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Volume 12, No. 38 July 28, 2004 FREE


Holmes Beach record $8.4 million budget proposed


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach city commissioners got their first taste
last night, Tuesday, July 27, of the draft 2004-05 budget
for $8.4 million, a 13.7 percent increase from the 2003-
04 budget of $7.4 million, and a record for the city.
But city residents can relax a little bit. The current
2.0 millage rate remains the same and all of the money
in the budget won't be spent.
In the budget is about $3.1 million in reserve funds,
including $1.5 million for specific stormwater im-
provements as designated by the city commission.



'Top Notch'
finale ,
The final winner in The
Islander's eight-week
summer photo contest, '-
"Top Notch," is Tom
Gross of West
Lafayette, Ind., with
this, er, sort of self- .'
portrait, in which he
hand-feeds and main- ,.
tains his focus on a .
resident flamingo at
Sarasota Jungle Gar- '.'
dens. Gross will receive
a coveted "More Than .
a Mullet Wrapper" '
Islander T-shirt and
$50 from the newspa-
per. The photo will now '-
go into the pool with
seven other weekly
winners eligible for the
contest grand-prize
package, including
$100 from The Islander
and a variety of gift
certificates. The grand
prize and some runners-
up will appear in next
week's Islander.






300 loggerheads fii
By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
The long-awaited first hatchlings of the 2004 sea-
son finally arrived over the weekend, adding 300 or
more baby turtles to the Gulf of Mexico population.
They arrived in "outstandingly smooth" hatchings,
said Suzi Fox, head of Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch
and holder of the state marine turtle preservation per-
mit. There was one hatched nest in each Island city.
Turtle Watch volunteers excavated all three va-
cated nesting spots to count the eggshells and make
sure no babies got hung up in the sand. The excavators
found that each nest produced 100 or slightly more
babies.
One of the nests was at Bayfront Park in Anna
Maria, one at Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach, the
third at 53rd Street beachfront at the Martinique con-


Unrestricted reserves are $1.6 million. The total oper-
ating budget is approximately $5.3 million, a 10 per-
cent increase from the 2003-04 budget.
At the same time the budget is going up, ad valo-
rem tax revenues increased by 19.5 percent, climbing
from $1.84 million in 2003-04 to $2.2 million in this
year's budget effort.
Because of the revenue increase, taxes should re-
main at the current 2.0 millage rate for city property
owners. The ad valorem rate was reduced from 2.25 to
2.0 by the city commission last year before adoption of
the 2003-04 budget.


rst babies of season
dominiums. The latter was especially gratifying to
Turtle Watchers, for Fox noted that the Martinique had
"worked very hard" making sure its lights wouldn't be
a distraction to the young ones.
Sure enough, eyewitnesses to the exodus from the
nest saw all the youngsters dash straight into the Gulf
without being tempted by lights ashore. Hatchlings
instinctively head for light, which for millennia was the
sparkle of the sea, and lately man-made lights can at-
tract them upland to their death.
Adding to the turtle prospects were six new nests
over the weekend, leaving about 90 to be hatched by
the end of the season in October.
Turtle Watch got into its new digs, too, moving its
education center from the Island Shopping Center in
PLEASE SEE TURTLE, PAGE 3


Big ticket items in the 2004-05 budget include a
$1.3 million loan for a new Key Royale Bridge and
$320,000 for stormwater drainage projects.
The public works department would get $3.6 mil-
lion, including the $1.5 million for specific stormwater
projects. The Holmes Beach Police Department would
receive $1.6 million, about 30 percent of the city's to-
tal operating budget.
Commissioners were to review the budget at their
meeting July 27 and set specific dates for budget hear-
ings and a date for the adoption of the tentative mill-
age rate.


Hurricane seminar

on Island Tuesday
Designed for all Islanders but focusing on new
residents who have bought property here in the current
boom, a hurricane information seminar is scheduled for
Tuesday evening, Aug. 3.
The free public session will be from 5:30-7 p.m. at
the Beach House Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N.,
Bradenton Beach. It is sponsored by the Anna Maria
Island Chamber of Commerce, which plans hors
d'oeuvres and a cash bar.
Emergency experts will speak and be on hand to
answer questions, said the chamber's executive direc-
tor, Mary Ann Brockman. She recommends reserva-
tions be made at 779-9412.
A feature will information on mainland storm shel-
ters. The seminar's agenda includes:
"Recovery Response and Re-Entry," Paul
Womble, Manatee County Emergency Operations Ser-
vice.
"Insurance: You May Hate It but You Need It,"
Ralph Warfel, Oswald, Trippe & Associates.
"Reconstruction and Rebuild," Brent Whitehead,
builder with extensive Island experience.
"Cleanup and Remediation," Larry Hibbs of
Serv-Pro.
"Evacuation," Andy Price, chief of the West
Manatee Fire & Rescue District.
"Are You Sufficiently Backed Up?" Jim Bode,
computer consultant.

Traffic fatality on bridge
Sandia K. Kirby, 33, of Bristol Bay Drive on
Perico Island, died late last Thursday evening around
PLEASE SEE TRAFFIC, PAGE 3


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PAGE 2 K JULY 28, 2004 M THE ISLANDER


Eroded beach again stirs renourishment debate


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Some property owners along North Shore Drive in
Anna Maria are scrambling to save their beachfront and
homes after a summer storm struck the area early last
week, causing extensive erosion to the beach (The Is-
lander, July 21).
Unfortunately for the affected property owners,
there's little that Manatee County or the city can offer
because this area was not included in the 2002 beach
renourishment project.
While some affected owners, including Julie
Trouner of 751 and 752 North Shore Drive, did sign
easements for beach renourishment, enough owners
north of the Sandbar restaurant declined, making it
impracticable according to county officials to renourish
just a few selected portions of that beach area.
Manatee County Ecosystems Manager Charlie
Hunsicker said if enough property owners north of the
Sandbar had joined the project, the erosion would not have
been as severe as it was in unrenourished locations.
If those property owners had joined, Hunsicker
said, "We could have returned (to the eroded area) with
an interim beach renourishment under state approval
until the next renourishment cycle."
Too bad for affected property owners, because the
next beach renourishment isn't expected until 2010,
although planning has already begun, Hunsicker noted.
"There's not much the county can do. It's up to the
individual homeowners to provide some protection for
their property against erosion." Any individual effort
to halt beach erosion, however, must still meet with
Florida Department of Environmental Protection ap-
proval, he added.
Anna Maria Public Works Director George McKay
said the city has no program in place for emergency
beach renourishment, except those locations that are
public property, such as walkway areas. He plans to
inspect city-owned beach locations this week for any
erosion or damage.
But marine scientist Rick Spadoni with Coastal
Planning and Engineering, the company that super-
vised the 2002 beach renourishment project, said there


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rally.
"It may be just an erosion cycle and sand at those
properties could return," he said.
The 2002 beach renourishment project added about
200 feet of sand to the beach, and Spadoni and his fel-
low scientists had predicted that the beach would lose
about 50 percent of that to normal erosion.
Those areas of Anna Maria Island that were
renourished are holding up very well, he noted, and
there is no reason to consider an interim renourishment
plan at this time, he said, even after the recent storm.
The sand better return soon, however. Sea water is
now up to the vegetation line along some beachfront
homes in the area that was not part of the
renourishment.
"It's just a shame" noted Trouner. "I've been here


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and this wasn't even a tropical storm or hurricane."
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in Anna Maria where property owners requested beach
renourishment and where some owners declined to
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But there could be some help for Anna Maria's
eroded shoreline sooner than a 2010 beach
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Northwest Jewfish Key with the new 250-foot-long channel, pictured at left, and the east side of the island with another questionable channel leading from the
Intracoastal Waterway to a dock at the middle of the island.


Illegal channel dredging purported off Jewfish Key


By Paul Roat
State and local law enforcement officers are inves-
tigating a massive, and apparently illegal, dredging
operation off the shores of Jewfish Key.
A 30-foot-wide, 250-foot-long channel was
dredged through seagrass beds parallel to the northwest
shore of the tiny island, located just east of the bridge
connecting Anna Maria Island to Longboat Key.
Another channel is under investigation on the east
side of the island, leading to the Intracoastal Waterway,
according to Longboat Key Police Chief Al Hogle.
"It is an ongoing investigation," Hogle said, add-
ing that officials from Longboat Key, Sarasota City, the
Manatee County Sheriff's Office, the Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection and the Florida De-


apartment of Law Enforcement are all involved in the
matter.
Felony charges are possible, although Hogle said
state environmental regulators would make a decision
as to what legal action would be taken. Both civil and
criminal charges are pending, he said.
The matter began in April, when Longboat Key
Code Enforcement Officials received information
that a dock was being constructed on the east side of
the island. The dock was located; though permits for
its construction were never applied for, and the
dock's owners were given a stop-work order. A sus-
picious channel was also discovered leading to the
dock.
A month later, officials went to check on the sta-


tus of the dock and discovered another dock, also built
without permits, on the west side of Jewfish Key.
And a few weeks later, officials discovered another
channel had been dredged, this one through the
seagrass beds along the northwest side of the island in
front of four homesites on the island.
There were no permit applications for either of the
dredged channels.
Hogle said all of the channel dredging appeared to
have been done through a "prop wash" technique
where a boat's propellers churn up the bottom, creat-::
ing an underwater trench. He added that he had never
seen such an extensive channel created in the region.
Marine surveys of the entire area were being com-
piled with results expected by week's end.


Improvements coming for Key Royale, Anna Maria bridges


An accelerated construction program to replace the
Key Royale Bridge has been approved, and work could
start within a year.
The Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Or-
ganization Monday approved a host of road and bridge
projects in the region. Within the Transportation Im-
provement Program was $1.250 million for the Key
Royale Bridge.
However, the work was originally scheduled for
fiscal year 2007-08.
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore, with the
blessing of the city commission, agreed that the work
couldn't be pushed back that far and entered into an
agreement with the Florida Department of Transporta-
tion. The city would borrow money from the Florida


Turtle hatchlings finally appear
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Holmes Beach to quarters in Bradenton Beach. The
rent is cheaper there, Fox said, and it is just off the
beach at 103 Seventh St. "We can watch the nests
from our window."
The move was scheduled for a bit later, "but the
volunteers were so excited we just went ahead and
moved," Fox said. "I can't thank Ooh La La! Restau-
rant enough for letting us occupy the space next door
for our first year," Fox said. "It gave us a jump-start for
a really smooth first year."
While the equipment, furniture, records and all
were being hauled south and installed, the live turtles
being rehabilitated there were temporary boarders at
Fox's home in Bradenton Beach. They are year-old
land turtles with ailments that volunteers are treating,
and will be returned to the wild when they've recov-
ered.
"The gopher tortoise, Tina, spent the time in a box
on my coffee table," Fox said. "Franklin the diamond-
backed terrapin, we put in the kitchen sink after he
proved to be a real biter. And Scooter the Fly River
turtle got the bath tub, since he has to live in water."
They're back at home now in the new Turtle Watch
shop.
Additional details may be obtained by calling 778-
1435.


League of Counties, have the work done now, then get
reimbursed by the DOT by 2008.
The MPO and the DOT agreed to the speed-up plan
for the bridge.
Also in the pipeline in fiscal years 2006-08 is
$10.176 million in rehabilitation funds for the Anna


Tidemark Partners LLC, developers of the Tide-
mark hotel/marina and condominium project in
Holmes Beach, filed a new bankruptcy reorganization
plan in federal court last week in which, if approved,
would provide a maximum of $5.5 million in exit fi-
nancing by Southstar Development Partners of Coral
Gables to pay off creditors of the beleaguered project.
But the court papers show Tidemark managing
partner Nick Easterling and Southstar are still "in the
process of negotiating the post-effective date terms,

Motorcyclist critical
A Bradenton motorcyclist is in critical condition at
Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg after being
struck last Friday evening by a vehicle driven by
Holmes Beach resident Barry Miller.
The Florida Highway Patrol said Miller was driv-
ing north on 75th Street West near Manatee Avenue
when he turned into the path of a motorcycle driven by
Perry Wagner, 46, of Bradenton. Wagner was flown to
Bayfront in critical condition, while Miller and a pas-
senger were uninjured in the crash. Miller was cited for
making an improper turn, FHP investigators said.

Traffic fatality on bridge
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
11:18 p.m. when the vehicle she was driving over-
turned on Manatee Avenue just east of the Anna Maria
Bridge near Leverocks restaurant.
Her husband, lain M. Kirby, 39, was the lone pas-
senger in the vehicle and suffered only minor injuries,
Bradenton police said.
According to the police report, the vehicle ap-
peared to leave the roadway onto the grass shoulder
while traveling east at an unknown rate of speed.
The investigation is continuing, police said.


Maria Bridge between Holmes Beach and Perico Is-
land. DOT officials agreed several years ago that the
bridge could and should be rehabilitated, and approved
funding for the project. The bridge repairs are expected
to add at least 10 years of "life" to the structure, which
was built in 1957.


conditions, and relationships between and among
themselves. No agreement has been reached as of the
date (July 23) of this plan."
The new reorganization plan said Southstar should
complete its "due diligence" by Aug. 1 and deposit
$250,000 in a non-refundable account if it plans on
proceeding as the "debtor in possession" of Tidemark's
property on Marina Drive next to Wachovia Bank.
The new plan also said the operations of the reor-
ganized debtor, Tidemark Partners LLC, will continue
to be Easterling's responsibility.
The court did not set a date when it would rule on
the new reorganization plan.


Meetings

Anna Maria City
July 28, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
July 29, 6 p.m., city commission budget work session.
Aug. 2, 6:30 p.m., special city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, temporarily at Island Baptist Church,
8605 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. City commission and
planning and zoning board meetings to be held at Holmes
Beach City Hall.
708-6130.
Bradenton Beach
July 28, 4 p.m., city commission budget work session.
July 28, 6 p.m., Citizen Advisory Committee For Review and
Updating of the Comprehensive Plan and Land Development
Code For Bradenton Beach.
Aug. 5, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.
Holmes Beach
July 29, 6:30 p.m., planning commission meeting.
Aug. 4, 5 p.m., parks and beautification meeting.
Aug. 5, 7 p.m., planning commission meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.


Tidemark hopeful of new deal by Aug. 1






PAGE 4 0 JULY 28, 2004 M THE ISLANDER


BIEO learns details of new lawsuit against Perico project


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The Coalition of Barrier Island Elected Officials
learned first-hand from attorney Ralf Brookes about the
new lawsuit filed by ManaSota-88 against the City of
Bradenton's June 9 approval of a revised Arvida site
plan for 686 condominium units on Perico Island.
Brookes, the city attorney for Bradenton Beach,
told BIEO members that the respective Island cities
could join the lawsuit at no cost. All fees are being paid
by ManaSota-88. Bradenton Beach has already opted
to be a plaintiff. Anna Maria has a commission consen-
sus to join, while Holmes Beach is still discussing the
issue. Brookes asked that Holmes Beach and Anna
Maria join the lawsuit by commission resolution.
The ManaSota-88 legal action is separate from that
of a similar lawsuit by Manatee County, but allows the
Island cities a seat at the "mediation table" with
Bradenton as required by state law when one govern-
ment sues another.
But Brookes didn't back away from threats by
Bradenton Mayor Wayne Poston to sue the respective
cities for attorney fees because he believes the lawsuit
is frivolous.
"I can't tell you they won't sue," said Brookes,
"but I don't think there's much merit" that the suit is
frivolous and "Manatee County attorneys agree."
He said he's spoken with Arvida attorneys, several
of whom he knows from prior and current legal actions.
"I think we're looking at a kinder, gentler Arvida," he
predicted. "They seem willing to work with us" on
mediation.
The major sticking point in the new site plan for
Island cities is that Arvida wants 13 high-rise buildings
10 stories high and that's not likely to be an .area of
compromise if all Island cities join the suit. "And
there's nothing in the site plan to show what the build-
ings would look like," he added.
Brookes also noted that Arvida's planners have
called for a traffic light at the entrance to the project,
which would be approximately 400 yards east of the
Anna Maria Bridge. Arvida's planners claim that a traf-
fic light would bring the level of traffic service on the
Palma Sola Causeway from level F to level A, but
Brookes disputed that, noting that the Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation would still have to do its own
study to determine the level of service, even with a traf-
fic light.
The new lawsuit challenges Bradenton's approval
of the new Arvida site plan in a number of areas, in-
cluding compatibility with the city's land-development
code, comprehensive plan and hurricane evacuation
plans, among other issues.
Island cities that join the lawsuit can always opt out
at a later date, Brookes said.


Variable message signs
In other business, the BIEO learned from Mike
Howe of the Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning
Organization that the long-awaited variable-message
signs should be in place by February 2005. There is a
problem, however, in that the lowest bid submitted was
for $580,000, about $100,000 higher than estimated.
The MPO is asking Manatee County to assume the
cost overrun and proceed with the project.
Five signs are planned, including one on Cortez
Road, one near Publix in Holmes Beach, one on Mana-
tee Avenue on the Island, another on Manatee Avenue
on the mainland and one on Gulf Drive in south
Bradenton Beach.

Fire district ad valorem tax
Dave Pollock, assistant fire chief of the West Mana-
tee Fire & Rescue District, made a presentation on the
proposed ad valorem tax for fire service that will be on the
Aug. 31 primary election ballot. The district is seeking
only a 1.0 millage approval from voters, and would only
need a .5 millage rate to implement safety procedures,
including the "two-in, two-out" rule required by the Oc-
cupational Safety and Health Administration.


If adopted, the 1.0 maximum millage rate would be
the lowest allowable of any fire district in Manatee
County that currently uses an ad valorem tax for bud-
get funding. The current assessment to property own-
ers would remain in effect, Pollock said.

Hurricane awareness 'party' planned
Holmes Beach City Commissioner Don Maloney
said a "hurricane awareness party" will be held from
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, at the Beach
House Restaurant in Bradenton Beach. The "party"
will be an awareness seminar for Island residents and
businesses to learn about hurricane preparedness,
evacuation and recovery, among other topics, he said.
Maloney added that very few Island residents have
ever experienced a hurricane, and property owners
might be surprised to learn that their regular
homeowner's insurance doesn't cover hurricane dam-
age. The seminar will also deal with insurance issues.
The "party" will be extremely important to Island
businesses, Maloney added, and those wishing to at-
tend should call the Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce at 779-9412 to reserve a spot at the event.
Refreshments will be served and door prizes will
be offered.


Save that
tree
The Florida
Department of
Transportation
recently halted
clearing of some
Brazilian pepper
trees along
Manatee Avenue
Sin Holmes Beach
because of
concerns they
might be en-

Ssome protected
":.* mangrove trees.
A DOT spokes-
person said the
crews would
return to coin-
plete the work in
S. the near future.
Islander Photo:
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THE ISLANDER U JULY 28, 2004 U PAGE 5


Attorneys battling again in Mclean vs. Davis case


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
After a brief lull the past few months, attorneys
representing both sides of the McLean-Coloney vs.
Frank Davis and Holmes Beach lawsuits are battling
again at taxpayer expense. Attorneys representing
Holmes Beach property owner Mike Roaldi have also
joined the fray.
According to a July 19 letter from attorney Greg
Hootman representing Holmes Beach, attorney Peter
Mackey, who represents Davis, contacted the build-
ing department and left a message asking that a
building permit be issued to Davis for his property
at 5622 Gulf Drive.
Hootman responded to Mackey that he thought
"the matter of ex-parte contact between your office and
the staff of the city had been resolved, but apparently
that is not the case." Further, said Hootman, in view of
the pending litigation, he advised Mackey to commu-
nicate with city representatives through his office and


"cease and desist from any further ex-parte communi-
cations" with city staff regarding the "subject proper-
ties and/or litigation."
On July 20, attorney John Shubin, representing
adjacent landowners Ruthanne McLean and Barbara
Coloney, stirred the mix further in a letter to Hootman
stating that if Mackey was requesting a building per-
mit for Davis under the recently enacted "savings
clause" ordinance, Hootman should be aware that the
savings clause ordinance will be challenged in court by
his clients.
The savings clause ordinance, passed 3-1 by the
commission June 8, essentially allows owners of legal
lots of record that existed in 1989, but did not meet the
80-foot frontage requirement adopted that year, to build
within the density limits of the comprehensive plan and
without need of a variance.
Shubin also cited three other legal objections to
issuance of a building permit in his letter, and claimed
that any permit issued "would be void if a subsequent


Info on Holmes Beach police for Anna Maria


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria City Commissioner Duke Miller
will meet with Holmes Beach Mayor Carol
Whitmore in August to discuss the feasibility of uti-
lizing the Holmes Beach Police Department for law
enforcement in Anna Maria.
The action came at the request of the Anna Maria
City Commission after the city's contract for law en-
forcement services from the Manatee County
Sheriff's Office climbed nearly 14 percent from
2003-04 to the 2004-05 budget. The MCSO contract
calls for $581,000 from Anna Maria this coming fis-
cal year, up from $510,000, and just over 30 percent
of the entire city budget.
Just three years ago, in the 2001-02 budget, the
MCSO charged the city $330,000 and commission-
ers are alarmed at the increase and the fact that there
is no opportunity for negotiation with MCSO.


It's a "take it or leave it" contract, Mayor
SueLynn said recently.
Commissioners also feel the contract amounts to
double taxation, because city property owners al-
ready pay once for the MCSO in their annual prop-
erty taxes to Manatee County.
But the idea of Holmes Beach providing police
services to Anna Maria is not new.
Ten years ago, a committee of representatives
from all three Island cities tried to establish a single
police force on Anna Maria Island, but the idea failed
because of political infighting.
A similar effort to establish an Islandwide build-
ing department two years ago that would have been
run by Holmes Beach also fell by the wayside after
Bradenton Beach city commissioners rejected the
idea.
Miller said his initial discussions with Whitmore
will be to establish a "ballpark" figure for costs.


judicial determination were made in favor of the chal
lenge."
Faced with Shubin's current legal action against
the city regarding the Davis project and his claim of
further legal challenges, Hootman wrote Mackey's
office that "under the circumstances, I believe it would
be imprudent for the city to take any action regarding
the issuance of building permits which are subject to
the recently enacted 'savings clause.'"
Hootman also took a shot at attorneys Harry
Haskins and James Harrison, who represent Roaldi in
a separate legal action against the city.
Roaldi was denied a variance by the board of ad-
justment April 21 because he lacked sufficient frontage
for his project, although he did have a letter from City
Attorney Jim Dye stating that in his opinion, Roaldi
could build two duplexes on the property.
In a July 19 letter to the attorneys, Hootman said
he had learned that representatives of Roaldi had de-
manded that a building permit be issued.
"In view of the pending litigation" by Roaldi, re-
sponded Hootman, "such ex-parte communication is
inappropriate and I would ask that your offices take
the necessary steps to insure (sic) that it does not
recur."
Hootman did note in the letter that the savings
clause ordinance might provide relief for Roaldi and
suggested a meeting of all concerned parties to discuss
a "stay" of the proceedings while Roaldi undertakes a
reapplication process.
If Shubin does file an administrative challenge to
the "savings clause" ordinance, that might make any re-
application by Roaldi moot until a judicial decision on
the savings clause is determined, said one attorney not
associated with any of the cases.
According to Mackey, however, his client is en-
titled to a building permit as there is currently no legai
action against the savings clause.
"We are asking for issuance of a building permit as
is our right, and Mr. Davis intends to proceed," he said.
Building Official Bill Saunders said that the city
has not yet reached a decision on whether or not to is-
sue a permit to Davis.


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1111Opinion


An old idea renewed
As slogans go, "Take it or leave it" is as good as
any for Anna Maria.
The Manatee County Sheriffs Office says its con-
tract offer to the city is non-negotiable. But haven't we
heard that before? As it has been every year, the con-
tract to provide a "police department" for the city has
been inflexible and, well, at a price.
At times, the sheriff's office has asked the city to
foot the bill for such items as radar guns, noise decibal
meters and other necessities.
In contrast, we recall that early on in contract ne-
gotiations the Island "fathers" were told the sheriff's
office staff would come with the full "force" of the de-
partment helicopter and all.
At least the city doesn't have to shell out for police
cars but at what price?
Anna Maria will pay more than $580,000 for the
sheriffs contract this year if it's accepted by the city
commission, yet the city pays the same tax to Manatee
County as the other Island municipalities.
Anna Maria taxpayers may be paying too much,
amounting to "double taxation," as the mayor suggests.
If the City of Anna Maria is finally (again?) willing to
look seriously at what the Holmes Beach Police De-
partment has to offer, it could amount to benefits for
both cities in comprehensive police protection.
Yes, the Island cities have interlocal agreements,
which for the police agencies amount to unprecedented
backup in any and all situations that arise.
And yes (hell yes), the deputies serving in Anna
Maria do a great job. They're great "community" of-
ficers in every sense of the word and every bit as ca-
pable of the "tough" side of the job.
The best argument we can make for merging
(please, don't use the consolidation word) lies in the
HBPD's dispatch department.
Please, anyone in Anna Maria can surely attest to
the difficulty experienced by a call to 911, which goes
to the sheriff's dispatch.
More than once we've been told to contact our lo-
cal agency, in spite of protests that the sheriff's office
covers the City of Anna Maria.
In an emergency, there's no time to argue, and you
couldn't ask for a better response or more attentive
personnel than you find when you call the 24/7 dispatch
at the HBPD.
So, to coin a familiar slogan in Anna Maria, if
you're thinking of using the HBPD to police the city,
"Just do it."
It could be "a good thing."


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Just vote 'no'
La. week, the Bradenton Beach City Commission
pursued a hasty action in placing multiple ballot items
on the August primary election ballot. They even had
to extend the deadline at the election office to accom-
modate Bradenton Beach.
Why the hurry? These things are not time critic.i,
unless you have a hidden agenda. I pointed out to the
commission the advertisements for these measures
were extremely confusing and difficult for the voter to
understand. Moreover, the ad even had mistakes (they
said) by stating that there was a moratorium.
There are multiple, I think 11, issues in this one
small ad that translated into only four ballot questions.
But the subjects are quite different, as are the results.
At first glance one might think this is an advisory vote
on height limits and such, but buried deep in this small
prxit is variances.
Don't we already have a moratorium on these
things. Not on variances! They added variances in the
confusing and tightly packed wording. In fact, at the
hearing they had to pencil in that change because they
themselves overlooked it.
Why? Because every house and lot in this city is
affected by this. A variance is for something needed by
the average citizen, not the fat-cat developer. You can't
have zoning without a variance. Variances solve the
specific problems where zoning district laws are writ-
ten too generally.
Don't you go to a hearing board made up of your
neighbors? Under this new idea the board of adjust-
ment just advises the city commission. You have to go
before the city commissioners at their meeting for your
fence. Even worse, four out of the five of them have to
approve it. Four out of five? In Bradenton Beach, get-
ting two people to agree is an accomplishment. What
if you don't like their verdict? Circuit court is the only
appeal. Get an attorney and get your wallet out.
What are your chances if even one commissioner
doesn't personally like you? And if it's for a minor item
like a fence, do you want to shell out hundreds of dol-


lars for the court fees and thousands for an attorney?
I am not a developer, but I am concerned and ev-
eryone in this city ought to be. It was reported in the
local papers a month or so ago that the legal bills in-
curred by Holmes Beach defending just one variance
dispute cost the city $50,000. Bradenton Beach cannot
afford to defend hundreds of lawsuits created by this
proposed ordinance. Voters should also be aware that
once passed, the only way to eliminate this measure is
by another election by the voters.
This action by the city commission goes too far. This
measure calls for a reasoned discussion of all the pros and
cons prior to it even appearing on a ballot. Otherwise, how
does the voter gage the relative importance of even show-
ing up to vote? After all, it is a primary and we already
know who is running. Trying to pass these ordinances by
sandbagging the voters in a sparsely attended election is
a manipulation. The city commission should do the hon-
orable thing and drop all of these confusing measures from
the ballot. If they don't, one hopes sufficient people show
up to vote "no."
William Schneider, Bradenton Beach


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THE ISLANDER M JULY 28, 2004 I PAGE 7


What do you do
with 10 avocados?
By Don Maloney
Special to The Islander
While the ads for one supermarket promise that
shopping there is "a pleasure"- and it really is because
I don't need to carry a card there lately I'm finding
out that's not the case in many other of today's super-
markets. In those others, in fact, shopping there re-
quires that you be a card-carrying buyer with either a
pocket calculator or a history of above-average scores
on your old PSATs.
Every supermarket ad packed in my morning pa-
per this week proved that assumption of mine. Like, for
instance, one market offered cantaloupes at "10 for
$10." Why not just present them at $1 each? Do I have


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to buy 10 to get that deal? What would Wife Sarah and
I do with 10 cantaloupes, eat one and practice lawn
bowling with the other nine?
Grapes in that same ad were "10 for $10," too. My
immediate reaction was that kind of pricing was high-
way robbery for asking as much as $10 for just 10
grapes, pit-less or not. I calmed a little, however, when
I read the fine print that assured me they meant 10
pounds of grapes for $10. Still, a purchase like that
would present me with at least a thousand or more
grapes. Where would I put them?
I'm also thinking of going down to that store just
to see how many people pick up 10 avocados all at once
at any price.
Some other choices in that same ad were offered at
"5 for $4." That appealed to me because my pocket
calculator said that deal would net me 10 of whatever
it was for only 80 cents a better deal than the can-
taloupes, grapes and avocados.
Another group of supermarket offers that upsets
me is when they promise to give me a second some-
thing free if I pay list price for the same first something.
On one item in that ad I think it was cole slaw I
could save $3.69 because the second pound of slaw
would be free. I wasn't impressed, because I obviously
would have to pay for the first pound and end up pay-
ing $3.69 to save $3.69. Why can't they just offer me
one pound of slaw for $1.84 and keep the second pound
for somebody else?
Everything in the meat page of the ad that started
all this could be mine for prices like $3.99 or $5.99 or
some other "Something -.99" a pound. Why not just $4
or $6 a pound? That 99-cent thing requires supermar-
kets to have computers in their scales; they could do
two times $4 without the computer.
Reading the ads, I got sidetracked worrying about
who they hire to peel those bags of tiny carrots and take
the shells off those dime-size shrimp. I hope they're not
out-sourcing.
And why can't they stack the frozen vegetables in
alphabetical order in those cases so I wouldn't have to
search past string beans and peas to find broccoli?
But, I digress. Before I leave for those other mar-
kets, I have to look for my preferred or loyal member's


cards. Heaven knows how
if I leave that card home.


much cantaloupes will cost


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Code enforcement


finds properties


in violation
By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
In a unanimous vote, the Holmes Beach Code En-
forcement Board found two property owners in viola-
tion of city codes.
Millard and Holly Quillian were found in violation
of FEMA regulations for having a full bathroom unit
on the ground floor of their single-family residence at
2906 Avenue C.
According to Code Enforcement Officer Walter
Wunderlich, the building plans and permit for the resi-
dence, which was built in 1982, did not include a
ground-floor bathroom.
Millard Quillian testified that he purchased the
property with the understanding that the ground floor
included an apartment permitted by the city. He further
testified that the original owner was a minister and was
allowed by the city to use the apartment as a residence
for his mother.
Wunderlich also recalled the situation Quillian
described, clarifying that the original owner did not
receive a permit for the apartment, but in consideration
of his mother's health, the city commission allowed the
minister to maintain the unit for his mother or the prop-
erty was sold.
Wunderlich said that in 1998, code enforcement
cited Nancy Lamorie, who owned the property at the
time, for continuing to maintain the apartment. At that
time Wunderlich said the apartment included a kitchen
in addition to a bathroom and bedroom. The case was
closed when Lamorie agreed to cease renting the apart-
ment and remove the fixtures.
Quillian said when he purchased the property in
1999 from Lamorie, it was advertised with the apart-
ment. Wunderlich was denied access to inspect the
apartment by the Quillians, but Mill.id Quillian tes-
tified that it consisted. of a room with an attached
bath.
Quillian stated that the property is a weekend resi-
dence for his family and the apartment space is utilized
for storage.
Based on current FEMA regulations, which pro-
hibit plumbing below the base flood elevation, Quillian
was ordered to remove the bathroom by Sept. 5.
In-other business, the board found William and
Diane Sorg, owners of a two-story residence at 3707
Gulf Drive, in violation of the city's building codes for
failing to maintain the balcony railing.
According to Wunderlich, Sorg was contacted
about the balcony condition in August 2003.
Wunderlich said he was advised the Sorgs would
repair the guardrail when they returned to Holmes
Beach for their regular visit. Wunderlich said the
Sorgs' trip has been delayed several times and the prob-
lem persists.
The board ordered Sorg to bring the property into
compliance by Sept. 3.


Meet and greet
Youngsters at the Bradenton Beach Moose Lodge gathered around the featured guest at the Christmas in July
party Santa Claus. Old St. Nick told the kids he had to leave his reindeer behind this time because of the
hot weather. Islander Photos: Diana Bogan


Holiday raffle
Ashley Edwards of Bradenton takes a chance at
winning an interior design gift basket for her momn's
birthday. Edwards and her family are new members of
the Bradenton Beach Moose Club and attended the
Christmas in July party, which featured raffle prizes
and auction items donated from Island businesses.


Fire tax information sessions scheduled


The West Manatee Fire & Rescue District has
scheduled three information sessions to explain
why it wants voters to approve a proposed ad valo-
rem tax on Aug. 31.
This tax will be in addition to the present fire
assessment already imposed on property owners.
The millage rate proposed by WMFR is a half mil,
or 50 cents per $1,000 of taxable property, although
it can be as much as 1 mil.
At its July meeting, the WMFR commission
voted to mail information explaining the benefits of
the income generated by the ad valorem tax to vot-
ers.
The income generated is expected to:
Increase minimum staffing to four firefighters
per fire truck.
Increase firefighter levels of training and edu-
cation.
Allow for the proper maintenance and re-
placement of fire apparatus and equipment.


Improve public education and fire prevention
programs.
Maintain department facilities to meet the future
needs of the district.
WMFR Chief Andy Price explained that mandates
adopted by the state require more stringent training,
safety plans and policies. Staffing levels on fire appa-
ratus and at emergency scenes must be increased as
well.
To learn more about the proposed tax, Islanders
can attend an information session at Station No. 1, 6001
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 9. For
information, call 741-3900.
In other business, Price stated that WMFR,
Longboat Key and Cedar Hammock fire districts are
teaming up to form an Urban Search and Rescue team.
The team is a result of federal grant money made avail-
able after Sept. I I to provide training to teams that will
respond to disasters.
The USAR organizational meeting will be Aug.


11.
Price also reported that the pump on the ladder
truck needs to be repaired and the commission ap-
proved spending $1,500 to repair the pump.
The commission also agreed to advertise for an
additional inspector's position instead of filling the
current opening for a secretarial position.
The position was proposed a few years ago, but
a firefighter was hired instead. The primary duty of
the new inspector will be public education and as-
sisting with plan reviews and investigations.
WMFR administrative assistant Mary Stephens
said that the district currently has two inspectors
and a third would even out the increasing work
load.
The commission agreed that the candidate for
the position should be a certified firefighter.
Finally, Price announced that Capt. Randy Roth
will be retiring in February after nearly 24 years of
service.


Slugger
Four-year-old Waylan Corey gets a lift from Wayne
Robinson as he takes aim on a Spiderman pinata at
the Christmas in July party at the Moose Lodge. In
addition to goodies from the pinata, kids took home
games and other party favors.


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THE ISLANDER U JULY 28, 2004 U PAGE 9


Cortez whiz kids looking forward to start of school


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Marissa and Sara Smith can't wait for school to
start. The Cortez duo attend Seabreeze Elementary
School where they left for summer break at the top of
their class, making high marks on their standardized
tests. Both are anxious to get back to making the grade.
The sisters say they spent much of their summer play-
ing school, although based on their achievements over the
past school year, neither is in need of summer schooling.
Marissa, 10, was the highest scoring student in her
class on the reading comprehension portion of the
Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test. Of the 54
questions, she answered 52 correctly, placing her in the
99 percentile nationwide. Her math scores were not too
shabby either, ranking in the 78 percentile nationally.
Younger sister Sara, 8, scored off the charts in
math, achieving a pre-high school equivalency in math-
ematical problem solving and a seventh-grade equiva-
lency in mathematical equations. She also had the sec-
ond highest score of her class in reading.
Their mom, Misty, said the girls are exact oppo-
sites. Marissa loves to read in her spare time and Sara
likes to solve mathematical word problems.
Their dad, Doug, said the girls take the time to help
each other out with their school work:
When not reading or solving problems, the sisters
enjoy collaborating in other ways, blending their other
talents.
Marissa also enjoys writing and Sara likes to draw.
This summer the sisters began working together on a
book about a girl their own age that likes to explore.
Their character, Joann, lives in Africa with her pet lion.
Similar to the historical fiction Marissa likes to
read, she said she likes to look up stuff to add to her
adventure story. Sara is working on the illustrations for
the story.
The two also get creative in the kitchen. They like
to work together figuring out how to cook new foods.
Sara says her favorite meal she prepared is shepherd's


pie. But they admit their efforts aren't always winners.
"Our worst effort was our mom's birthday cake,"
Marissa said.
"We were in a hurry and didn't wait for the cake
to cool long enough, and the frosting melted off," ex-
plains Sara. "But it tasted good."
The sisters are also active in local sports. Sara pre-
fers softball and Marissa likes soccer. They are both
also active at school.
Marissa will be a fifth-grader this year and will
volunteer as a patrol guard. Last year she also helped
in the school media center and volunteered her recess
time to tutor first-graders.
Sara volunteered to stay after school and help her
second-grade teacher with various tasks. She also
helped her peers with math.
Both girls have their sights set on the future, and
are considering their talents in choosing potential ca-
reers. Sara wants to be a cook or elementary math
teacher. Marissa is considering a future as an author,
inventor or cook.
Until then, both are eager to return to Seabreeze
Elementary Aug. 9 to see their friends and teachers.
"We're very proud of them," said Doug. "They
help each other and work well together."

Annual 'full moon walk'
on Leffis Key Saturday
The Sierra Club Manatee-Sarasota Group will have
its annual sunset potluck dinner and "full moon walk"
at Leffis Key starting at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 31.
Reservations are requested by Friday, July 30, by
calling 752-3200, and those attending are to bring a
covered dish for eight to share.
The event is scheduled for the full moon over
Leffis Key at the south end of Anna Maria Island. The
club says to bring "table service, drink, bug protection,
protective wading shoes and a $5 donation for conser-
vation."


Whiz kids
The Smith sisters, Marissa, 10, and Sara, 8, are two of
Seabreeze Elementary School's shinning stars. Both did
an outstanding job on their standardized tests; Marissa
scored the highest reading score of all fourth-graders
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The bride is the niece of Margaret Hoffman, who
with husband Paul owns Hurricane Hank's Restaurant
in Holmes Beach. The couple plans to live in Colum-
bus after their honeymoon.


Land develop


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By Paul Roat
Apparently not willing to wait for voter approval
to allow some changes to city government,
Bradenton Beach officials are moving forward with
an ordinance that would change the way the city
addresses variances, developments and other land-
use matters.
The city planning and zoning board last week
unanimously approved recommending approval of a
new ordinance that would render that body and the
board of adjustment recommending, rather than
making final approval, to the city commission.
The issue will come before the city commission
at 7 p.m. Aug. 5 for debate.
The ordinance, as proposed, expands the defini-
tion of "major development" to include redevelop-
ment, modifications or exterior changes to multi-
family dwellings and non-residential developments.
Any of those changes would have to be approved by
the city commission under the proposal.
The proposed law would also have the board of
adjustment, currently an independent body, trans-
formed into an advisory board to the city commis-
sion.


Glennon-Ott wed
Holly Glennon of Bradenton and Kurt Ott of St.
Petersburg were married May 15, 2004, on St. Thomas,
Virgin Islands.
Parents of the bride are George and Julie Glennon
of Holmes Beach and the groom's parents are Noman
and Ruth Ann Ott of St. Petersburg.
Holly is a child-life specialist at All Children's
Hospital and Kurt is an account executive with Option
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And the new ordinance calls for the official des-
ignation of the Local Government Comprehensive
Planning and Land Development Regulation Act re-
garding local planning to be the city commission, not
the planning and zoning board, as it is currently.
City planning commission members balked at
one section of the proposed ordinance regarding "au-
thority to enter and inspect." As proposed, this
would allow for entry by "all county employees,
members of various boards, appropriate reviewing
agencies and any other agencies or designee of the
above, along with their motor vehicles, which are
responsible for the review of development approval
requests and inspections of those approvals."
Planners agreed that aspect of the ordinance was
too broad and recommended striking the entire sec-
tion.
In other matters, the planning and zoning board
agreed to tighten restrictions on fences in the city,
specifically property west of Gulf Drive. The
changes for the most part call for no fences greater
than 3 feet in height on Gulf of Mexico property
within the city, and prohibit screen enclosures of
pools in that part of the city.



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The paintings of Bradenton artist
Lee Mears are featured at Island
Gallery West through Aug. 14.
S Mears paints watercolors and
pastels offlowers, fruit and
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skies, beaches and wetlands. She
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By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
The Anna Maria Island Privateers may see some
old customs renewed, such as walking the plank, when
Axmon and other new officers take over next Wednes-
day.
Eric "Axmon" Rushnell will assume the presi-
dency of the Island civic group at its meeting at 7:30
p.m. Aug. 4 at the Bradenton Beach volunteer
firehouse, 201 Second St. He succeeds Greg "Shiprek"
Davidson. The new leaders were elected in June.
Privateers go by nicknames among themselves, the
names mostly pinned on them by fellow Privateers,
said Rushnell. His comes from his adoption of a Vi-
king-style battle ax as part of the pirate costume that
also is a tradition of the organization.
Taking office along with him are the new vice
president, Bruce "Mate" Witton; treasurer, Elizabeth
"Doc" Cline; secretary, Cathy "Pegleg" Ensign, named
for a broken foot she suffered long ago; and captain,
Tom "Hoseman" Owen, a fireman in real life.
Some appointed positions remain to be filled,
Rushnell said, and he may ask the group to approve a
couple more for additional activities he has in mind but
has not yet outlined.
His plans are to make sure the Privateers adhere to
its basics as a working organization, not just a social
group for enjoyment "although there will continue to
be plenty of fun.
"I want people to see behind the eye patch and the
sword," he said. He may reinstate initiation rites and
"walking the plank" at the Anna Maria City Pier.
There will continue to be parades, especially the
Fourth of July and Christmas events which the Priva-
teers program themselves, and others in which they are
longtime participants.
One they may skip altogether is the Gasparilla pa-
rade in Tampa, with its new decree that all floats must
be towed. The Privateers' ship is self-propelled and its
crewe feels a tow would denigrate the stately vessel. So


the organization dropped out of the parade this year and
probably will treat it similarly next time around,
Rushnell said.
That ship is now being refitted with a new deck
under the supervision of Rushnell, who is a cabinet
maker by trade, It will be the third deck for the 68-foot
vessel built on a bus chassis.
It is back on the Island, by the way, parked on city
property across from Duffy's Tavern after years of
exile. It had been parked on Clark Drive in Holmes
Beach until then-Mayor Bob Van Wagoner forced its
move off-Island to a haven in Cortez.
Also still on the Privateers agenda are the tradi-
tional mullet smokes and the thieves' markets. The
markets, too, are being forced off the Island they had
been on Holmes Beach city property, Rushnell ex-
plained, but the city wants the nonprofit outfit to pay
$200 a day rental, so the periodic activity is in Cortez
across from the Seafood Shack.
Another activity that certainly will continue is the
annual Whitey Horton memorial golf tournament,
named for a longtime Privateer. It finances a sizable
part of the scholarships the organization awards each
year, $7,000 worth of them this year.
Privateers also will continue their hilarious "cap-
tures," holding such folks as restaurant patrons and
brides for "ransom" as crowds cheer them on.
Rushnell has been a Privateer since 1990, when he
tired of being a Jaycee and sought an organization
"more involved with people and the community." He
enjoys playing pirate for the smiles of children and for
the satisfaction of helping the sick and injured with
fundraising benefits.
Most of the 35 to 40 Privateers are, like Rushnell,
about middle-aged, he said, and about half are women.
The organization was founded in 1971 by the late
Frank Cavendish, former owner of the Rod & Reel
Pier, former Holmes Beach police chief "Snooks"
Adams and a few other contemporaries, "and it just
blossomed," said Rushnell.


Waterfront restaurant leaps hurdles, plans progress


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Owners of the Waterfront Restaurant at 111 S. Bay
Blvd. in Anna Maria won a recommendation from the
planning and zoning board July 12 for their site plan to
restore the restaurant after it was damaged by fire.
Faced with opposition from some members of the
board at its original site plan review June 29 along with
some differences of opinion between board members and
Building Official Kevin Donohue over use of the non-
conforming structures on the property in the new plan -
owners Leah and Jason Suzor elected to disregard the first
plan and restore the restaurant to its pre-fire condition.
Architect Gene Aubry, representing the Suzors,
said the new plan will have a connector between the
garage, currently used as part of the kitchen, and the


main building. The footprint of the buildings, however,
will remain unchanged, he said.
Board member Frank Pytel disagreed with the plan,
contending that the city codes do not intend for noncon-
forming properties to continue. "I'm convinced this is an
expansion of a nonconformity," he said.
Other board members, however, believed that be-
cause the damage was caused by fire, the Suzors are en-
titled to rebuild the property to its former condition,
subject to certain site plan issues being answered.
In its 4-1 vote for recommendation, however, the
board cited 32 conditions for the plan, including park-
ing, that had been raised by Donohue and City Engi-
neer Tom Wilcox. Those issues must be addressed and
answered to city commissioners at least five days be-
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Palma Sola Bay southside


waters deemed unhealthy


Swimming and wading on the south side of Palma
Sola Bay could be hazardous to your health.
The Manatee County Health Department issued a
health advisory July 23 for waters on the south side of
Palma Sola Bay near its testing location at the east end
of the causeway along Manatee Avenue.
Environmental Health Director Charles Henry said
tests at the southside causeway location showed the av-
erage value of fecal coliform was 53.57 Colony Form-
ing Units per 100 milliliters while the U.S. Environ-
mental Protection Agency's limit for a five-week test
average is 35 CFU per 100 ml. The Florida Department
of Environmental Protection's standard is no more than
800 CFU per 100 ml for a single day sample.
Henry said he believed the increase in bacteria lev-
els was related to the recent heavy rains and associated
stormwater runoff.
Swimming and/or wading is considered a potential
health risk to the general public in these waters, espe-


cially to the young, elderly and those with compro-
mised immune systems, he said.
Those risks include skin rash, infections and dis-
ease, he added.
The presence of enteric bacteria is an indication of
fecal pollution, said Henry. The pollution could come
from stormwater runoff, pets, wildlife or human sew-
age, he said.
The county monitors 10 area saltwater locations
and when levels of fecal coliform or other bacteria
exceed the accepted EPA standard for a five-week test
average, a warning is issued.
The advisories will remain in effect until the five-
week average of testing at the test site meets EPA
guidelines.
Under the federally funded program, the health
department tests saltwater at 10 sites every week, in-
cluding seven on Anna Maria Island. Two of those test
locations are at Bayfront Park in Anna Maria.


Burglars steal $5,600 in merchandise

from Seatrek Divers in Bradenton Beach


Someone made off with an estimated $5,600 in
merchandise after breaking into Seatrek Divers early
Tuesday morning.
Bradenton Beach officers were dispatched to the
store at 105 Seventh St. N. at 5:36 a.m. when the
store's motion sensor was activated. Proprietors
Lorraine and Pete Athas also received a call from
Brinks alarm at 5:34 a.m. and arrived at the property
shortly after police.
According to the report, no one was found inside
or near the property by the officers.
Someone entered the store through the rear win-
dow. According to the report, this was found covered
with duct tape and pried out and the alarm sensor was
not disturbed.
Sgt. Lenard Diaz said it's not possible to tell how
many people entered the store or how long they spent
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New grad
Alison Bennett with teacher Gail Marsden upon
graduating from pre-kindergarten at the School for
Constructive Play. Fifteen others youngsters also
graduated. The school is at 304 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria. Further details are available at 778-2210.


Watercolorists exhibit works at library
Two well-known area artists will exhibit watercolors Manatee Art League and private collections.
during August at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Other features at the library during August:
Drive, Holmes Beach. Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 9-10, AARP driver
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Holmes Beach voters overwhelmingly agreed in an
Islander straw poll that first appeared in the May 19
edition that they, not the city commission, should de-
cide the issue of whether or not the city should employ
a city manager.
The Holmes Beach City Commission May 11 de-
cided not to let the voting public decide, apparently be-
cause four commissioners believe a city manager is not
needed in Holmes Beach. A motion by Commissioner
Don Maloney to simply have the commission place the
issue on the Aug. 31 ballot and let the voters decide
failed for lack of a second.
But the straw poll would seem to indicate overwhelm-
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Of the 42 votes cast, 40 favored allowing the vot-
ers to decide while only two votes were in disagree-
ment.
Among the comments from those in favor of a citi-
zen vote were "Our elected officials have failed us as
voters," and "It should be our choice, not the commis-


sioners."
Even some who voted "yes" in the straw poll are
not in favor of a city manager for Holmes Beach, just
that citizens should be allowed to decide.
Wrote one resident, "I'm not in favor of another
layer of government, but we should decide the issue,
not the city commission."
Another wrote that a city manager "is a waste of
taxpayer's money," and "the present commission is
doing a good job, but it is only democratic to have a
vote of the people."
Commissioners Pat Morton, Sandy Haas-Martens,
Roger Lutz and Rich Bohnenberger had all previously
stated separately they didn't think the city needed a
manager (The Islander, May 5).
Maloney said he wasn't asking for commission
approval to change the city charter, just to let "citizens
have the opportunity they deserve to express their
view" on the issue. "Don't deny the voters their right
to use the same thing that put you all up here," he asked
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Car rally, giveaway
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Bradenton Hyundai dealer Buchanan-
Jenkins is bringing its "show" on the road to
Holmes Beach Saturday, July 31, and Sunday,
Aug. 1.
Buchanan-Jenkins and salesman Mike
Thomas have arranged a "rally" in the parking
lot of Island Shopping Center in cooperation
with D.Coy Ducks. They plan to have cars for
sale, new and used, pre-approve buyers, offer
food, refreshments and entertainment, and no-
obligation registration for a free car giveaway
a 2001 Hyundai Elantra.
The rally will take place from 11 a.m. to
4 p.m. both days. The drawing for the car will
be held Aug. 2 at the dealership, 2503 First St.
E., Bradenton. For information, call Mike at
962-1760.


Business leaders reception
coming next week
A business leaders reception featuring the presi-
dent of the International Center for Leadership in Edu-
cation will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug.
4.
Dr. Willard R. Daggett will address the gathering,
which is sponsored by the Manatee Education Alliance
in its 2004 Education Conference. It will be at the
Manatee Civic Center, 100 Haben Blvd., Palmetto.
Co-sponsored by the Anna Maria Island Chamber
of Commerce, cost is $20 per person or $200 for a table
of 10. RSVPs are requested by the close of business
Wednesday, July 28, at the chamber, 779-9412.

Business luauu' this evening
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A tropical luau and business card exchange is
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Gulfstream Realty, 401 Manatee Ave. W., Holmes
Beach.
It will be sponsored by the Anna Maria Island
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Obituaries

Linda M. Berkowitz
Linda M. Berkowitz, 61, of Anna Maria City, died
July 22.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mrs. Berkowitz
moved to the Island from
Jackson Township, N.J., in
2001. She had a bachelor's
degree from Georgian Court
College, Lakewood, N.J. She
was a critical care social
worker with a number of hos-
pitals. She was active in
Temple Beth-El and volun-
btteered as a teacher's aide at
Anna Maria Elementary
Linda M. Berkowitz School, where she was in-
volved in the "Adopt-a-Grandparent" program.
Services were July 23 at Temple Beth-El, Bradenton.
Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Linda
M. Berkowitz, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center,
P.O. Box 27106, New York NY 10087.
She is survived by sons Irwin S. of Pittsburgh, Pa.,
and Paul D. of Bethlehem, Pa.; daughter Wendy H. of
Ridgefield, Conn.; sister Roberta Kaplan, Tamarac, Fla.;
brother Arnold Hirsch, Boynton Beach, Fla.; and two
grandchildren.
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Center, New York City.


Sarasota Office: (941) 364-8887
3210 Fruitville Road
Bradenton Office: (941) 308-1050
6665 Cortez Road


July 19.
Born in Portsmouth, Va., Mr. De Berry moved to
Bradenton from there in 1986.
Memorial services were July 26. Brown and
Sons Funeral Home, 43rd Street Chapel, was in
charge of arrangements.
He is survived by parents Kent and Pamela of
Bradenton; sisters Crystal and Melanie, both of
Bradenton; paternal grandmother Virginia of Ports-
mouth; and maternal grandparents Bill and Jean
Garringer of Bradenton Beach.
Carl E. Johnson
Carl E. Johnson, 84, of Longboat Key, died July 27.
Born in Indianapolis, Ind., Mr. Johnson came to
Longboat Key from Miami Shores in 1967. He was a re-
tired electrical contractor. He was also a Realtor on the key
and a builder of the Outrigger Resort and the 6400 Build-
ing, both on Longboat. He served in the U.S. Marine
Corps during World War II. He was a member of the
Longboat Key Kiwanis Club. He was a member of the
Longboat Island Chapel.
Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursday,
July 29, at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Cortez Road
Chapel, 3904 Cortez Road, Bradenton. Memorial services
will be at 11 a.m. Friday, July 30, at the Longboat Island
Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
Hew is survived by wife Betty; daughter Jo Ann
Monteith of Bradenton; brother Henry of Louisville, Ky.;
and two granddaughters.
Floyd Thomas Robinson
Floyd Thomas Robinson, 78, of Anna Maria and
Bradenton, died July 21.
Born in Georgetown, Ky., Mr. Robinson moved
to Anna Maria 40 years ago. He played football at
Auburn University. He served in the U.S. Navy

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Postal Service in Ellenton.
Memorial sert ices were July 25. Griffith-Cline
Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife of 56 years Bonnie;
daughters Dee R. Kring of Anna Maria and Sheree
R. Welch of Sonoma, Calif.; son Chad T. of Ramrod
Key, Fla.; and five grandchildren.


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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
No reports.

Bradenton Beach
July 14, 1603 Gulf Drive N., Tradewinds resort,
Baker Act. A woman previously taken into custody
under the Baker Act was reportedly having difficulties
since her release from the hospital. According to the
report, the woman's daughter and the resort manager
called officers, stating that the woman still believed
people were secretly taping her actions. Officers again
took the woman into custody under the Baker Act and
transported her to a treatment facility.
July 20, 100 block of Third Street South, civil prob-
lem. A homeowner called police when a contractor on a
neighboring property took down the homeowner's fence.
Officers advised that the discrepancy over the property
line and placement of the fence is a civil matter.

Holmes Beach
July 16, 500 block of 56th Street, theft. A woman
reported a necklace stolen from her home.
July 17, 300 block of 56th Street, burglary. Ac-
cording to the report, a computer was stolen from a
residence.
July 20, 2700 block of Gulf Drive, burglary. A man
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A Cortez Bell went to sea during
World War II naturally
Walter Bell of Cortez was a senior at Bradenton
High School on Dec. 7, 1941, when the Japanese at-
tacked Pearl Harbor.
Befitting Cortez young men of the time, he was
working on a fishing boat for his family. While a lot of
his friends were in a rush to join the Navy or in a few
cases the Army following Pearl Harbor, Walter was
needed in the family business.
Eventually, however, Walter felt he couldn't just
sit out the war on a fishing boat. With his knowledge
of the sea, he figured the Merchant Marine service was
the ideal place for duty and he joined up in 1943.
"And they paid better than the Navy," remembers
Walter.
After training in St. Petersburg (Florida, not Rus-
sia), he went to New Orleans and was then transferred
to the freighter "Richard B. Moore" out of Oakland,
Calif., as a seaman.
The Moore sailed by itself to Hawaii, then the
Solomon Islands and finally to New Zealand. Walter
and his mates shuttled supplies from New Zealand to
naval bases in the southwestern Pacific, then to Saipan
and Tinian in the northern Pacific, just one month af-
ter the Allied invasion of those islands.
"The Solomon Islands were pretty secure, but we
were always on the alert for Japanese submarines. We
never saw any, but we heard stories about other ships that
got sunk," remembered Walter. "We had to zig-zag a few
times because subs had been reported in the area. Of
course, we usually sailed alone with no destroyer escort,
so we were a sitting duck if an enemy sub had spotted us."
On one trip to Saipan from New Zealand, the ship
carried a load of 100-pound incendiary bombs for the
B-29s operating from the airfield there.
"If a sub had hit us, we'd have gone up in huge
explosion with those bombs," he said. Lookouts on the
voyage often reported what they thought were subma-
rine periscopes and the entire crew went on alert, but
those reports, thankfully, were false alarms.
In April 1945, his ship was scheduled to be part of
the invasion of Okinawa, but the chief engineer said the
engines were in need of repair. That might have been
the "luck of the draw" for Walter, as a number of mer-
chant ships were sunk during the invasion by Japanese
Kamikaze planes.
The Moore, however, returned to Saipan, which by
then was the largest airbase in the world.
"It was pretty impressive. There were hundreds of
B-29s taking off daily."
Following a supply trip in early August 1945,
Walter and his crew were back at Saipan and learned


Walter Bell of Cortez as a seaman in the Merchant
Marine during World War II.
that the 509th Bomb Wing stationed there had just
dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima.
"Everybody on Saipan was really happy, and so
were we. We figured the war was over," and it was.
The ship returned to the United States and Walter
signed up as a crew member on a ship heading to Eu-
rope to bring back the troops.
"We took over supplies and brought back the sol-
diers who had been in Europe. Those guys were really
happy the war was over." With little to do on-board the
ship, the G.I.s took to playing poker and Walter already
had a poker table in his cabin, so it was a natural spot


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for a game, with Walter playing. "I did pretty good,"
Walter said with a grin.
He was discharged from the Merchant Marine in
late 1945 and returned to the family fish business in
Cortez.
"The Merchant Marine was pretty dangerous, es-
pecially in the North Atlantic," Walter said. "I was just
lucky I got good assignments and went to places where
most of the fighting had ended."
His older brother Warren was not so lucky. He had
joined the Navy at the start of the war, and was lost at
sea off the coast of Africa when his ship went down.
Walter has no regrets about his service. "I loved the
sea, and the camaraderie was great. I could have stayed
in, but I always wanted to come back to Cortez. I used
to tell everybody Cortez was the center of the world.
Now, it seems we are the tail end of the world."
It was only a few years ago that members of the
Merchant Marine in World War II were given veterans'
benefits. Some bureaucrats thought the ships weren't
in combat and the crews didn't deserve to be consid-
ered veterans.
"We were in combat zones all the time. We were
just lucky that the Japanese had been taken out by the
time we landed," remembered Walter.
Back in Cortez, Walter married and had three chil-
dren. His daughter Karen now works at A.P. Bell Fish
Company. Walter still lives in the same Cortez house,
built in 1935, that he grew up in.
"It was an exciting time of my life. I'm glad I did
it," he concluded.

"The Greatest Generation" column is for Island,
Longboat Key, Perico Island and Cortez veterans, man
or woman, who served in the armed forces of any al-
lied country (U.S., Canada, Britain, Holland, Norway,
France, Poland, Australia, New Zealand, the Philip-
pines, etc.) during World War II. We'd like to hear
from you. Please call Rick Catlin at 778-7978.


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Parasailing with experience
Capt. Jon Johnsen and wife Lyna recently pur-
chased Fun & Sun Parasail at 135 Bridge St. at the
Bridge Tender Inn Docks in Bradenton Beach.
Between the two, they have more than 30 years
experience as licensed U.S. Coast Guard captains.
Islander Photo: Nancy Ambrose.

High-flying couple
The new owners of the Fun & Sun Parasail op-
eration at 135 Bridge St. at the Bridge Tender Inn pier
in Bradenton Beach are Capt. Jon Johnsen and wife
Lyna Johnsen.
Capt. Jon is a U.S. Coast Guard-licensed 100-ton ves-
sel master captain and has 18 years experience in local
waters. Lyna also has a U.S. Coast Guard 100-ton license.
Fun & Sun Parasail is open from 9 a.m. daily un-
til dark. For more information on Fun & Sun, call 795-
1000.

Island designer in
Sarasota Show House 2004
Bettina Sego of Bettina Sego Interiors at 117
Third St. S. in Bradenton Beach is one of the interior
designers selected to participate in this year's Show
House 2004 in Sarasota.
The selected house is a Tuscan Villa in Stillwater
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The tour runs to Aug. 8 and includes a tea and gar-
den fashion show, a fashion show and cocktail party, a
"Meet the Designers" night and concludes Aug. 7 with a
silent auction and a wine and cheese party. Tickets are $15
for general admission and $25 for the entire tour.
Show House 2004 is a benefit program with a por-
tion of the net proceeds going to the Mayors' Feed the
Hungry program.
The tour runs Monday through Saturday from 10
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To reach Bettina Sego Interiors, call 778-8204.

Jessie's Deli to undergo
deli remodeling
The popular deli counter at Jessie's Island Store
at 5424 Marina Drive in Holmes Beach will close Aug.
2 for approximately six weeks for some much-needed
remodeling.
"We're sorry we have to close for a few weeks, but
the deli location needs some work so we can better
serve our loyal customers," said Jessie. She emphasized
that only the deli counter is closing. The rest of the
store, where snacks, hot dogs and other convenience
items can be purchased, will remain open.
August and September are the traditionally slow
months on Anna Maria Island and Jessie said she hoped
her customers would not be too inconvenienced. "We'll
be back soon and in much better shape for deli service,"
she promised.
To reach Jessie, call 778-6903.
Got a new business going up in Anna Maria Island,
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Saddle up for horseback riding at Sun City Stables


By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Correspondent
After a summer filled with trips to the beach, this
writer was in search of something different for the fam-
ily to do on a Sunday afternoon. And I found it!
My wife and I loaded up our two kids in the car and
took a short trip to Sun City Stables for an afternoon of
horseback riding, something you don't readily ever
find on Anna Maria Island.
Located 10 minutes north of Palmetto on U.S. 41,
Sun City Stables is close by and offers a variety of
well-trained horses to ride along several choices of
shady trails leveled according to what kind of horse
rider you are. Experienced riders can opt for the ad-
vanced trails, where they can get their horses up to a
full gallop, or there are beginner trails, where riders
follow a meandering path through the woods accompa-
nied by a guide that is, if you're not comfortable
your first time out.
Proprietress Cynthia Newman warmly greeted us
upon arrival and quickly assigned a pair of horses ap-
propriate to our needs. She had one of the staff bring
out Sport, a paint gelding and Jake, a registered palo-
mino quarter horse. Two-year-old son Conal and wife
Jennifer rode Sport, while daughter Gillian and I rode
Jake. We took the beginners' trail without a guide.
After a few minutes of "negotiations" with Jake
and Sport, in which we convinced them that we were
in charge, the horse ride commenced without, a hitch.
Sport and Jake were both very well behaved and easy
to maneuver through the twisting trails.
After an hour of riding, we brought the horses back
to the stables, where Newman, along with Dave and
Neleke Winn, offered to let 6-year-old Gillian take a
solo ride in the training circle. Gillian was thrilled -
to say the least!


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Six-year-olcl Gillian Cassidy rides Jake around the
training circle at Sun City Stables.

Sun City Stables also offer other amenities to en-
tertain the kids, a petting zoo, pony parties and riding
lessons, all for what I thought was a very fair price.
Riding lessons start at $25 per half-hour, which in-
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picture along the trail. Islander Photos: Kevin Cassidy


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For more information, you can reach Newman at
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Gillian Cassidy, Dad and Jake pose for a picture
along the trail at Sun City Stables.
Sports
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 19
Braden River's Senior League team won only one of
three games to end its season.
Three years ago this same core group of players
made a name for themselves as the "cardiac kids" dur-
ing a run to the Florida State Championship and the
Southeast Regional Tournament. Last year they made
it to the Florida State finals, losing to Tampa Palma
Ceia 14-1.
This year? Business as usual for the boys, er, young
men of Braden River. They went 3-0 in their pool of the
Junior Little League State Tournament. That sets up a
rematch of last year's Junior Little League State Cham-
pionship game between Braden River and Tampa
Palma Ceia.
If they won Tuesday night's after-deadline cham-
pionship game, the team heads to Cartersville, Ga., for
the Junior Little League South Regional tournament
starting Aug. 6.
Good luck Braden River!

Register now for Center's
fall soccer season
Registration for the Anna Maria Island Community
Center's fall soccer season is under way from now until
Saturday, Aug. 13, for prospective players ages 5-16.
The Center is holding four registration sessions, all
from 6-8 p.m., on Tuesday and Thursday, Aug. 3 and
5, and Monday and Friday, Aug. 9 and 13.
Registration fees are $40 for the first child for Cen-
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TLC meets at the Anna Maria Elementary
School cafeteria from dismissal time to 6 p.m. for
elementary-aged students.
The Center bus is available at 5 p.m. to trans-
port children who live in Bradenton Beach home
with parental permission.
TLC is a value-based, prevention-oriented,
educational enrichment program directed by certi-
fied educators with assistance from dedicated vol-
unteers.
Students benefit from help with homework,
computer skills, mentoring, specialized
remediation, tutoring, creative arts, physical devel-
opment, recreation, cooking, drama, music, library
research, guest speakers, special performances and
field trips.
TLC is in session on normal school days,


additional child. Each player receive a uniform shirt
and matching socks and must provide his or her own
black shorts and the mandatory shin guards. Shin
guards are offered at $10 a pair by the Center.
Everyone who signs up will be placed on a team,
although mandatory tryouts will be held for each of the
five age groups. Tryouts from 6:30-7:30 p.m. start
Monday, Aug. 16, and continue through Friday, Aug.
20. Players ages 5-7 try out on Monday for the instruc-
tional league and are followed by Division III, ages 8-
9 Tuesday, and Division II ages 10-11 Wednesday.
Division I, ages 12-13 try out Thursday, while Premier
League players, ages 14-16, try out on Friday evening.
Coaches will select teams immediately following each
age group's tryout.
Any players who are feeling a bit rusty after a sum-
mer of vacation can sign up for the Center's Soccer
Camp 2004, which takes place 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. I 1-
13. Cost is $20 for Center members and $35 for non-
members.
The Center is also looking for soccer coaches for
the 2004 season. For more information, call Center ath-
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school half days, and teacher in-service days. The
program is not offered on some holiday obser-
vances.
Registration is mandatory for each child at-
tending TLC. A new registration form must be
completed at the beginning of each school year.
Attendance costs $30 per week with a one-time
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There is an additional $15 fee during weeks
with a full day of attendance because school is not
in session.
There is also an additional fee of $7 for each
half-day attendance due to an early out.
A limited number of scholarships are available
based upon need and availability of funds. The
Center's has a policy not to turn any child away
because of an inability to pay.
Enrollment forms are available at the Center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. For more infor-
mation, call 778-1908.


Dolphin football registerting now
The Anna Maria Island Community Center is still
accepting players for the Anna Maria Dolphins football
team in the Mighty-mite and Flag divisions. Cost for the
season is $60 for Islanders and non-Island residents alike.
Currently both teams are short by at least 10 play-
ers so any and all interested players are strongly en-
couraged to come out for football.
After a 20-year void from youth football on the
Island, the Anna Maria Dolphins have established
themselves as a competitive force in the Police Athletic
League's youth football program. Last year's varsity
team went 5-5 and made the playoffs, while the 2002
junior varsity team went all the way to a Superbowl
championship in only its second year of participation.
Help keep the tradition alive and sign up now for
Anna Maria Island Dolphin football.
Mighty-mite players must be age 8-10 by Sept. I
and weigh less than 125 pounds, while flag division
players must be age 6-7 by Sept. 1. Prospective play-
ers must provide a birth certificate at registration.
Sign up at the Center or call Jonatzke at 778-1908
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Wednesday, July 28
9 a.m. Horseshoe games at Anna Maria City
Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
5 to 7p.m. Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce business card exchange at Remax Gulfstream,
401 Manatee Ave., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-
1541.

Friday, July 30
8 p.m. "Grace" opens at the Manatee Players
Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton. Infor-
mation: 748-5875. Fee applies.

Saturday, July 31
8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Privateers and West Manatee
Fire & Rescue Volunteers "Red Hot Yard Sale" at the
Bradenton Beach Firehouse, 201 Second St. N.,
Bradenton Beach. Information: 729-9039.
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. to 4 p.m. Hyundai Rally at D. Coy
Ducks, 5410 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
2 p.m. "Grace" at the Manatee Players
Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton. Infor-
mation: 748-5875. Fee applies.
6p.m. Sierra Club potluck dinner and full moon
walk at Leffis Key in Bradenton Beach. Information:
752-3200. Fee applies.
8 p.m. "Grace" at the Manatee Players
Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton. Infor-
mation: 748-5875. Fee applies.

Sunday, Aug. 1
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hyundai Rally at D. Coy
Ducks, 5410 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
2 p.m. "Grace" finale at the Manatee Players
Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton. Infor-
mation: 748-5875. Fee applies.

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Tuesday, Aug. 3
1 to 4 p.m. Veterans service officer at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Appointments: 749-3030.
5:30 to 7 p.m. Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce hurricane awareness meeting at the Beach
House Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton
Beach. Information: 779-9412.

Wednesday, Aug. 4
7 to 8 a.m. Pier Regulars meeting at the Anna
Maria City Pier, 100 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Informa-
tion: 778-7062.
9 a.m. Horseshoe games at Anna Maria City
Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Business leaders reception
featuring Willard R. Daggett, president of the Interna-
tional Center for Leadership in Education, at at the
Manatee Civic Center, 100 Haben Blvd., Palmetto. In-
formation: 779-9412. Fee applies.

Ongoing:
Contemporary art display by Pamela Seiber at
the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, through July 31. Information: 778-6341.
Circus Sarasota at the Ringling Circus Museum,
5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, through Aug. 1. In-
formation: 355-9805. Fee applies.
Whiffle Ball league play at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria,
through Aug. 6. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
Retrospective exhibit by Florida photographer
Clyde Butcher at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th
St. W., Bradenton, through August. Information: 746-
4131. Fee applies.
"Road Trip to Mars and Beyond" summer camp
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Mag-
nolia Ave., Anna Maria, through Aug. 6. Information:
778-1908. Fee applies.
Paintings by Lee Mears at the Island Gallery
West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, through Aug.
14. Information: 778-6648.
Student photography exhibit at the South Florida
Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton, through Aug. 29.
Information: 746-4131. Fee applies.
Art by Alice Ottavi and Barbara Singer at the Is-
land Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, through Aug. 30. Information: 778-6341.
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Upcoming:
Open house at Anna Maria Elementary School
Aug. 5.
Boatsmart course at the Tropic Isles Yacht Club
Aug. 7.
Wild bird rescue training at Pelican Man's Bird
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Egmont Key: 'I'm melting! I'm melting!'


Egmont Key is a faint shadow of its former self.
The island at the mouth of Tampa Bay encompassed
about 540 acres of dry land in 1877; today, only 280
acres remain above water, and the shoreline of that
expanse is eroding at a rate of about 4 acres a year.
But things may be changing for the key.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has begun a
three-year, $1 million assessment of the key's erosion.
As with all things governmental, officials are weighing
a number of options: Do nothing, renourish the beaches
or install a hardened shoreline to protect the island.
There is more at stake in the erosion control study
than just deciding whether or not to put sand on a
beach. Egmont Key has some archeological signifi-
cance, what with the remnants of Fort Dade on the is-
land, ruins from the Spanish-American War. The old
fort and its ancillary barracks, gun batteries and other
structures date back to 1898.
At one time there were five gun batteries on the
island. Now, only three remain on dry land, and one is
within feet of being inundated by the Gulf of Mexico.
The old fort itself had plenty of dry sand frontage circa
1965; today, it's hundreds of yards from shore and a
diving haven.
The island was home to upwards of 300 troops
during its brief life from 1898 to 1921. The brick streets
in the interior of the key led soldiers from the fortifi-
cations to a movie theater, bakery, even a bowling al-
ley. During World War II, the island's population
swelled to 600, and the U.S. Coast Guard used its
shores and sandy interior for small-arms training.
There are environmental concerns riding on the
sand survey as well. The key has a huge population of
gopher tortoises: The southern end of the islaiid is
home to huge nesting areas of terns, skimmers and
other birds.
The island also has a lighthouse, Coast Guard stag-
ing areas and hosts a number of cottages used by pilots
when they aren't guiding ships into and out of Tampa
Bay's ports, so navigational and perhaps even Home-
land Security concerns could come into play in the as-
sessment.
The island is now managed by the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service, the Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection, and the Coast Guard. The island


Horseshoe winners
Winners in the July 24 horseshoe games
were Tom Skoloda and Bill Starrett, both of
Anna Maria City. Runners-up were George
McKay of Anna Maria City and Ron Pepka of
Bradenton.
Winner in the July 21 game was Pepka.
Runner-up was Starrett.
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became a national wildlife area in 1974, and federal
regulators closed off much of the southern portion of
the island to visitors in 1996 as nesting bird protection.
Whatever the outcome of the study, solving the
erosion problem probably won't be cheap. A
renourishment project took place on Egmont four years
ago, adding about 75 feet of sand along the entire west-
ern shoreline of the key, at a cost of more than $8 mil-
lion. All of that sand has eroded.
A long-term fix is estimated to cost upwards of $25
million.
Let's hope there's still some island left when the
final decision on what to do with what is left of Egmont
Key is made.

Sport lobster season starts now
Hopefully, you're down in the Florida Keys for the
"mini-season" of lobstering and not reading this col-
umn.
The season is July 28-29, and is open only for rec-
reational lobstering. The regular lobster season starts
Aug. 6.
You'll need a saltwater fishing license, a special
lobster permit, and measuring devices to keep your lim-
ited legal-size catch. If past years are any indication,
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
law enforcement officers will be as thick as the bugs,
so be sure to stay legal in both size and quantity.
Enjoy!

Love those critters!
Americans love their pets, as the television com-
mercials proclaim, and we're putting our money where
our critters are.
Something called the American Pet Products
Manufacturers Association has come out with figures
that indicate that spending on our dogs, cats, birds and
other pets has grown 100 percent in the past 10 years.
Spending on pets in 1994 was $17 billion; spend-
ing is projected to reach more than $34 billion in 2004.
Yes, that is "billion," and all that money is going out
in what some proclaim is a weak economy. According
to the association, "This positions the pet industry 60
percent larger than the toy industry ($20 billion) and 33
percent larger than the candy industry ($24 billion)."
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$7.9 billion for supplies and over-the-counter
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$8.3 billion for veterinarian care.
$1.6 billion for live animal purchases.
$2.2 billion for other services.
And it seems that nothing is too good for Fluffy or
Fido, either damn the cost.
There are pet shampoos, conditioners and skin
products that cost upwards of $20 a bottle.
Special "animal amulets" are offered by a Cali-
fornia company that feature gemstones and crystals
that "are not only a beautiful piece of pet jewelry,
they are also possess powerful 'New Age' healing
properties that influence and balance your pet's
chakras" all at a cost of only $39.95-$69.95.
There is a one-piece bikini by offered by one
company. "You can't let your dog walk around na-
ked on the beach!," according to the ad blurb. "What
will all the other 'pet children' think?" Personally,
at $56 for a doggie bikini, I would think the other pet
children would think the bathing beauty's owner is
nuts.
Then there are the special doggie toothbrushes
for $10, a self-activated water bowl for $80 ac-
tually it's called an "automatic outdoor pet drinking
fountain which reduces thirst and sickness by pro-
viding a fresh clean cool stream of water on demand
any time of the year. Smart ultrasound technology
triggers the WaterDog to turn on when your pet ap-
proaches and turns off the water when your pet
leaves."
And, for the porkie pet, there is an Atkins diet-like
"all natural, low-carb pet snack approved for humans
to eat! Made from the finest, free-range chicken, filet
mignon or wild, cold-water codfish, these freeze-dried
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Can you say, "Yuck?"

Oops
In a column a few weeks ago I made mention of
problems hitting sago palms and other cycads with the
reference to a fungus. The problem is an insect, not a
fungus, and my apologies to Jane Morse, Manatee
County extension agent, for my mistake in the column.

Sandscript factoid
And now for the commercial message.
The Egmont Key Alliance is a Citizen Support
Organization established in 1989 by Florida statute to
encourage and coordinate volunteer activities at
Egmont Key State Park. "Our logo conveys our mis-
sion: To Restore, Preserve and Protect Egmont Key,"
according to the group's Web site.
Members receive a newsletter, meeting notices and
invitations to special events and opportunities con-
nected with Egmont Key State Park. Annual member-
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Better weather means better


fishing off Anna Maria Island


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Improving weather less wind greatly im-
proved fishing this week.
Backwater action for catch-and-release snook re-
mains good, redfish are hitting better every day, floun-
der and trout are coming in big.
Offshore anglers are reeling in lots of snapper and
grouper, and trolling for dolphin, wahoo and barracuda
is working well.
The "catch of the week" honors go to Capt. Hank
Williams for his 26-pound mutton snapper, caught
about 100 miles offshore in the Gulf of Mexico.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he's been running into lots of small redfish
in Miguel Bay, good-size trout in Terra Ceia Bay and
some catch-and-release snook on artificial, plus mack-
erel and flounder.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said fish-
ing has greatly improved in the past few days, thanks
to better weather. Reports included flounder, mackerel,
redfish and mackerel in the bays. Offshore action re-
mains excellent for grouper and snapper in about 100
feet of water, and trolling for dolphin, wahoo and bar-
racuda is producing fine results.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said fishers there
are catching a few legal-size grouper, flounder to 15
inches in length, black drum, small redfish, catch-and-
release snook at night and mackerel during the day.
Cliff Alcorn at the Anna Maria City Pier said
one angler there hauled in a nearly 9-foot-long lemon
shark one night last week. Other action includes lots of
snook and mackerel under the pier.
Capt. Ray Markham on Flat Back II said he
worked the storm drains off the Island with great suc-
cess with catch-and-release snook. He also caught
Spanish mackerel in lower Tampa Bay to 24 inches,


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the party to her.
She is a native Floridian and a Holmes Beach
habitu6 for much of her life. She is an educator,
retiring as dean of students at Palmetto High
School.
Friends and family originally booked the
party at a Longboat Key restaurant, but the guest
of honor became too ill to go there so they ar-
ranged for dinner to come to her Key Royale
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grandfather, who built an early Gulffront home on
what is now 32nd Street, she recalled.
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range, and small grouper and seabass.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
there are lots of black drum coming in from the cut,
snapper are still thick near the Sunshine Skyway
Bridge piers, redfish are a good bet in Miguel Bay, and
there are some good-size sharks in front of Terra Ceia
Bay, with the best action coming at night.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business out of
Catchers Marina in Holmes Beach said redfish action
has started to improve, with good catches coming to the
boat daily. He's also putting his charters onto lots of
catch-and-release snook, plus lots of mackerel and
snapper.
At Perico Island Bait and Tackle, fishers are re-
porting mangrove snapper along the Intracoastal Wa-
terway, mackerel off the beaches and redfish, trout and
flounder on the seagrass flats just south of the Anna
Maria Bridge.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach out of Catchers said he's catching lots
of redfish, catch-and-release snook and good-size trout.
Capt. Matt Denham out of Catchers said to re-
mind everyone that the new red grouper rules now al-
low only two fish per person per trip. He was still able
to get his charters onto some reds up to 25 pounds, plus
lane and mangrove snapper, gag grouper and a few
dolphin.
Capt. Sam Kimball on Legend charters out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said snapper, banded
rudderfish, barracuda and big triggerfish were his best
bets last week, with most of the action coming in about
80 feet of water.
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Two-handed grouper
Josh Sucec, 12, of Wheaton, Ill., and Holmes Beach,
caught this 20-pound grouper about 30 miles off-
shore while fishing with Capt. Matt Denham. He
caught the big fish using a squirrel fish his dad, Jeff,
caught earlier in the outing.

and-release snook.
On my boat Magic, we are finding redfish starting
to bite, with some fish to 32 inches in size. We also
caught a few mackerel, some small sharks, snapper to
16 inches and trout to 20 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
persons in the picture along with information on the
catch and a name and phone number for more infor-
mation. Snapshots may be retrieved once they appear
in the paper.


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Houseful of friends note 'Capt. Jackie's' 70th


'Capt. Jackie' Sierra
kept at her canalfront home.
A longtime friend, Arlene Byrne of Holmes
Beach, said Ms. Sierra became such a successful
fisher that she responded to fervent pleas and took
"some special people" on fishing trips and became
known as Capt. Jackie.


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stories, and pictures are
welcome at The Islander.
Just give us a call at
778-7978, stop by our
office in the Island
Shopping Center, Holmes
Beach, or e-mail to
news@islander.org.


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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. (941) 778-4523 or 737-0163.

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

BABY CRIB: Like new, never used. Beautiful, con-
temporary design, natural pine. New $700, asking
$200. Please call (941) 778-4553 or (863) 581-3212.

BEDROOM DRESSER from the 1930s. Made by
Kling in Mayfield, N.Y. Good condition, $70. (941)
798-8342.

CAMERAS: MINOLTA XE one with lens, $35; new
X370 in box, $100; Maxuum 7000, used twice, case,
four lenses, $300. (941) 798-8342.

FREE DELIVERY: SEAFOOD to go. Shrimp, crabs,
native fish. Delivered to your door. Call James Lee,
(941) 795-1112 or 704-8421.


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.

BIBLE STUDY Precept on the New Testament
book of Philippians. Monday evenings 7-9pm,
Longboat Key. College-level study, all welcome.
Cost of workbook, $20. Call Milessa, (941) 504-2862
by Aug. 14 to sign up. Starts Sept. 6.

BUTTERFLY PARK BENEFIT: Purchase a person-
alized brick in the Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park.
Two lines, $40. Three lines, $50. Pick up form at The
Islander or call (941) 518-4431 for more information.
Download 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. 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 (941) 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. (941) 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. (941)
779-2733. Closed August.

GARAGE SALE: Saturday, July, 31, 9am-2pm. King
bed, dresser, two La-Z-Boy recliners, two chairs,
dinette set, computer desk, patio furniture, miscel-
laneous. 303 74th St, Holmes Beach.

ESTATE SALE: Thursday, July 29, 9:30am-2pm.
Pickled rattan dinette, etagere, tables, sofa, Henry
Link twin-bed set, twin beds, occasional chairs,
lamps and tables, linens, kitchenware, china, glass
and bric-a-brac. 507 70th St., Holmes Beach.
(Please park on one side of the street only.) Sale
conducted by Palma Sola Appraisals and Sales Inc.,
Ina Baden, president. Numbers given out at 8am.

THREE FAMILY SALE: Saturday 9-3, July 31. Fur-
niture, linens, household miscellaneous. Avenue C
and 23rd Street Bradenton Beach.

GARAGE SALE: Saturday, July 31 8am. Mirrors,
doors, remodel leftovers. 2319 Avenue B,
Bradenton Beach.


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 Re-
triever mix, about 55 pounds, lost Sunday, July 18,
in the Crescent Drive area in Anna Maria. Call
(941) 778-0917.


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


LOST A HEART with compassion and love. If found
return to Daphne.


CRITTER SITTER nine years in pet care. 24 years
as an Island resident. Lots of TLC for your beloved
pets with in-home visits. (941) 778-6000.

ADULT CATS in desperate need of loving homes.
All are current on vaccines. All applicants screened.
Please call (941) 922-0774.


1990 ECONOLINE 150 VAN, cold air conditioning,
has towing package. Ready for travel. Runs great.
$2,000, or best offer. (941) 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, fu-
eling, exercising, detail interior and exterior clean-
ing. (941) 761-3000.

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


EGMONT EXPRESS CHARTERS: Seek out secret
water paradise. Sunsets, back water, Egmont or
custom trips. See dolphins and manatees. Call
(941) 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. (941) 779-9607.
SELL it fast with an ad in The Islander.






TAMPA BAY VIEWS $525,000 -
Enjoy the view and breezes from the
large screened porch. 2BR/2BA in
Anna Maria. Open floor plan.
IB104647
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
IBR/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


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


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Canalfront with dock and 1,424 sq.ft. of living area, 2, 654 sq.ft. un-
der roof. 3BR/2BA, three-car garage home with caged, heated pool
built in 1997 by Quality Builders on a 75-by-100-ft. lot, for sale for
$675,000, fully and gorgeously furnished to the nines.
Doug Dowling Realty
Phone & Fax: (941) 778-1222
E-Mail: dougdowllng@earthlink.net
FT www.dougdowling.com


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CHILD SITTER AND PET SITTER. Eighth-grade
male looking for a job. Available after school and
weekends. Call Zachary, (941) 779-9783.

NEED A CHILD or pet sitter? Call one number andi
get connected to three wonderful sitters! Tiffany,
Kari, Holly. (941) 778-3275 or 779-0793.

BABYSITTER: RED CROSS babysitting and first-
aid certified. Enjoys playing with kids. Call,
Alexandra, (941) 778-5352.

SPENCER'S SKIM SCHOOL for beginners and in-
termediates. Free skimboard use with lessons. $10
per half-hour lesson, three lessons recommended.
Local teen, team competitor. Call (941) 778-0944.

PETSITTER, DOG WALKER, 12-year-old mother's
helper, odd jobs. Call Kendall at (941) 779-9783 or
779-9803.

BABYSITTER WITH EXPERIENCE and CPR li-
cense, 13 years old, friendly and responsible. (941)
778-2469.

TUTORING: Junior high honor student tutors all el-
ementary grades during summer vacation. Hourly,
daily or weekly in mathematics, reading, writing and
science. Read-out-loud available upon request. Call
(941) 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, (941) 747-2495.

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


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, (941) 383-5543.

SALES ASSOCIATES NEEDED, fast paced office
in prime location. No fees, great splits. Call Jesse
or Robin, (941) 778-7244.

PART-TIME MOTHER'S HELPER/nanny for
three young children in northwest Bradenton,
mostly after-school hours, three days per week.
Good health, experience and references required.
Call (941) 518-9973.

RECEPTIONIST/SECRETARY: Full-time for busy
Island office. Good computer, phone and commu-
nication skills required. Fax resume, attention
Ruth, 383-9453.

ACTIVITIES COUNSELOR: Island Community Cen-
ter seeks patient, energetic, fun-loving individual to
create and lead curriculum for children in K-5 after-
school program. Reading and drama specialties
highly desired. Ideal candidate has an elementary
education degree or 40 hours DCL childcare certifica-
tion; CPR/first aid certified. Applicants with a valid
commercial driver's license are encouraged to apply.
For information, qualified candidates should contact
Sara, (941) 778-1908.

JOURNALIST: Part-time reporter sought for city beat and
features writing by The Islander. Must have journalism
education, experience or background relevant to govern-
ment reporting. E-mail resumes to news@ Islander.org,
fax (941) 778-9392 or mail/deliver to office, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.


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

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Meet interesting people
and learn the history of the Island. Anna Maria Is-
land Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria. Call (941) 778-0492.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: TINGLEY Memorial Li-
brary. Duties include checking books in/out,
reshelving, and generally assisting library patrons.
Call Eveann Adams, (941) 779-1208.



MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, cabbage
palms, patio gardens, trimming, clean-up, edgings,
more. Hard-working and responsible. Excellent ref-
erences. Edward (941) 778-3222.

LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Car Service. Serving the Islands. (941) 778-5476.

COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your
computer misbehaving? Certified computer service
and private lessons. Special $30 per hour- free
advice. (941) 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. (941) 778-0944.


ISLANDER CLASSIFIED: The best news in town
and the best results from service advertising!


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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, (941) 778-3620.

NOTARY PUBLIC: Civil marriages and renewal of
wedding vows, sunset beach setting or wherever.
Norman R. Veenstra, (941) 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, (941) 708-6541.
EXPERT CERAMIC TILE installation. Prompt and
reliable service, reasonable rates, excellent refer-
ences. If quality counts, call David, (941) 792-2552.
MAN HANDI "We do it all." Highest quality, guaran-
teed craftsmanship at affordable prices. Call Jerry
Campbell, owner, (941) 539-6374.
CLEANING SERVICE Residential or commercial.
Daily, weekly, bi-weekly, move-ins, move-outs. Ex-
cellent references. Call (941) 750-8366.

MR. BILL'S HOME REPAIR/maintenance service.
Over 30 years experience, self-employed in con-
struction trades. "I'm handy to have around." (941)
779-9666.


MATURE COUPLE for yard and housework, boat
cleaning, home improvements, eldercare and
childcare. References available. Charlene, (941)
708-9222.

TREE SERVICE: Topping, trimming, removals. Palm
trimming. 15 years locally working on Anna Maria. Phil
Brewer, (941) 545-4770 or (941) 778-7790.

NEED INFORMATION off the Internet. No time? No
computer? Let us help! Fast, confidential, afford-
able. Call Websearchers, (941) 794-5477.

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. (941) 761-3000.

HANDYMAN SERVICES Scott Fulton, owner, Is-
land resident. "Get the job done right." Free esti-
mate, many references. (941) 713-1907 cell, (941)
778-5427 home.

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 (941) 778-3996 for more information.


MUSIC LESSONS! Flute, saxophone, clarinet. Begin-
ning to advanced. Contact Koko Ray, (941) 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 per-
sonalized service, call William Eller, (941) 795-7411.
RA005052.
ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional cre-
ates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding!
www.jackelka.com. (941) 778-2711.

NADIA'S EUROSAGE Relaxing, healing massage
in the comfort of your home. Call today for an ap-
pointment, (941) 795-0887. MA#0017550.

SEWING: Get your sewing alterations done fast and
reliably. Hems, zippers, sleeves, waistlines, cush-
ions, etc. Reasonably priced. Call Jenifer Catlin,
(941) 727-5873.

TILE AND MOSAIC custom installation, 20 years
experience. References available. For a reasonable
price call Sebastian, (941) 704-6719.

AUTO DETAILING BY HAND Spotless inside and
out. I can save you time and money. Island resident,
references. For pricing, call (941) 713-5967.

CHECK US OUT AT www.islander.org !


CHECK US OUT AT www.islander.org


Thanks, I'm So Grateful!
"Jon we have certainly enjoyed working with you and
appreciate how easy you made the whole process! "
Chris and Tom Tollette Anna Maria
Thank so much Chris and Tom!
"I am so blessed to have met nice people like you.
It makes my job a pleasure."


EXCLUSIVE WATERFRONT!
Build your dream home on this spectacular one-acre lot in an area
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please call me for a no-obligation
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MARIANNE CORRELL, REALTOR
"- ,. 941.778.6066

THE BIG PICTURE
It's all about real estate!


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


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SALES & RENTALS
419 Pine Ave., Anna Maria FL 34216 PO Box 2150 (941) 778-2291
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only on short block to the aquamarine waters and powdery white beaches of the Gulf of
Mexico! Amenities of this captivating hideaway include an expansive eat-in kitchen with
white glass-front cabinets, white Corian countertops and breakfast bar, and a cozy office
nook, plus an inviting waterside living room with marble fireplace and panoramic water
views. There are richly textured ceilings with recessed lighting and vibrantly painted walls
in cheerful Caribbean colors. Other features include ceramic tiled floors, glass block walk-
in shower, a charming cupola crowned double carport, and a handy circular driveway with
plenty of room for parking. Easy-care oyster shell and mulch landscaping, tropical palms,
and a wonderful boat dock complete the picture perfect! Priced at $990,000 or you may
purchase the lots separately for $495,000 each.
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CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and
commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, land-
scaping, cleanup, hauling and more! Insured.
(941) 778-5294.

ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If
it is broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior
discount. Call (941) 778-2581 or 962-6238.

KARAZ LANDSCAPE Lawn Service. Mulch, clean-
ups, power washing, tree trimming and more. City
of Anna Maria resident. Cell (941) 448-3857.

CLOUD 9 LANDSCAPING: Quality lawn service,
landscape cleanup, plantings, pruning, tree instal-
lation, shell, more. Insured, references, free esti-
mates. (941) 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 (941) 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. (941) 795-2877.

JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call (941) 807-1015.


Advertising works fast in The Islander.




i wanna have Jesse's life! Great opportunity! Be your
own boss! Jesse's Beach Lounge, beer, wine, food.
own boss J -ow overh ead! Partial Gulf view Walk
to beach! Seller motivated bring offers! 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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C all Pat Staebler,
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EXECUTIVE HOME


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. (941) 778-4441.

STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPING. Installations,
clean-ups, pruning, irrigation, trees, edging, rip-rap,
mulch, rock, patios, shell, seawall fill. Reliable and
insured. (941) 727-5066.

SHELL DELIVERED and spread. $35/yard. Hauling:
all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free esti-
mates. Call Larry at (941) 795-7775, "shell phone"
(941) 720-0770.



VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/
exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Dan or Bill, (941) 795-5100.

JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. In-house plan designs. State licensed
and insured. Many Island references. (941) 778-
2993. Lic# CRC 035261.

CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free
estimates, no overtime charges. Now certifying back
flow at water meters. (FL#RF0038118) (941) 778-
3924 or (941) 778-4461.

MORE CLASSIFIEDS equals more readers.





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FABULOUS Key West style home on
pristine Terra Ceia Bay. Observation
deck w/panoramic views of the Skyway
Bridge & Bay. $1,100,000. 748-6300.
Chuck West, 374-3211 or Shell Kelly,
773-4956. 105043


ULTIMATE DIRECT BEACHFRONT
CONDO! Spectacular full Gulf views
from this turnkey furnished 3BR pent-
house w/3 balconies. $1,790,000.
Victoria Horstmann, 748-6300 or 518-
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outdoor areas. Offering hardwood
floors & crown molding. $419,900.
748-6300. Ruth Lawler, 587-4623 or
Dani Lolli, 725-2112. 103967


EXCEPTIONAL RIVERFRONT! 3.5 acre estate w/tennis court, pool, spa & dock.
$3,295,000.748-6300. Kathy Marcinko, 713-1100 or Sandy Drapala, 725-0781.102955
EXCEPTIONAL VIEWS of Warner's East Bayou. Offering a fireplace, workshop, private
dock & davits. $749,900. Jody Shinn, 748-6300 or 705-5704. 100811
GULF FRONT ADULT COMMUNITY CONDO! Furnished 2nd floor, 2BR condo. $625,000.
748-6300. Kathy Marcinko, 713-1100 or Sandy Drapala, 725-0781. 99172
REMODELED 3BR/3BA home on almost 1-acre lot w/caged heated saltwater pool/spa
& possible guesthouse. $540,000. Victoria Horstmann, 748-6300 or 518-1278. 104161
SPECTACULAR LOCATION at Bradenton Country Club golf course. 3BR/2BA remodeled
2500 SF home. $499,000. Kathy Valente, 748-6300 or 685-6767.103708
BEAUTIFUL PANORAMIC VIEWS of Terra Ceia Bay from this top floor 2BR/2BA unit. A
piece of paradise! $310,000. Debbie Capobianco, 748-6300 or 704-2394. 101867
BETTER THAN NEW! Remodeled 2200 SF home across from Bradenton Country Club
w/brick paver circle drive. $309,000. Ruth Lawler, 748-6300 or 587-4623. 101329
NW 3BR/2BA ranch home in excellent condition w/pool, patio & fenced yard. Enjoy the
maintenance free yard. $239,900. Kathy Valente, 748-6300 or 685-6767.103482
MORNINGSIDE 2BR/1BA maintenance-free villa w/no age restrictions. Conveniently lo-
cated to shopping & beaches! $129,000. Patty Brooks, 748-6300 or 545-1194.105057


INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. 35-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at
(941) 778-1730.

OVER THIRTY YEARS craftsman experience. Inte-
rior, exterior, doors, stairs, windows and trim. Dan
Michael, master carpenter. Call (941) 778-6898 or
cell, (941) 518-3316.

TILE TILE TILE. All variations of ceramic tile supplied
and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt, reliable,
many Island references. Call Neil, (941) 726-3077.

ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodel-
ing, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens,
baths. Free estimates. Lic#CGC061519,
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CUSTOM RENOVATION/RESTORATION expert.
All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. In-
sured. Member of Better Business Bureau. Paul
Beauregard, (941) 779-2294.

KEN & TINA DBA Griffin's Home Improvements Inc.
Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets
and shutters. Insured and licensed, (941) 748-4711.

TILE, CARPET, LAMINATE supplied and installed.
Why pay retail? Island resident, many references.
Free estimates, prompt service. Steve Allen Floor
Coverings. (941) 792-1367, or 726-1802.


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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.

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4BR/2BA great family I d schools, ce-
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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
closets, Jacuzzi tub. Carport and heated pool.
$359,900.
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 Wa-
terway. Large master suite, charming airy family
room opens onto caged pool and Jacuzzi. Barrel-
tile roof. Turnkey furnished. $779,000.

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From $700 / month
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MORENO MARBLE & TILE Installation and resto-
ration. Quality work. Over 20 years experience. In-
sured. Call Javier at (941) 685-5163 or 795-6615.

HANDYMAN SERVICE: Bill MacCaughern. Re-
pairs, renovations, kitchens, bathrooms, decks.
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SUMMER, AUTUMN, WINTER rentals available
weekly, monthly, seasonal. Wedebrock Real Estate
Co., (941) 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, (941) 778-2374.

VACATION & SEASONAL Private beach. Units are
complete. Rates seasonally adjusted. $425-$975/
week, $975-$2,975/month. (800) 977-0803 or (941)
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 reno-
vated and furnished. New washer/dryer, micro-
wave. Three-minute walk to beach. Off season,
$500/week, $1,500/month. Season, $800/week,
$2,000/month. Call Ron, (941) 795-2656.

VACATION RENTAL: 1 BR/1BA duplex, three short
blocks to beach. Phone, premium cable TV, micro-
wave, washer/dryer, sleeps four. $1,800/month,
$550/week. Call (941) 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., (941) 778-3377, or Sharon (941)
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 dis-
tance to shopping and restaurants in downtown
Holmes Beach. Includes phone, premium cable,
microwave, washer/dryer. Small pets OK. Available
now and accepting reservations for 2005. Winter
rates: $1,700/month, $550/week; summer rates:
$500/week. E-mail: aalmengual@msn.com or call
(941) 807-5626.

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

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

ANNA MARIA BAYSIDE cottage across the beach
from the city pier. 2BR/1BA. Summertime rates,
weekly or monthly. Pet friendly. (941) 778-0542.


POOL HOME AVAILABLE for vacation let. Near
Holmes Beach, 3BR/2BA with all amenities. Please
contact, (941) 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. (941) 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, $775/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. SunCoast Real Estate, (941) 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,
ceramic floors, oak stairs, greatroom with fireplace,
French doors, 2,000 sf living area and large
screened deck. (941) 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, (941) 794-9921
or 773-6581.

ANNUAL BRADENTON BEACH 2BR/2BA el-
evated 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. Nonsmoking, no pets, first, last, secu-
rity. $900/month. Also, 2BR/2BA, $775/month.
(941) 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 (941) 778-0777 or 545-9591.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/1BA unfurnished apart-
ment available July 15. Secluded waterfront, non-
smoking apartment with boat dockage on the north
end of Anna Maria. First, last security required.
$1,000/month includes water, cable, and garbage.
(941) 778-5445.

ANNUAL DUPLEXES: 2BR/2BA Florida room, car-
port, $950/month; 2BR/1BA carport, $850/month;
2BR/2BA, $750/month. 1BR/1BA, $600/month.
Dolores M. Baker Realty, (941) 778-7500.

BAYFRONT ANNUAL 1 BR/1 BA. 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/1BA duplex with carport, private en-
trance, 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 discount. (941) 779-0215.

HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL large 2BR/2BA, close
to beach. Laundry, porch. First, last security. $950/
month, plus electric. (585) 473-9361.


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with washer/dryer, cable, phone. Nicely furnished.
Ground-floor and private. Phone (352) 267-9187, or
e-mail hideawaycove@earthlink.net.
VACATION RENTAL: Charming fully furnished
1 BR/1 BA, just across from white sandy beach. Call
(941) 809-3714.
NEWLY RENOVATED 2BR/1 BA duplex near the
Anna Maria Island Community Center with private
backyard, washer/dryer hook-up. $900/month First,
last, security. Call (941) 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, (941) 756-1090.
WALK TO BEACH, 3BR/2BA in Holmes Beach,
large garage, new carpet, ceiling fans, freshly
painted, on cul-de-sac, $995/month. (941) 713-
6743.
WATERFRONT PALMA SOLA 2BR/2BA
townhouse. Pool, boat dock. Vacation now! $450/
week. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.
VACATION RENTAL: Holmes Beach canalfront.
2BR/2BA fully furnished. Garage, laundry, dock,
many extras. $750/week, $2,000/month. Call (813)
286-9814.
BRADENTON BEACH: 1BR apartment unfur-
nished, utilities included, $700/month. Sandpiper
Mobile Resort, age 55-plus community. No Pets.
(941) 778-1140.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 3BR/2BA, gorgeous pool home
with hot tub, close to beach with boat slip. $1,800/
month. Call Deborah Thrasher, (941) 518-7738,
Keller Williams Realty. E-mail:
DebMThra5n@ (aol.com.

HOUSE TO SHARE Northwest Bradenton. Quiet
neighborhood, nonsmoking, no pets. $425/month
plus half the electric. (941) 746-9455.
ANNUAL CORTEZ 1 BR. Carport, attached storage
with washer/dryer hookup, near boat ramp. $600/
month. Call (941) 778-2710, after 10am.
SEASIDE GARDENS: Spotless unfurnished 2BR/
1BA villa. Beautiful waterfront with 25-foot boat
dock, two blocks to beach. Annual, $1,050/month.
Available Sept. 1. (407) 898-6996, e-mail:
mds2@bellsouth.net.
ANNUAL ISLAND RENTALS: 1BR/1BA duplex,
close to beach. Also, remodeled 2BR/1 BA duplex.
Very nice, convenient location. Smith Realtors,
(941) 778-0770.
ANNUAL GROUND-LEVEL duplex, Holmes
Beach, 2BR/1BA. Lanai, unfurnished, steps to
beach. $900/month includes hot water. First, last
and security. Nonsmoking, no pets. Available Sept.
1. (941) 778-7665.


ANNUAL 2BR/2BA elevated duplex $800/month.
New paint and carpet. Large covered deck. Over-
sized storage room downstairs. Call Island Real
Estate for great move-in specials, (941) 778-6066.

MARTINIQUE NORTH Gulffront condo. Gulf and
bay views. January and/or February. $3,500/month.
(941) 761-4153.
ANNUAL RENTALS: 2BR/2BA Gulfview apartment,
$1,450/month includes all utilities. Call Betsy Hills
Real Estate, P.A., at (941) 778-2291 or e-mail:
Jason @ betsyhills.com.
ANNUAL 1 BR/1 BA apartment short block to beach.
Furnished or unfurnished, includes utilities and
cable. $700/month, $350 security. (941) 778-8536.
HAWTHORN PARK: Northwest Bradenton luxury
4BR/3BA two-car garage home for rent. See details
at http://home.earthlink.net/-sarah-designs/ or
phone (941) 778-2113.
PANORAMIC GULF VIEW: Annual 3BR/2BA ex-
ecutive home directly across from the beach. Com-
pletely renovated. French-doors, exquisite master
suite, deck, garage, additional parking. $1,900/
month. First and last security. (941) 778-8470.
HOLMES BEACH: Unique 1BR furnished efficiency,
steps to the beach. All utilities included except
phone. Pets are welcome. Annual. $700/month.
(941) 224-5664.
ANNUAL GORGEOUS Playa Encantada
Beachfront 2BR/2BA in Holmes Beach. Fully fur-
nished all amenities, carport, storage, heated pool,
Jacuzzi and tennis. (941) 778-5902.
HOUSE FOR RENT: 3BR/2BA, one block to Gulf.
Private fenced back yard with pool and spa. Call
(941) 756-0132.
FURNISHED UPDATED 1BR/1BA. Clean. No pets,
nonsmoking. $600/month. First, last and security.
Mature person preferred-778-6511.
HUGE 1 BR/1.5BA for rent in Holmes Beach. Every-
thing new and nice with pool! Includes all utilities.
$900/month. (941) 778-4675.
SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals.
1BR/1BA or 2BR/1BA with pool. Walk to beach,
shopping and restaurants. (941) 778-3875. Web
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beaches, tropical setting and carefree living. Two
brand new quality built homes with spacious floor
plans and many upgrades starting at $638,500 and
three homesites starting at $240,000. Call Tina
Rudek or Mike Migone of Wedebrock Real Estate,
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HARBOUR LANDINGS: Lot and dock. Beautiful 12,100
sq.ft. homesite offered by owner/Realtor. Gated commu-
nity in Cortez. $287,500 includes dock for boat up to 35-
feet Longview Realty, (941) 383-6112, or George Noble,
(941) 6$5-3372.

THE SEA OATS Bradenton Beach. Townhouses and vil-
las for sale at pre-construction prices. Contact Jane or Dave
Guy, (941) 284-5469 or 284-5461.

VILLAGE GREEN: 4BR/2BA great family home. Ceramic
tile, split plan, lanai, fenced yard, beautiful landscaping,
two-car garage. Call Helen White, SunCoast Real Es-
tate, (941) 779-0202.
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. (941) 782-1130 or (941) 224-3710.

730 HOLLY, north end, near Gulf beach, fireplace,
screened porch, sundeck, room for pool. 2BR/2BA.
$496,000. (941) 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.


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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



'- BAYFRONT LOT- 100-foot
frontage, full view ot Tapa
^ J_. 4, Bay, cleared, pamrially filled,
222 feet deep. Zoned RI.
'. Offered at $2.5 million. Please
call Michel Cerene, Broker,
778-0777, or 545-9591 eves,
or Mike Carleton 737-0915.



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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 (941) 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, (941) 756-1090.
HOLMES BEACH tropical paradise. Two fully furnished
2BR/2BA attached homes. Lush landscaped pools and
Jacuzzi. Outdoor kitchen dining and living room. Owner/
Broker, (941) 778-4441.
SUNBOW BAY UNIT 2BR/2BA, partially furnished,
bayside with pool and tennis. Offered at $269,900. Call
Deborah Thrasher, Keller Williams Realty, (941) 518-
7738. E-mail: DebMThrash@aol.com.
LONGBOAT KEY 55-plus community-owned mobile home
park. Steps to private Gulf and bay (marina). 2BR. Com-
pletely remodeled and furnished. Must see. Will not last.
Asking $129,900. (941) 383-0096.
2BR/2BA CONDO overlooking bay. Furnished, up-
graded, new appliances. Active, friendly community.
Pool, tennis, shuffleboard, boating with assigned docks
on sailboat canal. $262,900. (941) 792-6321.

WANTED REAL ESTATE on the Island, elevated du-
plex, maximum $350,000. Call (941) 447-4507.


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.
1 BR/1 BA, 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 GULFFRONT 1 BR/1 BA, elevator,
heated pool, storage. $450,000.
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BEACHFRONT 3BR/2BA home, tastefully decorated.
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PERICO BAY CLUB. Specialist advises no properties for
sale today so please call me today to get on the list of
first available for Perico Bay Club condos. Marilyn
Trevethan, Realtor. Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066,
or home 792-8477.

OPEN HOUSE: Sandpiper resort co-op, 2601 Gulf Drive
N., Monday through Friday, 9am to 1pm. 55-plus resi-
dent-owned community co-op. Shares available. (941)
778-1140.
RUNAWAY BAY CONDO: 1BR/1BA quiet, private, up-
per. Outstanding view of fountains and length of lagoon
to pool. Beautifully turnkey furnished. All new carpet and
tile. Updated kitchen and bath. New water heater and
Trane air conditioner. Great Island condo on bay and
across from Gulf. On-site management. $279,000. Call
(260) 432-9856.

HOLMES BEACH tropical canalfront home. 3BR/3BA,
2,100 sf. Pool, dock, 10K boat lift. Updated. By Owner
$749,900. (941) 730-1086. Also for rent, $1,950/month.

REAL ESTATE INVESTORS: 100 percent financing,
short/long term, IRA/1031 approved, many programs/
areas available. (941) 953-9115.

BY OWNER: 1 BR, ground-floor villa, steps to boat ramp.
Custom kitchen and bath, all new interior. Privacy deck
and yard. $297,500. (941) 778-0597.

OPEN HOUSE Sunday, Aug. 1, 1-3pm. 504 75th St.,
Holmes Beach. Cute, cozy and charming canal home.
Boyd Realty, (941) 778-8388.


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WEST OF GULF DRIVE Duplex on corner lot, two-car ga-
rage, two carports, screened lanai, lots of decks, over 3,900
sf. under roof. 150 steps to beach access. 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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Sj^Blf-Bay Realty
of Anna Maria Inc.
U778-7244



THIS BEAUTIFUL DUPLEX
is only steps from the beach
.4l l n U and bay! Enjoy island life
~ from your screened
---. balconies or from inside of
each 2BR/2BA unit. Step
M i through French doors to
your private patio or play
:r.:.Iu:t in he r,.-. .a. 3r. j bulIt in 2001 this property is
very low maintenance. Offered at $644,900.


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SO X 100 LOT. Awesome
views possible when you
build your dream home or
duplex. Just across the
street from the beach.
Asking $399,000.


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.


S THIS 2BR HOME is just steps
From the beach and on the
S 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.
,ll, under air and 4,800 sf.
I. 4 including garages and
W I storage.Two 2BR/2BA
~ beautifully turn-key furnished

_, .. and recently remodeled.
Entrances on two separate streets afford extra privacy, while both units
have palm-shaded decks overlooking the garden. Room for a pool
surrounded by lush tropical landscaping. $729,000.

9 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.


LARGE HOME/DUPLEX Bet-
.- .. 1. ter than a house! 4BR/3BA
with a pool! Front unit is 3BR/
H 2BA with an oversized single-
car garage. Rear unit has been
'* ^ "--" ". ....:.. totally renovated and is a very
large BR/ 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 90x1 00 lot zoned R-2. Offered at $559,900.
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PRIME BUILDING LOT 75-
by-106. Build your dream
home for glimpses of the
Gulf, endless possibilities.
Offered at $399,000.


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


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(941) 779-2800 Fax (941) 778-9382 800-544-2164
h.soto@vacationet.com


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.


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.


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.




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TWIN HOMES sold together, zoned condo. Share
large pool. Beautiful 3BR/2BA each, large garages,
turnkey furnished. Great rental history. One house
from the beach.





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








MOTEL GULFFRONT
Mom and pop motel with pool. Directly on the
beach Remodeled.
100+ Gulffront rental units with hun-
dreds more just steps from the beach.

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R ealty INC 941-778-f
3101 GULF DRIVE HOLMES BEACH
www.mikenormanrealty.com


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DUPLEX WEST of Gulf Drive and
steps to the Gulf beaches. Ground
level 3BR/2BA unit with fireplace
and carport and 2BR/1BA unit
both furnished and in rental pro-
gram. Great investment property.
$739,000. MLS#105026.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Martinique North #101..... $559,000

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

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

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

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

631 Foxworth Lane ....... $1,475,000

2500 N. Gulf Dr. (Duplex).. $2,600,000

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

514 71st St. ................... $629,900

Waters Edge #110S ......... $749,900

623 Foxworth Ln. ........... $689,000




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

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

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

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

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

411 Spring Ave................ $565,000

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

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

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

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

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

4002 6th Ave. New ........ $699,000

312 Hardin Ave. (Duplex) .. $459,000

110 81st St. (Duplex) ......... $739,000
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Business Opportunity .... $2,490,000

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YOU SEE NOW?
By Randolph Ross / Edited by W


Across
1 Gambit
7 Kind of day
14 Fix permanently
20 Emphatic yes
21 Heir, in legal terminology
22 The way things stand
now
23 Recommendation for a
chronically absent
employee?
26 Sham
27 Volkswagen model
28 Photo lab abbr.
29 Goes out
30 MSN competitor
31 Solo
36 Recommendation for a
dishonest employee?
45 Spiral-horned antelope
46 Fair-hiring letters
47 Actor Tognazzi of 1978's
"La Cage aux Folles"
48 Passing concerns?: Abbr.
49 Early sixth-century date
50 Keys who won five
Grammys for her debut
album
52 Showy flower
55 Records
56 Like some ears
57 Polite denial
59 Adroit
62 Tram loads
63 Recommendation for an
employee who stole petty
cash?
69 Wallop
70 White or Red follower
71 Stately stand
72 Recommendation for an
employee guilty of sexual
harassment?
82 Son of Seth
83 Gin flavoring
84 Extinguish
85 Family-friendly card
game


86 Memo opener
87 Dirty
90 Buffet warmer
93 Orbit, for example
94 mind
97 Chinese "way"
98 Computer key
100 Dairy pitcher?
101 Recommendation for an
employee who was
chronically drunk?
106 Set upon
107 Tee off
108 Incentivize
111 Letters at sea
112 Dark area
115 N.Y.C. cultural
attraction
119 All-purpose ambiguous
job recommendation
125 Not inclined
126 Mercury, for one
127 Power in old movies
128 Least
129 Lives
130 Silences

Down
1 Short row
2 Top 5 song by
Sarah McLachlan
3 Bop
4 "The washday miracle"
sloganeer, once
5 Notorious Amin
6 Flimflam
7 Thai currency
8 Settled
9 Minolta digital camera
10 Fell
11 Santa__winds
12 Plural suffix
13 Abrogate
14 Family of five, say
15 Saskatoon-to-Winnipeg
dir.
16 Storage problem
17 Decorative needle case


Vill Shortz

18 "Good one!"
19 Expresses disapproval
24 Moisturizing lotion
25 Empty, as an
apartment
30 "_ quote..
32 Egg
33 "We cannot all be
masters, nor all
masters / Cannot be
truly followed" speaker
34 Some low-risk
investments, briefly
35 Some Windows
systems
36 Moor
37 "Dallas" matriarch
38 Good-hearted soul
39 Dad's bro
40 Collar attachment
41 Ancient region
bordering the Aegean
42 Targets of baking soda
43 Double star in Orion
44 Affectionate, slangily
51 Robes may touch
them
53 Surrealist Max
54 Specialty shoe width
55 Miserable
58 Having eight pins, as
an electrical connec-
tion
60 Lets go
61 Marks in Spanish
class
64 Really big
65 Key preposition
66 Muck
67 Radiate
68 Fed. money overseer
72 Ponder
73 Opposite of get-up-
and-go
74 Computer network
menaces
75 CNN's Dobbs
76 Soup choice


77 Raccoon relative
78 Spicy cuisine
79 Novelist Fannie
80 Certain navel
81 Responded to a
cattle call
88 Start fishing
89 Leaf feature
91 Like some patio
furniture
92 Two-time U.S. Open
champ
94 Gives the nod
95 Trawling gear


96 The Cradle of Texas
Liberty
99 Saloon floozie,
slangily
102 He declined the 1964
Literature Nobel
103 Brilliance
104 Brought out
105 Spirit
108 Went from bank to
bank?
109 Smooth over
110 Not-so-straight
shooter?


Barn locks?
Some lunch orders
Nonunion employees:
Abbr.
"Oops!"
Greedy cry
Treasonous Aldrich
Curve shape
It's surrounded by eau
Mayo, por ejemplo
Record label inits.
Manhattan sch.


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2217 GULF DR. N.

BRADENTON BEACH

(941) 778-2246

(800) 211-2323


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


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


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 Stanrett, 778-2246. #100095. $1,899,000





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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


RIVERFRONT COMMUNITY with pool, tennis,
clubhouse, fishing dock. Top quality construction
custom home by Divald USA Inc. with 25 years
of experience. Features: tile roof, granite
countertops, 10 foot tray ceilings, hardwood or
ceramic floors. Pre-construction Becky Smith or
Elfi Starrett, 778-2246. #99266. $478,000.










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


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











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


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