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Skimming the news ... For the best in Island sports for 1999, see page 24.


Anna Maria



The


"The Best News on Anna Maria Island"


Islander


IISLANDER


Wildlife on Anna Maria.


Volume 8, no. 8, Jan. 5, 2000 FREE


Anna Maria


commission


scratches


bids, heads
By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
It's back to the drawing board to
replace decking boards on the closed
Anna Maria City Pier. Meanwhile the
pier crumbles while commissioners
bumble its repair.
Bids for the pier's reconstruction
were sought in November and opened at
city hall in December. The commission
was in the process of awarding the bid to
one of three contractors when City At-
torney Bob Hendrickson recommended
the city cancel all bids because of a
botched attempt on the city's part to
make the bids "equal."
The bid process went awry when the
city advertised for contractors to submit
bids for reconstruction of the pier with-
out asking for a demolition price of the
restaurant and rest rooms in its specifi-
cations and advertisement.
The demolition was overlooked by
Public Works Director Phil Charnock.
Upon opening the bids, Charnock
realized three of the four contractors
submitted bids including a price for
demolition. Because the specifications
didn't request a demolition amount, and
in order to even things out, Charnock
asked the contractors to re-submit a bid
without the demolition cost.
At a special meeting the commis-
sion decided it was unable to award the
project to a contractor without knowing
what the demolition and hauling away
of materials would cost. The contractors
were again asked to change their bids -
this time to include demolition.
Following the meeting, three of the
four contractors re-submitted bids to
include a demolition price and one
dropped out.
According to the estimates received,
it will cost the city between $600,000
and $800,000 to replace all the pilings,
stringers and decking and remove the
buildings. Each of the contractors esti-
mated it would take between four and
five months to do the repairs.
The restaurant has been closed since
October after lease negotiations failed
between the city and former tenant.
Mayor Chuck Shumard closed the
fishing pier to fishers and strollers in
November fearing someone could get
hurt because of the dilapidated condition
of the pier.
Now the city will start anew in its
quest to renovate the pier by going out
to bid again, pushing the possible re-
PLEASE SEE PIER, NEXT PAGE
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Twisting as far as the eye can see
More than 1,000 people gathered at Coquina Beach to watch the last sunset of 1999 and also to set a world record for the
most people doing the Twist. Islander Photo: Paul Roat


Holmes Beach qualifying next week


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Wasting no time, four candidate hope-
fuls have picked up qualifying packets for


Holmes Beach's
March 14 election.
The terms of
Mayor Carol
Whitmore, Commis-
sioner Sandy Haas-
Martens and Com-
missioner Roger
Lutz expire with this
election.
Although quali-
fying doesn't offi-
cially open until
noon Jan. 11, incum-
bents Whitmore and


submitting petitions with signatures of
15 voters residing in the city and filing
a candidate residency affidavit. The
election assessment fee is $96 for mayor


Although qualifying doesn't
officially open until noon
Tuesday, incumbent Mayor
Carol Whitmore,
Commissioner Sandy Haas-
Martens and resident Joan
Perry have already picked up
campaign packets.


Haas-Martens and resident Joan Perry
have picked up packets.
Lutz says he is undecided as to
whether he will seek another term.
Commissioner Don Maloney,
whose term is not up for another year,
also picked up a packet of qualifying
papers. Maloney declined to comment
to The Islander as to his purpose.
Challengers have until noon Jan. 25
to qualify for the two-year terms which
will begin March 27. The mayor's sal-
ary is $9,600 per year and each
commissioner's salary is $4,800.
A candidate must be a citizen of the
United States, a registered voter and a resi-
dent of the city for two years prior to quali-
fying for office. Qualifying packets are
available at city hall. Packets include fi-
nancial disclosure forms, a loyalty oath, an
oath of candidate, petitions and affidavits.
Candidates qualify by paying an
election assessment fee equal to 1 per-
cent of the annual salary of the office,


and $48 for commis-
sioner.
A second
method of qualifying
is for the candidate to
file an "Undue Bur-
den" oath, which
eliminates paying the
election assessment
fee and collecting
voter signatures.
Candidates
must file three cam-
paign reports. The first
is due Feb. 25 and cov-


ers the period from Jan. 11 to Feb. 18. The
second is due March 10 and covers the
period from Feb. 19 to March 9. The third
report is due June 12 and covers the period
from March 10 to June 12.
Voters have until Feb. 14 to register
for the election and may register at city
hall. Absentee ballots are available by
calling the Manatee County Elections
Center at 741-3823.
All voting will take place at Gloria
Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive,
from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on March 14.

Referendum issues
on ballot, too
In addition to electing a mayor and
two commissioners, Holmes Beach vot-
ers will be asked to decide on two refer-
endum issues:
Lengthening officials' terms of
office from two to four years.
Changing the election date from


the first Tuesday in March to the first
Tuesday in November.
Both changes were approved for the
ballot by commissioners last fall and,
according to the city charter, they must
be approved by voters at a general elec-
tion before taking effect.
Last spring Maloney made the sug-
gestion that commissioners increase the
term of office to four years. He said it's
time consuming and expensive to fund
a campaign every two years.
The suggestion to change the election
date was made last summer by Commis-
sioner Rich Bohnenberger. He said his
recommendation would save the city
money, reduce the number of election
signs in the city and increase voter turnout.



IHappenings

Everything you
ever wanted to
know about drugs
The Holmes Beach Police
Department will present a forum
on drugs and drug abuse Jan. 6
from 7 to 9 p.m. at Holmes Beach
City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive.
Substance abuse topics will
include alcohol, marijuana, LSD,
MDMA/Ecstasy, GHB, heroin,
cocaine and other illegal drugs.
All parents and community mem-
bers are invited to attend and learn
about drugs and how to recognize
the signs of drug abuse.
D.A.R.E. Officer Eric
Kuusela will lead the forum.


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PAGE 2 0 JAN. 5, 2000 M THE ISLANDER


Anna Maria bike path a different type of roadkill


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
Shock, disappointment and anger are among the
sentiments being expressed following the cancellation
of the Anna Maria bike path project.
Pedaling backward, city officials voted 3 to 2 Dec.
14 to return $245,000 in long-awaited state funds for
construction of a bike path which would have begun
this month.
Already $40,000 of the funds was spent for a sur-
vey of the proposed path and planning had been in the
works for more than five years. The path would have
eventually linked with bike paths planned in Holmes
Beach and Bradenton Beach.
"It's a crying shame. The only saving grace is the
city has a low speed limit," Wayne Natt said.
A member of Manatee Bike Club, Natt is con-
cerned for the safety of bicyclists riding in Anna Maria.
"Many cities across the nation have routes for al-
ternative transportation and lives are saved as a result,"
he said.
His club wrote a letter Dec. 21 addressed to the
commission, extending a big "Bronx Cheer" to those
commissioners responsible for killing the project.
It further stated, "We hope your tenure in Anna
Maria City Hall is a short one!"


Island cities are scrambling over freed-up
funds from the failed Anna Maria City bike path.
Officials in Holmes Beach and Bradenton
Beach hope they can convince members of the
Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organi-
zation and the Florida Department of Transporta-
tion to accelerate their bike path projects several
years in the wake of Anna Maria's decision to re-
ject $246,000 in state funds for bike lanes there.
Here's how the dominoes are projected, and
hoped, to fall.
Holmes Beach is scheduled to have bike
lanes along Gulf Drive from Manatee Avenue to
85th Street in fiscal year 2001-02. Cost is
$203,000. If regional transportation planners and
DOT officials approve the city's request, the de-


Betty Simches, the wife of the late Anna Maria
Mayor Ray Simches, is among those disappointed. It
was her husband who envisioned a bike path in the city
and went after money for its construction.
SShe said the elimination of parking spaces along


Crashing out of the old year
Ana Hernandez, 27, of Bradenton, driving a 1989 Mercury, met up with Stanley Hoffman Jr., 51, of Anna Maria in a
Chrysler LeBaron head on at Manatee Avenue and East Bay Drive in Holmes Beach on Thursday, Dec. 30, shortly
after 8 a.m. Traffic was routed around the scene as both drivers were transported to Blake Hospital for treatment.
Hernandez was attempting a left turn when she crashed into Hoffman, who was eastbound. Due to conflicting
information from the drivers and a witness who remained at the scene, Holmes Beach Police Lt. Dale Stephenson
asks that any additional witnesses contact him at 708-5804. Islander Photo: Bonner Futch


sign and construction for this project could begin this
year.
Bradenton Beach is scheduled to have bike
lanes along Gulf Drive from the northern city limits
to Longboat Bridge in fiscal year 2004-05. Cost is
estimated at $250,000. If Holmes Beach receives
Anna Maria's project funds, Bradenton Beach could
take Holmes Beach's projected funding ahead of
schedule perhaps in fiscal year 2002-03.
"The key is to get the DOT to move expeditiously
to design the projects," MPO's Keith Drake told Island
officials. "The important thing is that Anna Maria Island
doesn't lose the money for bike lanes."
The matter will be discussed Jan. 24 at the MPO
meeting, with a final decision to be made by the
DOT.


the route isn't a good enough reason to stop the project.
"It doesn't make sense to eradicate the problem and
deny money already in hand," she said.
Simches said a lot of effort went into the project
and she doesn't think people were polled for their opin-
ion on the bike path before it was canceled.
Commissioner George Mckay said he made a mo-
tion to cancel the project because he didn't see a com-
promise.
Sending the path down another route wouldn't
have solved anything because it still would have im-
pacted a residential street, he said.
McKay said, "I was adamant about stopping the
project because the community was upset. They didn't
want a bike path."
The proposed bike path benefited true cyclists and
not Anna Maria residents, he said.
He also said his intent was not to slight Simches
vision. McKay said he still would like to see a bike path
constructed in Anna Maria, but it will need to be imple-
mented and addressed differently.
As to the reason for canceling the impending
project, Commissioner Doug Wolfe said he and
Simches were not happy with the state calling the shots.
He says the city decided not to pursue a bike bath
and wasn't sure how it got resurrected.
Simches said Wolfe's statement is untrue.
Dottie McChesney was mayor of Anna Maria in
1995. She said she was shocked when she heard the
news. McChesney said she didn't recall the bike path
ever being put on hold or called off and remembers
her administration mulling over the placement of the
bike path.
Commissioner Max Znika also voted against the
bike path. Mayor Chuck Shumard and Vice Mayor
Robert McElheny voted to maintain the project.


City pier delays continue in Anna Maria


CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
opening date back by a couple of months.
The city recognized the repairs were needed two
years ago when it sought a grant to help restore the pier.
It applied for a grant in September 1998, received a
$100,000 matching grant in July 1999 and returned the
funding in September 1999, stating stipulations that
went along with the money were prohibitive.
Commissioners opted to shoulder the cost of re-
storing the pier by securing a loan and initiated bids
from engineers to find out the extent of the repairs
needed.
In October, two engineer firms submitted prices
for an independent survey. One bid was $9,600 and
the other bid was $23,000. According to Charnock
and the commission, neither company could say for
certain what the condition of the pilings were be-
neath the surface.
In an attempt to save money on a survey, commis-
sioners decided to go directly to a contractor, reason-
ing that the contractor would have to perform a survey
as to what needed replaced on the pier.
Instead the commission received bids which in-
cluded the replacement of all pilings and decking
boards no matter the condition, in part because of the
way the invitation to bid was worded.


Vice Mayor Robert McElheny said the city is
learning from its mistakes.
He said, "We were missing key components of a
correct bid and now we'll be able to rewrite a bid to
reflect the scope of work we need accomplished."
Not everyone on the commission agrees on what
needs to be accomplished and Charnock said there's no
documentation of previous work done.
Shumard would like to see everything replaced,
while McElheny only wants to replace what needs to
be replaced.
McElheny said he thinks the walkway should be
retopped and pilings and decking boards replaced in the
area of the restaurant and rest rooms.
Following the cancellation of the bids, McKay
suggested the city go back to square one and get an
engineering survey of the pier from a marine or archi-
tectural company. McKay said he did some spot
checking along the pier during low tide and thinks
many of the pilings look to be in good shape.
He said there has to be an engineering firm that will
take a leap of faith and certify the condition of the pil-
ings.
McKay compares the process to adding a second
story to a home. One of the first questions a contrac-
tor will ask is if the foundation can support the addi-
tional weight, he said.


Officials ask: who gets the money?


No suspects in

Holmes Beach

robbery case,

police say
Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay Romine said
there are no suspects in a reported robbery Dec.
19 at NationsBank, 699 Manatee Avenue,
Holmes Beach.
"I am currently investigating the case and I
have no comment until my investigation is com-
pleted," Det. Sgt. Nancy Rogers added.
The victim, Kenneth Courtwright, 38, of
Cortez, reported he was making a deposit at the
night deposit box and as he began to exit his ve-
hicle, the suspect approached him, held a gun to
his neck, took the bank bag and fled east from the
bank.
Officers from Holmes Beach and Bradenton
Beach searched the area but did not locate the
suspect. The suspect is described as male, 5 feet
9 inches tall, of medium build, wearing a black
motorcycle helmet with a tinted visor, a black
long-sleeved shirt, black gloves and blue jeans.







Planners OK parking variance for

proposed tackle shop in Bradenton Beach


By Paul Roat
Bill Lowman has cleared the first hurdle in his
effort to expand Island Discount Tackle to
Bradenton Beach.
Lowman has received approval of the Bradenton
Beach Planning and Zoning Board to reduce the num-
ber of parking spaces from 14 to three at his hoped-for
additional location at 2219 Gulf Drive. Longtime Is-
landers will remember it as the site of former mayor
Dick Connick's TV repair shop.
Planners unanimously approved the parking reduc-
tion after Lowman presented them with a parking study
based on traffic into and out of his current full-service
bait and tackle shop in the Island Shopping Centre in
Holmes Beach.
In a six-day period earlier this month, Lowman
tracked the number of custorfers. Of 397 total shop-
pers, Lowman found that "there are one or two people
in the store most of the time, and rarely are there three
of four people at any one time." He added that Decem-
ber is one of his busiest months.
City planning consultant Bill Brisson concurred,


advising planning commissioners that "99 percent of
the time, two spaces would be adequate, or perhaps
sometimes three." Brisson advised the board that the
three parking spots would be sufficient for the business
based on the traffic flow.
Lowman started the Holmes Beach business in
1988. He plans to take the current 2,200-square foot
building with its mixed use and convert it into retail
use. The building is currently used as an office, plus
having retail space and two apartments.
The building is owned by Robert and Jennifer
Perryman. If all city officials approve the various vari-
ance requests, Lowman will buy the property.
The planning board's recommendation has been
referred to the city commission, which will make a fi-
nal determination during Thursday's meeting, begin-
ning at 7 p.m.
Still uncertain is whether a variance may be
needed by the city's board of adjustment. Building
Official Roger Titus said he will determine if any
other variances are needed once full plans are sub-
mitted to the city.


Holmes Beach now ready for any disaster


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
If the storms that hit France recently, toppling 62,000
trees in Paris, had occurred in Holmes Beach, officials
here say they'd have been well prepared for cleanup.
City commissioners have signed a five-year con-
tract with Grubbs Construction Company for disaster
recovery services. The contract is renewable on a five-
year basis; however, costs for specific services will be
reviewed annually.
Grubbs' obligations include:
Removing as quickly as possible all hazards to
life and property resulting from a disaster event.
Providing technical and program management
assistance.


Providing labor, tools, equipment, transportation
and supervision.
Securing and paying for all licenses.
Providing insurance such as worker's compensa-
tion, liability and theft.
The city's obligations include furnishing all infor-
mation and documents necessary for the services to
commence.
According to the contract's scope of services for de-
bris removal, Grubbs will clear the city's primary trans-
portation routes, remove debris from city property and
rights of way, remove hazardous stumps and fill the holes,
maintain sites to process debris, abate hazardous waste,
clean debris-laden sand and dispose of all debris.
At the direction of city officials, Grubbs will re-


THE ISLANDER 0 JAN. 5, 2000 0 PAGE 3

Meetings


Anna Maria City
1/11, 7:30 p.m., Commission meeting
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
778-0781.

Bradenton Beach
1/6,7 p.m., Commission meeting. Agenda: public hear-
ing on parking at 2219 Gulf Drive, street vacation pub-
lic hearing date and time setting, beach rental business
presentation, promotion of deputy public works direc-
tor discussion, and public comments.

1/7, 8:30 a.m., Commission work session with depart-
ment heads.
1/12, 1:30 p.m., Commission work session with city
attorney.
1/13, 6:30 p.m., Planning and Zoning Board.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
1/11, 7 p.m., Commission meeting followed by work
session.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Of Interest
1/6, 7 p.m., Holmes Beach Police Department forum
for parents and community members on drugs and drug
abuse, Holmes Beach City Hall.
1/10, 3 p.m., Island Transportation Planning Organiza-
tion, Holmes Beach City Hall.
1/12, 10 a.m., Island Emergency Operations Center,
Fire Station 1, 6001 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

move debris from private property that creates an im-
minent threat to life, safety and health, and demolish
residences destroyed by the disaster.
Grubbs will also help city employees create a recov-
ery documentation plan and obtain federal and state reim-
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County approves Estuary land vacation despite opposition


By Pat Copeland,
Islander Reporter
Protesters were thrown for a loop last week when the
Manatee County Commission voted to vacate 27 acres of
land including a portion of Old Palma Sola Loop Road to
a developer.
Neighbors in numbers three to dne against the vaca-
tion said they were concerned aboutifuture traffic issues,
the public interest, quality of life, emergency evacuation,
drainage and access to the water.
Robinson Farms Inc./Florida Fancy sought the vaca-
tion in order to build 450 upscale single family homes and
a world-class golf course and clubhouse. The project area
includes 700 acres of land bounded by Tampa Bay, Perico
Bayou, Palma Sola Bay and 99th Street North West. It will
be accessed by 17th Avenue North West and Ninth Av-
enue North West, both off 75th Street in Bradenton.
The project was approved by the board in April but
was contingent on the vacation of approximately eight
acres of public right of way. Residents have been lobby-
ing to preserve this right of way as a greenway. It includes
a portion of Ninth Avenue North West and 103rd Street
West, a platted but unimproved street.
To compromise, developer Bill Robinson agreed to
provide a public easement for a multi-purpose trail which
will tie into the county's trail and state's greenway pro-
grams, Vogler said. The trail will border the development
along 99th Street North West from Ninth Avenue North
West and continue along the southern boundary.
At that point it will meet with the planned county
portion of the trail that will continue south across the old
pedestrian footbridge to the Palma Sola Causeway in the
vicinity of 107th Court West at Perico Shores.
Attorney Ed Vogler, representing the developer, said
the trail will be "an amenity for northwest Bradenton that
is truly the culmination of several dreams."
Vogler said the trail will provide pedestrian and bi-
cycle access from DeSoto National Memorial along 75th
Street to 17th Avenue North West or Ninth Avenue North
West, past the botanical park, down 99th Street North
West, through the project and across a pedestrian bridge
to the Palma Sola Causeway.
One unresolved issue was the hours of operation for


the trail, Vogler told the board. The developer wants to
close the trail between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. However,
county staffers recommend 24-hour access.
"We strongly urge you to adopt the document that
contains the language with the time limitation," Vogler
said. "We think this is a lifestyle and enforcement issue."

The public speaks out
Holmes Beach resident Joan Perry was the first to
speak, pointing out that the project area is a flood plain and
the right of way is important for the health, welfare and
safety of residents in case of an emergency.
"I look at you as being trustees of the public interest,"
Perry said. "If we need a bike trail, we already have a
public right of way. Why can't we have that? There is no
public purpose in vacating this right of way."
David Holt, president of the Manatee County Bicycle
and Pedestrian Advisory Board, pointed out the benefits
of a trail in preventing crime and vandalism and promot-
ing positive activity.
"The trade off to vacate the right of way and have a
linear park developed is very fair," Holt said.
Arlene Geraldson of Geraldson Farms on Ninth Av-
enue North West agreed, saying, "By giving this away our
only avenue for alleviating that will be totally gone."
Attorney Dan Lobeck, representing ManaSota 88 as
well as a group of neighbors, cited several examples of
case law on public purpose.
"This right of way was originally designed and ob-
tained by the county for a roadway along 103rd Street that
would be tied in to Manatee Avenue," Elearie Nelson said.
"Your traffic planners knew there would be a lot of devel-
opment in this area and they intended this to be another
way off the peninsula."
David Hamrick of 18th Avenue North West agreed,
noting, "If you can build Alligator Alley all the way across
the state, you can sure as hell build 103rd from Ninth
Avenue to Manatee Avenue."
Greg Geraldson of Geraldson Farms said the devel-
opment will exacerbate drainage problems in the area. "If
you vacate 103rd Street to'the north, the 103rd Street ex-
tension to Manatee Avenue will forever be a dead end,"
he said.


Anna Geraldson of Ninth Avenue North West pre-
sented the board with petitions containing signatures of
371 residents opposing the vacation.

Staff and board air concerns
Manatee County Transportation Director Larry Mau
said the issue of access has been alleviated by the addition
of a connection through the development to 17th Avenue
North West.
Mau said evacuation is the biggest concern of staff-
ers and they have discussed the possibility of connecting
103rd Street West to the Palma Sola Causeway, which
includes a bridge over Perico Bayou. However a bridge
would be very costly and have a negative impact on man-
groves there, he said.
Staffers presented the alternative of extending the land
bridge across the causeway north to connect with a cul de
sac in the project, thus providing a one-lane emergency
access at a cost of about $500,000.
County Attorney Jeffrey Steinsnyder said there are
provisions in the easement document that insure that
drainage across the property will continue as it has oc-
curred historically.
McClash said the county is not vacating the portion
of 103rd Street North between the project and the cause-
way, "so it doesn't rule out a connection in the future. If
there's a way to connect to Manatee Avenue directly, let's
hear about it and deal with it. Everybody on this board
would vote to have access to Manatee Avenue if staff says
it's possible."
Commissioner Amy Stein moved to deny the
project and Commissioner Jonathan Bruce seconded
her motion.
"It's a quality project and the greenway bike path is
a good idea as well, but I don't think we're addressing the
issue of the future transportation needs of northwest
Bradenton," Bruce said. The motion failed.
A second motion to approve the project passed. The
board also voted to provide 24-hour access to the trail.
The board then approved a revised development plan
to change the designation of 130 of the development's
planned units from single-family attached homes to multi-
family housing.


City of Holmes Beach
PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a GENERAL ELECTION
will be held in the City of Holmes Beach on Tuesday, March 14,2000
from 7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.

This election is being hqld for the purpose of electing two (2) City
Commission members and, one (1) Mayor for two year terms of of-
fice each.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that petitions may be filed to
have the names of candidates placed on the ballot from 12:00 noon
on January 11, 2000 to noon on January 25, 2000. Candidate quali-
fying information may be Obtained at City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, Florida. All candidates must be comply with the
Florida Public Disclosure Law at the time of filing.

POLLING LOCATIONS will be at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church,
6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, Florida (Precinct 92) and St. Ber-
nard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach, Florida
(Precinct 93).

Voter registration books will close
Monday February 14, 2000.


CITY OF HOLMES BEACH
City Clerk Brooke A. Bennett
Election notice 2000





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'So long' to our treasure
Most-asked-for items in The Islander by subscrib-
ers are June Alder's "Those Were the Days," and the
real estate sales. We hope this means that folks take it
for granted that we'll be including the news.
During our seven-plus years of publishing, there's
been no more frequent request for back copies than for
Alder's enthralling tales of Anna Maria history.
SHer stories have drawn distant relatives of early
settlers from the woodwork and from all over the
country producing even more information and pho-
tos for her columns.
June produced stories from her personal friendship
with Miriam Hall, the third child born on Anna Maria
Island to Wilbur and Mary Hall, Mary the daughter of
the first homesteader George Bean. Miriam's brother
Clarence lived half a block from June and husband Ed
in Chicago and hence their Island connection.
And Miriam only died in February 1999 at age 99.
A long and dear friendship indeed.
As June wrote: "It's hard to believe that nearly a
century has passed since these remarkable people were
youngsters here when there were no bridges, only one
dirt road, a one-room schoolhouse and fewer people
than turtles. But plenty of fish jumping in the bayous,
buckets of shellfish flourishing in the bay and an un-
limited supply of happy, lazy days in which to do noth-
ing."
Alder's accounts of Island history went far beyond
a record of times past. They were made personal, of-
ten touching, and brought our early days on Anna
Maria into an intimate focus. They were indeed stories,
fitting of a storyteller's scene alongside a roaring fire
at the beach, with shadowed listeners and a glow of
light on the storyteller's face, hands animating the trea-
sured words.
And so, it's with much regret we must say "So
long" to the column. This week's column is her last,
and fittingly, one she saved and savored. A favorite
series will repeat in her space opposite the editorial
page until we commence with stories regarding the
50th anniversary of Holmes Beach's incorporation.
As for the Alders, June has new exciting plans for
her life that are taking the couple to Emory University
in Atlanta, possibly for several years.
Due largely to the influence of one source of June's
writing, another Bean descendant, Marion Coleman,
and an inspirational visit to Mt. Ararat in Turkey sev-
eral years ago, June will begin theological studies.
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newspaper in the 1970s. She was the editor and a strong
leader in the news room, unfailing in her attention to
the responsibilities of the newspaper. She earned the
respect of community leaders and politicians alike and
well deserved its numerous editorial awards from the
Florida Press Association.
The Alders have been vital elements of the com-
munity of Anna Maria Island since they moved here
almost 30 years ago. We can attest to the highest regard
from their peers and great respect from all.
You can imagine my delight when, as a fledgling
newspaper owner in 1992, June came forward after
years of retirement to volunteer any sort of assistance.
She has continued to offer guidance to me and the staff
as we report the news and events that help shape the
three cities that comprise the community of Anna
Maria Island.
Her attention to detail and vast knowledge of both
journalism and Island lore have been invaluable to this


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newspaper.
I consider her a mentor and hold her in the highest
regard and I am continually grateful for her coun-
seling on sensitive matters the newspaper must deal
with in its role in the community.
Her decision to return to school causes us mixed
feelings. We're happy for her, particularly for the
enthusiasm and devotion she has discovered for her
new pursuit, yet we're sorry to see her leave the
community for even a short time. The Island she
loves has come to know and love her again through
her captivating tales.
We can only hope she returns to share her spiritual
development with our community and, of course,
that her thoughts turn to words on paper (or e-mail) and
find their way again to the pages of The Islander.
Thank you June. We send our best wishes with
you, hoping the old adage is true, that "everyone re-
turns to an Island."
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Prefers less diversity
This responds to "Appalled by letter" of Norton
Niss (Dec. 8). I regret having to disappoint Mr. Niss.
I am not now nor have I ever been a member of the
Invisible Empire. I have never worn a white robe nor
burned a cross nor an American flag. As a soldier of my
republic, I did wear an olive green uniform in Korea
during Mr.Truman's war.
I am in accord with Mr. Niss' observation with
respect to the lack of "diversity" prevailing here on our
Island.
That's the big reason I choose to live here!
Martin E. McGuire, Anna Maria

Questions worth answers
on Anna Maria Island
The family and I are enjoying our first visit to this
area. Beaches are beautiful and everything is so green.


We have questions and comments regarding the
Dec. 22 issue of The Islander:
1. The bayside pier being closed was a big disap-
pointment.
2. Trees and sculptured artwork at the new Holmes
Beach City Hall are eye-catching and impressive, but
why is the roof multi-hued? Was the builder/architect
a prankster?
3. Why do opinion columnists add Ph.D. to their
names? Are they experts in all fields or just insecure?
4. Why is a public safety/fire official pictured
perched on the unsafe step of a ladder? Don't they read
warning labels?
5. Several establishments serve extremely cold
beer. My mouth and tongue are slightly numb and I
can't appreciate the delicious? foods.
All in all a good vacation and we hope to return.
Happy holidays and best wishes.
Michael Woods, Guelph, Ontario


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Part 11, Conclusion,
Wartime Anna Maria


A LETTER


FROM HITLER
In August 1945 thousands of GIs were heading
home from Europe or were looking forward long-
ingly to the day they could put the cares and woes of
war behind them.
Private Carlton Cowen of Bradenton was in Berlin as
a member of an entertainment unit. His troupe was there
to put on some shows for the war-weary boys.
After a day of sightseeing he sat down to write
some letters home. He thought it would be fun to use
some stationery he had picked up, never dreaming of
the sensation he would cause.
One of his letters went to his bank asking for some
routine financial information. But when banker H.S.
Moody took one look at it, he did a double-take. At the
top of the sheet, on the lefthand side in neat Gothic let-
ters, were the words "Adolph Hitler," along with sev-
eral sentences in German.
In no time at all, Moody was at the newspaper office.
Was the stationery genuine? everyone wondered.
How did Cowen come by it? What was the story behind
it?
It turned out to be quite a story. The young GI
wrote a letter of explanation to his mother, who turned
it over to the paper. It was published in the Bradenton
Herald on Aug. 5, 1945.
Here's what the private wrote-on a sheet of
Hitler's stationery:
"Believe me, Mom, this is the real thing. I took this


"Oe were s"


A merchant seaman clowns it up impersonating
Hitler on V-E Day, May 7, in Times Square.
from a drawer in Hitler's desk in his own private office. I
saw so many things today that I can't begin to tell you
everything. I'm so excited when I think of it I can't write.
"As fantastic as it may seem, myself and some
other boys from our show were the first Americans to
enter Berlin. Today we were all standing in front of the
German 'White House,' and newsreel men from all
countries took moving pictures of us.
Rusty [a fellow GI] combed his hair down and
used a black comb for a mustache and stood on the
same balcony where Hitler made his speeches. He did
an impersonation of Hitler and the cameramen took
moving pictures of all of us "Heiling" him. Paramount
News was there. So were the newsreels and also the
newspapers. You will surely recognize me.
"While we were there I went down into Hitler's


Top 10 wraps up

7-year column
By June Alder
It's trite but true. "All good things must come
to an end." The time has come to retire my "Those
Were the Days" column.
I began writing it seven years ago in the first
year of the life of what was then called The Is-
lander-Bystander. That adds up to 340 weekly
columns, give or take a few-340 deadlines to
meet, 340 pictures to dig up, 340 disks to deliver
PLEASE SEE TOP 10, NEXT PAGE

own air raid shelter, just for himself and his wife [Eva
Braun]. It was about 60 feet under the ground.
"That is the place where the Russians found a dead
body and said it was Hitler. I found some of his clothes.
I sat on the bed he slept in.
"What an experience. It all still seems to be a
dream.
"Once Hitler stood on the balcony of this building
and told the German people that the world was theirs
and that the Americans would never set foot in Berlin.
As strange as it seems, I was one of the first Americans
to see the heart of this war-torn city.
"I have been fortunate enough to stand in the private
office of the ex-German Fuehrer. I have today walked
through the halls of Nazidom' s seat of government the
edifice dedicated to their wild delusions of grandeur the
Reichstag building in Berlin. It left me with a profound
feeling of thankfulness to just and righteous God that this
scene was not being enacted by a German soldier in our
President's office, in our nation's capital.
"Today is one day in my life that I will never forget."


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TOP 10, FROM-PAGE7. ..

on Monday mornings.
I love history, especially the history of Anna Maria
Island which has been my home for 28 years. I loved
being associated with Bonner Futch and other veterans
who labored at the old Islander paper where I was
briefly editor when the New York Times owned it.
But enough's enough. I'm signing off now with a
look back at the history of this column.
Seems like everyone's been making up "Top Ten"
lists to end the 20th century. Here's my "Top Ten" (in
reverse order) based on letters from readers, comments
from friends and my own vibes:

10. A Soldiers Story. The World War I saga of how
Clair Jones of Anna Maria Island, son of early settler
Captain John R. Jones, died for his country in France.
The most unwarlike of men, he went off to war in the
aftermath of a tragic love affair.

9. Captain William Bunce and the Seminole War. The
captain was a rare breed a 19th-century entrepreneur
with a heart. He befriended Spanish fishermen and Tampa
Bay Indians and was branded a traitor by the U.S. govern-
ment. One of his fishing "ranchos" was located about
where the Anna Maria City Pier was built.

8. Saga of Anna Maria. How a handful of intrepid
pioneer settlers got together to form the tiny City of
Anna Maria in the midst of the 1920s Boom. They
hoped to bring modern improvements to the Island
such as electricity, good roads and a bridge. Instead,
hard times came along and nearly destroyed the city.

7. Will Bean and His Dream. The son of George E.
Bean sunk his wife's fortune and a good deal of St.
Petersburg developer C.M. Roser's money into build-
ing the Anna Maria Resort ("the future Miami Beach
of the Gulf Coast") in 1911-12. The resort failed and
the city nearly went bankrupt. But its low-key atmo-
sphere is treasured by many of us today.

6. What's in a Name? How Anna Maria Island got its
name still is not certain, but most folks think it came
from Spain. On the other hand, there is evidence that
a long-ago Tampa postmaster named the Island for two
Scottish sisters, one named Anna and the other named
Maria. If there was indeed a Scotch connection, the
name should be pronounced "Anna Ma-riah," not
"Anna Ma-reea."


5. Chicago Radio. A big favorite of the older set, natu-
rally. About how it was to grow up in the baseball-mad
big city in the 1930s when Little Orphan Annie, Buck
Rogers and Jack Armstrong had fantastic adventures
after school. "The Shadow" and "Captain Midnight"
ruled the air waves at night, and the mighty Chicago
Cubs were heroes to every boy and girl.

4. Everybody's Talking. Jack Leffingwell was a preco-
cious 12 year old when he brought the telephone to Mana-
tee County in 1895. He strung phone wires to Anna Maria
and built its first bridge in 1921. Quite a guy.

3. A Spy for Uncle Sam. The tale of Gladys Bean, daugh-
ter-in-law of first homesteader George E. Bean, who did
undercover work for the government during the Spanish-
American War of 1898. She reported directly to General
Shafter, the commander of the expedition to Cuba, our
country's first overseas military foray.

2. Anna Maria in the Movies. A glimpse of the 1920s
when the Island of Anna Maria starred in several
"South Seas" movie romances. The big time came in
1948 when svelte swimming sensation Esther Williams
made "On an Island With You" in cahoots with
Ricardo Montalban and Peter Lawford. She even
bought a vacant lot in Holmes Beach.

1. The Secret Life of Marion Colman. This shy
woman, a granddaughter of pioneer George Bean, was
a poet, author and musician. Educated in theology at
Boston University in the 1910s, she became a teacher
in the Tennessee mountains. But she gave up her vo-
cation to care for her parents. She lived on the Island
for some 60 years, contributing mightily to its spiritual
and cultural life.
Because of the interest of a reader who happened
to be an alumna of Boston University, Marion' s papers
now reside in the archives of that distinguished univer-
sity.
It's thanks in part to her influence that I will soon
be beginning a three-year program of theological study
at Atlanta's Emory University. Marion kept on study-
ing and writing and participating in the life of this Is-
land community right up into her 90s.
I dare to hope I can emulate her.
Anyway, I'm going back to school no matter what
anybody says about dotty old broads. And it's gonna be
a blast!
It's just possible I may fire up my computer and
crank out some tales about my campus adventures.


There's still time

to register to vote

in Anna Maria

city election
Was one of your new year's resolutions
to get out and vote?
If you are an Anna Maria resident you
still have time to register to vote. Those not
registered must do so by Jan. 10 in order to
vote in the Feb. 8 election.
Voter registration forms can be obtained
at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
or The Islander newspaper office, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
A record number of candidates are seek-
ing office. There are four candidates in the
mayor's race and 10 people seeking three
commission seats. The four mayoral candi-
dates are Mike Appleton, Jason Cimino,
Gary Deffenbaugh and George McKay.
McKay has resigned the remaining year
of his present two-year term as commis-
sioner to run for mayor.
Those running for commission are Frank
Almeda, Bob Barlow, Pam Buttocovla, Jay
Hill, Justin McNesky, Shirley A. McNulty,
John Michaels, Thomas Skoloda, Dale
Woodland and incumbent Max Znika.
Commission candidate Richard DeFrank
Sr. withdrew from the race Dec. 27.
Profiles of the candidates will appear in
the Jan. 26 edition of The Islander with a
candidate forum scheduled the same
evening.
A meet-and-greet session with the can-
didates begins at 6:30 p.m. with the forum
set to begin at 7 p.m. Islander Publisher
Bonner Futch will moderate the forum.
With an overflow crowd anticipated at
city hall, the event has been moved to the
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THE ISLANDER M JAN. 5, 2000 M PAGE 9


Noted Florida author to discuss new book Tuesday


By Paul Roat
James W. Hall is breaking new ground with his
latest novel and 10th mystery, "Rough Draft."
Hall's most recent book "went through a lot of
revisions more than anything else I've written,"
he told The Islander. It is also the first mystery novel
he's written where the central character
is a writer of mystery novels.
The vast number of revisions were
new for Hall, who pretty much re-wrote
the whole book after his editor and pub-
lisher decided the mystery was "too
mysterious."
Hall says, "They wanted a more
conventional book, so I ended up doing
a massive re-write and decided to make
things more out in the open. Hall
"I've never written a book about a
writer before," Hall said. "Usually writers are pas-


Crowd forces change

for Hall library event
An anticipated large crowd has caused the
Friends of the Island Branch Library to move its
program on Tuesday, Jan. 11, to St. Bernard
Roman Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive,
Holmes Beach.
The attraction is James W. Hall, author of
Florida-flavored books who lives and writes just
south of Miami. He will speak at 11 a.m.
Along with 10 novels, including "Buzz Cut,"
he has written four books of poetry and two
screenplays. His latest just-released novel is
"Rough Draft." He has been a Fulbright profes-
sor of literature in Spain and is a professor at
Florida International University.
Tickets are not necessary for the event. In-
formation is available at 778-4769.


sive, nerdy types with no social fervor after writing
for 10 hours a day, six days a week. But with the
premise of the book being about a book, I was forced
to write about a writer because it was the key to the
whole story."
The story of the genesis of "Rough Draft" is al-
most as fascinating as the book itself.
While browsing in a used bookstore,
Hall found a copy of one of his earlier
books, "Bones of Coral." It was filled
with strange marginal notes, underlined
passages and other cryptic messages. Fas-
cinated and unable to get them out of his
mind, he used the marked-up book as a
central theme of "Rough Draft."
"Every writer wants to stir up the
reader, to induce some intense emotional
reaction, but this was beyond intense,"
Hall said of the used book. "This was way beyond
intense."
In "Rough Draft," the character Hannah Keller
finds a copy of her first book marked with messages
much like what Hall found in his own book. She dis-
covers, though, that the markings are a code to un-
ravel the mystery of the murder of her parents.
"This is my post-modern novel," Hall said. "The
whole resolution of the book, to be fair to the themes
I created, had to have the suspense resolved by
Hannah's skills as a writer. She literally had to write
her way out of the problem."
Hall was born in Kentucky, and in addition to his
mystery writing skill is acknowledged as an accom-
plished and well-regarded poet. He holds a Ph.D. in
English and teaches literature and creative writing at
Florida International University. He lives south of
Miami, but is considering moving with his wife,
Evelyn, to the west coast of Florida.
"We've looked at houses on Siesta Key and near
the Ringling Museum," Hall said, "and I'm looking
forward to looking at Anna Maria Island.
"We have good friends in Fort Myers, so we're
also looking there, but the Sarasota area is definitely


under consideration for us."
Although "Rough Draft" is Hall's 10th novel,
it's only the second he has written without the cen-
tral character of Thorn, an iconoclastic resident of
the Florida Keys. Hall has described him as "a blue
collar intellectual and an ironic observer of human
nature. I wanted him to be neither a white hat nor a
black hat. I wanted him to be morally ambivalent
and for the reader to feel ambivalent about him. Was
he right, or was he wrong? Was he good, or was he
bad?"
However, Hall has had problems with Thorn. He
never intended to create a serial character, and at one
point wrote Thorn out of a book only to have his
publisher insist Thorn be inserted into the plot before
the book was published. Perhaps as penance for his
publisher's insistence on Thorn's presence, the char-
acter gets more and more beaten up as the stories
progress in the novels.
In fact, in "Red Sky At Night," Thorn is para-
lyzed below the waist for most of the novel.
Hall seems to have overcome his aversion to his
most popular character, though. In "Rough Draft,"
Hannah is joined by FBI agent Frank Sheffield, a
character very reminiscent of Thorn.
"Frank is not as much of a recluse as Thorn,"
Hall said, "and he's not as haunted, but both of them
share some of the features I like in doing things they
love to do.
"And Thorn is coming back," Hall added.
Hall's next novel, still untitled, will also feature
characters from another book, "Body Language."
"It will be the first time I've brought together
two different sets of characters from two different
books, so it's an interesting problem for me," Hall
said.
"The book's research area is international mar-
lin fishing, which lets me go to a lot of cool places
and meet interesting people. There is also some
high-tech illegal arms dealing, so it will be more
international."
Write quickly, Mr. Hall. Your fans can't wait.


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The thieves' market will feature collectibles,
books, furniture, jewelry, antiques, clothing, crafts and
more, he said.
Proceeds will go to the nonprofit organization's
Island and West Bradenton youth programs. Informa-
tion may be obtained at 794-2599 or 778-1238.

Longboat art exhibit opens
The Longboat Key Center for the Arts will open its
$3,000 Northern Trust Bank exhibit Friday, Jan. 7, at
the center, 6890 Longboat Drive. The show runs
through Jan. 29.
Florence Putterman and Peter L.Koenig will judge
the exhibit, which features original artwork in various
media. The "best of show" $1,000 prize tops the award
list. Details may be obtained at 383-2345.

'Artist Series 2000'
Sunday at chapel
Longboat Island Chapel's "Artist Series 2000" will
feature a brass ensemble starting at 7:30 p.m. Sunday,
Jan. 9, at the chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
Stars of the public event will be Mark Salatino of
the Florida West Coast Symphony and his teacher,
John Macellus, in "Trombone As You Have Never
Heard It." Details may be obtained at 954-1197.

Open house Thursday at
education center
The Education Center of Longboat will host an
open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, at 5370
Gulf of Mexico Drive, to introduce its teachers and
their 65 courses to the public.
The classes will begin Monday, Jan. 10, and run
through April. Details may be obtained at 383-8811.

Art League members' show opens
The Anna Maria Island Art League will open its
annual members' art exhibit with a reception at 5:30
p.m. Friday, Jan. 7, at the league's gallery, 5312
Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.
The show will run through Feb. 3 from 8:45 a.m.
to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Fridays. Details may be
obtained at 778-2099.


Fashion show featured
by Off-Stage Ladies
The Off-Stage Ladies of the Island Players
will present a fashion show at a luncheon meeting
at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, at the
Bradenton Yacht Club, 4307 Snead Island Road,
Palmetto.
The show will be by Irene's of Holmes
Beach. Models will be Off-Stage Ladies Genvieve
Alban, Nina Compton, Ruth Curtis, Phyllis
Glentz, Sarah Maloney, Teddy Morgan, Jan Olson
and Lois Schipper.
Hostesses will be Marian Van Winkle and
Nina Compton. Details may be obtained at 794-
2188 or 778-0030.


'Landscapes and Interiors'
exhibit opening
The Island Gallery West will present a special ex-
hibit, "Landscapes and Interiors," from Thursday, Jan.
6, through March 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the gal-
lery, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. The show will
feature works of local and regional artists.
On Saturday, Jan. 8, the artist cooperative will fea-
ture an art demonstrations from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. by
Helen De Forge, who will demonstrate porcelain paint-
ing, and Thelma Weeks, who does clay sculpture.
Details are available at 778-6648.

'Inspirational Art' is topic
for church women
Artist Jane Carole Hines will present a program on
"Inspirational Art" for Episcopal Church Women of the
Church of the Annunciation Thursday, Jan. 6.
The organization will meet at 10:15 a.m. at the
church's Lowe Hall, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Members are to sign up by Monday, Jan. 3, and bring
a salad or dessert to share. Details are available at 778-
3359.

Artist reception Friday for
Corbino show
Corbino Galleries will open its "People and
Places" exhibition, featuring a pair of artists, with a
reception at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7, at the gallery, 5350
Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.
The works of Ramon Caruylla and Scott Kahn will
be on exhibit there from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until Jan. 21.
Details may be obtained at 387-0822.


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"Rejoice "from Toccoa Falls College, Toccoa Falls, Ga., will present a concertfor all ages at 7 p.m. Sunday,
Jan. 9, at Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. The members are from left, Islander Pam
Taylor, David Prentice, Bianca Colon, Nick Shust, Mary Lawson and John Black. The singing ensemble will
perform conservative contemporary music, gospel songs and church hymns. Taylor, a resident of Holmes
Beach, is touring the eastern U.S. with the group during January. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and a love offer-
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By Paul Roat
Tim Dorsey is on a roll, both literally and figura-
tively.
Literally, author Dorsey's first mystery novel,
"Florida Roadkill," is in its fourth hardback printing
since its July 1999 publishing. The paper-
back is due in June, and Dorsey's second
novel, "Hammerhead Ranch Motel," is
due out in mid-July.
Figuratively, Dorsey has been on a
whirlwind tour of the perimeter of Florida
to talk about and sign his "Florida
Roadkill" novel since it hit bookstores.
His trek on coastal roads took him from
Jacksonville to Pensacola something
like 60 bookstores in 90 days with 24 in- Dorsey
terviews, 2,500 books signed and 5,000
miles on his car.
"I've only got something like 16 appearances in the
next three months," Dorsey told The Islander, "so it's
slowed down a bit, but everything seems to overlap
with something always in production so there's always
a steady stream of packages in the mail."
Dorsey's first mystery novel, "Florida Roadkill,"
is the spur of all this activity, a critically acclaimed
book about Florida with all the warts.
As the Tampa Tribune put it, Dorsey's book is
"about a crime spree. Five million bucks get swiped. A
bunch of folks chase after it. Their adventures defi-


Dorsey meets writers
Monday at library
Florida author Tim Dorsey will address
the Gulf Coast Writers Group Monday, Jan.
10, at 10 a.m. at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Dorsey is the author of "Florida Roadkill"
'ja nd the Upcoming mystery novel "Hammer-
head Ranch Motel."
The event is free to the public. For more
information, call 383-2314.


nitely are not the sort of thing Dan Quayle would write.
Instead, imagine Hunter S. Thompson sharing a byline
with Groucho Marx.
"The result is fiercely energetic, outrageously funny
and eerily familiar. If it were to become a movie, it would
require an R-rating. And if the plot occasion-
ally gets slightly unbelievable, keep in mind
that none of it is any more improbable than the
astonishing Florida crime reports in the
Tampa Tribune. It's easy to see where Dorsey
got his inspiration."
So true. Dorsey spent 10-plus years
with the Tribune as reporter and finally
night news coordinator read night editor
before launching out on his own with
"Florida Roadkill."
"I've been having so much fun," he
said. "With 'Florida Roadkill,' there has been a very
good response, and now, looking back, I feel very for-
tunate. Everything happened right."
Next up is "Hammerhead Ranch Motel," a novel that
pretty much takes up where "Florida Roadkill" left off.
"I used the same structure of writing," Dorsey said,
"and the same thread of plot. In this book, the charac-
ter Serge is the star."
The focus, Dorsey explained, is "an old, run-down
1960s beach motel, surrounded by gleaming condo-
miniums. There were more motels, but now this is the
last one left. It's cheese, Florida kitsch, and its motif
is a dude ranch with an O.K. Corral entrance."
Based on the East Coast, of course?
"No, actually it's based in Pinellas County,"
Dorsey said with a chuckle.
"The motel is dynamic because it's so cheap, it
draws the bottom feeders," he added, then stopped be-
fore the plot thickened.
Dorsey, 30-something, lives in Tampa with his wife
and two young daughters. And, he's no stranger to Anna
Maria Island when working at the Bradenton bureau
of the Tampa Tribune, he often visited the Rod & Reel
Pier on Sundays for newspapers and breakfast.
"It's a quiet, local getaway," Dorsey said.
Perhaps the next novel will be set even closer to
home.


Obituaries


June Burnett
June Burnett, 85, of Normal, Ill., formerly of
Bradenton, died Dec. 29 in Heritage Manor Nursing
Home, Normal.
There will be no service. Stubblefield-Froelich
Memorial Home, Normal, is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Burnett was born in Philadelphia. She was an
entertainer in the theater and movies and was a come-
dian and singer-song writer. She was co-owner of the
Mira Mar Nightclub and Restaurant in Bradenton
Beach with her late husband, Robert Sheldon, from
1963 to 1969. She was active in the Bradenton theater
community in her later years.
She is survived by a daughter, Terry Jane Lopez of
Lilburn, Ga.; a son, Robert Sheldon Jr. of Normal;
seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Daniel W.T. Cotte Jr.
Daniel W.T. Cotte Jr.,, 80, of Bradenton, formerly
of Holmes Beach, died Dec. 29 in Blake Medical Cen-
ter.
Visitation will be private. Memorial services will
be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, at Kirby Stewart
American Legion Post No. 24, 2000 75th St. W.,
Bradenton. Covell Cremation and Funeral Center, 26th
Street, is in charge of arrangements.
Born in Boonton, N.J., Mr. Cotte came to Holmes
Beach from there in 1973. He was a retired employee
of R.F.I. Industries, Boonton. He was a member and
organist of the Kirby Stewart American Legion Post
No. 24 and was a former financial officer for the post,
was a member of the 40 & 8, and was a Holmes Beach
city commissioner from 1982-85. He served as a
Radioman First Class in the U.S. Navy during World
War II.
He is survived by his wife, Joanne; a daughter,


Diane Colmorgen of Bradenton; a son, William Cotte,
of Lyndon, Vt.; and three grandchildren.

Aryles Bernfield Miller
Aryles Bernfield Miller, 77, of Monticello, Ind.,
and a winter resident of Holmes Beach, died Dec. 31.
Mrs. Miller attended Lafayette Business College.
She was deputy county clerk during the 1950s and '60s.
She was a member of Oak Grove Christian Church.
Burial will be in the Riverview I.O.O.F. Cemetery,
Monticello. Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home Inc.,
Monticello, is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by a daughter, Carolyn Sue
Schlimme; two sons, John S. Bernfield, of Monticello,
Ind., and Timothy L. Bernfield of Mooresville, Ind.; a
sister, Dorothy Allen; and nine grandchildren.


Kenneth E. VanAntwerp
Kenneth E. VanAntwerp, 91, of Bradenton, died
Jan. 1, in Freedom Village Nursing Center.
There will be no visitation. National Cremation
Society, Sarasota Chapter, is in charge of cremation.
Contributions may be made to the Southeastern Guide
Dogs, Inc., 4210 77th St. E., Bradenton, FL 34203.
Mr. VanAntwerp was born in Rochester, N.Y. He
moved to Manatee County from Plymouth, Mich., in
1971. He worked for IBM. Mr. VanAntwerp was a
member of the Church of the Annunciat-ion in Holmes
Beach. :' .
He is survived by a companion, Doris Youngs;
four daughters, Margo,Woodruff of Franklin,, Tenn.,
Janet Culligan.of West Lake Village, Calif., Sarah
Lantz of Sykesville, Md., and Susan Sparling of Ann
Arbor, Mich.; a sister, Thelma Larkins of Arlington,
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Island centenarian takes a look at 20th century


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Ersa Hughes of Anna Maria remembers the first time
she saw an airplane. She was 22 years old. The year was
1922.
The Islander searched for someone who lived through
the 20th century with its poignant moments and inventions
and Hughes recalled the century's moments with clarity,
adding a little homespun insight to her comments.
"The airplane is the most incredible invention of the
century because it was something no one had dreamed of,"
Hughes said. "I looked at my first one and thought, 'How
can this thing fly?' I didn't want to get on it. I didn't fly
in one for a long time. I didn't like it at all and I still don't.
But what the airplane has done is allow people to travel
around more freely, see more places."
Her father bought the family's first car, a Ford, when
she was 18 and back home in Indiana.
"Up until the end of World War I we lived in the
country and traveled by horse and buggy," Hughes said.
"There were no cars. I remember my father talking about
them but we never saw one. Our first Christmas tree I re-
member had candles on it. My father forbade us to light
the candles. We were afraid of fire.
"We had no running water in the country. Everyone
had an outhouse and each one came complete with a Sears
Roebuck catalog."
A spry, lucid Hughes also remembers another unbe-


lievable invention.
Electricity was a novelty
to country folk. City folk in
nearby Bloomington had it,
though.
"We didn't have electric-
ity in World War I. I remem- ;
ber lighting lamps," she said.
"We moved to Bloomington
when it was a small town. It's
quite a city now. Hughes
"We had a telephone, the
kind you wound and wound. That was around 1910. It was
a party line. When the phone rang, it rang at everyone's
house that had a telephone and they picked it up if they
were nosy enough."
Hughes was born Aug. 17, 1900, and has seen the
century's history unfold. She has no illusions when it
comes to New Year's resolutions.
"No resolutions. None at all," Hughes said. "I don't
think I'll be around much longer so what's the point? No,
heavens, no. I didn't think I'd ever see the year 2000."
There's a pragmatist.
Asked if man landing on the moon was one of the
century's great accomplishments, Hughes intimated she
still wondered about it happening at all.
"Man landing on the moon was beyond comprehen-


sion, beyond anything believable."
And the worst part of the 20th century?
"Both world wars because they took all the boys.
They either died or came back maimed," she said. "There
wasn't a boy left in our town. No cousins. No friends.
They were all gone. My brother came home from the first
World War just devastated."
Hitler was the most evil man of the century because
people believed what he was saying and fell into his trap,
she said.
"I'm surprised people are still going to war fighting
over land or power or money. You would think people
would have figured out by now that war doesn't get any-
one anywhere."
The most important man of the century was Jonas
Salk for his creation of the Salk vaccine for polio.
Although she never drank or smoked, Hughes cred-
its her longevity to her love of gardening, the desire to till
the land and bring something beautiful into the world.
"I worked in the fields as a child. I hoed corn and
picked beans in the fall," Hughes said. "I had a brother and
five sisters and we all worked in the field to help my fa-
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Her daughter, Betty Simches, said her mother's long
life was due to growing up in the country.
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Streetlife


Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Dec. 21, assault, 200 block of Tarpon. The vic-
tim said he was walking his dog and the suspect con-
fronted him about his dog defecating on the suspect's
lawn. The victim said the suspect threatened him as he
was walking away. The victim and a witness signed af-
fidavits.

Bradenton Beach
Dec. 23, theft of a bicycle valued at $200, 2601
Gulf Drive, Sandpiper Mobile Home Park.
Dec. 27, trespass warning, 1325 Gulf Drive N.,
Tortuga Inn.
Dec. 27, theft of a cellular phone valued at $100,
100 block of Bridge Street.
Dec. 28, DWLS, attached tag not assigned, no
registration, 300 block of Gulf Drive South. The sus-
pect was "doing donuts" in the Coquina Beach parking
lot and the officer stopped him, said the report. A check
showed the suspect's driver's license was suspended,
the tag was not assigned to the vehicle and he had no


registration. The suspect was placed in custody.
Dec. 28, burglary, 107 Gulf Drive N., Key West
Willy's. The manager reported he locked the daily pro-
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a.m., the money was missing. There was no sign of
forced entry to the building or the safe, said the report.
The case is under investigation.
Dec. 30, seized suspicious tag, 1400 block of Gulf
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subject was stopped for traveling 45 mph in a 35-mph
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verbal warning and confiscated her driver's license.
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to stop for the evening.
Dec. 26, assist EMS, 500 block of 29th Street.
The officer located the subject asleep in the bushes and
a check showed he had no warrants. The subject said
he was homeless and would leave the city.
Dec. 26, suspicious, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee
County Public Beach. The officer observed two sub-
jects throwing toilet paper from the men's bathroom
and advised them to return it and leave the beach.
Dec. 26, suspicious, 200 block of 71st Street. The
complainant reported a prowler but the officer's search
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screen from a rear window but he did not report the
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venile subject who was riding a motorized scooter in
the street, then the subject's father confronted him.
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1999 year in review on Anna Maria Island


By Paul Roat
And now, for the rest of the year in review on Anna
Maria Island.

July
Post-disaster kudos: An Island post-disaster plan
received acclaim from the National Association of
Regional Councils. The plan was formulated by all
three Island cities to deal with the aftermath of a hur-
ricane. "Only a handful of communities across the state
has actually done one of these plans," a state official
said, adding, "With all three cities participating, it
shows a common-sense approach to an important plan-
ning document." Let's hope it's never needed.
More dire news alert: Holmes Beach officials
entered into an agreement with a computerized service
that will alert all city residents by telephone of any
impending natural disaster. The system can call up to
20,000 phone numbers per hour and inform residents
of any approaching doom, like a hurricane.
School equipment donor drive continues: Vol-
unteers were sought to erect the playground equipment
at the Anna Maria Elementary School. About $40,000
of the needed $60,000 in donations has been met for the
play "stuff."
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were current franchisees, Dee Percifield and Gene
Schaefer. The county commission will decide who gets
the two restaurants by late 1999.
Tax hike not!: Bradenton Beach officials pared
their budget to a 1.6 percent property tax increase.
Beach Avenue parking: Anna Maria resident
Kathy Granstad collected more than 200 signatures
from citizens to present to the city commission in hope
of overturning a decision to ban parking along Beach
Avenue.
Taxes same: Holmes Beach officials proposed a
no-property-tax-increase for the city.
Signs: Bradenton Beach city commissioners ap-
proved a $5,600 entrance sign at Cortez Road and Gulf
Drive welcoming people to the city.
Pier lease talks continue: City officials in Anna
Maria hammered out a pier lease agreement for the city
pier that called for the franchisee to pay the city
$60,000 a year or six percent of the gross, whichever
was greater. It then went to franchisees, Ben and Phil
Seay, for their approval. The amount the city wanted
was about twice the current city payment.
Bike paths: Bradenton Beach officials received
word they will probably get $270,000 in Florida De-
partment of Transportation funds in fiscal year 2004-
05 for bike paths on the east and west sides of Gulf
Drive. The matter will be decided by regional transpor-
tation planners in December 1999.
Taxes ditto: Anna Maria officials proposed no
property tax rate increase for fiscal year 1999-00.
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1999, FROM PAGE 16
Kudos: The Islander Bystander took first-place
honors in the Florida Press Association weekly news-
paper competition for an editorial on Bradenton Beach
taking over operation of a marina there. Other awards
went to cartoonist Jack Egan and columnist June Alder,
as well as the paper's special "Wish Book" section.

August
Closed: Islander's Market in Anna Maria closed its
doors.
Beach Avenue: Anna Maria resident Kathy
Granstad presented city commissioners with 233 sig-
natures on a petition urging that Beach Avenue be re-
opened to parking. "This is a sufficient voice in the city
to elect an official," she said, "and it should be enough
to effect a policy change." Commissioners agreed to
take the matter under advisement.
Underinsured: Bradenton Beach officials
learned they were woefully underinsured in the event
of a flood, fire or storm to the tune of about
$600,000. Steps were taken immediately to correct
the problem.
Port plan under attack: Environmentalists
questioned plans to enlarge Port Manatee, saying the
dredging and seagrass mitigation strategy was
flawed. Florida's Cabinet will have the final word on
the matter.
Road rage: Anna Maria Public Works Director
Phil Charnock was arrested on aggravated assault
charges Aug. 6. Police say he pulled out a gun while
driving across the Sunshine Skyway Bridge after a
driver of another car cut him off in traffic.
Bus expansion: Better mass transit service to and
from the Island began, reducing the often-two-hour trip
to get to town to one hour.
Park?: Anna Maria officials discussed picking up
a state grant to pick up a piece of property on South
Bay Boulevard between Magnolia Avenue and Loquat
Drive, but residents objected.
Sandbar celebration: The Sandbar Restaurant in
Anna Maria celebrated its 20th anniversary, although
an establishment with another name opened at the same
location in 1913. The Chiles group, headed by Ed



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Rebuilding: Playa Encantada condominium in
Holmes Beach began reconstruction in the wake of a
March fire that caused $3.5 million in damage.
Debate: Anna Maria Mayor Chuck Shumard and
City Commissioner Doug Wolfe exchanged words
during a meeting on the topic of the public works
director's arrest on aggravated assault charges. Wolfe
wanted to bring up the topic; Shumard gaveled him
down. Wolfe called the mayor's actions similar to those
of a "dictatorship."
Great summer: Businesses on the Island reported
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Too great: Residents complained that there were
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look into the matter.
No park: Anna Maria City commissioners
dropped plans to apply for a state grant to buy property
on South Bay Boulevard and turn it into a park.
Port OK: The Florida Cabinet unanimously ap-
proved $30 million worth of expansion for Port Mana-
tee.
Sand settled: Dredging of the northern channel of
Bimini Bay was approved, with the 11,000 cubic yards
of sand to be temporarily placed at Bayfront Park in
Anna Maria before being hauled off to the county land-
fill. The sand apparently wasn't "beach quality."
Post office site selection: Postal authorities nar-
rowed the sites for the Anna Maria Post Office to ei-
ther Bayview Plaza or the former Islander's Market.
The current location is judged too small.
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1999, FROM PAGE 17

September :
Assault suspect sought: Holmes Beach released ANNA MARIA OYST R BAR
an artist's sketch of a man suspected of assaulting two ^. -' \\, \l' iii. I hiiuili),-,r .
young women in condos in the city. .. ....
Pier fix: A price tag of $800,000 was placed on IST()II( .NN \ CIATNY PIIEI-.
repairing the Anna Maria City Pier. The city had a
matching grant of $100,000 for the pier repairs, and U
figured it would have to pay for the rest out of city
funds. Pier negotiations with the franchisee, by the
way, continued, with a Sept. 30 deadline looming. *
Bridge fix: Repair work began on the Anna Maria -s
Island Bridge. Cost of the repairs was just under $1
million, and the work will last until summer of 2000.
Fire budget: The Anna Maria and West Side Fire
Districts approved a five-percent tax hike for fiscal year .,' .
1999-00. i 1"
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rector Phil Charnock's aggravated assault charge was
lessened to "improper exhibition of a firearm," a first-
degree misdemeanor. A court date was set for later in
the year.
Adoption problems: A Holmes Beach program to
"adopt" traffic islands in the city ran into problems
when the people who adopted the plots failed to main-
tain them.
Suspect caught: Holmes Beach Police arrested
James T. Straitwell, 29, of Bradenton, and charged him
with assaults on two young women in July. He was
charged with burglary and sexual assault.
Budgets approved: All three Island cities ap-
proved budgets for the 1999-00 fiscal year. Anna Maria
was to spend $1.7 million; Bradenton Beach, $1.8 mil-
lion; and Holmes Beach, $4 million.
Storm miss: Tropical Storm Harvey turned south
and missed Anna Maria Island.
Bradenton Beach election: The city will have a
new mayor, Gail Cole, as he was the sole candidate to
qualify for the post vacated by outgoing Mayor Connie
Drescher. Also solo in their bids for office were incum-
bent City Commissioner Berneitta Kays from Ward 3
and newcomer Dawn Baker from Ward 2. In fact, only
one seat on the commission was contested in Ward
1, incumbent Bill Arnold was to face Fran LaSpina in
the Nov. 2 election.
Another park: Anna Maria officials heard from
residents who wanted them to buy another piece of
property, this time at North Bay Boulevard near the city
pier.
Franchisees found: Dee Percifield and Gene
Schaefer were awarded the franchise agreement for
concession stands at Coquina and Manatee beaches by
the county commission. They operated the restaurants
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Out with art: Holmes Beach resident Russ Olsen
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In with art: Holmes Beach resident Steve Lardas
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wanted them out. Both vowed to present their signa-
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remained.
Oyster Bar out: After months of negotiations with
the city, Anna Maria Oyster Bar manager John Horne
closed the popular restaurant at the end of the Anna
City Pier.
Ramp regs: Holmes Beach officials agreed to
limit size of boats and hours of operation, among other
things, at the 63rd Street boat ramp.
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Egmont for sale?: The lighthouse and 55 acres of
land on Egmont Key were declared excess property by
the U.S. Coast Guard. Officials decided it was "very
likely" the structure and property would become a park.

October
No drainage problem: Anna Maria residents be-
gan protesting city plans for a $500,000 drainage
project at Spring, Palm and Hardin avenues and along
North Shore Drive. The streets don't flood, and there's
no need for sidewalks, residents said. Plans had been
in the works for two years on the projects, and a con-
tractor was gearing up to start work any day.
Bayview postal pick: Postal officials announced
the new site for the Anna Maria City post office will be
at Bayview Plaza.
Islands fixed: It was a lack of water that caused the
maintenance problems on the traffic islands in Holmes
Beach, and the city took steps to add irrigation systems
on the islands.
Debt be gone: Holmes Beach officials paid off the
$1.2 million loan on city hall with funds from the one-
cent sales tax.
Restaurant fight: Owners of Ato's and Sign of the
Mermaid restaurants in Anna Maria wanted to sell beer
and wine to customers, but were blocked from doing so
by city zoning laws. They asked the city commission
to relax the laws. The commission vowed to consider
the matter.
Pier decision: Anna Maria City commissioners
agreed to make repairs to the city pier before going out
to bid on another manager for the restaurant.
Kronus Center opens: The Kronus Community
Technology Center officially opened at the Anna Maria
Elementary School. Named after longtime Principal
Jim Kronus, the center offers students and Islanders
computer classes and use.
Consolidation: Holmes Beach city commissioners
suggested consolidating the three Island municipalities.
Car tags: Island elected officials, who were balk-
ing at the idea of hanging tags on car mirrors to facili-
tate an easier re-entry after a storm, drew fire from
police, who wanted the tags.


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Storm watch: Hurricane Irene missed the Island,
making landfall in Naples Oct. 15.
Park plans: Bradenton Beach officials completed
plans for what could be a state first: a handicap
beachfront park in the 2200 block of Gulf Drive.
There's just one problem, though no money. Offi-
cials hoped to get state grants to build the park.
No consolidation: Anna Maria and Bradenton
Beach officials vetoed the Holmes Beach municipal
consolidation drive.
Liquor laments: Debate continued in Anna Maria
over whether or not Ato's and Sign of the Mermaid
restaurants should be allowed to sell beer and wine.
Flavors favored: A huge block party along Pine
Avenue in Anna Maria was judged a huge success. It
was the first Island event to celebrate the millennium.
Organizers raised $2,000 for the Anna Maria Island
Community Center and $2,000 for the Anna Maria
Elementary School.

November
Redo: The Islander Bystander became simply The
Islander, complete with a new design but no change in


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ownership or staff, said Publisher Bonner Futch.
Tags OK: Officials in Anna Maria, Bradenton
Beach, Holmes Beach and Longboat Key approved
hanging re-entry tags for cars trying to get back on the
Islands after a hurricane.
Winner: Incumbent Bradenton Beach City Com-
missioner Bill Arnold won his seat over challenger
Fran LaSpina. Arnold took 111 votes to LaSpina's 70.
Fined: Anna Maria Mayor Chuck Shumard
pleaded no contest to a non-criminal charge of public
records law violation and was charged $250. The story
began in April, when Shumard refused to produce ap-
plications for the city clerk position as requested by The
Islander. Another case, this one civil, is pending be-
tween Shumard and the newspaper.
Pier: Anna Maria City commissioners agreed to
return the $100,000 state grant to repair the city pier,
stating the funds would force the city to phase the work
on fixing the pier over too long a period of time. They
also agreed to go out to bid on fixing the pier without
an engineering study, figuring the bidders will indicate
what needs to be done to fix the pier.
No contest: Anna Maria Public Works Director
Phil Charnock pleaded no contest in an "exhibition of
a firearm" charge in August. A judge withheld adjudi-
cation, placed him on probation for one year and fined
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him $200, plus $100 in court costs.
Bike woes: Anna Maria residents opposed city
plans for a $250,000 bike path from Willow to North
Shore avenues, Magnolia to Pine Avenue and along
North and South Bay Boulevards. Residents said the
path would exacerbate drainage and parking problems.
Engineering costs already had run up to $40,000 on the
five-year-long planned project, paid with funds from
the Florida Department of Transportation.
Liquor laments, again: Anna Maria City commis-
sioners voted 3-2 to scrap plans to allow Ato's and Sign
of the Mermaid restaurants to sell beer and wine. Com-
missioner Doug Wolfe was the swing vote who ob-
jected to the change. His vote, spurred by what he said
was a split in phone calls to him, caused him to be ac-
cused of three public records law violations by resi-
dents. The trio wanted to know who called Wolfe to
object to the selling of beer and wine.
Life takers?: Islanders objected to a policy change
by the U.S. Coast Guard to allow bridges to open for
boats during times of hurricane threats. Currently,
bridges are closed to boat traffic to allow barrier island
residents to leave.
Parking committee update: No consensus was
reached by the Anna Maria parking committee. The
group was formed to figure out a way to deal with
beachgoer parking on the city's streets.

December
Pier closed: Anna Maria City Mayor Chuck
Shumard closed the city pier, citing safety issues. The
restaurant closed in October.
Drainage woes: Anna Maria City commissioners
debated whether or not to scrap the $500,000 drainage
project in the city.
Unwelcome: Bradenton Beach city commissioners
scrapped plans for a welcome sign at Gulf Drive and
Cortez Road. The sign was too big, they said. A smaller
sign may be erected on Cortez Road.
Prelude success: The Thanksgiving night Christ-
mas Prelude in Bradenton Beach drew 5,000 people for
song and fun.
DOT projects: Florida Department of Transporta-
tion officials proposed $690,000 worth of study money
for what to do with the Anna Maria Island Bridge at
Manatee Avenue. They also set aside $1.3 million to
replace the Key Royale Bridge in Holmes Beach.
Referendum: Anna Maria officials agreed to let
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want to sell beer and wine to customers. The question
will be on the February ballot.
Fun: Parades and fireworks, plus an art show, de-
lighted Islanders Dec. 4.
Fireworks a dud: Bradenton Beach officials, fear-
ful of potential Y2K computer problems, denied re-
quests for fireworks displays in the city New Year's
Eve.
New shopping center: Plans were presented for a
14,000-square-foot shopping center south of the Publix
Super Market on East Bay Drive in Holmes Beach.
Final approval will be made on the project by the city
commission in January.
Scenic: Bradenton Beach officials and citizens
moved forward with designating Gulf Drive in the city
as a scenic highway, making the roadway eligible for
federal and state landscaping funds.
Grants returned: Anna Maria City officials
agreed to return to the state $500,000 in drainage grants
and $250,000 in bike path grants. The city already re-
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sion not to seek re-election. Eleven are going after the
three city commission seats up for grabs. Running for
mayor: incumbent Commissioner George McKay,
Mike Appleton, Jason Cimino and Gary Deffenbaugh.
For commission: incumbent Commissioner Max
Znika, Frank Almeda, Robert Barlow, Pam Buttacovia,
Richard DeFrank, Jay Hill, Justin McNesky, Shirley
McNulty, John Michaels, Thomas Skoloda and Dale
Woodland. The election is in February.
Islander of Year: Suzi Fox, director of the Turtle
Watch on Anna Maria Island, was named by The Is-
lander as "Islander of the Year."
Parking resolution?: The Anna Maria parking
committee may have finally come up with a solution to
beachgoer parking an even-odd parking practice that
would allow parking on one side of some streets one
day, the other side another day. The suggestion also
would reopen Gladiolus Street and Beach Avenue for
parking. More debate will ensue.
Butterfly: A butterfly garden was approved for
just south of Holmes Beach City Hall.
Closed?: A proposal by the Florida Department of
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Tebbetts, Little League All-Stars top stories in



sports for 1999, fishing No. 1 water sport


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Sun and sea seem to make Anna Maria Island a
natural for all things good in sports.
What follows are The Islander's picks for top
sports stories in 1999.
It was a good year for the Anna Maria Island Little
League.
The 11-and-12-year-old All-Star team made it to
the semi-final game of what amounts to the county
Little League championship. Taylor Manning's fastball
and Chase Parker's power at the plate led the way.
Holmes Beach had a good year, too, when it
learned Manatee County would build a Babe Ruth
baseball field north of city hall. It's supposed to be
ready for play in the spring. Cross your fingers.
There was sadness in the year as well.
Another legend passed away when former profes-
sional baseball catcher and Cincinnati Reds manager
Birdie Tebbetts went to that ballpark in the sky.
George Robert "Birdie" Tebbetts Sr. died March
24 of congestive heart failure.
Asked to describe himself, Tebbetts told The Is-
lander in 1998, "I'm a baseball man. I don't know how
else to describe myself. My life began as a baseball
player when I was eight years old and it never stopped
being a baseball player's life. Baseball is all I know and
all I care to know. There was nothing else in the world
for me."
When Tebbetts took the lowly Reds from cellar
dweller to pennant contender, he was voted National
League Manager of the Year in 1956 and was featured
on the cover of Time magazine.
A bright man who studied philosophy in college,
Tebbetts was one of the most liked people in baseball
during his career. His best friend and Boston Red Sox
teammate Ted Williams was in tears at the news of his
death. So were we.
The late Jesus Manuel Huerta also is recognized
for his contributions as an umpire in Anna Maria Little
League. Huerta was an avid baseball fan born in Cuba,
working most his life as a police officer in Tampa be-
fore retiring in 1972. He will be missed.
Anna Maria Little League coach Brad Lisk is at the
top of The Islander's list for Coach of the Year regard-
less of sport.
Lisk was recognized in the 1998 World Series edi-
tion of Little League Magazine for emphasizing the
positive and handing out help and praise to his young
team, Quality Builders.
Lisk was also nominated for Coach of the Year for
Little League's Southeast U.S. Region.
The author of the Lisk story is Bill Byham of South
Williamsport, Pa., home of the Little League World
Series.
"Little League talks strongly about character, loy-
alty and courage as foundations of the program,"
Byham wrote. "In Brad Lisk, we saw all three at work."
For his contributions to Anna Maria Island youth


Birdie Tebbetts died March 24, 1999.


Taylor Manning of the Anna Maria Island 11-12 All-Star team slides safely under the tag of North River
American third baseman Seth Varnadore. Manning stole home on the next pitch to tie the game 5-5.


sports,The Islander has decided to honor Brad Lisk
with its first Birdie Tebbetts Coach of the Year Award.
There's nothing quite like the entertainment factor
at an Anna Maria Little League game. Two teams
proved that to a packed house one May night.
A bizarre Little League game between West Mana-
tee Fire District and Kiwanis had fans and players shak-
ing their heads when it was over.
West Manatee nipped a determined and dogged
Kiwanis team by a football-like score of 23-22.
During a 40-minute stretch in the fourth inning,
Kiwanis sent 23 players to the plate and scored 16 runs
on 11 walks and six hits. Matt McDonough and Evan
Hunt set a Little League record by walking three times
each in one inning.
Bali Hai, led by Taylor Manning, Joey Mattay,
Adam Bouziane, Sean Pittman and Kyle Dale, won 17
and lost one to outdistance second-place team Haley's
Motel at 10-8.
Manning won the home run crown by hitting seven
in 18 games. He also won the batting title with a record
.655 average and was 10-0 on the mound.
Bali Hai won the Anna Maria Little League cham-
pionship with a 16-9 win over West Manatee Fire Dis-
trict.
At the awards banquet, Brett Milks won the sports-
manship trophy, Sean Pittman was rookie of the year,
Blake Tyre was recognized for his outstanding perfor-
mance in batting .622 and Manning won the Most
Valuable Player Award and the batting title with a
record-setting .655.
Coach Lisk's Quality Builder's AAA team pulled
off one of the rarest feats in baseball by turning a triple
play.
Island Animal Clinic took the AAA division trophy
by going 8-2 the first half of the season and 9-1 the
second negating the need for a championship game.
Sean Murphy's Bistros team in the AA pitching
machine league won the regular season title by topping
a gutsy Betsy Hills team 12-10. Bistros record was 14-
3-1 on the year.
In July, Anna Maria's 9-10 All-Star Little Leagu-
ers rallied from a 5-1 deficit in the bottom of the sixth
inning to beat the Manatee East All-Stars in the first
playoff game of the Manatee County championship.
The next day, Chase Parker hit a line shot over the
left-field fence to lift Anna Maria 11-12 All-Stars over
North River American 6-5.
The 11-12 team then made the final four of the
tournament for the first time when Parker hit a grand
slam against Manatee American. Kyle Schweitzer led
Anna Maria with a .573 average.
When the summer dog days were too much for Is-
landers, they turned to indoor, air-conditioned sports.
The Ninth Annual O'Connor Bowling Challenge
brought in $5,300 for Anna Maria Island Community
Center sports equipment. More than 300 Islanders and
friends bowled in the challenge at Galaxy Lanes on


Cortez Road.
Now for a sport where balls aren't used unless it's
an anchor ball.
Anglers from throughout the world fished Island
waters, catching every imaginable species available
around these parts.
Tom King of Longboat Key caught a 55-pound
cobia on 15-pound test while fishing with Capt. Tom
Chaya.
On a foggy, dead-calm morning Jeff Beck and
David Klingler went out with Capt. Matt Bowers and
slayed gag and red grouper. The water was so clear
they said they could see bottom in 50 feet of water and
see their catch take the bait.
In June, Capt. Tom Butler on the Reality Check won
the offshore division of the 1999 Fishing the Islands Tour-
nament sponsored by Island Discount Tackle.
To do so, Butler and crew went out 112 miles and
brought back two grouper that weighed 35.8 pounds
and 26.3 pounds and four amberjack weighing from
40.2 pounds to 45.6 pounds. Butler's Mastry Engine
team won $2,000 and Butler donated $1,000 to the
Anna Maria Island Community Center.
Capt. Ryan Rowan of Venice won the inshore di-
vision with six snook from 32 to 35 inches. He won
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$5,000.
In July, Inge Cooper was fishing off the dock at
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez and caught a 50-inch,
40-pound snook. That's a whopper. The current
women's world record on 50-pound test line is 31
pounds, eight ounces. The all-tackle world record is 57
pounds 12 ounces caught in 1991 in Rio Naranjo,
Quepos, Costa Rica by George Beck.
Islanders who went the distance to catch the exot-
ics came home with some real fish stories.
Perhaps no catch was more surprising than the one
by Logan Bystrom, 11, of Holmes Beach. Bystrom
took home the top honor at the Billfish Foundation's
annual awards ceremony in Miami for his rare, six-foot
spearfish he released.
When asked about the fight, Bystrom replied,
"Catching tarpon is funner."
Lloyd Harter of Holmes Beach had an extraordi-
nary catch himself when he landed a huge 130-pound
sailfish while fishing off Quepos, Costa Rica. Any sail-
fish over 100 pounds is considered a monster. In three
days, Harter and seven others caught and released 51
sailfish.
Soccer season saw one team go undefeated. Palm
Tree Villas and head coach Danny Mitchell went 11-
0-0 on the season to win Division III for 8-to-10-year-
olds. Danny's son Joel led the way for Palm Tree.
The Islander newspaper won the age 12-13 Divi-
sion I with a 7-1-2 record on the year and were led by
Bobby Cooper.
In Division II, Pool America (age 10-11) took
home the trophy by going undefeated but with two ties.
In the Division II all-star game, goalie Stewart
Moon saved the day for his team in a shootout when he
leaped and snagged the last shot of the game to give his
team the win.
Ben Bryant won the Kenny Randall Sportsmanship
Award for the 1999 Anna Maria Island Community
Center soccer season while Tyler Krauss was voted the
Most Valuable Player for the entire four-division
league.:
In the Sixth Annual Islander Indoor Soccer Christ-
mas .Tournament,. the under-age-12 Island. Football
Club Land Sharks won their division with an exciting
come-from-behind 5-3 victory over the Bradenton Stin-
grays. Sean Pittman was named the winner of the
Kendra Presswood Most Valuable Player Award.
The:Anna Maria Glass & Screen Suas were basket-
ball champions for 1999 at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center. The Division 1 squad, made up of
11-to-13-year-old players, beat the Wyman Plumbing
Pistons on a last-second, 15-foot jump shot by Will
Langston in the tournament final. Chase Parker had 17
points to lead the Pistons.
In age 8 to 10 Division 2, the Florida Yacht Con-
nection Lakers beat the Tree of Life Celtics 21-16 to
take home the first-place trophy.
And the Premier League champion was Police
Athletic League #1 who beat Papa John's Pizza 37-30.
The Sunday Sunrise Golf Tournament stirred a lot
of interest in local golf with 50 tour players. Twenty to


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score a goal in his team's 4-1 win. Sato and teammates Nick Smith, Sean Price and lan Douglas led their team
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24 show up at 6:30 a.m. for a sermon in the church of
golf each week. At last count, Tim Lease was leading
in points for Player of the Year honors with 633, Jon
Huffman was second at 599, Wayne Woods is at 486,
Neal Curtis had 461 and rounding out the top five is
John Van Ostenbridge with 395.
An end-of-the-year tournament is scheduled for


Island 11-12 Little League All-Stars a 6-4 win over Manatee American in July. Islander Photo: David Futch


Sunday where the golfer of the year will be crowned.
Several players won back-to-back tournaments this
year or multiple titles including Keith Bernard,
Huffman, Curtis, Lease, Woods, Mike Manning and
myself.
Curtis holds the points record on the year with 40
on a modified Stableford scoring system where bogeys
are worth one point, pars are two, birdies are four and
eagles are six.
Bob Williston, Danny Pearson, Bill Albee and
Terry Verhoeven won the 1999 Anna Maria Island
Moose Lodge fall golf tournament with a best-ball 10-
under 62. And boy can the Moose Lodge throw a party.
The Island's Hole-in-One Club added a few mem-
bers this year as Harold Sears of Holmes Beach, eight-
year-old Max Marnie of Holmes Beach, Kay Smith of
Bradenton Beach and Tony Dalia of Key Royale each
got an ace. What makes Dalia's so special is he got his
on Key Royale Club's hole No. 4, a par 4, 240-yard
shot. He used a driver.
In football news, Anna Maria's Adam Wall led the
freshmen Manatee High Hurricane team to a 6-1-1
record. In so doing, Wall tied Tommie Frazier's fresh-
men quarterback record for most touchdown passes
with 11. Frazier went on to be an All-American quar-
terback at Nebraska.
Another Islander, Robert Moderhak of Holmes
Beach, played quarterback on a much larger stage.
Moderhak got a chance Tuesday to throw a football
through a small target at the college national champion-
ship game in New Orleans and win up to $2 million.
This edition is being printed as Florida State and
Virginia Tech meet for the title and here's the first
Sports Rap prediction for 2000. FSU wins 23-22.
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Newspaper news for a Happy New Year


Happy New Year, and welcome to the "year of the
ohs."
Since you are reading this paper, it's obvious that
the computer systems here at The Islander and at our
printer weathered the alleged Y2K crisis unscathed.
The same success apparently was recorded worldwide.
It makes me wonder what all those people are going to
do with the water, canned goods, bundles of cash and
gold and all other "end of the world" supplies they'd
cached over the past few months.
There was one funny thing that came out on New
Year's Day, though The New York Times issue date
was reported to be wrong, and had been for more than
102 years.
As you may know, almost every newspaper has a
set of numbers on its front page. For most, there is a
"volume" which is the number of years the paper has
been published, and the "issue" is the number of papers
published that year. "No. 1, Issue 1" was the first Is-
lander published, on Nov. 25, 1992.
For The New York Times, they just run issue num-
bers, and on New Year's Day published issue 51,254,
dating back from the first Times on Sept. 1, 1851. Oops
- the day before they had published issue 51,753,
putting them about 500 issues off.
Seems that a news assistant decided to double
check issue numbers and found an unknown copy boy
back on Feb. 6, 1989, did his math wrong when they
advanced from issue 14,499. He put the next paper as
being 15,000, not 14,500. The mistake wasn't caught,
and continued until Jan. 1, 2000.
Makes me feel a little better about the week I for-
got to change the date on the front page of The Islander
- and caught heck from tons of alert readers.

More paper news
Speaking of newspapers, a friend gave me a copy
of the LA Weekly, their millennium issue of what is best
and worst in the Los Angeles area. It's dated Oct. 1, and
it's taken me this long to read through its 296 pages -
we're talking one fat community newspaper here.
As you can imagine with that volume of pages,


Horseshoe winners
Winners in the Dec. 29 horseshoe games
were Ron Pepka and Bill Starrett, both of Anna
Maria. Runners-up were Gary Hart of Anna
Maria and Mat Husber of Holmes Beach.
Winners in the Jan. 1 games were Husber and
George McKay of Anna Maria. Runners-up were
Hart and Chris McNamara of Holmes Beach.
The weekly contests get under way every
Wednesday and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna
Maria City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There
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there's some interesting stuff. As an example, they
identify the area's best coffeehouse, matzo balls, cab
company, cemetery, surf shop, and even the best air.
Talk about covering all the bases.
What I really liked, though, were some of the ad-
vertisements. There's a place out there that will repair
your shredded, frayed jeans to an almost-like-new con-
dition. There also seems to be a liposuction and hair
removal business on about every street corner, if the
number of ads are any indication.
I also noticed there was just about every type of
personal ad I could think of, and a few that I'd never
thought of before. Since this is a family newspaper, I
won't get into the details, but as an example: "Fit
couple seeking other couples or female only for erotic
wrestling, while husbands or boyfriends watch." Yikes!
I think we'll stick to our garage sale ads and a
"no personals" policy here at The Islander.

One more paper
"The Fourth Estate" was a magazine-style trade pub-
lication that later merged into today's publishing trade
magazine "Editor & Publisher." Here is an excerpt from
one of the columns in the Dec. 28, 1899, edition.
"The number of papers devoted to, or perhaps we
should say preying upon, the advertising field contin-
ues to grow with alarming rapidity, notwithstanding the
fact that the field is already overcrowded.
"The Fourth Estate has on numerous occasions
called attention to some of the evils that have arisen as
a result, the chief of which is the space-swapping evil.
"It has now come to pass that many patent medi-
cine houses and manufacturing concerns are acting as
sponsors for or are the direct publishers of so-called
advertising trade papers, whose sole mission is to se-
cure valuable space in newspapers in exchange for
space in these fake mediums.
"The latest rumor is that Colonel Frank Stevens is
about to start a paper in the interest of Paine's Celery
Compound, but at the time of going to press it was
impossible to secure its verification."
Here's another note, under the headline "Rapid
Writing Record."
"William O. Inglis, of the New York World staff,
is probably one of the most rapid writers in this coun-
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This week's "Sandscript" column is about 1,300
words "of matter," but I have to admit it did take me a
little more than 45 minutes to write it. I also want to
hear about the "typewriter" who put down on paper
those 11,200 words "in a little less than three hours."
Finally, here's a comment and prediction that's in
keeping with the post-New Year's celebrations.
"The Washington Star has made an investigation
which ought to be of value to the advertisers of bever-
ages who are now doing so much of the advertising in
the United States. The Star staff, of course, do not
speak from personal experience, but have gathered
their facts from appropriate sources.
"It seems that New Orleans stands first in regard to
the quantity of liquor consumed. The Star's informant
says: 'The men in New Orleans drink an enormous
amount of hard liquor. They do not, however, show it
very much.'
"San Francisco is right behind New Orleans, al-
leges this informant, 'in respect to the amount of hard
liquor put away. A lot of imported sparkling wines are
consumed by San Francisco men, but they won't stand
for the native wines of their own state when it comes
to drinking them themselves.
"Speaking in general, the Star's man thinks that the
taste for strong waters is not increasing in this country.
The consumption of whiskey per capital has been
gradually decreasing in this country for the past 15
years. The tendency in the Unites States is toward malt
liquors."

Pines for sale, too
Here's another blast from the past for you: longleaf
pine logs going for as much as $3,000 each. Longleafs
were pretty much logged out of Florida in the late 1800s,
and the fine-grained wood is in great demand today:
Now, some of the logs are being recovered from
the bottoms of rivers in North Florida and converted to
lumber at huge profits for the scavengers, obviously.
Environmentalists are decrying the river-bottom
logging, saying the actions are harming delicate river
ecosystems, destroying habitat for fish and shellfish,
and muddying waters downstream from recovery sites.
So the Florida Cabinet has issued a four-month ban
on longleaf river bottom logging until some kind of
plan can be promulgated, maybe like putting in a new
log for every old one yanked out.
As they say, stay tuned.

Sandscript factoid
There are 49 million bubbles in a bottle of cham-
pagne, according to what I would guess is a bunch of
very underworked scientists or maybe guys and gals
without much of a social life. Hey, just drink the stuff!
Why count the bubbles?

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Reds coming on strong, grouper going gangbusters


By Capt. David Futch
Anglers are tearing up redfish when the tides are
low and they can spot them "tailing" for food. It's a
sight to see when reds root around grass flats and the
action can be furious.
Grouper fishing is the best it has been in years,
according to some guides. On warm days when fish-
ing on wrecks and reefs, cobia are biting.
At the Rod & Reel Pier, things are pretty slow
but fishermen are catching redfish and skates with
the occasional pompano.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle in
Holmes Beach said a lot of trout are being caught on
the north grass flats in Palma Sola Bay, particularly
on a high tide. Trout season opened Jan. 1 and they
have to be 15 inches to keep. Some folks are steadily
catching pompano around New Pass and the south-
ern end of Sarasota Bay.
"On the warmer days, cobia are on the near-
shore reefs. Grouper fishing is still great," Lowman
said. "One thing people aren't doing when they go
offshore is try to catch sheepshead on the reefs. If
they take shrimp or sand fleas, the sheepshead will
nail them. If you're inshore and find some redfish,
you can fish there several days in a row. It may take
a while to find them but they'll stay right there in a
group."
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez reports that
Capt. Zack Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II started
catching a lot of sheepshead. in the bay following the
recent cold fronts. Zack also is catching small reds
and pompano. Gulf waters are good for flounder,
grouper, snapper and a few cobia.
Capt. Sam Kimball on the Legend out of Annie's
Bait & Tackle said gag grouper fishing is hot right now
and they can be caught anywhere from six to 18 miles
offshore. In the last two weeks, Kimball said he caught
a couple of gags that weighed in at 23 and 25 pounds.
In a five-hour trip Saturday, Kimball said he caught 16
keeper red and gag grouper.
"This is the best I've seen grouper fishing in
years," Kimball said. "I've been catching them five
miles out. I'm also getting mangrove snapper to five
pounds, lane snapper to three and some bonita."
Carl Shaner at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle
said wade fishermen are catching reds and trout in
the holes around the mangroves. One angler was
wading the east side of Palma Sola Bay and caught
"door-mat-sized" flounder. Pompano are being
caught in the passes.
Dave Johnson said fishermen who come to Snead
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Capt. Justin Moore said when the tide is low
the redfish go into a feeding frenzy and he has been
getting plenty of them along with pompano, blues
and flounder in the bay. He said cobia fishing should
pick up good real soon.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the charter boat Dolphin
Dreams out of Captain's Marina in Holmes Beach
said he had a decent catch of trout Monday. On Sun-
day, Chaya said he went six miles off shore and
caught five grouper to 10 pounds.
"We limited out on mangrove snapper and
caught some yellowtail snapper," Chaya said. "I
couldn't believe the show of yellowtail six miles out.
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Capt. Curt Morrison on the Neva Miss out of
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threadfin herring and free-lining the bait,
Morrison's group caught 30 kings.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip Tide at
Captain's Marina said when the wind stopped last
week the grouper fishing was good with he and
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PAGE 28 0 JAN. 5, 2000 iTHE ISLANDER


Basketball in full swing,
baseball around corner
Much to the chagrin of children everywhere,
Christmas vacation came to an end.
But that ending also means basketball season at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center is back in full
swing, including a full slate of games on tap this week.
S And with the start of the new year, Little League
is just around the corner.
On Monday, Matt McDonough of the Anna Maria
Oyster Bar & Restaurant Hornets scored 14 points to
lead the Hornets to a 21-8 win over the Publix Pistons
in the age 8-10 basketball division.
Patrick Cole had five points for the Hornets and
Tyler Schneer added two on a long shot from the top
of the key. Pistons' players Nick Sato and Nick Smith
scored four points each.
The first period was a defensive battle and an of-
fensive struggle for both teams. The teams were tied at
two apiece before McDonough took over in the second
period.
McDonough was a force on both offense and de-
fense and put his team up 10-2 at the half.
Smith and Sato pulled the Pistons within striking
distance before McDonough started a barrage of points
to finish off Publix.

Beebe, Kerns, Wall help WAC beat PAL
The Police Athletic League squad from Palmetto


started four girls and put up a scrappy fight before fall-
ing to the Westbay Athletic Club Heat 52-40 in an age
14-16 division basketball game Monday night.


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While guard Joey Kerns added 19 and forward Adam
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Jan. 8 Sign of the Mermaid vs. A-Paradise Realty at 6 p.m.
Econo Lodge vs. Anna Maria Glass & Screen at 7 p.m.
Island Discount Tackle vs. BELL South at 8 p.m.
Jan. 11 Tree of Life vs. BELL South at 8 p.m.


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Bryant's Recycled Treasures vs. Jessie's Island Store at 7 p.m.
Jan. 7 Air & Energy vs. Marco Polo's Pizza & Ice Cream at 6 p.m.
Anna Maria Oyster Bar vs. Flash Flights at 7 p.m.
Jan. 8 Anna Maria Oyster Bar vs. Air & Energy at 2 p.m.
Island Real Estate vs. Jessie's Island Store at 3 p.m.
Flash Flights vs. Bryant's Recycled Treasures at 4 p.m.
Marco Polo's Pizza & Ice Cream vs. Publix at 5 p.m.
Jan. 10 Bryant's Recycled Treasures vs. Island Real Estate at 6 p.m.
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Wall contributed seven points.
WAC built up a 32-12 half-time lead and were
cruising until PAL put on a charge in the third and
fourth quarter to put a scare into the Heat.
The Heat got a little sloppy in the second half and
PAL turned up its heat to a full-court press.
The Heat led 40-20 at the end of the third period.
PAL came roaring back and scored 20 points in the
fourth quarter to make the game interesting, limiting
WAC to 12 points.

Baseball registration next week
Players wishing to play Little League baseball at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center this year can
register beginning next week.
Three dates have been set aside for registration.
Players age 5-18 can register for programs ranging
from T-ball through Big League at the Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, beginning Friday, Jan. 14,
from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, Jan. 15, from 9 a.m.
to noon.
Anyone who can't make it on those dates can sign
up Saturday, Jan. 22, from 9 a.m. to noon. Tryouts will
be Saturday, Jan. 29 and Saturday, Feb. 5 at the
Center's Benji Scanio Memorial Field.
To sign up, players must have proof of age and
something to indicate they reside on Anna Maria Island
or Longboat Key.
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There will be a registration fee but no child is
turned away for lack of funds.
In addition, manager and coach applications will be
available at the Center through Jan. 22. If you want to
coach, you must fill out an application and return it to
the Center no later than Jan. 22.

Van Ostenbridge, Demory tie
in final tournament
John Van Ostenbridge and Dennis Demory tied for
first Sunday in the final tune-up tournament prior to the
year-end championship scheduled for sunrise Sunday
at Palma Sola Golf Club.
For the Jan. 9 tournament, 25 of the 50 tour players
have qualified to see who'll have bragging rights for a
year.
A pig roast with all the trimmings will be held imme-
diately following the tournament where the champion will
be crowned, hopefully not with a seven-iron.
Capt. Glenn Corder of the charter vessel Deep
South is donating grouper while Rick Morash is bring-
ing mullet.
In the final tourney, Van Ostenbridge and Demory
were plus six on a modified Stableford scoring system.
With the tie, Van Ostenbridge jumped to fifth place on
the tour points list.
The top five points leaders going into the champi-
onship tournament are Tim Lease (633), Jon Huffman
(599), Wayne Woods (486), Neal Curtis (461) and John
VO (395).
In last Sundays tourney, Keith Bernard and Curtis
had two skins apiece while Bob Darling, Bruce


THE ISLANDER 0 JAN. 5, 2000 0 PAGE 29

'Monday Night atMote'
program starting
The winter "Monday Night aftMote" series
starts Jan. 10 at Mote Marine Laboratory, con-
tinuing each Monday through April 10.
The lecture and film series will be at Mote
Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy.,
on City Island off the south ramp of the New Pass
Bridge. Doors to the aquarium will open at 6 p.m.
preceding each event, with the presentations at 7
p.m. at the Martin-Selby Science Education Center.
The January schedule:
Jan. 10, Dr. Kumar Mahadevan, Mote execu-
tive director, "Mote Marine Laboratory Update."
Jan. 17, Dr. Timothy Berra, professor emeri-
tus at Ohio State University, "The Megamouth
Shark and the Salamander Fish."
Jan. 24, Jay Barnes, director, North Carolina
Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, "Florida's Hur-
ricane History."
Jan. 31, Randy Wayne White, former tarpon
fishing guide, author of "Sanibel Flats" and
"Captiva."


Fournier, Chuck Daniels, Mark "Dawg" Fransen and
Lease each had one skin.
Darling was low-scoring medalist with a 77.
Joe Rogers, John VO, Huffman and Roy Hampton
had the closest-to-the-pin greenies on the four par
threes.

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lobby and elevator, three lanais, TV security system,
gourmet kitchen, premium 20 by 50 ft. boat slip.
$425,000. Visit us at www.dialtheduncans.net or call
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LOTS OF POSSIBILITIES! 3BR/2BA single family
home on large lot. Duplex zoned with two entrances
already. Wood deck, outdoor shower and a deeded
boat dock, too! Now $169,900. Visit us at
www.dialtheduncans.net or call Judy or Darcie
Duncan 779-2290 eves.
BRADENTON
WILD OAK BAY. View of tropical vegetation and lake
from the lanai of this well-maintained 3BR/2BA spa-
cious condo. This first floor unit is turnkey furnished
and just steps from the pool. $119,900. Call Zee
Catanese 794-8991 eves.
IRONWOOD Enjoy your fourth floor, glass enclosed
lanai in this 1BR/2BA, plus den condo in a golf course
community. Pool, tennis and clubhouse. $57,900.
Call Marion Ragni 761-1415 eves.
CAPETOWN VILLAGE. Stunning two story 3BR/
2.5BA home on a nicely treed lot. Features include
ceramic tile throughout the first floor, family room,
screened porch, deck, two-car garage. Can be pur-
chased turnkey furnished. Reduced to $164,900. Call
Zee Catanese 794-8991 eves.


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Island lifters score in Holiday Hoist


Weight lifters from Anna Maria Island scored
high in the Holiday Hoist bench press regional com-
petition open to all weights. The event was at
Athletix Fitness Center in Bradenton.
Competitors from the Island Fitness Center
were:
Nancy LeGrand, who placed second with a 105-
pound press, and Pan Fortenberry with 165 pounds
to take third in the women's division.
Brett Fortenberry placed first with 365 pounds in
the submasters division, 33 to 39 years of age. In the
masters division, 40-49 years, Jim Comkowycz took
second with 290 pounds.
Island Fitness Center owner Jay Jackson took
first in the open 220-pound weight class with a 470-
pound press. Jackson also was judged best overall
lifter among 35 competitors for pressing twice his
body weight plus 30 pounds.
Fia Moe placed first in the open 242-pound
weight class with a press of 475 pounds, and barely
missed in his attempt to press 500 pounds.
The next big competition will be in March in
Sarasota, and Island lifters will decide before then
who will represent Anna Maria.


Heavy
lifting
With trophies
in front, Anna
Maria Island
weight lifters
are, left to
right, Jim
Comkowycz,
Nancy
LeGrand, Jay
Jackson, Fia
Moe, Brett
and Pam
Fortenberry.
The big smile
in front of
them all is
Kilona Moe.


New Bradenton Country Club golf course opens


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
If only Donald Ross could see what they've done
to the golf course he designed at the Bradenton Coun-
try Club in 1924.
He'd probably give it a standing ovation.
The renovation of the course is raising eyebrows
and handicaps in a layout some golfers are calling the
finest 18 holes within 50 miles.
After playing it Thursday, I couldn't agree more.
The fairways could be putting greens at most courses
while the greens are the best I've seen. And they're fast.
On the Stimpmeter it was 9.3 on Dec. 16, BCC
general manager Jim Brand said.
By comparison, most club players like it at 8.5
while amateur tournament greens measure out at 10. In
PGA events, most professionals like it at 12 or 13, or
the faster the better, Brand said.



Hi! I'm Marianne
Norman-Ellis.
For any real estate needs,
I am ready and anxious
to serve you. Call me at
Mike Norman Realty
778-6696


A Stimpmeter is a grooved bar. A golf ball is placed
at one end of it and the bar is raised until the ball rolls
freely. It's done three times in one direction on the flattest
part of the green, then three times in the opposite direction.
A measurement of how far the ball rolled on the green is
taken each time and the six numbers are averaged to give
the Stimpmeter reading. It was invented in 1935 by Ed-
ward Stimpson, a Massachusetts amateur champ.
The greens at BCC are planted with TifEagle grass,
a hybrid the University of Georgia and the University of
Florida began experimenting with in 1989, Brand said.
"The surface is phenomenal. Within another year
it will be twice as good. I think it's the best surface I've
ever putted on," Brand said. "A number of things make
TifEagle the best. It never has to be overseeded because
it stays firm and holds its color. Putt the ball at the hole
and it will go at the hole."
Renovation, or "enhancement" as Brand calls it, was


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SHOWCASE INTERIOR for this beautifully landscaped
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done by golf course architect Ron Garl of Lakeland. He
recently completed Money Hill Golf & Country Club in
Louisiana and Golf Digest rated it one the top-10 new
private golf courses in the country. Garl also designed
Buffalo Creek Golf Course in east Manatee County.
"Garl did an outstanding job on our course. It was
flat before and the greens were 34 years old and it was
time to do something," Brand said. "We did a lot of
movement of the fairways. There are lot more bunkers.
Hole No. 5 is Garl's signature bunker with coral rocks
added for that added extra test."
Club members seemed to be happy about the trans-
formation, especially BCC member and touring profes-
sional Paul Azinger.
"They're as pleased as they can be," Brand said.
"Paul Azinger loves the course and has played it four
times since it opened Dec. 10."
The par three, No. 2 hole is the signature hole sur-
rounded by tall trees. Looming above in the back-
ground is the West Bradenton Baptist Church steeple.
I think God plays this hole when everyone goes
home.


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our friends, here and away, with our
thanks for another good year!
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CHOICE ISLAND LOT 9,700 sq.ft., $108,000.
LARGE BAYVIEW LOT. Boat slip. 90 by 132 feet. $149,500.
WILDEWOOD 2BR/2BA, 1700 model Enclosed lanai. $110,000.
PINEBROOK 2BR/2BA, golf, glassed lanai. First floor. $98,900. Ask for Bob.
RIVER OAKS 2BR/2BA, waterfront, boat dock, pool. $88,000.
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BUILDERS HOME FURNITURE Displayed but never
used. Four-piece bedroom sets $259; sofa and love
seat $399; queen bed set $199; full $159; twin $129;
futons (sofa by day, bed at night) frame and mattress
$199; daybed (white with brass finials) including two
mattresses and pop-up unit $285. Can deliver. Call
753-7118.
MACINTOSH POWERBOOK 520. Laptop model,
ready to use $500. Ericcson cell phone with car and
home charger, manual, $35. Canon Speedlite strobe
attachment, $30. All can be seen at The Islander
Bystander office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach,
or call 778-7978.

PECANS-MAMMOTH HALVES, new crop $6.50
pound. Benefit Island players. SunCoast Real Estate.
Island Shopping Center, 5402 Marina Dr., Holmes
Beach. 779-0202.

AVON CALLING COSMETICS, gifts and Christmas
items. Anew, Skintrition, Skin-So-Soft. Free gift. Calls
returned promptly. Call Alison at 383-6201.
ANTIQUE WOOD OFFICE chairs. Several to choose
from starting at $100. 778-1102.
WANTED: STEREO RECIEVER with mono/stereo
switch. If you have an old receiver sitting around col-
lecting dust, give a call to Chef Damon at 778-5320.
WE'RE NUTS for Island Players. Fresh crop of Geor-
gia pecans holiday wrapped. One-pound package
$6.50. Available at The Islander newspaper. 5404
Marina Drive. Benefits Island Players!
MACINTOSH SE SUPERDRIVE. Granddaddy to the
Imac. System 7.0, four mg ram, floppy drive, key-
board, mouse, Microsoft word version 5.1. Great for
word processing or as a giant paper weight. $45 or
best offer. 748-6222.
FURNITURE TRADITIONAL, like new. Oak coffee
and two end tables $100, oak dining table and four
high-back chairs $200. 778-3597.




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ONE OF A KIND!
Gulffront lot on a quiet dead-end street! There are
no more like this! For sale by owner. 31st St. and
Ave. F. $399,000. 778-4523 or 800-977-0803.

Perfect gift? A mail subscription to The Islander
for family and friends away from the Island.


PROPERTIES WITH GULF VIEWS!
Only 135 ft. to beach, this new home offers a glass
enclosed living area with gorgeous Gulf views and
split bedroom design with private master bedroom
plus two guest bedrooms. Open deck adjoins liv-
ing area plus custom kitchen with breakfast bar
creating a lovely greatroom for our casual Island
lifestyle. Asking $695,000.
A rare find in Anna Maria, this duplex is only
100 ft. to beach and includes two turnkey
units featuring 2BR/2BA plus den and 2BR/2BA
second floor unit. Residential area location
and in choice Anna Maria beach. Excellent
rental history and potential to create second
floor owner's home. $419,500.



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'We ARE the Island."
9805 Gull Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250


THREE PIECE DECORATIVE wall unit, white, each
piece 36" wide by 79" high, $50. 36" round white cafe
bistro table and chairs, $50. 914-778-9746.


ROSER GUILD THRIFT SHOP open Tues., Thurs.,
Fri. 9:30am-2pm, Sat. 9am-noon. Donations Wed. 9-
11am. Sale racks. 511 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria.
LORD'S WAREHOUSE Thrift Shop. Open Mon.,
Wed., Sat. 9am-3pm. 6140 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
383-4738. Check our furniture and small appliances.

BIG TOOL SALE, Saturday, Jan. 8, 8am-2pm. Garage
full of tools! Drill press, lathe, bandsaw, workbench and
many other power tools. 317 Hardin, Anna Maria City,
behind old IGA store off North Shore Drive.

50% OFF CLEARANCE sale, Housewarmings by
Horigans. Friday and Saturday. Inside store and out-
side yard, collectibles, furniture, clothes, household,
tools. Located at Essence of Time and Under the
Sun, Holmes Blvd.
MOVING SALE SATURDAY, Jan. 8, 8am-2pm. Rat-
tan glass top dining set, love seat, secretary hutch,
glassware, pots and pans, and lots more. 6320 Gulf
of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.


YOGA AND MEDITATION classes with Harmony
Feldman, starting January 17th. Monday, beginners
12:30 and 5:00, intermediate 2:30 and 6:30. Art
League 921-0074, pre-enroll.


LOST TABBY MALE cat. Neutered, sandy orange
with white chest. Name is Simba, very friendly. Lost
on north end off Anna Maria. Family misses greatly.
778-4996 or 778-9790.
LOST KEYS WITH St. Christopher medal and cross.
Call Bill, 778-8581.



DON & IAREN SCHRODER, REALTORS

SECLUDED CONDO
Just across your private .
bridge and down by the bay
rests this fresh and bright L
2BR/2BA, six-year young i '
unit. Two screened
porches and a balcony with
view of the pool. Under-
building parking for two
cars. Its mid-island location is close to shopping and the beach,
making it perfect for personal or investment usage. Florida-con-
temporary furniture is also available for sale for a quick move-
in to enjoy the island lifestyle immediately! $129,000.
RF/,M GULFSTREAM
HWy REALTY
941-778-2200


FOUND, ALL BLACK cat, red flea collar, blind in one
eye, 778-7589.


BEST HOLIDAY GIFT: Wheels! Moped, Tomos 1995
Targa model, 2600 miles, runs excellent. $650,792-4274.


OFFSHORE CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Glenn
Corder aboard Deep South. Half & full day. For infor-
mation call 778-1203 or Mobile 713-5900.

BOAT WASHING, compounding, hand waxing, hand
buffing, teak conditioning and refinishing. Complete
detailing, 30-years experience. Satisfaction guaran-
teed, fully insured. 794-8844.

INSHORE AND NEARSHORE sport fishing. Captain
Justin Moore aboard the Primadona II. Half day or full
day. 778-6983 or cell, 720-6408.
BOAT SLIP with lift for rent. Call Tom or Maureen,
383-5565.
YACHT CLEANING by Carleen. Detailing and wax-
ing. 20 years experience. Island resident, references.
941-750-7337.
17' CHRIS CRAFT with trailer. Inboard/outboard with
new motor. Depth finder, cover and other accesso-
ries. $3,000 or best offer, 778-5924 or 778-7734.


BARTENDERS, COCKTAIL, SERVERS, gift shop
cashier, bussers, cooks, salad /pantry, help-wanted. Full
and part-time or seasonal. Buccaneer Inn 383-5565.
JOURNALIST WANTED: Award-winning Island
newspaper seeks mass communications major or
experienced journalist for features and/or city beat
reporting. Photo ability helpful. Please submit re-
sume or letter to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach 34217 or fax 778-9392.


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Carol S. Heinze
REALTOR/CRS
778-5059


Wishing

everyone a

peaceful and

prosperous

New Year!


ONE OF A KIND Fabulous tropical
pool area is an added bonus to this
Holmes Beach duplex. Updated
kitchens. 2BR each side. $250,000.
IB41484
KEY WEST-STYLE HOME El-
evated, canalfront, 3BR/3BA.
Across from bay. Light and bright
with view down canal from two
decks. $369,000. IB39198


Karin Stephan
Ich Spreche Deutsch
924-9000
Eves: 388-1267


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'\ Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Law Hauling By the cut or by the month.
v We Monitor Irrigation Systems
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ilParadise Improvements
Quality home repair and maintenance
Steven Kaluza 778-4173
t Island References and Insured
Painting Drywall Tile Doors Screens Etc ...

NU GLAZE INDUSTRIES
BATHTUB REGLAZING
Countertops Appliances Ceramic Tile
Kitchen Cabinets Lifetime guarantee!
Call 926-7127 for free estimate


(N "The Girls"
Sf Residential Cleaning:
Weekly Bi-Weekly Monthly One Time
Mobile Detailing: Autos Boats RVs
Exterior and Interior Services Availablel 778-1924


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Book Your Parties Now!
Linda Pardy 756-2154 Debbie Hewitt 739-1275


Get It Together Inc
Need Organization? I can help!
Cheaper than therapy and a lot more fun.
Home Office Condidential
Edie Force, Major Organizer, 778-7916




All Brands Serviced
Fri., Jan. 7 10am-2pm
1 j and the first Friday of every month.
&40 Clean, Oil & Adjust $3.49
Clean & Sharpen $6.98
Home True Value Hardware
778-2811 5324 Marina Drive Holmes Beach


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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Library.
Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-6247.
NOW HIRING, GRECIAN Searoom wait staff. $4. an
hour plus tips. Dishwashers also needed. Please
apply in person at 5610 Gulf of Mexico Drive,
Longboat Key. 383-0013. Retirees welcome.
NIGHT MANAGER good with people and numbers.
Monday through Friday, 4-9pm, some weekend work.
Haley's Motel, 8102 Gulf Drive, 778-5405.
STUCK IN A CRUMMY job? Would you like to make
good money and work for a great company? I need two
carpet care specialists. You don't need experience, I'll
teach you. Call Jon at Fat Cat Carpet, 778-2882.
SALES CLERK, Full-time/part-time, must be able to
work weekends and holidays. Retirees welcome.
Apply in person, Beach Shop, Manatee public beach,
4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
COUNTER/SERVERS, PATIO bussers, dishwash-
ers. This is a great place to work if you like both
people and work. Cafe on the Beach, apply in person.
4000 Gulf Drive.
THE WATERFRONT RESTAURANT opened last
week. We are so busy we need to recruit more staff.
Please call 778-1515.
NEW CAFE BOOKSHOP on the island looking for
personable energetic people to join the team. Expe-
rience in restaurant or bookstore a plus but not nec-
essary. Bored with retirement? We'd love to hear
from you. Fax information and experience to 941-
779-2636.


MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, mulching,
trimming, clean-up, edgings, and more. Hard-work-
ing and responsible. Excellent references. Edward
778-3222.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.
HAVING A MAC ATTACK? Call for help with Mac or
PC. Training, internet, hardware selection and instal-
lation. Call Ed, 778-2553.
STUMP GRINDING by Brad Frederick. Fenced yard?
Not a problem! Prices start at $30. Small tree removal
also available 730-0001 or 749-5451.
GRIFFITHS' ISLAND PAINTING services. Interior/
exterior painting, wallpaper removal/installation and
pressure washing. For reliable quality service at rea-
sonable rates call Kevin at 778-2996.
HOUSECLEANING, HONEST, RELIABLE, refer-
ences. Free estimates. Call Maureen, 778-5717.
LEARN TO USE your computer as easy as you use
your telephone. Private lessons, your home. In-home
repairs. Certified teacher. 383-5372.
LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Available
evening, weekend. For any computer needs-hardware,
software, network, commercial, private. Call 778-8473.
TUTORING: ALL SUBJECTS, K-eight. Reasonable
rates, Results guaranteed. Experiences teacher with
Master's degree. 779-2022, leave message.
SILCOX CERAMIC TILE. Foyers, back splashes, floors
and walls. Over 20 years experience. Serving Manatee
and Sarasota counties. Guaranteed. 723-2361.

ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING removes unsightly
black mildew, salt and dirt from house exteriors, windows,
roofs, gutters, driveways and decks. Call 778-0944.



JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE Resi-
dential/commercial, full-service maintenance, land-
scaping installation, clean-ups, tree trimming, ponds,
native plants, butterfly gardens. Excellent references.
778-5294.
FREE SNOW REMOVAL Shell, dirt, mulch or stone
delivered and spread for a small fee. Yard clean-up.
Dump truck for hire. Free estimates. Call Dave
Bannigan, 794-6971.


ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If it's
broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior discount.
Call 778-2581 or 713-0676.


PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and instal-
lation. 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.


VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/
exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Dan or Bill 795-5100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vi-
nyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. Thirty-three year Island resident. Call Jim
Bickal at 778-1730.
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free
estimates, no overtime charges. (FL#RF0038118)
778-3924 or 778-4461.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodel-
ing, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths.
Free estimates. Lic#RC0045125, #RG0058589,
#PE0020374. Insured. Call 720-0794.
CARL V. JOHNSON JR. Building Contractor. New homes,
renovations, additions. Free estimates and design service.
Quality workmanship. Lic#RR0066450. Call 795-1947.

PAINTING, STAINING, VARNISHING. Decks, inte-
rior and exterior, 35 years experience, 30 year resi-
dent. Your satisfaction is guaranteed. 794-8844.

JAMES MELANSON PAINTING interior, exterior,
pressure cleaning. 11-year island resident, 33 years
experience. 779-1463.


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tion of all major brand names of carpet, vinyl and
ceramic tile. Prompt and professional in-home service
at unbeatable prices. 16 yeats experience. Licensed
and insured. 383-5381, 506-3297 or 726-1802.


SEASONAL BAYFRONT COTTAGE with dock.
Turnkey furnished, beautiful view. No pets. $370/
week or $850/month. 794-5980.
GULFVIEW UPSTAIRS 3BR/2BA, screened porch.
Completely furnished. No pets. Available January
and February. 813-689-0925.
HIDEAWAY COVE PANORAMIC bayview. Small cozy
complex with lovely view from every room. Seasonal
one-and two-bedroom. Nice, quiet, tropical ground floor,
fully furnished. Steps to beach and restaurants. No pets
or smoking. Leave message. 778-7107.
NORTHBEACH VILLAGE 3BR/2.5BA townhouse.
1,800 sq. ft., two-car garage, new carpet, washer/
dryer, three decks. Available immediately. $1,600
month. SunCoast Real Estate 779-0202.
BRADENTON BEACH, 1-2BR furnished, newly reno-
vated with balconies and magnificent views on Gulf of
Mexico. Weekly, monthly, seasonal. 941-778-4555.
EFFICIENCY APARTMENT, two blocks from beach,
newly redecorated, utilities included. Prefer seasonal
rental. Furnished. 727-466-0666.
1BR APARTMENT, unfurnished, two blocks from
beach. Yearly rental. 727-466-0666.
GORGEOUS GULFVIEW Anna Maria home, 100 steps
to beach. Brand new two story 4BR/3BA, fumished with
fireplace, cable TV and Jacuzzi. Perfect location, easy
access to everything. Minimum two month seasonal
rental. Day and evenings call 813-949-1125.

ANNUAL RENTALS, SEVERAL to choose from. Big
ones, small ones and one just right for you. Mike
Norman Realty, 778-6696.

VACATION RENTALS 2BR apartments across form
beautiful beach $450 per week. Winter dates still
available. Almost Beach Apartments 778-2374.
KEY ROYALE HOLMES Beach, 3BR/2BA home.
Boat dock, waterfront garage. Annual lease, $1,400.
792-6029 or 778-4079.
ANNUAL RENTAL 511 71st, Holmes Beach. 2BR/
2BA, three blocks to beach, cabana, canal dock.
$1,250 month, 941-312-2432.
NORTH LONGBOAT KEY,: 2BR/1.5BA furnished on
canal, private dock, beach access. No pets. Charm-
ing, quiet, old Florida. $925 annual, 383-9291.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 2BR/2BA. Holmes Beach
canalfront. No smoking, no pets. $1,500 per month
plus security deposit. 203-934-8596.
AVAILABLE NOW, TURNKEY furnished. Longboat
Key Club 2BR/2BA beach, $3,500 month.
Longboat Cottage 3BR/1BA bay, $2,800 month.
Perico Bay Villa 2BR/2BA, $2,200 month. Palma
Solo Bay 2BR/2BA townhouse, $1,750 month. Real
Estate Mart, 941-756-1090.
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2001 SEASONAL RENTAL, four to six months, $950
month. Large bedroom, kitchen and living room,
heated pool, close to beach. 778-4499.
NOW AVAILABLE 2BR/1BA duplex, turnkey fur-
nished. Florida charm with full appliances and
washer/dryer access. Great yard for bird-watching.
Steps to beach or bay. $1,375 month or $400 week,
seasonal includes utilities and tax. $725 month an-
nual, $400 deposit, you pay electric, cable and
phone. Will discuss pets. 778-2991.
SURF SIDE STUDIO 1BA $800 per month plus
assurity/security. Available now. Hurry, it won't last!
792-2779.
OPEN FOR JANUARY rental. Cozy 1BR apartment
near Rod & Reel pier, 778-2153.
KEY ROYALE CANALFRONT annual 3BR/2BA
home. Two car-garage, no pets. $1,100 plus utilities.
Call Smith Realtors, 778-0770.
AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 1, annual 1BR/1 BA condo.
Partially furnished, screened lanai overlooking pool.
Close to beach and bay. No pets. $600 month. Call
Smith Realtors, 778-0770.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 2BR/1BA second floor
apartment. Bay and canal views. $600 month plus
electric and $300 security. No pets. Anna Maria Re-
alty, 778-2259.
ANNUAL, 1/2 BLOCK to beach, 1BR turnkey fur-
nished, updated, washer/dryer. $675 month. T. Dolly
Young Real Estate, 778-0807.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 2BR/2BA canal home with
open water view of Anna Maria Sound. $1,000 month plus
utilities, $500 security. Anna Maria Realty, 778-2259.
3BR/2BA RENOVATED beach house on north end
of Anna Maria. $1,200 month unfurnished. 748-6550
or 778-0302.
ANNUAL 1 BR/1BA BAYFRONT apartment suitable
for one to two adults. No pets. $600 month plus last
and security. 795-1243 or 778-2619.
ANNUAL 3BR/1BA DUPLEX, fifth house from beach,
North Anna Maria. Washer/dryer hook-up, lanai,
vaulted ceilings, small fenced yard, pet okay. $725
includes water, garbage. Available Feb. 2. 778-4837.
RUNAWAY BAY CONDO, last minute cancellation.
Ground floor 2BR/2BA, great location, available
weekly or monthly Jan. 8 thru Feb. 15. 778-2975.
KEY ROYALLE, FURNISHED 3BR/2BA. Canalfront,
dock, screened lanai, tile except bedrooms. $1,800.
779-2337 before 10am or after 8pm.
NICE 2BR/1BA DUPLEX, north end of island. $1,350
seasonal, $675 annual, 779-1034.
BEAUTIFUL GULFFRONT VIEWS, 3BR/2BA, two
floors, tropical garden, decks, 90 feet to Gulf. Janu-
ary and April, $3,000 month, $1,000 week. 778-0990.
CHEERFUL 2BR/2BA MOBILE for seniors, between
bay and beach. Patio, cable, air-conditioning. $1,100
month seasonal or room-mate $500 month, fur-
nished. 778-4181.


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IMMACULATE 2BR Gulf to Bay condo, heated pool,
season. 778-1655.
ADORABLE 2BR/1 BA COTTAGE, hops to beach,
fenced yard. Unfurnished $650, yearly. 3001 Gulf
Drive, 727-381-4425.



GULFFRONT LOT, dead-end street, one of a kind!
There are no more like this. $399,000, 778-4523 or
800-977-0803.

BARK & COMPANY REALTY. Steven M. Bark, Bro-
ker. 383-1717 or 720-3200.

HEAR THE SURF and catch glimpses of blue Gulf
waters-all from this newly renovated Holmes Beach
house. 3BR/2BA with 2BR/1 BA rental cottage. Wood
and tile throughout, brand new kitchens and appli-
ances, vaulted ceiling, French doors, decks,
fireplace. 2813 Avenue E, $279,900. 778-4523,
761-1533, 800-977-0803.

SPACIOUS TRAILER with extra 10 by 20-foot room.
Newly renovated, nice, open, bright. 416 4th St. in
Sandpiper Park. Has wood floors, vaulted ceiling,
washer/dryer. $19,500. 778-4523 or 800-977-0803.

BIMINI BAYFRONT, beautiful southeasterly open
view. 12x65 dock, 11,000 lb. lift, pool and more. Prin-
cipals only call 953-6897 to see this 2800 plus sq. ft.
single story home. $429,000.


BAYFRONT! FANTASTIC rental properties located
directly on the Intracoastal/bay with Gulf view. This
property includes a 3BR/2BA elevated home with
wood floors, fireplace, cathedral ceilings, Jacuzzi and
two boat docks. Also 2BR/2BA ground-level house
with large bedrooms and two 1BR apartments. All
homes and apartments have panoramic view of bay.
Great for investment or family estate. Call Deborah
Thrasher or John Hines, Wedebrock Real Estate Co.,
383-5543 or 778-3395 eves.

CANALFRONT HOME with view of bay/intracoastal.
Dock with boat lift. Property is 2BR/2BA with potential
3BR/3BA. Cathedral ceilings, Spanish tile floors, cedar
closets, oversized two-car garage with sauna, screened
enclosed lanais. New A/C, refrigerator, dryer in 1998.
$284,900. Call Deborah Thrasher, Wedebrock Real
Estate Co., 383-5543 or 778-3395 eves.

LARGE FAMILY DUPLEX! Well constructed 3BR/
2BA each side, wood/tile floors, lanai's, family room,
large kitchen, oversized garage, nice yard and lo-
cated steps to the beach. Both sides rented, good
investment. Great family home with rental. $339,000.
Call Deborah Thrasher, Wedebrock Real Estate Co.,
383-5543 or 778-3395 eves.

OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY and Sunday, 1-4pm. 232
South Harbor Drive. Two unit bayfront condos. Magnifi-
cent sunrises, breathtaking view of Tampa Bay and
Skyway Bridge. Recently built, each unit is a 2BR/2BA.
Open floor plan. Amenities are identical in both units.
Luxury features throughout. Elevator takes you from
ground level indoor pool/Jacuzzi to both units above.
Includes deep-water dock and davits. Truly a must see.
Unit A-$365,000. Unit B-$370,000. Sand Pebble Realty,
753-1620 or John Zirzow, 778-9171.


YES, it is possible...
to buy or sell real estate
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It's just harder!
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CANAL FRONT HOME on Key Royale. 3BR/2BA,
two-car garage, pool, 15,000 Ib. boat lift on deep-
water canal. House completely updated and reno-
vated. $309,000. 941-915-2432 or 941-545-6821.
DUPLEX, OCCUPY OR INVEST. Ground level,
washer/dryer hook-ups, screened lanai. 2BR/1BA both
sides. Asking $199,500. Phone 779-1034 for details.

OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY and Sunday, 1-4pm.
1203 and 1205 Gulf Drive, "Key West North". Brand
new 2BR/2BA condos with Gulf and bay views in
Bradenton Beach. Built like a fortress. Too many
amenities to list. Heated pool. Four unit complex.
#1203-$340,000. #1205-$345,000. Can also be
shown by appointment, 778-0396. Sand Pebble Re-
alty, 753-1620 or John Zirzow, 778-9171.

COUNTRY LIVING midway between Tampa and
Orlando. 130 acres, fenced pasture, ponds, large
trees. Tri-level 4BR home. Inground pool, three barns
and more. $550,000. 863-439-2257.
DUPLEX NORTH END of island. Owner motivated to
sell. 2BR/1BA both sides, great shape. Reduced to
$195,000, 779-1034.
HOW TO ADVERTISE- -
DEADLINE: MONDAY NOON for Wed. publication. UP to 3 line mini-
mum includes approximately 21 words $9.00. Additional lines $3.00
each. Box: $3.00. Ads must be paid in advance. Stop by or mail to 5404
Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, FL 34217. We're located next to Chez Andre
in the Island Shopping Center. More information: 778-7978.
EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All real estate advertising herein is
subject to the Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise "any
preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex,
handicap, familial status or national origin, or intention to make any such
preference, limitation or discrimination." Familial status includes children
under age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women
and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will
not knowing accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation
of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised
in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To com-
plain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777, for the hear-
ing impaired (TDD) 1-800-543-8294.


W WAGNERD REALTY
2217 Gulf Drive North, Bradenton Beach, Florida 34217
778-2246 Toll Free (800) 211-2323
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GULFFRONT CONDO!
Direct Gulllronl condo in newly renovated
complex Healed pool Fully lurnished
with renIals booked thru May'
On site management $249.500 .
Call Dave Moynihan at 778-2246.

LARGE HOME AND POOL!
Cared for 3BR nome with rne-too l earamed
ceilings new caged pool area and allached
guest or rental apanmenl Large double
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501 65th Street A canalfront home with boat
lift. 3BR/2.5BA, 1.5 attached garage now under
construction. 2,000 sq. ft. remodeled home.
Close to beach. Offered at $265,000.

Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, Fl 34216
Phone & Fax: (941)778-1222
E-Mail: dougdowling@earthlink.net
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dose to beaches, shopping, restaurants and movies.
Waterfront condo, 3BR/2BA, beautiful view, $274,000.
Townhouse 3BR/3BA, private elevator, $314,900.
SABAL PALMS CONDO
2BR/1.5BA furnished condo. Westside, convenient to
everything. Pool and clubhouse. Close to golf. $59,900.
SAILBOAT WATER
3BR/2BA home on deep-water canal with direct access
to Tampa Bay. Ceramic tile, caged pool, fireplace, dock.
Great Holmes Beach location. $289,000.
OFF-ISLAND POOL HOME
3BR/2BA family home. Palma Sola area. Caged pool,
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3BR/2BA house on canal, caged pool, dock, fireplace, $2000 mo.
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DARLINC ISLAND CO7TAGE
This enchanting 2BR/1 BA vintage hideaway is located across
the street from the gorgeous Gulf of Mexico and within easy
walking distance of restaurants and shopping. Amenities
include original knotty-pine paneling, updated kitchen and
bath, oversize, fully fenced lot zoned R3 and more! Only
$179,900. Hurry! Owner says sell!


AFFORDABLE ISAND HIDEA WAY
This charming and inviting 2BR/2BA retreat is located
near Tampa Bay and the Rod and Reel Pier! Amenities
include new windows, Pella sliding door, new heat
pump, cozy family room with Franklin-style
woodburning fireplace and a handy galley style kitchen
with ceramic tiled floors and backsplash, plus butcher
block countertops. The sunny back yard offers a spa-
cious patio and charming screened-in summer house
with brick floor, plus several mature, shady fruit trees
and a stately Royal Palm! Other features include ceil-
ing fans, skylights, washer and dryer. Only $185,000!
Hurry! This one won't last long!


AFFORDABLE FEACH FLUNGALOW
This comfy 2BR/1BA island hideaway features inviting Mexi-
can tiled floors and a cozy kitchen with tiled countertops and
breakfast bar. The spacious screened lanai overlooks a tropi-
cal oasis of lush, flowering plants and palms. Other amenities
include track lighting, French doors, Dutch front door, tongue-
in-groove paneling, textured walls and ceilings and central air
and heat. Conveniently located directly across street from the
wonderful Gulf beach! priced at $159,000.

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511 Loquat ................. $699,000
613 Ivanhoe Lane ......... $675,000
726 Key Royale Dr........ $649,000
4915 Gulf Drive ........ $569,000
516 75th Street............. $539,000
621 Ivanhoe Lane ........... $525,000
407 20th Place ............. $479,000
527 72nd Street. Reduced $399,000
221 Bird Key Dr............ $425,000
517 74th Street............ $362,000
525 68th Street .................. $339,900
607 Emerald Lane ......... $279,000
237 Oak Ave .................. $198,500

WATERFRONT
AND ISLAND CONDOS:

Gulf Place Condo ...Reduced $329,995
Mariners Cove .................. $289,000
4706 61st Ave Dr ......... $250,000

ISLAND HOMES:
254 Gladiolus ................ $335,000
701 North Shore Dr. NEW $293,000
114 Maple ............. NEW $289,000
207 Periwinkle .............. $224,900
203 76th St .................. $219,900
2409 Avenue A (lot) ...... $199,000
455 62nd St ................. $77,900

DUPLEXES/TRIPLEXES
MULTI FAMILY PROPERTIES:

101 25th St ................ $549,000
107 75th St .... Reduced $465,000
203 76th St .................. $219,900

MAINLAND:
2418 90th Street NW...... $3,195,000
938 Sandpiper Circle............ $125,500
882 Audubon ................ $111,900
1411 56th Street W ........ $79,500

COMMERCIAL
PROPERTIES

812 North Bay Blvd....... $879,000
5704 Marina Drive ........ $399,000
310 Pine Ave.. Reduced $299,900
510 7th St E ................. $139,000

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ACROSS
1 Whizzes
5 "Well done!"
9 It can give you a
pointer
16 Some sports cars
19 Response to
many a punch
line
20 Domain
21 Fitness
22 Directional suffix
23 "Ah like to-
with diffr'nt
huntin' spots"
25 "Don't let the
man stand
outside. -!"
26 Royale
automaker
27 Most overcome
28 Rose and
Fountain
29 Persistent critic
31 Forward
32 Is under the
weather
34 Typo
36 Writing surface,
in old Rome
38 Many Forbes
readers have
them
40 Sound units
41 Encyclopedia
offering
44 "- is getting' a
bit tight on mah
finger"
46 Gulf port
48 Took some
chips, maybe
51 Bleach


53 Goddess with 111 Title words
the gift of life before "Music"
57 Jeans man and "You
58 Cancel Knocking"
59 Brogue or twang 114 "It doesn't
61 Darrow of"King matter"
Kong" 116 "Disgusting!"
62 Ancient Asia 117 "-- drink
Minor region Pepsi, but ah'll
65 Distance around have a Coke few
67 Supporter of don't mind"
arms, for short 119 "The waitress
68 "- tard of this willbe heah
bad weather" soon. I
71 "Let's hep 120 The Divine, to da
preserve our Vinci
natur'l- 121 Hubble telescope
73 Bill's partner subjects
74 Takes a powder 122 Recommend
75 Harass 123 Chemical
76 Capital of endings
Romania 124 Mateo or Diego,
77 Oahu attire e.g.
79 Classic suit 125 Gorge crosser
81 It's above the 126 1-80 and U.S. 10,
tonsil e.g.
85 Basic French 127 Come clean,
verb with "up"
86 Left alone DOWN
89 "On the Road" 1 Newsgroup
writer messages
90 Many bucks 2 Indian coin
92 "- pa? He 3 Drink, so to
feeling' better?" speak
94 Show that's 4 Archeological
launched many bit
film careers:
Abbr. 5 Get specific
95 1994 Peace 6 Perfume source
Nobelist 7 Horseman?
98 Rat6n chaser 8 Fill the bill?
100 Member of a 9 Gives up the
ladies' club fight
102 End of a race 10 Life preserver?
104 Onetime World 11 Pittance
Cup star 12 Ionized gas
105 Become flabby 13 Glasses may
110 Crescent-shaped improve it


14 Rouses
15 Transmission
site
16 "Ma momma's
from Virginny,
and ma daddy's
from-"
17 "The Power and
the Glory"
novelist
18 Pig patter
24 Good comedian
28 Relative of the
banana
30 Like a break-in
at a burglar's
house
33 Tennis's Nastase
35 "The wolf"/"the
door" connector
37 Like some
reading lamps
38 Elementary
particle
39 Caviar fish
41 Texts for eds.
42 Army member
43 "I'm gonna use
mah new to
cut the grass"
45 Actress
Lollobrigida
47 Departure
49 Water-to-wine
site
50 Literally, "skill"
52 One of the
Kramdens
54 "- up, why
dontcha grab me
a beer?"
55 About
56 RR stops
60 Temper
63 "Waiting for
Lefty"
playwright


64 "Piece of cake"
66 Fussy film
director
68 Capstone
69 Landslide
70 Give the slip
71 Title for Jesus,
with "the"
72 City near
Virginia City
75 One of the
"Little Women"


78 Sawbones
80 Cubemaker
Rubik
82 Runs down
83 SingerJanis
84 Seventh-century
date
87 Proof part
88 Like some
citizenships
91 Contest player
93 Late golf
champion Payne


95 Bridge signals
96 She played Cher
in "Clueless"
97 "Ken I have -
'stead of the
sausage?"
99 Bad blood
101 Post-It
103 Word with ear or
peace
104 Check word
106 Typographical
flourish


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107 Woolly
108 Shriners'
headwear:
Var.
109 Lock
112 Old-fashioned
police cry
113 Airline to Ben
Gurion
115 Extremely
successful
118 U.K. award
119 It might bite


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