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Skimming the news ... Anna Maria Island map in this edition, page 16.


l Anna Maria



The


Islander


"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"


www.islander.org


Volume 12, No. 36 July 14, 2004 FREE


Discovery Channel to re-enact
Island anchor impalement
A Discovery Channel film crew is scheduled to be
at Galati Marine in Anna Maria this week to film a re-
enactment of a bizarre incident that occurred in local
waters more than 10 years ago, in which an anchor was
impaled in the head of a fisherman (The Islander,
March 3, 1994).
Ex-metropolitan police chief in Washington, D.C.,
and Island visitor Maurice Cullinane was fishing with
friends on a boat off the north end of the Island on Feb.
26, 1994, when the anchor line flew off the boat, snapped
back and imbedded itself in the back of Cullinane's skull.
Cullinane's fellow boaters described the incident at
the time, saying they were headed around the north end of
Anna Maria in a rough, choppy water and the anchor flew
off the front deck of the boat. The anchor rope reached its
limit and the airborne anchor boomeranged back to the
boat, striking Cullinane in his seat at the bow.
Mark Gobo and Ed Edmund, then owners of Offshore
Towing based at Galati Marine in Anna Maria, responded
to the call for help and brought Cullinane and his friends
aboard their boat back to the Galati docks.
From there, complete with the 20-pound anchor in
the back of his head, Cullinane was taken by emer-
gency medical technicians to the Anna Maria Island
Community Center where he was airlifted to Bayfront
Medical Center in St. Petersburg.
Although he was in critical condition, physicians
there managed to remove the anchor and Cullinane
survived the incident. He has returned to the Island for
visits several times since the mishap, according to
management at a local resort.


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
While incumbents in all three Island cities have
picked up packets as a prelude to this week's qualify-
ing deadline for the November elections, several "un-
known" candidates and at least one newcomer have
also picked up packets.
In Anna Maria, former Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh
has picked up a packet, as have did City Commissioner
Duke Miller. Mayor SueLynn and City Commissioner
Linda Cramer have already qualified, according to a
spokesperson at the Manatee County Supervisor of
Elections Office.

DOT: Key Royale Bridge

still usable
Following a meeting with Holmes Beach city com-
missioners on the Key Royale Bridge June 29, the
Florida Department of Transportation has explained
that the term "functionally obsolete" does not mean the
bridge is unsafe or structurally unsound.
Ed Ponce of the DOT explained in a letter to Com-
missioner Don Maloney that the term "functionally
obsolete" means the bridge does not meet current DOT
standards for bridges.
"By no means does the term 'functionally obsolete'
refer to the structural capability of the bridge itself,"
Ponce said. The bridge has been deemed "structurally
sufficient" and is capable of handling the required traf-
fic and pedestrian loads "that it was specifically de-
signed to accommodate," he concluded.
Maloney said he planned to discuss the bridge issue
further at the commission workshop Tuesday, July 13.


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S Island cities again


Ouch
The bizarre incident 10 years ago of a man impaled
by an anchor offshore of Anna Maria and caught lon
film during the medical rescue by then Islander
reporter-photographer Mark Rathlif is the subject of
a Discovery Channel documentary on impalements.


challenge Perico
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach and Anna Maria
have joined forces with the environmental group
ManaSota-88 for another legal challenge to the pro-
posed Arvida condominium project on Perico Island.
Attorney Ralf Brookes, who is also the city attor-
ney for Bradenton Beach, is the lead counsel in the new
lawsuit, which was filed in circuit court Friday, July 9.
Also joining the fray is longtime Island activist and
environmentalist Joan Perry of Holmes Beach. Mana-
tee County filed its own legal action against the project
on July 8.
It's not the first time Island cities have tried to halt
the controversial project. The three Island cities, Mana-
tee County and ManaSota-88 filed a lawsuit in 2000
against the original development order approved by the
Bradenton City Council that called for 898 condomini-
ums. That lawsuit contends the development order is
not consistent with Bradenton's comprehensive plan.
On June 9, Bradenton approved a new Arvida site
plan calling for 686 condominium units in 13 buildings
on 416 acres that supposedly conforms to the City of
Bradenton comp plan, but even this site plan is rife with
inconsistencies, said Glenn Compton, executive direc-
tor of ManaSota-88.
PLEASE SEE PERICO, PAGE 3


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Striking irony
Chris Hobbs was in the right place, right time, to
safely capture this striking moment on the beach and
to become the sixth 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.


Also obtaining an election packet in Anna Maria
was political newcomer Joanne Mattick, one of the
owners of Tropical Treats and Eats on Gulf Drive. City
Hall staff said one man who did not identify himself
also obtained a packet.
Holmes Beach incumbent City Commissioner
Roger Lutz confirmed he will run for re-election, while
Commissioner Sandy Haas-Martens has picked up a
packet, as have Mayor Carol Whitmore, Pat Geyer,
former mayor and city commissioner for many years,
and former longtime Manatee County staff attorney
Chip Rice.
Holmes Beach city staff said several "unknown"
people have also picked up packets.
In Bradenton Beach, City Commissioner Lisa
Marie Phillips and scenic highway committee member
Bill Shearon have qualified. Commissioner Anna
O'Brien and former commissioner Herb Dolan have
obtained election packets. If O'Brien runs for re-elec-
tion, she will be opposed by Shearon in Ward IV in that
city, while Dolan would oppose Phillips in Ward II.
The qualifying period for all three Island cities runs
until noon Friday, July 16. Persons obtaining packets did
not have to indicate if they were running for a commission
seat or mayor, but must do so when forms are submitted.
Holmes Beach qualifies its own candidates while
those seeking office in Anna Maria and Bradenton
Beach must qualify at the Manatee County Supervisor
of Elections Office at 305 15th St. W. in Bradenton..
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 simply lose the fees
they paid to qualify," the spokesperson said.
Packets are still available at the respective city
halls or the SOE office.


Unknown candidates, some


familiar names in election game






PAGE 2 0 JULY 14, 2004 0 THE ISLANDER


Holmes Beach sandpile still load of you.know-what


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
That pile of sand on Flotilla Drive in Holmes
Beach doesn't seem to be getting any smaller, and
according to Public Works Director Joe Duennes,
it's likely to be around a few more months. Fact is,
it could get even bigger.
That's because the city has approved another
contract with sandpile owner Energy Resources Inc.
of Missouri to dredge some areas of Bimini Pass that
are within the city limits. If a contract is reached,
Energy Resources would stockpile sand from that
dredging operation at the same Flotilla Drive loca-
tion.
"I think that pile might be around for a few more
months, at least," Duennes noted.
Energy Resources started the sandpile several
months ago when it began dredging the city canals,
but some nearby residents consider the sandpile both
an eyesore and a hazard issue (The Islander, April
28).
Following citizen complaints that the sandpile
posed a threat to children and consequently a liabil-
ity issue for the city, Mayor Carol Whitmore prom-
ised to have the sand removed as quickly as possible,
but Energy Resources has refused to move the pile


to the county landfill, opting instead to sell off
chunks of sand on a piecemeal basis.
A plan to use that sand on the Palma Sola Cause-


New student registration begins at AME


New student registration begins at Anna
Maria Elementary School July 19.
Students entering a Florida school for the first
time must present the following documentation:
Certified birth certificate.
Proof of a physical examination dated
within the past year.
Social security number.
Proof of residency.
Proof of immunization.


Elementary school students are required to
have the DTP/DTaP/DT, Polio, MMR/Measles,
Hepatitis B and Varicella vaccinations prior to
enrollment.
AME is located at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. The AME open house for new and return-
ing students is scheduled for Aug. 5 and classes
resume Aug. 9.
For more information, contact the school ad-
ministrative office at 708-5525.


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Sand gets
piled
higher,
deeper
This sandpile
along Flotilla
Drive in
Holmes Beach
appears to
have grown
the past two
months. The
tree, however,
is still dead.
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Photo:
Rick Catlin




way for beach renourishment was washed away
when the Florida Department of Environmental Pro-
tection refused a permit for the project (The Is-
lander, May 26). Following that effort, Energy Re-
sources declined to give the sand to the Manatee
County Parks and Recreation Department, opting
instead to try to find qualified buyers.
The city's contract with Energy Resources al-
lows the company considerable time to either sell the
sand or move it to the county landfill, but the com-
pany apparently has had difficulty finding buyers.
Whitmore said the city could force the company
to remove the sand, but "probably won't" at this time
because of the new dredging the company will per-
form. Energy Resources is also dredging Lake
LaVista in Anna Maria and sand from that project
could also be stored at the Holmes Beach location.
Efforts to reach company spokesperson Paul
Reinhardt of Energy Resources for comment were
unsuccessful.


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Perico Island battle continues
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

"The facts haven't changed," said Compton.
"High-rise development is inappropriate for Perico Is-
land" and such a project would cause delays in hurri-
cane evacuation, is incompatible with building types of
surrounding neighborhoods, degrades scenic vistas and
has significant natural resource impacts.
The City of Bradenton's comprehensive plan calls
for new projects to have a "workable evacuation plan
geared toward maintaining present evacuation times."
Arvida's own planners have acknowledged their devel-
opment would add seven minutes to the evacuation
time for Anna Maria Island, noted Compton.
The Future Land Use Element of the Bradenton
comp plan states that "hurricane evacuation and traf-
fic impacts on State Road 64 shall be considered as an
issue in review of applications for development ap-
proval." ,
What review? said Compton, who added that State
Road 64 is already at an F level of service, according
to the Florida Department of Transportation, represent-
ing the "worst possible level of traffic congestion."
The argument by Arvida and City of Bradenton
planners that "it appears that up to 70 percent of any
given project's units are vacant between May and Oc-
tober, the prime hurricane season, is "ridiculous," he
argued.
Arvida has "no plans to require deed restrictions
prohibiting residents from occupying their units during
hurricane season. Property owners will live in their
condos whenever they want, including hurricane sea-
son. It's an assumption being made by the applicant
that could cost lives," Compton said.
While it is true that the Bradenton comp plan states
that a proposed development will not further degrade
the level of service of the roadway system, S.R. 64 is
already at level F. Therefore, the level of service tech-
nically can't get any lower, but this is still inconsistent
with the comp plan, Compton claims.
Compton also said the proposed development is
incompatible with the Manatee County Comprehensive
Plan for coastal high-hazard areas and environmentally
sensitive areas. Bradenton's own comp plan requires
the city to coordinate land use and development along
city/county fringe areas with "the land use and devel-
opment policies of other jurisdictions."
This, said Compton, has not been done.
Further, he observed, Bradenton's comp plan says
that coastal areas will be developed in a way which
"preserves natural systems, provides for public access
and minimizes storm and flood hazards to population
and property, including public facilities." The Arvida
site plan does not conform to this section of the comp
plan, he contended.
Compton also claimed that the Traffic Study Re-
view for the project was not available to the public in
a reasonable amount of time prior to the June 9 vote,
and the public has been unable to provide written com-
ments on the study.
ManaSota-88 also objected to the project on sev-
eral environmental and scenic-vista issues.
But the 686-unit condominium project may be just


the tip of Arvida's iceberg.
In its original proposal in 2000 to Bradenton,
Arvida also proposed a single-family residential de-
velopment on an additional 400 acres on Perico Is-
land owned by the Manatee Fruit Co. At four units
per acre, this would have added 1,600 homes to the
area, and approximately 3,700 more people, in addi-
tion to those living at the condominium project.
Arvida also wanted to build some retail-commercial
space along S.R. 64.
The single-family home development, however,
was quietly withdrawn by Arvida from its 2000 site
plan, as was a plan for retail-commercial space along
S.R. 64 near the project entrance.
Perico Island resident Ken Crayton, one of the
leading opponents of the Arvida project, believes that
if the condo project is eventually built, it's only a mat-
ter of time before plans for single-family homes on
Perico Island are submitted.
"Would the Bradenton City Council approve such
an additional development? You bet if it would mean
more dollars in the city coffers. Do they care about traf-
fic problems on Manatee Avenue and the Palma Sola
Causeway? By approving the initial Arvida high-rise
development, that answer has to be a resounding no,"
said Crayton.
Arvida, however, was not in a condescending
mood when informed of the lawsuit.
"Arvida is not surprised by ManaSota-88's frivo-
lous lawsuit against Perico," said Scott Carpenter of
Clarke Advertising and Public Relations, Arvida's PR
firm in Sarasota.
ManaSota-88, he said, "has continued to raise fac-
tually flawed objections to the project, namely that the
project will impede hurricane evacuation residents of
Anna Maria Island and will cause substantial harm to
Perico Island and its surrounding habitat."
That's not so, said Carpenter. "Environmental
harm is not an issue with this project." In addition, he
said, the hurricane evacuation and impact argument is
simply an emotional issue, and "is not an issue with this
project." Evacuation of Arvida's residents on Perico
would only add seven minutes to the previously esti-
mated six-hour evacuation time of the entire Island.
The real issue is height, he said, and Arvida's
project conforms to the legal requirements of the
Bradenton comprehensive plan. Arvida is in no mood
to compromise or halt the project.
"We have the evidence and experts to support our
plan," Carpenter noted, and Arvida "will fully defend
its right to develop Perico Island as granted by its land
owners, the Preston Family, and as approved by the
City of Bradenton," he concluded.
While Carpenter may have sounded a defiant
Arvida tone,.one thing seems certain about the project.
Both Arvida and ManaSota-88 officials have previ-
ously agreed that construction will only begin when all
the lawsuits against the project are settled.
Case in point: Several years ago, a Vero Beach
developer proceeded to build a $10 million apartment
complex, despite a pending lawsuit by an adjoining
property owner. When the property owner won the
case, the judge ordered the entire complex torn down,
and the developers were stuck with the $10 million
cost.


THE ISLANDER U JULY 14, 2004 U PAGE 3
And the really big winners are ...
Four Island charities were recipients of funds
resulting from the June 5-6 Islandwide Blood Drive
at a barbecue dinner courtesy of the event's spon-
sors. The cash donation is provided by an anony-
mous donor at $100 per pint of blood donated.
Shown here, left to right, with their proceeds, are
Rhoda Paloski of the West Manatee Fire & Rescue
Volunteers, $3,750; Dick and Liz Cline of the Anna
Maria Island Privateers, $3,200; back row, Gail and
Ed Straight of Wildlife Inc., $10,500; front center,
Missy Parker of sponsor A Pine Avenue Salon,
Sandee Pruett of the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, $4,550; and sponsor Ilona Kenrick of
Marina Pointe Realty. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy


Meetings

Anna Maria City
July 14,4 p.m., capital improvement advisory commit-
tee meeting.
July 15, 6 p.m., city commission budget work session.
July 21, 6:45 p.m., Environmental Education and En-
hancement Committee meeting.
July 22, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
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 14, 4 p.m., special city commission meeting to
interview building official applicants.
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. Agenda:
Public comment, second reading and public hearing on
ballot language for proposed charter amendments,
fence and pool discussion, Capri Apartments discus-
sion, Sandcastle Condominium discussion, Fourth
Street South discussion, legal updates, temporary in-
crease for city clerk's office personnel, pier update, re-
appointment of Greg Watkins to board of adjustment,
Florida Institute of Government invoice, extermination
proposal for city hall, citizen complaint policy discus-
sion, consent agenda, commission reports and calendar
scheduling.
July 20, 6 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting.
July 21, 4 p.m., city commission budget work session.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
None scheduled.
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.
July 15, 6 p.m., West Manatee Fire & Rescue Commis-
sion meeting, Fire Station No. 1, 6001 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
July 19, 3:30 p.m., Island Transportation Planning
Organization meeting, Holmes Beach City Hall.
July 21, 7 p.m., Coalition of Barrier Island Elected
Officials meeting, Bradenton Beach City Hall.


Sandbar Beach

Olympics slated

this weekend
The annual Beach Olympics at the Sandbar
restaurant in Anna Maria will begin at noon
Sunday, July 18.
Sign-in is at 11 a.m. at the restaurant, 100
Spring Ave., for the six-person teams, three
women and three men plus two alternates. Cost
is $125 per team. Proceeds go to the ROCK
program, Reaching Out to a Cancer Kids.
Events will include volleyball, Frisbee
throw, keg roll, tray race and waiter race. De-
tails may be obtained by calling 778-1696.






PAGE 4 M JULY 14, 2004 M THE ISLANDER


Holmes Beach planners recommend short-term rentals


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach Planning Commission unani-
mously agreed to recommend to the city commission
an ordinance limiting to a minimum of seven days
short-term leases in the city's residential zoning dis-
tricts.
At their meeting July 7, planning commissioners
deemed a proposed ordinance prohibiting rentals of
less than seven days in the R- 1, R-2, R-3 and R-4 zon-
ing districts to be in compliance with the city's land
development code.
Planning Commissioner John Monetti also noted
that the proposed ordinance attempts to clarify the defi-
nition of hotel/motel by stating what types of establish-
ments fall into the category.
The proposed ordinance defines hotel/motels to
include establishments which provide residential living
accommodations on a more or less permanent basis,
such as an apartment hotel. A hotel or motel also in-
cludes a dwelling unit that is leased, subleased or


Ethics


complaints: One


round to Lohn
By Paul Roat
Ken Lohn has won a round in his fight with the
state ethic's committee, but the battle isn't quite over.
Lohn, who is the chair of the Bradenton Beach
Board of Adjustment, was taken to task by developer
Steve Noriega over comments allegedly made a year
ago regarding a project Noriega was building next to
Lohn's home on Bay Drive South. Noriega filed a civil
suit against Lohn, and also filed a complaint against
him with the Florida Commission on Ethics.
The complaint was broken into two elements:
That Lohn allegedly "violated [state law] by solic-
iting [Noriega's] agreement to modify proposed con-
struction with the understanding that [Lohn's] official
action as a member of the board of adjustment would
be influenced thereby," according to an assessment by
James H. Peterson III, advocate for the ethics commis-
sion with the Office of the Attorney General.
Peterson ruled that there "is no probable cause to be-
lieve [Lohn] violated [Florida law] by soliciting
[Noriega's] agreement to modify proposed construction."
The second element of the complaint, according to
Peterson, alleged that Lohn violated state law "by attempt-
ing to use his position [as chair of the board of adjustment]
for an advantage during negotiations with [Noriega] and/
or to improperly influence the board of adjustment."
Peterson found that after review the allegation was
"insufficient to support the conclusion that [Lohn] used
or attempted to use his position to gain an advantage
during his negotiations with [Noriega]." His report is
a recommendation to the commission, not a final order.
"The year-long investigation has concluded that
the allegations by Noriega were false," Lohn wrote in
a letter. "I certainly hope this exoneration gets as much
publicity as did Noriega's false allegations."
Peterson's report will be addressed by the eight-mem-
ber ethic's committee Sept. 2, according to Kate Starling
with the committee. She said Peterson's recommendation
will be presented to the committee, which will make a fi-
nal determination. "No order has been filed and no deci-
sion has been reached," Starling said.
The civil action between the two is still pending.

Privateers, fire volunteers

join for 'red hot sale'
The Anna Maria Island Privateers and the West
Manatee Fire & Rescue District Volunteers have
teamed up for what they promise will be a "red hot yard
sale" on July 31.
It will be at the Bradenton Beach firehouse, 201
Second St., Bradenton Beach, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. A fire
truck will be on display for children's enjoyment, and
"trinkets for Mom and useless items for Dad."
Proceeds will go into the Privateers fund to be dis-
tributed to youth organizations on the Island and else-
where, said Tim Thompson, Privateer liaison officer.
Details may be obtained at 747-4953.


rented, as a whole or in part, for a term of less than
seven days.
The proposed ordinance will be presented to the
city commission at a future work session.
Planning commissioners also received a packet
from the city's professional planner, Bill Brisson, out-
lining the committee's responsibility to update the land
development code, drafts of the zoning and future land-
use maps and a preliminary list of issues that may be
addressed in the LDC update.
The primary purpose of the update is to review all
LDC provisions for consistency with the city's compre-
hensive plan and for internal consistency within the
LDC and make recommendations to the city commis-
sion.
Brisson told the commissioners he would be work-
ing with them to better organize, format and clarify the
code and review each of the freestanding ordinances
for consistency with state and federal laws.
The start-up phase of the project, Brisson said, will
encompass organizing the work, identifying and cat-


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egorizing the substantive issues and developing a pro-
totype format for the updated LDC.
The first task for Brisson and the planning commis-
sion will be a driving tour of the city to pinpoint ex-
amples of "problem" areas. The field trip will be sched-
uled prior to the commission's August meetings.
Brisson said he will also continue meeting with
city staff to gather perceptions of problem areas asso-
ciated with the LDC as well as provisions that are
working well.
At the July meeting, Brisson presented more than
50 issues already gathered from city staff and commis-
sioners for consideration in updating the LDC.
Based on meetings with staff and the tour of the
city, Brisson said he would prepare a summary docu-
ment outlining the major issues and problems to be
addressed. He also asked planning commissioners to
review the preliminary list and rank them in order of
importance.
The planning commission will meet with Brisson
again Aug. 5.


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Center's Tai Chi classes under way
Islanders practicing tai chi with Wayne Crosby, front, at the Anna Maria Island Community Center include Jack
Lundy of Anna Maria, left, and Alurence Wallenstwin of Bradenton Beach. Classes meet Thursday evenings and
Saturday mornings. For information, call the Center at 778-1908. Islander Photo: J.L. Robertson


'Bare bones' budget proposed


in Bradenton Beach


By Paul Roat
A tiny bubble of a property tax increase has been
approved by Bradenton Beach city commissioners,
with a unanimous vow to attempt to cut spending as
budget discussions continue this summer.
Commissioners approved a tentative property tax
rate of 2.5450 mills for fiscal year 2004-05, up from the
current levy of 2.5434. A mill is $1 for every $1,000
of assessed value of a property, less any exemptions.
For a piece of property valued at $525,000, and
taking advantage of the $25,000 homestead exemption,
the city tax bill on that home for next year would in-
crease 80 cents, from $1,272.50 compared to the cur-
rent $1,271.70.
Although the property tax increase is minuscule,
the value of assessable property in the city has risen
mightily almost $99 million in the last year.
In 2003-04, total assessed property value in
Bradenton Beach for tax purposes was established at
$336,446,984. For the next fiscal year, which begins
Oct. 1, the value is $434,981,500.
"This is a bare-bones budget," Mayor John
Chappie told commissioners July 14 during a budget
meeting. "Hopefully, we can trim some things and
lower the budget even further during our meetings in
the next month or so."
City officials have a state-established deadline to set
a tax rate by early August, which they did last week, and
can lower that rate but not increase it during public hear-
ings and final adoption of the budget in September.
The city budget is up slightly for next year com-
pared to the current year, about $113,000. The current


budget for Bradenton Beach is $2,628,004; proposed
for next year is a spending plan of $2,740,954.
Total property tax revenue as proposed for next
year's budget is less than half the total budget, with the
remainder of the funds coming from other fees, taxes
and other sources. The 2003-04 budget contains prop-
erty tax revenue of $1,073,811; the current budget de-
rives $836,028 from property taxes.
Of the various city departments, the public works
budget reflects the greatest change in the request for an
additional person within the streets and roads division
and the transfer of personnel into newly created facili-
ties management and stormwater departments.
Several departments administration, building -
actually lowered next years' budget figures due to staff-
ing changes.
The police department's budget for next year, as
always, has the highest budget at $812,048, due to hav-
ing the greatest number of employees 10 up from
the current $763,070. However, that figure is offset by
a Manatee County payment of $70,000 to the city for
Coquina Beach law enforcement patrol services.
In light of the "bare bones" budget, capital im-
provement projects in the city are modest for the up-
coming fiscal year, with most projects rolling over
from the current year into the next due to lack of atten-
tion. One new line item, though, is $25,000 for creation
of a mooring field near the city pier off Bridge Street.
Parks are getting a modest funding boost as well,
with $15,000 allocated to the Herb Dolan North Park.
The next budget work session will be held at city
hall at 4 p.m. July 21.





THE ISLANDER U JULY 14, 2004 U PAGE 5


Community Center great, but not in my back yard


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Seems like everyone says the Anna Maria Island
Community Center is great, except when it wants to
build in someone's back yard, or at least across the
street from their back yard.
Hal Badger of Hardin Avenue told city commis-
sioners at their July 8 workshop that he and a number
of other residents near the Center are concerned that the
Center plans to change its entrance from Magnolia
Avenue to Palm Avenue (The Islander, May 26) in its
major renovation project.
He said he has a petition circulating among affected
property owners concerned about the planned changes at
the Center, particularly relocation of the main entrance,
and a number of people have signed the petition. Badger
said no one from the Center has discussed these issues
with himself or other residents he contacted.
But when he offered a copy of the petition to com-
missioners, City Attorney Jim Dye said to hold on just


a minute.
"No development plan has been filed," said Dye,
"so I caution the commission that a lot of what you are
hearing is preliminary." The Center has to file a site
plan with the city before any major changes and that
must come before the commission. That decision, he
said, must be based solely on evidence given at that
meeting.
"So, I caution you about hearing this too early," he
advised commissioners. In addition, the city's site plan
procedures would require that a major redevelopment
project hold meetings with neighbors to discuss issues
prior to site-plan submission.
"Well, I wanted to read the petition," said Badger,
but Dye replied there is a formal process for that input.
"So, we'll stop right here," said Commission
Chairperson John Quam.
Quam also read a letter from AMICC Executive
Director Pierrette Kelly noting that the plans presented
in May were only preliminary. An architect has just


been retained, said Kelly, and he and the Center are
well aware of concerns of residents. Several public
meetings with Palm, Hardin and Magnolia residents
will be held for input on parking and other issues re-
lated to the renovations before any final plans are ready
for submission to the city.
But Badger still wondered if the Center could pro-
ceed with its plans without any input. It can't without
city commission approval in a public meeting, replied
Quam.
In a letter sent to the city June 26, Badger said not
one of the seven neighbors he has spoken with is in
favor of a Palm Avenue entrance for the Center. "The
Magnolia Avenue residents' problems will become
ours," he claimed.
"We all care about the Community Center," Bad-
ger added, but "it makes no sense to alleviate one
street's problem and put them on another."
As some Island city commissioners like to say,
anywhere but NIMBY.


Back to court, again, in Gulffront land fight


By Paul Roat
Bradenton Beach officials are appealing the appel-
late court decision ordering development of two du-
plexes on the beach in the city.
Bradenton Beach Attorney Greg Hootman filed a
motion to appeal the June 23 decision by the Florida
Second District Court of Appeal that ruled that two
duplexes should be built in the 1400 block of Gulf
Drive, across the street from the Bermuda Bay Club.
Hootman is asking the full five-member court of
judges to address the matter, stating that the three-
member panel's decision misapprehendedd the legal
significance of the trial court's first-tier de novo reso-
lution of disputed issues of fact, arrived at by the trial
court following accepted rules of statutory interpreta-
tion to determine legislative intent, regarding whether
the subject property satisfied the criteria for inclusion
within the 'Preservation' designation of the future land
use map," according to the appeal.
In short, Hootman said the appellate court "inad-
vertently applied the incorrect law in reaching its de-
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The crux of the issue was a land-use map adopted
by the city commission in 1989 that called for that part
of the beach to be preserved due to an unusual soil
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preservation was erroneous because the property did
not meet the definition of preservation. They also
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Strange but true
No one would dispute that there are bizarre goings
on around Anna Maria Island.
After all, it's all documented here.
We've had various strange and sundry lost-and-
found reports over the 11-plus years we've been in
existence, including lost dentures -lost due to a
swimmer's encounter with a tsunami (big wave), and
then thanks to a classified ad, the finder and the den-
ture loser were united for a happy ending.
We get bizarre questions on the "Island informa-
tion hotline" at the office, such as "What do you feed
a ferret?" or "How do you get married?"
We reported a bizaree incident of an Alabama man on
a charter fishing trip who was bitten on the arm by a "fly-
ing" barracuda. It leapt from the water, sailed across the
boat deck, slammed into the man's upper arm and took a
significant bite of flesh and muscle. Ouch.
There have also been a fair number of the more com-
mon dog and raccoon attacks. A few shark reports but very
few shark bites. And once there was an alligator on the
beach that brought news crews to the Island.
This week, the Gulf of Mexico water temperature
is higher than ever recorded by the Ruskin bureau of
the National Weather Service. At 90 degrees, it's a
scorcher, and the bay temp is reported to be 93 degrees
in some areas. While we've reported on global warm-
ing and the ocean's slow-but-certain rise, July's ex-
tremely hot weather is, well, extreme.
So here comes the Discovery Channel to Anna
Ivmia, filming a documentary on impalements, and no
s;h:!:ers here, we were involved in early research for
uhe project when in late 2002 we were contacted for
photos and information on an incident we reported in
March 1994.
It involved a man impaled by an 20-pound
Danforth anchor as he and friends embarked on a fish-
ing trip, just rounding the north end of the Island near
Bean Point and near the riptide that causes some
.,rious rough waters and strong currents.
When we got the call at the office, we squirmed. And
d:in reporter Mark Ratliff volunteered for the job, and he
, on the scene at the Anna Maria Island Community
r for a photo of the injured man as the transfer from
a lance to medical helicopter took place.
'. add to the odd circumstances, The Islander was
'lted by The Enquirer for a photo, and why not? They
p1u :shed it and gave the newspaper and Ratliff credit.
Stranger things will surely happen. Oh, keep this
number handy: 778-7978. Just in case you see some-
thing "bizarre."


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Opinion


Hats off
What is the Fourth of July without a parade? Hats
off to the organizers of the parade on Anna Maria Is-
land. May it continue as an even bigger Fourth of July
parade with bands, fire trucks and people of all walks
of life. How about our youth of today, the Boy and Girl
Scouts, ball teams and other community groups?
As a participant in the parade it was gratifying to
see the crowds along the entire parade route and their
cheers of encouragement. We, as Daughters of the
American Revolution, are proud of our heritage and of
our ancestors who fought for American independence.
Today we still proclaim those same principles of
love and pride in our country. If any woman, man or
child is interested I learning more about their Ameri-
can heritage, they may contact Manatee Chapter at 722-
8063.
Linda J. Farley, DAR Regent, Palmetto

Another time best
To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people and affec-
tion of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics and en-
dure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty;
To find the best in others;
To leave the world a bit better;
Whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, a re-
deemed social condition;
To know even one life has breathed easier because
you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Last July the Fourth would have been a better day
had our parade not been during church services. The
afternoon would have been better, or Monday, which
was the designated holiday.
Robert B. Jones, Holmnes Beach


Pound foolish
I have addressed the following to the
City Commission:


Anna Maria


It is laudable that you strive for a bare-bones appro-
priation. But it is pound foolish to neglect needed re-
pairs and capital improvements.
Your proposed appropriation had an item for re-
placement of the public sidewalk in front of the Gulf
View properties from Palm Avenue to Maple Street.
The existing walk is both dangerous and disgraceful.
If anyone should fall on this crumbling sidewalk,
the only question will be how much the city will have
to pay.
Is your failure to make this necessary appropriation
another case like parking where a few adjoining land-
owners are opposed to all residents using public prop-
erty?
In the future I intend to vote no on taxes, beach
renourishment and all incumbents until we get commis-
sioners who represent all of the residents instead of just
a few property owners and miscellaneous squeaky
wheels.
You may consider this letter as having put you on
legal notice as to the deplorable and inexcusable ne-
glect of what is otherwise a beautiful and serene walk-
way.
John M. Kintler, Anna Maria City


Just Anna Maria
Anna Maria Islanders are terrific! Darlene Sievers,
who works at the Beach-Style Boutique, certainly is.
Last winter I purchased an item and when I re-
turned to Minnesota accidentally broke a part of it. I
called Darlene, who went to great lengths to find a re-
placement and mail it to me.
We will certainly return next year to Anna Maria
and the kind and caring folks there.
Gail Lappen, New Hope, Minn.


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THE ISLANDER 0 JULY 14, 2004 M PAGE 7


Rest of Perico story
To those residents who want to see the high-rises
on Perico Island, I would like to inform them that they
have heard only a very small portion of the story.
Arvida wants to purchase all the property that the
Manatee Fruit Co. has available on Perico Island.
Right now everyone is concentrating on the northwest
portion of that property, but that is not the end of the
story.
The northwest portion of Perico Island consists of
416 acres for the 13 high-rises. Nothing has been said
about the remaining property that Arvida will have
purchased from the Preston family. That remaining
land is approximately 300-400 acres.
In the first proposal by Arvida, they were going to
build out those 300-400 acres with additional homes.
If they were to build four housing units per acre, it
would mean an additional 1,200-1,600 homes on
Perico Island.
That would translate to an additional 1,800-2,200
cars that would be using Manatee Avenue (Route 64)
on a regular basis. That does not include the service
vehicles that would be required, such as UPS, mail
delivery, delivery trucks, trash pickups, fire trucks and
EMS, etc.
I don't believe that Arvida or the Bradenton City
Council will be able to say that only 70 percent of the
homeowners in that development would be winter
residents like they contend about the high-rise popu-
lation.
I also believe that Arvida will not let that land set
vacant. Now, it will take three to five years for such a
development to be started and probably another three
years for it to be built out completely.
Meanwhile there will be construction vehicles
along Manatee Avenue for the next 10 years (this in-
cludes traffic for the high-rise development). This
would be year-around for the next 10 years.
Would the city council approve such an additional


development? You can bet they would if it means more
dollars in the city coffers.
Do they care about traffic problems on Manatee
Avenue and the Palma Sola Causeway? By approving
the initial Arvida high-rise development, that answer
has to be a resounding "No."
I commend the Manatee County commissioners
and Manasota-88 in their efforts to stop the planned
high-rise development on Perico Island and recogniz-
ing that development is just the beginning.
With both developments, the increase in traffic
would be a disaster, not only for hurricane evacuation
but also on the weekends and during the week both
winter and summer.
Ken Crayton, Perico Island

Overcharged, underserved?
Regarding the Waste Management scheme to in-
troduce 64-gallon drum containers: I wonder how
much those monsters weigh empty, a gallon of water
is 7 pounds.
Why is the present contract being canceled a year
or two early? Perhaps WMI fears a competitive bidding
process. Who is going to pick up the material that
won't fit in the drum? Sofas, chairs, tables, construc-
tion debris from remodeling, the kitchen sink?
Successive city administrations have enabled WMI
to force an inequitable contract on Holmes Beach citi-
zens, a take-it-or-else approach.
Other service providers in this state and elsewhere
allow the customer to choose from a menu of options
one or two pickups a week, two per month, etc. Many
residents have their yards tended by professional land-
scapers and have no need for yard waste recycling but
are forced to pay for it.
Duplexes pay double, yet their yards are the same
size or smaller than single-family homes. Why doesn't
WMI provide recyclable (aluminum, class, paper, etc.)
collection service to condos and motels?


For too many years the elected officials of this little
town have permitted the largest garbage company in
the world to overcharge and underserve. It is a rip-off
that should not be allowed to continue.
I hope the citizens of Holmes Beach rise up in pro-
test of this pending scam.
Bruce S. Golding, Holmes Beach

Privateers grateful
The Anna Maria Island Privateers want to thank
each and every one of the 51 participants and all the
folks who stood on the parade route who waved flags,
applauded, cheered and showed your patriotism in our
annual Fourth of July parade.
A very special apology to SueLynn, mayor of the
City of Anna Maria, for the mix-up of transportation
and a very special thanks to the Sahib Shrine Model T's
for allowing us to capture and use their convertible.
An apology to all the local churches for the date
and time, but it truly has been a tradition with the Pri-
vateers for the past 30 years to celebrate our freedom
on the Fourth regardless of the day of the week. I prom-
ise we won't do it again until 2010.
A big thanks to the three cities on Anna Maria Is-
land for allowing us to parade through your towns and
also to the police for their assistance. Thanks to all the
media for announcing and supporting this event, espe-
cially The Islander. And thanks to Design Signs and
Cafe on the Beach for your specific support. My per-
sonal special thanks to the DeSoto Krewe for allowing
a lost pirate to board your ship.
If I have forgotten to thank or apologize to some-
one, please accept it with my greatest sincerity. I hope
that everyone had a great Fourth of July and that you
also stopped a moment to thank our veterans, our cur-
rent enlisted personnel, and our future defenders for our
freedoms that we enjoy today. See you at the Christmas
parade.
Tim Thompson, Privateers liaison officer


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End of a golfing era:


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
There weren't many dry eyes
among the staff at Palma Sola Golf Club
on 75th Street West yesterday, July 13.
After 36 years as the only privately
owned public 18-hole championship golf
course in west Manatee County and the *.
closest public golf course for Islanders ;.
Palma Sola closed its doors and rolled up it V52
fairways July 13. Head pro Moe Baranek 1 %-
putted out on the 18th green shortly after 3. !<
p.m. as part of the last group on the last hol'
on the last day of golf at the venerable course
Staff and owners held a farewell dinner Tuesda)
evening, and there likely weren't many dry eyes
at the dinner either.
The course became the victim of the area's
rising property values. Two years ago, the owners
decided to sell the property for development and
soon the golf course will be replaced with single-
family homes.
For general manager Bob Skelton, who has been
at the course since May 1970, the last few months have
been difficult.
"It's like losing a part of your family," said Bob,
"because that's what we are here, family.
"We knew it was coming for a long time," he
added, "but it's still been tough because everyone has
been coming in here and saying how they are going to
miss us. I'll miss the players and the staff and the
course. The people who worked here made Palma Sola
a happy place. It was a family atmosphere here and I
will miss that and the regulars who came every week
and every winter."
Indeed. Some of the original staff are still at Palma
Sola.


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was the first person Bob hired in 1970. Wanda's daugh-
ter, Tammy, also worked at the counter.
Wanda used to organize an annual Easter egg hunt
on Easter Sunday for both kids and adults. Anyone
bringing in an egg to the lunch counter got a treat from
Wanda.
Golf course superintendent Dave Kaminsky came
to Palma Sola in 1968 directly from Manatee High
School. Starting as a laborer, he worked his way up to
superintendent. He recently left after 36 years to be-
come superintendent at The Links in east Manatee
County. Baranek is the relative newcomer, having ar-
rived here in 1997 from another area golf course.
When Skelton first came to Palma Sola, there was


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,h in around it but trees and a mobile home park on
thle east side of the course. Daily green fees were
lut $3. "We were definitely out in the country in
those days," he recalled.
Over the years, the surrounding land was devel-
..:ped and the course itself developed a number of
regular players who either lived nearby or on Anna
Maria Island, or arrived each winter. It was the
nearest public course for Island golfers, including
the Sunrise Golf Group, which played at Palma
Sola every other Sunday.
Now, the nearest public golf course is

That's the only 18-hole championship pub-
lic golf course left on the west side of the
county, noted Skelton.
"It's sad, but that's progress. Call it the
end of an era. It bothers me, but that's sup-
ply and demand. It's the nature of the business."
Pri ate or semi-private golf courses surrounded by
ngle-famnily homes are being marketed now and
j', v. here the money's at. Daily green fees in win-
r at those type courses, however, can cost the walk-
p golfer $100 or more, annual memberships can ex-
:ed $10,000 and the cheapest single-family home is
round $300,000, if that. The days of the privately
owned public golf course with reasonable greens fees
Manatee County are gone.
"This was a great course," observed Skelton. "It's
ways been what I call 'user friendly' and not expen-
ve at all. Maybe that's why so many people came
ere. I still say our finishing hole was as good an 18th
)le as any around."
The course also attracted many notable people,
probably because they could walk up and play just
)out any time in the afternoon.
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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-
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The weekly deadline is noon Friday throughout the
contest with the next deadline July 16.
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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looked, including great kid pics, sentimental moments
and moments of personal triumph.


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each photo or CD you submit. E-mail entrants must
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attachment per e-mail.
Photos without entry information will be disquali-
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Another winner
Peggy Nash of Anna Maria took this July 1972
prize-winner of a Great Egret with her chicks.


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


ite pictures or multiple printing will be accepted. Digital photos
may be submitted in their original JPG file format (via e-mail or
disk) or a printed photograph. Slide (transparency) photos are not
accepted.
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each print, or listed similarly in the e-mail message along with the
digital photo attachment. One e-mail per photo submission. Mail
entries to The Islander Top Notch Photo Contest, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. E-mail digital entries to
topnotch @ islander.org.
5) Entrants by their entry agree that The Islandermay publish
their pictures for local promotion. Entrants must be able to furnish


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

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GOLF. CONTINUED FROM- PAGE S
Among the notables ,as legendarN Alabama foot-
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on a recruiting isiit in the 1970s and just \%anted a quiet
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alone. He wasn't here to be recognized, but to pli.\
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Other famous people ,ho haie played Palma SolI
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Double anniversary
Jim and Ann Steenstra and Ballard and Doris
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anniversaries at a picnic at Bayfront Park, Anna
Maria. Both couples first came here in the 1950s.
Their golden wedding anniversaries fall in the spring
and fall of 2004.


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A 24-hour Beach Retreat for Women is scheduled
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Beach Resort, 1325 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach.
It is organized by-clinical social worker Jane
Pavich of Bradenton to "give women a chance to get
away from everyday pressures and reconnect with
themselves, rethink how things are going in their lives,
or just provide some down time." It is open to women
18 and older.
It will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday and go to 10 a.m.
Sunday. Pavich said that included will be a full body
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The $225 fee also includes private room and breakfast.
Details are available at 792-0802.

Another renter workshop
on Island Tuesday
Because the first workshop was so well received
and because of the increase in home mortgage rates, a
second renters' workshop is being offered on the Island
Tuesday, July 20.
It will be at the fire station at 6001 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, at 6:30 p.m., said sponsors Marilyn
Despirito of Mortgage Connection and Ursula Stemm
of the Gulfstream ReMax Island office.
The workshop, open free to the public, is designed
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Obituaries


Lucille Wayman Elliott
Lucille Wayman Elliott, 82, of Longboat Key,
Holmes Beach and Bradenton, died June 13.
Born in Michigan, Ms. Elliott came to Manatee
County in the 1970s.
There were no local services.
She is survived by son Jim; daughter Cyndi of
Washington; four grandchildren; and five great-grand-
children.

Robert 'Popeye' Lewis
Robert "Popeye" Lewis, 76, of Cortez, died July 7.
Born in Cortez, Mr. Lewis was a lifelong commer-
cial fisherman. He served in the Merchant Marine.
"He was a good one," said "Blue" Fulford of
Popeye, a good friend. He was Cortez."
Memorial services were July 11. Private burial will
be held at sea.
He is survived by daughters Susan Hollifield and
Barbara Ross, both of Bradenton; sisters Juanita
Codgen of Cocoa Beach and Martha Tidwell of Merritt
Island; brothers Wilbur of Cross City and Donald of
Little Rock, Ark.; three grandchildren; and four great-
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Rift growing in Anna Maria


between mayor, commissioner


THE ISLANDER M JULY 14, 2004 0 PAGE 11


778-4751


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The growing division between Anna Maria Mayor
SueLynn and City Commissioner Linda Cramer over
what is administrative and legislative in the city's busi-
ness came to the surface at the commission's July 8
workshop.
The first spat took place during discussion of a roof
estimate for city hall that the commission had previ-
ously asked the mayor to obtain.
SueLynn presented an estimate from Sutter Roof-
ing for $56,000 that calls for cement tiles, the best pos-
sible surface. Using shingles would reduce the price by
about $10,000, the mayor said, while a metal roof
would fall somewhere in between, according to the
roofer.
Cramer, however, wanted another estimate and
asked to talk to city hall renovations architect Tom
O'Brien about specifics of a new roof and trusses, in-
cluding costs. She had submitted a number of questions
to the mayor about a new roof, she said, and wasn't
getting satisfactory answers.
The mayor responded that contractor Southern
Cross and O'Brien have already done more than what
they were hired for. "We can't keep asking for more,"
she said. "I've done what you asked, and now you want
another estimate." Cramer, she hinted, keeps changing
the rules.
Cramer, however, said there is a communication
problem. "I'm asking valid questions," she said, but the
mayor and Public Works Director George McKay
aren't giving valid answers.
Commissioner Carol Ann Magill intervened to ask
the mayor why she didn't tell the roofing contractor the
city only had so much money for a new roof.
"You asked for an estimate," replied the mayor.
"You get what you pay for." It's up to the commission
to decide if it wants a new roof and how much to spend.
But she cautioned there isn't a whole lot of money left
in this year's budget for a roof.
Enough, said Commissioner Dale Woodland.
Thirty minutes have been spent on this issue and
Cramer needs to get with the mayor and get her ques-
tions answered "for the sake of my sanity."
"All I was asking for were options" on costs for
trusses, shingles and other items, replied Cramer.
SueLynn said she would get proper estimates on
the cost of a metal roof and a shingled roof and bring
those to a future commission meeting.
Don't worry, said Cramer, "I'll get my own esti-
mate."
"With all due respect," noted Commissioner Duke
Miller, "you've asked for a ballpark estimate and now
you are upset." He suggested Cramer meet with the
mayor so "we can get on with it."
"I'll get my own answers," Cramer responded.
Quam said he would schedule a special commis-
sion meeting on a new roof as soon as the new esti-
mates were available.
But that wasn't the end of the "spat."
SueLynn and Cramer then had a "lively" discus-
sion on interpretation of the new charter on what com-
missioners are allowed to do and not do regarding city
business.
Cramer admitted she was the person who called
Bringman Roofing several weeks ago and that call re-
sulted in the mayor issuing a statement on commission-
ers interfering with city administrative business.
While she agreed that she should go through the
mayor before contacting staff such as the city attorney


and engineer directly, she said that in her opinion,
"there's nothing in.the charter that prohibits a commis-
sioner from closely scrutinizing city government. I was
told it's our job. It concerns me if we can't ask ques-
tions. We can't make decisions with taxpayer's
money" without asking questions of staff, she claimed.
"I want to be able to ask questions throughout the en-
tire process. We have a right to ask questions."
But Woodland, Quam and Miller had some reser-
vations.
Quam noted the new charter gives commissioners
an "open door" to talk to the mayor. Miller said the new
charter calls for commissioners to set policy and the
mayor to implement policy. "We can always go to the
mayor with questions," he said, or ask the mayor for
permission to speak to staff. Bypassing the mayor just
creates confusion. It's like "Who's on first?" he sug-
gested.
Cramer disagreed. She's been "frustrated" about
not being able to get information and she maintained
that "we have a right to contact people about city busi-
ness."
The mayor retorted that at times she believes she's
being "micro-managed." The commission needs to
decide what's legislative and administrative, and leave
.the "day-to-day administration of the city" to the
mayor.
Commissioners can come to her anytime and talk
about issues or ask questions, she said.
In other workshop business, commissioners agreed
to have City Attorney Jim Dye prepare an ordinance
that would prohibit or severely restrict the use of pile-
drivers to install foundations. Woodland asked that
local contractors come to the first hearing on such an
ordinance to give input.

Paving dispute
Commissioners also heard the latest on the Oak/
Tarpon Avenues paving fiasco, with Steve Ayers of
contractor APAC blaming McKay and Tom Wilcox of
Baskerville-Donovan Inc., the city's engineering firm,
and Wilcox pointing the finger at Ayers and APAC.
After nearly an hour of discussion on who is to
blame, Miller got Ayers to admit that his company was
concerned about the lack of a prime coat of asphalt
before the start, but proceeded with the job. Ayers
claimed both Wilcox and McKay said the city couldn't
afford a prime coat when he asked about installing one.
That's an essential procedure for a solid road, he said.
"In our opinion, the road engineering was designed
incorrectly," Ayers contended.
"So why go ahead if you knew it was going to be
bad?" asked Miller. "You signed a warrant to do the
work," he added. Guilty as charged, replied Ayers.
Ayers was also surprised to learn that the contract
he signed with the city for the paving job calls for a
three-year guarantee, not one year as he told commis-
sioners.
Enough, said Quam. Either the job needs to be
fixed to everyone's satisfaction or the city needs to
declare that APAC has abandoned the project. The
compromise solution would cost the city an additional
$9,000 above the $33,000 contract price. Total cost of
the added repairs would be about $13,500 with APAC
kicking in $4,500. Wilcox said BDI would do about
$10,000 worth of engineering at no charge to the city
as its share.
Quam moved payment to APAC, including the
additional cost, to the July 22 regular meeting for a
vote.


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by Rick Catlin


Islander helped save wounded
soldiers in WWII by air
Richard "Dick" Hennessey of Anna Maria remem-
bers the day he was drafted into the U.S. Army in
World War II in his hometown of Dayton, Ohio.
"I was drafted at 3 p.m. on Aug. 23, 1942, and sent
to Ft. Thomas in Kentucky that afternoon. The next
morning at 5:30 a.m., I was woken up for K.P. (kitchen
police) duty. I didn't even know what that was and I
didn't even have a uniform."
The Army quickly straightened him out.
Surprisingly, when he asked to be assigned to the
medical corps, the Army honored his request and sent
him to train as a medic.
After basic training, he volunteered for Air Evacu-
ation School, which was a new concept in treating
wounded.
"We were to load wounded soldiers in a combat
zone onto a C-47 and fly them back to a hospital. We
were to treat the wounded on the planes while return-
ing to base," said Dick.
He requested assignment to a combat group and
eventually got his wish. Dick was assigned to the 436th
Troop Carrier Group, 82nd Troop Carrier Squadron.
He went through the School of Aviation Medicine in
Texas, and was then assigned to a base in North Caro-
lina, where he took his first flight in a glider.
The 436th was deployed to England in December
1943 and Dick got to cross the Atlantic on the Queen
Mary, which had been converted to a troop carrier for
the war.
On June 5, 1944, he and other air evac medics were
ordered into "battle dress" in preparation for the D-Day
landings the next day.
Medics were assigned to each C-47 and glider car-
rying paratroopers for the invasion. The idea was that
if a soldier or a member of the air crew was wounded
by flak during the flight, the medic could treat them im-
mediately and possibly save a life.
Dick remembers that he didn't get an aircraft as-
signment, but was ordered to remain behind as ground
support. He also remembers that the squadron leader
didn't make his flight because of "cerebral vascular
spasm," another term for someone losing their nerve.
Ten days later, Dick and the 82nd were shipped off
to Italy by way of Marrakesh in Africa.


U.S. Army medic Dick Hennessey in the doorway of a
C-47 transport plane prior to a medical evacuation
mission to the front lines in Europe during World
War II.

During his stay in Italy, Dick visited Vatican City
and got an audience with the pope. "I still cherish his
blessing, and being Irish to boot, I figure there's a spe-
cial place for me up yonder."
But Italy wasn't all sight-seeing and visiting the
beaches. The group participated in Operation Anvil, the
invasion of southern France on Aug. 15, 1944.
Dick and other medics began air evacuation flights
to the invasion forces, bringing in supplies and carry-
ing out wounded. He saw plenty of broken bodies and
seriously wounded men during this time.
The group returned to England in late August and
participated in a number of evacuation trips to Belgium
and Luxembourg. Then came Operation Market-Gar-
den in September 1944 and the group lost a number of
medics on the gliders that crashed on Dutch soil.
"We lost a lot of men and planes. The glider mis-
sions were a disaster," remembered Dick.
Two weeks later in London, Dick saw first-hand a
German V-2 rocket (buzz bomb) when one flew over-
head about two blocks away and exploded.
Dick and other medics went on air evacuation mis-
sions to Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge,
weather permitting, and the 82nd was transferred to
France near the front lines in February 1945.
By this time, the Germans had introduced the ME-
262 jet fighter plane and the Allies were offering a re-
ward to any German pilot who would land one at an
Allied airbase and surrender his plane. One day while
on duty at the airfield where the squadron was sta-
tioned, an ME-262 landed. Dick was the only person
on duty at the field that day.
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Valuable medic
Richard "Dick" Hennessey of Anna Maria was an air
evacuation medic in WWII. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

him. I didn't speak German and he didn't speak En-
glish, but I motioned for him to stay by the plane and
went to find an officer. I was probably one of the first
Americans to see an ME-262 up close."
The Germans surrendered in early May, but air evacu-
ations continued from the front lines and included prison-
ers of war and those who had survived the Nazi concen-
tration camps. The condition of the camp survivors is one
memory Dick has carried for nearly 60 years.
Eventually, the 82nd was ordered back to the
United States where it was to train for the invasion of
Japan.
Back in Dayton on leave, Dick got the news that
the atom bomb had been dropped on Japan. There
would be no more invasions, no more air evac, no more
wounded and dying men. He reported back to his unit
in Missouri and was soon discharged from the Army.
"After all I had seen, it was good to go home,"
admitted Dick.
As a medic, he saw his share of "blood and gore,
the broken and decapitated bodies, the plane and glider
crashes, the broken cities and the looks of hungry chil-
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not through my eyes," he added.
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
July 4, 300 block of Gulf Boulevard on the beach,
battery. According to the report, a man was punched in
the nose after allegedly throwing sand on another man
at the beach. The victim's nose was bleeding but not
broken, according to the report, and the suspect left the
scene before deputies arrived.
July 4, 300 block of North Bay Boulevard, domes-
tic battery. A deputy reportedly gave a woman a do-
mestic violence packet after she approached his vehicle
claiming her boyfriend had been abusive.
July 4, 100 block of Willow Avenue, lost/recovered
child. A deputy was flagged down in reference to a lost 9-
year-old. The child was at a large family gathering and
drifted away from the backyard party. Approximately 15
minutes later, employees at the Sandbar restaurant notified
the Anna Maria Sheriffs office substation of a found
child, who turned out to be the lost child.

Bradenton Beach
July 2, 2300 Gulf Drive S., beach parking, bur-
glary. According to the report, a credit card and cash
were stolen from a car.
July 3, 100 block of Third Street South, domestic
disturbance. Officers were called after an argument
between the complainant and his girlfriend's son be-
came heated. The son was asked to leave the residence
and officers stood by until a friend came to pick him up.
July 4, 900 block of Gulf Drive South, theft. A
woman reported her keys stolen after she left them on
the beach while she went swimming.
July 4, 500 block of Gulf Drive South, theft. A
woman reported that she set up her beach umbrella
prior to taking a walk and when she returned more than
an hour later her umbrella and other items were gone.
July 6, 2307 Gulf Drive N., Sand Pebble Beach
Resort, Baker Act. A woman was transported to a treat-
ment facility under the Baker Act after threatening to
harm herself and telling officers the ghosts in her mo-


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Manatee County Sheriff's Office deputies Sal
Magro and Gary Sellito of the MCSO Anna Maria
sub-station were recently honored for their help in
finding a 5-year-old child who wandered away from
his mother while on the beach in Anna Maria.
The boy's mother, Becky Cosgrove of
Bradenton, presented some homemade cookies to the
deputies, who were on duty when the mother reported
that the boy was missing.
"The system worked perfectly," said Sgt. John
Kenney, head of the sub-station.
As soon as the mother reported the child missing,
said Kenney, "Sal and Gary immediately got a de-
scription of the boy and alerted Holmes Beach and
Bradenton Beach police and other MCSO units," he
said. The officers set up a missing-persons command
post, then one got on the ATV and went south, while
the other walked north along the beach.
After about 25 minutes, the youth was found near


tel room were using the radar unit in the patrol vehicle
to listen to her conversations.

Holmes Beach
July 2, 700 block of Manatee Avenue, battery. A
woman was arrested after she hit her boyfriend on the
head with a beer bottle for allegedly talking to another
girl. She was charged with aggravated battery, resist-
ing arrest with violence and obstruction by a disguised
person for giving officers a false name. The victim was
transported to Blake Medical Center for treatment for
his head injury.
July 4, 5901 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach Skate
Park, trespass. A 19-year-old was given a trespass
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Magro and Sellito said they appreciated the letter,
but the home-baked cookies were even better.
"I think this incident speaks very highly of the
caliber of deputies we have in Anna Maria and the co-
operation that all three law enforcement agencies on
the Island exhibit. Thankfully, this story had a happy
ending, and I commend Gary and Sal for knowing
exactly what to do," said Kenney.


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July 7, 6200 block of Holmes Boulevard, theft. A
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July 8, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn, burglary.
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Wednesday, July 14
9 a.m. Horseshoe games at Anna Maria City
Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
10:30 a.m. Friends of the Island Branch Library
Book Club at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

Friday, July 16
8 p.m. "First House of Neptune" opens at the
Manatee Players Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St.,
Bradenton. Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.

Saturday, July 17
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.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Snooty's 56th Birthday Bash
and Wildlife Awareness Festival at the South Florida
Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information:
746-4131, ext. 22.
1:30 to 2:30 p.m. "The True Entity of All Phe-
nomena" introduction to Buddhism at the South Mana-
tee Branch Library, 6081 26th St. W., Bradenton. Infor-
mation: 755-3892.
2p.m. "First House of Neptune" at the Manatee
Players Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St.,
Bradenton. Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.
8p.m. "First House of Neptune" at the Manatee
Players Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St.,
Bradenton. Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.
8 to 10p.m. Bioluminescence night paddle with
the Sierra Club at Emerson Point Park in Palmetto..
Information: 729-8006, or 747-2801. Donation re-
quested.
8 to 11 p.m. "Do Ya, Do Ya, Do Ya Wanna
Dance?" at the Bradenton Woman's Club, 1705 Mana-
tee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 773-0177. Fee
applies.

Sunday, July 18
6:30 a.m. Longboat Key turtle crawl/beach walk
with the Sierra Club. Information: 752-3200. Donation
requested.
11 a.m. Beach Olympics at the Sandbar restau-
rant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-
1696. Proceeds benefit the America Cancer Society's
Reaching Out to Cancer Kids program.
2 p.m. "First House of Neptune" final show at
the Manatee Players Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main
St., Bradenton. Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.

Monday, July 19
1:30p.m. Manatee Poetry Group meeting at the


The celebrated manatee Snooty will observe
his 56th birthday Saturday, July 17, with a few
thousand of his close friends at Parker Aquarium.
The event is open to the public free 10 a.m.-2
p.m. in the Spanish Plaza of the South Florida Mu-
seum and Parker Manatee Aquarium, 201 10th St.
W., Bradenton.
Featured will be children's games and art, free
cookies and juice, a display of Snooty birthday
cards submitted for a card contest, John Storm's
"World of Reptiles" show, and booths from Mote
Marine Laboratory, Lowry Park Zoo, Jungle Gar-
dens and others.
In honor of the aquarium's best-known animal,
admission charges to the museum and aquarium will
be reduced all day to $7 for adults, $4 for children.


Central Library, 1301 Barcarrota Blvd. W., Bradenton.
Information: 794-0259.
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Safe-boating class at the Anna
Maria Island Power Squadron, 1200 71st St. N.W.,
Bradenton. Information: 714-0449. Fee applies.

Tuesday, July 20
8:30 a.m. to noon Health screenings at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria. Pre-registration: 888-667-7587. Fee
applies.
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. "Florida Waterways Adventures"
children's program presented by the Sarasota Ski-A-
Rees at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.
6:30 p.m. Homebuyer workshop with Ursula
Stemm and Marilyn Despirito at the West Manatee Fire
& Rescue Station No. 1, 6001 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 739-9300, or 778-7777.

Wednesday, July 21
9 a.m. Horseshoe games at Anna Maria City
Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.

Ongoing:
Watercolor paintings by Pamela Bingham at the
Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach,
through July 17. Information: 778-6648.
Fourth Annual Shakespeare on the Island pre-
sentation of "Merry Wives of Windsor" at the Island


Snooty was born July 21, 1948, at the Mi-
ami Aquarium and Tackle Co., the first manatee
ever born in captivity. Named "Baby Shoots,"
he was brought to Bradenton for the 1949
DeSoto celebration and never left town. He has
charmed more than a million visitors of all ages
since then.
He was joined in 1998 by his first pool mate,
Newton, who suffered from health complica-
tions and died six months later. He's had other
pool mates, young manatees that needed a year
in rehabilitation with him before going home to
the wild. They include Mo, Palma Sola, DeSoto
Park and Salvador.
Details may be obtained by calling 746-
4131.


Players, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, through July
17. Information: 778-5755. Fee applies.
Contemporary art display by Pamela Seiber at
the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, through July 31. Information: 778-6341.
Wiffle 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
Clyde Butcher at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th
St. W., Bradenton, through August. Information: 746-
4131. Fee applies.
"Road Trip to Mars and Beyond" summer camp
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Mag-
nolia Ave., Anna Maria, through Aug. 6. Information:
778-1908. Fee applies.
Paintings of Lee Mears at the Island Gallery
West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, through Aug.
14. Information: 778-6648.
Student photography exhibit at the South Florida
Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton, through Aug. 29.
Information: 746-4131. Fee applies.
Roller hockey at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, through
Oct. 30. Information: 778-1908.

Upcoming:
"Alligators" at the Riverfront Theatre July 23-
25.
Safe-boating class at the Anna Maria Island
Power Squadron July 26.
"Art for Fun's Sake" children's program at the Is-
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Island welcome respite from Iraq


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
"It's 130, 140 degrees in Iraq, so I came here where
it's only in the 90s and caught a cold."
He's downright happy to have the cold as long as
it comes with Anna Maria Island, and it's the only
downside to his two-week R&R visit to his family on
the Island.
U.S. Army Pfc. Ed Elbert has been in the Iraqi
desert for six months and faces another six at least, so
he's making the most of his time here. His wife Mel-
issa and their two children are doing their very best to
make it totally memorable.
Melissa brought the children, 5 and 3, to the Island
during the winter to be near her parents, Marc and
Mary Deur of Holmes Beach. The folks also helped the
soldier spring a great surprise on their daughter.
Melissa knew he was due for a brief visit sometime
in July, but nobody but the Army knew just when. He
got word to the Deurs at the last minute, they met him
at the airport in Tampa and drove him home, unbe-
knownst to Melissa she was out running errands.
His 5-year-old daughter knew him instantly and
joyously, the 3-year-old son wasn't sure for a moment
and then shrieked and ran to him "and boy, what a re-
lief."
Their reception was nothing compared to
Melissa's. She came into the home unprepared and
took one look at her husband and screamed and wept
her welcome and overwhelmed Ed. He's still catching
his breath.
They met and married in Michigan, and he soon
went to Germany on Army assignment. Wife and kids
joined him at Schweinfurt and they lived there until
Iraq beckoned. Germany's where they all plan to be
when his Iraq tour ends, maybe in six months, more
likely more.
He is at a forward operating base (FOB in Army
lingo) at Tikrit in a support platoon for infantrymen -
hauling ammunition, water, food and all the other ne-
cessities. He drives a truck in convoys about half of his
duty time, and mans a machine gun on the truck the
other half.
The convoys are frequently attacked by dissident
Iraquis and foreign volunteers, usually with explosive
devices that are becoming more sophisticated. They are
triggered remotely by such means as cell phones, he
said, and "it's really frustrating. When you're pulling


U.S. Army Pfc. Ed Elbert is spending his leave on the Island with his family:
son Jared.


people out of a blown-up vehicle there's no identifica-
tion of a target, no knowing if you'll be taking more fire
or where you can shoot."
He also pulls guard duty in a tower at the base, and
has some supposedly free time between those duties,
"but we usually get collected for other details then."
The base, incidentally, is housed in a partially com-
pleted palace Saddam Hussein was having built.
The Army has strung electric wires and partitioned
off rooms within the brick walls, where Elbert and his
mates sleep on folding canvas cots that. haven't
changed much since the Civil War. Food comes in plas-
tic containers from a nearby FOB, but "it's always
cold."
"When you go to the latrine, you have to put on
tactical gear, Kevlar, helmet, combat jacket and all, and
by the time you get there you're soaked with sweat.
The rooms have small air-conditioning units in win-
dows, but the power goes out pretty often and the sweat
stays."
This time of year the temperature is 130 and up at
midday, he said, and dust is everywhere.
He and his outfit are not encouraged for Iraq's fu-


ture. "A good part of our job is to train their National
Guard to be able to support their own government,"
Elbert said. "Our convoys supply them, too, and the
difference between them and our soldiers ... Well, it's
hard to see them ready anytime soon to take over their
own defense.
"You know, the Middle East history has been war,
war, war since Biblical times, over territory and reli-
gion. They most likely will go right back to that when
we leave."
Elbert isn't certain what he'll be doing when his
Iraq deployment ends. Soldiers nowadays are uncertain
about tomorrow, whether their deployment will be ex-
tended and how much, even whether their enlistments
will be stretched involuntarily.
But when his life finally settles down he thinks he
may go back to school. Or maybe take advantage of a
service benefit, a guarantee of a job with an interna-
tional trucking company. He'd like to come to the Is-
land to live, where he and Melissa celebrated their first
anniversary. However that turns out, he's enjoying
family and freedom and Anna Maria Island until he
leaves again Monday.


Florida's Gulf Coast gaining on Hollywood


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Do you really, really want to make a motion pic-
ture? Have you got a spare $10,000?
Has Pam Kline got a deal for you!
She is film commissioner for Sarasota County, and
she and her Manatee counterpart, Gail Werner, have
some big pictures behind them and are working on still
more ahead.
Kline does her job full time, while Werner also has
to function mostly as fiscal specialist for the Manatee
County Convention and Visitors Bureau. Both have
their hands full. The area has become a prime setting
for all kinds of photographic work, from catalogue il-
lustration shoots to TV commercials to magazine ad-
vertisements to major movies.
Kline said that it is possible, just, to get a movie
project going with an investment as low as $10,000.
Ultimately it will add zeroes, but that's down the road.
If you don't have a script, Kline has a whole shelf
full of them in her office in the Convention and Visi-
tors Bureau quarters on U.S. 41, and knows dozens of
writers and actors and production people who want to
help you start a project.
She can give you a start, and no more. The rest is
up to you, with her help: finance, people, locations,
equipment, sets it's all here on the Gulf Coast.
Dozens of production companies have discovered
this over the years, and more are coming every year,
said Manatee's Werner. Not movies exclusively,
though that's where the glamor and big bucks are.
Photography is under way here for Eddie Bauer,
Beall's other major retail outlets. Some of the shots
go int; others television commercials and


Filmed in large part on Coquina Beach, "Seven
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print advertisements.
"Usually I need to know what kind of shooting it will
be," Werner said. "I can help if I know the size of the crew
involved, whether they're hiring here or bringing the crew,
estimated time they'll spend in the county, insurance, all
the details. If it's a controversial script, I'll need to take it
to the county commission. Usually the government is not
involved, unless the filming needs roads closed, a build-
ing blown up, or like that."
Sarasota and Manatee offices work together, said
Sarasota's Kline, for there's a lot of overlap in their
locations and professional people. "I've sent people to
locations in Manatee County such as Cortez and the
Gamble Plantation in Manatee County, for instance."
Catalogs are easy and they are the area's bread and
butter for photo shoots. "They come and go and don't
bother anyone and nobody knows they're around," she
said. "They book a lot of rooms, eat a lot of food, do
their work and leave and leave their money here."


Millions of dollars are involved, though no one can
calculate the total. "Out of Time" with Denzel Wash-
ington, filmed partly in Cortez two years ago, left an es-
timated $4 million in the area. Same with "Great Ex-
pectations," shot earlier in Cortez as a major location.
A picture that was produced locally by a local com-
pany, "The Yellow Balloon" by Landers ProductionZ,
has just been completed and will premiere in Sarasota
in August.
Television especially likes the area, she said.
"They like our water and our beaches and our ar-
chitecture and our lush foliage. Garden shows love
Selby Gardens, of course, and Myakka State Park has
some kind of camera magic in the way the light comes
through the trees.
"I just sent a location group to Cortez as a location
similar to Provincetown, Mass. Another company just
did a Honda commercial, starting in Myakka, then on
to another road, finally a watery road with an alligator.
We provided it all, with some arranging."
England's BBC is fond of the area, she said. The
British are gardeners, and there's a lot of attractive
gardening here. Gamble Plantation is a favorite, and
Old Bradenton, and Solomon's Castle in mid-county.
And always the beach and the water. It just doesn't
get any better anywhere than here, photographically or
any other way.
Business will only get bigger and better in the area
and in the state, Kline believes: "We are working on
doing more movie work locally, starting our own cre-
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part of overall development."
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Lynn Berndt is "Sally Shopper" for Island residents
unable to do errands such as grocery shopping, picking
up medications and laundry or taking the family pet to
the veterinarian. Islander Photo: Paul Roat

A helping hand
from Sally Shopper
Lynn Berndt remembers a time in her life after a
family tragedy when leaving home to buy groceries or
pay the water bill was "the last thing on my mind. All
I wanted to do was stay inside."
She also remembers when she was seriously ill and
unable to leave the house, yet had no one to help her
shop, pay bills, pick up medicines or go to the post
office.
She also remembers when she used to take her
grandmother grocery shopping every Friday. Lending
a helping hand to someone in need is a memory that
will "forever be strong in my heart," she said.
So, it's no surprise that she recently founded Sally
Shopper as a service to help those who are bedridden
or can't get out of the house for one reason or another.
Sally Shopper buys groceries, picks up medicines, pays
bills and handles a multitude of other chores for any-
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For more information on Sally Shopper, call 914-
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Holmes Beach charter captain
now on TV
The Sports Animal Fishing Show on WDAE 620
AM-radio every Sunday has now added its own tele-
vision show, according to Holmes Beach resident and
co-host Capt. Scott Hopp.
The television show will air monthly on NBC
Channel-8 from 2-2:30 p.m. as a lead-in to NASCAR
racing on the station. The first show was filmed in Boca
Grande and broadcast Sunday, July 11
Capt. Scott said the shows will become weekly
starting in January and will be filmed at various Florida
fishing locations.
To reach Capt. Scott, call 232-4581.

Cards for fun
Island resident "Joey" with no last name is now
offering Special Readings
Se by Joey for Island entertain-
ment and fun. With more
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"Joey" gives private ses-
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other media. She also con-
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special events. For more in-
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Sun power saves money
Rainer and Tina Plabst of Holmes Beach are


looking to the power of the sun to save Islanders a lot
of money on their electric bills.
The couple recently formed Power of the Sun Inc.
to sell solar water heaters directly to homeowners. The
company also operates a wholesale division.
The Solarmaxx unit can heat and store up to 80
gallons of water and is ideal for residential or commer-
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gallons.
"And they both save you a lot of money," added
Rainer. "These units don't use electricity, but the heat
of the sun."
Units are easy to operate and install, although pro-
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the power of the sun saving you money" noted Rainer,
no pun intended.
For more information on Power of the Sun, call
Rainer or Tina at 739-9145 or 447-0603.

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THE ISLANDER U JULY 14, 2004 U PAGE 19


Manatee County rules District 16 Little League


By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Reporter
The District 16 Little League tournament came to
an end Friday, July 9, at the Braden River baseball
complex with the Manatee East 11-12 All-Stars shut-
ting out Venice National 12-0 for the win. Pitcher Ryan
Hueler and his battery-mate Jake Carlton were the story
in this game with Heuler tossing a complete-game,
two-hit shutout, while Carlton hit a trio of three-run
home runs to provide the offense for the "beasts from
the east."
This is the same team that pummeled the Island's
11-12 All-Stars 29-0 in the opening game of the tour-
nament June 26, so the Islanders can put the loss to bed
knowing they lost to the best team in the tourney field.
The Island 11-12s also dropped a 13-0 tourney
decision to runner-up Venice National, which makes it
apparent the Islanders were in one of the tougher pools
in the tournament.
Other Manatee County teams claiming tournament
titles include Manatee National's 9-10 squad, which
defeated East Central Sarasota 15-4 to finish the tour-
ney with an undefeated record. Meanwhile Braden
River captured the Junior and Senior Division tourna-
ments. Their Senior League team defeated Sarasota 7-
2 behind a complete-game five hitter from Justin
Sauveur, while their Junior League team defeated
Manatee National 8-4 to end the season for our three
Island representatives on that team.
Though certainly not an official statistic, this is the
first time that this writer can remember when Manatee
County teams swept all four age divisions and, more
importantly, that Sarasota failed to advance one team
beyond district play.
The 11-12 Manatee East All-Stars did it the hard
way by falling into the loser's bracket after dropping
an 11-0 decision to Venice National, their second loss
to them in a week. Manatee East never lost faith
though, as they came through with a 3-2 victory over
Sarasota Central thanks to a walk-off double by Joe
Reda that scored Mick Olitsky with the winning run.
The come-from-behind win put Manatee East into
position that required them to beat Venice National two
times in a row to win the tourney. They accomplished
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roe.
In 9-10 action, Manatee National completed an un-
defeated tourney with a 15-4 win over East Central
Sarasota behind a complete-game pitching effort from
Cord Sandberg and a two-run home run from Kori
Harrelson. Tyler Schoppelrey added a trio of singles
and two runs scored, while winning pitcher Sandberg
contributed an RBI double to the victory.
The Junior League tourney was a coming-out party
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National dropped an 8-4 decision in the Junior
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ond inning when Carldon Collins ripped a two-run
home run over the center-field fence to put Braden
River in a hole for the first time in the tourney.
Braden River righted their ship in the fourth inning
when Michael Cass came up with the bases loaded and
unloaded a grand slam to break the game open. Two
errors and a walk set the table for Cass, who was on last
year's team and the 1 1-12 Braden River team that came
within one win of advancing to Williamsport and the
Little League World Series.
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Sports
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 19


Pat Cole took the loss despite allowing only four
hits during his six-inning pitching performance. Cole
also added a single and one run scored, while Collins
went 2-for-3. Shane Pelkey's home run streak finally
came to an end as Braden River held him hitless.
Manatee National advanced to the finals by defeat-
- ing Manatee East 6-5, rallying to tie the score at 5-5
with three runs in the sixth inning. Manatee East came
back to load the bases with no outs, but National got out
of the jam to set the stage for a seventh-inning rally.
Shane Pelkey started the rally with a lead-off single
to left field. Two walks loaded the bases for Tanner
Pelkey, who worked the pitcher for a walk to score
courtesy runner Trevor Seeley with the winning run to
advance Manatee National to the title game.
Shane Pelkey went 2-for-4, including a homer and
two runs scored, while Bobby Dixon added a two-run
single and one run scored. Pat Cole and Tanner Pelkey
each added singles to the Manatee National offensive
attack in the victory.
Manatee National players stared elimination in the
face and bounced back in their second game behind a
complete-game six-hitter by Pat Cole. Cole allowed six
hits and struck out four while also contributing an RBI
double and two runs scored in the 10-2 victory over
Manatee Central. Shane Pelkey led off the game with
his second homer in two games, while Scott Wollett
added a pair of doubles and three RBIs. Carldon
Collins singled and scored three runs and Nathan
Mozelski had a pair of singles and one run scored in the
victory.
Manatee National opened the double-elimination
round of the tournament against pool-two winner
Manatee East and dropped a 12-9 decision. Pat Cole
went 2-for-5 and scored a pair of runs, while Scott
Wollett went 2-for-4 including a double and two runs
scored. Shane Pelkey drew first blood for Manatee
National when he hit the first home run of his young
career.
The four Manatee County teams now advance to
sectional play, which begins Saturday, July 17, in
Bonita Springs and Ft. Myers. Good luck, Manatee
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13, was still a sad day for local golf aficionados when
they send off their final foursome at 11:30 a.m.
My friends and I logged hundreds of rounds of
golf there because it was convenient place to play
and it was one of the few courses that are walkable.
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Wanda from the snack bar, who made the best tuna
salad and egg salad sandwiches in the world, will be
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served as Palma Sola's golf pros over the years.
Baranek was the head pro for the last seven years,
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Dolphin football teams until July 23. Cost for the
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Farewell Palma Sola. Next on the condo chopping
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All of the excitement generated by the Devil Rays'
recent run of success (Major League Baseball's best
30-10 record over past 40 games) came crashing to a
halt after a four-game sweep by the New York Yankees
July 8-11.
The Rays came into the series a mere three and a
half games behind the second-place Red Sox and then
stumbled to the three-day All-Star break six and a half
games behind.
How far apart are the Yankees and the Rays? Let's
start with a comparison of salaries. The Yankees pay
out a whopping $184 million for its 25-man roster that
includes Derek Jeter, A-Rod, Jason Giambi, Bernie
Williams, Mike Mussina, Javier Vasquez and Mariano
Rivera, while the Rays' payroll is $23 million, which
is actually $7 million less because the St. Louis Cardi-
nals pay that portion of Tino Martinez' salary.
Despite the disappointing series, Rays fans, play-
ers and ownership have to feel pretty good about the
team's progress. Their 41-45 record is by far their best
record at this point in the season, as is their current
third-place position in the standings.
It would be nice to hear the Rays discussing
plans to bring in ace pitcher Randy Johnson or some
veteran pitcher who could stabilize their starting
rotation, but the Johnson rumors have him heading
to the Yankees.
There will be changes for the Devil Rays, but not
those kinds of changes. Look for more of our young
talent in the minor leagues to start appearing in the
lineup so manager Lou Pinella can evaluate them on
the big stage. Players like B.J. Upton, Delmon
Young, Joey Gathright and Jorge Cantu all have a
chance to be with the big club before too long, while
pitchers Doug Waechter and Seth McClung are set
to make a return from the disabled list.
The Rays still have a realistic chance of finishing
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Sea turtle nests rise to 80 on Island


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Six new nests over the weekend brought the to-
tal to 80 sea turtle nests on Anna Maria Island, far
below the 200 that could be expected in a good year
for loggerheads.
Still, it's better than many in Anna Maria Island
Turtle Watch feared earlier in the season that began
in May. Suzi Fox, director of Turtle Watch here and
holder of the state's marine turtle preservation per-
mit for the Island, said the nesting rate seems about
equal to the average this year throughout the state.
Nobody knows yet why the reproduction rate is so
low.
Each city on the Island got attention from the
mother loggerheads, with three of the new nests on
Anna Maria's beach, two in Bradenton Beach, one
in Holmes Beach.
Mid-July is considered the peak for new nests,
Fox said. Since incubation is about 60 days, baby
turtles may start showing up any night now. Their
mothers bury eggs resembling pingpong balls a
couple of feet below the surface and let sun and sand
finish the job.
Meanwhile, Turtle Watch has joined two re-
search projects.
One will track.the temperatures in nests, "giving
us an overall picture of our turtle beach," Fox said.
Last weekend she and other volunteers dug down to
place quarter-size devices at the bottom of nests;
these devices will transmit data to Fox's computer
for tabulation and transfer to the state.
The other project involves a tube that allows vol-
unteers to measure oxygen levels in a nest "where
the egg clutches are." The eggs are totally self-con-
tained for the first month, although water permeable,
but then need external oxygen or the babies suffo-
cate.
Volunteers are doing the same at all renourished
beaches in Florida, Fox said. The Island's participa-
tion in the program was held up until money became
available, and the price of the temperature "loggers"
came down from $100 to $10.
Details may be obtained by calling 778-1435 or
visiting the Turtle Watch Education Center, 5408
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.



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Ten years ago in the July 14,1994, issue of
The Islander, headlines announced that:
The Holmes Beach City Commission agreed to
draft a resolution opposing any roundabout at the
Manatee Avenue intersection with Manatee Public
Beach.
The Bradenton Beach City Commission proposed
a tax increase of 27 percent with a millage rate of
3.4457. At the same time, the proposed city budget for
1994-95 would be $1.4 million, a 36 percent jump from
last year's $1 million budget.
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch Director Chuck
Shumard said Turtle Watch is keeping an eye on ap-
proximately 8,000 turtle eggs, about 2,000 more than
last year at the same time.

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Baby, it's hot, hot, hot outside


An informal, highly unscientific survey has in-
dicated that none of us can remember it being as hot
as early as it is right now:
.Now, I'd like to think that I'm not a wimp when
it comes to warm weather. Heck, as a Little Roat
growing up in Bradenton Beach, we didn't even have
air conditioning until I was old enough to drive a car.
Maybe because I'm older or something now, but
1 can't seem to stop sweating when I go outside for
the last few days. Even first thing in the morning.
There may be some evidence to validate my per-
sonal beliefs. Progress Energy, the outfit that pro-
vides electricity to Pinellas County, reported record-
setting energy expenditures in late June. No reports
since from the power company, but if they're crank-
ing up the juice in late June, think what we've got to
look forward to later this summer.
Even a dunk in the Gulf of Mexico doesn't help
much, with water temperatures at the 90-degree mark
already this season and don't even talk about the
spa-like feel of the bays.

Water temp factoid
A journalism colleague became fascinated with
Gulf water temps a few years ago and started talking
to lots of scientific types about just how warm the
waters can get.
The result: Not much more than 90 degrees.
The reason: Evaporation.
It seems that the evaporation of water tends to
cool the surface and keep the high temperature at not
much more than 89 degrees. In fact, the weather guys
in Ruskin said they couldn't find a reading higher
than 90 in a cursory check of readings going back a
bunch of years.
I remembered some 90-degree-plus days and
called the folks up to mention it, but they stuck to
their records and, since all I had was a vague recol-
lection without any data to back it up, I'll stick with
what they say.

In the cool of the evening,
it's gator season
The annual alligator hunt began Monday, with
the issuance of permits changing slightly this year.
New is the replacement of the former random
drawing for permits with a first-come, first-served
system, according to officials with the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Commission, which is ad-
ministering the program.
Anyone interested in catching an alligator can re-
serve a permit at any county tax collector's office,
authorized sporting goods store or other retailer sell-
ing hunting or fishing licenses, online at
www.wildlifelicense.com/fl or by calling toll-free 1-
888-486-8356, or 1-888-347-4356.
"The best way to reserve a permit is through the
Internet," said Harry Dutton, head of the FWC's Alli-
gator Management Section. "By doing so, you'll avoid
lines and any other delays you might encounter at walk-
up locations or with the toll-free number."
Approximately 3,800 permits will be available.
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period between Sept. I and Oct. 8.
To be eligible for a permit, applicants must be at
least 18 years old by Sept. 1. Anyone convicted of
violating wildlife laws relating to alligator trapping
within the past five years, or violating laws relating
to endangered crocodilians within the past 10 years,
is ineligible to take part in the hunt.
To reserve a permit, participants must submit
payment for an alligator trapping license and two
validation tags, or provide proof of a valid alligator
trapping license plus the fee for two hide validation
tags.
Cost for the license isn't cheap: $271.50 at a tax
collector's office or $272 at other locations. Non-
resident fees are $1,021.50 at a tax collector's office
or $1,022 at other locations. There's an extra couple
bucks if you go online, too.
And once you've got a license, don't expect a re-
bate if you get cold feet and decide the last thing you
want to do is start wrestling a 10-foot-long toothy
reptile in the dead of night. "License fees for partici-
pants in the statewide alligator harvest are non-re-
fundable except under extraordinary conditions such
as incapacitating illness or injury of the license
holder (documented by a sworn physician's state-
ment), military obligations or death," according to
the FWC in a rather no-nonsense statement, and "re-
funds will not be granted, regardless of circum-
stances, after Sept. 1."
The FWC strongly encourages permitted trap-
pers to attend a no-cost, three-hour training and ori-
entation program that will take place throughout the
state during July and August. Date and location no-
tices will be in permit packages.
Considering that I just paid more for a lowly, al-
beit legal, alligator belt than the cost of catching two
full-size alligators, though, the price doesn't seem all
that bad.
You can get more information online at
www.myFWC.com/alligator.

Scale attack in your garden?
"Deadly scales attack sago plants," is the head-
line offered by Jane Morse, the Manatee County hor-
ticulture extension agent.
Apparently something called the Cycad
Aulacaspis Scale (Aulacaspis yasumatsui), also
called the Asian Cycad Scale, explodes on cycads -
sago palms in July and August. "This is an
invasive exotic pest insect which completely covers
sagos and other members of the cycad family and
eventually kills them," Morse said. You can tell if


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snowed on them.
She advises treatment to consist of spraying the
entire plant with horticultural oil or fish oil, and re-
move dead scale insects. A few days later, or the day
before re-treatment, remove dead scales which are
still clinging to the plant, with the best treatment
method to spray the plant with water or by using a
brush, then re-treat with oil. Seven to ten days fol-
lowing the first application, make another applica-
tion of horticultural oil or fish oil. It will take sev-
eral weeks to control the scale.
"Fronds can be removed initially to get the in-
sects under control," Morse added, but "continual
removal of the infested fronds will not manage this
pest, it will only hasten the decline and death of the
sago due to starvation. Plants produce food in their
leaves. Using systemic insecticides alone to control
this pest will usually fail. This scale travels on the
wind, so it will re-infest from neighboring yards, as
well as from the upper root system of infested
plants."
Gardening is never-ending, isn't it?

Beach story from the south
Our friends on south Siesta Key are moving for-
ward on their first-ever beach renourishment. Cost of
the project is staggering $5.5 million for a two-
mile stretch of beach, compared to about the same
amount we on Anna Maria Island paid for about a 6-
mile stretch of sand.
And get this: Homeowners along the way will
have to pony up a total of $1 million for the project,
as opposed to Islanders having to pay nothing for our
sand. The Siesta Key cost breakout is something like
$550 a year for 10 years for a house valued at $1
million, which is probably the low-end market for
that area, and $1,650 a year for the $3 million
houses.
Probably part of the reason for the added cost of
that project versus ours is the location of the sand
source for the renourishment. For Anna Maria Is-
land, the sand came just off the north tip near Bean
Point. For Siesta, it's seven miles out in the Gulf.
Siesta residents may experience a shock when
the project starts late next year. Lido Beach under-
went a beach renourishment effort about 10 years
ago, taking sand from a deep-water borrow site. The
result was not quite as promised, as the dark gray
sand never really did bleach out to be the pure white
the experts kept saying it would.
Beachgoers and residents of Lido were less than
pleased with the dark sand, which was a lot like
walking on asphalt to get to the shore.
If what happened to Lido happens on Siesta, it
will be fun to listen to the howls, now won't it?

Sandscript factoid
Last year set a record for Florida alligator trap-
ping, with 2,576 gators nabbed by hunters, up from
the previous high of 2,527 in 2000. Average length
of the gators caught, 8 feet, hasn't really changed
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Shrimp scarce, but fish hitting well inshore, offshore
By Capt. Mike Heistand .
Both whitebait and shrimp are hard to get right
now and, factoring in scorching 90-degree waters, fish- .
ing is a little off. Nonetheless, offshore anglers report .
"red-hot" snapper action in the Gulf of Mexico, plus ,
some good catches of grouper and amberjack to 30 -
pounds. ~
Inshore fishing features redfish, trout and some
flounder. For those who are looking for a smoked mul-
let dinner, the fish are starting to school and are getting
bigger.
There are still some tarpon moving around, with
Egmont Key and off the north end of Longboat Key
producing the best action.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he's been fishing off Rattlesnake Point and has
had good results with grouper, snapper, flounder and trout -.
up to 20 inches, all caught on artificial bait. Capt. Thom
added that he's getting water temperature readings at bet-
ter than 93 degrees in the area, by the way.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said in-
shore fishing snapper, redfish and trout are the best bet,
even though shrimp are hard to come by. He suggests
using other bait small pinfish or grunts or
artificial like Cotee jigs, Mr. Twister Exudes or any


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Pete and Lorraine Athas of Sea Trek Dive Shop in
Bradenton Beach have the marker that will be placed
on the shipwreck of the former molasses barge
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Ben Valdivieso, 13, of Holmes Beach, caught this 90-pound tarpon while fishing with Dr. Frank Lanzisera of
Palmna Sola last week. The silver king was caught off Whitney Beach using a pass crab as bait.


lead-headed jigs. Offshore action continues to be red-
hot for snapper, but grouper are a little harder to come
by of late but are still in the deeper waters, about 150
feet or more.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said he doesn't
have many shrimp, but there is bait around the pier and
fishers were able to catch a few mangrove snapper,
mackerel and some big redfish. Tarpon continue to
patrol the pier waters, he added.
Cliff Alcorn at the Anna Maria City Pier said
anglers there are catching mangrove snapper, a few
mackerel, flounder, some keeper-size snook that had to
be released since the season is still closed.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
he's hearing lots of reports of blacktip sharks coming
out of Terra Ceia Bay. Snapper are still hitting near the
Sunshine Skyway Bridge, big jacks have been coming
through the cut and catch-and-release snook are being
caught by Rattlesnake Point.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business out of
Catchers Marina in Holmes Beach said he's putting
his charters onto catch-and-release snook, keeper-size
redfish, mackerel, snapper and some good-size trout.
Teresa Baranowski at Perico Island Bait and
Tackle said redfish are a good bet right now, as are
tarpon off Egmont Key. There are also a few trout be-
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Capt. Matt Denham out of Catchers said he's
bringing in good catches of red grouper to 25 pounds,
gags to 15 pounds, mangrove snapper to 6 pounds,
amberjack to 30 pounds, some small sharks, plus trig-
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Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
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lots of trout, mangrove snapper and reds. He's using
small pinfish as bait under popping corks, and he's
finding snapper are hitting on shrimp better that is,
when he can find shrimp.
On my boat Magic, we've caught a few big redfish
up to 27 inches, trout to 18 inches, snapper to 16 inches,
mackerel to 24 inches and catch-and-release snook. We
also caught a 34-pound barracuda last week.
Good luck and good fishing.
Capt. Mike Heistand is a 20-year-plus fishing
guide. Call him at 779-9607 to provide a fishing report.
Prints and digital images of your catch are also wel-
come and may be dropped off at The Islander, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, or e-mailed to
news@islander.org. Please include identification for
persons in the picture along with information on the
catch and a name and phone number for more infor-
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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.

LEATHER COUCH and love seat. Hunter green,
two end tables, coffee table. Excellent condition,
$1,500. 756-3447.

COMPLETE QUEEN-SIZE bed and matching
dresser with mirror. $175. Call 778-2549.

NORTHWEST AIR round-trip ticket. Use in USA or
to and from Alaska. Travel must begin by Aug. 12,
2004. $345. 778-4523 or 737-0163.

ROUND DINING ROOM table and six chairs, all
wood, great condition $150. New white microwave,
$60. Call 504-2862

HOT TUB COVER $50. Hot tub shell, free. 778-3793.

SOFA: FULL SIZE, burgundy, blue, and tan design.
Like new, $300. Two recliners, one brown, one bur-
gundy, like new, $250 each. 504-2862.

NEW COSTUME JEWELRY: 400 pieces, $50; Hair
jewelry, 100 pieces $10; From Italy, 24-K gold-
plated necklaces and bracelets. 115 pieces, $150.
778-4451.

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, good condition, works great, $1,650. Call Bill,
795-7411.

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


JULY CLEARANCE SALE: 50 percent off bargain
corner. 20 percent off linens and clothing. House-
warmings by Horigans in Essence of Time, Holmes
Beach.

BUTTERFLY PARK BRICK: Purchase a personal-
ized brick in the Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park.
Two lines, $40. Three lines, $50. Pickup form at The
Islander, or call 518-4431 for more information.

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,
color saltwater fish species posters featuring the
snapper family. One per customer.


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 Con-
dominiums" by Ralph B. Hunter. Signed copies
available at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. 778-7978.


ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open Tuesday, Thursday,
9:30am-2pm. Saturday 9am-noon. Summer clothing
sale 50 percent off. 511 Pine Ave, Anna Maria. 779-
2733. Closed August.

JULY SALE! Niki's Gifts and Antiques, 5351 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach. Closeout on selected cos-
tume jewelry $1; all sterling jewelry. 50 percent off;
select gifts, antiques 25 to 60 percent. Open seven
days, 9:30am to 5pm. 779-0729.


FOUND: DIAMOND RING on Coquina Beach, July
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TWO HONDA ELITE 80 scooters, white. Under
1,000 miles each, condition like new, $1,100 each
or both for $2,000. 792-2252.

1990 ECONOLINE 150 VAN, cold air conditioning,
has towing package. Ready for travel. Runs great.
$2,000, or best offer. 778-1102.


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

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boat for inland-waterway fishing and cruising for 7-
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BOAT EXERCISING/DETAILING Barefoot Estate
Management: Have your boat ready when you are.
Full preparation services for away owners and full
readiness services for locals. Stocking, linens, fuel-
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EGMONT EXPRESS CHARTERS: Seek out secret
water paradise. Sunsets, back water, Egmont or
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LET'S GO FISHING! Call Capt. Mike Heistand on
the charter boat "Magic." Full or half day backwater
fishing. USCG licensed. Ice, bait, tackle provided.
779-9607.


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HATS $12
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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.

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 at 779-9783 or 779-
9803.
BABYSITTER WITH EXPERIENCE and CPR li-
cense, 13 years old, friendly and responsible. 778-
2469.
TUTORING: Junior high honor student tutors all el-
ementary grades during vacation. Mathematics,
reading, writing and science. Read-out-loud avail-
able upon request. Call 778-2469 after 5pm.


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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.

SEEKING EIGHT party-plan consultants, average
income $600-$1,200. PT/FT. No experience neces-
sary, will train. Call Loretta 778-2658.

MATURE, LOVING CHILDCARE provider needed
to care for six-month old infant. References a must!
Please call for details, 778-0339.

PT/FT OFFICE MANAGEMENT: Work on your
home computer, must know MS Word. 779-0088.

HELP WANTED: Part-time chef/sous chef and serv-
ers. 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.


One of the biggest names
in mortgages is right in
your own backyard.
W en you choose Chase you
are guaranteed by a variety
of products offered by one of the
nation's top mortgage lenders.
Plus, the klowledge of loan
officers like Ron Hayes who
are familiar with and dedicated
to your local community.
So, whatever your mortgage RON HAYES
needs fixed rate, adjustable rate, jumbo, govern-
ment, call Ron locally for a free consultation at
(941) 761-9808 (24 hours) or (800) 559-8025.

CHASE |
Manhatton Mortgage Corporation




I/f-BayRealty
of Anna Maria Inc.
778-7244


SPECTACULAR SUNSETS
from this designer-deco-
rated, spacious 2BR/2BA
Gulffront condo at Longboat
Yacht & Tennis Club Mark 11.


LARGE HOME/DUPLEX Bet-
Iter than a house! 4BR/3BA
., m mm3with a pool! Front unit is 3BR/
i I' 2BA with an oversized single-
car garage. Rear unit has been
~ s totally renovated and is a very
-. large 1 BR/1 BA with two sets of
French doors leading to the
pool. The pool has been completely renovated plus new landscaping, new
stucco and paint, new fencing, and a new paver entry and patio area for
rear unit Large 90x100 lot zoned R-2. Offered at $559,900.


PRIME BUILDING LOT 75-
by-106. Build your dream
home for glimpses of the
Gulf, endless possibilities.
Offered at $399,000.


CALL TODAY!
I (800)771-6043 (941)778-7244
5309 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach
www.gulfbayrealty.com


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

TINGLEY MEMORIAL LIBRARY in Bradenton
Beach needs volunteers. Duties include checking
books in and out, reshelving, and generally assist-
ing library patrons. Eveann Adams, 779-1208.


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,
private lessons. Special $30 per hour. Free advice.
545-7508.

ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place
classified ads and subscribe on-line with our secure
server? Check it out at www.islander.org.



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TAMPA BAY VIEWS $525,000 -
Enjoy the view and breezes from the
large screened porch. 2BR/2BA in
Anna Maria. Open floor plan.
IB 104647
AFFORDABLE POOL HOME
$159,000 Caged pool, fenced
backyard, new A/C, carpet and tile
and a west side location. IB 103165


ISLAND CONDO $379,000 Spacious ground-floor
1BR/lBA end unit at 5400. Steps to beach and pool.
Kitchen with lots of goodies. Washer/dryer. IB101731

BUILD YOUR ISLAND DREAM HOME $425,000
Canalfront lot available in Holmes Beach! IB90367
6016 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton
(941) 751-1155 (800) 778-8448
Visit our Web site at www.floridamoves.com


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WEST OF GULF DRIVE 131 White Ave. Duplex on corner lot,
two-car garage, two carports, screened lanai, lots of decks,
over 3,900 sf. under roof. 150 steps to beach access. Just
listed at $699,000. For more details call Stephanie Bell, Bro-
ker, 778-2307 or 920-5156. MLS103353.


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


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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.

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

MR. BILL'S HOME REPAIR/maintenance service.
Over 30 years experience, self-employed in construc-
tion trades. "I'm handy to have around." 779-9666.


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VACATION
PROPERTY
MANAGEMENT
INCORPORATED
HARRIET SOTO Now's a great time to
International Sales Director purchase v C O
20 yearsexpernc purchase a vacation!
1501 Gulf Dr. N. Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
(941) 779-2800 Fax (941) 778-9382 800-544-2164
h.soto@vacationet.com


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-. Your ticket to paradise INC,

TWO LOWEST PRICED HOMES IN HOLMES BEACH!
-. ,9 So close to the beach!
fImagination will go a long
.-:-. way here to create your
S -I ,' perfect beach getaway!
399,000.

Beautifully turnkey
Furnished with Pamaro t, '" \
Shop furnishings! .,
2B/2B half-duplex, ''-"
large corner lot only (
Nvo blocks to beach! -
$399,000. -

Call Sue Carlson

779-0733


YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD REAL ESTATE SHOPPE.
Experience Reputation Results
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX 2BR/1.5BA each side.
Furnished and partially furnished. $525,000.
5400 GULFFRONT White sand beaches, sunsets, poolview.
1BR/1BA, new paint and carpet. Reduced to $265,000.
4 UNITS ANNA MARIA Some bayview. One 2BR,
three 1BR, room for pool. Great investment. $870,000.
MARTINIQUE DIRECT GULFVIEW 1 BR/1BA, elevator,
heated pool, storage. $450,000.
VACATION, SEASONAL & ANNUAL RENTALS
MARTINQUE Gulffront 2BR/2BA, pool, tennis, elevators.
5400 GULFFRONT complex, 2BR, 2 pools.
BEACHFRONT 3BR/2BA home, tastefully decorated.
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
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NOTARY PUBLIC: Civil marriages and renewal of
wedding vows, sunset beach setting or wherever.
Norman R. Veenstra, 778-5834.
COMPUTER SERVICE and repair. Training, main-
tenance, virus and Spyware protection. Island na-
tive. Web site: www.matrixPConline.com. Call John
Baird with Matrix PC, 708-6541.
EXPERT CERAMIC TILE installation. Prompt and
reliable service, reasonable rates, excellent refer-
ences. If quality counts, call David, 792-2552.
HANDYMAN SERVICES Scott Fulton, owner, Island
resident. "Get the job done right." Free estimate, many
references. 713-1907 cell, 778-5427 home.
DO YOU NEED your home cleaned? I am honest,
dependable and reliable. Excellent references.
Please call, 746-3535.
MAN HANDI "We do it all." Highest quality, guaran-
teed craftsmanship at affordable prices. Call Jerry
Campbell, owner, 539-6374.
CLEANING SERVICE Residential or commercial.
Daily, weekly, bi-weekly, move-ins, move-outs. Ex-
cellent references. Call 750-8366.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED: The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and ser-
vice advertising!


JON KENT







SALES & RENTALS
419 Pine Ave., Anna Maria FL 34216 PO Box 2150 (941) 778-2291
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294

BEACHFRONT

HIDEAWAY





The magical setting of this charm- '.
ing 3BR/2BA recently refurbished )' ,
beachfront cottage is truly unsur-
passed! Sand dunes, sea oats and 2..
shorebirds abound on this most pristine stretch of shoreline located on Anna
Maria's secluded north end. Amenities of this cozy and inviting retreat include
beamed vaulted ceilings of tongue-in-groove knotty pine, built-in bookcases,
sunny Gulfside kitchen with breakfast bar, ceiling fans, comfortable screened
lanai overlooking the ocean and a wonderful split bedroom design
complimented by two beautifully tiled baths with glass blocks and soaking
tub. There are lovely tiled floors, French doors, and lush tropical landscap-
ing enhanced by a brick paved courtyard entry. The spellbinding views of
sea, shore, and sky are the finest to be found this side of paradise! Don't miss
this rare opportunity to live the island dream! Priced at $1,795,000.
VIDEO TOUR
BROCHURE Visit our Web site at www.betsyhills.com


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.
MUSIC LESSONS! Flute, saxophone, clarinet. Be-
ginning to advanced. Contact Koko Ray, 792-0160.
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigera-
tion. Commercial and residential service, repair
and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County and
the Island since 1987. For dependable, honest and
personalized service, call William Eller, 795-7411.
RA005052.
ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional cre-
ates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding!
www.jackelka.com. 778-2711.
NADIA'S EUROSAGE Relaxing, healing massage
in the comfort of your home. Call today for an ap-
pointment, 795-0887. MA#0017550.
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 reasonable
price call Sebastian, 704-6719.
AUTO DETAILING BY HAND Spotless inside and
out. I can save you time and money. Island resident,
references. For pricing call 713-5967.


CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING and Lawn Mainte-
nance. Residential and commercial. Full-service
lawn maintenance, cleanup, tree trimming, hauling,
Xeriscape. Island resident. Excellent references.
778-5294.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If
it is broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior dis-
count. Call 778-2581 or 962-6238.
KARAZ LANDSCAPE Lawn Service. Mulch, clean-
ups, power washing, tree trimming and more. 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.
SELL it fast wtih an ad in The Islander.


Spectacular Emerald

Harbor Home

on Longboat Key $3,959,500.

This 4,000 sf custom home is "One of a Kind"
with over 330-foot seawall for fantastic water
views. Call for appointment 941-720-4173.


Clyde Helton Realtor
Full-time Island Resident 720-4173
Keller Williams
K Realty of Manatee


THANK YOU to all my clients and friends
for a successful first half of 2004!

SProperties I have sold ... 4


* North Beach Village Townhouse
Bayou Condo
Sun Plaza West, Condo
Sun Bow Bay, Condo
Island Village Condo
204 78th Street
8401 Marina Drive *
6602 15th Avenue W.


6906 Holmes Blvd.
301 South Bay Blvd.
408 South Bay Blvd.
509 69th Street
239 Gladiolus Street
877 North Shore Drive
412 Bay Palms
6607 29th Avenue W.


*


"I'm always here for you
at Island Real Estate"

MARIANNE CORRELL,
REALTOR
941.778.6066

THE BIG PICTURE
It's all about real estate!


The Islander


Historic Island Cottage!
SOnly 2 blocks to beach!
/f/h I3BR/2Bl antdgaraye.e

$565,000
REALLY CUTE ... IN CITY OF ANNA MARIA!

Call Jon4RealEstate @ 920-0832
E-mail: Jon@Jon4RealEstate.com
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Sandy's Lawn Service Inc.
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778.1345 and hardscape needs.
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Check our references: IIl-
"Quality work at a reasonable price.
Licensed/Insured Serving Anna Maria Island Since 1986 761-8900

Paradise Improvements 778.4173
Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
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SSteven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
Lic#CBC056755


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2217 CULF DIVE NOD'nI BQADENTON BEACH.I L 34217 \" "
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Office: (941) 778-2246 792- 8628
E-mail: haroldsmall@wagnerrealty.com


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(941) 518-9629
Weddings. Events. Marine.Aerial
Over 30 years experience


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RESCREENING POOL CAGES, LANAIS, ETC.
(941) 962-0395
Free Estimates 3-Year Warranty with Complete Rescreens
We use only professional equipment and #1 quality Phifer screen
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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. Spe-
cializing in landscaping lawns, decks, entryways,
butterfly gardens, ponds. Also, year-round mainte-
nance. 795-2877.

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



PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and instal-
lation. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and trees. Irri-
gation. 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. Hauling:
all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free estimates.
Call Larry at 795-7775, "shell phone" 720-0770.



VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/
exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Dan or Bill, 795-5100.

JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. In-house plan designs. State licensed
and insured. Many Island references. 778-2993.
Lic# 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 certifying back
flow at water meters. (FL#RF0038118) 778-3924 or
778-4461.

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

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


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

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, cabinets
and shutters. Insured and licensed, 748-4711.


TILE, CARPET, LAMINATE supplied and installed.
Why pay retail? Island resident, many references.
Free estimates, prompt service. Steve Allen Floor
Coverings. 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 restora-
tion. Quality work. Over 20 years experience. In-
sured. 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 SERVICE: Bill MacCaughern. Re-
pairs, renovations, kitchens, bathrooms, decks.
Masonry, tile, painting. 35 years experience. Yes, I
do show up! 778-3904.

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



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/1BA, completely renovated
and furnished. New washer/dryer, microwave.
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.

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, avail-
able 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/1BA. 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.


PHOTOGRAPHIC


941-778-2711
www.jackelka.com





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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/1 BA, 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.
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: 6504 Holmes Blvd., 1 BR/1 BA
duplex, $900/month; 205 Haverkos, 1BR/1BA du-
plex, no pet, $750/month; 2104 Avenue B, 1 BR/1 BA
duplex, furnished, no pet, $700/month or unfur-
nished $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 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 BRADENTON BEACH 2BR/2BA elevated
duplex, 18-by-12 ft. bonus room, fenced yard, washer/
dryer/dishwasher, central heat and air conditioning,
garage, one block to beach, new carpet/paint. Non-
smoking, no pets, first, last, security. $900/month.
Also, 2BR/2BA, $775/month. 713-1390.
VACATION RENTAL: Holmes Beach canalfront. 2BR/
2BA fully furnished. Garage, laundry, dock, many ex-
tras. $750/week, $2,000/month. Call (813) 286-9814.


VACATION RENTAL: Coquina Beach Club condo,
sleeps 2-4. Beach, pool, deck, air conditioning,
washer/dryer, every amenity. $675/week, tax in-
cluded. One week or longer. (401) 232-3262.
1 BR APARTMENT UNFURNISHED, utilities included,
$700/month. Sandpiper Mobile Resort, Bradenton
Beach, age 55-plus community. No Pets. 778-1140.
HOLMES BEACH: Annual 1BR/1BA efficiency
apartment with kitchen, no pets. 778-7039.

OFFICE SPACE on Anna Maria Island. Centrally lo-
cated on a major artery. Plenty of parking. Up to
1,000 sf. For information call 778-0777 or 545-9591.

ANNUAL RENTAL: Cortez fishing village. Totally re-
modeled Cortez bungalow, 1BR/1BA, central air
conditioning, hardwood floors, new kitchen, non-
smokers. Mike Norman Realty, 778-6696.
ANNUAL RENTAL at resort complex! Beautiful 1 BR/
1BA condo completely furnished at Runaway Bay.
Pool and courtyard views, steps to the beach. Ten-
nis, pool, workout, laundry, TV and reserved park-
ing included. $1.250/month. plus phone and electric.
George 312) 321-7501.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/1BA unfurnished apartment
available July 15. Secluded waterfront, nonsmoking
apartment with boat dockage on the north end of Anna
Maria. First, last security required. $1,000/month in-
cludes water, cable, and garbage. 778-5445.
ANNUAL RENTALS: 1BR/1BA apartment, close to
beach, $850/month includes all utilities; 2BR/2BA
Gulfview apartment, $1,450/month includes all utilities;
3BR/2.5BA direct bayfront home with heated pool, to-
tally renovated, everything new, ready for immediate
occupancy. Call Betsy Hills Real Estate P.A., 778-
2291.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 10443 Waterbird Way, Flamingo
Cay. 2BR/2BA townhouse with screened lanai, en-
closed lanai and large office space. 45-foot boat dock,
tennis, pool, $1,800/month. RE/MAX Gulfstream Re-
alty, 778-7777.

ANNUAL RENTALS: 2BR/2BA elevated home, $880/
month; 3BR/2BA home, $990/month, walk to Gulf,
pets welcome! Call Island Real Estate for great move-
in specials, 778-6066.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 5324 Bimini, Coral Shores. 2BR/
2BA, plus office, 25-foot boat dock, $1,500/month.
Great view. RE/MAX Gulfstream Realty, 778-7777.
KEY ROYALE DRIVE tropical canalfront house for
rent. 2,100 sf, 3BR/3BA, completely updated. Pool,
dock with 10,000-lb. boat lift. Annual $1,800/month,
plus utilities. Available for sale in-August 2004. 730-
1086.
CORTEZ: ANNUAL 1 BR carport, storage shed, not far
to water. $600/month. 778-2710.


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BRADENTON BEACH/Cortez area. Spacious 2BR/
2.5BA. All utilities paid, including cable and laundry. El-
evated apartment, sun deck. $1,175/month. 761-2725.

ANNUAL 1 BR near Bean Point, view of Gulf. Privacy,
deck. Must see. $750/month. 778-3006.

VACATION RENTAL: 1BR/1BA furnished efficiency
with kitchen, short block to beach. Cable, phone, mi-
crowave. Small pet OK. $340/week, $1,200/month.
778-8536.

ANNUAL RENTALS: 2BR/2BA home with garage,
$1,200/month; 2BR/1BA apartment, Anna Maria,
$775/month. Fran Maxon Real Estate, 778-2307.

ROOMMATE WANTED. Nice North Shore home,
family environment. Prefer nonsmoker. Work days,
sleep nights. Call 773-1196.

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

2BR/2BA IRONWOOD condo in Bradenton. On golf
course, pool, first floor. View of lake and golf course,
close shopping, beaches. 383-0132.

HOT NEW Listings! Book now for 2005. Duncan Real
Estate, 779-0304.






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




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






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


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



HARBOUR LANDINGS: Lot and dock. Beautiful
12,100 sq.ft. homesite offered by owner/Realtor.
Gated community in Cortez. $287,500 includes 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 com-
munity 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 and 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.

BRADENTON BEACH MOTEL for sale. 7/16 acre,
zoned C-1. $2,250,000. Principals. Call 725-2836.

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t -- -. Street in Anna Miria
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Call Pat Staebler, Lic. Real Estate Broker
778-0123 or 705-0123
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ISLAND INVESTORS:
This is the one! $343,000!
Duplex centrally located on
Gulf Drive with extra-large
frontage for plenty of parking. _
Build out or up for endless
possibilities. Grab it before it's
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available. Call Anne Huber -" '
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experience work for you!
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VILLAGE GREEN: 4BR/2BA great family home. Ce-
ramic tile, split plan, lanai, fenced yard, two-car garage.
Call Helen White, SunCoast Real Estate, 779-0202.

BEAUTIFUL MOBILE HOME for sale on Bradenton
Beach. Steps to Gulf waters, water view, lanai,
deck, renovated. Own a piece of the Island. 55-plus
community. Great for weekend getaways, seasonal
rental income. $149,000 with share. 782-1130 or
(941) 224-3710.

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

WESTBAY COVE 2BR/2BA, updated, glass lanai, ex-
tra nice, close to beach. 1,450 sq.ft. For sale by owner.
$347,000. (502) 817-7986.

HOLMES BEACH tropical paradise. Two fully furnished
2BR/2BA attached homes. Lush landscaped pools and
Jacuzzi. Outdoor kitchen dining and living room. Owner/
Broker, 778-4441.

RUNAWAY BAY 1 BR/1 BA condo: Completely furnished
with pool and courtyard views. New air conditioning, wa-
ter heater, complete washroom, tile floors, and all fur-
nishings. Across from the beach in great complex. On-
site management. $299,000. Call (312) 321-7501.

CONDO WANTED: Married couple eager to purchase
2BR/2BA condo on or near Anna Maria Island, around
$200,000. Please call (989) 860-5357.




own boss! Jesse's Beach Lounge, beer, wine, food.

Seats 25. Low Overhead, Partial Guif view Walk
to beach! Seller motivated bring oter The usual:r
Appointments a must! Confide0ntiality agreement
required for financial. $89,900.
Call Laura McGeary, 941-704-3708
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate





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EXCEPTIONAL MANATEE RIVERFRONT! CANAL FRONT custom built 3-4BR
3.5-acre estate w/tennis court, pool/spa, home w/captivating Tampa Bay views.
covered dock & excellent boating w/di- Light, attractive "Island" interior decor,
rect Gulf access. $3,295,000.748-6300. newer pool & private dock. No bridge
Kathy Marcinko, 713-1100 or Sandy to Bay. $860,000. Ruth Lawler, 748-
Drapala, 725-0781. 102955 6300 or 587-4623. 101515


TROPICAL WATERFRONT home in tran- NW SPACIOUS LAKEFRONT 5BR pool
quil maintenance free gated community, home on a large lot. Eat-in kitchen, ex-
Stunning Key West style w/great views & tensive Mexican tile throughout 1st
private dock. $778,000. 748-6300. Sandy floor, custom built-ins & a wood burn-
Drapala, 725-0781 or Kathy Marcinko, ing fireplace. $459,000. Kathy Valente,
713-1100.102222 748-6300 or 685-6767. 102060
MANATEE RIVER FRONT ESTATE! Main home & 3 guest homes. $1,999,999. 748-
6300. Kathy Marcinko, 713-1100 or Sandy Drapala, 725-0781. 97751
EXCEPTIONAL WATERFRONT on Palma Sola Bay. Custom home offers 10-car ga-
rage, pool, dock & lift. $1,550,000. Kathy Valente, 748-6300 or 685-6767. 100210
RESTORATION MASTERPIECE! Olympic size pool, guest house/cabana & workshop.
Adjacent lot. $795,000. Kathy Valente, 748-6300 or 685-6767. 96815
GULF FRONT ADULT COMMUNITYI Furnished 2BR, 2nd floor condo. $625,000.
748-6300. Kathy Marcinko, 713-1100 or Sandy Drapala, 725-0781. 99172
SPECTACULAR LOCATION at Bradenton Country Club. 3BR/2BA home w/over 2500
SF. $499,000. Kathy Valente, 748-6300 or 685-6767. 103708
BEST OF BOTH WORLDSI 4BR home w/condo assoc. amenities. Large fenced yard
& community pool. $319,000. Ruth Lawler, 748-6300 or 587-4623. 104552
BETTER THAN NEW! Exquisitely remodeled home across from Bradenton Country
Club w/brick circle drive. $309,000. Ruth Lawler, 748-6300 or 587-4623. 101329
BEAUTIFULLY UPDATED 3BR/2BA home on a cul-de-sac w/heated pool. $285,000.
748-6300. Sandy Drapala, 725-0781 or Kathy Marcinko, 713-1100. 99729
NEW NW HOME on a dead end street. 3BR'S. volume ceilings plus neutral tile &
carpet throughout. $249,000. Kathy Valente, 748-6300 or 685-6767. 102006

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2BA and 2.628 sq.fl. under root isturl includes a
screened-r, canalfront lanai and oversized IWo-car a-
rage. 75-by-100-toot seawalled lot with dock al Ihe end
oft cul-de-sac. $650,000 Iurnished tha will include a
Zodiac-type boal and motor

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REAL ESTATE LLC

VILLAGE GREEN
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-
ets, Jacuzzi tub. Carport and heated pool. $359,900.

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.

OWNER FINANCING
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.

WATERFRONT CONDO
2BR/2BA plus den. Furnished open plan with
fireplace. On sailboat water with large deeded boat
dock. Heated pool, carport, short drive to beach.
$329,900.

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.


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


779-0202 (800) 732-6434
ANNA MARIA

SMS SiiiN Coast
REAL ESTATE LLC
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 www.suncoastinc.com


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

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GULF SANDS Corner unit directly on the Gulf
next to the public beach. 2BR/2BA, completely
updated with tile floors throughout and all new
furniture and completely turnkey.


ACROSS FROM BEACH on Gulf Drive in
Bradenton Beach. Almost 3,000 sf, zoned Residen-
tial/Office/Retail. Completely upgraded block
building with newer A/C, electrical, plumbing,
three bathrooms, 12 parking spaces. Real estate
only. Call for details.



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BAYFRONT Spectacular view, 3BR/2BA, two-
car, open floor plan. Large lot, 112-by-143-ft.,
deep water, dock and lift. Holmes Beach.


CORTEZ KITCHEN RESTAURANT As fun as
can be with wonderful food and old-time atmosphere.
You just don't find open dining anymore, especially
with seating for 60+ and a boat dock. Business only.


BEACH BUNGALOW Classic-built 1920,
open-beam vaulted ceiling. 2BR/1BA newer
A/C, heat, wood-burning stove, new dish-
washer, tin roof. Cute as can be! 210' to the
beach in Holmes Beach. $425,000.





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GULFFRONT SIX UNITS
Directly on the Gulf. Great rentals. Remodeled,
white ceramic tile floors, swimming pool.

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TASTEFUL TURNKEY
FURNISHED totally reno-
vated 2BR/2BA condo only
steps to the beach west of
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4212 Redfish Ct............. $575,000

243 Willow Ave............... $849,000

1102 Riverside Dr......... $1,490,000

530 Key Royale Dr......... $749,900

2908 Avenue E(4-plex).. $1,799,000

Bridgeport #201 ............ $559,000

Martinique North #101..... $595,0000

La Casa Costiera #11 .... $1,300,000

5400 Condos #32 ............ $580,000

609 Concord Lane ........ $559,000

Waters Edge #109S. ....... $899,000

631 Foxworth Lane ....... $1,475,000
2500 N. Gulf Dr. (Dupl) ........ $2,600,000

5609 Gulf Dr ................. $769,000

Bayou Condo 8A ............ $254,900

La Casa Costeria #5 ...... $1,740,000




3603 4th Ave. ............. $1,099,000


2914 Avenue E. ........... $1,595,000

747 Jacaranda Rd. (Lot) ... $389,000

727 Jacaranda Rd........... $699,000

100 7th St So.(Duplex) .... $750,000

402 71st. St. .................. $475,000

411 Spring Ave.............. $565,500

218 Gladiolus ................ $459,000

The Terrace #6 .............. $425,000

401 Clark Lane (Duplex) .. $549,000

402 Magnolia Ave. .......... $539,500

427 Pine Ave ................. $695,000




Business and Real Estate ... $1,690,000

Business Opportunity .... $2,490,000

Palmetto House B&B..... $1,490,000





555 Gulfstream Ave #1503 ... $495,000

1108 92nd St. N.W ........ $495,000

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Martial arts expert
Scott Turow's first book
Reagan-era program:
Abbr.
Nickname in which "A"
stands for Alex
Shiraz native
Sight from Bern
Bowl stats: Abbr.
Pine product
Innateness
Wife of the Duke of
Cornwall, in
Shakespeare
Fills up
These, to Jorge
Drifts
Persona non _
White-collar worker
Gym bag stuff
Marriage, e.g.
Underworld figures?
Person who shows
discrimination
Spread on a dinner table
_ upswing
Jiffy
"Luncheon on the Grass"
and others
Pea jackets?
Pre-V formation
1992 Wimbledon champ


Down
On
Traffic director
With 86-, 17- and 91-
Down, how to
"illustrate" this puzzle
Bob of broadcasting
National park in
Newfoundland
Some foils
Rank
Solicit
Hello and goodbye
Leopards are spotted
here
Online commerce
__ Freischutz"
(Weber opera)
Unit of punishment
Rainbowlike
Juggling, e.g.
Beach shelter
See 3-Down
Kind of force
Giverny summers
Storm, to a captain
Whatsoever
Eastern titles
Dr.'s orders
Historic Virginia family
Black beauty
"Forget it!"
Improvises
Motionless
Dick Cheney's
predecessor
Part of 65-Across
Red Cross effort
Penpoints
Tootsie
Scale notes
Tanglewood Music
Festival town
Grant
Unit of hope?
"Buddenbrooks" author
Came down
No longer under
consideration
Flea market tag
Mr. Fix-It
China's Lao-
On one's
Slangy suffix
P.T.A. meeting place:
Abbr.


Expert finish?
Farmers' beans
Things in pots
"Oh, my!"
Cosmo or S.I.
All__
Gov. Schwarzenegger
See 3-Down
Cut up
Baryshnikov's
birthplace
See 3-Down
Prepared, as cider
Picks up?
Hairy Himalayan
Botch


98 Columbo and others:
Abbr.
99 Vest pocket
100 Hubbard
102 Prefix with phobic
107 Actress Garr
108 "Finished!"
110 How jams are stored
111 Have the nerve
115 Michelangelo works
116 Setting for many
a joke
117 Mistakenly
121 Basketball stat
122 Dragged on?
123 How vending machines


give change
125 Yuletide cupful
128 Creepy
129 Author Calvino
130 Really bother
132 Bouquet
133 Pyramid scheme
134 Lowlife?
136 Station
138 Food card
140 Till section
141 Italian wine area
143 Price abbr.
146 Popular a.m. show


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