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Skimming the news ... Shocking not! electrical information, page 20.


TAnna Maria



The


Islander


Surf's up, page 22.


"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since

Deffenbaugh vs.

SueLynn, Whitmore

will be back
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Former Anna Maria Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh will
oppose Mayor SueLynn in the November elections,
while Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore and
Bradenton Beach City Commissioner Lisa Marie
Phillips will be automatically returned to their respec-
tive positions as no candidates qualified to oppose them
in the upcoming elections. Deffenbaugh was mayor in
Anna Maria from 2000-2002, but chose not to seek re-
election when his term expired.
Current Anna Maria City Commissioners Linda
Cramer and Duke Miller have been joined by Ben
Hayes in seeking one of the two commission seats up
for grabs in that city.
In Holmes Beach, political newcomer David
Zaccagnino and former mayor and city commissioner
Pat Geyer have joined incumbents Sandy Haas-Marten
and Roger Lutz in the race for the two commission
seats that will be contested there this November.
Former Manatee County Attorney Chip Rice had
picked up an election packet, but declined to qualify for
the election.
With no candidate qualifying to oppose Phillips,
the only excitement in Bradenton Beach will be the
race for the Ward IV commission seat, where Bill
Shearon will square off against incumbent Anna
O'Brien.
Qualifying for the Nov. 2 elections ended at noon
Friday, July 16.
Efforts to reach Deffenbaugh for comment were
unsuccessful. He is the owner of Island Lock and Key.
SueLynn said she chose to run again to complete
a number of projects begun in her first term, but not yet
PLEASE SEE ELECTION, NEXT PAGE


Watch out for that wave!
Severe erosion set in this week along the 700 block of North Shore Boulevard in Anna Maria where high
winds and surf pounded the beach, creating an escarpment more than 5-feet tall and leaving homes danger-
ously close to the surf Many homeowners in this area declined to provide easements in order to join the 2002
beach renourishment project and therefore the entire stretch of beach north of Elm Street was not included.
Islander Photo: Jack Elka

Holmes Beach wants 'answers'

before joining new Perico lawsuit


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach city commissioners were a bit sur-
prised at their July 13 commission meeting to learn that
the city had been named as a co-plaintiff in a lawsuit
filed July 9 by the environmental group ManaSota-88
against the new Arvida site plan for Perico Island ap-


proved June 9 by the Bradenton City Council.
"No one came to ask us about it," said Commis-
sioner Roger Lutz.
He said he had talked with Bradenton Mayor
Wayne Poston, who told him that the new lawsuit is
"frivolous" and that Bradenton would attempt to re-
coup legal fees from the plaintiffs if ManaSota-88 loses
the case.
"If he's correct," said Lutz, who is also an attorney,
PLEASE SEE PERICO, NEXT PAGE


Flip, fly, skate, happy landing!
Kim Klement of Bradenton takes the prize for week seven in The Islander's summer photo contest, "Top
Notch. Klement captured the wild inline-skating abilities of Philip Seposito, 9, of Sarasota, at the Sarasota
Skate Park and will 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-pricze
package, including $100 from The Islander and a variety of gift certificates. Entry info inside, page 4.


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Re-enactment of impalement
Actors and some emergency personnel who assisted
on the original call to Galati Marine to help a man
impaled by a boat anchor re-enacted the event for a
television docudramma Wednesday, July 14. For more
details, see page 16. Islander Photo: Jack Elka


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PAGE 2 E JULY 21, 2004 0 THE ISLANDER

Elections scorecard for Island
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
completed. She said she looked forward to discussing
her accomplishments during her re-election campaign.
Manatee County Commissioner Jane von
Hahmann, whose district includes the Island, Cortez
and Longboat Key, is unopposed in her re-election bid
and will be automatically returned to office.
The Islander will host a series of forums in each
Island city for candidates to present their views and
positions on various issues.


Perico questions posed by city
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

"they -stand a good chance of getting an award for
fees."
He added that Poston claimed the first lawsuit filed
by ManaSota-88 and the three Island cities had already
been lost.
"If that's true, then we are on thin ice" with a sec-
ond lawsuit, said Lutz. "If this is a replay of a lawsuit
just lost, then I'd say bail out. But we need to get to the
bottom of this and have Ralf Brookes (ManaSota-88's
attorney in the new legal action) come and explain the
outcome of the first lawsuit and explain how this suit
is different."
The commission agreed to have Brookes come to
its July 27 meeting to explain the new suit. They also
want regular reports from Brookes on the legal action,
if the city agrees to join the lawsuit.
While Poston's rhetoric may have sounded intimi-
dating, Glenn Compton, executive director of
ManaSota-88, said its lawsuit is still ongoing, although
it is currently in abeyance by request of ManaSota-88.
He indicated Poston was probably referring to a
court ruling three years ago that the Florida Department
of Community Affairs had the right to determine if the
original Arvida site plan for Perico submitted to
Bradenton in 2000 met that city's comprehensive plan
requirements. That action was not undertaken by
ManaSota-88, he said, but a private citizen.
"Mayor Poston is incorrect," said Compton.
"We've not lost any lawsuit."


Rainfall overflows Island streets
Flooded streets and backed up storm drains due to a downpour and high tide by approximately 1:30 p.m. kept
police and public works personnel busy Tuesday, redirecting traffic and stormwater in Holmes Beach at the S-
curve by the Manatee Public Beach and at plenty of other locations in the three Island cities. Islander
Photo: J.L. Robertson


Tidemark hearing July 29


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The federal bankruptcy court in Tampa will hold
a final hearing July 29 on a motion by Brasota Mort-
gage Co. to throw out the bankrupcty petition of Tide-
mark Partners LLC of Holmes Beach. A preliminary
hearing on the Brasota motion was held July 6.
If the motion is approved by the court, Brasota
could then initiate action in circuit court to foreclose on
the property, allowing it to sell the land and get back
the $4.1 million Tidemark owes Brasota.
"We've asked the judge to take us out of bank-
ruptcy court so we can foreclose on Tidemark and get
our money," said Brasota attorney Peter Mackey.
"We've had enough waiting. Hopefully, the judge will
agree and we can go through the foreclosure process,
then sell the property."
Brasota holds the first mortgage on the Tidemark
property on Marina Drive in Holmes Beach.
The company has claimed that Tidemark and its


managing partner, Nick Easterling, have rejected a
Brasota bankruptcy settlement agreement that would
finance construction only of the marina portion of the
planned 40-unit condominium/marina complex.
According to court documents, Easterling has
opted instead for a deal with Southstar Development of
Coral Gables that would include construction financ-
ing for the entire project, including the planned 40 con-
dos. That agreement, however, has not been finalized
and presented to the court for approval.
Brasota has objected to the Southstar plan, claim-
ing it would be paid less than the full amount owed if
that plan were accepted by the court.
Tidemark has already received court permission to
amend its disclosure statement and the court will review
that statement in a separate hearing.
The controversial project received site plan ap-
proval from the Holmes Beach City Commission in
August 2002. Tidemark filed for bankruptcy in Janu-
ary 2004, citing debts of approximately $5 million.


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THE ISLANDER U JULY 21, 2004 U PAGE 3


Bradenton Beach looks for few, good spaces


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Armed with aerial photographs of Bradenton Beach
streets, the city's corridor management entity scenic high-
way committee now faces the arduous task of identifying
locations of specific parking spaces along beach access
streets and determining if any should be removed, re-lo-
cated or if spaces should be added.
CME member Bill Shearon said he spoke with
Manatee County Ecosystems Manager Charlie
Hunsicker and the city is in compliance with the park-
ing requirements of the 2002 beach renourishment
project. According to Hunsicker, the city is allowed to
change parking spaces as long as at least 50 spaces are
within one-quarter mile of all beach access streets.
"So, we now have the information'to develop a


plan for street-end beautification," said Shearon.
The next step, suggested Mayor John Chappie, is to
form a subcommittee of CME members and compare
spaces shown on aerial photographs with actual spaces.
Public Works Director Dottie Poindexter sug-
gested the subcommittee start in the commercial dis-
trict. The subcommittee will identify actual spaces,
then make suggestions for changes to the CME.
The CME will then take a proposed plan for street-
end parking to the city commission.
Chappie, Poindexter and Shearon volunteered for
the subcommittee.
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Execu-
tive Director Mary Ann Brockman made a presentation
to place a "Welcome to Anna Maria Island, home of
Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach and Anna Maria"


sign along Gulf Drive near the Longboat Pass Bridge
for people coming from Longboat Key. She noted the
Florida Department of Transportation has some restric-
tions on where the sign can go along State Road 789.
The CME suggested Brockman get an artist's rendi-
tion of the sign and return to the CME. If the CME rec-
ommends the sign, she'll make a presentation before the
city commission. The chamber would pay the cost, she
said.
Brockman agreed with a CME suggestion that the
chamber sign be done in the same style and lettering as
the planned "Welcome to Bradenton Beach on Anna.
Maria Island" sign at the Cortez Road-Gulf Drive in-
tersection. While that sign has been approved by the
commission, the DOT has not yet put its seal of ap-
proval on the plan.


New waste can gets trashed in Holmes Beach


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
A proposed new contract with Holmes Beach from
Waste Management Inc. calling for automated pickup
service using either a 64-gallon or 35-gallon container
for residential use was "trashed" by residents at the city
commission's July 13 workshop.
Several residents opposed the new contract, telling
commissioners the cans were too big and ugly, would
make storage a problem, and would make it difficult for
an "85-year-old lady" to move from her rear door to
curbside on collection day.
The residents also wanted assurances from Rose
Quin-Barr of WMI that staff using an automated truck
would still pick up plastic trash bags left for collection.
Automated garbage trucks require only a driver,
said Barr. Other residents argued that the automated
service is not for the benefit of city residents, but to
make WMI more money.
"The service is fine the way it is. Don't change it,"
said Key Royale resident Tom Stockebrand.
Resident Ellen Stohler said she didn't trust WMI
as far as she could throw them, and suggested that the
cans are too cumbersome for some people.
Other residents said that the current service seemed


Meetings

Anna Maria City
July 21, 6:45 p.m., Environmental Education and En-
hancement Committee meeting.
July 26, 7 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting -
CANCELED.
July 27, 6 p.m., ad hoc comp plan committee meeting.
July 28, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
July 29, 6 p.m., city commission budget work session.
Anna Maria City Hall, temporarily at Island Baptist
Church, 8605 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. City com-
mission and planning and zoning board meetings to be
held at Holmes Beach City Hall.
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
July 21, 4 p.m., city commission work meeting to in-
terview building official candidates CANCELED.
July 27, 1 p.m., scenic highway committee meeting.
July 28, 4 p.m., city commission budget work session.
July 28, 6 p.m., Citizen Advisory Committee For Re-
view and Updating of the Comprehensive Plan and
Land Development Code For Bradenton Beach.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
July 23, 1:30 p.m., police retirement board meeting.
July 27, 7 p.m., city commission meeting with work
session to immediately follow.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Of Interest
July 21, 7 p.m., Coalition of Barrier Island Elected
Officials meeting, Bradenton Beach City Hall.
July 26, 9:30 a.m., Sarasota-Bradenton Metropolitan
Planning Organization meeting, Sudakoff Hall, USF-
New College campus, Sarasota.


to be satisfactory, so why change it? Quin-Barr pointed
out that if the city approves the new contract, residen-
tial rates will increase by only $1 per month and that
would remain in effect until 2010.
The city's current WMI contract expires next year
and Barr did not know how much service would in-
.crease. at that time, if the present proposal is voted
down.
She acknowledged, however, that it will likely be
more than $1 per month, and WMI could always im-
pose a requirement for automated service in contract
discussions next year. She said she'd have a figure for


city commissioners at the next workshop, but noted that
the city always has an "out" under any contract.
Residents wanted assurances in the current pro-
posed contract that they would have a choice of either
a 64-gallon or 35-gallon container, and that trash bags
would also be picked up by WMI.
Commissioners agreed to another workshop for the
proposed contract. City Attorney Patricia Petruff will
make further changes to the draft contract for presen-
tation at that time.
PLEASE SEE GARBAGE, NEXT PAGE


The large and the small of it
Waste Management Inc. will utilize either the 64-gallon container, left, or the 35-gallon size for residential
trash pickup in Holmes Beach if a proposed new contract is -approved by the city commission. Some residents
claim the new containers are ugly, cumbersome and hard to store inside a home. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin


Lumbering
trucks
Trucks off-
loading at Island
Lumber on 54th
Street in Holmes
Beach often cause
traffic problems,
according to
some residents.
The city commis-
sion is consider-
ing a special
exception that
would create
more storage
room and possi-
bly ease the
parking problem.







PAGE 4 N JULY 21, 2004 0 THE ISLANDER

Garbage bins spur concern
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 3
The commission has been discussing a possible new
contract with WMI using automated pickup since Octo-
ber 2003.
In other workshop business, commissioners agreed to
place a special exception request and site plan review from
Island Lumber and Hardware on a regular commission
agenda.
The company wants to expand its indoor storage fa-
cility and add three more parking spaces at its 54th Street
location.
Residents have complained that the problems at Is-
land Lumber occur when delivery trucks park in the street,
often blocking traffic from moving in either direction.
Petruff said the city could put stipulations for de-
livery times in any special exception it grants.
Commissioners also heard a request from attorney
Caleb Grimes representing Southstar Development of
Coral Gables that they "clarify" that the development
totals granted by the commission in 2001 to the Tide-
mark marina/condominium project were "maximum"
totals and not absolute. Southstar Development is look-
ing at taking over Tidemark, which declared bank--
ruptcy in federal court in January.
Grimes contended that such figures as "75" boat
slips and the number of parking spaces provided should
be used as the maximum amount for the project.
"If we had fewer condominium units, would we
have fewer parking spaces?" he asked.
The commission consensus was "yes," but com-
missioners were adamant that the original site plan
could not be changed without commission approval.
"We are not looking for any site plan change," re-
plied Grimes, just a "clarification" on maximum num-
bers.
Petruff said she'll draft a letter to Southstar and
present it to the commission for discussion at its July
27 regular meeting.


Anna Maria budget woes: Got money?


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The grim reality of a "bare bones" $1.875 million
budget in Anna Maria for 2004-05 that eliminates a lot
of projects and has only $18,500 for capital improve-
ments now has commissioners talking about "revenue
generation" measures.
Mayor SueLynn presented a revised $1.875 million
budget at the commission's July 15 workshop that is
actually a 10.8 percent drop from the 2003-04 budget,
despite a 13.3 percent increase in ad valorem tax rev-
enues.
Expenses for salaries and benefits, law enforce-
ment from the Manatee County Sheriff's Office, and
legal and engineering services, are all expected to in-
crease significantly this year, the mayor noted in the
budget, effectively eating up the rise in revenues. The
budget is based on a 2.0 millage rate, that same rate in
effect in the city for a number of years.
Commissioners agreed that without further rev-
enues, the city won't have any major capital improve-
ments this budget year or in the future. The capital
improvements advisory committee has a list of more
than 20 needed and necessary improvement projects
totaling nearly $2 million. Only two of those projects
are in the 2004-05 budget, and the money is only for
the engineering study needed, not the actual work.
The $585,000 contract with the MCSO for law
enforcement, which increased $73,000 for 2004-05,
also came under fire. Commissioners suggested the city
might not need seven deputies on staff, noting that the
number used to be six until several years ago when a
prior commission added another deputy.
Other options discussed were a return to the city
having its own police force, or asking Holmes Beach
for law enforcement coverage. Those ideas, however,
could not be implemented in time for the coming bud-


SueLynn said she's been in contact with Manatee
County Commissioner Jane von Hahmann about the
apparent "double taxation" city residents pay for
MCSO services. In addition to paying taxes for the
MCSO to operate throughout the county, city residents
also pay to have the MCSO in Anna Maria. She also
noted that MCSO deputies in Anna Maria patrol
Bayfront Park, which is operated by the county. That's
"double taxation" she suggested.
"It doesn't make sense to pay twice, and I'm go-
ing to talk to von Hahmann about some reimburse-
ment," the mayor said.
But discussion of the budget kept returning to city
income, or lack thereof.
"If we don't have more revenues, we don't have
any capital improvements," noted Commission Chair-
person John Quam.
He suggested the commission discuss adoption of
a stormwater improvements fee as Holmes Beach has,
where the base rate for a single-family home is about
$35 annually. "But we would have to act fast," he
noted. The budget has to be adopted by Sept. 30, 2004.
"That would resolve a lot of issues," said Commis-
sioner Duke Miller, and would eliminate talk of in-
creasing the village rate to 2.25. That increase would
generate an additional $141,000 in revenue, while a 2.1
millage rate would add only $66,000 to the city trea-
sury this fiscal year.
But a stormwater assessment fee is "not the only
answer" said Commissioner Dale Woodland. The com-
mission also needs to look at reducing expenses. He
was particularly disturbed about a number of expenses
in the public works department budget, but could not
get answers to his questions as PWD Director George

PLEASE SEE BUDGET, NEXT PAGE


'Top Notch' photo contest enters final week


If you've got a great snapshot, we've got a contest
you could win.
The Islander photo contest features a winner each
week on the cover of The Islander through July 28.
The grand prize winner, which is chosen from the
eight weekly winners, includes $100 from the newspa-
per, a gift certificate from Mr. Roberts Resortwear, and
other gift certificates.
Weekly winners receive $50 and a "More-than-a-
mullet-wrapper" T-shirt from the Islander.
The weekly deadline is noon Friday throughout the
contest with the next deadline July 23.
Judging begins by a selection of pictures that may
include abstract photos, still life pictures, landscapes
and scenics, candid unposed snapshots, action, holi-
days, humor and animal pictures. Nothing is over-
looked, including great kid pics, sentimental moments
and moments of personal triumph.


Send or deliver your favorites (no limits) weekly
to Top Notch Contest Editor, The Islander, 5404 Ma-
rina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.
Digital contest entries may be submitted in the origi-
nal JPG format to topnotch@islander.org or on CD. No
retouching, enhancements or computer manipulation is
allowed.
Complete rules and entry forms for the contest are
published below. Please attach a photo contest label to
each photo or CD you submit. E-mail entrants must
submit the label information in the e-mail, one photo
attachment per e-mail.
Photos without entry forms will be disqualified.
Additional photo labels are available at the newspaper
office or they may be copied.
Sheila Fox-Tuck's photo of azure blue and sea green
waters with restful boats near was a winner in The
Islander's photo contest in 1995 and received addi-
tional awards from then-sponsor Kodak.


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


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


I have read the contest rules and affirm that this en-
try is in compliance with them.
SIGNATURE OF ENTRANT:


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


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


I have read the contest rules and affirm that this en-
try is in compliance with them.
SIGNATURE OF ENTRANT:


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.


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


I have read the contest rules and affirm that this en-
try is in compliance with them.
SIGNATURE OF ENTRANT:


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THE ISLANDER U JULY 21, 2004 U PAGE 5


Mayor to dredge company: 'I1 ain't paying'


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore has told
dredging company Energy Resources Inc. she has no
intention of having the city pay any additional money
to the company just to lay some pipe for the next round
of dredging.
The company has been contracted to dredge some
parts of Bimini Pass under a West Coast Inland Navi-
gational District grant, but Energy Resources wanted
additional money to lay the pipe.
"I am not going to pay the estimated $5,000" for
the pipe, Whitmore said she told Energy Resources.
That's not part of the WCIND contract and the city has


Budget woes hit Anna Maria
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4

McKay is unable to attend the Thursday budget meet-
ings.
Miller was also upset that McKay was not at the
meeting to explain his budget requests.
CIAC chairman Larry Albert said it's time the
commission makes a stand.
"Everything has gone up except the millage rate,"
he said. In addition, 55 percent of property owners do
not live year-round in Anna Maria. "Raise the millage
rate and we are going to do quite a lot" of capital im-
provements.
"I know it's not popular" to raise taxes, but the
commission "needs to act."
"It's too easy to simply raise the millage," replied
Quam, but Albert said the commission has to do some-
thing.
"Everybody on the commission wants more rev-
enue," but nobody wants to raise the millage rate, adopt
a stormwater assessment fee or borrow money on a line
of credit. Albert said the city could purchase a bond
now for capital improvements and pay it back with a
stormwater assessment fee. "It's a guaranteed income
to pay for the bond," he noted.


already paid Energy Resources to lay the pipe during
the recently completed dredge operation in city canals.
"Our contract says we can't pay twice for staging,"
the mayor noted.
The apparent impasse, however, could be solved if
Galati Marine elects to use Energy Resources to dredge
its boat basin. Galati has a Florida Department of En-
vironmental Protection permit for dredging, but has not
contracted with any company for the job.
Whitmore said she told Galati Marine it could use
the retention area along Flotilla Drive as storage for its
dredged material for $5,000. If Energy Resources
dredges Galati Marine, the money would go to that
company, she said. Otherwise, Galati would have to


But it might not be that much income. Holmes
Beach, with approximately 5,000 people, generates
only about $160,000 annually from its stormwater as-
sessment, and the larger fees are assessed in the com-
mercial district. Anna Maria, with just 1,600 people
and a smaller commercial area, could be expected to
gain only about $52,000 annually, using the same for-
mula.
"We really only have four options if we want to
increase revenue," observed Miller. The commission
can raise the millage rate, float a bond issue for capi-
tal improvements and adopt a stormwater assessment
fee to pay the bond, lower expenses, establish a line of
credit, or a combination thereof.
Woodland and Commissioner Carol Ann Magill,
however, suggested a special meeting to discuss all
possibilities of revenue generation, including increas-
ing the millage rate. Quam said revenue generation
would be an agenda item at the Aug. 12 commission
workshop session. Commissioners agreed to study the
Holmes Beach model for a stormwater assessment or-
dinance prior to that meeting.
The next budget work session is scheduled for 6
p.m. Thursday, July 29, at which time commissioners
can adopt a tentative village rate that could be reduced
during actual budget hearings, but not increased.


pay a lot more than $5,000 for removal and storage of
the dredged material.
The marina, Whitmore said, is in agreement with
the offer.


Sing-a-long
Peggy Giblin, Steve Page and Howie Banfield of the
Anna Maria String Band entertained children at the
Island Branch Library with songs ranging from "The
Flintstones" theme song to "Summertime." Kids of
all ages sang along as Giblin played violin, saxo-
phone, and "Uncle Harold's saw; Page played
upright bass and Banfield strummed guitar and
banjo. Islander Photo: Diana Bogan
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piled a list of pet-friendly hotels and motels in the state
to help residents in the event of a storm evacuation.
Emergency shelters that provide havens for people
during storms do not accept pets, so the society has
drawn up a list of 75 lodgings that do. The list is avail-
able at the society's quarters, 2515 14th St. W.,
Bradenton.
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up ll0on


Trash talking'
Who would have guessed that residents of
Holmes Beach so loved their garbage cans that they
would flock to city hall and mount an hour of pro-
test to a proposed semi-automated waste-collection
plan?
Letters to the newspaper tipped us off, one from
a woman who sought accord with her notion that the
cans are "too big," and then became annoyed when
told two pages of single-spaced, typed text is "too
long" according to our letter standards.
Others wrote to express similar opinions, which
led us to think some folks are "married" to their gar-
bage cans. so love their cans -independence that
they want to continue to buy numerous and assorted
galvanized, plastic, rubberized cans and drag them
to the curb two or three times a week?
Waste Management Inc. may seem like big bul-
lies to some of you, and some may not always be
pleased with their service, but they do haul our gar-
bage away and provide conscience-saving recycling.
Had you seen the trash-mogul's "dog and pony
show" on the up-and-coming semi-automated ser-
vice, you might feel differently and, finally, stop
buying cans that fall apart, stop dragging them to the
curb, and stop ... well, you get the idea.
If you can't wheel the can provided by WMI to
the road, then you qualify for one of the 21st
century's great bargains right up there next to
valet parking and shoe rental at the bowling alley -
rear-door service. For an additional $2.95 a month,
the collection "expert" will collect your can at the
backdoor, behind the fence or just about anywhere
you stash it, and walk it to the truck, where it is
"lifted" and emptied mechanically.
Yes, the can's bigger, but it's designed to tilt and
roll easily. And it makes for safer handling for WMI
personnel than the rip-tear plastic bags.
It sounds like a win-win situation for
homeowners and like it or not eventually even
the garbage collectors have to upgrade and, yes, au-
tomate.
So what's next? We thinks we can hear the
north-end AMU (Anna Maria Underground) rum-
bling, organizing petitions and protests.
Will folks in BBville love their cans as much as
their new (albeit somewhat obsolete) garbage truck'?
Only time will tell, since they've only recently
emerged from the dark ages to recycle.
We thinks it's all garbage. And progress.



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Unbroke, fixed anyway
You really have to hand it to our Holmes Beach city
commissioners. They have collectively found a solution
for which there is no problem. Way to go, boys and girls.
For as long as we have been living in Holmes Beach
we have routinely set our garbage curbside twice a week
in whatever container or manner we choose. It in turn is
picked up by Waste Management, never to be seen again.
What more could one ask for?
One's personal selection of disposal containers de-
pends on our volume of waste. Some use one or more
cans, others set out plastic trash bags, and those with just
a tiny bit of trash simply use a paper or plastic grocery bag.
No matter the choice, it is invariably picked up along
with the occasional water heater, sofa, mattress or what-'
ever, disappearing forever into the landfills.
Our city fathers, with their self-proclaimed wisdom,
have decided that such a simple, well-run system needs
improvement. Now they want us to place all of our gar-
bage in a "standard issue" receptacle. Waste Management
can then come along in their new and improved vehicle,
with only a driver-operator who will mechanically pick up
the can and empty it into a truck.
While I see this as a great benefit for Waste Manage-
ment, it is hard to see how this improves life for us.
Oh, by the way, Waste Management insists that they
need additional fees to offset the expense of this new
equipment, which saves them significant expenses.
The cans, regardless of their physical capacity, are
quite cumbersome. Rolling around on their wheels, they
still appear difficult to conveniently store at one's home.
Being either too large for many or too small for some,
when they are too small for one's trash, Waste Manage-
ment promises that the truck operator will manually col-
lect any overflow bags set out beside the standard can.
How many times, I ask you, have we seen early com-
mitments like these quickly forgotten when confronted by
the realities of performance? This one surely seems des-
tined for the trash heap of broken promises since it by-
passes their mechanical system with manual intervention


- a fundamental reason for changing to this procedure.
So again we are being asked to buy the proverbial
"pig in a poke," or perhaps being coerced into such a pur-
chase is a more accurate description.
Mel and Carol Yudofsky, Holmes Beach

New Islanders
Long-term Island residents and visitors are probably
aware of the fact that for many years Anna Maria Island
has been the primary or secondary home for many teach-
ers working on the mainland, in Lakeland and other sur-
rounding communities. As a matter of fact, that is prob-
ably one reason why elementary education on the Island
has distinguished itself with a rich tradition.
Many of those wonderful citizens have left the Island
over the past several years because real estate prices (and
real estate taxes) have escalated or because it became fi-
nancially crazy not to cash in on their investment. As a
result of that sort of migration, more and more of Anna
Maria Island streets are lined with "For Rent" signs in
front yards.
My wife and I have been owners of a home in Anna
Maria since 1986, We are an example of those absentee
owners, but we get there often enough to keep the prop-
erty in good shape. Our hope is to survive our taxes until
the day that we can spend the bulk of our time here.
We were heartened to meet our new neighbor when
we visited in June. He is a young physician starting his
career at Manatee Memorial Hospital. He bought his first
home across the street from us and he couldn't be more
excited about starting his career and living on the Island.
I hope that our new neighbor and other young profes-
sionals like him represent the continuation of a stable
population for the Island. It would be great to see the num-
ber of students at the Island school increase with the off-
spring of these young families. It would also be great to
see more kids and more teams playing sports at the Island
community center as well.
I think the future of this unique island culture off the
coast of Florida looks great.
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THE ISLANDER 0 JULY 21, 2004 0 PAGE 7


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Development reduces tax bill
Our city commission continues to tell the public
that the development is causing the taxes in Bradenton
Beach to increase. Au contraire. Please consider the
following:
It is supply and demand throughout Florida that is
causing taxable value to increase. The "more" people
want to move here the higher the prices will be. Why
did you move here?
The taxable value of property in Bradenton Beach
increased from $338,877,672 to $434,981,500. That is
correct and an increase of $96,103,828. Of that amount
$14,175,045 (14.74 percent) was for new development.
None of the development has caused the city additional
expenses. No additional city services were required. Free
money! In fact, those developments paid far more in per-
mitting fees than the costs to permit the developments.
Fire, sewer and water are all funded through other sources.
New development that went onto the city's tax
rolls this year will pay $36,052.80 in real estate taxes.
This does not include the additional funds that the city
earns for the Community Redevelopment Agency Dis-
trict, which will receive substantial sums of money for
infrastructure for the city only for redevelopment.
Hum! That is correct, new development will pay for
14.74 percent of the new taxes. That is 14.74 percent
that existing properties don't have to pay!
The city is currently considering increasing the
mill levy rate. That is correct, the city is projecting in-
creasing the mill levy rate when the assessed value in-
creased 28.5 percent. Why does the city need to in-
crease taxes by 28.5 percent? Could it be that if they
had more development earlier, that less funds would be
needed to keep our infrastructure in place? We must
invest in our community for it to survive.
If new development were not here, the mill levy
rate would have to be higher to offset the lesser valua-
tion. There would be no redevelopment money for in-
frastructure from the CRA. If the assessed values had
not increased 28.5 percent, the mill levy rate would


have had to increase a similar amount to offset the in-
creased expenditures. That would be a rate of 2.5434
x 1.285 = 3.1995 mill levy rate!
Homestead only limits the valuation of your home,
not the mill levy rate, so even the homestead people's
taxes will increase without development and appreciation.
In short, to those who do not understand the math, the
more non-homesteaded housing there is on the tax rolls,
the less the homesteaded folks will pay in taxes. If you
want to stop development, your vote is for higher taxes!
I strongly suggest to the city commission that they
reconsider their views on multi-family housing. While
they may not like what they see (which can be
changed), we taxpayers will benefit by development
and redevelopment. If your view is that development
is causing taxes to rise, you better begin to understand
that it is just the opposite.
If the city did not collect the $36,000 from the new
developments, they would be increasing the mill rate on
everyone else to get the tax funds to run the government.
Reed W. Mapes, Bradenton Beach

Correction
In last week's Islander, the opinion letter that I
wrote was in error. First, there are only 160 acres re-
maining on Perico Island, not 300-400, that can be built
on. Second, the city of Bradenton has authorized only
three homes to be built per acre.
Knowing this, the density would be 480 additional
homes if Arvida built on that property, not 1,200-1,600.
Figuring a car and a half per home, traffic on Manatee
Avenue could be increased by 720 automobiles. There
would still be the need for service vehicles as was men-
tioned in the first letter.
If this property is built along with the high-rises as
proposed by Arvida, the traffic on Manatee Avenue
will increase dramatically.
I apologize for the incorrect information in the first
letter.
Ken Crayton, Perico Island


Ten years ago in the July 21, 1994, issue of
The Islander, headlines announced that:
Anna Maria Public Works Director Don Tarantola
submitted his resignation after enduring scathing criti-
cisms from Mayor Ray Simches and other members of the
city commission. The flap began when Tarantola re-
quested a $6,000-a-year pay raise. Tarantola was also the
city's building official and code enforcement officer.
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
officials said all that remains for a DEP permit for the
Florida Department of Transportation to build a 65-
foot-high fixed-span bridge to replace the Anna Maria
Bridge is some mitigation by the DOT on seagrass beds
that would be displaced by the new bridge.
The Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning
Organization told Anna Maria city commissioners the
MPO would hold a "charrette" in the near future to
discuss the possibility of a new bridge across Sarasota
Bay to Longboat Key.


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July 13 78 95 0
July 14 77 94 0
July 15 80 95 0
July 16 77 94 .20
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County cites two


Cortez marinas


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Two Cortez marina operations have
each been issued a citation by Manatee
County code enforcement officials for
operating a marina without approval.
A marina at 4628 119th St. W.
owned by John Banyas was issued a
citation for work done on the docks
without a permit, dock repairs without a
permit and for operating a marina with-
out approval on property zoned for
single-family homes and light manufac-
turing. Banyas has a code enforcement
hearing scheduled for 10 a.m. July 28 at
the Manatee County Administration
Building in Bradenton.
The second marina cited was Cortez
Cove Marina at 4522 121st St. W.
According to a spokesperson for the


Manatee County Code Enforcement Di-
vision, the marina was recently sold to
Tentacle Holdings LLC, Item Invest
LLC, and Breuggeman LLC collec-
tively.
The previous owner had been cited
for operating a marina without approval
on property zoned for single-family
homes and light manufacturing. The en-
forcement notice carried over to the new
owners, the spokesperson said. Cortez
Cove Marina has an Aug. 25 hearing
date.
According to available online
records, the registered agent for Ten-
tacle Holdings LLC is Karen Bell of
Cortez, William Lambrecht of Sarasota
is the agent for Item Invest LLC, and
Steve McConnell of Tampa is the agent
for Breuggeman LLC.


Cited
This marina at 4628 119th St. W. owned by John Banyas and the Cortez Cove
Marina at 4522 121st St. W., shown below, were both cited by Manatee County
code enforcement officials for operating without county approval. Islander
Photos: Rick Catlin


Rats! Rodent infestation cleanup

planned for city hall


Vermin have infested Bradenton
Beach City Hall.
Before any political wags make any
comments about the possibility that city
hall has always had vermin in its halls
and offices, the above statement refers
to rodents.
Rats, specifically.
In-house (in-hall?) trapping and poi-
soning attempts have been ongoing
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"We have had them baited, trapped
and removed and the next step is to seal
or rodent-proof the building," City Clerk
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trap for 30 days and, if additional trap-
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The cleanup is another matter.
Idso said she had contacted several
companies to clean out the rodent ...
leavings ... and most had rejected the
job as being too severe. "In some parts
of the roof, the, uh, stuff, is several
inches thick. It's really disgusting and
I'd rather not go into it," Idso said.
One company did submit a bid to do
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THE ISLANDER U JULY 21, 2004 U PAGE 9


Charter changes on way to Aug. 31 ballot


By Paul Roat
Voters will have the final say on four changes to
the Bradenton Beach City Charter Aug. 31 with the
unanimous approval by city commissions of of the
ballot proposals.
The four charter amendments are:
"Should the city amend its charter to appoint a
qualified, professional city manager to serve as chief
executive officer responsible for directing and super-
vising all departments and city employees (except
for the chief of police, city auditor and city attorney
who shall report directly to the city commission);
preparing proposed budgets; and for faithfully ex-
ecuting the adopted budget, and the requirements of


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all laws, charter provisions, ordinances and policy
directions from the city commission?"
The charter changes would also have the city man-
ager, not the mayor, nominate and have the commis-
sion ratify the hiring or firing of the city clerk, city trea-
surer, city planner, department heads "and such other
boards, committees and panels as may be established
or provided for by law, ordinance or resolution of the
commission."
New in that section is the creation of a separate city
treasurer, a position currently included in the duties of
the city clerk's office. The new city treasurer would
probably be ranked in salary with other department
heads, in the $48,000-per-year category.


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$80,000-$130,000 per year.
The second charter change reads:
"Should the city adopt a charter amendment pro-
viding that no structure, including parts, attachments or
appurtenances to any structure, shall be erected to a
maximum overall height greater than 29 feet between
the Federal Emergency Management Agency base
flood elevation to the highest point on the roof struc-
ture or ridge, except for chimney, vents and elevator
shafts, which may not protrude above the roof more
than four feet?"
Charter amendment three asks:
"Should the city adopt a charter amendment requir-
ing a supra-majority vote of at least four out of five
members of the city commission to approve any com-
prehensive plan amendment (map or text), rezoning,
variance, special exception, or vacation of any city
right of way?"
By adding the word "variance" to that question, the
currently independent board of adjustment would be-
come advisory to the city commission if approved by
voters.
The final ballot question would, if approved by
voters, ensure that city property remains city property.
The question is, "Should the city adopt a charter
amendment prohibiting the city from selling or vacat-
ing any city right of way that provides direct or indi-
rect beach, bay or water access?"
Resident William Schneider was the lone person
to speak at the final public hearing on the matter July
15. He said the ballot questions were confusing and
said the whole matter should be rejected by voters.
"There are more issues here than any reasonable
voter can follow," Schneider said of the questions. "I
don't find this to be an acceptable way to do these
things. You're throwing out a bunch of nonsense and
playing against peoples' fears about rampant develop-
ment. It looks to me like we've had maybe 40 new units
built in the city in the past four years, and that doesn't
seem rampant to me.
"It's all about control," he continued. "You're vest-
ing all control to the city commission, so what's the
point of having citizens on advisory boards? I believe
it should all be rejected.
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Commission hears Kabris


mediation proposal


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach City Commission has agreed
that Patrick and Angela Kabris of 101 75th St. own a
unique piece of property (The Islander, Feb. 18). A
portion is zoned R-1 (recreational) while the remain-
der is R-2 (medium-density residential).
That "uniqueness" however, didn't stop the com-
mission then from denying the Kabris' request to
amend the city's comprehensive plan and future land-
use map that would have changed the zoning on the
property, allowing the Kabrises to build two dwelling
units on the entire property.
But the Kabrises requested under state statute that
an agreed-upon mediator offer a compromise solution
and attorney Caleb Grimes brought that compromise to
city commissioners at their July 13 meeting. Actually,
Grimes offered three possible solutions to the commis-
sion, including an exchange of some of the R-1 land the
Kabrises own for an R-2 designation so that the
Kabrises would be limited to no more than two units.
This would require the commission to rezone some of
the property, but would not involve a comprehensive plan
change, Grimes contended. He claimed the Kabrises pres-
ently could build two units on the R-2 portion of the prop-
erty, but they would be as high as the city allows.
He asked the commission to set a public hearing
date on the compromise solutions, but Commissioner
Roger Lutz wasn't buying into the rush.
"We just got this 10 minutes before the meeting," he
observed. "I'm going to look at [the solutions]," but he had
no intention of making a decision at the meeting.
Agreed, said Grimes. "We are not asking you to pick
a solution now, just that it be put to another hearing."
"What do we have to agree to?" asked Lutz. The
commission has already been there, done that, and
bought the T-shirt, in its denial of the original request.
But City Attorney Patricia Petruff noted that ask-
ing the commission to reconsider a rezoning decision
because of an agreement reached among the city, an
independent mediator and the Kabrises is "part of the
process" established by state law.
At that public hearing, the commission can make
a decision based upon the mediation report and what


Seven companies submitted bids to Anna
Maria July 9 to repair the city's two bridges, with
CEM Enterprises of Apopka submitting the "un-
official" low bid of $105,340.
That's about $65,000 less than what's in the
current budget for bridge repairs, but Mayor
SueLynn cautioned that the bids are unofficial
and there are other criteria the city commission
will study when it considers all seven bids at its
July 22 meeting.
Following CEM in the "unofficial" bid pa-
rade were:


L&S Concrete Restoration Inc., Sarasota,
$122,460
Pressure Concrete Inc., Florence, Ala.,
$126,820
Intron Technoligies, Jacksonville,
$150,039
M&J Construction, Tarpon Springs,
$169,767
Lovin Construction, Bradenton,
$174,632
Quinn Construction, Palmetto,
$235,035


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Holmes Beach budget

coming July 27
Mayor Carol Whitmore will present the
city's 2004-05 proposed budget to commission-
ers at their July 27 regular meeting. At that meet-
ing, commissioners will set the maximum
milllage rate for the coming fiscal year and
schedule public hearings for budget debate.

the Kabrises propose, she said.
"This is a unique situation," she said, and no one
disagreed.
Lutz was still concerned that a clubhouse for rec-
reational use by a private development could be built
on the R-l portion of the property and Grimes claimed
the Kabrises have already been approached with such
an offer, but are not interested.
Maybe not now, suggested Lutz, but if the property
is ever sold, someone could come in and build a "Taj
Mahal," that would have adjacent residents in an uproar.
Commissioners said they would hold another pub-
lic hearing, but set no date. It will be up to the Kabrises
to advertise and notify the commission when they are
ready for another hearing.
In other business, the commission agreed to:
Toss out a proposed ordinance that would have
eliminated the city's board of adjustment.
Reappoint John Monetti to the planning commis-
sion and Robert Douglas as first alternate to the board
of adjustment.
Approve a contract with Bayshore Construction
for $106,488 as the low bidder to repair the sidewalk
and seawall along the city boat basin on Marina Drive.
Approve a contract with Superior Asphalt for
$101,324 as the low bidder for a street resurfacing project.
Approve a piggy-back contract with Oneco Con-
crete and Asphalt through Manatee County to repair
city sidewalks for $48,707.
Opted not to use a special master to decide code
enforcement prosecutions, but retain the city's code en-
forcement board.


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THE ISLANDER JULY 21, 2004 U PAGE 11


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Scientists search for sunken rebar


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Marine scientist Rick Spadoni of Coastal Planning
and Engineering in Boca Raton searched last week for
a reported steel rod protruding from the Gulf bottom
about 30 feet offshore near the intersection of Gulf
Drive and 12th Street North in Bradenton Beach.
Spadoni was called after Bradenton Beach Public
Works Director Dottie Poindexter told Manatee
County officials that she had received reports from
beachgoers that the steel rod, which may be rebar im-
bedded in a hunk of concrete, had been spotted. Coastal
P&E is the firm hired by the county to supervise the
2002 beach renourishment project and Spadoni was
investigating to determine if the rebar had been acci-
dentally left by Great Lakes Dock and Dredge, the
company that did the actual renourishment.
Spadoni's search efforts last Thursday, July 15,
however, were hampered by high tides about 3 feet
above normal.
"I couldn't find it," Spadoni said, "so I'm not real
sure what it is." He suggested it might be a metal stake
used by the dredging company when it surveyed the
beach.
But Spadoni said the problem will be taken care of
by the county.
He said a crew from the Manatee County Ecosys-
tems Office will come out next week when tides return


Searching for Mr. Not-so-good-bar
Two swimmers off the intersection of 12th Street
North and Gulf Drive are in the approximate area
where a sunken steel pipe was recently sighted at
low tide. Marine scientists searched the area and
plan to remove the hazard when found. Islander
Photo: Rick Catlin
to normal and locate the offending stake at low tide. The
crew will then pull the stake out of the water, eliminat-
ing the potential safety hazard to swimmers in the area.
"I'm actually surprised it hasn't been seen earlier,"
added Spadoni. The beach renourishment project ended
in May 2002.


Anna Maria review committee


drafting updates


Anna Maria's ad hoc comprehensive plan review
committee met Tuesday, July 13, for an overview of
how to format and present proposed changes to the
city's comprehensive plan.
Members volunteered to rewrite specific sections
of the comp plan, then present their work to the entire
committee for review.
Charles Canniff is writing the housing element,
while Doug Copeland was assigned to infrastructure.
Chuck Webb is writing the coastal and conservation
element, while Chuck White is doing double duty,
writing the elements for both recreation/open space and
capital improvements. Suzanne Douglas was given the
intergovernmental coordination element.
Committee facilitator Tony Arrant agreed to write
the elements for traffic, public participation, and moni-
toring and evaluation.
Arrant invited Florida State University student in-
tern Tim Stone to speak to the group about the project
and demonstrate how to format proposed changes to


the elements to facilitate discussions by the entire com-
mittee. Stone is working on a master's degree in growth
and environmental management planning and is famil-
iar with the Anna Maria project.
White submitted a rough draft of his work on rec-
reation/open space and capital improvements to Arrant
for review. After receiving input from Arrant, White
will present his draft to the committee for review.
At its next meeting, the committee will review the
traffic circulation element.
Anna Maria resident Joe White also requested time
to make a presentation to the committee based on his
attendance at meetings during the past two months.
The revised plans and code updates are due to the
Florida Department of Community Affairs by March
2005.
Committee members will hold their next meeting
at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, in the conference room in
the city's temporary facilities at the Island Baptist
Church, 206 85th St., Holmes Beach.


By Paul Roat
A "hybrid" process of dealing with the review and
revision of the Bradenton Beach Comprehensive Plan
has been approved by the committee handling the re-
search on the city's growth document.
Members of the Citizen Advisory Committee For
Review and Updating of the Comprehensive Plan and
Land Development Code For Bradenton Beach agreed last
week that consultant Tony Arrant would draft a "shell" of
each of the elements of the comp plan and include the
necessary research document citations to ease some of the
burden of drafting revisions from members.
"I believe you should focus on bigger issues," Ar-
rant told committee members.
The committee had previously agreed that they all
would review each element separately and then bring
their findings to the full body for deliberation. At a
meeting earlier this month, though, the amount of time
it took to go through the process was lengthy.
If done that way, "it will take a long time," com-
mittee chair Ernest Clay said.
Other members agreed.
Arrant had previously suggested that the commit-
tee members each be assigned to one chapter of the
comp plan and review it individually, presenting their


findings to the full committee for deliberation and
eventual approval. Committee members balked at that
approach, favoring instead the full-committee review
by chapter until that process apparently proved too
unwieldy.
In other matters, Arrant presented colored maps of the
current land-use designations within Bradenton Beach,
based on "ground truthing" committee members engaged
in earlier this year. The maps show a snapshot of what is
currently in existence in the city: residential, commercial,
vacant, public and other properties.
The maps will be used by the committee as refer-
ence points for designation of future land-use determi-
nations for the city's comp plan and implementation
through the land development codes.
Comp plans do a number of things for an area. They
may be used to extend or redistribute growth. They may
manage the timing of new growth. They may protect natu-
ral resources, and provide financial security.
Plans may also serve as a guide to new or existing
,development, and provide planning tools for infrastruc-
ture development or intergovernmental coordination,
Arrant has said.
The next meeting of the committee will be at 6 p.m.
July 28.


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Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch volunteer
Gretchen Edgren checks out a turtle crawl on the
beach near the Martinique condos where she
observed the loggerhead walk up and retreat
without nesting. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy


Storm floods turtle nests,


one gone so far, more expected


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Stormy weather, high surf and plenty of rain of
recent days flooded many sea turtle nests on Anna
Maria Island's beach, and destroyed one completely.
That is the somber word from Anna Maria Island
Turtle Watch and its director, Suzi Fox, who noted that
the Island doesn't have so many nests that it can spare
one.
Nests newly found on the beach are marked by
stakes so volunteers can keep track of them, but wind
and waves have knocked out many of the markers. So
there is no way of knowing just how many nests are in-
undated, Fox said, but "a lot of them obviously are
flooded."
At the north end of the Island, one nest was laid on the
berm, elevating it above the beach. There is little beach
there, Fox noted, and sea turtles instinctively return to the
place of their birth to do their own nesting.
Evidently a persistent mother loggerhead climbed


the berm to be where nature told her she should be, dug
her nest, laid 100 or so eggs and covered them.
Stormy waters over the weekend undermined the
dune, it collapsed and that was the end of the nest. Fox
said some of the eggs had half-formed babies.
Nests on the Island now total 87, subtracting the
one lost to the storm. That is less than half what experts
expect of the Island in a normal May-October nesting
season.
One hatchling was found alive on Coquina Beach
by an alert lifeguard, Fox said, but she believes it's a
stray from the nest that has hatched already on
Longboat Key.
Two dead adult turtles washed up on the Island in
the past week, and one of the bodies had a long-line
fishing rig embedded. Fox sent the hook to the state for
evidence in its investigation.
Additional information may be obtained at the
Turtle Watch Education Center, 5408 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, or calling 778-1435.


Turtle vacations, Mexican style: Same.same here


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
You can get a marine turtle rescue excursion in
Mexico for several hundred dollars, and get to fondle
their eggs and even their babies.
Of course, you can get the same deal on Anna
Maria Island free of charge. But start messing with
eggs and hatchlings, and you're apt to lose an arm.
Marriott resorts are promoting "Rescue a Turtle"
trips to Puerto Vallarta and Cancun in Mexico, boast-
ing that "thousands" of sea turtles lay their eggs on
beaches near the Marriott resorts there. Hotel staff and
tourists gather the eggs daily and take them to nurs-
eries at the marinas there for incubation.
After they hatch, staff and guests, especially chil-


dren, take the babies to the beach, name them if they
wish, and let them go.
All it costs is air fare, lodging, food and so on.
On Anna Maria Island, it's free. Turtle Watch vol-
unteers lead morning "turtle walks" to nesting beaches.
Volunteers stay in touch by cell phone to keep track of
any nests that may have been dug overnight.
There may be a dozen people or just an individual,
said Turtle Watch's director, Suzi Fox. These tours will
go on until hatching is finished in October, she said. Just
call the Turtle Watch Education Center at 778-1435 or
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moved them to a fenced area called "hatcheries," where
they were replanted and left to incubate. When they
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Date set for AME

groundbreaking
Manatee County School District has set a date for
the Anna Maria Elementary School ground-breaking
ceremony.
Ground-breaking for the new construction project
will be held Aug. 17, when students and faculty will be
back on campus for the 2004-05 school year.
The community is invited to attend the ground-
breaking ceremony, which will also be attended by
school board members and local officials.
The existing AME facility is scheduled to be re-
placed by a new two-story block building designed by
Educational Design Associates and landscaped with a
natural amphitheater designed by arborist and land-
scape architect David Jones.
Turtle 'baby shower' Saturday
A "baby shower" for marine turtle hatchlings is
scheduled at Coquina Beach at 1 p.m. Saturday, June
24.
Suzi Fox, director of the Anna Maria Island Turtle
Watch, said the annual blast will be on the Gulf side of
the park, centering around the south pavilion. Turtle
eggs in the Island's beaches are expected to begin
hatching any night now.
Needed for caring for the baby turtles are "wet
wipes," surgical gloves, old towels, and Amdro ant
killer, approved by the state for use around turtles.
Green Real Estate of Anna Maria wiJl provide
hamburgers and hotdogs again this year, Fox said.
Details may be obtained at 778-1435.

One storm dividend: No stingrays
The stormy weather of recent days has brought a
respite from expected stingray incidents, said Jay
Moyles, chief of marine rescue for the Manatee County
Public Safety Department.
During the fine beach weather common at this time
of year, stingrays usually are more active than anyone
wants. Several incidents have plagued Sarasota County
beaches over the past few days. But not here to date.
As Moyles explained it, the small rays come up into the
surf seeking mates in the shallow water, burrowing and
waiting just slightly under the sand for concealment.
People walking along the water's edge sometimes
step on a ray, which has a nasty poisonous stinger at the
base of its tail and uses it when threatened. The best
way for people to avoid that painful unpleasantness is
to shuffle, not walk, through the shallows.
Heavier surf, though, drives the rays back into
calmer, deeper water.
There have been no stinging incidents on the Island
this week, and only one last week, that one on Mana-
tee Beach. But they'll be back.


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Streetlife


Island police reports
Anna Maria City
July 10, 400 block of Magnolia Avenue, criminal
mischief. According to the report, the tires of a vehicle
and trailer were slashed and a "no trespassing" sign was
stolen.
July 11, 309 N. Bay Blvd., Bayfront Park, bur-
glary. A man reported his cell phone stolen from his
vehicle.
July 12,400 block of Pine Avenue, information. A
man reported receiving a phone call from a former
employee demanding he pay him money.
July 12, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria Island
Community Center, criminal mischief. A door was re-
portedly removed from an outdoor shed.
July 15, 800 block of North Shore Drive, informa-
tion. A man reported that while he was on vacation
someone cut the tops off his sea oat plants.

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July 6, 200 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach Pier Cafe,
defrauding an inn keeper. According to the report, two
women left the pier without paying for their meal.
July 6, 2601 Gulf Drive N., Sandpiper Mobile
Home Park, theft. A man reported his bike stolen.
July 9, 200 Bridge St., Bridge Street City Pier,
warrant arrest. According to the report, an officer ap-
proached five juveniles lighting fireworks and causing
a disturbance on the pier. The officer ran a check and
discovered a 14-year-old male subject was listed as a
runaway and wanted on a Manatee County warrant for
failure to appear on a charge of burglary of an unoccu-
pied conveyance. The boy was taken into custody and
the other youths were released into the custody of their
parents.
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pole and tackle box stolen from the stairway of the
enclosed parking garage.

Holmes Beach
July 9, 100 block of White Avenue, burglary. A
mnan reported his phone and wallet stolen from his ve-
hicle.
July 11, 100 block of 75th Street, burglary. A
woman reported a diamond necklace stolen from her
bedroom.
July 11, 6306 Gulf Drive, Blue Water Resort, bur-
glary. A group vacationing on the Island reported their
wallets stolen from their room.
July 11, 6100 block of Holmes Boulevard, domes-
tic disturbance. According to the report, when a man
dropped his children off at the home of his wife, from
whom he is separated, he got into an argument with his
wife's new boyfriend.
July 14, 248 S. Harbor Drive, St. Bernard Catho-
lic Church, aggravated assault. According to the report,
a priest and a church member went into the back park-
ing lot to chase off some skateboarders. The skate-
boarders reportedly became verbally aggressive as they
got into their vehicles to leave. According to the report,
one of the drivers attempted to purposefully back into
the church member as she attempted to copy down the
vehicle license plate numbers.
July 14, 600 block of Baronet Lane, harassment. A
business owner reported receiving threatening phone
calls from a former employee.
July 15, 100 block of 28th Street, beverage law.
According to the report, a 17-year-old girl was arrested
for possession of alcohol by a minor while at a party on
the beach.
July 15, 100 block of 31st Street, warrant. A man
was arrested on a warrant for violation of parole.
July 16, 200 block of 83rd Street, warrant. An Or-
lando woman and her boyfriend were arrested after
they allegedly tied up the woman's mother and stole
her jewelry. According to the report, the woman's fa-
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Obituaries

Celeste Mull
Celeste Mull, 89, of Anna Maria Island, died July
11.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Manasota Chapel, is in
charge of arrangements.
Formerly of Grand Rapids, Mich., Mrs. Mull is
survived by son Jeffrey of Bradenton; daughter Linda
Moore of Bradenton; and one grandchild.

Conchetta M. Upshaw
Conchetta M. Upshaw, 43, of Bradenton and for-
merly Bradenton Beach, died July 18.
Born in Bradenton, Mrs. Upshaw owned and op-
erated Sassy C's Hair Design in Myakka City. She was
a member of the Arcadia Rodeo Shoot-out Team. She
was a member of Union Baptist Church, Lilly.
Visitation is at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, with
services to follow at 2 p.m. at Griffith-Cline Funeral
Home, Manasota Chapel, 1221 53rd Ave. E.,
Bradenton. Memorial contributions may be made to the
American Cancer Society, 600 U.S. 301 Blvd. W. Suite
136. Bradenton FL 34205.
She is survived by husband Jerry; daughters
Shawna Noland of Belton, Texas; step-daughter Mel-
issa Davis of Ellenton; step-son Jeremy Upshaw of
Bradenton; sister Angela Bradley of Wauchula; broth-
ers James Westberry of Ona and Barry Westberry of
Sarasota; mother Connie Westberry of Ona; and four
grandchildren.


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for the visits, cards,
calls, and the dona-
tions made to Hospice
in Jimmy's memory.
We would like all his
friends to know that
Jimmy's last days were
made very comfortable by his family and hospice.
We give a special thanks to Pat and Ed Geyer for
their celebration of life party they gave for Jimmy
at Duffys.
Sincerely,
Dawn and Kathi Eisenzimmer


Anna Maria changes

commission

meeting date
The Anna Maria City Commission meeting
originally scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, July 22,
has been changed to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 28,
due to lack of a quorum. The meeting will be at
the Holmes Beach City Hall while renovations
continue at the Anna Maria City Hall.


WILLS TRUSTS PROBATE


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Anna Maria, Florida






THE ISLANDER U JULY 21, 2004 U PAGE 15


Merry Island Players, merry Bard, merry play


By Robert Noble
Islander Correspondent
Director Kelly Wynn Woodland and her merry troupe
of strolling players have offered up this summer's edition
of Shakespeare in (and outside) the lovely little gem of a
playhouse on Anna Maria Island. The Island Players have
mounted a buoyant and mostly well-cast "Merry Wives
of Windsor," admittedly not one of the Bard's major
achievements but with enough wit and wisdom to fill a
July evening with pleasant diversion.
With actors tumbling through the whole theater,
Woodland uses every inch of space to keep the action
moving swiftly; sometimes tellingly, sometimes awk-
wardly, as in some of the large male ensemble scenes,
in which individual talents vary from excellent to in-
ept.
Mark Woodland makes a rousingly robust and
bawdy Falstaff, literally brought back from the grave
by Shakespeare at the insistence of Queen Elizabeth I,
who had been so amused at the "fat knight's" shenani-
gans in the two Henry IV plays.
With a hugeness of spirit to match his girth, Mr.
Woodland, husband of the director, brings an arsenal
of vocal equipment, coloring his words with inflections
and changes of tempo and pitch that propel the play on
its merry course. The famous "behind the arras/laundry
hamper scene" is a lot of fun and Woodland's scene
with Richard Garcia's Frank Ford is a comic highlight
of Act II. Unfortunately, their Act I scene was the only
time that tedium set in, due more to the mighty Will's
hastily executed script than to these two good actors.
Garcia is one of our ablest and most imaginative
actors, but I'm afraid his age and accent keep him from
being the ideal Ford. However, his energy and re-
sourcefulness continue to impress, and his imperson-
ation of Brooke was an incisive delight. The amazing
Mark Shoemaker comes up with another first-rate cre-
ation the wildly eccentric French physician, Dr.


Robin Rhodes, left, and Dawn Burns are the
"Merry" wives in the Island Players' production of
William Shakespeare's "Merry Wives of Windsor."
Islander Photo: Bonner Joy
Caius. Using the accent for maximum effect, he lands
some of the evening's biggest laughs. What a joy!
Jon Kieffner is memorable as Slender. This slen-
der young actor is one of our most accomplished
farceurs, offering a performance of focused energy and
hysterical thrust. His scene about the bears is a polished
gem.
Still, the surprising discovery of this cast is Daniel
Green's innkeeper. With his bright tenor voice, spar-
kling, mischievous eyes and clearly spoken words, he
brings an abundant joy to the endeavor that is conta-


gious. His excellent performance makes me eager for
his next outing on area stages.
Stan Koci was a solid Sir Hugh Evans, James
McGinnis a bland Shallow, and Herbert Stump a stolid
Page. The Bardolph- Pistol-Nym trio of Rick Kopp,
Larry Hamm, and Tom Westlake was undistinguished,
with Westlake in a terrible wig that looked like Rita
Hayworth after a bad night. Removing the wig to play
young Fenton, his own bleached locks seemed slightly
fried, and his inept speech included "jist," and "git,"
and "hunderd" (for just, get and hundred).
Dawn Bums and Robin Rhodes made a delicious
pair of Merry Wives making their mischievous
mayhem with joyous abandon. Lithe of body and with
sparkling musicality in their attractive voices, their
individual excellences added up to a dynamic duo.
They brought Act I to an ebullient finale.
Daughter of the "Dynasty," Corinne Woodland is
growing into a beautiful and gifted young actress. Her
Ann Page is a lovely, spunky contribution, with clearly
articulated speech. As a matter of fact, most of the
evening was well-spoken and clearly shaped.
Technical credits were in good hands. Working
with what I'm sure was a small budget, Priscilla Boyd
managed to come up with some attractive costumes,
especially for the ladies, and some motley ones for the
men, but then the Bard himself said, "Motley's the only
wear!"
Rick Kopp's attractive Tudor courtyard stage be-
came an interior with the addition of colorful tapestries,
and his final forest scene was beautifully atmospheric.
Chris McVicker's lighting was efficient and attractive.
A visit to the Island Players' summer "Shakespeare
on the Island" will reward you with an evening full of
talented actors filled with fun and lusty good humor,
but alas and alack, not until next summer when, hope-
fully, the Bard returns to the Island stage. This perfor-
mance closed Saturday.


Island Players announce 56th season


The Island Players has announced its 56th
season of shows, which will include a play
staged at the Island theater by the Player's The-
atre of Glamorgan,Wales, commemorating the
50th anniversary of Dylan Thomas' "Under
Milkwood."
This special production is in addition to the
regular five-play season, and tickets for three
evening performances, Oct 22-24, are $10.
For the regular season, the first offering-is
"The Sensuous Senator" by Michael Parker Oct.
7-17. In this play, Senator Harry Douglas initiates
his presidential campaign by making a strong
pitch for moral values. The doings at the senator's
house that evening, after his wife has presumably.
left for Chicago, makes for a hilarious study in
hypocrisy.
"The Orphans" will take the stage Dec. 2-12.
It is a droll tale by James Prideaux of two wealthy


spinsters who have lived in near seclusion in the
Chalfont Hotel in New York for more than 20 years.
When their isolation finally comes to an end, they find
that facing the "real" world is much easier and funnier
than either imagined.
Tom Dudzick's "Over the Tavern" is a story of a
precocious and enterprising young lad who insists on
being himself, brings hope and a sense of revival to
what otherwise could be termed a loving but dysfunc-
tional family. There are lots of laughs and a few tears
along the way with this show, which will be staged Jan.
20-Feb 6.
"Beau Jest" by James Thurman is a funny study of
nuclear families of any persuasion. Because Sarah
Goldman's boyfriend is a WASP, she employs an as-
piring actor to take home for the Jewish family to meet,
where all, including Sarah, fall for the imposter.
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presenting "Murder at Checkpoint Manor." Un-
fortunately, everything that can go wrong on
opening night does. Collapsing scenery, missed
cues, forgotten lines, strange sound effects, to
name a few. The Island Players spokesperson
warns, "Be prepared for nonstop laughter from
beginning to end."
Also from the Island Players spokesperson, a
warning that some shows may contain adult mate-
rial.
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including the patron's name in the program. Sea-
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Anchor strikes again with 'Impact!'

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
A film crew from Sun Splash Productions Inc. in q
Indian Rocks Beach was in Anna Maria July 14 to film .,;
a re-enactment of a bizarre boating accident that oc- t '
curred 10 years ago in local waters in which an anchor.
was impaled in the head of a visiting fisherman (The *
Islander, March 3, 1994, July 14, 2004).
The incident took place Feb. 26, 1994, when ex-
Washington, D.C., metropolitan police chief Maurice
Cullinane was fishing on a boat off the north end of the
Island with some friends. An anchor flew off the boat, ,
snapped back, and imbedded itself in the back of
Cullinane's skull.
Cullinane miraculously survived the incident and 1 1
the re-enactment is part of a Discovery/Health Chan-
nel TV series entitled "Impact."
Sun Splash director Lou Caputo and crew inter- 7
viewed emergency medical and fire department staff
who attended Cullinane. The crew then headed off- I .
shore to film a re-enactment of the actual incident, in-
cluding a Bayflight helicopter landing at the Anna 'W' J.
Maria Island Community Center, just as it did 10 years
ago to transport Cullinane to Bayfront Medical Center
in St. Petersburg.
Caputo said his company was hired by LMNO Pro-
ductions of Encino, Calif., to produce the re-enactment
film. 4,
An LMNO spokesperson said "Impact" will fea-
ture people who survived impalement by various ob- In a gruesome re-enactment of a 1994 incident that amounted to a fishing trip gone very bad, film crews
jects. The spokesperson did not know when the Anna capture for television a scene at the Galati Marine dock when the fisherman, impaled by an anchor at the
Maria story might air on TV. base of his skull, is helped off the boat by emergency workers. Islander Photo: Jane Stoop of Bayflite
That spokesperson also confirmed that the story
and The Islander's, e\clusile 1994 photo .ere featured I.1I )
in a program entitled."I01TI Tiing, Remiroed froim the .i, S,,.p
Human Bod .* a countdown of alien object: surgeon .. lani
hale removed from people's bodies, The jnchor Icl- '- ". Co lll`
dent is featured among %ar-iou surIcall reinmo.ed -"ier ,.-
(gruesome) objects ,uct h a_ a s ja lin, :i s ordfis h, a -. ..
tvwo-bi -four and a ie grenade St i,' ,,as
An Internet re,.we%.,. ,_t the hiev v. arn, e..er i to
"warch %tih a hro%%n paper haUg to hand ,' in -
Emergent) personnel asisting on the on'inal cd]W .l '-d .nal ,tlnt
and % ith the filmed re-enactment include Niclih Stoop L! i
and Mark Jones of MNanatee Couni Emergenc MNledi- IlltrIVIC;e,
cal Ser~ ices. Rich Jazinki of \We\t Manatee Fire & ,t th
Rescue. T.C Campbell of Ba\ llte pilot on the call in ~. hHI ,,Ji1u1a at
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THE ISLANDER M JULY 21, 2004 M PAGE 17


Island Biz


Shoppe 'til you drop
Brenda Ellison, left, and Glenna Bare recently
opened the Shoppe on the Avenue at 207 44th Ave.
W. in Bradenton near the DeSoto Mall. Islander
Photo: Nancy Ambrose

New kind of shoppe
Brenda Ellison and Glenna Bare have opened
Shoppe on the Avenue at 207 44th Ave. W. in
Bradenton, and this upscale and unusual store has some
very unique and special items for home decor, as well
as jewelry, china, hats, furniture, candles, chandeliers,
fragrances, soaps and other personal items.
Brand-name items include Anna Griffin, Sanibel
Island, Willow Tree, Allusion, Boyd Bears, Woodsong
Kids, Scentsational Soaps, Christie Repasy Designs,
Shabby Chic furniture and Mosaics by Erica.
As part of its grand opening, the store is offering
a number of specials this month, including 20 percent
off on selected candles and 30 percent off on jewelry.
Specials are also being offered in-July on Allusion
Candles and Boyd Bears.
The "shoppe" is located near the DeSoto Mall and
also houses Cabana Tans by Deby Kuederle and Hair
and Nails by Erica Little and Glenna.
For more information, call Brenda or Glenna at
751-2883.

Sales tax 'holiday'
starts Saturday
Shoppers will get a price break on clothing and
books starting Saturday, July 24, thanks to the Florida


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sales tax through midnight Aug. 1.
The tax break includes: All books selling for $50
or less; clothing, footwear, and certain accessories with
sales prices of $50 or less; and certain school supplies
selling for $10 or 1Iss.
There will a' be a reduction on fuel taxes
throughout the moiL 1 of August, when gas taxes will
drop by 8 cents.
Florida Department of Revenue officials said the
sales tax holiday will save taxpayers an estimated $35.5
million in state and local taxes. The gas-tax cut will
save taxpayers an estimated $59.7 million, bringing the
total savings from both to $95.2 million.

Realty raves
Dantia and Barry Gould of Holmes Beach have
launched Anna Maria Island Property Sales Report, a
monthly e-mail newsletter reporting sales of residential
and commercial properties on the Island. June property
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Kathy Caserta was leading agent in obtaining new
listings and Rochelle Bowers led in sales during June
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At Wedebrock Real Estate Co., June's leaders at
the Holmes Beach office were Sierra Hall and the Missi
Watkins/Lee Kinworthy team for new listings, Gail
Tutewiler for sales, and Geoff Wall in the commercial
division. Other top listers and sales agents were Tina
Rudek and the team of Cindy and Mike Migone of the
Longboat Key office.
Sandy Lindahl was tops in new listings and David
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PAGE 18 0 JULY 21, 2004 0 THE ISLANDER


Landmark seamark? survives bureaucrats


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Cortez's Showboat has survived a busted
paddlewheel and threats of bureaucratic scuttling and
will be back entertaining the public in the fall.
That's the outlook of the admiral of the Seafood
Shack fleet, Ham Jones. He owns the landmark restau-
rant and floating dining room/convention hall, Show-
boat, at the mainland end of the Cortez Bridge.
The U.S. government's Homeland Security De-
partment says it was just following the rules when it
classified the Showboat among such transports as the
QE2 and a Boeing 767.
Anything, it seems, that carries 150 or more pas-
sengers has to get with the new program of registration
and coverage to comply with complete security re-
quirements.
Showboat is certified by the Coast Guard to carry
324 passengers, and quite often does, said Jones. So
she's an oceangoing vessel, duly qualified under
Homeland regs.
And furthermore, where she docks qualifies as a
port, and she has always tied up at the Seafood Shack.
That would mean the restaurant and its grounds would
have to be fenced with a terrorist-proof fence and ev-
ery gate protected by an armed guard.
Jones is not alone in this squeeze. "There are many,
many small cruises to nowhere that are hit by this ran-
dom application of the rules," he said.
He had to either downgrade Showboat to a maxi-
mum of 149 passengers, or find a way to get her ac-
cepted somewhere short of an ocean-going vessel or a
jumbo passenger plane. He hired a consultant to find a
way.
The consultant was a retired Coast Guard officer,
who conceived the plan under which Jones is moving
forward now.
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may come up in any emergency around the
paddlewheeler. Then Homeland can accept the ship for
324 passengers, Jones said.
When that will be, he can't be sure. The feds prob-
ably will test the crew in September, and by then Show-
boat will be ready, too.
For as if all that federal stuff wasn't enough, dur-
ing a cruise in June the paddlewheel broke and fell off
the ship's stem, Jones said. "It dragged for a few sec-
onds before it broke free, and that kind of tore it up."
He has had problems finding metalworkers who
can handle the repair job, but they are in hand now and
ready to get it done. It's a big paddle wheel, 14 feet in
diameter and 20 across, Jones said.
If such problems could happen at a convenient
time, this is it, Jones said. The ship is due for mainte-
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But the property is not listed and he's not in any nego-
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Wednesday, July 21
9 a.m. Horseshoe games at Anna Maria City
Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.

Thursday, July 22
9 to 11:30 a.m. Bloodmobile at AAA, 6210
Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 746-7195.

Friday, July 23
8 p.m. "Alligators" opens at the Manatee Play-
ers Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton.
Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.

Saturday, July 24
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.
11 a.m. Cortez Yacht Club Poker Run departs
from Cortez Kitchen, 4528 119th St. W., Cortez. Infor-
mation: 747-9551. Fee applies.
2 p.m. "Alligators" at the Manatee Players
Riverfront Theater, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton. Infor-
mation: 748-5875. Fee applies.
8 p.m. "Alligators" at the Manatee Players
Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton. Infor-
mation: 748-5875. Fee applies.

Sunday, July 25
2p.m. "Alligators" finale at the Manatee Players
Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton. Infor-
mation: 748-5875. Fee applies.


Island Kiwanis Club helps
found Bulgarian unit
The Anna Maria Island Kiwanis Club has
helped found a sister club in Plovdiv, Bulgaria,
Phyllis Bohnenberger has announced.
She is president of the Island club, which
co-sponsored the Bulgarian unit along with
Bradenton, Bayshore and Sunrise Kiwanis
clubs.
"This sponsorship serves to expand the
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Tuesday, July 27
1 to 4 p.m. Veterans service officer at the Island
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Appointments: 749-3030.
2 to 3 p.m. "Art for Fun's Sake" children's pro-
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9 a.m. Horseshoe games at Anna Maria City
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Ongoing:
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Circus Sarasota at the Ringling Circus Museum,
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Whiffle Ball league play at the Anna Maria Island
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Retrospective exhibit by Florida photographer
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"Road Trip to Mars and Beyond" summer camp
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Anna Maria Island Privateers and West Manatee
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Gulf Coast Writers meeting at the Island Branch
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Seagoing


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Saturday at


Cortez

By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
The second annual Cortez Poker Run is scheduled
to start its rounds about noon Saturday at the Cortez
Kitchen restaurant and make enough stops to fill a
poker hand.
Entry fee is $10 per poker hand or three hands for
$20, and an additional card may be purchased at the last
stop for $5 sort of five-card draw, plus a wild card.
This is not a race, sponsors emphasize in the inter-
ests of boat safety, but a nautical poker game. The win-
ning hand is worth $100 first prize, second is $50, third
$25. That will all be decided at a brief awards cer-
emony at Cortez Kitchen at 4 p.m.
The way it works is this: Captains have to register
their boats starting at 11 a.m. at the Cortez Kitchen,
4528 119th St. W. Each occupant of a boat may buy a
poker hand and draw the hand's first card. They may
start anytime between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Next stop is Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant &
Pub, at the north end of Longboat Key, 760 Broadway.
There each player will draw a second card between
12:15 and 1:15 p.m.
Then it's onto the Bridge Tender Inn on the bay
side of Bradenton Beach on Anna Maria Island, 135
Bridge St., to draw another card from 1-2 p.m.
Boats wll round the south end of Anna Maria Is-
land then, to Beer Can Island at the north tip of
Longboat for the next-to-last card from 1:45-2:45 p.m.
It's Cortez Kitchen time again then, to draw the
final card for each hand from 2:30-3:30 p.m. And that's
where that additional card may be purchased.
If the weather drowns or blows out the game Sat-
urday, it will be the next day, July 25, same times, same
rules.
But it will not escape the notice of sharp mariners
that they just could have competition by land, for all the
stops can be reached overland.
So? "Well, it's a heck of a long walk from
Longboat around the point to Beer Can Island," said the
sponsoring Cortez Yacht Club. "If anyone wants to, let
'em take a hike. We don't want to eliminate anyone
who might contribute to the club's treasury. "
Bring your water pistols, the club advises.






PAGE 20 M JULY 21, 2004 M THE ISLANDER



Electrifying electricity tales from FPL


"We don't have the opportunity to make a lot of
mistakes," Florida Power & Light training specialist
George Potts told a group of reporters, including yours
truly, in Miami last week, "and, unfortunately, our
mistakes are often fatal."
Potts was talking about FPL work crews who brave
the elements after a hurricane, tornado or other natural
disaster, working to restore electricity to out-of-power
homes and businesses.
FPL officials have inaugurated a new program,
modeled after the military "embedded" process, to al-
low journalists to go out in the field with work crews
to observe first-hand post-storm repair efforts. The
Miami training exercise was an exercise in safety for
reporters.
It was quite a learning experience.
The wires that are strung from pole to pole carry
varying amounts of electricity. Generally, the top wires
have the most juice, the lower wires the least. Gener-
ally, the lower wires have 7,620 volts of power.
The electricity has to be reduced before it enters
our homes at 120 volts. The higher energy is trans-
formed to lower voltage through transformers, those
gray cylinders that are on every third or fourth pole.
The transformers are filled with a mineral oil and coils
and coils of wire that drop the voltage down to work-
able levels.
There is a foot-long fuse that links the wire to the
transformer. If there is an electrical spike, sometimes
caused by a tree limb hitting a wire or some sudden
surge of power, the fuse will trip and the power goes
off. That loud "pop!" that you sometimes hear is the
fuse tripping, Potts said, and although most people
believe it's a transformer blowing up, it's usually just
the fuse snapping open.
The biggest problem in storms regarding power
outages is caused by tree limbs crashing down on
power lines. The fuses will trip around the outage point,
keeping the electrical service to nearby houses secured,
but the wire itself is still hot and extremely dangerous
to anyone or anything nearby.
Another myth discounted by Potts is that electric-
ity will arc out to bite someone, sort of like an angry
dog lunging at an antagonist. It takes contact with the
live wire to initiate the electrical shock, he said, and the
arc will come as you try to pull away.
And it's not like a little static electric spark, either.
Potts said he's seen arcs of up to 8 feet, which means
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in contact with electricity is in for what seems to be an
eternity of lots of juice.
Water is a great conductor of electricity, which
makes humans great conductors of electricity. Stand-
ing water something found everywhere after a ma-
jor storm will carry electrical charges for scores of
feet with deadly results. So are chain-link fences, a
popular brace for photographers trying to get a shot.
The short version of Potts comments: Don't touch
anything after a storm.

Getting the juice to flow again
Emergency management officials have been talk-
ing about the "lessons learned after Hurricane Andrew"
for more than a decade, after the deadly Category 5
hurricane made landfall just south of Miami in 1992.
FPL learned some lessons, too, and has refined its post-
disaster techniques accordingly, going so far as to even
have an on-staff meteorologist to monitor storms and
assess and help coordinate relocating work crews to the
areas of greatest expected damage.
After a storm passes, the FPL crews are one of the
first into the impact zone, following workers who are
needed to clear a path through the debris. After mak-
ing an assessment of the damage, the work to restore
power begins.
There is a hierarchy to how the power gets turned
back on, starting with the generating plants themselves.
Once the power plants and the lines leading from them
are up and running, power is restored to "essential ser-
vices" first: Hospitals, police stations, fire departments,
and TV and radio stations to allow information to be
provided to the public.
Next to get juice are those areas where the least
amount of work will generate the greatest number of
customers back on line. If you live on Gulf Drive, ex-
pect your power to come back on fairly soon. If you
live at the end of Key Royale Drive, don't expect to be


the first on the Island with your air conditioning back
running.
Small groups and individual customers tucked
away in little enclaves are the last to get power, accord-
ing to the FPL restoration process.
It's pretty much firstest for the mostest.

Personal generator nightmares
Potts said pre-Hurricane Andrew, the home gen-
erator-population ratio was probably 1 in 500. After
Andrew, he said it was probably something like 1 in 5.
Generators are great things, keeping small appli-
ances like refrigerators, fans and lights running after a
storm while people await the return of household
power.
There is a problem, though. Lots of folks have
found that if they re-wire an electrical cord so they can
plug their generator into a wall outlet in their house, the
power generated runs through the entire home, depend-
ing on how powerful the generator is.
However, electricity runs both from pole-to-home
and from home-to-pole. Remember the transformer
that transforms power from 7,620 volts down to 120
volts? Well, it works the other way, too, and some poor
lineman working blocks away from your generator-
juiced house on a wire knows to be dead suddenly has
a hot wire. The repair person can be killed as a result.
Use a generator in the way it was designed to op-
erate, with individual power cords to individual needs.

Pre-storm hints
Tree limbs are the greatest cause of electrical
power outages in storms. If you trim the trees away
from power lines, the limbs have a lesser chance of
hitting a line and interrupting your power.
But don't try to trim any trees which have branches
entangled in the lines. All it takes is a touch of a saw
to a live wire to turn the chore into a bad day. Call FPL,
and a crew will be out to take care of the problem.

The juice
FPL handles about half of the Florida's power
needs, with a region that runs south of a line from
Manatee County to the Atlantic and up to parts of Jack-
sonville. It has 4 million customers, and 80 percent of
its customers are within 15 miles of the coastline. Post-
disaster planning is obviously something the utility is
concerned with, and it holds a two-day mock hurricane
drill every year to make sure all its employees know
what to do.
Everyone is cross-trained. One of the executives
said she spent three weeks walking.what was left of the
streets in south Miami after Hurricane Andrew doing
damage assessments. It was something of a challenge,
because not only were there no street signs heck,
there were hardly any houses but there were no
power poles. She said the company had to go back to
original plans for the power grid in the system to fig-
ure out where the poles used to be so they could be
restored.
And it was interesting that last Wednesday, the day
of the Miami media-training session, FPL posted the
greatest power output in the company's history. The
FPL Parrish plant, by the way, which provides power
to Anna Maria Island, has been running at 100-percent
output for weeks.

Sandscript factoid
To report a power outage, call 1-800-40UTAGE
24 hours a day, seven days a week.
For more information about FPL, especially where
power is out and when it should be restored, that is, if
you have sufficient battery power and your online ser-
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Winds cool offshore action; reds hot inshore


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Lots of wind, lots of rough seas offshore, not a lot
of offshore action: That was the story last week.
On the few charters going out in the Gulf of
Mexico, there were good reports of gag and red grou-
per, plus big amberjack.
Pass fishing for mackerel remains good, and catch-
and-release snook are still moving along the beaches.
Backwater action was the hot ticket last week, with
redfish finally starting to come to the hook. A few
guides advise using all of the ammunition you can load
in your arsenal to catch the big reds, such as shrimp,
pinfish, small grunts, artificial, even crabs to find out
what works the best.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he caught nine redfish near Miguel Bay on
one trip last week, and Exudes and small pinfish seem
to work the best to lure the fish to the hook. He's also
getting into small trout to 22 inches in Terra Ceia Bay
and a few catch-and-release snook.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said
weather and wind hurt fishing a bit last week, with
most of the offshore anglers staying at the dock due to
the weather. Backwater anglers were doing good,
though, with reports of 32-inch redfish coming in, plus
some catch-and-release snook off the beaches, lots of
mangrove snapper along the Intracoastal Waterway and
Spanish mackerel in the passes.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said catch-and
release snook, redfish and mackerel were the best bets.
Tim Daily of Lakeland caught a 22-pound permit last
week from the pier and won the unofficial "best catch"
award.
Cliff Alcorn at the Anna Maria City Pier said


Crabby puzzler
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fishermen with a lifelong intimacy with creatures of
the sea are puzzled at just what this is. Thomas
"Blue" Fulford has known three of them around his
boathouse for four years, and down the waterway
J.O. "Junie" Guthrie took this picture at his dock in
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mackerel, snapper, some yellowjacks and a few floun-
der were the most popular catches, with a few cobia
spotted around the pier and some catch-and-release
snook hooked in the early mornings.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
the cut is producing a lot of big yellowtail jacks up to
10 pounds. Mangrove snapper are thick by the Sun-
shine Skyway Bridge, and there are some 24-inch trout
being caught in Terra Ceia Bay and black drum near the
railroad bridge in the Manatee River.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business out of
Catchers Marina in Holmes Beach said winds kept
him inshore for much of last week, but he was able to
catch some redfish, trout and catch-and-release snook.
Teresa Baranowski at the Perico Island Bait and
Tackle said there are good catches of trout coming off
the Intracoastal Waterway, redfish are hitting well from
the potholes in the seagrass flats with shrimp or small
pinfish working best for bait, and lots of mackerel and
snapper caught near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge sys-
tems weather permitting, of course.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach out of Catchers said redfish are starting
to bite better, but he's finding that using different lures
and bait is the best way to go: Pinfish, grunts, sand
perch or even crabs.
Capt. Matt Denham out of Catchers said they
managed one trip out in the Gulf last week and caught


amberjack, red and gag grouper, plus lane and man-
grove snapper. Things are only going to get better, he
predicted.
Capt. Sam Kimball on Legend charters out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said he has been
putting his charters onto mangrove snapper to 5
pounds, banded rudderfish, triggerfish, Key West
grunts, barracuda to 22 pounds and a few keeper-size
gag grouper.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's said inshore action for snapper was excellent
last week, with some catches up to 17 inches in length.
Other highlights included mackerel, trout, flounder,
gag grouper and a few redfish.
On my boat Magic, we caught redfish to 32 inches
using pinfish up to 2 inches long, plus trout to 20
inches, mackerel to 24 inches and snapper to 16 inches.
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
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Christian Chamberlain drops in on a wave at Anna Maria's White Avenue beach, briefly bottom turns to his
many rides on the day. Islander Photos: Kevin Cassidy


right and then cuts back


180 degrees during one of his


Wind, waves bring out Island surfers


By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Correspondent
A stalled low-pressure system hovering in North
Florida coupled with an unseasonable southern dip in
the jet stream produced sometimes torrential rain and
gusting winds here over the July 17-18 weekend. Natu-
rally, the resulting waves in the 3- to 6-foot range
brought hordes of surfers to Island beaches. And it
brings out the best among the locals.
Island residents Walter Chamberlain and son
Christian were among the many who ventured out to
take on the waves and the good break at the White
Avenue beach, where close to 50 people were braving
the wet-arid-wild weather for a ride or two on the
storm's choppy waves.
With school out and mainstream organized sports
taking a break, it's the pursuit of the endless summer
that many Island youths are chasing.
Trips to the east coast for surfing or skimboarding
contests are keeping Islanders like Christian, Giorgio
Gomez, Trevor and Logan Bystrom, Spencer Carper
and Anthony and Josh Riccio occupied.
That group recently competed in the Deerfield
Beach Skimboarding Contest and several brought
home trophies. Gomez, 8, and Chamberlain, 13, both
claimed first place in their respective age divisions,
while Carper took third place in the 14-and-under di-
vision. Anthony Riccio grabbed fifth place in the 13-
and-under, while Bradenton's Amber Weaver took
second in the girls' division.


Pinata party
Anna Maria Island Community Center camp counse-
lor Karrie Benshoff gives Sam Albon a hand with his
paper-mache technique. Albon and fellow campers
Kyle Bergeron and Dylan Fasy are busy making
pinatas that will be decorated, filled with candy and,
eventually, busted open with a whiffle-ball bat.
Islander Photo: Diana Bogan


With the EZ Skimmers Back-to-School
skimboarding contest looming, you can bet all of the
foregoing are ready to jump in. It takes place Aug.
21-22 at the Beach House Restaurant in Bradenton
Beach.
The contest is the idea of Chris Ambut, also known
as EZ and the owner of EZ Skimmers, a custom
skimboard manufacturer.
Jim Brady of the West Coast Surf Shop says reg-
istration there has been good and that organizers expect
more than 100 skimmers to compete, and registration
continues through Aug. 13.
Cost for the contest is $25 for an amateur and $75
for professional boarders, with each contestant receiv-
ing an EZ Skimmers T-shirt and a grabbag filled with
skimboarding essentials. Age groups range from the
Minis (8 and under) up to the Masters (25 and up) in
male/female divisions.
Registration forms may be obtained at West Coast
Surf Shop, 3902 Gulf Drive, or The Islander office,
5404 Marina Drive, both in Holmes Beach.
Completed forms and the entry fee should be
mailed or delivered to the Beach House Restaurant,
P.O. Box 1478, Anna Maria FL 34216. Checks should
be made payable to the Beach House.-
For more information, call West Coast Surf Shop
at 778-1001.

Register now for Center soccer
Registration for the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center's fall soccer season is under way from
now until Saturday, Aug. 13, for prospective play-
ers ages 5 to 16. The Center has scheduled four "reg-
istration nights," all 6-8 p.m., Tuesday and Thurs-
day, Aug. 3 and Aug. 5, and Monday and Friday,
Aug. 9 and Aug. 13.
Registration fee for Center members is $40 for first
child and $35 for each additional child. Nonmember
fees are $55 for first child and $50 for each additional
child.
Players receive uniforms, including shirt and
matching socks, and must provide black shorts and shin
guards. Shin guards are offered at the Center for $10 a
pair.
Everyone who signs up is assigned a team, al-
though mandatory tryouts will be held for each of the
five age groups. Tryouts will be held from 6:30 p.m. to
7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, Aug. 16-20. Play-
ers ages 5-7 try out Monday for the instructional league
and are followed by Division III, ages 8-9, Tuesday and
Division II, ages 10-11 Wednesday. Division I, ages
12-13, tryout Thursday, while Premier League players,
ages 14-16, tryout Friday evening. Players will be as-
signed to their division's teams immediately following
each tryout.
Any players who are feeling a bit rusty after a sum-
mer of relaxation and vacation and can sign up for the
Center's Soccer Camp 2004, which gets under way
Aug. 11 and runs through Aug. 13 from 5:30 p.m. to
7:30 p.m. Cost is $20 for Center members and $35 for
nonmembers.
The Center is also looking for soccer coaches for
the 2004 season. Sign up at the Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria, or for more information, call the
Center's athletic director, Andy Jonatzke, at 778-1908.


Anna Maria Dolphin football registering
The Anna Maria Island Community Center is also
taking registrations for the Anna Maria Dolphins foot-
ball team until July 23. Better hurry.
Cost for the season is $60 for Islanders and non-Is-
land residents alike. The Police Athletic League offers
four age-weight divisions, including varsity, junior var-
sity, mighty mites and flag football.
Varsity players must be age 13-14 by Sept. 1 and
weigh under 165 pounds. JV players must be 11-12 by
Sept. I and weigh under 145 pounds. Mighty-mite
players must be age 8-10 and weigh less than 125
pounds, while flag players must be age 6-7 by Sept. 1.
All prospective players must provide a birth certifi-
cate to register. Sign up at the Center or call for more
information.
The varsity AMI Dolphins were 2002 PAL cham-
pions.

Devil Rays youth movement begins
I mentioned last week that the Devil Rays would
soon be parting ways with veteran slugger Fred
McGriff to make room for younger players. Well, the
Rays wasted no time releasing McGriff while also
optioning infielder Damian Rolls to AAA Durham.
Outfielder Joey Gathright and infielder Jorge Cantu
were called up to the big club on Thursday, July 15, to
take their places.
Both figured prominently in the Rays' 7-2 victory
over the Orioles Sunday, July 18, that salvaged a split
in the four-game series. Cantu had two hits in his first
start, including driving in the winning run when his
ground ball in the hole eluded Baltimore shortstop
Miguel Tejada and allowed Toby Hall to score the go-
ahead run.
Meanwhile Gathright continues to amaze coaches
and fans with his tremendous speed. In the fifth inning,
he prevented a double play by beating the relay throw
to first, where he scored on a double to right field by
Jose Cruz Jr.
The Rays have cooled off from their 30-10 streak,
but they're still playing hard and, aside from their se-
ries against the Yankees, they've been in every game.
After two more home games against the Yankees,
the Rays go on the road for a series against the Twins
(July 21-23) and the Blue Jays (July 24-25) before re-
turning home to face the Royals for a three-game set
starting July 27.
Rumor has it that Island girl Molly Slicker will be
the bat girl for the July 28 game at Tropicana Stadium.

Horseshoe winners
Winners in the July 17 horseshoe games were Rod
Bussy, visiting Anna Maria City, and Ron Pepka of
Bradenton. Runners-up were Herb Ditzel and George
McKay, both of Anna Maria City.
Winners in the July 14 games were Tom Rhodes of
Cortez and Jimmy Spencer of Bradenton. Runners-up
were George Landraitis of Bradenton and Bob Hawks,
visiting Anna Maria City.
The weekly contests get under way every Wednes-
day and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria City Hall
Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no membership fees
and everyone is welcome.


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'Team Galati' enjoys summer fish tales, tuna tourneys


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
While a lot of Islanders spend part of their summer
vacation fishing usually in the cooler northern cli-
mates Chris Galati of Galati Marine in Anna Maria
and members of "Team Galati" fishing team decided to
spend some of their summer fishing around the Gulf of
Mexico. Turns out, the fishing was pretty good for
Team Galati.
Chris and team members Jarred Jenkins, Nicholas
Galati (11-year-old nephew of Chris and son of Car-
mine Galati), Wayne Harris, Jason Lozeu and Artie
Davenport sailed to Mobile Bay in late May for the
Mobile Memorial Day Big Game tournament. While
the tournament fishing wasn't that great, Galati and
crew did get some recognition for a rare white marlin
they caught and released.
The fishing got a lot better for Team Galati at the
New Orleans Invitational fishing tournament in June.
"The tournament is essentially a club tournament
with no cash prizes," said Chris Galati, "but it's a fun
tournament for bragging rights among fishing teams."
Chris and the crew got to do a little bragging after
finishing second in the tournament with a 155-pound
yellowfin tuna.
"We were out about 135 miles fishing near an ac-
tive oil rig. That was something to see," Galati noted.
The oil rig is "huge and like a city." The fish don't
seem to mind the rigs, and a lot of bait fish hide near
the pilings, making good eating for the big game fish.
From New Orleans, Chris and the team sailed their
45-foot Cabo 45 fishing vessel appropriately named
"Team Galati" to Destin, Fla., for the Emerald Coast
Blue Marlin Classic.
With cash prizes available, Team Galati had suc-
cess with a 149.2-pound yellowfin tuna they caught,
good enough for second place and a $14,000 award.
Next up for Team Galati is the Old Salt Loop fish-
ing tournament out of Longboat Key Moorings in Au-
gust.
"We had a lot of fun," said Chris Galati, who is
known for his enthusiasm for big-game fishing.
Also having fun was 1 I-year old Nick Galati, who
was making his first trip as a member of Team Galati.
"Nick had a great time and got his first big tuna. He was
a valuable crew member," added Chris.
"We really do these tournaments just to get our
Galati Marine name out to people. It's for good public
relations and because we like to fish that we enter these
tournaments," he added.
Still, it doesn't hurt to haul in a winner or at
least second place now and then.


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Team Galati found some
good fishing near this oil
rig in the Gulf of Mexico
about 135 miles south of
New Orleans during a
tournament in that city.


Nick Galati, 11, with his first big tuna caught with
Team Galait.


Team Galati with one of their "average" hauls of tuna and dolphin. The team spent some time in the North-
ern Gulf of Mexico fishing in tournaments off New Orleans and Destin.


The big one that
didn't get away
Members of the Team
Galati tournament
fishing crew landed this
155-pound yellowfin
tuna that was good
enough for second place
in a recent tournament in
New Orleans. From left,
clockwise, are Wayne
Harris, Jason Lozeu,
Jared Jenkins, Nicholas
Galati, Artie Davenport,
Jimmy Gringo and Chris
Galati. Islander Photos:
Courtesy Chris Galati


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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

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

TWO LOVESEATS: off-white, in excellent condition.
$75 each. 778-6222.

BEDS: NASA memory foam. Factory sealed. Queen
$499, king $599. All sizes available! (941) 929-7570.

REFRIGERATOR, $75; stove $75; dishwasher,
$75, convection microwave oven, $35. 778-6222.

ALMOST NEW twin bed with matching dresser, mir-
ror and side table $300; desk $50; various other
items. 778-3228.

BEDROOM DRESSER from the 1930s. Made by
Kling in Mayfield, N.Y. Good condition, $70.798-8342.

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

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

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.
SELL it fast with an ad in The Islander.


S.T.O.P. Stop taking our pines: For petition, write
P.O. Box 1011, Anna Maria FL 34216, or e-mail:
mlindsey3@tampabay.rr.com.

JULY SALE: Niki's Gifts and Antiques Mall, 5351
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Storewide sterling jew-
elry 50 percent off; gifts 10 to 70 percent off; select
antiques 25 to 50 percent off. Visit us $9 per ear-
rings free! Seven days, 779-0729.

BUTTERFLY PARK BENEFIT: Purchase a personal-
ized brick in the Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park. Two
lines, $40. Three lines, $50. Pick up form at The Is-
lander or call 518-4431 for more information. Down-
load form: www.islandsandbeaches.com/brick.pdf

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.

TWO FAMILY SALE: 8am-noon on Saturday, July
24. Baby items, books, household items, and much
more. 315 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.



LOT FOR SALE
This lot is cleared and ready to build on,
located just two blocks to the beach in the
City of Anna Maria. Nice neighborhood
of newer homes. Great investment oppor-
tunity. Build and own a new home for
less than buying an existing home
and get exactly what you want!
Priced to sell at $295,000

Ken Jackson, 778-6986 Kathy Geerearts, 778-0072
Maureen Dahms, 778-0542 LaRae Regis, 779-1858

Screen
REAL ESTATE
OF ANNA MARIA

Si- 778-0455 9906 Gulf Drive
Visit our Web site www.greenreal.com


FOUND: DIAMOND RING on Coquina Beach, July
5. Call David Sandoro, 383-7992.

LOST: BLUE MESH Pepsi bag containing mask and
fins between parking lot and Bradenton Beach pier.
Reward, call 758-7126.

LOST DOG: name Izzy, 6-year-old golden Retriever
mix, about 55 pounds, lost Sunday, July 18, in the
Crescent Drive area in Anna Maria. Call 778-0917.


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

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


1993 CHEVY S10 truck, automatic. Runs great,
$1,900. 778-4010.

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

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, fueling, exercising, detail interior and exte-
rior cleaning. 761-3000.

FISHING FOR a good deal? Look in The Islander,
778-7978.









Charm and space in this "old Florida" retreat. More
than 2,200 sf. living area plus lanai and spacious
deck. Great canal location and 300 ft. to open
water. Asking $750,000.



Since
MARIE LIC REAL ESTATE
FRANKLIN REALTY BROKER
"We ARE the Island."
941 778-2259 Fax 941 778-2250
E-mail: amrlty@gte.net Web site www.annamariareal.com
9805 Gulf Drive/PO Box 835 Anna Maria FL 34216


Anna Maria Island's Most Prestigious Residential Income Producing Address
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SINGLE FAMILY 141 FEET TO THE BEACH
with all the amenities of a luxury condo. Pool,
yard maintenance, etc. 4BR/3BA. Four to six-
car garage, elevator, two decks with beautiful
beach view, fully furnished. Almost 6,000 sf.

Mike
Norman
Realty INC
941-778-6696 800-367-1617
WWW. MIKENORMANREALTY.COM


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1988 30-FOOT CHRIS CRAFT flybridge with FWC
350's, air conditioning, all options. Complete rebuild
of engines in 2003. $42,000. 746-6225.

WANTED TO RENT: Dock with lift for 22-foot boat.
Annual basis. Call Brian, (941) 224-1053.

FREE TRAILER for small boat or Jet-Ski. Needs
work. 730-0516.



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

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



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

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

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

SPENCER'S SKIM SCHOOL for beginners and inter-
mediates. Free skimboard use with lessons. $10 per
half-hour lesson, three lessons recommended. Local
teen, team competitor. Call 778-0944.

CLASSIFIEDS ADS can be found on line at
www.islander.org.


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

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

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

13-YEAR-OLD girl will babysit all ages in your
home. Reasonable rates and knows CPR. Call Jes-
sica Lord, 747-2495.



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.

PARENT GREETER and homework helper: Great
job for high school students! $6.50/hour, Monday-
Friday, 2:30-6pm. For interview, fax resume: atten-
tion Sara Dynan to 778-9511, or call 778-1908.

PART-TIME MOTHER'S HELPER/nanny for three
young children in northwest Bradenton, mostly
afterschool hours, three days per week. Good health,
experience and references required. Call 518-9973.

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


ACTIVITY COUNSELORS: Monday-Friday, 1-6pm,
pay dependant upon qualifications. Ideal candi-
dates must have elementary education degree, 40-
hour DCF, childcare certificate and CPR/first aid
certified. Reading and drama specialties desired.
Must be age 21-plus with valid commercial drivers
license and/or willingness to drive a 25-passenger
bus. For interview, fax resume: attention Sara
Dynan to 778-9511, or call 778-1908.

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

JOURNALIST: Part-time reporter sought for city beat
and features writing by The Islander. Must have jour-
nalism education, experience or background 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.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Meet interesting people
and learn the history of the Island. Anna Maria Is-
land Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria. Call 778-0492.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: TINGLEY Memorial Li-
brary. Duties include checking books in/out,
reshelving, and generally assisting library patrons.
Call 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.


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COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your com-
puter misbehaving? Certified computer service and
private lessons. Special $30 per hour- free advice.
545-7508.

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

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

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.

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.

CHECK US OUT AT www.islander.org !


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

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.

HANDYMAN SERVICES Scott Fulton, owner,
Island resident. "Get the job done right." Free
estimate, many references. 713-1907 cell, 778-
5427 home.

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

MATURE COUPLE for yard and housework, boat
cleaning, home improvements, eldercare and
childcare. References available. Charlene, 708-
9222.

TREE SERVICE: Topping, trimming, removals.
Palm trimming. 15 years locally working on Anna
Maria. Phil Brewer, 545-4770 or 778-7790.

NEED INFORMATION off the Internet. No time? No
computer? Let us help! Fast, confidential, afford-
able. Call Websearchers, 794-5477.

MATURE COUPLE for yard and housework,
boat cleaning, home improvements, eldercare
and childcare. References available. Charlene,
708-9222.


THE BLINDS DUO. Exciting new Island business!
We come to you! Mobile on-site wash-n-wax.
Blinds, verticals, windows, ceiling fans. 920-8638.

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 reason-
able price call Sebastian, 704-6719.


JON KENT









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

JUST LISTED!
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This 2BR 1BA, 50's era home STucked
away on a lushly landscape 125x85 lot -
within a short stroll of the finest Gulfl ..
beaches on the island! Amenities in- .
clude solid concrete block construction, -
vaulted ceilings, built-in cupboards and china cabinet, central air, glassed-in Florida
room, and original knotty pine kitchen cabinets. There is lots of potential to add an-
other bedroom and bath in the existing workshop, and there is plenty of room for a pool.
This endearing old timer is being sold by the original owner's family and was quality
built by John Van Ostenbridge in 1957. Affordable priced at $449,900. Don't miss it!
VIDEO TOUR S-b
BROCHURE Visit our Web site at www.betsyhills.com


-,.. LIVE LARGE
NEW MILLION-
DOLLAR CONDO
FOR LEASE
-' Stylishly ftrnished
beach, 'hso Br ,e orn afunidshed.
S a Annual lease.
Available 9/1/04.
Call David,
(941)778-0156.
Sweeping east, south and west views of Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, from light and
airy Anna Maria Island bayfront 3BR/3BA apartment with private boat slip, pool and spa.
Glamorous apartment with 10-foot ceilings, granite countertops, Italian porcelain floors, ice
maker, wine cooler, top-of-the-line cabinets, appliances and fixtures. One block to Cortez
beach, historic Bridge Street, restaurants and shops.


Thanks for saying "I saw it in The Islander.

Thanks, I'm So Grateful!

"And Jon,...when we, the Buyer's, are writing to you, the Seller's broker, for
making the experience so great and helping everything go so smoothly.
Your clients certainly got their money's worth!"
David and Stacey Siegal Anna Maria!
Thanks so much David & Stacey
"It was my pleasure helping you get your piece of paradise!
Welcome to the neighborhood!"
Jon Kent-Broker/Associate


Call Jon4RealEstate @ 920-0832
E-mail: Jon@Jon4RealEstate.com
Visit: Jon4RealEstate.com & IslandReal.com


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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 Maintenance.
Residential and commercial. Full-service lawn main-
tenance, cleanup, tree trimming, hauling, Xeriscape.
Island resident. Excellent references. 778-5294.

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

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

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

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

BRADENTON TROPICAL LAWN and garden. 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.



Swanna haveJesse's life! Great opportunity! Be your
own boss! JesSe's Beach Lounge, beer, wine, food.
S afs 25. Low overhead! Partial Gulf view Walk
to-beach. Seller moivated bring otters! The usual:
Appointments a must! Confidentiality agreement
required for financial. $89,900.
Call Laura McGeary, 941-704-3708
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate


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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
service since 1975. Repairs and new construction.
Free estimates, no overtime charges. Now certi-
fying back flow at water meters. (FL#RF0038118)
778-3924 or 778-4461.

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


CIMARRON Great northwest
Bradenton home in tranquil
setting with a lovely lake view.
This home features 4BR/3BA,
formal living and dining rooms
plus family room with fireplace,
tile and Pergo floors. Caged
pool and spa is perfect for
entertaining or family fun.
Offered at $349,900. Please call
Zee Catanese, Broker, 778-
0777, or 794-8991 eves.


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.

ISLANDER CLASSIFIED: The best results from
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'; large screened porch. 2BR/2BA in
S Anna Maria. Open floor plan.
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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/IBA end unit at 5400. Steps to beach and pool.
Kitchen with lots of goodies. Washer/dryer. IB 101731

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


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 1 BR, room for pool. Great investment. $870,000.
MARTINIQUE DIRECT GULFVIEW 1BR/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
yrealt7@aol.com www.tdollyyoungrealestate.com


WEST OF GULF DRIVE 131 White Ave. Duplex on cor-
ner lot, two-car garage, two carports, screened lanai, lots
of decks, over 3,900 sf. under roof. 150 steps to beach ac-
cess. Would also make a great Single Family home! Just
listed at $699,000. For more details call Stephanie Bell,
Broker, 778-2307 or 920-5156. MLS103353.


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TILE, CARPET, LAMINATE supplied and installed.
Why pay retail? Island resident, many references.
Free estimates, prompt service. Steve Allen Floor
Coverings. 792-1367, or 726-1802.


MASON: 27 YEARS of experience. All masonry
work and repair. Cinderblock work, brick work, glass
block work, paver and brick driveways. Call Chris,
795-3034. Lic.#104776. Insured.

MORENO MARBLE & TILE Installation and resto-
ration. Quality work. Over 20 years experience. In-
sured. Call Javier at 685-5163 or 795-6615.

HANDYMAN SERVICE: Bill MacCaughern. Re-
pairs, renovations, kitchens, bathrooms, decks.
Masonry, tile, painting. 35 years experience. Yes, I
do show up! 778-3904.

JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry work, handy-
man, light plumbing, electrical, light hauling, pres-
sure washing and tree trimming. Call 778-6170 or
447-2198.

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.

RECENTLY REFURBISHED and nicely furnished
1 BR/1 BA ground-floor duplex with cheerful decor. Just
three short blocks to the beach. Walking distance to
shopping and restaurants in downtown Holmes
Beach. Includes phone, premium cable, microwave,
washer/dryer. Small pets OK. Available now and ac-
cepting 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, ui1iii,:.,. available 2005
season. $1,800/month. Call (813) 949-6891, Tampa.

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


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

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

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. Non-
smoking. 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, 1BR/
1BA duplex, furnished, no pet, $700/month or un-
furnished $650/month; Perico Bay Club, 2BR/2BA
villa, garage, $1,100/month; Bay Hollow, 2BR/2BA,
furnished or unfurnished, boat dock, pet OK,
$1,500/month; Perico Island, 2BR/2BA condo, first-
floor, pond view, pet OK, carport, includes water/
pest/cable TV, $1000/month. SunCoast Real Es-
tate, 779-0202, www.suncoastinc.com.

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

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

ANNUAL 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: 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.

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 at resort complex! Beautiful
1 BR/1 BA condo completely furnished at Runaway
Bay. Pool and courtyard views, steps to the beach.
Tennis, pool, workout, laundry, TV and reserved
parking 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.

KEY ROYALE DRIVE tropical canalfront house
for rent. 2,100 sf, 3BR/3BA, completely updated.
Pool, dock with 10,000-lb. boat lift. Annual
$1,950/month, plus utilities. Available for sale in
August 2004. 730-1086.


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

VACATION RENTAL: 1 BR/1 BA furnished efficiency
with kitchen, short block to beach. Cable, phone, mi-
crowave. Small pet OK. $340/week, $1,200/month.
778-8536.
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.
ANNUAL RENTALS: 1 BR/1 BA apartment, close to
beach, $850/month includes all utilities; 2BR/2BA
Gulfview apartment, $1,450/month includes all utili-
ties; 3BR/2.5BA direct bayfront home with heated
pool, totally renovated, everything new, ready for
immediate occupancy. Call Betsy Hills Real Estate
P.A., 778-2291.

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

HOT NEW Listings! Book now for 2005. Duncan
Real Estate, 779-0304.
HOLMES BEACH: Annual 1BR/1BA efficiency
apartment with kitchen, no pets. 778-7039.
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 DUPLEXES: 2BR/2BA Florida room, car-
port, $950/month; 2BR/1BA carport, $850/month;
2BR/2BA, $750/month. 1 BR/1 BA, $600/month.
Dolores M. Baker Realty, 778-7500.
HOUSE TO SHARE Northwest Bradenton. Quiet
neighborhood, nonsmoking, no pets. $425/month
plus half the electric. 746-9455.
BAYFRONT ANNUAL 1 BR/1BA. New kitchen and
all tile floors. Ground-floor and private. Phone (352)
267-9187, or e-mail hideawaycove@earthlink.net.
SEASONAL-VACATION rental: Very clean and cute
2BR/1 BA duplex with carport, private entrance, plus
laundry. Call now to reserve your spot. Available
Aug. 1. August-November, $500/week; December-
April, $650/week. Ask us about a multi-week dis-
count. 779-0215.
BAYFRONT SEASONAL rental: Spacious 2BR/
1BA with washer/dryer, cable, phone. Nicely fur-
nished. Ground-floor and private. Phone (352) 267-
9187, or e-mail hideawaycove@earthlink.net.


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HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL large 2BR/2BA, close
to beach. Laundry, porch. First, last security. $950/
month, plus electric. (585) 473-9361.
VACATION RENTAL: Charming fully furnished
1 BR/1 BA, just across from white sandy beach. Call
(941) 809-3714.
ANNUAL CORTEZ 1BR. Carport, attached storage
with washer/dryer hookup, near boat ramp. $600/
month. Call 778-2710, after 10:30am.
.HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL: Large 2BR/2BA
ground-level duplex with fireplace, den, Florida
room, patio, yard. $1,025/month. (941) 224-2231.

ANNUAL RENTALS: 2BR/2BA home with garage,
$1,200/month; Efficiency apartment, $500/month.
Fran Maxon Real Estate, 778-2307

NEWLY RENOVATED 2BR/1BA duplex near the
Anna Maria Island Community Center with private
backyard, washer/dryer hook-up. $900/month First,
last, security. Call 792-8817.
LONGBOAT VILLAGE North end 2BR/1BA up-
dated, charming cottage. Steps to bay and restau-
rants. Turnkey furnished, clean, bright, $975/month
now through December. January-February 2005,
$2,500/month. Real Estate Mart, 756-1090.

WALK TO BEACH, 3BR/2BA in Holmes Beach,
large garage, new carpet, ceiling fans, freshly
painted, on cul-de-sac, $995/month. 713-6743.
ANNUAL RENTAL available Sept. 1. 2BR/1BA el-
evated duplex. Covered parking, washer/dryer
hookups. No pets, security deposit required, $750/
month. 778-5504 or (863) 696-4352.
WATERFRONT PALMA SOLA 2BR/2BA
townhouse. Pool, boat dock. Vacation now! $450/
week. Real Estate Mart, 756-1090.
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.
VILLAGE GREEN: 4BR/2BA great family home.
Ceramic tile, split plan, lanai, fenced yard, beautiful
landscaping, two-car garage. Call Helen White,
SunCoast Real Estate, 779-0202.


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LAGUNA YACHT VILLAGE: Tranquil waterfront
community offers everything you've been looking
for. Deep-water boat docks, short walk to gor-
geous beaches, tropical setting and carefree liv-
ing. Two brand new quality built homes with spa-
cious 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.

BEAUTIFUL MOBILE HOME for sale on Bradenton
Beach. Steps to Gulf waters, water view, lanai, deck
and 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,
extra nice, close to beach. 1,450 sq.ft. For sale by
owner. $347,000. (502) 817-7986.

SELL it fast with an ad in The Islander.


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the exception of Post Office. Can build ap-
proximately 11,000 sq. ft. addition. Major traf-
fic count from Island and north end of
Longboat. Long and good leases. Laundry
mat expires end of year. $1,500,000. Quentin
Talbert, 778-4800 or 704-9680.


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

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

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

LONGBOAT KEY 55-plus community-owned mo-
bile home park. Steps to private Gulf and bay (ma-
rina). 2BR. Completely remodeled and furnished.
Must see. Will not last. Asking $129,900. 383-0096.

HOLMES BEACH CONDO: end unit. 1BR/2BA, 14-
by-20-foot bonus area. Carport, boat parking 39-by-
100-foot lot. No association dues! Walk to beach
and Publix. $299,000, (407) 846-8741 or 778-0794.

VILLAGE GREEN golf course. Spacious 4BR/
2BA with two-car garage, plus family room and
screened porch. Remodeled with Corian kitchen.
A-1 move-in condition! Vacant. $284,900. Real
Estate Mart, 756-1090.


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STATELY ISLAND HOME on sailboat water ATTENTION INVESTORS Also, first time
canal. New in 2000. 5BR/5.5BA, large pool, home buyers. Cute, 2BR home with enclosed
coral fireplace, 3,700 sq.ft., 3 A/C zones. Florida room, great family neighborhood.
Three stories of living area. $995,000. Freshly painted inside and out. Fenced back
Quentin Talbert, 704-9680. yard. Excellent condition. Call Cindy, 778-
4800 or 504-6176.


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KEY ROYALE Immaculate, updated 3BR/3BA home on deep
water canal. Direct access to bay and Gulf. Open floor plan.
Near private golf course and beaches. Artesian well for free
irrigation. $759,900. Call Piroska Planck, 730-9667.
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate Inc.



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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.
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.
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.
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.
OWNER FIN se
4BR/2BA Village G f n, screened
lanai, wal I res paint inside and
out, shut fl Kerticals. Owner is licensed real
estate agent. $219,900.
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.

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.

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

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ANNA MARIA

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REAL ESTATE LLC
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THIS BEAUTIFUL DUPLEX
is only steps from the beach
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balconies or from inside of
each 2BR/2BA unit. Step
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your private patio or play
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views possible when you
build your dream home or
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SAILOR'S PARADISE: Come
see this designer-decorated
canal home in Anna Maria. The
property comes fully furnished
and features 200 feet of sailboat
waterfront, a caged pool, 3BR/
2BA on a cul-de-sac. This
property has it all! $799,000.

THIS 28R HOME is just steps
from the beach and on the
west side of Gulf Drive! Build
up for views of the Gulf or just
enjoy this income property as
it is. On a large lot with room
for a pool. $429,000.

THE SEASPRAY: This duplex
has it all. Over 2,400 sf.
under air and 4,800 sf.
including garages and
storage. Two 2BR/2BA
beautifully tum-key furnished
units, with vaulted ceilings
and recently remodeled.
extra privacy, while both units


have palm-shaded decks overlooking the garden. Room for a pool
surrounded by lush tropical landscaping. $729,000.


GULFFRONT CONDO
overlooking the pool from
this designers-decorated,
spacious 2BR/2BA at
Longboat Yacht and
Tennis Club Mark II. Boat
dock included. $649,000.


1 LARGE HOME/DUPLEX Bet-
-. I ter than a house! 4BR/3BA
with a pool! Front unit is 3BR/
j Ijj "l t 2BA with an oversized single-
car garage. Rear unit has been
:'-' '-:'. -- totally renovated and is a very
large 1 BR/I 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.

Pz" ,^ PRIME BUILDING LOT 75-
S'''by-106. Build your dream
home for glimpses of the
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CALL TODAY!
I (800)771-6043 (941)778-7244
5309 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach
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Simply the Best


BEACH BUNGALOW Classic-built 1920, open-
beam vaulted ceiling. 2BR/1BA newer A/C,
heat, wood-burning stove, new dishwasher, tin
roof. Cute as can be! 250 feet to the beach in
Holmes Beach. $399,000.
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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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WEST OF GULF DRIVE Location, location.
Newer 3BR/2BA, very close to beach. Corian
countertops, Jacuzzi tub, alarm, central vac., single-
car garage and storage room. $549,000.






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



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

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"La Plage" Anna Maria's Newest Luxury Gulffront
Condos... All Gulffront, High-Speed Elevators,
Security Gates, Burglar Alarms, Enclosed Garages,
Pool with Spa, High Ceilings. Minimum size 3BR/
2.5BA, up to 4,200 sf.


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GULFFRONT Rarely available 2BR/2BA Gulffront
end unit at Coquina Beach Club. Solid rental
history, turnkey furnished, heated pool. $775,000.
100+ Gulffront rental units with hun-
dreds more just steps from the beach.

Mike

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Realty INC 941-778-6696
3101 GULF DRIVE HOLMES BEACH
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YOU SEE NOW?
By Randolph Ross / Edited by Will Shortz


Across
Dust picker-upper
Off one's game
It's in a blind
Semisweet sherry
Big rubber exporter
__ platter
Makes sacrifices on
behalf of a
telecommunica-tions
company?
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Summons from the boss
Growing old
Young and Simon
Shooter Adams
2001 film for which Jim
Broadbent was named
Best Supporting Actor
U.S.N. clerk: Abbr.
Auto introduced in 1928
In bounds
One (kids' game)
Do some restaurant
work
Used as sustenance
West ender?
Deceive
Fathers and grandfa-
thers
Serving from a garqon
W.W. II nickname
Soft stuff
See 44-Across
With 43-Across, comic
book superhero
Secret store
Dramatic procession
Euclidean subj.
Sailboat poles
Some Xing crossers
Where to get down
Prefix with plasm
Dense fog
Important, in a way
Tennis champion


Roddick
61 Teams
63 Taper, for short
64 Wicked
65 Closely monitored
hosp. areas
66 Slightly sour
68 Field, where the
Rockies play
69 IBM competitor
70 1.85 kilometers/ hour
71 Mad ones are bad
72 Weapon handle
73 News subjects
75 Puts down, in brief
76 Hari
77 Result of a certain
sacrifice, for short
80 Cold-blooded ones
82 It's in the winter air
83 Part of a racetrack
84 Psychologist Piaget
85 Subj. that's for the
birds
86 One of Alcott's "Little
Men"
87 He has manors
88 Gets the mood of
89 Large pipes
90 Cheapen
92 Adoption agcy.?
93 Relative of a
Winnebago
94 Pac 10 gossip
column?
96 Cookie holders
97 "On the house"
98 Deep
99 Verb with thou
100 More highfalutin
101 Pests


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Long time
Property seller
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4 Like some biology
majors
5 Pulitzer Prize
dramatist Tad
6 Buckeye sch.
7 It's licked on a stick
8 "Everything's under
control"
9 Holes in the head
10 "__well"
11 Impertinent relation?
12 French schools
13 hooks" (crate
sign)
14 In perfect condition
15 Reward, as a dog
16 Risked a fine
17 How Desi kept track
of his daughter?
18 Its last mission was
#17
19 Certain Sooner
24 Untamed
28 Partner of Evans in
journalism
32 Plastic for beer
bottles?
34 Response to an
awful pun made by
actress York?
35 Gymnastics coach
Karolyi
36 Talked up
38 Relish
39 Dallas five
40 Ones doing art
finishing
41 "Blondie" dog and
others
42 Repaired, as roads
45 Monopoly purchases
46 University associated
with the Carter
Center
47 2001 Economics
Nobelist Michael


48 Malign the labor
movement?
49 College units
50 Place for rings
51 Go on a lucky
streak
52 Home of the
Alhambra
57 Lacy frills
59 __Gay (W.W. II
plane)
62 Have an accident
with a vacuum and


a household pet?
63 I do's, e.g.
67 What goes around
70 Smallville family
72 Submitted
74 Most likely to stop at
a mirror
76 Cuban patriot Jose
77 Farm work
78 Severe form, as of
an illness
79 Working on commis-
sion


80 Spotted insect
81 The "g" in e.g.
82 Hogan dweller
83 Deadbeat
84 Kidded around
86 Battery brand
87 Fencing move
88 Cost
90 Popular insecticide
91 Loughlin of "Full
House"
94 Wee (small fry)
95 Rock musician Brian


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DIRECTLY ON THE BAY Spectacular views of
the Intracoastal. Updated 3BR/3BA home.
Rare true point location with water on three
sides. Boat dock with lift. Must see. Peggy
Henger or Mary Wickersham. 383-5577.
#255157. $2,400,000











SNEAD ISLAND & DOCK! Just slip your yacht
into the canal and head for the bay. Spanish-
style home, 2BR/3BA, huge family room, with
wet bar, garden courtyard and screened pool.
Norm Barker, 722-2246. #100501. $695,000


REALTY


e-mail: ami@wagnerrealty.com web site: www.wagnerrealty.com


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











ISLAND DUPLEX Well maintained & updated
duplex w/2BR/2BA each side, large decks, low
maintenance exterior & xeriscape grounds.
Near beach & peak of Gulf. Dave Moynihan.
778-2246. #104564. $495,000


2217 GULF DR. N.

BRADENTON BEACH

(941) 778-2246

(800) 211-2323


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SUNSET HARBOR A rarely available oppor-
tunity to own a Key West-style home with 3BR/
2.5BA, dramatic Intracoastal views. Two
screened decks, pool, deep-water dock. Sandy
Greiner, 794-2246. #100940. $995,900












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


PANORAMIC BAY VIEWS Enjoy views of the
Sarasota skyline and Longboat Key from this
large 3,630 sf 3BR/loft condo in Tidy Island.
Three-car garage. Elevator, gated community
24-hour security. Jane Tinsworth. 761-3100.
# 100565. $879,000


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