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Skimming the news ... Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday ... see page 16.


Anna Maria


"The Best News on Anna Maria Island"


Islander


IISLANDER


Dolphins love Anna Maria


Volume 8, no. 20, March 29, 2000 FREE


Election


referendum


flawed
A referendum passed in Holmes
Beach to alter election dates from March
to November is flawed, according to the
city's attorney and Manatee County Su-
pervisor of Elections Bob Sweat.
In setting up a calendar for notices to
elected officials as to their re-election date,
Sweat discovered the wording in the ref-
erendum would not necessarily provide
for city elections in conjunction with
county, state and federal elections.
The Holmes Beach referendum of-
ficially changed the city's election to the
second Tuesday in November. Other
general elections are held, according to
Florida statute on the "first Tuesday af-
ter the first Monday in November."
Since the city won't have an elec-
tion in November 2000, the first election
date is November 2001, when the date
for the city election will be Nov. 13.
Sweat says there is no other election to
piggyback in 2001 and so the Holmes
Beach election for three commission
seats will be the only ballot.
A remedy for the problem will fall to
the city's Charter Review Board. City
Clerk Brooke Bennett said a new Charter
Review Commission will be elected on the
November 2001 ballot. They may deter-
mine the intent of the referendum was to
piggyback elections for cost savings, and
recommend a change to the city commis-
sion. On approval by the city commission,
the change must again be approved by ref-
erendum in the next city election, which
will be November 2002.
The result of that will be two Novem-
ber 2002 elections, a city election on Nov.
12 and the general election on Nov. 5.


Stern swamped
offshore, fishing
pals saved
Joe Catlett and his pal
Lucas of Cortez can
smile about Catlett's
nine lives. Catlett's boat
sank 25 miles off the
Island 10 days ago and
he spent six hours in the
water before the U.S.
Coast Guard-
Clearwater Air Station
rescued him and fishing
buddy Waldo Perdue.
"We knew we were
gone, we'd gotten so
cold, Catlett said. The
Coast Guard and
Catlett credit his
Emergency Position
Indicating Radio
Beacon with saving
their lives. Islander
Photo: David Futch


Anna again comes ashore


Coast Guard

plucks fishers

clinging to boat

25 miles out
By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Joe Catlett of Cortez figures all the
days for the rest of his life will be good
ones.
His smile is perpetual and he
doesn't plan on stopping any time soon.
Catlett was praying to "let me die
like a man" when the whop-whop-whop
of helicopters meant he would beat
death for the second time in his life.
Suffering from hypothermia and
clinging to the bow of his capsized boat
25 miles off Anna Maria Island, Catlett
and his fishing buddy Waldo Perdue
were spared a watery grave Tuesday
when the U.S. Coast Guard plucked
them from the Gulf.
What makes the rescue even more
amazing is that Catlett and Perdue were
found and hoisted from the water in the
dark of night. Search and rescue is a dif-
ficult task in the daytime. Add dark to
the equation and it's almost impossible.
About 8 p.m. March 20 Catlett's
boat "turned turtle" and rolled over af-
ter taking a wave over the stern that
filled his vessel with water.
For hours, he and Perdue would
hold on to each other to battle the numb-
ing cold Gulf water.
At 2 a.m., helicopter pilots and
swimmers from U.S. Coast Guard Air
Station Clearwater hoisted them to
safety.
"We knew we were gone, we'd got-
ten so cold," Catlett said. "At one point
I threw my watch away because I got
PLEASE SEE BOATERS, PAGE 5


Leatherback turtle Anna again hits the beach


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Anna's trip home didn't last long. The rare leather-
back turtle that washed up on Anna Maria Island's beach,
beached itself on Indian Rocks Beach over the weekend
about 30 miles from where she was returned to the Gulf.
She first came ashore injured at approximately
49th Street in Holmes Beach March 4, and Turtle
Watch volunteers wrestled her 800-plus pounds into a
van that rushed her to the Clearwater Marine
Aquarium. There, her left front flipper was determined
to be infected and paralyzed from an entangled fishing
line and was amputated.
She seemed to recover well, said Suzi Fox, who holds
the state sea turtle preservation permit for Anna Maria.
The turtle, rarest of all turtles and the first leather-
back ever for Anna Maria, was fed a liquid diet of
crushed seafood, as near as the aquarium could come
to her customary jellyfish.
She regained enough energy to fight the tank where
she was confined, threatening to injure her remaining
healthy front flipper. Aquarium staffers decided that re-


turning her to the Gulf of Mexico earlier than they'd like
was the lesser evil to further injury ashore. The took her
to sea on a barge, winched her into the water and let her
go.
She returned to nearby Indian Rocks Beach, and was
washed up in the surf there Sunday evening, Fox said. She
was returned to the aquarium and the same tank as before.
"We don't know yet what we'll do with her," Fox
said. "There aren't many alternatives. At least she's
still alive and seems no worse than she was. There
doesn't seem to be anything more wrong with her."
Aquarium and Turtle Watch officials and marine
biologists will study Anna further before reaching any
decision.
Meanwhile, Fox said another turtle was found
floating dead on the bayside in Holmes Beach at ap-
proximately 28th Street Sunday, this one a more famil-
iar loggerhead. It was a male 34 inches long and there
is no indication of why it died, said Fox.
Holmes Beach Public Works Department workers
picked up the turtle carcass with a front-end loader and
buried it on city property near the ball field.


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Benefit: Lou Fiorentino Memorial Schol-
arship Fund Party with entertainment, food,
prizes, cash bar at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 4 to 10 p.m.

Saturday April 1
Horseshoe Tourney: Also a Fiorentino
Fund benefit, Anna Maria City Hall, 10 a.m.

Saturday & Sunday April 1-2
Arts & Crafts: Coquina Beach "Tides
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Sunday April 2
Drum Circle: Manatee County Public
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More information inside.


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PAGE 2 0 MARCH 29, 2000 0 THE ISLANDER

Scenic highway

workshop Monday

in Bradenton Beach
A special workshop to inform residents, visitors and
business owners of the plans for designating Gulf Drive
in Bradenton Beach as a scenic highway is planned Mon-
day.
If approved by federal and state officials, the
designation would provide funding source for bike
paths, sidewalks and other streetscape amenities.
The distance for the scenic designation is just under
three miles, from the Bradenton Beach-Holmes
Beach border to the Longboat Bridge.
A group of citizens has been meeting since De-
cember to flesh out just what will be built.
The group has submitted a letter of intent to file
a formal application, with a deadline of this summer
for that official application. Called the "citizens ad-
vocacy group," it is chaired by Bradenton Beach
Vice Mayor John Chappie.
The scenic highway designation will be contingent
upon state officials' determination that Gulf Drive will
represent and promote Florida's "unique histories and
exceptional resources," according to program reports.
A consultant will make a presentation to the at-
tendees. Glating Jackson, an Orlando-based com-
pany, has been retained by the Florida Department
of Transportation to assist in applying for the scenic
highway designation.
The meeting Monday will begin at 6 p.m. in
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive.


Holmes Beach officials sworn in
From left, newly elected Holmes Beach City Commissioners Roger Lutz and Sandy Haas-Martens and Mayor
Carol Whitmore were sworn into office Monday, March 27, by.Manatee County Supervisor of Elections Bob
Sweat. Lutz was elected commission chairman for a second term. Commissioner Rick Bohnenberger was
elected vice chairman. Islander Photo: Pat Copeland
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By Paul Roat
An afternoon at the beach turned ugly Sunday in
Bradenton Beach, prompting police to close Coquina
Beach shortly before sunset.
Two men were arrested and more than 500 people
asked to leave the beach, according to Bradenton Beach
Police Chief Sam Speciale.
"We usually have extra patrols out on holidays and
high-traffic weekends," Speciale said. "We weren't ex-
pecting this type of problem, but our guys were able to
stop any problems before anything got out of hand. The
beach closure was just a precaution to avoid further
trouble."
According to police reports, about 500 people were
at the Anna Maria Sound/east side of Coquina Beach
shortly before 5 p.m. March 26. Police said the crowd
was unruly and, when officers approached, one indi-
vidual appeared to be attempting to "incite numerous
subjects around him to rebel against the police," ac-
cording to a report by Officer Tom Ferrera.
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and was arrested on disorderly conduct charges.
About 25 officers from Bradenton Beach,
Longboat Key and the Manatee County Sheriffs Of-
fice responded to the call to close the beach for the
evening.
Another man, Randy Dewayne Thomas, 22, of
Sarasota, was arrested a short time later on reckless
driving charges after being observed driving north-
bound between the 1100 and 800 blocks of Gulf Drive
South.
According to Bradenton Beach Officer Jess Gill,
Thomas was driving at a high rate of speed when he ap-
parently lost control of his vehicle and struck two
power poles near Eighth Street South at Cortez Beach.
City and county officials met Monday to discuss
the incident and attempt to work out details to avoid
future problems at the beach. Special said he hoped to
have county officials better inform people of what is
and is not permitted at the beach when any of the pa-
vilions are rented.


Altercation causes closure


of bayside Coquina Beach


Anna Maria fills city clerk, attorney vacancies


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
The search is over.
Alice Baird was appointed Anna Maria's city
clerk/treasurer by Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh with
unanimous commission approval March 23.
Baird was chosen among 17 candidates, one of two
who are certified municipal clerks. Baird was clerk for
Bradenton Beach for 14 years until May 1999.
There was none of last year's hoopla after former
City Clerk Peg Nelson resigned: Refusal by the former
mayor to relinquish copies of resumes to the press re-
sulting in a violation of the Sunshine Law; an attempt
by the former city commission to appoint the deputy


city clerk despite the mayor appointing a different ap-
plicant and failing to carry the approval of the commis-
sion; and finally the mayor's appointment and commis-
sioners' narrow acceptance of the city's former build-
ing department clerk, Laura Vogel.
None of the commissioners asked to be a part of the
interview process as they did last year. There wasn't a
city committee to review resumes, but Deffenbaugh did
ask Longboat Key town clerk Pat Arends to assist him
with narrowing the field of applicants.
Vogel resigned her post as city clerk Feb. 22 after
spending nine months in the position. She earned
$30,285 annually. She was not certified as a municipal
city clerk, but did attend training.


Deffenbaugh said Baird will begin working in two
weeks and earn $35,000 annually. He said she was earn-
ing $41,000 at her former position in Bradenton Beach.
The commission also unanimously approved the
mayor's selection for a new law firm to represent the
city. Deffenbaugh appointed the law firm of Dye,
Deitrich, Prather, Petruff & St. Paul, P.I., which also
represents the other two Island cities. Attorney Jim Dye
will represent Anna Maria. The law firm was selected
from three that expressed an interest.
City Attorney Bob Hendrickson informed
Deffenbaugh Feb. 18 that his firm no longer wished to
represent the city. He will continue with the city until
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Meetings

Anna Maria City
None scheduled.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
778-0781.

Bradenton Beach
March 31, 8:30 a.m., Commission and department head
work session.
April 3, 6 to 8 p.m., Public forum on scenic highway
designation.
April 6, 7 p.m., Commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
March 30, 3 p.m., City anniversary committee meeting.
April 4, 7 p.m., Commission special work session on
right-of-way ordinance.
April 5, 7 p.m., Parks and Beautification Advisory
Board.
April 6, 10 a.m., Stormwater Study Group meeting.
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PAGE 4 E MARCH 29, 2000 E THE ISLANDER

Anna Maria's city pier lures entrepreneurs


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
The City of Anna Maria is fishing for a new ten-
ant for its city pier without the proper bait.
Four enterprises, three of them local, have made
proposals to date. At a commission meeting March
23, Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh said proposals from
business persons to rent the city pier restaurant and
bait shop will be accepted and welcome for consid-
eration, though the city hasn't formally gone out to
bid for a lease.
The pier's future has drawn the ire of some resi-
dents, who feel special consideration is being given
to the proposals submitted, and who also feel the city
is acting unfairly by not advertising properly for
bids.'
City officials haven't set the hook yet, but it
seems the big catch right now is Mario Schoenfelder,
owner of Rod & Reel pier and motel, who recently
made an offer to repair the city pier, restaurant and
bait shop at his expense in exchange for a 10-year
lease. He also proposed to pay $5,000 per month for
rent.
After hearing Deffenbaugh say the city is plan-
ning to go out to bid, Commissioner Doug Wolfe
said he's "in a bit of a quandary" because he doesn't
expect the city to get a better proposal.
Ralph Russell, owner of Rotten Ralph's restau-
rant on South Bay Boulevard, who put in a proposal
to take over the restaurant following the departure of
the former tenant, said, "I find it a little hard to be-


lieve that were talking about this [Schoenfelder's]
offer as conclusive."
"Rest assured, you will not be cast aside. We
have no intention of leaving anyone out of the pro-
cess," Deffenbaugh told Russell.
The mayor invites anyone with an interest in the
city pier to be present at the next work session April
13 when the subject will be discussed more thor-
oughly.
Saying he would "gladly match" Schoenfelder's
offer, Russell told the commission he thinks it would
be more feasible for the city to pay the initial costs
of repairing the pier and ask for more money in rent.
Commissioner Tom Skoloda said Shoenfelder's
proposal, in which he states he will perform the
"necessary repairs," is vague.
Deffenbaugh said he plans a meeting with
Schoenfelder to hear his ideas and to allow him to
explain his intentions. He told Russell he was wel-
come to attend the meeting.
Some residents aren't as concerned with who
will rent the pier so much as the nuts and bolts of the
lease.
Bob Holland said he understands the commis-
sioners have "big fish to fry," but he wants to know
where each stands on allowing outdoor seating. He
said the last tenant was in violation of the lease and
he doesn't want to see the new tenant take up the
center section of the historic fishing pier for dining.
Deffenbaugh said it's an issue which needs to be
negotiated.


Wolfe assured Holland that old business
wouldn't be new business. He said, "The Seay
Brothers [former tenants] breached the contract no
less than five times. First with music, then by plac-
ing tables and chairs outside without the city's per-
mission, changing the lessor, not repairing the pier
and so on. This commission will see to it I prom-
ise you that there shall be very strict guidelines
and severe restrictions on what the new lessor will
and will not be able to do."
Georgia Van Cleave said she hopes the city will
include a percentage figure in addition to a base rent.
"We got short changed the last time," she said.
During lease negotiations last year, former Com-
missioner Robert McElheny came up with a figure
of $5,000 per month or 6 percent of gross sales,
whichever was higher, as rent for the new lease.
The former tenants were paying $2,375 per
month at the expiration of the 12-year lease, Sept.
31, 1999.
Planning and Zoning Board member Ellen
Trudelle reminded Deffenbaugh that there was a pro-
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which allowed for outside dining.
Deffenbaugh said the commission would draft a
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He added that he would schedule a workshop
where residents and commissioners could discuss
the pier lease and what the future of the structure
would be.
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Commission

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stormwater utility fee
By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Establishing a stormwater utility fee is the best
option for generating funds for capital improve-
ments, Holmes Beach Commissioner Rich
Bohnenberger told commissioners recently
"The comprehensive plan requires that we have
a dedicated funding source for our capital improve-
ment plan," Bohnenberger said. "I am asking the
commission for direction on funding our stormwater
master plan. It is important that we act now."
A stormwater utility fee will generate revenue
over a specific time frame and is applied to all prop-
erties with no exemptions, Bohnenberger said. The
fee is based on the property's contribution to the
stormwater system.
The most frequently utilized rating system is the
equivalent residence unit system or ERU. The ERU
represents the average improved residential lot with
a 30 percent impervious surface. Improved non-resi-
dential property would be charged based on how
many ERUs would fit into the property.
Bohnenberger said the advantages of this sys-
tem are:
The fee is assessed on all improved property
and does not increase.
All residential property is charge at the same
rate regardless of value.
The revenue is dedicated and cannot be used
for any other purpose.
The fee will be low.
"Our past practice was to rely on the general
revenue." Bohnenberger noted. "That fosters a hit or
miss attitude with our infrastructure. The fair thing
about the utility fee is that it's a tax but it's equally
applied."
Commissioners agreed to pursue
Bohnenberger's suggestion.


Boaters saved off Island
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
tired of looking at what time I was going to die. I threw
my money away, too, because I figured I'd never spend
it. I don't care about the money. I'm mad about throw-
ing a perfectly good watch away, though.
"The Coast Guard saved our lives. They deserve
the credit. Them and the EPIRB."
An EPIRB is something every boat should have.
EPIRB is an acronym for Emergency Position In-
dicating Radio Beacon. It works off satellites and
throws out a position signal as soon as it's turned on or
turned upside down. It's federally required equipment
on all airplanes, whether commercial or private, but
they are not required to be on boats.
Catlett recommends it and so does the Coast
Guard.
H-60 pilot Lt. Commander Patrick Gorman and co-
pilot Lt. Chuck Bell were the first to spot the pair.
Bell said he and Gorman launched about 11:35
p.m., were airborne at midnight, arrived on scene about
12:30 a.m. and spotted the men about 1:10 a.m.
Even with EPIRB the pilots had a difficult time
locating the pair of men.
"Luckily they had their EPIRB and it gave us an
excellent location," Bell said. "We homed in on the sig-
nal, but we couldn't find them at first because the sig-
nal was muffled. We figured it was under water and our
directional finder had a difficult time picking up it. It
took us a little while to find them."
Catlett said he couldn't figure out why the pilots
flew over and past them and then figured that the
EPIRB must have sunk to the ocean floor or was
trapped under the boat.
Lt. Bell said it was a full moon night and the crew
had on night-vision goggles and were using an infra-
red camera. Lt. Commander Gorman continued to
search and decided to climb higher to get a better look.
"He made a turn and there they were," Bell said
from his office at the Clearwater-St. Petersburg Air-
port. "If they hadn't had the EPIRB, we never would
have known they were out there, much less find them.
The right emergency equipment saved them."
Catlett said everything on his boat was new includ-
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"The new engines were just out of the box," Catlett
said. "We had talked the Friday before about getting
boat insurance, but decided to wait until this week. I
don't have a boat, but I'm still alive."
According to Catlett, the trouble began when he
and Perdue were trying to anchor up on a rock. The fish
finder showed the rock was loaded with fish. They
called a friend on a cell phone and told him they would
be spending the night fishing offshore. No one on land
was expecting them for another 24 hours.
Somehow the boat turned around and the anchor
line got fouled in the engine propellers. They were
anchored up backwards with waves crashing over the
stern.
"Things got real bad, real fast," Catlett said. "A
wave came over the stern and the boat flipped over
in 10 seconds. I got the EPIRB out of the cabin
which was knee-deep in water and I pulled the tab.
I got on the radio and got out 'Mayday, mayday,
mayday. We're at ...' and the radio went dead and
the boat turned turtle.
"We were hypothermic and in bad shape when we
saw this bird [helicopter] and he went right over us.
Then we saw two more and they seemed to be trying
to triangulate the EPIRB signal. One of them came
right back at us and went over us again. The prop wash
from their rotor sprayed all over us they were that
close.
"Finally one of them lit up the night with a spot-
light on us. It was the prettiest sight I'd ever seen. I
figured in another hour we would have been dead.
"When they lowered the basket to put me in it, the
swimmer in the water told me to get ready for the ride
of my life. I told him, 'I've already been on the ride of
my life.'"
While floating around waiting to die, Catlett said
he started thinking about the two Cortez fishermen who
died at sea two months ago.
"They found their bodies 50 miles apart," he said.
"I'd tied us together so if we died they'd find both of
us.
"I haven't done many bad things in my life, but I
guarantee you I won't do another bad thing the rest of
my life. I got in a motorcycle accident 20 years ago and
almost died. I.figure every day is a good day for me.
I've been real lucky."






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Opinion


Pier potpourri
Pier talks are ongoing on both ends of Anna Maria
Island and the subject seems to become more convo-
luted with each passing day.
Anna Maria officials are being overwhelmed with
offers from restaurateurs and business operators to take
over everything from the bait shop to renovations.
Bradenton Beach is proceeding with its practice of
preparing a bid outline based on past expenses and rev-
enue collected as it follows set procedures from past
contractual negotiations.
Anna Maria in a nut shell needs procedures.
And Anna Maria's residents need to let their commis-
sioners know what they want for the pier's future.
Both piers were fishing piers for many years before
restaurant operations were initiated. As a natural
growth outlet for a bait shop's snack bar offerings, the
restaurants appear to have evolved as "part of the pack-
age."
As snack bars became grills, grills turned into full
kitchens, counter seating spawned dining rooms and
the demand of patrons seeking to dine overlooking bay
waters increased in proportion to the operators' desire
to increase profits.
Both piers saw an increase in dining space, outdoor
canopies appeared with more tables, and last but not
least, less room became available for fishers.
Anna Maria's previous tenant, John Home, was
negotiating for more dining area outside with a mere
one and a half foot perimeter for fishers before he
ended talks with-the city, packed his property and des-
ecrated the facilities.
Why did he leave such an obviously profitable
operation, we're often asked. The answer's simple
from our vantage point: Liability.
The city was bound to hold him responsible for
repairs eventually. The lease required the tenant to
make all repairs and to do all maintance for the entire
pier.
Our question is, now that he's gone, why isn't the
city pursuing reimbursement for these costs?
And there's a personal injury lawsuit against
Home's operation that the city is joined to because
Home failed to carry the required insurance.
Bradenton Beach can't begin to compare with
Anna Maria's tribulations.
Does Anna Maria really need to continue on the
path of greed? Do residents want to forfeit fishing to
dining? Would the opportunity to relax at sunrise and
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enjoyment that a stroll over the water provides be suf-
ficient?
Is the city obliged to provide a dining facility?
Are the residents obliged to endure traffic prob-
lems, trash and the multitude of repairs the pier's suc-
cess will re-create?
We say, "no."
Can lost restaurant profits be supplemented with
grants and other funding opportunities that would be
sufficient for maintaining a fishing pier?
Perhaps, it's worked pretty well for Bradenton


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Beach so far. Restaurant revenues have offset restau-
rant expenses there mainly expansion. And, there's
been loads of grant funding.
Not to mention that the minimal rental paid to Anna
Maria in the past was never escrowed for repairs any-
way.
There's no reason for Anna Maria to continue to
sell out its pier as a restaurant no matter how many
folks in Manatee County or how many visitors would
like to dine there.
Save the pier(s).


inion


Tour of Homes volunteers earn
heartfelt thanks
The Tour of Homes is always a wonderful commu-
nity event. Under the direction of co-chairs Herta
Bowes and Karen LaPensee, it has become a very suc-
cessful fundraiser for the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center.
The leadership committee worked tirelessly with
all the volunteers to make this year's tour better than
ever. The kind and generous homeowners shared their
beautiful homes. Volunteers used their artistic talents
to create a boutiqueful of treasures.
The youngest members of our community most
often feel the special benefits of these generous dona-
tions of time, talent and treasures. It is our Island youth,
ages 5 to 17, who enjoy one or more of the Center's
special enrichment programs. More than 1,200 children
participate in programs that assist them in learning to
organize and prioritize.
The Tour of Homes committee, homeowners, vol-
unteers and sponsors have a true purpose in life.
Thanks to the committee including, Zita Gavin,
Delores Harrell, Anne, Lynn and John Home, Erin
Kosfeld, Pat Lehnen, Linda Loken, Kathy MacKenzie,
Barbara Mason, Bonnie McElheny, Betsy Nichols, Sue
O'Connor, Sherry Oehler, Joan Pettigrew, Marge Plath,
Marcia Powers, Penny Reinholtz, and Betsy Smith.


Thanks to the homeowners: Edwin Hall, Ernie
Kendler, Bill and Nell Martin, Clyde and Ginny
Dutton, Ted and Linda Davis. Thanks to Sean Murphy
and the Bistro at Island's End, and Bonner Futch and
The Islander.
Pierrette Kelly, Center Executive Director


Thanks from Madden
I would like to thank all the customers and other
friends for coming to the memorial service of my son
Mike Madden. My family and kids are now always at
my side.
I want to thank people like Snooks Adams, whom
I have known for 35 years, and John Shock for his card.
I just got my eyes dry and got John's card a tough
act to follow. Thanks to Sue Reidsema for helping
Patsy at home and Jean and Dee from the public beach,
and of course, Patsy, who was always at my side.
And a special thanks to all the young men and
women at the service, some of whom came to our
home. We sometimes forget, but their compassion and
class are something I will never forget. They helped
make it easier.
And thanks to Mike's friends Beau and Melissa.
Without them I could not have gotten through it.
Thanks to everyone for all the letters and cards.
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Mom was right all along


By Don Maloney
Special to The Islander
"Everything that happens, happens for the best."
I don't know whether my mother made up that
promise, but she always passed it on right after no
matter what size or sort of disaster happened to the
Maloney kids. Five years ago, the first time a doctor
told me that I had cancer, I really missed having her and
her promise around. I realized I needed some of the
"best," and I needed it fast.
The first cancer was a melanoma on my back.
Shortly after that, another melanoma showed up on the
other side of my back. After they were carved out, pros-
tate cancer showed up you know where. Just after that
was quieted down, lymphoma cancer took over my
right cheek. That was followed by a collection of co-
lon polyps and more cancer.
Mom wasn't around for any of that or to reassure
me that it was all happening for the best. But it turned
out that I really didn't need her to be present after all,
because I suddenly remembered her promise and began
looking for some "bests."
And I found it every time.
Such as, right after the first melanoma operation,
the surgeon told me he had removed a section of my
back "about the size of an English muffin." I haven't
been able to even consider enjoying an English muffin
since or the calories and cholesterol that go with it
- along with peanut butter and jelly, of course. Obvi-
ously, there is a lot of "best" in that dietary change.
The lymphoma required both chemotherapy and ra-
diation. The chemo part took away all my hair for a few
months and my beard. Not only did Medicare pay for
the treatments, but I saved a small fortune in shampoo and
razors, blades and shaving cream and after-shave lotion.
Plus at least five or six $8 trips to the barber.
"How's that, Mom," I thought, for an even better
"best"?
Even better than that was that the radiation on my
cheeks burned through my mouth and killed any chance
of tasting anything for weeks. With no taste, interest in
food goes away, which reminded me of the first time I
tasted grits in the Army. Since those grits didn't have any


Don Maloney is a Holmes Beach resident and city
commissioner.
taste when my taste was OK, it turned out to be the per-
fect meal when it wasn't. Twenty pounds left my abs,
thanks to those grits. More "best" for sure.
I had often wondered how doctors would deal with
very weird replies from patients when they ask us the
usual: "How do you feel?" question. The prostate can-
cer treatments gave me an opportunity to find out.
On a regular basis following each radiation treat-
ment (a series of daily X-ray jolts for eight weeks)
came those "How do you feels?" I was convinced
they'd done such things to many patients before me and
they knew how I felt. So, rather than give them the
same answers they got from those other patients, I de-
cided to try out some answers I was sure they'd never
heard before.
Answers like: "I noticed that my urine now takes
the gloss off the porcelain in our home toilet." Or "My
wife has a tough time sleeping because of how brightly
the radiation makes me glow in the dark." Or "Nice
thing about all your radiation, Doc, is that I don't need
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at my age we probably won't have any more kids."
That was a big "best" indeed but not nearly as
big a "best" as it was having a 20-some-year-old blonde
nurse telling me every morning for eight weeks to take
off my pants and lie down.
Another prostate radiation "best" was that it caused
me go have to get up three or four times a night to dull
that porcelain bowl. The "best" there was that without
nightly trips to the bathroom I wouldn't be getting any
exercise at all.
To see if my unique approach with the chemo doc-
tor was as enjoyable as it had been with the radiation
doctor, I asked why he put a valve in the right side of
my chest to get my body to accept the treatment chemi-
cals easier than if they'd put a needle in a new part of
my arm each time. And why they called that valve a
"port" when they put it in my starboard side. I could tell
from his reaction he wasn't a sailor.
By the way, I came up with an idea that might
change all doctors. You know how they have their of-
fices call you the day before your appointment to re-
mind you about it? Well, during all my treatments I
never missed an on-time show-up, but I noticed the
doctor was always late. So now, the day before any
appointment I call the doctor to remind him I'm com-
ing and when.
Checking on my newest cancer, in the colon, in-
volves a video camera being inserted you-know-where
to see how things are going, or, hopefully, not going.
I get to see it all on the TV screen as it happens. No-
body I know knows, or has seen, anywhere near as
much about that end of their body as I have. That's
another "best" for sure.
And speaking of information, because of all the
other tests going on these days, I even know what my
white blood cell count is. Who else do you know with
personal data like that?
I really wish my Mom was still here to see all that
has happened for the "best," after what first seemed
indeed to be the worst to happen.
Just that I'm still around to tell this story proves
that she knew what she was talking about. It's helped
me move my big "C" closer to an "A-plus."


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Anna Maria alcohol ordinance finalized


Anna Maria City commissioners unanimously
approved a relaxation of the city's land-use laws to
permit the sale of beer and wine in restaurants in the
city.
The controversial ordinance comes on the heels
of a voter mandate in February where more than 70
percent of the electors said they wanted restaurants
to be allowed to sell beer and wine with meals. Af-
fected restaurants are the Waterfront and Sign of the
Mermaid.
One modification of the law, which went into ef-
fect Thursday night, March 23, tightens the require-
ment for the "with meals" provision. Denied is any area
of an establishment having an area "whose primary
purpose is to serve beer and wine" in other words,


no bars will be allowed.
At least one restaurateur couldn't wait for the or-
dinance to be passed before applying for a city permit
for beer and wine sales.
Steve Barnes, co-owner of the Waterfront Restau-
rant, asked for special consideration to accelerate his
adult beverage sales.
"Everyone knows where I am," he said. "I have
appointments with state beverage officials Monday. If
I can't have your approval tonight, I'll have to wait
until May for another appointment. I suggest you dis-
cuss and approve it tonight, and I'll fill out the form
Friday."
City Attorney Bob Hendrickson said the city com-
mission should defer the request.


"I cannot see a legal way to approve an applica-
tion without an application being presented to the
commission," Hendrickson said. He said the process
calls for the city commission to approve or deny any
alcohol sales application, and for that action to take
place a meeting is required with advance notice that
the item is on the agenda, allowing public comment.
"I have difficulty believing this," Barnes said.
"The people voted and I ask for your understanding.
Everything I did was geared to having this pass to-
night. Please, please, please this tourist season is
ending!"
Barnes asked residents to come to his aid. "Since
PLEASE SEE ALCOHOL, NEXT PAGE


Holmes Beach to hold special session on right of way ordinance


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Heeding requests from GTE and other franchise
holders, the Holmes Beach City Commission will hold
a special work session on the city's proposed right of
way ordinance Tuesday, April 4, at 7 p.m.
The ordinance has been in the works since 1998
due to concerns about unpermitted landscaping and
commercial signs in the city's rights of way. Last year
those concerns expanded to include the placement of
large equipment by the city's franchise holders.
The equipment issue surfaced when Time Warner
began installing six-foot-tall computer cabinets to ac-
commodate its new fiber optics technology. City com-
missioners realized they had no zoning regulations to
govern the placement of such equipment.
"The ordinance is lengthy but a lot goes on in the
right of way and there are a lot of users such as pedes-
trians and bicyclists, vehicles, franchise holders and
utility companies," City Attorney Jim Dye explained.
Dye said he used Manatee County's ordinance as
a model but there are items specific to the city that
commissioners must rule on. These include:
Landscaping The ordinance grants a general


permit for some landscaping but requires the property
owner to give the city a plan and acknowledge the
city's rights in the right of way.
"The utility companies have raised an issue that the
right of way should not contain plantings that will in-
terfere with the utility facilities placed in the right of
way," Dye said.
Grandfathering Utility companies have raised
the issue of whether their existing facilities would need
to meet regulations in the new ordinance.
Exemptions Utility companies have requested
an exemption from permitting for the "one guy up a
pole" situation.
"The companies believe that routine responses
for service or maintenance involving a small amount
of equipment, no disruption of traffic flow and no
digging does should not require a permit," Dye ex-
plained.
Large equipment boxes The placement of this
equipment has raised aesthetic and placement con-
cerns.
"Regulating the equipment can be expensive for
the utility companies if the regulations do not allow
their existing inventory," Dye noted. "This expense


may be passed on to the customers. Requiring permits
will involve staff time and may create circumstances
where the location of an equipment box ends up in a
hearing before the commission."
Newspaper vending racks This issue arose
recently when members of the city's beautification
board requested that the racks be moved off traffic is-
lands slated for beautification.
"Distribution of news has a high level of first
amendment protection from government regulation,"
Dye said. "It is possible for the city to regulate racks
but regulations have to be finely tailored to the con-
cerns identified by the city.
"Aesthetics and safety are valid concerns but the
regulations must be narrowly crafted to address the
concerns while leaving the newspapers, including com-
mercial tabloids and shoppers, with outlets for their
product."
Commercial signage Currently, this is not per-
mitted in the rights of way.
"You need to hear from industry representatives, so
they can bring their concerns to you," Dye said. "They
need to get policy decisions from the commission on
some of these things."


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The merging Anna Maria and Westsidefire districts now have two new 27-foot Pierce fire trucks.


Two new fire trucks put into service


Two new 27-foot fire trucks were delivered to
the West Manatee Fire District recently. Each truck
sports a rescue-style aluminum body; a four-man,
fully enclosed cab and a 1,250-gallon-per-minute
pumping system.
Both trucks, built by the Pierce Manufacturing
Company, include the latest in technology the
compressed-air foam system or CAFS. The CAFS
exte ids a 500-gallon tank of water to 5,000 gallons
of foam.
"It's the 'hottest' technology in firefighting," Fire
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every aspect of firefighting."
Price said the foam makes water wetter, absorbs
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makes the hose line lighter. In addition, foam is
available in 30 seconds versus a two-and-a-half-
minute wait for water.
"This will enable us to better protect our
firefighters by increasing the amount of product we can
put on a fire," Price said. "We can use a smaller hose
and have greater capability. This is especially impor-
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Alcohol law finalized
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 8
the majority of you voted for this, please stand up and
tell these people they have to do something to be more
helpful. They're not being helpful."
Barnes said to the commission, "You said you
were trying and I've tried to be patient."
"I understand your frustration. I think we have
been very, very, very expedient on this thing,"
Deffenbaugh said. "I think you got more expediency in
the last month from this commission than you got from
any commission .... The law says we must wait a cer-
tain period of time and we can not circumvent the law
for you or anybody else."
Citizen reaction to Barnes request was mixed.
"I believe the city and commission has bent over
backward on this," resident Maynard Pinkham said.
"Why should you get pushed just because one person
insists? If he has to wait two weeks or a month well,
it's been 12 years in the making."
"I believe you need to do as much as you can for
our commercial people," resident Shirley McNulty
said. "They've had a raw deal in the past."
Commissioners also agreed to a $500 annual appli-
cation fee for beer and wine sales. Permit holders who
sell their restaurant will be able to transfer the permit
to a new owner providing they give the city written
notice. The special use permit is not transferable to
another location.
City land-use codes previously prohibited the sale
of alcoholic beverages to areas less than than 2,500 feet
from one another or a church. The new law drops that
distance requirement as long as at least 60 percent of
the restaurant's gross revenue is derived from food or
non-alcoholic sales.
Separate records have to be maintained for the sale
of beer and wine, and for food and non-alcoholic bev-
erages. The ordinance does not specify a time frame for
an audit. It states the city has the right to periodically
inspect the records, which should be made available on
a bi-monthly basis.
The city's code enforcement board can revoke or
suspend a permit if the ordinance's criteria is no longer
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The second annual Coquina Tides Arts and Crafts
Show will take place at Coquina Beach Park in south
Bradenton Beach on Saturday and Sunday, April 1 and
2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.
The event will feature artists and crafters from 26
states. Some of the featured local art will include folk
art paintings by Jan and Charlie Munro, clothing by
Tim Bailey and mixed-media works of local landmarks
and times past by Sarasota artist Richard Capes.
There will also be jewelry, photography and qual-
ity crafts.
A portion of the show proceeds will benefit the
Child Protection Center. The mission of the center is to
prevent child abuse and to protect and treat children
and families affected by child abuse.
Admission and parking are free. For more informa-
tion, call 927-0692.

Writers group will meet
at library Monday
The Gulf Coast Writers will meet at 10:15 a.m.
Monday, April 3, at the Island Branch Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Authors Paul Adams and Dick Hennessey will dis-
cuss their books, recently published and now on sale.
Details may be obtained at 761-9036.

'Snowbird' food sought
for Island's needy
Food that departing "snowbirds" leave behind
when they return north for the summer can feed the
Island's needy under an AID program being set up.
All Islands Denominations, the clearinghouse or-
ganization of all seven churches on Anna Maria Island,
will be happy to see that it gets to hungry stomachs,
said AID President Bob Maylan.
Departing winter residents and visitors often just
abandon such items, he noted, for want of a way to
dispose of them. He and other volunteers will take
care of that.
Non-perishable foods such as canned goods, boxed
items, and bulk foodstuffs will be distributed among
the Island's needy, Maylan said.
Two member churches of AID will receive the
foodstuff any day and take them to a central food bank
warehouse for Island use in programs for the poor.
The foods should be taken to the offices of Gloria
Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, or Roser Memorial Community Church, 519
Pine Ave., Anna Maria City.

Student exhibit opening
at Longboat art center
The traditional season finale, a student exhibit, will
open with a public reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday,
March 31, at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts,
6890 Longboat Drive.
Open through April 22, the exhibit will include
center students' paintings, pottery, fabric art, sculp-
ture, photography and stained glass. An added fea-
ture will be a display of works by students in the
center's youth art program.
Judging the student exhibit will be Shirley Rush
Dean, painting, and Russ Gustafson-Hilton, three-di-
mensional work. Gallery hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30
p.m. weekdays, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Details
may be obtained at 383-2345.

Guild artists exhibiting works
at Island library
Artworks by members of the Artists Guild of
Anna Maria Island will be on display throughout
April at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
The exhibit will include oil paintings, watercolors,
pastels and prints of historic Florida landmarks.
Founded 11 years ago by a number of local artists,
the guild now has 140 members. Up to 75 members
display works at the guild's gallery, 5414 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
Details may be obtained at 778-6260, 778-2424 or
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ArtAlive funky
Monty McMullan, left, president of the Art League of
Manatee County, and volunteers Amanda Del
Castillo and daughter Jordan, 4, help put a base
coat on some "funky" sculptures that will get layers
of "stuff" applied at the ArtAlive/Kids Art on the
downtown Bradenton waterfront from noon to 5 p.m.
Saturday, April 1. It is part of the Florida Heritage
Festival.

Season's final concert
at Longboat art center
The Longboat Key Center for the Arts season's
final public jazz concert and lecture will be presented
at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, at the center; 6860
Longboat Drive.
Featured will be music by Irving Berlin, Jerome
Kern, Rogers & Hart and other composers, performed
by Al Hixon on drums, Mark Neuenschwander on bass,
Rodney Rojas on saxophone, Paul Mastriani on piano,
and Lillette Jenkins-Wisner as vocalist. Further infor-
mation is available at 383-2345.

Drumming Circle at
public beach Sunday evening
The Drumming Circle of Anna Maria Island will have
its weekly informal get-together starting about 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 2, at the Manatee County Public Beach at
the Gulf end of Manatee Avenue, Holmes Beach.
The circle meets "just beyond the volleyball nets
near the water," said organizer Joan Voyles, but if the
weather is cool the group will cluster under the Austra-
lian pine nearest the parking lot.
Drummers and spectators should bring beach chairs
or blankets, she said, and anything that will produce per-
cussion music. Details may be obtained at 778-1788.

Chamber fashions Tuesday,
dance Wednesday night
The spring fashion show of the Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce will take place at a luncheon
Tuesday, April 4, at the Beach House Restaurant, 200
Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach.
Fashions from AMI West, Sun and Surf Beach
Shop, M. Kesten for Men and Kesten's South Porch
will be featured.
A light luncheon buffet will be served along with
tea and coffee for $10 per person. There will be a cash
bar. Reservations may be made and further information
received at 778-1541.
The following night, Wednesday, April 5, there
will be a chamber dance at the American Legion Hall,
2000 75th St. W., Bradenton. Music will be by the
Tony Zollo Big Band.
Tickets are $15 at the chamber office, 5337 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach, or $20 at the dance's door.
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benefit April 1 from 4 to 10 p.m. at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Islander Photo: Pat Copeland

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third annual benefit for the Lou Fiorentino Memorial
Scholarship Fund April 1 from 4 to 10 p.m. The event
will be held at the Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
ter, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
The benefit will be an "Island party at its best,"
with entertainment also provided by Connie and Scott,
Reid Frost and Brian Beebe. There will be food and a
cash bar, raffle prizes and a silent auction.
One of the highlights of the silent auction will be
a 1961 Milwaukee Braves baseball, autographed by
Hall of Famers Warren Spahn, Hank Aaron, Red
Schoendist and Eddie Matthews, valued at $500. An-
other highlight will be a gourmet dinner for four pre-
pared in your home by Chef Joe Evans of Euphemia
Haye restaurant, a $200 value.
Other auction items include fishing trips with Is-
land guides, accommodations at Island motels and din-
ners at the Island's best restaurants. Raffle items in-
clude goods, services and gift certificates donated by
Island businesses.
The donation of $5 is requested, with children un-
der 16 admitted free. A special commemorative T-shirt

Artists Guild will hear of
Women's Resource Center
Mona Upp, Island resident who is director of the
Women's Resource Center in Bradenton, will address
the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island at a meeting
starting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 3.
She will outline the mission and activities of the
center at the guild's public meeting at the Church of the
Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Fur-
ther information is available at 778-1788.

Wild bird rescue class Saturday
A training class in wild bird rescue techniques and
requirements will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday,
April 1, at the Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary on City
Island, just off the south ramp of the New Pass Bridge.
The class is free and no registration is required. Further
information may be obtained at 388-4444.

Oops
Lawn watering is permitted Tuesday and Saturday
for addresses ending in an even number or the letters
A through M. Wednesday and Sunday watering is per-
mitted for addresses ending in an odd number or the
letters N through Z. Remember that all lawn watering
is prohibited between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
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will be for sale. Raffle tick-
ets are $1 each. Food will
include a BBQ chicken
dinner for $5 and a hot dog
plate for $2.50.
The scholarship fund is
a memorial to Fiorentino, a .
long-time Island Little
League coach and umpire
and Island bartender. After
Fiorentino died suddenly in Fiorentino
February 1998 friends orga-
nized a benefit to raise scholarship funding.
A portion of the proceeds from the 1998 and
1999 benefits was used to send 32 Island youths,
fourth through eighth graders, to summer residential
camps, including sports, science, music and religious
camps. The proceeds are deposited in a special ac-
count at the Center for future scholarships.
The event is co-sponsored by the Anna Maria Is-
land Privateers, an Island social and service organi-
zation that raises money for youth scholarships and
programs.

Demonstrations Saturday
at Island Gallery West
Two art demonstrations are scheduled Satur-
day, April 1, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Island
Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Caroline Whitmore and Shirley Rush-Dean
will demonstrate watercolor painting at the artists
cooperative, and will answer questions from
viewers. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon-
day through Saturday. Further information may be
obtained at 778-6648.

Sharks in Monday night spotlight
at Mote Marine Laboratory
"Field Freaks and Lab Geeks" will be discussed by
two shark scientists in the Monday Night at Mote series
at 7 p.m. April 3 at Mote Marine Laboratory on City
Island, off the south ramp of the New Pass Bridge.
Subtitled "Two Versions of Shark Research at
Mote Laboratory," the presentations will be by Dr.
Michelle Heupel and Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, post-doc-
toral scientists at Mote's Center for Shark Research.
The Monday Nights at Mote are free to Mote
members and one guest, $5 for non-members. The
aquarium doors will open at 6 p.m. for those attend-
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Obituaries


Nina Lucy Bonser
Nina Lucy Bonser, 90, of Bradenton, died March
21 in Blake Medical Center.
Born in Philadelphia, Mrs. Bonser came to
Manatee County from State College, Pa., in 1981.
She was a homemaker. She was a member of PEO
Sisterhood, Chapter CC, of Bradenton. She was a
member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.
Services were March 27 at Gloria Dei Lutheran
Church. Burial was a Fogartyville Cemetery. Memo-
rial contributions may be made to Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 6608 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34218. Shannon Funeral
Home was in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by sons Rev. John C. Bonser of
Bradenton and Dr. Curtis H. Bonser of Manhattan,
Kan.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchil-
dren.


Ruth M. Schoger Campbell
Ruth M. Schoger Campbell, 73, of Oneco, died
March 26 in Manatee Memorial Hospital.
Born in Cleveland, Mrs. Campbell came to Mana-
tee County in 1987. She was a portrait artist and co-
owner of Starving Artist Art Gallery in Bradenton
Beach.
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tor, Ohio, and Barbara Gish of Burton, S.C.; sons Les
Thomas of Columbus, Ga., Ralph Thomas of Mentor,
and Paul Thomas of Cleveland; brother Dan Schoger
of Strongsville, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; and five great-
grandchildren.


Geraldine I. Holmes
Geraldine I. Kettner Holmes, 85, of Holmes Beach,
died March 19 in Blake Medical Center.
Born in Ada, Mich., Mrs. Holmes came to Holmes
Beach from Grand Rapids, Mich., in 1985. She was a
nurse.
There were no services. Inurnment will be in Grand
Rapids.
She is survived by husband Suel; daughters Joan
Noorman of Longboat Key and Suzanne Strain of
Sarasota; son Ernest Kettner of Baltimore and
Michael Kettner of Seattle; stepsons Craig Holmes
of Suttons Bay, Mich., and Brian Holmes of
Brighton, Mich.; stepdaughter Julie Snyder of
Holmes Beach; six grandchildren; and three great-
grandchildren.

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Born in Independence, Kan., he came to Mana-
tee County from Adelphi, Md., in 1982. He served
in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was busi-
ness manager at John Hopkins School of Advanced
International Studies in Washington, D.C.
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He is survived by wife Elizabeth; daughter K.
Michele of Mount Horeb, Wis.; son Curtis A. of
Adelphi; and four grandchildren.

Charles R. Walsh
Charles R. Walsh, 90, of Holmes Beach and
Wilmington, Vt., died March 26 at home.
Born in West Springfield, Mass., Dr. Walsh
came to Manatee County from Wilmington in 1990.
He was a retired obstetrician and gynecologist in
Essex County, N.J. He was past president of
Livingston Kiwanis club, Livingston, N.J., and a
member of Essex Country Club, West Orange, N.J.
Services will be in New Jersey at a later date.
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Upper Montclair, N.J. Brown and Sons Funeral
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Parking, permit issues plague Anna Maria plaza


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
A stop work order was issued to Bayview Plaza
owner Jim Toomey March 21 for the build-out of his
ice cream shop Anna Maria Creamery without
the required permit.
The dust has settled now, but it was in fact the con-
crete dust coming from building 2A in the plaza's main
building at 101 South Bay Blvd., that raised Anna
Maria Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh's suspicions two




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weeks ago.
He said he checked with Building Official Phil
Charnock to see if a permit had been issued and was
told the contractor, Ted Sparling of TBS Constructors
Inc., had not submitted the proper paperwork.
City zoning requirements mandate more parking
spaces be allotted for restaurants than for retail shops.
Since Bay Plaza was approved for retail/office use,
Toomey is maxed out with parking spaces at the plaza
with 44 parking spaces, according to the site plan sub-
mitted last year.
Despite rumors of a restaurant, plans for a restau-
rant were not included in the site plan or more parking
spaces would have been required pre-construction.
Toomey later purchased the commercially zoned
lots across from the plaza at 101 North Bay Blvd. to
accommodate parking for the restaurant, according to
Charnock.


'Writing to Be Read' classes
scheduled at Center
A four-class schedule of "Writing to Be Read" is
being offered at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City. The ses-
sions will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, April 7, and April
14 and 28, and noon to 1 p.m. April 21.
Instructor will be Diana Milesko, former high
school and college teacher and a published writer/pho-
tographer. She said students should come with paper,
pencil and "a willingness to share short excerpts with
others for gentle feedback."
The fee is $24 for Center members, $27 for non-
members. For registration and details, call 778-1908.


Tai chi classes begin
8-week schedule
Classes in tai chi, Chinese mental and physical dis-
cipline, an eight-week program, will begin Thursday,
April 6, from 10:30 a.m. until noon at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria City.
Instructor Karen Fain said the exercise program is
open to all ages at $60 for the two-month series and $35
for one month. Details are available at 778-1908.


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The first clue a restaurant might be planned at the
plaza was when Charnock discovered a grease trap on
the premises while doing a plumbing inspection late
last year. Charnock said the contractor didn't apply for
a permit to install the grease trap, but he was directed
by the former mayor to allow it to stay.
Charnock said he couldn't issue a building permit
for a restaurant at the plaza without a copy of the park-
ing lot plan per city ordinance. He said Toomey had
to show proof of ample parking.
At the request of the mayor, Charnock said he
went to the work site and.peered.into the window.
He said he saw a jack hammer, drainage and venting
devices and copper water piping. He also said a wall
was built.
After red lining the job, Charnock said he notified
Sparling and the plumber, Danny Via of Danny Via
Plumbing, that a stop work order had been issued.
Deffenbaugh said Toomey's attorney, David
Wilcox, was "huffin' and puffin'" when he and the
contractor met with him at city hall Monday, March 27.
The purpose of the meeting was to wrap things up,
he said.
The mayor said there is some animosity because he
wouldn't issue a permit to the contractor while
Charnock was away on vacation.
"Toomey asked me to go over Charnock's head
and issue him a permit for the build-out of his restau-
rant," Deffenbaugh said. "I don't have the authority to
do that."
Deffenbaugh said the contractor was asked to fur-
nish the required paperwork and didn't. "They didn't
want to do things the proper way. They let it drag out.
Phil did exactly what he was supposed to do and I feel
comfortable with how the situation was handled," he
said.
Following Monday's meeting, a building permit
was issued to AMI Holdings Inc. Deffenbaugh said the
city received from the contractor copies of the parking
lot plan and other paperwork. The contractor was
charged a $200 fine in addition to a $377 permit fee.
Charnock said the lot on North Bay Boulevard is
zoned for parking use only. Eight additional spaces
were required for the restaurant according to a
calculation based on two employees and seating for
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Census workers sought on Island


People willing to help the federal government
count their fellow citizens in the 2000 Census are be-
ing sought on Anna Maria Island.
The jobs pay $10 per hour for census takers and
$11.50 for crew leaders. They will be given names
and addresses of persons who have not responded to
the Census Bureau's massive mailing of forms.
Workers also will get 32.5 cents per business mile
for auto expenses.
They will be expected to make personal contact
with the "non-responders" and help them complete
the simple forms, said Sam Starrett, in charge of the
census for this part of the world.
His territory includes Manatee County, the
northern part of Sarasota County including the city
of Sarasota, and all the counties' barrier islands
north of Big Pass.
The jobs will begin in April and last four to six
weeks. Applicants should be over 18 years of age
and have at least 20 hours a week available for this


Residents of the City of Anna Maria and
Cortez Village will soon have census takers
knocking at their doors because census forms are
not sent to post office boxes.
Areas which do not receive home mail deliv-
ery will be canvassed door to door by census
workers.
Census forms were also not mailed to boxes at
condominiums.
If you feel left out, or urged to fill out the
form before the knock comes at your door, blank
census forms and accompanying postage-paid en-


part-time work, mostly evenings and weekends.
Veterans preference applies.
They may apply at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, and testing and


velopes, an innovation of this year's census, are
available at the Island Branch Library until April
11.
Census bureau officials urge winter residents
who live elsewhere for more than six months not
to complete the form mailed to their Florida ad-
dress.
They should either pick up a blank form or
wait until they return north for a census taker to
visit. Census forms are not forwarded.
Census workers are expected to begin can-
vassing on April 7.


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No foolin', wanna save time?
I don't kno%% if \ou sa\e an\ time or 2get un\ more
daylight than you would d if you left the clock a, is, but this
is your official reminder that Sunday, April 2, is the much-
heralded day to "spring forward."
And just one day after the Day of Fools, April 1,
which may seem to morning people a cruel joke.
While first light usually constitutes the perfect alarm,
all of sudden, after the time change, morning types will be
an hour late.
With Daylight Saving Time, the clocks are set one
hour ahead so that both sunrise and sunset occur at a later
hour, producing an additional period of daylight in the
evening.
Clocks are set ahead one hour in the spring and set
back to standard time in the fall.
The idea of daylight saving was first advocated seri-
ously by a British builder, William Willet, in a pamphlet
"Waste of Daylight," 1907.
Is that British humor, or lack of same?
Farmer's reason: "We need extra time to work the
fields."
I don't know about extra time, but another hour of
daylight after school meant farmers had another hour to
put kids to work.
Why the heck can't they just get up earlier?
At one point they actually gave it up in Illinois. But
parents complained that kids were marching off to school
in the dark in the early fall, so they re-adopted Daylight
Savings.
Ho. Hum.
Speaking from experience, we know working, single
parents could appreciate a school day that resembles the
average work schedule. You know more like 9 to 5, 8
to 5. At least something that coincides with day care
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is just that. A dilemma.
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Farmers registered strong opposition, but because
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Then came the Uniform Time Act, enacted by Con-
gress in 1966, which established a system of uniform
(within each time zone) daylight saving time throughout
the U.S., exempting only those states in which the legis-
lature voted to keep standard time.
Are you still with me? Uniform evidently doesn't al-
ways mean "unvaried" when it comes to the government.
Under legislation enacted in 1986, Daylight Saving
Time begins at 2 a.m. on the first Sunday of April and ends
at 2 a.m. on the last Sunday of October.
The Anna Maria Fire District recommends changing
not only your clocks, but essential batteries in household
protection devices i.e. the smoke detector- when you
change to Daylight Saving Time this weekend.
Could you remember whether to set the clocks for-
ward or backwards, spring or fall, ahead or behind, if you
didn't have a saying like "spring forward, fall back?"
Change Your Clock/Change Your Battery was
launched to reduce fire losses in homes with smoke alarms
which failed because batteries were dead.
The International Association of Fire Chiefs teamed
up with the Energizer bunny folks to remind homeowners
to change batteries once a year.
Look for the bunny when you drive by the Holmes
Beach fire station and change your clock, change your
battery ... so you too can just keep going and going and
going and going ...


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Blvd., Anna Maria; Geraldson's Farm Store, 103
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THE ISLANDER E MARCH 29, 2000 E PAGE 17


Island Players' 'Squabbles' a comedy with heart


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
The Island Players' rendition of "Squabbles" is a
hoot with cutting-edge wit sure to strike home with
anyone who has had relatives move in on them.
It's a present-day, crowded house at the Sloans of
Stamford, Conn., and the quick one-liners from the
players keep "Squabbles" moving along at a torrid
pace. The cheery, well-lit living room where all the
action takes place is a contrast to the brow-beating the
actors send each other's way.
At times when you're watching the Island Players'
production of "Squabbles" it's as if your family is right
in front of you.
Gabe Simches as Abe Dreyfus puts on a sterling
performance as the cranky father-in-law who tries to
outwit his cranky opponent.
Mother-in-law Mildred Sloan played by Phyllis
Elfenbein, who is equally sterling in her role, isn't
afraid of Abe or his intimidation.
Both fighters go toe-to-toe, matching blow for
blow. Instead of clenched fists, wit is their weapon.
While there are plenty of laughs in Squabbles, ten-
der moments even out the arguments in this play by
Marshall Karp.
"It's a comedy with heart," director Geoffrey Todd
said. "It's not a farce with a laugh a minute. These are
characters with feelings for each other."
Yeah. Mostly disdain.
Simches' character Abe makes his point early. In
the first minute, Abe picks an argument with son-in-
law Jerry Sloan about pickles.
For the duration of the play, Abe casts negative
light on everything or disagrees with everyone on just
about any subject. He's a whiner, a complainer, a pes-


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All's well that ends well
Two world-class squabblers are brought together andforced to move back in with their children. Imagine the cat
fights that brings into play in "Squabbles." Pictured are, left to right, Gabe Simches as head squabbler Abe
Dreyfus, Phyllis Elfenbein as head squabblerette Mildred Sloan, Rick Paolillo as Hector Lopez the gardener, Linda
Davis as Abe's daughter and Mark Schelstrate as Mildred's son. Islander Photo: David Futch


simist who thinks there's nothing better than a good
fight. A tussle with a relative is even better.
It's easy to figure out why Abe is the way he is.
"I was a cab driver in New York City for 50 years,"
Abe says. "Arguing was a matter-of survival. If I feel
a little tension, I pick an argument and the tension goes
away.... An argument a day keeps the doctor away."
There's an outside chance that driving a cab in The
City for a half century could skew your view of man-
kind and the world.
But without Daniel Webster, the devil wouldn't
have his due.
Enter Elfenbein as Mildred. Wow. This woman's
glare could stop global warming.
She's not in the apartment two seconds when a
brawl of words between two New Yorkers shows how
caustic people can be to each other.
Linda Davis is Abe's daughter Alice Sloan. She's
expecting and now she and Jerry must serve as refer-
ees over their parents-acting-like-children. Trying to
keep the arguments down to a roar requires discipline


and good pair of vocal cords.
Davis and Schelstrate offer up the perfect foils for
their tantrum-throwing parents, pulling it off without
falling in to the abyss of argument where no one wins.
Rick Paolillo plays the likeable gardener Hector
Lopez who provides some of the glue that holds to-
gether one big happy family.
Laura Morales plays Mrs. Fisher from the Gestapo
school of nannies. Morales seems to have the right
scowls down, scaring off even mean Abe.
Without question, "Squabbles" is one of the funni-
est productions Island Players has staged. Just for the
sake of argument, go see it.
"Squabbles" continues its run through Sunday,
April 9, at Island Players Theater at the corner of Pine
Avenue and Gulf Drive in Anna Maria City.
Curtain times are 8 p.m. except for two Sunday
matinees which start at 2 p.m. There are no perfor-
mances on Monday. Tickets are $12 and the box office
is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and an hour before each
performance. For information, call 778-5755.


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Whittlin' away the time in Anna Maria


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Perhaps Doug Wolfe's favorite wood sculpture is
his three-foot heron that over the past three years has
bent itself double and he suspects is better than it was
when he finished it.
Wolfe is one of the few woodcarvers in the United
States who is strictly a pocketknife whittler. No power
tools, in fact no hand tools at all except ajackknife. But
his works are worth more than most woodcarvers' with
all their tools.
Wolfe, the only incumbent Anna Maria City com-
missioner to survive the recent turnover, has lived in
Anna Maria for 24 years and whittled about half of that
time.
He said he just picked up a pocketknife one day
and started "putting points on sticks," then cut "little
designs on things and gave them away." People kept
telling him he ought to do something with his evident
talent, and he's certainly taken that advice.
His carvings are not the detailed sculptures favored by
most carvers but are representational. "What I do used to
be called primitive," he said, "then it became 'naive,' now
it's described more accurately as representation."
It works for him and for many others: "Odds and
ends I did some years ago and sold for $25 or $30 are
changing hands now for $2,000 and up."
It's not a living, but it's a hobby that supports it-
self better than most, "It profitable enough to get the
attention of the Internal Revenue Service," he said.
He had a studio in the Post Office Plaza for five
years, but decided he could work better out of his
house. He used to work atop a bed sheet spread over the
floor at the front of the Wolfe house on North Shore
Drive, shaking out the shavings when he was through.
Now with tile floors he can whittle anywhere. Except
for his three cocker spaniels, which follow him around
and collect shavings in their pelts when he carves.
His wife Peggy is patient, he said, and in fact is his
favorite art critic. "I look forward to her analysis of a
PLEASE SEE WOLFE, NEXT PAGE


"Once when I had
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offarmer-looking
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shop and tools,"
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grin. "I said this
is it. They didn't
believe I did it all
with a pocket-
knife, until I
turned a hand
over and showed
them the calluses.
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he's really a
whittler!"
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new piece, and her critiques are always helpful."
Others might be helpful if they could just get past
the pocketknife part. He's been accused of lying when
he tells people that he doesn't use any other tool.
"Once when I had a studio a couple of farmer-look-
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and tools. I said this is it. They didn't believe I did it
all with a pocketknife, until I turned a hand over and
showed them the calluses. One of them said, 'By golly,
Charlie, he's really a whittler!"
He used to participate in art shows, he said, but
pulled away from that when "it got so people wanted
cute, and I don't do cute."
One startling development is appreciation from an
unexpected quarter. "Sometimes I just start whittling
on a nice piece of wood, just letting it flow, and end up


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with a free form, an abstract that has no particular
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"Ernie and Me" and last summer he and Peggy drove
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An art teacher from Michigan saw it, he said, and
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
March 10, DUI, 6000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
The deputy said he observed Franklin D. Harrison, 59,
of Bradenton, swerve on and off the road twice. He
stopped Harrison, administered field performance tests
and placed Harrison in custody.
March 12, trespass warning, 512 Spring Ave.,
Castaways Apartments.
March 12, open container, 10002 Gulf Drive,
Bortell's Lounge. The complainant reported a possible
drunk driver. The deputy said he located the subject in
his vehicle with an open can of beer on the center con-
sole. The deputy issued a citation and the subject called
a friend to take him home.
March 23, lost property a cellular phone, 300
block of Pine Avenue.

Bradenton Beach
March 18, DWLS, possession of alcohol by a
minor, giving alcohol to a minor, 600 block of Gulf
Drive South. The officer said when he stopped the ve-
hicle, two juvenile subjects threw cans of beer out the
windows. The officer said he found eight cans of beer
in the back seat. A check of the driver showed his
driver's license was suspended. The driver was placed
in custody and the juvenile subjects were taken to the
Juvenile Assessment Center.
March 19, possession of marijuana, 2300 block
of Avenue B. The officer said he stopped Cory B.
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March 19 domestic battery, 2400 block of Av-
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March 17, DWLR, 5100 block of Gulf Drive. The
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check showed her driver's license was revoked. The
officer issued a summons.
March 20, possession of alcohol by a minor,
Beach Street beach access. The officer said he observed
two underage subjects with beer and issued sum-
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March 21, theft of a cellular phone valued at
$200, 4700 block of Gulf Drive on the beach.
March 21, burglary of a bicycle valued at $50
from a storage unit, 4300 block of Gulf Drive.
March 21, DWLS, 500 block of Manatee Avenue.
The officer said he stopped the subject for having a
burned-out tail light and a check showed his driver's
license was suspended. The officer issued a summons.
March 22, burglary to a residence, resisting with-
out violence, 200 block of South Harbor Drive. The
officer was dispatched to a disturbance and the victim
said the suspect had moved out and was issued a tres-
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Cramer pitching, Whitley homer
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Michael Cramer dominated on the mound and Eric
Whitley hit an inside-the-park home run as West Mana-
tee Fire District beat Haley's Motel 8-2 March 21 in Anna
Maria Little League action.
Cramer pitched a three hitter and struck out 12 in six
innings, while Whitley kick-started WMFD in the top of
the fourth when he led off with a line-drive blast to
rightfield and sped around the bases, sliding home in front
of the tag.
Following Whitley's homer, Sean Price doubled to
left center and Eric Stahr singled to left. Greg Lowman
came to the plate and promptly crushed a 3-2 pitch to right
center for a triple to score Price and Stahr.
The game started in favor of WMFD when Lowman
walked, Nick Sato singled and Brad Milks reached on an
error. Rosas singled and knocked in two runs and an er-
ror led to another for a quick 3-0 lead. Cramer would need
no more.
Catcher Brad Milks also kept Haley's at bay, halting
two rallies when he threw out runners trying to steal sec-
ond base.
Centerfielder Zack Geeraerts of WMFD made a nice
over-the-shoulder catch of a long-hit ball off the bat of
league-leading hitter Kyle Schweitzer'to help Cramer's
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Jordan Pritchard, Brad Bryant and Mike McGrath had
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Keith Reynolds singled in the bottom of the sixth with
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Schield led off with a single.
Brian DeBellevue came on relief of Connor Bystrom
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SPORTS, FROM PAGE 23


poned until a date to be named later.
Mattay had some control problems, issuing 11 walks
and hitting a batter. He also managed to strike out 11 bat-
ters. Only one ball against Mattay got out of the infield and
that was a lazy looper that was caught in center.
For Bali Hai, Tyler Schneerer had two singles and a
run batted in, Tim Bouziane had a two-run double in the
bottom of the fifth inning and Chad Richardson had a run-
scoring double in the bottom of the fourth.

WMFD wins fourth in a row
Greg Lowman had a breakout game for West Mana-
tee Fire District with a two-run triple to right centerfield
in the bottom of the third that put his team ahead for good
against Haley's Motel.
With the 13-9 victory March 24, WMFD posted its
fourth win in a row after an 0-3 start.
Lowman was 3-for-3 with two singles and.the triple.
Haley's catcher Michael Wallen matched Lowman's
output and then some. Wallen doubled in three runs in the
top of the first. Two more singles and Wallen had five
RBIs.
Kyle Schweitzer had two singles and an RBI for
Haley's. Kevin Kir walked, singled and scored twice and
Brad Bryant singled.
For WMFD, catcher Brad Milks had a run-scoring
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times. Trey Andricks walked twice, singled and scored,
and Patrick Cole had a hit to center.
Pitcher Anthony Rosas, who had a single, two runs
scored and an RBI, throttled the dangerous-hitting Haley's
team in four innings of relief pitching.
Rosas gave up two runs and three hits in four innings
of work, striking out four batters and getting the rest to pop
up or hit routine ground outs.

Betsy Hills, Sandbar on top at half-way
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Little League schedule
Remember: Little League Fun Day and picture day is
April 8
Major League All games are played at 7 p.m.
April 3 Kiwanis vs. Bali Hai Resort
April 4 West Manatee Fire District vs. Bali Hai

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

AA League
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April 3 Sandbar vs. Betsy Hills

T-ball League
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23 over Bridge Street Pier & Cafe.
The next night, Spicer, James Lang, Miles Hostetler
and Michael Bonifay slugged home runs to beat Sandbar
13-7.
Trailing Bridge Street with two outs, Betsy Hills
coach Jeff Hostetler told Spicer "if you hit the ball, keep
running." Spicer did and went all the way around to score.
The second half of the AA season begins Monday,
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Hills.

Whitley takes home gold for accuracy
Danny Whitley likes the look of gold.
Whitley won two gold medals at the Senior Gulf
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What Whitley does better than anyone else his age, or
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He's won two gold medals for foul shooting and a
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Little League records

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Major League
Bali Hai
WMFD
Haley's Motel
Kiwanis
(Does not include
postponement)


3-6
Haley's/Bali March 16 rain


AAA League
Air & Energy 6-2
Bistro's 3-3
Waterfront 3-3
Quality Builders 3-5
(Does not include two postponed games be-
tween Bistros and Waterfront)


AA League
Sandbar
Betsy Hills
Bridge Street


5-3-1
5-3-1


Little League pitching
Player W-L Ks Innings ERA
Mattay 3-1 52 23 1.56
Rosas 2-1 37 18 1.98
Cramer 1-1 14 7 2.58
Faasse 2-1 22 151/3 3.54
Schweitzer 2-3 51 30 3.78
DeBellevue 3-3 47 31 4.62
Pittman 2-1 34 21 1/3 5.70

No hitters Mattay and Schweitzer

His golds in the Good Life Games were for foul
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Whitley heads for central Florida in November to
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Little League batting

averages through March 24
(Includes rainout)


Player
Pittman, Bali Hai
K. Schweitzer, Haley's
Rosas, WMFD
Rivera, Bali Hai
Bouziane, Bali Hai
Sato, WMFD
Faasse, Haley's
Cramer
Loman, WMFD
Mattay, Bali Hai
DeBellevue, Kiwanis
Pritchard, Haley's
Wimberly, Bali Hai

Pinch-hitting
Brad Bryant, Haley's


Avg.
.500
.480
.473
.440
.408
.389
.378
.368
.338
.320
.318
.318
.312


.500


Doubles
Pittman 6, Bouziane 4, Sato and Faasse with 3 each,
DeBellevue, Miller, Mattay and Rivera with 2 each

Triples
Lowman 4, Miller 2, six tied with one

Home runs
Pittman 1, Eric Whitley (WMFD) 1

Runs batted in
Faasse, Bouziane and Pittman 10, Rosas 7, Cramer,
Lowman and Wallen with 6, Rivera Bobo and Sato
with 5

SPORTS, FROM PAGE 24
Parker cruises to tour victory
Corky Parker shot a 76 and cruised to victory March
26 in the weekly Sunday Sunrise Golf Tournament at
Palma Sola Golf Club.
Parker was a plus-15 on a modified-Stableford scor-
ing system and beat second-place finisher Richard
Bergquist, who was plus-12 after matching Parker's 76.
After establishing a point total over a three-round
period, players shoot for that total. Once a player reaches
it, he starts scoring in the plus column. Players are
awarded one point for a bogey, two for par, four for birdie
and six for eagle.
For example, Bergquist's point total Sunday was 22.
He scored 34 points for plus-12. -


Nine skins were won on the day. Parker had three and
Bergquist, George Wonkka, Paul Bondar, Mark Kimball,
Rick Weaver and Roy "Harry R." Hampton had one each.
Wonkka won two of the closest-to-the-pin greenies
on the par threes and Weaver and I had one each.
The previous week, Kent Bell beat the wind and 26
other shooters at the Sunday morning tourney.
Bell was the medalist with an 80 in winds clocked at
15 to 20 mph and gusting harder. He was plus-nine on the
modified-Stableford scoring system.
Corky Parker and Kenny Pitts tied for second at plus
six.
Horseshoe tournament to benefit
scholarship fund
A horseshoe tournament is set for April 1 at 10 a.m.
at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, to benefit
the Lou Fiorentino Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Organizer Alan "Zack" Szakacs says teams or
singles are welcome and single entries will be paired
at the event. The donation is $10.
The scholarship fund is a memorial to Fiorentino,
a long-time Island Little League coach and umpire. The
fund is used for summer camp scholarships for Island
youths in fourth through eighth grade. Last year's tour-
nament generated $800 for the fund.

Horseshoe winners
Winners in the March 22 horseshoe games were Al
Norman and Dave Wieland, both of Holmes Beach.
Runners-up were Herb Puryear of Anna Maria and
Dean Rowe of Iowa.
Winners in the March 25 games were Puryear and
Bill Starrett of Anna Maria. Runners-up were Roger
Kipp of Bradenton and Ron Pepka of Anna Maria.
The weekly contests get under way every Wednes-
day and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria City Hall
Park, 10005 Gulf Drive.

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Cortez happy with

Cortez, survey shows
Cortez villagers' main worry is that Cortez won't
be Cortez.
That seemed to be the thrust of a "vision survey"
made by Waterfront Cortez, discussed at a March meet-
ing and to be discussed again by Cortezians Saturday,
April 1.
The survey and the visioning sessions are designed
to set a course for the historic fishing village so it can
be what its residents want it to be in 2020, said Janet
Hoffman, manager of the organization.
"The great majority of Cortez residents love the
village as it is and want to preserve as much of the cur-
rent character as possible" 20 years from now and be-
yond, she said.
This is not surprising, since Waterfront Florida itself
grew out of villagers' concern that their old settlement was
threatened with unwelcome changes. Indeed, the vision
which Cortezians seemed to express for 2020 pretty much
echoes the Waterfronts Cortez mission statement.
The state's Waterfronts Florida and Manatee
County's government formed the local organization to
guide progress along lines the townspeople desired.
The survey and the visioning sessions are the first
phase of the program determining just what the
people want for their future. Next will come efforts to
shape progress to take the village where it wants to go.
The next visioning session Saturday will run from
9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the old firehouse, and will have
the help of Dan Pennington and Alex Magee of the
1,000 Friends of Florida organization.
The basic survey was made by mail, with these
results among others:
Cortez's unique character should be protected to
ensure quality of life: 78% yes.
Fishing supplies and boat repair are still good
uses for residential yards: 71% yes.
Cortezians should have some say in what happens
on the old Sigma fish house site and the old school-
house: 63% yes.
Property owners should be r- tctA- GtO^ .
Tourism should be kept at present levels: 65% yes.
FEMA regulations (on building requirements in
flood zones) should allow more flexibility for growing
families: 89% yes.
Speed bumps on Cortez Road: 62% no.
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Sturgeon statistics, really big bergs, warmer water


Sturgeon may again be surging in Florida.
Yes, sturgeon, that caviar-bearing fish everybody
thinks is only found in Russian rivers.
Sturgeon were once found throughout most of the
Gulf of Mexico. I've always thought they looked a lot
like Capt. Nemo's submarine "Nautilus" from the
movie "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea," what with
weird prehistoric scale-like ridges on their backs.
Anyway, the fish and its caviar were popular for
Gulf fishers back around the turn of the century, at one
point reaching an annual catch of about 350,000
pounds. Unfortunately, sturgeon were so popular that
they were fished almost to extinction.
Now, there are several programs in the works to
attempt either restocking or farm-raising sturgeon. One
restock program is at Mote Marine Laboratory, pend-
ing $500,000 from the Florida Legislature.
Another is in the Florida Panhandle. A guy named
Andy Lazur wants to farm-raise sturgeon, both for the
fish and the caviar. He's running into problems getting
Gulf fish not catching them, but getting state envi-
ronmental regulators to allow the either endangered or
threatened species to be farm raised.
He may be able to get some Canadian sturgeon for
his project, since the species isn't protected in the Great
White North. Lazur is still crunching the numbers to
see if it's a profitable enterprise, but preliminary esti-
mates look promising.
Consider these numbers: sturgeon goes for about
$4.50 a pound, compared to 75 cents a pound for farm-
Sraised catfish. And although it takes a 60-pound mature fe-
male seven years to produce caviar, she can produce about
12 pounds of eggs which go for $300 a pound wholesale.
Seems like the numbers work for me, and they do
for biologists in Japan, Korea and Europe, too, since
they're already in the sturgeon-raising business.

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into waters off New Zealand.
This thing is huge. Scientists figure it's 183 miles
long and 22 miles wide. That works out to about the
size of metropolitan Chicago, and the iceberg contains
the equivalent of all the rainwater that falls on the en-
tire land surface of the Earth in one year.
It's tucked back behind a smaller iceberg right
now, but is expected to push its little brother out of the
way and start its trek north later this summer. Scientists
spotted the little berg, then realized its big brother was
right behind it.
"We were looking at Bambi and found Godzilla," one
of the scientists who study icebergs is quoted as saying.
Those berg researchers are pretty funny guys, huh?

Global warming update
Global climatologists have concluded that the wa-
ter in the world's deep oceans is rising, giving more
credence as if we really needed any more proof -
that the Earth is warming.
And the increasingly warm water may be what's
spurring more frequent El Nino weather patterns in the
Pacific Ocean.
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the atmosphere, it makes some sense.
Anyway, researchers have analyzed 5.1 million
separate measurements in the top two miles of the
world's oceans from the mid-1950s to today, reaching
the conclusion that the water is about one degree
warmer now that it was in 1900.
But the interesting thing is that the rate of increase
has accelerated in the past 25 years, which works out
to something like 3.5 degrees hotter. As a comparison,
the ocean water is up to nine degrees warmer now than
it was during the last ice age 20,000 years ago.
All that warmer water seems to exacerbate the El
Nino phenomenon, where the Pacific warms every few
years and causes dramatic changes in the climate of
North America and in the Atlantic Ocean. As you prob-
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canes, a good thing for us.
As you would expect from scientists, they stop short
of saying the warmer water is caused by an increase in
greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, but at least one guy
says that has to have produced the hot water effect.

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Jacksonville was established as a cow crossing in
1822 and grew into the lower 48 states largest land-area
city with more than 800 square miles.
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from Spain for $2,000. By 1888, Key West was
Florida's most-populous city.
The first auto licenses were issued in Florida in
1906 all 296 of them. By 1991, there were more
than 15 million vehicle licenses.
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By Capt. David Futch
For years jewelry artist Autumn DeFrank of Anna
Maria lived in Boca Grande, the mecca of tarpon fish-
ing, and never once caught a silver king.
Her dream was realized Wednesday on a fishing
trip with Capt. Justin Moore who led DeFrank to her
first-ever tarpon, a 125-pound monster caught under
the center of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. DeFrank's
husband Frank helped reel in the silver king.
"She hooked the fish and it almost jerked the rod
out of her hand. We'd been fishing for snook and catch-
ing them right along. I told her and Rick that the tide
was right for catching a tarpon at the Skyway.
(DeFrank said they were fishing near the center span.)
It was an outgoing tide and I told her and Rick let's go
try it. The reason I wanted to do it is she lived in Boca
Grande for years and she makes tarpon jewelry they
award at the Miller's Marina Tarpon Tide tournaments
and she'd never caught a tarpon."
Moore said he caught a lot of nice fish last week,
over 20 snook a day, as well as tarpon and cobia. It's
unusual to catch tarpon this time of year. Unseason-
ably warm weather is the likely cause for an early
silver king appearance.
"It feels weird to be catching tarpon this time of
year," Moore said. "It's going to be an early year. It's
hard to put a pattern together."
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said
there's one way to explain the phenomenal fishing
that's taken place over the past couple of weeks.
"This is big-time spring fishing. Pompano are be-
ing caught regularly along the beaches. There are a lot
of kings near shore to seven miles.
"At about any time you want you can find cobia to
40 pounds down to barely legal (33 inches to the fork
of the tail) near the beach," Lowman said. "People are
catching lots of yellowtail, lane and mangrove snapper
offshore about 20 miles. So it's a good idea to take
some smaller tackle offshore, smaller hooks and line
when you go grouper fishing.
"Snook and redfish have taken a dramatic upswing
Because it's spring, the water's warm, there are a fot of
shiners around and the snook are feeding. If you find some
redfishilna-particular spot, they're likely to be there the
next day and the"iext-day.If you throw a cast net and get
shiners, that seems to be the key to catching snook."
Capt. Thom Smith of Angler's Repair said ev-
erywhere you look there's snook.
"We caught between 30 and 50 snook Thursday
and my customers were happy. Just about every cast we
caught a snook. We stayed there for three hours and
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Capt. Justin Moore of the Primadonna II has the death
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Sunshine Skyway Bridge center span Thursday. Autumn
DeFrank ofAnna Maria hooked the monster and fought
it briefly before handing the rod and dirty work over to
her husband Rick who is pictured with Moore. The fight
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If there's bait around they're biting like crazy. They're
not real big but there's plenty of action. There are a few
redfish around in Miguel and Terra Ceia bays. We got
some decent flounder, too."
Annie's Bait & Tackle at the east end of the Cortez
Bridge, reporting for Capt. Zach Zacharias, said Zach
caught cobia to 30 pounds just off the beaches and Span-
ish mackerel and kingfish as well. In the bay, his folks are
catching snook to 16 pounds, trout to 20 inches, flounder
and a few redfish thrown in for good measure.
Capt. Sam Kimball on the Legend said the off-
shore bite was good last week. His customers caught
mangrove snapper to six pounds, gag grouper to 15 and
red grouper to 18 in 70 to 90 feet of water. Near shore
mackerel are active with big ones in the five-pound
range. Also cobia to 15 pounds and a few flounder.
The Rod & Reel Pier reported all kinds of fish,
mostly sheepshead. One fellow caught a permit on a
jig. Others brought in mackerel, pompano, snook at
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tarpon arrive early
Capt. Curt Morrison of Neva-Miss fishing char-
ters said they caught a lot of fish over the weekend.
According to Morrison, the fishing just keeps getting
better. His people landed grouper to 16 pounds, lane
snapper, kingfish, mangrove snapper and huge two-
pound Key West grunts about 17 miles out.
Capt. Joe Webb on the Old Florida out of Cortez
Fishing Center said he trolled for grouper with planers
last week and caught gags and reds to 15 pounds. He
also caught a number of kingfish off the beach.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip Tide charter boat
out of Captain's Marina in Holmes Beach said he con-
tinues to slay the grouper as well as a lot of other stuff.
"We've been getting gags to 15 and reds to 18
pounds. We limited out Tuesday with four people on
board," Denham said. "We've also been getting large
mackerel and kingfish eight to 10 miles out, while the
grouper are 18 to 20 miles offshore. We also caught
lane snapper, triggerfish, barracuda and bonita.
"On Sunday we got some monster mangrove snapper.
One weighed 10 pounds. It was the biggest one I've ever
seen," Denham said. "We had eight keeper grouper. And
it's always fun when you catch a few snapper."
Capt. Mike Greig of Capt. Mike's Charters said
he put his anglers on to cobia to 20 pounds and king-
fish to 10. They were caught within a mile of the beach.
"We got some Spanish mackerel to five pounds.
There were a lot of smaller schoolies. The bait is solid
off the beach," Greig said. "We caught some keeper
grouper off the beach using threadfin herring and white
bait. There are big mud boils of bait just off the Island."
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams, also out
of Captain's Marina, said the bait is here and the snook are
on the bite. Redfish, trout, mackerel, pompano, cobia and
kings are everywhere and willing, he said.
Capt. Roy Salgado on the Grand Slam at
Bradenton Beach Marina found blackfin tuna Sunday
50 miles off Anna Maria. Anglers Ron Hurst and Bill
Beird of Rochester, Mich., landed five tuna from 20 to
38 pounds.
Capt. Steve Salgado on the Compleat Angler
said snook fishing has been producing plenty of them
with the occasional monster thrown in.
"We caught snook to 40 inches last week. There's so
much bait around they've gone into a frenzy," Salgado
said. "Cobia are right behind them. On one trip last week
we caught 15 cobia to 35 pounds. We had three on at once,
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Island real estate sales
422 Spring, Anna Maria, a 1,190 sfla 4bed/2bath
duplex built a very long time ago and remodeled in the
early 1990s on a 52x145 lot, was sold 1/5/00, Worobec
to Westbrook, for $190,000; list $199,000.
432 62nd St., Holmes Beach, a 1,080 sfla 2bed/
2bath/lcp attached home built in 1972 on a 35x93 lot,
was sold 1/6/00, Slatten to Dunkle & Macleod, for
$86,000.
501 70th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,098 sfla 2bed/
2bath/lcar/pool home built in 1967 on a 100x102 lot,
was sold 1/6/00, Torres to Faasse, for $146,000.
504 Key Royale Dr., Holmes Beach, a canalfront
1,188 sfla 2bed/2bath/2car home built in 1961 on a
96x117 lot, was sold 1/6/00, Wikoff to Monford, for
$179,900; list $179,900.
608 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, a bayfront two-
story 3,158 sfla 4bed/3bath home built in 1964 on a
60x85 lot, was sold 1/5/00, Beard to Conte, for
$375,000; list $395,000.
614 Concord, Holmes Beach, a canalfront 1,240
sfla 2bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1966 on a 95x115
lot, was sold 1/7/00, Bennett to Cox, for $191,000.
6200 Flotilla, Holmes Beach, 265 Westbay Point
& Moorings, a canalfront 985 sfla 2bed/2bath condo
built in 1979, was sold 1/7/00, Ritchie to Woodrock,
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7/00, Woodcock to Lindwall, for $180,000; list
$185,000.
7000 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 206 Tiffany Place,
a 1,259 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1978, was sold
1/5/00, Peerless Mill Supply to McKendry, for
$167,400.
108 Los Cedros, Anna Maria, a canalfront 1,502
sfla 3bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1967 on an 82x152
lot, was sold 1/19/00, Mullen, Parker, & Johnson to
Erickson, for $200,000; list $208,000.
3402 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 2 Gulf Beach Place,
a 1,197 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1987, was sold
1/21/00, Holo Flo Inc. to Vandevrede, for $140,000.
501 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, 203 Bridgeport,
a 1,000 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1982, was sold
1/19/00, Kornegay to Nastali, for $164,000.
625 Concord, Holmes Beach, a canalfront 1,835
sfla 2bed/2bath/lcar/pool home built in 1965 on a
100x112 lot, was sold 1/21/00, Klement to Nissen, for
$265,600; list $299,900.
114 Maple, a 1,094 sfla 2bed/2bath/lcar home
built in 1965 on a 50x100 lot, was sold 1/28/00, Ross
to Ellis, for $282,000; list $289,000.
1801 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 139 Runaway
Bay, a bayfront 1,080 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in
1978, was sold 1/24/00, Allen to Last Time Around Up,
for $160,000.
210 Periwinkle, Anna Maria, a canalfront 1,245
sfla 2bed/lbath/2cp home built in 1959 on a 90x125
lot, was sold 1/24/00, Snell to Wilford, for $186,300.
2907 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a 50x100 lot, was
sold 1/26/00, Rosedale to Murray Builder, for $69,500.
519 74th St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront 1,286 sfla
2bed/l&1/2bath/lcar home built in 1967 on a 100x110
lot, was sold 1/27/00, Stephenson to Hewitt, for $216,500.
1800 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 118 LaCosta, a


Gulffront 960 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1979, was
sold 2/2/00, BAC Corp. to Leibe, for $235,000; list
$249,500.
1801 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 275 Runaway
Bay, a 1,080 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1978, was
sold 2/3/00, Voss to Michaels, & Coleman, for
$145,000.
2219 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, a 2,940 sf store
with two rental apartments built in 1960 on a 50x105
corner lot, was sold 2/2/00, Lorini & Shenker to
Lowman, for $320,000; list $375,000.
2312 Avenue C, Bradenton Beach, 6 Lay Z Liv N,
a 651 sfla 2bed/lbath condo built in 1979, was sold 2/
4/00, Drake to Belde, for $61,000; list $79,900.
309 63rd St., Holmes Beach, a 1,976 sfla 4bed/
2fullbath2halfbath duplex built in 1972 on a 90x100
lot, was sold 2/2/00, Emper to Hueber, for $220,000;
list $249,000.
3301 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 6 Sea Pirate, a 700
sfla 2bed/lbath condo built in 1969, was sold 2/3/00,
Weber to Wiese, for $105,000.
4255 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 115 Island Village
#130, a 1,367 sfla 3bed/2bath/lcp condo built in 1981,
was sold 2/2/00, Zervakis to Ayers, for $145,000; list
$148,500.
501 72nd St., Holmes Beach, a 1,730 sfla 3bed/
2bath/2car home built in 1959 on a 95x125 lot with
deeded pathway to deeded boat slip, was sold 2/1/00,
Carlson & Norrie to Damon, for $195,000.
506 58th St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront 2,229 sfla
4bed/3bath/2cp/pool home built in 1963 on a 71x122
lot, was sold 2/4/00, Holmes to Sharon Hall-Smith, for
230,000; list $229,900.
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broker, 778-1222, exclusively for The Islander.
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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.
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ONE OF A KIND!
Gulffront lot on a quiet dead-end street! There are
no more like this! For sale by owner. 31st St. and
Ave. F. $399,000. 778-4523 or 800-977-0803.



ANNA MARIA



REAL ESTATE, INC.


- Gloria Schorpp Helen White Mary Ann Schmidt
SMUGGLER'S LANDING
' niqu~e waterfront condo with a Florida lifestyle.
Choice of carpet, tile, cabinets. Forty-foot deep-
-_w aer dock, heated pools, tennis, covered park-
ing, eThvaior Waterfront condos: 2BR/2BA
plus den, $249,000; 3BR/2BA $279,000; el-
egant townhouse 3BR/3BA, elevator, $325,000.
SABAL PALMS CONDO
2BR/1.5BA furnished condo. Westside, con-
venient to everything. Pool and clubhouse.
Close to golf. $59,900.
OFF-ISLAND POOL HOME
3BR/2BA family home. Palma Sola area.
Caged pool, nicely landscaped, very good con-
dition. $124,900.
PALMA SOLA BAYFRONT
3BR/4.5BA contemporary cedar home. Pan-
oramic 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.


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Patti Marifjeren
REALTOR
Property Manager


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6 64 North Poince Harbor 3BR/2BA house $1,800
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HISTORIC ANNA MARIA HOME REDUCED!
415 SPRING: The Clay House is back on the market and this
time the owner is very serious about selling. The Clay House is
a 3BR/2BA with a single carport and sits on one and one-half
lots measuring 78 X 145. Built in 1910 (see above photo), 1954
and 1994. Asking 1997 price of $219,0 Reduced to 208,999.
The lowest priced home in Anna Maria.
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409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, FI 34216
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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.

HOUSEHOLD FURNISHINGS, sofa and love seat,
dressers, bed, chair and more. Thursday and Friday,
March 30-31 at 5800 DePalmas Ave., Holmes Beach.

GE REFRIGERATOR, 18 cubic feet, frost free, white,
top freezer, excellent condition. $195. Perico Island,
794-3949.

BEAUTIFUL M.H. BOGART figurines, boxed, three
for $100. Several collectible dolls with boxes, $100.
Call 778-1814.


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

HOUSE SALE, SATURDAY, April 1, 10:30am-3pm.
Two white leather recliners, four single beds, sofa,
chest, rattan table, four chairs, rocker, end tables,
lamps, china set and more. Everything goes. 711 N.
Bay Blvd., Anna Maria.
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E mail: smithami@gate.net
Web site: www.smithrealtors.com


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


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


WEST BAY COVE SOUTH Outstanding view of
Bay-lntracoastal waterway from this second floor
condo. 2BR/2BA, new tile and carpet throughout. All
new kitchen appliances, heated pool, tennis, close to
shopping and beach. $210,000. Call Zee Catanese
794-8991 eves.


REALTORS


5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
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Mit uns koennen Sie deutsch reden

1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MLS 2B 13


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.

ESTATE MOVING SALE, Saturday and Sunday, April
1-2, 9am-3pm. Furniture, clothes, small appliances,
tools. Everything goes. 207 Gladiolus St., Anna Maria.

JUMBLE SALE, Friday and Saturday, March 31-April 1,
8am-1 pm. Backboard, bilge pump, clothes trees, deck
chairs, glider/rocker, planters, shelves, TV, wagons,
wheel barrows and more. 318 Spring Ave., Anna Maria.

MOVING SALE, Wednesday to Saturday, March 29-
April 1, 8am. Sleeper sofa, recliner, tools and lots of
miscellaneous. 218 85th St., Holmes Beach.

MOVING SALE, three families, Friday only, March
31, 8am. 105 79th St., Holmes Beach.

TWO FAMILY SALE, Friday, March 31, 8:30am.
Household, changing table, car seat, toys, miscella-
neous. 210 Lakeview, Anna Maria.

THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 9am-2pm. Bikes, chairs,
lamps, tables, hand-carved rosewood from Central
America and many miscellaneous items. 2105 Ave.
B, Bradenton Beach.

MOVING SALE, THURSDAY, March 30, 9am-2pm.
Queen sleeper, coffee table, twin mattress, box
spring, queen Thomasville bedroom set, dining room
set with china cabinet. Lots of small items including
safe, bikes, metal shelves. Antiques on the Avenue,
1912 79th St., N.W.

MOVING SALE, Friday and Saturday, March 31-April
1. Miscellaneous household goods, shop tools, yard
and porch items. 232 S. Harbor, Holmes Beach.


BINGO: THURSDAYS, 7PM. Smoke free. Annie Sil-
vers Community Center. Refreshments available.
23rd and Ave. C, Bradenton Beach. WANTED TO
RENT. Motor home, three to four weekends a year.
Mature couple, travel 50-60 miles only. Please call
Lynn Elliott, 778-5183.


LOST BLACK CAT, "Satchmo." Medium to long hair
with fluffy tail. Age, seven years. 10 to 13 pounds.
White whiskers and small white star under chin. Yel-
low eyes. Reward. Call 778-6000.


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


1995 FORD AEROSTAR XLT V6. Excellent condi-
tion, tilt wheel, cruise, air, low mileage, rear wheel
drive. Moving, must sell, negotiable. 778-1711.

1988 BUICK Park Avenue. $2,400. 778-9262.


BOAT DETAILING, hand waxing, hand buffing, teak
conditioning and refinishing. 30 years experience.
Satisfaction guaranteed, fully insured. Ship Shape
Detailing, 794-8844.

25-FT. GRADY WHITE twin Yamahas. 32-ft. Rampage
sportfish diesels. 58-ft. Tiara flybridge sportfish. 32-ft.
Baja 322, fast boat. Silverton 310 Exspress. 32-ft. Island
Gypsy classic trawler. 47-ft. Mainship, 410 Searay aft
cabin. 45-ft. Sundancer. Dave, 228-3489, cellular.


THE VIEWS LOOKING towards Sarasota are breathtaking. Elegant HISTORIC CORTEZ VILLAGE COTTAGE Relax on the pri-
homes in guarded community on Sarasota Bay. Enjoy the security, vate deck or enjoy the peace and quiet from your porch swing.
solitude and beauty of Tidy Island. Excellent value. Priced from Walk to the bay or bike through the village. $133,900. Marge
$169,900. Bob and Penny Hall 749-5981. C40998 Dutton 755-8093. R39901


WATERFRONT
VACANT WATERFRONT LOT 1.15 +/-acres on Palma Sola Bay,
one of the last remaining with great elevation. Build your dream home
on the ground. 106.4 +/- ft. on water and 124.9 +/- ft. on 81st St. W.
$295,000. Don Lewis 746-3200 or Dlewis@aol.com. L43907
KEY WEST STYLE HOME on deep-water canal with new
private dock leading to the Manatee River. Great room with
working kitchen great for entertaining. Loft for separate office
or playroom. $279,500. John Koeck 722-9160. R43106
THIS IS NOT AN ORDINARY CONDOMINIUM 3BR/2B home
on private bayfront guarded Island. Peaceful view of lake and
preserve from enclosed lanai. $174,900. Bob and Penny Hall
749-8220. C42784


MAINLAND
FOLLOW YOUR DREAM to this very special Colonial home.
Corner lot, circular drive, two-car garage. Tiled foyer, den,
family room, bay window. Home warranty package. $179,900.
Colette Gerrish 720-4584 or Chuck West 374-3211. R41587
THIS GREAT FIND offers excellent value in the well-main-
tained active community of Highland Lakes. Everything as you
like it, with airy interior, volume ceilings and no care landscap-
ing. $146,540. Carol Greenwald 758-6514. R42919
HARBOR PINES Great investment for rental with tenant in
place. Close to MCC and shopping. $58,000. Larry and Louise
Miller 794-0131. C43849


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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.
RIVER OAKS 2BR/2BA, waterfront, boat dock, pool. $85,000.
BAY PALMS 3BR/2BA, stone fireplace, 1,960 sq. ft. living area. $184,500.
COMMERCIAL
STYLING SALON Eight stations. Great location. $39,000 OBO.
LOT C-2 Zoning.Walk to Gulf beach $150,000.
HISTORIC BRIDGE STREET 2,400 sq. ft., three stores, 150 ft. to
Sarasota Bay. Can add to size. Developing area. $355,000.
SEASONAL RENTALS
4503 Gulf Dr. LARGE IBR/1BA complete remodel. 1/2 block to Gulf.
Beachfront condos, homes with
waterfront or pools available for vacation rentals
ANNUAL RENTAL
WATERFRONT 2BR/2BA, heated pool, tennis.
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
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YACHT CLEANING by Carleen. Detailing and wax-
ing. 20 years experience. Island resident, references.
941-233-7337.

VISIT HISTORIC EGMONT Key for great family fun,
by boat. We also offer fishing and diving charters.
Call Ocean Action at 794-5980.

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

1996 PRO SPORT 19-ft. deck boat, 90hp Yamaha
power-tilt outboard. Live well, fish finder, low hours.
$8,250. 778-1264.


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

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

DISHWASHERS/PREP COOK wanted. Will train.
Good work atmosphere. Staff meal. Apply in person
to Chez Andre, 5406 Marina Drive in the Island Shop-
ping Center, Holmes Beach.

INSURANCE CSR. 440 license preferred but will train
team player with good customer and clerical skills. Fax
resume with salary requirements to 778-7071.

BURNS SECURITY, SIX security officers needed for
Bradenton and Longboat Key. 331-2500 for job infor-
mation. DFWP/EOE/M/F/H/V.

REAL ESTATE salespeople wanted. Generous com-
missions, relaxed professional office. Call for confi-
dential interview, 778-5427 after hours.

SALES CLERK,.Full-timfe/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
pe'opt.nd work. Cafe on the Beach, apply in person.
4000 GulfDDrve.

RECEPTIONIST, good opportunity for someone who
wants a part-time job in a pleasant environment. Must
be dependable, have office skills and be capable of
working on your own. Weekends and evenings. Good
wages, paid vacation, health insurance available.
Apply PO Box 1116, Anna Maria FL, 34216.
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CLEANING HELP WANTED, including weekends.
Condos and houses. Contact CG's Cleaning, 755-4880.

PART TIME BOUTIQUE and gift shop sales. Flexible
shifts, retirees welcome. Will train. Buccaneer Inn,
383-5565.

THE CHAMBER WANTS YOU. Would you like to
introduce your island to visitors? Be a greeter! Call
Patricia Murray, Volunteer Coordinator at 778-1541.

RETAIL SALES, fishing tackle. Full and part time
available. Island Discount Tackle. Apply in person,
3240 East Bay Drive, or phone 778-7688.

PART TIME SALES clerk, weekends, nights. Retirees
welcome. Apply Shellland Gifts, 301 Gulf Drive South.

ISLAND BAZAAR, part time, full time, all shifts. Week-
ends a must. 3304 East Bay Dr., Holmes Beach.

DOCK WORKERS WANTED for jetski and boat rent-
als. Season and part time positions. 792-5263.

DELI PREP, stock, clean. Fast paced, organized,
healthy lifestyle a must. Flexible hours, after school
okay. Here's to Your Health, 778-5181.

EXPERIENCED HOUSEKEEPER for 15-unit Inn,
Bradenton Beach. Call 778-1237, beginning Thurs-
day, March 30.


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
778-3222.

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

HAVING A MAC ATTACK? Call for help with Mac or
PC. Training, internet, hardware selection and instal-
lation. Call Ed, 778-2553.
LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Available
evening, weekend. For any computer needs-hard-
ware, software, network, commercial, private. Call
778-8473.

BANKRUPTCY $200, Divorce $150 to $200. Adop-
tion, 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.

COMPUTER SERVICE: Repairs, set-up and tutoring.
Windows 95/98, networks, business or personal. Call
Bill Grossman, 730-4883.

LEARN TO USE your computer as easy as you use
your telephone. Award-winning certified teacher.
383-5372.

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

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

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

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


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

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


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


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


Denise Langlois
MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR
PRODUCER
751-1155
Eves. 795-8748


PRICE REDUCED! 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. $164,900. IB42905
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE. Turn-
key furnished, 2BR/2.5BA
townhouse only two blocks to Gulf
and close to shopping. Clean,
bright and well-maintained unit.
Garage, screened porch and ex-
cellent storage. $199,000. IB43949


SPANISH PARK. Fantastic 3BR/
2BA home in immaculate condition
with new tile and carpeting, large
lanai, tile roof, two-car garage. Be-
ing close to everything makes this
home a must see! $119,500.
IB42966
VILLAGE GREEN. 3BR/2BA split
floor plan with a caged pool, two-
car garage in desirable West
Bradenton area. Light, bright and
only ten minutes to the beach.
$152,000. B100912


JUST REDUCED. Motivated seller
for this 2BR/2BA canalfront home in
Key Royale. Easy access to the
bay, heated pool and fruit trees.
Turnkey furnished. $235,900.
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Karin Stephan
Ich Spreche Deutsch
924-9000
Eves. 388-1267


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



Condos to cottages,

Gulf to bay,

Monthly or for the season.

CALL BOB LOHSE 778-0766


VISIT US AT WWW.ARVIDAREALTY.COM


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
Twelve ceiling fans and doors with Baldwin hardware
Beautifully landscaped in 1999 with tropical plantings
Close walking distance to pristine beach
* Priced at only $342,500! Call Today!



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ing, all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free
estimates. Call Larry at 779-1529.

STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPING SERVICE, com-
plete installations and maintenance, specializing in
aquatic landscapes. Full delivery service for rock,
shell, mulch, etc. 727-5066.


VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/
exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Dan or Bill 795-5100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. In-house plan designs. State licensed
and insured. Many Island references. 778-2993. Lic#
CRC 035261.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vi-
nyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. Thirty-four year Island resident. Call Jim
Bickal at 778-1730.
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free
estimates, no overtime charges. (FL#RF0038118)
778-3924 or 778-4461.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodel-
ing, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths.
Free estimates. Lic#RC0045125, #RG0058589,
#PE0020374. Insured. Call 720-0794.
CARL V. JOHNSON JR. Building Contractor. New homes,
renovations, additions and design service. Free estimates
and fair prices. Time and materials or contract. Let me save
you $$$. Lic#RR0066450. Call 795-1947.

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-
teed. 794-8844.

PROTECT YOUR MOST valuable possession; your
home. Contact ESP Island Shutters Inc. for hurricane
roll shutters or glass sentinel security film. Service
and repairs and free estimates. Licensed and in-
sured. Phone 778-1610 or 778-5193.
B & D SEAMLESS aluminum gutters, five or six inch
available. Insured, free estimates. Dean Guth, owner
and operator, 729-0619.
SCREEN REPAIRS, all home repairs, big or small.
Drywall repairs, painting, tile, ceiling fans. Low prices,
call 504-2027.
GRIFFITHS' ISLAND PAINT/paper services: Interior/
exterior painting, pressure washing and wallpaper.
For prompt, reliable service at reasonable rates call
Kevin at 778-2996. Husband/wife team.
TILE INSTALLATION, 13 years experience, highest quality
work at lowest prices around. Free estimates. True Value
Services. Cellular 321-8938, office 954-0775.


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

ANNUAL RENTALS, SEVERAL to choose from. Big
ones, small ones and one just right for you. Mike
Norman Realty, 778-6696.

LEASE OPTION AVAILABLE on trailer with extra 10 by
20 foot room. Newly renovated, nice, open, bright. 416
Fourth St. in Sandpiper. Wood floors, vaulted ceiling,
washer/dryer. Lease for $1,500 per month (three
months) 100 percent of rent applies to purchase price
of $18,500 at closing. 778-4523 or 800-977-0803.

VACATION RENTALS 2BR apartments across form
beautiful beach $450 per week. Winter dates still
available. Almost Beach Apartments 778-2374.
ANNUAL 3 OR 4BR/2.5BA with beautiful view of bay.
Full-service dock. Air conditioning, dishwasher,
washer. $1,300 month. 888-695-8749.


HOLMES BEACH CANALFRONT home, furnished
2BR/2BA, garage, dock, laundry. Available 4/1 11/
30. Many extras. $1,600 per month, $550 per week.
Call 813-286-9814.
AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY, Holmes Beach canal
front, elevated home. Completely furnished, newly
decorated 2BR/1BA. Private dock. Just three short
blocks from the beach. Prefer seasonal renters.
$2,500 month. 216 S. Harbor Dr. Call 813-971-1320
or 813-920-3845.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND paradise, 3BR/2.5BA canal
home. Heated pool, close to beach. $3,500 month,
$1,000 week. Available 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.
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.
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.

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,
778-7976 evenings.


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HOLMES BEACH 3BR/2BA duplex, $800 month.
Neat and clean, nice area. 722-2742.
ADIRONDACK SUMMER CAMP, lakefront, 2BR/
1BA, laige deck, washer/dryer. $450 week, $1,500
month. 941-778-9555.
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.
ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1BA residential
duplex, one block to beach, new kitchen, central air.
$650 month includes water. First and security. 753-
9671,721-1433.

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.

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.
NEWLY REMODELED 1BR, unfurnished, two blocks
from beach. Annual lease. Call 727-466-0666.
PANORAMIC GULFVIEWS in Bradenton Beach.
2BR/1 BA available April 3. Small pet okay. $350 per
week. 798-9099.
FOR RENT, CITY of Anna Maria. January through
March 2001. 3BR/1BA immaculate private home.
Family room, laundry room, carport, patio, close to
bay and Gulf. $2,000 monthly, three month minimum.
352-787-9812.
SPEND CHRISTMAS ON the beach! Gulffront, North
Shore Drive home for rent Dec. and Jan. next sea-
son. 2BR/2BA, wood floors, new furniture and many
updates. One-month minimum. Contact Fran Maxon
Real Estate, 778-2307.
COUP t---E.KS 2-3BR unfurnished home on an-
nual basis, May 15-:AoQa Maria Island. No pets, no
children. Voice mail, 508-725-6889 or 508-420-8106.
ANNUAL, SANDY POINTE, enlarged model 2BR/
2BA, Holmes Beach condo. Steps to beach and
shopping, pool, carport. $800, plus association fees.
Wederbrock Real Estate, 778-7456.
FOR RENT YEARLY, furnished 1 BR/1BA, clean and
quiet. Ideal for one person, no pets. $650 month plus
electric. 3503 Sixth Ave., 761-9028.
FOR RENT 2000-01 season. Near Rod & Reel Pier
and beach. 778-2153.
HOLMES BEACH 1BR with screened lanai. Steps to
beach. $560 per month includes laundry. Utilities
extra. 778-3379, 11 am-3pm.
FOR RENT CLEAN 1BR ground-floor apartment,
Holmes Beach. Furnished or unfurnished, now. Sea-
sonal $1,100, yearly $675. 779-9178 or 778-3323.


AVAILABLE APRIL 1, 1BR/i BA, private parking, half
block from the beach, nicely furnished. Holmes
Beach, 778-3267.
AVAILABLE FOR NEXT season, 2BR/2BA with ga-
rage. Only 50 feet to the beach, six months prefer-
able. Holmes Beach, 778-3267.
ANNA MARIA SEASONAL rental, Nov.-Apr. Ground-
level home, 2BR/2BA, family room, within block of
beautiful Gulf. Call 941-792-8340.
ONE BLOCK FROM beach, large furnished 2BR/
2BA home landscaped with palm trees and flower
gardens on double corner lot with circular driveway
and carport. Huge Florida room overlooks lush rear
gardens. $1,400 month includes all utilities, lawn
service, etc. 778-8470.
BRADENTON BEACH CONDO. Totally renovated,
beautifully furnished. Gulffront 2BR/2BA. Walk to
restaurants, shopping. Available 2000/01 season.
Non-smoking adults only. Call 773-779-8825, leave
message.
1BR, 100 YARDS to beach. Available April 15 to Dec.
15. 4501 Second Ave. Call 778-1511.
1BR COTTAGE, FURNISHED. Includes utilities,
$650 month through summer. Isle Rentals, 779-
2555.
1BR BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED Martinique an-
nual. Balcony overlooking Gulf. $1,100 month. Rich
Bohnenberger Realty, 779-9469.
SEASONAL 2BR/1BA duplex, downstairs. Com-
pletely furnished. One house from beach. Four-
month minimum. 813-689-0925.
ANNUAL RENTALS, 1 BR/1 BA condo with dock and
Jacuzzi, $650. 2BR/2BA condo with bayview, pool
and tennis, $1,000. 3BR/2BA home with garage,
$1,225. Old Florida Realty Company, 778-6849.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA luxury furnished apart-
ment, steps to beach. Large screened porch, central
air, full kitchen, TV/VCR, washer/dryer. Available
April 8-15 and from April 29 through summer. Sum-
mer, $550 week, $1,900 month. 2001 winter, $600
week, $2,100 month, plus tax and electric.
2BR/1BA ANNUAL RENTAL with carport, built-in
bookcases and skylight. $675 month. 761-2706.
1BR/1BA, 2BR/2BA, 3BR/3BA beachfront units.
Charming, private home now available. 3BR/2.5BA,
three houses from beach. Quiet street, City of Anna
Maria. Walk to restaurant, theater, City Pier. Easter
available now. Reserve now, avoid price increase.
941-504-9352, 813-293-6662.
GULFVIEW EFFICIENCIES. Upstairs, large, $500
week. Small, $400 week. City of Anna Maria. 778-
6126 or 778-6127.

UNFURNISHED CANALFRONT annual rental in
the City of Anna Maria. Lovely 2BR/2BA home with
garage. Amenities include washer/dryer, dish-
washer, central heat/air. No pets. $1,100 month
plus utilities. Call Carol Sauinier at Green Real
Estate, 941-778-0455.

APARTMENT FOR RENT, annual, great Anna Maria
location. $700, first, last and security. 778-3523.


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HOLMES BEACH ELEVATED home. Furnished
3BR/2BA, two-car garage, laundry, short walk to
beach, non smokers, no pets. $2,400 month. 778-
1339.

HOLMES BEACH, six month leases available now.
One and two bedroom turnkey apartments. Heated
pool. No pets. Close to beach. 778-4368.
HOLMES BEACH 1BR/1BA duplex. Washer/dryer,
cable, two blocks to beach. Available April 1 through
April 21, $350 week. May 1 through Dec. 30, $550
month. 778-6158.

FULLY FURNISHED, BEAUTIFULLY remodeled
1BR/1BA waterfront condo with boat dock. $800
month, plus deposit. Six-rhonth to one-year lease.
Call 778-4659.
FURNISHED 2BR/1BA in Anna Maria City. Two
blocks from beach, garage, lanai, patio, washer/
dryer. May through December, $800 month, includ-
ing utilities if six-to eight month lease. 778-8456.
HOLMES BEACH SPACIOUS 1BR duplex. Washer/
dryer, one-car garage, Florida room, screened lanai.
$800 month plus utilities. 778-3926.



GULFFRONT LOT, dead-end street, one of a kind!
There are no more like this. $399,000, 778-4523 or
800-977-0803.

WHY PAY RENT when $18,500 will buy your own
place? Spacious trailer home with extra 10x20 foot
room. Newly renovated, nice, open and bright. 416
4th St. in Sandpiper. Has wood floors, vaulted ceil-
ing, washer/dryer. 778-4523 or 800-977-0803.

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 Ib. 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
weekends 778-6131.

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

LARGE FAMILY DUPLEX! Well constructed 3BR/
2BA each side, wood/tile floors, lanai's, family room,
large kitchen, oversized garage, nice yard and 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 GULFFRONT DUPLEX, 2BR/1BA, double
carport, sun decks, recent upgrades. Good income
producing location, turnkey, by owner. 778-3143.
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.

BAYFRONT ESTATE priced $100,000 below ap-
praised price. 3BR/2BA main house, 2BR/2BA
ground-level house, 1 BR/1 BA 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. Older two-
story stucco building with two remodeled apartments. Huge
sun deck, laundry room. $197,000.798-9099.


1BR/1BA REFURBISHED TRAILER. Covered car-
port and patio. Palm Grove Park, Ellenton, #B4.
$6,900 or best offer. 55-plus, lot rent $303.'Chuck,
747-3630.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA condo, two balconies.
3401 Gulf Drive near beach and shops. Glimpse of
Gulf. $156,000. 941-778-2734 after 4pm.

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, April 2, 1-4pm. Key West-
design and tropical island setting in lovely Coconut
Bayou. Over 1,800-sq.-ft. living area and quality
craftsmanship. Only $342,500. Anna Maria Realty
Inc. 778-2259.

631 FOXWORTH, one of Key Royale's finest. 263
feet of canal frontage, 3BR/3.5BA, cathedral ceiling,
tree-lined landscaping. $895,000. 778-7837 for ap-
pointment.

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DIVINE DUPLEX! Elevated duplex in very resi-
dential area of Bradenton Beach. Each side 2BR/
2BA with open living area, dining and kitchen.
Carport and garage on each side, common laun-
dry facilities, decks off both units. $199,900.


BEAUTIFUL 3BR/2BA Bay Palms
canalfront home recently painted, new ce-
ramic tile, two-car garage, room for pool.
Don't miss this one! $298,000.


RARE FIND FOUND! Golf course and
extra-wide canal in Key Royale. Spacious 3BR/
2.5BA includes separate in-ground Jacuzzi room.
Dock and davits with gorgeous views in every di-
rection. A must see! $329,900.


BEST OF ALL worlds in paradise! Play golf
across the street, dock your boat in the backyard,
swim in your pool! Lighted gallery walk, screened
lanai and great master suite. Elegance in Key
Royale and Anna Maria Island! $675,000.


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SUN PLAZA WEST direct Gulffront condo!
Turnkey furnished with new tile, carpet and
A/C. Complex features pool, tennis court
and miles of wide walking beach! $409,000.


NEW TUSCANY STYLE HOME beauti-
ful 2BR/3BA plus den with solar-heated pool.
Graciously appointed with 10 ft. ceilings, three-
piece crown moldings, hardwood floors, Mexi-
can tile and lush landscaping! $369,000.


NORTH POINT HARBOR beauty in Key
Royale! Spacious open design has a solid oak
staircase leading to four bedrooms and three
baths. Fireplace, large caged pool, gorgeous
water views with boat dock and davits. $525,000.


GREAT ISLAND HOME on the north end! Close
to Gulf and bay beaches. Lots of room for family,
friends and in-laws. Large rooms, two main bed-
room suites plus three more bedrooms! Four-car
garage, RV parking or room for a pool. $309,000.


SPECTACULAR SWEEPING views of Tampa
Bay from everywhere! Open floor plan with ex-
ceptional design features gourmet kitchen, 1,200
sq.ft. of decking, spacious main bedroom with
luxury bath. Option on adjacent lot. $499,000.
60 M arin -


COTTAGE WITH FRUIT TREES Built in LOT WEST OF GULF DRIVE Rare lot in OWN EIGHT RENTAL units in one build-
1906, this cottage is conveniently located Anna Maria. Build your Island dream home ing! Two offices, five garage-storage units
just blocks from the Gulf or bay. A must see! within steps of the beach or land bank it for and one residential apartment on main street
$219,900. future use. Great investment. $179,000. location in Anna Maria. $294,500.


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GULFFRONT SHOWCASE


Directly on Gulf beach, this
newer 3R 11has plantation shut-
ters, Anderson windows, solid
oak spiral staircase, two-car
garage. Wood deck overlooks
white sandy beach. Enjoy beau-
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Reasonably Priced!


BOATER'S ISLAND DREAM HOME


Canalfront home with 5BR/
4.5BA. New 70-foot dock in pro-
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garage, 18x30 free form heated
pool/spa. Great home for enter-
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agents who will assist you
with all of your Year 2000
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Call 941-778-0770 Toll Free 800 741-3772
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK


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S-- 2.5BA, open floor plan with many new fea-
tures. Master bedroom and two baths on
ground with two bedrooms and half baths on
i "''. second floor with balcony overlooking
-- -.' greatroom. $185,000. Dick Maher/Dave
Jones 778-4800. MLS36165


ISLAND HOME Don't dream a dream,
buy one! Enjoy the Island lifestyle. Walk to
t'4-SJ ^ tf IL'-- 4 beach and bay. 2BR/1BA Island cottage
with large enclosed porch. $164,900. Dick
Maher/Dave Jones 778-4800. MLS42108


NEW LISTING WATERFRONT BAR-
GAIN! Spectacular panoramic river views.
Check this luxurious 2BR/2BA condo on the
- Manatee River. Clubhouse, heated pool and
spa, security. Great location near marina, li-
brary and playhouse. Just $125,000. Call Ken
Rickett 778-3026. MLS43862


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$695,000


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DON & KAREN SCHRODER, REALTORS

REDUCED $5,400! ,
Just across your private .
bridge and down by the bay
rests this fresh and bright Mn
2BR/2BA six-year young g1 jiB '
condo. Two screened -
porches within a split-bed-
room plan. Beautiful poolrv
area. Under-building park-
ing for two cars. It's mid-Island location is close to shopping and
beach, making it perfect for personal or investment usage.
Florida contemporary furniture may also be purchased, if de-
sired. You can own a "piece of paradise" now for only $124,500.

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mNo. 0319


WORD TAG

BY GREG STAPLES / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ


ACROSS
1 Beds
National
Monument, Calif.
5 Difficult
billiards shot
10 What"p" may
stand for
15 Org. with
eligibility rules
19 Sale sign
20 John of song
21 Drink
22 Pequod captain
23 SIDESTEP
WATERFALL
25 WATERFALL
-BOOK
CLUB
27 Shark shooter
28 Big name in
stationery
30 Stock figures
31 Oats, e.g.
32 Putdown
33 Places for taps
34 Nourish
37 Achilles, e.g.
39 One with a
fastball?
40 Pale
41 BOOKCLUB-
ROOM SERVICE
43 Eliminate
46 "... like not!"
47 Decant
48 Set
49 Subterfuge
50 Steer


51 ROOM*
SERVICE-
TRICK KNEE
55 Reserve
56 Hedgerow tree
58 Gardner and
others
59 Got an eyeful
60 O. Henry
specialty
61 Earth Summit
site
62 Place to get a
burger
63 Nibble
65 Dispatch boat
67 It crosses the
nave
70 Some German
exports
71 TRICK KNEE
--DRY
CLEAN
73 Go out
74 Scads
75 Tough
77 Push
78 Gossipy Barrett
79 "On the double!"
80 DRY CLEAN
-ORDER
FORM
84 Polish name
rarity?
85 Part of an
accusation
87 Puts down
88 Plumbs the depths
89 Extremists
92 Sticks around a
game parlor
93 Breathing space
94 As originally
found
95 Cries of
o agreement


97 Handouts
101 ORDERFORM
--LINE
DANCE
103 LINE DANCE
--TIME
MACHINE
105 Tribe in Manitoba
106 Place for the
highborn?
107 Go back to
square one
108 Singer Tennille
109 Commuter plane
trips
110 Center of French
resistance in
W.W. II
111 Gathered (in)
112 Woman's name
suffix
DOWN
1 Certain dogs, for
short
2 "Pronto!"
3 Number two
4 Show concern for
5 Two-to-one?
6 One way to read
7 Bowl over
8 Junior, e.g.
9 Makes beloved
10 Letter holder
11 Parrot
12 Like some colors
13 Park Avenue, for
one
14 Intermission
15 Gab
16 Carolers
17 1973 Masters
winner Tommy
18 Infernal regions
24 European liberal


43 SEAT BELT
SIDESTEP
44 1975 Wimbledon
champ
45 Kind of
instrument
47 Get on the horn
49 "Lady Love"
singer
51 They may get a
licking
52 Spooky
53 To the point
54 Reserved
55 Queeg's
command
57 Get in shape
59 Nick
62 System of
shorthand
63 "The Godfather"
actor
64 Not manual
65 Fusses
66 Lets off steam
67 Shorebirds


68 Missed, with
'for"
69 Shades of blue
72 Torpedoes
75 Like the "ch" in
Bach
76 Composer's pride
78 It's played against
the house


81 Goes along
82 Word that's an
example of itself
83 Bedroom fixture
84 River to the
Rybinsk
Reservoir
85 In groups
86 Package carrier


88 Cruised the Net
89 Nada
90 January in
Guadalajara
91 "It's-- in the
right direction"
93 Boo-boo
95 Prefix with
photo


96 Cardinal
97 Boater's worry
98 Pellets
99 In rapture
100 Classic railroad
name
102 "Whaddaya
know!"
104 "Lala"preceder


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