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"The Best News on Anna Maria Island"
Volume 8, no. 19, March 22, 2000 FREE
By Pat Copeland
"I'm taking it as a personal insult,"
declared Bradenton Beach Mayor Gail
Cole said in objecting to the treatment of
a speaker he sponsored at last week's
meeting of Island elected officials.
Cole said he is seeking apologies
from the officials who grilled software
developer David Silver and cut his presen-
tation short. Going one step further, Cole
said his city will boycott all meetings of
Island officials until he receives apologies.
"I invited David to the meeting to
make his presentation on software for
the car tag re-entry program," Cole ex-
plained. "They didn't even give him the
PLEASE SEE MAYORS, PAGE 5
Cool blues, warm sunset
Joseph Sparkes, 23, played saxophone on the beach to the delight of many, including grandparents Gloria and Warren
McAvoy of the Sandpiper Mobile Resort in Bradenton Beach. Sparkes is a junior at the University of Massachusetts in
Clinton. The photo was taken by his sister Jennifer.
Final reading of alcohol law Thursday in Anna Maria
By Susan K. Kesselring
The Anna Maria City Commission wants au-
tonomy over the issuance and enforcement of a special
use permit that would allow restaurant owners to serve
beer and wine with meals.
City officials discussed and scrutinized a draft of
the city's revised alcohol beverage ordinance March 9
at a work session. The second reading and final version
of the draft will be read and voted on March 23.
Commissioners said they would prefer to issue
special use permits instead of them being issued by the
city's building official, as stipulated in the draft.
Also included in the draft and debated by the
commission is a passage giving the code enforce-
ment board the power to suspend or revoke a permit
should the permit holder not meet the city's criteria.
For the past 13 years, restaurant owners were pre-
vented from selling alcohol due to the location of their
restaurant. Restrictions were placed on establishments
less than 2,500 feet from an existing restaurant serving
alcohol, or less than 2,500 feet from a church.
The state has authority in issuing licenses, though
the city can make its laws more stringent than the state.
Anna Maria did this by regulating land use.
Ed and Andrea Spring, owners of Sign of the Mer-
maid Restaurant, and Ato Kelly, of the former Ato's
Restaurant and now the Waterfront, doggedly pursued
a change in the law.
Last fall, the former commission took a consensus
not to approve pursuing an amendment. Instead, it put
the issue in the lap of voters who mandated changing
the current ordinance by referendum. In the Feb. 8 elec-
tion, 71 percent of voters favored the change.
The ordinance is now being amended to allow res-
taurant owners to sell beer and wine, so long as they
derive 60 percent of their gross profit from food sales.
According to the draft, which has already been
revised once, the city building official is to review
and either approve or deny the special use permit ap-
plication. If the building official should deny the
permit, the applicant would be allowed to appeal the
denial to the city commission.
Commissioner Doug Wolfe questioned why the city's
building official would be involved in the process.
Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh explained it was ar-
ranged that way so the city wouldn't be able to act as
judge and jury. He said the applicant would not have
a board to appeal to if the city commission handled the
The person most likely to handle a land use prob-
lem would be the building official, he said.
Commissioner Jay Hill said the process provides
no review by the commission before it's permitted.
Hill said it comes down to a "matter of trust."
Other things have been signed off on that should
not have been and the city wasn't made privy until af-
ter the fact, he said.
City Attorney Bob Hendrickson was on hand to
help the commission work out the kinks. At the direc-
tion of the commission, he said he would make the is-
suance of the permit subject to commission approval.
Attention was then turned to the role of the code
enforcement board in enforcing the ordinance.
To the obvious chagrin of Code Enforcement Board
Chairman John Michaels, Deffenbaugh said the city hasn't
had good participation with the board in the past.
The mayor would rather have enforcement of the
alcohol ordinance be the responsibility of the commis-
sion because revoking a permit is a real "sticky situa-
tion," he said.
"The commission should be entitled to take this
action," Deffenbaugh said.
Michaels said, "Are we re-establishing the code
enforcement board? The reason it dissolved in the past
was because there was nothing to do. Nothing was ever
referred to it. We have gone through the process of re-
appointing members. It's my impression we should be
involved in this issue."
Deffenbaugh said it was an oversight on his part.
PLEASE SEE ALCOHOL, PAGE 51
Wednesday March 22
Concert: The Wellesley College choir per-
forms at Roser Memorial Community Church,
Thursday March 23
Harmony: Anna Maria Island Community
Center hosts the Gulfcoast Sandpiper Barber-
shop Singers, 1 p.m.
Saturday March 25
Fair 'n Festival: Longboat Key Center for
Arts hosts annual craft show, 10 a.m. until 4
p.m. in the north key village.
Sunday March 26
Pancake breakfast: St. Bernard Catholic
Church, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Concert: Anna Maria Island Community
Orchestra & Chorus performs at St. Bernard
Catholic Church auditorium, 2 p.m.
More information inside.
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Bradenton Beach pier operation
bids going out soon
By Paul Roat
Want to run a fishing pier? It seems lots of folks are
gearing to do just that in Anna Maria City.
Well, you can put your bid in to operate the Bradenton
Beach City Pier later this year and take your chances.
Pier manager Georgia Meier's franchise agreement
with Bradenton Beach is due to expire June 30. The
city is in the process of advertising for bids for manage-
ment of the facility at the east end of Bridge Street. Pier
operations include a restaurant and a bait and tackle
shop. Pier operators also collect $1 from fishers who
wish to cast a line in the water off the structure.
Proposals will have to meet some basic guidelines,
according to a consensus of city commissioners:
The proposals must pay a one-time $2,000 charge
to the city upon selection.
Proposals must agree to pay the city a minimum
of 12 percent of the gross sales of the restaurant and
bait shop monthly, or $1,000, whichever is greater.
Hours of operation for the bait stand and restau-
rant must at a minimum be from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven
operation at the
City Pier will be up
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days a week.
The pier lease will be for three years, with an op-
tion of two two-year extensions.
Meier has been operating the Bridge Street Pier
and Cafe for several years. Proceeds to the city have
steadily climbed in that time. For example, gross sales
from the restaurant during the month of January were:
The city's portion of the proceeds of the operation are
placed in a special fund for repairs or improvements to the
In addition, the city has received upwards of $500,000
in the past few years for improvements to the pier, with
most of the funding coming from federal or state grants.
City commissioners are expected to approve the lan-
guage for the proposal requests in April, then advertise the
proposals and meet to select a franchisee in June.
Anna Maria City
March 23, 7 p.m., Commission meeting. Agenda: ap-
pointment of city attorney, second reading of ordinance
regarding alcohol beverage special use permits, pier
discussion, disposition of city property, planning and
zoning board recommendations, request for removal of
sign at 217 Pine Ave. and office reorganization.
March 27, 7:30 p.m., Planning and Zoning Board.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
March 23, 6 p.m., Planning, Zoning Board work session.
March 23, 6:30 p.m., Charter review commission meet-
ing, Tingley Memorial Library, 111 Second St. N.
March 24, 1 p.m., Commission and department head
March 28, 1 p.m., Scenic Highway meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
March 23, 2 p.m., Code Enforcement Board.
March 27, 10 a.m., Swearing in of newly elected com-
missioners followed by commission meeting.
March 28, 7 p.m., Commission meeting followed by
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
March 27, 9:30 a.m., Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan
Planning Organization, Sudakoff Hall, USF campus,
Tour of Homes benefit tops
The seventh annual Anna Maria Island Tour of
Homes held March 11 to benefit the Anna Maria Island
Community Center topped its best-ever ticket sales,
1,250 sold, and funds from a boutique and cafe added
to that to bring the total proceeds to $20,174.
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Officials skeptical about car tag software
By Pat Copeland
Don't shoot the messenger, Holmes Beach Com-
missioner Sandy Haas-Martens told Island elected of-
ficials after they halted a presentation and grilled the
"He's just explaining what's available to us,"
Haas-Martens said. "It will make our jobs a lot easier."
At last week's meeting of the Coalition of Barrier
Island Elected Officials, David Silver of Hello Soft-
ware Inc. presented information on a computer soft-
ware program that will maintain records on car tags
which will be used to identify residents' vehicles for re-
entry following an emergency evacuation.
Silver developed the program at the request of
Bradenton Beach officials, who invited him to share it
with other elected officials at the meeting. The previ-
ous week, Silver presented the program to Island emer-
Midway through Silver's presentation, Holmes
Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore said, "As elected offi-
cials we really don't need to know this technical stuff.
What we want to know is, will you provide training for
our staff if we purchase. it and how much is it?"
Silver said the cost per city is $500 and training is
"I just wanted you to have a feel for what the pro-
gram can do and how it works," Silver said.
Silver said data can be tracked using street ad-
dresses, a resident or company name and the tag num-
ber. The program will flag the entry if residents request
more than one tag for a household,
Each entry will include the resident's name, ad-
dress and telephone number; business name, if appli-
cable; property identification number and city code;
sticker color, number, year registered and expiration
date and the make, model, color and license number of
Whitmore said she is concerned about staff time to
enter the information. Silver said staff and volunteers
can take registration forms and issue tags while the in-
formation can be set aside and entered in the computer
at a later date.
West Manatee Fire Chief Andy Price said informa-
tion such as addresses will be pre-loaded into the pro-
gram from the Manatee County tax roll.
Anna Maria Commissioner Tom Skoloda said if it
took 10 minutes to make each entry and a person
worked on entries five hours a day, it would take 33
days to enter 1,000 residents.
"It will take time for the initial setup," Bradenton
Beach Police Lt. John Cosby noted. "This is a tool to
help speed up re-entry. It's easier to hang a tag and be
waved in than to stop and show two forms of identifi-
cation. All the cities approved this and law enforcement
wants a better system."
As officials continued to question Silver, Price
expressed his frustration.
"We've been dealing with this issue for seven
years and not one person has presented any other plan
to address the issue of re-entry," Price pointed out.
"You have no plan now because the stickers don't work
any more. The Island Emergency Operations Center
has been trying to get this approved for three years. We
finally got the software and now all of a sudden every-
body wants to put a kibosh to it."
"This is the first we've seen of it," Whitmore re-
Holmes Beach Commissioner Roger Lutz said the
cities approved the tags, but not the software program.
"Why do we need to have it in a computer?" Lutz
asked. "What do we need with this big data bank?"
Silver noted that the cities aren't required to pur-
chase the software and can issue tags and record the
information on index cards. He said the software is a
convenient way to record the data and it will simplify
tag renewal, tracking and control.
"I'm not sure this will give us much more or assist
us in getting people back to the Island," Skoloda said.
"All this gentleman is doing is giving a presenta-
tion of software," Cosby replied. "If you decide not to
use it, that's fine. You can go back to two forms of ID."
Cosby said the Federal Emergency Management
Administration is planning major changes in its disas-
ter policies and the software information will help cit-
ies meet those future requirements.
"I would like to have this information, and 1 think
the computer is the way to go," Anna Maria Mayor
Gary Deffenbaugh. "Yes, it takes time to put in the
information, but anything worthwhile takes time."
Anna Maria Public Works Director Anne Beck
said she has worked extensively with the IEOC and
Manatee County EOC in the past and is well aware of
the problems of creating a system for re-entry.
"I think this is wonderful," Beck said.
Ron Koper, risk manager for the City of Palmetto,
said officials should think globally, not locally.
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courtesy of allowing him to finish."
Cole said he notified Holmes Beach Mayor Carol
Whitmore that he will not attend the March 20 meet-
ing of the Island Transportation Planning Organization
and that he expects her to write an apology to Silver.
Whitmore responded, "No one announced that Sil-
ver was a friend of Mayor Cole's or that the mayor had
invited him to the meeting. We haven't been to the Is-
land Emergency Operations Center meetings and it was
the first we'd heard about the software. We thought he
was a sales representative."
Whitmore said she spoke with Silver after the
meeting and apologized. Then, after learning of Cole's
request, she wrote an apology to Silver.
"I was not aware that the elected officials were
going to be given a more detailed description of your
Car tag discussion continues
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"This entire region must have an evacuation
plan, because we'll have to move 10,000 residents
out, then back in," Koper said. "This data base is
nothing more than a tool to help manage those
10,000 people. We need it at the EOC because we're
the ones who have to answer resident's questions
and keep them happy after.the evacuation. The ex-
perts think Silver's data base is great."
Anna Maria Commissioner Bob Barlow asked
when the hanging tags will be available for residents.
"The IEOC was waiting for the software, because
it is the key to maintaining the information," Price ex-
plained. "Now we can write the policy and procedures
for issuing the tags. We have to put it down in writing
so that everyone issues them the same way."
The software will be officially presented to Anna
Maria and Holmes Beach for a vote. Bradenton Beach
officials have already approved the software.
Longboat Key officials have expressed interest in
using the tag and software system but none were
present at last week's meeting or at the previous week's
meeting of Island emergency officials.
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software and I felt that I needed to stop the presenta-
tion and allow elected officials from other cities to
voice their concerns," Whitmore wrote.
Whitmore said officials should have had the oppor-
tunity to discuss the software before Silver made his
Alcohol law OK expected
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He overlooked the fact that the board was re-ap-
Additional limitations, such as not allowing
stand-up bars, were included in the wording of the
referendum, but this reference was absent in the
draft. The referendum was not binding, but commis-
sioners said they would honor it if it should pass.
Commissioner Tom Skoloda asked why the
provision on stand-up bars wasn't included.
Hendrickson said the city might be overstep-
ping its boundaries if it includes that provision.
"I would be concerned about adding that.
There is some law that says that the city has no
ability to control the manner which the otherwise
validly issued license can be used," he said.
The provision on stand-up bars could be chal-
lenged by a court of law as being beyond the author-
ity of the city, he said. However, there is a
severability provision and if the city loses on that
point, the rest of the ordinance would remain intact.
THE ISLANDER 0 MARCH 22, 2000 0 PAGE 5
odds over presentation
"I just wanted to know the cost to the city and if we
would get free training," Whitmore said. "I have to
justify what I spend to the taxpayers."
Cole said once he receives apologies, he and his
staff will return to participation in Island meetings.
"These meetings are very important to the Island,
but officials will have to conduct themselves properly,"
Cole said he believes strongly in the car-tag system
and feels the software program will be invaluable for
recording and tracking resident car tags.
"The car tags are very important to the Island,"
Cole stressed. "David has developed a software system
that's very easy to use," Cole said. "I don't understand
the reasoning of those who oppose it. I thought it was
as easy as pouring water out of a boot with the instruc-
tions on the heel."
Whitmore said she just wants to "pass out the tags
and not worry about registration, where people live and
what kind of car they have."
West Manatee Fire Chief Andy Price also ex-
pressed frustration with officials' reticence about the
software. Following the meeting, he sent a memo to all
three Island mayors giving them the responsibility to
order tags and implement a tracking system.
The hanging tags are similar to those used to iden-
tify handicapped drivers. Stickers similar to automobile
registration stickers, numbered and color-coded by
city, are attached to the tags. One tag will be issued to
each household and residents will be charged a small
fee for the tags.
"The evacuation re-entry guideline provided is
a basic overview of the tag system." Price said. "I
would strongly suggest that each city develop an
internal procedure for issuance of the tags and coor-
dinate with the other cities with respect to cost,
sticker color, time periods of issuance, tracking or
any other issues that would affect the smooth opera-
tion of re-entry."
Price said the fire district and the City of Bradenton
Beach plan to use Silver's software and the fire district
will maintain the list of essential service providers
(those allowed on the Island first after a disaster in or-
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Table for two, please
We can't imagine the person who wouldn't love to
enjoy dining outdoors in the great weather we've ex-
perienced of late.
We also can't imagine how people manage to en-
joy eating a meal in summer without the benefit of air
conditioning when our temperatures soar above 98
degrees, the only brush of air is a sneeze and the sun
beats down relentlessly.
Holmes Beach has grappled with outdoor dining to
no avail, while it's virtually unregulated in Anna Maria
and Bradenton Beach.
The Holmes Beach City Commission passed an
ordinance to permit outdoor dining in 1997 and has
changed its stipulations twice since.
Outdoor dining is nearly non-existent in Holmes
Beach because existing restaurant owners haven't been
able to comply with the restrictions.
What was intended to allow, or "permit," outdoor
dining amounted to insurmountable restrictions for res-
Originally, restaurants were prohibited from serv-
ing alcohol, but that was amended in 1998. Restaurants
were also prohibited from increasing their seating,
which required they eliminate indoor tables to offer
When the seating stipulation was lifted, the city
required a site plan showing additional parking for
additional outdoor seats something that's next to
impossible for restaurants in shopping centers with a
set amount of parking.
Another restriction that was eliminated required
outdoor diners purchase $5 worth of food or no alco-
holic beverages could be served.
The exception has been Cafe on the Beach at the
Manatee County Public Beach, which has had patio
dining for as long as we can remember since at least
the 1960s. It apparently is grandfathered.
Another exception: Publix. The store added perma-
nently affixed tables and seats at the front of the mar-
ket several weeks ago, garnering numerous complaints
from residents and presumably restaurant owners.
The city code enforcement officer ruled Publix is
not a restaurant, and therefore not required to apply for
a permit for outdoor dining. It's exempt.
Commissioner Roger Lutz has said he'd like to lift
the restrictions and allow any restaurant in Holmes
Beach to offer outdoor dining so long as they don't
block access to their doors or other businesses.
Lutz believes, like we do, that it's simply "what
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folks want." throughout the city to accommodate folks who might hap-
Hooray for Lutz. But when? pen along looking for a convenient spot to consume an ice
Meanwhile, look out, Holmes Beach. There's talk of cream cone or a meal. It would be the neighborly thing to
adding tables and chairs outside non-restaurant facilities do, for both adjacent restaurants and their patrons.
Pedestrians need protection
in Bradenton Beach
This is in regard to a tragic accident that occurred
on Feb. 27 in the 2500 block of Gulf Drive.
A lady that we all know as Debbie was just enjoy-
ing another day with friends and relatives. They all set
out to have dinner across the street from where they
have lived for quite some time.
Well, one person didn't make it all the way
across the street. She was hit by a vehicle, throwing
her 20 feet into the air. She's still in the hospital,
suffering from a shattered shoulder, a shattered
ankle and other injuries.
She surely has a very long and difficult road to
recovery. Luckily for her, she will have all the help and
support she can handle from the locals, as she is very
well known and respected throughout this community.
Now we all know that with the coming of "season"
traffic is at an all-time high. We all deal with it every
day, knowing the dangers and taking it in stride.
The point and main focus of this letter is to hope-
fully alert Bradenton Beach to the hazards of this
stretch of Gulf Drive North (2100 block to 2700 block)
as well as other dangerous areas for pedestrians.
I feel, as others do, that it wouldn't take much or
cost much to either put in a crosswalk along that stretch
of Gulf Drive, or at least put up some signs and/or
flashers to alert traffic about the heavy flow of pedes-
trians. This matter has been a topic of conversation on
numerous occasions to no avail.
Sadly, someone we all know and love has paid the
price. I would (as I'm sure many others would) like to
see some precautionary measures put in place to hope-
fully avoid another accident. I sincerely hope the City
of'Bradenton Beach can find it in its heart (or budget)
to address and hopefully rectify this situation.
Chris Drake, Bradenton Beach
Take time to see what you voted for
This is a request to everyone who took time to vote.
I would like everyone who voted to please come to the
next Holmes Beach City Commission meeting. This
way you can see what you voted for.
Where are all these people who voted in the elec-
tion during the meetings? I see the same six people at
every meeting unless of course someone has contacted
you and told you what the topics are and if you are af-
fected or not.
I do not understand how all the votes that get
placed but yet no one goes to the meetings. If you did
go to a meeting you would see what the meetings are
like and what happens.
I am just as guilty as the rest of the city. I stopped
going for awhile because I was tired of being insulted
by the commissioners and having my intelligence in-
sulted as well. I am told over and over again no one
cares. I guess they are right, look at the votes and who
Sheila Hurst, Holmes Beach
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Due to your excellent article we had a very, very
successful Sarasota Shell Festival this year at the
Sarasota Municipal Auditorium. Almost everyone
who attended told us they came because of the ar-
ticle in your newspaper. The club members truly
appreciate the interesting and accurate attention to
Fran Schlusemann, Sarasota Shell Club
THIE ISLANDER 0 MARCH 22, 2000 I PAGE 7
Archaeologist recommends surveying Perico Island
By David Futch
Perico Island was an attractive spot long before
it was a farm.
Native Americans used the north point as a stag-
ing area where they fished the rich grass flats of the
estuary off the north and west side of the island, ac-
cording to archaeologist Bill Burger.
"It must have been a prime spot for fishing and
gathering shellfish," Burger said. "It would be my
recommendation that this land be surveyed to see if
something is there that's of archaeological interest."
However, the land is set to be developed to the
tune of 868 units including 10-story buildings and 43
acres of asphalt for parking.
Whether or not Arvida initiates an inspection re-
mains up in the air. Any discovery of Indian middens
and mounds could delay the project.
Burger, who identified 48 mounds and sub-sur-
face Indian mounds on Emerson Point prior to its
purchase by the state of Florida, also looked at the
343-acre parcel Arvida owns on Perico.
What he found was a large. midden and two
mounds. The mounds were leveled years ago when
the county used the shell as part of the first paving
of Manatee Avenue.
A midden is a dunghill or heap of refuse, while
a mound is an earthwork assembled for burial or for-
Neighborhood groups from Key Royale to
Palm Sola Bay and Cortez are scheduled to meet
Thursday, March 23, to discuss Arvida Corp.'s
868-unit development planned for the north side
of Perico Island.
This is an organizational meeting at Jerry
Messick's home on Palma Sola Bay.
At least seven homeowner groups will attend as
well as Manatee County Commissioner Amy Stein
and Holmes Beach City Commissioner Don
Group representatives will meet to air their
concerns about the project.
"We're only interested in the facts," said
Messick, who represents the Palma Sola Park
homeowner's association. "I want these people to
meet each other and get up and voice how they
feel about the project. This is not a strategy ses-
"There's a major archaeological site right where
Manatee Avenue crosses the Anna Maria Island
Bridge," Burger said. "It's a shell midden that ex-
tends 1,500 meters (4,921 feet) to North Bay Harbor,
sion. It's a get-to-know-you session.
"Most of those who will attend are concerned
about what this development poses. We want ev-
erything out in the open."
Pine Bay on the north side of Manatee Av-
enue on Palma Sola Bay will be represented by
Bruce O'Dea and Joyce Anders is coming from
Flamingo Cay. Others planning to attend include
Jane Von Hahmann of Cortez, Bill Embody rep-
resenting homeowners on Perico Island, Joy
Courtney of the Holmes Beach Civic Associa-
tion, Ron Robinson from Key Royale, and a rep-
resentative from San Remo. Ann Rogers is rep-
resenting Perico Bay Club and Jim Schrader will
represent Coral Shores.
Arvida has a public meeting scheduled April
11 at the Bradenton City Hall auditorium from 5
to 7 p.m. to discuss the project.
some of which is within the Arvida property. Most
of the midden is on the other side of an old mosquito
drainage ditch shrouded by mangroves. Initially the
area wouldn't be affected by construction of this de-
velopment but eventually stormwater runoff would
take its toll."
There were two Indian mounds on the property
prior to agricultural use by Manatee Fruit Co., the
gladiolus farmers who sold the land to Arvida.
The mounds "had their tops knocked off but that
doesn't mean there isn't something subsurface.
There could be additional sites I never identified,"
Arvida spokesman Ed Hill in Orlando was on
vacation and unavailable for comment.
Arvida is sending a representative for an April
11 public meeting at the Bradenton City Hall audi-
torium from 5-7 p.m.
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Watch your mailbox in the next few weeks for money will be spent.
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Paradise Bagels may be receive outdoor dining blessing
By Pat Copeland
When is outdoor dining not outdoor dining?
When the business with the tables outdoors is not
a restaurant, Holmes Beach Code Enforcement Officer
Walter Wunderlich has ruled.
Holmes Beach has certain regulations which must
be met in order for restaurants to offer outdoor dining
to its patrons.
Following up on complaints that three businesses
had placed dining tables outdoors without permission,
Wunderlich investigated Marco Polo Pizza and Para-
dise Bagels in the Anna Maria Island Centre at 3200
East Bay Drive and the Publix market at 3900 East Bay
"Paradise Bagels filed a site plan for a special ex-
ception for outdoor dining," Wunderlich said. "Tracey
Glarner, owner of Marco Polo Pizza, was told to re-
move tables and did so. The chairs are not a problem
and can remain on the sidewalk."
Wunderlich said Glarner has not filed for a special
exception for outdoor dining.
"I ruled that Publix is not a restaurant and does not
have dining tables inside, so the outdoor tables are le-
gal," Wunderlich explained. "Mayor Carol Whitmore
In 1997 the commission passed an ordinance to
permit outdoor dining if the owner filed a site plan for
a special exception and paid'the $100 fee.
According to the ordinance, restaurants must meet
the following criteria to allow outdoor dining:
The present allowable capacity of the restaurant
shall not be increased.
Within one hour of the restaurant's closing, all
tables must be brought indoors unless they are an-
Physical barriers that block public access are pro-
Outdoor entertainment, loud speakers and an-
nouncement systems are prohibited.
Outdoor areas adjacent to residential zoning must
Outdoor tables OK'd at Publix
These tables and seats at Publix market in Holmes Beach have generated complaints to the city's Code
Enforcement Officer Walter Wunderlich. However, Wunderlich has ruled that the tables are legal and are not
governed by the city's outdoor dining ordinance because Publix is a grocery store, not a restaurant. Islander
Photo: Pat Copeland
In 1998, the commission amended the ordinance to
allow the consumption of alcoholic beverages at out-
door dining facilities.
The amended version allowing alcohol to be served
includes these additional criteria:
Alcohol cannot be served between the hours of 10
p.m. and noon.
More than 51 percent of the restaurant's gross
sales must be from food or non-alcoholic beverages.
A minimum of $5 worth of food or non-alcoholic
beverages must be purchased at each outdoor dining
In 1999 the commission again amended the ordi-
nance so that patrons would not be required to order $5
in food in order to enjoy an alcoholic beverage at an
In addition, if a restaurant owner wants to add out-
door dining, he may increase the restaurant's approved
seating capacity if he has enough parking spaces to
meet the city's code requirement.
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Island Players opens 'Squabbles'
u o"Come on, play a card," Gabe Simches as Abe
Dreyfus says. "I'll play one when I'm good and
ready, Tom Kochery as Sol Wasserman replies.
Simches and Kochery are playing a couple of
grumpy old men in the Island Players production of
Marshall Karp's "Squabbles" opening Friday,
March 24. Curtain times are 8 p.m. except for three
SSunday matinees which start at 2 p.m. There are no
performances on Monday. Tickets are $12. The
playhouse is located at the corner of Gulf Drive and
Pine Avenue in Anna Maria. The box office is open
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Smance during the run of the play. For information,
call 778-5755. Islander Photo: David Futch
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Island orchestra, chorus
returns to Bach Sunday
The Anna Maria Island Community Orchestra &
Chorus presents its fourth concert of the season Sun-
day, March 26, at 2 p.m. at St. Bernard Catholic
Continuing the group's millennial theme "From
Bach to Bernstein and Bach," this program takes the
listener "back to Bach."
The chorus, orchestra and soloists will perform
portions of "The Passion According to St. John" in
observation of the 250th anniversary of J.S. Bach's
This oratorio, more rarely performed than the
composer's "St. Matthew Passion," is the telling of the
Easter story and requires about three hours to perform.
The Anna Maria group will present a shortened
version in its upcoming concert.
Alfred Gershfeld conducts and the role of the evan-
gelist will be sung by tenor David Kesler. Other vocal
soloists include Michelle McIntire, Martha DiPalma,
Douglas Renfroe and Jay Kimpel.
There is no charge for admission but a free-will
donation of $10 is requested. For more information,
call 723-2742 or 758-5886.
Wellesley College choir
at Roser tonight
The Wellesley College choir brings its spring tour
to Roser Memorial Community Church at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 22.
The performance will feature works by Brahms,
Palestrina, Gabri' Biebl, Merryman, Zallman and
Holland. The pi -oncert is free, but an offering \\ill
be taken. The c has sung on this tour in Washing-
ton, D.C., Bethesda, Md., and Orlando and will appear
in New York City before returning to Wellesley, Mass.
Roser Church is at 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria
City. Details may be obtained at 778-0414.
Barbershop singers perform
Thursday at Center
The Grc `" st Sandpiper Barbershop Singers will
perform at ina Maria Island Community Center
at 1 p.m. .ay, March 23.
The old-fashioned four-part harmony songs will be
led by Sally Lloyd. Admission is $3 per person, and
proceed will benefit the Center's youth after-school
The Center is located at 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Pancake breakfast Sunday
at St. Bernard
St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive,
Holmes Beach, will host a public pancake breakfast
Sunday, March 26, from 8 to 11 a.m.
The menu will be homemade pancakes, sausage,
juice and coffee, w.th adult meals $2.50 and children
$1. A homemade bake sale is scheduled at the same
time. Details may be obtained at 778-4769.
Gardening College plant sale
The 2000 Gardening College and master gardener
spring plant sale are planned for Saturday, March 25,
by the Manatee County Cooperative Extension Service.
Extension Agent Jane Morse said the Gardening
College's theme will be "Color in the Landscape,"
from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Manatee County
Fairgrounds in Palmetto. Flowering plants, water gar-
dening, butterfly gardening, herbs and "good bugs/bad
bugs" will be among topics.
The plant sale will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the
fairgrounds' Ag Center, 1303 17th St. W., Palmetto.
Further information may be obtained at 722-4524.
Widowed Persons coffee
The Widowed Persons Service on Anna Maria Is-
land will have a "coffee and conversation hour" at 9
a.m. Monday, March 27, at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria
City. Further information is available at 778-1908&.
The first Anna Maria Island baby born in the new
millennium may very well have been Payton Kramer
Andrews, daughter of Todd A. Andrews and Paula
H. Kramer of Holmes Beach. The tiny babe, 4 1/2
pounds,; arrived Jan. 7.
Fair 'n Festival Saturday
at Longboat Art Center
The.48th annual Fair 'n Festival arts. nd crafts:
event will be from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, March,
25, at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860
On display will be clothing and wearable art,
woodcarving, silk screening, jewelry, stained glass,
home and garden accessories, batik, sculpture, photog-
raphy, furniture and paintings.
The center's teaching studios and clasSrooms will
be open during the festival and instructors will conduct
demonstrations in their specialties.
Free parking and continuous free shuttle bus ser-
vice will be available from Longboat Island Chapel,
6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Details may be obtained
Reservations open now
for club's fashion show
Reservations must be made before March 31 for
the Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island fashion show
and installation of officers, the club has announced.
Reservations for the $15 luncheon may be made at 778-
The luncheon and show will be at the Bradenton
Yacht Club, 4307 Snead Island Road, Palmetto, start-
ing at 11:30 a.m. April 5.
Irene's Fashions will be modeled by club members
Ginny Smith, Nina Compton, JoAnn Driscoll, Bette
Carr, Margaret Art, Marjorie Kendall, Blanche
Chambo and Lillian Meyer.
To be installed are Alice Reed, president;
Priscilla Seewald, first vice president; Ernestine
Lawton, second vice president; Janet Clark, corre-
sponding secretary; Sarah Maloney, treasurer; and
Carol Yudofsky, recording secretary. They will be
installed by Barbara Wood, district director for the
Florida Federation of Women's Clubs.
West Marine opens
in Bradenton this weekend
The grand opening of West Marine will be this
weekend in Bradenton.
The new store is part of the nation's largest source
of recreational and commercial boating supplies and
apparel, according to Rich Everett, president of stores.
Attendees at the grand opening festivities will be
eligible to win prizes, and discount prices will be of-
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West Marine is at 4569 14th St. W., Bradenton.
The store opens at 9 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday.
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Dry days behind, ahead of us
By Paul Roat
We're in the middle of the driest of the dry times
in a year of exceptional dryness.
Despite nearly an inch of rainfall recorded at The
Islander's meteorological station in Anna Maria
over the weekend, we're still far from our normal
amount of rainfall for the year. In fact, most places
haven't had much more than a trace of rain for the
past month or so.
Florida is officially under drought conditions,
and it isn't expected to get much better until May. So
far, this part of the state has received about three
inches of rainfall; normal is more than seven.
Cause of the drought is the same that has kept
our temperatures temperate through much of the
winter La Nina, a cooler' than normal trend in
Pacific Ocean water that warms our part of the
The drought has prompted Hillsborough County
and Tampa officials to enact even stricter lawn wa-
tering restrictions, cutting back water use to one day
a week in those areas.
Here, officials at the Southwest Florida Water
Management District don't have plans to change cur-
rent water bans yet. We're still under the twice-
per-week water limits. The specifics are as follows.
Lawn watering is limited to Tuesday and
Thursday for addresses ending in an even number or
the letters A through M. Wednesday and Sunday
watering is permitted for addresses ending in an odd
number or the letters N through Z.
All lawn watering is prohibited between the
hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Washing sidewalks, driveways and other im-
pervious surfaces is prohibited.
Chamber breakfast Wednesday
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce will
host a "Good Morning, Longboat Key" breakfast at 8
a.m. Wednesday, March 29, at the chamber office,
6854 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Reservations may be made
Turtle poster art sought
by Longboat turtle watch
The deadline is nearing for entry in the Longboat
Key Turtle Watch poster art contest, Gillian S.
Busard reminds area artists. Sought are "artistic in-
terpretations of the nesting and hatching of logger-
head sea turtles."
The winner will receive $50, with the winning
art turned into a Turtle Watch poster. Submissions
may be made to Busard at Legg MIason Wood
Walker Inc., 1999 Main St., Sarasota FL 34238, be-
fore March 31. Details are available at 365-8500.
Yoga classes starting
Monday at Center
Yoga classes at the Anna Maria Island Art League
facility, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, begin
Monday, March 27, and continue for four Mondays.
Mixed level will start at 2:30 p.m., basic at 5 p.m., in-
termediate at 6:30 p.m. Harmony Feldman will be in-
Fees vary with classes. Details are available at
Vehicle washing is permitted at any time, but
a shut-off nozzle must be used when possible.
Fundraising car washes are not prohibited as
long as shut-off nozzles are used when possible.
Use of well water or reclaimed water is permit-
ted at any time.
New lawns and landscaping may be watered on
any day of the week for 30 days after the plantings
are in place, but no watering is allowed between 10
a.m. and 4 p.m.
Hand-watering of trees, shrubs, flowers and
vegetables is allowed on any day, but hand-watering
of lawns is permitted only on the designated days for
Pools may be drained and filled on any day of
For more information, call Swiftmud at 1-800-
'After Play' auditions Sunday
Auditions for "After Play" by Anne Meara
will be held Sunday, March 26, at 7:30 p.m. at
the Island Players theater at the corner of Gulf
Drive and Pine Avenue in Anna Maria City.
Director Phyllis Elfenbein has parts for two
men and two women in their 60s, one man and
one woman in their 50s and one man of any age.
The play will run from May 12 to 21. For
more information call Elfenbein at 778-4412.
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Army Pvt. Officer trains
at Ft. Benning
Pvt. Darren J. Officer, son of Kathleen A.
MacKenzie of Holmes Beach and Frans L. Officer of
Bloomington, Minn., has started basic Army training
at Fort Benning, Ga.
He is a 1991 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High
School inFlloomingtpn, ,, .. .
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Roser Church to celebrate Founder's Day
The anniversary of the founding of Roser Memo-
rial Community Church will be held March 26 at the
9 and 11 a.m. services.
The church, built in 1913, was the first church on
the Island. Roser Cottage, the home of John and
Caroline Roser built in 1912, still stands at 509 Pine
Avenue. The original church is still used as a chapel for
weddings, funerals and specials church events.
Carrying on a tradition, roses will be presented to
families of members who died during the past year. An.
original song, "There's a Church on the Island," will be '
sung and the Rev. Gary Batey will highlight the
church's history in his sermon. at "
Members of the congregation are encouraged to '
dress in "early settler" attire. Members of the Anna
Maria Island Historical Society, dressed in period cos-
tume, will serve as greeters and ushers. -
Members are invited to participate in old-fashioned '
pot luck lunch which will follow the 11 a.m. service at.
noon on the church grounds. All dishes should be J
brought to the kitchen prior to the service. Anyone .
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Historical church dates
1893 George Emerson Bean settled with his There's a church on the Island
family on Bean Point and received the first homestead This photo of Roser Memorial Community Church was taken shortly after the church was completed in 1913.
on the Island. Charles Roser and George W. Bean, son offirst-homesteader George Emerson Bean, set aside a plot of land for a
1910 Charles Roser sold his Fig Newton church when they formed the Anna Maria Beach Company in 1911. Charles Roser sought to build a church as a
recipe to the National Biscuit Company for $1 mil- memorial to this parents, John and Caroline, but John decided not to wait. He contracted with Capt. Mitch Davis to
lion. build the church at a cost of $5,000. Islander Photo: Courtesy of Roser Memorial Community Church
1911 George W. Bean, son of George Emerson
Bean, and Charles Roser formed the Anna Maria Beach by boat from Tampa and St. Pete. 1922 The first bridge to the Island was com-
Company to develop the north end of the Island. They set 1913- John Roser, father of Charles, contracted pleted, linking Cortez with Bradenton Beach at
aside a plot of land for a church. The city pier at the end with Capt. Mitch Davis to build a church in memory of PLEASE SEE ROSER, NEXT PAGE.
of Pine Avenue was built and supplies and people arrived his wife, Caroline. The cost was $5,000.
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THE ISLANDER N MARCH 22, 2000 N PAGE 13
Anna Maria mayor chooses city attorney
By Susan K. Kesselring
All three Island cities will now be represented
by the same law firm.
Anna Maria Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh said
he would recommend to the commission March
26 appointing the law firm of Dye, Deitrich,
Prather, Petruff & St. Paul, P.L., for its legal rep-
Deffenbaugh received a letter Feb. 18 from
City Attorney Bob Hendrickson stating that his
firm, which. has represented the city the last 12
years through five administrations, no longer
wishes to represent the city.
The new firm's attorneys are familiar with
ROSER, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 12
1923 The City of Anna Maria was incorpo-
rated and electricity was brought to the Island. Capt.
Mitch Davis was the first mayor.
1931 Marion Colman and her mother, Lula,
daughter of George Emerson Bean, revived the church
which had closed during the late 1920s. The song
"There's a Church on the Island," by Fannie Herron
Wingate, became a favorite hymn.
1933 Regular Sunday School started.
1939 The non-denominational church was
organized under the guidance of Dr. Colwell and Mrs.
Luckenbill of Chicago. There were 59 charter members
received into the church on Founder's Day.
1940-45 The Anna Maria Messenger was pub-
lished by Marion Colman to keep in touch with Island
1945 The church was incorporated as a body,
legally entitled to hold property and receive bequests.
The charter was recorded in Tallahassee.
1948 Transepts were added to the chapel.
1950 Property across the street and adjacent to
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Speaking of his choice to fill the vacancy,
Deffenbaugh said, "I feel we can draw from their years
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They also are well rounded, he said, and have at-
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According to a proposal sent by attorney Petruff
March 8, "The firm provides a general client prac-
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real estate, family law, wills and trusts and employ-
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the church was purchased.
1951 Roser Women's Guild was formed with
Mrs. Theodore Patzke as its first president.
1952 The first Vacation Bible School was
1953 The educational building was completed.
1954 The Rev. Charles Lease became pastor
until his death in 1955. The lighted cross on the church
steeple was dedicated.
1955 The Rev. Richard Wiggins began hold-
ing two services. The Roser Messenger was started and
the editor was the pastor's wife, Mae Wiggins.
1957 The parsonage was built for $21,000 on
1958 Roser Church joined the Florida Fellow-
ship of Community Churches.
1959 The Roser Men's Club started with 39
1964 Air conditioning was installed in the
1965 The Rev. Wiggins resigned and the Rev.
Sam Beaty became pastor.
1967 The Rev. Beaty resigned and the Rev. Al
Butterfield became pastor. He started the Parson-to-
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Also according to the proposal, primary re-
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Routine legal services will be billed at $115
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Other law firms submitting proposals to the
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1969 70 Stained glass windows, a memorial
to deceased persons and perpetual sanctuary lights
1970 71 The Helper's Club became active.
The adopted families program began under the leader-
ship of Bill and Dorothy Sutton.
1975 The Nov. 2 worship service began in the
chapel and ended in the new sanctuary.
1976 The Roser Garden became a Garden of
1978 The Rev. Frank Hutchison became pas-
tor. New services and activities include the popular
Saturday evening beach service.
1995 The Rev. Hutchison retired and the Revs.
Mike and Jan Smith served as interim ministers. In July
the Rev. Wayne Kirk became minister.
1997 The interior of the sanctuary remodeling
1998 The Rev. Kirk resigned and the Revs.
Mike and Jan Smith served as interim ministers. A
narthex and portico were added to the sanctuary at a
cost of $265.000.
2000 The Rev. Gary Batey became pastor.
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License necessary for non.residents to fish from city pier
By Susan K. Kesselring
Non-residents older than 16 can no longer cast
a line into the bay off Anna Maria's city pier with-
out first obtaining a fishing license.
City officials voted unanimously March 9 not to
purchase a $500 blanket saltwater fishing license
car damaged in
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore
was involved in a traffic accident while trav-
eling on 53rd Street in Bradenton March 9.
Whitmore said she was on her way to a
meeting with the Anna Maria Island Rotary
Club concerning the club's sign on Manatee
Avenue when the vehicle in front of her
stopped suddenly. Whitmore said she stopped
just short of the car in front of her, but she was
rear-ended by the vehicle behind her, which
then pushed her vehicle into the vehicle in
front of her.
Whitmore said she was not injured, but her
vehicle is not driveable following the accident.
The damage estimate was not available, but
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Had the city bought the yearly license, anyone
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long as a fee was charged, according to Pam Hoback,
an enforcement officer with the Florida Marine Pa-
trol, who was asked to speak during a city work ses-
Not wanting to see someone get ticketed because
the city doesn't have a blanket license, Public Works
Director Anne Beck said she arranged a meeting
with FMP so the city could explore its options.
Hoback told commissioners the law requires
money to exchange hands though it doesn't specify
how much. "You could charge them a dime. You
could charge them a dollar, but there must be an
exchange of money before they can be covered un-
der the pier license," she said.
Typically whoever is working in the bait shop
collects the fee and provides proof of payment,
However, in this case the bait shop is not open.
After taking office, the commission arranged for pre-
liminary repairs to be made in order that the closed
pier could be re-opened, but the restaurant and bait
shop sit vacant until the pier can be restored.
Commissioners briefly considered purchasing
the license until Commissioner Doug Wolfe re-
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Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh was not in favor of
purchasing the license because he said the city must
have a way to collect the money.
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Hoback said Bradenton Beach City has a ticket
system, whereby a ticket, much like a movie ticket,
is issued for proof of payment.
Beck said the requirement for purchase of a
blanket fishing license was enacted in 1996. She
believes the former restaurant tenant had purchased
a blanket fishing license once in the past, she said.
Both the Rod and Reel and Bradenton Beach
City fishing piers have blanket fishing licenses.
Residents and non-residents pay $1.25 a day to fish
at the Rod & Reel pier. The fee in Bradenton Beach
is $1 per day.
Hoback suggested the city post a sign at the en-
trance of the pier informing non-residents a license
would be required.
Commissioner Bob Barlow asked if the city
would be covered as long as a sign was posted.
"It's not your job to inform people, but it will
keep them from getting mad," Hoback said.
Beck asked Hoback what constitutes Florida
Hoback said a person must live the state for one
year and in the county for six months.
Commissioner Jay Hill asked Hoback if her of-
fice would be lenient in its enforcement procedures
and issue warnings for a week until people are made
aware of the requirement.
Hoback said her office would probably oblige
Non-residents can pay $5 for a three-day license,
$15 for a seven-day license and $30 annually.
The fine for fishing without a license is $50 plus
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Candidates issue second campaign finance report
In the second campaign finance report covering the
pre-election period from Feb. 19 to March 9, Sandy
Haas-Martens led the three candidates in campaign
contributions and expenditures.
Haas-Martens collected $1,000 from 11 individuals
and businesses, with amounts ranging from $50 to $100,
and received $12 worth of in-kind donations for sign posts.
Haas-Martens spent $1,197.23 for newspaper adver-
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Parking on or off
right of way
depends on city
We do it differently here, a Holmes Beach police
officer told an Anna Maria resident who parked with
both wheels off the road on the right of way.
The resident, who was picking up his daughter
from Anna Maria Elementary School,.said the of-
ficer told him the city allows only one set of tires on
the right of way. The other set should be in the street.
"In Holmes Beach you can park on the roadway
as long as you leave enough room for an emergency
vehicle to pass by," Homes Beach police Lt. Dale
Stephenson said. "We don't want people parking on
Stephenson said officers have been alerting parents
who are picking up children at school about the.rules
as a result of complaints from nearby property owners.
"These residents don't want parents driving on the
grass or in their yards, so we're telling people they
should park in the roadway," Stephenson said. "That's
community policing trying to alleviate the problem
without erecting more signs or issuing tickets."
On the other hand, the City of Anna Maria has
adopted the Florida statute which states that vehicles
must park facing the direction of traffic flow and
parallel to the roadway with all wheels off the pave-
office of the Manatee County Supervisor of Elections.
At the end of the reporting period, the cumulative
total of Haas-Martens' contributions was $1,610 and
the total expenditures were $1,525.07.
Candidate Joan Perry collected $890 from seven
individuals in amounts ranging from $25 to $500.
Perry spent $921 on newspaper advertising, a voter
list, printing and postage.
At the end of the reporting period, the cumulative
total of Perry's contributions was $1,960 and the total
expenditures were $1,743.44.
Roger Lutz collected $860.78, all contributed by
Lutz spent $865.17 during the reporting period on
flyers and mailing services.
At the end of the reporting period, his cumulative
total contributions were $2,060.78 and the total expen-
ditures were $2,060.78.
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Kenneth I. Cockrell, 81, of Manatee
County, died March 15 at home.
Born in Springfield, Ohio, Mr. Cockrell
came here from Lehigh Acres in 1968. He
was a retired staff sergeant in the U.S.
Army and served 38 years in the Engineers
Corps. He served in World War II and the
Korean War. He was a member of Ameri-
can Legion Kirby Stewart Post No. 24 and
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 2488 in
Palmetto. He was a musician, performing
as a singer and drummer with the local
band "Sons of the Beach."
Memorial services will be held at a
later date. Memorial contributions may be
made to Hospice of Southwest Florida,
5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238.
Brown and Sons Funeral Home was in
charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his companion Rhoda
Wilson; seven children; sister Dodie
Stewart of Springfield; many grandchil-
dren, great-grandchildren and great-great-
Robert A. Westhoff
Robert A. Westhoff, of Holmes Beach
and Aurora, Colo., died "March 13 in
Born in Fort Morgan, Colo., Mr.
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pilot. He was Chief of the Denver Air Car-
rier District Office, having retired in 1987.
He was also owner of an aviation consulting
Memorial services will be held at a later
date. Memorial contributions may be made
to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand
Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238.
He is survived by wife Beverly; sons
Bradley of Pennsylvania, Barry of
Englewood, and Blake of Kentucky; sister
Mary Ann Sorenson of Colorado Springs,
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Suzi Fox watches Anna the leatherback turtle in her tank at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium pre-release.
Anna takes hearts home in Gulf
By Jim Hanson
Anna has gone home, and on the way she filled a
lot of human hearts.
The huge leatherback sea turtle, stranded in
Holmes Beach, was winched aboard a barge and taken
into the Gulf of Mexico where all 800 pounds of her,
minus one flipper, slithered into the water.
That's the last anyone has seen of her.
"I keep thinking 'What a girl,'" said Suzi Fox, who
holds the state sea turtle preservation permit for Anna
Maria Island. "People poked and prodded at her to help
her, and crowded around with camera lights and noise,
and she never made a single objection."
She was treated for injuries, including a left front
flipper so entangled in fishing line it had to be ampu-
tated, and treated at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium.
She was rushed there after Island Turtle Watch volun-
teers wrestled her aboard a van the night of Saturday,
She was to have been outfitted with a radio trans-
mitter for monitoring, but "that would have compro-
mised her health too much," Fox said.
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quired scientists to drill a hole in her shell to attach the
two-foot trailing device and with a missing flipper, they
determined she had enough adversity.
"Believe me, anyone who comes across her will
know who she is, with the missing flipper and the fuss
we've made over her."
No one in Clearwater or Anna Maria Island felt
Anna was quite ready for release at sea, Fox said, "but
she just had to go. She was fighting her tiny pool at the
aquarium, trying to get out and wearing her good flip-
per raw. They put a sock on it."
Her release last Thursday "went very well," she
There is a strong lesson there, Fox said, against
trying to keep any large creature in captivity. It just
doesn't work, as it didn't on this animal, six feet long
and eight feet between flipper tips.
"One good thing, Anna opened our eyes and our
hearts to the fact that man has to be more careful with
wild creatures, specifically our sea turtles on Anna
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THE ISLANDER 0 MARCH 22, 2000 u PAGE 17
Resumes for Anna Maria clerk position still pouring in
By Susan K. Kesselring
Anna Maria Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh said he will
continue to accept resumes for the city clerk/treasurer
opening until the position is filled.
Former City Clerk Laura Vogel resigned her posi-
tion Feb. 22.
Deffenbaugh said 17 resumes have been forwarded
to Pat Arends, Longboat Key's town clerk, who along
with other members of the local clerk's association,
will review them and forward a short list of recommen-
dations to him.
The mayor has interviewed one candidate and an-
TURTLE, FROM PAGE 16
Anna was barged into the Gulf last Friday and released.
turtles, very seldom seen in the Gulf and never before
on a local beach.
To offset expenses of the aquarium's extensive
treatment of the leatherback, Fox and her fellow Turtle
Watchers raised $1,900, starting with $1,000 in $100
bills a woman handed over anonymously and fled.
Fox regards Anna as a fitting pre-opener for the sea
turtle nesting season, which can begin as early as mid-
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jored in general business, as well as the University of
North Carolina, at Charlotte, where he majored in busi-
Debrah A. Loveland, Adrian, Mich. Loveland is
presently employed as the branch manager for the Bank
of Lenawee in Michigan. She was a branch manager for
Mid Am Bank, also in Michigan, from 1996 until 1999,
and was a store manager for Braun Fashions from 1990
to 1996. She is presently attending Jackson Community
College taking marketing, business and communication
Darcy Lee Marquis, Anna Maria. Marquis was
most recently employed as a tennis program director at
the Bradenton Country Club. She manager of member-
ship services at the Greater Sebring Chamber of Com-
merce and executive director for the Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce from 1993 until 1996. She has
a bachelor of arts degree in psychology.
Ruth A. VanLeeuwen, Anna Maria. VanLeeuwen
is presently employed at the Manatee County Sheriff's
Office as a booking officer at Port Manatee where she
has worked since November 1996. She worked in the
same position for one year ending August 1994. She
worked for the Department of the Army as a project
manager from 1986 until 1989.
Other applicants detailed in the March 15 edition
The Islander include Pamela Buttocovla, Katherine
Carothers, Rebecca Caroll, Kate Eiseler, Deborah
Hemmerly, Barbara Mikita, Barbara Schelin and
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School HAVE A HAPPY
Susan Kessering SPRING BREAK!
AME welcomes new secretary
Candi Shields has jumped ship, but
she didn't swim far. Her port of call at
Anna Maria Elementary School is now
in the school's office where she is the
Shields worked 11 years as a fourth
and fifth grade teacher's aide before join-
ing Senior Secretary Cheryl Bennett
March 10. She replaces Anne Floto who
transferred last month to the new Kinnan
Elementary School in Bradenton.
"I'm tickled pink to have the job,
but I miss the kids," she said.
Shields said she still gets some of
their attention because they stop by and
wink and wave at her.
She said she regularly bikes to work
with fifth-grade teacher Mary Miller and
jokes she has farther to pedal. She also en-
joys boating. She remembers picking up
her children by boat when they went to the
Island school ViP
She would ,
and the fam-
ily would go
Not too Shields
pick their children up by way of the bay
any longer, she said.
She is married to Phil and they have
lived in Anna Maria since 1982. They
have two children. Her daughter, Sum-
mer, is 20 and works at the Island Ani-
Her son Logan, 18, is a senior at
Manatee High School.
That rambunctious cat celebrated
Students kicked off "Read Across America" day during a Thursday morning
studio broadcast at Anna Maria Elementary School. Sponsored by the Na-
tional Education Association, students across America celebrated Dr. Seuss'
birthday, March 2. Special guest and NEA member Phyllis Mitchell, a retired
Michigan school teacher and counselor, visited the kindergarten and first-
grade classrooms and read a selection of Seuss favorites to the children.
Island Florist filled Cat in the Hat balloons with helium to help with the
celebration. Pictured here are from left, back row, Mitchell, Matt Bobo, Fran
Padgett, the school's student education director, and front row, Alex Casella,
Chris Klotz and Keith Richardson.
Leprechauns spotted at school
There was plenty o' school spirit at Anna Maria Elementary School on St.
Patrick's Day. Third-grade students searching for the prized pot of gold outside
the cafeteria are from left, Kelley Ice, wearing an Irish button, Marley Auerbach,
Zack Geeraerts and Nick Smith, who dyed his hair green for the occasion.
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Dorothy Fleming. Islander Photo: Bonner Futch
A story of courage
by one who knows
By Jim Hanson
Dorothy Fleming saw her mother
die of starvation, spent months with
her father and brothers in a Japanese
war prison, got into American intelli-
gence work, came to Anna Maria, and
ended up writing novels.
Her first is in print now, available
at Circle Books on St. Armands Circle
where she will offer a book-signing
from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 26.
_~h ed-her novel "Code Name
Kaibigan," that last word meaning
"friend" in Tagalog, the language of
the Philippine Islands where she was
born and reared, suffered and loved.
She may well have slipped "code
name" into the title from her years
with the Defense Intelligence Agency,
from which she retired in 1980 after
The book is set in a Japanese
prison camp she calls Kampo, pat-
terned closely on Santo Tomas, the
horrible prison on the outskirts of
Manila where the Japanese held
Americans and allies including
Fleming and her family. It is in the last
days before American soldiers arrive,
and during the days its prisoners take
Kampo from their jailers with the aid
of Filipino guerrillas.
"It is a novel of intrigue, lust, pas-
sion, tender love, loyalty and courage,"
Fleming said. "Especially it is a tribute
to the courage of the guerrillas."
She knoVs. She came out of Santo
Tonas so skinny she barely cast a
shadow, she recalls, unable to eat,
steak for many years because of
memories of thousands of Filipinos
dead in the streets of Manila.
She was born in Iloilo, on one of
the hundreds of Philippine islands,
later lived on nearby Cebu and in the
European community of Manila. Her
father came to the islands from New
Orleans to run his import-export busi-
ness, married a Spanish-Malayan
beauty and they had three children.
The Japanese bombed Manila on
Dec. 8, 1941, the day after they hit
Pearl Harbor and brought America
into World War II.
Manila fell less than a month later
and all non-Filipinos were arrested
and interned. Fleming's mother was a
Filipina and was not held" still, she
island author uororny rleming s
starved to death.
Santo Tomas was the most notori-
ous of the Japanese death camps, lib-
erated by Americans in 1945.
Dorothy, nearly 20 by then, left
with her family for her father's native
Louisiana as soon as they could get
out, and she went to the university
there. After earning her master's de-
gree at Louisiana State she went to
work for the Air Force Security Ser-
vice in San Antonio, Texas, and went
to the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.,
with the same outfit which ultimately
became the Defense Intelligence
Fellow intelligence officers talked
so much about Florida that she took a
look, told her father it was similar to
their beloved Philippines, and finally
bought a house in Anna Maria where
she spends the half-year she is not in
her Arlington, Va., summer place.
When she finished writing "Code
Name Kaibigan" a general in the DIA
opened doors at the Brandylane pub-
lishing house in Whitestone, Va., and
that was it.
Fleming has a second book almost
ready for the printer, also a story set in
the Philippines, which she thinks is
better than the first a modern Anna
Maria love story.
"Kaibigan" is available at Circle
Books, 478 John Ringling Blvd., St.
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plants some of his product at Holmes Beach. Orders for the final sale of sea oats
for the season must be made in advance of the Saturday, March 25, delivery date.
The plants, builders of protective sand dunes, cost $57.78 for a minimum order of
60 plants. Orders may be placed with Fleming at 387-3871 and picked up be-
tween 10 a.m. and noon Saturday, March 25, at the Island Park parking area at
the west end of Main Street near Marina Jack in Sarasota.
Real Esta te
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sijcad proewelt sales
1401 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 6
Bermuda Bay Club 4, sold 2/14/00, Ber-
muda Bay Development to Carraway,
1401 Gulf Dr N, Bradenton Beach,
4 Bermuda Bay Club 4, sold 2/14/00,
Bermuda Bay Development to Fellner,
3401 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 111
Horizons West, a 994 sfla 2bed/2bath
condo built in 1983, was sold 2/16/00,
Scirpo to Maturo, for 5156.000: list
4503 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a
1,200 sfla 2bed/2bath duplex built in
1983 on a 56x88 lot, was sold 2/18/00,
Schnieder & Grossman to Hachy &
Carmichael, for $170,000.
6500 Flotilla, Holmes Beach, 215
Westbay Point & Moorings, a canal
front 985 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in
1979, was sold 2/16/00, Anderson to
Greenham, for $160,000; list $169,000.
1201 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton
Beach, a 621 sfla 2bed/lbath home built
in 1930 on a 50x50 lot, was sold 2/23/
00, Andrews to Grossman, for
$147,000; list $159,900.
1401 Gulf Dr N., Bradenton Beach,
8 Bermuda Bay Club 4, a condo, was
sold 2/24/00, Bermuda Bay Develop-
ment to Lyons, for $311,832.
215 71st St., Holmes Beach, a
54x105 lot, was sold 2/25/00, Genlo Inc.
to Otto, for $125,000.
3009 Avenue F, Holmes Beach, a
Gulffront 1,500 sfla 4bed/ ',.,li, duplex
built in 1971 on a 50x100 lot. \was sold
2/25/00, Wheeler to Burci-, ifor
: : *',000; list ,..* ',000.
405 80th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,961
sfla duplex built in 1961 on a 90x98 lot
with a 1983 Jacuzzi, was sold 2/23/00,
Ewing to Andrews, for $190,000.
513 N. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, a
1,374 sfla 2bed/2bath home built in
1952 on a 60x100 lot, was sold 2/22/00,
Kaufman to Hueber, for $168,000; list
541 67th St., Holmes Beach, a
canalfront 3bed/,jitlh'2car 1,527 sfla
home built in 1971 on a 108x111 lot,
was sold 2/25/00, Brda to Thornhill, for
$315,000; list $329,000.
103 Fourth St. S., Bradenton Beach,
a 2,121 sfla 3bath two-story triplex built
in 1926 on a 50x99 lot, was sold 3/1/00,
Nonos to Noyes, for $186,800.
116 Maple. Anna Maria, a 1,-.
sfla 3bed/2bath/2cp home built in 1983
on a 50x100 lot, was sold 3/2/00, Ritter
to Balducci, for $255,000; list $259,900.
1401 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 2
Bermuda Bay Club 4, a new condo unit,
sold 2/2'- i, Bermuda Bay Develop-
ment to Appel, for $296,838.
1800 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach,
102 LaCosta, a 1,000 sfla 2bed/l&l/
condo built in 1979, was sold 3/3/
00, Yarnevich to Poulos, for $175,000.
1801 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach,
267 Runaway Bay, a 1.080 sTia 2bed/
2bath condo built in 1978, was sold 3/1/
00, Baucke to Caroll, for $139,000; list
2217 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach,
a 1,803 sfla 3bed/2bath/2car/pool home
built in 1951 on a 100x100 lot, was sold
2/28/00, Leone to Clay, for $270,000;
2318 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach,
a 2,054 sfla 3bed/2bath/pool home built
in 1957 on a 100xl00 lot, was sold 3/1/
00, Truempy to McConnel, for
$230,000; list $245,000.
237 Oak, Anna Maria, a canalfront
1,131 sfla 3bed/2bath/lcp home built in
1966 on an 80x75 lot, was sold 3/3/00,
Tymeson to Balducci, for $190,000; list
2813 Avenue E, Holmes Beach, a
1,400 sfla duplex built in 1949 on a
50x100 lot, was sold 3/2/00, Shurina to
Fallen & Coyle, for $271,600.
320 Hardin, Anna Maria, a 1,120
sfla 2bed/2bath/l car home built in 1983
on a 75x108 lot, was sold 3/1/00,
Robinson to Badger, for $158,500; list
3302 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 101
Sunset Cove at Holmes Beach, a
Gulffront condo built in 2000, was sold
33/300, Sunset Cove at Holmes Beach
LLC to Eiss, for $440,000.
3607 East Bay Dr., Holmes Beach,
104 Sandy Pointe 2, a 976 sfla 2bed/
2bath/lcar condo built in 1996, was sold
3/1/00, Clay to Dellenger, for $109,000;
525 74th St., Holmes Beach, a 2398
sfla 3bed/3bath/2car/pool canal front
home built in 1958 on a 100xll0 lot,
was sold 2/28/00, Taylor to Blakey, for
$320,000; list $349,000.
812 S Bay Blvd, Anna Maria, a bay
front 1669 sfla 3bed/2bath/lcar home
built in 1963 on a 75x168 lot, was sold
3/3/00, Vitale to Dykema, for $499,500;
Island police reports
Anna Maria City
No reports filed.
March 10, DUI, DUI with prop-
erty damage, possession of parapherna-
lia, possession of marijuana, leaving the
scene of an accident, 100 block of Fifth
Street North. The officer was dispatched
to locate a suspect who hit a sign and
pole at Cortez Road and Gulf Drive and
located Joseph W. Tylke, 39, of
Bradenton, in the 900 block of Cortez
The officer administered field per-
formance tests and placed Tylke in cus-
tody. During an inventory of the vehicle,
the officer said he found three packs of
rolling papers, five burnt marijuana
cigarettes and a box of marijuana stems
March 12, DWLS habitual of-
fender, 1700 block of Gulf Drive South.
The officer was conducting a traffic stop
and a check showed the suspect had
eight suspensions on his driver's license
and numerous outstanding citations for
failure to appear in court and failure to
pay fines. The suspect was placed in
March 12, failure to obey a police
officer, 12700 block of Cortez Road
West. The officer stopped the subject for
running a red light and said the suspect,
who was in another vehicle, stopped and
got out and began talking to the subject.
The officer warned the suspect numer-
ous times to return to his vehicle, but
said he refused and argued and swore at
the officer. He was placed in custody.
March 13, violation of driver's li-
cense restriction, 100 block of Gulf
Drive North. The officer stopped the
subject for speeding and a driver's li-
cense check showed the subject had a
restriction for corrective lenses. The of-
ficer questioned the subject who admit-
ted he was not wearing his lenses. He
was placed in custody.
March 13, code violation, Coquina
Beach. The officer issued a code viola-
tion to the subject who was driving on
the beach and got stuck in the sand.
March 13, attached tag not assigned,
1700 block of Gulf Drive South. The of-
ficer was making a traffic stop and a check
showed the tag was not assigned to the
vehicle. The officer seized the tag.
March 14, lost property a wed-
ding band, 200 block of Gulf Drive
South on the beach.
March 14, criminal mischief, 2601
Gulf Drive, Sandpiper Mobile Home
Park. The complainant reported an un-
known person used lipstick to write the
word "killer" on his front door.
March 16, possession of mari-
t ^L "' "
juana, possession of paraphernalia, war-
rant, 3200 block of East Bay Drive,
Holmes Beach. The officer placed John
A. McBride, 33, of Ellenton, in custody
on an outstanding warrant and found a
bag of marijuana and a pack of rolling
papers in McBride's pocket, said the
March 12, battery, 4000 Gulf
Drive, Manatee County Public Beach.
The victim reported he was feeding
seagulls on the beach and the suspect
yelled at him to stop. The victim said
when he refused, the suspect slapped
him in the face. The suspect told the
same story but said he did not slap the
victim. The officer said there were no
marks on the victim's face. The officer
filed a capias request for the suspect.
March 12, violation of injunction,
200 block of 54th Street. The officer
filed a capias request for the suspect.
March 12, DUI, resisting without
violence, no valid driver's license, pos-
session of contraband, 2200 block of
Gulf Drive. The officer said he observed
Jacqueline S. Lovejoy, 38, of Holmes
Beach, drive across the center line and
he had to take evasive action to avoid
The officer said he stopped Lovejoy
in her driveway and she could not pro-
duce a driver's license. He administered
field performance tests and placed
Lovejoy in custody. He said she resisted
being handcuffed and he had to force
her into the patrol car. He said he
searched her purse and found two co-
deine capsules and an unknown tablet
March 12, possession of mari-
juana, possession of paraphernalia, 3000
block of Avenue E. The officer said
while responding to an emergency call,
he observed two pipes used for smoking
marijuana in the residence. He said he
asked the subject, Terry A. Rader, 40, if
he had any marijuana and Rader gave
him a bag of marijuana from his pocket.
Rader was placed in custody.
March 13, harassing phone calls,
400 block of 80th Street.
March 16, 3200 East Bay Drive,
Anna Maria Island Centre. The officer
said he observed Mark C. Cantu, 32, of
Bradenton, drinking beer on the side-
walk. The officer said Cantu was ex-
tremely intoxicated and he contacted
Cantu's mother, who refused to respond.
The officer placed Cantu in custody un-
der the Marchman Act and said he found
a bag of marijuana in Cantu's sock.
If you have information that may
help solve crimes, contact Crime Stop-
pers at 747-COPS. You may be eligible
for a reward up to $1,000.
Walking for a cause
Walter Schmidt and Marty
Jacobs with Schmidt'sfamily
pets Ginger and Clancey rest
after the six-mile walkathon of
Southeastern Guide Dogs Inc.
of Palmetto, raising money for
training guide dogs for the
blind. Schmidt, Holmes Beach,
raised $200 from friends and
businesses for the gig and
Jacobs, of Bradenton, $1,600.
Schmidt is a retired computer
programmer whose wife Mary
Ann is co-owner of SunCoast
Real Estate. Jacobs is with
si Suntrust Mortgage.
THE ISLANDER E MARCH 22, 2000 0 PAGE 21
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Bali Hai withstands
Bali Hai Resort withstood a third comeback in a
week to nip Haley's Motel 13-12 in a wild Anna Maria
Little League Majors division game March 13.
The win pulled Bali Hai into a tie for first place
with Haley's at 4-2.
Haley's tried to pull a fast one before the game
Playing the game within the game, Haley's had
Steve Faasse warming up in the bullpen leading Bali
Hai to think he was the starter.
At game time, Haley's ace Kyle Schweitzer took
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"That's OK. Schweitzer's faster," Bali Hai lead-off
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Pittman was right.
He had three doubles on the night, knocked in four
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Bali Hai jumped ahead 7-1 after two innings with
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Schweitzer score in the bottom half of the frame on
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Haley's scored three runs in the bottom of the third
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Bali Hai scored two in the fifth for a 9-4 lead and
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Bali Hai turned it on in the top of the sixth with a
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base of the fence in right. An error and a two-run
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Jordan Pritchard walked for the fourth time that
night and Schweitzer popped a double to left center.
Faasse's double brought them home, then Bobo hit a
single to bring home Faasse.
Pittman got the win. But Tyler Schneerer, who
came on relief of Pittman, gets the save by ending the
game with a strikeout and a bouncer back to the mound.
While playing centerfield, Schneerer saved two
runs by hustling after a ball hit in the power alley. He
saved two more runs when he blocked a rocket off
Schweitzer's bat that would have gone to the fence.
Schneerer took it on the chin literally when the ball
bounced hard at his feet and struck him in the jaw. He
stayed in the game.
In the end, Haley's sneak attack didn't work. Bali
Hai pounded Schweitzer for nine hits, including four
doubles and two triples.
As Pittman said, "harder, farther."
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Little League schedule
Due to spring break, games will resume April 3. No
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All games are played at 7p.m.
March 23 Kiwanis vs. Bali Hai Resort
March 24 Haley's vs. West Manatee Fire District
Wednesday games at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Saturday games at 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
March 22 Waterfront Restaurant vs Quality Builders
Bistros vs. Air & Energy
March 25 Quality Builders vs. Waterfront
Air & Energy vs. Bistros
All games 5 p.m. unless designated
March 23 Bridge Street Pier & Cafe vs. Betsy Hills
March 24 Betsy Hills vs Sandbar Restaurant
Games are at 9 a.m.
March 25 Oden-Hardy vs. VFW at 9 a.m. at
Community Center Field
Danziger Allergy & Dental vs. Harry's
Continental Kitchens at 9 a.m. at
Bayfront Park on Longboat Key
Home team is last
Chris Klotz tried to get home from third on a wild pitch
but was tagged by catcher Michael Cramer who smoth-
ered Klotz at the plate after retrieving the ball.
WMFD's Zack Geeraerts made a fine catch on a
high, hard shot to centerfield in the bottom of the fourth
by Kyle Schoonover.
Lowman made another good play in the bottom of
the fifth when Klotz hit a shot and Lowman threw him
Not be outdone on defense, Kiwanis shortstop
Connor Bystrom made two superb plays to get
THE ISLANDER E MARCH 22, 2000 E PAGE 23
standings as of
Does not include March -16 rain postponement
Haley's Motel 4-2
Bali Hai 4-2
Air & Energy 5-1
Quality Builders 2-4
Betsy Hills 3-3-1
Bridge Street 3-5
Player W-L Ks Innings ERA
Faasse 2-0 20 12 2.08
DeBellevue 2-2 43 27 4.44
Pittman 2-0 26 15 1/3 4.38
Mattay 2-1 41 17 2.11
Schweitzer 2-2 43 24 3.24
Rosas 1-1 31 13 2.26
On one of them, Rosas looked like he would get a
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threw Rosas out at first.
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SPORTS RAP, FROM PAGE 23
and threw the runner out.
For WMFD, Rosas had two singles, a run batted in
and a run scored. He also won the game after pitching
one-hit, six strikeout ball over the last three innings in
relief of Price. Rosas improved to 1-1.
Also for WMFD, Mark Spence had a sacrifice for
a run batted in, a single and he scored the winning run.
Price had a single, a sacrifice and two runs batted in.
Lowman, Sato and Cramer also had hits.
Kiwanis was led at the plate by DeBellevue who had
a triple in the first that hit the fence on one bounce and may
have gone out had the wind not kept it in the ballpark. He
also singled, knocked a man in and scored three times.
Matt McDonough tripled in the first down the line
just inside first base and Daniel Miller had a double.
Bystrom, Reynolds and Struber also singled.
WMFD crushes Kiwanis
Anthony Rosas had three singles and knocked in
three runs to lead West Manatee Fire District to 14-4
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left-centerfield for a double to tie the game at one. He
scored on a single by Rosas.
Nick Sato walked three times and scored two runs
for WMFD while teammate and pitcher Patrick Cole
helped his cause with two singles, an RBI and three
Zack Geeraerts walked, scored and knocked in a
run with a single for WMFD and Trey Andricks walked
twice, scored and singled in a run.
Cole was the winning pitcher with Rosas mopping
in the top of the fourth for the save.
For Kiwanis, Daniel Miller led off the game with
a triple to right-centerfield that one-hopped it to the
fence. He scored on Brian DeBellevue's single down
the rightfield line. DeBellevue also doubled into right
center in the second.
In the words of one fan, "It was a blowout."
Bali Hai ahead 10-2
when downpour stops game
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when the sky started falling.
The rain was a welcome relief after two months of
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"We'll pick up where we left off when the game is
rescheduled. If they had gotten Haley's out in the top
of the fourth it would have been an official game.
There was a miracle. The rain helped out. Haley's
players were not there at all tonight."
Muys, Kuplen win
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Barbara Muys posted a low-gross of 34 and Dick
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Gene Fenner took men's low net with a 29 and won
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In honor of St. Paddy's Day, the group held a so-
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Little League batting
Does not include stats from March 16 rain postponement
K. Schweitzer, Haley's .555
Faasse, Haley's .529
Bouziane, Bali Hai .500
Pittman, Bali Hai .500
Rosas, WMFD .473
Wimberly, Bali Hai .416
Rivera, Bali Hai .411
DeBellevue, Kiwanis .411
Sato, WMFD .375
Pritchard, Haley's .363
Miller, Kiwanis .357
Pittman 4, Sato, Bouziane and Faasse with 3 each,
DeBellevue, Miller and Rivera with 2 each
Lowman (WMFD) and Miller with 2, five tied with one
Runs batted in
Faasse 10, Bouziane 8, Pittman 8, Cramer, Rivera and
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Eco-tales, from water to Glades to land barons
Florida's threatened marine creatures have been
given a bit more protection by one of the state's courts.
A Tallahassee circuit court has ruled that the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has the au-
thority to draft and enforce rules to protect endangered
species of marine wildlife without having to go to the
Florida Legislature for the laws to be passed.
Not only does it streamline the lawmaking process,
but it also will take any challenge to the laws out of the
hands of the Florida Division of Administrative Hear-
ings and instead have the challenge heard in circuit
court a somewhat less politicized forum, proponents
of the change argue.
There actually is a pretty good pretense for that
rationale by the court. You see, in 1998 Floridians
changed the Constitution to create the merged agency
that is today known as the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission. Voters also approved a
sentence that says the new commission "shall exercise
regulatory and executive powers of the state with re-
spect to marine life."
Seems pretty simple, eh?
But the folks in the Florida Legislature decided
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Three environmental groups filed suit in circuit
court, which ruled in favor of the environmentalists and
changed the language back to what voters approved,
striking what the Holy Fathers and Mothers in Talla-
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Good for the courts, and good for turtles, dolphins and
manatees. Now maybe the FWCC will be able to put some
real teeth into laws protecting our waterborne friends.
Speaking of enforcing the law
Floridians along the coastline often forget about the
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To be brutally honest, 1 have to agree with that
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Moving from conservationism to disasters, 1999
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Natural and man-made disasters caused $100 billion
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Wind makes little difference, fishing at a peak
By Capt. David Futch
Wind at 20 to 30 knots didn't affect fishing
much last week as anglers who were willing to bear
the brunt of the blow got what they wanted.
Kingfish, Spanish mackerel, grouper, cobia,
snook and redfish highlighted the action as a station-
ary front sat over central Florida for three days.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said
backwater fishing is real good, even on the big wind
"Snook fishing has been terrific. White bait has
been the key to catching big numbers of snook al-
though they will take a shrimp or lure," Lowman
said. "There's whitebait around the flats, beaches
and piers. As far as offshore, the kingfish are still
here as are the cobia and sheepshead. We'll hope for
less wind this week so we'll know more about
what's going on offshore."
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said Capt.
Zach Zacharias caught cobia and lots of them -
five to 35 pounds just offshore. Mackerel, grouper,
flounder and sheepshead rounded out the beach ac-
tion. Inside, snook to 32 inches, trout to 20 inches,
with scattered reds and pompano were the ticket for
Capt. Sam Kimball on the Legend out of
Annie's said there was a lot of wind but he still
caught mackerel off the beach and a few cobia and
four gag grouper in 40 feet of water. To give his
customers a break from the wind, Kimball said he
went inside,.fished the bays and passes and caught
pompano and snook. There are still a lot of sheeps-
head around, he added.
The Rod::& Reel Pier in Anna Maria City re-
ports sheepshead and mackerel are their biggest
catches of the-week.
Thbtelwere a lot of redfish caught, "but they
were to.oabtg,":folks, at the R&R said. State law pro-
hibits taking redfish under 18 inches or over 27
inches, and then you can take only one.
Capt. Thom Smith of Angler's Repair on
Cortez Road continues to slay the snook, reds and
trout in Terra Ceia Bay despite the wind. Snook fish-
ing is.getting ready to go nuts, according to Smith.
Lee Goss at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle on
the east side of the Anna Maria Island Bridge said
anglers are "spanking the fish."
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Capt. Roy Salgado of the charterboat Grand Slam
holds a 32-pound gag grouper that a smiling Bo
Ridley of Orlando caught 41 miles off Anna Maria
Island. They were fishing in water 138feet deep.
"They're catching kings and grouper offshore,
cobia and mackerel off the beaches, and trout, reds
and snook on the inside. If you've got bait, you can
catch snook because they're hungry."
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab and Fish
House said not much happened in the Manatee River
last week because of the wind. That didn't keep
some insistent anglers from trying.
According to Johnson, "They were still going
out even though the wind was blowing 25 to 30."
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams out
of Captain's Marina in Holmes Beach said snook
fishing gets better with each passing week as bait
fish continues to show in greater numbers, enticing
snook to feed.
"About one out of 10 we put in the box. We went
out in the wind Thursday and still caught 30 and had
three keepers," Chaya said. "There are some big trip-
letail off'the beach and earlier last week we had ex-
cellent pompano action."
Capt. Rick Gross, also out of Captain's Ma-
rina, said he caught a mixed bag of fish off the
beach and in the bays.
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"We caught pompano, mackerel, sheepshead,
trout and flounder off the beach and inside we got
snook and reds. We had a 40-pound cobia, but the
hook came loose," Gross said. "Fishing has been real
good if you can put up with the wind."
Capt. Mike Greig of Capt. Mike's Charters
said he caught a number of snook last week to eight
"The snook are starting to come out on the beach
and there are a lot of mackerel in the bay and pom-
pano in Longboat Pass," Greig said. "There are all
the sheepshead you want to catch. There was a lot of
wind last week and we had a couple of goofy days,
but the fish still bit well."
Capt. Matt Denham and first mate Rodney
Shirley on the Rip Tide out of Captain's Marina
caught red and gag grouper to 15 pounds while fish-
ing 14 to 17 miles offshore. They also had some trig-
gerfish and a lot of lane snapper.
"We saw some monster cobia. One of them
weighed 100 pounds and was swimming with an-
other one that weighed 50 pounds," Denham said.
"We free-lined a live pinfish but they wouldn't have
anything to do with the bait."
Capt. Roy Salgado on the Grand Slam based
at Bradenton Beach Marina said he was out 38 miles
and caught six blackfin tuna.
"We purposely targeted tuna. One of them
weighed 36 pounds," Salgado said. "We were on a
wreck and Dick Blumanstock of Ohio caught a 12-
pound American red snapper. We thought it was an
amberjack it fought so hard. We got about 18 scamp
to five pounds on the same wreck, and we caught
huge mangrove snapper to eight pounds. They
fought like grouper."
Capt. Curt Morrison on board the Neva-Miss
said the wind pushed the kingfish down.
"We still hit kings all week long, but they're
down deeper and you have to use planers or
downriggers to get to them," Morrison said. "We
trolled for them with a No. 2 or No. 3 planer with a
silver spoon for bait. When we found them, we an-
chored up and used a No. 2 or No. 3 silver Clark
spoon with either a gold or red back. Both worked
good. We were catching huge mangrove snapper to
six pounds about 18 miles out using cut or whole
threadfin herring. They pulled like a grouper."
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BUILDERS HOME FURNITURE Displayed but never
used. Four-piece bedroom sets $259; sofa and love seat
$399; queen bed set $199; full $159; twin $129; futons
(sofa by day, bed at night) frame and mattress $199;
daybed (white with brass finials) including two mattresses
and pop-up unit $285. Can deliver. Call 753-7118.
AVON CALLING COSMETICS, gifts and Christmas
items. Anew, Skintrition, Skin-So-Soft. Free gift. Calls
returned promptly. Call Alison at 383-6201.
ANTIQUE WOOD office chairs. Only two left, dark
wood, $100 each. 778-1102.
BEAUTIFUL NEW HEMMINGWAY-style dining room
set, four dark rattan chairs with leopard-print seats,
48-inch glass-top table with rattan base, sacrifice
$800. Call 761-0608 after 5pm.
SELLING IT ALL! Cherrywood furniture, king head-
board and frame, triple dresser and mirror, armoire,
two night stands, glass-top coffee table, end table,
oval dining room table with leaf, six chairs. Also 91-
inch sofa and matching love seat, burgundy and
sand. All less than one year old. All like new. Must
sell as package. Asking $3,450. Please call 941-753-
4380, leave message for return call.
Annual / Seasonal / Monthly / Weekly
Call Gayle Schulz and Liz
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OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
13-FT INDIAN RIVER canoe with two paddles, $100.
Exercise walker, bike, abdominal reducer and steps,
$175. Self-cleaning Whirlpool stove, five years old,
$150. Entertainment unit, Copenhagen grey, real
wood, 6-ft.x8-ft., $700. Brown leather recliner chair
with ottoman, $150. Hand-carved pine four-poster
pencil bed, $750. Oak antique bed with 6-ft. high
carved headboard, $850. English marble-top antique
washstand table with towel bar, $450. Leather couch,
pale salmon color; $350. 778-9367.
HAWAIIAN KAYAK CUDA, 18-ft.6-in., two man, 27-
in. beam, 50-55 Ibs. Construction k glass with cofab
coremat and ISO resin. Yellow/white. New $2,000,
will sacrifice for $900. 941-795-4141.
DUE TO UNEXPECTED apartment move, must sell
entire new Savon furniture within two weeks. Very
BEDROOM SET, two single beds, 4.5-ft. wide six-
drawer chest, head boards, new mattresses, rattan
finish, $250. 778-9480.
1940 Mahogany drop leaf dining room set with six
chairs. Asking $700. 778-3066.
DON & KAREN SCHRODER, REALTORS
Just across your private
bridge and down by the bay
rests this fresh and bright i
2BR/2BA six-year young
condo. Two screened
porches within a split-bed-
room plan. Beautiful pool -'
area. Under-building park-
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beach, making it perfect for personal or investment usage.
Florida contemporary furniture may also be purchased, if de-
sired. You can own a "piece of paradise" now for only $124,500.
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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. Monday's, seniors 20% off on clothing.
GARAGE SALE, FRIDAY, March 24, 8:30am-4pm.
Bedding, kitchen items, appliances, electric chain
saw and more. 249 Gladiolus St., Anna Maria City.
SAVE ANNA MARIA yard sale, Saturday, March 25,
8:30am-2pm. As always, great stuff and prices. 79th
St. between Gulf and Palm.
GARAGE SALE, SATURDAY, March 25, 9am-2pm.
676 Key Royale Drive.
YARD SALE, SATURDAY, March 25, 8am-noon.
Office furniture, wicker-look desks and bookcase, fax
machine, computer books and more. 317 Iris St.,
YARD SALE, SATURDAY, March 25, 8am-noon.
Spring cleaning, many many items. 526 56th St. at
end of street, Holmes Beach.
Open 7 Days a Week For Your Convenience!
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SALES RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT I
LOCATION, LOCATIONS, LOCATION!
A view and location to die for on beautiful
Anna Maria Island. Bring your boat and
you'll never want to leave! $399,000.
CUTE AND NEAT as a pin beach-style
house in Bradenton Beach. Great location
close to beach and shopping! 4BR/2BA
with lanai area. $175,000.
VIEWS OF THE INTRACOASTALI El-
evated 3BR/1.5BA home provides fabulous
water views. Well maintained open plan with
elevated decks along front and back. Two
large garages plus storage area. $289,900.
SPACIOUS SPANISH STYLE Island home
with barrel tile roof, two-car garage and circular
drive. 3BR/2BA with boat slip included, tropical
fruit trees in yard. Bring your imagination re-
sults could be a real showplace! $219,000.
FABULOUS 3BR/2BA home on grand canal. HISTORIC ISLAND CANALFRONT
High pool deck with beautiful stained wood and beach home! 4BR/3.5BA lovingly preserved
paver bricks, solar heated pool. Updated through- with high beamed ceilings, fireplace, French
out with many built-ins. Lush landscaping includes doors. Dock winds through natural man-
Reclinata palms, Azaleas, fruit trees! $435,000. groves to deep-water canal. $449,000.
THE EXCITING DESIGN of this newly remod-
eled contemporary 4BR/2.5BA North Point
Harbor home reveals a water view from nearly
every room. Protected deep-water canal to Bimini
Bay. Fireplace, new kitchen. $659,000.
BRADENTON'S NEWEST COMMUNITY
on Perico Island! Close to Gulf beaches! 3BR/
2BA, two-car garage, pool and spa overlooking
pond and fountain. Open family room and
kitchen. Mint condition! $229,900.
DIVINE DUPLEX! Meticulously maintained el- WATER'S EDGE GULFVIEW condo!
evated duplex in residential area of Bradenton Turnkey furnished with elevator, heated pool
Beach. Each side 2BR/2BA with open living and tennis amenities. Fabulous for seasonal
area, dining and kitchen. Carport and garage on rental! Open balcony area $249,000.
each side, common laundry facilities, $199,900.
PERICO BAY CLUB enjoy the sunrises
over sparkling lake from your spacious sun
deck and screened lanai area. 2BR/2BA villa
with garage and many upgrades can be yours
for only $151,900.
NEW TUSCANY STYLE home beautiful
2BR/3BA plus den with solar heated pool.
Graciously appointed with 10 ft. ceilings, three-
piece crown moldings, hardwood floors, Mexi-
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ONE OF A KIND!
Gulffront lot on a quiet dead-end street! There are
nomore like this! For sale by owner. 31st St. and
Ave. F. $399,000. 778-4523 or 800-977-0803.
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YARD SALE, Friday and Saturday, March 24-25, 9am-
? Miscellaneous items. 526 68th St., Holmes Beach.
BINGO: THURSDAYS, 7PM. Smoke free. Annie Sil-
vers Community Center. Refreshments available.
23rd and Ave. C, Bradenton Beach.
YOGA AND MEDITATION classes with Harmony
Feldman begin March 27 for four weeks. Class times
are 2:30 (mixed level), 5:00 (basic) or 6:30pm (inter-
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Bright 2BR/2BA villa with pastel Florida furnishings.
Sunny Florida room overlooks pretty patio and-park
area. SW corner unit with carport. Boat ramp and
public tennis courts only steps away! $115,000.
TROPICAL WATERFRONT HIDEAWAY
This secluded 3BR/2BA Island retreat offers 218 feet
of seawalled waterfront with boat dock and is tucked
away on a lushly landscaped lot, offering mature Royal
and Areca palms plus bamboo, all watered by an au-
-tomatic sprinkler system. Amenities include distinctive
polished coral floors, cozy stone fireplace, spacious
screened lanai with plenty of room for a pool and a
wonderful atrium entryway. Truly in a class by itself!
Priced at $369,500.
WATERFRONT FAMILY HOHE
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tucked away on a lushly landscaped, fully fenced lot,
offering privacy plus! Amenities include a gorgeous
heated swimming pool with waterfall and vaulted pool
cage, 60 ft. boat dock on deep, seawalled canal and a
spectacular, new family room with vaulted ceilings, built-
in teak bookcases and cabinets and lovely French doors
opening onto the swimming pool and lanai. Priced to sell
at only $349,000! This one won't last long!
"CRITTER SITTER", five years in pet care, 21 years
as Island residents. Tender loving care for your pets,
with in-home visits. 778-6000.
1991 SUBARU LEGACY station wagon. Automatic
transmission, air conditioning, ABS, cassette player,
FW drive, new Michelin tires. Available to see March
PLYMOUTH 1964 SIGNET convertible. Air condition-
ing, automatic transmission, good condition. Best
offer. 312 64th St., Holmes Beach. 779-0413.
1984 MERCURY MARQUIS. Air conditioning, tilt,
cruise, CD player, runs great, clean, dependable car.
Reduced to $995. Call 778-7456.
BOAT DETAILING, hand waxing, hand buffing, teak
conditioning and refinishing. 30 years experience.
Satisfaction guaranteed, fully insured. Ship Shape
YACHT CLEANING by Carleen. Detailing and wax-
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Bayfront, refurbished 2BR/2BA condo with heated
pool and tennis, close to shopping and beach.
$210,000. Call Zee Catanese 794-8991 eves.
COCONUTS CONDO. 1 BR/1 BA condo in.small eigh-
teen-unit Gulffront complex. End, ground-floor unit on
the courtyard. On-site management, heated pool, ex-
cellent rental history. $120,000 furnished turnkey.
Call Carol Williams 744-0700 eves.
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SANDY P'OINTE 2BR/2BA bright, cheerful condo
with views over pool and mangrove wetlands.
Screened lanai with peek at bay. Parking and storage
under building. Near beach and shops. Turnkey fur-
hished with an artistic flair. $124,900. Visit us at
www.dialtheduncans.net or call Judy or Darcie
Duncan 779-2290 eves.
DUPLEX. This 2/1, 1/1 duplex that is located just a
few steps from the beach. Each side has a spacious
vinyl enclosed porch. Two bedroom side has ceramic
tile floor, carport and 10 by 10 ft. storage room. Large
lot with beautiful tropical plants and fruit trees.
$218,000. Call Zee Catanese 794-8991 eves.
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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.
PARTNER WANTED for purchase of 38-ft. holiday
mansion. Cruiser hull with hoveboat comfort, radar,
generator. Your half, $16,000. Call 778-1881.
1992 FOUR WINNS 325 Exspress, 1986 Rampage
sportfish diesels, 1989 44-ft. Searay convertible, 1990 and
1993 Tiara's, fully rigged, 1995 32-ft. Luhrs, 43-ft. Albin
Trawler, 1988 Island Gypsy, open, 1997 Fastech T500
offshore loaded. Dave, 228-3489, 778-7456, broker.
STAINLESS STEEL boat propeller, fits Alpha
Mercruiser drives. 14 1/4-inch, 17 degree pitch, three
blades, excellent. Cost $300, sell $150. 778-2387.
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.
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PALMA SOLA BAYFRONT
'3BR/4.5BA contemporary cedar home. Panoramic
view of Palma Sola Bay. Over 5,000 sq.ft of living
area. Cathedral ceiling, elevator, loft, family room,
den, pool and spa, deck, boat dock. $795,000.
OFF-ISLAND POOL HOME
3BR/2BA family home. Palma Sola area. Caged
pool, nicely landscaped, very good condition.
SABAL PALMS CONDO
2BR/1.5BA furnished condo. Westside, conve-
nient to everything. Pool and clubhouse. Close to
Unique waterfront condo with a Florida lifestyle.
Choice of carpet, tile, cabinets. Forty-foot deep-wa-
ter dock, heated pools, tennis, covered parking, eleva-
tors. Waterfront condos: 2BR/2BA plus den,
$249,000; 3BR/2BA $279,000; elegant townhouse
3BR/3BA, elevator, $325,000.
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Perico Bay Club 2BR/2BA condo, pool. tennis $825-$900
604 North Pointe Harbor 3BR/2BA house $1,800
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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.
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-
WANTED: BEGINNING INSTRUCTION on Roland
digital piano keyboard. Call 778-1932.
HOUSEKEEPER for beach motel on Anna Maria Is-
land. Good wages and tips. Paid vacation, health
insurance available. Apply Monday-Friday, 9am-
1pm. Blue Water Beach Club, 6306 Gulf Drive,
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GENERAL OFFICE PERSON, computer knowledge, flex-
ible hours. Sous chef and line cook. Plaza Steakhouse &
Wine Cellar. Publix Plaza, 525 Bay Isles Parkway,
Longboat Key. Apply in person or call, 387-2700.
CHAPTERS CAFE looking for kitchen help. Apply in
person. 5910 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, at the base
of the cell tower.
SECRETARY FOR HOME office. Computer skills a
must. Phones, figures, filing, ledgers. Up to 30 hours
a week. 778-5181.
SALES CLERK, Full-time/part-time, must be able to
work weekends and holidays. Retirees welcome.
Apply in person, Beach Shop, Manatee Public
Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
COUNTER/SERVERS, PATIO bussers, dishwash-
ers. This is a great place to work if you like both
people and work. Cafe on the Beach, apply in person.
4000 Gulf Drive.
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floor plan. Walk to beach. $535,000. Cynthia Darnell, 349- homes in guarded community on Sarasota Bay. Enjoy the security,
0358. 18455 solitude and beauty of Tidy Island. Priced from $169,900. Bob and
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MANATEE RIVERFRONT ESTATE. Two-story Georgian
residence with new kitchen and baths. Mint condition, wood
floors, crown molding, French doors, fireplace. Heated pool.
$1,300,000. Kathy Marcinko 252-1618. R42646
ONE-OF-A-KIND PALMA SOLA BAY LOCATION. Located at
boat-basin bridge with deep water. 4,561 +/- sq.ft., pool residence.
4BR/5B, open kitchen and family room with fireplace, Mexican tile
floors. $775,000. Don Lewis, 746-3200. R41140
MAGNIFICENT AMBERWYND HOME Mediterranean design,
former model. One +/- acre landscaped lot with pool, waterfalls and
lake. $474,900. Colette Gerrish 720-4584. R43273
GREAT FAMILY HOME Sliding glass doors open to great
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fenced yard. $96,500. Colette Gerrish 720-4584, or Chuck
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UNIQUE 1950'S FLORIDA HOME in Palma Sola Park. 2BR/
2BA, hardwood floors, brick and mahogany trim interior,
double faced fireplace. Beautiful corner lot with large oak
trees. $179,000. Don Lewis, 746-3200. R43745
GOLF COURSE FRONTAGE Spacious 3-4BR home with
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storage and new appliances. $224,900. Larry and Louise
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DELI PREP, stock, clean. Fast paced, organized,
plus healthy life style a must. Part-time, full-time.
Here's to Your Health, 778-5181.
C.N.A HOME HEALTH AID, companion. Available for
variety of duties in your home. Call Robert, 748-6236.
MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, mulching,
trimming, clean-up, edgings, and more. Hard-work-
ing and responsible. Excellent references. Edward
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.
HAVING A MAC ATTACK? Call for help with Mac or
PC. Training, internet, hardware selection and instal-
lation. Call Ed, 778-2553.
LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Available
evening, weekend. For any computer needs-hard-
ware, software, network, commercial, private. Call
The best snow
removal person in
the whole world
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BANKRUPTCY $200, Divorce $150 to $200. Adoption,
corporations, modifications, power of attorney, name
change. Suncoast Paralegal Services 742-4788.
INCOME TAX SERVICE, over 30 years experience.
Ohio and Michigan our specialty. Call Pat at Kenney
Tax Service, 761-8156.
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.
TOPS WITH MOPS. Specialized cleaning to suit your
needs. Home or office. Daily, weekly, or occasionally.
Call for free estimate. 778-2234.
DOMESTIC AFFAIRS. Residential cleaning, neurotic
attention to detail. Clean-ups, clean-outs, windows,
any cleaning you need. Jony, 798-3139.
LET ME DRIVE you for shopping, hospital, and medical. I
also do house keeping. References. 941-779-0434.
26 Years of Professional Service
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 $95,900.
RIVER OAKS 2BR/2BA, waterfront, boat dock, pool. $85,000.
STYLING SALON Eight stations. Great location. $39,000 OBO.
LOT C-2 Zoning.Walk to Gulf beach $150,000.
HISTORIC BRIDGE STREET 2,400 sq. ft., three stores, 150 ft. to
Sarasota Bay. Can add to size. Developing area. $355,000.
4503 Gulf Dr. LARGE IBR/IBA complete remodel.1/2 block to Gulf.
Beachfront condos, homes with
waterfront or pools available for vacation rentals
WATERFRONT 2BR/2BA, heated pool, tennis.
Call Lu for rates and schedules
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
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CLEANING ON ISLAND. Experienced and reason-
able. Call Barbara, 778-0864.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE Residen-
tial/commercial, full-service maintenance, landscaping
installation, clean-ups, tree trimming, ponds, native plants,
butterfly gardens. Excellent references. 778-5294.
FREE SNOW REMOVAL Shell, dirt, mulch or stone deliv-
ered and spread for a small fee. Yard clean-up. Dump truck
for hire. Free estimates. Call Dave Bannigan, 794-6971.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If it's
broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior discount.
Call 778-2581or 713-0676.
PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and installation.
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.
Residential Commercial/Industrial Property Management Mortgage Loans Title Insurance Vacalion Rentals
Carol S. Heinze
VILLA. Elevated 2BR/2BA villa
with eat-in kitchen, carport and
large storage room. Screened
porch and sun deck. Well-main-
tained corner lot only two blocks
from the Gulf. $169,900. IB42905
GREAT LOCATION. Two-story
duplex across the street from the
Gulf of Mexico, both units are
2BR/1 BA. Ceramic tile floors, lots
of possibilities for rental or invest-
ment. $210,000. IB43788
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!
SPANISH PARK Fantastic 3BR/
2BA home in immaculate condition
with new tile and carpeting, large
lanai, tile roof, two-car garage.
Being close to everything makes
this home a must see! $124,900.
KEY ROYALE. Easy access to the
bay from this updated, 2BR/2BA,
canalfront home with heated pool
and fruit trees. Turnkey furnished.
TROPICAL HORIZONS. Four
Gulffront units being sold as one
investment property. Large, bright
and turnkey furnished 2BR/2BA
condos with glassed in balconies
and great views. Pool. Excellent
rental history. $880,000. IB42617
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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.
Condos to cottages, Gulf to bay,
monthly or for the season.
CALL BOB LOHSE 778-0766
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NEW LISTING! GRAND CANAL
524 67th St. Fabulous water view, completely renovated
3BR/2BA residence. All new, open floor plan, luxury fea-
tures throughout. Owner has spared no expense only
the best of everything. Lush landscape, 65-ft. deep-wa-
ter dock with 10,000-lb. lift. New seawall, windows, ap-
pliances, flooring, etc. Best house on the market. Truly
a must see. Furnishings available. $449,000. Owner
(941)778-5460 or (941)730-7696.
KEY WEST DESIGN
ON TROPICAL ANNA MARIA
IMPECCABLE AND EXPERTISE CRAFTSMANSHIP
describe this lovely Anna Maria home with added improve-
ments and custom features such as:
* New thirty-year Timberline Shingle roof
* New ceilings with crown molding and new imported tile
* New Omega cabinets and designer Karadon counters
* New designer glass tub and shower enclosure doors
* New plantation shutters on glass doors
* New Hunter-Douglas wooden blinds on windows
* New Stainmaster quality carpeting upgrade of Berber
* New 12 by 12 ft. ceramic tile entry and foyer
* New designer glass entry doors
* New washed oak stairways to both floors
* New screen and railing on second floor deck
* New retail top-of-the-line appliances and water heater
* Beautifully landscaped in 1999 with tropical plantings
* Close walking distance to pristine beach
* Twelve ceiling fans and doors with Baldwin hardware
* Priced at only $342,500! Call Today!
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778-2882 or 387-0607
5400 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach
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.
SHELL DELIVERED AND spread, $25 a yard. Haul-
ing, all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free esti-
mates. Call Larry at 779-1529.
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/
exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Dan or Bill 795-5100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling con-
tractors. 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.
DECKS, CLEANING and staining, exterior painting.
I will make it look like new and last. 35 years experi-
ence, 30-year resident. Your satisfaction is guaran-
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,
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
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.
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
ANNA MARIA ISLAND paradise, 3BR/2.5BA canal
home. Heated pool, close to beach. $3,500 month,
$1,000 week. Available Easter. 800-223-4472.
SEASONAL MONTHLY AVAILABLE after May 1,
2000.2BR/1BA, two blocks to Gulf beaches. 778-2891.
INDULGE YOURSELF. Spend summer in paradise.
Gulffront home. nicely furnished. Central air, front
and rear decks. 1BR sleeps four. May through Octo-
ber only. Four month minimum, prefer six. $800
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.
ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA. Washer/
dryer, large deck, extra room. $900 month, first, last,
and security, plus utilities. 794-2947.
ADORABLE COTTAGE, wood floors, renovated,
central air conditioning, washer/dryer. 2BR/1BA close
to beach, bay, shops. $800 month, $450 week, 106
Church St., Bradenton Beach. 813-258-2411.
FOR RENT, 1BR duplex for 2000-2001 season. One
block from beach, close to stores and restaurants.
$1,250 per month. 779-2439.
AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY and next year. 2BR/2BA, el-
evated, all amenities, carport, on lake. $1,700. 952-1592.
SEASONAL COTTAGE, weekly, available. Close to Rod
and Reel Pier, North end of Island. 2BR/2BA. 778-7253.
HOLMES BEACH seasonal rental, 1BR/2BA apart-
ment, steps to beach. Kitchen, TV, telephone. Pets
are welcome. $450 week, plus tax. 778-1098.
SURF SIDE STUDIO 1BA $800 per month plus
assurity/security. Available now. Hurry, it won't last!
792-2779. Annual only.
BEACH DUPLEX available April 1. 2BR/1 BA or 1 BR/
1BA furnished. Tropical yard, large lanai. Six-month
lease. References. $750 month. 921-0074.
SCOTT HOWRARD INTERIORS
Corpet. Window Treatment Furniture Re-Upholstery Finishing Touches
I make housecalls
755-6088 for appointment
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HOLMES BEACH, LOVELY 2BR/2BA stilted duplex.
New paint and carpet. Dishwasher, new washer/
dryer, screened balcony, window treatments, ceiling
fans. Nice neighborhood. Available April 1. $775
month, annual. First, last and security. Call for ap-
BEAUTIFUL GULFVIEW APARTMENTS. Available
March through August. Weekly or monthly, steps to
beach. 1BR/1BA, 2BR/1BA with elevated sundeck.
Rates vary, starting at $350 week, $1,200 month.
761-9259 or 228-1402.
SAN REMO CANALFRONT, 2BR/2BA house with
screened lanai, laundry and one-car garage. Unfur-
nished annual rental. $1,175 plus security. Available
April. Please call 795-7805.
GULFFRONT CONDO available June 1, 2000 for
annual lease. Lovely 2BR/1BA with pool and fabu-
lous Gulf views. $1,150 per month. Call Pat or Dave,
HOLMES BEACH 3BR/2BA duplex, $800 month.
Neat and clean, nice area. 722-2742.
NEWLY REMODELED 1BR, unfurnished, two blocks
from beach. Annual lease. Call 727-466-0666.
STORAGE SPACE WANTED. Mostly remodeling ma-
terials, power tools, etc. Must be able to lock. 779-2294.
2BR/1BA COMPLETELY RENOVATED annual unfur-
nished duplex. Non smoker, no pets. First, last and secu-
rity. $750. 306 B 62nd St., Holmes Beach. 813-503-1376.
ADIRONDACK SUMMER CAMP, lakefront, 2BR/
1BA, large deck, washer/dryer. $450 week, $1,500
ANNA MARIA GULF beachfront apartment. 2BR/
1BA, living room, dining, kitchen. Lovely furnished
interior, fully equipped. By owner, no pets. 778-3143.
ROOMMATE WANTED for April 1. Located near City
Hall, Holmes Beach. First, last and security. $500
month. Please call 778-3693.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX, 2BR/1.5BA, living room,
dining room, nice kitchen, laundry, garage, lanai. No
smokers. $880 month. 778-9631.
ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1BA residential
duplex, one block to beach, new kitchen, central air.
$650 month includes water. First and security. 753-
ANNUAL WITH GULFFRONT private beach. Fur-
nished, 1BR/1BA. No pets. $525 month. 778-1086.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 2BR/1BA, very nice
neighborhood, stroll to beach! Cathedral ceilings,
new kitchen and appliances, beautiful! Non-smokers
preferred, small pet considered. $725 month, first,
last, security. 778-9798 or 305-296-1127 collect.
MOBILE HOME. Reserve now, pay later. Sleeps
three complete. Three months. $1,150 monthly,
weekly $395, annual $545. 941-778-4181. Summer,
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED SPACIOUS duplex,
Holmes Beach. 2BR/2BA, large rec room, washer/
dryer, sun deck, screened lanai, garage, pest control
and yard maintenance included. 1 1/2 blocks to
beach. $1,200 per month, first, last, security deposit.
References required, no pets, 941-778-9223.
PANORAMIC GULFVIEWS in Bradenton Beach.
2BR/1 BA available April 3. Small pet okay. $350 per
VACATION RENTAL available April 1. 1BR/1BA,
private parking. One block from beach, located in
Holmes Beach. 778-7098.
GULFFRONT LOT, dead-end street, one of a kind!
There are no more like this. $399,000, 778-4523 or
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.
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.
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
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.
ANNA GULFFRONT DUPLEX, 2BR/1BA, double,
carport, sun decks, recent upgrades. Good income
producing location, turnkey, by owner. 778-3143.
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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.
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.
OPEN HOUSE, SUNDAY, 1-4pm. Spacious water-
front home, 4BR/4BA with boat dock on beautiful
Coconut Bayou. Four-year new home has 5,920 sq.
ft. under roof. 3,420 sq. ft. living area. Asking
$535,000. Come see it at 130 Hammock Rd., Anna
Maria. Owner/Broker Ted E. Davis, Licensed Real
Estate Broker, 778-6155.
ANNA MARIA, fun, funky, charming cottage near
Tampa Bay. 2BR/2BA only $187,000. Call 778-9631.
BEAUTIFUL PERICO BAY CLUB. Great location in
gated community with exceptional grounds. 2BR/
2BA, upstairs Osprey model, carport, lakeviews,
pool, tennis, etc. Sale by original owner. Many fur-
nishings included. Available with early close. Open
house Wednesdays and Sundays, 1-4pm. $128,900.
795-4619 for appointment.
17-UNIT MOTEL RESORT, Anna Maria Island. 16 per-
cent cap rate, well maintained, 75 percent-plus occu-
pancy, $1,875,000. Marcus & Millichap, Real Estate
Investment Brokerage Co. of Florida. 813-287-9777.
11 UNIT APARTMENT/MOTEL, Anna Maria Island.
Water view, 16 percent cap rate, large units, high traf-
fic count, $1,375,000. Marcus & Millichap, Real Estate
Investment Brokerage Co. of Florida. 813-287-9777.
BAYFRONT ESTATE priced $100,000 below ap-
praised price. 3BR/2BA main house, 2BR/2BA
ground-level house, 1BR/1BA duplex. Best steal on
the island. $660,000 or best offer. 109 13th St. South,
Bradenton Beach. 322-2101.
ANNA MARIA, 52-ft.x145-ft. lot. Zoned residential/
office/retail. Pine Ave. $97,500. 779-1733.
PANORAMIC GULFVIEW, Bradenton Beach. Oldertwo-
story stucco building with two remodeled apartments. Huge
sun deck, laundry room. $197,000. 798-9099.
OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY and Sunday, 1-4pm.
232 South Harbor Drive. Breathtaking views of
Tampa Bay and Skyway Bridge. Bayfront home can
be either 2BR/2BA condos or 4BR/4BA single-fam-
ily residence. Open floor plan is identical on both lev-
els. Luxury features throughout. Elevator takes you
from ground level pool/Jacuzzi to floors above. Dock
and davits. Reduced to $650,000. Call John Zirzow,
778-9171, or Sand Pebble Realty, 753-1620.
DUPLEX FOR SALE, 2BR/1.5BA each side. Storage
and parking underneath. Asking $213,000. Steps to
Gulf and bay. 778-7098.
CUSTOM BUILT, this spacious villa built in 1990
consists of 2BR/2BA, living room, dining room, fam-
ily room, kitchen, 2.5-car garage, porch, and hot tub.
Extra bonus, a 60-ft.x25-ft. detached building which
could serve as a greenhouse, work or storage unit.
Large wooded lot. $227,000. Walk to beach. Partial
owner financing available. Must be seen to be appre-
ciated. Fran Maxon Real Estate, 778-2307. Agnes
Tooker, 778-5287 or Ken Jackson, 778-6986.
GULF AND BAYVIEW condo. 2BR/2BA furnished,
one year new. $290,000. 744-1968.
BAYFRONT CONDO, 2BR/2BA, dock, davits, pool,
elevator, shutters. $325,000. 744-1969.
OPEN HOUSE, SUNDAY, March 26, 2-4pm. 6401A
Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. 2BR/2BA villa on a
corner lot. Price reduced to $164,900. Valerie
Hietala, Arvida Realty, 751-1155.
EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All real estate advertising
herein is subject to the Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to
advertise "any preference, limitation or discrimination based on
race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national ori-
gin, or intention to make any such preference, limitation or dis-
crimination." Familial status includes children under age of 18 liv-
ing 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 viola-
tion of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings
advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportu-
nity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-
800-669-9777, for the hearing impaired (TDD) 1-800-543-8294.
My 20 years of appraising and 25 years of sales
means I can offer you a qualified service to help in
the disposition of your fine antiques, art, and
household furnishings. I will be happy to send you
a resume and references.
Member of Appraisers Association of America
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 comer unit in a relaxed complex and just steps to the pool. Don't
miss this opportunity for truly affordable living! $64,900.
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.
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 rentals available for April 2000.
rB MLS Call Ken Jackson at 778-6986 Our
REALTOR Agnes Tooker 778-5287 30th
Larae Regis 779-1858
Fran 4Manwo Realtate /nI.
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Plus, the knowledge of loan
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254 Gladiolus, Anna Maria
Quality home on Anna Maria's north end. Short
walk to beaches. 5 bedrooms, 3,000 sq. ft., four-
car garage and workshop. RV pad or room for a
pool. Lot size 101 by 85 ft. Priced at $309,000.
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAYS 2-4 PM
('Ill Chrisli'i'c T'. Shawr andI r Ma(riti nme Correll, Reallors
778-6066( or 1-800-(86-0800
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WEARING O' THE GREEN
BY ELIZABETH C. GORSKI /
1 Shook, maybe
11 Animal that has
20 Sky box locale
21 Fish may be kept
27 Trumpeter Red
28 Gang types
29 Director Reiner
32 Grandchild of
35 People to hang
38 Former U.S.
41 Stable sounds
42 Went to the top
45 Like some pond
47 Bygone New
49 Sitting room?
51 "Uncle Tom's
54 Soccer star
57 Chat room abbr.
58 Goes (for)
63 Passbook entry:
65 It's good when
inits. since 1970
68 Number after
69 Cause of some
70 Get rid of
71 Calendar abbr.
72 Quick scores?
73 "Dear" ones
74 Many a state
name in D.C.
79 Sky boxes,
81 It's for the birds
84 Keyboard key
88 Wizard's home
EDITED BY WILL
90 Like some
94 Mythical bird
95 Hard roll?
98 "- Had It"
99 D.C. regulators
106 Rugged ridge
107 Trust fund
108 Titus, e.g.: Abbr.
109 Cuts corners?
110 Something to
read word for
112 River to the Irish
114 They can hold
1 Ohio River
2 Artemis's twin
5 Actress Cannon
8 Tow truck
9 It's positive
10 Wagner's final
12 Like stainproof
13 They're fit for a
15 One who cries
16 Last Supper
17 Lets on
18 Bull market
26 Be a go-between
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53 Sam and Ben
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55 Does data work
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can help make
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83 Mold anew
86 They're boring
87 "...-- quit!"
88 Skipped out, in a
92 Good news from
96 Traffic light
97 Feudal lord
100 Kind of call
102 Bygone leader
105 Abbr. often
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3BR/2BA home on deep-water ,:ana .*ir. n.:.
bridges to Gulf. Walk to beaches. .' ". ner a.erii
$339,000. Piroska Kallay 778-22' 1 r.1L' .4 i3J1ai
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