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Early morning fatal crash, crush
4manda L. Vancott, 16, of Colmnbia Drive in Bradenton, was killed inlunly early Ti'sday lIwhen she crashed
her car head-on into a tree at the corner of North Bay Boulevard and North Shore Drive in AnnaI Maria. It
was the first traffic fatality in the city in 17 years. A witness said the crash sounded like a sonic boom. Is-
lander Photo: David Futch
Bradenton teen dies in
gruesome Anna Maria collision
By David Futch
A Bradenton teen died instantly early Tuesday
morning in Anna Maria after plowing head on into a
pine tree at a high rate of speed, according to the
Florida Highway Patrol.
$2 million school
By Diana Bogan
Manatee. County School District Assistant
Superintendent Bill Horton will attend a 3 p.m.
meeting Nov. 9 of the Anna Maria Elementary
School Advisory Council to answer preliminary
questions about the possibility of renovating the
Island's elementary school.
This will be the first opportunity for members
of the Anna Maria Elementary School and the
community to discuss what needs to be done and
how to go about doing it.
One of the key issues surrounding the pro-
posal is where to house students while the roofs,
windows and air conditioning units for the class-
rooms are under renovation.
Principal Tim Kolbe indicated that the plan-
ning stage for such renovations could take up to
six months with construction taking another nine
months. The end date for the project is March
2002 and cost is near $2 million. The 3 p.m. meet-
ing will be in the school auditorium.
Amanda L. Vancott, 16, was driving a gold Cou-
gar east on the northernmost curve on North Shore
Drive when she hit a large Australian pine at North Bay
Boulevard and North Shore, FHP traffic homicide in-
vestigator Cpl. David Mclnturff said.
"There are no skid marks so we don't know how
fast she was going, but she was going at a pretty gooc
clip," Mclnturff said. "She hit the tree dead on. It hap-
pened about 5:15 or 5:30 a.m. She failed to negotiate
the curve and was killed instantly."
She was the only person in the car, Mclnturff said
The accident is still under investigation.
Vancott was the mother of a 6-month-old infan
and, according to FHP Trooper Ronnie Highsmith, hei
father said he knew of no reason for Vancott to be or
the Island. Highsmith said they used to fish frequently
at the Rod & Reel Pier.
The impact of the crash was so great that the engine
was pushed back into the front seat, making a "V" in
the front end of the car. Mclnturff said. He added tha
FHP had no information as to why she was on the Is
Two people heard the crash, McTurff said.
One of them was Jim "Cooter" Pollard, who lives
100 yards away from the crash scene.
"It didn't sound like a crash," Pollard said. "I
sounded like a sonic boom it was so loud. There was
no screech of tires. Nothing. No sound at all before the
boom. Just the boom, then quiet."
Thirty-year Island resident and Anna Maria Mayo
Gary Deffenbaugh said the last fatal accident in Annm
Maria happened about 17 years ago when an Anna
Maria resident crashed a Corvette into a power pole a
the corner of Magnolia Avenue and Gulf Drive near the
old IGA grocery store. Two people were killed, he said
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Friday Nov. 10
Opening receptions for Artists Guild and
Phoenix Frame exhibits, 6:30 p.m. at the Island
Shopping Center, Holmes Beach.
Saturday Nov. 11
Privateer Mullet Smoke at Seahorse Raw
Bar and Grill, Cortez, "8 a.m. 'til they're gone."
Saturday-Sunday Nov. 11 & 12
St. Bernard Guild's Poinsettia Bazaar at
St. Bernard Catholic Church, Holmes Beach, 9
a.m. to 3 p.m. both days.
Anna Maria Fallfest, an arts and crafts
show at the Holmes Beach city hall field, 10
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days.
Anna Maria Island Orchestra & Chorus
performance at 2 p.m. at Island Baptist Church.
Island Branch Library Friend's program
series speaker: Director Daniel Bebak of Mote
Marine Laboratory at 3 p.m. at the library.
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Volume 8, no. 52, Nov. 8, 2000 FREE
Of interest to Island voters in the Nov. 7 elec-
tion, local campaign results posted at presstime
Tuesday night included the race for Florida House of
Representatives District 68. Incumbent Republican
Mark Flanagan won a third-term by a slim margin
over Democratic Challenger Arlene Sweeting, 53.75
percent to 46.25 percent.
Republican Jane von Hahmann handily defeated
write-in challenger Robert Lorentzen to take the
Manatee County Board of Commissioners District 3
seat she snatched from incumbent Stan Stephens in
the September primary election. Von Hahmann won,
97.51 percent to Lorzeson's 2.49 percent.
Manatee County Commissioner Joe McClash
also easily defeated write-in opponent Lee
Vandegrift for the District 7 at-large seat, 96.96 per-
cent to 3.04 percent.
Locally, voters approved a spate of charter
changes in Bradenton Beach and one lone charter
correction in Holmes Beach. In Bradenton Beach,
the vote was 64.68 percent for the changes, 35.32
In Holmes Beach, 65.76 of the voters approved
the charter change setting the day of future elections,
34.24 percent opposed it. The change brings the city
into compliance with federal, state and county elec-
In other local races, incumbent Republican Supervi-
sor of Elections Bob Sweat defeated Democratic chal-
lenger Irene Ingram, 57.44 to 42.56 percent.
Manatee County voters approved the retention of
election practices over appointments for circuit court
and county judges. Manatee voters approved ap-
pointment of the Sarasota-Manatee Airport Authorin
For U.S. Congress, District 13, Manatee voters
endorsed incumbent Republican Dan Miller over
Democratic rival Daniel E. Dunn, 63.91 to 35.92.
More than 16,000 absentee votes are not in-
cluded in the above results.
PAGE 2 8 NOV. 8, 2000 TIIE ISLANDER
Anna Maria looks to remodel city hall
By Laurie Krosney
Preliminary plans are being drawn and potential
costs are being studied for a possible remodel job at
Anna Maria City Hall.
Commissioner Bob Barlow is looking into the
Barlow is a contractor, and for that reason,
Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh said he asked him to
check into the possibility of making city hall more
Barlow said the current use of space in the mu-
nicipal offices is cumbersome and inefficient.
"But more important," said Barlow, "is the fact
By Paul Roat
Two proposed street vacations have been given a
few weeks of a different kind of vacation in Bradenton
Beach due to questions or procedural problems.
Vacation of a 40 by 120 foot strip of land west of
Gulf Drive between the Beach Barn 200 Gulf Drive
S. and the Moose Lodge at 110 Gulf Drive S.. just
west of the roundabout at Gulf Drive and Bridge Street,
will be heard by the city commission Dec. 7.
Another proposal, this one for the vacation of 17th
Street from Gulf Drive to the bay, will be heard Nov.
The commission decision to delay the requests was
due to grumbles from the more than 50 residents in at-
tendance at last week's city commission meeting who
wished to speak on the matters.
Steven Noriega. acting as agent for Richard J.
Hickey, is proposing parking on the Bridge Street West
site for a proposed development, Key West Club con-
dominiums. The project would include Hickey's Beach
Barn, which would be razed for the project.
In exchange for the street vacation. Noriega pro-
poses providing a landscaped beach access and design
work for additional parking for the Moose Lodge. He
estimates improving parking for the Moose by 30 per-
Noriega also proposes donating to the city a 10 by
50 foot area on the east side of Gulf Drive, north of
Joe's Eats & Sweets, and donation of riprap materials
for the city park at 25th Street.
The vacation was delayed after beach access ques-
tions were raised by Manatee County Administrator
Ernie Padgett. Beach access is important in receiving
federal funding for next year's beach renourishment
project, Padgett said in a letter, and "loss of access may
result in a reduction in federal and state funding for the
2001 beach renourishment project."
Padgett requested the city delay the matter to allow
more time to "address these issues with the State of
Florida, Division of Beaches and Shores, and the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers."
Tom Eatman, of the Bradenton Beach architectural
firm of Eatman & Smith, is representing developers H.
Lynn Hazlett and Harry Nikias on the 17th Street
project. Called the Bradenton Beach Club, the project
would be a 44-unit gated development combining
townhomes and flats, the first of its kind on the Island.
The 36 townhomes, at 2,823 square feet, would
feature two bedrooms and two and one-half bathrooms
with parking under the two-story, elevated units. The
eight "flats," at 1,250 to 1,500 square feet, would have
two bedrooms and two bathrooms and parking in an
The development will feature a clubhouse, pool,
meeting room and an office for the project manager. At
the east end of the project will be an elevated observa-
tion platform within the mangroves overlooking Anna
Marketing Director Tricia Hazlett said pre-sales of
the project "are doing well." Sale price for the
townhomes is $450,000; price for the "flats" which
feature Gulf views is $525,000.
The request is for the city to vacate most of 171h
that the present building has some OSHA (Occupa-
tional Health and Safety Administration) and ADA
(Americans with Disabilities Act) violations."
Barlow said a possible layout has been prepared
and local contractor John Fara has done a cost esti-
mate for the city.
Barlow said the city has the money to pay for re-
modeling city hall.
"We have $199,092 that we got as the result of
a special one-cent sales tax. That money can be used
for building or rebuilding public facilities, which
city hall certainly is."
Holmes Beach used its share of the tax to build
its new city hall on Marina Drive.
Veterans Day is S
By Jim Hanson
Americans have something to celebrate this Vet-
erans Day Saturday. Nov. 11. On a holiday honoring
those who fought wars, all of our wars are past, none
There will be little formal celebration on Anna
Maria Island, beyond enjoyment of an extra day off.
The Anna Maria Island Historical Society will
have an entry in the annual Manatee County Veter-
ans Day Parade.
The parade units will assemble at 8 a.m. at the
Bradenton Woman's Club building, 1705 Manatee
Ave. W., and will travel from there go the avenue
to Veterans Park behind Manatee Memorial Hospi-
tal. A ceremony there at 11 a.m. will honor veterans
Street east of Gulf Drive to Anna Maria Sound. The
city will also address a comprehensive plan amendment
to allow the project and a major development plan ap-
Planning commissioners will hear the comprehen-
sive plan amendments and a special exception for park-
ing for the Bradenton Beach Club at 6 p.m. Thursday,
The street vacation delay came as a result of an
apparent procedural error. City Attorney Alan Prather
said the petitioner was required to post four notices
regarding the project: legal advertising of the vacation,
signage on the site, written notice to contiguous prop-
erty owners, and posting at city hall 10 days prior to the
The notice at city hall was not posted 10 days prior
to the public hearing. Rather said.
"There are four procedural hoops to jump
through," Prather said, "and they missed one."
The matter will come back to the city commission
Nov. 29 at 5:01 p.m.
Bradenton Beach remodeled city hall with its tax
Barlow said the Anna Maria project is still in the
"We are just gathering information and are hope-
ful that estimates will come in close to what we have
in our reserve accounts," he said.
"I think it would be a very positive move if the
city offices were more presentable, and most impor-
tantly, safe and in compliance with ADA require-
ments," Barlow said.
The next step will be to present the proposal to
city commissioners at their meeting Thursday, Nov.
9, at 7 p.m.
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waves as she exits
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pI rodly cast lher
vote in the presi-
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Saturday, Nov. 11
of all wars.
Jim Kissick will drive the society's parade ve-
hicle, and prominent aboard will be Robert "Poppy"
DeVane. Both are residents of Bradenton Beach.
Kissick will represent the Military Order of World
Wars and DeVane will represent Island Post No.
8199 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
There will be an exhibit through Veterans Day at
the Historical Society Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria City. Titled "Florida Goes to War," it depicts
effects of World War II on life in the state.
Most federal, state, county and city offices are to
close Friday to observe the holiday, since Veterans
Day falls on Saturday. Anna Maria, Bradenton
Beach and Holmes Beach city offices will be closed.
There are notable exceptions: As always, police
officers and fire and rescue personnel not only don't
get the holiday off, they will be working harder than
usual taking care of those who are celebrating. And
the Postal Service is tougher than other federal agen-
cies, working Friday and dropping service only on
The holiday is comparatively new, only 62 years
old. It started out as a celebration of the end of
World War I, "the war to end all wars." and was
called Armistice Day to commemorate the signing of
that war's armistice agreement Nov. 11, 1918.
Congress acted in 1926 to observe the date in
recognition of the first modern global conflict, but
not until 1938 was it made an official national holi-
day. It was then a day set aside to honor vets of that
First World War, but in 1954 all soldiers, sailors,
airmen and marines got equal recognition by an act
of Congress, knocking out the word "Armistice" in
the law and substituting for it "Veterans."
In 1968 Congress made Veterans Day a floating
holiday, setting up a three-day holiday weekend. But
that was so confusing to the public and so abhorrent
to veterans' organizations that by 1975 Congress
voted to Lo back to Nov. 1 1.
THE ISLANDER 0 NOV. 8, 2000 0 PAGE 3
Trolley service for Island
may come to pass after all
By Paul Roat
Through a complicated juggling act, Islanders may
indeed get a trolley bus service finally.
Manatee County Commissioner Joe McClash has
led the charge to get the bus service going on the Island.
He and other local transportation officials lobbied
Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Tom
Barry this spring on the idea of having the mass tran-
sit system, and Barry seemed receptive.
Manatee County applied for a state grant for the
trolleys, and word came down last month that it had
been approved only not for full funding, as had been
That's when the juggling started.
Fred Loveland, Manatee County Community Ser-
vices director, said five trolleys are needed to effec-
tively service the Island. Proposed is a system that
would operate seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 10:30
p.m. with a 20- to 30-minute "turnaround time," or
length of time a rider would have to wait for a bus.
Loveland said Manatee County Area Transit had
already planned for and budgeted two trolley-style
buses for the Island in the current fiscal year. That
leaves three more still needed for an efficient system.
State funding is assured for at least half of the re-
maining trolleys, which cost about $235,000 each,
leaving the county scrambling for the remaining funds.
However, Loveland said another federal grant pro-
gram is available that could supply as much as 80 or 90
percent of the funds needed to get the other three trol-
leys. That grant application was approved by the Mana-
tee County Commission Tuesday, Nov. 7, and word
should come back by the end of the year whether or not
the funding will come through.
Everyone seems to want the service, which could
serve to ease traffic congestion on the Island. As DOT
mass transit official Richard Dreyer put it, "We would
love to have this project on Anna Maria Island."
This is the third time in five years a trolley service
has been proposed for the Island. The first was success-
ful in getting funding, but the grant was rejected when
local support for matching funds dissolved. The second
time the grant was not sought when local opposition
Mayor's son's truck stolen in Bradenton Beach
A year ago this week, Gail Cole's pickup
truck was stolen from in front of his Bradenton
And last year, Cole the elder was only a city
commissioner. This year, he's the city's mayor.
Now, it's his son Ralph's turn to call city
Ralph Cole reported his red 1997 Dodge
half-ton pickup was stolen from his 12th Street
North home in the early morning hours of Nov.
5. Cole said he had left the truck unlocked and
there may have been a spare key in the glove
compartment, according to police reports.
Also missing was some paperwork, battery
chargers and a radio from Cole the elder's car.
Police continue to investigate the thefts, but
the results don't seem destined to be as success-
ful as the previous year's robbery: police recov-
ered Cole's truck in 1999 only minutes after it
was reported missing.
Anna Maria City
Nov. 9, 7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda: city
hall remodeling, update on the status of former Mayor
Chuck Shumard's legal bills and a review of bids for
employee health insurance.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
Nov. 8, 8:30 a.m., special city commission meeting on
city pier construction issues.
Nov. 9, 6 p.m., planning and zoning commission meet-
ing on major development at 17th Street, Bradenton
Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m., special meeting between city com-
mission and planning and zoning commission on build-
ing department issues.
Nov. 16, 1 p.m., city commission meeting.
Nov. 16, 6:30 p.m., planning and zoning commission
meeting on comprehensive plan amendment and spe-
cial exception for parking, 2409 Avenue A.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
Nov. 14, 7 p.m., city commission meeting followed by
a work session.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
Offices in Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach, Holmes
Beach and Longboat Key will be closed Friday, Nov.
10, in observance of Veterans Day. There will be no
change in garbage collection in any of the four cities.
Nov. 9, 6 p.m., West Manatee Fire & Rescue special
meeting on merger of pension plans and discussion on
health insurance and new pension plans, Fire Station 1,
6001 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Nov. 15, 2 p.m., Barrier Island Elected Officials meet-
ing, Bradenton Beach City Hall.
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Six Island organizations each receive $1,000
By Laurie Krosney
Six Island organizations have the luxury of decid-
ing what to do with unexpected $1,000 donations.
Anna Maria Island Historical Society, Anna Maria
Island Turtle Watch, Roser Memorial Community
Church, Anna Maria Island Community Center, the
Island Players and the Anna Maria Elementary School
were each given $1,000 by Celebrate Anna Maria Inc.,
from its proceeds at the Flavors of the Island and Art
Festival Oct. 21.
Roser Church Administrator Debra Pettee said
there hasn't been a decision yet about how to use the
unexpected and welcome donation.
The Island Players will put their $1,000 into a fund
for a new light-control board for the theater.
Players treasurer Sam McDowell said, "We will be
needing a new light board by next season, and this is
going to be a big help."
McDowell said he had enjoyed the event and that
he thought it was well run and one of the least intrusive
events held on the Island.
Carolyne Norwood, president of the Historical So-
ciety, said she appreciated the donation. "We can al-
ways use the money, as we are strictly a non-profit or-
ganization," she said.
Norwood said she thought the festival was a suc-
cessful street fair. "We had lots of people visit the
museum, and we sold out of our Settlers bread quite
early in the day."
The Anna Maria Elementary School hasn't yet
decided what to do with its windfall.
Guidance Counselor Cindi Harrison said a fund
distribution committee will make the decision. "The
decisions are pretty democratic, and all of the teachers
have some input," she said.
"I'm sure we'll put some of the money into our
accelerated-reader program. We need books for that
program, which is new this year," said Harrison.
Anna Maria Island Community Center Execu-
tive Director Pierrette Kelly said some of the
Center's $1,000 donation will be used to pay for
supplies used at the festival and some will be go to
the United Way fund.
"Part will be given to the teen fund for a fun, learn-
ing field trip that will take place before the holidays.
The Responsible Educated Adolescent Community
Helper kids will decide where they want to go," she
Center teens sold sodas at the festival.
Turtle Watch will use the money mostly for training.
Turtle Watch President Suzi Fox said there is an
important sea turtle symposium coming up in Philadel-
phia and she and two other volunteers will use some of
the money to attend.
"We each pay half of our own way, and the $1,000
will really help us out with the balance of the expense,"
The money will be used to help fund transportation
to another training session on Boca Grande, according
"We work so hard protecting the turtles and edu-
cating people that it's hard for us to spend time raising
"$1,000 is a lot of money to us, and we are all
grateful," said Fox.
Rotary Club kicks off Tree of Lights fundraiser
The Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island has come
up with a new tack to make money for needy non-profit
groups on the Island.
The group's Campaign 2000 features a palm tree
in front of Holmes Beach City Hall that will be deco-
rated with garlands and lights and appear to be a
Christmas tree. The tree lighting ceremony is set for
Awarding the money will take place Dec. 29.
To raise money for non-profit groups such as the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, the groups will
be enlisted to sell personalized lights for the tree.
The three phases of the fundraiser allow the non-
profits to sell the lights for $20 each and for each one
a non-profit sells, the Rotary gives them $5, according
Of the $15 left over,
37 percent will be given
to organizations that
show a need, he said.
Another 37 percent
will go to a foundation
set up to pay for any-
thing beneficial to the Is-
land such as bleachers
for Birdie Tebbetts Field
in Holmes Beach, or
park benches, or if the
roof leaks at the Anna
Maria Island Historical
Society and they don't
to incoming Rotary president Jim Dunne.
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$25,000 LESTER-ISLANDER CHALLENGE
Every dollar up to $25,000 contributed from
now until the end of 2000 to the Anna Maria
Island Community Center Endowment
Trust Fund will be matched by Holmes Beach
residents Charles and JoAnn Lester ...
Please mai! your tax deductible gift to Anna Maria
Island Community Center Endowment Trust TODAY.
Mail to Anna Maria Island Community Center,
Community Challenge, P.O. Box 253, Anna Maria FL 34216.
The $25,000 challenge is sponsored as a community service by The Islander in partnership with the Lesters.
The Tree of Lights.
have the money to fix it, Dunne said.
The second phase involves an auction that will be
held Dec. 1 at the Center. Each non-profit group will
be asked to go to at least 10 businesses and get a do-
nation of merchandise of at least $50 in value.
The tree is expected to cost $6,000 and Rotary is
looking for 12 corporate sponsors willing to kick in
$500 each to pay for it.
"We expect to continue this for years to come,"
Dunne said. "It's a wonderful catalyst for fundraising
and also for bringing the community together. This is
not a Christmas tree. It's not a Hanukkah bush. It's a
tree of lights or tree of life for everyone."
For more information, call Ernie Kerr at 778-1934
or Dunne at 778-4060.
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THE ISLANDER M NOV. 8, 2000 M PAGE 5
Commissioners compromise for 2nd Ave. owners
By Ann McGrath
The individuals who have asked the city of Holmes
Beach to vacate Second Avenue may have opened up
Pandora's box as city officials began discussing add-
ing parking at the location.
Resort owners John and Kim Pace of the Aquarius
Beach Resort and Greg and Trisha Mitchell of the
Alamanda Villa fear commissioners will opt for park-
ing and the area will become "a circus" of beachgoers
with loud boombox radios and tailgate picnics.
Attempts at diplomacy grew thin during an Oct. 24
commission work session. It was the third time the
matter had been discussed.
Assistant Superintendent of Public Works Bill
Saunders told commissioners that Holmes Beach has
two options for Second Avenue-placing a parking lot
there or vacating it.
Only a 250-foot section of Second Avenue remains
unvacated. It is an unpaved north-south city street east
of the Manatee County Public Beach, west of the
Aquarius, 105 39th St., and west of the Alamanda, 102
Second Avenue runs in a southerly direction from
the restaurant at the Manatee Public Beach and inter-
sects with 39th Street.
Mayor Carol Whitmore said the commission
should "take baby steps" and make improvements to
the existing street instead of doing anything drastic.
Commissioners agreed that Second Avenue will be
defined cleaned up so that it appears to the public
as a street. They approved placing stop signs at the
northwest corner of 39th Street and the southwest cor-
ner of Second Avenue, placing 5-mph speed limit signs
and placing a barrier parallel to the wall alongside the
Aquarius. The matter will be discussed again in three
If it is vacated, the city would give up title and
adjacent property owners would divide the property
equally. The Aquarius and the Alamanda would get the
The Honles Beach Public Works department has
posted a new 5-mph speed limit and added stop signs
on Second Avenue and 39th Street as a compromise
between the wishes of adjacent property owners.
Some wanted the city to close Second Avenue; others
wanted it to remain open.
upland strip, while the county would get the strip on the
beach side because it abuts Manatee Public Beach.
If the beachside portion of the street becomes a
parking area, vehicles will have access to the upland
strip, Saunders said.
"No way. My God, it's a public beach, not park-
ing." said John Pace.
How the controversy started
The controversy over Second Avenue started in
1991, when Pace bought the Aquarius and neighbor
Fernando Torres used the street to access his beachfront
property. The controversy came to a head Oct. 10 when
Pace told commissioners he wants the street vacated.
At a Sept. 12 commission meeting, Torres asked
commissioners to uphold Holmes Beach law and keep
the street free of obstructions. Torres said Pace uses
Second Avenue for a lounge area, often blocking the
street with chairs.
Pace said Torres and others drive too fast at the
intersection of Second Avenue and 39th Street, where
there is a blind spot, threatening pedestrian safety.
Diplomacy grows thin
But the blind spot Pace complained about is a re-
sult of the Aquarius's four-foot wall and a huge tree,
Saunders said, and both are in violation of a city code.
"That wall and that tree are in violation of the city's
Pace said the Torreses are not entitled to use Sec-
ond Avenue and 39th Street and that their legal en-
trance is on 38th Street, where they own two structures.
At the south end of what is now Second Avenue,
south of the Alamanda, a mailbox displays the address
of the Torreses' property. To the west, where a house
once stood, the Gulf sparkles in the sun.
When Commissioner Rich Bohnenberger and
Commissioner Don Maloney said Torres has no Sec-
ond Avenue property listed on the tax rolls, the Paces
and Mitchells responded from the gallery, "Yes! All
The commissioners' records are not correct, Torres
said. "We have curbside frontage," he claimed, because
the property includes a portion of the previously va-
cated Second Avenue, and abuts Second Avenue south
of the Alamanda Villa.
Torres said the property includes a section of Sec-
ond Avenue that the city vacated in 1956.
Saunders said "3805 Second Ave." may be the
address of a house previously at that location.
Kenneth Alonso, M.D., of Holmes Beach, spoke
on behalf of the Torres family. "The vacation of Sec-
ond Avenue will lead to litigation," Alonso said.
Jane Early, a resident of the 4300 block of Gulf
Drive for 23 years, told commissioners she is against
vacating Second Avenue because new owners have, in
the past, used vacated property for purposes "not fore-
seen by the city."
In favor of vacating
The Paces and the Mitchells say more than 40,000
pedestrians use the area each year. They want the street
vacated and the area turned into a park.
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Well, just a few.
Although not even the most astute political observ-
ers are sticking their necks out far enough to forecast
the presidential election, we're willing to bet on a few
local ballot winners as this newspaper goes to press
Jane von Hahmann of Cortez will top her write-in
opponent Robert Lorzeson for the District 3 seat on the
Manatee County Board of Commissioners. Her district
will include the Island, northwest Bradenton and
The primary was the real victory for von Hahmann,
who managed to unseat incumbent Stan Stephens, run-
ning for his third four-year term.
Stephens was a good commissioner when it came
to big county-wide issues, but we believed the Island
lacked attention on some critical issues during his ten-
ure. We didn't see much of him locally and that cost
Von Hahmann focused on Stephens' low visibility
in the district and she promises to work toward resolv-
ing critical transportation, beach-quality and park fund-
ing issues, for starters.
The District 7 county-wide seat between four-term
incumbent Joe McClash and write-in candidate Lee
Vandergriff will be won by McClash.
He too had a Republican primary opponent: former
Longboat Key Police Chief Wayne McCammon.
McCammon looked to be a formidable challenger,
but mistakes in his campaign strategy caused him to
quit the race. We suspect he was prodded to run by "big
developers," particularly pro-Perico/Arvida interests,
and he didn't have the heart to stand up to bad press he
On the Island, we predict voters will approve the
correction for the Holmes Beach election date. Snafu,
said commissioners, who approved what amounted to
a glitch, which voters unwittingly also approved.
The city-proposed change for election dates was
approved by voters last March, changing regular city
elections from March to the "second Tuesday in No-
The move was designed to save the city $3,000 a
year in election costs by tagging onto county, state and
Unfortunately, no one checked the wording that
establishes the date for general elections, which states
the "first Tuesday after the first Monday in November."
Bradenton Beach voters were asked to approve
changes to the city's charter, but changes were deemed
too numerous to detail on the ballot. Voters had to
make an effort to read the charter changes at city hall
- if they were so inclined.
While the voter turnout may be great this year
thanks to a hotly contested presidential race, we predict
low numbers on the Bradentop Beach charter change
due to apathy, but predict it will pass.
Bradenton Beach is out and out "for" change of
Congratulations to all the election winners and
Thank goodness it's over. The commercials, that is.
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'Awful' restrooms on Island
in need of upgrading
As a resident of Bradenton for the past seven years,
I have noticed how we are growing in Southwest
We enjoy Anna Maria Island beaches and the re-
One of the things not improved on the Island are
the public restrooms. They are unpleasant and dirty. As
tourist season begins the place gets dirtier and crowded.
I do wonder, with all the growth and the possibil-
ity of expensive high rise condos on Perico Island soon
to be built, does the county expect people who buy here
to use our beaches and the awful restrooms?
Manatee County should upgrade these services and
quickly. Someone do something!
Phyllis C. Verzi, Bradenton
An excellent performance
by Island school staff
I am writing to compliment Anna Maria Elemen-
tary School. Someone called the school and threatened
to.kidnap a child. The school immediately called all of
the parents of walker/bike rider students to warn them
and ask if they would like to have a note sent to their
classroom to tell their child to wait to be picked up.
This is yet another example of what an excellent
school this is for our children. The staff at Anna Maria
Elementary really cares about their students and this
shines through every day.
My child is a new student there this year and I am very
happy with the school and the staff. This needs to be said
because too often schools are criticized for what they ne-
glect to do. It must have been very time-consuming to
contact all of us parents, but they took the time.
Cori-Lynn Pinkley, Holmes Beach
More cheers for Charlie, cats
As a result of being out of town, I am late in re-
sponding to your story about Charlie Guy and his cats.
I hope I am not too late to say how pleased I was to read
it and see how it was placed on the front page.
I know Charlie Guy and have worked side by side
with him at the theater. I know he loves cats. I like cats,
too. But that's not why I like the story.
I like the story because it is about kindness in our
small town (Island), maybe unimportant to some but a
change of pace from what the paper usually features.
Charlie's love for these stray cats is legendary and may
seem unnecessary and foolish to some, but it is kind.
He is a kind guy.
And then the mayor steps in and supports Charlie
at the risk of losing some votes from the car owners
who place a higher value on an automobile than on the
life of an animal.
Thank you, David Futch, for writing the story. Thank
you, Bonner Futch, for putting it on the front page. Thank
you, Charlie and Mayor Whitmore, for everything you do
to make this world a kinder place to live.
The poet Naomi Shihab Nye writes "how desolate
the landscape can be / between the regions of kind-
ness." This story shortens the distance a little for me.
Anne Fasulo, Anna Maria
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By Mary Fulford Green
Open letter to DOT
regarding Cortez Road
It has been a long time since I have tried to connect
with our friends and relatives in the area. Perhaps some
of you will be interested in this report.
You may have read of the proposed third lane on
Cortez Road, adjacent to the Historic Cortez Fishing
Village. Did you hear that 80 percent of the residents
have stated that they did not want a third lane? The
Manatee County Board of Commissioners seemed un-
able to comprehend that as a clear message. So it ap-
proved the third lane.
I do not know how Islanders feel about this. Seems
that the purpose is to expedite traffic to the islands. Is
it also a ploy to reopen the issue of a new Cortez
Bridge? Remember that the original plan by the Florida
Department of Transportation was to put two spans
across and to widen Gulf Drive.
As I remember, this would include taking 40 feet
on each side of Gulf Drive. Oh well, there goes the
neighborhood Bradenton Beach, that is.
Seems that our best bet is to appeal to David
Twiddy, the DOT District 1 Secretary. So I wrote him
my concerns. Maybe you want to contact him. Any-
way. I am sharing most of my letter.
According to my letter from our county planning
department, you are assuring the residents of Cortez
that there will be collaboration. This is to suggest that
the recent actions are a bit premature. I am appealing
to you to backtrack and plan this proposed third lane as
it should be done. Please consider the following:
1. There has not been a true public hearing held by
the DOT. This would have identified the design alter-
natives, and considered the impact of additional ve-
hides on traffic on the Island communities.
2. More than 80 percent of the residents who at-
tended an impromptu meeting voted against third
3. There has not been a traffic destination study.
One would probably show that the majority of the cars
are headed for Longboat Key. Is it not now time to se-
riously consider a bridge from 53rd Avenue across
Long Bar to either the south end of Anna Maria Island
or Longboat Key?
4. A third lane of any description would have a
negative impact on the National Register Historic Dis-
trict. Those living south would not be able to safely
access the only grocery in the area, the 15 teens living
north would not be able to safely cross on bicycles to
go to their jobs or to other events, and the senior resi-
dents living north will not be able to safely cross to the
post office, cafe or Laundromat.
5. When the road was four-laned, residents were
assured by your office that the road from 119th Street
to the bridge (127th Street) would remain a two-lane
road. That is a promise we ask you to keep.
6. We have been told that you do not have to have
a public hearing and do not have to consider the nega-
tive impact because no federal funds will be used. I
question whether or not the Florida Bureau of Historic
Preservation will give an OK for such a negative im-
pact on this historic district, which is significant at both
the local and state level.
All we are asking for is safety of the children, eld-
erly residents, and preservation of this 111-year-old
historic village. For more than three years we have tried
to get relief.
We asked the county to post four-way stops on
45th Avenue to slow traffic through the village. We
received two-way stops, which expedited traffic.
We have asked that the traffic signal at 119th Street
be designed so that residents can safely exit to the left.
(Take a look at the ones at 43rd Street and 53rd Av-
enue.) No action by DOT.
We asked for a pedestrian crossing at 123rd Street
for the safety of our children getting off the school bus
and all trying to shop at the Cortez Market. We were
denied this by DOT on the assumption that such gave
a false sense of safety. Now with a third turn lane all
of these will have to dash to that lane and wait to safely
THE ISLANDER NOV. 8, 2000 U PAGE 7
cro;,'- 1 ,is is truly a suicide lane as evidenced by the
many deaths on 14th Street in Bradenton. The number
of d'n!hs will e calate due to the impaired drivers re-
lLi'iii;!g oinl a day at the beach.
There is some support for a traffic signal at 124th
Street exit to facilitate traffic to the Coast Guard Sta-
tion and to allow one additional exit for all residents.
In summary, I am curious as to which "powers that
be" want this third lane. Does someone falsely assume
that with it a replacement bridge at Cortez will now be
easier to get? If yes, then they do not know that federal
funds cannot be used to negatively impact a historic
district. I trust you will so inform them.
Again, I ask that you honor the promise to keep the
Road from 119th Street to the bridge a two-lane road.
Please consider correcting the design of the traffic sig-
nal at 119th Street and a four-way stop at 123rd and/
or a signal at 124th.
I trust that this matter is serious enough to warrant
your attention. It is not too late for the DOT to sched-
ule a real public hearing.
Thank you for your careful consideration of the
issues which I have raised. Currently, I live east but
have plans to occupy my historic home in the village,
so you see I am trying to be able to cross the road safely
in my own old age.
The address for voicing your concerns is:
Mr. David Twiddy, Secretary
Florida Department of Transportation
District One Headquarters
P.O. Box 1249
Bartow, FL 33831-1249
Well, we have had one successful campaign and
we will have a new county commissioner Jane von
Hahmann for the Cortez-Island district this week. If
you are one of the thousands who are disenfranchised
by the "write-in" candidate, I hope you will join me in
asking that the state attorney investigate to see if indeed
a state law has been broken.
There is another important campaign being waged.
I was curious as to campaign financing. Is it true that
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Fall Cleanup a success
Anna Maria's city-sponsored cleanup event made for a busy day at city hall Nov.
4, with residents unloading trucks and trunks filled with debris and refuse. Here
resident Phil Balducci is assisted by Waste Management employee Jack Jackson.
Islander Photo: Laurie Krosney
Distribution planned for Island
school's grade 'A' reward check
By Diana Bogan
As a result of meeting Manatee
County School District's criteria for
ranking as an "A" school, Anna
Maria Elementary School received a
check in September for $38,216, rep-
resenting approximately $100 per
Criteria used to assess a school's
performance are determined by the
results of the Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Tests in reading, writing
and math given to fourth- and fifth-
grade students each year.
Schools are free to spend the
money as they see fit. Principal Tim
Kolbe met with other "A" schools,
Island school staff members and
Anna Maria's School Advisory
Council to determine the best use of
the funds for the Island school.
His final proposal distributes 90
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 7
we have the best representative that
money can buy? I was astonished to
learn that some $58,300 has been con-
tributed through July, just from political
action committees and special interests.
Are voters becoming incidental?
Yes, if we do not speak out. Person-
ally, I do not want outsiders sending
funds for my district representative's
campaign. I do believe that the one who
pays the piper also calls the tune.
I seriously ask when will he have
time to pay attention to the district needs
if he is doing all the things that these
contribution are buying?
I noted contributions from Chicago,
Ohio, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Philadel-
phia, Palm Beach, Jacksonville,
Sarasota, Tampa, Alabama, New York,
Clewiston, North Carolina, Mulberry,
Houston, Ft. Myers, St. Pete, Orlando,
percent of the funds for staff bonuses,
leaving the remaining balance to pur-
chase Accelerated Reader books or
other classroom needs.
Those eligible for the bonus in-
clude aides, cafeteria workers, custo-
dians and administrative staff as well
as teachers who were employed for
all or part of the 1999-00 school year.
Bonuses will be based on the percent-
age of time employed during that
The School Advisory Council,
which has a large constituency of par-
ents, approved the proposal at its Oct.
26 meeting. The school is awaiting
final approval from the school board.
Cheryl Bennett, a secretary in the
school's administrative office, says
that it's likely that the school board
will approve the proposal and that if
all goes well they hope to have the
bonuses distributed by December.
and West Palm Beach. Everything from
Big Sugar to the phosphate, road con-
struction, gambling, banking, health
care, insurance and alcoholic beverage
industries. Is this much money needed?
Think about it when you get that slick
paper mailout or watch that lovely TV
episode where we hear all that has been
We have much to think about.
The people of Yugoslavia de-
manded that their vote count. Our 17
Navy personnel gave up their tomor-
rows for our today. Freedom is not free.
We can consider the effect of such cam-
paign financing and make certain that
our vote will count. One thing for sure
is that we can send someone to Tallahas-
see who will fight for campaign financ-
ing reform. I do hope you are riled up
enough to get involved. We owe that to
the 17 who died for our freedom and to
all the others who gave their all since
THE ISLANDER M NOV. 8, 2000 M PAGE 9
Seafood Harvest will spice up Island Shopping Center
Democracy brings its reggae, Cortez offers up stone
crab claws and oysters and a margarita bar will serve up
special concoctions for the first Anna Maria Island Sea-
food Harvest Festival.
For mullet lovers, the Anna Maria Island Privateers
will be smoking a favorite local fish mullet.
Jeff Hancock of Anna Maria Island Wines & Spirits
has contacted friends at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville
restaurant and they're sending up props to give the festi-
val the proper atmosphere.
Sponsored by the Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce, the Nov. 18 event is scheduled from 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. at the Island Shopping Center at the corner of
Marina and Gulf drives in Holmes Beach.
The blues/funkadelic band Das Funk Haus brings its
special funky sound to the fair. And children will have
plenty of games to play, while food from several local
... and festival gets
In a special meeting at 8 a.m. Oct. 30 Holmes
Beach city commissioners approved alcohol sales
at an Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
"Seafood Harvest Festival" scheduled to be held
Nov. 18 in the parking lot of the Island Shopping
Center in Holmes Beach.
Commissioners met after Police Chief Jay
Romine wrote a letter requesting their approval of
a temporary use permit for the festival where the
Chamber proposed to sell alcohol.
restaurants will sooth the palate.
Island restaurants committed to the fest include the Ed
Chiles triad of the Sandbar, Beach House and Mar Vista.
Aaaargh! Privateers for Miss Duffy
And, Miss Duffy bfr the Anna Maria Island Privateers! Holmes Beach Commissioner and proprietress for 30
years of Duffy's Tavern Pat Geyer, center, celebrates both her tenure in business and her 70th birthday Nov. 4
(at a whopper of a party at St. Bernard Catholic Church. Geyer invited guests to contribute to the Privateers'
fund for a new parade float and her friends obliged to the tune of about $5,000, give or take, according to
husband Ed. Raftles funds, silent auction prizes, food, beer and wine donations and out-and-out cash gifts all
went to the Privateer cause. Islander Photo: Bonner Futch
OK for alcohol sales
A Holmes Beach city ordinance prohibits the
sale of alcoholic beverages on public property or
any public parking area used by patrons of an es-
tablishment where alcoholic beverages are sold.
"I think we need to amend our code to allow the
sale or consumption of alcoholic beverages at events
on public property under certain restrictions, as long
as they're under the control of a bona fide not-for-
profit agency," said Commissioner Rich
Bohnenberger before the meeting was adjourned.
John Home is bringing back some Anna Maria Oyster Bar
favorites and Chef Gator of Bistro at Island's End will
prepare some his Louisiana-influenced dishes.
Brian's Sunnyside Up and Domino's Pizza of Holmes
Beach are bringing the egg yummies and pepperoni pizza.
Paradise Bagels will be on hand with plenty of cream
cheese and special goodies for its bagels.
Chamber Executive Director Maryann Brockman
said the shopping center's parking lot will be closed to
traffic so artists, restaurants and businesses can set up
shop. Parking will be across the street at the First Union
Bank and Marina Bay restaurant lots.
"With the children and the games," she said, "we
can't afford to have cars driving through."
The chamber has planned for arts and crafts booths in
the center of the parking lot.
Merchants at the center are planning their own offer-
ings on the sidewalks in front of their stores and restau-
The chamber is putting on a raffle and Brockman said
any prize donation is welcome.
In addition, the chamber will be manning a booth
serving beer and wine.
Publix is donating turkeys just in time for Thanksgiv-
ing and the chamber will raffle one off every hour, on the
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Anna Maria
Island Community Center and the World of Works, a
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Sand sculptures, from the whimsical and wild to
the earnest, will compete this weekend in Sandblast
2000 for some prizes as unique as the event itself.
The first annual Sandblast will see contestants start
from scratch in 15 by 15 foot plots assigned to them in
front of the Beach House Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive,
Four hours, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., will be allotted
to construction projects, judging from 1 to 2 p.m., fol-
lowed by the awards ceremony. Prizes will be the
Golden Bucket and Shovel Award, the Silver Shovel
and the Bronze Bucket.
The event is the joint creation of Ed Chiles, owner
of the Beach House, and Keep Manatee Beautiful's ex-
ecutive director, Ingrid McClelland. Proceeds will go
to the beautification organization.
And proceeds may well be considerable each
competitor is to be sponsored by a business for a $300
tax-deductible entry fee.
For four days leading up to the contest, entrants
have been offered instruction and advice by represen-
tatives of Team Sandstastic, world champion sand
sculptors from Sarasota. Sandstastic members will
judge Saturday's offerings.
Sand plots will be assigned on a first-come, first
served basis starting at 8:30 Saturday morning. Sand
from the sculptor's plot, adjacent walkways and the
beach may be used, but none may be brought in.
Tools of the art will be trowels, spades, shovels,
spatulas, spoons, rakes, brooms, buckets, garbage cans
and wood forms, said Chiles.
Arts, crafts show this weekend
Anna Maria Fallfest, an arts, crafts and food festi-
val, will take place Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 11 and
12, at the Holmes Beach City Hall field.
The-arts and crafts festival will feature a mix of
jewelry, photography, fine arts, clothing and crafts.
Hours for the event are 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. both
days, with admission and parking free.
The festival is a benefit for the Wildlife Education
& Rehabilitation Center Inc. of Bradenton Beach.
More information may be obtained at 927-0692.
Mote aquarium chief
talks to Friends of Library
Friends of the Island Branch Library will hear
Daniel Bebak, director of Mote Marine Aquarium, at
a public meeting at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14.
Bebak's presentation will be the second in the Is-
land organization's 2000-01 Program Series and will
be at the library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
He will discuss current research and programs for
Mote Marine Laboratory, which is on City Island at the
south end of New Pass bridge. As well as being direc-
tor of the aquarium there, he heads Mote's education
center and its electronic media and broadcasting re-
sources. Since 1988, he has been technical advisor for
the JASON deep-sea project and is cofounder of the
Sea Trek and O.C.E.A.N. programs.
The library's program is free and open to the pub-
lic, no tickets necessary and seating on a first-come
basis. Further information is available at 778-6341.
Holiday Fashion Show
planned by Woman's Club
The Woman's Club of Ai a Maria Island will
have its third annual Holiday Fashion Show at noon
Wednesday, Nov. 15, at El Conquistador Country
Club, 4350 El Conquistador Pkwy., Bradenton.
Theme of the event will be "Happy First Millen-
nium Birthday Celebration." The cost is $25 and res-
ervations are required. Call 778-2427 or 778-7865.
Fashions will be modeled by Nina Compton, Sarah
Maloney, Ginny Smith, Priscilla Seewald, Margaret Art,
Joann Driscoll, Mary Jane Moore and Lillian Meyer.
Garden club changes date
The Island,Garden Club has changed its meeting
day this month to Tuesday, Nov. 14, at the Church of
the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
. The 6:30 p.m. meeting was changed from Thursday,
Nov. 1,6, and will feature.a potluck dinner. It is open to any
gardener, said Arthur Koelsch,-who added that reserva-
tions may be made and prospective members lmay obtain
further information by calling him at 778-4432.
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Erosion control line
public hearing Nov. 29
A public hearing to "draw a line in the sand"
between public and private property prior to next
year's beach renourishment project is scheduled
for Nov. 29.
The hearing is part of the process to establish
an erosion control line in Anna Maria. The line
has already been established in Bradenton Beach
and Holmes Beach. Now, the Island's northern-
most city must agree to the Gulf boundary to join
into the beach renourishment project.
The Nov. 29 meeting will be held at Anna
Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, beginning at
Next-door receptions Friday
for artist, photographer
Two side-by-side receptions for painter Mary
DuCharme and for photographer Allen Avis will begin
at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at the Island Shopping
Center in Holmes Beach.
DuCharme, who paints as Hadije, will be honored
at exhibits opening that night at both the Artists Guild
of Anna Maria Island, 5414 Marina Drive, and next
door at Phoenix Frame, 5416 Marina Drive.
Also honored at Phoenix Frame will be Avis, with
photographic exhibit there. He and other photographers
will be honored also at a reception at Phoenix on Dec.
The exhibits will be open at regular hours at both
establishments: Artists Guild from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, and
Phoenix Frame 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday
and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Further information may be obtained from the Art-'
ists Guild at 778-2424 and from Phoenix Frame at 778-
Poinsettia Bazaar this weekend
by St. Bernard Guild
St. Bernard Guild will stage its annual Poinsettia
Bazaar Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 11 and 12, at the
Welsmiller Activity Center, 248 S. Harbor Drive,
The event will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days.,
and will include hand-crafted items and foods.
Booths will have Christmas items, novelties, tow-
els, crocheted and knit items, baby goods and other
features. Plants will be sold. A white elephant booth
will sell items old and new. Another booth will sell
The kitchen will serve chili, hot dogs, sandwiches
and chicken tetrazzini dinner with green beans and
dessert all day Saturday, and doughnuts will be served
Further information may be obtained by calling
Privateers will smoke mullet
The Anna Maria Island Privateers will stage a Sat-
urday Mullet Smoke on Nov. 11 at the Seahorse Raw
Bar and Grill. 12012 Cortez Road W. in the village of
Featured will be mullet fresh caught and smoked
by Privateers on the scene. The event will start at 8 a.m.
and go until sold out, according to Privateers' spokes-
person Bruce Witton.
The proceeds will go to the Privateers' fund drive
for a new parade float. Contact Witton evenings for
further information at 747-1308.
Chamber card exchange
scheduled next Wednesday
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
will sponsor a business card exchange from 5 to 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 15, at the First National Bank, 5324
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Further information is
available at 778-1541.
Motivational speaker to appear
at Community Center
Stephen Edwards, motivational speaker who has
addressed 1,500 companies and audiences of more than
1,000 persons each, will speak next week at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center. ,
His address will be from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Cen-
ter, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City. His seminars
normally cost $1,000, said the Center, but this one is
free to the first 100 persons who call 778-1908 for a
"His programs help businesses and individuals
achieve their goals and realize their vision by focusing
on communication skills and self-empowerment," said
Sandee Pruett of the Centers' staff.
Early settlers bread going on sale
Fresh-baked early settlers bread once again will be
on sale at the Anna Maria Island Historical Society
museum every Wednesday, the group has announced.
The bread is baked by members of the society and
will be on sale for $2.50 a loaf at 402 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria City. Hours of the admission-free museum are
10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Satur-
day. Further information is available at 778-0492.
Manatee butterfly chapter
meets Sunday afternoon
The North American Butterfly Association-Manatee
Chapter will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday. Nov. 12, at Redeemer
Lutheran Church, 6311 Third Ave. W., Bradenton.
Dennis Kastner, photography chairman, will show
photos illustrating the life cycle of butterflies and of the
butterfly gardens found in Manatee County, including
the new one at Holmes Beach City Hall. Further infor-
mation may be.obtained at 747-8045.
Chapel sets schedule
Sunday in November and thereafter, the Longboat
Island Chapel will have informal worship at 8:30 a.m.,
adult Bible study at 9:40 a.m., and traditional service at
The Rev. Dr. Kenneth Gill, senior pastor, announced
the schedule for the chapel at 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
He said the Adult Study Group will be led by Rev. Charles
Shook in the upstairs meeting room.
A new study gn..the book "Conversations With
God" by Neale Donald Walsh also will be at 9:'40 a.m.
Sunday. It will be in the Little Chapel and be facilitated
by Rob Crafts and Peggy Kulik. assisted by the Rev.
Cleda Anderson. associate pastor.
Sunday evenings a Discovery Bible Study will be
led by Treva Anderson from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Monday the Fresh Start group will meet in the
fellowship hall at 7 p.m. for support for those coping
with difficult times.
Wednesday will see Religion in Life programs
starting with a potluck dinner starting at 5 p.m., with
the program beginning at 6 p.m.
Details may be obtained at 383-1947.
Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy
opens on Longboat Key
It'll be strictly business at the new Medicine
Shoppe Pharmacy, which opened Nov. 6 at 5380
Gulf of Mexico Drive on Longboat Key.
Devan Patel, R.Ph., says professional health
care service is the focus of his new pharmacy.
"I'm not interested in being known for sell-
ing cosmetics and candy-but, more importantly,
for providing a community source for medication
information and service. I stock only prescription
medicines, vitamins and health care products."
This pharmacy is part of a growing chain of
more than 1,100 independently owned stores.
"The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy lets me do
what I do best serve customers personally,"
Because he can concentrate on pharmacy, he
will provide extensive customer services includ-
ing medication counseling, tracking drug interac-
tions and guaranteed 15-minute prescription ser-
Additionally, the Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy
will offer a large selection of supplies and ser-
Patel will also offer free, locally sponsored
preventive health care screenings to check people
for signs of various conditions such as diabetes
and blood pressure.
A week of grand opening festivities were
scheduled beginning Nov. 6.
Boat parade just around corner
Christmas may seem way down the road, but its
annual Lighted Boat Parade is a bare three weeks away.
Pick a theme, get some lights, start decorating!
The annual holiday event; sponsored each year by The
Islander newspaper, is scheduled for the evening of Dec.
2, rendezvousing in Birnini Bay before setting sail at 6
p.m. Sailboats are especially needed, say organizers.
The parade will travel the Grand Canal to Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church, then to the Key Royale bridge where
judges will be waiting at DanlParsons' home adjacent to
the bridge, then onward through Bimini Bay and along the
shore to the Rod & Reel Pier returning back south to
the city pier.
The Anna Maria City Pier will be closed for the event,
and for good reason.,A fireworks show will take place
when the boat parade returns to the city pier at about 8 p.m.
Pyrotechnical expert Jim Taylor of Holmes Beach
once again will touch off the display. He too is look-
ing for sponsors to help pay for his rocketry.
Businesses are donating to the parade in the form
of gift certificates for the winning boaters, with judg-
ing in powerboat, sail and commercial divisions.
Entry forms are available at retail businesses all
along the Island, including The Islander offices at 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Further information may
be obtained from Chuck Stealey at 778-3907.
Boyce Brandom, 90, of Bradenton and formerly Anna
Maria City. died Nov. 2 in Blake Medical Center.
Born in Bethany. Mo., he came to Manatee County
Irom Ridgewood. N.J.. in 1977. He was a chief engi-
neer with Colorite Plastics.
Mr. Brandom was an Anna Maria City commissioner
from 1980-86. He was a deacon at Roser Memorial Com-
munity Church, a member of the Roser Men's Club and
a member of the Anna Maria Historical Society.
Services will be 3 p.m. Nov. 13 at Roser Memorial
Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Me-
morial contributions may be made to Roser Memorial
Community Church Missions, P.O. Box 247, Anna
Maria FL 34216.
He is survived by daughters Betsy Gudz of
Northbend, Wash., and Barbara Tucker of Bradenton;
son Robert of Pittsburgh; brother Allen of Missouri;
eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Robert H. Costello
Robert H. Costello, 83, of Holmes Beach, died
Nov. 5 in Cabot Pointe.
Born in Chicago, Mr. Costello came to Manatee
County from Riverdale, Ill., in 1979. He was president
at Pullman Bank and Trust, Chicago, for 39 years. He
served as a captain in the U.S. Army during World War
II, where he received a Bronze Star and Purple Heart.
He was a member of the Key Royale Golf Club.
Memorial Mass will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday,
Nov. 8, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor
Drive. Holmes Beach. Memorial contributions may be
made to Alzheimer's Association, 1230 S. Tuttle Ave.,
Sarasota FL 34239. Griffith-Cline Funeral Homes, Is-
land Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Betty M.; daughter Patricia
Slovak of Chicago; sons Michael of Minneapolis, Wil-
liam of Phoenix, and James of Chicago; eight grand-
children; and a great-grandchild.
Harriet 'Bunny' Protiva
Harriet "Bunny" Protiva, 90, died Nov. 3.
Services will be in Tampa at a later date. Schramka
Densow Funeral Home, Milwaukee, Wis., is in charge
She is survived by daughters Frances'"Jess" Kruse
of Odessa, Fla., and Harriet (Hensley) Foster of Jack-
son, Wis.; godson Dr. William Bystrom of Holmes
Beach; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
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'Florida Goes to War'
museum's Vets Day exhibit
"Florida Goes to War" is being exhibited at the
Anna Maria Island Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria City, in a special observance of Veterans
Day, Saturday, Nov. 11.
The extensive exhibit will be open free to the pub-
lic during the museum's regular hours, 10 a.m. to 3
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.
The display is from the Florida Humanities Council
and includes newspaper headlines and photos of Dec. 8,
1941, detailing the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor the
day before, which took America into World War II.
Another section of the exhibit tells of wartime
shortages, wreckage washed ashore from German sub-
marine attacks on U.S. ships, civilian patrols along
beaches, and other effects of the war on the state.
The book "Living on Anna Maria Island During
World War II," with photos of Islanders and their lives
then, is included, along with military uniforms and
other mementos. Details are available at 778-0492.
Art on the Avenue festival
has room for artists
Art on the Avenue has a few spaces left for artists
who wish to display and sell their original works at the
12th annual festival Nov. 18, said the sponsoring
Longboat Key Center for the Arts.
The fine arts festival is staged annually at Avenue of
the Flowers shopping center on the Saturday before
Thanksgiving, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. It attracts from
5,000 to 7,000 residents and visitors each year, said a cen-
It is open to artists wishing to sell paintings, sculp-
ture, jewelry, pottery, fiber arts, glass and other cre-
ations. Details may be obtained at 383-2345.
Holmes Beach soldier finishes
Army Pvt. Christopher A. Watson has completed
both basic and advanced training at the Army Infantry
School, Fort Benning, Ga. The son of Greg M. and
Vicki J. Lansen of Holmes Beach, he is a 1998 gradu-
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Diana Kaeding brings her special talent as a so-
prano to the Anna Maria Island Community Orches-
tra & Chorus at 2 p.m. Nov. 12. Kaeding will sing
solo pieces by J.S. Bach (Cantata No. 51) and F.P.
Schubert (Mass in G) at the Island Baptist Church,
8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. In addition, the
orchestra will perform one of W.A. Mozart's most
beloved pieces, Symphony No. 9 in C. Alfred
Gershfeld is artistic director and James Forssell is
Arts is topic for Beth Israel
Patricia Caswell will discuss the state of the arts in
Manatee and Sarasota counties at a meeting of the Beth
Israel Women organization at 12:30 p.m. Monday,
Nov. 13, at Temple Beth Israel, 567 Bay Isles Road,
Caswell is executive director of the Sarasota Coun-
cil on the Arts. The meeting is open to the public. De-
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PTO Meeting is open to all
The Parent-Teacher Organization's Fall Fest drew
approximately 700-1,000 people last week, and the
organization grossed $15,950.50 before expenses.
Community members interested in the PTO's up-
coming projects and programs are welcome to attend
the organization's monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Nov. 14, in the auditorium.
Third-grade students from Anna Maria Elementary
School will perform.the musical "The Patriots" follow-
ing the meeting.
Widows, widowers share
experiences at Monday meet
Widows and widowers of Anna Maria Island,
Cortez and Longboat Key will share experiences at a
meeting Monday at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City.
The meeting at 9:30 a.m. is sponsored by the
Manatee Widowed Persons Service of the American
Association of Retired Persons. Details may be ob-
tained at 778-1908 or 750-8023.
Center seeking instructors in
holiday crafts 11 8 jh
Islanders with a flair for holiday crafts are being
sought as instructors in the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center adult program.
A Center spokesperson said especially needed are
people "with an artistic flair for holiday decorating,
creating eye-catching floral arrangements and
decoupage skills." Also high on the Center's list are
people who can stencil, crochet or quilt.
Prospective volunteers for instructing classes in
these specialties may call 778-1908 for further infor-
mation and to sign up.
Kristallnacht service Friday
A Kristallnacht Sabbath service, marking the anni-
versary of the "night of broken glass" in the Nazis'
persecution of Jews, will be Friday, Nov. 10, at Temple
Beth Israel, 567 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key.
The service begins at 8 p.m. and is open to the
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corporations from the United States, Canada and
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the organizing committee. The group dined at Ooh
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Anna Maria to have newsletter
The first issue of Anna Maria City's newsletter is
slated for publication the first week in December.
Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh sent a memo to that effect
addressed to the city clerk, the public works and building
departments and the sheriffs office. Copies of the memo
were also sent to city commissioners.
Deffenbaugh said the newsletter will be available
at city hall and at the post office.
Commissioner Bob Barlow has agreed to help co-
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day, Nov. 17.
Time will be spent each day to celebrate reading,
writing, education and community volunteers. Activi-
ties planned include creating an appreciation banner to
thank the community and parents for their support,
writing about someone who has made a difference in
their lives and a school-wide ice cream party.
Volunteers are also being asked to read to
classes on Thursday, Nov. 16. Volunteers can read
a book the class has already started or choose one of
their own favorites to share. To sign up as a volun-
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She once was lost, but now she's found
By Ann McGrath
Snow, a pedigreed 17-month-old American Es-
kimo.belonging to Judy and Marion Duncan, bolted
through an opening in the gate, escaping her backyard
on Willow Street Oct. 21. She was afraid of the fire-
works finale at the Anna Maria Art Festival, Judy said.
Judy and Marion immediately walked around the
area to look for her, and drove around looking for her,
to no avail.
The next day, they distributed 50 posters to Island
businesses to announce the dog's disappearance.
They called police stations, local vets, animal con-
trol and the Humane Society, but no one had seen
Snow. They put "lost" ads in newspapers.
At church services the next day, they asked mem-
bers of the Island Baptist Church to pray for Snow's
return. Prayer groups were formed locally, and as far
away as Hawaii, the Duncans said.
During that week, in four different Island locations,
there were reports of "Snow sightings," one as far away
as the King Fish Boat Ramp.
On the eighth day of her disappearance, Bill and
Betsy Roe found Snow on the beach near 79th Street.
They took her into their home, fed and protected her,
but they didn't know she was a lost dog, since they
hadn't seen the posters.
On the fourth day following Snow's "rescue,"
the Roes' friends, who had been staying across the
street, were preparing to leave for their home in an-
As the couples were saying goodbye, their friends
asked about Snow, saying they would be happy to take
her with them on their trip and keep her for their own.
At that moment, a carpenter who had been work-
ing on 79th Street happened to notice Snow. He told the
Roes he had seen Snow's picture on a "lost dog" poster
at Jessie's Market in Holmes Beach.
The Roes went immediately to Jessie's Market to
get Snow's owners' name and address.
When Judy and Marion Duncan got home from
church on Sunday, "miraculously" the Roes and Snow
were waiting for them.
Snow had been crying, said Bill and Betsy Roe.
She must have missed her brother Fairbanks, said
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local residents Larry Adams and Cindy Graves.
During the past 17 months, the four dogs have at-
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on the Island gave us in finding Snow," said both Judy
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THE ISLANDER 0 NOV. 8, 2000 U PAGE 15
California dreaming comes true for Island youth
By Ann McGrath
Yes, Zachary, dreams really do come true. Fifteen-
year-old Zachary Hughes of Holmes Beach, got his
dream to go back to Newport Beach, Calif., to see a few
close friends Oct. 19.
Zachary was diagnosed with metastatic
osteosarcoma (bone cancer) in January 1999 and has
fought the disease ever since. Only three to five of ev-
ery million kids are diagnosed with this type of cancer
Zach's dream-come-true was arranged by the
Suncoast Children's Dream Fund, a non-profit organi-
zation that has been making dreams come true for se-
riously ill children on the West Coast of Florida since
Zach. along with mother Annie, and 17-year-old
sister Rachel, traveled to Newport Beach on a Delta
flight from Tampa International Airport. After the
scheduled five-night vacation was over, they were hav-
ing so much fun with friends, their host, Newport
Beach Marriott & Tennis Resort, offered an additional
night's stay, said Annie.
Zachary's friends met him at the resort and spent
all the time they could with him, Annie said.
Several of his dirt-biking friends took him to the
park in a "monster truck." With a display of strong will,
Zach got into the truck by holding the door handle with
his "good arm" and standing up on his wheelchair,
Annie said. He enjoyed visiting places where he used
to go dirt biking and surfing, and he went to lunch with
friends at the Hard Rock Cafe.
Love of life, will to live
Only 20 to 25 percent of patients with metastatic
osteosarcoma survive the disease.
Zachary Hughes wants to beat those odds.
"His will to live is so strong!" said Zach's mom.
"He told me. 'I want to grow up and have children. I
want to take care of you in your old age.'"
"Zach has a love for life. He's so charismatic. He
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ing that everyone who knows Zach loves him.
He likes skateboarding, surfing, dirt biking and
horseback riding, Annie said. He was always inter-
ested in learning new things, she said, and he is self-
disciplined to the point that he taught himself each
He has a lot of friends, Annie said, and every ani-
mal loves him, as well.
Two dogs, Honey and Baby, and Cootie the cat,
long-time family pets, came along when the family
moved from Huntington Beach to Anna Maria in June
"Honey has been Zach's dog for over three years.
Baby is a dog he found and brought home to his best friend
- his sister. Cootie is more than 10 years old and has
moved with the family more than once," Annie said.
The Island area is "home" for the former Annie
Ferencz, who attended Palmetto High School and worked
at Burdine's for 10 years before moving out West.
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Annie finds new strength in adversity
The experience of having a sick child and being a
single mother has made her a stronger person, Hughes
said. She's begun to think about things on a higher
"It really opens your eyes so much wider to other
people's needs," Annie said. "When I get through this,
I can see myself working to help others."
For Christmas 1998, Zach received a new wet suit.
At that time he surfed two to three times a week, his
mother said. When two weeks went by and he hadn't
been surfing, Annie asked why and Zach said "My arm
hurts too much."
Soon after, he was diagnosed with the rare form of
When Annie hears people talking about everyday
problems in life and relationships, such as boyfriend
trouble, she thinks they are fortunate to have those
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A long-time resident of
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While employed at the
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Many folks will remember her quarterly plant
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Golf Club and local art club.
Jessie is survived by her sister, Helen
Harford of Lexington, Mass., her son, Roger
Byron of Holmes Beach and her daughter, Mrs.
Marcia Clark of Bradenton. She also leaves two
step- daughters, three grandchildren and three
great grandchildren. Her gentle message to us
all "Miss me, but let me go."
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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 15
problems and not something devastating such as what
she is going through now.
Disease takes financial, emotional toll
Hughes moved to the Island in June 2000 shortly
after doctors told her Zach's chemotherapy treatments
were no longer working. Zach wanted to be near his
father, Chad Hughes, and two of her brothers, all of
whom live in Cortez, she said, and she wanted to grant
Zach's every wish.
After struggling for several years to raise two chil-
dren alone, and for the past year and a half to help Zach
beat cancer, Annie said she wanted to live near family.
"It's devastating, just devastating, both financially
and emotionally, to be a single mother with a seriously
ill child," Annie said.
After Zach was diagnosed, Annie continued to
work in cosmetics, a 22-year career for her, but the
work was demanding and Zach's medical care required
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so much of her time, she had to take a 90-day family
medical leave to avoid losing the job, she said.
For several months, Annie drove Zach from
Huntington Beach to the University of California at
Los Angeles more than an hour's drive one way
- for chemotherapy treatments. "Many times I
would go outside, sit on the steps and cry my eyes
out, but Zach never complained about the treat-
ments," Hughes said. "Everyone is really moved by
Zach and amazed at what a strong and courageous
person he is," she said.
In January and June of 1999 Zach had bone sur-
gery. He received chemotherapy treatments in the fall.
He had lung surgery in January and March 2000. In
April 2000 doctors told them the chemo was no longer
working, Annie said.
Annie said doctors and nurses ask how she toler-
ates the stress. Some parents all but abandon their chil-
dren when they are seriously ill with cancer, only vis-
iting the hospital for a few minutes at a time, health
care professionals told her.
For Annie, time with Zach is "precious." They've
had time to love, to nurture and enjoy each other, Annie
Currently Zach is under hospice care at home, and
oxygen assists his breathing.
As Zach's illness progressed and her stress inten-
sified, Annie's doctor suggested she take a disability
leave so she could afford to take care of Zach, but now
those funds are depleted. To make matters worse, the
family lost its home last week when the lease ended.
The kindness of strangers
Zach, Annie and Rachel have not received finan-
cial help from family, so instead they have relied on the
kindness of strangers.
"The people you count on aren't there for you, but
people you don't expect are willing to help, and we are
very thankful," Annie said. "The help of friends and
strangers who have become our friends has kept us
going. I think God provided all along."
When money ran out last week and the family had
no where to live, an agent at Island Real Estate who had
read about Zach in an August edition of Thelslander,
located a house for the family for a reduced rent, which
will be paid from donated funds. The individual provid-
ing the house wishes to remain anonymous, said rental
manager Bill Burnley.
Before making the rental arrangement, the realty
company contacted Zach's other family members,
Annie said, but the family didn't offer to help.
But the help they have received from "strangers"
is overwhelming, Annie said, and she is very thankful.
She said the principal at Talbert Middle School in
Huntington Beach, Calif., where Zach attended school,
held monthly fundraisers to help the family, and con-
tinues to send, cards, letters, and support.
Their church in California, where Zach and Annie
were baptized together last spring, and where Zach
received a standing ovation when he visited last week,
also held fundraisers. Other help has come from the
National Children's Cancer Fund and Hospice of
In August, the people of Cortez held a fundraiser
for Zach and gave him a boat.
PLEASE SEE ZACH, NEXT PAGE
How dream fund began
In 1981 a story went out over Associated
Press wires that 8-year-old Fransie Geringer of
South Africa, who suffered with the aging disease
progeria, dreamed of meeting his hero, Pinocchio.
The Sunshine City Jaycees of St. Petersburg re-
sponded by raising money to bring Fransie and his
family to Florida.
After the visit, excess funds from the trip were
offered to members of Fransie's family. However,
it was the family's wish that the funds be used to
help other children.
The Jaycees formed a non-profit organization
to help children on the West Coast of Florida -
Suncoast Children's Dream Fund.
The Dream Fund fulfills wishes for children
ages 3-18 who have been diagnosed with a life-
threatening illness. A child does not have to be ter-
minally ill to qualify for a dream, nor is a dream
necessarily the child's "last wish."
Referrals are received from seven area hospi-
tals, including Shands Hospital of Gainesville,
Tampa Children's Hospital, University Commu-
nity Hospital of Tampa, and All Children's Hos-
pital in St. Petersburg.
The types of dreams vary greatly, said Joanne
Lanning of the Dream Fund. They may involve a
meeting with a celebrity, a trip, an item such as a
computer or television set, or the most-requested
dream, a week at Disney World. No dream is re-
fused except those for motorized vehicles and
The Suncoast Children's Dream Fund oper-
ates in downtown St. Petersburg offices donated
by All Children's Hospital. A volunteer board of
directors oversees its finances and promotes the
organization in the corporate community. The
staff consists of an executive director, a dream
coordinator and a secretary.
The Suncoast Children's Dream Fund re-
ceives financial support from the community
through individual and corporate donations, me-
morial gifts, direct mail grants and special events.
For more information, call the Dream Fund office
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water Nov. 4 on
Hanging with a friend
Zach and Luke strike a "California" pose at the
Newport Beach Mariott & Tennis resort.
ZACH, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 16
"Before Zach went into surgery in March," Annie
said, "he prayed 'God, please send my mom a good man.
She doesn't have very good luck in that department.'
"It was ironic that he would pray for me, when
everyone else was praying for him," Annie said.
But it seemed like God answered the prayer when
he sent Junior Ibasfalean of Cortez into their lives.
Annie had known him for 22 years. Their paths crossed
again when she returned to the Island area in June.
"He is our godsend a real sweetheart," Annie
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said. He is a positive force in their lives, providing care
and muscle whenever needed.
Last spring, Ibasfalean went to California and
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"He's also provided a listening ear and a shoulder
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Oct. 10-18, unknown location, theft. A woman said
two personal checks had been stolen from a checkbook
in her vehicle. She found out about the checks when the
bank called, she told the deputy.
Oct. 25, 500 block of Spring Avenue, domestic
battery. A man pushed a woman down and grabbed her.
The man was arrested for domestic battery and given
a trespass warning. The deputy gave both individuals
information about domestic violence.
Oct. 26, 6300 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach base-
Sball field, information. A Manatee County Sheriff's
Office deputy was called to assist in a helicopter evacu-
ation of an injured person and to keep onlookers at a
distance. When he was approached by a photographer
requesting a closer look at the helicopter, the deputy
warned the photographer to stay back.
Oct. 29, 100 block of Hammock Road, trespass. A
woman told a man to leave her property. A deputy took
the man to a Bradenton location and told him he would
be arrested if he trespassed again.
Oct. 26, 2600 block of Gulf Drive North, D.U.I.,
Melinda F. Lampariello, 47, of Holmes Beach, was
arrested for driving under the influence after her van
was observed driving off the road and going across the
center line while traveling north on Gulf Drive. At
12:26 a.m. in the 2300 block of Gulf Drive, an officer
turned on his emergency lights, but the suspect did not
pull over until she reached the 2600 block. The suspect
smelled of alcohol, had blood-shot eyes, spoke with a
slurred voice, and could not keep her balance while
standing, the officer said. She told the officer she was
trying to light a cigarette when she swerved. She ar-
gued with the officer at the scene. At the Bradenton
Beach Police Department the suspect refused to take a
breath test, refused to answer questions, and became
verbally abusive, the officer said. She was arrested and
transported to the Manatee County Jail.
Oct. 26, 300 block of Gulf Drive South, burglary.
An unknown suspect used a tool to pry open the soda
machine at Shell Land and take $10. The soda machine
was damaged in the amount of $100.
Oct. 28, 100 block of Gulf Drive North, Circle K,
disorderly intoxication. At 3:30 p.m. an officer on pa-
trol was flagged down by a clerk at Circle K because
a customer in the store was yelling and screaming. The
clerk said the suspect was begging other customers for
money. The officer observed the suspect's disorderly
behavior and said the suspect smelled of alcohol.
Attempts to calm the suspect were unsuccessful
and the suspect refused to leave the store, the officer
said. The 33-year-old Bradenton male was arrested and
taken to the Manatee County Jail.
Oct. 29, 1300 block of Gulf Drive North, posses-
sion of marijuana. Nicholis E. Watson, 20, of Holmes
Beach, was arrested for possession of marijuana. An
officer stopped the suspect at 12:19 a.m. because he
was driving a vehicle with one headlight. When offic-
ers approached the car, the suspect looked in his wal-
let, but could not produce his driver's license or regis-
tration. The suspect gave officers permission to search
the vehicle for weapons or narcotics, saying he had a
"roach" in the ash tray. Officers found a one-inch mari-
juana cigarette, a bag of marijuana and $112 in the
suspect's wallet and a bag of marijuana by the passen-
ger-side door. The suspect told the officers that he had
smoked part of a "roach" after work, but forgot he had
the other bags. The vehicle, which belonged to his sis-
ter who is attending school out of state, was impounded
along with the cash. The suspect was transported to the
Manatee County Jail.
Oct. 30, 100 block of Seventh Street South, infor-
mation. A man said he was approached by two men
with baseball bats on the front parking lot of his work-
place in Bradenton Beach. The men followed him
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Oct. 31, 200 block of Gulf Drive North, bench
warrant, battery; nine worthless checks; four worthless
checks. A man was arrested for three outstanding war-
rants in Manatee County. He was transported to Port
Oct. 31, 2100 block of Coquina Park. A man re-
ported $160 in German currency was taken from his
wallet, which was locked in the trunk of a rental car.
When he returned from the beach, the man discovered
the driver's side door lock had been punched out and
the money was gone.
Nov. 1, 400 block of Bay Drive South, informa-
tion. A man reported that he observed an unknown
male accompanied by an unknown female attempting
to launch a boat at his private boat dock. This was the
same man he saw on the boat dock two months ago, he
said. At that time the suspect threatened him. The of-
ficer identified the suspect by name and description.
The owner of the boat dock was advised to call police
if the suspect returns.
Nov. 1, 1700 block of Gulf Drive South, Coquina
Park, auto burglary. A Virginia woman told a Bradenton
Beach officer that she went to the beach, leaving her purse
on the front seat of her locked vehicle and taking a beach
bag with her. The purse, and several items from the ve-
hicle were taken, including checks, a notebook, an enve-
lope, and a white cup containing $30. Officers found all
the stolen items except the cash and one check in a gar-
bage can by a business on Cortez Road West.
Oct. 27, 112 block of 52nd Street, theft. A 10-year-
old boy reported that his scooter had been stolen from
Oct. 27, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee County Public
Beach, theft. A family from England reported that their
beach bag was stolen while they were at the beach.
Inside the bag were $400, two credit cards, Disney
passes. Pokemon Game Boy games, perfume and
make-up. An officer checked the area, but did not find
the bag or the items.
Oct. 28, 3100 block of Gulf Drive, theft. A man
reported that his bicycle was stolen from his carport.
The man was unable to give the make, model or serial
THE ISLANDER N NOV. 8, 2000 E PAGE 21
needed that ...
Rosetta Burton, a winter
resident of Holiday Cove
Travel Park in Cortez
and a Michigan snow-
bird, said she waited in
line for one and half
hours Oct. 28for her flu
shot at the Holmes
Beach Publix. Burton
said she needed the shot
because she'd had
,. respiratory problems
and the wait was worth-
while. A constant line of
4 at least 100folks
wrapped from the entry
around the building and
down the walkway, while
parking overflowed onto
side streets. Islander
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number of the bicycle, the officer said.
Oct. 29, 3248 East Bay Drive, Walgreens, suspi-
cious incident. An officer responded to a call from the
pharmacist at Walgreens concerning a forged prescrip-
tion for a class III narcotic. The pharmacist said that on
Oct. 25, a prescription was called in for "Frank Black."
When the pharmacist called the doctor to verify the
prescription, she was told the prescription was not
valid, and that the signature had been forged. The doc-
tor told her to fill the prescription and call the police,
On Oct. 29, when the person called back to ask if
the prescription was ready, the pharmacist said it was,
and she called the police. An officer waited in
Walgreens' back room for an hour and a half, but no
one came to pick up the forged prescription.
Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 5300 block of Sunrise Lane, theft.
A man came to the police department to report the theft
of a trailer tag. The man said he had last seen the tag
Oct. 31 at his workshop.
Nov. 1, Ninth and 22nd streets, Bradenton, hit and
run. Chief Jay Romine of the Holmes Beach Police
Department witnessed a minor accident. Romine got
the tag number and chased the vehicle for two blocks
after the suspect fled the scene. Romine turned the in-
vestigation over to the Bradenton Police Department.
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Monday, Nov. 13
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice
Lunch: Hamburger or Fish on a bun, Tater Tots, *
Applesauce, Ice Cream, Juice
"- Tuesday, Nov. 14
* Breakfast: French Toast, Syrup, Cereal, Juice *
* Lunch: Macaroni and Cheese or Hot Wings,
S Peas and Carrots, Roll, Peaches, Fresh Fruit
Wednesday, Nov. 15
Breakfast: Eggs, Toast, Cereal, Juice
SLunch: Yogurt Cup with Muffin or BBQ Rib on
S a bun, Broccoli, Pineapple, Juice
Thursday, Nov. 16
SBreakfast: Soft Pretzel, Cheese, Cereal, Juice
Lunch: Thanksgiving Dinner from the staff at
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Friday, Nov. 17
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice
S Lunch: Cheese Pizza or Manager's Choice,
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Note: Students now have their choice of school
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entree, students may choose one or two of the
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Richardson, Nathan Orzech, Danielle Mullen, Emma Carper, Hailey Dearlove, Courtney Schmidt, Joseph Fara
and Daniel Janisch. Not pictured is Joyce Ellis' entire fifth-grade class, which was nominated for a WAVE
award by Pat Whitfield's first-grade class. The two classes made Halloween lanterns together.
School photographs, yearbook deadlines approaching
A school photographer will return to Anna Maria year's yearbook have until Wednesday, Nov. 15 to re-
Elementary School to take group photos and individual serve a copy at the discount price of $8. Forms are
pictures for those who still need them on Tuesday, Nov. available in the administrative office of the school.
14. After Nov. 15, the yearbook price will be $10.
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Cream of crop rises to top
in All-Star soccer
The best and brightest lights in Island soccer came
out Monday night to shine in All-Star games at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center.
The cream of the crop in Divisions 1, II and III
came for some fun and also to show off their talents.
In Division III for players age 8-9, Andrew
Fortenberry had three goals in the second half for a hat
trick, while teammate Miles Hostetler played the steady
game he's been playing all season and scored two
Carmine Galati added another goal as the White
All-Stars white-washed the Blue team 6-1.
The game was all defense for the first 10 minutes
until Blue All-Star Will Osborne stole the ball at mid-
field and dribbled down the left side.
Osborne found an open Hunter Hardy with a left-
footed cross and Hardy drilled a shot into the left cor-
ner for an apparent goal. However, the referee said
Hardy's Blues were offside and nullified the goal to the
protest of the Hardy clan in the stands.
A stunned Blue team forgot to get back on defense
and left Blue goalie Hannah Mitchell unprotected.
Hostetler took the ball down field and when
Mitchell took her only option by charging out of goal
to challenge, Hostetler pooched the ball over her head
for a 1-0 White lead.
The Blues got the ball again and only a fine save
by White goalie Broderick West saved a goal.
Cody Pierce of the Whites started the next action
with a shot that Mitchell got a hand on and the ball
caromed off the post.
But the ball bounced right back to White All-Star
Carmine Galati. who left-footed the ball in goal for a
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West had another diving save for the Whites.
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dribbler that snuck past for a 3-0 lead right before half.
The Blues Stephen Thomas scored first in the sec-
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Thomas thought he had another goal, but a knock-
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Fortenberry took over from there, putting the game
out of reach with three unanswered goals.
Mitchell hat trick
leads Division II Blues to win
Joel Mitchell proved his prowess on the soccer
field by scoring three goals a hat trick to lead his
Blue team to a 3-1 victory in Division II play for All-
Stars age 10-11.
Nick Sato scored the Whites only goal and played
solid in goal during the first half to keep the Blues in
check. It was the first time Sato played goal and he
gave tip just one score.
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Division I Blue
Back row, left to right,
Phelps Tracy, Kate
,- Risha, Susanna
S' .. VanAndel, Courtney
S Taylor and Kevin
i 1 Greunke. Front row,
left to right, Max
-- Gazzo, Logan Bystrom,
1 Skyler Purcell,
.. Miranda Massey and
Diego Felipe. The
Coach is Bill Bystrom.
: Islander Photo: Davie
Sean Price started the attack for the Blues, barely
missing on a ball that went inches over the top bar.
Mitchell scored his first goal when he lifted the ball
over Sato's outstretched hands.
It was all defense the rest of the first half.
The "Blues Brothers," Spencer Carper, Alex
Phillips and Mitchell, kept pounding away at Sato, who
stopped nearly everything that came his way.
Sato got lucky on one shot when he dove at the
ball, giving Phillips a wide-open net. Phillips hit the
ball and it rolled the length of the goal inches outside
the scoring line. Unlucky for Phillips.
In the second half, Chris Martin of the Whites nar-
rowly missed tying the game when his shot from 20
yards out slammed into the top bar of the goal.
Mitchell would have none of it. Gathering the ball,
Mitchell moved methodically down the left side and
boomed a left-footed cross for a 2-0 Blue lead.
White player Ben Valdivieso had a breakaway shot
that looked like a sure goal until second-half Blues
goalie Sean Price knocked it down.
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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 23
Phillips missed another shot, but Mitchell got the
ball and scored his third goal for his hat trick.
Sato of the Whites made it 3-1 with a sweet, under-
control goal into the right corner.
The Whites second-half goalie David Bryant kept
the Blues from running away with the game by mak-
ing two saves from point-blank range.
Felipe, Bystrom combine
for Blue win in Division III
Diego Felipe scored four goals and Logan Bystrom
added two in leading their Blue All-Star team to a 6-3
win in Division III soccer for players age 12-14.
*_ Skyler Purcell, Courtney Taylor and Max Gazzo
starred on defense for the Blue team.
The Whites got goals from Naomi Osborne, Daniel
VanAndel and Kyle Dale.
Felipe showed early why he's been the man to stop
all season when he pounded a right-footer in goal
within the first two minutes of the game.
It looked like he had another goal 30 seconds later
until someone's foot got in the way.
Not to worry. Bystrom took the ball down the right
side and hit a hard cross the goalie had no chance of
even touching to give the Blues a 2-0 lead.
White goalie Kelsea Bachman showed no fear
when she stopped several rockets from Felipe and
Bystrom, keeping her team in the game.
While Felipe was frustrated on his next three shots
on goal, Bystrom picked up the Blues with another goal
for a 3-0 lead.
Felipe scored again just before half, giving Blue an
seemingly insurmountable 4-0 lead.
The second half was a defensive struggle until
Osborne got her team on the board with a powerful shot
over the head of Blues second-half goalie Felipe, who
had no chance of getting to this burner.
Felipe then came out of goal and scored his third
goal of the game and the Blues were up 5-1.
It could have been worse except for good goalie
play from Phelps Tracy of the Whites, who stopped at
least three sure goals.
Felipe made it 6-1 with a popch shot.
VanAndel and Dale made the game a little interest-
ing with two late goals to get within 6-3.
Their teammate Osborne prevented two more goals
on diving saves, but it was too much Blue and not
enough White as the game ended with White still at-
Wallen catches two long TDs
in Cowboys win
Michael Wallen was an All-Star catcher for the Anna
Maria Little League last summer.
Now he looks like he'll be an All-Star catcher in an-
Wallen caught two long passes for touchdowns and
broke up an extra-point attempt while playing cornerback
as his Cowboys team whipped the Redskins 28-12 Oct. 30
in flag football at the Anna Maria Island Community
' The first.TD was a 40-yard bomb from Cowboy
player coach Charles Buky. Wallen hauled in the long pass
at the goal line, allowing him to waltz in after he ran past
a defensive back. The point-after attempt was no good and
the score was 6-0 Cowboys.
The Cowboys defense stopped the Redskins three and
out on the next series and the Cowboys offense promptly
drove down the field for another score.
Center Josh Wimberly fooled the Redskins this time
when he took a shovel pass from Buky in front of the goal
line and stepped in for six. Brian Felipe caught a slant pass
over the middle to get the point after and make the game
The Redskins roared back on the next series as quar-
Division I White All.
Star soccer team
Back row, left to right,
[ t Daniel VanAndel, Jackie
t .. h G Vadas, Kyle Dale, Jessica
NA Cramer and Kate Gazzo.
l.. Front row, left to right,
'.: Bl Brentt Deleon, Trisha
-' ) McKee, Blake Tyre,
D 'i. Naomi Osborne and
Kelsea Bachman. The
coach is John Hernandez.
Division II Blue All-
Star soccer team
Back row, left to right, the
.. --- players are Sean Price,
~ Sarah White, Felicia
r ,. Rivera, Katie O'Neill and
S. Heather Murray. Front
7 row, left to right, Alex
.i Phillips, lan Beck, Joel
Mitchell, Spencer Carper
and Mike Schweitzer. The
coaches are Andy Price
and Greg Granstad. Not
pictured is player Kyle
n i Schoonover.
Vee tDivision II White All.
Star soccer team
Back row, left to right,
Brad Bryant, Charlie
Woodson, Nick Sato,
A o BDavid BrYant and Tyler
Schneerer. Front row, left
.. to right, Ben Valdivieso,
Ian Douglas, Chris
Martin, Lori Manali and
Jarrod McKenzie. The
coaches are Bruce
McKenzie and Scott
terback Michael "Paco" Paukovich ran for a touchdown.
The extra point was no good.
Redskins wide receiver Kyle Schweitzer caught a 15-
yard TD pass in traffic from Paukovich. The ensuing point
after was no good as Wallen broke up the play by jump-
ing in front of Schweitzer and knocking the ball down to
keep the Cowboys in front 14-12.
Another short run from Buky and an extra point ran
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Division III Blue All-Star soccer team
Back row, left to right, Will Osborne, Cory Wash, Stephen Thomas, Brooke Fitzgerald
and Hannah Mitchell. Front row, left to right, Hunter Hardy, AlexMWright, Max
Marnie, Samantha Frische and Stephen Orlando. The coach is Darrin Wash.
Division III White All-Star soccer team
Back row, left to right, Nick Galati, Cody Pierce, Carmine Galati, Celia Ware
and Andrew Fortenberry. Front row, left to right, Donna Barth, Sylvie
Mariolan, Broderick West, Miles Hostetler and J.D. Jackson. The coaches are
Brett Fortenberry, David Schueneman and Corinne Mariolan.
Anna Maria Island Community
Center final soccer standings
Division I Age 12-14
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Are you ready
Esteban Reyes of
makes a grab over
the middle in a
game at the Anna
Center last week
between the 'Skins
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the score to 22-12.
Wallen closed out the scoring, burying the Redskins
with a 25-yard catch late in the game.
Esteban Reyes of the Redskins had a good defensive
game and also caught two passes for first downs.
Magic trips up Strikers
The Manatee Magic soccer team for players age 10-
11 took out the Lee County Strikers 3-2 Nov. 4 as Island-
ers Joel Mitchell, Zach Geeraerts and Connor Bystrom
contributed to the win with their defense and heads-up
Magic Coach J.D. Arndt talked to his players prior to
the game, asking for 100 percent effort and getting it.
"You've got to attack the whole game," Arndt told his
squad. "We need it all out on the field. I want to see some
of that Manatee Magic."
Magic players hustled to every ball and continually
applied pressure to keep the Strikers scoreless in the first
But it was the offense attacking, attacking, attacking
that pushed the Strikers all over the field.
Alex Torres scored early for the Magic when he drove
into the Strikers' box, out-maneuvered two defenders and
sent a hard shot into the right corner for a 1-0 lead.
Geeraerts was back on defense when two Strikers
forced their way inside the Magic box and tried a shot on
goal. Geeraerts took the hard shot and stopped a sure goal
that was hit 10 yards from the net to keep the Strikers
At the beginning of the second half, a Strikers player
broke free and scored an easy goal.
Then it was the Magic's turn. Chris Bumett scored on
a header after Islander Mitchell dribbled down the left side
and crossed the ball in on goal.
The Magic was called for a penalty and the Strikers
scored on a direct kick just outside the goal box to tie the
game at two each.
But Torres put the Magic up for good after breaking
free, beating the goalie to the ball and crushing it home.
With the win, the Magic go to 2-0 on the season.
Basketball tryouts Saturday at Center
Mandatory basketball tryouts for the fall season
will be held Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Participating boys and girls must be 5 years old by
Nov. 11 and no older than 16 on the same date.
The schedule calls for players age 5-7 to try out
beginning at 2:30 p.m., age 8-9 at 1 p.m., age 10-11 at
11:30 a.m., age 12-13 at 10 a.m. and age 14-16 at 4
Coaches are needed and must sign up at the Cen-
ter by 6 p.m. today.
Cheerleading camp starts Thursday
The Manatee Wildcats coaches and cheerleaders
are putting on a camp for all girls who signed up to
be a cheerleader for the fall basketball program at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
At no extra charge, girls and coaches can get
some one-on-one experience Thursday, Nov. 9, from
6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 11, from 6 to 8 p.m.
at the Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
All girls must be age 6 by Nov. 6 and no older
than 16 on the same date. No experience is necessary
Cheerleading practice starts Monday, Nov. 13.
Uniforms will be provided for games and parents are
responsible for providing bloomers and sneakers.
Volunteer coaches are needed. Help make a dif-
ference in a child's life.
For more information, call Scott Dell at 778-
BY KAREN HODGE / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ
1 Track specialist
6 Steel braces with
11 Not reacting
16 Where a sock may
19 It may be pitted
20 One way to run
21 Marisa of"Slums
of Beverly Hills"
22 Japanese band?
23 Inside look at a
26 Secant's reciprocal:
27 What some scouts
33 Like some picture
35 Tower in the water
38 Kernel's cover
41 Wharton offerings:
43 "Yippee!," e.g.
46 "Take at this!"
47 Fencing match
52 What a really
55 Song of "Salome"
56 Kid's cry
57 Young hogs
58 Palazzo Madama
60 Prepare to wash,
61 Master of Bach
65 Precious strings
67 What a timid actor
might do as a
71 Some people weave
72 Secular clergy
73 Married Madrilefia
74 Bar figures: Abbr.
80 A carrier has one:
81 Cuba libre
88 Ventilation duct?
91 Monteverdi title
92 Where piasters are
97 "That's great
101 More than a nip
102 Mystery writer
105 Home games for
the San Francisco
113 Novelist Radcliffe
114 Willow rod
115 Take orders from
119 Baby hooter
120 "This is new to
121 See 86-Down
122 Cam \' site
123 "Isabella" poet
124 Where to see an
1 Jane Smiley best
2 "Why should _
3 Rose" (song
from "The Music
4 They may be
5 Drive away
6 The recent past
7 Brand of racing
8 A psychic may
9 Some TV's and
10 Lifting devices
12 Not putting on any
13 "Little" girl in
14 Get as a result
15 World's highest
16 Athletic types
17 Not just up
18 Slender traces
24 Actress Merkel and
29 Dam builders:
30 Bills, e.g.
32 Starter starter?
35 Rare bills
36 "Nothin' doin'"
37 Don't skip
39 Like some trauma
40 Marine off.
41 Connecticut city
42 Hippie gathering of
44 Future presenters,
in the past
45 Spots for bees
48 March event, in
more ways than
49 "The Hot Zone"
51 Steely Dan's"_
53 Peak in Greek
54 Famous dying
59 Some burial
62 Running full speed
63 "Hogan's Heroes"
64 "Quidn _?"
65 Radical 1960's grp.
67 Singer LaBelle
69 Ned Land's rescuer
70 Pitcher Nen
71 1814 Byron poem
75 "The Third of May"
77 John Major, e.g.
79 Time to attack
81 It has precedents
83 Large-oared craft
on a ship
84 .0000001 joule
85 Military branches:
86 With 121-Across,
they're bright on
89 Carry on
95 River isle
96 Bull: Prefix
99 "Who's the Boss?"
100 Former Screen
101 February forecast,
103 The lucky ones?
104 Nostalgia stimulus
106 "... mercy on such
107 Reader's Digest co-
109 Give a hoot
111 Food for snakes
116 Fashion inits.
117 Course setting:
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RtAGE 26 M NOV. 8, 2000 0 THE ISLANDER
Kings for a day, grouper going ga-ga, flounder peaking
By Capt. David Futch
Offshore fishing has been phenomenal the past
week as fishing guides report catching American red
snapper, black, red and gag grouper, kingfish to 30
pounds and as many Spanish mackerel as you want.
Inshore fishing is not far behind with most guides
saying the snook, trout, redfish, pompano and flounder
have been steady.
Here's a good one.
A phone caller said he swims regularly along Is-
land shores. But he's a little upset with the stone crab-
He was out the other day and said he was hit by a
big flipper while he was swimming in the "baited mine
fields" off the beach.
The caller, who wouldn't allow his name to be
published, said he wants the stone crabbers to take their
traps further from shore so he can swim in peace.
Yeah, right. And people in hell want ice water.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the DeeJay II out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said inshore fishing
has been producing a mixed bag including snook, red-
fish, catch-and-release trout (season closed until Jan.
1), bluefish and occasionally pompano. Flounder are
peaking. Offshore there are some big Spanish mackerel
and kingfish should explode this week as the big boys
Capt. Sam Kimball of Legend charters out of
Annie's said Joe Giglioti and Chad Warner of
Bradenton caught gag and red grouper to 12 pounds on
a half-day trip. Two other charters caught gags to 22
pounds, mangrove snapper to five pounds, mackerel to
four pounds and bonita to 12 pounds.
Kimball came in ninth last weekend in a kingfish
tournament while fishing with Jeff Broughton. They
caught a 32-pound king to get in the top 10.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said
trolling for grouper is one of the fun things to do this
time of year because usually you can't do it.
"Right now there are so many grouper around that
it's almost too easy," Lowman said. "Grouper will rise
10 feet to take a trolled lure. There are new lures out
with a big lip on them that will dive 30 feet. You don't
even need a planer or a downrigger. Even folks unfa-
miliar with grouper fishing can troll these lures over the
artificial reefs or in the passes and hook up grouper.
The passes are great for this. There's a lot of talk about
Snook for Sarah
Anna Maria Elementary Schoolfirst-grader Sarah
Howard is pretty proud of this snook she caught in
Terra Ceia Bay with dad, Capt. Mark Howard. Sarah,
6, said there's plenty of them out there, so go get 'em.
kingfish. They're big and plentiful and it can only get
"As far as inshore, it's a great time to fish for trout
with artificial plugs and lures. With surface lures you
can see the trout hit. You've got to like that."
Carl Shaner at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle in
Perico Harbor Marina on Manatee Avenue said off-
shore fishermen are catching gag and red grouper 12
"The flounder seem to be the hot item for inshore
fishermen right now," Shaner said. "And sheepshead
are turning on right now. A good place to catch them
is the west end of the Anna Maria Bridge."
Capt. Tom Chaya on the charter boat Dolphin
Dreams in Holmes Beach said snook are around, but
pompano, redfish and flounder are the species to target.
Chaya also said there are so many mackerel off the
Pete Laputz caught
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Capt. Matt Bowers and Capt. William Wimpy
found a honey hole last week and caught 22 gag and red
grouper. They also caught some big mangrove snapper
and a 15-pound dolphin for good measure.
Bowers and Wimpy donated the grouper to the
70th birthday celebration for Pat Geyer (aka Miss
Duffy of Duffy's Tavern in Holmes Beach) at St. Ber-
S:nard Catholic Church.
More than 400 people who have known Geyer and
family for 30 years showed up Nov. 5 to feast on fried
grouper, chicken and a long table filled with covered
dishes. Reid Frost provided entertainment and the
Anna Maria Island Privateers showed up to serve as
honor guard. Now there was a good time.
Capt. Steve Salgado of Compleat Angler char-
ters said snook are doing real good as are trout and red-
fish. Kingfish are farther offshore and they're big. "We
had fish Thursday that were 25 to 30 pounds," he said.
"We caught five on light tackle and then went grouper
fishing. All the kings in the world are out there right
now. I'm talking serious action. You better go get
Capt. Curt Morrison and Capt. Ryan Hackney on
the Neva-Miss said they caught gag grouper to 15 pounds,
mangrove snapper to four, kings to 26 and big "doormat"
flounder to almost 5 pounds. Morrison said they were fish-
ing in 50 to 60 feet of water. Pinfish and cut threadfin
herring seem to be working the best, he said.
Capt. Joe Webb on the Old Florida out of
Moore's Stone Crab Restaurant on Longboat Key
said he caught American red snapper until two days
before the season closed Nov. 1. Snapper will be out of
season for commercial and recreational fishermen un-
til April 15.
"We were out 50 miles and we caught nine snap-
per from 12 to 18 pounds," Webb said. "I had to shut
them off. We already had some big blacks. It was a big
day. We also caught some dolphin to 15 pounds. Therg
was no weed line to speak of the dolphin just came
up to the boat."
Capt. Thorn Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he finally got into some pompano last week.
"We caught six of them to 18 inches in Sarasota
Bay," Smith said. "There are as many mackerel around
as I've seen in years. They're all sizes. You'll be go-
ing along and there will be hundreds of them around.
But the pompano really got me excited. We caught
them on DOA shrimp."
Smith, who is co-host of a Sunday morning radio
show called Florida Marine Scene, has changed radio
stations to WWBA 1040-AM. The switch will give
Smith and co-host Sergio Atanes a larger listening au-
dience with a signal reaching from Crystal River to
Florida Marine Scene features a different guest
each week ranging from Mote Marine Laboratory sci-
entists to experts such as Florida Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection snook biologist Ron Taylor to
area fishing guides.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said pier regu-
lars are catching a lot of drum.
"The pompano are showing up more and more
every day." Kilb said. "There's also the occasional
snapper and flounder caught."
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Nov 9 10:25 1.9 3:47 0.4 9:53 2.2 3:38 0.9
Nov10 11:17 1.8 4:26 0.2 10:12 2.3 4:07 1.0
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Nov 15 12:28 2.6 8:26 -0.3 4:34 1.5 6:33 1.4
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THE ISLANDER 0 NOV. 8, 2000 0 PAGE 27
Weather woes with almost no end in sight
As if 2000 hasn't been dry enough, we've now
had the least amount of rainfall for any October in
the past 100 years.
And, of course, we're starting the dry season in
Florida, with no real precipitation expected until
June. Oh, boy.
As one Southwest Florida Water Management
District spokesman described this October dryly,
it seems "It's not a good way to begin the dry sea-
Another water expert put it more bluntly: "We're
going to be faced with an enormous shortage of wa-
Rainfall for October was .06 of an inch. about
the thickness of a quarter. That isn't going to help
shrubs and trees and grass very much.
Although there hasn't been much comment
about watering restrictions, we are still under the
one-day-per-week water rules, per Swiftmud. Re-
member those rules from last spring? Well, they've
never been lifted, and I would guess water police
will be intensifying their patrols in the next few dry
In case you've forgotten, the rules call for water-
ing lawns and shrubs one day per week: even-num-
bered addresses may water only on Tuesday and
odd-numbered addresses only on Sunday. Irrigation
is allowed only between midnight and 10 a.m. or 4
p.m. to 11:59 p.m. and is limited to quantities nec-
essary to apply no more than 3/4 inch of water to
each zone once on each allowable water day.
Hand-watering of trees, shrubs, flowers and veg-
etables is allowed on any day, but hand-watering of
lawns is permitted only on the designated days for
Newly planted lawn and landscape areas may be
watered on any day of the week for a 60-day estab-
lishmenntL pexod that begins the day that the plant
material is installed. With the exception of water use
on the day of planting, establishment period irriga-
tion shall still'occur only during the allowable wa-
Washing sidewalks, driveways and other imper-
vious surfaces is prohibited.
Vehicle washing is permitted at any time, but a
shut-off niozzle must be used when possible.
Fundraising car washes are not prohibited as
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Use of well water or reclaimed water is permit-
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Pools may be drained and filled on any day of
For more information, call Swiftmud toll free at
1-800-423-1476. And pray for rain.
El Nifio still bothers us,
even when it's gone
Remember when we blamed everything the
dog throwing up on the floor, the car that wouldn't
start, the lousy weather on El Nifio? Well, it's
long gone, and meteorologists are still fussing at the
Pacific Ocean weather pattern.
It seems that with no El Nifo or its opposite. La
Nina, to bother us this year, forecasters don't quite
know what to make of the next year's weather. The
current "La Nada" problem has 'em puzzled. Noth-
ing in global weather patterns is standing out; so the
"level of skill" in forecasts is pretty low.
Weather gurus do offer a prediction of a warmer-
than-usual winter, with less rainfall in the south.
El Nifo is a Pacific phenomenon. As the Pacific
warms, global weather changes. For us, it means
more rain. The last El Nifio dumped 70 inches of rain
on us in 1997-98.
La Nina is a cooling of the Pacific, and produces
drier weather for us.
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Farmer's Almanac 2000." According to the 2000
edition of the book which was first published in
1792, "temperatures and rainfall will be below nor-
mal from November through March" in Florida.
There is some good news: "November will be wet-
ter than normal, with close to normal temperatures."
And for next year's hurricane season? "Although
the hurricane season looks like it will be an active
one, the main area threatened will be from the Caro-
linas into New England," the Almanac states.
As coastal residents, we've been told for decades
that storm surge and high winds are the biggest con-
cerns in the face of a hurricane.
Nope although to barrier island residents it is a
Seems that of the 600 U.S. hurricane fatalities since
1970, 59 percent of the victims drowned inland in
freshwater, not from storm surge. Before 1970, storm
surge accounted for 90 percent of the 25,000 fatalities.
Oh, and one more grim statistic: Many of the in-
land victims were in their cars when they drowned, try-
ing to escape the storm.
Just one more reason to leave early when a hurri-
Winners in the Nov. 4 horseshoe games
were Ron Pepka of Bradenton and Jim Spencer
of Holmes Beach. Runners-up were Jack Coo-
per of Holmes Beach and Pete Watson of En-
Winners in the Nov. 1 games were Herb
Heesch of Dunnellon and Pete Watson. Runners-
up were Cooper and Carole Watson of England.
The weekly contests get under way at 9 a.m.
every Wednesday and Saturday at Anna Maria
City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no
membership fees and everyone is welcome.
Hey, Sport Fans !
Port Manatee is doing
something to make fishing
and boating better. During
an extensive seagrass
restoration and mitigation 'Salty'Sol Fleischman
effort, the boating facilities The Deanof
at Piney Point will be Florida Sportscasters
closed. When the new boat ramp is complete,
you will be welcomed to enjoy the new facilities
at your leisure. The port will provide improved
parking and roving security.
Until then, please help Port Manatee protect
shallow water seagrasses and manatees. Avoid
areas identified with buoys and channel
markers. Please do not operate your boat
engine in areas identified as prop-free zones.
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The riht f.ijfon llpa Ba;
If your boat runs
aground, pole or push
your way to deeper
With your cooperation,
the new Port Manatee
Piney Point Boat Ramp
will be open soon.
Thank you for your
patience during the port's
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Palmetto, FL 34221-6608
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I "S L D ER CLAS.SIF I D
DINETTE SET: Table with four cushioned chairs.
Four rattan bar stools with padded seats. One queen-
size bed. Lazyboy couch, makes queen-size bed.
Recliner to match. Call 778-9321.
PECANS-MAMMOTH HALVES New crop $6.95 per
pound to benefit Island Players. Purchase at
SunCoast Real Estate or The Islander Newspaper.
Island Shopping Center, 5402 Marina Drive, Holmes
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.
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.
AIWA STEREO, Two cassettes, AM/FM radio, three-
disc CD changer, four speakers. $109. 778-7449.
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.
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.
SUNNY SHORES Holiday Bazaar. Sat., Nov. 18,
8am1pm. Lunch is served 11am12:30pm. Gifts, trea-
sures, jewelry, crafts, boutique, bake sale, trash and
treasures, raffles. Busy Bees Women's Club. Sunny
Shores Mobile Home Park clubhouse. 115th St. West
and 38th Avenue Cortez.
ROSER GUILD THRIFT SHOP open Tuesday,
Thursday, 9:30am-2pm, Saturdays 9am-noon. Al-
ways 50% off rack. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
GARAGE SALE Saturday Nov. 11, 9am2pm. Tools,
household items, washer/dryer, furniture, give-away
prices. 112 52nd St., Holmes Beach.
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S Nov. 1 Contest Winner
Nancy Wonka, Bradenton
;50 FOOTBALL C(
PICK 10 WINNERS COLLECT BIG BUCKS A WINNER EVERY WEEK
* $50 WEEKLY PRIZE
* The Islander pays $50 to the person with the
most correct game-winning predictions. Col-
lect prize in person or by mail.
* All entries must be postmarked or hand deliv-
ered to the newspaper office by noon Saturday
the same week the contest is published.
* In the event of a tie, a winner will be drawn
from tying entries. The decision of The Is-
lander football judge is final.
* All entries must be submitted on the pub-
lished form or a copy of the form. Be sure to
include name, address and phone number.
* The all advertisers must be listed on the
entry to be eligible to win.
* Only one entry per person, per week.
Mail or deliver to The Islander* 5404 Marina Drive, Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach FL 34217 941-778-7978
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day, 8am-noon. Antiques, crystal, housewares and
much more. 8321 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
GARAGE SALE Saturday, Nov. 11, 8am-2pm. 306
55th St., Holmes Beach.
GARAGE SALE Saturday, Nov. 10, at 9am-2pm.
Furniture and more. Around back 4403 Gulf Drive,
GARAGE SALE Saturday, Nov. 11, at 9amnoon.
Household items, clothes, toys, lawn equipment,
mower, chairs, books, etc. 219 Periwinkle, Anna Maria.
LOST TWO CATS, both large males. One orange
tiger, one black. 80th Street, Holmes Beach.
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.
1995 Chrysler GTC Convertible $5,900. Looks great
1997 JEEP CHEROKEE Country fourdoor, white,
loaded, $12,400. Call 778-5381.
This breathtaking view is yours with con-
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OFFSHORE CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Glenn
Corder aboard Deep South. Half & full day. For infor-
mation call 778-1203 or mobile 713-5900.
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
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power hookups needed. 758-1854.
TRIHULL 17-foot Bow Rider, 50hp, Mercury motor,
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fishing. $1,500. 778-5129.
FOR SALE 1991 Grady White 22-foot Tournament,
200hp Yamaha, radio, sonar, good condition. Always
on lift. $13,000. 778-2511.
1998 FLATS AND BAY 8 byl8 foot teal green.150hp
Johnson, fuel injected. Major load trailer. Lots of ex-
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and electric at site. Community dock,
sandy beaches. $225,000. IB45752.
EXCELLENT INVESTMENT. Af-
fordable Gulffront complex with excel-
lent rental history. Quiet location,
comfortable turnkey furnished. Ideal
investment for all beginning or seasoned
investors. $135,000. IB70990.
KEY WEST STYLE. Views of the bay
and Skyway from this turnkey furnished
3BR/2.5BAhome 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
SELLING AGENT FOR OCTOBER, 751-1155.
5350 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
(941) 778-0766 (877) 924-9001
Visit our website at www.ArvidaRealty.com
35HP JOHNSON MOTOR, model year 1995, used
very little, maybe 200 hours tops. Runs great. $995.
Comes complete with free 24-foot Lowe pontoon
boat and new battery. Call 778-1102.
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. Con-
tract 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.
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.
REAL ESTATE, INC.
Gloria Schorpp Helen White Mary Ann Schmidt
SEASIDE GARDENS PRIVATE DOCK
1BR/1BA turnkey furnished villa with your own pri-
vate dock. Very nice water view, central location, con-
venient to everything. Covered parking. $142,500.
ANNA MARIA WATERFRONT
4BR/4BA contemporary Island home. Tropical
setting with lush landscaping. Three decks, cathe-
dral ceilings, wet bar, wood floors, custom carpet-
ing, boat dock. $629,000.
4BR/4BA turnkey furnished beach house west of
Gulf Drive in historic Anna Maria City. Large lot,
great rental. $589,000.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB
2BR/2BA Gulffront turnkey furnished condo. Gor-
geous Gulf view, beautiful beach, heated pool, excel-
lent rental income. $475,000.
Julie Gilstrap-Royal Patti Marifjeren
ATTENTION PROPERTY OWNERS
Were you satisfied with your seasonal rental income?
We will be glad to give you a rental income projection
on your property, just call us at 1-800-732-6434.
308 S. BAY BLVD. 3BR/2BA house direct
bayfront, furnished $1,800 mo.
7104 MARINA DR. 3BR/2BA house, pool. $2,000 mo.
Condominiums and Homes Weekly/Monthly
from $500 week / $1000 month
NEW LISTING 6812 Palm Drive
1BR/1BA duplex, garage $600 mo.
779-0202 (800) 732-6434
REAL ESTATE, INC.
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 www.suncoastinc.com
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REAL ESTATE SALES AND RENTALS
ISLAND AND MAINLAND PROPERTIES
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
3001 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach
941 778-6849 800 778-9599
Fax: 941 779-1750
Br anncaron @ix.netcom.com
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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 office help. Good organizational skills,
experience with Quicken and some Excel. Call
Robin, Gulf-Bay Realty 778-7244.
MAN FRIDAY NEEDED. Mechanically handy, gen-
eral knowledge of ground care and odd jobs around
rental properties. Must be honest, in good health and
dependable. Call T.H. Cole, 779-1213, for an inter-
NOW HIRING ALL POSITIONS, apply 9am to 5pm,
7020 Cortez Rd. W., Polynesian Paradise Restau-
Annual / Seasonal / Monthly / Weekly
KEY ROYALE CANAL HOME spa-
cious 3BR/2BA home with solar heated
pool and boat dock. Direct access to
Tampa Bay. $375,000. Call Dick
Maher or Dave Jones 778-4800.
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.
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. Applications
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 work-
place. For further information call Mary Stephens at
HOUSEKEEPER for beach motel on Anna Maria Is-
land. Good wages and tips. Paid vacation, health
insurance available. Apply Monday-Friday, 9-1. Blue
Water Beach Club, 6306 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS 2BR/
2BA, great water view of Watson's
Bayou, private dock, covered parking.
Dick Maher or Dave Jones, A Paradise
Realty, 778-4800. $215,000. MLS#70577
GULF BEACH PLACE Spacious
2BR/2BA modern unit. Quiet residen-
tial setting, 50 steps to beach. Great
rental. Dave Vande Vrede 778-4388.
SIsland lot: Commercial or duplex zoning. Call Lynn Hostetler 720-5876. $149,900
Dick Maher and Dave Jones
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WANTED GUITAR TEACHER for bright 11 year old.
Also looking for part-time. kid sitter. 778-7456.
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world? Are
you interested in learning the history of Anna Maria
Island? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial
Library. Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or
RETAIL POSITION AVAILABLE. Local merchant
is seeking dependable, energetic and enthusiastic
sales person. Part-time hours. Contact Marcia,
Advertising works fast in The Islander.
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Lie nsed Re.E.staeBoe
GULFFRONT LOT. Incredible buildable lot on
north end of Anna Maria. Full unobstructed
Gulfview. Some trees, private tropical setting.
One of the best lots on the Gulf. $799,000.
Sandy Drapala, 749,5797 or Kathy Marcinko
ELEGANT MANATEE RIVER ESTATE. 8,724
sq.ft. of exquisite luxury with Mediterranean ap-
peal. Manicured lawns and garden descend to
river, gazebo and dock. $2,000,000. Don Lewis
BOATERS PARADISE. Spotless 3BR home
on deep sailboat water with exceptional view.
51 ft. dock can accommodate three boats and
has two electrical lifts. Sparkling heated pool.
$349,900. Sandy Drapala 749-5797 or Kathy
Marcinko 252-1618. 71059
THE VIEWS LOOKING towards Sarasota are
breathtaking. elegant homes in guarded com-
munity on Sarasota Bay. Enjoy the security,
solitude and beauty of Tidy Island. Excellent
value. Priced from $189,900. Bob and Penny
Hall 749-5981. 40998
PALMA SOLA PARK. Great home for large
family and/or entertaining. Pool, fireplace, 4BR/
2.5BA plus den. Just renovated, spectacular
new kitchen, flooring and crown molding.
$299,900. Joanne Jenkins 795-3838. 70831
ENCHANTING and perfectly maintained
Westside home in Harbor Hills. Spacious great
room and wonderful eat-in kitchen, quality con-
struction. Mature shade trees, fenced yard with
wood deck. $189,900. Sandy Drapala 749-5797
or Kathy Marcinko 252-1618. 46312
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Enjoy the gorgeous view from this 3BR Flamingo
Cay pool home. Call Gayle Schulz for details,
5910 Marina Dr Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call 941-778-0770 Toll Free 800 741-3772
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
RENT ME ... I'M ON THE GULF!
Available January and February 2001, a sea
odyssey at 849 North Shore Drive. 3BR/2BA,
loaded with all the amenities and outstanding!
Rent by the month, or standby for the week.
Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, Fl 34216
Phone & Fax: (941)778-1222
Build your dream home on this pristine lot, tucked
away on the north end of Anna Maria. Completely
cleared, this large lot (10,560 sq.lf.) features expan-
sive water views and is a short walk to the beach.
Offered at $235,000.
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HELP WANTED:Desk clerks and housekeeping
maids at Via Roma Beach Resort, 2408 Gulf Drive,
Bradenton Beach. Housekeeping maids at Resort
SixtySix, 6600 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
NEED DISHWASHERS. Top pay and benefits. Ap-
ply in person at OOHLA LA, 5406 Marina Drive,
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Part-time to orga-
nize office, and author of the "Living Thin" program.
Must know office software and provide good refer-
ences. Flexibility is important. Publicity experience
helpful. Work 20 hours per week at $10 per hour on
Longboat Key. Call 387-0024.
ATTENTION TRAVEL AGENTS, group leaders, or-
ganizers and social butterflies. Increase your income
with at-home-based travel business. Training given,
unlimited income. Part-time or fulltime. Join us for our
"Free" outside sales seminar, Monday, Nov. 20, at
AAA Travel Agency, Bradenton. RSVP to and call for
more information, Del Toedman, (941)798-2221.
PART-TIME CLEANING help needed. Experienced,
dependable, honest with good transportation and
references. 750-4772 leave message.
LIGHT MAINTENANCE and landscaping, cleaning.
20 to 25 hours a week, more if wanted, 9am-3pm.
Weekends and holidays included. Haley's Motel,
NURSES AIDE/COMPANION, long-time Island
caregiver with excellent references available for em-
ployment. Six years with present client. Call 778-4192.
FRESH MULLET SALE
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Mullet T-shirts S,M,L,XL
Mail order add $3 for postage and handling.
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach
941-778-7978 Fax 778-9392
HOMECARE/COOK,etc. Enjoy being with and help-
ing people. Five years experience, references avail-
able. Cery 798-9261.
MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, mulching,
trimming, clean-up, edgings, and more. Hard-work-
ing and responsible. Excellent references. Edward
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.
LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Available
evening, weekend. For any computer needs-hard-
ware, software, network, commercial, private. Call
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 handyman services. Twenty
five years experience. Free Estimates. 778-2784.
WALL & CEILING REPAIR Water damaged drywall,
hand and spray texture, professional painting. Reli-
able over 20 years experience. Fred 752-7758, cell
JACK-OF-ALL-TRADES handyman. Free estimates!
Carpentry, roofing, masonry, repairs 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."
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Call anytime for a consultation.
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419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 P 0 Box 2150
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294
WLLAGE OF ANNA MARIA
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This light and spacious 4BR/2BA canalfront
duplex offers a bright, southerly exposure on 1.5
waterfront lots with plenty of room for a pool.
East side offers new all white kitchen, Includes
ceiling fans, central air and heat, and several
orange trees. Secluded and quiet residential
Visit our Website at www.betsyhills.com
Visit our Website at www.betsyhills.com
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
JADES CLEANING 18-years experience. Island
only, very thorough. Contact Ruth Howle 761-3053/
CLEANING GAL residential weekly, bi-weekly. Ex-
perienced, 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
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.
THIRTY YEARS craftsman experience. Interior, ex-
terior, doors, stairs, windows and trim. Have sawmill,
will travel. 745-1043 Dan Michael, master carpenter.
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CANALFRONT. 3BR/3BA Island hideaway situ-
ated on a natural mangrove canal. Deep lot with
fruit trees, room for a pool. Priced at $339,000.
Call Marion Ragni 761-1415 eves.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
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Sand's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
awn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
Iatw *We Monitor Irrigation Systems
service INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
7781345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
Established in 1983
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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
Irlll Replacement Doors and Windows
--Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
--l Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
Water Damaged Drywall Hand & Spray Texture
Clean, Honest, Reliable More than 20-years experience
= Fred 752-7758 Cellular 545-6141 W
Drywall Ceiling Repair
Custom Wall Finishing Interior/Exterior
25 Yrs Experience Cell 650-7871 Eves 778-9506
ATO Z INTERI R FINISHING
Painting I Kenny Smith
Custom Finishes John Kreiter
Trim Installation 941-730-6422
Door Hanging ^ Free Estimates
Cabinet Installation 50-Years Total
Ceramic Tiling Experience
Light Remodeling State Registered
dore thal a mullet wrapper,
FRESH MULLET T-SHIRTS & TANKS $7.50
Mail order add $3 for postage and handling.
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach
-- 941-778-7978 Fax 778-9392
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* Rules in effect for Manatee County:
* Lawn and landscape watering is limited to
one day a week.
S>- Addresses ending in even numbers (or A -
>- Addresses ending in odd numbers (or N -
> Irrigation not allowed from 10 a.m. to 4
Sp.m. Irrigation with treated waste water allowed
> Owners can wash their vehicles anytime as
,ong as they use a hand-held hose with a shut-
Soff nozzle. (Pull the car on the lawn to wash!)
> Rinsing boats and flushing of boat motors is
Sallowed for ten minutes daily.
S>- 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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SERIES Cotined 9 OMEIMPOVEENTConinud
NEED A NEW FENCE? We do all kind at reasonable
prices. Please call for your fee estimate. 778-1098.
IF YOU WANT your home really clean and orga-
nized, call Ava at 778-0403.
CLEANING: homes, condos-weekly/biweekly. Hon-
est, dependable, references available. Call Carol
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.
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
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 instal-
lation. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and trees.
Irrigation and pest control service. Everything Under
the Sun Garden Centre. 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes
SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $27 a yard. Haul-
ing: all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free
estimates. Call Larry at 779-1529.
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/
exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Dan or Bill 795-5100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. In-house plan designs. State licensed
and insured. Many Island references. 778-2993. Lic#
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 ser-
vice 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. Remodeling,
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
remodeling and repairs. Call A to Z Interior Finishings
QUALITY Carpentry work. Call 795-1947.
WATERFRONT COTTAGE with dock. Turnkey fur-
nished, beautiful view, breezy quiet area. No pets/
smoking. Priced from $700 month, $350 week. 941-
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-
2BR DUPLEX ON Anna Maria Island near Commu-
nity Center. Annual lease $750 mo. First, last, secu-
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 bedrnorrin. fully furnished, around floor, small
quiet complex. No smoking/pets. Steps to uach.
Available now thru Dec. and season. 778-7107.
GULFFRONT SEASONAL RENTAL 2BR updated
available. November, December, January, April. 778-
BAYFRONT COTTAGE in Bradenton Beach. 2BR/
1 BA quiet alleyway. Great view. $1,300/month. Mike
Norman Realty, 778-6696.
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(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/
1 BA, 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.
SEASONAL 1 BR/1 BA duplex, furnished down to the
towels. Available Dec. $1,000. Jan., Feb., March
PET FRIENDLY furnished 1BR 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 near-
ing 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.
eAo3enAL RENTAL available January, February,
March 2001. 2BR/2BA on a beautiful canal lot in
Holmes Beach. Call Jeff Kenrick at Marina Pointe
ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/2BA completely remodeled
interior. Spacious layout across from water. $1,550
per month. 142 Crescent, Call Bob 813-839-3800
HURRY: W-VV:-T L.,LPCT LlMG. 2BR/2BA townhouse
condo, Gulfviews, available January-February, Marcn.
$2,500/month. Call Robin at Gulf-Bay Realty, 778-7244.
HOLMES BEACH BOX,BOX,BOXPirates Den 2BR apart-
ments. Stones throw to beach. Heated pool. Available until
December 30. $500/week. Very Clean. 778-4368.
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.
ANNA MARIA CITY Beachfront rental 2BR/2BA large
deck with incredible view. Great fishing. Available
ANNUAL Holmes Beach duplex, 2BR/2BA lanai,
deck washer/dryer hookup, garage and carport.
Steps to Gulf. $75/month + utilities. Pets considered.
ANNUAL RENTAL Anna Maria Island. 2BR/2BA,
1,450 sq. ft.. canalfront, one block to beach. $1,090/
month. Owner (205)366-9811.
ANNUAL RENTALS! 2BR/2BA Anna Maria close to
beach, dishwasher, open courtyard, just painted,
$700/month. 2BR/1BA Holmes Beach, steps to
beach, washer/dryer hook-up, $825/month. No pets.
Call Fran Maxon Real Estate, 778-2307.
HOMES BEACH 511 71st St., remodeled 2BR/2BA.
Dock, garage. Three blocks to cabana/beach. Unfur-
nished annual $1,250/month with deposit. 312-2432.
ANNA MARIA 2BR/1BA cottage close to bay, in-
cludes utilities. One or two people, non-smokers, no
pets. Three month minimum. $950/month. 749-1417
OFFICE/WORKSHOP Center of Holmes Beach. Vacant
Dec. 1. $425/month. You paint. No deposit. 778-4010.
2BR/2BA HOUSE in historical Cortez Village for rent
at $3,000/month and seasonal. Minimum three
month lease. Call 795-8840.
SEASONAL FURNISHED 1BR/1BA Holmes beach,
across from beach, cable and utilities included, $525/
week, $1,800/month. Available Dec. 4, 2000.
FABULOUS SELECTION of seasonal furnished rent-
-als still available for 2000. Call Smith Realtors,
BAYFRONT 2BR/2BA furnished seasonal house on
the Intracoastal Waterway with a dock. Call Gayle
Schultz, Smith Realtors (941)778-0770.
ENJOY THE GULF and bay views from this 2BR/2BA
fully renovated condo with a heated pool in Key West
North, Bradenton Beach. Call Gayle Schulz, Smith
WANTED TO SUBLET/RENT furnished condo/home
with pool on Island for month of February. Call 778-
5282 before 8pm. References available.
SEASONAL NEAR GULF 2BR/1 BA furnished washer/
dryer. December-January $1,300/month. February,
March, April $1,600/month, plus tax. 778-2891.
SEASONAL RENTAL 2BR/2BA canal home with
dock. Available January through April, $2,500/month.
Call Jeff Kenrick 713-5478, Marina Pointe Realty Co.
SEASONAL RENTAL 2BR/2BA Martinque South
condo recently updated. Available January through
April $3,200/month. Call Jeff Kenrick 713-5478, Ma-
rina Pointe Realty Co.
SEASONAL RENTAL 3BR/2BA caged pool, canal
location. Newly refurnished and tiled. 778-7414
ANNA MARIA GULFFRONT complex. Beautifully
decorated 2BR/2BA apartment. Tennis and heated
pool. Available Feb. 24 through March 31. $650 plus
tax per week. Owner 778-3231.
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,
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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.
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
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 appointment.
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS 2BR/2BA Great
water view of Watson's Bayou with private dock and
covered parking. Call Dick Maher or Dave Jones at
A Paradise Realty. 778-4800.
SUNNY SUNBOW BAY condo 2BR/2BA turnkey fur-
nished, pools, tennis, close to Gulf and shops. Only
$139,900. Please call Marilyn Trevethan, Island Real
MEADOWCROFT on the mainland. 55-older commu-
nity near Blake Hospital. End villa, turnkey furnished,
clubhouse and activities. Only $78,000. Please call
Marilyn Trevethan, Island Real Estate, (941)778-6066.
SALE BY OWNER, Playa Encantada, 6006 Gulf
Drive, 2BR/2BA Gulfview, new construction, unfur-
nished, top floor, elevator. $340,000 94-5236 for
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX close to beach. 2B/1 BA,
laundry room and screened porch each side.
SALON FOR SALE on Cortez Road West. 798-3754.
NORTH END of Anna Maria. 2BR/2BA elevated house.
Short walk to Bean Point and the Rod-n-Reel pier. Just
listed at $269,000. Call Green Real Estate, 778-0455.
260 FEET on Palma Sola Bay. Zoned RDD4.5, $239,000.
Call Sam Watkins, Coldwell Banker, 321-8323.
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BEAUTIFUL GULF BEACHES of Anna
Maria Island area steps from this quality con-
structed 4BR home with large pool, lush
landscaping and privacy. Large lot, open
floor plan, fireplace, patio and two-car ga-
rage. $319,000. MLS#70628
LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION! Un-
der total renovation canal front 4BR/3BA Island
home on large (100 by 117 ft.) lot with pool and
boat dock. Brand new two-car garage. Perfect for
boating families! Act now and pick your carpet,
tile and paint colors! $589,000. MLS#44469.
BUSINESS ONLY Reap your own re- TWO LOTS FROM THE GULF this
wards! High quality gift shop located in pres- 2BR/2BA pristine beach cottage is so close
tige mall in Holmes Beach. Gifts include to the Gulf you can hear it! Recently updated
collectibles, greeting cards, Ty products and and has terrazzo floors throughout and ce-
much more. Attractively priced, many repeat ramic tile in Florida room. Minimal mainte-
customers. $82,000. MLS#70289 nance! $349,000. MLS#70401.
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your gain! Double your pleasure! Neat as a
pin upgraded duplex close to beach. 1BR/
1BA both sides, corner lot with'fence. Great
- investment! $199,900. MLS#46980.
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TRUE OLD FLORIDA beach cottage! Just
four blocks from the beach or two blocks
from the bay. Close to shopping, restaurants
and post office. Turnkey furnished, ready to
rent or move into. 2BR/2BA, one-car ga-
rage on large lot with many trees.
6101 MarinaDive- Holes Beach'
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3224 East Bay Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
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is pleased to announce
Faith M. Test and Libby Smvith
are at our new Island office located at:
5914 Marina Drive in Holmes Beach.
Faith and Libby will continue to offer the quality service in
real estate closings their clients have grown accustomed to,
and the office now offers all legal services to the Island
such as real estate, wills, trusts, litigation, corporate, etc.
Please stop by and visit Faith and Libby at:
5914 Marina Drive Holmes Beach
Phone: 778-7721 Fax: 779-2042
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707 S. Bay Blvd., unique canalfront Anna Maria home with
au pair apartment (legal duplex), bayviews and beach ac-
cess. NEW metal roof, tile floors and appliances.
HURRY only $399,000.
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same location since 1970.
6101 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach
Thanks for helping Nick achieve
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BAYSHORE CONDO Age restricted, near shopping. $32,000.
PINEBROOK DORAL MODEL -2BR/2BA, golf course. $123,000.
TARA 2,504 sq.ft. living area, 3BR/2BA, pool, cathedral ceilings,
dream kitchen, overlooks golf course, class A membership. $289,000.
NEW ON MARKET- 3BR/2BA Wildewood Villa. Beautifully deco-
rated, glass-enclosed lanai. $119,900.
STYLING SALON Eight stations, established over 35 years. $39,000, OBO.
HISTORIC BRIDGE STREET 2,700 sq.ft., three stores, 150 ft.
to bay. Can add to size. Developing area. $355,000.
GULFVIEW LOT 100 by 90 ft., zoned C-2. $150,000.
VACATION AND 2001 SEASONAL AVAILABLE
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BAYOU CONDO Only condo in Anna Maria City!
Wonderful views of city pier and Tampa Bay. Upgraded
with tile, paint and windows. First-floor end unit.
$129,500. Doug Newcomer 778-2261. MLS#71014
TARA PLANTATION GARDENS 2BR/2BA end, ground-
level unit in excellent condition. Cathedral ceilings, tile,
great lanai. Great locations at 1-75 and SR70. $105,900.
Nancy Fasel/Doug Newcomer 778-2261. MLS#45201
HIGHLAND PINES Lovely 2BR/1 BA home con-
veniently located to Highway 41. Great starter
home/investment property. $65,900. Tony
Tiberini/Roger Popham 778-2261. MLS#45578
CYPRESS CREEK ESTATES Sparkling sunsets with
this 3BR(possible 5)/3BA Manatee river waterfront
estate on one acre. Ten rooms, two-suites split plan.
$529,000. Rose Schnoerr 778-2261. MLS#46585
Anna Maria Island, Perico Bay
Club, Bradenton, Terra Ceia.
Call Barbara Parrish 778-9611
Toll Free 1-877-651-0123
PALMA SOLA BAY Queen Anne style home! 4 or
5/BR/5.5 BA, three living levels, elevator, pool,
three-car garage. NW Bradenton Long Lot sub.
$829,000. Rose Schnoerr 778-2261. MLS#41757
IDLEWILD COURT A true money maker! Triplex is a
2/1 down, 1/1 up and a free-standing 2/1. Located in
the Whitfield area with a fantastic rental history.
$99,900 Noreen Roberts 778-2261 MLS#47069
PALMETTO GOLF CORP Excellent opportunity!
2BR/1BA. large rooms and yard, room for expan-
sion. Lots of windows, hardwood floors, work shed.
$69,900. Carol Tucker 778-2261. MLS#71005
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(right behind the Garden Center!) www.islerentals.com
Spacious 2BR/2BA waterfront home
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LAKE HILL Great duplex for first-time owners, retirees or
investors! Beautiful lake behind this updated 2BR/2BA
unit. Special engineering reports available. Leased.
$110,000. Doug Newcomer 778-2261. MLS#70153
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