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Skimming the news ... 7The year in review for Anna Maria Island ... see page 4.


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Volume 9, no. 7, Dec. 27, 2000 FREE


Cortez buying protective shield: 95 acres


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Cortez got freedom for Christmas freedom from
high-rises next door, freedom from fear of losing its
identity to aggressive urban sprawl.
A village organization will buy 95 acres of prime
land along the eastern edge of town, stretching from
Cortez Road to the bay. Known as the Shewe prop-
erty, it won't be free; but then it has been half gift


Seven vie for 2

Anna Maria

commission seats
By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
Seven candidates have qualified to run for two
seats on the Anna Maria City Commission.
They will compete for the seats of Vice Mayor Doug
Wolfe and Commissioner Bob Barlow, whose terms ex-
pire in February 2001. Neither sought re-election.
Qualifying for the election closed at noon Friday,
Dec. 22.
Jason Cimino of 519 Pine Ave., Linda Cramer of
9702 Gulf Drive, George McKay of 305 Iris St., John
Michaels of 410 Poinsettia Road, Diana Milesko of 832
S. Bay Blvd., Jeffrey Smith of 302 Poinsettia Road, and
Charles Webb of 502 Magnolia St., have all met the
qualifications to run for election.
Cimino lists his main source of income as his
handyman and printing businesses. This will be his
third attempt to gain election in Anna Maria. He was
unsuccessful in his bid to be mayor in 2000 and com-
missioner in 1999.
Cramer, who is a painting contractor, is making her
first run for the commission.
Veteran candidate/commissioner McKay has
served on the commission in the past. He was first
elected in 1987. He twice forfeited his commission seat
to run for mayor unsuccessfully, once in 1994, regain-
ing his seat on the commission the following year. He
gave up his seat again, only to lose the mayoral bid to
Gary Deffenbaugh early this year. He owns L&M Con-
struction and Hideaway Inc.
Michaels, a real estate broker, also ran unsuccessfully
in 2000. He is making his second run for the commission.
Milesko, a newcomer to Anna Maria politics, lists
her principal source of income as her husband's job
with AT&T. She is the editor of a writer's newsletter
titled "RoughDraft."
Smith, a retiree, is also a newcomer to Anna Maria
politics.
Webb, an attorney, is making his first bid for the
commission as well. He presently serves on the city's
planning and zoning board.
The election for the two two-year terms will be held
Tuesday, Feb. 13, at Anna Maria City Hall. The two can-
didates with the most votes will take office in March.
Anyone wanting to vote in the election must reg-
ister by Tuesday, Jan. 16.
Registration forms are available at the post office,
Anna Maria City Hall, the Manatee County Supervisor
of Elections office and at The Islander.
They must be in the hands of the election
supervisor's office, or postmarked, no later than Jan.
16, 2001.


from the beginning.
The price is $250,000, payable over four years.
Title will be with FISH, Florida Institute of Saltwater
Heritage, a strictly Cortez organization which has the
first payment already in hand.
Blue Fulford, president of FISH, exulted, "This
will keep another Perico Island out of our backyard,"
referring to Arvida Co.'s 898-unit proposed'develop-
ment on a neighboring island on Manatee Avenue.


"It will be a buffer for Cortez," said FISH Trea-
surer Karen Bell. "It will keep encroachment away."
Negotiations have been long and complex but
amiable, Bell noted. The property is part of the estate
of Robert Shewe, a Florida land investor who died a
few years ago in Illinois.
Manatee County thought of buying the wetland
PLEASE SEE CORTEZ, NEXT PAGE


Wetland, upland property to go to Cortez
Thanks to a generous offer by Louise Shewe, the village of Cortez will be able to get 95 acres of property
east of the village fronting Sarasota Bay, at the right of the picture above.. The land will serve as a
buffer zone from development. The $250,000 price tag will be payable in the course of four years.
Islander Photo: Courtesy Jack Elka Photography


Another street

vacation denied in

Bradenton Beach
By Paul Roat
The second request for a street vacation in as many
weeks has also been denied by Bradenton Beach city
commissioners.
Builder Steven Noriega, acting as agent for Rich-
ard J. Hickey, asked city commissioners to vacate
Bridge Street west of Gulf Drive. He said he would
maintain the 40-foot-wide street end through landscap-
ing and parking, and would re-dedicate it back to the
city. He also proposed giving the city another parcel of
land he owns just east of Gulf Drive.
Noriega said vacating the street would allow him
to add another unit in what would have been the set-
back area of a new condominium project he hopes to
PLEASE SEE VACATION, NEXT PAGE


Happenings

Y2K finale for mullet
smoking Saturday
Their final mullet smoke of 2000 will be
cooked up by the Anna Maria Island Privateers
Saturday, Dec. 30, at the Publix parking lot at
3900 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach.
Fresh-caught mullet will be smoked on the
spot by Privateers themselves and sold hot to all
comers from 8 a.m. until the mullet is gone.
Funds from the sale will go to the new boat/
float and to the youth programs of the Priva-
teers, civic service organization of Islanders,
Cortezians and other mainlanders.
The new float will replace the one the Pri-
vateers have used for almost 20 years. It is to be
completed in time for entry in the Gasparilla
Parade in Tampa Jan. 27 as part of the
Superbowl celebration.


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Cortez to get land
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
portion, 72 acres on the bayfront, but the owner wanted
to sell the whole package and indicated it would be
worth $5,000 an acre. The upland 23 acres are prime,
developable lands along Cortez Road.
At that point Cortez activist Linda Molto suggested
to Bell that Cortez somehow buy the property. Bell called
Gene Turner, longtime Arcadia real estate agent who was
keeping track of the property as a friend of the Shewes.
He and Louise Shewe, widow and prime heir to the
estate, came up with a generous offer: Valuing the prop-
erty at an admitted low $475,000, they would have Cortez
paying half and Mrs. Shewe donating the other half.
But the complexities of appraisals and legalisms
and tax considerations got in the way, and negotiations
had to slow down and take another tack.
The contract agreement signed late last week set
the total price at $250,000, no donation involved, and
a four-year payment schedule that Bell is confident can
be met. She noted that this arrangement will cost FISH
only $12,500 more than its originally expected share.
Closing will be next April 2, when FISH will make
the initial payment of $60,000. Each April 2 for the
next three years the organization will pay another
$63,000. FISH has made the interim down payment of
$1,000 asked for by the owner.
FISH already has more than $80,000 in the bank,
Bell said, most of it coming from events such as the
Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival last summer that
netted $25,000. And there are 10 pledges for $2,500
each already in hand, she said, and FISH will go after
more of those.
"But we're open to any help," Bell said. "A dollar
isn't too small."
An account to receive contributions has been
opened at the American Bank under "The FISH Pre-
serve."
For more information, call Fulford at 794-2455.


Trash, recyclable collection holiday changes


There will be no garbage or recycling collection
on New Year's Day for homeowners in Anna Maria,
Holmes Beach or Longboat Key, a spokesperson for
Waste Management said.
The alternate holiday collection day will be the
Saturday prior to the holiday, Dec. 30. Place all
items curbside by 7 a.m.


Vacation rejected
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
build at the site of the current Beach Barn.
"We're taking property, paying taxes on it, providing
public parking and public beach access, then re-dedicat-
ing it back to you," Noriega said. "It will allow the build-
ing to be a little wider, and I could get one more unit into
the building. It's a win-win-win situation."
However, residents-in attendance at last week's
public hearing didn't see it that way.
James Wall, representing the adjacent Moose
Lodge, said "Noriega is giving something to the city
that the Moose is entitled to have. I'm very uncomfort-
able with this."
Resident Anna O'Brien submitted a petition with
25 signatures of nearby residents who "did not want the
city to vacate a beach access."
Resident and motel owner Barbira Rodocker
called Bridge Street "the most significant street in the
city. It's the heart of the city and the gateway to the
Gulf. No part of it should ever be given away."
Resident Mollie Sandberg agreed with Rodocker.
"That is the centerpiece of our city, and I see no need
to grant his vacation request."
Resident Harry Brown called the beach and bay street
ends "the gift Bradenton Beach has for the general pub-
lic. I'm not in favor of vacating any street ends."


Waste Management will pick up Christmas
trees curbside on normal yard-waste collection
days after the holidays. All ornaments, lights,
icicles and stands must be removed from the tree.
There will be no change in garbage collection
for residents in Bradenton Beach for the New Year
holiday.


Property owner Jeff Wilson was the only person to
speak in favor of the street vacation. "Noriega wants to
remove a non-conforming building (the Beach Barn)
and will increase the tax base in the city by at least $5
million. I am in favor of the project."
City commissioners unanimously voted against the
vacation.
"To vacate a street end in order for you to make
more money I don't see as being in the best interest of
Bradenton Beach," Commissioner John Chappie said.
"I don't see any benefit to the public's health,
safety or welfare in vacating the street," said Commis-
sioner Dawn Baker.
"I don't want to give city property away," Vice
Mayor Bill Arnold said, "and I'm concerned about the
additional traffic entering the roundabout. I think it
may be a safety hazard."
"I think it's too valuable to the city, and I'd hate to
see us give it away," Commissioner Berneitta Kays
said.
"I believe we are the trustees of city property and
it is our obligation to preserve the identity of Bradenton
Beach," said Mayor Gail Cole. "If we vacate a street,
it must have extraordinary value to the entire city, and
I don't see that here."
The city commission earlier in December also re-
jected vacating much of 17th Street North to make way
for a 44-unit gated condominium development.


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THE ISLANDER M DEC. 27, 2000 0 PAGE 3


Holmes Beach requests another extension

for Grassy Point land acquisition


By Ann McGrath
Islander Reporter
Fearing the City of Holmes Beach would lose
grant money to acquire Grassy Point if two land
owners there had not responded by January 2001,
City Treasurer Rick Ashley asked earlier this month
for another extension from the state, he said.
For more than two years Holmes Beach has been
planning to acquire 37 acres along Anna Maria Sound
to turn it into a public nature preserve similar to Leffis
Key on the south end of Anna Maria Island.
Florida Communities Trust approved in January
1999 Holmes Beach's application for $847,917 to
buy Grassy Point and preserve it for public use, said
Anne Peery, executive director of the trust.
Since that time, the trust has been handling the
acquisition and has made offers to land owners and
negotiated prices.
Details remain confidential until after any deal
is closed, said Ashley, who is handling the city's
side of the transaction. All parties were required to


sign a non-disclosure agreement. The city will get
title to the land, assuming the deal goes through.
The two landowners who have not responded are
holding up the transaction, which is delaying the trust's
turning the land over to the city, Whitmore said.
The Grassy Point acreage is pristine mangrove
wetlands on the waterfront south of the Anna Maria
Island Bridge on Manatee Avenue and opposite
Publix on East Bay Drive.
Grassy Point missed the original boat August
1998 when the trust made $68 million in 30 grants,
putting the local project in third place for funding,
contingent on money becoming available.
In January 1999, Lee County decided not to ac-
cept a $5 million grant. That money was enough to
fund Grassy Point and two other projects on the con-
tingency list, Peery said.
Land owners of the desired Grassy Point parcels
are Nora Hames, R.L. Davis, Martha and Lawrence
Wald, Josephine Frisco and the firm Zewadski &
Smith.


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Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
Dec. 29, 8:30 a.m., city commission-department head
work session CANCELED.
Jan. 4, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

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

Holiday Closings
Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach and
Longboat Key offices will be closed Jan. 1, New
Year's Day.


Anna Maria 'Sunshine' investigation on hold during holidays


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
The investigation into whether or not the Sunshine
Law was violated by Anna Maria's mayor and a com-
missioner is on hold until after the holidays.
Manatee County Sheriff's Detective Roscoe
Rozamus completed his part in the investigation and
handed the case over to the state attorney's office Fri-
day, Dec. 15. Rozamus said he turned the case over
with "probable cause."
The case was assigned to Assistant State Attorney
James Rawe.
Rawe is away on vacation, but a spokesperson in
the office said Rawe will look over the report from the
sheriff s office and then will probably conduct his own
investigation into the case.
Rawe handled a Sunshine Law case for the state


attorney's office which involved former mayor Chuck
Shumard in 1998.
Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh said he was not sur-
prised that the case had been turned over to the state
attorney.
"With the political nature of this case, it would have
to be turned over. I am not surprised at all," he said.
Deffenbaugh said he is still confident he did not
violate Florida's Sunshine Law, which states in part
that elected officials may not discuss among them-
selves anything outside an open meeting if it may later
come up for a vote.
Deffenbaugh is accused of discussing the poten-
tial remodel of Anna Maria City Hall with Commis-
sioner Bob Barlow.
Barlow and Deffenbaugh both say the only discus-
sion they had was when the mayor asked the commis-


sioner to look into what would be involved in a remodel
of city hall and then to bring his report to the commission.
They say the assignment to collect information did
not require a vote and they both readily admit remod-
eling city hall will require a commission vote.
Both say the discussion took place in the outer of-
fice of the city clerk's office. They say staff members
were present and the public and other commissioners
were free to come and go.
Barlow said he thought the case would be turned
over to the state attorney because the sheriffs office,
which has a contract with the city, couldn't handle
things without the appearance of a conflict of interest.
Barlow has said all along that he did not think he
violated any laws, that he just wanted to serve his city.
Barlow, whose term is up in February 2000, is not seek-
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Twistin' the millennium away


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
The year 2000 was filled with good news and bad.
The Islander takes a look back at the events that com-
prised the year in this and next week's issues.

January
Twist and Shout: More than 1,000 people gath-
ered at Coquina Beach to watch the last sunset of 1999
- and to set a world record for the most people doing
the Twist.
Pier bid botched: Anna Maria City commission-
ers botched the bid process to repair the city pier when
they failed to ask bidders to include demolition in their
bids. The city had contractors re-submit their bids.
According to estimates, it was expected to cost the city
between $600,000 and $800,000 and a contractor five
months to replace pilings, stringers and decking.
Loop Road: Protesters were thrown for a loop
when the Manatee County Commission voted to vacate
27 acres of land including a projection of Old Palma
Sola Loop Road to developer Bill Robinson. His com-
pany, Robinson Farms Inc./Florida Fancy, sought the
vacation in order to build 450 upscale homes and a
world-class golf course. The vacation of the land in-
cludes approximately eight acres of public right of way.
100 years and counting: Island centenarian Ersa
Hughes recalls the marvelous inventions of the 20th
century, calling the airplane "the most incredible inven-
tion of the century because it was something no one had
dreamed of. I looked at my first one and said, 'How can
this thing fly?' Man landing on the moon was beyond
comprehension, beyond anything believable." And the
worst part of her 100 years? "Both World Wars be-
cause they took all the boys. They either died or came
back maimed.... I'm surprised people are still going to
war fighting over land or power or money. You would
think people would have figured out by now that war
doesn't get anyone anywhere."
Who wants to be a millionaire? Bob Moderhak
of Holmes Beach became the envy of every armchair
quarterback when he combined with All-Pro field gen-
eral Joe Theisman to win $500,000 in a football throw-
ing contest sponsored by Nokia phones. At half-time
during the Jan. 4 national championship game at the
Sugar Bowl, Theisman made Moderhak $50,000 when
he threw one out of four footballs through a 2-foot by
2-foot hole in a mocked up version of a Nokia phone.


The end of 1999 brought ore than 1,000 people to Coquina Beach to dance the twist Islander Photo Paul Roat
The end of 1999 brought more than 1,000 people to Coquina Beach to dance the twist. Islander Photo: Paul Roat


Moderhak had one chance to add a zero to the end of
the $50,000 and he tossed a perfect strike and 80,000
people in the stands went nuts.
Lester challenge: Holmes Beach residents Chuck
and Joey Lester challenged Islanders to match $40,000
he gave to the Anna Maria Island Community Center
endowment fund. Islanders met the challenge and
chimed in with an additional $49,530. Thanks to the
Lester's generosity and impetus, the fund's principal
now stands at $420,457. The interest is used to sustain
the Center's operating costs.
Post office move: A new Anna Maria Post Office
is in the design stages and plans call for it to move to
a new shopping center, Bayview Plaza, on the bayfront
across the street from the city pier.
Shop 'til you drop: Holmes Beach Commission
approves 14,725-square-foot shopping center between
Anna Maria Island Centre that houses Walgreen's and
Shells restaurant and the Publix store to the north.


Cabana Club controversy: Patrick and Angeline
Kabris, 101 75th St., Holmes Beach, requested that the
city rezone a portion of their property Rec-1 private
recreation/open space, to R-2 two-family residen-
tial. The Kabris family wants to add on to their home
by taking away access that for decades was used by the
public to get to the beach.
Anna Maria hopefuls: The heat is on in Anna
Maria as candidates put up political signs. Nine candi-
dates are running for commission and three are seek-
ing the mayor's post in the Feb. 8 election.
Fishermen missing: Two commercial fishermen
are missing after braving 30-knot winds when their
fully-loaded mullet boat was swamped by six-foot seas
off New Pass in Sarasota. Mark Rankin, Palmetto, and
Bobby Thompson were last heard from Jan. 14 when
the two called another fishermen and said they had
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3,000 pounds of fish on board.
Butterfly garden: Members of the Manasota
Chapter of the North American Butterfly Association
began working on the area's first butterfly garden to be
planted on the south side of Holmes Beach City Hall.
IFC wins cup: The Island Football Club under-
age-10 team beat Braden Rage 3-2 in a well-fought
soccer game to take the West Coast Cup at Twin Lakes
Park in Sarasota. Teams from Fort Myers to Palmetto
competed in the tournament. Spencer Carper scored a
goal and Joel Mitchell scored a pair and was awarded
"Man of the Match" for his stellar play.
Holmes Beach hopefuls: Holmes Beach Mayor
Carol Whitmore runs unopposed for a second term
when her lone opponent fails to file the required paper-
work. Four others are vying for two commission seats
including former commission candidates Sheila Hurst
and Joan Perry and incumbent commissioners Sandy
Haas-Martens and Roger Lutz.
Carjacking: Longboat Key police search for two
men accused of carjacking a couple on Longboat Key and
a Bradenton Beach man. The couple was accosted by
three men when they returned to their home on Longview
Drive in Buttonwood Harbor. One of the suspects put a
gun to the husband's head and ordered him and his wife
back into their car. She was later forced to strip her cloth-
ing and the husband was hit on the head with the gun. The
three men then jumped into another car driven by an ac-
complice. The four men then took a car from another vic-
tim in Bradenton Beach.
Willy's closes: Popular Bradenton Beach restau-
rant Key West Willy's at Gulf Drive and Bridge Street
was closed by the Florida Department of Business and
Professional Regulation. Inspectors discovered unsani-
tary conditions in the form of rodent infestation and
closed it.
Tree trashed: Bradenton Beach Commissioner
Bill Arnold wanted the city to cut down a large stran-
gler fig tree at the corner of Avenue C and 23rd Street.
The commission decides to have the tree trimmed in-
stead. When the trimming took place, it was pruned
back so far that it was far from its former self.


Cortez fishermen found: The bodies of com-
mercial fishermen Mark Rankin and Bobby Thomp-
son were found off Boca Grande and Siesta Ke" af-
ter their boat went down in heavy winds off New
Pass in Sarasota.

February
Tree slaughter: One week after voting to trim a
large strangler fig tree, Bradenton Beach city commis-
sioners were hit with a flurry of telephone calls from
irate citizens who called the trimming "a slaughter." As
master gardener Allen Garner said, "It's the equivalent
of being devastated by a hurricane, except it wasn't
taken out of the ground."
Drainage woes: Anna Maria residents were up in
arms when the city told taxpayers they would have to
pay the $89,000 bill the city incurred for canceling the
Spring Avenue drainage project. In December 1999,
city commissioners voted to stop the project and amend
a Community Development Block Grant so swales
along Spring Avenue could be redesigned to reduce
their depth and size.
You say it's your birthday: Holmes Beach offi-
cials plan a celebration to commemorate the city's in-
corporation 50 years ago.
Waterfront vision: Cortez Waterfronts Florida
committee sets their sight on a visioningg plan" to out-
line what Cortez wants to be in 20 years.
Arpke honored: Euphemia Haye restaurant on
Longboat Key and owner/chef Raymond Arpke, were
named one of America's outstanding chefs and restau-
rants of the 20th century. The accolade came from the
International Restaurant and Hospitality Rating Bu-
reau, a 50-year-old organization that rates cuisine, res-
taurants and chefs through an international network of
diners and travelers who voluntarily evaluate a dozen
establishments each year.
Shumard out, Deffenbaugh in: Gary
Deffenbaugh was elected mayor of Anna Maria, end-
ing the embroiled and contentious regime of Chuck
Shumard.
Anna Maria residents Jay Hill and Tom Skoloda
were elected to two-year terms and Bob Barlow will
serve one year, the remainder of George McKay's
commission seat after McKay resigned to run for


THE ISLANDER E DEC. 27, 2000 E PAGE 5
mayor against Deffenbaugh. Of Anna Maria's 1,609
registered voters, 910 votes were cast, including 53
absentee ballots. That was a hefty 56.6 percent of the
voters who cast their ballots. Voters also paved the way
for restaurants to serve beer and wine with meals when
they said yes to an alcohol referendum with 638 in fa-
vor and 244 against.
Insurance rates rise. Imagine that: Rates for in-
suring thousands of barrier island homes against wind
damage are expected to double for homes within 1,000
feet of the Gulf of Mexico. That includes most of Anna
Maria Island and Longboat Key and portions of the
mainland.
Shumard shut down: Anna Maria City commis-
sioners refuse to spend $2,277 of public funds to pay
for legal expenses Mayor Chuck Shumard incurred as
a result of his violating Florida's public records law.
Shumard was forced to make a public settlement after
a suit was filed by The Islander in April 1999. The suit
arose from Shumard's refusal to release copies of re-
sumes for a city clerk position.
Shumard pleaded no contest to a non-criminal
charge of violating public records law on Oct. 27. The
judge withheld adjudication and fined him $200.
Shumard also paid $50 to the Manatee County Sheriff's
Office for an investigation fee.
While Anna Maria commissioners refused to pay
Shumard's attorney fees, they voted to accept a settle-
ment proposal from The Islander including payment of
the newspaper's legal fees of $3,400.
The lawsuit also stipulated the city purchase and
distribute copies of Florida's Government-in-the-Sun-
shine Manual and Public Records Law Manual to the
mayor, commissioners and each employee whose du-
ties relate to maintenance of public records.
The same officials must also view a video-taped
version of the county attorney's seminar on public
records within 45 days of receipt of the videotape. An
orientation session for newly appointed or elected city
officials must also be conducted by the city attorney
annually or within 45 days of election or employment.
As a result of The Islander's diligence regarding its
defense of Florida's Sunshine Law, the newspaper was
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1Opinion


Here's to forward thinking
When it comes midnight on New Year's Eve, clink
your glass and think of what you can do to make Anna
Maria Island a better place.
Help turtles.
Fight high-rise condos, high-rise bridges.
Make peace with city hall.
Resolve to work together for the betterment of all.
As 2000 comes to a close and with it the 20th cen-
tury we can't help but reflect on how far we've come.
The first homesteader put out stakes little more
than 100 years ago on Anna Maria. Compared to
castles in Europe, monuments in Washington D.C., and
skyscrapers in New York, we're newcomers to devel-
opment.
Barely wet behind the ears.
Just ask Snooks Adams, who was born April 24,
1917, in Cortez. He tells it like it is.
"Hell, I didn't want you to come here," he says
when asked of all the changes he's seen and the droves
of folks who have migrated south.
Adams also acknowledges change has to happen and
he often seems eager to "throw out the old and bring in the
new." As he often says, we should "get on with it."
But as Florida progresses into the 21st century, we
learn more about protecting our resources and preserving
our inheritance, things unheard of here 50 years ago. In-
stead of tearing things down, we're looking for ways to
save. Save wetlands, mangroves, bay waters, natural
shorelines, endangered sea life, birds and other critters.
And, save open space.
Just last week we learned what can happen to a
home's foundation built over a dredge-and-fill project
- a scary prospect for many, many homeowners on
our built-up Island.
It seems that in the early 1950s the engineering
wasn't perhaps what it should have been and sand was
pumped over felled trees and mangroves, which then
began the decomposition process. The decomposed
organic matter eventually sinks.
There are so many homes on dredge-and-fill land
up and down the keys it would impossible to count
them all. But caution is urged in the future for
homeowners on canals or other seawalled property.
The old adage is that everything flows down-
stream. Now, there's a corollary to that maxim: Every-
thing sinks, rots, and causes unexpected problems in
the future.
It's a lesson learned from history, one of many that
will take us forward through a new millennium.
We're looking forward to it the next 100 years.
How 'bout you?


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HOPE is there
Thank you for the wonderful article in the Oct. 4
Islander Everyone here at HOPE Family Services (a
domestic violence agency) agrees that it is the best ar-
ticle on domestic violence we've seen in a long time.
One of my co-workers said, "Wow. This guy gets it."
That's quite a compliment. Thank you again,
Laurel Lynch, Executive Director
HOPE Family Services

Everybody helped
Friday, Dec. 1, the annual Holiday Open House
was held in downtown Holmes Beach. These events
don't just happen. It was through cooperation and the
spirit of giving that made it an overwhelming success.
The merchants, volunteers, entertainers and news-
paper coverage all came together to make it the best
turnout ever.
A special thank you also to the after-school stu-
dents at the Anna Maria Island Community Center and
Mrs. Granstad's third-graders who colored all of the
posters.


And in response to the letter from the "anony-
mous person" who is obviously embarrassed to say
who they are, which states stated that before the
memorial was placed, they took pride in walking
their visiting friends down the canopied path lead-
ing to the breathtaking view of the Gulf through the
small opening, well, that is all still there!
And if your visiting friends can't look past
something that was created for the killed teens, teens
which probably walked down that path more than
you have; then you are not very open minded people.
There are many changes in the world. My
friends and I are dealing with a huge one: loosing
our friends. Why can't you deal with a small
change?
This is a small monument placed off in a corner of
the pathway. If you insist on it being "too much," we
can tone it down a little, but we don't want to take it
down.
Also, the person stated, "Perhaps it's time to honor
the Homes Beach good students, good drivers, good
athletes, our young people who attend school and fol-
low rules instead of high surf."


Mercedes Thornburg, Coordinator, Artists Guild Patrick and Adam were all those! So maybe you
of Anna Maria Island should have done some research before you wrote
that so rudely. They were both in school, getting
Surfer memorial honored
good grades, about to graduate, very good athletes,
This letter is in response to the article in the Dec. good drivers and both always followed rules because
13 Islander concerning the surfers' memorial. they had good parents to teach them good morals!
I am one of the teens who helped make and put They were never told that they couldn't go to the
up the cross on White Avenue for Patrick Mills and east coast, so if that's what you were saying, "We
Adam Avalos, both 17. They died in an accident need to honor kids who follow rules," they didn't
Aug. 22 near Arcadia, returning from a surfing trip break any!
to the east coast and they were my good friends and This monument isn't about "high surf" as you
good friends of many others who live around here. say. It's about somewhere to remember our good
This is our monument to show how much they are friends who always walked down that pathway, who
loved and missed. I, as well as many others that I know, got killed in an accident unexpectedly. And for us
go down to the cross about once or twice every week, teens their friends, it is somewhere to go and
sometimes even more, to remember them. make peace with them, with the waves that they
This is where the boys always loved to surf. I don't surfed on crashing in the background.
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Streetlife


Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Dec. 15, 200 block of Chilson Avenue, burglary. A
man said his briefcase was taken from his car. Deputies
found the briefcase in the vehicle of a suspect previously
arrested for burglary.
Dec. 16, 9801 Gulf Drive, Dips Ice Cream, theft. An
unknown suspect took money from the cash drawer. There
were no signs of forced entry into the business, the deputy
said.

Bradenton Beach
Dec. 15, 200 block of Bay Drive North, domestic
battery. A man was arrested for domestic battery. The
suspect grabbed his wife around the neck and pulled her
hair because he wanted money from her, the victim said.
When a friend tried to call police from her cell phone, the
suspect punched her and slapped the cell phone away, she
said. The Christmas tree and some flower pots were
knocked over during the struggle. The suspect was not
accepted at Manatee County Jail because he was intoxi-
cated, and had a busted lip, the officer said. He was taken
to the hospital where an officer was assigned to watch him.
Dec. 15, 1800 Coquina Park, burglary to an auto.
Unknown suspects entered a man's locked car by picking
the lock through a "pinhole" on the passenger-side door.
A credit card and $49 were stolen while the man was at
the beach.
Dec. 17, 2601 Gulf Drive N., Sandpiper Mobile
Home Park, criminal mischief, $1,000 or more. The man-
ager told police 11 outside lamp domes had been damaged
by a young white male, as he walked through the area.
Witnesses said the suspect broke the lamp domes with his
fist. Damage was estimated at $1,100. The suspect was
arrested and taken to jail.
Dec. 17, 100 block of Fourth Street South, driving
under the influence, property damage. Ryan T. Henry, 21,
of Jacksonville, Ill., was arrested for criminal DUI and
property damage. The officer observed suspect's vehicle
traveling on Gulf Drive dragging a plant pot underneath.
The vehicle almost hit a building and a parked car, the
officer said. The suspect was taken to jail.


A Holmes Beach boy riding his micro-brand
scooter was struck by a van, suffered serious injury
and had to be taken to Bayfront Medical Center by
Bayflite medical helicopter.
Nick Galati, 8, 608 N. Point Drive in Key
Royale, was riding down the family driveway to
see a friend across the street when the accident
happened Dec. 20.
Holmes Beach Police said Galati's and the
driver's vision were blocked by shrubs at the end
of the driveway.
The driver, Steven Rickenbach of Holmes


Dec. 19, 2300 block of Canasta, grand theft. A man
said that a GPS valued at $1,200 was taken from his back
yard.
Dec. 20, 100 Gulf Drive N., Circle K, retail theft. A
man entered the store acting suspiciously, the clerk said.
The suspect asked how much money was kept in the store,
and left without paying for two six-packs of beer and a
burrito. The suspect was last seen running behind the
Circle K.
Dec. 20, 100 block of Fourth Street South, traf-
ficking in illegal drugs, 14 to 28 grams, possession of
ecstasy, a controlled substance. Richard L. Foust, 24,
of Bradenton was arrested for trafficking and posses-
sion of ecstasy, and Clifford Allen White, 22, of
Bradenton Beach and Bradenton, was arrested for pos-
session of ecstasy. An officer saw a vehicle following
too close behind another vehicle. When the officer
stopped the car, the suspects appeared nervous and one
suspect attempted to hide a vial containing 56 ecstasy
pills in his pants, the officer said. Police found 10 ec-
stasy pills inside one of the suspect's cigarette pack.
The suspects said they had purchased the pills for $12


Beach, said he never saw Galati, but that he heard
a noise and knew he had hit something and got out
to check.
Galati struck the middle of the van's grill on the
front end and was run over by the van and dragged
approximately 40 feet.
He suffered a broken pelvis, a skull fracture and
internal bleeding.
He was in stable condition Dec. 22 at All
Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg.
Galati was charged with a pedestrian violation
and operating a toy in the street.


each and were taking them to a party. The suspects
were arrested and the vehicle was impounded.

Holmes Beach
Dec. 15, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee County Beach,
burglary to a vehicle. A woman said $140 Canadian
money, $35 U.S. money and a credit card were taken from
her purse, which had been left in a rental car at the beach.
Other items in the purse, including a cell phone and other
credit cards, were not taken.
Dec. 17, 300 block of 64th Street, battery. A couple
told police they got into an argument. A dish was broken,
a dog was threatened, and an individual was struck with
a vacuum cleaner tube, the victim said.
Dec. 18, 700 block of Manatee Avenue, driving un-
der the influence. Betty Pollard, 42, of Lake Placid, was
arrested for DUI after she ran into the rear of another ve-
hicle stopped for the red light at East Bay Drive and Mana-
tee Avenue. Prior to the accident, a witness reported the
vehicle for reckless driving. Emergency Medical Services
discovered the woman had taken an overdose of prescrip-
tion drugs. She was admitted to Blake Hospital.


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fense Award by The Independent Florida Alligator
newspaper at the University of Florida. Roosenraad has
been teaching journalism at the school for 25 years and
advocates that all government business be conducted
"in the sunshine."
Humanitarian gesture: Rev. Clement Walker re-
ceived the Bunnell Humanitarian Award presented by
All Islands Denominations to the islander who has been
most helpful to fellow islanders during emergency situ-
ations. Dr. Walker has served in his ministry for 51
years, 17 of them as pastor of Harvey Memorial Church
in Bradenton Beach.
Golden Spoon: Area restaurants received Robert
Tolf and Florida Trend Magazine's coveted Golden
Spoon award as a top 20 restaurant. Sean Murphy's
Beach Bistro in Holmes Beach, Ray and D'Arcy
Arpke's Euphemia Haye on Longboat Key, Michael
Klauber's Michael's on East of Sarasota and Marty
Blitz's incredible Mise en Place in downtown Tampa
were so honored.
Changing of the guard: Newly elected Anna
Maria Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh and commissioners
Jay Hill, Tom Skoloda and Bob Barlow along with
current Commissioner Doug Wolfe have a full plate in
front of them trying to get the city pier reopened, cor-
rect a drainage project residents didn't want in the first
place and amend an alcohol ordinance allowing restau-
rants to serve beer and wine.
Pigeon flap: Josephine Hodge, 80, of Bradenton
Beach received warnings from the city to stop feeding
pigeons. When she continued, the city cited her for
"maintaining exotic animals." She called Mayor Gail
Cole, he told Hodge there was nothing he could do but
that he thought the city's actions was "an overextension
of government" and an "intrusion." A Bradenton Beach
resident for 33 years, Hodge said, "I'm going to sell my
house. They're ignorant in the city, they think they


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Street golf: Holmes Beach gave preliminary ap-
proval to an ordinance allowing folks to drive their golf
carts to and from their homes to Key Royale Golf Club.
Mullet mania: Anita Jenkins of Cortez won best
of show in the Cortez Mullet Cook-Off sponsored by
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Arvida comes to town: Florida's largest private
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and vowed never to return.
Cole blasts Perico project: Bradenton Beach
Mayor Gail Cole ripped apart Arvida's proposed Perico
Island project of 868 units. The project will have seven-
eight- and 10-story buildings along a pristine shoreline
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just north of Manatee Avenue. Cole charged the project
would hamper efforts to get the Island's 10,000 resi-
dents off should a hurricane come this way.
Anchorage: Bradenton Beach plans to make the
area south of the city's pier an anchorage area for boats.
Cortez Fishing Festival: More than 20,000 people
attend the Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival in one
of Florida's oldest fishing communities. Art, food and
dance were a common theme during two glorious days
of sunshine.

March
Anna Maria Pier reopens: Newly elected Anna
Maria City officials reopened the city pier after it was
closed for months due to structural damage caused by
time and nature.
Booze law amended: Anna Maria Commission
amended its alcohol ordinance so that restaurants can
serve beer and wine as long at least 60 percent of their
sales are food. For the previous 13 years, restaurants
were prevented from selling alcohol due to the location
of their restaurants. Restrictions were placed on estab-
lishments less than 2,500 feet from an existing restau-
rant, or less than 2,500 feet from a church.
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operations to include offices and marinas in Destin, St.
Petersburg and Naples.
Rare turtle saved: The rarest of all sea turtles, a
leatherback nicknamed "Anna," stranded itself on an
Island beach. The 850-pound turtle was taken to
Clearwater for treatment.
Help wanted: Anna Maria looked for a new city
clerk, deputy city clerk and an attorney. City Attorney
Bob Hendrickson told commissioners that his firm re-
signed because "continued representation is no longer
consistent with current structure of our law firm." The
firm represented the city for 12 years through five ad-
ministrations.
Tebbetts Field ready in fall: Manatee county
parks and recreation officials contend Birdie Tebbetts
Field in Holmes Beach will be ready for play in the fall.
As of Jan. 1, it still wasn't playable. More weeds were
growing than grass and the fencing still wasn't up. By
the time the field is completed, it will be two years past
its completion date.
Schweitzer fires no-hitter: Kyle Schweitzer fired
the first no-hitter of the young Little League season in
a 9-0 win over West Manatee Fire District. He struck
out 10 and did not walk a batter.
Incumbents retain seats: Voters returned incum-
bent commissioners Roger Lutz and Sandy Haas-Mar-
tens to second terms in Holmes Beach. Mayor Carol
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Four bid on pier: Four businessmen offered bids
on opening a restaurant on the Anna Maria City Pier.
The four were Mario Schoenfelder, owner of the Rod
& Reel Motel and Rod & Reel Pier in Anna Maria; Ron
Sheaffer of Sheaffer Enterprises Inc. in Petoskey,
Mich.; Ralph Russell, owner of Rotten Ralph's Restau-
rant in Anna Maria; and Thomas Chipain, owner of
Gulf Drive Cafe in Bradenton Beach.
Perico spat: Homeowners' groups banded to-
gether to oppose Arvida's proposal to build 868 con-
dominium units on north Perico Island. The group of
eight people who live on the Island, south Perico,
Palma Sola area and Cortez would become known as
the Perico Eight.
Attorney chosen: Anna Maria Mayor Gary
Deffenbaugh recommended the city hire the law firm
of Dye, Deitrich, Prather, Petruff & St. Paul, P.L., for
its legal representation. The firm also represents
Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach.
Anna released: Anna, an 850-pound leatherback
sea turtle that came ashore on the Island, was released
in Gulf waters after recuperating for two weeks at
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Applications being taken for
Bridge Street festival
Applications are being accepted from arts and craft
vendors for participation in the Bridge Street Arts,
Crafts and Food Fest Feb. 10 and 11, said one of its
sponsors, Michael Rappaport, owner of Big Olaf and
Banana Cabana in Bradenton Beach.
Rappaport asks interested persons to call him at
779-2244 to begin the application process.

League will accept members'
art works for exhibit
The Anna Maria Island Art League will accept
submissions of art works next week for its seventh
annual members-only James Pay Exhibit.
Works may be submitted Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday, Jan. 2-4, at the league gallery, 5312 Holmes
Blvd., Holmes Beach. Artists are limited to three pieces
each in the exhibit, with a $5 entry fee for each piece.
After the opening reception at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 5, the
various works will exhibit through Jan. 31. Gallery hours
are 8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays.
Further information may be obtained at 778-2099.
Reserve now for key workshops
The Longboat Key Center for the Arts has begun tak-
ing reservations for workshops in various media in Janu-
ary. Fee inquiries and reservations may be made at the
center, 6860 Longboat Drive, or by calling 383-2345.
The workshops:
Painting on furniture, Jan. 19-21 from 9:30 a.m. to
4 p.m., Sabrina Harris, instructor.
Oil painting, Jan. 20-21 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
Jean Blackburn, instructor.
Fundamentals of matting and framing Jan. 24, two
sessions, from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m., Marilyn
Cassidy.
Clay sculpture, Jan. 27-29 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Travelogue will be featured
Delphine Toedman will present a travelogue to mem-
bers of the Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island at a
meeting at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, at the Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City.
The members will discuss the club's annual dessert
benefit card party, scheduled Jan. 24 at the Center.
Hostesses at the meeting will be Lynn Kline, chair,
and Betty Holloway, Sylvia Price, Dorothy Andrews,
Betty Riordon, Jane Kennedy and Bonnie Chestnut. Fur-
ther infromation may be obtained at 778-3730.


By Ann McGrath
Islander Reporter
A draft ordinance amending the land-development
code in Holmes Beach has been sent back to the city
commission for revisions
At the Dec. 20 planning commission meeting,
commissioners discussed zoning with regard to recre-
ation clubhouses.
Commission members did not think the wording of
the proposed ordinance was fair to every owner of Rec. I
property. The ordinance allows property owners who own
eight acres or more, or eight units or more, to build a rec-
reational clubhouse. Owners of recreational property not
meeting those guidelines are restricted from building any-
thing unless they own an adjacent home, and then the
structure must be for the owners' private use.
Commissioner Joe Kennedy said the city should
allow uninhabitable buildings and not totally restrict
building on Rec. I property.
"This ordinance attempts to take the right to use the
property away from the owner," said Kennedy.
Commission Chairperson Sue Normand told City
Attorney Jim Dye the meaning of "clubhouse" is not
clear, and there are still some "loopholes" that need to
be addressed in the ordinance.
"Rezoning is recommended," said Dye.
Dye said he walked a "tight rope" when drafting
the ordinance, adding that he did make a delineation
between smaller and larger pieces of property. It was
the city commission's intent to try and limit the use of
clubhouse on Rec. I property, Dye said.
The new ordinance was drafted after city commis-
sioners deliberated before granting the Kabris family
permission to build a pool and cabana for family use on


On exhibit
Pictured is one of the wall sculptures to be presented
in an exhibit from Tuesday, Jan. 2, to Feb. 16 of
works by Barbara L. Harrison of Anna Maria. The
exhibit will be at the Education Center of Longboat
Key, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Harrison will show
works constructed of brass, aluminum, copper and
acrylic. She has had three solo shows in New York
City and many exhibits there, in Washington, D.C.,
Princeton and Florida. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. Monday through Friday. Further information is
available at 778-6179.

Boating skills, seamanship
classes start Tuesday
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 81 will conduct
seven sessions of instruction in boating skills and sea-
manship starting Tuesday, Jan. 2.
The classes will be from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays
and Thursdays at Manatee Technical Institute, 5603
34th St. W., Bradenton. They are free except for a
charge for course materials. For registration and details,
call 798-9544 or 795-6189.


Rec. 1 property adjoining their home on 75th Street.
"Most owners, myself included, wouldn't want to
have a clubhouse with loud music and loud parties," Hugh
Holmes Sr. told commissioners. "Now, as the ordinance
is written, it's not fair to current owners if property is sold
to a condo and they come in with a clubhouse and disrupt
the peace of current single-family residents. And there is
nothing in the ordinance to stop sales."
In other business, the commission agreed an or-
dinance restricting the use of temporary storage units
to five days was in compliance with the city's com-
prehensive plan, but recommended the word
"offsite" should be changed to "returned to a prop-
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By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
The City of Anna Maria has two job openings and
37 applicants.
City Clerk Alice Baird said she was impressed and
surprised at the number and quality of applicants from
which she will choose to fill two openings.
"They are from all sorts of different backgrounds,
but all seem at first look to have good skills. We'll be
able to tell more about how well they would fit in with
our city and these particular jobs when we do the inter-
views," Baird said.
There are two openings: one for an administrative
assistant/building department clerk that pays $22,523
annually, and the other for an administrative assistant
in the clerk's office with an annual salary of $18,000.
Both full-time positions come with health-care ben-
efits.
Building Official Bob Welch will be sitting in on
the interviews for the vacant position in his office.
That job became available when Andi Dusseau left
to take another position. When she left, Dusseau said
it was very hard to work for the city because there were
too many people who thought they were her boss.
Dusseau said she would get conflicting requests


from different commissioners, and some Anna Maria
residents were rude to city employees.
That position answers to the building official, the
city clerk and ultimately the mayor. Commissioners are
supposed to go through the mayor when they have re-
quests for staff.
The job in the clerk's office was filled on a tempo-
rary basis until a full-time, permanent employee could
be found.
Baird narrowed the field to nine candidates and she
conducted interviews last week on Thursday and Fri-
day.
The nine people on the short-list are Cynthia
Anderson, Sharla Capitano, Tracy Carnevalini, Terri
Cook, Norma Denmark, Janet Labriola-McCaffee,
Diana Peccycoe, Penny Riley and Robin Youmans.
All of the candidates are being considered for both
positions.
Denmark presently works for the city as deputy
clerk, but she has applied for the job in the building de-
partment.
Capitano is filling the job in the clerk's office on
a temporary basis, and she would like the job fulltime.
Baird said she would keep an open mind about all the
applicants and hire the two best qualified applicants.


An Anna Maria resident was injured when
she allegedly fell into a drain hole covered with
grass.
Marilda "Teddy" Morgan wrote a letter to the
city saying she was "walking briskly around some
trucks that were parked on the sidewalk in the 800
block of South Bay Boulevard when I fell."
She reported the incident to the Manatee
County Sheriffs Office.
Morgan said her $143 Oakley sunglasses
were broken and she incurred a blocked septum in
her nose.


She said her left hand is still swollen, but she
has no bone injury.
Morgan said, "I also found this fall has
brought on stress which caused recurrence of
shingles I had over the left eye into the forehead
in June 1998.
"To compensate for the above problems and
inconveniences I would appreciate a settlement of
$7,500," Morgan concluded.
City Clerk Alice Baird said she has forwarded
Morgan's letter to the Florida League of Cities,
which handles the city's liability insurance.


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Pauline Ruth Stansberry Brown
Pauline Ruth Stansberry Brown, 87, of Holmes
Beach, died Dec. 20.
Born in Fairmont, W. Va., Mrs. Brown came to
Manatee County from Mannington, W. Va. She was a
physician's assistant. She was a past president of Wel-
come Wagon Club of Bradenton, past president of Key
Royale Woman's Club, Hospitality Chair of Roser
Memorial Community Church, Chair of Trustees and
Chair of Roser Women's Guild. She was vice president
of the Shell and Craft Workshops and a member of
BRED. Prior to coming to Holmes Beach, she was
president of the Woman's Club of Mannington West
Virginia and president of the local chapter of the DAR
there. She served on many church and school commit-
tees and for many community outreach organizations.
Services will be at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 2, at Roser
Memorial Community Church. Memorial contributions
may be sent to Roser Memorial Community Church
Building Fund, 512 Pine Ave., P.O. Box 247, Anna
Maria FL 34216.
She is survived by daughters Barbara Joan
Brown Poulin of Parsonsfield, Maine, and Beverly
B. Goodwin of New York City and Bradenton; and
two sisters.

Paul 0. Cromer
Paul O. Cromer, 88, of Anna Maria Island, died
Dec. 22.
Born in Sidney, Ohio, Mr. Cromer came to Mana-
tee County from Dayton, Ohio, in 1972. He was a re-
tired industrial engineer from General Motors Co. af-
ter 34 years. He was a member of the High Twelve
Club and the Square Dancing Club. He attended
Westminster Presbyterian Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Dec. 28 at Westminister
Presbyterian Church, 3011 19th Ave. W., Bradenton.
Burial will be in Piqua, Ohio. Memorial contributions


may be made to the church, 3011 19th Ave. W.,
Bradenton FL 34205.
He is survived by wife Esther P.; daughter Paula
Bryant of Anna Maria; sons P. Barton of Bradenton,
Philip A. of Houston, and John R. of Indianapolis; sis-
ters Betty Stanton of Cape coral and Jane Cummins of
Piqua; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Alice B. Russell
Alice B. Russell, 92, of Bradenton, died Dec. 23 at
Mariner Health of Palmetto.
Born in Venton County, Ohio, Mrs. Russell came
to Manatee County from Chillicothe, Ohio, in 1965.
She was a retired hairdresser. She was a past member
of Order of the Eastern Star in Chillicothe. She was a
member of the Congregational United Church of
Christ.
Services were Dec. 26 Burial will be at Mansion
Memorial Park, Ellenton. Memorial contributions may
be made to Congregational United Church of Christ,
3700 26th St. W., Bradenton FL 34205. Toale Broth-
ers Bradenton Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by daughter Debbie Pinkley of
Holmes Beach; sons Paul of Chillicothe and Michael
of San Diego; 11 grandchildren; and several great-
grandchildren.

Mary Elizabeth Specker
Mary Elizabeth Specker, 90, of Georgetown,
Texas, and formerly of Hlolmes Beach, died Dec. 20 in
Georgetown.
Born in Reading, Pa., Mrs. Specker graduated from
a teacher's college in Worcester, Pa. She taught kinder-
garten.
She is survived by daughter Sally Coston of
Georgetown; son J. David Specker of East Amherst,
N.Y.; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchil-
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Referendum flawed: Manatee County Supervisor
of Elections Bob Sweat said a flaw in an election ref-
erendum would not allow for the Holmes Beach and
Bradenton Beach elections to coincide with county,
state and federal elections held the first Tuesday after
the first Monday in November. The Holmes Beach ref-
erendum officially changed the city's election to the
first Tuesday in November.
Fishermen rescued: Cortez resident Joe Catlett
and Waldo Perdue were rescued by the Coast Guard
after their boat capsized 25 miles west of the Island.
Anna returns: Anna the leatherback turtle
beached herself again, this time in Indian Rocks Beach
in Pinellas County.
New clerk: Anna Maria City Commissioners se-
lected Alice Baird as the city's new clerk/treasurer. She
was city clerk in Bradenton Beach for many years be-
fore resigning there.
Booze law OK'd: Anna Maria passed a new ordi-
nance allowing restaurants to serve beer and wine.
Mattay no-hitter: Joey Mattay of Bali Hai Resort
pitched the second no-hitter of the Anna Maria Island
Little League season when he mowed down Kiwanis 8-
3 in the final game prior to Spring break.
Tarpon arrive: The annual migration of the silver
king tarpon came early as water temperatures were
unseasonably warm.

April
Bike path: Anna Maria city commissioners for-
feited $250,000 earmarked for bike paths. Holmes
Beach jumped at the opportunity to get some of it and
received $204,000 from the Florida Department of
Transportation. But the city will have to wait until the
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homeowners could do repairs or renovations to their
homes without obtaining a building permit from the
city as long as the work doesn't exceed $1,000 in la-
bor and materials.
Great philanthropist: Beulah Hooks Hannah
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donating $600,000 for construction and operation of a
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posed development on 353 acres on north Perico Is-
land. Manatee County Commissioner Amy Stein said
the first thing to do is hire a lawyer.
Rock Bottom: The Lou Fiorentino Scholarship
Fund to be used to pay for summer camps for Island
youths received a big boost when the popular group
Rock Bottom and the Cutaways shook the crowd at the
third annual event.
Anna the leatherback turtle released, logger-
head butchered: Anna was released for a second time
after wandering ashore in Indian Rocks Beach. At the
same time, Janine Robinson was cited by a Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation officer for mutilating the
dead body of a loggerhead turtle and trying to take its
shell, a federal offense.
Third bridge hysteria: Longboat Key commis-
sioners approved a resolution to get the Florida DOT
to build a third bridge to Anna Maria Island from the
mainland to Coquina Beach. Bradenton Beach Mayor
Gail Cole agreed it was a good idea, but Bradenton
Beach Vice Mayor John Chappie said he didn't want
a third bridge that lands at the south end of the Island
just so it can serve the interest of Longboat Key. The
matter was dropped when other commissioners voiced
their disapproval.
Islander captures Florida Press awards: The
Islander learned it took eight editorial awards in the
1999 Florida Press Association's annual "Better News-
paper Contest." The Islander also received awards in
four advertising categories.
Clerks sworn: Alice Baird, Anna Maria's newest
city clerk, and Carol Baker, Mayor Gary
Deffenbaugh's choice for deputy city clerk, were sworn
in on the front steps of city hall.
Cities approve reentry tags: Bradenton Beach
and Holmes Beach ordered reentry tags to be used by
Island residents trying to return to their homes follow-
ing a hurricane evacuation. Anna Maria eventually fol-
lowed suit.
Tebbetts field grass not growing: The new grass
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stunted and putting up the fence has been delayed. The
city drilled a new well and found it contained so much
salt that it was preventing grass from growing.
Rivolta buys Sigma: Cortez residents got some
new neighbors when entrepreneur Piero Rivolta bought
the long idle Sigma fish house. Rivolta, son Renzo and
partner Hakan Sodergren would like to use the four-
acre site with 300 feet of waterfront to showcase the
boats Piero is building at Port Manatee.
City denies development: Bradenton Beach com-
missioners denied a request to develop two vacant
beachfront lots into four duplex units. The lots are
zoned preservation and prone to flooding, commission-
ers said.
Pier lease requirements: Anna Maria Vice Mayor
Bob Barlow drew up specifications for prospective
bidders who want to run the city pier. The first recom-


mendation was "if you fix it, you can lease it." Mayor
Gary Deffenbaugh said repairing the pier would cost
about $200,000. Other lease stipulations included
monthly rent of $5,000, a 10-year lease with 5-year re-
newal options, six months advanced rent, maintain the
pier, restaurant and bait shop.
Arvida dog-and-pony show: Arvida Co. came to
Bradenton with a "dog-and-pony" show to hype its new
868-unit Perico Island condominium project. From the
start, however, there was plenty of barking on the part
of folks who live nearby and didn't like what they
heard or saw at the open house in Bradenton city hall.
More than 200 people came for answers, but got what
Arvida wanted them to get: a slick presentation and
some nifty sidestepping by Arvida officials. Most of
the crowd didn't bite. As Holmes Beach City Commis-
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Bridge openings endanger lives: Emergency of-
ficials in Manatee and Sarasota counties said a new
Coast Guard policy requiring bridge openings during
hurricanes could endanger lives. The Coast Guard said
"our main concern is for mariners and fishermen who
have to have an avenue to come in from the Gulf."
Trashy beaches: More than 100 volunteers picked
1,235 pounds of trash from Anna Maria Island beaches
in the Great American Cleanup 2000.
Speech winners: Anna Maria Elementary School
students Amy Fusco, Joshua Scheible and Alex Casella
placed first, second and third in a speech contest spon-
sored by Tropicana.
Amazing comeback: The West Manatee Fire &
Rescue baseball team of the Anna Maria Little League
staged an incredible comeback to beat Haley's Motel
16-15. Down 15-6, WMFR scored 10 runs in their last
two at-bats to win. And it was d6jh vu all over again.
Two years ago, WMFR rallied from 12 runs down to
beat Bali Hai 23-22.
105-year-old man buys new boat: Ernie Pusey,
105, bought himself a brand, spanking new boat from
Captain John's Marina on Cortez Road. Pusey said he
fishes three or four times a week, mostly at the Sun-
shine Skyway Bridge. Pusey said he's been fishing
since he was 6 and his father worked at a flour mill on
the Potomac River. "I used a piece of string with a
hook. I still catch a lot of fish because I don't like any-
body to beat me."
Factoid: About half of all bird species in the
United States, 425, can be seen in Florida.
Florida factoid: Dr. John Gorrie of north Florida
invented what would become one of the most impor-
tant inventions of all time: air conditioning. Gorrie cre-
ated a machine to keep his malaria patients cool.
Anna's back: Rare leatherback turtle Anna comes
ashore for the second time on an Anna Maria beach.
She was returned to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium
for more treatment.
Planners OK Perico: The Bradenton Planning
Commission approved Arvida's request to put 898-
units on north Perico Island. Originally Arvida pro-


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Beer confiscated: Potential problems on Easter
Sunday were averted when Bradenton Beach police
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Galati Perico Harbor sold: Bob Minor, who
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Anna Maria in the Sunshine: Anna Maria offi-
cials received a lesson in how government-in-the-sun-
shine is supposed to work. The presentation by the
Manatee County States Attorney's office was court
ordered as part of a settlement brought by The Islander.
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broadcaster "Salty" Sol Fleischman, 89, of Sun City
Center and formerly of Anna Maria, died. His nightly
sports and fishing program for WTVT-TV, Channel
13, is still the standard by which all others are mea-
sured.
Rivera hits home run with speech: Lorenzo
Rivera of Anna Maria Island won a speech contest for
sixth-graders at King Middle School in Bradenton by
concentrating on his favorite entertainment wres-
tling.
Florida factoid: Orange County, land of the Big
Mouse and home of Tiger Woods and Arnold Palmer,
was named Mosquito County in 1824. The name was
changed in 1845. Lucky for Disney. Can you imagine
trying to market the Greater Mosquito County area?

May
Mayor politicking for city cops: Anna Maria
Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh wants his own police force
instead of contracting out with Manatee County
Sheriffs Department for officers. The city spends
about $350,000 a year with the sheriff for law enforce-
ment services.
Turtle season opens: May 1 marks the beginning
of sea turtle season when loggerheads make their way
to Island shores to lay eggs.
Privateers boat float to return: Holmes Beach
city commissioners invited the Anna Maria Island Pri-
vateers to bring the group's boat-float back to the Is-
land after former Mayor Bob VanWagoner forced them
to move it to Cortez.
McClash projects shoreline view: Manatee
County Commissioner Joe McClash's office produced
a graphic of Perico Island showing the shoreline of
Arvida's proposed high-rise condominiums.
Water restrictions: Caught in one of the worst
droughts of the century, the Southwest Florida Water
Management District places water restrictions on much
of Southwest Florida.
Mattay tosses no-hitter: Bali Hai Resort Little
Leaguer Joey Mattay threw his second no-hit ballgame
of the season in a 6-2 win over a good-hitting West
Manatee Fire & Rescue team.
Faasse sets RBI record: Haley's Motel slugger
Steve Faasse belted a home run and knocked in a
record-setting seven runs as his squad crushed Kiwanis


18-8. Faasse also was the winning pitcher.
Anchorage area proposed: Bradenton Beach pro-
posed to set aside an area south of the city pier for an
anchorage area. First, the city will map the seagrass
beds in the area that's already being used by a dozen
boaters as permanent mooring.
Protesters line causeway over Arvida: Dozens of
protesters lined Manatee Avenue near the Anna Maria
Bridge to protest Arvida's development plans for
Perico Island.
Holmes Beach turns 50: Holmes Beach city offi-
cials planned a party to celebrate 50 years of incorpo-
ration.
Galati employee saves man: Daryl Phillips. 41. of
Holmes Beach, thanked his lucky stars that Gary
Hirshberg of Bradenton was in the right place at the
right time. Hirshberg, a yacht salesman at Galati Ma-
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Skyway disaster revisited: Islander editor Paul
Roat recounts the Sunshine Skyway Bridge disaster of
1980. Roat was there soon after a 608-foot ship struck
the main bridge support in a 50 mph squall, collapsing
the center span and sending 35 people to their death as
they drove into the 800-foot opening and plummeted
150 feet into Tampa Bay. Of the eight passenger ve-
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bridge span's collapse by ducking between two huge
stanchions and crawling out from beneath the 90 feet
of roadbed that came to rest inches above his head.
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study by the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council
indicates it could take almost a day to evacuate every-
one who lives.on or near Anna Maria Island and get
them to high ground. Islanders are concerned that an-
other 900 homes planned for Perico Island would add
to the logjam on Manatee Avenue.
New post office: A new post office at Bayfront
Plaza in Anna Maria was being outfitted. It was sched-
uled to open in late August.
Stearns, Cosby, Duffy named Officers of the
Year: Officer Chuck Stearns of the Holmes Beach
Police Department and Bradenton Beach's Lt. John
Cosby and Detective Matt Duffy were named officers
of the year by their respective departments.
Vasser earns math award: William Vasser of
Bradenton Beach was named a national award winner
in mathematics by the U.S. Achievement Academy. A
Bayshore High student, Vasser is a member of the
National Honor Society. He is the son of Donnie and
Wanda Vasser of Bradenton Beach.
Faasse throws no-hitter: Steve Faasse of Haley's
Motel followed a seven RBI game with a no-hit win
over Bali Hai Resort in Anna Maria Little League ac-
tion.
WMFR, Kiwanis combine for 41 runs: West
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score of 27-14. Both baseball teams combined for 31
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council to lend their support for the project or protest
the invasive nature of the tall buildings on the shore-
line. By the time the council voted, most of the 250
people who hung around all day had gone home think-
ing the city would postpone the vote. Only a handful of
people remained when the council rammed through
Arvida's plan.
Fireboat a straight shooter: West Manatee Fire
& Rescue District received a new $100,000 fireboat
with 550-gallon-per-minute pump capability.
Tebbetts memorabilia revealed: The late Birdie
Tebbetts of Anna Maria left a legacy of baseball
memorabilia behind. His extensive collection of
autographed baseballs, bats, uniforms, pictures, pins,
World Series rings and even team luggage went on the
auction block. A Ty Cobb autographed baseball was


going for nearly $4,000 and the rings were expected to
bring $20,000 each. When the sale of the stuff was all
said and done, it fetched $272,000.
First turtles of the season hit beach: The Island's
first loggerhead turtles of the season hit the beach to lay
eggs.
Haley's crowned champs: Haley's Motel won the
Anna Maria Little League championship with a 17-12
come-from-behind win over Bali Hai Resort.
Island Girls win: The Island Girls basketball team
for young ladies age 1 I -13 and coached by Fire Chief
Andy Price won the G.T. Bray championship with a 7-
1 record.
New restaurant: A 153-scat restaurant is on the
drawing boards in Bradenton Beach. Called the Ga-
zebo, the elevated eatery is proposed to be built on the
site of the former Trader Jack's Restaurant.
Holmes Beach is 50: Residents and visitors
showed up at city hall May 20 to celebrate the city's


THE ISLANDER E DEC. 27, 2000 0 PAGE 17
50th birthday.
Residents challenge Perico: Eight residents of
Bradenton, the Island and Manatee County challenge
amendments to Bradenton's land-use plan for allowing
the 898-unit Arvida project to go through.
Girl pleads for bike return: Margaret Sawyer, 7,
wrote a letter to the person who stole her bike and she
wants it back, thank you.
Black box: A woman reported a suspicious man
walked up to her and set down a black box then walked
away. The Manatee County Sheriff's Office bomb
squad responded and cleared the area of automobiles.
An X-ray revealed the box contained two pairs of sun-
glasses, two T-shirts, a tape measure and toys.
Betsy Hills wins AA title: James Lang led off the
bottom of the eighth inning with an inside-the-park
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championship title with an 8-7 win over Bridge Street
Pier & Cafe.
Signal, crosswalk proposed: A signal crosswalk
was proposed for Gulf Drive and Ninth Street North in
Bradenton Beach across from the Gulf Drive Cafe.
Trolley resurrected: County Commission Joe
McClash resurrected the idea for an Island trolley that
also received the blessing of DOT Secretary Tom
Barry. The DOT estimate it will cost $1 million to buy
rubber-wheeled trolleys and build trolley stations.
Barry said the DOT would pay most of the cost.
Rod & Reel owner gets city pier: Mario
- Schoenfelder rolled the dice and landed on the Anna
Maria City Pier. Schoenfelder, who owns the Rod & Reel
Pier just west of the city pier, offered to fix the aging struc-
ture in return for the lease that demands $5,000 a month
in rent with six months rent in advance. Repairs are ex-
pected to cost $200,000. The city pier has a building for
a restaurant and another for a bait shop with bathrooms.
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Haley's captures LL championship: Given up
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Community Affairs had yet to give its approval of
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The amendments were designed to allow Arvida to
build its project. ManaSota-88 also charged the city
approved the project before the 353 acres on Perico
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Theater director stabbed to death: A renowned
Sarasota theater director was found stabbed to death in
his north Longboat Key home by someone who appar-
ently knew the man. Jamie Brown, 57, was found in the
living of his home after New York friends called
Longboat Key police to check on him. Brown directed
plays on Broadway and the Asolo Theater in Sarasota.
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Cinderella who didn't get invited to the developers'
black-tie ball down on Longboat Key, and she hasn't
regretted it one bit. She is, in fact, looking prettier and
more dignified than her sister key with each passing
season." They describe the Island in terms such as
"family friendly" with growth that's been intelligently
controlled and "a sandy, low-key paradise that anyone
would be proud to call home." They continue with
"they are the sort of unaffected beach towns we loved
when we were kids. We strongly feel that people still
want communities and experiences when they go on
vacation today, not the overpriced, condo-dominated
gulags of Longboat Key and Marco Island." Further-
more, "There's no way we can avoid stating God's
honest truth about Longboat Key: It is an island with-
out soul or personality." Ouch!
Pirates aplenty at Snooks Adams Kids' Day:
They came by the hundreds to Bayfront Park in Anna
Maria. Long-time Islander Snooks Adams and the
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Year in review
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 19
500 children at the annual event Adams started 50 years
ago.
Summer plagued with restaurant closures: Bill
Zalla closes Marina Bay and Greer Kunkle gives up on
The Reef, the former High Seas restaurant, on the
Palma Sola Causeway.
Holmes Beach molester sentenced: A judge sen-
tenced James T. Straitwell, 30, of Bradenton, to 30
years in jail for sexually battering two girls age 14 and
9. The incident occurred when Straitwell entered an
unlocked vacation condo and stole the mother's purse
and then threatened to harm the girls if they said any-
thing.
Longboat police arrest plumber in murder:
Longboat Key police arrested Sarasota plumber
SJameson Smith, of Sarasota, and charged him with sec-
ond-degree murder of theater director James Brown of
Longboat.
Butch VO scores hole in one: Butch
VanOstenbridge scored a hole in one at Orange Lake
Resort's Cypress course near Orlando. The funny thing
about it, VO hit his eight-iron to a 147-yard par 3.
When the ball came down, it flushed some birds, hit
one on the wing and went in the hole.
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shore division. A sailfish worth 125 points put Bed
Fred over the top.
Island Elementary has highest FCAT scores:
Anna Maria Elementary School fourth graders earned
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top school was Braden River at 353.
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7500 Marina Drive is estimated to cost the city
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By Ann McGrath
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A project to reduce flooding on 49th and
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The project, set to begin in April, for storm
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The Haverkos Court Basin Project is coop-
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THE ISLANDER 0 DEC. 27, 2000 0 PAGE 21


Indoor soccer is wild
'kick in the gym'
In ancient Rome, a group of three were given com-
plete authority over all others.
Same, same in the under-14 girls soccer champion-
ship game as Naomi Osborne, Skyler Purcell and
Courtney Taylor of the Islanders punished the
Bradenton Foulers 8-2.
Taylor entered the Anna Maria Island Community
Center gym prior to the square-off saying, "This is it.
We're going to take this."
Purcell's comeback, "Undefeated."
The Islanders mashed their previous two opponents
to get to the trophy round of the seventh annual Indoor
Soccer Christmas Tournament.
Now the girls were talking of buying brooms for
the sweep.
Taylor spotted Osborne coming through the door
and said, "Naomi's stylin'."
Stylin' they all were. Osborne and Taylor scored
three goals each and Purcell added two and some slick
passes that led to goals.
With Osborne in goal for most of the first of two
20-minute periods, the Islanders relied on Purcell and
Taylor for offense and Whitney Price, Susanna
VanAndel, Katy Saunders and Kate Gazzo on defense.
Purcell missed a shot in front of the goal in the first
30 seconds, hitting the crossbar. Not to worry. The
clinic had only just begun.
Two minutes into the game Taylor scored the first
goal and a minute later Purcell made a perfect cross
from the right side to just in front and Taylor got the
header for her second goal and a 2-0 lead.
Osborne showed why she was in goal with a div-
ing save with 6:02 left in the first half. In a surprise, she


Not a chance
Joey Hutchinson of the Island Raiders under-8 boys division stops a Manatee East Stingers from scoring in
the Indoor Soccer Christmas Tournament Dec. 23. The Stingers beat the Islanders to take the championship


trophy. Islander Photo: David Futch
came roaring out with the ball like it was a designed
play and went down the court.
Osborne passed the ball to Purcell, who pushed it
back to Osborne, who crossed it to Purcell, who re-
turned it to Osborne in front, who pooched the ball to
make it 3-0.
The Foulers made things interesting by scoring.
With 28 seconds to play, they got a free kick in front
of the goal, but sent the ball out of bounds behind the
goal. Islanders 3-1 at the half.
The gang of three made a statement in the second
half.
The Islanders slammed home a goal in the first 15
seconds. About two minutes later, they stole the ball,
dribbled down the right side and fired one into the left
corner to make it 5-1.
Osborne came out of goal and the Foulers scored
a quick one. But Taylor made it 6-2 after taking a pass
from VanAndel and dribbling down the left side.


With 7:26 to go, Purcell drove past two defenders
and rubbed salt in the wound for the final champion-
ship 8-2 score.
Can you say No. 1? Osborne can. She took the
most-valuable player award.

MVP Sato comes up strong in goal
Josh Sato stayed in goal the entire under-16 boys
championship game Dec. 23 against the rival North-
west Bradenton team.
It meant the difference in the game as Sato shut
down the high-scoring Northwest team in the first half,
keeping it close enough in the second half for True Is-
landers to win 8-4. The win avenged last year's loss
and gave True Islanders the division title in the
Center's Christmas tournament.
Sato was voted Most-Valuable Player in the under-
16 division. Trevor Fair, Ryan Quigley and Bobby
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Kickin' it Hammer time
True Islander Mark Stroud, center, kicks it in gear to catch a Northwest player in Skyler Purcell hammers the ball home against the Bradenton Foulers at the
the Indoor Soccer Christmas Tournament. Diego Felipe waits for the pass from seventh annual Indoor Soccer Christmas Tournament at the Anna Maria Island
Stroud, who scored three goals. Felipe also scored three goals in the True Community Center. Purcell scored three goals Dec. 23 as the Islanders beat the
Islanders 8-4 championship win Dec. 23 over rival Bradenton Northwest. Foulers in the championship game of the under-14 girls division. Islander Photo:


Islander Photo: David Futch

Sports rap
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 21


S Latessa kept Northwest in check on defense.
The game was back-and-forth, back-and-forth for
the first 13 minutes until Northwest's Travis Clark
scored with 6:28 left on the clock.
About 15 seconds later, Joey Mousseau tied the
game at one when he fired the ball in from near the
gym's half court.
The True Islanders hit some bad luck when Clark
of Northwest scored on a pooch shot.
As the ball bounced toward Sato, he came out of
goal. Clark flicked the ball with his head and it dribbled
in for a 2-1 Northwest lead at the half.
Mousseau, Diego Felipe and Quigley moved the
ball the length of the court twice, but couldn't make it
work. The third time was a charm.
Felipe got the ball in the middle, made a pirouette
and shot the ball in goal to tie it at two.
Clark showed why he's the man on the Northwest
squad by scoring again at 17:20.
Felipe would have none of it, scoring a left-footed
goal at 16:28.
Sato showed up next with a point-blank blast of a
one-on-one shot from Clark.
Felipe put True Islanders up 4-3 at 15:23 and Mark
Stroud of the Islanders knocked one in for what looked
like a comfortable lead.
Northwest pulled to within a goal, but Quigley said
nothing doing with a clean shot and score.
Stroud made sure with two more goals in the wan-
ing minutes as True Islanders took home the trophy and
bragging rights.

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call on Birdie when they need a score.
The tiny Roberto "Birdie" Mendoza knows how to
slip-slide defenders when he's headed for the goal to
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Bradenton Magic No. 1 in the Center Christmas tour-
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He was voted most-valuable player in the under-12
division.
Mendoza's cousin Alex Caudron started the
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The victory put Mendoza and the Rage in the fi-
nals of the under-12 boys division played Dec. 23.
The Landsharks, led by Islanders Sean Pittman,
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Faasse and goalies Tanner and Shane Pelkey, put up
a good fight, but were outrun by Mendoza and his
cousin Alex Caudron who fed the ball each time
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when Pritchard made a perfect cross and Pittman
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In an under-16 boys match played Dec. 21, the
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The win avenged an 8-3 loss Dec. 16 to North-
west and put True Islanders in the Dec. 23 finals
against Northwest.
Diego Felipe scored five goals for True Island-
ers and was backed up by superior goal play by Ryan
Quigley and Josh Sato. Quigley kept a dangerous
Northwest team scoreless until the last minute of the
first half and Sato had at least a dozen tough saves
in the second half.
The play of the game came when goalie Sato
took the ball in the Islander's box and dribbled it the
length of the court to the surprise of the Northwest
players. Although he didn't score, the move set the
tone for aggressive play the rest of the game.
Quigley scored two goals, Sato and fellow Island-
ers Mark Stroud and Trevor Fair each had a goal.
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When weather gets nasty, try fishing Island canals


By Capt. David Futch
Like farmers, fishermen always talk and often
complain about the weather.
But the fisherman who's willing to try something
different when the weather turns sour can run into a
motherlode.
This is a good time to try fishing in Island canals
for mangrove snapper and sheepshead. There are
plenty of them there and you may even snag a snook.
Live shrimp around boats and docks are a good bet.
Tom Marsik at Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez
said Capt. Zach Zacharias reported fishing just two
days last week because of the cold weather. Despite the
chill, Zach said he did well on sheepshead, mangrove
snapper and flounder. He also picked up some trout,
redfish and snook, but not many. There are a lot of
small, almost keeper, gag grouper in the bay, Zach said.
Capt. Sam Kimball out of Annie's said things
have stayed the same for him. He's still catching plenty
of gag grouper and nice mangrove snapper offshore in
50 to 90 feet of water.
Lee Goss at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle on
Manatee Avenue said shrimp are difficult to come by,
but he has them. Sheepshead and black drum around
bridges and docks. Very few reds and the same on trout
and few if any snook.
"This water temperature going up and down has
the snook all confused," Goss said. "The fish don't
know how they're supposed to react."
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said the
canals in Holmes Beach and Anna Maria are great
place to fish this time of year.
"I went out with my sons and we fished shrimp in
the canals and had the biggest mess of sheepshead and


Snook happy
Louis Belcher of Ann Arbor, Mich., is looking for the
nearest frying pan after landing this 34-inch snook
with Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams.

mangrove snapper we've had in a long time," Lowman
said. "With a few dozen shrimp, you can catch a bunch
on nasty days.


"Offshore, look for grouper anywhere from seven
to 15 miles out. Trolling for grouper is terrific. Trigger-
fish are good this time of year on hard bottom, three
miles out and beyond. A chum bag works great. I've
hung a chum bag off the back of the boat before and
looked down and the triggerfish were eating the chum
bag. Even though you can't keep them, this is the best
time of year for trout. Artificial lures, live bait, hard
bait all work."
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said the sheep-
shead are biting well, but little else. Stingrays, skates
and sharks bit a little bit, but that's about it, Kilb said.
Capt. Mike Heistand and Capt. Thom Smith
said they went trolling for grouper with deep-diving
Mann Stretch 30 plugs and caught gags to 28 inches.
They also fished Island docks and caught a mess of
sheepshead and redfish.
Capt. Matt Denham and Rodney Shirley on the
Rip Tide out of Holmes Beach said they had to cancel
three trips last week due to the weather.
"When we finally got out Friday the water was
murky and we went out 20 miles until the water cleared
and we got a few gag grouper," Denham said. "You
had to drop the bait right down on top of them to get
them to bite."
Capt. Justin Moore on the Prima Donna II said
there are some pompano around and plenty of sheeps-
head.
"It's winter time fishing," Moore said. "There just
isn't much going on right now. The cold fronts are kill-
ing us."
Capt. Curt Morrison and Capt. Ryan Hackney
on the Neva-Miss are catching gag grouper and man-
grove snapper, but it's nothing to write home about.


Conflict, juxtapositions, 'us and them' attitudes


You gotta love the juxtaposition of locals and visi-
tors. You know, the contrast between flip-flops and the
black-socks-and-sandals look although visitors must
think that fishermen's white rubbery boots look pretty
funny.
That local-nonlocal difference was driven home to
me last week during the cold snap. I was at a favorite
watering hole, a beach bar on Lido Key, talking to
some friends. Our normal shorts and T-shirts were re-
placed with heavy coats, long pants and Eek! -
socks by some. Gosh, it was cold, we all agreed.
Enter a group of visitors. The group of a half-dozen
trooped down to the beach, spread out towels and the
women stripped down to bikinis. One woman even went
to the water's edge to test the temperature of the Gulf.
A couple of the guys came up to the bar for adult
beverages, and overheard a friend say that she took
them to be from Canada. "Nope," the guy said, "Colo-
rado."
Conversation ensued, and after we pointed out that
the area near the bar was blocked from the wind, the
group moved up from the shore. I'll always remember
the image that day of my friend Jackie in her black, fur-
trimmed leather jacket chatting with a woman in a
skimpy bikini the best example of locals versus visi-
tors in Florida's winter weather season.



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I got an e-Christmas card from my friend Dr.
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book defining the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway fror
tip of Anna Maria Island to Lemon Bay,
Englewood, called "A Historical Geography of S
west Florida Waterways." It's a book that offers
"snapshots" of the ICW: one in 1890, one in the
1950s, and another today.
You can see, through charts and pictures, al
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100 years. The book also states for the first time
remember the fact that without the ICW this area w
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Besides the book, Gus has also been working with
S boaters and waterfront homeowners to resolve the con-
flict between the two groups. Anybody who lives on
., the water has probably glowered at a liveaboard boater
who has anchored just offshore of their house, "poach-
S ing" the view.
There have also been charges of improper trash and
S sewage dumping by boaters and tearing up seagrass
beds through improper anchoring.
"Significant progress has been made toward co-
existence," Gus says. "Even 10 years ago, there was an
all-or-nothing attitude toward protecting and preserv-
Gus ing the environment. Typically, the feeling was to ei-
e the their exclude everyone in order to save the.environment,
m the or that the population would totally deplete the re-
near source. Today the focus is-on sustainable growth."
outh- It's that "sustainable growth" that just got Gus a
three statewide honor, the Sustainable Florida Award,


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from the Florida Cabinet. The award is given to the
groups or individuals who "represent the best man-
agement practices for sustainable development in
Florida."
Gus, working with a team that includes Florida
Sea Grant Extension Service Agent John Stevely, has
encouraged boaters and homeowners to work out
their differences through a boater self-regulating
process.
"We set out to show that self-regulation is a viable
policy alternative," Gus says. "Our goal has always
been to increase recreational boaters' knowledge about
the marine environment in which they operate, and to
help boaters develop a self-regulating approach to us-
ing and conserving these resources."
Locally, Gus has been working with Bradenton
Beach officials to develop a policy to deal with a grow-


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Greetings.

Wishing you a

very happy and

healthy holiday!


HAPPY NEW YEAR

from all the staff at

Arvida Realty!

ISLAND CONDO
Bay view 2BR/2BA turnkey furnished end unit. Heated
pool and fishing pier. Steps to the beach. $149,900. Ken
Richards, 751-1155. IB70903.

Top Sales agent for November Denise Langlois
Top Listing agent for November Carol Heinze
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ing anchorage just south of the Bradenton Beach City
Pier. Gus has mapped out the area, and city officials
have pledged to come up with a way to manage the area
so homeowners and boaters can coexist peacefully.
Although it sounds like a monumental task, Gus and his
group have successfully come up with management
plans up and down Southwest Florida, so there is hope
they'll come up with something that even feisty Island-
ers can live with.
It sounds like a minor project until you realize there
are something like 830,000 registered boats in the state,
with about half that many more from out of state vis-
iting Florida waters annually. Lots of boats, lots of po-
tential for "conflict" a bureaucratic term for a war.
When I was a "little Roat," growing up on the Is-
land, Cortez fishermen would often net mullet just off
our bayfront seawall. My folks would sometimes ask
me to go out to the seawall, not to beg, but to "look
pitiful." I guess it worked, because the Cortezians
would usually toss me a couple mullet for dinner.
As I got older, the pitiful looks didn't work any-
more, so I'd trade a couple beers for a couple fish.
The point was that cooperation and coexistence
wasn't a big thing then, and shouldn't be a big thing
today. We're all in this lifeboat together. It isn't "us and



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them" anymore. Thanks to people like Gus, maybe we
can all try a new/old attitude.

Sandscript factoid
The 1890s were a conflict-driven time in Florida.
Here's a comment about that little-known time in the
state's history from Peter Matthiessen's new book
"Bone by Bone."
"The word was out that a resolute man who was
easy with a horse and gun and kept his mouth shut
could make good money a lot faster in DeSoto
County, Fla., than anywhere west of the Mississippi.
For a few years in the early 1890s, the range wars
around Arcadia beat anything the Wild West had to
offer. The ranchers were advertising for gunslingers
as far off as St. Louis, and every outfit had its own
gang of hard riders. With so many rough men in the
saloons, a man could get his fill of fighting any time
he wanted, and be lulled to sleep at night by the pop
of gunfire. A lot of these brawls might start with
fists, but every man was quick to use a weapon be-
fore the other feller beat him to it. Fifty bloody fights
a day were not uncommon; four men were killed in
one shoot-out alone. The year before, a new brick jail
had to be built to hold the overflow."


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


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ISLAND HOME three blocks to
beach! Lots of fruit trees, shell yard,
2BR/3BA home with new A/C and
roof. Vinyl windows, oversized one-
card garage, family room and enclosed
porch. $229,500. #71794.

WATERFRONT HOMES:

2306 Canasta Dr........... $895,000
631 Foxworth Lane ....... $889,000
527 72nd Street............ $625,000
524 Key Royale Dr ........ $449,000
520 72nd Street ... NEW $419,000
617 Emerald Lane NEW $339,900


r 5 AW;r5800 Flotilla Dr ............. $329,000

203 55th Street............. $309,000

WATERFRONT
AND ISLAND CONDOS:
Richard Freeman
Realtor Waters Edge Condo ....... $249,000

ISLAND HOMES:
3706 Gulf Drive ........... $349,000
4002 6th Avenue .......... $369,000
2101 Avenue B..................$229,500
Alan Galletto
Broker/Realtor 311 66th Street.... NEW $229,500


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5208 Riverview Blvd ......... $1,999,999
3104 Avenue F ................ $575,000
110 Mangrove REDUCED $239,000
305 Clark Drive ............. $149,0003
4006 6th Ave .... #1-4 each $149,000
404 Magnolia Avenue .........$125,000

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MULTI FAMILY PROPERTIES:

101 25th Street ................ $599,000
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:

11319 Perico Isles Circle .. $248,000
11101 Auston Ct ... NEW $205,000
1262 Spoonbill Landings.. $189,900
11017 Jasmine Circle NEW $185,900

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9915 Manatee Ave..... $1,495,000
812 North Bay Blvd....... $879,900
101 25th Street........ NEW $599,000

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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.
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.


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WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS 2BR/ BEST BUY ON ISLAND Direct Intracoastal
2BA updated unit with open water view, and canal views from living room, kitchen and
deeded boat dock and carport. $285,000. bedroom of this new 3BR/2BA home. Boat
Call Dick Maher or Dave Jones 778-4800. lift, davits and hurricane strength tinted win-
dows. $389,000. Call Lynn Hostetler 778-
4800 for showing. MLS#71225


WELL LOCATED DUPLEX Enjoy living near GREAT INVESTMENT Priced to sell! One
the beach in asinglefamily neighborhood atan block to beaches. One cottage, plus a
affordable price. This unique two-story block fourplex. Cottage has 2BR/1BA, each unit
construction duplex offers 2BR/1BA on each in fourplex has 1BR/1BA. All annual ten-
floor with a delightful large shaded backyard, ants but could be seasonal. $399,900. Ed
Price of $224,000 includes new roof and Oliveira 778-4800 or 778-1199.
repainting as well as other interior upgrades. MLS#41886
Ken Rickett 778-3026.
Island lot: Commercial or duplex zoning. Call Lynn Hostetler 720-5876. $149,900



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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.
KING-SIZE BATES bedspread, ivory and pattern
$120, king-size, warm comforter, white with spaced
rose-vine pattern $100. 778-4029.
MOVING: Dining room table, glass top; six chairs,
two arm, four side; white wood buffet, area rugs,
Kirby vacuum, new. 798-9477.


LARGE WOOD BAKER'S cabinet from old restau-
rant. Commercial size; 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.
AVON CALLING ANEW, cosmetics, gifts, Skin-So-
Soft products, etc. Call Alison, 383-6201. All mes-
sages get a prompt response.
COINS FROM Royal Mint, non-circulated, presentation
case with Princess Di and Prince Charles silver crown,
$45; Elizabeth II 25th Jubliee Crown $10; Festival of
Britain 1951 silver crown $20; silver 50 nobles, cel-
ebrating Drakes conquest, $10. 792-4274.
BARGAIN TELESCOPE: L.L. Bean Celestron. Was
$350, now $175, or best offer. Call 778-3228.
WORLD PHILATELIST: More than 50 new pre-
stamped envelopes from the USSR. Each has a
great commemorative picture of a significant person
or event in history. From Tverskaya Post Office. $50.
792-4274.


Fran Maxon Real Estate Inc. SINCE 1970

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9701 Gulf Drive P.O. Box 717 Anna Maria FL 34216
941-778-2307. 800-306-9666
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Wedebrock Real Mate Company

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



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AN OU CEMAINTNS O TA IO ENA CEP ERSON:DL ongoticnudothry ous


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


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

ESTATE SALE Thursday, Dec. 28, 9am-2pm. Two
old quilts, Fenton cranberry vase, new capidimonte,
pretty bric-a-brac, nice dinette set, Broyhill painted
bed set, Hitchcock cabinet, curio, dining set and
china cabinet, glassware, pressed glass, Nippon,
shredder, set of dishes, Lenox, figurines, stereo,
painted twin bed set, cedar chest, rattan tables, four
swivel rockers, chest freezer, lamps, kitchenware
and linens.
LS AND FOU N I

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


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.


CLASS-C MOTOR HOME. 1997 Ford Coachman
22 feet, rear kitchen, V-10, 15K miles, air condi-
tioner, generator, microven, awning, loaded.
Excellent condition. $27,900, interesting trades
considered. 794-2334.



GULF VIEW CONDO
Furnished 2BR/2BA
:-. *- Small four-unit complex
Heated pool
Oversized 1,400 sq.ft.
Screened lanai
Roof top sun deck
Steps to beach

Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria Inc.
SALES/RENTALS
5408 Marina Drive Holmes Beach 778-7244
email: gulfbay@gate.net www.gulfbayrealty.com



JULIE McCLURE

Estate And
Household
Sales

Antique And
Personal
Property
Appraisals

Consultations
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


1990 CADILLAC Sedan DeVille. Four-door, loaded,
garaged, excellent condition 83K. Perfect Island car
$4,200. Call 778-7458.


OFFSHORE CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Glenn
Corder aboard Deep South. Half & full day. For infor-
mation call 778-1203 or mobile 713-5900.

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


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

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

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.

BABYSITTER NEEDED, our home. Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday, 2:45pm-6pm for two children ages 8 and
11 years. Beginning Jan. 2, 2001. Call 778-4249.

PART-TIME HELP NEEDED. Cook Friday, Satur-
day and Sunday, 3-11 pm; dishwasher Monday and
Tuesday 3-11pm; Host/cashier (must be 18+)
Tues., Wed. and Thurs. Good pay for all positions.
Call Mr. Bones, 778-6614.


MAINTENANCE PERSON: Longboat condo, thirty hours,
good pay for experience. 953-6693 or fax 342-6296.

EXPERIENCED COMPANION NEEDED, full-time to
cook and drive. Friendly, honest, dependable. Call
(941)518-5655.


MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, patio gardens,
trimming, clean-up, edgings more. Hard-working and
responsible. Excellent references. Edward 778-3222.

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

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

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

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

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

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.


Moving In?
Moving Out?
Moving Up?
Call Karen Day
788-6696
Evenings: 779-2237
Mike Norman Realty, inc.
3101 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach


PANORAMIC VIEWS! 4BR/3BA, DON'T MISS THIS! Beautiful 4BR/ KEYROYALE DEEP WATERFRONT. 2 POSSIBLY 3BR/2.5BA. boat dock
pool, boat dock. $625,000. 2BA newly renovated. $229,500. 3BR/2BA with pool. $449,000. $419,000.
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Happy New Year
We've signed up 20 new
rentals in the past three weeks!
We're taking weekly and monthly
reservations for this coming winter season.
Call now!!


Ann (Harmon) Caron
LIC. Real Estate Broker
a Accredited Residential Manager
12 years of Anna Maria
.. Island Experience
S3001 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach
941 778-6849 800 778-9599
Fax: 941 779-1750
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se Improvements 778-4173
Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
Replacement Doors and Windows
Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
Lic#CBC056755


HAVING A PARTY? NEED HELP?
Call ... BLACK-TE SERVICES

Experienced Bartender and/or Server


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


Where advertising works fast!


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
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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.

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

NEW FENCE? UPGRADE YOUR HOUSE. 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.

CLEANING GAL residential weekly, bi-weekly. Expe-
rienced, professional, attention paid to detail. 795-
2720. Local references available.

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. 753-6483.

THE PERFECTIONIST is back! Cleaning with perfec-
tion. Call Sharon 778-0064.

HAVING A MAC ATTACK? Call for help with MAC or
PC. Training, internet, hardware selection and in-
stallation. Call Ed, 778-2553.
LAWN ANDGRDE


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.


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.

DEPENDABLE LAWN CARE, reasonable rates, free
estimates, sprinkler repairs, hauling, mowing, etc.
Call Jason 761-4547.


JACK-OF-ALL-TRADES. Handyman. Free esti-
mates. Carpentry, roofing, masonry, repairs and
pressure washing. Call Jack 721-1958.

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

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

QUALITY Carpentry work. Call 795-1947.


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

INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. 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.

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

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

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

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

WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and moreby
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.

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.

STRAIGHT-SHOT LANDSCAPE SERVICE. Installa-
tions, Koi ponds, clean-ups and hauling. Shell delivered
and installed as low as $26.50 per yard. 727-5066.

HAVING A MAC ATTACK? Call for help with MAC or
PC. Training, internet, hardware selection and instal-
lation. Call Ed, 778-2553.


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.

FURNISHED DUPLEX, Holmes Beach. 1BR/1BA
with lovely lanai and tropical yard near beach.
Ground level. Available December. $1,200/month.
921-0074.

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



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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.

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. Avail-
able now thru Dec. and season. 778-7107.

X-MAS SPECIAL 1BR/2BA fully equipped apartment,
steps to beach, Anna Maria Island. Pets welcome.
$398/week. 778-1098.

PET FRIENDLY furnished 1 BR 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.

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.

SEASONAL RENTAL Holmes Beach 2BR/2BA,
completely furnished canalfront with 34-foot dock,
heated pool and Jacuzzi. Gorgeous landscaping. All
utilities included, plus pool and yard. $3,300/month.
778-3360 or (863)646-0305.

BAYFRONT DUPLEX, 1 BR/1 BA, fumished seasonal
$1,000/month for December, $1,400/month for Janu-
ary. Annual unfurnished $625/month. 109 13th St.
South, Bradenton Beach. 322-2101.

ANNA MARIA 3BR/2.5BA, one half block to beach,
washer/dryer, microwave, utilities, cable, no pets, no
smokers. Winter only, $2,700/month plus security.
Three-month minimum. (863)646-9233.

WATERFRONT Duplex, Bradenton Beach on
Intracoastal. Docks, davits, walk to beach, 2BR/1BA,
washer/dryer, storage $900/month annual, $1,100/
month seasonal with furniture and boat. (727)784-
3679 or (727)542-7020.

ANNUAL 2BR/1BA directly on Gulf of Mexico, private
beach. Water, sewer, garbage included. $1,000/
month, assurity/security required. 792-2779.

IMMACULATE KEY WEST-style 2BR/2BA home.
February, March, April and summer rental. Quiet
street, Bradenton Beach. One-minute walk to Gulf
beach, bayfront park, playground. Enjoy tropical
breezes from large palm-shaded porch. Bright, open,
nicely decorated, furnished. Gourmet kitchen.
Washer/dryer, cable TV, stereo, answering machine.
Spring $2,950/month, summer $1,750/month. Call
Dennis (614)447-9020.


MARINER'S COVE, fabulous 3BR/2.5BA, furnished
bayfront apartment available 2/1/2000 for seasonal
or annual rental. Gated community with elevator,
heated pool, tennis, boat dock, park-like setting and
beautiful bay views. End unit with 2,150 Sq Ft., plus
porches. Call Dave Moynihan, Realtor. Call 778-7976
evenings.

CHARMING ISLAND HOME 2BR/2BA. Completely
furnished, garage, laundry, dock, many extras, on a
quiet street. Available January-December 2001.
$2,400/month, $700/week. Call (813) 286-9814.

SEASONAL OR MONTHLY rental 3BR/3BA in Anna
Maria with canalfront and dock. One-car garage, one
block from beach, large entertainment room with bar.
Completely furnished, singe story, available Novem-
ber-May, no smoking, pontoon boat available.
$3,500/month. Call (863)683-4703 or (863)688-9281.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA plus den, spacious home. In-
cludes boat dock across the street, screened porch,
washer/dryer and garage. $1,100/month plus utilities.
First, last and security $500. Anna Maria Realty, 778-
2259.

WATERFRONT 2BR/2BA unfurnished condo in
West Bay with boat slip and carport. Up to date. Call
778-0176.

SEASONAL FURNISHED 1 BR/1 BA Holmes Beach,
across from beach. Cable and utilities included. $525/
week, $1,800/month. Available 01/02/01. Call
(248)760-8661.

WINTER RENTAL spacious 2BR/1BA. Large, mod-
ern kitchen, king beds, garage, washer/dryer,
screened porch, patio, gas grill. Steps from sandy
beach. No pets. $2,800/month. (813)985-6765.

ELEVATED DUPLEX, 2BR/2BA. Garage and storage.
One block to beach. No pets. $675/month. 778-1539.
ST. ARMAND'S HOME, short walk to circle/Lido
beach. 3BR/2BA, heated pool, nice furniture. Sea-
sonal/Long term rental. Tele/fax: (941)795-4195.

SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA second floor. Newly decorated
on Intracoastal. Dock, washer/dryer, dishwasher. No
smoking, pets on approval. All inclusive $2,300/
month. December-April. 778-0349 or 794-5980.

ANNUAL RENTALS. Beautiful, brand new 2BR/1 BA
apartments available now. $950 and $975/month.
Call Island Vacation properties at 778-6849.

ANNUAL RENTAL, spacious and nice 2BR/2BA
ground-level duplex. Nice yard, near beach and
shopping. 308 57th St. Call 713-3098 or 779-1801.

WATERFRONT APARTMENT 1BR/1 BA includes water
and cable. $750/month plus $375/security. Call 779-2148.

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

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BRADENTON BEACH vacation rental 2BR/1.5BA.
One block to beach, turnkey. Available January 2001.
778-7098.

ANNUAL RENTAL, large, new 3BR/2BA unit with
pool close to beach. $1,500/month. Call Jeff Kenrick,
Marina Pointe Realty, 713-5478.

SEASONAL PRIVATE 2BR/2BA home, January-
April. Darling, brand spanking new interior and fur-
nishings. Steps to beach at Anna Maria's Bean Point.
$3,000/month or $950/week. Gulf-bay Realty 778-
7244 or 1-800-771-6043.

WANTED: ANNUAL RENTAL at $1,200-$1,500/
month. Unfurnished, clean two or three bedrooms
with two baths in the Anna Maria or Holmes Beach
area. Man and wife relocating from Orlando in June
2001. Phone Daniel at (407)909-0592.

ELEVATED CANALFRONT home, 2BR/1BA newly
remodeled up-scale furnishings. Steps to beach.
Available January and February, $2,500/month. Call
(813)971-7999/days or (813)920-3845/nights.

NORTH SHORE DRIVE, spacious 3BR/2BA ground-
floor cottage with great Gulf views and wonderful
beach. Available January and/or February, $3,500/
month. Call (813)752-4235.

DUPLEX 1BR/1BA tropical furnishings. Seasonal
$1,450/month, annual $650/month, $650/security.
Water and garbage, no pets. 778-5114.

RESORT 66, 1 BR efficiency, full housekeeping ser-
vice, TV w/cable, pool, ocean, hot tub, fully furnished.
Located on beautiful Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Is-
land, Florida. Available weeks of March 3-10, 10-17,
17-24. Call (315)894-2304.

MOVE-IN CONDITION! 3BR/2BA Key West-style
home in Holmes Beach. Two-car garage, no mainte-
nance yard, community boat ramp and extra storage.
$299,000, Ed Boothe, Wedebrock Real Estate 383-
5543.


SEASONAL CLEAN spacious turnkey efficiency.
Lanai, deck, walk to beach. $900/month, January.
$1,000/month, February, March and April. 778-5382.

ANNUAL 2BR/1BA in Bradenton Beach available
now. $725/month, first, last, security required. Call
757-253-2382 or 757-220-3544. Walk to beach.

GULF BEACH HOUSE at north end of Anna Maria.
Available January 201 only due to cancellation. Rea-
sonable. 776-178.



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

BAYFRONT ESTATE, 2 houses and duplex. Newly
painted and re-roofed. Spectacular view, $825,000.
109 13th St. S., Bradenton Beach. Call 322-2101.

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

260 FEET on Palma Sola Bay, zoned RDD4.5., Re-
duced $199,000. Call Sam Watkins, Coldwell
Banker, 321-8323.

CORDOVA LAKES 3BR/2BA two-car garage.
Everything new inside. Cathedral ceilings $119,900.
Village Green custom villa, BEAUTIFUL 1BR/1BA
condo on Longboat Key. Just reduced to $116.900/
O.B.O. Located on canal close to bay. Newly redeco-
rated and fully fumished. Seller is motivated for quick
sale. David Bass, broker. 778-4611.

2BR/2BA ELEVATED HOUSE, Holmes Beach. New
siding, paint and carpet. Large screened room with
hot tub. Large sun deck above three-car garage. 300
feet to beach. $235,000. 778-3456 by appointment.


ADULT-LIVING FACILITY. 6BR/2BA, over 2,000 sq.
ft., large yard, excellent location, 75th and Manatee.
Available immediately, lease or sale. 778-6441 or
778-7340.

PERICO BAY CLUB. Beautiful water views from
roomy ground-level condo. 2BR/2BA, two large walk-
in closets, attached garage. Gated community with all
amenities. $148,500. Call 795-8370.

2BR/2BA SPLIT-PLAN condo, heated pool, tennis
court, deeded dock on deep canal. Covered carport
with large storage. 795-0613.



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to 5404 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, FL 34217. We're
located next to Ooh La La in the Island Shopping
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No. 1217


ABOUT THAT FRUITCAKE
By FRANCES HANSEN / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ


ACROSS
1 Mountain cats
6 Haitian dictator's
nickname
13 Site of thousands
of flowers
18 Peace in the
Mideast?
20 United way?
21 Little gander
22 Start of a verse
about holiday
fruitcake
25 1931 sudser about
a washed-up
prizefighter
26 Seurat's"
Baignade"
27 Like some pitches
28 See 95-Down
29 Do
31 Literary
monogram
32 Small piano
36 "A good servant
but a bad master":
Bacon
37 38-Across's
milieu
38 Junk, e.g.
42 Brown bagger
43 Unhappy
expression
44 Henley crew
45 Movie theater
46 More about that
fruitcake
52 Luau fare
53 Cartoon frames


54 Pakistan's chief
river
55 Uninspiring talk
56 Eminence
58 Tee-hee
60 Chic
61 Parallel
63 Wasn't paid up at
the bar
65 Sanction
68 Cloisonne coating
70 English class
activity
74 Mosque priests
75 Newsreel pioneer
Charles
76 Embellish
77 Coroner's abbr.
78 Yet more about
that fruitcake
83 Its playing fields
are famous
84 They're black for
witches
85 Oriental au pair
86 double (two-
step dance)
87 Last word of "For
He's a Jolly Good
Fellow"
88 Ref's decision
89 Theatrical
backdrop
91 Paint basecoat
93 Map abbr.
94 Inclination
95 Barrett of Pink
Floyd
96 Adult's cry in a
children's game
100 Kind of
observatory: Abbr.
101 Parts of Middle
Earth


106 Final words about
that fruitcake
110 Mideast
millionaires
I11 Late
112 Kind of
inspiration
113 Pair on a bike
114 Bloodshed
115 Makes out

DOWN
1 "Hey, you"
2 Slip
acknowledgment
3 "If He Walked
Into My Life"
musical
4 Novelist Waugh
5 She had a choice
in literature
6 "Hair" producer,
1967
7 Be in bed, maybe
8 Grand
("Evangeline"
setting)
9 Attraction
10 Like lacework
11 Pleasing to the ear
12 So-so mark
13 Emulates the
birds and the bees
14 Mille
(Minnesota
county)
15 "You're the_
Care For" (1931
hit)
16 Parietal cell
secretion
17 Block of Brie?
19 Not accidental


21 Paprika-seasoned
stew
23 Meditation class
chorus
24 Bull session
participants?
29 Really come down
30 Pay one's share,
with "up"
32 Gives and takes
33 Vinifera variety
34 It has 25 states
35 1 and 66: Abbr.
36 Barbers'
challenges
37 General Motors
division
38 Ancient symbols
of resurrection
39 Hand a line to,
say
40 How to sign a
contract
41 "Our Gang" dog
43 "Moby-Dick"
captain
44 Baptism of fire
47 Eye doctor
48 Have coming
49 Toned
50 -temps
(meanwhile, in
Metz)
51 King nicknamed
"Longshanks"
57 Name in old
politics
58 Extra innings
59 Craters of the
Moon locale
60 Big problem for a
pilot
62 By
64 Quite silly


65 Carried a torch
(for)
66 Play to the rafters
67 Pitcher Martinez
69 Copy cats?
71 Epitomic
72 Headache
intensifier
73 Football's
Bowl
75 Brightens


76 Its capital is
Hagatfia
79 Results of getting
needled?
80 Looming choice
81 Bypass
82 One whose days
are numbered?
89 Beowulf, notably
90 Stalactite site
91 Church council


92 Add just before
the deadline
93 "Wayne's World"
co-star
94 1983 Indy 500
winner
95 With 28-Across,
some protests
96 first..."
97 Annual opener
98 Pitcher


99 Foil relative
101 Joint with a cap
102 Singer Matthews
103 Of the ear
104 Non-P.C. wrap
105 Some Fr. martyrs
107 cit.
108 Nabokov novel
109 It may be cut


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