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Skimming the news ... Busy weekend, dust off your bike. Holmes Beach votes Tuesday.


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Rare leatherback saved on beach


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
The first turtle of the season showed
up Anna Maria Island over the weekend,
and by several measures it was a bigger
deal than anyone could have anticipated.
It was a leatherback, the first Suzi
Fox has ever seen on the Gulf of Mexico
side of Florida. It was injured, which
required volunteers to wrestle the ma-
rine giant in soft sand and into a pickup
truck. All 852 pounds of it, six feet long,
eight feet from flipper tip to flipper tip.
The injury, which ultimately cost it
a flipper, apparently drove the sea turtle
to beach itself, said Fox, for it is much
too early to be nesting. Actually, nobody
at the scene could tell if it was female.
Fox, who holds the state permit for
sea turtle preservation on Anna Maria,
said the stranding occurred about 6 p.m.
Saturday. March 4. at the end of 49th
Street. just north of the Manatee Public
Beach in Holmes Beach.
It had scars of a boat hit on its back.
she found, but that had healed. She felt


around under it for wounds that might
cause it to come ashore, but found only
what seemed to be injuries from fishing
line on its left front flipper.
There was no resistance, for unlike
loggerheads which would gladly bite an
arm off a human who threatened, the
leatherback is non-aggressive with no
enemies but man.
Fox concluded that there was infec-
tion. That had to be treated, so she called
the Florida Marine Patrol for help in
notifying Glen Harman of the
Clearwater Aquarium, who is an autho-
rized "stranding person." Fox is allowed
to handle strandings too, but felt the
more expertise the better.
By then full darkness had arrived,
and she and fellow volunteers of the
Turtle Watch were wrestling the mon-
ster in the dark in the surf to keep their
patient afloat and within reach.
Crowds had gathered all along the
beach, and Holmes Beach police
worked overtime to keep the onlookers
Iaway from the action.


Fifteen members of the dolphin res-
cue team of Mote Marine Laboratory
arrived and took a pickup truck up the
beach to the scene. Harman came to take
over the rescue.
Straining and heaving and grunting,
volunteers managed to get the turtle into
the pickup which moved it to Harman's
step van for the final leg of its journey
to Clearwater and medical treatment.
Volunteers, tired now, took turns
piling on the giant so it wouldn't harm
itself crawling around the spacious van.
The flipper wound broke open and the
people were soon slippery with blood.
At the aquarium it was held in a
small pool, "as unusual and hard to
lodge as an elephant," said Fox. Exam-
ined, treated, found generally healthy,
the turtle finally lost its infected flipper
to amputation.
It's recuperating now, and "we want
to launch it again in the Gulf as soon as
possible," said Fox. "It has to be in the
SEE TURTLE, NEXT PAGE


Holmes


Beach


candidates

close on

many issues
By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach commission candi-
dates gave their views on subjects ranging
from the proposed Perico development to
the public beach at last week's candidates'
forum sponsored by The Islander.
On March 14 voters will select two
of the three candidates. Candidates are
Joan Perry and incumbent commission-
ers Sandy Haas-Martens and Roger
Lutz. The two candidates with the high-
est number of votes will take office.
Mayor Carol Whitmore, who was
automatically returned to office due to
lack of a challenger, opened the forum.
"I'm glad I'm not sitting up there
tonight," Whitmore said amid laughter
from the audience.
Whitmore said she feels she's been
a good administrator and has improved
the professionalism of the city.
"Nowadays people in the commu-
nity expect a lot more from their govern-
ment," Whitmore noted. "Thank you for
your vote of confidence."

Opening remarks
"I plan to continue to represent all
the citizens of Holmes Beach." Haas-
Martens said. "I plan to continue to pro-
SEE ELECTION, PAGE 4



lHppeninms

Saturday........... March 11
Tour of Homes: Anna Maria
Island Community Center benefit
tour and luncheon, 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. See The Islander's special
section and related information in-
side. Tickets may be purchased in
advance at the Center and The Is-
landeror day of tour at the featured
homes.
Springfest: Arts and crafts on
the field adjacent to Holmes Beach
City Hall sponsored by the Anna
Maria Island Art League, continues
Sunday.
LongDoat Chapel Spring Sale:
Breakfast and bargains at the
chapel, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., 6200 Gulf
of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.
Sunday ............. March 12
Pancake Breakfast: 8 a.m. to
11 a.m. at St. Bernard Catholic
Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive,
Holmes Beach.


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'0 Happy Day' in Anna Maria City
A crowd of 80 people turned out Tuesday morning, March 7, for the grand reopening of the Anna Maria City Pier. First catch made
The pier was closed to fishers and strollers in December. City officials had preliminary repairs performed so it Lowell Stuck of Bradenton caught the day's first
could be partially opened until major repairs are made. Before cutting the red ribbon, Frank Almeda, president of fish, a sheephead, at the reopening of the city pier.
the "Pier Regulars," said, "Today is one of the happiest days for Islanders and visitors." From left, Mayor Gary Stuck said he thought this would be a good day to
Deffenbaugh, Commissioner Bob Barlow, Public Works Director Anne Beck, Commissioners Doug Wolfe and Tom go fishing as the pier was a regular favorite hole
Skoloda, Almeda and Elaine Deffenbaugh. Fishermen wasted no time getting their poles in the water. Folks in of his until it was closed. Islander Photos: Susan
attendance also pledged their support by contributing $325 to a pier restoration fund. Kesselring




Island pier concerns shift to Bradenton Beach


By Paul Roat
Pier problems have gone south on the Island, just
days before the beleaguered Anna Maria City Pier was
set to reopen.
Franchisee Georgia Meier and her General Man-
ager Dave Bryan outlined a lengthy list of problems at
the city pier, ranging from relatively minor to substan-
tially major. The two run the Bradenton Beach Pier and
Cafe as a franchise for the city.
"It sounds like about $200,000 worth," City Com-
missioner Bill Arnold said of the list of needed fixes.
The contract between Meier and the city calls for
the city to repair most of the structural needs of the pier.
The most significant issue at the 25-year-old pier
at Bridge Street and Anna Maria Sound is the pilings.
City commissioners have wrestled with piling replace-
ment for more than a year, at one point having a con-
tractor ready to replace about 60 of the concrete posts
only to halt the process pending a survey assessing the
piling condition.
Commercial Divers International Inc. was retained
by the city last week to do an underwater inspection of
the pilings. His report is expected later this month.
The city has set aside about $60,000 for piling re-
placement in this year's budget. Commissioners have
acknowledged that sum will not be enough for all the
piling work that is probably needed.
Another major problem may rest literally in
the decking. When major repairs were done on the pier
about five years ago, many of the planks were re-
moved, turned over and re-nailed. Supports of the
planks were not replaced, and it is feared that much of
the wood is rotten.
Several planks have also come loose and need to
be re-nailed or replaced.
Building Official Roger Titus and Public Works
Director Buddy Watts will inspect the pier's under-
deck condition and report their findings to the city com-



Turtle rescued on Island
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
water. The pool isn't enough permanently."
The leatherback is the largest of the world's turtles,
she said, up to seven feet long, covered with smooth,
leathery, blue-black skin. It lives mainly on jellyfish.
How old is this one? "It's just impossible to tell, could
be 90 or more or less."


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mission in April.
Another major issue at the pier is the water line
running to the restaurant and the rest rooms. "The wa-
ter supply line has been considered inadequate by
Manatee County," Bryan said, "and the rest rooms suf-
fer by having inadequate water, and it often causes
backups in the toilets."
Bryan said a county impact fee of $4,500 and an-
other $2,600 to install the line would be needed to rec-
tify the water problem.
Other issues Bryan described include:
Repainting the restaurant.
More lighting at the entrance to the pier.
Rolldown storm shutters at the restaurant and
bait shop.
"Considerable vandalism" in the rest rooms at
night, after the restaurant is closed.
Dead plantings at the pier entrance.
Inadequate drainage at the propane storage area
at the pier entrance.
Doors that won't stay open, or closed, at the res-
taurant.



The species is endangered, she pointed out, and is
extremely rare on the Gulf Coast, although 15 stranded
on the Florida Atlantic Coast not long ago.
"We've had sick Kemp's Ridleys," she said, "and
sick green turtles and of course loggerheads, but never
before a leatherback."
Fox said she is accepting donations to help offset
the cost of taking care of the turtle, nicknamed "Anna."
Checks payable to Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch or


Broken or inoperative windows.
Leaks in the roof near the restaurant entrance.
Electrical breakers that keep blowing, prompting
concerns that a supposed re-wiring of the facility was
faulty.
"Much of this is easy to resolve," Watts said.
"Some things, like the water, have been going on for
at least 10 years, but the commissions in the past have
always balked at the cost."
As to the planks, Watts said, "It's a big enough
problem that I can send a guy down every two weeks
to pound nails in boards all day" and still not have the
issue totally fixed.
There is one bright spot in the litany of problems
for Bradenton Beach.
"Anna Maria's loss has been Bradenton Beach's
gain," Bryan said of the November closing of the Anna
Maria City Pier for safety concerns.
"People are coming into both the restaurant and the
fishing pier and saying, 'We didn't know you were here.'
We'd like the people throughout the Island to know that
this city does what it takes to take care of the pier."



cash may be dropped off or mailed to The Islander of-
fice, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
She said if anyone filmed the rescue she would
"love it if you would share your footage with us."
"The people were just wonderful. The quickness of
the rescue team helped save it, and the Holmes Beach
police and our volunteers and everyone people even
brought warm towels and hot drinks for us, we were so
wet and cold."


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Tour of Homes benefit Saturday


Islanders: Dust off your bicycles and head off Sat-
urday for the seventh annual Anna Maria Island Tour
of Homes. It's the safest, sanest method of
transportation for this busy weekend of Island activities.
The cost for the tour, $10 in advance, $12 day of
tour, benefits the Anna Maria Island Community
Center. Advance ticket locations include the Center,
407 Magnolia, Anna Maria, and The Islander, 5404
Marina Drive, Island Shopping Center,. Holmes
Beach, and other Island businesses. Call the Center


at 778-1908 for locations.
The tour runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and in-
cludes a boutique and cafe, Island Tropical Trea-
sures, at 101 Cedar Street, Anna Maria, one of the
five homes on the tour. A $5 luncheon is offered
starting at 11 a.m. Boutique items include handmade
crafts and assorted jellies.
For more information on the homes on the tour,
photographs and a map locater, see The Islander's spe-
cial section this week.


Springfest's 12th showing this weekend


More than 100 artists and crafts people from many
parts of the U.S. will be in Holmes Beach Saturday and
Sunday, March 11 and 12, for the 12th annual
Springfest.
The Anna Maria Island Springfest Festival of Fine
Arts and Crafts will be from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. both
days at the City Hall Park, on Marina Drive in Holmes
Beach. It is sponsored by the Anna Maria Island Art
League and is a juried show.
Continuous live music and a large food court are
to be featured. Exhibitors in addition to artists and
crafts people will be community organizations includ-
ing wildlife, historical and environmental groups.


Bottlenose dolphin
strands at Coquina
A bottlenose dolphin stranded itself on the shores
of Coquina Beach early Sunday. The large male dol-
phin, which Mote Marine Laboratory officials said
would usually be found far offshore, was transported
to Mote for treatment of intestinal, respiratory and heart
problems.
Mote researchers said the dolphin was eating ear-
lier-this week.
The dolphin is not a member of the "resident" dol-
phin community found in the Sarasota Bay area
throughout the year.


Live animals will be an added feature at some of
the exhibits.
A raffle of works of art is on the program, proceeds
to go to the league's scholarship fund, providing free
art classes and support for children and adults.
The Springfest is the springtime version of
Winterfest in December, both major fundraisers for the
league which is dedicated to fostering arts on the Is-
land.
In addition to supporting free art classes for chil-
dren and adults, funds from the two festivals under-
write operation of the art center and exhibits.
Further information may be obtained at 778-2099.


Commission to consider
annual city festival
Holmes Beach city commissioners gave
Commissioner Rich Bohnenberger the go-ahead
to appoint an exploratory committee to plan an
annual city festival.
Bohnenberger recently asked commission-
ers' approval to hold an annual festival to cel-
ebrate the city's anniversary. Bohnenberger
suggested that the proceeds be donated to the
Anna Maria Island Community Center's En-
dowment Trust Fund.


THE ISLANDER 0 MARCH 8, 2000 N PAGE 3

Meetings

Anna Maria City
3/9, 7:30 p.m., Commission work session.
3/16, 7 p.m., Code Enforcement Board.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
778-0781.

Bradenton Beach
3/9, 6:30 p.m., Board of Adjustment.
3/13, 2 p.m. Scenic highway designation meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
3/14, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., City commission election.
3/16, 3 p.m., City anniversary celebration meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Of Interest
3/15, 7 p.m., Coalition of Barrier Island Elected Offi-
cials, Holmes Beach City Hall.
3/16, 7 p.m., Anna Maria/West Side fire commissions,
Station 4, 407 67th St. W., Bradenton.

Pedestrian injured in
Bradenton Beach crash
A Bradenton Beach woman is still in a St. Pe-
tersburg hospital after being struck by a car Friday
night.
Deborah K. Fiecke, 40, of 2502 Gulf Drive, was
crossing Gulf Drive from the Econo Lodge to a conve-
nience store when she was struck by a car driven by
Anita Freedman Saphier, 59, of Tampa. Fiecke was
knocked about 20 feet through the air.
Paramedics treated Fiecke and transported her to
King Fish Boat Ramp, where a helicopter took her to
Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg. She was in
stable condition Tuesday, hospital officials said, and
was expected to be released later this week.
No charges were filed in the accident, according to
Bradenton Beach police.


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Election Tuesday in Holmes Beach
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mote stability and accountability in financial decisions,
to work with a professional demeanor with other com-
missioners, to be accessible to the citizens, to maintain
a commitment of integrity and honesty in government
and enhance intergovernmental relationships with
Manatee County."
Haas-Martens pointed to her long history of com-
mitment to Holmes Beach including 28 years of em-
ployment as an Island banker and active participation
in the fire district, chamber of commerce and other Is-
land organizations.
Roger Lutz cited his 25-year history of experience
in the legal field. Lutz is currently a trial lawyer and his
principal areas of practice are commercial litigation,
medical malpractice, products liability, personal injury
and wrongful death.
"I have no business interests on the Island and I do
this for the sole reason of trying to make this a better
town to live in," Lutz said. "In the last two years we've
been out of the headlines, we've been out of trouble
and we've been out of court in losing lawsuits. If I'm
re-elected, I intend to keep it that way."
Joan Perry said her background is in local and state
government and in her home state of Kentucky she was
active in drug education, home meal delivery, conserva-
tion, recycling, water review and economic planning and
development. As a Holmes Beach resident she has been
involved in local, regional and state issues and has at-
tended city commission meetings for the past five years.
"I would very much like to be elected to the city
commission because I think I have the ability to re-


search and a background that can help the city," Perry
said. "I think that apathy is our very worst enemy and
you only have to look to our city to the north to see
what happens when people don't pay attention to their
government and don't mind the store."

Candidates reply to questions
Q: What is your vision for the Holmes Beach Park?
Lutz: We have an architect who is donating her time
and putting together a master plan. Architect Pat Fletcher
has also drawn up a plan for the pavilion. The key com-
ponent is that we will get it built with donations.
I envision the pavilion as a place where people can
play cards or dominos, have meetings or classes or speak-
ers in the daytime. Then I'd like to encourage the Island
teenagers to go there in the evenings and hang out. I'd
rather have them there than driving on Manatee Avenue.
Perry: I don't have a specific plan because I've never
seen it out on the table. I would like to see the community
get involved and come to a consensus on how we should
use it. We need to concern ourselves with how to best use


Candidates meet
the press, public
Holmes Beach candi-
dates for city commis-
sion, including Sandy
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David Futch

the remaining park land we have so that everybody's com-
fortable and can have a place in its use.
Haas-Martens: I see it as a nice community spot
starting with the library and butterfly garden and going
over to the 63rd Street boat ramp. The ball field is be-
ing worked on and the tennis courts were repaved a
couple of years ago.
Q: What can you as a commissioner do to try and
improve what Manatee County has done with the yet
unfinished ball field?
Lutz: The government is painfully slow and when
you deal with another government it's ridiculous. The
sprigs will turn into a decent lawn. There's no way we
can make it grow any faster. As a city we can't do any-
thing because it's a county project.
Haas-Martens: One of the problems that delayed it
was deciding where the fence was going to be located.
I think it will look nice when it gets going. We can do
fundraising for the bleachers and other things we need.
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ELECTION, FROM PAGE 4
Perry: For kids the time was two years ago. They
want to play baseball and soccer. The county does not
own the field. We are under contract with the county
to put in a ball field and there's nothing to stop us from
insisting on sod.
Q: How can the city persuade the county to im-
prove the public beach facility?
Haas-Martens: Write letters and call the county.
The county has a lot of projects they're working on
right now and the beach is not their biggest concern.
When the one-cent sales tax, failed, a lot of the plans for
the beach got scuttled.
Lutz: If you really want to get their attention, when
they come to you for a vote or a favor, bring it to light.
The beautification board has had many discussions on
how to get the county to improve the beach.
Perry: The way to handle that is to appeal to the larger
community the county itself because everybody uses
that beach. The county is starting its budget process and
we can make requests to the county administrator.
Q: What should the Island cities do in response to
the proposed development on Perico Island?
Haas-Martens: My concern is about getting those
people on and off using Manatee Avenue. They need to
have a couple of other alternatives. My other concern is
getting the fire trucks and ambulances from West Side to
here and vice versa. Start calling the county commission.
Lutz: I prefer that they don't develop it but what I
prefer is irrelevant to running for city commission in
Holmes Beach. If we go to the Bradenton City Coun-
cil and threaten them, they're going to tune us out. We
need to rely on courtesy and common sense and per-
suade them that our problems are their problems. They
need a northern road to get those people out of there.
Perry: There was a process available. I came to the
city commisison on Feb 22 and pointed out that on Feb
23 there would be a public hearing on Bradenton's
comprehensive plan, The comprehensive plan governs
building on Perico. Under the current plan, the pro-
posed development could not have been built.
Q: Do you feel short-term rentals should be regulated?
Perry: It's a serious problem. There are houses
being rented by the night. The city doesn't seem to
know what's being rented and doesn't have the staff to
police it. It needs to be regulated because these people


Voters to decide on charter changes


Holmes Beach voters will face two referendum is-
sues on March 14.
Both changes were approved by city commission-
ershby ordinance last fall and according to the city char-
ter, must be approved by voters at a general election
before taking effect.
The first is a proposal to lengthen officials' terms
of office from two to four years.
Ballot wording is as follows: Should the charter of
the City of Holmes Beach be amended pursuant to Or-
dinance 99-8 to change the commissioners' and
mayor's terms of office from two years to four years
beginning with the 2001 commission election and the


are competing with hotels.
Lutz: Two years ago I said I was opposed to allow-
ing people to rent property for less than 30 days in a
residential neighborhood. I tried to get something
passed three times and it was defeated all three times.
The votes weren't there.
Haas-Martens: It's a problem in every zoning dis-
trict. I don't know what we can do about it. We're in a
resort area. People have rights. People who have rent-
als need to be informed about getting occupational li-
censes and about our zoning districts.
Q: Why can't people enjoy dining outdoors in
Holmes Beach?
Haas-Martens: Parking is the main concern. When
a restaurant has outdoor dining it has to reduce the
number of seats indoors.
Lutz: I'm totally in favor of it. We live on the beach
in Florida and people want outdoor dining. I think if
you have room outside and are not violating any other
ordinances, you should be able to do it. As far as park-
ing, if you want to open a restaurant, the number of
parking spaces should be up to you.
Perry: Where it's nice and pleasant, you should be
able to eat outside.
Q: How do you feel about limiting the number of
alcohol licenses issued in the city?
None of the candidates felt alcoholic beverage li-
censes should be regulated by the city.
Q: Do you oppose or favor a 65-foot-high fixed-


2002 mayoral election?
The second is a proposal to change the election
date from the first Tuesday in March to the first Tues-
day in November.
Ballot wording is as follows:
Should the charter of the City of Holmes Beach be
amended pursuant to Ordinance 99-15 by changing the
month of city elections from March to November, be-
ginning in November 2001, and extending the terms of
the elected officials whose terms presently expire in
March 2001 and the terms of those elected officials
elected to office in March 2000, in order to effectuate
the amended schedule?


span bridge on Manatee Avenue?
Haas-Martens: I'm concerned about getting people
on and off the Island for medical emergencies and dur-
ing hurricane evacuations. We need one non-opening
bridge with two travel lanes and two emergency lanes.
Lutz: It's not right to build a ridiculously high
bridge that dwarfs people's homes and ruins their prop-
erty values. I'd like to see another couple of lanes or an-
other bridge to the south for Longboat Key.
Perry: I do not favor a 65-foot-high bridge. I do
favor a two-lane bridge with safety lanes at the height
we have now. It's an inconvenience, but living on an
Island ought to be an inconvenience.
Q: Would you like to have an expanded post office
in Holmes Be:,ch?
All of the candidatess said they would favor having
a post office in the city.
Q: How do you feel about consolidating services
with the other Island cities?
Haas-Martens: We can consolidate services -
public works and building officials and work on fran-
chise agreements together.
Lutz: It won't come from the top because 10 commis-
sioners and two mayors would be out of work. We should
have a study committee and try to do it from the bottom
up to get it on the ballot and see if the people want it.
Perry: I'm more for building consensus on the issue.
If you're going to'form a committee, you need to have a
committee of regular people to explore the issue.


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Opinion


Holmes Beach election,
candidates and issues
Holmes Beach voters will go to the polls on Tues-
day, March 14, to elect two commissioners and voice
their opinions on two charter amendment proposals.
The choices shouldn't be difficult.
Two incumbent commissioners, Sandy Haas-Mar-
tens and Roger Lutz, both having served their first
terms in office, ask you to return them for two more
years to their commission seats.
With the governmental process performing at its
finest, there's a challenger to their bids for re-election.
Joan Perry, a familiar face at the city's meeting dais, is
the opposition.
While Lutz and Haas-Martens agree, or agree to
disagree, on a lot of matters, Perry has been in an
adversarial position with the board on a number of is-
sues. She now says the city's rights of way are the most
important issue facing us with regard to utility ease-
ments.
Through innuendo, Lutz makes it apparent that he
disagrees with Perry, in large part, we imagine, due to
the fact that she led a petition drive for a referendum
in 1997 to stop construction of a cellular communica-
tions tower in Holmes Beach and went so far as to take
legal steps in 1998 to block it.
The tower was, however, unstoppable.
Lutz is for the simple path to logical answers and
less government intrusion. Perry finds intricacies in
issues, researching beyond what may be the
commission's scope and bringing attention to her find-
ings.
She is also the intended voice for the Holmes
Beach Civic Association's agenda no high bridge,
among their issues. But that's not a current issue. What
is current, is for government on Anna Maria Island to
unite and demand more than a Band-aid approach for
the bridge at Manatee Avenue.
This, and what may be the "new bridge" trail-
blazer,.the 864-unit development of Perico Island.
Haas-Martens wants a new fixed-span bridge with
safety lanes to address emergency situations, which is
understandable in view of her years of service on the
fire commission.
Lutz agrees that we shouldn't dwarf Island homes
with a high bridge. He prefers adding safety lanes or
another bridge to the south, and finding a way to detour
Perico traffic to a route other than Manatee Avenue.
Another concern of ours is a long ongoing problem
with short-term rentals in residential neighborhoods.


SLICK By Egan


We contend zoning exists to protect neighborhoods.
Lutz and Perry want to see them regulated. In fact, Lutz
made three attempts to put forward an ordinance lim-
iting rentals to 30 days city wide.
Haas-Martens, on the other hand, feels property
owners with rentals should have "rights." Sounds like
a former commissioner who insisted at one time that
visitors should have rights and representation.
Huh? Don't our commissioners represent us, the
resident voters and taxpayers? The rights property
owners have are limited by ordinances and zoning and
it's up to the city to enforce them. If the laws are am-
biguous, it's up to the commission to clarify what rental
"rights" exist. Meanwhile, motel/hotel owners lose
business to unlicensed rentals.
There are more nuances, differences if you will, but
when it comes right down to it, Lutz in particular, and
Haas-Martens, have done well for the city. Perry might
swing votes on issues such as rentals and push harder for
beautification and county assistance, but the incumbents
are deserving of a vote to return them to office.
We recommend Haas-Martens and Lutz for city
commissioner.

Referendums
Numbers can be scary.
Two referendum items are included on the Holmes
Beach ballot. If passed, the city charter will change to
include adding two more years, or four years total, to
the length of term of city commissioners and the
mayor, and the city election schedule will shift from
March to November.
We can't tell you strongly enough how much dam-
age we feel can potentially be wreaked by adding two
years to the present two-year terms of commissioners
and the mayor.
Good representation? Re-elect them every two
years if you like.
But, we've seen seemingly kind, soft-spoken
thoughtful persons get into office and turn into dicta-
tors, bad decision makers and empire builders.
Four-year commissioners and mayors? How could
we rid ourselves of them once we learned of our mis-
take?
Four years is much to long to tolerate our misdi-
rected votes.


As for the argument made for too frequent cam-
paigning ... phooey. Campaigning brings candidates
and incumbents to the people who elect them to listen
to their opinions. Incumbents, in particular, need to
hear what voters perceive of their past efforts.
Any candidate who thinks a two-year cycle for
elections is too frequent, is just plain lazy. After all, the
Florida House of Representatives is elected to two-year
terms of office.
We need to maintain two-year terms for city offi-
cials. Please vote no on the first referendum issue.
The second referendum issue is posed to save fund-
ing on some elections and add the convenience of all-
in-one voting by combining Holmes Beach elections
with county, state and federal elections in November.
We can only guess, but perhaps March is the
present Holmes Beach election month because the city
was incorporated 50 years ago in March.
It could also be that Bradenton Beach holds its
elections in December, and Anna Maria holds elections
in February, thereby separating the three cities' polling
dates from one another and from major elections.
In comparison to the minimal savings, we're for
maintaining separation between Island city elections,
a focus for Island elections independent of the county
and others and lastly, tradition.
Please vote "No" on the second referendum issue.


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inion


Thanks, turtle lovers
The citizens and visitors of Anna Maria Island
need to know about a group of 40 people who unself-
ishly came to the rescue of an endangered sea turtle on
the Island. From the woman who initially called me to
my "jump in the water" companion Zoe Mercer, on
behalf of the people of the Island, thanks you from the
bottom of our hearts.
Add to the list Mote Marine Laboratory's 15-per-
son stranding crew; Glen and Kelly from the
Clearwater Aquarium; Holmes Beach Police Officers
Eric Kuusela and Ron Cales; and the wonderful women
with'the warm towels.
In the dark of night, dedicated people never take a
bow. If you are lucky enough to know one of these
heroes, give them a hug.
There is another group of people whom I cannot
thank enough, my volunteers with the Anna Maria Is-
land Turtle Watch. I couldn't be more proud of every
one of you. If anyone would like to donate to the care
and rehabilitation of our new ward, leatherback turtle
"Anna," please drop a check payable to Anna Maria
Island Turtle Watch or money to The Islander office,
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. We will forward it
to her caregivers in Clearwater. Please dig deep in your
pockets.
Also, if anyone filmed the rescue, we would love
it if you would share your footage with us.
Suzi Fox, Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch

About those referendums
Besides picking out their presidential primary pref-
erence and voting for two of the three candidates for
seats on the city commission next Tuesday, Holmes
Beach voters will be asked their opinions on two ref-
erendums on the bottom of their ballots.
The first suggests that the current two-year terms
of the city's mayor and commissioners be extended,
starting with the next election, to four years rather than


Volunteers nearly 40 of them came to the
rescue of a rare leatherback turtle. Islander Photo:
Courtesy Suzi Fox
the current two.
Those in favor of the change say because elec-
tions would be held every two years rather than ev-
ery year, the city and the candidates would save
money. Those in favor also say it takes any new
mayor or commissioner at least the first year to find
where everything is and probably two or three years
to learn nuances of things like the annual city bud-
get process.
Those who don't care for the change to four-year
terms say they like the idea that, should it ever turn out


that they picked the wrong candidate, they only have
to put up with that mistake for two years, not four.
A YES vote says four years; a NO vote says leave
it as is.
The second amendment would change the city's
election date from the March date (the month when the
city was incorporated 50 years ago) to the more com-
mon November date.
The reasons for such a change: In every year ex-
cept those where the presidential primary is on the bal-
lot, as it is this year, the Holmes Beach March election
costs the city as much as $3,000 to $4,000 to hold its
private election. Also, because of that cost, only one
city polling place (at Gloria Dei Church) is open.
If the date was moved to November, the city could
then piggy-back on the county, state and presidential
elections that are always held then. Also, both the
Gloria Dei and the St. Bernard churches' polling places
are open in November and that should increase the
number of citizens who vote.
If passed, the three commission seats now occu-
pied by myself, Pat Geyer and Rich Bohnenberger will
remain as such until November 2001, and those elected
next Tuesday will reign until November 2002.
A YES vote will make that change; a NO vote will
leave March alone.
Don Maloney,
Holmes Beach City Commissioner

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loaned me at The Islander office, 5404 Marina Drive,
in the Island Shopping Center and a small reward.
You attention was gratefully appreciated.
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Police chief subject of impending lawsuit


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporters
There's a scene playing out in Bradenton Beach
that's got all the ingredients of a John Grisham novel.
Bob Lechner, husband of police secretary Pam
Lechner, said he will sue the City of Bradenton Beach
for discriminating against him. He claims the city's
chief of police is responsible for the needless suffering
he has undergone the past 10 months.
Lechner, 54, needs ongoing treatment and prescrip-
tions for a kidney problem he developed in his early
20s. He said his wife was directed by Police Chief Sam
Special not to include him on the city's group cover-
age when it switched health insurance carriers from
Aetna to Blue Cross-Blue Shield last April.
Last week. City Attorney Alan Prather told com-
missioners he has made arrangements with Blue Cross-
Blue Shield for Lechner's insurance coverage to be
made retroactive to last April, but it will cost the city
$3,060.
Commissioners unanimously agreed March 2 to
pay the back premium and forward claims from
Lechner to the Florida League of Cities.
Lechner has outstanding bills, some for emergency
treatment, that have not been paid. Prather said the
League of Cities, which extends health insurance cov-
erage to municipalities, will pay all claims and unpaid
bills under its liability insurance.
But Lechner said that won't undo the months of
arguing with the city to return to him what was taken
away that was rightfully his. He said it also can't undo
the months of pain he was forced to live with because
he was denied a medical procedure that would have
made him better.
Speaking to commissioners, Lechner said the ex-
perience has "destroyed" his health and his life.
Lechner said he learned in July that his coverage
was no longer in effect when he attempted to use his
insurance card to pay for a prescription and it was de-
nied.
He said he can't explain why the police chief


wanted him erased from his wife's policy. "It's noth-
ing personal, I just don't want to pay for you," Lechner
said Speciale told him during a phone conversation.
Special confirmed that he didn't want Lechner to
include her husband on the new policy.
According to documents at city hall, Speciale re-
sponded to the allegation Feb. 10 in a letter addressed
to Prather.
He states, "At no time did I ever place any undue
influence or pressure on Mrs. Lechner concerning the
placement of her spouse on the city's medical policy.
I did state to her that I was aware of pending divorce
proceedings between her and her husband and that I did
not want him on the policy."
Special also stated, "At no time did she protest or
complain about me not wanting to cover her husband,
nor did she complain to city hall. It was around August
that she finally stated to me that her husband was giv-
ing her a very hard time about not having insurance. At
that point I made arrangements to pay for Mr.
Lechner's medical coverage through another company
until the April re-enrollment opened for Blue Cross."
Special did not comment other than through offi-
cial records for this article, stating the matter dealt with
what appeared to be pending litigation.
Lechner said initially his wife was wary of telling
him he didn't have insurance. In the beginning, he says
she told him it was a clerical error and that she was
hoping Speciale would reverse his decision before her
husband learned the truth.
When he pressed her, he said she told him that
Special made her feel threatened in her position and
said he would deny coverage to her children and grand-
children under the same policy if she continued to pro-
test.
Following that revelation, Lechner contacted
myriad lawyers and the Florida insurance commis-
sioner to take up arms against the city. He said he even-
tually reached someone at the League of Cities who
contacted the city on his behalf.
Lechner said to keep the matter quiet, the city


agreed to pay for a private insurance policy for him
until the city carrier's next open enrollment period in
April 2000.
Lechner signed up with the private insurance com-
pany and made an appointment in November for a pro-
cedure to have his kidney stones reduced in size in or-
der that he could pass them.
The procedure was to be performed Dec. 15, but it
never happened.
Lechner learned the insurance company would not
cover pre-existing conditions and he canceled the
policy. He named the city as his primary insurer when
he applied for treatment because he said he was told by
Special that the city would pay his bills until it could
get him back on its insurance.
The center where the surgery was to be performed
called the city to confirm payment responsibility on
Dec. 14, a day before the treatment was to take place.
In a memo to Prather the same day, City Clerk Pat
Grizzle said she knew nothing about Lechner's insur-
ance policy being canceled and could not obligate the
city for payment of Lechner's treatment without first
contacting Lechner's insurer.
The surgery was postponed.
A month later, Prather asked Attorney Gregory
Hootman to review the case and advise the city.
Hootman contacted the League of Cities to determine
if it would cover Lechner's surgery under its liability
policy.
Lechner said he called numerous times to make
arrangements for another procedure and was stone-
walled by city officials.
He hired an attorney, he said, because no one was
doing anything to resolve the situation.
"I'm dying as a result of their actions and they
don't want to talk about it," Lechner said.
Terence Matthews, Lechner's attorney, wrote the
city asking that they do what is necessary to get
Lechner the treatment he needs.
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Dinner and sales raise funds for butterfly garden
After enjoying a buffet at the Moose Lodge in Bradenton Beach, diners participated in a silent auction to raise
fundsfor the Anna Maria Island Butterfly Garden. The buffet, held by members of the North American Butter-
fly Association, Manasota Chapter, along with sales of T-shirts and butterfly accessories raised $2,871.73 for
the garden. The funds will be used to purchase plants, benches and trash receptacles for the Island's first
community butterfly garden to be located between the Island Branch Library and the Holmes Beach City Hall.
In January the group's volunteers laid down newspapers and mulch to kill the grass on the site. In late spring
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Lawsuit pending
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 8
Lechner said the city was delaying speaking with
him because they didn't want to absorb the cost of the
$17,000-plus procedure and were trying to hold off
until the open enrollment in April.
William Tingle, Lechner's urologist, wrote a letter
Feb. 1 to the city stating he could no longer be respon-
sible for his patient's health.
"I have been waiting for almost eight weeks to treat
this gentleman and have not received the appropriate


go-ahead. At this point, I am no longer willing to ac-
cept the responsibility of any long-term damage to this
gentleman's renal function and general health."
Lechner was scheduled to undergo treatment this
past Monday, but said he is still waiting word from the
insurance company because even though his policy was
made retroactive, the company was not sure whether it
would cover his pre-existing condition.
Pam Lechner, saying she has been "bombarded" by
the situation, would not comment.
Mr. Lechner said his wife fears losing her position
at the police department and harassment on the job.


THE ISLANDER 0 MARCH 8, 2000 0 PAGE 9

Anna Maria

city attorney

throws in towel,

drops out
By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
In addition to seeking a city clerk and a deputy city
clerk, Anna Maria is also looking for a new law firm.
Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh said he received a let-
ter from City Attorney Bob Hendrickson stating his
firm no longer wishes to represent the city.
In the Feb. 18 letter, Hendrickson states that
"continued representation is not consistent with the
current structure of our law firm."
Hendrickson's firm has represented the city the
last 12 years through five administrations.
Hendrickson stated his firm will stay on until a
replacement is found.
Deffenbaugh has already been approached by
Chuck Webb to fill the position. Webb is an attorney
with Barnes, Walker in Bradenton. The mayor said
he is awaiting a fee schedule from Webb's firm, and
is very impressed by his past experience in repre-
senting government.
Webb's wife Flora is resigning her position as
administrative assistant at city hall to work for her
husband. Deffenbaugh said he will replace her posi-
tion for that of a deputy city clerk.
Deffenbaugh said he's been busy trying to keep
the city afloat without a clerk and without building
official Phil Charnock, who has been on vacation
since before the mayor took office.
The mayor said interim City Clerk Anne Beck,
who was recently named the city's public works di-
rector, has found bills that were not paid by former
City Clerk Laura Vogel since she resigned Feb. 22.
The workmans' compensation insurance pre-
mium and pension funding had not been paid for the
past quarter according to Beck.


ELECT


Joan Perry
for

Commissioner

of Holmes Beach

I will listen and respond to all citizens with respect not
with indifference and arrogance.
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
Comprehensive Plan hearing held February 23rd.

Please feel free to call me at 778-7732
or email me at perrybeach@juno.com

... "together we can make a difference"

Please support me on March 14
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Re-Elect


ROGER LUTZ















Holmes Beach

City Conmission
For sensible government and to
continue to beautify and improve
the City of Holmes Beach
Married with 11-year-old daughter
22-year resident of Holmes Beach
Florida lawyer since 1975
Managing partner: Lutz, Webb, Bobo, P.A., Law Firm
SFormer board member of national and state medical boards
SFormer chairman of an American Bar Association Ethics Subcommittee
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Four Islanders will star in
Sandpipers' show
Four Anna Maria Island singers will be featured in
the 18th annual show of the Manatee County Sandpiper
Chorus at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 11, in Neel Audito-
rium of Manatee Community College, 5840 26th St.
W., Bradenton.
Show chairman Jim Graham lives in Bradenton
Beach and Charley Canniff, Wil Little and Carl
Peterson live in Anna Maria City.
Title of the barbershop choral show is "Girl of my
Dreams." Tickets at $12 may be purchased at the door.
Further information is available at 778-3820.

Bradenton's Golden speaks
to Democrats on Island
Rev. James Golden, Braderton city councilman,
and Irene Ingram of the Headstart program, will speak
at a dutch treat luncheon of the Anna Maria Island
Democratic Club at noon Monday, March 20, at the
Beach House restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive North,
Bradenton Beach.
They will discuss "The Importance of the Upcom-
ing Census." The meeting is open to the public, reser-
vations not necessary.
Details are available at 778-9118.

Islander to conduct music
workshop in Braille
Wintertime Islander Dr. Lawrence Smith will con-
duct a workshop on music Braille at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday,
March 14, at the First Presbyterian Church, 2050 Oak
St., Sarasota.
"This is very useful to music directors, music
teachers and virtually anyone who can read music and
may sometime be in a position involving music and the
visually impaired," said Carl Parks, organist-choirmas-
ter at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Holmes Beach.
Professor Smith has maintained a winter home on
Anna Maria Island since the early 1970s, is president
of the Pines Trailer Park Association in Bradenton
Beach, and a neighbor there of Parks. Both are mem-
bers of the American Guild of Organists.
-"Our profession owes a great deal to blind organ-
ists," said Parks, who is dean of the organ group's
Sarasota-Manatee Chapter, which is sponsoring the
workshop. "Some of the most significant literature for
our instrument was composed by blind musicians."
Smith is professor emeritus of musical composition
at Kalamazoo College in Michigan and is certified as
a Braille music transcriber by the Library of Congress.
Further information is available at 778-4820.

Tax time is reflected
in programs at library
The federal income tax season is drawing attention
at the Island Branch Library, with two organizations
providing tax return preparation assistance a dozen
times during March.
The March schedule of events at the library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach:
Monday, March 13, 20 and 27 from 5 to 7:45
p.m., Volunteer Income Tax Assistance.
Tuesday, March 14, at 3 p.m., Focus on Florida
Series with author Jasmine Cresswell.
Wednesday, March 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 7 p.m.,
Family Storytime.
Thursday, March 9, 16, 23 and 30, from 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m., American Association of Retired Persons tax
return assistance.
Friday, March 10, 17, 24 and 31, from I to 4 p.m.,
VITA tax assistance.
Saturday, March 18, from 10:15 a.m. to noon,
Holmes Beach Civic Association meeting.

Lakeman exhibit
at Corbino
An exhibition of paintings by Oscar Lakeman will
open with an artist's reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday,
March 10, at Corbino Galleries, 5350 Gulf of Mexico
Drive, Longboat Key. The exhibit will continue
through March 24. Details are available at 387-0822.


Jailbirds visit historical museum
From left, Brianne Zaffina, Delanie Wallace, Kelly
Platko, Derek Wallace and Bianca Zaffina dressed
up in old-time prison garb and posed in the doorway
of the Anna Maria City Jail at last week's open
house at the Anna Maria Island Historical Museum.
The event featured artisans weaving baskets and
palm fronds and tours of the museum. Islander
Photo: Pat Copeland

Pancake breakfast Sunday at
St. Bernard Church
A pancake breakfast is scheduled from 8 to 11
a.m. Sunday, March 12, at St. Bernard Catholic
Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Home-
made pancakes, sausage, orange juice and coffee are
on the menu for $2.50, children $1. Further informa-
tion is available at 778-4769.

Longboat Island Chapel's
spring sale Saturday
A spring sale with bargains galore is planned Sat-
urday, March 11, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Longboat
Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
Breakfast will be served until 10:30 a.m. and lunch
will be offered at 11. Items for sale will include cloth-
ing, furniture, housewares, appliances, books, pictures,
sports equipment and homemade baked goods.
Proceeds will go to local charities. Details are
available at 383-6491.

Salty art show starts Friday at
Art League of Manatee County
A series of artwork offered by the American Society
of Marine Artists regional show, "Southern Waters,"
opens with a free public reception at 5:30 p.m. Friday,
March 11, at the Art League of Manatee County, 209
Ninth St. W., Bradenton. "Hauled Out, Man O' War," an
oil by Howard Schafer, is among the selections offered.
Artists from five states are featured. Blues/country
music is on the program too. The show runs through April
11. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

Privateers Thieves' Market
Saturday on mainland
The Anna Maria Island Privateers will wind up
their Thieves' Market season Saturday, March 11, from
8 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Manatee West Shopping Cen-
ter, Manatee Avenue at 75th Street, Bradenton.
For sale will be collectibles, books, bric-a-brac, fur-
niture, jewelry, antiques, clothing, crafts and other items.
There is plenty of free parking, Privateers officials said.
The seasonal events are fundraisers for the non-
profit organization, and go to its youth programs on the
Island, Cortez and West Bradenton. Details may be
obtained at 794-6972. 747-7778 or 792-4642.


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Ellington music, musicians
featured in concert
The music of Duke Ellington will be featured on
Longboat Key at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, in a
concert tracing the evolution and history of jazz.
The concert, third in a four-part series, will be at
the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat
Drive, with local jazz great Al Hixon in charge.
Artists playing in the concert will be several mu-
sicians from Ellington's still-touring band. Further in-
formation is available at 383-2345.

Longboat Center for Arts
sets March schedule
The March schedule at the Longboat Key Center
for the Arts has demonstrations and workshops, one of
them on clowning. The program:
March 11, half-day workshop on dyeing with natu-
ral dyes on fabric, taught by Joan McGeel; quilting
demonstration by Evelyn Friedman at 10 a.m.
March 18 and 19, two-day workshop on "The Art
of Clowning," Linda Mueller.
All activities will be at the center, 6860 Longboat
Drive. Additional information is available at 383-2345.

Writer Hiaasen to sign books
Friday at St. Armands
Miami newspaper columnist and novelist Carl
Hiaasen will be at St. Armands Circle Friday night
to sign copies of his books.
Hiaasen's fictional accounts of Florida have
been well-received by fans and critics. One of his
books, "Strip Tease," was turned into a movie star-
ring Demi Moore.
His most recent novel, "Sick Puppy," is the story
of politically connected real estate developers and a
somewhat twisted environmental activist. The book
also features the return of Skink, an ex-Florida gov-
ernor turned ecoterrorist who is Hiaasen's most
popular character.
Besides his forays into literature, Hiaasen writes a
twice-weekly political column for the Miami Herald.
The author will be at Circle Books, 478 John
Ringling Blvd., St. Armands Circle, from 7 p.m. to
9 p.m. March 10. For more information, call 388-
2850.


Author Cresswell will speak
on library program
Jasmine Cresswell, author of more than 50
novels, will speak at a free public program at 3
p.m. Tuesday, March 14, at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
The lecture is part of the Friends of the Li-
brary 1999-2000 Program Series. The speaker has
been editor of "Romance Writers' Report" and
president of the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers.
Free tickets are available now, and attendees are
urged to get an admission ticket prior to the event.
Details are available at 778-6341.


Applications accepted now
for AID scholarships
All Islands Denominations, the organization of all
seven churches on the Island, has application forms
ready for students interested in obtaining an AID schol-
arship. The forms may be picked up at any church on
Anna Maria Island.
Scholarship assistance is available to accredited
college applicants or persons seeking to pursue voca-
tional or semi-professional course work. Eligible are
Island residents who have maintained a satisfactory
grade average and can give evidence of community
service. Deadline for submitting applications is May 1.
Three such scholarships were awarded last year.

Islander joins Key center
Rose Mary Holmes of Holmes Beach has joined
the education department of the Longboat Key Center
for the Arts as an instructor in drawing. Her classes will
be in drawing fundamentals for beginning and interme-
diate students from 9 a.m. until noon on Thursdays at
the center, 6860 Longboat Drive. Details may be ob-
tained at 383-2345.
Chamber hosts nooner March 15
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce will
hold its monthly "nooner" meeting at noon Wednes-
day, March 15, at the Buccaneer Inn, 595 Dream Island
Road, Longboat Key.
For more information, call 387-9519.


Information to include for Islander story


The Islander wants your news of coming
events and current events. You know what you
have, and we know how to present it to the rest of
the Island. We need.it in time to print in the edition
preceding the event. There are a few indispensable
ingredients:
What the event is, in detail.
Where it is, including street addresses ev-
ery time.
When, including date and time.
Who is involved, with first and last names cor-
rectly spelled, titles, positions and any other iden-


tification. Be sure to include a telephone contact for
those seeking more information about the event -
and for us to ask questions beforehand.
First consideration goes to news about the Is-
land and Islanders.
Birth announcements, wedding and anniver-
sary announcements are also welcome. Photos, too,
but we don't have the resources to be "every-
where," so color snapshots are most welcome.
Deadline for announcements is two weeks
prior to the Wednesday when the item should be
published.


For the birds
Gail Straight and Silvia Zadarosni of Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Center Inc. recently presented a
program on their work with injured birds and wildlife to members of the Anna Maria Island Historical Soci-
ety. Straight shows the audience an American kestrel, a small falcon, while Zadarosni explains the bird lives
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Obituaries


Marie D. Buelheit
Marie D. Buelheit, 84, a winter visitor of Holmes
Beach, died Feb. 21.
Born in Watertown, Wis., Ms. Buelheit resided in
Oconomowoc, Wisc., in the summer.
Memorial contributions may be sent to St.
Matthew's Lutheran Church, 818 Wisconsin Ave.,
Oconomowoc, WI 53066.
She is survived by three sisters, one brother and
many nieces and nephews.


Mildred L. Fuller
Mildred L. Fuller, 88, of Holmes Beach, died
March 1 in Integrated Health Services of Bradenton.
Born in New York City, Mrs. Fuller came to
Manatee County from New York State in 1948. She
was a homemaker. She was a former member of El
Conquistador and a member of the Bradenton Coun-
try Club.
There were no services. Memorial contributions
may be made to American Lung Association, 2201
Cantu Court, Ste. 119, Sarasota FL 34232- Griffith-
Cline Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by daughters Dr. Barbara
Kitchell of Houston, Sally Kulzer of Ormond Beach,
Brenda Hegfield of Painesville. Ohio, and Cameron
Carden of Newnan, Ga.; stepdaughter Penny Ann of
New York City; sister Barbara Mallet of Free Union,
Va.; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.


John Munk Sr.
John Munk Sr., 73, of Bradenton, died Feb. 28 at
home.
Born in Chicago, Mr. -Munk came to Manatee
County from Downers Grove, Ill., in 1983. He served
in the U.S. Army during World War II. He attended
Bradenton Christian Reformed Church.
Services and a memorial service will be held at a later
date. Burial will be in Elmhurst, Ill. Memorial contribu-
tions may be made to Bradenton Christian Reformed
Church, 4208 26th St. W., Bradenton FL 34205. Brown
and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Alice; daughters Ruth
VanLeeuwen of Anna Maria and Betty J. Blink of
South Holland, Ill.; son John Jr. of Downers Grove;
sisters Theresa Winter and Jennie Hoogstraten, both of
Bradenton; and 15 grandchildren.

Paula I. 'Penny' Pennington
Paula I. "Penny" Pennington, 70, of Lake Worth
and formerly Bradenton, died Feb. 25 in Lake Worth.
Born in Philadelphia, Ms. Pennington came to
Manatee County from Downington, Pa.. in 1967. She
was owner and operator of Penny's Petunia Patch on
Anna Maria Island for 15 years.
There were no services. Memorial contributions
may be made to Hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300
East Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33407. National Cre-
mation Society was in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by daughters Cynthia L. Ferguson


of Bradenton and Alison T. Cavanaugh of Green
Acres; son Robbin N. Lammey of Glenmoore, Pa.; and
six grandchildren.

Ernest L. Trudeau
Ernest L. Trudeau, 87, of Bradenton Beach, died
March 4.
Born in North Adams, Mass., Mr. Trudeau worked
in his family's poultry business for many years. He later
owned and operated an Arnold Bread franchise in Berk-
shire County. He moved to Florida in 1976. He was a
member of the Bradenton Beach Planning and Zoning
Board. He was a trophy-winning member of the Sand-
piper Shuffleboard Club.
Memorial services will be at a later date. Memorial
contributions may be made to the American Heart As-
sociation, 6028 26th St. W.. Bradenton FL 34207. or to
Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd.,
Sarasota FL 34238.
He is survived by wife Margaret Houghton; daugh-
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Stevens of Gt. Barrington; sons David of Stockbridge,
Mass., Richard of Gt. Barrington, and Philip of Groton,
Mass.; sisters Jeanette Noel and Doris Quadland of
Bradenton, Therese DeLisser and Jacqueline Fox of
Sarasota, and Madeline Gibson of Denver; brothers
George of Bradenton and Clement of West Boylston.
Mass.; step-daughter Joy Foust of Pompano Beach:
step-son James Houghton of Leesburg; six grandchil-
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Holmes Beach hopes to speed up code enforcement process


Wunderlich said he also must personally see a vio-
lation before acting and he can't walk into people's
back yards without being invited. He said he must back
up his actions with data that sometimes takes months
of research.
"If I'm going to penalize someone, I want to be
sure I've done everything I can," Wunderlich said.


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
"There's a process I have to go through and it's
time-consuming," Code Enforcement Officer Walter
Wunderlich recently told Holmes Beach city commis-
sioners who are seeking ways to speed up correction of
code violations.
Chairman Roger Lutz said the present system cre-
ates a bottleneck that bogs down enforcement action.
"Violations are being corrected," Wunderlich said.
"I address everything that's brought to my attention,
but I have to follow procedure. If someone's in viola-
tion, I have to notify him by certified mail. I cannot do
anything until that's returned."
Then he must give the accused violator a reason-
able time period to correct the violation, Wunderlich
added.
Commissioner Rich Bohnenberger said the process
is slow because it lays the groundwork in case the city
must go to court to resolve the issue.
Wunderlich said the city started a citation proce-
dure in order to speed up the process for some viola-
tions, but it also has its drawbacks.
"A citation can be used in place of a certified let-
ter, but it has to be personally served to the-resident or
property owner," Wunderlich explained. "For example,
in one case it took me almost two months to find the
lady."
Lutz said he thought Wunderlich could tack the
notice to the front door and that would be adequate
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"People don't do that because they're scared their
neighbors will find out," Wunderlich said.
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'Consistently ugly' lights looming for Bradenton Beach?


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There's still no resolution to the leaky streetlights
in the Bridge Street area of Bradenton Beach.
A last-minute letter from the California
manufacturer of the 55 lights in the city prompted
city commissioners to table action on the issue
until April.
When the streetlights were installed two years ago,
it was discovered that rainwater leaked into the globes
housing the light bulbs. The bulbs often shorted out as
a result. The city and general contractor Mega Force
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lighting manufacturer Sun Valley Lighting to get the
lights replaced.
However, the city and Sun Valley have been at


odds over the design of the replacement lights. Sun
Valley eventually shipped 55 replacement lights to a
Tampa warehouse, but the city had never accepted the
design.
Pat Crawford, president of Mega Force Construc-
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"I believe the manufacturer is trying to rectify the
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Island construction undergoing renaissance again


By Paul Roat
SIsland development is undergoing a second renais-
sance.
The sound of hammers and saws, the sparkle of new
paint and the lushness of new landscaping is evident from
Bean Point to south Bradenton Beach. But unlike other
parts of Manatee County, Island development is of the
redevelopment nature as residents remodel existing homes
rather than build new structures on open tracts of land.
Mostly.
There are instances of homeowners demolishing ex-
isting structures to erect new houses. Houses spread upon
two lots are often torn down, replaced by two buildings as
zoning permits.
There are also instances of homeowners demolishing
two adjacent structures to allow room for one
"megahouse" to take their place.
Both trends may become more prevalent as land val-
ues climb. But for now, remodeling and renovation is the
state of affairs for Island development as homeowners
tweak houses built within the past 50 years to make them
more like home for new owners.
"Many people bought houses here for vacations," said
Anne Beck, Anna Maria interim city clerk and head of the
public works department. "Now, they are coming here to
retire, and finding they need more room. It's the difference


between making do for a week or two versus what you
want to deal with on a permanent basis.
"We still have a high turnover of sales, and lots of
renovation, but we're starting to see more people tear
down houses and build new ones," she said.
Popular renovations are still kitchens and bathrooms,
Beck said, with an occasional add-on of a bedroom.
Holmes Beach Public Works Director Joe Duennes
agreed with Beck as to the popularity of new kitchens.
"Whenever there is a remodeling, the kitchen always
seems to be a part of it," he said.
A typical addition to an existing house in Holmes
Beach is creation of a master bedroom suite, including a
bathroom, Duennes said.
Putting a crimp in any Island re-do is a federal require-
ment that limits reconstruction to 50 percent of the home's
value. If the house remodeling costs more than half its
value, current building codes calling for elevating the
house come into play.
"The 50-percent rule is always a struggle," Duennes
said, "and people generally do as much as they can at
ground level."
Bradenton Beach Building Official Roger Titus said
most renovation in that city is repair or "little changes.
People doing exterior work usually involves repair of
damaged areas, or adding siding. Interior work is usually


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redoing kitchen cabinets or enclosing a porch for storage
or for an extra bedroom."
Titus said mortgage interest rates have a huge impact
on the home industry. "Usually there is a five -to eight-
year cycle in home construction, but in the past 10 to 12
years there hasn't been any kind of slowdown. It just keeps
going and hasn't peaked yet. As a result, we'll probably
start to see more new construction as the rates stay low.
"When the interest rates are low, people tend to do
new construction. When the rates are high, people remodel
or add onto their existing homes."
A beneficiary of the Island building renaissance is
Emily Anne Smith, with the Bradenton Beach architec-
tural firm of Eatman and Smith. She and partner Tom
Eatman have contracts for more than 30 homes on the
Island, and agrees that more tear-downs are ahead.
Smith has stressed traditional architectural styles in
her designs, and her clients seem to agree with her.
"I try to follow traditional designs that follow archi-
tectural roots," she said, "and I try to avoid any
trendiness."
Although every house is different and unique, there
are some common elements in most of the home designs
that Smith has noted in the past few years.
"There's a minimal number of walls in the new de-
signs," she said. "People are going with wide-open kitch-
ens, and there are hardly ever any formal dining rooms.
Almost every house I do has what I call a 'pocket office'
with a door and window. The master bathroom is popu-
lar, with a private toilet area, but there aren't any Jacuzzi
tubs anymore. People are now going with showers with
multiple shower heads in fact, I just did a house that had
a shower with a recessed area for orchids and five shower
heads and a skylight.
"More than half of the houses we do have pools, but
they hardly ever are more than five feet deep there's
no deep end. Many of the pools are more like a tropical
pond than a traditional pool.
"Guest bedrooms are totally separated from the mas-
ter suites, and if there is any kind of a view available at the
property the master suite takes advantage of it. We're also
doing a lot of guest rooms with bunk beds for visiting
grandchildren."
Smith also said there is a growing trend for elevators
in elevated houses. Carpet is also making way for tile or
wood floors.
From the first wave of building on the Island 50 years
ago to the remodeling and eventual tear-downs of today
and tomorrow, one thing should remain the same: the tra-
ditional beachfront cottage or bayside bungalow.
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THE ISLANDER N MARCH 8, 2000 E PAGE 15


Holmes Beach multi.use field playable by fall


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
The grass sprigs were planted last week and the
backstop and fence are going up by the end of the
month at Birdie Tebbetts Field in Holmes Beach.
That doesn't mean it will be ready for play in April,
according to Jim Cole, Manatee County Parks and
Recreation maintenance manager.
It's going to take at least four months for the turf
to take and be playable, but it could be longer.
"It's touchy. The longer you let that turf establish
the better," Cole said. "I think six months would be
ideal before anyone plays on it, but we tripled the
amount of sprigs we normally put in to speed up the
process so maybe in three or four months."
That means no baseball until next year, almost two
years beyond the original completion date.
Soccer will be a reality this fall when the Island
Football Club youth and adult leagues begin play on
the .outfield.
An interlocal agreement called for the county to
build the $50,000 complex to be used for both baseball
and soccer.
Holmes Beach is responsible for maintaining the
field and making sure the turf is brought along in its
infancy.
Gary Blundin, assistant maintenance foreman with
Holmes Beach public works, said he has one problem.
"Let's face it. We don't know anything about tak-
ing care of a new field like this," Blundin said. "With
the last one, all you had to do was mow it. This one
needs fertilizing at specific times and has special
needs."
For that reason, Cole has recommended Blundin
get a copy of "Sports Fields A Manual for Design,
Construction and Maintenance."
"It's a comprehensive book," Cole said. "I found
it to be so comprehensive that I provided them to my
staff. We refer to it as our Bible."
Keeping weeds out of there is the biggest obstacle
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"If they need us to help them we here. The county
has $40,000 invested and wants to see this field go,"
Cole said. "We don't want to come out there in a year
or two and have to do the turf over again."
Blundin said he's committed to doing whatever it
takes to make the field first class. He's hoping the city
will come up with some more help to make his job
easier and ensure the field is taken care of properly.
"We need to do this field 100 percent. The people
of this city put a lot of effort into getting this field and
I know they want it taken care of," Blundin said. "It's
going to take money and time to make it right and keep
it right. I'm concerned we may not have enough help.
"So far I've been told, 'Here's a book. Take care
of it.' That's like someone handing you a baby for the
first time and telling you, 'Here's a baby. Take care of
it.' I have no idea how much time or manpower it's
going to take to do the job right. This is one of those
things where you put the field and grass down then fig-
ure out what it's going to cost to take care of it. We're
not alone in that."
The city currently is watering the field and new
Bermuda 419 sprigs twice a day for 30 minutes because
watering is important to get good root structure,
Blundin said.
Once established, the city must use pre- and post-
emergent pesticides and herbicides or stuff for bugs fnd
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Sprigs now, grass later
The clay is down and the
Bermuda 419 grass sprigs have
been planted. Now the two
things Birdie Tebbetts Field in
Fl I Holmes Beach needs is fence
and some time. Although
expected to be completed, fence
and all, by March 31, thefield
S will need four to six months to
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S: Islander Photo: David Futch

"It's a lot easier to control when you get ahead of
the weeds. We'll have to fertilize it four times a year
once it takes," Blundin said. "In the winter we'll have
to overseed with rye until it comes back in the spring.
In spring and summer we'll have to mow it twice a
week and maybe we don't have the right mower. We
have a rotarymower with three blades."
Cole with the county indicated the city could get by
with a rotary mower but should have a mower like a
golf course mower, which may not be cost effective.
The Anna Maria Island Community Center looked
into the cost of a golf-course-type mower to take care
of the Little League field at the Center. Cost: Between
$10,000 and $20,000 and something like that's not
likely to happen.
Cole said the next stop is to install the fencing.
That's expected to happen by the end of the month.
The dimensions of the field have been set, accord-
ing to Dan Ramsey, operations manager for Manatee
Parks and Recreation.
From home plate down the left-field and right-field
lines to the foul pole will be 325 feet each and it will
be 350 feet to dead center.
There will be a removable fence in the outfield to
accommodate soccer play in the outfield.
It's just a matter of time before children and adults
are playing on Tebbetts Field. Let's hope it's in the fall
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Feb. 24, possession of alcohol times four, Sy-
camore Street beach. The deputy issued notices to ap-
pear.
Feb. 25, burglary to a vehicle, 9900 Gulf Drive.
The victim reported she was parked across the street
from the post office and an unknown person removed
items from her car, including a necklace valued at $60,
a pair of earrings valued at $20 and a watch valued at
$80.
Feb. 26, DUI, 5200 block of Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. The deputy reported he observed Davis R.
Demick, 41, of Holmes Beach, drive slowly, turn down
several side streets and run a red light at Marina and
Gulf drives. The deputy stopped Demick, administered
field performance tests and placed him in custody.
Feb. 27, DUI, 4200 block of Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. The deputy said he observed Christofer M.
Dale, 21, of Bradenton Beach, drive at a high rate of
speed and run a red light at Gulf and Marina drives. The
deputy stopped Dale, administered field performance
tests and placed him in custody.
Feb. 29, burglary, 100 block of Spring Avenue.
The victim reported she entered.her residence and was
talking on the phone when she heard footsteps upstairs.
She said she started to go upstairs and saw the subject
standing at the top of the stairs. The victim said she ran
down the stairs, grabbed her brother and fled.
The subject is described as more than 6 feet tall,
with a small mustache and wearing black clothing and
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Feb. 23, grand theft, 2502 Gulf Drive, Econo
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Feb. 26, no motorcycle endorsement, 4000 block
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Real Estate


Island property sales
S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, a bayfront 1,523 sfla res-
taurant with detached garage built in 1945 on a 50x168 lot,
was sold 12/21/99, Kelly to Barnes, for $410,000.
1401 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, Bermuda Bay
Club 3 U14, was sold 12/21/99, Bermuda Bay Dev. to
SMountainaire LLC, for $263,687.
2105 N. Bay Dr., Bradenton Beach, a 65x100
bayfront lot, was sold 12/21/99, Bumgarner to
Schaefer, for $199,000; list $215,000.
2416 Avenue C, Bradenton Beach, a 50x100 lot,
was sold 12/21/99, Enderle to Granger Mortgage, for
$38,000.
6500 Flotilla, Holmes Beach, 194 Westbay Point
& Moorings, a canalfront 1,114 sfla 2bed/2bath condo
built in 1979, was sold 12/22/99, Brandes to Anderson,
for $159,500.
834 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, a 100x196 bayfront
lot, was sold 12/22/99, Sloan to Lewis, for $350,000;
list $365,000.
100 73rd St., 202-A Coconut, a 660 sfla Ibed/
bath condo, was sold 12/31/99, VandenBranden to
Kenrick, for $147,000.
110 Mangrove, a 50x110 lot, was sold 12/28/99,
Martin & Munson to Fausset, for $153,500.
114 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, a 50x1 10 lot, was sold
12/27/99, Walter to Bistro Holdings, for $95,000.
1401 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 5 Bermuda Bay
Club 3, a new condo, was sold 12/27/99, Bermuda Bay
Development to Wilkes & Christner, for $284,599.
201 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, a multi-unit apart-
ment building of 3,940 sfla with pool (1986) built in
1972 on a 50x181 lot, was sold 12/29/99, Knaggs to
Flagg, for $495,000; list $549,000.
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Rudek, Longboat Key; Cathy Meldahl, Avenue of the
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1999, an honor reserved for the top five percent of real
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1979, was sold 12/29/99, Hall & Drake to Andrusko,
for $72,500; list $79,900.
2407 Avenue C, Bradenton Beach, a 1,674 sfla
2bed/2bath 1/2 duplex built in 1983 on a 25x100 lot,
was sold 12/29/99, Sestak to Powers, et al, for
$105,000.
3601 East Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 106 Ph4-Dl
Sandy Point, a 1,048 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in
1988, was sold 12/31/99, Aleshire to Smith, for
$102,500; list $110,000.
401 Gulf Dr. S., Bradenton Beach, a 999 sfla bath
home built in 1926 on a 50x50 lot, was sold 12/29/99,
Repaid to Callahan, for $100,000.
7005 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a 1,536 sfla 4bed/
2bath/2cp duplex built in 1969 on a 70x100 lot, was
sold 12/31/99, Fadely to Gulf Beach. Mgt. Inc., for
$180,000; list $189,000.
727 Holly, a canalfront lot, was sold 12/30/99,
Shank to Staebler, for $154,000.
1401 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, 20 Bermuda
Bay Club 3, a new condo, was sold 1/4/00, Bermuda
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will work as a team.

2211 Avenue C, Bradenton Beach, a 1,580 sfla 1
bath home built in 1947 on a 50x100 lot, was sold 1/
4/00, Dugan to Bolan, for $179,000.
2316 Avenue A, Bradenton Beach, a lot, was sold
1/5/00, Stewart to Bowen, for $53,000.
2318 Avenue A, Bradenton Beach, a bayfront
1,290 sfla 2bed/2bath home built in 1969 on an irregu-
larly shaped lot, was sold 1/5/00, Stewart to Fienga, for
$295,000; list $295,000.
2600 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 26 Anna Maria
Island Club, a Gulffront 1179 sfla 2bed/2bath condo
built in 1982, was sold 1/6/00, Hashmall & King to
Fadely, for $359,000; list $359,000.
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Schweitzer fires no-hitter
Kyle Schweitzer continued his mastery over Anna
Maria Island Little League hitters when he pitched a
no-hitter Thursday against West Manatee Fire District.
Schweitzer never allowed a runner past second
base as Haley's remained undefeated with their 9-0
win.
It was a fine performance that showcased
Schweitzer's control. Though not overpowering,
Schweitzer's pin-point accuracy kept WMFD off bal-
ance all night.
He struck out 10 and did not walk a batter.
Schweitzer rapped out three singles and scored
three runs to help his own cause.
Steve Faasse had a single in the third and a two-run
triple in the sixth to put the game away.
Shane Pelkey, Kevin Kirn, Matt Bobo and Jordan
Pritchard also had hits for Haley's.
The closest WMFD came to scoring was in the first
when Nick Sato hit a ball to right field that was
misplayed and Sato ended up on second. Schweitzer
got the next batter to fly out and end the early threat.

Bali Hai tops Kiwanis 2-1
in extra innings
The night after Schweitzer pitched a no-hitter,
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Tyler Schneerer was impressive in relief for Bali
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In the seventh inning, Schneerer threw 10 pitches
and nine of them were strikes as all three Kiwanis hit-
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Tim Bouziane had a double, a single and a run
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and a run batted in and Spencer Carper had a single and
scored the other run for Bali Hai.
Zack Schield scored the only run for Kiwanis on a
wild pitch. Brian DeBellevue had a double for Kiwanis.

Faasse mows down WMFD
Steve Faasse pitched a complete game, slapping a
double in the second inning that was followed by Matt
Bobo's two-run triple on the next pitch to beat West
Manatee Fire District 10-4 Feb. 28.
Faasse struck out nine and was helped by some key
defensive plays from shortstop Kyle Schweitzer who
turned a 6-6-3 double play and gunned a man out at
home when WMFD loaded the bases.
In the top of the first, WMFD's Greg Lowman hit
a triple into the rightfield corner and scored on a
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With Rosas at first base, Brad Milks slugged a
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base of the fence. Rosas was off and running at the
sound of the bat but Haley's Motel centerfielder
Kevin Kirn tracked down the ball. Kirn hit the cut-
off man Schweitzer behind second base who turned
and fired to catcher Michael Wallen who tagged
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Haley's tied the game when Jordan Pritchard
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Cramer hit a double in the top of the second but
couldn't score as Faasse struck out two and got a bat-
ter to ground out to Schweitzer.
In the. bottom of the second, Haley's turned it on
and put the game out of reach, sending 10 batters to the
plate and scoring six runs for a 7-1 lead.
Pitching for WMFD, Cramer walked three and hit
a batter to make it 2-1 Haley's. He struck out Pritchard,
walked Schweitzer and struck out Wallen before
Faasse ripped Cramer for a double and Bobo hit a tail-
ing line drive over the right fielder's head and went to
the fence.
Brad Bryant came up inthe fourth inning and laid
down a perfect bunt that scored Schweitzer who had
singled.
Kevin Kirn came up and hit a sharp single to right,
scoring Wallen who had singled.
Schweitzer had a triple in his last at bat that made
the score 10-4.
Faasse finished off WMFD and the game by strik-
ing out two and getting another batter to ground out.
For WMFD, Nick Sato had a single and scored a
run, Cramer had a single and a double and Mark
Spence singled and scored.

Bali Hai Resort, Pittman
get revenge on Kiwanis
Taking their strange loss to Kiwanis the week be-
fore personal, the Bali Hai Resort team decided to
make Kiwanis feel their pain.
Sean Pittman cruised to victory, throwing a two-
hitter and drilling the first home run of the season as
SBali Hai mashed Kiwanis 12-2 in-Major Little League
action on leap day, 2000.
The week before, Bali Hai lost 8-3 to Kiwanis de-
spite a 16-strikeout performance from Bali Hai's Joey
Mattay.
Bali Hai batters punished the ball when they were
at the plate and Pittman struck out 10 batters in the get-
even game.
Pittman also started a double play in the bottom of
the second when he caught a pop up on the mound and
fired to third baseman Chad Richardson who doubled
off the runner who was leaning toward home.


Anna Maria Island

Little League schedule
Major League
All games are played at 7p.m.
March 9 Haley's Motel vs. Kiwanis
March 10 West Manatee Fire District vs. Bali Hai
March 13 Bali Hai vs. Haley's
March 14 WMFD vs Kiwanis

AAA League
Wednesday games at 5 p.m. and 7p.m.
Saturday games at 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
March 8 Air & Energy vs. Bistros
Waterfront Restaurant vs. Quality Builders
March 11 Quality Builders vs. Waterfront
Bistros vs. Air & Energy

AA League
All games 5 p.m. unless designated
March 9 Bridge Street Pier & Cafe vs. Betsy Hills
March 10 Sandbar Restaurant vs. Bridge Street
March 13 Bridge Street vs. Sandbar

T-ball League
Games are at 9 a.m.
March 11 Oden-Hardy vs. Danziger Allergy & Dental
VFW vs. Harry's Continental Kitchens at
Bayfront Park on Longboat Key
Home team is last



For Bali Hai, cleanup hitter Lorenzo Rivera had
three singles and a double, Tim Bouziane hit two
singles and a double, Tyler Schneerer hit two singles
and Mattay contributed a single.
Bouziane got things going for Bali Hai in the top
of the first with a clutch two-out double and the count
2-2. Dominic Termini and Rivera, who had walked and
singled, scored.
Bouziane got another RBI with a single that scored
Rivera who had doubled. Schneerer then knocked in
Bouziane with a single.
In the fifth inning, singles by Mattay, Rivera and
Bouziane, a double by Pittman and a couple of Kiwanis
errors gave Bali Hai a 10-2 lead&,


After Schneerer reached first on an error in the top
of the sixth, Pittman came to bat and sent a ball scream-
ing foul down the right field line.
On the next pitch, Pittman socked another blue-
darter that hit the right field fence and Pittman went
around the bases with Schneerer crossing the plate just
in front of him for a 12-2 victory.
The highlight for Kiwanis was a triple in the fourth
inning by Daniel Miller who scored on Zach Schield's
single.

Sandbar tops Bridge Street
Cory Wash and Brooke Fitzgerald used their bat
and Hannah Mitchell her defense to help Sandbar Res-
taurant beat Bridge Street Pier & Cafe 6-2 in their last
outing.
Wash had a double, a single and two runs batted in
and Fitzgerald had a two-run single to lead Sandbar in
the AA pitching machine league.
Kenny Burns had a single, a walk and scored for
Sandbar.
Sandbar second baseman Mitchell stopped a
Bridge Street rally by knocking down a hard-hit ball
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Little League standings

as of March 4
Major League
Haley's Motel 3-0
Bali Hai .2-1
Kiwanis 1-2
WMFD 0-3

AAA League
Quality Builders 2-1
Air & Energy 2-1
Bistros 1-1
Waterfront 0-2

AA League
Sandbar 3-0
Bridge Street 1-2
Betsy Hills 1-2

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Major Little League

batting averages


Through March 3
Player
K. Schweitzer, Haley's
Faasse, Haley's
Rivera, Bali Hai
Wimberley, Bali Hai
Bouziane, Bali Hai
Pittman, Bali Hai
Miller, Kiwanis
Schneerer, Bali Hai
Sato, WMFD


Avg.
.714
.571
.571
.571
.545
.444
.428
.428
.375


Doubles
Bouziane 2, Sato 2, four tied with one
Triples
Lowman (WMFD) 2, Miller 1, Bobo 1, Faasse 1
Home runs
Pittman 1
Runs batted in
Faasse 5, Bouziane 3, Pittman 3


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Islanders continue mastery
of Senior Games
Four Anna Maria Islanders took top spots at the
recent Gulf Coast Senior Games held at G.T. Bray Park
in Bradenton.
Guerry McNabb took first in the football accuracy
kick in the 70-74 age group.
Alan James of Holmes Beach won the 5,000-meter
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while competing in the 85-89 age group.
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Generating revenue through generating electricity


Every elected official on the Island has a favor-
ite topic for discussion creating revenue sources
other than property taxes. Now, a pair of cities in
Pinellas County have come up with a pretty nifty
revenue-generating plan that calls for the cities to
generate their own power for the residents.
Dunedin and Belleair are looking into opting out
of a long-term agreement with Florida Power, buy-
ing electricity on the open market and then selling it
to citizens. The cities wouldn't build power plants,
but would just buy electricity at a wholesale price.
With a combined population of about 25,000, the
two towns look to save about $5.5 million annually
through the scheme.
But it's not quite easy money.
Startup costs are estimated at about $45 million.
Bonds would have to be secured. The power poles and
wires would have to be bought from Florida Power.
And the savings are in question. Florida Power
says the two cities would lose about $5.6 million a year.
Dunedin and Belleair aren't the only pair of
towns that have gotten into the electric business, but
there aren't a whole lot of municipal power compa-
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Runners-up were Doug Cooper and Tom Markley,
both of Holmes Beach.
Winners in the March 4 games were Markley
and S.tarrett. Runners-up were John Bennett and
George McKay, both of Anna Maria.
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you remember that there's something like 450 cities
in Florida you can see that municipal power is not all
that powerful here.
But with a lot of the municipal franchise fees set to
expire in the state in the next few years, state experts
predict more cities seeking additional revenue may
follow the Pinellas County towns in starting their own
power companies. At the least, Dunedin and Belleair
are going to be watched closely.
We're somewhat fortunate on the Island: franchise
agreements with Florida Power & Light expire in 2007-
08 for the three Island cities. We've got a lot of time
to see how our neighbors to the north fare with their
power ploy.
One thing to keep in mind is the city of Lakeland.
They've had their own city-owned power company for
the past 96 years, and last year it contributed $18 mil-
lion to city coffers.
My math has the Island making about $1.5 million
a year if the cities join in a power plan. Or losing that
much, depending on whether you believe figures pro-
vided by the cities or the power company.
As they say, stay plugged in for details.

How about this weather?
It's hard to believe it's 80 degrees in March. I
haven't heard anybody complaining about the heat-
yet but our friends up north are grumbling big-time
about how hot it is there.
Weather watchers say this has been one of the
warmest winters on record across the globe. Scientists
haven't figured out exactly why it's been so warm, but
they figure La Nina's water temperature impacts in the
Pacific Ocean have something to do with the heat
wave.
In the nation's midwest, heat and lack of snow has
caused cancellation of a slew of winter events. There's
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They even had to cancel the Fourth Annual Win-
ter Weenie Weekend, the world's largest hot dog
roast, because it just isn't winter in Wisconsin and
the iced lake where they hold the roast is starting to
melt.
Makes you wonder what August in Florida will be
like, doesn't it?

Gasp!
Let's talk about some of our wise neighbors to the
far south.
The mayor of Bogota, Colombia, declared an auto-
free day in that city in an effort to reduce traffic and
improve air quality. People coming into or out of the
city from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. were forced to bike,
walk, skate or take public transportation. No private
vehicles were permitted.
"We're showing ourselves and the world that we
can build on our dreams and create a more livable city,"
the mayor said.
Good for him, and good for the city.
About 10 years ago I worked with a guy who had
spent some time on an English-language newspaper in
Mexico City. He used to tell stories about the traffic
that made Gulf Drive on a weekend seem like a de-
serted-street dream. The smog there was so thick cars
had to have their headlights on at noon to see through
the crud, he said.
Perhaps we can learn from our Colombian neigh-
bors. When was the last time you were on a bus?

Happy birthday, Audubon
The Florida Audubon Society turned 100 years old
last Saturday. Among the group's accomplishments
was abolishing the bird plume industry, creating the
nation's first bird sanctuary at Pelican Island in the
Indian River Lagoon, creation of Everglades National
Park, establishing Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, and
pushing for state acquisition of environmentally sensi-
tive lands.
The Florida Cabinet has named March "Audubon
Month," and I think we should all wish the society a
happy 100th birthday with good wishes for the next
100 years.

Sandscript factoid
About 20 years ago, pelicans and other birds
were dying due to DDT applications causing the
shells of their eggs to become brittle and break.
Now, there's another, similar threat facing our feath-
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Ornithologists from Cornell University say that
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Cobia, mackerel, pompano caught in numbers off beach


By Capt. David Futch
Premature spring weather has been a boon to fish-
ing the last couple of weeks and it shows no evidence
of slowing.
Fishing guides and bait shops report plenty of co-
bia, mackerel and pompano around with kingfish
readying themselves for the push north to Tampa Bay.
At least two guides said they reported seeing
schools of tarpon but they may be resident fish. Look
for tarpon in numbers, come May, June and July.
Capt. Matt Bowers at Island Discount Tackle
said offshore fishing for grouper has been good with
some amberjack biting for good measure.
"There are some kingfish showing up but the co-
bia are here in numbers and they're just off the
beaches," Bowers said. "A lot of pompano being
caught inshore on sand fleas. Look around the points
of passes. Nice big trout are on the grass flats near Tidy
Island and Long Bar. Sheepshead are around all the
pilings. There's a lot of bait showing up which means
the snook and redfish ought to turn on."
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House west
of Palmetto said people reported they started catching
a lot snook, redfish, trout and mackerel this week in the
Manatee River and Terra Ceia Bay.
"It really turned on this week," Johnson said.
"They just killed the sheepshead, mangrove snapper
and mackerel around the Sunshine Skyway Bridge."
As an aside, Snead Island Crab House has excellent
Apalachicola oysters on hand most of the time and they
always have softshell crabs available. The oysters are as
good as I've had anywhere unless I got them myself in
Turtle Bay. The time to go is Friday afternoon or Satur-
day when Dave gets in a shipment from north Florida.
Perico Island Bait & Tackle said anglers report
catching a lot of snook, reds and trout. The fish are
biting big shrimp and Perico has select, jumbo and
regular size available.
Annie's Bait & Tackle reporting for Capt. Zach
Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II said Zach's customers
caught cobia at week's end. Numerous cobia from 10 to
35 pounds were boated. Also big Spanish mackerel moved
in. Sheepshead are big and peaking right now. Pompano
and speckled trout to 24 inches were in the bay. Snook are
staring to come on and kingfish should be offshore.
Capt. Sam Kimball on the charterboat Legend
out of Annie's in Cortez said fishing has been good.
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Anderson was fishing with Capt. Tom Chaya aboard
the Dolphin Dreams and they weren't too far off
Anna Maria Island when they got these beauties.
of big mangrove snapper to five pounds. We've been
getting grouper in 85-95 feet of water," Kimball said.
"Half-day trips we're getting a lot of sheepshead and
flounder and a few cobia.
"I'm expecting kingfish to show any day. I know
they're just south of us. The water temperature is 68 or
69 so that's about right for kings. The water is crystal
clear out there. You can see ledges and rocks in 45 to
50 feet of water."
Capt. Curt Morrison on the Neva-Miss said
they've been catching a variety of fish.
"We've been kicking butt all week. We caught all
kinds of cool stuff. Red and gag grouper, a black-tip
shark all kinds of stuff.
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Morrison said. "We're going out 15 to 20 miles.
"We're also seeing three-pound mangrove snapper.
We caught a four-foot-six-inch black tip 18 miles out
while fishing for grouper. Kings are coming back and
they're fairly large in the 30-pound range. If this
weather stays like this for the next couple of weeks
we'll start seeing a lot of kings."
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams out of
Captain's Marina in Holmes Beach said he and other
guides had a remarkable week of fishing.
"If you wanted to catch 100 mackerel in one trip it
would have been no problem," Chaya said. "There are a
lot of cobia around. We caught a tripletail that weighed 20
pounds. We also caught snook, redfish and trout. Not
many of them but the ones we got were all good size."
Capt. Mike Greig of Capt. Mike's Charters said he
caught cobia off Island beaches, one of them 30 pounds.
"There are a lot of them around. The biggest one
we got we hooked 100 yards off the beach," Grieg said.
"There are mackerel to five pounds and pompano are
in the bays and along the points. We caught a bunch
around the points at Long Pass between Anna Maria
and Longboat Key."
Capt. Thorn Smith at Angler's Repair said he's
starting to catch some snook and big ones are starting
to hit in Miguel Bay and Terra Ceia Bay.
"We've been banging some pretty decent trout to 21
inches on Cotee and DOA jigs. Redfish are on the small
side, about 21 inches, but they are biting. We're still get-
ting some flounder to 19 inches," Smith said. "Bait is start-
ing to show on the beach and the Skyway is a steady bait
spot. We're getting some mackerel in Tampa Bay."
Capt. Justin Moore on the Primadonna II said
he led his customers to a mixed bag of fish including
trout, reds, cobia, pompano, mackerel and some king-
fish, which are still a little south of us.
"Cobia fishing is picking up," Moore said. "There
are all the mackerel and cobia you want off the beach."
Capt. Glenn Corder on the Deep South said he
ran into a school of mangrove snapper so thick he could
have filled a cooler with them. He decided against it for
fear of having to clean a boxfull.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip Tide out of
SCaptain's Marina said he's fishing 15-20 miles out and
getting gag grouper to 20 pounds and reds to 15.
"We're nailing them all day long," Denham said.
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BUILDERS HOME FURNITURE Displayed but
never used. Four-piece bedroom sets $259; sofa
and love seat $399; queen bed set $199; full $159;
twin $129; futons (sofa by day, bed at night) frame
and mattress $199; daybed (white with brass fini-
als) including two mattresses and pop-up unit
$285. Can deliver. Call 753-7118.


ANNA MARIA


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REAL ESTATE, INC.


Gloria Schorpp


Helen White Mary Ann Schmidt


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. Waterfront condo
3BR/2BA-$274,000. Townhouse 3BR/3BA
with elevator-$314,900.
KEY ROYAL
3BR/2.5BA ho R ith di-
rect a .s'aged heated
pool, CO 0-car garage, fenced
yard, rc. $299,900.
PALMA SOLA BAYFRONT
3BR/4.5BA contemporary cedar home. Pan-
dramic view of Palma Sola Bay. Over 5,000
sq.ft of living area. Cathedral ceiling, elevator,
loft, family room, den, pool and spa, deck,
boat dock. $795,000.
OFF-ISLAND POOL HOME
3BR/2BA family home. Palma Sola area.
Caged pool, nicely landscaped, very good con-
dition. $124,900. Dock.


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REALTOR
Property Manager


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1BR/1BA Duplex $500 month
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Condominiums and Homes Weekly/Monthly
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Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 www.suncoastinc.com


ERICCSON CELL PHONE with car and home
charger, manual, $35. Can be seen at The Islander
newspaper, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, or
call 778-7978.

AVON CALLING COSMETICS, gifts and Christmas
items. Anew, Skintrition, Skin-So-Soft. Free gift. Calls
returned promptly. Call Alison at 383-6201.


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


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wood, $100 each. 778-1102.

16' WELLS CARGO enclosed trailer, solid, load lev-
elers, surge brakes, low miles. $3,000. 779-2294.

TRUNDEL DAYBED, extra thick mattresses. White
coverlets included. Used only for guests, six months
old. $300 firm. 795-7923.

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GULF VIEW COMMERCIAL IN ANNA MARIA
10006 Gulf Drive
A two-story, four-unit, Spanish-style building with lots of
design options. 2,740 sq. ft., Two full baths up, two half
baths down. Up currently office and custodial suite;
down is retail. Parks nine. $340,000.
Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, Fl 34216
Phone & Fax: (941)778-1222
E-Mail: dougdowling@earthlink.net
http://home.earthlink.net/~dougdowling/


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


LIGHT AND BRIGHT 2BR/2BA with new paint and car-
pet. Large laundry room/workshop. Parking pad for a
boat on side of house. Nice fenced yard with room for
a pool. $173,500. Visit us at www.dialtheduncans.net
or call Judy or Darice Duncan 779-2290 eves.


BAY VIEW 2BR/1.5BA immaculate updated home with
ceramic tile throughout, family room, Florida room,
huge utility room, 10 by 6.5 ft. walk-in closet, workshop,
fenced yard with tropical landscaping, sprinkler system
with irrigation meter and open floor plan. Reduced to
$215,000. Call Carol Williams 744-0700 eves.

LOTS
NEW LISTING Two Holmes Beach lots located close to
beach, shopping plaza and restaurants. Priced at $75,000
and $85,000. Call Carol Williams 744-0700 eves.

GULFFRONT LOT Pristine Gulffront property on the
north end of Anna Maria. Unobstructed views of the
Gulf of Mexico, Tampa Bay and Sunshine Skyway.
Secluded, exclusive and breathtaking views.
$800,000. Call Susan Hatch 778-7616 eves.


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ORIENTAL RUG. Beautiful burgundy 18x12' oriental
rug. A family heirloom that really makes a room. Price
negotiable. For more information please call 778-7067.


ROSER GUILD THRIFT SHOP open Tues., Thurs., Fri.
9:30am-2pm, Sat. 9am-noon. Donations Wed. 9-11 am.
Winter clearance. 511 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria.

LORD'S WAREHOUSE Thrift Shop. Open Mon.,
Wed., Sat. 9am-3pm. 6140 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
383-4738. Saturday clothing, two for one.

YARD SALE, SATURDAY, Mrarch 11, 8am-noon.
Very old books, clothes, large wooden rocker, wheel-
chair, afghans and much more. 503 67th St., Holmes
Beach. Rain date Mar. 18.

THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, March 9-10, 9am-4pm.
Pipes, racks, baby bed, hideabed, rollaway, luggage,
man's Western collar tabs, gold and silver tone, and
more. 509 Spring Ave., Anna Maria.















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MOVING SALE SATURDAY, March 11, 8:30am-
1:30pm. Washer/dryer, mower, aquarium,, kayak,
printer, tools and more. 305 Tarpon, Anna Maria.

FORTH ANNUAL GARAGE sale. Saturday, March
11, 7-11 am only. Quality kitchen oven, kid's clothes,
toys, rocking chair. 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Laredo, loaded, with low miles and lots more.

HUGE ESTATE SALE Friday and Saturday, March
10-11, 9am-noon. Tools, furniture, fishing. 165 Cres-
cent, off North Bay, Anna Maria.

YARD SALE, Friday and Saturday, March 11-12,
8am-1pm. Golf, soccer, baseball equipment, books,
tools, household electronics and more. 2208 Ave. B,
Bradenton Beach.

BUY IT, SELL IT, FIND IT! You can do it all with an
ad in The Islander classified, where your advertis-
ing dollar goes farther.



Thanks for saying"I saw it in The Islander."






419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 P 0 Box 2150
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294
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HASTERPIECE COMPLETE!
This fully renovated and updated 3BR/2BA hideaway
is located on the secluded north end of Anna Maria,
within steps of the finest Gulf beach in the world! The
spacious split bedroom design is complimented by
French doors, ceramic tiled floors and a wonderful,
open kitchen with oak cabinets and white appliances.
Other amenities included vaulted ceilings in the new
master suite, walk-in closet, paddle fans, plus beauti-
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This meticulously maintained and updated 4BR/3BA
classic Bermuda style home will please the most dis-
cerning of buyers! Amenities include an expansive split
bedroom design with sunny southwest exposure! The
ultra private lot is positioned at the end of a quiet cul-
de-sac, affording over 315 feet of newly seawalled wa-
terfront with a 40 ft. boat dock. Just some of the count-
less amenities include lovely Mexican tiled floors, tiled
fireplace, floor to ceiling mirrored walls in the formal liv-
ing and dining area, private master suite with separate
sitting room, spacious formal entry foyer, custom made
plantation shutters, triple-car garage and gorgeous
tropical landscaping watered by an automatic sprinkler
system on deep well. A truly rare and wonderful resi-
dence priced at $675,000.


ESTATE SALE FRIDAY, Mar. 10, 9am-2pm. Art,
pool table, furniture, and more. Sale by Antiques on
the Avenue. 238 Willow, Anna Maria.

YARD SALE SATURDAY, Mar. 11, 8am-1pm. Framed
artwork, plants, original Batik hanging, miscellaneous
household items. Real nice stuff. 240 Chilson.

THURSDAY, MAR. 9, 8am-1pm. Three family sale,
household items, clothes. 524 Key Royal Drive.

DOWNSIZING SALE, Saturday and Sunday, Mar.
11-12. Silver, kitchen, china, tools, clothes. 2318 Ave.
B, Bradenton Beach.


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


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GRAND OPENING, new preschool, West Bradenton.
Now enrolling infant to five years. Call 761-4553, ask
for Donna. License #41-239-00.



LOST SMALL WHITE envelope, $280. Please call,
778-3192.

CINNAMON COCKATIEL, answers to "Sparky".
Owner is heart broken. Reward. 778-2995.

LOST, SMALL BLUE Swiss type pocket knife marked
SKF. Holmes Beach, Anna Maria area. Sentimental
value. Call, 778-0910.

LOST NECKLACE on beach between Cedar Ave.
and Sandbar Restaurant. White gold, heart shaped
with two diamonds. Reward. 778-2066.

STRAYED, March 5, Mangrove Ave. Girl's 26" bike,
rear wire basket, blue license plate, Betsy Bahamas.
Reward. 778-1503.


DON & KAREN SCHRODER, REALTORS
JUMP IN THE BAY...
of fish from your private
dock. Your new home's
open architecture provides .
endless views of passing lj 'Ti
boats on Anna Maria
Sound. So, if you dream of .;
beautiful over-water sun-
rises, drop anchor here
where there is a spacious greatroom, triple-sided fireplace, 2BR/
2BA and a den. The ground-level bonus room has air-condi-
tioned spaciousness for parties, workshop or storage. This home
is totally charming and in true move-in condition. Covered park-
ing for four cars. $357,500.

DSliA WGULFSTREAM
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"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 AM A SEVEN year old Pomeranian, who is looking
for a playmate, and maybe someone I could stay with
on the odd occasion my mom and dad have to go
away. In return they could stay with me. I prefer a
quiet home and lots of TLC. 778-4330.



1989 MAZDA 323 four-door, air conditioning, full
power, new transmission, axles, belts battery pump.
$1,800. 778-2300.

1990 CHRYSLER New Yorker, White, landau roof,
burgundy upholstery, all automatic, mint condition,
one owner. Gave TLC. 941-778-3560 until April.

FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything
else in The Islander, 778-7978.




RENTALS
Annual / Seasonal / Monthly / Weekly

VACATION RENTAL


DEBBIE DIAL NOW IN 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
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INSURE THAT OUR RECORD VOLUME OF OVERSEAS VACATION RE-
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MARY A CALL FOR ANY OF YOUR PROPERTY MANAGEMENT NEEDS
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PRIME CANALFRONT 3BR pool home. Light, bright, open
floor plan. Walk to beach. $535,000. Cynthia Darnell 349-
0358. 18455

WATERFRONT
WATERFRONT LOCATION Quality built, energy efficient home.
Dock and davits, solar heated pool, three-car garage are just some
of the features for your enjoyment. $234,900. Lany and Louise Miller
794-0131. R43509
DISCERNING BUYERS have discovered the good life on Tidy Island.
2,100 +/- sq.ft. condominium with awesome bay view. Close to club-
house and pool. $239,000. Bob and Penny Hall 749-8220. R41292
EXQUISITE AMERICAN TRADITIONAL new estate with breath-
taking river views. Late 18th century styling, hardwood red oak floors,
mahogany stained. Extended crown molding throughout. Excep-
tional kitchen, study, playroom. Separate guest house. $2,500,000.
Sandy Drapala 252-1632 or Kathy Marcinko 252-1618. R41740.


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PANORAMIC VIEW of Tampa Bay from this hexagon shaped Anna
Maria Island residence. This fantastic custom-built home features a
wrap-around porch, beach, fireplace and wood floors. $469,000.
Jeanette Rampone 747-3354 or e-mail: jraml 207 @aol.com. R38938
MAINLAND
CAREFREE LIFESTYLE Relax and enjoy in this special unit. Great
location. Close to beaches, shopping and golf. $41,900. Larry and
Louise Miller 794-0131. C43451
EXQUISITE VILLAGE GREEN VILLA Lovely "D" model in excel-
lent condition. New appliances, furnished. Private patio near pool,
two-car garage, tile roof. $142,900. Joanne Jenkins 795-3838 or Ruth
Cherko 755-2829. C43482
TWO-STORY GEORGIAN COLONIAL pool residence. Steps to
Sarasota Bay. 3,480 +/- sq.ft. with 4BR/2B and two half-baths. Pin-
ewood floors, crown molding, Anderson windows, French doors.
Foyer, formal living and dining rooms, antique mantle fireplace, gour-
met kitchen, red brick patio. $399,000. Don Lewis 746-3200. R43374


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

YACHT CLEANING by Carleen. Detailing and wax-
ing. 20 years experience. Island resident, references.
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.

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

1986 31'11" Rampage 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.


Call Gayle Schulz and Liz
Codola ... experienced
agents who will assist you
with all of your Year 2000
rental and property needs.


ll REALTORS
5910 Marina Dr Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call 941-778-0770 Toll Free 800 741-3772
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK


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26 Years of Professional Service
OPEN DAILY-802 GLADIOLUS-NEW 4BR/3BA GULFVIEW Up-
grades, extras, decks, 2,400 sq.ft. area and three-car garage/storage. $445,000.
TWO VILLAS WITH HEATED CAGED POOL. 4BR/2BA each with
2,006 sq. ft. living area. $440,000. May sell separately at $227,900 each.
CHOICE ISLAND LOT 9,700 sq.ft., $108,000.
LARGE BAYVIEW LOT. Boat slip. 90 by 132 feet. $149,500.
WILDEWOOD 2BR/2BA, 1700 model Enclosed lanai. $110,000.
PINEBROOK 2BR/2BA, golf, glassed lanai. New carpet & paint. $98,900.
RIVER OAKS 2BR/2BA, waterfront, boat dock, pool. $88,000.
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
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Call Lu for rates and schedules
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
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KEY WEST DESIGN ON TROPICAL ANNA MARIA
This impeccable home has been beautifully refur-
bished in 1998/1999 by an Island contractor known
for expertise craftsmanship! Quality materials are
evident with exterior entrance of ceramic tile car-
ried into the foyer as you enter the designer glass
door. Stairway to second level is a lovely washed
oak and you enter second glass door onto artfully
laid imported Italian tile. The Omega line of kitchen
cabinets are beautifully topped with a designer
series Karadon countertops which resemble
crushed seashells. Retail top of the line Maytag
appliances compliment the kitchen and crafted
pass thru opens to dining area. First bedroom, used
as a den, and bath on this level with second stair-
way to third level having two additional bedrooms
and bath. Beautiful screened decks grace each
floor and are 9x26! Additional features include
crown molding on textured ceilings, Plantation
shutters on glass doors, Hunter-Douglas two inch
wooden blinds, Closets Unlimited designed closets,
designer glass tub and shower enclosures, Baldwin
hardware on doors, new roof and more! Beautifully
landscaped with tropical plantings and steps to
Gulf. Call today! $342,500.



Since
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


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GHEENOE BOAT, 5hp Mercury motor, paddles,
swivel seats. $1,275. 794-6446.

1997 21' Rendezvous deck boat with 120hp Mercury.
Like new, used less that 40 hours. Originally $21,000,
asking $12,000. Call 926-3478.

AT DOCK HULL cleaning. For appointment call S&W
Hull Cleaning, 752-7014 or mobile 960-4305.


CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world? Are
you interested in learning the history of Anna Maria
Island? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.

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

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.

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.

INSURANCE CSR. 440 license preferred, but will train
team player with good customer and clerical skills. 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.

BUSINESS AND MARKETING consultant looking for
individual.to do occasional, part-time work. Mostly
home based with your own PC. Data entry and phone
calls for information gathering. No sales. Call Vernon
at 779-9125.

SVET ASSISTANT/KENNEL assistant at Veterinarian
Hospital. Part time in mornings. Apply at 5343 Gulf
Drive, suite 900.



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Estate And
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Property
Appraisals

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My 20 years of appraising and 25 years of sales
means I can offer you a qualified service to help in
the disposition of your fine antiques, art, and
household furnishings. I will be happy to send you
a resume and references.
(941) 746-2100
Member of Appraisers Association of America


TIME FOR A CHANGE. I need two experienced real
estate agents to work at high powered office. Great
exposure, good splits. Island office with lots of traf-
fic. Sign on bonus. Call Michael E. Nink, Broker, for
a confidential interview, 383-5543.

TELEMARKETING SALES, first class cruise pack-
age. Great leads, $100 per sale. One seat left. Expe-
rienced only. Call 779-2017.

CARE GIVER NEEDED at Our Island Home, Anna
Maria. Flexible hours, no experience needed, will
train. Call Annie, 778-7842.

RELIABLE MAID/laundry/housekeeper required for AAA
Motel. Good rates. Earn $150-$200 a week. Call 779-1086.

SECRETARY, FULL TIME on Longboat Key. Com-
puter skills needed. Call Kate or Al. 383-9775.

KITCHEN HELP WANTED, apply in person New Rod
and Reel Pier. Seasonal bonus. 875 North Shore
Drive, Anna Maria. 778-1885.



QUALIFIED HOME HEALTH companion and care
giver. Years of experience, excellent references. Live
in, part time. Adult female. 778-4192.


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, 778-2558.

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-hardware,
software, network, commercial, private. Call 778-8473.

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.

LEARN TO USE your computer as easy as you use
your telephone. Your home, your convenience. Cer-
tified teacher. 383-5372.

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.

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 Resi-
dential/commercial, full-service maintenance, land-
scaping installation, clean-ups, tree trimming, ponds,
native plants, butterfly gardens. Excellent references.
778-5294.

FREE SNOW REMOVAL Shell, dirt, mulch or stone
delivered and spread for a small fee. Yard clean-up.
Dump truck for hire. Free estimates. Call Dave
Bannigan, 794-6971.

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



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


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Carol S. Heinze
REALTOR*/CRS
751-1155
Eves. 778-5059


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


Gulffront units being sold as one in-
vestment property. Large, bright
and turnkey furnished 2BR/2BA
condos with glassed in balconies
and great views. Pool. Excellent
rental history. $880,000. IB42617
LARGE COUNTRY HOMESITES.
For the nature lover in all of us.
You can build your dream house
today! 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! $299,000. 1800912.
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. $139,500. IB41536
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


KEY ROYALE
Easy access to the bay from
this updated, 2BR/2BA,
canalfront home with heated
pool and fruit trees. Turnkey
furnished. $259,000. IB42365


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


VILLAGE GREEN
Spacious 2BR/2BA villa located in executive golf
course community. Glass enclosed lanai. Quiet
neighborhood. View of pool and common area.
$110,000. Call Don Pampuch 751-1155.
IB43196




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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.



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-four year Island resident. Call Jim
Bickal at 778-1730.

CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free
estimates, no overtime charges. (FL#RF0038118)
778-3924 or 778-4461.

ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.

ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodel-
ing, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths.
Free estimates. Lic#RC0045125, #RG0058589,
#PE0020374. Insured. Call 720-0794.

CARL V. JOHNSON JR. Building Contractor. New homes,
renovations, additions and design service. Free estimates
and fair prices. Time and materials or contract. Let me save
you $$$. Lic#RR0066450. 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.

GRIFFITHS' ISLAND PAINT/paper services: Interior/
exterior painting, pressure washing and wallpaper.
For prompt, reliable service at reasonable rates call
Kevin at 778-2996. Husband/wife team.



WATERFRONT RENTALS with dock. Seasonal/an-
nual, furnished/unfurnished. Owner operated. Beau-
tiful 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.


ANNUAL 3 OR 4BR/2.5BA with beautiful view of bay.
Full-service dock. Air conditioning, dishwasher,
washer. $1,300 month. 888-695-8749.

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.

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.

PANORAMIC HIDEAWAY, first floor fully furnished
one and 2BR apartments available. Part of March
and April. Also some next season. 778-7107.

SEASONAL FURNISHED 1BR upstairs apartment.
Holmes Beach. Includes cable, phone, utilities, mi-
crowave, washer/dryer. Block to beach. $1,400
month. Available March, April. 407-846-8741.
INDULGE YOURSELF. Spend summer in paradise.
Gulffront home. nicely furnished. Central air, front
and rear decks. 1 BR sleeps four. May through Octo-
ber only. Four month minimum, prefer six. $900
month includes cable, water, phone. 779-0095.

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.

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.

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.

NEWLY REMODELED 1BR, unfurnished, two blocks
from beach. Annual lease. Call 727-466-0666.

HOLMES BEACH seasonal rental, 1BR/2BA apart-
ment, steps to beach. Kitchen, TV, telephone. Nice
and clean. $450 week, plus tax. 778-1098.





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SURF SIDE 2BR/1BA. Annual, $900 per month plus
security deposit. Available now. 792-2779.

APARTMENT FOR RENT, 1 BR. $550 a month, $300
security deposit. One block from beach. 779-0068,
ask for Jacob. Leave message.

FOR RENT, 2BR/2BA home on canal. March. One
level. 401 28th St., Holmes Beach. Call 792-5566.

ANYONE INTERESTED in exchanging a home in this
area with our home in England, for a period of up to
three months, please call Don Gray at 941-779-1112.

HOLMES BEACH, unfurnished 2BR. Central air, util-
ity room, washer/dryer hook-up and more. Delores
Baker Realtors, 778-7500.

AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY and next year. 2BR/
2BA, elevated, all amenities, carport, on lake. $1,700.
952-1592.

ANNA MARIA SEASONAL rental, Nov.-Apr. Ground
level home, 2BR/2BA, family room, within block of
beautiful Gulf. Call 941-792-8340.

SEASONAL COTTAGE, weekly, available. Close to
Rod and Reel Pier, North end of Island. 2BR/2BA.
778-7253.

WATERFRONT ANNUAL, unfurnished house with
dock. Large 2BR/2BA, vaulted ceiling. $1,300 month.
No pets, no smoking. 794-5980.

LARGE GARAGE, storage only. Boat, car, etc. $150
month until Dec. 00. First and last: Flamingo Cay.
761-4083.

SEASONAL 3BR/3BA townhouse available June
2000 through winter of 2001. Pool, garage, walk to
beach and shops. Beautiful. 778-0167.

APRIL 8-15, AVAILABLE due to cancellation. Fan-
tastic beach view. Sleeps four. $525 weekly. Call
941-778-7934.
MVLACH VACANCY, weekly rental available immedi-
ately. 1BR Old Florida Cottage between Manatee
Ave. and Cortez Rd. Cross street to private Gulf
beach. $500 per week includes all plus cable and
local phone. 778-2832, leave message.



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.


FIFTY FEET of Gulf beach with cottage on North
Shore, Anna Maria. Principals only call 941-779-
9233. Leave message, owners will respond.

CANALFRONT HOME, Key Royale. Pool, 15,000 lb. lift,
3BR/2BA, two-car garage. All new: appliances, baths,
kitchen, carpet, tile, windows, doors, sea wall, and dock.
$349,000. Call 941-915-2432 or 941-545-6821.

LIFE CHANGING LOCATION. Drive less, live more
in this charming 3BR/3BA Florida home, seconds
from the beach with views of the Gulf. Shopping, res-
taurants and all the amenities of Longboat Key. Plan
to see! Complete furnishing by Anne Folsom Smith
Interior Designs. Conrad Beach, 387-9595. 7040
Firehouse Road. $650,000.

TWO YEARS FROM now this neighborhood will be
even more desirable and expensive, so see this
charming Florida beach home today. Seconds from
the beach with views and 3BR/3BA at $475,000.
Delay not a minute. Conrad Beach, 387-9595. 7002
Firehouse Road.

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

BY ORIGINAL OWNER, 2BR/2BA, Westbay Point
and Moorings. Tiled floors, carpeting, additional ex-
tras. Steps to pool, Jacuzzi, tennis courts. Price ne-
gotiable. 778-1827.

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.

CONDO ON THE Gulf, 2BR/2BA, heated pool, ten-
nis courts. Turn-key. $198,000. Call 956-447-3869.

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 bed-
rooms 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.

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.

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


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the Sarasota Farmers Market (Main St., Sarasota)
Saturday Mornings, 7 til Noon.
piergear@tampabay.rr.com 778-4991






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

BIMINI BAYFRONT, beautiful southeasterly open
view. 12 by 65 dock, 11,000-lb. lift, pool and more.
Principals only call 953-6897 to see this 2800 plus sq.
ft. single story home. $429,000.

HOLMES BEACH, 2BR/2BA duplex. New interior finishes,
kitchens and baths. $219,000. Call Stan, 794-1550.

ANNA GULFFRONT DUPLEX, 2BR/1BA, double
carport, sun decks, recent upgrades. Good income
producing location, turnkey, by owner. 778-3143.




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WALK TO BEACH. Family compound, investment
supplement. Two separated deeded homes attached
by double breezeway. Each home has 2BR/2BA,
porches, garages. Custom designed on large lot. Extra,
on rear of property a 60' by 24' building for indoor swim-
ming pool, greenhouse, workshop, artist studio and
more. $379,000. Owners will sell separately. Financing
available. Fran Maxon Real Estate, 778-2307. Agnes
Tooker, 778-5287 or Ken Jackson, 778-6986.

VILLAGE GREEN, section 12, model D. Living room,
dining room, family room with skylights. All appli-
ances, ceiling fans, enclosed lanai, vertical blinds.
Two-car garage. 761-1220 for appointment.

ANNA MARIA CANALFRONT 3BR/3BA near the
beach. Completely upgraded, 75x148 lot, 23' dock,
citrus trees, nicely landscaped. $279,000. To see,
call owner, 941-778-7765.


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


The Crown Jewel ofAnna Maria Island
Twenty-Eight Exclusive Townhomes In The Key West Tradition.
These charming homes offer views of the
beach and bayfront from three balconies. Each
townhouse will include a large enclosed garage
and two living floors above. A maintenance-free
B community with pool, tropical landscaping, spa,
assigned beach easement and waterfront


GULFFRONT CONDO, lovely view of Gulf and
beach. 2BR/2BA, spacious rooms, garage, extra stor-
age, heated pool, clubhouse, tennis, elevator. Fur-
nished. $239,000. Call Yvonne Higgins at Wagner
Realty, 720-3879.
EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All real estate adver-
tising herein is subject to the Fair Housing Act, which
makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation or
discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handi-
cap, familial status or national origin, or intention to make
any such preference, limitation or discrimination." Familial
status includes children under age of 18 living with parents
or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing
custody of- children under 18. This newspaper will not
knowing accept any advertising for real estate which is in
violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that
all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on
an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination
call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777, for the hearing im-
paired (TDD) 1-800-543-8294.


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WELL BUILT ELEVATED HOME on two large canalfront lots on the north end of
Anna Maria. Unlimited potential here to expand or knock down for two great
canalfront lots. 228 ft. on the water. This one won't last! Offered at $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 corner unit in a relaxed complex and just steps to the pool. Don't
miss this opportunity for truly affordable living! $64,900.
2001 SEASON Do you have your place reserved for next winter season? Stop by
for our rental brochure and complete list of available rentals for next year. We still
have rentlas available for April 2000.

r3 JMLS Call Ken Jackson at 778-6986 Our
.AL. Agnes Tooker 778-5287 30th
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WATERFRONT HOMES:
727 Key Royale .................$895,000
511 Loquat .................. $699,000
613 Ivanhoe Lane ........ $675,000
622 North Point Dr ......... $659,000
618 No.Point Harbor..... $525,000
512 75th Street ................. $449,000
540 67th Street ................. $439,950
407 20th Place .................. $439,000
527 72nd Street ................... $399,000
221 Bird Key Dr................ $425,000
607 Emerald Lane ................ $269,000
10324 Spoonbill Rd ............. $215,900

WATERFRONT
AND ISLAND CONDOS:
5608 Gulf Dr ................... $419,000
Gulf Place Condo ........ $329,995
Mariners Cove............... $289,000
4706 61st Ave Dr ......... $250,000
6300 Flotilla................ $179,900

ISLAND HOMES:
509 South Bay Blvd ............ $539,000
254 Gladiolus.................. $319,000
514 69th St.................... $298,000
2406 Avenue A............... $289,900
207 Periwinkle ............. $224,900
203 76th St .................. $219,900
420 Spring ................... $219,900
214 84th Stret ................. $219,000
108 3rd St North .......... $175,000
455 62nd St ................... $77,900
VACANT LOTS:
518 Bayview Place ............ $279,000
2409 Avenue A............ $199,000
501 South Bay Blvd ......... $159,000


I Nick Patsios DUPLEXES/TRIPLEXES
Broker/Salesperson
U I MULTI FAMILY PROPERTIES:
101 25th St .................. $585,000
7301 Gulf Drive ............ $249,000
203 76th St .................. $219,900
2410 Ave B .................. $199,900
Rebecca Samler MAINLAND:
Realtor
2418 90th Street NW...... $3,195,000
11331 Perico Island Circle... $229,900
10324 Spoonbill Road ... $215,900
1235 Spoonbill Landings ..... $151,900
4708 26th Ave. W ............. $199,900
Chris Shaw 3903 11th Ave W ............... $154,900
Realtor COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES

812 North Bay Blvd ......... $879,000
4 5704 Marina Dr ............... $429,000
S- 310 Pine Ave................. $294,500
4)? 510 7th Street............... $139,000
Marilyn Trevethan 855 Cortez Rd ...................... $89,900
Realtor








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No. 0227


A TRIP TO THE SHRINK

BY HARVEY ESTES / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ


ACROSS
1 Tempted a
traffic cop
5 It maybe
dismissed
10 Conk
13 Musical treasure
18 "-- Simple
Man" (#1 Ricky
Van Shelton
song)
19 Graceful girls
21 Drop the ball
22 Started a line?
23 Completely
25 Flipper's
question
27 Come to
28 Like a gull
29 Dieter's concern
30 Pathetic poetry
32 Big part
34 Like some vows
37 Chafe at
38 Wars
(Caesarean
campaigns)
40 Jay follower
41 Eastern way
43 Jaypreceder
44 Kind of limit
45 "Let's Fall in
Love"
songwriter
47 Part of some
film reviews
48 Coll. major
51 Notup
52 Not hot


53 Who might be to
blame
54 On the safe side
58 Pro--
59 She won five
Emmys for her
sitcom title role
60 Kind of idol
61 Like angel food
cake
63 Wide-eyed
64 Where fans may
be found
65 Displayed
ostentatiously
66 Like Zeppo,
among the Marx
Brothers
69 Operator's
accessory
70 Smashes from
Sampras
71 Downright
72 Outlooks
74 Freebie
75 Directly
confront
76 Composer
Arensky
77 Depth charge
targets
78 Refuse
transporter
81 Vdronique, e.g.:
Abbr.
82 Read lines, in a
way
83 Computer
choice
84 Shipping way
option
85 Decay
88 Billy Budd, for
one
89 Inn stock
90 Dropping off the
dry cleaning, e.g.


92 It may have a
string attached
96 Makeshift
99 Doesn'tjust tear
up
100 Hack's question
101 Guffawed
103 Stood
105 Barbershop
figure
106 Stadium special
109 110-Down, e.g.
111 Use
112 Time before
113 "Planet of the
Apes" savages
114 "Behold!"
115 Bookstore
category
116 Drops on blades
117 Just know
118 Owner's
acquisition
DOWN
1 Kitchen gizmo
2 Letout of the
can?
3 Overdoes it
onstage
4 Like some
returned goods
5 Winter hrs. in
Wichita
6 Frenchsilk
center
7 A,in
communications
8 Fruitery
problem
9 Moved the earth
10 Executes, in a
way
11 Sci-fi writer-
Scott Card


12 Put out
13 Penetrating
14 Hurricane home
15 He left Maria for
Jackie
16 Address book
abbr.
17 Some cards and
tags
20 Pocket
24 Kiosk
eye-catcher
26 Mature
31 When Paris is
burning
33 Resort near
Waikiki
35 Quarreling
36 "Moonlight
Gambler" singer
38 It's a gift
39 Exhibits fear, in
a way
42 Court contest
46 Bridges in
movies
47 Expensive band
48 Some are
slippery
49 Straight, at the
bar
50 Begin before the
others
51 Cannon
attachment
53 Undo
55 R. J. Reynolds
brand
56 Like 73-Down
57 They're found in
scores
58 "Wild" one
59 Dress down


61 Like sinners, to 77 Initiated
preachers 78 Risqud
62 Iron-fisted ones? 79 Cleardish
65 Easy out, perhaps 80 Like some lots
67 Part of a jukebox 83 Tankbuildup
68 and Wear
(English county) 85 Third person
71 Grp. that gets ending of old
the shaft? 86 Root crop
72 Sweeping 87 Uncapped?
73 Pachacuti's 89 Slayer of
people Python, in myth


91 Motel 102 Pulled out a
inhabitant? piece
93 "No fighting, 104 Go over
please"
Splase" 106 "Doo" follower
94 This second
95 Didn'tjust snack 107 Ab (from
97 Go around the the start)
world 108 Sit-down
98 Sore spot strikers of 1937:
100 Makes Abbr.
independent, in 110 Memphis-to-
a way Biloxi dir.


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BOATER'S NEEDED IN PARADISE! Lovely
3BR/2BA home on deep-water canal with no
bridges to Gulf. Walk to beaches. Owner/agent.
$339,000. Piroska Kallay 778-2261. MLS#43419
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CEDARS EAST furnished 2BR/2.5BA townhome
with attached garage. New carpet, ceramic tile,
paint. Ten lighted Har-Tru tennis courts, pool.
$199,000. Noreen Roberts 778-2261. MLS#41301





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COVE SOUND YACHT CLUB Key West style
3BR home on deep sailboat water, includes eleva-
tor, 13,0001b boat lift. Award winning landscape.
$559,000. Rose Schnoerr 778-2261. MLS#41245


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KEY WEST STYLE WATERFRONT 3BR/2BA home
in Terra Ceia. Cabana with BBQ pit, boathouse with
hoist, two-story caged, heated pool and spa. 1.5 acres.
$499,000. Rose Schnoerr 778-2261. MLS#40912

LOTS/ACREAGE
$12,500 Mobile home lot/Ridgewood Meadows/
Ellenton, Chard Winheim.
$25,900 Willow Shores, Parrish, Tony Tiberini.
$59,900 Corner lot in Ellenton, Patty Stump.
$99,750 (each) Two canalfront lots in Riverdale
Revised, Tony Tiberini.
$195,000 NW Bradenton Palma Sola, bayfront
lot, Rose Schnoerr.
$275,000 Terra Ceia. 11.5 +/- acres, Noreen Rob-
erts
$399,500 Bay Harbor, Anna Maria, Rose
Schnoerr.


ANNUAL UNFURNISHED RENTALS

Smuggler's Landing 3/2 condo, htd. pool,
tennis
Wild Oak Bay 2/2/1 villa, lakeview, heated
pool
Lakewood Ranch -2/2 home with den, pool,
brand new

SEASONAL RENTALS AVAILABLE
Call Missy Laps at 778-9611
Toll Free 1-877-651-0123


WESTBAY ESTATES 3BR/2BA pool/spa home
with fenced yard. Great family area close to schools
and shopping. Family room and wet bar. $149,900.
Chard Winheim 778-2261. MLS#41483







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INLETS AT RIVERDALE Beautiful Key West
Style newer home on canal. 2BR/2BA, den, util-
ity room, two-car garage and screen porch.
$235,000. Tony Tiberini 778-2261. MLS#4265




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Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island. Five of-
fices total. $335,000. Bobye Chasey 778-2261.
MLS#35803


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The Islander


Seventh Annual

Anna Maria Island

Tour of Homes
Saturday March 11


10am


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Tour five beautiful Island homeS!
PLUS: Cafe & Boutique...
"SmiNTKD TD CWTXIV TE =nESS"


A benefit for the Anna Maria
Island Community Center


This special section is provided as a community service by The Islander. A portion of the advertising revenue benefits the Anna Maria Island Community Center.


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Island homes open for fundraiser Saturday


he seventh annual Anna Maria Island Tour
of Homes will take up most of Saturday,
March 11, and a sponsor makes a convinc-
ing claim that it's a bargain of bargains.
The cost for the tour is $12 tops, $10 if you
plan. Lunch is $5. A wine tasting to wrap up the
day is $5. So you get a day's entertainment and
enlightenment for $22 max.
That's the calculation of Marge Plath, who has
been involved in the tour for years and helped
arrange this one. Actually, her figures leave room
at the top for more spending at the boutique.


Participants may join the tour at any of the
five homes on the schedule, paying $12 there if
they haven't bought tickets for $10 earlier at any
of several Island locations.
To save the floors, no high heels are permitted
and everyone must wear booties over their shoes.
No photography is permitted in any of the homes.
Otherwise, it's an open event for enjoyment and
relaxation, said Plath.
The Island Tropical Treasure Boutique this
year will be at 101 Cedar Street, Anna Maria City,
one of the homes on the tour. It will have items for


sale such as swamp cabbage relish, jellies, arts and
crafts, all Island-produced.
Also available at the boutique starting at 11
a.m. will be luncheon of soup and chicken salad
sandwich.
The wine tasting will be from 2 until 4 p.m. at
the Bistro as Island's End, 204 Pine.Ave., Anna
Maria City.
Last year 1,500 people toured homes, Plath
said, and at least that many are expected this year.
Proceeds will go to the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center. Details are available at 778-1908.


Edwin Hall

624 Concord Lane,

Holmes Beach
Hall has turned his Key Royale home into
a family retreat for his three children,
their spouses and six children, all New
Jersey residents who spend as much time as pos-
sible with him here.
Architect Emily Anne Smith and contractor
R.C. Nonn converted a typical 1960s ranch into a
two-story Mediterranean-style Island retreat with
soft Italian architecture detailing, boasting views
ofBimini Bay from all rooms. His office is a replica
of his former office in the World Trade Center in
New York, and the new kitchen is fit for a gour-
met chef.


This Key Royale house is a converted ranch house which has been transformed into a two-story Mediterra-
nean-style Island retreat.


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'Paint tfieSandT Pple!
Why not? Sure it's a wild thought, but that's the idea! We'll
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solution to your decorating challenges.
Tired of Shopping ... Driving ... Shopping ...Driving ...
...and not finding the perfect color to match your d6cor?
We'll bring the colors, textures and sizzle right to your
home or business with no obligation. Thousands of colors
of carpet, ceramic tile, vinyl and wood flooring.
Plus window fashions will be at your fingertips.
What Can I Do To Change My World?
If you are not sure what to do, how to do it or what to
change, we can provide you with a free one hour special
consultation with our design expert. And, if you need more
time, our design services are available at a super value to
help add the perfect touch to your piece of paradise. Ask
any of the over 1,000 friends we've helped here since 1992.
But, Don't Wait to Call ...
This special design offer will have our schedule filling up fast. Call me
today at 779-9311. This offer expires March 11,2000.
Thank You, Ed Kirn

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Vinyl & Wood Flooring & Window Fashions
778-7311 779-9311
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Italian stone offsets the pre-Columbian pottery in this Neptune Lane house.


Ernie Kendler


118 Neptune Lane, Anna Maria


Ernie Kendler designed this home from the
welcoming garden to the elevated Key
West-style house. The garden features
Florida plantings, bisected by a winding path to
the house.
The home's open floor plan with Italian stone
tile complements his collections of fossils, pre-


Columbian pottery and glass objets d' art. The
owner also is an accomplished cook, as reflected
in his kitchen's cherry louvered cabinets, granite
countertops, gas stove and custom butcher block
cutting board. Throughout the house are high
ceilings, arched doorways and special lighting
techniques.


The Kendler house has a Florida-style garden
bysected by a winding footpath.


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101 Cedar Ave., Anna Maria


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Lush landscaping adds to the former fishermen's
clubhouse on Cedar Avenue in Anna Maria.


he "Pelican House" is a cozy beach cottage
with an unusual history. It was built origi
nallv in an orange grove near Bradenton in
the 1920s, moved by barge in 1935 to Pepper Av-
enue on the Island and used as a fishermen's club-
house.
William Martin Jr. bought it in 1960 and


moved it to his property on Cedar Avenue. His
wife Mary named it "The Pelican House."
Current owners Bill and Nell Martin have re-
modeled it several times, yet preserving its old
charm: The living room still has fish scales in the
door from clubhouse days, the original magnolia
paneling and the huge wild cherry table still remain.


MARINER S COVE
792-5757
Final Phase Only Ten Units Left!


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, 10-foot ceilings on first floor
* Catherdral ceilings to over 20-feet
on second floor
* One dock space with water for
each unit
* Under building parking with two
spaces per resident
* Two heated pools and heated
spas, two tennis courts


. Magnificent blue water views of
Anna Maria Sound and Palma Sola
Bay
. Located close to coastal beaches,
exclusive restaurants (many with
docking facilities), shopping plazas,
golf courses and area entertainment
* Easy access to Tampa, St. Peters-
burg, Clearwater. Bradenton,
Sarasota
* Priced from the $240s (Broker
Participation Welcome)
* Only ten units left


Located North of Cortez Road access from 127th St. WV. Sales office on site in
construction trailer beyond security gate. Plensc call for information or to
make an appointment Daily 10-4 Sunday 10-4
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Clyde and Ginny Dutton

205 Spring Ave., Anna Maria


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collection of antiques and their eclectic stvie. Their
commissioned satillo tile hurricane floor by Dieter
& Richard has become the focal point of the living
room, with decor and furnishings bv Ginny's
Antiques and Art.


The tile floor in the "HurricaHne Houise" depicts -;
hurricane's eye.


NEVER KNOWINGLY UNDERSOLD


Phone orders and same day delivery.

Free delivery & removal

of old bedding.


Posturpedic Support
Only From Sealy


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922-5271 or 1-800-265-9124
1901 Hansen Street Sarasota


Turn at Village Inn (behind Tire Kingdom) Mon-Fri 8:30 'til 7 Sat 8:30-6 Sun 12-5


Steams & Foster
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T he home is named "The Hurricane House"
from its service as a safe haven for many
Anna Maria Island residents in stormy
weather, due to its sturdy construction. The
Duttons moved here after 18 years of visiting his
parents on the Island, and fell in love with this late
1930s house with its concrete beams, walls, ceiling


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Anna Maria IslandI
Tour of Homes


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With 17-foot ceilings and 30 feet of glass facing Coconut Bayou, the Davis house is spacious indeed.


Ted and Linda Davis

130 Hammock Road, Anna Maria


This contemporary home on a quiet cul-de-
sac in Anna Maria has striking white wood
floors, black and white tile, 17-foot ceilings
and 30 feet of sliding glass doors providing a pan-
orama of Coconut Bayou.
The Davises designed the home themselves to


reflect their personalities and lifestyle. Those re-
flections include plush off-white carpeting with
black inlays in the master bedroom, and its bath-
room with a Roman tub. For great entertaining
they have an oversized kitchen, and a mirrored
wet bar off the great room.


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NEW CONSTRUCTION REMODELING


EATMAN & 6MITH
ARCHITECTURE PLANNING LANDSCAPING
129 Bridge street, post office box 333
bradenton beach, fl 34217 (941) 778-3113
-on historic anna maria island-
Tom Eatman AIA & Emily Anne Smith

"excellence
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8" by 6" sculpture
blocks by local
artist Sean Colson
available at ...


SCOTT HOAURD INTERIORS
Carpet Window Treatment Furniture Re-Upholstery Finishing Touches


D. Scott Howard,
Professional A.S.I.D.
FI. Lic. #0001900


755-6088
Hours: By appointment or by chance ...
and "I make housecalls"
7443 Manatee Avenue West
(in Albertsons Courtyard)


CAN'T STAND THE HEAT ...


Set the perfect table ...
and save 30% on
China Crystal Flatware
including these famous brands:
Gorham Lenox Noritake Towle Wedgewood *
Oneida Royal Doulton Royal Worcester /Spode
Reed & Barton Miller Rogska Portmeirion
We are the area's exclusive retailer for Ralph Lauren China.
Sale applies to in-stock and special orders.
Holiday patterns excluded from this sale.

4 Lively Gifts & Kitchen
Beachway Plaza 75th Street and Manatee Avenue 792-0487
www.livelygtbridal.com







Located at the Martin home #3, 101 Cedar Ave. Anna Maria
Our 2000 boutique includes unique crafts and original artwork
by local artists. And, don't miss your chance to purchase
great homemade temptations from our Island chefs, including:
Swamp Cabbage Relish* Million-Dollar Relish
Calamondra Marmalade Kumquat Marmalade
Pepper Jelly Fine Apple Jelly
Enjoy bakery items or cool drinks and lunch, including:
Cold Cucumber Soup or Gazpacho
Chicken Salad Sandwich, Ritzy Island Cookies
and Iced Tea or Lemonade, All for $5, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
All proceeds benefit the Anna Maria Island Community Center


THE ISLANDER 0 MARCH 8, 2000 0 HOME TOUR PAGE 7

FOR BEAUTIFUL THINGS FOR THE HOME ...

Dee's Boutique
Gift & Christmas Shoppe

HU6E SAVINGS
ON SELECTED ITEMS

0 % OFF
New Arrivals Everyday!
Fun Fashion & Unique Gifts
SYear Round Christmas Shoppe
Anna Maria Centre Shops 3324 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach 778-4665
Hours Mon-Wed 9-7PM Thurs Sat 9-8PM Sun 10-4PM


ca" AIR AMERICA
Air Conditioning & Heating
LICENSED TO CHILL SINCE 1981
Eric Bergan (941) 779-CHIL (2445)
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Ceramic tile starting at $1.59 per sq.ft.
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of Anna Maria iand

Founders Day Open House
Sunday, March 12 2-4pm
More than 15 charter charter members will display their art
for the 11th anniversary of the Artists Guild of Anna Maria.
Please join us for refreshments and entertainment
by Cynthia and Royce Wilson, Jeanette Rothberg
of the Bradenton Early Music Society.
5414 Marina Drive Holmes Beach 778-6694








Nautical Decorator Pieces from the Usual to the Unusual
Wonderful Accents For
Home Office Restaurant


We shop the worldfor the best in nauticals!
MNon. Fri. 9:30 5:30pm and Sat. 10-5pm
Sunday 1-4pm
12304 Cortez Road West Cortez, FL (941) 795-5756




Estate Sale
238 Willow, Anna Maria
Friday March 10 9am 2pm
[#'s at 8am]

Featuring the contents of a two-bedroom beachhouse
including: beach prints, watercolors, pool table,
bookcases, patio furniture, telescope, beautiful wood
dinette set, double bed, futon, Black & Decker electric
lawn mower, yard tools, kitchen ware plus additions.

Sale conducted by: -I4rl i ft eti AEUI
941 -794-6633


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better than anything else and
makes the perfect gift.
Stop by and see us.


PHOENIX FRAME
5416 Marina Drive o Island Shopping Center
778-5480
Open iTuesday Friday 10 to 3:30pm Saturday 10 to 3pmn


You may be attached to
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but maybe it's time to do
a little updating.

SCall Christie's Plumbing
SServing your needs since 1975
Repairs & Remodeling New Construction
Emergency Service Free Estimates
Water Heaters Sewer & Drain Cleaning
/'/'10\ LP gas $8 per fill 20 lb cylinder
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Residential/Commercial Open Saturdays

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WE BUY AND CONSIGN!
Monday Saturday 10 5:30pm Sunday 1 4pm
5600 Marina Drive Holmes Beach 779-1773


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