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fly in Anna Maria
By Laurie Krosney
There appears to be no harmony at Anna Maria
In an Oct. 2 memo to Anna Maria Mayor Gary
Deffenbaugh, City Clerk Alice Baird asks for protec-
tion from verbal abuse.
Baird says Vice Mayor Tom Skoloda came to her
office and said, "1 just want you to know that you have
bitten off more than you can chew."
Baird says she told Skoloda his words sounded like
The vice mayor's reply, according to Baird, was,
"I want you to know that I intend to fight you, and you
have bitten off more than you can chew."
Baird says she again told Skoloda that she was tak-
ing his words as a threat.
Then Baird says the vice mayor accused her of
"taking sides," which she denied.
According to Baird, Skoloda again said, "You have
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Anna Maria's Mike Miller 'citizen of the year'
It's official. Anna Maria's Mike Miller is the Anna
Maria Recognition Committee's choice for the 2001
Citizen of the Year award.
A humble Mike Miller, upon learning of the honor,
asked "Where could I have run? I've been trying to
hide in the garden for years."
Miller was selected from a field of nominees which
included the Anna Maria Island Historical Society,
Tom Turner, Charlie Daniel and George McKay.
The award is largely in recognition of Miller's 10-
plus years of service to the city as a master gardener.
Miller planted, cultivated and cherished the landscap-
ing around city hall and the adjoining Island Players'
playhouse, concentrating on native species.
Also to Miller's credit is the brick sidewalk around
the corner of Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue. He and
other volunteers raised $20,000 through the sale of in-
scribed bricks, the profits providing for the path and
plenty of plants.
More recently, Miller was one of the founders of
the Anna Maria Record, a newsletter the city publishes
and distributes to residents and out-of-town property
and business owners. Miller continues to serve on the
editorial board of the publication.
And he helped prepare the plans for the Anna
Maria Island Historical Society's addition of a historic
cottage near its museum, another area of city property
that also includes native vegetation.
Miller commented that he's pleased to see a gen-
erational change coming about in the city. "I've been
trying to stay out of it because my success in the gar-
den came when I decided.to stay out of the meetings.
If there were people who could organize, get in some
volunteers, it would be great.
"'The new beautification committee hasn't really
done anything yet, but it looks encouraging."
Miller said his main hope is that there is a new
wave of volunteerism. "I'm sort of optimistic. We
started the garden with 38 volunteers, then it dwindled
to 18, seven, and then just Mary [Ross] and me, then I
did it by myself when she passed away. Other helpers
have come and gone."
Miller has a great love for Anna Maria. He moved
here in 1976, but he pointed out his family has main-
tained a home in Anna Maria since 1953.
The Citizen Recognition Committee named Miller
as this year's recipient after lengthy deliberation. Mem-
ber Marsha Powers said each of the six nominees had
made wonderful contributions to the city and it was
difficult to select just one winner.
A citizen of the year had been named annually be-
tween 1988 and 1995, but the award fell by the wayside.
Commissioner John Michaels spearheaded a revival
of the award with a resolution and a streamlined method
to name the committee. Each commissioner selected one
committee member who serves for one year.
Committee members included Powers, Elaine
Deffenbaugh, Brenda Holland, Sinclair "Bubba"
Stewart and SueLynn.
Past winners of the award are Ernie Cagnina, Ellen
Marshall; Ted Tripp, George O'Conner, Edwin Callen,
Ray Simches, Mary Ross and Carolyne Norwood.
This year's committee continues the tradition of
awarding a pewter plaque to the citizen of the year and
the addition of Miller's name to a plaque naming all
recipients, which hangs in the commission chambers.
Miller will be recognized before the Oct. 18 meet-
ing with a presentation that will begin at 6:30 p.m.
The Keep Manatee Beautiful organization also rec-
ognized Miller recently with an "Outstanding Personal
Contribution" award for his landscaping achievements.
"Citizen of the
Maria City for
around city hall
and the Islandl
for a brick
and Gulf Drive.
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No hoopla for Anna Maria City Pier reopening
There was little fanfare Sunday when the historic
Anna Maria City Pier reopened for fishers and diners
With the hurry-up-and-wait approach from city hall
with regard to pier repairs in the wake of Tropical Storm
Gabrielle on Sept. 14 aside, contractor Jeff Murray made
haste on the project after the final go ahead.
Murray was hired by lease holder Mario
Schoenfelder the same day damages occurred and
he was prepared to hustle on the repair job but ques-
tions about the tenant's responsibility and the city's bid
process caused a false start at the pier.
In fact, there was so much hoopla at city hall over
the pier repairs a special meeting was called to resolve
With all that in the past, pier manager David Sork
announced the City Pier Restaurant reopened Sunday
afternoon, and Monday, Oct. 8, they opened the bait
shop opened at 7 a.m.
Everything is "business as usual now" at the city
pier, according to Sork, who also manages the Rod &
Reel Pier and Restaurant.
Schoenfelder has a monopoly on Anna Maria
bayfront piers as the lease holder at the city pier and
owner of the Rod & Reel.
But the Rod & Reel pier structure received exten-
sive damage from Gabrielle.
"It's still closed," Sork said. "But Friday the tim-
bers arrived and as soon as the bay flattens down they'll
be working from the barge again."
Wind and weather play a big part in pier construc-
tion and, as Sork said, "There's no certainty. We're
hoping [to reopen] somewhere in 30-day range."
Holmes Beach Board of Adjustment nixes setback
The Holmes Beach Board of Adjustment denied a
request by architect Arthur Ballman on behalf of Albert
Robinson for a setback request.
The setback request was for a two-story addition to
an existing structure on Avenue F. The applicant was
seeking approval of a variance to establish a 15-foot
setback on the side yard. According to Ballman, the
request was based on the fact the city code allows for
a side-yard setback on a structure fronted on more than
one street, providing one street is a dead end.
Ballman told the board that the variance would
make it possible for the second story to include a deck
replacement due by
end of month
It will probably be the end of October before
beachgoers will see new lifeguard stands along the
Gulf of Mexico.
That's the word from Sam Love, facilities manager
for Manatee County. He said a contract has been signed
with Coastal Construction in Bradenton for $49,450,
the cost to build five replacement lifeguard stands the
replace the crumbling structures at Coquina Beach.
Much of the construction will be done. off-site, he
said, with final assembly to take place on the beach.
The contract calls for the contractor to haul the old
Love said permits are still pending with the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection for renova-
tions to the rest room facility 'at the north end of Co-
quina Beach. He said he hoped that Bradenton Beach
-Mayor Gail Cole would be able to hurry the permitting
process along during his trip to Tallahassee this week.
The rest room facility has been closed to the pub-
lic due to safety concerns.
"It will happen," Love said of the renovation work
at the beach. "It just takes time."
facing the beach.
"Nothing we're doing is different from any other
property on the block," said Ballman. "It won't stick
out any farther than other houses or block any view
from other homes."
Ballman said the design gives Robinson the 29 feet
of living space he needs on the second floor for his fam-
ily and a six-foot deck. When questioned by the board, he
explained that the standard 25-foot variance would limit
the addition to 25 feet of living space and a three-foot
deck. And a 20-foot variance would not be cost effective.
The board, however, came to an agreement that
despite the ordinance allowing a variance to be granted
on a dead-end street, and despite Ballman's argument
that other options may not be as cost effective, the re-
quest did not meet all of the city's requirements.
"I don't think this request is the minimum variance
needed to achieve what he wants," said chairman Hugh
Holmes Jr. "Just because he wants it doesn't mean he
can have it."
The board agreed that this was not the minimum
variance that could be granted to give the owner use of
his property and unanimously denied the request.
Getting around to install roundabout tree
Workers with Young's Landscaping installed a reclinata palm tree in the roundabout at Gulf Drive and Bridge
Street in Bradenton Beach last week. The tree was offered to the city from Manatee County for the cost of
moving it from its botanical garden in Bradenton. The city got the estimated $3,000 tree for about $1,500. It
replaces a similar tree in the roundabout that died. Islander Photo: J.L. Robertson
Bradenton Beach contributes to Belle Haven restoration
Bradenton Beach has joined the other Island
cities in contributing to the restoration of a histori-
cally significant cottage in Anna Maria.
City commissioners approved $1,481 to-
ward moving Belle Haven Cottage from its Pal-
metto Street location, its new foundation on
Pine Avenue and the restoration effort. The sum
works out to $1 per resident.
"This building will have artifacts from all
over the Island," said Carolyne Norwood, Anna
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bitten off more than you can chew," and left her office.
Baird writes, "I feel Vice Mayor Skoloda's threats
are in direct retaliation for a police report I filed when
he removed a public record from city hall on the night
of Sept. 21, in violation of Florida Statute
1 19.07(1 )(a)."
She asks Deffenbaugh to correct the problem and
the mayor replied by memo to Baird with copies to the
city commissioners, including Skoloda.
The mayor says he regrets the stress caused to
Baird and asks all city commissioners to refer to the
Maria Island Historical Society administrator. The so-
ciety is spearheading the building's relocation from its
current site in Anna Maria to its new home next to the
society's museum on Pine Avenue.
The house dates to early 1900, when Capt. Mitch
Davis built the house on pilings at the end of the Anna
Maria Pier. The house tumbled into Tampa Bay in the
1920s after worms holed the supports, and the house
was relocated to its current address by barge at a cost
section of the city charter which concerns interference
with city administration and, except for the purpose of
inquiries and investigations, that commissioners are to
deal with city employees only through the mayor.
The mayor went on to ask that public officials and
employees act "in a professional matter and refrain
from any verbal attacks or threats."
Skoloda countered with a memo denying having
made threats to Baird, saying "the city clerk stated
she felt that I had verbally threatened her. This is not
He says, "I made a remark to the city clerk meant
to indicate that the employees of the city were certainly
being put under a great deal of'pressure."
Skoloda claims the clerk "jumped to a conclusion"
Norwood said moving expenses for the house
are estimated at $7,000, and $2,000 will be spent
to build a foundation for the structure. Restoration
will cost $6,000, she added.
Anna Maria City contributed $1,800 for the
building's move; Holmes Beach contributed $5,000.
"A lot of history on the Island has been lost,"
said Bradenton Beach Mayor Gail Cole. "I'd hate
to see this house disappear. It would be like a
piece of our history is gone."
and that his remark was "intended in another way."
He states in his memo: "Every time something like
this happens, it points out the divisions created in our
city government by the mayor and his attempts to di-
vide the commission, city employees and residents in
two opposing camps."
Deffenbaugh said he's disappointed to be blamed
by Skoloda, but he hopes things will improve in the
office at city hall.
To avoid future problems, he has recommended
that two staff persons be present when they are ad-
dressed by a commission member.
Meanwhile, the Manatee County Sheriff's Office
is continuing its investigation into the removal of the
city meeting tape from city hall by Skoloda.
By Paul Roat
Although no one has quite admitted it, this seems
to be a story of the right hand not quite knowing what
the left hand is up to.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protec-
tion issued a permit for a pilot program to combat one
of the most odious aspects of red tide blooms: dead
The permit was issued to Longboat Key-based So-
lutions To Avoid Red Tide to
allow the organization to go into
the Gulf of Mexico with a refit- A major n
ted oil-spill recovery vessel. Kenya !
It works like this: The boat
scoops dead fish onto a con- Sarasot
veyor belt. The stinky cargo Environmen
then goes into a sort of massive
Cuisinart, where the fish is Coastal Re
chopped up into small pieces Turtle P
before being dumped back into
the Gulf waters where the fish Pro,
meal sinks to the bottom to re-
join the food chain.
Jeremy Whatmough, president of START, ex-
plained to Island officials last month that the pilot fish-
chomping program worked fairly well on its inaugural
run in late August, although an unexpected glitch had
developed during the scooping process. It seems an
incredible amount of floating seagrass was also gath-
ered with the dead fish, clogging the chopping blades
of the big mulching machine on the boat and slowing
the chopping process.
That reported information caught the ear of Anna
Maria Turtle Watch's Suzi Fox, who immediately be-
gan to network with turtle friends and officials around
Fox was greatly~ alarmed bec.iue,. he s\ s, marine
turtles liv' for the fist ffive to 10 \ e:a of'their life in
floating L .-i., of'fei in, the potential forbaby turtles
to be chopped up along with the fish through the mac-
With juvenile hatchlings being only a few inches
in diameter, mingled within tons of dead fish and
segrasses, the chances of live baby turtles being
chopped along with everything else seemed likely, ac-
cording to Fox.
"After swimming for 24 hours, juvenile turtles live
at the surface for five to 10 years," said Allen Foley, a
biologist with the Gulf Coast Sea
Turtle Stranding Program in St.
Leonard, "They are associated with
drift lines with the seagrasses, de-
County bris, logs, sticks and dead fish," he
dl Services, said. "Both hatchlings and older
turtles are found in association
)urces Sea with dead fish offshore. The
'tection turtles tend to hunker down and
hide in the debris, and if there is
ar/ red tide they could become lethar-
gic and it would be hard to ob-
serve them within the masses of
Robin Trindell is with the Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Commission in Tallahassee, the
agency that is the primary contact regarding protection
of endangered sea turtles. "We do have concerns on
these issues," she said of the START fish chomping
Trindell said the Florida Marine Protection Act
was clear on the matter of harming sea turtles: Florida
statues state, "The Florida Department of Environmen-
tal Protection shall recommend denial of permits that
would result in the taking of marine turtles."
She added that there is an exemption that would
allow "incidental taking" of turtles, such as during a
..each renourishment, but special authorization and at-
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Anna Maria City
Oct. 11,7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda:
Oct. 16, 7 p.m., Environmental, Enhancement and
Education Committee meeting.
Oct. 1 8, 6:30 p.m., presentation: citizen of the year.
Oct. 18, 7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda:
commission disciplinary action, united appeal dona-
tion, cell tower ordinance and proposal, parking
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
Oct. 11, 6:30 p.m., planning and zoning board meet-
Oct. 18, 1 p.m., city commission meeting.
Oct. 1 8, 6:30 p.m., board of adjustment meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
Oct. 10, 7 p.m., parks and beautification committee
Oct. 18, 10 a.m., code enforcement board meeting.
Oct. 18, 1 p.m., planning commission meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m., Anna Maria Island Community
Center board of directors meeting, 407 Magnolia
Ave. Anna Maria City.
Oct. 1, 8:30 a.m., memorial service, Holmes Beach
Oct. 15, 3 p.m., Island Transportation Planning Or-
ganization meeting, Bradenton Beach City Hall.
Oct. 17, 7 p.m., Barrier Island Elected Officials Fo-
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Oct. 18, 6 p.m., West Manatee Fire & Rescue com-
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tempts of mitigation are required, and impact must be
Mike Zavosky, with the Southwest Division of
DEP in Tampa, said there was a permit issued from that
agency. "It was conditional that if water quality stan-
dards were violated, the permit would be revoked," he
said. "There was a problem with sea turtles that
evolved at some point. It looks like the pilot project has
Kenya M. Leonard, with the Sarasota County En-
vironmental Services Coastal Resources Sea Turtle
Protection Program, said there was a "major malfunc-
tion" with the issuance of a permit to chop up dead fish
in a sea turtle habitat.
Whatmough did not return calls to The Islander
earlier this week.
"I don't think they thought this through," said Fox.
"This seems to be another example of how money talks
and the environment takes the back chair."
Another fish-collecting program in Sarasota Bay
apparently has not received the attention of the offshore
efforts. Longboat Key contracted with post-disaster
specialists Grubbs Emergency Services to clean up
dead fish on the bay side of the island after the last red
Longboat Key Public Works Director Juan
Florensa said a smaller boat with a scoop in the bow
was used to collect floating dead fish off the town's
bayside last weekend. "To my knowledge, we did not
need a permit," he said, "we were collecting marine
Take me out
to the ballgame
This gaggle (giggle?) of
girls, ranging from age 11
to 13, left to right, Sarah
White, of Anna Maria,
Amber Allen, Alisha Ware,
Danielle Mullen, Kayla
Boak, Angela Johnson,
Ashley Bowling, Olivia
Langston and Christina
Zash, all of Hohnlmes Beach
are awaiting the departure
of the bus from the Anna
Maria Island Communitv
Center fobr the Tampa Bay
Devil Rays game Saturday.
With 600 tickets sold, the
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a --A entitled her to throw out the
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The dead fish were loaded on trucks, and eventu-
ally ended up at the landfill.
An Open Letter to the Citizens and
Voters of Bradenton Beach...
For some time I hase noticed a very subtle undercurrent and increas-
ingly negative grumble that a change is taking place in the basic character of
I arrived here some three 3 ears ago from a six year working stint in
Seattle, Washington at the urging of a dear, longtime, local friend w ho kept
telling me w hat a great place this city was to live in. So I came back and
settled here because of my long lost "Yankee roots" that originally brought.
me to Florida and our citrus industry some 35 years ago. And on that first
day I stepped toot on this Island. I knew I had found paradisese" And I siill
believe that today.
Some Nweeks ago in a local newspaper article, someone was quoted w ho,
it seemed to me, was trying to cast our city in a negative light by characteriz-
ing it as a "gingerbread house" community. I personally took offense to that
attempt and responded in a rebuttal. Looking back home'er, I think "hat
that person actually did on a positive basis was point out exactly what makes
Bradenton Beach so darned unique. And deep down. it is that %ery unique-
ness that I want to preserve.
I am not against progress nor am I against modernization. as long as it
fits into the basic image that so many citizens in this city. as well as ,.o many
of our friends from all o'er who spend time here ha'e tried for years and
are still trying to protect. I am for progress. And I am for modernization.
But some here along the line, for whatever reasons. I believe that some
people simply lost sight of just what the real character of our city is.
On Sunday evening. the 23rd of September, I joined in with man\ of
)ou marching up and down Bridge Street and then out onto our pier,
holding high our lighted candles and our American flags in a salute to our
country 's democracy and freedom. I watched the faces and heard the
heartfelt words spoken by so many of y ou and I knew that old-fashioned
patriotism as well as pride in my city your city was still very much alike.
I am now running for a Bradenton Beach City Commission seal that
you wAill decide who w ill sit in, on Tuesday, November 6th in our citl -% ide
election. I am not running against my opponent. I am running for you. the
citizens and voters of Bradenton Beach, who I belie, e still want to retain the
magic of our community that is ours alone, and is to me. as unique as
anything I have personallN ever seen.
I hope Nou will support me in m y effort.
Candidate for Bradenton Beach City Commission, Ward 3
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Anna Maria committee close to holiday decoration selection
By Laurie Krosney
Picture this: festive, colorful banners depicting
palm trees flying from the utility poles on Pine Avenue
in Anna Maria. At opposite ends of the street, imagine
a lighted shooting star.
That may be what you'll see come holiday time
The new Anna Maria Environmental Enhancement
and Education Committee will recommend that the city
purchase 10 banners and four designer star displays as
the first year's installment of holiday trimmings.
Vice Chairman SueLynn took on the task of find-
ing decorations. She met with committee member
Jeanie Murray and resident Brenda Holland at city hall
and made the selection.
At the committee's Oct. 2 meeting, she unveiled
their selection. With the necessary hardware, the total
package will cost $2,885.
The committee was in limbo over how much
money it had to spend, awaiting word from their liason
to the city commission, Vice Mayor Tom Skoloda. He
was not present at the meeting.
The group decided Chairman Tim Eiseler should
check with Deputy City Clerk Diane Percycoe to see
how much money the committee has to work with. He
will also confirm whether unspent funding in last
year's beautification budget was rolled over to the
Jeanie Murray reported she had checked with the
promoters of Celebrate Anna Maria about the possibil-
ity of having a booth at their Oct. 20 festival in order
for the EEEC to establish visibility in the community.
Murray said she was turned down by the organiz-
ers because "it would take away from their charities."
The possibility of having a booth at the Anna
Maria Island Art League's Dec. 8 art show was dis-
cussed. Committee members want to sell preferred
native-landscaping plants and cuttings.
.The committee then took up its first assignment
from the city commission -- to establish a policy on the
placement of memorial benches throughout the city.
The city commission asked for an EEEC recom-
mendation before it responds to a request for a memo-
rial bench from the family of the late Patricia Wagner.
The family requested it be located at Bean Point near
several others on a berm under a group of pine trees.
Cindy Mansour said she thinks the city needs to
confirm where the line between city and private prop-
erty is located before placing more benches.
"We need to establish a policy so next time we'll deal
with the requests in the same manner," Mansour said.
She also said she thought the committee should
study what type benches would be most durable and
Eiseler said he thought it would be good to iden-
tify specific sites where benches could be located and
then use that as a guide in the future.
Mansour also expressed concern about the "protected
dunes" where some of the benches are located now.
Eiseler agreed, saying, "The walkovers were put
there to protect the dunes, and we don't want to be
sending mixed signals."
Karen DiCostanzo said she thinks there should be
signs by the dunes. "We have to protect our sea oats.
Kids play there all the time, sliding down the dunes.
They don't understand that it's damaging." She said
there is also a problem with people "relieving them-
selves" in those areas.
The committee will study the issue and come up
with a policy for the placement of memorial benches
within the city and a map pinpointing where they can
Mansour said she would check to see what signage
could be placed at the walkovers about dune protection.
The committee will meet again at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 16
at Anna Maria City Hall.
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t' Hastings of
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JOHN R. CHAPPIE
A Business Man
27-year resident of Bradenton Beach
49-year old Graduate of Ohio University
Experience 8 Involvement in our city:
* Planning & Zoning Board Member 1984-1988
* P & Z Board Vice Chair 1985
* P & Z Chairman 1986-1988
* Board of Adjustment 1993
* Housing Code Board Chairman 1985
* Comprehensive Plan Citizen's Advisory Committee 1986-1989
* Charter Member Committee to establish and find funding for the city's first
Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) from Cortez Road to 5th St. S.;
Beginning the funding for the city's first Community Development Block
Grants (CDBG) that improved Bridge Street, Gulf Drive and 1st St. N.
* Highway 789 Task Force member 1994, corridor study
* Bradenton Beach representative to Manatee County Parks and Recreation to
establish docks, boat ramp, engress and egress at Longboat Key Pass
* Anna Maria Island Bike Path Committee Chairman 1998
Department of Transportation funding now in place
* Bridge Street Festival Committee 1996, 1997, 1998
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If there were ever an inspiration for folks to feel
good that was more welcome than the citizen-of-the-
year award in Anna Maria, write, call, fax or e-mail it
to our office so that we can share it with all Islanders.
Anna Maria could use some good news and Mike
Miller's selection by the city's citizen recognition com-
mittee from a field of deserving nominees is worthy of
He has worked tirelessly at improving city proper-
ties, and in many ways improving our view beyond city
As city officials over the years led us down the
proverbial garden path, Miller put his shovel to dirt and
set about enhancing the views on life for everyone who
passed through his landscape.
With grandiose plans in 1989, Miller and a force
of 38 volunteers began to eradicate the weeds at city
hall. They created a brick path around the playhouse,
plotted gardens with herbs and native vegetation, and
a cool arbor of gumbo limbo trees surrounding the
Miller's force dwindled until he found himself
working alone most of the time.
Now, with his new crown firmly in place, he's
hoping the honor will produce, along with its incum-
bent publicity, fresh volunteers from the new genera-
tion of folks he's seeing involved in government com-
mittees and projects around the city.
One minute we're uplifted, such as the reading of
a proclamation to support the relief effort following the
attack on America at an Anna Maria City meeting.
The next moment, the city is wrangling over a tree
chipper and residents are barking displeasure with the
newspaper's reports on the pier closure and the stolen
There was a small glimmer of hope the meeting
would end on a solemn note and unity would flow
through the city but it quickly dimmed.
With yet another chance, perhaps folks will find
trust in the citizen recognition committee and Miller
and a new wave of volunteerism will indeed evolve
from Miller's garden.
We can hope.
Miller will be presented with his award Thursday,
Oct. 18, at Anna Maria City Hall.
If you're motivated to help someone, somewhere,
just search insidefor where you turn to hold out a hand.
And if you decide to help Mike, he's the one on his
knees under the gumbo limbo.
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Thanks for help
I wish to thank the owner of S&S Glass in Holmes
Beach for taking his time after an extremely hectic day
following Tropical Storm Gabrielle to help me remove
a metal awning that was blocking the door of our fam-
His kindness and consideration are greatly appre-
ciated and will be long remembered.
Mrs. Myron Martin, Holmes Beach
In times of 'crisis'
As a part time resident of Anna Maria I look for-
ward each week to the arrival of The Islander.
The Sept. 26 issue just arrived and once again the
conflicts of the commissioners, the mayor, the city attor-
ney, the clerks and other staff have been reported in de-
tail. Their behavior has created a storm, causing far more
damage and confusion than Tropical Storm Gabrielle.
Our country is in crisis, many people have been
affected, have lost loved ones, their jobs and their sense
of security. The common feeling is that life as we know
it has changed. Except, apparently, at the city meetings
of Anna Maria, where some things never change.
Elsewhere people have united, are working to-
gether, are reaching out, are helping their neighbors,
are being more patient and becoming increasingly
aware of what is and what is not significant. Except,
apparently, at the city meetings in Anna Maria where
working in unity seems impossible.
One wonders how our elected officials would act
if faced with a real "crisis." Of course, first they would
have to decide IF a "crisis" existed. Before that they
would have to determine the definition of a "crisis."
Let's all hope "crisis" is clearly defined in the city char-
ter. Let's assume they agree a crisis exists. The prob-
lem arises when they have to agree on who's in charge,
what action to take and whether another opinion should
be solicited. That's where we'd get into trouble. Maybe
the "crisis" would wait for them to work it all out.
As a non-resident property owner, I cannot vote, but
as President Bush has said, "Make no mistake about it,"
the people who can vote will not forget your behavior and
the way you've represented them, I won't let them.
Perhaps we can invite "Rudy the Rock" to retire in
Catherine Stoltzfits, Paradise, Pa.
Roser cell tower unlikely
Some of the more obvious reasons why it is unlikely
that will be a cell phone tower at the Roser Memorial
Community Church (The Islander, Sept. 19) include
There is no need for such a tower. My cell phone works
quite well from our home a block from Bean Point.
Placing an illuminated cross 120 feet above their
church establishes a precedent for those of us whose
homes are our places of worship to install 120-foot il-
luminated religious symbols above our property.
A church pays no property tax because it engages in
no commercial activity. The land occupied by the cell
tower and associated buildings and setback zones pro-
duces income and should be zoned commercial and
should pay its fair share of tax.
.The current city ordinance 99-575 regulating telecom-
munications towers implements the Congressional man-
date for local governments to exercise their rights regard-
ing "community aesthetics." Such towers are intrusively
ugly and hardly in keeping with the distinctive and unique
character of this particular barrier-island city.
The propriety of negotiating such a significant proposal
based on the show-of-hands approval of a majority (which
was, despite the statement from a church representative,
NOT unanimous some hands were raised to vote
against) of those in attendance at the Sept. 16 meeting,
which represents about 10 percent of the congregation,
reflects the current internal organization of the church. It
would seem that a community church would have polled
its entire membership before advocating something as
potentially controversial as this.
Joe Rothberg, Anna Maria
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Florida League of Cities conference: 'worthwhile'
By Diana Bogan, Laurie Krosney and Paul Roat
Officials from all three Island cities traveled to Lake
Buena Vista for the annual Florida League of Cities meet-
ing. All who went said the trip was.worthwhile.
The Florida League of Cities is comprised of 400-
plus municipalities in the state. The annual meeting is
more than a three-day junket seminars and confer-
ences are held on topics ranging from intergovernmen-
tal relations and negotiation to grant opportunities for
cities of all sizes.
In Anna Maria, Vice Mayor Tom Skoloda and
Commissioner Linda Cramer attended the event. Both
said they found the meeting valuable.
Skoloda said he found the meeting a good use of
his time. He said it was especially helpful to see how
other cities were handling things that are similar to
what's going on in Anna Maria.
Skoloda mentioned he had spoken to Dr. Robert
Lee of Gulf Park about a skateboard park that was de-
veloped there. "It's very important to know what other
cities are doing so we don't have to reinvent the
wheel," Skoloda said.
A workshop on elder-ready communities was of
special interest to Skoloda, as was the information
about grants that are available to the cities.
Cramer said she thought the conference was "just
great. It was valuable to find information about a lot of
things all in one place. I found out where to learn about
drainage, cell towers, cityscapes, holiday decorations,
grants and lots of things that will be of use to Anna
Maria down the road."
She also mentioned it was good to "network" with
elected officials from other cities like the commissioner
from Port St. Lucie. "That community is two feet be-
low sea level, and they have had some success solving
their flooding problems. It will really help us to see
what worked there. Maybe it'll work here, too."
Cramer said it gave her a better perspective on
municipal government in general. "It was well worth
my time to go," she said.
Bradenton Beach Mayor Gail Cole also stressed
the networking aspects of the conference. "I went into
one room, and there were exhibits for all the grants that
are available in the state. I got the contacts," Cole said.
Cole attended meetings on urban administration,
criminal justice and ethics, and budget consulting. "The
Florida League offers help on an investment policy for
"We sometimes think we're in this little box," he
said, "and we don't know what's happening in the real
world, or in real government as it relates to other agen-
cies. I think the value to my city is tremendous" of at-
tending the conference.
Holmes Beach had the largest complement of Is-
land elected officials at the sessions: Pat Geyer, Rich
Bohnenberger, Don Maloney, and Sandy Haas-Mar-
tens. All noted that this was the largest attendance
record seen at the Florida League conference, with
more than 1,600 attendees.
Several of the Holmes Beach commissioners serve
on league committees: Bohnenberger on the environ-
mental quality committee, Geyer on the law enforce-
ment committee, and Maloney on the utilities and tele-
Bohnenberger said he attended numerous semi-
nars. One he found interesting addressed serving the
elderly in the community. Some of the concerns
brought up in that seminar included providing adequate
sidewalks and covered bus areas. He said he learned
that compared to some other cities, Holmes Beach is
ahead of the game in providing for the needs of elderly
One of the biggest things accomplished at the con-
ference, he said, was a change made to the bylaws,
which for the first time allows for a board of directors
seat from each local chapter.
"It's hard to put a finger on just one or two things
that stand out from the conference because there is so
much information," Bohnenberger said.
"It was great that all three Island cities attended the
conference," Haas-Martens said. "The good thing about
the conference is the opportunity to network and that you
get to ask a lot of questions during the seminars."
At the grant exchange, where agencies distribute
information about grants, she won a book called "Easy
Way to Write Grants," and a one-hour free consultation
on grant writing.
One of her favorite seminars was "Political Pot-
pourri," where political columnists from several news-
papers talked about what they think is happening in
"As you network you learn that we don't invent
new problems," she added. "The conference is an op-
portunity to learn to do our jobs better."
Maloney echoed her comments. "The best part
about the conference is that it's not possible to come
up with a problem that hasn't been dealt with al-
ready. You have the opportunity to talk with other
elected officials. As an example, I asked others how
they handled phone participation by commissioners
and found that the general consensus was that it's a
bad idea, but if you have to do it, the person on the
phone can't be counted as part of the quorum. Other
cities found it caused too many problems with
people not attending meetings. From talking to other
elected officials, I learned there was no point in
thinking about establishing a policy for it.
"Other elected officials were also surprised to learn
that we don't take roll at our meetings, which is some-
thing we plan to start doing. It's important to stay in-
volved with the county and state government because
eventually their decisions effect us anyhow. The con-
ference is never a waste of time when you think about
all the things you can avoid doing when you learn from
those who have tried it already."
In addition to picking up information about grants,
Maloney picked up information from vendors, specifi-
cally from a company that specializes in skate parks
and another that sells gazebos to cities.
"You'll always run into something that you didn't
know was available," he said. "Our responsibility as
the Holmes Beach city government is to face the inevi-
table future growth and handle this future without for-
getting the present. We owe it to the present population.
The conference provides us with stuff to teach and lead
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Round one to Negele in Anna Maria variance denial
By Laurie Krosney
It appears that the first round in an appeal process
to build on the beach goes to Susan Negele.
Circuit Judge Charles E. Williams ordered the City
of Anna Maria to "show cause as to why the relief filed
in the petition should not be granted.".
This was in answer to an appeal filed by Negele's
attorney, Bill Moore, asking a judge to review a ruling the
Anna Maria City Commission made against Negele's re-
quest for a variance to setback requirements.
Moore, of the Sarasota firm of Brigham Moore,
filed a certiorari request with the Manatee County Cir-
cuit Court early in August, and a ruling in the case
came on Sept. 24.
The city will now have 30 days to either file a writ-
ten brief or ask for oral -arguments.
City Attorney Jim Dye said he would probably
request oral arguments. "When an attorney requests
oral arguments, he or she is usually given about an hour
The City of Anna Maria in the past week has
canceled, rescheduled and postponed a city meeting
and then revived its original meeting date.
Call it musical meetings.
First, the agenda for a scheduled Oct. 1 I meet-
ing was posted. Due to a conflict with an event at
Roser. Memorial Community Church the same
evening, that meeting and its agenda were moved
forward to Oct. 17.
In short order, that meeting and its full agenda
was postponed to Oct. I 8 because it was learned
some members of the city commission plan to attend
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side get the same amount of time."
Dye said the judge can then either issue an imme-
diate decision or he can take the matter under advise-
ment and issue a written order later.
Another possibility is that the judge would ask for
more information on certain issues.
In any case, if the judge rules in favor of Negele at
this stage of the appeal process, the matter is over, and
Negele has won.
If the ruling is in favor of the city, Negele's attor-
neys will have 20 days to convince the judge the city
acted improperly in denying the variance.
The case has been going on for almost five years
and has taken many twists and turns.
Negele is the trustee of the estate of her late father,
John Rogell. The property in question is a Gulffront lot
at 107 Elm St.
When matter first came before the city, it ended up
in the hands of the Florida Department of Environmen-
in Holmes Beach.
Then it was learned from City Attorney Jim Dye
that one of the agenda items, the revised
housemoving ordinance, had previously been adver-
tised for a second, final reading on Oct. 11.
The Oct. 1 1 meeting was quickly put back on the
calendar at 7 p.m. with the housemoving ordinance
and the question of ownership of the historical home,
Belle Haven Cottage, the only items to be heard.
The Roser Church event, a remembrance of
Sept. I 1, is also to begin at 7 p.m. Oct. 1, but City
Clerk Alice Baird said the pastor told her that "late
comers would be able to mosey in after 7 p.m."
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its June 28 meeting.
From there, the matter went to court.
A spokesman for Moore's office said the Sept. 24
ruling is a good sign for their client's ultimate victory
in the matter.
Dye has 30 days to recommend how the city should
proceed and file a response.
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covered that according to the city charter, taxes
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the resolution as an emergency ordinance to meet
the Oct. I deadline for the state's conversion rates
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Island honors Sept. 11 victims Thursday
By Jim Hanson
Islanders will honor victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist
attack at a memorial service Thursday morning, Oct.
S1. It will include Bean Point sand for New York re-
The solemn gathering will start at 8:30 a.m. on the
steps of Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive.
It will honor not only the 6,000 who died but their sur-
viving families and friends.
SueLynn, Anna Maria City resident who is princi-
pal organizer of the event, said an innovation will be
packaging sand from the Island's north tip and sending
it to New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani to be mixed in
concrete used for rebuilding at the Trade Center site.
People at the memorial will be asked to sign the
requests to Giuliani or write short messages, and put a
small scoop of sand into containers.
Much of Anna Maria Island will be represented in
the service. SueLynn herself will deliver opening re-
marks. The American Legion color guard will post the
colors to the strains of "The Star-Spangled Banner."
Rabbi Barbara Aiello of Temple Beth El will give the
invocation and the salute to the flag with song and Pledge
of Allegiance will be led by the Rev. Jim Meena.
Island poet Joan Voyles will deliver "My Poem of
Hope," which she composed for the occasion, and Missy
Williamson will sing her new song "My America."
Retired Navy Cmdr. James W. Kissick, retired
aviator with intense combat experience, will give some
of his reflections on country and war.
Dr. Rosemary Althoff will bring the gathering
Psalm 27, a prayer of praise.
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"God Bless America" will conclude the somber
Island firefighters and police officers will bring to the
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SueLynn said those attending the gathering would
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Roser service remembers fallen
Roser Memorial Community Church will pay
homage to those killed on Sept. 11 and their families
in a service starting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11.
The Rev. Gary A. Batey, pastor, organized the cer-
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cil which, he said, "wanted a service to remember those
people who died" when terrorists flew airliners into the
World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
Especially honored will the 400 and more firefighters
and police officers who died in their monumental rescue
efforts, which brought 25,000 people to safety.
Fire Chief Andy Price of the West Manatee Fire &
Rescue District will speak, as will a Manatee County
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Everyone on the Island will be welcome, said Pas-
tor Batey. There will be no collection taken, but Red
Cross collection containers will be placed outside.
The service will be mostly Scripture and prayer, he
said, along with choir music, soloists and instrumental
It will definitely be a religious service, he noted,
where the earlier gathering Thursday morning at
Holmes Beach City Hall will be more secular. He will
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"This one will be religious and somewhat patri-
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lost in the tragedy. And more in the sense that our
way of life is under attack, and our country, we will
note good things about America, and we will thank
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The Anna Maria Island Historical Society museum
is starting its autumn schedule with added hours and a
new exhibit, which means more volunteers are needed.
Carolyne Norwood, administrator of the society
and the museum, said hours now will be 10 a.m. to 3
p.m. at the institution at 412 Pine Ave., Anna Maria
City. It is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and
Arrival of the 1920s Belle Haven Cottage at the
historical park will mean even more help will be
needed, she noted. She wants volunteers to get in touch
with her at 778-1514.
The new exhibit traces fishing along the Gulf Coast
from the Calusa Indians to present-day fishing devo-
The Calusa and other Indians took all the fish they
needed from Florida coastal waters, Norwood said, but
never endangered the resource. They used every part of
each marine creature, making items from precision
cutting tools to mosquito repellent.
These native Floridians dug canals through swamp
and forest, using them as highways for travel in canoes
they made from pine and cypress trees.
After European diseases killed the Indians off in
the mid-1700s, Cuban fishermen arrived. Then whites
moved into the fishing industry and then more people
came to Florida and more fishing until the resource is
in jeopardy, Norwood said.
The scenario is depicted in the museum's exhibi-
tion. Further information is available at 778-0492.
Masks of many kinds featured
at L'Attitude Gallery
"Contemporary Masks," an exhibit of a broad
range of artist-created masks, is open through Nov. 3
at L'Attitude Gallery, 9908 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria
The masks include primitive glass totems by Peter
Zelle, found-object masks by Brad Devlin, ceramics
embellished with beads by Robin Kolb and fragmented
faces in bronze by James Kitchens, said the gallery's
Betty Bothereau and Sue Smith.
Further information may be obtained by calling
Children get their day at
Palma Sola Botanical Park
Two major programs to bring children into garden-
ing are scheduled Monday, Oct. 15, a day off from
public school, at Palma Sola Botanical Park, 9800 17th
St. N.W., Bradenton.
From 10:30 a.m. until noon, youngsters age 5 and
up will participate in "Squiggles, Bubbles and Plops,"
a container water gardening introduction. It will dem-
onstrate how plants and creatures live together in fresh
water. Each student will take a mini-aquarium home.
Paula Biles will be instructor.
From I to 2:30 p.m., children 5 to 12 will learn
basic gardening in a workshop titled "Earth Patrol."
Karen Fraley will be the instructor.
Limited fees are charged for each program. Details
may be obtained by calling 761-2866.
Wednesday, Oct. 17, will be a workday at the park,
and volunteers are needed to make it work. It will be
from 8 to 11 a.m. and individuals, families and civic
groups are welcome.
Butterfly group meeting
The Manasota Chapter of the North American
Butterfly Association will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct.
14, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 6311 Third Ave.,
W., Bradenton. Dennis Kastner will present a slide
program on "Butterflies of Manatee County." Details
are available at 785-5140 or 747-8045.
15,000 roses for sale
An "Everything Is Coming Up Roses" open house
and sale is scheduled Saturday, Oct. 13, to benefit the
Palma Sola Botanical Park Foundation.
The event will run from 8 a.m. until noon at
Orban's Wholesale Nursery, 9601 Ninth Ave. N.W.,
Bradenton. Those attending can walk 15 acres of nurs-
ery and choose from 15,000 potted roses and thousands
of geraniums, flowering baskets and bedding plants,
said Eileen Hoffner, executive director.
Further information is available from her at 761-2866.
'Honoring Community Heroes'
The banquet scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 13,
"Honoring Our Community Heroes," has been
canceled by the sponsoring Anna Maria Island
It was to recognize firefighters, police and
medical rescuers for "all they have done to keep
us safe" Saturday evening at the Center.
It will possibly be rescheduled during the win-
ter season when there will be more people here to
attend, said Sandee Pruett of the Center staff.
"There was a lot of community support for it,"
she said, but not enough tickets were sold to make
it viable. Those who bought tickets are being tele-
phoned, she added, and some are donating the
ticket price to the Center and others are getting
refunds. Anyone not contacted by Center staff
may call 778-1908.
'Fun Raiser' Saturday
on golf course
The fifth annual "Fun Raiser" of the Anna Maria
Island Chamber of Commerce will be Saturday on the
Woodlands golf course in Ellenton.
As in the past, it will raise money for the Anna
Maria Island Community Center and for the chamber's
programs, including the World of Work at the Anna
Maria Elementary School.
A breakfast from 8 to 9 a.m. Saturday at Wood-
lands will be provided by the Publix on the Island. Play
will begin after breakfast with a shotgun start all
play starting simultaneously at different holes.
Trophies and prizes will be awarded for first, sec-
ond and third places, high score, mulligans, long ball,
short ball and other golfish subdivisions. Woodlands
will provide lunch. Price is $50 per person.
Last year 16 foursomes played, and many couples
enter every year, said the chamber. Time-Warner is
corporate sponsor. Further details may be obtained at
Men's Bible study starts early
The men of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church are start-
ing a men's Bible study to which they are inviting all
interested men on Anna Maria Island.
The study will begin at 7 a.m. Thursday, Oct. I 1,
at the Manatee Public Beach at Cafe on the Beach,
4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. The series will be on
the three letters of John in the New Testament, said the
Rev. Dan Kilts, pastor of Gloria Dei. Details may be
obtained at 778-1813.
13th annual St. Armands festival
The 13th annual St. Armands Art Festival is sched-
uled Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13 and 14, in a som-
ber mood that makes special room for the Red Cross.
The festival's sponsors said they hope to help the
Red Cross raise funds for relief work associated with
the Sept. 1 I terrorist calamity. The festival is free and
will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
Reception Friday for key art show
A reception opening a "Life Sustaining Substance
Exhibit" art show will be at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at
the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6890 Longboat
The show will be presented by the ARTarget orga-
nization of artists in all media. It will be in the center's
Joan M. Durante Pavilion. The center's galleries are
open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, I to 4 p.m.
weekends. Details may be obtained at 383-2345.
Roser men's club gathers
The Roser Memorial Community Church's Men's
Club will resume monthly meetings at noon Tuesday,
The men of Roser and other Island residents will
meet for a light lunch and presentation by Ann Klasing,
a Roser Church member, which will include readings
from "Special Poems for Special Folks."
For more information, call 778-0414.
FISH meet Tuesday in Cortez
Florida Institute of Saltwater Heritage will meet at
7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, to discuss fundraising ideas
Sand review results of funding research. The meeting
will be at the Cortez Community Center, 4419 123rd
St. Ct. W., in Cortez.
Further details may be obtained at 794-8275.
'Nooner' next Wednesday
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce will
host a "nooner" networking luncheon starting at 11:30
a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Continental Searoom,
5610 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Reservations for the $10
affair may be made at 387-9519.
Flotilla's boating classes
to begin next week
A course in boating skills and seamanship will
begin Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Bayshore High School, 6916
26th S. W., Bradenton, conducted by Flotilla 83 of the
Coast Guard Auxiliary.
The classes will be on consecutive Tuesdays and
Thursday from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. through Nov. 6. Fur-
ther information may be obtained at 739-3510.
Hob Nob slated Thursday
by Longboat chamber
A Hob Nob with a western theme featuring a bar-
becue dinner and live music will be sponsored by the
Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce Thursday
evening, Oct. I 1.
The casual event will bring area legislators and
other elected officials together with chamber members,
said Gail Loefgren, president of the chamber. Cost is
$20 per person.
It will be from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. at the Chickee
Hut at Mote Marine Laboratory on City Island, off the
south ramp of the New Pass bridge. Details are avail-
able at 387-9519.
Winners in the Oct. 6 horseshoe games were
Carole Watson and Bill Starrett, both of Anna Maria.
Runners-up were George Landraitis and Neil Sweerus,
both of Bradent1. ,
Wihhers in the Oct. 3 games were Starrett and
Sweerus. Runners-up were Pete Watson of Anna Maria
The weekly contests get under way at 9 a.m. every
Wednesday and Saturday at Anna Maria City Hall
Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no membership fees
and everyone is welcome.
The Islander wishes to recognize Island servicemen
and women involved in the war operation with
photos and updates on their whereabouts. Friends
and family members are encouraged to supply
information, which will be published weekly, and
free subscriptions will be sent to service members
supplying station address information.
U.S. Air Force Sr. Airman Jeremy Eller proposed
marriage to Monica Givens on Sept. 29 in
Pensacola, where he awaits orders to join forces in
the Middle East. Eller and Givens reside in
Bradenton. He is the nephew of Islander Publisher
Jack E. Heltman
Jack E. Heltman, 73, of Holmes Beach, died Sept.
Born in Cincinnati, Mr. Heltman came to Manatee
County from Port Huron, Mich., I 1 years ago. He was
retired.'He served in the U.S. Naval Reserve.
There were no services. Griffith-Cline Funeral
Home, Island Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Jane; daughters Victoria
Sterling of Chicago and Janna Flessa of Cincinnati; son
Jeffrey of Cincinnati; and five grandchildren.
John A. Lasson
John A. Lasson, 90, of Palos Heights, Ill., and for-
merly Holmes Beach and Bradenton, died Oct. I.
Mr. Lasson came to Manatee County in 1975. He
was retired from Bowman Dairy of Chicago. He was
a member of Roser Memorial Community Church,
Anna Maria, where he served as deacon, usher and was
on the board of directors. He was a member of the
Shriners Sahib Temple, Tampa. He was a past presi-
dent of the High Twelve Club.
A full Masonic Memorial Ceremony was held Oct.
7 in Palos Heights. Memorial contributions may be
made to Shriners Children's Hospital, 12502 N. Pine
Drive, Tampa FL 33612.
He is survived by wife Mary; son John IV of
Oaklawn, Ill.; daughter Marianne Orr of Palos Heights;
seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Theresa Mary Poelsma
Theresa Mary Poelsma, 69, of Bradenton, died
Born in Leeuwarden, Netherlands, Mrs. Poelsma
came to Manatee County from the Netherlands in 1957.
She was manager of the concession stand at Manatee
Public Beach from 1964-84. She was Catholic.
Memorial services were Oct. 4. Memorial contri-
butions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida,
5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238. Brown and Sons
Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by husband Herman; daughters
Suzanne Baer and LilliBeth Brown, both of Bradenton;
son Andy of Bradenton; sisters Anneke Van Der Myle-
Hoeben, Gien Hoogeveen-Hoeben, Bettie
Stekelenburg-Hoeben, Vronie Poot-Hoeben, and Gerda
Santisi-Hoeben, all of the Netherlands; brothers Jan
Hoeben, Marinus Hoeben and Paul Hoeben, all of the
Netherlands; and six grandchildren.
Herbert W. Warner
Herbert W. Warner, 77, of Fremont, Ohio, and a
winter visitor of Holmes Beach, died Oct. 8.
Mr. Warner was the former chief executive officer
of Warner Mechanical Contractors. He served in the
U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. He was past
president of Mechanical Contractors of Northwest
Ohio. He was a member of the American Legion,
Kiwanis and Fremont Country Club. He attended St.
Paul's Episcopal Church, Fremont, and was a junior
and senior warden and vestryman and member of the
Services will be at the church Oct. 18.
He is survived by wife Marcele; sons James H. and
Scott C., both of Fremont; daughter Carolyn E. Speer
of Fremont; sister Elizabeth Stoner of Sarasota; and
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Register for classes at
Longboat Key Center for the Arts-
Brushes are clean; pencils are sharp; rich, earthy
clay is ready to meet the potters wheel and the
Longboat Key Center for the Arts is swinging into
full gear for the opening of its 2001-02 season of
Thirty faculty members and a full support staff
are presenting more than 40 classes per week this
season, a record for the nearly 50-year-old arts facil-
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choose from several classes and instructors to nurture
and challenge their creativity. Some of the classes of-
fered include creative writing, painting on silk, quilt-
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To register for classes or for additional informa-
tion, call the Center for the Arts at 383-2345.
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Something spooky starts later this month in
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This young lady is just dying to attend after all the
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The cadet is a graduate of Anna Maria Elementary
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promising this year's haunted house will be bigger and
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some real "finger food" in the cafe, and enjoy a chuckle
with the clown. Clown?!
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For more information, call 741-3900.
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from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Bayshore High School Media
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This community service project, led by Jeannine
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Bayshore High, Lee Middle School, and the Island
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THE ISLANDER M OCT. 10, 2001 M PAGE 13
Islanders join sheriff's volunteer program
By Jim Hanson
Manatee County Sheriff Charlie Wells has another
successful program going, first of its kind in Florida, and
some Anna Maria Islanders are helping it along.
They are becoming volunteer deputies to beef up se-
curity at Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, Port
Manatee, the jail perimeter, government offices and other
terrorist-vulnerable installations in the county.
Joining the volunteer corps are Bob Hills of
Anna Maria City and Richard Farrington and John
Allen of Holmes Beach.
They join more than 120 other west coast resi-
dents determined to help the United States war effort
against the kind of terrorist attack that on Sept. I I
killed more than 6,000 people in the World Trade
Center, Pentagon and in Pennsylvania.
The volunteers are split into classes of 30 to 35
each for brush-up instruction in firearms, updates in
Florida law, handling packages, dealing with injuries
and the like.
One thing they don't need is tutoring in how to
handle thugs "They mostly have considerable ex-
perience in some phase of law enforcement, and
they've been handling tough guys all their lives,"
said Gene Leonard.
He is director of personnel for the sheriff's office,
signing up volunteers, arranging the training, and get-
ting the graduation ceremonies in order for each class.
The volunteers will relieve regular deputies of
guard duties so they can do "more road work," he said.
The department has been stretched thin since Sept. 11
with demands for greater security at the port and air-
They will wear uniforms and badges and carry
Power squadron's boating course
all day Saturday
The Anna Maria Island Power Squadron will sponsor
a safe boating course from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday,
Oct. 13, at the squadron's headquarters, 1200 71st St.
N.W., Bradenton. It is designed for all boaters, personal
watercraft users to sailors, the squadron said. Further in-
formation may be obtained by calling 792-0394.
Unlike many of their fellow volunteers, Anna
Maria's are not retired police officers but have ex-
perience in other fields that fit into Sheriff Wells'
Farrington is a retired New York Central rail-
road man, working on the wreck crew. "I went out
on wrecks," he said, and feels that experience may
be useful. As a soldier he guarded the Pentagon dur-
ing the riots of 1969 and manned the wreck train
with its hospital car. He wants to be useful, he said,
and "I just feel the need to do this."
Hills is semi-retired, remodeling homes on the
Island and helping wife Betsy in her real estate busi-
ness when he can. "I'm too old to go back in ser-
vice," said the Navy veteran, "but here I can be of
Allen, who retired from the financial services
world "up north," said he felt joining the program
was his civic duty.
So compelling is the program that people are try-
ing to join up from all around Florida, for no other
law enforcement agency has mounted similar efforts.
Its success is no surprise to veteran Wells-watchers
- the sheriff is known far beyond Florida for his
innovative programs, such as the first boot camp for
young offenders. He was sought by Gov. Jeb Bush
for a top position in his administration, but Wells
preferred to stay in Manatee County.
Island police reports
Anna Maria City
No reports available.
Sept. 27, 2601 Gulf Drive N., Sandpiper Mobile
Home Park, criminal mischief. The park manager
called police to report two of the light fixtures on the
front sidewalk were damaged.
Sept. 28, 2600 block of Gulf Drive N., grand theft.
A man reported his trailer and Sea-Doo personal wa-
tercraft missing. According to the report, both were
locked up to a cement post with a chain at a parking
Sept. 29, 100 block of Seventh Street, grand theft.
A man was arrested for stealing a car from a friend. The
suspect told police that he took the car but gave it to
someone else. The car has not yet been returned to the
Sept. 29, 1500 Gulf Drive S., Coquina Park, theft.
A woman reported her wallet stolen.
Sept. 29, 200 block of 66th Street, battery. A man
was arrested for aggravated battery. According to the
report, his wife said that he came home drunk and
threatened her with a knife.
Sept. 30, 700 Manatee Ave., Kingfish Boat Ramp,
Police bike barn
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The Holmes Beach Police Department is
asking residents who have lost a bicycle to stop
by and check its bike barn. According to police,
a large number of bikes have been retrieved, but
owners don't always file a report or provide the
serial numbers for missing bikes.
The police department is located at 5801
theft. Two 27-gallon fuel cans were reported stolen
from a man's boat.
Oct. 2, 4000 block of Gulf Drive, theft. A man's
backpack was stolen from his vehicle.
Oct. 2, 8100 block of Gulf Drive, theft. A bicycle
was reported stolen.
Oct. 3, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn, burglary.
According to police, the ignition of a man's truck ap-
peared to be tampered with.
Oct. 3, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn, theft. A
woman reported her rental car stolen.
Oct. 3, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn, assault. A
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Island Players 'Spirit' moves audience to laughter
By Bonner Joy
Had it not been for the chuckles emanating from the
women seated near me, I might not have enjoyed the Is-
land Players' presentation of Sir Noel Pierce Coward's
"Blithe Spirit" nearly as much.
Giggles turned to chuckles, chuckles to full-bellied
laughter, and the reaction of the audience became part of
the charm the spirit, as it were of the evening.
It was all in tribute to Coward's strong, satirical hu-
mor and witty dialogue and gratitude to the Island Play-
ers for their success with this 1941 production.
As husband and wife, Ruth and Charles
Condomine, played remarkably by Pamela Hopkins
and Mark Woodland, toast his upcoming book in the
first scene, "to the unseen"- a premonition of things
to come for keen listeners.
The couple consume martinis and prepare to greet
dinner guests, all the while discussing Mr. Condomine's
late wife's virtues mainly her physical attraction.
Edith the maid, played with staunch enthusiasm by
Heather Gulling, provides a distraction before dinner
as she eagerly strives to please the Condomines. She
unwittingly evokes trouble as she sputters and hurries
to her duties.
It seems a psychic is pedaling her way to the
Condomine home to conduct a stance, in the manner
of research for Charles' upcoming book "to learn
the jargon" explains Ruth to friends Dr. and Mrs.
Bradman, their willing accomplices.
Mrs. Bradman, Gail Cantero, feeds on. the psychic
skepticism and pairs delightfully as the overbearing
and talkative wife to the upstanding Dr. Bradman,
played by Hugh Scanlon, with appropriate arrogance
Barbara Fleming as Madame Arcati arrives, some-
what reminiscent of the flighty Edith Bunker character on
"All in the Family," but attired in a flight cap, goggles and
After dinner, Madame Arcati instructs the group,
"Think of nothing. Concentra-e on a space...."
She cranks up the gramophone, turns out the lights
and begins to wander and \%ae her arms in a manner
sufficient to inspire the audience to laughter.
The subjects, seated at a small table with "finger-
tips touching," previously commanded to be silent,
begin to comment.
"Quiet, please. Is anyone there?" the psychic begs.
Madame Arcati's liaison to the "other side" re-
sponds by mystically lifting and rapping the table, once
for yes, twice for no. The madame swirls and collapses
to the floor, at last in her trance.
A faint voice calls from beyond.
"Ayeeeeee, my God. Elvira, is that you?" Charles
Indeed, the spirit of Elvira (lyrically pronounced El-
veer-ah) arrives, a shallow, catty delight pertinently por-
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ghostly overtones, much more a goddess than television's
late-night cultress Elvira (El-vi-rah).
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his attempts to soothe the women fail miserably. The two
wives wrangle bitterly over everything he says and does.
Ruth skirmishes with the unseen and Elvira snipes back,
heard only by Charles.
Ruth blames his behavior on the previous night's
"You won't even allow me a hallucination," he
To which she replies, "Alcohol will ruin your life if
you let it...."
Ruth labels her husband an "astrobigamist," as she
struggles to deal with his burgeoning "blithe" acceptance
of two wives, both present and in spirit.
"I thought I was mad, but now I'm enjoying myself,"
a carefree Charles admits. "I'm ruled by women."
Ruth recalls Madame Arcati to the house to rid her of
the spirit to no avail.
Madame Arcati is ecstatic and equally oblivious of
her own skepticism. "I felt it. I felt it," she cries, as Elvira
floats to her side and blows a cool breath across her face.
- -i She leaves Ruth to muddle through, but Elvira grows
restless. She longs to return to the "other side."
Then, suddenly, the unthinkable occurs. Madame
Arcati is recalled to rid the house of not one but two
Hopkins and Woodland play to the house as did
Myrna Loy and William Powell as the perfectly paired
couple in the old "Thin Man" movies, she remarkably
resembling Loy's classic figure, features and wide-
Don Bailey's costumes immediately set the period of
the 1940s with elegance and style, from the red, flaming
smoking jacket worn by Woodland in the first scene, to
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notes in the playbill, penned during the aftermath of the
Sept. I attack on America, that coincidentally
Coward's play opened nine month's after the 1940
Battle of Britain.
"Comedy is vital to our survival," she writes, "not just
in spite of tragedy. But because of it."
Well said, and well done, Ms. Woodland. Well done,
in deed and in spirit.
And my new theater acquaintances? They agreed.
Both were new to Island Players, and vowed to return,
having been lured to "Blithe Spirit" after a summer visit
to Coward's Jamaica home.
The play runs through Oct. 14 with nightly curtain
times at 8 p.m., excepting the 2 p.m. Sunday matinee.
The theater is quiet on Monday. Tickets are $14, or $60
for the full season of five performances. Further infor-
mation may be obtained and tickets purchased at 778-
The theater is at Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue in
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School dates to remember; Mrs. Wagner, too
Anna Maria Elementary School is preparing to
honor Pat Wagner, a first-grade teacher who recently
passed away, with a special ceremony Tuesday.
The school set up a Pat Wagner Memorial Book
Fund to collect donations to
books for its Squirrel's
S -' Nest, an area designated in
the media center to honor
"Pat was a nature
lover, and it .was well
known that she raised baby
squirrels," said Cindi
Wagner Harrison, the school's guid-
__________ ance counselor.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned for
Wagner's birthday Tuesday, Oct. 16. Harrison said
Wagner's husband, Terry, will be present and that stu-
dents from Wagner's 2000-01 class will play a special
"Students will spread seeds and nuts, which Pat al-
ways kept in her classroom," said Harrison.
The ceremony begins at 9 a.m. and the community
is invited to attend.
Several other events and school holidays are
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following dates on their calendars:
Monday, Oct. 15, no school record day.
Thursday, Oct. 18, teacher conferences and report
Pat Wagner always
had a special treat
on hand for her furry
friends. A special
section in the media
center at Anna
School called the
will stock books
about nature in
Friday, Oct. 19, no school in-service day.
Friday, Oct. 26, early dismissal.
Saturday, Oct. 27, Fall Festival.
For more information, call the school at 708-
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Second-grade students at Anna Maria Elementary
School learned how to keep animals, like this red-
tailed hawk, safe during a special presentation by
Gail and Ed Straight of Anna Maria's Wildlife
Education and Rehabilitation Center Inc. In addition
to the hawk, students saw a live screech owl and
merlin falcon. Islander Photo: Diana Bogan.
Island students take part in
punt, pass, kick competition
Third- through fifth-grade students at Anna Maria El-
ementary School have been participating in the National
Punt, Pass and Kick Contest during their physical educa-
. tion class.
The competition offers boys and girls the opportunity
to compete, matching their skills in punting, passing and
place kicking against their peers. Each participant receives
a certificate and ribbons are awarded to the first-, second-
and third-place winner of each group.
A combined total of the three skills is used to deter-
mine who advances to the sectional competition at G.T.
Bray Park in Bradenton at 1 p.m. Oct. 14.
This year's winners in the boy's divisions are Heath
English (age 8-9), Mikey Schweitzer (age 10-1 1), and
Zach Geerhearts (age 11-12). In the girl's divisions
Amanda Hopf (age 8-9), Nonie McKenzie (age 10-1 1)
and Kyla Secor (age 12-13) will move to the next round
Winners at the sectional competition advance to the
finals, which will be held prior to a Tampa Bay Bucca-
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Caught in the WAVE
Anna Maria Elementary School students recognized for civic achievements Oct. 5 at the We Are Very Excep-
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Monday, Oct. 15
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Tuesday, Oct. 16
Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Hamburger or Peanut Butter and Jelly
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Wednesday, Oct. 17
Breakfast: Breakfast Muffin, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Tacos or Chicken Wings, Sweet Corn,
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In-service day, no school.
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Anna Maria Dolphin defense grounds Jets 13-0
The Anna Maria Dolphins improved to 3-4 on its
football season behind a stellar defensive effort that
limited the Jets to 96 yards of total offense.
Jets' quarterback Tavari Ware got loose for runs of
13, 33, 15, and nine yards, and Rashean Williams broke
off a 65-yard run, but the Dolphin defense, led by Steve
Faasse, Eric Whitley, Sean Price, Patrick Cole and
Tanner Pelkey, recorded nine tackles behind the line of
scrimmage for losses totalling 59 yards.
Tanner Pelkey recorded six tackles and two sacks,
while Whitley was in on eight tackles, including two sacks
and two tackles for losses. C.J. Wickersham made four
, tackles and had one sack, while Zach Schield, Andrew
Sutton and Steve Faasse each had one sack.
Offensively the Dolphins were once again led by
tailback Sam Lott, who rushed for 53 yards on seven
carries and one touchdown. Lott caught two passes
good for 69 yards, including an extra-point reception.
Dolphin quarterback Greg Lowman ran for one
touchdown and completed three of four passes for 89
yards. Jared McKenzie and Andrew Sutton each car-
ried the ball two times for seven yards, and Connor
Bystrom caught one pass good for 20 yards.
The Jets opened the game on offense and held the
ball for all but 2:03 seconds of the first quarter. Dolphin
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defenders Pelkey, Wickersham and Sutton teamed up
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The Dolphins gave the ball to Lott on first and sec-
ond downs, and he responded with runs of 17 and eight
yards. Lowman lost three yards on a quarterback
keeper and Lott was stopped for no gain. A false start
penalty put the Dolphins in a third-and- 13 situation, but
Lowman responded by hitting Bystrom on a 20-yard
fly pattern to keep the drive alive.
Lott gained four yards off tackle before breaking
free on a 15-yard sweep, good for a touchdown and a
6-0 lead. The Dolphins converted the extra point when
Lowman hit Lott in the flat and Lott lowered his head
to power through two Jet defenders and give the Dol-
phins a 7-0 lead.
The Dolphins opened the second half with Jared
McKenzie gaining four yards on first down. Second
down saw the Dolphins attempt a pass play, but
Lathron Gant broke through to sack Lowman for an
Undaunted, Lowmah dropped back again and
flipped the ball out to Lott in the flat where he eluded
two tacklers and raced down the sideline for a 66-yard
pass-and-run play. Jets linebacker Kevin Northcutt
caught Lott from behind at the four-yard line to deny
Lott his second touchdown on the day.
McKenzie got the call on the next play and carried
it up the middle for three yards before Lowman called
his own number and scored on a quarterback sneak for
a 13-0 lead.
The Jets threatened once more when Williams nar-
PLEASE SEE SPORTS, NEXT PAGE
The Anna Maria Island Community Center's in-
structional soccer league is in full swing with games
being played twice a week on the Center's small field.
The league is for future stars players age 5-7 years
old who have never played soccer and want to get
their feet wet.
There are six teams in the league and teams play
seven players on a short field. Coaches are allowed on
the field with their teams to help direct traffic and shout
encouragement to the youngsters.
If you've never taken in a soccer game between
players this young, you are missing a truly entertaining
event. Instructional league soccer has aptly been de-
scribed as "a swarm of bees chasing after a honey-cov-
ered soccer ball."
From the opening kickoff, the ball rarely breaks free
of the pack of players that surround and chase the it. Once
in a while, the ball somehow squirts through the masses
and into the open field, producing an all-out sprint by all
players to another corner of the field. Eventually the ball
will free itself long enough for one of the better players to
West Coast Surf Shop player Travis Belsito carries
the ball toward the goal as the Bistro's Chase
Stripling positions himself to defend.
SPORTS, FROM PAGE 20
rowly escaped being tackled for a loss before picking
his way through a sea of Dolphin defenders on the way
to a 65-yard scamper to the Dolphin 15-yard line. The
Dolphins kept the Jets grounded, however, when
Whitley broke through to sack Ware as time expired to
seal the 'Fins' victory.
Travis Belsito goes for the goal as two Bistro's
cd lenders close in.
run onto the ball and score a goal.
The emphasis of the league is to provide the young
players with the basic fundamentals of the game so that
they can later "graduate" to the Center's big field. The
league doesn't keep official scores or standings in an
effort to keep the focus on teaching the kids the basics
of the game. It's important for these youngsters to keep
it fun, so as to produce a love for the game a result
that can last a lifetime.
SDespite the Center's good intentions, everyone
in attendance knows exactly who scored, who won,
who lost and who is the best team unofficially, of
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Anna Maria Island Community
Center soccer schedule
Division I (12.14 years old)
All games start at 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 11 West Coast vs. Island Pest Control
Oct. 15 LaPensee Plumbing vs. Mr. Repair It Man
Oct. 16 LaPensee Plumbing vs. Island Pest Control
Oct. 18 West Coast Refrigeration vs.
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II (10-11 years old)
7:30 p.m. Mr. Bones vs. Island Real Estate
6 p.m. Palm Tree Villas vs. Mr. Bones
Division III (8-9 years old)
All games start at 6 p.m.
Oct. 11 Anna Maria Island Spirits vs. Oden-Hardy
Oct. 12 Galati Marine vs. Air America
Oct. 16 Jessie's Island Store vs. A.M. Island Spirit
Oct. 18 Air America vs. Oden-Hardy
Instructional League (5-7 years old)
Date Time Teams
Oct. 11 6 p.m. The Bistros vs.
7 p.m. Island Sun vs. West Coast
Oct. 16 6 p.m. Island Animal Clinic vs.
West Coast Surf Shop
7 p.m. The Bistros vs. Island Sun
Oct. 18 6 p.m. Island Animal Clinic vs.
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Take Monday off: stone crab season opens
A few years ago I proposed that Oct. 15 be de-
clared a statewide holiday. What better day to take off
from work and school than the opening day of stone
Especially this year, since the season's start is a
Stone crabs are one of Florida's great treasures.
You may argue that blue crab meat is sweeter, but stone
crab claws are a lot easier to crack and there's a lot
more meat for less effort.
Stone crab harvesting began in Florida in the
1920s. Back then, the whole crab was taken, although
the claws were the delicacy. State regulations changed
over time, and today only the claws are harvested. A
crab will grow back new claws in a few years.
Commercial stone crab fishing is done with traps,
and you've probably noticed the "seasoning" traps in
the Gulf of Mexico already. Crabbers are allowed to
put traps in 10 days before the start of the season, but
harvesting has to wait until Oct. 15. The season
stretches to May 15, by the way.
Recreational stone crabbing is done with a stick
with an L-shaped hook on the end. As a little Roat, I
spent a lot of cold winter mornings thigh-deep in wa-
ter poking into holes on the seagrass flats, hunting for
the big crabs with big claws for a big dinner feast.
My dad and I were at the north side of Beer Can
Island (north Longboat Key) one morning when we
came upon an Australian pine that had toppled over in
the surf. Nestled in the roots was what looked like hun-
dreds of stone crabs, like apples on a tree. We'd never
seen anything like it.
As good environmentalists, we grabbed a dozen or
so of the bigger crabs, snapped off one claw you
could take both back then, but we only took one to give
the crab a better chance of survival and went home.
The next morning we were back at the tree for
more, but no crabs. There were so many the day before,
we couldn't figure out where they had gone overnight.
The mystery was soon solved when a prominent Island
figure puttered up in his boat.
"Man, you should have been here yesterday!" he
said. "I got almost 100 pounds of claws from that tree!"
"He took them all?" I asked my dad. "Why would
he want them all?
My dad just shook his head in disgust. I did, too,
and somehow the claws didn't taste as good for a while
after the stone crab hog cleaned out the biggest congre-
g: nation of stone crabs we'd ever seen before or since.
By the way, today's stone crab regulations allow up
to one gallon of claws per person per day, with a limita-
tion of no more than two gallons of claws on a boat at a
time. The claws have to be at least 2 3/4 inches long,
measured from the "elbow" to the tip of the lower claw.
Ken Thompson died last Friday. The 91-year-old
Sarasotan set something of a Florida record by serving
as that city's manager for 38 years before his retirement
Think about his tenure as manager for a minute.
For 38 years he had to deal with a revolving door that
saw city commissioners, employees, state and county
officials passing through. Think about the number of
times he had to explain basic government to reporters.
To citizens. To new commissioners.
As near as I can figure out, the city employee with
the longest tenure hereabout is Bradenton Beach Pub-
lic Works Director Buddy Watts, with something like
18 years with the city. Ken had more than twice that
By PAUL. I A.AT..
Ken watched downtown Sarasota go from a one-
stoplight city to a bustling urban area, then die off in
the 1970s only to come back to life again in the 1990s.
Imagine watching your city go from death to life to
death and back to life again. Wow.
He had to ride out criticisms of the Van Wezel -
my God, it's PURPLE! only to have it become a
state treasure. He watched as Jack Graham struggled
for decades to keep the city marina and Marina Jack up
and running, only to see it today as one of the premiere
waterfronts and restaurants in the state.
Ken had an interesting management style. He was
low key, sometimes slow and methodical, but always
seemed sure of what he was doing. There was one quirk
he had, though he always went to city hall after
church on Sunday for a few hours.
And so did his transportation guy. And the public
works guy. And the planning guy. And the utilities guy.
And the building department guy. They were all guys
back then, and they all showed up on Sundays, too, to
chat with Ken and talk about what was going on in their
Ken didn't call the staff meetings on Sunday. The
staff just figured that if the boss was at the office on
Sunday, they'd darn well better be there, too.
And when Monday morning rolled around, the
department heads already had their marching orders for
the week. Pretty slick of ol' Ken, eh?
I don't imagine we'll ever again see a city official
hold a management post as long as Ken Thompson.
Managers move around too much these days, looking
for the best job and the biggest bucks. That's a shame,
too, because in a time when institutional knowledge is
measured in months, Ken was able to brag about hav-
ing decades of history to impart to the new and often
Blue crabs "swim" by wiggling their paddle-like
back legs. Stone crabs don't and have to lumber along
on the bottom. Hence, they're real bottom feeders.
Land change leaves Egmont light intact
By Jim Hanson
The U.S. Coast Guard is giving away much of its
property on Egmont Key and its lighthouse will shine
on as it has for 150 years.
Most of the 55 acres the Coast Guard has managed
will be turned over to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Ser-
vice, which already oversees most of Egmont Key in
its National Wildlife Refuge.
Egmont Key State Park will continue to function
on its small part of the island, with access limited to
boats,.said Chief Ranger Connie Weisehan. And
Hillsborough County will retain the small parcel it
leases to the Tampa Bay Pilots Association as the sea-
end quarters for harbor pilots serving ships arriving at
or leaving the bay.
Mike Shumate, with the Aids to Navigation Branch
of the Coast Guard's district office in St. Petersburg,
said the service is getting rid of much of its property
that is not directly related to running its business.
"We're not property managers," he said. "We will
clean up the Egmont property as much as we can and
then let Fish and Wildlife take over."
The lighthouse may be modernized to a solarized
system, he said, with different optics necessary for that
"We're not looking to turn off the light," he empha-
sized, "just checking into the possibility of different op-
tics. Many lighthouses have been solarized already."
The Miami district headquarters has begun looking
into whether there is a need for the lighthouse, and has
been collecting responses to the need. It will evaluate
the responses later.
At the Miami office, word had just come in of a
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lockdown on all press contacts because of the World
Trade Center calamity in New York, and no word
was forthcoming on proposals for Egmont at that
level..The St. Petersburg information was provided
before the lockdown.
High among priorities in leaving its Egmont land
will be the Coast Guard's plan to get rid of its genera-
tor and the fuel storage system. It has battery backup.
The light was built on Egmont at the urging of a
U.S. Army officer named Robert E. Lee 150 years ago.
It has functioned since, through wars and storms and
countless idyllic days.
The island is home to loggerhead turtles during the
nesting season, and to box and gopher turtles, thou-
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hordes of monarch butterflies that rest there every
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Red tide offshore still slows fishing; reds inshore
By Capt. Mike Heistand
The aftermath of red tide dead fish has
abated somewhat in the bays, but you can still see float-
ing fish anywhere from three to 30 miles offshore, in-
cluding goliath grouper and other large species. We
spotted one 300-pound goliath grouper floating off-
shore one day last week.
Once you're past the red tide bloom offshore, grou-
per and snapper action remains good to excellent. In the
backwaters, redfish are still pretty hot, as are trout on
the seagrass flats. Snook season is seeing a slow start,
but should pick tip as the water temperatures drop.
Capt. Curt Morrison on the Neva-Miss said his
charters are catching red grouper to 17 pounds, dolphin
to 12 pounds and kingfish to 1 I pounds. He added that
offshore anglers should expect to get in at least 100 feet
of water for the best action.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said
some keeper-sized snook are being caught by Prices
Key plus some slot-limit redfish in that area. Offshore
fishing remains excellent in the deeper waters 110
feet or so with good catches of red and gag grouper,
plus mangrove snapper.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business said snook
fishing is still slow, but he expects the action to pick tiup
soon as temperatures cool. He is still finding redfish
and mackerel his best bets.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach said he's getting his charters onto a lot
of mackerel and some big redfish.
Capt. Thorn Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road reports oversize redfish up to 30 inches and as
many as 10 or 12 per trip. He's also getting trout to 3
pounds in the bays.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide out of
Holmes Beach said offshore grouper fishing is still
good, but he has to go at least 30 miles out to find water
clear of red tide. The week's catch included red grou-
per to 20 pounds and lane and mangrove snapper.
Capt. Mark Bradow said redfish in the backwa-
ter is his best bet right now, with some 10-pound
spotties being boated. He's also getting into some 4-
pound trout on the seagrass flats.
Paul Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
redfish are thick in Miguel Bay and Terra Ceia Bay,
plus black drum in the cut.
On my boat Magic we've been getting lots and lots
of redfish, with as many as 20 in a single trip. We also
reeled in a 30-inch snook.
Good luck and good fishing.
Drool, drool: Stone crabs due Monday
By Jim Hanson
Stone crabs are coming Monday, and nobody is
looking forward to them more eagerly than the biggest
processor in the area, the Moores.
The crab traps started going to the bottom this
week, and on Oct. 15 crabbers will start hauling them
up again and harvesting one of the most famed delica-
cies in the Gulf of Mexico.
There is a mystique about stone crabs that persists
through all kinds of research papers and learned litera-
ture, but basically a stone crab claw is about the most
delicious morsel found in these parts.
Or not found, which happens often enough for crab-
bers to be cautious about predicting a year's success. Last
year was a banner year, according to Alan Moore of
Moore's Stone Crab restaurant on Longboat Key.
"We served 350,000 to 400,000 pounds of crab claws
in the restaurant last year," he said. "Altogether, counting
that and what we handled at our Everglades Fish Co. in
Everglades City, we sold a good two million pounds."
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That's a lot of claws, which are snapped one by one
from crabs trapped and hauled aboard commercial fish-
ing vessels, carefully iced and brought ashore.
On the other hand, two summers ago "you could
hardly find a stone crab," said Robert Hicks, chef at
Moore's and with Alan and Paul Moore co-owner of
Karen Bell, of the A.P. Bell Fish Co. in Cortez,
which handles a fair amount of stone crabs, said there
is no knowing how this year will turn out until the men
start hauling the traps.
The price at this point is up in the air too. Alan
Moore said his company and a couple of others on the
Gulf confer on pricing in order to stabilize the market
as much ais possible at the beginning of the season.
"After that, it's up to supply and demand," he said.
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Dave Butler of Venice caught this 300-pound goliath
grouper while fishing with Fred Miller of Anna
Maria. The big fish was caught and released in
about 160 feet of water in the Gulf of Mexico.
the tip, Moore said. Both claws are taken now, where
not long ago only the larger of the two was legal.
Clawless, the crab is tossed .back overboard to
grow another pair of delicious grabbers. It eats micro-
organisms in the sea, Chef Hicks noted, so a crab can
prosper with or without claws.
One other mystery was put to rest by Moore: Many
watermen suspect red tide affects the crabs, either
harmfully as with other marine life or helpfully by kill-
ing fish that the bottom-dwelling crabs eat. Not so, said
Moore "Red tide has no effect at all on crabs, only
on gill-breathing fish and shellfish."
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Oct 10 5:04 2.4 11:59p* 1.7 10:02 1.8 1:39 0.2
Oct II 6:37 2.3 10:30 1.8 2:45 0.2
Oct 12 8-17 2.4 2:05 1.6 10:56 1.9 3 42 0.2
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8am-3pm. Good stuff. 527 Key Royale Drive, Holmes
YARD SALE: Saturday, Oct. 13, 8am until done. Stuff,
lots-of stuff! 204 Haverkos Ct., Holmes Beach.
FIND GREAT DEALS on everything in The Islander,
27 Years of Professional Service
Let us pray together for peace.
OUR LISTINGS DON'T EXPIRE, WE SELL THEM!
RIVERFRONT 2BR/2BA condo. Boat dock.
clubhouse,. elevator. $124,900.
PERICO SHORES LAKEFRONT
3BR/2BA quality home. room foi- pool. Furnished. $324,900.
NORTH TRAIL 2,100 sq. Ift. Five offices. $295,000.
WALGREENS Triple net. AAA. good CAP. $2.65 million.
SUPERMARKET Plus rental income and inventory. $3.150.000.
VACANT CONVENIENCE STORE Sarasola. $419.000.
STYLING SALON Eight stations. 35+ years. $39.000.
VACATION SEASONAL ANNUAL
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
/JMarina Pointe Realty Co.
314 Pine Avenue Anna Maria
(941) 779-0732 Toll Free: (866) 779-0732
LOST BLACK AND WHITE CAT. Male with white on
stomach and left side of his face. Missing from
Bradenton Beach since Oct. 2. Reward, 778-6978.
CRITTER SITTER Six years in pet care, 21 years as an
Island resident. Tender, loving care for your pets with
in-home visits. 778-6000.
ANIMAL LOVER? Foster, adopt or help transport
dachshunds for coast-to-coast dachshund rescue. Call
Shona at 941-761-2642 for information. www.c2cdr.org.
1987 CADILLAC Sedan DeVille in very good condition.
Original owner. 69,700 miles. Asking $2,495. Call Oct.
20 through Oct. 26, 779-1835.
1997 JAGUAR XK8 convertible. Immaculate, low mileage;
just $17,000! Rare, ice blue with navy top. 778-1132
Resort-Style Uving at
TOWN & COUNiRY
Spacious 1 & 2 BR Apartments
Attractive Island Location
Pool & Spa
Lake or Nature Views
Free Boat Parking*
Small Pets Welcome
A P A R T -M - N T Ss
TOWN & COUNTRY PERICO
HOURS: Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5
Directions From U.S. 41, travel west on Manatee
Avenue (SR 64) and across Palma Solo Causeway
to Perico island. Town & Country Perico
will be on the left.
Limited time offec certain restrictions apply.
*Size restrictions apply.
TWO ISLAND HOMES
CANALFRONT AND DOCK
Spacious Old-Florida charmer 3BR/2BA,
one-car garage. $405,000.
GREAT LOCATION NEAR BEACH
1998 BUICK CENTURY Limited. Leather seats, air
conditioned, CD player, premium sound, cruise control,
dual climate control, alarm, electric seats. 36,000 miles.
DEEPWATER BOAT SLIP. North end of Anna Maria.
Easy access to Gulf. Call 794-8877, or 778-4431.
1989 HURRICANE DECK Boat. 80-HP Mercury. Best
PRIVATE CHARTERS. Fishing, snorkeling,
sightseeing, Egmont Key. U.S.C.G. License. Captain
Keith Barnett. 778-3526 or 730-0516.
ISLAND SITTERS. We sit animals for $3/hour and kids
for $5/hour. Please call Sarah 778-7622, or Merrily 778-
SPORTS AND FEATURE writer for thriving weekly
newspaper. Journalism experience a must. Mail, fax or
e-mail resume to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, FL. 34217. Fax 778-9392, e-mail
Recently refurbished "near Gulf" duplex offers two,
nice units separated by twin garages and only 350
feet to beach! More than 1,900 sq. ft. includes spa-
cious 2BR/1BA and 1BR/1BA. Great rentals or
home/rental. Possible owner financing for qualified
buyer. JUST REDUCED $435,000.
Call us for details on the above "near
Gulf" property and also for our
"direct Gulffront" listings.
MARIE LIC. REAL ESTATE
FRANKLIN REALTY BROKER
"We ARE the Island."
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250
"Think Local, Buy Coastal"
ONE ACRE ESTATE, northwest Bradenton
with guest house. Martha Stewart would love
GREAT HOUSE, GREAT VIEW, 3BR/2BA
and more. Many upgrades. 2208 Ave. A,
Bradenton Beach. $399,000.
THE CAPTAINS COTTAGE and buildable
lot. Gulfview. 105 Maple. $925,000.
2.09 ACRES, wooded, northwest Bradenton,
Brenda Boyd May, Broker
410 22nd Street West
309 Pine Avenue
TOLL FREE: 1(800) 813-7517
INCOME PROPERTY Updated 2BR/2BA and 1 BR/
1 BA Island duplex. Near beach and north of Mana-
tee Avenue. $257,000.
DEEP WATER for serious boaters. Updated 3BR/
2BA Key Royale home with great views of canal
and Bimini Bay. $519,000.
RARE OPPORTUNITY direct bayfront property
with fantastic views. 2BR/2BA home plus 3BR/2BA
guest house. $949,500.
CalNw.. efKn icko arl rc
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CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER, City of Bradenton
Beach. Applicant should have certification as a FACE
or SBCCI Code Enforcement Officer (or the ability to
obtain certification within one year). Knowledge of the
principles and practices of building construction
needed. Excellent communication and public relation
skills required, including grammar and the ability to pro-
duce professional business letters. Must have experi-
ence with Microsoft Word and Excel. Minimum qualifi-
cations include high school diploma and three years
experience in a clerical position with extensive public
service. Occasional evening and weekend work may be
required. Starting salary is $20,259.20/annual, with
annual increases, sick leave, vacation, health and dis-
ability insurance. More information and applications are
available at Bradenton Beach City Hall. Return applica-
tions and resumes to Building Official, City of Bradenton
Beach, 107 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach FL 34217.
An ADA compliant employer, Veterans' preference re-
BIRD SITTER. Need compassionate individual who
realizes how traumatic boarding at pet stores and vet
offices cal be. 778-3132.
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to meet
interesting people from around the world? Are you in-
terested in learning the history of Anna Maria Island?
Get involved with the Anna Maria Island Historical Mu-
seum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE NEED YOU!
DICK MAHER "
ISLAND SPECIALISTS -H
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Simplify Your Search!
5..Call anytime for a consultation.
MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, patio gardens,
trimming, clean-up, edgings, more. Hard-working and
responsible. Excellent references. Edward 778-3222.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine Cab.
Serving the Islands. 778-5476.
BATHROOM REMODELING. Water damaged drywall,
tiling, texturing, painting. Reliable, over 20 years expe-
rience. Call Fred, 752-7758 or 545-6141, cell.
COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your computer
misbehaving? Certified computer service and private les-
sons. Special $15 per hour- free advice. 545-7508.
SOS SERVICES. Full-service cleaning/organization for
your entire home. Professional, experienced, and ref-
erences. Free estimates. Call Sharon, 920-1992.
RESIDENTIAL CLEANING weekly/bi-weekly. Li-
censed, insured, references. Call for free estimate.
Clean Sweep, 358-0169.
LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Available
evening, weekend. For any computer needs, hardware,
software, network, commercial, private. Call 778-8473.
DREAMIN' OF A CLEAN HOUSE? Don't have a magic
lamp? Then pick up your phone and call your local
Jeanie at Chamberlain Professional Cleaning. Refer-
ences available. 545-5510.
HURRICANE PROTECTION for your home. Choose
shutters or Glass Sentinel, a super-strength protective
shield. Call ESP Island Shutters. Licensed, insured, free
estimates. Call 778-2840
ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING for great results, wash
away mildew, dirt and salt. Thorough, reasonable and re-
liable. Free estimates, licensed and insured. 778-0944.
TODD LASOTA TILE and handyman service. Tile work,
painting, some electrical, appliance repair, automotive,
maintenance, odd jobs, miscellaneous repairs. Call
KATHY'S CLEANING SERVICE. I will clean your home
to your satisfaction. Negotiable rates. Call 722-4358.
WEST COAST NUISANCE Wildlife Service. Call us for
problems with raccoons, snakes, possums or any nui-
sance animals. Lic. by F.W.C. On call 24-hours, call
TENNIS AND GOLF LESSONS. Learn to play or fix
your swing. Call for appointment and rates. Carol
Codella, USGTF, 779-2429.
TWO CHEFS PERSONAL CHEF SERVICES. Cater-
ing to your every need. Holidays, special occasions,
private dinners, packages. Gift certificates available.
$420,000-WOW! WHAT A VIEW!
Direct Gulffront, 2BR/2BA condo in
a well maintained complex. Slate floor
entry. Heated pool, carport, utility
area in unit. Close to everything.
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$225,000 LaLENAIRE ISLES.
Accessible by boat only, this bayfront,
acre+ lot on Jewfish Key in Sarasota
Bay will provide serene living. Great
bay view from one of 13 parcels on a 26-acre island.
Water, septic and electric at site. Community dock, sandy
1810 59th Street West, Bradenton
(941) 778-0766 (800) 778-8448
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BUILD YOUR NEW ISLAND BEACH HOUSE
Two great lots: 803 Gladiolus St. $340,000
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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Sandy's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
S|Hauling By the cut or by the month.
Lawn \ We Monitor Irrigation Systems
Service INSURED-* GUARANTEED LOWEST
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Licensed/Insured Serving Anna Maria Island Since 1986 761-8900
Paradise Improvements 778-4173
L Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
Itia Replacement Doors and Windows
Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
Water Damaged Drywall Tiling Painting
HAND AND SPRAY TEXTURE
Clean, Honest, Reliable More than 20 years experience
Fred 752-7758 Cellular 545-6141 =
sgLE" Residential Cleaning Service
Serving Bradenton and the Islands
C J) Colleen M. Fitzpatrick 795-5235
213 54th St., Holmes Beach 778-3082
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"Tropical Bugs Need A Tropical Service"
CALL US FOR A FREE ESTIMATE
Full Service Exterior and Interior
State Certified/Licensed and Insured
Erny Keller, Island Resident.
Island Pest Control Inc.
SERVING THE ISLANDS 20 YEARS
SERICS ontnud HME -MPOVMETpCntnud
ROYAL MAID SERVICE. Licensed, bonded, insured.
Professional, experienced maids. Free estimates, gift
certificates available. Call now; 727-9337 or 72-SWEEP.
CLEAN WINDOWS! Wouldn't that be nice? Local li-
cense, insured. Chris Window Cleaning, 725-0399.
INTERNET SERVICES offered by Anna Maria Net
Inc. On the Internet since 1994. Hosting with free shop-
ping cart, plus much more. $20/month with yearly con-
tract. Local and nationwide exposure for your business
or rental. Call for details, 730-1608, or e-mail
QUALITY, DEPENDABLE, GUARANTEED! Lawn
maintenance, including tree work, clean-ups, land-
scaping. Commercial/residential. Free estimates. Call
Midwest Mowing at 779-0939.
GILLIS AND GILLIS ENTERPRISES. Crushed,
washed shell. Topsoil, landscaping service. We install
shell driveways. Serving Sarasota and keys since
1978. Fully licensed and insured. 753-2954.
RSM IRONING SERVICE Inc. Professional ironing,
drop-off, pick-up, and delivery available. Reasonable
STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPING. Installations,
clean-ups, pruning, irrigation, trees, edging, rip-rap,
mulch, rock, patios, shell, seawall fill. Reliable and in-
HOUSECLEANING reliable. Call 795-1112.
PHOTOGRAPHY. Fall specials! Experienced Island hus-
band/wife team offer professional wedding day photos,
and glamour or family portraits at reasonable rates. Please
call 778-9436, or 704-7283, leave message.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If it is
broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior discount.
Call 778-2581 or 713-0676.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING and Lawn Maintenance.
Residential and commercial. Full-service lawn main-
tenance, clean-ups, tree trimming, hauling, Xeriscape.
Island resident. Excellent references. 778-5294.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.
PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and instal-
lation. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and trees. Irri-
gation and pest control service. Everything Under the
Sun Garden Centre, 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes
SHELL DELIVERED and spread. $27 a yard. Hauling:
all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free estimates.
Call Larry at 795-7775.
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/
exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Dan or Bill, 795-5100 or cell 809-3100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. In-house plan designs. State licensed
and insured. Many Island references. 778-2993.
Lic# CRC 035261.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free estimates.
35-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at 778-1730.
CHRISTIES PLUMBING Island and off-Island service
since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free esti-
mates, no overtime charges. Now certifying back flow at
water meters. (FL#RF0038118) 778-3924 or 778-4461.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more by
Hunter Douglas and other major manufacturers. Life-
time warranty. Call Island resident Keith Barnett for a
free in-home consultation. Many Island references, 15
years experience. 941-778-3526 or 730-0516.
THIRTY YEARS craftsman experience. Interior, exte-
rior, doors, stairs, windows and trim. Have sawmill, will
travel. 745-1043 Dan Michael, master carpenter.
TILE TILE TILE. All variations of ceramic tile sup-
plied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt, re-
liable, many Island references. Call Neil, 726-3077.
GRIFFITHS' ISLAND PAINT/ paper services: Interior/
exterior painting, pressure washing and wallpaper. For
prompt, reliable service at reasonable rates, call Kevin
at 778-2996. Husband/wife team.
ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodeling,
repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths. Free
estimates. Lic#CGC061519, #CCC057977,
#PE0020374. Insured. Call 720-0794.
25 YEARS EXPERIENCE, highly skilled, dependable
restoration/renovation expert, carpenter, fine finishing
contractor. Kitchen/bathroom specialist. Repairs, paint-
ing. Paul Beauregard, 779-2294.
KEN & TINA DBA Griffin's Home Improvements.
Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets and
shutters. Insured and licensed, 748-4711.
B&D SEAMLESS aluminum gutters, 5 or 6 inch avail-
able. Insured, free estimates. Dean Guth, owner and
TILE, CARPET, LAMINATE supplied and installed.
Why pay retail? Island resident, many references. Free
estimates, prompt service. Steve Allen Floor Cover-
ings. 383-5381, or 726-1802.
CARL V. JOHNSON JR. Contractor. Remodeling, ad-
ditions, new homes, design service. Free estimates.
Call 795-1947. Lic #RR-0066450.
HANDY ANTHONY. Jack of most trades. Home refur-
bishing and detailing, 778-6000.
MIKE McCALEB, ARCHITECT, P.A. 10-year Island
resident, 25 years experience. Remodels, new
homes, commercial. FEMA, DEP, waterfront. #AR-
BEST HOME IMPROVEMENT. Repair and remodel-
ing. 20-years experience, references, free estimates.
One-year warranty on all labor. Forget the rest, call the
VACATION RENTALS: 2BR apartments across from
beautiful beach, $350/week. Fall and spring dates
available. Almost Beach Apartments, 778-2374.
ANNUAL RENTALS, several to choose from. Big ones,
small ones, and one just right for you. Mike Norman
SEASONAL 3BR/3BA Holmes Beach townhouse. Beau-
tiful unit, great location, heated pool, washer/dryer, garage,
much more! 713-0096 for more information.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB: Direct Gulf front 2BR/
2BA. Great fall rates! August-December 2001. Ask
about our Fall 2001 and May 2002 Golf Special. Frank
1 BR AND 2BR SEASONAL. $1,600 to $1,800/month.
Call T. Dolly Young Real Estate, 778-0807.
na Maria Stor -
Only a few spots left!
413 Pine Avenue 778-5354
J- Reach up to 20,000 people weekly
& with your ad for as little as $16.56!
SCall Shona or Rebecca 778-7978
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STEPS TO THE BEACH. 2BR/1 BA with washer/dryer,
screened lanai. $800/monthly, utilities not included.
2BR/1 BA DUPLEX with large screened lanai in Anna
Maria. Annual lease required, no pets. First, last and
ANNUAL ONLY 2BR/1BA directly on Gulf in
Bradenton Beach. $1,000/month, assurity/security
required with contract. 792-2779.
ANNA MARIA PROPERTIES desperately needed!
Immediate waiting list for rental units, especially 3BR/
2BA. Call Tracy at Wedebrock Real Estate 778-6665.
AUTUMN SPECIAL 1 BR/2BA, furnished, clean, steps
from beach, Anna Maria Island. Pets welcome. $350/
week; $1,198/month. Call 778-1098.
HOLMES BEACH CANALFRONT home. 2BR/2BA
furnished home, garage, laundry, dock, many extras.
Available monthly/weekly. Open now through Dec. 31.
Call for cost and details, (813) 286-9814.
BAYFRONT COTTAGES with docks. Turnkey, beau-
tiful views, breezy, quiet area. No pets/smoking. Priced
from $700/month, $350/week. 941-794-5980.
BEACH RENTAL 2BR/1BA, completely furnished.
One house from Gulf. No pets. Available October-Dec.
15. Two-week minimum. (813) 689-0925.
2BR/2BA ANNUAL UNFURNISHED. Bright and spa-
cious, new kitchen, appliances, tile, washer/dryer, etc.
Quiet, secure neighborhood close to beach. $895/month,
first, last, and security. Small pet considered, non-smok-
ers preferred. 778-9798,778-4573, or (305) 296-1127.
ANNA MARIA 2BR upstairs apartment. Available now
through March. Nicely decorated. Located fourth
house from shore. (616) 754-6349.
2BR/2BA CONDO. Overlooks Grassy Point. Washer/
dryer, ceramic floors. Close to shopping and beach.
Clean, unfurnished annual, $1,000/month. 778-1179.
BRADENTON BEACH waterfront. 1BR and 2BR
apartments with balcony. Newly renovated, fully-fur-
nished. Very clean, private. Week, month, season, or
ANNUAL RENTALS! 1BR and 2BR units available.
Prices range $625 to $850/month. Call Fran Maxon
Real Estate, 778-2307.
CONDO WITH SLIP, 2BR/2BA, second floor, glass
front overlooking beautiful water and Island view with
wildlife for nature lover's delight. Walk-in closets, fire-
place, cable, heated pool and covered parking. Dock
with power, water, lights and dock box. Short canal. In
sight of Longboat Pass to Gulf. Excellent storm protec-
tion. Quiet and safe, west Bradenton/Tidy Island area.
Non-smokers, no pets, adults only. Annual lease,
SEASONAL HOMES near beach. 2BR/1BA, $900/
month; 2BR/2BA, $1,600/month. Discounts available,
(941) 721-4078, cell (941) 730-4078.
ROOMMATE WANTED to share apartment. Fur-
nished bedroom, bath, kitchen, washer/dryer. One
professional person only. References. Available Nov.
ANNA MARIA CANALFRONT home. Furnished, up-
graded through-out. 2BR/2BA, family room, sunset
terrace, dock, garage, laundry. Monthly or weekly.
(813) 991-5462. E-mail: Paradisekey@att.net.
PRISTINE UPSCALE beach rental. Available Novem-
ber through April. 3BR/2.5BA, sleeps eight maximum.
Steps to beach, many extras. Non-smoking, no pets.
A piece of paradise you will never forget. $1,000/week
or $3,000/month. (813) 417-7744, (813) 787-7734, or
WATERFRONT, SEASONAL in the heart of Anna
Maria. Newly remodeled 2BR/2BA. Fantastic views.
Walk to everything. 778-5482.
2BR CANAL HOME, 68 Street, Holmes Beach.
Screened pool, big room by canal, walk-in shower,
washer/dryer, etc. Very clean and nice. Available
January through April. Two-to three-month rental pos-
sible. $2,400/month. (813) 645-0577.
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL 2BR/1BA. Great neigh-
borhood. Steps to bay, beach and shopping. No pets.
First, last, security. $775/month. 778-5482.
BEAUTIFUL BRADENTON BEACH waterfront. 1BR/
1BA with boat dock. $700/month, includes water.
$1,200/seasonal, includes all utilities. 779-9074.
BEAUTIFUL 900-square-foot 1 BR, turnkey furnished with
washer/dryer area. Carport, huge deck, pool, cable and
phone. $395/week, or $1,200/monthly. (877) 362-4516.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1BA. Furnished living and din-
ing room, kitchen. Washer/dryer, two large walk-in
closets, 4-by-6-foot storage. Large fenced yard, patio,
First, last, security. Pets considered. $750/month.
Available November or sooner. 713-3507.
HOLMES BEACH furnished vacation apartments.
2BR/1 BA, $800/month. 1 BR/1 BA, $700/month.Walk
to beach, fine restaurants and shopping. 778-3875.
BEAUTIFUL ITAILIAN VILLA: 4BR/4BA. Key Royale,
two-car garage, pool. $2,500/month. Everything in-
BEACH COTTAGE: 2BR/2BA. Close to Rod and Reel
Pier. Available October through December. 778-7253.
PERICO BAY CLUB. 2BR/2BA townhouse with loft
and one-car garage. $1,500/month includes water,
waste, cable, community pool, tennis, clubhouse.
Smith Realtors, 778-0770.
1BR/1BA FURNISHED APARTMENT on canal. Pri-
vate yard in quiet residential area. Washer/dryer and
utilities included. November through December: $850/
month. March through April: $1,450/month. 779-2217.
DARLING EFFICIENCY in Holmes Beach. Perfect for
single. Air condition, cable and all utilities. Short walk
to beach. Annual rental, $575/month. 778-6158.
ANNUAL RENTAL in Holmes beach. 2BR/1BA unit
located short walk to beach. Unfurnished, some utili-
ties included. First, last, security. 778-1193.
CANALFRONT HOME, beautifully furnished. 3BR/
2BA. Available now though January 2002, and again
April-December 2002. $1,750/month, plus utilities and
tax. Located at 524 75th St., Holmes Beach. Days call
920-1558, or after 5pm 485-1373.
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VACATION COTTAGE in Bradenton Beach. Very
clean, furnished 1BR/1 BA. $375/week or $85/day.
Available now. 779-9504.
TOWNHOUSE 2BR/2BA. Annual lease. $790/month.
Heated pool, community dock for fishing and boating.
Available now. Real Estate Mart, 756-1090.
ROOM AND BATH in Holmes Beach. Seasonal, use
of kitchen and laundry. Utilities included. One block to
Gulf. $140/week or $525/month. 778-8550.
SEASONAL RENTALS. Longboat house 3BR/1BA,
$3,000/month. Holmes Beach house 2BR/2BA,
$3,900/month. Perico Bay Club villa 2BR/2BA,
$2,600/month. Palma Sola townhouse, $2,200/month.
Call Fred Flis, Realtor, at 756-1090.
CONDO FOR SALE: 2BR/1BA with garage below.
Holmes Beach. $125,000. 778-9748.
GULF WATCH CONDO 2BR/2BA, direct bayfront. Pre-
mium upgrades. One of a kind, and below market. 601
Gulf Drive N., 720-3400.
LONGBOAT KEY CANALFRONT 3BR/1 BA home. 100-
by-75-foot lot, easy bay access. One-year warranty in-
cludes roof. Priced below appraisal at $299,000. Call Rich
Bohnenberger Realty, 778-0355.
PALMA SOLA PARK pool home, 4BR/2BA, two-car ga-
rage, 2,450 square feet. Shown by appointment, by
owner. Call days, 809-3100, or evenings, 795-5100.
LONGBOAT KEY single-family lots. Nine-home subdivi-
sion on 6.53-acres with only five lots remaining. Boat
docks, community pool, neat beach access. Priced from
$230,000. Smith Realtors. Call Carol Williams, broker, or
Clarke Williams, Realtor, for details, 744-0700 evenings.
DIRECT GULFFRONT CONDO: 2/BR/2BA turnkey fur-
nished. Great rental history, on-site management, $420,000.
Towne and Shore Realty, 383-3840 or 302-3840.
KEY ROYALE $445,000. Italian villa on an estate-sized lot.
Perfect for entertaining friends and family in the barbecue
and sink area. Pool with diving board, gazebo. Comfort-
able 4BR home. Call for details, Towne & Shore Realty,
383-3840 or 302-3840.
ONE-OF-A -KIND Longboat Key, a five-office building with
a luxury second-floor apartment. Frontage on Gulf of
Mexico Drive. Zoned commercial. Also available, four
vacant lots abutting, to make up a sizable commercial
property with many possibilities. Call for details, Towne &
Shore Realty, 383-3840 or 302-3840.
OPEN HOUSE Sunday, Oct. 14, 1-5pm. Seaside Gardens,
absolutely perfect condition, 2BR/2BA, inside laundry, tile,
new appliances, deck, lanai, turnkey furnished. 778-6836.
2BR ISLAND HOME. Lanai, garage, large lot, zoned R-2
for expandable possibilities. Real Estate Mart, 756-1090.
TWO DUPLEX LOTS, side by side. Close to beaches. Build
your new duplex here. $62,500 each, or best offer. Call for
details. Towne & Shore Realty, 383-3840 or 302-3820.
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SALES & RENTALS
419 Pine Ave., Anna Maria FL 34216 PO Box 2150 (941) 778-2291
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294
KEY ROYALE GEH! CANALFRONT POOL HOHE
SThis newly listed 3BR/3BA,
waterfront beauty reflects
'pride of ownership through-
out! Amenities include ce-
ramic tile floors in the kitchen,
, laundry and baths, an all white
S- .-.kitchen with pass-thru to the
sunny family room, new win-
dows, textured ceilings with
crown moulding and a gorgeous front door of mahogany and beveled glass.
The sparkling swimming pool offers a new vaulted cage and there is a beau-
tifully landscaped back yard with coconut palms and citrus trees leading to the
deep, seawalled canal with boat dock and electric boat lift! Other features in-
clude an automatic sprinkler system, new seawall cap and a spacious double-
car garage with electric door opener. Priced at $650,000, including a preferred
one-year homeowner's warranty!
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OPENING DOORS TO MANATEE COUNTY
ENCHANTED ANNA MARIA ISLAND RE-
TREAT on Bimini Bay. Serene tropical grandeur
is displayed throughout the grounds and interior
of this striking residence. Heated pool and 35 ft.
dock with lift. $1,430,000. Sandy Drapala, 749-
5797 or Kathy Marcinko, 713-1100. 76167
DESIGN YOUR OWN RIVER AND BAY
VIEWS on this pristine lot in prestigious, well
established Riverview Landings neighborhood
of executive homes. $450,000. Barbara Ng,
STUNNING LOCATION ON MANATEE
RIVER. Rare riverfront property is divided into
two lots, North and South. Build main house
overlooking river and guest house on Riverview
Blvd. $1,150,000. Don Lewis, 319-0323. 78143
DRAMATIC AND EXCEPTIONAL DIRECT
BAYFRONT HOME. 180-degree view from
north of Longboat to downtown Sarasota, near
bird sanctuary. Charm and character highlight
this wonderful setting. Short walk to beach.
$1,275,000. John Zisman, 504-2393. 204862
THIS FIRST FLOOR HIBISCUS model overlooks
the gardens and lake. Near Bollettieri and MCC.
Glass enclosed Florida room. White-tile floors and
late model A/C system. $159,000. Bob and Penny
Hall, 749-5981. 77934
THIS 1925 PALMA SOLA Park beauty boasts over
5,000 sq.ft. of living area. Packed full of character
from the charming stained glass windows to the to-
tally updated interior. Stretch out and enjoy almost an
acre of land. Private pool, separate guest quarters,
4 A/C system, new wiring and plumbing. $699,000.
Janet Orr, 748-6300. 77522
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SALES AND RENTALS
Ann (Harmon) Caron
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WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS Updated
2BR/2BA turnkey furnished condo in very
private tropical setting. Fully enclosed and air
conditioned lanai with view of heated pool and
peek of the bay. Priced to sell at $260,000. Call
Dick Maher or Dave Jones at 778-4800.
EXPANSIVE BAYFRONT VIEWS of the
out islands and Skyway Bridge from this
stunning 3BR/2BA home. Boat dock with
davits and huge lot. $879,000. Call Jane
Grossman at 778-4800 or 778-4451.
COMPLETELY REMODELED canal home
in prestigious Key Royale. 3BR/2BA
luxury, pool with full cool deck. New appli-
ances and A/C. Large eat-in kitchen.
Priced at $529,000. Call Quentin Talbert at
778-4800 or 704-9680.
KEY ROYALE Beautifully maintained 3BR/
2BA canal home with boat dock, new
ceramic tile and carpet steps to golf
course. This one won't last long at
$469,900. Call Lynn Hostetler at 778-4800.
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