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Volume 8, no. 23, April 19, 2000 FREE


Development

nixed, appeal

asserted
By Paul Roat
A request to develop two vacant
beachfront lots into four duplex units
was unanimously denied by the
Bradenton Beach City Commission.
The attorney representing the devel-
opers said he would appeal the city's
decision in court within 30 days.
The city commission decision
Thursday capped almost 15 hours of
deliberation by city boards, attracted
scores of residents to the proceedings
and prompted more than 40 letters from
citizens opposed to the project.
The proposed development was so
controversial that it prompted Mayor
Gail Cole to propose seeking a state
grant to buy the property, a proposal he
said he will continue to pursue.
Attorney Steve Thompson repre-
sented the owners of the 1402-1404
Gulf Drive address, Island Inc., and
owners of the adjacent 1410-1412 Gulf
SEE DEVELOPMENT, PAGE 4


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'It'll go from there to there'
Brent Whitehead gives citizens of Bradenton Beach a tour of the property in the 1400 block of Gulf Drive, proposed site of a
pair of duplexes. The Bradenton Beach City Coninission denied the developer's rezoning request. A representative of the
developer said he would file suit in court in an attempt to overturn the city decision. Islander Photo: Paul Roat


Resurrection of city pier restaurant raises questions


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter I
Tropical Storm Keith in 1988 did major damage to
the former Fast Eddie's restaurant on the Anna Maria
City Pier. If the same scenario were to unfold today, it's
likely the city could not rebuild the structure.
They couldn't rebuild because restaurants located
on the water are considered "nonwater dependent struc-
tures" according to Florida law and cannot be rebuilt
if more than 50 percent of the building is destroyed.
However, the same holds true if use of the struc-
ture has been discontinued as in the case of Anna
Maria's pier and 50 percent or more of the structure
has to be replaced in order to "restore the structure to
a safely usable condition."
According to the Florida Bureau of Submerged
Lands and Environmental Resources, a division of the
Florida Department of Environmental Protection,
structures which were previously grandfathered, such
as commercial docking facilities built prior to March


Anna Maria City Pier

lease moves forward
"If you fix it, you can lease it," is the bottom line
for anyone interested in renting the restaurant at Anna
Maria's city pier.
Commissioners held a special workshop Monday
evening to discuss parameters for bids to operate the
pier facilities.
For the city it's a "Catch 22." The pier is in need
of repairs, which Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh said the
city can't afford. And because the restaurant sits va-
PLEASE SEE PIER, NEXT PAGE


1970, are typically required to come under lease by Jan.
1, 1998.
The bureau, by virrue of statehood, has laid claim
to submerged land throughout Florida. Anna Maria's
pier is registered as a grandfathered structure with the
state.
According to Public Works Director Anne Beck,
the city's status regarding jurisdiction of the land un-
der the pier beyond the mean high water line is in limbo
because of pending legislation and a class action law-
suit filed in Key West.
The plaintiffs Key West Conch Harbor who
own stilt and boat houses, are challenging West Palm
Beach's claim with respect to the land beneath their
homes.
Harry Michaels, environmental specialist with the
DEP, told The Islander that the city could apply for a
disclaimer under the Butler Act of 1951, which would
exempt it from state regulation.
Pursuant to the Butler Act, any submerged lands
which were bulkheaded, filled or permanently im-
proved prior to May 29, 1951, may qualify for private
ownership.
However, Michaels said more than half of the ap-
plicants who requested use of state-owned submerged
lands lost their grandfathered status subsequent to the
exemption application.
He said exceptions to allowing nonwater-depen-
dent activities are made, but it wouldn't be typical for
the board of trustees to make an exception for a restau-
rant that was destroyed or renovated beyond 50 per-
cent.
The debate on sovereign lands is presently being
played out in the Florida Legislature. According to "On
the Legislative Front," Sen. Skip Campbell (D-
Tamarac), presented a bill which attempts to resolve
the controversy surrounding the state's claim of sover-


eign lands on properties which have been deeded to
private landowners.
Last year, commissioners discussed razing the res-
taurant and constructing a new building in its place.
Four bids, with a cost between $450,000 and $600,000,
were received at city hall last fall and included replace-
ment of the pier walkway and removal of the restaurant
building.
In February an inspection of the building and its
components was conducted by Michael Conley of
Straight Inspection Service. He stated in his report that
the exterior four walls have siding rot. Some of the sid-
ing has large holes and wall insulation is exposed. He
noted there is evidence of moisture infiltration in the
walls and window perimeters. He also stated that wood
posts, which support the roof between the two build-
ings, are rotted and no longer add structural support to
the posts.
Conley also stated the roof is in fair to poor con-
PLEASE SEE PIER, PAGE 4




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PAGE 2 N APRIL 19, 2000 U THE ISLANDER


Arvida takes one step forward, two steps back


By David Futch and Pat Copeland
Islander Reporters
Arvida came to Bradenton April 11 with a dog-
and-pony show to hype its new 868-unit Perico Island
condominium project.
From the start, however, there was plenty of bark-
ing on the part of folks who live near the project and
didn't like what they heard or saw at the open house at
Bradenton city hall.
More than 200 people crowded the city hall audi-
torium to get some answers from Arvida executives
like Ed Hill, president of the company's central Florida
operations.
What they got was a slick presentation complete
with aerial photographs, projected traffic counts along
Manatee Avenue, an artist's rendition of what the fin-
ished product will look like and the obligatory hours
d'oeuvres.
Most of the crowd didn't bite.
"We've been had," remarked Holmes Beach Com-
missioner Don Maloney after walking into an audito-
rium devoid of chairs and ringed by Arvida represen-
tatives and displays.
"It's a dog and pony show," Holmes Beach resi-
dent and activist Joan Perry noted.
"We were ramrodded into something that was mis-
represented to us," Jerry Messick of Palm Sola Park
said. "People left theirjobs early to come to this and it's
a sham."
As soon as the doors to the auditorium were
opened, people pounced on Hill and other executives
from firms helping Arvida, including project designer
Zoller, Najjar & Shroyer Inc. of Bradenton and
Kimley-Horn Associates, the company doing traffic
studies for Arvida.
As people pounded Hill with questions, Hill asked
them, "Tell me what you want?"
JoAnn Brown, who lives on Perico Island, said,
"We don't want any condominiums and we don't want
eight, 10- and 12-story buildings to look at."
Hill responded, "We bought enough property to do
what we think is a compatible project. In the tallest
buildings, we're talking about eight residential floors
with two floors of parking underneath. Most of the
buildings are more than a half mile north of SR 64
(Manatee Avenue)."
Because of something called "line of sight" and
because mangroves will buffer the buildings, Hill said
the tops of the buildings will be barely visible.
JoAnn Emery, who is on the board of the Perico
Island Club, said her group also opposes the project for
aesthetic reasons as much as for the increased traffic
problems associated with such intense development.
"The bottom line is," Emery said, "we don't want
high-rise buildings out there. Even more upsetting is
that a friend approached (Bradenton) Mayor Wayne
Poston at a Pittsburgh Pirates game two weeks ago and
he said the project is a done deal and nothing is going
to stop it."
Asked if the land deal was complete, Hill said
.Arvida had not closed on the property.
Another Perico Island property owner put
Tuesday's meeting into perspective.
"What this meeting is all about is Arvida is going
to give us sweets and something to drink," Barb Wil-
son said, "and we're supposed to say, 'Oh, yeah. We
like Arvida now.'"
At one point as Hill was being hammered with
questions, he said, "I didn't expect people to come here
today and tell me what a good job we're doing. What
I want to know, is there a sign on my back that says
'Kick Me?'"



Pier lease proposal set
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
cant, no income is coming into city coffers.
Two months ago, a proposal was made by a local
business owner who offered to fix the pier in exchange
for a lease. The proposal seemed to be the answer to the
city's dilemma. Vice Mayor Bob Barlow drew up
specifications for prospective bidders.
The tenant would have to repair the buildings
and pier to comply with inspection reports provided
by Straight Inspection Service and Taylor-Made
Marine Construction, while at the same time pre-
serving the architectural and historic look of the pier.


Hill tried to sooth people's fears about Arvida's
plans for the 343-plus-acre piece of land that for much
of the 20th century was farmed by owner Manatee Fruit
Co. and the Preston family.
Hill said Arvida has 40 years of building commu-
nities like the one planned for the land immediately
north of Galati Perico Island marina.
Asked if Arvida would be willing to lower the
number of stories in the tallest of buildings, Hill said
doing so would make the project unfeasible.
The company has decided to re-think its 95,000,
square-foot commercial area in the Perico project and
has decided to do away with it and build homes there
instead.
"Some of the opposition here tonight is unique,"
Hill said. "Traditionally people like our communities."
Arvida has a firm foothold in Sarasota County and
Longboat Key where the company built the Longboat
Key Club and Grand Bay condominium. The company
also built an entire city in Broward County, naming it
Weston.
Arvida has yet to pick a name for the Perico Island
project and have given it the preliminary name "Pro-
posed Arvida/Bradenton Community."
George Deakin of Kimley-Horn Associates an-
swered questions regarding traffic increases the project
poses.


The minimum rent would be $5,000 a month with
annual cost-of-living adjustments. The term would be
10 years with a five-year renewal option. Six months
advance rent would be due upon signing a negotiated
lease agreement. The city would also require a finan-
cial statement from the lessee.
The tenant would be required to maintain the
pier and building at its expense. The pier and build-
ings would be inspected annually by a licensed in-
spection service to verify that it's properly main-
tained. If service is not completed within 30 days, the
city has the option to rescind tenant's occupancy.
Tenant would provide and operate a bait shop
and family-oriented restaurant and be required to
have all necessary licenses, including a blanket fish-
ing license. Minimum hours of operation would be
from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Tenant would provide all licenses and insurance,
listing the city as named insured, and comply with all
federal, state, county and city codes and ordinances.


The proposal
Arvida is propos-
ing a large
development on
Perico Island, just
across the Anna
Maria Island
Bridge from the
Island. According
to developer
representative Ed
Hill, "We bought
enough property
to do what we
think is a compat-
ible project. In the
tallest buildings,
we're talking
about eight
residential floors
with twofloors of
parking under-
neath. Most of the
buildings are
more than a half
mile north of SR
64 (Manatee
C) *Avenue)." The
Bradenton
Planning Com-
mission will
discuss the matter
S"------ -- Wednesday, April
19, at 3 p.m. at
Bradenton City
Hall.


Deakin said Manatee County Planning Department
figures show that during a hurricane evacuation 28
vehicles per minute is the maximum capacity of two-
lane Manatee Avenue up to 75th Street.
Deakin said Arvida's project will add only one car
per minute to that equation.
Diane Thanas, a resident of Perico Bay Club, said
the county figures and Arvida's claim of one vehicle
per minute are not part of reality.
The reality is, according to one resident, Manatee
Avenue already is inaccessible to the people who live
on Perico Island. Right-hand turns on to Manatee Av-
enue are not a problem. But left-hand turns are impos-
sible, the resident said.
"The last two weeks, the Palma Sola Causeway has
been a mess. I think Arvida is underestimating the ve-
hicle traffic," Thanas said. "Everyone I talk to in Perico
Bay Club is concerned about the traffic. If you don't
leave at the right time of day or one-half hour earlier
than you normally would, you can't get anywhere.
'There's a genuine fear about how they're going to
deal with the traffic problem this project is going to
cause. I've lived here 10 years, winter and summer, and
the traffic gets worse every year.
"On a beach day, Manatee Avenue is not the place
to be. On a hurricane evacuation day, well, I don't even
want to think about that."


Lessee would also be required to work with local fire
district to provide fire protection.
Residents attending the meeting objected to the
rent and wanted to see the fee based on a percentage of
revenue.
The former commission agreed on $5,000 a month
or 6 percent of sales, whichever is greater, but
Deffenbaugh said he's not looking for the city to get
rich off the deal.
Commissioner Tom Skoloda argued against a per-
centage, saying "that's what got us in trouble last time
around and we lost the last lease."
Commissioners were unable to give a specific fig-
ure for repair of the pier, restaurant and bait shop.
Deffenbaugh said $200,000 would be in the ballpark.
City Attorney Jim Dye was directed by the com-
mission to draft a bid proposal based on Barlow's
guidelines, which will be presented at the next city
commission meeting.
That meeting will be held on Thursday, April 27.







THE ISLANDER U APRIL 19, 2000 9 PAGE 3

Officials ays bridge penings during Meetings -


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Thousands of lives could be in jeopardy.
That's what emergency officials in Manatee and
Sarasota Counties say about a new Coast Guard


policy regarding bridge openings dur-
ing hurricanes.
The current policy for both coun-
ties is that bridges to the islands are
locked down upon issuance of a man-
datory evacuation order by their
county commissions.
Coast Guard officials are propos-
ing that island bridges open at 20-
minute intervals until four hours be-
fore gale force winds hit. Gale force


cil. "Therefore, any reduction in capacity of those
roadways will have a direct impact on the county
evacuation decision-making."
According to planners, Manatee County's
evacuation time would be increased by 70 minutes


A potential of
2,810 people would
be at risk if the
Anna Maria Island
and Cortez bridges
are closed for 10
minutes per hour.
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winds are sustained winds at 39 mph or 34 knots.
Both counties recently passed resolutions asking
-to maintain their current policy with the exception of
the Longboat Pass Bridge, which will continue to
open until four hours before the arrival of gale force
winds. Officials said this will give boaters in the
Gulf an entry into the Intracoastal Waterway. -
Laurie Feagans, Manatee County's chief of
emergency management said officials.will wait un-
til the end of the week for a reply, then follow up.
"The Coast Guard's main concern is for mari-
ners and fishermen to have an avenue to come in
from the Gulf and we did that with the Longboat
Pass Bridge," Feagans explained. "We don't want
anyone being trapped."
The issue came to the attention of emergency of-
ficials last year. Feagans and her husband Gregg,
Sarasota County's director of emergency manage-
ment, consulted with their regional planning coun-
cils about the issue.
-"Since the bridges in Manatee County are criti-
cal links for the county, they determine the overall
county evacuation time," said Betti C. Johnson,
planner for the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Coun-


and Sarasota's County's evacuation
time would be increased by 1.8 hours, at
a minimum.
However, Johnson noted that the fig-
ures are based on an eight-year-old
study and new clearance times will be
significantly higher.
In July, 30 representatives of local
governments from both counties re-
cently met with a Coast Guard represen-
tative to discuss the issue.


At that meeting Laurie Feagans said that a poten-
tial of 1,295 vehicles, or 2,810 people, would be at
risk if the Anna Maria Island and Cortez bridges are
closed for 10 minutes per hour. A minimum of 1,260
vehicles, or 2,734 people would be at risk in
Sarasota County.
Emergency officials also pointed out that the
policy does not take into account:
Severe weather and high wind gusts that may
damage. bridges.
Stalling vehicles and vehicle accidents.
Boat traffic volume.
The potential for boats to get stuck under
bridge spans due to turbulent water, thus hindering
bridge closings.
Draw span malfunctions.
The potential speeding up of a storm and er-
ratic, unpredictable storm tracks.
Day versus night evacuation.
Flooding of access roads such as the Palma
Sola Causeway.
However, the Coast Guard representative attend-
ing the meeting said he had no authority to act and
would report officials' concerns to his superiors.


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April 20, 5 p.m., Commission work session for public
records and Sunshine Law seminar/briefing.
April 24, 7:30 p.m., Planning and Zoning Board.
April 27, 7 p.m., Commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
778-0781.

Bradenton Beach
April 20, 1 p.m., Commission meeting. Agenda: pre-
sentation on economic development council by Mana-
tee Chamber of Commerce, presentation on quality of
life issues by David Dubats, consent agenda and pub-
lic comment.
April 20, 6:30 p.m., Board of Adjustment.
April 25, 1 p.m., Scenic Highway Designation Study
Group.
April 27, 6 p.m., Public forum on anchorage manage-
ment.
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778-1005.

Holmes Beach
April 20, 10 a.m., Stormwater Study Group.
April 25, 7 p.m., Commission meeting followed by
work session.
April 27, 2 p.m., Code Enforcement Board, tentative.
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April 20, 7 p.m., Anna Maria and West Side fire dis-
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* The administrative offices of the Town of Longboat
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PAGE 4 9 APRIL 19, 2000 0 THE ISLANDER

Development denied
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Drive site, Beach Development. The property is across
Gulf Drive from Bermuda Bay, a 28-unit condo
project.
Thompson said the two duplexes would be similar in
style to Bermuda Bay. He requested, and received, state
approval to develop the property and fleetingly received
city approval from a previous building official.
However, when current Building Official Roger Titus
reviewed the plans he discovered the area in question was
classified as a preservation area under the city's compre-
hensive plan. The issue under discussion was whether that
zoning classification was correctly assigned.
Thompson and his consultants said the preserva-
tion zone designation was in error and that the area had
no special characteristics that would prompt its protec-
tion from development.
The Bradenton Beach Planning and Zoning Com-
mission haltingly agreed, but in its recommendation
approving the development to the city commission
urged review of old maps and records to determine why
the property was zoned for preservation.
City Commissioner Dawn Baker led the charge in
rejecting the proposal.
"The experts are entitled to their opinions," she
said, "but we live here. That area has a particular vul-
nerability to storm and flooding, and evacuation and a
safety route off the Island are also factors.
"The zoning on that property was established after
many, many public hearings, and no one at the time
ever came forward about that property."
Vice Mayor John Chappie echoed her comments.
"Where you see inconsistencies in land use, I see
consistency," he said. "Where you see error, I see a
plan our comprehensive plan."
Chappie read extensive elements of the city's com-
prehensive plan into the record to back up his opposi-
tion to the development.
After the city commission denied the rezoning re-
quest, Thompson said he was confident a judge would
overrule the decision.
"I don't believe there was any substantial evidence
provided into the record to warrant the denial," Thomp-
son said. "Even the city's planner [Bill Brisson] said
the preservation designation was made in error."


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edition due to excessive rust, nail pops and holes in the
metal sheeting. He recommended the city replace all of
the roof, or at least the damaged area.
An inspection of the pier's structure was also un-
dertaken. Jim Taylor of Taylor-Made Marine Construc-
tion recommended the entire pier walkway be replaced,
or at a minimum, the last half of the walkway leading
to the terminus.
Commissioners have yet to outline a formal bid
process for a tenant and haven't yet requested another
opinion as to the pier's condition. They have received
proposals from business persons who have offered to
repair the structure and its buildings in exchange for a
long-term restaurant lease.
Also unknown is whether or not the city will lose
its grandfathered status regarding zoning laws pertain-
ing to the sale of alcoholic beverages on the city pier.
According to the city's alcohol beverage ordi-
nance, premises where alcohol beverages are sold or
dispensed prior to 1987 are exempt from the city's
2,500-foot distance requirement unless the establish-
ment discontinues selling alcoholic beverages for a
period longer than 120 days or more during any 12-
month period.
The 2,500-foot distance requirement prevents es-


Clouds
over pier
Dark clouds
may be over
the Anna
Maria City
Pier if state
officials
deny a
restaurant
there.
Islander
Photo:
Paul Roat


tablishments from selling alcohol that are within 2,500
feet of another establishment selling alcohol, or 2,500
feet from a church.
Exceptions are made for establishments closed for
the purpose of marketing or sale of property, suspen-
sion of license by the state's regulatory board, or tem-
porary closing for a reasonable time for remodeling or
reconstruction.
The restaurant was closed in October following
nine months of lease negotiations between the city and
its former tenant. The previous administration opted to
leave the building vacant and directed its attention to
restoration of the pier.
The pier itself was closed by former Mayor Chuck
Shumard in December because he deemed it unsafe. It
was reopened up to the terminus in February following
preliminary repairs undertaken by the new administra-
tion.
If a determination is made that the city lost its
grandfather status, the future tenant could apply for a
special use permit that allows for the sale of beer and
wine so long as the applicant derives 60 percent of
gross income from food sales. No bars are allowed
under the special use permit.
Reconstruction of the pier's structure and buildings
has not been undertaken and is still an ongoing topic of
discussion among city officials. A special workshop on
the matter was held Monday, April 17.


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THE ISLANDER M APRIL 19, 2000 0 PAGE 5

Beach traffic light now slated for October


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Installation of a new traffic light at the intersec-
tion of Manatee Avenue and Gulf Drive is slated for
October, said DOT Project Administrator Tony
Russo last week.
The project will include a pedestrian crosswalk and
a concrete traffic island. Work will take 45 days.
The light was approved by Holmes Beach city
commissioners last year after considering three options
-,a traffic light, a roundabout or leaving the intersec-
tion as it is. In addition to DOT's recommendation for
a light, commissioners sought an opinion from a Mana-
tee County traffic engineer, who concurred with DOT.
The DOT recommendation was the result of a
study of traffic volumes, turning patterns and accidents


and the resulting economic loss at the intersection in
January and February 1997.
According to the study, the majority of vehicles
going through the intersection were southbound -
turning east from Gulf Drive onto Manatee Avenue and
northbound turning right through the current yield
from Manatee Avenue onto Gulf Drive.
There were 16 collisions in the intersection from
January 1994 to December 1996. Eight were angle
collisions, seven were front-to-rear collisions and one
was a single vehicle collision. The economic loss was
$352,000, or $117,333 annually, based on an average
of $22,000 per collision.
After hearing the engineer's recommendation Po-
lice Chief Jay Romine said he also favored a light.
Drivers, especially visitors, are confused about who has


the right of way "and it takes only one person to be
confused to cause a problem," Romine noted.
Deborah L. Snyder, assistant traffic operations
engineer for DOT, said the cycling can be controlled to
keep the two main traffic lanes flowing smoothly. She
said DOT will cycle the light at the city's direction and
that pedestrians will be able to trip the light.
The light's major detractor has been Commissioner.
Pat Geyer who's had a business Duffy's Tavern -
at the corner for 30 years. Geyer said she believes a
light will cause traffic to back up.
In the event of a traffic disaster, such as a sud-
den storm that causes hundreds of beachgoers flee
the beach at one time, police will be able to go to the
intersection and manually control the light, Snyder
said.


Causeway bridge renovations bumped to July


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Islanders received a short reprieve from the
so-called necessary nightmare a planned
project by the Florida Department of Transpor-
tation to replace two bridges on the Palma Sola
Causeway.
The $1.4 million project was slated to begin
in March 2000 and end in May 2001. However,
the start date has been changed to July 10 and
work will take 400 days to complete, DOT
Project Administrator Tony Russo said.
The work includes raising the Palma Sola
and Perico bridges five-and-a-half feet, widen-
ing the two traffic lanes, adding emergency
lanes on each side of the traffic lanes and add-
ing a sidewalk/bicycle path on the north side to
the Anna Maria Island Bridge.
The work will be done by Laware Construc-
tion of Leesburg, Fla., and Tampa Bay Engi-


neering will be in charge of construction inspection.
Last fall, local police and fire officials expressed
concerns about the concrete barriers that will line the
project area on both sides of the road.
From east to west, the barriers for the Palma
Sola Bridge will be in place from the boat ramp to
just past the picnic tables.
The barriers will begin again for the Perico
Bridge just past the Reef restaurant and end at 107th
Court West at Perico Shores.
Police and fire officials said motorists will have
no place to pull over during vehicle accidents or runs
across the causeway by emergency vehicles. They
said it will be difficult to evacuate injured motorists
and move damaged vehicles after accidents.
Officials requested that DOT officials designate
two helicopter landing zones for removing injured
motorists. They also asked that DOT contract for a
tow truck to be on call during peak hours and all day
on Saturday and Sundays.


"The DOT will maintain areas to be acces-
sible to helicopter landings and a tow truck will
be on site during peak hours," Russo noted.
"Bradenton Fire Chief Mark Souders and In-
spector Jan Ross were very helpful in bringing
forth these safety concerns."
Police and fire officials were also concerned
about the safety of causeway beachgoers due to
the large amount of equipment and storage areas
needed for the project. They suggested that the
causeway beaches and sidewalk/bicycle path be
closed for the duration of the project.
"In March the Bradenton City Council voted
to concur with the DOT and close the section of
beach between the barricades within the con-
struction zone," Russo said.
In May Florida Power and Light will begin
moving power poles on the causeway in antici-
pation of the bridge project, Russo said. How-
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Opinion


Hooray for Anna Maria
Congratulations are slightly overdue to the new
mayor and commissioners in Anna Maria.
Gary Deffenbaugh, Jay Hill, Tom Skoloda and
Bob Barlow jumped into their new ranks at city hall to
accomplish goals and campaign promises and they
haven't done too bad.
They moved with haste to open as much of the city
pier as possible. Almost as quickly, they addressed
concerns over a much-maligned drainage project.
They hired a new law firm and scheduled seminars
for city officials and staff on the Sunshine Law. They
amended the city's alcohol ordinance.
They even removed the, much-despised signs on
North Bay Boulevard's humpback bridge.
And, there are new friendly, office staff members
at city hall to meet the needs of the new administration
and the public, as well as the experience necessary to
comply with Florida's public records laws.
Whew.
Well, of course, there's more to do. A quickly or-
ganized special meeting was held Monday night (with-
out the opportunity for notice in this newspaper) to
address the future of the city pier.
The direction there focused on a restaurant lease
that would require the tenant to rebuild the restaurant
and pay $5,000 a month and no percentage of rev-
enue.
Please, tell us it ain't so.

Shame, shame
After nine months of deliberation with the former
tenant, who left the pier facilities bait shop and res-
taurant in total disrepair, we're back to step one.
We're left scratching our collective heads as to why
this commission wouldn't want to model its city pier lease
after Bradenton Beach, which by the way, brought that
city more than $100,000 in revenue last year.
There's also plenty of "free money" out there as
evidenced in Bradenton Beach as well for repairs
and renovation.
The commission should be working to get the best
deal for the city not the prospective tenant. And, not
to sound like a broken record, but this was a bone of
contention with the former administration.
We're appalled that former tenant John Home's
concerns over the lease were taken into consideration.
Hasn't he done enough damage?
And, certainly there's a better deal out there for the
city if the commissioners are willing to hammer out a



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lease that both protects and serves the city.
If the pier is a "gold mine," as many say, the rush
is on, and hopefully residents won't be left with fool's
gold.

Boo hoo
With this week's edition, we learn the city has


more obstacles to face at the state level to reinstate a
restaurant on the pier.
The state doesn't allow restaurants over the water
any longer and the city's status regarding the sub-
merged land at the pier is also in limbo.
A restaurant lease may be a moot point. And, the
commission probably wasn't aware of it until they read
this issue of The Islander.


Opinion


Apology and clarification
I would like to respond to Janet Hill's letter in
your April 12 edition.
I have written to Mr. and Mrs. Hill apologizing
for any offense my letter caused them. It was not my
intention to do so, and I regret that it appeared that
way. My comment was not a personal attack, who
my husband and I supported in his campaign, and
whom we believe will be a great asset to the Anna
Maria City Commission.
I do not believe I implied that Jay Hill had not
disqualified himself from.the pier debate. I acknowl-
edge the fact that Mr. Hill did indeed say so at the
March 9 meeting, but the wider public will not be
aware of this fact and I believe it is pertinent to the
entire pier question.
The point of my comment was not to cast aspersions
on Mr. Hill's integrity, for that is without question, but to
bring to the public's notice the fact that Mr. Hill is Mr.
Shoenfelder's attorney and as such can not take part in any
of the discussion regarding the pier.
It will be a difficult decision to make, and I per-
sonally think the debate would have been enriched
by Jay's participation.
Vivienne Barnes, Anna Maria

Stock up?
If Mrs. [Janet] Hill is going to defend her husband,
Commissioner [Jay] Hill, in the "Your Opinion" sec-
tion of The Islander each and every time someone takes
issue with him, then I suggest she have an ample sup-


ply of paper, pens and stamps.
She could be very busy over the next two years.
Robert McElheny, Anna Maria (ex-city com-
missioner)

Thanks for benefit participation
We would like to thank all who contributed to
and participated in the third annual benefit to raise
funds for the Lou Fiorentino Memorial Scholarship
Fund. It is because of their generosity that the event
was a huge success.
We know Lou would be proud of how our com-
munity came together for this event and of the out-
pouring of love and support shown by all.
In the past two years the benefits have raised
$24,000 for the fund. Using a portion of that money,
the scholarship committee sent 31 Island youths to
summer residential camps and purchased a four-tile
design in Lou's name for the wall at Anna Maria El-
ementary School.
This year's benefit raised $8,000 for the fund.
This summer we plan to award $200 scholarships to
10 students.
Our goal is to build a permanent endowment
fund for the annual scholarships. Thank you for
helping us get closer to our goal. We encourage all
of you to participate in next year's benefit.
Benefit committee members Rene and David
Bannigan; Maureen DiPaola; Doug and Pat
Copeland; and Herb Haller and Laura Ritter; Roger
and Annie Mousseau


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OpinionM
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Just say 'no' Arvida
The following is an open letter to Bradenton Mayor
Wayne Poston.
The Arvida Corporation's open house in reference to
its proposed development of Perico Island was not an
opportunity for public input.
I have an opinion about this project and as a property
owner and taxpayer in Manatee County for 24 years, I
hope it will be duly considered.
Last week I took an airboat tour of the Perico Island
area to better understand the situation (I urge you and your
council members to do the same) and spoke to a number
of local citizens familiar with the area. What I learned
fueled the opinion that the Arvida project should not pro-
ceed or any other development for that matter.
The Perico Island area is an environmentally sensitive
area and is the last available shoreline property in Mana-
tee County that could become, if not surpass, the Ding
Darling Refuge on Sanibel Island. A Perico Island Refuge,
if developed as such, could be a user-friendly attraction.for
the good citizens of Bradenton and indeed the State of
Florida.
If the Arvida project proceeds, all citizens would be
deprived forever of this priceless area of Florida natural
beauty and wilderness. The short-term benefit of an in-
crease in the tax base should not be the deciding factor.
Long term, Bradenton loses if development proceeds. At
the present time, some of the wildlife in the area, in addi-
tion to the expected opossum and raccoon, are: gopher
(land) turtles, red fox, bobcat, otter, Indigo snakes, osprey
and eagles, to name only a few.
I am also advised that arrowheads have been found
there and possibly American Indian burial mounds.
For Arvida to compare Longboat Key with this site
is ludicrous. When all is said and done, Longboat Key,
particularly at the south end, is really only high class ur-
ban sprawl (Mote Marine the exception) with very little
thought given to public access.
I respectfully suggest the city of Bradenton reconsider


this entire project in light of the priceless heritage they
hold in their hands. I cannot believe the citizens of
Bradenton would want its council to lose control of the
land for any price. As the Manatee County annual report
says, "We must do our utmost to protect.our precious
natural resources."
David Cornish, Holmes Beach

Hammer home the message?
These words relate to a street gang member from
Tampa who got his kicks by cruising a well-heeled com-
munity north of the city in early morning hours with his
radio volume at full blast. Getting an irate response, he
was soon joined in agonizing torment by others of his ilk.
Citizens of the community, however, were well connected
at the legislative level, and Florida's 1991 "boom box"
statute was enacted. Noise emanating from a vehicle
which could be heard by a person of normal hearing be-
yond a distance of 100 feet would be in violation.
Within a year, Bradenton Beach adopted its noise
ordinance, specifying compliance from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.
and all day on Sundays, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
It's obvious this law doesn't enjoy much support for
one who is paying immense taxes on a wonderful home
in which the bedroom is about 120 feet from Gulf Drive.
It is extremely apparent numerous times during each
Sunday's massive exodus from Coquina Beach when the
living room TV is drowned out by drumbeat, not simply
heard by a person of normal hearing, but after penetrating
closed doors, heavy walls and double-pane glass windows
in an air-conditioned residence. Bedroom walls frequently
vibrate after midnight.
So, let's throw in the Constitution. If some jerk wants
to destroy his hearing in his own environment, so be it. But
no one has the right to invade and destroy the guaranteed
sanctity of a tightly secured home via a boom box in ex-
cess of 100 feet away simply to get kicks. Or, put another
way, one has no right to take a ballpeen hammer and break
out the offender's headlights.


The displayed mindset is, obviously, a pathetic, incon-
sistent exhibition to attract attention by injecting misery
from someone who has nothing of quality. Sadly, our
Constitution is trashed in the process, but who cares? Af-
ter all, the hammer solution, although logical, probably
would get someone arrested. It is hoped, however, some-
body will get the message.
Jim Kissick Bradenton Beach

Revelations from old mistake
Now about that error a Holmes Beach city official
made 15 years ago and the city is not willing to indem-
nify for its mistake: You know, the city allowing some
downstairs walls to remain after a nonconforming du-
plex unit was removed. And now they're demanding
the walls be removed. Fifteen years later.
Who is the Chuck Stealey fellow who says "It's
wrong and there's nothing we can do about that"? Who
made Mr. Stealey mayor? Boy, does this guy love
power or what. No wonder there are so many lawyers.
Who is this Joan Perry lady who said "... we will
not tolerate FEMA violations"? Sounds like she works
for the federal government or something, doesn't it? I
thought she might work for the citizens of Holmes
Beach but I guess not.
You might remember me as the fellow who hates
FEMA and all its minions. After $43,000 spent and a
lawsuit lost by the City of Anna Maria in April 1992,
I can well guess who will lose this potential lawsuit.
But why should Stealey and Perry care? The over-
zealous board members in Anna Maria didn't care ei-
ther in 1991 when they decided to go to court. After all,
they weren't paying the legal fees, now, were they?
Well, let me tell you this. Many lawsuits later and
not one won by the City of Anna Maria and now we are
facing a rather large tax hike here. And just about all
the people who caused this are gone from the Island.
That's how my peers make a living.
Doug Dowling, Anna Maria


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Easter observances this weekend on Island


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Sunrise services will begin Easter Sunday worship
on both Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key, annual
celebrations of the Resurrection that attract thousands
of worshipers.
Both will begin at 6:30 a.m., Anna Maria's at the
Manatee County Public Beach and Longboat's at
Bayfront Park.
Experienced worshipers at both all-faith services
advise that people should bring chairs or blankets for
seating.
Anna Maria Island's service will be the 37th
such event. It is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of
Anna Maria Island and involves all seven of the
Island's churches. The offering will go to all the
churches, adding to the $100,000 donated over the
years.
Dr. William "Billy" Dawes, pastor of Island
Baptist Church, will offer the invocation; Mary
Anderson, first reader of First Church of Christ Sci-
entist, will give the Scripture readings; Rev. Gary
Batey of Roser Memorial Community Church will
deliver the sermon; Rev. Danith Kilts of Gloria Dei
'Lutheran Church will give the benediction; Jeff
Asbury, Kiwanis co-chairman with William Tester,
will give the welcome: and Ryan Langley will pro-
vide special music.
Longboat Key's Easter worship service will have
Rev. Kenneth Gill, senior minister of Longboat Island
Chapel, as speaker.
Special music will be by John Dewey, Bobby Blair
("the Lost Mountain Song Writer") and guest soloist
Virginia Halquist.
The Easter celebration is open to all residents and
visitors.
In addition to the sunrise services, there are these
other Holy Week and Easter Sunday services at our
churches (including telephone numbers where further
information may be obtained):
Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.


On Holy Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Holy
Eucharist service each day at 10 a.m.
Maundy Thursday, prayer group at 9 a.m.; Holy
Eucharist at 9:30 a.m.; Foot Washing, Holy Eucharist
and Stripping of the Altar at 7:30 p.m.; Prayer Vigil at
the Altar of Repose from 8:30 p.m. until 12:30 a.m.
Good Friday, Prayer Vigil at the Altar of Repose
from 6 a.m. until noon; Mass of the Pre-Sanctified and
Solemn Collects at noon; Stations of the Cross at 1
p.m.; confessions from 1:30 to 2 p.m.
Saturday, Easter Eve, the congregation will cel-
ebrate the Great Vigil of Easter at 8 p.m.
Easter Sunday, Festive Celebrations of the Holy
Eucharist: Rite I at 7 a.m., Rite II family liturgy at 9
a.m., choral Rite I at 11 a.m.
Father Richard G. Fellows, rector. (778-1638)
Harvey Memorial Community Church, 300
Church St., Bradenton Beach.
Maundy Thursday, potluck supper at 6 p.m. with
Holy Communion celebrated around the table.
Easter Sunday, worship service at 10:30 a.m.
Rev. William Grossman, interim pastor. (730-
4883)
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
Maundy Thursday, services at 10:30 a.m. and 7:15
p.m.
Good Friday, prayer and meditation services at 2
and 7:15 p.m., Bobette Willingham reading "It Is Fin-
ished," explaining Mary mother of Jesus.
Saturday, Resurrection celebration with Holy
Communion at 5:30 p.m.
Easter Sunday, worship services at 8 and 10:30
a.m.
Rev. Danith L. Kilts, pastor. (778-1813)
First Church of Christ Scientist, 6300 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
Wednesday night service at 7:30.
Easter Sunday, regular service will be incorporated
into the Easter season at 10:30 a.m. with appropriate
reading. Mary Anderson is first reader, Alice Reed sec-
ond reader.


Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna
Maria City.
Good Friday, Jewish Seder Passover service at 7
p.m., with the public invited to the special service.
Easter Sunday, identical services at 8:30 and 10:50
a.m. with music by the Sanctuary Choir and the Praise
Team..
Dr. William E. "Billy" Daws, pastor. (778-0719)
Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria City.
Maundy Thursday, Communion service at 9 p.m.
in the chapel with special choir music.
Good Friday, service at noon in the sanctuary.
Easter Sunday services, 9 and 11 a.m. with special
music, Rev. Gary Batey delivering the sermon at both
on "Who Will Lift the Stone Away?"
Rev. Gary Batey, pastor. (778-0414)
St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor
Drive, Holmes Beach.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Mass at 8:30
a.lm.
Holy Thursday, Evening Mass of the Lord's Sup-
per at 7 p.m.
Good Friday, simplified Passion Liturgy at noon,
with the church remaining open until 3 p.m. for prayer.
Holy Saturday, confessions from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.,
with individual Sacrament of Reconciliation offered
and Easter food baskets blessed; Easter Vigil Mass at
7 p.m.
Easter Sunday, Masses at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m.
Father John H.R. Ellis, pastor. (778-4769)
Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico
Drive.
Maundy Thursday, potluck dinner at 5 p.m., ser-
vice'at 6 p.m. in the chapel.
Good Friday, service at noon.
Easter Sunday, services at 8:30 and 11 a.m. in the
chapel with Rev. Kenneth Gill speaking, and special
music planned; adult Bible study at 9:45 a.m.; nursery
available at the 11 a.m. service.
Rev. Kenneth Gill, senior minister; Rev. Cleda
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Million Mom March in nation's capital in May
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Islander Correspondent to march up Main Street. 1 to 5 p.m. April 29. Games will keep children busy
e probably hundreds of local women join the "So the march will be march from your car to Five while their mothers rally, and Hoffman is signing up


Million Moms March in May in Washington, D.C.,
local women will have one of their own likely thou-
sands strong.
Several hundred women in Manatee and Sarasota
counties have signed up to go to the big march on
Mother's Day, May 14, said Janet Hoffman, two-
county coordinator of the affair who is manager of the
Waterfront Cortez program.
And thousands have signed petitions supporting
the march and indicated they'd like to have,one here,
she said. So she is arranging one that she had hoped
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dren per day in the U.S., "more than the next 25 indus-
trial nations combined."
She has arranged round-trip bus transportation and
two nights in Washington hotels for $120, and believes
it will end up about $50 when funds-raising is com-
pleted.
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The movement's local phone number is 761-2999.
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attend summer residential camps of their choosing.
All Island students in fourth through eighth grade
living in Anna Maria, Holmes Beach or Bradenton
Beach are eligible.
The scholarships are a memorial to Fiorentino, a
long-time Island Little League coach and umpire.
Funds for the scholarships are raised in an annual ben-
efit held at the Anna Maria Island Community Center
and are deposited in a special account there.
Applications will be available by April 19 at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria; Anna Maria Elementary School,
4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach; King Middle School,
600 75th St. N.W., Bradenton; and'Sugg Middle
School, 3801 59th Street W., Bradenton.
Applications must be turned in or mailed to the
Center at the above address and must be received by
May 17, 2000.
For further information, call the Center's Director
of Development Scott Dell at 778--1908.

Butterfly group to hold sale
on April 22
The North American Butterfly Association,
Manasota Chapter, will hold a booth sale on Saturday,
April 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Marco Polo Pizza,
3244 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach.
The group will be selling bricks, T-shirts and but-
terfly accessories for the home to raise funds for the
Anna Maria Island Butterfly Garden. The garden is in
progress between Holmes Beach City Hall and the Is-
land Branch Library.
Bricks will be engraved with the buyer's name or
the name of a club or business. T-shirts in various de-
signs will also be solid

Three old-timers to speak
on Longboat history
A "Pioneer Panel" of three early residents will dis-
cuss the Longboat Key of yore when the Longboat Key
Historical Society meets at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 20,
at the Bayfront Recreation Center, 4052 Gulf of
Mexico Drive.
The speakers will tell of life in the 1940s.and '50s,
raising families with no air conditioning but plenty of
mosquitoes, formation of the town and fist fights at
governmental organizational meetings. Further infor-
mation is available at 383-4066.

Hurricane Dessert Cruise
starts Saturday
The fifth annual Hurricane Dessert Cruise of the
Manatee County Chapter of the American Red Cross
will be Saturday evening, April 22, raising funds for
disaster victims.
Boarding of the "Showboat" next to the Seafood
Shack in Cortez will be between 5:30 and 5:50 p.m.,
with departure at 6 p.m. for a trip to the Sunshine Sky-
way bridge.
There are still openings for the dessert special,
ranging, from $3,000 for 10 boarding passes to $50 for
one person. Details are available at 792-8686.

'Survival Skills for Healthy
Families' offered at Center
Family foundation workshops titled "Survival
Skills for Healthy Families" will be conducted at 8:30
p.m. Tuesday instead of 7 p.m. as in the past by the
Anna Maria Island Community Center.
The next session will feature "Family Meetings
and Logical Consequences" on April 25, the meeting
place Anna Maria Island Elementary School, 4700
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Co-facilitators will be Center family therapist
Shirley Romberger and school guidance counselor
Cindi Harrison. There is a one-time fee of $5 for all
sessions. Further information may be obtained at 778-
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Bring Suzy back
The lonely boys at the Drift In Lounge in Bradenton
Beach are without their dancing partner, Suzi. She
was pilfered two weeks ago. A small reward is being
offered for her safe return. No questions will be
asked. Anyone with information who can help crack
this case and return Suzi to the Drift is urged to call
Manager Jeannie Panttila at 778-9088.

Artist Voyles will sign her
artwork on T-shirts
Joan Voyles will sign her artwork now printed on
T-shirts from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, April 21, at AMI
West, 9801 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria City.
The artist and the shop have collaborated fre-
quently to promote Island historical and cultural sites.
The T-shirts are in men's, women's and some
children's sizes, priced from $18 to $23. Further infor-
mation is available at 778-6877.

Chambers of commerce plan
Staff Appreciation Day
Staff Appreciation Day will be noted at a luncheon
Wednesday, April 26, sponsored by the Anna Maria
Island and Longboat Key Chambers of Commerce.
The affair will begin 11:30 a.m. at the Chart House
restaurant, 201 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.
Reservations are to be made at 778-1541 by Friday,
April 21. It is to "reward your hard-working staff and
celebrate their absolute necessity," said the Anna Maria
organization, and is open also to the self-employed.
Also on that day the Anna Maria chamber will host
a business card exchange from 5 to 7 p.m. at Sand &
Sea Villas, 109 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City.

Deadline nears under AID
scholarship program
Islanders who need help continuing their education
beyond high school may still apply for scholarships
under the All Islands Denominations program.
The deadline for applications is May 1, said Rob-
ert Meylan of the organization of all the churches on
Anna Maria Island. The application process starts with
a phone call to him at 778-5287 or to any church office.
Scholarship assistance is available for college tu-
ition or technical training, he said. Applicants must be
Island residents, show evidence of community service
and be willing to participate in an interview.

Key chamber breakfast
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By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
There are still a few individual tickets left for the
Affaire to Remember, 2000 edition. But they are van-
ishing fast as word spreads about what they buy.
The Affaire, the Anna Maria Island Community
Center's principal fundraiser, will be Saturday evening,
May 13 in the grand ballroom of St. Bernard Catholic
Church.
Trudy Moon, chairing the huge event for the fifth
year, said her volunteers have been focusing on selling
$575 tables for eight and ultimately could barely keep
up with the orders. The few tickets left go for $75 each
at the Center, or telephone 778-1908.
What the Affaire guests get is the premier night out
on the Island with champagne reception, catered din-
ner, dancing, an auction for items "better than ever
before."
A sample of the "better than evers": Three days
and two nights at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas includ-
ing airline tickets; a week in Maine including air tick-
ets; Wisconsin tailgate party for 20; business package,
including Islander advertising, Dunkin Donuts, logo
shirts, soda machine.


Pelican Man Earth Day
celebration Saturday
A tree planting and Native American ceremony
will be featured at a public celebration of Earth. Day
Saturday, April 22, at the Pelican Man's Bird Sanctu-
ary on City Island, off the south ramp of the New Pass
bridge.
The ceremonies will begin with a special tree
planting at 11:30 a.m., followed by a rendition of
"Trees" by Dick Westburg, winter resident of
Longboat Key and a volunteer at the sanctuary.
At noon the Native American Mockingbird Clan
will conduct a ceremony, with the clan mother praying
and singers and drummers honoring the earth at the
habitat of the sanctuary's bald eagle, Liberty.
A life-size pelican sculpture will be awarded at a
drawing and refreshments will be served. Further infor-
mation is available at 388-4444.


Obituaries

Robert J. Bruce
Robert J. Bruce, 53, of Bradenton Beach, died
April 15.
Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Bruce came to Manatee
County in 1999 from New Castle, Del. He was a
painter. He was a Catholic.
Services and burial will be in Wilmington, Del. Me-
morial contributions may be made to Hospice of South-
west Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd.. Sarasota FL 34238. Pal-
metto Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He is survivedcby son Charles Simpkins of Charles-
ton, S.C.; daughters Madeline of Wilmington and Tina
Simpkins of Newark, Del.; sisters Judy Lawther of Pitts-
burgh, Marie Swiacki of Westmont, N.J. and Helen
Thorkelsen of Longboat Key; and one grandchild.

Anthony F. Cascio Sr.
Anthony F. Cascio Sr. of Holmes Beach died April
13 in New Haven, Conn.
Mr. Cascio was born in New London, Conn. He
was a retired pipe fitter. He was a member of New
London Lodge of Elks No. 360. He was a Catholic.
Mass will be in New London. Burial will be pri-
vate. Thomas L. Neilan & Sons of New London was in
charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Josephine DiSapio Cascio;
sons Carl and Joseph of Waterford, Conn., and An-
thony of Centreville. Va.: three grandchildren; and six
great-grandchildren.

William E. Mclntyre
William E. McIntyre, 83, of Anna Maria Island and
Ft. Gratiot, Mich., died April 9.
Services were in Ft. Gratiot. Pollack Randall Fu-
neral Home, Pt, Huron, Mich., was in charge of ar-
rangements.
He is survived by wife Ella; three sons; one daugh-
ter; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


Last year's Affaire cleared $100,000 for the Cen-
ter, and Moon said this year's goal is "a really difficult
one, $125,000." She expects 400 people at the event.
The raffle prizes are a diamond tennis bracelet and
a Sea-Doo GTX personal watercraft with trailer and
cover. Raffle tickets are available for $5, three for $10,
at Air & Energy, Community Center, Anna Maria
Oyster Bar Land Side, Beach House, Bistro Island's
End, Bortells, Bridge Tender, Chamber of Commerce,
D.Coy Ducks, Drift Inn, Duffy's, Home True Value
Hardware, Island Discount Tackle, Island Kitchens,
Lazy Lobster, Marco Polo, Mr. Bones, Native Rentals,
Rotten Ralph's, Sandbar, Tip of the Island, Wedstbay
Athletic.
The proceeds will go, as always, to the Center's
children's programs, providing curricula and salaries
for teachers in both summer and after-school programs.
"We teach children values and problem solving,
help them set and achieve lifetime goals that will en-
able them to become better parents, and keep them fo-
cused on making the future better than their past," said
Moon. "There is no greater insight into the future than
recognizing.that when we save our children, we save
ourselves."


Liberty
The habitat of this bald eagle, named Liberty, will be
scene of a ceremony Saturday at the Pelican Man's
Bird Sanctuary.

Caregiver Support Group
meets Friday at Center
The Anna Maria Island Caregivers Support Group
will meet from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, April 21,-at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria City.
It is open to all family caregivers of adults with
memory loss or other chronic health problems for
"learning and sharing with other caregivers." The pro-
gram is part of Neighborly Senior Services of Mana-
tee County. Details may be obtained at 758-9969.

Center seeking volunteers
for after school
The Anna Maria Island Community Center is seek-
ing volunteers to be "tutors and role models for the
children attending our after-school program," said
Sandee Pruett of the Island organization.
Also wanted are senior citizens to relate their his-
tories to Island children monthly at the Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City. Details are available
at 778-1908.
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A workshop outlining how to handle photographs
for permanent safekeeping will be taught for six Mon-
days beginning May 1 at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City.
The sessions, from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m., will be taught
by Nancy Leppeck. She will demonstrate cropping,
journaling, mounting, layout and other skills for keep-
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Anna Maria October festival plans fizzling


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
Organizers of last year's October Fest held in Anna
Maria are planning a repeat performance of the event,
but the encore may not include alcohol sales.
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce is
coordinating the proposed Oct. 21 festival. Director
Mary Ann Brockman told commissioners at an April
13 work session that last year's festival turned out to
be much more successful than expected and requested
permission to hold it again.
Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh asked her about selling
alcohol at the event.
"I would like to obtain a one-day permit from the
state and sell beer," Brockman said.
Deffenbaugh said, "The problem is, at this particu-
lar time, we don't have any way to permit you to do
that. It could be done if we could grant a temporary
easement, but that's not in place at the present time."
"How was it done last year?" Brockman asked.
"The former commission just ignored it,"
Deffenbaugh said.
Doug Wolfe, the only commissioner remaining
from the previous administration, said, "Apparently the
city was not aware that beer was going to be sold."
Brockman told commissioners she doesn't think
the event will be well attended if alcohol is not allowed
to be served. "It's amazing how a cold glass of beer on
a hot afternoon brings people out," she said.
Deffenbaugh asked City Attorney Patricia Petruff
about amending the city's alcohol beverage ordinance
to include a temporary easement for such events.
Petruff said most cities have a licensing procedure
in place outlining liability insurance requirements, but
it would require two public hearings and it would most
likely be June before the ordinance could be amended.
"We didn't realize we were breaking the law last
year. There was never any question," Brockman said.
She noted that the chamber has liability insurance,


but Deffenbaugh said the city still has to have its own we don't want to make the same mistakes this year," he
liability coverage, said.
Deffenbaugh also raised concerns about closing He said many people weren't notified of the road
Pine Avenue. PLEASE SEE FIZZLING, NEXT PAGE
"Last year there were things not complied with and

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Ingrid McClellan, executive director of Keep
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plenty of trash.
It included 590 recyclable items aluminum,
plastic or glass. She has 102 people listed as cleanup
volunteers, but seven Adopt a Beach groups' statistics
were missing. The total of 13 formed the largest num-
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cleanup day, she said.


Leffis Key, the nature preserve at the south end of the
Island, yielded less trash than anticipated, one volunteer
noted 50 pounds of trash this year as opposed to 675
pounds last year. Manatee Community College students
traditionally adopt Leffis for their cleanup program.
For the rest of the Island, McClellan said,
Bradenton Beach reported 42 volunteers gathering 410
pounds of trash and 290 of recyclables, with one
"adopt" group not yet reporting; Holmes Beach, 30
volunteers, 310 pounds of trash and 70 of recyclables,
three groups not yet reporting; and Anna Maria City,
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closing. Brockman said letters were written to the af-
fected businesses and there were no objections.
"The general consensus, or at least what I had
thought, is not to see it go any further west of Crescent
Drive," Deffenbaugh said.
"This year we plan to work our way up Pine Av-
enue from North and South Bay boulevards and if we
don't fill it up then we'll stop," Brockman said.
Deffenbaugh asked Brockman if it was possible to
hold the event at Bayfront Park.
Brockman said traffic flow- would be hindered
.along North Bay Boulevard. Having the festival on
Pine Avenue allows traffic to get all the way around.
To the dismay of some residents attending the
meeting, Commissioner Doug Wolfe said, "The City of
Anna Maria really isn't the type of city that likes street
festivals."
Wolfe stated that these weren't his feelings, rather
it was what was presented to him. "The city," he said,
"has a party for other holidays, such as the Fourth of
July and Labor Day. Why not an October festival?"
Deffenbaugh told Brockman to proceed with plans
to hold the event and he would check into amending the
ordinance, but he was not promising anything.
In a related alcohol issue, Steve and Vivienne
Barnes were the first business owners in the city to be
approved for a special-use permit allowing them to sell
beer and wine at their Waterfront Restaurant.
The special use permit is a relaxation of the city's
zoning laws which allows restaurants to sell beer and
wine so long as 60 percent of gross income is derived
from food sales.
Previously, businesses established after 1987 could
not sell alcohol if they were within 2,500 feet of an-
other business selling alcohol, or within 2,500 feet of
a church.
Ed and Andrea Spring, owners of Sign of the Mer-
maid restaurant, and Ato Kelly, owner of Ato's Restau-
rant (now the Waterfront), initiated a change in the law.
The issue created division among commissioners
prompting a referendum which resulted in 70 percent
of voters favoring allowing beer and wine sales.


THE ISLANDER 0 APRIL 19, 2000 0 PAGE 13


Galati Marine proposes


Anna Maria expansion


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
News that Galati Marine Inc. will be expanding its
operations is disconcerting to a few folks living on
South Bay Boulevard in Anna Maria.
Residents attending a March 27 planning and zon-
ing board meeting said it will increase congestion on
their street and add to parking woes they already have.
Two weeks ago, The Islander reported that Diana
Milesko of 832 S. Bay Blvd., and Ralph Russell, owner
of Rotten Ralph's restaurant, are in a tug of war over
parking. Milesko is requesting "No Parking" signs in
front of her home to keep Russell's staff and others
from parking there.
Milesko has taken matters into her own hands by
placing plants and debris on the city right of way in
front of her home to discourage parking there.



Public beach

entrance to be

beautified
After numerous requests over the years from
Holmes Beach city commissioners and beautifi-
cation board members, the entrance to Manatee
Public County Beach is slated for beautification.
Mayor Carol Whitmore said last week she
met with representatives of Keep Manatee Beau-
tiful and the county's parks and recreation de-
partment on the issue.
"Keep Manatee Beautiful has a $2,000 grant
for the work and the county has agreed to do new
signs," Whitmore said. "We should have design
plans in a couple of weeks."


At the same time Milesko and her neighbors
contend the commercial businesses have outgrown
the area, Carmine Galati, whose family-operated
marina is across the road from Milesko, is request-
ing a setback variance to build a larger building for
increased work space. The proposed building will be
two stories high.
Galati, who was not present at the meeting, was
represented by Steve Bergquist. Bergquist said the ex-
pansion would not affect boats or parking.
Board members approved the variance with a pro-
vision Galati meet the Federal Emergency Manage-
ment Agency's 50 percent rule and other required
building codes for wind resistance and lot coverage.
P&Z board member Chuck Webb abstained from
discussion and vote, stating his law firm represents
Galati.
Also brought before the board was a request for a
rear setback variance by Carolyn F. Goe, of 207 Spruce
Ave. She would like to add a room to her second-floor
unit and add a deck on the west side of the building.
Goe was represented by Robert Lang. Board members
denied Goe's request because a hardship was not seen
by committee members.
Dr. Henry Stevens, of 721 North Shore Blvd., re-
quested a variance to erect an improved hand-
painted sign for his retail property on the southeast
corner of Pine and Crescent avenues. The sign is
larger than what's allowed by ordinance. The mat-
ter was tabled. Stevens was directed by the board to
meet with Building Official Phil Charnock to rede-
sign the sign.
The board's recommendations will be presented to
the city commission at the next meeting, Thursday,
April 27.
The P&Z board's chairman is Tom Turner. Board
members are Charles Canniff, Doug Copeland, Dennis
Hendrickson, Margaret Jenkins, Ellen Trudelle and
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PAGE 14 M APRIL 19, 2000 M THE ISLANDER


Right of way ordinance goes back to drawing board


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
That was the sentiment of the Holmes Beach city
commission recently when it scuttled a proposed right
of way ordinance.
Commissioners said they hope to trim the 32-page,
all-encompassing ordinance to a few pages focusing on
property owners' plantings in the city's rights of way.
At a meeting with utility company representatives
to discuss their concerns about the proposed ordinance,
Commission Chairman Roger Lutz pointed out, "We
are essentially giving the utilities the right to do any-
thing they want in the rights of way."
City Attorney Jim Dye agreed and explained that
the required permitting process is designed to put the
city staff on notice that work will.be done in the right
of way so safety issues can be addressed.
"The reality of it is that if they fill out the applica-
tion, we have to give them a permit," Lutz said.
"What's the point?"
Commissioner Rich Bohnenberger pointed out that
the city has not needed a permitting process for utili-
ties for the past 50 years and the others agreed.
Dye said it began with complaints about residents
landscaping in the rights of way and his office was told
to broaden the ordinance to include utilities. He said he
used Manatee County's ordinance as a model.
Bohnenberger said the city has the right to remove
anything in the city's rights of way.
"It's evolved into something that may cause more
problems because of the additional work the city may
have to do to monitor it," Time Warner attorney Gre-
gory Porges noted.
Lutz said the ordinance was also a result of con-
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"Time Warner has tried to be a good citizen in the
Island communities," Porges replied. "We want to
maintain the good relationship between the cities and
our company."
Dye said there is no ordinance to prohibit the in-
stallation of such boxes.
"The only leverage the city may have would be
based on a safety issue after the installation is com-
pleted," Dye said. "If it didn't cause any harm, I think
the company would be authorized to place it there.
FPL Major Accounts Manager Don Sayre agreed
with Porges and said, "We have a couple of boxes out
here that are real 'refrigerator boxes,' but they're not
something we would just place in the rights of way
indiscriminately. We worked with the city and property
owners to find suitable locations to satisfy everyone."
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going to have something of an overload due to the tele-
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need to address the liability for abandoned and dam-
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have for pole attachments. Look around the city. We're
wired big-time."
SCommissioner Sandy Haas-Martens asked Public
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with equipment in the rights of way.
"The only problem was with the 'refrigerator
boxes' and Time Warner corrected that immediately,"
Duennes said. "Is it possible to handle this with a site
plan review by public works?"
"The landscaping is what we were looking for in
the beginning," Code Enforcement Officer Walter
Wunderlich added. "There was very little if anything
in our codes where I could tell a property owner what
he could or couldn't put in the right of way.
Lutz said he would get together with Dye to ad-
dress the landscaping issue and trim the ordinance to
a few pages for commission review.

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Anna Maria spring

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for auction
By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria City is renting a $100-a-month storage
facility for the months of April and May for items it
intends to sell at an upcoming auction.
Public Works Director Anne Beck said the city has
accumulated a great deal of junk. She notes it's been
more than 10 years since the city has done any spring
cleaning.
Beck said the decision was made to rent storage
space because the city doesn't have a big enough place
to store the stuff. She said some of the equipment
would suffer if placed outside in a saltwater environ-
ment.
Vice Mayor Bob Barlow said at an April 13 work
session that an auction would be held. He said the city's
ordinance is specific in terms of disposing of the items,
many of them antiquated.
According to city ordinance, property valued by
the city commission-between $100 and $200 will be
sold only to the highest bidder after a request for three
bids is made,'or by public auction. If the value of prop-
erty is estimated at $200 or more, the items will be sold
by either the bid process or auction, but notification of
the sale has to be publicized.
The list of items for sale include a lawn edger,
charger, saw, four-ton floor jack, spreader, kerosene
flame sprayer, computer table, phones, chairs, residen-
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try their wheels on the obstacle courses and pick up some bike safety tips offered by Island police officers.


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The date for the auction has not been set. Proceeds


will go towards the cost of the storage facility and the
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Valerie McGannon present a $500 check to North American Butterfly Associa-
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Ambrose. The money will be used to purchase an arbor for a butterfly garden,
which is under development between Holmes Beach City Hall and the Island .
Branch Library. Islander Photos: Pat Copeland


Anna Maria Garden Club funds garden bench
Anna Maria Garden Club President Marguerite Carrick, club treasurer June
Harrington and club beautification Edythe Richardson present a $700 check to
North American Butterfly Association-Manatee Chapter President Connie
Hodson, center, and Project Chairman Nancy Ambrose, far right. The money will
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THE ISLANDER 0 APRIL 19, 2000 N PAGE 17


Marine mailboxes for utility, fun offered by key couple


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
If you can't find a mailbox that suits
you, make one. If it pleases others as
well as yourself, make some more.
That was the shortcut into a busi-
ness for Evelyn and Rick Terry of
Longboat Key, who have followed the
oft-offered advice of experts and filled
a vacuum.
They bought land in Longbeach
Village on the north end of the key and
six years ago moved into the house they
built there. He retired from Peoples Gas
Co. in Tampa, she was a sales represen-
tative for chemical companies. Origi-
nally from Georgia, they have been in
Florida for 40 years.
They traveled extensively upon re-
tirement, favoring Wyoming and Colo-
rado over the Gulf of Mexico barrier is-
lands. But three years ago he had a liver
transplant and travel went down the
chute.
What got them started on their prof-
itable hobby was a decorated mailbox
they saw on Longboat, but the couple
couldn't find one they liked. They
wanted decorations suitable for the
place where they lived: Marine life, say,
or beach scenes.
So they made one of their own, and


then another when someone asked them
for one, and so on. Now they have a
business, though a pretty casual one.
They start with the basic garden-
variety mailbox available in hardware
stores and the like, and go from there.
Rick saws cutouts and attaches them for
a somewhat elaborate box. Evelyn
paints scenes on hers.
What Rick cuts out of wood are
groupers, sharks, porpoises, manatees,
tropical fish or whatever turns a cus-
tomer on, attaches them to the box and
paints the whole shebang in suitable
fashion.
Evelyn actually is the painter in the
outfit, creating beach scenes, dolphins,
sailboats, aquariums and so on in bright
tropical colors on bare boxes.
They were gratified to make a
profit from the first test marketing,
and now they sell at arts and craft
shows including the ones on Anna
Maria Island. This had its disadvan-
tages, for they "have had to work like
crazy" to build the stock for each
show. They plan to keep on building
during the off-season, piling up an in-
ventory so they won't have to rush so
much next time around.
Evelyn plans to learn to operate the
power tools that Rick has collected over


Tropical post
Rick Terry scans the crowd for prospective buyers for maritime mailboxes at a
recent arts and crafts festival on Anna Maria Island. He and wife Evelyn,
Longboat Key village residents, have developed a somewhat casual business,
offering mailboxes with marine life and scenes in bright tropical colors.


Get those Census 2000


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the years so she can help him with his
part.
Both enjoy the craft shows, not just
for the money but for the mix of people
they meet. Their three children are
grown, but live in the area to lend a hand
when needed.


Evelyn's boxes go for $35, the
larger commercial models $50. Rich's
bring $49 and $59.
Interested homeowners needn't wait
for the next craft show to get the mail-
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students have participated. Fourth, fifth
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Three students from each of the six
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Amy's speech notes
It scratches, it hisses, it doesn't purr
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Streetlife


Island police reports
Anna Maria City
April 6, trespass warning, 902 South Bay Blvd.,
Rotten Ralph's restaurant. The manager issued a tres-
pass warning to a patron.
April 8, found property a television and car
stereo, wooded area in 100 block of Willow.
Bradenton Beach
April 6, petty theft of vacancy sign, 1325 Gulf
Drive, Tortuga Inn.
April 6, trespass warning, 2400 block of Avenue
C. The complainant issued a trespass warning to neigh-
borhood children who trespassed in his yard.
April 6, domestic violence, resisting without vio-
lence, 200 block of Bay Drive North. The officer re-
sponded to a report of shouting and said the suspect
was verbally abusing the victim and kicked the victim


in his presence. He said when he attempted to place the
suspect in custody, the suspect resisted.
April 7, trespass warning, 2400 block of Avenue
B. The victim reported the suspects removed plywood
from a construction site. The officer located the sus-
pects with the plywood. The victim did not wish to
press charges, but issued a trespass warning to the sus-
pects.
April 8, burglary to an automobile, 100 block of
First Street, city parking lot. The victim reported an
unknown person broke the vehicle's window with a
rock and removed a purse, $40 cash, two credit cards,
a bank card, a driver's license, a cellular phone and a
bag containing makeup and personal items.
April 8, petty theft of plants valued at $170, 2201
Gulf Drive, Sunset Beach Resort.
April 8, battery, resisting without violence, 2500
block of Avenue B. The officer responded to a report


of a fight and a witness said the suspect struck the vic-
tim in the face numerous times. The officer said the
victim had a major laceration requiring stitches, mul-
tiple abrasions and swelling to the eye area. The sus-
pect was placed in custody. A check showed the sus-
pect had a warrant for violation of parole.
The officer said while he was taking the report, the
victim tried to attack the suspect several times and was
placed in custody. He said the victim resisted and had
to be forcibly handcuffed.
April 10, grand theft, 400 block of Church Av-
enue. The victim reported an unknown person removed
a dock storage box valued at $450 and two lawn chairs
valued at $70.
April 11, theft of an animal defecation prevention
sign valued at $50, 2300 block of Avenue B.
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April 12, reckless driving, fleeing to elude, Mana-
tee Avenue West. The officer was parked at King Fish
Boat Ramp and observed a vehicle traveling at a high
rate of speed. He said when he attempted to stop the
vehicle, the suspect continued to speed over the Anna
Maria Island Bridge and across the Palma Sola Cause-
way, passing vehicles and nearly striking several ve-
hicles head on.
The officer said the suspect turned off his lights
and turned into Flamingo Cay in an attempt to elude
him. He said he stopped the suspect and placed him in
custody. He said the suspect was traveling at speeds of
86 to 100 mph.
April 13, false imprisonment, domestic battery,
100 block of Fifth Street North. Complainants reported
the victim was.screaming and crying and the officer en-
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the sofa draped in a blanket. The officer said he ob-
served the enraged suspect and broken furniture strewn
about the residence.
The victim said the suspect had been holding her
against her will for several hours and every time she
attempted to leave, he hit her. She said she was wear-
ing the blanket because the suspect ripped off her pants
and threatened to kill her. The suspect was placed in
custody.

Holmes Beach
April 8, attempt to elude, Intracoastal Waterway.
The officer reported he was on marine patrol near the
Cortez Bridge when the suspect passed him at a high
rate of speed in a minimum wake zone. He said when.
he attempted to stop the suspect, the suspectlweaved
through anchored boats and tried to e ade the officer
by speeding at full throttle across the waterway.
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drew his weapon. The suspect was placed in custody.
April 8, burglary to an automobile, 200 block of
56th Street. The victim reported an unknown person
removed 30 CDs valued at $300, a tool set valued at
$20, clothing valued at $300 and fishing reels valued
at $100.
April 11, suspicious person, 600 block of Key
Royale Drive. The victim reported the suspect was
harassing her.
April 11, suspicious, 300 block of 61st Street. The
victim reported she has a temporary injunction against
the suspect who threatened to harm her. A patrol re-
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Public Beach parking lot. The officer observed George
J. Delorenzo, 53, of Bradenton, standing beside his
wrecked vehicle at the beach-. He-said Delorenzo ap-
peared to be intoxicated and had facial cuts. He sum-
moned EMS but said Delorenzo refused treatment.
After an investigation, the officer reported
Delorenzo drove through the parking lot, struck the
building, drove down the sidewalk through the fence
surrounding the Dumpster and onto the beach where he
struck a palm tree. The officer said he did not admin-
ister field performance tests due to Delorenzo's physi-
cal condition. Delorenzo was placed in custody.
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WMFD wins in

miraculous comeback
It was deja vu all over again April 13 when West
Manatee Fire District staged an incredible comeback to
beat Haley's Motel 16-15 in Anna Maria Little League
Action.
Two years ago WMFD pulled off a miracle when
the team rallied to beat Bali Hai Resort 23-22.
In last Thursday's game, Haley's jumped out to a
15-6 lead when they sent 18 batters to the plate and
scored 12 runs.
Matt Bobo had two singles for Haley's in the third
inning, while Haley's catcher Michael Wallen slogged
a three-run triple that hit the fence in left-centerfield in
the air.
Kyle Schweitzer had an RBI double and Shane
Pelkey slapped a two-run double.to right.
WMFD manager Andy Price inserted his ace
pitcher Anthony Rosas in the fourth inning and from
then on Rosas shut down Haley's bats by striking out
six in three innings.
Rosas.also got some help from centerfielder Zach
Geeraerts, who corraled Bobo's fly ball in the top of the
Sixth, bobbled it and then cradled it in his arms. Rosas
struck out the next two and the stage was set for
WMFD.
WMFD scored four runs in the fifth inning to pull
within five runs of Haley's.
Then in the bottom of the sixth in their last at bat,
Patrick Cole and Trey Andricks walked and Brad Milks
reached on an error to load the bases.
Eric Whitley came up and knocked in Cole with a
single to left field.
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Little League schedule
Major League
All games are played at 7p.m.
No games scheduled April 20-21 due to Easter.
April 24 West Manatee Fire District vs. Bali Hai
April 25 Kiwanis vs. Haley's

AAA League
Wednesday games at 5 p.m. and 7p.m.
Saturday games at 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
No game April 22 due to Easter.
April 19 Air & Energy vs. Quality Builders
Waterfront Restaurant vs. Bistros

AA League
All games 5 p.m. unless designated
April 20 Betsy Hills vs. Bridge Street Pier & Cafe
April 24 Betsy Hills vs. Sandbar Restaurant

T-ball League
No games scheduled for April 22 due to Easter.
Home team is listed last


Little League
Player W-L
Mattay 5-1
Rosas 4-2
Faasse 3-2
Cramer 1-2
Schweitzer 3-4
DeBellevue 4-4
Pittman 2-1


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25
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2.64
3.96
2.40
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Haley's trips up WMFD in shorty
In one of the shortest Anna Maria Little League
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Player Avg.
Cramer, WMFD .500
K. Schweitzer, Haley's .470
Pittman, Bali Hai .451
Bouziane, Bali Hai .400
Rosas, WMFD .389
Faasse, Haley's .379
DeBellevue, Kiwanis .375
Mattay, Bali Hai .346
Miller, Kiwanis .333
Pritchard, Haley's .333
Schneerer, Bali Hai .333
Bobo, Haley's .320
Sato, WMFD .307
McDonough, Kiwanis .301
Lowman, WMFD .300

Doubles
Pittman 6, Faasse 5, Bouziane and Rosas with 4
each, Sato and Lowman with 3 each, DeBellevue,
Miller, Mattay, Wallen, Pelkey, Cramer, Price and
Rivera with 2 each

Triples
Lowman 4, Miller, Wallen and Cramer with 2, six
tied with one

Home runs
Pittman 1, Eric Whitley (WMFD) 1

Runs batted in
Pittman and Rosas 12, Faasse and Cramer
11,Bouziane 10, Wallen and Mattay 9, Schneerer
and Schweitzer 8, Lowman and DeBellevue 6,
Rivera, Bobo, Richardson and Sato 5


District 3-1 April 10.
WMFD pitchers Michael Cramer and Anthony
Rosas held Haley's to a bunt single by Shane Pelkey in
the top of the fifth.
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SPORTS, FROM PAGE 22
Pritchard and Kyle Schweitzer walked and stole their
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Schweitzer knocked in the third run with a sacri- Gaa at t d
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WMFD twice had the bases loaded and couldn't Motel coach Brad Lisk looks on with interest. Haley's won this game 3-1, but WMFD played them again April
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Bali Hai 7-4
WMFD 7-6
Haley's Motel 6-6
Kiwanis 4-8
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or Kiwanis/Bali Hai April 14 rainout)
AAA League
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Waterfront 6-3-1
Bistro's 5-5
Quality Builders 3-8
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SPORTS RAP, FROM PAGE 23
bring home a runner.
In the bottom of the second, with the bases full and
two outs, Zack Geeraerts hit a shot up the middle that
would have scored two runs except for a heads-up play
by Haley's centerfielder Kevin Kirn.
He snagged the hard-hit ball and fired it to
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Cramer scored in the inning for WMFD on a single
and and error.
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loaded the bases.
WMFD catcher Brad Milks came to the plate and
hit a sharp liner to short that Schweitzer stabbed to get
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Pittman had walks, a run batted in, singled and
scored three times.
Mattay, who won his fifth game, singled in a run
in the first, tripled in two more in the fifth, walked in
another runner and walked twice more.
Also for Bali Hai, Tyler Schneerer singled in a run
in Bali Hai's big first inning where they scored seven
quick runs. Schneerer also sacrificed a second runner
home in the second inning.
In the top of the fourth, Kiwanis catcher Matt
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Tour rookies Weaver, Kimball win
while old-pro Woltz gets victory
Less than three months into the year-long tourney
and rookies Rick Weaver and Mark Kimball posted
their first wins at the Sunday Sunrise Tournament held
at Palma Sola Golf Club.
On April 2, Weaver placed first with a plus 10 on
a modified-Stableford scoring system that awards one
point for a bogey, two for par, four for birdie and six
for eagle. First a player must shoot three rounds to de-
termine his scoring average. Once he reaches his point
total, or scoring average, the player begins scoring in
the plus column.
Second place on April 2 went to Rick Morash and
Mark Fransen, who were at plus eight. Greenies went to
Scott Van Ostenbridge, Fransen, Morash and Sonny
Eastman. Fransen won three skins, Morash two, George
Wonkka two, Weaver one and Paul Bondar one.
On April 9, Tim Woltz took home top honors when
he shot plus three in difficult, blustery winds to 20
knots that seemed to come from different directions.
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Darling, Weaver and Lease won skins.
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105-year old man fishes
3-4 times a week -
Ernie Pusey, who will be 105 on May 5,
takes the helm of his new boat from Cap-
tain John's Marina on Cortez Road. Pusey,
who lives on the Manatee River, said he
fishes three or four days a week and likes
to go to the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. He
said he started fishing when he was six
years old. "I was born in Washington,
D.C., and we only lived about four blocks
from the Potomac River. My grandfather
worked as a salesman for the flour mill and
I would go see him, then go down to the
river with a piece of string and a hook.
Today Ifish for whatever I can catch. I eat
fish once a week. I'd rather catch them
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How far, how fast, and still we're behind


How far, and how fast, our technology has come in
the past 20 or so years.
I was reminded of that statement the other day
from an unlikely source a fellow mystery reader.
My buddy Kit and I were talking about books
we'd read of late when he mentioned finishing the
latest Sue Grafton novel. She writes about a
woman who is a private detective in the mid-
1980s and, although her first novel was published
18 years ago, her character is still at the 1985
point in time, novel-wise.
Kit said it's a little disconcerting, and sometimes
funny, that the books don't have any mention of cellu-
lar phones. Or fax machines. Or the Internet or comput-
ers. "It's almost like a history book," he said, but was
interrupted by a ringing cell phone. We both checked,
and it was his.
As he took the call I thought about how we've pro-
gressed. A check around the beach revealed about half
the people there had cellular phones or pagers. One
woman had two cell phones with her.
In 1982, I used a computer that was pretty much a
smart typewriter. The program was on a disk, not in the
meager memory the computer had in its vitals, but at
the time I thought it was pretty-slick.
The computer I now use has enough memory and
computing power to possibly handle a space shuttle
launch. Putting out a newspaper without the aid of a fax
machine is unimaginable, and cell phones, although
sometimes irritating, are indispensable.
S We've come a long way indeed. I wonder where
we'll be in 2020.


Good luck, Anna.
With Anna the leatherback sea turtle happily
swimming away we hope in the Gulf, here's
a couple leatherback facts I found thanks to the folks
at the International Game Fish Association.
Leatherback sea turtles, the largest and rarest of
marine turtles, can dive to depths of 4,000 feet. Their
favorite food is jellyfish, and they can eat twice their
weight in a day. With the average weight of leather-
backs at 850 pounds, that's a lot of jellyfish.

Eco-win I
Marine mammal fans won a victory last week-
end, when a United Nations conference voted
against requests by Norway and Japan to hunt
whales.
The countries claim whaling is a vital part of
their national heritage. The U.N. Convention on In-
ternational Trade in Endangered Species disagreed.
Representatives from Japan and Norway said they
would appeal the decision.
Although commercial whaling has been banned
for years, the two countries have been exploiting a
loophole which allows limited whaling for "local
consumption and scientific purposes" and caught
and killed more than 1,000 whales last year.

Eco-win II
President Clinton is making a name for himself
by protecting millions of acres of land by naming
them wilderness areas where logging, grazing, roads
and use of motorized vehicles are prohibited.
He's just protected more than 30 groves of se-
quoia trees, and his total area of protection now is
about 3.1 million acres. He's also asked the U.S.
Forest Service to look into the same designation for
about 50 million acres in 38 states.
As with all things political, there's some politi-
cal chicanery going on with the designations. It
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ker to protect the land, something that allows him to
.make the designations without bothering with get-
ting Congress to adopt the measures. The actions
come from the Antiquities Act of 1906, of all things.
Of course, some people are opposed to his ac-
tions, claiming it's nothing but a federal land grab.
I would like to think that anyone who's'seen a se-
quoia would disagree with the nay-sayers and will
applaud President Clinton's work.

Beat you to it!
I used to drive a Volkswagen bus, years ago. I
thought it was about the best vehicle around, although
my friends despised it with a passion that was excep-
tional.
So before one of them brings it up, I figured I'd
beat them to the punch and point out that the bus wasn't
all that bad, according to those wacky car guys, Click
and Clack.
They ran a goofy contest asking readers of their
column or listeners to their radio show to pick the worst
car of the millennium. Number 10 on their list was the
VW bus.
One contest entrant said of the bus: "It had no heat,
blew over in the wind and used the driver's legs as its
first line of defense in an accident."
Ow, that hurts!
I have to admit that I once owned a Vega, which
got the Number 2 spot on the worst-car list. And; I have
to agree with a couple of the comments: "As near as I
could tell, the car was built from compressed rust.
When the rear end went, the Chevy dealer accused me
of racing it. Racing who? My grandfather in his wheel-
chair?"
By the way, the worst car was the Yugo. Here's a
description: "I once test drove a Yugo, during which
the radio fell out, the gear-shift knob came off in my
hand, and I saw daylight through the strip around the
windshield. At least it had a rear-window defroster, so
your hands would stay warm while you pushed."

Sandscript factoid
Here's some more Florida factoids, this time deal-
ing with the environment.
Florida has more than 300 species of native
trees.
There are more than 150 species of reptiles and
amphibians in the state, about 80 native mammals, and
more than 200 species of freshwater fish.
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Here come da fish best fishing of year starting


By Capt. David Futch
Summer is right around the corner and with it
comes the best fishing of the year. Tarpon, snook, red-
fish, kingfish, trout, Spanish mackerel, grouper, cobia
and tuna are biting well right now.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said an-
gling is good, especially the kingfish.
"People tend to forget that when we get a little
weather the kings leave but there are still a lot of them
around. There are permit in the usual haunts," Lowman
said. "Pompano really went wild this week, especially
off the beach of Anna Maria. Someone told me there
were 20 people fishing off Bean Point and half of them
were hooked up so look for that to continue.
"I talked to some people who fished in a tourna-
ment in Sarasota Bay and they said the deeper flats are
holding a lot of big trout. As far as grouper fishing
goes, to be really productive you have to be thinking
about going out 20 or 30 miles. There are a lot of
people regularly fishing for and catching tarpon in
Tampa Bay."
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle said he caught a lot of small to
average-sized snook and small redfish.
"There are trout to 20 inches if you apply your-
self," Zacharias said. "In the Gulf when you could get
out we caught Spanish mackerel, grouper and pom-
pano. The cobia were slim.
Capt. Curt Morrison of Neva Miss fishing char-
ters said he's doing well on grouper and snapper and
seeing some nice gags to 22 inches in shallow water.
"We got three keepers in a four-hour trip on Sat-
urday in about 40 feet of water," Morrison said. "We
caught some mangrove and lane snapper in 55 to 60
feet of water.
"The water has cooled down and we may see another
run of big kings. The schoolies have passed but there are
some big ones out there. That's why it's always a good
idea to throw out a free line with a whole threadfin her-
ring. Any sort of live bait, a pinfish or cigar minnow. I use
some gold hooks and you can just put them down where
you're fishing and you might get some threadfin."
Capt. Sam Kimball on the Legend out of Annie's
continues to hammer grouper and doesn't see any let-
up.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
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"The snook and cobia are everywhere in Terra Ceia
Bay," Johnson said. "Fishermen tell me they're catch-
ing them on shrimp, pinfish and shiners."
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier in Anna Maria
said there have been a few pompano around but people
are catching mostly jacks and blue runners and there
were a couple of redfish and snook caught.
Capt. Steve Salgado of Compleat Angler char-
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"I'm catching a lot of trout to 22 inches and small
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permit to show in numbers any time soon. We tore
them up last year, catching 40 or 50 a day."
Capt. Roy Salgado on the Grand Slam had a
helluva weekend, landing nearly 70 blackfin tuna while
fishing at night in 100 feet of water.
"We were chunkingg' for them which is a northern
way of chumming where you cut up large chunks of
bait and toss them in the water and turn on some
lights," Salgado said. "As long as you keep chunking
they'll stay right there and continue to feed."
Salgado said he also caught a bunch of snapper
including 25 yellowtail one night and mangrove snap-
per to eight pounds. He's also catching gag and red
grouper to 23 pounds in 110 feet of water.
Capt. Thom Smith of Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he fished from Terra Ceia Bay to Joe Bay
over the weekend and caught keeper snook to 28
inches, redfish to 26, trout on spoons and some mack-
erel off Rattlesnake Key.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip Tide charterboat
out of Captain's Marina said he caught red grouper to
15 pounds and gag grouper to 20 pounds in 60-90 feet
of water.
'"There's a lot of bait out there," Denham said. "There
are kingfish and mackerel in 40 to 50 feet of water."
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams out of
Captain's Marina continues to do well on snook, red-
fish and trout. When he can get offshore, wind willing,
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Horseshoe winners
Winners in the April 12 horseshoe games
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Dick Gilmore and Ron Pepka, both of Anna
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Winners in the April 15 games were Herb
Puryear of Anna Maria and Shank. Runners-up
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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.
GULFFRONT
2BR/2BA Tiffany Place condo. Fabulous beach!
Turnkey furnished, updated corner unit. Washer/
dryer, elevator, under-building parking, on-site
manager. Great Holmes Beach area, excellent com-
plex. $399,900.
OFF-ISLAND POOL HOME
3BR/2BA family home. Palma Sola area. Caged
pool, nicely landscaped, very good condition.
$124,900.
SMUGGLER'S LANDING
Unique waterfront condo with a Florida lifestyle.
Choice of carpet, tile, cabinets. Forty-foot deep-
water dock, heated pools, tennis, covered parking,
elevators. Waterfront condos: 2BR/2BA plus den,
$249,000; 3BR/2BA $279,000; elegant
townhouse 3BR/3BA, elevator, $325,000.


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1BR/IBA Duplex $500 month
Perico Bay Club 2BR/2BA condo, pool. tennis $825
SEASONAL RENTALS
Condominiums and Homes Weekly/Monthly
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ANTIQUE WOOD office chairs. Only two left, dark
wood, $100 each. 778-1102.
QUEEN SIZE sofa bed, hardly used, grayish. $125.
779-0462.
MUST SELL! Solid-pine table, four captain chairs,
$100. New Trimrider exerciser, $50 or reasonable
offer. 778-5870.
FOR SALE: Love seat and sleeper couch, end table,
coffee table, two TV tables, hardwood dining table
with four chairs. $500. 778-3324.


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WEST BAY COVE SOUTH Outstanding view of Bay-
Intracoastal 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.


SANDY POINTE 2BR/2BA bright, cheerful condo
with views over pool and mangrove wetlands.
Screened lanai with peek at bay. Parking and storage
under building. Near beach and shops. Turnkey fur-
nished with an artistic flair. Reduced to $118,200.
Visit us at www.dialtheduncans.net or call Judy or
Darcie Duncan 779-2290 eves.
NEW LISTING LOTS. Two of the few remaining lots
on Anna Maria. Contiguous lots, owner prefers to sell
as one package. Zoned R1 for single family. North end
of Anna Maria, walk to beach. $250,000. Call Marion
Ragni 761-1415 eves.


REALTORS


5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
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MOVING SALE: bedroom, dining, living-room furni-
ture. Like new, good quality. 779-9074.



ROSER GUILD THRIFT SHOP open Tues. and Thurs.
9:30am-2pm, Sat. 9am-noon. Donations only Wed. 9-
11am. Sale racks. 511 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria.

LORD'S WAREHOUSE Thrift Shop. Open Mon.,
Wed., Sat. 9am-3pm. 6140 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
383-4738. Selection of prom dresses.

SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 8am-1 pm. Hand and electric
tools, (some old) yard tools, Apple computer with
printer, paper-back series, four-volume carpenters
books and more. 3008 Ave. C, Holmes Beach.

FORTH ANNUAL GARAGE SALE, Saturday, April
22, 8-11:30am. Lots of stuff. Oven, toys, clothing and
more. Also 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo. Free
refrigerator magnets too. 530 Key Royale Dr.

JUMBLE SALE TWO! Saturday, April 22, 8am-1pm. Art
canvases, computer desk, director chairs, fan, holiday
items, lamps, microwave, saws, saw horses, wood
dresser and more. 318 Spring Avenue, Anna Maria.

MOVING SALE, SATURDAY, April 22, 8am-3pm.
Appliances, furniture, 9-ft.x13-ft. area rug and more.
515 68th St., Holmes Beach.

YARD SALE, SATURDAY, April 22, 8:30am. Furni-
ture, clothes, women's business suits, various
kitchen, garden and household items. 514 56th St.,
Holmes Beach.

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



BEST ISLAND LIFESTYLE

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320 TARPON STREET $535,000
Catch the breeze in this immaculate 3BR canalfront home.
Cook's kitchen, Mexican tile, master on entire second level.
Views from lanai overlook beautiful pool and spa. Super
boating water, walk to beach from this prime location.
Call Cindy Darnell 349-3444

Michel auners SCopan


CIVIL MARRIAGES PERFORMED, also marriage
vows renewed. Norman R. Veenstra, Notary Public,
Holmes Beach. 941-778-5834.


LOST: GOLD RING with green stone; platinum ring
with diamonds. Sentimental value. Generous reward.
778-4278. After April 15 call 612-421-6578.

LOST IN SANDBAR parking lot; big gold twisted ear-
ring. 778-7933.

LOST FERRET, small beige female. Missing in vicin-
ity of Sandpiper Mobile Home Park. Reward. Call
Terry, 778-2191.


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


NISSAN 1992 240SX convertible, automatic, black
on white. 98,000 miles. Lady driven. $6,900 or best
offer. 778-8486.

1991 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS Ciera four-door S
cruiser wagon. Automatic transmission, air condition-
ing, fold-down third seat, cruise control, tilt wheel, roof
rack, am/fm radio, power steering, brakes, windows,
locks and seats. $2,900. Call 778-1204.

1988 FORD LTD WAGON. Leather seats, eight pas-
senger, loaded, garaged. Call 779-1156, evenings.

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



DON & KAREN SCHRODER, REALTORS
JUMP IN THE BAY... I
of fish from your private I
dock. Your new home's ... .
open architecture provides a i
boats on Anna Maria 1
Sound. So, if you dream of
beautiful over-water sun-
rises, drop anchor here
where there is a spacious greatroom, triple-sided fireplace, 2BR/
2BA and a den. The ground-level bonus room has air-condi-
tioned spaciousness for parties, workshop or storage. This home
is totally charming and in true move-in condition. Covered park-
ing for four cars. $357,500.
ID 4/iA I GULFSTREAM
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941-778-2200


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.

BOAT DETAILING: Highest quality products used.
Services available; interior and exterior cleaning, detail-
ing and waxing. Referefices available. Call Rhonda Ann
of Mermaid Boat Detailing, 941-758-3565.

1989 SEARAY convertible, reduced. Was $189,000
now $149,000. 1986 Rampage sportfish, diesels,
reduced to $56,000. 1988 Island Gypsy convertible
classic, 32-ft., $84,000. 1988 Wellcraft Grandsport,
new engines, 34-ft., $55,000. 1995 Trojan 39-ft.
cruiser, immaculate. 228-3489.


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-
to.rical 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.

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







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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.


YOUR SOURCE FOR THE
BEST OF THE ISLANDS


ISLAND TOWNHOUSE Turnkey fur-
nished 2BR/2.5BA, close to shopping and
only two blocks from the Gulf. Garage,
screened porch and excellent storage. Clean,
bright and well-maintained. $199,000. Carol
Heinze 751-1155. IB43949


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Lisa Lowrence
778-0766


Ken Richards Valerie Hietala
778-0766 778-0766


5350 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
(941) 778-0766 (877) 924-9001
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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 corner unit in a relaxed complex and just steps to the pool. Don't
miss this opportunity for truly affordable living! $64,900.
THINKING OF SELLING? This season has depleted almost all of our Island homes for sale.
Has the time come to simplify your life? Our sales associates would be happy to talk to you
and answer any questions that you may have. Call today for our opinion of value!
2001 SEASON Do you have your place reserved for next winter season? Stop by
for our rental brochure and complete list of available rentals for next year. We still
have rentals available for April 2000.

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R EAT Agnes Tooker 778-5287 30th
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PART TIME BOUTIQUE and gift shop sales. Flexible
shifts, retirees welcome. Will train. Buccaneer Inn,
383-5565.

SERVERS, DISHWASHERS, full or part time. Buc-
caneer Inn, 383-5565.

WANTED: MOTIVATED SALES associate for real
estate office in high-traffic location. Commissions
negotiable. Please call Robin at 778-7244.

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. Ap-
ply PO Box 1116, Anna Maria FL 34216.

HOUSEKEEPER for beach motel on Anna Maria Is-
land. Good wages and tips. Paid vacation, health insur-
ance available. Apply Monday-Friday, 9am-1pm. Blue
Water Beach Club, 6306 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

BIG OLAF CREAMERY, beachfront ice cream
store. Senior or student, nights or weekends. Fun
place to work. Call Mike, 779-2244.

COOKS! Summer in the Adirondacks. Beautiful Lake
George, N.Y. May 15 through Sept. 15. Housing avail-
able. 518-644-9766, leave message. Italian Restaurant.

PART-TIME MAID required at Gulf motel. Call 779-
1086 for details.



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


FULL AND PART-TIME cooks needed. Call Mr.
Bones BBQ, 778-6614.

HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED at small resort in
Bradenton Beach. Monday through Friday, week-
ends. Negotiable..Call 778-7153.


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

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



Your home has given
:" you many precious
All 4 memories and moving
can be very emotional.
I would be honored to
Sbe the realtor who helps
make this transition.

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


CLEANING ON ISLAND. Experienced and reason-
able. Call Barbara, 778-0864.

ISLAND HOME CHECKING and lawn maintenance
while you are away. Security bonded. Locally owned
and operated. Call 779-0610 for details.

TRUCK AVAILABLE for pickup or delivery, towing
boats, horses, jet skis, errands, small packages, an-
tiques, yard sale items and miscellaneous. Call 779-
0282. Reasonable rates. Island resident.

CHRISTIAN COUPLE available to house sit. Ten
year Island resident, now live on east side. Charles
Elmore, 752-0094.

GIVE YOURSELF A BREAK. I will drive you to doc-
tors, shopping, airports. Also light cooking. Call Ann,
778-6640.

BOOKKEEPING SERVICE: Receivables, payables,
payroll and inventory. Your place or mine. Conve-
nient, accurate and timely! Low hourly rate. My Book-
keeper, 321-7934.



JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.


RARE FIND FOUND
If Rolls Royce built homes they simply couldn't surpass this
like-new beauty in North Point Harbor. Spacious canalfront
4BR/3BA home has an open design and in-
cludes a fireplace, cozy conversational cen-
ter, a large caged pool, dock and davits. Min-
utes to open water. As close to new as you
can get! Hurry! Call Nick Patsios for an es-
corted tour of real Florida living. Asking
$525,000. Key Royale. Multi-million


618 North Point Drive, Key Royale


dollar producer!
Nick Patsios
Broker/Realtor


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Sue Carlson & Teresa Gallagher
941.779.2555 800.770.6057 www.islerentals.comF U
SUMMER RENTALS AVAILABLE!
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MAGNIFICENT in design and scale. This 3BR home reflects the
classic taste and subtle sophistication of the most discriminat-
ing buyer. Protected anchorage with 12,000 lb. davits and 264
ft. seawall. $859,000. Bob and Penny Hall, 749-5981. R44287
WATERFRONT
MANATEE RIVERFRONT ESTATE. Two-story Georgian resi-
dence with new kitchen and baths. Mint condition, wood floors,
crown moldings, French doors, fireplace. Heated pool, mature trees.
Private setting. $1,175,000. Kathy Marcinko, 252-1618. R42646
BIRD'S EYE VIEW of Sarasota Bay from the glass enclosed
lanai in this large 2BR townhome. Secured 24-hour guarded
community with all the amenities of a resort. $243,900. Bob and
Penny Hall, 749-8220. C44399
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 +/-
on 81st. St. W. $295,000. Don Lewis, 746-3200. L43907


PRIME CANALFRONT 3BR pool home. Light, bright, open
floor plan. Walk to beach. $535,000. Cynthia Darnell
349-0358. 18455

MAINLAND
FRIENDLY HOME with big fenced yard. Near schools. Circular drive,
two-car garage. Family room, natural woodwork, 3BR/2B. Lanai,
manicured lawn. $129,900. John Koeck, 722-9160. R41443
BARGAIN in Palma Sola Bay Estates. Now you can have the
home you have been looking for. Lovely 3BR/2B with two-car ga-
rage, upgraded and well maintained, family room with fireplace.
$119,000. Joanne Jenkins, 795-3838.
GREAT LOCATION Great view from the Florida room, light,
bright and cheerful. Short drive to great shopping plaza, library
and restaurants. $79,500. Carol Greenwald, 720-2243. C44159


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GULF VIEW COMMERCIAL IN ANNA MARIA
10006 Gulf Drive
A two-story, four-unit, Spanish-style building with lots of
design options. 2,740 sq. ft., Two full baths up, two half
baths down. Up currently office and custodial suite;
down is retail. Parks nine. $340,000.
Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, Fl 34216
Phone & Fax: (941)778-1222
E-Mail: dougdowling@earthlink.net
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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. S184,500.
PINEBROOK DORAL 2BR/2BA model, furnished, golf course. $123,000.
WATERFRONT 3BR/2BA, pool/spa, two fireplaces and more. $379,000.
COMMERCIAL
STYLING SALON Eight stations. Great location. $39,000 OBO.
LOT C-2 Zoning.Walk to Gulf beach $150,000.
HISTORIC BRIDGE STREET 2,400 sq. ft., three stores, 150 ft. to
Sarasota Bay. Can add to size. Developing area. $355,000.
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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Sandy'\ Lawn Mowing *Trimming Edging
Lan Hauling By the cut or by the month.
lr'A1 We Monitor Irrigation Systems
service INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
7781345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
I Established in 1983_

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


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(55- Residential Cleaning:
Weekly Bi-Weekly Monthly One Time
Mobile Detailing: Autos Boats RVs
Exterior and Interior Services Available! 778-1984



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




Free Estimates Fully Insured Luc.#Mcoo0105
SPECIALIZING IN BOATLIFTS, DOCKS AND SEAWALLS
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Gillian Busard, Financial Advisor
(941) 365-8500
Legg Mason, Wood Walker, Inc.
Member NYSE Member SIPC

Paradise Improvements 778.4173
Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
j[I_ Replacement Doors and Windows
i Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
Lic#CBC056755

GeorgC.

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State Certified Residential Contractor CR-C057729
CONSTRUCTION & REMODELING



'Thoie llerell y nMAr
from the Anna Maria City Pier is now at the Sarasota
Farmers Market (Main St., Sarasota) Saturday 7 til
Noon. Fossil, Shark Teeth, and Unique Jewelry
I piergear@tampabay.rr.com 778-4991



SFree Aspirin!
... If I can't cure your carpet cleaning headaches.
Hi, I'm Jon Kent with Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning.
since 1992 we've cured the carpet cleaning
headaches of over 1,600 clients. Here's what just
one had to say about us...
"I've never seen it look so good. What a wonderful job you did!"
Catherine Danziger Holmei Beach
S'You have my personal
S100 percent, no-risk guarantee.'
' '-- Jon Kent, Owner/Islander




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Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
778-2882 or 387-0607 j
5400 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach
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CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE Residen-
tial/commercial, full-service maintenance, landscaping in-
stallation, clean-ups, tree trimming, ponds, native plants,
butterfly gardens. Excellent references. 778-5294.

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

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

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

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



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.

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.

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. Turnkey furnished,
beautiful views, breezy quiet area. No pets, owner oper-
ated. Prices from $350 week, $800 month. 941-794-5980.

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.

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

ADORABLE COTTAGE, wood floors, renovated,
central air conditioning, washer/dryer. 2BR/1 BA close
to beach. $2,000 month Nov.-April. $1,000 month
May-Oct. Weekly available. 106 Church St.,
Bradenton Beach. 813-258-2411.

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

SURF SIDE STUDIO 1BA $800 per month plus
assurity/security. Available now. Hurry, it won't last!
792-2779. Annual only.

HOLMES BEACH 3BR/2BA duplex, $800 month.
Neat and clean, nice area. 722-2742.

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.

HOLMES BEACH 1BR with screened lanai. Steps to
beach. $560 per month includes laundry. Utilities
extra. 778-3379, 11 am-3pm.

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

SEASONAL 2BR/1BA duplex, downstairs. Com-
pletely furnished. One house from beach. Four-
month minimum. 813-689-0925.
CHARMING ISLAND HOME on deep-water canal.
2BR/2BA completely furnished, garage, laundry,
dock, many extras. $550 week, $1,600 month. Ca)
813-286-9814.

VACATION RENTAL available April J. 1BR/1BA,
private parking. One block from beach, located in
Holmes Beach. 778-7098.



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ANNUAL RENTAL, 1BR/1BA, one block to beach
and bay, close to shops, great location. $550 month,
$300 deposit. 203 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach.
Available now. 813-258-2411.

SEASONAL NEXT WINTER, six month, $1,300
monthly. Also available May 1, 2000. 2BR/1BA, two
blocks to Gulf. 778-2891.

150 STEPS TO GULF. Seasonal Nov. 2000 through
April 2001. Ground level, 2BR/2BA home. No smok-
ing. 813-961-6992.

ANNUAL 2BR/1BA, steps to the beach. Small pets
welcome. $725 month. Call 778-5150.

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.

HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA apartment. Close to
beach and shopping. Annual rental. First, last and
security deposit. Available May 1. 795-7805.

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

BAYVIEW TERRACE annual or three-month mini-
mum. 2BR/1BA furnished condo. Available now. 795-
0436, leave message.

2BR/28A FULLY FURNISHED home. Washer/dryer,
microwave, one block from beach. $800 week, $1,400
two weeks, plus tax. Includes utilities and cable, no pets,
non-smokers. 1-800-484-8775, code 1914.

HOLMES BEACH, one- and two-bedroom apart-
ments, stones throw to beach. Reasonable, clean,
weekly, monthly. Will consider short lease this year.
779-4368.
VACATION RENTAL, Sun Plaza West. Beautiful
2BR/2BA Gulfview apartment, nicely furnished, pool
and tennis. $700 week, plus tax. Call 778-3231.

HOLMES BEACH, fully equipped 1BR/2BA apart-
ments..Steps from beach, cable, telephone, micro,
radio, CD. Summer special, $695 plus tax for two
weeks. 941-778-1098. Pets welcome.

VACATION.RENTALS 2BR apartments across form
beautiful beach $350 per week. Summer dates still
available..Almost Beach Apartments 778-2374.

UNBELIEVABLE HIDEAWAY, panoramic waterview,
ground floor, fully furnished. One and two bedrooms,
small complex, available now. Possible annual and
or seasonal, monthly, weekly. Also next winter sea-
son. No pets, no smoking. 778-7107.

HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA apartment close to beach
and shopping. Annual rental. $700 month, first, last and
security deposit. Available May 1. 795-7805.

FURNISHED, REMODELED 1BR/1BA, central air,
washer/dryer. Steps to beach, stroll to Holmes Beach
town center. $600 month. Island Real Estate, 778-6066.

STORAGE AVAILABLE ON ISLAND for a car or small
boat. Call Jim at 778-8646 and leave a message.


ANNUAL RENTALS: Bayfront 2BR/2BA condo with
pool and tennis, $1,000 month. 2BR/2BA apartment
with pool, $750 month. Call Old Florida Realty Co.,
778-6849.

FULLY-FURNISHED APARTMENTS, South
Bradenton Beach. Gulfview. Two day, week, month,
utilities included. 2BR $160, $500, $1,300. 1BR
$120, $400, $1,000. 1303 Gulf Dr. S., 504-6009.

LONGBOAT CANAL CONDO, 2BR/1.5BA, furnished
or not. Private dock, street, beach access, no pets.
Annual. $950. 941-383-9291 or 545-4412.

ANNUAL RENTAL HOLMES BEACH. 62nd St., close
to everything. Fully furnished 1BR/1 BA apartment avail-
able May 1. $540 plus electric. 778-4044 or 725-1304.

HOLMES BEACH furnished annuals. 1BR/1BA
house and 1BR/1BA Martinique condo. Phone Rich
Bohnenberger Realty at 779-9469.

SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA beautifully furnished with Mexi-
can tile, washer/dryer. Close to beach and shopping.
Call Isle Rentals at 779-2555.

BEACHFRONT RENTAL: Holmes Beach near
Shell's restaurant. 2BR/1BA. Summer $850 month,
$250 week. Weekend rates available. Call 813-264-
0639 or 334-988-8760.

ANNA MARIA CITY: Furnished 2BR/1BA. Garage,
lanai, patio, washer/dryer. May through December,
$750 month. Six to eight month lease includes every-
thing. Pets welcome. 206 Crescent Dr. 778-8456.

ANNUAL 2BR/1BA, new carpet, tile. 400-ft. to beach,
close to Publix. No pets, $675 plus last and security.
778-8352.

HOLMES BEACH: Available June 1 to Dec. 31.2BR/
2BA, living room, kitchen, lanai, pool, laundry. 1.5
blocks from Gulf. $1,000 two weeks, $1,800 month.
941-778-7642.



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.

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.


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FOR SALE BY BUILDER, new home under construc-
tion on Bradenton Beach. 1440 sq. ft., 3BR/2BA, two-
car garage, two blocks from beach on quiet dead-end
street. $210,000. Days 920-9631, evenings and
weekends 778-6131.

BAYFRONT ESTATE priced $100,000 below ap-
praised price. 3BR/2BA main house, 2BR/2BA
ground-level house, 1BR/1BA duplex. Best steal on
the island. $660,000 or best offer. 109 13th St. South,
Bradenton Beach. 322-2101.

1 BR/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.

DUPLEX FOR SALE, 2BR/1.5BA each side. Storage
and parking underneath. Asking $213,000. Steps to
Gulf and bay. 778-7098.




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


TWO TEN-YEAR old houses, plus 1500+ sq. ft. build-
iing. All excellent condition. Two blocks to Gulf,
Holmes Beach. $359,000. Towne and Shore Realty,
Fred Katz, 778-7980.

PERICO BAY CLUB, 2BR/2BA villa, gated community,
double garage, hurricane shutters. Open house Wednes-
day, April 19, and Sunday, April 22, 1-4pm. 792-0551.

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

LONGBOAT CANAL CONDO, 2BR/2BA, private
dock, street, beach access. Renovated, no pets.
$130,000. 941-383-9291 or 545-4412.

305 S. BAY BLVD. Large lot, 65-ft.x116-ft. with a
great view of Tampa Bay. Mature trees. Reduced,
$165,000. 941-778-4363.

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GULFFRONT CONDO, wonderful view of Gulf and
beach. 2BR/2BA, spacious rooms, garage, extra stor-
age. First-level corner unit. $234,900. Call Yvonne
Higgins at Wagner Realty, 720-3879.

HOME AND APARTMENT, 3BR/2BA, large lanai,
two-car garage, fireplace, lots of tile, new appliances,
Jacuzzi, solar-heated pool. Nice 1BR apartment has
its own private driveway and entry. $269,900. Call
Yvonne Higgins at Wagner Realty, 720-3879.

FABULOUS OPPORTUNITY! Handyman special,
resort neighborhood, potential Gulfview. Two units,
separate meters, garage. 1.5 lots. Lowest priced,
unbelievable Island investment. $119,000. 778-4444.

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to 5404 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, FL 34217. We're
located next to Chez Andre in the Island Shopping
Center. More information: 778-7978.


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VIEWS OF THE INTRACOASTAL! El- BEAUTIFUL 3BR/2BA Bay Palms
evated 3BR/1.5BA home provides fabulous canalfront home recently painted, new ce-
water views. Well maintained open plan with ramic tile, two-car garage, room for pool.
elevated decks along front and back. Two Don't miss this one! $298,000.
large garages plus storage area. $279,500.


BEAUTIFUL VIEWS! Charming Rich-
mond home on Watson's Bayou with view
to open water. Tremendous potential.
Southern exposure, large 101 by 111 ft. lot.
$339,000.


HISTORIC ISLAND CANALFRONT
beach home! 4BR/3.5BA lovingly preserved
with high beamed ceilings, fireplace, French
doors. Dock winds through natural man-
groves to deep-water canal. $449,000.


THE EXCITING DESIGN of this newly remod-
eled 4BR/3.5BA North Point harbor home pro-
vides water views to Bimini Bay. Dramatic entry,
vaulted ceilings, new kitchen and family room with
custom cabinets and built-ins. $659,000.


SPECTACULAR SWEEPING views of Tampa NEW LISTING in Perico Isles! Stained glass
Bay from everywhere! Open floor plan with ex- window entry is just one of the fine features of
ceptional design features gourmet kitchen, 1,200 this 2BR/2B with screened lanai, breakfast
sq.ft. of decking. Option on adjacent waterfront nook area and a two-car garage. Ideally located
lot. $499,000. between town and the Islands! $225,000.


LOT WEST OF GULF DRIVE Rare lot in
Anna Maria. Build your Island dream home
within steps of the beach or land bank it for
future use. Great investment. $179,000.


DUPLEX FIXER-UPPER steps to public
beach on Anna Maria Island. Two duplexes
on one parcel of land both identical. Each
unit 2BR/1BA with terrazzo floors.
$489,000.


WATERS EDGE GULF view condo! Turn-
key furnished with elevator, heated pool and
tennis amenities. Fabulous for seasonal
rental! Open balcony area. $249,000.


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.


PERICO BAY CLUB enjoy the sunrises
over sparkling lake from your spacious sun
deck and screened lanai area. 2BR/2BA villa
with garage and many upgrades can be yours
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THIS IS ITI One-half acre of land on
prestigious Palm Sola Blvd. and a
meticulously maintained historic man-
sion with 4,000 plus sq. ft. of luxury
living. This is a rare opportunity to own
a piece of history and to live in one of
the finest homes in the area. Shown by
qualified appointment only. $799,900.
Call Dennis Rauschl 778-4800. Eves.
730-3619. MLS42963

GREAT INVESTMENT. Priced to sell!
One block to beaches. One cottage,
plus a fourplex. Cottage has 2BR/1 BA,
each unit in fourplex has 1BR/1BA. All
annual tenants but could be seasonal.
$349,900. Ed Oliveira 778-4800, eves.
778-1751. MLS#41886.


ISLAND HOME! Don't dream a
dream, buy one! Enjoy the Island
lifestyle. Walk to beach and bay. 2BR/
1BA- with large enclosed porch.
$159,900. Dick Maher/Dave Jones
778-4800. MLS42108



RARE ELEVATED DUPLEX. Just
across the street to beaches. 2BR/2BA
with washer/dryer hook-ups. Parking
and storage under building. $199,900.
Ed Oliveira 778-4800, 788-1751 eves.
MLS42809


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



ISLAND COTTAGE. 1 BR/1 BA Bradenton.
Beach cottage close to beach and bay.
Good income property. $128,000. Dick
Maher/Dave Jones 778-4800.



GULFFRONT COMPLEX. This is a
bright and cheery turnkey furnished
2BR/2BA ground-floor end unit in a
strong rental Gulffront complex.
Heated swimming pool, tennis court
and on-site manager. $225,000. Ken
Rickett 778-3026. MLS44472


LOWEST PRICED ISLAND HOME.
3BR/1BA home one block to bay,
two blocks to beach. Handyman
special PRICED TO SELL! Call lister
for details Ed Oliveira 778-4800,
778-1751 eves. $124,900.



READY TO BUILD. It doesn't get
any better than this 54 by 105 ft. lot.
Steps to the beach. Only $159,000.
Call Lynn Hostetler 778-4800.


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EVERYTHING IN ITS PLACE

BY JOE DIPIETRO / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ


ACROSS
1 Trim
5 Storythatmay
hold secrets
10 Dresses for
cooking
15 Arrangement
holder .
19 "- to that!"
20 TV executive
Arledge
21 Appearance at
home?
22 Endangered
antelope
23 Outer layer
24 Things that are
not appreciated
26 Space between
the dotted lines
27 Hardly a cold
snap
29 Notice
30 I.C.U. conduits
32 Produce a
130-Across
34 Actress Sorvino
35 From the East
36 Line of thinking
38 Quiet time
43 From an earlier
time
46 Important test
48 Do the same as
49 Literary
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50 Words of
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58 "Death in 119 ActorAndrew
Venice" author 120 Popular activity
59 Register for dogs
61 Like the Owl and 123 Built for speed
the Pussycat's 124 One and only
boat 125 Big name at
63 They're not me Notre Dame
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66 Take a break wrought trinket
68 Govt. loan org. 127 Car wash supply
69 Entices potential 128 A bigperson
dieters may come down
76 Go (for) with it
77 Upstate New 129 Round of four
York's Lake 130 Disturbing noise
78 Calder Trophy 131 Gut feeling?
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facials
84 Complicated
situations
86 Tennis's Nastase
87 Thunderbird
enthusiast?
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food
90 In succession
93 Flooded
95 They're fourth
Sonthewayup
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98 Watered down
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109 Departed quickly
113 Can opener


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attraction
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table
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productive
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14 Wonder who?
15 Do work on the
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25 Some
transfusions
28 Cartoon dog
31 News agency
name
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max
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39 Ticket abbr.
40 Eye
41 Sticks figure
42 Ignoble
43 He played
Castillo on
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44 Reluctant
45 Singer with the
Aliis
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others
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56 Blue Ribbon
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64 Reply
65 Those seeking
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October 1998
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71 Designer Picasso
72 Prince or
princess
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74 Complaint


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80 Nocturnal bird
81 "Back- hour"
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92 Destroy slowly travelers to Nem
94 Suspension York
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Ann Arbor, MI






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Sheridan. MO






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Providence. RI






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W 3jiown. NY






P.roska Kallay
SBuaiest, Hungary


CORAL SHORES Canalfront home with two-car
garage. Fenced yard, dock and davits on good
boatable water with direct access to bay. $235,000.
Jan A. Schmidt 778-2261. MLS#44299


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





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PLEASANT LIVING IN CORDOVA LAKES
2BR/2BA ranch-style home has family room, for-
mal dining, eat-in kitchen. Beautiful garden and
lawn. Tony Tiberini 778-2261. MLS#44421

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TAMPA BAYFRONT Wells Bay Harbor 3BR'
2.5BA home with unobstructed view of Sk, :.a.
Bridge and St. Petersburg. Large two-car gar a3e,
$549,000. Rose Schnoerr 778-2261. MLS#3 i '-


CEDARS EAST furnished 2BR/2.5BA townhome IRONWOOD BEAUTY Immaculate end-unit iurn
with attached garage. New carpet, ceramic tile, paint, key furnished. A rare find with its own laundr, a -.j
Ten lighted Har-Tru tennis courts, pool. $199,900. two full baths. Across from golf, pool, clubh ju..,
Noreen Roberts 778-2261. MLS#41301 $63,500. Sheila Kidd 778-2261. MLS#42630
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PRICE REDUCED! Great Island location. Five "
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778-2261. MLS#35803






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Indianapolis, IN Bradenton, FL Buffalo, NY Cleveland, OH


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JTON BEACH 2/2, waterview,

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Missy Lapps 778-9611
II Free 1-877-651-0123


TWO HOUSES ON 7.3 ACRES Lots of pot-ril.ai
and possibilities. 4.8 acres commercial arJ 2' 5
acres residential. $319,900. Chard Wir r,;er
778-2261. MLS#42065


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Middletown, OH Missouri Kansas City. MO Ohio
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