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Skimming the news ... Happy Thanksgiving from all your friends at The Islander.


SAnna Maria



The


Islander


Captured' in Homes Beach
'Captured' in Holmes Beach


"The Best News on Anna Maria Island"


Street vacation

proposal draws

questions
By Paul Roat
With the public hearing still a week
away, residents are already lining up
with qualms about a proposed street va-
cation in Bradenton Beach.
Developers will ask city commis-
sioners Nov. 29 to vacate most of 17th
Street North to allow an upscale, gated
44-unit condominium project. Planning
commissioners have OK'd the project,
but did not address the street vacation,
which is under the sole purview of the
city commission.
However, property owners Bar-
bara Rodocker and Mike Hodges
questioned the process of vacating
public property at last week's city
commission meeting. Both argued the
city should study the issue before
making any decision. And there ap-
peared to be agreement by a few com-
missioners.
"In the past 15 years, more or less,
approximately 14 accesses and/or rights
of way parcels of property have been
conveyed or relinquished by the city in
some manner," Rodocker, who owns the
SEE VACATE, NEXT PAGE


IISLANDER


Volume 9,


l;YSTALND


Perico 8 attorney quits, Johnston


appointed hearing officer


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
The attorney for the Perico 8 make that the
Perico 1 has asked to withdraw from the case less
than 60 days before Judge J. Lawrence Johnston is
scheduled to hear arguments challenging amendments
to Bradenton's comprehensive land use plan.
Jane Gordon of Gordon and Lasorte in West Palm
Beach said she had no comment on her request to with-
draw other than to say "I was under an ethical obliga-
tion to withdraw."
"I don't want to prejudice the case so I can't go into
the reasons why," Gordon said. "I'm very sad and frus-
trated over this. If I said something, it could hurt [Con-
cerned Citizens of Manatee County] even more."
Gordon added that attorney Susan Daniels of West
Palm Beach also asked to be excused as an attorney.
Also known as the Perico 8, Concerned Citizens of
Manatee County is a group of eight residents who filed
challenges with the Florida Department of Community
Affairs over an amendment Bradenton City Council
members approved.
The amendment changes the city's comprehensive
plan, or blueprint for growth, allowing one of Florida's
largest developers, Arvida Co., to build an 898-unit
condominium project on north Perico Island.
Dan Lobeck said he's picking up where Gordon
and Daniels left off and he will represent Concerned
Citizens.
Lobeck is the attorney for ManaSota-88, an envi-


ronmental group challenging Arvida's right to build on
Perico Island. ManaSota-88 opposes Arvida's plans
because the city approved the development before the
Department of Community Affairs gave the city the
OK regarding amendments to its comp plan. The city
also approved the development before approving
proper zoning for north Perico Island.
Reports of another action filed against the city are
untrue, Lobeck said.
"We're not filing another suit," he said. "We've
filed responses to the city, but nothing else. I don't
know of anything new. We're waiting for the judges'
decision on the three defensive motions we filed."
The Perico 8 turned into the Perico 1 when Arvida
lawyers tried to get all eight members disqualified as
persons of "standing," or those who could legally chal-
lenge the amendment.
The Department of Community Affairs ruled that
at least one member of the group had "standing" to
challenge the amendment. Hence, the Perico 1.
That member is Doris Schember, longtime envi-
ronmental activist who helped the fight Florida Power
and Light's plan to bring Orimulsion to Manatee
County. She's also been in on battles against opening
up east county watersheds to phosphate mining.
"We're not fighting Arvida," Schember said.
"We're fighting the city and DCA over the amendment.
We have a lot of factors to take into consideration. Jane
PLEASE SEE PERICO, NEXT PAGE


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There's a special very special section ih this week's edition of The Islander.
Please look over the stories, which feature the needs of our local community
agencies, and also consider adding items from their lists to your holiday shopping
list. Your reward? The joy of giving. Islander Graphic: Bonner Futch


Happenings
Christmas Prelude
Thanksgiving night
The lights should be up, thejudging is taking
place, and awards will be presented during the
festivities at the Fourth Annual Christmas Prelude
Thanksgiving night.
The scene to be seen at on Island Thanksgiv-
ing Day will be Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach.
The Christmas Prelude, a family-focused event, is
expected to draw upwards of 9,000 people to sing,
laugh and commence the holiday spirit, all in
grand Island style.
The prelude begins at 6:30 p.m. The event
features choral groups and sing-a-longs. Con-
firmed are a group from the Anna Maria Island
Orchestra and Chorus, the Gulf Coast Sandpiper
Chorus a barbershop group directed by Sally
Lloyd plus the First Baptist Church of Palmetto
and Michelle, who charmed the crowd last year.
Also taking place Thanksgiving evening will
be the presentation of awards for the best-deco-
rated home, business, condominium and Norfolk
pine tree. Judges will cruise the streets of
Bradenton Beach Wednesday evening, Nov. 22,
and make their selections. About $1,800 in prize
money will be awarded for the best decorations.
Judging will be done by members of a not-for-
profit organization, Legacy III, sponsor of the events.
Legacy is headed by John Chappie, Emily Anne
Smith and Lea Ann Bessonette.
For more information, call 778-3113.


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No. 2, Nov. 22, 2000 FREE


Now here's


a real wish:


Singers
Just in time for The Islander's Wish
Book 2000, Harvey Memorial Church
has come up with a choir shortage.
Its wish for the season is for more
singers, said Betty Simches of Anna
Maria, organist and choir director for the
Bradenton Beach church.
"It varies from Sunday to Sunday,
but we get around seven choristers," she
said. "Any voice is welcome, especially
men, who are hard to come by.
"We have a tenor who is there regu-
larly, and a bass and a couple of altos
and sopranos. We need more of every-
body."
The church last week voted to name
the Rev. Dr. J. Clement Walker pastor
emeritus. He was pastor for many years
until becoming ill earlier this year.
Serving now is the Rev. William
Grossman. who said the old church at
300 Church St., Bradenton Beach, is in
very good condition and so is its congre-
gation about 70 worshipers show up
now at 9:30 a.m. services every Sunday,
and more are expected as the church's
increased activity bears fruit.


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PAGE 2 M NOV. 22, 2000 M THE ISLANDER


Sand sculpture destroyed, $500 reward offered


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
What took days to build, took minutes to destroy.
Vandals tore apart a $4,500 sand sculpture Tues-
day night at the Beach House Restaurant and owner Ed
Chiles is offering a $500 reward for information lead-
ing to an arrest in the case.
The sculpture of an underwater reef scene was
the signature piece of a Keep Manatee Beautiful
fundraiser and was created by a group called Team
Sandtastic of Sarasota. Chiles paid $2,500 toward
the cost of the sculpture.
Sixteen teams competed in a sand sculpting contest
held Nov. 11 at the Beach House.


Mike Shannon, a Beach House manager, said the per-
son or persons who did the deed must be moronic.
"We had every expectation it would last through
wind and rain if not for weeks, then months," Shannon
said. "Team Sandtastic told us they had one of their
sculptures last a year. Our sculpture became an attrac-
tion. Hundreds of people stopped by to see it.
"For somebody to do this maliciously, they have to
be brainless. If you're reading this and I'm not sure
anyone who did something like this can read why
would you?
"Are you happy with yourself? Are you proud of
yourself? You should be ashamed of yourself, you
schmuck. If we caught them, I don't know what we


would do. Maybe just people knowing the person's
name would be enough to shame them off the Island.
"From a public relations perspective, it was a grand
slam. We were happy to be part of the Keep Manatee
Beautiful fundraiser. Ed (Chiles) took this very person-
ally. I broke the news to him over the phone and there
was nothing but silence on his end."
Anyone with any information can call the Beach
House at 779-2222. Also, a report was filed with the
Bradenton Beach police and they're interested in find-
ing out something.
The saving grace in all this is that Jim Shipley from
Flash Flights Kite Shop came down and was so disap-
pointed that he volunteered to try to reconstruct it.


Flames lick the sky
A large crowd of people
gathered to watch the fire Nov.
16 at the corner of Manatee
Avenue and East Bay Drive.
West Manatee Fire & Rescue
District used the planned fire
as a training exercise. The
building was destroyed to
make way for construction of a
new Eckerd store at the
same location. Islander Photo:
Ann McGrath


Vacate
CONTINUED FROM PAGE -1
Silver Surf Motel and the in-process Bridge Walk Inn
in the city said.
"I propose that you, the elected commissioners,"
she said, "table any requests for vacating and/or dispos-
ing of any city owned real estate until a study can be
made for a better process, a method to determine a
current value and the future value of such parcels.
"It is my suggestion to lease said lands, with a cash
payment at time of lease, then a prescribed annual pay-
ment. Each five years thereafter an increase of the annual
payment, based on the increased value which would be de-
termined by a benchmark such as appraised value or


cost of living index should take place.
"Said monies derived from the disposition of any
city-owned real estate would be specified and used
only to create an area of public use for the property
owners, businesses and visitors of the city, thus procre-
ating the city and enhancing the value of this beautiful
seaside hamlet."
Mike Hodges, who owns property along Bridge
Street, also argued to "stop, table, etc., any consid-
eration of applications which request the city to va-
cate any city street until such time city commission-
ers have met in workshop to develop a proposed
guiding ordinance for consideration of street vaca-
tion and have voted after public hearings."
Commissioner Dawn Baker said she "has been


thinking about this with a lot of distress. I agree we
need to put a halt to [street vacations] until we can
check with the city attorney and find out what has been
done in the past."
Mayor Gail Cole also concurred with the need for
city attorney input. "I understand some property can be
sold, and some cannot," he said. "I don't know the
technicalities of this."
Commissioner Bill Arnold was more blunt.
"I believe any city land that is asked to be given
away should go to a referendum," he said. "Let the
people decide."
The 17th Street North street vacation request will
be heard by the city commission at 5:01 p.m. Wednes-
day, Nov. 29.


Perico lawyer switch
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
has done a wonderful job for us. She was able to get us
in by the skin of our teeth when she got me reinstated
as a person of standing."
Schember said Gordon tendered her resignation
because of the way Gordon felt about the direction the
case was headed. Schember would not elaborate.
"She wanted things to go a certain way and we
haven't decided completely which way we want to go,
but there are different options," Schember said. "We
have a number of things to think about.
"We have to consider whether [Gordon's stepping
down] is going to impact the case negatively. We
haven't made a final decision yet. I really don't have
much to say on it. We feel strongly about this project,
but we're a bunch of amateurs when it comes to deal-
ing with a case like this."
Perico 8 spokesman Bill Webster had little com-
ment.
"I'm not sure what to say," Webster said. "Obvi-
ously there are some things in flux."


Schember may be the only person of standing, but
the remaining seven members continue to meet with
her once a week to discuss strategy.
Things will come to a head Jan. 8 in Bradenton
City Council chambers when Judge J. Lawrence
Johnston, 49, hears arguments from Arvida and Con-
cerned Citizens of Manatee County.
Johnston is one of 40 judges in the Florida Division
of Administrative Hearings in Tallahassee who attempt
to mete out justice when two parties disagree on land
use, environmental and an array of other issues. Judges
are assigned cases as they come up. Sometimes they are
given cases if they have previous experience with a
similar issue.
According to administrative hearings personnel
officer Helen Ashburn, Johnston has been involved in
a number of environmental cases. He graduated from
the Florida State University School of Law with hon-
ors and was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1977,
Ashburn said.
He's been an administrative law judge with the
Division of Administrative Hearings since 1984, she
said.


Johnston is familiar with Manatee County.
In 1996, he ruled in favor of Florida Power &
Light's request to burn the controversial fuel
Orimulsion.
FPL officials wanted to burn the fuel at their
Parrish plant. However, environmentalists, including
those from the group ManaSota-88, were opposed be-
cause they feared increased air pollution and spills in
the Gulf of Mexico and bay waters.
Orimulsion, produced in Venezuela, is a mixture of
bitumen, water and an emulsifying agent. It is one of
the highest sulfur content fuels on the market.
Following Johnston's approval in 1996, the late
Gov. Lawton Chiles and the Florida Cabinet, sitting as
the Power Plant Siting Board, rejected Johnston's rul-
ing.
When the matter came back before Johnston on
appeal, he approved Orimulsion use a second time.
But in June 1998, Chiles and the Cabinet, again
acting as the Siting Board, rejected Johnston's ruling
6-1.
Now Johnston gets a return visit to Manatee
County.







Von Hahmann, fellow
commissioners say 'I do'
Circuit Judge Thomas Gallen
reads the oath of office Nov. 21
to District 3 Manatee County
Commissioner Jane W. von
Hahmann in commission cham-
bers in Bradenton. Von
Hahmann beat incumbent
Commissioner Stan Stephens for
the right to represent western
Manatee County, including
Anna Maria Island and the
Manatee County portion of
Longboat Key. Also sworn in
were Joe McClash, who was
elected board chairman; George
Harris, Amy Stein and Jonathan
Bruce. Pat Glass and Gwen
Brown retained their seats.
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Surfers request permission for memorial


By Ann McGrath
Islander Reporter
Mayor Carol Whitmore asked commissioners Nov.
14 to make an exception to Holmes Beach's sign ordi-
nance so Island surfers can place a memorial to their
friends and classmates killed Aug. 22 in an auto acci-
dent, and the commission approved.
Spokesman Jack Bostock asked permission to
place a 2-by-2-foot Plexiglas memorial plaque near the
trees along the walkway at White Avenue and the Gulf.
The plaque, donated by Signs Now, is inscribed with
a poem.
White Avenue is a popular spot for Island surfers,
said Janae Haupt, an employee at West Coast Surf
Shop, a student at Manatee High School and Mayor
Whitmore's daughter.
Others present at the meeting were Greg
Grandstad, 1999 president of the Surf Club at Manatee
High School, Blake Burnett, Casey Rigeo, J.J.
McCormick, and Kris Smith.
Patrick Mills, 17, of the Island; Cory Burkett, 18;


Adam Avalos, 17;'and Nicholas Johnson, 16, all of
Bradenton, were killed instantly Aug. 22 when their
sports utility vehicle crashed into a van on State Road
70 near Lake Placid.
At the time of the accident, the four friends were
returning from their favorite east coast surfing spot near
Fort Pierce. They had gone to the Atlantic in search of
big waves when Hurricane Debby approached.
Commissioner Rich Bohnenberger said that years
ago the commission denied memorial signs "because it
could not grant everyone the privilege." Bohnenberger
suggested getting permission from property owners on
White Avenue.
Bostock said this is the first time he and his friends
have lost those close to them as a result of death. He
told commissioners the sign area would be maintained.
Whitmore said trash cans in that area currently
have graffiti written on them as a memorial.
When the sign is placed, families of the fallen surf-
ers, and friends will gather on White Avenue, Haupt
said.


THE ISLANDER 0 NOV. 22, 2000 0 PAGE 3

Meetings

Anna Maria City
Nov. 27, 7:30 p.m., planning and zoning commission
meeting.
Nov. 29, 8:30 a.m., special city commission meeting on
fireworks display request on city pier Dec. 2.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
Nov. 29, 5:01 p.m., special city commission meeting on
street vacation, small-scale comprehensive plan
amendment, zoning map change for rezoning and ma-
jor development with special exception for parking,
Bradenton Beach Club, 1699 Gulf Drive N.
Nov. 30, 6:30 p.m., planning and zoning board meet-
ing on special exception for parking, Bradenton Beach
Marina.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
Nov. 20, 2 p.m., code enforcement board meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Of Interest
Nov. 27, 9:30 a.m., Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan
Planning Organization, Sudakoff Hall, New College-
USF campus, Sarasota.
Nov. 29, 7 p.m., public hearing to establish the erosion
control line in Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.

Holiday closings
Offices in Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach, Holmes
Beach and Longboat Key will be closed Nov. 23 and
24 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Waste Management garbage and recyclable collec-
tions will not occur on Thanksgiving Day, but will be
collected Saturday, Nov. 25.
The Islander offices will be closed on Thanksgiv-
ing Day, but will be open during normal hours Friday
and Saturday.


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Pavilion plans unveiled for Holmes Beach commissioners
By Ann McGrath
Islander Reporter
Emily Anne Smith of Eatman and Smith, a Bradenton .,
Beach architectural design firm, presented drawings for a -
proposed city pavilion to Holmes Beach commissioners s
Nov. 14. ..
"The design is typical of the old-fashioned bandstand .
style," Smith said. The proposed pavilion is large enough '
to accommodate community gatherings such as orchestra, ". *
theater, and choral presentations, as well as family re- r '
unions, "a place to make your dreams and visions meet the I _
future growth of the community. It is designed to be a very .,. -
happy gathering place for the whole community," Smith ., I, 'il '.' "
added. If'
The plan includes a stage, a counter serving area, a' ', ll".l i
storage closet, public rest rooms, and the entire facility is ;, t L _
totally accessible to the handicapped, Smith said. r .. .. .
The pavilion will be located where the Privateers' .i t
pirate ship is currently parked. Planned landscaping be-. | 1
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planned for construction will match city hall.
Plans call for the creation of 18 new parking spaces,
including three additional handicap spaces and a bus park-
ing space, Smith said. Holmes Beach pavilion in planning stages
Cost for construction of the pavilion is estimated at This architectural drawing shows how the proposed pavilion would look from Marina Drive.
$126,500, including contractors' fees, Smith said, adding
that some of the cost could be covered by a grant. She and
philanthropist Ed Hall are sharing the cost of the design.
Chairman Roger Lutz said construction costs could be Winterfest artists signing up for Dec. 9-10 festival
offset by donated funds. Artists are making commitments from many Art League. It will be at the city hall ground "'nm
Mayor Carol Whitmore said she will apply for a grant. parts of the U.S. to show and sell their creations at 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.
"Hopefully we can raise this money without tax dollars." the annual Winterfest Festival of Fine Arts and A family event, it will also have a food court,
Commissioner Don Maloney was not sold on the Crafts Dec. 9 and 10 in Holmes Beach. live music and exhibits by wildlife, historical and
idea. He said he spends more time buying a $10,000 car Local artists still have time to get into the environmental groups. To submit an entry to the
than he took to review the pavilion plans, and suggested juried show, sponsored by the Anna Maria Island show or for more information, call 778-2099.
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Understanding building permits 101


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
The city of Anna Maria is working on a
guidebook to cover the who, what, where, when
and why of getting building permits.
Building Official Bob Welch met with the
city's Planning and Zoning Board last week to
discuss the book.
Welch told board members that he envisions
something similar to a book used by Naples.
"I think it'll be a one-stop shop with informa-
tion on zoning, variances, ordinances," Welch said.
P&Z Board Chairman Doug Copeland said
he had looked at the book and found it excellent.
"I think it will be an excellent addition. It's
concise. People can go to one place to get an-
swers without taking up valuable staff time,"
Copeland said.
Board member Charlie Canniff asked if the
average person would be able to use and under-
stand the book.
Both Welch and Copeland thought that
would be the case.
What would be the experience of non-profes-
sionals? That was the question from George
McKay, the newest board member.
"If someone has trouble understanding, can
someone else walk him or her through the pro-
cess?" he asked.
"Of course," Welch said. "This will never re-
place interaction between staff and citizens.
"This is a small town, and if we can't take
time to sit down with the citizens, then it isn't a
good thing," Welch said.
If someone wants to build a fence or install
a satellite dish, for example, Welch said they
could read through the appropriate section of the
book.


All the information would be there in simple
language. Then if there were still questions,
Welch would sit down with the person and work
things out.
Board members agreed to work with Welch
to put the guidebook together.

Variance application
process may change
Welch asked the board to look into the pos-
sibility of hearing requests for variances before
permits are denied.
At this point, a builder has to submit detailed
architectural drawings, get a denial then go to the
board and ask for a variance.
With the change, Welch said, a homeowner
would not have to go to the expense of getting de-
tailed plans if a variance will not be granted.
This change will be considered.

Code books
in disarray
On another subject, Canniff requested an up-
dated, complete code book for each board mem-
ber.
"No one has an updated book. [Ordinances]
have been passed by the commission, but not
codified," he said.
Canniff said one ordinance number is referred
to repeatedly, but he can't find the ordinance in
his book and no one else could either.
City Clerk Alice Baird found the ordinance in
the city's bound book in the clerk's office and
provided each board member with a copy.
It turned out to be the ordinance that established
the present planning and zoning board and outlined
the parameters and responsibilities of the board.


THE ISLANDER E NOV. 22, 2000 0 PAGE 5

Privateers set


Yule parade,


gift giving

Christmas Parade 2000 by the Privateers will in-
clude everybody on the Island who wants to participate
- especially Santa Claus carrying a bagful of gifts.
The big holiday kickoff will be Island-long, from
Anna Maria's Bayfront Park in the north to Coquina
Beach at the southern tip, starting at 10 a.m. Saturday,
Dec. 2.
The route's eight miles or so is not the kind of out-
ing marchers and pedestrians even want to think about,
so the event is limited to floats, automobiles and ve-
hicles, said Mitch Stewart, president of the sponsoring
Anna Maria Island Privateers.
Participants, who pay no fees, should call Stewart
at 748-2143 or Vice President Paul Allgire at 778-1179
for applications and information.
Paraders should be at Bayfront Park by 9:30 a.m.
The parade will pass through all three Island cities,
where spectators are as welcome as they have been in
their many past years.
Vehicles must be decorated in colors and style to
suit the spirit of the season and should carry a sign or
banner indicating whom they represent. Units must be
motorized and move under their own power. Firing of
black powder is permitted. Handouts must be handed,
not thrown.
The parade will slow down for crowds so holiday
trinkets may be handed out.
At the close of the parade at Coquina Beach, Santa
will preside on the Privateer ship, presenting gifts to
youngsters 12 and under from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30
p.m.
There will be free hot dogs and sodas for the kids
then, too. As for adults, they are entirely welcome -
and so are their Christmas donations, Stewart said.


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So much to be

thankful for
It is the time of year to think wistfully of our
friends and, as in the past, this issue of The Islander
contains our "Wish Book."
This eighth annual edition of the Wish Book out-
lines many needs of service organizations near and dear
to the Island. All, of course, wish for peace on Earth
and goodwill to men and women. All also wish for
more volunteers and donations.
There's a challenge from Holmes Beach residents
Chuck and Joey Lester to match or meet their donation
of $25,000 to the Anna Maria Island Community
Center's Endowment Trust Fund. Established by the
Lesters with donations over the years, the fund will
some day be a perpetual income source for the Center.
Anticipation mounts as the deadline for matching
funds, Dec. 31, 2000, nears.
It's a big, big wish.
But sometimes there are more mundane, but essen-
tial needs.
Office supplies. Music CDs and cassettes. Paint.
Glue. Puzzles. File cabinets. Staples. Hand tools and
power tools. An answering machine. Stuff that isn't
very glamorous or exciting, but all items one or another
nonprofit organization needs to get through the year.
Please take a few minutes to read our "Wish Book"
and keep in mind the items your favorite Island orga-
nization needs while you're out shopping for family
members and friends. Providing just one item from
Wish Book 2000 could mean a big difference in fulfill-
ing the needs of Islanders.
And while we're being thankful, we offer gratitude
to the Wish Book sponsors, who make our special edi-
tion possible. Please thank our advertisers.
When you find the spirit of giving in your heart.
The joy of the season will be your reward.
After Thanksgiving and a Happy Thanksgiving
to you all comes The Islander's and the Island Shop-
ping Center's Holiday Open House Friday, Dec. 1.
The Manatee High School Chamber Orchestra will
again perform holiday favorites guaranteed to put
you in the spirit of the season in front of the news-
paper office. Most shops in the center will be open,
offering goodies and treats for all. Carolers and Santa
are expected to add to the festivities for children of all
ages.
Please plan now to join us.




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Opinion


Butterfly group
grateful to society
On behalf of the North American Butterfly
Association's Manasota Chapter, and myself as public
garden chair, I want to sincerely thank the Anna Maria
Island Historical Society for going to bat for us.
We were proud to be part of the recent Flavors of
the Island and Art Festival with a booth in their park-
ing lot. We thank them for their genuine concern and
generosity toward us and what we are trying to do for
the Island and all of Manatee and Sarasota counties by
creating a public butterfly park located between
Holmes Beach City Hall and the Island Branch Library.
We truly appreciate all their help and in their honor
we are placing an engraved brick in the courtyard. Thanks.
Nancy Ambrose, Holmes Beach

Traffic safety
should be a priority
Did you know that nearly 16,000 people lost
their lives as a result of impaired driving last year?
That translates to one fatality every 33 minutes, one
injury every two minutes, and one arrest every 47
seconds. The numbers are staggering, and our com-
munity is not immune. The real tragedy is that this
all could be prevented if those drivers made better
decisions.
The holiday season is an especially crucial time
of the year to address the issues of impaired drivers
and the lack of seat belt use in our community. With
the holidays come parties and celebrations of all
kinds. We in law enforcement ask that people con-
sider some options before they drink and drive. The
first is having a designated driver for the night. That
person will not drink and will be responsible for the
welfare of the group. If that is not possible, make
plans to spend the night and not be on the roads af-
ter drinking. Take advantage of alternative transpor-
tation, such as a taxi or a safe-ride service.


I ask that businesses and people who host parties
be aware of the danger and watch their guests who
might have had too much to drink. You don't want your
party to be remembered for a driving tragedy.
This Thanksgiving week, November 20-26, as part
of the Buckle-Up-America Campaign and the Opera-
tion ABC Mobilization, local law enforcement officers
are looking to protect us all, especially children from
two of the leading risks we face; being unbuckled in a
car crash, which is the leading cause of death for chil-
dren, and being in a crash with a drinking driver.
What can we all do to help? First, don't drink and
drive. Encourage safe-driving behaviors among your
family, friends and co-workers. You can be a desig-
nated driver or plan a ride home with someone who is
sober. Watch for taxi companies and tow companies
that offer free service to impaired drivers. Be a respon-
sible host when you have a party.
No one wants to face the new year with the loss
of a loved one. This is not the fault of one or two in-
dividuals, it is a problem for which we share respon-
sibility.
Let's all enjoy a safe and enjoyable holiday season
without the fear of being on our roads with impaired
drivers.
Lt. Dale Stephenson, Holmes Beach Police Dept.,
Community Traffic Safety Team Chairman

In support of Charlie Guy
I too am a supporter of Charlie Guy. I was ex-
tremely happy to read the article in The Islander that
he and his cats are to be left alone. We need more
people like him.
Mary Saunders, Holmes Beach

How's that again?
So let me get this straight. If you glue shells to-
gether, it's "crap." But if you glue those shells to a
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THE ISLANDER 0 NOV. 22, 2000 0 PAGE 7

ManaSota-88 chooses chair cut from cloth of old guard


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Glenn Compton understands he has some mighty
big shoes to fill in trying to replace Gloria Rains as
chairperson of the environmental group ManaSota-88.
Compton was selected by the ManaSota-88 board
Oct. 3 as the new chairman and said he was lucky to
have had such a good teacher in Rains.
Two vice chairpersons also were selected in an
effort to share the workload with Compton. Doris
Schember will keep a watchful eye on Manatee
County, while Rebecca Eger will share watchdog du-
ties in Sarasota County, Compton said.
An anatomy and physiology teacher at Venice
High School, Compton worked with Rains on issues
important to the group for the past two decades.
When you listen to Compton talk, you can almost
hear Rains whispering in his ear.
"My wife, Mary, and I began our association with
Gloria 19 years ago," the Nokomis resident said. "Our
desire was to help her any way we could.
"Specifically at that time I was interested in devel-
opment that affected wetlands and the issue of mitiga-
tion, which was a hot issue. And as we've seen, miti-
gation doesn't work. Twenty years ago there was a
concern about wetlands, and I don't think things have
changed for the better in terms of wetland impacts.
"Gloria's death leaves a big void to fill, but she's been
my mentor for the last 20 years and I hope to pick up
where she left off. That means influencing good policy."
Glenn, 42, and Mary, a fifth-grade teacher at Gulf
Gate Elementary in Sarasota, were instrumental in
changing the minds of Sarasota County School Board
members regarding exposure of children to pesticides.
Sarasota schools were using a lot of pesticides. The
Comptons and ManaSota-88 were able to convince the
school board to adopt an integrated pesticide-
managment policy, or the practice of using the least
toxic chemicals to reduce infestation.
Compton moved to Sarasota County 22 years ago
from Akron, Ohio.
"I see ManaSota-88 continuing in the same direc-
tion it has always taken," Compton said. "Our last


ManaSota-88's new chair, Glenn Compton

board meeting indicated to me that the board is still
concerned about phosphate mining, air and water qual-
ity and how they affect public health and irresponsible
development. We're going to remain a party to the
Arvida fight (to prevent high-rise development on
Perico Island).
"We're not talking about a settlement at all with
Arvida. It's not an option. We firmly believe it should
not be developed as high rises because it's in the
coastal high-hazard zone.
"The same problems associated with development
on barrier islands will occur on this site. The best thing
is to put the land in public ownership, though I don't
know if that's even being talked about."


One of Compton's chief concerns is with the re-
gional water supply plan of Southwest Florida Water
Management District.
The plan calls for the district to pump millions of
gallons of water a day out of the Peace River, some-
thing Compton said will damage the river and the area
where it empties into the Charlotte Harbor estuary. As
a result, there could be a tremendous amount of saltwa-
ter intrusion, he said.
Compton believes Swiftmud is going in the wrong
direction.
"I think regional water planners could do more
with regard to water conservation," Compton said,
"making it mandatory rather than voluntary."
Some of the other issues ManaSota-88 expects to
tackle include challenging plans for a landfill and
power plant at Port Manatee.
In November, Manatee County commissioners are
expected to vote to increase the Four Corners phos-
phate mine by an additional 2,808 acres.
The county planning commission approved the
expansion at a Nov. 9 meeting.
It's another fire Compton said ManaSota-88 will
try to douse.


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U.S. attorney, DEA arrest 30 in smuggling case


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Thirty people from Arizona and Florida including
a Holmes Beach man have been arrested in connection
with marijuana smuggling and money laundering.
In addition to Herbert Haller, 300 block of 56th
Street, Holmes Beach, four other Floridians were ar-
rested in the case involving marijuana smuggled from
Mexico since 1991, Assistant U.S. Attorney Anne
Mosher in Tucson said.
The warrant for Haller's arrest was out of the U.S.
attorney's office in Tucson.
Mosher characterized the enterprise as substan-
tial.
"It seems like it was a pretty big operation to me,"
Mosher said. "They were moving 400 pounds every
four to six weeks from Mexico to Arizona to Florida."
When the DEA served a search warrant at Haller's


Holmes Beach home Nov. 14, they found no drugs, she
said.
However, they did discover and confiscate finan-
cial documents related to the case.
Haller was arrested in Rochester, N.Y., the same
day as the search. He was charged with conspiracy to
distribute marijuana, Mosher said.
In April, the DEA served a federal search warrant
on property on the outskirts of Brooksville, 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, said a DEA agent who asked not
be identified.
Boswell is believed to have smuggled more than
20,000 pounds of marijuana into the United States
since the late 1980s, the DEA agent said. Most of the
marijuana ended up in the Tampa Bay area and was


sold for $800 to $1,200 a pound.
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 De-
cember 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 marijuana from Mexico to Arizona.
Haller was indicted in Tucson as one of Boswell's
co-conspirators, the DEA said.
According to Mosher, Haller had been under sur-
veillance months before the money was uncovered in
Boswell's back yard.
"Haller was one of Boswell's customers," the DEA
agent said. "I can't give you any quantities right now,
but it was substantial. It was more than someone would
have for personal use."


Holmes Beach access offered in 79th St. land swap


By Ann McGrath
Islander Reporter
The city of Holmes Beach has an opportunity to
gain beach access at 79th Street if commissioners
agree to a "land swap," said City Attorney Jim Dye
at a Nov. 14 work session.
If commissioners agree, three property owners
on 79th Street will get bigger front .yards and
Holmes Beach will get public beach access at that
location.
William H. Roe and Elizabeth B. Cole, and John
F. and Kathleen R. Robuck, who own two lots adja-
cent to 79th Street between the Gulf of Mexico and
Holmes Beach Development, have offered the swap
if three conditions are met, Dye said.
The conditions are that the city must agree to
help remove an old structure at the location; place a
barrier to distinguish private property from public
property; and vacate an unpaved portion of the right


of way on 79th Street, retaining a 10-foot-wide ac-
cess at the center.
Mayor Carol Whitmore said that for many years
the city thought there was public access at that loca-
tion. As it stands, there never has been public access
on this stretch of beach.
News of the proposed swap came shortly after
Holmes Beach learned it could lose funding for
beach renourishment if the city loses public access
to its beaches from 75th to 82nd streets.
City Attorney Jim Dye told commissioners at
their June 27 work session that he had a title com-
pany research beach accesses from 75th to 82nd
streets.
"In a nutshell," Dye said, "we found there were
no public beach accesses along that stretch."
When parcels A-G along that stretch were sold
by the Holmes family decades ago, the land was con-
veyed to the new owners with a provision that said


"the conveyance was subject to a 10-foot-wide, non-
exclusive walkway easement parallel to the bound-
ary line," Dye told commissioners.
When that description is plotted out, it amounts
to a 20-foot strip centered on the beach ends of 81st,
79th and 78th streets, while 77th doesn't have one,
Dye said.
"I concluded these are not public easements be-
cause it says 'subject to,' and in real estate terms that
doesn't create an easement. It simply says the prop-
erty is 'subject to' an easement," Dye said.
At the June meeting, Dye suggested the city talk
to the current property owners to see if they would
be willing to formalize these strips of property to get
the paperwork in order.
Recently, three owners on 79th Street responded
with a land swap offer.
Commissioners agreed Nov. 14 to vote on the
"land swap" at a future meeting.


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THE ISLANDER 0 NOV. 22, 2000 0 PAGE 9


Art, seafood, music in me parking lot
The Island Shopping Center, Gulf and Marina drives, Holmes Beach, was the scene of an Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce festival on Saturday. This couple enjoyed the view of visitors from the sidewalk bistro
atmosphere of Ooh La La!


Citrus Christmas
Can't think of any good
gift ideas? Russ Olson,
left, and Ralph Bassett of
the Kiwanis Club of Anna
Maria Island have just the
thing Florida's finest
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oranges and ruby red
grapefruit. Christmas
packages are available in
prices ranging from $25
to $38. For information,
call "Stretch Fretwell at
778-7879. He said orders
need to be in by Friday,
Dec. 1, to ensure delivery
before Christmas. Is-
lander Photo: David
SFutch


It's the do!
The Islander's graphic artist Carrie Price displayed
her crafts at the Chamber's festival and she did it
with style. Beehive style. Price creates funky,
outsider art and the atmosphere to go with it.
Islander Photos: Bonner Futch

Coldwell Banker moving
into new Island building
Chased out of its former office by the wrecker's
ball, Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate is
moving into a new building in the new addition to
Anna Maria Centre Shops, between Publix and
Crowder Bros. in Holmes Beach.
The new location has more parking and office
space than the old spot at 605 Manatee Ave. W.,
which has been razed to make way for a new Eckerd
store. The new offices will house 24 sales agents,
Coldwell Banker said.
The new address is 3614 E. Bay Drive and the
phone number remains 778-2261.


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Pancake breakfast is Sunday
at St. Bernard Church
The first of the season breakfast of homemade pan-
cakes, sausage, orange juice and coffee will be served
from 8 until 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, at St. Bernard
Catholic Church, 248 South Harbor Drive, Holmes
Beach.
A homemade bake sale will be held in conjunction
with the breakfast. Adults may eat breakfast for $2.50,
children $1.
All are welcome. Details may be obtained at 778-
4769.

Those with low vision
to meet on Tuesday
The Visionaires, a group devoted to persons with
low vision, will meet Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 1:30 p.m.
at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Further information may be obtained
and transportation arranged through Laura Spaulding
at 778-5001.

Garden Club sale, phase 2
The Anna Maria Island Garden Club will be hav-
ing another plant sale Saturday, Nov. 25, from 8 a.m.
to noon at the home of the Island's butterfly garden
creator, Nancy Ambrose, 243 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes
Beach.
This sale is a continuation of one held Nov. 18 at
Roser Memorial Community Church in Anna Maria
City. Plants are the main focus, but the club also has
books, magazines and baked goods for sale, as well as
a white elephant table.
Further information may be obtained at 778-0256
or 778-5274.



Island Rotarians aid orphans
in Peruvian mountains
A big box of dental help went south last week,
bound from Anna Maria Island to an orphanage in the
mountains of Peru.
The box contained 130 tubes of toothpaste and 205
new toothbrushes collected by the Island's Rotary Club
members for Indian children whose supplies are "neg-
ligible to nothing," said Ernest Kerr, the club's presi-
dent.
The orphanage at Huanaco, high in the Andes,
houses 300 children who are kept healthy through Ro-
tary International's Operation Condor, he said. Condor
"is the only medical service for the orphans and for
residents in a 50-mile radius," he said.
The Anna Maria club will be collecting further
hygienic supplies to be shipped to Peru, he said. To
contribute, contact Kerr at 778-1934.


Origami classes scheduled
at Island library
Registration is open for two origami classes spon-
sored by Friends of the Island Branch Library and
taught by Judy Pruiett, the organization has announced.
The classes will be at the library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. An adult class will be from
10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, and one
for children in grades three and up will be the follow-
ing Saturday, Dec. 9, from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
Registration is necessary, with each class limited
to 20 persons. Participants will make holiday orna-
ments with materials provided by the library.
Pruiett is a member of the Friends of the Origami
Center of America and "folds" locally with other art-
ists. Her works have been exhibited at the library.
Further information may be obtained at 778-6341.


Center is seeking talent for
instruction program
"Do you enjoy making crafts?" asks Anna Maria
Island Community Center. "Do you have an artistic
flair for holiday decorating, creating eye-catching flo-
ral arrangements or decoupage skills? Do you stencil,
crochet or quilt?"
If so, the Center says, it has a place for you as an
instructor in its seasonal and year-around programs.
Further information may be obtained from Sandee
Pruett at 778-1908.'


There's time yet
to enter boat parade
It's not too late for skippers to enter their
boats in the 13th annual Anna Maria Island
Christmas Lighted Boat Parade Dec. 2.
Chuck Stealey, who chairs the event once
again, said entry forms are available from the
event's sponsor, The Islander, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
Boats compete in power, sail and commer-
cial categories, with gift certificates donated by
local businesses as the prizes.
The boats will gather in Bimini Bay at 6 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 2, to sail at full dark. The route
is along the Grand Canal to Gloria Dei Lutheran
Church, then to the Key Royale bridge, where
judges will rate them, then through Bimini Bay
and along the bay to the Rod & Reel Pier. A fire-
works show by Jim Taylor will be at the city pier
at 8 p.m. a grand culmination for the parade.
Awards will be presented at a reception at
the Beach House Restaurant in Bradenton Beach
the following evening, Sunday, Dec. 3. Further
information may be obtained via the parade
hotline, 778-3907.


Materials to help raise awareness
about manatees
Free materials to help generate interest in and
awareness of the perils to the endangered manatee are
being made available by the Save the Manatee Club.
November is when temperatures drop and mana-
tees return to warm water sources, the club said. With
the big mammals on the move, danger from boats in-
creases and many are injured or killed annually by boat
propellers.
Available are a boat decal with tips to protect
manatees, waterway signs and brochures warning
about feeding or disturbing the animals. They may be
obtained by calling 1-800-432-5646 or writing the club
at 55 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland FL 32751. The club's
Web site is www.savethemanatee.org.

'Secret Shop' for children
at Art League Saturday
Anna Maria Island Art League will have its "Secret
Shop" and bake sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday,
Nov. 25, at the league's quarters, 5312 Holmes Blvd.,
Holmes Beach.
The shop is especially for children (no adults ad-
mitted), who may buy inexpensive hand-crafted gifts
for parents, grandparents, teachers and so on, said Gin-
ger White, league director.
Youngsters and adults may purchase bake sale
items and eat some of them there with coffee provided
by the league. Details are available at 778-2099.

Income tax helpers sought
for training by AARP
Volunteers to help local taxpayers with their 2000
federal income tax forms are being sought by the
American Association of Retired Persons, sponsor of
the Tax-Aide Program.
Volunteers will receive free training from the In-
ternal Revenue Service at the Manatee County Central
Library, 1301 Barcarrota Blvd. W., Bradenton, said the
county district coordinator of the program, Frank Gil-
bert. People of all ages, backgrounds and skills are eli-
gible. The program runs from Feb. 1 through April 15.
Details are available at 907-1224.

Realty raves
Robert St. Jean led in recording new listings and in
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Lynda Melnick, Mike Migone and Tina Rudek, who
led both listings and sales at the Longboat Key office,
and Cathy Meldahl, top lister, and Dee Dee Burke, tops
in sales, both at Avenie of the Flowers.
David Moynihan was the leader in both listings and
sales for Wagner Realty's Anna Maria Island office in
October. Alice Ohme of Manatee Avenue and John
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Obituaries


Kenneth K. Atkins
Kenneth K. Atkins, 82, of Bradenton, died Nov.
18 in Blake Medical Center.
Born in Chicago, Mr. Atkins came to Manatee
County from McLean, Va., in 1990. He was a hos-
pital administrator and consultant to hospitals
throughout the United States. He served in the U.S.
Army during World War II. He was a member of
Moose Lodge in Bradenton Beach and American
Legion Kirby Stewart Post 24. He was a member of
Hope Lutheran Church.
Services will be at a later date. Burial will be in
Pine Knolls Cemetery in Hanover, N.H. Memorial
contributions may be made to American Cancer So-
ciety, 1750 17th St., Ste. A, Sarasota FL 34234.
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home was in charge of ar-
rangements.
He is survived by wife Ann P.; sons John B. of
McLean, Paul K. of Woodstock, Ga., and Robert M.
of Richmond, Va.; and five grandchildren.

Zachary Jason Hughes
Zachary Jason Hughes, 15, of Holmes Beach, died
Nov. 18.,
Born in Bradenton, Hughes enjoyed hobbies in-
cluding surfing, dirt bike riding and caring for horses


and dogs.
He was a Christian.
Hughes is survived by
mother Annie Ferencz
Hughes; and sister Rachel
Hughes of Holmes Beach;
father and stepmother
Chadwick and Maryanne
Hughes of Cortez; paternal
grandmother Cleta Hughes
of Bradenton; and maternal
grandmother Ann Ferencz


of Scottsdale, Ariz.
Memorial donations may be made to National
Children's Cancef Society, 1015 Locust, Suite 600, St.
Louis MO 63101 or to Bradenton Hospice House in
care of Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand
Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238.
A memorial service will be announced at a later
date. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes, Bradenton, is in
charge of arrangements.

Joseph L. LaSpina
Joseph L. LaSpina, 71, of Bradenton Beach, died
Nov. 17 at home.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mr. LaSpina came here
from Canadensis, Pa., in 1977. He was retired as man-
ager of Sandpiper Mobile Home Resort, Bradenton
Beach. He was a former member of Knights of Colum-
bus and a former member of the Moose Lodge. He at-
tended St. Bernard Catholic Church.
Visitation and services were Nov. 20 at Griffith-
Cline Funeral Home, Ellenton. Burial was at Mansion
Memorial Park, Ellenton.


He is survived by wife Frances; sons Larry J. of
Bradenton and Steve of Bradenton Beach; two grand-
children; and three great-grandchildren.

Philip Silverthorn
Philip Silverthorn, 67, of Scaly Mountain, N.C.,
and formerly of Bradenton Beach, died Nov. 15.
Born in Wayne, Mich., Mr. Silverthorn grew up in
Cortez. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the
Korean War. He was a commercial fisherman. He was
a deputy sheriff with the Manatee County Sheriff's
Office. He was a police officer and police chief in
Bradenton Beach in the mid-1970s. He was the com-
mandant of the Marine Corps League, Smoky Moun-
tain Detachment, Franklin, N.C. He was a former com-
mandant of the Marine Corps League, DeSoto Detach-
ment, Bradenton. He was a past member of the Ameri-
can Legion Post 24, Florida Highway Patrol Auxiliary,
Florida Peace Officers Association, and Florida Police
Chief's Association. He was a former volunteer fire-
man in Oneco. He was Methodist.
Services were Nov. 17 in Highlands, N.C. Bryant
Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Doris; daughters Susan of
Scaly Mountain and Sherry Fannon of Bradenton; sons
Philip of Scaly Mountain and Gary of Clarksville,
Tenn.; and four grandchildren.

Jean A. Tester
Jean A. Tester, 76, of Anna Maria, died Nov. 13 in
Blake Medical Center.
Born in Seattle, Mrs. Tester came to Manatee County
from Duluth, Minn., in 1978. She was a homemaker. She
attended Roser Memorial Community Church, Anna
Maria. She established the Iowa Consumer Watchdog
Service. She was a member of the Civil Defense. She was
a lay member of the State Board of Dentistry and the Ju-
dicial Qualification Commission in Iowa.
Memorial services will, beheld at a later date.
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Holmes Beach, is in
charge of arrangements.
She is survived by husband William W.; daugh-
ters Ros Kenyon of St. Joe, Mo., Melanie Fleming
of Davenport, Iowa, and Maribeth Rigoni of
Northport, Ill.; sons Rodney S. of Duluth and Will-
iam W. of Iowa City, Iowa; sister Carol Waldorf of
California; and 11 grandchildren.

Andrew Wallis
Andrew Wallis, 24, of Lakeland and formerly of
Bradenton, died Nov. 18 at home.
Born in Bradenton, Mr. Wallis was a maintenance
worker. He was Catholic.
Memorial services will be at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 24 at
St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 3100 26th St. W.,
Bradenton. Lanier Funeral Home, Lakeland, was in
charge of arrangements.
He is survived by father Jim of Tallahassee; mother
Terri of Holmes Beach; sisters Katy of Holmes Beach
and Becky of Tallahassee; brother Justin of Sarasota;
and maternal grandmother Gerarda Plese of Bradenton.


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Chiles purchases

property adjacent

to Sandbar
By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
The Sandbar Restaurant will have some fine
landscaping just to the north soon.
That's because owner Ed Chiles has purchased
the Glanz property, which runs from the north side
of the Sandbar parking lot through to Pine Avenue,
for $600,000.
Chiles said he has no immediate plans for the
property other than to landscape it.
The property consists of two lots with about 100
feet fronting on Pine Avenue and 145 feet of
Gulffront.
The property is zoned commercial, and Anna
Maria Building Official Bob Welch Jr. said Chiles
will be free to use the property for anything allowed
by the city's commercial zoning ordinances.
Chiles, who also owns the Beach House Restau-
rant in Bradenton Beach and MarVista on Longboat
Key, said when the property became available, it just
made sense to purchase it.
"It gives us elbow room for the restaurant for the
future," he said.
Earlier this year, Reynold Glanz, the former
owner of the property, appealed to the city's Plan-
ning and Zoning Board to downgrade the two lots
from commercial to residential so he could sell them
as two Gulffront residential lots.
The board postponed making a decision because
Glanz lacked site plans and other information perti-
nent to his request. He said at the time he wanted to
"feel out" the board's wishes as to whether it pre-
ferred the property to remain commercial or whether
it would consider the variances needed to revert the
property to residential use.
The two lots are undersized for residential use,
which calls for a minimum lot size of 75 by 100 feet.
The two lots meet the commercial lot size minimum
of 50 by 100 feet.
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THE ISLANDER 0 NOV. 22, 2000 U PAGE 13

Fire District commissioners approve $42,000 training center


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Firefighters from the West Manatee Fire & Rescue
District wanted to update their training facility behind
Station 2 on Manatee Avenue and fire commissioners
agreed to the tune of $42,410.
WMFRD commissioners Nov. 16 approved the
upgrade that includes trimming and removing 19 trees
($7,150), a canopy ($2,450) and excavation and instal-
lation of shell base around the facility as well as a septic
tank for pump tests and rip-rap boulders in a pit to be
used for spray tests ($17,060).
Other items include a boat dock for the station's
fire boat ($2,300), a propane hookup for a car, boat and
tank ($3,000), an indoor training maze in a trailer
($3,000), hand rail and bench for the deck ($250), elec-
trical for maze ($2,000) and a pump-test concrete pad
($4,000).
Fire Chief Andy Price told commissioners the up-
grade would be a one-time cost involving little main-


tenance after the initial cost.
"Over the years we've been doing a little bit at a
time when we would get things donated," Price told
commissioners.
Engineer Brian Braun and Battalion Chief Rich
Losek told commissioners about the need for the up-
grade.
Braun said the rip-rap boulders for the empty pit
used for pump tests cost $6,000 but are necessary be-
cause anything else would fly around when jetted with
water.
"And we need this pump-test area because the
ponds around the county are so low and it's not going
to get better [due to the drought]," Braun said. "We'd
like the dock because we need it for long weekends like
the Fourth of July. It takes a long time to move equip-
ment in and out every day. It would be easier on train-
ing for the same reason."
According to Price, the maze is a completely dark
tunnel that is a confined-space training facility requir-


Building department outside review OK'd
With three meetings under their belt in one apartment would make more sense.
week already, Bradenton Beach Planning and Zon- The joint meeting between the city commis
ing Board members took up the topic of ... meet- and the planning and zoning board ratified the
ing more often. ing of an outside consultant to look into the bu


A recent spate of development in the city has
forced the building department into an overtime mode.
Planners suggested a way to lighten that Building Of-
ficial Roger Titus' workload could be to review more
run-of-the-mill building application another set of
eyes to ensure mistakes are not made.
But after much debate it was decided an outside
review of the internal working of the building de-


sion
hir-
iild-


ing department. Suggestions for change ranged
from hiring more people Titus is already bud-
geted to have two more people within his depart-
ment to hiring a full-time city planner to con-
tracting out with Manatee County for planning ser-
vices.
Another suggestion was to increase charges for
the various permits issued by the city.


ing firefighters to go inside with an air pack and mask.
Commissioner.Jesse Davis wondered if the up-
grade wasn't just a duplication of effort already in place
at Cedar Hammock, which is being utilized by Station
2 firefighters. Price said nothing was same except for
the propane hookup.
Losek said annual maintenance on the new facil-
ity would be around $2,000.
Commissioners approved it 5-0 with the money
coming from the District's restricted account with
funding of $51,068.
In other news, Mike Mulyck was sworn in to take
the place of outgoing fire commissioner Chuck Steams
who resigned in October because he moved out of the
fire district and into the city limits of Bradenton.
Commissioners also cleaned up some loose ends
by approving a resolution consolidating the pension
plans of the former Westside Fire District and Anna
Maria Fire District.
The board voted to keep its same officers. Return-
ing are commissioner Davis and newly appointed com-
missioner Mulyck. Jack Emery was re-elected secre-
tary/treasurer, Larry Tyler the chairman and Rob Elliott
vice chairman.
Price told commissioners that OSHA regulations
would demand the District replace its 40 air-pack
bottles in the next couple of years. OSHA officials say
the bottles have a life expectancy of 15 years and some
at Station 2 are approaching the 15-year cutoff date.
Price said some of his employees were concerned
about the 41 percent increase in the cost of health in-
surance due to a switch in plans.
"The biggest obstacle we have is that the old plan
.was excellent and the new one comes along and we've
got a 41 percent hit," Price said. "They don't really
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Tebbetts Field takes priority; completion set for Feb. 15


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Finally.
Birdie Tebbetts Field in Holmes Beach is getting
some much-needed attention from Manatee County
following some nudging from Mayor Carol Whitmore.
Manatee County Parks and Recreation officials
have put the field at the top of their list of projects that
need to be completed, and the field should be ready for
play in time for spring baseball, according to interim
Parks and Recreation Director Cindy Turner.
It's been a long time coming. The completion date
is almost two years behind schedule.
"We're going to top-dress the outfield and plant
rye seed within the next two weeks," Turner said. "The
backstop and sideline fencing are going in the latter
part of this week.
"As far as when the outfield fence is installed,
that's up in the air because we have to figure the mea-
surements for a full-sized soccer field first. It looks like
we'll have to use the entire outfield for the soccer
field."
The city has had trouble getting the grass to grow
in the outfield because a well the city dug for irrigation
contained high levels of salt. The outfield was origi-
nally planted with "sprouts" by the county, and that
didn't take. When the city started watering with the
briny well solution, more weeds grew than grass.
Whitmore said the city now has determined it will
tap into the county's fire hydrant system so the field
gets clean water.
Still to be determined is who will pay for the re-
quired $7,000 water meter.
Whitmore said she asked Turner in parks and rec-
reation if the county could waive the meter fee. How-
ever, Turner said that determination is up to Manatee
County Public Works and the board of county commis-
sioners.
Thanks to a generous $6,000 donation from Rex
and Helen Hagen through the Hagen Foundation, the
field will get new bleachers, Whitmore said.
Goals for the full-sized soccer field are expected to


cost $3,000, she said. The city has $13,000 it can spend
on the field and getting the meter fee waived would
help.
Whitmore said the problems getting the field ready
for play have been a nightmare.
"It's been a pain in the butt," Whitmore said. "The
well we sank produces water with too much salt. But


once the grass is established, we can go back to using
our well water.
"I figure if we reseed we can get it open by mid-
February in time for season. At least I'm hoping it
happens by then. It took us getting the county back out
here to see the problems before we could get anything
done."


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THE ISLANDER U NOV, 22, 2000-M AGE 15


Island Players' 'Divorce' may warn the impulsive


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
The Island Players' next production of "Divorce
Southern Style" is a witty comedy that shows how too
much scheming can be detrimental to the soul.
Divorced for 15 years, not happy about her life and
short on cash, Eleanor Bander talks herself into rigging
a scheme to snag her ex-husband.
She uses their daughter's supposedly imminent
marriage to lure him.
Flaws in the maze Eleanor creates are readily ap-
parent to the audience but puzzle her best friend and
daughter. To cover up, Eleanor improvises.


The husband arrives and thinks something is
fishy. But he has fun at his birthday party and goes
along with it all. Eleanor must decide how to un-
tangle her web of deceit.
Director Geoffrey Todd says, "This wry comedy
may serve as a warning to the impulsive."
The play runs from Friday, Dec. 1, through Sun-
day, Dec. 10 and is co-produced by J.M. Faarup Inc.,
a Holmes Beach contractor.
Jo Kendall takes the part of Eleanor, Laura Morales
is her friend Elma Blue and Robin Rhodes is daughter
Elizabeth. Bill Nixon plays Walter, the husband, and
Sam McDowell is Dr. Abernathy. Elizabeth's fiance,


Vince, is John Durkin, while Gertrude, Walter's current
interest, is played by Mona Upp.
Debron Keller-McCartney is the stage manager,
Stephen Griffiths is in charge of lighting, Walt Schmidt
handles the sound and Don Bailey designed the costumes.
Pat Bergen is set designer.
Island Players Theater is located at the corner of
Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Curtain
times are 8 p.m. except for two Sunday matinees,
which start at 2 p.m. The theater is silent on Monday.
Tickets are $12 each. For tickets, call 778-5755. The
box office is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. now
through the performance.


The party was 'ooh so
marvelous'
Charles and JoAnn Lester, left, are
joined by Nub Turner, Paul Kelly
and Chef/Owner Damon Presswood
of Ooh La La! in Holmes Beach at
the kick-off party for this year's
Lester-lslander Challenge. The
Lester's have donated $25,000 to the
Anna Maria Island Community
Center, which must be matched by
local contributions by Dec. 31, 2000.
The party was hosted by Islander
Publisher Bonner Futch and
Presswood at Ooh La La! last week.
Contributions tallied up to more than
$8,000 after the event with
$17,000 to go.


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Gabby Westerman,
Tierney Green and
Danielle Mullen.
Second row, from left,
Shawn Culhane,
.Charlie Woodson,
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l'O i Caught in the WAVE
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Braves make it 22 in a row
The Anna Maria Island Braves baseball team, com-
posed of players age 13-15, finished its season with a
22-game win streak.
The Braves ended with a 24-2 record in Manatee
County Junior-Senior Little League and over the past
four seasons are sitting at 65 wins, 16 losses.
"To win 80 percent of your games is pretty good,"
Gibbons said. "Zach Hill is a good coach and knows
how to get them going and I put the fear of God in
them. But really we have some kids with guts who
know how to play the game. These kids play well to-
gether.
"We have some great pitching and good hitting.
We're looking forward to coaching this team in the
spring when many of them will be 16 and we have our
own home field in Holmes Beach. We've been playing
on the road now for 14 months."
The team will play its inaugural season at Birdie
Tebbetts Field in Holmes Beach. The field is scheduled
to be ready for play Feb. 1.
On Nov. 16, the Braves 7-6 win over the Fraternal
Order of Police was proof of the gutsy play the Island
team displayed during the fall season.
Then on Nov. 18, the Braves finished the season
with a squeaker 5-4 win over the Braden River Reds.
In the final game, the Braves were trailing 4-1 go-
ing into the bottom of the seventh inning. A pair of
walks from Ted Carlson and Peter Dowling allowed
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The Anna Maria Island Braves stormed through their fall baseball season, finishing with a 22-game win
streak and ending their season with a 24-2 record. In the back row from left to right are CoachBob Gibbons,
Ryan Carlson, Zach Hill, Coach Zach Hill, Dustin Cole, Peter Dowling, Anthony Rosas and Danny Shafer. In
front, left to right, are cheerleader Krystin Carlson, Bobby Gibbons, Ted Carlson, Tim Spence and cheer-
leader Georgia Rose Gibbons. Islander Photo: David Futch


Andre Acebo.
He reached third on a ground ball out and scored
the tying run on a wild pitch. Zach Hill walked but was
picked off. Tim Spence walked and went to third on a
wild throw pickoff. Ryan Carlson ended the season by
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ing Spence when the shortstop couldn't get Carlson at
first. Carlson got the win in relief.
On Nov. 16, Dowling upped his pitching record to
9-0 with another strong performance on the mound.
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SPORTS RAP, FROM PAGE 20

His batterymate Carlson showed his stuff behind
the plate by throwing runners out trying to steal third
and home.
Dowling mowed FOP down in the top of the first,
1-2-3.
Bobby Gibbons helped the Braves manufacture a
run in their first at-bat. Gibbons hit a grounder the
pitcher picked up and threw to first, but the ball hit
Gibbons in the hand and he was taken out of the game
for pinch runner Zach Hill.
Hill stole second and third, scoring when Carlson
grounded to third base to make it 1-0 Braves.
Carlson stopped a critical run from scoring in the
second after Dowling struck out two but walked a run-
ner who made it to third base.
With a 2-2 count on the batter, Dowling threw a
pitch in the dirt that Carlson chased to the backstop and
fired to Dowling covering home. The runner was out
by three steps.
Hill got things going again after Tim Spence
walked in the bottom of the second. Hill doubled to
center, sending Spence to third. He scored on a
groundout by Anthony Rosas.
Hill scored on a wild pitch for a 3-0 Braves lead,
then Danny Shafer took one for the team with the ball
bouncing off his helmet. Gibbons walked and Ted
Carlson hit a single down the third base line. FOP got
out of the bases-loaded jam on a force out at second.
The top of third was almost the Braves' undoing.
A single, a double, two errors and a wild pitch put
FOP up 4-3 before Dowling ended things with two Ks.
Dustin Cole walked and stole second and third, scor-
ing on a bizarre suicide squeeze bunt. The catcher
misplayed the ball when the batter missed it, threw it to
third trying to get Cole, who broke for home and scored.
Spence walked and, if this sounds familiar, stole
second and third. Hill walked and Spence came home
on a wild pitch while Hill went all the way to third and
scored on an overthrow into left trying to get him slid-
ing.
With the score 6-4 Braves, Dowling bore down and
got three easy-out grounders to the right side that were
fielded by Spence and Cole.
The Carlson brothers opened up the bottom of the


Hang time
Krystin Carlson and Georgia Rose Gibbons, left, hang out with the best. The two Island girls were at G.T.
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fourth with two singles. However, an alert FOP
centerfielder was able to get Ted Carlson who had to
wait to see if his brother's hit would drop.
FOP made it 6-5 in the top of the fifth on a popup
that fell in.
Spence walked in the bottom half and Hill bunted
him to second. Spence scored on a wild pitch to give
the Braves the lead for good at 7-5.
FOP gave the Braves a queasy feeling in the top of
the sixth that was soothed only after an FOP hitter
doubled to left. Cole, now playing shortstop, made a
dandy play by gunning out a runner.
But it was Carlson who put a stop to things by gun-
ning down the runner at second when he broke for
third.
Cole had a hit in the seventh but was caught trying
to score on a wild pitch.
The top of the seventh had some uneasy moments.
Ted Carlson helped Dowling when he fielded a


slow roller down the first base line and flipped to
Dowling, who was covering.
After Dowling walked the next batter, Rosas made
a play at third, ranging to his left and throwing to
Spence at second for a force out.
A walk and a couple of wild pitches and FOP was
right back in the game, trailing 7-6.
Dowling extinguished the fire by striking out the
last batter.

Island Sharks wheel off 8 straight
The Island Sharks upped their record to 8-2 in fall
baseball Little League action for players age 11-12.
Steve Faasse, Matt Bobo and Patrick Cole led the
way, each hitting a double in a win over Pepsi. Bobo
knocked in three runs.
Tyler Schneerer, Cole and Shane Pelkey combined
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Sports Rap
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 21


for the five-inning, 10-5 victory.
The second game was a 13-11 nailbiter of a win
over Beef O'Brady's Restaurant.
Greg Lowman had a single, double, home run and
three RBIs. His double in the bottom of the sixth was
the game winner.
Faasse pitched two innings of no-hit ball with Tim
Bouziane, Joey Mattay, Cole and Schneerer mopping
up.
In those two games, the defense shone with 18
putouts on hard-hit balls.
It took seven games for the Sharks to gel and the
team is now playing the best defense of any team in the
fall league at G.T. Bray Park in Bradenton.

Community Center
basketball banquet Nov. 27
The Anna Maria Island Community Center kicks

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off its fall basketball season with. a basketball and
cheerleading banquet Monday, Nov. 27, at the Center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
The affair is in the gym and cost $5 for children
under 16 and $6 for adults. Everyone is welcome and
takeout is available.
Beach Bistro and Bistro at Island's End will cater
the event including dinner, drinks and dessert.
Parents are asked to bring a dessert.
All proceeds go back into the basketball and
cheerleading program supporting 25 teams. Uniforms
will be handed out at the banquet.

Douglas crowned
county men's association golf champ
Bob Douglas of Holmes Beach shot a blistering
two-round score of 132 to win the Manatee County
Men's Golf Association 2000 Championship.
Douglas shot a seven-under-par 65 in the first round,
held Oct. 8 at Buffalo Creek Golf Course. He nearly
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Streetlife


Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Nov. 15, 9707 Gulf Drive N., Sign of the Mermaid
Restaurant, open door. An officer found the front door
open, but did not see evidence of forced entry or theft.

Bradenton Beach
Nov. 8, 4200 block of 59th Street West, Bradenton,
warrant for violation of probation, defaulting. An officer
saw a car run a red light. The driver was issued two cita-
tions, one for driving while license suspended, and one for
running a red light. The passenger in the vehicle was ar-
rested on a Sarasota County warrant for violation of pro-
bation, felony defaulting, no bond. The passenger was
transported to the Manatee County Jail.
Nov. 9, 2601 Gulf Drive, Sandpiper Mobile Home
Park, information. The manager told police the jalousie
windows were missing from the door of a mobile home.
Nov. 9, 1500 block of Gulf Drive South, Baker act.
A woman called police to see if they could locate her
daughter. An officer found her and the car at Coquina
Beach.
Nov. 10, 800 block of Gulf Drive South, information.
A man discovered his wallet was missing after a party at
his house. The wallet contained $60, his driver's license
and a credit card.
Nov. 11, 2500 block of Avenue C, attempted auto
burglary. A man said his car alarm went off at 3 a.m. At
the car wash the next day, he noticed the passenger-side
door handle was bent as if someone had tried to break in.
Damage to the vehicle was $500.
Nov. 11, 1300 block of Gulf Drive South, lost prop-
erty. A man told police that his wallet was stolen while he
was at the beach. The wallet contained $10 Austrian cur-
rency, $35 U.S. currency, three credit cards, vehicle reg-
istration and his company identification.
Nov. 11, 1700 block of Coquina Park, four trespass
warnings. Marine Rescue personnel notified Bradenton
Beach police officers that two males and two females were
smoking a marijuana cigarette on the beach. When offic-
ers approached the individuals, no marijuana cigarette was
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beach.
Nov. 12, 107 Gulf Drive N., City Hall, information.
During a routine check, an officer found two doors at
Bradenton Beach City Hall unlocked. The officer found
no evidence of burglary, he said.
Nov. 12, 2400 block of Avenue B, theft from con-
struction site. An air nailer valued at $250 was stolen from
a construction site while the owner was at lunch.
Nov. 13, 100 block of Seventh Street North, informa-
tion. An officer called the Manatee County Truancy Of-
fice and the Florida Child Abuse Hotline after receiving
an anonymous call about two young men skipping school.
The officer found out that the 14-year-old boy from
Bradenton Beach had permission from his mother to be
out of school because he did not feel well, but the mother
forgot to call the school to report the absence, she said. The
19-year-old from Bradenton is no longer registered in the
school system in Florida, the officer said. The two had
been to the beach, the 14-year-old said.
Nov. 13. 300 block of Bay Drive South, south of the
Bridge Tender Restaurant, possession of cannabis under
20 grams, violation of probation on battery warrant. Jef-
frey Lee Valley, 39, of Bradenton, was arrested for pos-
session of six grams of cannabis and a warrant. An officer
was dispatched to the location where a suspicious person
had been seen wearing a ski mask and dark clothing. The
officer saw the suspecLdrop a bag on the ground, and the
suspect admitted having a "$40 bag" of marijuana. He was
taken to the Manatee County Jail.
Nov. 13, 400 block of Bay Drive South, found prop-
erty. A woman found a two-wheel scooter beside her deck.
An officer took the scooter to the Bradenton Beach Police
Department for safe-keeping.
Nov. 14, 2300 block of Avenue C, D.U.I., .20 or
higher. David Eric Martin, 24, of Bradenton Beach was
arrested for driving under the influence. When an of-
ficer stopped him for speeding, the officer said Martin
smiled and said, "I love you guys. Can you drive me
home?"
Nov. 15, 100 block of Gulf Drive North, information.
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Nov. 16, 2400 block of Avenue B, information, do-
mestic. An officer responded to a domestic violence call.
He learned that a man and woman had been in a verbal
argument. No charges were filed.

Holmes Beach
Nov. 11, 5400 block of Marina Drive, suspicious in-
cident. A man reported a boat traveling through the ma-
rina at 3:51 a.m. with no lights, The suspects on the boat
ducked each time a car drove down the street, he said.
Nov. 11, 3000 block of Avenue E, battery. A man told
police that someone threw an egg at him while he was
riding his bicycle.
Nov. 12, 3200 block of East Bay Drive, criminal mis-
chief. A wrought-iron park bench was tor from bolts in
the concrete and thrown onto the parking lot. The concrete
was cracked where the bench had been bolted down and
a leg was broken on the bench.
Nov. 12, 5300 block of Gulf Drive, theft. Outgoing
mail, stolen from a man's mailbox and opened, was found
in a parking lot. One check has not been recovered, an
officer said.
Nov. 12, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn, D.U.I. An
officer was dispatched when a vehicle pulled onto Gulf
Drive and crashed into a northbound vehicle. The officer
issued citations to Milan Balogh, 33, of Holmes Beach, for
driving under the influence, DUI with property damage,
and no proof of insurance. The suspect was transported to
the Manatee County Jail.
Nov. 12,4900 block of Gulf Drive, criminal mischief.
A man told police that his mail was found along the road-
way north of his house. The mail was torn up and one let-
ter was missing from the envelope.
Nov. 14, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn, drug, drug
equipment. Patrick Lemley, 36, of Holmes Beach, was
arrested for possession of cocaine with intent to sell, and
possession of drug paraphernalia. An officer found 5.2
grams of cocaine in small plastic bags inside a cigarette
package, four Xanax pills, a level 4 narcotic, and a scale
in the suspect's pockets. The officer knew there was a war-
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Boats to lust for, shifting continents, ominous history


Boat shows are kinda like drinking wine: a little is
fine, and even good for you, but too much makes you
feel lousy.
So I try to hit a boat show every couple years. Last
weekend it was St. Petersburg's turn.
We decided that as boat shows go, this was one. It
had the prerequisite displays of marine paraphernalia
like odd cleaners and scrubbers for decks, special en-
gines and air conditioners, hats, sunglasses and all the
other "stuff." There was a surprising lack of electron-
ics, though.
And of course there were the boats but not a
sailboat to be seen.
One of the nicest small boats was a Scout, an open-
fisherman, center-console model. At $14,000, pack-
aged with a 60-hp Yamaha engine, it seemed like the
best deal at the show although, like almost all boats I
look at, it seemed underpowered. Of course, back when
I used to ply the waters I figured a surfboard should
have at least a 60-hp engine on it.
One thing I noticed on the Scout was a weird con-
traption affixed to the drain holes outside of the stern.
Drainholes are designed to let any water caught in the
boat to flow out before the boat becomes awash, but
there's an inherent problem with the holes in a follow-
ing sea the water comes in instead of going out.
The Scout solution is to put a little cage on the
outside of the boat with a ping-pong ball in it. When the
water goes from inside the boat outside, the ball drifts
to the outside of the little cage. When the water tries to
get into the boat from the outside, the ball blocks the
hole.
The whole engineering feat is a lot like those balls
at the end of some snorkels that are supposed to keep
the water out of the tube when you dive. I don't know
about you, but I never found them to work very well.
Maybe the boat application will.
Some odd-looking steering wheel configurations
were the rage a few years ago at a Sarasota boat show.
The steering wheel had a rubber accordion kind of col-
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to tilt, like the tilt steering on a lot of cars. We thought
it was a neat idea, but wondered about the effects of salt
and sun on the rubber.
If our less-than-scientific study in St. Petersburg
was any indication, the answer has been solved. I only
saw one boat manufacturer with the rubber-tilt collar
attached to the steering wheel. Good concept, bad ap-
plication? Maybe.
An Italian boat caught my eye. It was an Excalibur-
or Scarab-styled powerboat, tricked out to the max,
open cockpit-styled and 55 feet long. I was ready to pay
the $1.1 million for it, but forgot my checkbook. Darn.
There was also a sweet 60-foot-long Hatteras with
about six steering stations in the tuna tower that I liked,
but I didn't have the courage to ask how much it was.
My colleague said he had seen a lot of the Hatteras-
class boats in Marina Hemingway in Cuba.
But the "boat-of-the-show" award went to a New
Zealand-built model called the Protector. The 28-footer
had a small cabin forward and a fairly wide-open style
reminiscent of a commercial vessel. But there were a
couple of twists to it: it was an inflatable like a Zo-
diac and it had twin 200-hp Evinrudes on the back.
Top speed is just under 50 mph.
Remember that scene in the movie "The Perfect
Storm" when the fishing boat climbs up that immense
wall of water? Somehow I pictured this Protector go-
ing up and coming down the wave without much ado,
it had that kind of seaworthy look to it.
The sales guy said the manufacturer would war-
ranty the boat for 25 years against sun, water, petro-
leum or other damage, but "the warranty doesn't cover
running into anything sharp."
The 28-foot model with engines went for about
$100,000. As with lots of boat things, I didn't ask the
price of the special-order 40-foot version. Yes, they do
make a bigger version can you imagine a 40-foot-
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line than everyone believed about 16,000 miles
longer.
Norway is a mapmaker's nightmare, with its thou-
sands of fjords and twisty islands. When the Scandina-
vian nation was first mapped, apparently there were
some twists that were missed. With the newer, more
powerful computer models, cartographers have discov-
ered that the original 13,339 miles of mainland coast-
line was short by 2,480 miles, and the island coastline
of 22,241 miles was short by 13,670.
That's a 45 percent error. Oops.
"I checked the numbers quite a few times," the
engineer who discovered the discrepancy said. "I was
surprised that the difference was so big." Quite the un-
derstatement, wouldn't you say?
Also in an understated way, the residents there
have been sort of nonplused with the discovery. It's not
like they've all of a sudden got half-again another
Norway glued to the country, after all. As one guy put
it, "The land is the same."

Moving continents
There's an old saying that "everything that goes
,around comes around," and it's true of continents.
Tectonic plate geologists have long agreed that all
of the Earth's continents were joined in one big land
mass about 250 million years ago. They call it Pangea.
About 200 million years ago, Pangea broke into
two giant land masses, Gondwanaland and Laurasia.
That huge expanse of acreage eventually migrated to
form the continents we have today.
But, in another 250 million years or so, we're all
going to come together again in another huge land mass
they're calling Pangea Ultima. When that happens, the
Atlantic Ocean will be an inland sea, Europe and Af-
rica will join, the Americas will crash together, and the
Pacific Ocean will just get wider and wider.
The movement is the result of the continents rest-
ing on a layer of 3,600-degree molten rock. The con-
tinents slip and slide on that hot rock like when you
step on a banana peel, although the result of the slide
isn't quite as quick or dramatic.
One of the fastest-moving areas of the world is in
the Hawaiian Islands. Maui apparently is moving
northwest toward Japan at a rate of three inches a year.
That's not quite like Mr. Toad's Wild Ride but, as one
geologist said, "The inches add up. You can compare
tectonic movement to the rate your toenails grow."
Let's see. It takes 177 days for your toenails to
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By Capt. David Futch
Three successive cold fronts have put the kibosh
on offshore fishing with winds to 20 and 25 knots
making it uncomfortable and difficult to anchor on
a spot.
For the brave of heart, trolling for grouper with
a bomber or going after kingfish with No. 7 Reflecto
spoons is a good way to fish in choppy water. You
catch something and you're not rolling around like
you would be if you're anchored up.
Kim Shearer at Annie's Bait & Tackle, report-
ing for Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II,
said pompano and sheepshead are coming on while
reds and small snook are active on the flats, but each
cold front will diminish that action. Big Spanish
mackerel and cobia are off the beach while flounder
fishing has been good.
Capt. Sam Kimball on the Legend has been
catching red and gag grouper, mangrove snapper and
kingfish while fishing in 40 to 50 feet of water.
"Mostly gags to 15 pounds, but we've really
been getting blown off the water with all this wind,"
Kimball said. "We also caught a half dozen nice
flounder to 24 inches. There are some lane snapper
in 50 feet of water, too. I haven't been going out
more than 12 miles. I haven't had to."
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said
the one thing about the wind is that you can still
troll.
"Even though it's been windy, trolling can save
the day," Lowman. "Trolling the ship channel from
Egmont Key to the Sunshine Skyway Bridge is a
great bet right now. The edge drops from 20 feet to
45 feet. Just follow on top of the break and you'll
definitely get gag grouper. Any big lure, like bomb-
ers, Rapalas and Mann's Stretch Baits, works good.
"Inshore, trout fishing is improving and pom-
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"There are a lot of big kings," Morrison said.
"Most of them we catch while trolling No. 7 spoons.
We're also catching mackerel to 4 pounds. They're
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Capt. Steve Salgado on the Compleat Angler
said the same old, same old.
"Snook and some keepers are what are out
there," Salgado said. "Flounder have been pretty
good. They're showing up more and more. Kingfish
are still around. Gags can be caught in shallow wa-
ter from 30 to 40 feet. We had them up in our
chumline when we were fishing for kingfish. We had
whitebait on a wire and the grouper would follow the
chum to the surface."
Capt. Matt Denham of the Rip Tide said he
fished in 115 feet of water (about 28 miles offshore)
and caught large gag grouper to 34 inches that
weighed in at 20 pounds. A little closer to shore the
lane and yellowtail snapper are plentiful, he said.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair said he
did good on redfish north and east of the Sunshine
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"There are reds laying in the potholes that are
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Capt. Roy Salgado on the Grand Slam said the
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them. That means that in 250 million years your toe-
nails would be ... pretty long.

Sandscript factoid
This week's factoid is compliments of V. Gary of
Tampa, who in a letter to the editor in the Tampa Tri-
bune revealed the following:
"Since 1840, every U.S. president except one
elected in a 'zero' year has died in office: Lincoln (as-
sassinated), Garfield (assassinated), McKinley (assas-
sinated), Harding (died), Roosevelt (died), and
Kennedy (assassinated). The lone exception, Ronald
Reagan, survived an attempt on his life only two
months after taking office.
"What this means for the man elected in the year
2000, we can only wait and see."


International hero's welcome
Ralph Russell of Rotten Ralph's
Waterfront Restaurant in Anna
Maria, was honored by the city and
The Islander newspaper at a recent
city meeting for his act of heroism
during a summer vacation in
Ireland. (See The Islander, Sept.
13, 2000.) Russell received a
plaque depicting the article from
The Islander as well as the cover of
the Irish newspaper with the report
of Russell's rescue of a small boy
from a car crash. The city received
a duplicate plaque to hang at city
hall from The Islander. With Ralph
are wife Doreen and grandson
Tyler, 2 1/2.


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THE ISLANDER N NOV. 22, 2000 8 PAGE 27


Webb's 'Waterworld' wins big in Costa Rica


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Joe Webb thinks it's an honor to be part of Rabbit
Kakai's world.
The captain of the charterboat Old Florida said it
was a proud moment when he placed third in the eighth
annual Rabbit Kakai Toes-on-the-Nose Longboard
Classic Surfing Championship.
"The tournament is dedicated to Kakai, who is
considered the world's greatest waterman," Webb said.
"He turned 80 years old recently and still surfs every
day."
Toes-on-the-Nose attracted surfers from Australia,
Brazil, Hawaii, California and Florida to a pretty little
cove in Boca Barranca, Costa Rica. It's about 100 miles
north of Quepos on the Pacific side.
"We stay at a place called the Fiesta Resort," the
44-year-old fishing guide from Anna Maria said. "You
get up in the morning and the point break is in front of
you."
There were three categories of long boarders, or
surfers who do what they do best on a board more than
nine feet long. The tournament took place Aug. 6-13
with four days dedicated to surfing and ESPN there for
the filming.
Constestants competed in 20-minute heats against
four other riders. The idea is to catch as many waves
as possible and perform as many maneuvers as possible
while five judges do the scoring.
"Judges look for a lot of maneuvers like cross-step-
ping, nose rides and cut backs," Webb said. "They look
for smoothness and style throughout the wave. The
easier you make it look, the more points you get."
The first age group is called "Da Boys," then
comes "Da Old Boys," or the over-40s set, and finally
"Da Kahunas," which is Kakai's age bracket for surf-


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Old one
Dennis and
Sheri Allen,
Ohioans who
spend the
cold months
in Anna
Maria City,
do their
warm
reading in
the oldest
mission in
the United
States, San
Miguel in
Santa Fe,
N.M.


Family trip
Caryn Hodge,
right, of Anna
Maria shares an
Islander with her
mother Ruth
Uecker and sister
Shannon Hodge at
Elizabeth City,
N.C., on their way
to a Virginia
holiday. Back from
vacation, Caryn
works at the Rod
& Reel Pier.


Webb's Waterworld
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 27


shore of Oahu.
This is the second year in a row Webb, 44, has
shown how Anna Maria Island surfers shred. In the
1999 Kakai, Webb placed fourth and took home a
hand-carved toucan trophy. This year's third place out
of 30 riders earned him a parrot. The Kakai is a pro-am
with first prize for pros $10,000.
Webb said the best part is the place itself.
"The waves at Barranca start at a point and peel
into the cove with single rides of 400 yards on waves
with five- to six-foot faces," Webb said. "It's one of the
longest left point breaks in the world. By comparison,
at Beach Street in Anna Maria rides are around 30 or
40 yards and at Manatee County Public Beach they're
usually about 100 yards."




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Webb should know. The public beach across from
Duffy's Tavern is where he learned to surf.
"When I was eight years old, I caught my first
wave on the north side of the public beach pier. I was
on a 10-foot-long Shark paddle board. It was one of
the lifeguard boards and weighed 60 pounds and I
couldn't carry it. I had to drag it to the beach. I can
still see myself standing on that board with my arms
straight out and the pier flying by me, and when I got
to the beach I ran off the end of the board onto the
sand."
Webb said he has two heroes to thank for introduc-
ing him to surfing. One was a lifeguard, the late Dave
Miller, and the other is Jim Brady, owner of West Coast
Surf Shop in Holmes Beach, the oldest surf shop in
Florida. West Coast is older than Ron-Jon on the east
coast by a couple of months.
On Christmas Day, 1962, Miller gave Webb an


old, beat-up Dextra board that needed duct tape to re-
pair the nose.
"It made my Christmas and got me into surfing,"
Webb said. "Then Brady opened up West Coast where
the current Eckerd is located. It was a strip mall then.
That was 1964 and I was one of the young kids Brady
took under his wing. Some of the others are Joe
Hutchinson, Jeff Wright, Dan Lease, Bruce French and
Don Sicking."
They were the nucleus of the West Coast Surf Shop
surfing team. That status allowed them to use all the
latest in board design.
"We got to use all the new boards that came in. Jim
Brady was on top of the scene with regard to board
design," Webb said. "Brady was behind all of us and
kept on top of us. He'd take us to surfing contests. So
those two got me started."
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Real Estate


Island
property sales
107 Gulf Dr. S., Bradenton Beach, 1.2 acres of
commercial property comprising about nine lots
fronting Bridge Street (106, 108, 110), Gulf Drive
(107), and First Street North (109) with several
buildings of 8,727 sq. ft. and built between 1935 and
1952, was sold 9/22/00, Karounos to Bridgewalk
Partners LLC, for $1,600,000; list $1,700,000.
2312 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 201 Sunset
Terrace, a Gulffront 966 sfla lbed/1.5bath condo
built in 1982, was sold 9/22/00, Olson to
Waterhouse, for $260,000; list $275,000.
3607 E. Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 204 Sandy
Pointe 2, a 976 sfla 2bed/2bath/lcp condo built in
1996, was sold 9/19/00, Dascenzo to Harjani, for
$102,000; list $103,900.
3607 E. Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 102 Sandy
Pointe 2, a 980 sfla 2bed/2bath/lcp condo built in
1996, was sold 9/21/00, Suntrust Bank to McGrath,
for $109,000; list $109,000.
405 80th St., Holmes Beach, a duplex of 1,961


















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for $216,500.
501 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, 202 Bridge-
port, a 1,128 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1982,
was sold 9/21/00, Hauck to Gohmann, for $195,000;
list $210,000.
117 Seventh St. N., Bradenton Beach, 22 Bay
View Terrace, a 729 sfla 2bed/lbath condo built in
1973, was sold 9/28/00, Mundy to Wolfe, for
$103,000.
1417 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, 7 Bermuda
Bay Club 5, a 1,524 sfla 3bed/2.5bath/2car
townhouse condo built in 1999, was sold 9/27/00,
Childers to Esch, for $358,000; list $385,000.
3401 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 112 Horizon
West, a 2bed/2bath 1,010 sfla condo built in 1983,
was sold 9/25/00, Morin to Anderson, for $145,000.
750 N. Shore Dr., Anna Maria, a 1,236 sfla
2bed/lbath/lcp home built in 1958 on a 50x100 lot,
was sold 9/25/00, Campbell to Loudermilk, for
$195,000; list $199,000.
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2405 Ave. B, Holmes Beach, a 1,650 sfla 4bed/
4bath duplex built in 1986 on a 50x100 lot, was sold
10/9/00, Mitchell to Baldwin, for $172,500.
3607 E. Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 211 Sandy
Pointe 2, a 1,150 sfla 2bed/2bath/cp condo built in
1996, was sold 10/13/00, Suntrust Bank to Edmonds,
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5300 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 410 Martinique North,
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was sold 10/10/00, Karns to Rosas, for $253,000.
6250 Holmes Blvd., Anna Maria, a 1,536 sfla"
2bed/2bath/2car townhouse condo built in 1992, was
sold 10/12/00, Bramble to Stothfang, for $251,000;
list $254,900.
6401 Holmes Blvd., Anna Maria, a 960 sfla
2bed/2bath/cp attached townhouse built in 1987 on
a 52x90 lot, was sold 10/11/00, Hietala to Low, for
$197,200; list $229,900.
Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real es-
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Copyright 2000.


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futons (sofa by day, bed at night) frame and matt
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RESTAURANT CHAIRS for sale. Banquet-st
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LOST TWO CATS, both large males. One orange
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size 1916, 778-5312.
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CRITTER SITTER Six years in pet care, 21 years as
an Island resident. Tender loving care for your pets
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with in-home visits. 778-6000.
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bagels, coffee and tea at recreation hall, Gulfshore
with of Longboat Key. Saturday, Dec. 2, 8am.
me.

1992 CHEVY CAVALIER, metallic blue, all accesso-
airs ries (Patrick's car) good condition. 778-6395.
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ROSER GUILD THRIFT SHOP open Tuesday,
Thursday, 9:30am-2pm, Saturdays 9am-noon. Al-
ways 50% off rack. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.

OUTSTANDING, three-family garage sale. Three
refrigerators, barbecue, microwave, upholstered
chairs, crafts, etc. Saturday, Nov. 25, 9am-3pm. 308
67th St., Holmes Beach.

GARAGE SALE clothes, books, golf clubs, linens,
some tools, misc. items. Sat., Nov 25 and Sun., Nov
26, 9am-5pm. 115 36th St., Holmes Beach.

SALE Hand-carved furniture, bunk bed. Lots of art-
work, framed and unframed, lithos, batiks on hand-
made mulberry paper. Original carved masks. Plants
and cacti. Odds and ends. Saturday and Sunday
Nov. 24 and 25. 240 Chilson, end of street.


ISLAND DUPLEX. Very close to beach on quiet street.
Building and both units in nice shape. Shady yard. 2BR/
1BA and 2BR/1BA with screened porches, one garage,
shared laundry. Central AC, separate water and electric
meters. $219,000. Call Yvonne Higgins at 720-3879.


GULFFRONT CONDO. Gorgeous fifth floor Gulffront
Martinique 2BR/2BA condo. New carpeting, tile, designer
wallpaper. Magnificent panoramic view of Gulf and bay.
$359,900. Call Jane Grossman at 778-2246 or 778-4451
after hours.


ISLAND DUPLEX. Short block to the Gulf beach, this duplex
has 2BR/1BA on one side, and 1BR/1BA on the other side.
Spacious new kitchen, large lot with room for pool. $247,500.
Call Dee Jorcyk at 778-2246 or 778-8550 eves. MLS#71249


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Corder aboard Deep South. Half & full day. For in-
formation call 778-1203 or mobile 713-5900.

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.

J/22 SAILING BOAT with cabin, 1983. 22.5 feet fixed
keel, four-foot draft. Great for racing or day sailing.
Very good condition. 3HP outboard motor, newer
sails, many extras. $11,000. 778-1895.

DEEP-WATER DOCK required for 40-foot sailboat.
Annual rental preferred on Anna Maria or Longboat
Key. 778-6395.

NEED A PLACE to park your boat and/or trailer?
Private ramp, wash down areas. Long/short term.
Capt. John's 792-2620.



PROPERTY MANAGEMENT position in local real
estate office. Real estate license required. Send re-
sume to P.O. Box 814, Anna Maria, FL 34216.

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.

NEED DISHWASHERS. Top payand benefits. Ap-
ply in person at OOL LA LA, 5406 Marina' bii- o
Holmes Beach.


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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.

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 ex-
perience and be a people person with a sense of
humor. $8.00/hour. To apply call 383-5511.

MAN FRIDAY NEEDED. Mechanically handy, gen-
eral knowledge of grounds care and odd jobs around
rental properties. Must be in good health, depend-
able and honest. Call T.H. Cole 779-1213 for an in-
terview.

ISLAND BAZAAR, full-time/part-time, must be able
to work nights and weekends. $6.50 to start. 3304
East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach.

RECEPTIONIST. Good opportunity for someone
who wants a part-time job in a pleasant, drug-free
environment. Must be dependable, have office skills
and be capable of working on your own. Weekends
and evenings. Good wages, paid vacation, health
insurance available. Apply in person 9am-1pm, Mon-
day-Friday. Blue Water Beach Club, 6306 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach.

PART-TIME HOUSEKEEPER for Island Maintenance
Co. must be reliable, dependable, trustworthy and able
to work weekends. Call 713-1723 or 778-5419.

CARETAKFIn for elderly gentleman three days a
,.- ;K on Longboat Key. References. 383-5045.


MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, mulching,
--*rimming, clean-up, edgings, and more. Hard-work-
ing and re~Spnsible. Excellent references. Edward
778-3222.


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

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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. Reli-
able 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 con-
struction trades. "I'm handy to have around." 778-
1022.

WALL & CEILING REPAIR. Drywall, texture, paint,
tiling, all handyman work. Call Fred, Monday-Satur-
day 10am-6pm at 752-7758 or mobile 545-6141.

QUALITY CARPENTRY and repairs. Call 795-1947.

SCREENS, WINDOWS AND REPAIR. Board ups
and hurricane panels. Call Greg Gettinger Glass 725-
1257 or 736-5718.

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


Hi! I'm Marianne
.iNorman-Ellis.

S-or any real estate needs,
I am ready and eager
to serve you. Call me at
Mike Norman Realty
778-6696







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PROPERTIES, LLC.
REAL ESTATE SALES AND RENTALS
ISLAND AND MAINLAND PROPERTIES
We're in need of properties
to sell and to manage.
If your property isn't getting the
attention it deserves or the income
you expect please call us.
We're friendly but we're serious!


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.

HANDY ANTHONY' Jack of Most Trades! 20-year Island
resident. Painting, masonry, plumbing/electrical repairs.
Installation of floors, windows, cabinets. 778-6000.

NEED A NEW FENCE? We do all kinds, vinyl and
wood, at reasonable prices. Please call for your free
estimate. 778-1098.

MASON/BRICK, block, stone and paver brick. Free esti-
mates. Twenty years in business. Call Dave 792-5206.

SMALL ENGINE REPAIR. Lawnmowers, weed eat-
ers, mopeds, scooters, etc. Call Dave, 778-4728
after, 2pm.

INDIVIDUAL SEEKING permanent position. Light
cooking, cleaning, errands and will also clean small
businesses, offices, rental property. Able, honesty
and dependable. Twenty-five-plus years experience.
Superb references to verify. Call 761-9705.

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.

CONDO CARE, Peace of mind for only $40 per
month. Weekly inspection of your property insured.
Home Watch $50 and up. References 792-9176.


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


Wedebrock B "ate Company


3224 East Bay Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
Sales: 941-778-0700 Rentals: 778-6665 Toll Free: 1-800-749-6665
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OPENING DOORS TO MANATEE COUNTY


GULFFRONT LOT. Incredible buildable lot on
north end of Anna Maria. Full unobstructed
Gulfview. Some trees, private tropical setting.
One of the best lots on the Gulf. $799,900.
Sandy Drapala, 749-5797 or Kathy Marcinko
252-1618.46576
WATERFRONT
EXCEPTIONAL RIVERFRONT COMMUNITY.
This home has deeded boat slip with electric
davit on community dock. Direct access to
Tampa Bay and the Gulf. Master suite with
separate office area in addition to spacious sit-
ting area. $239,900. Sandy Drapala 749-5797
or Kathy Marcinko 252-1618. 70458
WATERFRONT condominium with your own
dock. Enjoy the view of the canal and
waterbirds. Beautifully updated unit, light and
bright. $114,000. Ruth Lawler 856-0396 or
Cindy Greco 794-2714. 71290


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
POOL HOME in a friendly neighborhood.
Great for entertaining with many extras. Nicely
landscaped with side yard for gardening.
$119,900. Joanne Jenkins 795-3838. 70999
SECURE GATED COMMUNITY in super loca-
tion. Downstairs unit, fountain every courtyard,
private garden off second bedroom. Impres-
sive. $97,500. Ruth Lawler 856-0396 or Cindy
Greco 794-2714. 71252
CLEAN 2BR plus efficiency. New roof, paint
and flooring. $49,500. Larry and Louise Miller,
746-6968. 28318


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Ann (Harmon) Caron
LIC. Real Estate Broker
Accredited Residential Manager
12 years of Anna Maria
Island Experience
3001 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach
941 778-6849 800 778-9599
Fax: 941 779-1750
anncaron @ ix.netcom.com
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* Rules in effect for Manatee County:
Lawn and landscape watering is limited to
one day a week.
> Addresses ending in even numbers (or A -
SM): Tuesday.
S- Addresses ending in odd numbers (or N -
SZ): Sunday.
> Irrigation not allowed from 10 a.m. to 4
Sp.m. Irrigation with treated waste water allowed
Sany time.)
> Owners can wash their vehicles anytime as
long as they use a hand-held hose with a shut-
off nozzle. (Pull the car on the lawn to wash!)
) Rinsing boats and flushing of boat motors is
allowed for ten minutes daily.
> Hand-watering of plants, NOT LAWNS, is
Permitted any day.
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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.

STRAIGHT SHOT Landscape Service. Installations,
koi ponds, clean-ups and hauling. Shell delivered
and installed as low as $26.50 per yard. 727-5066.


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

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

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

INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. Thirty-four year Island resident. Call Jim
Bickal at 778-1730.

CHRISTIES PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free
estimates, no overtime charges. Now certifying
backflow at water meters. (FL#RF0038118) 778-
3924 or 778-4461.

ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.

GRIFFITHS' ISLAND PAINT/paper services: Interior/
exterior painting, pressure washing and wallpaper.
For prompt, reliable service at reasonable rates call
Kevin at 778-2996. Husband/wife team.

CARL V. JOHNSON JR. Contractor. New homes, ad-
ditions designs and plans. Free estimates, time and
materials or contract. Lic. #0060450. Call 795-1947.

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

ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodel-
ing, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens,
baths. Free estimates. Lic#RC0045125,
#RG0058589, #PE0020374. Insured. Call 720-0794.

WINDOW SHADES. BLINDS, shutters and more by
Hunter Douglas and other major manufacturers. Life-
time warranty. Call Island resident Keith Barnett for
a free in-home consultation. Many Island references,
15 yrs. experience. 941-778-3526 or 730-0516.

THE ANSWER TO your home improvement needs.
Painting, custom finishes, texturing, trim. Door hang-
ing, cabinet installations, ceramic tiling, light remod-
eling and repairs. Call A to Z Interior Finishings 941 -
792-4761.


QUALITY Carpentry work. Call 795-1947.

THIRTY YEARS craftsman experience. Interior, ex-
terior, doors, stairs, windows and trim. Have sawmill,
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.


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.

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.

VACATION RENTALS: 2BR apartments across form
beautiful beach, $450 per week. Fall and winter dates
available. Almost Beach Apartments 778-2374.

SEASONAL RENTALS 2BR/2BA furnished on canal.
401 28th St., Holmes Beach. $2800, January 2001;
3BR/2BA Jan., Feb., March. #21 North Beach Vil-
lage. $2,800 per month. Excalibur Realty, Inc. 792-
5566.

PANORAMIC VIEW of 3 bridges from every room. 1
and 2 bedrooms, fully furnished, ground floor, small
quiet complex. No smoking/potq Steps to beach.
Available now thru Dec. and season.hr/o 2107.


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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.

PET FRIENDLY furnished 1BR across from the Gulf
beach. Available starting in March. Wheelchair ac-
cessible. 778-2940, fax 778-3152.

BAYFRONT COTTAGE in Bradenton Beach. 2BR/
1 BA quiet alleyway. Great view. $1,300/month. Mike
Norman Realty, 778-6696.

HOLMES BEACH BOXBOXBOXPirates 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
$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.

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 1 BR/1BA Holmes beach,
across from ai acn, cable and utilities included, $525/
,..., $1,800/month. Available Dec. 4, 2000.
(248)760-8661.

FABULOUS SELECTION of seasonal furnished rent-
als still available for 2000. Call Smith Realtors,
(94 i-77Q-0770.

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

ENJOY THE GULF and bay views from this 2BR/2BA
fully renovated condo with a heated pool in Key West
North, Bradenton Beach. Call Gayle Schulz, Smith
Realtors, (941)778-0770.

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.


WOMAN WANTED to share duplex on bay. Clean,
no smokers, available 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.

ANNUAL RENTAL Longboat Key. 2BR/2BA bayside
pool, tennis, Gulf access, unfurnished. Old Florida
Realty. Co. 778-3377.

SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA, second floor, newly decorated
on Intracoastal with dock. Washer/dryer, dishwasher,
no smoking, pets on approval. All inclusive $2,300/
month. Dec.-April. 778-0349 or 794-5980.

ANNUAL RENTAL, 1BR/1 BA one block to beach and
bay. Just renovated. $650/month, $650/deposit. 203
Second St. N., #1 and #4. 813-258-2411.

ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/2BA directly on Gulf of Mexico.
Private beach. Water, sewage and garbage included.
$1,000/month, assurity security required. 792-2729.

HOLMES BEACH, new home. 2BR/2BA, furnished,
two-car garage. No smoking/pets. Seasonal, $2,700/
month. 2907 Gulf Drive. 778-7255

SEASONAL/ANNUAL Holmes Beach, 3BR/3BA
townhouse. Beautiful decor with pool, garage and all
amenities. Walk to beach and shops. 778-0167
www.annamariaislandtownhome.com.

ISLAND BUSINESS owner seeks annual rental. No
children, no pets. 778-2319.

ANNUAL RENTAL immaculate 2BR/1.5BA, elevated,
workshop, screened porch, unfurnished. $825/
month. Call Betsy Hills Real Estate, P.A., 778-2291.

SEASONAL RENTAL Holmes Beach 2BR/2BA, com-
pletely furnished canalfront with 34-foot dock, heated
pool and Jacuzzi. Gorgeous landscaping. All utilities
included plus pool and yard. $3,500/month. 778-3360.

AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY, December and April.
2BR/1BA, furnished near Gulf. All utilities, washer
and dryer included. 778-2891.

AVAILABLE NOW through approximately Jan. 3.
$1,050/month on Anna Maria. Nicely decorated up-
stairs 2BR, 1/2 block from gulf. Call 778-7933 or
mornings (616)754-6349.


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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.

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.

2BR/2BA ELEVATED HOME, Holmes Beach, new siding,
paint and carpet. Large screen room with hot tub. Large
sundeck above three-car garage. 300 ft. to beach. Much
more. $235,000. 778-3456 by appointment.

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.

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
roomy, A/C, backyard view of water, large family
room, turnkey, new roof. $47,000 call 798-9261.

PERICO BAY CLUB-Grand Caymen, 2BR/2BA, den,
one-car garage. $189,000. Call Marilyn Trevethan,
Island Real Estate 778-6066.

KEY ROYALE canal home. Spacious 3BR/2BA
home with solar-heated pool and a boat dock. Direct
access to Tampa Bay. $375,000. Call Dick Maher or
Dave Jones, A Paradise 778-4800.

WONDERFUL UPSCALE MANATEE RIVERSIDE
BRADENTON CONDO. Next to library. Steps to
marina, playhouse, museum, planetarium, fishing.
Near old Main St., good restaurant, maybe your work.
Great for in-laws. 1BR, very good closet, storage
space. 55 plus has it's privileges. Why rent? Invest
$77,700. Very low maintenance. Come see for your-
self. 748-5334, 9am-9pm.


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BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED ground-level
home at the end of a canal with boat dock
with water and electric. This unique design
has nine-foot beamed ceilings throughout,
an open split plan with 3BR/2BA. Bedroom
wings embrace an arbored courtyard.
$329,000. MLS#71222.


KEY ROYALE CANALFRONT 3BR/2BA
home with caged solar heated pool, updated
kitchen, large two-car garage with laundry area.
$449,000. MLS#71364


UPDATED DUPLEX this 3BR/1BA and
1BR/1BA duplex has been upgraded on both
sides with new kitchens, remodeled bathrooms
and new carpet and tile. Another bathroom could
be added to the 3BR/1BA unit for additional in-
come. Common laundry room and big yard make
this a oood investment. $219.000. MLS#70309


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 the 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. MLS#71068


STEPS FROM THE BEACH this 2BR/2BA
pristine beach cottage is so close to the Gulf you
can hear it! Recently updated and has terrazzo
floors throughout and ceramic tile in Florida room.
Minimal maintenance! $349,000. MLS#70401.
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SPACIOUS CANAL HOME with direct
access to bay and Gulf. 3BR/2.5BA. This
home offers large rooms, nice floor plan,
boat dock and patio. Easy care island living
at its best! $340,000. MLS#46352


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preference, limitation or discrimination based on
race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or
national origin, or intention to make any such pref-
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GULF BEACH PLACE Spacious 2BR/
2BA modern unit. Quiet residential set-
ting, 50 steps to beach. Great rental.
Dave Vande Vrede 778-4388.
$239,900. MLS#70567

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


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


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KEY ROYALE CANAL HOMUo->,a"
cious 3BR/2BA home with solar
heated pool and boat dock. Direct ac-
cess to Tampa Bay. $375,000. Call
Dick Maher or Dave Jones 778-4800.


THIS IS IT! One half acre of land in pres-
tigious Palma Sola Blvd. and a meticu-
lously maintained historic mansion with
5,000 sq. ft. of luxury living. This is a rare
opportunity to own a piece of history and
to live in one of the finest homes in the
area and only five minutes to the beach.
Shown by qualified appointment only.
$759,000. Call Dennis Rauschl 778-
4800/730-3619 eves. MLS#46386

GLEN LAKES
Upgraded kitchen, satellite dish,
new sod, sprinkler system. Enjoy
waterfront property. Large yard,
caged pool and dock. Immacu-
lately kept home. Move-in condi-
tion. Bob Wolter 778-4800 or 545-
7400. $184,900. MLS#70000


Island lot: Commercial or duplex zoning. Call Lynn Hostetler 720-5876. $149,900



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No. 1112


BAR ASSOCIATION
BY JOE DIPIETRO / EDITED BY WILL SHORT


ACROSS
1 Rigging attachment
5 Man on first?
9 Riffraff
13 Walk fancily
19 Folk forename
20 Sweats
22 So to so, say
23 Use a fisherman to
put the kibosh on?
26 Circle
27 Game point, in
tennis
28 Argus-eyed
29 Authenticated
"Death of a
Salesman"
manuscript?
35 You may be lost
without it
38 Center of a ball?
39 Focus of a July
2000 crash
investigation
40 Disparaging word
41 John Wooden
Center site
43 Taken
47 Game portion
50 corda (musical
direction)
51 Obi-Wan Kenobi
actor's thoughts
about Gregory
Hines?
56 Composer of La
Scala's premiere
opera
58 Where Peggy
Fleming won gold
V V f "


59 French Revolution
figure
61 Homemade pistol
62 Kind of story
63 Gymnast's pointed
part
64 Aries or Taurus
65 Choice marble
67 age (long time)
68 Headline about
Aniston and Pitt's
breakup?
72 Bahraini V.I.P.
75 Kind of story
76 Opera singer
Bostridge
77 Lago feeder
78 pro nobis
81 Certain freight train
83 Extract forcefully
85 Voluntarily,
perhaps
87 Oration station
89 Early spring sights?
91 Pastels and such
92 Hold back
94 Be in an altared
state?
95 Splashy 1963 film
title role, for short
96 Chinwags
98 Baseball card abbr.
100 New York
University's_
School of the Arts
104 Long period
105 Maple Leafs team
photo?
112 South American
capital
113 Immensely
114 Cavities
118 Warren Spahn?


123 Stilt's cousin
124 Score after a tie-
breaking safety
125 Bad thing to be
under
126 Choir section
127 Split personalities?
128 Shortchanges
129 Oats, possibly

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Abbr.
2 Arena (Kings'
home)
3 Token taker
4 Family figure
5 How long one
might stay
6 Prosper
7 Uris protagonist
8 AMEX, e.g.: Abbr.
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it
10 Ship assignment
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12 Ward workers, for
short
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14 Hun
15 Kay and Kenneth
16 South-of-the-
border sign-off
17 Old-time
welcome
18 Suffix with law
21 Pursue
24 It may be in the
palm of one's hand
25 Holiday hirees
30 "ER" actress
Christine
31 Union city?


44 Deprive of courage
45 Begin chastising
46 Lent part?
48 _-Boy recliner
49 Extinguish, as
some lights
52 What an
unappealing offer
might get
53 Deep black
54 They may fly in the
winter
55 Blessed bread
holder
57 Financial page
listings, briefly
60 Concern of some
smokers
64 Army attack
helicopter
66 Inferior
68 Dump, so to speak
69 It'll do for the
present
70 Peace Palace's
place, with "The"
71 "Later"
72 Runts
73 "Yay!"
74 Ted Williams
Tunnel locale
78 Embryo sac
encloser


79 People may lose
their seats in this
80 Lighting of a torch
82 Oxcart's track
84 "Gross!"
85 Beat
86 Epitome of
simplicity
88 "Jeepers Creepers"
lyricist


90 Anti-fur org. 108 When many office
93Manyanexec workers return to
93 Many an exec work
97 Plaster, in a way 109 Welfare grants
99 Stuck 110 Some candidates:
101 Can Abbr.
102 Fools 111 Poker ploy
103 Hippy movement? 115 Panhandler,
perhaps
106 Orangish yellow 116 Number one


107 Stews


starter?


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119 It may be added to
impress
120 Like a gas gauge
just before a
fill-up?
121 Filmdom's Ryan
122 Wrigley Field
feature


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It's the holiday time of year -
T time to take an extra moment to
give someone a smile or send a
greeting ... pause to give a quiet
hug or a word of praise.
S The holidays are special for
'H"- friends, family and Islanders.
, jIn our eighth annual Islander
Wish Book, we take a moment to
i, present stories and pictures about
organizations in our community that
deserve attention.
These community service organizations are
dedicated to providing assistance to families and
individuals, teaching and mentoring our children,
helping the elderly and less fortunate, making Anna
Maria Island a better place to live for everyone.


With The Islander Wish Book 2000, organizations
offer a special way for you to share the holiday
spirit. We've included a list of needs wishes -
from each one. Your donation, however small or
grand, will be deeply appreciated.
Please take a moment to select a gift from these
lists to add to your shopping list.
It's The Islander's way of saying thanks for the
support we've received for the past eight years and
a chance for all of us to give something back to our
community. A small contribution can make a big
difference.
We offer a special thanks to the sponsor advertis-
ers for making this project possible.
We hope you receive something from the Islander
Wish Book 2000 ... the joy of giving.
Happy holidays and best wishes for 2000!


The Wish Book 2000 is made possible due to the extra effort of Islander staff members
Diana Bogan, David Futch, Jim Hanson, Laurie Krosney, Ann McGrath, Paul Roat,
Rebecca Barnett, Shona Otto, Elaine Stroili, Carrie Price and the entire support staff.
Publisher Bonner Futch


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Anna Maria


Island


Community


Center
The Anna Maria Island Commnity Center's
roots run deep in philanthropy, educa-
tion, recreation, cultural enrichment and
service to our community. Established in 1950
by volunteer community leaders with great
wisdom and vision, the Center has offered
wholesome activities for youth for generations.
Last year, the Center provided 1.5 million-
plus hours of programs and services to more
than 1,250 children/youth and 2,350 adults/
seniors. This would not have been possible
without the support of the community.
Its mission is to provide youth with oppor-
tunities to discover their potential and special
talents in a safe, nurturing and learning envi-
ronment.
The Center helps families build on their
strengths and encourages seniors to stay active,
alert, healthy and involved in the community.
The Islander wish list for-the Anna Maria -
Island Community Center includes:
Donations to the Anna Maria Island
Community Center Endowment Trust by Dec.
31, 2000, which will be matched up to $25,000
by Holmes Beach residents Charles and JoAnn
Lester.
Art supplies, including crayons, paper and
other materials for art projects.
Books and educational computer pro-
grams that build math, reading and geography
skills.
A ballet bar.
Ten banquet tables.
Educational materials to be used by our
teachers and tutors working with children age 5-
10 and 11-15. These teaching videos and instruc-
tional manuals on behavioral management skills
will be added to the Center's resource library.
They need materials on peer pressure, money
management, the working world, families and
divorce, teenage stress, life goals, and more.
(Total series cost: $894.75.)
Matchbox cars and a roadway.
Legos.
Long jump ropes.
New Webster's dictionary.
Children's books with large print.
A color computer printer.
Computer software for students kinder-
garten through grade 12.
Reading workbooks for kindergarten
through third grade.
Tennis rackets for kids.
Digital camera.
Contact Pierrette Kelly, executive director, 778-
1908.


Fran Maxon Real Estate Inc.
SINCE 1970
-* SALES
RENTALS
PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
9701 Gulf Drive P.O. Box 717 Anna Maria FL 34216
941-778-2307 800-306-9666
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Anna Maria Elementary School:


Scholastic dreams come true


Everyone loves a parade!
... especially Anna Maria Elementary School students. The kindergarten was first in the lineup from Holmes
Beach City Hall to the school in this year's costume parade,followed by the Fall Festival. The event is spon-
sored by the school Parent-Teacher Organization to benefit school programs. Islander Photo: Bonner Futch


Jim Mixon Insurance, Inc.
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Holmes Beach 778-2253

Holiday Greetings with Every
S Good Wishfor the New Year.


Anna Maria Elementary School is the
educational home to 398 students in
kindergarten through fifth grade,
serving families from north Longboat Key to
Anna Maria City.
Adult involvement is a key element to the
school's success. At any given hour you will
find parents and volunteers from the commu-
nity on campus, involved in the learning pro-
cess.
Islanders who are unable to volunteer on
campus and want to let the children know they
care can do so by providing needed "extras" to
make something great even better.
The Islander wish list for Anna Maria El-
ementary School is:
4- or 6-inch clay pots.
Accelerated Reader books.
Age-appropriate dictionaries.
Anything with the M&M logo on it.
Art supplies, including markers, crayons,
watercolor paint sets, paint brushes, liquid
tempera paint, calligraphy pens.
Bean bag chairs.
Binder machine.
Book cart.
Boxes of large plastic bags/storage bags.
Ceramic floor tile for front office
Clear rulers marked in centimeters and
inches.
Colorful copier paper.
Contact paper.
Copier.
Craft supplies, including yar, squiggle
eyes, pipe cleaners, clothespins, variety of
paper, clean cardboard pizza circles, se-
quins.
"Dry erase" eraser.
Dual cassette/compact disc player.
Educational board games.
Electric pencil sharpeners.
Ellison dyes.
Encyclopedia set (less than 15 years old).


Etiquette book.
"Eyewitness" book series.
Fancy-cutting and adult scissors.
Four sets of small tools.
Half-round table.
Items needed in cafeteria include indus-
trial food processor, serving line, chafing
pans and a garbage disposal.
Kick balls.
Large plastic garbage cans with lids.
Large wallpaper book.
Lunch bags.
Microscopes.
Paper cutter.
Pencils and pens.
Picnic table and bench or patio table and
chairs.
Picnic table umbrellas.
Plain white paper plates, small and large.
Playdough.
Power saw.
Puzzles.
Rack for construction paper.
Shelves for cabinets.
Songs for children and easy listening
music on CDs or cassette tapes.
St. Augustine field trip money for stu-
dents in need.
Stickers.
Teacher's desk.
Third-grade chapter books/Newbery
Medal winners.
Three basketball backboards and rims.
Three-step ladder.
Umbrellas.
Video cassette recorder.
Videos: "Charlotte's Web," "Stuart Little,"
Magic School Bus series, Grammar Rock
series, National Geographic videos on
ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, and
educational topics or social skills.
Watering can.
Contact Anna Maria Elementary School at 708-
5525. (Note: the school's telephone prefix is not 778.)





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Hooray for Anna Maria's turtles!
This loggerhead turtle came ashore in daylight in Holmes Beach to lay its nest, causing quite a crowd to
congregate and celebrate when she finally made it back to the Gulf. Islander Photo: Bonner Futch

Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch


The Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch is a
nonprofit organization whose goal is to
protect and preserve the marine turtles
nesting on Anna Maria Island's beaches.
The group is in service the year around,
but is extremely active during the May-to-
October marine turtle nesting season. Then
volunteers walk the beaches in the very early
morning to locate turtle nests, keep a sharp
eye on them through the incubation period,
and are present during the hatching to assure
that the babies aren't lured from the beach to
stray into traffic or become endangered by
man-made obstacles on their way to the Gulf


of Mexico.
The Islander wish list for Turtle Watch:
Fax machines, even the old thermal-paper
models.
Digital camerass.
35-mm cameras, any type.
Flashlights.
Boxes of red plastic wrap to make flash-
lights turtle-friendly.
Yellow road-striping paint and brushes.
Blackout cloth to shade nests from artifi-
cial light.
Large white 5-gallon plastic pails.
Contact: Suzi Fox, 778-5638.


Tingley offers check-out to all


The Tingley Memorial Library in
Bradenton Beach, opened in 1994, is
privately funded and membership is
open to anyone.
The library has a strong following of patrons
from all three Island cities, Longboat Key and
the mainland who enjoy reading the library's
collection of fiction, including best sellers. The
number of Tingley cardholders continues to
grow, from 1,200 in 1996 to 2,600 today.
Tingley also offers three Macintosh comput-
ers for word processing and a growing collec-
tion of CD-ROM programs for adults and
children. Internet access is not available. The
library's equipment also includes an electric
typewriter, a television set and a VCR for
showing educational programs and for use in
the conference room.
The library offers free Xeriscape tours of its


native landscaping, sponsored by the Sarasota
Bay National Estuary Program. Homeowners
are shown environmentally friendly ways to
garden without water or harsh chemicals. The
tour is held at 10 a.m. the first Wednesday of
each month, October through March.
The Tingley Memorial Library's Islander
wish list is:
Monetary donations to allow for the
purchase of new books.
Donated subscriptions to popular maga-
zines such as Worth, PC, People, Biography,
Vanity Fair, Good Housekeeping and McCall's.
Household items to be sold at our annual
porch sale.
Recently released used books and audio
books in good condition.
Display shelving for front entrance.
Contact: Carol Sandidge, library clerk, 779-1208.


ManaSota-88: 30 years of eco-protection


ManaSota-88, an environmental
health organization, has spent
nearly 30 years fighting to protect
the environment. Its commitment to safe-
guard air, land and water quality is aggres-
sive and uncompromising. The organization
has successfully worked to reduce the
millions of pounds of pollutants emitted
into the air and water each year.


Volunteers are unpaid, and 100 percent of
operating revenues are contributions received
from private individuals. ManaSota-88's attor-
ney is the only person to receive compensation.
The Islander wish list of ManaSota-88 is:
A new computer.
A laser-jet printer for the newsletter.
Contact: President Glenn Compton, 941-966-
6256.


Anna Maria


Island


Privateers
The Anna Maria Island Privateers
was established as a nonprofit
organization in 1971 by a group of men
interested in supporting Island youth pro-
grams. Its goals are to promote activities for the
betterment of youth and to render altruistic
services to the community.
Funds raised through the Privateers' special
events and Thieves' Markets help support
youth programs at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, the Rubonia Youth Center,
the Privateers' scholarship program and vari-
ous other community needs.
The Islander wish list for the Anna Maria
Island Privateers is:
Donations for completion of new parade
float, which will debut on national television at
the Gasparilla Parade on Jan. 27, 2001.
Donations to purchase toys for 700 chil-
dren who will attend the annual Privateers
Holiday Parade and Santa Toy Giveaway at
Coquina Beach on Dec. 2.
Contact: President Mitch Stewart, 748-2143.



Friends of the


Island Branch

Library
friends of the Island Branch Library
is a volunteer organization that
lends additional support to the
branch by purchasing books and equip-
ment and sponsoring educational pro-
grams for children and adults. Member-
ship starts at $5.
The Friends of the Island Branch
Library sponsors an annual Program
Series on the second Tuesday of every
month at 3 p.m. in the Walker-Swift
Meeting Room. A schedule of dates and
programs is available at the library. The
group also holds an annual book sale.
This year Friends paid for new
landscaping in the parking lot and new
covers for seating at the library.
The Islander wish list of the Friends of
the Island Branch Library is:
A wheelchair to give library pa-
trons better access and more convenience
in using library services.
Donations of new or used books for
the fundraising sale on Feb. 10. Books
may be dropped off at the library after
Feb. 1.
Contact: President Denise Johnson, 779-
2229.


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Pelican Man is


friend to wildlife
Dale Shields, "Pelican Man," has devoted
himself to the rescue and rehabilitation
of pelicans and other wild birds. He is
the founder, president and chief volunteer of
the Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary in Sarasota.
Each year more than 5,000 birds and other
wildlife are rescued. More than 60 percent of
these are rehabilitated and returned to the
wild by the 300-plus dedicated Pelican Man
volunteers and 20 staff members.
The sanctuary is visited by more than
125,000 people each year, including thousands
of school children. The sanctuary's education
programs are presented to hundreds of school
and community groups each year.
Islanders who find an injured bird can call
388-4444 any day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or
drop off an injured animal at the sanctuary's
drop off box, located by the hospital entrance
next door to Mote Marine Lab at 1708 Ken
Thompson Parkway, Sarasota. (Cross the
south bridge from Longboat to Lido Key and
turn left at the base of the bridge.)
Anyone interested in helping can call Betty
Anthony, volunteer coordinator, at 388-4444..
Rescue training and volunteer orientation
classes are held each month on a Saturday at
10:30 a.m. at the sanctuary on City Island.
Call the sanctuary for dates. Volunteers are
always needed.
The Pelican Man's Islander wish list in-
cludes:
Syringes without needles.
A pickup truck (new or used).
Antibacterial hand soap, garbage bags,
sponges, and paper towels and tissues.
Dawn dishwashing detergent and new
or used towels.
Dry dog food Science Diet Canine
Maintenance (small bites).
Fishing poles and nets.
Indoor/outdoor carpeting, heavy-duty
garden hoses, rakes, shovels, clippers.
Jon boats.
Kaytee Eact-hand feeding formula.
Kitten milk replacer and Esbilac puppy
milk powder form.
Mixed wild bird seed.
Pet dishes.
Plastic terrariums, pet carriers, plastic
cat litter trays, heating pads, pet dishes, metal
or plastic teaspoons, aprons, crockery water
dishes and spatulas.
Rakes, shovels, clippers and power
tools.
Raw peanuts.
Scissors.
Stainless steel cabinets and tables.
Storage sheds.
Video player and camera.
Wheelbarrows.
Contact: The Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary,
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Wildlife education is an important function of the Wildlife Education & Rehabilitation Center of Bradenton
Beach. They frequent art shows and other public events with birds and animals that are not suited for return to
the wild to fulfill their purpose and raise funds to care for other critters.


Wildlife Education &


Rehabilitation Center


The Wildlife Education & Rehabilitation
Center Inc. started in 1984 just to help one
injured duck. Today the Bradenton
Beach-based organization spends $15,000 or
more a year to feed, house and provide medical
care for injured animals. It also provides educa-
tion presentations for schools and other groups.
Rescue and rehab over the years has aided
white-tail deer, otters, wood storks, sandhill
cranes, Everglades kite and bobcat. Less exotic
creatures such as owls, hawks, kestrels, squirrels,
raccoons, ducks, pelicans, gulls, loons and cormo-


rants also have received help.
The Islander wish list for the center:
Property to accommodate animal treat-
ment.
Formulas for animals.
Dry dog and cat food.
Fruit.
Towels.
Digital camera.
Volunteers.
Contact: Michael Conley or Gail Straight, 778-
6324.


Save the Manatee Club offers


adoption program
ave the Manatee Club Inc. is a nonprofit
organization founded in 1981. Its Adopt-
A-Manatee program raises funds for
manatee awareness projects, education pro-
grams, research and rehabilitation efforts, as
well as lobbying for the protection of the mana-
tee and its habitat.
To help the Save the Manatee Club continue
its work to protect the manatee and their habi-
tat, the club's Islander wish list includes:
17-inch computer monitor .
Hanging file folders
Bookshelves.
Brochure holder.
Laser printer
Mouse pads
Copy machine.
Cork boards.
Credit card authorization equipment.
Desk top copier.
Gift certificate for Office Depot, or
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small and large paper clips, tape, Post-Its,
stamp pads, staples, white-out correction
fluid, adding machine tape, white and colored
copy paper, rubber bands, red and black
markers, manila envelopes, business enve-
lopes, padded mailing envelopes, binder
clips, hanging letter-size folders, chair pads,
rulers, Hewlett-Packard ink cartridges,
Rolodex, letter openers, three-inch, three-ring
binders and garbage cans.
Desks.
Ergonomic mouse and wrist pads.
Ergonomic office chairs.
File cabinets all sizes.
Lightweight folding table.
Microsoft Office 2000 upgrade.
Computer keyboards
Postage stamps.
Scanner PC compatible.
Work table.
Contact: Save the Manatee Club, Inc., 500 N.
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West Manatee Fire & Rescue District volunteers


In May 2000, the Florida Legislature ap-
proved the merger of the Anna Maria and
West Side Fire Districts. The new agency is
the West Manatee Fire & Rescue District. Both
departments have been operating under an
interlocal agreement for three years.
The Island communities and northwestern
Manatee County are well served by this consoli-
dation.
The district now has three stations
manned 24 hours a day with nine career
firefighters/emergency medical technicians
on each shift. Volunteers operate and main-
tain a fourth fire station in Bradenton Beach.
The Anna Maria Fire & Rescue Volunteers


and the West Side Fire & Rescue Volunteers
are in the process of combining the two orga-
nizations. The Anna Maria Fire & Rescue
Volunteers own the fire station in Bradenton
Beach and the finalization of consolidation
should be completed by the first of January.
Both volunteer associations raise money
through annual fund drives, pancake break-
fasts, donations and a Halloween Haunted
House.
The Islander wish list for the West Manatee
Fire & Rescue District is:
Thermal imaging camera to be used by
firefighters to locate victims in smoke-filled
buildings. This infrared technology gives


The good old days
This dive platform was in the Gulf in front of the Sandbar "bathhouse," now the Sandbar Restaurant in Anna
Maria. The Cortez and Anna Maria Island historical societies are always looking for donations of photos and
other memorabilia from the past. Islander Photo: Courtesy the Sandbar.



Cortez Village

Historical Longboat Key
HistoricHistorical

Society
T he Cortez Village Historical Society was Society
organized specifically to preserve the funded in 1980, the society has been so
historic fishing village as it has been for succesul a collecting and preserving
successful at collecting and preserving
100 years and more. It is most proud of its i s f t k h t i
items from the key's history that it has
success in getting Cortez designated as a histori- eted a robm whre can it kp a
,. 1 ,created a problem where can it keep all
cal district, which hopefully will keep condo- those valuable records, documents, clip-
miniums and other undesirable development pis, phoos ad so o
out. pings, photos and so on?
out -Ralph Hunter, who helped found the
President is Ralph Fulford, a descendant of Ralph Hunter, who helped found the
organization and has been its president for
Capt. Billy Fulford, one of the founders of the oga a
co y.years, keeps them in his home and in com-
Thcandr wh lt fr te mercial storage off the island. But that's
The Islander wish list for the society:
Use of the old schl bildin, bo t y wearing thin, he said, and they need a home.
Use of the old school building, bought by The Islander wishes include:
Manatee County for public use. n w icue
Manatee County for public use. That's it, just a home for the society
Old photos, documents and other historic and its collection.
items.for a permanent collection. ct, 3i
Contact: Ralph Fulford, 794-1Contact: Ralph Hunter, 383-4006.
Contact: Ralph Fulford, 794-1844.


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firefighters another set of eyes on a fire scene.
Additional wild land firefighting gear to
be used locally and for out-of-county deploy-
ment.
Funds and materials to renovate the
historic Volunteer Fire Station in Bradenton
Beach.
The department always needs conscien-
tious and physically fit volunteer applicants.
There is always a need for more volunteer
support personnel.
Contact: John K. Ingold, president, West Side
Fire Department Inc., or Mark J. Paloski, presi-
dent, Anna Maria Fire & Rescue Volunteers Inc.,.
741-3900.


Anna Maria Island

Historical Society
The Anna Maria Island Historical
Society is a nonprofit, educational
organization dedicated to the study and
preservation of all materials relating to the early
history of Anna Maria Island.
Volunteers staff the Island Museum at 402
Pine Ave. in Anna Maria City. The building,
constructed in the 1920s as an ice house, now has
displays of old photos, maps, newspaper clip-
pings, records, books and videotapes of interviews
with early residents. Admission to the museum is
free, and adult membership is $10 per year.
The society raises money through sales of T-
shirts, books, Christmas cards, art work, photo-
graphs, an annual calendar and other museum-
related items. Members man booths at local art
fairs. The organization also sponsors an old-
timer's gathering.
The Islander wish list of the Anna Maria
Island Historical Society is:
A gift certificate from a framing shop.
Stepping stones for the museum garden.
New watering hose.
An "Open" flag.
Hanging plants for the front porch.
Plants for the garden.
Donations to purchase gift shop items.
Funding to purchase an Anna Maria Island
Historical Society "pin."
Folding chairs.
Contact: President George Norwood, 778-1514.

Cortez Waterfronts

Florida
ormed under the Waterfronts Florida state
program, this energetic outfit is dedicated
to "creating a community vision to pre-
serve the best elements of Cortez and respond
to the needs of the community," said its man-
ager, Janet Hoffman.
The task is to help the historic fishing village
realize its goals.
The Waterfronts' Islander wish list includes:
Folding tables and chairs.
An artist to design an appropriate memo-.,
rial to lost commercial fishermen, and sponsors
to pay the artist to create the memorial.
Window blinds for the office.
Carpeting.
Someone with know-how to spray the
popcorn ceiling.
Contact: Janet Hoffman, 708-5949.


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Off Stage Ladies keep

lights bright at Players
T he Off Stage Ladies is a support group for
Island Players in Anna Maria City.
LThe ladies are a talented and gregarious
group who help paint sets and act as costumers,
make-up artists, ushers, lighting assistants and
stage managers and perform any other task
to help a director produce a good play.
Improvement of the theater is a goal of the
Off Stage Ladies, who raise money by sponsor-
ing various fundraising events, including the
sale of holiday-packaged pecans available for
$6.95 at The Islander newspaper office and from
Helen White at SunCoast Real Estate.
A very important endeavor of Off Stage
Ladies is to prepare and serve dinner for the
cast of a show during "Long Sunday." The
Sunday before a show opens becomes a pro-
longed rehearsal for the actors and technical
crew while getting the show perfected.
The Islander wish list for the Off Stage
Ladies is:
Flashlights for ushering and for backstage
work.
Heavy-duty paper plates and plastic cups
for "Long Sunday" dinners.
Contact: Peggy Cole 795-8753.

Longboat Key Center

for the Arts
F wounded in 1952 as a nonprofit educational
organization, the center has expanded its
commitment to Longboat Key to include
visual arts as well as fine arts.
It has 1,000 members, a faculty of 30, and 80
to 100 volunteer instructors.
The center is deep into construction of new
facilities and renovation of the old at its North
Longboat campus.
The center's Islander wish list:
Baby grand piano.
Small refrigerator.
Coffee pot.
Small couch.
Patio umbrellas.
Woodworking power tools.
Brushes, canvases, stretchers, oil, water-
color and acrylic paints.
SContact: Michael Riter, 383-2345.

Longboat Recreation Center
The center was formed to provide afford
able education to the entire Longboat Key
community, children, adults and seniors.
About 1,000 persons participate in organized
activities ranging from table tennis and bridge
games to baseball.
The Islander wish list for the Rec Center:
Adult softball equipment.
Adult volunteers for instructors and
participants.
Games of all kinds for youngsters.
Big screen television.
Contact: Mark Litwhiler, director, 316-1980.


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he Island Players Theater at the corner of
Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue in Anna
Maria is now in its 52nd season. This
charming playhouse seats 137 theatergoers at
five shows and more than 100 performances
each year.
The building has been remodeled several
times since the original small house was
barged from the mainland many years ago to
serve as an office for the developers of Anna
Maria. During the ensuing years it has been a
city hall, community center, women's club,
church and garden club before it became a
community theater, with the first production
in 1948.
The Players are governed by a participating
board of directors. Members include actors,
directors, set designers, production workers and
costume designers. Shows are directed by a
rotating group of guest directors. The theater is
supported by local subscribers, supporters such
as the Off Stage Ladies, ticket sales and grants.
The Islander wish list of the Island Players is:
Two flashlights.
A welcome mat for the front door of the
playhouse.
A coffee pot.
An inkjet printer.
Contact: President Marilyn Moroni, 778-0030.


Anna Maria

Art League
The Anna Maria Art League is dedi-
cated to making art an active part of
the Island community. The league is
an education and networking resource for
artists of all ages and levels of ability. It
allows them to meet fellow artists, utilize
classrooms and take advantage of gallery
exposure to reach a wider audience -
whether to teach or take classes.
The Islander wish list of the Anna
Maria Art League is:
Cans of red or orange upside-down
spray paint to mark booth spaces at shows
Any kind of paper especially large
sized paper for children's classes
Contact: Ginger White, director, 778-2099.



Longboat Key

Garden Club
he Longboat Key Garden Club is a 180-
member organization dedicated to
"stimulating knowledge of gardening,
teaching people how to garden in the sandy soil
of Longboat Key and encouraging the preserva-
tion of the key's wildlife, birds and the purity of
the water."
A major club program is the annual Home
and Garden Tour, in which visitors are admit-
ted to six outstanding homes on the key.
The club's Islander wish list:
Rain.
More natural plantings in yards and
gardens.
More involvement and participation.
Contact: Jeremy Whatmough, president, 383-
2416.


Island Players' historic theater in Anna Maria.


Anna Maria

Island Rotary
Rotary is an opportunity to build lifelong
friendships and experience the personal
fulfillment of providing volunteer ser-
vice to others.
An organization of business and professional
leaders, Rotary provides humanitarian service,
encourages high ethical standards in all vocations,
and builds goodwill and peace in the world.
Rotary began in Chicago, Ill., on Feb. 23,
1905, and flourishes today with some 27,000
clubs and 1.2 million men and women as club
members, providing community service in
virtually every nation in the world.
Anna Maria Island Rotary meets every
Thursday morning at Ches's restaurant in
Holmes.Beach.
The club has formed its own nonprofit
corporation, Anna Maria Foundation, to serve
as its fundraising arm. Its main project will be
the Tree of Life, a holiday tree that will be lit on
Dec. 1 in front of Holmes Beach City Hall.
It is not a Christmas tree or Hanukkah bush,
but rather a tree to light the way to the joys of the
season. Lights will be sold at $20 each. Proceeds
will go in part to select Island nonprofit organiza-
tions participating in the sale of lights.
The Islander wish list for the Rotary Club of
Anna Maria Island is:
Lots of buyers for the individual, named
lights on the club's Tree of Light.
Contact Jim Dunne at 778-4060.

Chamber of Commerce
his Island-wide organization of, by and
for businesses anywhere on Anna Maria
now has 315 members. Among its ser-
vices is a visitor center where tourists and other
newcomers may obtain information about the
Island and what it has to offer. It is at 5337 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach.
The chamber's mission is to "serve the
membership and the community through pro-
active leadership by building a positive busi-
ness climate while enhancing and perfecting the
quality of life for all."
The chamber's Islander wish list:
Small radio for the office.
Stereo sound system.
Decorative water fountain.
Fish tank.
Contact: Mary Ann Brockman, 778-1541.


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All Island

Denominations
Formed by and for all seven churches on
Anna Maria Island, All Island Denomina-
tions acts as a clearinghouse to help needy
Islanders with rent, food, fuel, utilities and the
like; distributes food packages at Thanksgiving,
Christmas and Easter; and provides scholarship
help for worthy students.
Acting through pastors or directly with
individuals and families, AID is "the first resort
for help" until other agencies take over, said
President Bob Meylan.
The Islander wish list for AID:
A storefront or other location to gather
gifts and food for All Island Christmas assem-
bly and distribution.
To make all of its commitments happen,
donations to AID, P.O. Box 305, Anna Maria FL
34216.
Contact: Bob Meylan, 778-6445.


All Island Youth
Since its inception in early 1994, the All
Island Youth Ministry has involved teens
from all three Island communities, as well
as Longboat Key and the mainland. The focus of
the group is to provide teens from grades seven
through 12 with safe activities.
All youths are welcome, and the group has
about 15 regular members. Sponsors include
Vanessa Bohley, Carol Clements, Jeanette
Rothberg, Tim Horton, Jerry Perry and the Rev.
Dan Kilts.
The group meets every Wednesday from 6
to 8 p.m. at either Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
or Roser Memorial Community Church. The
programs provide dinner, Bible study, discus-
sion of practical topics, activities and worship.
The group participates in various
fundraising activities, service projects, special
trips and events. One current service project is
the cookie ministry, in which the youth bake
cookies and deliver them to shut-ins.
The Islander wish list for All Island Youth is:
Video camera.
Volleyball stands.
Meals prepared and served at weekly
events.
World Peace.
Contact: The Rev. Dan Kilts, 778-1813.


AIDS Council
The AIDS Council of Manatee Inc., a
division of Manatee County Rural Health
Services Inc., serves people with HIV
disease and AIDS who reside in the Manatee
County area or surrounding locales.
The council's mission is act as a community
consortium to assist in the development of a
continuum of health care for AIDS patients that
is easily accessible, cost effective and promotes
a quality lifestyle.
The Islander wish list of the AIDS Council of
Manatee is:
Donations of specific nonperishable foods
and hygiene products.
Christmas gifts for adults and children.
Volunteers to assist with the food pantry
and mailings, and a Bingo paymaster.
Contact: Executive Director Richard Trifari,
744-9204.


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Rotary
Fundraiser
The Anna Maria
Rotary Club
formed the Anna
Maria Foundation
raise funds from a
Tree of Life. The
holiday tree that
will be lit on Dec. 1
in front of Holmes
Beach City Hall.
Lights will be sold
at $20 each with
S proceeds to other
Island nonprofit
organizations
participating in
the sale.


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variety of activities ai
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Guild is a Catholic women's organization and community orga
that adheres to Catholic principles. The Pelican Man's Bird S5
group meets the second Thursday of the month Guide Dogs, Sheriff's
in Welsmiller Hall at 12:30 p.m. for a light lunch Army, Loving Hands
followed by a business meeting and program. Prison Ministries and
New members are welcome. Roser Men's Clu
The Guild raises funds with its annual third Tuesday of the
Poinsettia Bazaar and dinners. Funds are do- to April. Luncheon i
nated to the Anna Maria Island Community speakers talk on a va
Center, Hospice of Southwest Florida, Habitat men of the church, t
for Humanity, SOLVE, Mother Theresa and guests are invited.
former pastor Father Welsmiller's orphanage in The Islander wish
Colima, Mexico. Club is:
The Islander wish list of the St. Bernard Donations of fi
Women's Guild is: Donations for ]
Membership pins for Guild members, the chapel.
A new Guild banner for event announce- Contact: President
ments. 1866.
Contact: President Sarah Maloney, 778-4865.


Lonobeach Villae Association


illagers at the north end of Longboat
SKey have developed this community
service organization over the years, to
the point that it is now a dynamic component
of village life.
It has done significant outreach among
villagers and now plans to extend that hand
to the rest of the key. "We are neighborly to
all the key, and want to do more," said Presi-
dent Michael Drake.
Association volunteers beautify the vil-
lage, trim shrubbery and trees, maintain yards
of property owners who can't do so, transport


people to medical appointments, help clean
up after flooding "just enhance and protect
what we have on the island."
The Islander wish list for the village:
o A bullhorn.
Hydraulic lift to raise tree trimmers to
their labors.
o Gas lamps along Broadway.
o Means and place to move lovely associa-
tion-planted coconut palms that have grown
so spectacularly that they threaten utility
lines.
Contact: Michael Drake, 383-9346.






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Holmes Beach 778-7898


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Anna Maria Island Community Center Endowment Trust Fund will be matched
by Holmes Beach residents Charles and JoAnn Lester.


Mail your tax deductible gift to AMICC Endowment Trust TODAY.

Anna Maria Island Community Center, P.O. Box 253, Anna Maria FL 34216.

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