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Skimming the news ... Hatchling turtles die at human hands ... see page 2.


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Volume 12, No. 39 Aug. 4, 2004 FREE


Anna Maria budget planners sing country blues


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Country-and-western singer Jerry Reed once sang
that in his divorce, "She got the gold mine, I got the
shaft."
Budget planners in Anna Maria might be wonder-
ing if they got the shaft from the Manatee County Prop-
erty Appraiser's Office when the latest property values
for Island cities were released recently.
That's because property values in Anna Maria only
rose 13 percent from last year's figures, while Holmes
Beach property values jumped 19.5 percent and
Bradenton Beach climbed 22 percent.
The rise in property values directly affects city rev-


Remark about

mayor's 'consort':

out of order
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
On every published agenda for any city commis-
sion meeting in Anna Maria or any Island city, the
Pledge of Public Conduct is printed.
The pledge reads: "We may disagree, but we will
be respectful of one another. We will direct all com-
ments to the issues. We will avoid personal attacks."
When Anna Maria resident Diane Canniff spoke at
the July 28 commission meeting opposing the appoint-
ment of capital improvements advisory committee
member Chuck White by Mayor SueLynn as a volun-
teer to provide oversight of the city hall remodeling
project, she said it was for reasons other than his being
the mayor's "consort."
That brought the normally placid SueLynn out of
her chair to forcefully object that Canniff's remarks
were totally off base.
"I take exception," said an angry mayor. "That is
out of order and uncalled for."
Commission Chairperson John Quam agreed and
gaveled Canniff out of order.
When Canniff continued that White had misin-
formed the city on a tax issue, Quam asked how that
was related to the appointment. White is not being paid,
is serving as a volunteer and has no authority to make
any changes to the remodeling plan.
Commissioners then agreed that White's appoint-
ment was an administrative matter and should never
have been on the consent agenda.
The city's "point man" to oversee the remodeling
project will be Building Official Kevin Donohue.
CIAC Chairman Larry Albert was the mayor's first
choice for oversight duty from the CIAC, but because
he is unavailable in August, the selection went to
White, who will only make "suggestions" to Donohue.
White and SueLynn share a home in Anna Maria.

... and with 'all due respect'
In a followup letter to Mayor SueLynn July 29,
Canniff said she used the term "mayor consort" with "all
due respect," noting that the American Heritage Dictio-
nary defines consort as a "husband or wife, especially the
spouse of a monarch; a companion or partner."
She asked that the mayor call her to discuss the
matter further. "Please know that I remain supportive
of your work in many of the actions you have taken on
behalf of the city," Canniff concluded.


enues from ad valorem taxes.
With just a 13 percent rise in revenues, Anna Maria
is considering a "bare bones" budget based on the cur-
rent 2.0 millage rate while Holmes Beach and
Bradenton Beach both have a surplus of revenue for
needed projects, improvements and costs, and aren't
even considering increasing the millage rate.
A 20 percent increase in property values in Anna
Maria would have added approximately $87,000 to
anticipated ad valorem revenues in the city, enough to
finance some capital improvement projects or put a
new roof on city hall.
Why the gold mine in Holmes Beach and
Bradenton Beach, and the "shaft" in Anna Maria?


Don't know, said Anna Maria City Treasurer
Diane Percycoe. "We just have to accept the figures the
county gives us," she said.
There's actually a pretty good reason, said Dale
Friedle of the MCPA office.
In Anna Maria, about 50 percent of the houses are
homesteaded and property taxes can't go up more than
3 percent in any tax year. For 2003-04, the taxes on
those homes only went up 1.8 percent, he said.
Not so in Holmes Beach, where.only 11 percent of
the housing units are homesteaded. "Plus, they have a
very large commercial district," he added.
PLEASE SEE TAX, PAGE 3


'Top Notch' grand prize winner, top dog, er, frog
Mary Ann Bozzetti of Bradenton saw her prince hiding in a hand of bananas, and the photo has captured the
grand prize in The Islander's eight-week-long Top Notch photo contest. Titled "My Prince" by Bozzetti, the
photo has earned her $100 from The Islander, a gift certificate from Mister Robert's Resortwear and and a
dining certificate for Ooh La La! Bistro. Runners-up, including some deserving snapshots that just didn't
quite make it to be winners, will be featured in next week's edition of The Islander.



Holmes Beach man survives


23,000-volt electrocution


Greg LaPensee may have used up yet another of
his nine lives.
He apparently escaped life-threatening injury
Thursday when he survived electrocution from an un-
derground Florida Power & Light power line at a wa-
ter main repair site near Westbay Cove on Manatee
Avenue West. LaPensee, 22, was working for
LaPensee Plumbing of Holmes Beach at the site when
the incident took place.
According to the report from West Manatee Fire &
Rescue, the incident took place around 10:59 a.m.
Thursday, July 29. EMS and WMFR personnel arrived
at 600 Manatee Ave. W. to find LaPensee still con-
scious, but suffering from an electrical burn. The report


states that the estimated current that struck him was
about 23,000 volts.
An off-duty Sarasota paramedic was reportedly at
the site when the incident took place and provided im-
medi:tte assistance to LaPensee. An FPL serviceman
was also reportedly at the location providing inforina-
tion on underground FPL lines in the area when the
accident occurred.
LaPensee was taken by Bayflite helicopter from
the Kingfish Boat Ramp to the burn unit at Tampa Gen-
PLEASE SEE ELECTROCUTION, PAGE 3
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PAGE 2 M AUG. 4, 2004 0 THE ISLANDER


Human 'aid,' intervention kills baby turtles


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
At least 20, and probably 50, sea turtle hatchlings
died Tuesday morning when a beachgoer apparently
tried to help by setting free a batch of just hatched sea
turtles.
The first tragedy of the 2004 nesting season oc-
curred at about 17th Street in Bradenton Beach, said
Glenn Wiseman, when someone opened the cage that
surrounded the nest for the baby loggerheads' protec-
tion.
They naturally headed out, he said, many of them
toward lights near the La Costa condominiums but
the offending lights were not at the condos, Wiseman
emphasized but were apparently seen through the
open parking lot under the condos and into the street.
Wiseman and other Turtle Watch volunteers
counted 20 of the hatchlings squashed by passing cars
on the pavement. They found 23 still alive and one still
in the nest, and got them to the safety of the Gulf. There
are still 35 missing, Wiseman said. He is filling in for
vacationing Suzi Fox, head of the local Turtle Watch
and holder of the state's marine turtle preservation per-
mit for Anna Maria Island.
They don't know the location of the light that at-
tracted the hatchlings away from the Gulf, he said, for
rain had washed out the usual telltale trails the
hatchlings left. Hatchlings instinctively head for light,
for millennia the sparkle of the sea but now manmade
lights distract them upland.
Turtle Watch volunteers put cages over nests that
have exposed lights nearby, to keep hatchlings from
straying until the volunteers can move them to the Gulf.
Wiseman warned that tampering with the cages or the
nests in any way can be fatal to the turtles.
Tampering with turtle nests and/or hatchlings is a
federal and state offense, and can carry hefty fines.
The calamity came on the heels of word that the
rate of successful hatching of sea turtle eggs so far this
year on the Island's beaches had been "far above" last
year's. Wiseman said that until the event of Tuesday
morning, Aug. 3, eight nests had hatched and more than


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90 percent of the eggs in the nests had produced
hatchlings that made it safely into the Gulf of Mexico.
"That is way higher than last year," he said. "It's
a relief." Turtle Watch volunteers have been nervous
about everything to do with their charges since it be-
came evident that the Island would have about half a
many nests as in previous years.
Trained volunteers dig up each hatched nest to
count the eggs that have produced babies and to make
sure no infant turtles remain hung up in the nest.
One new nest was observed on the Island over the
weekend, bringing the total to the low 90s.


Tests of the renourished beaches continue, mean-
while. Wiseman said there are eight test sites along the
beach where the sand is being checked for oxygen lev-
els, and they are staked off to protect them from inci-
dental interference.
The proper oxygen level is necessary in the sand
for turtle eggs to flourish, he said. "If there's not
enough oxygen, the eggs suffocate." The tests are part
of a statewide program.
Details on turtle matters may be obtained at the
organization's education center at 107 N. Seventh St.,
Bradenton Beach, or phone 778-1435.


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Tragic end,
turtle squash
Anna Maria Island
Turtle Watch volun-
teers were disap-
pointed to learn their
effort to protect a
loggerhead nest
failed. Volunteer
Glenn Wiseman,
holding a hatchling
that was flattened on
the road, surmized
that someone re-
moved the cage
covering the nest
when they saw the
hatchlings had
surfaced. The nest
had been caged to
avoid what became
inevitable the
hatchlings headed for
lights on Gulf Drive
rather than the
sparkle of the Gulf
waters. Islander
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THE ISLANDER 0 AUG. 4, 2004 M PAGE 3


Anna Maria faces lawsuit after rejecting site plan


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria's recently adopted site plan review
procedures were supposed to simplify submission, re-
view and approval of major and minor building
projects in the city.
If that's the case, the city may have itself an expen-
sive and not-so-simple process because the very first
site plan review will now be tested in court.
"Without a doubt we're going to court," said attor-
ney Matt Taylor after the city commission Aug. 2 de-
nied a preliminary site plan application by Nikki and
Robert Hunt for a three-story residential-office-retail
building at 303 Pine Avenue.
The vote was 3-2 with Commissioners Linda
Cramer, Carol Ann Magill and Dale Woodland voting
for denial while Commission Chairperson John Quam
and Commissioner Duke Miller favored the plan.
The denial came despite an opinion by City Attor-
ney Jim Dye that the site plan was legal under the city's
comprehensive plan and accompanying code, a unani-
mous recommendation for approval from the planning
and zoning board, and recommendations for approval
from city engineers Baskerville-Donovan Inc., plan-
ning consultant Joel Freedman, and Building Official
Kevin Donohue.
"I can't believe they denied this," said Taylor. "We
met everything the code and comp plan said we could
build. We anticipate filing our lawsuit almost immedi-
ately, certainly within the next two weeks."
Taylor maintained throughout the two-and-a-half
hour public hearing that the city's land development
code does not state that an ROR residence could "only"
be built on the second floor of the unit, just that it had


to be above the ground floor, which can only contain
commercial units. The comp plan says nothing about
a third floor residence, and that the city's ROR code
amended in 1996 also does not deny a third floor of
residence for an ROR unit, he said.
It doesn't matter what the intent of the 1989 com-
prehensive plan was, noted Taylor. Restrictive lan-
guage was not put in the plan, he said, and commission-
ers should base their decision solely on the evidence
presented, not what the intent was in 1989.
But Magill, Woodland and Cramer weren't swayed
by that argument, and it soon became obvious from the
discussion they were going to vote to deny the application.
"I think it's clear regarding the intent" of the com-
prehensive plan, said Cramer, and "I don't have a prob-
lem with my interpretation."
"It's the job of the city commission to interpret the
code, regardless of the opinion others have," said
Woodland. "That's our job and responsibility."
Magill, Woodland and Cramer agreed that the in-
tent of the comprehensive plan was to limit ROR build-
ings to just two floors, but Taylor again claimed that
commissioners shouldn't make their decision on intent,
just what the code and comprehensive plan state.
"The hang-up is that people are reading the com-
prehensive plan and code as saying 'only,' but that's
dangerous," Taylor said. "That's just not there."
Quam and Miller also agreed they knew that the
intent was to limit ROR buildings to just two stories,
but because there was no restricting language, they
sided with the Hunts.
The Hunts had proposed two ground floor com-
mercial units with half of the second floor devoted to
their own residence and the other half for commercial


Skinny down
Two northbound lanes of Marina Drive along the Holmes Beach city basin are closed for seawall and
sidewalk repairs this week and should remain so for approximately three-to four weeks, according to
Holmes Beach Police Lf.'Dale Stephenson. Two-way traffic will share the southbound side of the road and all
business access remains open in the area from Gulf Drive to 56th Street. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy


Electrocution narrowly averted
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

eral Hospital. He was released from the hospital Friday
evening, July 30.
LaPensee should consider himself "real lucky,"
said one witness to the incident, who asked not to be
identified. "He was working in a ditch about 7 feet deep
and the electric shock knocked him out of the ditch and
back about 10 feet."
Manatee-area FPL spokesperson Don Sayer re-
ferred all inquiries on the accident to FPL corporate
headquarters in Miami, although The Islander had no
response to messages left there.
According to Greg's father Mike, owner of
LaPensee Plumbing, Greg has had two other incidents
with electric shock.
And tij.s latest incident was not G 9g's firsp.edi-
cal flight to a hospital.
In September 2000, a Cobra Mustang driven by
Greg went out of control and over the rail of the
Anna Maria Island Bridge at approximately 1 a.m.
LaPensee spent nearly five hours in the water and
survived that accident with internal injuries. The car
was submerged at the bottom of Anna Maria Sound,
northwest of the bridge tender building. He swami
from piling to piling until he reached shore near 6
a.m. and told the bridge tender of the accident. He
was taken by Bayflite to Bayfront Medical Center in
St. Petersburg.


Tax bills spike, dip by city
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1


The average tax bill for non-homesteaded condo-
miniums and commercial properties increased any-
where from 15 to 25 percent or more on Anna Maria
Island, Friedle said. Unfortunately, Anna Maria has no
condominiums and only a small commercial district.
In Bradenton Beach, less than 10 percent of the
residences are homestead properties and a number of
expensive condominium units were recently added to
the tax rolls in that city. The city added $12 million
worth of condominiums alone to its tax rolls for the
coming fiscal year, Friedle said.
But increased revenues for Anna Maria could be on
the way by the 2005-06 budget.
Steve Noriega of the Villa Rosa subdivision project
on South Bay loulevierdsaid he anticipates cQipetiot .
of the on-site model home by December 2004.
With an estimated price tag of $2 million, that
house alone would add $4,000 in tax revenues to the
city treasury.
Noriega plans to build 16 other houses in Villa
Rosa, all in the $1.5 million to $2.5 million range. At
an average appraised value of $2 million, those 17
houses in Villa Rosa would produce $68,000 in annual
tax revenues for the city. The building permit costs for
those houses would also be revenue for the city.


space. The entire third floor would take up the remain-
der of their home, and the site plan fell within the city's
37-foot height restriction. Their original application
was based on an interpretation from Donohue, who has
since been instructed by the mayor and commission not
to give opinions.
The Hunts appear to have had bad timing in the
purchase of the property last November.
Within a month, Anna Maria adopted a building
moratorium while new site plan review procedures
were being developed by the P&Z board. When those
measures were adopted by the commission in late
March 2004, the moratorium was lifted and the Hunts
were the first to apply under the new procedures.
Problems with the new procedures, including the
second site plan application which was submitted for
the Waterfront Restaurant (see separate story), have
prompted P&Z Board vice-chairman Charles Canniff
to suggest a meeting among the P&Z board, city com-
mission, city attorney and building official to iron out
problems before more problems develop.
That proposed meeting might be a moot point. The
new site plan review procedures will now be tested in
court rather than in commission chambers.


Meetings


Anna Maria City
Aug. 10, 6 p.m., ad hoc committee on comprehensive
plan meeting.
Aug. 11, 6:45 p.m., Environmental Education and En-
hancement Committee meeting.
Aug. 12, 9 a.m., ad hoc committee meeting on compre-
hensive plan.
Aug. 12, 7 p.m., city commission work session.
Anna Maria City Hall, temporarily at Island Baptist
Church, 8605 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. City com-
mission and planning and zoning board meetings to be
held at Holmes Beach City Hall.
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
Aug. 4, 4 p.m., city commission budget work session.
Aug. 5, 5 p.m., city commission work session on emer-
gency management procedures.
Aug. 5, 7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda:
Public comment, legislative update by State Rep. Bill
Galvano, first reading and public hearing on fence and
pool ordinance, first reading and public hearing on
major development ordinance, resolution on mediation
of Perico Island lawsuit, update on Sandcastle Condo-
miniums, update on Capri Resort, update on Fourth
Street South, legal updates, interlocal agreement dis-
cussion on Coquina Trail multi-use path, ballot issue
discussion, pier update, building official update, sani-
tation truck purchase discussion, Tingley Memorial
Library railing-step repair discussion, volleyball spe-
cial event application, skimboard contest special event
application, building official invoice discussion, city
attorney invoice discussion, audit report discussion,
consent agenda, commission reports and calendar
scheduling.
Aug. 9, 4 p.m., special city commission meeting on
building official applicant.
Aug. 9, 5:30 p.m., special city commission meeting.
Aug. 10, 1 p.m., scenic highway committee meeting.
Aug. 11, 4 p.m., special city commission meeting on
budget.
Aug. 11, 6 p.m., Citizen Advisory Committee For Re-
view and Updating of the Comprehensive Plan and
Land Development Code For Bradenton Beach.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
Aug. 4, 5 p.m., parks and beautification committee
meeting. - 2. -
Aug. 5, 7 p.m., planning commission meeting.
Aug. 10, 7 p.m., city commission meeting with work
session to immediately follow.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

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






PAGE 4 N AUG. 4, 2004 0 THE ISLANDER


Southwest winds causing


severe erosion in Anna Maria


Southwest winds between 10 and 15 miles an hour
plus waves and currents from the same direction have
caused even more beach erosion along Anna Maria's
shoreline than was reported in the July 28 issue of The
Islander.
The most severe erosion appears to have occurred
in locations that were not part of the 2002 beach


renourishment project. Beachfront houses along North
Shore Drive have been particularly affected, although
some of the homeowners had tried unsuccessfully to be
included in the 2002 renourishment project.
The U.S. Weather Service on Monday, Aug. 2,
forecast winds and waves from the southwest to con-
tinue in the Tampa Bay area for several days.


Anna Maria paving dispute: 'He said, he said'


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Some Anna Maria residents might say the continu-
ing dispute between the city engineering firm of
Baskerville-Donovan Inc. and APAC paving over the
alleged shoddy paving done on Oak and Tarpon Av-
enues is like a "Friday the 13th" movie. There's never
any conclusion and viewers just wait for the next sequel
for more action.
City commissioners tried again to resolve the dis-
pute at their July 28 meeting following their belated at-
tempt at the commission's July 8 meeting, but without
success (The Islander, July 14).
Tom Wilcox of BDI again pointed the finger at
Steve Ayers of APAC, claiming the company failed to
live up to the contract. Ayers responded with his own
finger, saying the engineering was poorly designed to
begin with; therefore, he has difficulty honoring the
three-year guarantee in the contract. "I'm not saying we
won't do anything per the warranty, but I have a hard
time agreeing to three years."
However, noted Commissioner Duke Miller,
APAC signed a contract calling for a three-year war-
ranty, a statement Ayers did not deny.
Ayers claimed, however, that the warranty only
applied if the job was designed to Manatee County
specifications, which he said it wasn't. Wilcox coun-
tered that the paving design conforms to Florida De-
partment of Transportation requirements.
The paving disagreement began last October when


portions of the two streets involved in the paving job done
by APAC in August and September 2003 shifted. Wilcox
has refused to authorize the city to pay APAC the $33,000
for the original contract. It's been an ongoing dispute be-
tween Ayers and Wilcox the past 10 months.
"We've been trying to stay out of court," said Wilcox.
For his part, Ayers has agreed to a compromise so-
lution that would cost the city an additional $9,000
above the $33,000. Other repair options would cost the
city about $40,000 or nearly $70,000, but commission-
ers have refused to budge from their claim that APAC
should honor the contract without any further charge to
the city.
Miller said he's tired of all the finger-pointing. It's
time for Wilcox to proceed with the report to the city
commission on APAC's performance so the city can
decide to either officially accept or reject the job.
City Attorney Jim Dye agreed. "If the contractor
has been given a job to do and it's not done, the city can
say the contractor has abandoned the job." He sug-
gested Mayor SueLynn and Wilcox draft a letter to
APAC outlining what still needs to be done and pro-
vide a "date certain" for a response from APAC.
In other business, commissioners agreed to join
with ManaSota-88 and other Island cities in a new le-
gal challenge to the City of Bradenton's approval of a
new Arvida site plan for 686 condominium units on
Perico Island.
Commissioners also got three estimates on a new
roof for city hall from the mayor.


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Water laps against Anna Maria house
Perennial Anna Maria visitor Gary Cullen watches
as waves erode what little sand is left in front of the
house he and his wife Rebecca rented on North
Shore Drive. Cullen, who has visited the city every
sunmmner for the past 12 years, said this erosion is
the worst he's ever seen. This area of the Anna
Maria beach was not part of the 2002 beach
renourishment project. Islander Photos: Rick Catlin


Erosion closes walkover
Anna Maria Public Works Director George McKay
closed the beach walkover by the Sandbar restau-
rant Monday as a precaution as southwest winds
and currents pushed up to the walkover's edge.


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THE ISLANDER N AUG. 4, 2004 E PAGE 5


Anna Maria ups millage rate slightly, tentatively


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
After a spirited debate on where to find about
$55,000 to fund at least one capital improvement
project in the "bare bones" 2004-05 budget, Anna
Maria city commissioners grudgingly approved a ten-
tative millage rate of 2.1 at their July 29 budget meet-
ing, up one-tenth of a mill from the current 2.0 rate
millage (see related story, page 1).
The city had to meet an Aug. 4 deadline to submit a
proposed millage rate to the Manatee County Tax
Collector's Office. Commissioners can lower the 2.1 rate
at subsequent public hearings, but cannot increase it. The
proposed 2004-05 budget is based on a 2.0 millage rate
and an increase of just .1 mil would only add about
$56,000 to ad valorem tax revenues, commissioners
learned.
That $56,000, however, was crucial to the discus-
sion as commissioners wanted to approve at least one
major capital improvement project in the upcoming
budget. That project, planned for North Shore Drive,
would cost about $100,000, but the proposed budget
only has $45,000 for capital improvements.
The 3-1 vote to approve the tentative 2.1 millage
rate (Commissioner Linda Cramer was absent) only
came after Commissioner Carol Ann Magill agreed to
change her vote. Otherwise, the commission would
have had to schedule a special meeting by Aug. 4 when
all five members could attend.
Magill emphasized, however, that she is still com-


mitted to a 2.0 millage rate in the final budget, and only
agreed to the 2.1 tentative rate when no members of the
public spoke against the slight increase.
"I didn't hear any objections to the 2.1 rate," said
Magill, "but the rate is just tentative. I'm still against
increasing taxes, even slightly."
Commissioners hope they can find the necessary
$55,000 for the desired project when they discuss rev-
enue generating measures at their Aug. 12 meeting.
Also on that agenda is a discussion of decreasing the
number of Manatee County Sheriff's Office deputies in
the city from seven to six. Manatee County Sheriff
Charlie Wells is expected to attend that meeting.
By Magill's estimate, eliminating one deputy would
save the city about $70,000 annually. The MCSO is charg-
ing the city $585,000 for law enforcement services in the
2004-05 budget, approximately 30 percent of the entire
budget, and up $73,000 from the 2003-04 budget.
Other revenue measures the commission will dis-
cuss include a stormwater assessment fee similar to one
charged in Holmes Beach.
Anna Maria resident Georgia van Cleave said
she'd rather pay a .1 millage rate increase than a
stormwater assessment fee because the fee is a flat rate,
regardless of the value of a house or property.
Larry Albert agreed. "We've had the same millage
rate for a long time." Trying to find money in the bud-
get, except out of the MCSO contract, is "nickel and
diming" the budget. "The city is broken and you're
going to have to fix it," he told commissioners.


He noted that a .1 increase in the millage rate
would only be about $40 more per year in taxes for his
property, slightly more than $3 per month.
Commissioner Dale Woodland was opposed to
even a .1 mill increase, claiming the city should lower
expenses to find the $55,000 for one capital improve-
ment project.
"Where?" responded Commissioner Duke Miller
after more than three hours of discussion involving
each line-item in the budget.
Miller and Commission Chairperson John Quam
both verbally agreed, however, to make every effort to
find the $55,000 needed from other sources, rather than
an increased millage rate.
Magill, albeit reluctantly, agreed to the 2.1 tenta-
tive rate, but noted that "it's too easy to keep the 2.1
rate and not lower it."
"I don't want the 2.1 rate either," responded Quam,
"but I want to be on the safe side." He reminded com-
missioners that they will have two opportunities to
lower the rate to 2.0 for the final budget.
The commission agreed to hold the first public
hearing on the 2004-05 budget at 6 p.m. Sept. 13 and
the required second and hopefully final hearing
at 6 p.m. on Sept. 27.
In the interim, commissioners hope to find $55,000
elsewhere, rather than a .1 increase in ad valorem taxes.
The proposed budget is for $1.87 million, an 11
percent decrease from the record $2.1 million budget
in 2003-04.


... while Holmes Beach holds line on taxes


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Taxes won't be going up in Holmes Beach, at least
not the base millage rate property owners pay to oper-
ate the city. That's the good news for city property
owners.
But don't start celebrating just yet.
The bad news is that thanks to a 19.5 percent in-
crease in the appraised value of property in the city,
some property owners' tax bills will be going up.
Holmes Beach city commissioners at their July 27
initial budget meeting voted 5-0 to keep the current
millage rate for the 2004-05 budget at 2.0, the same as
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dence appraised at $500,000 would pay $1,000 in city
taxes.
According to information supplied City Treasurer
Rick Ashley by the Manatee County Tax Appraiser's
Office, ad valorem taxes collected by the county for
Holmes Beach are estimated to climb 19.5 percent in
the 2004-05 fiscal year, rising from $1.84 million to
$2.2 million.
The estimated $360,000 in increased revenue will
provide for a number of projects in the proposed 2004-
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$1.9 million, and a $1.3 million loan to repair the
Key Royale Bridge.
Ashley told commissioners there was already a
$100,000 carryover for Key Royale Bridge repairs in
the 2003-04 budget that could easily pay the inter-
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The first budget hearing was set for Sept. 14 with
a final hearing planned for Sept. 28. Commissioners
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increase it above 2.0.
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Budget woes
Budget time, budget woes. It just goes hand in
hand. But there's an agonizing wrinkle in the spread-
sheet this year. It's evident in Anna Maria that property
tax revenues are not increasing at the expected rate, and
for a good reason.
Anna Maria residents are probably thrilled to hear
the city has a higher percentage of homesteaded (year-
round users) than Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach.
The excitement shrivels when the result is less tax
income to the city due to the 3 percent cap on yearly
appraisals for homestead properties.
While the focus is always on reducing or holding
the line on city taxes, and that's not to say that is not
an admirable goal, the city should not continue to ig-
nore improvements and upkeep that have gone ne-
glected too long.
Are we the only ones willing to stick our necks out
to say "just go ahead and raise the millage"?
In 1994 the city approved a millage rate of 1.41
mills the same as six years previous and a bud-
get of $859,900, including $299,999 for the sheriff's
office. A far cry from this year's budget proposal of
$1.87 million, but the point is that almost nothing in the
way of major improvements has occurred in the in-
terim.
Never mind beautification, simple things like street
signs, or acquisitions for parks, parking and open
space.
We hope citizens will attend the budget hearings
and ask for something more than bare bones for the
price of a 1-mill increase, just $1 for every $1,000 of
accessed value.
And the same goes for Holmes Beach and
Bradenton Beach, where the appraised values have
risen at a greater percentage than in Anna Maria due to
more absentee condo owners and commercial property.
Citywide improvements, not just staff needs, are in
order for the Island cities as traffic, beachgoers and more
development put pressure on the Island infrastructure.
Citizens who look for budget reductions need to look
a little further at the county and school taxes, which
amount to the greater part of the tax bill and return the least
in services and improvements to the Island community.
And the fire district, where few if any citizens have
watchdogged budgets and spending in the past 10
years, although a new property tax in addition to the
current tax assessment is being proposed on the
Aug. 31 ballot.
Will anyone but reporters be at the budget hear-
ings?


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sandpile on Flotilla Drive removed now? It's been
there for seven months and the explanation of why it
has not been removed in a timely manner is unaccept-
able.
Why is the city of Holmes Beach suggesting we
add dredged material to the sandpile in order to save
money for Galati Marine or anyone else who may with
to have some dredging done?
Could a heavy tropical storm turn the sandpile into
a mud slide on Flotilla Drive?
Welcome to the beautiful Island city of Holmes
Beach and the home of the Flotilla Drive ugly sandpile.
Charlotte Long, former mayor, Holmes Beach


Stick with sheriff
In the 10 years we have lived on the Island of
Anna Maria and worked in the City of Anna Maria,
this is the third or fourth time the city commission
has decided to look into getting rid of the Sheriff's
Department (for police protection). Each time they
have found that the City of Anna Maria has the best
coverage for the least amount of money of all three
cities.
If the cities of Anna Maria and Holmes Beach
merged police departments, Anna Maria would
probably get a patrol once every three or four hours.
Anna Maria has a constant patrol right now. If you
ever needed a deputy for something you could find
one within 10 minutes of driving the city streets.
The city takes no liability if one of the deputies
makes a mistake, the sheriff's office does. The
sheriff's marine patrol unit makes regular patrols of
the city waters, no extra charge.
If two or three deputies got sick at the same time the
sheriff's office would have someone else out here


immediately, no
cruiser


extra charge. If a radio breaks or a


or any equipment goes down the sheriff fixes or re-
places it immediately, no extra charge. We have im-
mediate access to the helicopter, dogs, SWAT, mo-
bile command vehicle and any other tools the sher-
iff has, no extra charge.
Holmes Beach could borrow any of this but if it
is in use by the sheriff's office they wait their turn.
Holmes Beach even has to pay each time they take
someone to jail at Port Manatee.
The experience of the seven deputies who are
serving and protecting us bring to the Island is pretty
much unmatched. Several of the deputies were de-
tectives before coming to the Island. They have
worked on Delta and in crimes against children, one
was a K9 officer, one worked with the FBI in the
Violent C'rimes Task Force, we have one with 10
years' EMS experience in New York City. One is on
the hostage negotiation team. One is a diver with the
marine unit and specially trained regarding home-
land security and terrorist activity.
They are all constantly taking special courses
and advancing in police training. They are teaching
courses to younger officers and departments. Take
time to stop and chat with them when you see them
and you will be very impressed. They are all great,
experienced, caring guys.
Anna Maria has all this and is paying less than
Holmes Beach or Bradenton Beach. What is there to
look into? Is it worth saving a few dollars to sacri-
fice all of Anna Maria City's safety and security?
Our deputies are friendly, courteous and care
about the city, it makes us proud whenever we see
them patrolling the streets and we see them almost
every time we come or go from the city.
We think we have one hell of a deal right now
and the best force you could possibly ask for -
leave it alone.
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City wants to help fix building department error


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach City Commission can't allow
construction on a house at 6202 Marina Way to con-
tinue, although the building department made several
errors that resulted in Armando and Janet Hernandez
building their "dream house" between three and eight
feet into the setback.
Even Public Works Director Joe Duennes admitted
"it's our fault" that the house, currently 25 percent
complete, intrudes into the setback. A building permit
and subsequent foundation inspection were issued in
error. And a variance from the board of adjustment
won't help because that would allow only a four-foot


intrusion into the setback, he added.
So what relief are they seeking? asked City Attor-
ney Patricia Petruff. The only possible relief is a code
amendment, she said, and the city can't do an amend-
ment just for one lot. It's up to the builders to know if
they are meeting city codes.
Perhaps there is a way to solve the impasse, sug-
gested Commissioner Rich Bohnenberger. Let the
building department determine if there is enough pub-
lic land the city can vacate that would allow the
Hernandezes to meet the variance requirements.
It appears the city played a "significant active role
in this problem," he added, and the city needs to do
what it can within the law to help.


Helping hands
Lauren Gundry, 15, of Bradenton Beach and best friend Noeli Carver, 13, of Anna Maria, washed cars for a
cancer benefit for Gundry's grandmother, Suzzanne Darmenio of Bradenton Beach. Lauren said, "My
grandpa just lost his job, my grandmother has pancreatic cancer and I really want to help her. I am also
organizing a cancer walk." The girls will be washing cars at the Holmes Beach Fire Department through
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help, they will pursue it and asked the building department
to make a report at the Aug. 10 commission meeting.
In other business, commissioners agreed to join a
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attorney Ralf Brookes representing ManaSota-88.
Commissioners also turned down a suggestion by
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Street and 79th Street and agreed that a land lease be-
tween the city and the recognized boat slip owner might
be a solution to some problems. Commissioners di-
rected Petruff to prepare several amendments to the
current ordinance adopted in 1995, but not an entire
new ordinance.
The commission also agreed to discuss a definition
of a rooming house within the city, and a proposed
ordinance for the Sunrise development canals at the
Aug. 10 workshop session.


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PAGE 8 K AUG. 4, 2004 K THE ISLANDER

Waterfront Restaurant

reconstruction site plan

approved finally
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The Waterfront Restaurant on South Bay Boule-
vard in Anna Maria might be back in business by De-
cember.
City commissioners July 28 approved both a pre-
liminary and final site plan to rebuild the restaurant that
was damaged by an arson fire March 19. The restaurant
has been closed since the fire, and owners Jason and
Leah Suzor have been determined to rebuild the restau-
rant as it looked prior to the fire.
But the Suzors ran into a number of complications
when they submitted a preliminary site plan to the plan-
ning and zoning board in June. Not the least of those
"problems" was a difference of opinion between Build-
ing Official Kevin Donohue and the P&Z board about
what constitutes expansion of a nonconforming struc-
ture.
Scrambling to get their plans approved and construc-
tion under way to be ready by December for the winter
tourist season, the Suzors and architect Gene Aubry
scrapped the original plan and submitted a new plan to the
P&Z board that did not expand the buildings and met a
number of conditions imposed by the P&Z board and City
Engineer Tom Wilcox. The P&Z board at its July 12
meeting recommended approval of the new plan to the
commission, but with some conditions attached.
The major "sticking point" was parking. The P&Z
board said the Waterfront needed 23 spaces, but the site
plan could only come up with 16. That problem was
solved when the commission agreed to lease spaces in
the city pier parking lot across South Bay Boulevard to
the Waterfront for a total price of $1 per year.
The spaces will not interfere with the City Pier
Restaurant and will not have any designation that they
are for the Waterfront only. Besides, said Commis-
sioner Duke Miller, Waterfront patrons already use
parking spaces at that lot.
City Attorney Jim Dye confirmed the spaces in
question would not interfere with the city's lease to the
current operators of the City Pier Restaurant, and leas-
ing spaces to a commercial enterprise is a common
practice by municipalities.
The new Waterfront restaurant will look like the
old restaurant, said Aubry, but will be built with fire-
proof materials and will have rest rooms that comply
with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The floor
area will also be flood-proof, he added.
Wilcox, of the city's engineering firm of
Baskerville-Donovan Inc., said the Suzors have met all
of the conditions he found in the site plan, except park-


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Automated trash service appears


doomed in Holmes Beach


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
After seven months of negotiations with Holmes
Beach officials, a proposal by Waste Management
Inc. to institute an automated trash pickup service
appears ready for the garbage heap literally.
City commissioners at their July 27 meeting
agreed to a formal vote on the proposal at the Aug.
10 regular commission meeting, but only Commis-
sioner Don Maloney appears in favor of the measure.
Mayor Carol Whitmore said she's heard
"nothing positive about the plan from the public,"
and other commissioners, including Pat Morton
and Sandy Haas-Martens, agreed.
WMI had proposed utilizing an automated
pickup truck requiring just a lone driver, and re-
quiring customers to have either a 64-gallon or 35-


ing and a drainage permit from the Southwest Florida
Water Management District.
"Well, I'm comfortable with this," said Commis-
sioner Dale Woodland, and other commissioners
agreed.
The commission unanimously approved the site
plan with the conditions that the Suzors execute a
lease with the city for parking spaces and obtain the
required Swiftmud permit before a final certificate of
occupancy is issued by the building department.


gallon container for their trash. In return for city
approval of the proposed contract that would run
until 2010, WMI agreed to increase monthly fees
by just $1.
Rose Quinn-Barr of WMI told commissioners
that without adoption of the proposed contract,
pickup services in Holmes Beach will rise approxi-
mately $1.55 per residential customer per month
under a new contract. The current contract expires in
2005. At the same time, Barr has previously indi-
cated that WMI could require automated service as
part of any new contract with the city.
While some members of the public objected
to even a formal vote, Commissioner Roger Lutz
said the issue should be put on a regular meeting
agenda for a vote and "we'll be done with it," one
way or another.


The Suzors already have a demolition permit from
the city and will apply for building permits once the
fire-damaged areas are removed from the property.
Aubry said he anticipates a five-to-six-month con-
struction period, but the restaurant might be ready by
Christmas 2004 if there are no further delays.
The Suzors are paying for the remodeling effort out
of their own pocket because the fire was deemed an
arson by investigators, and the restaurant's insurance
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AnnaMan aChildren are counting on you to be aware of school zones, buses
Stand bus stops! As you hurry to and from work and appointments,

kids are hurrying to and from school, Keep an eye out for young-
sters waiting for buses, walking to and from school, and riding the
trolley. Remember to observe school-zone speed limits and as
always, allow pedestrians to cross at the crosswalks, And, p as
thank these merchants for sponsoring this reminder .,4


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Please watch out for our Island kids!


A Paradise Realty
5201 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach
778-4800
Anna Maria Island Rotary Club
Meets Noon Tuesdays at the
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An Island Place Realty AMI Accommodations
411 Pine Ave. Anna Maria
779-0733
Anna Maria Realty Inc.
9805 Gulf Drive Anna Maria
778-2259
Beach City Market & Grille
1701 Gulf Drive Bradenton Beach
778-3031
Beach House Restaurant
200 Gulf Drive N. Bradenton Beach
779-2222
Ben Cooper & Associates
3909 E. Bay Drive, #110 Holmes Beach
778-6118
Bridge Tender Inn
135 Bridge St. Bradenton Beach
778-4849
Cafe on the Beach
4000 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach
778-0784
Chapae
101 S. Bay Blvd., #A5 Anna Maria
778-6728
Christie's Plumbing
5508 Marina Drive Holmes Beach
778-3924
The City Pier Restaurant
100 Bay Blvd. Anna Maria
779-1667
Cortez Cafe
12108 Cortez Road Cortez
792-0030
Cortez Kitchen
4528 119th St. W. Cortez
798-3474
Curves Opening 8/16
5366 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach
794-2878
Diamond Shores Realty
1501 Gulf Drive N. Bradenton Beach
779-1811
Duffy's Tavern
5808 Marina Drive Holmes Beach
778-2501
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6630 Cortez Rd. W. Bradenton
795-3900
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778-6868
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5324 Marina Drive Holmes Beach
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3230 E. Bay Drive Holmes Beach
778-1911
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6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach
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5650 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key .
383-7300
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314 Pine Ave. Anna Maria
779-0732
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Makeover."


Islander in semi-finals


for 'Extreme Makeover'


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach resident Debbie Scott flew to Los
Angeles this morning to meet with producers of ABC
Television's "Extreme Makeover" show. Scott is one
of 200 semi-finalists selected from 20,000 applicants
vying for a spot on the show.
Scott will return to the Island Friday, Aug. 6, after
three days of in-depth physical and psychological
evaluations comprising the show's final round of selec-
tions.
Scott said she was contacted last week by a show
producer announcing her move to the next round of the
application process. She has been awaiting news about
application to the show since May. Scott was the first
person in line for the Extreme Makeover casting call at
Sarasota Square Mall and was the only person chosen
among the group that day to advance to the second
round.
Scott applied to the show because she has been
unable to address her medical needs with Medicaid and
the deterioration in health has led to a lack of confi-
dence in her appearance.
In her 27-page application, Scott told producers, "I


'Island girl' starring

in 'Broadway' show
By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
She's a 9-year-old and a tiny one at that, but her
voice will blow your socks clean off.
Lindsey Bell, an Islander a lot of the time, will star
in the Manatee Players musical revue "Broadway
Memories" which opens Thursday, Aug. 12, at the
Riverfront Theatre.
She is the star of her grandparents, too, Peggy and
Jim Bell of Holmes Beach, and of Anna Maria El-
ementary School, where she will be a fourth-grader
next week. She certainly starred at the welcoming re-
ception for Islanders' hero Army Maj. Rick Ely and
his family when they visited here in June, and Lindsey
sang "God Bless America." There wasn't a dry eye in
the house, Grandma Peggy noted.
"It's just a natural gift," said Peggy Bell. "She
never had a lesson until last year, and she's been sing-
ing since she was 4. It just happened then, she just
PLEASE SEE LINDSEY, NEXT PAGE


want to be publicly acceptable again so I can partici-
pate in my group activities and not scare or worry little
kids. I want to feel better. I'm hurt forever, but I don't
want to be sick forever."
In 2001 Scott was injured when the ceiling of her
rental home fell on her, permanently damaging her left
shoulder. She said she spent a year undergoing physi-
cal therapy, which helped, but kept her out of work.
Scott was also in need of dental work to repair a
cavity and broken tooth, but was unable to afford the
cost.
"I never went to the dentist because I knew I
couldn't afford it," Scott said. "The accident left me
without a job and insurance."
The deterioration of her teeth has led to an infec-
tion in her sinus cavity that has become a hard mass
which Scott says is too painful to touch. The combi-
nation of being physically ill from the infection and
the poor condition of her teeth has made it difficult for
Scott to maintain her weight.
"Sometimes my mouth hurts too much to eat and
sometimes I'm so sick I can't keep anything down,"
PLEASE SEE EXTREME, NEXT PAGE


Singer Lindsey Bell








Jewfish Key channel dredging


investigation continuing


By PaulRoat
Investigation of channel dredging done without
permits off the northwest and eastern shores of Jewfish
Key in Longboat Pass is continuing.
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Lt. Jim Raymer said that "substantial damage was done
out there, and a criminal investigation is continuing."
DEP environmental assessments of the damage
done was continuing this week, Raymer said, and both
criminal and civil charges were being contemplated as
a result of the dredging.
Raymer said that a channel 30 feet wide, about 5
feet deep and approximately 850 feet long a longer
channel than originally was reported was dredged
on the northwest shore of Jewfish Key, an island in
Longboat Pass just south of Anna Maria Island.
Another channel, which included boat docks and
possible mangrove tree damage, was also being inves-
tigated on the east side of the island, Raymer said.
"Our preliminary estimate is that about 3/4 of an
acre of seagrasses were destroyed on the west side of
Jewfish Key," Raymer said.
"Whoever did the dredging did the people in that
area a bad disservice," Raymer said. "We will continue
to go forward, and our goal is to have that area re-
stored."
Investigating the case are members of the
Longboat Key Police Department, Sarasota City Po-
lice, the Manatee County Sheriff's Office and the
Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
Once all law enforcement officers finish their in-
vestigation, the matter will be forward to the Manatee
County State Attorney's Office for prosecution,
Raymer said.
The problem survaced 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; permits for its construc-
tion were never applied for, though, and the dock and
its owners were given a stop-work order. A suspicious

Extreme Makeover for Islander?
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 10

she said.
If selected for an Extreme Makeover, Scott has
asked producers to reconstruct her teeth, remove the
mass in her sinus cavity, smooth some wrinkles and
varicose veins, and help her gain weight.
"I'd be happy with gaining even 10 pounds," she
said. "I'd like to have a butt on me again."
Scott said she has also asked to have damage to her
breasts reconstructed, but doesn't want too much work
done in that area. "My daughter Sara wants it to feel the
same when she hugs her Mama."
The application process alone has been an eye-opener
for Scott. "I laughed and cried," she said as she recon-
structed on paper her past work history and family life.
Although not a close-knit family, one of the things
that surprised her most is she doesn't have the ad-
dresses or phone numbers requested by the show's pro-
ducers for her two brothers, four sisters, one step-
brother and stepsister.
Scott is in touch with her other two children, Leon,
22, who lives in Louisiana, and Dana, 11, who lives
with her father in Maine.
There is no guarantee Scott will secure a space on
Extreme Makeover, but she believes the final decision
will be made quickly. Even if she doesn't make it on
the show, Scott is pushing forward with her own plan
to regain her appearance and self-confidence Island-
style. ,
.. Ka-tea Goerg of th Islan4 ChioWpractic Center
is working with Scott to sponsor a fundraiser to help
pay for dental surgery if Extreme Makeover doesn't do
the job first. A fundraiser kickoff is scheduled for Aug.
14 from 10 a.m. to noon at Georg's office at 3612 E.
Bay Drive in Holmes Beach.
Islanders are invited to meet Scott at the event,
where there will be kids activities, a raffle drawing and
refreshments. Goerg will be accepting donations to-
wards Scott's.dental surgery through Aug. 28.
For more information, call Scott at 778-0268, or
Georg's office at 778-0722.


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 the
channel had been dredged through the seagrass beds
along the northwest side of the island in front of four
homesites on the island.
There were also no permit applications for either
of the channels.
Raymer said preliminary findings indicate that the
channel was dredged by use of "prop washing," a tech-
nique where a boat's propellers churn up the bottom,
creating an underwater trench.
He added that the sand from the churned channel
dredging caused more damage than just chewing up the
bottom "the created spoil area smothered seagrasses
for another 20 or 30 extra feet," Raymer said.


ThCZ


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Ten years ago in the Aug. 4, 1994, issue
of The Islander, headlines announced:
Anna Maria Mayor Ray Simches suggested the
city commission cut property taxes from the current
1.41 millage rate to 1.3911 in the 1994-95 budget.
Simches also vowed to fight a suggestion by City Com-
missioner Max Znika to raise commissioners salaries
from $250 a month to $400.
A lightning strike outside the Holmes Beach
Police Department offices shut down the department's
computer system, telephone service and dispatch log-
ging recorder for several hours.


Lindsey performs on 'Broadway'
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 10

started singing one day and blew her parents out of the
car, her voice was so strong and true."
She was Pocahontas in her third-grade show at
AME last year, and often is soloist at Roser Memorial
Community Church.
Shy at first, she didn't want to sing for guests in her
parents' Village Green home, but sang on the lanai.
Same at her grandparents' home in Holmes Beach,
where she spends a lot of time.
Her parents, Glenn and Nelia Bell, are busy with
their careers during the day, so they started her in
kindergarten at AME, just up the street from the
grandparents' home, and she continues there. Her
parents drop her off at school in the morning and
pick her up evenings when they're through work,
and she spends much of the intervening time with the
grandparents.
"The first time she sang in a church was at her
great-grandmother's memorial," said Peggy Bell.
"There were tears all over the place, she's so tiny and
her voice is so huge."
Where that great voice will end up is still unknown,
of course Grandma said its range is so wide Lindsey
could become a soprano or contralto or "just anything."
What the girl knows is what she wants to do when she
grows up: "A singing actress, she so loves to sing."
With her volume she doesn't need amplifying, but
the Players may put a microphone on her in the upcom-
-ing."Breadway-Memories," said Grandma, "because,
they want some of her songs to be soft."
A "fun, fresh look" at some favorites is promised,
songs from "Gypsy," "Hairspray," "Peter Pan" and
several other hits. Jo Snyder is musical director, Rick
Kerby is choreographer, and other well-known area
theater names grace the bill.
It will be at 8 p.m. Aug. 12, 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21,
and 2 p.m. Aug. 15 and 22. Tickets at $20 may be pur-
chased by calling 748-5875, or at the Riverfront box
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Commission declares Tidemark lease in default


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach city commissioners agreed at their
July 27 meeting to spend $106,488 to repair the seawall
and sidewalk along the Tidemark boat basin along
Marina Drive. But they wouldn't mind getting Tide-
mark to help out with the cost, since that development
project has a 10-year lease on the basin that expires in
2006.
The problem is, Tidemark Partners LLC is cur-
rently in federal bankruptcy court looking to reorganize
with a financial savior such as Southstar Development


Partners of Coral Gables. The bankruptcy hearing is
not likely to be resolved in time to help with the cost
of repairs.
But precisely because Tidemark is in bankruptcy,
said City Attorney Patricia Petruff, the city can declare
the current lease in default and negotiate a new lease
with the company that takes over Tidemark. In those
negotiations, the city could ask for some financial help
with the repairs.
Great idea, suggested Commissioner Roger Lutz,
and commissioners voted unanimously to declare the
lease in default.


The federal bankruptcy court in Tampa has set a
Sept. 1 hearing date for Tidemark's disclosure state-
ment and reorganization plan that could take the
troubled project out of bankruptcy court and into the
realm of viable Holmes Beach developments.
Tidemark managing partner Nick Easterling said
that he and the court have agreed to a deal with first
mortgage holder Brasota Mortgage Corp. of Bradenton
that the $5 million owed to the company would be paid
back within 15 days of Tidemark emerging from bank-
ruptcy.
Brasota had asked the court to allow it to proceed
with a foreclosure immediately to assume control of the
property, but the court rejected that argument.


With the Anna Maria Island Community Center's
big summer vacation programs ending upon resump-
tion of school, the Center is resuming its regular sched-
ule for many classes.
They will meet once again at the Center, 407 Mag-
nolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Friendly bridge will start again Tuesday, Aug. 10,
from noon-3:30 p.m. in the gymnasium. Partners are
not necessary. Cost is $2.
Drawing class also will resume Tuesday from 9-
10:15 a.m., with a four-week session offered every
month at $35 for members, $45 for nonmembers.
Watercolor class "will be back in the building"
starting Tuesday from, 10:30 a.m.-l p.m., four-week
sessions at $60 for members, $65 for nonmembers.
Both drawing and watercolors are taught by Susan
Cotton.
Exercise classes will be on a regular schedule as
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A financing package for Tidemark to reorganize
and pay back its creditors could be ready for presenta-
tion to the court within the next few weeks.
Easterling had been negotiating with Southstar
Development Partners from Coral Gables for a financ-
ing package, but attorney Peter Mackey, representing
Brasota, said Easterling could consider other offers.
Easterling declined to comment on any refinancing
package until it is accepted by the court.
The $20 million Tidemark project along Marina
Drive adjacent to Wachovia Bank was planned as a 40-
unit condominium with accompanying full-service res-
taurant and marina. The Holmes Beach city commis-
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Doris Hawley
Doris Hawley, 88, of Bradenton Beach, died
July 29.
Mrs. Hawley was a member of Women of the
Moose, Bradenton Beach. She was a member of
St. Bernard Catholic Church, Holmes Beach.
She is survived by husband George; step-
daughter Eleanor Treiber; sons James Howard
and Thomas Howard; stepson George and
Michael; seven grandchildren; and eight great-
grandchildren.

Marita Lee Blackwell O'Neil
Marita Lee Blackwell O'Neil, 67, of Pal-
metto, died July 26.
Born in Fitchburg, Mass., Mrs. O'Neil came
to Palmetto 51 years ago. She was the former
owner of Casa De Marita's Beauty Shop, Anna
Maria Island, for many years and retired from
the Shores Beauty Shop.
A celebration of life was held July 31. Me-
morial contributions may be made to the Ameri-
can Cancer Society, 600 U.S. Blvd. W., Suite
136, Bradenton FL 34205. Griffith-Cline Fu-
neral Home, Manatee Avenue Chapel, was in
charge of arrangements.
She is survived by spouse Phillip; daughters
Dana Maynard and Tia Jackson, both of
Bradenton; sons Grant Blackwell and Curtis
Blackwell, both of Bradenton, and Scott Blackwell
of Waveland, Miss.; sister Carole Lane of
Bradenton; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grand-
child.

Bonnie Albright Robinson
Bonnie Albright Robinson, 75, of Anna
Maria and Bradenton, died July 31.
Born in Pineville, Ky., Mrs. Robinson retired
as vice president of First Union, formerly the Is-
land Bank, in Holmes Beach. He was a member
of First Baptist Church, Bradenton.
Private services will be held at a later date.
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home handled arrangements.
She is survived by daughters Dee. R. Kring
of Anna Maria and Sherree R. Welch of Sonoma,
Calif.; son Chad T. of Ramrod Key; sisters Betty
Shepherd of Lawrenceburg, Ky., and Bradenton,
and Doris Woodruff of Georgetown, Ky., and Pat
Vest of Palmetto; brothers LeRoy Albright Jr. of
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Streetlife


Island police reports
Anna Maria City
No reports.

Bradenton Beach
July 23, 300 block of Second Street, battery. A
woman was hit in the face when she reportedly con-
fronted another woman about taking-her dog. Accord-
ing to the report, there was a disagreement over
whether the woman was allowed to keep the
complainant's dog.
July 24, 1200 block of Gulf Drive South, informa-
tion. A woman reported that a man showed up at her
door despite an injunction against him. According to
the report, he told officers he was unaware of the in-
junction and left the property.
July 25, 2000 Gulf Drive S., Coquina Park, warrant
arrest. A man was arrested on a Clay County warrant for
nonpayment of child support. According to the report,
officers initially approached the man because he was
among of group of intoxicated men near Longboat Pass.
July 26, 2500 block of Gulf Drive North, Baker
Act. According to the report, the officer assisted a state
probation officer with a Baker Act case. The subject
was found by officers hiding under a bush and was
transported to a treatment facility.

Holmes Beach
July 23, White Avenue, theft. A woman reported
that her daughter had borrowed her car and parked it on
White Avenue while on the Island. According to the
report, when the car was returned to the owner the li-
cense plate was missing.
July 23, 5351 Gulf Drive, Nikki's Island Treasure,
theft. An employee reported two items of jewelry miss-
ing from the store.
July 23, 3900 E. Bay Drive, Publix, criminal mis-
chief. A man reported that the convertible top of his
vehicle was cut.
July 23, 400 block of 63rd Street, battery. Accord-
ing to the report, officers responded to a 911 hang-up
call and found a man standing in the front yard hold-
ing a broken guitar. The man told officers his wife hit
him over the head with the guitar. The wife was ar-
rested for domestic violence.
July 24, 3602 E. Bay Drive, Beach Unlimited,
theft. A store manager reported she believed an.em-
ployee was shoplifting after finding items in the
employee's purse that had not been paid for. Accord-


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A Holmes Beach resident had gas stolen from
his boat last week, although it was safely moored on
a lift at his dock behind the home.
A neighbor, alerted by a dog at approximately
3 a.m., walked out on the dock next door and may
have interrupted the theives, according to the
owner, Dan Howe, but they still managed to take
some 80 gallons of gasoline.
Howe's home faces south on open water to-
ward the Anna Maria Bridge, and the vandal is be-
lieved to have come by boat. "They opened all the
hatches, removed hoses and exposed the tanks, and
then apparently they got some gas, but fortunately,
that was all," he said,
Howe is offering a $1,000 reward for informa-
tion leading to an arrest of the vandals. "Somebody
out there knows about this theft, and maybe they'll
come forward," he said. "I want to. prevent them.
from doing this to someone else."
Howe said he has since installed security mea-
sures, but it could happen at anyone's dock in the


ing to the report, the employee was asked to pay for the
items, was fired from her job and barred from the store
in return for the store not pressing charges.
July 24, 400 block of 63rd Street, drug arrest. Ac-
cording to the report, a woman called officers to assist
in removing a roommate from her residence due to his
involvement in an earlier domestic violence altercation.
Thomas Crim, 46, of Bradenton, agreed to move out,
but officers were called back to the residence when
another argument began with another resident. At this
time, officers noticed a bulge in Crim's sock and he
was found to be in possession of marijuana. According
to the report, Crim was also in possession of prescrip-
tion medication that was not prescribed to him. Crim
was charged with possession and transported to jail.
July 29, 3900 block of Sixth Avenue, driver's li-
cense. A man was cited for driving without a vehicle
registration, attaching a tag not assigned, and violation
of his driver's license restriction for failing to wear his
prescription glasses while driving. He was also cited
for driving without insurance.
July 30, 500 block of 56th Street, theft. A man re-
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"It appeared they were prepared to use my dock hose
to refill the tanks with water," which could have been
more damaging.
Lt. Dale Stephenson of the Holmes Beach Police
Department asked anyone with information to call
him or Detective Sgt. Terri Davis at the HBPD.
"They can remain anonymous if they want, and
just leave a message on our voice mail."
Stephenson said anyone with information on the
vandalism can also call Crimestoppers and become
eligible for a reward if the case is successfully pros-
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Information can be given anonymously on the
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claim a reward if their information leads to an arrest.
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July 30, 6500 block of Marina Drive, burglary. A
contractor reported some of his tools missing from a
home he is remodeling.
Aug. 1, 4700 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria Elementary
School, theft/trespass. According to the report, an of-
ficer patrolling the area noticed mulch missing from a
gated construction area at the school.
Aug. 1, 3602 E. Bay Drive, Beach Unlimited, bur-
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witnessed him steal a T-shirt from a van owned by
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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 the Mana-
tee Civic Center, 100 Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Informa-
tion: 779-9412. Fee applies.

Thursday, Aug. 5
9 to 10 a.m. Muscles and More class with
Sherry Fideler at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information:
778-1908. Fee applies.
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Beginner Pilates with Laura
Bennett at the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-
1908. Fee applies.
4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Kindergarten through second-
grade open house at Anna Maria Elementary School,
4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 708-5525.
5:30 to 5:50 p.m. and 6 to 6:20 p.m. Third-
through fifth-grade information sessions at Anna Maria
Elementary School, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 708-5525.
6 to 7 p.m. Tai Chi with Wayne Crosby at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
6:30 p.m. West Manatee Fire & Rescue District
ad valorem tax information session at 407 67th St. W.,
Bradenton. Information: 741-3900.

Saturday, Aug. 7
Sunrise to noon Nature walk with a Manatee
County Audubon Society member at the Felts
Audubon Preserve, 4600 24th Ave. E., Palmetto. Infor-
mation: 518-4431.
8:30 a.m. Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island
meeting at Cafe on the Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Mana-
tee Public Beach, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-
0355.
9 a.m. Horseshoe games at Anna Maria City
Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
9 to 11 a.m. "Bay Family Reunion" at Mote
Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy.,
Sarasota. Information: 388-4441. Fee applies.


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9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Intermediate Pilates with
Laura Bennett at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information:
778-1908. Fee applies.
9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tai Chi with Wayne Crosby
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Mag-
nolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee
applies.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Buckler Christmas in August
Craft Show at the Sarasota-Bradenton International
Convention Center, 8005 15th St. E., Sarasota. Infor-
mation: 355-9161. Fee applies.
10:30 a.m. Wild bird rescue training at the Peli-
can Man's Bird Sanctuary, 1708 Ken Thompson Pkwy,
Sarasota. Information: 388-4444.

Sunday, Aug. 8
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Buckler Christmas in August
Craft Show at the Sarasota-Bradenton International
Convention Center, 8005 15th St. E., Sarasota. Infor-
mation: 355-9161. Fee applies.

Monday, Aug. 9
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. NIA fitness class with
Janice Frawley-Holler at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Infor-
mation: 778-1908. Fee applies.
6:30 p.m. West Manatee Fire & Rescue District
ad valorem tax information session at 6001 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 741-3900.

Tuesday, Aug. 10
9 to 10 a.m. Muscles and More class with
Sherry Fideler at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information:
778-1908. Fee applies.
9 to 10:15 a.m. Drawing class with Susie Cot-
ton at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.
Fee applies.
10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Watercolor class with Susie
Cotton at the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-
1908. Fee applies.
Noon to 3:30 p.m. Friendly bridge at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
1 to 4 p.m. Veterans service officer at Ihe Island
Branch Library, 5701 -Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. ;
Appointments. 749-3030.
6 to 7 p m. "Power Pilates Meets Power Yoga"
with Laura Bennett at the Anna Maria Island Commu--
nity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Informa-
tion: 778-1908. Fee applies.
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Wednesday, Aug. 11
9 a.m. Horseshoe games at Anna Maria City
Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
10:30 a.m. Friends Book Club at the Island
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2 to 5 p.m. Free holistic health consultations
with Melissa Searle at Richard's Whole Foods, 5344
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-4322.

Ongoing:
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.
Roller hockey at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, through
Oct. 30. Information: 778-1908.

Upcoming:
A Ranger's View of Myakka River State Park Aug.
12.
Walk With the Scrub Jays at Oscar Scherer Park
Aug. 14.
"Natural Alternatives: Hormone Replacement" at
Richard's Whole Foods Aug. 14.
Family origami class at the Island Branch Library
Aug. 14.
"Do Ya Do Ya Do Ya Wanna Dance" at the
Bradenton Woman's Club Aug. 19.
Poetry group at the Central Branch Library Aug.
16.
Sierra Club's Conservation Committee meeting at
the Selby Library Aug. 17.
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Island Biz


Islander is ASAP
Holmes Beach resident Lu Files, owner of ASAP!
(Advertising Specialties and Promotions) in
Bradenton, recently won the Manatee Chamber of
Commerce Small Business of the Year award for
2004. With Lu are Sue Gibbons of Bradenton Beach,
left, who is an account executive at ASAP!, and Betsy
Bray. Islander Photo: Courtesy L. Files


ASAP! is award-winner
The Manatee Chamber of Commerce has named
ASAP! (Advertising Specialties and Promotions) as its
2004 Small Business of the Year award winner.
ASAP! is owned by 20-year Holmes Beach resi-
dent Lu Files. Bradenton Beach resident Sue Gibbons
is an account executive with the firm.
Other staff members on the award-winning team
are Betsy Bray and Tammy Powers.
Lu is a past president of the Kiwanis Club of
Bradenton and is Kiwanis youth service chairman for
Florida this year. In his spare time, Lu serves as the
announcer at Manatee High School football games.
Sue is an affiliate chair of the Manatee Association
of Realtors, and all staff are active members of the
Manatee Chamber of Commerce.
ASAP! is located at 5416 26th St. W. in the Saddle
Creek Plaza in Bradenton, and supplies promotional
products and embroidered and screen-printed apparel.
For more information on ASAP! call 753-5235.


A 'deli-ghtful' chef
Chef Marc Baker recently joined the Beach City
Market and Grille at 1701 Gulf Drive in Bradenton
Beach. Islander Photo: Nancy Ambrose


Beach City chef
Chef Mark Baker recently joined the cuilinary
staff at the Beach City Market and Grille at 1701
Gulf Drive N. in Bradenton Beach.
Mark spent more than six years at Roy's flagship
restaurant in Hawaii and was at the Tampa location the
past four years.
Mark's style is fusion cooking that combines a lot
of techniques and cultures. He really enjoys the Beach
City motif of gourmet but casual.
He has been a chef for nearly 30 years and has
worked at the Poseidon, Mar Vista, Hilton and Harry's
on Longboat Key and at Cafe Portofino in Bradenton.
For more information on Mark and the Beach City
Market, call 778-3031.


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Island and West Manatee residents. The company
specializes in bringing new life to any floor, and
installs terrazzo, wood, vinyl and tile flooring. To
get a Bentley floor, call 448-3315. Islander Photo:
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financing and values
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Coy Ducks in the Island Shopping Center.
Music will be provided by Soul Source and drink
specials and prize drawings for gifts from local mer-
chants will be held. Tickets for the Desoto Speedway
will also be given away, and patrons can sign up for a
special roundtrip bus to the speedway that includes
drinks.

Pine Avenue deli now open
The Pine Avenue General Store at 307 Pine Ave.
in Anna Maria recently opened its deli counter with full
service available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday
through Sunday. On Mondays, "grab-and-go" sand-
wiches are provided.
Orders placed before 3 p.m. may be picked up at
6 a.m. the following day, and same-day service for plat-
ters and special orders is available. Meats and cheeses,
including ham, genoa salami, provolone and swiss
cheese, can be purchased in-bulk by the pound.
Sandwiches include Cuban and Italian, in addition
to traditional favorites such as roast beef, turkey, tuna
salad and chicken salad.
To learn more about the deli service, call 779-
9200.

Realty raves
John vanZandt was leading agent in obtaining new
listings in June at Island Real Estate, while Marianne
Correll was tops in sales for the month.
Robin Kollar led Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria
Island Inc. in obtaining new listings in July, while
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Island girl gets up close, personal with Devil Rays


By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Correspondent
Eleven-year-old Islander Molly Slicker got up
close and personal with several members of the Tampa
Bay Devil Rays when she got to serve as the honorary
bat girl during the July 25 game against the Kansas City
Royals at Tropicana Field.
Molly got to meet and greet the majority of the
Rays' players prior to the game thanks to a winning bid
her grandparents Ellen and Ross Benjamin placed on
a baseball package at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center's "Affaire to Remember" annual auction
benefit.
Molly will certainly remember this affair after a
comfy ride to the game in a limosine before receiving
her Devil Rays jersey, which was autographed by play-
ers like Jose Cruz Jr., Carl Crawford, Rocco Baldelli
and Tino Martinez. Manager Lou Pinella even came
over and said "hello" before putting his "John
Hancock" on her jersey.
Molly got to sit in the dugout along with Devil
Rays community relations assistant Erin Gornes and
chatted with promising pitcher Dewon Brazelton.
Brazelton was very animated as he explained how
Pinella makes him so nervous that he goes through
three hats and a few jerseys because he sweats so much.
After some prodding from Gornes, she also got to help
herself to all of the bubble gum she could chew from
the dugout supply.
Molly was joined at the game by approximately 25
friends and family members, including her mom, dad,
grandparents and great-aunt Cookie Moffett, who re-
ally wanted her to get Aubrey Huff's autograph.
Molly, who will attend King Middle School start-
ing next week, was pretty cool and collected despite
some good-natured ribbing from father Bob and this
writer, who warned her not to trip over the first-base
line when she took the ball out to the mound immedi-
ately before the start of the game.
She pulled it off without a hitch though. She put the
ball on the mound, turned and waved to the crowd as
her name was announced and her image appeared on
the stadium Jumbotron television.


Molly Slicker flashes a big smile as Devil Ray
infielder Geoff Blum signs her jersey before the
game. Islander Photos: Kevin Cassidy


Dad Bob Slicker, grandmother Ellen Benjamin,
Molly Slicker and grandfather Ross Benjamin pose
in front of the limo upon their arrival to Tropicana
Field in St. Petersburg.
The Rays might want to have Molly attend more
games seeing as how they won 10-1 behind a complete-
game pitching performance from southpaw Mark
Hendrickson.
When asked if she played any sports, Molly said


she likes going to sporting events, but hasn't played
any sports since she played softball when she was little.
She is "into" dance and drama and hopes to earn a part
at the October auditions in one of the Riverfront
Theatre's upcoming productions.
Molly, like most kids her age, is saddened that sum-
mer is coming to an end, but she is looking forward to
football season and hopes to attend a Buccaneer football
game at Raymond James Stadium. Seeing as how the
Buccaneers games are consistently sold out, grandma and
grandpa better get to work on that request early.

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

Football players sought
The Anna Maria Island Community Center is still
accepting registrations 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 on out for football.
After a 20-year void from youth football on the Island,
the Anna Maria Dolphins have established themselves as
a competitive program in the Police Athletic League's
youth football league. 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 the
second year of the program.
The Police Athletic League offers four age-weight
divisions, including varsity, junior varsity, mighty
mites and flag football, although the Center does not
expect to have enough players for the two older divi-
sions for players age 11-14.
Mighty-mite players must be age 8-10 and weigh
less than 125 pounds, while flag players must be age 6-
7 by Sept. 1.
All prospective players must provide a birth certifi-
cate to register. Sign up at the Center or call Center
athletic director Andy Jonatzke at 778-1908 for more
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Sign up: Bowling challenge coming


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
It's not a tournament and it's not a competition,
it's just the biggest bowling blast the Island sees ev-
ery year.
It's the 14th annual O'Connor Bowling Chal-
lenge and you'd better get in on it right away. Ev-
ery year the brothers O'Connor have to turn away
bowlers who are excess of the alleys' capacity.
Last year 280 bowlers participated and there
were at least 350 at the lanes, said Bill O'Connor.
"It was a tremendous party," he said, and brother
George agreed. Both strongly recommend that you
get your name on the list right away to be sure of a
place at the party.
You can sign up no later than Wednesday, Aug.
25, at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach; Duffy's Tavern, 313 59th St., Holmes
Beach; or the Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
ter, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. All the pro-
ceeds will go to the Center sports programs.
Cost is $20 per bowler, which includes three
games and bowling shoes.
The action will be at the AMF Bowling Center,


rant and EZ Skimmers.
Board riders can enter on the opening day of the
event, but that will cost them $10 extra, said a Beach
House spokesman. Fees for the on-time entrants are
$25 for amateurs, $75 for professionals.
All proceeds will go toward research into control
of red tide. Trophies will be awarded in all divisions,
plus raffles with "tons of prizes," said the spokesman.
Judges and board riders are to meet Friday, Aug.
20, at the restaurant for the final word on the contest.
Divisions of competition are: Minis 8 years of age and
under, menehunes 9-11, boys 12-14, juniors 15-17,
men 18-21, senior men 22-24, masters 25 and up, girls
up to 17, women 18 and up, professional.
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of the raffle whose tickets will be sold at the bowl-
ing alley. The prizes include dining certificates,
merchandise, liquor and other items contributed by
area merchants and business owners, including a
big-screen TV contributed again this year by The
Islander.
There will be food, full bar service, music by
Tim Chandler &.Friends, and other highlights,
Billy O'Connor said.
Additional details may be obtained by calling
him at 650-5488.


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New school year brings new faces to AME


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Students attending Anna Maria Elementary School
this year have much to look forward to, including new
teachers and staff members.
Several new teachers were hired during the sum-
mer vacation.
Carly Carlsward, AME's new first-grade teacher,
has spent the past two weeks preparing her room for her
class's arrival. Carlsward is a recent graduate of
Stetson University and comes to the Island school from
Vero Beach.
AME Principal Kathy Hayes said although
Carlsward is a new teacher, the hiring team was im-
pressed by the work she did as a student intern. "Her
commitment and ownership of the class she did her
internship with is unusual and she showed great lead-
ership and enthusiasm," Hayes said.
Also new to the teaching staff is third-grade teacher
Janie Ensworth, who transferred from Orange-Ridge
Bullock Elementary School in Bradenton. Ensworth
has more than 20 years experience teaching third- and
fourth-grade. Hayes said Ensworth joined the team to
accommodate the need for a third third-grade class-
room.
AME welcomes a new music teacher again this
year. Merry Hagan took a full-time position teaching
music at Orange-Ridge Bullock Elementary and Betsy
Evans, formerly a music teacher in Michigan, has ac-
cepted the part-time music position at AME. Evans has
more than 20 years of experience as a music instructor
and is also certified to teach German.
Other new staff members include Terri Eiffert, a
teacher's aide who will be teaching the "very
exceptionalities class" with Betsy Kern, and new to the
custodial staff is Bruce Zbell.
Some of AME's veteran staff have also changed
classrooms for the upcoming school year.
Katie Boesen is looping with her past year kinder-
garten class as their first-grade teacher for the 2004-05
school year. When a teacher chooses to "loop," she
retains the same students and continues teaching them
at the next grade level.
DeAnn Davis has switched from teaching fourth-
grade to fifth-grade. Hayes said that although Davis is
not technically "looping" with her fourth-grade stu-
dents, because AME is a small school about 50 percent
of her fourth-grade students will be in her classroom
again this year.
Joan Sackett has also made a move: Instead of last
year's second-grade position she is teaching fourth-grade.


Fifth-grade teacher Lynn McDonough has ac-
cepted the position as AME's new media specialist, and
teacher's aide Amy Slicker has joined Candi Schields
in the administrative office as the new registrar.
Schields has been promoted to senior secretary.
Teacher's aide April Jonatzke will also be return-
ing to AME after her maternity leave, while fifth-grade
teacher Joyce Ellis has extended her leave of absence
for another year.
There is still an open position in the cafeteria.
Kitchen staff member Maggie Davis has retired and
cafeteria manager Rene Harper will conduct interviews
for the position when school resumes.
Hayes said to facilitate the cafeteria needs this year,
students who finish eating their lunch early will be dis-
missed to the "clubhouse." The clubhouse will be over-
seen by guidance counselor Cindi Harrison and other team
teachers in the shaded area next to the auditorium. Stu-
dents will have an opportunity to play cards and board
games until the end of the lunch period.
Hayes said creating the clubhouse should keep the


Anna Maria Elementary School will be follow-
ing the Manatee County School District dress code
this year.
The following is a checklist of apparel/items
that should not be worn or brought to school:
Sunglasses.
Hats, visors, bandanas, or other head apparel.
Visible, pierced-body jewelry other than worn
on the ear.
Cutoff pants or shorts.
Unbuckled belts.
Clothing that exposes the midriff.
Ill-fitting sweat pants or warm-ups.
Suspenders hanging down, including overalls.
Shirts advertising alcoholic beverages, drugs,
or bearing questionable language or artwork.
Known gang-related symbols.
Spandex-type dresses.
Beachwear.
Any clothing, accessories, jewelry, or hair
style that may be a distraction to self or others that
have obscene or drug-related phrases therein.


noise level down in the cafeteria, and keep the kids
happy.
At the end of the 2003-04 school year, new math
textbooks were purchased from McMillan-McGraw for
all grade levels. Hayes said teachers have already re-
ceived training and students may notice more hands-on
methods utilized in math class.
Hayes said she has not had any news of construc-
tion plans at this time, except to note that the Aug. 17
groundbreaking ceremony has been canceled without
explanation. The construction team is working on final-
izing the guaranteed maximum price for the project,
she said, and should be presented to the Manatee
County School Board this month.
Hayes said the district has also updated its parent-
student handbook, which will be distributed to students
on the first day of school.
Breakfast is served in the cafeteria at 7:50 a.m. and
students must be in class by 8:30 a.m. or will be marked
tardy. Dismissal time is 2:30 p.m.
For more information, call the school at 708-5525.


Jeans with holes, cuts, or slits above the knee.
Gym shorts or soccer shorts that are not proper
length (two-thirds of the length from waist to middle
of knee).
Footwear not secured at the heel.
Electronic equipment to include, but not lim-
ited to, boombox, camera, CD player, camcorder,
cell phones, pagers, and laser pointers.
Glass containers.
Male students choosing to wear a "net" shirt
must also wear an undershirt or an overshirt that
buttons. Tank tops are allowed, but should not be
loose around the arms, and female students
should be sure that straps cover undergarments.
Dresses should cover the entire back, and the
neckline should not plunge. Spandex skirts,
shorts and pants can only be worn if covered by
an overgarment of fingertip length. However,
Spandex-type shorts and trousers are not deemed
appropriate for males.
For more information, call Anna Maria Elemen-
tary School at 708-5525.


Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key, Cortez morning bus schedules


Anna Maria Elementary School
Route 87, Bus 543
Time Bus stop description
7:45 Gulf Drive at Palm
Avenue
7:47 Spring Avenue & Tarpon
Street
7:48 Spring Avenue & Bay
Boulevard South
7:49 Bay Boulevard &
Crescent Drive
7:50 Bay Boulevard & Hibiscus
Avenue
7:51 Bay Boulevard &
Alamanda Avenue
7:53 North Shore Drive &
Gladiolus Street
7:54 780 North Shore Drive
7:55 North Shore Drive &
Newton Lane
7:56 North Shore Drive &
Linda Lane
7:57 North Shore Drive & Pine
Avenue
7:58 Gulf Drive & Oak Avenue
7:59 Gulf Drive & Peppertree
Lane

Route 89, Bus 539
7:35 4120 Gulf of Mexico Drive
(Pattigeorges)
7:40 4825 Gulf of Mexico Drive
7:41 Gulf of Mexico Drive & St.
Judes Street
7:42 Gulf of Mexico Drive &
Emerald Harbor Drive
7:43 Gulf of Mexico Drive &
General Harris
7:44 Gulf of Mexico Drive & De
Narvaez Drive
7:45 Palm Drive & Broadway
(Rear of Chevron)
7:51 Gulf Drive & 11th Street
South, Bradenton Beach
7:52 Gulf Drive & Fifth Street
South
7:53 Gulf Drive & Second
Street North
7:53 Gulf Drive & Sixth Street


North
Gulf Drive & Ninth Street
North
1801 Gulf Drive
(Runaway Bay)
22rd Street & Avenue C
Avenue C & 24th Street
Avenue C & 25th Street
Gulf Drive & 28th Street
Gulf Drive & 30th Street


Route 70, Bus 122
7:46 3801 E. Bay Drive
7:49 Marina Drive & 67th
Street
7:50 Marina Drive & 68th
Street
7:51 Marina Drive & 71st
Street
7:53 Marina Drive & 72nd
Street
7:55 Marina Drive & 75th
Street
7:56 Marina Drive & 82nd
Street
7:59 Gulf Drive North & 75th
Street
8:00 Gulf Drive North & 72nd
Street
8:02 Gulf Drive North & 68th
Street
8:03 Gulf Drive North & 65th
Street

King Middle School
Route 80, Bus 561
8:15 75th Street West & 18th
Avenue West (east side)
8:20 24th Avenue West & 75th
Street West (west side)
8:24 Manatee Avenue West &
107th Court West
8:26 Manatee Avenue West &
Perico Bay Boulevard.
(north side)
8:28 11901 Manatee Avenue
W. (7-Eleven)
8:31 Manatee Avenue West &
Sixth Avenue West (north


side)
8:33 Gulf Drive & Harbor Drive
8:34 Gulf Drive & 51st Street
8:36 Sixth Avenue & Manatee
Avenue West
8:38 Sixth Avenue West &
35th Street
8:39 Gulf Drive & East Bay
Drive
8:41 Gulf Drive & 28th Street
8:42 Third Street North & Gulf
Drive
8:43 30th Street & Gulf Drive
North
8:44 31st Street & Avenue E
8:45 East Bay Drive & Sunbow
Bay
8:46 Manatee Avenue West &
Perico Bay Blvd. (south
side)
8:48 Manatee Avenue West &
Bristol Bay Drive
8:49 Manatee Avenue West &
Flamingo Drive

Route 87, Bus 543
8:26 Pine Avenue & Tarpon
Street
8:28 Tarpon Street & Spring
Avenue
8:29 Spring Avenue & Bay
Boulevard South
8:30 Bay Boulevard & Pine
Avenue
8:31 Bay Boulevard &
Crescent Drive
8:32 Bay Boulevard &
Poinsetta Avenue
8:34 Bay Boulevard &
Jacaranda Avenue
8:35 North Shore Drive &
Gladiolus Street
8:36 780 N. Shore Drive
8:38 North Shore Drive &
Newton Lane
8:40 North Shore Drive &
Linda Lane
8:42 North Shore Drive &
Coconut Avenue


8:44 Gulf Drive & Magnolia
Avenue
8:45 Gulf Drive & Oak Avenue
8:47 Marina Drive & 71st
Street

Route 70, Bus 122
Time Bus stop description
8:32 Gulf Drive North &
Peppertree Lane
8:33 Palm Drive & 76th Street
8:35 Palm Drive & Clark Drive
8:38 Marina Drive & Key
Royale Drive
8:40 Marina Drive & 62nd
Street
8:42 Marina Drive & 56th
Street

Sugg Middle School
Route 89, Bus 539
8:22 Avenue C & 26th Street
8:23 Avenue C & 24th Street
8:24 Avenue C & 22nd Street
8:26 Gulf Drive & 12th Street
8:30 Gulf of Mexico Drive &
Gulf Side Road (north
LBK)
8:34 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive
(Centre Shops)
8:35 Gulf of Mexico Drive & St.
Judes Street (Corner
Mart)
8:37 Gulf of Mexico Drive &
Dream Island Road
8:40 Gulf of Mexico Drive &
General Harris Street
8:42 Palm Drive & Broadway
(Rear of Chevron)
8:46 Gulf Drive & 10th Street
South, Bradenton
Beach
8:47 Gulf Drive & Fifth Street
South
8:48 Gulf Drive & Second
Street North


Bayshore High School
Route 62, Bus.40
6:15 Cortez Road & Waterway .
Apartments
6:18 Cortez Road & 101st
Street West
6:19 Cortez Road & 107th
Street West
6:20 Cortez Road & 115th
Street West
6:21 Cortez Road & 123rd
Street West
6:22 Cortez Road & 127th
Street West
6:37 Gulf of Mexico Drive 7
Pattigeorge's Restaurant
6:39 Gulf of Mexico Drive & St.
Judes Street
6:40 Gulf of Mexico Drive &
Jungle Queen Way
6:41 Gulf of Mexico Drive &
Dream Island
6:42 Gulf of Mexico Drive &
General Harris
6:43 Broadway & Palm Drive
6:44 Gulf Drive & Fifth Street
South
6:45 Gulf Drive & First Street
North
6:46 Gulf Drive & 12th Street
North
6:47 Gulf Drive & 17th Street
North
6:48 Avenue C & 22nd Street
6:49 26th Street & Avenue C
6:49 Cortez Road & 124th
Street West
6:50 Cortez Road & 106th
Street West
6:55 Cortez Road & 101st
Street West
6:57 Cortez Road & Coral
Boulevard
6:58 86th Street Court West &
44th Avenue Drive West
7:00 86th Street West & 54th
Avenue West
7:02 Cortez Road & 80th
Street West


Manatee High School
Route 76, Bus 189
6:36 Gulf Drive & 29th Street
6:37 Gulf Drive & 31st Street
6:38 East Bay Drive &
Manatee Avenue (Publix)
6:41 Gulf Drive & Haverkos
Court
6:43 Gulf Drive & 46th Street
6:47 11901 Manatee Avenue
W.
6:48 Manatee Avenue &
Perico Bay Boulevard
6:50 Manatee Avenue &
Flamingo Drive

Route 87, Bus 543
6:26 Pine Avenue & Tarpon
Street
6:27 Pine Avenue & Bay
Boulevard
6:28 Bay Boulevard &
Crescent Drive
6:29 Bay Boulevard &
Poinsetta Avenue
6:30 Bay Boulevard &
Alamanda Avenue
6:32 North Shore Drive &
Newton Lane
6:33 North Shore Drive &
Cypress Avenue
6:35 Gulf Drive & Magnolia
Avenue
6:36 Gulf Drive & Willow
Avenue
6:37 Gulf Drive & Oak Avenue
6:38 Gulf Drive & 85th Street
6:41 Palm Drive & 77th Street
6:42 Palm Drive & 71sf Street
6:43 Palm Drive & Key Royale
Drive
6:43 Marina Drive & 63rd
Street
6:44 Marina Drive & 57th
Street


Dress code for students at



Anna Maria Elementary school





THE ISLANDER 0 AUG. 4, 2004 M PAGE 21


Back.to.school -


night Thursday


at AME
Anna Maria Elementary School, located at 4700
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, is hosting an open house
and back-to-school night from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Aug. 5.
The open house for parents and their kindergar-
ten-, first- and second-grade students will be held
from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Classrooms will be open and I.
parents are encouraged to visit the campus with their [.
students during this hour. I
A "back-to-school" format is planned for grades
three through five. Parents may choose to attend ei-
ther of two half-hour sessions, at 5:30 p.m. or 6 p.m.,
when teachers will present an overview of classroom .[
procedures. Bili
Parents will also be able to visit the media cen-
ter, computer lab, music and art rooms. Information San
will also be available about the physical education fing
program, lunch service and Anna Maria Island Com- dra
munity Center's after-school program.
The Parent-Teacher Organization will have pre-
packaged school supplies designed with the specifi-
cations of each of AME's teachers for sale at the
open house.
Below is a list of suggested supplies from the
Manatee County School District for each grade
level.
Kindergarten: 24-count crayons, pencils, glue, L
scissors, spiral notebook, tissues, pocket folders,
large towel or rest mat.
First- and second-grade: glue, glue stick, scis-
sors, yellow No. 2 pencils, 24-pack of crayons, wide
rule notebook paper, eight-pack of markers, tissues
and pocket folders.
Third-grade: Wide-rule notebook paper, yellow
No. 2 pencils, tissue, water colors, markers, compo-
sition book.
Fourth- and fifth-grade: Pencils, erasers, loose-
leaf paper, crayons, markers, colored pencils, ruler,
scissors, glue, tissue, packaged wipes for cleaning desk.
For more information, call the AME administra-
tive office at 708-5525.


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,ers and correlating his drawing with what he feels. Alban was one of several kids to participate in the
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Anna Maria Elementary School menu
Monday, Aug. 9
Breakfast: Pancakes with Syrup, Cereal, Toast, Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, Fruit
unch: Ravioli with Garlic Toast, Breaded Chicken Patty on a Bun or Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich,
Tossed Salad, Tater Triangles, Fruit
Tuesday, Aug. 10
Breakfast: Sausage with Biscuits, Cereal, Toast, Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, Fruit
ch: Macaroni and Cheese, Fish Shapes or Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, Roll, Tossed Salad, Peas and
Carrots, Fruit
Wednesday, Aug. 11
Breakfast: Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Super Donut, Cereal, Toast, Fruit
unch: Turkey Gravy with Mashed Potatoes, Turkey, Ham and Cheese Sandwich with Baked Cheetos or
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, Green Beans, Tossed Salad, Fruit
Thursday, Aug. 12
Breakfast: French Toast Sticks, Cereal, Toast, Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, Fruit
ch: Taco with Lettuce, Tomato and Cheese, Turkey and Cheese Sandwich with Chips or Peanut Butter and
Jelly Sandwich, Vegetable Blend, Cucumber Coins, Fruit
Friday, Aug. 13
Breakfast: Yogurt, Cereal, Toast, Scrambled Eggs, Fruit
lunch: Pepperoni Pizza, Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich or Barbecue Rib on a Bun, Mixed Vegetables,
Tossed Salad, Fruit
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Sawfish data requested, net rule meeting Aug. 25


Seen any sawfish lately?
If you've spotted or caught a sawfish, scientists at
Mote Marine Laboratory would like to know about it.
Tonya Wiley, a staff biologist with the Center for Shark
Research and a part of the Sawfish Conservation Biol-
ogy Project, is looking for information about the odd-
looking critters with the big, saw-like nose.
Sawfish are in the same class of fish as sharks, rays
and skates. They have a cartilaginous skeleton and are
actually a ray with a shark-like body. Modem-day saw-
fish appeared about 56 million years ago and are dis-
tant cousins to the first sawfish which, according to
Mote scientists, arose about 100 million years ago.
Project scientists like Wiley are conducting fishing
surveys from Tampa Bay to the outer Florida Keys in
search of the fish. When a sawfish is captured, the scien-
tists record biological data such as length, weight, sex,
physical condition and environmental data. Each sawfish
is fitted with a plastic dorsal-fin tag, which has a unique
number for identification if recaptured. Recaptures supply
information such as movement, growth and habitat usage.
Scientists are also compiling a sighting and capture
database to provide data beyond that which is achievable
by surveys. Reports from the public, fishing guides, other
researchers and commercial boats all help define both pre-
decline and current distribution and abundance.
If anyone has caught or encountered a sawfish, or
does in the future, Mote would like to know about it. Re-
port as much information as is available, such as date and
time of capture, location, habitat type, water quality,
method of capture or encounter and fish size. Any photos
that are available from the encounter are also helpful.
To report information regarding a sawfish capture
or encounter, e-mail to sawfish@mote.org, or call 800-
691-MOTE.
Sawfish were once common inhabitants of the Gulf
of Mexico from Texas to Florida and the Atlantic coast
north to New Jersey. Today, saws are pretty much
found only in Everglades National Park and adjacent
areas as far as Tampa Bay on the west coast and St.
Augustine on the east coast. The population has prob-
ably declined to less than 5 percent of its original size,
and models indicate that it will take several decades,
and possibly much longer, for the population to re-
cover, Wiley predicts.
Old-time Cortezians remember when sawfish were
thick in Palma Sola Bay. The Islander has occasionally
run pictures of catches of the big fish well, 8-footers
or so off the north end of the Island.
There are regulations prohibiting the taking of saw-
fish in Everglades National Park, and the "harvest,
landing or sale of sawfish" has been banned, but only
Louisiana has laws on the books to prohibit "the tak-
ing, possessing or the attempt to possess any sawfish."
"An encounter with a sawfish by fishermen, boat-
ers and divers is an incredible experience," Wiley said.
"To allow this animal to disappear from our waters
would deprive future generations of one of the oceans
truly amazing animals."

Shark be-gone
Speaking of big fish, researchers think they've fi-
nally come up with a shark repellent that seems to
work, a task that's eluded biologists for about 50 years.
Ironically, the reason for the research is in part to
keep sharks away from long-line hooks targeting tuna
and swordfish in an attempt to halt the overfishing of
sharks worldwide.
The yellowish chemical apparently instigates a
"flight reaction" in the field-tested species. More test-
ing is planned on other types of sharks, like great
whites and makos.
The central ingredient in the new shark repellent,
called A-2, is found in dead sharks. Apparently, sharks
don't like to hang around from what their tiny little
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Net-specification rule
scheduled for Bradenton
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion officials have scheduled a series of net-specifica-
tion meetings throughout the state to receive comment
on some changes to fishing net laws.
A local hearing is scheduled at 6 p.m. Aug. 25 at
the Manatee County Administrative Center, 1112
Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.
The rule change addresses the number of meshes
per foot of net. The draft rule "sets a limit of 14 meshes
per foot of corkline," according to the FWC. "It has
been suggested that as many as 32 meshes per foot of
corkline should be allowed. In light of public testimony
at earlier workshops, staff is considering making a rec-
ommendation to increase the number of meshes al-
lowed per foot of corkline to 24 and would like to ex-
plore such a recommendation at the rule development
workshops."
There are no changes in the 500-square-foot net
requirements enacted in the 1995 gillnet ban in state
waters.
To read the entire proposed rule, go to:
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Midnight Pass redux
The Sarasota County Commission has agreed to
plunk down $637,000 to a consultant to attempt to get



Some things that can go

in the storm drains
Chemicals, motor oil, fertilizer everyone
should know that some things are definitely no-
nos when it comes to dumping in storm drains.
But Bradenton Beach Public Works Director
Dottie Poindexter said that there are some things
that can safely be allowed to flow into the city's
storm drains and, eventually, into Anna Maria
Sound.
The approved elements include:
Water line flushing.
Landscape irrigation.
Diverted stream flows.
Rising ground waters.
Uncontaminated ground-water infiltration to sepa-
rate storm sewers.
Uncontaminated pumped ground water.
Discharges from potable water sources.
Foundation drains.
Air-conditioning condensation.
Irrigation water.
Springs.
Water from crawl space pumps.
Footing drains.
Lawn watering.
Residential car washing.
Flows from riparian habitats and wetlands.
Dechlorinated swimming pool discharges.
Street wash waters.
Discharges or flows from emergency fire fighting
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federal, state and regional permits to reopen Midnight
Pass, that migrating channel that closed 20 years ago
between Siesta and Casey keys.
That's 20 years of bickering, feuding, sniping and
general obfuscation.
The pass migrated north beginning in 1983, threat-
ening two beachfront homes. The homeowners re-
ceived an emergency permit to relocate the pass away
from their homes before the houses were inundated.
The inlet switch didn't take and, pleading they were
running out of money after about eight attempts, the
pass was allowed to close.
Now, with a change in environmental climate po-
litically in Sarasota, the county commission is trying to
reopen the inlet. Proponents tout the increase in water
quality in Little Sarasota Bay; opponents decry the loss
of mangroves and seagrass beds the new pass would
displace.
One thing is certain: The proposed channel is a big
damn thing.
The original migrating inlet was sort of a Y-shaped
thing, with semi-deep channels going from the Gulf of
Mexico through the inlet itself, then angling both north
and south around a flood tidal delta called the Jim
Neville Preserve and then hooking up to the
Intracoastal Waterway.
The new channel would be one big inlet, running
almost due east-west from the Gulf to the Intracoastal,
cutting in at the south tip of the Preserve lands.
Total cost of the project, during its projected 30-
year life and with occasional maintenance dredging,
has been placed at $15 million. Funding sources are
still being sought, officials said.
About 330,000 cubic yards of material would be
placed on nearby beaches if the permits are issued for
the project.
Should they reopen the pass?
Midnight Pass has probably been the single most
controversial subject in Sarasota County for more than
two decades. It has pitted friends against friends or
ex-friends against ex-friends for all that time.
The interior of the former pass is today a lagoonal
environment, not an inshore pass system. Take the
water quality you find in Longboat Pass and compare
it with what you find in Palma Sola Bay northside and
you get an idea of the difference, except there are a lot
more mangroves and seagrass beds inside Midnight
Pass than you'll find in Palma Sola.
Probably one of the most telling aspects about
Midnight Pass comes from a real estate investor buddy
of mine. He was looking at a waterfront house in Little
Sarasota Bay the other day and thought it was a steal
at about $750,000 until he went out to the seawall and
looked at the water.
Brown. No visibility. Yuck.
"It'd be a $2 million home if they'd just clean up
the bay," he told me, declining to make an offer on the
house.
If the pass is reopened, he probably will have
missed a heck of a deal. Perhaps the deals are the deal
in the reopening proposal.

Sandscript factoid
According to Mote's Wiley, "sawfish slash the saw
from side to side through the water to strike at fish, espe-
cially mullet, jacks and ladyfish. The teeth on the saw are
strong and pointed, stunning, impaling, or killing the fish.
The fish is then consumed. Small sawfish also use the saw
to grub around the bottom to uncover crustaceans.
"Sawfish commonly reach lengths of 18 feet. It is not
known how long they live, how quickly they grow, when
they sexually mature or how often they reproduce.
"Newborn sawfish pups are about 18 inches long
and have a gelatinous sheath over the saw, to protect
the mother during birth, which quickly dissolves in
saltwater."



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THE ISLANDER 0 AUG. 4, 2004 M PAGE 23


Lots of mackerel, redfish, sharks out there


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Fishing has greatly improved in the past week and,
once the rains and high winds abate, action should con-
tinue to be good.
Inshore catch-and-release snook fishing is great,
and there are some reports of more than 20 redfish be-
ing caught per trip. There are also some big trout be-
ing caught.
Offshore action continues to be great for grouper
and snapper, and mackerel are almost everywhere.
There are also good reports of shark fishing and some
amberjack from the Gulf of Mexico.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said both
inshore and offshore fishing is above average right
now. In the Gulf, look for mackerel, grouper, snapper,
bonita and even a kingfish or two. Inshore action for
redfish is getting better by the day now that the water
has cooled a bit, and there are plenty of sharks being
caught by Marker 70.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said fishers there
are catching big mackerel, some small catch-and-re-
lease snook, redfish, snapper, some big yellowtail jacks
and small sharks to 3 feet in length.
Cliff Alcorn at the Anna Maria City Pier said
anglers there have been reeling in mangrove snapper,
catch-and-release snook at night, a few mackerel in the
morning, some flounder and small blacknose sharks.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
there are lots of good reports of mackerel catches out-
side of Terra Ceia Bay, and he's even heard of a couple
of tarpon hookups. Backwater fishing for redfish is fair,
with most fish in the 18- to 22-pound range.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business out of
Catchers Marina in Holmes Beach said he's catching
mackerel and snapper offshore, and redfish and catch-
and-release snook in the bays, with some linesiders


First shark
Joshua Mercer of Tampa caught his first-ever shark
while fishing with Capt. Mike Heistand last week.
The 40-pound blacknose shark was caught on light
spinning tackle. The day brought a total of four
sharks to the boat.
being "really big."
Teresa Baranowski at the Perico Island Bait and
Tackle said there are "a ton" of mackerel in Tampa
Bay. Mangrove snapper are thick along the Intracoastal
Waterway by Marker 33, but trout fishing remains av-
erage. There were are also a few redfish caught on the
seagrass beds just south of the Anna Maria Bridge, she
added.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach out of Catchers said he's finding plenty
of mackerel and snapper along the coastline, while in-


shore action features catch-and-release snook, redfish
and trout.
Capt. Matt Denham out of Catchers said he's
finding good-sized grouper to 25 pounds, amberjack to
30 pounds, snapper to 5 pounds, all in the Gulf. Fish-
ing is excellent offshore, he added.
Capt. Larry McGuire of Show Me The Fish Char-
ters said he has been catching gag grouper, red grouper,
scamps, mangrove and yellowtail snappers, along with
sharks, barracudas up to 5 feet and bonita. He's been us-
ing live bait such as pinfish, as well as frozen baits such
as thread herring and sardines, with the best action com-
ing in depths of 85-120 feet in the Gulf.
Capt. Ray Markham of Flat Back II said he's
been reeling in a slew of catch-and-release snook from
Terra Ceia Bay. He took Henry Zimmerman and Neil
Froman, both of Sarasota, out on a charter last week
and caught and released about a dozen linesiders of 25
inches, a couple dozen trout to 17 inches and one red-
fish.
Capt. Sam Kimball on Legend charters out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said his charters are
catching bonita to 10 pounds, banded rudderfish, a few
keeper-size grouper, triggerfish and snapper to 4
pounds.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's said he's putting his charters onto Spanish
mackerel, mangrove snapper, and redfish in the bays
are starting to come on strong. He's also catching lots
of catch-and-release snook and big trout.
On my boat Magic, we caught more than 20 red-
fish on every trip out last week, with most in the 18- to
27-inch range. We ran one shark trip last week and
caught four sharks to 5 feet in length, mostly blacktip
and blacknose species.
Good luck and good fishing.


Cortez's exotic crab is snowbird: Mangrove root crab


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
It's a tree-climbing, hot-weather mangrove root
crab that strayed north to its frontier limit and just
Stayed on.
That's the word from marine scientists who iden-
tified the rare crab variety that inhabits the rocks and
waters at the end of Blue Fulford's boat house and
dock in Cortez.
He and other watermen who have spent their lives
on the Gulf of Mexico had been baffled by the bright
red little guys that were markedly different from the
general run of crabs. There are at least three at his
place, Fulford said, and they are extremely shy.
Either there's another crab or Fulford's travel, for
J.O. Guthrie Jr. found one at the foot of his dock just
a block down the canal from Fulford's home. Guthrie
took a picture of it and The Islander ran it, asking what
the heck it was.
Robin Schoch of Cortez saw the photo and, ma-
rine biologist that she is, suspected it was a beaded
mud crab. But she wasn't sure, so she asked her gradu-
ate school professor, Dr. Darryl Felder of the Univer-
sity of Louisiana, e-mailing him the photo.


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Mangrove root crabs are now found in some loca-
tions in Cortez.
He put everybody straight: It's a mangrove root
crab, he said, Goniopsis cruentata.
Schoch, who lives in Cortez and teaches science at
the Pendleton High School for young athletes in train-
ing at the IMG Academies in Bradenton, took it from
there.
This kind of crab dwells in mangrove areas, usu-














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ally on the bottom and in the roots, and a few references
say they've been seen climbing the trees. It's strictly a
tropical creature, and our area is the extreme north end
of its tolerance because of water temperatures.
It's strictly a Gulf of Mexico dweller, apparently,
found in such garden spots as Cuba, Puerto Rico, Bra-
zil, Venezuela and so on, and the warm Gulf Stream
may take them to Bermuda. It is listed as a threatened
species in Martin, Palm, Broward, Dade and Monroe
counties.
Its red coloring is so brilliant that at least one fish-
erman mistook its sunlight reflection for a flashlight,
Schoch said.
She has lived in Cortez for 19 years. Her husband,
Capt. Terry Schoch, is a boat skipper who has a boat
sales business at Twin Dolphins Marina on the Mana-
tee River.
Their college-bound daughter probably will carry
on Mom's scientific interest, but "probably will end up
in medicine." Their son at 16 is more interested in surf-
ing and skimboarding, she said.


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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.


SEEKING PARTY CONSULTANTS. Visit
www.oloetta.AMSParty.com and then call (941)
778-2658 if interested. Will train PT/FT American
Stock Exchange Co.


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Thanks for saying "I1 saw it in The Islander"


830 North Shore Dr., Anna Maria...
Is back on the market at the OLD PRICE for a limited
time... until the owners find out that prices have con-
tinued to go through the roof. Then they're gonna
raise the price from $749,000 to lord who knows what.

Doug Dowling Realty
Phone & Fax: (941) 778-1222
E-Mail: dougdowling@earthlink.net
1 www.dougdowling.com


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CNA with over nine years of experience looking for
permanent FT/PT day or night private duty. Recent
references available. For information, please call,
(941) 345-7588.


REAL ESTATE: Tired of paying office fees? Two ex-
perienced agents needed for fast paced, high traf-
fic 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.
INSIDE SALES with light data entry. Apply at Rod
& Reel Motel, 877 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria.
PART-TIME MOTHER'S HELPER/nanny for three
young children in northwest Bradenton, mostly after-
school hours, three days per week. Good health, ex-
perience and references required. Call (941) 518-
9973.
RECEPTIONIST/SECRETARY: Full-time for busy
Island office. Good computer, phone and communi-
cation skills required. Fax resume, attention Ruth,
383-9453.
HOTEL: Front desk and back up light housekeep-
ing. Apply at Rod & Reel Motel. 887 N. Shore Drive,
Anna Maria
HELP WANTED: Part-time chef/sous chef and serv-
ers. 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,
-resfrelvihg, and generally assisting library patrons.
Call Eveann Adams, (941) 779-1208.
LOOKING FOR A GOOD DEAL? You can read
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941.778.4847 toll free 1.800.772.3235
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WEST OF GULF DRIVE 131 White Ave. Duplex on cor-
ner lot, two-car garage, two carports, screened fazoai, lots
of decks, over 3,900 sf. under roof. 150 steps to beach ac-
cess. Would also make a great Single Family home- Just
listed at $699,000. For more details call Stephanie Bell,
Broker, 778-2307 or 920-5156. MLS103353.





03. SERVING THE AREA SINCE 1970 MLS


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.

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.
CLEANING SERVICE Residential or commercial.
Daily, weekly, bi-weekly, move-ins, move-outs. Ex-
cellent references. Call (941) 750-8366.
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, af-
fordable. Call Websearchers, (941) 794-5477.


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Realty Co.

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




EXECUTIVE HOME


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, Island
resident. "Get the job done right." Free estimate,
many references. (941) 713-1907 cell, (941) 778-
5427 home.
I DON'T CUT corners, I clean corners. Affordable,
dependable cleaning. Chamberlain Professional
Cleaning, 778-7770. References available.
SUMMER PILATES and Yoga at Anna Maria Art
League. Beginning-intermediate. Drop-ins welcome.
Call instructor Preston Whaley Jr., (941) 778-3996.
MUSIC LESSONS! Flute, saxophone, clarinet. Be-
ginning to advanced. Contact Koko Ray, (941) 792-
0160.
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigeration.
Commercial and residential service, repair and/or re-
placement. Serving Manatee County and the Island
since 1987. For dependable, honest and personalized
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.
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 ex-
perience. References available. For a reasonable
price call Sebastian, (941) 704-6719.


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AFFORDABLE POOL HOME
$159,000 Caged pool, fenced
backyard, new A/C, carpet and tile
and a west side location. IB 103165

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

3224 EAST BAY DRIVE HOLMES BEACH
Gail Tutewiler

l e j 941-705-0227
u Tc oll Free 1-866-587-8559
AIiSt COMPANY GuilTutcRE@aol.coml


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

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

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REAL ESTATE
,,. OF ANNA MARIA

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


DIRECT GULFFRONT Wow! What a view from this third
floor southwest corner unit at Martinique South. Everything
is absolutely new! The kitchen has been redesigned, lanai
has been removed and the floor raised to enlarge the liv-
ing area. Too many upgrades to mention. Very elegantly
furnished. Inside washer and dryer. Building was upgraded
last year. Amenities include secured entrance, tennis,
heated pool, clubhouse and private beach. Garage and stor-
age room on the ground floor. Like new construction ex-
cept for the price only $742,000.


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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 dis-
count. 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.

LAWN CARE: Fast and reliable. Monthly or as
needed. Call Bobby, (941) 812-3884
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE
Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling,
cleanup. Island resident 25 years. Call (941)
807-1015.


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


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


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


VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, inte-
rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. 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.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. 35-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at
(941) 778-1730.
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction.
Free estimates, no overtime charges. Now certify-
ing back flow at water meters. (FL#RF0038118)
(941) 778-3924 or (941) 778-4461.
OVER THIRTY YEARS craftsman experience. In-
terior, 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 sup-
plied 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,
#CCC057977, #PE0020374. Insured. Accepting
MasterCard/Visa. (941) 720-0794.

CUSTOM RENOVATION/RESTORATION expert.
All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. In-
sured. Member of Better Business Bureau. Paul
Beauregard, (941) 779-2294.


Mike


Realty INc
3101 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(941) 778-6696 Office
(941) 778-4364 Fax
Kathy Caserta 1-800-367-1617 Toll-Free
Realtor, GRI, CRS (941) 778-6943 Home
(941) 704-2023 Cell


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


This freshly painted and refurbished |
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oilers Iranquil water views and an
ultra-spacious back yard with many --_.
citrus trees. Located on a quiet vil- .
lage street, this tranquil hideaway B --
offers a newly remodeled kitchen with white cabinets, appliances, and Corian
countertops, new central air and heat, pretty terrazzo floors, brick-paved driveway,
and a boat dock on deep water with direct bay and Gulf access (no bridges). Don't
miss this affordable hideaway, priced at $665,000.

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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.

MASON: 27 YEARS of experience. All masonry
work and repair. Cinderblock work, brick work,
glass block work, paver and brick driveways. Call
Chris, (941) 795-3034. Lic.#104776. Insured.

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.
Masonry, tile, painting. 35 years experience. Yes,
I do show up! (941) 778-3904.
JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry work, handy-
man, light plumbing, electrical, light hauling, pres-
sure washing and tree trimming. Call (941) 778-
6170 or 447-2198.
ABOUT GROUT: All repairs and installation. Done
right! Grout cleaning, sealing, stains. Showers,
kitchens, pools, re-caulks. Call Jeff, (941) 545-0128
or 569-8888.
CALL DAN'S RESCREEN for your free estimate to-
day. Affordable rates, quality work guaranteed. Pool
cages, lanais, windows, doors. Call (941) 713-5333.
WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more.
Lifetime warranty. Call Keith Barnett for a free in-
home consultation. Island references, 15 years ex-
perience. (941) 778-3526 or 730-0516.


SUMMER, AUTUMN, WINTER rentals available
weekly, monthly, seasonal. Wedebrock Real Estate
Co., (941) 778-6665 or (800) 749-6665.

CHECK US OUT AT www.islander.org !
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This superlative three or 4BR/3.5BA waterfront retreat
offers privacy with 260-plus trees on the end of an ex-
clusive cul-de-sac in beautiful Key Royale. Countless
amenities include gorgeous granite countertops in the
kitchen and master bath, Pella windows, Roman-style
Jacuzzi tub with gold-plated fixtures, and a wonderful
brick wood-burning fireplace. The preferred split bedroom
plan is enhanced by ceramic tile floors and dramatic 25-
foot tongue-in-grove, vaulted ceilings. This 253-foot front-
age on deep-water canals is protected from storms for
the discriminating persons. Built on the 9-foot level with
ample space for expansion makes it one of a kind at
$1,598,500. 631 Foxworth Lane. (941) 778-7837.


JON KENT


Thanks, I'm So Grateful!
"Jon, Thanks for all you have done and, yes, you may use me as a reference.
As I said before, smoothest closing I have ever had. A credit to you.... "
Michael Holley Holmes Beach

Thanks so much Michael!
"It was my pleasure helping you find a home for your family and your boat!"
Jon Kent Broker/Associate

Call Jon4RealEstate @ 920-0832
E-mail: Jon@Jon4RealEstate.com
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YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD REAL ESTATE SHOPPE.
Experience Reputation Results
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX 2BR/1.5BA each side.
Furnished and partially furnished. $525,000.
5400 GULFFRONT White sand beaches, sunsets, poolview.
1BR/1BA, new paint and carpet. Reduced to $265,000.
4 UNITS ANNA MARIA Some bayview. One 2BR,
three 1 BR, room for pool. Great investment. $870,000.
MARTINIQUE DIRECT GULFFRONT 1BR/1BA, elevator,
heated pool, storage. $450,000.
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SFABULOUS HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX
3BR/2BA each. Spacious, turnkey furnished, ce-
ramic tile, beautiful baths, new kitchens, sun deck,
room for a pool, west of Gulf Drive, very close to
-pr, meach. $1,078,000.

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.

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.

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.
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.

ISLAND TRIPLEX
2BR/1.5BA plus 1BR/1BA and 2BR/1BA.
Great investment! Watch the sunset as you col-
lect rent from these charming units. Easy to see,
call for appointment. Just steps to beautiful
beach. $749,000.

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


779-0202 (800) 732-6434
ANNA MARIA

E MLS SiCoast
REAL ESTATE LLC
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 www.suncoastinc.com


I wanna have Jesse's life! Great opportunity! Be your
own boss! Jesse's Beach Lounge, beer, wine, food.
Seats 25. Low Overhead! 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


GULFFRONT CONDO
BOAT DOCKS IN-
CLUDED overlooking the
pool from this designer-
decorated, spacious 2BR/
2BA at Longboat Yacht
and Tennis Club Mark II.
Reduced to $599,000.


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


SAILORS PARADISE. Come
see this designer-decorated
canal home in Anna Maria. The
property comes fully furnished
and features 200 feet of sailboat
waterfront, a caged pool, 3BR/
2BA on a cul-de-sac. This
property has it all! $799,000.

THIS 2BR HOME is just steps
from the beach and on the
west side of Gulf Drive! Build
up for views of the Gulf or just
enjoy this income property as
it is. On a large lot with room
for a pool. $429,000.

SPANISH MAIN:
Beautifully maintained and
updated free standing
villa. Amenities include
pool, clubhouse, boat
docks, putting green, in a
very active boating
community. One of the


best busy on Longboat Key, 55 and older community


THIS BEAUTIFUL DUPLEX
is only steps from the beach
and bay! Built new in 2001.
Each 2BR/2BA has French


doors and screened
balconies. Downstairs, grill
out in private patio or enjoy
a new fenced in back yard.
Three oversized bonus rooms not included in square footage.
Great investment! Offered at $644,900.

f t i LARGE HOME/DUPLEX
Better than a house! 4BR/
M N 3BA with a pool! Front unit is
S3BR/2BA with an oversized
single-car garage. Rear unit
".- -..' has been totally renovated and
is a very large I1BR/i BA with
two sets of French doors
leading to the pool. The pool has been completely renovated plus new
landscaping, new stucco and paint, new fencing, and a new paver entry
and patio area for rear unit. Large 90x100 lot zoned R-2. Offered at
$559,900.


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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!
1 (800)771-6043 (941)778-7244
5309 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach
www.gulfbayrealty.com


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Simply the Best


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.


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. $529,000.


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.


100+ Gulffront rental units with hun-
dreds more just steps from the beach.

Mike _,


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ISLAND SPECIALISTS



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Sandy's Lawn Service Inc.
Sandy' Established in 1983
Lawn Celebrating 20 Years of
Service Quality & Dependable Service.
Call us for your landscape
778.1345 and hardscape needs.
t t Licensed & Insured



Residential Commercial
Check our references.: a
"Quality work at a reasonable price,"
Licensed/Insured Serving Anna Maria Island Since 1986 761-8900

Paradise Improvements 778-4173
Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
IIl!li-II Replacement Doors and Windows
S- Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
Lic#CBC056755


*WAGNEQ QEALTY .
,t G32217 GULF DRIVE NORTI * lBRADENTON BEACIL rL 34217 i .
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HAQOLD SMALL REALTOR. -
Office: (941) 778-2246 792- 8628 /
E-mail: haroldsmall@wagnerrealty.com


John Penalver Photography
(941) 518-9629
Weddings. Events. Marine.Aenal
Over 30 years experience


FERRGOOD L.c
Painting & Pressure Washing
Quality Craftsmanship Residential Repaint Specialist
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VACATION RENTALS: 2BR apartments across from
beautiful beach, $375 to $500/week. Winter and
spring dates available. Almost Beach Apartments,
(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 renovated
and furnished. New washer/dryer, microwave.
Three-minute walk to beach. Off season, $500/week,
$1,500/month. Season, $800/week, $2,000/month.
Call Ron, (941) 795-2656.

VACATION RENTAL: 1BR/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/1BA 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, mi-
crowave, 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. $1,000/month. Available
now through Nov. 30. No pets, nonsmoking. (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., 1BR/1BA
duplex, $775/month; 205 Haverkos, 1BR/1BA du-
plex, no pet, $750/month; 2104 Avenue B, 1 BR/1 BA
duplex, furnished, no pet, $700/month or unfur-
nished $650/month; Perico Bay Club, 2BR/2BA villa,
garage, $1,100/month; Bay Hollow, 2BR/2BA, fur-
nished 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.

BAYFRONT ANNUAL 1BR/1BA. New kitchen and
all tile floors. Ground-floor and private. Phone (352)
267-9187, or e-mail hideawaycove@earthlink.net.


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

ANNUAL KEY WEST-style custom 3BR/2.5BA, ce-
ramic floors, oak stairs, greatroom with fireplace,
French doors, 2,000 sf living area and large
screened deck. (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 elevated
duplex, 18-by-12 ft. bonus room, fenced yard,
washer/dryer/dishwasher, central heat and air con-
ditioning, garage, one block to beach, new carpet/
paint. Nonsmoking, no pets, first, last, security. $900/
month. Also, 2BR/2BA, $775/month. (941) 713-1390.

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.

SEASONAL-VACATION rental: Very clean and cute
2BR/1 BA duplex with carport, private entrance, plus
laundry. Call now to reserve your spot. Available
now. August-November, $500/week; December-
April, $650/week. Ask us about a multi-week dis-
count. (941) 779-0215.
BAYFRONT SEASONAL rental: Spacious 2BR/1 BA
with washer/dryer, cable, phone Nicely furnished.
Ground-floor and private. Phone (352) 267-a187, or
e-mail hideawaycove@earthlink.net.
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL large 2BR/2BA, close to
beach. Laundry, porch. First, last security. $950/
month, plus electric. (585) 473-9361.
VACATION RENTAL: Charming fully furnished 1 BR/
1 BA, just across from white sandy beach. Call (941)
809-3714.

ANNUAL GROUND-LEVEL duplex, Holmes Beach,
2BR/1 BA. 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 $880/month.
New paint and carpet. Large covered deck. Over-
sized storage room downstairs. Call Island Real Es-
tate for great move-in specials, (941) 778-6066.

HOLMES BEACH: Unique 1 BR furnished efficiency,
steps to the beach. All utilities included except
phone. Pets are welcome. Annual. $700/month.
(941) 224-5664.

HOUSE FOR RENT: 3BR/2BA, one block to Gulf.
Private fenced back yard with pool and spa. Call
(941) 756-0132.

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BRADENTON BEACH/Cortez area. Spacious
2BR/2.5BA. All utilities paid, including cable and
laundry. Elevated apartment, sun deck. $1,175/
month. (941) 761-2725.

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:
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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, 2BR/2BA, plus den in Holmes
Beach, large garage, new carpet, ceiling fans,
freshly painted, on cul-de-sac, $995/month. (941)
713-6743.
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.
WATERFRONT PALMA SOLA 2BR/2BA
townhouse. Pool, boat dock. Vacation now! $450/
week. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.
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.

ANNUAL RENTALS: 2BR/2BA home with garage
$1,200,'mrn.t-k' Also, efficiency apartment $500/
_-moritfi.Fran Maxon Real Estate, (941) 778-2307.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA ground-floor duplex,
immaculate, open floor plan, tile throughout, garage,
--laundry, just steps to the Gulf, $850/month. (616)
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TENDER LOVING Care person needed. Bradenton
Beach 2BR/1 BA. Newly renovated home You'll be
very surprised at this value $800/month/annual.
(941) 761-7471.
ANNUAL 3BR/2BA very nice elevated home with
dock, washer/dryer, two-car garage, fenced yard
and more. Holmes Beach, Marina Pointe Realty Co.
(941) 779-0732.
BEACHFRONT, bayfront condos with gorgeous
views, 3BR/2BA and 2BR/2BA. Weekly, monthly, sea-
sonal rentals, furnished. By owner. (901) 301-8299.
PANORAMIC GULFVIEW annual 3BR/2BA execu-
tive home directly across from the beach. Com-.
pletely renovated. French doors, exquisite master
suite with separate entrance, deck, garage, addi-
tional parking. $1,900/month. (941) 778-8470.


ANNUAL 2BR/1BA unfurnished duplex, screened
porch. $775/month. Marina Pointe Realty Co. (941)
779-0732.
HOT NEW LISTINGS! Now bookings for 2005 sea-
son. Annuals available now. Duncan Real Estate,
(941) 779.-0304.
ANNUAL 1 BR/1 BA apartment, short block to beach.
Furnished or unfurnished. $700/month, including
utilities and cable. $350 security deposit. (941) 778-
8536
SUPER CHARMING! Bradenton Beach annual
1 BR/1 BA, one block to beach and bay, newly reno-
vated. Tile and wood floors. $715/month. (941) 778-
3647 or 284-1300.

ANNUAL AND SEASONAL rentals available! Island
duplex 2BR/2BA, $750/month. Cristin Curl, Wagner
Realty, (941) 778-2246, or (800) 211-2323.
www.wagnerrealty.com.

1BR APARTMENT UNFURNISHED, utilities included,
$700/month. Sandpiper Resort, Bradenton Beach, 55-
plus community. No pets. (941) 778-1140.
SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals.
1BR/1BA or 2BR/1BA with pool. Walk to beach,
shopping and restaurants. (941) 778-3875. Web site
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HARBOUR LANDINGS: Lot and dock. Beautiful
12,100 sq.ft. homesite offered by owner/Realtor.
Gated community in Cortez. $287,500 includes dock
for boat up to 35-feet Longview Realty, (941) 383-
6112, or George Noble, (941) 685-3372.
LAGUNA YACHT VILLAGE: Tranquil waterfront
community offers everything you've been looking
for. Deep-water boat docks, short walk to gorgeous
beaches, tropical setting and carefree living. Two
brand new quality built homes with spacious floor
plans and many upgrades starting at $638,500 and
three homesites starting at $240,000. Call Tina
Rudek or Mike Migone of Wedebrock Real Estate,
(941) 383-5543.

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

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

PERICO BAY CLUB. Specialist advises no proper-
ties 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,
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BY OWNER: 1BR, ground-floor villa, steps to boat
ramp. Custom kitchen and bath, all new interior. Pri-
vacy deck and yard. $297,500. (941) 778-0597.

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.

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.

JUST LISTED! 2BR/2BA near the beach. Like new
inside with large bedrooms. Possible deeded boat
slip. Call Harold Small, Wagner Realty, (941) 778-
2246, or cell 741-1768.

LOTS FOR SALE: Anna Maria. Buildable waterfront
lot, 75x1 17, unobstructed access to bay, immediate
closing. Asking $580,000. (732) 449-5255.

BY OWNER: Holmes Beach double lot, including
2BR/1 BA on corner lot. Recent updates. $389,000.,
(941) 761-2707.

LONGBOAT VILLAGE: 3BR/2BA home with unique
master bedroom/artist studio, two-car garage, hot
tub. $595,000. Exclusive, Real Estate Mart, (941)
756-1090.

KEY WEST-STYLE 3BR/2.5BA, 800 feet to beach,
custom designed, ceramic floors, oak stairs, 30-foot
covered, screened deck, upgrades, private setting
on large lot. Room for boat/cars, plus two storage
rooms. $789,000. (941) 794-9921 or 773-6581. Bro-
kers welcome.

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$619,000. 778-4675.


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MAKE THIS SUMMER the best! Tennessee's
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DREAMING OF MOVING to the cool Carolina
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EAST TENNESSEE PROPERTY! Near GSMNP
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NEW LOG HOME-2.3 Acres/$89,900/N.C. Moun-
tains. New 1,300 square-foot log home with big
views to be built. Privacy, 3,000 elevation and
easy access. Excellent financing. (800) 455-1981,
ext. 224.

BUY MOUNTAIN LAND now! Five acres, high alti-
tude, spectacular view, paved road, stream, se-
cluded, $55,000. Owner financing. Bryson City, N.C.
Call owner (800) 810-1590.
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BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLINA. Summer is here.
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alty Murphy NC. Call for free brochure. (800) 841-
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GREAT VIEW 2BR/2BA, sauna, fireplace, spacious
wrap around dock with views of the Sunshine Skyway,
downstairs office. $595,000.
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TENNESSEE LAKEFRONT SALE! Five-acre lake
view only $39,900! Great views, moderate climate.
Excellent financing available. Toll-free (866) 770-
5263. Waterfront Group Inc.

LAKE BARGAIN $24,900. Free covered boat slip!
Gently sloping lake view parcel with nice mix of low
rolling meadows and trees. Abuts national forest on
35,000-acre recreational lake in Tennessee Paved
roads, water, sewer, more. Excellent financing. Call
now, (800) 704-3154, extension 483, Sunset Bay
LLC.

DESTIN, FLORIDA: New boutique hotel. Harbor
beach, pool, private balconies, directly on water.
Steps to finest restaurants. Introductory rate. The
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CUED IN
By Brendan Emmett Quigley / Edited


Across
1 Common Web site sect.
4 Revolt
10 Do some copy work
14 "Phooey!"
18 20-Across forerunner
19 Vast
20 See 18-Across
21 Like a blue rose
22 "Is __?"
23 Description of an 18th-
century writing desk?
26 Jefferson player in
"Jefferson in Paris"
28 Barren
29 Singer Rose
30 Hit
31 French eye
32 "This is serious!"
35 Oil shipment: Abbr.
38 Old dagger
39 Mrs., abroad
40 Intelligent like Groucho
Marx?
42 Ones calling the shots?:
Abbr.
44 Cut
46 Gives with confidence
47 Charles after whom a
sports field was named
50 Sawed gourds, so to
speak
54 Move it
55 Small change
57 Like the botanist
Linnaeus
60 Verdi's" tu"
63 Spots for 42-Across
64 Be a director
66 Woods along a fault line?
70 It's a scream
71 Advertising supplement
73 Twisted yarn
74 Johnny with the 1980 #1
country hit "Lookin' for
Love"
75 Constant tic?


78 Marvin Gaye's "Can __
Witness"
79 Some M.I.T. grads: Abbr.
80 A, B and C in D.C.
81 Establishes
83 Kind of comb
85 Whip but good
88 Nicole Kidman or Tom
Cruise, e.g.
90 __ Dam on the Sacra-
mento River
91 Needle
96 First word in "Send in the
Clowns"
98 Time of anticipation
99 Geologist's entire collec-
tion?
103 FedEx rival
105 Prefix with distant
108 Instant
109 Problem in a plane cabin
110 Burned up
111 University of Kentucky's
Arena
112 Tops: Abbr.
114 Vein contents
115 Stroll
117 Crusading knight's story?
122 Hoover, e.g., in brief
123 Cracked open
124 Baltic resident
125 Getting ready to play
seven-card stud
126 Sorority letter
127 "Saturn Devouring His
Children" painter
128 Thinking prefix
129 10-, 11- and 12-year-olds
130 Kind of room

Down
1 Some military maneuvers
2 Film genre
3 Fast break result, on the
court?
4 They might precede
blows


by Will Shortz

5 Cooks' gadgets
6 Replacements for miss-
ing teeth in dental arches
7 Slippery as _
8 See 116-Down
9 Toast to one's health
10 Producing more chills
11 Library stamp
12 Grp. that launches inves-
tigations
13 Worn frazzle
14 Heart
15 Transport that runs on
tracks
16 It may be bookmarked
17 State with only three
counties: Abbr.
19 On one's
24 "Forever, (1996 hu-
mor book)
25 Al Jazeera employee
27 One of the Wayans
brothers
33 Indian bread
34 Neck of land: Abbr.
36 Kind of part
37 Former records
40 Lodge
41 Freakish
43 Blockhead
45 One way to take things
47 Foils
48 Airborne Rangers gear
49 Expressionless
51 Not opt.
52 Cabinet dept.
53 Thoreau and others
56 "Thong Song" rapper
58 Piece supporting the rud-
der
59 Ax wielder
61 Start to tremble?
62 "There!"
65 Doctor's prefix with -
ologist
67 Greek cheeses
68 City SW of Kansas City


69 coil
72 "Time _" (old sci-fi se-
ries)
76 Moving
77 Actress Cattrall of "Sex
and the City"
82 Do perfectly
84 Pothouse
86 Clip
87 "The Pianist" extra
89 Newspaper's choice for
public office
91 Brightness measure-
ments, for short


92 Have second thoughts
93 Bettor's spot
94 Feather's partner
95 Getting there
97 Add for free
100 __ be different
101 Seasons
102 Vampire of fiction
104 Hardly long-distance
runners
106 News briefing
107 Syrup in the medicine
cabinet
110 Outpouring


113 Additional, in ads
116 With 8-Down, course
that includes Shak.
117 Broom rider
118 Spanish eye
119 QB Manning
120 End of a demonstration?
121 Tucson-to-L.A. dir.


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BRADENTON BEACH
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SNEAD ISLAND ESTATE Exquisite two-story
custom- designed home with separate guest
house all on a landscaped acre. Gorgeous
Manatee River views. Deep water and boat
dock with lift. Jane Tinsworth, 761-3100.
#101721. $2,200,000


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 SNEAD ISLAND & DOCK! Just slip your yacht
bright over 2,800 sf, spacious with cathedral into the canal and head for the bay. Spanish-
ceiling, gas range, fireplace for both the living style home, 2BR/3BA, huge family room, with
room and bedroom, large loft. Turnkey, war- wet bar, garden courtyard and screened pool.
ranty. Becky Smith or Elfi Starrett, 778-2246. Norm Barker, 722-2246. #100501. $695,000
#103828. $729,900


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


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


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











WALK TO PALMA SOLA BAY Updated 3BR/
3BA 2,400 sf. great landscaping pond, fenced
yard and two large outside decks, one with hot
tub Unique two-story plan is perfect for in-law
suite. Jane Tinsworth. 761-3100. #100790.
$299,900.


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