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All aboard for Little League
The Anna Maria Island Little League from T-ballers to major leaguers paraded to the Anna Maria Island
Community Center where they piled on a 1951 Pirsch ladder truck to kick off the season. See "Sports Rap"
inside for game schedules. Islander Photo: David Futch
Bridge Street festival promoter says he
lost money, vows he won't be back
By Paul Roat
Shoppers, strollers, visitors and residents seemed
to have a great time at the Bridge Street Festival ear-
lier this month. Vendors seemed to do well too, judg-
ing by crowds of buyers clustered around myriad
But despite what appeared to be "Your
record attendance and near-perfect los
weather, the promoter of the event says he
lost money on the two-day event and excess
won't come back to the city for another on this
"This year's Bridge Street Art Festi-
val was the most successful ever, both in
terms of booth totals and in attendance,"
festival promoter Kim Reed wrote to the city. "But not
financially. Your gain was my loss. I lost in excess of
$1,300 on this project.
"Dealing with the local politics of this venue
proved to be a very trying experience," he continued.
"I choose not to subject myself to this political
Reed listed income from the festival at $6,284 from
booth rentals, food booth concessions and other rev-
enue. He also collected $964 from attendees of the fes-
tival who donated $2 to benefit the Tingley Memorial
Library. Although the donations were thought by li-
brary and city officials to go directly to the library,
Reed apparently considered them as revenue.
Expenses Reed listed totaled $7,618. Among the ex-
penses was parking lot rental for the Drift In at $1,079,
trolley lease at $960, off-duty Bradenton Beach police of-
ficers pay at $660, and cleanup at $235. Both off-duty
police and cleanup are required by the city for any event.
Reed also had to pay a $500 penalty to State of Florida
inspectors for an ill-fated attraction effort which was to
include children's rides and a Ferris wheel.
Reed told city officials when the festival was first
proposed that he wanted to have low-impact activities
for youngsters. Press releases for the event described
a 50-foot-high Ferris wheel and a carousel, attractions
that surprised city officials.
In a meeting with Reed just before the event, it was
discovered that the Ferris wheel, carousel
in was and a 100-foot-long slide were to be put on
lost in the parking lot of the closed Key West
Willy's restaurant. Reed did not have any
$1,300 documentation from owner Dino Karounos
project that he had permission for utilizing the prop-
erty, and city officials nixed a special event
promoter permit for the rides.
im Reed In a category Reed classed as "could of,
should of, would of," he estimated that the
library could have received more than $1,600 if expenses
such as the Drift In parking lot rental, trolley rental, po-
lice and ride inspection penalty had been deleted and the
rides been permitted.
Library board chair John Sandberg called Reed's ac-
tion "fraud." He said, "Reed lists income from the gate at
$964. There were tables where people could donate $2 to
the library, and people got a sticker that said they support
the library. It was my understanding that donation was to
go directly to the library, and if the money was used for
something else, that's fraud. He flim-flammed the public.
I hope he doesn't come back."
Sandberg said Monday he had received a priority
letter from Reed listing the accounting of the festival.
Enclosed with the letter was a $10 check payable to the
library from a merchant on Bridge Street the total
proceeds from the festival received by the library.
At least one business in the community has re-
ceived a bounced check for services provided to Reed.
The Islander's collection efforts and phone calls to
Reed remain unanswered.
Reed had proposed another festival in the city in
April, but has withdrawn his request to put on the show.
Volume 8, no. 15, Feb. 23, 2000 FREE
By Pat Copeland
Like a five-pound bag loaded with 10 pounds is how
Bradenton Beach Mayor Gail Cole described the planned
development on the north portion of Perico Island.
Arvida Corporation recently announced plans to
build 868 units on 231 buildable acres of the 353-acre
parcel. The development will include six-, seven- and
10-story condominiums, 74 single-family homes, a
recreation center, a swimming pool, tennis courts and
two commercial structures.
Concern over the development was the main topic
of discussion at last week's meeting of the Coalition of
Barrier Island Elected Officials.
"I don't remember the last time I was more upset
than I am now," Holmes Beach Commissioner Don
Maloney said. "I am concerned about the 10,000 resi-
dents who expect me and the others who belong to the
Island Emergency Operations Center to insure they can
evacuate from this Island."
Maloney pointed out that Manatee Avenue is the
evacuation route for Anna Maria and part of Holmes
Beach while Cortez Road serves part of Holmes
Beach, Bradenton Beach and the northern portion of
"The bottle keeps getting bigger and the neck
doesn't change a bit," Maloney said. "Our only defense
is to not consider any growth of that area until they can
put in another exit route to Bradenton."
Maloney said the exit from Perico Island should be
across Perico Bayou to Palma Sola. However, the
Palma Sola area itself is slated for a large development.
In December, Manatee County commissioners
voted to vacate 27 acres of land, including approxi-
mately eight acres of public rights of way. The vaca-
tion involves a portion of Ninth Avenue North West
and 103rd Street West, a platted but unimproved street.
Robinson Farms Inc./Florida Fancy plans to build
450 homes, a golf course and clubhouse on 700 acres
of land bounded by Tampa Bay, Perico Bayou, Palma
Sola Bay and 99th Street North West.
PLEASE SEE PERICO, NEXT PAGE
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Sandpiper Mobile Resort Fun
and Street Fair
Pines Trailer Park Street Sale
Episcopal Church of the
Annunciation Spaghetti Dinner
Sunday ......... Feb. 27
St. Bernard Pancake Breakfast
Tuesday ....... Feb. 29
Butterfly Garden Benefit Dinner
Wednesday .. March 1
Manatee Heritage Day at Anna
Maria Island Historical Museum
For more information on these events
and other Island Happenings, see inside.
PAGE 2 M FEB. 23, 2000 M THE ISLANDER
Perico development presents scary problem, impacts
By David Futch
The not-in-my-backyard opponents of Arvida
Corporation's 868-unit project planned for'Perico Is-
land are calling the potential dangers "scary."
Sue Normand of Manatee County Emergency
Management wonders "what if" the Cortez Bridge
could not be used during a hurricane evacuation.
"Now that's a scary thought," Normand said.
"We'd have half of Longboat Key and all of Anna
Maria Island trying to evacuate using just Manatee
Normand, who volunteers on the Holmes Beach
Planning Commission, said the county's Emergency
Management team predicts that it would take a mini-
mum of nine hours to get everyone in Holmes Beach
and Anna Maria City off the island.
"Now imagine what the impact of another 1,000
cars on Manatee Avenue would be in terms of evacu-
ation time," she said. "Another problem we at Emer-
gency Management see is the inability of emergency
vehicles to get in and out of an inaccessible area,
which is where this project will be built. In other
words more people to serve in an area that's difficult
Still, Normand sees little chance of stopping the
"It's within the city of Bradenton and the mayor
already said he's ecstatic about the project and Arvida
has done its homework," she said. "This is going to be
a hard fight. I don't think anything can be done to save
Andy Price, West Manatee Fire District fire chief,
said he has the same concern about the project that
everyone else has evacuation.
However, since the property was annexed by the
city about eight months ago, fire and emergency ser-
vices are the responsibility of the City of Bradenton.
That doesn't mean Price and his men won't be the
first on the scene if something bad happens. WMFD
firefighters likely will respond first because WMFD
has stations nearby on Manatee Avenue, Cortez Road
and in Holmes Beach.
"There have been rumors that Bradenton wanted to
put a fire station on Perico Island," Price said. "That's
all I've heard though rumors."
Price said the number of people and cars the
q wr .
Tidy view from Anna Maria to Perico Island
Some day this view could be cluttered with 10-story buildings. This photo was taken from Holmes Beach
looking east across Anna Maria Sound. On the horizon is the north point of Perico Island where Arvida
expects to build more than 800 condominium units and luxury homes. Islander Photo: David Futch
Arvida project adds to the mix is the problem.
With approximately 800 homes with two people in
each, translates into 1,600 people and at least 800 cars.
Anna Maria is built out, but anything that impedes
getting people off the Island should be a concern to all
of us, Price said.
"We've had instances where it took eight or nine
hours to get people off and other times it went really
well. It depends on the storm," Price said. "The prob-
lem we have is determining when and if a storm is
going to hit the Island.
"Then the other problem is where the people go
once they leave the Island. Most people aren't pre-
pared. They think that when it's time to go, then some-
one will tell them where to go. When they can't find a
place to stay, they stay on the road and it causes more
Gloria Rains, chairman of the environmental group
ManaSota-88, said the proposed development will be
ManaSota-88 objects to continued development
Florida freeze preparations
Rick DeFrank of Anna Maria and owner of Autumn's Whim's boutique with wife Autumn is taking no chances.
He prepared for an anticipated drop in mercury last week by covering his hybrid hibiscus plants. Islander
Photo: Edna Tiemann
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
It will be accessed by 17th Avenue North West and
Ninth Avenue North West, both west of 75th Street in
Bradenton. Any access spanning Perico Bayou also
would have to tie into these streets.
The evacuation issue led to a discussion of bridges.
"We need a bigger bridge," Maloney said. "I can't
believe the concern is that a bigger bridge will bring more
people to the Island. I don't know where they're going to
go. It's just going to help people on the Island get off."
Maloney said he favors another bridge to Longboat
Key and Cole agreed.
"If there would really be a disaster and the
Longboat Pass Bridge was blocked, what would those
people do? Their elected officials have a responsibil-
ity to their citizens."
Officials agreed that each commission as well as
individual commissioners will write letters of concern
to Bradenton Mayor Wayne Poston and the Bradenton
without regard to taking care of the people already liv-
ing here, Rains said.
Rains said Bradenton Mayor Wayne Poston can't
wait to get his hands on the $1 million a year the city
will gain in property taxes from the Perico develop-
"As long as people keep electing these slobs to
government, this is going to happen," Rains said. "No
one can say this project is for the public good. This will
be an abomination to the landscape. It doesn't even fit
in with surrounding development.
"It's dreadful. Increased development brings in-
creased costs that you never recover such as roads,
sewage and water treatment. The developer never pays
all the costs."
Rains said the project's preliminary plans call for
the developer to cover 45 acres with asphalt. When you
add to that area what 31 buildings, six- to 10-stories
tall, and 74 single-family homes will cover, then
stormwater runoff becomes a critical problem.
That kind of runoff would be a detriment to the sea
grasses off the north and west point of Perico.
"The amount of asphalt and the number of build-
ings means there's no way the retention ponds they
have planned will be able to contain stormwater run-
off," Rains said. "I'm not convinced this can't be
stopped. I was pleased to see the Island mayors oppose
it, but was distressed to see they don't think this can be
Mayor Poston said it's his job to find new sources
of revenue for the city and the first thing Arvida's
Perico Island project does is generate $1 million in tax
revenue for the city. It's also low density, about 3 units
Poston added that a condominium project will do
far less environmental damage than if the land were left
in agricultural use.
The mayor said Islanders are panicking prema-
turely about how the Perico project will impact traffic
on Manatee Avenue and any ensuing evacuation dur-
ing a storm.
"I think Manatee Avenue can handle the extra traf-
fic," Poston said. "Before we panic about whether we
can evacuate you have to consider that we often have
two days of warning of an impending hurricane strike."
Poston also believes people are attacking the
project before it gets off the ground.
"We've not even looked at the plan," Poston said.
"How about we take a look and then start deciding
whether it's a good project or not. Let's take time to
look at the project. The city council has not seen the
"This is not a done deal. It has to meet the land-use
requirements of the city. This is very early on to talk
much about it."
Poston added that he doesn't think the Manatee
River will be dotted with these types of projects be-
cause another piece of land of this size isn't available.
"Sure we're concerned about what this is going to
look like," Poston said. "There's a pollution consider-
ation. There's going to be a lot of discussion."
You can count on it.
Anna Maria accepts settlement offer
By Susan K. Kesselring
Opting out of a contest in court, the City of Anna
Maria agreed to settle a public records lawsuit filed by The
Islander last April.
With the city attorney's recommendation, commis-
sioners voted unanimously Feb. 4 to accept the
newspaper's terms of the settlement.
Nine months of depositions and court room appear-
ances came to a close when Mayor Chuck Shumard
signed the agreement Feb. 17, five days before passing the
torch to the new mayor.
Shumard leaves in his wake three public record law-
suits during his administration with costs that may top
$20,000. Two lawsuits were filed by The Islander and a
third by a local business. The most recent lawsuit was filed
in April 1999 when Shumard refused to produce copies
of resumes and applications pertaining to a vacant city
clerk position and then charged an illegal service fee.
Circuit Court Judge Durand Adams ordered the city
to release the records April 15. A second count of the law-
suit remained to be heard seeking an injunction to prevent
future public records violations by the city.
Islander Publisher Bonner Futch filed a criminal
charge against Shumard in advance of the lawsuit.
That charge was lowered to a non-criminal violation
after an investigation conducted by the state attorney's of-
fice. Shumard pleaded no contest in September and was
ordered to pay a $250 fine $200 to the court and $50
for an investigation fee to the Manatee County Sheriffs
Shumard submitted his attorney's bill to former City
Clerk Laura Vogel and she paid him the full amount Dec.
17. Vogel said, "He asked me to pay it and I paid it."
The financial burden on city residents now includes
$2,277 for Shumard's private attorney fees, but commis-
sioners voted 3 to 1 on Feb. 4 to hold him responsible for
He must now reimburse the city, which had not oc-
curred by press time Tuesday. Shumard said after the Feb-
ruary vote that he will consider filing a lawsuit against the
three commissioners who voted against him.
The terms of The Islander's current settlement require
the city to purchase and distribute copies of Florida's
Government-in-the Sunshine Manual and Public Records
Law Manual to the mayor, commissioners and each em-
ployee whose duties relate to the maintenance of public
The same officials must also view a taped Manatee
County seminar offered by the county attorney's office on
public records within 45 days of receipt the video. An
orientation session for newly appointed or elected city
officials must also be conducted by the city attorney an-
nually, or within 45 days of election or employment of
persons responsible for public records.
The city will also pay $3,400 for Futch's attorney fees
During Shumard's administration, a settlement was
reached in a public records lawsuit filed by Ken Peterson,
owner of 5 O'Clock Marine. He sued the city when it
failed to produce documents requested twice in writing by
his attorney. The city agreed to pay Peterson's attorney
fees and court costs of $2,322.05. The city paid its law-
yers $3,034.95 for fees related to the case.
The second public records lawsuit filed during
Shumard's administration was brought by The Islander
and settled following a similar court order. The city was
ordered to pay $903.50 for the newspaper's attorney fees
and court costs. An additional $1,826.50 was paid to the
city's counsel, Harrison, Hendrickson, Douglass &
Approximately 21 percent of the city's total budget
for fiscal year 1997-98 was spent on legal fees incurred
from the first two lawsuits. The budget for legal services
was $30,000 and the city spent $39,002.33.
For the 1998-99 fiscal year, the city spent $4,959.62
to defend itself against its third public records lawsuit.
A total of $4,162.50 has been spent during.the bud-
get-year that began Oct. 1, 1999, but not all bills have been
tendered to the city. City officials budgeted $26,000 for
legal expense in 1999-00.
However, the city has one lawsuit pending. Accord-
ing to a police report, Alfred Lloyd Haines was severely
hurt while walking on the Anna Maria City Pier in Decem-
According to the complaint filed in the 12th Judicial
THE ISLANDER U FEB. 23, 2000 E PAGE 3
Anna Maria City
2/28, 7:30 p.m., Planning and Zoning Board.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
2/28, 2 p.m., Scenic Highway Committee.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
2/24, 2 p.m., Code Enforcement Board.
2/29, 7 p.m., Planning Commission.
3/1, 7 p.m., Parks and Beautification Advisory Board.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
2/28, 9:30 a.m., Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Plan-
ning Organization, Sudakoff Hall, USF campus,
Circuit Court, Haines was hurled forward on the pavement
after his right foot became trapped under an unsecured
plank at the entrance to the city pier.
Haines is now deceased. His wife, Mary, also named
in the lawsuit, is suing the City of Anna Maria and Anna
Maria Oyster Bar Inc. for injuries her husband sustained
from the fall.
A lawsuit for damages exceeding $15,000 was filed
May 26, 1998, by Paul & Singer, a Tampa law firm.
The complaint alleges the city had a contractual duty
to perform the required monthly inspections and the ten-
ant was bound to the terms of the lease to maintain the pier
in a safe condition.
It further states any unsafe conditions noted in the
written monthly inspection reports from the city should
have been repaired by the tenant.
Public Works Director Phil Charnock, who says
Shumard approved discontinuing monthly inspections,
and former pier tenant John Home are scheduled for depo-
sitions March 2.
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Anna Maria to fine-tune drainage 'fiasco'
By Susan K. Kesselring
Not only must water flow through the proper chan-
nels in Anna Maria, but changes to an existing grant
must follow due course.
A public hearing was held last week as part of a
process to redirect money for a stormwater runoff im-
provement project gone haywire.
Betty Jordan of Jordan and Associates conducted
the meeting. She helped the city secure a Florida Com-
munity Development Block Grant issued in 1997.
The $500,000 grant was to be used to improve
drainage in the areas of Spring, Palm and Hardin av-
enues and Rose Street. Improvements included adding
open swales, culverts and pipes under driveways. In
addition, sidewalks were to be added in some areas.
The project got under way in late September.
Residents had numerous complaints and many
residents of the area said they did not have flooding in
their area and didn't need sidewalks where the streets
Commissioners voted Dec. 13 to cancel the project
after residents made a three-month run on city hall
Date Low High Rainfall
Feb. 13 62 78 0
Feb. 14 66 74 trace
Feb. 15 64 74 .5
Feb. 16 62 79 0
Feb. 17 65 79 0
Feb. 18 64 81 0
Feb. 19 68 81 0
Average Gulf water temperature 640
demanding the project be stopped.
Before the commission halted the project, Spring
Avenue was nearly completed. Trees and driveways
were uprooted and open swales were carved on both
sides of the street.
City officials planned to seek agency approval to
either lay pipe and cover it or fill in the sales. The city
asked the state to amend the grant and redirect funds
from the other service areas to redesign the swales on
Preparatory work was done on Palm Avenue as
well. Pipe had been laid under driveways and the city
discussed leaving it in or tearing it out, but since the
pipe was said to be inferior, the city's public works
director recommended it be removed.
Jordan said she amended the engineer portion of
the grant by $5,000 to cover the additional cost of en-
gineering, adjusting the $76,000 budget to $81,000,
and increased the drainage portion of the budget from
$336,000 to $373,000. The sidewalk budget was
amended from $52,000 to $10,000, which would cover
the cost of sidewalks for Spring Avenue, she said.
Project engineer Joe Mittauer recently submitted
two change orders to the city for payment to satisfy
work performed. It would have resulted in the city pay-
ing $90,000 for the cost of equipment deployed to the
other service areas and preparatory work completed in
City officials decided to hold off payment until
they know the status of the grant.
Commissioner-elect Bob Barlow asked Jordan if
her fee increased and she said no.
Jordan said it would take another 45 days before
the state makes its decision. Any design changes to
Spring Avenue would also need to be approved by the
Florida Department of Community Affairs before the
city could proceed.
"I can't think of a reason why DCA would not
approve this," Jordan said.
The only black mark is that 50 points will be as-
sessed against the city for future grants. "It would be
of no great consequence to the city because I don't
believe the city has any intention of applying for an-
other grant at this time," she said.
Residents and property owners on Spring Avenue
are ready to bury the swales also touted as ditches
and trenches by some in front of their homes and put
the whole sordid mess behind them.
Gary Deffenbaugh, Anna Maria's new mayor, is
optimistic that the repairs will be done soon. He said
it may be possible to use city funds to repair Spring
Avenue and be reimbursed from the grant money.
However, there is also a chance the DCA may not ap-
prove the amended grant, he said.
After a series of questions posed by residents, Jor-
dan reiterated that only public comment was to be re-
corded. She said the remarks will help state officials
decide whether they will amend the grant.
Only a handful of people made a comment.
Tom Turner, chairman of the city's planning and zon-
ing board, said the project first started in late 1994.
"Hardin Avenue and Rose Street do not have flood-
ing," he said, "but the area they control does have flood-
ing. I think there's some self interest from the people who
live on two streets not to complete this project. I think the
project should be completed in its entirety."
He said if there are any "deficiencies" afterward
then the city should have it corrected at the engineer's
and contractor's expense.
He added, "I fear it will cost the city considerable
expense before it's all over."
Seigrid Danzo said she and husband Andy were
against the whole business primarily because they
didn't have any flooding problems and also because
they found out about the project late in the game.
She doesn't care how it's done, but Danzo said she
would like to see the swale closed up and her driveway
returned to its pre-existing condition.
She added, "I hope it doesn't take too long to fix."
Commissioner-elect Jay Hill said, "I don't think
the city should do anything with it at this point. We got
into this fiasco because we didn't know what we were
getting into and now we're amending the grant with-
out knowing the engineer's plans."
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THE ISLANDER FEB. 23, 2000 U PAGE 5
Anchorage issues topic of upcoming workshop
By Paul Roat
Benign scenic additions to Island ambience or at-
That question will be addressed by the Bradenton
Beach City Commission later this month when it holds
a workshop on an area of boat anchorages that has
evolved just south of the Bradenton Beach City Pier in
Anna Maria Sound.
"We've had some complaints about the boats,"
Police Chief Sam Speciale said. "We're getting an an-
chorage, there's no question about it. We're in very
good condition right now to do something about it,
because it's not growing yet. But we will get more
boats, and instead of the seven we have now we could
have 200, and we need to have a policy for what to do."
Special has been in touch with representatives of
a regional harbor board, a citizen group formed about
five years ago to attempt to self-regulate boaters who
anchor off the shores of Southwest Florida, to ask for
Members of the group have agreed to talk to the
city commission about the issues involving boaters and
shore dwellers and the conflicts inherent with that
Helping to discuss the conflict is Dr. Gustavo
Antonini, who has spent the past 12 years studying boat
liveaboard and anchorage issues in Southwest Florida.
As professor of geography at the University of Florida,
Antonini has been instrumental in creating a pilot pro-
gram in Southwest Florida to have liveaboard boaters
regulate themselves to be "good neighbors" with
people who live on the shore.
Antonini said a perfect example of a municipal
anchorage that works is in Vero Beach on Florida's east
coast. Managed by the city, the 60-anchor site allows
boaters a protected spot to moor in. On shore are rest
rooms, showers, a snack bar and even washers and dry-
ers. A nominal fee is charged based on the length of the
boat and the length of stay.
Perhaps a less-than-perfect example of an anchor-
age is just south of Marina Jack on Sarasota's bayfront
near Island Park. There, more than 70 boats anchor
haphazardly, dinghies are strewn along the shore, and
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The boat anchorage just south of the Bradenton Beach City Pier is the focus of city commissioners. Islander
Photo: Paul Roat
problems with theft abound. As one sailor familiar with
the area put it, "The anchorage is just a spot for water-
borne affordable housing."
Sarasota officials have visited Vero Beach a num-
ber of times in the past decade or so, and even went so
far as to draft a plan to regulate its Island Park anchor-
age, but stopped when it was determined to be cost-
Managing the anchorage would call for the city to
install blocks on the bottom with chained buoys at the
surface. Regular inspections of the blocks and chains
would be needed, probably at least annually, and any dam-
aged anchorages would need to be replaced. Shoreside
amenities would be built similar to those in Vero Beach.
And a hefty liability policy would be needed to
insure the city against any damage caused by boats to
other boats or shoreside facilities. The total cost was
determined to exceed the charge for slip rental at Ma-
rina Jack which includes water, pump-out, electric-
ity, phones and cable TV.
Another difference between Vero Beach and
Sarasota dealt with the bottom land. The State of
Florida owns the bottom of bays, and some lease agree-
ment has to be negotiated for the anchorage. Vero
Beach entered into a management agreement with
Florida which allows the city to manage the boats an-
chored in their waters at a nominal charge.
Sarasota attempted to get a submerged land lease
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tens of thousands of dollars a year and contributed to
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Who can stop it now?
The numbers obviously add up for Arvida and its
868-unit development planned for the north point of
Some think the project is an equation for danger
and a blight to the eye.
Arvida stands to make a lot of money, and $1 mil-
lion a year in property taxes is looking good to
For those of us who live on Anna Maria Island, the
price could be devastating in the event of a hurricane.
Sue Normand of Manatee County Emergency
Management, and an Islander, said 1,000 cars trying to
exit the project will clog Manatee Avenue, forcing Is-
land evacuees to move at a conch's pace.
And what happens if the Cortez Bridge is impass-
able? Half of Longboat Key and all the Island will use
the Anna Maria Island Bridge as its escape route.
Already there is documentation that during Hurri-
cane Elena it took more than eight hours to complete
evacuation from the Island.
Chief Andy Price of the West Manatee Fire District
says he's concerned about how emergency vehicles will
get in and out of the Perico development during an evacu-
ation. In other words, how folks on Perico will get help.
Gloria Rains, chairman of the environmental group
ManaSota-88, called the potential project a blight.
As Rains said, no one can say this project is for the
public good. It's an abomination to the landscape.
On top of negative aesthetics and evacuation prob-
lems, there are costs that are never-recovered such as
roads, sewer and water treatment.
Then there's the problem with stormwater runoff
that poses dangers to sensitive grass flats surrounding
Perico Island, grass flats that are a favorite of many
sports fishermen in the area.
Preliminary plans call for covering 45 acres with
asphalt not to mention the footprint of 31 buildings four
to 10 stories tall. Rains says the planned retention
ponds won't hold all the runoff.
And what destiny does the project hold for the
mangrove shoreline? Drastic trimming to proportions
of the south side of Perico?
It's apparent after 30 years of trying to save Tampa
Bay we're just going backward.
Projects such as U.S. Homes' planned 5,000-unit
village at the upper end of the Manatee River and the
Arvida proposal at this end impact the bay regardless
of the safeguards developers put in place.
Ultimately what you see is what you get an
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abomination to the landscape.
And, in our backyard.
We're afraid to ask how this property was over-
looked when Emerson Point, land adjacent to DeSoto
National Memorial and 2,900 acres in the Terra Ceia
Aqpuatic Preserve were approved for government pur-
chase in the name of conservation.
Were we scuttled?
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As residents of the condominium complex whose
entrance and exit is directly facing the intersection of
Manatee Avenue and East Bay Drive, we are con-
stantly dismayed at the condition of the plantings.
many of which are dead or dying, and to put it bluntly,
are a disgrace to the community.
So much has been said about beautifying the en-
trance to Holmes Beach, perhaps a local garden club to
assist the public works department in this endeavor
would solve the problem.
Ann Gregory, Hans van Mourik, Holmes Beach
* Editor's note: The area near King Fish Boat Ramp is
slated for improvement and traffic islands are adopted
and maintained by area residents and businesses.
I have been very concerned lately with the fast pace
of real estate development in Manatee County. I be-
lieve that the quality of life for future generations de-
pends on the preservation of adequate open space. I
also feel that it is especially necessary to preserve en-
vironmentally sensitive areas, such as Emerson Point
and DeSoto Park, both of which were acquired by the
Several years ago, the Manatee County Commis-
sion set up a committee which it called the Environ-
mental Land Management and Acquisition Committee
to identify environmentally sensitive lands for the pur-
pose of acquisition. Lately, the committee has not been
active. Many members of the committee would like to
see it revived since its work is hardly complete.
Members of the county commission, including
our district representative Stan Stephens, need to be
aware of the need to revitalize the committee as one
of many steps necessary to preserve open space in
A group oi us have scheduled a meeting with
Commissioner Stephens March 1 at 11 a.m. Please
join us il you agree that much land still needs to be
preserved in Manatee County. Call me for further
information at 795-7974.
Ann Rogers, Bradenton
Pancake brunch a success
The Men's Club of Roser Memorial Community
Church wishes to thank The Islander for publicizing
our pancake brunch on the front page of the news-
paper. We had probably the best turnout in our his-
tory of fundraising pancake brunches, and your
newspaper was a great boost for us. Many who came
to the brunch commented that they saw it on the
front page of The Islander which resulted in their
Claude Gulbranson, president, Roser Men's Club
List the players
I think it is too bad that the names of all the play-
ers on the basketball teams are not mentioned in the
article about the Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
ter basketball championships.
It is wonderful that you acknowledge the outstand-
ing players in the games, but everyone on the team
contributes to the win and should also be recognized.
We want to inspire all children to participate on
teams no matter what his or her ability and be made to
feel that they are making a contribution.
Please give credit to all the players.
Margaret Potter, Grandmother
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Part 7, Will and Mabel and Gladys
This is the final installment of Gladys Bean
Holdstock's tale of "life with father" George
Wilhelm Bean, who sought unsuccessfully to turn his
father's Anna Maria Island homestead into "the
Florida West Coast's finest resort." We conclude with
a bit about Gladys's career as a Broadway dancer:
Q. Tell me about your years in show business.
Oh, I've danced all my life. I was only four years
old when Daddy got an electrical contract with the
Tampa Bay Hotel. We lived there several years. They
had a wonderful lobby where all the smart set gathered
and Daddy would take me downstairs and I'd tap dance
for the people. I just loved it, they got such a kick out
Later on I performed for the tourists arriving at the
wharf at Anna Maria.
I will say this for Mother she wanted me to
make something of myself. So she saw to it that I got
voice lessons and studied dancing
When we got to New York it was the heyday of the
Ziegfeld Follies with its showgirls and stars like Fanny
Brice, Ed Wynn and Will Rogers. I was in seventh
I went to art school and then I got a job dancing in
a theater. This was the time of vaudeville, of course. I
was so young, Mother had to wait for me at the stage
door. After a while I won a spot in one of Ziegfeld's
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productions and from then on until I married I just had
a great time. They were making movies in New York
then and I even got some spots in the moving pictures.
Q. As you look back on it all, how will you remem-
ber your father?
He was a big blond man. He had a red face be-
cause he was thin-skinned like me. Bluest eyes you
ever saw and six feet tall. He was an excellent sports-
man, he liked to hunt and fish and he could fit in any
place. Everyone thought he was the most educated
college man they ever met but he didn't go beyond the
But Daddy was Daddy. One time I asked him,
"Daddy are you more true to Helen [his second wife]
than you were to Mother?" And he said, "Hell, no!"
That's what he said. He was so bad but he was funny
with it all.
Anna Maria beach
scene, circa 1916
(note soldiers in
the picture). It
could have been
later to become a
Ziegfeld girl at
In 1950 he came down to Tampa from Washing-
ton to see me. He had leukemia and was very weak. He
was still very handsome, women were still crazy about
My husband and I took him to dinner at the Tampa
yacht club and I introduced him to one of my friends.
She asked him, "How long are you going to be here,
And he took her hand, lifted it to his lips and said,
"That depends on you, my dear."
Oh, he was charming and fun and lovable and you
couldn't trust him that far.
A charmer herself Gladys kept on dancing in ball-
room contests almost until the day she died in 1995, at
the age of 96.
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'Ideal' buyer may get Cortez fish house
By Jim Hanson
Owners of the old Sigma fish house in Cortez ap-
pear to have found a buyer who may turn out to be
ideal, after several scary encounters for residents of the
historic fishing village.
The purchase has not closed yet, but is expected to
do so in a few weeks when some remaining snags are
overcome, said Richard Storm, spokesman for the
Rivolta Group and its owner, Piero Rivolta.
The entrepreneur has not yet developed plans for
Sigma's future, said Storm, but Rivolta "wants to do
something appropriate to the place."
After the deal closes, Rivolta intends to meet with
Cortezians, hear what they want and use Sigma to the
best advantage of all concerned, careful to "fit the spirit
of the village," Storm said.
He said Rivolta first "fell in love with Cortez" and
then with Sigma when he saw the place. He is sure the
fish house property will become an integral part of
Rivolta's boat-building business, which headquarters
Rivolta himself was headed this week for Brazil,
where his company has automotive design operations.
Still, one of his sons, Renzo, interrupted participation
in the Miami boat show to make a friendly call at the
Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival.
Cortez was receptive to and relieved at the prospect
of Rivolta's acquisition of Sigma. The village has had
a few scares at overtures by other prospective buyers,
some of whom reportedly had plans for high-rise con-
dos on the property condos being a consuming hor-
ror among Cortezians.
Rivolta, on the other hand, is a saltwater sailor of
note, sailing here from Italy some years ago, and with
a 90-foot prototype sailboat under construction at Port
Manatee, he's also starting up a 38-foot Jet Setter line
at his boat works.
He is a true Renaissance man, according to those
who know him, a native of Milan, Italy, who built Iso-
Rivolta high-performance sports cars, developed
Longwood Run in Sarasota and recently closed out his
holdings in the large Oaks development south of
Sarasota, and sponsors the world-class La Musica
Chamber Music Festival.
His first project upon moving permanently to the
United States in 1980 was a small condo at 2700 Gulf
Drive in Bradenton Beach, said Bruce Franklin, presi-
dent of ADP Group and a consultant on the Cortez
The Sigma property is about four acres with 300
feet of waterfront on the south side of the Cortez
shoreline. It started about 1960 when B.C. Capo and
his twin sons moved the old Church of Christ build-
ing onto land along the water and went into the fish
business. Over the years they built docks and added
to the building.
The sons, Lloyd and Floyd, called Big Bubba and
Little Bubba, ran the business until Big Bubba died in
1970. It changed hands a few times over the years and
ended up 15 years ago with a businessman from the
Orient, Tony Huang. He named it Sigma, expanded the
operation dramatically and ran it from Taiwan until
business here dwindled.
Sigma is flanked by waterfront history. To the east
is the old Bayshore fish house now operating as Cortez
Bait and Seafood, and west are a scattering of historic
residences, Alcee Taylor's boat works, and Fulford,
Star and A.P. Bell fish houses.
Holmes Beach beautification board targets Avenue E
By Pat Copeland
Avenue E is one of the most blighted areas in
Holmes Beach, beautification board members said last
Members of the Parks and Beautification Ad-
visory Board planned a two-pronged attack on the
unsightly street by agreeing to send letters to prop-
erty owners and seeking stepped-up code enforce-
"That whole street is an eyesore," board mem-
ber Sarah Maloney said.
"There are some really bad places that need more
than beautification," board member Mary Strickland
added. "We need the people that own them to clean
them up, but how do we go about that?"
Maloney noted that most of the street's property
owners are absentee and suggested writing letters to the
rental agents to contact the owners about cleaning up
"The owners should be aware of how their proper-
ties look," Maloney said.
Public Works Supervisor Joe Duennes suggested
sending letters to the owners instead of the rental
agents. He said according to the city's code, prop-
erty owners are responsible for code violations.
Roger Lutz, the board's commission liaison,
agreed, noting, "The rental agents already know
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Members-voted to draft a letter to property
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bers agreed the letter should be positive, not threat-
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to the rental agents.
Members will ask the code enforcement officer
to visit the street to check for violations.
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Sadie mending at Mote;
probable release this summer
Remember Sadie, the Island's "Humpty-
Dumpty" loggerhead sea turtle that fractured her
shell when she toppled off a rock groin in Bradenton
Well, she's doing just fine at Mote Marine Labo-
Sadie came ashore to lay her eggs last July and
somehow ended up on top of the groin. She fell off,
broke her underside shell, was taken to Mote, and re-
ceived three steel bone plates in her shell.
She has remained at Mote ever since, and earlier
this year the plates were replaced with six stainless
steel bone screws that were wired to keep the frac-
ture edges together.
Sadie's a big turtle at 299 pounds, and is now
eating "a lot of squid," according to Mote officials.
The healing continues, and she should be released
back into the Gulf this summer.
You can visit Sadie at the sea turtle exhibit at the
marine mammal center at Mote, 1600 Ken Thomp-
son Pkwy., City Island, just south of the New Pass
Bridge in Sarasota.
Glenn Miller Orchestra for
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce's din-
ner/dance Tuesday, Feb. 29, will feature the Glenn
Miller Orchestra starting at 6 p.m. at the Hyatt Sarasota,
1000 Blvd. of the Arts. Tickets are $50 or $75 per per-
son. Details may be obtained at 387-9519.
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Items donated for a silent auction to raise funds
for the Holmes Beach butterfly garden will be on
display at Walgreens, 3248 East Bay Dr., Holmes
Beach, on Feb. 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bids may be
placed at that time.
Funds will be used for plants, benches and ar-
bors for the garden located between Holmes Beach
City Hall and the Island Branch Library. The garden
is being installed by the North American Butterfly
The final bidding on silent auction items will take
place at the NABA's buffet dinner at the Moose Lodge
on Feb. 29 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the dinner
are $10 and may be purchased at Duffy's Tavern, 3901
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, or Ginny's Antiques and
Art, 5600 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Church of Annunciation spaghetti
The Episcopal Church of the Annunciation will
serve a spaghetti dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb.
26, on the church grounds, 4408 Gulf Drive.
Spaghetti, bread, salad and drinks will be served at
the public event, with dessert available. The meal may
be eaten in the banquet room or taken out. Tickets are
$4 for adults, $2 for children. Details may be obtained
Island chamber launches
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce has
begun a membership campaign, said MichaelWyckoff,
chairman of the drive.
"This campaign will be a chance for chamber
members, employees and families not only to have a lot
of fun but also to be rewarded for their efforts,"
Wyckoff said. "We will be spreading the word about
the worthy things the chamber does for business and
the community and having fun in the process."
Members participating in the drive will be eligible
to win a dinner for 'wo at the Beach Bistro restaurant
in Holmes Beach, he said. Details are available at 795-
Pancake breakfast is Sunday
at St. Bernard church
St. Bernard Roman Catholic Church will host a
pancake breakfast from 8 until 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb.
27, with homemade flapjacks, sausage and coffee. The
cost is adults $2.50, children $1. A homemade bake
sale will be held in conjunction with the breakfast. The
church is at 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. De-
tails may be obtained at 778-4769.
'Wearing of the Tartan'
shown by weaver
Mary Cagnoni, international weaver, will tell the
Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island of "Wearing of
the Tartan" when it meets at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March
1, at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Ms. Cagnoni has been an artist in weaving for 35
years and has raised her own sheep for the process.
She has taught weaving throughout the United States
and Canada. At this event, open to the public, she
will demonstrate making yarn, spinning, dyeing and
weaving of tartans.
Hostesses will be Dolores Harrell, Jan Jansen,
JoAnne Driscoll, Beatrice Van Welde, Edythe
Richardson, Bette Riordan and Jeanne McGrath. De-
tails are available at 778-7865 or 778-3659.
Workplace violence Center topic
The Anna Maria Island Community Center will
host a program on "Preventing Violence in the Work-
place" from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, at the
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City.
The center is urging area business owners to send
representatives to the event "to learn how to prevent
violent tragedies within their organization" and to iden-
tify early warning signs. Further information may be
obtained at 778-1908.
Islander leads revival
Robbie Leech of Anna Maria Island leads more than
200 women at the Gentle Spirits Revival held at the
First Baptist Church in Palmetto Feb. 19. The
teaching was based on Proverbs 31 Becoming a
Woman of Gladness. Islander Photo: Edna Tiemann
Street sale Saturday near
Bridge Street pier
The Pines Trailer Park will have its annual street sale
from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, on the grounds
near the Bridge Street fishing pier in Bradenton Beach.
Arts and crafts will be featured, along with a white el-
ephant event. Homemade pies will be offered, along with
other food. Further information may be obtained at 778-
Island event at museum
kicks off Heritage Days
An all-day celebration of Anna Maria Island's heri-
tage Wednesday, March 1, will be the leading event of
the month-long Manatee Heritage Days.
The free public observance will be at the Anna
Maria Island Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria City. It will run from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Tours of the museum will be given and videos of old-
timers shown. A scavenger hunt and treasure hunt for
children is planned, and photo opportunities at the old city
jail will include a loan of the museum's prisoner costumes.
Early settlers' crafts will be demonstrated and a
well-stocked gift shop will be open with early settlers'
bread, which members of the Island historical society
bake from an old recipe. Details of this event may be
obtained by phoning 778-0492.
The next day, Thursday, March 2, Cortez will be
in the spotlight with a special cruise on the Cortez Lady
up the Intracoastal Waterway to the Manatee River and
up river as far as it is navigable.
The boat will leave at 10 a.m. and return at 1 p.m.
The Cortez Lady moors just north of Cortez Road at the
mainland end of the Cortez Bridge. Tickets are $15 at
the boat, with no telephoned reservations taken. Further
information is available at 761-9777.
Other events on the Manatee Heritage Days virtu-
ally daily schedule range from a quilt show to home-
stead tours, art shows, luncheons and museum sessions.
Full details may be obtained at 741-4070.
Sandpiper Street Fair in
The Sandpiper Mobile Resort Fun and Street Fair
is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26,
at the resort off 2601 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach.
Patio and carport sales are planned, with home-
made craft items, a bake sale and food service through-
out the event including Sloppy Joes and desserts. A
raffle will be an added feature this year.
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An Islander of Scottish descent has organized an
international symposium to "pull all Scots together."
The confab will be held Friday through Sunday, Feb.
25 through 27.
The meetings will be in Sarasota, fittingly enough
since Scots figured prominently in the early develop-
ment of that city. One of them is credited with bring-
ing golf to the U.S. when he built a nine-hole course in
what is now downtown Sarasota.
In charge of the symposium is Marcia McCabe of
Holmes Beach, who came here 11 years ago and just
retired a few months ago as producer and interviewer
for public television on METV, Manatee Educational
Television. She is in investments and finance now.
She comes from a grain family in Minneapolis, and
has been active in the Caledonian Foundation USA Inc.
for the past four or five years. She is on the board of di-
rectors of the organization.
The foundation supports Scottish heritage, arts and
culture, and works to get all Scots together from
throughout the U.S.. Canada and Scotland, she said.
The symposium is expected to be a significant step in
As chair of the event she has arranged a reception
and dinner Friday at Michael's on East, roundtable dis-
cussions there Saturday, and a visit to the Scottish Pa-
vilion at EPCOT Center near Orlando where the visi-
tors will be guests of Scotland the Brand, a division of
Scottish Enterprise, a Glasgow-based organization that
promotes Scottish culture and trade.
Duncan A. Bruce, author of "The Mark of the
Scots," will speak at Saturday's luncheon, discussing
accomplishments of Scots and Scots-Americans.
Mardi Gras Ball Saturday
at Gamble Mansion
The first annual Mardi Gras Ball among what
sponsors hope will be many to come will be at 6:30
p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at Gamble Mansion, 3708
Patten Ave., Ellenton. The affair is sponsored by the
Manatee County Chapter of the American Red
The Porch Dogs will present Cajun and zydeco
music, costumed Daughters of the Confederacy will
lend historic background at the historic mansion, and
a Mardi Gras king and queen will be crowned.
Among entrants for king is Steve Ananicz of the
Chiles' family restaurants, the Sandbar, Beach
House and Mar Vista restaurants. Details are avail-
able at 792-8686.
Brodsky artworks exhibited
in Longboat center
The paintings and monoprints of prize-winning
artist Gladys Brodsky of Anna Maria Island are on
display at the Education Center, 5370 Gulf of
Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.
A reception for the artist will be from 5:30 to 7
p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at the center.
The works will be exhibited in the center's re-
ception area through March 10, said spokesperson
Susan Goldfarb. Viewing hours are from 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. Monday through Fridays.
Brodsky's works are in the Museum of Modern
Art, Gulf Coast Art Center, Pitzfield Museum and
local private collections. She has shown in galleries
in Woodstock, N.Y., and in New York City. She
lives on Anna Maria and in Woodstock.
Details may by obtained at 383-8811.
Concert Band performing
at MCC on Sunday
The Sarasota Concert Band will present its Mana-
tee winter concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, at Neel
Auditorium of Manatee Community College, 5840
26th St. W., Bradenton.
The concert will be under the baton of William J.
Barbanera, director of the band. Tickets at $12 may be
purchased at the door. Details are available at 364-
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The Anna Maria Island Community Center Fam-
ily Foundation Program will hold two seminars in the
series "Survival Skills for Healthy Families" on
Wednesday, March 1 at the Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria City.
Family therapist Shirley Romberger and guidance
counselor Cindi Harrison will co-facilitate the work-
shops on "Parents Sticking Together" and "Staying in
The workshops will begin at 7 p.m. Cost is $5. For
more information, call 778-1908.
'Life in Treetops' topic
of Mote's Monday
Dr. Margaret Lowman, executive director of Marie
Selby Botanical Gardens, will discuss "Jason X: Life
in the Treetops" in the Monday Night at Mote series
She will speak at 7 p.m. in the Martin-Selby Sci-
ence Education Center at Mote Marine Laboratory,
1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., on City Island off the
south ramp of New Pass Bridge. She will discuss rain
forest canopies she has studied in Africa, Australia/
Asia, and neotropics.
The lecture is free to Mote members and guests, $5
for non-members. The aquarium will open at 6 p.m. for
the program. Details may be obtained at 388-4441.
Bible teacher Hocking at
Island Baptist Church
David Hocking of Hope for Today Ministries,
Bible teacher and broadcaster, will speak at three pro-
grams at Island Baptist Church Friday through Sunday,
Feb. 25 through 27.
Hocking has been preaching and teaching the Bible
for 40 years, said the church, and has been on radio
with a daily broadcast since 1970.
He will teach "The Seven Laws of Christian Lead-
ership" from 7 until 9 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until
3 p.m. Saturday, and will "give messages on the end
times" during regular worship services on Sunday.
The church is at 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria
City. Further information may be obtained at 778-0719.
Antique show to open
The 35th annual Antique Show and Sale of the Ser-
vice Club of Manatee County will have a three-day run
starting Friday, Feb. 25, at the Manatee Civic Center, One
Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Fifty dealers from around the U.S.
are to exhibit in the benefit event for children's programs
in the county. Last year the Service Club raised $57,500
at its annual event. Details are available at 795-2451.
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crowd at Island historical
The By-the-Sea Dancers performed a musical dance
routine at the Feb. 19 Anna Maria Island Historical
Society's play. Dancers include Holmes Beach
Mayor Carol Whitmore, Joyce Karp, Holmes Beach
Commissioner Sandy Haas-Martens, Anna Maria
Island Chamber of Commerce Executive Director
Mary Ann Brockman, Denise Johnson, Anna Maria
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Tierney Green, Amber Wright,
Shane Pelkey, Billy
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Crowd enjoys historical dinner and play
A sold-out crowd of Islanders enjoyed food and fun at the Anna Maria Island
Historical Society's annual dinner and play Feb. 19. The dinner celebrated the
50th anniversary of the incorporation of Holmes Beach and the 10th anniver-
sary of the historical society. The play depicted the history of Holmes Beach
beginning in 1896.
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Couples with 50 years or more of wedded bliss
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Honored as newest couples to join the circle were
Porch Sale March 4 at Tingley
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Volunteers will bring their "cherished stuff" to the
library, at 111 Second Street, Bradenton Beach, and
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Items to be sold will include just about everything
except clothing or large furniture.
Items will be accepted during regular library hours
starting Tuesday, Feb. 29. A pricing and set-up party
is planned for 1 p.m. Friday, March 3.
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Harriet and Jake Diehm, and Faye and Jim McIntyre.
Joining them at the head table were other half-cen-
tury-marrieds Grace and Harry Lillimin, Alice and Ed
Neifert, Jose and Ken Freshwater, Ella and Don
Esenbaugh, Bernice and Harold Wortman and Ruth
and Buck Oman. Unable to attend were Barb and John
Davidson and Gerry and Mike Azar.
Altogether, 698 years of marriage have been toted
up by these goldenweds. A toast to that effect was
given by Lucy Dimitro, and an acknowledgment poem
was read by Ms. Neifert.
A moment of silence was observed in memory of
Tom Kuzenko, who died Feb. 7.
Music of the '40s and '50s was featured during the
evening, provided by Hazen Hunter's "Disgusted Mil-
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Diane Moore of Holmes Beach and Mark Nacu of
Singapore announce the engagement of their daugh-
ter, Ami M. Nacu of Boulder, Colo., to Keary P.
Schmidt of Boulder, son of Carol and Roger Schmidt
of Holmes Beach. The couple, both University of
Colorado graduates, plans to marry in June at Roser
Memorial Community Church, Anna Maria City.
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Henry D. Barbour
Henry D. Barbour, 76, of Holmes Beach, died Feb.
20 in Blake Medical Center.
Born in Minneapolis, Mr. Barbour came to Mana-
tee County from there in 1983. He served in the U.S.
Army Air Force during World War II. He was a qual-
ity control engineer before retiring. He was a member
of the American Legion. He was a member of the Key
Royale Golf Club and the Bradenton Yacht Club. He
attended Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Feb. 23 at Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Burial will be in Manasota Memorial Park. Memorial
contributions may be made to the American Cancer So-
ciety, 600 U.S. 301 Blvd. W., Ste. 136, Bradenton, FL
34205. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home was in charge of ar-
He is survived by daughter Pam Miller of Scandia,
Minn.; sons Jeff of Cisago City, Minn., and John
Gottsleben of Tucson, Ariz.; sister Gwen DeWitt of
Los Gatos, Calif.; brother George of Thailand; and
Roberta 'Ruth' Price
Roberta "Ruth" Price, 85, of Holmes Beach, died
Feb. 15 in Kensington Manor, Sarasota.
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Sandusky, Ohio, for 25 years before retiring to Holmes
Beach. She was an active member of the Manatee
County Art League and the Longboat Art Center.
There were no services. Memorial contributions
may be made to the Humane Society, 2515 14th St. W.,
Bradenton FL 34205. National Cremation Society,
Sarasota, was in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by daughter Hannah of Ellenton;
brother Horton Fisher of Sandusky; a grandchild; and
Luretta Ann Ricasa
Luretta Ann Ricasa, 53, of Holmes Beach, died
Born in Baltimore, Ms. Ricasa came to Manatee
County from there in 1992. She was a bartender at Ameri-
can Legion Kirby Stewart Post No. 24. She was Lutheran.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Feb. 23 at American
Legion Kirby Stewart Post No. 24, 2000 75th St. W.,
Bradenton. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home was in charge
She is survived by companion Tim Rowe of
Holmes Beach; daughter Toni of Baltimore; sons
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more; and two grandchildren.
Betty E. Schwanberg
Betty E. Schwanberg, 94, of Bradenton, died Feb.
15 at Casa Mora Rehabilitation and Extended Care.
Born in Appleton, Wis., Mrs. Schwanberg came to
Manatee County from Milwaukee, Wis., in 1975. She
was a member of the Anna Maria Garden Club. She
attended St. Bernard Catholic Church.
There were no services. Memorial contributions may
be made to the American Cancer Society, 600 U.S. 301
Blvd. W., Ste. 136, Bradenton FL 34207. National Cre-
mation Society was in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by son Glenn of St. Cloud, Minn.;
five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Ralph L. Shackett
Ralph L. Shackett, 87, of Holmes Beach and
Bristol, N.H., died Feb. 17 at home in Holmes Beach.
Born in Troy, N.H., Mr. Shackett came here as a win-
ter resident beginning in 1980. He was owner of Shacketts
Grocery in Bristol. He attended St. Bernard Catholic
Church and St. Timothy Catholic Church in Bristol.
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Attorney to tell SAM
of state DOT attitude
Attorney David Levin will address Save
Anna Maria Inc. at a meeting at 10:30 a.m. Sat-
urday, Feb. 26, at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Levin, who represented SAM in its effort to
stop the Florida Department of Transportation
from building a high-rise bridge to replace the
Island's draw bridge on Manatee Avenue, will
discuss "DOT's recent edict in which the agency
states it is above any legal challenge."
Officers of SAM will be elected at the meeting.
Further information is available at 778-5405.
OBITUARIES, FROM PAGE 14
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Bristol, N.H. 03222. Burial will be in Bristol. Griffith-
Cline Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Irene; sons Ralph E. of
Holmes Beach and Bristol and Charles of Laconia,
N.H.; daughter Shirley Gilbert of Manchester, N.H.;
eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
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By Jim Hanson
Thanks to 100 volunteers, 20,000 visitors and per-
fect weather, the Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival
over the weekend was "a spectacular success."
Karen Bell, chief organizer of the annual event,
said both Saturday and Sunday drew outstanding
crowds to the historic fishing village to eat seafood, -
view arts, crafts and informational booths, turn children .
loose in various entertainments, hear the music and just
stroll around the village's streets and waterfront.
A surprise success, she said, was the "How fish make
their way to your plate" exhibit at the Fulford Fish House. j.
Visitors saw the fishing vessels docked "out back," made "
a walking tour of story boards explaining operations of a r-
fish house, and came away enchanted, she said.
Another feature turned out to be the raffle for a cast
net handmade by Blue Fulford to benefit two watermen 1
who drowned off Sarasota early this year. Though the men
were not Cortezians, they were fellow fishermen and X
Cortez has a long record of generosity. The $5 tickets for
the $200 net will be available for some time at Bell's Star
Fish House, Seafood Market and Dockside Restaurant.
As for the weather, it was too good for some r
Bell said she got a few complaints that Saturday was .
too hot, so Sunday's cooling was welcome.
Dozens of artisans lined the streets of Cortez for the arts and crafts festival, and thousands of people shopped
and ate and listened to music in near-perfect weather. Islander Photo: Paul Roat
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Island veterans seek annual service, fixed memorial
By Pat Copeland
"If you love freedom, thank a vet," Bob DeVane of
Post 8199 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars told Island
elected officials at its meeting last week.
DeVane along with Jim Kissick, vice commander
of the Bradenton/Sarasota Chapter, Military Order of
the World Wars, asked officials to establish an annual
memorial ceremony and/or a fixed memorial on the
Island to honor military veterans.
"The Manatee County Veterans Council has ex-
pressed an interest in recognition of the contributions and
honorable service of the large number of military veter-
ans now residing on Anna Maria Island," said Kissick,
who was also representing the veterans council.
The council holds annual recognition services in
Veterans' Park behind Manatee Memorial Hospital,
Kissick said, and would like to extend its operation to
"The Anna Maria Island Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 8199 is more than 50 years old," DeVane said.
"We donate flags to the Island cities and the Boy
Scouts and Girl Scouts. We hold an annual fishing con-
test for children ages six to 12 and we sponsor a T-ball
team at the Anna Maria Island Community Center."
However, the group's numbers are decreasing and
it is seeking new members in order to continue its ser-
vice to the community, DeVane said. It had to cancel
its annual Memorial Day ceremony at Anna Maria El-
ementary School due to a lack of members.
"Now we need assistance because we're always
assisting someone else," DeVane said. "We'd appreci-
ate all the help you can give us to establish a memo-
Bradenton Beach Commissioner John Chappie
said he supports the veterans' effort to establish a me-
morial and asked that the request be placed on his
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Jim Kissick, vice commander of the Bradenton/Sarasota Chapter of Military Order of the World Wars and
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"Nothing in history compares to what happened in
World War II," Bradenton Beach Mayor Gail Cole
noted. "No other generation had the burden that was
put upon our soldiers. If these young people hadn't
done the job, the world would not be what it is today.
We owe them a great debt and I know Bradenton Beach
DeVane said it is becoming particularly important
for children to understand the purpose of Memorial
Day and Veterans' Day.
"It behooves us to instill in them their heritage,"
agreed Cole. "These kids are our future and we need to
give them some standards to look at. They have to be
proud of what our veterans have done for us."
Kissick said the pair will return to the next meet-
ing of the Coalition of Barrier Island Elected officials
after each commission has had the opportunity to dis-
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Island grade school will miss Secretary Floto
By Susan K. Kesselring
Goodbyes can make for one of life's more gruel-
ing moments. In the process, hearts are made hollow
and tears sometimes follow.
Holding back tears was difficult for Anne Floto
who has been a secretary at Anna Maria Elementary
School for the past five years. She said a part of her
heart will remain behind.
For those she leaves behind the children, teach-
ers and staff it means they will miss her essence.
Floto has been given a promotion. She will be the
senior secretary at the brand new Kinnan Elementary
School in Bradenton scheduled to open fall 2000.
Floto said as Kinnan's senior secretary she has a
chance to spend $1 million stocking the new school
with supplies and furniture.
"Who could pass that up?" she said.
She said the new school's principal is Khris Bayer,
who formerly taught at AME.
She has been a part of the Island school's charm for
the past 17 years. Both her children, Kimberly, 22, and
Bill, 17, attended kindergarten through fifth grade. She
began her career working in the school's health clinic
before becoming a teacher's aide for a year. The aide's
position wasn't permanent and she applied for the sec-
retary position in order to stay working at the school.
On her last day, Floto sends a message to those
who have shared her journey: "Thank you for letting
me be a part of the magic that is part of Anna Maria
Elementary School. It's a very magical place, made
wonderful by the children, parents, teachers and volun-
teers," she said.
No doubt it's a magical place to all those who have
walked its corridors and have been a part of the Island
school, but Floto will always have a part in the school's
enchantment. She has an angel's aura about her which is
evident to all people who meet her, especially the students.
She's a big hit with the kids. She can get down to
their level with ease, especially the younger ones she
takes under her wings; they intuitively sense she can be
trusted at a time in their life when the world looms
But the adults are just as taken by her.
"I've never known her to be unpleasant," said sec-
ond-grade teacher Deborah Thomas.
Thomas said she'll miss her daily visits with Floto.
Floto went beyond her role as a professional, Thomas
said. She recalled the time she had to stay for a meet-
ing and mentioned it to Floto in passing. Thomas said
Floto returned from home with a sandwich to quell her
hunger. Thomas also remembers a time when she was
moving into a new home and Floto and her husband
Bill showed up to lend a hand.
Thomas has remained close to Floto's son, a stu-
dent at Manatee High School, whom she calls her
"youngest best friend."
Students, teachers and staff filled two boxes with
gifts and cards for Floto. Flowers in many colors and
fashions filled the school's office, the petals whisper-
ing "Goodbye, good luck and we'll miss you."
Fifth-grade teacher Anne Kinnan gave Floto a spe-
cial edition jean shirt bearing the logo Kinnan Elemen-
tary. The school is named in honor of her mother,
Marjorie Kinnan, for the years she served as a teacher
and school board member.
When Joyce Ellis and her fifth-grade class marched
into the office, Floto was reduced to tears as each child
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handed her a flower and a personal hand-made greeting.
Floto was in charge of recruiting kindergartners
and ensuring their records were in order and she's
watched each of the five grade levels at the school grow
over the years.
Ellis said the children wanted to give Floto a "bou-
quet of love" to take to her new school.
Floto jokes, "It's OK if they leave at the end of the
year and break my heart, but it's not OK for me to leave
Floto is the last to leave from former Principal
Jim Kronus's office staff. He and senior secretary
Marlene Fletcher both retired last year after more
than 20 years' service.
"It's been very much like a family for me," Floto
Principal Tim Kolbe said, "I'll miss her tremen-
dously. She has what we call corporate knowledge, an
ability that comes second nature for her. She helped to
bring me along after I transferred. I wish her the best.
I know it was an opportunity she couldn't pass up and
I have no doubt she'll be very successful."
Floto begins her new journey this week and Kinnan
Elementary will no doubt benefit greatly from our loss.
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on Dr. Seuss' birthday
Anna Maria Elementary School is having a special
guest Thursday, March 2, who will read to students in
kindergarten through second grade in honor of Dr.
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Scouts hold cookie booth sales
While stoppingfor his mail at the Anna Maria Post Office, Anna Maria/West Side Fire Commissioner Mike
Mulyck purchased three boxes of Girl Scout cookies from Mackenzie Kosfeld, 7, and Ashley Waring, 6, of
Island Brownie Troop 193. Scouts will hold booth sales on weekends from 3 to 7p.m. until the end of Febru-
ary at the Anna Maria Post Office Plaza, 9908 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria; Publix, 3700 East Bay Drive, Holmes
Beach; and Gulf Drive Cafe, 900 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
Calling all cookie monsters
The great cookie conundrum may be how many
and which kind of Girl Scout cookies to buy.
How about one of each. They freeze well.
There's still three weeks left before the annual
fundraising drive is over. Scouts will be selling
cookies in each of the Island cities until March
12. Booths will be set up at the Island Publix,
Anna Maria Post Office and Gulf Drive Cafe dur-
ing the next three weekends.
The eight brands of cookies cost $3 a box. Cus-
tomers will be asked if they want to purchase an
extra box of cookies to help benefit Manatee
Children' Services and Meals on Wheels through
the scouts' Gift of Caring program.
All proceeds will benefit local Girl Scouts. A per-
centage of the sales goes directly to Girl Scout troops
to support troop activities such as field trips, camping
and service projects.
Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida Inc. is chartered
by Girl Scouts of the USA and serves more than 8,600
girls in seven counties.
The cookie sale drive helps the girls to develop
skill in taking responsibility, money management,
record keeping, meeting deadlines and marketing.
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Monday, Feb. 28
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice
Lunch: Corn Dog or Cheese Croissant, Cole
Slaw, Juice, Fruit
Tuesday, Feb. 29
Breakfast: Cereal or French Toast with Syrup,
Lunch: Chicken Patty on Bun or Junior Subma-
rine Sandwich, Tator Tots, Fruit, Pudding
Wednesday, March 1
No School: In-Service Day
Thursday, March 2
Breakfast: Cereal or Pretzel with Cheese, Juice
Lunch: Hamburger Gravy over Mashed Pota-
toes or Beef Patty, Broccoli, Roll, Dessert
Friday, March 3
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice
Lunch: Pizza or Nachos and Cheese, Corn,
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Feb. 14, discharging a firearm, 200 block of Gladi-
olus. The victim reported a juvenile subject discharged a
BB handgun, causing damage to the facia on her house.
A capias was issued for the subject.
Feb. 14, criminal mischief, 10005 Gulf Drive, city
hall parking lot. The victim reported an unknown person
punctured four tires and damaged the hood on his vehicle.
Feb. 12, attempted burglary, 1301 Gulf Drive
N., Silver Surf resort. The complainant reported an
unknown person attempted to pry open the door to,
the maid's room but no entry was made. Damages
were $300 to $400.
Feb. 12, exposure of sexual organs, domestic bat-
tery, domestic assault, 2400 block of Avenue C. The vic-
tim reported the suspect was having a fight with the sub-
ject and came out of the bathroom naked. The victim left
The officer located the victim along with a second
victim who said they left the residence because the suspect
threatened them when they called police. The officer con-
tacted Child Protective Services and issued a capias for the
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Feb. 13, retail theft of $26 in gasoline, 2513 Gulf
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Feb. 16, retail theft, possession of stolen property,
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wine from the store without paying. Washington was
stopped by a Holmes Beach police officer on an unrelated
While searching the vehicle for the wine, the of-
ficer said he found a glass pipe, four crack cocaine
rocks, a steel wool pad, a razor blade, four lighters,
a cellular phone, a calculator and a notebook. Wash-
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cellular phone was reported stolen.
Feb. 16, domestic assault, 101 Gulf Drive, One
Stop Shell Shop. The victim reported the suspect
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Feb. 12, burglary, possession of a weapon during a
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enter the residence. They said when they blocked her en-
try, she sprayed mace into the residence.
The officer located the suspect who said the vic-
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went to the residence to claim it, they slammed the
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Feb. 12, suspicious, 4700 Gulf Drive, Anna
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a possible burglary by juvenile subjects. The sub-
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Feb. 12, suspicious, 300 block of Clark Lane.
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Islanders help Georgia victims
Fred Gewirtz and Gene Snedeker, both of Holmes
Beach, were among the first to volunteer to help vic-
tims of the recent rash of tornadoes in Georgia, the
American Red Cross said.
Both are veterans of disaster relief, noted the
Manatee County Chapter of the Red Cross.
Gewirtz first worked during the central Florida tor-
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complainant reported a baby was locked in a vehicle.
The parents arrived shortly after the officer arrived and
he warned them of the severity of the situation.
Feb. 13, assistance, Key Royale waterway. The
marine patrol officer towed a disabled boat to Bimini Bay.
Feb. 16, found property -a watch, 2900 block of
Avenue E on the beach.
Feb. 17, suspicious, 300 block of Clark Drive. The
complainant reported a subject in a motorized wheelchair
drove through her yard.
Feb. 17, found property two bicycles, 5901 Ma-
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Feb. 17, burglary, 300 block of Clark Drive. The
complainant reported an ex-tenant entered the residence
after he moved out.
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goals is to convince people to wear life jackets while boating. However, this is not often easy due to the
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Baseball season starts Thursday
The first game of the Anna Maria Island Little
League season starts Thursday night at Benji Scanio
Memorial Field at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City.
Thursday at 5 p.m., Bridge Street Pier & Cafe plays
Betsy Hills Real Estate in the season's inaugural game.
This will be a AA pitching-machine game.
At 7 p.m., Kiwanis plays West Manatee Fire Dis-
trict in the major league opener.
Bill Ogden, who for years has been taking care of the
fields and courts where Island children play, will throw out
the ceremonial first pitch for each team's opener.
Friday at 5 p.m., Sandbar takes on Betsy Hills Real
Estate in AA action.
Haley's Motel will take on Bali Hai Resort in the
7 p.m. major league tilt.
Saturday is T-Ball day beginning at 9 a.m. with
Oden Hardy Construction versus VFW.
Then at 10 a.m., Harry's Continental Kitchens will
play Dr. Danziger Allergy & Dental.
Saturday at 4 p.m., Quality Builders will see Air &
Energy in AAA action.
Waterfront Restaurant plays The Bistros in AAA
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Betsy Hills. Then at 7 p.m. in major league action, Bali
Hai meets Haley's Motel.
Tuesday, Feb. 29, at 7 p.m., WMFD plays Kiwanis
in a major league game.
Sign up for LL signs
Businesses who want to display a sign on the Little
League outfield fence at the Center can call Kip
DeBellevue at 778-4015.
The cost is $150, of which $50 goes toward mak-
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each year is $100.
Families who want to be Little League donors for
$25 also can contact DeBellevue.
IFC takes on Blackwatch
The adult men's Island Football Club soccer team
came out playing hard and won their first league cup
game with a 4-0 trashing of second-division Ruskin
On Sunday, the IFC adults play at G.T. Bray Park
on 59th Street in Bradenton to take on Blackwatch, a
first division team that will give IFC its chance to test
its intestinal fortitude. Guts, in other words.
The two teams don't care for each other and have
beaten each other once each this season.
The game begins at 11 a.m.
If IFC wins, they play Gemini Dynamo from Land
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IFC struggled with a few new players on the team
this year but have gelled in the second half.
"We had a lot of new players join and everyone was
trying to find .a role to play," said IFC coach Kevin
Cassidy. "We started out 0-5-1 then won two games in a
row and in the second half of the season turned it up with
a 4-2-3 record. Nick LeDuc came on strong this year and
scored a lot of goals for us and was probably the come-
back player of the year. Then Lazlo Halmi joined and re-
ally added to both the offense and defense."
Come out and support the Island Football Club
Hook 7th overall out of thousands
of runners in Gasparilla 5K
Mickey Hooke, who lives in Bradenton and works
at Galati Marine in Anna Maria City, placed second in
his age group and seventh overall out of more than
12,000 runners who participated in the recent Bank of
America Gasparilla Distance Classic.
Hooke's time in the 5 kilometer run was 16 min-
utes, 25 seconds.
Canada, Fransen take Sunrise wins
On a morning not fit for man or beast, Rob Canada
won the Feb. 6 Sunrise Tournament in 38 degree "cold
weather" at Palma Sola Golf Club.
Canada, who had a plus eight on a modified
Stableford scoring system, said he's ready for the
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SPORTS RAP, FROM PAGE 22
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Second place on Feb. 6 went to Jon Huffman who
was plus three.
Rick Morash had three skins on the day while
Mike Manning and Huffman had one each. Closest-
to-the-pin greenies on the par threes were awarded
to Harry Christensen, Richard Bergquist and
Huffman who had two.
On Feb. 13 with temperatures hovering around 65
degrees, Mark Fransen birdied the 18th hole to capture
his first tournament win of the year.
Fransen was plus six on the blustery day at Palma
Sola. Three players tied for second at plus three,
Huffman, Joe Rogers and George Wonka.
Huffman and Fransen had the only skins while
"greenies" went to Paul Bondar, Jeff "J.P." Park, Neal
Curtis and Rogers.
Huffman, Wonka tie for first
Jon "Sparky" Huffman and George Wonka tied for
first place in the Feb. 20 Sunrise tournament at Palma
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Brian Guerin came in second one point behind
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THE ISLANDER FEB. 23, 2000 PAGE 23
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Midnight Impasse issue continues its 17-year run
One of the longest-running environmental disputes
in Southwest Florida may be coming to a head in the
next few weeks, and the lessons learned in the eventual
outcome may have an impact on us.
The issue of Midnight Pass or Midnight Im-
passe has raged in Sarasota for 17 years. It was
Christmas 1983 when internationally acclaimed artist
Syd Solomon and his neighbor, Pasco Carter, peti-
tioned for and received permission to close the pass and
relocate it away from their homes at south Siesta Key.
The channel had migrated dangerously close to
Carter's pool, threatening to pitch it into the Gulf, and
Solomon's house was next on the erosion hit parade.
So the pair used bulldozers to close the pass next
to their houses and tried to bulldoze it open again sev-
eral hundred feet away from them where there weren't
any structures. But the pesky pass just wouldn't stay
open where man wanted it to be, and after eight or so
attempts to dig out a channel the pair gave up.
Midnight Pass was closed and has remained so to
this day. But the controversy about it has raged ever
since. To oversimplify the arguments and probably
incite both sides of the issue, the opposing theories are:
The pass was attempting to close anyway, and we
should just leave it the way it is. Mangroves are sprout-
ing on the bay side of where the inlet used to be, and
seagrass beds are growing in Little Sarasota Bay where
the channels once were.
The pass was just moving around, as it has for
more than 100 years, and man shouldn't have mon-
keyed around with it. Water quality in Little Sarasota
Bay has deteriorated since the pass was closed, once-
abundant clams are gone, as are shrimp and gamefish.
The pass has to be reopened to restore the bay system
to its former quality.
We used to take our little boat down to Midnight
Pass a lot just before it was closed way back when. It
was a destination, and a test of seamanship to navigate
the narrow, twisting, shallow channel as the tide ripped
along. Although I had met Syd Solomon and Pasco
Carter, and liked them both, I have to admit to some
perverse glee in watching Mother Nature attempt to
claim their million-dollar homes. The folly of building
castles on the sand and all that, don't you know?
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keep the pass closed have never settled their dispute.
There have been water circulation studies, special blue-
ribbon panel studies, mediated shareholder studies, and
about every other kind of study done on the area dur-
ing that time. The latest one, a "Midnight Pass Feasi-
bility Study," is being discussed this week by the
Sarasota County Commission.
As studies go, this is one helluva one. It even cites
one of my books as a reference.
Seriously, the folks at Camp, Dresser & McKee,
joined by Mote Marine Laboratory scientists and engi-
neers with Danish Hydraulic Institute, have come up with
a detailed summary of what it would take to reopen Mid-
night Impasse. A cool $6.9 million, and about $200,000
a year to maintain it, is the bottom line or maybe $5.5
million, depending on which option you prefer.
The report appears to be somewhat slanted toward
the reopening scenario. The authors talk about a 47-
percent decline in critters in the bay section of the pass
since closure, a total loss of clams which were once
estimated at 11,700 per acre, and water quality im-
provements if the pass were open.
There are also statements like this: "The reports of
fish kills and sub-lethal oxygen stress events (slow
moving fish at surface gulping air at dawn) have been
more frequent since the pass closed." I'm sure the im-
age of little snook forced to gasp for air at the surface
because oxygen in their watery habitat is gone will tug
at the hearts of many county commissioners.
The report concludes that "reopening of Midnight
Pass has been found to be feasible. In terms of biologi-
cal conditions, recreating the inlet is expected to im-
prove the health of the overall natural resources within
the affected tidal prism."
The reopening scenario offers two proposals. One
option calls for dredging two channels that will look
from the air like a "Y" in Little Sarasota Bay from the
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Intracoastal Waterway to about 300 feet out into the
Gulf through the Siesta Key-Casey Key shore. A shoal
will be created in the Gulf, too, to help protect the chan-
nel from silting during storms.
The group's recommendation, which I wonder
about, is a straight east-west cut from the Intracoastal
out into the Gulf. My questions involve the volume of
water that would flow through the pass without the
extra channelization of the north and south tidal prism
provided by the "Y" layout.
Will the pass stay open, or will it move and some
"The state of the art is not, at present, adequate to fully
determine the lateral stability of the inlet," the report states.
"An option for lateral stability could be a mainte-
nance dredging program designed to move accumu-
lated sand from the accreted side of the inlet to the
eroded side, thereby maintaining inlet location. The
manner in which lateral stability can be guaranteed is
by hardening the inlet throat. This will also serve the
dual purpose of allowing for steeper side slopes in the
inlet cross-section, which will contribute to the cross-
sectional stability of the inlet.
"The reopening of the pass will give rise to local-
ized shoreline erosion over a distance of approximately
200 meters on each side of the inlet if the outer portion
of the inlet throat is not stabilized."
So the pass may move north again once it's open
unless sand is moved around annually or unless jetties
are built, and the beach along the Gulf will erode big-
time until the pass is stabilized in a year or so and
the former Solomon and Carter homes are within that
I'm glad I don't have to weigh all those options and
come up with a decision.
On an Island level. the fate of Midnight Pass is of
more than passing interest. Look west next time you go
across Longboat Bridge and see what currents and tides
and wind are doing to Beer Can Island at the north end
of Longboat Key. Notice all the sand that has accreted
at the Coquina Beach end of the pass, and all the eroded
beach at Longboat.
That little concrete structure in the middle of
Longboat Pass used to be where the Bradenton Beach
part of an old bridge was located before it was swept
PLEASE SEE SANDSCRIPT, PAGE 28
C e'TE t
THE ISLANDER U FEB. 23, 2000 N PAGE 25
Walker honored as Mote's guide of year
By Capt. David Futch
Capt. Jonnie Walker of Sarasota was selected as
the winner of the 2000 William R. Mote Florida Sport
Fishing Guide Award.
The Mote Marine Laboratory Snook Foundation
Board of Directors chose Walker for making signifi-
cant contributions to the marine environment with an
emphasis on snook.
Walker took home a $10,000 check.
Past winners include Capt. Scott Moore of
Holmes Beach and Capt. Van Hubbard of Boca
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speckled trout to 24 inches. Young James got a 21-inch
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Capt. Sam Kimball on the charter boat Legend
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PAGE 26 M FEB. 23, 2000 M THE ISLANDER
Islander, ex-Buc on 'greatest game there is'
By David Futch
Here's a trivia question for all you Tampa Bay
Buccaneer fans: Who was the first Buc selected to the
LeRoy Selmon? Nope.
James Wilder? Nope.
Dave Pear? Yep.
Other than quarterbacks Steve Young and Doug
Williams, Pear probably is the only former Buccaneer
who can call a Super Bowl ring his own.
Of course he didn't win Super Bowl XV with the
Bucs, but with the Oakland Raiders, in a 1981 game in
which the Raiders thrashed the heavily favored Phila-
delphia Eagles, 27-10.
Pear, 46, played six years in the National Football
League. His career was cut short when he popped a disc
in his neck because "I hit a guy too hard."
The problem was compounded when he didn't
have his spine operated on for two years.
"I played the entire year with the Raiders with a
broken neck," Pear said. "With the Raiders, it didn't
matter because of (Raiders owner) Al Davis'
philosophy of 'Just Win Baby.' Now there was a
Six operations later, there are no regrets about
playing "the greatest game there is.
Pear, a nose guard whose playing weight never
exceeded 245 pounds or about 50 pounds less than
current nose tackle Warren Sapp, said his philosophy
with regard to the game was never give up.
"I wasn't big by today's standards but I was in
great shape. I could bench press 500 pounds. 1 had
been a wrestler in high school and had studied mar-
tial arts so I was quick. They have a saying about
nose guards that goes 'the first to draw and the last
to die.' Football is a war and you've got to be ready
to win. You have to disassociate yourself from the
other player you're up against. He's the enemy.
"There are people out there who like to tell a player
he's too small or too slow. You can choose to believe
them or you can choose to believe in yourself.
Everyone's looking for an edge in any sport. My edge
was hard work."
Pear, who lives near the public library in Holmes
Beach with his wife Heidi, son Adam and daughter
Alexandra, and is a salesman for Weyerhaueser, was
raised in Portland, Oregon, and played defensive tackle
at the University of Washington. He was a pre-season
All America player at Washington but missed half his
senior season with a knee injury.
In 1975, Pear was taken 54th in the NFL draft by
the Baltimore Colts, the second player taken in the
In 1976, the Bucs made Pear their first pick in the
expansion draft and at the same time drafted LeRoy
Selmon in the first round of the college draft.
Luck has something to do with success in anything
but as Pear pointed out, "Luck is where opportunity
African pompano: 24-inch minimum size limit;
two fish per person or vessel (whichever is less).
Amberjack: 28-inch minimum fork length, 3-fish
daily possession limit.
Black drum: 14- to 24-inch slot limit; 5 fish daily
possession limit; cannot possess more than one of
more than 24 inches.
Black mullet: No minimum length; 50-fish limit.
Bluefish: 12-inch minimum fork length; 10-
Cobia: 33-inch minimum fork length; 2-fish limit.
Dolphin: 10-fish daily possession limit.
Flounder; 12-inch minimum length; 10-fish bag
"I played in and won the big one with a team that
was an underdog to the Phildelphia Eagles who at the
time was coached by Dick Vermeil who won this
year's Super Bowl with the Rams. The most difficult
thing for any player or coach to accept is getting to the
big game and not winning it.
"I remember looking at Vermeil's face just after
we beat the Eagles in the Super Bowl. I think that loss
devastated him. He quit coaching for years. I was
watching him this time with the Rams to see how he
would react. It was a different look."
Vermeil's Rams won the most recent Super Bowl
over the Tennesse Titans.
So what's different about playing in the NFL today
and playing 20 years ago?
"The money is totally different and more than ever
it's a business," Pear said. "But a player today can
make more money in one game today than a player 20
years ago made in three or four seasons."
The NFL pension fund isn't as big a boost to Pear's
income when you compare it to the ones accruing in
Grouper (gag, black, red, yellowfin,
yellowmouth, scamp): 20-inch minimum length;
5-fish limit; no harvest of Nassau grouper al-
Jewfish: Closed. Illegal to possess.
Kingfish: 20-inch minimum (fork length);
2-fish daily bag limit. Bag limit in Gulf-Atlantic
fishery reduced to 1 when federal waters closed
to all harvest.
Mangrove snapper: 10-inch minimum; 5-
Permit: 10-to-20-inch slot limit; 10-fish bag
limit; cannot possess more than one fish of
more than 20 inches.
Pompano: 10-to-20 inch slot limit; 10-fish
bag limit; cannot possess more than one fish of
more than 20 inches.
Redfish: 18-to-27 inch slot; 1-fish daily
possession. (No closed season.)
Sea bass: 8-inch minimum; no bag limit.
Shark: Daily bag limit of one per person,
two per vessel (whichever is less); the harvest
of sawsharks, sawfish, basking sharks, whale
sharks and spotted eagle rays is prohibited.
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changed in the
game since Pear
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today's inflated market.
"It pays for my wife's car," Pear said.
Something else that's changed in football is spe-
cialization. Players play only in certain situations and
are referred to as 1st-down players or 3rd-down play-
ers. It was still a game of play every down when Pear
was with the Bucs.
The best advice Pear said he ever received was to
smile between plays.
"It keeps you relaxed," Pear said, "and you've got
to be relaxed to play this game."
Pear likes what he sees in rookie quarterback
Shaun King and would like to see the Bucs sign quar-
terback Dan Marino.
"Shaun King has so much confidence and men-
tal toughness and I think Marino would be good for
Shaun King," Pear said. "He could school Shaun
King. Marino has to realize where he is in his career.
He could start for an average team or he could come
to the Bucs and win that Super Bowl ring he wants
Pear already has one.
Sheepshead: 12-inch minimum size limit; 10-
fish bag limit.
Snapper: 14-inch minimum on red snap-
per; 16-inch minimum on mutton snapper; 12-
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mum on gray or mangrove snapper; 8-inch mini-
mum on vermilion and lane snapper. Bag limit
10 daily (no limit on lane or vermilion). Limit may
not include more than 5 mangrove daily or 5 red
Snook: 24-inch minimum length; closed Dec.
15 -'Jan. 31 and June, July, Aug.; cannot pos-
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2-fish total limit.
Spanish mackerel: 12-inch minimum length;
Speckled trout: 15-to-20-inch slot limit; 5 fish
limit; cannot possess more than one of more than
20 inches. Season closed in Nov. and Dec.
Tarpon: No size limit; 2-fish limit; requires
$50 tarpon tag to possess or kill.
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Eves. 778-4931 Eves. 778-6956
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.
OFF-ISLAND POOL HOME
3BR/2BA family home. Palma Sola area. Caged pool, nicely
landscaped, very good condition. $124,900.
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.
Julie Gilstrap Patti Marifjeren
LTG, GRI REALTOR/
Property Manager Property Manager
3BR/2BA house on canal, caged pool, dock, fireplace $2000 mo.
1BR/1BA Duplex $700
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THE ISLANDER E FEB. 23, 2000 E PAGE 27
419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 P O Box 2150
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294
Visit our Web site at www.betsyhills.com
VINTAAGE LAND HIDEAWAY
This charming and historic 2BR/1BA "Cracker House'
was built in 1915 and shipped by barge to it's present
day position on pretty Pine Avenue in Anna Maria Vil-
lage. Amenities include original wooden wainscoting on
the ceilings. Hardwood flooring, romantic wood burn-
ing fireplace and a lovely Garden Room with ceramic
tiled floors and faux painted walls, with French doors
opening onto a sunny deck and tropical butterfly gar-
den. The lush tropical landscaping on the deep lot in-
cludes many specimen palms and citrus trees. There
is a newer shingle roof and newer central air and heat.
Zoned residential or retail! Priced at $199,500.
PINE AVENUE DUPLEX!
This charming older duplex is situated on two platted
lots fronting pretty Pine Avenue in the village of Anna
Maria. Zoning is residential or retail. So live at your
place of business or retire with income! Includes a
lovely updated 3BR/2BA unit with vaulted ceilings and
double car garage plus an original 1 BR/1BA unit with
high beamed ceilings. Priced at $225,000.
This captivating 2BR/2.5BA beautifully remodeled mas-
terpiece offers panoramic views across tranquil Lake
LaVista and glimpses of Tampa Bay. Features include
a great room floor plan enhanced by artfully laid Italian
tiled floors, high textured ceilings with recessed light-
ing, and a fabulous new gourmet kitchen with custom
maple cabinetry, mosaic tiled backsplash handy
breakfast bar and tip of the line European appliances.
The tastefully decorated bedrooms feature lovely
beechwood floors, custom faux painted walls, glass
block windows, and built-in bookcases and cabinets. All
fixtures and fittings are first class. This heavenly hide-
away is enhanced by tropical landscaping, a wonder-
ful waterside sundeck and boat dock, and so much
more! Priced at $399,500.
WATERFRONT FAMILY HOME
This beautiful, spacious 5BR/3BA canalfront hideaway
is tucked away on a lushly landscaped, fully fenced lot,
offering privacy plus! Amenities include a gorgeous
heated swimming pool with waterfall and vaulted pool
cage, 60-foot boat dock on deep, seawalled canal, and
a spectacular, new family room with vaulted ceilings,
built-in teak bookcases and cabinets, and lovely French
doors opening onto the swimming pool and lanai.
Priced to sell at only $349,000. This one won't last long!
"WALK WITH ME..."
r in nararic at
ONE OF A KIND!
Gulffront lot on a quiet dead-end street! There are
no more like this! For sale by owner. 31st St. and
Ave. F. $399,000. 778-4523 or 800-977-0803.
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Winners in the Feb. 16 horseshoe games were Dick.
Gilmore of Anna Maria and Tom Markley of Holmes
Beach. Runners-up were George Landraitis of Holmes
Beach and Bill Starrett of Anna Maria.
Winners in the Feb. 19 games were Tom Skoloda
of Anna Maria and Starrett. Runners-up were Jack
Cooper of Anna Maria and Markley.
The weekly contests get under way every Wednesday
and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria City Hall Park,
10005 Gulf Drive.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 24
away in a winter storm in March 1932.
And I remember riding on my dad's shoulders as
he waded across a shallow inlet from Longboat to Beer
Can Island when it really was an island. That pass he
carried me across is now the site of a condominium,
built after the inlet accreted.
Makes you wonder what changes will take place in
our southernmost inlet in the next 17 years, doesn't it?
Mote Marine Laboratory was located at the south-
ern tip of Siesta Key from 1967 to 1978, when it moved
to its current location on City Island. Here's what the
folks at Mote wrote about Midnight Pass back then:
"Larger quarters became mandatory. Another and
even more compelling reason to move came stealthily,
almost imperceptible, as Midnight Pass filled in and
barred the Lab's vessels access to the Gulf while simul-
taneously the sea nibbled at the Laboratory's grounds and
reduced their 10-acre site by a few acres every year. It was
inevitable that Mote Marine Laboratory would not only
lose its channel to the Gulf but also that, in the inexorable
onslaught of the waves, the shark tanks, the docks, the
trailers, would be gobbled up by the Gulf."
That was written in 1978, five years before the pass
nearly did gobble up the Solomon and Carter homes.
LT. COL. LSAF (REL), REACTOR"
you can count on for all your
real estate needs.
Longboat Key &
Anna Maria Island
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org / website: www.bobburett.net
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 25
Smith is the guest host on a Saturday morning radio
show out of Tampa called the Florida Marine Scene. It's
WQYK-1010 AM and is on from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. He usu-
ally takes a local guide with him to provide helpful hints.
Capt. Tom Chaya said fishing picked up toward
the end of last week. On Wednesday he said.he caught
grouper to 15 pounds, snapper, sheepsliead, flounder
and trout. Cobia are starting to come in, Chaya said.
Capt. Justin-Moore said he has been catching red-
fish early in the morning at the bottom of the low tide
when the reds move off the flats. He also landed some
2501 Gulf Drive,
news than any
Indians in the
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k '- .visitors were
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L. Lois McGann
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-q -. "Beach.
monster trout to 24 inches. On two trips last week,
Moore led his clients to grand slams where they caught
a redfish, snook and trout in one outing. He said he's
getting some pompano but they aren't around like they
have been in the past.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip Tide out of
Captain's Marina in Holmes Beach said he's having to
go out further to get the bigger gags and red grouper but
he's still getting plenty of them.
"I'm still getting gags_ over 30 inclies between 10
and 20 miles, but there are fewer of them than there was
a few weeks ago," Denham said. "We're getting red
grouper to 27 inches, lane snapper to two pounds, por-
gies, black sea bass and large bonita to 20 pounds."
104 CEDAR, a duplex one house from the Gulf on a dead-
end street. 3BR/1.5BA, 3BR/1.5BA now connected by
French doors to make a six bedroom home. 1,870 sfla un-
der A/C with large screened porch. Built in 1960 on a 50 by
110 ft. lot. Quality constructed and maintained. $400,000.
Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, FI 34216
Phone & Fax: (941)778-1222
ONLY 135 feet to gorgeous beach, this newly
custom built home has been reduced in price yet
offers a spacious glass-enclosed living area with
uniquely designed kitchen, lovely open deck and
all with a Gulfview! A true "Island Experience" and
with split bedroom design providing private guest
bedrooms and master bedroom graced with large
walk-in closet, dressing area and bath. Natural oak
floors, beveled glass entrance doors, glass block
foyer are only a few of the exceptional custom
features. Provisions for two cars under cover and a
covered patio for outdoor entertaining with lush
tropical landscaping. Enhanced with a beautiful
beach access. Now only $649,500.
FRANKLIN REALTY BROKER
"We ARE the Island."
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria. Florida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250
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BUILDERS HOME FURNITURE Displayed but never
used. Four-piece bedroom-sets $259; sofa and love
seat $399; queen bed set $199; full $159; twin $129;
futons (sofa by day, bed at night) frame and mattress
$199; daybed (white with brass finials) including two
mattresses and pop-up unit $285. Can deliver. Call
ERICCSON CELL PHONE with car and home
charger, manual, $35. Can be seen at The Islander
newspaper, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, or
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
(walnut?) wood, $100 each. Oak partners desk, very
rare, $2,400. 778-1102.
CHAIN LINK FENCE, 61 feet with 3.5 ft. gate and 10
support poles. Take it away for $100. Call 779-9059.
THREE-PIECE beige leather sectional sofa, well
used but in good condition, $75. Occasional chair, tan
velour and chrome, $25. Two large end-table lamps,
$15 each. Colonial-style triple dresser, very good
condition, $35. Small wheelbarrow, $15. Offers wel-
come. Call 941-779-0246.
My 20 years of appraising and 25 years of sales
means I can offer you a qualified service to help in
the disposition of your fine antiques, art, and
household furnishings. I will be happy to send you
a resume and references.
Member of Appraisers Association of America
PAINT SPRAYER, GRACO 3900 airless, six months
old with 100-ft. hose, contractors gun and tip.
CUB CADDETT lawnmower/tractor, 15 hp with
dump wagon. $400. 794-2099.
TEN-PIECE ANTIQUE Mahogany dining room set
with six chairs included. Refrigerators, dishwasher,
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.
GARAGE SALE: THURSDAY, Feb. 24, 9am-3pm.
Multi-family, furniture, household items, vacuums,
clothes and much more. 232 85th St., Holmes Beach.
ANNUAL STREET SALE, Saturday, Feb. 26, 9am-
2pm. Arts and crafts, white elephant, homemade
pies, Sloppy Joe's and hot dogs. Pines Trailer Park,
Bradenton Beach, near Bridge St. Fishing Pier.
GARAGE SALE, SATURDAY, Feb. 26, inside at
Ginny's Antiques and Art. 5600 Marina Drive.
Don't lave tlHe isli) a without
subscrilih7. Visit us at So05
Marina Drive, Island Sloppily
C5 1teu-. Holmes BHsle or cll
941-778-7978 to clhr, it -1 J iS
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FLEA MARKET, SATURDAY, Feb. 26, 8am-1pm.
Appliances, furniture, clothes, cabinets, sporting
equipment, jewelry, bikes, baked goods and more.
Palma Sola Harbour Condos, 9400 Cortez Rd. W. In-
ANNUAL SANDPIPER PARK raffle, bake sale,
sloppy Joe's, and dessert street sale. Saturday, Feb.
26, 9am-2pm. 2601 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach.
ESTATE YARD SALE, Saturday and Sunday, Feb.
26-27, 9am. Many old collectibles, rare Disney,
Harley, beer items, household items, neon sign. You
name it. 7607 18th Ave. NW, off 75th Street.
GARAGE SALE, SATURDAY, Feb. 26, 8am-2pm.
All kinds of stuff. Something for everyone. 403 75th
St., Holmes Beach.
SATURDAY FEB. 26, 9am-1pm. Lots of miscella-
neous. Something for everyone. Not cheap. Nothing
for children. 302 Tarpon St., Anna Maria.
SATURDAY, FEB. 26, 8am-noon. Washer/dryer,
coffee table and many household items. 11201
Longwood Court, Perico Island.
GARAGE SALE, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 25-26,
9am-lpm. Patio furniture, exercise bike, washer/
dryer, clothes, household items and more. 531 75th
St., Holmes Beach. No early birds.
Hi! I'm Marianne "
"' B i For any real estate needs
I am ready and anxious
to serve you. Call me at
Mike Norman Realty
2217 Gulf Drive North
Bradenton Beach, Florida 34217
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A U M SI S IO TS A B T n uMEN D
REAL ESTATE LICENSEE with great computer
skills is looking for full-time position as real estate
assistant or secretary. Phone 920-0046.
CHAPTERS ON THE ISLAND, Cafe-Bookshop
opening Tuesday, Feb. 29th. Good food. 8,000
books. We buy, sell, trade. 799-book.
FOUND PRESCRIPTION SUNGLASSES, Feb. 12,
500 block 69th St., Holmes Beach. 778-0256.
"CRITTER SITTER", five years in pet care, 21 years
as Island residents. Tender loving care for your pets,
with in-home visits. 778-6000.
FOUND IN ANNA MARIA, lost kitty. Gray tabby with
yellow mix. Female approximately one to two years
old. Very affectionate. Please call 779-0621.
LOST FROM THIRD Street South, Bradenton Beach.
"Satchmo", black kitty, white whiskers, white star, coat
medium length. Weight 14 Ibs. Reward. 778-6000.
1992 LINCOLN TOWNCAR, Cartier series. Moon roof,
76,000 miles. Excellent condition. $7,600. 778-6329.
1985 BUICK LESABRE wagon, one owner, V8 en-
gine, cold A/C, good tires, new battery. Great run-
ning car. $895. 778-4091.
OFFSHORE CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Glenn
Corder aboard Deep South. Half & full day. For in-
formation call 778-1203 or Mobile 713-5900.
SUNBIRD CORSAIR 19-ft. Bowrider. 115 Johnson
Ocean-runner. Little use, plus trailer as new. $8,999.
DON & KAREN SCHRODER, REALTORS
JUMP IN THE BAY...
of fish from your private I .
dock. Your new home's .....
open architecture provides a '' l,
endless views of passing ill| '
boats on Anna Maria
Sound. So, if you dream of
beautiful over-water sun- _ i_1 .
rises, drop anchor here
where there is a spacious greatroom, triple-sided fireplace, 2BR/
2BA and a den. The ground-level bonus room has air-condi-
tioned spaciousness for parties, workshop or storage. This home
is totally charming and in true move-in condition. Covered park-
ing for four cars. $357,500.
iS / AA GULFSTREAM
BOAT WASHING, compounding, hand waxing, hand
buffing, teak conditioning and refinishing. Complete
detailing, 30 years experience. Satisfaction guaran-
teed, fully insured. 794-8844.
YACHT CLEANING by Carleen. Detailing and wax-
ing. 20 years experience. Island resident, references.
VISIT HISTORIC EGMONT Key for great family fun,
by boat. We also offer fishing and diving charters.
Call Ocean Action at 794-5980.
ACE 1,000 lb. electric post-mounted davit, never
used. $500. 779-1145.
15-FT. ALUMINUM freshwater boat, 4.5 ft. wide, no
leaks, oars. $250. 778-0553.
AT THE DOCK HULL cleaning. For appointment call
S&W Hull Cleaning, 752-7014 or mobile 960-4305.
16-T. FIBERGLASS BASS boat, 1986, charger with
90 hp Mercury engine, power tilt and trim, stainless
steel propeller with trailer. Runs great. $2,250. 794-
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything
else in The Islander, 778-7978.
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 His-
torical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial
Library. Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or
3901 71st St. W., Bradenton, FL 34209
792-7373 Eves. 794-1253
Open Mon-Fri 9am-3pm
2 Bedroom / 2 Bath All electric
Come & See Us!
(941) 748-6300 Licensed Real Estate Broker
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. R38938
VIEW THE SUNSET in complete tranquillity from this fifth-
floor end unit. Offers 3BR/2B, crown molding, ceramic tile.
Gated golf course and tennis community conveniently located.
$97,500. Don Olmstead 729-3713. C43122
THIS IS NOT AN ORDINARY CONDOMINIUM 3BR/2B home
on private bayfront guarded Island. Peaceful view of lake and
preserve from enclosed lanai. $174,900. Bob and Penny Hall
KEY WEST STYLE HOME on deep water canal with new
private dock leading to the Manatee River. Greatroom with
working kitchen great for entertaining. Loft for separate office
or playroom. $279,500. John Koeck 722-9160. R43106
HISTORIC CORTEZ VILLAGE COTTAGE Relax on the pri-
vate 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
JUST LIKE NEW Beautiful 3BR end-unit in great Northwest
area. Blue Heron model with numerous upgrades. New en-
closed lanai. $129,900. Joanne Jenkins 795-3838. C43034
FAMILY HOME WITH A HEART This unique home is per-
fect for your growing needs. Features storybook playroom
with safe play equipment and privacy fence. $191,000. Jim
Sellars 798-3577. R38923
NORTHWEST HOME on 3/4 acre with beautiful trees. Over
2,600 sq.ft. of living area, fireplace, loads of charm.
$229,900. Sandy Drapala 794-3354 or Kathy Marcinko 252-
4400 Manate AveueWs iW't, B raent[n, Florg ~C] I~ida 34209
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SERVERS WANTED: Dining room and cocktail.
Good $$, full or part-time. Buccaneer Inn, 383-5565.
NURSES NEEDED, live in, Sat.-Sun. Guest house
available. Assist healthy lady with spinal injury.
Hoyer lift, travel opportunity. 383-6953.
POOL CONSTRUCTION APPRENTICE, learn from
a pro. If you have the ability to supervise, shovel,
read plans, clean filters, work flexible hours, be de-
pendable and trustworthy, fax resume or leave mes-
sage at 778-6587.
CSR/GENERAL OFFICE, light bookkeeping, filing
and basic computer skills. Insurance experience, but
will train for career opportunity. Fax resume and
salary requirements to 778-7071.
COOK FULL TIME, experience necessary. Ches's
Restaurant, Holmes Beach. Call or come by, 778-4949.
BURNS SECURITY, six security officers needed for
Bradenton and Longboat Key. 331-2500 for job in-
HURRICANE HANK'S LOOKING for a few good
people to join our team. We have openings for cooks
and waitstaff. For interview call 778-5788 or 778-2336.
BOAT SALES, long established dealer. Exclusive
position for proven closer. Unlimited $. Leave mes-
ROTTEN RALPH'S WANTS YOU. Positions are
open in the kitchen and on the floor. Be all you can
be, join our team today. Come in or call, 778-3953.
RELIABLE, EFFICIENT, part-time housekeeper
needed four days a week. Holiday Lodge. $8. hour.
Housekeeper also needed Sundays only, $8. hour.
Pleasant working environment. 383-3788.
Dishwasher/Prep Cook, apply Chez Andre, 5406 Ma-
rina Drive, Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach.
One of the biggest names
in mortgages is right in
your own backyard.
Hito aen you choose Chase you
are guaranteed by a variety
of products offered by one of the
nation's top mortgage lenders.
Plus, the knowledge of loan
officers like Ron Hayes who
are familiar with and dedicated
to your local community.
So, whatever your mortgage
needs fixed rate, adjustable rate, jumbo, govern-
ment, call Ron locally for a free consultation at
(941) 761-9808 (24 hours) or (800) 559-8025.
Monhatton Mortgage Corporation
26 Years of Professional Service
OPEN DAILY-802 GLADIOLUS-NEW 4BR/3BA GULFVIEW Up-
grades, extras, decks, 2,400 sq.ft. area and three-car garage/storage. $445,000.
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. New carpet & paint. $98,900.
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.
4503 Gulf Dr. LARGE IBR/IBA complete remodel. 1/2 block to Gulf.
LONGBOAT KEY CANALFRONT 2BR/1.5BA condo. Walk to beach
WATERFRONT 2BR/2BA, heated pool, tennis.
Call Lu for rates and schedules
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
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S E V S ER IE C e'Di
MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, mulching,
trimming, clean-up, edgings, and more. Hard-work-
ing and responsible. Excellent references. Edward
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.
HAVING A MAC ATTACK? Call for help with Mac or
PC. Training, internet, hardware selection and instal-
lation. Call Ed, 778-2553.
STUMP GRINDING by Brad Frederick. Fenced yard?
Not a problem! Prices start at $30. Small tree removal
also available 730-0001 or 749-5451.
LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Available
evening, weekend. For any computer needs-hard-
ware, software, network, commercial, private. Call
ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING removes un-
sightly black mildew, salt and dirt from house ex-
teriors, windows, roofs, gutters, driveways' ai'8
decks. Call 778-0944.
BANKRUPTCY $200, Divorce $150 to $200. Adoption,
corporations, modifications, power of attorney, name
change. Suncoast Paralegal Services 742-4788.
E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site: www.smithrealtors.com
NEW LISTING BAY VIEW 2BR/1.5BA immaculate
updated home with ceramic tile throughout, family
room, Florida room, huge utility room, 10 by 6.5 ft.
walk-in closet, workshop, fenced yard with tropical
landscaping, sprinkler system with irrigation meter
and open floor plan. $225,000. Call Carol Williams
I ,,. ... .
HOME WITH EFFICIENCY! This duplex is only one
house off the bay and within walking distance to beach
and shopping. Cozy older cottage, 2BR/1.5BA with Is-
land charm. Greatroom with fireplace can double as
efficiency apartment. $138,000. Visit us at
www.dialtheduncans.net or call Judy or Darcie Duncan
DUPLEX YOUR INCOME with this 2/1, 1/1 duplex that
is just a short walk to the beach. Each side has a spa-
cious vinyl enclosed porch. Two-bedroom side has
ceramic tile floor, carport and 10 by 10 ft. storage room.
Large lot with several citrus trees and tropical plants.
$218,000. Call Zee Catanese 794-8991 eves.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
Nous parlons francais
Mit uns koennen Sie deutsch reden
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVENDAYS WEEK MLS 02 1i
IN-HOME COMPUTER tutor. I teach more about
your computer than you can learn in any classroom.
Certified teacher. 383-5372.
PIANO, KEYBOARD LESSONS by professional pia-
nist. 25 years experience. All ages, all styles. Gentle
teaching approach. Affordable prices. Call Larissa,
INCOME TAX SERVICE, more than 30 years expe-
rience. Ohio and Michigan our specialty. Call Pat at
Kenny Tax Service, 761-8156.
SPRING CLEANING SPECIAL, homes, busi-
nesses, mobile homes, and RVs. Pressure clean-
ing all exteriors and roofs. Roof coating: clean,
caulk and coat. Yards: mow, edge, weeding, trim-
ming and planting. We do windows also. So hurry
and call now, 794-2099.
DOMESTIC AFFAIRS, RESIDENTIAL cleaning.
Neurotic attention to detail. Clean-ups, clean-outs.
Any cleaning you need. References. 798-3139,
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE Resi-
dential/commercial, full-service maintenance, land-
scaping installation, clean-ups, tree trimming, ponds,
native plants, butterfly gardens. Excellent references.
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 778-2581 or 713-0676.
PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and instal-
lation. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and trees. Ir-
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room. Screened porch and sun
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only two blocks from the Gulf.
HOLMES BEACH A wrap-around
sun deck overlooking pool area
enhances this 2BR/2BA elevated
home. Breakfast bar, tile floors,
sun deck and flowing floor plan just
add to the amenities. $225,000.
ISLAND TRIPLEX Only steps to the beach
makes this property desirable. Two 2BR/1BA and
one studio apartmetn and at two-car garage.
Great investment! $325,000. IB00912.
PALMA SOLA WOODS 3BR/2BA home on
quiet cul-de-sac. Open and spacious, cathe-
dral ceiling, huge lanai, fenced yard, two-car
garage and only 10 minutes from the beach.
SPANISH PARK Fantastic 3BR/2BA home in
immaculate condition with new tile and carpet-
ing, large lanai, tile roof, two-car garage. Close
to schools, hospital and shopping makes this
home a must see! $124,900. IB42966
ANNA MARIA Elevated canalfront
3BR/3BA home. Across from the bay.
Light and bright with view down canal
from two decks. $345,000. IB39198.
KEY ROYALE Easy access to the bay
from this updated, 2BR/2BA, canalfront
home with heated pool and fruit trees.
Turnkey furnished. $259,000. IB42365
TROPICAL HORIZONS Four Gulffront
units being sold as one investment prop-
erty. Large, bright and turkey furnished
2BR/2BA condos with glassed in balco-
nies and great views. Pool. Excellent
rental history. $880,000. IB42617
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exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Dan or Bill 795-5100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. In-house plan designs. State licensed
and insured. Many Island references. 778-2993. Lic#
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vi-
nyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. Thirty-three year Island resident. Call Jim
Bickal at 778-1730.
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free
estimates, no overtime charges. (FL#RF0038118)
778-3924 or 778-4461.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodel-
ing, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths.
Free estimates. Lic#RC0045125, #RG0058589,
#PE0020374. Insured. Call 720-0794.
CARL V. JOHNSON JR. Building Contractor. New
homes, renovations, additions and design service.
Free estimates and fair prices. Time and materials
or contract. Let me save you $$$. Lic#RR0066450.
PAINTING, STAINING, VARNISHING. Decks, inte-
rior and exterior, 35 years experience, 30-year resi-
dent. Your satisfaction is guaranteed. 794-8844.
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. Licensed and in-
sured. Phone 778-1610 or 778-5193.
GRIFFITHS' ISLAND PAINT/paper services: Interior/
exterior painting, pressure washing and wallpaper.
For prompt, reliable service at reasonable rates call
Kevin at 778-2996. Husband/wife team.
CUSTOM TILE DESIGN, installed floor tile,
countertops and backsplashes. Fancy for the price of
plain. Call Terry or Greg at 795-4995.
WATERFRONT RENTALS with dock. Seasonal/an-
nual, furnished/unfurnished. Owner operated. Beau-
tiful views, no pets. Prices from $350 week, $800
ANNUAL RENTALS, SEVERAL to choose from. Big
ones, small ones and one just right for you. Mike
Norman Realty, 778-6696.
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 pur-
chase price of $18,500 at closing. 778-4523 or 800-
VACATION RENTALS 2BR apartments across form
beautiful beach $450 per week. Winter dates still
available. Almost Beach Apartments 778-2374.
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.
NEWLY REMODELED office/shop space, approxi-
mately 750 sq. ft. on busy Pine Ave., Anna Maria
City. $535. Ample parking. 795-5225.
WINTER 2001! 200 feet to beach. Spacious 1BR
cottage. Private, clean, quiet, near pier. Includes
washer/dryer. Four months only $5,000, 778-8571.
ANNUAL RENTAL WANTED, Anna Maria or Holmes
Beach. Close to beach, 1 or 2BR. Couple, non smok-
ers, no pets. 778-1496.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA WATERFRONT, furnished villa.
Fantastic view, and good fishing from dock. $800
month. Call Steve, 778-1960 or email@example.com.
HOLMES BEACH CANALFRONT home, furnished
2BR/2BA, garage, dock, laundry. Available 4/1 11/
30. Many extras. $1,600 per month, $550 per week.
BEACH COTTAGE APARTMENT rental. 104 7th St.
South, in Bradenton Beach. $600 month. Across from
beach, available immediately. Call Russell at 954-
1718 or 387-4530.
LOVELY APARTMENT AVAILABLE in March.
Charming interior, 2BR/1BA fully furnished on Anna
Maria Gulf beach. No pets. 778-3143.
ANNUAL RENTALS. 2BR/2BA condo, pool and ten-
nis, $1,000 month. 2BR/2BA condo, pool, $850
month. 1BR/1 BA condo, canal, Jacuzzi, $650 month.
2BR/2BA condo, canal, pool and tennis, $850 month.
2BR/1BA home, bayview, $950 month. 3BR/2BA
home, Bay Lakes, $1,227 month. Old Florida Realty
AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY, Holmes Beach canal
front, 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
SURF SIDE 2BR/1BA. Annual, $900 per month plus
security deposit. Available now. 792-2779.
NEWLY REMODELED 1BR, unfurnished, two blocks
from beach. Annual lease. Call 727-466-0666.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND paradise, 3BR/2.5BA canal
home. Heated pool, close to beach. $3,500 month,
$1,000 week. Available April 1. 800-223-4472.
ANNUAL EFFICIENCY APARTMENT, Holmes
Beach. Tile, new carpet, no pets. $400 month, first,
last, security. Fran Maxon Real Estate, 778-2307.
BEACH MOBILE. SENIORS. Sleeps three. March
$1,190. Two months $1,150 each. Weekly $550, two
week minimum. 941-778-4181. E-
SEASONAL/MONTHLY AVAILABLE after May 1,
2000. 2BR/1BA, two blocks to Gulf beaches. 778-
WANTED TO RENT, year 2001, 1 or 2/BR condo or
home on Anna Maria Island north of Manatee Ave.
Approximately Jan. 9 to Feb. 9. Non-smoking, non-
drinking senior citizens. 383-1316.
VERY CUTE 1 BR/1 BA with Gulffront private beach.
Turnkey. Walk to shopping. Best sunsets on the is-
land. $350 week, $900 month. 778-1086.
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tacular Gulfview and private beach. Washer/dryer,
cathedral ceilings, skylight, sleeps seven. $650 week,
$1,900 month. 778-1086.
FISHERMAN'S PARADISE, FURNISHED 1BR/1BA
apartment located at marina. Peaceful, clean, com-
fortable, seasonal, annual. No pets. Boat space avail-
ANNUAL RENTAL, Holmes Beach. 2BR/1BA, pos-
sible third bedroom or study. Garage. Recently re-
decorated. $800 month. 312 64th St. 778-2036.
ANNUAL RENTAL AVAILABLE mid March, 2BR/
1 BA, cathedral ceilings, tiled throughout. Two blocks
from beach, washer/dryer. $700 month. Call 778-
0714 or 252-2453.
SEASONAL RENTAL, CLEAN 1BR/1BA duplex,
Holmes Beach. $1,195 month, available March 1st.
779-9178 or 713-1367.
PANORAMIC HIDEAWAY, first floor fully furnished
one and 2BR apartments available. Part of March
and April. Also some next season. 778-7107.
GULFFRONT LOT, dead-end street, one of a kind!
There are no more like this. $399,000, 778-4523 or
BAYFRONT! FANTASTIC rental properties located
directly on the Intracoastal/bay with Gulf view. This
property includes a 3BR/2BA elevated home with
wood floors, fireplace, cathedral ceilings, Jacuzzi and
two boat docks. Also 2BR/2BA ground-level house
with large bedrooms and two 1BR apartments. All
homes and apartments have panoramic view of bay.
Great-for-investment or family estate. Call Deborah
Thrasher or John Hines, Wedebrock Real Estate Co.,
383-554,39- /78-3395 eves.
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.
CONDO ON THE Gulf. 2BR/2BA, heated pool, ten-
nis courts. $198,000. 956-447-3869.
WATER ACCESS, EXCEPTIONAL setting, 2BR/
1.5BA. North end Crescent Ave. New appliances,
new heat/air. Double lot, great neighborhood.
$210,000 by owner. 779-0016.
BY OWNER, WATERFRONT condo, Flamingo Cay.
Fabulous 2BR/2BA with great views. New custom tile
and carpet. All appliances stay including washer/
dryer. Heated pool, tennis, boat dock included.
$129,000. Call Greg or Terry at 795-4995.
FIFTY FEET of Gulf beach with cottage on North
Shore, Anna Maria. Principals only call 941-779-
9233. Leave message, owners will respond.
PALMA SOLA BOULEVARD bayfront Mediterranean
on two lots. 6BR/5.5BA, 6,500 +/- sq. ft. living. 9,300
total sq. ft. Six-car garage, triple pool, three stories
with glass elevator. 24K gold fixtures, lots of marble,
three-zone air/heat. Magnificent. $990,000 or best
offer. Terms by owner, 941-795-4432.
NEW ON MARKET, beautiful 2BR/2BA canal home,
updated. 517 70th St. $243,000. Won't last long. 778-
4588 to see.
CANAL FRONT, 3BR/3BA near the beach in Anna
Maria. 75 by 148 lot, upgraded, in move-in condition.
$279,000. Owner, 941-778-7765.
CANALFRONT HOME, Key Royale. Pool, 15,000 Ib.
lift, 3BR/2BA, two-car garage. All new appliances,
baths, kitchen, carpet, tile, windows, doors, sea wall and
dock. $329,000. Call 941-915-2432 or 941-545-6821.
LIFE CHANGING LOCATION. Drive less, live more
in this charming 3BR/3BA Florida home, seconds
from the beach with views of the Gulf. Shopping, res-
taurants and all the amenities of Longboat Key. Plan
to see! Complete furnishing by Anne Folsom Smith
Interior Designs. Conrad Beach, 387-9595. 7040
Firehouse Road. $650,000.
TWO YEARS FROM now this neighborhood will be
even more desirable and expensive, so see this
charming Florida beach home today. Seconds from
the beach with views and 3BR/3BA at $475,000.
Delay not a minute. Conrad Beach, 387-9595. 7002
FOR SALE BY owner, beautiful 2BR/2BA condo on
the beach. La Costa Condo. Call 618-466-6379.
GULFFRONT CONDO 2BR/2BA, garage, eat-in
kitchen, spacious rooms, lovely view, first level cor-
ner unit. Pool, tennis, clubhouse. Building in great
shape. $239,000. Open house Sunday, Feb. 27 from
1-3pm. For more information call Yvonne Higgins at
Wagner Realty, 720-3879.
OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY and Sunday, 1-4pm.
232 South Harbor Drive. Magnificent sunrises,
breathtaking view of Tampa Bay and Skyway Bridge.
Recently built bayfront home can be either two (2BR/1
2BA) duplexes or a 4BR/4BA single-family residence.
Open floor plan, amenities are identical on both lev-
els. Luxury features throughout. Elevator takes you,
from ground-level indoor pool/Jacuzzi to both floors'
above. This nicely landscaped residence includes:
deep-water dock and davits. Truly a must see. Re-'
duced to $685,000. Call John Zirzow, 778-9171 ori
Sand Pebble Realty, 753-1620.
DIRECT BEACHFRONTi 1 BR/1 BA condo. Enjoy fan-
tastic sunsets from this third floor unit. This turn-key,
furnished unit includes a screened lanai with storm |
shutters, extra storage, heated pool, tennis, secured:
entry and on-site manager. $192,500. Rich Bohnen-!
berger Realty, 778-0355.
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JUST LISTED, THIS two-story 2BR/1.5BA home is
located in the beach block. Wood paneling, parquet
floors, fireplace and patio. Just a short walk to the
beach. Possible owner financing. $239,000. Rich
Bohnenberger Realty, 778-0355.
VISTA AT PALM AIRE, 2BR/2BA condo, 1.5 car
garage, heated pool, clubhouse. Priced to sell at
$94,500. Rich Bohnenberger Realty, 778-0355.
BY OWNER, WEST Bay Point and Moorings. Ground
level, tiled floors, many additional extras. Excellent con-
dition. Furnished or unfurnished. 778-1827.
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HOLMES BEACH CUSTOM built home. 2BR/2BA,
red oak floors, fireplace, deeded boat dock. This is a
must see, no drive by. Owner financing available.
Price reduced, now $289,000. Rich Bohnenberger
NAKOMIS, WEST OF the Trail, this well-maintained
3BR/2BA home is located close to shopping and the
More Island news
than any other source.
THIS IS IT! One-half acre of land on
prestigious Palm Sola Blvd. and a
meticulously maintained historic man-
sion with 4,000 plus sq. ft. of luxury
living. This is a rare opportunity to own
a piece of history and to live in one of
the finest homes in the area. Shown by
qualified appointment only. $985,000.
Call Dennis Rauschl 778-4800. Eves.
DIRECT GULFFRONT 1BR/1 BA each
floor. To be sold with adjoining property
which is a 3BR/2BA home. Total of 80
by 100 ft. Gulffront, zoned C-2. Presently
rented seasonally, turnkey furnished.
$850,000. Lynn Hostetler 778-4800.
GREAT HOUSE on Bimini Bay with
view of Tampa Bay and Sunshine Sky-
way Bridge. Water views from every
room. New pool and patio. 12,000 Ib.
boat lift. $895,000. Dennis Rauschl
778-4800. Eves 730-3619. MLS43147
RARE ELEVATED DUPLEX Just
across the street to Gulf beaches.
2BR/2BA with washer and dryer hook-
ups. Parking and storage under build-
ing. $199,900. Ed Oliveira 778-4800.
MLS42809. Eves. 778-1751.
ISLAND HOME Don't dream a dream,
buy one! Enjoy the Island lifestyle. Walk
to beach and bay. 2BR/1BA Island cot-
tage with large enclosed porch.
$164,900. Dick Maher/Dave Jones 778-
PRICED RIGHT Rare 2BR/2BA corner
unit at ground level with pool view.
Turnkey furnished and well maintained
Gulf to bay community with heated
pool. $124,900. Ed Oliveira 778-4800.
Eves. 778-1751. MLS42800
DUPLEX LOT Rare duplex lot west of
Gulf Drive. Lot size 100 by 100 ft., one
block to beach and located in
Guiterrez subdivision. Walk to shops,
restaurants and beach. Call lister for
details. $159,900. Ed Oliveira 778-
4800, 778-1751 eves. MLS41633
bay. Priced to sell at $125,000. For details call Rich
Bohnenberger Realty, 778-0355.
FOR SALE BY BUILDER, new home under construction
on Bradenton Beach. 1440 sq. ft., 3BR/2BA, two-car
garage, two blocks from beach on quiet dead-end
street. $210,000. Days 920-9631, evenings and week-
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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. Reduced to $279,000.
WELL BUILT ELEVATED HOME on
two large canalfront lots on the north end
of Anna Maria. Unlriited potential here
to expand or knockdown for two great
canalfront lots. 228 ft. on the water. This
one won't last! Reduced to $319,500.
CANALFRONT LOT walk to the beach
from your new home built on this large
lot in Anna Maria City! 75 by 140 ft. with
seawall, no bridges with direct bay
access. Build your dream home here!
Offered at $149,000.
JUST LISTED! This great income prop-
erty close to the Gulf is in a convenient
Holmes Beach location. 2BR/2BA each
side updated in great condition. Don't
miss this one priced at just $169,000.
NORTH END OF ISLAND This immacu-
late home is just steps to the bay, 2BR/
2BA on nice size lot. Large Florida room,
eat-in kitchen and garage are just a few
of this home's many inviting features.
Offered at $179,000.
Call Ken Jackson at 778-6986
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Turnkey furnished with new tile, carpet and
A/C. Complex features pool, tennis court
and miles of wide walking beach! $419,000.
BUYER'S LOSS is your gain! Island gem
- beautifully updated, 2BR/2BA home with
open floor plan, lanai, caged pool area with
lush landscaping, two decks and steps to
Realtor Multimillion Dollar Producer
OPEN WATER CANAL HOME! Stunning
3BR/2.5BA home at end of canal overlooking
Bimini Bay. The open floor plan allows spectacu-
lar views from lanai, pool, spa and bay beyond.
Boat dock with lift and davits. $439,950.
PRISTINE CONTEMPORARY Anna
Maria home on deep canal with no bridges
to Bay. Vaulted ceilings, clerestory windows,
hardwood floors, 3BR, loft, two full-baths
and two half-baths. $699,000.
CANALFRONT LOT in Anna Maria with
boat dock with lift and davits. Large 60 by
110 ft. lot is perfect for your dream home!
Rebecca Samler Marilyn Trevethan
Realtor Multimillion Dollar Producer Realtor Multimillion Dollar Producer
HISTORIC ISLAND CANALFRONT
beach home! 4BR/3.5BA lovingly pre-
served with high beamed ceilings, fireplace,
French doors. Dock winds through natural
mangroves to deep'-water canal. $449,000.
SPECTACULAR SWEEPING views of Tampa
Bay from everywhere! Open floor plan with ex-
ceptional design features gourmet kitchen, 1,200
sq. ft. of decking, spacious main bedroom with
luxury bath. Option on adjacent lot. $539,000.
SPACIOUS SPANISH-style Island home with
barrel-tile roof, two-car garage and circular drive.
3BR/2BA with boat slip included, tropical fruit
trees in yard. Bring your imagination results
could be a real showplace! $219,000.
Realtor Multimillion Dollar Producer
BEST OF ALL worlds in paradise! Play golf
across the street, dock your boat in the backyard,
swim in your pool! Plus greatroom with separate
dining area, den/library. lighted gallery walk,
screened lanai and great master suite. $675,000.
BRADENTON'S NEWEST COMMUNITY
on Perico Island! Close to Gulf beaches! Sunny
3BR/2BA with two-car garage, pool and spa
overlooking pond and fountain with many wild
birds. Open family room and kitchen. $229,900.
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OWN EIGHT RENTAL units in one build-
ing! Two offices, five garage-storage units
and one residential apartment on main street
location in Anna Maria. $294,500.
6101 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach 941-778-6066 1-800-865-0800 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
BIG BAY VIEWS! Anna Maria lot close to
resident walkway to beach and short walk to
shopping area. Build your Island home on
this corner lot! $159,000.
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GROOVY KIND OF LOVE
BY BILL ZAIS / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ
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