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Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992) ( June 16, 2004 )

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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: June 16, 2004

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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: June 16, 2004

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

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Volume 12, No. 32 June 16, 2004 FREE


Perico-Arvida fight: Round 2 to Arvida


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Despite the Bradenton City Council's approval
June 9 of a revised site plan from Arvida for its Perico
Island condominium project, opponents and sup-
porters shouldn't expect the long-running battle to
be over.
Manatee County Commissioner Joe McClash said
the county attorney is studying the new Arvida site plan
for compatibility with Bradenton's comprehensive plan
and will present a report June 22.


"In my opinion, they still have a plan that does not
comply with Bradenton's comprehensive plan, but we will
wait for our attorney's report." McClash observed. "My
position is that it's not over," despite the latest approval.
Bradenton and Arvida officials claim the revised
site plan meets the city's comp-plan requirements.
Arvida's original plan called for 31 buildings and 898
units. The new plan has just 13 buildings and 686 units,
but most of the structures will be 10 floors high.
There's also the question of water supply to the
project, something McClash and other commissioners


Flattened
The roof of the truck driven by Robert Lauirer of Port Charlotte was flattened Friday morning after Laurer
struck an oncoming vehicle and overturned in the 2800 block of Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach. In the back-
ground, emergency medical staff attend to Laurer. A passenger in Laurer's vehicle was seriously injured
while the driver of the other vehicle suffered injuries not considered serious. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin


Sea turtle


catastrophe


looming?
By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
The faint beginnings of suspicion that something
dreadfully wrong is happening among the marine turtle
population, here and throughout the Gulf and into the
Atlantic Ocean, is stirring.
Many indications point to a mysterious crisis among
the giant reptiles, the nesting rate on Anna Maria Island
among them. There are other pointers, too, said Suzi Fox,
and "everyone is getting concerned."
The rate of nesting by loggerheads here is less than
half of last year's, she said, "and last year was a low year.
She is head of the Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and
holds the state permit lor marine turtle preservation here.
"I've only heard of a few beaches that are at or above
their normal nesting numbers at this time of the year," said
Megan Conti of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission. Based on anecdotal reports from per-
PLEASE SEE TURTLE, NEXT PAGE


believe the county is not obligated to provide, despite
an agreement with Bradenton on water service.
"That agreement didn't include 686 condominiums
and about 1.700 people on Perico Island," McClash
said.
Supplying Perico with water would lower the wa-
ter pressure to Anna Maria Island, unless the county
makes some major capital improvements at its expense
in the system, he said.
PLEASE SEE PERICO, PAGE 3



High-speed


crash injures


three on Island
A two-vehicle crash at 9:20 a.m. last Friday in the
2800 block of Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach sent three
people to area hospitals. two with serious injuries.
The Holmes Beach Police Department reported that
Robert Lauer of Port Charlotte was driving his pickup
truck north on Gulf Drive at a high rate of speed and pass-
ing other vehicles when he struck the passenger side of an
oncoming vehicle driven by Susan Schneerer of Holmes
Beach. Lauer's truck flipped in the air and landed on its
roof, seriously injuring Laurer and his passenger,
Travis Crawford. also of Port Charlotte.
The two men were taken by air ambulance to
Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg with serious
injuries, while Schneerer was hospitalized at Blake
Medical Center.
Lt. Dale Stephenson of the HBPD said the crash is
still under investigation, but charges are pending.
Anyone with information on the accident is asked
to call Stephenson at 708-5800, ext. 238.


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is the second week/1 winner in i e Isl/ander's T'op Notch ploto 'coestct. Week/v winners in the eiglht-week
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Turtle catastrophy brewing?
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mit holders, not hard, fast data, Conti said, "most are .at a
pretty low fraction of normal numbers one-third or one-
half."
Only 25 nests have been dug by female turtles on
Anna Maria beaches, far below average.
"Strandings are 10 times normal, too," Fox said.
These are sea turtles that wash ashore after or during death.
"Most of them have been struck by boat propellers."
And false crawls are abnormally high, seeming
"spooked off the beach by people." Such crawls are the
trails like giant zippers left by turtles that have come up
onto the beach to nest but have changed their minds for
some reason and gone back to the sea.
"Why the decline in nesting?" Fox asked. "Is there a
decline in the loggerhead population itself? It's the same
story everywhere this year, far fewer nests than normal.
"We're starting to suspect it may be more catastrophic
than we suspected. We're starting to think about what
avenues we should explore for an explanation.
"We thought it was the cool temperatures of the Gulf
water: It seems 80 degrees and above tell turtles the beach
sand is warm too, enough for incubating eggs. But the
water is way into the 80s now, and few nests."
Right now is usually the peak of nesting, she said. The
20 days from now until late June should have turtles
scrambling ashore in platoons, but they're holding off.
"We don't know what the problem is," Fox said.
"We're just beginning to suspect there is a real nasty prob-
lem. Any thoughts or suggestions from anyone in the pub-
lic would be very welcome."
Such suggestions may be made by calling 778-1435
or in person at the Turtle Watch Education Center, 5408
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Meanwhile, manmade obstacles to turtles on the
beach are still interfering with the reptiles, she said, and
"for some reason there are even a lot more people now
than usual at night on the beach, which isn't helpful to
turtles." The loggerheads come ashore at night to dig a
nest, deposit eggs, and cover them so the warm sand can
incubate them.
"If the turtle picture is a barometer of how we: are
doing with the environment, it's not good," Fox said.
Still, "I hope that next week this will all seem like a
false alarm."


Friendly turtle lighting available


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Beeman Lighting Co. of Bradenton is "Home-
land Security for Turtles," according to company
representative Rick Parker, and it's the wave of the
future for Florida coastal communities, resorts, con-
dominiums and home-owners looking to provide
turtle-friendly lighting that meets ordinance require-
ments. It also makes properties aesthetically pleas-
ing, he added.
Parker made a presentation to Anna Maria's Envi-
ronmental Education and Enhancement Committee
June 9 and said the new technology of COB-LED (chip
on board light emission diodes) is designed to com-
ply with turtle-lighting ordinances throughout Florida.
The new technology provides a light system that
can be computer-adjusted to eight different shades of
color.
During turtle season, the light is adjusted so that
hatchling turtles are not disoriented, causing them to
head inland, rather than toward the sea. After turtle
season, the light can be adjusted for any of the seven
other colors.
"This is ideal for use near sea turtle nests," ex-
claimed Parker. "We're a green company. We're com-
mitted to the environment and saving the turtles, and
we want to do what's right for the turtles and the com-
munity."
The newly formed company is offering resorts,
condominiums, beachfront restaurants and
homeowners a complete package of programmable
lighting systems that complies with local turtle-light-
ing ordinances. The system also reduces the electrical
cost of outdoor lighting. Output on the lights lasts
nearly 28 years, he said.
The company is new and still growing, but recently
landed a contract in Brevard County to install a system
in the county's new $4 million environmental center.
Systems are designed for the amount of light an owner,
resort or condominium needs.
The company is so new, it hasn't even begun any
serious marketing or advertising program, relying in-
stead on word-of-mouth and its own sales initiatives.


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Turtle security
Rick Parker ofBeeman Lighting Co. ofBradenton
demonstrates a new computerized lighting system to
the Anna Maria Environmental Education and
Enhancement Committee that complies with various
turtle lighting ordinances around Florida, is aes-
thetically pleasing and can be adjusted through eight
different colors. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
Beeman Lighting recently installed a system at the
Island Resort on Siesta Key, he said, and is negotiat-
ing with the Radisson Resort in Lido Beach to install
a system.
For more information on Beeman Lighting, call
552-4145.


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THE ISLANDER U JUNE 16, 2004 U PAGE


City to contractor: 'Take this paving job and shove it'
Rv Ri-lc Catlin APAC iinher imnlied threats of a lawsuit. nation along the two roads.


islanaer Keporter
Saying the latest compromise offer by APAC pav-
ing of Sarasota to settle the Oak-Tarpon paving dispute
is nothing more than "extortion," Anna Maria city com-
missioners refused to buckle.
Instead of approving a solution at its June 10 spe-
cial meeting that would have cost the city another
$9,000 plus $30,000 owed APAC under the original
contract, commissioners decided to ask City Attorney
Jim Dye for a list of "options" before considering any
payment.
The long-running dispute stems from the allegedly
shoddy repaving on Oak and Tarpon avenues by APAC
last August under a $30,000 city contract.
Engineers have said that because a tack coat be-
tween the base and top coat of asphalt was not installed
by APAC, the roads have begun to buckle and shift in
certain locations.
None of the $30,000 has yet been paid to APAC
and Mayor SueLynn and Tom Wilcox of Baskerville-
Donovan Inc., the city's engineering firm, have been
negotiating for nearly nine months with APAC for a
compromise.
APAC has refused to repair the streets unless it
receives additional compensation. At one time, the firm
demanded an additional $18,000.
The city's capital improvements advisory commit-
tee recommended that the commission pay the addi-
tional $9,000. That compromise also called for the city
to pay APAC 75 percent of the original $30,000 before
the repairs, with the balance plus the $9,000 due upon
completion.
"I think it's ludicrous" to pay the extra money, said
Commissioner Duke Miller. "APAC did not fulfill its
contract."
APAC has consistently denied any responsibility
for the problems, claiming Florida codes did not re-
quire a tack coat for that particular job, despite the faci


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ommended APAC to the city.
After much discussion and finger-pointing, com-
missioners shelved the idea of approving any payment
to APAC and asked the mayor to get a list of "options"
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SueLynn told commissioners the $9,000 in extra
compensation was "as good as it gets" from APAC
after months of negotiations, but Miller was unim-
pressed.
As an example, he said, if he hired a painter to put
down three coats of paint, and he only puts down two
and the paint begins to peel, he's got to come back and
do it right without any extra payment.
Miller claimed the paving job was to have been
inspected by the public works department, rather than
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Fhlaminlgo Cla residents. from lelf. I'Paula .iesch. Kai
de'lioilstrate'd against the Ar viTla pro'ic,'t (iltside the
Arvida project. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin


Perico project approved
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

"We could negotiate with Bradenton on the wate
issue, but we still want to see a site plan and building


plan, claiming it didn't meet Bradenton's compreher
sive plan requirements.
While that litigation is still pending, the revised sit
plan might render it moot.
In a last-ditch effort to save Perico from th


ers June s approved a motion to pursue a possible pu
ipply water to Arvida, the chase of the property from the current land owne
ill a water pipe from 75th Manatee Fruit Company.
It its own expense, or sue But the county's efforts for a purchase may pro,
too little and too late.
and the Island cities sued Whiting Preston Jr. of Manatee Fruit Co. did n
00 over the original site appear interested at the Bradenton City Council mee
ing in talking to the county about any potential pu
chase. A motion by Councilwoman Mariani
Barnebey to table discussion of the site plan un
Manatee County has had a chance to discuss a purcha
Beach House Restaurant with the owners failed for lack of a second.
plication, compensation Efforts to reach Preston for comment were unsu
ion truck purchase discus- cessful.


hensive plan. consent agenda, commission
June 23, 6:45 p.m., Environmental Education and En- scheduling.
hancement Committee meeting. June 23, 4 p.m., city commiss
June 24, 10 a.m., pre-bid conference on bridge repair June 23, 6 p.m., Citizen Advis
to be held at Island Baptist Church, 8605 Marina Drive, view and Updating of the C(
Anna Maria. Land Development Code For
June 24, 7 p.m., city commission meeting to be held at Bradenton Beach City Hall, I
Holmes Beach City Hall. 778-1005.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130. Holmes Beach
June 23, 9 a.m., code enforcer
Bradenton Beach June 24, 9 a.m., board of adju
June 16, 4 p.m., special city commission meeting on Holnes Beach City Hall, 580.
budget, followed by salary survey review and building 708-5800.
official services proposal discussion.
June 17, 1 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda: Of Interest
Public comment, approval of minutes, second reading June 16, 3 p.m., Coalition ol
and public hearing on supplemental code enforcement Officials meeting, Longboat I
ordinance, redistricting of ward boundaries, update on Isles Road, Longboat Key.


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PAGE 4 0 JUNE 16, 2004 0 THE ISLANDER


Anna Maria City Hall moving June 21


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Ready or not, here comes Anna Maria's city hall
- to Holmes Beach.
Anna Maria commissioners at a special meeting
June 10 approved a $40,000 change order and line
item transfers for needed maintenance work associ-
ated with the city hall remodeling project.
With Southern Cross Construction set to begin
work at city hall June 22, approval of the change or-
der and the transfer of funds was the final piece of
the puzzle for the project that has been considered
but never enacted the past six years by various may-
ors and commissions.
Mayor SueLynn said the temporary city hall at
the Island Baptist Church will be operational Mon-
day, June 21.
Ironically, the city will utilize a portion of the
church that is actually within the Holmes Beach city
limits, although some parts of church property are in
Anna Maria.
Commissioner Linda Cramer wanted a change
order for a new roof, which the mayor provided, but
that estimate of $33,000 was a bit more than com-
missioners wanted to approve.
Even Cramer agreed to approve the first change
order for needed maintenance that includes mold and
asbestos removal, while SueLynn gets another esti-
mate on a new roof.
Other commissioners such as chairperson John
Quam and Carol Ann Magill had suggested a new
roof be put into the upcoming 2004-05 budget. The
mayor will provide more estimates and "options" at
the June 24 commission meeting, which will take
place at the Holmes Beach City Hall.
But like anything needing approval in Anna
Maria, this did not come easily.
Resident Diane Canniff suggested that the city



Savings clause


adopted in


Holmes Beach

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
It might have been 15 years late, but the long-
awaited "savings clause" ordinance was approved by
the Holmes Beach City Commission June 8 in a 3-1
vote, with Commissioner Pat Morton objecting, and
Commissioner Roger Lutz abstaining on the grounds of
a possible conflict of interest.
The savings clause ordinance essentially allows
owners of legal lots of record that existed in 1989, but
did not meet the 80-foot frontage requirement adopted
that year, to build within the density limits of the com-
prehensive plan and without need of a variance.
According to Mayor Carol Whitmore and city
planner Bill Brisson, the city had always thought a sav-
ings clause was adopted in 1989 and had routinely
granted building permits for lots that did not meet the
frontage requirements.
"It's been confusing" for some time, said acting
city attorney Mark Singer.
The issue only came to light when City Attorney
Jim Dye sent attorney Steve Thompson a letter in 2002
advising him that his clients could build on a lot they
intended to buy, without meeting the width require-
ment.
In 2003, however, the Frank Davis problem at
5622 Gulf Drive arose and a new attorney looked at the
city code and advised that there was no savings clause
and Davis had to apply for a variance to build what he
wanted.
Litigation that is still pending ensued over the
Davis request, litigation that includes the city as a de-
fendant.
That has led to the amended proposal and "that's
how we got here," concluded Singer.
Singer said that Dye's advice in 2002 was consis-
tent with city policy since 1989.


Anna Maria City Hall

closed Thursday, Friday
Anna Maria City Hall will be closed for
public business on Thursday and Friday while
staff move to the temporary city hall at the Is-
land Baptist Church.
The city will reopen for business Monday,
June 21, at its temporary location.
City hall renovations and remodeling are
expected to last approximately four months.
For more information, call 708-6130.

... and moving

to church on Monday
Anna Maria City Hall will open in its tem-
porary location at the Island Baptist Church at
the intersection of Gulf Drive and 85th Street at
8:30 a.m. Monday, June 21.
The city will use the second floor of Fellow-
ship Hall at the church for its offices. All city
offices will be relocated, as will the Manatee
County Sheriff's Office Anna Maria sub-station.
Telephone and fax numbers will be the same.
Commission and planning and zoning board
meetings will be held at the Holmes Beach City
Hall, while committee meetings will utilize a con-
ference room on the second floor of Fellowship
Hall.
The temporary location is expected to last no
more than four months while the regular city hall
on Gulf Drive in Anna Maria is undergoing reno-
vations and repairs.


hall remodeling project sounds like the Oak-Tarpon
paving project with all its changes and increased


costs and expert opinions.
Commissioners, however, disagreed and voted
3-2 for the change order. Commissioners Duke
Miller and Dale Woodland voted against the mea-
sure.
The commission also approved by a 4-1 margin
the four-month contract with Island Baptist Church
to rent space for $1,700 per month while the remod-
eling project is ongoing.
In other business, the commission learned that a
survey by Code Enforcement Officer Gerry Rathvon
and Rose Quinn-Bare of Waste Management Inc.,
the city's waste-hauling contractor, that the city has
40 units without a proper address number. In addi-
tion, the survey found a discrepancy in the number
of reported occupancy units at various addresses.
The mayor said WMI will deal with those units
that have been getting collection service but not pay-
ing, in addition to those commercial units paying the
residential rate.
She also suggested the commission get a stron-
ger address-signage ordinance and require water-
front and canalfront owners to display an address
that can be easily seen from the beach or water.
There is a safety issue in case of an injury or
emergency on the beach or on a canal where an ad-
dress is not readily visible, she said.
Notices will be sent in August to all city resi-
dents advising them that a street address number
must be displayed and easily visible from the street.
The commission agreed to have City Attorney
Jim Dye look into updating the current ordinance
with stronger language.
The commission also asked the mayor to get an
opinion from Dye on the legality of the city requir-
ing that utility companies, or any contractor or per-
son digging in the right of way, be required to get a
use permit before starting the work.


Long lost, but found
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore seemed lost in the parking lot at The Islander newspaper Sunday,
although it turned out she was there to meet her father Lee of Sargent, Texas, whom she hadn't seen for 21
years. She just didn 't know what he'd look like. They 'v'e stayed in touch by phone, she said, but "long time no
see. They found each other easily when he arrived in a car with Texas license plates. Carol said he decided
to come for a visit following the death of his wife earlier this year. He left the Island community some 30
years ago when shie was 16. Islander Photo: Bonn/er( Jo


Morton, however, said he felt the ordinance fa-
vored "the developers" who would buy a single-fam-l
ily home in a duplex area, then turn around and sell it
for a big profit because two units could he built on the
property.
Brisson said his research found only nine lots af-


fected by the savings clause.
Resident Dave Moynihan pointed out that the or-
dinance only affects "legal lots of record prior to 1989,"
not any new lots. And "developers" don't generally get
PLEASE SEE SAVINGS, NEXT PAGE







Savings clause OK'd
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4
involved in a two-unit property, he added.
He also reminded the commission that in 1989,
density went from 16 units per acre to 10 units, thus
lowering density.
But resident Russ Olson spoke in opposition, say-
ing there is no "crying need for a savings clause."
The motion passed 3-1.
It was unclear if the new ordinance would affect
the current legal issues with the Frank Davis property.
Adjacent property owners Barbara Coloney and Ruth
McLean have filed legal action against Davis and the city,
claiming approval of the Davis site plan was not properly
noticed. They have also appealed to the circuit court over
a variance granted Davis by the board of adjustment.
In other business, the commission:
Learned that the Manatee County Commission
has approved a $135,000 grant from the West Coast
Inland Navigational District to dredge channels in
Bimini Bay.
Gave Mayor Carol Whitmore the go-ahead to
pursue financing for a new Key Royale Bridge through
the Florida League of Counties, with the understand-
ing the city would be reimbursed in tile future by the
Florida Department of Transportation.
Approved the second reading of an ordinance that
appeals of board of adjustment decisions must be tiled in
circuit court within 30 days of the date that the board's
decision was filed in the public records of Manatee
County.
Reappointed Moynihan, Peter Ereg, Russ Olson
and Allan Guy to the board of adjustment.
Appointed Mark Kimball to the board of adjust-
ment.
Reappointed Allen Bobo and James Howorth to
the personnel board.
Approved Brisson to perform the comprehensive
plan review at $95 per hour.
Denied a request by Suzi Fox of TurtleWatch to
be allowed to use an ATV on the beach beyond the Jan.
1, 2004, expiration date.
Fox had asked for one more year to use the ATV
to inspect turtle nests and nestlings, but the commission
wasn't interested.
That prompted Fox to ask commissioners exactly
"What are you doing to support TurtleWatch in this
city?"
"We give you money," replied Commissioner Rich
Bohnenberger.






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THE ISLANDER U JUNE 16, 2004 U PAGE 5


Major, minor developments


defined in Anna Maria


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The exhausting and seemingly thankless task of
Anna Maria's planning and zoning board in preparing
the final development review procedures for the city is
finished.
Through weekly workshop sessions the past three
months, board members developed the procedures that
will guide major and minor project proposals in
the city.
The city commission passed an accompanying or-
dinance March 25, and can change the development
procedures by resolution.
Major developments as defined in the procedures
will require final site-plan approval by the city commis-
sion. The term "major development" is defined in the
procedures to include any of the following:
The construction, expansion, alteration or change
of any principal or accessory structure, or piricipal or
accessory use, except for single-fn;inil\ and tiwo-lam-
ily dwellings.
The alteration or reconstruction ol ;any noneon-
fornning lse or nonconforming structiiclu
The exterior alteration or reconstruction of ani\
improvement, building or structure w hlch does not
have an approved final site plan.
The subdivision of land or any change of use or
intensity of use, or alteration of an improvement, build-
ing or other structure, that affects the characteristics of
a lot of parcel in terms of parking, loading, access.
drainage or utilities.
Minor developments will not require a final site-
plan approval. They include:
The alteration or expansion of a single-family or
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remodeling the restaurant following a March 19 fire.
Because the fire is being investigated as arson.
the Suzors have been unable to get an insurance
settlement, but will proceed with a remodeling plan
using their own funds.
Mayor SueLynn asked commissioners .at their
June 10 meeting that the restaurant site plan be
placed on the June 24 city commission agenda for
consideration if it's recommended for approval by
the P&Z.
Commissioners agreed with the understanding
that if there is a problem with the plan, approval
could be delayed until the July commission meeting.
The fire caused an estimated $350,000 worth of
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Soldier's heart
When Harvey Memorial Community Church un-
dertook a project to send care packages to soldiers serv-
ing America in the Middle East, and named it
"Soldier's Heart," little did they know what would
come of their generosity.
Ed Callen, whose vision it was to send the packages,
came to the newspaper somewhat disappointed at the re-
suits of a collection for items to send the soldiers. But Ed,
with the help of Nancy Ambrose, expanded the package
to include letters from students at the two Island schools,
and away went one of the boxes to U.S. Maj. Rick Ely, a
relative of Ambrose serving in Afghanistan.
Ely said he was pleased to find the letters inside
from students. He sought to share them, but other sol-
diers shunned the thought of responding to strangers,
which, Ely admitted, made him mad.
So he took up the task.
And we all know how that turned out.
It culminated last week with declarations from the
three mayors of Maj. Ely Week and a "key" to the Is-
land cities, gift certificates, accommodations, a rental
car and expense money, and even a trip to the Orlando
attractions, all donated.
It was our honor to host a community welcome for
the Elys.
Maj. Ely has plenty to be proud of in his service to
our country and his thoughtful consideration of our
community. He shared those feelings with us follow-
ing an emotionally charged video presentation prepared
for his unit the family he shared for 1 I months -
and he won the hearts of all present.
The little box that Harvey sent grew large with
promise, hope, charity and pride.
Thanks to Rick Ely, it opened our hearts.

Perico Island debacle
While the City of Bradenton has again approved
the Arvida Corp. plans to develop the northeast shore
of Perico Island with almost 700 condos in 10-story
buildings, foes of the project, including many Island-
ers and the environmental group ManaSota-88, have
vowed to continue the fight.
It may be too early to know the effect of the new
site plan on a lawsuit filed to thwart Arvida's plans -
a lawsuit joined by the three Island cities. That will be
thrashed out in the coming weeks and months.
It is, however, evident that the Manatee County
Board of Commissioners is willing to stand up to
highrises on the shoreline, and we applaud them.


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Perico's turn now
Well the greedy pig developers have won again.
First ihey are ruining Anna Maria Island, now Perico
Island. The Bradenton City Council should be ashamed
of itself to cave in to big money. I guess it's really true
that money talks.
Does anyone realize how hard it will be to e\,
ate Anna Maria in case of a disastrous hurricane, with
even more cars just over the bridge, hundreds more try-
ing to escape? God help us!
Add three more stories to the Martinique condos
here in Holmes Beach and build 10 of them on Perico
Island. Wow, that sure is a pretty picture.
When the city of Bradenton is eventually counting
all their supposed tax money from the development, I
certainly hope they will not ever be counting bodies.
Nancy Richard, Holnes Beach

Elys most welcome
Recently I had an opportunity to meet U.S. Army
Maj. Rick Ely and his wonderful family while they
were visiting the Anna Maria Island area.
He is truly an impressive and thoughtful example
for us all, young and old alike, of how a person in a
position of authority should conduct himself both as a
patriotic professional and as a private citizen.
Congratulations to the Harvey Memorial Commu-
nity Church, The Islander, and all the others involved
in helping us to meet and appreciate the Elys.
Hopefully, their recent interactions with the school
children and other folks on Anna Maria Island will
encourage Rick, Joelle, Kayla and Alec to come back
again and again and maybe even to take up perma-
nent residence here someday.
Chuck Palmer, Bradenton

Speak out now
It is a shame the City of B1radenton approved the
concrete wall of seven- and 10-story high rises on
Perico Island. If it is ever built, this development will


By Egan


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forever change the vista and soul of Manatee County.
Bradenton officials were apparently swayed by the
hired "experts" Arvida provided for the presentation
before the council.
Years ago were there "experts" saying American
Beryllium Company would be a good neighbor in
Tallevast? Did "experts" from Mulberry Phosphates
Inc. say the Piney Point phosphate plant would be a
benefit to the community? Where are those "experts"
today? The problem with hired "experts" is they are
never around to share the shame when things don't
work out. It's the community that bears the burden of
the "expert's" mistakes.
After the Arvida presentation and "expert" testi-
mony, I still believe a better use of this property would
be in preservation and as a passive park to be enjoyed
by the whole community. If you agree, now might be
a good time for a phone call to the county conmmission-
ers at 745-3700; an e-mail; or a letter, 1112 Manatee
Ave. W., Bradenton FL 34205. The "experts" have
spoken. Have you?
Marilyn Stasica. Palma Sola

Butterfly surprise
Someone tied a beautiful butterfly balloon to our
sandwich sign in order to create more attention to our
Fit to Eat Deli/Restaurant. It was such a pleasant sur-
prise.
We have had tremendous support from the resi-
dents, businesses and tourists since we opened Jan. 1.
Our intention when we opened our deli/restaurant
was to provide quality, affordable food in a clean,
friendly atmosphere where the locals as well as the
tourists would feel at home.
We had a great tourist season and are enjoying
meeting the locals who are now venturing out to the-
local restaurants. We wish to thank the butterfly donor
and all the great people for their support. We are proud
to be a part of lhis wonderful community.
Melinda lamtpariello and Terry Weaver, Holmes
Beach.


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1.25 million pounds
of food collected
On Saturday, May 8, the National Association of
Letter Carriers held its 12th annual one-day food drive.
For the past 12 years, on the second Saturday in May,
the letter carriers your mailmen and women in
every city throughout the United States and territories
have conducted the most massive one-day food drive
in the nation.
In the first 11 years, well over half a billion pounds
of food was collected for local food banks and pantries,
helping families throughout the nation. Last year alone,
the food drive collected over 61 million pounds of
food, and our local West Coast Florida Letter Carriers
branch was second in the nation with over 1 million
pounds of donated food.
This year again, for the fourth year running, our
branch collected over 1 million pounds 1.25 mil-
lion of food. As president of the local branch, I
wish to thank all of the citizens from our communi-
ties for their very generous support. I also wish to
thank the postal employees, businesses and civic
associations who participated and made the food
drive so successful.
Nationally, Campbell's Soup, Second Harvest,
Val-Pak, Saturn Corp., AFL/CIO and United Way have
all become sponsors, as well as Bill Keane, national
cartoonist of the "Family Circus" who provides a
poster each year. Locally I wish to thank Kash-n-Karry,
Channel 8 TV, the Salvation Army, Clausen Brothers
Moving Co., The FLYER publications, the Knight Rid-
ers Van Club, and Software Design Inc. for their gen-
erous support.
Thanks to the generosity of our communities and
the help of all those who participated, this drive will go
a long way in restocking the nearly depleted shelves of
our local food banks. Now, they will be able to con-
tinue providing food for those less fortunate than our-
selves, many with small children who, except for the


generosity of all who donated and participated, might
otherwise go hungry. Thank you.
O.D. Elliott, president, branch 1477. National As-
sociation of Letter Carriers. Pinmllas Park
Police the beach
Referring to a recent newspaper report, I feel en-
couraged to confirm that crowding other people, kick-
ing up sand around people, using loud music, laying
blankets too close to others, shaking them afterward so
sand gets in the eyes of the neighbor and even worse
- feeding the gulls so they stick around and leave un-
pleasant spots on your blanket or umbrella or even your
body, very much also apply to the beaches on Anna
Maria Island.
There is a lot more to say about the mismanners of
people like standing in the water with beer cans or
bottles in their hands, taking cigarettes into the water,
using wave runners and boats between swimmers and
ignoring all other people.
The tremendous increase in beach visitors suggests
that quite a number do not want to enjoy the beaches
like the others, they just occupy and use them for their
own benefit, not caring about others and neglecting all
the boardwalk signs and common sense.
I believe the present situation makes it necessary
to reinforce beach police representation and ask tIhem
to really make people aware of their misbehavior and
violations. Maybe flyers also would help informing
beach visitors about the no-no's on the beaches.
With the increasing population in Bradenton and
surroundings, the record high of beachgoers \\ill most
probably be broken every season and with this, all other
problems will increase.
Some say there is a big lack of vision in the United
States. Let me give you a "local vision" for the near
future: Instead of using the slogan "another day in para-
dise," people might start saying "another day of frus-
tration, irritation and increased expenses."
Glienther E. Schellenbern. Perico Island


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of The Islander announced that:
Bradenton Beach Building Official Joe Romano
submitted his resignation effective June 30, citing
"constant criticism" from "certain members" of the
Community Redevelopment Agency and Mayor Katie
Pierola.
The Florida Department of Environmental Pro-
tection denied a permit for a dock and deck to Holmes
Beach resident Daniel Wiersema. Wiersema had served
39 days in jail on a civil contempt charge for failure to
remove illegal construction materials at his property at
3220 Gulf Drive.
Sailors from 85 boats, including one owned by
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Dock owners concerned about insurance problems


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Efforts by the Holmes Beach City Commission to
solve the long-standing problem of dock ownership and
usage in the Sunrise subdivision boat basin near Avenue
C hit a snag at the June 8 commission workshop when
some affected homeowners claimed they are unable to get
insurance on the docks.
City Attorney Patricia Petruff presented a draft ordi-
nance that essentially provides procedures for
homeowners to register a claim with the city for an exist-
ing dock. The city maintains ownership of the canal bot-
tom land, but is "licensing use of a dock" for individual
property owners.
The city owns the bottom, the property owners would
own the dock.
At the same time, however, the city is requiring dock
owners to provide proof that they have liability insurance
on the dock, and that the city be listed as a "named in-
sured."
Not so fast, said Sunrise resident Kevin Hutchinson.
He said he called a number of insurance agents in the area
and each said they "will not give me liability [insurance]
on the dock because I don't own the land I'm on."
Commissioner Roger Lutz said Hutchinson must not
be phrasing his question properly to the agents. If some-
one uses city property for a special event, they can get
insurance.
"It's not homeowners insurance, it's casualty insur-
ance," said Lutz.
But it's a Catch-22 situation, Hutchinson claimed. He
can't get insurance because he doesn't own the property,
and he can't register his claim for a dock until he gets in-
surance.
Hold on, replied Lutz. "We are on your side. We are
not trying to steal your dock."
Petruff agreed. Everyone seems to be able to get dock


insurance, even dock owners along the T-end canals of
74th Street.
Even those property owners, however, are having an
insurance problem, said Pat Auman of 74th Street, who
works in the insurance industry. The city will not accept
a homeowner's policy that only states "other structures"
as coverage, she said.
True, said Petruff. "We want to see it in the policy. It
needs to state 'the dock'" under other structures. She said
the city has learned that homeowner's insurance does not
apply to a detached dock unless it specifically states so in
the policy. Even a letter from the insurance company stat-
ing coverage of the dock exists is sufficient.
The same applies for Sunrise owners who believe
they have a claim to a dock when they submit a registra-
tion and proof of insurance.
Disgruntled dock owners weren't so sure they could
get such proof, and Lutz said if that's the case, the com-
mission will just "figure out something else.
"Don't act like we're your worst enemies. We're try-
ing to help you," he said.
The insurance issue will be investigated by city staff
and the draft ordinance discussed again at the
commission's July workshop session.
In other workshop business, the commission agreed
to prepare a new contract with Waste Management Inc.,
the city's current waste-hauling contractor, and place that
issue on the July regular commission meeting agenda.
The new contract would be for automated service and
increase the monthly charge by $1 per residence, but
would run through 2010. The present contract expires next
year.
According to Rose Quin-Bare of WMI, automated
service utilizes a 64-gallon container that is easily pushed
to curbside, can't be blown over or spill under normal cir-
cumstances, and is aesthetically pleasing.
Reua-door pickup will be provided to residents unable


to move the container or leave their residence, she said.
"I'm convinced this is reasonable," said Commis-
sioner Don Maloney, and his colleagues agreed.
The commission also listened to attorney Bob Green,
representing Tidemark Properties LLC, who asked to have
the legal description of property redone and re-recorded
in circuit court because of an error in the description.
It's clearly an error, said Green, and commissioners
agreed. No need to advertise for a revised site plan, said
Lutz. If we "fix the problem" and it's wrong, "it's his prob-
lem," he noted.
Green will prepare the correct legal description for the
July commission meeting, where it will be introduced as
an amendment to a previously adopted resolution. Petruff
will review Green's draft prior to the meeting.
Commissioners also approved a draft ordinance that
appeals from a decision of a building official shall be
heard by a hearing officer [special master], and a draft
ordinance defining hotel and motel. That ordinance would
also prohibit rentals of less than seven days in the R-1
through R-4 districts.

Man arrested for fondling
Bradenton Beach Police on Sunday arrested 48-
year-old Kenneth Mercado of Riverview after he was
accused of fondling two young boys in the waters off
Coquina Beach.
The report said the two youths were using
Mercado's inflatable raft when he allegedly fondled
them. The boys told their grandmother about the inci-
dent and she alerted a lifeguard, who then called
Bradenton Beach police.
Mercado was arrested and charged with lewd and
lascivious molestation and battery.
He was transported to the Manatee County jail
where bail was set at $10,000 on the lewd and lascivi-
ous molestation charge and $750 for battery.


'Top Notch' photo contest week three entries due


If you've got a great snapshot, we've got a contest, and
you could be our next winner.
The Islander photo contest began with the June 9 cover
winner. Eight weekly winning pictures will be featured on the
c er of The Islander in total and one snapshot will be a grand
pnre winner with prizes and gift certificates awarded by the
newspaper and local merchants.
The weekly deadline is noon Friday throughout the con-
test with the next deadline June 18. Weekly winners receive
$50 from the The Islander and a "more than a mullet wrapper"
Islander T-shirt.
Judging begins by a selection of pictures that may include
abstract photos, still life pictures, landscapes and scenics, can-
did unposed snapshots, action, holidays, humor and animal
pictures. Nothing is overlooked, including great kid pics, sen-
timental moments and moments of personal triumph.
Send or deliver your favorites (no limits) weekly to Top
Notch Contest Editor, The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,


Holmes Beach FL. 34217.
Digital contest entries should be submitted in the origi-
nal JPG format via e-mail to topnotch@( islander.org. or on
CD. No retouchiing, enhancemlCients or computer manipula-
tion is allowed.
Complete rules and entry forms for the contest are pub-
lished below. Please attach a photo contest label to each
photo or CD you submit. E-mail entrants must submit the
label information in the text of the e-mail, one photo attach-
ment per e-mail.
Photos without entry forms/information will be disquali-
fied. Additional photo labels are available at the newspaper
office or they may be copied.

2003 'Top Notch' winner
Steve Stanley ofiAnna Maria and St. Petersb'g iwas a
winner with this photo of son Kevin, 9. on the beach in
Anna Maria.


Islander photo contest rules
1) The Islander Newspaper's Top Notch Photo Con-
test is strictly for amateur photographers. Amateur photogra-
phers are those who derive less than 5 percent of their income
from photography.
2) Black-and-white and color photographs taken after Jan.
1, 2003, are eligible. This allows for extended eligibility. Pho-
tos previously published (in any format/media) or entered in
any Islander or other competitions are not eligible.
3) Photographs may be taken with any make of camera.
No retouching or other alteration (except cropping) is permit-
ted of negatives, prints or electronic photo files; no compos-


NAME
ADDRESS
CITY
STATE
PHONE
DATE PHOTO WAS TAKEN:
LOCATION PHOTO WAS TAKEN:


I have read the contest rules and affirm that this en-
try is in compliance with them.
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ite pictures or multiple printing will be accepted. Digital photos
may be submitted in their original JPG file format (via e-mail or
disk) or a printed photograph. Slide (transparency) photos are not
accepted.
4) Entrant's name, address and phone number must be writ-
ten clearly, in ink, on the contest label and affixed to the back of
each print, or listed similarly in the e-mail message along with the
digital photo attachment. One e-mail per photo submission. Mail
entries to The Islander Top Notch Photo Contest, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. E-mail digital entries to
topnotch@islander.org.
5) Entrants by their entry agree that The Islander may publish
their pictures for local promotion. Entrants must be able to furnish


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the original negative or original digital image if requested by the
contest editor. All photos submitted become the property of The
Islander. Photos will not be returned. The Islander and con-
test sponsors assume no responsibility for negatives, diskettes,
CDs or photo prints.
Entrant must know the name and address of any recogniz-
able persons appearing in the picture and those must be en-
closed/attached with the entry.
6) Employees of The Islander and their immediate family
members are not eligible to enter the contest.
7) Any taxes on prizes are the sole responsibility of the
winners. Any cash prize won by a minor will be awarded to a
parent or guardian. Prize rights are not transferable.


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THE ISLANDER U JUNE 16, 2004 U PAGE 9


Islanders help


with wheelchairs


for needy
Eighteen people will be receiving wheelchairs
through the efforts of Anna Maria Elementary School
fifth-graders and the Anna Maria-Island Rotary Club.
The students at AME formed an "enterprise"
with Rotary seed money and purchased change
purses that they sold to other students at school.
They also placed canisters for contributions around
the Island.
"The experience in forming the company with
their own officers, marketing and sales people, and
developing a business plan helped these students
better understand how a business can be formed,
managed and marketed," said Cindi Harrison, coun-
selor at AME.
The Rotary Club's outgoing president, Don
Fernald, also placed contribution containers at Freedom
Elementary and the Manatee Schools for the Arts and
Sciences. Ties with those schools were developed
when Rotary took dictionaries to their third-grade stu-
dents last fall.
The Island Rotarians agreed to match the money
collected or earned at each school, and Freedom El-
ementary and the School for the Arts and Sciences
along with the Rotary matching funds each bought two
wheelchairs.
The AME students plus Rotary funds bought
five.
Now the Wheelchair Foundation Inc. will match
those funds so that altogether 18 wheelchairs will be
bought. The foundation said it provides wheelchairs to
needy people in 163 countries at the rate of 20,000 a
month.
"Chairs are manufactured in China and shipped
in 240-lot containers to countries where charitable
and religious organizations distribute them to the
needy regardless of race, creed, gender or political
persuasion," said Island Rotarians.


Remembering Reagan
On board the Brittania, in 1991, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip of England hosted a dinner that included
fivo er Florida first lady and notable Islander Rhea Chiles, right, with Florida Governor Lawton Chiles, now
deceased, and finner President Ronald Reagan, rear left, who passed away June 5. Next to Reagan is former
President Gerald Ford, the prince and Chiles. Front row, from left, former first lady Betty Ford, the queen and
former first lady Nancv Reagan.
Congressional candidates to speak June 17 in Cortez


Democratic primary candidates seeking to oppose
incumbent Katherine Harris in the 13th Congressional
District will speak to the voters at the Cortez Commu-
nity Center, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. June 17.
All four Democratic candidates C.J. Czaia,
Christine Jennings, Jan Schneider and Floyd Winters


- are expected to explain their platforms and answer
voters' questions.
The one-hour forum will be moderated by James
"Zach" Zacharias. The Cortez Community Center is lo-
cated at 4523-123 St. Ct. W.
For further information, call 794-5919.


Least tern nests protected at north-end beach


By Heather Beddow
Islander Intern
It's baby bird time for the flock of least terns nest-
ing at the north end of Anna Maria Island.
From late April through August, least terns will be
nesting and hatching successfully thanks to a team
from the Audubon Society who helped tape "No Tres-
passing" notices around the nests.
Many experts have expressed concern for the bird
population because they are running out of places to
nest. Increasing beachfront development, growing
population and sand erosion have depleted a lot of the
good nesting areas.
The Gulf of Mexico shoreline is a crucial nesting
habitat for many birds, including the least terns, and
many of them don't have a place to lay their eggs.
Audubon volunteer Monique Abrams said a lot of
birds are nesting on flat gravel roofs for lack of natu-
ral nesting areas. And the problem is that these flat-
gravel roofs are decreasing in popularity and also dan-
gerous for the birds.
Hurricane season often brings bad weather that
creates a bad nesting environment and the roof height
is also a concern, because eggs can roll or blow off.
Least terns are very small, light gray birds that
camouflage into the sand and so do their eggs. People
often don't see them when they are walking down the
beach and, unfortunately, the birds are very sensitive
to disturbances. They are often scared away from their
nest by the faintest footsteps.
This becomes a problem for nesting productivity.
Due to the extreme heat in the summer months, the
eggs become too hot in the direct sun light.
Island resident Jack Egan was one of the first to
take notice of the nesting on Bean Point. Egan then
notified members of the Audubon Society, who helped
tape off a large portion of the dunes where the birds
were nesting so they would not be disturbed.
David Hopkins, member of the Audubon Society,
said there are about 25 nests in the taped area and each
nest has about two or three eggs.


Tern nests marked
Dorrie and David Hopkins, Monique Abrams, Barbara Howard, Luzette and Larry Claxton, and Sid
Crawford of the Audubon Society gather at Bean Point to help protect nesting least terns. Islander Photo:
Heather Beddow


He said the least tern nests are hollowed out in the
sand like a cereal bowl and the eggs often get stepped
on because people can't see them in the sand.
The volunteers say they don't mind the hard work


and they love the birds.
Hopkins said he works with Audubon because he
wants to protect the environment and the birds are part


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Kafka book honored,


author Diamant visits


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
With another major honor for her book in hand and
a triumphant European debut behind her, Kathi
Diamant is relaxing on her beloved Anna Maria Island.
She will be here through Father's Day, in defer-
ence to her father, William Diamant, and mother
Peggy who live in the Anna Maria house originally
occupied by an illustrious forebear, the late author
Wyatt Blassingame.
Her book still keeps her busy, involving some
travel and several more book signing still in the off-
ing. It is "Kafka's Last Love: The Mystery of Dora
Diamant," chronicling the last part of the troubled ge-


Still room in Cortez

golf benefit Saturday
Golf for an ailing friend will be sponsored by
Cortez Kitchen Restaurant and Fish Market Saturday
afternoon at the Manatee County Golf Course, and
there's still room for additional players ain sponsors.
The benefit is for B.J. Lipke, whose cancer treat-
ments have run him out of money, said Peter H;arrda,
Cortez Kitchen manager and sparkplug of the golf out-
ing. Lipke had been employed at Cortez Kitchen for
years "and we want him back," said Barreda.
Golf play will start at I p.m. with a two-person
scramble at the course, 6415 53rd Ave. W., Bradenton.
Following play will be a party at the Cortez Kitchen,
4628 119th St. W.
Entry is $45 per person and hole sponsorships are
$100, the proceeds going to Lipke's medical bills.
Additional details may be obtained at 798-9404.


nius' life and the devotion of his Dora. She, inciden-
tally, is no relation to the Anna Maria Diamants, though
the coincidence of names is remarkable.
Kathi started researching Dora in 1984, she said,
and struggled for nearly 20 years to complete the book
and get it on the market.
It's been well worth it, she believes, both for the
value of the book's subjects and for her own great grati-
fication. Another note of that has come from the pres-
tigious San Diego Book Awards, where she earned the
Theodore Geisel Award "The Best of the Best."
This follows by a few weeks the book's debut in
London, a party by her European publisher to "ac-
knowledge all the people who made the book possible,"
she said.
"It was the first meeting of the Kafka and Diamant
families in 80 years," she added. "About 125 people
came from all over the globe. To me it was the culmi-
nation of all the research and connections involved in
the book. It was wonderful."
She came here in the 1950s with her parents when
she was a year old, attended Anna Maria Elementary
School, went on through university and to California,
where she lives. She is adjunct professor at San Diego
Slate University and is the new anchor/producer of the
Public Broadcasting Station's nlmembership campaign.

'Business After Hours' scheduled
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day, June 22, at Euphemia Haye Restaurant, 5540 Gulf
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"Two best friends, both happily married, become
the objects of separate but identical propositions by a
man hoping to seduce them and acquire their husbands'
money."
Well, it's a start for just about anyone, but in the
hands of William Shakespeare and Kelly Wynn Wood-
land it's two hours and more of hilarity for Anna Maria
Island.
"The Merry Wives of Windsor" will play at the
Island Players July 13-17, and a ticket shortage is al-
ready threatening. So special arrangements are in order:
From now until Friday, July 2, send a check payable to
Island Players indicating the date you prefer to see the
play and the number of tickets desired, to P.O. Box
2059, Anna Maria FL 34216.
Thereafter the box office will be open for business
9 a.m.-l p.m. starting July 6. It is at 10009 Gulf Drive,
Anna Maria, phone 778-5755.
Continuing her outline of the play, Woodland, the
play's director: "After comparing notes and sharing
outrage at the situation, the women decide to trick the
man into public humiliation and in the process teach
one jealous husband a lesson about the folly of mis-
trusting a loyal but independent woman."
She also promises a pair of young lovers overcoming
parental disapproval to be together, plus a forest, moon-


light, and fairies, "but what else would you expect?"
This will be the fourth annual Shakespeare on the
Island production, a series Woodland began in the face
of skepticism about the Islanders' appetite for classi-
cal hi-jinks. It's been a theatrical wildfire from the first,
so popular that productions have been extended to
make room for everyone.
Rehearsals have gotten under way and are at least
satisfactory, said Woodland, despite the size of the cast
and the complexity of any Shakespeare play.
Falstaff is a strong peg in "Merry Wives," por-
trayed by Kelly's husband Mark Woodland. Dawn
Burns plays Alice Ford, Robin Rhodes is Meg Page,
Richard Garcia portrays Frank Ford. Herbert Stump is
George Page, Corinne Woodland is Ann Page, Tom
Westlake Master Fenton, Sarah Kieffner Mistress
Quickly, Stan Koci Sir Hughes. Mark Shoemaker Doc-
tor Caius.
Bob Green is Host of the Garter. James McGinnis
Robert Shallow, Jon Kieffner Abraham Slender, Beau
Bailey Peter Simple, Larry Hamms Pistol. Tom
Westlake Nym, Nicole Coffin Robvn, Chris McVicker
John Rogby. Mary Burns servant Robert, Ryland Jones
John.
Stage manager is Carol Cozan, with Barb Gusie as
assistant. Set design is by Rick Kopp, costumes by
Priscilla Boyd and Sarah Tremblv. lighting by Chris
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beach at the Sandbar Restaurant June 12. After a
honeymoon in Murphy, N.C., they plan to live in
Brandon. The bride teaches at Colson Elementary
School in Brandon and the bridegroom is retired
from Home Depot.

Islander Dunne named
assistant governor of Rotary
Jim Dunne of Holmes Beach has been named as-
sistant governor of Rotary International district 6960,
the Anna Maria Island Rotary Club has announced.
He will coordinate community activities, philan-
thropic undertakings and membership development
among the seven Rotary clubs in Manatee County.
A Rotarian here and elsewhere for 36 years, Dunne
was president of the Anna Maria club for two succes-
sive one-year terms. He recently noted his 19th year of
service on the selection committees for awarding of
Paul Harris Ambassadorial Scholarships to students for
overseas study.
The Island club is the fourth Rotary club to which he
has belonged in his travels. He has been president of an-
other Rotary club and served in all the administrative and
service committees formed in each separate club. For 17
years he was the youth exchange chairman in two Rotary
districts, exchanging American students for various home
stays with children from Europe and Japan.


Masse-Golzwarden wed
Jenifer Golzuwarden and Michael Masse, both of
Bradenton, were married June 12 in a ceremony oin
the beach at the Sanlbar Restauiraim in Annl Maria.
The bride's fiailv came here from Germany for the
wedding. 1The bride works for Tri Stalf Co. and lher
bridegroom teaches at the IBradenton Academy. lhey
will live in Bradenton.


... and Island Rotarians are
back from charity meeting
IFour Anna Maria Islanil Rotary Cluh b nem-
bers have returned from a conllerence onl Saniihel
Island where they participated in discussions of
charity projects as well as work overseas in fam-
ine relief and polio eradication.
They are Steve Schlieter, incoming presi-
dent of the club; Win Bishop of the community
service committee; Patti Bishop, incoming di-
rector of international service: and James
)unne, past president.
The club has been notified that a "shelter box"
it bought is ready in l'ngland, awaiting shipping
instructions. It is similar to two others the club
bought and sent for use by homeless Iraqtuis.
The box contains a shelter for 10 people,
cooking gear, basic tools, hand-powered lights
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Wednesday, June 16
9 a.m. Horseshoe games at Anna Maria City
Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Blood drive at the Colony
Beach and Tennis Resort, 1620 Gulf of Mexico Drive,
Longboat Key. Information: 746-7195.
6 p.m. Family storytime at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
tion: 778-6341.
7 p.m. Dance recital featuring Islanders Kara
Nelson, Breslyn Reiber and Shelley Shinn at the
Sarasota Players Theater, 838 N. Tamiami Trail,
Sarasota.

Thursday, June 17
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thirteenth Congressional Dis-
trict Democratic primary candidates C.J. Czaia, Flyod
Winters, Christine Jennings and Jan Schneider speak
to voters at the Cortez Community Center, 4523-123
St. Ct. W., Cortez. Information: 794-5919.

- Friday, June 18
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Blood drive at the Manatee
County Court House, 1115 Manatee Ave. W.,
Bradenton. Information: 746-7195.
1 p.m. Meals on Wheels family caregiver sup-
port group meeting at the Island Branch Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 747-4655.

Saturday, June 19
8:30 a.m. Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island
meeting at Cafe on the Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Mana-
tee Public Beach, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-
0355.
9 a.m. Horseshoe games at Anna Maria City
Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
9 to 11 a.m. "Aqua-Critters" children's program
at the Marine Resource Education Center, Mote Ma-
rine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota.
Information: 388-4441. Fee applies.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. "Rally for the Reef" family
event at Mote Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy.,
Sarasota. Information: 388-4441.
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Roller hockey for ages nine to
11 at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.
Fee applies.


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1 p.m. B.J. Lipke golf benefit sponsored by
Cortez Kitchen Restaurant and Fish Market at the
Manatee County Golf Course, 6415 53rd Ave. W.,
Bradenton. Information: 798-9404. Fee applies.
1 to 3 p.m. Roller hockey for ages 12-13 at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
3 to 5 p.m. Roller hockey for ages 14-16 at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
8 p.m. -Bioluminescence night paddle with the
Sierra Club at Emerson Point in Palmetto. Information:
729-8006, or 747-2801. Fee applies.

Sunday, June 20
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. "Rally for the Reef" family
event at Mote Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy.,
Sarasota. Information: 388-4441.

Tuesday, June 22
1 to 4 p.m. Veterans service officer at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Appointments: 749-3030.
2 to 3 p.m. "Snakes and Things" children's pro-
gram presented by John Storms, reptile handler, at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-6341.
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Longboat Key Chamber of
Commerce "Business After Hours" at Euphemia Haye
Restaurant, 5540 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.
Information: 387-9519. Fee applies.
6:30 p.m. "Renters Workshop" on buying a
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6 p.m. Family storytime at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
tion: 778-6341.

Ongoing:
Watercolor paintings of Gulfport artist Donna Tay-
lor at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive N., Holmes
Beach, through June 19. Information: 778-6648.
SSwim lessons with Jerry Cole at Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria,
through June 29. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
Oil and acrylic paintings by Joan Valenza at the
Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, through June 30. Information: 778-6341.
Retrospective exhibit by Florida photographer
Clyde Butcher at the South Florida Museum, 201 10 th
St. W., Bradenton, through August. Information: 746-
4131. Fee applies.
"Road Trip to Mars and Beyond" summer camp
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Mag-
nolia Ave., Anna Maria, through Aug. 6. Information:
778-1908. Fee applies.

Upcoming:
Sarasota Bromeliad Society Show at Selby Gar-
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Long journey to special 'Deal' Government choices
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
fo r sc h o l ch The Florida League of Cities lists four types
fo r sch o o ch of municipal government: strong mayor-council;
weak mayor-council; council-city manager; and
By Rick Catlin council.
Islander Reporter c ucl
Islander Reporter The words strong and weak refer to which
Holmes Beach resident Mike Deal's journey to commission) has the power to
to entity (mayor or commiission) has the power to
Anna Maria Island and his new job as athletic director c s s t
c hire and fire city staff. The terms council and
at Bradenton Academy actually began in 1974. q
Commission are interchangeable in these defini-
"My dad bought property on Longboat Key that tions, the FLC has said.
year, and we started vacationing here. My mom and A city manager serves under the city com-
V- A city manager serves under the city com-
dad retired here in the early 1980s, and my wife and I mission, the FLC said. An executive assistant to
fell in love with the place," said Mike. the mayor might have many of the duties of a city
But there were a lot of athletic moves in the 35 manager, but would be hired and fired by the
years between his graduation from Indiana University mayor, according to the FLC.
and finding "paradise" in Holmes Beach. manager form is the most
L, The council-city manager form is the most
Mike played football for the Hoosiers, and after popular in Florida, the FLC has said, with 305 of the
graduation became a graduate assistant football coachpa government (66 percent)
a state's 450 municipal governments (66 percent)
at the school. That led him into college football coach- between
using this form. For cities with population between
ing jobs at Kansas, Texas, Illinois and most recently 5,000 and 150,000, the figure is 95 percent.
Arizona. He also had a stint as a coach with NFL Eu- t t F
Since 1990, according to the FLC, every Florida
rope. city that has incorporated has done so with a coun-
Mike figures he and his wife moved about 20 times cil-manager form of government. Those cities in-
in 30 years of marriage before supposedly settling lude Islamorada (pop. 7,000) in the Florida Keys,
down in Holmes Beach three years ago. and Ft. Myers Beach (population 6,000).
"My wife and I got a good dose of Island life, then Cities that have voted to change to
I got the job at Arizona as offensive coordinator with ouncil-manager form of government include
J k e / a council-manager form of government include
John Mackovic," he said.
h un e to o Mackvic h f id ,Reddington Shores (population 2,500), Belleair
When that job ended after Mackovic got fired, theach (population 2,1SO), Belle Island (popula-
family returned to Holmes Beach and wife Nancy said [o601 5, nd Feldsmere (population 4,400).
she'.ha enughmovng.tion 6,015), and Feldsmere (population 4.400).
she'd had enough moving .
S- The strong mayor-commission form of govem-
"She said 'If you go chasing another college
"ment allows the mayor to serve as the city admin-
coaching job, you'll know where to find me,"' Mike te m d n v o
istrator. Generally, the mayor does not vote on the
remembered with a laugh. Real Deal
commission, but does have veto authority on com-
Then came the offer from Bradenton Academy and Holnes Beach resident Alike Deal was recently nam ed
mission action, with a super majority vote required
Mike and Nancy were thrilled. athletic director at Bradenton Academy on 75th Street
to override the mayor's veto. Anna Maria City and
"This lets me stay in coaching and the challenge is We.st. Islader Photo: Rick Catlin government.
ScHolmes Beach have this form of government.
certainly going to be interesting," he said. "This is go- The weak mayor-commissioner government
: The weak mayor-commissioner government
ing to be a lot of fun, and I still get to live on the Is- ball," Mike said enthusiastically. He'll be the head
is in effect in Bradenton Beach, allowing the
land." football coach once that program is under way.
mayor to be elected by the voters but having a
Once he gets settled in, his priorities will be to get The school currently offers basketball, volleyball, o t t
I vote equal to that of commissioners.
a gymnasium built at the school, then introduce a foot- soccer, golf, tennis, baseball and softball programs, and commission oern
The commission form of government allows
ball program. He's aiming at starting the 2005 season Mike is looking to start a swim team. members of te o to ave
Lill nienmbers of the body to have equal votes, with
with a football team that will compete at the I-A high An ardent cyclist, Mike figures he can make the a maor big elected from within the group to
school level. trip on his bicycle in about 25 minutes, weather permit- rve a prescribed term. The mayor, in this case,
"This will be a good opportunity for a lot of kids ting. serves as the chair of the commission meetings
who might not be able to play at the big high schools Previous students at Bradenton Academy have in- handles ceremonial acts for the city.
to come here and get a great education and play foot- eluded tennis players Monica Seles and Andre Agassi.

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Dutchman wasn't


going to sit out war
Former Holmes Beach resident Harold "Hank"
Van Winkle remembers hearing about Pearl Harbor at
his Clifton, N.J., home the afternoon of Dec. 7, 1941.
He was just 16 years old and too young to enlist,
but the next day, about eight of his friends and his older
brother went down to the Army enlistment office and
joined up.
"I was still in high school, so I had to wait until I
graduated," said Hank.
He was drafted into the Navy in 1943 right after
graduation, but a funny thing happened at his induction.
"They told me I had an eye problem and they sent
me home. I could have sat out of the war, but I had no
intention of staying home while everyone else was
doing his part."
Unsuitable for military service, Hank saw an ad-
vertisement a few months later for the U.S. Merchant
Marine. "That sounded pretty good to me, so I went and
I passed the physical. They never said anything about
my eyes."
But excitement turned to boredom when his first
assignment after basic training was shoveling coal on
a coal carrier between Boston and New York.
"That was the worst job I ever had in my life. It was
hot, dirty and sweaty, and I would come off watch af-
ter four hours covered in coal dust. It wasn't my idea
of fighting for my country," remembered Hank.
One day, he saw a poster asking for crew members
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The joy of that new assignment lasted only until the
convoy reached the North Atlantic and got attacked by
German submarines. "That's when I realized I really
was in the war," Hank recalled. "We weren't consid-
ered an armed service, although we were in a combat
zone and carried naval guns and gunners for defense."
His ship anchored off Utah Beach in Normandy on
D-Day+3 and he saw the tremendous buildup the Al-
lies were putting into France. "It was very impressive.
I knew then the Germans weren't going to push us back
into the sea."
He also saw the look in the eyes of men heading
down the ropes from the Liberty ship into the landing
craft that would carry them to Normandy and the fight-
ing.
"I had a pretty safe job, but those guys knew they
were heading into battle, but did it anyway. I'll never
forget that. They knew some of them were going to
die."
He also couldn't forget the night the Germans
bombed the ships at anchor off Utah. The bombers
missed his ship, but sank the one next to it.
There was still plenty of fighting near the beach
and the Germans would send over artillery to the troops
on Utah, but they were too far away to reach the ships.
"Luckily,." said Hank.
Returning to England, his ship passed another ship
that was carrying his twin brother "Dutch," who was in
the U.S. Army. Although it was against regulations.
Hank had the signalman send a message to the other
ship telling his brother "hello."
From England, Hank sailed back to the mainland
with a load of German prisoners of war and wounded
U.S. airmen. The airmen were happy to be going home.
but the Germans were mean and nasty.
By 1945, Hank had performed so well in the Mer-
chant Marine he was promoted to third engineering
officer, the equivalent of a U.S. Navy ensign.
He sailed back to Italy in a convoy, and went to the
Pacific to Japan at the end of the war.
Although he considered staying in the Merchant
Marine after the war,he decided the life was too no-


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Hank settled down in Clifton and went to work for
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He married his wife, Cele, in 1948 and the couple
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THE ISLANDER U JUNE 16, 2004 U PAGE 15
men, the high point of their service came 15 years ago
when the U.S. Congress passed legislation that gave
them veterans' status.
"We always considered ourselves veterans, be-
cause we were always in a combat zone. A lot of Mer-
chant Marine ships were torpedoed or bombed and a lot
of guys I trained with never came back from the war.
"I'm glad I did what I did. I had to do something,
because I wasn't going to sit out the war back in New
Jersey. I wasn't a hero or courageous. The guys with
courage were those guys who stormed the beach at
Omaha and Utah. I was just lucky I got to do my part
and I'm thankful I got to be in the war."

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ages 4-14 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cost is
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Streetlife


Island police reports
Anna Maria City
June 6, alcohol violation, Bean Point beach. A
man was found in possession of an open container of
beer next to a posted "no alcohol" sign.
June 9, false alarm, 1407 Gulf Drive. Deputies
responded to a false alarm reported at Coquina
Moorings in Bradenton Beach but found no cause for
the disturbance.
June 10, arrest, 200 block of Magnolia Avenue.
Officer arrested a man driving down Gulf Drive with
outstanding warrants.
June 11, lost property, 101 S. Bay Blvd. The re-
port stated a woman's wallet was reported missing
in the vicinity of the post office.
June 11, theft, 799 N. Shore Blvd. A tennis
racquet was reported missing after a witness said
they saw an acquaintance leaving with a racquet and
also noticed the absence of the racquet.

Bradenton Beach
June 7, altercation, 135 Bridge St.,
BridgeTender Inn. Two men were reported to be
having a dispute at the restaurant over ordering a
boat part when one man was hit in the face and the
other was grabbed by the throat and thrown against
the bar. Both stated they were not injured and de-
clined to file charges.
June 7, outstanding warrant and traffic violation,
Fourth Street South. The officer pulled over a speed-
ing vehicle and learned the driver had a warrant for
violation of probation. The driver was taken to
Manatee County Jail.
June 7, suspended license. An officer observed
a driver operating a vehicle on a suspended license
after a prior warning was issued earlier that day. The
officer then issued a notice for the defendant to ap-
pear in court and to also remove the license plate
from the vehicle. Driver was reported to be verbal
and abusive.
June 7, burglary, 1101 Gulf Drive N. The office


of Queen's Gate Resort was broken into and a bag
of coins from vending machines was reported stolen
as well as a set of-keys to various doors and ma-
chines at the resort. Two vending machines were
also reported to have money missing.

Holmes Beach
June 4, theft, 3803 E. Bay Drive. A tile saw val-
ued at $250, a table saw and 60 square feet of ce-
ramic tile were reported stolen from a carport.
Neighbors said they did not see anyone in the area.
June 4, speeding, outstanding warrant, 3200 E.
Bay Drive. Driver was pulled over for doing 48 mph
in a 35-mph zone. The driver also had an outstand-
ing warrant from Sarasota County and was taken into
custody.
June 4, probation violation, 3000 Block of Gulf
Drive.
June 5, theft, 525 67th St. The report stated that
while a car was left running, a wallet was taken from
a purse.
June 5, theft, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public
Beach, a bag was reported missing after being unat-
tended.
June 6, outstanding warrant, 5200 block of Gulf
Drive. A man was transported to jail for driving with
an outstanding warrant. He was pulled over by the
officer and, after failing to produce a license, was
determined to be driving with an expired tag.
June 7, criminal mischief, 4700 Gulf Drive,
Anna Maria Elementary School. A custodian re-
ported damage to a chain-link fence near the school
basketball court.
June 9, battery,4902 Gulf Drive. A woman was
reported to have a domestic dispute with her boy-
friend and his son. The report included that the
woman had been under the influence of alcohol and
threw a computer and also left scratches on the neck
of the boyfriend's son.
June 9, theft, 6600 block of Holmes Boulevard.
A women reported $3,000 missing from her home


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two experts in real estate, will be at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 22.
It will be at the West Manatee Fire & Res-
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Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
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after she returned from vacation. There was no evi-
dence of forced entry and, according to the report,
nothing else was reported touched, moved or miss-
ing.
June 9, harassment, 200 block of 77th Street.
According to police, threats were made by a suspect
using a cell phone to the victim's family members.
There is an alleged history of threats from the caller
and a waiver of prosecution was signed.
June 10, theft, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public
Beach. The complaint reported that he left his pos-
sessions on the fishing pier unattended and someone
took his baseball cap. wallet and cell phone, al-
though his keys and T-shirt were recovered.
June 10, theft, 4700 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria El-
ementary School. The principal of the school said
the custodians reported missing tools and keys dur-
ing the school year and say the problem is growing.
The school board does not keep records or serial
numbers on the items, and it is unknown whether the
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Jack Egan's July 9,
2003, editorial
cartoon about the
demise of the oak
forest at Anna Maria
Elementary School
took a second-place
prize for The
Islander at the
Florida Press
Association Better
Weekly Awards.


Islander collects 7 state press awards


The Florida Press Association met last week at the
Ritz-Carlton Sarasota to conduct its annual conven-
tion, host seminars, panel discussions on current top-
ics, and bestow awards.
Amidst the posh digs and intense networking, the
FPA celebrated its 125th anniversary with a luncheon
honoring past presidents and a Thursday evening gala
with dinner, an orchestra and dancing and a video of
remembrances from FPA icons.
The convention is co-hosted by the Florida Soci-
ety of Newspaper Editors, which honors daily news-
papers with its journalism competition and was spon-
sored this year by the Sarasota Herald-Tribune/Tri-
bune Media Services.
The Islander's top award received at the Friday
night 2003 Better Weekly Newspaper Awards dinner
includes a first place for its Web site. Other awards


Obituaries


Leroy Arnold
Leroy Arnold, 74, of Bradenton and formerly
Bradenton Beach, died June 9.
Born in Lexingt3h, Ken., Mr. Arnold came to
Bradenton Beach from Miamisburg, Ohio, in 1981. He
was a school teacher and hotel manager. He was an
ordained Baptist minister. He served as a city commis-
sioner in Bradenton Beach from 1985-87, and as mayor
from 1995-97. He was a member of the Moose Lodge,
Bradenton Beach.
"Leroy will be missed," said Bradenton Beach
Mayor John Chappie. "He served the city well as a
commissioner and mayor, and was a very nice man.
He'll be missed."
Memorial services were at Harvey Memorial Com-
munity Church in Bradenton Beach June 14. Griffith-
Cline Funeral Home, Island Chapel, was in charge of
arrangements.
He is survived by daughters Iris Kay Perry of
Bradenton and Leda Weng of Cortez; sons Leroy Jr.,
Larry and Paul of Bradenton, John of Charleston, S.C.,
Timothy of Miamisburg, and Herbert of Dayton, Ohio;
sisters Nancy Keaton of Bradenton and Winola Mont-
gomery of Lexington; brother Joseph of Lexington; 14
grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Arthur Burt Green
Arthur Burt Green, 94, of Missisauga, Canada, and
Anna Maria, died June 14.
Services will be in Missisauga on June 17.
He is survived by Leslie, Duncan, Cathryn,
Geoffrey and Johanna; brother Stewart; 12 grandchil-
dren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Ronald 'Max' Maxwell-Willeson
Ronald "Max" Maxwell-Willeson, 78, of Holmes
Beach, died June 1 I.


include second place for "Original Local Editorial
Cartoon," Jack Egan cartoonist: and "Individual
Graphic."
Third place awarded to The Islander for "Outdoor
Writing" for a series of turtle reports by writer Jim
Hanson, and three honorable mention certificates were
received for "Humorous Column," a contribution by
Holmes Beach City Commissioner Don Maloney;
"Spot News Picture" for a shark photo submitted by
Nate Talucci; and "News Story" for the story of mur-
der-suicide in Anna Maria by staff writer Rick Catlin.
The Islander has been a member of the FPA and
a consistent award-winner since 1993. Last year The
Islander became a founding member of the Florida Press
Foundation, which hosted a silent auction at the event.
All FPA entries were judged by the Alabama Press
Association.


Born in Newton, Mass., Mr. Maxwell-Willeson
came to Manatee County from Chatham, Mass., in
1996. He was a technical editor for Arthur D. Little. He
served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was
a member of the Anna Maria Historical Society and
Island Baptist Church.
Memorial services will be at 1 1 a.m. Thursday,
June 16, at the church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island Chapel, is in
charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Nancy; daughters Holly W.
Abbate of Orleans, Mass., Robin W. Garfield of De-
troit, and Becky W. Garlicki of Warren, Mass.; son
Alex of Peachtree City, Ga.; and 12 grandchildren.

Frances M. McFadden
Frances M. McFadden, 90, of Inverness and for-
merly of Anna Maria, died June 1 1.
Born in Victoria, British Columbia, Mrs.
McFadden spent her child-
hood in Brooklyn, N.Y.,
later moving to Baldwin,
Long Island, where she
S lived until 1968 when she
H,. retired and moved to Anna
Maria. She was a membdi of
S Roser Memorial Commu-
n'. ity Church, Naomi Circle,
--.' 'r Anna Maria Garden Club
.; and Power Squadron
McFadden Helpmates. She was a lile-
long member of the
Baldwin Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star. Pottery,
ceramics and rug hooking were her hobbies, but gar-
dening was her passion.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.


THE ISLANDER 0 JUNE 16, 2004 0 PAGE 17


Hurricane party


is great


success

By Heather Beddow
Islander Intern
If a sign was made for every person who lost his or
her life in a hurricane, there would be a sign on every
block from Texas to Maine, National Hurricane Cen-
ter Director Max Mayfield said at the Longboat Key
Annual Hurricane Party.
The party was sponsored by the Longboat Key
Chamber of Commerce and was held Thursday
evening at the Hilton Beachfront Resort on Gulf of
Mexico Drive.
Mayfield was this year's featured guest speaker
and joined the forum to help inform local Island and
key residents about hurricanes. He is one of the lead-
ing experts in hurricane forecasting and meteorology
and has won several awards, including the Francis W.
Reichelderfer Award from the American Meteorologi-
cal Society.
Mayfield showed a video presentation with pic-
tures and statistics about hurricanes and the disastrous
effects they have on cities and homes.
Joining Mayfield was a panel of speakers who also
gave presentations on how to prepare for a storm and
the procedures to follow before, during and after an
evacuation.
Much of the forum was directed at barrier island
business owners, including procedures to help them get
their businesses back up and running in the event of a
hurricane.
Tampa Bay is the number one place in the nation
for electrical storms, and 21 hurricanes are predicted
for 2004, according to Jane Barr of Bitdiddle's Inc.
She gave tips for protecting computer hardware
and software by storing it in a dry area, such as in a
trash can lined with a garbage bag to protect against
flooding. She also recommended storing backup files
on the mainland where flooding in not as significant a
risk.
Ralph Warfel of Oswald Tripp and Company Inc.
said almost 42 percent of small businesses in southeast
Florida were unable to recover after Hurricane Andrew.
He attributed this to a lack of planning and also a lack
of sufficient insurance.
He suggested reviewing policies and insurance
coverage before a disaster and keeping important
phone numbers, names and addresses in a safe place.
After Hurricane Andrew 1,000 jobs were lost and
8,000 businesses did not recover, Barr said.
Other speakers offered ways to secure valuable
information by backing up data and storing it in a safe
place as well as designing disaster plans.
If you are an Island business owner and would like
more information on protecting your assets, the Longboat
Key Chamber of Commerce can help you by providing
some vital information learned at the seminar.
Call Director Gail Locfgren at 387-9519 for more
information.

Camp Rotary gets $500 gift
Camp Rotary, a summer camp that provides
camping for emotionally and physically disabled
children, is getting a special $500 donation from
the Anna Maria Island Rotary Club.
Steve Schlueter, incoming president of the
club, said it will buy "desperately needed office
supplies" at the camp. It will be part of "a huge
accumulation of food, camping equipment and
cabin furniture which Rotary District 6969 accumu-
lated to maintain the camp."
Details may be obtained by calling 778-
4060.

Memorial contributions may be made to Roser Memo-
rial Community Church, P.O. Box 247, Anna Maria
FL 34216.
She is survived by daughter Jean Mahn, of Hemando;
son John Brugge of Madison, Wis..: stepdaughters Eliza-
beth Schulte of Red Bank, NJ., and Nancy MacWhinney
of Penfield, N.Y.; stepson Robert McFadden of Fairport,
NY; sister Ruth Hlicks of Eatontown, N.J.; six grandchil-
dren; and 15 great grandchildren.





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Megan Absten and Shannon Warinc cut strips of felt
to glue on their puppet friends.


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THANK YOU


ALL.


To all who donated, participated and came to the community welcome for U.S.Army Major
Rick Ely and his family at Anna Maria Elementary School, we thank you. Maj. Ely, wife Joelle,
daughter Kayla and son Eric thank you.The Elys had a terrific week on Anna Maria Island and in
the surrounding area. AMI's hospitality was without parallel. Our community truly embraced
the Elys and they reciprocated with grace and enthusiasm. We are proud to consider them
"Islanders" truly part of our family. And, hopefully, they will return. Special thanks go to
Harvey Memorial Community Church member Ed Callan for his vision of the
Soldier's Heart Program, and church member and Islander newspaper account executive
Nancy Ambrose for organizing the incredible week that was ...
U.S. Army Major Rick Ely Week June 7-13.



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Maj. Rick Ely week on Anna Maria Island


Anna Maria Island welcomed U.S. Army Maj.
Rick Ely and his family at a reception Saturday at Anna
Maria Elementary School.
Ely, executive officer of a helicopter company sta-
tioned for 11 months in Afghanistan, was the recipient
of the "Soldier's Heart" gift packages sent by members
of the Harvey Memorial Community Church in
Bradenton Beach. Enclosed in the packages were let-
ters from Island students.
Ely responded individually to each of the students,
describing what life was like for him and his fellow sol-
diers in the arid country, and enclosed photographs.
The pictures and letters were later reprinted in The Is-
lander.
Ely was sent home to rejoin his family in Ames,
Iowa, last month. As a tribute to Ely, Islanders banded
together and provided airfare, lodging and meals for
Ely and his wife Joelle, daughter Kayla and son Alec
for a week on the Island, plus a few days of Orlando
attractions.
Island officials decreed that June 7-13 was Maj.
Rick Ely week, and presented him with proclamations
to that effect and a "key" to the cities at Saturday's
reception.
The Rev. Bill Grossman of Harvey Church said the
Soldier's Heart program "was all about relationships,
to let the soldier's know that people care about them."
Kayla and Eric were both named honorary students
at Anna Maria Elementary School, and received dol-
phin mascot necklaces and T-shirts from the school
guidance counselor Cindi Harrison.
Ely also presented a special award to Ralph Shoe-
maker, a Vietnam War veteran whom he met while on
the Island. Shoemaker was a sergeant first-class who
served in the U.S. Army for 21 years and was the re-
cipient of the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.
Ely said he singled Ralph out and chose to give him
the special recognition because Ralph told him that sol-
diers were not welcomed home from the Vietnam War.
Ely gave Ralph a special coin that was ordered by
his commander for members of his unit in recognition


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Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn. left. presented Maj. Rick Ely with a plaque and keys to each of the cities on the
Island with the assistance of Holmnes Beachl Mayor Carol Whitmore and Bradenton Beach Mayor John
Chappie. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy


of their service in Afghanistan.
Eric Larsen, a fifth-grader at the school and the
writer of one of the letters in Ely's care package, led the
assemblage in the Pledge of Allegiance. The American
Legion Kirby Stewart Post No. 24 Honor Guard pre-
sented Ely the American flag. Lindsey Bell, a fourth-
grader at the school, sang "God Bless America," and
prelude music was presented by Magic Tree Con-
spiracy: Cory Costello, Brandon Kerr, Jake Orr and
Josh Scheible.
"I really didn't expect any of this," Ely said to the


100 or so Islanders in attendance at the school. "I didn't
know what an impact those letters would have. Thank
you all."
Ely showed a video prepared by his unit as a re-
membrance of their service, a photo/video collage of
the men and women he spent 11 months with and con-
sidered his family, and said, "it makes my eyes water
every time I see it."
There was hardly a dry eye in the auditorium.
And Shoemaker commented later that Ely was the
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Greetings to Mayor SueLynn, Mayor Carol Whitmore, Mayor John Chappie, Rev. Grossman, Ed Callen, Nancy
Ambrose, Honor Guard American Legion Kirby Stewart Post 24, Lindsey Bell and citizens of Anna Maria Island.
It is a great pleasure to be here and I would like to sincerely thank you for your warm hospitality. You are a group
of very special people and it is people like you that will enable us to win the war of terrorism.
This war we are fighting is a war like no other. On Sept. 11, 2001, a group of terrorists attacked our homelan,
This is the first time since World War II that an enemy has attacked the United States on our own soil.
Whether you like it or not, everyone is affected in some way or another. All of us have two choices we can
support it or not support it. Everyone here has chosen to support it, which makes you a key element in our fight against
terrorism.
As many of you know, I have had the unique opportunity to experience this war first hand while serving in Af-
ghanistan. It is an experience that I will never forget and one I want to share with all of you.
My service in Afghanistan has made me a hero in your eyes, but through my eyes you are the real hero. Your
patriotism and support of the soldier is critical to the fight against terrorism.
When I arrived in Germany on my way to Afghanistan, there were hundreds of notes and signatures on banners
made by children from all over the United States. When I began to read, my stomach tightened up and my eyes be-
gan to water. I was amazed at all the kids thanking the U.S. soldiers for fighting for their country. At that time, I real-
ized my time away from my family was a small price to pay so that our children can grow up in a free world. These
kids gave me the courage to do what I needed to do to fight the war on terrorism.
After my arrival in Afghanistan, there were more banners of support from all over. Every day I read a note on
one of the banners and each note would remind me why I was there. No matter how bad the conditions, these notes
would give me that added boost to make it through the day. For some reason, all these banners were posted in the
dining facility if that gives you any indication as to what the food was like.
As time went on, things became redundant. The primary means of communication back home was e-mail, so when
a soldier received a care package, it was like a birthday to them. They would open up a box, wondering what kind of
goodies were in them. My family, friends and relatives would send a care package to me every now and then and I
would communicate with them weekly through e-mail. As I said, our routine was redundant, in fact we called it Ground
Hog Day. Every day was the same.
Then one day I received a care package from Ed Callen of the Harvey Memorial Community Church and Nancy
Ambrose of The Islander newspaper. My first thought was, who are these people and how did they get my name? As
my curiosity increased, I opened the box and saw numerous letters from the children of Anna Maria Island and notes
of thanks from people of your community. As I began to read these letters, it took me seven months back in time to
when I arrived in Germany. Again my stomach was tight and my eyes began to water. Every day I missed my family
and these letters reminded me why I was there.
As I said at the beginning, you are my heroes. It is your support of the American soldier that gives us the cour-
age to do our job. All of you play a critical part in the fight against terrorism.
Before I close I would like to mention a group of people that I was inspired by as a kid and still am to this day,
and that is the veterans.
The other night I met a group of heroes. Ed Callen, who was a bombardier pilot in WWII, Doc Walker who served
in the signal corp, Bill Tester, who was a part of the 101st during WWII, and then there was Ralph Shoemaker, a pla-
toon sergeant in Vietnam. These guys are the real heroes!
Ralph introduced himself to me and told me that he wanted to welcome me home and thank me for what I had
done. His eyes began to water as he told me that he did not get a welcome home when he returned from Vietnam.
My eyes began to water while shaking hands with this great man. I knew he experienced more combat than I
could ever imagine. My nine months in Afghanistan was nothing compared to his time as a platoon sergeant in Viet-
nam. I could tell he was an outstanding soldier his pride and patriotism he displayed was unsurpassed.
It is people like Ralph and other veterans that inspire me to be a good soldier and leader and give me the cour-
age to serve our country. It is the veterans of the past that have made the soldier of today and to which I owe a great
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the Pelican Man's Peli-Boat, enjoyed waterspoirts and a day fishing with Capt. Brian Kisluk, and even a portrait by Jack Elka. They were greeted by the
community at the elementary school by the Kirby Stewart American Legion honor guard and many Islanders, from veterans to youngsters. Their air travel
arrangements were assisted by Fantasy Travel and Delta Airlines. For more information, photos, visit The Islander online at www.islander.org


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him as a top young man who handles celebrity well.
He remained an amateur, too, despite enticements to
turn pro. His father wanted him to delay that and stay
with his high school program. He will graduate with
his class next year.
In his interview with the magazine authors, he
explained his name: JD is for James Donald, "but
most people say juvenile delinquent." Not cocky,
able to kid himself.
His father said wakeboarding is changing as it
becomes more popular as a spectator sport. It now
will streamline a competition's program so top "rid-
ers" will compete at peak time, aiming at being more
viewer-friendly. JD is, of course, among the elite
there too.
Like every human undertaking, wakeboarding
has its own jargon. A wakeboarder is a "rider."
Something outstanding, such as JD, is "sick." The
best "ride the rails," long thin tracks built up above
the water which "riders" "ride" at breathtaking
speeds.
The young star has the occasional bad day in
competition, said Aunt Paulette. The best of them do
-"It's like golf, you have good and bad days, you
just keep the bad ones down."
He comes back to the Island when possible, par-
ticularly on holidays when he likes to visit his grand-
parents and Uncle Joe and especially his No. 1 ad-
mirer, Aunt Paulette.
He describes himself in the Wake Boarding in-
terview as "not only a contest rider. I like to ride in
them, but I also like going out in the boat and riding
with all my friends, having a good time."
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Island mosquito season coming momentarily


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
This isn't a bad mosquito year, but it is a mosquito
year. Every year's a mosquito year on Anna Maria Is-
land. So brace yourself.
The rains that produce mosquitoes held off a
long time, noted Bob Frommer, entomologist with
the Manatee County Mosquito Control District. But
showers have produced some salt marsh mosquitoes,
he said.
The beaches have escaped so far, and usually are
not nearly as mosquito-infested as inland places where
marshes and pools form to provide large breeding
grounds.
District mosquito fighters are out already, monitor-
ing marshes and lakes and placing "light traps" to catch
mosquitoes in various likely places. The number of
insects caught in the traps give a good indication of the
extent of infestation in any give spot, said Frommer.
Those traps are baited with dry ice and tiny lights


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Residents can do quite a bit to prevent a heavy in-
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for Florida has always been famous, or infamous, for
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Cortez Capt. Kim goes commercial


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Fresh back from stunt driving "auditions," Capt.
Kim Ibasfalean of Cortez likely will be starring in a TV
commercial to be filmed later this summer.
The details are very vague at this early stage, but
"I think it's for Mercedes or one of those fancy cars I'll
never own," she said. She's hoping the filming will be
done at the DeSoto Speedway, where she practices
stunts weekday mornings.
She did more than practice recently at Los Ange-
les, where she and other new stunt drivers did their stuff
for top stunt and scene coordinators. The best will get
scholarships to upgrade certification.
Twenty-three drivers performed on each of three
days Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for five
or six pros, different ones each day.
"I auditioned every one of the three days," she said,
"so all the judges could see me in action." One of the
coordinators made her the offer for the commercial.
She had flown west to get stunt-driving certifica-
tion. The auditions were sponsored by the Motion Pic-
ture Driving Clinic at Los Angeles County Raceway.
The trip was quite satisfactory, she said, for the
certification and for the commercial offer. Beyond that,
though, she wanted to get in line for work in the Florida
stunt school she expects to be set up: "Movies are
moving to Florida, and all the things associated with
making films are gradually coming here too."
She's practically an old hand in the movie-making
business. She owns and operates several small boats in
Cortez, and they were rented for scenes and for mov-
ing things around during the filming of "Out of Time"
with Denzel Washington; some of which was shot in
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worked," she said. They liked her work and got her into
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- a five-year freshwater fishing license, and the FWC
is offering a deal on the extended license.
Get the longer license and you can get about $30
worth of goodies from fish-related companies. The li-
cense costs $61.50 plus an administrative fee and is
available on the FWC Web site at MyFWC.com/li-
cense, or at most bait and tackle shops.

Journalism tales
We just got back from the two-day Florida Press
Association annual convention. The Islander did quite
well in the awards category, thank you, taking a first
place honor i n our division for our Web site. Jack Egan
Lo( a second place award for his editorial cartoon la-
menting il'. lack of trees at the Anna Maria Elementary
School, \\ goL t a second also for a graphic in the 2003
hurricane section, and Jim Hanson took a third place
tor an arc!le he wrote on turtles, among other awards.
One ol the most interesting seminars was by Mario
Garcia. who is a newspaper redesign specialist. He was
responsible for re-doing The Wall Street Journal, the
Miami Herald and the Venice Gondolier Sun, among
more than 500 other papers throughout the world.
Garcia offered a prediction that in less than 20
years all newspapers would go tabloid that's tabloid
in size, not tabloid in sleaze. He also offered some de-
sign tips that you'll probably see in The Islander in the
next few weeks that we hope will make the newspaper
easier for readers to read. "Navigation" was his
buzzword for getting folks through the paper, and
Garcia's comments made a lot of sense to us. We hope
you'll like thile "new do" that's coming soon.
We also heard some sobering comments from a
panel of editors who explained some of the travails of
sending reporters and photographers out to less-devel-
oped countries.
Tim Rasmussen is the photo editor for the South
Florida Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale. He got a
phone call at home on a Sunday afternoon with the
news that every editor hopes he'll never get: One of his
photogs was shot while covering an event in Haiti.
Seems that there was a peaceful rally that started
in the countryside outside the capital and eventually
worked its way onto the streets of Port au Prince. Sud-
denly, troops moved in and opened fire. The Sun Sen-
tinel photographer was shot three times, and a Spanish
picture shooter was hit once. They and others hid in a
house for more than an hour before the troops and the
mob left and they could make it to a hospital.
Rasmussen said he spent the next 36 hours on the
phone, sometimes working three lines at once, to get
his guy secured at the hospital and then flown out.
Believe it or not, there are private airlines that special-
ize in getting people out of countries that they suddenly
find they're not welcome in, and the shot shooter even-
tually made it back to Florida.
It sort of puts a new perspective on the "hazards"
of covering government on Anna Maria Island.

Sandscript factoid
Johnson's scagrass, Halophila johnsonii, is the
rarest of all know underwater plants, growing only in
Southeast Florida between Sebastian and Key
Biscayne. It's also the smallest seagrass, with plants
less than two inches in height, and it only lives about
two weeks. Johnson's seagrass is so rare, in fact, that
it was just listed as part of the federal Endangered Spe-
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It's growing time for Florida seagrasses


Summer is the height of seagrass growing season.
Florida is home to 2.7 million acres of seagrasses, with
about 2 million acres located from north of Tampa Bay
to the Florida-Alabama state line.
Seagrass beds in bays are home to 70 percent of the
state's marine recreational fisheries. Everything from
juvenile gag grouper to flounder to shrimp to blue crabs
spend part or all of their lives in seagrass beds. In fact,
according to scientists with the Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Commission, seagrasses are 15 times
more biologically productive than the same acreage of
wheat or corn, and Florida's seagrasses have a biologi-
cal worth of almost $34 billion. Yes, that's billion with
a "B."
There are seven species of seagrass found in the
state. In Anna Maria Sound. Tampa Bay and Sarasota
Bay, there are four prevalent varieties and one occa-
sional species.
Shoal grass, Haiodule \Vrightii, is probably the
most abundant and is usually found near inlets.
Turtle grass, Thaialisia testlidiiiwin, is probably tile
easiest to spot with its \\ wide, flat, bright green leaves.
Turtle grass is one of the longest-lived, slowest-grow-
ing of the seagrasses and. beli\ e it or not, has bright
green flowers that grow at the base of the shoot.
Widgeon grass, Ruppia inaritima, has the distinc-
tion of being able to gIrow in i:iher fresh or salt water.
Manatee grass. Svriingodiun filf-orne, has cylindri-
cal leaves and is a popular source of food for its name-
sake, the manatee.
Star grass, Haloplhiia englemannii, is relatively
rare in our part of the world but is to be found in both
Gulf and Atlantic waters south of Tampa Bay and Cape
Canaveral.
Seagrasses need clear water and the accompanying
access to sunlight to flourish. The clearer the water, the
deeper the plants can grow. With all the gunk that floats
in our bays, that aspect of the plant's need means that
most seagrass meadows are in fairly shallow water,
usually less than 10 feet ,n depth.
There is one species of seagrass, Paddle grass,
Halophila decipiens, that is sparsely found in the Gulf
or Atlantic, but does not have that high sunlight need.
Some Paddle grass has been found in water depths up
to 100 feet.


Besides serving as home or food for other marine
life, seagrasses also do their part to prevent underwa-
ter erosion. It's really in the plant's best interest: By
keeping the sediment contained on the bottom of the
bay where it belongs. it keeps the muck from floating
around in the water and blocking the sunlight the plant
needs to survive.
One of the biggest causes, of undet'rwater erosion in
our new urban world comes from the waves created by
boats. That short stretch of the Intracoastal Waterway
1m0 the north enld 1o1 01 1-nghbolt Key riOloZn along Sis-
ter Kes used to ha\ve a thick bed of se;grasses thai
stretched oult to and into the channel. Since that strip ol
waIer hlas now become ; \\aterborne race\\ay, the
scaegrasses have bccEi uprooted by the boa1 wakes, anci
thi once-clear water has become murky.
Another threat to seagrasses comes from boaters,
and is visible in the propeller tracks left when boats run
aground in the beds and leave scarring. The Sarasota
Bay Program found that those prop scars take up to 10
N ears to "heal." The bty program began an aggressive
effort years ago to mark seagrass beds in the hope that
boa.tteCls would realize \where the plants and shallows,
were located.
The marking program was sort of like the old fisher
rule don't run your boat where the birds are stand-
ing. You'll save the plants. and probably save yourself
several hundred bucks for a new prop.
The FWC folks have a pretty simple tip to protect
seaglrass beds from boater harm. PolarizCed sunglasses.
By cutting out the glare on the water, boaters are bet-
ter able to see where the flats are and avoid them. The
glasses are also good tools in spotting and avoiding
manatees, which also like to forage in the seagrass


Medal winners
AM'E third-grade teacher Kathy Grandstad presents each of her students with a gold medal for part'.ipating
in the "Olympic Games" held in conjunction with Karen Newhall's third-grade class as aj i- 1 unit onr
Greece. "Olympic" events at Anna Maria Elh nentary School including the Frisbee throw, ,u ,isketlall
dribble relay and watching the presidential physical fitness video. The "Olympic Games" capped o/ji the class
unit on Greece and students chose to represent Ilth countries of Madagascar, Belgium, Austria, Guatemala,
Columbia, Cape Verde, Greenland and Hungary in their games. Islander Photo: Diana Bogan


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Tarpon reaching peak season right now


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Tarpon are in their prime right now, with lots and
lots of hookups off the beaches and in the passes.
Mackerel seem to be all over the place as well, with
some big ones being found off the artificial reefs.
Redfish are somewhat scarce, but trout are big and
seem to be the best backwater bet right now.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he put his charters onto catch-and-release
snook to 27 inches, redfish to 26 inches, and trout to 22
inches. Capt. Thom said artificial lures are working the
best for him right now, with Exudes doing the job best
and darker colored artificial working the best of all
this time of year.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said the
beach report features mackerel right now, with snook
coming up into the passes, redfish on the seagrass flats
... sounds like a horse race, doesn't it? Tarpon are
about at their peak right now, with plenty of hookups
being reported. Offshore action is excellent for red
grouper in less than 100 feet of water, and snapper fish-
ing is great, too.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said there have
been hits in the past week on mackerel, redfish and
catch-and-release snook and tarpon are rolling by al-
most every day.
Cliff Alcorn at the Anna Maria City Pier said
fishers there are catching flounder, mackerel, snapper,
a few 5-foot-long bull sharks and plenty of yellowtail
jacks. Tarpon are also cruising by the pier daily, he
added.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
redfish are starting to make a good showing in and
around Terra Ceia Bay. Snapper fishing in the ship
channel in Tampa Bay is excellent right now, and
mackerel are still thick near the rocks in front of Terra
Ceia Bay.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business out of
Catchers Marina in Holmes Beach said he's catching
lots of mackerel, permit and snapper off the artificial
reefs in the Gulf. Inshore action includes lots of big
trout and a few redfish.
At Perico Island Bait and Tackle, wade fishers
are catching good-sized trout up to 24 inches in length
and redfish to 27 inches in the sand holes amidst the
seagrass flats near Perico Island. Boat fishers are do-
ing well with lots of mackerel near the artificial reefs
and, farther out i.n the Gulf of Mexico, grouper and
snapper are the best bets.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach out of Catchers said his charters are
catching their fill of cobia, permit, snapper and mack-
erel offshore, with backwater fishing featuring redfish.
Capt. Matt Denham out of Catchers said he's
been going way, way out in the past few days and, in
the deep water at the 160-foot-level, has been cranking
in lots of amberjack, grouper, snapper- both yellow-
tail and mangrove plus a few American red snapper.
He added that sharks and barracuda are really thick
offshore right now.
Capt. Larry McGuire of Show Me The Fish
Charters said he is getting good catches of red grou-
per to 18 pounds, gag grouper to 15 pounds, mangrove


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8-foot blue marlin on a live bonita for bait," he said, in
100-foot-deep waters, 26 miles off of Anna Maria Is-
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On my boat Magic, we caught lots of mangrove
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Tiki bar for .I j
South Jersey t
Sammy Lemley and j
Marcia Lara are 0,
ready for customers (f 01r s
at the new Tiki bar
serving beer and .
wine at the South
Jersey Shoreline
sub shop in the
Island Shopping
Center in Holmes
Beach. Owner Ron
Emper plans to keep
the Tiki bar open
late on Thursday,
Friday and Saturday
and hopes to add
entertainment in the
near future. Islander,
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Restless grand opening
The grand opening of the "new" Restless Natives
store in the Island Shopping Center in Holmes Beach
will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday, June 18. New owner
Amy Talucci plans on having food, wine and entertain-
ment for the open house.


Sun House a winner
The Sun House Restaurant and Bar at
Bridgewalk in Bradenton Beach won first place in the
fifth annual SRQ magazine Salsa De Mayo contest held
May 15 at Southside Village in Sarasota.
"Jonny's Pineapple Fire" salsa recipe by Sun
House chef Jonny Walsh won the top prize over reci-
pes from 17 other area restaurants.
The recipe combined mango, papaya, pineapple,
red onion, red tomato, cilantro, garlic, roasted red pep-
per, chipotle pepper, jalapeno pepper, rice wine vin-
egar, pomace oil, salt and pepper. The salsa was
complemented with some home-made malanga chips
with jerk seasoning.
The Sun House features Floribbean cuisine with
emphasis on fresh seafood and its award winning salsa.
The Sun House is located at 111 Gulf Drive S. in
Bradenton Beach. For more information on the restau-
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Oliver Peterite recently purchased Island Pest
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To reach Oliver, call 778-1337 or 778-1913.


Island property sales
3803 E. Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 9 Sunbow Bay A
1, a 1,320 sfla / 1,999 sfur 3bed/3bath/l car condo built
in 1977, was sold 3/31/04, Williams to Walker, for
$312,000; list $321,000.
5200 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 307 Martinique S.,
an 827 sfla / 939 sfur 2bed/2bath condo built in 1970,
was sold 4/1/04, Rueter to Roehl, for $291,000; list
$280,000.
521 Key Royale, Holmes Beach, a canal front
1,723 sfla / 2,699 sfur 2bed/2bath/2car home built in
1958 on a 100x109 lot, was sold 4/1/04, Laade to
Collins, for $635,000; list $659,000.
6500 Flotilla, Holmes Beach, 153 Westbay Point
& Moorings, a 1,066 sfla / 1,458 sfur 2bed/2bath condo
built in 1978, was sold 3/30/04, Gicei to Gruskay, for
$305,000; list $310,000.
107 Gull, Anna Maria, a canalfront trophy house
built by Jeff Murray for Loren and Margaret Fulmer
this year on a 75x104 lot, cost $775,000.
1325 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 124 Tortuga B-1, a
motel-to-condo conversion, was sold 4/12/04, Tortuga
Partners to Brumfield No I LLC, for $325,000.
1801 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 272 Runaway


Bay, a 1,080 sfla / 1,140 sfur 2bed/2bath condo built
in 1978, was sold 4/12/04. Hill to Clark. for S280,000.
3801 1E. Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 110 Sunbow Bay,
a 2,316 sfla / 2,518 sfr condo built in 1981, was sold
4/16/04. Ficheroulle to Cipolla. for S395.000.
512 Kumquat, Anna Nlaria, a canalfront lot mea-
suring 38x1 39x58\x125x 35, \was sold 4/14/04,
Bruning to Traylor. for S555.000: list $575,000.
601 Gulf Dr. N.. Bradenton Beach, 116 Gulfl
Watch, a 1 .282 sfla / 1,380 sftur 2bed/2bath condo built
in 1986. was sold 4/13/04, Proulx to Steele, for
$412,000.
618 Concord, Holnes Beach, a canalfront 1,7 19
sfla / 2.319 sfur 2bed/2bath/2car home built in 1968 on
a 95x 115 lot, was sold 4/15/04, Wilson to McCloskey.
for $605,000.
6500 Flotilla. Holmes Beach. 212 Westhay Point
& Nloori ngs, a 1,006 stfla / 1,458 sfur 2bed/2bath condo
built in 1979, was sold 4/13/04, Ballman to Dieteriman,
for $305,000.
6906 Holmes Blvd.. Holmes Beach, a 1,100 sfla /
1,828 sfur 2bed/2bath/Icar home built in 1973 on a
91x102 lot, was sold 4/13/04, Cornish to Kollar, for
$360,000.
705 N. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, a 911 sfla/ 1,242
sfur 2bed/lbath/Icar home built in 1958 on a 50x100
lot, was sold 4/12/04, Green to Jackson & Wilson, for
$310,000.
8104 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, a 1,492 sfla/
1,772 sfur 3bed/3bath home built in 1974 on an 80x90
lot, was sold 4/14/04, Vensel to Bohnenberger and
Valles, for $365,000; list $389,800.
108 78th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,604 sfla / 1,884
sfur home built in 1946 on just about lots measuring
about 160x80, was sold 4/20/04, RNM Limited to
Kaleta, for $695,000.
209 77th St., Holmes Beach, a 966 sfla / 1,746 sfur
horne built in 1951 on a 75x100 lot, was sold 4/22/04,
Durbin to Talbert, for $300,000.
2214 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach, a 1,674 sfla /
2,274 sfur 4bed/4bath/2car duplex built in 1983 on a
50x 100 lot, was sold 4/23/04, Anderson to Donahue,
for $355,000; list $375,000.
229 Oak, Anna Maria, a canalfront 2,663 sfla /
3,036 sfur pool home built in 1959 on a 75x125 lot,
was sold 4/22/04, Marnie to Griffin, for $765,000.
248 Gladiolus, Anna Maria, a 1,982 sfla / 3,418
sfur 3bed/3bath/2car home built in 1990 on an 85x 101
lot, was sold 4/20/04, John to Jones, for $498,000; list
$498,000.
3701 E. Bay Dr., Holmes Beach 5 Sunbow Bay I,
a 1,320 sfla / 2,033 sfur 3bed/3bath/lcar condo built in
1977, was sold 4/20/04, Gil to Rathbun, for $329,000;
list $329,000.
4001 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 106 Beach
Townhouses, a 1,106 sfla /1,269 sfur 2bed/2.5bath/2car
condo built in 1984, was sold 4/20/04, Sciara to
Brunhild, for $303,000; list $319,000.
401 39th St., Holmes Beach, a 100x100 lot, was
sold 4/22/04, Gutierrez to Schneider, for $300,000; list
$300,000.
411 79th St., Holmes Beach, I Beachwalk


Townhomes II, a 2,184 sfla / 2,714 sfur 3bed/2.5bath/
2car condo built 2003, was sold 4/22/04, Culbreth to
Bruno, Sitko & Rodella, for $530,000; list $539,500.
4255 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 102 Island Village,
a 1,536 sfla / 1,788 sfur condo built in 1981, was sold
4/20/04, Frye to Nolan, for $295,000.
616 Emerald, Holmes Beach, a canalfront 1,676
sfla / 2,467 sfur 3bed/3bath/2car/pool home built in
1969 on a 100x1 15 lot, was sold 4/20/04, Mischke to
Newhart, for $555,000; list $559,000.
701 N. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, a 528 sfla / 1,087
sfur home built in 1947 on a 50x 100 lot, was sold 4/20/
04, Wells to TIC Properties 2 Anna Maria LLC, for
$325,000.
108 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach, a 453 sfla /
813 sfur lbed/lbath/lcar home built in 1926 on a
50x61 lot, was sold 4/26/04, Cok to Frudakis, for
$255,000; list $299,000.
108 79th St., Holmes Beach, a 2bed/2bath/2car
half duplex of 774 sfla / 798 sfur built in 1982 on a
32x80 lot, was sold 4/30/04, Lewis to Solent Invest-
ments USA for $375,000; list $398,750.
110 79th St., Holmes Beach, a half duplex of 2bed/
2hath/2car with 774 sfla / 798 sfur built in 1982 on a
32x80 lot, was sold 4/27/04, Lewis to Harrowing, for
$375,000; list $398,750.
1427 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 17 Bermuda Bay
Club, a 1,524 sfla / 2,622 sfur 3bed/2.5bath/2car condo
built in 1999, was sold 4/30/04, Theis to Murray, for
$700,000; list $750,000.
211 67th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,408 sfla / 1,408
sfur duplex built in 1971 on a 54x105 lot, was sold 4/
27/04, Moroney to Waters Place Properties, for
$342,000: list 349.000.
2310 Canasta, Bradenton Beach, a bayfront 4bed/
3bath/2car 1.377 sfla / 2.371 sfur home built in 1950
on a 75x 185 lot, was sold 4/27/04. Brown to Bartizal,
for $850,000: list $945,000.
3010 Avenue C. Holmes Beach, a 1.200 sf office
building built in 1988 on a 50x 100 lot, was sold 4/30/
04, Keller to Petereit. for $400.000.
5 19 1Bayvview Dr.. Holmes Beach. a bayfront 5bed/
3hath/2car/pool 2,127 sfla / 2.915 sfur home built in
1974 on a big (220-foot on water) lot. was sold 4/29/
04. Gamble to Casita Marina Inc.. for $900.000; list
$950,000.
6400 Flotilla. Holmes Beach, 95 Westbay Point &
Moorings, a 985 sfla / 1,377 sfur 2bed/2bath condo
built in 1978, was sold 4/30/04, Unsworth to Seifert,
for $430,000.
770 Jacaranda. Anna Maria, a 1,333 sfla / 1,391
sfur duplex built in 1971 on a 71x105 lot, was sold 4/
27/04, Baker to Britton, for $420,000; list $459,000.
113 Palm, Anna Maria. a 1,388 sfla / 1,960 sfur
3bed/3bath home built in 1968 on a 50xI 10 lot, was
sold 5/4/04, Cullerton to Palm 13 LLC, for $680,000;
list $680,000.
1900 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 7 & 9 Marabella,
two co-joined Gulffront condos of 1,320 sfla / 1,425
sfur and 1,507 sfla / 1,680 sfur with 4bed/4.5bath and
three designated parking spaces, were sold 5/7/04,
Hazlett to Bazaire, for $1.720,000; list $1,750,000.
2110 Avenue B. Bradenton Beach, a 1622 sfla /
1622 sfur 2bed/2bath duplex built in 1962 on a 50x 100
lot, was sold 5/4/04, Spiller to Brooks, for $295,000;
list $309,000.
218 82nd St., Holmes Beach, a 1,802 sfla / 1,954
sfur home built in 1955 on a 90x90 lot, was sold 5/7/
04, Collins to Geiger, for $373,000.
2312 Avenue C, Bradenton Beach, 16 Lay Z Liv
N., 1 Jack of Hardts, a 651 sfla / 651 sfur 2bed/lbath
condo built in 1979, was sold 5/7/04, Zell to
Zimmerman, for $223,000; list $239,000.
303 58th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,196 sfla / 1,648
sfur duplex built in 1954 on a 102x 112 lot, was sold 5/
4/04, Kuizon to Johnson, for $415,000.
3703 Fifth Ave., Holmes Beach, 1 SeacreSt., a
1,172 sfla / 1,444 sfur 2bed/2bath condo built in 1985,
was sold 5/4/04, Grabowski to Sammer, for $355,000.
428 Magnolia, Anna Maria, a 1,400 sfla /2,262 sfur
home built in 1956 on a 104x 145 lot (2 lots), was sold
5/4/04, Lekites to J.E. Murray Builder, for $475,000:
list $529,000.

Compiled by l)Dou DI)owling, licensed real estate
broker, 778-1222, e.\clusively for The Islander.
Island real estate transactions may be viewed on the
Web at islander.org. Copyright 2004.





THE ISLANDER U JUNE 16, 2004 U PAGE 29


Lord Stanley's Cup charges up Tampa, Bolts
By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Correspondent
The Tampa Bay Lightning captured the Stanley
Cup on Monday, June 7, before a raucous crowd of
22,717 fans at the St. Pete Times Forum to win
hockey's largest prize. It was a record crowd for the
Forum, which was so loud for the majority of the game
that you could not hear a word shouted by the person :"'
sitting next to you.
For myself and friends Brett Mclntosh. Bill
Romberger, Lance Bicker, Rich Bell and Raul Gomez,
it was a once-in-a-lifetime event not to be forgotten.
It's hard to put into words the excitement that was f' '
in the air, both inside the Forum and outside, where 0 '
more than 10,000 fans filled the courtyard to watch the '
game on a big-screen TV, not to mention the fans who '
watched from nearby sports bars like Newks and Shotz. P
If you've been paying attention to the two-month" ,
magical ride that is the Stanley Cup Playoffs, you
would know that the team that scored first usually won
the game, so you can imagine the roar that erupted
when left-wing Ruslan Fedotenko banged home the B'
rebound off a Brad Richards wrist shot for a 1-0 Light- ,
ning lead at the 13:31 mark of the first period.
The Lightning would add to its lead at 14:38 of the
second period on a beautiful play by Vinnie Lecavelier.
Lecavelier somehow held the puck in the corner, three The Stanley Cup is brought onto the ice. allowing the Lighting's 2-1 victory over the Calgary Flames. Is-
times spinning on a dime to change directions to create lander Photos: Kevin Cassidv
space for himself. Lecavelier spun one last time, cut back .- ,
and somehow kicked the puck to himself, nutmegging the
Calgary defender before making a great back pass to
Fedotenko in the slot. Fedotenko wristed a laser into the
upper-right corer of the goal for his 12th goal of the play- i
offs and a 2-0 Lightning lead.
The action was back and forth the rest of the way with '
both teams coming up with quality scoring chances that ,, .;
were turned away by two of the best goalies in the Na-
tional Hockey League. With a two-goal lead, Lightning
fans were feeling pretty giddy until Calgary's Craig
Conroy's writer beat Lightning goalie Nikolai
Khabibulin to make the score 2-1 with 9:21 to play.
Khabibulin had to be his best down the stretch as '
Calgary applied tremendous pressure, but the "Bulin ':/ '
Wall" was spectacular in making several game savers.
The Lightning wins the Stanley Cup!
Imagine that. The story lines for this team have no
end. Just 12 years ago this same team was playing 7
hockey in a barn at the Tampa Fairgrounds and four ni'
years ago was considered the worst team in hockey.
Their best player, Martin St. Louis, went undrafted .
and was released by the Calgary Flames, while his best
friend and current teammate Eric Perrin was thought of -, -
so little he had to go to Finland to find a team that i to
PLEASE SEE SPORTS, NEXT PAGE Thousands of people roamed the St. Pete Times Forum in search of tickets t 11o avail.


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Sports
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 29
wanted him. Both players dreamed of this moment as
12-year-old buddies playing hockey in youth leagues.
Now both players are Stanley Cup champions and St.
Louis has been recognized as the league's MVP!
Former No. I draft pick Vincent Lecavelier and his
childhood friend Brad Richards also played together as
youngsters in youth and junior hockey leagues and had
similar dreams as youth players often do. All Lecavelier
did was assist on the game-winning goal in the seventh
game of the Stanley Cup finals, while Richards won the
Conn Smythe trophy as the MVP of the Stanley Cup play-
offs. Talk about dreams coming true!
Then there's team captain, 40-year-old Dave
Andreychuk, who played 22 seasons spanning 1,700
games before finally getting to play in the Stanley Cup
finals. Seeing him skate around the ice holding the cup
above his head was an unbelievably emotional moment.
Without a doubt, this is the greatest sporting event
that I have had the pleasure to attend.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers went from worst to
first two seasons ago and now the Lightning are on
top of the world.
Are the Tampa Bay Devil Rays (14-6 over their
last 20 games) the next team to turn the sports world on
its collective ears? Don't laugh. That's the same atti-
tude the majority of fans had concerning the Bucs' and
Lightning's chances of capturing their sports' holy
grail.
Tampa: Title-town, USA.

Whiffle ball returns
The third-annual Island Whiffle Ball League is
starting Tuesday, July 6, and continues until Friday,
Aug. 6, in three age divisions. Players ages 8-10, I 1-
13 and 14-17 will compete inside the Center's air-con-
ditioned gym.
You can sign up a team or as an individual at a
reasonable cost of $20 per player, which includes a
team T-shirt. All teams are guaranteed at least 10
games and a championship tournament.
Ongoing at the Center is indoor (cool air) hockey
and Ultimate Frisbee.
For more information on Center programs, call


778-1908, or stop by the Center to sign up.

Skimboard contest set for August
The third-annual EZ Skimmers Back-to-School
Skimboarding Contest is now accepting applications
for the extremely popular event, which will take place
Aug. 21-22 at the Beach House Restaurant in
Bradenton Beach.
If you haven't had the pleasure of attending you're
missing out on some serious watersport excitement. Last
year the contest dre\\ moire than 125 contestants. creatingT
a fantastic atmosphere with good boarding by skimmers
of all ages male and female along with some inter-
esting colmmentarN, good music and a nice beach view.
Cost for the contest is $25 for an amateur and $75
for professional boarders, with each contestant receiv-
ing an EZ Skimmers T-shirt and a grab-bag filled with
skimboarding essentials. Age groups range from the
Minis (8 and under) up to the Masters (25 and up) in


Raul
Gomez
and Rich
Bell made
it to game
seven to
witness the
Lightning's
win of the

boards, .. C i S Cup!
Islander
Photo:
Kevin
Cassidy












male/female divisions.
EZ Skimmers is also looking for sponsors for the
two-day event which already boasts the Beach House,
West Coast Surf Shop, ZAP Skimmers, Native Rent-
als, Fun & Sun Parasail, Sticky Bumps, Block Surf,
Skim East, Australian Gold, Oakley, NXTC Surf-
boards, Timesaver Convenience Store, Skinny's,
Dakine, Skim USA and The Islander as sponsors.
Get on board for the most exciting event of the
summer!
Registration forms may be obtained at West Coast
Surf Shop. 3902 Gulf Drive, or The Islander office,
5404 Marina Drive, both in Holmes Beach. Completed
forms and the entry fee should be mailed or delivered
to the Beach House Restaurant. P.O. Box 1478, Annia
NIaria FL 34216. Checks should be made payable to
the Beach House.
For more information, call West Coast Surf Shop
at 778-1001.


A proud group of independent

restaurants committed to preserving

the unique character and flavor

of our community.


15 South
American Cafe
BeachHouse
Bijou Cafe
Blase Cafe
Broken Egg
Cafe Baci
Cafe L'Europe
Cafe on the Bay
Caragiulio's
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Cool Beans Coffee Co.
Cosimo's Brick Oven
Crab & Fin
Euphemia Haye
Harry's Continental Kitchens
Lido Grill / Margarita
Mateo's
Manhattan Bar & Grill
Mar Vista
Marie's Italian Kitchen
Mattison's City Grills
Mattison's Steakhouse
Maureen's Palm Grille
Mediterraneo
Michael's on East


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Ringling School Design Center. Design: Gordon Chislett 2004. Illustration: Byrce Wymer 2005.


Ooh La La! Bistro
Patrick's
Pattigeorge's
Relish This
Roessler's
Sandbar
Seafood Shack
Selva Grill
Steven's Fusion Chophouse
The Summerhouse


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THE ISLANDER U JUNE 16, 2004 U PAGE 31


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Islander in Bavaria
Anna Maria Islander Sabine Drescher takes her
Islander to Bavaria where, shle notes, Oktobeirfst
began.


On another island
Yoinm sometime Islanders at San Juan. Puerto Rico. on a recent visit with families, from left Alex Cooper,
Collin Abbott, Ryan Abbott and Andrew Cooper. They are frequent visitors here, and Ryan is known as a
particularly dedicated fishenran.


Grandparental visit
Hank and Henrietta Amey of Bradenton Beach meet their granddaughter,
Jessica Amey, in Las Vegas to celebrate her 2/st birthday. She lives in Portage.
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Too chilly
Leaving the Anna Maria Island's warm beach, Dave and Lesley Sherrard flew 3,000
miles via Detroit and Amsterdam to Cardiff, Wales, to be greeted with chilly weather.
so "we decided to relax in tle local pub, the Wenvoe Arns, with The Islander."


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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC: 14 years, rich run,
July 1989 through June 2002, gold-lettered 28
leather boxes, $250, will deliver locally. Dr. and
Mrs. Art and Flo Denues, 778-8423.

KIDS JUMBO SWING set. Two swings, rings,
slide, clubhouse. Must sell. Will help move. $200.
730-9622.

USED 1200-POUND Mantowoc ice machine with
bin, good condition, works great, $1,650. Call Bill,
795-7411.

GIRL SCOUT COOKIES available at The Is-
lander, assorted varieties, $3.50 box. All pro-
ceeds paid to local Girl Scout troop.

Fish tank: 150-gallon with hand-made oak cabi-
net, fully equipped, $1,000 or best offer. Call Bill,
795-7411.

BOOKS FOR SALE! Come visit Tingley Memo-
rial Library, 111 Second St. N, Bradenton Beach
and see our ongoing sale of books, magazines
and puzzles. Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-
3pm. 779-1208.


CAR COVER: Toyota Supra, like new, $50. Call
Bill, 795-7411.

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


BICYCLE RENTALS: Tour the Island by bike.
Great weekly rates, includes helmet. Adults, $45/
week; children, $25/week. 778-3441.

DR. HARRY MORGAN World-class speaker,
Biblical Expositor, Christian Resource Center
therapist brings fascinating series at 6pm, Sun-
day. Northwest Baptist Church (from Manatee
Avenue head north on 75th Street West to Ninth
Ave. NW, left to 7913 ninth Ave. N.W.). Public
invited. Additional information: Janet, 383-6389.

TARA 18-HOLE GOLF event. Tax deductible
play-off supports Christian Resource Center of
Manatee. July 10. Sponsors/Golfers/Corporate.
Call Janet, 383-6389, toll-free (866) 299-3794.

CLASSIFIEDS online at www.islander.org.


FREE GUN LOCK. Yes, free. Just for the asking.
Courtesy of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission. Free at The Islander news-
paper office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Don't be sorry, be safe. Also free, a small sup-
ply of large, color saltwater fish species posters
featuring the snapper family. One per customer.

CALLING ALL ARTISTS: Restless Natives gal-
lery looking for original artwork in all mediums for
consignment. Stop by 5314 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, or call Amy 779 2624.

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


ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open Tuesday, Thurs-
day, 9:30am-2pm; Saturday 9am-noon. Half-
price sales rack. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
779-2733.
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LOST COCKATIEL: June 4 in Anna Maria.
Please call Robin, 778-0836.

MISSING YELLOW backpack with chef's
clothes, knives and case. No questions asked,
726-3163.


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beloved pets with in-home visits. 778-6000.


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PIT BULL/BOXER mix puppies, male and fe-
male. Ready for adoption. Please call 922-0774.

ADULT CATS in desperate need of loving
homes. All are current on vaccines. All appli-
cants screened. Please call 922-0774.



1990 ECONOLINE 150 VAN, cold air condition-
ing, has towing package. Ready for travel. Runs
great. $2,600, or best offer. 778-1102.



MODULAR FLOATING DOCK systems: Cus-
tom drive-on docking solutions by Versa Dock.
Maintenance free, 20-year warranty. (941) 685-
7648, Anna Maria area.



EGMONT EXPRESS CHARTERS: Seek out se-
cret water paradise. Sunsets, back water,
Egmont or custom trips. See dolphins and
manatees. Call 778-7459 or 720-5470.

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



CHILD SITTER AND PET SITTER. Eighth-
grade male looking for a job. Available after
school and weekends. Call Zachary, 779-9783.

NEED A CHILD or pet sitter? Call one number
and get connected to three wonderful sitters!
Tiffany, Kari, Holly. 778-3275 or 779-0793.

BABYSITTER: RED CROSS babysitting and
first-aid certified. Enjoys playing with kids. Call
Alexandra, 778-5352.

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::PERICO ISLAD ANNUAL RENTAL: BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED
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tennis courts and exercise room, two-car garage, washer/dryer!
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SPENCER'S SKIM SCHOOL for beginners
and intermediates. Free skimboard use with
lessons. $10 per half-hour lesson, three les-
sons recommended. Local teen, team com-
petitor. Call 778-0944.

PETSITTER, DOG WALKER, 12-year-old
mother's helper, odd jobs. Call Kendall at 779-
9783 or 779-9803.

BABYSITTER WITH EXPERIENCE and CPR li-
cense, 13 years old, friendly and responsible.
778-2469.

TUTORING: Junior high honor student tutors all
elementary grades during summer vacation.
Hourly, daily or weekly in mathematics, reading,
writing and science. Read-out-loud available
upon request. Call 778-2469 after 5pm for
schedule and prices.



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.

DOMINO'S PIZZA: Now hiring delivery driver.
Able to work until lam for closes. Average pay
$15-$18/hour. Tips and milage. Mileage paid
nightly. Pre-employment drug test and good driv-
ing record a must. Apply 5604 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.

CNA NEEDED IMMEDIATELY, morning shift,
for developmentally disabled young man. Call
778-0411.

CLASSIFIEDS online at www.islander.org.


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To find the right mortgage for yo., call your
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GRAPHIC DESIGNER: Advertising layout and
design for weekly newspaper, some Web site
production. Knowledge of advertising design
and layout with a strong understanding of typog-
raphy, composition and copy writing. Qualifica-
tions include proficiency in PhotoShop; knowl-
edge of Illustrator/PageMaker/Acrobat a plus.
Minimum one-year experience required and
associate's degree or technical school certificate
preferred. Resumes: e-mail news@islander.org,
fax 778-9392, or mail/deliver to The Islander,
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.

HELP WANTED: Part-time chef/sous chef and
servers. Apply at Ooh La La! Bistro, 5406 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.

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

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



GET A FREE ShapeScan body analysis and
free weight-loss consultation. Shapeworks, 778-
3430.

LOOKING FOR A GOOD DEAL? You can read
Wednesday's classified online at noon on Tues-
day every week at www.islander.org.
MORE classified on the next page ...


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Kathy Marcirko, 713-1100 or Sandy
Drapala. 725-0781. 102955


DRAMATIC VIEWS & your own private
beach on the Manatee River. This 4860 SF
home offers a home theatre, dock & electric
lifts. $1.850.000. 748-6300. Sandy Dlapala.
725-0781 or Kathy Marcinko, 713-1100.
103757


METICULOUSLY MAINTAINED home in SPECTACULAR LOCATION on golf
Riverview Landings beautiful sunset course at Bradenton Country Club. Totally
views. Pool/spa, 2-plus car garage, remodeled & rebuilt home offers 3BR/
workshop & storage. $879.900. 748- 2BA, over 2500 SF & is on a beautiful
6300. Ann DeBellevue, 720-7614 or landscaped lot. $499.000. Kathy Valente,
Judy LaValliere, 504-3792. 102115 748-6300 or 685-6767. 103708
CUSTOM BUILT 3-4BR canal front home w/captivating Tampa Bay views. Newer
pool & private dock. $860,000. Ruth Lawler, 748-6300 or 587-4623. 101515
RESTORATION MASTERPIECEl Olympic size pool, guest house/cabana & work-
shop. Adjacent lot. $795.000. Kathy Valente, 748-6300 or 685-6767. 96815
TROPICAL WATERFRONT thome w/gleat views & private dock. $778.000. 748-
6300. Sandy DOrapala, 725-0781 or Kathy Malcinko, 713-1100. 102222
SPACIOUS LAKEFRONT 5BR pool home on a large lot. Eat-in kitchen & wood
burning fireplace. $459.000. Kathy Valente, 748-6300 or 685-6767. 102060
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& lushl landscape. $310,000. Joarnne Jenkins, 748-6300 or 228-7878. 103951
THE OAKS 3BR/2BA home on the largest lot. Large lanai & private pool.
$269.000 748-6300. Colette Gerrislh, 713-6557 or Judy Nimz, 374-0196. 103690
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SERICS r SEVIES onined SRVCESCotiue


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

LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Car Service. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.

COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your
computer misbehaving? Certified computer ser-
vice and private lessons. Special $30 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.


CONNECT-ICON Your local computer specialist.
Experienced certified technician for communication
electronics offers wireless and cable networks, up-
grades, maintenance, repairs, tutoring and training.
Call Robert, 778-3620.

McEVOY PAINTING: Frank McEvoy owner. In-
terior and exterior work. Free estimates. Call
750-8467 or cell, 713-1208.

COMPUTER SERVICE and repair. Training,
maintenance, virus and Spyware protection. Is-
land native. Web site: www.matrixPConline.com.
Call John Baird with Matrix PC, 708-6541.

3224 EAST BAY DRIVE HOLMES BEACH

Gail Tutewiler -

)941-705-0227
Toll Frv 1-86G(i-587-81559 ,
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AWESOME GULFVIEWS from this absolutely stunning 2BR/
2BA condo at Martinique South. Totally redesigned every-
thing brand new! Garage and storage room included. Ameni-
ties include heated pool, clubhouse, secured lobby, tennis
and private beach. $734,000.
AFFORDABLE BEACH/BA Y CONDO Light and spacious 1BR
condo in true Gulf to bay complex. Turnkey furnished. Club-
house, heated pool, fishing dock and patio on the bay plus
a private beach across the road make this a real value for
only $189,000. 55+ community.
CORTEZ VILLAGEA single and a double lot in the quaint fish-
ing village just over the bridge from Anna Maria Island.
Zoned general commercial (residential permitted). $125,000
and $175,000.
BA VIEW TERRACE: 1BR condo, $204,900 -SALE PENDING.
AZALEA PARK: 4BR/2.5 BA home in NW Bradenton, $369,000
SALE PENDING.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB: 2BR/2BA direct Gulffront,
$849,000 SALE PENDING.


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

BAREFOOT ESTATE MANAGEMENT: Weekly
maid service, deep-cleaning service, vacation
rental cleaning, departure cleaning, carpets, tile,
grout. Servicing private homes, condos, rentals,
seasonal homes and commercial properties.
Bonded/Insured. Free estimates. 761-3000.

PROFESSOR/COMPOSER Bill Rhodes accept-
ing piano students. Call 779-0752.

I DON'T CUT corners, I clean corners. Afford-
able, dependable cleaning. Chamberlain Profes-
sional Cleaning, 778-7770. References avail-
able.

IN-HOME TUTORING: Experienced certified
teacher. Summer and after school tutoring avail-
able for K-12. Call Raya, 224-0229.

CLEANING SERVICE Residential or commer-
cial. Daily, weekly, bi-weekly, move-ins, move-
outs. Excellent references. Call 750-8366.

EXPERT CERAMIC TILE installation. Prompt
and reliable service, reasonable rates, excellent
references. If quality counts, call David, 792-
2552.

FAMILY LADY LOOKING for houses to clean.
Excellent morals and ethics and a hard worker.
Please call Ana at 704-2218 anytime.

PAINTING: CALL FOR free estimate. Local resi-
dent, 25 years experience. One room/entire
house. Interior/exterior. Summer prices. John,
778-3713.






\ AFFORDABLE POOL HOME
$159.000 Caged pool. fenced
S backyard. new A/C. carpet and tile -
and a west side location. IB103165
$379,000 ISLAND CONDO Spa-
cious ground-floor IBR/IBA end
unit at 5400. Steps to beach and
.. pool. Kitchen with lots of goodies.
Washer/dryer. IB 101731
$425,000 BUILD YOUR ISLAND DREAM HOME
Canalfront lot available in Holmes Beach! 1B90367

6016 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton
(941) 751-1155 (800) 778-8448
Visit our Web site at wwv.floridamoves.com


DISCOVER PILATES: On-going class at Anna
Maria Island Art League, 6-7pm Wednesdays,
$8/class, drop-ins welcome. Call 778-2099 for in-
formation. Also at G.T. Bray Activity Center start-
ing March 16. Call 742-5974 for information.
Certified Pilates Instructor Preston Whaley Jr.

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

BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrig-
eration. Commercial and residential service, re-
pair and/or replacement. Serving Manatee
County and the Island since 1987. For depend-
able, honest and personalized service, call Wil-
liam Eller, 795-7411. RA005052.

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

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

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

TILE AND MOSAIC custom installation, 20 years
experience. References available. For a reason-
able price call Sebastian, 704-6719.

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

CHECK US OUT AT www.islander.org !


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CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING and Lawn Mainte-
nance. Residential and commercial. Full-service
lawn maintenance, cleanup, tree trimming,.
hauling, Xeriscape. Island resident. Excellent ref-
erences. 778-5294.

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

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

CLOUD 9 LANDSCAPING: Quality lawn service,
landscape cleanup, plantings, pruning, tree in-
stallation, shell, more. Insured, references, free
estimates. 778-2335 or 284-1568.

BAREFOOT LAWNS & GARDENS: Providing
the total TLC for your landscape requirements.
Lawns, trees, shrubs and gardens. Design, in-
stallation and service. Call 761-3000 for free
consultation.

BRADENTON TROPICAL LAWN and garden.
Specializing in landscaping lawns, decks,
entryways, butterfly gardens, ponds. Also, year-
round maintenance. 795-2877.

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


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

RENTALS RENT fast with an ad in The Islander.


WEST OF GULF DRIVE 131 White Ave. Duplex on corner
lot, two-car garage, two carports, screened lanai, lots of
decks, over 3,900 sf. under roof. 150 steps to beach ac-
cess. Just listed at $699,000. For more details call
Stephanie Bell, Broker,778-2307 or 920-5156.
6., L ...... I % AP", r-IAI,- Mf- IAV


nUHOLMES BEACHDIi I TWO
LOTS EACH 70-BY-100-
FT., SHORT HALF-
BLOCK TO BEACH. One
lot has a duplex and the
other is vacant. Asking
$800,000 for both parcels.
Call Frank Migliore at
778-2307, or Stephanie
Bell 920-5156, for details.


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

SHELL DELIVERED and spread. $35/yard. Hauling:
all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free estimates.
Call Larry at 795-7775, "shell phone" 720-0770.



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

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

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

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

OVER THIRTY YEARS craftsman experience.
Interior, exterior, doors, stairs, windows and trim.
Dan Michael, master carpenter. Call 778-6898
or cell, 518-3316.

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

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


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PROPERTY
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(941) 779-2800 Fax (941) 778-9382 800-544-2164
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EXECUTIVE HOME


CUSTOM RENOVATION/RESTORATION ex-
pert. All phases of carpentry, repairs and paint-
ing. Insured. Member of Better Business Bu-
reau. Paul Beauregard, 779-2294.

KEN & TINA DBA Griffin's Home Improvements
Inc. Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops, cabi-
nets 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. 792-1367, or 726-1802.


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.

MORENO MARBLE & TILE Installation and res-
toration. Quality work. Over 20 years experience.
Insured. Call Javier at 685-5163 or 795-6615.

JERRY'S HOME REPAIR and Lawn Care: Light
carpentry, pressure washing, handyman,
plumbing and electrical, light hauling, tree trim-
ming. Call 778-6170 or 447-2198.

CARL V. JOHNSON JR. Inc Building contractor.
New homes, additions, renovations. Quality
work and fair prices. Call 795-1947.
Lic#RR0066450.

WALLS BEAUTIFIED. Drywall fixes, painting in-
side and out. Conscientious work. Call Drew
Hudson, 812-5073.

LICENSED MASON/BLOCK, glass block, paver
brick or patios. Also fireplaces. Call Dave at
792-5206. Lic#MC00889.
METRO HOME SUPPLY Inc.: Door and window
repairs, vinyl soffit/siding, water filtration. Call
(941) 359-3799.


S/ If-Bay Realty
of Anna Maria Inc.
778-7244
7W ~ t te eit~t~ edt "4
A GULFVIEW CONDO Spa-
SA .tacular Gulf views. Move
Right in to this turnkey fur-
nished third floor unit in a
wonderful complex located
west of Gulf Drive. Elevator,
Gulffront pool, covered parking space, secured building. Enjoy your
Gulfview from the living room and bedroom. What a great value at
$417,400! Call today for your private viewing.
ENJOY THE CONVENIENCE
of this ground-level Gulffront
designer-decorated condo.
Stroll out your glassed-in lanai
':- .... .. to the pool or pristine beach.
Take the fun to the tennis
courts or bring your own
boat. $649,000.
LARGE HOME/DUPLEX Bet-
I lk ter than a house! 4BR/3BA
with a pool! Front unit is 3BR/
al i 2BA with an oversized single-
S car garage. Rear unit has been
totally renovated and is a very
large 1 BR/1 BA with two sets of
French doors leading to the
pool. The pool has been completely renovated plus new landscaping, new
stucco and paint, new fencing, and a new paver entry and patio area for
rear unit. Large 90x100 lot zoned R-2. Offered at $539,900.
PRIME BUILDING LOT 75-
by-106. Build your dream
home for glimpses of the
Gulf, endless possibilities.
Offered at $399,000.



Call Today!
1 (800)771-6043 (941)778-7244
5309 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach


This custom-built home is tucked away on a Lake La
Vista canal on the north end of Anna Maria. This
one-of-a-kind Island home is located in a gorgeous
neighborhood. Park-like grounds, lots of decks,
dream workshop and RV garage. This exceptional
home has it all! Offered at $749,000.

Ken Jackson 778-6986 Kathy Geerearts 778-0012
Maureen Dahms 778-0542 LaRae Regis 779-1858


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REAL ESTATE
OF ANNA MARIA

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Sandy's Lawn Service Inc.
andy's Established in 1983
Lawn Celebrating 20 Years of
Service Quality & Dependable Service. lEM OM t ine NIA Co
Call us for your landscape
778-1345 and hardscape needs. WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and VACATION RENTAL: Charming 1BR/1 BA, fully
Licensed & Insured
more. Lifetime warranty. Call Keith Barnett for a furnished, across from white sandy beach. Call
DESIGN & REMODELING CONTRACTORS free in-home consultation. Island references, 15 809-3714.
_, lg-._ :- years experience. 778-3526 or 730-0516.
n11 V S ANNUAL BRADENTON BEACH 2BR/2BA, new
COiTRLT ON '.. carpet. Carport and storage. One block from
*WWW ANNAMARIACONTRACTOR.COM
STATE LICENSED INSURED PALM ISLAND WATERFRONT Se- beach, glimpse of Gulf. 625-2889 or 276-2011.
CRC 035261 EXPERIENCED (941) 778-2993 PALM ISLAND WATERFRONT escape. Se-
cluded, private dock, access by ferry/boat. Fish- ANNUAL 2BR/1BA DUPLEX recently refur-
1 blNTIMN( ing, shelling, wildlife, canoeing. $125/night; $800/ bished. $950/month. Available now. Security
Redei aI CmmeI "i week. 778-8168. www.divefish.com. deposit required. Call 586-8041.
Residential Commercial
Check our references: AB A E
"Quali w reasonable price. SUMMER, AUTUMN, WINTER rentals available ANNUAL 3BR/2BA HOME on canal in Key
Licensed/Insured Serving Anna Maria Island Since 1986 761-8900 weekly, monthly, seasonal. Wedebrock Real Estate Royale with pool. $1,900/month. Security de-
Co., 778-6665 or (800) 749-6665. posit required. Call 586-8041.
Paradise Improvements 778-4173
Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist VACATION RENTALS: 2BR apartments across ANNUAL RENTALS! Island townhome, 2BR/2.5BA
-l!-- Replacement Doors and Windows from beautiful beach, $375 to $500/week. Win- across from beach with pool, $1,300/month; Island
S Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennaultr and rin dat available Almost h duplex, 2BR/2BA, elevated, $750/month; Island
Fully Licensed and Insured o Island References ter and spring dates available. Almost Beach
Fully Licensed anc#CC056755 Apartments, 778-2374. home 3BR/2BA, $1,150/month. Call Cristin Curl,
ILic#CBC056755 Apartments, 778-2374.
Wagner Realty, 778-2246.
'WA A ITrY VACATION & SEASONAL Private beach. Units are
"irn "cr~.i4. complete. Rates seasonally adjusted. $425-$975/ ANNUAL 2BR/2B DUPLEX with updated
"r M X.AI I E 1- week, $975-$2,975/month. (800) 977-0803 or 737- kitchen, garage, tile throughout. West of Gulf
NADO LD 6MALL\ REAL IORk-
Office: (941) 778-2246 7- 88 1121. www.abeachview.com. Drive. $975/month. Security deposit required
Office: (941) 778-2246 792- 8628 f
E-mail: haroldsmall@wagnerrealty.com fCall 232-2216 or 586-8041.
NORTH SHORE DRIVE beachfront. Four spacious ANNUAL RENTAL 1BR/1BA duplex in Holmes
Christine's Cleaning Service 747-1715 3BR/2BA homes with all conveniences. Now book- Beach, newly remodeled new everything
Commercial & Residential ing for this season. Please call (813) 752-4235, or Across from beach. Smith Realtors, 778-0770.
Daily Weekly Bi Weekly Monthly view Web site: www.AhhSeaBreeze.com
Move Ins Move Outs Deep Cleans ANNUAL 2BR/1BA duplex in Holmes Beach
Licensed Bonded Insured
LicensedBonded Insured BEAUTIFUL TROPICAL HOUSE just con- 800 sq.ft. Smith Realtors, 778-0770.
averted to a two-unit property. 2BR/1BA, com-
John Penalver Photography pletely renovated and furnished. New washer/ POOL HOME AVAILABLE for vacation let. Near
Holmes Beach, 38R/2BA with all amnnitiesi
(941) 518-9629 dryer, microwave. Three-minute walk to beach. Holmes Beach, 753-8709, ext. 2.
Weddings.Events.Marine.Aerial Off season, $500/week $1,500/month. Call
Over 30 years experience Ron, 795-2656. HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX in great location,
VACATIN R TAL: 1 B/ BA d three 210 Haverkos Ct.. 2BR/1.5BA ground-level with
VACATION RENTAL: 1BR/1BA duplex, three
short blocks to beach. Phone, premium cable carport, shared washer/dryer. $900/month, plus
TV, mtcrowave a, washer/dryer, sleeps four. cable, phone. First, last and $300 security de-
onth, $ ee. a 8 or posit required. Call Gayle Schulz, Jim Anderson
% $1,800/month, $550/week. Call 807-5627 or e-
4. m mRealty. 778-4847 or cell, 812-6487.
mail: aalmengual@msn.com.
BEACH FRONT: NORTH SHOR Drive, ground- IMMACULATE HOLMES BEACH: Clean, up-
lee aall-w S R ( ) Pn dated, 1BR/1BA, new carpet, paint, appliances.
-. level all-view home. Bean Point area. $3,500/
wxv islandreal cr month, $1,500/week. Call Tom, (559) 760-1331 Nonsmoking, no pets. First, last and deposit.
Annual. $650/month, includes some utilities.
BAYFRONT ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/2BA, ten- Mature individual. 778-1544.
$ aaeft nis, pool, cable, water/sewer and trash in- NEW SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA villa, one-car ga-
Thn rhcluded. Old Florida Realty Co., 778-3377, or n, nd p h p ll, e a a
Anyone can take Sharon 778-3730. BEACHSIDE: NORTH rage, screened prch, p, ie mntes t
a picture. i SHORE Drive on the beach behind our house. be
A professional Bean Point area. $2,500/month, $900/week. IMMACULATE HOLMES BEACH: Clear. up-
creates a portrait. Call Tom, (559) 760-1331. dated, 1BR/1BA, new carpet, paint, appliances.
creates a portrait.
RECENTLY RD and nicely fur- Nonsmoking, no pets. First, last, security. An-
RECENTLY REFURBISHED and nicely fur-
ELKA wished 1BR/BA ground-floor duplex with cheer- nal, $650/month, includes some utilities. Ma-
941778-PHO PH1 ful decor. Just three short blocks to the beach. ture individual, 778-1544.
941-7,TrT1N78-2711 Walin weekly. ppinan estrantse,
www.jackelka.con Walking distance to shopping and restaurants in ANNUAL RENTAL APARTMENT in Sunny
downtown Holmes Beach. Includes phone, pre- Shores, 1BR/1BA, $340 security deposit. $735/
Thanks for reading the best mium cable, microwave, washer/dryer. Small month, includes utilities. Small pet allowed. Call
news on Anna Maria Island! pets OK. Available now and accepting reserva- Jerry, 224-8850.
Stions for 2005. Winter rates: $1,700/month, $550/
The Islander week; summer rates: $500/week. E-mail: ANNUAL RENTAL APARTMENT in Sunny
SINCE 1992 aalmengual@msn.com or call 807-5626. Shores, 3BR/2BA, $680 security deposit.
$1,200/month, includes utilities. Small pet al-
1 KING BEDROOM efficiency for rent. Short-term lowed. Call Jerry, 224-8850.
S H U T AA Y A R N G R E only. Night, weekend, weekly. Private entrance,
A 0 M C A E R A S E L Y U P private deck. Nonsmoking, close to beach. Call ANNUAL DUPLEX RENTAL 2BR/2BA, Florida
E T E E N T H E L N E S EA N 778-3433 or 773-0010. room, carport, $950; 2BR/1BA, carport, $750/
AAA U S S X ING T D D L E R month; 2BR/2BA, $750/month; 1BR/1BA, $650/
L MP ASP S A I BE ANNA MARIA DUPLEX 218-B Palmetto Ave. month. Dolores M. Baker Real Estate, 778-7500.
R* E S I M P 0 S E A G A G 0 R D E R 2BR/2BA, furnished, washer/dryer, utilities, avail-
M B A BE Y S L E L U S T S able 2005 season. $1,800/month. Call (813) 949- 3BR/1BA HOME, completely furnished, two
B I A N N U A L P I AN 0 B AR 6891, Tampa. short blocks to Gulf. Annual or six months mini-
A C INlHRCHES S BA mum. $1,000/month plus utilities. 795-8626.
SS T VACATION RENTAL Seaside Gardens. Charm-
R 0 N 0 L D A G 0o G o E N s E ing 3BR/2BA with all amenities. $2,000/month. ANNUAL 2BR/2BA Holmes Beach. One block
n v N D A WIN G A C R 0 W D0 A S Call Lit, (305) 387-0135. from Gulf, $800/month plus utilities, first, last,
Y ESS REE P SS UM security. Credit check. (860) 227-5142.
A B 0 U T G M AA S P E N 0 PS ANNA MARIA BAYSIDE cottage across the beach
NE NE T P ~T from the city pier. 2BR/1BA. Summertime rates, ANNA MARIA: 200 feet to Rod & Reel Pier,
INA NEAT PH Y S R 0 0 T ground-floor, 2BR/1BA, fully furnished, washer/
C A N C A N S S H O I I C I I I M IMI E weekly or monthly. Pet friendly. 778-0542.
CA C NS S E I wME e m P e dryer, all amenities, utilities included. $500/
A X AN L I HS I C n. week-$1,200/month. 387-8610.
C A n I A Y A I T H F 4 T I ( K Classifieds online: Tuesday at noon islander.org












ANNUAL RENTAL: 3BR/2BA, gorgeous pool
home with hot tub, close to beach with boat slip.
$1,800/month. Call Deborah Thrasher, 518-
7738, Re/Max Excellence. E-mail:
DebMThrash@aol.com.

ANNUAL FURNISHED PERICO Island water-
front! 3BR/2.5BA, with two-car garage! Associa-
tion pool, tennis courts, exercise room. $1,700/
month, plus utilities. Please, call An Island Place
Realty, 779-0733.

PALMA SOLA BAY furnished 2BR/2BA
townhouse. Boat slip, pool, cable, utilities in-
cluded. $500/week, $1,500/month. Also,
Longboat Key 2BR/1BA updated furnished
home. $1,200/month, includes utilities. Real
Estate Mart, 745-1090.

NORTHWEST BRADENTON 2BR/1BA, walk to
Palma Sola Bay, fruit trees, all appliances,
washer/dryer hookup. $975/month plus deposit.
587-2748.

ANNUAL UNFURNISHED DUPLEX available July
1. 2BR/2BA, washer/dryer hookups, close to
beach. Aposporos & Son, 758-3939.

BRADENTON BEACH/CORTEZ area: Spacious
1BR/1BA, fully furnished, resort style. Utilities,
cable included. Shared laundry room. $950/
month. First, last, security. 761-2725.

ANNUAL RENTAL 3BR/2BA home with garage
in Holmes Beach. Small pet with deposit. Call
-770-TOo3.

BRADENTON BEACH/CORTEZ area. Beautiful,
well-maintained, elevated duplex. 1.5 miles to
Bradenton Beach. Community boat ramp.
$375,000. 761-2725.

ANNUAL RENTAL: Direct Gulfview, 1BR/1BA el-
evated apartment, covered parking, $670/month.
Fran Maxon Real Estate, 778-2307.

NEW LISTING: Fully furnished villa in beautiful Mt.
Vernon, near beaches, on canal, lake-view front.
2BR/2BA, enclosed lanai, carport, clubhouse with
numerous activities, heated pool, Jacuzzi, tennis,
no pets, non-smoking, age 55-plus, minimum three
months. Peak season, $2,500/month; annual
$1,500/month. Call (941) 721-1784.

ISLAND DIRECT BAYFRONT with dock. 1BR/
1BA. (941) 504-3490.

ANNUAL RENTAL: Spacious 3BR/2BA on Bimini
Bay. Boat dock, two-car garage, screened lanai.
$1,400/month. No pets. Fran Maxon Real Estate,
778-2307.


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ANNUAL RENTALS: 6404 Holmes Blvd., 1BR/
1BA duplex, $900/month; 205 Haverkos, 1BR/
1BA duplex, no pet, $750/month; 2104 Avenue B,
1BR/1BA duplex, furnished, no pet, $700/month
or unfurnished $650/month; Perico Bay Club,
2BR/2BA villa, garage, $1,100/month; Bay Hol-
low, 2BR/2BA, furnished or unfurnished, boat
dock, pet OK, $1,500/month; Perico Island, 2BR/
2BA condo, first-floor, pond view, pet OK, carport,
includes water/pest/cable TV, $1000/month.
SunCoast Real Estate, 779-0202,
www.suncoastinc.com.

WATERFRONT DUPLEX 3BR/2BA on
Intracoastal. Dock, davits, steps to beach, pet
yard, washer/dryer, storage shed. Annual
$1,100/month. (727) 784-3679.

ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH, fully furnished,
1BR/1BA, off-street parking, close to every-
thing. Deposit, references required. $650/
month. Call 778-4044.

WEEKLY/MONTHLY RENTALS: Condos and
houses from $500/week to $1,500/month, many
Gulffront. SunCoast Real Estate, (800) 732-6434,
www.suncoastinc.com.

HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL 2BR/2BA, close to
beach, 1,100 sf, den, laundry, porch. $950/
month. Call (585) 473-9361.

ANNUAL RENTAL: Morningside condo, 2BR end
unit, located near pool. $750/month, plus electric
and phone. Marina Pointe Realty Co., 779-0732 or
(866) 779-0732.

FURNISHED UPDATED 1BR/1BA, nonsmok-
ing, no pets. First, last, security. $600/month.
Clean, mature individual. 778-6511.

ANNUAL RENTAL: Holmes Beach 2BR/2BA el-
evated duplex, pool, close to beach, no pets. $950/
month. Marina Pointe Realty Co., 779-0732 or
(866) 779-0732.

1BR APARTMENT UNFURNISHED, utilities in-
cluded, $700/month. Sandpiper Mobile Resort,
Bradenton Beach, age 55-plus community. Call
778-1140.

1BR/1BA on Gulf Drive, $675/month, plus wa-
ter and electric. Call (813) 892-4768 or (813)
659-0370.

VACATION RENTAL: North end 3BR/BA, very
close to Gulf, recently remodeled, sleeps six. Call
for rates. Marina Pointe Realty Co., 779-0732 or
(866) 779-0732.


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1BR/1BA or 2BR/1BA with pool. Walk to beach, Glimpse of
shopping and restaurants. 778-3875. Web site Bridge. Walk
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HARBOUR LANDINGS: Lot and dock. Beautiful 4BR/2BA witl
12,100 sq.ft. homesite offered by owner/Realtor. Like-new ins
Gated community in Cortez. $265,000 includes look, make oi
dock for boat up to 35-feet Longview Realty, tate Mart, 75
383-6112, or George Noble, 685-3372. VILLAGE GR

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al. Great curb ramp. 4BR/2BA, caged pool, fenced yard.
ited on a quiet Northwest Bradenton. $279,000. 794-5046.
ayfront Park.
affront Park. OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, 2-4 pm: 1119 59th
hine Skyway St., Northwest Bradenton. 4BR/3BA, waterfront.
ping. Boat ac-
Bt $946,000. (941) 927-2392.
00. 920-4539.

2BR (POSSIBLE 3)/2BA quaint, quiet Holmes
f course view. Beach cottage. 500 feet from beach. Perfect
:reened lanai. rental. Fully furnished. Old Florida. $395,000.
odeled! Call, (941) 920-4539 or 778-4560.
sive Real Es-
ST. PETERSBURG BEACH Investment opportu-
t family home. nity. Remodeled triplex, two furnished efficiencies,
*d yard, beau- remodeled 1BR/1BA apartment, laundry on pre-
3. Call Helen mises. $350,000. 200 73rd Ave. Call 518-5364.
9-0202. MARINA FOR SALE to be offered mid-July.

se. Two fully One bridge to bay. 3.7-plus acres. GC/PW/Res.-
es. Lush land- 9. 383-6389. Horizon Realty.
Dr kitchen din- EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All real es-
r, 778-4441. tate advertising herein is subject to the Fair

for sale on Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise
waters, water any preference, limitation or discrimination
wn a piece of based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap,
it for weekend familial status or national origin, or intention to
$149,000 with make any such preference, limitation or dis-
) crimination Familial status includes children
under age of 18 living with parents or legal cus-
m: Perico Is- todians, pregnant women and people securing
.400 sf, large custody of children under 18. This newspaper
SCompletely will not knowingly accept any advertising for real
place, lovely estate Wllii iso in vionltinn nf the law. Our read-
59,000. Asso- ers are hereby informed that all dwellings adver-
lubhouse. An tised in this newspaper are available on an
ra Parkman, equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimi-
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Family Friendly GullTront Luxury
2-Bedroom Condominitums 2 & 3-Bedroom Condominiumlls
One-Week Minimum
Call For Rates and Availability
866-661-6622 or 778-8000















FISHERMAN'S PLAZA All units triple net with UPDATED UNIT Unit is re
the exception of Post Office. Can build ap- tile throughout, new applia
proximately 11,000 sq. ft. addition. Major traf- micro, washer/dryer) and (
fic count from Island and north end of throughout. Direct Gulffron
Longboat. Long and good leases. Laundry elevator, covered parking a
mat expires end of year. $1,500,000. Quentin Nice beach area and cone
Talbert, 778-4800 or 704-9680. Agent has owner interest
Vande Vrede, 778-4800 or







FLAMINGO CAY Immaculate 2BR/2BA STATELY ISLAND HOM
single-story condo, updated and on deep- canal. New in 2000. 5BF
water canal. Open floor plan and block patio coral fireplace, 3,700 s,
unique to this unit. Rare find in this highly Three stories of living
sought after area only minutes from the Quentin Talbert, 704-968
Island. $259,900. Mary Fallon, 720-3400.


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


NEW LISTING AT NORTH END
Great opportunity to own a 2BR/
2BA house in the heart of the north
.' end of Anna Maria, just steps to the
*. ', bay and a few blocks from the Gulf.
-i'iS tLarge lot with room for pool located
S close to restaurants, trolley, shops
S'. and fishing piers. Priced to sell at
-i y -' $457,500. Call Susan Hatch, Real-
tor, 778-7616 eves.






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ecorated with new TERRA CEIA BAY CLUB 2-3BR/2BA unit,
ces (range, fridge, fifth floor overlooking the entire Terra Ceia
mpletely repainted Bay and Skyway all the way to Anna Maria.
views, heated pool, Secure complex with clubhouse, elevator,
d extra storage bin. exercise room, golf course and heated club
owns beach front, pool. $279,000. Quentin Talbert, 778-4800 or
$398,000. David 704-9680.
'25-4800.


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on sailboat water GULF AND BAYVIEWS THIS UNIT HAS IT
5,5BA, large pool, ALL! 2BR/2BA with two balconies and views of
f1., 3 A/C zones. lie bay and Gulf. Turnkey furnished. Totally
area. $995,000. updated and cleaner than new. Enjoy the
healed pool and private boat dock. Gieat
mental income. $379,000. Call Denny Rauschl,
725-3934 or 778-4800.


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BEAUTIFUL BAY PALMS 3BR/2.5BA canalfront
home recently updated to include a coral-appointed
remote-controlled gas fireplace, new windows,
pavers, boat hoist and more. Enjoy luxury living in
this ranch-style home with more than 2,650 sf of
living area. $725,000.


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Realty Co.

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

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ronwith dock and 1424 s.ft.of living area, 2,654 .ft.unrage $449,000. MLS 103920.

built in 1997 by Quality Builders on a 75-by-10-ft. lot, for sale fof Me da Bod
7,000,fly n gorgeously furnished to the nines, ry r e s ee. 000..........:... $575,000
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oug Dowling Realty -- RARELY AVAIBLE.............$495,000

Phone & Fax: (941) 778-1222 243 Willow Ave............... $849,000
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www dougdowllngBcom 1102 Riverside Dr......... $1,490,000
u .. Marianne corVrell a 530 Key Royale Dr....... n $749,900






a2908 Avenue E(4-plex).. $1,799,000
CORTEZ KITCHEN RESTAURANT As fun as Bridgeport #201 .............. $585,000
ANNA MARIA can be with wonderful food and oldtime atmosphere.appliances and paint. Relax
l on your spacious lanai. Property also








Scalf I D You just don't find open dining anymore, especially Martinique North #10....$595,000






t n!: with seating for 60+ and a boat dock Business only. j La Casa Costiera #11 .... $1,200,000
S un.oa f.. . y le A st s $,Bob Fttro 5400 Condos #32 ............ $580,000







516 56th St...................$599,000
ayhone! Go sx choo ls822 ceram icv







4BR/2BA great VILLAGomE GREEN ch cem 609 Concord LaneR aib G....... $559,000
ile, spl plan screened lanai, fenced yard, beautiful Waters Edge 109S........ $89,000
landscaping oo f pool, barr-ile oof, to-c 631 Foxworthe ......... $1,375,000
eMaran, Corel 623 Foxworthoyale Dr.......... $4689,000






BAY HOLLOW-RPRIVATE DOCK
WEST OF GULF DRIVE Location location 2500 N. Gulf Dr.E(4-ex).. $2,600,000
2BR/2BA, updated condo with deeded boat dock. Newer 3BR/2BA, very close to beach. Corian c
Ea-in kitchen, wood-burning fireplace, walk-in clos- countertops. Jacuzzi tub, alarm, central ac. sing as Bridge560por Gulf201 Dr............... $585769,000
ets,Jacuzzi b. Carport and heated pool. $359,900. car garage and storage room. $549,000. Bayou Condo 8A............. $254,900
ANNA MARIA CITY d. B s La Casa Costeria #5 ..... $1,740,000








ting. Vaulted ceiling, fireplace, ceramic tile, brick deck.
One block to bay and piers. Near beautiful beach. j
Owner is licensed real estate agent. $498,900. 360300 4t Ave2......$0
y le A m S. .3603 4th Ave. .............. $581,099,000









DoWN FIN ing R t 35104 75th St. S. (Duplex) .... $599,000

4BR/2BA Village green home,! o sc plan, screened
lanai, walled panic, s new carpet, f resh paint inside and eto eND c ub le ul Aln leto Avenue #1 ........ $899,000
out, shutters, new verticals. Owner is licensed real updated with tile floors throughout and 6909 Holmes Blvd....... $289,000







estate agent. $219,900. fuitu and completely tunkey 747 Jacaranda Rd. (Lot)... $389,000
WATERFRONT CONDO 727 Jacaranda Rd.......... $699,000
2BRI2BA plus den. Furnish ded openplan with re-dock. Newe 3BR/2BA, very close to beach. Coian$499,900
place. Oat-in sakitchenlboat wateood-burning replace, walk-i clos- countertops. Jacuzzi tub larm, central vaboat., singl- 50 Gulf Dr .... $79.,00








docsk. Hated pool, carport, short drive to beach. car 100 7th St So.(Bayo u Condo 8A........... $750,000
iANNA ARI 402 71st. It. ................. $474,000








KEY ROYALEKTH 411 Spring Ave............... $599,500
4BR/3BA canalfront home with dock and davitt s. GULFFRONT SIX UNITS pr p
Sb t b Directly on the Gulf. Great rentals. Remodeled 111 75th St............. $775,000







Direct access to Tampa Bay and Intracoastal Water- w ca t fo, s 10. 2 Gaiu.....450
white ceramic tile floors, swimming pool. a a b d on
way. Large master suite, charming airy family room Gladiolus .................. 49,000
opens onto caged pool and Jacuzzi. Barrel-tile roo. To Nlso The Terrace #6 ............... $425,000
S0 401 Clark. S. (Duplex) .... $549,000
4BR/1BA Village Gree home, spAl t 305 63d G rd Ste ................. $490,000
lanai, wallet plus, srnedeh, f2BBRR/2BAiA Watel Edge #109 .a B....... $899,000.e









investment! Watch the sunset as youlicene rent u td wth te l 6250 Holmes Blvd. #71 .......... $449,000
pointagent. $29,00.Just steps to beautiful beach. $749,000. COMMERCIAL Located acoss fom t beach on ck Pa
Gulf Drive in Bradenton Beach7 Almost 3000 sf,. (Lt ... 89,000
ANNUAL RENTALS zoned C-2 Completely upgraded block building with Business Only ............ $295,000








Sewer A/C electrical, plumbing three bathrooms,
place. On sailboat water with large deeded boat -t ........ 412 Bay Palms Dr ............ $499,9000









ck Heated p carports. Ral estat on Call for details. Business ad Real Estates ...$1,690,000
SEASONAL RENTALS 100+Guffront rental units with hun- 427 Pine Ave............... $695,000








Condos/Homes: $500 week / $1,000 month dreds more just steps from the beach. Business Opportunity .... $2,490,000
S&ohn Palmetto House B&B................ $1,490,000
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Dirty on te Gul.ETE GLLCreat rentals. Remod7 11 75th Str ...e....... $495,000

Island Shopping Cente, r 5402 Manmina Driveoom I 417869. ,
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e B h wwwod. 37, mikenormanrealty.com 3 3 o e i. 4..o............ra $5n,000
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2BR/1.5BA plus 1BR/1BA and 2BRe1sA. Great
investment! Watch the sunset as you collect rentat he h oa l 6250 Holmes Blvd. #71 ... $449,000
from these charming units. Easy to see, call for ap-
Gulf Drive in Br7adenton Beach. Almost 3,000 sf, ..ok../A.c$699,000
ANNUAL RENTALS zoned C-2. Completely upg41aded bloc building with Business Only ............... $295,000
newer A/C, electrical, plumbing, three bathrooms,poolcarp
12 parking spaces. Real estate only. Call for detals.sd lE ... $ 0,000
SEASONAL RENTALS 427 Pine Ave ................, $695,000

Condos/Hotes: $500 week / $1,000 month dreds more just steps from the beach. Business Opportunity..... $2,490,000
M ike ,ohn Palmetto House B&B ..... $1,490,000




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2217 GULF DR. N.

BRADENTON BEACH

(941) 778-2246

(800) 211-2323


LUXURY PRIVACY SECURITY A million dol-
lar view for an unbelievable price. A rare find.
Private Island. State of the art design. Every-
thing new. Owner/agent. Victor Rosenfeld,
778-2246. #103004. $329,000


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RIVERFRONT COMMUNITY Custom built new
home in small friendly waterfront community with
pool, tennis, clubhouse, fishing dock. Top qual-
ity construction by Divald USA Inc. with 25 year
of experience. Pre-construction. Becky Smith or
Elfi Starrett, 778-2246. #99266. $448,000


NW/W BRADENTON LOCATION This single
family home is minutes to Gulf, tennis, marina,
schools, parks, restaurants and shopping. A
must see. Lauiie Dellatorre, 778-2246.
11102396. $209,000






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DEEP SALTWATER CANAL Direct bay ac-
cess. Beautiful Coral Shores. Extra large cor-
ner lot with room to expand, add pool. 2BR/
2BA, Florida room. Freshly painted inside/out.
New roof. Come see. Sandy French, 761-
3100. #102012. $429,000


SNEAD ISLAND & DOCK! Just slip your yacht
into the canal and head for the bay. Spanish-
style home, 2BR/3BA, huge family 1oom, with
wet bar, garden courtyard and sciconed pool.
Nomi Barker, 722-2246, #100501. $695.000


DIRECTLY ON THE BAY Spectacular views
of the Intracoastal. Updated 3BR/3BA home.
Rare true point location with water on three
sides. Boat dock with lift. Must see. Peggy
Hengor or Mary Wickeisham, 383-5577.
#255157. $2,400,00


ANNA MARIA HIDEAWAY Delightful 3BR'
2BA on canal near the tip of the Island. Private
porch overlooks dock and charming double lot.
Enjoy that special island litestyle. Ann &
Berndt Wolpers. 761-3100. 100000.
$495,000


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JEWFISH KEY WATERFRONT Elevated cy-
press home with wrap-around decks on two
levels. 70 ft. dock, 4+ acres. Included vested
interest in mainland community property with
docking. Anne Milleo, 778-2246. #100997.
$1,950,000


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