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Skimming the news ... Basketball season starts on the Island. See page 24.


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Santa's coming Saturday.


"The Best News on Anna Maria Island"


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Volume 9, no. 3, Nov. 29, 2000 FREE


Island mayors dismayed by Anna Maria brouhaha


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
Bradenton Beach Mayor Gail Cole
and Holmes Beach Mayor Carol
Whitmore both expressed dismay over
recent charges that Anna Maria Mayor
Gary Deffenbaugh and Commissioner
Bob Barlow had violated the Sunshine
Law.
Anna Maria Commissioner Jay Hill
and resident Edward Rost of Pine Av-
enue swore out a complaint against
Barlow and Deffenbaugh charging they


Planning, decorating,
plugging in, lighting up for
Saturday's boat parade
Jeff Turner, Du Wayne Dzibinski and
Bill Downes, all of Holmes Beach,
spruce up the vessel "A Fine Day" in
preparation for Saturday's lighted
boat parade. Twenty boats have
signed up for the parade that will
meander through Bimini Bay out into
Tampa Bay. There will be a fireworks
display by Jim Taylor of Taylormade
Pyrotechnics immediately following at
the Anna Maria City Pier. There's still
room for boats in the parade. Call
Chuck Stealey at 778-3907 or Chuck
Merritt at 779-2777for information.
Islander Photo: David Futch


had a private discussion about a matter
scheduled to come up for a vote.
Florida's Sunshine Law states that
elected officials can't privately discuss
between themselves anything that may
later require a vote.
In the complaint Hill and Rost
charge that Barlow and Deffenbaugh
conversed about the remodeling of city
hall in violation of the law.
Deffenbaugh and Barlow maintain
that there was no conversation about the
remodeling. Both claim the only contact


was when Deffenbaugh asked Barlow to
look into what would be involved in a
remodeling.
Deffenbaugh said he made his re-
quest in a public area of the clerk's of-
fice with employees present and with
the public and other commissioners free
to come and go.
Barlow said he is just sick about the
charge. "I would never knowingly vio-
late any law," he said.
"I ran for the commission so I could
serve my city. I am the mayor's liaison


for public facilities, and he asked me to
check into what it would take to remodel
city hall and make it compliant with
regulations of OSHA (the Occupational
and Safety Act) and ADA (Americans
with Disabilities Act)."
Deffenbaugh said he also is sick-
ened by the charges. Similarly, he said
he only wanted to serve his city, and he
certainly did not feel that asking a com-
missioner to check into something was
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Marina Bay slated to become resort


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Nick Easterling wants to turn Marina Bay Restau-
rant into a full-service, waterfront resort and plans to
spend $14 million doing it.
The 625-seat restaurant an Island landmark built
four decades ago as Pete Reynard's will be torn
down and 40 motel units and a 120-seat restaurant will
go up in its place, Easterling said.
Resort rooms would be unlike typical motel/hotel
rooms. Instead they would be one-, two- and three-bed-
room condominium-style units complete with amenities
including full kitchen and a clothes washer and dryer.
But the big draw is access to fishing and sailing on
waters surrounding the Island.
"A boater can pull up, use the pool, get something to
eat and rent a room," Easterling said. "Almost every rental
agent in town said they were interested because there's a
market for a full-service resort where you can get room
service when you wake up, then step on your boat and go
fishing. We have about 60 slips we can work with."
Easterling has lived on Anna Maria Island for 22
years and is raising his family here. He and wife
Michele have five children, ages 1 1/2 to 9. Roots on
the Island, he said, give him an upper hand in how to
best develop the property and how to make it succeed
- where others have failed.


He said he saw Crabby Bill's come in, and he
could see it wouldn't work. Then he saw Bill Zalla
make a try with Marina Bay, and he said to his wife,
"If this guy doesn't make a go of it, I'm gonna do it."
There was an attempt to bring in a "cruise boat to
nowhere" to Marina Bay that would ferry gamblers
offshore for an evening at gaming machines. The idea
fizzled when Zalla gave up on the idea.
Easterling then knew it was time to go ahead with
his idea for the property.
He said his Carlingford Development Co. has the
property under contract. In order to pay for the project,
Easterling said he will sell units to investors, then rent
rooms much as any hotel operation rents rooms.
"It will look like, smell like and function as a full-
service resort," Easterling said. "The owner gets to use
his room and at the same time recoup his investment
by renting it. It's a widely used way of paying for this
kind of project."
Easterling said he will also buy the two duplexes at
the east end of the property, which are owned by Eleanor
Tatakis, formerly Eleanor Reynard, and the original
owner of Pete Reynard's Yacht Club Restaurant.
Combining the restaurant with Tatakis' property
would make the parcel 4.15 acres and bring the project
into compliance with zoning laws. The land is presently
PLEASE SEE RESORT, PAGE 4


Happenings

Herald the holiday season
at these Island events
Friday Dec. 1
Open house with entertainment and re-
freshments at the Island Shopping Center and
surrounding businesses from 5 to 8 p.m. Cham-
ber orchestra performance at 6 p.m. at The Is-
lander storefront.

Saturday Dec. 2
Privateers Island-long parade and Santa
visit, from Anna Maria Bayfront Park to Coquina
Beach, starting at 10 a.m. Santa presides at the
beach from 11:30 a.m. until all the kids have a visit
and a present from the jolly old man.
Lighted Boat Parade begins at 6 p.m. in
Bimini Bay, loops through the grand canal past
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, past the Key
Royale Bridge and out the pass to travel up the
bayfront to the Rod & Reel Pier. Last stop, the
Anna Maria City Pier.
Anna Maria City Pier Fireworks following
the boat parade at approximately 8 p.m. The
pyrotechnical display will take place from the T-
end of the pier with viewing along the bayfront
and from the water. (Pier closed.)


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a violation of the Sunshine Law.
"We didn't discuss anything. We didn't go into
details. We talked about nothing specific we would be
voting on. How is that a violation?"
Barlow and Deffenbaugh will have to hire and pay
for their own attorneys if the case goes before a judge.
Anna Maria City Attorney Jim Dye said he represents
the City of Anna Maria and therefore it would be a
conflict of interest for him to provide personal repre-
sentation to the mayor or a commissioner.
Bradenton Beach's Cole agreed with Deffenbaugh
that there had been no violation, and said the charges
against Deffenbaugh and Barlow are of grave concern
to him.
"I am concerned for my family and I am concerned
for myself," he said.
"We live in a beautiful little community here. I
chose to serve because I thought I could be of service
because of my business and other community experi-
ence.
"This whole situation is depressing. It bothers me
a lot. How do I know I haven't violated the law?
"If I casually turn around and ask a Bradenton
Beach commissioner to check into the cost and longev-
ity of wood planks versus plastic for the city pier, is that
a violation of the Sunshine Law?


"I don't know, but if it is then the law is just crazy,"
Cole said.
Cole said he worries that if he were charged, he
would have to hire an attorney at his own expense and
could face a $500 fine and up to six months in prison.
"I am all for the Sunshine Law and the public
records law, but the thing in Anna Maria is just split-
ting hairs," Cole said.
"I just question how a mayor who is supposed to
administer and oversee things can get anything done if
he can't ask a commissioner to look into the difference
between plastic and wood for the pier and then report
to the commission."
Cole said he thought the charges against Barlow
and Deffenbaugh were an abuse of the law.
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore said she
personally didn't feel Deffenbaugh and Barlow broke
any laws.
"From everything I've heard and learned about
Sunshine Laws, you can talk to or direct another com-
missioner to tell him what you want him to find out,"
she said.
Whitmore said she had talked to former Holmes
Beach City Attorney Patricia Petruff and to Manatee
County Commissioner Pat Glass, and both of them said
as long as you don't give your opinion, you are all right
with the law.
"Jay Hill is out to do anything he can to discredit
Mayor Deffenbaugh," Whitmore asserted.


"I've been at meetings with him, and he is very
confrontational. He is not a working commissioner."
"Hill doesn't try to work for the city. He has noth-
ing positive to contribute. All he does is put up road-
blocks."
"Based on what I read in the papers, I can say if I
had been chairing the last meeting when [Hill] was so
rude, I would have stopped the meeting then and there,"
she said.
Whitmore said what is happening in Anna Maria
is bad for the city.
She said when Holmes Beach commissioners have
a problem or a disagreement, they openly and politely
discuss their differences in the meetings and then move
on to the next item.
Both Whitmore and Cole reiterated that they do not
feel a violation of the Sunshine Law has occurred.
"As long as you don't give an opinion, you're
OK," said Whitmore.
At this point, the complaint is under investigation
with the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
Sheriff's spokesman Dave Bristow said that what
with plane crashes and other bigger problems lately,
not much has been done with the investigation into
Hill's and Rost's complaints.
Bristow said the case is in the hands of MCSO
Detective W.J. Rozamus.
Bristow said that to his knowledge no further com-
plaints have been filed.


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Walking away
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Gene Tharpe, 61, of Bradenton checks the
damage to his ultralight aircraft after he
landed on the beach at Bean Point in Anna
Maria. Tharpe said he landed the plane on
purpose to drop off passenger Bill Mielke of
Wasilla, Alaska, in front of the North Shore
Drive home where Mielke was staying.
Tharpe, who's been flying his Air Creation
ultralight for two years, suffered a cut lip,
while Mielke was uninjured. "As soon I
applied the brake we hit some soft sand and it
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some damage, but nothing money can'tfix. "
One of the three propeller blades was
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THE ISLANDER 0 NOV. 29, 2000 0 PAGE 3

Meetings

Anna Maria City
Nov. 29, 7 p.m., special city commission meeting.
Agenda: closing out the Community Development
Block Grant, newsletter discussion and authorization
for Manatee County Supervisor of Elections to conduct
the qualifying and election of commissioners.
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.
Dec. 1, 8:30 a.m., city commission and department
head work session.
Dec. 7, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
Nov. 30, 2 p.m., code enforcement meeting.
Dec. 5, 7 p.m., city commission meeting followed by
work session.
Dec. 7, 7 p.m., parks and beautification committee
meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Of Interest
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.
Nov. 30, 10 a.m., Citizen Advisory Committee to the
Island Transportation Planning Organization meeting,
Holmes Beach City Hall.
Dec. 4, 3 p.m., Island Transportation Planning Organi-
zation meeting, Holmes Beach City Hall.


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Bigger homes may be possible soon in Bradenton Beach


Home remodelers may be getting a little relief in
Bradenton Beach.
Members of the city's planning and zoning board
are recommending the city commission make changes
to the city's comprehensive plan. The state-mandated


comprehensive plan is the master guideline for growth
in cities and counties throughout Florida.
For Bradenton Beach, probably the biggest amend-
ment eases the amount of impervious surface on lots.
Currently, the city mandates residential or business


Anna Maria City Pier nears completion


The new and improved Anna Maria City Pier
is almost ready to open.
Contractor Jeff Murray said the pilings are
done. The painting, roofing, floor and walls are all
completed,
"I'd say it's about 90 percent complete,"
Murray said.
"Really, all that still needs to be done is getting
the equipment and installing it," Murray added.
"I think it should be ready to open in a couple
of weeks," he said.


Resort proposed
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
zoned 10 units per acre.
Easterling met with Holmes Beach
building officials Nov. 22, pitched his
idea and said they were receptive.
"This is where we're headed, at
least on a preliminary basis," he said.
"It's all contingent on getting approval
from the city."
Easterling said he hopes to close on
the Marina Bay property in the next six
months, adding that it would take an-
other 10 or 11 months to build the resort.
"There's going to be a large pool
with a deck and it will be landscaped to
look tropical with a lot of green space,"
he said. "We also have plans for land-
scaping along Marina Drive."


The City of Anna Maria, which owns the pier,
has contracted with Mario Schoenfelder to operate
the restaurant and bait shop.
Schoenfelder owns the Rod & Reel Restaurant
and Pier.
The manager there, Dave Sork, will also man-
age the city pier operation.
He said the menu will be similar to the one
used by the previous tenant, the Anna Maria
Oyster Bar, only it will be a "little upscale from
that."


Easterling, who was at one time a
restaurant partner with Ed Chiles at the
Mar Vista on Longboat Key, said he is
bringing two other longtime partners to
the Marina Bay deal to ensure the resort
is operated on a first-class basis.
Benjamin Swirsky, a Toronto busi-
nessman, will be a partner in the resort
and will be called on to consult on how
to run the operation. Swirsky is on the
board of directors of the Four Seasons
hotel group and has worked for Four
Seasons for 30 years.
Another investor, Christopher
Horsley of southern England, has been
a partner/investor of Easterling's on
other projects.
"We've not gone so far as to set
room rates yet," he said. "But you're
going to get a bang for your buck."


property have no more than 40 percent of the land cov-
ered by buildings, concrete patios and driveways; the
change would increase that to 45 percent.
Building Official Roger TituS said the city's aver-
age 75- by 100-foot lots, with current setbacks and the
impervious lot coverage requirements, allow a 1,750-
square-foot home. That's not all that big, he said, so
people are having to resort to going up to another level
- and they still can't have a solid patio or driveway.
"We've had so many complaints from
homeowners, architects and builders, we chose to in-
crease the impervious lot coverage by 5 percent," Titus
said. "The fact is most houses here can't add a side-
walk, patio anything."
Most of the other proposed changes to the compre-
hensive plan incorporate language already approved by
the city in other documents, specifically, the Islandwide
Post-Disaster Redevelopment Plan.
The planning board recommendations will be ad-
dressed by the city commission, probably in December,
then forwarded to the Florida Department of Commu-
nity Affairs for final ratification.


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THE ISLANDER NOV. 29, 2000 1 PAGE 5

Qualifying begins Dec. 12 for Anna Maria commission


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
Candidates running for the Anna Maria City Com-
mission will have to turn in qualifying papers between
noon Dec. 12 and noon Dec. 26.
City Clerk Alice Baird said there are two ways a
candidate may qualify to run for election.
Candidates may pay an election assessment fee
equal to one percent of the annual salary for commis-
sioners, which amounts to $48, or they may collect the
signatures of 10 registered voters who live in the city
to waive the fee after filing an "undue burden oath."


Baird said all candidates must hand in a form with
information about their campaign account and treasurer
before accepting or spending any funds or collecting
any signatures.
A candidate must be a registered voter, a U.S. citi-
zen and must have lived in the City of Anna Maria for
at least six months.
The salary for Anna Maria commissioners is
$4,800 annually.
Two seats will be up for grabs at the Feb. 13, 2001
election. They are for two-year terms.
Doug Wolfe and Bob Barlow's terms expire in


Boat parade, fireworks Saturday


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Islanders will see better decorated boats and more
of them, likely none of them aground, in the 13th an-
nual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade Saturday, Dec. 2.
The boats will set sail off Key Royale at 6 p.m.,
cruise the Anna Maria Island bayside coastline, and end
up under a canopy of fireworks off the Anna Maria City
Pier about 8 p.m.
The total entries were "well over 20" at the first
of this week, said parade co-organizer Don
Schroder, and there are always last-minute paraders
that show up.
The weather looks favorable from this distance, he
said, so he expects more participants than at any time
in the past. They will be more elaborately decorated, he
is sure, because many skippers are including animated
displays in their decoration plans this year.
Past parades have suffered impromptu delays when
an entrant or two ran aground and held up the others,
a spectacle more entertaining to viewers than to boat
operators. Now the channel they use has been cleared
by dredging and there should be no groundings,
Schroder hopes.
That channel is the "Galati Channel" or the "Anna
Maria Channel," as boaters know it.


The parading boats are to rendezvous at 5:30 Sat-
urday evening in Bimini Bay off Key Royale. At 6 p.m.
they will head down the Grand Canal between 67th and
68th streets to arrive about 6:15 in the turning basin at
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.
The parade will reverse itself there and cruise past
the judging area near the Key Royale Bridge about
6:30. From there the route will be through Bimini Bay
and out the Anna Maria Channel into Tampa Bay, pass-
ing the Anna Maria City Piei about 7 and then to a 7:15
arrival at the Rod & Reel Pier at the north end of the
Island.
There it will bend back on itself and head down to
the City Pier where for the second year a fireworks
extravaganza will give the event a suitable culmination.
Jim Toomey, Bay Front Plaza developer, will host the
fireworks display, which will be touched off by Jim
Taylor and his crew.
Awards will be presented at a reception at the
Beach House restaurant in Bradenton Beach the fol-
lowing evening, Sunday. Businesses are donating gift
certificates for the winning boaters.
Entry forms are still available from the prime spon-
sor, The Islander, at 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Further information may be obtained by calling
the parade hotline, 778-3907.


February.
Barlow has said he will not seek re-election.
Wolfe said he has not decided whether or not he
will run again.
"I have served my city for many years now, and it
has always been something I enjoyed doing," Wolfe
said.
"However, the climate on the commission is so
negative now that all the joy and fun have gone out of
serving," he added.
Anna Maria residents wanting to cast ballots in the
city election must register to vote by Jan. 16.



'Best Christmas

Pageant Ever'

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Manatee Players
The Manatee Players will present the first
show in the Theatre for Children series start-
ing at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at the Riverfront
Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton.
Titled "The Best Christmas Pageant
Ever," it will explore what happens "when the
worst kids in town meet the Christmas story."
Its cast is dozens of children from various part
of Manatee County directed by Brett Lassiter.
Show times are 7 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 2, matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday,
then the following weekend at 7 p.m. Friday,
Dec. 8, 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 9 and 2 p.m. Dec.
10.
All tickets are $5, available by phone at
748-5875 or at the box office between 10 a.m.
and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.


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2. Is it fair to all concerned?
3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
The questions are from a fictional novel, "Out On
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posted on a sign above its door.
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Consider what's proposed, almost approved,
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The Gazebo, a 156-seat restaurant on the west side
of Gulf Drive at Ninth Street is granted a special excep-
tion for off-site parking and open-air dining and variances
for a major development. Permits are pending.
Bridge Walk Inn, a motel-restaurant-retail shop
mixed-use development on nine lots along Bridge
Street at Gulf Drive, has been unanimously approved
by city commissioners. (Formerly Key West Willy's.)
The plans call for a new 150 seat restaurant, 9 offices/
shops and 30 hotel rooms. Plans for the project call for
only 90 parking spaces.
Bradenton Beach Club, an upscale, gated 44-unit
condominium project from Gulf Drive to the bay at 17th
Street North. Planning commissioners have OK'd the
project, but did not address the requested street vacation
- the real bombshell. That is under the sole purview of
the city commission and is on its Nov. 29 agenda.
Three big, big projects.
While two of the projects may meet the city's park-
ing requirements, we feel there will be an undue bur-
den on the surrounding streets neighborhoods. Folks
who patronize these facilities will be parking "every-
where" due to a lack of adequate parking "on site."
The problem may lie with the city codes, but al-
ready variances exist for businesses on Bridge Street
and along Gulf Drive with fewer than the required
parking spaces.
Soon the problem will be that of the surrounding
property owners, who, by the way, have unenforced
street parking restrictions by ordinance in Bradenton
Beach.
There really won't be a place to park anywhere in
Bradenton Beach.
And there are other variances to consider and
beachfront construction, which, of course, is strongly


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discouraged by the Florida Department of Environmen-
tal Protection.
And "the little city that could" just keeps growing
from within.


Whatever happened to the "line in the sand?"
And, while we're at it, who out there appreciates
threats that if what's proposed isn't approved, some-
thing worse is around the corner?


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Crunching road-widening numbers
A few evenings ago, an Islander reporter attended
a very important gathering at "our" federally mandated
Metropolitan Planning Organization. Ironically, only
two citizens from our Island's south end were among
the attendees.
The meeting dealt with the county's traffic and
widening roads by 2025 as population nears 500,000.
What was not addressed was transformation of SR 70
into a midstate Atlantic-to-Gulf Alligator Alley, which
should double or triple traffic through Cortez and
Bradenton Beach unless, miraculously, MPO will con-
sider a SR 70 bridge to serve Longboat Key. Even
without the bridge, the estimated cost of widened roads
will cost $800 million more than the maximum avail-
able pavement money in Manatee and Sarasota coun-
ties.
Recommended but problematical was a four-laned
Gulf Drive and certainly six lanes for Cortez and Mana-
tee. Former Florida Department of Transportation Sec-
retary Ben Watts once told our visiting delegation his
department could not afford to buy property to widen
Gulf Drive, so if current DOT Secretary Thomas Barry
is listening, a little arithmetic:
Cortez to Manatee is almost exactly two miles, or
on both sides, 21,120 feet. In Bradenton Beach, a sign
on Gulf Drive property, assumed to be a 50-foot-wide
lot, advertises its sale for $495,000. There could be,
except for the swamp across from Shells Restaurant,
about 4,200 such lots to be purchased for the widening.
For those two miles, DOT and we taxpayers could ex-
pect to pay around $2.079 billion with no assurance
northbound traffic would not still move 5 mph seven
to nine hours daily through the Island's south end from
Thanksgiving to Easter.


Hell should freeze over first!
Jim Kissick, Bradenton Beach

Getting up to speed
The following letter was addressed to Holmes
Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore and shared with The
Islander.
Just a short note to bring everyone up to date on the
welcome sign:
We were on schedule until I discovered that in or-
der to get a work permit we needed a licensed engineer
to sign off on the construction specifications. I con-
tracted with the Benson engineering firm to review and
approve our plans.
John Benson, the engineer, approved everything
except the dimensions on the four integral studs which
support the wall. We specified four-inch I-beams as
recommended by the company actually building the
wall and they provided cutouts for that size.
However, the engineer determined that the I-beams
would have to be six inches in order to withstand a 110-
mph wind. So it was back to the factory to modify the
wall to accept the larger size.
After allowing the factory two weeks to complete
the modification, I went to purchase the six-inch I-
beams and was told that they were available only on
special order and may take as long as five weeks to
arrive. That was two weeks ago and we are ready to
complete the installation as soon as they arrive.
Please accept my apology for any disappointment
you and your staff may have endured. The wall will be
finished soon and I believe it will make us proud. We
may even forget the delays in construction.
Ernest Kerr, president, Rotary Club ofAnna Maria
Island


29, 2000 Vol. 9, No. 3


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Boat-float on final Island cruise Saturday?


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Islanders not only will see a truly festive parade
this weekend, they will participate in history it
will be the last formal outing here for the Privateers
boat-float.
The much-loved, much-maligned float is retir-
ing, at least from the rolls of the Anna.Maria Island
Privateers, next spring. A new one is several mullet
smokes away.
The annual Christmas parade will begin at 10
a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at Bayfront Park in Anna
Maria City, wind through that city, Holmes Beach
and Bradenton Beach before coming to rest in the
Coquina Beach park for ultimate festivities.
All participants are welcome in the parade, said
Privateers President Mitch Stewart, but they must be
wheel-borne. At seven-plus miles, the route is too
taxing for marching or even ambling.
Santa will be aboard the Privateers' ship from
north to south, and at Coquina he will deliver toys to
youngsters from 11:30 a.m. until about 2 p.m. There
usually are about 700 children there, said Stewart,
and his social service organization provides toys for
them all.
There will be free hot dogs and sodas for the kids
at Coquina, too. Adults are welcome, but the Priva-
teers hope the grownups won't rely too heavily on
the "free" part; their contributions are welcome.
The old boat-float will return to its berth at
Holmes Beach City Hall after the parade, awaiting
its successor. It will carry the funsters in a few more
off-Island outings until next spring.
It has outlived its usefulness for the local group,
but probably will serve another, less vigorous cause
in the area. The Privateers have used it since 1982
when they got it from the Bradenton Conquistadors
- and it was fairly old even then.
It's been repaired and rejuvenated so many times
that it can't take much more, said Privateers. So they
are working on a new model.
They've acquired a 65-passenger school bus in


Santa will be back Saturday with all sorts of toys for good little girls and boys. Islander Photo: Bonner Futch


good shape and they're cutting away what they don't
need and adding everything necessary to turn it into
a respectable privateering vehicle.
It will cost about $30,000, Stewart said, and
they've raised $12,000 so far through fundraisers
such as their legendary mullet smokes. There's an-
other on the way, in the Publix parking lot Dec. 9
from 8 a.m. until the mullet runs out.
"We have to keep working on the float and we
have to keep the money coming in to pay for mate-
rials and professional work," said Stewart. "People
can send tax-free donations to Float the Boat, 217
46th St. W., Bradenton FL 34209, or call me at 748-
2143 or 358-3386."


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Registration open for
Center's German course
A German class, stressing conversational
facility in the language, will start in December at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Reg-
istration is required and is open now.
The six-week course will start Thursday, Dec.
7, and continue on Thursdays from 10:30 until
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I n recent weeks, Rotten Ralph's Waterfront Restaurant lost a couple of staff
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"I've never had anyone just not show up. At least they call first to say they
won't be in," Ralph said. "The man eating grouper must be behind the employee
disappearance. This is not a common occurrence."
Several people close to Ralph tried to explain that the man eating grouper is
just a man who's eating grouper, but the confusion lingers.
The disappearance of key employees has opened positions for people who
have been waiting for a job at Rotten Ralph's, which can be as hard as getting
season tickets to the Tampa Bay Lightning games.
Ralph is expecting people to line up for jobs.
"I hope the police are looking into this man eating grouper before we lose more
people," Ralph was overheard to say to Mrs. Rotten as they relaxed on the restau-
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Music, fun, Santa at holiday open house Friday


Clown, carols, chamber orchestra and Santa Claus
are coming to the Island Shopping Center in Holmes
Beach Friday, Dec. 1, as businesses and galleries host
their annual holiday open house.
It's a family affair with special attention to chil-
dren, and it will be a wide open holiday event from 5
p.m. until 8 p.m. at Marina and Gulf drives and Holmes
Boulevard.
Merchants throughout the business area in
Holmes Beach are participating as well, at S&S
Plaza, across Gulf Drive and on Marina Drive, in-
cluding Anna Maria Wine and Spirits and Ginny's
Antiques and Art.
High on the fun list at the shopping center will be
Saggy Aggy the Clown, face painting and Santa him-
self, who will be very much in evidence with goodies
for the young. (Parents: Bring cameras.)
The Glory Daze combo will play, carolers from
Island churches will sing, and special appearances are
scheduled by Bernie Roy, pianist; Howie Banfield,
guitarist; and Graciela Guiles, flautist.
The Manatee High School Chamber Orchestra will
highlight the event with the best in holiday music at the


Soothing
sounds
The Manatee
High School
Chamber
Orchestra will
perform at 6
p.m. at
Friday's
Island Shop-
ping Center
open house
from 5 p.m. to
8 p.m. Is-
lander Photo:
Bonner Futch


offices of The Islander. Their performance will begin nators Jon and Mercedes Thornburg "It's the mer-
at 5:30 p.m. chants' way of thanking their patrons." Further infor-
All events and refreshments are free, said coordi- mation may be obtained by calling 778-2424.


Special programs on tap at library in December


Several special programs highlight the December
schedule at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
On display during the month will be Susan Curry's
works in mixed media and Alice Boudreau's acrylics.
Judy Pruiett will present two special programs on
"Holiday Origami," Saturday, Dec. 2, from 10:30 a.m. to
12:30 p.m. for the first 20 persons who register, and on
Thursday, Dec. 9, from 10:30 to 12:30 for children of
third-grade age and up, with registration required; call


778-6341.
On Dec. 12 at 3 p.m., the Friends Focus on Florida
series will feature Donald Knode of Holmes Beach, a
member of the Asolo Guild Playreaders, with a cast
performing part of "The Cocktail Hour."
Dec. 20 excerpts from "The Nutcracker Suite" will
be performed by the First Position of Dance Studio
starting at 6:30 p.m.
Other events on the library's calendar:
Monday, Dec. 4, 11 and 18, at 8:30 a.m., class "Intro


to the Internet," with registration necessary at 778-6341.
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 12 and 19, from 1 to 4 p.m., a
veterans' service officer will interview clients by ap-
pointment only; call 749-3030.
Wednesday, Dec. 6 and 13, at 7 p.m., Family
Storytime. Wednesday, Dec. 13, at 10:30 a.m., Friends
Book Club meeting.
The library opens at 10 a.m. daily except Sunday,
closing at 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, 6 p.m.
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Christmas that wasn't for 2 Island organizations


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
What started out as a fundraiser for Island chari-
ties has fizzled because the campaign started too late
to gain momentum, say its organizers.
The Rotary Anna Maria Island Foundation can-
celed its "Tree of Lights" program and the $1,300
raised will be returned to donors, Rotary president
Ernie Kerr said.
"We started too late to get the kind of response
we needed," Kerr said. "We had to make an initial
$8,000 to pay for the tree. We couldn't find enough
sponsors to offset the initial cost. We started the
campaign Nov. 3 and we should have started in Au-
gust."
The lack of support for the fundraiser was due in
part to other charities spending time on their own
fundraisers, Kerr said.
"We came on the scene too late," Kerr said.
"Without the sponsor and no tree, we had no cred-
ibility. We needed 16 sponsors, but got only two
who contributed $500 each."
Kerr said Rotary is keeping its "Tree of Lights"
foundation open and the organization still has hopes
of making the tree an annual event.
"Given sufficient encouragement, I think the
new board would be receptive," he said. "I'm con-
vinced this has a future. We just need to start ear-
lier."
Rotary planned to sell individual lights to put on
an artificial tree wrapped around one of the royal
palms in front of Holmes Beach City Hall. They
hoped for business sponsors to pay for the tree, but
that part of the fundraiser fizzled as well.
Another phase of the fundraiser called for non-
profit organizations to sell lights for the tree with


personal or business name tags for $20 each.
For each light a nonprofit group sold, the Rotary
planned to hand back $5, according to incoming Ro-
tary president Jim Dunne. A portion of the funds
were also to go to nonprofit organizations that dem-
onstrated a need.
Part of the profit from the fundraiser was to go
to a foundation set up to pay for anything beneficial
to the Island, such as bleachers for Birdie Tebbetts
Field in Holmes Beach, Dunne said.
And, still another phase of the fundraiser in-
volved an auction that was to be held Dec. 1 at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, the same day
the tree would be lit.
Each nonprofit group was asked to collect mer-
chandise from area businesses for an auction. About
$1,000 in merchandise and gift certificates will be
returned, Kerr said.
"Any new project like this is difficult to pull off
until people embrace it and it gains momentum,"


The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island is
asking for volunteers to aid in its 16th annual
"holiday bell ringing" effort to aid the Salvation
Army.
The club's membership "is a bit too small
to cover all the bases that need to be covered,"
according to the club's Russ Olson.
The bell ringing drive will begin Dec. 7 and
run through Dec. 23 at Publix in Holmes Beach


Kerr said. "When that happens, people jump on the
bandwagon."

AID Christmas canceled
The board of directors of the All-Island Denomi-
nations group representing the seven Island churches
has voted to discontinue its Christmas donation pro-
gram because of limited need.
Spokesperson Bob Meylan said there were only
about 20 families requesting assistance this year and
far fewer volunteers than in the past to shop and as-
semble the holiday packages. AID also lacked a
storefront from which to collect and distribute the
packages.
Families are being referred to Adopt-a-Family in
Bradenton. AID will continue to make Christmas
meals available in cooperation with SHARE. Call
778-0028 for more information, to request a meal for
a needy person or family, or to contribute.


from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Shells Seafood Restaurant
in Holmes Beach from 5-9 p.m., and Johnny
Leverocks' Seafood House on Manatee Avenue in
Bradenton from 5-9 p.m. Volunteers are asked to
work in two-hour shifts.
Proceeds from the collections are used by the
Salvation Army to aid the homeless and less for-
tunate with food and shelter.
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Tickets go on sale for church
potluck dinner, dance
Tickets are on sale now for St. Bernard Catholic
Church's Christmas Potluck Dinner and Dance, sched-
uled for Dec. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the church, 248 S. Har-
bor Drive, Holmes Beach.
The $5 tickets may be purchased at the church of-
fice between noon and 3 p.m. weekdays or by calling
778-4769 during those hours.
Those attending are asked to bring a salad, casse-
role or dessert. Turkey, ham and setups for drinks will
be provided. Details may be obtained from Peter
Klosky at 778-4814.

Real Island Yule ornaments
go on market
Christmas ornaments handcrafted from. Island
materials are going on sale to benefit the Anna Maria
Island Community Center.
Designed by Islander Irma Yatros, they are made
from starfish, shells, beads and glitter, with prices from
$5 to $10. They are on display at the office of Irma's
son, Dr. Gy Yatros, 3909 East Bay Drive, Holmes
Beach.
Further information is available at 778-1908.

Historical society's war exhibit
runs through year
The Anna Maria Island Historical Society has de-
cided to keep its museum's World War II exhibit open
through the end of December.
The exhibit's popularity prompted the decision,
said members of the society, so it will stay until the new
year at the museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City.
Featured is the Florida Humanities-provided pan-
orama "Florida Goes to War." Other items include an
Eisenhowerjacket, Japanese army helmet, Nazi insig-
nia, U.S. uniforms and equipment, many photos, Island
VFW Post 8199 scrapbooks and much more.
The free museum's hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. Further
information is available at 778-0492.

Recipe shortage at
Center cooks' time to create
The "Taste of Paradise" cookbook has a fair begin-
ning, but many more recipes are needed, said Sandee
Pruett of the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
She is compiling the book for the Center, planning
on at least 50 and maybe 100 recipes from Islanders
and other friends. A spring publication date is the tar-
get, assuming recipes come in and several volunteers
show up for Pruett's cookbook committee.
She wants a "homespun kind of book," she said,
"with anecdotes or histories to go with the recipes."
Price of the book hasn't been settled.
Recipes may be mailed to the Center at P.O. Box
253, Anna Maria FL 34216, or e-mailed to
amicc@mindspring.com. Details are available at 778-
1908.

Jean Barth retrospective
reception Friday evening
A reception at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, will open
the "Jean Barth Pastels, a Retrospective" exhibit at the
Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd.,
Holmes Beach.
The reception is in conjunction with the holiday
open house celebration the same evening at the adja-
cent shopping plazas.
The league will be open the next day, Saturday,
Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. for a special showing,
The exhibit will be at the league's gallery through
December. A small exhibit of Barth's works is also
hanging at Holmes Beach City Hall.
Details may be obtained at 778-2099.

Writers meeting Monday
The Gulf Coast Writers organization will meet at
10:15 a:m. Monday, Dec. 4, at the Island Branch Li-
brary, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Further in-
formation may be obtained at 761-9036 ... . .


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Erosion control line
public hearing Nov. 29
A public hearing to "draw a line in the sand"
between public and private property prior to next
year's beach renourishment project is scheduled
for Wednesday, Nov. 29.
The hearing is part of the process to estab-
lish an erosion control line in Anna Maria. The
line has already been established in Bradenton
Beach and Holmes Beach. Now, the Island's
northernmost city must agree to the Gulf bound-
ary to join into the beach renourishment project.
The Nov. 29 meeting will be held at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, beginning at 7 p.m.


Christmas charity luncheon
set by Woman's Club
A Christmas luncheon to benefit Hacienda Girls
Ranch is scheduled by the Woman's Club of Anna
Maria at noon Wednesday, Dec. 6.
It will be at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City. The
beneficiary is a safe haven for girls age 6 through 18
who have been orphaned, abandoned, neglected or
abused.
Pianist Mary Anderson will perform "Celebrate the
Holiday" tunes. Hostesses will be Clara Kojak, Leda
Van Wormer, Clementine Rosche, Marjorie Kendall,
Jan Dawson and Jeanette Cashman. Further informa-
tion may be obtained at 778-3839.

Duplicate bridge play opens
at Community Center
Duplicate bridge started Wednesday, Nov. 29, at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Mag-
nolia Ave., Anna Maria City, and will continue on suc,-,
ceeding Wednesdays from noon until 3:30 p.m. Cost is
$1.50 per person.
There also is an ongoing "rubber bridge" group
that meets from noon to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the
Center. Partners are not necessary, and the cost is $1.50
per player. Details are available at 778-1908.


Art demonstration Saturday
at Gallery West
The artist cooperative Island Gallery West will
present an art demonstration from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 2, at the gallery, 5368 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach.
Photographer John Bonser will demonstrate the
technique of Poloraid emulsion transfers. The result
offers unique, framable artworks with a soft "vintage"
look. Details are available at 778-6648.

Key Royale Association
to hold annual meeting
The Key Royale Resident Owners Association
annual meeting will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Key
Royale Club. In addition to reports by the treasurer
and the publications, beautification/maintenance, local
government and well-water committee chairpersons, an
election will be held to name four two-year board
members and one one-year member.
Already nominated to fill the two-year terms are
Jim Meena, Sam Planck, Eleanor Sauers and Ernie
Votaw. For the one-year term, Al Miller has been
nominated. Additional nominations from the floor are
welcome at the meeting.
For further information, contact Don Maloney,
778-4865.

Beth Israel schedules bazaar
Temple Beth Israel on Longboat Key will have its
first holiday bazaar on Sunday, Dec. 3, from 1 to 4 p.m.
at the temple, 567 Bay Isles Road.
It is sponsored by Beth Israel Women with the hope
it will become an annual event. Featured are artworks by
13 local artisans, along with a holiday gift shop and a bake
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50 years 50 years ago
Velma and J. C. Ellis, longtime resident managers of Pictured are Hannah and Allan Gilchrist of Anna
the Lay By in Holmes Beach, celebrate 50 years of Maria at their wedding Oct. 7, 1950, in Detroit, 50
marriage. Ellis is a retired railroad policeman with years before celebrating their anniversary on the
the Nolfolk & Southern, so they were naturals to Island. Here since 1986, they have three children,
manage the N&S resort when the job opened up 15 David and Michael of Anna Maria and Kay
or more years ago. It is a private beach resort the Munmford of Farmington Hills, Mich. Allan says he
railroad maintains for its executives and guests. attributes the longevity of their marriage to "lots of
Islander Photo: Courtesy Lay By Staff understanding, respect and love.


Obituaries


Mary Grace Black
Mary Grace Black of Bradenton died Nov. 22 in
Summerfield Retirement Residence.
Born in Chambersburg, Pa., Mrs. Black came to
Manatee County from Mercersburg, Pa., in 1977. She
was a homemaker. She was a member of Church of the
Annunciation.
Services were Nov. 25. Memorial contributions
may be made to Church of the Annunciation, 4408
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.
She is survived by daughter Mary Ann Free of
Tampa and sister Harriet Aschinger of
Mechanicsburg, Pa.

Martha B. Christie
Martha B. Christie, 97, of Anna Maria, died Nov.
18 in Blake Medical Center.
Born in Plainfield, Ind., Mrs. Christie came to
Manatee County from Terre Haute, Ind., in 1964. She
was a homemaker. She was a graduate of the Univer-
sity of Indiana. She was a 75-year member of the Or-
der of the Eastern Star. She was a member of Roser
Memorial Community Church.
Services were Nov. 28 at Roser Memorial Commu-
nity Church.
She is survived by son Robert of Anna Maria and
six grandchildren.

John A. 'Jack' Davis
John A. "Jack" Davis, 84, died Nov. 24 at Blake
Medical Center.
Born in Chicago, Mr. Davis was vice president of
a trailer and leasing company. He came here in 1986
from Owen County, Wis. He was a member of Church
of the Annunciation in Holmes Beach and of Key
Royale Golf Club.
Funeral services will be announced at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation
Army, 1204 14th St. W, Bradenton FL 34205.
Surviving are wife Judith; daughter Barbara E.
Jeffers of St. Paul, Minn.; son John W. of Salem,
Mass.; and a grandchild.

Edith K. Marshall
Edith K. Marshall, 72, of Holmes Beach died Nov.
23 at home.
Born in Chicago, Mrs. Marshall came to Manatee
County from Bannockburn, Ill., in 1987. She was a
homemaker. She was a sustaining member of the Jun-
ior League of Sarasota, a member of the St. Bernard
Catholic Church Women's Guild, a volunteer with
Hospice and a member of the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Orchestra and Chorus. She was an active vol-
unteer for Battered Women of Manatee and Commu-
nity Food Center of Manatee. She was a member of the


St. Bernard Catholic Church and the St. Bernard's
Prayer Chain and a Eucharist's minister.
Mass of Christian Burial was Nov. 25 at St. Ber-
nard Catholic Church. Memorial contributions may be
made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand
Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238.
She is survived by husband Donald A.; daughters
Jennifer Rush of Ellison Bay, Wis., and Margaret of
Key West; sons Steven of Barrington, Ill., and John of
Olympia, Wash.; and four grandchildren.
Frances E. Batdorf Motter
Frances E. Batdorf Motter, 84, of Holmes Beach
died Nov. 26 in Blake Medical Center.
Born in Bath Township, Ohio, Mrs. Motter came
to Manatee County from Fairborn, Ohio, in 1963. She
was a schoolteacher in Enon, Ohio, for several years,
a restaurant owner in Fairborn for 18 years, a vice
president at Island Bank of Holmes Beach, and a Publix
Supermarket employee. She attended Roser Memorial
Community Church.
Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Dec. 5 at Roser
Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria. Memorial contributions may be made to the
church or Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand
Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238.
She is survived by son William Howard of Holmes
Beach; sister Louise Haney of Beaver Creek, Ohio; and
brother Harold L. Batdorf of Beaver Creek.

Jean H. Mullins
Jean H. Mullins, 63, of Anna Maria, died Nov. 20
in IHS of Bradenton.
Born in Logansport, Ind., Mrs. Mullins came to
Manatee County from St. Petersburg in 1963. She was a
registered nurse in cardiac care at Manatee Memorial
Hospital and Sarasota Memorial Hospital before her re-
tirement in 1999. She attended Florida State University
and received her Registered Nurse degree from Manatee
Community College. She was on the board of directors of
the Anna Maria Community Orchestra and Chorus and
played violin with the FSU Symphony, Pensacola Sym-
phony, St. Petersburg Symphony and Westcoast Sym-
phony. She was treasurer of the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Society. She was active in the Island Players and
appeared in several plays. She was Protestant.
Visitation and services were Nov. 24. Memorial
contributions may be made to Christ Episcopal Church,
4030 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton FL 34205. Griffith-
Cline Funeral Home, Holmes Beach Chapel, was in
charge of arrangements.
She is survived by husband Patrick G. of Anna
Maria; daughters Linda J. Long of Miami and Nancy
J. of Jacksonville; sons Bert J. of Ellenton, Patrick L.
of Bradenton and Austin G. of Odessa; and seven
grandchildren.


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Push and tug for towels escalates 'Divorce'
Eleanor Bander (Jo Kendall) has words with daughter Elizabeth (Debron Keller-McCartney) in the Island
Players production of the comedy "Divorce Southern Style" that premieres Friday, Dec. 1, and runs through
Sunday, Dec. 10. Curtain time is 8 p.m. at the playhouse at the comer of Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue in Anna
Maria. There are two Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. and the theater is dark on Monday. Tickets are $12 each. For
information, call 778-5775. The box office is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. now through the perfor-
mance. Islander Photo: Bonner Futch


Causeway flea market
The Palma Sola Causeway Alliance holds a flea
market every Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon, offering
everything from antiques to produce.
The Alliance flea market is in front of Johnny
Leverock's Restaurant, just east of the Anna Maria Is-
land Bridge on Manatee Avenue.
Mae Jones, flea market organizer, said money
raised from renting booths to vendors goes into a cause-


Streetlife

Island police reports
Anna Maria City
No reports available.

Bradenton Beach
Nov. 17, 2601 Gulf Drive N., Sandpiper Mobile
Home Park, death investigation. An officer was dis-
patched to the scene when an individual could not be
awakened. The death was a result of natural causes, the
report states.
Nov. 18, 2300 block of Avenue B, auto burglary,
grand theft. Fifteen compact discs and a storage case were
taken from a car through an open window. The estimated
value of the items was $315. A witness said the suspect
was a 10-to 12-year-old-boy, who left the scene by jump-
ing on the back of a bicycle driven by another boy.

Holmes Beach
Nov. 19, 6200 block of Marina Drive, battery. A
man punched his ex-girlfriend's neighbor. The neigh-
bor had warned the suspect to stop harassing the
woman. The suspect was transported to the Manatee
County Jail.
Nov. 21, 3352 East Bay Drive, Crowder Bros.
Hardware, theft, shoplifting. Two Honda pressure
washers were stolen from a display in front of the store.
Cables which had secured the washers had been cut, the
officer said.
If you have information that may help solve crimes,
contact Crime Stoppers at 747-COPS. You may be eli-
gible for a reward up to $1,000.


will feature antiques, produce every Saturday
way beautification fund. probably by summer 2001.
"The produce is beautiful," Jones said. "The pro- Bradenton City Council members shut down large
duce vendor will also be there on Sundays. Last stretches of the causeway while construction improv-
week he had tomatoes, cabbage, corn, watermelons, ing two bridges took place.
grapes and cherries. Strawberries will be coming Council members have threatened to shut down the
soon." popular beaches on Palma Sola Bay if the city contin-
Jones said the flea market will continue to operate ues to get complaints about excessive drinking and
until construction along the causeway is completed, unruly behavior.


s25,000 Matchin-Fund Challenge


EVERY CENT COUNTS!


Holmes Beach residents Charles and JoAnn Lester are offering
up to $25000 in matching funds for contributions made by
Dec. 31, 2000, to the Anna Maria Island Community Center Endowment Trust.
And your contribution is tax deductible.
The Endowment Trust was established in 1994 to ensure stable funding for the Anna Maria Island Community
Center. Gifts to the Trust are held under perpetual trust, which prohibits the expenditure of the principal investment.
The interest income paid to the Center will eventually result in stability in both programs and staff.
The Center meets critical human service needs on the Island and provided more than
1.5 million hours of service to more than 3,400 Island residents last year.
Please make your contribution payable to the Anna Maria Island Community
Center Endowment Trust, P.O. Box 253, Anna Maria FL 34216.

WE'RE COUNTING ON YOU.
The Endowment Fund Challenge is sponsored by The Islander in partnership with the Lesters.


YES, COUNT ME IN!
Name
Address

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ID Amount $
Q I would like my gift to honor:
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Challenge continues, donation deadline approaches


Just like shopping days until Christmas, so goes
the deadline for Islander dollars to match the
$25,000 challenge from Chuck and Joey Lester of
Holmes Beach to the Anna Maria Island Community
Center endowment fund.
Woody Candish of Anna Maria poses with his
steel "Fishtree" sculpture, which he has donated to
the fund drive. Silent auction bids for the 32-by-31-
inch original sculpture are being accepted by The
Islander until Dec. 31, the deadline for the matching
fund drive.
The Islander newspaper and the Lesters have
partnered for four years in the annual fund drive, which
has produced more than $250,000 for the endowment,
a perpetual funding source for the Center established
by the Lesters in 1994.
The Center, like many organizations, works with
a fluctuating cash flow. The endowment trust was es-
tablished in 1994 to ensure stable funding.
The Center provides critical human services and
provided more than 1.5 million hours of service to
3,400-plus Island residents last year.
The public is welcome to view the sculpture .and
place bids at The Islander offices during business hours

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Island Gallery West artists to show work in Bradenton


Members of Holmes Beach's Island Gallery West
will offer free art demonstrations this week in down-
town Bradenton as part of the Island Gallery West in-
vitational exhibit on display through Dec. 11 at the Art
League of Manatee County.
The Art League is located at 209 Ninth St. W. im-
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works with a soft "vintage" look.
Potter Elizabeth Ash, who also serves on the Art
League's board of directors, will give "hands-on de-
scriptions" of relief tile, a "do-able" art for those who
"think they can't," from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 5.
Also on Dec. 5 from I to 3 p.m., print maker Cecy
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The Manatee Players will tackle their first opera
when they present "Amahl and the Night Visitors" next
week as part of the music series at First United Meth-
odist Church, 603 1 Ith St. W., Bradenton.
The opera, by Gian Carlo Menotti, is the story of
a poor crippled boy and his mother who find three
kings at their door as they are on their way to Jerusa-
lem. It was first presented on Christmas Eve 1951 on
NBC.
A shepherds' chorus will include singers from the
church choir and dancers from Sarasota's Booker High
School for the Performing Arts.
"Amahl" performances will be at the church at 3 and
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day;.and 7 p.m. the next three nights. Tickets at $15 may
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THE ISLANDER 0 NOV. 29, 2000 M PAGE 15


Bridge Street dazzles visitors with holiday joy


By Ann McGrath
Islander Reporter
Celebrating light, life and pride in the community,
the Christmas Prelude 2000, a family-focused event,
took place Thanksgiving night on Bridge Street in
Bradenton Beach.
A large crowd of Islanders and tourists gathered at
the city's clock tower to hear performances by mem-
bers of the Anna Maria Island Community Orchestra
and Chorus, the Gulf Coast Sandpiper Chorus, the First
Baptist Church of Palmetto Choir and singer-
songwriter Michele Bishop.
The Prelude was organized and funded by three
citizens "whose dream it was to create a lasting tradi-
tion in Bradenton Beach"- Lea Ann Bessonette,
Emily Anne Smith of Eatman & Smith Architecture
and John Chappie, vice mayor of Bradenton Beach and
owner of J.R. Chappie Lawn Care. Coast Bank of
Bradenton was also a contributor.
More than $2,000 in prize money was presented to
winners of the best holiday-decorated homes, busi-
nesses, hotels and condominiums.
Residential winners for the most tasteful in scale
and beauty category were Patrick Malloy, 105 10th St.
S., first place, $150, and Jack and Audrey Smith, 2215
Ave. A., second place, $100.
Winners of the most original and fun residential
decorations category were Nicholas Messina, 104
Fourth St. N. at Cortez Road, first place, $150, and
Anna O'Brien, 105 Third St. S., second place, $100.
Jacob Hutchenson, 105 Fourth St. S., won $50 for
honorable mention in the residential category.
Retail winners for the most tasteful in scale and
beauty category were Bradenton Beach Hair Salon, 109
Seventh St. N., first place, $200, and Gifts Unlimited,
119 Bridge St., second place, $100.
Winners of the most original and fun retail deco-
rations category were Bridgewear, 121 Bridge St., first
place, $200, and Circle K, 100 Gulf Drive N., second
place, $100.
Restaurants/lounge winners for most tasteful in
scale and beauty category were the Sports Lounge, 116
Bridge St., first place, $200, and Bridge Street Pier
Cafe, 200 Bridge St., second place, $100.
Winners for the most original and fun restaurants/
lounge decorations category were Drift-In Liquors, 120
Bridge St., first place $200, and Cafe Berlin Restaurant
and Bakery, 117 Bridge St., second place, $100.
Motel, hotel and condominiums winning prizes in the
most tasteful in scale and beauty category were
Tradewinds Resort, 1603 Gulf Dr. N., first place, $200;
and SeaSide Motel, 2200 Gulf Dr. N., second place. $100.


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'Christmas wishes-Let me think'
"What do you want for Christmas?" becomes a difficult question when it's asked by Santa himself Islander
Photos: Ann McGrath


Youngest,
oldest, all
enjoy
festivities
Prize-winners
were, for youngest
in attendance, 5-
month-old Patrick
Malloy, left, with
parents Andy and
Jennifer Malloy;
and oldest in
attendance, Mary
Belle Bessonette,
89, right, all of
Bradenton Beach.
Emily Anne Smith
of Eatman &
Smith Architec-
ture, center, was
mistress of
ceremonies.


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with bright smile Stores decked out for holiday
Nine-month-old Allison Claire Young of Tampa is Those attending the Christias Prelude in Bradenton Beach Nov. 23 got a chance to do some holiday shopping
deli hted to spend a moment with Santa. on Bridge Street, where merchants kept stores open to accommodate the crowds.






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TRAVELERS


Record travelers
Ken and Yung Lohn ofBradenton Beach claim The
Islander distance record, traveling from tomorrow to
yesterday. They left Bangkok (pictured) at 6 a.m. on
Wednesday, flew 28 hours to Tampa at 10 p.m.
Wednesday and on to Bradenton Beach. The whole trip
took 33 hours, all in a single Wednesday, Lohn said.


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Holmes
Beach bring
their home-
town newspa-
per to the
Charles
Bridge in
Prague,
Czech
Republic.
They were
visiting
daughter
Deborah, her
husband, U.S.
Army Col.
David S.
Pate, and
grandchil-
dren.


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Greg Watkins and Linda Caruso of Bradenton Beach pause for an Three generations
Islander check while on safari in east Africa. They were in Tanzania Jeremy, Ria and brand new Jacob Ray and Jeremy's mother Jeanne Ray, Holmes Beach, hold
and Kenya working with Wheelchairs of the World Foundation. their Islander in a brisk breeze at Martha's Vineyard, Mass., near their summer home.


On the Yangtze Islander shows off her 'stuff'
Donald and Marian Schofield of Holmes Beach ignore the Yangtze River long enough to Eleanor Losito, Judy Korn and Elaine Stroili, graphic designer for The
check hometown news while on a trip through China to celebrate their 50th wedding Islander, show off Stroili's "work product" in front of the Duomo, the
anniversary, third largest church in the world, in Milan, Italy.
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- 5508 Marina Drive _
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Monday-Saturday 10-5:30pm Sunday 1-4ish
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Island Shopping Center
Holmes Beach
(941) 778-2253


Come join your friends at
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Football
Sunday
NFL games
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Kindergarten to first-grade winners are, left to right,
Mallory Kosfeld, Tinker Bell, funniest; Mackenzie
Kosfeld, large witch, best overall; Trina Rizzo, solar
system, most original; and Geza Lott, head hunter,
scariest. Islander Photo: Ann McGrath


FChamber Halloween winners
SThe Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce kicked off Halloween festivities
with its "Trail of Treats" Oct. 27. The
opener was the "Come-as-You-Dare"
costume contest for kids at the "Chamber
r of Horrors, the chamber offices at 5337
i Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. The youngsters
SP then followed maps of Island businesses
participating in the annual "Trail of
1 Treats, a safe alternative to nighttime
trick or treating. Winning in the below-
kindergarten category pictured at left are,
left to right, Sophie Billings, best overall;
S Grayson Almeter, Baby Pooh, funniest;
L f > Neil Harper, dinosaur, most original; and
Alex Attari, pirate, scariest. Islander
Photo: Courtesy Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce



Third-, fourth- and fifth-grade winners are, clock-
wise, Nate Hickerson, Captain Underpants, funni-
est; Linsey Patton, gift, best overall; Ed Oliveira,
blood man, scariest; and Paige Carper, good
witch, bad witch, most original. Islander Photo:
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Sch
Diana Bogan
Anna Maria Elementary
School Menu
Monday, Dec. 4
SBreakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice
Lunch: Corn Dog or Cheeseburger, Baked
Beans, Peaches, Ice Cream, Juice
Tuesday, Dec. 5
Breakfast: French Toast, Syrup, Cereal, Juice
* Lunch: Tacos or Burrito with Lettuce,
Tomato and Cheese, Canned Apples, Fresh
Fruit
* 0
SWednesday, Dec. 6
Breakfast: Eggs, Toast, Cereal, Juice
S Lunch: Chicken Nuggets or Bieaded Pork
Patty, Roll, Collard Greens, Applesauce,
0 Juice
Thursday, Dec. 7
Breakfast: Soft Pretzel, Cheese, Cereal, Juice
Lunch: Spaghetti or Breaded Chicken Patty,
S Roll, Green Beans, Pears, Fresh Fruit
Friday, Dec. 8
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice
* Lunch: Cheese Pizza or Manager's Choice,
S Corn, Mixed Fruit, Peanut Butter Bar, Juice
All meals served with milk.
* *

It's Here! --
Lobster Roll

$10,95 10inch

100% Real Maine Lobster Made to Order
New England Sandwich Shoppe
9908 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria
(Next to the old Post Office) 779-2700

"Where locals take their friends"

CAFE ON
THE BEACH

A CASUAL GRAND BUFFET
Thurs., Nov. 30 4:30-8pm
Roast Pork with Dressing
Beef Tips & Noodles
Our Famous Fried Fish
Assorted Vegetables & Salads

$8.95
Regular Menu Always Available
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Pancake Breakfast """"
7AM Noon weekdays
7am- lpm Weekends
Includes Jimmy Dean Sausage
OPEN 7 AM 7 DAYS A WEEK
Casual Inside Dining or Outdoor Patio Dining
Plenty of Parking Fishing/Observation Pier
Live Entertainment Thurs. thru Sun. BEER and WINE Available
On Beautiful Manatee Beach where Manatee Ave. ends and the Gulf begins!
4000 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach 778-0784


Books
for all
Books for
children and
adults will
be on sale
through
Saturday at
the Island
school.
Islander
Photo:
Diana
Bogan


Scholastic acheivement brings books Island school


Islanders are invited to shop for themselves or the
avid reader on their holiday gift list through Dec. 2.
Scholastic Book Co. will be delivering books for chil-
dren as well as adults to Anna Maria Elementary
School for the Parent-Teacher Organization's book
fair.
Half of the money the PTO earns is given back to
the school in the form of new books rather than dollars.
Tracy Mitchell, who is organizing the book fair, says
that this year the PTO hopes to acquire more books for
the school's accelerated reading program.


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Where The Locals Go!
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
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Open 7 Days .
7 am-10 pm ',

Best Fishing '
on the Island! -

1/2 Mile North of City Pier
778-1885 875 North Shore Dr Anna Maria Island


The reading program tests students' reading abil-
ity throughout the year and offers them a choice of
books that fits their comprehension level.
Purchase the books of your choice Monday
through Friday during school hours, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30
p.m. and on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 9 a.m. to noon.
Special guest "Clifford the Dog" will greet readers
at the book fair on Wednesday, Nov. 29, from 5:30
p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, contact the school
at 708-5525.


Bridge Street Pier a0 Cafe
Open 7 Days 7 am 10 pm Breakfast 7-11:30 am


New! Covered
seating on
the water.


AII-U-CAN-EAT GROUPER $11.95
Mon., Wed. & Fri. 11:30 'til 9 PM

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ALL-U-CAN-EAT
SNOW CRAB & GROUPER $24.95
Happ.Hou 2 o*6Sm -$1 Daft


8 am-9 pm for breakfast, lunch & dinner
Also BAIT & TACKLE SHOP 779-1706
200 Bridge Street Bradenton Beach


OPEN FOR LUNCH

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THE ISLANDER' NOV. 29, 2000 0 PAGE 23


Kiwanis Club brings BUG program to Island school


By Diana Bogan
Islander Correspondent
The Anna Maria Island Kiwanis Club is initiating
a program to encourage students to Bring Up Grades,
or BUG.
Students at Anna Maria Elementary School will be
among the first to participate in this program, which
gives recognition to students who improve a grade
level in any academic field from one report card period
to the next.
"BUG is designed to recognize the achievements
of those who normally wouldn't be recognized," said
Stretch Fretwell, a Kiwanis member.
Students in all grade levels will be eligible for recog-
nition, and recognition will be at the teacher's discretion.
Students who bring up their grade level will re-
ceive a BUG pin and a certificate designed by the
Kiwanis club.


Students will receive their certificates at a special
presentation during the Parent Teacher Organization
meeting that follows the report card period. The pro-
gram will be initiated with the next report card period,
which will be in January 2001.
The Cafe on the Beach restaurant of Holmes Beach
has agreed to sponsor the local program and wil-I give
BUG achievers a coupon for a free ice cream cone.
AMI Kiwanis members learned about the BUG
program at an inter-club meeting with the Oneco chap-
ter. Their goal is to bring the program to all the schools
in Manatee County.
The Kiwanis Club is open to individuals interested
in service work, particularly with kids. Members meet
at the Cafe on the Beach every Monday at 6 p.m. Any-
one interested in becoming a member of Kiwanis or a
corporate sponsor for the BUG program should contact
Rich Bohnenberger at 778-0401.


Students who bring up their grade level will receive
a BUG pin and a certificate from the Kiwanis club.


Students keep watchful eye over their garden at Island school


By Diana Bogan
Islander Correspondent
Tucked behind Joan Sackett's and Deborah Tho-
mas' classrooms at Anna Maria Elementary School, a
garden grows. Each year the fourth- and second-grade
students in the two classes plant a fall and spring crop.
Currently growing in the garden is the fall cold
crop, including eggplant, squash, grape tomatoes,
beets, lettuce and spinach.
"The hardest thing to grow has been the eggplant,"
said fourth-graders Anne Stabler and Cameron Moroz,
"but the squash from Mrs. Thomas' class is doing very
well."
The student gardeners have faced their share of set-
backs this year. Students have replanted their garden
for the third time after vandals uprooted their plants.
But Stabler and Moroz say the biggest challenge they
face is Mother Nature. A storm was responsible for
damaging the garden earlier this year.
"Weather is challenging because it's an unknown,"
explained Moroz. "For example, if we water the gar-
den before we go home and it rains over the weekend,
the soil can't produce with so much water."
It's the students' responsibility not only to water
the plants, but also to watch for bugs.



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"We don't use pesticides, because we want to eat
what we grow," said Stabler. "We want to do things the
natural way."
Some natural methods for keeping pests away that
students have tried include spraying mixtures of soapy
water and hot sauce or garlic juice on the plants. Sta-
bler also noted that bugs don't bother their beets, be-
cause the red stem of the plant is a natural deterrent.
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before taking the students out to their garden.
"This is the stuff the kids never forget," said
Sackett.
To help the garden keep on growing, Sackett won
a grant in the amount of $105 from the Florida Farm
Bureau. The grant is available statewide and can be
applied for each year.


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Island Sharks finish on top
The Island Sharks baseball team composed of
Little League players age 11-12 finished their fall ball
season with a 13-6 record, winning nine straight games
after a 4-6 start.
Coach Brad Lisk said the season started shaky until
he and Manager Evan Bordes convinced their squad
- that defense wins ballgames.
"The last two games, we won with solid defense."
Lisk said. "It really was incredible. We even picked a


guy off at second when our centerfielder Keith
Reynolds and pitcher Steve Faasse caught him napping
off the base.
"At the beginning of the year, our defense was ter-
rible. We'd score 10 runs and still lose. We kept
preaching defense and it finally came around."
Lisk said he and Bordes used 11 different pitchers
this year, giving all experience headed into spring ball.
Greg Lowman and Faasse were the leading hitters
on the team, with Faasse hovering around the .500
mark to the end.
Lowman finished hard, collecting two or three hits
in each of the last six games.
"He was going two-for-three and three-for-four
every game with standup triples and homeruns," Lisk
said. "Matt McDonough was a real surprise on the
mound. He was consistent and came off looking bril-
liant. Behind the plate, there was no one else in the
league that could touch him. He has a strong arm, good


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Sharks beat every one of them.
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Quick fix to global warming, or first step to global doom?


This is a tale of the battle between good and evil
waged on a really, really tiny scale.
Most of us are familiar with red tide. The algae
periodically burst into bloom, release toxic gases,
depletes the oxygen in the water and kill fish. The
aerosol emitted from the algae bloom causes
scratchy throats and itchy eyes for those of us close
to the shore where the red tide bloom occurs.
Those are evil algae.
But scientists are looking at "harvesting" an-
other type of algae as a way to slow or even halt glo-
bal warming. And the "fertilizer" they'll use for the
process is iron. Tons of it, dumped in the oceans.
The algae bloom the good bloom is far
from a done deal, but preliminary experiments have
been promising. To understand the process takes a
little background.
During the last ice age, about 18,000 years ago,
carbon dioxide levels were about half what are found
in the atmosphere today. Algae suck up carbon diox-
ide gas, convert it into solid carbon mass and, as the
algae die, sink to the bottom of the ocean with all
that carbon in a kind of permanent cold-storage fa-
cility. As Charles Graeber wrote in the November
edition of the magazine Wired:
"Scientists have long recognized that Earth's av-
erage temperature is altered by the atmospheric con-
centration of carbon dioxide, a V-shaped molecule
taat traps heat in the lower atmosphere like glass
traps heat in a greenhouse. Oceanographer John
Martin argued in 1989 that huge blooms of phy-
toplankton [algae] were responsible for the lower
carbon dioxide levels during the last ice age; they
reduced the earth's insulation and lowered the glo-
bal temperature.
"With more and more of the earth's water tied up
in expanding glaciers, he reasoned, winds pushed
iron-rich dust from the continents' parched surfaces,
creating new phytoplankton blooms and freezing
even more water a positive feedback loop for glo-
bal cooling. Martin believed that if this effect were
triggered again on a smaller scale, it might even
counteract the contemporary problem of global
warming.
"'Give me half a tanker of iron,' he joked, 'and
I'll give you the next ice age.'"
Martin died just months before his theory could
be put into practice. But his theory did seem to work,
although on a small scale and not as well as scien-
tists had predicted. A 25-square-mile grid of the
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ratory scanned the ocean's surface for new chloro-
phyll. The results produced algae, but at a yield of
four times less than predicted.
Two years later they tried again using a differ-
ent, more iron-intensive technique, and this time it
worked as they had hoped.
"Overnight, the ocean waters clouded green.
Fish were attracted by the harvest, and within days
sharks and turtles were chasing the new food supply.
By the end of two weeks, the experiment had pro-
duced the biomass equivalent of 100 full-grown red-
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pulled 2,500 tons of carbon dioxide out of the atmo-
sphere, and claimed they could do it again in deso-
late ocean zones all over the world." Graeber wrote.

Enter the entrepreneur
A chemical engineer. Michael Markels, latched
onto Martin's idea and is trying to expand the sci-
ence in a global way. Semi-retired from environmen-
tal engineering and now living in Virginia, Markels
has formed a company, Ocean Farming Inc., with
which he hopes to corner the market on solving the
greenhouse effect.
He's not really all that altruistic, and readily ad-
mits he's in the business he's in to make a buck. Or
a lot of bucks. Markels figures he may be able to
leverage nations to accept his iron-seeding idea to
meet the Kyoto Protocol standards established in
1997 and to use his services rather than come up
with drastic cutbacks in fossil fuel emissions.
Markels has requested, and the U.S. Department
of Energy is considering, giving him $4 million to go
back to the Pacific and test the iron-seeding process
- which he's patented again on a bigger scale.
If the feds OK the money in February, he'll be on a
boat by 2002 dumping iron pellets overboard.
Of course, there is some controversy about all
this messing with Mother Nature.
"Markels' idea sounds weird, but in one sense
it's as old as civilization itself: Human beings have
been altering the atmosphere for thousands of years
through campfires, deforestation, fossil fuels and the
ozone-eating CFCs from hair sprays and refrigera-
tors," Graeber writes. "But only recently have we
developed the technology and the motivation -
to try and change the climate intentionally. Increas-
ing concern about global warming has broadened the
search for creative solutions."
If you think Markels' idea is wacky, consider
some of the other thoughts out there:
Deflecting ultraviolet radiation with giant or-
biting mirrors of millions of Mylar balloons.
Cannon-firing soot into the atmosphere to


"comb over" the ozone layer holes.
Polluting the atmosphere with cooling agents
like sulfur aerosols.
"Markels says he's perfected and patented a
scalable, efficient iron-fertilization system," Graeber
says. "Apply it to a continent-sized block of ocean,
he maintains, and the world's excess carbon dioxide
will simply go away. Over the howls of oceanogra-
phers and ecologists, Markels calmly insists that if
global warming is the problem, the quick fix is here.
"Markels DOE proposal involves laying a fat
patch of chelated iron dust across 5,000 square miles
of ocean. He expects to trigger a huge phytoplank-
ton Genesis the largest ever and to sink be-
tween 600,000 and 2 million tons of carbon dioxide
in the process. It would be a big, flashing neon sign
advertising the Markels plan to the fossil-driven
world."

Enter the ecologists
Naysayers to Markels' plan seem lined up half-
way across the Pacific. And one of the biggest argu-
ments against iron fertilization is based on the "good
versus evil" of algae.
Oceanographer John Cullen is worried about
what could sprout in that sea of fertilizer.
"There are thousands of varieties of phytoplank-
ton: fertilization will simply multiply the types that
happen to be present," Graeber writes. "'The out-
come is unpredictable,' Cullen says. 'It's possible
that toxic blooms could develop.' What's more, even
'good' phytoplankton might be bad news. Huge
amounts of sinking organic matter can trigger the
production of methane, a gas with a greenhouse im-
pact 30 times greater than that of carbon dioxide
(although methane's half-life is only 25 years, com-
pared with carbon dioxide's 25,000 years).
"Over time, massive phytoplankton death might
also result in widespread hypoxia an oxygen-poor
aquatic environment and even extended regions
of anoxia that is, no oxygen at all," according to
Graeber.
Jim Bishop is the co-director of the Department
of Energy Center for Research on Ocean Carbon Se-
questration, a think tank that thinks about algae
things.
"Ocean fertilization is certainly worthy of inves-
tigation; otherwise the DOE wouldn't consider it,"
Bishop says. "But ocean plants are a whole new
game. At this point, we don't have enough informa-
tion to confidently predict which way the ocean will
go."
The image of a red tide bloom reaching Biblical
proportions as a result of iron fertilization is some-
thing to give one pause, isn't it?

Sandscript factoid
From Dr. Robert A. Metzger, electrical engineer
and writer:
"The atmosphere holds 720 billion tons of car-
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Wind blows out offshore fishing; pompano, sheepshead OK


By Capt. David Futch
Wind from every direction continues to wreak
havoc on offshore fishermen, most of whom said the
best they can do is troll for grouper.
Pompano, sheepshead, snook and trout have turned
on inside the bays.
Bruce Shearer at Annie's Bait & Tackle said not
many folks went out Thanksgiving Day, but the day af-
ter, when the wife went shopping, the boys went fishing.
Shearer said Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-
Jay II out of Annie's caught sheepshead as the "con-
vict" fish started biting on cue. Also, flounder, man-
grove snapper, a few snook, redfish and black drum are
around for the taking. He said he hooked a 40-pound
cobia in north Sarasota Bay using shrimp.
Capt. Sam Kimball on the Legend out of Annie's
said he's been catching nice gags in 50 to 65 feet of
water. Mangrove snapper also showed in numbers
while the flounder started turning on and should get
better and better over the next couple of weeks.
Carl Shaner at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle
said anglers have been doing good on sheepshead.
"They're nice ones. Big. It's that time of year,"
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able. Pompano are hitting jigs tipped with shrimp.
That's always a good fish to go after this time of year.
Fishermen tell me they're catching them off Coquina
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on right now. The water is just exploding with them."
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said
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you get to them.
"The No. 1 best way to catch them is with live shrimp
or sandfleas," Lowman said. "Artificial lures like round-
headed yellow or white jigs can be deadly. You can tip the
jig with a shrimp or sandflea, but when they're biting, you
don't need to do use anything but the jig.
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the next and just keeps clocking around in a circle. I'm
trolling for grouper right now because of this wind."
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip Tide in Holmes
Beach said he didn't even bother to go out last week.
Denham, who fishes farther offshore than most guides,
said he wasn't about to go out 20 miles with the wind
blowing as hard as it has been.
"The wind kept me in all week," Denham said. "I
never even got a chance to go out."


PINEY POINT
BOAT RAMP

CLOSED

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Port Manatee is doing .
something to make fishing
and boating better. During
an extensive seagrass
restoration and mitigation 'Salty'Sol Fleischman
effort, the boating facilities The Deanof
at Piney Point will be Florida Sportscasters
closed. When the new boat ramp is complete,
you will be welcomed to enjoy the new facilities
at your leisure. The port will provide improved
parking and roving security.

Until then, please help Port Manatee protect
shallow water seagrasses and manatees. Avoid
areas identified with buoys and channel
markers. Please do not operate your boat
engine in areas identified as prop-free zones.


Manatee
Thi rih tur on'tampa BaN


If your boat runs
aground, pole or push
your way to deeper
water.
With your cooperation,
the new Port Manatee
Piney Point Boat Ramp
will be open soon.
Thank you for your
understanding and
patience during the port's
expansion.


300 Regal Cruise Way, Suite 1
Palmetto, FL 34221-6608
941-722-6621
www.portmanatee.com


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PECANS-MAMMOTH HALVES New crop $6.95 per
pound to benefit Island Players. Purchase at
SunCoast Real Estate or The Islander Newspaper.
Island Shopping Center, 5402 Gulf Drive at Holmes
Beach. 779-0202.

COMPUTER EQUIPMENT for sale. All Macintosh
products. 20-inch Apple color monitor, Power Mac
7100/66 hard drive. UMax Scanner. Pioneer Cd-Rom
carousel changer. Two portable zip drives, one Jazz
drive. Discs for each. 778-1102.

LARGE WOOD BAKER'S cabinet. Holds full-size
sheet pans. Glass doors on top, sliding wood doors
on bottom with shelves for storage. Good shape.
Needs paint or decoration. 778-1102.

Moving In?

Moving Out?
Moving Up?
Call Karen Day
S 788-6696
Evenings: 779-2237

Mike Norman Realty, inc.
3101 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach


WANTED to buy Schwinn exercise bike. Call 778-
9341.

LADIES ARCTIC-WHITE fox jacket, size small. For
anyone going north or Christmas gift. Almost new,
bought for $1,200, asking $450, or best offer. Phone
779-0500.

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

DINING ROOM SET-octagon shape table, oak and
glass with four off-white upholstered arm chairs,
$275, 778-3643.

FOR SALE beautiful rattan sided sofa chair and ot-
toman, excellent condition, $250. 761-1493.


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RENT ME ... I'M ON THE GULF!
Available January and February 2001, a sea
odyssey at 849 North Shore Drive. 3BR/2BA, loaded
with all the amenities and outstanding! Rent by the
month, or can be rented by the week in January 2001.
Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, FI 34216
Phone & Fax: (941)778-1222
E-Mail: dougdowling@earthlink.net
www.dougdowling.com


Tropicarfi
Properties


5500 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
941-779-2580


723 Key Royale Dr. North Point Harbour,
Incredible panoramic view of Tampa Bay and
Skyway Bridge. 128 ft. of seawalled Bayfront
beauty. 3 bedrooms (two master suites) and 3.5
baths. Gourmet kitchen, dock and boat lift.
$1,085,000.
720 Key Royale Dr. North Point Harbour.
Under construction. 5BR/3.5BA, formal dining
room, library, elevator, deep-water seawalled
canal access to Tampa Bay. January occu-
pancy. $995,000.
VACANT LOTS
201 Spring Ave., Anna Maria $125,000.
808 North Shore Dr., Gulfview. $300,000.


Thi Islander


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

NOTARY PUBLIC, CIVIL marriages and renewal of
wedding vows. Sunset beach setting or where ever.
Norman R. Veenstra, 778-5834.

FREE SODA CANS! Now that we got your attention-
yes! We take free soda cans at the Bradenton Beach
Recycling Center at Coquina Bayside. We also take
newspaper and corrugated cardboard. Open seven
days a week, 8:30am-1 pm. Staffed by valued volun-
teers. Call and become one at 778-1005, ext. 3. Let's
save our earth recycle.

TRASH, TREASURES and plant sale. Doughnuts,
bagels, coffee, tea at Recreation Hall Gulfshore of
Longboat Key. Dec. 2, Saturday, 8am.


FIRST MOVING SALE, clothes, Christmas, shoes,
misc. Saturday Dec. 2, noon-2pm. 756 N. Shore
Drive, Anna Maria.




RENTALS
Annual / Seasonal / Monthly / Weekly

VACATION RENTAL
1. .' $M 1 i1`' iI


Enjoy the gorgeous view from this 3BR Flamingo
Cay pool home. Call Gayle Schulz for details,
778-0770.

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



JIULIE McCLURE
Estate And
Household
Sales

Antique And
Personal
Property
Appraisals

SConsultations
My 20 years of appraising and 25 years of sales
means I can offer you a qualified service to help in
the disposition of your fine antiques, art, and
household furnishings. I will be happy to send you
a resume and references.
(941) 746-2100
Member of Appraisers Association of America


Nobody in the World Sells More Real Estate


GULFSTREAM REALTY
Each office independently owned & operated


than RE/MAX

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24-HOUR FREE REAL ESTATE INFORMATION
HOTLINE CALL 1-888-217-9233 FREE REPORTS
How to avoid 7 $82,900. Great starter 37 tips to increase
costly mistakes home.2BR/1.5BA, 24-hour the value of your
when selling your free recorded message, home and ensure a
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ONLY 500 FEET TO BEACHI This lovely two bedroom home
features greatroom design plus charming one bedroom
apartment ideal for guests or rental income. Situated on
95x131 foot lot on a quiet Gulfside street in Holmes
Beach. In area of attractive and newer homes and of-
fered at $575,000!









ALMOST 1200 SQUARE FEET of living area in this charm-
ing and immaculate 2BR/2BA home. Whether you like
tennis or the beach, you're a short distance away plus
enjoy outdoor entertaining on the lovely open deck and
patio surrounded with lovely tropical foliage. This won't
last long as turkey furnished for $229,900.

MA
Since
MARIE 19'57' LIC REAL ESTATE
FRANKLIN REALTY BROKER
'We ARE the Island."
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria. Florida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250


S FRAN MAXON

REAL ESTATE, Inc.
9701 Gulf Drive-PO Box 717 *Anna Maria, FL 34216
(941)778-2307. 1-800-306-9666
www.franmaxonrealestate.com
Oy? Sales and Rentals nP3u

* Seasonal Rentals Available 2001! *

3 month minimum, starting at $1,200 per month.
* Annual Rentals *
2B1R1.5BA Holmes Beach ~ $800 per month
2BR/2BA Holmes Beach ~ $725 per month
3BR/2BA Bradenton Home ~ $875 per month
3BPJ3RBA Executive Home $2,500


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"WALK WITH ME..."
r in paradise at


ANNA MARIA


SliANCoast
REAL ESTATE, INC.


Gloria Schorpp Helen White Mary Ann Schmidt
KEY ROYALE
3BR/2BA furnished home on sailboat water with di-
rect access to Tampa Bay. Split plan, two-car garage,
caged pool, nicely landscaped. $ 419,900.
BEACH HOUSE
4BR/4BA turnkey furnished beach house west of
Gulf Drive in historic Anna Maria City. Large lot,
great rental. $589,000.
ANNA MARIA WATERFRONT
4BR/4BA contemporary Island home. Tropical set-
ting with lush landscaping. Three decks, cathedral
ceilings, wet bar, wood floors, custom carpeting, boat
dock. $629,000.
SEASIDE GARDENS PRIVATE DOCK
1 BR/1BA turnkey furnished villa with your own private
dock. Very nice water view, central location, convenient
to everything. Covered parking. $142,500.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB
2BR/2BA Gulffront turnkey furnished condo. Gor-
geous Gulf view, beautiful beach, heated pool, excellent
rental income. $475,000.


Julie Gilstrap-Royal Patti Mariljeren
ATTENTION PROPERTY OWNERS
Were you satisfied with your seasonal rental income?
We will be glad to give you a rental income projection
on your property, just call us at 1-800-732-6434.

ANNUAL RENTALS
308 S. BAY BLVD. 3BR/2BA house direct
bayfront, furnished $1,800 rno.
7104 MARINA DR. 3BR/2BA house, pool. $2,000 mo.
SEASONAL RENTALS .
Condominiums and Homes Weekly/Monthly
from $500 week/ $1000 month
NEW LISTING 689-2 Palm- Drive
1BR/1BA .Jple, garage $600 mo.

779-0202 (800) 732-6434
ANNA MARIA

MLS a SliUCaXs
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REAL ESTATE, INC.


Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 www.suncoastinc.com
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DICK MAHER
AND
DAVE JONES
ISLAND SPECIALISTS .,; ', .



Simplify Your Search!
Call anytime for a consultation,


Where advertising works fast!


Frank Davis .'-
Broker
BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED
ground-level home at the end of a ca-
nal with boat dock with water and elec-
tric. This unique design has nine-foot
S beamed ceilings throughout, an open
split plan with 3BR/2BA. Bedroom
wings embrace an arbored courtyard.
$329,000. MLS#71222.
Marianne Correll WATERFRONT HOMES:
Realtor
2306 Canasta Dr........... $895,000
631 Foxworth Lane .. NEW $889,000
527 72nd Street.................$589,000
524 Key Royale Dr ... NEW $449,000
5913 Flotilla Dr............. $340,000
*V 5800 Flotilla Dr ........ NEW $329,000


Bob Fittro
Realtor


203 55th Street


$319,000


603 Baronet Lane ............ $299,900
462 63rd Street ............ $199,000

t- WATERFRONT
SAND ISLAND CONDOS:
5806 Gulf Drive ....... NEW $299,000
Richard Freeman Waters Edge Condo ....... $249,000
Realtor 3705 East Bay Drive ........... $139,000

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


Broker/Realtor


Tom Nelson
Realtor


Nick Patsios
Broker/Realtor


VACANT LOTS:
3104 Avenue F ........ NEW $575,000
110 Mangrove ............... $249,000
4006 6th Avenue Lot #1-4 each ... $149,000
305 Clark Drive........ NEW $149,000
404 Magnolia Avenue .........$125,000

DUPLEXES/TRIPLEXES
MULTI FAMILY PROPERTIES:
4109 Gulf Drive ............ $489,000
313 62nd Street............ $219,900
6504 Holmes Blvd........... $199,900

MAINLAND:
2418 90th Street NW......$3,195,000
1411 56th Street .............. $78,000 ,


PERICO ISLAND & BAY CLUB:

11434 Perico Isles Circle.. NEW $249,000
11319 Perico Isles Circle .... $248,000
1262 Spoonbill Landings.... $189,900

Chris Shaw COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES
Realtor
9915 Manatee Ave........... $1,495,000
S 812 North Bay Blvd ......... $879,900
310 Pine Ave .................. $294,500

S WE ALSO HAVE RENTALS!
oI a Vacation Annual
Marilyn Trevethan Property Management
Realtor






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RUMMAGE SALE Friday Dec. 1, 9am-1pm. Golf
clubs, chairs, luggage, lamps, clothes, books, pic-
tures, denims and small appliances. St. Bernard Ac-
tivity Center, 43rd St., Holmes Beach.

BACKYARD SALE, Saturday, December 2. Chest,
night stand, twin bed, linens, blankets, dishes, jew-
elry, goodies galore. 4501 2nd Ave., Holmes Beach.

HUGE GARAGE SALE Saturday Dec. 2, 8am-5pm.
121 48th St., Holmes Beach.

YOU GOTTA SEE IT! Dec. 2 and 3, 8am-3pm. Sale
for crafters, sewers, acher/bowhunters and lovers of
- "stuff." Also, handcrafted souvenirs and gifts. 2512
Avenue B (rear), Bradenton Beach.

HUGE GREAT yard sale. Saturday, Dec. 2. 106 77th
St., Holmes Beach. Seven-piece wicker living room
set, gifts. Multi-family.

GARAGE SALE, Saturday, Dec. 2. 8am-2pm. Mus-
tang parts, furniture, household items. 231 Lakeview
Drive, Anna Maria.



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




One of the biggest names
in mortgages is right in
your own backyard.
en you choose Chase you
are guaranteed by a variety
of products offered by one of the
nation's top mortgage lenders.
Plus, the knowledge of loan
officers like Ron Hayes who
are familiar with and dedicated
to your local community.
RON HAYES
So, whatever your mortgage
needs fixed rate, adjustable rate, jumbo, govern-
ment, call Ron locally for a free consultation at
(941) 761-9808 (24 hours) or (800) 559-8025.

| CHASE|
Monhotton Mortgage Corporotion

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



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



OFFSHORE CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Glenn
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), stainless steel prop,
Bimini, cover, swim platform, Coast Gaurd 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. Call 778-0608 or
725-1895.




SSimply the Best









Rochelle Marianne Lisa Sally
Largest and best selection of
rentals on Anna Maria Island!

Mike f-V 778-6696
Norman 1-800-367-1617
3101 Gulf Drive
Realty inc. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
www.mikenormanrealty.com






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419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 P0 Box 2150
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294









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WNVMIIN WATERFRONT FAMILY HOHE
This charming and spacious 4BR/3.5BA Island residence
captures the essence of old Florida, featuring hardwood
floors, tongue-in-groove paneling, wood-burning fireplace
with built-in bookcases on both sides, lovely formal dining
room and wonderful high ceilings with fans. The spacious,
free flowing floor plan offers a generous entry hallway,
cheerful country-style kitchen with hand-stenciled cabinets
and a sunny adjoining family room. There are two shady
decks and a fully-fenced back yard. Other amenities in-
clude a 25-foot boat dock with direct bay and Gulf access,
convenient circular driveway with porte cochere and lovely
tropical landscaping plus, rose garden. The ground level
bedroom and bath would make an ideal mother-in-law
quarters. Priced to sell at only $449,000.
Visit our Website at www.betsyhills.com


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

WANTED storage space for small 15-foot boat and
trailer. Will pay $30/month for a space in your ga-
rage, beside or behind your house. Call 778-4258.

WANTED dockage for 25-foot boat until May, pos-
sibly longer. Water for wash down, occasional ac-
cess to electricity. Vicinity of Magnolia Avenue. $75-
$100/month. Call 779-2061. Please leave message.



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 Li-
brary. Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-
6247.

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P I REALTOR.
26 Years of Professional Service
OUR LISTINGS DON'T EXPIRE THEY SELL.
RESIDENTIAL
3BR/2.5BA CANALFRONT, seawall, heated pool. Large home with
dream kitchen, open, greatrooms and more. $354,900.
PINEBROOK DORAL MODEL- 2BR/2BA, golf course. $123,000.
TARA 2,504 sq.ft. living area. 3BR/2BA, pool, cathedral ceilings,
dream kitchen, overlooks golf course, class A membership. $289,000.
NEW ON MARKET 3BR/2BA Wildewood Villa. Beautifully deco-
rated, glass-enclosed lanai. $117,900.
COMMERCIAL
STYLING SALON Eight stations, established over 35 years. $39,000. OBO.
HISTORIC BRIDGE STREET 2,700 sq.ft.. three stores, 150 ft.
to bay. Can add to size. Developing area. $354,900.
GULFVIEW LOT- 100 by 90 ft., zoned C-2. $150,000.
WALGREENS Triple net AAA investment. Ask for Marge. Heidrun or Dolly.
RENTALS
VACATION AND 2001 SEASONAL AVAILABLE
GULFFRONT CONDOS, HOMES, APARTMENTS
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
tdy41@aol.com www.tdollyyoungrealestate.com


Jingle Solds .

Jingle Solds .t

Jingle All the Solds o

If you want to sell your house

Reach Richard right away! /


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at 1-800-865-0800


or log onto ReachRichard.com
for a real estate adventure!


E mail: srealty4@tampabay.rr.com
Web site: www.smithrealtors.com


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GULFSIDE VILLAGE WEST OF GULF DRIVE.
Luxurious four-unit complex with one unit remaining
for sale. 3BR/2.5BA land condo with approximately
1,700+ sq.ft of living area. Double garage and stor-
age area, appliances, solid surface counter tops,
security system, central vac, Gulfview, short walk to
beach. Ready for occupancy now. Priced at
$425,000. Call Carol Williams 744-0700 eves.
VILLAGE GREEN. Tastefully decorated villa on se-
cluded street just steps to the pool. Open floor plan with
large master suite, vinyl enclosed lanai, family room
and double garage. Ceramic tile and carpeting, all
appliances and ceiling fans. Immediate possession.
$142,900. Call Carol Williams 744-0700 eves.


REALTORS


5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
Nous parlons francais
Mit uns koennen Sie deutsch reden
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MLS [B 1


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

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 properties.
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/hour. To apply, call 383-5511.

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

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, Monday-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.

CARETAKER for elderly gentleman three days a
week on Longboat Key. References. 383-5045.


DON & KAREN SCHRODER, REALTORS

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

SRV/LM f GULFSTREAM
I^Jzf K w y REALTY
941-778-2200






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PROPERTIE LLCO
REAL ESTATE SALES AND RENTALS
ISLAND AND MAINLAND PROPERTIES

BIG
ANNOUNCEMENT!
11 new rental properties
Available weekly and monthly
Many openings for this winter season
Book Now!

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


DISHWASHER needed. Great pay, great day hours.
Apply at Brian's Sunnyside Up Cafe, 5360 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. No phone calls.

CASHIERS full-time or part-time, 1:30pm-11:00pm.
Deli help full-time or part-time, 5am-3pm. Good pay,
employee discounts, health insurance available.
Apply in person at Jessie's Island Store, E.O.E., 5424
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

COOKS/PREP PERSON needed Hurricane Hanks,
5346 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, 778-5788.

ISLAND HEALTH FOOD store. Experience helpful,
healthy lifestyle a must. Flexible hours. 778-5181.

DAY HOSTESS and day/night dishwashers needed.
Apply in person at Ooh La La! or call Chef Damon
778-5320. 5406 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.



MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, mulching,
trimming, clean-up, edgings, and more. Hard-work-
ing and responsible. Excellent references. Edward
778-3222.

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

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

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

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

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


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 1 BR/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


WAGNER QEALTY
YOUR HOMETOWN REALTOR SINCE 1939
941 778-2246 800 211-2323
2217 GULF DRIVE NORTH BRADENTON BEACH


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

QUALITY CARPENTRY and repairs. Call 795-1947.

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

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

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

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

JADES CLEANING 18-years experience. Island only,
very thorough. Contact Ruth Howle 761-3053/home,
228-0862/cell.

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





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EAST COUNTY. 2BR/2BA home
that has already had many improve-
ments! A/C, ceramic tile, window
coverings and refaced cabinets. Lo-
cated in fast growing east county
area, close to everything. $83,500.
IB46305
PEACEFUL VIEW. Lakeview from
this 3BR/2BA home. Large open
rooms include a den and family room.
Deck, fireplace and separate mother-
in-law apartment. $180,000.
IB45903.


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


VILLAGE GREEN POOL HOME.
SExceptional 2BR/2BA, in lush tropi-
cal setting. $145,900. Denise
A Langlois, 751-1155. IB70328.
TOP SEEING AGENT-OTOBER




SEASONAL RENTALS
Looking for yourself or friends up north? Due to cancellations,
we have a few choice seasonal rentals available. Call Bob Lohse
778-0766 to discuss your needs.

5350 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
(941) 778-0766 (877) 924-9001
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"Quality work at a reasonable price.
Licensed/Insured Serving Anna Maria Island Since 1986 761-8900


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



Water Damaged Drywall Hand & Spray Texture
PROFESSIONAL PAINTING
Clean, Honest, Reliable More than 20-years experience
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IsIland C vstom Tops
Complete Corian Counter Top Service
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Dupont Certified
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Drywall Ceiling Repair
Custom Wall Finishing Interior/Exterior
25 Yrs Experience Cell 650-7871 Eves 778-9506



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


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in Manatee County!
Full service exterior and interior
Owned and operated by
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NEED A NEW FENCE? We do all kinds, vinyl and
wood, at reasonable prices. Please call for your free
estimate. 778-1098.

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

INDIVIDUAL SEEKING permanent position. Light
cooking, cleaning, errands and will also clean small
businesses, offices, rental property. Superb refer-
ences to verify ability, honesty and dependability.
Twenty-five-years experience. Call 761-9705 or
(613)512-6353.

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.

COMPANION, friend, helper. Retired, reliable, mar-
ried, 50 plus. Activities, errands, shopping, household
misc.. Need someone? Call me 778-2464.

IF YOU WOULD like your home really clean and or-
ganized, call Ava at 778-0403.

JIM'S VIDEO AND COMPUTER SERVICES, wed-
dings, real estate and more. Editing, titles, effects.
Call 778-5057 leave message. jvideo2001 @aol.com.


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

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

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

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

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 con-
tractors. 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 estimates.
34-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at 778-1730.


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

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

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.

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AND HARDWARE
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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 years experience. 941-778-3526 or 730-0516.

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.

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.

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
Village. $2,800 per month. Excalibur Realty, Inc.
792-5566.

PANORAMIC VIEW of three bridges from every
room. 1 and 2 bedrooms, fully furnished, ground
floor, small quiet complex. No smoking/pets. Steps
to beach. Available now thru Dec. and season.
778-7107.

FALL ACCOMMODATIONS SPECIAL. Efficiency
(cooking) units. One person $200/week; Two people
$250/week. $25 deposit. Larger units available. Ends
Dec. 15. Haley's Motel, 8102 Gulf Drive. 778-5405.


AUTUMN SPECIAL 1BR/2BA fully equipped apart-
ment, steps to beach, Anna Maria Island. Pets wel-
come. $298/week, $998/month. 778-1098.

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 Pirates Den 2BR apartments.
Stones throw to beach. Heated pool. Available until
Dec. 30. $500/week. Very Clean. 778-4368.

WALK TO BEACH. Seasonal Holmes Beach 1 BR/
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 seasonal. Minimum three-month
lease. Call 795-8840.

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

SEASONAL RENTAL 2BR/2BA Martinque South
condo recently updated. Available January through
April, $3,200/month. Call Jeff Kenrick, 713-5478,
Marina Pointe Realty Co.

FURNISHED DUPLEX, Holmes Beach. 1 BR/1 BA 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 water, 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.
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SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA, second floor, newly decorated
on Intracoastal with dock. Washer/dryer, dishwasher,
no smoking, pets on approval. All inclusive $2,300/
month. December-April. 778-0349 or 794-5980.

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

SEASONAL/ANNUAL Holmes Beach, 3BR/3BA
townhouse. Beautiful decor with pool, garage and all
amenities. Walk to beach and shops. //8 01-7
www.annamariaislandtownhomecoim.

SEASONAL RENTAL Holmes Beach 21DR/2BA,
completely 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.

OFFICE/WORKSHOP, center of Holmes Beach.
Vacant December 1. $425/month. You paint, no de-
posit. Call 778-4010.

ONE BLOCK to beach. 1 BR/1 BA duplex furnished
down to towels. Available January, February, March,
no pets. $1,500/month. (863)696-4352.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA. Fantastic view, large deck,
washer/dryer, utilities included. $1,500/month. One-
room efficiency, $800/month. Bradenton Beach, 778-
7820.

CHRISTMAS, NEW YEAR 2BR/2BA rental available due
to cancellation. Gulffront complex, condo, heated pool,
beach, lighted tennis courts, Jacuzzi. Call 794-8877.

HOLMES BEACH new 2000, nicely furnished 2BR/
2BA steps to beach, library, food, shopping. $2,300-
$2,900 available now through April. 779-2168.

VACATION RENTAL 2BR/2BA available now. Short walk
to beach. north Holmes Beach location. 778-1532.

HOLMES BEACH efficiency with large, screened
lanai. Close to beach. Furnished and clean. 778-
5382.


BAYFRON DUPLEX, 1BR/1 BA, furnished seasonal
$1 ,jj-..' ill i for December, $1,400/month for Janu-
ary. Annual unfurnished i,.'.C ,...nth. 109 13th St.
South, Bradenton Beach. 322-2101.

ANNUAL HENTAL, lI .ui.jlIl 3BR/2BA, pool, unit
close to the beach, is nearing completion. Call Jeff
Kenrick, Marina Pointe r,. 1ll/, /13-5478.

SEASONAI RENTIALS available December'lir. iilh
April. i2R/2BA caniallront horne, or 2BR/2BA
Martinque Soutli unit with great views. Call Jeff
Kenrick, Pointe Realty, 713-5478.

YEARLY 2BR/1BA apartment, upstairs, waterfront,
no pets. $675/month. Call 761-7471.

ANNUAL RENTALS, spacious 2BR/1.5BA, utility
room, washer/dryer hoop-up. Carport, storage, $800/
month. Holmes Beach 2BR/2BA, storage, washer/
dryer hoop-up, $725/month. No pets. Call Fran
Maxon Real Estate, 778-2307.

SEASONAL 2BR/2BA now available January, Feb-
ruary and March. Three months for $6,600. Recently
remodeled, fully furnished suite. All amenities, ga-
rage, washer/dryer, pool cable, VCR. One block to
Publix and beach. One-half block to Duffys. Excellent
location, 778-4560 or 920-4539.

QUIET, responsible, working, Christian woman seek-
ing 1BR/1BA. Utilities, washer/dryer included. Late
December, annual lease. References. 778-0103 be-
fore 9am, afterr 7pm.



2BR/2BA ELEVATED HOME, Holmes Beach, new siding,
paint and carpet. Large screened room with hot tub. Large
sundeck above three-car garage. 300 feet 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.

PERICO BAY CLUB, 2BR villa, private water 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.

UPDATED 2BR/2BA split plan. Includes your own
dock with electricity. Heated pool and tennis court.
Deep canal. Asking $134,500. Call 795-0613.

PERICO BAY CLUB condo. 2BR/2BA, vaulted ceil-
ing, one story unit with attached garage. Private, rear
deck faces mangrove trees and bird sanctuary with
water views, $148,500. (941)795-8370.

SALON FOR SALE on Cortez Road West. 798-3754.

BAYFRONT ESTATE, 2 houses and duplex. Newly
painted and re-roofed. Spectacular view, $525,000.
109 13th St. S., Bradenton Beach.

CANAL HOME no bridges, one block walk to beach.
1,410 sq. ft., one-car garage. $300,000. 226 Chilson,
Anna Maria, Thomas/Smith Associates. 813-220-1269.

260 FEET on Palma Sola Bay, zoned RDD4.5., $239,000.
Call Sam Watkins, Coldwell Banker, 321-8323.



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Additional lines $3.00 each. Box: $3.00. Ads must be paid in
advance. Stop by or mail to 5404 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach,
FL 34217. We're located next to Ooh La La in the Island Shop-
ping Center. More information: 778-7978.

EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All real estate advertis-
ing herein is subject to the Fair Housing Act, which makes it
illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation or discrimination
based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status
or national origin, or intention to make any such preference,
limitation or discrimination." Familial status includes children
under age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, preg-
nant women and people securing custody of children udadei-
18. This newspaper will not knowing accept any advertising
for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are
hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspa-
per are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain
of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-a69-9777, for the
hearing impaired (0) 1-800-543-8294.


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






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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


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








KEY ROYALE CANAL HOME. Spa-
cious 3BR/2BA home with solar heated
pool and boat dock. Direct access to
Tampa Bay. $375,000. Call Dick
Maher or Dave Jones 778-4800.


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

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DRAMATIC CONTEMPORARY HOME on Anna
Maria Island. Captivating Gulfview from this custom-
designed home by renowned architect Gene Leedy.
Just steps to white sandy beaches of the Gulf of
Mexico. $999,000. Sandy Drapala 749-5797 or
Kathy Marcinko 252-1618. 44232
WATERFRONT
FABULOUS MIGUEL BAY PROPERTY.
Cracker style 2BR home with separate guest
quarters. Magnificent sunsets, view of Sun-
shine Skyway Bridge. $495,000. John Koeck
722-9160. 71419
BEAUTIFUL BAY VIEW. Bright and open
second floor unit in a prestigious gated com-
munity with pools, tennis and club activities.
Close to Gulf Beaches. $129,900. Chuck
West 374-3211. 71442


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
PERFECT LOCATION. Close to beaches, boat
ramp, national park, schools. Beautifully main-
tained 4BR home with formal and informal living
areas, fireplace and sparkling pool. $234,900.
Sandy Drapala 749-5797 or Kathy Marcinko
252-1618. 70823
TROPICAL LAKEFRONT SETTING. Spotless
2BR plus den or office. Glass enclosed lanai
spacious master bath. Wonderful clubhouse
and heated pool. Great west side location.
$124,900. Sandy Drapala 749-5797 or Kathy
Marcinko 252-1618. 71313


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No. 1119

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MRS. HERR'S LUNCH
BY CATHY MILLHAUSER / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ


ACROSS
1 Proper name in
Masses
5 David's biblical
predecessor
9Tennis stroke
13Zenith
17 Big Daddy
portrayer, in "Cat
on a Hot Tin
Roof'
18 It's involved in
arm-twisting
190n delay
21 Mother of Hera
220n the way to the
bus stop to _

24... Mrs. Herr
decided she'd
albums
26 Going nowhere
27 Realm of
Morpheus
29 Ancient medium
30 Bound
33 New Hampshire
is famous for
them
34 Instigated
35At lunch with
friends she
of meat back and
ordered seafood
40 Enthralled
41 Rival of Bjorn
42 Sheathe
43 A fore
44 Spot remover?
48 Confessional list
49 Bond classic



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50 Just as she started
to to her lips

53... the waitress
tried to
57 Actress Myrna
58 Ear-related
59 Marked down
60Ore of lead
62 Newspaper
department
63 A drink was
spilled all over
her wallet and
she had to
clean
68 Effigy
72 Drawers
73 Some Italian
designs
78 Woody Allen title
role
79 Full of: Suffix
80 Next, she in
the car and
wanted to get it
home
84The waitress took
forever with the
checks and then
change
87 Kind of bean
88 Chase of old
game shows
89 Feat
90 Unhandled
91 Wish, with "to"
94 Occupy
95 Yemeni port
96 When she came
back to top off
the drinks, the
waitress cup
99 Order of the
British Empire
and others
103 Chooses


104 Knock off
105 Orbital far point
106Gourmet's sense
108 Cyclical thing
113 By then Mrs.
Herr was ready to
for
incompetence
115 She wanted to
for
suggesting the
place!
118 Prayed, in Paris
119 Smiths
120 He and she
121 With competence
122 Without
123 Has
124 Trader's abhr.
125 Quarter-pint

DOWN
1 Guitarist Hendrix
2 Flush (with)
3 Biological bristle
4 Not a teetotaler
5 South Carolina
county or its seat
6 Menu phrase
7 Verse starter?
8 Actress Diane
9Spot remover
10 Filmdom's lan
and Celeste
11 They fly by night
12 Low-tech missile
13 Like Niagara
Falls
14 Steadying wedge
15 Singer Travis
16 Lightened
19They're made
during tantrums
20 Baster, basically


STUMPED?


23 Decree
25"Curses!"
28 Villa (town
near Atlanta)
31 Echopractic ones
32 Feather,
zoologically
34 "The Human
Comedy"
novelist
35 Big tech stock
36 Young Gonzalez
37 Complements on
diamonds
38 "The
Gondoliers"
flower girl
39E.P.A. concern:
Abhr.
40 Allow for
business growth.
say
44Swing around
45 He's a deer
46 Bradley, the
G.I.'s General
47 Capital near
Lillestrom
49 Vicr preceder
51 Actor McCowen
52 Arose
54Claim
55Farming prefix
56 Valleys
61 Have trouble
with assessors?
64 Those cited
65 Apart at the
seams
66 River of
Frankfurt
67Still getting
around
68Shirt label
69 Ancient Iranian


70 Lotion ingredient
71 Surround
74Overlook
75 Ariz. neighbor
76 Linen tape for
trimmings
77 Days-old
81 Name part: Abbr.
82 Looks straight in
the eye, say
83 Flip


85 Maryland Air
Force base
86 Old home
decorations
92 Fretted
instruments
93 Attention-getter
95 Violinist Leopold
97Tailbone
98 Mayberry minor


99 Padlocks lock 109 Rocky
them projection
100Theater offering 110 Prefix with polar
101 Kind of situation 111 Gussy (up)
2Sigmoid s 112 Form of nitrite

103 Sturdy, in a way 114"Well, ookee
106Stemhere!
107This one, in 116 Man with a law
Spain 117 Cold front?


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Braden river. Cypress ceilings, two-car garage (one
drive-thru), seawall. Well maintained. $149,900.
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possibilities. 4.8 acres commercial and 2.5 acres residen-
tial. $319,900. Chard Winheim 778-2261. MLS#42065


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VILLAS OF EL CONQUISTADOR 2BR/2BA end unit
in perfect condition. Oversized two-car garage, big mas-
ter bath and huge lanai with view of golf course and
lakes. $148,900. Gary Larison 778-2261. MLS#70799


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SEASONAL RENTALS
AVAILABLE

Anna Maria Island, Perico Bay
Club, Bradenton, Terra Ceia.

Call Barbara Parrish 778-9611
Toll Free 1-877-651-0123


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hood. Great location for schools and beaches. No
flood insurance required. Home warranty. $129,000.
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BAYSHORE CONDO Enjoy your tropical view in
this darling second floor furnished unit. Updated
kitchen, elevator, clubhouse and pool are included.
$31,000. Rose Schnoerr 778-2261. MLS#71330


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