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Skimming the news ... Island soccer season starts to wind down, see page 17.


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"The Best News on Anna Maria Island"



Perico 8 wins


one against


Arvida project
By David Futch
Islander Reporter
The Florida Department of Community Affairs has
ruled that one of the Perico Eight has "standing" in the
group's fight against Arvida Co.'s proposed develop-
ment on Perico Island.
Bradenton attempted to get the Perico Eight chal-
lenge dismissed because the city claimed that none of
the eight people who are part of the challenge followed
strict guidelines in opposing an amendment to the com-
prehensive land-use plan.
The amendment, approved by Bradenton City
Council members in February, changed the land-use
designation on Perico Island, according to Perico Eight
attorney Jane Gordon.
Perico Eight is the nickname for Concerned Citi-
zens of Manatee County and consists of eight residents
opposed to Arvida's plans.
The amendment changed the density on Perico Is-
land and also changed a conservation land designation
to recreation, Gordon said.
The amendment allowed the city to give Arvida
Co. the go-ahead to build an 898-unit condominium
project on land owned by Manatee Fruit Co. Plans for
Arvida's project call for buildings from four- to 10-sto-
ries high on a pristine shoreline where none exist now.
DCA Secretary Steve Seibert issued what's called
an order of remand Oct. 24 that states Doris Schember
followed proper proce-
'It's great to see dure when she spoke
that DCA is taking against the amendment at
affirmative steps to a Bradenton City Council
ensure that meeting.
Gordon said Seibert
Florida's citizens looked at guidelines and
are afforded broad case law and said
standing to partici- Schember didn't have to
pate in the compre- mirror the Perico Eight
hensive planning challenge.
Seibert's ruling over-
process as required turns a decision by an ad-
by Florida statutes.' ministrative law judge
Jane Gordon who said none of the
Perico Eight petitioners
had standing to protest the amendment. The judge said
the group's comments only apply to future amend-
ments to the city's comprehensive plan.
Seibert disagreed and sent the case back to the
Florida Division of Administrative Hearings.
Seibert also agreed with Gordon and her colleague,
Susan Hayden Daniels, who noted that there is no re-
quirement that a petitioner's qualifying comments mir-
ror the issues later raised in the Perico Eight petition.
"I am thrilled with this ruling," Gordon said. "It's
great to see that DCA is taking affirmative steps to
ensure that Florida's citizens are afforded broad stand-
ing to participate in the comprehensive planning pro-
cess as required by Florida statutes."
She added that the administrative hearing would be
held in Manatee County, likely after January.
"This is unusual for the DCA to overturn an admin-
istrative law judge's ruling," Gordon said. "We anticipate
the hearing will take two or three days, perhaps more."


IISLANDER


Volume 8, no. 51,


Nov. 1, 2000 FREE


Fall Festival parade led by kinder kids
Youngest first was the order of the dayfor costumed kids of all ages in the annual parade leaving the staging
area at Holmes Beach City Hall and heading for the Anna Maria Elementary School and a day-long festival of
food, fun and games and fundraising to benefit the school sponsored by the Parent-Teacher Organiza-
tion. For more on the festival, see inside. Islander Photo: Bonner Futch

Arrest rates down for some on Island


By Ann McGrath
Islander Reporter
Arrests are on the downswing in the Island cities
of Anna Maria and Holmes Beach and on Longboat
Key, while Bradenton Beach reported an increase this
year.
State officials say tougher crime laws enacted dur-
ing the last 10 years and the good economy are the rea-
sons for the decline.
It is important to remember when looking at statis-
tics in small towns that "it's hard to report statistics ac-
curately when you're dealing with small numbers,"
said Dave Bristow, spokesperson for the Manatee
County Sheriff's Office, "because, for example, 0 to 1
shows a 100 percent increase."
Bradenton Beach reported a 47.1 percent increase
from last year's six-month reporting period; there were 50
arrests from January through June 2000, compared to 34
during the same period last year for Bradenton Beach's
population of 1,698. Records show that during 1998 and
1999, Bradenton Beach reported no change in the num-
ber of arrests, with 76 total for each year.
"The increase this year is a result of a higher per-
centage of shoplifting, 13 during the period from Janu-
ary to June 2000, compared to four during the same
period in 1999, or 250 percent more than last year,"
said Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale. "For
example, Circle K writes a report for everything be-
cause that's their procedure. Someone stealing a bag of
peanuts, 'beer boogies' and 'gas drive-offs' are all re-
ported, causing percentages to go up, but police seldom
catch the thieves," Speciale said.
"Also, during season, certain organized groups come
down from other states and specifically steal cash and
credit cards from cars at Coquina Beach," Speciale said.
"It's nice to have this great big beach here, but I get
socked on my state Uniform Crime Reports because I
can't solve transient crimes," Speciale said.
In 1999 the Manatee County Sheriff's Office re-


ported 45 arrests in Anna Maria City. That's a 38 per-
cent drop from the previous year. Anna Maria is a city
with a population of slightly more than 1,400.
"The city of Anna Maria is one of the safest places,
if not the safest, in Manatee County to live," said Bristow.
"It has one of the lowest crime rates in the county."
During the first six months of 2000 in Holmes
Beach, there were 53 arrests. That represents a 54.7
percent decrease from the 117 arrests reported during
the same period in 1999. Holmes Beach has a popula-
tion of 5,075.
Longboat Key reported 270 arrests during 1999,
and 228 through October 2000. The total number of
PLEASE SEE CRIME, NEXT PAGE



HIappening
Friday Nov. 1
Opening reception for AMI Art League's
'Touchy Feely" exhibit, 5:30 p.m., at the league's
gallery, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.
Saturday Nov. 4
Privateer-hosted party to celebrate
Holmes Beach Commissioner Pat "Miss Duffy"
Geyer's birthday at St. Bernard Catholic Church
from 6 to 9 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday Nov. 4, 5
See sunken treasures and meet adven-
turer Capt. Carl Fismer and the Privateers at
Sea Hagg Nauticals and Antiques, Cortez.
Tuesday Nov. 7
General Election, polls open Island-wide
from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Check your voter registra-
tion card for poll location.
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Lack of 2 responses delays Grassy Point buy


By Ann McGrath
Islander Reporter
"The City of Holmes Beach will lose the chance to
acquire Grassy Point if two land owners there do not
respond by January 2001," said Mayor Carol Whitmore
at the commission's work session Oct. 24.
The commission is in favor of accepting the donation
of a lot in the Ilexhurst subdivision adjacent to Grassy
Point, and the matter will be placed on the agenda for a
vote at the next regular meeting, Whitmore said.


Crime rates down, up
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

arrests for 1998 was 292. The population of Longboat
Key is 8,100 year round, and 21,000 in season.
Anna Maria's largest number of reported crimes in
1999 was petit theft, 46 of the 73 reported crimes. This
is due to the fact that a higher occurrence of theft is
common near beach areas, Bristow said.
Burglaries in Anna Maria went down from 23 in
1998, to six in 1999, a significant decrease, Bristow


For more than two years Holmes Beach has been
planning to acquire 37 acres along Anna Maria Sound
and turn it into a public nature preserve similar to Leffis
Key on the south end of Anna Maria Island.
The Grassy Point acreage is pristine mangrove
wetlands on the waterfront south of the Anna Maria
Island Bridge on Manatee Avenue and opposite Publix
on East Bay Drive.
Florida Communities Trust approved in January
1999 Holmes Beach's application for $847,917 to buy


said.
Vehicle theft went up from none to one in Anna
Maria, and armed robbery remained constant at one, for
1998 and 1999.
During 1998, the highest occurrence of arrests in
Holmes Beach, in descending order, were larceny, bur-
glary, simple assault, drug offenses, DUI, motor ve-
hicle theft, aggravated assault and robbery.
Aggravated assault in Bradenton Beach is down 60
percent so far this year, from five to two.
Overall, zeros appear most often in arrest reporting
categories on pages of Uniform Crime Reports statis-
tics from the Island cities.


Grassy Point and preserve it for public use, said Anne
Peery, executive director.
Since that time, the Trust has been handling the
acquisition. The Trust made offers to land owners and
negotiated prices.
Details will remain confidential until after any deal
is closed, said Rick Ashley, Holmes Beach city trea-
surer, who is handling the city's side of the transaction.
All parties were required to sign a non-disclosure
agreement. The city will get title to the land, assuming
the deal goes through.
The two landowners who have not responded are
holding up the transaction, which is delaying the
Trust's turning the land over to the city, Whitmore said.
Grassy Point missed the original boat August 1998
when the Trust made $68 million in 30 grants, putting
the local project in third place for funding, contingent
on money becoming available.
In January 1999, Lee County decided not to accept
a $5 million grant. That money was enough to fund
Grassy Point and two other projects on the contingency
list, Peery said.
Land owners of the desired Grassy Point parcels are
Nora Hames, R.L. Davis, Martha and Lawrence Wald,
Josephine Frisco and the firm Zewadski & Smith.


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THE ISLANDER 0 NOV. 1, 2000 U PAGE 3


Bridge opening times may change Meetings


By Paul Roat
A major switch in bridge boat opening times is
proposed by the U.S. Coast Guard, and your thoughts
are sought.
Coast Guard officials are considering switching the
opening schedules for the Longboat Bridge and New
Pass Bridge based on bridge opening demands by boat-
ers in the past few years, coupled with shoaling condi-
tions in the waters surrounding the spans.
Longboat Bridge currently opens for boaters on
demand, but only from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. From 6 p.m. to
6 a.m. the bridge is untended and does not open to high-
masted boats without at least three hours advance no-
tice.
New Pass Bridge currently is tended 24 hours a day
and opens at boaters' demand on the hour and every 20
minutes thereafter from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The bridge
opens to boats on demand during nighttime hours.
Coast Guard officials are proposing manning the
Longboat Bridge 24 hours a day and want to keep the
"on-demand" opening schedule intact around the clock.
For New Pass, the bridge would not be manned
from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m. and no longer be opened every
20 minutes as needed during daylight hours but only
"on demand" by boaters. Nighttime bridge openings
would take place, but only with three-hour advance
notice by mariners.


"These changes meet the increased need for open-
ings at the Longboat Bridge because of the increased
vessel traffic there, while allowing for less openings
and untended periods at the New Pass Bridge because
of the significant decrease in vessel traffic there," Coast
Guard officials said.
Bridge openings for boaters increased at
Longboat Bridge from 3,825 in 1997 to 4,499 in
1999. For New Pass, bridge openings decreased
from 6,942 in 1975 to 3,847 in 1982 to 1,367 in
1998, according to the Coast Guard.
Coast Guard officials had originally planned to end
the "public comment" portion of the proposed regulation
change Oct. 24. However, Longboat Key officials and
members of the Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning
Organization were caught unaware of the changes until
days before the deadline and requested an extension.
Public comment is now accepted through Dec. 22.
To offer your thoughts, send them to:
Commander (obr)
Seventh Coast Guard District
909 SE First Ave., Miami FL 33131-3050.
The "docket number" for the project is CGD7-00-
006 and is the Coast Guard requests that number be in-
cluded in your letter.
For more information, call Barry Dragon at 305-
415-6730.


Street vacations requested in Bradenton Beach


A pair of street vacations will be deliberated by the
Bradenton Beach City Commission Thursday night.
Steven Noriega, acting as agent for Richard J.
Hickey, is requesting vacation of a 40- by 120-foot
strip of land west of Gulf Drive between the Beach
Barn 200 Gulf Drive South and the Moose Lodge
at 110 Gulf Drive South. The area is west of the round-
about at Gulf Drive and Bridge Street.
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additional parking for the Moose Lodge he esti-
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Noriega also proposes donating to the city a 10- by
50-foot strip of land on the east side of Gulf Drive north
of Joe's Eats & Sweets, and donation of riprap for the
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Anna Maria City
Nov. 9, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
Nov. 2, 7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda:
public hearing on proposed land development code
amendments, discussion on separation between busi-
nesses selling alcoholic beverages, Tampa Bay Re-
gional Planning Council grant-writing discussion,
fire alarm system for city pier discussion, library'
resolution discussion, Bridge Street-Gulf Drive
roundabout landscaping discussion, 17th Street va-
cation public hearing, Second Street South vacation
public hearing, consent agenda and public comment.
Nov. 8, 8:30 a.m., special city commission meeting
on city pier construction issues.
Nov. 9, 6 p.m., planning and zoning commission
meeting on major development at 17th Street.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
None scheduled.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Of Interest
Nov. 4, Anna Maria Fall Cleanup, Anna Maria City.


of Eatman & Smith, is representing property owner H.
Lynn Hazlett. The request calls for the city to vacate
most of the street east of Gulf Drive to Anna Maria
Sound. Hazlett proposes building condominiums on the
property.
Much of 17th Street was realigned in 1986 with the
creation of a "dogleg" to the northern edge of the tract
of land.
The public hearings will begin at 7 p.m. at city hall,
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Anna Maria commissioners talk about city website


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria city commissioners heard a presentation
from Custom Communications Services offering to pro-
vide free hosting for a city website.
Company President David Billings told commission-
ers there would be three steps to the process: purchasing
a domain name, leasing space on a web server, and decid-
ing on a design.
The purchase of a domain name is already compli-
cated. The city cannot use annamaria.org.
The developer of Bayview Plaza in the city, Jim
Toomey of AMI Holdings Inc., already owns the rights to
that domain name, according to Billings. He suggested the
city acquire the domain rights to annamariacity.org.
Billings also recommended the city set up an Intemet
account with Time Warner's Roadrunner service.
Time Warner representative Wayne Cathel said the
city could connect to Roadrunner for $50.95 a month, the
company's non-profit rate.
Billings said for $500, his company would provide
website design comparable to the Holmes Beach web
page.
He also offered training to city staff so they would
know how to update the site.
Billings' plan would also provide each city employee
as well as the mayor and commissioners with an e-mail
address.
Shirley O'Day of Chilson Avenue questioned the
need for the city to have a website. "Why do you think we
need a website? We don't need more people to come
here."
Commissioner Bob Barlow said the website "would
not be an advertisement. It would be an effort for city
government to communicate with its citizens in a timely
manner."
Commissioners decided to get bids from other com-
panies before making any decisions.

Galatis' funding request denied
The city can provide no relief for Chris Galati, owner/
operator of Galati Marine Inc.


Galati said he was approached by former Public
Works Director Phil Charnock last year and invited to
piggyback onto the dredging project Anna Maria and
Holmes Beach were doing in Bimini Bay.
Galati said Charnock offered to have the dredging
operation extend into the dogleg to the marina, now called
Galati Channel, making access to the marina possible for
large boats.
"I was told the project would cost me $25,000," Galati
said. "So I wrote out a check in good faith.
"That wasn't the end of it," Galati said. "The estimate
was based on a two-year-old study and suddenly I was
asked to come up with $27,000 more.
"I can understand a $5,000 to $10,000 overage, but
not one that big. I negotiated a $13,000 reduction for im-
mediate payment, or it would have been $40,000."
Galati said Charock promised the city would reim-
burse him. But, he said, there wasn't time to get anything
in writing.
"There are not many businessmen on the Island who
can take that kind of a hit," he said.
"I paid the money in good faith," said Galati. "This
is a moral issue and I think the city will do the right thing."
Commissioner Jay Hill said he had researched the
dredging project extensively and he had been unable to
come up with any information indicating Charock made
such an agreement.
Without anything in writing, commissioners all said
they were sorry, but they just couldn't give out the taxpay-
ers' money.
They suggested Galati contact Chamock and try to get
something in writing from him.

Remodel city hall, or no?
Just before last week's meeting was adjourned, Com-
missioner Hill asked Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh why he
was having decorators look over city hall.
Deffenbaugh said, "You'll know when everything's
decided. You'll know before it's decided."
Hill said he wanted to know what plans were being
made and who Deffenbaugh had been talking to about
remodeling.


Deffenbaugh said he couldn't remember.
Hill said he found that hard to believe.
Deffenbaugh said that nonetheless it was true, and
Hill would know what was going on as soon as he knew.
With that, the meeting was adjourned.
Deffenbaugh said later that he really didn't know who
had been called in to look things over.
"I'm not the one looking into it," he said, "But we
have to do something. We are not in compliance with
OSHA and ADA requirements," referring to the Occupa-
tional Safety and Hazards Act and the Americans with
Disabilities Act.
Deffenbaugh said the staff is complaining because the
layout of city hall is clumsy and inefficient.
"Everyone is tripping over one another," he said.
Deffenbaugh said he was glad that he honestly
couldn't tell anyone what designer had been to city hall
look things over.
"If you present a plan before you have it completed,
before you have all your ducks in a row, they chop it all
up. They're counterproductive; they want to tear things
down, but they don't want to do anything positive."
Deffenbaugh said he was referring to some members
of the commission and some citizens "who complain
about everything at every meeting."



Anna Maria Fallfest seeks

arts, crafts for show
There are still openings for exhibitors in the
Anna Maria Fallfest scheduled Saturday and
Sunday, Nov. 11 and 12, at the Holmes Beach
City Hall field, said the sponsoring organization.
The arts and crafts festival will feature a mix
of jewelry, photography, fine arts, clothing and
crafts. Participants must make what they show.
It will be open from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. both
days, with admission and parking free.
Details of the show and entry forms may be
obtained at 927-0692.


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ATTENTION:
BUSINESS & PROPERTY OWNERS
2000 MANATEE COUNTY
TAX COLLECTION NOTICE
The 2000 Manatee County Tax Roll has been delivered to the Tax Collector by the Property
Appraiser for collection beginning November 1, 2000. Taxes to be collected are Real Estate,
Special Assessments and Tangible Personal Property.
The 2000 Tax Bills will be mailed on October 31, 2000. If you have not received a tax bill by
November 15th. contact the Tax Collector at the number shown below to request that a bill be
mailed to you. All City and County taxes, assessed on the Manatee County Tax Rolls, are entitled
to discount for early payment as follows:
November ................................ ...................... 4%
December ........................ ......... ........ 3%
January ......................... ........... ...... 2%
February ................... ............... ............... 1%
Payable without discount in March. On April 1st, unpaid taxes
become delinquent and subject to 3% interest and advertising.
Payments received after March 31st must be in the form of certified funds.

TAXES MAY BE PAID AT ANY OF THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS,
Monday through Friday, during the office hours of 8:30 am to 5:00 pm:
1. Downtown Office, 415 10th St. W., Bradenton
2. DeSoto Branch Office, 819 301 Blvd. W., Bradenton
3. Palmetto Branch Office, 1341 10th St. E., (Hwy. 301E.), Palmetto
4. Holmes Beach Branch Office, 3340 East Bay Dr., Holmes Beach
5. BY MAIL: P.O. Box 25300, Bradenton, FL 34206-5300
YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A RECEIPT UNLESS YOU:
Send self-addressed, stamped envelope with payment or pay at one of our offices.
2001 INSTALLMENT PAYMENTS
Real Estate and Personal Property Taxes for the 2001 Tax Year may be paid in four installments if an
application is filed with the Tax Collector before May 1st. You must request an application form.
If you are presently paying by the Installment Method, your account will be automatically
renewed for 2001, UNLESS you advise the Tax Collector to remove your name.
THIS APPLICATION DOES NOT APPLY TO THE 2000 TAXES.
Ken Burton, Jr. Tax Collector, Manatee County
Phone (941) 750-9566 www.taxcollector.com 11/01/00







Fall victim airlifted
to hospital
A Bayflight medical emer-
gency helicopter utilized
the field adjacent to
S.- Holmes Beach's city hall as
a landing pad Oct. 26, to
transport Kelly J. Wilson,
45, who was injured when
he fell while working from
,a ladder at second-story
height. Wilson was re-
.. ..ported to have head, spinal,
:-', and pelvis injuries. He had
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SandBlast 2000 looms, clinics set


Preparing for SandBlast 2000, the first year of sand
castle competition on Veterans Day, four days of sand
sculpture clinics will begin Tuesday, Nov. 7.
The clinics will be at the site of the SandBlast, on
the beach in front of the Beach House Restaurant, 200
Gulf Drive N. in Bradenton Beach. The free clinics will


Re-entry tags available election
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clinics will bring to seasoned and beginning sand
sculptors "tips, tricks and techniques," he said.
The Nov. 11 competition is intended to "call atten-
tion to the natural beauty of our beaches and to raise
funds to support Keep Manatee Beautiful's programs,"
said sponsor Ed Chiles, owner of the Beach House.
On the day of the competition, sand-castle con-
struction will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with judging by
Team Sandtastic from 1 to 2 p.m. and an awards pre-
sentation at 2 p.m. Entry fee for each sand-sculpting
team is $300. For most of the teams sponsored by busi-
nesses the entry fee is tax-deductible, said Chiles. Pro-
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added.
Sponsors and teams may register for the event by
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Future road

demands spur

citizen interest
Residents from Manatee and Sarasota coun-
ties pondered the future of traffic and roads Mon-
day during a three-hour workshop sponsored by a
regional transportation planning group.
A consultant for URS Corp. has projected that
traffic demands based on expected growth through
the year 2025 would require four-laning Gulf Drive,
the Anna Maria Island Bridge and the Cortez Bridge.
However, due to "physical, social, environmen-
tal, financial and/or political decisions" that four-
laning undoubtedly won't take place, meaning that
although there will be enough traffic on the Island to
warrant a four-lane road, all those cars will have to
be kept to the existing roadway system.
Robert Longfield with URS has also come up
with some grim financial pictures for the road net-
work in the area.
Manatee County traffic demands through the
year 2025 call for road system improvements cost-
Sing $1.327 billion. Revenue for that period is short
by $741 million.
For the two-county area, the total spending needs
through the next 25 years total $2.332 billion with
revenue projections short almost $1.1 billion.
As Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning
Organization Executive Director Mike Guy put it,
"We will find a cure for cancer sooner than we can
find a cure for transportation."
Longfield will continue to meet with citizens
and elected officials through the end of this year,
and plans to present a future traffic plan to the
MPO in late January.

Holmes Beach mayor
announces proclamations
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore announced
three proclamations recognizing special events at the
Oct. 24 commission meeting, including:
American Patriotism Week, Nov. 5-11,
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Paled by comparison
A regional transportation planner mused that she
wasn't happy about a $2.3 billion spending plan for ex-
panded roadways in the area in the next 25 years.
"You're talking about bigger roads," she said. "In 25
years, for all we know, we may travel around in bubbles."
If projected traffic volumes are accurate, we're going
to have to hope for bubble technology or find a way to love
the inevitable gridlock on Gulf Drive and the bridges.
A consultant for the Sarasota-Manatee Metropoli-
tan Planning Organization has projected traffic volume
and roadway needs through the year 2025. The results
are grim for the Island: four-lane Gulf Drive and four-
lane bridges to Gulf Drive.
However, those big roads and wide bridges are part
of a "unconstrained" scheme that is based solely on
traffic demands. Gulf Drive and the Anna Maria and
Cortez bridges are considered "constrained" systems
due to "previous physical, social, environmental, finan-
cial and/or political decisions that restrict the total num-
ber of lanes that may be developed."
Sound like political mumbo jumbo?
The result of the roads and bridges being "con-
strained" means that widening won't take place, ac-
cording to MPO Executive Director Mike Guy.
It sounds kinda like that old saying, "If you believe
this, I've got a bridge to sell you."
We couldn't possibly be so gullible, could we?
"We will keep them as they are," Guy said of the
Island traffic system and the bridges. "They cannot
have additional lanes."
But traffic congestion will occur, he added.
So what is the solution to the impending traffic
woes?
Alternative means of transportation will have to be
explored, such as trolleys, bikes and buses ... or
bubbles?
"Beam us up, Scottie," will be the appropriate call
to leave the Island.
The 1990s fight to defeat a 65-foot-high bridge on
Manatee Avenue seems inconsequential in view of the
"projections" for our future.


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Opinion


Vote!
Elect a new President of the United States. Elect new
county-level officials. Plus, a lot of choices inbetween.
On Island ballots, Bradenton Beach voters will
have numerous charter change proposals to consider,
while Holmes Beach voters will have only one charter
change on their ballot.
Remember, every vote counts.


Thie Islander


You're most welcome
I'd like to express my appreciation that our Island
has a local paper like The Islander.
I just finished reading this week's issue and also
that of the Longboat Observer, which chose to present
as front-page news the fact that a lady was seen at a
social event wearing sandals with straps that did not
match.
The remainder of the issue was mostly devoted to
a catalog of moans and complaints about every aspect
of Vice President Gore's visits to Longboat not very
gracious hosts.
Thank you, Islander, for intelligent and unbiased
reporting.
Matthew Denham, Bradenton Beach

Appreciation expressed by,
for Turtle Watch volunteers
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch held its fifth an-
nual volunteers banquet to thank those who for six
months of the year give hours of their time locating
nests, caging them and seeing the hatched baby turtles
make their way to the sea.
This year AMITW introduced the Sadie, an award
presented to thank and recognize the extraordinary ef-
fort involved in recover, rehabilitation and return to the
Gulf of Mexico the turtle that fell from the beach groin
in Bradenton Beach and was seriously injured.
This year a Sadie was presented to Mote Marine
Laboratory, Arlene Byre and Bonner Futch, editor and
publisher of The Islander, for outstanding contributions
to the preservation of our local treasure, the endangered
sea turtle.
Much to the surprise of the AMITW, The Islander
made a $500 contribution to the Sadie fund to continue
the work of saving turtles. Special thanks to Bonner
Futch. The AMITW has no income other than contri-
butions of the generous people in our community.
This year printed educational materials were donated
by Crowder Bros., Shirley Dean and Emily Anne Smith,


and caging materials by Leeds Building Products.
Many of our local restaurants and businesses pro-
vided generous contributions, including Sign of the
Mermaid, Bridge Tender Inn, Ooh La La, Waterfront
Restaurant, Blue Water Seafood, Pepe's Restaurant,
Anna Maria Island Sun, Da Giorgio Ristorante,
Outback Steakhouse, Moose Lodge and Chapters on
the Island Cafe. It was through their generosity that our
hard-working area coordinators could enjoy an evening
out knowing their efforts are noticed and appreciated.
The Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch would like to
thank all of those who have helped to make this turtle
season a success.
Jo Ann Meilner, Bradenton Beach

Former Chief Maloney's
resignation lamented
I read in the newspaper about the 41 percent in-
crease in the crime rate in Bradenton Beach. What a
contrast to the approximate 10 years of a consistently
low crime rate when John Maloney was police chief.
Ex-Mayor Connie Drescher's legacy is certainly
not enhanced by her actions, which led to Chief
Maloney's resignation rather than allow his profes-
sional leadership of the police department to be com-
promised. Ex-Mayor Drescher showed herself a med-
dling politician for her two short years as mayor; now
Maloney is gone and the city lost.
Kathleen L. Cooper, Bradenton

Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch
receives monetary gift
The Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch is the recipi-
ent of $1,000 from Celebrate Anna Maria Inc. The
money is a portion of proceeds from the recent Flavors
of the Island Art Festival on Pine Avenue.
The money will be going to training of volunteers
and development of educational materials. Turtle
Watch is very appreciative of this donation.
Suzi Fox, President, AMI Turtle Watch


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THE ISLANDER 0 NOV. 1, 2000 E PAGE 7

Anna Maria searches for parking ticket collection


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
If you get a parking ticket in the city of Anna
Maria, you are on your honor to pay it.
If you do not have honor, and you do not pay it, the
city can't collect it.
Under the present system, the collection of tickets
is not possible.
Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh wants to turn the collec-
tion of tickets over to an agency. He says there is an
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The agency would keep 32 percent of any money
it collects.
So far this year, there have been 340 unpaid tick-
ets. The average ticket amounts to $20.
"If they collect every ticket, they make $2,176, and
the city makes $4,6,24."
The city would pay nothing for tickets the agency
isn't able to collect.
Commissioner Tom Skoloda asked if Manatee
County could collect the tickets for Anna Maria.
Deffenbaugh said that wouldn't work, because the
county doesn't even collect its own parking tickets.
Bradenton collects only from repeat customers. If
someone has three or more tickets, his or her name is
sent to the state and the culprit can't renew a license tag
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Deffenbaugh said that would not be a solution for
Anna Maria, because there are not many repeat offenders.
Commissioner Bob Barlow asked City Attorney
Jim Dye about the legality of contracting with an out-
side firm.
"Parking fines are strictly an Anna Maria issue.
You are not tied into the state system," Dye said.
"You have no recourse if someone doesn't pay.
Can someone else collect? My gut reaction says, 'Why
not?'"
Dye said he'd look into the matter.
Commissioner Jay Hill questioned the manner in
which the agency would collect the tickets. "We don't
want people lurking in the alleyways," he said.
Hill said he'd like to look at the contract.
Commissioners tabled the parking ticket problem
pending further study.


Thornburg featured artist for Island Library


By Ann McGrath
Islander Reporter
Photography and prism color drawings by Jon A.
Thornburg of Holmes Beach are being shown during
November at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina
Drive.
Thornburg is a retired U. S. postal inspector. As a
charter member of the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Is-
land, Thornburg was treasurer of that organization for
two years and is currently co-director of the Artists
Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive.
For many years Thornburg has been an avid pho-
tographer. He became interested in drawing with prism
color pencils eight years ago after seeing a demonstra-
tion by Julie Stewart at a guild meeting. Stewart has
been Thornburg's mentor and his only instructor.
He chooses not to sell his original drawings, but
prints are available at the Artists Guild Gallery, the
Anna Maria Historical Society and the Rod & Reel
Pier, both in Anna Maria.
Thornburg draws historical landmarks on the Is-
'lard to preserve the images.


Jon Thornburg at work.

Jon Thornburg at work.


Geyer's 'Float-the-Boat'
Birthday party Saturday
Holmes Beach City Commissioner Pat
Geyer will be honored at a weekend birthday
party by the Anna Maria Island Privateers -
and she in turn will honor them with donations
in lieu of gifts.
The gregarious "Miss Duffy," proprietress
of Duffy's Tavern in Holmes Beach and a long-
time city official, will be celebrating 30 years in
business and an untold number of years on earth.
Her party is open to any and all of her friends
and admirers, which is why a large hall is
needed. It promises to be a "grand" affair.
It will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4,
at St. Bernard Catholic Church activities hall,
248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Music will
be by Reid Frost, with wine, Budweiser, hors
d'oeuvres and a raffle for Duffy's merchandise.
SThe Hon. Ms.. Geyer-has asked that in-
stead of gifts, her well-wishers make a dona-
tion to the "Pat Geyer Float-the-Boat Fund."
The money go to the Privateers to help pay for
construction of a new parade float-boat, re-
placing the one they've worn out over the
course of nearly 20 years.


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Funds raised at

Anna Maria event

remain mystery
By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
Promoters of the Anna Maria street festival held
Oct. 21 are still not telling how much money was raised
or to whom it will be donated.
Richard DeFrank and Jason Cimino organized the
Taste of Anna Maria. Cimino formed a non-profit cor-
poration, Celebrate Anna Maria Inc., to host the event.
Attorney Jay Hill, who is also a city commissioner,
filed papers in August incorporating Celebrate Anna
Maria. Cimino is named as president.
Last week, DeFrank said he is on the board of the
newly formed non-profit organization.
DeFrank would not say if Hill is on the board. Hill
also would not say if he is on the board.
No one would say how much money was raised by
the event that featured more than 50 vendors who each
paid $50 for their spaces in the festival or who
would benefit from the proceeds that Cimino said
would be donated to community agencies.
Budweiser provided beer and Publix provided
wine that was sold to raise additional funds. Food ven-
dors donated half their sales for the unnamed charity.
Cimino earlier said the funds raised would be do-
nated to Anna Maria Turtle Watch, the Anna Maria
Island Community Center and to Anna Maria Elemen-
tary School.
Several days after the festival, DeFrank said he had
"no clue" how much money was raised. He also said he
had "no clue" to whom the money would be donated.
This week, DeFrank is refusing comment.
Cimino, reached at his home, said he had to "get
the book" before he could comment. Further calls to
Cimino were not returned.
Commissioner Hill also did not return calls.
The Islander confirmed $1,000 checks dona-
tions from Celebrate Anna Maria were received by
Turtle Watch President Suzi Fox and the Anna Maria
Historical Society last week.


Code enforcement board takes training


Is the city's code book in synch with the
state's book? That was one question members of
the Anna Maria code enforcement board had for
City Attorney Jim Dye.
The board met last week to learn about its re-
sponsibilities with regard to serving on the board.
Board member Jim Callahan, who has served on
the board for more than a year, said he'd heard that
the code book was not in compliance with the state.
Dye said he'd heard that, too. He said he
thought the problems were fairly insignificant, but
he would look into it further. In any case, Dye said
he'd seen nothing in the book that would prevent
the board from taking action.
With barely a quorum present Luanne
Collins, Carol Ann Magill and Max Powers were
absent members Rick DeFrank, Jim Callahan
and Maynard Pinkham learned from Dye that they
must remain neutral and objective.
Dye told board members they are to arbitrate
disputes between the city's code enforcement of-
ficer and the property owner.
"You do not represent the city and you do not
represent the property owner," Dye said. "Your
job is to hear the evidence of both sides without
prejudice, and then render a decision based solely
on what you hear in this room.
"You have to pretend you don't know any-
thing that goes on in your city. You have to limit


Historical society gets $1,000
from Island organization
The Anna Maria Island Historical society has re-
ceived $1,000 from Celebrate Anna Maria Inc., the
society has announced.
The money was raised by the Art and Flavors of
the Island Festival Oct. 21 on Pine Avenue in Anna
Maria City. The donation will go into the society's
scholarship/building fund, spokesperson Carolyne
Norwood said.


your decisions to the codes and to what you hear at
the actual hearing."
If a dispute arises out of a code enforcement
board hearing, there can be an appeal, Dye said. "In
that case, the judge will look at three things in the
transcript of the ruling: Whether or not due process
was followed and whether the complainant was al-
lowed witnesses; whether or not the decision was
supported by comprehensive and substantive evi-
dence; and whether or not the correct law was ap-
plied."
Dye told the board, "The code enforcement
board is not an arena where you want to encourage
public input unless it is germane to the case."
Board members were also told they probably
wouldn't hear many cases, only those that the code
enforcement officer was unable to bring to agree-
ment with the property owner.
Callahan said he thought the board would hear
two types of cases: "I don't care about the codes, go
away and don't bother me," and cases where the
property owner had a legitimate question.
Dye said he agreed.
Callahan said if he were a property owner with
a legitimate problem involving the code enforce-
ment officer, he would never come before the board
without an attorney.
Callahan was elected to chair the board. Collins,
who was absent, was elected vice-chair.


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THE ISLANDER S NOV. 1, 2000 0 PAGE 9

Island Orchestra

opens season Nov. 12
Alfred Gershfield will conduct the Anna Maria
Island Orchestra & Chorus Sunday, Nov. 12, at 2 p.m.
in its first concert of the 2000-01 season.
Featured pieces include the early Mozart sym-
phony No. 9, Schubert's Mass in G and Cantata No. 51
by J.S. Bach.
The Orchestra & Chorus has five concerts planned
this season and all performances will be held at Island
Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
Chorus master is James Forssell.
In the first concert, Bach's cantata is a joyous
praise of God suitable for the Thanksgiving season and
is composed for a solo soprano voice with orchestra.
The featured soloist will be Diana Kaeding, a
graduate of the Boston University School of Music.
Kaeding has an extensive background as a soloist with
opera companies and oratorio societies in the U.S. and
Europe.
Also heard as soloists in the Schubert Mass will be
William Kelley, tenor, and Jay Kimpel, bass.
The Orchestra & Chorus also plans concerts for Dec.
17 featuring Handel's Messiah, part 1, and Hallelujah
Chorus, Feb. 4 will feature-music from Gluck, Beethoven,
Strauss and Kreisler with a special appearance by the
Sarasota Youth Opera Chorus, March 11 will be Messiah,
part 2 and 3 and April 22, their final performance, will
feature Handel, Haydn, Mahler and Bach.
All performances are held on Sundays at 2 p.m. at
Island Baptist Church.
Tickets are not required, but a donation of $10 is
suggested for each concert. For more information, call
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Reception Friday evening
for league's 'Touchy Feely'
A "Touchy Feely" exhibit at the Anna Maria Island
Art League will begin with a reception at 5:30 Friday,
Nov. 3, at the gallery, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes
Beach.
The exhibit is the work of ARTarget, an organiza-
tion of "cutting-edge" artists in Manatee and Sarasota
Counties, said league director Ginger White.
Juried by KK (K Kotovsky) and curated by Zoe
von Averkamp, the show will feature artworks that may
be touched and felt by patrons, White said. It will have
simulated textures, photography, paintings, videos,
digital works, fibers, sculptures, large outdoor pieces
everything textured to encourage touching.
The exhibition will run through November for
viewing during the gallery's regular hours, 8:45 a.m. to
2:30 p.m. Tuesday through Fridays. Further informa-
tion is available at 778-2099.

Meeting Friday will precede
Tree of Lights event
Nonprofit organizations and "individuals with cre-
ative community projects" are encouraged to attend a
meeting Friday, Nov. 3, that will help them benefit
from the Rotary Tree of Lights campaign.
Friday's meeting will be at 3 p.m. at the Island
Branch Library. There, those attending may register
with the Rotary Community Foundation of Anna Maria
Island Inc. and establish eligibility for funds raised by
the Rotary Club in its annual fundraiser.
The tree lighting ceremony will be Nov. 24 at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, where partici-
pants will display their charitable works. Merchandise
and services donated by Island merchants will be auc-
tioned off and individual donations will be taken.
Awards will be made at the Center Dec. 29. Further
information may be obtained from Rotary President
Ernest Kerr at 778-1934.
Writers meet Monday
The Gulf Coast Writers group will meet at 10:15
a.m. Monday, Nov. 6, at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Further informa-
tion may be obtained at 761-9036.
Anna Maria fall cleaning
scheduled for Saturday
Ready, set, clean out the garage! And then let the
city take away the flotsam and jetsam that's been
crowding your life.
Anna Maria City's annual fall cleanup will take
place Saturday, Nov. 4, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The only hitch is you have to haul unwanted goods
to the city hall parking lot and use the Spring Avenue
entrance. The city will send the trash to the county
landfill or to the appropriate recycling center with the
help of Waste Management.
No batteries, tires or paint will be accepted, but just
about anything else is fair game including old stoves,
refrigerators, air conditioners and whatever.
Yard waste must be separated from other trash.
For questions about the fall cleanup or recycling,
call city hall at 708-6130.

Free Health Fair scheduled
Appointments are being made now for free
osteopororis screenings at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center on Nov. 9.
Appointments for free screenings from 8 a.m. to 2
p.m. may be made with Sandee Pruett at 778-1908. Ap-
pointments also may be made with her for donating to
the Manatee Community Bloodmobile, which 'will be
there at the same time.
The screenings are in conjunction with a free Health
Fair at the Center from 9 a.m. to noon. Its offerings are
clear in the list of participants, Pruett said: Manatee Ear,
Nose and Throat; Manatee Eye Associates, Implant Re-
constructive Center; Better Hearing Seminar, Cortez Foot
and Ankle and Integrated Healing Arts.
Mini-seminars will continue through the morning
on the various health concerns, said Pruett.
The osteoporosis screenings will be performed in
a Manatee County Health Department mobile unit
parked at the Center.


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Hot stuff from Island sous chef
Ooh la la!'s sous chef, Ed Case, shows off his
Camayagua sauce, his entry in the Nov. 4 Fiery
Food Cook-Off in Palmetto.

Local/international sauce
competes for hot honor
A hot sauce concocted by a local chef and friend,
and cooked up by the pal's family in Honduras, is in the
running for honors in torrid competition this weekend.
It will be among many in a taste-off in the Fiery
Food Junction's second annual Fiery Food Cook-Off
and Pepper Eating Contest in Palmetto from 11 a.m. to
5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4.
The local entry is the product of Ed Case, sous chef
at Ooh La La restaurant, 5406 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, and friend Franco Torres. It is Torres' family mem-
bers who produce the Camayagua sauce in Honduras:
Case said the sauce includes cinnamon, nutmeg,
jalapeno peppers, vinegar and some delicacies they
aren't revealing 12 ingredients in all.
The partners aren't limiting their creativity: They
also produce spicy jellies of mango and tamarind.
Case's background is in food, coming to Ooh La
La from Southern Foods hotel food distributor, and
before that managing the catering department at the
University of Massachusetts Amherst. His wife Mary
Kate is a medical technologist working in the Bay Pines
Veterans Hospital's laboratory.
Torres, on the other hand, is an engineer. A gradu-
ate of Florida State University, he is doing engineering
testing and proving of controls of new automobiles for
Ford Motor Co.
Both the young entrepreneurs live in Bradenton.
Fiery Food Junction and Saturday's showdown are
at 3601 U.S. Highway 41 North in Palmetto.

Deadline Monday for fashion
show of woman's club
Reservations are necessary by Monday, Nov. 6, for
attending the third annual Holiday Fashion Show of the
Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island. Reservations
may be made at 778-2427 or 778-7865.
The show's theme will be "Celebrating the 2001
Birthday of the Millennium." It will begin at noon
Wednesday, Nov. 15, at El Conquistador County Club,
4350 El Conquistador Parkway, Bradenton.
The show is a major fundraiser for the club, a
spokesperson said. Admission is $25.
Modeling the latest styles from Irene's of Holmes
Beach will be Nina Compton, Sarah Maloney, Ginny
Smith, Priscilia Seewald, Margaret Art, Joann Driscoll,
Mary Jane Moore and Lillian Meyer.

Off Stage Ladies meet
The Off Stage Ladies, auxiliary of the Island Play-
ers, will have a luncheon meeting starting at 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 8, at the Bradenton Yacht Club, 4307
Snead Island Road, Palmetto.
Lee Chezarian will discuss the upcoming opera
season. Reservations may be made with Roberta
Barner at 761-1599.

















It's true. You're invited to Ooh La La! as
guests of The Islander newspaper and Chef/
Owner Damon Presswood on Nov. 15 at 5 p.m.
And for an hour or so, we'd like to charm you
with hors d'oeuvres and wine and pluck your
pockets for a grand cause!
The honored guests are Holmes Beach resi-
dents Charles and JoArin Lester, who for the
fourth year are putting up their money against
what the community raises dollar for dollar -
up to $25,000.
All the donors to last year's Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center challenge fund are in-
vited, and so is everyone else in the Island com-
munity.
Of course, there's a catch. It will cost you $20
at the door, with proceeds going toward the
Lester-Islander challenge, and we'll be asking for
more for the matching fund.
We're not making any bones about the fact that
we've invited you to this party to put a good feeling
in your heart and a touch on your checkbook.


Workshop to dig into trail plan
Manatee County and the National Park Service
have issued a joint invitation to outdoors enthusiasts to
participate in a greenways and blueways public work-
shop Thursday, Nov. 2.
Charlie Hunsicker of Manatee County said the
sponsors hope the workshop will be a significant con-
tributor to the Greenways and Blueways Trails
project's success.
He explained that greenways are linear parks in
both rural and urban areas and blueways are "paddling
trails" for canoeing or kayaking.
The workshop will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday
at the Kendrick Auditorium on the Manatee County
Fairgrounds at 1302 17th St. W. in Palmetto. Further
information may be obtained at 745-3727.

Action increases as season
begins at Island library
Activities are growing at the Island Branch Library
after the summer slack period, with the fall season be-
ginning and the rapid influx of winter residents.
Three artistic displays are scheduled during No-
vember: Special works by the Digital Fine Art Asso-
ciation, ceramic wall murals by Beverly Moore, and
photos and artworks by Jon Thornburg.
The schedule of activities for the month at the li-
brary, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach:
Monday, Nov. 6, 13, 20 and 27 8:30 a.m.,
classes in "Intro to the Internet," with reservations re-
quired either at the library or by telephone 778-6341.
Tuesday, Nov. 7, 14, 21 and 28 1 to 4 p.m.,
veterans service officer interviews client vets by ap-
pointment, phone 749-3030.
Tuesday, Nov. 14 3 p.m., Friends of the Island
Library present another in the popular series "Friends
Focus on Florida," featuring Daniel Beback, director of
the Mote Marine Laboratory Aquarium.
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 8, 15 and 29 -7 p.m., Fam-
ily Storytime.
Wednesday, Nov. 8 10:30 a.m., Friends of the
Island Library Book Club meeting and discussion.
Information, call 778-6341.


All-day 'Boat Smart' course
scheduled Saturday
Manatee Sail & Power Squadron will sponsor a
safe boating course, "Boat Smart," from 8 a.m. to 5:30
p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Bank of America class-
room at 700 Eighth Ave. W., Palmetto.
The course will satisfy Florida's requirement that
persons born after Sept. 30, 1980, have adequate train-
ing before they can operate a craft of 10 horsepower or
more. A $25 fee includes lunch and the materials used
in the course. Details may be obtained at 745-1793.


We want to kick off the challenge with dona-
tions and pledges so we're hoping to bribe you with
the favors of Ooh la la! to make "the touch" irre-
sistible.
When else have you been invited to a party
with a $20 door fee and the advance warning that
you'll be asked for more?
Last year, more than $40,000 was donated to
the challenge fund, all from individuals who obvi-
ously care enough to support an ever-lasting en-
dowment for the Center.
By pulling together with the community's
matching funds, we can raise a minimum $50,000.
And we'll show everyone what a great community
Anna Maria Island is.
If you can't attend, you can still help meet the
challenge. Mail your donation to the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, Lester-Islander Com-
munity Challenge, P.O. Box 253, Anna Maria, FL
34216.
The kids this generation and the next one -
will all thank you.


'Gardener's Journey' featured
Carolyn Powers will discuss "A Gardener's
Journey" at the Anna Maria Island Garden Club
meeting at 1 p.m., Nov. 8, at Roser Memorial
Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria.
Refreshments will be served and visitors are
welcome to attend.
For more information about the AMI Gar-
den Club, call Marguerite Carrick, 778-0256.

Qi gong classes to resume
at Community Center
Classes inqi gong exercise discipline will resume
Thursday, Nov. 2, at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, an-
nounced instructor Roy Bellas.
Qi gong "combines movement, meditation and
breath regulation to enhance the flow of vital energy
and help reduce fatigue, anger, depression and con-
flict," he said. Cost of $3 per session for members, $4
for non-members of the Center.
Another discipline, tai chi, meets Tuesdays from 9
to 10 a.m. with instructor Karen Fain. The fee is $60
for the eight-week course.
Reservations may be made for either course at 778-
1908.
New evening classes at Longboat
Key Center for the Arts
For the first time since its inception, the Longboat
Key Center for the Arts is offering the following
evening classes. The schedule is as follows:
Beginning Nov. 1, 7 to 9 p.m.
Jewelry Making with Sue Simon;
Social Dancing, taught by Dr. Nelson Neal, presi-
dent of the National Dance Association.
Beginning Nov. 7, 7 to 9 p.m.
Readers' Theater, Ann Roth and Jean Harrison.
Read comedy and drama, Chekov to Albee, Moliere to
Simon. Emphasis on enjoyment and creativity;
Introduction to Clay, Bruce Matten;
All Media, Mark Piers. This class will cover tech-
niques of water color, oil and drawing.
New instructors and classes have also been added
to the Center's growing faculty, including:
Drawing, 9 a.m.-noon, Thursdays, Mark Piers
Watercolor, 1-4 p.m., Tuesdays, Jim Tschirgi
Beading, 1-4 p.m., Thursdays, by Beads F.O.B.
Instructional classes are open to members of the
Center for the Arts and fees apply for all classes. Some
classes have supply fees. Non-members may attend a
class where space is available-one time only, per in-
structor.
Please call the Center at 383-2345 to register, for
information about classes or to join the Center.


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Oct. 21, 10010 Gulf Drive N., open door. A deputy
found the front and back doors of a business unlocked, but
nothing was disturbed, he said.
Oct. 21, 100 block of Oak Avenue, alarm. A deputy
responded to a call about a residence alarm and found the
house secure.

Bradenton Beach
Oct. 19, 1300 block of Gulf Drive South, leaving the
scene of an accident, reckless driving, driving with no
driver's license. A 19-year-old Bradenton man was ar-
rested and taken to jail for leaving the scene of an accident,
reckless driving, and driving with no driver's license. An
18-year-old Bradenton man was a passenger. An officer
observed the vehicle speeding past the Bridge Street in-
tersection at 5:19 a.m., and lost sight of the vehicle un-
til he reached the 1300 block of Gulf Drive, where he saw
dust and discovered the car had crashed. The victims were
not in the vehicle. A Longboat Key officer located the vic-
tims on the beach. The car belonged to the driver's older
brother, who said he didn't know his brother took it. The
driver told an officer he had been driving 125 mph.
Oct. 19,2400 block of Avenue C, burglary. A woman
told police that a white male, approximately 6 feet tall, 30-
35 years old with short hair and wearing a baseball cap,
entered her apartment and took items totaling over $850.
The burglar told the woman's roommate that she had
given him permission to enter and she hadn't, she said.
Oct. 19, 2100 block of Avenue 1, contempt of court.
A 31-year-old male from Bradenton Beach was arrested
at 12:40 a.m. on an outstanding warrant from Sarasota and
transported to the Manatee County Jail. The warrant was
discovered when an officer stopped a vehicle missing one
headlight.
Oct. 21, 600 block of Gulf Drive South, suspicious
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don't want to go." A vehicle was observed stopped on the
roadside for 30 to 45 seconds, and was seen speeding
away with the woman in the car reaching out the window,
screaming for help. An all-points-bulletin revealed no
suspects in the area.
Oct. 22, 200 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach, warrant.
An officer responded to the location at 1:38 a.m. where he
saw an unconscious, intoxicated male lying in the road-
way. The Sarasota man was wanted for a violation of pro-
bation warrant and was transported to jail.
Oct. 22, 2500 block of Gulf Drive North, possession
of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia. A 41-year-old
Bradenton Beach man was arrested at 3:31 a.m. after an
officer observed him hiding behind a street lamp and be-
came suspicious about a bag on the man's bicycle handle
bars. The suspect told the officer, "That's just my mari-
juana. I don't sell it or anything. I just smoke it because it
comes from God."
Oct. 23, Baywalk Park area of Leffis Key, found
property. An officer found a folded dollar bill with cocaine
inside it in a shrub at the Baywalk Park entrance.
Oct. 24, 400 Second St, N., manufacturing a con-
trolled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of
paraphernalia. Joshua Christina Hunter, 22, of Bradenton
Beach was arrested on drug charges. An officer received
a tip from an anonymous caller that a rental residence had
marijuana plants growing inside. The officer saw two, one
and one-half foot plants in flower pots by the window. The
officers said the suspect opened the door and said, "Are
you guys here for the marijuana plants?" The suspect said
the two-month-old plants were in the south window where
they could get sun. The officer searched the suspect and
found a baggie with .6 of a gram of marijuana.
Oct. 25, 200 block of 23rd Street North, burglary. A
man told police that tattoo equipment valued at $1,500
was stolen from his enclosed front porch. The door was
not locked.

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told an officer that a car followed him to his driveway. He
and the car's driver got into a fist fight in the street, the
man said. The man could not identify the car's driver.
Oct. 21, 3900 East Bay Dr., Publix, theft, shoplifting.
The manager called 911 after two men were observed
throwing unbagged groceries from a cart into the back of
a red pickup. The suspects, who wore bandanas on their
heads, had beards and mustaches. The driver of the pickup
was a clean-shaven white male, witnesses told police.
The manager went to the parking lot and told the men
to put the groceries back in the cart. They did as they were
told. The total amount recovered was $601.06, and con-
sisted of a variety of items including cold cuts, hot dogs,
deli items, frozen pizza, steak, ribs, bath soap, deodorant,
beef brisket, frozen pizza and diapers. The men left the
scene before police arrived. The red Nissan pickup is li-
censed to a Naples man. No suspects have been located.
Oct. 22,600 block of Manatee Avenue burglary from
a vehicle. A man reported that a wrench and socket set
valued at $110 and a $20 flashlight were taken from his
vehicle while it was parked at his home. The burglar got
in the vehicle through a pull-out rear window, which had
been left unlocked, police said.
Oct. 22, 2800 block of Avenue E, battery. A 42-year-
old man was arrested and taken to the Manatee County Jail
after he threw his girlfriend out of the apartment and threw
a flower pot that hit her in the back. The woman told po-
lice he became angry when she took his car keys. The
man was intoxicated, police said.
Oct. 23, 4255 Gulf Drive, Island Village, criminal
mischief. A person entered the men's locker room be-
tween 12 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. and punched a hole in the
wall, exposing the water pipes, the manager told police.
Oct. 25, 3248 E. Bay Drive, Walgreens, suspicious
incident. A 6-foot male with black hair tried to pick up a
prescription which had been called in illegally, the phar-
macist told police. When the pharmacist called to verify
the prescription with the doctor, she found it was not valid.
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'By the people' meaningless if they don't vote


By Don Maloney
Holmes Beach City Commissioner
A hundred and some years ago, Abraham Lincoln
called for the devotion of all Americans to see that gov-
ernment of the people, by the people and for the people
would not perish from the earth. Unfortunately, it ap-
pears that only "of the people" has survived.
If we are to have a government "by the people,"
then the people have to become more involved in gov-
ernment. More and more, that involvement doesn't
seem to be the case.
In the last election in Holmes Beach, for instance,
less than 18 percent of the registered voters visited the
polls; more than 82 percent stayed away. Still, 100
percent of the registered voters is being governed by
those of us elected by that minority and each of us
by only some of the 18 percent.
While I was pleased to be one of the winners, I was
disappointed that such a small portion of the electorate
cared about who would run their city's government. I
was anxious to find out why, so I took a little post-elec-
tion poll of my own. When I asked "Why?" the same
answer came up in one form or another every time:
"What difference would it make?"
In the years I've sat on the City Commission, it's
made a lot of difference. To name just a few, new bud-
gets were approved, capital expenditures for future
years have been planned, a new City Hall complex
built. Many ordinances and resolutions were voted for
and against. It did, indeed, make a difference.
While staying away from the polls endangers
chances of government "by the people," staying away
from commission meetings helps erase any chances of
government "for the people." At only a very few com-
mission meetings can I recall the chambers being
"standing room only."


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Tuesday's election more
than just presidential race
Islanders will have more than just federal, state
and county votes to cast come Tuesday there are
also local charter amendments on the ballot for elec-
tors in Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach.
Holmes Beach voters are asked if they are
willing to change the date of city elections from
the current second Tuesday in November to the
first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.
The change brings the city into compliance with
federal, state and county election practices.
The same issue is included in a host of char-
ter amendments in Bradenton Beach. Probably
the most controversial of the other amendments
is deletion of runoff elections for mayoral candi-
dates. The current charter calls for a mayoral run-
off election if no candidate receives more than 50
percent of the vote in the general election; the
change deletes the runoff provision.
The charter changes also accelerate when
candidates take office. Candidates currently are
sworn into office on the second Monday in De-
cember; the change would have them take office
on the second Monday following the election.
Polls open Nov. 7 at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.
Polling locations on the Island are identified on
each voter's identification card. Remember to
bring a photo ID when you vote.

But I do remember more than a few letters to the
editors from citizens objecting to one commission ac-
tion or another, actions that were taken at a meeting that


the letter writers didn't take time to attend to express
their opinions.
It's difficult to be sure that you're giving the folks
what they want if you have no idea what pleases them.
Not a single decision has been made by commission
until public opinion was invited invited, that is, at
commission meetings, not in letters to the editors.
Regular commission meetings are held on Tuesdays
- either morning or evening. At these "regular" meetings,
decisions are made, votes cast and ordinances and reso-
lutions are either approved or rejected. On an alternate
Tuesday each month, "work sessions" are held to discuss
subjects which could require commission action. The
public is welcome at all meetings. Agendas which you
can add to are available on the Friday afternoons be-
fore those meetings. The same goes on in other cities and
on other days all over Florida.
When citizens give up government "by the people" by
skipping elections, and then give up chances for govern-
ment "for the people" when they don't contribute any
thoughts to our commission discussions, then all that's left
is government "of the people." That wasn't enough in
Lincoln's time, and it's not enough now.
Those with the "What difference would it make?"
attitude that has kept them away from the polls should
reconsider the difference it has made because they stayed
away.
Another Election Day is dawning, an election that
will choose a president, state and federal representa-
tives, changes in Florida's Constitution, plus some lo-
cal decisions. Only you can decide how it all turns out.
I hope you've read up on it all and are ready to cast
your vote.
Only then can you make sure that government of
the people, by* the people, and for the people does not
perish at least from out little piece of the earth.

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PUBLIC NOTICE
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CLEAN UP

Saturday November 4 8 am 3 pm

at Anna Maria City Hall
Southside parking lot, Spring Avenue entrance Rain date Nov. 11
pLEASE^ Yard waste must be separated from other refuse.
fCMB Sorry, no batteries, tires or paint will be accepted at this clean-up.
SRemember... every Monday is recycle pick-up day in Anna Maria.
Please set your blue bin at the curb.

For any questions about recycling, call Commissioner Bob Barlow at 708-6130.






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Elementary

School Menu
Monday, Nov. 6
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Lunch: Corndog or Cheeseburger, Baked
Beans, Peaches, Ice Cream, Juice
Tuesday, Nov. 7
Breakfast: French Toast, Syrup, Cereal, Juice
S Lunch: Tacos or Burrito, Lettuce, Tomato,
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S Breakfast: Eggs, Toast, Cereal, Juice
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets or Breaded Pork
SPatty, Roll, Collard Greens, Applesauce, Juice
Thursday, Nov. 9
SBreakfast: Soft Pretzel, Cheese, Cereal, Juice
S Lunch: Spaghetti or Breaded Chicken Patty,
Roll, Green Beans, Pears, Fresh Fruit
Friday, Nov. 3
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice
Lunch: Cheese Pizza or Manager's Choice,
S Corn, Mixed Fruit, Peanut Butter Bar, Juice
All meals served with milk.




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fourth- and fifth-graders. Students set up booths and
sold items they made themselves such as baked
goods and beaded bracelets. Students used peacock
money earned in the classroom throughout the
school year to purchase products from each other.
Another mini-mall will be held in the spring.Pictured
above, Lauren Cappello from Anne Kinnan'sfifth
grade class sold one-of-a-kind paint creations.
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Beads, beads & more beads
Trina Rizzo leans in for a little help fastening the
beaded necklace she designed at the jewelry table at
the Island school's annual Fall Festival. Islander
Photos: Diana Bogan.


Pumpkin in a haystack
Waist deep in hay, Tierny Green takes a stab at
finding hidden pumpkins and vegetables gourds.


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Leapin' frogs Taking the plunge
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Secor, Megan Cook, Amber
Wright, Nicole Carbone, Kegan
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PAGE 16 M NOV. 1, 2000 M THE ISLANDER

Firefighters are getting involved with Island school


By Diana Bogan
Islander Correspondent
Students at Anna Maria Elementary School are learn-
ing about health and safety from firefighters at the West
Manatee Fire-Rescue Station No. 1 in Holmes Beach.
Fifth grade students in Joyce Ellis' class wrapped up
their unit on bones and blood with a visit to the firehouse.
West Manatee Engineer Chris Shepard, Firefighters Alan
Beck and James Leigh, and Emergency Medical Specialist
Sandi Castle gave students an overview of how they re-
spond to medical emergencies.
Students took a close look at the equipment used to
monitor heart rates, provide oxygen and transport victims.
After learning about the firefighters' jobs, students took
a tour of the firehouse for a full view of how these men
and women live "on the job."
Ellis is scheduling a follow-up workshop for her stu-
dents so they can learn some life-saving skills of their own.
The fire district has agreed to teach her students cardiop-
ulmonary resuscitation.

'Positive discipline solutions' to
be shared by parents
The Parent Support Group of the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center will have its inaugural meet-
ing from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, at the cen-
ter, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City.
Those interested may receive further information
and make reservations at 778-1908.


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Joyce Ellis'fifth-grade class. Volunteer patient Tyler Schneerer got more than he bargained for when
firefighters turned him over, demonstrating to his peers how securely strapped in he is.


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Calling all cheerleaders,
basketball players
The Anna Maria Island Community Center is
sponsoring a coeducational basketball league for boys
and girls age 5 to 16 years old.
Registration will be Thursday, Nov. 2, and Mon-
day, Nov. 6, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. both nights.
Cost is $35 for family members and $40 for non-
members with scholarships available to those who
qualify.
Mandatory tryouts are scheduled to be held at the
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, on Saturday,
Nov. 11. Tryouts start at 10 a.m. and go until 5 p.m.
Anyone interested in being a coach can sign up at
the Center from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Sat-
urday.
The cheerleading squads are for girls age 6 to 16
and registration is Thursday, Nov. 2, and Monday,
Nov. 6, from 6:30-8:30 a.m.
Girls are eligible to participate in both cheering and
basketball. Cost is $35 for members and $40 for non-
members. A bonus this year is a two-night cheerleading
camp on Nov. 9 and 11 for cheerleaders and coaches
hosted by the Manatee Wildcats.
Scott Dell of the Center reminds parents they do
not turn children away for lack of fees, with scholar-
ships offered to any who need assistance.
The soul of Europe in the heart of Longboat Key


Anna Maria Island Community
Center soccer schedule
Instructional League Age 5-7
Nov. 1 Sun vs. Island Animal Clinic
Bridge St. Pier & Cafe vs. The Bistros
Nov. 2 Bridge Street vs. Harry's
Oden-Hardy vs. Danziger
Nov. 7 Awards presentation at 6:30 p.m. in
Center gym.
First game at 6 p.m., second at 7 p.m.

Division III Age 8-9
Nov. 1 Spirit vs. Palm Tree Villas
Nov. 6 All-Star game at 6 p.m.
Nov. 7 Awards presentation at 7:30 p.m.
All games start at 6 p.m.

Division II Age 10-11
Nov. 1 LaPensee vs. Island Pest at 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 3 Island Real Estate vs. LaPensee at 6 p.m.
Nov. 6 All-Star game at 7 p.m.
Nov. 7 Awards presentation at 7:30 p.m.

Division I Age 12-14
Nov. 3 West Coast Refrigeration vs. Mr. Bones
Nov. 6 All-Star game at 8 p.m.
Nov. 7 Awards presentation at 7:30 p.m.
All games start at 7:30 p.m.


Carper, Phillips push LaPensee
past Island Real Estate
LaPensee Plumbing striker Spencer Carper pulled
off soccer's top scoring feat, a three-goal "hat trick"
early in the game and scored two more goals later. Alex
Phillips mopped up with his own hat trick for an 8-3
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THE ISLANDER E NOV. 1, 2000 E PAGE 17
Center soccer standings
Division I Age 12-14
Team Record Points
Air & Energy 8-0-1 25
Observer 4-4-0 12
WC Refrigeration 2-4-1 7
Mr. Bones 1-7-0 3


Division II Age 10-11
Island Real Estate
LaPensee
Island Pest Control
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Division III Age 8-9
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age 10-11 soccer.
Carper finished with five goals and Phillips tallied
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Woodson started the game with a clean shot to the
right corner for a 1-0 Real Estate lead and almost
scored again a minute later but for a knock-down save
by LaPensee's Tim Villars.
Carper tied the game with a powerful shot from the
right side of the goal into the left side of the net. He
gave LaPensee the lead it would not relinquish when
he stole the ball on the ensuing kickoff and dribbled
past two defenders to score and make it 2-1 LaPensee.
Carper did it again toward the end of the first half
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Sports Rap
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 17
with a rocket just inside the right pole.
Villars in goal made save after save by coming out
after the offense to stop shots or making diving stops
to shut down Island Real Estate.
In the second half, Phillips took charge as he
scored over the goalie's head to make it 4-1. Minutes
later he scored again, and then again on a beautiful
crossing shot that fooled the Island Real Estate goalie.
Phillips missed a fourth goal, but a rebound off the
goalie went to Carper, who sent it home.
Sato scored to bring it to 7-2. However, Carper
answered and the game was out of reach at 8-2.
Bryant ended the scoring with some nice fakes on
his run down field and a pooch shot that ended the
game with an 8-3 LaPensee win.

Felipe scores seven goals
in A&E tie with West Coast
Even seven goals by Air & Energy's Diego Felipe
wasn't enough to stop a relentless Daniel VanAndel,
who blasted in five goals, and Blake Tyre who had
four, as West Coast Refrigeration tied A&E 9-9 in Di-
vision I soccer action for players age 12-14.
Felipe dominated the Oct. 24 game as he has all
season. But it was Tyre and VanAndel who man-
handled the A&E defense as the pair consistently
dribbled past the opposition to score.
A&E was undefeated until West Coast ruined its
perfect season with the tie.
Felipe, who grew up about two hours south of Sao
Paulo, Brazil, and moved to the Island three months
ago, scored in the first 20 seconds of the game.
His next goal was bizarre.
Felipe had a throw in and launched it toward the
West Coast goal, arcing it over the goalies head for a
2-0 A&E lead.
It was a toss-up as to who scored the next A&E
goal. Logan Bystrom made a fine crossing pass as
Felipe was charging the goalie and the ball slipped past
the West Coast net man as Felipe tapped it in the net
for good measure. Score one for Bystrom, who also had
another goal late in the first half.
Felipe then stole the ball at midfield, ran by two
defenders and shot the ball in goal for a 4-0 A&E lead.
West Coast started its furious comeback when
VanAndel scooted one in, then West Coast goalie Kyle
Schweitzer stopped Felipe cold on his next drive with a
diving save inside the box, and then another and another.
VanAndel made it interesting with a goal for West
Coast until Felipe put another ball in net for a 5-2 leadjust
before half.
A&E goalie Max Gazzo then went to work, stopping
at least a half-dozen hard shots from Tyre and VanAndel.
Bystrom scored with a good right cross to put A&E
on top 6-2, but Tyre broke free just before the end of the
half and scored as A&E finished the half on top 6-3.
The second frame started out much like the first
with Felipe drilling one in from 35 yards away. Tyre
answered and the score was 7-4.
VanAndel broke free next and scored to bring West
Coast within two. On another breakaway, Tyre was
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Felipe scored again and A&E had West Coast 8-6.
VanAndel hit another one and the score was 8-7. Felipe
dribbled effortlessly through a maze of defenders to
give A&E what looked like an insurmountable lead
with less than three minutes to play.
But VanAndel scored and Tyre made it 9-9 when
he again faked out defenders and jammed the ball in the
net. Three seconds later the game ended and West
Coast players left the field hootin' and hollerin' after
tying the best in the league this year.
As Tyre put it afterward, "You thought you were
on the right side of the net when you were taking pic-
tures of Diego and you probably were. But we took
it to them tonight. It feels good."

Island Sharks up record to 7-6
The Island Sharks, Anna Maria Island's entry into
fall Little League, is off to 7-6 start.
The Sharks are made up primarily of players who
likely will be next spring's Island Little League All-
Star team and they're honing their skills by playing
other teams from Manatee National, American and
Central leagues.
Manager Evan Bordes said Matt McDonough is
the team's leading hitter at .483 and also one of the
better pitchers. Steve Faasse has been the ace of the
pitching staff. Greg Lowman, who's batting .333, has
two frozen-rope home runs and scored the game win-
ner Oct. 28 on a McDonough hit.
"He pitched awesome the other night," Bordes
said. "When he's on, nobody will hit him. He has a
good fastball and a changeup and he throws them with
good location. Tyler Schneerer and Patrick Cole have
pitched real well. We're starting to come on now with
three wins in a row. This fall ball is going to make them
much better players when they start spring Little
League on the Island."
All games are played at G.T. Bray Park's Little
League fields in Bradenton. For information on game
times, call Bordes at 778-3337.
Bordes, president of Island Little League, said any-
one interested in coaching Little League in the spring
needs to call him soon.
There are a number of coaching clinics planned
and they will held over the next three months. A par-
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Fall-ball minor team running away from
competition
Anna Maria Island's minor division team has
shown some hot bats and aggressive base running in
posting a 9-2 record in fall Little League play.
"We're not supposed to keep scores or records
because it's an instructional league, but we're doing it
anyway," Coach Lori Guerin said. "It's about pride. I
have four kids from AA pitching league. Miles
Hostetler, Justin Dearlove, Garrett Secor and Kenny
Burns. It's been good for them because they're learn-
ing how to.hit pitching and steal bases. They like the
idea of stealing bases. The first time we told the kids
to go, they took off. They're having a ball with it. Jus-
tin we call the jet because he's as fast anyone out there
and he's a year younger than most of the players.
"Miles I call Mighty Miles because he'll play any
position and play it well. And he has such a great atti-
tude."
The rest of the team includes Tanner Pelkey, Ryan
Guerin, Tyler Fitzgerald, Mark Whitley, Chris Waiters,
Matt Shafer, Shawn Culhane from AAA.
"I'm the manager, Tammy Fitzgerald is the coach
and she's pregnant and Mark, my husband, helps out,"
Guerin said. "The other coaches snicker when women
coaches come out. Then we beat them pretty good and
they don't snicker.
"What's great about it is that the kids are honing
their skills and they're working on strategy. They're
not just playing the game anymore. They're thinking
about the game and what they're going to do next with
the ball. It's exactly what this league is all about."

Horseshoe winners
Winners in the Oct. 28 horseshoe games were Herb
Heesch of Dunnellon and Tina Skoloda of Anna Maria.
Runners-up were Judie Heesch of Dunnellon and Bill
Starrett of Anna Maria.
Winners in the Oct. 25 games were Herb Heesch
and Carole Watson of England. Runners-up were Judie
Heesch and Starrett.
The weekly contests get under way at 9 a.m. every
Wednesday and Saturday at Anna Maria City Hall
Park, 10005 Gulf Drive.


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Kingfish in numbers off Pinellas, headed this way


By Capt. David Futch
Pinellas County fishing guides reported kingfish
from 15 to 25 pounds were off Tarpon Springs in great
numbers and they were catching them pretty regular.
That means they should be off Anna Maria Island by
the time anglers read this fishing report.
If you can get out this week, it'll probably be a
good time to go.
Sue Morrison said she had a rough week offshore
while fishing with Capt. Ryan Hackney aboard the
Neva-Miss.
"We got out about halfway to where we intended to
go and it was white-capping so we stopped," Morrison
said. "We still caught a bunch of Spanish mackerel, bonita
and gag grouper on pinfish, all in 40 to 50 feet of water. I
had one fish drag me around the boat on my knees. I got
beat up pretty bad. We had a king, but a barracuda bit it
in half and then I caught a big nurse shark."
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the DeeJay II out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said a stationary high-
pressure system has created a static weather pattern
with never-ending nor'east winds.
"It's made the overall action lackluster," Zach said.
"But if you work real hard, you can nail some nice trout
to 22 inches, redfish to 28 inches and some undersized
snook. Scattered hefty bluefish and mackerel are in the
bay. A few pompano are coming in. Conditions off-
shore are rough and yielding below average action."
Zach said a blow from the north or the south would
be welcome and the fish should turn on.
Capt. Sam Kimball on the Legend out of Annie's
said prior to the recent nor'easters he caught a box full of
gag grouper in 50 to 90 feet of water. He also picked up
mangrove snapper to 5 pounds and several large mackerel.
As soon as the wind eases up, fishing will get better.
Capt. Tom Chaya on Dolphin Dreams in Holmes
Beach said he averaged 30 snook a day last week.
"And we had a few more keepers than we had in
the past few weeks," Chaya said. "We caught some
redfish, but they're still scattered. They're fun. They're
like bulldogs."
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said folks are
catching drum, pompano, small snook, a few redfish
and some flounder, but nothing in great abundance.
There are a lot of sharks around the pier, he added.
Carl Shaner at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle
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at Island Discount Tackle's annual fishing college
held at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
Islander Photo: David Futch
"Nobody's been able to get offshore," Shaner said.
"They go out there and they come right back in.
"We did have something different happen over
here at Perico Harbor Marina. Mike Turbin, a boatlift
operator, caught two juvenile jewfish about 18 inches
long off the dock. That's unusual."
Shaner said wade fishermen are catching some
snook when they can get on the lee side of mangrove
islands. They've also been picking up some decent
flounder to 20 inches in Palma Sola Bay."
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said ev-
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single week now as the water gets colder."
If you missed Island Discount Tackle's fishing
school at the Anna Maria Island Community Center
Oct. 25-26, you missed a chance to hear two of the
area's charter captains divulge some of their secrets.
Offshore specialist Capt. Roy Salgado and inshore
wizard Capt. Zach Zacharias gave their classes some
invaluable tips. When the Center schedules this again,
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Capt. Steve Salgado on the Compleat Angler
said he's had some decent catches of snook and trout,
but he's itching for the kingfish to get here.
"Kingfish are showing up and there are some nice
mackerel off the beach.
"I talked to some buddies who are charterboat
guides in Tarpon Springs and they said they're catch-
ing 15- to 25-pound kingfish on a regular basis right off
the beach up there," Salgado said. "That means our run
is only four or five days away."
Salgado called back two days later and said the
kings are in and that he and some customers caught
them from 10 to 30 pounds, with a lot of 20 pounders
on 12-pound test line.
He said they're in the mud line about a mile off-
shore.
Capt. Roy Salgado on the Grand Slam said the
kingfish are here and gag grouper fishing continues to
be good.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip Tide charterboat
in Holmes Beach said gag grouper are biting between
10 and 20 miles out, but the red grouper seem to be
thinning out. Mackerel are thick and big and kingfish
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Tales of sunken treasure abound at Sea Hagg


For more than 300 years, the great Spanish treasure
galleons laden with gold from New World mines sailed
through the Florida Straits.
The precious cargo filled the coffers of the King of
Spain and the route came to be known as the "Spanish
Main." For three decades, adventurer Capt. Carl Fismer
has explored the bones of these great ships as they rest in
their watery graves and now he is bringing his collection
of sunken treasures to Cortez.
Sea Hagg Nauticals and Antiques, 12304 Cortez Rd.
W., Cortez, will bring Fismer and his booty to town Sat-
urday, Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Nov.
5, from noon to 4 p.m.
This is your chance to see rare treasures from the
Spanish fleets, including the Atocha, discovered by Mel
Fisher, Concepcion, Andrea Doria, Admiral Gardner and
the Taj Mahal treasure ships.


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yourself- from Sea Hagg's free drawing for a "piece of
eight." Entertainment will include pirate songs, Key West
music and the Anna Maria Island Privateers be sure to
join the fun.

Seamanship classes start
Classes in boating skills and seamanship will
be conducted by Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 81
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The seven sessions will be on consecutive
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Marilyn Trevethan
Realtor


9915 Manatee Ave.......... $1,495,000
812 North Bay Bhd ......... $879,900
310 Pine Ave................. $294,500
3234 East Bay Drive ...NEW $82,000

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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.
RESTAURANT CHAIRS for sale. Banquet-style,
stack chairs, upholstered, $5 each for up to 50 chairs.
Call Chef/Owner Damon Presswood at Ooh La La!:
778-5320.
COMPUTER EQUIPMENT for sale. All Macintosh
-products. 20-inch Apple color monitor, Power Mac
7100/66 hard drive. UMax Scanner. Pioneer Cd-Rom
carousel changer. Two portable zip drives, one Jazz
drive. Discs for each. 778-1102.
LARGE WOOD BAKER'S cabinet. Holds full-size
sheet pans. Glass doors on top, sliding wood doors
on bottom with shelves for storage. Good shape.
Needs paint or decoration. 778-1102.


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NORTHWEST BRADENTON.
Split plan 3BR/2BA home only min-
utes to the boat ramp. Carpet and ce-
ramic tile throughout. Privacy fenced
backyard and extra large two-car ga-
rage. Close to schools and shopping.
$139,900. IB45122.
PEACEFUL VIEW Lakeview from
this 3BR/2BA home. Large open
rooms include a den and family
room. Deck, fireplace and separate
mother-in-law apartment. $180,000.
IB45903.


KEY WEST STYLE Views of the bay
and Skyway from this turnkey furnished
3BR/2.5BA home in Anna Maria. Open
atmosphere with vaulted ceilings. Pool,
skylights and deck. $369,900. IB25505.
ENTERTAIN Around the wonderful
pool area caged and heated. Tastefully
turnkey furnished 2-3BR/2BA Key
Royale Home. Dock and davits just add
to the amenities. $399,000. IB70783.


LOOKING FOR A GREAT VALUE?
Bay view 2BR/2BA turnkey furnished end unit. Heated
pool and fishing pier. Steps to the beach. $149,900. Ken
Richards, 751-1155. IB70903.
Village Green pool home, exceptional 2BR/2BA, in lush
tropical setting. $145,900. Denise Langlois, TOP
LISTING AND SELLING AGENT FOR SEPTEMBER,
751-1155. IB70328.

5350 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
(941) 778-0766 (877) 924-9001
Visit our website at www.ArvidaRealty.com


KENWOOD STACK STEREO, large Pioneer speak-
ers, Gerard turntable, AM/FM amplified receiver, cas-
sette player, wood and glass case. $159. 778-7449.
COMPLETE PENTIUM 133MHZ computer system with
guarantee. Free intemet, $500 in free new software. Color
monitor. $299.99 with computer lessons. 383-5372.
DINING ROOM TABLE, four cloth swivel chairs like
new. Two old painted chest of drawers. Two
children's chairs convert to bed. 778-6726
MATTRESS/BOX SPRING, Queen like new,
Haverty's "Piccaso" $160. Also, rollaway single bed,
used three times $60. 778-6546.


CLEAN OUT TWO GENERATIONS: Tools, fishing,
garden, years of linens, glass, china you name it.
Come to garage, then through lanai. 612 Baronet
Lane, Key Royale, Holmes Beach.
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels in The Islander,
778-7978.

L ; I Serving the Island from the
same location since 1970.
6101 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach

Thanks for helping Nick achieve
his 52nd sale and/or listing!
616 Emerald Lane 603 Baronet
621 Foxworth Lane 634 Dundee Lane
618 North Point Drive 657 Key Royale Drive
616 Hampshire Lane 607 Emerald Lane

Nick Patsios has
21 years proven results
Your neighbor in Key Royale, North Point Harbor, Bay Palms


Homes That "Talk" Sell Faster

941 778-6066
800 865-0800
Nick@Nite 941 778-4642
www.islandreal.com


Nick Patsios
Broker/Realtor


LOTS OF POTENTIAL
and ONLY 500 FT. TO BEACH!
Refurbished home includes greatroom design plus
private apartment for guests or rental income. Beau-
tifully landscaped lot is 95 by 131 ft. on lovely
Holmes Beach street with several new homes!
Room for pool and/or expansion. Asking $575,000.



Since
1957
MARIE z LIC. REAL ESTATE
FRANKLIN REALTY BROKER
"We ARE the Island."
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250


ESTATE SALE THURSDAY Nov. 2, 9am-2pm.
Matched sofa and love seat, queen bed set (no bed-
ding), very nice patio set, two coffee and end tables,
leather chair, wicker sofa bed, chair/hassock set,
credenza, bar chairs, ladies and men's clothes, lin-
ens and kitchenware. 512 Hornblower, Longboat
Key. Sale by Julie McClure. Julie1944@aol.com
SALE FRIDAY and Saturday, November 3-4, 8am-
2pm. Furniture, appliances and lots more. Miscella-
neous items. Must sell everything. 813 North Shore
Drive, Anna Maria.
ROSER GUILD THRIFT SHOP open Tuesday,
Thursday, 9:30am-2pm, Saturdays 9am-12pm. Al-
ways 50% off rack. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.


LOST TWO CATS, both large males. One orange
tiger, one black. 80th Street, Holmes Beach. 778-
1916, 778-5312.


CRITTER SITTER Six years in pet care, 21 years as
an Island resident. Tender loving care for your pets
with in-home visits. 778-6000.
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We're in need of properties
to sell and to manage.
If your property isn't getting the
attention it deserves or the income
you expect please call us.
We're friendly but we're serious!


Ann (Harmon) Caron
LIC. Real Estate Broker
Accredited Residential Manager
12 years of Anna Maria
Island Experience
3001 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach
941 778-6849 800 778-9599
Fax: 941 779-1750
anncaron @ ix.netcom.com
www.islandvacationproperties.com


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DON'T MISS THIS! Beautiful 4BR/2BA PANORAMIC VIEWS! 4BR/3BA, pool,
totally renovated. $229,500. boat dock. $589,000.


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Richard Freeman,
Realtor
778-6066
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Adorable 2BR/2BA downstairs unit located on the
beach Call Gayle Schulz for details,778-0770.

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


STEPS TO BEACH! Luxurious 3BR/3BA
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1990 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL, low mileage,
loaded, excellent condition. $5,900. 778-0393.
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels in The Islander,
778-7978.


OFFSHORE CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Glenn
Corder aboard Deep South. Half & full day. For in-
formation call 778-1203 or mobile 713-5900.
11 FOOT. INFLATABLE. three HP Gamefisher out-
board, very low hours. Plus oars, pump, anchor, life
jackets. $300. 778-4154.
DOCKS OR LAND space with private launch ramp
available for trailerable boats at Capt. John's 792-2620.
MUST SELL to settle estate 19 -foot 1991 Glasport,
4.3 Mercury I/0-fiberglass hull. Needs work. Asking
$450. Call 391-5136.
1987 ALBIN 34-foot M.Y., diesel thruster, flybridge,
excellent condition; 45-foot Hatteras Sportfish 1972,
Detroits, updated 1994, Majored, awgriped, dinghy.
Great boat, 129K! Phoenix 38 foot Sportfish 3208
Cats, fully rigged 159K! More 228-3489 Dave.


PROPERTY MANAGEMENT position in local real
estate office. Real estate license required. Send re-
sume to P.O. Box 814, Anna Maria, FL 34216.
REAL ESTATE ASSOCIATES Here's your chance
to have it your way. Join our small yet busy office.
Contract for office space or work on a commission
basis. You decide. All calls confidential. Call Robin
at Gulf- Bay Realty 778-7244.
CARPENTER OR HELPER experienced with own
tools and transportation. Dependable. Local work on
Anna Maria and NW Bradenton only. Steady work.
Rick Lease, Sabal Palm Carpentry 795-7359.


HISTORIC ANNA MARIA HOME REDUCED!
415 SPRING: The Clay House is back on the market and this
time the owner is very serious about selling. The Clay House is
a 3BR/2BA with a single carport and sits on one and one-half
lots measuring 78 X 145. Built in 1910 (see above photo), 1954
and 1994. Asking 1997 price of $249000 Reduced to 208,999.
The lowest priced home in Anna Maria.
Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, FI 34216
Phone & Fax: (941)778-1222
E-Mail: dougdowling@earthlink.net
www.dougdowling.com


RECEPTIONIST. Good opportunity for someone
who wants a part time job in a pleasant environment.
Must be dependable, have office skills and be ca-
pable of working on your own. Weekends and eve-
nings. good wages, paid vacation, health insurance
available. Apply at Bluewater Beach Club, 6306 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach.
SEASON IS HERE now hiring cooks, waitstaff, dish-
washers, bus persons. AM/PM hours. Contact Bar-
bara at Nosh-A-Rye, 23 Avenue of Flowers,
Longboat Key. 387-9300.
PART-TIME HOUSEKEEPING position. Small resort
in Holmes Beach is looking for an experienced
housekeeper. Requires weekend work. $9/hour. If
interested call 778-1010.
PART-TIME office help. Good organizational skills,
experience with Quicken and some Excel. Call
Robin, Gulf-Bay Realty 778-7244.
MAN FRIDAY NEEDED. Mechanically handy, general
knowledge of ground care and odd jobs around rental
properties. Must be honest, in good health and depend-
able. Call T.H. Cole, 779-1213, for an interview.
NOW HIRING ALL POSITIONS, apply 9am to 5pm,
7020 Cortez Rd. W., Polynesian Paradise Restaurant.
RECEPTIONIST/CLERK West Manatee Fire Res-
cue is accepting applications for full-time reception-
ist/clerk. Skill requirements are proficiency with
phone system, paging, radio systems, effective com-
munication and organizational skills, strong com-
puter skills and a desire to serve the public in a busy
government agency. Starting salary is $9.84 per
hour in addition to a good benefit package. Applica-
tions are available at 6001 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, and are due in by 4 p.m. on 11/15/00. The
West Manatee Fire Rescue District is a drug-free
workplace. For further information call Mary
Stephens at (941)741-3900.


"WALK WITH ME..."
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MAKE THE RIGHT

MOVE WITH MARILYN


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Three Year New Community of Fine Homes
* No Bridges to the Mainland Two Miles to Gulf
Yard Maintenance and Club Activities
* 3BR/2BA pool home, lagoon......... $249,900
many upgrades. 11434 Perico Isles Circle
* 3BR/2.5BA. i ......... $247,000
11332 Perico Is OL_
* 3BR/2.5BA. Lakeside pool home..... $248,000
11319 Perico Isles Circle


Call Marilyn Trevethan,
Realtor at 778-6066
Evenings: 792-8477

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PART-TIME HELP wanted to take care of gardens
at Key Royale Club. 20 hours a week, $7/hour. Call
John 778-4598.
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.
FINE DINING SERVERS needed at Ooh la la! Break-
fast, lunch and dinner. Call Chef Damon, 778-5320.


NURSES AIDE/COMPANION, long-time Island
caregiver with excellent references available for em-
ployment. Six years with present client. Call 778-4192.


MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, mulching, trim-
ming, clean-up, edgings, and more. Hard-working and
responsible. Excellent references. Edward 778-3222.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.
LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Available
evening, weekend. For any computer needs-hardware,
software, network, commercial, private. Call 778-8473.
TREE SERVICE Topping, trimming, shaping, remov-
als. Trim palm trees. Call Phil Brewer Tree Service,
746-6678 or pager 252-3300.
HUSBAND FOR A DAY Odd jobs, even jobs, no jobs
to small. Licensed and insured. 778-2784.
WALL & CEILING REPAIR Water damaged drywall,
hand and spray texture, professional painting. Reli-
able over 20 years experience. Fred 752-7758, cell
545-6141.


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CANALFRONT. Impeccable 2BR/2BA home with
vaulted ceilings, spacious open plan, dream
kitchen, seawalled lot with dock and boat lift.
$420,000. DIAL THE DUNCANS! Judy or Marion
778-1589 eves.


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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Sandy's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
Seq We Monitor Irrigation Systems
service INSURED* GUARANTEED LOWEST
778.1345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
I I IEstablished in 1983.

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


Paradise Improvements 778-4173
.. Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
l--. Replacement Doors and Windows
'-a Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
Lic#CBC056755



Water Damaged Drywall Hand & Spray Texture
PROFESSIONAL PAINTING
Clean, Honest, Reliable More than 20-years experience
= Fred 752-7758 Cellular 545-6141 *


Drywall Ceiling Repair
Custom Wall Finishing Interior/Exterior
25 Yrs Experience Cell 650-7871 Eves 778-9506



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Dries Fast! In hours ... not days!
CALL 778-2882


A TO Z INTERIOR FINISHING
Painting I Kenny Smith
Custom Finishes John Kreiter
Texturing 941-792-4761
Trim Installation 941-730-6422
Door Hanging + Free Estimates
Cabinet Installation 50-Years Total
Ceramic Tiling Experience
Light Remodeling State Registered
Repairs Partnership


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IWATrI'IEIN(G RISSTRICTIONS
Rules in effect for Manatee County:
> Lawn and landscape watering is limited to
one day a week.
> Addresses ending in even numbers (or A -
M): Tuesday.
> Addresses ending in odd numbers (or N -
Z): Sunday.
>- Irrigation not allowed from 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. Irrigation with treated waste water allowed
any time.)
> Owners can wash their vehicles anytime as
long as they use a hand-held hose with a shut-
off nozzle. (Pull the car on the lawn to wash!)
> Rinsing boats and flushing of boat motors is
allowed for ten minutes daily.
Hand-watering of plants, NOT LAWNS, is
permitted any day.
Questions or comments? Call the South-
west Florida Water Management District
(Swiftmud) toll-free: 1-800-423-1476.
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ISANDERCASSFIDS
SERVICES Continue 1 HOEIMRV ENI


JACK-OF-ALL-TRADES handyman. Free estimates!
Carpentry, electric, plumbing, roofing, masonry, re-
pairs and pressure washing. Call Jack at 721-1958.

MR. BILL'S HOME REPAIR/maintenance service.
Over 30 years experience, self-employed in
construction trades. "I'm handy to have around."
778-1022.

WALL & CEILING REPAIR. Drywall, texture, paint,
tiling, all handyman work. Call Fred, Monday-Satur-
day 10am-6pm at 752-7758 or mobile 545-6141.
QUALITY CARPENTRY and repairs. Call 795-1947.
SCREENS, WINDOWS AND REPAIR. Board ups
and hurricane panels. Call Greg Gettinger Glass
725-1257 or 736-5718.

PUT YOUR HOUSEWORK in our hands! All phases
of residential and commercial cleaning. Free esti-
mates and all work guaranteed. Call Laureen or John
at "L & J Supreme Klean" 753-6843.

CLEAN WINDOWS Wouldn't that be nice? I'll
make your glass gleam! Local, licensed, insured.
725-0399.

ALOHA SNOWBIRDS Island Pressure Cleaning's
thorough washdown removes mildew, dirt and
summer's salt from your winter residence, decks and
roof. 778-0944.

JADES CLEANING 18-years experience. Island
only, very thorough. Contact Ruth Howle 761-3053/
home, 228-0862/cell.
CLEANING GAL residential weekly, bi-weekly. Expe-
rienced, professional, attention paid to detail. 779-
2625 or 792-4712. Local references available.

HAVING A MAC ATTACK? Call for help with Mac or
PC. Training, internet, hardware selection and instal-
lation. Call Ed, 778-2553
WANTED GUITAR TEACHER for bright 11 year old.
Also looking for part-time. kid sitter.. 778-7456.
WHAT'S FOR DINNER? Tired of cooking? Let us
shop and cook for you in your home! Packages, one-
time options, special occasions, holidays. Two Chefs
Personal Chef Services 778-4532
"HANDY ANTHONY" Jack of Most Trades! 20-year
Island resident. Painting, masonry, plumbing/electri-
cal repairs. Installation of floors, windows, cabinets.
778-6000
NEED A NEW FENCE? We do all kinds at reason-
able prices. Please call for your free estimate. 778-
1098.


JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE Resi-
dential/commercial, full-service maintenance, land-
scaping installation, clean-ups, tree trimming, ponds,
native plants, butterfly gardens. Excellent references.
778-5294.

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

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

DEPENDABLE LAWN CARE Reasonable rates, free
estimates. Call Jason 761-4547.


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

SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $27 a yard. Haul-
ing: all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free
estimates. Call Larry at 779-1529.

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


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

JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. In-house plan designs. State licensed
and insured. Many Island references. 778-2993. Lic#
CRC 035261.

INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vi-
nyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free.esti-
mates. Thirty-four year Island resident. Call Jim
Bickal at 778-1730.

CHRISTIES PLUMBING Island and off-Island service
since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free
estimates, no overtime charges. Now certifying
backflow at water meters. (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.

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.

CARL V. JOHNSON JR. Building Contractor. New
homes, renovations, additions and design service.
Free estimates and fair prices. Time and materials or
contract. Let me save you $$$. Lic#RR0066450. Call
795-1947.
B&D SEAMLESS aluminum gutters, five or six inch
available. Insured, free estimates. Dean Guth, owner
and operator, 729-0619.
ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodel-
ing, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths.
Free estimates. Lic#RC0045125, #RG0058589,
#PE0020374. Insured. Call 720-0794.
WINDOW SHADES. BLINDS, shutters and more by
Hunter Douglas and other major manufacturers. Life-
time warranty. Call Island resident Keith Barnett for
a free in-home consultation. Many Island references,
15 yrs. experience. 941-778-3526 or 730-0516.
THE ANSWER TO your home improvement needs.
Painting, custom finishes, texturing, trim. Door hang-
ing, cabinet installations, ceramic tiling, light remod-
eling and repairs. Call A to Z Interior Finishings 941-
792-4761.


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WATERFRONT COTTAGE with dock. Turnkey fur-
nished, beautiful view, breezy quiet area. No pets/
smoking. Priced from $700 month, $350 week. 941-
794-5980. www.divefish.com.

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

BEACH RENTALS: Private beach, walk to every-
thing, new kitchens. Bikes, grills, chairs. $375 to
$675 week, $995 to $1,950 month. Phone 778-4523
or 1-800-977-0803.

2BR DUPLEX ON Anna Maria Island near Commu-
nity Center. Annual lease $750 mo. First, last, secu-
rity. 792-8817.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA apartment. Good loca-
tion. Annual. First, last, security. $700 mo. 795-7805.
VACATION RENTALS: 2BR apartments across form
beautiful beach, $350 per week. Fall and winter dates
available. Almost Beach Apartments 778-2374.
SEASONAL RENTALS 2BR/2BA furnished on canal.
401 28th St., Holmes Beach. $2800, January 2001;
3BR/2BA Jan., Feb., March. #21 North Beach Village.
$2,800 per month. Excalibur Realty, Inc. 792-5566.
PANORAMIC VIEW of 3 bridges from every room. 1
and 2 bedrooms, fully furnished, ground floor, small
quiet complex. No smoking/pets. Steps to beach. Avail-
able now thru Dec. and season. 778-7107.
FALL ACCOMMODATIONS SPECIAL. Efficiency
(cooking) units. One person $200/week; Two people
$250/week. $25 deposit. Larger units available. Ends
Dec. 15. Haley's Motel, 8102 Gulf Drive. 778-5405.
ANNUAL RENTAL Spacious 2BR/2BA unfurnished
canal home. Beautiful view of Anna Maria Sound!
First, last and $500 security. No pets. $1100/mo.
plus utilities. Anna Maria Realty 778-2259.
AUTUMN SPECIAL 1BR/2BA fully equipped apart-
ment, steps to beach, Anna Maria Island. Pets wel-
come. $298/week, $998/month. 778-1098.
AVAILABLE NOV. 1. Six months preferred, 2BR/
1BA,.2 1/2 blocks to Gulf. Furnished, small dog con-
sidered. Holmes Beach. 778-2891.
HOLMES BEACH LAKEFRONT elevated duplex.
2BR/2BA, nicely furnished, covered parking, lanai
and deck. Annual $850/month, three months $1,700/
month. All amenities 952-1592.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA elevated duplex unfurnished. All
amenities, lanai, quiet, covered parking, small pet.
$800, first, last, security. 952-1592.-
ANNUAL RENTALS! 2BR/2BA Anna Maria, close to
beach, dishwasher, open courtyard, just painted
$700/month; 2BR/1BA Holmes Beach, steps to
beach, W/D hook-up $825/month. No pets. Call Fran
Maxon Real Estate 778-2307.
SEASONAL 1 BR/1 BA duplex, furnished down to the
towels. Available Dec. $1,000. Jan., Feb., March
$1,400/month. 746-0491.


PET FRIENDLY furnished 1 BR across from the Gulf
beach. Available starting in March. Wheelchair ac-
cessible. 778-2940, fax 778-3152.
PERICO BAY CLUB preseason $1,100/monthly,
Season $2,500-$2,800/monthly. Water views, act
now. Real Estate Mart 756-1090.
ANNUAL RENTAL new 3BR/2BA "high-tech" unit
nearing completion. Pool, garage and many other
extras within walking distance to the beach. $1,500
per month. Call Jeff Kenrick at Marina Pointe Realty
713-5478.
SEASONAL RENTAL available January, February,
March 2001. 2BR/2BA on a beautiful canal lot in
Holmes Beach. Call Jeff Kenrick at Marina Pointe
Realty, 713-5478.
GULFFRONT SEASONAL RENTAL 2BR updated
available. November, December, January, April. 778-
4548. $3,850/month.
CANALFRONT RENTAL for season with 3BR/2BA,
one-car garage, one block from beach. Large enter-
tainment room with bar. Completely furnished, one
story. Available November. May. No smoking, pon-
toon boat available. $3,500/month. 683-4703 or 688-
9281.
BAYFRONT COTTAGE in Bradenton Beach. 2BR/
1 BA quiet alleyway. Great view. $1,300/month. Mike
Norman Realty, 778-6696.
ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/2BA completely remodeled
interior. Spacious layout across from water. $1,550
per month. 142 Crescent, Call Bob 813-839-3800
ROOMMATE WANTED to share 2/BR bedroom
condo. $400 per month. Walk to beach. 778-9748
ROOMMATE WANTED mature, employed, automo-
bile, quiet, clean. No drugs, alcohol, smoking or pets.
References checked. 125 per week. Holmes Beach
778-4192.
HURRY: WON'T LAST LONG. 2BR/2BA townhouse
condo, Gulfviews, available January-February,
March. $2,500/month. Call Robin at Gulf-Bay Realty,
778-7244.
DUE TO CANCELLATION: Available November.,
December. 2000, Holmes Beach, 2BR/1BA. Com-
pletely furnished, elevated house, five minutes to the
beach. No pets, no smoking. $400/week, $1,500/
month plus tax. 941-778-5908.
HOLMES BEACH Pirates Den 2BR apartments.
Stones throw to beach. Heated pool. Available until
December 30. $500/week. Very Clean. 778-4368.
1 BR/1 BA WATERFRONT APT. Very clean, airy and
comfortable. $675/month annual, $1050/month sea-
sonal. Includes utilities. No pets. 778-1086.
WALK TO BEACH. Seasonal Holmes Beach 1BR/
1BA duplex available December, $1,000. January,
February, March $1,400 per month. Small pets ok.
778-0176.
LOVELY ANNA MARIA 2BR/2BA apt on the beach. Pool,
tennis, all amenities. February 24 March 31. $715/week.
Also available until Dec. 16. Owner 778-3237.

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ANNA MARIA CITY Beachfront rental 2BR/2BA large
deck with incredible view. Great fishing. Available
December-April 941-778-3645.
ANNUAL Holmes Beach duplex, 2BR/2BA lanai,
deck washer/dryer hookup, garage and carport.
Steps to Gulf. $75/month + utilities. Pets considered.
778-3427.
ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH Furnished room, own
bath, private entrance. $100/week. 778-5080.
HIDEAWAY COVE Panoramic bay view. Nice, quiet,
ground floor. Fully furnished, steps to beach and res-
taurants. No pets/ smokers. Seasonal. 941-778-
7107.


703 FERN STREET $250,000. 3BR/2BA, total reno-
vation 1994. Adorable and furnished, between Bean
Point and Rod and Reel Pier. S. Thomas/Realtor,
Owner. 1-813-220-1269.
CANAL HOME no bridges, one block walk to beach. 1,410
sq. ft., one-car garage. $300,000.226 Chilson, Anna Maria.
S. Thomas/Smith Associates. 813-220-1269.


INVESTORS DON'T MISS this one! Two side-by-
side Gulfview duplexes on separate R-3 zoned lots.
Great rental history. Two units being sold turnkey
furnished. Walk across street to beach. 1105 and
1107 Gulf Dr. N. $469,000. 761-9259.

ELEVATED HOUSE near great Anna Maria beach.
3BR/3BA, 1,400 sq.ft. enclosed work or storage
space. 792-4274.
MORE SPACE FOR the money. Minutes to Anna
Maria with this 3BR/2BA with family room, two-car
garage villa. 2,150 sq.ft. No-flood zone. Move-in
ready. $145,000. Call Fred Flis, Real Estate Mart
756-1090.
2BR/2BA ELEVATED HOME, Holmes Beach, new
siding, paint and carpet. Large screen room with hot
tub. Large sundeck above three-car garage. 300 ft.
to beach. Much more. $235,000. 778-3456 by ap-
pointment.

FOR SALE BY OWNER 2BR/2BA updated condo on
deep canal. Includes dock, heated pool and tennis
court. $134, 500. 795-0613.


BEST BUY ON LONGBOAT KEY. beautiful 1BR/BA
condo on canal close to bay. Central Heat/Air, newly
redecorated and fully furnished. Located 729 St.
Judes Drive S., $119,500. Call today, won't last long.
David Bass/Broker, 941-778-4611.
PERICO BAY CLUB St. Bart's Villa 505 Woodstock
Circle, 2BR/2BA, two car garage, plus any extras,
$165,000. 795-7959 before Nov. 7.
EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All real estate adver-
tising herein is subject to the Fair Housing Act, which
makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation or
discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handi-
cap, familial status or national origin, or intention to make
any such preference, limitation or discrimination." Famil-
ial status includes children under age of 18 living with par-
ents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people
securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will
not knowing accept any advertising for real estate which
is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed
that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are avail-
able on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of dis-
crimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777, for the
hearing impaired (0) 1-800-543-8294.


GREAT INVESTMENT Priced to sell!
One block to beaches. One cottage, plus
a fourplex. Cottage is 2BR/1BA. Each
unit in fourplex is 1BR/1BA. All annual
tenants, but could be seasonal.
$399,900. Ed Oliveira 778-4800. Any-
time 778-1199. MLS#41886.


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2BR/2BA modern unit. Quiet residen-
tial setting, 50 steps to beach. Great
rental. Dave Vande Vrede 778-4388.
$239,900. MLS#70567


WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS 2BR/ KEY ROYALE CANAL HOME spa-
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Bayou, private dock, covered parking. pool and boat dock. Direct access to
Dick Maher or Dave Jones, A Paradise Tampa Bay. $375,000. Call Dick
Realty, 778-4800. $215,000. MLS#70577 Maher or Dave Jones 778-4800.
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5797 or Kathy Marcinko 252-1618. 44232
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scribes this condominium with vaulted ceilings,
raised fireplace, Mexican tile and gigantic master
bath. Enjoy peace and solitude in this secured
bayfront community. $189,000. Bob and Penny Hall
749-5981.70540


THE TRUE SPIRIT OF ISLAND LIVING.
Breathtaking view and a dock on the bay. Lush
tropical foliage envelopes five quaint restored
cottages. A short waterfront stroll to historic
area and pier. $1,500,000. Sandy Drapala
749-5797 or Kathy Marcinko 252-1618. 44576
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ramp, national park, schools. Beautifully main-
tained 4BR home with formal and informal living
areas, fireplace and sparkling pool. $234,900.
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THE ISLANDER 0 NOVEMBER 1, 2000 0 PAGE 27

DON & KAREN SCHRODER, REALTORS
KEY ROYALE GEM ''.
Lush landscaping sets off
the exterior of this fine -
3BR/2BA home. Its flex-
ible floor plan offers a
family room and a
spacious air-conditioned
Florida room that is
bathed in morning sun. Boating enthusiasts will appreciate
the deep-water canal and the short time it takes to be in the
Bay or Gulf from this home's dock. There's room for a pool
or other buyer-needed expansions. $319,000.
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RECENT COMMERCIAL LISTINGS
Nursery Business! Two great shopping cen-
ter locations on Manatee and Cortez. Only
$219,999 buys both- lock, lots of stock and bar- LAKEFRONT
rel! Good leases and ready to take over in a DEVELOPMENT
flash! Ask for Ron Comette or Jane Grossman
778-2246. SITE


Gift and Card Shop! Located on Manatee in
busy shopping center. Great opportunity for a
couple of entrepreneurs of Mom and Pop. Ex-
quisite gifts that reek of St. Armands. $199,000.
Ask for Ron Comette 778-2246.
Island Office/Storage Building! At 3011 Gulf
Drive, this 9,600 sq.ft. building is a super invest-
ment. Couldn't replace the land and building for
anywhere near the price of $650,000. Owner will
stay as tenant. Call Ron Comette 778-2246.


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with 10 acre lake. Zoned PDR, perfect
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No. 1022


WORD LADDER
BY HENRY HOOK / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ


ACROSS
1 Opponent of
120-Across
5 Mac
8Den (Dutch
city, to the Dutch)
12 Little dipper
17Roughly
19Qualified
21 Tony: theater::
: fashion
design
23 Change a letter
in I-Across to
spell ...
26 Engage in
histrionics
27 Place
28 Wife of Bath's
offering
29 Away from the
bow
30Bill's
co-adventurer, in
the movies
31 Ninnies
33 Napoleon, for
one
35 Imposture
37Succumbs to
gravity
38 Thicket
39Eschew
spontaneity
43 Dressage factors
45 Commandment
pronoun
46Change a letter
in 23-Across to
spell ...
48 Those seeking
junior partners?
50Choral rendition


51 Affect
52 News office
53 Cast a line
56 The "W" of W.
H. Auden
57 Rejoin rudely
58 Prefix with
magnetic
60 Poet Mandelstam
62 Anteceding
63 Change a letter
in 46-Across to
spell ...
66" durn
tootin'!"
69 "Swan Lake"
piece?
70 Extreme shortage
71 Cellar, in real
estate ads
75 Genesis locale
77 Secure, as a
passenger
80 Nova follower
82 It's out of the
mouths of babes
83 Trojan Horse,
e.g.
84 Form of abstract
sculpture
85 Change a letter
in 63-Across to
spell...
89 Fresno newspaper
91 Silver oak leaf
wearer: Abbr.
92 Comic strip"
& Janis"
93 Bulb
94 Place for a swing
95 "Mighty__ a
Rose"
96 Place where
Gauguin painted
98 Drew Carey, e.g.
100 "When door
...?"


102 Bit of "Big
Brother"
equipment
105 One of the
singing Winans
family
106 "Clan of the
Cave Bear"
author
107 His work
inspired
Broadway's
"Nine"
110 Change a letter
in 85-Across to
spell ...
114 Se'. na's musical
style
115 Ante, in a sense
116 Birth-related
117 Connoisseur
118 Narrow margin
119 Out of reach
120 Change a letter
in llO-Across to
spell ...

DOWN
1 He went for
baroque
2Sub
3 Port authorities
4 Summertime
percentages
5 Canopy supports,
perhaps
6Last in seq.
7 Body work?
8Camouflages
9" ben
Adhem"
10H.' math
11 "Hogan's
Heroes" villains
12 Roast
13 Vinegar base
14 Minn. neighbor


15 Readily
conscriptable
16"Milord"
chanteuse
18 Sylvester, to
Tweety
20 Dieters' woes
22Ambulance V.I.P.
24 Book before
Deut.
25 Roundup aid
32 Noise from a fan
33W.W. I soldier
34Place where a
33-Down fought
36La donna
38 Role for Liz
40Starbucks order
41 Floral fragrance
42 Who should
believe a liar
43 Ties up the phone
44HdosO
46 Not running
47 Natives call it
Misr
49 "For shame!"
50Nautilus captain
53 Pix that perplex
54Tarzan creator's
monogram
55 Walk pigeon-
style
56 Most judicious
59QB's cry
61 Honshu honorific
63 Engine problem
64Scruff
65ASCAP
counterpart
66 One-third of a
phrase meaning
"etc."
67 Clinker
68 Vicomte in "The
Phantom of the
Opera"


71 Bay's
competition, in
song
72 Treats unfairly
73 Venus de
7401d Chinese
money
76 Iron man?
78 "Three Coins ...
fountain


79 Mysterious
character
81 Lead a square
dance
84 Take care of
86 Level of
command
87 Out of sorts?
88 Settled scores
89 "Here comes the
judge!" utterer


90 Swelled head
94 Like saltwater
taffy
97 "To give her poor
dog _"
98 Unconventional
99 Unfamiliar
101 Something to
bend or lend
102 1/20 ton: Abbr.
103 Sound of a frog?


104Goya subject
106 Dilettantes'
passions
108 Telecommunica-
tions setup, for
short
109Empty
111 Hebrew letter
112 Musician Brian
113 Proteus's domain,
with "the"


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Anna Maria
The Islander
Second Section Nov. 1, 2000
Nature's Paradise..


... Anma Maria Island


Illustration by Carrie Price





PAGE 2-B M NOV. 1, 2000 M THE ISLANDER


Birds of a feather walk



together seeking avians


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Rusty Blackwell walks with a determined
pace, her followers barely keeping up as she
spouts off names she's learned over a lifetime.
"Oh, look," she explains. "There are some
oyster catchers, and over there are black skim-
mers they've made quite a comeback and
royal terns. Look at that. It's an immature, yellow-
crown night heron. And my goodness a piping.
plover. He's really rare. We're worried about his
numbers.
"We're in luck today," Blackwell said. "I came
to Beer Can Island two days ago and there were
no birds. I was horrified."
Blackwell hurriedly moves along the shore-
line of Beer Can Island on north Longboat Key
and implores the group to keep up, "There is
much to see. What I need is a sweeper someone
to get behind the group and get them going."
On any given Saturday throughout the year,
Blackwell and other Sarasota Audubon Society
members look for birds. It is their pleasure and
duty. Recording the types of birds and their num-
bers is a good way to measure up how the envi-
ronment is doing.
And Blackwell loves walking the woods and
shorelines of Manatee, Sarasota and Pinellas
counties. The next walk is a good one.
Audubonners have scheduled an outing Satur-
day, Nov. 4, at Myakka River State Park, a 28,875-
acre wildlife preserve nine miles east of Interstate
75 on State Road 72.
In all, the group has 17 more trips planned
through April 2001.
Blackwell currently is head of Audubon's
Population-Environment Project, an effort to keep
humans away from places where birds thrive, or
at least try to survive.
"That means protecting wetlands or prairies
or whatever it takes to protect birds," she said.
"There's a limit to what we can do to curb growth.
But we have to try. It's us and I mean the en-
vironmental community against developers.
And they have a lot more money than we do."
An indication of the fragile nature of Florida's
shores can be seen on Beer Can Island.
In less than a year, Beer Can has shown dra-
matic change. There's a huge swath of sand on the
east side that wasn't there prior to Hurricane
Gordon's brush of Southwest Florida in Septem-
ber. According to Blackwell, Beer Can is evidence
as to why developers shouldn't be allowed to


Would you look at that!
Sarasota Audubon Society members get close to their subjects and are vowed by the prospect of seeing rare
oyster catchers and black skimmers near Beer Can Island on north Longboat Key. Islander Photo: David Futch


build on the beach.
As Blackwell led her cohorts back to the Beer
Can beach access at the corner of Broadway and
Gulf of Mexico Drive, a water scene played out in
front of the 33 people who came for the tour.
An incredible show of mackerel started hit-
ting white bait about 100 yards offshore. Dolphins
moved in and "circled the wagons," taking turns
running through and snatching mackerel at will.
Then the top predator man came along
in an outboard and ruined the show by running
through the school in a senseless effort to catch
some mackerel.
All it did was bust up the dinner party.
Blackwell and friends climbed in their cars for
the short hop over the Longboat Pass Bridge to
Anna Maria Island and Leffis Key, a man-made
park due east of Coquina Beach. A large hill ris-
ing 35 feet above sea level sits in the middle, a
monument to dredging the Intracoastal Water-
way. What a view. You can see south to Sarasota
and north to Tampa Bay.
"Every time I come to Leffis Key, there's a dif-
ferent bird," Blackwell said. "I love to walk the


Baywalk and see the bay. I like the way the hill
gives a panorama of the area." Visiting
Leffis when the tide is low offers the chance to see
more birds.
An osprey sat on a dead tree limb, searching
north Sarasota Bay for lunch. There were great
egrets, clapper rails, great blue herons, morning
doves, house wrens, green herons, mockingbirds,
red-belly woodpeckers and palm warblers.
But the biggest stir was caused when someone
spotted that a flock of rare birds while looking
toward what is known as "the Kitchen" in Cortez
- white pelicans.
In all, more than 40 species of birds were spied
during the three-hour walk.
It's a good way to gather your soul together.

If you want to go
For more information about the Sarasota
Audubon Society's activities through the winter
season, telephone 941-364-9212. The group's web
site is http://www.audubon.org/chapter/fl/
sarasota/ and includes its programs and any
changes.


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Look to heavens to see


heavenly feathered creatures

By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent -
If you think most of the southbound traffic is -"
northern folks heading here for warmth look e .I '
up!
There are literally millions of visitors over-
head this time of year, creatures of such beauty
and grace that they've sent poets into raptures for p '
thousands of years.
Birds, of course. In uncountable numbers and
variety, now on their way from the chilling north
to the warmth of the Caribbean and Central and
South America. Some species stay around here all
winter.
One frustration is that many of them fly at .
night, said Chiko Haramaki, president of the
Manatee County Audubon Society.
"Think of it, clouds of birds in the darkness
and we can't see them," he said. "Radar spots
them regularly, millions over one spot at night,
and then they disappear off the screen, going
south."
Anna Maria Island is a favored place for birds,
with enough vegetation and food for a pause by
the transients. Water birds especially are fond of
the area, and Manatee Audubon's Dick Overmyer
said the Island has all the wading species that can
be found in Florida.
It has other rare ones, too, such as the frigate
bird, giant among winged creatures. They are
fabulous in song and story about the sea, for they
are harbingers of landfall. They can't land on
water, Haramaki said, so sailors know land is near
when they see a frigate.
This is a bird with four- or five-foot wings, a
robber of other birds but a shy neighbor. There are .. .
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Mote Marine Laboratory


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Hugh and Buffett are only in their teens so
they aren't bothered by it yet, but they're doomed
to go unrequited. But otherwise, what a life!
They are manatees, and they very likely will
live out their lives together at Mote Marine Labo-
ratory. They have a newly rebuilt and redecorated
-1 home there, and seem about as content as any
paired bachelors anywhere.
They were born in the Miami Seaquarium
when it was permissible for manatees to propa-
gate in captivity. Tame and hand-fed all their
lives, they wouldn't survive in the wild and so
must live in the tank. Similarly, they will remain
forever mateless, for it is illegal now to breed
manatees in captivity.
The manatee is a big mammal with flippers
for forelimbs and a short rounded tail for propul-
sion, vegetarian and about as laid back and ami-
able as any creature on earth.
Hugh is 16 years old and weighs 1,400
-pounds, while Buffett who was named for the
Florida celebrity Jimmy is 13 and 1,900 pounds.
Why is the youngest the biggest? Don't ask: No-
body knows.
They have been at Mote since 1996, when the
marine lab was asked to babysit them. Wild
manatees were sick and dying by the score
around Florida, 150 of them died that year, and
treatment facilities were so overcrowded that the
two youngsters were sent to Mote. When the epi-
demic was over, Hugh and Buffett stayed.
Mote first put them in big tanks that hold
aquatic animals for medical treatment, then in a
big pool that was adequate but "a lot like a bear
swimming pool in a zoo, or like lions pacing back
and forth, back and forth," said Dr. Charles A.
Manire.
Manire is the veterinarian animal-care man-
ager of the Dolphin and Whale Hospital at Mote
Marine Aquarium, and that image of pacing frus-
tration was not acceptable to him.
Over the past several months the big pool has
"been overhauled so much the manatees would
hardly recognize it. It's a 230,000-gallon manatee
habitat, designed to make its roomers comfortable
although they've never known a natural home.
It seems to work for them. They loll in com-
fort, eat prodigiously, even seem to frolic and play
in their ponderous way. Their diet is about 100
heads of romaine lettuce a day, plus maybe 10 of
kale, carrots, apples and beets and other veg-
etables.
"They were putting on more weight than was
healthy, so we had to cut back their diet," Manire
"said. "Just shows you could get fat on Caesar sal-
ads."
Volunteers feed them and keep track of water
chemistries and do the other considerable work
necessary to keep their charges in shape. Debbie
Colbert is responsible for them, and has two part-
time trainers who work with the big mammals.
e That seems to be working, too, for Hugh and
Biffett are "husbandry trained," the first ones


Hugh and Buffett are a pair of happy manatees in their new home at Mote Marine. Islander Photo: Paul Roat


ever, said Manire. The manatees not only allow
blood and urine collection, but seem actively and
consciously willing to assist in the procedures.
They breathe into a mask on command, so
their exhalations can be trapped and analyzed,
and they drift onto a stretcher when directed to do
so for weighing.
Their habitat has nooks and crannies and pas-
sages where their mentors hide carrots and lettuce
and other treats, and the manatees have learned
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romaine lettuce a day and more. Islander Photo: Paul Roat


to seek them out. "It stimulates their brains,"
Manire said. "It makes them more alert, more ac-
tive, and it ought to make them healthier."
Mote rescues manatees half a dozen times
year, but doesn't treat them. Manire and his staff
help move sick or injured animals to medical fa-
cilities in Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa, Sea World in
Orlando or the Miami Seaquarium.
They have many other interests, including one
of the most successful dolphin research programs
in the world and a sea turtle program that is the
envy of labs around the country.
It is Mote's Marine Mammal Center that
saved Jason the pygmy sperm whale to be re-
leased into the wild again this year. It is Dr.
Manire who mended the badly cracked bottom
shell of Sadie the loggerhead sea turtle so she
could be sent home to the Gulf of Mexico a this
summer.
Manire is a transplanted Texan, graduate of
Texas A&M who had a highly successful private
practice until he burned out "the animals were
fine, I burned out on the people I had to deal
with."
He loafed and taught scuba diving in the Vir-
gin Islands for awhile, got interested in dolphins
and ended up researching and treating dolphins
and a whole lot more sea life at Mote.
He and his wife "love it here," he said. "The
climate is almost as good as the Virgins' and other
things are better.
"I couldn't do there what I do here, and it's
important to be doing something that you believe
matters."


Audubon birders
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 3

hundreds of them in residence in the more se-
cluded reaches of the Cortez shoreline known as
S"the Kitchen."
The white pelican comes here from the north,
too, from Louisiana and Texas, twice as large as
the much-admired brown pelican and unique in
that the whites fish together a flock of them will
encircle a shoal of fish, herd them to the center
and proceed to dine; the brown, of course, is one
of the most famous divers of birdland.
Bird enthusiasts themselves are legendary,
tolerating all kinds of discomfort and inconve-


nience for a glimpse of a bird they haven't seen
before. Not only legendary but legion Manatee
Audubon society alone has 650 members.
Birders go to great lengths to see a rare bird:
People came from Seattle, San Francisco, New
York and other faraway places last year to see the
rare tanager that blew in from the Bahamas on a
storm. It hung out on Leffis Key, spent nights in
the same spot, and stayed on for a week before
going the way of so many birds away.
Bad weather is good for bird watching, since
flying is more difficult, so birders take to their
favorite spots during storms. Nasty weather
brings people who don't come for the sunshine.
Birders are good for the area in a way seldom
considered, Haramaki said. "Birds bring a tre-


mendous amount of money here. Birders come
from all over to see them and they all rent lodg-
ing and eat in our restaurants.
"I tell them 'Wear your binoculars in the res-
taurant' so people appreciate that birders help the
area, but most don't do that."
He recommends that anyone who admires
these exotic creatures join like-minded people at
an Audubon meeting, open to the public at the
first Presbyterian Church, 1402 Manatee Ave. W.,
Bradenton, at 7:30 p.m. the third Thursday of ev-
ery month, October through April.
And he recommends that people raise their eyes.
"Most watch the ground so they don't step wrong,
but if they looked more up into the sky they'd see a
whole lovely world they've been missing."


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THE ISLANDER M NOV. 1, 2000 0 PAGE 7-B


Sea turtles had a fair season here


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
It doesn't seem sensible that a creature that
lives all its long life in the sea would be discour-
aged by wet sand, but that's the Anna Maria Is-
land story for 2000.
It was a similar on neighboring Longboat Key
and Egmont Key.
The loggerhead turtles that come ashore
yearly between May and October seemed to find
the sand on Anna Maria this year wetter than they
liked, so some of them didn't stay to make nests
and lay eggs.
That's the conclusion of Suzi Fox, and she
would know. She holds the Florida marine turtle
preservation permit for Anna Maria Island.
Damp sand is packed sand and turtles have only
flippers to dig with, so they sometimes just give up,
Fox said. And of the nests that were dug and filled
with eggs, many were soggy enough to make it dif-
ficult for hatchlings to dig to the surface.
Still, 217 mother turtles nested on the Island's
beaches this season, compared with 244 in 1999.
There were 164 "false crawls," tracks like big zip-
pers left by turtles that came up the beach but
didn't nest. Last year saw 190 false crawls.
That meant, Fox noted, that turtles emerged
from the Gulf of Mexico onto Anna Maria beaches
381 times this year compared with 434 last year.
Of those nests, there were 18,725 eggs this
year and 11,384 baby turtles made it into the Gulf.
Last year's figures were 20,095 eggs, 18,074
hatchlings home safe.
Longboat Key had 299 nests altogether, 130 of
them in the Manatee County half of the key. That
was down from last year's 354 nests, said Jerris
Foote, the Mote Marine Laboratory scientist who
handles the turtle program in Sarasota County.
This year Lonboat nests reaped 28,841 eggs, of
which 21,278 produced hatchlings. There were 36
instances of hatchling disorientation because of
shore lights, and Longboat lost 23 nests to Hurri-


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made it safely into the Gulf of Mexico. Islander Photo: Pc
cane Gordon.
On Egmont Key, Hurricane Gordon washed
out three nests and one was ruined by tides. The
drastically eroded beach cut down nesting grounds
but the island four miles north of Anna Maria along-
side the Tampa Bay shipping channel still had 30
nests with 2,622 eggs producing 2,248 hatchlings.
Erosion had cut so deeply into Egmont that
turtles had only about 150 feet of slender beach as an
incubator for their eggs, said Ranger Connie
Wiesehan.
From now on, though, there will be a beach
3,000 feet long and 400 wide, thanks to
renourishment with 650,000 cubic yards of sand
dredged from St. Petersburg Harbor's floor and
barged to Egmont.
There were unpleasant incidents on the Anna
Maria beaches this season, but less than previous
years so Fox figures people are gradually learning
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ficials from the three Island cities wrangled with
home and business owners who neglected to
shield or turn out lights visible from the beach.
But those were the exceptions, she said most
people cooperated gladly when told their lights
endangered turtles.
Turtles hatch at night, born with an instinct to
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Her volunteers were "absolutely splendid,"
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