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Skimming the news ... For the latest news about Island businesses, see page 18.


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Happy Fourth of July.


"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"


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Volume 12, No. 35 July 7, 2004 FREE


Island tourism explodes over July 4 weekend


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Most Islanders can probably tell from the number
of out-of-state license plates on Gulf Drive that the
summer tourist season is shaping up as one of the best
in recent years.
In fact, said Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce executive director Mary Ann Brockman, the
July 4 weekend was a sell-out for accommodation
properties on the Island. "We were swamped with
room requests," said Brockman. "Except for a few
single units here and there, everyone was booked



Candidates come

forth in Holmes

Beach; qualifying


next week
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Former Holmes Beach mayor and ex-city com-
missioner Pat Geyer has picked up an election packet
as a prelude to qualifying next week for the Novem-
ber elections for two commission seats and the office
of mayor in that city.
Also obtaining a qualifying packet from Holmes
Beach City Hall were former Manatee County Attor-
ney Chip Rice along with commission incumbents
Sandy Haas-Martens and Roger Lutz. Current mayor
Carol Whitmore also obtained a qualifying packet,
according to city hall staff.
The qualifying period runs from July 12-16, but
those obtaining packets did not have to indicate at
this time if they were running for a commission seat
or mayor.
While the candidate picture in Holmes Beach is
starting to clear, in Anna Maria, only incumbent
commissioner Linda Cramer has obtained a packet.
Commissioner Duke Miller and Mayor SueLynn in-
dicated last week they were still undecided on seek-
ing re-election. Two commission seats and the office
of mayor will be contested in Anna Maria this No-
vember.
The same lack of candidates holds true for
Bradenton Beach, where Commissioners Anna
O'Brien and Lisa Marie Phillips are up for re-elec-
tion. Only former City Commissioner Herb Dolan
has picked up a qualifying packet, according to city
hall staff.
The SOE office announced in early June that
qualifying for the November elections had been
moved from its usual September time slot to July to
accommodate the expected large number of ques-
tions and elections on the November ballot.
Candidates can always pick up a packet and
qualify for the ballot, then drop out at a later date,
said an SOE office spokesperson. "They would sim-
ply lose the fees they paid to qualify," the spokesper-
son said.
Packets are available at the respective city halls
or the SOE office at 305 15th St. W., in Bradenton.
Qualifying in Holmes Beach is done at city hall,
while Bradenton Beach and Anna Maria candidates
must qualify at the SOE office.


solid." Visitors who didn't book ahead may not have
been able to find a room, she noted.
And advance reservations for the remainder of July
seem to be ahead of last year's pace, Brockman said.
"I think we are going to have a great summer season,
probably the best in the past four years. I haven't heard
of any complaints from members that business is
slow."
Robb Ondo of the Bradenton Area Convention and
Visitors Bureau couldn't agree more.
"Everyone said June was a good month, but July is
shaping up as outstanding for visitors," Ondo said.


"We're having trouble now finding enough rooms for
a group of journalists from Germany who want to come
during July and write about the Island and the
Bradenton area."
While Ondo did not have occupancy figures for
June, May occupancy for all Bradenton area accommo-
dation properties was 63.9 percent compared with 59.1
percent for the same month last year.
"That is a very good May," said Ondo. May and
September are the traditional slow-down months for
PLEASE SEE TOURISM, NEXT PAGE


Packing a prize
Fred Sgrosso of Bradenton caught this Roseate Spoonbill drying its feathers along Sarasota Bay to become
the fifth weekly winner in The Islander's summer photo contest, "Top Notch. Weekly winners in the eight-
week contest receive a coveted "More Than a Mullet Wrapper" Islander T-shirt and $50 from the newspaper.
The photo will now go into a pool with other weekly winners eligible for the contest grand-prize package,
including $100 from The Islander and a variety of gift certificates. Entry info inside, page 8.


Anna Maria City miracle: the


incredible shrinking budget


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
At a time when Island city budgets have been sky-
rocketing in recent years, Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn
has proposed a budget for the 2004-05 fiscal year that
actually decreases spending from last year's budget.
The mayor's proposed $1.875 million budget for
the coming year was presented to city commissioners
July I at the initial budget workshop. The budget rep-
resents a decline of 10.8 percent in expenses from last
year's record $1.959 million budget.
If the spending decrease sounds too good to be
true, it could well be.
SueLynn said this is a "bare bones" budget that
keeps the current millage rate at 2.0 and includes only
minimal spending on capital improvements. The 2003-
04 budget had $332,000 in capital improvements, while
this budget allocates just $15 1,000 to such projects.


While ad valorem tax revenues increased by
$132,000 to $1.125 million, that was offset partially by
a 14.4 percent jump in the city's contract with the
Manatee County Sheriff's Office for police services.
The MCSO increased its price for public safety in
Anna Maria by $74,000, from $511,000 to $585,000,
making it the largest single budget item for the city, and
31.2 percent of the total city budget. The $585,000 fig-
ure represents a whopping 40 percent increase from the
$422,000 the MCSO charged the city just three years
ago.
What's worse, according to commissioners, is that
there is no room for negotiation with the MCSO on the
price.
"Well, I ain't going for that," said Commissioner
Dale Woodland.
PLEASE SEE BUDGET, PAGE 3






PAGE 2 K JULY 7, 2004 M THE ISLANDER


Happy
Island
Beach-
goers
enjoyed
Anna
Maria
Island this
past
weekend
as part of
the
booming
summer
tourist
season.
Islander
Photo:
Bonner
Joy


Tourism explodes on Island
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

visitor arrivals and any occupancy average above 60
percent is considered good.
"We have been marketing to families who want to
enjoy just the natural attractions and peace and quiet of
our area, and we've had an amazing response from
European visitors," he concluded.
Not to mention those from Georgia, Alabama, Ten-
nessee and the central parts of Florida, said Marge
Moran at the EconoLodge Surfside Resort and Club
Bamboo condominiums in Bradenton Beach.
"Business is terrific, absolutely excellent. We are
well ahead of last year at this time and the July 4 week-
end was a sellout. June was just tremendous and July
is looking very, very good for advance reservations,"
she said.
That's somewhat unusual because summer visitors
generally don't book far ahead of their vacation time,


she noted. "This year they are, and we are seeing a lot
of repeat visitors, particularly for Club Bamboo. The
word seems to be out," Moran added.
That's good news for Island restaurants and retail
shops.
Ed Chiles, owner of the Sandbar restaurant in Anna
Maria, the Beach House Restaurant in Bradenton
Beach and the Mar Vista on Longboat Key, said all
three restaurants did excellent business in June.
"There seems to be a new dynamic in that the sea-
son doesn't seem to have ended. All three restaurants
are just as busy as can be and reported double digit
increases in business from June of last year. Hopefully,
this will continue all summer," observed Chiles.
Damon Presswood of the Ooh La La! Bistro in
Holmes Beach agreed. "Business is definitely better
than last summer. It would be nice if it continues
through August," he said.
While the summer tourism business is good for
accommodation owners, retail shops and restaurants,
not all Islanders are pleased about the influx of visitors.


Water off for south
Bradenton Beach this week
Water is scheduled to be temporarily off
Wednesday and Thursday for south Bradenton
Beach residents while Manatee County utility
crews install new water lines.
"Water will be temporarily off for up to
one to two hours" from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 7-
8, according to Manatee County Utility Opera-
tions Department officials. Customers effected
are on Third through Eighth Streets South from
Gulf Drive to Anna Maria Sound.
Further information is available from the
contractor at 1-863-287-3033, or Manatee
County Utilities Operations at 795-8448.

Complaints surface regularly, particularly in Anna
Maria, about parking problems, litter, public urination
on the beaches and use of private, outdoor shower fa-
cilities by some members of the beach-going public.


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THE ISLANDER M JULY 7, 2004 0 PAGE 3


'No comment'


from public on


city manager


proposal

By Paul Roat
With no comment from the public, four referen-
dum matters appear destined to appear on the Aug. 31
ballot for voter consideration in Bradenton Beach.
The first of two public hearings on whether or not
the city should have a city manager form of govern-
ment among other questions brought no comment from
the public last week. The second hearing is scheduled
for July 15.
City commissioners reversed a previous decision
and agreed to add language in another charter amend-
ment that would cause the city's board of adjustment
to become a body that would recommend to the city
commission whether or not variances should be
granted. The board currently is independent from the
city commission.
"I don't have any problem with the board of adjust-
ment making recommendations to the city commis-
sion," Mayor John Chappie said, and other commis-
sioners agreed and unanimously approved the new lan-
guage.
The term "variance" was first placed in charter lan-
guage, then removed, and has now been reinstated.
The four charter amendments are:
"Should the city amend its charter to appoint a
qualified, professional city manager to serve as chief
executive officer responsible for directing and super-
vising all departments and city employees (except for
the chief of police, city auditor and city attorney who



Meetings*

Anna Maria City
July 7, 6:45 p.m., Environmental Education and En-
hancement Committee meeting.
July 7, 7 p.m., special planning and zoning board meet-
ing on Waterfront Restaurant.
July 8, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
July 9, 3 p.m., bridge repair bid opening.
July 12, 7 p.m., planning and zoning board special
meeting.
July 13, 6 p.m., ad-hoc comprehensive plan committee
meeting.
July 14,4 p.m., capital improvement advisory commit-
tee meeting.
July 15, 6 p.m., city commission budget work session.
Anna Maria City Hall, temporarily at Island Baptist
Church, 8605 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. City com-
mission and planning and zoning board meetings to be
held at Holmes Beach City Hall.
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
July 7, 4 p.m., city commission budget work session.
July 13, 1 p.m., scenic highway committee meeting.
July 13, 6 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting.
July 14, 6 p.m., Citizen Advisory Committee For Re-
view and Updating of the Comprehensive Plan and
Land Development Code For Bradenton Beach.
July 15, 1 p.m., city commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
July 7, 7 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting ten-
tatively scheduled.
July 8, 10 a.m., code enforcement board meeting.
July 13, 7 p.m., city commission meeting with work
session to immediately follow.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Of Interest
July 14, 11 a.m., Island Emergency Operations Center
meeting, Fire Station No. 1, 6001 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.


* .'.'


Hail to the Chief
Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay Romine, second from left, is congratulated by Temple Terrace Police Chief
Tony Velong as Romine takes over as head of the Florida State Police Chiefs Association during its annual
convention in Panama City Beach. Romine is the first Manateee County law enforcement officer to hold this
position. Also, left to right, Romine's wife Jayne, former Holmes Beach Mayor Pat Geyer (who appointed
Romine chief in 1994) and present Mayor Carol Whitmore. Islander Photo: Courtesy Gene Page


shall report directly to the city commission); preparing
proposed budgets; and for faithfully executing the
adopted budget, and the requirements of all laws, char-
ter provisions, ordinances and policy directions from
the city commission?"
The proposed charter change would have the city
manager, not the mayor, nominate, with ratification by
the commission, the hiring or firing of the city clerk,
city treasurer, city planner, department heads "and such
other boards, committees and panels as may be estab-
lished or provided for by law, ordinance or resolution
of the commission.
New in that section is the creation of a separate city
treasurer, a position currently included in the duties of
the city clerk's office. The new city treasurer would
probably be ranked in salary with other department
heads, in the $48,000-per-year category.
The second charter change reads:
"Should the city adopt a charter amendment pro-
viding that no structure, including parts, attachments or
appurtenances to any structure, shall be erected to a


Budget drop proposed
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Commission Chairperson John Quam pointed out,
however, that compared to other Island cities, Anna
Maria "is still getting a deal" for police services. He
said Bradenton Beach, with fewer people, is spending
about $750,000 this fiscal year for its police force,
while Holmes Beach is shelling out $1.53 million. "But
I still don't like the 14 percent increase," he added.
Woodland agreed, saying its disappointing that the
MCSO won't allow any negotiations in the contract.
"That just doesn't sit with me at all," he said.
Staff salary and benefit increases were also in-
cluded in the budget, as were projected expenses of
$80,000 for engineering services (up $30,000 from the
03-04 budget) and $60,000 for legal advice (an increase
of $15,000).
Commissioners agreed to look at engineering and
legal expenses at the July 15 budget workshop.
The mayor told commissioners that preparing this
budget was a "challenge to the staff to set priorities"
with the anticipated revenues and increase in expenses.
It's a question of what commissioners want, she sug-
gested.
"This budget is just a holding pattern. We may pay
with the quality of our lives if we don't improve the
city," she said.
SueLynn suggested the commission once again
consider a line of credit to finance capital improvement
projects and also examine extra revenue sources such
as a stormwater assessment fee as in Holmes Beach.


maximum overall height greater than 29 feet between
the Federal Emergency Management Agency base
flood elevation to the highest point on the roof struc-
ture or ridge, except for chimney, vents and elevator
shafts, which may not protrude above the roof more
than four feet?"
Charter amendment three asks:
"Should the city adopt a charter amendment requir-
ing a supra-majority vote of at least four out of five
members of the city commission to approve any com-
prehensive plan amendment (map or text), rezoning,
variance, special exception, or vacation of any city
right of way?"
The final ballot question would, if approved by
voters, ensure that city property remains as city prop-
erty. The question is, "Should the city adopt a charter
amendment prohibiting the city from selling or vacat-
ing any city right of way that provides direct or indi-
rect beach, bay or water access?"
The final public hearing on the ballot questions is
scheduled for 1 p.m. July 15 at city hall.


"Well, if this is the most revenue, then we may
have to reduce some line items," noted Quam.
Commissioner Linda Cramer suggested the com-
mission consider another legal firm because City At-
torney Jim Dye has noted that the current $115 hourly
rate he charges will increase to $145 an hour in the very
near future.
That's up to the commission, responded SueLynn,
but attorney fees throughout the area are going up, and
Dye's charges appear to still be "well below the going
rate."
The budget was "frustrating" to Woodland. "There
seems to be a lot less money for capital improvements."
Cramer asked the mayor and staff to use a millage
rate of 2.25 to project revenues and bring those figures
to the July 15 budget workshop for commissioners to
compare with the proposed budget.
Quam sounded the commission consensus when he
said commissioners have a "lot of homework" between
now and July 15.
According to city staff, the Manatee County Prop-
erty Appraiser's Office listed $573,760,971 in taxable
property values in Anna Maria. That figure, however,
could change when the Value Adjustment Board meets
to hear appeals of tax bills. Last year, the VAB dropped
Anna Maria's taxable property values $681,000 after
appeals. With a 2.0 millage rate, however, that trans-
lated into only $13,200 in less revenue for the city in
the 2003-04 budget.
The next budget workshop is July 15, while the
initial public hearing is scheduled for July 22, with the
second hearing on July 29.






PAGE 4 M JULY 7, 2004 0 THE ISLANDER



Parking woes for Bradenton Beach


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Since Anna Maria and Holmes Beach have their
fair share of parking problems, it's only fitting that
Bradenton Beach join the squabble.
An effort by the Bradenton Beach Scenic Highway
Committee Corridor Management Entity to improve
beach access streets and street ends with landscaping
and public parking led CME member Bill Shearon to
Manatee County Ecosystems Manager Charlie
Hunsicker.
Shearon said when he asked Hunsicker where the
city's designated parking spaces are located and how
many there are, he said Hunsicker replied this would
"open up a can of worms."
Indeed. The city had a certain number of parking
spaces designated for public parking to comply with
county, state and federal requirements for the 2002
beach renourishment project, but it now seems no one
is quite sure where those spaces are, or how many there
are supposed to be, Shearon said.
Some streets are supposed to have parking spaces
and have none, while some streets with no designated
public parking have spaces. The city can't designate
more parking spaces on beach access streets until it
knows what's already been designated, and it seems no
one knows that answer.
His efforts to find the parking designations and
numbers from Hunsicker and other county officials
ended with "everyone pointing the finger at someone
else. It's a real problem," he said.
Apparently, said Shearon, there were two parking
space counts available to the county before the previ-
ous beach renourishment project. One figure was used
for the 2002 beach renourishment while the other was
disregarded. But no one in county government is ex-
actly sure what either figure was, he pointed out.
"Hunsicker said it was a real can of worms,"'
Shearon repeated.
But the city should get started now in determining
how many public parking spaces it has, Shearon added,
not just for its own improvements but to meet the
county, state and federal requirements for beach
renourishment.
One of the criteria for funding of beach
renourishment is the number of public parking spaces
in a city. There must be a specific number and those
locations must be designated. Otherwise, said CME


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Scenic highway
Mike Sosadeeter, right, of the Manatee County Parks and Recreation Dept. and members of the Bradenton
Beach Scenic Highway Committee Corridor Management Entity discuss the CME's master landscape plan


for State Road 789. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
Chairperson Judy Giovanelli, the city may have to fund
some of the next beach renourishment project itself.
"We should address the issue now, well before the
next beach renourishment," she said. "I understand
planning is already under way" for another
renourishment project in five to six years.
Shearon agreed to get aerial maps of city streets
and attempt to find the location and number of the park-
ing spaces used by the county for the 2002 beach
renourishment grant application.
Mayor John Chappie suggested Shearon meet


again with Hunsicker and other county officials to as-
sist him in locating the spaces, then report back to the
CME.
In other business, members discussed several
changes and corrections to the master landscape plan
for State Road 789 that was prepared at no charge by
city resident Russell Moore of the RMPK Group of
Sarasota.
Many grants the CME applies for require a master
landscaping plan for the scenic highway corridor as
part of the grant.


Beach Olympics ROCK registration under way at Sandbar restaurant


There is still time to get a team into the Sandbar
Beach Olympics to benefit ROCK, Reaching Out to
Cancer Kids, Sunday, July 18.
Registration is $125 per six-person team, three


females and three males, with the competition limited
to the first 20 teams. Teams sign in at 11 a.m. and the
games begin at noon on the beach at the Sandbar res-
taurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria.


Events will include volleyball, Frisbee throw, keg
roll, tray race and waiter race. Entries may be mailed
to the restaurant at P.O. Box 1478, Anna Maria FL
34216. Additional details are available at 778-1696.


City slickers complain about what brought them to Florida


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The following column first appeared in the
June 6, 2003, edition of The Islander newspaper.
A number of Islanders have told me it was so
funny, they thought I should run it again. While I
appreciate the compliment that it was funny, the
story is really not a laughing matter. What hap-
pened to Clearwater Beach can and will happen
here unless Island cities take appropriate measures
in rewriting their respective land development
codes and comprehensive plans.
The column is reprinted in the hope that some
people will pay attention.

City slickers
Why does it always seem that city slickers
who move to Florida barrier islands love to com-
plain about, then change, the very things that
brought them here?
On Clearwater Beach, where I grew up,
northerners in the early 1960s bought up lots on
the undeveloped south end of the beach for water-
front homes amid the native palms and Australian


pines. They said they loved the "old Florida" look and
feel of the area.
They then complained to the city commission they
didn't like driving on the shell roads to get to their
luxury homes, so the commission obliged by paving
the roads.
The city slickers then complained they didn't like
the crushed shell public parking lot along the beach, so
the city commission paved that over.
The city slickers then complained they didn't like
having to drive all the way back to the mainland for
grocery shopping, and the city commission changed the
zoning to allow chain supermarkets, drug stores, retail
shops and T-shirt shacks.
The city slickers then complained they didn't have
enough water in the canals alongside their homes for
their luxury yachts and boats to get in and out, so the
commission obliged by dredging the canals at city ex-
pense.
The city slickers then complained about the nar-
row, two-lane bridge off the island, so the city commis-
sion obliged by getting a new, four-lane high-rise
bridge built.
The city slickers then complained that the pine
trees and native palm trees along the beach blocked


their view of the Gulf of Mexico at sunset, so
the commission obliged by cutting them all
down.
The city slickers then complained the com-
mercial fishing boats at the city marina were cre-
ating a foul smell, and the commission banned
commercial fishing from the marina.
The city slickers then complained they
couldn't build a new house or condo building
more than two stories high, and what was the
point of owning property if you couldn't develop
it for a profit? The city commission obliged by
allowing high-rise structures.
The city slickers then complained that too
many tourists were using the beach and there was
not enough parking for themselves or their own
visitors, so the commission obliged by creating
more public parking lots.
This attracted more and more visitors to
Clearwater Beach, resulting in more and more
complaints about too many tourists.
Eventually, the city slickers complained that
Clearwater Beach no longer had that old Florida
look and feel and, at last report, they had all
moved to Anna Maria Island.


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THE ISLANDER M JULY 7, 2004 M PAGE 5


Island student receives letter from Iraq


Island student Molly Wolfe recently received a
letter from an American soldier serving in Iraq.
In January, fourth- and fifth-graders at Anna Maria
Elementary School, including Wolfe, wrote personal
letters to soldiers serving in Afghanistan and Iraq to
include in care packages prepared by members of
Harvey Memorial Community Church for its
"Soldier's Heart" project.
Several Island students received letters from U.S.
Army Maj. Rick Ely, who was then serving in Afghani-
stan, but Wolfe's letter comes from Army Capt. Daniel
Smith of the First Battalion, 94th Field Artillery sta-
tioned in Baghdad.
Below is a copy of Smith's letter to Wolfe.

Dear Molly,
Greetings from Iraq! My name is Capt. Daniel
Smith. I am assigned to First Battalion, 94th Field Ar-
tillery.


1-94 FA is a rocket battalion normally stationed in
Baumholder, Germany. Like many units in the Army,
we have spent a very long year here in Baghdad, and
we are looking forward to going home.
Even though we are an artillery unit, our days are
spent patrolling the streets and neighborhoods of our
section to keep everyone safe.
Things are getting better in Iraq. You see the small
improvements every day. It will take some time
though. You'll have to tell everyone to be patient with
us just a little longer.
I sure hope you can read this letter, Molly. I'm
writing with one hand and holding my flashlight with
the other. I just wanted to thank you for taking the time
to write. Everyone likes to get a letter from back home.
I'm from Pensacola, by the way. So Florida is my
home, too. Thanks again.
Your friend,
Dan Smith


Molly Wolfe and her letter from Capt. Dan Smith.


Legal fees stretch city budgets on Island


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Two Island cities have already overspent on their
budgeted amounts for attorney fees and that's likely
going to end up costing Holmes Beach and Anna
Maria some big bucks before the 2004-05 budget
cycle begins Oct. 1, 2004.
In Holmes Beach, the city budgeted $121,000 for
professional fees in its 2003-04 budget, but as of June
21, had already spent $123,132. The city does, how-
ever, have an additional $35,000 earmarked as emer-
gency funds that can be used for attorney fees.
Anna Maria's position isn't much better, if at all.
The city placed $45,000 for legal fees in its 2003-04
budget, but as of May 31, had coughed up $45,653 on
lawyers and their opinions.
Holmes Beach has had to hire an independent
counsel to defend itself against several lawsuits be-
cause of the potential for a conflict of interest by the


law firm of Dye, Deitrich and Petruff, the city's legal
counsel, in the actions.
In addition, said Mayor Carol Whitmore, "We used
to have our city attorney at meetings just when we
needed one. Now, because everyone else is always
showing up with their attorney, our attorney is attend-
ing every meeting."
She also noted that the city has had to hire an attor-
ney to represent the code enforcement board during hear-
ings, something it never did before. The city also has to
pay for a lawyer from the Florida League of Cities to rep-
resent it in various lawsuits and legal actions.
But hope is on the horizon, or as a good lawyer
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Anna Maria Island

beach: Keep it clean
Some days you can't see the sand for the people
on the beach, and that's great. Some days you can't
see the sand for the trash on the beach, and that's
terrible.
After a holiday such as the Fourth of July we can
expect the junk that large crowds of people leave be-
hind, and cope with it. That's the OK part, for it means
we've hosted throngs of people and kept them happy
with one of the finest beaches on earth. We more or less
cheerfully pick up the litter and have it hauled away.
It's only there for a little while.
Some Turtle Watch volunteers were clearing away
the junk the morning after the Fourth. They love the
beach and they love the turtles that come ashore and dig
their nests, which litter discourages them from doing.
Other people were there, too, stuffing trash bags
with junk and nothing to gain for it except a lovely
clean beach. Where can you find fifier people?
There were some remarkable individual efforts
along the way. Ed Chiles, for example. He was out
bright and early Monday morning, working with the
rest for a clean beach. He paid for the great fireworks
for the public at his Beach House and Sandbar restau-
rants and then spent his Monday morning raking up
debris.
That's the holiday mess, and it's not only under-
standable but in some ways welcome, or it's the after-
math of having "good for business" crowds and people.
It's one day a year.
There are 364 more in the year and much too many
of them are messy on the beach, without with a holi-
day celebration to excuse it. It's not malicious but al-
most totally carelessness, the selfish not caring about
others' pleasures.
It shouldn't happen anywhere, particularly at a
place where people come because of its beauty. All it
takes is a little thought.
With a little thoughtfulness in mind, we all owe
some appreciation to all those who made the Fourth of
July celebrations on Anna Maria Island great Ed
Chiles and his hardworking staff, all the Anna Maria
Island Privateers, our local pyrotechnician Jim Taylor,
and all who participated in the biggest parade in years.
It was a "bangup weekend" and y'all made it hap-
pen.
Now, "shhhhhhhh."



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Many thanks
Thank you to everyone who helped find my son
Cassidy safe and unharmed on June 25. A special
thanks to the professional staff from the Manatee
County Sheriff's Office, Holmes Beach Police De-
partment, and the Manatee County lifeguard person-
nel.
In addition I would like to thank all the people
on the beach who helped in the search efforts, in-
cluding two wait staff from the Sandbar restaurant,
the two men who walked up to Bean's Point, the four
women walkers, and everyone else who searched,
offered words of encouragement and heartfelt
prayers.
Special thanks to the wonderful people at the
Sandbar restaurant for all your concern and assis-
tance. It is reassuring to know that there are such
loving and caring people in this community. My
family is my world and I do not know what I would
of done without everyone's help.
Becky Cosgrove, Bradenton


Save boaters' rights
This is an open letter to the boaters of Holmes
Beach. As a boater myself, I urge you to write to the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
immediately in response to the new manatee slow
zones proposed for the entire Anna Maria Sound.
The FWC has proposed a very strict manatee
zone with most of Anna Maria Sound being a 5-6-
mile-an-hour zone with the exception of a few chan-
nels marked be a maximum of 25 mph.
This will eliminate all recreational boating from
our waters. This will also eliminate fishermen from
leaving one fishing spot to go to another at any rate
of speed.
Having lived on the bay front my entire life in
Holmes Beach, I can attest that the manatee popula-
tion is growing. It hasn't been until the last 10-15


years that we are seeing manatees more frequently.
I feel the steps the FWC has made toward the
protection of the manatees and other species war-
rants praise and support. My concern, however, is to
what extent are we going to start taking our rights
away in the protection of a species that is growing
in numbers.
All waters should have manatee slow zones in
the most vital areas. To take away the rights of an
entire city is wrong.
I grew up enjoying the pleasures of boating and
water skiing with my family. Now as a parent, this
is a great way to enjoy time with my kids. We want
our kids to enjoy outdoor recreation. This keeps
them from getting bored and into trouble. It is also
a great way to teach them about our wildlife.
Please write FWC today. I attended their meet-
ing a couple of weeks ago and they are looking for
your input. They said nothing is set in stone but they
need to hear from the community.
Write Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission, Bureau of Protected Species Manage-
ment, 620 S. Meridian St. (DOW-BPS), Tallahassee
FL 32399-1600. They will be making their decision
soon and would like your input within the next
couple of weeks.
Judy Titsworth, Holmes Beach

Sad day
It is a sad commentary that our Island's Fourth of
July parade was held on the Lord's day during the
hours of church services and bible studies.
Monday was the day set aside by our government
to celebrate our treasured independence. On Monday
postal service was stopped, banks were closed, trash
collection was withheld, businesses were closed, etc.
The parade should have been held on Monday.
God must be honored if we are to continue as a
great nation.
Marjorie Higgins, Anna Maria





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Plea to save
Perico Island from development
I can attest that solving the erosion problems that
existed on Anna Maria Island was not to encourage
development and density but to bring back the
beachfront into a natural resource state. I bring this
up because Realtors and others advertise the proxim-
ity of their parcels to the beach. The Island cities
have done a great job sticking to the height require-
ments for decades.
The city of Bradenton is making a drastic mis-
take approving the Arvida/Perico project. The tall
buildings at this location will send a bad message to
encourage high-rise construction on whatever
bayfront parcels are left. What about the Robinson
parcels on Manatee Avenue adjacent to Perico will
that become more cement towers above the land-
scape?
An argument brought up at the June 9 Bradenton
City Council meeting by a proponent of the devel-
opment, that Bradenton Beach is doing the same
thing that Bradenton is, simply doesn't work. There
are two public beaches, Leffis Key, numerous beach
accesses and a fishing pier that are assets for the
county.
The city has lowered its density on condos and
motel rooms at least twice for past 26 years. The city
also has been going through difficult times because
its reserves were very low due to a horrific lawsuit
in the '80s and needed growth to help out.
However, in the last November election, 53 per-
cent of the voters said to do away with R3 zoning in
perpetuity. The seven-member ad hoc committee is
dedicated to do important changes to the comp plan
and charter.
Manatee County is like a time bomb waiting to
happen. The 13 buildings on the Perico site are the
bomb.


If it were not for the many, many persons past
and present who have sacrificed themselves to pre-
serve a low-key way of life, Manatee County would
not be the jewel that it is today.
I was surprised to read the Bradenton Herald's
position "Give It Up" editorial and the East Mana-
tee Herald "There is no substantive reason to deny
the project's approval, similarly scaled buildings are
going up downtown Bradenton and Palmetto Rivera
Dunes. Why should Perico be difference?"
There are a lot of differences:
The Gulf of Mexico flows into Anna Maria
Sound and could cause a storm surge that fronts
Perico Isle and prone to erosion of the mangroves.
Manatee Avenue can not be four-laned where
the road goes into the proposed gated community.
Bradenton and Palmetto are downtown loca-
tions; tall structures belong downtown.
The downtown are closer to 1-75 for better
evacuations.
It is very strange that in the past the Herald con-
stantly reminded us:
The No Name Storm in June 1974 (June was not
included in the hurricane season in those years).
Many lessons to learn after Storm Andrew, Sep-
tember 1992.
Another bullet dodged and more lessons to learn
March 1993, the Storm of the Century (not even in
the hurricane season).
And who can forget Hurricane Elena in Septem-
ber 1985, did $10 million damage to Anna Maria
Island alone and was declared a disaster area).
Storms Juan and Kate followed afterward.
The [Herald] editor in the June 25, 2004, issue
stated seven minutes, that's how much the Perico
project would add to the evacuation of the Island.
They need to be reminded about past editorials such
as "Storms Ahead" August 1995. It was a very de-
tailed account of storms after Allison, Erin, Felix,


Gabrielle, etc., and listed the millions in damages;
that we need to keep in mind hours before storms hit
that sometimes there is no mandatory order and of-
ficials can be wrong.
The focus of the article was that weather fore-
casts are mixed. They provide vital information but
also create a false sense of security because they
give the impression that people are in control of the
storm. More often than not it's the other way around.
Storms don't always follow predictions.
What is the real problem that suddenly hurricane
evacuation is no longer a problem in the eyes of the
Herald?
The experts (builders and Realtors) keep saying
it's an upscale development. The upscale people
visit Anna Maria Island (a no-high-rise community)
and say, "Please don't change it."
Let's keep the Manatee jewel polished. To quote
County Commissioner Joe McClash: "Manatee
County Should not be for sale."
Let's create a coalition of federal, state, local of-
ficials, developers, business owners and citizens to
Save Preston Poston Perico Preserve Park (a pos-
sible name for it).
The poll results from the Bradenton Herald
online: Do you agree with Bradenton City Council
decision to allow development on Perico?
There are two ways of looking at the percent-
ages. The [Herald] editor said, "Fully half of those
responding agree with the Perico project." It was 47
percent who said yes, 40 percent said it will impact
the area, 10 percent said growth should be stopped
and three percent said lower heights. That adds up to
53 percent who are saying no.
Finally the editor stated Commissioner McClash
has an obsession against high-rise buildings.
I ask you with all that I have written, it looks like
the Bradenton Herald who has the obsession.
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Fireworks confiscated but



no tickets this time


Law enforcement officers on Anna Maria Island
were kept busy during the July 4 weekend, confiscat-
ing illegal fireworks and educating the public about the
new ordinance in all three Island cities and throughout
Manatee County, and prohibiting the use of fireworks
without a permit.
Almost like trying to stop a battleship with a pea-
shooter.
Still, police in Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach
and Manatee County Sheriff's Office deputies in Anna
Maria did their best.
"We didn't issue any tickets, but we did confiscate
a quantity of fireworks," said Lt. Dale Stephenson of
the HBPD. "We simply tried to educate offenders about


Beach House Resort
The 10-unit Beach House Resort at 1000 Gulf
Drive in Bradenton Beach has been sold to prop-
erty developer Lyndsay Lewis of Cortez for $2.6
million.
Plans call for the units to be remodeled and
sold as condominiums. Nine of the condominiums
will sell in the $425,000 to $445,000 range while
the remaining larger unit of 1,900 square feet will
be listed for $1.295 million, said Barry Gould,
who represented Lewis in the purchase.
The property was converted to condominiums
in 1982, said Gould, and current plans call for re-
modeling to begin in July with a Dec. 15, 2004,
completion date. Nine of the 10 units are already
under contract.
The price range of the units should fit well


the new ordinance."
In Anna Maria, MCSO Deputy Gary Salsito said a
lot of fireworks were confiscated and people educated
about the new law, but no citations were issued. Offic-
ers also issued a number of parking and speeding tick-
ets during the weekend, he added.
West Manatee Fire and Rescue Capt. Ernie Cave
said that despite the thousands of people on the Island
for fireworks displays July 3 and 4, there were no re-
ports of injuries due to illegal use of fireworks.
Police, however, did estimate that thousands of
people showed up for fireworks both July 3 and 4, and
it was impossible to confiscate all the illegal fireworks
shot off each night by the public.


going condominium
with Island real estate values, he noted.
"As a resident and a real estate sales person
on Anna Maria Island, I believe it is important
that the Island retain an inventory of condos in the
$300,000 to $445,000 price range. There is a
place for $1 million-plus condos, but the integrity
of the Island demands an inventory at the price
range the Beach House Resort is offering," said
Gould.
While remodeling the property, Lewis still
plans to retain the structure and original form of
the resort.
Lewis and his wife Annette live in Harbor
Landings in Cortez.
For more information on the Beach House,
call Gould at 778-3314.


Huge fireworks remains
This Holmes Beach street-end, beach-end garbage
site was littered Monday morning, July 5, with the
remains of some large July 4 explosives, beer
containers and other debris, and the beach in front
of Gulf Place condominiums was dotted with tents
and umbrellas long before the beach crowd arrived
on the scene. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy


'Top Notch' photo contest enters week 5


If you've got a great snapshot, we've got a contest
you could win.
The Islander photo contest features a winner each
week on the cover of The Islander through July 28.
The grand prize winner, which is chosen from the
eight weekly winners, includes $100 from the newspa-
per, a gift certificate from Mr. Roberts Resortwear, and
other gift certificates.
Weekly winners receive $50 and a "More-than-a-
mullet-wrapper" T-shirt from the Islander.
The weekly deadline is noon Friday throughout the
contest with the next deadline July 9.
Judging begins by a selection of pictures that may
include abstract photos, still life pictures, landscapes
and scenics, candid unposed snapshots, action, holi-
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to Top Notch Contest Editor, The Islander, 5404 Ma-
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Top notch winner
Fred Forbes won the Top Notch photo contest
with this alligator in 2002.


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Patriotic turtles again nest on Fourth


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Female loggerhead turtles once again exercised
feminine perversity by coming ashore on the Island in
the face of flashing lights and booming noises to nest
over the Fourth of July.
Oblivious to warnings that lights are dangerous to
the species and that loud noises and people scare them
from the beach, three turtles made nests here Sunday
and two Monday.
"Maybe they like fireworks," Suzi Fox ventured.
"Maybe they're patriotic. Anyway, you can count on it
every Fourth of July, turtles nesting in the face of it all."
Fox is director of the Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch
and holds the state marine turtle preservation permit.
The past few days have seen two firsts in this area:
The first nest hatched on Longboat Key last week, and
the first "predation," a raccoon raiding a nest, occurred
on the north end of Anna Maria.
The raccoon dug up and ate at least one egg, Fox
said, and she borrowed a cage from Mote Marine Labo-
ratory to protect that nest from further raids by the
coon. The Island Turtle Watch doesn't keep cages of
its own, so rarely are they needed.
Jerris Foote of Mote, who tracks turtle nesting on
Sarasota beaches, said fire ants killed a few of the
hatchlings from the first-hatched nest, but the rest of the
babies made it into the Gulf of Mexico.
Nesting is still only about half a normal year's
throughout the state, Foote said. She attributes it to cool
seas later in the season than usual, plus degradation of
water quality everywhere. On Anna Maria, six nests in
the past week bring the total to 68, less than half of ex-
pectations, said Fox.
The good news is that the post-holiday cleanup of
the beach was "fabulous," Fox said. Turtle Watch vol-
unteers were joined by many people who just turned up
to help clear off the debris left by the thousands who
celebrated Independence Day on the beach, including
the fireworks Saturday night in Bradenton Beach and
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Cleaning up
Responsible property owners up and down the beaches on Anna Maria Island spent the Fifth of July cleaning
up. Here, Patty Hutchinson, visiting mom Patsy of Holmes Beach, drops off a damaged umbrella left on the
shore and assorted fireworks debris and drink containers at the Cabana Club entrance on 77th Street.
"People seem to relate to patriotism more, she said, and they apparently feel some "empowerment" in
blowing up fireworks. She noted lots of discarded, used fireworks were left on the beach and at this city
garbage pickup area. Islander Photos: Bonner Joy


* Fox distributed trash bags from her ATV in
Bradenton Beach and they were swiftly filled. In
Holmes Beach, where the ATV is forbidden on the



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Miss Sara's little dancers
Drawing rave reviews from the audience was the recital by Miss Sara's Dance Class at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center. From left are Sarah Wolfe, Kyla Nipper, Julia Ware, Madison Driscoll and Emma Terry.
Islander Photo: Sara Dynan


Miss Darlene's little dancers
Participants in a dance recital of Darlene Friedrich 's class at Riverfront Theatre, Bradenton, from left,
Chloe Keegan, Isabella Gomez, Tiffany Miles, Gabby Gallo, Brianna Connelly. Islander Photo: Courtesy
Laura Keegan


Young cafe nominated


for high honor


An Island neighbor, Woodson Brothers Sea-
food Grille Inc., was runner-up for Small Business
of the Year in the Manatee Chamber of Commerce
annual ratings.
In business for only a year and a half, the res-
taurant at 7423 Manatee Ave. in Bradenton was
barely nosed out for the singular honor by a firm
that has been in business for 53 years, Pittsburgh
Mattress Co.
"That's fine," said Bobbie Woodson. "There
are many people in business longer than us who
deserve recognition. We're just very flattered at
being a finalist."
He is one of four sons of ex-Florida Sen.
Marlene Woodson who are involved in the restau-
rant. So is the senator "She makes a lot of desserts
from scratch for the menu," said Bobbie Woodson.
Nominations are anonymous and judging is by
chamber officials based on how a business does its
business, what it gives back to the community and


similar considerations, said a chamber spokesper-
son.
Part of its give-back is in encouraging music
makers, said Woodson, part is promoting art, part
is hosting numerous events for good causes. Rais-
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killed in an airplane crash, for instance, or the
Eddie Mulock fund for children with terminal ill-
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The music includes bands for all ages, and it's
live Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. The
brothers insist on de-emphasizing the bar and cre-
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people can bring the kids any time."
The other brothers are Bert, who shares man-
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By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
The Rev. Tamara Wood has arrived from Ohio to
become interim pastor at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
in Holmes Beach.
She succeeds the Rev. David Webb, who began
filling the pulpit in January following the Rev. Danith
Kilts' move to Faith Lutheran in Jacksonville.
Ms. Wood said she is a "second career pastor,"
having taught school for 17 years before attending
seminary. That was Trinity Seminary in Columbus,
Ohio, and her last pastorate before coming here was a
nearly nine-year stint in Ohio.
She and her husband have three offspring: Chris,
a chef who is married and lives in Indiana; Jason, who
is single and is in business management in Michigan
after eight years in the Air Force; and Sherri, who lives
in Michigan with her husband and their two daughters.


County Democratic women
on Island Monday
The Democratic Women's Club of Manatee
County will meet at 10 a.m. Monday, July 12, at
the Cafe on the Beach, at the end of Manatee
Avenue in Holmes Beach.
Current activities will be discussed by the
members at the informal breakfast. Additional
details may be obtained by calling 778-3444.

Writers group to meet
at library Monday
The Gulf Coast Writers group will meet at 10:15
a.m. Monday, July 12, at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Those attending are to bring original essays or
poems to be read. Additional information is available
at 729-2399 and 792-5295.




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Ten years ago, the July 7, 1994, issue of
The Islander announced that:
The Manatee County Property Appraiser's Office
announced that the total value of all property on Anna
Maria Island as of June 1, 1994, was $808,842,722, a
mere 2.5 percent increase from the previous year. In
Anna Maria, the value .was $212.5 million, in
Bradenton Beach it was $137.7 million while Holmes
Beach reached $458.5 million.
In a 3-2 vote, the Anna Maria City Commission
rejected an alley vacation request by Sandbar restaurant
owner Ed Chiles that had been unanimously recom-
mended by the planning commission.
Outgoing Bradenton Beach Building Official Joe
Romano blasted Mayor Katie Pierola, the city's advi-
sory boards and civic association in a scathing letter
written to the city July 1, his last day on the job.
Romano had resigned in June, citing interference with
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The new pastor said she and her husband like to
travel back roads seeking out "spots of beauty where
he can take advantage of his interest in photography."
He also is a musician and was an organist and choir
director for nearly 30 years before their move south to
Anna Maria.
She said she enjoys reading, walking, biking, ge-
nealogy "and garage sales."
Her first service here was the Saturday worship
June 25, and Mr. Webb's last time in the Gloria Dei
pulpit was June 6. He noted that he had already retired
last December when "the bishop asked me to serve as
interim pastor on the Island until June." Now he has
retired again, to his East Bradenton home.
A search committee meanwhile continues to seek
a permanent pastor, a process expected to be a long
one.
Gloria Dei is at 6608 Marina Drive, phone 778-1813.


Creative Connections unit
organizing on Island
The Creative Business Connections networking
group will have an organization meeting for Anna
Maria Island business and professional people from
11:45 a.m.- 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 13, at Shells restau-
rant, 3200 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach.
Pat Baker of Bradenton, founding director of the
organization, said 13 chapters have been formed in
the area from Pinellas County south through
Sarasota since its inception three years ago.
"Members give referrals to each other at meet-
ings," she said, "with the goal of helping each other
make money." Membership usually is one person
per profession. Details may be obtained by calling
812-8616.


Power squadron schedules
3 safe boating classes
The Anna Maria Island Power Squadron will
have boating safety classes on three Monday eve-
nings in July at 1200 71st St. N.W., Bradenton.
Classes will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 12-19-26.
They will cover safety, state boating laws, weather,
rules of the road, boat handling and distress signals.
Classes are free and $25 covers book and materials.
Details are available at 714-0449.

Pelican Man volunteers'
orientation due Saturday
An orientation coffee hour is scheduled for vol-
unteers at the Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary at 10:30
a.m. Saturday, July 10, at the facility at 1708 Ken
Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota, on City Island off the
south ramp of the New Pass Bridge from Longboat
Key.
The organization is seeking volunteers for the
gift shop, welcome center, animal and baby bird
care, and as tour guides. Tina Baran is volunteer
coordinator, available at 388-4444.


Exercise classes continue
all summer at Center
With much of the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center devoted to summer camp, there is still
space for exercises there through the summer and
there's room for more participants, the Center said.
Muscles and More meets with fitness instructor
Sherry Fideler from 9-10 a.m. Tuesday. Intermedi-
ate Pilates with Laura Bennett is 6-7 p.m. Tuesday
and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday. Beginners' Pilates is
9-10 a.m. Thursday. Tai chi meets with Wayne
Crosby from 6-7 p.m. Thursday and 9:30-10:30
a.m. Saturday.
Cost of the classes is $4 for members, $5 for
nonmembers. Additional information is available at
778-1908.

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A romantic, fun trip to the Florida Keys


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Taking time off three years' work restoring their his-
toric Fogarty mansion, Evan Bordes gave his wife
Melinda, and himself, an anniversary trip to the Florida
Keys.
Their wedding anniversary falls in December when
there's too much going on for an elaborate observance, so
Bordes elected to celebrate on the 18th anniversary of their
first meeting.
"We swam with the sea lions and dolphins," said
Melinda, "and went jet skiing and had an anniversary din-
ner in a little place nearby. It was wonderful."
They're back in harness now, and what he does daily
and she helps with when she's not busy at her job with
Island Real Estate, is fairly wonderful in itself.
They are restoring the old Fogarty mansion along the
Manatee River in Bradenton. They have been at it for three
years, but quite a bit still remains to be done, she said.
It is one of the first major houses in Bradenton, built
in 1872 by a founder of the city. It was the Fogarty
family's plantation house, and looked out over the river
until a descendant sold off a parcel of land where a house
now cuts off part of the view.
A classic Colonial three stories tall, with 10-foot ceil-
ings and pine floors throughout, it is "a fabulous old
home" that will be even greater when they complete their
labor of love.
That labor follows one a bit earlier on the Island, when
they bought and restored a house built from the Sarasota
school of architecture, she said. They sold it three years
ago to buy the Fogarty house and move into it and live on
their main job.
There is plenty of room there for visits from two
daughters and grandchildren who live in Melinda's home-
town of Atlanta and Evan's relatives and friends from
New Orleans, near Metarie where he grew up.
The Manatee Historical Society has erected a marker
in the front yard of the historic house. It is at 320 29th St.,
near downtown Bradenton.
Talented and devoted though he is, Evan is not a jour-
neyman at everything they had plumbers do a profes-
sional job on the mansion while they were in the Keys.

Center will participate in SHARE
The Anna Maria Island Community Center will
again be a "host site" for the SHARE program to dis-
tribute food to the needy, the organization announced.
SHARE is Self-Help And Resource Exchange, and
it provides food at up to 50 percent saving, with the
basic $15 package including frozen meat, fresh produce
and grocery items.
Details are available at 778-1908.


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Joanne McNamee
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A member of the Carmelites Discalced
Secular, she was born in Chicago, Ill. She was
a graduate of Loyola University. She was a
teacher for 35 years. She was a volunteer at St.
Bernard Catholic Church, Mote Marine Labo-
ratory, SOLVE Pregnancy Center, Pet Therapy
and Salvation Army.
Memorial contributions may be made to
Carmelite Monastery, 59 Allendale Road,
Terra Haute IN 47802-4751.
She is survived by daughters Maribeth
Thomas, Sheila Petges, Maureen Johnson and
Eileen Miulli; sons Dennis, Philip, Terrence
and Gerard; brother Philip Mulvey; sister Mary
Alice Davis; and 16 grandchildren.

Lois W. Wantz
Lois W. Wantz, 88, of Holmes Beach,
died July 3.
Born in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, Mrs. Wantz
came to Holmes Beach from Novelty, Ohio, in
1971. She was a homemaker.
Memorial services will be in Chagrin
Falls. Memorial contributions may be made to
the Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan
Ave., Chicago IL 60601. Shannon Funeral
Home, Town Chapel, is in charge of arrange-
ments.
She is survived by sons Charles of Nov-
elty and Raymond of Montville, Ohio; daugh-
ters Kitty Rohler of Kingman, Ariz., Linda
Mathoslah of Brecksville, Ohio, Carol
Seashols of Williamsburg, Va., and Mary
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real macho feeling tooling around the Island.
Most of his acquaintances raised their eyebrows
and said, "What's that crazy old man doing riding a
motor bike? At least he's wearing a helmet."
And therein lies the story. Grumpy had never
been a supporter of compulsory helmet laws but he
promised his wife and family that he would wear a
helmet if they removed their objection to his riding
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Anna Maria ad hoc committee pushing forward


Anna Maria's ad hoc comprehensive plan review
committee met Tuesday, June 22, to check the sta-
tus of each member's progress on rewriting the
city's comprehensive plan.
Members volunteered to rewrite specific sec-
tions of the comp plan, then presented their work to
the entire committee for review.
Charles Canniff is writing the housing element,
while Doug Copeland was assigned to infrastructure.
Chuck Webb is writing the coastal and conservation
element, with Chuck White is doing double duty,
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The P&Z will then hold a public hearing on the
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All that ended on March 26 last year. A motor-
ist made a left turn into Grumpy's path on Gulf
Drive and not having the time to stop, Grumpy hit
the side of the car with his head plowing into the
car's door.
Back to the story, if Grumpy had not been wear-
ing a helmet someone else would be writing this tale.
Grumpy escaped with a concussion, a torn-up
leg and many cuts and bruises, a ride in an ambu-
lance and two stays in the hospital first for tests
and again for more tests and the treatment of an in-
fection.
The bike was sold!
The driver of the car was cited so Grumpy
doesn't blame himself but that has not entirely eased
the pain or the frustration of being confined to the
house four weeks, missing the great weather and all
his usual activities.
His wife Fran has shared the suffering, being
conscripted as nurse and performing all Grumpy's
normal duties; driving, dishwashing, shopping, car-
rying out garbage, plus making Grumpy obey the
doctor's orders.
Since that day Fran and Grumpy have both shud-
dered whenever they see motorcycles and scooters
and no helmets.
Both say to all those riding motorcycles and
scooters... please, please, please wear your helmet!

Grumpy is Island resident Russ Olson and is
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Little League teams bow out while Island juniors stay alive


By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Correspondent
The Island's two Little League All-Star teams
bowed out of the District 16 Little League All-Star
tournament Monday, June 28, when both lost to North
River American via shutouts.
The 9-10 team, which probably had a good chance
to win its game, got caught in the middle of some mis-
communication regarding a rain-out and failed to field
a full team. The result was a 6-0 forfeit victory for
North River American, which also failed to advance to
elimination play and can now concentrate on summer
vacation plans.
The 11-12 All-Star team, which managed to entice
nine players, lost its third game the old-fashioned way
- they earned it. North River American limited Anna
Maria to one hit a double by Cory Wash in its 10-
0 victory, which sent the second Island team home.
Wash's double was the only clean base hit for the
Island in three games and, coupled with his fourth-in-
ning walk against Venice National, Wash was the only
base runner the Island managed in three games.
To be fair, the Island teams went into this All-Star
tournament fully aware that they were short-handed on
experienced players, but they figured it would do the
Island kids good to see how intensely competitive the
other teams in the tourney were. Next year's 9-10 all-
star team will have a much better idea of what to ex-
pect when they take the field.
In other baseball news, after The Islander junior
league baseball team folded due to a lack of players
earlier in the season, three players Shane and Tan-
ner Pelkey and Pat Cole got picked up on a Mana-
tee National team and each of them made All-Stars.
Shane Pelkey ended up as the leading hitter in the
junior league with a batting average above .650, while
Tanner Pelkey and Pat Cole both had outstanding sea-
sons as well. Cole became the team's primary catcher
while also taking a regular turn on the mound and
Pelkey was a starter in right field and was a solid hit-
ter throughout the year.
Their Manatee National junior league All-Star


Anna Maria's Joey Hutchinson is a picture of
concentration as he slaps a single to right field
during 9-10 All-Star action at Braden River field in
East Bradenton. Islander Photos: Kevin Cassidy
team won two out of three pool-play games to finish in
second place and earn a spot in the elimination round.
Manatee National opened the tournament with a
21-1 thumping of North River National Monday, June
28, behind an offense that pounded out 16 hits, includ-
ing a pair of doubles by Shane Pelkey. Shane finished
the game 3-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBIs.
Both of his doubles looked to have "yard" written on
them, but they both bounced up against the fence to
deny Pelkey what would have been his first homer.
Other strong performances came from Cole, who


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Manatee National pitcher Evan Caputo limited
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three innings of work.
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while also throwing out two would-be base stealers
from his catcher position. Carlton Collins added a 3-
for-4 performance that included a two-run double and
three runs scored.
Southpaw pitcher Evan Caputo earned the pitching
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work. Collins followed with a hitless fourth to end the
game.
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Manatee National first baseman Shane Pelkey
throws to Nathan Mozeleski, who moved over to
cover first on a ground ball up the line.

Sports
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 14
Manatee National's second game was a nail-biter
for National fans as Al Barrett and Shane Pelkey's sev-
enth-inning runs rallied the West Manatee boys to a 9-
8 victory over Sarasota Central Little League. Barrett
walked to lead off the final inning and later scored on
a wild pitch, while Shane Pelkey reached on an error
and, after moving up to third, scored the winning run
on a balk.
Bobby Dixon and Tanner Pelkey both went 2-for-
4 with one run scored to lead Manatee National, which
also received a triple and two runs scored from Collins
and an RBI single and two runs scored from Shane
Pelkey.
Manatee National's last pool-play game came
against Braden River, their nemesis from last year,
having been knocked out of tourney play despite a gem
thrown by Zach Thomas.
This year's game got the heartbreak over real quick
as Braden River thumped Manatee National 10-0 be-

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Shane Pelkey couldn't catch up with this offering,
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a shot to the fence in left center for a stand-up
double.
hind a combined one-hit shutout by Michael Cass, Josh
Claesson and John Lingo. Cass limited Manatee Na-
tional to a single by Shane Pelkey, while striking out
three in three innings of work. Claesson and Lingo each
followed with a hitless inning of relief to close the
game out.
Elimination round action was set to start Monday,
July 5, with Manatee National taking on Pool 2 winner
Manatee East. Look for followup reports on their elimi-
nation games in next week's column.


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Independence Day, Privateers, scholars celebrated


Cannon fire and the Privateers were in the lead,
Shriners in the middle, a Hernando De Soto crewe
made chase, and Spiderman, clowns, mice, dogs, fla-
mingos and hula girls rode upon the myriad floats in the
Fourth of July annual Anna Maria Island Privateers
parade, tossing all manner of candy, beads, Frisbees,
hats and trinkets.
Scholarship recipients rode in convertibles and
were feted at a party following the parade at Cafe on
the Beach, where they received their college funding
awards from current Privateer President Greg
"Shiprek" Davidson, and incoming President Eric
"Axmon" Rushnell.
The newest baby Privateer made an appearance -
newborn Richard Clinton Maddox III, "Tres" for short,
and alternately, "Madpuppy," in keeping with Privateer
dad's "Maddog" moniker. Madpuppy was born to Rick
and Annette just days earlier on June 29, and as some
of the Privateers attested, had he and mom not made it
to the parade, the parade was bound to head to them at
the hospital. No need, however.
A grand time was had by all and all was aplenty.
There were more entries in the parade than most could
remember, and according to Privateer "Big John"
Swagger, there were more than the Centennial Parade
of 1993, which was their largest.
Parade participants showed up from all parts, all sorts
of businesses and all dressed up for the occasition. Some
20 participants were pre-registered, and no one could ac-
count for how many floats were actually in the parade,
because some registrants had several vehicles.
It was the first occasion in many years of Island
parades that the Shriners were present, this time in tiny
Model-T cars, spinning and spitting around in forma-
tion on occasional stops.
There were politicians and political wannabes, Is-
land city mayors and commissioners aplenty, a county


commissioner, a sheriff candidate, and even a state
Senate candidate, all waving from convertibles, look-
ing for converts.
And a grand time was had by all the parade view-
ers along the route, with bigger crowds everywhere
than Swagger could remember ever seeing for an Island
parade.
Few incidents marred the day, except for an errant
kid or two, and one particularly neglectful parent who,
while awaiting the parade, allowed what appeared to be
a 2-year-old boy to wander. The toddler headed into the


Cannons blast
off July 4
parade
Leading the parade
they organize
annually for the
Fourth of July with
cannons blazing
are the Anna Maria
-., Island Privateers.
S This year's parade
featured more
entries and floats
f than anyone could
Remember, al-
e n a though "Big John"
Swagger said he
Wt.hi thought the 1993
parade was previ-
ously the biggest.
Islander Photos:
Bonner Joy



path of a vehicle and was narrowly snatched from ca-
lamity by a bystander. Two more close calls with traf-
fic took place while the woman sat idly in her car, be-
fore hearing from angry adults and packing the boy and
a young girl off to what the crowd assumed to be an-
other viewing area and another near disaster.
Within moments, the parade arrived to distract
everyone's attention from the neglect of one abysmal
parent.
All in all, it was a safe, spirited, fun, festive,
"fantasmateer" event, thanks to the Privateers.


Newborn Richard "Madpuppy" Maddox, cradled by
mom Annette, is the newest addition to the Anna
Maria Island Privateers. Born June 29, baby's dad
Rick is known to the Privateers as "Maddog.


Welcome home soldier
Magee Sign Service of Palmetto owners Joan and
Dennis Byrne honored their nephew, Marine Tim
Hoiby, just back from Iraq, in the July 4 Privateer
parade.


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Holy Spiderman, er, woman
Spiderwoman made an appearance in the Privateer
July 4 in the convertible with representives of the
Playroom of Holmes Beach.


Look! Cars just my size!
Alexandra Howe and Joselin Presswood enjoyed the Shriners' mini-Model
T's, a new entry this year in the Privateer July 4 parade.


Privateers award $7,000 worth of scholarships
Receiving $1,000 scholars fiom Anna Maria Island Privateers Eric "Axmon" Rushnell
and Greg "Shiprek" Davidson at a celebration following the July 4 parade are, from left,
LeQuira McDaniel and Amber Becerra, and Nikki Donato and Deanna Stephenson, $500
scholarships each, Brian Stephenson, $1,000, Rushnell, Davidson and Nicole Witton,
recipient for the second year of the WII ; y Horton scholarship for $3,000.





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front of the Beach House Restaurant meet up with the sunset glow and the beach covered with onlookers.
From top left, crowds on the beach for the Beach House Extravaganza fireworks show and the Beach House
flag with fireworks overhead. Islander Photos: Jack Elka. Fireworks on the beach, also by Taylor-Made
Pyrotechnical Entertainment, at the Sandbar restaurant July 4, Anna Maria. Islander Photo: J.L. Robertson


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A very happy casa
Betsy Harvey, second from left, recently purchased
the Casa Sierra condominium complex on 36th
Street in Holmes Beach from longtime owners Jack
and Audrey Smith. Assisting in the transaction was
Re/Max Gulfstream agent Sharon Villars on the left.
Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

Casa Sierra. is serene
Holmes Beach resident Betsy Harvey has owned
property in the city the past 25 years, but always had
her eye out for a nice, family-oriented condominium
complex.
When Jack and Audrey Smith of the Casa Sierra
condominiums on 36th Street in Holmes Beach put the
property up for sale, Betsy became very interested and
contacted Re/Max Gulfstream agent Sharon Villars.
The complex was eventually sold for $1.64 mil-
lion, and Betsy plans "absolutely no changes. It's such
a wonderful place already, it will be kept exactly as it
is."
The Smiths, who owned the resort for 10 years,
said they now plan to retire and enjoy themselves.
"We think the Casa Sierra is in good hands with
Betsy," said the couple.
Villars will be the property manager for the condo-
miniums. For more information on Casa Sierra, call
778-0032.


Wine for the restless
Restless Natives art and boutique store in the Island
Shopping Center at 5314 Marina Drive in Holmes
Beach recently introduced its own label of California
wines. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy


Amelia has fine wine
Owner Amelia Talucci of the Restless Natives art
consignment shop in the Island Shopping Center at
5314 Marina Drive in Holmes Beach has a taste for
fine art and fine wine.
She recently introduced the Restless Natives label
of fine wines to her shop, and the smooth taste and re-


freshing bouguet of the chardonnary, merlot and
cabernet savignon promise a delight to the palate.
Bringing in the Restless Natives own label was
something Amy wanted to do to make the store "dif-
ferent and unique," she said. "The reaction has been
very positive. I've received a lot of compliments on the
wines."
Restless Natives is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Saturday. To learn more about Rest-
less Natives and its fine wines, call Amy at 779-2624.

No power shortage here
Dennis Bessette and Doug Gouwens of Accord
Electric in Bradenton have teamed up with Robert
Bermand of C.E. Services USA Inc. in Sarasota for
sales and installation of backup power generators and
systems.
C.E. Services sells standby generators with capac-
ity from 9kw to 500kw, while installation is handled by
Dennis and Doug of Accord Electric.
Bessette, who has lived in Bradenton for nearly 35
years, said a backup power system is particularly im-
portant during hurricane season for businesses, homes
and government offices on Florida barrier islands.
Bessette has been a master electrician since 1996
and he teaches electrical codes at Manatee Technical
Institute.
In addition to installation of geneators, Accord
provides a number of other electrical services.
To reach Accord call 747-1945. For information on
C.E. Services, call 524-0398.


Charged up
Robert Berman, left, of C.E. Services USA Inc., and
Dennis Bessette of Accord Electric have joined
forces for sales and installation of generators and
backup power systems in the Sarasota-Manatee area
and, in particular, Anna Maria Island. Islander
Photo: Rick Catlin


Island real estate transactions
3810 Sixth Ave., Holmes Beach, 3810 Village at
Holmes Beach, a 1,725 sfla / 2,647 sfur 3bed/2bath/
2car condo built in 2002, was sold 5/20/04, Village at
Holmes Beach to Wessels Warehouse Inc., for
$437,500; list $450,000.
520 Key Royale Dr., Holmes Beach, a 3,720 sfla /
4,600 sfur 5bed/5bath/2car/pool/canal home built in
1959 on a 100x108 lot, was sold 5/18/04, Menendez to
Elliott, for $1,335,000; list $1,570,000.
601 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, 205 Gulf
Watch, a 1,282 sfla/ 1,380 sfur 2bed/2bath condo built
in 1986, was sold 5/21/04, McMillan to Mitchell, for
$355,000.
806 Jacaranda, Anna Maria, a 1,285 sfla / 2,008
sfur 3bed/2bath/1 car home built in 1951 on a 50x90 lot,
was sold 5/18/04, Smith to Cibischino, for $460,000;
list $485,000.
104 First St. N., Bradenton Beach, a 900 sfla /
1,095 sfur home built in 1950 on a 50x106 lot and now
used as an office, was sold 5/28/04, Dolan to Alfonso
Properties, for $400,000.
107 Magnolia, Anna Maria, a 50x110 lot, sold 5/
26/04, Ruggles Ltd. to Horn, for $293,000 [sic].
118 Hammock, Anna Maria, a 912 sfla / 1,720 sfur
3bed/2bath/lcar canalfront home built in 1965 on a
75x108 lot, was sold 5/24/04, Crowther to Laade, for
$485,000; list $515,000.


1419 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 9 Bermuda Bay
Club 2, a 1,524 sfla / 2,622 sfur 3bed/2.5bath/2car
condo built in 1999, was sold 5/25/04, Frierdich to
Siegal, for $725,000; list $775,000.
207 Spruce, Anna Maria, a 1,968 sfla / 2,400 sfur
5bed/4bath duplex built in 1969 on a 50x100 lot, was
sold 5/26/04, Moambacque to Mayer, for $825,000.
Purchased 4/01 for $419,500.
2108 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach, a 1,100 sfla /
1,100 sfur 2bed/2bath home built in 1963 on a 50x100
lot, was sold 5/24/04, Hill to Elish, for $295,000; list
$298,700.
2906 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a 789 sfla / 1,208
sfur 2bed/lbath/lcar home built in 1952 on a 50x100
lot, was sold 5/28/04, Kaleta to Sheckler, for $314,600;
list $319,800.
303 62nd St., Holmes Beach, a 928 sfla / 1,237 sfur
half duplex built in 1983 on a 38x101 lot, was sold 5/
24/04, Jenkins to Shardell, for $377,000.
307 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, a 1,920 sfla / 2,420
sfur pool home built in 1977 on a 52x145 lot and con-
verted to a store, was sold 5/24/04, Hinsch to Oldham,
for $432,500.
402 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, a 1,953 sfla / 2,489
sfur 3bed/2bath/2car bayfront home originally built in
1952 on a 60x85 lot, was sold 5/24/04, Bowes to
Coughlin, for $1,250,000; list $1,500,000.
4255 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 217 Island Village
221, a 1,254 sfla / 1,482 sfur 2bed/2bath/lcar condo
built in 1981, was sold 5/28/04, Nolan to Marusak, for
$315,000; list $339,000.
5400 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 5407 Gulf Drive
Apts, a 858 sfla / 996 sfur 2bed/1.5bath condo built in
1964, was sold 5/24/04, Spaulding to Beaton, for
$287,500; list $310,000.
5619 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a 1,317 sfla / 2,075
sfur 2bed/1.5bath/lcar home built in 1960 on a 58x1 15
lot, was sold 5/25/04, Kaleta to Tencate, for $523,000;
list $537,000.
6400 Flotilla, Holmes Beach, 61 Westbay Point &
Moorings, a 1,114 sfla / 1,426 sfur 2bed/2bath condo
built in 1977, was sold 5/28/04, Hudson to Stecconi, for
$380,000.
6500 Flotilla, Holmes Beach, a 1,114 sfla / 1,426
sfur 2bed/2bath condo built in 1979, was sold 5/26/
04, McMillan to Hyband, for $346,000; list
$349,000.
74 N. Shore Dr., Anna Maria, a 1,056 sfla / 1,560
sfur home built in 1972 on a 58x1 10 lot, was sold 5/28/
04, Barnhart to Ward, for $475,000.
111 36th St., Holmes Beach, a multi-family (four
units) 3,534 sfla / 4,582 sfur 7bed/5bath complex built
in 1937 on a 114x100 lot, was sold 6/3/04,
Borstelmann to Sharff, for $990,000.
1469 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 20 Bermuda Bay
Club 3, a 1,524 sfla / 2,622 sfur condo built in 1999,
was sold 6/3/04, Mountainaire LLC to Bond, for
$495,000.
1603 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 6 Tradewinds, a
conversion complex of cottages to condos, was sold 6/
3/04, Teitelbaum Dev to Conie, for $295,000.
2202 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach, a 3,066 sfla /
4,410 sfur 7bed/4bath/3car home built in 1968 on a
75x100 lot, was sold 6/2/04, Barron to Sapienza, for
$535,000; list $535,000.
2516 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach, a 1,508 sfla /
1,623 sfur 4bed/2bath duplex built in 1981 on a 50x100
lot, was sold 6/3/04, Canasi to Ercoli, for $372,500; list
$385,500.
3210 Sixth Ave., Holmes Beach, a 2,240 sfla /
3,171 sfur duplex built in 1987 on a 50x100 lot, was
sold 6/2/04, Radick to Bayfield Supplies, for $560,000;
list $575,000.
3402 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 3 Gulf Beach Place
1, a 1,359 sfla / 1,394 sfur condo built in 1987, was sold
6/1/04, Throop to K6LR Properties, for $420,000.
3705 E. Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, a 1,121 sfla /
1,222 sfur 2bed/2bath condo built in 1980, was sold
6/4/04, Lumish to Kelly, for $275,000; list $279,000.
3803 E. Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 5A Sunbow Bay
1, a 1,320 sfla /1,949 sfur 3bed/3bath/lcar condo built
in 1977, was sold 6/4/04, Gropp to Galbally, for
$325,000; list $325,000.
Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate
broker, 778-1222, exclusively for The Islander.
Island real estate transactions may be viewed on the
Web at islander.org. Copyright 2004.





THE ISLANDER M JULY 7, 2004 M PAGE 19


Streetlife


Island police reports
Anna Maria City
June 28, information, 700 block Jacaranda. The
complainant said her husband had been violating con-
ditions of an injunction prohibiting contact with her.
Additional patrols of the neighborhood were imple-
mented.

Bradenton Beach
June 24, criminal mischief, 2513 Gulf Drive, Circle
K. The complainant said she and her companions had
been bothered by several male suspects at the beach
and that they had followed her to the store. Officers
were called when the woman noticed one of the men
approaching her car with a bat, then left the scene.
Officers noted a window and taillight had been
smashed. Officers observed the suspects in Holmes
Beach, the complainant identified the suspects and they
were charged.
June 25, property damage, 100 block Fifth Street
South. The complainant said his truck, boat and trailer
had been damaged while he was away during the past
week. After investigation, it was determined that work
crews on the street had toppled a tree, which hit a fence
and then the vehicles, resulting in the damages.
June 26, criminal mischief, 2500 block Avenue C.
The complainant said someone had cut one of the tires
on his truck.
June 27, aggravated assault, 116 Bridge St.,
Sports Lounge. After spending some time in the
lounge, three visitors left the establishment and were
"attacked by five or six guys, who jumped them and
punched all three in the face," according to the re-
port. The suspects then left the scene. One of the
victims described the suspects and, after investiga-
tion, it was determined that the stories by both vic-


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June 28, trespass, 4000 Gulf Drive, Cafe on the
Beach. The complainant said a man had been making
lewd and lascivious acts by the showers. When offic-
ers arrived, they talked to the man and he was issued a
trespass warning to leave the area.

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June 25, battery, 6500 Gulf Drive. Several guests
at a resort met and, when several of them started to
leave to visit friends elsewhere on the Island, an alter-
cation ensued between two of the men resulting in one
being arrested.
June 26, disturbance, Shells restaurant, 3400 East
Bay Drive. Officers responded to a call of a disturbance
of a man threatening employees and were told the sus-
pect had just left the scene in a vehicle. Officers fol-
lowed the man through the parking lot, stopped him,
and determined his license was suspended. The suspect
then attempted to flee on foot, and was restrained and
handcuffed. He was taken to jail.
June 28, suspended license, East Bay Drive and
Manatee Avenue. Officers noted a woman driving errati-
cally and stopped her. According to the report, she had a
suspended driver's license. She was also charged with
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June 29, vehicle theft, 5300 block Marina Drive.
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June 29, intoxicated, 65th Street at the beach. Po-
lice were called in response to a call of an intoxicated
person and found John L. Waring Jr., 39, of St. Peters-
burg, at the beach with a strong smell of alcohol on
him, according to the report. He was taken to his
mother's Islande home, where she refused to care for
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June 30, burglary, 100 block 33rd Street. The com-
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went to the beach. Later that evening, he realized that
his new digital camera was missing and noticed a small
hole next to the door lock of his rental car and called
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June 30, burglary, 100 block 33rd Street. Another
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7 to 8 a.m. Anna Maria City Pier Regulars meet-
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Maria. Information: 778-7062.
9 a.m. Horseshoe games at Anna Maria City
Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.

Thursday, July 8
9 to 10 a.m. Beginner Pilates with Laura
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407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-
1908. Fee applies.
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. AARP Driver Safety course at
the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 776-1158.
6 to 7 p.m. Tai Chi with Wayne Crosby at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Friday, July 9
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. AARP Driver Safety course at
the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 776-1158.
7 to 10 p.m. Skate night for teens at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
8 p.m. "The Split" opens at the Manatee Play-
ers/Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton.
Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.

Saturday, July 10
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.
9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Intermediate Pilates with
Laura Bennett at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information:
778-1908. Fee applies.
9 to 11 a.m. "Feeding Frenzy" family program at
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10:30 a.m. Volunteer orientation at the Pelican
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Sarasota. Information: 388-4444.
2 p.m. "The Split" at the Manatee Players/
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mation: 748-5875. Fee applies.
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2 p.m. "The Split" final show at the Manatee
Players/Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St.,
Bradenton. Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.

Monday, July 12
10 a.m. Democratic Women's Club of Manatee
meet at Cafe on the Beach, 4000 Manatee Ave., Mana-
tee Public Beach, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-
3444.
10:15 a.m. Gulf Coast Writers meet at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 778-3209.
6:30 to 8:30p.m. Safe boating class at the Anna
Maria Island Power Squadron, 1200 71st St. N.W.,
Bradenton. Information: 714-0449. Fee applies.

Tuesday, July 13
9 to 10 a.m. Muscles and more with Sherry
Fideler at the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-
1908. Fee applies.
11:45 to 1 p.m. Creative Business Connections
meeting at Shells restaurant, 3200 E. Bay Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 812-8616.
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. "Tropical Magic" children's program
presented by Christopher Oz at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Information: 778-6341.
6 to 7 p.m. Intermediate Pilates with Laura
Bennett at the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-
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8 p.m. "Merry Wives of Windsor" opens at the
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10:30 a.m. Friends Book Club at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 778-6341.

Ongoing:
Power Yoga for Kids with Cindy Phillips at the
Island Fitness Center, 5317 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach,
through July 8. Information: 778-5446. Fee applies.
Watercolor paintings by Pamela Bingham at the
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through July 17. Information: 778-6648.
"Merry Wives of Windsor" at the Island Players,
10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, through July 17. Infor-
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Contemporary art display by Pamela Seiber at
the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, through July 31. Information: 778-6341.
Whiffle Ball league play at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria,
through Aug. 6. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
Retrospective exhibit by Florida photographer
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St. W., Bradenton, through August. Information: 746-
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"Road Trip to Mars and Beyond" summer camp
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778-1908. Fee applies.
Student photography exhibit at the South Florida
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Information: 746-4131. Fee applies.
Roller hockey at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
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Bioluminescence night paddle at Emerson Point
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Sierra Club/Turtle Crawl Beach Walk on
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Beach Olympics at the Sandbar restaurant July
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Indoor Whiffle Ball tournament at the Anna Maria
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Islanders take, find hope in Honduras

By Rick Curd
Special to The Islander
Despite 38 years' practice holding my emotions in
check in the poker-faced world of big business, tears -
blurred the scene through the viewfinder of my cam- ..
era as I snapped a picture of my wife Nancy kissing the
newest member of our "family," Wilmer Alejandro. B
We met Wilmer and his mother in Honduras, one .
of the poorest countries in Central America, while we '
were there with World Vision, an international Chris-
tian humanitarian organization.
We went to Honduras with other volunteers to
work alongside Hondurans struggling to build homes
for themselves. Many families there live in one-room .
structures under dilapidated thatched roofs and on dirt
floors. The chimneyless wood stoves used for cooking
fill the tiny houses and the children's lungs with N
smoke and ash. The thatched roofs harbor blood-suck-
ing insects whose bite transmits a parasite that causes
the often-fatal Chagas disease.
The new, World Vision-sponsored houses are built
with adobe blocks the homeowner shapes from mud
dug at the building site. Tile roofs and cement floors are .
also improvements over the old dwellings.
We soon learned h6w dedicated the Hondurans are
to building their new homes on the remote
mountainsides. Much of the building material is
trucked in over barely passable roads and then the
Honduran men, women and children hand-carry it up
steep mountain trails. At 8,500 feet, my 63-year-old TWO Moms
lungs were soon gasping for breath just climbing to the Nancy Curd of Bradenton Beach kisses Wilmer Alejandro, whom she and husband Rick are sponsoring, as the
job site in the oxygen-depleted air. boy's mother Maria beams.
The Honduran men and women worked steadily all
day, carrying 45-pound adobe blocks and lifting them
in place, hoeing loose the packed dirt that is the raw
material for the mortar and finishing off the seams be-
tween the blocks. .
We labored enthusiastically alongside but wilted
under the hot sun and heavy loads. We were relieved
to see the end of the work day when we could slip and
slide back down the mountain and head for the hot 5 '-
showers and soft mattresses at the local hotel., i 1
While in Honduras we visited other World Vision
projects and at every turn met smiling, outgoing, ener-
getic people who seem determined to break out of pov-

World Vision provides financial support for poor '-
and underprivileged children through a sponsorship
program. We met Wilmer, were immediately charmed
by him, and "adopted" him through the WV sponsor- i
ship program. Other members of our team also agreed
to sponsor children.
Tears flowed as we met, hugged and held the beau-
tiful children and saw how hard their parents are work-
ing to use the minimal financial support to build a safe,
healthy, joyful environment for them.
For Nancy and me, the most difficult part of the
trip was seeing how much remains to be done to bring '
so many people from poverty and desperation to an
acceptable standard of living. But we saw how hard the American volunteer Dave Jussero sponsors this child.
Hondurans are willing to work to transform their envi-
ronment, how much they can do with minimal finan- '
cial assistance and how grateful they are for the help. -. ..
Perhaps our sponsorship of Wilmer will make a .* '".. i'
difference in his life. Some day we will go back to 2.". n*A
Honduras and give him another hug.. 4,

(Editor's note: The Curds have returned to "- .
Bradenton Beach from their working visit to Honduras. '
World Vision may be reached at P.O. Box 78481,\
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Tarpon tourney a bust; sand sales, too


This has to be one of the most embarrassing fish
tales ever told.
The 14th annual World's Richest Tarpon Tourna-
ment at Boca Grande last week saw the winning silver
king tip the scales at a less-than-whopping 23.4
pounds. In tarpon terms, that size is teeny tiny. For the
tourney, though, it was not only the biggest fish caught,
but also the only one in two days of hard fishing and
the event even went into overtime.
Kathleen Turner took the $91,000 prize for her
baby tarpon, which an enterprising reporter for one of
the newspapers that comes out every day worked out
to amount to a shade more than $3,888 per pound.
Turner, co-owner of a restaurant in Boca Grande,
hooked the fish while wearing a cap featuring Smarty
Jones, the horse that almost everyone hoped would win
the Triple Crown earlier this year. No coincidence that:
her next-door-neighbors on Boca are Pat and Roy
Chapman, owners of the horse.
Tourney organizers had scheduled the event later
in the annual tarpon run to boost business later in the
"shoulders" of the fishing season. It is hoped that next
year's event will rise a little higher on the body of the
tarpon season and will produce more of the 200-pound
fish for which the tournament is noted.

Sand for sale or not
An enterprising Sarasota resident has been market-
ing Siesta Key sand on the Internet, with some dire
results.
It's illegal, according to Sarasota County ordi-
nances.
The guy, a Nokomis photographer, decided to sell
the world-famous powdery white sand on eBay. Sales
started at $9.50 per pound, and the bidding was brisk
until Sarasota County officials found out about it and
halted the bidding.
"There's a whole world of sand collectors," the guy
told one of the newspapers that comes out every day.
"One guy had 2,000 kinds of sand. There's a sand
collector's society. I figured I'd put some nice Siesta
Key sand on there to expand the smorgasbord."
Siesta has been ranked in the top 10 beaches world-
wide by Dr. Steve Leatherman for many years, due in
large part to the fine, sugar-like sand found there.
And before anyone decides to start marketing the
sand off Bean Point, remember that Island laws also
prohibit the taking of anything from the beaches except
for a shell or two.

Statewide canoe, kayak trail forming
Here's what sounds like a fun project research-
ing the Florida Circumnavigation Saltwater Paddling
Trail.
The Florida Wildlife Federation is starting a three-
year project to chart the nearshore waters of the state
from Pensacola in the northwest Panhandle to Amelia
Island at the northeast coast of Florida. The result of the
assessment will be a series of charts printed on water-
proof paper for paddlers to use.
Funding comes from the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection and some of the state's wa-
ter management districts.
It seems the statewide circumnavigation trail was
designated by the Florida Legislature in 1989, but any
implementation of it languished due to lack of funding
until earlier this year. Now, with the popularity of
kayaking, interest has picked up and the mapping is
proceeding.
"The main benefit to the state is to enhance
Florida's reputation as a world-class recreational des-
ignation and highlight the state's management of its
coastal and aquatic managed areas and trails," accord-
ing to the Florida Fish and Wildlife News.


"It will also aid in economic development in a
manner consistent with the protection of the state's
resources by providing an eco-tourism resource that
will impact the whole coastal shoreline," the newspa-
per added. "No other state has a legislatively desig-
nated saltwater paddling trail."
Manatee County is in the forefront of the effort,
with its production of a pretty nifty little booklet called
"Paddle Manatee: A guide to area canoe and kayak
trails." It maps the county waters from Terra Ceia Bay
south to Sarasota Bay, offering insights as to what to
watch for in the way of birds and fish, tips about what
to bring and even suggested trails to follow for having
the best time.
And the trail guide is printed on waterproof paper
with stainless-steel staples to withstand dunking.
The Manatee County publication is available
through the county planning department. Give them a
call at 749-3070, ext. 6832, to get a copy.

Got fish?
Florida aquaculture producers reported 2003 sales
of $95.5 million in a survey conducted for the Florida
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
"Florida's aquaculturists are working to hold their
own in this dynamic marketplace," Florida Agriculture
Commissioner Charles H. Bronson said. "This is the
third-highest volume of sales since the survey was be-
gun in 1987."
According to the report, 30 aqua-farms sold $5.3
million worth of Florida-grown product to foreign
markets.
Florida aquaculture sales totaled $99.5 million in


2001. The largest volume of sales of aquaculture prod-
ucts was $102 million in 1997. In 2003, sales increased
for tropical fish, tilapia, catfish, live rock, and other
aquatics. Sales decreased for aquatic plants, clams and
oysters, alligators, shrimp, and other fish.
Not all is rosy, though. There were 140 fewer opera-
tions in 2003 than in 2001. In 2003, there were 544 opera-
tions using 6,450 acres, compared to 7,010 acres used by
684 operations in 2001. There were 80 active operations
in 2003 without sales, reflecting either new operations
which have not yet sold a product or operations in busi-
ness but which did not sell any product in 2003.
A large percentage of aquaculture operations in
Florida are small. Of the 544 operations in 2003, about
44 percent were less than three acres in size. These
represent many of the clam producers, who lease two
acres of water in the Gulf of Mexico or Indian River
Lagoon, as well as some of the small tropical fish
farms. Another 21 percent of the operations used be-
tween three and six acres of land and/or water. Only
about 3 percent of the operations used 50 acres or more.

Sandscript factoid
Here's an excerpt from the paddling guide that
seems especially poignant in light of recent events.
"On the southwest of Perico Island is an area
known locally as Spoonbill Bay. A small archipelago
of mangrove islands guards this small bay. Though you
may lose track of time and can easily spend several
hours just exploring this area, do not neglect seeing all
the beauty of Ferico Island. At the north end of Perico
Bayou there is also a group of small islands that are
surrounded by oyster beds and is a fantastic place to
fish.
"Marine mammals are also present along this route
and you may be lucky enough to encounter dolphin or
manatee at some points along this route. Dolphins are
often seen under the bridge over the Intracoastal Wa-
terway and north along Perico Island to Gilligan's Is-
land. Dolphins and manatees also frequent the south-
east area of Perico Island in the channels and canals of
Flamingo Cay. Whatever wonders you may see along
this trail, please leave it as you have found it; take only
photos and leave only a paddle wake."


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Tarpon season continues to produce good-sized fish


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Tarpon are still thick out in the Gulf of Mexico, in
Tampa Bay and running down south to Longboat Key.
Permit are also hitting well, and redfish action is start-
ing to pick up.
Capt. Thorn Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said his best fishing is producing catch-and-re-
lease snook, redfish, trout, all caught on either live or
artificial baits, plus Spanish mackerel and mangrove
snapper in the Gulf of Mexico.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said action there
includes lots of catch-and-release snook, mackerel and
snapper, with tarpon still rolling by the pier every day.
Cliff Alcorn at the Anna Maria City Pier said
mangrove snapper are the best bet at the pier right now,
thanks in part to the full moon. One lucky fisher caught
a 6-foot-plus bull shark one night last week, and other
anglers are catching oversized snook at night and yel-
lowtail jacks.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
there are lots of reports of catch-and-release snook
coming out of Terra Ceia Bay, some small sharks as
well, plus mangrove snapper from the Sunshine Sky-
way Bridge piers. He said he's hearing good reports of
mackerel being caught In front of Terra Ceia, and lots
of black drum from the Manatee River.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business out of
Catchers Marina in Holmes Beach said his charters
are still finding permit in the Gulf, but his best bet for
his charters right now are mackerel, catch-and-release
snook, snapper, trout and flounder.
At the Perico Island Bait and Tackle, Teresa
Baranowski said she's hearing good reports of redfish
and flounder coming out of the bays, plus grouper near
the Sunshine Skyway Bridge in Tampa Bay.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach out of Catchers said his highlights of
last week included redfish, trout, mackerel, snapper, a
few permit and catch-and-release snook.
Capt. Matt Denham out of Catchers said grouper
action remains steady and good, but he's finding he's
got to go a little farther out in the Gulf for the better
hookups, in about 150 feet of water, where he's also
catching amberjack to 30 pounds, snapper to 5 pounds,
and both mangrove and yellowtail snapper.
Capt. Sam Kimball on Legend charters out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said he's still getting
his charters onto a few kingfish, plus bonita to 12
pounds, permit to 25 pounds, as well as mangrove
snapper, banded rudderfish, a few keeper grouper and
some Spanish mackerel.
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Annie's said his nearshore fishing is producing gag
grouper and mangrove snapper, while backwater fish-
ing is featuring redfish, with some up to 30 inches, as
well as snapper and flounder.
Capt. Ray Markham on the Flat Back II said
he's finding "exceptional catches of snook, not only in
numbers, but size as well." He put Stan Zablocki of
Brooklyn, N.Y., onto what eventually amounted to
more than a dozen catch-and-release linesiders in Terra
Ceia Bay. He's also putting his charters onto lots of
redfish, lots of trout, and he's looking to start some
serious permit hunting.
On my boat Magic, we're reeling in lots of catch-


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Capt. Ray Markham with a 36-inch summer snook, caught aboard the Flat Back out of Terra Ceia on a DOA
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and-release snook to 32 inches, redfish to 27 inches,
mackerel to 26 inches, snapper to 17 inches, trout to 20
inches and plenty of small sharks.
Good luck and good fishing.
Capt. Mike Heistand is a 20-year-plus fishing
guide. Call him at 779-9607 to provide a fishing report.
Prints and digital images of your catch are also wel-


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come and may be dropped off at The Islander, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, or e-mailed to
news@islander.org. Please include identification for
persons in the picture along with information on the
catch and a name and phone number for more infor-
mation. Snapshots may be retrieved once they appear
in the paper.

Summer
swimmers
Graduates of the first
"Summertime
Swimmin'" class at
the Anna Maria
Island Community
Center are, from left,
back row, Ashley
Wine and Jazmin
Rivera; middle row,
Katie Rose Dell,
Stefan Coutoulakis
and Kobi Hunter;
front row, Dylan Fasy
S--and instructor Jerry
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Art of Noyes


- Island illustrator


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Almost as soon as the ink was dry on his college
diploma, illustrator Justin Noyes came to the Island to
launch his career.
Noyes has been visiting the Island for more than
eight years first with family then on his own during
spring break. By then he graduated from Savannah Col-
lege of Art and Design with a bachelor's degree in Fine
Art and Illustration, Anna Maria Island felt like home.
Noyes said most of his friends moved to New York
or Los Angeles to pursue work but he doesn't have the
same urge.
"I have no urge to live in a place like that where
you don't have an identity," Noyes said. "I've been
around water all my life and you can't beat it here -
except for the traffic."
It's no surprise that a lot of Noyes' artwork is based
on nautical themes. One of his current projects is de-
signing artwork for a surfboard, which he plans to en-
ter into a contest at a surfing festival.
Noyes' passion for art isn't limited to nautical de-
signs. He enjoys experimenting with a broad range of
media from black and white scratchboard, mixed me-
dia and acrylic and his designs would fit equally well
on a T-shirt, in a magazine or hung in a family room.
Noyes' interest in art began early. When most kids
were hanging out around town, Noyes was always
drawing. His first inspiration as a middle school student
was comic books.
In high school Noyes said he learned to appreciate
fine art and with the support of his teachers and fam-
ily Noyes earned a portfolio scholarship for college.
Noyes describes his work as surreal, whimsical and
somewhat exaggerated. He says he finds inspiration in
many forms but enjoys creating art that serves as a play
on words and offers a bit of irony.
He also likes to bring inanimate objects to life in

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his art by giving, for example, carrots and tomatoes a
pair of eyes. It's in this way Noyes brings common
ingredients to life in a cookbook he compiled and illus-
trated.
He hasn't found a publisher to mass market his
cookbook yet, but Noyes has already received orders
for handcrafted copies. Eventually he said he would
like to follow up with a second volume of recipes gath-
ered from Islanders.
As a recent graduate, Noyes' path is open to oppor-
tunity and he has set his sights on several of his own
goals. Noyes' ambition for cartooning may lead him to
work as a political cartoonist, but his love for the fine
arts is what carries him.
He said he prefers to keep his work to fine art, al-
though he knows how to work digitally. As an illustra-

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tor Noyes said he isn't stuck on one medium. "That's
what's cool," he said. "Illustrators look at each other's
work and try to figure out what was used to get differ-
ent effects."
Noyes is taking on freelance work while exploring
his career options. He said he is working on an art com-
mission, and has experience designing everything from
T-shirts to illustrating custom greeting cards.
Some of his artwork is available through his Web
site www.yessy.com/kingsleynoyes. He can be com-
missioned for work through the Web site, or contacted
at his studio at 778-2389.
"I'm driven. I'm never going to stop what I'm do-
ing," Noyes said. "I'm open to a broad range of views
and mediums. If it can be done I'm going to do it."


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every year. Will this trend continue?
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2BR/2BA plus den. Furnished open plan with fire-
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$329,900.
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4BR/2BA Village Green home, split plan, screened
lanai, walled patio, new carpet, fresh paint inside and
out, shutters, new verticals. Owner is licensed real
estate agent. $219,900.
KEY ROYALE
4BR/3BA canalfront home with dock and davits.
Direct access to Tampa Bay and Intracoastal Water-
way. Large master suite, charming airy family room
opens onto caged pool and Jacuzzi. Barrel-tile roof.
Turnkey furnished. $779,000.
FAMILY POOL HOME
4BR/2BA family home in northwest Bradenton.
Split-plan, fireplace, family room, caged pool and
lanai, new A/C, fence, two-car garage. $259,000.
ISLAND TRIPLEX
2BR/1.5BA plus 1BR/1BA and 2BR/1BA. Great
investment! Watch the sunset as you collect rent
from these charming units. Easy to see, call for ap-
pointment. Just steps to beautiful beach. $749,000.
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4BR/2BA great family home! Good schools, ceramic
tile, split plan, screened lanai, fenced yard, beautiful
landscaping, room for pool, barrel-tile roof, two-car
garage. $229,900.
BAY HOLLOW PRIVATE DOCK
2BR/2BA, updated condo with deeded boat dock.
Eat-in kitchen, wood-burning fireplace, walk-in clos-
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ANNUAL RENTALS
From $700 / month
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Condos/Homes: $500 week / $1,000 month

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Newer 3BR/2BA, very close to beach. Corian
countertops, Jacuzzi tub, alarm, central vac., single-
car garage and storage room. $549,000.


DUPLEX 5BR/5BA, two blocks to beach.
Very large. A must see. $429,000.


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Condos... All Gulffront High-Speed Elevators,
Security Gates, Burglar Alarms, Enclosed Garages,
Pool with Spa, High Ceilings. Minimum size 3BR/
2.5BA, up to 4,200 sf.






ACROSS FROM BEACH on Gulf Drive in
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QUEEN BEDROOM SET with side tables,
dresser, book shelves; desk with separate two-
drawer file; double mattress frame; single futon
chair/bed. 778-0150.

QUEEN MATTRESS and box spring with head-
board and frame, like new, $125. Dinette table, four
chairs on casters, $100. 778-2417.

MOVING SALE: Dresser $90; new brass clock $50;
breadmaker, juicer, etc. Call 778-0782.

CAMERAS: MINOLTA XE one with lens, $35; new
X370 in box, $100; Maxuum 7000, used twice,
case, four lenses, $300. 798-8342.

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

CEDAR CHEST: 90-plus years old. Good condition,
$125. 798-8342.

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

GIRL SCOUT COOKIES available at The Islander,
assorted varieties, $3.50 box. All proceeds paid to
local Girl Scout troop.

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


BOOKS FOR SALE! Come visit Tingley Memorial
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.

FREE GUN LOCK. Yes, free. Just for the asking.
Courtesy of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission. Free at The Islander newspaper
office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Don't be
sorry, be safe. Also free, a small supply of large,
colot saltwater fish species posters featuring the
snapper family. One per customer. (941) 778-7978.

CALLING ALL ARTISTS: Restless Natives gallery
looking for original artwork in all mediums for con-
signment. 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. Summer
clothing sale 50 percent off. 511 Pine Ave, Anna
Maria. 779-2733. Closed August.

THREE-STORY MOVING sale Saturday-Sunday,
July 10-11, 9am-5pm. Years of accumulated
goods. 7200 Palm Drive, Holmes Beach.

MOVING! GREAT STUFF sale, Saturday-Sunday,
July 10-11 from 9am-4pm. 123 Crescent Drive,
Anna Maria.

CRAZY LADIES garage sale! Saturday, July 10,
8am-? Great stuff at great prices. 302 72nd St,
Holmes Beach


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

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


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

WINDSURFER: Mistral LCS-XR. Includes board,
two sails, mast, boom. Excellent condition. $299 or
best offer. Call 727-1449.

MAKE SOME EASY cash! Would like to rent your
boat for inland-waterway fishing and cruising for
7-10 days, July 25 to Aug. 4. Call (630) 670-6730
to discuss.
BOAT EXERCISING/DETAILING Barefoot Estate
Management: Have your boat ready when you are.
Full preparation services for away owners and full
ready when you are. Full preparation services for
away owners and full readiness services for locals.
Stocking, linens, fueling, exercising, detail interior
and exterior cleaning. 761-3000.


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


OWN YOUR OWN boutique. Turnkey business,
negotiable lease. Established location on
Bradenton Beach. Call (941) 447-4299.


CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT seeking full-
time night caregiver position. References upon re-
quest. For inquires and additional information,
please call, (941) 345-7588.
HONEST, TRUSTWORTHY medical assistant will-
ing to care or help the elderly in their home. Refer-
ences available. Call evenings, 753-6568.


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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SPENCER'S SKIM SCHOOL for beginners and in-
termediates. Free skimboard use with lessons. $10
per half-hour lesson, three lessons recommended.
Local teen, team competitor. Call 778-0944.
PETSITTER, DOG WALKER, 12-year-old mother's
helper, odd jobs. Call Kendall, 779-9783 or 779-9803.
TUTORING: Junior high honor student tutors all
elementary. Hourly, daily or weekly in mathematics,
reading, writing and science. Call 778-2469 after
5pm for schedule and prices.
BABYSITTER WITH EXPERIENCE and CPR li-
cense, 13, friendly and responsible. 778-2469.


AFFORDABLE POOL HOME
$159,000 Caged pool, fenced
backyard, new A/C, carpet and tile -
and a west side location. IB103165
$379,000- ISLAND CONDO Spa-
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unit at 5400. Steps to beach and
pool. Kitchen with lots of goodies.
Washer/dryer. IB 101731


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Paradise Improvements 778-4173
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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.

SALES ASSOCIATES NEEDED, fast paced office
in prime location. No fees, great splits. Call Jesse
or Robin, 778-7244.

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.


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

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

COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your
computer misbehaving? Certified computer service
and private lessons. Special $30 per hour- free ad-
vice. 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. Interior
and exterior work. Free estimates. Call 750-8467 or
cell, 713-1208.

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.

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

DUMP TRAILER FOR rent for yard trash or con-
struction. Call 778-5551.

PIANO LESSONS with a teacher who makes a dif-
ference. Call Janet, 756-4951.

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

I CAN RUN errands for you! Do your shopping,
laundry, pet/house sitting or miscellaneous office/
computer work. I have excellent references. Rea-
sonable rates! Call 778-1072.

I DON'T CUT corners, I clean corners. Affordable,
dependable cleaning. Chamberlain Professional
Cleaning, 778-7770. References available.

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


SUMMER PILATES and Yoga: Classes held at
Anna Maria Art League. Pilates on Monday, 9-
10am; Yoga on Friday, 9-10:15am. Beginning to
intermediate level. $6 per class. Drop-ins welcome.
Call Preston Whaley Jr., certified Pilates instructor,
at 778-3996 for more information.

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

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

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

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 resi-
dent, references. For pricing call 713-5967.


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

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

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

CLOUD 9 LANDSCAPING: Quality lawn service,
landscape cleanup, plantings, pruning, tree instal-
lation, shell, more. Insured, references, free esti-
mates. 778-2335 or 284-1568.

BAREFOOT LAWNS & GARDENS: Providing the
total TLC for your landscape requirements. Lawns,
trees, shrubs and gardens. Design, installation 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, hauling,
cleanup. Island resident 25 years. Call 807-1015.

YARD SERVICE. Reasonable, fast. Trees and
hedges trimmed. One-time cut or monthly service
available. Call for free estimate. Bobby, 812-3884


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

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

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


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VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, inte-
rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. Dan or Bill, 795-5100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodel-
ing contractors. In-house plan designs. State li-
censed and insured. Many Island references. 778-
2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. 35-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at
778-1730.
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction.
Free estimates, no overtime charges. Now certify-
ing back flow at water meters. (FL#RF0038118)
778-3924 or 778-4461.
OVER THIRTY YEARS craftsman experience. In-
terior, exterior, doors, stairs, windows and trim.
Dan Michael, master carpenter. Call 778-6898 or
cell, 518-3316.

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

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

CUSTOM RENOVATION/RESTORATION expert.
All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. In-
sured. Member of Better Business Bureau. 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 resto-
ration. 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 trimming. 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.
HANDYMAN SERVICES Scott Fulton, owner, Is-
land resident. "Get the job done right." Free esti-
mate, many references. 713-1907 cell, 778-5427
home.

PAINTING/HOME REPAIR: CALL FOR free esti-
mate. Local resident, 25 years experience. One
room/entire house. Interior/exterior. Summer
prices. John, 778-3713.

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


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

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

VACATION & SEASONAL Private beach. Units are
complete. Rates seasonally adjusted. $425-$975/
week, $975-$2,975/month. (800) 977-0803 or 737-
1121. www.abeachview.com.

NORTH SHORE DRIVE beachfront. Four spacious
3BR/2BA homes with all conveniences. Now book-
ing for this season. Please call (813) 752-4235, or
view Web site: www.AhhSeaBreeze.com.

BEAUTIFUL TROPICAL HOUSE just converted to
a two-unit property. 2BR/1 BA, completely reno-
vated and furnished. New washer/dryer, micro-
wave. Three-minute walk to beach. Off season,
$500/week, $1,500/month. Season, $800/week,
$2,000/month. Call Ron, 795-2656.
VACATION RENTAL: 1 BR/1 BA duplex, three short
blocks to beach. Phone, premium cable TV, micro-
wave, washer/dryer, sleeps four. $1,800/month,
$550/week. Call 807-5627 or e-mail:
aalmengual @ msn.com.
BEACHFRONT: NORTH SHORE Drive, ground-
level all-view home. Bean Point area. $3,500/
month, $1,500/week. Call Tom, (559) 760-1331.
BAYFRONT ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/2BA, tennis,
pool, cable, water/sewer and trash included. Old
Florida Realty Co., 778-3377, or Sharon 778-3730.
BEACHSIDE: NORTH SHORE Drive on the beach
behind our house. Bean Point area. $2,500/month,
$900/week. Call Tom, (559) 760-1331.


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RECENTLY REFURBISHED and nicely furnished
1 BR/1 BA ground-floor duplex with cheerful decor.
Just three short blocks to the beach. Walking dis-
tance to shopping and restaurants in downtown
Holmes Beach. Includes phone, premium cable,
microwave, washer/dryer. Small pets OK. Available
now and accepting reservations for 2005. Winter
rates: $1,700/month, $550/week; summer rates:
$500/week. E-mail: aalmengual@msn.com or call
807-5626.

ANNA MARIA DUPLEX 218-B Palmetto Ave. 2BR/
2BA, furnished, washer/dryer, utilities, available 2005
season. $1,800/month. Call (813) 949-6891, Tampa.

VACATION RENTAL Seaside Gardens. Charming
3BR/2BA with all amenities. $2,000/month. Call Liz,
(305) 387-0135.

ANNA MARIA BAYSIDE cottage across the beach
from the city pier. 2BR/1 BA. Summertime rates,
weekly or monthly. Pet friendly. 778-0542.

ANNUAL BRADENTON BEACH 2BR/2BA, new
carpet. Carport and storage. One block from beach,
glimpse of Gulf. 625-2889 or 276-2011.

POOL HOME AVAILABLE for vacation let. Near
Holmes Beach, 3BR/2BA with all amenities. Please
contact, 753-8709, ext. 2.

ANNUAL DUPLEX RENTAL 2BR/2BA, Florida
room, carport, $950; 2BR/1BA, carport, $750/
month; 2BR/2BA, $750/month; 1BR/1BA, $650/
month. Dolores M. Baker Real Estate, 778-7500.

ANNA MARIA: 200 feet to Rod & Reel Pier, ground-
floor, 2BR/1BA, fully furnished, washer/dryer, all
amenities, utilities included. $400/week-$1,000/
month. Available through Nov. 30. Nonsmoking.
387-8610.

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

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.

ANNUAL RENTALS: 6404 Holmes Blvd., 1BR/1BA
duplex, $900/month; 205 Haverkos, 1BR/1BA du-
plex, no pet, $750/month; 2104 Avenue B, 1BR/
1BA duplex, furnished, no pet, $700/month or un-
furnished $650/month; Perico Bay Club, 2BR/2BA
villa, garage, $1,100/month; Bay Hollow, 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 Es-
tate, 779-0202, www.suncoastinc.com.
WATERFRONT DUPLEX 3BR/2BA on Intracoastal
in Bradenton Beach. Dock, davits, steps to beach,
pet yard, washer/dryer, storage shed. Annual
$1,100/month. (727) 784-3679.

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

ANNUAL 2BR/1 BA new apartment, close to beach.
$900/month, security deposit required, includes
utilities. Call 792-6029 or 545-6118.

ANNUAL KEY WEST-style custom 3BR/2.5BA, ce-
ramic floors, oak stairs, greatroom with fireplace,
French doors, 2,000 sf living area and large screened
deck. 794-9921 or 773-6581. $2,200/month.


ANNUAL: BRAND NEW Heron's Watch, 3BR/2BA,
two-car garage, ten minutes to beaches. $1,300/
month. T. Dolly Young Real Estate, 794-9921 or
773-6581.

ANNUAL 3BR/2BA: Very nice elevated home with
dock, washer/ dryer, two-car garage, fenced yard,
and more. Holmes Beach. Marina Pointe Realty
Company. 779-0732

HOLMES BEACH: 2BR/2.5BA. Unfurnished home
for rent at 501 67th St. 725-4488.

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

ANNUAL BRADENTON BEACH 2BR/2BA elevated
duplex, 18-by-12 ft. bonus room, fenced yard,
washer/dryer/dishwasher, central heat and air condi-
tioning, garage, one block to beach, new carpet/paint.
Nonsmoking, no pets, first, last, security. $900/month.
Also, 2BR/2BA, $775/month. 713-1390.

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

ANNUAL RENTALS: Walk to Gulf. We love your
pets! 2BR/1BA home $925/month. 3BR/2BA home
$1,000/month. Call Island Real Estate for great
move-in specials, 778-6066.

HOLMES BEACH: Annual 1BR/1BA efficiency
apartment with kitchen, no pets. 778-7039.

CANAL FRONT FLAMINGO Cay. Large 2BR/2BA,
two-car garage, dock/davits. Annual. $1,450/month
794-3778.

SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals.
1BR/1BA or 2BR/1BA with pool. Walk to beach,
shopping and restaurants. 778-3875. Web site
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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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VACATION RENTAL: Coquina Beach Club condo,
sleeps 2-4. Beach, pool, deck, air conditioning,
washer/dryer, every amenity. $750/week, tax in-
cluded. One week or longer. (401) 232-3262.

SEASONAL AND ANNUAL rentals available now!
Holmes Beach, elevated duplex, 2BR/2BA, $750/
month; Perico Bay Club, 2BR/2BA, $950/month; Is-
land townhouse, 2BR/2.5BA, $1,300/month; Cortez
Village canalfront home 2BR/1.5BA, $1,350/month;
Coral Shores canalfront home 3BR/2.5BA, $1,700/
month. Call Cristin Curl, Wagner Realty, 778-2246.

HOT NEW LISTINGS! Summer specials! Duncan
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ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/1BA apartment, short
block to beach, Anna Maria. $775/month. Fran
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AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY ground-level 1BR/1BA
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month, A Paradise Rental Management, 778-4800.

HISTORICAL 3BR/1BA HOUSE in Cortez Village
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dock for boat up to 35-feet Longview Realty, 383-
6112, or George Noble, 685-3372.

THREE LONGBOAT LOTS on General Harris
Street, total of 1.3 acres (MOL). Offered at $400K
each. Longview Realty, 383-6112.

LAGUNA YACHT VILLAGE: Tranquil waterfront
community offers everything you've been looking
for. Deep-water boat docks, short walk to gorgeous
beaches, tropical setting and carefree living. Two
brand new quality built homes with spacious floor
plans ahd many upgrades starting at $638,500 and
three homesites starting at $240,000. Call Tina
Rudek or Mike Migone of Wedebrock Real Estate,
383-5543.

THE SEA OATS Bradenton Beach. Townhouses
and villas for sale at pre-construction prices. Con-
tact Jane or Dave Guy, 284-5469 or 284-5461.

VILLAGE GREEN: 4BR/2BA great family home.
Ceramic tile, split plan, lanai, fenced yard, beauti-
ful landscaping, two-car garage. Call Helen White,
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1130 or (941) 224-3710.

SUNBOW BAY UNIT 2BR/2BA, partially furnished,
bayside with pool and tennis. Offered at $269,900.
Call Deborah Thrasher, Keller Williams Realty,
518-7738.


730 HOLLY, north end, near Gulf beach, fireplace,
screened porch, sundeck, room for pool. 2BR/2BA.
$496,000. 778-2665.

BRADENTON BEACH motel for sale. 1/3 acre.
$2,250,000. Principals only, please. 725-2836.

WESTBAY COVE 2BR/2BA, updated, glass lanai,
extra nice, close to beach. 1,450 sq.ft. For sale by
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HEAR! HEAR!
By Peter Abide and Steven Kahn / Edited by Will Shortz


Across
1 Locale for Bo-Peep
7 Noted ennead
12 Sigmoid
19 Offered as proof
21 In concert
22 Current flowing in the
direction of the wind
23 "Long live the king! Long
live the king!," for
example?
25 Pertinent
26 "Oh, puh-leeze!"
27 Saturn, e.g.
29 Ambient music com-
poser Brian
30 Addition signs
33 1940's-50's leader with a
palindromic name
34 1962 war epic, with
"The"
37 Mixture
38 Cotton pod in Santiago?
40 Persian pleasures?
44 Blockheads
45 Seminary graduate
49 It can be picked out
50 Prefix with natal
51 Advance, slangily
53 Load
55 Latin lover's word
56 Author Bret's deceptive
move?
60 Missing, in a way
61 Washout
63 Witty Bombeck
64 Movie mogul Marcus
65 Amoeba, e.g.
66 Chatterbox
68 Sit (down)
69 Down in the dumps
70 Levee feature
71 lot (gorged oneself)
72 Washington locale, with
"the"
73 Bookstore sect.
74 Hebrew leader: Var.
75 Footnote abbr.
76 Bridal procession area?


79 F.D.R.-era agcy.
82 Chatterboxes
84 Code signals
85 Former California fort
86 Frick collection
87 Work_
88 Popular music
magazine
90 Consistent
moneymaker
92 Quiet before lions
attack an animal
herd?
98 Home of 3-Down:
Abbr.
99 Vulnerable area
102 She famously married
in Gibraltar on 3/20/69
103 Addict
105 Flying Cloud
automaker
106 Island east of Java
107 Lacking a sponsor
109 Decorative shelters
112 Herb for one at the
Round Table?
117 Kick up a notch
118 "Er ..."
119 Feature of the
stratosphere
120 Abandons
121 Sore spots
122 Curt

Down
1 Fellah
2 Old English letter
3 Town in 98-Across
4 "The Count of Monte
Cristo" setting
5 Chess pawns, e.g.
6 Bridge positions
7 Name with Dan or
San
8 Earning one's keep,
say
9 Parisian silk
10 Side in the War of


1812: Abbr.
11 Goodbye gala
12 Swamp
13 Judo master
14 Plenty ticked, with
"up"
15 Z
16 Spoke (up)
17 Suburb of Minne-
apolis
18 Spurious aircraft
20 180
24 Bungle
28 Letter attachments:
Abbr.
30 Ski lodge fare
31 Door attachment
32 Dieter's morning
routine?
34 Unwilling
35 Certain cameras,
for short
36 Place to set cups
39 Bath accessory
41 Guaranteed to get
42 Wren's sound
43 lied!"
46 Outcry from an
eccentric group?
47 Weak hit
48 "Would you look at
that?!"
51 Boardwalk diversion
52 Ceremonial
splendor
53 Couple of the week,
e.g.
54 Unfamiliar
57 Carter and others
58 Concedes
59 Unedited
62 Old-fashioned water
conduit
66 Catalan composer
Nuno, who
wrote the music for
the Mexican
national anthem


In the box
Espaha, por
ejemplo
ESP, they say
Kid carriers
Flirty wife in "Of
Mice and Men"
Spring sound
Razor brand
Explain to
Summer Games
grp.
Drudge
Battling


83 Bakery employee
88 Bear's cry
89 Discreet
91 Escapist?
93 Jack who wrote "In
the Belly of the
Beast"
94 Breaks off
95 11th-century
conqueror
96 Lets out
97 Manhattan area
99 Exhorted
100 Aussie Wimbledon


winner Fraser
Drops off
Crosses with loops
Neighbor of Togo
and terminer
(criminal court)
Like a jiggermast
First family member
High jump equipment
Dr.'s group
Interruption
Cool
Tax


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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 Miller, 778-2246. #100997.
$1,950,000


VIEW THE GULF Great corner lot. Just over
a short block from beautiful Gulf beaches with
partial views. Mature Royal Palm tree. Central
location on Anna Maria Island. James R. Zoff,
778-2246. #104280. $484,900


YOUR BEACH HOUSE IS READY! Newly
constructed direct Gulffront home. Granite
counters. Plasma TV, surround sound, carved-
glass shower wall, four-car garage with over-
head door on the beach side. Becky Smith or
Elfi Starrett, 778-2246. #100095. $1,899,000










CANALFRONT 3BR/2BA home completely
remodeled, new dock, tile and carpet. New
kitchen. Circle drive. Harold Small, 778-2246.
#102182. $449,000


ANNA MARIA ISLAND HOME Open and
bright over 2,800 sf, spacious with cathedral
ceiling, gas range, fireplace for both the living
room and bedroom, large loft. Turnkey, war-
ranty. Becky Smith or Elfi Starrett, 778-2246.
#103828. $729,900


TIME TO GO BOATING Lovely canal home
ready to move into. Minutes from restaurants,
golf courses, shopping and the Gulf of Mexico.
40-ft. dock, covered boat lift and more. Joe
Corbo, 778-2246. #103841. $489,900


RIVERFRONT COMMUNITY Custom-built NW/W BRADENTON LOCATION This single
new home in with pool, tennis, clubhouse, family home is minutes to Gulf, tennis, marina,
dock. Top quality construction. Features tile schools, parks, restaurants and shopping. A
roof, 10-ft. ceilings, hardwood or ceramic must see. Laurie Dellatorre, 778-2246.
floors. Pre-construction. Becky Smith or Elfi #102396. $199,900
Starrett, 778-2246. #99266. $448,000


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