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Anna Maria in


uproar again
By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria commissioners almost came to blows
last week when the idea of remodeling city hall was
broached at their regular meeting.
Commissioner Bob Barlow arranged a presentation
by Sandy Morgan. a representative of U.S. Office Fur-
niture.
Morgan's new design for the offices at city hall
were presented to commissioners.
Morgan didn't charge for the plans. and her report
stated at the top of each page: 'This plan was produced
for the purpose of obtaining budget figures."
As Morgan began her presentation, she was ques-
tioned by Commissioner Jay Hill about when she was
approached and who approached her on behalf of the
city.
Morgan said her boss'approached her three or four
weeks ago about the city hall project. She thought City
Clerk Alice Baird had approached her boss.
Baird later said it was Barlow. not her, who made
the initial contact with U.S. Office Furniture.
Hill asked when the plans were ready and Morgan
replied she thought it was Oct. 30.
The next question Hill had for Morgan was
whether she had been given a list of what she was to do.
Morgan said. "No."
Commissioner Barlow said he had also gotten an
estimate from a builder "so the city would have a
ballpark figure of what it would cost to bring city hall
into compliance with the requirements of OSHA (Oc-
cupational Safety and Health Act) and the ADA
(Americans with Disabilities Act."
Barlow said he also felt there was a need to make
city hall "user-friendly for staff and the citizens."
He said he thought the whole project could be
brought in at about $45,000.
Barlow proposed funding the remodel out of
money the city received as its share of a one-cent sales
PLEASE SEE UPROAR, NEXT PAGE


ISLANDER


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Volume 9, no. 1,


Nov. 15, 2000 FREE


Developing a vision in Cortez
Renzo, left, and Piero Rivolta are the owners of the former Sigma Fish in Cortez. The father-and-son team
hope to develop the property into a shipfitting business slowly. For more of the project and the Rivoltas, see
inside. Islander Photo: Paul Roat

Island school moves toward renovations


By Diana Bogan
Islander Correspondent
The Manatee County School Board has given
Anna Maria Elementary School hope. Assistant Super-
intendent of Schools Bill Horton met with the Island
School Advisory Committee on Thursday, Nov. 9, to
begin planning a course of action to renovate facilities.
Up front, Horton indicated quite frankly that the
school could expect to be approved for $2-3 million


New news racks hit the streets for 8th anniversary
The Islander newspaper celebrates eight years publishing on Anna Maria Island this week with new outdoor
racks for its news-hungry readership. The spiffy, all-American blue racks are being positioned throughout the
Island, replacing older turquoise metal and plastic boxes that will be reconditioned for newer, added loca-
tions. For more about the anniversary, see page 6. Islander Photo: Bonner Futch


from district funds.
"We can't solve all your problems, but we can
solve some of them," Horton said. "I know we can do
some serious good here."
One of the problems SAC members brought to the
attention of Horton included poor air quality. Several
members voiced concerns regarding the school's old
ducts and pipes. They want the school district to test the
PLEASE SEE SCHOOL, PAGE 8




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Anna Maria Island Garden Club plant
sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Roser Memorial
Community Church, Anna Maria.
Seafood Harvest Festival, Island
Shopping Center at the corner of Gulf and
Marina drives in Holmes Beach, 10 a.m. to
5 p.m.

Wednesday Nov. 22
Outdoor holiday lighting judging,
awards at Christmas Prelude, Thanksgiving
eve, Nov. 23, 6:30 p.m.

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Uproar again hits Anna Maria
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
tax. The five-year option tax produced infrastructure
funding until it sunset in July 1999. It was recently
determined $200,000 remains unspent.
He said he was presenting his figures and plans as a
starting point for the commission to begin its discussion.
He said nothing was decided or cast in stone, but
he felt something should be done to bring the city into


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compliance and to make things more usable for staff.
Commissioner Tom Skoloda said he believed the
entire process was in violation of the Sunshine Law.
He said he objected to detailed plans being devel-
oped before coming to the commission.
Skoloda continued by saying he objected to what
he referred to as "personal agendas."
Vice Mayor Doug Wolfe was conducting the meet-
ing because the mayor was unable to attend due to illness.
Skoloda asked Wolfe if he ever discussed remod-
eling city hall with Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh or
Barlow.
Wolfe said he had not.
Carol Ann Magill of Spring Avenue noted that at
a previous meeting the mayor denied knowing details
of the remodel plans and he denied knowing who the
liaison person was.
She asked Barlow who the liaison was from the
city to Morgan.
Barlow said it was the city clerk.
Magill asked if Barlow had any knowledge at the
time of the previous meeting about the liaison for the
remodel project.
Barlow said the question was asked of the mayor
at that meeting.
Larry Albert of Gladiolus Street said he was at the
prior meeting and felt if anyone had knowledge they
should have expressed it then.
Hill asked Barlow whether the plan was carried


around before being presented to the commission and if
he knew it was public record as soon as he received it.
Barlow said he had shown it to a contractor to get
an estimate about removing walls before presenting it
to the full commission.
City Attorney Jim Dye was asked what a citizen
should do if they feel there has been a violation of the
Sunshine Law.
Dye said the person could call the county attorney.
Hill then questioned Baird about the newly-found
$200,000 in sales tax revenue.
The funds are restricted to specific infrastructure
projects.
The recently discovered remainder of the sales tax
windfall was an apparent surprise to commissioners
and to Baird.
Hill asked Baird when she first knew about the
money.
Baird replied that she first heard about it from the
auditor in April, or at the beginning of May.
At that time, she said she thought there was only
about $40,000.
Baird said she only found out the total amount last
week when she asked the auditor if the sales tax rev-
enues could be used to remodel city hall if the commis-
sion approved the project.
Hill asked if she told the mayor of her discussion
with the auditor.
Baird said she had not.


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THE ISLANDER 0 NOV. 15, 2000 M PAGE 3


DEA arrests Holmes Beach man in New York


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
The federal Drug Enforcement Agency arrested a
Holmes Beach man in Rochester, N.Y., Tuesday and
charged him with conspiracy to distribute marijuana.
Herbert Haller, 48, of 304 56th St., was one of a ring
of 11 people who smuggled marijuana from Mexico to
Tucson to the Tampa Bay area, according to a DEA
spokesman who asked not to be identified.
The warrant for Haller's arrest was out of the U.S.
Attorney's office in Tucson, the DEA said.
In April, the DEA served a federal search warrant on
a home on the outskirts of Brooksville just north of Tampa
and found $2,516,399.50 buried in the yard of a home
owned by Robert Boswell.
Officials also seized $384,000 from safe deposit
boxes Boswell owned, the agent said.
Boswell is believed to have smuggled more than
20,000 pounds of marijuana into the United States since
the late 1980s, the DEA said.
Authorities said they were.tipped to Boswell after
William Fusci was arrested for trying to buy 450 pounds
of marijuana from an undercover agent in December 1999
in Arizona. Fusci, who was an associate of Boswell's, told
the DEA about Boswell following his arrest.


Boswell, 39, was arrested in March and accused of
importing 450 pounds of marijuana a month from Mexico
to Arizona.
Haller was indicted in Tucson as one of Boswell's co-
conspirators, the DEA said.
"Hailer was one of Boswell's customers," the DEA
spokesman said. "I can't give you any quantities right
now, but it was substantial. It was more than someone
would have for personal use."
Several people have been arrested in relation to the
case on warrants originating out of the DEA's Tucson
office, the DEA said. However, not all the suspects have
been arrested and the DEA said they were keeping tight-
lipped, referring reporters to the U.S. Attorney's office in
Tucson.
"There were 11 men who shipped marijuana from
Arizona to Florida, transporting it in the back of small
trailers," the DEA agent said. "Most of it ended up in the
Tampa Bay area and was sold for $800 to $1,200 a
pound."
Agents searched Haller's home Tuesday and were
doing an inventory of what they found at press time, the
DEA said. They would not say what they found, again
referring reporters to the Tucson office of the U.S. Attor-
ney.


Bradenton Beach development OK'd


By Paul Roat
The first step in what could become a more than $20
million development project has received a recommenda-
tion of approval by officials in Bradenton Beach.
City planners Monday unanimously recommended to
the city commission a raft of amendments to city construc-
tion codes to allow the Bradenton Beach Club develop-
ment east of Gulf Drive at 17th Street North.
The 44-unit development will have 36 townhomes at
2,823 square feet, featuring two bedrooms and two and
one-half bathrooms with parking under the two-story, el-
evated units.
The eight "flats." at 1,250 to 1,500 square feet, would
have two bedrooms and two bathrooms and parking in an
adjacent lot.


Sale price for the townhomes is $450,000; price for
the "flats" which feature Gulf views is $525,000.
The development will feature a clubhouse, pool,
meeting room and office for the project manager. At the
east end of the project will be an elevated observation plat-
form within the mangroves overlooking Anna Maria
Sound. The project is proposed to have a gated, private
entrance, the only one of its kind on Anna Maria Island.
Developers are Harry Nikias and Lynn Hazlett.
Emily Anne Smith, with the Bradenton Beach archi-
tectural firm of Eatman & Smith, said the Bradenton
Beach Club would have less units that permitted under city
laws 44 units versus the permitted 57 units. The site is
3.23 acres which is zoned either residential high-density
or commercial.


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Anna Maria City
Nov. 20, 7:30 p.m., historic society meeting, Anna
Maria City Hall.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.
Bradenton Beach
Nov. 16, 1 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda:
request for replacement of Australian pines at Herb
Dolan Park, appointment of Citizen Advisory Commit-
tee member to Island Transportation Planning Organi-
zation, discussion of city pier fire safety issues, banner
request by Longboat Key Center for the Arts, new com-
puter purchase request by administration, consent
agenda, commission comments and public comment.
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.,
778-1005.
Holmes Beach
None scheduled.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.
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Nov. 15, 2 p.m., Barrier Island Elected Officials meet-
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Nov. 16, 6 p.m., West Manatee Fire & Rescue District
board meeting, Fire Station 1, 6001 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
Nov. 20, 3 p.m., Island Transportation Planning Orga-
nization meeting, Holmes Beach City Hall.

Smith did drop a bombshell at the planning meeting:
the developers have "a firm offer of purchase which will
include a proposed Holiday Inn Express and restaurant
operation of 71 units."
She added that Nikias and Hazlett "came together to
have a development designed and created that would bet-
ter benefit this 17th Street land and this city with quality
homes rather than a chain motel."
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PAGE 4 M NOV. 15. 2000 0 THE ISLANDER



Sand sculptures bring whimsical to life


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
All sand is different and the first thing you have to
do to get any cooperation is the "pound up."
Sand sculptor Mark Mason of Team Sandtastic
says without the proper pounding, a potential
sandcastle could turn into just another spot for a game
of king on the mountain.
"Compaction is the key," Mason said. "This is an
art form where you create your own medium."
Mason of Sarasota and Sandtastic team members
Larry Hudson and Tom "Busybee" Bailas were in
Bradenton Beach last week creating an underwater reef
scene.
The three men have traveled the world from
Munich to New York to Miami to Hawaii building
goodwill and sand sculptures for corporate giants such
as Coca-Cola, McDonald's, MasterCard, Newsday and
the National Football League.
Clothing giant Old Navy hired Sandtastic to help
the company teach executives and employees the im-
portance of teamwork.
The company's CEO gave a speech to 720 people
and afterwards Mason said he gave them the tools they
needed and they all took off for the beach to work
things out and learn from each other as well as the sand.
Team Sandtastic's most recent "job" is for Ed
Chiles, owner of the Beach House Restaurant.
Sandtastic spent three days building a reef, then
taught classes where they showed potential castle
builders the "tricks, tips, tools and techniques" of
Ssandsculpting.
For those who want to learn a little more, Mason's
website is chock full of information. Log on to
www.teamsandtastic.com to pick up key tips.
In terms of being a job, Mason said, "Hardly."
"What a country," Mason said. "People pay us to
play in the sand. Building sandcastles is something
everyone's done since childhood everyone can re-
late. And the corporate sponsors love to see the sparkle
in people's eyes when they see one of our creations."
Typically, Mason said Sandtastic sculptures are
about 75 percent complete when a corporation brings
in its guest for a party. Those guests then watch a
Sandtastic finish while noshing and cocktailing.
Mason, Hudson and Bailas said they've never had
an art lesson.
"Well, other than Popsicle sticks and glue when we
were kids," Mason said. "We make this up as we go
along. There are no plans, no schematic. The only thing
we ever use is a photograph of a famous person to get
that right. Right now, I have no idea what this reef is
going to look like."
Sandtastic improvisation.
Hudson said he, Mason and Bailas went to high
school in Fort Lauderdale and their lives have come full
circle since their days spent on east coast beaches.
"I was born in Daytona, grew up on the beach, and
we all went to high school together," Hudson said. "We
went to college, did the professional thing, then came
back to the beach."
Team Sandtastic holds the Guiness Book of World
Records for the tallest, hand-built sand sculpture. It was
a huge carousel 28 feet 7 3/4 inches at Stone Mountain,
Ga., and required 240 tons of sand.
The most sand Mason said his team has used was
for the Munich sculpture, which weighed 350 tons. The


Young queen helps
build castle
National Royal Miss Candice
Paparodis, 13, of Bradenton,. .
left, participated in the Keep .-- .
Manatee Beautiful castle ,'
building completion Nov. 11. ,
The National Royal Miss title
is based on volunteer service
hours, academics, and
sportsmanship during the
pageant. Paparodis volun-
teers for Keep Manatee "
Beautiful and Students ,
Against Tobacco. Assisting
Candice were Madison \....
Bishop and Nick Paparodis. \ '".


'Gotcha' under construction
Architect Mike McCaleb of Holmes Beach, his sister Gail Fay and wife Melanie, far right, of Keep Manatee
Beautiful, put finishing touches on their sculpture as judging draws near for the 16 teams of contestants in the
Beach House Restaurant-SandTastic sand sculpture contest Saturday to benefit Keep Manatee Beautiful.
Islander Photo: Bonner Futch


Beach House "reef" is about 50 tons, he said.
Some of the sculptures have stayed up for more
than a year. Then again, some stay up for only a few
days.
"People run through them and tear them down,"
Mason said. "People seem to be more interested in tear-
ing down than building up."
Mason reminds us that, as Jimi Hendrix wrote in
his classic song, "Even castles in the sand, fall into the
sea, eventually."


Islander-Flash
Flight sculpture
takes second
The Islander newspa-
per and Jim Shipley of
Flash Flight Kite
Shop, right, noted for
his sand castles on
Anna Maria beaches,
teamed up for the
creation of a newspa-
per (Islander) reading
dragon surrounding a
traditional castle. The
literate dragon came
in second. Islander
Photo: Bonner Futch


Pound it out
Mark Mason of the professional sand sculpture
group Team Sandtastic of Sarasota starts a reef
sculpture by doing what he says is the most impor-
tant part of sculpting pounding. Tomn "Busvbee
Bailas of the Sandtastic watches him work. Islander
Photo: David Futch






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Opinion
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Thank you, times 8
Well, we just keep saying it, to the point it almost
sounds commonplace, but, "Thanks for reading The
Islander."
You've made us one of the most-successful weekly
newspapers ever published on Anna Maria Island just
by being faithful readers, patronizing equally faithful
advertisers.
Thank you, thank you. thank you, for the first eight
years.
The old, former Islander newspaper was published
longer, but with numerous owners and publishers. And
it was highly respected until absentee owners lost in-
terest.
In fact, we're envied among weekly newspaper
publishers in the state for our unique market three
cities, three governments. And, in comparison to other
weeklies in the Florida Press Association, we've faired
extremely well amid our competitors, some with circu-
lations (and budgets to match) of more than 100,000.
We've won numerous journalism awards since the
first year we began entering the annual competition -
about a year after we launched the newspaper. That
first year would have been an award-winner, too, but,
as publisher, I was reluctant.
Then I realized how much staff members looked
forward to the recognition of their peers and we began
submitting our top editorials, cartoons, photos, stories
and special sections for consideration with tremen-
dous success.
I've always thought it was reward enough to do a
good job, but I've come to appreciate the press awards
for the competive edge they instill and also for the rec-
ognition the acknowledgement from more-estab-
lished media.
I have a great sense of pride in The Islander and
everyone who has come through our doors along the
way to make us a "newspaper" every contributor,
every advertiser, every reader.
What began as an attempt to fill the need of Island-
ers to keep up with local government news, happenings
and "people stories" when the existing paper merged
with other weeklies to become a regional tabloid has
become a most-rewarding accomplishment.
What began as a means to tell Islanders about
school events, newcomers and oldtimers, and oft-con-
tentious political events, evolved happily to establish
itself as the "news of record" for Anna Maria Island.
Who could have dreamed it?
You never could have convinced me that one day
I would meet people as grand as Chuck and Joey



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Nov. 15, 2000 Vol. 9, No. 1
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to the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
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we do invite you to join us Wednesday night, Nov. 15,
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Opinion


Leash law compliance
Once again I watch with dismay as more and more
dog owners allow their animals to run loose without the
benefit of a leash. As an animal lover and the owner of
two large dogs, I always keep my dogs on a leash and
under control since most people are very intimidated by
my animals. When another dog is running loose and
through my yard or at my dogs while I am trying to
walk them, I can predict what may happen.
A dog is an animal, and although most owners in-
sist they have the dogs under voice control, they don't.
And when their dogs run at my dogs, my dogs will bite
back. And then we have a problem.
The leash law in Holmes Beach as I understand it,
is that all dogs must be on a leash when not in their own
yard. Please, if you are reading this letter, follow the
law. You may avoid some heartache when your dog is
hit by a car or bitten seriously by another animal.
Jean Faulk, Holmes Beach

Just say no!
Florida has development addicts always needing
their fix of ever-bigger numbers, more homes,
condos,high-rises, more cars, people, stalled traffic
jams, etc. etc. etc. Too much is never enough and it
goes on and on. Where next?
High-rises do not belong in Perico we don't need
to cram more people onto this small island. Do we re-
ally want more people? If half the folks left during tour-
ist season, there would still be crowds at the all of the


more, so bring your checkbook. Meet our honored
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community.
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beaches. Traffic on Manatee Avenue is stagnant every
weekend. Who needs more people? Just say no!
The recent primary election in Manatee County is
indicative of the wishes of the concerned citizenry.
Don't the politicians get it? Are they accommodating
themselves to everyone waving a dollar?
It is imperative that the Bradenton City Council do
something good for the general citizenry and "Just say
no!" The damage to this entire area will be irreparable
and bad feeling is sure to remain for decades later.
V.R. Pittman, Bradenton (Perico Island)

Keep trash out of sight
The Holmes Beach Beautification Committee and
Mayor Carol Whitmore deserve a big thank you for the
greatly improved appearance of the King Fish Boat Ramp
and the traffic islands in the city. I only hope the year-
round residents will take note of what is being done by a
few to make our Island look good.
Now having said that, we need residential and busi-
ness owners to clean up their property. Citizens who
take their out-of-town guests on a tour of the town on
a Saturday afternoon or Sunday have to explain why
yard waste and trash containers are piled in the street
when pickup is days away.
Garbage, trash and yard waste is set out along the
street any day of the week, including weekends. In my
opinion, it doesn't belong there until after 5 p.m. the
day before scheduled pickup. Maybe it's time for a city
ordinance governing the sad situation that now exists.
Donald R. M11 >m, 'lo ii.'.s B,',c'ch





THE ISLANDER 0 NOV. 15, 2000 M PAGE 7

Butterfly garden takes big step, new pavers in


Ever wonder what attracts a lovely, light-winged,
colorful butterfly to flutter through your garden?
It all started in January in Holmes Beach. Eleven
months, lots of fundraisers, loads of gardening and
propagating later, it's a butterfly garden, filled with
plants known to attract hundreds of butterflies.
And, after a slightly shorter wait, the first of what
organizers hope will be loads of personalized bricks
have arrived to enhance the grounds where the butter-
flies already congregate. The first order of bricks are
laid in a courtyard at the site.
Nancy Ambrose couldn't be happier.
She led the charge, dug in the dirt, sold T-shirts and
bricks, and made the whole thing happen.
She organized the Holmes Beach garden drive for
the Manasota Chapter-North American Butterfly Asso-
ciation.
Volunteers first laid newspapers on the ground in
the area between city hall and the Island Branch Li-
brary. The newspapers were watered thoroughly and
covered with mulch.
In June, they put in plants, loads of them, many
donated by nurseries and club members.
Connie Hodsdon, president of the Manasota Chap-
ter-North American Butterfly Association said, "It will
look like a well-kept English garden with a riot of col-
ors, not just flowers, but also hundreds of butterflies."'
The garden will be the habitat for 10 species of
butterflies and will attract 20 more species on and off
on a year-round basis. Butterflies to look for include
monarchs, giant swallowtails and zebra longwings -
the Florida state butterfly. Other visiting species will
include eastern black swallowtails, buckeyes and red
admirals.
The plants are low-maintenance native species se-
lected for their attraction to the winged creatures and
durability in the local climate of heat and drought.
A path meanders through the garden, partly laid
with bricks, awaiting more funds for completion. A
square brick courtyard will soon include benches, but
for now it is host to the personalized bricks that arrived
last week.
Ambrose is obviously thrilled, unable to contain


Admiring her efforts, bricks and courtyard
Nancy Ambrose lingers over the newly laid personalized bricks in the courtyard at the butterfly garden
between Holmes Beach City Hall and the Island Branch Library she organized for the Manasota Chapter-
North American Butteifly Association. Ambrose helped raisefunds for the garden by organizing a personal-
ized brick sale and other fundraisers. Islander Photo: Bonner Futch


her enthusiasm for the project and the arrival of the
bricks.
She visited the project many times during the
weekend while Bill O'Hara and a crew from Pat
O'Hara Pavers Inc. of Sarasota installed bricks, includ-
ing the spattering of personalized bricks.
O'Hara and his brother Pat gave Ambrose a deal
too good to resist a low price for installation, pro-
fessional advice and weekend labor to keep the cost
low.
"It could have cost up to $8 a foot," Ambrose said,
"but these guys bid very low at $2 a foot and we're


thrilled to have them."
She walks the short path up to the highest point in
the garden and motions where the path will circle the
crest and an antique arbor and "butterfly chairs" will
form the centerpiece of the garden.
Future plans include classes in butterfly gardening
and school tours.
For now, it is a quiet place to visit nature.
The association welcomes members. It meets the
second Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. at Redeemer
Lutheran Church, 6311 Third Ave. W., Bradenton.
To order bricks or for more information, contact
Ambrose at 778-5274.


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School improvements planned
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
air and water quality in order to determine if there is a
problem.
School nurse, Debbie Gomes, pointed out that the
school clinic is not handicap accessible nor is it up to
Florida codes. Funds to renovate the clinic will be high
on the school's priority list.
Horton indicated that some things are mandatory,
including abiding by new building codes that went into
effect July 1, 2000.
"When upgrading existing buildings, we face limi-
tations if we are in a flood zone. The codes will address
issues such as making buildings safe against high ve-
locity winds," he explained.
This drew the concern from SAC members that al-
located funds may be spent solely on mandatory reno-
vations, leaving little for other needs, such as classroom
and office space for music, speech and other excep-
tional education services.
School counselor and SAC chairperson Cindi
Harrison made it a point to note that when it became
mandatory for schools to provide a covered play-
ground, the Island community paid the expense, leav-
ing the school district off the hook.
"That was a big expense we put out because it had
to be done and I feel we should get some credit for
that," Cindi told Horton.
"Our goal is to get all we can done for $3 million
or less," Horton said.
How much will be spent on any specific renovation
project has not been determined. Principal Tim Kolbe
and SAC members have been asked to create a "top 10"
renovation wish list to present at the next meeting Fri-
day, Dec. 1.
From this point on. meetings will be held weekly
in order to maintain an open dialogue between all
members of the project team. Team members will in-
clude Kolbe and a representative from SAC, as well as
Horton, the staff architect and construction managers.
The end user needs to be happy and these meetings
offer an opportunity for the school and community to
voice their opinions says Horton.
"We are keeping everything on the table," Horton


Tape of Anna Maria meeting seized


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
In a surprise action, sheriff's deputies seized the
tape recording of the Nov. 9 Anna Maria City Com-
mission meeting.
Manatee County Sheriff's Office deputies
called City Clerk Alice Baird at her home late Sun-
day and ordered her to come to city hall to give them
the tape.
Baird said she had the tape locked in the safe aL
city hall and asked if she could turn over the tape
Monday morning.
"They told me they wanted the t-ape immedi-
ately." said Baird, "so I met them at city hall and
gave them the tape."
The seizure order was in response to a com-
plaint filed Sunday, Nov. 12, at 3:15 p.m. on behalf
of Anna Maria Commissioner Jay Hill and city resi-
dent Edward Rost of Pine Avenue.
In the complaint, Hill and Rost allege that
Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh and Commissioner Bob
Barlow violated the Sunshine Law by conversing
about remodeling city hall.
MCSO Public Information Officer Dave
Bristow confirmed Monday the tape is in evidence.
He said a detective would probably get the case
Tuesday, but the affadavits are quite complicated,
and Bristow expects they will forward the case di-
rectly to the state attorney.
Barlow said the only conversation he had with
the mayor was when Deffenbaugh asked him to
look into what it would take to remodel the munici-
pal building to bring it into compliance with re-


said. "We want everyone to stay aware and try and
work through all surprises before it becomes a prob-
lem."
Planning stages take approximately 6 to 8 months,
which means construction would not begin until some-
time during the next academic year. And, depending on


what renovations need to


take place, Horton let SAC


quirements of the ADA (Americans with Disabili-
ties Act) and OSHA (Occupational Safety and
Health Act).
Barlow said the mayor's request was made in
the outer city clerk's office in a public area where
staff, elected officials and the public move freely.
"The mayor asked me just as he was leaving on
vacation. He asked me because I am a contractor
and have some expertise in these areas," said
Barlow.
"That was the whole extent of it. I spoke no
further with him about it," Barlow said.
Barlow said he spoke with Baird and other city
employees about their needs, and then he talked to
a contractor and an office supply company to get a
ballpark figure of how much the remodel would
cost.
"That's as far as it went," said Barlow. "No one
was saying this was a done deal."
Barlow said that as of November 2000, OSHA
and ASA have instituted new requirements.
"A ramp to the building is no longer enough.
You need ergonomic work areas and you need spe-
cial ballasts in fluorescent lighting -just to name
a few of the new requirements," Barlow said.
"I would hate to see the city get slapped with
a fine for non-compliance," he added.
Barlow said he feels sick about the complaint.
"We really didn't do anything. They mayor asked
me to look into it, so I did. That's all there was to
it." he said.
PLEASE SEE TAPE, NEXT PAGE


members know that there is a possibility students may
be bused to other schools for the entire academic year.
Although there is still much to be planned, SAC mem-
ber were glad to have Horton take the initiative to meet
with them.
"We've met with board members many times,"
said Harrison. "This is our first ray of hope we've had."


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THE ISLANDER U NOV. 15, 2000 M PAGE 9


Election day wrap-up reveals some Island surprises


By Paul Roat
The razor-thin vote in Florida's presidential
election was not quite as narrow in Anna Maria Is-
land, but some surprisingly close races were the or-
der of the day Nov. 7 in the Island's three cities.
Texas Gov. George W. Bush carried the Island,
1,868 votes to Vice President Al Gore's 1,708. But
it was Holmes Beach that put Bush over the top:
Anna Maria voters selected Gore 491 to Bush's 461,
Bradenton Beach had Gore 284, Bush 270. Holmes
Beach favored Bush 1,137 to Gore's 933.
Countywide, Bush had 57,948 votes to Gore's
49,169.
Another close race which Island voters flipped
from the district totals was in the Florida House of
Representatives District 68. Incumbent Republican
Mark Flanagan defeated Democratic challenger
Arlene Sweeting in the district, 26,718 to 21,758.
However, the Island favored Sweeting by a
slight margin. Sweeting had 1,849 Votes on Anna


Maria Island to Flanagan's 1,712.
In the "not close at all" category, Manatee
County Commission District 3 Republican candidate
Jane von Hahmann easily defeated write-in chal-
lenger Robert Lorentzen, 20,009 to 503, or 98 per-
cent to 2 percent. Lorentzen received 64 Island
votes.
The district includes all of the Island, Cortez, the
northern half of Longboat Key and Northwest
Bradenton.
The same vote margin was true in the District 7
At-Large race. Incumbent Republican Joe McClash
defeated write-in candidate Lee Vandergriff 81,535
to 2,488, or 97 percent to 3 percent. Vandergriff re-
ceived 55 Island votes.
The district encompasses all of Manatee County.
In the countywide supervisor of elections race,
incumbent Republican Bob Sweat carried the Island,
2,043 votes to Democratic challenger Irene Ingram
with 1,573 votes.


Sweat won the county, 63,488 to Ingram's
43,719.
U.S. Congress District 13 Republican incumbent
Dan Miller easily defeated his Democratic opponent
Daniel Dunn on the Island and in the county. Miller
received 2,343 Island votes to Dunn's 1,287; Miller
took the county 69,308 to Dunn's 37,633.
Charter amendments in Bradenton Beach and
Holmes Beach also passes by clean margins.
Bradenton Beach's spate of charter changes
were approved by voters 342 to 199.
Holmes Beach's charter change to have the No-
vember election date mimic that of federal and state
elections also passed, 1,626 to 804.
Anna Maria took the prize for the best voter
turnout on the Island with 63 percent of registered
electors going to the poll.
Holmes Beach had a 56 percent voter turnou.
Bradenton Beach had 52 percent.
Manatee County voter turnout was 65 percent.


TAPE, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 8
"If that's a violation of the Sunshine Laws, then
so be it. I'll have to pay my fine," Barlow added.
Vice Mayor Doug Wolfe chaired the Nov. 9
meeting in the absence of the mayor.
"In the meeting, there was a vicious, orches-
trated attack by Commissioner Hill and Commis-
sioner [Tom] Skoloda," Wolfe said.
"It was a vicious attack against the administra-
tion of Anna Maria," Wolfe said, "which they should
be upholding and healing and making well after the
debauchery of the last mayor.
"They served no good purpose for the city.
"Generally I am glad to help my city and its citi-
zens, but when you get to the commission meetings,
it is awfully hard to bear.
"There is nastiness and arrogance and sarcasm
that are just vicious and counterproductive. You
can't get anything done," Wolfe said.
Skoloda had a different take on the matter.


"I just think there have been ongoing violations
for some time," he said.
"It's clear to anyone who attends the meetings,
but this is the first time anyone has admitted any-
thing," he continued.
Skoloda went on to say, "It appeared to me that
they all knew things, that they had shared informa-
tion."
Skoloda said he was referring to Commissioners
Barlow and Wolfe and the mayor.
Deffenbaugh, who was ill and did not attend the
meeting, said he was caught completely by surprise
by the seizure of the tapes.
"I can't imagine why they're doing this," he
said.
"No one knowingly violated any laws,"
Deffenbaugh added.
"I did ask Bob [Barlow] to look into the city hall
remodel after Alice Baird told me she had contacted
someone to come and look things over, but that's all


I knew about it. I didn't know who she was talking
to or who Bob was talking to," said Deffenbaugh.
The mayor appointed Barlow as liaison in charge
of city property and equipment in February follow-
ing the election.
"I don't know what's happening," Deffenbaugh
said. "The biggest question I have is what do they
have to gain by creating turmoil at every meeting
and throughout city hall on a daily basis?"
Deffenbaugh asked.
Deffenbaugh said he was referring to Commis-
sioners Hill and Skoloda and "the handful of citizens
who come to every meeting with negative comments
about everything."
Bristow remarked on the apparent discontent and
past problems in Anna Maria, saying "the city should
disband its government and join the unincorporated
area of the county. There'd be fewer problems."
Hill did not return messages left on his voice
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Seafood Harvest event Saturday
at Island Shopping Center
A festival to celebrate local seafood at the Island
Shopping Center, Holmes Beach, starts at 10 a.m. Sat-
urday, Nov. 18, when the Anna Maria Island Chamber
of Commerce hosts Seafood Harvest Festival.
Cortez offers up stone crab claws, oysters and other
goodies from local waters while Democracy plays
reggae and Das Funk Haus sounds off its funkadelic
style.
Jeff Hancock of Anna Maria Island Wines & Spir-
its is planning his version of Margaritaville and hoping
to keep folks from getting too thirsty.
For mullet lovers, the Anna Maria Island Privateers
will be smoking a favorite local fish mullet.
Chef Damon Presswood of Ooh La La! restaurant
located in Island Shopping Center is planning a side-
walk display of pastries and croissants.
And children will have plenty of games to play, while
food from several other local restaurants will be served up.
Island restaurants committed to booths at the fes-
tival include the Sandbar. Beach House and the Mar
Vista. The Anna Maria Oyster Bar will make a rare
Island appearance and Bistro at Island's End will ven-
ture south to Holmes Beach.
Brian's Sunnyside Up, Paradise Bagels and
Domino's Pizza of Holmes Beach are all expected.
The party is scheduled to end at 5 p.m. at the Cen-
ter located at the corner of Marina and Gulf drives in
Holmes Beach.
Chamber Executive Director Mary Ann Brockman
said the shopping center's parking lot will be closed to
traffic.
The Chamber will be manning a booth serving beer
and wine and Publix is donating turkeys just in time for
Thanksgiving. They'll raffle one off every hour, on the
hour.
Proceeds from the event benefit the Anna Maria
Island Community Center and the World of Work, a
computer lab at Anna Maria Island Elementary School.

Thanksgiving service Wednesday
The annual All Island Thanksgiving service will be
at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church at 7 p.m. Wednesday,
Nov. 22, with the new Episcopalian rector, Father Jack
Hyde, bringing the principal message.
This service has become a tradition, sponsored by
All Islands Denominations, the organization of all
seven Anna Maria Island churches whose principal task
is helping the those in need on the Island.
In addition to Father Hyde of the Episcopal Church
of the Annunciation, all other Island ministers will
participate in the service, said host pastor the Rev. Dan
Kilts of Gloria Dei. All were to meet at midweek to sort
out the additional assignments.
The pastors will lead prayers, read Scriptures, and
head other parts of the service. All of the congregations'
choirs will participate as one aggregation, directed by Carl
Parks, organist and choir director at Gloria Dei.
The church is at 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, and Rev. Kilts advised that the entrance doors
are on the south side of the church.
Further information may be obtained by calling
778-6355 or 778-1813.

Winterfest 2000 starts
Work is under way for organization of the big an-
nual Winterfest Festival of Fine Arts and Crafts, sched-
uled for Dec. 9 and 10 in Holmes Beach.
More than 100 artists and craftspersons from
around the U.S. are to gather for the annual event spon-
sored by the Anna Maria Island Art League. The juried.
show will be at the city hall grounds from 9 a.m. to 4
p.m. both days.
It will be a family event once again, with continu-
ous live music, a large food court, and exhibits by wild-
life, historical and environmental groups, and live ani-
mals again a big feature.
Artworks donated by festival exhibitors will be
raffled to benefit the league's scholarship fund, which
provides art classes and support to children and adults.
This festival and another in March are the major
fundraisers for the league. In addition to art classes,
festival proceeds go to the art center, exhibits and edu-
cational functions. Further information may be ob-
tained at 778-2099.


Annual Holly Berry Bazaar
Saturday at Annunciation
Attractions from plants to pickles will be fea-
tured at the annual Holly Berry Bazaar Saturday,
Nov. 18, at the Church of the Annunciation, 4408
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
The event will be from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30
p.m., with food available for breakfast and lunch.
All of the booths will be indoors. They will
be handmade dolls, plants, collectibles, holiday
decorations, baked goods and other assorted holi-
day items. "Granny's Corner" will feature a big
supply of gifts designed for grandchildren.
-About those pickles: They are the coveted
Episcopalian Pickles, which have become so
popular that the supply has been increased by 50
percent from last year and there still may not be
enough to satisfy demand, said Peggy Potter, the
pickle chief.
Until they became so popular, there used to
be enough left over for sale at the
churchwomen's White Elephant Sale in Febru-
ary, and Potter said they hope this year's big in-
crease in supply will provide that surplus again.
Coffee and donuts will be available for early
birds at the bazaar, chili will be served starting at
11 a.m., and there will be hot dogs for lunch.
Further information may be obtained at 778-
1638.


Garden club to sell plants,
books and more Saturday
The Anna Maria Island Garden Club has scheduled
its annual plant sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday,
Nov. 18, at Roser Memorial Community Church, 519
Pine Ave., Anna Maria City.
Plants will be the main focus, but the club also will
have books, magazines and baked goods for sale, and
there will be a white elephant table.
Coffee and donuts will be served, at least during
the morning hours of the event. Further information
may be obtained at 778-0256.

Kiwanis kicks off annual
citrus sale Saturday
Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island begins its sev-
enth annual solicitation of orders for citrus packages
Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 18 and 19, at the Publix
supermarket, 3900 East Bay Dr., Holmes Beach.
According to event chairman James "Stretch"
Fretwell, the packages of Indian River fruit comes from
Gracewood Groves of Vero Beach.
"More than 180 orders were processed last year,"
Fretwell said, "and we expect to increase that number
at this year's event."
Prices of the packages range from $25 to $38, he
said.
Proceeds from the sale will be placed in the
Kiwanis of Anna Maria Island Foundation, the charity
arm of Kiwanis. The Foundation was designed to pro-
vide a safe means to invest funds and make disburse-
ments to charities and services in the Manatee County
area.
Charitable forms of activities carried on by the club
include holiday bell ringing to help the Salvation Army
raise money for the needy, the annual Easter Sunrise
Service, a 35-year tradition at the Manatee County
Public Beach in Holmes Beach, support of a Little
League baseball team and the annual big band
Valentine's Day dance at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center.
For more information, please call "Stretch"
Fretwell at 778-7879.

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ticle entitled "Commissioners compromise," we re-
ported that Holmes Beach Assistant Superintendent
of Public Works Bill Saunders told commissioners
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It's time to get out the holiday decorations for the
fourth annual Bradenton Beach Christmas Prelude
decorative light contest.
Judges will cruise the streets of the city the night
of Nov. 22. Four categories will be judged offices,
retail stores, restaurants and motels; residential homes;
condominiums: and a new category of best-decorated
Norfolk pine tree. Prizes will be awarded during the
Christmas Prelude Nov. 23. Thanksgiving night. No
registration is needed, just turn on the holiday lights.
And what prizes they are: two business first prizes
total $200 each, with two second-prize winners receiv-
ing $100 each. The residential category also has two
first-place awards of $150 each, and second prizes of
$100 each. Condo competition has two first-prize win-
ners at $150 each and two second-place awards of $100
each. And the best-decorated Norfolk pine will have

Naturalist discusses Florida
for historical society
Naturalist Karen Fraley will speak on "The Nature
of Southwest Florida: Cultural Beginnings and Natu-
ral Endings" at a meeting Monday, Nov. 20.
She will address a public session of the Anna
Maria Island Historical Society at 7:30 p.m. at Anna
Maria City Hall.
The society said Fraley will "take her audience
back to the aboriginal Floridians and forward to today
where there is hope for the future in Preservation 2000
and the Forever Florida land conservation plans."
Fraley operates Around the Bend Nature Tours.
Further information may be obtained at 778-0492.

Gallery West artists shown
An invitational exhibition of works by artists of
Island Gallery West cooperative of Holmes Beach is
being hosted by the Art League of Manatee County at
its gallery, 209 Ninth St. W., Bradenton.
The display features an array of two- and three-
dimensional fine arts and crafts, "from traditional to
unique and decorative to functional," said the league.
The exhibit will be there through Dec. 11, with
many pieces marked for sale. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Details are-avail-
able at 746-2862.
The league's annual Holiday Gift Gallery Invita-
tional also is on view, a collection of jewelry, glass,
pottery and other possible gifts created by local artists
and craftsmen.

Backus featured in book
The atmospheric landscape paintings of the late
Albert E. "Beanie" Backus are the subject of a book
now being sold at the Anna Maria Island Historical
Society museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City.
Titled "A.E. "Beanie' Backus, the Backus School,"
the book describes the artist's inspiration from the
views around his home in Ft. Pierce.
Hours of the museum are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tues-
day, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. Details are
available at 778-0492.


the owner $200 richer.
Judging is based on most tasteful in scale and
beauty and most original and fun. Judging will be
members of the not-for-profit organization Legacy III,
sponsor of the events Emily Anne Smith, John
Chappie and Lea Ann Bessonette.
The holiday lighting starts the festivities for the
Christmas Prelude on Bridge Street beginning at 6:30
p.m. Thanksgiving. The prelude features choral groups
and sing-a-longs. Confirmed is a group from the Anna
Maria Island Orchestra and Chorus, a barbershop quar-
tet group, the First Baptist Church of Palmetto, and
Michelle, who charmed the crowd last year.
Last year, more than 5,000 people attended the
event, and organizers are predicting more than 9,000
people will be at this year's Christmas Prelude.
For more information, call 778-3113.


Motivator
Motivational speaker Stephen Edwards uses
firewalking to demonstrate the power of self-confi-
dence, saving the tools used to walk on fire can be
applied to overcome the daily fires of a person's life.
He will speak from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov.
15, at the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City.

Kelly to discuss Center at
Democrats' luncheon
Pierrette Kelly, executive director of the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, will discuss activities
of that Island landmark at a meeting of the Island's
Democratic Club Monday, Nov. 20.
The meeting will be a Dutch-treat luncheon at
noon at the Beach House Restaurant, 200 Gulf
Drive, Bradenton Beach. Reservations are not nec-
essary, said the club's Norton Niss, who added that
the luncheon is open to the public. Details may be
obtained at 778-9118.


Obituaries


Joseph M. DeLisio
Joseph M. DeLisio. 64, of Ellwood City, Pa., and
Anna Maria, died Nov. 9.
Born in Ellwood City, Mr. DeLisio was owner of
DeLisio Hair Replacement Center there. He attended
Indiana State Teacher's College and was a graduate of
Pittsburgh Barber School. He was a member of Holy
Redeemer Parish, Purification BVM Church. He was
a member of the Wolves Club, sons of Italy Lodge 608
and Castle-B-Club. He was a member of the Wolver-
ine Booster Club.
He is survived by wife Eileen; sons Joseph and
Robert; daughters Cathy Bucci and Rene Buben; and
nine grandchildren.

Suel Smith Holmes
Suel Smith Holmes, 89, of Holmes Beach, died
Nov. 4.


Born in Salem, Mich., Mr. Holmes moved to
Holmes Beach from Grand Rapids in 1970. He was a
retired postal supervisor and professional musician. He
was a member of Kiwanis. He was Presbyterian.
Services were held in Grand Rapids. There will be
no local services.
He is survived by daughter Julie C. Snyder of
Holmes Beach; sons Craig H. of Suttons Bay, Mich.,
and Brian K. of Brighton, Mich.; eight grandchildren;
and 10 great-grandchildren.
Robert Nisbet
Robert Nisbet, 100, Ontario, Canada, and formerly
Anna Maria Island, died Oct. 3.
Memorial services will be at a later date.
He is survived daughters Isabel James, Daisy
Chaplin, Betty Seal, Roberta Burrows, Linda Powell,
and Mary Soane; 22 grandchildren; and 27 great-grand-
children.


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New Anna Maria Post Office opens Monday
By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
When the new Anna Maria Post Office opens for
business Monday, Nov. 20, it will join a long tradition co"
of changing locations for the facility. I
Anna Maria got its first postmaster in 1904. He was x
Samuel T. Cobb. '. .
According to the office of the U.S. Postal Histo- ,-. .... .-
rian, Cobb ran the post office out of his home.
He was the Island's second homesteader and the
owner of the first industry, Cobb's boat works.
According to an article in a 1976 edition of the
Bradenton Herald, the post office "remained at the ..,.... .
Cobb residence, located roughly east of the Island '
Bank, for nine years until 1913 when it was moved to
the north end of the Island where Anna Maria Boat ,,
Company was building the first permanent resort com-
munity from the combined homesteads of George W. ..
Bean, son of the first homesteader, George Emerson
Bean; 'Judge' Nelson Cunningham (really a retired
railroad conductor); N.C.C. Bragg; and M.J.C. Snead." .. ... ". .

Post office locations . .
Since the 1900s, the post office has had five other One of the earliest of the Island's postal workers was Harry "Uncle Sam" Ditmas, who had the Cortez-
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Avenue and Shad Street (now Crescent Drive.)
It later moved to a building on Pine Avenue and
Shad where the old city hall and the jail were located.
Next it was in a building on Pine about a half block
closer to the bay.
The fourth location was on the corner of Spring
Avenue and Snapper, now called Gulf Drive.
For a few more days, the post office will be in Post
Office Plaza on Gulf Drive near Spring Avenue.
Then it will move to its latest location on South
Bay Boulevard at Pine Street in Bayview Plaza.

Colorful postal workers
In 1922, Mrs. Janie Whitehead became acting
postmaster. She was the first woman to hold the job in
the city. In 1923, she was appointed postmistress.
Some people still remember when Harry "Uncle
Sam" Ditmas brought the mail from Bradenton across
the wooden Cortez Bridge in his red, white and blue
mail truck.
Frances Warttig became postmaster in 1943.
She ran the postal service out of her home and is
still remembered by Ellen Marshall, publisher of the
first newspaper on the Island at least one that lasted
more than one issue.
When Marshall moved here in 1946, she said
Warttig was known for saying, "Call me the postmas-
ter. They don't pay me enough to be anybody's mis-
tress."
According to information in the archives at the
Anna Maria Historical Society, Warttig had a habit of
not fixing the brakes on her car.
She was always running up onto her porch and
causing damage, so she would repeatedly call her
neighbor. Sam Adams, to fix the porch.
Sam fixed the-porch so many times, Warttig said
she had to give him a job. so Adams went to work for
the postal service. He stayed for 11 years.
Sam Adams' wife, Alice, worked at the post office
for 21 years, and their daughter-in-law, Judy, has beem
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Anna Maria residents need new box key


When the new Anna Maria post office opens
for business Monday morning, Nov. 20, residents
of the city will need a new key to open their post
office boxes.
The new postal facility is located in Bayview
Plaza at Bay Boulevard and Pine Avenue.
Postmaster Ron Smith said most customers
will keep the same box number, but they will need
a different key.


Anna Maria customers
prefer to pick up mail
Anna Maria residents have always come to the post
office to collect their mail.
According to Ron Smith, Anna Maria's postmas-
ter since 1988, postal customers have occasionally
written letters requesting home delivery, but there has
been nothing organized.
"Anna Maria is like a lot of coastal communities on
barrier islands," Smith said.
"Pine Island, Boca Grande and Captiva all have
areas that do not have home delivery."
Smith said the postal service offered consolidation
with the Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach post of-
fices, but the residents of Anna Maria said no thanks.
Home delivery could be arranged in Anna Maria
City if there were at least 750 delivery addresses that
requested the service, according to Smith.

Anna Maria customers react to move
Anna Maria postal customers have various reac-
tions to the move from the present location to Bayview
Plaza.
Ms. Marshall, who remembers the early days, con-
siders the new post office a "monstrosity."
"That new building is just crazy. They have ruined
Bay Boulevard. It will spoil Roser Church and cause a
terrible traffic snarl.
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the new facility.
Smith said, "Customers can come by the new
post office and get their keys and make sure of their
new box number all this week."
He said it might save time to get set this week.
That way when the new post office opens Monday
morning, customers can go directly to their new
boxes to get their mail.


years old.
Charlene Mundy said she likes coming to the post
office for her mail. "I don't care where it is. Just so we
have one," she said.
Linda Anderson had similar sentiments. "I only
have one objection. I live on Bay Boulevard, so it is
closer to my house, so I won't get as much exercise
when I go to get my mail," she said.
"The new location will be tougher for me," said
Edward Stack. "It is further for me to go, and it isn't on
my way to anyplace else.
"I'd rather have home delivery. People from credit
card companies don't trust you if your mail goes to a
post office box," he noted.
The issue of safety was important to Rick
Gomberg. He said, "The new post office is out of the
line of fire which will be good, especially during the
season.
"The present location is dangerous. No one will get
run over in the new place," he said.

Move to be accomplished overnight
Postmaster Smith said the move will take place on
Sunday, Nov. 19, with the help of a moving company.
The post office will be open for business with
everyone's mail in their boxes at the new location
Monday, Nov. 20.
Smith said most customers will keep the same box
number. They can pick up new keys at the present fa-
cility or wait and get their new keys on the Monday
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Shipfitter comes to old Sigma fishhouse in Cortez


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
The long-awaited rebirth of the old
Sigma property on the Cortez waterfront
is happening right now.
Renzo Rivolta has moved into his
offices there, Piero Rivolta is half-
moved, workers are working, docks
built and the first of the boats for the
complex's future have arrived.
Renzo Rivolta is project director as
Cortez Wood Design cranks up. It is a
subsidiary of Rivolta Marine, which his
father. Piero Rivolta, heads along with
many other enterprises as founder and
president of the Rivolta Group.
The Sigma property is about 300
feet of waterfront and four acres of land
toward the east end of the historic old
fishing village of Cortez. It was built as
the fifth fish house in Cortez, all but one
of which was effectively shut down by
the ban against offshore net fishing in
1995.
Rivolta bought the property early
this year, and for months Cortez ner-
vously wondered what the transplanted
Italian industrialist would do with it. So
did he. He wanted to fit himself and his
son and their property's use to proud
Cortezians' future.
It is clear now that the property will
be a busy small shipfitter with skilled
craftsmen finishing or refinishing the
interiors of small private vessels. The
first are there already, one whose owner
is doing most of the refitting work him-
self and the other the prototype of what
the Rivoltas plan as a long-lived produc-
tion craft.
It is a 38-foot jet-propelled upscale
sport cruiser designed by Rivolta-
Sodergren'Design'and built by Rivolta


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space-age technology in both construc-
tion and operation. Much of its outfitting
will be done at an east coast specialty
yard, with the final touches added in
Cortez.
Cortez Wood Design plans to do a
lot of contract boat refitting, too, and to
expand into high-grade interior contract-
ing. Rivolta has an extensive back-
ground in residential development and
construction on the Gulf Coast.
The property itself will see elabora-
tion beyond its original fish house use.
Already its docks are being recon-
structed, though not changed except in
quality, Renzo hastens to point out. The
6,000-square-foot main building has
been refurbished with the wood shop on
the first floor and offices upstairs. Renzo
has moved his office there from down-
town Sarasota, while Piero plans to use
his Cortez office about half time.
The marina will have slips for 36
boats with five to seven feet of water in
the basin at mean low tide after dredg-
ing is completed. That will begin in the
spring, according to the Rivolta sched-
ule and the permitting agencies' pro-
grams.
Ashore, a second large old building
is next on the rebuild list. Long-range
hopes are for workplaces on the ground
between those buildings, topped by a
number of cottages for use by owners
who have boats in the works.
"That will be a bit like some places
in Maine, but in Florida style," said
Piero Rivolta.
It will be something Cortez can be
proud of, he said, for he is determined to
make the old village happy. "We will go
slowly and carefully and we are deter-
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THE ISLANDER 0 NOV. 15, 2000 0 PAGE 15


New blood sought for Island boat parade


New entries, both boats and skippers, are being
wooed by organizers of the 13th annual Anna Maria Is-
land Christmas Lighted Boat Parade Dec. 2.
"The spectacle just compounds itself as new skip-
pers join the group," said Chuck Stealey, once again
chairman of the big event.
"They bring fresh ideas and add to the overall fes-
tivities, particularly those with sailboats which can use
their rigging to produce some truly outstanding dis-
plays. It makes the contest for Best of Fleet and first
and second place in both power and sail categories that
much more intense."


Boats will rendezvous in Bimini Bay in time to
move out at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2. The parade will
sail along the Grand Canal to Gloria Dei Lutheran
Church, then to the Key Royale bridge and rating by
judges at Dan Parsons' bridgeside home, then through
Bimini Bay and along the shore to the Rod & Reel Pier.
The boats will compete in power and sail categories,
and there will be a commercial division again this year. To
be judged, all boats must be registered and pay a $10 fee,
which will go to defray expenses, Stealey said.
A fireworks show will take place about 8 p.m., af-
ter the parade, at the Anna Maria City Pier. Jim Tay-


lor will run that display once more, and he would ap-
preciate donations to help him with the considerable
expenses of the fireworks.
Businesses are donating to the parade in the form
of gift certificates for the winning boaters. The skipper
and crew awards reception will be at the Beach House
Restaurant in Bradenton Beach the following evening,
Sunday.
Entry forms are available at The Islander, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, prime sponsor of the
event. And Stealey has established a parade hotline at
778-3907 for information on decorating the boats and
the parade route.


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Skoloda makes presentation

at Mayo Clinic program
Dr. Thomas E. Skoloda, Anna Maria city commis-
sioner and resident of the Island's north shore, deliv-
ered a presentation on Alzheimer's disease to the Mayo
Clinic in November.
Titled "Word (God's) Therapy: A Wholistic Ap-
proach to the Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease," the
presentation was made at Mayo's Conference on Spiri-
tuality and Health Care in Rochester, Minn.
Skoloda's work was based on research he con-
ducted in the Veterans Administration program with a
VA chaplain, retired Lt. Col. Arthur W. Coffey.
Skoloda is program director of the Manatee/Sarasota
Counties Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.


War mementos are sought for

historical exhibit
The Anna Maria Island Historical Society is request-
ing items to complete the World War II exhibit at the
society's museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City.
Especially welcome are such memorabilia as helmets,
uniforms, hats, flags, insignia, photos and any other ar-
ticles that record the war. All will be returned to their do-
nors after the "Florida Goes to War" exhibit closes at the
end of November, said society administrator Carolyne
Norwood. Details may be obtained at 778-0492.

'Critters' program registration

due Thursday at Mote
Registration will close Thursday evening, Nov. 16,
for the "Critters" program at Mote Marine Laboratory.
This popular event explores "what lives in the sand
and muck beneath your feet," and lets participants be-
come scientists for a day to investigate the underwater
and undermud world.
The presentation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Satur-
day, Nov. 18, at the laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson
Drive on City Island, off the south ramp of the New
Pass Bridge.
Participants may call 388-4441 for registration in-
formation or e-mail the lab at educate@mote.org. Cost
for the program is $12 for Mote members, $15 for non-
members.


Audition tapes for musical

sought from Islanders
A wintertime Island visitor, Dr. Linda Chalmer
Zemel, is seeking audition tapes from Anna Maria Is-
land talent to cast for a staged reading of the musical
"KARMA!" at Sudakoff Center in Sarasota next win-
ter.
A baritone, tenor, soprano and alto are needed.
Aspirants should include on their tapes a favorite
Broadway song and a five-minute monologue, and a
resume and self-addressed stamped envelope should be
enclosed. They may be mailed to Dr. Zemel at D6jA vu
Productions, P.O. Box 22902, Rochester NY 14692.


Reception on key Thursday

for three artists
Three artists will open an exhibit Thursday, Nov.
16, at a reception from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Longboat
Framing Gallerie Inc., 6824 Gulf of Mexico Drive,
Longboat Key.


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and Carol Nunn, both
of Holmes Beach,
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edibles, from cupcakes
to homemade jams, on
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Details may be obtained at 383-8914.

Center Tuesday dance classes
Darlene Friedrich has resumed the adult dance and
exercise class on Tuesdays from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Mag-
nolia Ave., Anna Maria City.
The classes include jazz, ballet, stretching and
other exercises. Cost is $6 per person. Details may be
obtained at 778-1908.


University Women schedule

'get-acquainted' brunch
The Bradenton Branch of the American Associa-
tion of University Women will have a "get-acquainted"
luncheon to welcome new and prospective members on
Saturday, Nov. 18, said Ellie Thomasson of Holmes
Beach, member of the executive committee.
The meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. at 9210 19th
Drive N.W., Bradenton. Those planning to attend are
to call 748-5697.


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PARTNERS
BY MICHAEL S. IMAURER / EDITED BY WILL SHORT


ACROSS
1 Headliner
5 Where a stranger
may be taken in
12 Wall Street
activity
19 Attire
21 Authorize
22 Picture receivers
23Football's
Bowl
24 Partner of
60-Across
25 Classic answer to
"Where's your
homework?"
26 People with a
poll position?
28 Doughy
29Put on
30Clockmaker_
Terry
31 From Okla. City
to Tulsa
32 Irritable
34 Where the
monkey-puzzle
tree grows
36 Once, once
37 Part of a wedding
reception
38 Wrathful one in a
"Star Trek"
sequel
39 Dash
41 Where a hockey
team has the
advantage
44 Bearded, in a
way
46Hanukkah
centerpiece

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50 "The Tempest"
king
51 Partner of
76-Across
52 Songbird
53 Where
Solomon's navy
was built
54 Go by bus
55 Partner of
.88-Across
56 Makes waves?
57 To be, in old
Rome
58 Dug, in a way
60 Partner of
24-Across
61 Partner of
108-Across
62 Wild West
transport
63 Make true
65 Take on
68 Call for help
691972 Olympics
site
71 Actress Gershon
75 Partner of
29-Down
76 Partner of
51-Across
77 Connectors
appropriate to
this puzzle
78 Deserved
80 More than admire
82 Introduction
83 Filch
84 Like some
church
statements
85 "Cabaret"
director
86 Song parts
87 Flock tender, for
short
88 Partner of
55-Across


89Earthlike shape
90 Partner of
115-Across
93 End early
95 Not as aloof
97Ma;serpiece
100 John Lennon
101 Family
102 Declaration of
Independence
signee
104Rush
106 Precook
108Partner of
61-Across
110 On-line group
111 Wild
112 Dyemaking
chemical
113 Just not done
114 They go around
in the kitchen
115 Partner of
90-Across
116 Bit of greenery

DOWN
1 Partner of
79-Down
2 It may connect a
limb to a branch
3Ease
4 Frost
5 Nickname in
adult publishing
6 Like an hour-
long play,
perhaps
7Hide
8 Like many adages
9Jackie Wilson's
"Am Man"
10Came to grips
with?
11 Suffix with
sonnet


18 Partner of
101-Down
20 Partner of
41-Down
27 Beach area
29 Partner of
75-Across
33Lao-_
35 Kept
36Was abad played
perhaps
37Ex-lax?
38Injured sneakily
40Harness
41 Partner of
20-Down
42 Shouts to
toreadors
43 Up-to-date
dressers
44Superlatively
Saharan
45 Partner of
85-Down
46 Kind of unit
47 Hard to find, to
Hadrian
48 Kind of unit
49Alts.
51 Protract
52 Flaubert style
55 One who envies
the sitter?
59 Pioneer in
probability
62 Withdraw
64 Rundown areas
65 Frost


66 Message starter
67 Kansas and
Kentucky
69 Sedgy stretch
70 Juan's ones
71 Tough job
72 Don Juan's
mother
73 St. Petersburg's
river
74 Thirst quenchers


75 HBO alternative
79 Partner of
I-Down
81 Necklace pendant
82 Put off
85 Partner of
45-Down
86 School yr. part
88 Didn't just place
89 "The Third Man"
author


90 Easy catch
91 Cockamamie
92 Rio Grande do
(Natal's
state)
94 Gets bare on top
95 Handle
96 Part of the ear
97 Loon's cousin
98 Partner of
12-Down


99 Biblical words
repeated after
"O Absalom"
101 Partner of
18-Down
103 Two-time Indy
winner Luyendyk
105 Flyboy's org.
107 masque
108 Shoot the breeze?
109 Attorney's object


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Dining options
Enter a new season. Enter new dining choices -
as well as our fine old standards.
We recently tried dinner at Jonathan's, a charming
little location next to, of all things, Petsupermarket, on
Manatee Avenue.
Jonathan's definitely has the right stuff- enough
to change a lifelong policy of not dining at restaurants
next to pet stores.
(Remember the pet shop next to Mr. Bones years
ago. where the sign for Bones read "Fresh sausage
made daily?" Well, it wasn't until the pet store closed
and Charlotte Mansur and Eric Connors bought and
spruced up the place that we chose to dine there.)
The bottom line: Jonathan's delivers ambiance and
food combinations to wow the palate. An aggressive
and carefully-thought-out wine list offers 250 selec-
tions of some hard-to-get California chardonnays and
cabernets. There's the pricey Caymus Reserve, Dia-
mond Creek, Duckhorn, Kistler. There's the affordable
- Murphy-Goode Fume Reserve, Cambria
Katharine's Vineyard, Shafer.
Most of all, there's the food. But we'll get to that
in a minute.
Inside Jonathan's, the tall brick walls host large
artworks, advertising signs, Cortez artist Adam Ellis'
fish-painted on old windows and there's a quaint bar at
the back, separated by an antique screen divider and
large palms, making for an engaging spot to dine alone
or have a libation pre-dinner. The bartender/maitre'd is
a familiar face, former Islander Jeff "J.T." Tarr, also an
accomplished artist and former Beach Bistro maitre'd.
J.T. made us comfortable and saw to our needs.
The wine list is impressive, but knowing our tastes, J.T.


was tableside with a nice glass of chardonnay before
we could say "please."
We've now tried several entrees, angel hair pasta
with crawfish in a cream sauce, crawfish etoufee and
triple medallions of filet mignon with forestiere,
bearnaise and crawfish and cream sauce toppings.
All are highly recommended, particularly the an-
gel hair with crawfish. And the etoufee is the real deal
with a roux that was properly watched over to ensure
it reached the proper flavors and that shade of brown,
almost copper color, that only a chef who studied
somewhere in Louisiana could perfect.
We haven't had a chance to try dessert yet because
we seem to stuff ourselves with Jonathan's bread and
foccacia and the dreamy entrees. J.T. said next time try
the creme brulee.
Owner/chef/host Jonathan Shute, 47, and Chef
Todd Hellerman, 40, have been working together for
20 years.
Shute learned his craft in New Orleans with Chef
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Palace in the garden district on St. Charles Avenue wtih
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Shute said he and Hellerman have worked to cre-
ate a different flair, combining California-Pacific Rim
influences with Southern cooking.
"Chef Paul's desire was to create haut cuisine by
jazzing it up," Shute said. "His idea was to take things
like jambalaya to another level.
"The way I see it, it's fun to see all the fancy gar-
nish on food, but what we're trying to do is put food on
the plate you'll really enjoy. If it makes sense or it's
Southern, we go for it."
Shute said Hellerman has a great feel for the Cali-
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Southern ingredients.
"We'll do things like crawfish and lump crab
spring rolls with a tomato couli," Shute said. "Or our
roast duckling will have a pomegranate sauce. Nobody
does that. But pomegranates grow in Louisiana and
Louisiana is a major flyway for ducks.
"We're doing a lot of grouper and snapper with a
crawfish cardinal sauce. Our rack of lamb is pecan
crusted with a bourbon aujus. It's difficult to pinpoint
what we do."
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Revision of Holmes Beach ordinance requested


At the Oct. 24 meeting, Holmes Beach city com-
missioners postponed taking a vote on an ordinance
designed to limit the use of portable storage units to
two five-day periods each year. The wording is too
restrictive, commissioners said.
Commissioner Rich Bohnenberger said the pro-
posed ordinance doesn't make exceptions for "acts of
God" such as storms, when citizens may need portable
storage units for more than five days, nor does it take
into account that some businesses and residences have
permanent units.
Chairman Roger Lutz said Holmes Beach needs to
establish a time limit, no matter what the need for por-


table storage is. Recently, a Bradenton business had 20
portable storage units lined up on its parking lot along
Manatee Avenue for four months while repairing the
business's roof, Lutz said.
City attorney Robert Dye said he would revise the
ordinance to allow for extraordinary events, but asked
Lutz to clarify what the board will accept as "act of God."
All Island cities need to take action on the ordi-
nance together, said Commissioner Don Maloney, who
suggested contacting other commissions before taking
a vote.
Mayor Carol Whitmore said she was in favor of
passing the ordinance in Holmes Beach and letting


other cities follow if they choose to.
Dye told commissioners that Anna Maria had al-
ready obtained a copy of the Holmes Beach ordinance.
Anna Maria Commissioner Tom Skoloda told
Holmes Beach commissioners that his board has dis-
cussed time limits for tents on residential property, and
he understands precise wording is needed for identifi-
cation of temporary structures.
Bill Saunders, Holmes Beach assistant superinten-
dent of public works, said permanent units must be
permitted by the city.
Portable storage units may be used as construction
trailers at construction sites, commissioners said.


Anna Maria deputies to get new radar units


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
Watch your speed limit in Anna Maria City. There
will be radar units in all patrol cars in town, including
two new ones.
City commissioners voted unanimously to pur-
chase two new radar units at a cost of $1,500 each for
the Manatee County Sheriff's Office deputy's patrol
cars assigned to Anna Maria.
One of the new radar units will go into the patrol
car of this year's added (seventh) deputy, while the
second will be a replacement for an old unit that
couldn't be repaired.
That means all sheriff's vehicles patrolling the city
will be equipped with radar.
Commissioner Tom Skoloda asked if the radar units
could be purchased out of the one-cent sales tax funds
recently discovered remaining in the city's account.
City Attorney Jim Dye thought that they could. He
said the money has to be used for infrastructure which,
in his opinion, implies something that will last for at
least five years.
MSCO Sgt. Jim Tillner confirmed the units have a
life expectancy of at least five years.
When-the new units are mounted in the patrol cars,
they will be able to measure not only the speed of on-
coming traffic, but also the speed of cars following the
deputies' vehicles.
In another matter, the commission discussed the
outstanding legal bill of former mayor Chuck Shumard.
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for failure to produce public records. A settlement was
reached and the city suit was resolved, but Shumard
hired a private attorney for his defense.
Previously, the commission voted to require
Shumard to reimburse the city for legal fees which he
ordered paid by the city clerk to his personal attorney.
The city attorney said he sent a letter to Shumard
last June asking that the city be reimbursed.
Dye said Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh spoke to
Shumard and the former city official told the current
mayor he believes the bills should be paid by the city
and he therefore refuses to pay them.


The bills total some $2,400 and, according to
Dye's estimate, it would cost about twice that to take
legal action to collect from Shumard.
The situation is further complicated because
Shumard was not adjudicated guilty.
He pleaded "no contest" in October 1999 to
charges that he violated the Sunshine Law and was
fined $250, but the judge withheld adjudication.
Dye said the city has four to five years before the
statute of limitations runs out and the commission
voted to table the issue with the possibility of revisit-
ing it at a later date.


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Work has begun to repair the pilings and replace
the decking for the Bradenton Beach City Pier.
Commercial Divers International Inc., a St. Peters-
burg-based company, will be doing the $184,000
project. Repairs include fixing cracks in 74 badly dam-
aged pilings on the pier, replacing the supporting
braces and replacing the wooden deck on the 600-foot-
long pier at the east end of Bridge Street.
Bridge Street Pier & Cafe owner Georgia Meier,
who runs the restaurant franchise for the city at the pier,
is also having some work done on the flooring in the
restaurant in conjunction with the piling and deck
work. She expects to close the restaurant for three days,
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placed to coincide with the business closing timetable.
Fishers may be displaced during the decking work.
Commercial Divers construction workers will begin at the
west end of the pier and work east to the "T" jutting into
Anna Maria Sound. As the work marches east, the pier
will be open for fishing. City commissioners have agreed
to waive fishing fees at the pier during construction.
Construction materials and debris will be stored at
Coquina Beach for the pier work, and transported to the
pier by barge.
Construction work will take place from 7 a.m. to
sunset, probably six days a week, according to
Bradenton Beach Building Official Roger Titus.
Pier piling replacement was first discussed more than
three years ago. Commissioners went out to bid on the
project, then rejected bids when it was pointed out that a
survey to determine which pilings needed replacement or
repair should be done. Time dragged, and the survey was
eventually bid and completed, and then-the piling contrac-
tor selected.
Decking was determined to be replaced in conjunc-
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Funds to pay for the pier work come from a special
account, paid by franchisee Meier.Construction should
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Streetlife


Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Nov. 4, 800 block of North Shore
Drive. theft. A person took items from a
yard sale without paying and left with-
out getting caught.
Nov. 4. 100 Bay Blvd. S.. city pier,
vandalism. Unidentified suspects went
through a locked gate at the city pier and
tossed three tables, a bench, and a bait
tank into Tampa Bay.
Nov. 8, 100 block of Maple Av-
enue. criminal mischief. A woman told
police that a street light had been shot
out by what appeared to have been a
pellet gun. This is the fifth time this has
happened in the past two months, the
woman said. Deputies agreed to patrol
the area.

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Nov. 3, 2300 block of Gulf Drive
North, burglary. A man reported that
someone broke into a construction
trailer and stole $2.382 worth of items.
Nov. 4. 1 1.'1. i Gulf Drive S.. Leffis
Key parking lot, burglary to auto. A
woman reported that someone broke out
the passenger side window of her car
and removed a black leather purse from
under the seat. The purse contained $75,
three credit cards, a driver's license and
prescription glasses. Damage to the ve-
hicle was $200.
Nov. 6. 2200 block of Avenue C,
domestic battery, resisting arrest without
violence. Officers were dispatched to a
car alarm call. On arrival they observed
the suspect and victim fighting on the
carport. After investigating, the officers
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on the victims face. Because the suspect
refused to leave, she was placed under
arrest for domestic battery. When offic-
ers tried to put handcuffs on the suspect,
she stiffened her arms and started spin-
ning around, an officer said. Two
Bradenton Beach police officers were
assisted by a Holmes Beach police of-
ficer. They placed the suspect on the
ground and handcuffed her.
Nov. 6, 4200 block of Cortez Road
West, driving while license suspended
with knowledge; attaching decal not
assigned; warrant for violation of pro-
bation. The suspect passed an officer
at the 3400 block of Cortez Road. The
suspect was going 65 mph in a 45-mph
zone. The suspect's vehicle started
weaving in and out of traffic without
using a signal. The officer reported the
tag number and learned it had expired.
The suspect's driver's license had
been suspended for failure to pay a
traffic fine, and he was wanted on a
warrant in Manatee County for viola-
tion of probation. The man was ar-
rested and the car towed.
Nov. 4, 1007 Gulf Drive N., Sum-
mer Sands condominiums, burglary
auto. A man said someone got into his
unlocked car and took items worth
$604, including 12-15 compact discs, a
camera and miscellaneous tools.

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Nov. 2, 3100 block of Avenue C,
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turned over a portable toilet.
Nov. 4, 200 block of 56th Street, ag-
gravated battery. When the suspect visited
the police department prior to the incident,
officers told him to consult a lawyer be-
cause his complaint was a civil matter.
After leaving the police department, the
suspect went to his grandmother's house,
where he and the victim, who is his uncle,
became involved in a fight. The victim had
a cut above his right eye, abrasions on his
left arm and sore ribs. He said the suspect
threatened his life. Before officers arrived,
the suspect had fled the scene. A capias
request was written for the suspect's arrest.
The suspect later told police he wants his
uncle to allow other family members to
visit his grandmother.
Nov. 6, 500 block of Key Royale
Drive, theft. A man said that some of his
belongings were stolen from his resi-
dence between April 24 and July 17
while the home was being renovated.
Nov. 6, 3300 block of Fourth Av-


enue, information. A man said someone
broke a window at his apartment while
he was away, but nothing was missing
or damaged inside.
Nov. 9, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn,
criminal mischief. A bartender said a pa-
tron kept coming behind the bar after he
was told not to. Before leaving the bar, the
patron threw a beer bottle at the front wih-
dow and broke it, the bartender said. The
officer located the patron, who said he
would pay for the broken window.
Nov. 9, 2600 block of Gulf Drive,
Bradenton Beach, theft. A Holmes
Beach officer was called to the scene of
a theft because the Bradenton Beach
Police Department was busy with an-
other call, the officer said.
The victim said he watched as his
bike was stolen from the back porch of
his residence. The man yelled at the
thief and chased him. The suspect aban-
doned the bike several hundred feet
from the man's house, and lost a sandal
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Library storyteller studies with the masters


Islander Reporter By Laurie Krosney
"Mesmerizing." That's how Island Library story-
teller Laura Beard described the National Storytelling
Festival 2000.
"They had you laughing one minute and crying the
next, and then you found yourself singing along the.
next minute."
SThe Friends of the Island Branch Library paid for
Beard, a library employee, to attend the Festival held
in Jonesborough, Tenn.
Beard said she and Mary Kay Clune, a colleague
from the Braden River Library, loved every minute of
the three-day event.
"I especially appreciated the stories based on per-
sonal experiences from the heart," Beard said.
Deaf storyteller Billy Seago captivated the audi-
ence with his fables, tales and classic stories. "It was
so interesting to have American Sign Language as the
main communication and the spoken word as the trans-
lation," Beard noted.
Kathryn Windham, a Southern storyteller, Pat
Speight, a renowned teller of traditional Irish tales,
Shanta, with her African stories and Cherokee stories
told by Gayle Ross were all highlights for Beard.
She said she especially liked Waddie Wadell, the


Laura Beard and singer Pete Seeger.


cowboy poet, who puts on a festival in Wyoming every
year, and John McCutcheon, who was described by the
Washington Post as "Virginia's Rustic Renaissance Man."


Beard talked to legendary folk
singer Pete Seeger at length,
even getting him to pose for a
snapshot with her and a copy of
The Islander which he later
autographed.
"Seeger told me he was a
neighbor of sorts to Anna Maria
Island. His mother lived in a
trailer park in Sarasota about 65
years ago, and Seeger attended
Sthe Ringling School of Art for a
while," Beard said.
Beard said she'll use some of
the ideas she got at the festival
when she does Family Story Time
at the Island Branch Library.
She said she's still finding
her own style, and it was fasci-
nating to hear and learn from
master storytellers.
She shares storytelling nights
at the library with Marion
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Bachman wins Sportsmanship Award
It's easy to see why Division I soccer coaches gave
Kelsea Bachman the Kenny Randall Sportsmanship
Award.
The Longboat Observer player and King Middle
School student has an infectious smile and perpetually
good attitude even when competing on the field.
According to Scott Dell of the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, the Kenny Randall Award is for
the one single player who exceeds all other players in
their on-and-off-the-field decorum.
Coaches vote on the player who is a role model in
exemplifying Anna Maria Island Community Center
soccer, he said.
Critical to winning is the player's exceptional at-
titude both on and off the field. Coaches look for some-
one who is easily coached and well-liked who is sel-
dom in trouble in the league, at school or at the Cen-
ter, Dell said.
Diego Felipe was a unanimous choice for Division
I soccer's Dennis Granstad Most Valuable Player
Award.
Felipe averaged close to seven goals per game, an
incredible number when considering both teams rarely
score that number of goals in a game. Several times,
Felipe scored eight or more goals in a one game.
The Granstad MVP Award is given to the player
who exceeds all other players in the following areas.
The MVP goes to the player who stood out above
all others as the most exceptional in the league and
whose soccer skills including passing, shooting, trap-
ping and ball control are the best. The player also had
to make the biggest impact in the league.
Anyone who saw Felipe play knew he was head
and shoulders the best player in the league.


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The Anna Maria Braves of the Manatee County
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age 13-15 have ripped apart every team they've played
this fall.
Some of the names are familiar like Bobby Gib-
bons, Peter Dowling, Tim Spence, Zach Hill, Dustin
Cole, Ryan and Ted Carlson, Anthony Rosas, Danny
Shafer, Matt Tonai.
The Braves play against teams from Braden River
and the G.T. Bray sports complex on 59th Street in
Bradenton.
They've won 20 games in a row after starting off with
a two wins and two losses, Coach Bob Gibbons said.
"Our base running is the best of any team out
there," Gibbons said. "We have a lot speed and our
pitching and hitting has been phenomenal. Dowling is
8-0, including a no hitter. My son Bobby is 9-1 with a
no-hitter and two, one-hit games and Zach Hill pitched
a no-hitter.
"Rosas has given us some good innings, he hits
good and I give him rookie of the year. He's smart, he




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THE ISLANDER N NOV. 15, 2000 E PAGE 21
Soccer MVP
-. Kelsea Bachman, left,
Holds her Kenny Randall
Sportsmanship Award for
Sthe 2000 soccer season at
the Anna Maria Island
Community Center.
Diego Felipe, right, was
named the league's most
valuable player and was
given the Dennis
Granstad MVP Award.
SThe Center's Scott Dell
ie B has the plaques where the
Stwo Division 1 players'
names will be inscribed
and hung on the Center's
walls. Islander Photo.
David Futch



listens and learns. He's a great kid.
"Ryan Carlson is the outstanding hitter on the
team. He's batting around .600 and has hit four home
runs, two in one game. He's had a lot of extra-base hits,
a lot of doubles."
The Braves finish their season with two games on
tap, one Thursday at 7 p.m. at G.T. Bray on the Mana-
tee High School Field next to the Little League fields
north of the gym.
The Braves play again Saturday at Braden River
sports complex off SR 70 next to the Highway Patrol
station. It's a 2 p.m. game against the Braden River
Reds.

Tampa Blackwatch pooches past Magic
Tampa Blackwatch and Manatee Magic fought to
the finish Nov. 11 at G.T. Bray Park before Blackwatch
nipped the Magic in 1-0 thriller.
Blackwatch coach Timothy King said the Magic
play as hard as any team he's seen or played against
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SPORTS, FROM PAGE 21
and the game could have gone either way.
"The Magic had as many opportunities as us,"
King said. "These were two really good teams out there
today. We were the ones with the luck."
Magic coach J.D. Arndt couldn't agree more.
"We had a couple of shots that just as easily could
have gone in, especially the one from Kyle Scott,"
Arndt said. "These were two very good teams."
It was a see-saw, back-and-forth, yin and yang
game. Both teams moved the ball up and down the field
at will but couldn't score until Kyle Sims scored the
only late in the first half.
Islander Zach Geeraerts made three diving stops of
sure goals when the Magic goalie got out of position.
Conner Bystrom and Joel Mitchell led the offensive
attack with some powerful kicks and nifty moves.
Mitchell is particularly skillful with his left foot,
allowing him to cross the ball in goal to teammate and
striker Chris Burnett.
Pablo Veron of the Magic made a kick save three feet
in front of the goal in the second half to save a goal just
before a Blackwatch player was able to get to the ball.
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Bystrom made several header saves and sent the
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THE ISLANDER M NOV. 15, 2000 M PAGE 23


Division II Soccer Champions Island Real Estate
The Anna Maria Community Center 2000 Division II soccer champions, Island
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Sewall, Alex Wright, Hunter Hardy and Sean Edwards. The coaches are Tracy
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THE ISLANDER 0 NOV. 15, 2000 a PAGE 25


Adopt.-AGrandparent Program under way at school


By Diana Bogan
Islander Correspondent
Each year senior members of All Island Denomi-
nations, an organization representing the Island's seven
churches, and the Island Kiwanis Club pair up with
Island students as surrogate grandparents.
Cindi Harrison, the school's guidance counselor,
selects third and fifth graders to take part in the pro-
gram based on who she thinks has need for a senior
mentor. Students are eligible if due to location, death
or divorce they are unable to spend time with their
natural grandparents.
This year 11 fifth-graders have been paired up with
Kiwanis club members and eight third graders will pair
off with a grandparent from All Island Denominations.
Once a month, students have lunch and take part in a
special activity with their mentors.
In the upcoming months the Kiwanis club has
planned events such as a puzzle day, environmental day
and an unbirthday party. At the end of the year both
groups get together for a picnic.
The number of students taking part in the program
depends upon the number of grandparents available.
Harrison says each year she has a waiting list of kids who
want a grandparent. Students will continue to be matched
up throughout the year if more grandparents volunteer.
Students are limited to participating through the
school for only one year, however some students have
continued the relationship with their adopted grandpar-
ent on their own.


Adopted grandparents
Kiwanis club members teamed up with fifth-grade students for the Adopt-A-Grandparent program. Back row,
left to right, Cindi Harrison, Sky King, Bob LoPiccolo, Kayla Boak, LaRae Regis, Rich Bohnenberger, John
DeForge, Stretch Fretwell, Jack Peterson, Ralph Bassett and Bob Sayles. Front row, left to right, Keith
Reynolds, Ethan Struber, Amber Weng, Ricki Orescan, Tierny Green, John Gregory, Zack Meshes, Chris
Martin, lan Beck and April Glennon.


"The kids get attached to their grandparent," said
Harrison. "They know that this person is here just for
them."


Anyone interested in becoming a grandparent should
call Bobbie Keith of All Island Denominations at 753-
7083, or Bob LoPiccolo with the Kiwanis at 794-3459.


Island students take home fire safety tips


By Diana Bogan
Islander Correspondent
Fire Inspector Tom Soleau and firefighters from
the West Manatee Fire-Rescue station in Homes Beach
brought their fire safety message to each class at Anna
Maria Elementary School last week.
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and keep families safe. He encouraged students to talk
to their parents and set up a plan of action.
Students were taught how to check a door before
opening it, and how to stay safe in case they can't find
a way out of their room.
Fire personnel also said that parents should teach


Caught in the "WAVE"
Honored through the We Are Very Exceptional (WAVE) program at the Anna Maria Island Elementary School this
week are Taylor Wilson, Rachel White, Patrick Clerkin, Nicole Mayner, Daniel Janisch, Alex Thurkettle, Joey
Hutchinson, Blake Wilson, Jessica O'Brien, Michael Rogers, Alex Phillips, Flannery McClung, Tyler Fitzgerald,
Joel Mitchell, Ben Murphy, Kahla Zeimis, Maria Price and Coach Burr (not pictured).


their children how to remove screens from their bed-
room windows in case they need to escape a fire, and
that families should have a safe meeting place set up so
everyone can quickly be accounted for.
Soleau, who has been teaching kids about fire
safety for 28 years, says that most fires can be pre-
vented.
"Many people don't have enough smoke detectors
or they are not working properly," Soleau said. "The
most common comment we hear from fire victims is
that they never thought that it could happen to them."
After the classroom discussion, students took a
close look at the equipment firefighters have on their
trucks to help them fight fires and save lives.





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SLunch: Corndog or BBQ Chicken Sandwhich,
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Lunch: Hamburger Gravey or Breaded
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S Breakfast: Eggs, Toast, Cereal, Juice
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Up, up and away: Big blimps making comeback


Some old technology is getting a modern applica-
tion.
Think big balloons. Really, really big balloons.
A German-based company called CargoLifter
hopes to have a fleet of 20 dirigibles up and flying
within five years. The 853-foot-long cigar-shaped craft
will be used to haul cargo anywhere in the world.
"The big advantage of these ships is they can haul
what we cal BUF big, ugly freight," a company
spokesman said. "Things like gas turbines, components
for offshore drilling rigs, a McDonald's restaurant. It's
big heavy stuff that doesn't easily fit into the hold of a
ship or railroad car."
The zeppelins are filled with 20 million cubic feet
of helium, hold a dozen crew members and have a
range of 6,000 miles. They only go about 60 mph, but
that's a lot faster than a freighter, and the blimps have
the advantage of point-to-point pickup and drop-off.
All that lifting capacity allows the CargoLifter
ships to handle up to 170 tons of stuff.
The $100 million price tag is about two-thirds the
cost of a Boeing 747-400. However, the heavy-trans-
portation market in the United States is a $1.5 billion-
a-year industry, so CargoLifter executives should re-
coup their initial investments pretty fast.
"Not only is this technology proven and tested, it's
safe, reliable and environmentally friendly," the com-
pany spokesman said.
As you probably remember, the last of the great
zeppelins was the "Hindenburg," which burst into
flame over New Jersey in 1937. The CargoLifter fleet
will use nonflammable helium, not the flammable hy-
drogen that filled the "Hindenburg."

Water rules revisited
Those nice folks at Swiftmud called last week and
pointed out a glitch in our lawn watering rules. It seems
that only reclaimed water may be applied on any day,
and only between the hours of midnight to 10 a.m. and
from 4 p.m. to midnight. Well water must meet the
same restriction as potable water that's the stuff that
comes out of your kitchen faucet.
In case you've forgotten, the water rules call for
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numbered addresses may water only on Tuesday and
odd-numbered addresses on Sunday. Irrigation is al-
lowed only between midnight and 10 a.m. or 4 p.m.
through midnight and is limited to quantities necessary
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 or vegetables
is allowed on any day, but hand-watering of lawns is per-
mitted only on the designated days for lawn watering.
Newly planted lawn and landscape areas may be
watered on any day of the week for a 60-day establish-
ment period that begins the day that the plant material
is installed. With the exception of water use on the day
of planting, establishment period irrigation should still
occur only during the allowable watering hours.
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ous surfaces is prohibited.
Vehicle washing is permitted at any time, but a
shut-off nozzle must be used at the end of the hose.
Fundraising car washes are permitted as long as
shut-off nozzles are used.
Pools may be drained and filled on any day of the
week.
Hey, thanks to the alert reader, and to Swiftmud for
the clarification.

El Nifio again
Weather planners hey, if there can be land-use
planners I guess there can be weather planners are
urging world leaders to begin preparations now for the
next El Nifio.
The weather pattern happens every two to seven
years. The 1997-98 El Nifio was one of the most power-
ful ever and caused a massive disruption in the environ-
ment throughout the planet, causing more than $32 billion
in damages. The way to deal with the next spate of
weather spawned by El Nifio is through education, better
forecasting, disaster planning and the like, researchers say.
Think like a global emergency operation center, the
weather gurus advise.
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ricanes. Maybe if world governments form a massive
disaster planning agency to handle El Nifio, we won't
have another bad El Nifio?
Nah, I don't think we could be that lucky.

Global warming solutions,
but at what cost?
Most scientists agree that global warming is caused
by human intervention to the Earth's weather. Green-
house gases produced by burning of fossil fuels in-
creases the temperature of the atmosphere, melts ice
caps and causes a rise in sea level.
A simple solution to global warming is to cut back
on the burning of fossil fuels. A simple way to get
people to cut back on burning fossil fuels is to raise the
price of gas and coal.
But a trio of church leaders has postulated that hik-
ing gas prices will "gravely harm most Americans. And
since poor families spend a higher share of their income
on energy and other basic necessities, they would be
hardest hit."
They say that "skyrocketing fuel prices over the
past 18 months have already forced some low-income
people to choose between heating and eating."
Something called the "Kyoto Protocol" has been
proposed to deal with the global warming issue. The
international treaty calls for reducing greenhouse gas
emissions by raising energy taxes. It is estimated by the
U.S. Energy Information Administration that enact-
ment of the treaty would cost the American economy
$348 billion annually, increase gasoline prices 50 per-
cent, increase energy bills by 85 percent and heating oil
costs by 75 percent.
The National Center for Atmospheric Research has
estimated that the result in global-warming standards
would be about one-half of a degree difference in tem-
perature in the next 50 years.
Seems that something has to be done. Maybe
something other than a sledgehammer to hit a flea
would work, huh?

Sandscript factoid
Officials in a Utah town named Virgin have passed
a law that requires each of it's 350 residents to have a
gun and ammunition in their homes for self-defense.
The mentally ill, convicted felons, conscientious objec-
tors and people who cannot afford to own a gun are
exempt from the law.
You'll be pleased to note that I've avoided any
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THE ISLANDER 0 NOV. 15. 2000 M PAGE 27


Pompano in bay, trout action on top-water plugs


By Capt. David Futch
Pompano are around in numbers. Using a yellow
jig in the bays is a good way to get them. And walking
Bean Point in the early morning casting sandfleas is
another.
Or sitting on the Rod & Reel Pier can be a great
way to diddle away a day to land what is known as "the
fish of kings."
If you've eaten a pompano, you know why they
call them that. That and the fact that only a king can
afford to buy the things.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said off-
shore fishing has seen its share of wind for the past
week. In the bays, its time for pompano using round-
headed yellow jigs. Trout like top-water plugs this time
of year.
"You don't need live bait for trout," Lowman said.
"A broken-back Rebel is a hard, surface-floating bait
they can't seem to resist. It looks like an injured min-
now when you jig it. What's cool is you get to see the
trout take the bait. A DOA shrimp works good too
when you want to sink a bait."
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier in Anna Maria
said the wind has the water stirred up and dirty. Despite
that, folks are catching black drum, redfish, an occa-
sional pompano, a lot of small snook and some decent
flounder.
Capt. Roy Salgado on the Grand Slam said he
showed Dave Bittrich of New Jersey how to catch
kingfish and tuna and plenty of both.
"It was just a killer week for us," Salgado said.
"The kingfish are here in numbers and we limited out
three days in a row. I bet we caught 120 in three trips
and they weighed 10 to 25 pounds."
Capt. Curt Morrison and Capt. Ryan Hackney
on the Neva-Miss said they've been concentrating on
kingfish and grouper about 15 miles out.
Curt's wife, Sue, said she caught a 17-pound gag
grouper that she dubbed beautiful.
"A black tip shark was swimming around the boat
and the barracuda were everywhere. For the most part,
Curt and Ryan are catching a lot of gags. They also
caught a fish and we don't know what it is. We're tak-
ing it to Mote Marine to get them to identify it."
Capt. Joe Webb on the Old Florida said he's
been catching gags trolling two to seven miles offshore.
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said. "Everybody wants to catch grouper so I've been
trolling with bombers and they work good."
Capt. Sam Kimball on the Legend out of Annie's
Bait & Tackle in Cortez said he caught a gag grouper
just about everywhere he stopped and the Spanish
mackerel are plentiful and big to 5 pounds.
"I'm starting to pick up flounder while I'm bottom
fishing," Kimball said. "They're not real big, maybe 18
inches. And we're getting a lot of mangrove and lane
snapper. All of this is going on in 40 to 50 feet of wa-
ter using shiners and cut bait."
Carl Shaner at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle
said boats are getting blown off the water when they go
outside in the Gulf.
"The kings are out there, but people tell me they


can't get to them," Shaner said. "Inside, wade fisher-
men did good around the mangroves in Palma Sola Bay
and around Perico Island. Flounder has been decent. Be
careful of divers who are going after stone crab. If
you're boating, please stay away from dive flags."
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee Jay II out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said he caught a lot of
snook in Sarasota and Palma Sola bays and Anna Maria
Sound. Flounder fishing has been real good, he said.
"We discovered something interesting in Palma Sola
Bay. I was chumming with white bait for snook and not
much was happening so I put a shrimp on a popping cork
and redfish jumped on it. I didn't have many shrimp, but
we caught a redfish on every one of them. I think it hap-
pens this time of year because they've been feeding on
white bait all summer and they want something different.
Try it the next time you're out.
"We've been picking up some pompano. I was in
the Gulf last weekend and there are big Spanish mack-
erel out there. We hooked a big king on light tackle. We
also had a tarpon while fishing for a kingfish. He came
out of the water and was one of the biggest tarpon I've
seen in a while. He was well over 150 pounds. It re-
minded me of last December when we were catching
tarpon on the offshore reefs."
Capt. Steve Salgado on the Compleat Angler
said kingfish are still running good and snook fishing
continues to be real good.
"The snook are still around the mangroves and
flats," Salgado said. "There are some catch-and-release
trout. Offshore the kings are running 10 to 15 pounds.
They're a little smaller than last week when they were
hogs. We need the wind to lay down a little because it
has the water stirred up. There's a lot of bait around."
Capt. Mike Greig of Capt. Mike's Charters in
Holmes Beach said he's been catching 20 to 30 snook
each trip out.
"The problem remains the same," Greig said. "You
catch 20 and you might get one keeper. But we're
catching a lot of 25-inch snook which makes for a great
fight. You just can't keep them."
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip Tide said the
wind kept him at the dock most of the week.
"We got out one day early in the week and again
on Sunday," Denham said. "Both days were good,
though. We fished 12 to 20 miles out and caught kings
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Spectacular view of Bimini Bay. 4BR/3BA. porches with views,
pool and spa, extra-large garage, deep-water dock and dav-
its. Two zoned air/heat, lush tropical landscaping. Call Michael
Advocate 778-2246 or 778-0608 after hours.

WAGNER QEALTY
YOUR HOMETOWN REALTOR SINCE 1939
941 778-2246 800 211-2323
2217 GULF DRIVE NORTH BRADENTON BEACH
E-MAIL: AMI@WAGNERREALTY.COM


SUNNY SHORES Holiday Bazaar. Sat., Nov. 18,
8amlpm. 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.

NOTARY PUBLIC, Civil marriages and renewal of
wedding vows. Sunset beach setting or wherever.
Norman R. Veenstra, 778-5834.
MY NAME is JoAnn, I own a cleaning service and
this is how I earn my living. Did you discover any of
the following cleaning supplies; vacuum, shop vac,
chemicals, buckets, etc. and take them for
give-aways? Please return to 5008 51st St. and Gulf
Drive or call 778-8566. Thank you for your honesty.
ANNA MARIA Garden Club will have a plant sale Nov. 18,
9am-2pm. Roser Church, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria.


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THIS CHARMING 2BR/2BA home includes
almost 1,200 sq.ft. living area and completely
refurbished in 1996. A close proximity to the
beach, tennis court and shops and also located
on quaint Anna Maria street. Includes lovely
open deck with tropical setting, patio and is
being sold furnished. Excellent seasonal rental
and price at only $229,900!


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


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YARD SALE. AWESOME! One day only. Saturday
Nov. 18, from 8am-5pm. 518 71st St.

YARD SALE, you need to come to this one. Saturday
Nov. 18, 9am-6pm at Island Rental, in back, near
Shells. 3214 East Bay Drive.

CARPORT SALE, Kitchen appliances: slicer, steamer,
ncer, etc. Office: Three-drawer file, lams, bulletin boards
and other. Rock polisher, gems, large ice chest,
Hammond organ, books, collectibles. Come see what
else. Saturday. Nov. 18. 120 Oak, Anna Maria.

MOVING SALE, stuff, stuff and years of more stuff.
Saturday Nov. 18, from 8am-noon 526 56th St.,
Holmes Beacn.

DEMOLITION/YARD SALE in back lot of Tortuga Inn,
Thursday and Friday Nov. 16 and 17. 8am-4pm. No
early birds. 1325 Gulf Drive North, Bradenton Beach.

BIG SALE, Saturday Nov. 18, 8am-?. 7002 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.

LANAI SALE, Saturday Nov. 18. Furnishings big and
small. Wicker, household goods. 8am-1pm. 5604
Guava, follow sidewalk to the back.

ROSER GUILD THRIFT SHOP open Tuesday,
Thursday, 9:30am-2pm, Saturdays 9am-noon. Al-
ways 50% off rack. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.


ESTATE SALE THURSDAY November 16, 9:30am-
3pm, numbers given out at 8am. Sofa, occasional
tables, chairs and lamps, coffee table, card table set,
rattan glass top dinette with casotored chairs, desk
and tables, cookbooks, china cabinet, bookcases,
dining room table and chairs, recliner, Florida-style
queen bed set, costume jewelry, kitchenware, linens,
china, glass, and bric-a-brac. 605 Baronet Lane, Key
Royale. Sale conducted by Ina Baden, President.



CLEANING EQUIPMENT please call 778-8566.

LOST NOV. 2, Holmes Beach area. Black cat small
white spot on neck answers to Pooky. 778-9760.

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


CRITTER SITTER Six years in pet care, 21 years as
an Island resident. Tender loving care for your pets
with in-home visits. 778-6000.

ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
advertising!


1986 ACURA LEGEND, Al condition. 87,500 one-
owner miles. V6 engine, four door, automatic trans-
mission, cruise control, sunroof, AM/FM cassette.
$4,995/OBO, 778-1401.


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.

FOR SALE 1991 Grady White 22-foot Tournament. ,
200hp Yamaha, radio, sonar, good condition. Always
on lift. $13,000. 778-2511.

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.

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

1999 KEY WEST 17 foot 2 inch double console,
1998 Johnson 90HP (12hrs), s/s prop, Bimini, cover,
swim platform, CG package, trailer. Like new.
$11,000. 751-6206.


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DRAMATIC CONTEMPORARY HOME on Anna
Maria Island. Captivating Gulfview from this
custom-designed home by renowned architect
Gene Leedy. Just steps to white sandy beaches
of the Gulf of Mexico. $999,000. Sandy Drapala
749-5797 or Kathy Marcinko 252-1618. 44232

WATERFRONT
SPECTACULAR panoramic river view. Located
in the heart of downtown. Two units combined to
create a spacious home with two balconies over-
looking the water. Gorgeous carpeting and win-
dow treatments. $249,900. Sandy Drapala, 749-
5797 or Kathy Marcinko, 252-1618. 70324
CHARMING HOME on sailboat water, no
bridges to bay. 2BR, large family room with
vaulted ceiling, tropical lanai with romantic spa.
Xeriscaped yard. $229,900. Bobbie Banan,
383-2659. 45057


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

MAINLAND
BEAUTY & SERENITY are yours in this tropi-
cal retreat at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac.
3BR plus den, pool and community dock.
Steps to Palma Sola Bay. $449,000. Sandy
Drapala 749-5797 or Kathy Marcinko 252-
1618. 71087
VILLAGE GREEN HOME on corner lot. Pergo
wood floors and white tile, solar heated pool, tile
roof. Light/bright and attractive. Upgraded and
beautifully maintained. $143,500. Ruth Lawler
856-0396 or Cindy Greco 794-2714. 71036


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BEST BUY ON ISLAND Direct
Intracoastal and canal views from living
room, kitchen and bedroom of this new
3BR/2BA home. Boat lift, davits, and
hurricane strength tinted windows.
$399,000. Call Lynn Hostetler 778-
4800 for showing. MLS#71225


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.


WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS 2BR/ GULF BEACH PLACE Spacious
2BA, great water view of Watson's 2BR/2BA modern unit. Quiet residen-
Bayou, private dock, covered parking. tial setting, 50 steps to beach. Great
Dick Maher or Dave Jones, A Paradise rental. Dave Vande Vrede 778-4388.
Realty, 778-4800. $215,000. MLS#70577 $239,900. MLS#70567
Island lot: Commercial or duplex zoning. Call Lynn Hostetler 720-5876. $149,900




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Be I H ME L T C A R E


WILL SACRIFICE 1963 Antique for $300 OBO. 16
foot Starcraft, 40HP Evinrude and Gator trailer. Mo-
tor needs work. 778-3430.

TO SETTLE ESTATE 1981 Catalina 22 foot includes cus-
tom made cradles, 9.9 Evinrude. 778-1013 8am-8pm.


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.

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.

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

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


PEACEFUL VIEW. Lakeview
from this 3BR/2BA home. Large
open rooms include a den and
family room. Deck, fireplace and
separate mother-in-law apartment.
$180,000. IB45903.
S' EXCELLENT INVESTMENT.
S Affordable Gulffront complex with
excellent rental history. Quiet loca-
.c tion, comfortable turnkey fur-
TOP LISTING nished. Ideal investment for all
AGENT FOR beginning or seasoned investors.
OCTOBER $135,000. IB70990.
OCTOBER

SKEY WEST STYLE. Views of the bay
Sand Slyway from this turnkey furnished
S 3BR/2.5BA home in Anna Maria. Open
atmosphere with vaulted ceilings. Pool,
skylights and deck. $369,900. 1B25505.
ENTERTAIN. Around the wonderful
caged and heated pool area. 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. 1B70903.
Village Green pool home, exceptional 2BR/2BA, in lush
tropical setting. $145,900. Denise Langlois, TOP
SELLING AGENT FOR OCTOBER, 751-1155.
IB70328.

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


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

NEED DISHWASHERS. Top pay and benefits. Ap-
ply in person at OOL LA LA, 5406 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.

KITCHEN HELP NEEDED at Rotten Ralph's Restaurant.
Apply in person. 902 S. Bay Blvd. or call 778-3953.

SALES OPPORTUNITIES. If you have not made
$100,000 this year and are a full-time real estate
agent (40hrs) you should be selling Island Proper-
ties. For a confidential interview contact Michael
Nink, Wedebrock Real Estate Co., 383-5543. Ask
about sign on bonus.

BOOKKEEPER/Accountant for fast growing Island
office. Flexible hours and schedule. Organizational
skills a must. 778-6849 or 747-0635 evenings.

HOUSEKEEPER, full-time for Longboat Key resort.
To include Saturdays. Must be reliable and trustwor-
thy. Experience preferred, but will train if necessary.
For further information please call 383-5511.

BEACH ATTENDANT wanted part-time for
Longboat Key resort. Must be reliable, have some
sailing experience and be a people person with a
sense of humor. $8.00/hour. To apply call 383-5511.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Anna Maria Island Cham-
ber of Commerce Tourist Information Center. Pur-
pose/goal: To educate people about Anna Maria Is-
land. Call for details, 778-1541.


LAKE LA VISTA YACHT BASIN
Expansive water views
Direct access to Tampa Bay
One block to City Pier
Mint condition
Offered at $275,000


LARGE CANALFRONT LOT
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.ft.) features expan-
sive water views and is a short walk to the beach.
Offered at $235,000.



REAL ESTATE
OF ANNA MARIA ... ,
778-0455 '-
9906 Gulf Drive .-, "
Visit our website at www.greenreal.com


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
778-3222.

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

ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
advertising!

LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Available
evening, weekend. For any computer needs-hard-
ware, software, network, commercial, private. Call
778-8473.

TREE SERVICE Topping, trimming, shaping, remov-
als. Trim palm trees. Call Phil Brewer Tree Service,
746-6678 or pager 252-3300.

HUSBAND FOR A DAY handyman services. Twenty
five years experience. Free Estimates. Licensed and
insured. 778-2784.

WALL & CEILING REPAIR Water damaged drywall, hand
and spray texture, professional painting. Reliable over
20 years experience. Fred 752-7758, cell 545-6141.

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 construc-
tion trades. "I'm handy to have around." 778-1022.


Wedebrock Ryal Estate Company


3224 East Bay Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
Sales: 941-778-0700 Rentals: 778-6665 Toll Free: 1-800-749-6665
www.wedebrock.com email:wedebrok@aol.com


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


,P -^ -p REALTOR.
S 26 Years of ProfessionalService
OUR LISTINGS DON'T EXPIRE THEY SELL.
Our inventory is low. Let us work for you. Your house can be
the next on our list! Sold within the last two months:
308 57th St. .......... ....... ..... Holmes Beach
105 Pelican ..... Anna Maria
1418 86th St W Bradenton
312 64th St. W Bradenton
8202 Mria Anna Maria
1101 Auston9 m \ Perico Isles
307 15th Ave. ...... ...-....... ...... Palmetto
308 14th St. .......... (Duplcx, contract pending) Holmes Beach
FOR SALE
BAYSHORE CONDO Age restricted, near shopping. $32,000.
PINEBROOK DORAL MODEL 2BR/2BA, golf couLse. $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 Wildcwood Villa. Beautifully deco-
rated, glass-enclosed lanai. $117,900.
COMMERCIAL
STYLING SALON Eight stations, established over 35 years. $39,000, B00.
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.
RENTALS
VACATION AND 2001 SEASONAL AVAILABLE
GULFFRONT CONDOS, HOMES, APARTMENTS
and TOWNHOUSES AVAILABLE
HOMES: 3-4BR with 2-3 baths, heated pools, some canalfront.
ANNUAL: 4BR/2BA, two-car garage, caged inground pool.
CALL US TO LIST YOUR PROPERTY FOR SALE.
WE GIVE REFERENCES!
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DON & KAREN SCHRODER, REALTORS

KEY ROYALE GEM 77. .
Lush landscaping sets off .[" .," '
the exterior of this fine -, .-..
3BR/2BA home. Its flex-
ible floor plan offers a 0
family room and a
spacious air-conditioned
Florida room that is
bathed in morning sun. Boating enthusiasts will appreciate
the deep-water canal and the short time it takes to be in the
Bay or Gulf from this home's dock. There's room for a pool
or other buyer-needed expansions. $319,000.
i W/A GULFSTREAM
I 941- REALTY
941-778-2200


GULFVIEW DUPLEX 214 Fir, Anna Maria
City. 3BR/2BA each side. Turnkey fur-
nished. On dead-end street. $539,000.

Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, Fl 34216
Phone & Fax: (941)778-1222
E-Mail: dougdowling@earthlink.net
www.dougdowling.com






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419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 P 0 Box 2150
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294

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Island living doesn't get better than this! You must
see this impeccably maintained and appointed hide-
away, offering ceramic tiled floors throughout,
vaulted ceilings with fans, handy electric elevator and
sparkling free-form swimming pool with dramatic
vaulted cage, solar heat and therapy jets! The lushly
landscaped lot offers many specimen palms and fruit
laden orange trees, all watered by an automatic
irrigation system plus a private boat dock with elec-
tric lift on more than 175 feet of navigable waterfront.
Other features include French doors, two screened
lanais, enclosed outdoor shower with hot and cold
water and bright breezy westerly exposure. Short
walk to the beach! Priced at $499,900. Ready for
immediate occupancy!
Visit our Website at www.betsyhills.com


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Rentals and Property Management with a Personal Touch!







Sue Carlson & Teresa Gallagher
779.2555 800.770.6057 315 58th St., Suite F, Holmes Beach
(right behind the Garden Center!) www.islerentals.com
CHECK US FOR THANKSGIVING SPECIALS!



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Gloria Schorpp Helen White Mary Ann Schmidt
BEACH HOUSE
4BR/4BA turnkey furnished beach house west of
Gulf Drive in historic Anna Maria City. Large lot,
great rental. $589,000.
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.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB
2BR/2BA Gulffront turnkey furnished condo. Gor-
geous Gulf view, beautiful beach, heated pool, excel-
lent rental income. $475,000.
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.






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.

ANNUAL RENTALS
308 S. BAY BLVD. 3BR/2BA house direct
bayfront, furnished $1,800 mo.
7104 MARINA DR. 3BR/2BA house, pool. $2,000 mo.
SEASONAL RENTALS
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
ANNA MARIA

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REAL ESTATE, INC.
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 www.suncoastinc.com


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Frank Davis
Broker


Marianne Correll
Realtor


Bob Fittro
Realtor


Richard Freeman
Realtor


Alan Galletto
Broker/Realtor





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Tom Nelson
Realtor


Nick Patsios
Broker/Realtor


Chris Shaw
Realtor


Marilyn Trevethan
Realtor


BOATERS PARADISE and waterfront
luxury! Quality built home in Key Royale
on Anna Maria Island. Dock your boat in
the backyard with more than 250 feet
along seawall. Three to four bedrooms,
vaulted ceilings, 3,000 + sq. ft., tile floors,
fireplace and a large kitchen all in a tropi-
cal landscape setting with more than 90
trees! $889,000.
WATERFRONT HOMES:

777 N. Shore Dr .. CP $1,150,000
,631 Foxworth Lane .. NEW $889,000
2306 Canasta Dr.......... $895,000
527 72nd Street.................$589,000
5913 Flotilla Dr............. $340,000
203 55th Street............. $319,000
462 63rd Street ............ $199,000

WATERFRONT
AND ISLAND CONDOS:


Waters Edge Condo ....... $249,000
3705 East Bay Drive ........... $139,000
Sandy Point Condo......... .... $125,000

ISLAND HOMES:
107 6th St North........... $449,500
3706 Gulf Drive ............ $349,000
4002 6th Avenue ......... $369,000
2406 Avenue A............... $267,400
2101 Avenue B..................$229,500

VACANT LOTS:

110 Mangrove ................. $249,000
2409 Avenue A................ $199,000
4006 6th Avenue Lot #1-4. $149,000
305 Clark Drive ............... $149,000
404 Magnolia Avenue......... $125,000

DUPLEXES/TRIPLEXES
MULTI FAMILY PROPERTIES:
777 N. Shore Dr..... CP $1,150,000
4109 Gulf Drive ............ $489,000
313 62nd Street............ $219,900
6504 Holmes Blvd........... $199,900

MAINLAND:
2418 90th Street NW...... $3,195,000
7403 16th Ave. West ........... $134,900
1411 56th Street ................. $78,000

PERICO ISLAND & BAY CLUB:
11434 Perico Isles Circle .. NEW $249,000
11319 Perico Isles Circle .... $248,000

COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES


9915 Manatee Ave.......... $1,495,000
812 North Bay Blvd ......... $879,900
310 Pine Ave................. $294,500

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Paradise Improvements 778-4173
llll 1 Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
.huuu Replacement Doors and Windows
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A l Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
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WALL & CEILING REPAIR. Drywall, texture, paint,
tiling, all handyman work. Call Fred, Monday-Satur-
day 10am-6pm at 752-7758 or mobile 545-6141.
QUALITY CARPENTRY and repairs. Call 795-1947.
SCREENS, WINDOWS AND REPAIR. Board ups
and hurricane panels. Call Greg Gettinger Glass
725-1257 or 736-5718.
PUT YOUR HOUSEWORK in our hands! All phases
of residential and commercial cleaning. Free esti-
mates and all work guaranteed. Call Laureen or John
at "L & J Supreme Klean" 753-6843.
CLEAN WINDOWS Wouldn't that be nice? I'll
make your glass gleam! Local, licensed, insured.
725-0399.

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

JADES CLEANING 18-years experience. Island
only, very thorough. Contact Ruth Howle 761-3053/
home, 228-0862/cell.
CLEANING GAL residential weekly, bi-weekly. Expe-
rienced, professional, attention paid to detail. 795-
2720. 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
HANDY ANTHONY" Jack of Most Trades! 20-year
Island resident. Painting, masonry, plumbing/electri-
cal repairs. Installation of floors, windows, cabinets.
778-6000.
COMPUTER SERVICES. In home tutor. Learn to use
your computer as easy as your telephone. FREE long
distance telephone, internet, software. 383-5372.
NEED A NEW FENCE? We do all kind at reasonable
prices. Please call for your free estimate. 778-1098.


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

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

ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If it's
broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior dis-
count. Call 778-2581 or 713-0676.
DEPENDABLE LAWN CARE Reasonable rates, free
estimates. Call Jason 761-4547.


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

SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $27 a yard. Haul-
ing: all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free esti-
mates. 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#
CRC 035261.

INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vi-
nyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.


INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. Thirty-four year Island resident. Call Jim
Bickal at 778-1730.
CHRISTIES PLUMBING Island and off-Island service
since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free
estimates, no overtime charges. Now certifying
backflow at water meters. (FL#RF0038118) 778-
3924 or 778-4461.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.

GRIFFITHS' ISLAND PAINT/paper services: Interior/
exterior painting, pressure washing and wallpaper.
For prompt, reliable service at reasonable rates call
Kevin at 778-2996. Husband/wife team.
CARL V. JOHNSON JR. Building Contractor. New homes,
renovations, additions and design service. Free estimates
and fair prices. Time and materials or contract. Let me save
you $$$. Lic#RR0066450. Call 795-1947.
B&D SEAMLESS aluminum gutters, five or six inch
available. Insured, free estimates. Dean Guth, owner
and operator, 729-0619.
ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodel-
ing, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths.
Free estimates. Lic#RC0045125, #RG0058589,
#PE0020374. Insured. Call 720-0794.
WINDOW SHADES. BLINDS, shutters and more by
Hunter Douglas and other major manufacturers. Life-
time warranty. Call Island resident Keith Barnett for
a free in-home consultation. Many Island references,
15 yrs. experience. 941-778-3526 or 730-0516.
THE ANSWER TO your home improvement needs.
Painting, custom finishes, texturing, trim. Door hang-
ing, cabinet installations, ceramic tiling, light remod-
eling and repairs. Call A to Z Interior Finishings 941-
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will travel. 745-1043 Dan Michael, master carpenter.
WOODEN DECKS, wooden docks, swimming pool
decks, pebble stones, concrete, paver stones. We
pressure wash and seal it all. Thirty five years local
experience. Deck and Docks 761-1681.
www.DecksandDocks.net.

QUALITY Carpentry work. Call 795-1947.

HOMEOWNERS, do you have repairs or renovations
you have been putting off? Free estimates and emer-
gency service. Call Finishing Touches 941-360-3967.


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

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

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

2BR DUPLEX ON Anna Maria Island near Commu-
nity Center. Annual lease $750 mo. First, last, secu-
rity. 792-8817.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA apartment. Good loca-
tion. Annual. First, last, security. $700 mo. 795-7805.
VACATION RENTALS: 2BR apartments across form
beautiful beach, $350 per week. Fall and winter dates
available. AlWiost 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_bsdrooms, fully furnished, ground floor, small
quiet complex. No smoking/pets. Steps to beach.
Available now thru Dec. and season. 778-7107.
FALL ACCOMMODATIONS SPECIAL. Efficiency
(cooking) units. One person $200/week; Two people
$250/week. $25 deposit. Larger units available. Ends
Dec. 15. Haley's Motel, 8102 Gulf Drive. 778-5405.

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.

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
Realtors, (941)778-0770.


SEASONAL 1 BR/1 BA duplex, furnished down to the
towels. Available Dec. $1,000. Jan., Feb., March
$1,400/month. 746-0491.
PET FRIENDLY furnished 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.

SEASONAL RENTAL available January, February,
March 2001. 2BR/2BA on a beautiful canal lot in
Holmes Beach. Call Jeff Kenrick at Marina Pointe
Realty, 713-5478.
BAYFRONT COTTAGE in Bradenton Beach. 2BR/
1 BA quiet alleyway. Great view. $1,300/month. Mike
Norman Realty, 778-6696.

HURRY: WON'T LAST LONG. 2BR/2BA townhouse
condo, Gulfviews, available January-February, March.
$2,500/month. Call Robin at Gulf-Bay Realty, 778-7244.

HOLMES BEACH Pirates Den 2BR apartments.
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. Furnished, non-
smokers. Available December-April 941-778-3645.
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.
OFFICE/WORKSHOP Center of Holmes Beach.
Vacant Dec. 1. $425/month. You paint. No deposit.
778-4010.
3BR/1 BA 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.
(248)760-8661.

FABULOUS SELECTION of seasonal furnished rent-
als still available for 2000. Call Smith Realtors,
(941)778-0770.

BAYFRONT 2BR/2BA furnished seasonal house on
the Intracoastal Waterway with a dock. Call Gayle
Schultz, Smith Realtors (941)778-0770.

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.


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RNALSCotiue RAL SATERAL SATECntne


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.
FURNISHED DUPLEX, Holmes Beach. 1BR/1BA
with lovely lanai and tropical yard near beach.
Ground level. Available December. $1,200/month.
921-0074.
VACATION RENTAL. 2BR/2BA available now. Short
block to beach. North Holmes Beach. 778-1532.
SHARE DUPLEX on bay. Clean, no smokers, avail-
able Dec. 1, $450/month, 778-3320.
ROOMMATE WANTED for January. Non-smoker
preferred. $525/month plus utilities. Looking for pro-
fessional adult who is clean. You will have your own
bathroom and a carport. It is a house in the Holmes
Beach area. 778-3693.
NEWLY RENOVATED spacious 2BR/1BA pan-
oramic Gulffront seasonal rental. Huge private deck
overlooks Gulf and bay. Great fishing from dock.
Available December through April. $2,800-$3,200/
month. 779-9347.
ANNUAL RENTAL Anna Maria, newly remodeled
interior. 2BR/2BA, spacious layout. Across from wa-
ter, two lots. $1,400/month. 142 Crescent, 813-839-
3800, owner.
SEASONAL CANCELLATIONS available now. 2BR/
2BA turnkey, heated pool, tennis, close to all. Old
Florida Realty Co., 778-3377.
ANNUAL RENTAL Longboat Key. 2BR/2BA bayside
pool, tennis, Gulf access, unfurnished. Old Florida
Realty. Co. 778-3377.
ISLAND VACATION RENTAL 2BR/2BA bayside with
dock. Furnished, pets on approval. No smoking. All
inclusive at $2,300/month. 778-0349 or 794-5980.
AVAILABLE JAN 15 March 15 2001. Anna Maria North
Tip. Two blocks to beach 3BR/2BA, elevated home. Re-
cently redone $2,500/month. No pets. 813-258-4103.


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

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

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

SALE BY OWNER, Playa Encantada, 6006 Gulf
Drive, 2BR/2BA Gulfview, new construction, unfur-
nished, top floor, elevator. $340,000 794-5236 for
appointment.

SALON FOR SALE on Cortez Road West. 798-3754.
260 FEET on Palma Sola Bay. Zoned RDD4.5,
$239,000. Call Sam Watkins, Coldwell Banker, 321-
8323.
KEY ROYALE custom pool home. Spectacular
Tampa Bay view, boat dock and lift. $749,000. Exclu-
sive with Fred Flis, Realtor. 756-1090.


PERICO BAY CLUB, two bedroom villa, private wa-
ter views, beautifully upgraded, garage. Call 761-
3369 after Nov. 17.
BEST BUY on Longboat Key. Beautiful 1BR/1BA
condo on canal close to bay. Newly redecorated and
fully furnished. Turnkey for $119,500/OBO. Won't
last long. Call now David Bass, Broker 778-4611.
PARADISE BAY off Cortez. Great unit, 2BR/2BA
furnished roomy, A/C, backyard view of water, large
family room, turnkey, new roof. $52,500 call 798-9261.
BERMUDA BAY TOWNHOUSE with view. 3BR/
2.5BA, garage, one-year new. Deeded, beach, four
decks, elevated, furnished, ready. Lease or buy.
$359,000 Greg Fast (863)738-4011.
DUPLEX LOT, low down payment. Cortez Road.
$36,000, call 383-2635.
HOW TO ADVERTISE
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to 5404 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, FL 34217. We're
located next to Ooh La La in the Island Shopping
Center. More information: 778-7978.
EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All real estate
advertising herein is subject to the Fair Housing Act,
which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference,
limitation or discrimination based on race, color, re-
ligion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin,
or intention to make any such preference, limitation
or discrimination." Familial status includes children
under age of 18 living with parents or legal custodi-
ans, pregnant women and people securing custody
of children under 18. This newspaper will not know-
ing accept any advertising for real estate which is in
violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed
that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper aic
available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain
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and the office now offers all legal services to the Island
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Please stop by and visit Faith and Libby at:
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CANALFRONT. Impeccable 2BR/2BA home with
vaulted ceilings, spacious open plan, dream
kitchen, seawalled lot with dock and boat lift.
Reduced to $399,000. DIAL THE DUNCANS!
Judy or Marion 778-1589 eves.


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Luxurious four-unit complex with one unit
remaining for sale. 3BR/2.5BA land condo with
approximately 1,700 sq.ft of living area. Double
garage and storage area, possible Gulfview, short
walk to beach. Located in Holmes Beach. Call
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Club, Bradenton, Terra Ceia

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5910 Marina Dr Holmes Beach, FL 34217
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If your property isn't getting the
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you expect please call us.
We're friendly but we're serious!


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LIC. Real Estate Broker
Accredited Residential Manager
12 years of Anna Maria
Island Experience
3001 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach
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