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Volume 8, no. 11, Jan. 26, 2000 FREE
Mayor in, 4 vie for 2 seats in Holmes Beach
By Pat Copeland
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore is unop-
posed in her bid for a second term.
Jesse Mullen, co-owner of Marco Polo Pizza and
Pro Island Water Sports, threatened to oppose
Whitmore in the race but has not registered to vote in
the city and did not file the required paperwork by the
noon deadline Jan. 25.
Commission candidates include former commis-
sion candidates Sheila Hurst and Joan Perry and in-
cumbent commissioners Sandy Haas-Martens and
Voters have until Feb. 14 to register to vote for them
and may register at city hall or pick up a mail-in registra-
tion form at The Islander newspaper, 5404 Marina Drive,
PLEASE SEE QUALIFY, NEXT PAGE
'A bad day fishing
is better than
a good day at work'
Don't ask this boater his opinion of
that popular bumper sticker. He said
he backed into the bay as far as he
dared and got out with his friend to
push the boat off the trailer when all
of a sudden, his truck went
"Whump! He managed to pull the
boat onshore but his Dodge pickup
is in the far background, saltwater
well over the back wheels. He said
he attempted to winch the truck from
the trailer but needed stronger rope.
The downhearted fisherman de-
clined to be identified, saying help
was on the way. The incident
occurred on the east side of the Anna
Maria Island Bridge Jan. 22 at
about noon. Islander Photo:
Police seek suspects in 2-lsland carjacking
By Pat Copeland
Longboat Key police are still seeking suspects in
the Jan. 18 carjacking of a couple on Longboat Key and
a man in Bradenton Beach.
On Monday Lt. Judd Jensen, public information
officer for the Longboat Key Police Department, said
his department is working with Bradenton Beach po-
lice and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement
on the case.
"We've got some good leads," Jensen said. "I'm
confident arrests will be forthcoming."
One suspect, Alberto Jorge Ramirez, 18, of
Bradenton, was arrested in Bradenton Beach. Ramirez
was charged on a prior warrant for violation of parole
for burglary and possession of a concealed weapon.
Further charges on Ramirez are pending, Jensen said.
Police are also investigating possible gang ties af-
ter a Manatee County sheriff's deputy reported that
Ramirez is a gang member.
The crime spree began when a couple were return-
ing to their home on Longview Drive in Buttonwood
Harbor. They said they were accosted by three sus-
One of the suspects placed a gun to the husband's
head and ordered him and his wife back into their vehicle,
said the victims. The suspects then entered the vehicle and
drove north on Gulf of Mexico Drive, they said.
According to the report, the suspects entered Em-
erald Harbor, where they drove the vehicle onto a lawn
on Binnacle Point Drive. There the wife was unharmed
but she was forced to strip her clothing and the hsuband
was struck in the head with a gun.
The suspects fled in another vehicle, a silver or
gray Chrysler LeBaron, possibly driven by an accom-
plice. The victims sought help from a nearby resident
who called police. The suspects continued north on
Gulf of Mexico Drive.
About 11:40 p.m. Longboat Key Officer Paula
Newman observed the suspects' vehicle traveling at a
high rate of speed in the 6900 block of Gulf Of Mexico
Drive and attempted to stop it. Newman said the ve-
hicle stopped on the north side of the Longboat Pass
Bridge where she called in the tag number.
However, as Newman exited her patrol car, the
suspects sped away. Newman called for backup from
Bradenton Beach and followed the suspects to Sev-
enth Street South where they pulled into a driveway
and fled on foot.
Newman was able to capture Ramirez before
Bradenton Beach Officer John Tsakiri arrived minutes
later. Manatee County sheriff's deputies and Holmes
Beach officers arrived to set up a perimeter.
According to the report, the four suspects who fled
saw what would be their third vicitm pulling his white
Chevrolet Lumina into his garage at 104 Ninth St. S.
The victim had just returned from a dinner theater with
his wife, who had gone into their house while he parked
PLEASE SEE CARJACKING, NEXT PAGE
Anna Maria candidates
express views Wednesday
Anna Maria's three mayoral candidates and
nine commission candidates will voice their opin-
ions Wednesday, Jan. 26, on issues relevant to the
city at a forum hosted by The Islander and mod-
erated by publisher Bonner Futch.
Because of space limitations at city hall -
and a full field of candidates the event will
be held at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.
Residents will have an opportunity to sub-
mit written questions on forms provided by the
newspaper during a meet and greet session with
candidates at 6:30 and the forum discussion will
begin at 7 p.m.
For more information, call 778-7978.
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PAGE 2 E JAN. 26, 2000 U THE ISLANDER
Anna Maria makes clean sweep of roadside signs
By Susan K. Kesselring
The old Anna Maria City Jail packed 'em in last
City crews spent
better than a day
placed signs in Anna
Maria last week,
storing the confis- ...
cated 111 placards
at the old city jail on .
Pine Avenue. Sign
owners did not have
to post "bail" for
their property to get
it out of the pokey,
The culprits, 111 signs on the city's rights of way,
were collected and placed at the historic jail for safe
keeping until the sign owners could be contacted.
Following orders from Anna Maria's Public Works
Director Phil Charnock, department assistant Anne
Beck said it took her and city employee Glen Towery
a day and a half to remove the signs real estate, ga-
rage sale, social events, construction and political ad-
There was no favoritism shown in removing the
signs. Beck said Vice Mayor Robert McElheny had
two "For Sale" signs removed from the city's right of
way at his property.
Charnock said the owners were contacted and told
the city had their signs.
At least they didn't have to bond out the signs as
is the case in some cities.
Charnock said he was told Longboat Key charges
$25 and the Tampa charges $100 to people who wish
to retrieve their signs.
People picking up their signs Friday were dis-
gusted with the city. One unidentified person asked,
"Couldn't they have called before removing them?"
Charnock said his department does an annual
cleanup, but next time he would place an advertisement
in a newspaper informing residents of the city's intent
to remove signs from the rights of way.
Key West Willy's closed in Bradenton Beach
Popular Bradenton Beach restaurant Key West
Willy's, at Gulf Drive and Bridge Street, was closed by Closed
the Florida Department of Business and Professional Key West
Regulation Friday. : EYES Willy's
Gary Tillman, in the Ft. Myers office of the DBPR, restaurant
said a complaint had been lodged last week against the i in
business. When inspectors visited the restaurant they dis- Bradenton
covered unsanitary conditions and closed the restaurant. Beachwas
"The inspectors noticed an extreme rodent infesta- closed by
tion," Tillman said. "There were rub marks basically FOOD R/9 closed by
greasy trails along the baseboards caused by rats and B inspectors
droppings. We notified Tallahassee of the problem and last week
recommended the establishment's license be suspended L due to
until the violations have been corrected." .. unsanitary
Jimmy Galanis operates the restaurant and says the conditions.
problems at the restaurant stem from the owner's refusal Islander
to renovate the building. I: ,, Pad
"I've been after the building owner since September ~ David
to fix'the floor and roof," Galanis said. "I kept trying to Futch
tell the health department that the owner didn't want to Futch
correct the building's problems because he was planning
on tearing the building down."
A townhouse-retail shop-restaurant development was
proposed for the site several years ago by Dino Karounos,
but has not moved forward since the initial announcement.
Karounos bought out his partners at the site, includ- . .
ing previous restaurant operator Clem Dryden, in 1998.
One bidder is interested in surveying the
Bradenton Beach City Pier to determine the status of
the pilings on the 25-year-old pier off Bridge Street.
Commercial Divers International Inc., a St. Pe-
tersburg-based underwater diving company, pro-
posed using divers to inspect the pilings of the pier
Bids actually just the one bid were opened
Monday. No decision was made on whether to ac-
cept or reject the bid by Larry Conner, president of
Commercial Divers International.
Carjacking suspects still sought
CONTINUED FRO PAGE 1
The victim said one suspect approached him as he
was exiting the car, pushed him onto the passenger seat
and demanded the keys. Another suspect entered the
passenger side, putting the victim in the middle, and the
remaining two suspects entered the rear seat.
The suspects drove south on Gulf Drive toward
Longboat Key. The victim said they told him they
would not harm him but made him get down on the
Last April, city commissioners were poised to
proceed with replacing the pilings supporting the
pier until they suddenly halted the process in lieu of
getting a piling survey first.
Commissioners were told about the need to
begin the process of replacing pilings on the pier
about four years ago by then-Building Official
Whitey Moran. The need was reaffirmed two years
ago by then-Building Official Bill Sanders, who
said about 60 pilings needed replacement or repair
due to cracks in the concrete piles.
floor. They stopped the vehicle near St. Armand's
Circle and ordered the vicitm to exit, taking his wallet
before they fled.
The victim approached a residence for help but no
one responded. He then walked to a St. Armands club
where employees called Sarasota police. Tsakiri was
also notified and responded to interview the victim and
drive him home.
Items from the victim's wallet, including credit,
insurance and medical cards and other identification,
were later found on Fifth Street East behind DeSoto
Junction shopping plaza in Bradenton.
Qualifying ends in Holmes Beach
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Holmes Beach. Absentee ballots are available by calling
the Manatee County Elections Center at 741-3823.
Voting will take place at Gloria Dei Lutheran
Church, 6608 Marina Drive, and St. Bernard Church,
248 S. Harbor Drive, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Residents north of 66th Street (west of Marina
Drive) and north of Key Royale Drive (east of Marina
Drive) are in Precinct 92 and will vote at Gloria Dei.
Residents south of that line are in Precinct 93 and will
vote at St. Bernard.
Voters will be asked to decide on two referendum
Lengthening officials' terms of office from two
to four years. If this is passed, it will not be effective
until the March 2001 election.
Changing the election date from the first Tues-
day in March to the first Tuesday in November. If this
is passed, the terms of Commissioners Don Maloney
and Pat Geyer will be extended until November 2001,
giving them an additional eight months in office.
Both changes were approved by commissioners by
ordinance last fall and according to the city charter,
must be approved by voters at a general election before
In addition to electing a mayor and two commis-
sioners and deciding on referendum issues, voters will
be participating in the presidential preference primary
on March 14.
One responds to city pier piling survey
proposal in Bradenton Beach
THE ISLANDER 0 JAN. 26, 2000 0 PAGE 3
Native Florida tree nearly gets ax or chainsaw
By Paul Roat
Is it "a good, old sturdy tree" or "rotten to the core
and it should come down?"
It depends on if you believe Master Gardener Allen
Garner or Bradenton Beach City Commissioner Bill
The tree in question is located at the southwest
corner of Avenue C and 23rd Street. A strangler fig,
Garner said it is the only Florida native tree in the fi-
cus family and is "a pretty big specimen, and it's un-
usual to see one that size." The tree has about an 8-foot-
wide trunk and branches perhaps 30 feet high that pro-
vide a canopy for the road.
Arnold brought the matter of the tree up to the city
commission, saying the city's public works department
had received a bid of $450 to trim two branches of the
tree, which is on city right of way. "I think we should
reject the $450 until we see if it should be trimmed or
should come down all the way," Arnold suggested. "I
believe it's a safety hazard."
Other commissioners agreed, and Vice Mayor John
Chappie made the motion to have the tree trimmer, Ben
Holmes Beach robbery
Det. Sgt. Nancy Rogers of the Holmes Beach
Police Department announced Jan. 14 that she
has declared a recent robbery case "exceptionally
closed" due to non-cooperation from the victim,
who has since apparently left town.
The victim, Kenneth Courtwright, 38, of
Cortez, reported that he was robbed while mak-
ing a night deposit Dec. 19 at NationsBank, 699
Manatee Ave., Holmes Beach.
Courtwright said when he exited his vehicle,
the suspect approached him, held a gun to his
neck, took the bank bag and fled east from the
bank drive-through area. Officers from Holmes
Beach and Bradenton Beach searched the area
but were unable to locate the suspect.
McKibbin of Barefoot Ben's Tree Service, make the
assessment of whether or not the tree should be pruned
or cut down, with Mayor Gail Cole to have final say
based on McKibbin's analysis.
Garner, who teaches master gardener classes through
the Manatee County Cooperative Extension Service,
looked at the tree Sunday night. "It's a good, old, sturdy
tree," Garner said. "It needs some maintenance pruning,
and it has some rot which is pretty common to that tree,
but there's no need to take it down.
"It's a fine tree," he added.
When contacted Monday, Cole said he would get
in touch with Garner. "I didn't know it was a native
tree," Cole said. "I don't want us to cut down natives.
We will trim it, not cut it down."
In related tree news, the commission unanimously
agreed to a $2,600 expense to cut down five Australian
pines non-native trees called "nuisance exotics" by
most environmentalists on 28th Street near the Sand-
piper Mobile Home Resort. The trees are dead and
threaten the road and nearby mobile homes, officials said.
fig on Avenue
C and 23rd
spared from the
threat of being
cut down last
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PAGE 4 0 JAN. 26, 2000 T THE ISLANDER
Anna Maria candidates shop for political paraphernalia
By Susan K. Kesselring
With less than two weeks to go before election day,
Anna Maria's 12 candidates are busy politicking and
The name of the game getting their names in the
public consciousness and the traditional tools of the
trade used to accomplish that goal are political signs,
newspaper advertisements, flyers, buttons, mailers and
The candidates are required by law to file three reports
with the Manatee County Supervisor of Elections Office
listing their contributions and expenditures.
The first of three required campaign treasury re-
ports cover the period from Dec. 10 to Jan. 14. Candi-
dates three mayoral and nine for commission -
spent a combined total of $5,984.92 during that period.
As of Jan. 14, mayoral candidates spent a com-
bined $2,130.36. Mayor hopeful Jason Cimino re-
ceived the most contributions of all candidates, collect-
ing $1,491 from 14 supporters, of which he spent
$932.52. He spent $96 to qualify'for office, $652.12 on
signs and $200.40 on a newspaper advertisement.
Cimino also reported spending $80 for food and bev-
erages for a campaign party.
Mayoral candidate Gary Deffenbaugh collected
$770 in contributions from six people. The bulk of the
money, $541.84, was spent on signs and $96 for a fil-
Seeking the mayor's post, incumbent Commissioner
George McKay contributed $674 of his own money. He
spent $96 for a filing fee, $11.60 for an Anna Maria voter
list, $302.10 on signs and $150.30 on an advertisement in
The Islander, all of which totaled $560.
The nine commissioners seeking office spent a
combined total of $3,854.56 for the report period.
Frank Almeda accepted no outside contributions
and gave himself a loan of $493.12, spending $273.36
on signs.and $48 for his filing fee.
Robert Barlow received $350 in outside contribu-
tions and contributed $500 toward his campaign. He
reported spending $520.90; $48 for the filing fee,
$463.30 for signs and $9.60 for printouts.
Anna Maria mayoral candidate Jason Cimino
spent much of the day Jan. 24 tracking down his
political signs and marking out a party affiliation
noted after his name.
Anna Maria's Feb. 8 election is a non-parti-
san race as are all city elections on Anna Maria
Island. According to information obtained from
the Manatee County Supervisor of Elections of-
fice, the party affiliation should not be stated in
Cimino said he's aware he's running in a non-
partisan race and blames the mistake o.n the
printer. "It was a typo. They also spelled my
Jay Hill collected $100 from two supporters and
invested $1,107 himself. Of the $669.13 spent, he
doled out $48 for the filing fee, bought ads in The Is-
lander totaling $400.80, spent $196.10 on signs and
$24.23 for election information.
Justin McNesky deposited $100 of personal funds
in his campaign-account and spent $48 for the filing
fee. He received $530.76 of in-kind contributions for
Shirley McNulty gave herself a personal loan of
$100 and spent $76.79. She paid $48 for the filing fee
and spent the remainder on election stationery and leaf-
Thomas Skoloda collected $460 and spent
$450.13. He gave the elections office $23.48 for mail-
ing labels and voter information and spent $311.85 on
signs, flyers, and copies and $66.80 for newspaper ad-
The most diverse spender to date is John Michaels
who reported spending $1,049.75, but was off three
cents in his calculations. Of the $1,400 he collected,
$1,000 came from his own pocket, $400 came from
supporters and $178.80 from in-kind contributions. He
His name is misspelled in the small dis-
claimer at the bottom of the signs.
Cimino said he will correct both sides of his
Anna Maria City Clerk Laura Vogel said
there were other political signs that weren't done
"by the book." She said commission candidates
Shirley McNulty and Frank Almeda also needed
to make corrections to comply with the election
PLEASE SEE POLITICS, NEXT PAGE
spent $48 for a qualifying fee, $383.35 for stamps and
postage, $10 for voter information, 60 cents for a copy
of the city's budget, $46.64 on T-shirts, $387.43 for
signs, $21.15 for 12 photographs and $199.25 on en-
velopes, mailing labels and sealers.
Dale Woodland collected $195 in personal contri-
butions and gave himself a $400 loan. He spent $48 for
the required qualifying fee, $2 for a voters list and
$375.24 on signs.
Max Znika contributed $100 of his own money,
collected $250 and received $50 in-kind contributions
for signs. He reported spending $48 for the filing fee,
$8.77 for a voters list, $150.30 for a newspaper adver-
tisement and $135 for calendars.
In addition, the Committee for Fairness filed a
campaign treasury report for signs that state "Vote
Yes." The signs refer to a referendum concerning
amending the city's alcohol ordinance. The committee
has one officer: Andrea Spring. Spring spent $232.67
on signs. She and husband Ed own Sign of the Mer-
maid restaurant and are seeking the ordinance change
to allow them to sell beer and wine to customers.
The next reporting period is Feb. 21.
... while partisan politics
intrude on non-partisan race
Jay Hill .
of Anna Maria
I will do whatever is necessary to make the
public works department citizen friendly.
I will open and fix the pier, not demolish it.
I organized the opposition to the ditches.
Now I need your vote to repair the damage
and make sure it never happens again.
I will listen and do what the citizens want.
I will restore trust in council.
Vote February 8
Pd. pol adv. Paid by the campaign account of Jay Hill. Content approved by Jay Hill.
VOTE FOR FRANK ALMEDA
of the City
of Anna Maria ...
As your commissioner ...
V I will do whatever it takes to make the public works
department more friendly and efficient.
SI will have the City Pier open, favor replacement
over demolition and work to restore the pier's
V I will work for the citizens of Anna Maria.
#I will see that future contracts are reviewed and that
citizens are aware of their content before they are
I' I will work to bring trust, honesty and harmony to city
i I will work to get the parking problems resolved.
I I will address the beer and wine license issue.
Pd. Pot. Adv. Paid by the Campaign Funds of Frank Almeda. Content approved by Frank Almeda.
THE ISLANDER 0 JAN. 26, 2000 0 PAGE 5
Bradenton Beach begins process for another state grant
By Paul Roat
Bradenton Beach officials are rapidly moving for-
ward on another grant application to improve the historic
"old town" section of the city near Bridge Street.
After a.presentation by a grant-writing consultant last
Thursday, city officials approved a legal advertisement in
a daily newspaper Tuesday to hire a consultant in apply-
ing for a $500,000 grant through the state's Community
Development Block Grant program.
The speed in which officials are moving is caused by
the need to have a consultant retained in time for a special
two-day meeting in Tallahassee in late February. The
meeting outlines the steps that must be taken to apply for
and follow up on any grant funds.
Although city commissioners have not yet decided
how to use any state funds they may receive, ideas sug-
gested included more sidewalks in the old-town district,
roughly between Gulf Drive and Anna Maria Sound from
Cortez Road to Third Street South and along Bay Drive
South to Fifth Street South. That area is the only one in the
city eligible for state funds due to its economic status of
Politics again in Anna Maria
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4
The code was amended in 1998 to require that all
political advertisements contain the words, "Paid po-
litical advertisement," or "pd.pol.adv." and a state-
ment of who paid for the ad, and whether the candi-
date approved the ad content.
Also in question is whether Waterfront restau-
rant owners Steve and Vivienne Barnes must include
disclaimers on banners and flyers they are distribut-
ing with regard to the referendum addressing the
Supervisor of Elections Bob Sweat says they are
required to include a disclaimer if they spend more
than $500 campaigning.
Andrea Spring, co-owner of Sign of the Mer-
maid restaurant with husband Ed, filed a campaign
expenditure report as a political action committee for
expenses associated with signs she posted regarding
the same ballot issue.
having enough low-income homes to qualify for the
Another idea for future development is the re-creation
of a historic boat basin southwest of the city pier, featur-
ing a waterfront boardwalk. Also discussed was the
chance the funds could be used to repair damaged pilings
at the 25-year-old pier.
The city has already received two $500,000 CDBG
grants from the Florida Department of Community Af-
fairs. Funds from the first grant were used for streetscape
projects along Gulf Drive near Bridge Street and on
Bridge Street itself: benches, sidewalks, landscaping and
The second grant provided funds for extending side-
walks, lights and landscaping along Gulf Drive to Second
Street, plus along First Street.
Unfortunately, the lifespan of the work already done
has not been long. Many of the original benches were
damaged and had to be replaced, and the replacement
benches were later damaged by vandals.
Fishermen discovered the bodies of two men Sat-
urday morning who are believed to be those of miss-
ing fishers Mark Rankin and Bobby Thompson.
Rankin, 36, of Palmetto and Thompson, 38, of
Bradenton were reported missing Jan. 14 after the pair
went mullet fishing in six-foot seas and heavy winds
off New Pass. Both were experienced captains who
spent much of their lives plying local waters.
One of the bodies was found eight miles off Boca
Grande and the other four miles off Siesta Key.
Much of the original landscaping died and had to be
replaced, as did the irrigation system.
Drainage problems occurred on the second project
when it was discovered that the drains were higher than
the road and the water therefore didn't drain, and the prob-
lem had to be corrected after most of the work was done.
Even the sidewalks caused problems when plans for
the first project called for the sidewalk in front of the post
office to be extended so there was only one entrance and
exit. After the parking lot flooded and after a rash of
fender-bender crashes from people trying to back out and
smacking into other cars the newly created sidewalk
had to be jackhammered out to return the parking area to
its original configuration.
The streetlights in both projects also presented prob-
lems. The first set of lights along Bridge Street shorted out.
The second batch of lights leak, and the city has been ar-
guing for about two years with the contractor and lighting
manufacturer to correct the problems.
Grant deadline is May 31.
Rankin was identified by friends while
Thompson's mother said Coast Guard officials indi-
cated the body off Boca Grande had a unique tatoo on
the back like Thompson.
Both men appeared to have drowned or suc-
cumbed to hypothermia, according to medical exam-
iners in Sarasota and Lee counties.
The Florida Marine Patrol indicated foul play was
not involved. The boat, reported to have had a load of
3,000 pounds of mullet, has not been found.
Three bid for police building remodeling in Bradenton Beach
Three contractors have offered bids to Bradenton
Beach for remodeling of the city police department build-
ing, and all three are substantially over the budgeted
City commissioners allocated $105,000 for the inte-
rior and exterior work on the building, 403 Highland Ave.
The bidders and amounts submitted and opened Monday
Bob Dale Construction, Inc., Bradenton Beach,
Tri Tech Construction, Bradenton, $145,992.
T.B.S. Constructors, Inc., Sarasota, $159,850.
No date for a decision on who will do the work has
been made by city commissioners.
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Spare the saw,
save the tree
Trees have become a growing issue on the Island
in the past few weeks.
First, a stately royal palm was relocated from its
20-year-old home in Anna Maria to a spot near Holmes
Beach City Hall. The tree was in the way of a drainage
project in Anna Maria and nearly got in the way of a
chainsaw before relocation entered the plan.
One nearly lost, but finally saved.
Then officials in Bradenton Beach decided a tree
in the right of way on Avenue C near 23rd Street was
"rotten all the way through" and should be "taken to the
ground." What was at first thought to be a "messy"
banyan turned out to be a Florida native a strangler
fig tree that experts said was a fine, healthy tree in
need of some pruning.
True, there's some rot but that's to be expected
on a tree that is 40-plus years old and has a trunk about
eight feet in diameter.
Fortunately, city officials were persuaded to save
the tree from its public works department chainsaw.
Another nearly lost, but finally saved.
Ironically, all this tree action is taking place at both
ends of the Island while the folks in Holmes Beach are
the recipients of 85 trees thanks to Keep Manatee Beau-
The trees will be planted near the site of an under-
construction butterfly garden near city hall.
Anna Maria Island is usually considered a garden
spot by visitors and residents, with our miles of white
beaches and usually balmy temperatures both wa-
ter and air.
And as part of our garden-like ambience, shouldn't
we have some plants and shrubs and.flowers and trees?
Of course we should. Then why do some officials
seem hell-bent on whacking down trees without check-
ing to see if they can, or should, be kept ?
Some trees are obvious nuisances and no more than
a second thought should be given to their destruction.
Australian pines, Brazilian peppers and melaleuca
come to mind as "exotic nuisances."
But royal palms and strangler figs should be main-
tained and enjoyed for our children, just as we enjoyed
their shade when we were young.
Please give a little thought to our green and grow-
ing things before you break out the chainsaws. Two
trees in the "nearly lost" category are two too close to
destruction for us.
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Bike path is terrific,
but blacktop flawed
We would like to comment on the recently in-
stalled bike path along Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach.
We frequently ride throughout this area and we
now feel much safer doing so. However, the quality of
the blacktop job leaves much to be desired. It is uneven,
bumpy and the surface is covered with cinders or small
stones. In addition, the edge of the blacktop as it meets
the grassy area looks awful.
You don't have to be an expert in the laying down
of blacktop to come to the conclusion that this is a
We would hope our city officials would look into
this matter and attempt to get these deficiencies cor-
Mary Lou and Pat Faragon, Bradenton Beach
Shame on bike path's
Well, (Florida Department of Transportation) built
a bike path/sidewalk in south Holmes Beach. Hooray!
As a cyclist and full-time Island resident, the best thing
I can say about it is that it's better than nothing.
If Holmes Beach Public Works had anything to do
with it, shame on them. If they did not, shame on them.
What we end up with is unswept blacktop with a
rough, uneven surface. What a poor quality job they
accepted for what should have been a very simple job.
Whoever was in charge apparently just didn't care.
Look at the jobs in Bradenton Beach and Anna Maria,
however small they may be, and of course Longboat
Key for examples of decent workmanship.
Finally, maybe none of your commissioners or
public works employees bike or walk, but for good-
ness' sake sweep the path and street ends which are
now covered with sand and stones. Why not ask busi-
nesses adjacent to the path. like Anchor Inn and Mr.
Bones, to sweep once in a while? They would likely
cooperate if you could find it in yourselves to be a little
Finally, I wonder if this same DOT-sponsored
workmanship would have applied to their proposed
Harry Brown, Bradenton Beach
More reasons for Anna Maria
home mail delivery
I hope to find enough agreement in the City of
Anna Maria to enable home delivery of mail. I pay
enough for mail service via postage (which will soon
increase) and I would like to receive my mail at
Can't the post office find a more cost-effective
site for the new post office than the water-view site
on Bay Boulevard? That's about as bad as placing
Evers Hall, er, city hall at the Bradenton Auditorium.
I'm sure that plenty of our citizens find the P.O.
box quaint or exclusive. Some people believe that
the jaunt to "the box" helps to get them out and give
them some exercise, or that it's a great place to "hob
There is nothing quaint about the design of the
interior or exterior of our present post office. Hav-
ing them bring the mail to us denotes more exclusiv-
ity than having us go to them to pick it up. Addition-
ally, the yellow notification card doesn't work for
you if you leave the Island prior to opening time and
arrive back after closing.
Walk the beach or the city pier for exercise, hob
nob at the Community Center or city hall. Call your
friends, it's cheaper than sending a letter.
Does anyone else out there want home mail de-
livery? Write me (P.O. Box 844) but don't send it as
registered mail market "Urgent" because I won't get
it till next Saturday.
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Part 3, Will and Mabel and Gladys
IT'S A JUNGLE OUT
In last week's installment of Gladys Bean
Holdstock's story of her father Will Bean, developer of
the Anna Maria Beach Resort, we learned that his
mother died of yellow fever in Tampa in 1887. Will was
then 12 years old. Six years later his widowed father
George Emerson Bean settled on Anna Maria Island
with his three youngest children while Will worked in
Tampa and served in the 1898 war with Cuba. That
same year Will married Mabel Willliams of Port
Tampa and his father died of a stroke in a Tampa hos-
A go-getter and smooth operator, by 1904 Will had
won a political plum-the job of postmaster of the city
of Tampa. During the real estate boom of 1910 he
started to develop his father's homestead, hoping to
make his fortune. He intended to make it the "premier"
resort on the Gulf Coast of Florida.
Now go on with the story:
Q. When did your father first begin to build his
Anna Maria Beach Resort?
It was 1909, I guess. I was about 10 years old when
Daddy took my mother and me to the Island to show
us what he was doing there.
He set up a camp on the Bayside [about where the
Anna Maria City Pier is today] and brought in 400 men
and I don't know how many horses to clear the land.
They had machetes and axes to cut through the jungle.
They worked all day long in the mosquitoes and heat.
It took a half hour just to hack a path across the island
to the seashore. It was just jungly, a mass of marshy
places and terrible things. It all had to be dragged away,
My Daddy had a little cottage put up for us-
Mother called it Pioneer Cottage. I remember falling to
sleep at night hearing those black men singing in their
Daddy built the pier, the dock, a bath house, a
pavilion, a grocery store, a few houses-and he started
selling lots. He sold the Gulf lots for $75 and the inland
ones for $50. My goodness, you couldn't get them for
a fortune now.
The mosquitoes were terrible-we'd carry palm
leaves to beat off the insects. Mother and I, we stayed
on the Island almost permanently, except when it was
school time. Then when I was 15 I went away to board-
ing :school but I'd spend the summers and Christmas
vacations down there. In the winter we had no heat but
fireplaces. Daddy'd get up and light a fire in the morn-
ings and I'd get dressed and nearly freeze to death.
Q. But you had some fun didn't you?
Oh, I had all the fun in the world, I loved pioneer-
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oper, he was prominent so I was noticed a lot and I was
with people I loved.
We went swimming all the time. I remember go-
ing in swimming on Christmas Day. Mother made my
bathing suits, you know the little black jackets piped
with braid and the pants underneath. I went fishing on
the pier, loved to fish, still do. I would sit on the pier
with my fishing pole all morning and get enough fish
for our supper.
Daddy bought me a boat-a little cypress rowboat
with an Evinrude engine. Daddy named it the Gladys.
I always went out in the Bay with the engine but had
to row back. They pulled me up on the dock by a pul-
ley. Oh, I felt so smart.
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Jazz'n'Pizzazz concert at
Come early. Last year's event was standing room
only and this year the Jazz Club of Sarasota promises
"another fantastic concert" at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center at noon Friday, March 28.
Titled "Jazz'n'Pizzazz," the free concert will fea-
ture the Hank McDermott Quintet with McDermott on
piano, Al Bruno on bass, Bob Switzer on trumpet, Jeff
Lego on trumpet and Tony Martin on drums.
The Center is located at 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria City. More information is available at 778-1908.
Girls schedule evening at mall
The Teen Girls Group of Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center will head en masse for the DeSoto Mall
in Bradenton for an evening of shopping and dinner
Friday, Jan. 28.
The girls from 11 to 15 years of age will leave via
bus from the Center at 4:30 p.m. and return about 9
p.m. Any teen girl interested in the trip is asked to call
the Center (778-1908) by 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27.
Arts/crafts festival Wednesday
An international covered-dish luncheon and arts
and crafts festival will be staged Wednesday, Feb. 2, by
the Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria City.
Club participants in the arts and crafts show will
register their items at the Center between 8:30 and
10:30 a.m. for judging during the morning of the juried
show, said Irene Murphy, arts chair.
First-prize winners will move on to enter the
Florida Federation of Women's Clubs District 14 Arts
Holmes Beach celebrates Florida's Arbor Day
In celebration of Arbor Day, the Holmes Beach Parks and Beautification Board last week planted a tree near
the city's new butterfly garden at city hall. Joining the celebration were Doug Voltolina, state forester;
Priscilla Seawald, beautification board member; Mike Kenton, county forester; Mary.Strickland, beautifica-
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holly, one of 85 trees presented to the city through Keep Manatee Beautiful's Plant Manatee Beautiful in the
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Woman's Club headquarters.
For Wednesday's event, club members are to bring a
covered dish to share and table service for themselves and
guests at the 1 p.m. luncheon. Hostesses are Maggi
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The store is located in S&S Plaza, 5340 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach.
Artists Guild will launch
The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island will begin
a series of monthly art demonstrations on Saturday,
Jan. 29, at the guild's gallery, 5414 Marina Drive,
In the initial presentation Jacqueline Clark will
demonstrate watercolors between 1 and 3 p.m. Details
may be obtained at 778-6694.
Privateers Mullet Smoke
The Anna Maria Island Privateers will stage a
Superbowl Saturday Mullet Smoke on Jan. 29 at the
Seahorse Raw Bar and Grill, 12012 Cortez Road W. in
the village of Cortez.
Featured will be mullet fresh caught and smoked
by Privateers on the scene. The event will start at 8 a.m.
and go until sold out, said Privateers President Rick
The proceeds will go to Privateers' charitable pro-
grams, especially youth programs and scholarships.
Further information may be obtained from Maddox at
794-2599 or past president John Swager at 778-1238.
Repertory Singers import director
The Anna Maria Island Repertory Singers chorus
has named Marjorie Jasper of Sarasota as its director
and, 18 members strong now, opened its ranks to more
The chorus works out Tuesdays at 1 p.m. to perfect
its presentations. The rehearsals are in the Coleman
SBuilding of the Roser Memorial Community Church,
519 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City. New singers are to
join up there.
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Tingley Library seeking books
for February sale
Tingley Memorial Library in Bradenton
Beach is seeking books, used but not badly, for its
annual book sale the weekend of Feb. 5-6.
Hard-cover and paperbacks of any classifica-
tion are wanted, said librarian Carol Sandidge.
The sale is in conjunction with the Bridge Street
Festival in Bradenton Beach. Proceeds help fund
library projects such as two new iMac computers
for the children's department funded by last
Books should be taken to the library at 111
Second St. N., behind the Bradenton Beach City
Hall. Full information is available at 779-1208.
Parenting workshop being
organized at center
A parenting workshop is being organized by the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, which hopes to
launch the program in February.
Timing and schedule will depend on the wishes of
participants as the organizational phase progresses, said
Shirley Romberger, family therapist who will lead the
It will focus on "Raising Self-Reliant Children in
a Self-Indulgent World" and take up such matters as
conflict resolution, communication, responsibility and
discipline. Child care arrangements may be available.
Details may be obtained at 778-1908.
Dolphins to be featured at Mote
The bottlenose dolphins of Sarasota Bay will be
discussed in detail at the Monday Night at Mote lecture
series at 7 p.m. Jan. 31 in the Martin-Selby Science
Education Center at Mote Marine Laboratory, on City
Island just off the south ramp of the New Pass Bridge.
Speaker will be Dr. Douglas Nowacek,
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Engler works shown at library
Part-time Islander Dee Engler will have a dis-
play of her watercolors in February at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Engler graduated from the University of Dayton
in Ohio and headed the art department of Carroll
High School there for 15 years. She has had many
one-woman shows, said the library, but her most
prestigious probably was at the invitation of the
mayor of Steyr, Austria, where she showed 42 paint-
She and husband Nick spend the winter months
in Holmes Beach, and she has established an art
scholarship at the high school where she taught.
The library is at 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, and is open weekdays at 10 a.m., closing
Monday and Wednesday at 8 p.m., Tuesday and
Thursday at 6 and Friday and Saturday at 5 p.m.
Details are available at 778-6341.
Longboat pioneer Kahn to
Jack Kahn Jr., Longboat Key pioneer and son of
an early island writer, will address the annual meet-
ing of the Longboat Key Historical Society Thurs-
day, Jan. 27, at the Bayfront Recreation Center, 4052
Gulf of Mexico Drive.
His father, Jack Kahn Sr., was an outspoken
Longboat writer and businessman who wrote
"Kahncerns." Kahn the younger managed Senior's
Far Horizons resort from 1958 until 1978, and has
operated his own travel agency, Connoisseur, in
Sarasota for 20 years.
He was chairman of the Citizen's Advisory
Board of Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall from just
before its opening in January 1970 until mid-1985.
He currently is writing a history of his first 40 years
on the Gulf Coast.
Officers will be elected at the society's meeting,
which will follow a social time starting at 7 p.m. Ralph
Hunter, founding president of the society, claims that
pioneers are defined as "those who were present when
the Peppermint Stick restaurant, later L'Auberge du
Bon Vivant, was the center of town activities."
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Island author Beard to be at
Anna Maria Island author Frances Jordan Beard
will be at Circle Books on St. Armands Circle to meet
with fans and sign copies of her works from 3 to 5 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 29.
Unlike her first two volumes, which are mystery
stories, her latest book "It's a Great Life" is a memoir
of the wit and wisdom of her grandmother. Copies of
all three will be available at Circle Books, 478 John
A native of Kentucky, the author has set her mys-
tery novels on Anna Maria and in Kentucky and Ten-
nessee. Both "Nothing to Lose" and "Kith and Kin"
feature an Anna Maria real estate woman and her hus-
band, who are embroiled in violence and murder
through no fault of their own.
The Beards, Frances and Sam, have lived in Anna
Maria City since 1982, moving into a house they
bought in 1976 and kept for retirement.
Lakeland art day trip planned
Miriam Shapiro's art and Frank Lloyd Wright's
buildings are objects of a day trip from Longboat Key
to Lakeland Friday, Jan. 28.
Longboat art critic-author-lecturer Marcia Corbino
will lead the trip, inaugural of similar trips this year.
The tour bus leaves at 8:30 a.m. from the Centre Shops
parking lot, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Reservations
are required at the sponsoring Educaton Center, 383-
The Shapiro exhibition is in the Polk Museum and
the Wright buildings are at Florida Southern College.
Details of this and future trips are available at the cen-
Statewide church workshop here
Roser Memorial Community Church will host
"Florida Fellowship 2000," annual workshop of
Florida churches that are members of the International
Council of Community Churches, on Saturday, Jan. 29..
Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. with the first
workshop at 10. After lunch the workshops will be re-
peated so participants have a choice of two sessions.
The events are open to the public at the church, 512
Pine Ave., Anna Maria City.
Featured will be three speakers prominent in the
Rev. Michael Livingston, executive director of
the council, who will discuss "ICCC Where Are We
and Where Are We Going?"
Rev. Jeff Newhall, past executive director, speak-
ing on "Agape Work Shop," on reconciliation.
Rev. Paul Stake, minister of the Crystal Beach
Community Church, "The Life Cycle of a Congrega-
tion: Where Does Your Church Fit In?"
The events will close with a worship service at 3
Members of All Island Denominations were incor-
rectly identified in a Jan. 19 photo. The Rev. Gary
Batey is the new pastor of Roser Memorial Community
Tickets for Pirates games on sale
The McKechnie field box office, 1750 Ninth St.
W., Bradenton, has opened for ticket sales for games
during the spring training season for the Pittsburgh
Pirates, the team has announced.
The Pirates will host the world champion New
York Yankees for the opening game March 4 of the 13-
game home schedule. The National League champion
Atlanta Braves will be in town March 13, the first time
they will have played here since 1984.
More ticket and schedule information may be ob-
tained at 748-4610.
Teen Boys Group looking for boys
There are still openings for boys 11 to 15 years of
age to participate in the Teen Boys Group of the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, said program direc-
tor Mike Paukovich.
The group meets every Monday from 6 to 8 p.m.
at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City.
Meetings include time for discussion, recreation and
volunteering, he said, and boys earn points toward par-
ticipating in field trips. He would like to hear from eli-
gible boys and others interested at 778-1908.
He sells sea oats for the seashore
Don Fleming of Longboat Key is again spearheading
a sea oats planting program, the second such
program coordinated with Keep Sarasota Beautiful.
Orders may be placed through Fleming by calling
387-3871. The cost of large sea oats is 90 cents each
plus sales tax, with a minimum order of 60 plants.
"Sea oats are the most beautiful plant on our
beaches and are very important," Fleming said.
"They are one of the best plants for building sand
dunes." Last year, thousands of sea oats were
supplied by the program for beaches in the region.
Islander Photo: Courtesy Don Fleming
Matheu exhibition opening Friday
An artist's reception at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, will
open a two-week exhibition of new paintings by Leonel
Matheu at the Corbino Galleries, 5350 Gulf of Mexico
Drive, Longboat Key.
Marcia Corbino described Matheu as "sounding
the alarm as technology threatens the soul of civiliza-
tion. Matheu's fantasies express the human desire for
social equilibrium in an industrial world."
The show runs through Feb. 11. The gallery is open
from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day but Sunday. Informa-
tion may be obtained at 387-0822.
Sexless reproduction to be
discussed on Longboat
"Send in the Clones," a discussion of sexless repro-
duction, designer genes and made-to-order children,
will be discussed Tuesday, Feb. 1, in the Longboat Key
Education Center's Lecture Series 2000.
Dr. Harold Rauch, professor emeritusof biology at the
University of Massachusetts, will be speaker. He taught
and researched physiological genetics for many years.
'The program will be from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the
center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive. The series will
present lectures every Tuesday, same time, same place,
said the center's Susan Goldfarb. Reservations are nec-
essary, she said, and may be made at 383-8811.
Mote joins Neal in sales
Mote Marine Laboratory and Neal Custom Homes
have linked up to promote Mote membership and Neal
sales, Patrick K. Neal has announced.
Under the agreement, each buyer of a Neal home this
year will receive a one-year membership in Mote Marine.
Neal, noting that as a state legislator he helped fund Mote
laboratories and programs and has been a strong supporter
otherwise for many years, said he anticipates distributing
about 100 of the $65 memberships this year.
Rev. Gary Batey will be installed as pastor of
Roser Memorial Community Church at a special ser-
vice at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, at the church, 519 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria City.
Pastors from other Anna Maria Island churches are
expected to attend, plus those from the Florida Fellow-
ship of Community Churches. Rev. Michael
Livingston, executive director of the International
Council of Community Churches, will conduct the cer-
emony. A reception will follow the service.
Roser has been without a permanent minister since
Rev. Wayne Kirk resigned a year and a half ago. In-
terim pastors have filled in, Revs. Mike and Jan Smith
and more recently Rev. Bill Grossman.
Rev. Batey and wife Karen, an accomplished mu-
sician on piano and organ, have settled in on the Island
and are taking over their duties at the Island's oldest
It was founded in 1913 by builder C.M. Roser as
a memorial for his parents, pastry magnate John Roser
and Caroline. Additions over the past several months
have expanded the church to 900-person capacity.
Rev. Batey. 54, was ordained in the United Meth-
odist Church ministry in 1969 after graduation from
Heidelburg College and United Theological Seminary.
both in Ohio. He served as pastor of United Methodist
congregations in several southern Ohio cities, coming
here from Enon.
He was chaplain and director of pastoral services
for a number of Ohio hospitals, taught pastoral care and
religious drama at his alma mater and worked as spiri-
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Pastor Gary Batey
tual advisor for clinical therapists and doctoral candi-
He has been active in mission and health and wel-
fare programs and was on the board of Global Minis-
tries for the United Methodist conference. He worked
especially in senior and elderly care, has been active in
youth and children's ministries, and has written reli-
gious plays for youth and adults.
Ms. Batey grew up in Dayton. Ohio, is an elemen-
tarv school teacher, librarian, registered nurse and com-
puter analyst programmer, and was project leader at
Kettering Medical Center in Dayton.
They have two grown daughters who live in Or-
egon and Clearwater.
Roser.to install new pastor
Betty J. Adams
Betty J. Adams, 66, of Dunwoody, Ga., and for-
rrierly Bradenton Beach, died Jan. 20 in Atlanta.
Born in Lapeer, Mich., Mrs. Adams was a part-
time resident of Bradenton Beach for 10 years. She
worked for kr ger Co. for 23 year.'She was a Presby-
Visitation was Tuesday at Bradenton Funeral
Home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26,
at Skyway Memorial Gardens Chapel, Palmetto. Burial
will be at Skyway Memorial Gardens. Bradenton Fu-
neral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorial
contributions may be made to American Kidney Foun-
dation, St. 111, One Davis Blvd., Tampa, FL 33606.
Survivors include husband D. Merrill of
Dunwoody; daughters Charlene A. of Norcross, Ga.,
and Juanita A. Rawls of Bradenton Beach; son Donald
S. of Georgia; sister Gloria Miner of Canton, Mich.;
and five grandchildren.
William B. Gay
William B. Gay, 72, of Brooksville and formerly
of Bradenton, died Jan. 23 in Tampa.
Born in Dublin, Ga., Mr. Gay moved to Manatee
County from Sarasota. He was a retired supervisor with
Florida Power and Light. He served in the U.S. Navy
during World War II and was a member of Eden Bap-
tist Church, Brooksville.
Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday at Turner
Funeral Home, 504 E. Jefferson St., Brooksville. Ser-
vices and burial will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at
Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. Turner Funeral
Home, Brooksville, is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by sons John T. of Holmes Beach,
Herman E. of Brooksville, and Oda B. of Lake Wales;
daughter Linda G. Morgan of Brooksville; sisters Hilda
L. Perez and A. Eileen Varnadore, both of Palmetto,
and E. Leita Goodwin of Sarasota; brothers 0. Hanson
of Sarasota and Garrett H. of Thornhill, Tenn.; five
grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Norman L. Larzelere
Dr. Norman L. Larzelere, 81, of Anna Maria, died
Jan. 19 in Clare Bridge of Bradenton.
Born in Geneva, N.Y., Dr. Larzelere moved to
Michigan. He won a national contest to build a model
of a Napoleonic coach and used the scholarship to at-
tend Northwestern University and, upon graduation,
attended and graduated from the University of Michi-
gan School of Dentistry. He served on the teaching
staff at the university before entering private practice.
Dr. Larzelere served as a captain in the Army Dental
Corps in the Korean War. He retired from his dental
practice in 1983. He was a life member of the Ameri-
can Dental Association.
He attended First Unity Church in Kalamazoo,
Mich., and was a deacon at Roser Memorial Commu-
Services will be held at a later date. Inurnment will
be at Roser's memorial garden. Covell Cremation and
Funeral Center is in charge of arrangements. Memorial
contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Re-
search Center, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Fla.
Dr. Larzelere is survived by his wife Lucy of Anna
Maria; daughters Margaret of Newburyport, Mass.,
Judith of Watertown, Mass., and Jan Marie Martell of
Vancouver, British Columbia; brother Dr. Henry
Larzelere of Lynchberg, Va.; and six grandchildren.
Michael Lee Perry
Michael Lee Perry, 54, of Bradenton Beach, died
Jan. 17 at Integrated Health Service of Bradenton.
Born in Akron, Ohio, he came to Manatee County
in 1980 from St. Joseph, Mo.
Visitation was held at Toale Brothers Funeral
Home with the Rev. Arthur Friesen officiating. Burial
was at Fogartyville Cemetery in Bradenton.
He is survived by wife Iris Kay; daughter Jana of
Idaho; son Matthew of Washington; sisters Rosemary
Carver of Bradenton and Connie Bowe of St. Joseph;
and two grandchildren.
Elizabeth Shell, 87, of Holmes Beach, died Jan. 17
in Freedom Village Nursing Center.
Born in Chattanooga, Tenn., she came to Manatee
County from there in 1947. She owned and operated
Beach Bendix Laundry in Holmes Beach for seven
years with her husband. She attended Episcopal Church
of the Annunciation, and was the last founding mem-
ber of the Holmes Beach church.
Mrs. Shell was a member of Alpha Delta Pi and
Beta Sigma Phi.
Services were Jan. 24 at Episcopal Church of the
Annunciation. Burial was in Mansion Memorial Park,
Ellenton. National Cremation Society was in charge of
arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to All
Children's Hospital, 801 Sixth St. S., St. Petersburg, FL
She is survived by son Jerry of Bradenton and three
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Face of future Anna Maria City Commission
By Susan K. Kesselring
This is no ordinary election year in Anna Maria City.
In the largest race in the city's history, voters will
go to the polls Feb. 8 and choose a mayor and three
commissioners among 12 candidates.
Four of the five seats on the five-member board are
up for grabs. Three candidates will face off in a separate
mayoral race and nine will vie for three commission seats..
The winner of the mayor's race and two top vote-
getters in the commission race will serve two years. The
third top vote-getter will serve a one-year term, the re-
mainder of Commissioner George McKay's term. He re-
signed his post to run for mayor.
It's possible Commissioner Doug Wolfe will be the
only incumbent on the current panel when the winners are
sworn in Feb. 22.
As an aid to voters, The Islander has conducted inter-
views with each of the candidates. They provided profes-
sional and personal backgrounds and were asked their
perspective on issues important to the city.
The candidates, ranging in age from 30 to 78, repre-
sent a mix of incumbents, city servants and newcomers.
They will have an opportunity to further present
their views to voters at a forum hosted by The Islander
Wednesday, Jan. 26, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia.
Profiles are arranged in alphabetical order begin-
ning with the mayoral candidates followed by commis-
At age 30, Jason Cimino is the youngest mayoral
candidate. He lost a bid for
a commission seat in last
Year's election and has kept
'busy in the interim.
As chair of the Anna
Maria Millennium Celebra-
tion, he spent much of the
year organizing a block
party held in on Pine Street
in October. Some of the pro-
Cimino ceeds went back into the
community and the majority
of funds raised were spent on a fireworks display in De-
cember. He is also a board member of Keep Manatee
Cimino moved to Anna Maria from Portland,
Maine, two years ago, though he has lived in the city
intermittently for the past 11 years.
He attended the University of South Maine for one
year taking sculpture and painting classes.
He is a food server at DaGiorgio's restaurant in
Holmes Beach. He has worked for many restaurants,
including Spago's in Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas and
was an assistant manger for the Rainbow Grill in As-
Cimino said he would involve the community in
every aspect of government by keeping them abreast of
issues as mayor. He said he would accomplish this by
implementing a newsletter which would detail the ac-
counts of each city department and include a statement
from each commissioner.
Cimino said the most crucial item facing the city
is the city pier and that he would expedite reopening the
"It needs to be up and running and generating
revenue instead of being an eyesore and a liability,"
He doesn't think it should be patched together and
the problem handed down to residents and a future
commission. He said, "We need to spend money on a
marine consultant for a survey to know exactly what
we need to do instead of not knowing what we're do-
Cimino said the city shouldn't touch the reserves
to repair the pier. He said the city should initiate a
fundraising effort to help absorb some of the cost and
then secure a loan for the remainder.
Gary Deffenbaugh may be new to politics, but he
is no stranger to Anna Maria. A resident for 27 years,
both he and wife Elaine of 23 years own businesses on
the Island. He runs Island Lock and Key and she op-
erates Painting by Elaine. He has three adult children.
He attended Northwestern University, Syracuse
University, Ohio State Uni-
versity, Case Western Re-
/ serve Law and Medicine
and technical and commu-
A He worked in law en-
_44 forcement for more than 25
P-".'I years. Deffenbaugh was a
police officer in the U.S.
,. Navy and then joined the
DeffenbauMentor, Ohio, police force,
where he stayed for 12
years. Upon moving to Florida, he worked as an officer
for Longboat Key and the City of Bradenton's police
force before joining Anna Maria's police department in
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1976 where he stayed until 1985.
He was chief of the Mentor fire department arson
bureau from 1964 to 1972 and served as a volunteer for
Anna Maria's fire department from 1976-85. He is a
lifetime member of the Fraternal Order of Police, As-
sociated Locksmiths of America and the American
Society for Industrial Security.
Deffenbaugh, 61, said he feels the need to get in-
volved because he wants to return pride to the city.
Deffenbaugh plans to run the city as a business and
stresses organization as a key component. He also said
morale among city employees is a serious problem that
needs to be addressed.
He said if he were mayor he would reorganize the
public works department by separating it from the
building department to make service more efficient. He
also thinks an additional employee is needed in the
public works department.
Cleanliness is important to Deffenbaugh. He said
empty lots and the areas near the post office and video
rental store need attention. He also said beautification
is needed throughout the city.
When asked if he would support reinstating the
city's own police force instead of contracting services
from the sheriff's department, Deffenbaugh said at the
time the city made the arrangement it was the right
choice, but times are different.
Deffenbaugh said, "I would not initiate a change,
but I'd like to explore all options. Why should we limit
ourselves," adding that the issue could be revisited
during budget hearings and contract negotiations de-
pending on the view of the commission.
Commissioner George McKay forfeited one year
of his present term to run for mayor because, he said,
he has "the right mix.of personality to restore harmony
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and bring some stability
back to the board."
This is McKay's fourth
term as commissioner and .
his second bid to become '
mayor. He was first elected
in 1987. He regained the
commission seat in 1995 af-
ter losing a 1994 bid for the
Born on Governors Is- McKay
land, N.Y., he first came to
Anna Maria Island to visit relatives more than 40 years
ago and took up permanent residence 26 years ago,
moving from Oceanside, N.Y.
McKay, 55, and wife Linda have two sons and
He attended school in Oceanside and chose a ca-
reer in the construction industry. He owns L & M Gen-
He said he enjoys being a public servant because
he wants to be "personally involved in the community
and considers it a privilege to serve my constituents."
McKay said even though there are many issues in
the city that need attention at the moment, he can't pri-
oritize any one item he would begin working on be-
cause all are equally important.
McKay said the city does need to work on its im-
age. "We have to remember we provide a service to the
community and need to show professionalism," he
When asked if he would pursue grants in the future
for the city's infrastructure needs, McKay said, "Yes,
though we must find out the criteria before submitting
McKay doesn't like to take credit for accomplish-
ments while in office, saying his was only one vote and
it takes the commission working together to make a
difference. He did say he most recently advocated an
additional homestead exemption for the elderly and has
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asked for a percentage of the city's ad valorem income
to be allocated for purchasing city property in the fu-
ture, or to restore the city pier.
He said if given a chance he plans to address the
flooding problem near Bayfront Park.
Frank Almeda qualified to run for the commission
seat on his 78th birthday. Born in DeSoto Park in
Tampa, he has lived in Anna Maria since 1972. Almeda
has made a campaign prom-
ise to be as "frank as my
He has been active in .-
the community since mov- :
ing to the city and is presi-
dent of the Pier Regulars, a
group of fishermen and ra-
conteurs who met at the
Anna Maria City Pier. He
has been a Turtle Watch
volunteer for the past 17Alm
seasons. He is a retired plumber who acted as job stew-
ard and foreman on several large local projects. He is
a combat veteran and fought in the South Pacific in
World War II. He earned his high school diploma late
in life at Manatee High School and was his class vale-
He thinks restrictions on applications for building
permits should be relaxed. He said people shouldn't
have to apply for a permit to paint a fence and there
should be a minimum fee set for work performed.
"The Federal Emergency Management Agency
shouldn't be forced down people's-throats," he said.
"When a hurricane hits, a home's going to come down
anyhow, no matter how stringent the regulations."
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Almeda believes the city pier was shut down pre-
maturely. The sewer problems and other problems
could have been remedied, he said. He also said the rent
the city intended to charge the former tenant was too
high. "It's better to make a slow dime than a fast
nickel," he said.
Almeda said he is not in favor of restricting park-
ing to residents because it's not conducive to attracting
tourists and bringing revenue into the city.
Bob Barlow, 61, has lived in Anna Maria since
1993. He is seen regularly at the Anna Maria Elemen-
tary School and Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
ter where he and his wife, Marcia, are active volun-
teers. They have four chil-
7 dren and he has two other
\ children from a previous
"'.- r;. marriage.
Barlow earned a
bachelor's degree in engi-
neering from General Mo-
tors Institute in Flint, Mich.
He has worked as a self-
employed engineer, home
builder and land developer
in Michigan and Florida
Barlow said many of the issues plaguing the city
could be solved by "improving involvement and com-
munication between city hall and the voters, property
owners and businesses." His goal, he said, is to get
back to business and get "everyone pulling the wagon
in the same direction."
As a commissioner he said he would use a common
sense approach to solving problems and resolving is-
sues. One of his missions is to "maintain our Island
way of life and the ambience of the Island for our chil-
dren and future generations."
Barlow said in order for government to be
proactive, citizens need to be informed and have exact,
reliable information put in their hands. The father of
four small children, he understands it's not possible for
residents to attend each city meeting. He said he would
keep residents current with city happenings by means
of a newsletter or access to the Internet. He said Anna
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available. Holmes Beach subscribes to the site, he said,
but Anna Maria does not. He said he would like to put
Anna Maria on the Internet map.
On the subject of drainage on Spring Avenue,
Barlow said there is a quick, cost-effective solution. He
suggests filling the swales with river rock and topping
it with a layer of soil. He said the filled swales would
act as a filter for stormwater runoff and doing the work
wouldn't require any additional permitting or engineer-
Jay Hill is a household name to residents living in
the area of a recent controversial drainage improve-
ment project. Hill led the push to keep the project from
going forward for residents adversely affected by the
scope of the project.
Having been a witness to Anna Maria's charm for
many years, Hill, 51, said he
would like to "maintain the
city's heritage." His first
glimpse of Anna Maria was .
when he visited here with
his family in 1950. They
purchased property in 1965
and he and his wife of 31
years, Janet, moved to the
city in 1996 and he relo-
cated his law practice, Hill
Hardin & Hill.
He attended the University of Cincinnati College
of Law. He is semi-retired now, he said. His specialty
is business law and estate planning. He is a member of
the Ohio State Bar Association, Cincinnati, Florida and
Manatee County Bar associations.
Civic affiliations include serving on the boards of
the YMCA and the county fair in Ohio's Hamilton
County. He served in the U.S. Army from 1971-74.
He said if he were elected commissioner he would
take a look at the city's comprehensive plan, saying it
hasn't been reviewed in some time. With respect to the
city's daily operations, Hill said he would set some
"This city should be citizen friendly," he said. "The
standards are different for some people and the city's
building department is overly harsh with some of its
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When asked how he would deal with a city em-
ployee who had been arrested, Hill said, "It's unaccept-
able not to take disciplinary action." He said the sever-
ity of the punishment would depend on whether the
crime was a misdemeanor or a felony. "By not taking
any action, you're sending the wrong message," he
Justin McNesky, 36, said he would best serve the
residents of the city well because "I'm definitely not a
middle-of-the road kind of guy. Many of the problems
can't be resolved at city hall
because no one wants to
make a decision," he said.
McNesky has never
sought political office be-
fore, but is running to
"straighten out many of the
McNesky is single and
has three children ages 14,
11 and 9. He moved to McNesky
Manatee County in 1977
and has lived in Anna Maria for two years. He was a
history major at Manatee Community College. He is a
scuba diving instructor at Scuba Quest in Bradenton
One of his goals for the city is to "reduce secretive-
ness" in government. A good example, he said, is the
way the referendum concerning amending the city's
alcohol ordinance reads. He said it's confusing and
differs from what was originally proposed.
"Contrary to what some people think, it will not
create an influx of bars," he said. The individual res-
taurants proposed guidelines more stringent than the
state's guidelines, he said, which would require each to
derive 60 percent of their income from food sales. "It's
time the owners were recognized for supporting the tax
base of the city," McNesky said.
McNesky said he remembers when there was
ample parking at beach accesses 20 years ago. Refer-
encing a recent proposal by a parking committee mem-
ber to open all previously closed streets to parking, he
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said the city's parking dilemma shouldn't be dealt with
by placing the brunt of the problem in residents' laps.
He said the city could purchase property for park-
ing and lessen the impact on residents. He also said
handicap parking spaces need to be available at beach
accesses, but he does not advocate closing parking in
the city to non-residents or drastically changing what's
already in place.
Shirley McNulty, 63, is the only woman running
for the Anna Maria commission. She said she is at the
point in her life where she can "devote time and expe-
rience to my community
: :, without having competing
S. After earning a busi-
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in 1984, she managed 90 re-
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becoming the owner of the
McNulty former Dolphin Day Care
center in Holmes Beach
from 1994-98. She now works as a bank courier.
Because of her experience operating a large busi-
ness and raising her children by herself, McNulty said,
"I'm very careful with the dollar."
She says the current commission is spending
money "willy-nilly," and as a result taxpayers suffer.
She said she would keep a watchful eye on public
money as if it were her own. McNulty said she would
like the city to invest for the future and see its reserve
fund grow through proper investments.
She said there currently is an "air of neglect" in the
city. She would like to see the business community
flourish and dislikes seeing empty office buildings and
a vacant grocery store. "Business owners should be
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When asked about how the city should proceed
with solving the city's parking issue, McNulty said it
needs to be addressed by looking after the residents.
"As homeowners and taxpayers, residents should
be entitled to peace and quiet and the enjoyment they
deserve," she said.
"I don't think we should feel obliged to provide
parking for people from out of town," she said.
"There's plenty of parking in the city, though it may not
be in front of the beaches. I know it's not a popular
stand and it's nice to find the middle of the road, but
residents need to come first."
John Michaels, 58. moved from Germany to Anna
Maria five years ago. He is married to Elvira and owns
Pelican Real Estate.
Michaels has participated in Anna Maria govern-
ment since 1997. He served
on the city's planning and
zoning board for two years
and presently serves as
chairman of the code en-
He was born and raised
and in Pennsylvania. Fol-
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was manager of a bank's credit operations and a vice
president when he retired. He also held numerous data
processing positions and worked as a computer pro-
grammer and systems analyst.
While Michaels agrees with many of his opponents
about getting the city pier functioning again, he said,
it's just as important for the city to revise its four-year-
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old capital improvement plan. He said, "A good plan
is the road map for future improvements and the basis
for effective budgeting."
When asked where he stood on the parking issue,
Michaels said there will always be parking problems
where there are cars.
Michaels said the commission's decision to close
Gladiolus Street was wrong.
He says, "The city needs to enforce what laws it
already has on the books and provide more trash cans,
but not the tacky blue barrels the city is using now."
Thomas Skoloda, 57, is a newcomer to politics. He
and wife Carrie have two children and four grandchil-
Although he's a new resident, moving from Penn-
sylvania this summer, he's taken a strong interest in the
city and has attended many
commission meetings. -
Skoloda retired after 30
years as a psychologist for
the Veterans Administration
and 20 years in private prac-
He is a member of the -. ,,
Education Board of the
Alzheimers Association and
of the American Psycho- Skoloda
logical Association. He
works part-time at a crisis center in Bradenton.
A proclaimed optimist, Skoloda views the city's
issues not as problems, but as challenges. He further
said it's important to strive to resolve old issues before
moving on to new ones.
He said the demeanor of the city government
doesn't reflect that of the city's residents. It needs to be
more pleasant and friendly.
He said as a psychologist and trained facilitator,
many of the conflicts which have caused division in the
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city government can be resolved through improved
communication and by using "a win-win approach
rather than a win-lose approach."
When asked how he would address the city's
flooding problems, Skoloda said, "Drainage remains a
problem that requires ongoing assessment and atten-
tion. However, existing problems are not solved by
creating new problems. Any future drainage projects
will need to be looked at more closely before initiating
shortsighted solutions or relying solely on experts who
do not live in our city. I believe the citizens most
closely affected need to be consulted and included in
any future drainage projects."
When it pertains to issues and events unfolding in
Anna Maria, Dale Woodland's memory is long and his
opinions run strong. He grew up surrounded by Anna
Maria's beauty and wants to maintain the present qual-
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Having lost a bid for
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scene because, he says, "the
city is in need of repair."
Woodland serves on
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,' tee. He attends commission
meetings regularly, offering
his solutions to challenges
Woodland facing the city.
Woodland, 51, was
born in Canada, moved to Texas as a toddler and
moved to Anna Maria with his family in 1953. He at-
tended Anna Maria Elementary School, Manatee High
School and Manatee Community College, earning a
bachelor of science degree from the University of
He is single with two sons and a grandchild. He
and his son own and operate Woodland's Quality Pool
He said he would pursue grants "only if it's what
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He said dredging Lake La Vista is a good example
of a grant without any restrictions. A bad example is the
grant sought for improving the city's drainage, he said.
Woodland said the city isn't looking to the commu-
nity to help restore the city pier.
"There are contractors, engineers and other knowl-
edgeable persons who live in the city who are willing
to donate time, materials and labor," he said.
Woodland doesn't favor touching the city's reserve
funds to repair the pier and said that before securing a
loan the city should have a fundraising drive.
Commissioner Max Znika, 73, is a fixture at Anna
Maria City Hall. He has served as commissioner for 10
years, as vice mayor and as interim mayor in 1994. He
is a former two-year chairman of the code enforcement
board. He also spent one year on the planning and zon-
ing board working on the city's comprehensive plan.
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He and wife Dorothy have five children and 10
grandchildren. They came to Anna Maria in 1980.
An Indiana native, Znika attended Indiana Univer-
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agement, budget planning
and personnel. He is the re-
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Znika's civic affiliations include membership in
the Elks, Masons and Rotary. He is a past president of
the Anna Maria Island Civic Association, a former
board member of the Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce and the Island Hurricane Volunteer Pro-
gram and was manager for a year of Adopt-A-Family,
the Island's needy-family and migrant assistance pro-
Of his major accomplishments in city service,
Znika cites fiscal management, including saving
money with purchases, initiating inventory control pro-
grams and savings on the cost of insurance. He also
takes credit for initiating curbside recycling in the city.
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"I'm the only full-time commissioner at city hall,"
Znika says, adding that he is always accessible to the
public and keeps regular office hours.
He said if he is re-elected, he will initiate a five-
year plan which would include finding the Anna Maria
Island Community Center a new home. He would like
the cooperation of the other two Island cities in relocat-
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Sing night is Friday at 8 p.m. at the
Group's playhouse in Anna Maria
S City. The theater is at the corner of
Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue.
Curtain times are 8 p.m. except for
three Sunday matinees which start
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ing the Center, he said. "The Center offers a wide range
of programs to all age groups and they are squeezed for
space and need relief."
When asked if commissioners should be required
to take instruction on public records laws, Znika said,
"I'd be in favor of it," adding commissioners and other
personnel have taken workshops in the past.
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AME students place
top in county
By Susan Kesselring
Fifth grade students at Anna Maria Elementary
School, Amber Allen, Nick Taylor and Christina Zash,
took firstsecond and third place in the county for es-
says they submitted on the life of George Washington.
Taylor placed first, Zash second and Allen third.
The Daughters of the American Revolution,
Osceola Chapter, sponsored the American History Es-
say Contest. This year's topic, "An Obituary for
George Washington: 1732-1799," was in honor of what
would have been George Washington's 200 birthday.
Taylor will receive a medal and $10, Zash will re-
ceive $5 and Allen will receive $2. All winners will
receive a certificate. The students will join their teach-
ers, Joyce Ellis and Mary Miller, at an award ceremony
and luncheon at the Bradenton Country Club.
from left, Chris-
tina Zash, Nick
Amber Allen are
winners of an
based on the life
Fifth.grader Taylor takes countywide DAR prize
Editor's note: The following essay by Nick Taylor won
first place in the American History Essay Contest
sponsored by the Osceola Chapter of the National
Society of the Daughters of the American Revolu-
tion. Taylor is a student in Joyce Ellis' fifth grade
class at Anna Maria Elementary School. It is pub-
lished here "as written."
An Obituary for George Washington:
The Virginia Gazette Dec. 20, 1799
George Washington, the first president of the
United States of America, died at 11:30 p.m., on De-
cember 14 at Mount Vernon, his family estate in Vir-
ginia. Washington was sixty-seven years old. The
cause of death was a severe throat infection com-
pounded by medical treatment of blood-letting.
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ington, his half-brother, Lawrence Washington, his
step-daughter, Martha (Patsy) Parke Custis, and his
step-son, John "Jacky" Parke Custis. Washington is
survived by his wife of 40 years, Martha Dandridge
Washington, his daughter-in-law, Eleanor Custis
Stuart, his step-grandchildren, Eliza, Nelly, Martha,
and George Washington Parke Custis, and his step-
great grandchild, Frances Parke Lewis.
In his eulogy at Washington's funeral, General
Henry "Lighthorsd Harry" Lee described our first
president as a leader who was "First in war, first in
peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen."
Many other tributes have been paid to Washington.
President John Adams called him "the most illustri-
ous and beloved person which this country ever pro-
duced." George Washington was buried Dec. 18 in
the family vault at Mount Vernon.
The entire country mourns the death of this great
man for the many contributions he has made to our
nation. Although, he was recognized as a skilled ag-
riculturist and a diplomatic statesman, his most no-
table achievement was his years of military service
for his country.
In 1753, Washington's brother, Lawrence, died
leaving a vacant position as an officer in the Virginia
militia. Washington applied for the job and was ap-
pointed as a major. So at the age of twenty-one, his
long military career began. At that time, the French
and the English were fighting over control of the
Washington made some mistakes, but learned
from them. He was able to prove his leadership and
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by the age of twenty-three was put in command of
all of Virginia militia. During the French and Indian
War, his reputation was established as a commander.
In the fall of 1758 the French were defeated and
Washington resigned his commission and became a
In 1775, when Congress voted to form an Ameri-
can army (the Continental Army) to fight for our in-
dependence, George Washington was named the
He began the task of raising an army, but there
was no organization, no supplies, and not enough
weapons or ammunition. But he didn't give up. He
tricked the British by crossing the half-frozen Dela-
ware River at night to win the battle of Trenton. He
also won the battle at Princeton.
The confidence of the colonies grew when our
forces defeated the British at Saratoga, New York.
Washington and his small army survived the harsh
winter of 1777 at Valley Forge and in the spring,
news came that France would become our official
alliance against Britain. Finally, on October 19,
1781, Lord Cornwallis surrendered in Yorktown,
ending the American Revolution.
After the final peace treaty was signed, Wash-
ington returned to his family in Mount Vernon,
where he had been living since. Last year, however,
when President Adams feared we might go to war
with France, he called Washington out of retirement
for a few months. But when the threat was over,
Washington returned to spend the last year of his life
with his family.
John Marshall has asked Congress for "a na-
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memorial to honor the memory of the late George
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Jan. 13, possession of crack cocaine, possession
of paraphernalia, 400 block of Spring Avenue. The
deputy stopped Josephine Borsellino, 35, of Sarasota
for driving with no tag displayed. The deputy said as
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Jan. 13, harassing phone calls, 100 block of South
Jan. 15, theft of $8 worth of gasoline, 2513 Gulf
Drive, Circle K.
Jan. 16, burglary, Cortez Beach parking lot. The
victim reported he left his jeans with his wallet inside
while he went to the beach. He said when he returned
a credit card and $130 were missing from the wallet.
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Jan. 16, disturbance, 400 block of Bay Palms
Drive. The complainant reported the subject came to
the residence, stood outside and yelled profanity. The
officer located the subject and advised her not to return
to the complainant's residence. He also advised her not
to drive due to intoxication.
Jan. 16, suspicious, 5901 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach Public Works Department. The officer observed
the juvenile subject outside the public works building
throwing potted plants. The officer transported the sub-
ject to his residence and spoke to his father, who said
he would contact the public works department regard-
Jan. 20, vandalism, 6300 block of Flotilla Drive.
The victim reported an unknown person scratched the
side of the vehicle and painted an obscene word on the
trunk. Damages were $350.
Jan. 20, vandalism, 6300 block of Flotilla Drive.
The victim reported an unknown person scratched an
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West scores 10 in Grizzlies win
Broderick West of the Grizzlies and the Hawks'
Justin Dearlove matched shot for shot, scoring 10
points apiece in a close shootout won by the Grizzlies
The Hawks fell when they couldn't get the ball in
net in the final two minutes of the game despite several
shots that bounced and rolled off the rim.
West scored the winning basket when he stole the
ball and drove across mid-court before realizing he was
headed in the wrong direction. He spun around,
dribbled past two defenders and sank a short jumper
with three minutes to play.
The Division 3 game for players age 5-7 was close
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West put the H.E. Inc. Grizzlies ahead 4-2 in the
first period with a long shot from the top of the key.
Hannah Mitchell grabbed five rebounds for the Griz in
the seven-minute session.
To start the second period, West stole the ball and
went the distance sinking one for a 6-2 lead.
Playing for the Bridge Street Pier & Cafe Hawks,
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game at six. Then Mitchell grabbed an offensive re-
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West ended the first half with a basket to put his team
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Dearlove closed the gap to 10-8 with his sixth point
and Mitchell came back with her fourth point of the
game to give the Griz a 12-8 lead.
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That's when West pulled his "Wrong-Way
Corrigan" move and made up for it with the winning
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THE ISLANDER J JAN. 26, 2000 0 PAGE 23
SPORTS, FROM PAGE 22
why they're the cream of the league with a 77-62 drub-
bing of the First National Bank Bulls on Saturday.
Joey Kerns of the Heat topped all scorers with 24
points and also made a half dozen steals. The Heat's
Adam Wall and Bulls forward Adam Pear scored 22
each and Bulls forward Gerard Ciarleglio had 20 de-
spite not playing most of the first half.
Heat point man Mick "Downtown" Cripe scored
11 including three, three-pointers from outside.
Pear took on most of the load for the Bulls in the
first half scoring the first eight points but the Heat was
too much for the Bulls. The Heat built up a 44-22 lead
by the end of the first two periods.
The third period started out sloppy, then Cripe
scored two baskets from beyond three-point land.
Tyler Krauss added four points for the Heat who
appeared to be on cruise control at 61-37 by the end of
In the fourth, the Bulls started a comeback with a
full-court press and some timely shots from Ciarleglio
who seemed to score at will.
The Heat would have none of it as Wall, Kerns,
Cripe and Krauss closed out the Bulls by 15 points.
Little League tryouts set for Saturday
Tryouts for the Anna Maria Little League are sched-
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Seven-year-olds lead off at 9 a.m. at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center baseball field, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Players will be given a chance to hit, field, throw
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Island Football Club under-10 squad takes West Coast soccer cup
The Island Football Club's under-10 soccer squad shows who's No. 1 after taking the West Coast Cup with a
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Woodson, Zack Geeraerts, Brad Bryant (looking at trophy), Spencer Carper (in the head squeeze), Connor
Bystrom, Joel Mitchell, Nick Smith and Mikey Schweitzer. In the back holding the trophy is Coach Brad Lisk
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classes begin Tuesday
Boating and seamanship classes will be con-
ducted by Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 81 start-
ing Tuesday, Feb. 1, at Manatee Technical Insti-
tute, 5603 34th St. W., Bradenton.
There will be seven sessions on consecutive
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and run the bases.
The eight-year-olds try out at 10 a.m., age nine try-
outs are set for 11 a.m., 10-year-olds at noon and play-
ers age 11-12 go off at 1 p.m. at the field.
Another tryout session is scheduled for Saturday,
Feb. 5, at the same times for the same age groups. Play-
ers must attend at least one of the tryout sessions. The
only exceptions are returning major league players.
A draft will follow the Feb. 5 tryouts with teams
chosen for T-ball, AA pitching-machine league, AAA
and major leagues.
Anyone who applied for Junior Little League (age
13 and up) will be contacted by Bob Gibbons.
Daniels shoots 74 at Palma Sola
Chuck Daniels shot a sparkling 74 at the weekly
Sunday Sunrise Golf Tounament held at Palma Sola
Daniels lapped the field in points, scoring plus 16
on a modified Stableford scoring system to beat sec-
ond-place finisher Tim Woltz (plus six) and third-place
Mark Fransen (plus four).
Daniels also came within a point of tying Neal
Curtis' record for total points scored in one round when
he tallied 39 on the day.
Daniels had three skins while Curtis, Woltz and
Tim Lease had one each.
Closest to the pin on the par threes went to Rick
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Morash had a good day, firing a 77 on a wind-
High fliers, high scorers for the week
In Division 2 (ages 8-10), Anna Maria Oyster Bar
continues to be the team to beat. In both games last
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In Division 1 (ages 11-13), the previously unde-e
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Premier League (Age 14-16)
First National Bank 7-1
Westbay Athletic Club 5-3
Island Family Physicians 2-6
Police Athletic League 2-6
Division 1 (Age 11-13)
Bell South 8-1
Sign of the Mermaid 8-1
A Paradise Realty 5-4
Econo Lodge 3-5
Tree of Life 3-5
Anna Maria Glass & Screen 3-7
Island Discount Tackle 1-8
Division 2 (Age 8-10)
Anna Maria Oyster Bar 11-1
Bryant's Recycled Treasures 9-3
Island Real Estate 8-4
Flash Flights 7-5
Marco Polo's Pizza & Ice Cream 6-6
Air & Energy 3-9
Jessie's Island Store 2-10
Publix Supermarket 2-10
SPORTS, FROM PAGE 24
55 Saturday night.
Mermaid head coach Corky Parker said his team is
on a roll, just in time for the championship tournament.
"I knew my team was going to beat Bell," Parker said.
"They've been playing so well as a team lately and when
they play together it all comes together for us."
The game was knotted at 54 at the end of regula-
tion play, but in overtime it was all Chase Parker and
the Sign of the Mermaid defense.
Parker scored eight of his 26 points in the overtime
period and Eddie Anderson chipped a basket to
outscore Bell South 10-2. Ryan Bradley scored 16 for
In another crucial win last week, the Mermaid team
won a close game in the final moments when Whitney
Price grabbed a rebound of a Parker shot and put up her
shot with two seconds left in regulation play that won
Mermaid the game 44-43.
THE ISLANDER U JAN. 26, 2000 U PAGE 25
Anna Maria Island Community
Center basketball schedule
Premier Division (ages 14-16)
Jan. 29 Police Athletic League vs. Westbay Athletic Club at 10 a.m.
First National Bank vs. Island Family Physicians at 11 a.m.
Jan. 31 Playoffs: First place vs. Fourth place at 8 p.m.
Feb. 1 Second place vs. Third place at 8 p.m.
Feb. 3 Jan. 31 winner vs. Feb. 1 winner for championship
Division 1 (ages 11-13)
Jan. 27 Bell South vs. Tree of Life at 7 p.m.
Anna Maria Glass & Screen vs. Econo Lodge at 8 p.m.
Jan. 28 A-Paradise Realty vs. Island Discount Tackle at 7 p.m.
Tree of Life vs. Sign of the Mermaid at 8 p.m.
Jan. 29 Tree of Life vs. Island Discount Tackle at 6 p.m. )
A Paradise Realty vs. Econo Lodge at 7 p.m. .
Bell South vs. Anna Maria Glass & Screen at 8 p.m.
Jan. 31 Playoffs: Second place vs. Fifth place at 7 p.m.
Feb. 1 Playoffs: Third place vs. Fourth place at 7 p.m.
Feb. 2 Playoffs: Jan. 31 winner vs. Feb. 1 winner at 6 p.m.
Feb. 3 First place team vs. Feb. 2 winner for championship at 7 p.m.
Division 2 (ages 8-10)
Jan. 27 Island Real Estate vs. Bryant's Recycled Treasures at 6 p.m.
Jan. 28 Marco Polo's Pizza & Ice Cream vs. Jessie's Island Store at 6 p.m.
Jan. 29 Flash Flights vs. Anna Maria Oyster Bar at 2 p.m.
Marco Polo's Pizza & Ice Cream vs. Air & Energy at 3 p.m.
Jessie's Island Store vs. Bryant's Recycled Treasures at 4 p..m.
Island Real Estate vs. Publix Super Market at 5 p.m.
Jan. 31 Playoffs: Second place vs. Fifth place at 6 p.m.
Feb. 1 Playoffs: Third place vs. Fourth place at 6 p.m.
Feb. 2 Playoffs: Jan. 31 winner vs. Feb. 1 winner at 5 p.m.
Feb. 3 First place team vs. Feb. 2 winner for championship at 6 p.m.
Division 3 (ages 5-7)
Jan. 29 H.E. Inc. vs. Papa John's Pizza at noon
Bridge Street Pier & Cafe vs. Galati Marine at 1 p.m.
First team is home team
Immediately following the Mermaid/Bell South
tilt, a red-hot A-Paradise Realty squad and Anna Maria
Glass & Screen took it to the limit.
At the end of regulation play, the teams were
tied at 50. In overtime, Mario Torres scored four of
his 32 points and Sam Lott added two to help A-
Paradise win 56-54. Charlie Saurer had 27 points for
Glass & Screen.
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Another front keeps some anglers in armchairs
By Capt. David Futch
Here we go again.
Another cold front with a blast of wind out of the
northwest kept a lot of anglers at home the past week
though some grouper fishermen said they're still slay-
ing gags and reds close to shore.
Inshore fishermen are catching trout in deep holes,
some flounder and mangrove snapper near Sunshine
Skyway Bridge reefs.
Bruce Shearer at Annie's Bait & Tackle at the foot
of the Cortez Bridge said Capt. Zack Zacharias has been
getting some nice catch-and-release snook and redfish
with some flounder thrown in for good measure.
"Zack's catching a few cobia when he can sneak
out into the Gulf," Shearer said. "Fishing overall has
been pretty good."
Shearer added that Sam Kimball on the Legend
had a carbon copy of his previous week of fishing,
bringing home plenty of grouper after pounding the
gags and reds offshore.
"I've seen him limit out on half-day trips and not
go further than five miles offshore," Shearer said.
"Even the tourists are catching grouper and some of
them are using steel wire leader."
Folks at the Rod & Reel Pier at the north end of
Anna Maria Island have found the going slow with
some sheepshead and bonnet head sharks caught but
mostly catching the brunt of 20- to 30-knot winds out
of the northwest.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said
snapper fishing during the full-moon nights was incred-
ible near shore and offshore. Anglers were catching
mangrove, lane and yellowtail snapper.
"The grouper fishing is still phenomenal and don't get
hooked into going 9 to 13 miles out. Go out a little farther
and you'll catch bigger fish. There are a lot of tripletail
around buoys in Tampa Bay. They tend to sun themselves
and fishing for them is better when the sun is overhead.
"As far as backwater goes, this is the time of year
to catch trout on top-water plugs like a Yo-Zure or
Rebel popper. You can see them hit the lure. Pompano
should be: on the beach soon because there are plenty
of them in the north part of Sarasota Bay.
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Brian DeBellevue, 13, can't wait to fillet this 23-
pound grouper and put him in the pan. DeBellevue
and his father Kip caught this keeper while fishing
12 miles offshore with Smokey Whiteside. Islander
Photo Courtesy: Kip DeBellevue
"Of course there are plenty of sheepshead around
structures. They're always a good alternative when
other fish aren't biting."
Expect to see Capt. Matt Bowers in action soon.
Bowers, who has been at Island Discount Tackle for
years, just got his guide license. He also bought a 26-
foot open fisherman with twin 225-horsepower
Yamahas that will get him where he needs to go quick.
Bowers is a long-time Islander who knows the loca-
tions of plenty of fishing holes and reefs. I've been out
with him on several occasions where we tore the grouper
a new one. On one trip a couple of years ago while fish-
ing for little black tip sharks in Southwest Channel be-
tween Egmont and Passage keys, we caught a 350-pound
jewfish. After a 90-minute fight, Bowers brought the gi-
ant grouper alongside and when I grabbed it by the lower
lip, it threw up about two gallons of water on me. Bow-
ers fell down in the boat, not because he slipped but be-
cause he was laughing so hard. Bowers has a knack for
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Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said he
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River. Some small trout mostly, according to Johnson.
Carl Shaner at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle
near the Manatee Avenue Bridge said wade fishermen
who walk the flats near the bridge have been catching
redfish and flounder in deep holes.
"For the most part it has been a lot of chill and
wind and not many fishermen," Shaner said. "Until the
water temperature warms up we're in trouble."
Capt. Glenn Corder of the charter boat Deep
South said fishing has slowed a little but he's still get-
ting his fair share of grouper.
"I've been going out 15 to 18 miles and getting
keeper reds and black grouper," Corder said. "There
are a few mackerel and bonita but they're scattered.
When the wind peters out, it will get good again."
Capt. Curt Morrison of the charter boat Neva-
Miss said he went out three times last week and the
grouper fishing is as good as he's ever seen it.
"We've been getting 12- to 15 pound gag grouper
about 15 miles offshore and the mangrove snapper fish-
ing has been good. We're catching them to 24 inches,"
Morrison said. "We're also seeing kingfish and caught
two Saturday on a free line while grouper fishing. I
haven't seen kings stay around this long. Has to have
something to do with water temperature.
"There are some big bonita out there to 3 1/2 feet.
They're powerful. They make two or three good runs
on 3/0 reels. For folks used to catching crappie, it's
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams out of
Captain's Marina in Holmes Beach said last week he
went winter fishing and had a nice run of big sheeps-
head around rock piles just off the beaches.
"We caught big trout to 24 inches in deep holes.
There are a few pompano around and should be good
for a couple of months yet."
Capt. Justin Moore said his boat is out of the
water for repairs. He was, however, able to get out and
caught some flounder and redfish around docks.
"Snook fishing is just about done for the winter,"
Moore said. "They need a break anyway."
Capt. Thorn Smith of Angler's Repair on.Cortez
Road said he has been concentrating on reefs like the
Skyway Reef where he's catching mangrove snapper to
15 inches, four-pound sheepshead and flounder. He's us-
ing Cotee swirl-tail jigs in chartreuse color and shrimtf.
"The one trip'I took near the beach I did ood on
trout near Tidy Island with chartreuse jigs and shrimp,"
Smith recently signed on to co-host a fishing show
on WQYK-1010 AM called the Florida Marine Scene.
Smith and the show's host, Capt. Sergio Atanes of
Tampa, broadcast from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Saturday.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip Tide out of
Captain's Marina in Holmes Beach continues to put a
hurting on grouper. He and mate Rodney Shirley have
led their customers to enough grouper to bring home
plenty for the freezer.
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Dolphin deaths stretch from Keys to Panhandle in Gulf
Dolphins are dying in record numbers in the Gulf
of Mexico and some scientists fear the fatalities are a
harbinger of an ecosystem in trouble.
About 150 deep-ocean dolphins were trapped in
shallow waters off the Florida Keys last week. Rescu-
ers were able to turn many back to sea, but about 25
died. Add that grim total to the 115 dolphins washed
ashore in the Florida Panhandle since August, and there
appears to be some serious problems in the Gulf.
Scientists have determined red tide contributed to
the Panhandle dolphin deaths. There has been an out-
break of the toxic algae bloom up there for the past few
The Keys deaths may be related, since the deep-
water dolphins usually travel hundreds and hundreds
of miles a season, and they could have moved south,
away from the red tide outbreak in the north. Pre-
liminary causes of death showed the marine mam-
mals were weak with little or no food in their stom-
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deaths in 1996 attributed to red tide. Most were here in
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Adding to the gloomy picture are studies of Gulf
dolphins that reveal high levels of pesticides and other
chemicals in their tissues. Some are also suffering from
a form of arthritis.
It gets worse. Forms of cancer are showing up in
sea lions in California, beluga whales off Canada
and dolphins here. There is also a marine equivalent
of measles that has killed tens of thousands of dol-
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1980s, something that hasn't ever been reported be-
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of activity. There are so many bizarre things going on."
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Seawall Caps Erosion Control
Pilings Rock Revetments
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Storm damage down last year
Losses due to storms were "only" $8.2 billion last
year in this country, down from $10 billion in 1998,
according to something called the Insurance Services
The group of insurers total up all the damage
caused by weather annually. For a change, Florida
did not lead the list in 1999 Oklahoma took those
"honors" with the tornadoes last May that caused
more than $1 billion in damage. Florida was 10th
last year with $222 million, mostly from hurricanes
Floyd and Irene.
However, Florida led the list for the past 10 years,
due mostly to Hurricane Andrew's 1992 rampage that
resulted in more than $19 billion in damage.
Let's hope we make the bottom of the list for 2000.
Mote Marine Laboratory scientists were probably
puffing celebratory cigars last week after a male
seahorse gave birth to 139 babies.
Yes, you read that right a male seahorse. The
female seahorse lays eggs in a male's stomach pouch,
and he then carries the eggs until they hatch, hence the
male birthing angle.
"We knew the male was pregnant, but he didn't
start showing until last week," Mote's curator said.
The mortality rate for seahorses is high, but Mote
officials hope 10 percent or so of the little guys and
girls will make it.
Humpback whales they're the ones that "sing"
to each other across thousands of miles of open ocean
- are filter feeders. They swim through schools of tiny
krill, a kind of shrimp, and filter food from water by
opening, a kind of big pouch under their mouths. Imag-
ine a pelican diving for a fish and catching it in its
pouch, and you've got the idea.
So how much water can a humpback whale hold in
its pouch? Try 15,000 gallons. Now, to get an idea of
what that figure really means, consider that a standard
pool 14 feet wide by 28 feet long, with depths ranging
from 3 to 6 feet, holds about 12,000 gallons of water.
By the way and if my math is right a hump-
back whale can scoop up 125,000 pounds of water, or
more than 62 tons.
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Island real estate sales
6006 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 118 Playa
Encantada, a 1,011 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1980,
was sold 12/16/99, Rittoff to Drushal, for $148,000; list
6300 Flotilla, Holmes Beach, 83 Shell Point 1, a
1,340 sfla 3bed/2&1/2bath condo built in 1973, was
sold 12/14/99, Fuller to Ramus, for $199,900; list
679 Key Royale Dr., Holmes Beach, a bayfront
4,172 sfla 3bed/3bath/2car/pool home built in 1974 on
jet[s /lR eaIl state, O
419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 P O Box 2150
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CANALFRONT POOL HOME
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This newly refurbished 3BR/3BA waterfront pool home
offers a spacious split bedroom design and bright
southerly exposure in the beautiful Bay Palms section
of Holmes Beach. Some of the countless amenities
include a light and spacious eat-in kitchen with gor-
geous washed oak cabinets, cozy bar area with glass
block front, custom etched glass front doors and
shower enclosure, ceramic tiled floors and 34x17' fi-
berglass in-ground swimming pool. Enjoy the views of
sparkling Bimini Bay and the convenience of a private
boat dock and davits. Includes lush tropical landscap-
ing and fully fenced back yard. Priced at $349,000.
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a 150x150 lot, was sold 12/16/99, Nichols to Krauss,
for $650,000; list $695,000.
100 73rd St., 202-A Coconut, a 660 sfla lbed/
bath condo, was sold 12/31/99, VandenBranden to
Kenrick, for $147,000.
110 Mangrove, a 50x110 lot, was sold 12/28/99,
Martin & Munson to Fausset, for $153,500.
114 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, a 50x110 lot, was sold
12/27/99, Walter to Bistro Holdings, for $95,000.
1401 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 5 Bermuda Bay
Club 3, a new condo, was sold 12/27/99, Bermuda Bay
Development to Wilkes & Christner, for $284,599.
201 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, a multi-unit apart-
ment building of 3,940 sfla with pool (1986) built in
1972 on a 50x181 lot, was sold 12/29/99, Knaggs to
Flagg, for $495,000; list $549,000.
2312 Avenue C, Bradenton Beach, K-3 Lay Z Liv
N King of Hardts, a 651 sfla 2bed/lbath condo built in
1979, was sold 12/29/99, Hall & Drake to Andrusko,
for $72,500; list $79,900.
2407 Avenue C, Bradenton Beach, a 1,674 sfla
2bed/2bath 1/2 duplex built in 1983 on a 25x100 lot,
was sold 12/29/99, Sestak to Powers, et al, for
3601 E. Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 106 Ph4-D1
Sandy Point, a 1,048 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in
1988, was sold 12/31/99, Aleshire to Smith, for
$102,500; list $110,000.
401 Gulf Dr. S., Bradenton Beach, a 999 sfla Ibath
home built in 1926 on a 50x50 lot, was sold 12/29/99,
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to gorgeous beach. 2BR/2BA each side with extra 9
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area and allacned guest or rental Sulles
Large double 0ot close it Deach $245 000)
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BAYFRONT HOME' Newly histed 2BR.3BA
resicenc-e located Irni, e Cili of A.nna Maria
wilh lat.ulc.u; .,ews o.- Tampa Bay Ollered at
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REAL ESTATE, FROM PAGE 28
Repaid to Callahan, for $100,000.
7005 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a 1,536 sfla 4bed/
2bath/2cp duplex built in 1969 on a 70x100 lot, was
sold 12/31/99, Fadely to Gulf Beach Mgt. Inc., for
$180,000; list $189,000
727 Holly, a canalfront lot, was sold 12/30/99,
Shank to Staebler, for $154,000.
1401 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, 20 Bermuda
Bay Club 3, a new condo, was sold 1/4/00, Bermuda
Bay Development to Watson, for $266,397.
2211 Avenue C, Bradenton Beach, a 1,580 sfla 1
bath home built in 1947 on a 50x100 lot, was sold 1/
4/00, Dugan to Bolan, for $179,000.
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2316 Avenue A, Bradenton Beach, a lot, was sold
1/5/00, Stewart to Bowen, for $53,000.
2318 Avenue A, Bradenton Beach, a bayfront
1,290 sfla 2bed/2bath home built in 1969 on an irregu-
lar-shaped lot, was sold 1/5/00, Stewart to Fienga, for
$295,000; list $295,000.
2600 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 26 Anna Maria
Island Club, a Gulffront 1,179 sfla 2bed/2bath condo
built in 1982, was sold 1/6/00, Hashmall & King to
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Fadely, for $359,000; list $359,000.
422 Spring, Anna Maria, a 1,190 sfla 4bed/2bath
duplex built a very long time ago and remodeled in the
early 1990's on a 52x145 lot, was sold 1/5/00,
Worobec to Westbrook, for $190,000; list $199,000.
432 62nd St., Holmes Beach, a 1,080 sfla 2bed/
2bath/lcp attached home built in 1972 on a 35x93 lot,
was sold 1/6/00, Slatten to Dunkle & Macleod, for
501 70th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,098 sfla 2bed/
2bath/lcar/pool home built in 1967 on a 100x102 lot,
was sold 1/6/00, Torres to Faasse, for $146,000.
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3BR/2BA home on deep-water canal with direct access to
Tampa Bay. Ceramic tile, large caged pool, fireplace, dock.
Great Holmes Beach location. $289,000.
Smuggler's Landing a unique waterfront condominium with
a true "Florida" lifestyle. Ready for occupancy about March
1. With a choice of carpet, tile, cabinets, etc. Forty-foot
deepwater dock, heated pools and spas, tennis, clubhouse, pri-
vate covered parking and storage, elevators, close to beaches,
shopping, restaurants and movies.
Waterfront condo, 3BR/2BA, beautiful view, $274,000.
Townhouse 3BR/3BA, private elevator, $314,900.
PALMA SOLA BAYFRONT
3BR/4.5BA contemporary cedar home. Panoramic view of
Palma Sola Bay. Over 5,000 sq.ft of living area.
Cathedral ceiling, elevator, loft, family room, den, pool and
spa, deck, boat dock. $795,000.
OFF-ISLAND POOL HOME
3BR/2BA family home. Palma Sola area. Caged pool, nicely
landscaped, very good condition. $124,900.
Julie Gilstrap Patti Marifjeren
RUNAWAY BAY 1BR/1BA, screened porch -$700 mo.
3BR/2BA house on canal, caged pool, dock, fireplace $2000 mo.
1BR/1BA Duplex $500 & $700
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MARINER'S COVE Luxury waterfront 3BR/2BA condo
at The Pointe at Mariner's Cove with cut coral fireplace,
curved wall accents, two-car garage, workshop, private
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
Judy or Darcie Duncan 779-2290 eves.
GULFFRONT LOT Pristine Gulffront property on the
north end of Anna Maria. Unobstructed views of the
Gulf of Mexico, Tampa Bay and Sunshine Skyway. Se-
cluded, exclusive and breathtaking views. $800,000.
Call Susan Hatch 778-7616 eves.
ISLAND LOT 50 by 100 ft. lot zoned duplex or single
family. $69,900. Call Bill Donnelly 778-6392 eves.
WEST BRADENTON 2BR/1BA home with glass en-
closed porch. Central air and heat, security system.
Nice lot with fruit trees and sprinkler system. $82,000.
Call Carla Price 778-5648 eves.
CAPETOWN VILLAGE Stunning two-story 3BR/2.5BA
home on nicely treed lot. Features include ceramic tile
throughout the first floor, family room, screened porch,
deck, two-car garage. Can be purchased turnkey fur-
nished. $164,900. Call Zee Catanese 794-8991 eves.
LAKEBRIDGE A lovely 2BR/2BA condo with many up-
grades. Florida room, eat-in kitchen, glass-enclosed porch,
garage. Pergo and ceramic tile floors throughout. Delightful
fenced enclosed L-shaped courtyard for gardening. A must
see! $117,900. Call Zee Catanese 794-8991 eves.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
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ISLAND LIVING This lovely canalfront home fea-
tures a casual open floor plan with a large tiled
Florida room overlooking the water. 2BR/2BA,
large kitchen with breakfast nook and bay window.
Don't miss this delightful home on a great street.
Just listed at $229,500.
This well built elevated home is on two large
canalfront lots on the north end of Anna Maria.
Unlimited potential here to expand or knock down
for two great canalfront lots. 228 ft. on the water.
This one won't last! Offered at $329,000.
ISLAND'S BEST WALKING BEACH
This great family beach house is just steps to the
Island's best walking beach. Large rooms and open
floor plan make this an exceptional second home
with great rental history. Complete with caged pool.
Just listed at $295,000.
Walk to the beach from your new home built on this
large lot in Anna Maria City! 75 by 140 feet with sea-
wall, no bridges with direct bay access. Build your
dream home here! Just listed at $149,000.
ANNA MARIA'S BEST BUY!
This great elevated home in the heart of Anna Maria
is close to everything! 2BR/2BA and lots of storage
downstairs. Nice family neighborhood in walking
distance to the beach. Just reduced to $169,900.:
Separately deeded boat slip with direct bay access
HOME WITH BOAT SLIP PRICED
r[ Call Ken Jackson at 778-6986
Agnes Tooker 778-5287
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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 fini-
als) including two mattresses and pop-up unit
$285. Can deliver. Call 753-7118.
PECANS-MAMMOTH HALVES, new crop $6.50
pound. Benefit Island players. SunCoast Real Es-
tate. 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. Only two left, dark
wood, $100 each. 778-1102.
FISHING EQUIPMENT, 10-foot bait nets, rods,
reels, bulk line, Loomis rods and more. Tom
INSTRUCTOR'S SCUBA EQUIPMENT, one year
old. Small Seaquest Diva QD buoyancy compensa-
tor with integrated weight system and attached dive
knife. Dacor "Extreme" regulator, Dacor "Enduro"
octopus, and Seaquest "Favor" computer console
with compass. Slightly faded from pool use, but in
excellent condition. New $1,520, yours for $675.
Must be certified diver, with card. Must see. Call
778-1016 for appointment.
MOVING SALE, QUEEN bedroom set, two end-
tables, dresser and lamps. Living room set includes
sofa, love seat, two end-tables, coffee table and
lamps. Call Dave, 778-6197.
BAMBOO FURNITURE, IDEAL for porch or patio.
Couch and two chairs with loose cushions, table, four
chairs, miscellaneous tables, lamps. 778-6091.
ERICCSON CELL PHONE with car and home
charger, manual, $35. Can be seen at The Islander
newspaper, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, or
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. Two for one clothing sale.
TWO FAMILY GARAGE sale, Saturday, Jan. 29,
9am-2pm. Tools, ladder, rattan furniture, washer,
microwave, range and books. Corners of 2nd Ave.
and 45th St., Holmes Beach.
GARAGE SALE SATURDAY, Jan. 29, 8am-4pm.
515 58th St., Holmes Beach, east of City Hall.
YARD SALE SATURDAY, Jan. 29, 8am. 202 Pea-
cock Lane, Holmes Beach.
ESTATE SALE FRIDAY, Saturday, Sunday, Jan.
28-30, 12noon-4pm. Furniture and miscellaneous
household items. 501 72nd St., Holmes Beach.
GARAGE SALE SUNDAY, Jan. 30, 8am-noon. Two
households. Fumiture, household items and much more.
Something for everyone. 315 58th St., Holmes Beach.
LAST WEEK OF SALE "Housewarmings by
Horigans". Clearing out, 50% off everything. Lo-
cated in Under the Sun Antiques, Holmes Beach.
NOTARY PUBLIC, CIVIL marriages and renewal
vows. Sunset beach setting or wherever. Norman
R. Veenstra, 778-5834.
I WILL NOT be responsible for any debts incurred
by Mike Appleton or anyone other than myself,
Martha J. Riley (Marty).
BINGO EVERY THURSDAY, 7pm. Annie Silvers
Community Center, 23rd St., Bradenton Beach.
Donations needed for annual sale. Drop off or
phone 778-4400. Smoke free.
MISSING: 12 FT. ALUMINUM V-hull boat, Sears
brand. Reward for return. Bigger reward for culprit.
LOST, SMALL THREE year old dark tortoise shell
kitty. Declawed and spayed female named "Sassy".
Yellow/gold eye color. Please call 778-1353.
"CRITTER SITTER" 21 years as Island residents,
five years in pet care. Tender loving care for your
pets, with in-home visits. 778-6000.
DALMATION PUPPY NEEDS a home. Nine month
old spayed female has shots. Elder lady cannot
care for frisky puppy. Please call Mary Shepard at
1991 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL, only 69,000 miles.
Beautiful, white, vinyl top, leather seats, immacu-
late throughout. Garaged since new, one owner,
decorative spare tire on rear. Must see to appreci-
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything
else in The Islander, 778-7978.
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Carol S. Heinze
DYNAMIC VIEW From your front
row seat overlooking the Gulf.
3BR/2BA elevated, Gulffront
home with spacious covered
porch. Large wooden deck on
ground level adds even more
room to your beachside living
enjoyment. Vaulted ceilings,
laundry room, outside shower
and well-maintained landscaping
are added features. $699,000.
OPEN HOUSE, SUNDAY 1-4, 518
SOUTH DRIVE, ANNA MARIA
JUST REDUCED Motivated seller for
this elevated, canalfront 3BR/3BA
home. Across from the bay. Light and
bright with view down the canal from
two decks. $345,000. IB39198
ONE OF A KIND Fabulous tropical pool
area is an added bonus to this Holmes
Beach duplex. Updated kitchens. 2BR
on each side. $250,000. IB41484
KEY ROYALE OPPORTUNITY Up-
dated, turnkey furnished 2BR/2BA
with heated pool and fruit trees.
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heated/caged pool. One block to bay, two blocks to beach.
Wheelchair accessible, hydro tub, double lot (zoned duplex),
tongue-and-groove ceilings too many extras to list. $286,000.
Robert St. Jean 794-8059 or Carolyn Patrick 331-9201.
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BOAT & OATNG 'HLP ANTE Cotined IHEL WATED ontnue
OFFSHORE CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Glenn
Corder aboard Deep South. Half & full day. For in-
formation call 778-1203 or Mobile 713-5900.
BOAT WASHING,. compounding, hand waxing,
hand buffing, teak conditioning and refinishing.
Complete detailing, 30 years experience. Satisfac-
tion guaranteed, fully insured. 794-8844.
INSHORE AND NEARSHORE sport fishing. Cap-
tain Justin Moore aboard the Primadona II. Half day
or full day. 778-6983 or cell, 720-6408.
YACHT CLEANING by Carleen. Detailing and wax-
ing. 20 years experience. Island resident, refer-
VISIT HISTORIC EGMONT Key for great family
fun, by boat. We also offer fishing and diving char-
ters. Call Ocean Action at 794-5980.
1989 CHRIS CRAFT. 17ft. with trailer, new 3.0 liter
V-6 motor. New cover, depth (fish) finder and acces-
sories. $2,750 or best offer. 778-5924 or 778-7734.
SERVERS WANTED, DINING room and cocktail.
Good $$, full or part-time. Buccaneer Inn, 383-5565.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Library.
Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-6247.
GULF VIEW COMMERCIAL IN ANNA MARIA
10006 Gulf Drive
A two-story, four-unit, Spanish-style building with lots of
design options. 2,740 sq. ft., Two full baths up, two half
baths down. Up currently office and custodial suite;
down is retail. Parks nine. $340,000.
Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, Fl 34216
Phone & Fax: (941)778-1222
PANORAMIC NORTH & SOUTH VIEWS from this newly
listed Gulffront lot on Anna Maria's pristine "natu-
ral beach"! 50 feet direct Gulf frontage and 60
feet street frontage with depth of 125 feet. Plus
land to mean high water line. Cleared and ready
for new construction with lovely tropical foliage.
This is a "one of a kind" lot for discriminating buyer
desiring their home in paradise! Asking $895,000.
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"We ARE the Island."
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world? Are
you interested in learning the history of Anna Maria
Island? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island
Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
WE NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.
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 per-
son. 4000 Gulf Drive.
CHURCH ORGANIST WANTED. Small church on
Anna Maria Island. Call Barbara C. Wright at 778-
1063 for details.
HURRICANE HANK'S COMING soon, looking for
cooks, kitchen help, waitstaff and bartenders.
Applications are available at Jessie's Island Store,
5424 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach.
CASHIERS NEEDED ALL shifts, full time and part time.
Apply Circle K, 2513 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 778-4310.
HOUSEKEEPER FOR LONGBOAT Key resort, full
or part-time. Flexible hours, $8.00 hour. Call 383-
2428 for appointment.
"Fresh" Mullet Sale
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Mullet T-shirts ... $10 Mugs ... $7.50
Mail order add $3 s/h. 941 778 7978
5404 Marina Drive Holmes Beach
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PANORAMIC VIEW of Tampa bay from this hexagon shaped Anna
Maria Island residence. This fantastic custom-built home features
a wrap-around porch, beach, fireplace and wood floors. $469,000.
Jeanette Rampone 747-3364 or e-mail: email@example.com.
EXQUISITE AMERICAN TRADITIONAL new estate with breathtak-
ing river views. Late 18th-century styling. Hardwood red oak floors,
mahogany stained. Extended crown molding throughout. Exceptional
kitchen, separate guest house. Study, playroom. $2,800,000. Sandy
Drapala 252-1632 or Kathy Marcinko 252-1618. R41740
ELEGANT MANATEE RIVER ESTATE 8,724 sq.ft. of exquisite
luxury with Mediterranean appeal. Manicured lawns and garden
descend to river, gazebo and dock. $2,200,000. Don Lewis 746-
ENCHANTING TIDY ISLAND 2BR condominium.New kitchen with
extra storage, perfect for the family cook. $152,900. Bob and Penny
Hall 749-5981 or www.floridahouse.net. C38696
PART TIME, WORK at home. Real Estate research
assistant. Knowledge of Corel and word perfect.
Anna Maria Island. Call Donna Erickson Apprais-
QUALIFIED HOME HEALTH caregiver. Shopping,
meal preparation and tender care. 20 years expe-
rience. Excellent references. Live-in, part-time.
MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, mulching, trim-
ming, clean-up, edgings, and more. Hard-working and
responsible. Excellent references. Edward 778-3222.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.
HAVING A MAC ATTACK? Call for help with Mac
or PC. Training, internet, hardware selection and
installation. 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.
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HISTORIC CORTEZ VILLAGE COTTAGE. Relax on the
private deck or enjoy the peace and quiet from your porch
swing. Walk to the bay or bike through the village. $133,900.
Marge Dutton 755-8093. R39901
IDEAL FAMILY HOME on a corner lot in Northwest neigh-
borhood 4BR/2B and nearly 3,000 sq.ft. Large family room
with fireplace. Great pool area. $199,000. Julie DeSear 794-
DESIGNER-STYLED VILLA with numerous upgrades on
private cul-de-sac. Open split-plan, vaulted ceilings, great
living/dining room, eat-in kitchen. Utility and garage. Commu-
nity pool. $81,900. Marge Dutton 755-8093. R42356
PEBBLE SPRINGS. Carefree living awaits you in this fully
furnished 3BR/2B condominium. Location is convenient to
everything. $69,900. Dave Barker 792-8932. C42348
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LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Available
evening, weekend. For any computer needs-
hardware, software, network, commercial, private.
ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING removes un-
sightly black mildew, salt and dirt from house ex-
teriors, windows, roofs, gutters, driveways and
decks. Call 778-0944.
BANKRUPTCY $200, Divorce $150 to $200. Adoption,
corporations, modifications, power of attorney, name
change. Suncoast Paralegal Services 742-4788.
HOUSE CLEANING, HONEST, reliable. Refer-
ences, free estimates. Call Maureen, 778-5717.
THE ISLAND'S ORIGINAL locksmith has returned!
Once again offering reliable and economic services
for homes and businesses. Safe work too. Call
856-1136 for an appointment.
EE PROFESSIONAL PAINTING, highly qualified,
reliable, fully insured. Free estimates and reasonable
rates. Ausgebildeter maler qualifiziert, zuverlaessig,
preisguenstig. Unverbindliche beratung. 778-5557.
RESIDENTIAL CLEANING, WEEKLY and bi-
weekly schedules available. Call today for a free
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE
Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling,
cleanup. Island resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE
Residential/commercial, full-service maintenance,
landscaping installation, clean-ups, tree trimming,
ponds, native plants, butterfly gardens. Excellent
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
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If
it's broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior dis-
count. Call 778-2581or 713-0676.
PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and in-
stallation. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and
trees. Irrigation and pest control service. Every-
thing Under the Sun Garden Centre. 5704 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. 778-4441.
STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE service. Installa-
tions and maintenance, specializing in aquatic
landscape. Dump truck for hire, mulch, rock, shell
and hauling. 727-5066.
SHELL DELIVERED AND spread, $25 a yard.
Hauling, all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free
estimates. Call Larry at 779-1529.
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, inte-
rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. Dan or Bill 795-5100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. State licensed and insured. Many Is-
land references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic &
vinyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, re-
pairs. Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. Thirty-three year Island resident. Call Jim
Bickal at 778-1730.
PAINTING, STAINING, VARNISHING. Decks, inte-
rior and exterior, 35 years experience, 30-year resi-
dent. Your satisfaction is guaranteed. 794-8844.
B & D SEAMLESS aluminum gutters, five or six
inch available. Insured, free estimates. Dean Guth,
owner and operator, 729-0619.
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island
service 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 and design service.
Free estimates and fair prices. Time and materials
or contract. Let me save you $$$. Lic#RR0066450.
STEVE ALLEN FLOORING. Carpet, vinyl, ceramic tile.
Sales and installation, prompt professional in home
service. We beat any price on brand name carpeting.
Licensed and insured. 383-5381 or 506-3297.
PROTECT YOUR MOST valuable possession;
your home. Contact ESP Island Shutters Inc. for
hurricane roll shutters or glass sentinel security
film. Service and repairs and free estimates. Li-
censed and insured. Phone 778-1610 or 778-5193.
GRIFFITHS' ISLAND PAINT/paper services: Inte-
rior/exterior painting, pressure washing and wallpa-
per. For prompt, reliable service at reasonable
rates call Kevin at 778-2996. Husband/wife team.
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.
ANNUAL RENTALS, SEVERAL to choose from.
Big ones, small ones and one just right for you.
Mike Norman Realty, 778-6696.
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.
NICE 2BR/1BA DUPLEX, north end of island.
$1,350 seasonal, $675 annual, 779-1034.
STEPS TO BEACH, annual rental. 2BR/1BA, heated
pool, cable, air conditioner, washer/dryer hook up.
Non-smoker, no pets. $750 month, first, last, deposit,
BAYFRONT DUPLEX, 1BR/1BA annual unfur-
nished. Dock privileges, no pets, nice neighbor-
hood. $550 per month, $300 deposit. 322-2101.
SURF SIDE 2BR/1BA. Annual, $900 per month
plus security deposit. Available now. 792-2779.
2BR/2BA ONE BLOCK to beach. Garage and stor-
age. No pets. $690 month, 778-1539.
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3 or 2BR/2.5BA, garage, excellent condition. Call
941-779-9074. Owner financing.
AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY, Holmes Beach
canalfront elevated home. Completely furnished,
newly decorated, 2BR/1BA. Private dock. Just
three short blocks from the beach. Prefer seasonal
renters. $2,500 month. 216 S. Harbor Dr. Call 813-
971-1320 or 813-920-3845.
RUNAWAY BAY CONDO, 1BR/1 BA with screened
porch overlooking pond. Community pool, tennis
and exercise facilities. Annual $700 month.
SunCoast Real Estate, 779-0202.
ANNUAL RENTALS, 2BR/1BA and large 1BR
starting at.$525. For more information call Valerie
Kruse, 778-6665. Wederbrock Real Estate.
CUTE GARAGE TOP apartment just steps .to
beach. $550. For more information call Valerie
Kruse, 778-6665. Wederbrock Real Estate.
LEASE OPTION AVAILABLE on trailer with extra
10 by 20 foot room. Newly renovated, nice, open,
bright. 416 Fourth St. in Sandpiper. Wood floors,
vaulted ceiling, washer/dryer. Lease for $1,500 per
month (three months) 100 percent of rent applies
to purchase price of $18,500 at closing. 778-4523
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA DUPLEX, washer/dryer hook-
up, covered parking, newly renovated, no pets, two
blocks to beach. 2415W Avenue C. $700 month,
$700 deposit. 778-6387.
SEASONAL FURNISHED 1BR upstairs apartment,
Holmes Beach. Cable, microwave, washer/dryer,
all utilities included. Block to beach, $1,400 month,
BEAUTIFUL GULFFRONT VIEWS, tropical, 3BR/
2BA fireplace. $3,000 Dec., Jan., $4,000 Feb.,
March, April, 2001. Jan, April 2000, $750/$1,000
VACATION RENTALS 2BR apartments across
form beautiful beach $450 per week. Winter dates
still available. Almost Beach Apartments 778-2374.
LOVELY FURNISHED 2BR/2BA half duplex,
Holmes Beach. Close to bay, beach, shops, restau-
rants. $1,700 month March, April, May 2000 or win-
ter 2001. 778-6044.
SEASONAL GULF FRONT 2BR apartment. Lovely,
fully equipped interior, weekly, monthly, utilities in-
cluded. Anna Maria beach, owner, no pets. 778-3143.
THREE CONTIGUOUS STORES, 450 square feet
each, for rent. Gulf Drive at.Palm Ave., Anna Maria.
Call 941-928-9613 or 941-951-0585.
ANNA MARIA UMBRELLA Beach time share. 2BR/
3BA, heated pool, sauna. Weeks three and four
2001. Sue, 941-778-0510 or 810-948-0140.
YEARLY UNFURNISHED SPACIOUS 2BR/1BA
with den and garage. Located north end of Anna
Maria. $650 month. Call Dave at 778-2245 or 778-
7976 evenings. Wagner Realty.
GULFVIEW EFFICIENCIES, STEPS to beach, up-
stairs. One large, $400 per week, one small, $300 per
week. Anna Maria City, 778-6126. Available now.
CHARMING PRIVATE SUMMER home now avail-
able for next season. September to May, 3BR/
2.5BA. Three houses from beach. Quiet street, City
of Anna Maria. Walk to restaurant, theater, city
pier. Some weeks still available for 2000. Also
1BR/1BA, 2BR/2BA, and 3BR/3BA beachfront
units. 941-504-9352, beeper 813-222-1690.
ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/1BA duplex. Unfurnished,
washer/dryer hook-up, close to beach. No pets, secu-
rity deposit. $750 month plus utilities. 863-696-4352.
IDEAL VACATION RENTAL on Florida's Anna Maria
Island. One minute to Gulf Beach, one minute to
gorgeous Sarasota Bay. Trailer home, 1BR with
walk-in closet and outside door. Completely reno-
vated, new satellite TV, superb stereo, bikes.
Rollaway beds available, sleep up to seven persons.
Screened-in porch, art work, many books and maga-
zines. All utilities included, long distance extra. Low
cost car rental available by month, week, or day, low-
est level prices. Call 941-778-2002.
HOLMES BEACH, 511 71st street. 2BR/2BA, re-
modeled, dock, garage. Three blocks to Cabana
Beach. Unfurnished, annual. 312-2432.
GULFFRONT PRIVATE BEACH. Available March
and April. 1BR/1BA seasonal apartment. Walk to
shopping. $1,400 month March only. $1,200 month
March and April. 941-778-1086.
SEASONAL, NICELY FURNISHED large 1BR/1BA
elevated duplex in Holmes Beach. Complete re-
model, short walk to beach. T. Dolly Young Real
Estate, ask for Lu, 778-0807.
BAY SHORE GARDENS, 1BR/1BA ground floor,
fully furnished,.screened lanai. Condo fee $72
month including cable. $24,900. 941-727-9128.
1BR APARTMENT IN beach cottage in Bradenton
Beach. 104 7th St., South, Unit A. $600 month. For
information call Russell at 941-378-4530.
MUST SELL VACATION package. Includes one
week in Longboat Key house on Gulf of Mexico Dr.,
boat rental and bicycle rentals. $800 or best offer.
SEASONAL 1BR APARTMENT, Feb., Mar., Apr.
$1,650 month. No pets. Call 761-9028. 3503 6th
Ave., Holmes Beach.
BRADENTON BEACH CONDO, 2BR, pool, steps
to beach. Immaculately clean, nicely furnished.
$600 a week. 778-1754.
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WESTBAY POINT AND Moorings, furnished 2BR/2BA,
ground floor, tennis and pool. $2,000 month. Choose Nov.
2000 May 2001. Six month rental. 778-5176.
SEASONAL 1BR, 100 ft. from beach, available
Feb. 2000. 4501 2nd Ave., Holmes Beach. Call
779-1318 or 778-1511.
SEASONAL THREE ROOM mobile. "Bay to
beach". $1,900 month, Feb.-Apr. Six months,
$1,050 month. Annual, $575. Furnished, Holmes
JANUARY ONLY, NEXT year seasonal rental. 1BR/
1BA, 2BR/2BA apartment. Fantastic beach view.
$1,400-$1,800 a month. Can be seen. Call 778-7934.
ANNUAL DUPLEX, 3BR/2BA, central heat and air,
kids and pet okay. Near beach, fenced yard, up-
stairs. References, deposit. Available Feb. 1. $795
SEASONAL, BEAUTIFUL, SPACIOUS. 2BR/2BA,
spectacular Gulf view and private Gulffront beach.
Available March and April 2000. $850 week,
$2,800 month. 941-778-1086.
GULFFRONT LOT, dead-end street, one of a kind!
There are no more like this. $399,000, 778-4523 or
BARK & COMPANY REALTY. Steven M. Bark,
Broker. 383-1717 or 720-3200.
BIMINI BAYFRONT, beautiful southeasterly open
view. 12 by 65 dock, 11,000-lb. lift, pool and more.
Principals only call 953-6897 to see this 2800 plus
sq. ft. single story home. $429,000.
DUPLEX, NORTH HOLMES BEACH, very large,
2BR/2BA and 1BR/1BA. Fireplace, dock, fully up-
dated. 795-0413, $198,500.
CONDO ON THE Gulf. 2BR/2BA, heated pool, ten-
nis courts. $198,000. 956-447-3869.
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 apart-
ments. 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.
CANAL FRONT HOME, Key Royale. 3BR/2BA, two-car
garage, pool, 15,000 Ib. boat lift on deep-water canal.
House completely updated along with all new appliances.
$329,000. Call 941-915-2432 or 941-545-6821.
WHY PAY RENT when $18,500 will buy your own
place? Spacious trailer home with extra 10x20 foot
room. Newly renovated, nice, open and bright. 416
4th St. in Sandpiper. Has wood floors, vaulted ceil-
ing, washer/dryer. 778-4523 or 800-977-0803.
BAYFRONT LOTS, PALMA Sola Bay, one mile
from beach. One 270'x100' (+-), with separate ca-
nal lot. One 360'x100' (+-), bayfront on canal. En-
gineered for 5,000 sq. ft. (+-). Call Mike or Al, 941-
383-9775 or 941-253-8815.
DIRECT BEACH FRONT condo. Enjoy fantastic
sunsets from this exceptional turn-key furnished
1BR/1BA unit. Screened lanai with storm shutters,
extra storage, covered parking, secured lobby,
elevator and heated pool. $192,500. Call Rich
Bohnenberger, Broker, 778-0355.
VISTA AT PALM AIRE, 2BR/2BA condo overlook-
ing the 17th tee. Full size washer/dryer in unit, two
screened lanai's, extra storage, 1.5 car garage,
heated pool and clubhouse. $94,500. Call Rich
Bohnenberger, Broker, 778-0355.
CUSTOM BUILT 2BR/2BA home with Red Oak floors,
fireplace, super-size garage, deeded boat dock with
water and electric. Too many extras to list. This is a
must see. $294,000. Call Rich Bohnenberger, Broker,
for private showing, 778-0355.
SALE BY ORIGINAL owner, Westbay Point and
Moorings. 2BR/2BA, furnished, extras. Ground
level, redecorated. $180,000. 941-778-1827.
PARCEL WITH TWO separate elevated deeded
homes. These custom designed homes are only
nine years old. Bonus, separated greenhouse and
workshop (65x26) in rear. Each home has 2BR/
2BA, living room, dining room, kitchen, enclosed
parking and porches. Walking distance to beach.
Will sell together $379,000, or will separate. Call
Agnes Tooker or Ken Jackson, Fran Maxon Real
Estate, 778-2307 or 778-5287.
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NORTH POINT HARBOR beauty in Key
Royale! Spacious open design has a solid oak stair-
case leading to 4BR/3BA. Fireplace in cozy con-
versation area, caged pool overlooking gorgeous
water views with boat dock and davits. $535,000.
BETTER THAN NEW! Perico Bay Club
2BR/2BA villa with two-car garage, court-
yard and deck. Community features pools,
tennis, spa, clubhouse activities and guarded
gate security. $158,900.
NO BRIDGES! Located on double-wide deep-
water canal lot. Home is in mint condition and has
many nearly new features like all new windows,
Berber carpet, redone baths and more. Great
boating set-up with lift, davits and slip. $339,900.
patio pool. Spacioi
bedroom suite. Ki
room. Ceramic tile
escaping and fence r
Y PALMS canal home with
us, open plan with large main
tchen opens to sunny family
Floors throughout, lush land-
provides privacy. $362,000.
SOUTHERN LIVING at it's best! 4BR/3.5BA,
canalfront home with pool, 70 ft. dock, wood floors
and wide veranda. Separate dining area with high
ceilings, more than 3,200 sq.ft. of living area. Two-
car garage with workshop.$539,000.
THIS CUSTOM BUILT home has unique split
plan which is perfect for family living or active re-
tirees. Open kitchen and living room with wood
buying fireplace, 3BR/2.5BA, family room and
great storage. Room for an RV! $649,000.
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OPEN DAILY-802 GLADIOLUS-NEW 4BR/3BA GULFVIEW
Upgrades, extras, decks, 2,400 sq.ft. area and three-car garage/stor-
DUPLEX half block to beach. IBR/IBA each side. Totally
updated one side turnkey. $174,900.
TWO VILLAS WITH HEATED CAGED POOL. 4BR/2BA each with
2,006 sq. ft. living area. $440,000. May sell separately at $227,900 each.
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.
STYLING SALON Eight stations. Great location. $39,000 OBO.
LOT C-2 Zoning.Walk to Gulf beach $150,000.
HISTORIC BRIDGE STREET 2,400 sq. ft., three stores, 150 ft.
to Sarasota Bay. Can add to size. Developing area. $355,000.
27 APARTMENTS and home in Bradenton with pool. 100% occupancy.
Don't wait. $1,150,000. Ask for Jane or Roni.
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211 71st St. LARGE 1BR/1BA, 1/2 block to beach updated.
116 81st. St. EFFICIENCY 1/2 block to beach access.
LONGBOAT KEY CANALFRONT 2BR/1.5BA condo
5400 Condo 2BR/2BA GULFFRONT, heated pool, deluxe.
4503 Gulf Dr. LARGE IBR/1BA complete remodel.
WATERFRONT 2BR/2BA, heated pool, tennis.
Call Lu for rates and schedules
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
WALK TO BEACH
3BR/2BA home. Very spa-
cious greatroom plan with
exquisite use of hardwood
and ceramic tile flooring
throughout the home. Kitchen and baths have been redone to
reflect today's designer touches. Landscaped and fenced for
serene privacy and utmost beauty. Ground-level bonus room
and three-car parking too! Incomparably lovely. Immaculately
maintained. Reduced to $196,500.
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for family and friends away from the Island.
REDUCED! ONE OFA KIND! Home on water with
view of bay and Intracoastal. 2BR/2BA with potential
3BR/3BA, includes dock with boat lift, cathedral ceil-
ings, Spanish-tile floors, cedar closets, oversized two-car
garage with sauna, screened enclosed lanais. New A/C,
refrigerator, dryer in 1998. Reduced! $279,000.
LARGE FAMILY DUPLEX! Well constructed
3BR/2BA each side, wood/tile floors, family room,
oversized garage, nice yard and located steps to Gulf.
Both sides rented, great investment or family home
with rental. $339,000.
Call Deborah Thrasher, Wedebrock Real Estate Company 383-5543 or 778-3395 eves.
Wedebrock Real Es1ale Company 6350 Gulf of Mexico Drive
SLongboat Key, Florida
DUPLEX LOT Rare duplex lot west of Gulf
Drive. Lot size 100 by 100, one block to
beach and located in Gutierrez subdivision.
Walk to shops, restaurants and beach. Call
lister for details. $159,900. Ed Oliveira 778-
4800 Eves: 778-1751. MLS41633
ISLAND HOME Don't dream a dream, buy
one. Enjoy the Island lifestyle. Walk to beach
and bay. 2BR/1BA Island cottage with large
enclosed porch. $169,900. Dick Maher/Dave
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POPULAR PERICO BAY CLUB Totally turnkey
furnished 2BR/2BA. Enjoy sunrise overlooking
lagoon! Tennis, pools, spas. $119,900. Susan
Hollywood 778-2261. MLS#42410
PRESTIGIOUS HAWTHORN PARK. Open split plan
4BR/3BA with lots of tile, eleven ft. ceilings, open
kitchen. Caged pool with waterfall. $269,000. Doug
Newcomer or Nancy Fasel 778-2261. MLS#40249
TOWNHOUSES IN THE CAY Furnished 2BR/
1.5BA townhouse on canal. Minutes to Palma
Sola Bay. Boat dock privileges. $79,900. Tom
and Kitty Frost 778-2261. MLS#41386
ANNA MARIA CITY North end of Island across
from Gulf. 3BR/2.5BA house, fireplace, large
yard. Many possibilities. $273,000. Bobye
Chasey, 778-2261. MLS#37183
$12,500 Mobile home lot/Ridgewood Mead-
ows, Ellenton, Chard Winheim.
$25,900 Willow Shores, Parrish, Tony Tiberini.
$99,750 (each) two canalfront lots in Riverdale
Revised, Tony Tiberini.
$195,000 NW Bradenton Palma Sola, bayfront
lot, Rose Schnoerr.
$275,000 Terra Ceia, 11.5 +/- acres, Noreen
$399,500 Bay Harbor, Anna Maria, Rose
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED RENTALS
Smuggler's Landing 3/2 condo, heated
Bradenton 3/2 home, remodeled, close to
Lakewood Ranch 2/2 home with den, pool,
SEASONAL RENTALS AVAILABLE
Call Missy Laps at 778-9611
Toll Free 1-877-651-0123
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ANNA MARIA ISLAND exquisite waterfront 5BR/
4BA home on cul-de-sac. Solar heated pool with
2,200 sq.ft. screened area. View of water.
$950,000. Rose Schnoerr 778-2261. MLS#41856
CEDARS EAST furnished 2BR/2.5BA townhome
with attached garage. New carpet, ceramic tile, paint.
Ten lighted Har-Tru tennis courts, pool. $209,000.
Noreen Roberts 778-2261. MLS#41301
PERICO BAY CLUB First floor "Kingfisher"
model. Screen lanai and great water view. 2BR/
2BA, tennis courts, pools, spa. $121,900. Rose
Schnoerr 778-2261. MLS#42376
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