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Skimming the news ... Find your way there with the Island map, page16


SAI Anna IMaria



The


Islander


ISLANDER


Volume 8, no. 24, April 26, 2000 FREE


., All for one
...- It took more than 16 strong bodies
to lift Anna, an 850-plus rare
": leatherback turtle, who made her
second appearance on our shore, to
a stepvan for transport from the bay
south of the Anna Maria City Pier
to the Gulf Volunteers and scien-
tists formed a caravan to Pine
Avenue where Anna was carried to
the surf and allowed to swim or
J. beach herself "It was fruitless,"
Island turtle guru Suzi Fox said.
"She just kept swimming in
circles, The scientists started
thinking of euthanasia, but took
; took her back to the Clearwater
--* Marine Aquarium, where by Mon-
day things were looking up. For
-* .,." more about Anna and her travails,
see page 3. Islander Photo:
Bonner Futch







Bradenton planners OK Perico development


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Despite nearly two hours of testi-
mony in opposition to Arvida's pro-
posed Perico Island development, the
Bradenton Planning Commission last
week approved the plan.
Speakers, ranging from activists to
attorneys, decried the project on issues
such as height, density, traffic, evacua-
tion and shelter space, compatibility,
comprehensive plan requirements and
ecology.


Potential problems on Easter
Sunday were averted by pro-active
action by Bradenton Beach Police at
Coquina Beach.
The action: early patrols and con-
liscation of alcoholic beverages before
crowds had a chance to get rowdy.
Alcohol is prohibited on all
Manatee County beaches. In the past,
large crowds at the popular Island
beach have become unruly, prompt-
ing police to close the beach to all
because of the activities of a few.
"Officers began patrolling on
foot about 10 a.m. Sunday, checking
coolers for alcohol," Police Chief
Sam Speciale said. "They didn't
write any citations, just warnings and
confiscated the alcohol. We had no


"It's a nightmare," attorney Ernest
Marshall told planners. "Developers
shouldn't develop property at the ex-
pense of the character of this community
or at the expense of back pockets of the
taxpayers who have to fund whatever
they created once they leave here."
Arvida's plans include 898 units on
a 353-acre parcel on Perico Island. The
project's west phase includes six- to 10-
story condominiums and townhouses
with 794 units, a recreation center, a
swimming pool and tennis courts.


arrests and no problems. Everyone
had a good time."
The pro-active approach appar-
ently worked, even with the huge
crowds that packed Coquina Beach on
the perfect Sunday beach day. There
were so many people police had to
close parking lots for an hour because
they were filled to capacity with
beachgoers.
Special estimated police confis-
cated about 12 cases of beer during
the day. The brew was destroyed,
Special said.
"The police did an excellent job,"
Bradenton Beach Mayor Gail Cole said
of the beer patrols. "By doing that, we
were able to have families come out and
enjoy the beach on Easter."


The project's conceptual east phase
shows 104 single family homes, includ-
ing 30 that replaced a planned 95,000-
square-foot commercial building.
To put the plan in perspective for
Islanders, one resident pointed out the
City of Anna Maria's comprehensive
plan shows 529.57 acres in the city and
as of April 2000, there are 1,413 resi-
dential units.

Developer pitches project
Applicant Ed Hill, president of
Arvida's central Florida operations, told
planners that the development is a "very
exciting project for the City of
Bradenton" and the "perfect comple-
ment to what the city currently has to
offer."
Ed Vogler, attorney for the project,
said Arvida accepts the nine stipulations
set by the planning commission. These
addressed existing agricultural uses, his-
torical and archaeological resources,
groundwater discharges, wildlife protec-
tion, construction regulations, the dona-
tion of land for a fire station, pedestrian/
bike path plans and sewer and water sys-
tem improvements.
"The density of three dwelling units
per acre is the lowest density that exists
in the city," Vogler said. "It reflects the
goals established by the state legislature
and now implemented through your
comprehensive plan to substantially re-
duce density in coastal areas."
Vogler said the density of the island
according to the county's future land use
map was three to six units oer acre. The
property was under county jurisdiction


until it was annexed by the City of
Bradenton last year.
Citing a traffic study undertaken by
an Arvida consultant in March, Vogler
pointed out, "The report concludes after
the full development of this project, all
roadway segments would operate in an
acceptable manner and in accordance
with the established level of service
standard for that roadway. The study
PLEASE SEE PERICO, PAGE 4



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Parents need a certified copy of
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Galati Perico Harbor sold to Minor for $4 million


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Bob Minor, who made a fortune in the trucking
business, has switched gears and shifted his business
ventures to the water.
Minor said Monday he bought Galati Perico Har-
bor Marina for just over $4 million April 12 and
changed the name to Perico Harbor Marina.
While Minor will be selling boats at the location
northeast of the Anna Maria Island Bridge, he's also
hoping to cash in on Arvida's plans for a 900-unit de-
velopment that is proposed to abut the marina on north
Perico Island.
Minor says that when the Arvida development
takes place, homeowners are going to need a place to
keep their boats and he has that covered.
"But that's still at least two years away and that's
provided the development even goes down," Minor
said. "We're just going to run it like a marina just like
it's always been run. It's going to be business as usual.
"We're a Donzi, Chaparral and Sailfish boat
dealer. We're not planning on expanding the shed in
the near future. I'm sure we'll work with Galati and
they'll send us business. It was a long time getting it.
We've been working on this since last November."
The marina has storage for 233 boats in its covered
shed.
Carmine and Joe Galati said they decided to sell the
marina because they had refocused their operation to
sell larger boats such as the upscale Vikings, some of
which go for more than $1 million.
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"We decided we needed to expand our large boat
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we decided to sell Perico and open a marina in Naples
and Destin," Joe Galati said. "We'll concentrate on


Establishing a tax rate is a bit of a challenge
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Price told fire commissioners that he devel-
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The merger must be approved by state legis-
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"Hopefully within a week, it will pass the Sen-
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Leatherback Anna again visits Island Meetings


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
The third time may be Anna's charm the
troubled leatherback sea turtle has come ashore for the
third time, and this time she'll stay.
She ate some squid Monday and that's "most en-
couraging news," said biologist Glenn Harman of the
Clearwater Marine Aquarium, where Anna has ended
up for the third time.
"If she continues to improve and eat, we'll keep her
- at least for awhile.
"We may be able to set up a new tank for her. We
have an old sewage treatment plant with two huge
tanks, and we only use one now. She'd fit in the other.
We can do it, I think, though it'll take money."
For now, she can look forward to several weeks
more of life while the aquarium staff stabilizes her diet.
At sea she consumes hundreds of pounds of jellyfish a
day, but the aquarium has her on a diet of squid.
The news was bleak when the Clearwater
Aquarium van pulled away from the Pine Avenue
beach Saturday after six hours of rescue efforts. The
immediate decision was to euthanize the rare leather-
back because, as Harman and others at the scene deter-
mined, the-situation was only going to repeat itself if
Anna couldn't swim, feed and maintain living offshore.


This way baby!
Don Melinor and Suzi Fox spent several hours in the
water directing Anna away from the seawalls on
South Bay Boulevard. Islander Photo: Bonner Futch


She first came ashore March 4 in Holmes Beach
with her left front flipper wrapped in trap line so tightly
that it was infected and beginning to rot.
She was wrestled into a truck by Anna Maria Is-
land Turtle Watch volunteers under Suzi Fox's super-
vision, transferred to the aquarium's panel truck and
taken to the aquarium where the flipper was amputated.
As she recuperated, she started fighting the tank
where she was living. Fearing further damage, Harman
and helpers got her aboard a barge and dropped her
back in the Gulf offshore.
She showed up 12 days later at Indian Rocks Beach
near Clearwater, and turtle experts sumized she might
be trying to get up the beach to nest. After further treat-
ment and study, she was put into the Gulf again, this
time farther out.
* She reappeared Saturday, first spotted about noon
swimming in sweeping circles near the Rod & Reel Pier
on the bay side of the Island. The tide and current were
carrying Anna south toward homes and seawalls past the
city pier, as she appeared to struggle to swim north.
To avoid injury from the seawalls, Fox and volunteers
Don and Joanne Meilner helped Anna make it to a stretch
of natural shoreline a few homes north of Bimini Pass.
More turtle volunteers were contacted and neigh-
bors along South Bay Boulevard assisted, allowing
plenty of trespassing on private property, phone calls
and helping hands.
Tony Redlow, chief of the Florida Marine Research
Institute, arrived with his stranding and salvage team
nearly four hours after the initial sighting and the
Clearwater Aquarium's Harman arrived shortly afterward.
"She hung around us in the water," said Fox, who
holds the state permit for sea turtle preservation for the
Island. "She didn't seem to want to leave."
Or couldn't. It was obvious to those who'd spent
more than five hours with Anna that she wasn't at-
tempting to beach herself, but she couldn't swim
against the current to return offshore.
It took many strong bodies- 16 or more to lift
Anna in the aquarium's sling from the bay to the van
to move her to the Gulf, N\ here Harman wanted to try
releasing the 850-Iound turtle


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April 27, 7 p.m., Commission meeting. Agenda: discus-
sion on alcohol beverage special event permit, discussion
on city pier request for proposal, planning and zoning
board recommendation on Flagg property, planning and
zoning board recommendation on Goe property, home
occupational license for Michael Ferris, home occupa-
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discussion, consent agenda and public comment.
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778-0781.

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April 28, 8:30 a.m., Commission work session.
May 4, 7 p.m., Commission meeting
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778-1005.
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Pine Avenue where Anna was carried to the surf and
allowed to swim her circle pattern before she was re-
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"It was fruitless, Fox said. "She justkkept swim-
ming in circles."
Harman concluded, "It's ridiculous to keep releas-
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her to Clearwater, where by Monday things were very
much looking up.
"Nobody knows just what to do with her," said
Fox. "It's so frustrating. You keep arriving back at the
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Perico proposal approved;
Bradenton City Council to decide
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
was done with every worst-case scenario."
A review of the study for the city by a Tampa en-
gineering firm noted, "The trip generation portion of
the report leaves some significant concerns regarding
the category of buildings anticipated at the develop-
ment."
The study said categorizing the development as
a high-rise condominium would result in the lowest
number of trips. However, a low-rise condominium
category would result in the highest number of trips.
"This discrepancy is notable and worthy of further
consideration," said the report. "It is recommended that
the city hire an independent consultant to perform a
local trip-generation study to verify trip-generation
rates used in the study."
A hurricane evacuation analysis showed that the
project would add one vehicle per minute to peak-hour
evacuation time, reflecting a worst case scenario by
assuming that all units are occupied, Vogler said.
"The most important thing about hurricane evacu-
ation is for everyone to follow the rules and when they
are asked to evacuate, they need to evacuate," Vogler
said.
Tom McCollum, of Zoller, Najar and Shroyer Inc.,
the project's engineering firm, spoke about the
project's landscaping and buildings. He said the project
was designed with a great deal of landscaping and
maintains a vegetative look.
"The first and southernmost 10-story building is a
half mile north of Manatee Avenue," McCollum said.
"Previously it was significantly closer. Because of the
immense amount of vegetation, it will be impossible to
see any buildings from Manatee Avenue."
McCollum said the tall buildings allow for a large
amount of open and recreational space, and the park-
ing underneath the buildings reduces the amount of
impervious surface.
Hill said the buildings were designed with the
water orientation of the property and historical Florida
architecture in mind.
"We tried to duplicate Florida's past and that old


Perico island, site of a proposed development. Islander Photo: courtesy Arvida
Perico Island, site ofa proposed development. Islander Photo: courtesy Arvida


fishing village look with metal roofs, shutters and other
details," Hill said.
In order to minimize the height of the buildings,
Hill said materials were alternated so it appears that
every other floor is a true floor. For example, eight
floors would appear to the eye as four floors.

Public decries project
With no one from the audience opting to speak in
favor of the project, planners heard from more than a
dozen opponents.


Marshall, president of the Federation of Manatee
County Community Associations, said the federation
opposes the development because of height, traffic
impacts, infrastructure needs and incompatibility with
the surrounding area.
"I've seen lot of change in this county but I've
never seen it developing into another Miami Beach or
Ft. Lauderdale. People live here because they like the
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By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Citing a "spirit of partnership," the Manatee
County Commission sent its comments regarding
the proposed development on Perico Island to the
City of Bradenton..
"The project as proposed does not appear to be
consistent with the following city comprehensive
plan recommendations for development within this
neighborhood," commissioners said in the letter to
Bradenton elected officials and planners.
Strictly enforce buffer requirements for the
conservation areas.
Consider hurricane evacuation and traffic im-
pacts on SR 64 as an important issue in review of
applications for development approval.
Promote the designation of the Palma Sola
Causeway from 75th Street West to the western city
limits as a scenic highway.


PERICO, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4


sponsibility to make sure this community stays like we
want it and not what the developer wants."
He stressed that planners don't have to approve
the project at its proposed height and density just
because it complies with city requirements and
stipulations.
Daniel Lobeck, attorney for the environmental or-
ganization ManaSota-88, discussed density, compat-
ibility and traffic. He said the level of service standard
for State Road 64 from Palma Sola Boulevard to the
city limit between 2005 to 2010 will be "F," the worst
possible designation.
"Perico Island is within the 100-year flood zone,"
Lobeck noted. "It's less than five feet above sea level
with large areas below the mean-high-water line. In a
Category Five hurricane, you're looking at an 18-foot


The board also noted:
The proposed four- to 10-story buildings are
inconsistent and incompatible with other develop-
ment in the vicinity. Building heights of one, two or
three stories would be appropriate.
The intensity of this development is inconsis-
tent with state policy to direct population away from
vulnerable coastal areas.
Approving a project for the maximum density
is inconsistent with development trends in Manatee
County and the remainder of Perico Island.
A single means of access will serve 794 dwell-
ing units, all located within hurricane evacuation Zone
A and the coastal area below the eight-foot elevation.
The traffic study does not appear to provide
sufficient information that would be the basis for a
land use approval.
There will be a water pressure issue if this
project is connected to the county water system.


storm surge, so the island will be 13 feet under water."
In addition Lobeck said the majority of the
state's hurricane shelters have been deemed unsafe
and new evacuation clearance times established by
regional disaster planners show great increases over
the past.
"How can you in good conscience live with a vote
that will-put more people in harm's way?" Lobeck
asked.
County Commissioner Joe McClash refuted
Vogler's claim that the density is less than the county
would allow.
"The average that we've been approving for a Res-
3 future-land-use classification is 1.76 dwelling units
per gross acre," McClash said. "For a Res-6 classifica-
tion we've been approving 2.98."
McClash showed artist renderings of the view of
the development from three water vistas and how the


County commission offers


comments on Perico project


THE ISLANDER E APRIL 26, 2000 N PAGE 5
development would look if it were reduced to two- and
three-story buildings similar to Perico Bay Club
across the causeway.
"Overwhelmingly, you'll see these buildings,"
McClash said. "What image will people have of our
community?"
Vogler questioned McClash on his motive, facts
and graphic presentations and McClash noted, "If you
want to challenge my facts, this is not the forum. The
courts allow a citizen to supply facts."
Two groups, Manatee in Defense of Animals and
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch, said the development
will have a devastating effect on Perico's wildlife.
Palma Sola resident Nick Baden told planners,
"The professional building in Bradenton is seven
floors. When I leave 75th Street at Manatee Avenue,
it's six miles away and I can see it. This project is
less than two miles away and they tell me I'm not
going to see it. That's what I call pabulum."
Cortez resident Jane VonHahmann took Hill to
task over his description of the development as an old
Florida fishing village.
"I live in the oldest fishing village in the state and
there is no way these buildings look anything like
Cortez," VonHahmann said. "You can save and pre-
serve the image of your city and Manatee County by
not accepting this proposal as it stands today, or you
can go down in history as forever changing that view
of Manatee County."
Planners then heard a rebuttal from Vogler and
questioned him regarding various aspects of the
project. Only one planning board member, O.M.
"Buster" Griffith indicated disapproval.
"We have become a low-rise community,"
Griffith said. "I hate to see a 10-story building any-
where outside downtown Bradenton. I think it's too
high."
Planner Diane Barcus asked that an on-demand
traffic light be installed on SR 64 at the project en-
trance in the future if warranted by traffic volume.
"It's a well-balanced plan and is in compliance
with our comprehensive plan and land development
regulations," Bradenton Planning Director Jerry West
said.
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Opinion


Say it ain't so
Salty Sol Fleischman emanates from numerous
pages of this issue of The Islander. Having been an
Islander of prominence for many years, he moved to
Sun City Center in the 1980s.
He made his mark on television news while resid-
ing on North Shore Boulevard. He wouldn't have been
called an environmentalist such a thing barely ex-
isted then but his reports brought us closer to a
"natural Florida," more precisely fishing.
Would he be outraged over the proposed develop-
ment of the last remaining unprotected natural shore-
line in Manatee County, the imminent destruction of
wildlife and fish habitat and a skyline of high-rises
south of a preservation area that spans from the oppo-
site mouth of the Manatee River, Emerson Point, to
past the Sunshine Skyway Bridge?
You bet he would.
If Salty Sol knew then what development along the
shoreline would wreak on fishing in Manatee County,
he would have crusaded to prevent it.
Island elected officials have chosen to take a "soft
approach" with the Arvida development before the City
of Bradenton but we can't sit back and pretend
we're not alarmed.
The close proximity of 900-plus dwelling units
represents a population that will nearly exceed the
number of voters registered in Anna Maria City.
Bradenton Beach, too.
Doesn't anyone on any board of government re-
member the 1970s when the Martinique six-story
condominium was built and the three Island cities
acted to outlaw further high-rises by limiting build-
ing heights to 37 feet?
Was everyone sleeping while Arvida dredged and
filled grass flats in Sarasota Bay and developed Bird Key,
a posh area of homes between Sarasota and St. Armands?
Were Islanders snoozing while Arvida marched up
Longboat Key, creating snooty golf course communities
and rows of canal-dredged lots for expensive homes?
Wake up Bradenton! At the expense of the quaint,
village-like character of the cities on Anna Maria,
you're proceeding to sell us down-the drain.
Oh my goodness, oh my soul. There goes Anna
Maria Island down the hole.
Doesn't the preservation of Emerson Point on the
north side of the river and the 3,000 acres of coastline
beyond it, from Snead Island to Port Manatee, say
something to the powers that be? Something like, pro-
tect this remaining small parcel of natural shoreline -



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there is no more in Manatee County.
We united to defeat the great forces of the Florida
Department of Transportation to prevent high-rise
bridges along Cortez Road and Manatee Avenue to the
Island, largely because it would destroy the character
of the Island. Never mind that it took environmental
incentives to accomplish the task.
What can we do to prevent Darth Vader and his
greedy army of tax-hungry Bradentonians from attack-
ing our way of life?
We ordinary citizens must amass arguments
and technical expertise to show that our lives will be at
greater risk'in hurricane evacuation situations.
We must present data to show that traffic conges-
tion will be exacerbated.
The mere mention this early in the proposal of a
traffic signal at the development's entry brings shud-
ders to Islanders who know all too well the present
bottleneck just west of 75th Street on the Palma Sola
Causeway will move directly to our doorstep.
Already the DOT has postponed the planned wid-
ening of causeway bridges and the addition of safety
lam we fear to add two lanes of traffic if Arvida's
de :pment is approved.
riow far will that push the bottleneck? Right up to


Daily tie-ups loom if
Perico development wins
The proposed development on Perico Island poses
more problems for its neighbors than only during an
emergency hurricane evacuation.
With the addition of nearly 900 new units coupled
with the congestion already being caused by the Publix
in Holmes Beach, we can count on more severe traffic
tie-ups on a daily basis as well as a dramatic impact on
our beaches.
Our Island officials mustjoin in any and all discus-
sions regarding this situation in order to protect what
is left of the quality of life,on Anna Maria Island. If
r . 1 3 i 2 9. 1 1 1, : 5 : - -_- 7- -7-


East Bay Drive on Manatee Avenue. We'll never get
off the Island before every one of the new 1,600-plus
residents of Perico has headed to the limited shelters.
Then there's the stormwater runoff created by the
"lush landscaping" proposed by Arvida. More fertilizer
and pesticide dumped into the bay at the point where
the Sarasota Bay and Tampa Bay National Estuary pro-
grams converge. The national efforts to preserve the
bays shouldn't be for naught.
Water problems? Everyone talks about the drought
conditions, including many years of limited water use
throughout our water management district. But the
county continues huge developments east of the Inter-
state, and Bradenton adds to the dilemma.
The rivalry of owners versus Islanders has come
to a full head with this thrust of high-rise condos at
our throats.
We can only hope Island officials will join their
constituents and take up the gauntlet before it's too late.
Protect our three cities' comprehensive plans find
facts and the means to prevent what we've avoided for
30 years, what we've protected for much longer.
Think of it as Big Brother spitting on Mother Na-
ture. The character of Anna Maria Island is again un-
der attack.


they do not represent us forcefully we will merely be-
come a mirror image of Longboat Key.
John Gilroy, Holmes Beach


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'No Parking' signs needed
This letter is in response to the April 5 editorial in
The Islander regarding parking problems on South Bay
Boulevard in Anna Maria.
I agree that a resident cannot lay claim to a right of
way. But neither can a business. And Rotten Ralph's
has done just that. He, his staff and clientele park on the
residential right of way on South Bay every day. The
right of way has become his business parking lot.
You questioned whether or not business has in-
creased dramatically in the last year. Yes, it has, espe-
cially since the city pier closed. People who came all
the way out to the Island to eat there want to eat some
place.
Rotten Ralph's must have sufficient parking spaces
for his staff, for each table, and for patrons of his bar.
He does not have the required parking and therefore
uses the right of way as his business parking lot. This
creates larger repercussions. Beer and other delivery
trucks block the street. On a typical day, South bay is
blocked by Pepsi, Miller, Bud and Coors beer trucks,
to name just a few.
Safety and welfare when trucks block the street
and cars park on the right of way, homeowners cannot
get to their residences. More importantly, ambulances
and fire trucks cannot get to the area. This is an acci-
dent waiting to happen.
Sanitation on occasion, garbage and recycling
trucks can't access our homes because trucks are
parked on the street, and cars on the right of way. They
leave our garbage and recycling sitting outside.
Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh says he won't make
changes to the parking situation unless the health,
safety and welfare of the residents is affected.
When residents and emergency vehicles are
blocked because the street is full of trucks and the right
of way filled with cars, the health, safety and welfare
of the residents are affected. It's not only 832, but the
owners from 828 through 840 South Bay are upset by


this parking and congestion problems.
This is why we request "No Parking" signs be re-
installed on South Bay across from the commercial
area.
Diana Milesko, Anna Maria

EDITOR'S NOTE City officials confirm that
Galati Marine and its tenant Rotten Ralph's have the
required parking, per city ordinance.

Charge a toll to visit
Anna Maria Island
Being a condo owner at Bradenton Beach and soon
to be a permanent resident, I read The Islander and
Bradenton paper often.
I can't believe I haven't read that any of the city
governments and residents aren't in an uproar about the
devastating impact the hundreds of new residents of
Perico Island are going to make on the beaches,
bridges, piers and more.
I read that the piers and bridges need thousands of
dollars in repairs. Do only Anna Maria residents use
these? No!
There also seems to be a terrible trash problem at
the beaches. I've ridden by them and have often seen
the rubbish barrels spilling over with trash. It's not the
residents of the Island who make that mess.
The simple solution is right in front of our eyes.
Why not charge a toll to off-islanders to come
across the bridges? Let's take a tip from Sanibel Island,
they've been doing it for years.
Or sell season passes to the beaches. In Massachu-
setts we've always had to pay to use our public
beaches.
It wouldn't seem that paying a few dollars to come
to the beach would bother the people who are paying
$200,000 and up for homes on Perico Island.
Then the cities of Annai Maria Island could use the
money to repair the piers and bridges and keep the


beaches beautiful and clean.
Is this too simple a solution?
Nancy Richard, Bradenton Beach and Taunton,
Mass.

Perico: Las Vegas strip or jail?
On April 19 we attended what was billed as the
City Planning Board's "public hearing" regarding the
Arvida/Perico Island project. It was, in fact, a
"developer's dream board meeting."
Only one member in six, O.M. Griffith, had the
sensibility and resolve to stand up and vote "no" after
listening to three hours of questions and concerns from
more than 200 standing-room-only native and trans-
planted taxpayers.
Collectively, we want Arvida to lower the 10-story
buildings that will contain in excess of 790 condominium
units (104 additional units are also slated). When we
viewed the architect's drawing, the proposed buildings
reminded us of casino hotels on the Las Vegas strip. An
audience member exclaimed that each building resembled
a state penitentiary. These multiple structures are equiva-
lent in height to one-tenth the size of the Empire State
Building. We can't imagine these monstrosities being
built anywhere in Bradenton, let alone on a fragile barrier
island such as Perico. Can you?
Please, people, voice your opposition to this mas-
sive eyesore by contacting Mayor Wayne Poston, who
is leaning toward approving Arvida's project in its en-
tirety, and to members of the city council prior to their
Arvida meeting on Wednesday, May 10, at 8:30 a.m.
at Bradenton City Hall. They can be telephoned at 708-
6200 or faxed at 708-6229.
By the oath they took when elected, our public
servants pledged to uphold what is in the best interest
of the entire community in order to ensure that the qual-
ity of life we now enjoy in Bradenton continues for
future generations.
Joseph and Gayle Gregorzek, Perico Island


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Condo installs fire suppression system
By Pat Copeland .7.1-- -
Islander Reporter '


After watching a neighboring condominium burn
last year, residents of Water's Edge, 5808 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach, learned the value of fire protection.
Water's Edge became the second condominium
since a March 1999 fire at Playa Encantada to install
a stand-pipe system to protect its buildings.
The first stand-pipe installation was at Playa
Encantada condominium following a devastating fire
that roared through the north building a year ago de-
stroying one wing. After the fire, residents learned that
the building was without a fire-suppression system.
The fire, which was started by lightning and aggra-
vated by strong winds, burned through six of the
condo's top-floor units at 6006 Gulf Drive in Holmes
Beach. Another eight units were severely damaged by
water. The fire caused more than $3.5 million in dam-
age.
Residents voted to retrofit the remaining building
with fire and smoke alarms and a stand-pipe water sys-
tem. A stand-pipe system is a water pipe running the
length of the building with connections in the stairwells
and a main connection in front of the building.
Now Water's Edge, Playa's neighbor to the south,
has its new $20,000 stand-pipe system in place. The
second phase of the work will include a direct alarm
system that automatically dials 911 in the event of a
fire, said Cornelia Zanetti, the condominium
association's secretary/treasurer.
Last week West Manatee district firefighters per-
formed a pressure test on the system, a requirement
before the system can be certified by the fire marshal.
"The hydrant supplies water to our fire truck," ex-
plained Capt. Larry Revell. "The fire department con-
nection in front of the building gives us a place to hook
up the truck to supply water to the stand pipes."
Revell said a normal fire department hose is 150 to
200 feet long. The stand-pipe system that runs under
the two 270-foot-long buildings has a hose connection
at each of the buildings' three stairwells.
"We can connect at a location that allows us to


Performing pressure check
West Manatee Fire and Rescue District Fire Mar-
shal Kurt Lathrop and his son Stephen, 16, afire
cadet, hook up a hose from the fire truck to the fire
department connection (FDC) in front of Water's
Edge condominiums. The FDC will supply water to
the building's new stand-pipe system. In the event of
afire, firefighters will hook up hoses to the stand-
pipes to supply water to each stairwell.
advance the hose to the needed areas," Revell said.
"I'm real pleased with what they did," Assistant
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Lathrop said the fire district continues to work with
other condominium associations to improve safety for
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A plague of bankruptcy signs has stirred a
Keep Manatee Beautiful crusade on the main-
land, but Anna Maria Island apparently remains
unsullied. At least by Roberds.
It is the Roberds Furniture Co. whose bank-
ruptcy has triggered aggressively colored signs,
staked in profusion along most major thorough-
fares and intersections throughout Manatee
County.
The signs notify passers-by of the close-out
sale at Bradenton and Sarasota stores, now that
the company has gone bankrupt and its stock is
being cleared out.
Keep Manatee Beautiful points out indig-
nantly that signage in a public right of way is
illegal, and not only Roberds'. The state, coun-
ties, cities and towns are implored to uproot the
signs and clear the rights of way.
Anna Maria Island seems to have been
largely left out of the bargain drive, although
there was one reported sighting of a Holmes
Beach policeman gathering a few of the signs -
and not looking very happy about it.
Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay Romine
said he hasn't encountered the illegal signs and
that if citizens do, they should call the police and
not take direct action themselves.
City Code Enforcement Officer Walter
Wunderlich agrees, though on his daily com-
mute from Bradenton he says he's been so irri-
tated by Roberds signage that "I felt like pulling
over and tearing them out, although I have no
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SIGNS, FROM PAGE 8


jurisdiction there."
The bane of his signage life is garage sale signs that
crop up near weekends along the city's rights of way.
"It's a constant battle," he said. "Over all, though,
Holmes Beach is doing well."
Anna Maria City doesn't have that problem, for
there are few garage sales there, said Andy Dusseau,
city administrative assistant and building clerk.
"We don't allow any signs on a public right of way
except traffic and directional signs," she said. "Politi-
cal signs are a different story. Some [illegal] signs in
the recent city campaign ended up in the old jail."
Bradenton Beach's illegal sign problems focus where
Cortez Road ends at Gulf Drive. There, some of the land
is public and some is owned by Bridgeport condomini-
ums, said Gerry Rathvon, code enforcement officer.
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Calling Holmes Beach
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Holmes Beach officials are seeking old-timers and
city founders to participate in the city's 50th anniver-
sary celebration to be held May 20.
The celebration will begin at 11 a.m. at city hall,
5801 Marina Drive, with a ceremony to honor the city's
founders. The Manatee High School Jazz Band will
play and refreshments will be available.
The event will include tours of city hall. A play
depicting the history of the city will be performed at the
Anna Maria Elementary School at 3 p.m.
Old-timers and founders should contact Commis-
sioner Don Maloney at 708-5800.

'Farewell Luncheon' will honor
club presidents
A "Farewell Charity Luncheon" will honor past
presidents of the Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island
at noon Wednesday, May 3.
The affair will be hosted by the newly elected and
appointed executive board members at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria City.
Denise Johnson, president of Friends of the Island
Branch Library, will present a program on "A Star in
the Community." Price of the luncheon is $3 and mem-
bers are to bring table service for themselves and
guests.
This luncheon will close out the club's year, with
meetings to resume Sept. 6.

Tickets available for
Holmes Beach historical play
For those who missed the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Society's February performance on the history
of Holmes Beach, you have another chance.
The play will be presented as part of the Holmes
Beach 50th anniversary celebration on May 20. There
will be one performance at 3 p.m. in the Anna Maria
Elementary School auditorium.
The play is based on the early history of Holmes
Beach and will trace the growth of the city from 1896
to 1950, marking the arrival of the first homesteaders
up to the city's incorporation.
Early pioneers, the construction of the airstrip and
the making of the MGM film classic "On An Island
With You," starring Esther Williams and Peter
Lawford, will be featured. Other highlights will be the
arrival of Dr. Ed Huth, who opened the first medical
center, and the construction of the elementary school.
Tickets will be available May 2 at the Anna Maria
Island Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
A donation of $1 is requested and seating is limited.
The museum hours for May are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tuesday through Thursday and Saturday.

Longboat authors to sign
books Saturday
Retired Johns Hopkins cardiologist Dr. Jack Wexler
and self-styled "tennis nut" Herb LaTuchie will sign cop-
ies of their books in back-to-back appearances Saturday,
April 29, at Circle Books on St. Armands Circle.
Wexler was physician to Johns Hopkins Hospital
and a faculty member of John Hopkins School of Medi-
cine in Baltimore before retiring to Longboat Key,
where he has been a community activist. He also main-
tained a private cardiology practice for 30 years and
wrote numerous articles for medical journals.
The title of his book is "Heart Friendly Exercises,"
and it offers a regimen of low-stress exercise to send
blood to the brain and around the body as well as help
muscle tone. He will sign copies for two hours starting
at 1 p.m. Saturday.
He will relinquish the author's seat at 3 p.m. to
LaTuchie, retired business executive so devoted to the
game that he calls himself a "tennis nut." His book "Funny
Racket: Memoirs of a Tennis Fanatic" concentrates on the
humor of the competition, with a full supply of anecdotes
and photos. He also collects art and rare books and is an
auctioneer of Early American and Civil War memorabilia.
He will sign his book until 5 p.m.
Details may be obtained at 388-2850. Circle Books is
at 478 John Ringling Blvd., St. Armands Circle. Sarasota.


Butterfly garden benefits from sales
At rear, Nancy Ambrose of the North American
Butterfly Association, Manasota Chapter, sells
butterfly T-shirts and accessories at a booth at the
Anna Maria Island Centre on April 22. Sales will
help fund the Anna Maria Island Butterfly Garden
now under construction between Holmes Beach City
Hall and the Island Branch Library in Holmes
Beach. The money will be used to purchase plants,
construct brick walkways, purchase an arbor and
benches and maintain the garden. Islander Photo:
Pat Copeland

Spring Fling Concert
set by MCC choirs
The concert and chamber choirs and the symphonic
wind ensemble of Manatee Community College will
perform their favorite selections in their Spring Fling
Concert at 8 p.m. Friday, April 28.
The musical event will be in Neel Auditorium,
5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Dr. Brenda Smith will
direct the choirs, accompanied by pianist Lurray
Myers, in "chosen hits for all seasons." James Bruce
will lead the wind ensemble in a variety of works.
General admission is $5, MCC students and senior
citizens $3. Further information may be obtained at
752-5252.

Library to show Jones'
artwork during May
The works of artist Wyatt Jasper Jones will be on
display during May at the Island Branch Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
The drawings and paintings are being coordinated
by the artist's son, Robert. The works have been exhib-
ited in Florida before, as some were included in a trav-
eling show in the 1940s that included stops in
Clearwater, St. Petersburg and Bradenton.
The artist was born in Gibson, Tenn., in 1884 and
following graduation from the Art Institute of Chicago
began a 35-year career as a commercial artist. Further
information is available at 778-6341.

Drew is featured artist
at guild's gallery in May
Hide Ito Drew will be featured artist for the entire
month of May at the gallery of the Artists Guild of
Anna Maria Island,'5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Drew uses ink and watercolors on rice paper and
watercolor paper "by a subtle fusing of influences
drawn from both the eastern and western worlds," said
Mercedes Thornburg, co-director with husband Jon of
the gallery.
The artist studied calligraphy, sumi-e and water-
color painting in Japan, and then western painting tech-
niques in the U.S. and Panama.
Gallery hours are 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday
through Saturday. Details may be obtained at 778-2424.


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EDITOR'S NOTE: The author wrote a gardening
column for the former Islander newspaper and was in-
strumental in early beautification programs on the Is-
land. She resides now in Freedom Village and offers
her reminiscences.
By Ginny Dunham Thompson
Freddie Varley, whose husband published The Is-
lander, and I started the Anna Maria Island Garden
Club sometime in the 1950s with a meeting at the
Manatee Public Beach. I was elected president.
Our one goal was to beautify the Island. John Ottley
was a member of the Church of the Annunciation and the
garden club. He drew up many of the landscape plans,
propagated roses and grew plants for our projects.
Clyde Phelps' nursery and Bud Reasoner's nursery
planted the oleanders, bottle brush and palm trees from
the Manatee Avenue bridge to the public beach.
Francis Welsh and Boo Shell took a boat to School
Key (now Key Royale) as there was no bridge, pulled


off wild orchids from the trees and brought them back
for us to plant in mulch for garden club members.
Another resident gave us thousands of seeds from
cabbage palms. These were planted in coffee tins. We
grew them for two or three years in Welsh's green-
house on 80th Street. When they were large enough we
planted them the full length of Gulf Drive and also gave
them to residents to plant.
People were very pessimistic about what they
could grow on the Island because of the humidity and
salt spray. Finally Freddie and I would plant gardenias,
flowering vines and other perennials in her garden on
the beach at 49th Street.
That's how we found out that practically anything
could be grown with proper soil and fertilization.
Freddie, Marge Lowe, Phyllis and I started the
church garden with the help of John Ottley. The second
year we planted a huge batch of tulips. They grew,
bloomed and were magnificent.


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What some on the beach thought was an alligator
carcass turns out to be dolphin bones. Islander
Photos: Edna Tiemann

'Jazz on the Water'
from Cortez on Sunday
"Jazz on the Water" makes its 17th annual show
starting in Cortez Sunday at noon, when the Seafood
Shack Showboat casts off with celebrants aboard.
Organized by the Sarasota Jazz Club, it will fea-
ture Joe Bruno's Dixieland Hot Dogs and Johnny
Varro and His All-Stars playing on the vessel's two
decks.
Other musicians will be invited to sit in and jam,
said Bob Edwards, music director for the cruise. He
guarantees that music will never stop until the cruise
ends at 4 p.m
The event annually sells out quickly, with $20
tickets available at the club office, 290 Coconut
Ave., Sarasota. Further information is available at
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Young artists solo in final


concert Sunday
Two young musicians will be soloists at the final
concert of the season of the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity and Chorus Sunday, April 30, at 2 p.m.
Artistic Director Alfred Hershfeld, who will con-
duct the ensemble, emphasized that this concert will be
at a different hall than previous concerts at the Is-
land Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria--
City, instead of St. Bernard Catholic Churclh.
He noted that presenting talented young musicians
from the area is a tradition of the Island. Appearing this
Sunday.will be Chelsea Cramer and Allyson Galer,
both of the Sarasota area.
Cramer is a student of Betsy Hudson Traba, prin-
cipal flute player of the Florida West Coast Symphony.
She will be heard in Mozart's Flute concerto No. 1.
Galer will play the solo part in Mozart's Piano
Concerto No. 19. She is studying with the symphony's
principal keyboard artist, Jonathan Spivey.
For this Easter concert the Anna Maria Chorus will
sing two rarely heard sacred works the opera composer
Guiseppe Verdi wrote shortly before his death at age
88.
The pieces, an Ave Maria for mixed chorus and
another set to a text by Dante Alighieri for women's
voices alone, will be sung unaccompanied and con-
ducted by Chorus Master James Forssell.
The concert will.climax with the monastery scene
that ends Act II of Verdi's opera "La Forza del
Destino." Soprano Lorraine Sheeler and bass Douglas
Renfroe will be soloists, supported by a chorus of Sunday soloists
men's voices and an augmented orchestra including a Pianist Allyson Galer, left, and flautist Chelsea
harp. Cramer will be featured soloists with the
Tickets are not required but a donation of $10 is season's concluding concert of Anna Maria
suggested. Further information may be obtained at 779- Island Community Orchestra and Chorus
2155 or 758-5886. Sunday, April 30.

Gulf Coast Writers Group meet Monday at Island library
The Gulf Coast Writers group will meet at Writers are to bring original poems, essays and
10:25 a.m. Monday, May 1, at the Island Branch stories to read. Further information may be ob-
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Concert's conductor

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artist
Alfred Gershfeld, who will conduct the
season's concluding concert Sunday of the Anna
Maria Island Community Orchestra and Chorus,
has flourished in a lifelong world of music.
The artistic director of the local orchestra
graduated from both the Kishnev and Moscow
conservatories in the former Soviet Union. He was
conductor of the Moldavian Chamber and Sym-
phony Orchestras and the Moscow Bolshoi The-
ater, guest-conducted many orchestras in Russia,
and appeared many times in concert as violin so-
loist.
He was elected "honored artist" of the
Moldavian Republic in 1977, and appointed by the
old USSR Ministry of Cultural Affairs to partici-
pate in a master class for conducting under the
direction of Herbert Von Karajan in Leningrad,
now renamed St. Petersburg.
In addition to being a conductor and violinist,
Gershfeld is a composer, singer and teacher. He is
professor of conducting and director of orchestras
at the New World School of the Arts in Miami and
artistic director of the Lake Placid, N.Y.,
Sinfonietta, as well as artistic director of the Island
orchestra and chorus.
Locally, he played in the Florida West Coast
Symphony, was concertmaster of the Venice Sym-
phony and conductor of the vocal chamber en-
semble of Gloria Musicae, and was professor of
music at Manatee Community College.
In 1993 he conducted performances of two
Russian operas for the Sarasota Opera Associa-
tion, in 1997 was invited to conduct a series of
concerts in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, Israel, and in
1998 was guest conductor at the Eastman Kodak
School of Music in Rochester, N.Y., and with the
Quad City Symphony in Davenport, Iowa, and
Moline, Ill.
He is the composer of the children's opera
"Karlson on the Roof," which made its U.S. pre-
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THE ISLANDER 0 APRIL 26, 2000 M PAGE 13


Lesson in sunshine law enlightens Anna Maria


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria public officials and city employees at-
tended a court-ordered showing of a video presentation of
a public records seminar hosted by the Manatee County
attorney's office. City residents seized the opportunity to
educate themselves as well.
The purpose of the seminar is to raise public aware-
ness about the Goverment-In-The-Sunshine Law, com-
monly referred to as the Sunshine Law, which provides
citizens a right of access to governmental proceedings at
both state and local levels.
As defined in the Government-In-The-Sunshine
Manual, the law encompasses both the public records act
and open meeting requirements. Its rules apply to "any
state, county, district, authority, or municipal officer, de-
partment, division, board elected or appointed bu-
reau, commission, or other separate unit of government
created or established by law."
A public, private agency, person, partnership, corpo-
ration, or business entity acting on behalf of a public
agency is also subject to the law.
To illustrate what's not required from a person re-
questing public records, a sample questionnaire form was
shown on the video. On the form are a series of questions
asking for the person's name, type of document requested,
reason for the request, employer information, person on
whose behalf the request is being made, whether the re-
quester is a citizen of the United States and/or a resident
of Florida. There is also a place on the form for a signa-
ture.
The question posed by Manatee County Attorney Ted
Williams to the audience is, "Does anybody know what's
wrong with this form?"
Someone from the audience answers correctly, "Ev-
erything."
Williams explains that an alien from outer space could
request documents and the agency must comply. The per-
son making a public records request does not have to fill
out any paperwork. He or she only need to orally request
the information sought.
Public records are defined by statute as "all docu-


ments, papers, letters, maps, books, tapes, photographs,
films, sound recordings, data processing software, or other
material, regardless of physical form, characteristics, or
means of transmission, made or received pursuant to law
or ordinance or in connection with the transaction of of-
ficial business by an agency."
Williams stated that even a napkin scrawled on by a
public employee or an officials notes would probably
constitute a public record.
The law allows a "reasonable fee" to be charged for
copies, usually 15 cents per copy, or 25 cents for a double
sided page.
Certain exemptions exist, though the exemption must
be cited by the agency refusing to provide the public
record. Justice is swift if a person is denied access to a
public record. The requester can file a civil suit and is
entitled to an immediate hearing that takes priority over
other pending cases before the court. The hearing is usu-
ally held within a day or two of filing.
A public officer who knowingly violates the law is
subject to suspension, removal or impeachment and is
guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable by
one year in prison; up to $1,000 fine, or both. A noncrimi-
nal infraction is punishable by a fine not to exceed $500.
Open meeting laws require that meetings of public
boards or commission must be open to the public and a
reasonable notice of such meetings be given. Minutes
must also be taken at the meeting. Board members,
whether elected or appointed, are not allowed to discuss
official business when they are not meeting.
Following the video viewing, City Attorney Jim Dye
answered questions and gave a brief presentation about
matters regarding ethical standards for public officials and
employees. He spoke about voting conflicts, code of con-
duct and acceptance of gifts, as well as matters pertaining
to quasi-judicial issues.
Dye said there's a law making its way through-the
legislature that would require public officials to receive
mandatory instruction of the Law upon taking office.
As part of a settlement agreement arising from a law-
suit brought forth by The Islander, Anna Maria city offi-
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clerk position be sent to his personal/confidential attention.
He then refused to release copies to the newspaper.
Shumard pleaded no contest to the noncriminal
charge in September. The judge withheld adjudication and
fined him $250.
Information on the law and answers to frequently
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Obituaries


Albert 'Earl' Cady
Albert "Earl" Cady, 77, of Anna Maria, died April 22
in Blake Medical Center.
Born in Dubuque, Iowa, Mr. Cady came to Manatee
County from there in 1980. He served in the U.S. Army
and was a tank commander under Gen. George S. Patton.
He was a retired plumber.
Mr. Cady received a
belated Bronze Star 55 years
S after it was awarded just
weeks before his death.
He related the circum-
stances of his belated medal
S in an interview just two
weeks ago. He said in 1944
S he was knocked from his po-
Cady sition as tank commander by
shrapnel from a mortar shell.
That typically would earn a soldier a ticket home. But tank
commanders were in short supply in Patton's 11th Ar-
mored Division.
After a brief stay in an English hospital to get sewn
up, the Army shipped him back where he would distin-
guish himself on the final push to get rid of Adolf Hitler.
Mr. Cady was awarded three Bronze Stars. There was
just one hitch. Records of his accomplishments at the
Battle of the Bulge in the Ardennes and the Rhineland
were destroyed in a St. Louis fire. The Bronze Stars never
arrived.
"I was a little puzzled when I got a letter and then six
weeks later I got one of the Bronze Stars 55 years late,"
Mr. Cady said. "This one is for bravery in combat at the
Battle of the Bulge. Ijust want to say this. General Patton
was the greatest general who ever lived as far as I'm con-
cerned. They called him Blood and Guts. He spilled some
blood and he had the guts and he put it out."
Visitation and services were April 24. Memorial con-
tributions may be made to the American Lung Associa-
tion of Gulfcoast Florida, 2201 Cantu Court, Ste. 119,
Sarasota FL 34232. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island
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Heights, Minn.; sisters Imelda Meyer of Freeport, Ill.,
Gloria Jacobs of Rosco, Ill., and Marlene Baumgartner of
Dubuque; brothers Fred of Dubuque and John of East
Dubuque; and three grandchildren.
Teresa Conley
Teresa Conley, 72, of Bradenton, died April 22 at
Blake Medical Center.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mrs. Conley came to Mana-
tee County from Long Island, N.Y., in 1987. She was a
homemaker. She attended St. Bernard Catholic Church
and was a member of the Ladies Guild. She was a mem-
ber of the Ancient Order of Hibernians. She was a mem-
ber of the Moose Lodge in Bradenton Beach.
Memorial Mass will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April
26, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive,
Holmes Beach. Memorial contributions may be made to
Manasota Lighthouse for the Blind, 7318 Tamiami Trail
N., Sarasota FL 34234. Griffith-Cline Funeral Homes,
Holmes Beach Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by husband Thomas; daughters Col-
leen, Karen Riddle and Teresa Juriado, all of Long Island;
sons Thomas J. of North Carolina and John V. of Long
Island; brother John Vellia of Bradenton; and 11 grand-
children.
'Salty' Sol Fleischman
"Salty" Sol Fleischman, 89, of Sun City Center
and formerly of Anna Maria, died April 20 in Sun
City Center..
Longtime local newsman and former county com-
missioner Kent Chetlain knew and covered sports
events with "Salty Sol."
Chetlain was covering an Anna Maria City Commis-
sion-meeting in the 1970s when Salty Sol came to the
meeting. The topic was beaches, Chetlain remembered.
"There was an argument about where the mean
high tide line was on the shore," Chetlain said, "and
after a while Sol stood up and said, 'You can't estab-
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vorite in Anna Maria."
Mr. Fleischman was a
radio and television broad-
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program for WTVT-TV,
Channel 13. He served in
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Parade and Coronation Ball in Tampa. He was a
member of the Caloosa Country Club, Sun City Cen-
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and Country Club, Tampa, and of the Bradenton
Country Club.
There were no services. Memorial contributions
may be made to the Tampa Bay History Center, P.O.
Box 948, Tampa FL 33601.
He is survived by wife Helep; sons Sol Jr. and
Marty; stepsons Mike Sweat and Don Corwin; broth-
ers David and Joe Jr.; sisters Adeline Rosenblatt, Freda
Rosenblatt and Florine; and five grandchildren.

Catherine M. Mossa
Catherine M. Mossa, 71, of Bradenton, died April
20.
Born in Schenectady, N.Y., Mrs. Mossa came to
Manatee County from there in 1989. She was a real
estate agent. She was a member of Saints Peter and
Paul The Apostles Catholic Church.
Services and burial will be in Schenectady. Memo-
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cer Society, 600 U.S. 301 Blvd. W., Ste. 136,
Bradenton, FL 34205. Brown and Sons Funeral Home
was in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by husband Louis; daughters Maria
Facheris of Holmes Beach and Christy Raucci of
Bradenton; sons Silvio of Greensboro, N.C., and Louis
of Bradenton; and I 1I grandchildren.


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Arbor Day test Saturday at Ringling Museum


The National Millennium Arbor Day Celebration
will be held Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. through
3 p.m. at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
in Sarasota.
Among the festivities will be a song written by an
Island musician and sung by a unique youth group,
Green Spirit.
Island singer Chuck Caudill co-wrote the song
"Dreams," which Green Sprit will sing during the fes-
tivities. Among the attendees may be either First Lady
Hillary Rodham Clinton or Vice President Al Gore,
although details and confirmation will not be made
until later this week.
"We've put together a program that includes events
for people of all ages and interests," Chairman Norm
Easey said. "A special emphasis will be focused on
children."
Arts and crafts exhibits, educational classes, tree
planting, native American Indian presentations, live
music, and a midway with ornamental and native
plants, trees and fruit trees for sale will be included at
the free event.
The celebration will feature a 10:45 a.m. ceremony
that includes the planting of the National Arbor Day
Tree, unveiling of a Millennium Tree Trail and intro-
duction of the Millennium Song.
As a prelude to the celebration, bus excursions
from the museum will be conducted on Thursday and
Friday to Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota Garden
Club, Jungle Gardens, Spanish Point, Phillippi Estates,
Myakka River State Park and the Florida House Learn-
ing Center.
Reservations for the bus tours can be made by
phoning (941) 366-5731. The cost is $10 for adults, $5
for children 5 through 12, and no charge for children
under 5 years of age.
Free educational activities and tours for school-
aged children will be conducted Friday at the museum
while Millennium Arbor Day organizers prepare for
Saturday's celebration.
Sarasota was selected for the Arbor Day event by
the International Society of Arboculture, the National


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Saturday's Arbor Day festivities at the Ringling Museum.


Arbor Day Foundation and the U.S. Forest Service of
the Department of Agriculture.
The National Arbor Day Tree is the direct de-
scendant of a Longleaf Pine planted by President
Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Civilian Conservation
Corps near the Little White House in Warm Springs,
Ga.
In late May, a crew of Georgia State Park forest-
ers and rangers helped Sarasota event organizers select
the tree from Pine Mountain and prepare it for replant-
ing at the museum.
Roosevelt personally supervised the planting of
trees to reclaim the Pine Mountain range, and the
10,000-acre area was designated as F.D. Roosevelt
State Park after his death in 1945.
When the Longleaf Pine is planted, it will complete


an educational trail of trees along a new 1,500-foot
winding sidewalk that has been constructed for the
event.
Museum officials provided a two-acre site near the
southern boundary for the tree trail. County crews
cleared it of Brazilian peppers and prepared it for the
tree trail.
In future years, student groups and the public will
be able to view about 40 different species of trees along
the trail that flourish in the region's environment.
The event's organizing committee includes em-
ployees from Sarasota County, U.S. Dept. of Agri-
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City of Sarasota, Sarasota Convention and Visitors
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Soap box racers red hot, ready to go this weekend


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Shane and Tanner Pelkey of Bradenton Beach are
just 10 years old and they have their first cars.
In fact, they built them. There's only one problem.
There's no engine.
Not to worry. Gravity will take care of motion and
speed.
The identical twins who attend Anna Maria El-
ementary School are looking forward to Saturday,
April 30, when they'll give their new Soap Box Derby
racers dry runs at the Sarasota Classic Car Museum on
U.S. 41 across from New College and the Ringling
Museum.
The practice run begins at 10 a.m. and it's in prepa-
ration for a May 7 race on Main Street in Sarasota that
begins at the top of the hill by Patrick's restaurant.
Holmes Beach resident Tom Reith and fellow
members of the Suncoast British Car Club and Gettel
Toyota sponsored the cars.
And though club members worked closely with the
Pelkeys and young racer Mark Krause from the Island,
the boys had to put the cars together themselves.
"My brother and I are pretty excited about racing.
The cars are pretty cool. Can't wait to race them," Tan-
ner Pelkey said. "It was hard putting them together. The
club told us how to do it, but we had to do all the work.
It was pretty cool.


Red Hot racer
Shane Pelkey of Bradenton Beach sits in a completed Soap Box Derby racer he helped build in preparation
for an April 30 time trial event at the Sarasota Classic Car Museum at 10 a.m. On May 7, Pelkey and twin
brother Tanner along with Mark Krause, all from Anna Maria Island, will compete in a qualifying race on
Main Street in downtown Sarasota. Islander Photo: Courtesy Tom Reith


"We learned a lot about the tools we used and they
had a pneumatic drill. All of us kids liked playing with
that one."
The Pelkeys found out about the cars from folks at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
Their mother, Nicole, said her sons like to get in-
volved.
"My kids have to be in the middle of everything,"
Nicole said. "They built these cars and they're thrilled
to death apout racing them."
The Soap Box Derby is a youth racing program for


boys and girls age 9 to 14. It has run nationally since
1934 with World Championship finals held each July
at Derby Downs in Akron, Ohio.
The winner of the Sarasota race will be sent with.
an adult on an all-expenses-paid trip to the nationals in
Akron for a week.
The goals are to teach youths some of the basic
skills of workmanship, the spirit of competition, self-
confidence and the perseverance to continue a project
once it has begun.
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Rick Pickwick, left, helps Tanner Pelkey attach a
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Streetlife


Island police reports
Anna Maria City
April 8, possession of paraphernalia, violation of
driver's license restriction for corrective lenses, DWLS
with knowledge, Manatee Avenue and East Bay Drive.
The deputy said he observed Brian M. Carter, 26, of
Bradenton, driving and said he recalled charging Carter
with DUI on April 4. The deputy said at the time Carter
refused to take a breath test, and the deputy advised him
his driver's license would be suspended for the refusal.
The deputy said when he stopped Carter, Carter
said he knew his license was suspended. Carter was
placed in custody and the deputy said he found a mari-
juana pipe in Carter's pocket.

Bradenton Beach
April 15, seized altered tag, 200 Bridge St.,
Bradenton Beach City Pier. The officer observed two
suspicious subjects who said they couldn't get their
vehicle started. He checked the tag and found it was
altered and expired and seized it.
April 15, trespass warning, 100 Gulf Drive N.,
Circle K. The complainant issued a trespass warning to
a customer who was disturbing other customers.
April 15, retail theft of $25.12 in gasoline, 2513
Gulf Drive, Circle K.
April 16, battery on a law enforcement officer,
resisting with violence, 2500 block of Avenue C. The
officer said he was investigating a report of domestic
violence and the suspect became aggressive and hit him
in the chest. He said the suspect then hit a second of-
ficer on the arm.
He said the suspect resisted when he attempted to
place him in custody and he had to tackle and spray the
suspect with pepper spray. He said the suspect kicked
the doors and windows of the patrol vehicle.


April 17, warrant arrest, 2300 block of Gulf
Drive.
April 17, petty theft of $40 in gasoline, 2513 Gulf
Drive, Circle K.
April 18, forgery, using a forged instrument, 135
Bridge St., Bridge Tender Inn. The complainant re-
ported the suspect cashed a $200 check made out to her
from a second party and it was returned by the bank.
The officer contacted the second party who said he had
reported the check stolen. The suspect was placed in
custody and said she had cashed another check at the
Sports Lounge for $415, said the report.

Holmes Beach
April 17, trespass warning, 200 block of 66th
Street. The complainant reported the suspect came to
the residence and removed items. The officer issued a
capias.
April 17, theft/shoplift, 3248 East Bay Drive,


Walgreens. The complainant said she observed the
suspect enter the store and place a package of cookies
in his pocket. The officer located the suspect in the
parking lot and issued a summons.
April 19, trespass warning, 5410 Marina Drive,
D.Coy Ducks. The complainant reported a fight be-
tween two subjects. Upon the officer's arrival, one sub-
ject was gone. The complainant issued a trespass warn-
ing to the remaining subject and her companion.
April 19, battery, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn.
The victim reported two subjects followed him into the
bar after a fight at D.Coy Ducks and began the fight
anew. The victim said one subject hit him several
times. Two witnesses corroborated the victim's story.
The victim said he did not want to press charges, but
the officer issued a capias for the subject.
If you have information that may help solve crimes,
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The Plaza Steakhouse and Wine Cellar
hosted a festive ribbon-cutting ceremony
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Chamber ambassador Marge Moran,
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and Rafael Gonzalez (rear), and ambassa-
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wasfollowed by an open house in the posh
restaurant and bar which is located at the
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Schweitzer wins duel with Mattay
Kyle Schweitzer kept Bali Hai Resort off balance all
night April 17 with a wicked curve ball as his Haley's
Motel team beat Bali Hai 6-1 in a pitcher's duel.
More than half his pitches were curves and
Schweitzer would throw them at any point in the count,
getting 75 percent of them over the plate.
Mattay was working his curve, too, but kept miss-
ing the mark by a few inches and he walked 13 batters
in five innings. Schweitzer walked four in six innings,
gave up six hits and one earned run and struck out nine.
Schweitzer also helped his own cause by hitting
two singles, driving in a run and scoring twice. Shane
Pelkey walked twice with the bases loaded to bring in
two runs and Jordan Pritchard had a single and a run
scored for Haley's.
Bali Hai's Sean Pittman had two singles and Tim
Bouziane had a run-scoring double in the top of the
sixth inning for Bali Hai's lone run.
Schweitzer improved to 4-4 on the year, while
Mattay lost only his second game to go 5-2.

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Little League schedule
Major League
All games are played at 7p.m.
April 27 Ball Hai vs. West Manatee Fire District
April 28 Haley's vs. Kiwanis
May 1 WMFD vs. Kiwanis
May 2 Haley's vs. Bali Hai

AAA League
Wednesday games at 5 p.m. and 7p.m.
Saturday games at 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
April 26 Bistros vs. Quality Builders
Air & Energy vs. Waterfront Restaurant
April 29 Quality Builders vs. Bistros
Waterfront vs. Air & Energy

AA League
All games 5 p.m. unless designated
April 27 Betsy Hills vs. Bridge Street Pier & Cafe
April 24 Sandbar Restaurant vs. Bridge Street
May 1 Bridge Street vs. Sandbar

T-ball League
Games are at 9 a.m.
April 29 VFW vs. Oden-Hardy Construction
Danziger Allergy & Dental vs. Harry's
Continental Kitchens at Bayfront Park, LBK
Home team is listed last

within two outs of pitching Anna Maria Island Little
League's third no-hitter of the season, but settled for a
sparkling 7-0 shutout over Kiwanis.


Little League standings
as of April 22
Major League
WMFD 8-6
Bali Hai 7-5
Haley's Motel 7-6
Kiwanis 4-9
(Does not include Haley's/Bali March 16 rainout
or Kiwanis/Bali Hai April 14 rainout)

AAA League
Air & Energy 7-5-1
Waterfront 8-3-1
Bistro's 5-7
Quality Builders 4-9
(Does not include two postponed games between
Bistros and Waterfront)

AA League
Betsy Hills 10-4-1
Sandbar 5-7-1
Bridge Street 5-8

Brian DeBellevue broke up Lowman's no-hitter
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Lowman struck out 10 and walked two.
Pitching for Kiwanis, DeBellevue limited WMFD
to three hits, but walked 13 batters and hit one player.
Those walks led to five WMFD runs.
Zack Geeraerts walked three times in the lead-off
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microphone. Everybody laughed. They liked it,"
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they practice so it looks real. But this one time it was


THE ISLANDER 0 APRIL 26, 2000 0 PAGE 21

Little League top 10 batting
averages through April 14
Player Avg.
K. Schweitzer, Haley's .486
Pittman, Bali Hai .470
Cramer, WMFD .469
Rosas, WMFD .439
Faasse, Haley's .437
Bouziane, Bali Hai .406
DeBellevue, Kiwanis .382
Pritchard, Haley's .344
Rivera, Bali Hai .333
Sato, WMFD .322
Doubles
Pittman 6, Faasse and Bouziane with 5 each, Rosas
4, Sato, DeBellevue and Lowman with 3 each, 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
Rosas 14, Pittman, Faasse and Cramer with 12 each,
Bouziane 11, Wallen and Mattay 9, Schneerer and
Schweitzer 8, Lowman and DeBellevue 6, Rivera,
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Record heat, houndfish tales redux, powerless?


Salty Sol Fleischman was usually referred to as the
"dean of Florida outdoorsmen." During his 70-plus
years of fishing and talking about the area he made
Tampa Bay come alive to millions of people.
Salty Sol died April 20. He was 89.
I only met Salty Sol once, when I was a little Roat,
but I remember his big grin and loud, friendly voice. It
was that voice that made him familiar, and of course his
old skipper's hat, since he was a regular in our living
room every evening as he talked sports and fishing on
WTVT Channel 13.
After 20 years of watching his fishing antics, he
was almost a part of the family and probably of the
families of all other viewers of the station.
Salty Sol lived in Anna Maria through much of the
1970s, but his first recollection of the Island was in
1920 when he sailed on one of the Favorite Line's
steamers from Tampa to St. Petersburg to Anna Maria
to the town of Manatee, up the Manatee River in what
is now East Bradenton.
Salty Sol said in a 1985 article in The Islander he
remembered coming here in 1923 as a Boy Scout at the
old Ilexhurst Lodge, later the Gulf Park Hotel and later
the Oar House in Bradenton Beach. The Oar House
burned nearly a generation ago.
He left the Island in the early 1980s, moving with
his wife Helen to Sun City Center.
Salty Sol was one of the pioneers of radio and TV.
He started with Tampa radio station WDAE in 1928 as
part of an orchestra that played fight songs during foot-
ball games as part of the broadcasts. He was a drum-
mer, but even then had "the voice."
When the regular announcer got too drunk to do
the play-by-play for a game, the band leader turned to
the desperate station manager and said, "Sol has a big
mouth why don't you try him?" He did, and a new
broadcaster was born.



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Shank of Anna Maria. Runners-up were Herb
Puryear and Ron Pepka, both of Anna Maria.
Winners in the April 22 games were John
Crawford of Bradenton and Shank. Runners-up
were George McKay of Anna Maria and Pepka.
The weekly contests get under way every
Wednesday and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna
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Radio gave way to TV for Salty Sol in 1956, and
he began covering sports for Channel 13. He stayed
there until 1981.
One of his more popular spots was Friday, when
he'd ask viewers "Where Am I?" and show footage of
a favorite fishing spot in the state. Probably the most
popular was when he showed film of a North Florida
river and quietly sang the words, "Way down upon the
Suwannee River ..."
There were 5,210 correct answers that week.
I guess my favorite Salty Sol antic involved his
hats. His sister gave him his trademark Navy blue
skipper's hat, supposedly to hide the glare of the TV
lights on his bald head.
But that wasn't his only hat. Whenever he botched
the score of a game or did another on-air goof, the next
day's correction would feature Salty Sol admitting his
mistake, all the while wearing a dunce cap. There was
no way he'd take himself seriously, and we'd laugh
along with him as he sheepishly apologized for his
blunder.
Even though that one brief meeting with Salty Sol
was 30 years ago, it still is with me today. I've missed
his broadcasts over the years, and now I'll miss Salty
Sol.

Hot, hot, hot
We've set something of a record, and here it is still
April.
The first three months of 2000 are the warmest
January, February and March in the United States in the
past 106 years, which was when such records began.
That's the word from National Oceanic and Atmo-
spheric Administration Administrator D. James Baker.
He said the last nine months are also the hottest
such period of time ever recorded, adding "our climate
is warming at a faster rate than ever before recorded."
Summer isn't looking all that pleasant, is it?

You can say you read it here first
Speaking of unpleasantness, a Tampa teen has
been the victim of a houndfish impalement.
You may have read in the fishing column in The
Islander a few months ago of a world record houndfish
caught in Longboat Pass. Houndfish are really, really
big needlefish that can grow to about five feet in length.
They seem to be attracted to light, and we pointed out
that they've been known to skip out of the water and,
javelin-like, spear unwary swimmers.
That's just what happened to Stephanie Mittler, a
17-year-old girl vacationing in the Florida Keys. She
was standing in chest-deep water near Big Pine Key
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Apparently the needle-like nose of the fish broke
off in her neck, leaving a four-inch bill there that was
just one millimeter from an artery. She'll be fine, but
probably won't be going into the water any time soon.

Powering up not!
This column was devoted to electric power a few
months ago when the idea of expanding power plants
was broached. The Florida Public Service Commission
had approved out-of-state utilities to come to Florida,
start up some environmentally friendly natural-gas-
powered plants merchant plants, they're called -
and sell electricity on the open market.
Some cities were even looking into getting into the
power market at what they hoped would be savings to
their citizens.
Last week, though, the Florida Supreme Court ap-
pears to have slowed the current of more companies
coming to the state.
The court ruled that the PSC overstepped its
bounds in allowing the outside companies to come into
Florida. The PSC, the court said in its ruling, can only
determine need of new plants by Florida power com-
panies, not those from out of state.
About 20 out-of-state companies had hoped to
come to Florida. Now, their plans are on hold.
And it would appear that the monopolies by
Florida Power & Light and the other big utilities will
continue.

Sandscript factoid
Orlando and all those theme parks are smack in the
middle of Orange County. But the land of citrus and the
home of the Big Mouse weren't always called Orange
County.
That part of Florida originally was named Mos-
quito County in 1824. The name was changed in 1845.
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Salty Sol goes to great fighting chair in sky


By Capt. David Futch
Former Anna Maria resident "Salty" Sol
Fleischman passed away April 20 following a distin-
guished 60-year news career telling fish stories to
Tampa Bay anglers.
Salty Sol's enthusiasm for angling was always
evident in his newscasts for WTVT-Channel 13 for two
decades. It was the one show fishermen tuned in when
they wanted to find out where to go and what to catch
in and around Tampa Bay.
Fleischman spent a lot of time tarpon fishing in
Boca Grande and could often be found at the old Pink
Elephant bar spinning tales (see lies) with some of the
best fishermen storytellers in the business.
He began his career with simulated live radio
broadcasts of Florida Gator football games from
Florida Field, later moving on to write for the now-
defunct Tampa Times and then Channel 13. He was
a long-time resident of Anna Maria before moving
to Sun City Center for his "retirement years."
Salty Sol will be missed by those who have lived
in Central Florida for the past half century.
As Ernest Hemingway once remarked, "People are
dying who never used to die."
Fly fishermen you're on notice. One of the best is
coming to town for a two-day seminar on fly fishing.
Capt. Jeffrey Cardenas of Key West will speak
at the Mangrove Coast Fly Fishers' fifth annual ban-
quet May 5 at Mote Marine Laboratory on City Island
in Sarasota.
Cardenas, who was named U.S. guide of the year
by Fly Fishing magazine, also is a writer and photog-
rapher of some note having penned a book,
"Marquesa," about his experiences fishing the
Marquesas.
He's also fished around the world from Costa Rica
to Alaska to the Christmas Islands in the Pacific.
Cardenas will hold a fly-casting clinic for begin-
ning and intermediate casters from 8 a.m. to noon on
May 6.
Tickets are $50 and must be purchased in advance.
The event will feature live and silent auctions for fish-
ing trips and:rods and reels .
For information, call Craig Smothers at 355-3352.
Capt. Matt Bowers of Outcast charters at
Captain's Marina in Holmes Beach said he caught
blackfin tuna about 27 miles out last week.
"Fishing is starting to get real good. There's a lot
of bait around," Bowers said. "We also got a 40-pound
cobia and gag and red grouper to 15 pounds along with
some big mangrove snapper. We even got some scamp.
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Capt. Tom Chaya of Dolphin Dreams charters,
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action over the past few days.
"One of my clients caught a 40-inch snook," Chaya
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but they're starting to spawn so we throw them back.
The permit are starting to show and we got a couple of
25 pounders."
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said Capt. Zach
Zacharias caught snook, redfish and trout on the full-
moon tides. Snook are in the small range, reds are up
to 34 inches and trout to 22 inches. Zach is still getting
a few cobia to 25 pounds in the Gulf. Flounder have
been producing off the beaches and mangrove snapper
are coming on early.
Capt. Sam Kimball on the Legend out of Annie's
has been leading his customers to their limit on red and
gag grouper with kingfish and mackerel still hanging
around offshore.
Capt. Thom Smith of Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he continues to hammer the snook and red-
fish from Terra Ceia Bay to Joe Bay.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
fishermen tell him they've been tearing up the trout,
snook and redfish.
The Rod & Reel Pier reports a few snook caught
along with a lot of big reds and some mackerel. The
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Marina in
Cortez, have a
little time to
read The Is-
lander after
catching a
Pacific sailfish
during a March
trip to Costa
Rica.


Capt. Curt Morrison on the Neva Miss deep sea
charter boat said the grouper and mangrove snapper
fishing continues to be real good.
"I had a half day last week where we didn't go
eight miles and caught seven keeper grouper,"
Morrison said. "For some real good action, the big-
ger barracudas are around. Try using a medium size
spinning rod with a wire leader and those brightly
colored tube lures. Or if you want to sacrifice one of
your snapper for bait, they will jump on it. We lost
a couple of grouper to barracuda. There are still a
few kings out there, they're not heavy but they're
willing."
Capt. Matt Denham and first mate Rodney
Shirley said they fished in 70 to 95 feet of water last
week and caught grouper to 30 inches, a lot of man-
grove and lane snapper and Spanish mackerel.
Capt. Steve Salgado on the Compleat Angler
said he's catching snook, reds and cobia.
"We had a day where we caught one 34 inches, one
30 and one 37. They're really turning on now. We've
been catching 30 a trip."
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Island property sales
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749-6433


a 1,446 sfla 3bed/2bath condo built in 1991, was sold
3/30/00, Island Paradise #3 & #6 to Brodsky, for
$370,000.
401 75th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,388 sfla 3bed/
2bath/lcar home built in 1973 on a 102x85 lot, was
sold 3/31/00, Tyndall to Fernald, for $225,000; list
$229,500.
514 South Dr., Anna Maria, a 68x105 canalfront
lot, was sold 3/31/00, Fernald to Zion, for $162,000;
list $165,900.
Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate
broker, 778-1222, exclusively for The Islander. 2000.
11,1* F, ,


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ofvYour Life
Carob GCreer Siew-mako
B.A. Ed., M.A. Psych.
Counselor
Perico Island Bradenton
(941) 794-1492
ICH SPRECHE DEUTSCH!


Nat. Cert. #00740


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An Interdenominational Christian Church
Rev. Gary A. Batey Serving the Community Since 1913


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Come Celebrate Christ
Worship Services 9 & 11AM
Sunday School 10am
Children Church 11am
(Pre-school Fourth grade)
Transportation & Nursery Available
512 Pine Ave, Anna Maria 778-0414


Our Island Home
Owner-Occupied
Assisted-Living Residence
",4 i edee t& we a, e^e cat e."
OFFERING LONG/SHORT TERM
CARE & ADULT DAY CARE
... in a loving family atmosphere.
Owner Annie Close,
778-7842 Licensed Nurse
520 South Drive, Anna Maria License #AL9577
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Financial Planning & Investment Services

Michael D. Brusso
Financial Advisor
Morgan Stanley Dean Witter
1401 Manatee Avenue West, Suite 1110
Bradenton, FL 34205
MORGAN STANLEY DEAN WITTER
(800) 488-8420 (941) 714-7917
Morgan Stanley Dean Wilier is a service mark of Morgan Stanley Dean Wiliter & Co. and services
are offered through Dean Witler Reynolds Inc.. member SPIC. O Dean Wiliter Reynolds Inc.
MY W M W &A.D


General Dentistry New Patients Welcome
Across from the new Publix
778-2204 3909 East Bay Drive Holmes Beach


Our goal is to exceed

your expectations.

or our agency, and Auto-Owners Insurance,
99.9% just isn't good enough ...
we want to provide our customers 0o0
with 100% service! Contact our
agency about our "Super Outstanding
Service" today we'll work hard to
exceed your expectations!
Auto-Owners Insurance

Jim Mixon Insurance Inc.
5412 Marina Dr.* Island Shopping Center Holmes Beach
(941) 778-2253


Island Massage Store ini D
Massage Therapy Waxings Tanning Facials
Body Wraps Spa Gift Shop and so much more...



S$5 OFFanyotheseservce:


SOne-Hour Massage, Mud or Seaweed Wrap,
cellulite Mineral Wrap, Facial with Mask, or
retail purchase of $25 or more. Must present
I coupon. No other discounts apply. Coupon
Svalid thru 5/30/00.


DR. DIANE L. MIC
Chiropractic Physician

Healthcare the
gentle natural way
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501 Vllage Green Parkwaj/
Suite I 5 Vvesr Bradenron
(I block east ofAlbertson's Manatee A.e.)


Stephen G. Gloria J. Scott L.
Pelham, M.D. Fischer, M.D. Kosfeld, M.D.


Island Family Physicians
Providing complete family care Accepting new patients
Now accepting Medicare, CCN Health Network, Manatee
County Government and School Board Employees.
3909 East Bay Drive #100, 778-1007


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BUILDERS HOME FURNITURE Displayed but never
used. Four-piece bedroom sets $259; sofa and love seat
$399; queen bed set $199; full $159; twin $129; futons
(sofa by day, bed at night) frame and mattress $199;
daybed (white with brass finials) including two mattresses
and pop-up unit $285. Can deliver. Call 753-7118.

ANTIQUE WOOD office chairs. Only two left, dark
wood, $100 each. 778-1102.

SPORTCAT SCANNER: 800mhz 100-channel por-
table radio scanner by Uniden Bearcat. Fully pro-
grammable. One-touch weather. 100 channels, 12
bands. Rechargeable. $99. 778-1102.

TWO LARGE COCONUT PALMS. Need large equipment
to remove or information with who to call. 778-7934.


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. Saturday, 50% off all clothing.


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


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YOGA AND MEDITATION classes with Harmony
Feldman begin May 1. Art League, Holmes Beach.
Beginning or intermediate level. Call 921-0074.


FOUND: NICE CAT near Rod & Reel Pier. Lovable, gray
and white, front declawed, lonesome. Call 778-7934.

LOST IN SANDBAR parking lot; big gold twisted
earring. 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.


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.


ANNA MARIA

SiICoaIst

REAL ESTATE, INC.






Gloria Schorpp Helen White Mary Ann Schmidt
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.
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.
OFF-ISLAND POOL HOME
3BR/2BA family home. Palma Sola area. Caged
pool, nicely landscaped, very good condition.
$124,900.
PALMA SOLA BAYFRONT
3BR/4.5BA contemporary cedar home. Panoramic
view of Palma Sola Bay. Over 5,000 sq.ft of living
area. Cathedral ceiling, elevator, loft, family room,
den, pool and spa, deck, boat dock. $795,000.







Julie Gilstrap-Royal Patti Marifjeren

ANNUAL RENTALS
IBR/1BA Duplex $500 month
Perico Bay Club 2BR/2BA condo, pool. tennis $825
SEASONAL RENTALS
Condominiums and Homes Weekly/Monthly
from $700 week / $1500 month

Open 7 Days a Week
779-0202 (800) 732-6434
ANNA MARIA
MILS E SiCoast
REAL ESTATE, INC.
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 www.suncoastinc.com


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. References available. Call Rhonda Ann
of Mermaid Boat Detailing, 941-758-3565.

I WOULD LIKE to use or rent your davit or boatlift.
The boat is a 21-ft. Wellcraft. Please call 761-3272.

1989 SEARAY convertible sportfish, twin 3208S,
outriggers, ready to fish, an absolute steal at
$149,000, low book $185,000. 1992 Four Winns Ex-
press; 13-meter Trojan; 39-ft. Trojan Express diesel.
Others available, 228-3489, Dave.


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

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

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.


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
dollar producer!
Open House Sun., 4/30 2-4pm Nick Patsios
618 North Point Drive, Key Royale Broker/Realtor


419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 P O Box 2150
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294
SPRING SPECIALS













PRICE LASHED!
OWNER SAYS "5ELL" A
Wonderful 3BR/2BA, waterfront
hideaway on tranquil Lake la vista
with mature royal and areca palms
and 218 ft. of seawalled waterfront i -'ta ud
wilh boat dock' Features distinc- b-u "

fireplace. plus olverized screened
lanaid Asking S349.-00 $339.000.
No reasonable offer refused! a t


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BLUE RIBBON HOHE
JUST STEPS TO TAHPA BAY!
This inviting, spacious 3BR/2BA island residence of-
fers countless amenities including lovely oak floors
and molding, cozy window seats with storage under-
neath, skylights, gorgeous brick fireplace with raised
hearth and oak mantle, vaulted ceilings in family
room, pretty oak kitchen cabinets, and spacious, pri-
vate sundeck with built-in brick barbecue. Other fea-
tures include many mature traveler's palms. Only
$229,000, including Preferred One Year
Homeowner's Warranty!

Visit our web site at www.betsyhills.com
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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.

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.

WANTED: REAL ESTATE agent for busy Island office. Get
all floor calls on your listings direct. Good walk-in traffic. No
floor time. No fees. Contact Michael Nink, 941-5543 for
confidential interview. Wedebrock Real Estate.

CLERK, PART TIME, nights and weekends. Apply
Shell Land Gifts, 301 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach.


YOUR SOURCE FOR THE
BEST OF THE ISLANDS


ENJOY THE AMBIANCE of the Is-
land from this 2BR/2BA condo with a
direct southwestern Gulfview. Heated
pool, tennis, garage, security entrance
and extra storage enhance this unit in
a well-maintained complex. $239,000.
Carol Heinze 751-1155. IB43941
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


Eve. 79-8748


DESIRABLE WEST BRADENTON
3BR/2BA split floorplan in Village Green
with ceramic tile, ceiling fans, screened
porch, caged pool and two car garage.
Only ten minutes to the beaches.
$154,900. IB44358
POOL HOME Tropical setting for this
open plan, 2BR/2BA Village Green home
in move-in condition. The best of both
worlds, close to the beach and convenient
to shopping and restaurants. $144,900.
IB44636


5350 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
(941) 778-0766 (877) 924-9001
Y ,si our website at wwvArvidaRealry.com


ISLAND MOTHER SEEKS experienced, kind, reli-
able, baby sitter for occasional evenings or after-
noons for nine-month old baby boy. Call 778-3421.

TEMPORARY PART-TIME office staff for various
assignments throughout Town offices. Good cus-
tomer service and customer relations skills a must as
well as previous experience on a multi-line phone
system. MS Word/Windows 95 preferred. Hours will
vary according to assignments. Very pleasant work-
ing environment with no work on weekends, holidays
or evenings. Employment physical, drug and alcohol
screening required. Contact personnel for application
at 501 Bay Isles Road, Town of Longboat Key FL
34228. 941-316-1999, fax 941-316-1656, TDD 941-
373-7002. EOE/DFW/Veterans. Individuals with dis-
abilities welcome. Applications accepted until filled.


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A BIG HOUSE ON KEY ROYALE -
BIG PRICE REDUCTION NOW $229,000
611 Gladstone. 4BR/3.5BA/2 home, two-car garage, 3,895
sq. ft. under roof including caged pool. Next to, but not on
a canal. Owner anxious. $255,000. Now $229,000.

AL Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, FI 34216
Phone & Fax: (941)778-1222
E-Mail: dougdowling@earthllnk.net
http://home.earthlink.net/-dougdowling/


S~ REALTOR.
i n 26 Years of Professional Service
TWO VILLAS WITH HEATED CAGED POOL. 4BR/2BA each with
2,006 sq. ft. living area. $440,000. May sell separately at $227,900 each.
CHOICE ISLAND LOT 9,700 sq.ft., $108,000.
LARGE BAYVIEW LOT. Boat slip. 90 by 132 feet. $149,500.
WILDEWOOD 2BR/2BA, 1700 model. Enclosed lanai. $110,000.
RIVER OAKS 2BR/2BA, waterfront, boat dock, pool. $85,000.
BAY PALMS 3BR/2BA, stone fireplace. 1.960 sq. ft. living area. $184,500.
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.
WE HAVE VACATION RENTALS. CALL US NOW.
2001 SEASONALS AVAILABLE -
GULFFRONT CONDOS, APARTMENTS, HOMES.
FREE BROCHURES. CALL OR STOP IN ASK FOR BRUCE.
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
TDY41 @aol.com TDOLLYYOUNGREALESTATE.COM


BEAUTIFUL KEY WEST DESIGN
Quality craftsmanship describes this impeccable 3BR/
2BA Anna Maria home. Completely refurbished 1998/
1999 and includes new kitchen with designer cabinets and
counters, new imported tile flooring and carpeting, new
30-year Timberline shingle roof and new textured ceilings
complemented with crown molding. New lovely washed
oak stairways, new designer glass entry doors and bath
enclosure doors, new plantation shutters and new Hunter-
Douglas blinds plus uniquely designed ceramic exterior
entrance patio and foyer are added features. Two spacious
decks offer each floor "outdoor living" and views of the
lush tropical landscaping. For the buyer who desires de-
sign with distinction! Close walking distance to beach.
REDUCED TO $327,000.



,Since
UARIE 1 7 UC REAL ESTATE
FRAUN REALTY OKER
'We ARE the Island.'
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941)778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250
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Carol. S. Beilize
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751-1155
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CLEANING PERSON, 7:30 or 8am to 11:30-12pm daily.
Contact Dianne or Tom, Buccaneer Inn, 383-5565.



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

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

HAVING A MAC ATTACK? Call for help with Mac or
PC. Training, internet, hardware selection and instal-
lation. Call Ed, 778-2553.

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.

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,
antiques, yard sale items and miscellaneous. Call
779-0282. Reasonable rates. Island resident.

CHRISTIAN COUPLE available to house sit. Ten
year Island resident, no ,n-r'e on east side. Charles
Elmore, 752-oo-14.

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


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

COLLEEN'S CLEANING SERVICE. Residential,
commercial, monthly, bi-weekly, weekly. Excellent
references. Island Resident. Call Colleen, 778-2314.

IN-HOME CERTIFIED computer tutor. I teach you
more about your computer than anyone. At your
convenience. Ask about free lessons. 383-5372.

HUSBAND FOR A DAY. Odd jobs, even jobs, no job
to small. Licensed and insured. 778-2784.

DECKS: pressure washing, staining, refinishing. All
work guaranteed in writing. I will make it look like new
and last! 35-years experience, 30-year resident. Your
satisfaction is guaranteed. Decks and Docks Inc.
794-8844.



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

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

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

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

Remember to say, "I saw it in The Islander."



RENTALS
Annual / Seasonal / Monthly / Weekly

VACATION RENTAL

Steps to beach.
3BR/2BA house.
Renovated.
Washer/Dryer
Call for rates

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


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.



VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/
exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Dan or Bill 795-5100.

JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling con-
tractors. In-house plan designs. State licensed and insured.
Many Island references. 778-2993. Uc# 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.



DON & KAREN SCHRODER, REALTORS

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

WVC/ ~GULFSTREAM
MIX REALTY
941-778-2200


This newly built 2BR/3BA, plus den, home has several
fine upgrades such as extensive crown molding, top of
the line maple hardwood floors and solid oak staircase.
Custom crafted cedar window shutters and aluminum
planter boxes make a pretty picture with blooming
flowers in them! An open porch area overlooks the
cocktail pool in back. An impressive gated entry also
had a keyless entry system available. The home is con-
structed with "foam block" an innovative new concrete
system that is more secure than plain concrete block
and has incredible insulation! This home is offered at
$369,000. Ready to build lots also available. Call Alan
Galletto at Island Real estate today for a tour!

Ilie SLAND941778606
REA L ESTATE wwwfisandeal.com


(941) 748-6300 Licensed Real Estate Broker


F4; -.-_ _..- _
DRAMATIC CONTEMPORARY HOME on Anna Maria Island. Cap- THE VIEWS LOOKING towards Sarasota are breathtaking. Elegant
tivating Gulf views from this custom-designed home by renowned ar- homes in the guarded community on Sarasota Bay. Enjoy the se-
chitect Gene Leedy. Just steps to white sandy beaches of the Gulf curity, solitude and beauty of Tidy Island. Excellent value. Priced from
of Mexico. $1,150,000. Sandy Drapala 252-1632. R44232 $169,900. Bob and Penny Hall 749-5981. C40998


WATERFRONT
1.3 +/- ACRES DIRECTLY ON MANATEE RIVER 182 +/- ft. wa-
terfront. Beautiful wooded property, 3BR/2B residence with studio,
fireplace and a wonderful view of the river. $599,000. Adjacent prop-
erty also available for $599,000. Don Lewis 746-3200. 44506
LAKESIDE ELEGANCE with a priceless view. Meticulously main-
tained 2 or 3BR pool home with open plan, former model. Gated
community. $375,000. Larry and Louise Miller 794-0131. R43224
WARNER'S BAYOU Two-story home with a beautiful view. 4BR,
wood floors, fireplace, bright and cheerful. Terrific tropical, water-
front setting. $299,900. Sandy Drapala 252-1632 or 52-1618,44533


MAINLAND
INSPIRING VIEW of the Manatee River can be yours from this con-
dominium. Offers community dock, tennis, shuffle board and pool.
recently upgraded. $122,900. Don Olmstead 729-3713. 44005
GREAT LOCATION in prestigious El Conquistador. So bright and
cheerful. Private courtyard, tiled entry and kitchen, fireplace. large
master suite with renovated bath. Close to private golf and ten-
nis clubs. $139,900. Carol Greenwald 720-2243. 44447
FOLLOW YOUR DREAM to this very special Colonial home.
Corner lot, circular drive, two-car garage. Tiled foyer, den, fam-
ily room, bay window. Home warranty package. $179,900. Colette
Gerrish 720-4584 or Chuck West 374-3211. R41587


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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.


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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 $$$. Uc#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, drywall repairs, painting, car-
pentry, new/old tile work. Ceiling fans, roof repairs, all
home repairs. Low prices. 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.

B&D SEAMLESS aluminum gutters, five or six inch
available. Insured, free estimates. Dean Guth, owner
and operator, 729-0619.

DECKS: pressure washing, staining, refinishing. All
work guaranteed in writing. I will make it look like new
and last! 35 years experience, 30-year resident. Your
satisfaction is guaranteed. Decks and Docks Inc.
794-8844.



WATERFRONT RENTALS with dock. Turnkey fur-
nished, beautiful views, breezy quiet area. No pets,
owner operated. 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.

ADORABLE COTTAGE, wood floors, renovated,
central air conditioning, washer/dryer. 2BR/1BA 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-t127 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.

CHARMING ISLAND HOME on deep-water canal. 2BR/
2BA completely fumished, garage, laundry, dock, many
extras. $550 week, $1,600 month. Call 813-286-9814.

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

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, new carpet, tile. 400-feet to the
beach, close to Publix. No pets. $675 plus last and
security. 778-8352.


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.

2BR/2BA 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.

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.


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Commercial Residential
Dupont Certified
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Need Organization? I can help!
Cheaper than therapy and a lot more fun.
Home Office Condidential
Edie Force, Major Organizer, 778-7916


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FULLY-FURNISHED APARTMENTS, South Brad-
enton Beach. Gulfview. Two day, week, month, utili-
ties 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/1BA apart-
ment available May 1. $540 plus electric. 778-4044
or 725-1304.

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.

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

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.

ACCOMMODATIONS TO SHARE. Fully furnished
2BR/2BA beach house. Move in June 1. Non smok-
ing female. Call or leave message, 778-1573.

GULFFRONT CONDO summer special. 2BR/1.5BA,
central air, all new. Available May 1 through Nov. 1.
Four-month minimum, prefer six months. $800
month, plus electric. 779-0095

ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB: direct Gulffront 2BR/
2BA. Choice dates, April 2000-Jan. 2001. Deal direct
with owner. Frank, 716-454-7434 -

BEACH -pe''i'ALS: Private beach, walk to every-
thny, new kitchens. Bikes, grills, chairs. $525 to $675
week, $1,500 to $1,950 month. Phone 778-4523 or
1-800-977-0803.

BEAUTIFUL 3BR/3BA Holmes Beach townhouse
rental. Roomy, well furnished with Mexican tile,
washer/dryer, pool, garage. Walk to beach, shopping
and restaurant. Available July 15. Call 778-0167.

2BR BEACH COTTAGE apartment available May 1.
$800 month. One-half block to beach. 104 7th St. S.
Call Russell Moore, 954-1718 or 378-4530.

QUIET, SECLUDED, Longboat rental. June to Oct.
$675 month. Washer/dryer, walking distance to Gulf
or bay. Boat ramp nearby. 387-3761.

HOLMES BEACH: 1BR/1BA ground-floor duplex,
patio, washer/dryer, cable, close to beach. May
through Dec., $650 month. 778-6158.

AVAILABLE MAY 31. Four- to six-month lease. 2BR/
2BA, fully furnished, all comforts. Wide, open view of
bay and Egmont Key. 25 steps to water's edge. Good
terms. No indoor smoking. Nice dog welcomed. Ref-
erences, security. 779-2404.


ANNUAL WATERFRONT RENTAL, 1 BR/1BA. $700
month, water, cable included. $300 deposit. Call 779-
2148 between 6-9pm. Available May 15.

CHARMING OLD FLORIDA 1BR/1BA with picket
fence. Fumished, annual apartment. One block to Wil-
low Street Beach. $700, first, last, security. 778-3523.

MARTINIQUE SOUTH, 1BR/1BA, beautifully fur-
nished turnkey with stunning Gulfview. Rich
Bohnenberger Realty, 779-9469.

2BR/2BA SPACIOUS TURNKEY. Mexican tile
throughout, cable, washer/dryer. Phone Isle Rentals
at 779-2555.

2BR/2BA HOUSE across from beach. Gulfviews,
huge garage, great office. Annual. $1,600 month,
lease option available. 778-8340.

ANNUAL RENTALS, 411 PINE. Furnished 1 BR/1 BA,
$600. 2BR/1BA, $700. 778-2036.

ANNUAL RENTAL, 312 64th St. 2BR/1BA, $650.
778-2036.

WESTBAY POINT AND MOORINGS, 2BR/2BA, avail-
able from June 1,2000, until Nov. 15, 2000. End unit,
newly decorated. Call 778-0042 or 616-676-1941.

ANNUAL UNFURNISHED Holmes Beach 2BR/2BA
duplex. Family room, new appliances including dish-
washer, washer/dryer hook up. Freshly painted,
nicely landscaped and oversized parking pad. One
block to Gulf. $850 plus utilities. Security, references
required. Aposporos & Son, 387-3474.

BEAUTIFUL, ANNA MARIA Island north end, fur-
nished 2BR duplex, available May 2000. $950. 941-
778-8352.

LOVELY, FURNISHED BEACH house in Holmes
Beach. 2BR, lanai, tropical paradise. Short or long term,
monthly lease. Non smoking. Reasonable. 921-0074.

LIVE AT THE BEACH. 1BR/1BA, furnished. $700
month, $150 deposit. Call 778-7934.



GULFFRONT LOT, dead-end street, one of a kind!
There are no more like this. $399,000, 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.

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.

DUPLEX FOR SALE, 2BR/1.5BA each side. Storage
and parking underneath. Asking $199,000. Steps to
Gulf and bay. 778-7098.


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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.

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

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.


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COMPLETELY RENOVATED TRAILER in idyllic
location. Beach and bay a short walk. New appli-
ances, electric water heater, air conditioning, new
roof and siding (lifetime warranty). 778-8515.

LARGE SINGLE FAMILY home with attached
apartment and deeded dock in quiet Holmes Beach
residential neighborhood. Asking $245,000. Call
778-7098.

HOW TO ADVERTISE
DEADLINE: MONDAY NOON for Wed. publication.
UP to 3 line minimum includes approximately 21
words $9.00. Additional lines $3.00 each. Box:
$3.00. Ads must be paid in advance. Stop by or mail
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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Rentals and Property Management with a Personal Touch!


Sue Carlson & Teresa Gallagher
941.779.2555 800.770.6057 www.islerentals.com
SUMMER RENTALS AVAILABLE!
Also: Next Year Seasonals!


ISLAND MOTEL & APARTMENTS
Exclusive Anna Maria location zoned for nightly rentals. Two
pools, spa and full kitchens in a tropical paradise. Steps to the
white sandy beach. Excellent rental history. Offered at $725,000.
Ann Martin 953-7717
Michael Saunders & Company
Licensed Real Estate Broker
(941)388-4447. 61 S. Blvd. of Presidents, Sarasota, FL 34236


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THIS IS IT! One-half acre of land on
prestigious Palm Sola Blvd. and a
meticulously maintained historic man-
sion with 4,000 plus sq. ft. of luxury
living. This is a rare opportunity to own
a piece of history and to live in one of
the finest homes in the area. Shown by
qualified appointment only. $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/1BA,
each unit in fourplex has 1 BR/1 BA. 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



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.


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is subject to the Fair Housing Act, which makes it il-
legal to advertise "any preference, limitation
or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex,
handicap, familial status or national origin, or inten-
tion to make any such preference, limitation or dis-
crimination." Familial status includes children under
age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians,
pregnant women and people securing custody of chil-
dren under 18. This newspaper will not knowing ac-
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tion of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that
all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are avail-
able on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of
discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777,
for the hearing impaired (TDD) 1-800-543-8294.


Your home has given
l- you many precious
memories and moving
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I would be honored to
be the realtor who helps
make this transition.
Call Piroska Kallay at 778-2261
After hours 778-3778
Fax: 778-7944 (800) 422-6325
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Web site: www.smithrealtors.com


COCONUTS CONDO. 1BR/1BA condo in small
eighteen-unit Gulffront complex. End, ground-floor
unit on the courtyard. On-site management, heated
pool, excellent rental history. $120,000 furnished
turnkey. Call Carol Williams 744-0700 eves.
NEW LISTING HOLMES BEACH Spacious 3BR/
2.5BA town home to be completed approximately July
2000. Steps to Gulf, shopping and marinas. Ceramic
tile floors except carpet allowance for bedrooms. All ap-
pliances included, two screened lanais, separate din-
ing and utility room, maintenance free exterior. Pre-
construction priced at $330,000. Call Carol Williams
744-0700 eves.

Bradenton
THE OAKS Beautifully maintained 3BR/3BA home in
peaceful setting overlooking lake. Many upgrades.
$189,900. Call Susan Hatch 778-7616 eves.
LAKEBRIDGE A lovely 2BR/2BA villa with many
upgrades. Fenced enclosed L-shaped courtyard with
tropical flowers and fruit trees. $117,900. Call Zee
Catanese 794-8991 eves.
WILD OAK BAY. View of tropical vegetation and lake
from the lanai of this first floor 3BR/2BA condo. Turn-
key furnished and just steps from the pool. $119,900.
Call Zee Catanese 794-8991 eves.


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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
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have rentals available for April 2000.

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QUALITY HOME on Anna Maria's north
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3000 sq. ft, four-car garage and workshop.
RV pad or room for a pool. Lot size 101 by
85 ft. $309,000.








BAYVIEW LOT IN ANNA MARIA! Close
to resident walkway to Tampa Bay beach
and a short walk to the shopping area. Build
your island home on this comer lot and see
beautiful bay views! $159,000.


CONTEMPORARY ANNA MARIA
HOME on deep canal with no bridges to
Bay. Vaulted ceilings, clerestory windows,
hardwood floors, 3 bedrooms, loft, 2 full
baths and 2 half baths. $659,000.


BEAUTY IN KEY ROYALE! Spacious open
design has a solid oak staircase leading to 4 bed-
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GATED WALLED LOTS 50 x 100 ft. lots in
great location, part of a 4 unit land condo ready for
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just blocks from the Gulf or bay. A must see!
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BY ELIZABETH C. GORSKI / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ is I I s 1 121 I 1


ACROSS
1 Passage
preventers
6 "Excuse me..."
10 Become less
reserved
14 Bewitched
18 "Tzigane"
composer
19 Stiff hairs
21 A whole lot of
shaking going
on
22 Aglio e-
(pasta dressing)
23 Short loin
products
25 "60 Minutes"
regular
27 Not so hot
28 First of "The
Chronicles of
Clovis"
30 They help you
make your goals
31 It goes around
the world
34 M.BA. hopeful's
hurdle
35 Pianist
Rubinstein
36 Roughed up
37 Superman's gift
39 Cob, Conn.
42 Fell off
43 Kirkstall Abbey
locale
44 Defeat by looks
46 Pointed ends
47 Signal to leave,
perhaps


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48 Not all there
49 "River-
Return"
(Mitchum/
Monroe flick)
50 Skittish show?:
Abbr.
51 Like old
recordings
52 Describe
53 "60 Minutes"
regular
54 Like some leaves
56 1972 Bill
Withers hit
58 Spiro's
predecessor
59 Decisive one
61 Public Citizen
founder
62 Dressed down?
63 Dress down
64 Church figure
65 Sneak-
66 Old peso
fractions
67 Architect's
offering
68 Southern sibling
69 Computer
support,
sometimes
72 Piled out
73 Six-Day War
hero
75 Some need
stitching
76 Use hip boots,
perhaps
77 They were big in
the past
79 "The-- Bride"
(Rimsky-
Korsakov opera)
81 Latin father
82 Kenny G has two


83 F.D.R.'s
birthplace
85 It may move you
86 Goodbyes
87 He homered 660
times
88 Needs a ring?
89 Vast
92 Vast
93 "We will
undersold!"
94 107-Across state
96 Chemical-free
fare
101 Goodbye
102 Peut-
(maybe, in
Marseille)
103 Done for
104 "-- Sea"
(Lemmon/
Matthau
comedy)
105 Hospital staffer
106 Farrah's ex
107 All there
108 People guilty of
disorderly
conduct?
DOWN
1 Monitor letters
2 You may see a
reaction in one
3 Lacto-
vegetarian
4 Non-Jews
5 Rained hard?
6 Up
7 Consideration
8 Pilot's
announcement,
briefly
9 Incense
10 Forwhomthe
bell tolls


11 Patricia Neal's
Best Actress film
12 Zog I, for one
13 Vet's offering
14 "The Kiss"
sculptor
15 Shakespeare
title starter
16 Painter
Mondrian
17 Kiddy litter?
20 Emerson
collection
24 Went over the
limit
26 Together
29 "Total Request
Live" network
31 Signs
32 71-Down's
predecessor
33 Numbskulls
34 Luzinski of
baseball
35 --Magna
(annual
early-music
festival)
37 Prefix with
phobia
38 Glucose and
fructose, e.g.
39 Gossip-filled
gathering,
typically
40 They have titles
41 Corral chorus
43 No socialite
45 Not too hard
47 Visit
48 Bar stock
51 Big name in
applesauce
52 Enticed
53 Start of
something big?
55 Theater area


56 Open
57 Wrap choice
58 Some are false
59 Rub
60 Catch, in a way
62 Hussies
67 Stacks for
burning
68 Hide well
70 "Die Fledermaus"
maid
71 32-Down's
successor


73 Big name in
personal
planners
74 Gall
75 Grocery line?
76 Generous to a
fault
78 Quaint
contraction
79 Some have diners
80 Terminal tippees
81 Sand painting
creators


84 Hearing aid?
85 Prefix with
-morphous
86 Chevy truck
model
88 Bakery offering
89 Ocean menace
90 2nd-century
date
91 "Zounds!"
92 "The Grey
Room" novelist
Phillpotts


93 Former Senate
Armed
Services
Committee
chairman
95 Shooters'org.
97 It may be taken
in spots
98 Siouan
speaker
99 Wagering
option, briefly
100 Spanish couple?


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HAWTHORN PARK Fantastic 4BR with den and
family room. Bring kids to enjoy the pool, cheerful
kitchen and dramatic two-story family room. $279,900.
Nancy Fasel/Doug Newcomer 778-2261.MLS#44642

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THE WATERWAY Desirable condo with spectacular
views! Unique value, 2BR/2BA, glassed lanai. Won-
derful amenities, safe and secure, convenient location.
$134,900. Jim Vitale 778-2261. MLS#44245


KEY WEST STYLE WATERFRONT 3BRF2BA home
in Terra Ceia. Cabana with BBQ pit, boathouse with
hoist, two-story caged, heated pool and spa. 1.5 acres.
$479,000. Rose Schnoerr 778-2261. MLS#40912


PALMA SOLA BAY Queen Anne style home! 4 or
5/BR/5.5 BA, three living levels, elevator, pool,
three-car garage. NW Bradenton long lot sub.
$879,000. Rose Schnoerr 778-2261. MLS#41757

LOTS/ACREAGE
$12,500 Mobile home lot/Ridgewood Meadows/
Ellenton, Chard Winheim.
$25,900 Willow Shores, Parrish, Tony Tiberini.
$59,900 Comer lot in Ellenton, Patty Stump.
$169,000 NW Bradenton Palma Sola, bayfront lot,
Rose Schnoerr.
$275,000 Terra Ceia. 11.5 +/- acres, Noreen
Roberts
$399,500 Bay Harbor, Anna Maria, Rose
Schnoerr.


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BRADENTON BEACH 2/2, waterview,
$1,200.
WILD OAK BAY 2/2/1 villa, lakeview, heated
pool.
LAKEWOOD RANCH 2/2 home with den,
pool, brand new.
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SLEEPY LAGOON PARK Longboat Key Island
home on water. 3BR/2B, two-car garage, open
split plan. Large lanai overlooks lagoon.
$330,000. Tony Tiberini 778-2261. MLS#44252




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PERICO BAY CLUB Condo with a view! Second
floor 2BR/2BA. Perfect sunsets over the bay!
Short walk to heated pool/spa. $112,900. Rose
Schnoerr 778-2261. MLS#42248
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BOATER'S NEEDED IN PARADISE! Lovely
3BR/2BA home on deep-water canal with no
bridges to Gulf. Walk to beaches. Owner/agent.
$375,000. Piroska Kallay 778-2261. MLS#43419
3BR/2BA home on deep-water canal with no
$375,000. Piroska Kallay 778-2261. MLS#43419


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