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


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Volume 12, No. 43 Sept. 1, 2004 FREE


Trustee asks court to toss Tidemark bankruptcy


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
U.S. Bankruptcy Trustee Felicia Turner, oversee-
ing the Tidemark bankruptcy petition, has filed a mo-
tion with the bankruptcy court in Tampa asking that
Tidemark's bankruptcy be either dismissed or con-
verted to a Chapter 7 (involuntary) bankruptcy.
Turner claimed Tidemark and managing partner
Nick Easterling have failed to provide her with tax re-
turns, proof of insurance, copies of monthly operating
reports and proof of DIP bank accounts as required by
the court order authorizing Tidemark to continue to
operate as a business.


Tidemark's "lack of compliance with the orders of
the court" prevent her from properly administering the
case, Turner said, and it's time to throw the case out.
The hearing on Tidemark's proposed reorganiza-
tion plan with RPG was scheduled for Wednesday,
Sept. 8.
But Tidemark's latest troubles don't end with
Turner's motion.
Like a jilted suitor asked to "speak now or forever
hold your peace" at the marriage ceremony, Southstar
Development of Coral Gables has filed a motion against
the proposed reorganization plan of the bankrupt Tide-
mark project in Holmes Beach. The new plan filed by


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Plenty of congestion
Traffic has been tied up by long-awaited bike lane construction in Bradenton Beach, but an end may be in site.
Work should wrap up the end of September -just in time for the October influx of snowbirds. Islander Photo:
J.L. Robertson


Escarpment more than just


on beach in Bradenton Beach


By Paul Roat
As with many things involving roadway projects
on Anna Maria Island, the under-construction bike
lanes along both sides of Gulf Drive in Bradenton
Beach have encountered something of a wall.
A wall next to the bike path on the east side of the
road in the southern part of the city, that is.
Due to construction of a sidewalk many years ago
that apparently did not meet Florida Department of
Transportation standards, and was not approved by
DOT for construction in its easement, the new 4-foot-
wide bike path from about Eighth Street to 11th Street
South in the city has a rather significant "escarpment"
looming next to the path.
The mini-cliff is about a foot high, causing poten-
tial problems for future cyclists.
"We're working to correct it," said Bradenton
Beach Public Works Director Dottie Poindexter.
"We're working with the DOT, and it will meet all
DOT safety standards when we're finished." She
said bollards or other "streetscape" material would


be placed along the roadway to provide bicyclists
notice that there is a cycling issue along those
blocks.
Another problem spot with the path, which when
completed will run on both sides of Gulf Drive
throughout Bradenton Beach, deals with drainage prob-
lems from about 12th Street North to 20th Street north
in the northern part of the city.
"It's one of Bradenton Beach's biggest bloopers,"
Poindexter said of the problem, adding that the drain-
age issue should also be corrected to meet DOT stan-
dards.
The approximately $300,000 project is funded
mostly from special DOT funds, with about $30,000
coming from the city in the form of matching grants.
APAC Construction of Sarasota is performing the
work.
Poindexter said about 80 percent of the project
should be completed before Labor Day, with the entire
project scheduled to be completed by the end of Sep-
tember.


Tidemark two weeks ago would allow Tidemark to join
forces with Reliance Property Group of Conn. and not
Southstar as previously announced in July.
Southstar claims it had a "no shop" agreement with
Tidemark and Easterling, giving Southstar exclusive
rights to the property. Easterling had no business
dumping the Southstar plan in favor of one offered by
the Reliance Property Group of Conn.
In addition, Southstar claims Tidemark owes it
$215,103 in "administrative expense" in preserving
Tidemark after it agreed to join forces with Easterling
PLEASE SEE TIDEMARK, NEXT PAGE



Fire tax rejected,


Bradenton Beach


manager, too
Voters Tuesday once again turned down a proposal
by West Manatee Fire & Rescue officials to initiate a
property tax to supplement revenue.
And Bradenton Beach electors rejected the concept
of having a city manager form of government.
The fire district proposal, which would have al-
lowed up to 1.0 mill property assessment but which
officials said would only be about half that amount,
failed 3,921 to 3,873.
In Bradenton Beach, the city manager vote was
165 no, 134 yes.
In other Bradenton Beach charter proposals, voters
approved a charter change to limit building height to no
more than 29 feet above the Federal Emergency Man-
agement Agency base for the first floor of living space.
The vote was 224 yes, 78 no.
A charter amendment requiring a "supra-majority"
of city commissioners four out of the five, rather
than a simple majority of three to approve compre-
hensive plan changes, rezonings, variances and other
land-use changes, also passed, 187 to 112.
And the final charter proposal, which prohibits the
city commission from selling or vacating any water
access also passed, 247 to 54.
At presstime, Manatee County Commissioner Joe
McClash had 67 percent of the vote to retain his seat
and both Manatee County School Board incumbents,
Harry Kinnan and Frank Brunner, were re-elected.
For complete Manatee County election results, go
to The Islander Web site: www.islander.org.


Turtle babies, page 7.


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T R A C K I


Hurricane Frances threatens
northeast coast of Florida
Hurricane Frances, another Category 4 hur-
ricane with sustained winds of 133 mph as of
Tuesday, is forecast to strike the eastern coast
of the United States Labor Day weekend.
National Hurricane Center computer models
indicate Tuesday the storm could reach the area
near St. Augustine Sunday morning. However,
forecasters indicate that the storm is so large
and powerful that the entire state should be
watchful for the threat of flooding, storm surge,
high winds and torrential rain.





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Renovations at

Manatee Public

Beach
Holmes Beach city commissioners approved a
temporary-use permit at their Aug. 24 meeting for
Manatee County to bring in two temporary trailers for
food and retail sales while the main building at the
Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, undergoes
needed renovations.
The trailers will allow the current operators of the
retail and food concessions to continue with some ser-
vices.
Saunders told commissioners that the Turtle Watch
people were concerned about lighting at the temporary
trailers because they didn't want hatchlings to go the
wrong way.
Sam Love of Manatee County said workers are
"doing a lot in a short amount of time," and asked for
the temporary use permits until Oct. 31. "But we
should be finished around Oct. 15," he pledged.
The renovated facility will have four ADA-compli-
ant rest rooms, a new roof and kitchen facility and an
improved overall appearance, Love said.


City halls close,

waste collection

mostly early
City government will shut down on Anna
Maria Island and Longboat Key Monday, Aug. 6,
for the Labor Day holiday, and only one city will
have regular waste collection that day.
Bradenton Beach trash will be collected as al-
ways on Monday, but Anna Maria, Holmes Beach
and Longboat Key will have solid waste and recy-
cling pickup prior to the holiday on Saturday,,
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Hayes reportedly quits commission race
Ben Hayes of Anna Maria has reportedly quit seat.
the race for one of two commission seats in the Efforts to reach Hayes for confirmation were
city up for election in November. unsuccessful, but an Islander staff member said
Hayes was challenging incumbents Duke Hayes told her he was not going to actively seek
Miller and Linda Cramer for a commission election.


Tidemark controversy continues
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
in July to save the troubled project.
Southstar also "funded the debtor's operations"
with debtor-in-possession financing "in anticipation of
acquiring the debtor's assets," court documents said.
Southstar also claimed Tidemark has defaulted under
the DIP agreement, and failed to provide it with a num-
ber of documents, including monthly operating reports
on how the DIP finance loan of $140,000 was spent, as
required by the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.
Southstar asked the court to deny approval of
Tidemark's disclosure statement and order Tidemark to


pay the administrative claim of $215,103.
Easterling said he could not comment on the pend-
ing motions, but said he was confident that the court
would approve the new plan involving RPG. "Every-
body would get paid," under that plan, said Easterling.
RPG owner Ken Dardis has pledged up to $5.6
million in financing to get the company out of federal
bankruptcy court and operating as a solvent business.
If the court allows the plan, Tidemark creditors
would have to vote to approve the reorganization.
The planned 40-unit Tidemark hotel/condominium
and marina just north of the Wachovia Bank building
was approved by the Holmes Beach City Commission
in August 2001.


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Anna Maria eyes


big bucks for


building permits

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Faced with a "bare bones" budget for 2004-05 that
leaves little room for any capital improvement projects,
such as a new $58,000 roof for city hall, the Anna Maria
City Commission is looking at a fee schedule for various
permits and services as a revenue generation measure.
At its Aug. 26 meeting, commissioners received a
draft fee schedule from Building Official Kevin
Donohue and Mayor SueLynn that would charge for a
host of city permits.
Those include a new schedule of fees for building
permits that starts with $50 for the first $1,000 of valu-
ation and increases by $19 for each additional $1,000
of valuation. A renovation project valued at $100,000
would cost $1,931 for a permit, if the proposed sched-
ule is adopted, while a new home valued at $500,000
would cost $9,531 for a permit.
That could be bad news for homes in the Villa
Rosa housing project on South Bay Boulevard, but
good news for the city treasury. At an average price of
$2 million, each home built in the subdivision would
cost an average $38,031 for a permit. With 17 homes
planned in Villa Rosa, the city can anticipate approxi-
mately $650,000 in permit fees from that project alone.
The proposed fee schedule also includes a charge
for a right-of-way work permit, a petition to vacate a
right of way, concurrency appeals, amendment and
rezoning applications, fence applications, site-plan
approval, special-use alcohol permit, a variance appli-
cation, a demolition permit and a number of other per-
mits offered by the city.
Commissioners will grapple with specific charges
for those permits at their Sept. 9 workshop session.
The commission will also examine a stormwater
assessment fee for property owners that would be simi-
lar to the Holmes Beach plan already in place.

Tropical Treats
Commissioners unanimously agreed to issue a spe-
cial-use alcohol permit for beer and wine to the Tropi-
cal Treats restaurant at 9903 Gulf Drive after learning
that the owners had changed their menu to ensure that
full-course meals were offered.
While some members of the public thought the
commission should consider parking and seating re-
quirements, Commission Chairperson John Quam
pointed out that the code pertaining to special-use per-
mits states that the commission only deal with the re-
quirements for the permit, not other issues.
Those are issues for another day and another meet-
ing, he said.

Oak-Tarpon paving dispute
An agreement to end the nearly year-long dispute
over the allegedly poor paving job done on Oak and
Tarpon avenues by APAC paving appears possible.
After rejecting a number of compromise solutions
with APAC that would have required the city to pay
$9,000 or more above the $33,000 contract price, commis-
sioners agreed somewhat reluctantly to approve
payment of an additional $3,000 to APAC. In return,
APAC will replace 90 feet of 1-inch-deep asphalt on Oak
Avenue to Gulf Drive with 1 1/2 inches of asphalt.
At the same time, Baskerville-Donovan Inc., the
city's engineering firm, will supervise the project at no
charge. APAC has also agreed to honor its three-year
warranty, said Tom Wilcox of BDI.
If commissioners agree to the contract change or-
der at a special meeting at 6:45 p.m. Sept. 9, the city
will issue BDI a check to APAC for 90 percent of the
original $33,000 contract. BDI will hold that amount
in escrow until APAC completes all the agreed work
and BDI approves the job. Any balance due APAC will
be paid later upon BDI approval.

Hurricane Charley
Mayor SueLynn gave an overview of the city's
hurricane preparations and evacuation Aug. 12 due to
the threat of Hurricane Charley. She also thanked Rot-
ten Ralph's Restaurant on South Bay Boulevard for
providing food to Manatee County Sheriff's Office


Busted
This
section of
seawall
along
Marina
Drive in
Holmes
Beach will
now have
to be
replaced
after heavy
rains the
night of
Aug. 24
caused the
wall to
collapse.
Islander
Photo:
Rick Catlin


Seawall disobeys city, funding plan


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore gave city
commissioners Aug. 24 the good news that extra re-
pairs needed on the seawall along Marina Drive
would only cost an additional $3,000, not the $75,000
maximum the commission had authorized.
Maybe she should have waited until the next
day, because a rainstorm later that night dumped
approximately 3 inches of water on the city and the
already under-repair seawall. Approximately 30
feet of seawall collapsed under the weight of the
water and additional repairs will now cost around


deputies who were on patrol during the evacuation in
the city Aug. 12-13.

Waterfront Restaurant
Commissioners stumbled a little bit over a lease
with the Waterfront Restaurant for parking spaces at
the City Pier parking lot.
The commission had voted to approve the
Waterfront's site plan July 28 and agreed to write a
lease for enough parking spaces for the restaurant to
meet code requirements, but Commissioners Dale
Woodland and Carol Ann Magill said they now had
"reservations" about leasing city property to a private
company.
Woodland said he didn't want the city to be in a
situation where it's giving "preferential treatment" to
a business because others will come and ask for the
same privilege.
Magill said approval of the site plan happened "so
fast, and we wanted to get them approved."
She also noted that the city already has a lease with
the City Pier Restaurant, but City Attorney Jim Dye
said that lease only extends 100 feet south of the pier
and the spaces needed by the Waterfront would not be
affected by that lease.
Besides, said Quam, Waterfront customers are
parking in the City Pier lot anyway. The lease doesn't
change the way people now park to eat at the restau-
rant, it just satisfies the code requirement.
The Waterfront Restaurant was damaged in a
March 17 fire that was later determined to be arson.
Owners Jason and Leah Suzor submitted a site plan to
the commission to rebuild the restaurant, but faced a
lack of seven parking spaces to meet the city's code
requirements.
Magill and Woodland agreed to a compromise so-
lution offered by Quam and Commissioner Duke
Miller for a one-year lease with the Waterfront with an
automatic renewal unless either party serves a 90-day
cancellation notice. During the coming year, Magill
said she wants the commission to address parking at a
number of locations in the city, not just the Waterfront.
The Waterfront will not be allowed to put up park-
ing signs at the City Pier lot under the proposed lease
agreement.
Quam placed the lease agreement on the Sept. 23
commission meeting agenda for a second reading.


$26,000, Whitmore said.
Engineers have told her the storm affected the
"integrity of the wall," and 60 feet of wall must be
replaced, although the damage is only along 30 feet,
she said.
"Everything was fine Tuesday evening, then the
storm hit," the mayor said.
Bayshore Construction is doing the seawall re-
pair work and a superintendent on the site said he
expected the additional work would only add an-
other week to the estimated repair time.
"We should be out of here in about two to three
weeks," he said, barring any further weather delay.


Meetings

Anna Maria City
Sept. 8, 6:45 p.m., Environmental Education and En-
hancement Committee meeting.
Sept. 9, 6:45 p.m., special city commission meeting on
paving issues.
Sept. 9, 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
Sept. 2, 7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda: Pub-
lic comment, continuation of second reading on fences
and pools, first reading on stormwater management fee,
request for date for shade meeting, building official up-
date, discussion on stormwater management fee and cred-
its, records management discussion, consent agenda, com-
mission reports and calendar scheduling.
Sept. 8, 6 p.m., Citizen Advisory Committee on the
Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Code
meeting CANCELED.
Sept. 9, 7 p.m., public hearing on 2004-05 budget.
Bradentoni B,ach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
Sept. 8, 5 p.m., parks-beautification committee meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Holiday Closures
Governmental offices in Anna Maria, Bradenton
Beach, Holmes Beach and Longboat Key will be
closed for Labor Day Sept. 6.
Waste Management will not be picking up recycling or
garbage on Sept. 6 in Anna Maria, Holmes Beach and
Longboat Key in observance of the holiday; alternate
pickup date will be Saturday, Sept. 4. There will be no
change in garbage collection for Bradenton Beach.
The Isander office will be closed Monday, Sept. 6, and
early deadline of noon Friday, Sept. 3, applies to all
classified advertising.


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Holmes Beach to condo project: 'Proceed at own risk'


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Seems like someone forgot to look at the future
land-use map in Holmes Beach when the Odom-
McLaughlin Development Co. decided to build a six-
unit condominium complex at the site of the former
Christian Science Church on Marina Drive.
While the land is zoned medium density R-2,
which allows duplex units, the city's FLUM enacted in
1989 designates the church property as public/semi-
public space.
Oops.
That means the developers need a small-scale
amendment to the FLUM, Building Official Bill
Saunders told commissioners at their Aug. 24 meeting.
Problem is, Oden-McLaughlin has already started
work on one building, plans to build another building
and two pools, and needs a variance.
But even a small-scale amendment takes time to be
prepared by the city's professional planner Bill
Brisson, approved by the planning commission, then
passed by the city commission in a public hearing. In
the interim, said Mayor Carol Whitmore, "We've had
to write a letter telling them to proceed at your own
risk." There's no guarantee the amendment would be
approved by the commission.
Commissioner Rich Bohnenberger was in favor of
"correcting the situation, but keep the project under 10
units per acre." Oden-McLaughlin plans on just six
units.
At the same time, noted Saunders, there are two
other churches in the city that are in the R-2 zone and
these must also be addressed in the amendment.

Budget
Commissioners got the bad news from City Trea-
surer Rick Ashley that he's increased the line item for
legal fees in the 2004-05 budget to $200,000, double
the 2003-04 budgeted amount.
"We've had some major bills come in," noted
Ashley, and he may budget even more money, consid-
ering the current number of lawsuits against the city.
Commissioner Don Maloney suggested it was time
for the city to hire a professional city planner, but other
commissioners said the city should just retain Bill
Brisson on an "as needed" basis as it does with the city
attorney.
Besides, noted Commissioner Roger Lutz, a full-
time planner would not avoid lawsuits against the city.
"When two rich guys get in a squabble with us, we're
going to be sued no matter what. I don't agree a full-
time planner would solve our problems."


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Developers of the Island Walk condominium project at 63rd Street and Marina Drive in Holmes Beach have
been advised by the city to proceed cautiously until the city enacts a small-scale amendment covering the
property for condominium units. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin


amount budgeted to the Anna Maria Island Community
Center to the Anna Maria Elementary School Parent-
Teacher Organization to pay for state-mandated U.S.
flags in each school room. The flags must be made in
the United States, but state funds can't be used to pur-
chase them, said Maloney.
Sean Murphy of Beach Bistro restaurant, however,
said he would be happy to pay the cost of the flags to
keep the money for the Center at $35,000.

Budget requests
Bohnenberger said he'd like to see where the
money goes that the city gives to various organizations
every year. In particular, he'd like to see the financial
statements from the Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch
organization.
"My concern is that we are legitimately contribut-
ing money to where it's supposed to be going," he said.
Ashley said he had a short financial statement from
Turtle Watch.


Maloney proposed moving $1,000 from the

Holmes Beach struggles with pensions


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach Police Pension Board asked the
city commission Aug. 24 to increase the city's contri-
bution to each police officer's retirement fund starting
in the 2005-06 budget.
But Mayor Carol Whitmore and Commissioner
Rich Bohnenberger were concerned that the city is al-
ready paying enough to the retirement fund, in addition
to other benefits provided police officers.
If approved, the city would contribute 36.8 percent
of an officer's annual salary to the fund, up from the
current 33 percent. The city employees only get a 9
percent contribution, said Whitmore.
"Don't get me wrong. I love our police force and
they do a wonderful job, but I don't support increasing
the contribution any more," she said. Money for in-
creased pension contributions would have to be taken
from other areas of the budget, likely in the public
works area, Whitmore noted.
Wait a minute, replied Lt. Dale Stephenson of the
Holmes Beach Police Department and a member of the
pension board. The current ordinance was adopted in
1991 and the last revision was 1997, seven years ago.
That benefit was partially funded by the officers them-
selves, he noted.
"We don't come to the city commission too often,
and this is for 2005-06," he said.
Pension board attorney Lee Dehner and actuary
Ward Foster said the contribution increase was esti-


mated at $21,000 annually with some additional state
funding, and at $26,000 without that. The funding af-
fects 13 officers.
The amendment would also allow police officers to
retire at age 50 after 10 years of service, at any age af-
ter 25 years on the force, and early retirement with
penalty after 20 years.
But Bohnenberger believed the city is already pro-
viding a great benefits package and was concerned
about several legal aspects of the city's liability for
retirement regarding a police officer who develops a
medical condition while employed with the city,
whether duty related or not.
Not so, said Dehner. The city still has the option of
rebuttablee presumption" of a medical condition affect-
ing a police officer who requests retirement.
Maybe, said Bohnenberger, but he was not inclined
to approve the request until it had been reviewed by the
Florida League of Cities and its legal counsel for "re-
buttable presumption" of a medical condition.
Several members of the public spoke in favor of the
increase, including Sean Murphy and former police of-
ficer Bob Jones.
"We are only talking about $21,000 more a year,"
said Murphy. "That's just about $10 per family."
Commission Chairperson Sandy Haas-Martens said
Acting City Attorney Michelle Hall would present the
ordinance amendment to the FLC attorney responsible for
police retirement and funding and get an opinion. The is-
sue was placed on the Sept. 14 commission agenda.


Air conditioning, air quality
Superintendent of Public Works Joe Duennes told
commissioners that it will cost between $4,500 and
$5,500 for a mechanical engineer's study of the city
hall air-conditioning system, including air quality and
mold.
Duennes said the preliminary reports indicate that,
to some degree, the problems are maintenance related.
The city did not purchase a maintenance contract on the
air-conditioning system when it was installed several
years ago.

Public access denied
Whitmore said the city has had to post notices at
the beach ends of 78th Street and 81 st Street advising
people that there is no public access to the beach
through the respective properties.
The city found out two years ago it did not own the
access at 78th Street and recently discovered the same
problem at the 81st Street access.
Michael Fronk, the owner at 81st Street, refuses to
negotiate any agreement with the city, she said.
Because of the new discovery, the city attorney is
looking at every beach access to ensure the city owns
what it thinks it owns, Whitmore added.
Resident Barbara Heins told commissioners they
should consider using the city's right of eminent do-
main to get back the beach access. The land was used
for beach access for many, many years, she said, and
the public has a right to continue that use.

Hotel/motel definition
Commissioners unanimously agreed to an ordi-
nance amendment setting one week as the minimum
stay to rent a house in the city's medium density R-
2 zones. The city has been concerned for some time
that homes in the district were being rented for just
one or two nights, then rented again for a short stay
as soon as possible. The amendment also changed
the definition of a hotel/motel to meet the new re-
quirement.
Fine, said resident Joan Perry, but the city needs
enforcement of the amendment.
Commission Chairperson Sandy Haas-Martens
said this amendment was just the first step in solv-
ing the "boarding house" problem in the city.
In other business, Mayor Carol Whitmore said
the city has sent 49 notices to businesses that
dumpsters need to be enclosed.
Bohnenberger said he just came back from the
annual Florida League of Cities convention and has
learned that the Florida Department of Transporta-
tion will allow modular newspaper racks within its
right of way as long as the racks are approved by the
local government.









Shack not selling
By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Ham Jones is closing his Seafood Shack for two or
three weeks but that doesn't mean he's selling the
Cortez landmark restaurant, he said Tuesday.
A persistent rumor surfaced again this week among
his staff that a sale is "a done deal," and Jones attrib-
uted that to a staff meeting a couple of weeks ago. "It' s
just staff perception," he said. "I told them that we were
closing Sept. 7 for cleanup and some restoration, but
we'll reopen in early October.
"Now, it's just possible that some people who have
been looking at it could make a decision during the shut-
down, but there's no indication of it now. Not a thin dime
has crossed my palm so far, and none is in sight."
The restaurant's Showboat seagoing dining room/
party facility, laid up for several weeks with a broken
paddlewheel, will undergo a massive Coast Guard in-
spection during that time, too.
The big wheel broke while the ship was under way
and repairs have been extensive and lengthy. Every-
thing has been reassembled and the vessel will go north
to Hendry Boat Works in St. Petersburg in mid-Sep-
tember for the inspection.
It will be subjected to a thorough going-over, in-
cluding a laser study of the hull, Jones said. "We have
a regular Coast Guard inspection every year, and then
every 30 months the boat has to pass a really serious
inspection. This is the one."
And it's all at Jones's expense, including the sal-
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Bradenton Beach police arrest cash-snatcher


Bradenton Beach Police apprehended Mat-
thew Crawford, 34, at his home in Bradenton on
charges of "robbery by sudden snatch."
A man fitting Crawford's description report-
edly took $280 in cash from a female customer at
the Circle K store, 101 Gulf Drive N., as she stood
at the cashier's counter awaiting her change.
Approximately one week later, while making
a drug arrest, Bradenton Beach Police Officer Eric
Hill observed Crawford watching the arrest from
a nearby yard and noted his resemblance to the
robbery suspect's description.
An officer from another agency providing
backup during the drug arrest obtained


Crawford's identification information.
Based on the field information gained by these
officers, Bradenton Beach Police Detective Sgt.
Lenard Diaz said he was able to track Crawford to
his home in Bradenton on Thursday, Aug. 27,
where the arrest was made.
Crawford reportedly confessed to snatching
the cash in addition to another theft. He also con-
fessed to stealing a charity collection jar from the
counter that contained approximately $10.
Diaz said that Crawford, while separated from
his wife, was renting an apartment in the 100 block
of Third Street North, only a few blocks from the
police station.


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Opinion


Rat tales
Got a rat story? If you've lived here very long, you
might have a few.
Years ago, an Island newspaper reporter told a tale
of a rat poking its head up through the toilet seat at
home. And we're not kidding. A side-splitting cartoon
appeared from the pressroom, having been drawn by a
budding artist who moonlighted while attending art
school, to accompany the sewer-rat warning.
It seems the stories are endless.
It happened to another "Islander," but with a large
frog, who skillfully ducked and swam into the lavatory
depths upon being discovered. If it happens to you, no
matter what sort of freaky, scary creature pops up in the
porcelain bowl, you can call Manatee County Public
Utilities to have your pipes cleared and cross your
fingers before taking the throne.
Imagine, long ago in Anna Maria, an old house
surrounded by trees and brush, a visiting dog whose
box of "cookies" fell behind the refrigerator and
merged with a broken bottle of Kahlua, and you've got
a whole slew of "Tom and Jerry" types running amok
at night. The hunt included a volley of BB-gun shots
under and behind the frig, brooms slamming to no
avail, and baited traps in the seldom-used loft for weeks
on end. Reported catch: 12.
OK. It's an island surrounded by water and
there are the inevitable critters. Lawn services used to
blow rats out of the palm trees with cherry bombs -
until the explosives became extinct. Folks have used
every manner of ingenuity to keep raccoons out of their
garbage cans over the years and it appears the elimi-
nation of habitat and growing population have finally
measured some success against the trash bandits.
But rats!? Despicable. Nasty. Gnawing. Nocturnal.
Loathsome. Frightening rats.
Imagine the fear and loathing of employees at
Brldenton Beach City Hall, where the vermin problem
is so bad that a nuisance wildlife company has been
called to perform and eradication, and the insulation is
so, er, thick with excrement, that the bid for removal
was .9,400. ACK.
'he puns of power mongering pundits are too ob-
vio: and too trite. Rats at city hall? Over the years,
app. rently, there have been more than we knew.
L ,be we should notify Dave Barry. And change
S' irt: "A drinking village with a fishing pesty
pro i ::."
And maybe the city should hire a kitty.
Meow.


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Bowling thanks
On behalf of the Anna Maria Island Community
Center's board of directors, the Center staff and all
those we serve, I would like to offer brothers Bill and
George O'Connor and their awesome wives Sharon
and Sue a very sincere thank you for yet another suc-
cessful O'Connor Bowling Challenge.
The lanes seemed to be more challenging for some
than others. What a fantastic e', .t this year and what
fun everyone seemed to have .: funds raised at the
14th annual challenge will ,he us to better meet the
needs of our sports programs at the Center.
Also thanks to The 'slan:,.'r for sponsoring this
great event and donating the :2-inch Panasonic flat-
screen TV, and to all of th,_ recm,'rants and local busi-
nesses who donated numerous items for the raffles.
Thanks to everyone who came out to bowl and to
the party at Cortez Kitchen. A total of $8,075 was
raised for youth sport programs at the Center.
Please know in your heart that you are helping us
to make a difference for future generations and that we
value and tremendously appreciate the blessing of your
hard work and dedication.
Pierrette L. Kelly, Center executive director

A reprimand
In response to Bill Bartlett's opinion "For shame"
in the Aug. 31 edition of The Islander, I'd like to say
"Hey Bill, mind your own #*!@#^* business." Why do
you care what someone else does with his life, you
should worry about yourself.
Dale Woodland made a "choice" to stay in his
home in Anna Maria, not Holmes Beach where you
live and the last time I looked when you live in the
U.S.A. you can still make your own decisions regard-
less of nosy, interfering transplants.
When Mr. Woodland was elected I don't think he
was asked to tell the voters what he would do in a hur-
ricane, it's his own business. Bartlett why don't you get
a life or a job or something, it seems like you have too


much time on your hands -and by the way keep your-
self busy in Holmes Beach, Anna Maria has enough to
take care of and they really don't need any assistance
from you.
Bartlett "shame on you" for being so petty, now
you have been reprimanded.
Kathy Weber, Holmes Beach

Use riding mower
I am upset by the action of the [Anna Maria] direc-
tor of public works, George McKay, to instruct an
employee to use a push lawn mower to cut the rights
of way during this period of extreme high temperature.
I talked to Gary on Friday at noon and he was hot
but was feeling OK. To read that he could have stopped
mowing is not worth discussing. Any responsible su-
pervisor should have known of the possibility of heat
stroke by an employee working under those conditions.
My question to Mr. McKay: How long have all
three riding mowers been down for maintenance and
why? He owes an answer to the mayor, the city com-
missioners and the citizens of our fair city.
It is not that important to mow the rights of way
without the proper equipment, such as power mowers,
during this period of high temperatures.
Gary Thorpe may suffer from the heat stroke and
it will limit his ability to continue to work outside in
extreme high temperatures of the summer.
Thomas P. Turner, Anna Maria
EDITOR'S NOTE: The Islander reported that
Thorpe was operating a "powered push mower."

Supports SueLynn
Please think before you vote in the coming election
for mayor. I have been a resident in Anna Maria for
more than 40 years and SueLynn in my judgment is as
good as or maybe even better than any mayor I've
known for this city. Please think again and vote for
SueLynn.
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THE ISLANDER U SEPT. 1, 2004 U PAGE 7


Turtles-R-Hatching and you can watch


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Sea turtles are coming to life right and left on the
Island's beaches, and people can watch it happen if
they go about it properly.
Loggerhead turtles nest on Gulf of Mexico beaches
beginning each year in May and are protected by fed-
eral law as a "threatened species."
Consequently, there are strong laws prohibiting
people from involving themselves directly in the nest-
ing/hatching process, but everyone can share the won-
der.
Timing is important, said Suzi Fox, director of
Turtle Watch and holder of the state's marine turtle
preservation permit. Knowing where and when to view
a nestful of baby loggerheads emerging is not exactly
a "science."
A mother turtle comes ashore in the night, digs
down a couple of feet, deposits around 100 eggs the
size of golf balls, covers the nest and heads back into
the Gulf. The sun and sand do the rest, so about 60
days later the babies crack the eggs from inside, dig
up to the surface and go to their permanent home, the
sea. This too happens at night, often just before day-


The persistent rodent problem that has
plagued Bradenton Beach City Hall should be
resolved by Sept. 10.
Nuisance Wildlife Relocation of Palmetto will
be fumigating the building that day and cleaning
up the rat detritus that has persisted for months.
Total cost to rid the building of vermin:
$9,485. That includes the cleanup program next
week and $1,500-plus for trapping and sealing the
building.


break.
They head for the sparkle of the sea, but some-
times visible manmade lights entice them upland,
often fatally. Turtle Watch volunteers battle that
problem all season.
One recent incident saw a nest hatching in an area
where lights were kept covered, Fox said. People came
from nearby residences and motels to see the rare spec-
tacle, and then a motel's photo-sensor clicked on the
lights. Nobody's fault, said Fox, but AMITW volun-
teers had to round up the hatchlings, which were head-
ing for the bright light.
Fifty-three nests have hatched thus far this year,
said Fox, with 58 more to go by the end of the sea-
son in October. The somewhat rare success rate of
90 percent of the eggs in each nest hatching success-
fully was a bit diluted by "wash-over" damage from
the heavy storm just before Hurricane Charley, Fox
said. Charley did no damage to Anna Maria's turtle
nests.
To obtain a list of nests that are about ready to
hatch and a map showing locations, call the Turtle
Education Center at 778-1435, or visit the center at 103
Seventh St. N., Bradenton Beach.


"We could hear them scratching in the walls,"
said City Clerk Nora Idso, "and several of us were
getting sick due to the smell." She added that there
is upwards of two inches of ... well, rat byproduct
... in places in the crawl space above the ceiling.
And the "body count?" Idso said "there were
16 confirmed kills, but there's no telling how
many crawled away. That was 16 rats carried out
in body bags."
City hall will be closed Sept. 10 for the final battle.


Baby turtles are hatching up and down the Island.
Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

Hibiscus show scheduled
by area gardeners
Hibiscus blooms "of any kind" are eligible for the
area's 41st annual hibiscus show Sept. 18, now being
prepared by its sponsors.
Sponsored by the Colby-Reasoner Chapter of the
American Hibiscus Society, the show will be from 1-
4 p.m. at the Family Life Center of the First Baptist
Church, 1306 Manatee Ave., Bradenton.
It is on a Saturday this year instead of Sunday as
in the past, because it is in a church, said Rae Flanders,
spokesperson for the society.
Hundreds of plants will be in the show, to be
judged Saturday morning and sold from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Entries will be received from 9:30-11:30 a.m. There is
no entry fee or admission fee. "Everything is free," said
Flanders, "including plenty of parking."
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Claustrophobia not

acceptable diagnosis
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Requesting a side setback variance to build a new
house just because someone doesn't want to live in a
claustrophobic home does not constitute a hardship, ac-
cording to the Anna Maria Planning and Zoning Board.
The board denied a request by Dr. Jack Guggino for
a side setback variance at 102 Maple Ave., although
Guggino would conform to the setback on three sides of
his proposed new house. The structure currently en-
croaches into the setback on three sides, but has been
"grandfathered" as a nonconforming lot of record.
Guggino said the current house is too small with
about 2,000 square feet of living space, too narrow,
and it's not worth remodeling the current building,
given the current real estate market.
Instead, Guggino proposed a two-story home over
parking with about 4,000 square feet of living space,
if his variance were approved.
If that's the case, said board member Chuck
Webb, "Would somebody please tell me what's the
hardship?"
Guggino responded that the hardship is making it
a worthy home to live in, one that's not claustropho-
bic.
"I just want space," he said, and he's willing to
trade his three encroachments for just one.
That doesn't fit the city's code definition of a
hardship, replied Webb. Among the eight require-'
ments for a variance are that the hardship must be due
to unique conditions affecting the property that make
it unbuildable without a variance. Guggino could still
build a house on the 50-by-100-foot lot, just not the
one he's proposing.
"We don't grant variances because 'I want' to do
something," said Webb.
Wait a minute, said Guggino. "I just want to avoid
another box. Keep an open mind."
Webb said he understood what Guggino would
like to do, but the variance requirement is "can you
build otherwise? What you are asking us to do does
not meet the definition of a hardship," noted Webb,
and other board members agreed.
The board voted unanimously to send a recom-
mendation to the city commission that it not grant the
variance to Guggino.


Tingley Library memorial plaque
Bradenton Beach Mayor John Chappie, right, presented a memorial plaque Aug. 31 to Tingley Memorial
Library. The plaque honors the 1994 opening of the library and the birthday of founder Beulah Hooks Hannah
Tingley, who was born Aug. 29, 1892, in Lakeland. From left, Peter Barreda, representing founding board
member Dahlia Barreda; founding board memberBette Kissick; founding board Chair John Sandberg; and
founding board members Charlie Grace; Linda Molto; and Chappie. Kissick, Sandberg and Grace still serve
on the library board. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

City to seek MCSO reimbursement


Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn met last week with
Manatee County Commissioner Jane von Hahmann
seeking her help with getting some reimbursement
from the Manatee County Sheriff's Office for MCSO
deputies in Anna Maria patrolling Bayfront Park.
The park is leased by Anna Maria to the county,
but Anna Maria will pay nearly $580,000 in 2004-05
for MCSO law enforcement services that includes pa-
trolling the park.
The mayor said von Hahmann was agreeable to
gathering information on a reimbursement and thought
something in the "$3,000 to $5,000 range" might be
possible. "She'll get in touch with me when she knows
more," the mayor said.
While $3,000 might not sound like a lot, she said,
it's something the city should have been getting back
from the MCSO or county government since the
Sheriff's Office took over law enforcement duties in
Anna Maria several years ago.
SueLynn said she also questioned von Hahmann
about double taxation, since city residents pay taxes to
the county for MCSO services in addition to city taxes


for the same service. Von Hahmann said that, accord-
ing to information she's received from the county at-
torney, courts have ruled that this does not constitute
double taxation.
Von Hahmann said she would get documentation
of this ruling and attend a future city commission meet-
ing to discuss the issue further.

Holmes Beach officer

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has been assigned to the crosswalk between the city
boat basin/Wachovia Bank plaza and the Island Shop-
ping Center on Marina Drive while the seawall con-
struction is ongoing.
Hayes said the officer will be stationed there to
ensure that students walking or biking have a safe route
to school until a school crossing guard can be assigned
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Navy retiree offers butterfly garden help


In appreciation for her appreciation, a Navy retiree
has offered Nancy Ambrose $1,000 to use as she sees
fit for the Anna Maria Island Butterfly Garden.
R.K. McDannold of Holmes Beach said he was
very impressed with the memorial plaque expressing
appreciation for military veterans at the garden, on
Marina Drive between Holmes Beach City Hall and the
Island Branch Library.
He is a veteran himself, retired from a lengthy ca-
reer in the Navy. He was a jet fighter pilot, retiring as
a lieutenant commander 26 years ago. At that point he
came to Anna Maria Island and lived on a boat for two
years before coming ashore for good, ending up in


Holmes Beach.
He saw service in World War II and the Korean
War, and said he is deeply appreciative of Ambrose's
acknowledgement of veterans by the plaque she ar-
ranged for the park. She was instrumental in establish-
ing the park and remains its director.
The memorial includes symbols of all branches of
U.S. military service and thanks veterans for their ser-
vice.
Ambrose said his $1,000, for which she is "very
grateful," will be used to provide plants for the garden.
It is to be fitted for irrigation and most of the plants
replaced.


Holmes Beach adjustment board

grants setback variance


In appreciation
Raymond McDannold signs $1,000 check to the
Anna Maria Island Butterfly Garden as garden
founder/director Nancy Ambrose looks on apprecia-
tively. McDannold, retired Navy pilot, said he made
the donation in gratitude for the memorial honoring
military personnel at the garden. Ambrose said the
money will be helpful in the garden's irrigation and
replanting project. The garden is at 5700 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.

Sesterhenn, Dunn attend
leadership institute
Two Islanders have returned from a leadership in-
stitute conducted by the Southwest Florida district of
Rotary International at the University of South Florida.
Birgit Sesterhenn, vice president of the Anna Maria
Island Rotary Club, attended the school of leadership
development, and Jim Dunne, district governor, com-
pleted training to be a facilitator at future leadership
sessions.
The institute was developed in New Jersey to pro-
vide guidance and recommendations for the develop-
ment of future club leaders, said Dunne. Details are
available at 778-4060.


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach Board of Adjustment granted
a variance request for a side-yard setback for Patricia
Thompson's property at 100-108 36th St. at its 9 a.m.
meeting Thursday, Aug. 26.
Acting as Thompson's agent, Patrick McConnell
requested a 10-foot setback on the ground and first
level of living space and 15-foot setback on the second
floor of living space.
The Holmes Beach Land Development Code con-
tains provisions allowing a variance to be granted to
property owners with buildings or structures on prop-
erty that fronts more than one street, provided that one
street is a dead end.
Thompson's property, which is under contract to
McConnell, fronts Fourth Avenue and 36th Street,
which is a dead-end street.
The property exists of two cottages built in the
1940s, a ground-level house built in the 1950s, and a
duplex built in the 1990s.
Plans for the property include renovating the exist-
ing duplex and house, removing the cottages and add-
ing a new fourplex, all of which will become condo-
miniums. The proposed buildings are not expected to
occupy more than 30 percent of the property, accord-
ing to McConnell.
Neighboring property owners Ellen Longsworth
and Eckehardt Hamamm oppose the removal of the
cottages, citing a historical value to the community.


McConnell stated the cottages were being removed
because they are infested with termites and have the
potential to become missiles in a storm.
McConnell also noted that the structures there now
don't meet current setback requirements. The cottages
are currently 9 feet off Fourth Avenue, and 12 feet off
36th Street. The 1950s house is set back 11 feet on 36th
Street. The new construction will be setback 25 feet
from Fourth Avenue.
The board of adjustment granted the variance re-
quest with a stipulation that building depth shall not ex-
ceed 100 feet starting from the corner of Fourth Avenue
and 36th Street.
The lot is also restricted by a previous Florida
Department of Environmental Protection permit limit-
ing the construction at 122 feet from the Coastal Con-
struction Control Line as measured when the duplex
was built. McConnell said in order to proceed with
current plans, he will also be applying for a 30-foot
variance from DEP.

AME seeks business partners
Anna Maria Elementary School is currently accept-'
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There are many aspects to the partnership program,
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Islander Reporter
Florida Gulf Coast University junior and Anna
Maria resident Sarah Thomas is embarking on a study
abroad adventure to Valencia, Spain, for the fall and
winter semester.
Thomas is no stranger to Spain. This will be her
third visit to the country, but her first long-term stay.
Thomas began studying Spanish during her freshman
year at Manatee High School, and spent 10 days trav-
eling through the country during spring break her jun-
ior and senior years.
This time Thomas, a Spanish major, is taking ad-
vantage of a Florida State University international pro-
gram that enables her to take five courses and reside in
a dormitory located adjacent to the University of
Valencia and the Universidad Politecnica campuses.
One course will be taught in Spanish and, Thomas
said, she's a little bit nervous since she isn't fully flu-
ent in the language yet.
"I can read and write in Spanish, but speaking and
understanding it fluently is the last thing to conquer,"
she said. "The only way to be fluent is to go where they
speak Spanish."
Thomas will have access to campus amenities like
an Olympic-size pool, track and field, and a rock climb
wall and will be close to a metro stop and the beach.
"I'm looking forward to seeing as much as I can
and experiencing the whole culture," she said. "I like
to do a lot of hiking and to meet people hopefully
lifelong friends."
Thomas will share a dorm room and will have
other students in FSU's international program to share
the Thanksgiving holiday. FSU also schedules excur-
sions for the group, the first of which will be to Madrid.
Thomas is already planning to apply to continue
her studies in Valencia for the spring term, which be-
gins the end of January. Beyond that she says she could


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Three members of Anna Maria's ad hoc compre-
hensive plan review committee met for a five-hour
work session Thursday, Aug. 26, to discuss changes to
the city's comprehensive plan.
Members Doug Copeland, Chuck White and
Suzanne Douglas worked with facilitator Tony Arrant,
identifying issues with the introduction, goals, objec-
tive and policies of the Future Land Use Element.
White spent the first half of the meeting outlining
areas within the introduction material that needs updat-
ing with current data compiled by the group. Arrant











Ten years ago in the Sept. 1, 1994, issue
of The Islander, headlines announced:
Florida Department of Transportation officials
said the reason the intersection of Gulf Drive and
Cortez Road floods after heavy rains is because the
drain system is now useless after the recent beach
renourishment project covered the outflow pipe.
An Anna Maria screening committee has nomi-
nated Bill Zimmerman to be the city's next building
inspector. The nomination must be approved by the city
commission. Zimmerman currently works for the City
of Bradenton as a building inspector
Manatee County Commission candidate Kent
Chetlain exchanged verbal blows and jabs with incum-
bent Pat Glass during an Islander political forum in
Anna Maria. "This is more like a divorce than a politi-
cal campaign," said Glass during the exchanges.
Chetlain accused Glass of being a pawn of business and
development interests while Glass responded that
Chetlain was distorting the facts.


said the introduction, which includes the city's history
of legislation, will be compiled into a separate book to
be titled the "Data and Analysis Supporting the Land
Use Element" and will be maintained at city hall as ref-
erence material. The plan will actually start with the
goals, objectives and policies.
"People get bogged down in the preamble before
reaching the real meat of what they need to know,"
Arrant said. "Although it's not a bad educational tool
for those who want to read it."
Some of the items Douglas, Copeland and White
brought up for discussion with Arrant included verify-
ing whether the city's rights of way measure 50 feet on
the main roads and 40 feet on the side roads, finding a
near-accurate number of the city's seasonal population,
requiring sewer tie-ins for properties still using septic
tanks, and having a designated fund to address drain-
age problems.
The committee members also discussed designat-
ing Pine Avenue and a portion of Gulf Drive as a mixed
use, or retail-office-residential zone. Arrant said that
considering the area is already a mix of residential and
commercial use, the committee could recommend
maintaining a flexible percentage of each in the future.
Committee members were in agreement with keep-
ing the mixed-use designation and giving property
owners the flexibility to build a single-family home or
two-story commercial and residential building.
One of the considerations the committee dealt with
in maintaining the ROR zone is whether to recommend
property owners be entitled to build three-story struc-
tures with commercial space on the ground floor and
two floors of residential above that in an effort to keep
roof lines consistent with existing elevated homes.
The committee also discussed eliminating the me-
dium-density designation from the land development
regulations. Copeland said that with current require-
ment, a person needs a 100-by-I100-foot lot to build two
units. Presently, a person would have to buy two lots
to build a duplex, but if medium-density were elimi-
nated, property owners could still build two single-fam-
ily homes without losing anything.
The committee agreed to meet for another long
work session at 4 p.m. Sept. 14.


Bound for Spain
Islander Sarah Thomas begins a semester abroad in
Valencia, Spain, this week. Thomas is a junior at
Florida Gulf Coast University majoring in what
else? Spanish. Islander Photo: Diana Bogan


even envision moving to Spain and working there.
Thomas will return home to the Island and parents
Susan and Richard and brother Stephen for winter
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Hurricane Charley apparently slowed the investi-
gation of the illegal dredging at Jewfish Key, but offi-
cials are back on track and pursuing the matter now that
the post-disaster effort has abated.
"This is a very large case," said Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection's Lt. Jim Ramer,
adding that he has spent the last week in Central Florida
aiding in post-Charley restoration efforts.
"We're working on it," said Longboat Key Police
Chief Al Hogle.
At issue is what Ramer has described as a channel
30 feet wide, about 5 feet deep and approximately 850
feet long dredged on the northwest shore of Jewfish
Key, an island in Longboat Pass just southeast of Anna
Maria Island.
Another channel,.which includes boat docks and
possible mangrove tree damage, is also being investi-
gated on the east side of the island, Ramer said.
"Whoever did the dredging did the people in that
area a bad disservice," Ramer has said. "We will con-
tinue to go forward, and our goal is to have that area
restored."
Investigating the case are members of the
Longboat Key Police Department, Sarasota City Po-

Banyas cleared

by county agency
By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Cortez Bait and Seafood Co. and its owner John
Banyas have been cleared of a charge of operating a
marina in an area where such a business is prohibited.
The Manatee County Code Enforcement Board
found that Banyas' boat storage operation on the
Correz waterfront was permitted under the area's light
industrial zoning.
Banyas told the board he was doing the same kind
of thing three generations of his family had been doing
- hauling boats so their owners could work on them,
as well as working on boats in the water at his slips.
He submitted petitions signed by Cortez residents,
many of them nearly as senior as the Banyas boat op-
eration, confirming that boats had been built and
worked on there."long before I bought the place, and
hopefully long after I'm gone."
His father and his father's father had done boat
work there, he said "At one time there were three
boat railways here, and maybe 10 lifts" with which to
haul boats out so work can be done on them.
He told the board that he had indeed extended a
dock and built a deck without a building permit, as the
county charged in another complaint, and he was given
30 days to get a permit. He said later the paperwork was
in process to comply with the order.


lice, the Manatee County Sheriff's Office and the
Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
Once all law enforcement officers finish their inves-
tigation, the matter will be forward to the Manatee County
office of the State Attorney's 12th Judicial Circuit.
The matter began in April, when Longboat Key
Code Enforcement Officials received information that
a dock was being constructed on the east side of the
island. The dock was located; permits for its construc-
tion were never applied for, though, and the dock and
its owners were given a stop-work order. A suspicious
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 no permit applications for either of the
channels.
Ramer has said findings indicate that the channel
was dredged by use of "prop washing," a technique
where a boat's propellers churn up the bottom, creat-
ing an underwater trench.




Thorpe


responds
Anna Maria Public Works Department staff
member Gary Thorpe said he never told anyone
he wasn't feeling well at lunch on Friday, Aug.
20 (The Islander, Aug. 25).
Thorpe, who collapsed around 1:15 p.m.
while working outside, said that the only com-
ment he made during his lunch break was to
Charlie Daniel, who come by the public works
shop at lunch and had said "I looked a little tired
and I replied that I was a little tired today from
mowing all week and that I was glad that it was
Friday."
Following his collapse shortly after he re-
turned to work from lunch, Thorpe was taken to
Blake Medical Center with what he later said
was heat stroke.
He was released from the hospital around
5:30 p.m. Thorpe returned to work on Monday,
Aug. 30.


Hunts request


Anna Maria to discuss special master hearing


rental limits
There may be a few too many "one-night stands"
in Anna Maria.
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn says it's time the city
commission consider setting a minimum stay require-
ment for rental properties in the single-family
residential (R-1) and medium-density residential (R-2)
zones, excluding motels already in those districts.
"In recent months, I've been approached by several
residents expressing concern that (residential units) in
their neighborhoods are being rented for two-night
weekends, and in some cases, for only one night," said
the mayor.
These short-term rentals turn into "revolving door
traffic," and frequently turn into tikii parties for a large
number of young adults."
Taking a page from Holmes Beach, which recently
enacted an ordinance requiring a one-week minimum
stay at residential properties in its R-1 and R-2 zones,
SueLynn said the commission needs to seriously look
at this issue "in order to preserve a residential quality
of life in our community. Given the circumstances,
short-term stays within our city could increase in the
coming months," she concluded.


on site plan issue
Robert and Nicky Hunt, owners of 303 Pine Ave.
in Anna Maria have opted for a special master hearing
to resolve issues the city has with their site plan, which
the the city commission denied Aug. 2.
The Hunts could have taken their case directly to
circuit court with a lawsuit, but instead have chosen the
special master hearing in an effort to solve the impasse.
The Hunts preliminary site plan was approved by
the planning and zoning board, but was rejected in a 3-
2 vote by the commission.
In a special master hearing, both the city and Hunts
agree on an independent third party, usually a retired
judge, to mediate the case. Both sides present argu-
ments and discuss issues to reach a solution. The spe-
cial master considers all the evidence and issues a non-
binding ruling.
The commission then has the option of accepting
or rejecting the ruling.
The special master procedure is authorized by
Florida statutes.
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Wanted: Piano(s) replacing those lost to Charley


A call has gone out for a piano as relief efforts
continue on the Island in the wake of Hurricane
Charley. It seems a church in Wauchula and the Fort
Ogden United Methodist Church, featured in last
week's Islander, could both use a piano, possibly an
organ, and there may be more churches in need.
Contractor Don Meilner is looking for a tow ve-
hicle with a "fifth wheel" to use for a day to move a
donated camper to a family in need south of Arcadia
near Nocatee.
Customers of Jessie's Island Store donated more
than $1,000 in cash and some $500 worth of goods, and
Robert Wampler made two trips to deliver the relief to
victims in Punta Gorda and Nocatee.
Meanwhile, collections of everything helpful, mostly
household supplies and furnishings "from dishes to di-
vans," continue at the vacant store offered by Ooh La La!
Bistro at 5408 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
All Island Denominations reports its collection
continues and items may be delivered to The Islander
or to St. Bernard Catholic Church's activity center,
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
AID reports items sought for the Fort Ogden help
center include dish and laundry soaps, all manner of
cleaning supplies, bottles of bleach, brooms and mops,
shampoo, deodorant and other personal hygiene items,
bedding and towels and canned meats.
Another benefactor of hurricane victims, the Anna
Maria Island Rotary Club, has collected more than
$1,000 from its members and sent it to the Rotary dis-
trict governor to add to the more than $80,000 donated
by Rotarians around the world.
The Chiles Group of restaurants is collecting mon-
etary donations, with most going to the Red Cross
Hurricane Charley fund. Corporate financial officer
Martha Wright, who has family in Wauchula, has been
directing supply donations to a church there.
As luck would have it, Phil and Becky McDonald,
who came to The Islander office looking to make a
donation, will be supplying household supplies this
week from a newly purchased furnished property in
Holmes Beach. The McDonalds of West Virginia said


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they would donate most of the household furnishings
and Wright said she would provide a truck to move it
all.
AID volunteers emptied The Islander and St. Ber-
nard supply collections Monday morning and made


deliveries in Wauchula, Arcadia and Fort Ogden, and
already the storehouse is filling up again.
For information on donating large items such as
furnishings and the much-needed pianos, call The Is-
lander at 778-7978.


Good will gesture made

by Anna Maria committee


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
In a gesture of good will toward Anna Maria, the
city's environmental education and enhancement com-
mittee is considering returning about $3,000 of its
2003-04 budget to the city treasury instead of spend-
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EEEC chairman Tim Eisler made the suggestion at
the committee's Aug. 25 meeting and members agreed.
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Obituaries


Otis H. Cardinal
Otis H. Cardinal, 77, of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.,
and Anna Maria Island, died Aug. 16.
Born in Wyandotte, Mich., Mr. Cardinal was a life
member of the Michigan Elks Lodge, Pontiac, Mich.,
the Moose Lodge and the American Legion.
Visitation was Aug. 18 and memorial services
were Aug. 19 in Sault Ste. Marie.
He is survived by wife Beryl; sons David of Char-
lotte, N.C., and Daniel of Clarkston, Mich.; daughter
Darlene of Brighton, Mich.; sister Lois Thompson of
Sault Ste. Marie; brothers Norman of Sault Ste. Marie
and Fred of Pontiac; 11 grandchildren; and six great-
grandchildren.
Conal 'Grog' Cassidy
Conal "Grog" Cassidy, 87, of Sarasota and for-
merly Anna Maria Island, died Aug. 24.
Born in Ardara, Ireland, Mr. Cassidy immigrated
to the United States from Scotland in 1948. He settled
in New Jersey, and moved to Manatee County in 1972.
He worked for Arab Pest Control before his retirement.
A funeral Mass was Aug. 28.
He will be remembered by his family and friends
for his many Irish songs and stories.
He is survived by wife Sheila; children and their
spouses Vincent and Margarette of Tucson, Ariz.,
Kevin and Jenny of Bradenton, Maureen and Vinnie of
Sarasota, Robyn and Mike Dowd of Bradenton, Teresa
and Patrick Collins of Bradenton, Nora Johnson of
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stepdaughters Pamela Hallett of Portage, Maine,
Deborah Cheney of Blaine, Maine, and Kristi
Alexander Tilley of Mars Hill, Maine; brother Thomas
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Palma Sola Bay southside

waters healthy again
Swimming and wading on the south side of Palma
Sola Bay no longer hazardous to your health, at least
according to the Manatee County Health Department.
On Aug. 24, the department lifted a health advisory
issued July 23 for waters on the south side of Palma
Sola Bay near its testing location at the east end of the
causeway along Manatee Avenue.
Environmental Health Director Charles Henry
said tests at the southside causeway' location showed
the average value of fecal coliform was 21.29
Colony Forming Units per 100 milliliters, while the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's limit for a
five-week test average is 35 CFU per 100 ml. The
Florida Department of Environmental Protection's
standard is no more than 800 CFU per 100 ml for a
single day sample.
Henry said he believed any increase in bacteria
levels was related to the recent heavy rains and asso-
ciated stormwater runoff.
Swimming and/or wading is considered a potential
health risk to the general public in waters where the
department issues an advisory, especially to the young,
elderly and those with compromised immune systems,
he said.
Those risks include skin rash, infections and dis-
ease, he added.
The presence of enteric bacteria is an indication of
fecal pollution, said Henry. The pollution could come
from stormwater runoff, pets, wildlife or human sew-
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Streetlife


Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Aug. 24, 100 block of Spring Lane, burglary. A
man reported that someone broke into his vehicle.
Aug. 24, 875 N. Shore Drive, Rod & Reel Pier,
battery. A physical altercation over a fish took place in
the parking lot.
Aug. 26, 100 block of Hammock Road, fraud.
According to the report, an individual received a down
payment for concrete work he contracted to do at a resi-
dence. His contact numbers have reportedly been dis-
connected and the work has not been completed.

Bradenton Beach
Aug. 16, 2500 block of Avenue B, burglary. A man
reported that his disc-jockey equipment, including his
15-inch speakers and case containing 400 discs, was
stolen from a storage closet in his garage.
Aug. 20, 2500 block of Avenue C, theft. A woman
reported her husband's fishing pole stolen from their
boat.
Aug. 20, 2000 Gulf Drive S., Coquina Park, grand
theft. A woman reported her two-door 1994 Chevrolet
Cavalier stolen from the Coquina Beach parking lot.
According to the report, the woman met a friend at the
park for a walk on the beach and when they returned
her car was missing. She told police she left the win-
dows rolled down and her purse in the trunk of the car,


Texan joins Holmes Beach Police
Texan Mike Pilato recently joined the Holmes Beach
Police Department as an officer. He had seven years
experience as a police officer in Texas before coming
to Holmes Beach and the Bradenton area. Islander
Photo: Rick Catlin


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Guard your pots. Someone is stealing the great
pots of Holmes Beach. Not that kind of pot, but
potted plants.
Lt. Dale Stephenson of the Holmes Beach
Police Department said that, for a six-week pe-
riod, there was about one report per week of a
potted plant stolen from someone's yard. In
some cases, the plants were actually dug up and
hauled away.
But the incidents stopped several weeks ago.
"We've investigated the incidents, but we
have no further information at this point," said
Stephenson.
Some of the plants were considered extremely-
valuable by their owners, he added.
One 74th Street resident who asked not to be
identified said she had two large potted plants


but had the keys with her.
Aug. 20, 400 Church St., Bradenton Beach Marina,
criminal mischief. According to the report, sometime
during the evening, someone climbed aboard an open
cabin boat, removed a marine radio and threw it into
the water.
Aug. 22, 1600 Gulf Drive S., Coquina Park, alco-
hol violation. Two teenage boys were arrested for pos-
session of alcohol when an officer saw them drinking
beer in the park.
Aug. 25, 100 block of First Street North, felony.
drug arrest. Jonathan Field, 16, of Bradenton Beach,
was arrested for possession of 26 grams of marijuana.
According to the report, an officer stopped Field for
riding a three-wheel bike without lights. While patting
down the suspect, the officer discovered the marijuana
in Field's front pocket.
Aug. 25, 100 Gulf Drive N., Circle K, trespass
warning. A woman was given a trespass warning after
she reportedly began swearing and throwing things at
other customers in the store.


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Aug. 20, 3212 E. Bay


Drive, Anna Maria Island


outside by her driveway entrance. When she came
home one day, they were gone.
"I was flabbergasted. Who would want to
steal plants? It would have taken at least two
people to lift the pots," the woman said. The pot
and accompanying plants were probably valued at
around $100 each.
She's heard of other plant thefts on the Island
and on Longboat Key and suspects that it could
be a lawn or plant service taking the plants and
selling them in eastern Manatee County.
"Two lawn workers in someone's yard would
not stand out on the Island. If you saw them work-
ing in a yard, you wouldn't think anything was
out of the ordinary."
Unless you came back to find your pots
missing.
Anyone with information on the thefts should
contact the HBPD at 708-5804.


Video, check. The owner of the video store reported
receiving three bad checks from a customer.
Aug. 24, 100 block of 73rd Street, burglary. A man
reported his briefcase stolen from his residence. Ac-
cording to the report, the doors to the home were un-
locked, allowing the suspect to enter through the lanai
and exit through the front door. According to the report,
the briefcase contained credit cards, cash, car keys and
a 9-nmm Beretta handgun.
Aug. 25, 3600 block of Gulf Drive, driving on.
beach. A woman was arrested for resisting officers af-
ter she drove her vehicle onto the beach. According to
the report, she drove around the beach access barricade,
left her vehicle and was found rolling around in the
sand. According to police, she became irate when of-
ficers asked for identification and was uncooperative in
removing her vehicle from the beach and was subse-
quently arrested.
Aug. 26, 5600 block of Gulf Drive, dog attack. A
juvenile reported that as he approached a woman walk-
ing her dog on a leash, the dog jumped at him, biting
his pants and tearing his jeans. According to the report,
the dog's vaccination records are current and the
woman agreed to pay for the child's torn jeans.


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By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
The lights are low and the music is soft in the ac-
tivity room at the Island Fitness Center, but young
minds and bodies are hard at work focusing, balancing,
bending, stretching in and out of "Yoga Sundance" in
the quiet room.
It may look easy to the casual observer, but Cindy
Phillips' power yoga class is a real workout for kids.
The series of postures comprising the "sundance" el-
evates the heart rate and has the potential to wear out
young yogis.
Phillips has been practicing yoga since 1998 and
moved to the Island last year. She is a lifelong dancer
and owned and operated a dance studio in Oregon,
where she specialized in teaching dance classes for
teenagers.
In 2001, she obtained her certification from White
Lotus Foundation in Santa Barbara, Calif., and began
teaching yoga.
Since moving to the Island, Phillips has opened her
own studio, the Yoga Space, in Bradenton Beach,
where she teaches adult Vinyasa-style yoga classes.
Phillips has also been teaching yoga to children for
the past two years and teamed up with the Island Fit-
ness Center in Holmes Beach to offer a summer yoga
program to kids 6 to 12 years old.
Phillips said she enjoys teaching kids in this age
range because they are reaching a growth crossroad. "I
hope to help them feel better about themselves physi-
cally and raise their self-esteem to the point where they
are comfortable in their own skin."
Yoga practice can benefit kids by helping them
build a strong physical foundation and helping them
become more mentally focused in the process.
The movements, which are similar to those prac-
ticed in adult yoga classes, stretch the body, build co-
ordination and improve overall fitness. The most no-
ticeable difference in the children's version of Phillips'
yoga classes is the naming of the poses.
The poses are renamed to match what the body
resembles when posing, such as a tree, a bridge, an
eagle, or a mountain, to make it fun and easy for kids


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"I don't make anyone do anything they don't want
to do," Phillips said. "We talk about honoring our body
in class and having compassion."
Phillips said the younger students are often sur-
prised by their own ability to do some of the poses. "At
first they say there is no way they can do a pose," she
explained, "but once they try it, they find out they do
have the muscles and the strength to do it."
With her background as a dance instructor, Phillips
said she understands how young bodies develop and is
a stickler for allowing kids to do what they can with-
out pushing them. The poses she introduces are based
on the age of the students and their physical capabili-
ties.
The beauty of yoga, says Phillips, is that it is not
just about postures, it's about attitude and a way of
thinking that focuses on becoming a better person and
thinking before reacting.
For example, students practice the supported boat
pose with a partner which requires cooperation and
teamwork in addition to coordination and balance. Fol-
lowing up on the posture, Phillips asks students to take
the lesson "off the yoga mat and into the day" by prac-
ticing cooperation at home.
The difference between yoga and other athletic
exercise, including dance, is that yoga is not just about
performance. Phillips explained that there is no one to
compete with in yoga except yourself in the personal
goals and challenges you set. "It's a great lesson for
kids," she said. "We're all here together, working to-
gether."
Phillips said she sets the class up in a circle so that
she is included among the kids, not just as a role model,
but as another participant eager to join in the fun.
Phillips power yoga for kids meets at 3:45 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday at Island Fitness Center, 5317
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, through July 8. Drop-in
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A diamond for Bean Point
Susie Bean is the newest agent at Diamond Shores
Real Estate at 1501 Gulf Drive N. in Bradenton
Beach. Islander Photo: Nancy Ambrose

Diamonds are forever
Susie Bean recently joined the staff of Diamond
Shores Realty Inc. at 1501 Gulf Drive N. in Bradenton
Beach.
She is married to John E. Bean Jr., the great-great-
great grandson of George Emerson Bean, the original
homesteader on Anna Maria Island.
Susie's introduction to the Bean family was cer-
tainly memorable.
"John took me to Bean Point on Jan. 12, 1998, and
told he how the Bean family had come from Scotland
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wife came to the Island and became the first home-
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tients who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy.
Salon owner Missy Parker said this is the second
time Shawn has donated her hair to Locks of Love.
Parker said anyone can donate hair as long as it is at
least 8 inches in length when cut. For more informa-
tion, call Missy at 778-5694.

Get Curves
The story in the Aug. 25 issue of The Islander
should have said that the telephone number for the new
Curves fitness center for women in the S&S Plaza in
Holmes Beach is 779-2878. Call owner Jo Ann Swan
for more information on Curves.
Island real estate
transactions
310 66th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,301 sfla / 1,739
sfur 2bed/2bath/lcar/pool home built in 1961 on an
85x91 lot, was sold 6/23/04, Fienga to Handley, for
$485,000; list $499,000.
317 Iris, Anna Maria, a 2,278 sfla / 3,094 sfur
3bed/3bath/2car/pool canalfront home built in 1966 on
two lots measuring 80x1 10x250x110, was sold 6/22/
04, L'Heureux to Cottam LLC, for $862,000; list
$899,000.
515 42nd St., Holmes Beach, a 3,180 sfla / 4,693
sfur 6bed/6bath/4car/pool duplex (two buildings mar-
ginally connected) built in 2000 on a 100x100 lot pur-
chased in 1999 for $145,000, was sold 6/25/04, Farmer
to Edge, for $1,100,000; list $1,150,000.
5200 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, 207 Martinique
South, a 1,169 sfla / 1,169 sfur 2bed/2bath condo built
in 1970, was sold 6/25/04, Sommerfeld to Diclemente,
for $450,000; list $469,000.
106 Seventh St. S., Bradenton Beach, a four-unit
2,912 sfla / 3,522 sfur multi-family affair with 8bed/
7baths and pool and built in 1946 on a 1 00x 100 lot, was
sold 7/1/04, Moffett to Edge Sharff Properties, for
$850,000; list $899,999.
1407 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach, 207 Co-
quina Moorings, a 1,262 sfla / 1,294 sfur 2bed/2bath
bayfront condo built in 1982, was sold 6/29/04,
Harrison to Baker, for $690,000; list $699,000.
143 Crescent, Anna Maria, a 880 sfla / 2,034 sfur
2bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1974 on a 78x100 lot,
was sold 6/30/04, Yakavonis to Collins, for $395,000;
list $409,000.
Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate
broker, 778-1222, exclusively for The Islander.
Island real estate transactions may be viewed on the
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Temple Beth Israel on Longboat Key has sched-
uled its services for Sellichot, the high holy days and
Sukkot, Rabbi Michael Eisenstadt has announced. Ser-
vices are at the temple, 567 Bay Isles Road.
Sellichot will be Saturday, Sept. I 1, with reception
at 9:15 p.m. and services at 10 p.m. Sellichot means
forgiveness, said the rabbi, and its observance "is one
of the most beautiful of the year."
The high holy days are observed during the 10 days
between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. The ser-
vices are free to temple members, $ 175 per person for
nonmembers, covering:
Erev Rosh Hashanah service at 8 p.m. Wednesday,
Sept. 15; Rosh Hashanah service at 10 a.mn. Thursday,
Sept. 16; congregation memorial service at 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 19, at Palms Memorial Park, 170 Honore
Ave., Sarasota; Kol Nidre at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24; and
Yom Kippur services at 10 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and conclud-
ing service ending by 6:15 p.m., all on Saturday, Sept. 25.
Sukkot service will be at 10 a.m. Sept. 30 and
Yizkor at 10 a.m. Oct. 7.
Additional information may be obtained by calling
the temple at 383-3428.


Island residents and businesses received a
notice recently in their utility bill that ordi-
nances in all three Island cities and the West
Manatee Fire and Rescue District require "all
structures to have. address numbers."
The notice gives instructions on the style
and size for each residential unit and business.
While no deadline is given to comply with
the regulations, the notice does say that "failure


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Wednesday, Sept. 1
7 to 8 a.m. Pier Regular's 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.
10:30 a.m. and 7p.m. Sesame Street Live's 1 -
2-3 Imagine at the Manatee Convention Center, One
Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Information: 722-3244. Fee
applies.

Saturday, Sept. 4
8:30 a.m. Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island
meeting at Fit to Eat Deli, 5315 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 778-0355.
9 a.m. Horseshoe games at Anna Maria City
Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.

Monday, Sept. 6
Noon to 5 p.m. Barbecue at the American Le-
gion Post No. 24, 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton. Infor-
mation: 794-3489. Fee applies.
3 p.m. Island Baptist Church "The Last Big
Wave of Summer" Labor Day picnic at Bayfront Park,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-0719.


to properly post (an address) could result in fines
and/or penalties."
Posted addresses are needed by police, fire,
emergency services and the post office.
Residents can get more information by the
Anna Maria City Hall at 708-6130, Holmes
Beach City Hall at 708-5800, Bradenton Beach
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Tuesday, Sept. 7
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 the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Appointments: 749-3030.

Wednesday, Sept. 8
9 a.m. Horseshoe games at Anna Maria City
Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
10:30 a.m. Friends of the Island Branch Library
book club at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

Ongoing:
Artwork by Woody Candish and Rocco
Gambacorta at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina,
Drive, Holmes Beach, through Sept. 30. Information:
778-6341.
Photographs by John C. Bonser at Island Gallery
West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, through Sept.
30. Information: 778-6648.
Roller hockey at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, through
Oct. 30. Information: 778-1908.

Upcoming:
Sierra Club evening with Rob Kluson of Sarasota
County Environmental Services at Phillippi Estate Park
Mansion, Sarasota Sept. 9.
Car show and sock hop at the American Legion
Post No. 24 Sept. 10.
"Les. Miserables" school edition at the Riverfront
Theatre Sept. 10-25.
Family origami class at the Island Branch Library
Sept. 11.
"All About Alligators" at the Crowley Museum and
Nature Center Sept. 11.
Gulf Coast Writers meeting at the Island Branch
Library Sept. 13.
Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce Business
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Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce "Creat-
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Juice is back on for most who were without


Kudos to FPL.
In just 14 days, Florida Power & Light restored
electricity to most of its customers in the wake of Hur-
ricane Charley Aug. 13. Statewide, at its peak, there
were 874,000 people without power.
Of course, the power is back on only to homes that
are still standing. There are currently estimates of 5,000
homes destroyed in Charlotte County alone, with an-
other 12,000 houses damaged.
The effort to turn the juice back on took 6,000
workers. They had to replace 6,100 power poles and
more than 600 miles of wire.
Total cost of restoring the power is expected to be
more than $100 million, paid from an established spe-
cial disaster fund for just that purpose.
One of the more popular phrases that came out of
the Charley nightmare was "lessons learned from An-
drew," the Category 5 hurricane that swept through
northern Homestead in 1992. Emergency management
officials throughout the state have studied and studied
what went right and wrong in the post-disaster
cleanup effort of Andrew and made plans accordingly.
It would appear that it worked. Initial estimates
called for power to be off for something like five
weeks; FPL got electrical service restored in two.

Harbor cleanup woes
Restoration of Charlotte Harbor, Pine Island Sound
and other Southwest Florida waterways won't be ac-
complished quite as quickly as power restoration.
The quantity of debris in the waters of Lee and
Charlotte counties is estimated to cost about $24 mil-
lion to clean up. If those "lessons from Andrew" are
accurate, it could also take up to a decade.
It's not beer cans and plastic cups that are the prob-
lems. There are roofs from homes. Trees. Tree limbs.
Boats some of them big.
And its not just the navigational hazards that pose
a threat. A lot of the debris is smothering seagrass beds
or lodged deep in mangrove forests.
Boat removal costs may be borne by the boat own-
ers, if those owners can be located and if they have any
money or an interest in their watercraft. The construc-
tion debris removal will probably fall on the backs of
local government.
The environmental damage will be in the purview
of Mother Nature.

Florida environmental regulators step in
"It's our job to help nature whenever we can. But,
hurricanes are a big reminder that Mother Nature is
always in control."
That comment is from Tim Breault, a biologist
with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission.

Library grows
Charles and JoAnn Lester
of Holmes Beach at the
Lester Public Library in
their home state of Wis-
consin, where they were
instrumental in building a
library in Arpin. The
library director said use
has doubled since the new,
larger facility opened. The
Lesters, who live in Key
Royale and Port Edwards, .V
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Of course, human impacts of Hurricane Charley
took precedence over the critters, but now that the
power is back and new temporary housing ordered and
on its way, FWC is looking at the natural damage the
hurricane wrought. As Breault put it, nature requires us
to take notice of the environmental changes, because
what happens in the natural world will have far-reach-
ing consequences.
"Besides the obvious loss of animal life during a
hurricane, animals' food and shelter may be destroyed,
exotic and sometimes dangerous animals may be set
loose, and non-native, invasive plants may be scattered
to new locations," the FWC reports.
Initial findings include the following:
Bird populations weathered Hurricane Charley
fairly well. Fortunately, nesting season was over for
most shore-nesting birds in the hurricane's path. but
altered beaches could affect next year's nesting.
Scrub jay, red-cockaded woodpecker and burrow-
ing owl populations may have been especially sensi-
tive. Deep Creek in Babcock/Webb Wildlife Manage-
ment Area in Charlotte County took a hard hit. Massive
defoliation may put scrub jays in danger from aerial
predators, and when trees came down, some wood-
peckers lost their homes. Scattered debris covers the
holes of burrowing owls, damaging nests and trapping
the birds either in or out of their homes.
Pelican and bald eagle nests may also have been
destroyed.
A major fish kill occurred in Seminole County's
Lake Jessup. A live transformer hitting the lake, and
electrocuting thousands of fish, could have caused the
fish deaths. However, oxygen depletion is surely a con-
tributing factor. Lower layers of water in a lake often
have lower levels of oxygen. Waters from the bottom
of the lake mixing with surface layers, as the layers are
stirred up by the hurricane, may have contributed to the
mortality by causing fatally low levels of oxygen.
Manatees fared much better. No deaths or inju-
ries were reported. At least one manatee might owe its
life to the kindness of strangers. It was stranded in
floodwaters on a street in Ft. Myers Beach. Good Sa-
maritans placed the manatee on a piece of plywood and
dragged it to a canal. When they released the manatee,
it swam away, apparently unharmed in the incident.


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All radio-tagged Florida panthers and whooping
cranes appear to be OK.
There is still a lot of work to be done, though.
Seagrass bed damage estimates have to be compiled.
Sea turtle nesting data must be checked.
There's also a pesky but very real problem in Cape
Coral believe it or not, they've had an outbreak of
monitor lizards roaming the area, and it is feared that
the storm may have redistributed the big guys they
grow to 6 feet in length and that could adversely
impact any native species that lay eggs, a favorite food
for the monitors.
A long-term problem will be the spread of invasive
species that tend to take over the damaged natural habi-
tat. Australian pines and Brazilian pepper trees are a
particular threat. However, native species of trees and
shrubs seem to weather the storms better than invasive
plants, so the uprooted pines and peppers may be re-
placed by natives.

And now, the T-shirt
The Seminole Hard Rock Hurricane Relief Fund
drive last week featured a T-shirt proclaiming, "I
rocked the house with Charley" for a $10 donation.
The Tampa hotel and casino agreed to match the
first $10,000 donated to its relief fund for those hit by
the storm.

The White house update
Randy Wayne White, novelist, journalist and
former fishing guide, lives in Pineland on Pine Island,
pretty much ground zero for Hurricane Charley. Below
is his Aug. 20 update of the storm:
"Thanks very much for all of your kind notes and
calls. I'm touched. After a week without power, water,
phone, things are finally falling into place, and
Pineland's recovery all of Florida's recovery is
under way. I have been in far-flung places in emer-
gency conditions, but never in the United States. The
way our emergency operations, public and private, re-
sponded to Charley was beyond any expectations.
What a great and giving nation this is. No place on
earth compares.
"The National Guard set up a checkpoint outside my
house, and the guys seem to love the hot sauce. Great to
trade for MREs (Meals Ready to Eat). I'll soon be leav-
ing repairs in the hands of my sons, and running away to
hide so I can finish the next book, 'Dead of Night.' Maybe
Anna Maria Island, maybe North Carolina or Colombia.
For those of you who had plans to come to the Southwest
Coast of Florida, don't change them. Sanibel is rallying.
Hope to see you there soon!
"I didn't share with you one of the great losses I
suffered due to Charley though it is minor compared
to that endured by some. I had five hardback copies of
my first book. "Sanibel Flats," very rare first editions.
Prior to the storm, my son Rogan and I packed them
and other rare books in plastic bags, then put them in
a chest-sized fireproof safe beneath the stairs, off my
office.
"During the storm, before I got back to the house
and before the tornadoes came, the attic window blew
out, and rain soaked the place. It wasn't until the third
or fourth day after Charley that I even thought of
checking on the books. In a steel safe with walls three
inches thick, they had to be OK. They weren't. Four of
the five copies of "Flats" were soaked. The safe was
fireproof, not waterproof."

Sandscript factoid
Randy eventually ended up in Sarasota, by the
way, to finish his next book, due to be released next
spring.
Oh, and tirsi-edition copies of "'Sanibei Flats' arc
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THE ISLANDER U SEPT. 1, 2004 U PAGE 21


Linesider season opens, promises to be great


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Snook season opens Sept. 1 and, by all accounts,
it promises to be a good run through Dec. 15. Remem-
ber that legal snook must be within a 26- to 34-inch slot
limit, with a one-fish-per-day bag limit and all catches
require a special tag on your Florida fishing license.
Offshore action for snapper is great right now,
while inshore fishing is superb. Redfish are starting to
school, and Spanish mackerel are almost everywhere.
Shark fishing is also a good bet, with lots of anglers
having lots of fun with smaller sharks in Terra Ceia Bay.
And Vinny Smith at the Rod & Reel Pier definitely
gets the fish-of-the-week award for a 5-foot-long bar-
racuda he brought to the dock.
Capt. Thorn Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he went out a few times last week and did
well with redfish, spotted sea trout and Spanish mack-
erel, all to about 22 inches in length. Blackfin sharks
are also out in Terra Ceia Bay and Tampa Bay, with
catches to 30 inches and live bait and Mr. Twister
artificial seeming to work the best. The dark water
coming into the bays, caused by stormwater runoff, is
starting to become more brackish, he added, and fish-
ing is getting better daily.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said that
"there is no shortage of snook out there along the beaches
and in the passes and by the piers at the north end of the
Island," good news for the linesider anglers who've been
drooling to bring in a big one for the last few weeks. Bill
said that bait is pretty much everywhere, and Spanish
macks are hitting the whitebait like crazy and there are a
lot of mackerel around right now. If action slows, he ad-
vises using the smallest spoon you can easily throw on the
line you've got on your reel for the finicky mackerel.
"Shark fishing is phenomenal," he added, with best results
coming from the use of a chum bag and live pinfish in
Tampa Bay. Snapper fishing offshore is also good near the
structure at the 13-mile mark, and Bill offered a tip for
anyone going out to the 30-mile offshore depths for grou-
per: Troll a semi-light line through the weedlines offshore
to catch what he calls "a lot" of dolphin fish, not Flip-
per- in the surface waters.
Vinny Smith at the Rod & Reel Pier said pier
fishing is pretty good, with lots of catches of redfish,
catch-and-release snook mangrove snapper and black
drum.
Cliff Alcorn at the Anna Maria City Pier said the
last couple of weeks have been very, very good for
Spanish mackerel anglers. He's spotted a few tarpon
hanging around the pier no hookups, though and
the nighttime fishers are reeling in some sharks. The
real deal at the pier, though, is the opening of snook
season. Cliff said there are hundreds of the linesiders
hanging around the pilings, "big ones," he added.
Teresa Baranowski the Perico Island Bait and
Tackle said she's been catching "big sheepshead, 19
and 17 inches long," off the dock at night at the shop.
There was also that 40-inch-long redfish that was
caught later off the docks, and Prices Key near the
mouth of Palma Sola Bay seems to be the place to be
for schooling reds. Teresa did brag about one group of
fishers who came in an bought four dozen shrimp and
came back a little while later with three dozen trout
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Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said he made a few
trips out last week and did well with redfish to 28
inches, trout to 22 inches, plus mangrove snapper and
flounder to about 19 inches in size. Catch-and-release
snook were also a good bet in preparation of the sea-
son start Sept. 1. Capt. Zach is finding lots of Spanish
mackerel off the beaches, and he said there are still
some tarpon hanging around off Longboat Pass, in
Sarasota Bay and in the mouth of the Manatee River.
Good luck and good fishing.
Capt. Mike Heistand is a 20-year-plus fishing
guide. Call him at 779-9607 to provide a fishing report.
Prints and digital images of your catch are also wel-
come and may be dropped off at The Islander, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, or e-mailed to
news@islander.org. Please include identification jor
persons in the picture along with information on the
catch and a name and phone number for more infor-
mation. Snapshots may be retrieved once they appear
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Aug. 23 79 92 0
Aug. 24 78 93 2.30
Aug. 25 78 92 0
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Aug. 27 78 93 0
Aug. 28 77 94 0
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No shortage of fun at O'Connor Challenge


By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Correspondent
A bevy of bowlers showed up to participate in the
14th Annual O'Connor Bowling Challenge, which took
place Saturday, Aug. 28, at AMF Bradenton Lanes on
Cortez Road.
The charity bowling event drew 215 bowlers to the
fun-filled evening, which was down some from the 280
who bowled last year. Despite the lower number of par-
ticipants, the event was again an unparalleled success,
raising $8,075, which will be used to purchase sports
equipment for the Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
ter. It brings to $115,000 the total raised by the tourna-
ments in 14 years, all of it going to the Center.
Numbers may have been even lower had it not
been for the efforts of Tammy and Chris Woodward of
SS-20 Building Systems (a Mike Carter company and
George O'Connor's employer), who cajoled 20-some
people into bowling and provided a check for $1,500
to the cause.
Peggy Davenport of Duffy's Tavern fame also
played a big role in the financial success of the tourney
by selling raffle tickets. Peggy doesn't let too many
people get away without purchasing "beaucoup" raffle
tickets. If she went about the business of selling beer
at Duffy's with the same fervor, there would be a lot
of people departing Duffy's in a cab!
Once again George and Billy O'Connor, their re-
spective spouses Sue and Sharon, Bill and Jennifer
Lowman and Sandy Pruett of the Center did a great job
putting the tournament together, while a big thanks
goes out to Chris McNamara, who helped bring in do-
nations for'the prize raffle as did the staff at The
Islander, the event's sponsor.
As the exclusive event sponsor, The Islander provides
advertising, flyers, posters and the top prize in its package
every year for a virtual no-cost event. Many thanks for the
generosity of the merchants and businesses that donated


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gift certificates and raffle prizes to the tourney, even if it
was to make the beggars go away!
Billy O'Connor was amazed at how much money
they raised this year. "We had 90-some less bowlers,
but thanks to the generosity of those that did show up,
we were only about $1,000 short of the amount we
raised last year."
The big distraction? Possibly Hurricane Charley,
as lots of Island folks are helping in the relief effort -
or stressed by the sight of more hurricanes in the At-
lantic.
One bright spot in the lower numbers was the fact
that for the first time in four or five years, this writer
actually wore a pair of bowling shoes that weren't three


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Tommy
Rudek,
Logan
Bystrom,
Nick
Taylor and
Stuart
Shinn
show off
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sizes too big. My scores didn't show any improvement
from previous tournaments, but a 6-7-10 spare was
definitely a highlight, along with the usual fun that
goes on at the lanes.
Though the O'Connor Bowling Challenge is the
only time during the year that most people in the field
bowl, there were some outstanding performances to go
along with the mostly mediocre-at-best results turned
in by the rest of the field.
On the men's side, Rich Gumpton had a 245 game
to go along with a three-game total of 646 to win men's
high game and series. Women's high game was turned
in by Jackie Cate with 212, while Sue Delosh had a
three-game series score of 533 to take top honors
among the women bowlers.
Husband Ed Delosh earned some distinction as
well when he managed a 65 to win low score of the
tournament for the men and the title "Gutter King." His
female counterpart for low score was Tricia Jonker
with a low of 30.
The big winner of the evening turned out to be
Sean Waters of Solo's Pizza in Holmes Beach, who
won the raffle for the super-big flat-screen TV donated
by The Islander. His excitement was evident when he
ran up to claim his prize during the awards ceremony
at the Cortez Kitchen.
"I really needed that TV," Sean said, along with
lots of big hugs.
Congratulations to everyone who participated.

Locals claim prizes
in Ski-A-Ree wakeboard contest
Logan Bystrom, 17, and Nick Taylor, 15, both of
PLEASE SEE SPORTS, NEXT PAGE


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Sports
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 22
Holmes Beach, both brought home trophies from the
Ski-A-Ree's wakeboarding and wakeskating contests
held Aug. 28 at the ski club's home on City Island next
to Mote Marine in Sarasota.
Taylor claimed first place in the Division 1
wakeskating competition, while compatriot Tommy
Rudek of northwest Bradenton took second place.
Bystrom brought home a second place trophy in the
Division A wakeskating competition.
Wakeskating is pretty much like wakeboarding
except for the fact that there are no straps to hold the
board to the feet of the rider.
Other locals to fare well in the competition were
Stuart Shinn, 15, who claimed top honors in the ad-
vanced wakeboarding division, while Ryan Bergeron,
18, brought home a second-place trophy.
Many thanks to Elizabeth and Mitch Bergeron and
the Ski-A-Rees for use of their great facility, which
made this contest possible.

Soccer reminder
Spirit Week started Tuesday and continues through
Sept. 3. Teams in all soccer divisions will play scrim-
mage games to warm up for the season. Fans will also
have a chance to get warmed up with a fan spirit chal-
lenge. During the first 15 minutes of each game, a tally
will be taken of how many fans wear their team's col-
ors. Top-spirited teams will be announced during the
awards ceremony.


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Grego's Almost to the Beach Tavern brought most, if not all, of the pub staff and patrons to the O'Connor
Challenge. Aspen Houck, Dewey Daley, J.C. Cox, Tami Minter, Jan Barnes, Laura Ritter, Jeff Marks, Pat
Heagarty, Margie Carroway, Patti Colby, Jim Hammond, Bob Cusher, Loco Noel and Yves Beauregard all
joined Grego's proprietors, Kathy and Greg Koeper, for a night at the lanes.


Horseshoe winners Bradenton and Rhodes. Runners-up were Herb Ditzel
Winners in the Aug. 28 horseshoe games were of Anna Maria City and Sam Samuels of Bradenton.
Norm Good of Holmes Beach and Tom Rhodes of The weekly contests get under way every Wednes-
Cortez. Runners-up were George McKay and Tom day and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria City Hall
Skoloda, both of Anna Maria City. Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no membership fees
Winners in the Aug. 25 games were Ron Pepka of and everyone is welcome.


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NOON FRIDAY* Sept 3

for classified ads that will appear in

the Sept. 8 issue of The Islander.

Ads must be received at our office no later than
noon Friday, Sept. 3, for Sept 8 publication.
Fax 778-9392, e-mail news@islander.org or
visit us at 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

hi Islan Cer Our office will be dosed Nonday, Sept. 6, in observance of Labor Day.


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Bayou Condo: 2BR/1 BA $875
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CAMERAS: MINOLTA XE one with lens, $35; new
X370 in box, $100; Maxuum 7000, used twice, case,
four lenses, $300. (941) 798-8342.

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



EARLY CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE: Please place
ads by noon Friday, Sept. 3 for the Wednesday,
Sept. 8 publication. Happy Labor Day!

SALE: NIKI'S GIFTS & Antiques. Large bookcase;
sterling jewelry 50 percent off. Selected gifts and
antiques, 25 to 70 percent off. Seven days. (941)
779-0729. 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Watch
for the opening of Island Market Antiques in Septem-
ber, next to Niki's.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND SCREENSAVER! Experience
the Island on your computer desktop. Available at The
Islander, or purchase on line or order by mail. $12 PC
or $15 Mac. www.robertsondesignstudio.com.

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

FREE GUN LOCK. Yes, free. Just for the asking.
Courtesy of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission. Free at The Islander newspaper
office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Don't be
sorry, be safe. One per customer.

CALLING ALL ARTISTS: Restless Natives gallery
looking for original artwork in all mediums for con-
signment. Stop by 5314 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, or call Amy (941) 779 2624.

LOOKING FOR a deal? Try The Islander, 778-7978.


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LONGBOAT KEY HISTORY "From Calusas to Con-
dominiums" by Ralph B. Hunter. Signed copies
available at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. (941) 778-7978.



ANNA MARIA ISLAND moving sale: Saturday-Sun-
day, Sept. 4-5, 9am-1pm. Furniture, lamps, end
tables, pictures, mattresses, bed frames. Everything
must go. 202 Lakeview Drive, Anna Maria.

YARD SALE: Saturday, Sept. 4. Household items,
furniture, women's clothing, scrubs books, knick-
knack's, etc. 6700-A Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.

LAWN SALE: Saturday, Sept. 4, 9am-noon. Man's
bicycle, Crown Victoria car cover, stationery bicycle,
household items, adult clothes. 5612 Guava,
Holmes Beach.

MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE SALE: Saturday, Sept .4,
8am. Canoe, clothes, lots of goodies. End of Willow
Avenue, Anna Maria.



LOST SIAMESE CAT in the vicinity of Marina
Drive and 81st Street, Sunday, Aug. 22. Female,
approximately one-year-old. Kelly, (941) 778-
5883 or 920-0254.

FOUND: Young shepherd mix female on Willow
Street, Anna Maria, Sunday, Aug. 22. Has collar, no
tags. (941) 778-3571.



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

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


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LOT Prime buildable lot in
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Zoned for residential/office/re-
tail. Owner financing available.
$285,000. Call Susan Hatch,
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2000 SUBARU LEGACY-L Wagon. Less than
65,000 miles. $10,975, or best offer. Has warranty.
(941) 778-0403.

1990 ECONOLINE 150 VAN, cold air conditioning,
has towing package. Ready for travel. Runs great.
$2,000, or best offer. (941) 778-1102.



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

EGMONT EXPRESS CHARTERS: Seek out secret
water paradise. Sunsets, back water, Egmont or
custom trips. See dolphins and manatees. Call
(941) 778-7459 or 720-5470.

WANTED: BOAT LIFT or davits to rent. For 3,300-
lb. 20-foot CC-boat. Responsible person that can
provide references and maintain equipment. (941)
745-1937.



LET'S GO FISHING! Call Capt. Mike Heistand on
the charter boat "Magic." Full or half day backwater
fishing. USCG licensed. Ice, bait, tackle provided.
(941) 779-9607.



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

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

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


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

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY

WANTED: Vending locations, kid's stuff, temporary
tattoos. Licensed best sellers, top percentage. (941)
962-6226.


REAL ESTATE: Tired of paying office fees? Two
experienced 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.

ACTIVITIES COUNSELOR: Island Community
Center seeks patient, energetic, fun-loving individual
to create and lead curriculum for children-in K-5 af-
ter school program. Reading and drama specialties
highly desired. Ideal candidates have an elementary
education degree or 40-hour DCF childcare certifi-
cation; CPR/first aid certified. Applicants with a valid
CDL are encouraged to apply. E-mail your resume
to kjoyce@tampabay.rr.com.


HOUSEKEEPER WANTED: Palma Sola. Experi-
enced in cleaning, laundry, ironing, shopping. Must
be neat, organized, love kids. Flexible hours. Full/
part time, $10/hour. (917) 747-3229.

MOTIVATED, DEPENDABLE office assistant
needed for busy Island Community Center. Mini-
mum two years administrative experience. Working
with children a plus. Monday-Friday 4:30-9pm, oc-
casional Saturday. Salary range $8-$10/hour. E-
mail your resume: kjoyce@tampabay.rr.com.

CHURCH OFFICE needs part-time secretary. Com-
puter experienced. Mail resume to Administrative
Committee, P.O. Box 4298, Anna Maria FL 34216.

DELIVERY PERSON needed one night per week
midnight-8am. Hard-working person with reliable
vehicle, valid drivers license and insurance. Good
pay. Call 778-1102.

BEFORE SCHOOL COUNSELOR: Earn $50/week.
Island Community Center seeks patient, caring, fun-
loving individual to supervise Before-School Program.
Monday-Friday, 7-8am. Ideal candidates are obtain-
ing an elementary education degree or 40-hour DCF
childcare certification; CPR/first aid certified. E-mail
your resume: kjoyce@tampabay.rr.com.

HELP WANTED: Getting ready for season, now hir-
ing all positions!. Apply at Ooh La La! Bistro, 5406
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. (941) 778-5320.

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

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

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to help design, construct,
paint sets for Island Players Productions. Come join
the fun! Jack, (941) 758-2527.


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


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

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

COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your
computer misbehaving? Certified computer service
and private lessons. Special $30 per hour- free
advice. (941) 545-7508.

ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING for great results,
wash away mildew, dirt and salt. Thorough, reason-
able and reliable. Free estimates, licensed and in-
sured. (941) 778-0944.

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.

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.
Excellent references. Call (941) 750-8366.
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.


ATTENTION
Business Owners/Investors

Two lots on Pine Avenue Price Reduced
(North end of Anna Maria Island)

Flexible ROR Zoning 'and just 500 feet to the Gulf of Mexico!
Don't miss an excellent opportunity to secure your investment before
re-development of this area begins and prices skyrocket.


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Coldwell Banker
RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE INC.
423 St. Armands Circle
Sarasota, FL 34236
(941) 302-3100 Direct

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

THE ROYAL MAID Service, licensed, bonded, in-
sured. Professional, experienced maids, free esti-
mate, gift certificates available. Please call (941)
727-9337 (72-SWEEP).

ABOUT GROUT: All repairs and installation. Done
right! Grout cleaning, sealing, staining. Showers,
kitchens, pools, re-caulks. Call Jeff, (941) 545-0128
or 569-8888.

MASTER YOUR COMPUTER. No school, book or
person can teach you as easily as this school
teacher. Expert repairs. (941) 383-5372.

MR. BILL'S HOME REPAIR/maintenance service.
Over 30 years experience, self-employed in construc-
tion trades. "I'm handy to have around." 778-4561.

KATHY & MIKE'S CLEANING Service. Delivering
a standard of excellence for all your interior and
exterior cleaning needs. Specializing in residential
and vacation rentals. Now offering window clean-
ing. Great rates. References available. Call (941)
722-4358.

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

SUMMER PILATES and Yoga: Classes held at
Anna Maria Art League. Pilates on Monday, 9-
10am; Yoga on Friday, 9-10:15am. Beginning to
intermediate level. $6 per class. Drop-ins welcome.
Call Preston Whaley Jr., certified Pilates instructor,
at (941) 778-3996 for more information.

MUSIC LESSONS! Flute, saxophone, clarinet. Begin-
ning to advanced. Contact Koko Ray, (941) 792-0160.

BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigera-
tion. Commercial and residential service, repair and/
or replacement. Serving Manatee County and the
Island since 1987. For dependable, honest and per-
sonalized service, call William Eller, (941) 795-7411.
RA005052.


ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional cre-
ates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding!
www.jackelka.com. (941) 778-2711.

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

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

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

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


CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and
commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, land-
scaping, cleanup, hauling and more! Insured.
(941) 778-5294.

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

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.

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


PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and instal-
lation. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and trees. Ir-
rigation. Everything Under the Sun Garden Centre,
5704 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. (941) 778-4441.

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


SHELL DELIVERED and spread. $35/yard. 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. License #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 778-4461.

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. License #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.

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

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

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This wonderful 3BR/2BA Spanish-siyle
home is tucked away on the secluded
end of a quiet cul-de-sac, offering spec-
lacular views of Palma Sola Bay, plus
heated waterfront swimming pool and '
expansive boat dock on deep, navi-
gable water. There is a new circular brick driveway enhanced by a lovely splashing
fountain, plus a Spanish-style barrel vaulted roof. The spacious entry foyer leads up
a gorgeous oak stairway to the main living area which features beautiful hardwood
and tile floors, glass block accents, and a wonderful gourmet kitchen with oak
cabinetry, domed ceiling, glass top range, convection oven, plus lovely Corian
countertops and breakfast bar. The private master suite features incredible Palma
Sola panoramas, especially from the secluded bayside deck, and offers an immacu-
late bathroom with his and hers sinks. Cheerful decorator borders and chair railings
add warmth and cheer throughout this inviting hideaway. Other amenities include all
new double paned storm proof windows and 126 feet of brand new seawall! The
beautiful, fully fenced grounds are enhanced by an orange and grapefruit tree, plus
a lovely potting and orchid house area. The discerning buyer will appreciate the qual-
ity and attention to detail which is evident throughout this gracious home. Truly in a
class by itself and reasonably priced at $1,050,000.
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FOR SALE Beautiful Tiffany Plac Condo!
Views of the Gulf from the screened lanai, beautifully furnished, newly updated
kitchen, baths, new water heater, paint, tile and carpet. Manager office on site,
heated pool, rec room, outdoor shower, BBQ area and storage ...
A statement of perfection $980,000.


CALL
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941.778.6066

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OF ANNA MARIA
www.greenreal.com


Vizcaya Condominium For Sale
Located in.beautiful private gated
community in southern Manatee County.
Spacious 2BR/2BA, over 2,000 sf, recently
updated, catherdral ceilings, second floor
overlooks lake. Olympic-size pool,
large clubhouse only $204,500.
730-7211 or 773-4150
Owner/Realtor


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BAYFRONT Spectacular view, 3BR/2BA, two-car,
open floor plan. Large lot, 112 by 143-ft., deep
water, dock and lift. Holmes Beach. $1,385,000.


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TWIN HOMES sold together, zoned condo. Share
large pool. Beautiful 3BR/2BA each, large garages,
turnkey furnished. Great rental history. One house
from the beach. $1,600,000 for both.


"La Plage" Anna Maria's newest luxury Gulffront
condos ... All Gulffront, high-speed elevators, security
gates, burglar alarm, enclosed garages, pool/spa,
3BR/2.5BA, up to 4,200 sf. $1,975,000.

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

Mike

Norman

ReaR lty 800-367-16I7
a INC 941-778-6696
3101 GULF DRIVE HOLMES BEACH
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KEY ROYALE Immaculate, updated 3BR/3BA home on deep
water canal. Direct access to bay and Gulf. Open floor plan.
Near private golf course and beaches. Artesian well for free
irrigation. $759,900. Call Piroska Planck, 730-9667.
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate Inc.


Gayle Simyson Schulz...


Trust a professional with more than
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Home Sales
Property Management
Commercial Leasing


Vacation Rentals
Jim Anderson Realty Company
PO Box 1789 401-B Pine Avenue Anna Maria, FL 34216
941.778.4847 toll free 1.800.772.3235
www.iima ndersonrealty.com
e-mail: imsrealtyco@ ao l cornn

Thanks for saying "I saw it in The Islander"

ANNA MARIA

ISLAND iCoast

REAL ESTATE LLC
DUPLEX
3BR/2BA and 2BR/2BA duplex, vicinity Mana-
tee Community College. Close to shopping, res-
taurant and doctors. Midway between Bradenton
and Sarasota. Updated, newer appliances, air con-
ditioning and windows, fenced yard room for
pool, good rental. $205,000.
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.
PERICO ISLAND VILLA
2BR/2BA Furnished lakefront villa. Vaulted
ceiling, eat-in kitchen, open plan, dining
room, walk-in closets, two-car garage. Heated
pool, tennis, clubhouse, sauna. $289,900.
FAMILY POOL HOME
4BR/2BA family home in northwest Bradenton.
Split-plan, fireplace, family room, caged pool
and lanai, new A/C, fence, two-car garage.
$259,000.
FABULOUS HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX
3BR/2BA each. Spacious, turnkey furnished,
ceramic tile, beautiful baths, new kitchens,
sun deck, room for a pool, west of Gulf Drive,
very close to prime beach. $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.
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

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


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Gorgeous home on
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Street in Anna Maria.
Nice-sized lot on a
deep-water canal!

Call Pat Staebler,
Lic. Real Estate Broker


778-0123 or 705-0123


The Islander Since 1992


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of Anna Maria Inc.
778-7244
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THIS BEAUTIFUL DUPLEX
is only steps from the beach
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Each 2BR/2BA has French
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.. balconies. Downstairs, grill
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a new fenced in back yard.
Three oversized bonus rooms not included in square footage.
Great investment! Offered at $644,900.
LARGE HOME/DUPLEX
Better than a house! 4BR/
3BA with a pool! Front unit is
man '55 3BR/2BA with an oversized
single-car garage. Rear unit
_i. has been totally renovated and
is a very large 1 BR/I BA with
._-.-. two sets of French doors
leading to the completely renovated pool. New landscaping, new stucco
and paint, new fencing and a new paver entry and patio area for rear
unit. Large 90x100 duplex lot zoned R-2. Offered at $559,900.
CANAL FRONT IN
-. LONGBOAT KEY
.- -- Canal front home close to
S. .--. the beach! 3BR/2BA
S .- -. elevated home in Longboat
d '-Key just two blocks from the
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_throughout. Walk out of
your door and onto your boat--easy access to the bay and gulf. Build
up for bay views! Call today for your viewing appointment. $625,000.

CALL TODAY!
I (800)771-6043 (941)778-7244
5309 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach
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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, updated villa. Pool,
clubhouse, boat docks, putting
green, in a very active boating
community. One of the best
buys on Longboat Key, 55-plus
community. $289,000.

COMPLETELY RENOVATED
DUPLEX This is a must see!
Ready to move in and/or
rent. No detail overlooked.
2BR/l BA each side. Private
brick-paver patio for each
unit, outdoor shower and
room for a pool. Great
West Indies flair. $599,000.






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TILE, CARPET, LAMINATE supplied and installed.
Why pay retail? Island resident, many references.
Free estimates, prompt service. Steve Allen Floor
Coverings. (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. License #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.

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.

CONCRETE/MASONRY/RESTORATION, con-
crete, shell, driveways, concrete painting, staining
and sealing, hauling, deliveries, clean-ups, yard
debris. C-squared contractor. (941) 345-3092. Sean
Dagostino. License #CGC1506629.

HANDYMAN SERVICE: Bill MacCaughern. Re-
pairs, renovations, kitchens, bathrooms, decks.
Masonry, tile, painting. 35 years experience. Yes, I
do show up! (941) 778-3904.

HOME REPAIR, painting, etc. Local references. In-
sured. For free estimate, please call John, 778-3713.


E&N Professional painting and decorating. Don't
brush us off! Island references, summer rates.
Nancy, (941) 756-9595. Ellen (941) 518-3054.

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.

VACATION RENTALS: 2BR apartments across
from beautiful beach, $375 to $500/week. Winter
and spring dates available. Almost Beach Apart-
ments, (941) 778-2374.

VACATION & SEASONAL Private beach. Units are
complete. Rates seasonally adjusted. $425-$975/
week, $975-$2,975/month. (800) 977-0803 or (941)
737-1121. www.abeachview.com.


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

BEAUTIFUL TROPICAL HOUSE just converted to
a two-unit property. 2BR/1 BA, 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, I BR/1BA duplex, three short
blocks to beach. Phone, premium cable T\, micro-
wave washer/dryer. sleeps foui. $1.800/month,
$550/week. Cain (94-i1 807-5627 o; e-mail:
aalmenguai @ msn.com-

BEACHFRONT: NORTH SHORE Drive, ground-
leve: all-view home. Bean Poin area. $3.500/
month. $1,500/week. Call Tom, (559, 760-1331.

BAYFRONT ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/2BA, tennis,
poo cable, water/sewer and trash included. Old
Flonda Realty Co., (941) 778-3377, or Sharon (941)
778-3730.

RENTALS RENT fast with ads in The islander.


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,
microwave, washer/dryer. Small pets OK. Available
now and accepting reservations for 2005. Winter
rates: $1,700/month, $550/week; summer rates:
$500/week. E-mail: aalmengual@msn.com or call
(941) 807-5626.

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

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

POOL HOME AVAILABLE for vacation let. Near
Holmes Beach, 3BR/2BA with all amenities. Please
contact, (941) 753-8709, ext. 2.

NEW LISTING: Fully furnished villa in beautiful Mt.
Vernon, near beaches, on canal, lake-view front.
2BR/2BA, enclosed lanai, carport, clubhouse with
numerous activities, heated pool, Jacuzzi, tennis,
no pets, non-smoking, age 55-plus, minimum three
months. Peak season, $2,500/month; annual
$1,500/month. Call (941) 721-1784.

ANNUAL RENTALS: 6504 Holmes Blvd., 1 BR/1 BA
duplex, $725/month; 205 Haverkos, 1BR/1BA du-
plex, no pet, $750/month; 2104 Avenue B, 1BR/
1BA duplex, furnished, no pet, $700/month or un-
furnished $650/month; Perico Bay Club, 3BR,
$1,500/month, 2BR, $1,100/month; Bay Hollow,
2BR/2BA, furnished or unfurnished, boat dock, pet
OK, $1,500/month. SunCoast Real Estate, (941)
779-0202, www.suncoastinc.com.

WATERFRONT DUPLEX 3BR/2BA on Intracoastal
in Bradenton Beach. Dock, davits, steps to beach,
pet yard, washer/dryer, storage shed. Annual
$1,000/month. (727) 784-3679.

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

ANNUAL KEY WEST-style custom 3BR/2.5BA,
ceramic floors, oak stairs, greatroom with fireplace,
French doors, 2,000 sf living area and large
screened deck. (941) 794-9921 or 773-6581.
$2,200/month.

ANNUAL 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. With
good credit, $850/month. (941) 713-1390.

ANNUAL GROUND-LEVEL duplex, Holmes Beach,
2BR/1BA. Lanai, unfurnished, steps to beach.
$900/month includes hot water. First, last and se-
curity. Nonsmoking, no pets. Available Sept. 1.
(941) 778-7665.

BEACHFRONT. bayfront condos with gorgeous
views, 3BR/2BA and 2BR/2BA. Weekly, monthly,
seasonal rentals, furnished. By owner. (901) 301-
8299.

ANNUAL DUPLEX 2BR/2BA, Florida room, carport,
nice $950/month: 2BR/1BA, carport $850/month;
2BR/2BA S750: I BR/1BA $675. Dolores M. Baker
Realty, (941! 778-7500.

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

VACATION RENTAL: Charming fully furnished
1BR/1BA, just across from white sandy beach. Call
(941) 809-3714.

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VACATION OR SEASON, Anna Maria Gulffront apart-
ments, 1, 2, 3BR. Porches, sundecks, laundry. Im-
maculate, tropical setting. No pets. (941) 778-3143.

VACATION VILLAS: Beautifully furnished 1 BR/1BA
or 2BR/2BA. Private and secluded, steps to beach.
(941) 778-4636. www.islandgardenvillas.com.

ANNUAL RENTAL: Beautiful deepwater canalfront
setting on Key Royale! 2BR/2.5BA, garage, all ap-
pliances. $1,500/month plus utilities. Please call An
Island Place Realty, (941) 779-0733.

PANORAMIC GULFFRONT 3BR/2BA home, huge
deck. View from every room. Check our off-season
rates! (813) 920-5595.

MUST SEE! Holmes Beach. 2BR/2.5BA, two-car
garage, home. Maintenance free. 501 67th St. (941)
725-4488.

ANNUAL RENTALS: Immaculate 2BR/2BA
home with garage $1,200/month; efficiency
apartment, $500/month. Fran Maxon Real Es-
tate, (941) 778-2307.

OFFICE SPACE on Anna Maria Island. Centrally lo-
cated on a major artery. Plenty of parking. Up to 1,000
sf. For information call (941) 778-0777 or 545-9591.

ANNUAL RENTALS: 2BR/2BA Gulfview apartment,
$1,450/month includes all utilities. Also, 2BR/1.5BA
half duplex, $950/month. Call Betsy Hills Real Es-
tate, P.A., at (941) 778-2291 or e-mail:
Jason @ betsyhills.com.

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

CHARMING TROPICAL Holmes Beach 3BR/3BA
canalfront home. Available September through De-
cember. Unfurnished. $1,800/month. House also for
sale, $749,900. (941) 730-1086.

ANNUAL RENTALS: Great move-in specials. Pets
welcome! Ground-level duplexes. Walking distance
to Gulf. 1 BR/1 BA, $575/month. 2BR/1 BA with bonus
room, $795/month. 2BR/2BA with garage, family
room, lanai, $925/month. Call Island Real Estate,
(941) 778-6066.

CORTEZ/SUNNY SHORES: ANNUAL 1BR, car-
port, attached storage, near boat ramp. $600/month.
778-2710 after 10:30am.

HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX: Vacation/seasonal,
across from beach, 1 BR or 2BR, newly remodeled,
new appliances. Bikes. No pets. (513) 236-5091.
www.beachesndreams.com.


ANNUAL AND SEASONAL Rentals available now!
2BR/2BA Island duplex, $750/month. 1 BR/1 BA Island.
duplex, $525/month. Please call Cristin Curl, Wagner
Realty, (941) 778-2246. www.wagnerrealty.com.

ANNA MARIA DUPLEX for annual lease. 2BR/1 BA,
newly remodeled, fireplace, large deck, private yard.
$900/month. First, last, security. No pets. (941) 792-
8817, or e-mail diamond8@mindspring.com

WATERFONT 1BR/1BA seasonal or annual. Very
beautiful. Call (941) 730-3559..

ANNUAL 2BR/1BA two blocks to beach, new tile,
large kitchen, no pets. $755/month, plus utilities.
Call (941) 922-2473 or 928-3880.

ANNA MARIA: annual 1BR/1BA near Bean Point,
scenic Gulf view! Deck, private, steps to beach.
$750/month. (941) 778-3006.

ROOMMATE WANTED: Male or female to share
2BR/2BA, $400/month, plus half utilities. First, last,
deposit. Call (941) 778-8237.

SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals.
1BR/1BA or 2BR/1BA with pool. Walk to beach,
shopping and restaurants. (941) 778-3875. Web site
2spinnakers.com


HARBOUR LANDINGS: Lot and dock. Beautiful
12,100 sq.ft. homesite offered by owner/Realtor.
Gated community in Cortez. $287,500 includes dock
for boat up to 35-feet Longview Realty, (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 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.


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you up to date on Real Estate sales and trends
on Anna Maria Island on a monthly basis via
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newsletter. To get on list e-mail:
dantia@amipsr.com.

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

DESIRABLE Anna Maria lot (50-by-110-feet)
west of Gulf Drive. 117 Willow Ave. By owner,
$420,000. (813) 335-3680.

ALL THE BEAUTY of the Island just across
the Cortez Bridge. Palma Sola bayfront and
near Cortez Village. Two story, 4BR/2BA with
canal, dock and boathouse. Million-dollar
views can be had for $639,000. (941) 794-
3010 or 374-0528.

MAGNIFICENT Key West-style elevated duplex.
3BR/2BA, each unit built 2001. Heated pool court-
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LONGBOAT KEY VILLAGE. Very unique 3BR/
2BA, two-car garage. Carriage house-style art-
ist loft/master suite bedroom. Steps to Sarasota
Bay. $619,000. Exclusive listing with Real Es-
tate Mart, (941) 756-1090.

CHARMING KEY ROYALE Drive 3BR/3BA
canalfront home. 3,000 sf under roof. Updated.
New kitchen, new carpeting. Pool, dock, boat
lift. Large lot. $749,900. (941) 730-1086.

111 Pelican Anna Maria Canalfront Home








1,792 sq fl. ol giving area, isliai air-condiioned is 3BR/
2BA and 2.628 sq.il. under roof Islur) includes a
screened-in canallront lanai and oversized Iwo-car ga-
rage. 75-by-100-foot seawalled loi wilh d:ock at heend
ot cul-de-sac. $650.000 lurnished itha wil include a
Zodiac-lype boal and motor.

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


BY OWNER/AGENT: Rare opportunity. Large
townhome on canal.150-yard fishing pier. Small
boat OK. 3BR, in-law suite on ground level. Tennis,
heated pools. Great investment, retirement. First
$399,000. (941) 228-3489.

NORTH END of Island 3BR/2BA, two-car garage,
on two lots, lush vegetation. Room for pool. Call
(941) 705-1513.

HOME FOR SALE: Northwest Bradenton, Mango
Park. 3BR/3BA with pool and spa, 2,600 sf.
$420,000. Call (941) 794-3126.

HALF DUPLEX in Holmes Beach for sale by owner.
Elevated 2BR/1.5BA, newly renovated, Spanish
tile, fruit trees. $319.000. Call (941) 330-2411 be-
tween 11am-5pm.

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Realty, Murphy N.C. Call for free brochure. (800) 841-
5868. www.cherokeemountainrealty.com

WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS. North Carolina
where there is cool mountain air, views and
streams, homes, cabins and acreage. Call for free
brochure of mountain property sales. (800) 642-
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N.C. 28906. www.realtyofmurphy.com.

CARRIZO RANCH LIQUIDATION. Beautiful eastern
Arizona. 5,700-ft elevation. First-time available. 40-
acre ranches. From $11,800. Easy terms, no qualify-
ing. Don't delay. McCoy Land, (866) 289-2952.

DREAMING OF MOVING to the cool Carolina
Mountains? Bargain prices on wooded golf-front,
view homesites on gorgeous mountain course.
No time limit to build. Little down, lowest interest
.rates! Call (866) 334-3253, ext. 710.
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WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA Mountains. River
and view homesites. Paved roads, clubhouse, fish-
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5263. Bear River Lodge/Landtrust.

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.- .. BUILD YOUR ISLAND DREAM
HOME $425,000 Canalfront lot
.. available in Holmes Beach! IB90367

OR GO EAST TO BUILD $59,900
Great location in the growing Oneco
'- : .. area. 75'x127' lot is close to schools
I*: and shopping. IB104631.

6016 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton
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"7DING ~BAYOU CONDO Anna
pEN5 Maria The only mainte-
SAL nance-free living in Anna
Maria City! Canalfront with
bay views, private boat
dock, new tile, new carpet,
freshly painted, new win-
dows coming. Just listed at
$279,900. Call Stephanie Bell or Frank Migliore, (941) 778-2307
or direct (941) 920-5156. MLS#105518.
o FCRS WEST OF GULF DRIVE -
I OFF 131 White Ave. Duplex on
'' corner lot, two-car garage,
two carports, screened
.7! ^' lanai, lots of decks, over
S.. 3,900 sf. under roof. 150
steps to beach access.
Would also make a great single-family home! Asking S699,000.
For more details call Stephanie Bell, Broker, 778-2307 or 920-
5156. MLS103353.






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LAKE ACCESS BARGAINS 1-plus acres, $22,900.
3.5-acres, $29,900. Beautifully wooded-lake access
acreages. Pristine South Carolina location. Enjoy
day-dock/boat slips. Includes 10 percent end-of-
summer savings, limited time! Financing. (866) 288-
5446, ext. 164. www.sclakefront.com

GRAND OPENING Oct. 2. Cherokee Lake in Ten-
nessee! Waterfront and access parcels. Marina with
launch. Starting at $19,900. Limited appointments.
MLC Realty Inc. (800) 351-5263.

RIGHT OFF THE Parkway! Four-acre log home,
$89,900. Beautiful views and mountain stream just
off the Blue Ridge Parkway! Four-acres and chalet-
style log home package. (800) 455-1981, ext. 409.

BUY MOUNTAIN LAND! Four-acres, spectacular view,
secluded, wooded, paved-road, driveway, housesite.
$35,000. Owner financing. Bryson City, N.C. Call owner,
(800) 810-1590. www.mountainoverlookproperties.com.



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BUILDING SALE! Rock Bottom Prices! Quick deliv-
ery. Beat next price increase. Go direct, save. 20x26,
25x30,30x40,35x60,40x80,45x90, 50x100, 60x180
and others. Pioneer, (800) 668-5422.

EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All real estate adver-
tising herein is subject to the Fair Housing Act, which'
makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or
discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handi-
cap, familial status or national origin, or intention to make
any such preference, limitation or discrimination Famil-
ial status includes children under age of 18 living with
parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people
securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper
will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate
which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby
informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper
are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain
of discrimination call HUD toll-free at (800) 669-9777, for
the hearing impaired (0) (800) 543-8294.


EARLY CLASSIFIED DEADLINE
NOON FRIDAY SEPT. 3
for classified ads that will appear in
the Sept. 8 issue of The Islander.
Ads must be received at our office no
later than noon Friday, Sept. 3, for
Sept. 8 publication. Fax 778-9392,
e-mail news@islander.org, visit us at
our Web site at islander.org or our office
at 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Our office will be closed Monday, Sept.
6, in observance of Labor Day.
Have a safe holiday weekend.
The Islander


3 INVESTORS WANTED
I know this will come as a huge and pleasant surprise: Anna Maria Island has
THREE almost new homes built to new codes in a dynamic management pro-
gram with a documented cash surplus from the rental program. Imagine that!
Not having to put your hand in your pocket at year's end to cover expenses. Not
having to rely on capital appreciation alone to justify your investment. This is a
no-brainer. Call me right away and allow me to get you out of the red and into
the black. Island Aussie Geoff (941) 545-0206, (800) 653-1913.


S In 34 years I've never had
Sa listing that didn't sell.
S. GEOFFREY WALL, G.R.I. P.A.
Realtor Sales Associate
Mobile: 941-545-0206
www.AussieGeoff.com
e-mail: islander@AussieGeoff.com


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GREAT INVESTMENT duplex with 2BR/ HISTORIC ANNA MARIA COTTAGE two
I BA each unit and only a couple blocks blocks 1o the beach Updated and really
Irom the beach in Anna Maria City. cute 3BR '2BA plus t.%o-car garage
S459.000 MLS# 105105. $565 000 MLS, 102504


MAGNIFICENT EUROPEAN 3BR/2BA
.1*ll ..,th ,.er 2,300 sf. of living space
and :.ep'arate in-law quarters. Property
feature: a Poman garden and roof-top
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THAT'S FUNNERY
By Cathy Millhauser / Edited by Will Shortz


Across
1 Dual elec. designation
5 Puts in proper order,
nautically
9 TV boss of Flo and
Alice
12 Modern home of
ancient Knossos
17 Brave
18 "Orph6e, Le Repos"
painter
19 Skunk River city
21 Less taut
22 Blue dye
23 Winning bird colony?
26 Mexican muralist
28 Some grandkid spoilers
29 Crosspiece
30 Company whose name
is pig Latin for an
insect
31 Tolkien Moria warriors
32 Over
33 Williams of Boston
34 Mayo to mayo
36 Invitation from a rogue
nation?
40 Chorus line dances
42 Silas of the Continental
Congress
43 Eliot Janeway subj.
47 Civil rights leader
Medgar
48 Manipulative sort
52 Lodge member
53 Sheen formed with age
55 Self-titled WB sitcom
56 Artemis's twin
58 Steinbeck's birthplace,
in California
59 Young 'un at a hash
house?
63 Grave plunderer
65 Forensic ID
66 Restraint cord
67 Chem., for one


69 Smitten
71 E-mail address suffix
73 Aspirations
75 Prizes for manicurists?
79 Cricket teams, e.g.
81 It's broken at mixers
83 Eagles hit Eyes"
84 Studly
85 Diner cuppa
86 Advent song
88 Lawn ball game
89 "_sow, so shall ..."
90 "Pagliacci" role
92 Incited
94 Result of a cat hitting
the sauce?
100 Suffix with grape
101 Aetna's bus.
104 Thoreau work "Faith in

105 Suspenseful part of
"Survivor"
106 Over
108 Some teens just
hanging out
110 Clear, in a way
111 Strongbox
114 Request to hear a
certain audiobook
genre?
117 "La Dolce Vita" setting
118 Ancient Roman
magistrate
119 Finnish painter
JArnefelt
120 Troy story
121 Girl's name (or a hint to
this puzzle's theme)
122 Like a weather-worn
face
123 Emulate the Beastie
Boys
124 Endangered goose
125 Year of Boris
Godunov's birth


Down
1 Month before Nisan
2 Kid's plea
3 What a few volts might
be enough to do?
4 Star
5 Playmate of Piglet
6 Like some patches
7 Kiddie racer
8 Cause for nose-holding
9 The Say Hey Kid
10 Modern rock genre
11 Parisian art district
12 Artful
13 Martha in denture ads
14 Apply with might
15 Josh
16 Was off
18 Preschooler's medium
20 Endeavored
24 Demolished, in Derby
25 Experience
27 Punjabi royals
32 Like clocks with hands
34 Bitter
35 H.M.S. Pinafore force
37 Sch. in 19-Across
38 Frigate part
39 Mythical Himalayan
beast
41 Origami bird
44 President Bush's
hometown after a fire?
45 Go _outing
46 Explorers' org.
49 Buffalo hockey player
50 Org. concerned with
PCB's
51 Holds up
53 Newscaster Zahn
54 O.K.
57 French school
58 Matsushita competitor
60 Lucy's pal
61 Lake Geneva feeder
62 Uh-huh's


64 New staffer
68 Poker player's
declaration
70 Heroic trait
71 St. Petersburg's river
72 "Boola Boola" singers
74 Out of it
76 Prefix with tourism
77 In big bits
78 Cutting
80 Perspective
82 Focus of one who's
willing?
85 Wag


87 Mil. amphibian
88 Good, in Guadalajara
90 Scourge of the African
savanna
91 Kvetcher's cry
93 Took a second?
95 Impaired
96 Bloke's "Well, well!"
97 Tech expert, in British
lingo
98 Hepburn's "The Lion in
Winter" co-star
99 Medicated shampoo
brand


Drive
Silents star Nita
Gotten rid of
Violinist Zimbalist
Cy Young award
winner Sparky
Trapdoor
Pianist Gilels
Punjabi royal
Time gone by
West of "Go West,
Young Man"


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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


ANNA MARIA ISLAND HOME Open and
bright, over 2800 sf, spacious with cathedral
ceiling, gas range, fireplace for both the living
room and bedroom, large loft. Turnkey, war-
ranty. Becky Smith or Elfi Starrett. 778-2246.
#103828. $729,900


JEWFISH KEY WATERFRONT Elevated cy-
press home with wrap-around decks on two
levels. 70 ft. dock, 4+ acres. Included vested
interest in mainland community property with
docking. Anne Miller, 778-2246. #100997.
$1.950,000


HOLMES BEACH COTTAGE 3BR/2BA like
new throughout, new wood cabinets and gas
range. Has room for pool. Very near Gulf
beach. Harold Small. 778-2246. #104972.
$449,000


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


ANNA MARIA BAYFRONT CONDO Bay
views from this furnished 2BR/2BA top floor
end unit, popular island complex. Includes two
pools, tennis, fishing pier, covered parking and
elevator. Dave Moynihan, 778-2246.
#105510. $405,000


PANORAMIC BAY VIEWS Enjoy views of the
Sarasota skyline and LBK from this large 3,630
SF 3BR/loft condo in Tidy Island. Three-car ga-
rage. Elevator, gated community, 24-hour se-
curity. Jane Tinsworth. 761-3100. #100565.
$879,000










SECURE & GRACIOUS LIFE STYLE Gated
waterfront residence. Interior elegantly remod-
eled by European designer. Spacious 2BR/
2BA with two-car garage. Owner/agent. Victor
Rosenfeld. 778-2246. #103004. $329.000