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Karsen Lonzo, Ally Walstad and Georgia Gibbons, fifth-graders at Anna Maria Elementary School. get a
closer look at Coquina Beach's sand through a viewfinder. 77he students learned about the ecosystems at the
beach and Leffis Key. For more information, see page 20. Islander Photo: Diana Bogan
Fluke mitigation proposal
draws Sierra Club opposition
By Diana Bogan
It is ironic that the quote on the bottom of the
Florida Department of Environmental Protection cover
letter of Bob Fluke's DEP-issued permit reads "More
protection, less process."
Members of the Sierra Club argue that Fluke's
DEP permit does not protect valuable wetlands at his
property at 2902 Avenue A in Holmes Beach. The lot
is near the Grassy Point preserve adjacent to Anna
Maria Sound, and within the Sarasota Bay Outstanding
Fluke has a DEP permit to build a single-family
residence involving 3,100 square feet of wetland im-
pacts for a fill pad and approximately 200 square feet
for a stilt-supported structure. However, the permit is
contingent on mitigation.
Thus, Fluke is offering the City of Holmes Beach
$3,125 in mitigation money to be used for environmen-
tal restoration or enhancement of Grassy Point.
Joan Perry, resident of Holmes Beach speaking as
a member of the Sierra Club, said she would rather the
city not accept the money. She said the city has an ob-
ligation to protect its wetlands.
According to a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers re-
port, the existing condition of the affected property
consists of two residential lots totaling 10,000 square
feet, which are 100 percent wetlands.
The wetlands are a salt-flat area, with some areas
dominated by black mangroves, and herbaceous areas
with species such as saltwort and glasswort. The wet-
lands are contiguous with Anna Maria Sound.
Mary Sheppard of the Sierra Club told the city
commission that these wetlands provide habitat for
wildlife, water treatment and protection from storm
City commissioners argue that since Fluke has a
DEP permit there is little the city can do to prevent the
building proposal from moving forward, but Perry
The DEP permit states that it does not eliminate the
necessity to obtain any required federal, state, local or
special district authorization, she argued, including a
determination of the proposed activities' compliance
with applicable comprehensive plans.
In addition the permit does not authorize the en-
trenchment of water, sewer, cable or utility lines within
wetlands or waterbodies.
Assistant Superintendent of Public Works Bill
Saunders noted that it would require some research to
determine if the city has a basis to deny Fluke's project.
However, the property currently is without an ac-
cess to 29th Street. and that access would have to be de-
According to Holmes Beach City Attorney Pat
Petruff, if Holmes Beach does not accept the offer,
Fluke can look for other alternatives for mitigation and
would not necessarily be prevented froIm moving for-
ward with plans for his property.
Volume 10, no. 43, Sept. 4, 2002 FREE
By Rick Catlin
In what some residents say is just another crisis in
a city that seems to operate continually in a crisis, Anna
Maria Mayor SueLynn has removed George McKay as
the city's building official after learning the state de-
nied McKay a provisional building inspector's license
nearly a year ago.
The city has been scrambling the past week to find
someone to cover its building inspections, plans review
and building official duties. McKay retains his post as
the city's director of public works, the mayor said.
The action against McKay came at a special city
commission meeting Aug. 27 called by the mayor
when she learned earlier in the week that McKay's
application for a provisional license as a building of-
ficial submitted in June 2001 was turned down by the
Florida Department of Business and Professional
Regulation nearly 12 months ago.
The denial letter was allegedly sent to McKay's
post office box in Anna Maria last September. McKay
claimed he never got the letter. "Had I got such a let-
ter, I would have immediately informed the city and
appealed the decision," he said.
During discussions about the issue with DBPR
officials, the mayor said she was told McKay could no
longer act as a building official, forcing her to remove
him from that post.
But the city is now in a bind without a building
official, she said, and it has a "responsibility" to meet
its charter obligations.
Commissioners discussed the possibility of hiring
West Coast Inspection Services for building official
PLEASE SEE MCKAY, PAGE 4
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Hurricane Season: June 1-Nov. 30,2002
Edouard may come calling
later this week
Islanders may be in for a wet few days if
predictions from some meteorologists come
true: Tropical Storm Edouard may lurch across
Floi idj and drench the area. Or not.
Most computer models used by the National
Hurricane Center estimate lie stI i1 ini the Atlan-
tic should ooze its way ashore near Jacksonville
Thursday and continue on a 'i-u.ln.l- ctci Iv. track.
However, the computer models were di-
vided as to the strength of the storm as it moves
across the state. Some predictions called for the
storm to strengthen; others estimated upper-
level wind shear would weaken the system.
As of presstime Tuesday, the storm had
winds of about 40 mph and was 150 miles west
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PAGE 2 0 SEPT. 4, 2002 0 THE ISLANDER
Election day Tuesday: be sure to vote
Voters will go to the polls Tuesday to elect a slate
of judges and school board members and, in partisan
races, candidates for a host of federal, state and local
On the nonpartisan ballot upon which all
electors may vote the choice for 12th Judicial
Circuit Court Group 5 is between Adam Tebrugge,
Laurie Zimmerman, Susan Chapman and Charlie
In the 12th Judicial Circuit Court Group 19 elec-
tion, voters may cast ballots for either Preston
DeVilbiss Jr., Diana Moreland, Cynthia Evers or Ed
The School Board District I election is between
David M. Bailey and Barbara A. Harvey, and School
Board District 3 will be decided between Jacob Ruscoe
and Larry Simmons.
On the Democratic ballot, Islanders have a guber-
natorial choice of Daryl L. Jones, Bill McBride and
There is also a four-way race for the U.S. Con-
gress, District 13 seat, between Candice Brown-
McElyea, Patrick Feheley, Charles S. McKenzie Jr.,
and Jan Schneider.
For state attorney general, there is another four-
way race between Walt Dartland, Buddy Dyer, Scott
Maddox and George Sheldon.
Commissioner of agriculture is being sought by
Mary L. Barley, Dr. Andy Michaud and David Nelson.
Island Republicans also have a hefty slate of can-
Fill 'er up ma'am
West Manatee Fire & Rescue District firefighter Mark Paloski accepts a donation from a motorist passing by
the Labor Day weekend "boot drive" collection point at Manatee Avenue and East Bay Drive in Holmes
Beach Saturday. WMFR Firefighters and volunteers collected $4,200 Saturday to benefit the Muscular
Dystrophy Association. Sunday's collection total was not available at presstime. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy
Locally, incumbent at-large Manatee County Com-
missioner (District 6) Pat Glass is opposed by political
newcomer Murray "Ginki" Miller.
Katherine Harris and John C. Hill are seeking a
seat in the U.S. Congress, District 13.
Three people are vying for the Republican nomi-
nation for attorney general: Locke Burt, Charlie Crist
and Tom Warner.
The Florida Senate District 21 seat is being sought
by Mike Bennett and Mark Flanagan, while the Florida
House of Representatives District 68 position is sought
by Bill Galvano, Benjamin Milks, Dave Miner and
There will be no second primary this year after a
change in legislation in Tallahassee last spring.
Polls open at 7 a.m. Sept. 10, and close at 7 p.m.
Electors in Anna Maria City may cast their ballots
at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive.
There are two polling places in Holmes Beach:
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, and
St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive.
In Bradenton Beach, voters may cast their ballots
at city hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.
Consult your voter's identification card before you
leave for the polls to verify your voting location.
Hagens donate funds
for skate park
The Rex Hagen Family Foundation Inc. has do-
nated $10,000 to the City of Holmes Beach to be used
for the proposed micro-skate park.
The funds have been designated for fencing, equip-
ment to print photo identification cards, landscaping,
signage and any additional expenses.
In the past, the Hagen Foundation has funded irri-
gation and bleachers for Birdie Tebbetts Field, a base-
ball and soccer field, also located in Holmes Beach,
with an annual $10,000 contribution.
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Public hearing for almost $6 million
By Diana Bogan
The City of Holmes Beach will hold the first of two
public hearings on its 2002-03 budget at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 10.
The proposed budget amount is $5,961,794, which
is an increase from last year's $5,003,868 budget. The
total proposed operating revenue is $3,244,600 and the
carryover/reserves are $2,717,194.
This year's budget includes a request from Mayor
Carol Whitmore for a $70,000 salary in the contin-
gency fund for a possible administrative assistant for
Another special request came from Holmes Beach
Police Chief Jay Romine for $20,000 to purchase a
speed trailer/message board.
Other highlights of the next fiscal year's budget
$61,000 to renovate public works section adja-
cent to city hall.
$12,000 for a micro-skate park.
$9,000 for bus shelters.
$175,000 is still budgeted for the Haverkos basin
drainage project, which is still in the permitting pro-
$300,000 for capital improvement drainage
$130,000 for the gazebo, which includes $97,500
in grant funding.
In the original budget proposal, $22,000 was bud-
geted for the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
However, commissioners asked City Treasurer Rick
Ashley to budget $26,500 to accommodate the Center's
Other outside agency requests came from the Anna
Maria Island Chamber of Commerce for $3,000 worth
of new display cases.
Finally, up in the air is $1,000 budgeted for the
chamber-sponsored fireworks display.
The maximum millage rate will remain at 2.25 mills.
A mill is $1 for every $1,000 of assessed value of
property less any exemptions. This rate can be lowered
through the adoption of the budget at the second hear-
ing in September, but it cannot be raised by elected of-
Holmes Beach homeowners with a home valued at
$225,000, and claiming a $25,000 homestead exemp-
tion, will pay $450 in city taxes next year.
Residents will be allowed to comment on the pro-
posed budget during both public hearings, the second
of which is scheduled for Sept. 24.
"Intermittent lane closures" are expected
on the Anna Maria Bridge between 8:30 p.m.
and 5 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, according to
the Florida Department of Transportation.
A gear in the main lift mechanism of the
draw needs to be replaced, according to DOT
spokesperson Marsha Burke, prompting the
The bridge will not open to boat traffic
during the repairs, she added.
Motorists are advised to use the Cortez
Bridge to avoid the expected traffic delays.
THE ISLANDER E SEPT. 4, 2002 0 PAGE 3
Anna Maria City
Sept. 4, 7 p.m., first public hearing on city budget.
Sept. 5, 7 p.m., charter review committee meeting.
Sept. 9, 6 p.m., communication tower workshop.
Sept. 10, 7 p.m., visioning exercise. Roser Memorial
Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
Sept. 12, 7 p.m., city commission work shop.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
Sept. 5, 7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda:
public comment, first reading of city hall Tingley
Memorial Library parking lot ordinance, recommen-
dation from scenic highway committee regarding
modular newsracks, request for proposals from plan-
ning and zoning board regarding professional plan-
ner for visioning, consent agenda and commission
Sept. 11, 7 p.m., first public hearing on city budget.
Sept. 12, 6:30 p.m., board of adjustment meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
Sept. 4, 7 p.m., parks and beautification committee
Sept. 5, 3 p.m., planning commission meeting.
Sept. 10, 6:30 p.m., first public hearing on city bud-
Sept. 10, 7 p.m., city commission meeting, with
work session to immediately follow.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
Sept. 10, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., ELECTION DAY.
Sept. 11, 10 a.m., Island Emergency Management
Committee meeting CANCELED.
DON'T FORGET TO VOTE TUESDAY!
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Please turn out beachfront lights.*
Lights disorient mother turtles
and turtle hatchlings as they
journey to the Gulf.
Report turtles, turtle tracks,
possible nests and
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778-5638 or 232-1405 (cell)
*By city ordinance, Anna Maria,
Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach.
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will be noticeable that lights near the beach must be turned out or shielded from May to
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to helping an endangered species and just maybe the hatchlings you save will return to
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McKay under fire in Anna Maria
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duties and inspections, and/or implementing its
interlocal agreement with Holmes Beach and
Bradenton Beach to handle inspections.
The mayor said West Coast could start in two
weeks, but City Attorney Jim Dye said it appears a state
statute requires the city has to have a permanent em-
ployee as a building official.
He was going to clarify the matter with the DBPR,
but he said his experience with state agencies is that if
you call three times, you get three different answers.
"So you call and take the two of the best three," he said.
The mayor said it was "cleaner and easier" to have
West Coast pick up the inspections and reviews, but
only on an interim basis until a building official can be
At the continuation of the meeting to Aug. 29, Dye
confirmed that in both his opinion and that of the
DBPR attorney, the city's building official must be a
full-time employee while inspections and plan reviews
can be done by a private contractor such as West Coast.
The interlocal agreement with Bradenton Beach
will allow that city's building official, Bob Welch, to
handle such duties for Anna Maria but "only on a lim-
ited basis," said SueLynn, as Bradenton Beach is al-
ready overworked in its building department. Welch
was formerly the Anna Maria building official until
taking the Bradenton Beach position.
Commissioners agreed with the mayor that the best
option available is to use Welch on an interim basis,
also use Holmes Beach for building inspections, hire
West Coast, and begin an immediate search for a full-
time, licensed building official.
Dye was directed to work out the liability language
in a contract with West Coast. That will take about two
weeks and SueLynn said she'd like to have a contract
ready between Sept. 4-12 to bring back to commission-
ers for final approval.
In the meantime, Holmes Beach building inspec-
tors are already handling Anna Maria inspections, the
mayor said, although there may be a delay of one or
two days until the inspections are completed.
Commissioner John Michaels wondered how
Anna Maria Public Works Director George McKay
no longer carries the additional role of building
officialfor the city.
McKay could have "dropped the ball last year," but
SueLynn said now is the time for "resolution" not "ret-
But former Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh, who hired
McKay for both jobs last year, blasted both the city and
the state over handling of the issue.
"I think the state is 150 percent to blame," said
Deffenbaugh. "Any notice of this sort should have been
by registered letter, and there was no notice to the city
At the same time, he added, "I think the city is
wrong. They are saying maybe he received the letter
and he's lying. I'm convinced it's politically motivated
on the city's part. It's messing up this man's life."
"I don't have any idea what he's talking about,"
said SueLynn. "I wish he would be more specific.
Vague accusations are difficult to respond to."
For some reason, Deffenbaugh added, the city
doesn't seem to like the fact that McKay is conscien-
tious and wants to help everyone.
Not so, said SueLynn. She only took action after
being told by state officials that McKay could no longer
act as building official. That ruling was confirmed by
a conversation between Dye and the attorney for the
And an appeal by McKay is still an option, pend-
ing the results of a DBPR investigation.
Michaels noted that when McKay was hired, the
city commission believed he would have a provisional
license, and he was paid an extra $6,000 annually to
perform as the building official.
To budget for a full-time building official,
Michaels suggested dropping McKay's proposed sal-
ary in the 2002-03 budget by $6,000 and transferring
that money to the $33,000 set aside in the upcoming
budget for a part-time official. He estimated a licensed
official would cost about $55,000 a year and the differ-
ence could be transferred from the reserve account.
Commissioners agreed and McKay's base salary
was lowered accordingly, although he will still receive
a 10 percent pay raise in the new fiscal year's budget.
City Commissioner Chuck Webb said the city
shouldn't expect to hire a licensed building official
immediately. It took Holmes Beach more than three
months to find one, and Manatee County is still look-
ing to fill several building official positions.
Michaels said the city might have to hire a build-
ing official with a provisional license, then have that
person qualify for a full license.
Speaking of provisional licenses, Commissioner
Linda Cramer said she'd like to know the full story
behind the state's denial of McKay's provisional li-
cense, particularly since he has nearly 20 years expe-
rience in the state as a licensed contractor. The mayor
said she was pursuing that and would report back to the
But special Anna Maria City Commission meet-
ings always seem to produce a public outcry about the
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THE ISLANDER SEPT. 4; 20021 PAGE 5
Holmes Beach hires Shaffer
crisis "du jour," and this was no exception.
Resident Rick DeFrank, a longtime vocal critic of
numerous commission activities, wondered "Why does
this city always seem to be in a crisis? We are always
looking for help. Why are we here?"
He also questioned why Michaels was making
comments to the media about the issue before any
meeting and claimed such comments actually "violated
the code of civility." He, however, was trying to main-
tain civility, he claimed.
Michaels suggested that since DeFrank is so criti-
cal of government, perhaps he should run for office.
DeFrank took the comment to mean Michaels was
implying that he was "less of a citizen" for being a
critic, not a commissioner.
DeFrank also questioned why the mayor and com-
missioners weren't up to speed on McKay's status at
all times and why did it take a year for the issue to ap-
SueLynn said she and the commission believed
from the reports received the past year that McKay was
licensed, but admitted those reports were coming from
McKay applied for his three-year provisional li-
cense as a building official last June when he was hired
by the city as Public Works Director and Building Of-
ficial. He told the commission Aug. 27 that an official
with the DBPR said'that if he didn't hear anything in
three months "everything was clear."
But Mayor SueLynn had become increasingly
worried the past few months that McKay had never
received a provisional license. In mid-August, she di-
rected McKay to make inquiries about his status.
McKay said as soon as he learned the state had denied
his application, he informed the mayor.
Copies of the denial letter dated Sept. 6, 2001, were
faxed to city hall on Aug. 23 by Florida's Building
Code Administrators and Inspectors Board, a part of
the Florida Department of Business and Professional
Regulation dealing with licensing of building officials
Bob Shaffer makes a daily commute from Dunedin
for his job as Holmes Beach's new building inspec-
tor. Islander Photo: Diana Bogan
The denial letter said McKay did not have the re-
quired 10 years combined experience as an architect,
engineer, plans examiner, registered or certified con-
tractor, or construction superintendent. McKay said he
has nearly 20 years experience in the construction in-
dustry in Florida and has held a Florida Class-A
contractor's license since 1984.
Based upon information from McKay and the
mayor, the DBPR is now making its own complaint
against the city and an investigation is under way.
However, noted SueLynn, even a DBPR official
said it's very unusual for a city to "turn itself in" and
"be open and honest" about a problem.
Dye said there appear to be no legal ramifications
back to the city for liability on inspections, but there
could be a problem on the regulatory side if McKay
signed documents as a certified building official.
By Diana Bogan
Holmes Beach has a new man on the job. Bob
Shaffer has joined the city's public works department
as a building inspector.
Shaffer is originally from the Pocono Mountain
area in Pennsylvania and comes from a construction
family. He spent 40 years in Pennsylvania before mov-
ing to Las Vegas, where he worked as a city building
inspector for nine years.
He currently lives in Dunedin with his wife, who
wanted to live near the water and family members in
the Clearwater area. Shaffer said he doesn't mind the
commute and if he times it right, the traffic is just a
wave of lights behind him.
On the job in Holmes Beach for a month now,
Shaffer said he is still learning his way around the Is-
land. "Every once in a while, I have to pull out my
Shaffer is solely responsible for building inspec-
tions in the city, which includes everything from foot-
ings, framing, completed interiors and even seawalls
and swimming pools.
Shaffer has submitted his application to become
certified by the state, but doesn't anticipate any prob-
lems given his background as a contractor and carpen-
"I've worked on everything from highways to
buildings, even a ski lift in the Poconos," he said.
Although hired by Holmes Beach, an interlocal
agreement between the three cities allows Shaffer to
assist with inspections in both Anna Maria and
Bradenton Beach on an as-needed basis. So far, Shaffer
said he has done some work in Anna Maria.
Overall, he said he finds the Island fascinating and
different from the other locations he has worked.
He likes the atmosphere on the Island and feels part
of a thorough operation in Holmes Beach. "I hope to
add to it," he said.
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Have a sweet day
Woe is me, as the saying goes. There's trouble in
That's not news, but the trouble is regarding a new
topic this week. It's about George McKay, and that's
too bad, because he's one of the nicest people you'll
ever meet and for too long he's gone without recogni-
tion for his good deeds.
Horseshoes anyone? If for nothing else, players in
Anna Maria have George to thank for the excellent
Have you ever walked away from or ended a phone
conversation with George when he didn't wish you a
"sweet day" or other such sentiment?
True, he's a city employee, but his years of service
to the city as a commissioner, board member, a resident
and as a dedicated community member are many.
The situation with his lost/missing/denied creden-
tials as the city's building inspector is deplorable to say
the least. His qualifications for the city job(s) when he
was employed were in the building field, and McKay
agreed to head up the public works department when
that department head abruptly resigned. Yes, he was
compensated, but at the time it was understood that
wasn't his primary area of expertise.
Still, as an exemplary civil servant, he accepted the
job and an additional stipend.
He appears to be a victim of circumstance beyond
his control and we urge officials in Anna Maria to ex-
pedite handling of this matter for all concerned.
Yes, it's quiet in September on Anna Maria Island.
Always hot, sometimes stormy, school's in and Labor
Day's past. The only quieter time of year occurs when
you're one of the last 10 or so Islanders to leave dur-
ing a storm evacuation.
With that said, we urge you to stop by our office
for a copy of our storm preparation guide and to pre-
pare and plan now. Tourism season may slow in Sep-
tember, but hurricane season is reaching its peak.
The slowdown of tourists during the month gives
Islanders time to take a breather before the season be-
gins in earnest.
Before you know it, season will begin in earnest.
In October, we'll begin welcoming back "our winter
And the summer heat wave will wane.
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Trolley noise intolerable
I am all in favor of cheap and reliable public trans-
port. The new Island system seems to meet these cri-
teria, but ....
Trolleys are electrically powered and relatively
quiet. The only attributes this Island system shares with
a trolley are design, coachwork and the occasional
"Clang! Clang!" So I call it a bus, a very noisy bus.
Just after the system's inception, local papers re-
ported that city hall acknowledged there was a prob-
lem with excessive engine noise and that steps were
being taken to correct it. I still listen for the result of
I am awoken just after 6 a.m. every morning by the
roar of the bus engine, despite our windows being
closed, and the roar continues through the day until 10
p.m. When we do open the windows the noise is intol-
erable, we literally cannot hear ourselves speak.
The buses pass so frequently, carrying few passen-
gers or often empty. This is not a big city that needs to
transport busloads of people to their workplace in the
early hours, then home at night. Surely this is a waste
of gas, adding to air and noise pollution.
Public transport should ease traffic congestion.
Large buses need a lay-by, a place to pull off the high-
way to let people board and alight, so allowing traffic
behind to pass. The tailbacks are happening now, how
will it be in the season?
Perhaps if the number of stops and buses were re-
duced, lay-bys could be made at appropriate points.
I mean the foregoing comments to be constructive
criticism but I must repeat, the noise level is ihtoler-
B. Richardson, Anna Maria
Once again, in her "I will not run" mode, Carol
Whitmore confuses the upcoming elections. She said
last week, "I will not run if Pat Geyer runs for mayor."
SIt would seem that Ms. Whitmore wants to dictate
to the people of Holmes Beach their choices for mayor.
It seems she thinks Ms. Perry is a nice "girl" but, ac-
cording to Ms. Whitmore, not up to the job. That's her
opinion for what it is worth.
The mark of a good politician is one who keeps his/
her word and one who does not try to dictate o the
John Gilroy, Holmes Beach.
We want to sincerely thank all the wonderful pa-
trons and friends of the former Pete Reynard's Restau-
rant who wished Tony and I well and helped say
goodbye to Pete's at its demolition last month.
The memories are grand and we appreciate every-
one who shared the event and their personal remem-
brances with us.
We also thank the new developer for the sendoff
party and wish them well.
Pete's was the past, Tidemark is the future.
Tony and Eleanor (Reynard) Tatakis, Holmes
Thanks for bowling
On behalf of the Anna Maria Island Community
Center's Board of Directors, the Center staff and all
those we serve, I would like to offer The Islander a very
sincere "thank you" for sponsoring the most success-
ful ever O'Connor Bowling Challenge.
The lanes seemed to be more challenging for some
As you know, the 12th Annual O'Connor Bowling
Challenge raised $8,000! These funds will help us to
better meet the needs of our youth sports programs and
provide much needed educational equipment at the
Please know, in your heart, that you and all the
other contributors and volunteers are helping us to
make a difference for future generations.
Pierrette L. Kelly, executive director, AMICC
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Holmes gives city 77th Street beach access
A a quit claim deed giving the City of Holmes
Beach ownership of a 10-foot strip along the northwest
side of the 77th Street property is a gift to the city from
Hugh Holmes Sr. and family.
According to Assistant Superintendent of Public
Works Bill Saunders, the strip runs from the west end
of 77th Street to the beach and will provide public ac-
cess to the beach.
However, Saunders said that the structure known
as the "Cabana Club" and its adjoining parking lot are
still on private property belonging to Holmes.
Previously the Holmes family offered to provide
the City of Holmes Beach a 20-foot access to the beach,
but that offer was retracted in January.
Holmes' original intention was to incorporate a
vacated parcel from the city into his existing property
between 75th and 77th Streets where the "Cabana
Club" is located.
Legal circumstances uncovered by City Attorney
Jim Dye, however, called for the 20-foot parcel to be
split between the city and adjacent property owner
David Moynihan, with each receiving a 10-foot strip of
This led to the Holmeses' new offer to the city,
leaving the Moynihan property as it is and the Cabana
Club on the Holmes property.
The family did not pursue the land swap and
deeded the 10-foot strip to the city as a gift. Saunders
said the city may have to pay closing costs but nothing
was given to the family as an exchange.
Thunder, lightning spark
fire, alarm calls
If you were anywhere outdoors early Saturday
evening, you must have been drenched. Islanders took
cover and hunkered down in homes and businesses
while a whopper of a thunderstorm moved across the
county toward the Gulf.
West Manatee Fire and Rescue District Capt. Ernie
Cave reported answering 17 calls in roughly two hours,
including a structure fire at Bay West apartments in
Bradenton and a "ton of alarms" set off due to lightning.
Parents Support Group meets
The Anna Maria Community Center Parents Sup-
port Group will begin meeting again this season at 6
p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month,
starting Sept. 4.
Shirley Romberger, the Center's family and mar-
riage therapist, will lead the meetings. Cost of $2 per
person includes pizza and babysitting. The meetings
will be at the Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Details may be obtained at 778-1908.
Coupon book sales under way
The Longboat Chamber of Commerce has begun
sales of the Entertainment Book featuring coupons good
for discounts at restaurants, hotels, attractions and stores.
Gail Lofgren, chamber president, said the books
are available for $30 each at the chamber's office, 6854
Gulf of Mexico Drive. Details may be obtained by call-
ing the chamber at 387-9519.
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PAGE 8 0 SEPT. 4, 2002 0 THE ISLANDER
Senator shares views of Sept. 11, looks to future
"All our lives have changed since Sept. 11," said
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson at a town hall meeting in Holmes
Beach. "There was black smoke rising over the
Potomac; my wife saw the whole thing."
Nelson's wife was in the new apartment they had
moved into near the Pentagon building five days ear-
lier, when a passenger plane crashed into the Pentagon.
Nelson said the pilot's accuracy was excellent as
he hit the building right at ground level. What Nelson
said the pilot apparently didn't know was that he hit the
one section of the building that had been reinforced and
thus the least amount of damage resulted. Still, 170
people lost their lives.
When asked about the whereabouts of Osama Bin
Laden, Nelson speculated that he's somewhere in the
Pakistani Mountains, where we haven't been able to
Nelson quickly focused the town hall meeting on
another perceived enemy of the United States, Sadaam
Hussein has different goals than Bin Laden, he
said. Al Queda has religious reasons for trying to hurt
Americans. "They have a warped sense of the Koran,"
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson visited the Island. Islander
Photo: Diana Bogan
said Nelson. "But Hussein is the hand around the neck
of the flow of oil. He wasn't able to dominate the Per-
sian Gulf region."
As far as the likelihood of the United States invad-
ing Iraq, Nelson said the United States must determine
if it's in its best interest to attack.
Nelson stated there were only two reasons that would
make it acceptable to attack: if Hussein is harboring Al
Queda or if the United States faces an imminent threat.
Neither has been proven to be the case.
Nelson advised that there is much to consider be-
fore entering into a war that would cost American lives.
Some considerations include the effect on the flow of
oil, maintaining our allies, the post-Sadaam govern-
ment and its effect on bordering countries.
Nelson said he would need to see credible informa-
tion before he'd support any plans against Iraq.
The real key, Nelson believes, is for Americans to
wean themselves from foreign oil and look toward con-
servation, technology and alternative products.
"That's the way to break away from oil," said
Nelson. "We can plan ahead if we let our technology
work for us."
Valet parking, scooter rentals recommended in Bradenton Beach
Bradenton Beach planners have recommended ap-
proval of an off-site parking lot on Bridge Street for a new
resort and a scooter-bicycle rental operation in the city.
Bridgewalk, the new resort at Bridge Street and
Gulf Drive, requested approval for valet parking just
south of the complex between Magnolia Apartments
and Beach Bazaar. Angela Rodocker, representing
Bridgewalk, proposed the special exception request,
which would include landscaping the vacant lot.
There would be no overnight parking in the lot,
planners agreed, and the hours would be limited to 8
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Planners unanimously approved the parking lot,
adding stipulation that the lot would be locked during
In another matter, planners also unanimously rec-
ommended approval of a motorscooter and bicycle
rental operation at Silver Surf Resort, 1301 Gulf Drive.
Victoria Sweeney requested the special exception for
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moved from a previous location next door to the Silver
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cial exception could not be transferred to the new location.
Planners recommended the special exception with a
stipulation that no servicing or fueling of the gas-powered
scooters would take place on the property.
Both recommendations will be addressed and fi-
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THE ISLANDER M SEPT. 4, 2002 i PAGE 9
Sea turtles' prospects turn rosy on Island
By Jim Hanson
With 40 nests still to hatch, the sea turtle situation
on Anna Maria Island has turned from gloomy to fairly
bright, with lighting problems lessened and hatchlings
surviving at an encouraging rate.
The light problems, critical only weeks ago, are
well in hand in Bradenton Beach, said Suzi Fox, who
as the state marine turtle preservation permit holder,
heads Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch.
Turtles are born at night and by instinct head for
lights, which until recent years meant the sparkle of
moon and stars on the water. Man's lights distract
mother turtles bent on nesting, and lure baby turtles
to their death under car wheels or in tangling brush.
Lights visible from turtle level at the shoreline keep
Fox and her Turtle Watch volunteers at varying levels
of indignation much of the May-October nesting sea-
son. Most residents and business people comply with
lighting regulations, Fox said, but a few have to be
Ginkiwas born in Manatee County
and has lived all her life in Myakka
City. She has been the Executive
Director of the MLyakka City
Community Center for 10 years
bringing much needed services to
the residents of Myakka. She
believes that we must Embrace the
Growth, but Retain Our Identify,
Shewill bring her experience in
children and senior services and be
pro-active on the Commission for
these citizens. Ginki will give
Manatee County the well-rounded
voice that is needed for the At-
Large District 6 Commission Seat
which represents ALL districts.
She believes that Government
should remain as small as possible,
taking care of only those things
that are needed and would not be
available through the private
sector. Shewill be as strong
advocate for Small Businesses
Alter 22 years
It Is time for a
In District 6
Turtle Watch's success in the lighting battle is be-
ing revealed nest by nest as the hatch goes on, she said.
More than 60 nests have hatched so far, and very few
unhatched are left behind.
Nearly all of the hatchlings have made the frantic
scramble into the Gulf, according to Turtle Watch
monitors. Part of that success, Fox believes, is because
nearly one-third of the Island's nests were caged this
These barriers around nests in areas near upland
lights keep the baby turtles safe so volunteers can move
them to the sea, instead of letting them go inshore to
So cooperative have most citizens been that Fox is
considering presenting each one with a certificate of
appreciation from Turtle Watch.
"We get so wound up with the violators that we
forget the good people who have been in compliance"
with lighting regulations, she said.
" A Fresh Face"
District 6 (at large)
Pd, PoL M By Mnr ry (Oinki) iler Campai4n, :proved ly Mini Miller (R)
"I could name 100 who have been in compliance
all along, or got into compliance quickly when we ad-
vised them their lights were endangering turtles. I want
to give them all a pat on the back."
The Circle K store light problem is a case in point,
she said. For several years there were problems with
lights there, then finally company headquarters learned
of the problem and a solution was forthcoming.
Fox recalled that officials of Phillips Corp., the
petroleum giant that owns Circle K, called asking
"What can we do to make this better?"
Next the Circle K corporate public relations di-
rector was on the phone, ultimately deciding to come
to a meeting in November of all Gulf Coast sea turtle
permit holders to learn what the stores can do for
Two weeks ago amber shields were added to the
flourescent fixtures within the Circle K signs at the two
Bradenton Beach store locations, and "it looks fantas-
tic," said Fox.
Ailam Tebrugge is a graduate
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who appears in Court.
Chamber of commerce autumn program filling up
Led by two art festivals and the big office The chamber has taken over the Anna Maria ment, set this year for Oct. 26 at the Woodlands
move, the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com- Pine Avenue street festival and changed its date Golf Club, a major fundraiser for the chamber.
merce autumn dance card is fairly full and again, this time to Oct. 19. Titled Bayfest, its earlier Oct. 29 will see a health drive by the orga-
growing. plans conflicted with other organizations in the area nization, flu and pneumonia shots from 2:30 to
Chamber Executive Director Mary Ann the nearby Roser Community Memorial Church 6 p.m. at the chamber office wherever it is by
Brockman said she's still not certain when the had weddings on two prospective dates, Oct. 5 and then. Brockman said that to avoid a long wait
chamber will move down the street to its new 12, and Anna Maria Elementary School has its fes- similar to last year's, chamber members and
location, but "it will be sometime after Oct. 1, tival Oct. 26. The 19th seems the best compromise, other businessmen with limited time will be
we hope soon after." Brockman said. squeezed into the front of the line when they ar-
The move will take the chamber from 5337 Also on the chamber's sponsorship list this year is rive. Manatee County Health Department med-
to 5317 Gulf Drive, to the highly visible former Winterfest, the annual festival of the Anna Maria Island ics will administer the inoculations.
Eckerd building. Art League Dec. 7 and 8. The chamber will handle beer And Dec. 9 will see the annual change of
"The interior walls aren't done yet," and wine sales at a Hawaiian luau-type area. The command for the chamber, the combined offic-
Brockman said, "and when they're in we still league's board of directors approved that program at its ers' installation and Christmas party tentatively
have to do our stuff," subdivide the space and last meeting. scheduled aboard the Seafood Shack boat.
finish it and furnish it. Then there is the chamber's annual golf tourna- Brockman said "it's all flexible at this point."
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7 to 9 p.m. at the Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
ter, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
The $5 price includes pizza and soda as well as the
dance. Further information may be obtained at 778-
Magic of Manatee chorus
seeking more voices
The Magic of Manatee chorus wants more voices
from Anna Maria Island to join the eight Island women
already "singing with the Sweet Adelines."
The group has 49 members altogether, and there is
room for many more especially with lower voices, a
spokesperson said. Reading music is not necessary. Re-
hearsals are at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Bradenton
Christian School, 3304 43rd St. W., Bradenton.
Islanders in the chorus are Sandy Kuntz, Ellen
Linsley, Marge Malin, Judy McClarren, Diana
Milesko, Jeanette Rothberg, Marilyn Shirley and Doris
Details may be obtained by calling 778-5499 or
Island library kicks off
its autumn schedule
The Island Branch Library opens the 2002 fall
schedule with growing activities in September, includ-
ing an art exhibit by Shirley Foor and Charles Sierra.
The art display will be in the lobby of the library
at 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. It will show
photography by Foor and acrylics on canvas by Sierra.
The month's features:
Monday, Sept. 9-30, from 8:30-10 a.m., Internet
for beginners, with advance registration required at
Tuesday, Sept 10-24, from 1-4 p.m., veterans
service officer will interview clients by appointment at
Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 10:30 a.m., Friends Book
Wednesday, Sept. 11-25, at 7 p.m., Family
Thursday and Friday, Sept. 19-20, from noon to
4 p.m., AARP 55 Alive refresher driving course with
advance registration required at 776-1158.
Saturday, Sept. 14, at 10:30 a.m., origami class.
The library opens daily except Sunday at 10 a.m.,
closing at 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, 6 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday, 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Details may be obtained by calling 778-6341.
Sarasota Pops Orchestra
gets new conductor
Dale Jensen, principal flute in the Sarasota Pops
Orchestra for 19 years, has been appointed conductor
as the orchestra goes into its 27th season. Also joining
the orchestra this year as assistant conductor is Iras L.
The pops opens its 2002-03 season Nov. 3 at St.
Thomas More Catholic Church in Sarasota, and will
give two concerts at Neel Auditorium on the Manatee
Community College campus Dec. 8 for a Norway
production and March 23 for a Russian program.
Details are available at 795-7677.
Calling artists to 'Oktoberfest'
Booth space is being reserved now for the 2002
"Oktoberfest" arts and crafts event hosted by the
Hernando DeSoto Historical Society.
It will be Oct. 5 and 6 at Barcarrota Boulevard and
Old Main Street, Bradenton. Setup will begin at 7 a.m.
opening day on 13th Street West and Barcarrota. The
12x12-foot booths are $60.
Registration closes Sept. 20. For additional infor-
mation call 747-9585.
Reading workshop Monday
The Gulf Coast Writers group will meet at 10:15
a.m. Monday, Sept. 9, at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Those attending are to bring original poems and
essays to read. Further information may be obtained by
Dancer teaching at Center
Teaching dancing for 4-
to 18-year-olds three days a
week starting Monday,
Sept. 9, will be Sara Tanner. --
Classes will be by age group '
Ave., Anna Maria. Tanner
Details are available at
Roser begins autumn schedule
Roser Memorial Community Church will start its
fall program on Sunday, Sept. 8. The church is at 512
Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
Adult church school will meet at 9 a.m., and all
other age groups will meet at 10 a.m.
Children's classes will begin a survey of the Bible,
using the new Potter's Workshops rotation model cur-
riculum. Each week children will attend a different
workshop that will ask them to study from a new per-
spective a book or character from the Bible.
Youth members will meet with either the Rev.
Gary Batey or the Rev. Curtis Miller for Bible study,
using the new "Seasons of the Spirit" curriculum. Dur-
ing the week, All-Island Youth will meet Wednesday
Sunday worship services will be at 10 a.m. in the
Players will open season
with 'Mother Hicks'
The Anna Maria Island Players will open the 2002-
03 theater season with "Mother Hicks". Oct. 4 through'
13 at the Players Theater, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna
The play by Susan Zeder is a comedy in a somber
setting, a village in southern Illinois during the Greatf-
Depression of the 1930s. Director will be Kelly Wood-
Times are hard for everyone in town, particularly
for three colorful people who have problems unrelated
to finances, Woodland said. They are eccentric enough
to be a little scary to townspeople, who find it handy
to blame them for all woes.
Barbara Fleming will portray Mother Hicks, with
Michael Vogt and Heather Kopp filling out the primary
cast. Others are John Durkin, Heather Gulling, Michael.
Malat, Joseph Shadrick, Diana Shoemaker and Zazhary
Anne Fasulo is stage manager, John Flannery set
designer, Chris McVicker lighting designer, Bob Grant
and Walt Schmidt sound engineers and Don Bailey
Tickets at $14 may be obtained by calling 778-
5755 or, after Sept. 23, at the box office.
Bird rescue training season
Wild bird rescue training classes are resuming
for the season at the Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary
on City Island, off the south ramp of the New Pass
First course of autumn will begin at 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 7, in the sanctuary's education cen-
ter. It is free and open to anyone 18 and older. For
registration and further information, call 388-4444.
Center wants volunteers
to work with kids
Volunteers are being wooed for the Anna Maria
Island Community Center's TLC program, the only
requirement being "a positive attitude," said Sandee
Pruett of the Center staff.
The volunteers will help children with home-
work and listen to them read or read to them in the
after-school Time for Learning Creatively program.
Hours are 3:30 to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday
at the Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Anyone interested may call Mary Metcalf, edu-
cation director, at 778-1908.
THE ISLANDER 0 SEPT. 4, 2002 0 PAGE 11
By Rick Catlin
Anna Maria's charter review committee was al-
most ready at its Aug. 27 meeting to approve its final
list of charter revision recommendations for presenta-
tion to the city commission when it hit a snag over the
name of the proposed "city administrator" position.
Too political, said committee member James
Adams. Calling it a city administrator is just one step
away from a city manager and that makes it a political
concern, he said.
It's only a title, said committee member Chris
Collins. The committee can suggest different names
such as deputy administrator, chief administrative of-
ficer or mayor's assistant, but "let's make it clear it's
only a title," he said.
Indeed, said committee chairperson Tom
Aposporos. "It's only a recommendation and there's a
lot needed before a city administrator could be hired
and authorized by the city commission."
The position would be created by the proposed
charter if the recommendation is adopted, said
Aposporos, but the post does not have to be filled. And
unlike a city manager, a city administrator works un-
der the mayor and has no authority over hiring and fir-
ing of staff.
The committee is just envisioning the day when
city government becomes so complex, the mayor of the
day might feel the need to fill the position with a pro-
The job description and qualifications for the post
would be defined in the city's administrative code, the
mayor would have to budget for the position and the
city commission would have to approve any funds for
the post and approve someone for the job before it's a
reality, said Aposporos.
"We're just trying to plan for the future," he added.
The committee noted current Mayor SueLynn is
already working 12-14 hour days and running a barrier
island city is rapidly becoming extremely complex and
time-consuming without professional help.
SueLynn, who attended the meeting, agreed. She
said she may not be in office in two years, hinting she
might choose not to run again, or could be defeated in
the 2004 election. Would the next mayor have the time
necessary to devote to the city?
But if creating a city administrator position, or
whatever you want to call it, is so controversial, said
Aposporos, "let's just drop it."
Remember, however, "it's always a budgeted item
and the city commission must approve," he added.
Committee members didn't want to drop the issue
and agreed to keep the recommendation and name, but
not make the position an official title in city govern-
The committee also received comments from City
Attorney Jim Dye on all its recommendations and those
will be incorporated into the final document by the
committee's next meeting Sept. 5.
Additionally, the draft recommendations have been
sent to Dr. Larry Walker, a government professor at the
University of West Florida in Pensacola for his review.
Those are also expected back by the committee's next
"So we are in a position to finish on Sept. 5," said
Aposporos, or at the latest the following week. The
deadline for proposed charter revisions to be officially
presented to the city commission is Sept. 30.
But the committee won't disband until the city
commission discharges it, and Aposporos said the com-
mittee would like to stay together to discuss the propos-
als with city commissioners and the public, even after
they are presented.
The committee hopes that any recommendations
approved by the city commission will be presented for
a citywide vote before incorporation into the city's
charter, said Aposporos.
SueLynn and some city commissioners have indi-
cated agreement that eventually a public vote is needed
to adopt any proposed charter revisions.
The current charter only states the commission
"may" present the recommendations for a vote, not
"shall," said Aposporos.
What's in a name stumps
charter review committee
'Art in Music' opens guild season
The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island will
open its 2002 season Monday, Sept. 9, with a
program featuring musical works of Dr. Alice A.
Moerk, Anna Maria Island composer.
The program will follow refreshments
served at the public event at 6:30 p.m. at the
Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Moerk works to be examined are:
"Tapestries," a representation of the uni-
corn tapestries at the Cloisters in New York City,
written in memorial for Pat Stenberg, founder
of the Sarasota Pops orchestra.
"Tilmann," an orchestral portrait of the
Gothic sculptor Tilmann Riemenschneider.
"Ciurlionis," an adaptation of the music and
art of the Lithuanian composer M.K. Ciurlionis.
"Vincent," reflecting the art of Vincent van
Moerk's latest work, "The Flatwoods Mon-
ster," premiered at the West Virginia Folk Life
Center in June, with parts of it featured on Na-
tional Public Radio.
Further information is available at 778-6694.
Robert V. Safford
Robert V. Safford, 89, of Lakeland and Holmes
Beach, died Aug. 19.
Born in New York, Mr. Safford was a chemical
engineer. He was chief technologist for National Petro
Chemical in Illinois and assistant manager for chemi-
cal operations of International Minerals and Chemical
Corp. He also founded Process Equipment and Engi-
neering Co., where he served as consultant. He was a
member of American Institute of Chemical Engineers,
the Lakeland Rotary Club, Lone Palm Golf Club and
a member of All Saints' Church in Lakeland. He was
also an avid fisherman.
Services will held at a later date. Memorial contri-
butions may be made to All Saints' Episcopal Church
Memorial Fund, 202 S. Massachusetts Ave., Lakeland
He is survived by wife of 32 years Theodora "Pat;"
daughter Cindy Erickson of Raleigh, N.C.; stepsons
Michael L. Edwards of Bradenton and David L.
Edwards of Lakeland; three grandchildren; eight step-
grandchildren; and three great-stepgrandchildren.
Barbara A. Ujcic
Barbara A. Ujcic, 68, of Holmes Beach, died Sept. 1.
Born in Elizabeth, N.J., Mrs. Ujcic came to Mana-
tee County from Whitehall, Pa., in 1991. She was a
homemaker. She was Catholic.
Private services will be held at a later date. Memo-
rial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Asso-
ciation, 1230 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota FL 34239, or to
Neighborly Senior Service, 2703 19th St. Court E.,
Bradenton FL 34238.
She is survived by husband of 26 years Vincent;
daughters Hilary Dravis of Middleton Park, N.J., and
Celeste Mateus of Flemington, N.J.; stepdaughters
Barbara McIntyre of Greenville, N.C., Susan of Roch-
ester, Wash., and Karen Pepper of Bordertown, N.J.;
son Paul Dravis of San Francisco; sister Marie Wilson
of New Jersey; and 10 grandchildren.
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'Tribute to Heroes' recalls 9/11
By Jim Hanson
Manatee County will pay "Tribute to Heroes"
Wednesday, Sept. 11, the first anniversary of those
heroes' death, and Anna Maria Island will join in.
First event will be between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m.
when a stratotanker plane and four fighters will fly
down the Manatee River and the north end of the Is-
land, and the last event will be an unusually solemn
parade in Bradenton.
From 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. tributes will be rendered
at fire stations throughout the county, then a noon lun-
cheon will be at the Bradenton City Center.
Through the afternoon and evening tributes will be
paid to the men and women who died in the terrorist
attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City,
the Pentagon in Washington, and the airliner whose
passengers crashed it before it could reach its Washing-
ton, D.C., target.
Special attention will be paid to firefighters, emer-
gency medical services personnel, police officers and
military people who died in the attacks.
Arranging the Tribute to Heroes is the Manatee
County Fire Chiefs Association, with the Island's Andy
Price playing a critical role. The association lists three
objectives for its remembrance:
"Remember those lost on Sept. 11, 2001, espe-
cially the firefighters, EMS, law enforcement and mili-
"Thank those emergency response personnel who
risk their lives every day.
"Establish a permanent memorial for emergency
service personnel similar to the law enforcement me-
morial at the Manatee County Courthouse."
Of special note elsewhere, 30,000 people display-
ing U.S. flags are expected to line Bayshore Boulevard
along Tampa's shoreline.
Longboat Key will pay tribute to those killed with
a program beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Joan M. Durante
Park, 5550 Gulf of Mexico Drive. A bagpiper and
honor guard will post the colors, followed by the
pledge of allegiance and national anthem, Mayor John
Redgrave placing a wreath honoring fallen officers, a
bell-ringing ceremony, and then a minute of silence and
taps will close the ceremonial.
The Manatee mainland schedule:
8:30-9:30 a.m., Tribute to Heroes Flyover. A KC-
135 and four F-15s are to fly low over people gathered
along the Manatee River, and over the north end of
Anna Maria Island, the latter at the strong urging of the
Holmes Beach Police Department.
9:45-10:30 a.m., tribute at fire stations. At 10:05
a.m., time of WTC south tower collapse, and 10:28
a.m., time of north tower collapse, fire stations will
sound their sirens for one minute and churches are to
ring their bells for one minute. At 10:29 a.m., the flag
will be raised.
Noon-l:30 p.m., Tribute to Heroes luncheon at
the Bradenton City Center, 1005 Barcarrota Blvd., tick-
ets $25. Ceremonies by an honor guard, and law en-
forcement, fire, EMS and military speakers will discuss
Sept. 11 events.
Participants in the parade will begin staging at 4:30
p.m. at Manatee Avenue and Third Street. It will in-
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firefighters, medical services, ROTC, color guard units
and school bands.
The parade will be from 6 to 7 p.m., proceeding
west on Manatee Avenue, north on 15th Street, east on
Barcarrota Boulevard, then on 10th Street back to
Closing ceremonies will be at the west side of
Bradenton City Hall, 101 Old Main St., and will in-
clude singing of the national anthem, remarks by offi-
cials, a 21-gun salute, Sweet Adelines chorus perform-
ing patriotic songs, and a cannon salute to end the day's
Island churches remembering 9/11
All Anna Maria Island churches will mourn the dead
from the Sept. 11 catastrophe in services at the churches
next Wednesday, and some plan special remembrances.
Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria, will have a special service, "A Day
of Remembrance," at 7 p.m. in the chapel.
The Rev. Gary Batey, pastor, will officiate at a ser-
vice focusing on "praise for God's care and comfort as
an ever-faithful source of hope and strength."
A musical program has been arranged by Susan
Crumpler, director of music for the church. It will in-
clude Dr. John Sharp singing "Then Shall the Righ-
teous Shine Forth" by Mendelssohn.
A special appearance by flutist Suki Janish will in-
clude "Meditation From Thais" by Jules Massenet and
"Arioso" From Cantata 156 by Bach.
Further information may be obtained by calling the
church at 778-0414.
St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor
Drive, Holmes Beach, will have a memorial mass at
Eight people will light eight candles for eight fo-
cal points of the Sept. 11 calamity: The three hijacked
airliners, the two World Trade Center towers, police-
men, firemen and the Pentagon.
Patriotic songs will be sung by the congregation
and readings will be geared to this anniversary and to
peace and justice. Uniformed local policemen and
at the Anna
firefighters are to be present.
The phone number at the church is 778-4769.
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach, will have a special service at 7
p.m. in the sanctuary.
The Bell Choir will sing and a special soloist will
sing "Amazing Grace." Refreshments will be served
after the service in the fellowship hall.
The phone number there is 778-1813.
The Episcopal Church of the Annunciation,
4408 Gulf Drive, will have evening prayers.and re-
membrance at 5:30 p.m. with special music, Father
Bennett Barnes officiating.
For details, phone 778-1638.
planned at Anna Maria
By Diana Bogan
A full week of peace-promoting events is planned
at Anna Maria Elementary School beginning Sept. 9.
During "Peace Week," the morning news crew will
begin the school day with special peace-oriented pre-
sentations, and then later in the day students will par-
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No 'sunny delight' over Anna Maria newsracks
By Rick Catlin
Anna Maria's environmental education and en-
hancement committee met Aug. 28 to hear a proposal
from The Islander publisher Bonner Joy to spearhead
a modular newsrack program that would eliminate
some of the visual blight in the city caused by numer-
ous free-standing newspaper racks.
What the committee ended up with was a war of
words when Anna Maria Island Sun publisher Mike
Field objected to placing control of his newspaper's
distribution in the hands of the competition. He would
prefer either the Bradenton Herald or Sarasota Herald-
Tribune take the lead in spearheading the project. Both
of those publications have experience in establishing
modular news racks, he said.
"Part of my objection is the competitive nature of our
two newspapers," said Field. The potential for a "competi-
tive advantage" is there if The Islander were in charge of
controlling distribution and maintaining the racks.
Joy, however, said she was "not looking to create a
squabble or compete" and under her proposal Gold Eagle
Enterprises Inc. of Lakeland would handle the manufac-
ture and installation at no cost to the city. "There's no dif-
Holmes Beach to piggyback
for Grubbs contract
Holmes Beach commissioners voted to rescind
its previous agreement for disaster recovery ser-
vices with Grubbs Emergency Services and enter
into a new agreement.
The company, based out of Brooksville, pro-
vides cleanup services to the city following a disas-
ter; however, the city is not obligated to use the
The previous agreement was a 1999 "piggy-
back" off of Volusia County's bid, which has since
By "Piggybacking" Holmes Beach locks into
the same terms and cost agreement of the bid
awarded to another jurisdiction.
ference if the Bradenton Herald or the Sarasota Herald-
Tribune initiate the program because they too will contract
with Gold Eagle."
Each publication would pay a one-time fee to Gold
Eagle for its "pocket" in the modular stand and the pro-
rated costs of the modular and the installation. Joy
stated that there is no profit or incentive for The Is-
lander to spearhead the project other than civic pride.
Under her proposal, however, The Islander would
maintain the exterior of the rack and the overall clean-
liness of the modular unit.
Joy said Gold Eagle would be in charge of the
modular unit construction, not The Islander, and she
would only maintain the exterior of the modular racks
at no charge to the city or the participating publications.
In addition, the respective publications would remain
in complete control of the circulation and distribution.
Field said that before The Sun came along, the
ugliest racks on the Island belonged to The Islander.
And, said Field, he's "had great difficulty in deal-
ing with Bonner," both personally and professionally.
Joy countered by saying any contract is with Gold
Eagle, not The Islander, and her only interest was in
getting the project off the ground. "Corporate-owned
newspapers object because they don't want to budget
the cost of replacing their free-standing racks with
modulars and they don't want to be regulated by ordi-
nances, but for The Islander, it's simple home rule. We
want to see it done."
If the EEEC decided to have the Bradenton Her-
ald take charge of the program, "that's fine." She
added, however, that no matter which company spear-
heads the project, Field's objections of allowing a com-
petitor to head it up would be the same for all. "All the
publications are in competition."
Field did not offer a proposal to spearhead modu-
lar rack installation to the Island cities, although The
Islander and the Bradenton Herald did so.
Whether the EEEC chooses The Islander, the
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"That's not why I'm here," she said. "This is an
honest effort to get something going."
"But I do have the same argument as Mike with the
competition" running the program, Joy added.
However, if her offer is such a problem for the
EEEC, "I'll withdraw and you can get the Bradenton
Herald to run the program, but you may have to wait
a long time to get any racks installed."
She said she believes the two daily newspapers
don't want to install modular newsracks on Anna Maria
Island because of the cost compared with the relatively
low circulation here.
City Commissioner John Quam, the commission's
liaison with the EEEC, said the committee should vote
on which paper to recommend to the city commission
to run the program and decide on whether or not to
recommend an ordinance to control placement of news
racks on public property.
EEEC chairman Tim Eisler said he would prefer to
take the newspaper with experience in establishing modu-
lar newsrack programs and the funding to back the plan.
Committee member Jamie Armstead said she had
identified three and possibly four locations of newspa-
per rack blight on city property. Those were at the city
pier, city hall, the intersection of Gulf Drive and Mag-
nolia across from the video store, and possibly at Rot-
ten Ralph's on North Bay Boulevard.
Joy indicated some of those locations are private
property and that even the pier has lease obligation.
The committee cannot address the issue of news-
paper racks on private property, but learned that the
Sarasota County modular newsrack ordinance prohib-
its free-standing racks on private property within 200
feet of a modular unit on public property.
Eisler said he would contact Gold Eagle ard report
back at the next EEEC meeting.
Quam said he'd like to take an EEEC decision on
the issue to the October city commission workshop for
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ticipate in a variety of other events.
The week will begin Monday with students from
the morning news show proclaiming "May peace pre-
vail on Earth" in many different languages.
Later, a peace quilt made by students at New York
City Public School 69 will be hung in the cafeteria
where it will remain on permanent display.
AME connected with P.S. 69 when two students
from the New York school transferred to Anna Maria
last year on Sept. 11.
AME and the Anna Maria Island Rotary Club
teamed up last year to purchase the school's Peace Pole
from the World Peace Prayer Society for both AME
and P.S. 69 as a reminder that peace can prevail.
AME's 8-foot pole is six sided and inscribed with the
message "May Peace Prevail on Earth" in 12 languages.
In return, students from each class at P.S. 69 de-
signed a quilt square depicting a vision of peace and
assembled two peace quilts. One quilt hangs at P.S. 69
and the other quilt will now hang at AME.
Tuesday is "Rotary Flag Day" at AME. Jim
Dunne, president of the Anna Maria Island Rotary
Club, will make a guest appearance on the morning
news show to talk about the Rotary Club's "Four-Way
Test" of the things we think, say or do.
Dunne said the test is a way of life for Rotarians
and consists of the following questions:
Is it the truth?
Is it fair to all concerned?
Will it build good will and better friendships?
Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
Dunne hopes students will be encouraged to apply
these questions to situations they encounter and use it
as a basis for making decisions.
The Rotary Club will be sponsoring an essay con-
test in January based on the Four-Way Test to help
fourth-graders prepare for the Florida Writes Test.
On Tuesday evening beginning at 5 p.m., the Par-
ent-Teacher Organization will hold its first family din-
ner sponsored by the Sandbar restaurant.
Tickets for the dinner can be purchased in advance
for $6 per adult and $4 per child.
Following dinner there will be a special "Remem-
bering 9/11" video presentation and student art display.
School Guidance Counselor Cindi Harrison said
the PTO event will allow parents to preview the
"We won't have any images of the World Trade
Center coming down," assured Harrison. "We don't
want to sensationalize the events of Sept. 11, but we do
want to offer our students and their parents an outlet to
express their grief."
Harrison said she has been surprised by how many
students have been expressing their thoughts about
peace and the Sept. 11 events through art. Students
have been creating so much artwork on their own that
the collection will be displayed in the auditorium for
the public to view.
On Wednesday, students will take part in a com-
memorative ceremony in the school courtyard after the
morning show presentation.
Holmes Beach Police Officer Pete Lannon said he
has put together a tasteful video presentation that hon-
ors local police, firefighters, the U.S. Coast Guard, life-
guards and Emergency Medical Services.
At 8:45 a.m., everyone will gather around the
Peace Pole in the courtyard for a moment of silence
followed by songs and a flag presentation. The Island
Rotary Club will also participate with a bell ringing to
Two cases scheduled to be reviewed by the
Holmes Beach Code Enforcement Board last
week have been postponed until Sept. 19, so that
all parties involved can be properly notified.
The first case involves a boat docked at the
residence of Earl Hieronimus in the 500 block of
72nd Street. According to Code Enforcement
Officer Walter Wunderlich, the boat encroaches
within 10 feet of the adjoining property and city
codes state that no part of the mooring area is to
be within 10 feet of the side lot line.
The second case involves property at 526
THE ISLANDER 0 SEPT. 4, 2002 E PAGE 15
mark the time the twin towers in New York were un-
While outdoors, students are also expected to be
able to witness the military aircraft fly-by of F-15s out
of Tyndall Air Force Base near Panama City and a
MacDill Air Force Base KC-135 Stratotanker as they
make their way west and over the Manatee River.
"International Flag Day" will follow on Thursday
with a presentation of video clips from the Peace Pole
dedications held at AME and P.S. 69 last year. Also, each
class will have a group picture taken with the 180 inter-
national flags, which will be posted at the school for the
Finally, Friday will be "International Dress Day"
and students and staff are encouraged to wear the tra-
ditional dress of any country.
The "Peace Week" committee, which includes
Harrison, Dunne, Lannon, AME parent Julie Dearlove
and AME Principal Tim Kolbe, are still trying to pull
together a few more final details.
Harrison said she is still trying to organize an in-
teractive chat between students at P.S. 69 and AME
through the computer lab. She also approached cafete-
ria manager Rene Harper about offering a special menu
with an international flair.
Overall, Harrison said, "Peace Week" is all about
promoting tolerance and understanding among the stu-
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Island police reports
Aug. 25, 100 N. Bay Blvd., Tampa Bay, assist
other agency. According to the report, deputies assisted
with a boating incident, which happened approximately
1/4 mile north of the Anna Maria City Pier. According
to the report, a man fell overboard and was struck by
the boat's propeller, receiving injuries to his shoulder
and elbow. Emergency Medical Services transported
the man to the Anna Maria Island Community Center
field, where he was transferred to a Bay Flight helicop-
ter and taken to Bayfront Medical Center.
Aug. 23, 100 Gulf Drive N., Circle K, theft. An
employee reported her purse, which she left in the
store's office, stolen.
Aug. 24, 219 Gulf Drive S., Joe's Eats and Sweets,
information. An employee reported that a customer
argued with him after he asked the customer's children
to stop climbing on the furniture. According to the re-
port, the customer threatened the employee.
Aug. 24, 200 Gulf Drive N., Beach House Restau-
rant, property damage. According to the report, a
woman's rental car was scratched and dented by an-
other car parked next to hers.
Aug. 25, 1200 block of Gulf Drive North, domes-
tic disturbance. Officers responded to a domestic dis-
pute between a couple and, according to the report,
both parties agreed to separate for the night.
Aug. 25, 1600 block of Gulf Drive South, traffic
arrest. A man was arrested for driving without a li-
cense, registration and insurance.
Aug. 26, 2000 Gulf Drive N., Bungalow Beach
Resort, burglary. According to the report, a car radio
was stolen from a woman's vehicle.
Aug. 27, 100 block of 25th Street North, warrant
arrest. According to the report, a man was arrested on
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to the report, Gay parked down the street from the
home and waited inside the residence to see who
might be taking his tools.
According to the report, Gay was awakened
by McNulty, who used to live at the residence.
Gay told police he confronted McNulty about
being in the residence, at wnich time he claims
McNulty punched him in the face.
McNulty denies hitting Gay and told police
he came to the residence to retrieve some tools
and that he attempted to leave the residence after
he was confronted.
According to the report, McNulty told of-
ficers that he was beaten and dragged up the
a Manatee County warrant for violation of his parole.
Aug. 28, 1800 Gulf Drive N., La Costa condomini-
ums, grand theft. A woman reported her trailer and two
Sea Doo watercrafts were stolen from the parking area.
Aug. 24, 300 block of 68th Street, suspicious inci-
dent. According to the report, a man continuously
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Gay reportedly told officers he held
McNulty down because he believed he was go-
ing to his car to get a weapon.
McNulty told officers he wished to press
charges, however Gay did not. McNulty was
given a trespass warning and advised not to re-
turn to the residence without an officer.
As the officers were preparing to transport
McNulty to another residence, Gay reported feel-
ing ill and fell to the ground.
Emergency Medical Services was called
and, according to the report, Gay suffered a heart
attack and was transported to Blake Medical
As of Aug. 27, Gay was still in the hospital
and his condition was reportedly improving.
reported being struck in the chest with work tools by
Aug. 25, 3200 block of East Bay Drive, criminal
mischief. According to the report, someone threw eggs
at a parked vehicle.
Aug. 26, 200 block of Haverkos, burglary. A man
reported his laptop computer, which was left in his
unlocked car, stolen.
Aug. 27, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach,
obstruction. A man was arrested for resisting an officer
without violence after he refused to identify himself.
According to the report, the officer was attempting to
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Not your usual ice cream scoop
S.S. Scoops at 101 Gulf Drive N. in Bradenton
Beach is not your usual ice cream shop. In fact, say new
owners Craig and Jeanine Livingston, the store is most
unusual because it's got a little something for everyone,
including a kids' lounge with a television.
In addition to 32 flavors of ice cream, the
Livingstons have added Vienna Beef hot dogs, soft
pretzels with cheese, fruit smoothies, kids candy and
toys and a great selection of art creations and gift items.
They've even got homemade waffle cones and
Craig makes ice cream cakes as a special order with 24-
hour notice. And there's a special kid-sized ice cream
cone at a kid-friendly price.
Although new to the Island, the Livingstones have
already fallen in love with the lifestyle and are looking
forward to their first winter season on Anna Maria Is-
"We're spending the next few months getting
ready," said Craig. "Everybody's telling us to be pre-
pared, but we're having fun right now meeting the lo-
cal people and getting to know the community."
Craig was a chef in New York City for 15 years
before following his parents to Florida. They live in
Venice, so the Livingstones' children, Sarah, 2, and
Stephen, 15, months can visit them often.
Fact is, the "S.S." in the name stands for Sarah and
"I think the kids like it that we're in an ice cream
store," said Jeanine. "Sarah is already asking how to
Indeed, S.S. Scoops makes sundaes, shakes and
banana splits, all using ice cream from Big Olaf's
Creamery in Sarasota, voted the best ice cream in that
city last year.
And the store has a generous supply of Kahlua
Crunch ice cream, the top seller among locals and visi-
The store is open from noon to 10:30 p.m. daily
and Craig and Jeanine would like to invite all their new
neighbors to stop in and visit.
Tables are available inside and outside for eating
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"We're not usual, we're unusual," said Jeanine,
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For more information, call 779-2244.
Wish it made sense
In the Aug. 28 business column, the story on the
just-opened Dollars and Sense gift store in Whitney
Plaza on Longboat Key incorrectly stated that the store
had men's, women's and children's clothing for $1 or
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Actually, said co-owner Marci Baker, the store
doesn't carry clothing, just arts and crafts, gift items,
kid's toys and some fine foods selections such as im-
Oops, we apologize, but wouldn't it be great if a $1
store had new clothes at that price?
"Well, it's something to think about," said Marci
with a laugh, "but it's pretty hard to find new clothes
at those prices, but we'll see."
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IMS students start debris monitoring program
By Diana Bogan
Island Middle School sixth-graders have kicked off
the school's participation in the Ocean Conservatory's
The students stretched out across the beach in
teams of four looking for trash between 69th and 77th
IMS is one of 130 worldwide participants in the
program, which attempts to determine the source of
debris found on the beach.
Island Middle School menu
Monday, Sept. 9
Traditional Meal: Chicken Parmesan with Marinara
Sauce, Garlic Breadstick, Cooked Carrots, Tossed
Salad with Dressing
Basket Meal: Cheeseburger, Goldfish Crackers, Jello
Lighter Side: Salad Sensations or Ham and Cheese
Tuesday, Sept. 10
Traditional Meal: Macaroni and Cheese with Ham
and Roll, Mixed Vegetables, Tossed Salad with
Basket Meal: Chicken Patty on Bun, Pretzels
Lighter Side: Salad Sensations or Tuna Salad Sand-
Wednesday, Sept. 11
Traditional Meal: Chicken and Rice with Roll,
Green Beans, Fruit Cup
Basket Meal: Corndog with Fries
Lighter Side: Salad Sensations or Fruit, Yogurt and
Thursday, Sept. 12
Traditional Meal: Stuffed Shells, Garlic Breadstick,
Broccoli, Tossed Salad with Dressing
Basket Meal: Barbecue Ribette on Bun, Goldfish
Lighter Side: Salad Sensations or Turkey and Cheese
Friday, Sept. 13
Traditional Meal: Pizza, Veggie Pick-Up with Dip,
Basket Meal: Chicken Fries with Baked Chips
Lighter Side: Salad Sensations or Fruit, Muffin and
Juice and milk are served with every meal.
IMS students will take turns collecting and analyz-
ing debris found on the beach once a month and the
data recorded will be used as part of a core of informa-
tion to analyze how the nation's oceans are doing as a
In addition to its monthly monitoring program, the
Ocean Conservancy holds an International Coastal
Cleanup, which is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Sept.
Coastal cleanup data from last year show that
nearly 13 million pounds of trash were collected in
one day, including enough cigarettes to equal 76,000
packs and enough fast-food containers to feed a fam-
ily of four hamburgers, fries and a drink for the next
For more information on the coastal cleanup or the
ongoing debris-monitoring program, log onto the
Internet at coastalcleanup.org, or call 1-800-262-
Anna Maria Elementary
Monday, Sept. 2
Breakfast: Large Orange Muffin, Fruit, Cereal, Juice
Lunch: Grilled Cheese or Shaker Salad, Goldfish
Tomato Soup, Fruit
Tuesday, Sept. 3
Breakfast: French Toast Sticks with Syrup, Fruit
Cup, Cereal, Juice
Lunch: Spaghetti with Meat Sauce and Garlic Stick
or Ham and Cheese Basket with Goldfish, Tossed
Wednesday, Sept. 4
Breakfast: Dannon Danimals Yogurt, Fruit, Cereal,
Lunch: Taco with Lettuce, Tomato and Cheese or
Burrito with Salsa, Peas and Carrots, Fruit, Juice Bar
Thursday, Sept. 5
Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza, Fruit Cup, Cereal, Juice
Lunch: Baked Chicken with Mashed Potatoes or
Barbecue Pork on Bun, Tossed Salad, Fruit
Friday, Sept. 6
Breakfast: Apple Churro, Fruit, Cereal, Juice
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza or Munchable, Veggie Beef
Soup, Fruit, Oatmeal Cookie
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team up to search the beachfrom 77th to 69th Street
for trash. Islander Photo: Diana Bogan
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At the beginning of each school year, Anna Maria
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tiles," painted square tiles, to its breezeways.
All new students will be making hand tiles for the
school walls and local businesses and families are in-
vited to join the tradition in support of the school.
The Parent-Teacher Organization will accept a
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Musical guest series
at Island Middle School begins
By Diana Bogan
Band Director Jimi Gee's musical guest series at
the Island Middle School began this month with a visi-
tor from Gee's former school days.
Glenn Pettit, a friend of Gee's since middle school,
made the trip from Boston to the Island school to per-
form his own unique blend of "Egyptian Reggae/Delta
The native New Yorker credits Gee as his first
guitar mentor. As sixth-graders growing up in the sub-
urbs of New York, Pettit said Gee was the first person
Abstinence education forum
The Island Middle School will hold a parents fo-
rum at 6 p.m. Sept. 12.
The forum will give parents an opportunity to learn
more about a seven-week abstinence education pro-
gram the school will be offering to its sixth-, seventh-
All parents are encouraged to attend, but may want
to leave children at home for this event.
The Island Baptist Church will provide dinner for
those attending the forum.
Following the forum, there will be a Parent Advi-
sory Committee meeting at which parents can gather
information about volunteering at the school.
Contact the school's administrative office by Sept.
6 if you plan to attend the dinner, or for more informa-
tion, by calling 778-5200.
The school is located at 206 85th St., Holmes Beach.
knew with an electric guitar and a band.
"My start in music is not much different than most
other 12-year-olds," said Pettit. "I stunk at sports and
saw that music could be my social ticket."
No matter how he started, Pettit's love for music
took hold. He admits he was a songwriter long before
he started playing music.
Currently he is working on recording a compact
disc of original punk/folk music and is considering tak-
ing a "working vacation" back on the Island for a
month or two in the near future.
This time out, the singer/songwriter said he hopes
to have given the Island students a "sense of other mu-
sical possibilities and not so obvious word play."
Fifth-grade students get closer
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Last week, fifth-grade students at Anna Maria El-
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more about our beach-to-bay environment.
Environmental instructors from the Manatee
County Environmental Education Department guided
the day-long trip. Students were provided with field
guides and divided their time between Leffis Key and
The field guides helped students classify the types
of shells found on Coquina Beach and the species of
mangroves growing at Leffis Key.
The estuary field trip is offered to all Manatee
County fifth-grade students as an extension of their
New York style
Glenn Pettit, a singer/songwriter originally from
New York, made a special visit to perform at the
Island Middle School. Islander Photo: Diana Bogan
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The Bradenton Twirling Academy will offer a ba-
ton twirling class after school at Anna Maria Elemen-
tary School for students in kindergarten through fifth-
grade beginning Sept. 12.
Karen Wolfe, a two-time national twirling cham-
pion, will teach the course in the covered pavilion area
next to the kindergarten playground.
Students will take part in several performances
throughout the year including parades, a Christmas
show and an end-of-year recital.
Class size is limited, and fees include a registration
charge of $20, $15 baton and monthly class fee of $25.
For more information or to register call 752-9425.
The Manatee Trolley runs seven days a week, 6 a.m. to
10:30 p.m., with approximately 20-minute intervals at all
75 stops up to 9 p.m., and 30-minute intervals from 9-
10:30 p.m. It starts at both ends of the Island at 6 a.m.,
from Coquina Beach and from the Anna Maria City Pier.
Northbound the trolley runs Gulf Drive to Marina/Palm
Drive in Holmes Beach, merging back to Gulf Drive in
Anna Maria. It runs from Gulf Drive to the city pier along
Pine Avenue, where it turns around.
Southbound it runs Gulf Drive all the way from Anna
Maria City Hall to Coquina Beach.
Have some fun, ride the trolley, and tell folks along the
way and at all the stops, "The Islander"
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9 to 10 a.m. Aerobics at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
.Noon Investing workshop with George
Ryan and Tom Grubb of H&R Block at Johnny
Leverocks Seafood House, Manatee Avenue at
Perico Island. Reservations: 792-3300.
6 to 7:30 p.m. Parent's support group meet-
ing with Shirley Romberger at the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
7 to 8:30 p.m. Adult basketball at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee
Thursday, Sept. 5
9 to 10 a.m. Muscles and More class with
Sherry Fideler at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Infor-
mation: 778-01908. Fee applies.
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mote Marine Laboratory sea
turtle mascot visits Columbia restaurant at St.
Armand's Circle, Sarasota. Information: 388-4441.
7 to 8:30 p.m. Adult volleyball at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Information: 778-3390. Fee applies.
7 to 9 p.m. 12th Judicial Circuit Judges of
Manatee, Sarasota and Desoto counties candi-
date forum at Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Ma-
rina Drive. Information: 778-1541.
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4 to 4:30 p.m. Island Middle School Conch
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metto High School, 1200 17th St. W., Palmetto. In-
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2p.m. North American Butterfly Association
meeting with guest speaker master gardener
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6311 Third Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 758-
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9 a.m. Volunteers needed to plant flag
post holders at Anna Maria Elementary School,
4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
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presents "Art in Music" featuring composer Alice
Moerk at the Church. of the Annunciation, 4408
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6694.
Tuesday, Sept. 10
Noon Island Bridge Club meets at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 792-6133. Fee
7 p.m. "Remembering 9-11" student art
show display and video program at Anna Maria
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Beach. Information: 708-5525.
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Longboat Key. Information: 387-9519.
8:54 a.m. "May Peace Prevail on Earth"
commemorative ceremony at Anna Maria El-
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Beach. Information: 708-5525.
6 p.m. Tribute to Heroes parade in down-
town Bradenton along Manatee Avenue.
7p.m. Memorial and thanksgiving service
at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1813.
7 to 8:30 p.m. Adult basketball at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Mag-
nolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.
"Take a Closer Look" photographs by
Shirley Foor and paintings by Charles Sierra at
the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Hours: 778-6341.
Community Harvest program at all Colum-
bia restaurant locations. Five percent of all
checks will be donated to charity.
After-school baton class at Anna Maria El-
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Abstinence education parent's forum at Is-
land Middle School Sept. 12.
Woodcarving demonstration at Artists
Guild Gallery Sept. 13.
Anna Maria Island Community Center char-
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Teen "Back-to-School Dance" at Anna
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Blood drive at Anna Maria Island Commu-
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From the fast lane to Island lane
By Rick Catlin
Forgive Sgt. John Kenney of the Manatee County
Sheriffs Office if life in Anna Maria is a bit fast for
him. Well, not that fast, just different.
Kenney took over the city's MCSO office in early
July, transferring from the Violent Crimes Unit where
he dealt with armed robbery, homicide and drug crimes
on a daily basis.
Kenney obviously didn't have enough to do on the
mainland, so when the Anna Maria opening came up,
he decided to get his career back on track and apply for
With nearly 25 years in Florida law enforcement,
Kenney could have retired, but Anna Maria beckoned.
"Actually," said Kenney, "some of the guys back
in the old office said I was retiring by coming to Anna
Instead of dealing with robbery, homicide and drug
deals his first week on the job in Anna Maria, Sgt.
Kenney had to deal with a motorist who drove his truck
onto the city pier and a report of a flasher on the beach.
Imagine that! How much more action can one
MCSO sergeant handle after spending nearly 12 years
with the VCU? Actually, Kenney had seen enough by
the time he got to Anna Maria.
"I was ready for the change. I'd seen enough action
in 12 years," he said.
"And I didn't have much a problem 'gearing
down'" for the pace of life in Anna Maria, he added
with a laugh, and he's already learned about "Island
time" compared with "mainland" time.
"I've been enjoying it out here. There's a lot that
keeps you busy," he said. "This is a community
friendly location. It's very relaxed and people out here
are always waving and saying hello. That's refreshing.
"People still have concerns," he added. While
those concerns and issues might be different than in
some areas he worked on the mainland, "those con-
cerns are important. If it's a concern of the people here,
it's a concern of mine."
He confers with Mayor SueLynn on a regular ba-
sis to discuss policing the city, and has already com-
piled a list of issues and problems to examine.
One area of concern he's working on is redirecting
non-emergency phone calls that are received by his
office to city hall staff when he's unavailable, or to the
main MCSO dispatcher when city hall and his office
He complimented Sgt. Ed Norris, who spent two
years in Anna Maria before transferring into the
MCSO's detective division.
"Sgt. Norris did a great job and earned the respect
of a lot of people," said Sgt. Kenney. "I wish him well
in his new job."
Anna Maria residents may see Sgt. Kenney for a lot
more than two years. The assignment is basically his
until he retires or accepts a promotion and transfers to
On duty in Anna Maria
Sgt. John Kenney of the Manatee County Sheriff's
Office is the new sergeant in charge of the MCSO's
Anna Maria station. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
"As long as I do a good job, I hope to be here for
a long time," he said.
Sgt. Kenney supervises a staff of six officers to
cover the city's policing requirements, and an MCSO
deputy is on duty at all times.
Originally from Brooklyn, N.Y., Kenney came
to Florida in 1975 and began his law enforcement
career in Sarasota. He graduated from the University
of South Florida in 1978 and became an MCSO
deputy in 1985. He now lives in Bradenton with his
12-year-old daughter. He also has twin sons, 22
years old, who live in the area.
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off jamboree will be Saturday, Sept. 7, both at The young soccer players will get their uni-
the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 forms at the banquet.
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Hurricane warning on Island from these guys
By Rick Catlin
When people think about sports for Island teenag-
ers in the summer, they usually think surfing, skim
boards, wave boards, Jet Skiing, Rollerblading or
It's the middle of August and the temperature on
the mainland is 90 degrees. What teenage guy on the
Island in his right mind doesn't want to be on the beach
in the afternoon, surfing the waves, catching some rays,
or watching the babes, rather than sweating buckets of
blood at a high school football practice every after-
Islanders Mark Rudacille, Josh Sato and Aaron
Lowman are three guys who are pretty sure they're in
their right mind, even though they've given up the easy
Island lifestyle, at least until football season finishes.
All should see a lot of playing time this fall for the
Manatee High School Hurricanes football team.
"I just like playing football," said Rudacille of
Holmes Beach, who is a starting linebacker for the
"I grew up on the Island and didn't really play
much until middle school. Now, it's a lot of fun. We get
to pop each other good. It's just something I enjoy
He tries not to think about his buddies back on the
beach during practice, particularly when the team
started training camp in early August.
"Practice is tough, but the games make it worth-
while," Rudacille said.
A senior, he's not really considering college foot-
ball, and baseball is his second sport. Dartmouth Col-
lege, an Ivy League school, has already contacted him
about playing baseball there, so it's definitely some-
thing to consider.
"At heart, though, I'm a Gator," Rudacille said.
That brings him into conflict with fellow Islander
Josh Sato, the Hurricanes starting center on offense.
Sato is a committed Seminole fan.
"We have a few arguments about that," said Sato.
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"But I'm looking forward to the season," he said
last week as the Hurricanes prepared to play
Kissimmee Osceola High School in a pre-season game.
"We're young this year, but a lot stronger and it's
going to be a good season," Rudacille added.
"Then maybe we can get back to the Island
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Sato, who also grew up on the Island, has a
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Strike averted in Major League Baseball! Now what?
By Kevin Cassidy
Major League Baseball and the MLB Players As-
sociation finally came to their senses when they agreed
in principle to a new collective bargaining agreement
that will remain in place through the 2006 season.
That means this year's baseball season is saved.
Can world peace be just around the corer?
Throughout the somewhat sporadic negotiations,
commissioner Bud Selig has maintained that the own-
ers' fight was for competitive balance.
The only way for that to be achieved, stated Selig,
was for the large market teams like the Yankees, Dodg-
ers, Cardinals and Braves to share some of their prof-
its with smaller-market teams like our very own Tampa
Bay Devil Rays.
The crux of the agreement has high-revenue teams
sharing a far larger percentage of their locally gener-
ated money, in addition to a "luxury tax" on team sala-
ries that exceeds $117 million in 2003, rising up to
$137 million in 2006.
This ruling means that low-revenue teams will
garner an additional $1 billion to share and spend
where they see fit.
Other key components include random testing for
steroid use and a raise in the minimum salary from
$200,000 to $300,000.
While I'm happy that the strike has been averted,
I'm not thrilled with comments from some of the play-
ers and union representative Donald Fehr.
If you listen to Fehr, the players have greatly sac-
rificed their futures in order to save baseball.
Please! Spare me the sob story.
Did they have to give into the owners' proposal?
No, they didn't have to do that. The players were in the
stronger position as they have been in every labor
dispute the sport has gone through.
The players association simply recognized that
public opinion was not favorable toward their position
and that they were on the receiving end of one of the
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greatest gravy trains in professional sports!
Journeymen utility players in baseball make as
much money as Marshall Faulk, who happens to be the
best player in the NFL in my opinion.
Add to that the fact that the NFL season is just
about to get started and that polls indicated that many
folks didn't care whether the baseball players went on
strike or not.
Now the season continues and rabid fans will get
to see if Sammy Sosa or Barry Bonds can make another
run at 70 home runs and see how many games Curt
Schilling will win.
The one thing that I'd hoped would be a part of the
new collective bargaining agreement was a minimum
spending level like they have in the NFL.
Despite preaching about 'competitive balance
throughout bargaining sessions, Vince Namoli and
the Rays, who stand to receive between $20 and $30
million from television deals and revenue sharing,
are under no obligation to put one dime into player
That means that when the Rays unload the salaries
of John Flaherty, Greg Vaughn and Wilson Alverez at
the end of the season, they will have a team salary of
between $10 and $15 million, or about two-thirds the
cost of Alex Rodriguez for one season.
Here's hoping that the Rays take the influx of cash
and resign players like Paul Wilson, Tanyon Sturtze
and Randy Winn, while also looking for veteran free-
agent pitchers to improve their woeful bullpen.
They could also stand to sign a proven veteran
clubhouse presence that wouldn't cost an arm or a leg,
while providing solid production and a positive ex-
ample for the Rays' young talent.
Hopefully that is the direction the Rays will take
and tickets will soon be as tough to get as Tampa Bay
Buccaneer tickets are presently.
If not, the only games attracting fans to the Trop
will be Yankee and Red Sox games that is, as long
as the Rays continue to exist as a team.
Soccer season quickly approaching
The Anna Maria Island Community Center's 2002
soccer season is quickly approaching, with teams cur-
rently practicing for the Saturday, Sept. 7, Jamboree.
Also on tap for that day are soccer team and indi-
Soccer parents: mark your calendars for Thursday,
Sept. 5, for the kick-off-the-season fundraiser, includ-
ing dinner catered once again by the "Bistros." Cost for
the dinner is $5 for kids and $6 for adults. Adults are
asked to bring a dessert to share. Uniforms and sched-
ules will be handed out at the dinner.
Center adult basketball
runs to mid-November
Adult basketball will continue at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center until mid-November, when
the youth basketball program will take over the gym-
nasium for three months.
Adult play will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at a cost of
$2 per person. Details are available at 778-1908.
Rain washes out Dolphins
Heavy rains put the Mitey Mite and Junior Varsity
Dolphin football teams out of business Saturday, Aug.
31, as the Police Athletic League canceled all games
due to a foot of water on its Bradenton field.
With any luck, the field will dry out before the
Sept. 7 schedule when Anna Maria's Mitey Mites (ages
9-11) play the Broncos at 12:30 p.m. The Dolphin's JV
division (ages 12-13) game against the Broncos kicks
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And you thought you'd done a dumb thing or two
A previous mention of doing dumb things appar-
ently struck a familiar chord among several of you,
based on the phone calls I received. Perhaps I'm not the
only one out there who performs less-than-brilliantly
Here's a story from a buddy from Casey Key,
based on what one of his neighbors went through a
It seems this guy has one of those gazillion-dollar
homes with a huge dock jutting into Little Sarasota
Bay. The guy is a pilot, and decided to take his helicop-
ter home one day, landing at the end of the big dock.
As I understand it, docks are constructed to with-
stand mostly lateral movement the flow of wind and
waves and tides, plus the tug of a boat tied to pilings.
Docks really aren't the kind of structure that's able to
bear up under any more weight than a bunch of people
standing on it for a short period of time.
So the pilot got out of his helicopter, went into his
house, and the dock promptly collapsed, flipping the
chopper upside down in the water.
He called in a crew, they hauled the aircraft out of
the water and set it down on his front yard, where me-
chanics were able to dry it out and get it airworthy.
It wasn't until he got in and started it up that he
realized they'd put the helicopter down under all these
big canopy oaks in his yard and he didn't have enough
room to take off.
Out came the chainsaw, down went half his trees,
and up went the chopper.
It gets better, though.
A few weeks later the guy tied up his big boat at
his re-built dock after a day out on the water. He hosed
the boat down, tossed the hose on the dock with the
end over the edge, still running and got busy with
something else and forgot it was on.
He went into the house, packed, and got on a plane
back to his other house in Massachusetts.
The Casey Key Water Authority noticed they were
having a potable water shortage a few days later. It took
them a few more days to track down where the water
was flowing freely: the guy's still-running hose, mer-
for golf tournament
There is still plenty of room for golfers in the sec-
Sond annual Anna Maria Island Community Center golf
tournament sponsored by the Anna Maria Oyster Bar
and Lazy Lobster, restaurant owner John Horne says.
Tournament sponsorships are still available run-
ning from $100 to $1,000, Home said.
It will be at the El Conquistador Country Club,
4350 El Conquistador Pkwy., Bradenton, on Sept. 13,
starting with a noon lunch, registration and putting
contest, followed by a shotgun start at 1 p.m.
Cost is $125 per person or $500 per team, which in-
cludes an awards banquet after the tournament.
Checks payable to Anna Maria Oyster Bar may be
mailed or taken to the restaurant at 6688 Cortez Road,
Bradenton FL 34210, attention Laura Vogel. Further
information may be obtained from Home at 761-7797
or Fred Hurley at 758-7880.
Mon-Frl 8-5pm Sat 8-12pm
5804 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach 778-1617
MAJOR CREDIT CARDS & DEBIT CARDS ACCEPTED
rily filling Little Sarasota Bay with freshwater.
They turned off the faucet and billed him thou-
sands of dollars for the water. Surprisingly, environ-
mental regulators didn't get into the act and charge the
guy with adversely impacting the estuary with excess
One of our great daily newspapers ran a story a
while back about a problem with poaching sea-turtle
eggs. It seems that some cultures consider the eggs a
delicacy, something of an aphrodisiac, and the eggs are
much in demand to increase male potency.
What surprised me was that the article quoted a
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
official who pretty much supplied a recipe for how to
eat the eggs, how to prepare them, and what seasonings
I was surprised there wasn't an article describing
how to build a quick-and-easy nuclear device within
the same pages.
Anyway, the article and the "recipe" were sent to
turtle people throughout the state, and I got this missive
back from one turtle advocate:
"I always thought we were going about the poach-
ing thing the wrong way, with science, ethics, morals,
etc. In some countries the eggs are eaten and blood
drunk as a male virility thing. I always thought we
could hire a few guys and maybe put some ads in a few
newspapers to spread a rumor that researchers have
found that the eggs and blood contain a new virus or
bacteria that causes impotence. It would be a long time
before you'd see a guy eating a turtle egg again, the
macho thing and all. All we'd need was a few guys
walking the markets and mingling with fishermen say-
ing, 'Hey, I ate those eggs and I haven't been able to
do it for a week.' Let's just turn the tables ...."
One year later
Next Wednesday will mark one year after the hor-
rifying events of Sept. 11. It was a day that none of us
will ever forget.
The day not the events, but the remembrance of
it brought to mind a comment in a book by novelist
"I was about one-third of the way through the drink
when the benchmark came on. I call them benchmarks.
The feeling is something like d6jh vu except that there
is no sense of prefamiliarity. They are simple events,
not important in themselves, that become milestones in
time. They are moments that I measure from. One hap-
pened when I was 6 years old in a park on a swing. I
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rungs and the look and texture of the wooden seat,
green around the edges and worn to a sand color in the
center by a thousand small behinds. There was another
benchmark years later when I was walking across the
Tulane campus in New Orleans. I can still feel the
muggy weather, see the sky, describe the sidewalk-ex-
actly, even the stenciled medallion that said the cement
was laid by A. Passini & Sons, 1931.
"Sitting there in the bar of the Prince Albert hotel,
another benchmark came on and I knew that 10 years
from then, or 20, I would remember that bar, that drink,
and the number of rings the glass made on the dark
wood. And I would remember Anne Kidd who walked
into the middle of it."
Sept. 11, 2001, was much, much more of an event
than a park swing or seeing a pretty girl walk into a bar,
but I would guess that we all will remember for all time
where we were and who we were with as we watched
the day's events unfold.
What struck me then, and is still with me today, is
how eerily quiet everything was. Tuesday is our pro-
duction day at The Islander, and as the television cut
to live footage of the event, we all stopped the usual
bustling involved in producing a newspaper and stared,
mouths open, as first one tower and then another col-
I don't think more than three people came to the
office that day. Usually, there are scores. The shopping
center where our office is located was empty. No one
was out and about, all apparently glued to our TVs.
Somehow, I am expecting the upcoming Sept. 11
to be different, as we all draw together at parades, in
worship, or just as friends to share our communal grief
of what has influenced us all.
Total dead and missing from the terrorist attacks
Sept. 11 is 3,173. That total includes 2,940 at the two
towers of the New York World Trade Centre, 189 in
the attack by a third plane on the Pentagon outside
Washington, and 44 on board a fourth plane that
crashed in a field in Pennsylvania.
Chamber golf tournament
registration under way
Register early for the Anna Maria Island Chamber
of Commerce "golf fun-raiser," urges the chamber's
executive director, Mary Ann Brockman.
It will be at the Woodlands Golf Course, 5901 Erie
Road, Ellenton, Oct. 19. A continental breakfast will
open festivities at 8 a.m., with a shotgun start for the
tournament at 9 a.m., then lunch, raffle and awards
from noon until 2 p.m.
Cost is $50 per person, and businesses can spon-
sor a tee for $100 or a green for $50, she said.
"You can make up your own foursome or we will
place you with other fun golfers," she said, adding,
"Ladies are very welcome."
Deadline for registration is Oct. 12. Entry forms
may be obtained at the chamber office, 5357 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach. Further information may be
obtained by calling 778-9412 or 778-6066.
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Sep4 12:38 1.7 3:16 1.6 9:54a* 2.6 5:28 0.0
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Sep7 1:16 1.8 6:02 1.0 12:38 2.7 7:14 0.3
Sep 8 1:35 1.9 6:53 0.7 1:35 2.5 7:46 0.6
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THE ISLANDER 0 SEPT. 4, 2002 i PAGE 27
Snook season promises to be a great one
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Snook season started Sept. 1 with a vengeance, and
the prediction is that it may be one of the best times to
catch the big linesiders in years.
Trout and redfish action continues to be good in the
backwater, with a few reports of flounder coming in.
Off the beaches, look for continued good action on
mackerel and, farther from shore, snapper and grouper
remain excellent catches.
And the far-offshore catches of billfish, tuna and
wahoo are still reeling for area fishers.
Capt. Sam Kimball on Legend charters out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said mackerel and
bonita offshore are his best bets, plus keeper-size red
grouper, lane and mangrove snapper and triggerfish
were caught last week, plus some big amberjack.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's said so far his snook season has been great,
with linesiders of 34 inches being caught, plus lots and
lots of redfish up to 30 per trip upon occasion and
mackerel are still hitting along the beaches.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said off-
shore action continues to be excellent for tuna, dolphin,
wahoo and billfish, but you've got to get more than 100
miles out to find the big game fish. Within 25 miles from
the Island, look for grouper to 25 pounds and amberjack
to 50 pounds, as well as mangrove snapper. Just off the
beaches, mackerel continue to be a good bet, while "just
about anyone who was fishing for snook caught them in
the first two days of the season," Bill said.
Capt. Matt Bowers on the Outcast in Holmes
Beach said he's catching lots of red grouper and snap-
per offshore, plus keeper snook and redfish in the in-
shore waters. He made a prediction that fishing should
get "nothing but better" in the next month."
Capt. Rick Gross oui Fishy Business said the start
of snook season took off with a bang: his charters
caught several fish more than 30 inches in length since
the opening salvo. He also advises that if you can't get
big whitebait, try grunts or pinfish to lure the linesiders
to the hook.
Capt. Tom Chaya oon the Dolphin Dreams in
Capt. Chris "Nellie" Nelson holds up a big catch
caught while out on a charter. Islander Photo:
Courtesy Jake Donzer and Warren Steele
Holmes Beach said he's getting a few keeper snook,
plus some mackerel, mangrove snapper, and good-
miles out in
the Gulf of
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
he's hearing nothing but good reports of huge redfish
being caught in Terra Ceia Bay, as well as small
bonnethead and blacktip sharks. The Manatee River is
the spot to go at night for black drum, and lots of man-
grove snapper are being caught off structures in any of
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said snook fish-
ing is hot there, too, with lots of linesiders being caught
every day and at night. Cobia are starting to show up
as well, plus black drum, too-big-to-keep redfish and
mangrove snapper, he added.
At the Anna Maria City Pier, look to get more of
those big snook, plus snapper, mackerel, flounder and
a few sheepshead.
Capt. Thorn Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he's reeling in snook to 29 inches, reds to 28
inches caught mostly on Mr. Twister Exudes or
rootbeer-colored Cotee jigs, with trout reacting well to
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide out of
Holmes Beach said he's catching lots of red grouper to
20 pounds, snapper up to 5 pounds, amberjack to 30
pounds and a few gag grouper.
Capt. Eric Bergan on the Kattina said he's put-
ting his charters onto lots of keeper-size red grouper
within 30 miles of the Island, plus mangrove and lane
snapper up to 4 pounds. Grouper fishing remains excel-
lent, Capt. Eric said, in spite of the hot weather.
On my boat Magic, we've been pulling up mackerel
at the seven-mile reef and, closer to shore, snapper, floun-
der, Key West grunts, and small sharks. Backwater action
includes redfish and trout to 24 inches.
Good luck and good fishing.
Capt. Mike Heistand is a 20-year fishing guide. Call
him at 779-9607 to provide a fishing report. Pictures of
your catch are also welcome and may be dropped off at
The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Please
include identification for persons in the picture along with
information on the catch and a name and phone number
for more information. Pictures may be retrieved once they
appear in the paper.
Winners in the Aug. 31 horseshoe games
were Chris McNamara of Bradenton and Bill
Starrett of Anna Maria. Runners-up were
,Tom Skoloda of Anna Maria and Jim Spen-
cer of Holmes Beach.
Winners in the Aug. 27 games were Ron
Pepka of Bradenton and Starrett. Runners-up
were Jack Cooper and Jesse Brisson, both of
The weekly contests get under way every
Wednesday and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna
Maria City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive.
There are no membership fees and everyone
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MOVING SALE: Henredon bedroom suit, Broyhill
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Excellent condition, excellent price. Call 761-8336.
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slip available. $439,000. Gall
AFFORDABLE NAUTICAL LIV-
ING Garden villa, split 2BR/2BA,
deep-water docking available. Min-
utes to Gulf beaches. Move right in,
maintenance free! $110,250,
Geoff Wall, 778-0700.
ISLAND DOLL HOUSE. 2BR/
1BA, w/boat-dock & boat a block
away. Close to beach. $334,500.
Gall Tutewiler, 778-0700.
LAUREL OAK PARK 4BR/3BA
pool home. Cul-de-sac, private,
lakefront location. $357,353. Elfi
Starret & Becky Smith, 778-0700
NORTH SHORE DRIVE Own a
piece of north Anna Maria Island
with this 3 BR charmer just one
block from the beach. Rent or reno-
vate. $485,000. Gary or Cindy
Wedebrock Distinctive Rentals
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COQUINA MOORINGS BERMUDA BAY CLUB GULF WATCH Bay and Gulf.
2BR/2BA with den overlook- Beautifully furnished 3BR 2BR, beach access across
ing bay. Beach access, full townhouses with pool and di- the street, walk to eateries
amenities including boat rect beach and bay access. and historic "Bridge Street."
dock. $900/week. $900/week or $2,700/month. $650/week or $1,800/month.
Got a fish
Fish stories and photos
of your catch are always
welcome at The islander.
Photos are returned.
Label with names, catch,
etc. Phone contact.
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15-FOOT STARCRAFT 35 Mercury and trailer.
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels and everything
else in The Islander, 778-7978.
HOUSEBOAT FOR SALE. Excellent live aboard,
guest quarters or rental income producer. $45,000
or make offer; View at Web site: geocities.com/
houseboatsunseeker or call 778-3526.
LET'S GO FISHING! Call Capt. Mike Heistand on
the charter boat "Magic." Full or half day backwa-
ter fishing. USCG licensed. Ice, bait, tackle pro-
PRIVATE CHARTERS. Fishing, snorkeling,
sightseeing, Egmont Key. USCG License. Capt.
Keith Barnett. 778-3526 or 730-0516.
CHILD SITTER and pet sitter. Seventh-grade male
looking for a job, Friday afternoons and Saturdays.
Call Zachary, 779-9803.
BABY-SITTING AND PET-SITTING My name is
Sarah, I am 14-years old. Hourly charge: $5/child
or $3/pet, $2.50/hour for each additional pet or
child. Please call 778-7622 or 778-7611.
KIDS FOR HIRE ADS in The Islander classified
are FREE to kids under age 16. Must be submitted
in person. 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
GENERAL OFFICE and computer experience for
busy office. Career opportunity for team player. Fax
resume to 778-7071, or e-mail email@example.com.
CLEANING PEOPLE wanted. Must own vehicle.
Serious inquires only. 792-1032.
PART-TIME ISLANDER REPORTER: Journalism
skills/experience a must. Computer literate. Indepen-
dent worker. Resumes: E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or
fax 778-9392, or mail/deliver to The Islander, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Li-
brary. Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world? Are
you interested in learning the history of Anna Maria
Island? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island
Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.
ASSISTED LIVING: Haven Home Bradenton
Beach is admitting residents. Respite, long term.
Call 779-0322 for details, inquiries welcome.
NADIA'S EUROSAGE now accepting new clients.
Massaging residents and visitors more than eight
years. Call today for an appointment, 795-0887.
When you need help, you know where to turn ... the
best news on Anna Maria Island is in The Islander.
PERICO BAY CLUB 2BR/2BA villa with lovely
lake view. Vaulted ceilings, neutral carpet, five
fans, screened lanai, plus open deck. Breakfast
bar and walk-in closets. Detached one-car ga-
rage, courtyard entry. Won't last! $215,000.
Dial the Duncans at 778-1589, eves.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK
E mail: email@example.com
Web site: www.smithrealtors.com
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MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, patio gar-
dens, trimming, clean-up, edgings, more. Hard-
working and responsible. Excellent references.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED: The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
FURNITURE UPHOLSTERY, cushions, etc. Repair
and restoring antique specialist. Island Upholstery.
121 Bridge St. Free estimates. 778-4335.
COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your
computer misbehaving? Certified computer service
and private lessons. Special $15 per hour- free
ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING for great results,
wash away mildew, dirt and salt. Thorough, reason-
able and reliable. Free estimates, licensed and in-
LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Available
evening, weekend. For any computer needs, hard-
ware, software, network, commercial, private. Call
Another Fine Doug Dowling Realty Vacation Rental
844 N. Shore Dr., Anna Maria, a charming 3BR/1.5 BA home
across the lane from the gulf, is closer to the water than a lot
of N. Shore Dr. Gulffronts. So why pay more for the views of
Australian Pines? $2900/$850
Doug Dowling Realty
Phone & Fax: (941) 778-1222
MAKE THE RIGHT
MOVE WITH MARILYN
Perico Bay Club
934 SANDPIPER CIRCLE
BAY FRONT 2BR/2BA CONDO
IN GREAT SHAPE!
Second floor Awesome sunsets!
Vacation and Annual Rentals
(941) 778-6066 TOLL FREE 800-865-0800
6101 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217
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SERVICES Continue T SERVICE Continued l LANDSCAPIG Continued
TAMBOURINE LESSONS! Also available: flute,
saxophone, clarinet lessons. Beginning to ad-
vanced. Contact Koko Ray, 792-0160.
SEWING: Get your sewing alterations done fast
and reliably. Hems, zippers, sleeves, waistlines,
cushions, etc. Reasonably priced. Call 727-5873.
ASAP DIVORCE INC: Starting at $195. Adoptions,
name changes, deeds, wills, living trusts, incorpo-
rations. Modification of child support, alimony, cus-
tody, etc. 756-7005.
CLEANING: Honest, dependable Island woman will
clean your home at reasonable rates. Deborah,
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigera-
tion. Commercial and residential service, repair
and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County and
the Island since 1987. For dependable, honest and
personalized service, call William Eller, 795-7411.
ORIGINAL HUSBAND/WIFE team for general
house cleaning with the personal touch. Local resi-
dents. Dependable, trustworthy. Satisfaction guar-
anteed. References. Ask about our "Homewatch"
service. Call Ginny, 727-8329.
ABSOLUTELY SPOTLESS is back by popular de-
mand. Home detailing, organization. 26 years ex-
perience with the highest recommendations.
Housekeeping a must call someone you can
trust. Bonita, 745-2284. Limited openings.
THE ROYAL MAID SERVICE Licensed, bonded,
insured. Professional experienced maids, free es-
timate, gift certificates available. Call now, 727-
TREE SERVICE BY BREWER. Topping, trimming,
shaping, stump grinding and removals. Trim palm
trees. Insured. Call Phil, 778-6014 or cell 545-4770.
MAID TO CLEAN: Island resident, professional
house cleaning services. References available.
Call Wendy, 778-0321.
"WALK WITH ME..."
Sin paradise at
I can make your
C island dreams come true.
Sales & Rentals Since 1981
Office 778-4800 Cell 705-4800
5201 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach, FI
Resort-Style Living at
TOWN & COUNTRY
Spacious 1 & 2 BR Apartments
Attractive Island Location
SPool & Spa
Lake or Nature Views
Free Boat Parking*
SSmall Pets Welcome
IA -P A R T *M- N *T S
TOWN & COUINRY PERICO
HOURS: Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5
Direcons From U.S. 41, tra west on Manatee
Avenue (SR64) and across Palma Soa Cousevay
to Peco Island. Town & Country Pedco
wi be on the left.
United time offec certain restrictions apply.
Size restrictions apply.
MR. BILL'S HOME REPAIR/maintenance service.
Over 30 years experience, self-employed in con-
struction trades. "I'm handy to have around." 779-
HOUSE CLEANING Permanent weekly or bi-
weekly. Experienced, reliable. Call for a free esti-
mate and ask for Marieta, 722-4866.
ISLAND TO AIRPORT September special: Tampa
$69, Sarasota $29, up to four people. Flat rates
anywhere. Saylor Sedan, (941) 685-3233.
DON'T FEEL LIKE waiting in the rain, heat and
dust? Take a taxi door to door. Very reasonable
rates. Clean, friendly serving all of Manatee and
Sarasota Counties, as well as most airports. Is-
land Transportation, 7am-3am, or by appoint-
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING and Lawn Mainte-
nance. Residential and commercial. Full-service
lawn maintenance, clean-ups, tree trimming, haul-
ing, Xeriscape. Island resident. Excellent refer-
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If
it is broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior
discount. Call 778-2581 or 962-6238.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE
Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling,
cleanup. Island resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.
PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and in-
stallation. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and
trees. Irrigation and pest control service. Everything
Under the Sun Garden Centre, 5704 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. 778-4441.
GILLIS & GILLIS ENT. Crushed, washed shell, top-
soil, landscaping services. We install shell drive-
ways. Serving Sarasota and Keys since 1978. Fully
licensed and insured. 753-2954 or 376-2954, cell.
314 Pine Avenue Anna Maria
(941) 779-0732 Toll Free: (866) 779-0732
TURN BACK TIME
Population ANNA MARIA Island
Anna Maria City.. 685
Holmes Beach.... 1098
Bradenton Beach.. 1144
Still doing business as in the past.
You'll have our personal attention
and services and our personal
Island knowledge when you
purchase, sell or rent. Call us an
"old Islander," but call us
We are the Island!
MARIE 19 LIG. REAL ESTATE
FRANKLIN REALTY BROKER
"We ARE the Island."
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florida 34216
941 778-2259 Fax 941 778-2250
Web site annamariareal.com
SHELL DELIVERED and spread. $27/yard. Haul-
ing: all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free es-
timates. Call Larry at 795-7775, cell 720-0770.
FREE SNOW REMOVAL! Everything else costs
extra. Crushed, wasted shell, gravel, mulch, dirt,
and rip rap delivered and spread. If you're look-
ing for the lowest price, call any Tom, Mark or Larry.
If you want the job done right the first time, call
David Bannigan, 794-6971, cell phone 504-7045.
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, inte-
rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. Dan or Bill, 795-5100
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. In-house plan designs. State licensed
and insured. Many Island references. 778-2993.
Lic# CRC 035261.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. 35-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction.
Free estimates, no overtime charges. Now certify-
ing back flow at water meters. (FL#RF0038118)
778-3924 or 778-4461.
OVER THIRTY YEARS craftsman experience. In-
terior, exterior, doors, stairs, windows and trim.
Have sawmill, will travel. Dan Michael, master car-
penter. Call, 745-1043 or cell 962-4068.
WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more by
Hunter Douglas and other major manufacturers.
Lifetime warranty. Call Island resident Keith Barnett
for a free in-home consultation. Many Island refer-
ences, 15 years experience. 778-3526 or 730-0516.
TILE TILE TILE. All variations of ceramic tile
supplied and installed. Quality workmanship,
prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call Neil,
REAL ESTATE, LLC
KEY ROYALE POOL HOME
4BR/3BA Key Royale "500" block, split-
plan, canalfront, 4,000 lb. boat lift, caged
pool, family room, two blocks to great beach.
SARASOTA 28 UNIT MOTEL
1.4 acres on US-41 prime location. Located
near the Ritz, airports, colleges and Van
Wezel. NT-zoned, many other property uses.
In the "Enterprise Zone" = tax incentives.
3BR/2BA, professional ndo.
Furnished, pets, tennis,
across SA close to everything.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND HOME
3BR/2BA home in central Holmes Beach.
Large lot with room for a pool. Immaculate,
short walk to beach. Garage. $329,900.
From $700 / month
Condos/Homes: $500 week / $1,000 month
779-0202 (800) 732-6434
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REAL ESTATE, LLC
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 www.suncoastinc.com
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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Sndy'S Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
SWe Monitor Irrigation Systems
service INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
77841345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
t iEstablished in 1983
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Check our references:
"Quality work at a reasonable price."
Licensed/Insured Serving Anna Maria Island Since 1986 761-8900
Paradise Improvements 778-4173
Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
m Replacement Doors and Windows
Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
Water Damaged Drywall e Tiling Painting
HAND AND SPRAY TEXTURE
Clean, Honest, Reliable More than 20 years experience
Fred 752-7758 Cellular 545-6141 AM
Residential Interior Exterior Pressure Washing
Roof Coating Insured 29 Years Experience
Rick Tanner 941-798-6985
4203 76th St. W., Bradenton, FL 34209
213 54th St., Holmes Beach 778-3082
OPEN: MONDAY thru FRIDAY 7:30 to 5 SATURDAY 8 to 12
Please mention you saw it in The Islander.
L N TE MAii, FTEAR
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Rules in effect for Manatee County:
Lawn and landscape watering is limited to two
days a week.
Addresses ending in even numbers (or A M):
Tuesday and Saturday.
> Addresses ending in odd numbers (or N Z):
Wednesday and Sunday.
> Irrigation not allowed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Irrigation with treated waste water allowed any
>- Owners can wash their vehicles anytime as long
as they use a hand-held hose with a shut-off nozzle.
(Pull the car on the lawn to wash!)
Rinsing boats and flushing of boat motors is al-
lowed for ten minutes daily.
> Hand-watering of plants, NOT LAWNS, is permit-
ted any day.
Questions or comments? Call the Southwest Florida Water
Management District (Swiftmud) toll-free: 1-800-423-1476.
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GRIFFITHS' ISLAND PAINT/ paper services: Inte-
rior/exterior painting, pressure washing and wallpa-
per. For prompt, reliable service at reasonable rates,
call Kevin at 778-2996. Husband/wife team.
ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodel-
ing, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens,
baths. Free estimates. Lic#CGCO61519,
#CCC057977, #PE0020374. Insured. Accepting
25 YEARS EXPERIENCE, highly skilled, depend-
able restoration/renovation expert, carpenter, fine
finishing contractor. Kitchen/bathroom specialist.
Repairs, painting. Paul Beauregard, 779-2294.
KEN & TINA DBA Griffin's Home Improvements.
Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets
and shutters. Insured and licensed, 748-4711.
MASON: 26-years experience. Glass-block,
cinderblock, brick, tile. Walls built and repaired. Ce-
ment repairs. Licensed and insured. Chris, 795-3034
TILE, CARPET, LAMINATE supplied and installed.
Why pay retail? Island resident, many references.
Free estimates, prompt service. Steve Allen Floor
Coverings. 383-5381, or 726-1802.
WINDOW AND DOOR SILLS. Have cracked, crum-
bling, broken cement sills? Will rebuild all sills
promptly. 26-years experience. Chris, 795-3034.
HOME REPAIRS & IMPROVEMENTS Carpentry,
painting, sheet-rock and popcorn, doors, bi-folds,
trim, moldings and general repairs. Homes, condos,
rentals. A.J. Winters, 713-1951.
COMPLETE BATHROOM REMODELING Drywall,
repairs, texture coating, painting. Custom shower
stalls, tub enclosures, fixtures, cabinets, tile. Unique
Options, 752-7758 or 545-6141 (cell).
ANNUAL RENTALS, several to choose from. Big
ones, small ones, and one just right for you. Mike
Norman Realty, 778-6696.
BAYFRONT COTTAGES with docks available.
Turnkey, beautiful views, breezy, quiet area. No
pets, nonsmoking. Priced from $750/month, $400/
week, $80/night. 941-794-5980. www.divefish.com.
CONDO 2BR FURNISHED, beachfront, heated
pool, fishing dock, seasonal, three-month minimum.
Age 55 and older. (813) 247-3178 or week ends
VACATION RENTAL 2BR/1BA, $1,800/month. Walk
to beach, fine restaurants and shopping. 202 56th
St., Holmes Beach. 778-3875.
HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL. Large 2BR ground
floor. Just steps to beach, fully furnished. Bikes, cable,
washer/dryer. $475/week. 704-7650 or 447-6797.
BAYFRONT TRIPLEX annual. Large 2BR/1BA,
$1,000/month and large 1BR/1BA, $850/month.
Washer/dryer hookup, full kitchen, newly reno-
vated. First, last, security. Steps to Bradenton
Beach. Realtor/owner. Home (352) 243-7916, of-
fice (352) 242-0167.
SUMMER, FALL, WINTER rentals available weekly,
monthly, seasonal. Wedebrock Real Estate Co.,
778-6665 or (800) 749-6665.
ANNUAL ONLY 2BR/1BA, directly on Gulf in
Bradenton Beach. $1,050/month, assurity/security
required with contract. 792-2779.
PERICO BAY CLUB 2BR/2BA condo in gated com-
munity, pool, tennis, carport, washer/dryer and lake
view, $950/month, plus utilities. Sunny Shores, 1BR/
1BA, furnished apartment, washer/dyer, close to
beach, $1,000 includes utilities. Peacock Lane, 2BR/
2BA, furnished duplex, washer/dryer, $1000/month,
plus utilities. Wedebrock Real Estate Company, 778-
6665 or (800) 749-6665.
UNFURNISHED ANNUAL Bradenton Beach.
Steps to the beach. Large 1 BR/1 BA with Jacuzzi
tub, washer/dryer, large sundeck with great
views. $850/month. By appointment only, call
778-0292 or 650-3552.
ANNUAL CANALFRONT HOME unfurnished (pets
OK, non smoking). Renovated 2BR/1BA, $2,250/
month, with optional 1 BR/1 BA apartment. Available
Oct. 1, 779-2217.
HOLMES BEACH CANALFRONT home, 2BR/2BA,
completely furnished, garage, laundry, dock, many
extras. $650/week, $1,800/month. Now available.
Call (813) 286-9814.
ANNUAL 2BR/1 BA, clean, remodeled, great neigh-
borhood. Close to beach and shopping. $800/
month. Call 737-8555.
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Sun Set Screens
- Specializing in re-screening.
4 years local experience. Lic. & Ins.
OWNER 720-2742, MANAGER 720-1063
Don't leave the Island
VACATION & SEASON. Private Beach. Walk to
everything. New kitchen, washer/dryer, dishwasher,
phone. VCR, grill, bikes bring your toothbrush!
$375-$775/week and $975-$2,275/month. Please
call 737-1121 or (800) 977-0803.
ANNUALS: Canal, 2BR/2BA, Holmes Beach; 2BR/
2BA, Perico Bay Club; Canal/dock, 2BR/2BA; All
negotiable. T. Dolly Young Real Estate, 778-0807.
BEACHFRONT ANNA MARIA, North Shore Drive.
Currently being remodeled, 2BR/2BA, living room
with fireplace, kitchen, large enclosed porch with
incredible panoramic view. Fully furnished. Avail-
able November 2002 through May 2003, minimum
three months. 778-3645.
SEASONAL/VACATION MARTINIQUE condos.
Three south and one north. Beautifully updated. T
Dolly Young Real Estate, 778-0807.
DIRECT GULFFRONT: Water's Edge condo.
Beautiful 2BR/2BA available February, March, April
2003 season. Newly remodeled, heated pool, ten-
nis courts. (530) 581-3396.
SEASONAL RENTAL Renovated ground-level
home, steps to beach. Available at 2BR/1BA or
3BR/2BA, cable TV, dishwasher, washer/dryer.
(813) 300-8543 or (813) 990-8543.
STEPS TO BEACH: 1-2BR, newly remodeled, fully
furnished, TV, telephone, kitchen, microwave. $395/
week or $1,250/month, plus tax. Call 778-1098.
LONGBOAT KEY CONDO Banyon Bay Club, 2BR/
2BA, first-floor unit. Heated pool, tennis, fishing
dock, steps to beach. Available monthly, seasonal
or annually. (203) 481-0000.
CANALFRONT HOME Holmes Beach, 2BR/2BA,
nicoJy furnished, garage, large screened lanai,
'peaceful, nice view, new dock. No pets, non smok-
Sing. Weekly, monthly, seasonally. 779-2005.
WALK TO BEACH fully furnished 2BR/2BA home in
beautiful Anna Maria. Non smoking, no pets, please.
Weekly/monthly/seasonally. (810) 695-6379.
BAYFRONT HOME with beach. City of Anna Maria.
Furnished 3BR, immaculate. Available August and
PANORAMIC VIEWS of Gulf and bay. 3BR/2BA
ground-floor home with screened lanai, two-car ga-
rage. Home on large lot with boat dock. Seasonal:
$3,000/month with three-month minimum. Annual,
$1,500/month (boat dock not included). 779-9074,
cell (730) 587-4675.
BREATHTAKING VIEW OF GULF. 2BR/2BA
ground-floor condo, heated pool, friendly commu-
nity. Clean and turnkey furnished. Carport. Three-
month minimum. (734) 665-4641.
EXCEPTIONALLY NICE: 3BR/2BA unfur-
nished home with two-car garage and dock.
6601 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. $1,800/
month. (941) 725-4488.
CANCELLATION! Now available Jan. 1. 3BR/2BA
west of Gulf Drive. Totally remodeled. Tile through-
out, new appliances. Clean, bright and airy. $2,975/
month seasonal, (813) 785-5678.
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL 2BR/2BA screen
lanai, garage, dock. remodeled in Island style and
colors, tropical landscaping. Nice, quiet area, no
pets, non smoking, $950/month. Also, available fur-
ANNUAL RENTALS: Beautiful 2BR/2BA half duplex,
steps to beach, new ceramic floors, new stove and
refrigerator, washer/dryer hookup, new carport, no
pets $900/month. 2BR/2BA half duplex, new ceramic
floors, $750/month. 2BR/1BA stackable washer/dryer
hookup, $725/month. 1 BR/1 BA, neat clean, no pets,
$650/month. Dolores M. Baker Realty, 778-7500.
CONDO: HOLMES BEACH furnished 2BR/2BA,
vacation, seasonal or annual, non smoking, close
to everything. Heated pool, tennis court, fishing
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA duplex, north end of Anna
Maria, quiet and private. Newly remodeled four
houses from beach. Fenced yard, small pet OK.
$850/month. Phone 778-4837.
KEY ROYALE: Bayfront home offers 3BR/3BA,
lovely gourmet kitchen, two-car garage, heated
pool, dock with boat lift and bay views from every
room. Annual, unfurnished, available now. $2,300/
month. (941) 587-2213.
COMMERCIAL STOREFRONT retail or office
space. Approximately 900 square feet. Great loca-
NORTH SHORE DRIVE beachfront. Two spacious
homes both 3BR/2BA with all conveniences. One is
$4,500/month, the other is $3800/month. 778-2541
or (813) 752-4235.
Charming 2BR/2BA waterfront villa in "homey"
Holmes Beach. Fantastic view and dock with great
fishing. Annual $900 to $1,000/month. Call (970)
846-8466 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
BAY VIEW! 2BR/2BA unfurnished duplex. Washer/
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ANNUAL 1 BR/1 BA Duplex. New kitchen, tile floors,
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PINE BAY FOREST: 3BR/2BA unfurnished condo.
Fireplace, community pool, close to beaches.
$1,200/month. Wedebrock Real Estate, 778-6665.
STELLAR CONTENTMENT: 2BR/2BA condo with
tranquil lake view. Two pools/spa. Tennis. Fur-
nished, washer/dryer, other amenities, $950/month,
minimum seven-month lease. 748-9238.
KEY ROYALE. Bayfront home offers 3BR/3BA,
lovely gourmet kitchen, two-car garage, heated
pool, dock with boat lift and bay views from every
room. Annual, unfurnished, available now. $2,300/
month. Call (941) 587-2213. VACATION RENT-
ALS: 2BR apartments across from beautiful beach,
$350 to $450/week. Fall and winter dates available.
Almost Beach Apartments, 778-2374.
CANAL HOME in Anna Maria Island. 70-foot dock
with full shore power service on deep-water canal.
Fully remodeled 3BR/2BA home. Master suite with
office/library overlooking water. Sliding glass doors
open to trellis and 1,600 square feet of decking
down to dock. Fully fenced back yard. Pets wel-
come with deposit. $1,750/month with annual lease.
Contact owner at 776-0075 or 748-3087.
LARGE ANNUAL: Bradenton Beach, 2BR/2BA,
duplex, carport; storage room, washer/dryer
hookup, new carpet. Glimpse of Gulf. $850/month.
MORE ADS = MORE READERS in The Islander!
SELLING OR BUYING a house? Need extra
space? Budget Self- Storage can help. Daily,
weekly, monthly specials. Boxes and packing sup-
LONGBOAT KEY former bank building, 4,700
square feet, zoned office/professional. Twenty.park-
ing spaces, contemporary design, great visibility.
$14/square foot. Can divide. Owner/Realtor, 388-
5514 or call 809-4253.
FOR SALE BY OWNER Steps to beautiful beach on
north end of Anna Maria. 2BR/3BA, over 2,000
square feet under air conditioning, two-car garage,
enclosed porch, large living room and separate din-
ing room. 788 N. Shore Drive. $689,000. Shown by
appointment only, call Lori, 322-8335.
ANNA MARIA 4,300-square-foot, multi-use residen-
tial/retail office. 2,200 square-foot elevated, 2,160-
square-foot ground level. Built 1983. $549,900. Of-
WANTED TO PURCHASE: Two absolute Gulffront
condos north of Manatee Public Beach. Out-of-state
buyers waiting. Call Geoff Wall, Realtor, Wedebrock
Real Estate, 778-0700.
CATCH EVERY BREEZE! Waterview, turnkey fur-
nished 3BR/2BA with boat slip, great landscaping,
fenced backyard, two blocks to beach and trolley.
$342,000. Owner, 778-0805 or 962-6056.
ANNA MARIA CITY: 3BR/2.5BA waterfront home, no-
bridge access to bay. Large screened decks, dock with
12,000 lb. lift. Open plan, many extra features, excel-
lent condition. Asking $649,000. Robert Loomis, li-
censed broker. Call 779-9200 for appointment.
CANALFRONT over 2,000 square feet under air.
2BR/1BA, plus 1BR/1BA in-law apartment. Lush
tropical yard. Renovated with tile floors. $579,000.
BEAUTIFUL CANALFRONT LOT in prestigious
northern Anna Maria. Direct bay access, no bridges.
Quiet cul-de-sac. 75-by-151-foot lot (11,350 square
feet). 516 Kumquat. For sale by owner,.$419,000.
E-mail: OliverZorn@web.de: ..-
ISLAND LIVING YOU CAN AFFORD! Turn key fur-
nished 1BR/1BA mobile home. Elevated ceiling in
living room, eat-in kitchen. Large outdoor shed.
Peek of Gulf, steps to beach. Located in Sandpiper
Mobile Resort senior park, (905) 623-0881.
BRAND NEW 2BR/2.5BA condo on golf course at
beautiful Tobago Hilton on Tobago Island, Trinidad
in the Caribbean. 1,694 square feet. Excellent rental
market. Asking $229,000, appraised at $241,000.
Call Rick at 778-1102 or 727-5873.
HOUSEBOAT FOR SALE. Excellent live aboard,
guest quarters or rental income producer. $45,000
or make offer. View at Web site: geocities.com/
houseboatsunseeker or call 778-3526.
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For information call 778-7127
STHE BIG PICTURE
It's all about real estate!
ABSOLUTELY BETTER THAN NEW!
New A/C system and ducts.
\ New windows and doors.
New tile floors.
N, ew water heater.
New garage door.
Screened porch w/tile floor.
Large lot 90x100.
You will not find a home at this price that
offers as much as this home offers. Com-
pletely remodeled and updated on large
spacious lot with room for a pool and spa.
Don't let this one slip away!
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i .l. hideaway is tucked away on a natural
S t ') mangrove setting with a beautiful water-
S, side brick patio nestled among the foliage.
..LV, a' Fs '1P Features include high ceilings throughout
~1I the home, wooden floors, Saltillo tile, gas
T. fireplace, large gourmet kitchen complete
with a center island, built-in wine rack and
JennAir glass cook top. Other amenities
include a large, screened patio overlooking
"- ,- Lake LaVista and a spiral oak staircase
S' leading to a loft which could be an office,
S' gym or fourth bedroom. Easy vinyl siding
S. and low maintenance yard with an auto-
,:& ,. matic irrigation system makes taking care
. '"' i J of the wonderful queen, coconut and
S'Christmas palms, as well as the jasmine
vines and ferns, a breeze!
Priced at $695,000.
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5 They run in gangs
10 Invite for
15 Grace period?
19 Stubbs of the Four Tops
20 Muse whose name means
22 "Fatal Attraction" director
23 Gershwin song for
26 "La Belle et la
27 It crashed on 3/23/01
28 Carpet quality
29 Korean president, 1948-
30 Ate up
32 Subjects of appraisals
34 Diamond production?
35 Bygone attire
36 Military response
37 Feature of an old-
38 Not fresh
39 Kind of point or theory
40 Shania Twain song for
43 Masochist's start
44 Video store section
47 Cotton capsule
48 Veteran journalist __
49 Evil general in "Superman
51 Spill a little
55 Wilde play
59 Half note
61 Tiny energy units, for
62 Setting for Camus's
63 Rules and
65 Tony Bennett song for
68 Poker game locales
69 Makes sense
71 Track sites
76 Plants in a Fugard
78 Florentine painting,
79 Either of two Spice
80 Einstein's hometown
82 Baby (tender
84 Conspires with
86 Cosby's first series
88 Another Gershwin
song for egotists
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93 Old character
98 At all
100 Halloween decora-
101 Like some olives
102 It may have horns
103 Bridge part
104 Platte River tribe
106 They may be tied up
107 Cole Porter song for
111 Torn (from), old-style
112 Short, say
113 They're expected
114 It has a head and hops
115 Saloon selections
116 Sports awards
117 Lose it
118 Flying fish eaters
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4 Club date
6 Master's hurdle
7 Strengthen, in a way
8 P.O. item
9 Tart treats
10 They used to be hot
12 Home for Wyatt Earp:
13 History book inset
14 Musically monotonous
15 Mitch who wrote
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16 Frankie Valli song for
24 Characteristic of a bull
31 Diner cupful
33 "Yeah, right!"
34 Class list
37 "Ali," e.g.
41 Chophouse choices
42 Give a lift
43 Having a bottom
44 Like capital letters in
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45 Found unexpectedly
46 Debby Boone song for
49 Go the other way
52 Reputation ruiner
54 1946 Literature Nobelist
55 Was out
56 Dance music
57 Supporters of the arts
60 Duck type
62 Ethically neutral
64 Simmons rival
66 "Once ...
67 On fire in the kitchen
70 Grand Canyon spot
73 Most sordid
76 "A Delicate
77 Spade work
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86 Dancer Duncan
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2BA + 4-room bonus area under A/C. Enjoy beau-
tiful sunsets from this Key West style island home.
Walk to gorgeous white sand beaches. $339,900.
MLS#83713. Chard Winheim, 778 2261.
SANDPIPER CIRCLE Perico Bay Club, Turnkey
furnished. Bright furnishings, light carpeting,
glass lanai. Ready to move in. 24-hour manned
security. $179,900. MLS#83377. Rose Schnoerr,
PERICO BAY CLUB Direct bay view from glass
enclosed and screened wrap-a-round lanai, very
private. 3BR end unit, vaulted ceilings, French
country dining area, new A/C. $315,000.
MLS#84673. Rose Schnoerr, 778-2261.
7100 28th St. Ct.
2223 E. 15th St.
Chard Winheim -$349,900
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BAYSHORE AREA 2BR/1BA. Great westside
location, west on US 41. Located in the desirable
Bayshore area. Good schools. Excellent home
for first time buyer. Walk to shopping $94,900.
MLS#83978. Chard Winheim, 778-2261.
INCREDIBLE VIEW of Palma Sola Bay!
Lovely 2BR/2BA, ground-floor unit. Totally
turnkey furnished. Eat-in kitchen, one-car
garage with extra storage. $242,000.
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