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Skimming the news ... Little League baseball action takes off on page 23.


SI Anna Maria


Islander


Rare white pelicans visit AMI.


"The Best News on Anna Maria Island"


ISLANDER


Volume 8, no. 16, March 1, 2000 FREE


Anna Maria


City Pier


reopens


Monday
By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
SFree at last.
The chains and gate keeping Anna
Maria's city pier from the rest of the
world are coming down March 6.
The newly elected mayor and com-
missioners had been on the job less than
an hour Feb. 22 when the subject of the
pier was broached.
There was applause from the audi-
ence when Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh
opened the discussion. Some would say
the city pier is to Anna Maria what the
Eiffel tower is to Paris. The historic
landmark is at the heart of the commu-
nity and folks are ecstatic it will be open
soon.
Saying the pier was unsafe, former
Mayor Chuck Shumard closed it in De-
cember.
At Shumard's invitation, a represen-
tative from the city's insurance com-
pany, the Florida League of Cities, vis-
ited the pier and also deemed it unsafe.
Deffenbaugh said he spoke with a
representative from the city's insurance
company and he's made arrangements
for the pier to be opened following
emergency repairs.
Without knowing what the cost of
repairs will be, commissioners approved
work which began last week. Repairs
include filling in around the base of the
pier, resetting nail heads, nailing loose
decking, replacing loose kick boards
and pressure washing the surface.
The pier will only be opened to the
"T end," where the former restaurant
and rest rooms are located. The rest
rooms will not be opened.
The former commission stalled the
project by going out to bid not knowing
what needed to be fixed. The bid process
was botched, adding to the delay in fix-
ing the pier.
"We need to know what we need
fixed before asking for bids,"
Deffenbaugh said.
In order to proceed with major re-
pairs, commissioners awarded a contract
to Jim Taylor of Taylor-Made Marine
Construction. According to the pro-
posal. Taylor will charge the city $2,000
to inspect each of the pilings, identify
pilings replaced in recent years and de-
scribe the condition of each.
He will also design and draft plans
for areas determined to be replaced.
PLEASE SEE PIER, PAGE 4


Seagulls to be evicted from city pier
Contractor Gary Oberhofer, left, and son Greg inspect and mark decking boards in need of replacement at the Anna Maria
City Pier. The structure will also get pressure washed in preparation fbr the grand re-opening March 7. The pier has been a
habitat for seagulls and pelicans since it was closed in December, hence the need for the scrubbing. Anna Maria Commis-
sioner Bob Barlow, pictured at right, said, "We have the smartest birds on Florida's west coast." He said he hung caution
tape to cordon them off "and not one bird tried to cross over. Islander Photo: Susan Kesselring



Anna Maria to amend booze law


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
Steve Barnes, owner of the Water-
front Restaurant with wife Vivienne, is
anxious to see Anna Maria's alcohol
ordinance amended in time for him to
profit from tourist dollars that will soon
migrate north.
City officials are doing their best to
oblige him as well as the owners of Sign
of the Mermaid restaurant, but first they
must work out a few kinks.
In a non-binding referendum Feb. 8,
72 percent of voters supported a change
to the city's alcohol ordinance. They
voted to allow licensed restaurants to
sell beer and wine to customers so long
as 60 percent of their revenue is derived
from food sales.
The 60/40 rule would negate the
city's distance requirement which man-
dates restaurants coming into existence
after 1987 to be at least 2,500 feet from
another restaurant where alcohol is sold,


'We simply can't

do it any sooner

than four weeks.'
Mayor Gary
Deffenbaugh


or 2,500 feet from a church.
The intent of the distance require-
ment is to limit the number of bars open-
ing in the city. Even though the state is-
sues the licenses, cities can put up road
blocks to discourage prospective busi-
nesses from serving alcohol.
At the its Feb. 22 meeting, the com-
mission discussed a rough draft of an
ordinance submitted by City Attorney
Bob Hendrickson at the request of
Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh.
In the Feb. 18 letter, Hendrickson
stated he needs direction from the com-
mission on providing a penalty provi-
sion if the 60/40 rule is not complied
with, and whether accounting should be
made on a bi-monthly, monthly, quar-
terly or annual basis.
An alternative to providing a pen-
alty would be for the city to consider
creation of a special-use permit process
for restaurants that qualify for the ex-
emption, he stated.
The ordinance would then be placed
under the city's land development regula-
tions section. Violations of the land devel-
opment code are handled by the code en-
forcement board.
Hendrickson also stated he would
need to research the legality of prohib-
iting stand-up bars in restaurants quali-
fying for the exemption should the com-
mission want to include this provision in


the ordinance.
Deffenbaugh recommended tabling
the issue because the attorney was un-
able to attend the meeting to give feed-
back to the commissioners.
Deffenbaugh said. "We have to give
notice and have two readings."
The issue is expected to be dis-
cussed at a work session at city hall at
7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 9.



Happenligs

Islander to host
candidates' forum
The Islander will sponsor a
forum for Holmes Beach politi-
cal candidates on Thursday,
March 2, at Holmes Beach City
Hall, 5801 Marina Drive.
Voters can meet and mingle
with candidates at 6:30 p.m. The
forum begins at 7 p.m. The pub-
lic may submit questions in writ-
ing on forms provided by the
newspaper prior to the beginning
of the forum. Following candi-
dates' remarks, forum moderator
Publisher Bonner Futch will di-
rect audience questions to the
candidates.


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PAGE 2 0 MARCH 1, 2000 M THE ISLANDER


Holmes Beach commission candidates speak out


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach voters will go to the polls on March
14 to vote for two commissioners. Mayor Carol
Whitmore was automatically returned to office for lack
of a challenger and will serve two more years.
Joan Perry is vying for a seat on the commission
along with incumbents Sandy Haas-Martens and Roger
Lutz. The two candidates with the highest number of
votes will each serve two-year terms.
The following are profiles of each candidate, their
civic and community activities, their responses to a
question posed by The Islander and a view of their ac-
complishments.

Sandra Haas-Martens
Commissioner Sandy Haas-Martens, 53, has
served on the board for the past two years and is
seeking a second term.
Haas-Martens was an Island banker for 28 years
and served as vice president and branch manger at
First City Federal and later
at First of America. She
retired in 1995.
From 1992 to 1998,
she served as a commis-
sioner for the Anna Maria
Fire District. During her '
six years on that board she
was both chairman and
vice chairman, as well as
treasurer of the Manatee as-Martens
Haas-Martens
County Fire Commis-
sioner's Association.
She served as treasurer of Island Rescue and the
district's fire volunteers for six years, on the city's
Equity Study Committee for two years and as a di-
rector of the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce for two years and president for one year.
Haas-Martens is secretary/treasurer and a board
member of the Seaside Gardens Civic Association,
a board member of the Manatee County 4-H Foun-
dation and a member of the Anna Maria Power
Squadron.
Her duties as a commissioner for the city have
included serving as liason for the commission to the
Manasota League of Cities, Island chamber of com-
merce, Anna Maria Island Community Center,
Manatee County Commission shores and beaches
committee and the Sarasota Bay National Estuary
Program.

Q: What is your vision for the Holmes Beach
Park?
A: I envision it to be a community meeting place
and a place where children and adults can play base-
ball, basketball and soccer in an area safe from traf-
fic.
The current commission has approved the con-
cept of a pavilion but not the design. I picture a ce-
ment slab with columns, a roof, ceiling fans, picnic
tables and park-style benches. I don't have a prob-
lem with having movable walls or rest rooms, but I'd
like to see the design first.
People can come to the pavilion to relax and en-
joy our gorgeous weather. It can be a staging area for
art shows, cultural events, fundraisers and sports
events for the community.
The butterfly garden by the library is also a part
of the plan. People can go the library and get books
and take them to the garden or the pavilion to read
or just enjoy the beauty of the garden.

Q: What have been the major accomplishments
of the commission since you've been a member?
A: I think the most important thing is that we all
work together. We agree to disagree but we don't
take it personally. There are no personal agendas.
We listen to the citizens and try to represent all of
them.
We have been very frugal. We're very well in-
formed by the mayor and we know as a commission
what's going on. We work well with other local gov-
ernments.
One concrete example of an accomplishment is
that we got the 63rd Street boat ramp back to a park-
like setting. We resolved the parking problem, erected
speed limit signs and restored the landscaping.


Roger Lutz
Roger Lutz, 51, was first elected to the board in
1998 and has served as its chairman for the past two
years.


Lutz is a trial lawyer
Webb, Partridge and Bobo
in Sarasota. He and his
wife Linda have an 11-
year-old daughter Eliza-
beth.


Lutz
bachelor's
Marshall


received a
degree from
University in


with the firm of Lutz,


West Virginia and a law .-'
degree from the University
of Mississippi. Lutz
His principal areas of
practice are commercial litigation, medical malprac-
tice, product liability, personal injury and wrongful
death and he has had extensive experience as the
trial counsel in complex litigation matters in the
aforementioned areas.
Lutz served as director, regional managing part-
ner and regional chief of litigation for a 300-mem-
ber law firm and as both chief assistant public de-
fender and first assistant state attorney for the
Twelfth Judicial Circuit of Florida.
He has lectured extensively at seminars and pro-
grams on medical malpractice, product liability and
legal matters. He was appointed to the Florida Board
of Medicine in 1981 and elected to a three-year term
on the Federation of State Medical Boards of the
United States in 1985.
Lutz's city commission liaison duties include the
Parks and Beautification Advisory Board, Keep
Manatee Beautiful and the planning commission.
Prior to being elected to the city commission, he
served on the city's code enforcement board for two
years.

Q: Where should the city focus its beautification
efforts and should it develop a beautification mas-
ter plan?
A: Absolutely. The city needs a master plan.
Currently the beautification committee and the city
hall architect are working on a master plan for the
city park, which we hope to see soon.
In the past year the city and the beautification
committee have focused efforts on city-owned land
including the rights of way and traffic islands. We
are trying to tie the city together with the use of
things like street lamps, street signs and welcome
'signs.
In the next year I believe the city should focus
its efforts on seeing that the zoning code is enforced
and do everything it can to see that residential and
commercial property owners comply with the laws.
In fact, the commission invited the code enforcement
officer to speak to it about that very issue last week.
With regard to private property, commissioners
can't go cracking the whip on people. The power is
delegated to the code enforcement board and the
code enforcement officer. It's not our job to get in-
volved in individual cases and it would be a mistake
for us to interfere with the process.

Q: What have been the major accomplishments
of the commission since you've been a member?
A: Commissioners are civil and polite to each
other and their constituents. The city is operating in
a more sensible and business-like manner. Commis-
sioners are not squandering the city's money on law-
suits that they can't win and are not squabbling over
issues like pigs and chickens.
I can give you 50 examples of things that have
been done to improve the appearance of the city and
make it more livable. For example:
We started an adopt-an-island program for the
city's traffic islands and the islands and the city's
rights of way are prettier and better kept than two
years ago.
Numerous unnecessary street signs, traffic bar-
ricades and deteriorating signs have been removed.
The Gateway to Holmes Beach Project initi-
ated by the beautification committee will start any
day and it will improve the appearance of our front
door to the rest of the world.


Joan Perry
Joan Perry and husband Jerry moved to Holmes
Beach five years ago from Kentucky. They are the par-
ents of three grown children.
Perry earned her undergraduate degree in En-
glish from the College of
William and Mary and a
master's degree in coun-
seling psychology from
the University of Pitts-
burgh. She was a teacher
and school counselor prior
to beginning her family.
While raising her chil-
dren, Perry was active in
local, regional and state Perry
government programs in-
cluding drug education, home meal delivery, conser-
vation, recycling, water review and economic plan-
ning and development. For eight years she served as
a county deputy judge/executive, which is similar to
a county manager.
As a Holmes Beach resident she has been in-
volved in local, regional and state issues, including
opposition to the Palma Sola Estuary and Perico
Island developments. She serves on the city's code
enforcement board and is chairman of the Island
Flood Mitigation Committee.
Perry is a vice president of the Holmes Beach
Civic Association and is a member of the Friends of
the Island Library, Save Anna Maria, Sierra Club
and League of Women Voters. She is an adult leader
of All Island Youth and is a participant in the food
closet project of Christ Episcopal Church in
Bradenton.

Q: What should the Island cities do in response to
the proposed 864-unit development on Perico Island?
A: When you have a development of this magni-
tude, no adjoining government should take it lightly.
Island officials can't just say they don't like it. They
have to take some action and they need to be informed
in order to respond. They should be looking into
Bradenton's comprehensive plan.
The policy of the Florida Department of Commu-
nity Affairs is to discourage development in coastal
high hazard zones. However, local authorities make
political decisions based on monetary concerns and the
concept of the public good is lost.
The development will have a terrific impact on
evacuation and I don't think we should be allowing
development in evacuation zones. The government's
first and foremost concerns should be the health and
safety of its citizens. Many times we have a shot at
knowing when a hurricane is coming our way, but
when those storms get into the Gulf, they're unpredict-
able.
This whole area is dependent on the fish, the wild-
life and the beaches because it's a resort community.
The impacts of the proposed development would result
in the devastation of a very lovely area that the City of
Bradenton should protect.
The whole island probably should have never been
developed. We can't undo what's been done, but we
don't have to repeat our mistakes.

Q. Since you have been attending and speaking out
at city commission meetings fr many years, what do
you feel you have accomplished?
A: Local government is the area where people are
most likely to affect change. If you are living in a com-
munity and believe in a democratic society, you need
to be informed.
One area the commission has addressed because of
nudging from me and others is stormwater drainage. I
have forced them to examine some issues they might
not have looked at such as rights of way and special
master ordinances.
However, commissioners don't seem to hold spe-
cial meetings on issues that interest the public such as
the cable television and solid waste franchises. It may
be convenient for commissioners but it's not conducive
to dialog or a real study of the issues.
There is little discussion at the work sessions be-
cause people are so tired after sitting through the regu-
lar meetings. I propose separating the meetings from
work sessions because it would be less confusing to the
public.


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It was standing room
only again, but a
welcome sight. A
large enthusiastic
'F crowd offolks showed
up at Anna Maria City
Hall to witness the
Feb. 22 swearing in of
new commissioners
and the mayor by
Manatee County
Supervisor of Elec-
tions Bob Sweat. The
ceremony was
followed by refresh-
ments and a meeting.
Islander Photos:
Bonner Futch




Sworn in Anna Maria officials settle in


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
Surrounded by well wishers at a bustling city hall,
Anna Maria's four newly elected commissioners
pledged their oath of office Feb. 22.
Then they joined Commissioner Doug Wolfe at the
dais and got down to business.
Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh and commissioners Bob
Barlow, Jay Hill and Tom Skoloda were sworn in by
Manatee County Supervisor of Elections Bob Sweat.
For the occasion, two vases of flowers courtesy of
Waste Management adorned a table with platters of
cookies and assorted refreshments donated by the
mayor, his wife Elaine and other residents.
Those people who turned out for more than the
pomp and circumstance didn't leave disappointed. Of
the many items on agenda for the meeting that fol-
lowed, the commission took action on the city pier, the
proposed alcohol ordinance and the canceled drainage
project.
Deffenbaugh announced his choice for vice mayor
to be Barlow. His responsibilities will be to conduct


meetings and carry out the mayor's duties if
Deffenbaugh is absent.
Deffebaugh proceeded quickly to fulfill his cam-
paign promise to separate the city's building and pub-
lic work departments. Anne Beck, formerly an admin-
istrative assistant in the building and public works de-
partment, was appointed to be the city's new public
works director.
Former director Phil Charnock will remain as the
city's building official.
Deffenbaugh said he hasn't yet determined a sal-
ary range for Beck, who has worked for the city for
nine years.
The mayor also made Beck interim city clerk un-
til a city clerk is appointed. Resumes for the position
are being accepted at city hall. Former City Clerk Laura
Vogel resigned Feb. 22 after spending nine months in
the position.
Another immediate change includes a switch in
meeting nights to the second and fourth Thursday each
month. Deffenbaugh said this way The Islander would
be able to publish the upcoming agenda and keep resi-


THE ISLANDER 0 MARCH 1, 2000 0 PAGE 3

Meetings


Anna Maria City
3/2, 7:30 p.m., Commission work session canceled.
3/9, 7:30 p.m., Commission work session.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
778-0781.

Bradenton Beach
3/2, 7 p.m., Commission meeting. Agenda: first read-
ing on Time-Warner franchise contract, first reading on
vehicle impound ordinance, first of two public hearings
on partial street vacation at 2519 Gulf Drive, discussion
on Bridge Street area streetlights, approval of drainage
report, approval of pier piling survey contract, banner
request, license approval to locate dock at city property
at 110 12th St. S, and public comments.
3/3, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Commission work session on
city pier maintenance.
3/3, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Commission work session on
city pier lease.
3/8, 6:30 p.m., Planning and Zoning Board.
3/9, 6:30 p.m., Board of Adjustment.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
3/2, 6:30 p.m., Meet the candidates followed by a can-
didate forum at 7 p.m., hosted by The Islander.
3/7, 7 p.m., Commission meeting followed by work
session.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Of Interest
3/8, 10 a.m., Island Emergency Operations Center
meeting.
Fire Station 1, 6001 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
741-3900.

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There will be a work session March 9 and a regu-
lar commission meeting will be held March 23. A
workshop scheduled for March 2 has been canceled.


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Bradenton Beach 2-duplex beachfront decision delayed


By Paul Roat
Faced with a ream of documents and some oft-con-
flicting statements, the Bradenton Beach City Commis-
sion has extended public hearings on land changes in
the 1400 block of Gulf Drive until March 22.
At issue is a request to build two duplexes on the
beach side of Gulf Drive. The four proposed units are
across the street from the Bermuda Bay condominium
project.
The specific issue the city commission is weighing
is whether or not there are special soils at the site.
According to the city's land development plan, the
area has unique characteristics, hence the current pres-
ervation zoning.
According to the developer's consultants, the city's
planning consultant, the city attorney and the city's
planning and zoning board, the area does not have any



City Pier to reopen March 6
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

A second contract for $500 was awarded to
Michael D. Conley, a state certified building inspector
since 1988. He will inspect the buildings and submit a
written report of his findings to the city.
Taylor is concerned for citizen safety. He said a
great deal of pilings need to be replaced.
There are "fist-sized stone crabs" living in the pil-
ings, he said, and the most hazardous area of the entire
pier is the section the city is opening.
Many of the pilings where the restaurant sits were
replaced after Tropical Storm Keith made landfall and
knocked out a section of the pier in 1988, Taylor said.
Commissioner Doug Wolfe didn't give his ap-
proval, saying the pier "desperately needs to be re-
paired before opening."
Commissioner Tom Skoloda questioned why the
city wasn't opening the entire pier.


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unique characteristics and should be rezoned to multi-
family use.
The property at 1402-1404 Gulf Drive is owned by
Island Inc. The property at 1410-1412 Gulf Drive is
owned by Beach Development, Inc. Attorney Stephen
Thompson represents the owners of both parcels.
Thompson said the duplex development had re-
ceived approval from former Building Official Bill
Sanders and the Florida Department of Environmental
Protection. However, when Roger Titus took over as
building official, he determined the land was classified
as preservation and did not issue the building permits.
"There is a problem with the 1989 city comprehen-
sive plan," Thompson said, "and I believe it needs to
be changed."
Thompson brought an array of consultants to ex-
plain the various aspects of the issue.


Deffenbaugh said he didn't want to push the enve-
lope with the insurance company.
"A half of loaf is better than no loaf," he said.
Former commissioners were also looking into ob-
taining a loan for $850,000 to rebuild the pier and res-
taurant.
Deffenbaugh has other ideas.
"I won't mortgage the city for recreation," he said.
"If we have an emergency and need to borrow money,
that's different. Otherwise, we just don t have the capi-
tal."
Creative financing will be the way the pier is ulti-
mately fixed, Deffenbaugh said. Residents, other cities,
and even visitors have offered support for the project,
he said.
Deffenbaugh said he plans a fundraising effort and
will call on the community to help rebuild the pier.
Frank Almeda, president of the Pier Regulars, a
group of fishers who meet for coffee and have called
the pier home for many years, said he will "lead the
procession" when the pier reopens.


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Builder Brent Whitehead explained the process of
getting the DEP permit for the two parcels. He said the
DEP closely looked at the site and determined the lots
were buildable.
"The DEP said there would be no significant ad-
verse impact to the beach-dune system or any other
adverse environmental impact," Whitehead said.
Whitehead added that the DEP permit requires the
developer to relocate an existing dune and vegetation
near Gulf Drive to another, more seaward location on
the property to act as a buffer against storms.
Land planner Jim Farr said the designation of the
area as a preservation zone "was either a scrivener's
error or was placed there based on incorrect informa-
tion" gathered by the authors of the city's comprehen-
sive plan, the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council.
"I know of no issues to preclude this property be-
ing developed," Farr added.
Ecologist Jeff Churchill said he had reviewed the
area for the developers with regard to environmental
matters and said the site "should have no adverse im-
pact on sea turtles." He added that the DEP final order
approving construction on the two lots stated the work
"is not expected to adversely impact nesting sea turtles,
their hatchlings, or their habitat."
However, another letter from Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission Environmental
Specialist Karen Moody contradicts the DEP state-
ment.
In Moody's letter to Anna Maria Island Turtle
Watch Director Suzi Fox, she writes that the commis-
sion "was not given the opportunity to comment on this
project during its review at the Office of Beaches and
Coastal Systems. We are not usually given residences
to review, because almost all residences in the state are
constructed landward of marine turtle nesting habitats.
"If we had been given the opportunity, we would
have recommended that the buildings not be permitted

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Incumbent Holmes Beach Commissioner Roger
Lutz leads the three candidates in campaign contribu-
tions and expenditures in the first campaign
treasurer's reporting period for the March 14 election.
Lutz $1,200 in contributions came from his
wife Linda and himself.
Lutz spent $1,195.61 on his filing fee, news-
paper ads, materials from the Manatee County Su-
pervisor of Elections' Office, signs and lumber.
Coming in second was candidate Joan Perry.
Her $1,070 account includes funds from herself


In addition to electing two commissioners on
March 14, Holmes Beach voters will be asked to decide
on two referendum issues:
Lengthening officials' terms of office from two
to four years. If passed, it will become effective for the
2001 election.
Changing the election date from the first Tues-
day in March to the first Tuesday in November. If this



Duplex development decision
delayed to March 22 at least
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4
to be constructed in the nesting habitat," Moody added.
Several citizens spoke on the two-duplex project.
"I believe our zoning should be kept the way it is,"
resident Dick Griffin said. "To move that sandpile will just
give the water another place to run onto Gulf Drive."
Bermuda Bay resident Renate Louise Piko said,
"Why is this being looked at as a small-scale plan
amendment when it is included with the Bermuda Bay


and one contributor.
Perry spent $821.62 on her filing fee, film and
developing, signs and materials from the Supervi-
sor of Elections' Office.
Incumbent Commissioner Sandy Haas-Mar-
tens collected $610 in contributions, ranging form
$25 to $100, from eight individuals.
Haas-Martens spent $327.84 on her filing fee
and signs.
The second campaign treasurer's reporting
period ends March 10.


is passed, the terms of Commissioners Don Maloney,
Pat Geyer and Rich Bohnenberger will be extended
until November 2001, giving them an additional eight
months in office.
Both changes were approved by commissioners by
ordinance last fall and, according to the city charter,
must be approved by voters at a general election before
taking effect.


project? It should be looked at all together and should
be a large-scale development."
Resident and Planning and Zoning Board Chair-
man Bob Dale said he was a part of the citizen advisory
committee that helped draft the city's comprehensive
plan in 1989, and "nothing was random with designat-
ing the zoning. Everything was done for a reason."
Resident Maureen Lyons said "there is precious little
beach out there any more, and we have to say 'stop.' I
consider it very important that the beach be preserved."
Commissioners will hear any additional public
comment at the continuation of the meeting at 6 p.m.
March 22.


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City Commission
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THE ISLANDER 0 MARCH 1, 2000 0 PAGE 5

Commission to pass

new cable franchise

agreement
By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Despite months of work between Holmes Beach
city commissioners, attorneys and corporate
cablevision officials, the recently approved Time
Warner franchise agreement was scuttled by offi-
cials at the company's headquarters.
At issue was Time Warner's ability to provide
internet access service, which created a conflict with
definitions in the franchise ordinance.
"When we forwarded the ordinance to Time
Warner's headquarters in Connecticut, our in-house
counsel saw that we defined internet service as an
additional service," Time Warner Attorney Gregory
Porges explained.
"They offered an amendment that would elimi-
nate the specific reference to internet access service
since it does fall within the definition of cable ser-
vice," he said.
Porges said the change was reviewed and ap-
proved by the city's attorneys and a Florida League
of Cities attorney who reviewed the ordinance that
was approved last year.
A second change involved a section of the ordi-
nance addressing credit for cable service interrup-
tions. Subscribers may receive credit for charges
when the service is interrupted for two hours or
more, provided the interruption is not attributable to
any act of the subscriber.
The change was the addition of the words "upon
request," because Porges said, "It is impossible for
Time Warner to determine who might be entitled to
credit for service interruptions until an affected sub-
scriber calls and requests such credit."
Because Time Warner did not execute the ordi-
nance passed last year, it was declared null and void.
Commissioners plan to approve the first reading of
the new ordinance this week.
A second reading is slated for later this month.


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Opinion


Island canyons?
If Island officials don't want to see beachfront or
bayfront property developed, they should look for ways
to buy it.
It's not too late for Bradenton Beach officials to
negotiate with the property owners if they and other
residents are opposed to further development on the
beachfront lots in the 1400 block of Gulf Drive.
If it's to be a preservation zone, then the city should
take the necessary action to preserve it.
There's already an effect of driving into a canyon
on Gulf Drive where new construction and remodeling
has taken on overscaled, too-close-to-the-road propor-
tions.
This scenario is true too, at the site of the former
Trader Jack's restaurant, adjacent to Gulf Drive Cafe.
It's a blighted area now, but what a joy it could present
to the city if it were cleared of fencing, concrete and
rubble.
In fact, all three Island cities would be wise to look
for property that can be preserved. Sure the price would
be high. But there won't be any more beachfront, and
prices only go up, not down.
Holmes Beach was remiss in not pursuing
beachfront land where condominiums are under con-
struction in the 3300 block of old Gulf Drive. That lo-
cation was frequented by divers looking for a short trek
to a prime spot directly offshore. Now the parking is
limited to a narrow street end in the canyon created by
the tall condos alongside.
Anna Maria was remiss in not buying the vacant
lots across from its city pier when they were in fore-
closure. Cheap then, very expensive now. But not
too late. As we've repeated in the past to deaf ears
- the property is ideal for pier parking and the
bayfront along the pier could then revert to a nature
park.
Perhaps it's not too late. A grant passed over last year
after an outcry from residents against a neighborhood park
would ideally serve to purchase the lots across from the
pier to enable preservation of the bayfront.
Where does the money come from? For starters,
the cities could look to the Sarasota Bay National Es-
tuary Program for grant ideas or perhaps grant writing
assistance. There's also the Florida Communities Trust,
the state group that helped get the 1912 Cortez School-
house and Grassy Point in Holmes Beach into public
ownership.
But hurry. Developers have grand designs as
does Arvida for Perico Island.



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Are we going insane?
This is in regard to the "exotic" pigeon story in The
Islander.
We allow exotic people from all over the world
into these United States some of which commit
crimes, blow up our buildings and God only knows
what else yet, feed a bird and you're in violation of
the law. Are we going insane?
The article states, "The pigeon droppings are cre-
ating a public nuisance and a health hazard."
I can think of many more nuisances than a little
bird poop here and there. If it's too thick to walk
through, walk around it. Health hazard? We have a
greater health hazard in our drinking water.
To the complaining neighbor: You must not have
much to do, to make an issue of a little old lady being
kind and loving to any animal, let alone our feathered
friends. Get a life find something constructive to do
with your time.
As for the law enforcer: How do you feel now?
Couldn't you have squashed the stupid complaint on
the spot? Really, to allow such a nothing problem to
reach such proportions sure hope you don't have to
face any major situations!
The people involved with this (except for the sweet
caring lady feeding the pigeons) should be utterly
ashamed.
Trudi Southwick, Bradenton

Woodman, do that tree
What happened to the fig tree? What a shocking
picture [in the Feb. 2 Islander]! Pruned? It's a disaster.
Get rid of it! The pruning company should have to re-
move it and plant a new one.
We subscribe to your newspaper and look forward
to it every week. For five years now we've been com-
ing to the Island and finally bought property there and
hope to retire to the Island this year.
We've seen quite a few changes in that time, not


all good. Some of the charming things that drew us to
Anna Maria are slowly disappearing. Please, please
don't let the pier disappear! It was one of our favorite
spots beside the Rod & Reel Pier. Both are old Florida
landmarks.
Nancy and Rod Lalama, Bradenton Beach and
Taunton, Mass.

Taking exception
We take exception and feel it is an affront by the
Holmes Beach Beautification Committee to the indi-
vidual absentee home owners and permanent residents,
calling Avenue E a blighted area. One does not con-
demn an avenue or street because of a few people who
do not care how their property looks. Looking around
Holmes Beach you can find 20 or more places that re-
quire sprucing up.
The beautification committee and /or town should
send letters or notices to those careless people and not
condemn a neighborhood because of them.
Let's smarten up and do it the correct way.
Paul N. Heins, Holmes Beach

Valentine thanks
The St. Bernard Woman's Guild would like to
thank all the guild members and friends who helped
make the Valentine dessert card party such a great suc-
cess. We specially thank all our loyal Island merchants
for their support and generous contributions. Their
willing cooperation is greatly appreciated.
Burdette Doerr, Woman's Guild


Thanks for help
The Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island Inc.
wishes to acknowledge the many merchants for their
support at the annual dessert card party Jan. 26. And
many thanks, too, to all the club members who made
this event a success.
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THE ISLANDER 0 MARCH 1, 2000 0 PAGE 7


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'Remember When' brings it home
Although we have been coming to Anna Maria Island
for eight winters now, it's always been where we went to
get away from the Canadian cold. It was never home.
Never, that is, until now.
This week, cycling about the Island, it feels like home.
And the reason for that transformation was a performance
I saw Saturday, Feb. 19, night at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center. I was in the audience for 'Remember
When,' a musical tribute to Holmes Beach on the 50th an-
niversary of its incorporation. It was put together by folks
from the Anna Maria Island Historical Society, who were
also celebrating a birthday, their 10th.
I'm ashamed to admit how little I knew of the history
of this magical Island until now. What small measure I did
have was acquired during my Wednesday visits to the
Historical Society Museum to buy the delicious settler's
bread, baked each week by people in the community. I'm
afraid my browsing of the exhibits always seemed to be
cut short by the arrival of the bread, still warm from the
oven. In the struggle between hunger and history, my
stomach usually triumphed.
Saturday night at the Center my stomach was taken
care of first, treated to a meal catered by some of the
Island's finest restaurants. On the walls were more than
50 posters featuring photographs, documents and memo-
rabilia, tracing life on the Island from the first settlers to
the present. Then it was on with the show a history les-
son the likes of which I'd never seen before. There were
skits and songs by local school children, musical numbers
in period costumes and to link it all, marvelous
storytelling. If they'd taught history like that when I was
in school I'm sure we'd have all been straight-A students.
When the evening was over I'd not only learned a
great deal, but a desire for more knowledge had taken root.
Our winter nesting place has been in the City of Anna
Maria, but 'Remember When' expanded my appreciation
to include the whole Island, to all three municipalities. To
hear about the early development of Holmes Beach, meet


ex-mayors and to see members of the Holmes family up
there on the stage, being honored for their accomplish-
ments, put a personal face on the Island's history.
I must admit a certain bias to my enthusiasm. I did
some volunteer work for the Historical Society, helping
prepare the graphics for the 'Remember When' program.
In doing so I enlarged my circle of friends and I'm sure
that's part of the reason why I now feel 'at home' here on
the Island. I don't know what the Historical Society has
up its sleeve for an encore, but I've heard Bradenton
Beach has an anniversary coming up and I'm certainly
ready for another history lesson.
Andrew Little, Anna Maria

Give Shumard break
At this point everyone from Bean Point to Longboat
Pass is tired of hearing about the alleged incompetence of
the outgoing Anna Maria City administrators. Our city's
fresh slate of elected officials has given many of us hope
for getting things straightened out. Frankly, they can't do
much worse than the last crop of people.
Having said that, I want to speak on the issue of
Mayor Chuck Shumard in particular. He may be the
worst mayor the city has ever had. He may have used
poor judgment in several instances, but do we have to
crucify the man to this ridiculous extent? He was not
Richard Nixon or Bill Clinton. He was the mayor of a
tiny, sleepy town wherd people come to relax. He gave
it a shot and failed. Give the man a break.
We really need to get things back into perspective
around here. When a commissioner and mayor ex-
change threats (as was seen during the last tenure on
several occasions), they aren't doing so as members of
opposing political parties. They are our neighbors in
our tiny little community. We are all neighbors. We
should never forget that. We have to stop the animos-
ity that has reared its ugly head in Anna Maria.
So, in pursuit of harmony, I invite Chuck Shumard to
cease all current lawsuits he has filed. In addition, I invite


all those who have lawsuits against Mr. Shumard to drop
them as well. In fact, I invite any Islander who has a law-
suit filed against another Islander to drop it. Disharmony
with fellow Islanders is akin to a rift in the family, it's sad.
Or keep suing everyone, and see if you feel better
for it. If you do, I really pity you.
Magnus Hines, Anna Maria

Mynah delinquency next?
Veddy interesting. On page 1 of The Islander we
learn that the lowly pigeon was an "exotic" trouble-
maker if fed by a human. What's next? Contributing to
the delinquency of a mynah?
On page 2 we read of the questionable develop-
ment of two dozen-plus dwelling units in the area of
Fourth, Fifth and Sixth avenues and 41st and 42nd
streets. Maybe a helicopter would help.
On page 3 there's news of a brouhaha over a "stan-
dard house in a standard subdivision" and a two percent
over coverage. Gasp!
On the same page there's the issue of sand preser-
vation or the dubious duplexes doomed to get more
than their share of sand during high water.
The golf cart/electric cart matter will work out
peaceably on Key Royale (some of us still remember
it as School Key).
Of course the real prize was the news rack vigilan-
tes' ridiculous removal of private property. Neatness is
one thing, absconding with private property is another.
You're gonna lose, suckers.
All of the above make one really wonder. I have
a feeling that some of the Brits who make up at Ro-
tary are wondering if the "colonies" are really ready
for self-government.
Gene Moss, Anna Maria

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Perico condo plans look good to Bradenton


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Jerry West, Bradenton planning and development.
director, said the preliminary development plan for the
Perico Island project will be submitted March 15 to the
Planning Commission.
West said the plan calls for 17 four-story condo-
miniums with parking underneath, six buildings at
seven stories, three at six stories, both with parking
underneath and five 10-story buildings with two levels
of parking underneath
In all there will be five 120-foot-tall buildings on
the northernmost point of Perico Island.
"I think Arvida has done a good job," West said.
"They're not building anything in sensitive areas, no.
boat docks or marinas and they're not going to touch
the mangroves. All the structures will be 35 feet away
from the mangroves."
Each 10-story building will be almost a football
field long and 70 feet deep. The nine six- and seven-
story buildings will be 200 to 240 feet long and 70 feet
deep, while the 17 four-story buildings will be 110 feet
by 24 feet.
SGloria Rains, chairman of the environmental group
ManaSota-88, said this and other large-scale develop-


ments in Manatee County
make her hair stand on end.
"There are plans for a
desalinization plant and a
merchant power generating i'
plant at Port Manatee to fa- I
cilitate growth," Rains said. !
"We need to put a brake on i '
growth."
One think-tank group
asserts Rains is right. Poston
A report released by the
Washington D.C.-based population think tank Carry-
ing Capacity Network and printed in the Jan./Feb. 2000
issue of "Population Press" finds that population
growth does not pay for itself.
Bradenton Mayor Wayne Poston is behind the
project in part because the city stands to reap $1 mil-
lion a year in property tax revenues from the project.
Bradenton residents should be concerned because
they're the ones who will bear the burden of the new
growth. kicking in more than their fair share to accom-
modate the project. According to the Carrying Capac-
ity Network, the tax burden on current residents in-
creases because of the cost of expanding publicly


funded infrastructure such as roads, water and sewers
to accommodate new population growth.
They claim the cost is greater than the tax and as-
sessment contributions of the new residents.
For every person who moves to Orlando, for ex-
ample, the cost of adding roads and other facilities is
$14,800 per person.
The civil engineering firm Zoller, Najjar & Shroyer
Inc. designed the preliminary plans.
The first page of the plans contains notes from
the firm.
One reads, "There are possible archaeological or
historical sites located within the project boundary."
However, Zoller, Najjar & Shroyer said they do not
make comments to the press, and the historical and
archaeological sites have not been identified. Whether
or not they exist won't be determined until the Florida
Department of State Historical Resources Division
looks at the property.
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* I will listen and respond to all citizens with respect not
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* I will listen to your concerns and return your phone calls.

* I will "do my homework" by studying issues in depth and
reporting my findings to you and my fellow commissioners.

* I am the only candidate who publicly and on the record
addressed the safety and environmental concerns involved
with the proposed Perico development at the Bradenton
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Please feel free to call me at 778-7732
or email me at perrybeach@juno.com

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Please support me on March 14
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Commissioners urge

restraint in dealing

with Perico
Holmes Beach city commissioners last week
agreed to be diplomatic in dealing with a proposed de-
velopment on Perico Island.
Arvida Corporation recently announced plans to build
868 units on 231 buildable acres of the 353-acre parcel.
Buildings include six-, seven- and 10-story condomini-
ums, 74 single-family homes, a recreation center, a swim-
ming pool, tennis courts and two commercial structures.
Commissioners rejected a suggestion by Island
elected officials that each commission, as well as indi-
vidual commissioners write letters of concern to
Bradenton Mayor Wayne Poston and members of the
Bradenton City Council.
Instead commissioners said they will speak indi-
vidually to Bradenton city officials and representatives
of the developer, then resume the discussion at their
March 7 work session.


Perico
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 8
within the boundaries of this plan."
Michael Molligan, spokesman for the Southwest
Florida Water Management District, said his agency
has yet to receive the plans for the Perico Development
and he could not comment.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protec-
tion doesn't come into play until after the project is
finished. DEP's job is to act as a watchdog over the
health and safety of wetlands and mangroves.
The plans also state that sewer and water, roads and
parking will be built to the City of Bradenton standards
and privately maintained.
The proposed plan calls for 1,038 covered parking
spaces, 839 uncovered parking spaces and 38 handi-
capped parking spaces.
Solid waste disposal will be provided by the city,
according to the plans.


Plan for Perico Island callfor 17 four-story condo-
mininims with parking underneath, six buildings at
seven stories, three at six stories, both with parking
underneath and five 10-story buildings with two
levels of parking underneath.

Longboat Key home tour Saturday
The 24th annual Longboat Key Home and Garden
Tour will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March
4, covering the key from Country Club Shores to the
south to Longbeach Village at the north end.
Six homes are on the tour, said the sponsoring
Longboat Key Garden Club, along with a refreshment
stop at the club-maintained Bicentennial Park. An added
feature this year will be glass-encased miniature rooms,
created to scale by miniaturist Linda Young, or "Lady
Jane," of Parrish.
Proceeds from the tour will go to charities. Details
may be obtained at 383-3659 or 383-2458.


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Post-disaster cleanup

contract OK'd in

Bradenton Beach
Bradenton Beach has entered into a contract with
a company to handle cleanup efforts in the city after a
disaster at a cost of a whopping $1 a year.
City officials have approved a contract with
Grubbs Construction Co. of Brooksville to provide the
service after a natural disaster hurricane, flooding,
windstorm or, as the contract states, "all hazards to life
and property resulting from a disaster event in the city.
"The services shall consist of cleanup, demolition,
removal, reduction and disposal of debris as directed by
the city," the contract reads.
The $1 a year retains the services of the company
by Bradenton Beach. The actual cleanup work will
mostly be paid for through federal and state programs
- and Grubbs will even handle the paperwork required
to get the funds.
Only city property will be the focus of the cleanup
effort, although there is a clause in the contract that
allows the company to clean up private property
"should there be an immediate threat to life, safety and
health to the general public on private property."
Bradenton Beach Police Lt. John Cosby, who sug-
gested the service and negotiated the $1-a-year fee, said
Holmes Beach and Longboat Key have also retained
Grubbs for their post-disaster cleanup.
Cosby said that shortly after Longboat officials
signed a contract with Grubbs, police received a report
of a suspected oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Police
contacted Grubbs officials, then launched a police boat
to investigate. Before the boat could reach the scene in
the Gulf, a jet helicopter was hovering over the site,
dispatched by Grubbs from Orlando to investigate the
potential disaster.
The "oil spill" turned out to be an algae bloom,
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Cost of a jet helicopter from Orlando to Longboat
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"They said it was all part of the annual retainer, and
there would be no charge," Cosby said.

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Persons interested in receiving free Easter food
packages must sign up before March 10 at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, the sponsoring All
Islands Denominations said.
The packages will be distributed under the Self-
Help and Resource Exchange (SHARE) program, said
B.J. Maschek of AID, and features organically grown
food. The distribution will be made between 9:45
and 11 a.m. March 21 at the Center. Further informa-
tion may be obtained at 778-1908.

Dr. Grossman to be guest
minister at Harvey
Dr. William Grossman, former pastor of Island
Chapel on Longboat Key, will be guest minister at
Harvey Memorial Church, 300 Church St., Bradenton
Beach, during March.
Dr. Grossman last served as interim pastor of Roser
Memorial Community Church in Anna Maria City.
Sunday worship service at Harvey Memorial begins at
10:30 a.m.

Tour, porch sale
this weekend at Tingley
Things are happening at Tingley Memorial Library
this week.
A tour of the xeriscaped grounds of the Bradenton
Beach library will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 1.
Naturalist Karen Fraley conducts the free tour of the
salt-tolerant native plants and trees the first Wednesday
of every month.
A "porch sale" will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday, March 4, featuring housewares and other
assorted goods available for sale.
The library is at 111 Second St., behind Bradenton
Beach City Hall. For more information, call 779-1208.

Annie Silvers yard sale
in Bradenton Beach
The Annie Silvers Community Center will have its
annual yard sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Sat-
urday, March 3 and 4, at the center at 23rd Street and
Avenue C in Bradenton Beach.
Members said there will be clothing of all sizes,
furniture, a like-new grill, computer, books, lamps,
exercise bike and many miscellaneous items. Coffee
and donuts will be available in the morning, and lunch
and desserts will be served.

Artists Guild showing works
of early members
Throughout March, the Artists Guild of Anna
Maria Island will be showing artworks by its founders
and charter members at the gallery, 5414 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
On Sunday, March 12, a reception honoring
Genevieve Novicky Alban and other founding mem-
bers will be held at the gallery. Marilyn Hawkins will
stroll through the gallery entertaining guests with read-
ings and poetry, and Jeanette Rothberg will play Vic-
torian music on the recorder.
Directors Jon and Mercedes Thornburg said that
from a small beginning the guild has grown to 115
members with 69 displaying art now in the gallery.
Further information may be obtained at 778-6694
of 778-2424.

Bridge lessons, make overs
beginning at Center
Larry Auerbach of Sarasota, professional bridge
player, will teach bridge at 10:30 a.m. Friday from
March 3 until April 21 at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 MagnoliaAve., Anna Maria City.
Auerbach has been playing for more than 20 years
and has 4,000-plus master points. The lessons will be
$10 each.
On Tuesday, March 5, makeup artist Lorren Quinard
will present "Spring Make-Over" at 7 p.m. and Avon lady
Monica Newcomer will offer ideas on jewelry and fra-
grance. Cost is $5. Details are available at 778-1908.


Sculpture completed
Island sculptor Barbara L. Harrison puts a final
touch on her most recent work, a 10-foot-high brass
wall sculpture commissioned for a private residence.
Several pieces are in galleries in West Palm Beach
and Naples, and others will be exhibited through
March at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. The artist has lived in Anna
Maria City for seven years and is represented locally
by the Chasen Gallery, Sarasota.


Three exhibits are featured .
at Island Library
Three groupings of artworks will be on display
during March at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Ma-
rina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Carved ducks and other birds by Shirley O'Day
will showcase the works of this award-winning artist
who has lived on Anna Maria Island for 10 years fol-
lowing retirement as a college dean.
Watercolors by Maryanne Kaemmerlen and
Constance Elton will include the works of two north-
ern artists, Kaemmerlen from Vermont and Elton from
Canada. Both live on the Island during the winter.
Abstract sculpture by Barbara Harrison, Anna Maria
City resident, follows exhibits at Princeton University and
the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., among others.
The library opens at 10 a.m. daily and remains
open until 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, 6 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday, 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Details may be obtained at 778-6341.

Off Stage Ladies silent auction
scheduled March 8
A silent auction is planned at the meeting of Off
Stage Ladies of the Island Players at 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, March 8, at the Seafood Shack, at the
mainland end of the Cortez Bridge.
President Marilyn Moroni said each member is to
bring an attractive item for auction.
Hostesses will be Rosalie Ladd and Lois Biel. Res-
ervations for members and guests may be made with
Ruth Stevens at 794-2188.

'Centering Prayer' workshop
set at Gloria Dei
A workshop on "Centering Prayer" will be offered
at the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Satur-
day, March 4.
Janet Gallagher and Bob Fasulo will conduct the
workshop. Those attending are to bring their lunches,
though snacks and soft drinks will be available. Reg-
istration may be made at 778-1813, and further infor-
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'Butterflies and Blooms' show at Gallery West


A special exhibit and two art demonstrations are on
the program for the week at Island Gallery West, 5368
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
"Butterflies and Blooms" will run from Thursday,
March 2, through May 3, an exhibit featuring works of
local and regional artists in watercolor, acrylics, por-
celain, raku, photography, Indian beadwork, quilting,
stained glass, mosaic, fabric art and sculpture in stone,

Episcopal Women to hear
'A Gardener's Journey'
Carolyn Powers will speak on "A Gardener's Jour-
ney" at a meeting of the Episcopal Church Women of
the Church of the Annunciation at 10:15 a.m. Thurs-
day. March 2. at the church, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach.
A "pitch-in" salad/dessert will follow the presen-
tation. Details may be obtained at 778-1638.

Gulf Coast Writers group
plans Monday meeting
The Gulf Coast Writers group will meet Monday,
March 6, at 10:15 a.m. at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Participants are welcome to bring original poems,
essays or short stories to read, said representatives of
the group. Details are available at 761-9036.


Obituaries

John Thomas Johnstone
John Thomas Johnstone, 83, of Sterling Heights,
Mich.. and formerly of Holmes Beach, died Feb. 9.
Born in Toronto. Ontario, Canada, Mr. Johnstone
moved to Holmes Beach in 1974. He was a district
sales manager with Western and Southern Life Insur-
ance Co. of Birmingham. He was a former city com-
missioner in Holmes Beach and a member of the Key
Royale Golf Club.
Services were at Price Funeral Home, Troy, Mich.
Holmes Beach will honor Mr. Johnstone by low-
ering the flag to half mast on March 1.
Survivors include daughters Kathy Payne of
Bradenton, Kay Ann Curtis and Eleanor M. Parks of
Sterling Heights; sons David Kuschel of Bradenton and
Thomas W. Johnstone of Midland; 14 grandchildren;
and 22 great-grandchildren.
Edwin K. Moran
Edwin K. Moran, 66, of Longboat Key, died Feb. 24.
Born in Sterling, Ill., Mr. Moran came to the area
three years ago from Rock Falls, Ill., upon retirement
as a plant engineer.
He was a member Island Chapel of Longboat Key
and of Rock Falls United Methodist Church, Elks
Lodge No. 1218 in Rock Falls and the Longboat Key
Chamber of Commerce. He was a veteran of the Ko-
rean War.
Funeral services were Monday in Island Chapel.
Memorial donations may be made to OSF St.
Anthony's Medical Center Foundation, 5666 E. State
St., Rockford IL 61108.
He is survived by wife Marjorie M. Moran; daugh-
ters Jan Jordan of Sarasota and Margo Moran of Rock
Falls; son Greg of Sterling; sisters Joan McCallister of
Kearney, Ariz., and Sherryl Deak of Elgin, Ill.; and two
grandchildren.


wood and clay.
Demonstrations at the artists' cooperative will be
from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, March 4, and will
be by Betty Ash in relief tiles and John Bonser in pho-
tography.
Hours of the gallery are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
through Saturday. Details may be obtained at 778-
6648.


Hobby, craft show planned
Saturday on Longboat
The annual spring hobby and craft show of
the Gulfshore on Longboat Key will be from
8:30 a.m. until noon Saturday, March 4.
Jewelry, needlecraft, boat models, shell
crafts, paintings and other items will be fea-
tured. A plant table, "white elephant" event
and bake sale also are on the schedule. Orga-
nizers said 35 percent of proceeds will go to
charities.
Gulfshore is at 3710 Gulf of Mexico
Drive. Details are available at 383-9284 or
383-2763.


Better Island bus service
starts Saturday
MCAT gives the Island some service breaks but
leaves Longboat Key out when its new program goes
into effect March 4..
Starting Saturday, March 4, Anna Maria Island
will be served by three routes, all of them connect-
ing with major mainland service, said Manatee
County Area Transit.
Route 5 will be the main route for the Island,
running from Anna Maria City to Coquina Beach
and on to Cortez and then up Cortez Road to Para-
dise Bay Shopping Center at 71st Street. There,
Route 6 will connect to serve Blake Medical Center
and U.S. 41 at Cortez Plaza. Route 3 is extended to
1-75 along Manatee Avenue from Manatee Public
Beach.
Two "free ride" days will help introduce the new
service, when patrons can ride anywhere free of
charge. They will be on presidential preference pri-
mary day March 14 and on St. Patrick's Day March
17.
The Island-long schedule of Route 5 has the bus
leaving Anna Maria City at 6:05 a.m. and at five
minutes after every hour until 6:05 p.m., hitting
Manatee Beach at 15 minutes after the hour, Co-
quina Beach at 25 past, Bridge Street at the half-
hour, Paradise Bay at 40 minutes past, Cortez at 47
past, back on the Island at Manatee Beach again at
55 past and on to Anna Maria City to start all over.
Monthly discount passes will be available at the
Cafe on the Beach at the Gulf terminus of Manatee
Avenue.

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The Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary will conduct
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10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 4, at the sanctuary, 1708
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Golf cart ordinance sent back to work session


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
They may have put the cart before the horse, said
Holmes Beach city commissioners last week after
sending the city's proposed golf cart ordinance back
to a work session.
An ordinance permitting Holmes Beach golfers
to travel from their homes to the Key Royale Golf
Club in golf carts if they live within two miles of the
club was slated for a second reading last week.
The 435-member private club is located at 700
Key Royale Drive. It does not offer golf carts to
members or permit storage of the carts on the pre-
mises. Only disabled golfers are allowed to use carts
on the Island's only nine-hole golf course.
Commissioners drafted the ordinance after learn-
ing that a change in Florida statutes made it illegal to
operate golf carts on city streets unless the city has
designated the streets safe for travel by golf carts.
"The problem is that under state law we have to
post signs on every street that golf carts can operate,"
Chairman Roger Lutz told commissioners. "At two


miles it covers bits and pieces of a whole lot of streets.
It would be very unruly to put a sign on each street."
Lutz suggested taking out the portion of the ordi-
nance that allows golf carts to be operated on streets
which are located within two street miles of a bona fide
golf course. He recommended substituting the names
of the streets where golf carts can be operated 66th
Street, Holmes Boulevard from Gulf Drive to 68th
Street, Key Royale Drive and all streets in Key Royale.
Commissioner Pat Geyer noted that one of the


club's avid golfers who uses a cart lives at 75th
Street and Gulf Drive.
"If the state law says we have to put up signs and
someone gets run over, then we're in the middle of
it," Lutz said.
Commissioner Rich Bohnenberger suggested re-
searching the exact provision of the statute before
proceeding.
The issue will be considered at the March 7 work
session.


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Streetlight solution may shine Thursday


By Paul Roat
Those waterlogged streetlights in the Bridge Street
area of Bradenton Beach will be in the limelight again
Thursday.
City commissioners have requested another status
report from Mega Force Construction, contractor for
the last phase of work in the area, concerning the
streetlights. The fixtures have served more as aquari-
ums than light sources for the past two years, filling
with water each time it rains.
Mega Force officials blame the lighting manufacturer,
Sun Valley Lighting of California, for the design fault. Sun
Valley late last year agreed to replace 55 lighting fixtures.
However, city officials did not believe the new lights
would hold up much better than the leaky ones and did not


Docks OK'd in south

Bradenton Beach
As Building Official Roger Titus put it, "We've got
a paradox tonight."
Members of the Bradenton Beach Planning and
Zoning Commission have unanimously approved a pair
of docks in the southern part of the city. Both jut from
a narrow strip of city land that runs along Anna Maria
Sound from Bridge Street to 14th Street South.
One dock, at 12th Street South, is an expansion
project. The second, at Fourth Street South, is a new
structure.
Both have a stipulation attached to them, though -
if the city decides at some future date to have the dock
removed, the owner must do so at no charge to the city.
The planning commission's recommendation will
be forwarded to the city commission for final review,
probably in March.
Two other docks have been permitted in the city in
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The problem appears to center on how the fixtures
are attached to the poles. Sun Valley wants to use set-
screws to affix the lights; city officials prefer some-
thing more substantial, like having the light screwed
into the pole in some way.
"Those set-screws will not hold and will not suf-
fice," Mayor Gail Cole bluntly said.
Despite the dispute on the design, Sun Valley sent
all 55 lights without the city sign off to their local rep-
resentative, Tampa Bay Lighting in Tampa.
Tampa company representative David Barber said,
"We will pay for the replacement of the fixtures, and
stand behind the product."
Project architect Rick Fawley pointed out that the
product was shipped "without the approval of anyone.
This has gone beyond the point of ridiculous."
The city commission is requesting Mega Force
officials to have Sun Valley officials respond to ques-
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lights at Thursday's meeting. It begins at 7 p.m. at city
hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.


Longboat Key will host
Marine Painters Exhibit
The International Society of Marine Painters
Exhibit will be on Longboat Key for the first time
Friday, March 3, through March 25.
It will be be at'the Joan M. Durante Pavilion
of the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6890
Longboat Drive. A free public opening reception
will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday.
The exhibit will show 64 paintings by 53 art-
ists from throughout the United States and as far
away as Australia. Details may be obtained at
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Anna Maria awaits final word on drainage grant


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
Send the bulldozers down Rose Street, Palm and
Hardin avenues?
One way to ensure the City of Anna Maria doesn't
incur any out-of-pocket expense for a canceled drain-
age project is to finish what was started.
This was one scenario presented by Betty Jordan
of Jordan & Associates. She was integral in helping the
city obtain a $500,000 community development block
grant in 1997. The grant was intended to be used for a
drainage improvement project along Spring, Palm and
Hardin avenues and Rose Street.
Most of the residents in the affected area claimed
they didn't have drainage problems. Following three
months of citizen protest, commissioners voted to can-
cel the project Dec. 13, but open swales were already
dug on Spring Avenue.
Work was discontinued in the other service areas
and Spring Avenue was completed according to plan
with the intent that the swales could be filled at a later


date.
Jordan was directed by the city to amend the grant.
The Florida Department of Community Affairs over-
sees the project and will have the final say on whether
money allotted for other service areas can be rerouted
to finish Spring Avenue.
Jordan conducted a public hearing last week as part
of the process to amend the grant. Following the meet-
ing she asked the city to choose from four scenarios
before she submitted the amendment to the DCA for
approval.
In a Feb. 21 letter to the city Jordan writes, "Since,
for all practical purposes, there is a new commission in
place, the new commission may want to reconsider the
previous commission's decision to abandon Service
Area 1 [Palm and Hardin] and Service Area 3, [Rose
Street] and proceed with the projects as submitted and
approved."
Commissioners discussed the scenarios at a Feb.
22 commission meeting.
Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh said the city will not


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reverse its decision to stop the project.
In the first scenario, Jordan states that if the amend-
ment is submitted with a request to transfer the balance
of the money from the uncompleted areas to Spring
Avenue, the grant will fall out of the fundablee range"
and the city will have to pay back all the grant money.
The second and third scenarios are similar in that
they involve amending the grant to reduce the scope of
work to what has already been completed.
However, the third scenario involves a calculation
that may make it possible for the city to keep some of
the grant money to fix Spring Avenue, with the only
risk being there will not be enough money to accom-
plish filling in the swales.
Commissioner Tom Skoloda said the city runs the
same risk with scenarios two and three, but by choos-
ing the third scenario the city may not have to shoul-
der the complete cost of repairing Spring Avenue.
"Why not go with number three?" he asked.
Skoloda made a motion to have Jordan proceed
with the amendment with the city's first preference
being the third scenario and its second choice the sec-
ond scenario.
Skoloda said he is "strictly opposed" to the fourth
scenario which would entail finishing the project in its
entirety.
The other commissioners agreed and the motion
passed unanimously.
Commissioner Bob Barlow said it would cost
around $40,000 to fill in what amounts to 2,235 feet of
open ditches on Spring Avenue.
He said the other option, already discussed at prior
meetings, would be to pipe the swales, but a lagoon
would be needed to filter the water.
"Hopefully we'll get some help with the grant," he
said.
Jordan said she "strongly recommends" the city
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THE ISLANDER 0 MARCH 1, 2000 E PAGE 15


Street development on hold until traffic studied


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Seeking help from Manatee County traffic engi-
neers, Holmes Beach city commissioners last week
tabled two requests to develop streets in the Casanas
Subdivision.
Police Chief Jay Romine said county engineers
should have a recommendation in about two weeks.
Requests came from Ian Perryman and Reed
Mapes to develop platted but unimproved streets in the
subdivision between Westbay Cove and the Manatee
County Public Beach. These include Fourth and Fifth


avenues and 41lst street.
Perryman wants to develop Fifth Avenue from the
dead end at Manatee Avenue to a point midway be-
tween 41st and 42nd streets and 41st Street between
Fourth and Fifth avenues. Forty-first Street is already
paved between' Gulf Drive and Fourth Avenue and 41st
Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues would be a dry
retention area.
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tween 41st and 42nd Street. Fourth Avenue between
the dead end at Manatee Avenue and 41st Street is al-
ready paved.


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Joey and Chuck Lester of Holmes Beach received a king-size thank you from students at Anna Maria Elemen-
tary School for their $15,000 donation to the fundraiser for new playground equipment. The Lester dollars put
the school over the top, prompting the banner of signatures from all the classes and students. The Lesters are
also known for their assistance at the Anna Maria Island Community Center and as founders of its endowment
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to make recommendations on the area'south of Mana-
tee Avenue. The area includes:
101 Manatee Ave. where a revitalized shopping
center is proposed.
A proposed Eckerd store at the corner of Mana-
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Center, and Dr. Jane Hawkridge, postdoctoral scien-
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Islanders


Pies at Pines
Carol Tomovick of Bradenton Beach helped out last weekend's bake
and garage sale at the Pines Trailer Park. Proceeds from the sale of
the pies, Sloppy Joes and other goodies will be used by the Pines
Association for maintenance and charities. Islander Photos: Paul Roat


Hundreds of people strolled the streets at the Pines looking for bargains anmd the Yard sale
goods offered by residents.


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Jack Glover of Sandpiper Mobile Resort brought out a model train to entertain the strollers at
last weekend's sales at the Bradenton Beach park.


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Galati Perico Harbor marina up for grabs


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Galati Perico Harbor marina is a "no sale," at least
for now.
Months of negotiations for the sale of the marina
at the east end of the Anna Maria Island Bridge broke
down last week.
Potential buyer Bob Minor, who made his money
in the trucking industry with PDQ Transit in Florida,
California and Ohio, says he's still optimistic he can
buy the boat dealership that also has a large, covered
storage operation.
Minor holds a contract for the exclusive rights to
buy the marina and that contract runs out March 1.
"We're planning on proceeding [with the
sale]," Minor said. "We have a contract and all
we're waiting on is an appraisal. As soon as we
get the appraisal, we're going to buy it. We're
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Joe Galati, who runs the Perico Galati operation,
said Minor may be their No. 1 choice, but now the
marina is open to anyone wishing to buy.
Galati and brothers Carmine and Michael have
expanded their marina operations to Destin in the Pan-
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In the past few years, the Galatis have shifted the
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Minor said he's committed to buying because he
already has a boat sales operation in place at U.S. 301
and 13th Avenue where his feature line is Donzi boats.
Minor said two things convinced him to try to buy
Galati Perico Harbor.
"My wife and I retired and after six months of just
sitting around I said 'The heck with that.' I've been
friends with the Galatis for years and have bought three
boats and spent over $1 million with them, so it just
seemed to be a good fit," Minor said.
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Arvida, which wants to build an 868-unit develop-
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However, Galati said Arvida only wanted to find
out who lives and works in the neighborhood.
"We were kind of hoping they would buy. They
talked to us and said they want to be involved, but they
really just wanted to get to know us," Galati said.
"They have not expressed any interest or made any
offers even though I have solicited both. I think they're
a long way from putting the first shovel in the ground
and that's why they weren't interested at this time."
Arvida only recently submitted preliminary plans
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Anna Maria Elementary School fourth graders prepared for a Count Your Blessings Bonfire where they
embraced the differences and unique qualities of their classmates, teachers and staff. During lunch, students
practiced the theme song, "Flowers Are Red" by Harry Chapin. They sang "There are so many colors in a
rainbow, so many colors in the morning sun, so many colors in a flower, and I see everyone." Students in each
grade drew a pictorial interpretation of the song which hung in the school's cafeteria, as pictured below.
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Friday, March 10
* Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice
Lunch: Pizza or Nachos and Cheese, Corn,
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League's 'Student Exhibit' to run
through March
The Anna Maria Island Art League's month-long
"Student Exhibit" will open with an awards reception
from 5:30 to 7:30 Friday, March 3, at the league gal-
lery, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.
Entries for the show may be made until the gallery
closes at 2:45 p.m. Thursday.
The exhibit features work done under the instruction
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Streetlife
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Feb. 21, recovered missing juvenile turned
over to her mother, 900 block of South Bay Boule-
vard.

Bradenton Beach
Feb. 17, criminal mischief, 116 Bridge St.,
Sports Lounge parking lot. The victim reported an
unknown person broke the windshield of his vehicle.
Feb. 18, no valid driver's license, obstruction,
2100 block of Gulf Drive South. The officer stopped
the subject due to an inoperable brake light. When
the officer asked for the subject's driver's license,
the subject said he lost it but gave his name and date
of birth.
The officer said he could not locate a record of
the subject's driver's license. While searching the
subject, the officer found a Social Security card with
the correct name but a check showed no record of a
driver's license. The officer said the subject admit-
ted he had no driver's license and was placed in cus-
tody.
Feb. 20, trespassing, 107 Gulf Drive S., Key
West Willy's. The officer patrolling the parking lot
observed the subject sleeping in a chair. The com-
plainant said he had previously told the subject to
stay off the property. The subject was placed in cus-
tody.
Feb. 21, giving a false name, possession of
drug paraphernalia, DWLS, 200 block of Gulf Drive
North. The officer found Raymond Goff, 45, of
Bradenton, passed out behind the wheel of a running
vehicle. The officer awoke Goff, who said he felt
bad while driving and pulled over. The officer said
Goff refused EMS treatment and gave a false name.
When the officer asked Goff if he had any weap-
ons, he pulled a crack pipe from his pocket, accord-
ing to the report. Goff was talking on a cellular
phone and asked the officer to speak to the person on
the phone who gave Goff's real name. A check


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showed Goff's driver's license was suspended and
he was placed n custody.
Feb. 22, 1 st property clothes from a dryer,
2601 Gulf Drive N., Sandpiper Mobile Home Park
laundry room. I

Holmes Beach
Feb. 17, found property two bicycles, 5900
block of Marina Drive.
Feb. 18, reckless driving, 3200 block of Sixth
Avenue. The complainants reported the subject was
driving a go-cart in the street. The officer advised
the subject to cease.
Feb. 18, burglary, 200 block of 72nd Street.
The victim reported an unknown person entered the
residence and removed $208, a cellular phone, $20
and three checks.
Feb. 18, found property -a bicycle, 6200
block of Holmes Boulevard.
Feb. 19, assist Bradenton Police Department,
6300 block of Marina Drive. The officer seized a
stolen tag.
Feb. 19, 300 block of Seaside Court, The vic-
tim gave the officer a videotape of the suspect van-
dalizing her dock light, said the report. The officer
issued a capias for the suspect.
Feb. 19, assistance, Gulf Drive and 43rd Street.
The complainant became separated from his wife
and could not locate her. The officer located the wife
and advised the complainant of her whereabouts.
Feb. 19, assist Florida Highway Patrol with di-
recting traffic following an accident, 700 block of
Manatee Avenue.
Feb. 19, found property, Bimini Bay. The ma-
rine patrol officer found a boat adrift, towed it to the
63rd Street boat ramp and contacted the owner.
Feb. 19, suspicious person, 3248 East Bay
Drive, Walgreens. The complainant reported a sub-
ject in the store was acting strange and appeared dis-
oriented. As the officer located the subject, a friend
of the subject arrived and said she is caring for the


subject. The officer advised the friend to keep a
close eye on the subject and limit her contact with
the public.
Feb. 20, marine, Bimini Bay. The complainant
reported a subject operating a personal watercraft in
a reckless manner. The officer located the subject
and issued a written warning.
Feb. 20, disturbance, 300 block of 68th Street.
Two subjects were having a verbal argument and one
left for the night, said the report.
Feb. 21, possession of alcohol by persons un-
der 21, 5100 block of Gulf Drive on the beach. The
officer on beach patrol observed juveniles drinking
beer out of paper cups. They were placed in custody
and transported to the Juvenile Assessment Center.
Feb. 21, disturbance, 3300 block of Sixth Av-
enue. The subjects pushed each other while arguing
but would not press charges, said the report.
Feb. 21, vandalism, criminal mischief times
four, 202 52nd Street, Holmes Beach Marina. The
complainants reported an unknown person burned
the deck of a boat, spray-painted two boats with a
gang-style symbol and wrote an obscene word on the
side of a fourth boat.
Feb. 23, theft, 3248 East Bay Drive,
Walgreens. The complainant reported he watched
the suspect fill a shopping cart with stuffed animals
and a baseball cap and leave without paying.
The suspect was placed in custody but due to his
age and ill health, the officer issued a summons to
appear and the complainant issued a trespass warn-
ing.
Feb. 23, suspicious vehicle, 500 block of 71st
Street. The complainant reported a suspicious ve-
hicle with three subjects inside. The vehicle was not
found.
Feb. 24, found property a bicycle, 37th
Street beach access.
If you have information that may help solve
crimes, contact Crime Stoppers at 747-COPS. You
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Thrilling nail-biters
jump start Little League
Anthony Rosas and Greg Lowman must have won-
dered what happened.
The ace pitchers for Anna Maria Major League's
West Manatee Fire District struck out 13 batters in six
innings Thursday, Feb. 24, and lost the league opener
7-5 to Kiwanis.
Both pitching performances were overshadowed
by some untimely wild pitches and balls that got away
from the defense.
They also were undone when Kiwanis managed to
hit the ball when they had to and scored runs when
opportunity knocked.
Brian DeBellevue was the winning pitcher, going
all six innings, striking out seven and giving up two hits
to WMFD, a triple to Lowman and a double to Trey
Andricks.
Daniel Miller had the hot bat for Kiwanis going
two-for-three at the plate with a walk and three runs


Horseshoe winners
Winners in the Feb. 23 horseshoe games
were Bob Hitchcock of Anna Maria and Tom
Markley of Holmes Beach. Runners-up were Ron
Pepka and Bill Starrett, both of Anna Maria.
Winners in the Feb. 12 games were Jack
Cooper and Chris McNamara, both of
Holmes Beach. Runners-up were Roger Kipp
of Bradenton 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.
There are no membership fees and everyone
is welcome.


Esteban Reyes of Betsy Hills Real Estate slides under the tag of Bridge Street catcher Heath English in the
fifth inning for a home run. Reyes hit a towering shot to centerfield, hitting the fence on one bounce. English
made a fine catch and tag on the relay from the shortstop and the play could have gone either way. Islander
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scored after reaching on a double, a single and a
fielder's choice.
Ethan Struber had a line-shot single to the base of the
right-field fence knocking in Miller in the second inning.
But the real damage was done when DeBellevue
reached on a hit up the middle to start the sixth with the
score 5-5. When the shortstop threw the ball in the dirt
to first, DeBellevue advanced to second.
Matt McDonough followed with a single over the
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because it looked like the ball might be caught.
Miller came up and hit one to the second baseman
who tagged McDonough going to second while
DeBellevue was going to third.
Evan Hunt came to the plate with two out, the
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Hunt slapped a two-ball, no-strike pitch to
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starting Kiwanis pitcher DeBellevue the insurance he
needed to close out the game.


Leading 7-5 in the bottom of the sixth, DeBellevue
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Whitley flew to center and the always-dangerous
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Rosas came to the plate and hit a shot to left-cen-
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Mattay strikes out 16 in 8-3 loss
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SPORTS RAP, FROM PAGE 23
With Schweitzer on the mound in the second in-
ning, Tyler. Schneerer of Bali Hai hit a shot that car-
omed hard off the mound.
Shane Pelkey, at shortstop for Haley's, charged the
ball that went straight up in the air. Pelkey snagged the
ball and while still in flight, fired to first to get
Schneerer by a step.
In the third inning, a walk, a double to right cen-
ter by Chad Richardson and a walk to Mattay loaded
the bases with one out.
Lorenzo Rivera hit a grounder to second baseman
David Bryant, who tagged Mattay going to second and
threw to first to get the double play, stopping the rally
and saving at least one run.
Haley's managed just two hits on the night but
manufactured eight unearned runs thanks to some wild
pitches, passed balls and six Bali Hai errors.
Steve Faasse hit a blue darter single to left and
Bryant had a single to right for Haley's.
Josh Wimberly led Bali Hai with a double to right
in the second and a single and a run scored in the
fourth, Will Scanlon had a single and Richardson had
a double for Bali Hai.
Bali Hai manager Victor Mattay said it was a case
of bad luck and bad timing.
"In his first at bat, catcher Sean Pittman got hit and
had to come out for three innings and my other start-
ing catcher was hurt. That really hurt," Mattay said.
"But I've got to hand it to Haley's. They made some
great plays."

Betsy Hills tops Bridge Street
11-3 in slugfest
Betsy Hills Real Estate beat Bridge Street Pier &
Cafe in the AA pitching-machine league Saturday, Feb.
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Girls and boys in the second through fifth grades
at Anna Maria Elementary School competed in a bas-
ketball shooting contest where the players have one
minute to make as many points as possible from des-
ignated spots on the court. Point values of one, two
and three points are awarded for baskets. Players are
allowed to shoot from any spot they choose.
This year's fourth to fifth grade Hot Shot
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Reynolds. Second and third grade champions are
Broderick West and Carly Bartlett.
The following boys and girls advanced to the
finals by placing in the top ten.
Second and third grade boys: Mikey
Schweitzer, Joel Mitchell, Alex Phillips, Dylan


and two runs scored.
Severin Wallstead had a single and made a fine
fielding play near the mound, throwing the runner out
at first to end a Bridge Street rally.
Hostetler's home run was a shot that went to the
fence in right field and he never stopped running, slid-
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Reyes' home run was a rope in the fifth, hitting
the fence on one bounce. Reyes also kept running
and just got under the tag applied by Heath English.
The play could have gone either way, but Reyes was
safe.
For Bridge Street, Nathan Hickerson had a
single in the first and Justin Dearlove had a double
to knock him in, scoring himself when Betsy Hills
couldn't make the play at third and home with
Dearlove running wild.
Dearlove hit another single in the fourth inning and
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Call Gibbons for LL info
Parents and anyone else with questions about the
Anna Maria Little League should call league president
Bob Gibbons at 778-7431.
The Anna Maria Island CommunityCenter is the
host site for the league, providing maintenance of the
field and supervision for children playing at the Cen-
ter.
Little League rules prevent the Center from oper-
ating a league under its non-profit status. Little League
requires that a publicly elected board operate the
league.
Scot Dell of the Center wishes Little League a great
season and said the best way to help is to volunteer.

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-
ing the sign. Once you have the sign, the renewal cost
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Families who want to be Little League donors for
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MCC invites Little Leaguers
The Manatee Community College baseball team is
inviting all area Little League players to attend its first
home conference game Friday, March 3.
Little League players who wear their uniforms and
their families will be admitted free of charge.
Please be at the stadium at the school by 6:45 p.m.
where Little Leaguers will accompany MCC players on
to the field to sing the National Anthem.
The field is located at 34th Street and 57th Avenue
in Bradenton. For more information, contact Coach
Brian Hill II at 755-1511, extension 4607.

Island seniors bring home tennis gold
Six Islanders won first-place gold medals Feb. 20
at the Gulf Coast Senior Games held at G.T. Bray Park
in Bradenton.
Manatee County sponsors the games.
Glenn Schwanberg of Holmes Beach won the
singles tennis title in the 70-74 age bracket and also
won the men's doubles with partner Dick Gellman of
Bradenton Beach.
It was the first gold in singles for Schwanberg and
his fourth in doubles play.
In the age 55-59 men's doubles, Bob Pawling of
Holmes Beach and Neville Clarke of Anna Maria were
first.
The 65-69 age bracket was won by Ernest
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Probably more than you ever wanted to know about passes


It was no great surprise that Sarasota's controver-
sial Midnight Pass matter has been referred to a com-
mittee for further review. Seldom does such a big is-
sue get decided quickly, and sending something to
committee is always a good way to stall making a de-
cision. I would think that 17 years was enough stalling
on whether or not to open the pass that has closed be-
tween Siesta and Casey keys in Sarasota County.
Anyway, I've been thinking about passes or inlets
for the past week or so, and thought a primer might be
of interest. Consider Longboat Pass between south
Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key as the example,
but most of the inlets along Southwest Florida share the
same characteristics. Maybe you'll think about passes
a little differently as you cross a bridge or watch the
water flow in and out after you read this.
Inlets are some of the most dynamic elements of
any water system found in this part of Florida. The
passes are the point of ingress and egress of water ex-
change between bays and the Gulf of Mexico, and cur-
rent through a pass can be extreme. Coupled with
strong winds, navigation can be exciting, to say the
least, and shoals can shift with every tidal exchange.
The phrase "local knowledge" probably best suits
the navigational needs of most of our channels into or
out of the Gulf.-
Offshore shoals continually shift because of mi-
grating beach sand, and it's sometimes not feasible to
keep buoys in place to mark where the deepest water
lies. Longboat Pass is one of three federally maintained
waterways between the Sarasota Bay system and the
Gulf around here. It is periodically surveyed and, when
shoaling occurs to a point where actual depths are less
than the designed project depths, dredged by the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers in cooperation with the West
Coast Inland Navigation District.
The U.S. Coast Guard maintains aids to navigation
at the inlets.
Both current and historic inlets have formed,
closed, and reopened over their life span, due in part to
natural processes as well as human intervention. Such
events directly affect the amount of water flowing



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through an inlet during a tidal cycle. Scientists call that
water flow a tidal prism. Dredging one inlet can impact
another inlet several miles down the coast. Other
changes can take place by changing the area of the bay
adjacent to a pass, and inlets have closed due to too
much sediment filling an inlet or too much sand mov-
ing up and down the coast and not enough water flow-
ing through the passes.
Another important factor about inlets is caused by
strong storms. An inlet can form, cease to exist, or
move during strong storms through a process called
storm overwash. In the stretch of barrier islands from
Tampa Bay to Venice there are 16 sites identified as
particularly vulnerable to storm overwash. One is at
14th Street South in Bradenton Beach, where a historic
inlet once existed. It's also the narrowest strip of land
on Anna Maria Island.
So you've got this dynamic, often-changing pass
between two barrier islands. The most dynamic ele-
ments of an already unstable system are the shoals in-
side and outside the pass itself. Scientists call the shoals
on the outside (Gulf side) of a pass ebb-tidal deltas.
They-tend to retreat or bend in response to the interac-
tion between incoming waves and ebb tides, and are
formed of sediment washed out from the bay, material
eroded from the main ebb channel, and long shore drift,
sometimes called littoral drift.
Other shoals on the inside of an inlet are called
flood tidal deltas. Incoming tides bring sediment land-
ward through the inlet via the main channel producing
a similar shallow water, delta-like feature on the bay
side of the pass. The interplay of ebb and flood tides on
the bay side delta creates spits and spill-over lobes
where ebb currents run strong. However, flood tidal
deltas are less prone to change than ebb tidal deltas
along this reach of the coast.
Over time, flood tidal deltas become stabilized by
seagrasses and mangroves, and eventually serve as
nurseries for juvenile fish and are important fishing
grounds.
Flood tidal deltas, because of their bayside loca-
tion, have been subjected to land development. A good
local example is Jewfish Key, which originally was two
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joined together when the Intracoastal Waterway was
dredged in the 1950s, allegedly by the landowner's
"gift" of a case of scotch whiskey to the dredge captain.
Jewfish Key today is the site of a smattering of single-
family homes.
Inlets tend to want to move, or migrate, up and
down the coast as the ebb and flood shoals move,
so too do the inlets. Since we've built upon the sandy
shores near the inlets, we want to protect our invest-
ments, so many inlets have been stabilized. Scientists
call the act "hardening," and basically it's just jetties
or seawalls or rocks that are placed along one or both
sides of a pass to keep the water and sand in one place.
Sometimes they work. Sometimes they cause more
problems up or down the beach.
There are four basic types of inlets in Southwest
Florida: tide dominated, wave dominated, mixed en-
ergy with straight shape, and mixed energy with offset
shape. Longboat Pass is a tide-dominated inlet, with a
relatively stable ebb tidal deltas. "Relatively" is key
here, as anyone who has watched the pass in the past
few years can attest.

Commercial note
Most of the information provided above was from
a wonderful little book authored by Dr. Gus Antonini
and David Fann entitled "A Historical Geography of
Southwest Florida Waterways." The authors looked at
historic charts circa 1890, aerial photos circa 1960. and
aerials in the past few years to piece together the
changes that have taken place from Anna Maria Sound
to Lemon Bay in the past 100 years. The book is avail-
able at either of the two Island libraries.

Sandscript factoid
This isn't a factoid as much as a story about how
things have changed for the better.
Every newspaper I've ever heard of has a style-
book a way to ensure that everybody uses the same
terms and phrases the same way week after week. We
at The Islander have two: an Associated Press manual
and our own, in-house missive. Our own six-page
stylebook introduces some simple guidelines for our
writers to follow, like always capitalizing "Island"
when referring to Anna Maria Island, or having The
Islander in italics when referenced in an article.
I had to grimace when I read about the Tampa
Tribune's 1945 stylebook. It was five pages, and had
this phrase as to "Negro" under a section called
"Don'ts:"
"Don't use the word Negro over and over in the
same story. Make it the prisoner or the defendant so as
to avoid repetition."
As Steve Otto wrote in a column:
"It was the terrible fact that almost the only time a
black person appeared in print was as a prisoner or
defendant."
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Get ready because snook are going to turn on


By Capt. David Futch
Continued warm weather means snook soon will be
coming out of their secret lairs and move into area passes.
A number of guides said they caught small snook last
week but the big ones didn't seem interested in anything
thrown their way.
Capt. Thorn Smith of Angler's Repair said that's
because the bigger snook are smarter.
And to set the record straight, there is a 26-inch mini-
mum size limit and a 34-inch maximum size limit on
snook. The season is clused Dec. 15 to Jan. 31 and in June,
July and August. There is also a two-fish daily bag limit.
Annie's Bait & Tackle reporting for Capt. Zach
Zacharias said he caught "a pretty amazing mixed bag for
a week in February."
In a six-day period last week, Zach's people caught
cobia, pompano, mackerel, sheepshead, flounder, man-
grove snapper, grouper, speckled trout, bluefish, snook
and redfish. On a charter Thursday, fifth-grader Jennifer
Willins from East Northport, Long Island, caught a 20-
pound cobia, her biggest fish to date.
Capt. Sam Kimball on the Legend out of Annie's in
Cortez said the grouper have moved offshore further and
he's having to go way out to get keepers. Kimball said he
caught a lot of mangrove snapper to five pounds and por-
gies and triggerfish to two pounds using cut bait, shrimp
and pinfish. In the bays, Kimball said he caught pompano
to three pounds, sheepshead to five and cobia to 25
pounds.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said a lot of
pompano and whiting are along the beaches of Anna
Maria Island. There are some cobia showing since the
weather warmed up and the sun came out. Any close-to-
shore structure is good for them, and the one-mile reef and
Coquina reef off Coquina Beach are also cobia hot spots.
Snook fishing is picking up along the Intracoastal
Waterway, while the grouper seem to be in the 20- to 30-
mile range.
S Offshore snapper fishing is still real good, but make
sure to take some live shrimp when you go grouper fish-
ing.
"That's the secret," Lowman said. "We all know
people who fish for snapper with cut sardines, but shrimp
gives you that extra edge."
Lee Goss at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
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Fishermen are getting them on select shrimp.
Reds and trout have been good on the flats, while
pompano are biting in the passes. Some anglers are catch-
ing grouper in 40 feet of water, Goss said.
Dave Johnson of Snead Island Crab House said
some trout have been caught in Terra Ceia Bay, but that's
all he's heard in terms of up-river fishing and fishing near
the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.
Capt. Justin Moore of the Primadonna II said
redfishing remains hot on low tides. Many of the fish are
big, from 27 to 30 inches. Moore said he's also getting
trout to 20 inches using shrimp.
"There's some bait starting to show, but it's not warm
enough yet," Moore said. "The water is warmer than it has
been, but you have to remember the air at night is cool."
Capt. Tom Chaya on board the Dolphin Dreams
out of Captain's Marina in Holmes Beach said fishing has
taken off with the warm weather, and he hopes it sticks
around.
"We had a good week of snapper fishing. We caught
a couple of hog snapper and it's kind of rare to catch them
on a hook and line," Chaya said. "Sheepshead are start-
ing to peak and will be done soon, while snook fishing
should be in full swing soon."
Capt. Smith of Angler's Repair on Cortez Road
said since the water warmed up he's doing pretty good. On
Friday his people caught flounder 16 to 19 inches. Trout
from 10 to 21 inches and a few pompano and redfish to
22 inches.
"We're seeing quite a few snook, but the smaller ones
seem to bite and the big ones aren't because they're
smarter. We're starting to see white bait and I expect
things to pop pretty soon. If we have weather like this for
another week these snook should turn on."
Capt. Curt Morrison on the Neva-Miss in Cortez
says he's been catching a number of red and gag grouper,
mangrove snapper and triggerfish.
Capt. Joe Webb of the charter boat Old Florida
made a weekend trip to Boca Grande and Cabbage Key,
catching a bunch of red and gag grouper and mangrove
snapper near some rocks off Venice.
Capt. Matt Denham on board the Rip Tide at
Captain's Marina said he had to cancel a couple of
trips last week because of the wind. On a day he could
get out, Denham slayed the grouper and brought almost
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BUILDERS HOME FURNITURE Displayed but never
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(sofa by day, bed at night) frame and mattress $199;
daybed (white with brass finials) including two mattresses
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ERICCSON CELL PHONE with car and home
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AVON CALLING COSMETICS, gifts and Christmas
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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.
COMMERCIAL
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.
SEASONAL RENTALS
4503 Gulf Dr. LARGE IBR/IBA complete remodel. 1/2 block to Gulf.
LONGBOAT KEY CANALFRONT 2BR/1.5BA condo. Walk to beach
ANNUAL RENTAL
WATERFRONT 2BR/2BA, heated pool, tennis.
Call Lu for rates and schedules
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
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ANNUAL FLEA MARKET, Saturday, Mar. 4, 9am-
3pm. Baked goods, crafts, clothing, jewelry, linens,
tools, books, white elephants, furniture. Come and
have lunch with us. Mt. Vernon Clubhouse. 4701 In-
dependence, south off Cortez Road.
SALE, SATURDAY, MAR. 4, 9am-3pm. Multi family,
smoker, chairs, file cabinets and more. 527 Bayview
Place, between pier and Rotten Ralph's.
ESTATE SALE, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Mar. 3-5,
8am-4pm. House full of collectibles, antiques, house-
hold, lots of costume and sterling jewelry, clothing,
toys, air compressor, tents, double dresser with mir-
ror, books and much more. Plenty of parking across
street at beach. Everything 1/2 price Sunday. 1201
South Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach.
REDECORATING SALE Friday and Saturday,
Mar 3-4, 8am-1pm. Rattan couch, dining set, out-
door chairs, king bed linens, bric-a-brac, some
kitchen items, tapes, records, Hartman luggage.
210 Oak, Anna Maria.


BINGO: THURSDAYS, 7PM. Smoke free. Annie
Silvers Community Center. Refreshments available.
23rd and Ave. C, Bradenton Beach.


ANN HARMON
The only Accredited
Residential Manager
i on Anna Maria Island


2501 Gulf Drive,
Bradenton Beach
www.oldfloridarealty.com
gussie@ix.netcom.com
800 778-9599
941 778-6849


LOST FROM THIRD Street South, Bradenton
Beach. "Satchmo", black kitty, white whiskers,
white star, coat medium length. Weight, 14 Ibs.
Reward. 778-6000.

FOUND PRESCRIPTION SUNGLASSES, Feb. 12,
500 block 69th St., Holmes Beach. 778-0256.
FOUND IN ANNA MARIA, lost kitty. Gray tabby with
yellow mixed. Female approximately one to two
years old. Very affectionate. Please call 779-0621.
SMALL WHITE ENVELOPE, $280. Please call, 778-
3192.
CINNAMON COCKATIEL, answers to "Sparky".
Owner is heart broken. Reward. 778-2995.


"CRITTER SITTER", five years in pet care, 21 years
as Island residents. Tender loving care for your pets,
with in-home visits. 778-6000.


I More Island
news than any
other source.


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PANORAMIC NORTH & SOUTH VIEWS from this newly
listed Gulffront lot on Anna Maria's pristine "natu-
ral beach"! 50 feet direct Gulf frontage and 60
feet street frontage with depth of 125 feet. Plus
land to mean high water line. Cleared and ready
for new construction with lovely tropical foliage.
This is a "one of a kind" lot for discriminating buyer
desiring their home in paradise! Asking $895,000.


since 4w
s 1957
MARIE LIC.REAL ESTATE
FRANKLIN REALTY BROKER
"We ARE the Island."
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250


PLYMOUTH VALIANT, 1964. 200 Signet convertible,
white with red interior, automatic transmission, air
conditioning, slant six. Runs great, must sell. Make
offer. 779-0413.
1997 FORD ESCORT wagon, mint-silver, loaded.
27,000 miles. Warranty. $10,600. 383-6139. Refrigera-
tor, ice and water in door, $50. Excellent condition.
1992 CAPRI XR2 five speed, turbo convertible. Ex-
cellent condition. Must see to appreciate. $4,875.
After 5:00, 778-8608.
1987 BUICK LESABRE. Great transportation, needs
some work. $850. 778-1746, evenings if possible.



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


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.
$849,900. Call Dennis Rauschl 778-'
4800. Eves. 730-3619.


DIRECT GULFFRONT 1BR/1BA each
floor. To be sold with adjoining property
which is a 3BR/2BA home. Total of 80
by 100 ft. Gulffront, zoned C-2. Pres-
ently rented seasonally, turnkey fur-
nished. $850,000. Lynn Hostetler 778-
4800. MLS40129


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 lb.
boat lift. $895,000. Dennis Rauschl
778-4800. Eves 725-3934. 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-
4800. MLS42108


CLOSE TO BEACHES Contemporary
3BR/2.5BA, open floor plan with many
new features. Master bedroom and two
baths on ground with two bedrooms and
half bath on second floor with balcony
overlooking great room. $185,000. Dick
Maher/Dave Jones 778-4800. MLS36165


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YACHT CLEANING by Carleen. Detailing and wax-
ing. 20 years experience. Island resident, references.
941-233-7337.
VISIT HISTORIC EGMONT Key for great family fun,
by boat. We also offer fishing and diving charters.
Call Ocean Action at 794-5980.
AT DOCK HULL cleaning. For appointment call S&W
Hull Cleaning, 752-7014 or mobile 960-4305.
1986 31'11" Rampole Sport Fisherman, twin diesels;
1995 32' Luhrs with diesels, 129K; 1989 Searay 44'
convertible; 1976 Hatteras 53'; 1990 Ocean 48' Su-
per Sport; 1990 Tiara 31' new tower. Lots more.
Dave, 778-7456 or 228-3489, broker.
MERCURY 4HP outboard motor. Good condition.
$300. 778-6021.
17' CHRIS CRAFT Runabout with trailer. Inboard-
outboard, new motor, covers, all accessories. $2,500.
778-7734.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Library.
Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-6247.


DON & KAREN SCHRODER, REALTORS

REDUCED $5,400!
Just across your private f
bridge and down by the bay
rests this fresh and bright .. !
2BR/2BA six-year young _
condo. Two screened -l. 1
porches within a split-bed-
room plan. Beautiful pool
area. Under-building park-
ing for two cars. It's mid-Island location is close to shopping and
beach, making it perfect for personal or investment usage.
Florida contemporary furniture may also be purchased, if de-
sired. You can own a "piece of paradise" now for only $124,500.


M GULFSTREAM
4 REALTY
941-778-2200


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.
DISHWASHERS/PREP COOK wanted. Will train.
Good work atmosphere. Staff meal. Apply in person
to Chez Andre, 5406 Marina Drive in the Island Shop-
ping Center, Holmes Beach.
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 a
plus, but will train for career opportunity. Fax resume
with salary requirements to 778-7071.
BURNS SECURITY, SIX security officers needed for
Bradenton and Longboat Key. 331-2500 for job infor-
mation. DFWP/EOE/M/F/H/V.


NEW SEAFOOD RESTAURANT opening in Cortez.
All positions available, full-time, part-time, flexible.
798-9710.
PART TIME TELEPHONE receptionist wanted. Must
have excellent phone skills and professional attitude.
Congenial atmosphere. Great pay. 778-6444.


MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, mulching, trim-
ming, clean-up, edgings, and more. Hard-working and
responsible. Excellent references. Edward 778-3222.

LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.

HAVING A MAC ATTACK? Call for help with Mac or
PC. Training, internet, hardware selection and 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
778-8473.




FRESH MULLET SALE

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FRESH MULLET T-SHIRTS & TANKS $10
Mail order add $3 for postage and handling.
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach
941-778-7978 Fax 778-9392


Open 7 Days a Week For Your Convenience!
Also ... 24 hours a day on the world wide web
at www.islandreal.com

SALES RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT I Ireon )


"PRICE-LESS" Key Royale beauty 3BR/
2BA canalfront home recently painted, new
ceramic tile, two-car garage, room for pool.
Don't miss this one! $269,000.


FLAMINGO CAY outstanding 3BR/2BA
canalfront home with caged pool, lovely water
views and no bridges to Intracoastal. Light and
bright interior had tile and terrazzo floors, open
split plan and newer A/C. $215,900.


BEAUTIFUL 3BR/2BA Bay Palms
canalfront home. Immaculate! Large Florida
room, porch with jacuzzi. Main bedroom has
private sitting room. Two-car garage, deck,
boat lift. Furniture package extra. $298,000.


DIVINE DUPLEX! Meticulously maintained el-
evated duplex in Bradenton Beach. Each side
2BR/2BA with open living area, dining and
kitchen. Carport and garage on each side, common
laundry facilities, decks off both units. $199,900.


SUN PLAZA WEST direct Gulffront condo! PERICO BAY CLUB 2BR/2BA condo
Turnkey furnished with new tile and carpet overlooking lagoon and nature preserve. Tile
and A/C. Complex features pool, tennis patio deck for entertaining, glass enclosed
court and miles of wide walking beach! lanai plus screened deck. One-car garage,
$419,000. steps to the pool and tennis. $139,900.


SZSS . .


All my listings
have sold ...

Let me help you
sell your house!


Call Piroska Kallay at 778-2261
After hours 778-3778
Fax: 778-7944 (800) 422-6325
605C Manatee Ave.
RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE, INC. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
an independently owned and operated member of Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation


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

BANKRUPTCY $200, Divorce $150 to $200. Adoption,
corporations, modifications, power of attorney, name
change. Suncoast Paralegal Services 742-4788.
IN HOME COMPUTER tutor. I teach more about your
computer than you can learn in any classroom. Cer-
tified teacher. 383-5372.
PIANO KEYBOARD LESSONS by professional pia-
nist. 25 years experience. All ages, all styles. Gentle
teaching approach. Affordable prices. Call Larissa,
758-6622.

INCOME TAX SERVICE, over 30 years experience.
Ohio and Michigan our specialty. Call Pat at Kenney
Tax Service, 761-8156.

KINGS PRESSURE WASHING great Spring spe-
cials. Houses, roofs, lanais. All exteriors. Free esti-
mates. Give your home a brand new look. 739-0196.

PUT YOUR HOUSEWORK in our hands. "L&J Su-
preme Klean". Free estimates, all work guaranteed.
Call Laureen or John, 753-6843 or 762-4515 pager.

ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
advertising!




SE mail: smithami@gate.net
Web site: www.smithrealtors.com


NEW LISTING COCONUTS CONDO. 1BR/1BA
condo in small eighteen-unit Gulffront complex. End,
ground-floor unit on the courtyard. On-site manage-
ment, heated pool, excellent rental history. $120,000
furnished turnkey. Call Carol Williams 744-0700 eves.


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SANDY POINTE 2BR/2BA bright, cheerful condo
with views over pool and mangrove wetlands.
Screened lanai with peek at bay. Parking and stor-
age under building. Near beach and shops. Turnkey
furnished with an artistic flair. $124,900. Visit us at
www.dialtheduncans.net or call Judy or Darcie
Duncan 779-2290.
BRADENTON
LAKEBRIDGE A lovely 2BR/2BA villa with many up-
grades. Florida room, eat-in kitchen, glass-enclosed
porch, garage. Pergo and ceramic tile floors through-
out. Delightful fenced enclosed L-shaped courtyard
for gardening. A must see! $117,900. Call Zee
Catanese 794-8991 eves.
WEST BRADENTON 2BR/1BA home with glass en-
closed porch. Central air and heat, security system.
Nice lot with fruit trees and sprinkler system.
$78,900. Call Carla Price 778-5648 eves.
PERICO BAY CLUB Well-maintained 2BR/2BA
condo with views of the estuary, bay and nature
walk. Eat-in kitchen, cathedral ceilings, screened
lanai, fully furnished, heated pool, tennis, clubhouse
and security gate. $134,900. Call Carol Williams,
744-0700 eves.


i REALTORS
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
SCall (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
Nous parlons francais
Mit uns koennen Sie deutsch reden
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS WEEK MLS r 1


TUTORING GRADES four to nine. Math based on
understanding and problem solving. Reading com-
prehension, and vocabulary. Retired teacher. Rea-
sonable. Call George, 792-7377.
CLEANING: RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL, sea-
sonal, rentals, weekly, bi-weekly or monthly.
Hardworking, reliable, honest. References. Please
call Lee, 795-0002.


JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE Residen-
tial/commercial, full-service maintenance, landscaping in-
stallation, clean-ups, tree trimming, ponds, native plants,
butterfly gardens. Excellent references. 778-5294.
FREE SNOW REMOVAL Shell, dirt, mulch or stone
delivered and spread for a small fee. Yard clean-up.
Dump truck for hire. Free estimates. Call Dave
Bannigan, 794-6971.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If it's
broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior discount.
Call 778-2581 or 713-0676.


POMPAY'S LANDSCAPING. Tree trimming and cut-
ting, sod and concrete work. Call Ross today for free
bid, 941-722-5193. References available upon request.


PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and instal-
lation. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and trees.
Irrigation and pest control service. Everything Under
the Sun Garden Centre. 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. 778-4441.

SHELL DELIVERED AND spread, $25 a yard. Haul-
ing, all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free esti-
mates. Call Larry at 779-1529.



VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/
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#
CRC 035261.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vi-
nyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. Thirty-three year Island resident. Call Jim
Bickal at 778-1730.
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free
estimates, no overtime charges. (FL#RF0038118)
778-3924 or 778-4461.


DEBBIE DIAL MOVES TO PARADISE!


BILL ALEXANDER AND LYNN HOSTETLER ARE PLEASED TO AN-
NOUNCE THAT DEBBIE DIAL HAS JOINED THE RENTAL TEAM OF LIZ
ANDRICKS AND MARY HOSTETLER, WHO FOR SIXTEEN YEARS
HAVE HELPED BUILD ONE OF THE FINEST RENTAL COMPANIES ON
FLORIDA'S GULF COAST. BETWEEN OUR TREMENDOUS GROWTH
AND DRAMATIC INCREASE IN INTERNET RESERVATIONS WE ARE
ALL GLAD TO WELCOME 18-YEAR VETERAN RENTAL MANAGER,
DEBBIE DIAL TO OUR COMPANY. DEBBIE WILL ALSO ASSIST DAVID
VANDE VREDE IN HIS INTERNATIONAL MARKETING CAMPAIGN, TO
INSURE THAT OUR RECORD VOLUME OF OVERSEAS VACATION RE-
QUESTS CONTINUES AT THIS RECORD PACE. GIVE DEBBIE, LIZ OR
MARY A CALL FOR ANY OF YOUR PROPERTY MANAGEMENT NEEDS
OR JUST STOP IN AND SAY HELLO! -- -r f


A Paradise Rental Management Inc.
5201 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217


S778-4800
800 237-2252
www.aparadiserentals.com


Residential Commercial/Industrial Property Management Mortgage Loans Title Insurance Vacation Rentals


Carol S. Heinze
REALTOROCRS
751-1155
Eves. 778-5059


Denise Langlois
BROKER/SALESPERSON
751-1155
Eves. 795-8748


ELEVATED VILLA. 2BR/2BA villa
half of a duplex with eat-in kitchen,
carport and large storage room.
Screened porch and sun deck.
Well-maintained corner lot only two
blocks from the Gulf. $169,900.
IB42905
LARGE COUNTRY HOMESITES.
For the nature lover in all of us -
three parcels, each more than five
acres, east of 1-75 ranging in price
from $39,900 to $40,680. IB20404


ISLAND TRIPLEX. Only steps to the beach
makes this property desirable. Two 2BR/1BA and
one studio apartment and a two-car garage.
Great investment! $325,000. B100912.
PALMA SOLA WOODS. 3BR/2BA home
on quiet cul-de-sac. Open and spacious, ca-
thedral ceiling, huge lanai, fenced yard, two-
car garage and only 10 minutes from the
beach. $145,000. 1841536
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


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KEY ROYALE. Easy access to
the bay from this updated, 2BR/
2BA, canalfront home with heated
pool and fruit trees. Turnkey fur-
nished. $259,000. IB42365
TROPICAL HORIZONS Four
Gulffront units being sold as one
investment property. Large, bright
and turnkey furnished 2BR/2BA
condos with glassed in balconies
and great views. Pool. Excellent
rental history. $880,000. IB42617


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


VACATION RENTALS?

TALK TO BOB LOHSE

778-0766


VISIT US AT WWW.ARVIDAREALTY.COM


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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Snd's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
awn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
Law We Monitor Irrigation Systems
Service INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
778.1345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
Established in 1983_
@@ T@U@'S STATE LICENSED & INSURED
@@GaU@D@[3 CRC 035261 EXPERIENCED
@@I9 @TB@~N0@ JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION
CONSTRUCTION Remodeling Contractors
CONSTRUCTION In-house plan designs
CON STC@ T OYD Building Anna Maria since 1975
B gV[@BffB5 _ (941) 778-2993

Paradise Improvements 778-4173
S Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
Replacement Doors and Windows
Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
Lic#CBC056755

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


S"The Girls"
(5r5 Residential Cleaning:
Weekly Bi-Weekly Monthly One Time
Mobile Detailing: Autos Boats RVs
Exterior and Interior Services Availablel 778-1984


Residential Commercial
Check our references:
"Quality work at a reasonable price."
Licensed/Insured Serving Anna Maria Island Since 1986 761-8900


INVESTORS
Profitable real estate investments with little personal
time required. $100,000 minimum. We specialize in
manufactured, mobile home & RV communities
Rob Smith 778-9753 home Fortune Real Estate 755-1339




Free Estimates Fully Insured
SPECIALIZING IN BOATLIFTS, DOCKS AND SEAWALLS
792-5685 Fax 795-4329










Gillian Busard, FinancialAdvisor
(941) 365-8500
Legg Mason, Wood Walker, Inc.
Member NYSE Member SIPC

NOW OPEN *
ISLAND DOG GROOMING
Call for appointment 778-4443
ALL BREEDS EXPERT GROOMING (NO CAGE DRYING)
Jenny Person, Owner & Operator
WITH THIS AD RECEIVE
$3 OFF GROOMING $2 OFF BATH
Exp. 3/30/00
111 7th St. N., Bradenton Beach
2 Blocks North of Cortez Bridge. Behind Green Turtle Gift Shop


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. Call 795-1947.

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

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.
CUSTOM TILE DESIGN, installed floor tile,
countertops and backsplashes. Fancy for the price of
plain. Call Terry or Greg at 795-4995.
B & D SEAMLESS aluminum gutters, five or six inch
available. Insured, free estimates. Dean Guth, owner
and operator, 729-0619.
SCREEN REPAIRS, all home repairs, big or small.
Drywall repairs, painting, tile, ceiling fans. Low prices,
call 504-2027.


WATERFRONT RENTALS with dock. Seasonal/
annual, furnished/unfurnished. Owner operated.
Beautiful views, no pets. Prices from $350 week,
$800 month. 794-5980.

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 purchase price
of $18,500 at closing. 778-4523 or 800-977-0803.

VACATION RENTALS 2BR apartments across form
beautiful beach $450 per week. Winter dates still
available. Almost Beach Apartments 778-2374.

NEWLY REMODELED office/shop space, approxi-
mately 750 sq. ft. on busy Pine Ave., Anna Maria
City. $535. Ample parking. 795-5225.

ANNUAL RENTAL WANTED, Anna Maria or Holmes
Beach. Close to beach, 1 or 2BR. Couple, non smok-
ers, no pets. 778-1496.
HOLMES BEACH CANALFRONT home, furnished
2BR/2BA, garage, dock, laundry. Available 4/1 11/
30. Many extras. $1,600 per month, $550 per week.
Call 813-286-9814.
LOVELY APARTMENT AVAILABLE in March.
Charming interior, 2BR/1BA fully furnished on Anna
Maria Gulf beach. No pets. 778-3143.
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
or 813-920-3845.
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.
SEASONAL MONTHLY AVAILABLE after May 1,
2000.2BR/1 BA, two blocks to Gulf beaches. 778-2891.
WANTED TO RENT, year 2001, 1 or 2/BR condo or
home on Anna Maria Island north of Manatee Ave.
Approximately Jan. 9 to Mar. 9. Non-smoking, non-
drinking senior citizens. 383-1316.
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.


PANORAMIC HIDEAWAY, first floor fully furnished
one and 2BR apartments available. Part of March
and April. Also some next season. 778-7107.
ANNUAL RENTAL ON the North end of Anna Maria.
A canalfront home on beautiful Bimini Bay. 3BR/2BA
and den. Water views from every room with a wrap
around porch to enjoy the bay breezes. Deep water
dock. Available immediately. $2,500 a month. Mike
Norman Realty, 778-6696.
CUTE GARAGE TOP apartment just steps to beach.
$500. For more information call Valerie Kruz, 778-
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crowave, washer/dryer. Block to beach. $1,400
month. Available March, April. 407-846-8741.
FOR RENT, CITY of Anna Maria. Jan. through
March 2001. 3BR/1BA immaculate private home.
Family room, laundry room, carport, patio, close to
bay and Gulf. $2,000 monthly, three month mini-
mum. 352-787-9812.
SURF SIDE STUDIO 1BA $800 per month plus
assurity/security. Available now. Hurry, it won't last!
792-2779. Annual only.
INDULGE YOURSELF. Spend summer in paradise.
Gulffront home. nicely furnished. Central air, front
and rear decks. 1BR sleeps four. May through Octo-
ber only. Four month minimum, prefer six. $900
month includes cable, water, phone. 779-0095.
FAMILY RELOCATING NEEDS 3BR family home
starting end of March. Anna Maria, Holmes Beach,
Bradenton area. Call 778-4874.
FURNISHED APARTMENTS, South Bradenton
Beach. Gulf view. Utilities included. 1BR, $75 day,
$500 week, $1,300 month. 2BR, $100, $600, $1,600.
504-6009, 746-5597.
GULFVIEW 3BR/2BA HOME, fully furnished, four-
car garage. $800 weekly, $2,200 monthly, plus tax.
Leave message, 813-684-2644.
HOLMES BEACH, 3BR/3BA home, one house from
Gulf. Available for April. $2,800. Welcome to para-
dise. 778-1305.
KEY WEST ELEVATED 2BR/2BA, two blocks from
beach, covered deck, extra storage. $170,000. 2918
Ave. C. 778-0812.
AVAILABLE NEXT SEASON, spectacular Gulf views
from two decks. 150' from Gulf. Spacious and com-
pletely furnished, washer/dryer, dishwasher, fire-
place, all amenities. 107 Oak Ave., Anna Maria. Mini-
mum three months. $2,400 month. $2,200 month for
four months. Call for appointment. Bob, 813-621-
0829 days, 813-837-4454 nights.
ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH, 2BR/2BA, recreation
room, large deck, washer/dryer. Available April 1,
2000. $900 month plus utilities. First, last, and secu-
rity. 794-2947.
ADORABLE COTTAGE, wood floors, renovated,
central air conditioning, washer/dryer. 2BR/1 BA close
to beach, bay, shops. $800 month, $450 week, 106
Church St., Bradenton Beach. 813-258-2411.
JUST OPENED, 2BR/1BA mobile. Cottage like living.
Sleeps three, completely furnished. Shopping near by.
"Bay to Beach". $1.195. Tricycle. 941-778-4181, tape.
PRIVATE BEACH, VERY nice one and two bedroom
vacation rentals. Gulf view. Openings now, by the
week. Not available for 2001. 778-1086.
FOR RENT, 1 BR duplex for 2000-2001 season. One
block from beach, close to stores and restaurants.
$1,250 per month. 779-2439.
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GULFFRONT LOT, dead-end street one of a kind!
There are no more like this. $399,000, 778-4523 or
800-977-0803.

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.

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.INew custom tile
and carpet. All appliances stay including washer/
dryer. Heated pool, tennis, boat dock included.
$129,900. Call Greg or Terry at 795-4995.
FIFTY FEET of Gulf beach with c ttage on North
Shore, Anna Maria. Principals only call 941-779-
9233.'Leave message, owners will respond.
CANAL FRONT, 3BR/3BA near the beach in Anna
Marial 75 by 148 lot, upgraded, in move-in condition.
$279,p00. Owner, 941-778-7765.
CANALFRONT HOME, Key Royale. Pbol, 15,000 lb. lift,
3BR/2BA, two-car garage. All new: appliances, baths,
kitchen, carpet, tile, windows, doors, s4a wall, and dock.
$349,000. Call 941-915-2432 or 941-545-6821.

LIFE CHANGING LOCATION. Driv+ 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 Annp 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 FirehoUse Road.

FOR iSALE BY owner, beautiful 2BR/2BA condo on
the beach. La Costa Condo. Call 618-466-6379.

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 b4 either two (2BR/
2BA)Iduplexes or a 4BR/4BA singlefamily 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 Zirz6w, 778-9171 or
Sand'Pebble Realty, 753-1620.

HOLMES BEACH beach block, 2BR/1.5BA home.
Wood paneling, parquet floors, fireplace patio. Pos-
sible pwner financing. $239,000. Ri(h Bohnenberger
Realty, 778-0355 or 779-9469.


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VISTA AT PALM AIRE, 2BR/2BA condo, 1.5 car ga-
rage, heated pool, clubhouse. Priced to sell at $94,500.
Rich Bohnenberger Realty, 778-0355 or 779-9469.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA, very large custom
home. Fireplace, boat dock, many extras, must see.
Now $289,900. Owner financing. Rich Bohnenberger
Realty, 778-0355 or 779-9469.
NAKOMIS, WEST OF the Trail. This 3BR/2BA home
is in move in condition and priced to sell. $125,000.
Rich Bohnenberger Realty, 778-0355 or 779-9469.
BRADENTON BEACH ELEVATED 2BR/1 BA duplex
close to bay and beach. Ideal rental. $235,000. Rich
Bohnenberger Realty, 778-0355 or 779-9469.
WESTBAY POINT and Moorings, by owner. Ground
level, 2BR/2BA, tiled floors, screened/glass enclosed
lanai. Excellent condition throughout. New furniture
included or sold separately. 778-1827.
CONDO ON THE Gulf, 2BR/2BA, heated pool, ten-
nis courts. Turn-key. $198,000. Call 956-447-3869.




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FOR SALE BY BUILDER, new home under construc-
tion 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
weekends 778-6131.

BAYFRONT! FANTASTIC rental properties located
directly on the Intracoastal/bay with Gulf view and
located one block from Gulf. This property includes
a 3BR/2BA elevated home with wood floors, fire-
place, 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 views of
bay. Great for investment or family estate. Call
Deborah Thrasher or John Hines, Wedebrock Real
Estate Co., 383-5543 or 778-3395 eves.

KEY WEST ELEVATED 2BR/2BA, two blocks from
beach, covered deck, extra storage. $170,000. 2918
Ave. C. 778-0812.


HISTORIC ANNA MARIA HOME
415 SPRING: The Clay House is back on the market and this
time the owner is very serious about selling. The Clay House is
a 3BR/2BA with a single carport and sits on one and one-half
lots measuring 78 X 145. Built in 1910 (see above photo), 1954
and 1994. Asking 1997 price of $219,000.
Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, Fl 34216
Phone & Fax: (941)778-1222
E-Mail: dougdowling@earthlink.net
http://home.earthlink.net/-dougdowling/


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CANALFRONT HOME with view of bay/intracoastal.
Dock with boat lift. 2BR/2BA with cathedral ceilings,
Spanish tile floors, cedar closets, oversized two-car
garage, sauna, screened enclosed lanais. New A/C,
refrigerator, dryer in 1998. Reduced! $270,000. Call
Deborah Thrasher, Wedebrock Real Estate Co., 383-
5543 or 778-3395 eves.

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

2BR/2BA Gulf view at La Costa Condominium. Ask-
ing $185,000. 778-2624.
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end of Anna Maria. Unlimited potential here to expand or knock down for


two great canalfront lots. 228 ft. on
duced to $319,500.
CAREFREE LIVING IN NORTHWEST
BRADENTON. This charming condo is
close to everything. Recently updated
with new ceramic tile, new appliances,
new A/C unit and fresh paint. Lovely cor-
ner unit in a relaxed complex and just
steps to the pool. Don't miss this oppor-
tunity for truly affordable living! $64,900.
JUST LISTED! This great income prop-
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Holmes Beach location. 2BR/2BA each
side updated in great condition. Don't
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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.


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3BR/2.5BA home on sailboat water with direct access
to Tampa Bay. Large caged heated pool, family room,
two-car garage, fenced yard, boat dock. $299,900.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE
3BR/2.5BA large furnished condo. Prime Holmes
Beach location. Two-car garage, pool, excellent rental.
$229,900.
SMUGGLER'S LANDING
Unique waterfront condo with a "Florida" lifestyle.
Choice of carpet, tile, cabinets. 40 foot deepwater dock,
heated pools, tennis, covered parking, elevators. Water-
front condo 3BR/2BA-$274,000. Townhouse 3BR/
3BA with elevator-$314,900.
PALMA SOLA BAYFRONT
3BR/4.5BA contemporary cedar home. Panoramic view
of Palma Sola Bay. Over 5,000 sq.ft of living area. Ca-
thedral ceiling, elevator, loft, family room, den, pool
and spa, deck, boat dock. $795,000.
OFF-ISLAND POOL HOME/
3BR/2BA family home. Palma Sola area. C ed pool,
nicely landscaped, very good condition. $1 1,900.
SAILBOAT WATER
3BR/2BA home on deep-water canal wit .rect access
to Tampa Bay. Ceramic tile, large caged 1, fireplace,
dock. Great Holmes Beach location. $26,,000.


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fireplace $2000 mo.
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from this carefree 2BR/2BA ground-level home.
Florida room opens onto a beautiful patio with
30 ft. solar-heated caged pool. Bright and airy
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149 "You don't say!"

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1 Foreign
dignitaries
2 Susan Luci's
character
3 Circus employee
4 Magazine
article?
5 Layflat
6 Delineate
7 Itinerary word
8 Bisected
9 It's all wound up
10 "Guitar Town"
singer Steve
11 Restrain, in a
way
12 --avis
13 They cause
blowups


14 Two-inch putt,
e.g.
15 Suppresses
one's
wanderlust
16 "White rump," in
Shawnee
17 Novelist Waugh
18 Cautious
person's
concerns
19 First name in
cosmetics
20 Winter warmer
26 Entice
32 Adam's first
wife, in Jewish
lore
33 Crunch maker
35 Historian
Toynbee
37 Darlin'
41 Kan. borderer
42 Year in Edward
the Confessor's
reign
44 Card sentiment,
sometimes
46 Less
sophisticated
47 "LaTraviata"
mezzo
48 Fought the clock
49 "Henry & June"
character
50 Grid parts
51 Issue
52 Pack item, for
short
53 Slapstick
projectiles
54 Eight-time
Norris Trophy
winner
56 Looks
57 It's handed
down
58 Groups of spies
62 A question of
possession
65 Stewart's role in
"Harvey"
66 Company


67 Social swimmer
69 Smoking or non,
e.g.: Abbr.
70 It's overyour
head
74 Hutch contents
75 Moth repellent
76 Big 10sch.
77 Catch some Z's
78 Fraternity row
characters
79 Frequent Rose
Bowl team
80 Refuse
81 Shoots again
82 They sometimes
flash "12:00"
83 Shell competitor


84 Tony-winner
Worth
85 Coward, in
Aussie slang
88 "TheAge of
Bronze" sculptor
89 It may be bid
90 Long
92 Jet black
93 Vier preceder
94 In the near
future
95 Neville Brand
western
97 Onion chopper,
e.g.
98 Name in
Ugandan history


99 "Good boy" of
rhyme
100 Scrap
101 Narthex end
105 Kind of center
106 Discovery 1
computer
110 Cold front, e.g.
111 choy
113 "My Cup
Runneth Over"
singer
114 Brute
116 Sting
117 "Toy Story"
animation
company
118 Dress type


120 Went nowhere
121 Old enough
123 Magic amulets
124 Enterprise rival
125 Fixa chart
127 Dreary sound
128 Dreary sound
129 Photographer's
choice
131 Roleo needs
132 Open-air
swimming pool
134 Naysayer
135 Cut
140 Dash measures
141 Day orway
preceder


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