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Skimming the news ... The rest of the year in review on the Island, page 4.
"The Best News on Anna Maria Island"
Volume 9, no. 8, Jan. 3, 2001 FREE
of the year:
She's a relative newcomer in terms of longev-
ity on Anna Maria Island. She came to us three
years ago from Atlanta, Ga.
She brought with her a passion for butterflies
and butterfly gardening, but quickly discovered
things were different here.
In spite of the fact she had a large property and
hundreds of plants there and a very successful but-
terfly garden, "the majority of plants there won't
grow here." she said.
Then she met a woman who shared her pas-
sion. Together they plotted and planned and ad-
vertised for persons interested in butterflies to
meet with them. More than 20 people showed up.
That was two years ago this month. Her new
acquaintance, Connie Hodson, became the local
founder of the Manasota Chapter of the North
American Butterfly Association a short time later.
Mostly they met to share information, but they
also had goals. One was to start a public butterfly
garden. which Ambrose spearheaded in Holmc.s
Beach. In May they sponsored a butterfly garden
tour which benefited the Manatee Opportunity
Council. They brought speakers to meetings to in-
crease their knowledge on the subject.
PLEASE SEE ISLANDER, PAGE 3
Nancy Ambrose, surrounded by flowers from the Island's butterfly garden. Islander Photos: Bonner Futch
Perico marina, gas station
By David Futch
Stephen Thompson, an attorney for Perico Harbor
Marina and the convenience store next door, said an-
nexation of the two properties was a matter of position-
ing for the future.
With Arvida planning an 898-unit condominium
on 353 acres of adjacent Perico Island property, Thom-
pson said the marina and store wanted to ensure they
would be part of the planning process.
Bradenton City Council members agreed and voted
4-0 to bring the two properties into the city.
"As Arvida moves forward, there will be ties to the
two properties," Thompson told the council Dec. 27.
"We're not moving forward with any construction.
We're just positioning ourselves."
The marina property is nearly built out with 15 wet
slips and space for 240 boats in a dry boat storage shed.
One-half acre of land at the marina is undeveloped and
Thompson said there were no plans for it. He also said the
marina would never build condominiums on its property.
Joan Dunn, who lives in the Perico Bay Club just
east and south of the proposed Arvida project, said she
was opposed to annexation because the city has no idea
what the plans are for the marina property.
"Annexation without more information is irrespon-
sible," Dunn said. "The property in question will be
altered at a future date because of Arvida's planned-
unit development on Perico."
Another Perico Bay Club resident, Ann Rogers,
said she was opposed to the annexation because the
county is better equipped through its land-use laws to
protect the land.
Rogers said she was speaking for Concerned Citi-
zens of Manatee County, the group suing the city for
approving the Arivda project.
She also said she was concerned about what
might happen to the marina and store once Arvida
builds its project.
"We've not been told the intention of the marina
and store property owners," Rogers said. "This is like
getting a box and not knowing its contents."
Thompson responded by saying "it's an existing
marina and we're not going to change it. It will continue
to be a marina. We're trying to position the property for
planning purposes. Whether it's Arvida or someone else,
the adjacent property is going to be developed. It makes
sense because there will be joint planning some day.
"We haven't really talked to Arvida, but whether
it's them or someone else, the people who live there
will be our future customers."
Councilperson Marianne Barnebey asked city at-
torney Bill Lisch if the county could sue over the ma-
Lisch said it could, but that it doesn't seem likely
because the annexation is legal and a separate issue
from the Arvida flap.
Barnebey, who voted against approving the Arvida
project, said she was voting for annexation because
"they can't do anything without triggering an environ-
mental impact statement."
Marinas are required by the U.S. Army Corps of En-
gineers and the Florida Department of Environmental
Protection to do an impact statement if a plan changes.
Young Islanders' play coming
The play that won two young Islanders high
honors will be presented at their alma mater Fri-
day, Jan.5, but they won't be there.
"The Missing Glasses," winner of the Young
Playwrights Festival in Sarasota last May, is the
work of Amanda Nelson and Rachel Sawmiller,
both Anna Maria Island girls.
It is coming to the Island Elementary School
for two performances Friday, at 12:45 p.m. for
second- and third-grade students and at 1:50 for
fourth- and fifth-grade classes. It will be in the
school auditorium and the public may attend, said
a school spokesperson.
Not the playwrights, though they wrote
their masterpiece when they were in the fifth
grade and they are now in the sixth, which means
they have gone on to a middle school off-Island.
Presenting the play will be the Playmakers, a
touring group from the Florida Studio Theatre,
which sponsored the Young Playwrights Festival.
In addition to the play, the Playmakers will
focus on high-energy improvisation and audience
participation, a theater spokeswoman said. The
Playmakers are Julee Breehne, Chris Friday, Teri
Leahy and Rachel Shwayder.
The tour will reach 60,000 youngsters through-
out Florida, said the spokeswoman, and it will end
with the Playmakers inviting students to write plays
and submit them for the May 2001 festival.
Further information may be obtained at 366-
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Anna Maria resident requests pine removal
By Laurie Krosney
Australian pines pose a problem for most of pen-
insular Florida, and they are a specific problem to Anna
Maria resident Gordon Wallace.
Several of the Australian pines in Wallace's front
yard caught fire recently.
A front was moving in, and the high winds
knocked some power lines into the trees, igniting them.
"It was about 2 in the morning when we heard
this commotion outside. Our neighbors called the
fire department when they noticed the trees were
burning," Wallace said.
During the same night, a huge limb from a nearby
Australian pine broke off and crashed to the ground.
"It came down with a huge bang," Wallace said.
"We decided then and there we wanted the trees
near our house removed," he said.
Wallace is arranging to have the Australian pines
on his property taken down himself, but said the city
should take care of the ones on the right of way.
Wallace spoke to Public Works Director Anne
Beck about the trees on the right of way near his house
and she advised him to write a letter to city commis-
sioners requesting the removal of the trees. She said
tree removal is expensive and the commission will
have to approve the expenditure.
In his letter to commissioners, Wallace requests
"two dangerously large trees, an Australian pine and a
Norfolk pine, be removed from the right of way on the
Fern Street side of our house."
According to author Gil Nelson of Sarasota in his
book "The Trees of Florida, A Reference and Field
Guide," Australian pines were brought to Florida early
in the 1900s.
They are indigenous to Australia, where they grow
very deep roots and can withstand punishing winds.
It was thought that those deep root systems would be
great for controlling erosion on the beaches of South
As with most exotic imports, things did not work
out quite as expected.
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Pines present potential problem
Anna Maria resident Gordon Wallace is asking the city to remove these Australian pines from the right of way
by his property at the northeast corner of Jacaranda Avenue and Fern Street. Islander Photo: Laurie Krosney
In Florida, where moisture is abundant, the trees
did not develop deep root systems.
In Australia where it is arid, the trees have to seek
moisture deep in the ground. Here, the trees find plenty of
moisture right at the surface, so they do not develop deep
The shallow rootballs make the trees extremely
top-heavy, so they tend to topple in a strong wind.
Additionally, according to Nelson, the Australian
pines here are pests.
"Although sometimes enjoyed for their shade, they
are extremely destructive to the natural vegetation and
tend to take over the areas they invade.
"The dense foliage shades out and displaces an
array of native trees and shrubs, including the sea
grape, coco-plum, and bay cedar, and its fallen
branchlets release chemicals that suppress the
growth of surrounding vegetation," Nelson writes.
Ed Golden, who teaches classes on tropical
plants at the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in
Sarasota, said it is illegal to sell or replant the pest
trees in Florida.
"They are a terrible problem," he said.
Anna Maria commissioners will be asked to pay
for the removal of the trees on the right of way near
Wallace's house at their Jan. I I meeting.
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THE ISLANDER 0 JAN. 3, 2001 0 PAGE 3
Lawyers comb files in 1996 lawsuit Meetirgs
By Laurie Krosney
Attorneys for the estate of a man who was injured
in a 1996 fall at the Anna Maria City Pier were in town
last week combing the city's files for information.
Alfred Lloyd Haines was injured when he fell
while walking on the pier in December 1996.
According to a complaint filed by Haines and his
wife against the city and the Anna Maria Oyster Bar
Inc., Haines fell when his foot caught in a loose plank
at the entrance to the pier.
The complaint alleges that this caused Haines to
hurl forward onto the pavement, fracturing his right
hip, elbow and shoulder.
Haines also sustained numerous scrapes and
He was taken to Blake Medical Center, where he
was stabilized before being flown to Toronto General
Hospital in Canada, where he remained for two weeks.
Haines has subsequently died, but his wife contin-
ues the lawsuit on behalf of his estate.
The complaint alleges the city had a contractual
obligation to inspect the pier monthly and the tenant
was required to maintain the pier in a safe condition:
According to city records, the last inspection of the
pier was made a year and a month before Haines' fall.
The Anna Maria Oyster Bar closed its doors in
October 1998 when negotiations with the oity to renew
its lease for the pier weren't to the owner's liking.
In addition to maintaining the pier in a safe condi-
tion, the lease required the tenant to maintain a $2 mil-
Islander of year: Nancy Ambrose
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Ambrose and the other members learned a lot
about butterfly gardening here and about the butter-
flies they could attract to the area with mostly native
Ambrose said last year she had a large popula-
tion of caterpillars to feed, "and they're eating ma-
chines." Another member furnished her with
lion liability policy.
.The Florida League of Cities indemnified the city.
It denied the Haines claim in November 1997 after
completing an investigation, saying no negligence was
found on behalf of the city.
The Oyster Bar's insurance company initially re-
fused to indemnify the city, but later agreed to do so,
because it was bound to do so by the terms of the lease.
Haines' estate is represented by the Tampa law
firm of Paul and Singer. The lawsuit seeks damages in
excess of $15,000.
The attorneys spent several days at city hall in the
week between the Christmas and New Year's holidays
reviewing city files pertinent to the issue.
Tingley Library seeks books
for its annual sale
Books and cassettes and videos and CDs are
being sought for the annual Tingley Memorial Li-
brary Book Sale, scheduled Feb. 10 and 11 in con-
junction with the Bridge Street Festival.
The library board said used hardcover, paper-
-back and cassette books, videos and music CDs are
welcome now for stockpiling for the sale. They
may be dropped off at the library, 111 Second St.
N. behind Bradenton Beach City Hall.
Proceeds will benefit the library, the board
said, and donations are tax-deductible. Details may
be obtained at 779-1208.
pipevine to supplement the horde and later she was
able to provide milkweed plant for someone else's
Ambrose's impact on Anna Maria Island can be
seen and visited and enjoyed between the
Holmes Beach City Hall complex and the Island
It's there you can see the results of her hundreds of
volunteer hours blooming and fluttering.
Not only can you enjoy the plants and butterflies.
Anna Maria City
Jan. 11,7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
Jan. 4, 7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda: spe-
cial event for Bridge Street Festival, banner requests
for various organization, consent agenda, commission
and liaison reports and public comment.
Jan. 10, 6:30 p.m., special city commission on parking
lot expansion for Bradenton Beach Marina.
Jan. 11, 6 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting.
Agenda: personal watercraft rental by Bradenton
Beach Sailboat Rentals, 1300 block Gulf Drive.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
Jan. 9, 7 p.m., city commission meeting followed by
city commission workshop.
Jan. 10, 7 p.m., parks and beautification committee
Holnes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
you can walk on the path she created amid trellises and
arbors and linger on the benches in the courtyard made
of engraved, personalized bricks Ambrose and her
team of volunteers sold to raise funds for the garden.
It's a peaceful refuge that has enhanced our sur-
roundings and' most incredibly, adds to the ambiance
of Anna Maria Island.
And, that's no small feat. Over the years we've
heard enough cries for "change."
Seldom is it so benign and so welcome.
So, for Nancy, who this week faces the greater
challenge of cancer, we say thank you for making Anna
Maria Island a more lovely, gracious and colorful place
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The rest of year in review
By David Futch
Island happenings continue for the last six months
of the year 2000.
New causeway bridges: Construction began on
two new bridges on Palma Sola Causeway and was
expected to take at least a year before completion. The
road is open, but it's a scary run through the detours.
New Eckerd coming: There's going to be a new
kid in town really an old kid with a new look.
Holmes Beach commissioners approved a site plan to
allow Benderson Development to build an 11,200-
square-foot Eckerd,Drugs at the corner of East Bay
Drive and Manatee Avenue.
Island worth $1.2 billion: The Manatee County
property appraiser put the Island's "worth" at $1.2 bil-
lion including assessed property and personal property
Request to build on beach denied: An adminis-
trative law judge denied Susan Negele's request to
build a home on the Gulf at the end of Elm Street in
Anna Maria because of the instability of the beach.
Harry's Continental Kitchens: Harry and Lynn
Christensen were honored by the Longboat Key Cham-
ber of Commerce for Harry's Continental Kitchens as
"2000 Small Businesspersons of the Year." The restau-
rant is renowned for its fine food, wine selection and
Turtles lead the race: Anna Maria Island was
deemed ahead of itself in the sea turtle business: More
nests than normal, fewer false crawls and earlier hatch-
ings. With 153 nests counted in early June, the Island
was 53 nests ahead of last year's count of 100 at the
Desaliniiation plant: Tampa put into motion
plans to build a $95 million saltwater desalinization
Cascading waterfalls into a boat basin along Marina Drive at Clark Drive in Holmes Beach where six to
eight inches of rain stood on the road and more kept coming during a July storm. Islander Photo: Courtesy
plant capable of producing 25 million gallons of fresh
water every day. The plant will draw 45 million gallons
a day and the other 19 will become a brine solution to
dump into the Gulf.
Big, bad wave in 'Perfect Storm': A summer
blockbuster complete with characters who lived in
Cortez and Bradenton Beach is short on content and
long on special effects as "The Perfect Storm" wows
theatergoers with the biggest, baddest wave ever.
Charnock resigns, city searches for new build-
ing official: With the sudden, but expected, resignation
of Anna Maria Building Official Phil Charnock, the
city focused on finding a replacement for the often-
Street vacation denied: Bradenton Beach officials
denied a request to vacate a narrow piece of property
on the east side of a home at 13th Street South.
Holmes Beach to trade with Holmes: Holmes
Beach proposed doing a little horse trading with Hugh
Holmes Sr. for a piece of property at the "Cabana
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Year in review
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Club" on 77th Street.
Arvida to pay city legal fees: Bradenton Mayor
Wayne Poston accepted an offer from Arvida Co. for
help from a law firm Arvida will pay to fight city and
county residents over the development of north Perico
Island. According to ManaSota-88 chairman Gloria
Rains, "It smacks of collusion."
Home invasion: Anna Maria resident Helen
Crowther, 87, got a rude awakening when she awak-
ened to find a man in her house. The man demanded
she write him a $300 check, then tied her to her bed.
Manatee County sheriff's deputies found out the man
cashed the check in Oneco after filling in his own name
on the "payable to" line. Charged with home invasion
robbery was Clinton Franklin, 33, of Anna Maria -
Ballfield delayed again: Completion of Birdie
Tebbetts Field in Holmes Beach was delayed again and
county parks and recreation officials are laying the
blame on the drought. Without sufficient rain, the grass
wouldn't grow. As of July 12, the field was 15 months
behind schedule with no completion date in sight.
Darling gets second Tour hole in one: Bob Dar-
ling scored the Sunday Sunrise Tour's second hole in
one of the season on the 151-yard par 3 No. 4 at Palma
Sola Golf Club.
Factoid: Tsunamis tidal waves travel across
the oceans at speeds averaging 600 mph. In 1883, an
eruption of a volcano on the island of Krakatoa in In-
donesia spawned a tsunami with a speed of 700 mph
with a wave height of 133 feet, about the same as the
one in the movie "Perfect Storm."
Storm dumps 12 inches of rain on Island: A
storm of a different color showed up without warning,
pounding the Island with 50-knot winds and dumping
12 inches of rain on the Island in less than 12 hours. It
couldn't have come at a worse time -just before the
full moon high tide. Kayaks and canoes were the pre-
ferred method of transportation as many streets were
three to four feet under water. Approximately 50 homes
Building help: Anna Maria accepted the resigna-
fion. f former building official Phil Charnock, then
Perico Island continued to be in the news, as opposition mounted to block the proposed 898-unit development
by Arvida Co.
struck a three-month deal with Holmes Beach and
Bradenton for building department services.
Mote dies: No fish ever had a better friend than
William (Bill) Russell Mote. Born in Tampa in 1906,
Mote and his wife Lenore and sister Elizabeth helped
turn Mote Marine Laboratory on City Island in
Sarasota into an internationally recognized marine in-
stitution. Mote died of natural causes. Mote Marine has
a highly regarded reputation for its research work, es-
pecially on sharks and snook, as well as for a snook-
New Perico plans: The Bradenton City Council
said it may ask Arvida to resubmit its plans for an 898-
unit project on Perico Island in response to a verified
complaint filed by the environmental group ManaSota-
88. Arvida decided against the idea.
No booze on the Riviera: Bradenton did what it
warned it would do. The city council said it will not al-
low alcohol on Palma Sola Causeway during the 14-
month period needed for repair of bridges there. The
city also warned that people had better behave them-
selves on the causeway during this time or alcohol
could be banned permanently.
Bell on board: Star Fish Company owner Karen
Bell of Cortez was appointed to a federal board that
controls how commercial fishing takes place in the
Gulf of Mexico. As a member of the 17-person Gulf of
Mexico Fishery Management Council, Bell will help
craft plans telling fishermen where and how much they
Leon wins writing award: Holmes Beach winter
resident Joe Leon's powerful and truthful tale "The
Peddlers" won the Eaton Literary Agency's annual
award for best short story, beating out 2,000 other en-
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Cortez an example for all
Way to go, Cortez.
The small fishing village at the east end of the Cortez
bridge has taken upon itself its own salvation, arranging
to buy 95 acres at its eastern border as a buffer against
encroachment by high-rises and strip malls.
The village has been nervous about the prospect of
high-rises along its superb waterfront ever since the
first Cortezians took their first drives down modern
Longboat Key. And, too, on a clear day the Sarasota
skyline, another cliff of high-rises, seems too close for
Years ago, through their own efforts and with the
help of Manatee County and the state, Cortezians got
their historic fishing village declared, well, historic. It
offers incentives to those who remodel maintaining the
historic value of a structure, but falls short when it
comes to making it tough to tear down and start anew.
Then along came Arvida Co. with its move to build
898 housing units on Perico Island, just to the north of
Cortez. Some of those units are to be in high-rise build-
What could a tiny village do to protect itself? It has
fewer than 500 residents, not that many voters, not
much economic clout because its people are mostly
average Americans with average incomes.
Well, hardly average. They are high above that
scale in caring and in action, particularly some of the
womenfolk. The women have come more to the fore
since their men's livelihood was destroyed in 1995
with a statewide prohibition of net fishing, the mainstay
of Cortez for its more than a century of existence.
What has come about is mainly a woman deal -
Cortez leaders Karen Bell and Linda Molto negotiated an
agreement with Louise Schewe of Illinois that lets Cortez
buy 95 acres Mrs. Schewe owned with her late husband,
a major Florida land investor. Mrs. Schewe came forth
with a bargain price, then cut it in half. The Cortez women,
with the wise help of longtime community leader Blue
Fulford, will raise the money to make the purchase.
Ideally, this is as it should be everywhere and ev-
ery time, people doing for themselves. Ideally, this is
what Perico Island's neighbors should have undertaken
With more Cortezians among us, we wouldn't need,
or tolerate, intrusive government. An earlier example is
proven true through the village's history: During the de-
pression of the 1930s, Cortez was the only community in
the United States that refused help from the U.S. govern-
It's grand news for Cortez, and it's about time.
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Our hearts died with surfers Aug. 22
On behalf of the teenage youth of Anna Maria is-
land, I write this letter to disagree with the statements
expressed in the previously received anonymous letter
from the White Avenue resident. My grieving friends,
with whom I have spent all of my 18 years, built this
memorial out of love.
As we all were, I was appalled and disturbed to
hear about our friends that should "attend school rather
than high surf." Our hearts died with them. Is this the
kind of grieving process we want to show the youth by
brushing the memorial aside?
I will never forget my friend as long as I live. This
memorial is all we have left. This makeshift memorial
may be "litter," but this litter means a lot to many. I un-
derstand completely that the houses on White Avenue are
not inexpensive, however, life does not have a price.
Please let us hold on to what remains, because this
eyesore is beauty to us. These students were good kids
who were reliable, not the stereotypical "irresponsible
teen." To White Avenue residents, I hope you see what
you are selfishly trying to strip us from: our memories.
Kiernan Wilkins, Holmes Beach
Verification of bridge facts
Wow ... verification! Someone finally came forth
and told it like it really is. This references a letter to The
Islander from Barry Neill, recently fired relief bridge ten-
der on four of our nearest spans for some three years.
His contentions echo what some of us have wit-
nessed for more than a decade in which unbelievable
effort was provably expended to alienate Islanders
against our bascule spans and coerce us to accept
Witnessed malfeasance included countless open-
ings with no vessel in sight, off-schedule and extremely
extended openings, and even use of an official radio to
solicit support from passing skippers.
Files contain evidence of Florida Department of
Transportation's and the U.S. Coast Guard's Office of
Area Navigation (OAN-Miami) collusion to deny logi-
cal relief from punishing, simultaneous, three-per-hour
openings, gross falsifications printed in the Federal
Register and officially miscounted citizens' letters fol-
And the chicanery continues! How many are aware
that if a vessel has "readily foldable appurtenances"
(i.e.: outriggers/antennae) yet demands a span to open,
Coast Guard regulations pose a $1,000 fine per transit.
Data obtained under the freedom-of-information act
revealed this infraction, which continues daily, had not
been enforced over a two-year period.
Concluding, we wonder about Longboat Key's reac-
tion when its new $67.7 million, 83-foot-high megabridge
will be closed to public use when cyclostrophic winds
reach 40 mph and evacuation grinds to a halt!
Factuality ... look it up!
James W. Kissick, Jr., Bradenton Beach
'Challenge Match' contributors praised
An open letter to Chuck and Joey Lester, The Is-
lander, Ooh La La! and Bistro at Island's End.
Thank you all so much for your gifts to the Endow-
ment Trust resulting in this year's "Challenge Match" in
the amount of $47,239. You provide awesome philan-
thropic leadership to our board of directors and to mem-
bers of our community. Most of all, thank you for mak-
ing a positive difference to our community's children and
Your guidance, and support of this important endow-
ment trust mission will insure the stability of both pro-
grams and staff in order to meet the increasing numbers
of children and families who have come to rely on us.
Together, we must recognize the challenges that
face our island youth. We want them to realize their full
potential. We can't teach every child to be a leader, but
we can help children to know which leader to follow.
On behalf of those who serve, our staff, our board
of directors and future generations of children, thank
you so much for caring.
Pierrette Kelly, Anna Maria Island Community
Center Executive Director
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THE ISLANDER 0 JAN. 3, 2001 0 PAGE 7
FISH jumps at deal of century in Cortez
By David Futch
Blue Fulford calls 95 acres immediately east of
Cortez "a jewel of Manatee County."
Right now, it's more like a diamond in the rough
that someday could be polished enough to rival water-
front parks like Emerson Point in Terra Ceia Bay.
Karen Bell and Linda Molto of the Florida Institute
of Saltwater Heritage, a Cortez organization buying the
property, both called the purchase "the deal of the cen-
Louise Schewe practically gave the property to
FISH for $250,000. That amount, plus interest, will be
payable over four years.
The property with 23 upland acres and 72 acres of
wetlands mostly mangroves on north Sarasota
Bay will act as a buffer from future development.
According to Fulford, who is FISH president, ac-
quiring the property means there never will be condo-
minium or commercial development next the to cen-
tury-old fishing village.
"We don't have any plans for the property," Molto
said. "It's the perfect buffer for the village. We're sort
of hoping to make it into a nature park with a board-
walk and canoe trail. But right now, we're only inter-
ested in getting the land. I've got goosebumps just
thinking about it. If you look at the property, it's almost
the size of Cortez village."
One of the first things to do is clean up the prop-
erty. The land has been notorious as a dumping ground
for trash such as old boats, refrigerators, stoves and
Bell, who works with family at A.P. Bell Fish
House in Cortez and owns Star Fish Co. next door, said
Louise Schewe and Arcadia realtor Gene Turner made
the deal happen. The property is part of the estate of
Robert Schewe, a Florida land investor who died a few
years ago in Illinois.
Originally, Manatee County tried to buy the land, but
came to an impasse over the price. Schewe wanted $7,500
an acre and the county said it only wanted the 73 acres of
submerged land, saying it was worth $500 an acre.
That's when Turner and Schewe approached FISH,
"To be able to buy a piece of waterfront property
like this for this price," Bell said. "It just doesn't hap-
pen. It wouldn't have happened without Gene Turner."
Closing will be April 2, when FISH will make the
initial $60,000 payment. Each April 2 for the follow-
ing three years, FISH will pay $63,000.
Auerbach's bridge lessons
start Friday at Center
Bridge lessons by Larry Auerbach will begin Fri-
day, Jan. 5, at 10:30a.m. for the one-hour lesson at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria City.
Auerbach has been playing high-level bridge for
more than 20 years and has 4,000-plus master points,
said a Center spokeswoman. Cost is $8 for members,
$10 non-members. Players may register at 778-1908.
Workshops on family history
are starting at Center
Author Andrew Clyde Little will lead a four-week
workshop series in family history at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center starting Monday, Jan. 8.
The "Family History" course will meet from 10:15
a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on consecutive Mondays at the Cen-
ter, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City. Registration
is recommended for the $40 series. Details may be
obtained at 778-1908.
Plays, script writing for writers
Playwright Dr. Linda Zemel will discuss plays and
scriptwriting when the Gulf Coast Writers group meets
at 10:15 a.m. Monday, Jan. 8, at the Island Branch Li-
brary, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
She is author of "Dreaming Your Dharna: Beyond
Intuition" and the musical comedy "Karma," and her lat-
est project is a musical, "Francy True and the Smarty
Boys." Further information nay be obtained at 761-9036.
FISH still needs money to buy the land. Donors can
contact the FISH office at 794-8275 or Bell at A.P. Bell
Fish House at 794-1249. There is a FISH account at
American Bank in Bradenton designated "FISH Pre-
serve" to accept donations.
FISH also needs a grants writer to help find money
for buying the land. FISH's address is P.O. Box 606,
Cortez FL 34215.
Pancake breakfast is Sunday
at St. Bernard church
A pancake breakfast will be served at St.
Bernard Catholic Church, 248 South Harbor
Drive, Holmes Beach, from 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday,
Jan. 7. Tickets are $2.50 for adults, $1 for chil-
dren. A homemade bake sale will be in conjunc-
tion with the breakfast.
Family Foundations group
will meet at Center
Family Foundations, a parent support group, will
meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Shirley Romberger, Center therapist, will offer
discipline solutions for parents having problems with
their children's schedules and chores. Pizza will be
offered. Babysitting service will be available. Reserva-
tions may be made at 778-1908.
Mote's chief will describe lab
Mote Marine Laboratory's research during 2000 and
its goals for 2001 and beyond will be outlined by Dr.
Kumar Mahadevan, executive director, Monday at 7 p.m.
The Monday Night at Mote overview will be at the
Martin-Selby Science Education Center on the Mote cam-
pus on City Island, off the south ramp of the New Pass
bridge. The meeting Monday is free to Mote members
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trants. The story was published in "Yellow Silk, Vol-
ume II" in June along with other pieces by James
Dickey, Amy Bloom and Paul Theroux.
And God told Moses to build an ark: Ten days
after a storm dumped 12 inches of rain on the Island,
another storm dropped six inches to create another
Holmes Beach millage same: Holmes Beach city
commissioners planned to keep the city's millage rate
at 2.25 mills for 2000-01 fiscal year beginning Oct. 1.
The rate has remained the same for four years.
Bradenton Beach up: Bradenton Beach tenta-
tively set its rate at 2.7767 mills, up from 2.5925.
Fire & Rescue budget up 6.22 percent: The in-
crease of 6.22 percent set the West Manatee Fire &
Rescue budget at $2.83 million for 2000-01.
Thomas at Ringling: Anna Maria artist Richard
Thomas landed another plum in his career when he was
asked to show a watercolor painting at the John and
Mable Ringling Museum of Art's "Sarasota Biennial
2000" art show.
How much?: West Central Florida, from Pasco
County to Charlotte, will need an additional 370 mil-
lion gallons of water a day by the year 2020. That in-
crease works out to the amount of water that flows over
Niagara Falls for a little more than eight minutes.
Gambling boat at Pete's: A proposal to bring a
"gambling boat to nowhere" to the former Pete
Reynard's Restaurant in Holmes Beach fizzled after
Pigeons pooh-poohed: Bradenton Beach code
enforcement officials delayed the case against
Josephine Hodge, 80, a 30-year resident. She was ac-
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Photo: Paul Roat
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complained were making quite a mess. She denied the
charges. One of the neighbors called the pigeons "fly-
ing rats." City officials agreed to wait a while to see if
the alleged pigeon feeding had indeed stopped.
Anna Maria village up in the air: Anna Maria
city commissioners were working to slash the city bud-
get so they could lower the village rate from 2.0 to
Friends fight fire: Jason Imfeld of Bradenton
Beach found out how lucky he was when neighbors
help him fight a fire he started when he fell asleep with
a lit cigarette and it caught his couch on fire. Mike
Clyatt and Terri Dielman were Johnnies-on-the-spot
with Dielman performing "kitty CPR" to revive a cat.
Charter middle school: Islanders met to orga-
nize a board of directors and define their identity in
hopes of starting a charter middle school on the Is-
Grassy Point going: A two-year attempt by the
state to buy 37 acres of pristine mangrove wetlands on
Anna Maria Sound started to collapse because of lack
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Turtle pancake: Forty baby loggerhead turtles
were crushed on Gulf Drive after Spectrum Construc-
tion demolished a concrete wall behind the Capri
Apartments in Bradenton Beach and the turtles were
lured to the busy road by street lights. Island turtle per-
mit holder Suzi Fox warned Spectrum about tearing
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Jockeying for position: Everyone pro and con and
involved in the Arvida project on Perico Island jock-
eyed for position with depositions and legal filings.
Factoid: The Weather Channel went on the air in
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The Willies: A motel-restaurant-retail shop project
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Swimmer arrested for theft: Holmes Beach Po-
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When a woman came out of the water, Stephenson
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City Pier lease to Schoenfelder: Anna Maria
commissioners approved a lease giving Rod & Reel
Pier owner Mario Schoenfelder the right to run a res-
taurant and bait shop at the end of the Anna Maria City
Pier. The contract calls for Schoenfelder to run the
popular pier for 10 years, paying the city $5,000 a year
with $500 increases in odd years until the 10th year,
when the city reaps $7,000 annually.
Galati gets traveling gag: Chris Galati couldn't
Forty baby loggerhead sea turtles were crushed under the tires of cars in Bradenton Beach after becoming
disoriented by streetlights. Islander Photo: Bonner Futch
believe it when the South Carolina Department of
Natural Resources called him and said Galati a tagged
fish he had caught was one of their tagged gag grouper.
The gag was 29 inches long when H. Scott Meister of
the DNR tagged it and was 37 inches when Galati
landed it 1,083 days later. It had traveled 925 miles.
Judge dismisses citizen arguments: An adminis-
trative law judge in Tallahassee dismissed a challenge
to Bradenton's comprehensive land use plan by Con-
cerned Citizens of Manatee County, also known as the
Perico Eight. The judge said the group would not be
affected by the project.
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back to sea. Sadie cracked her shell on a Coquina
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Deadline Saturday to name
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The deadline is Saturday, Jan. 6, for entering the
"Name-the-Ship" contest of the Anna Maria Island
Entries must be mailed to Privateers, in care of
President Mitch Stewart, 217 46th St. W., Bradenton
FL 34209. For the entry, Stewart requests you send
your name, address and phone number with your sug-
gestion on a 3-by-5-inch card, plus a $5 check made out
to Float the Boat.
An individual may enter as many names as can be
conjured up, as long as each entry is accompanied by
a $5 check, said Stewart.
The "ship" is the new boat-float the Privateers are
building to replace the old one that they've worn out.
The winner will receive a $100 savings bond donated
by American Bank.
The civic service organization will stage a "cap-
ture" of the Caf6 on the Beach at Manatee Public
Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, from 4 to 7
p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, buried treasure and all.
Silver and gold coins will be buried on the beach
for a youngsters' treasure hunt, and the ones who dig
up gold will get prizes. In keeping with the event, this
will be "Caribbean Night" at the restaurant.
Art league members' show
reception Friday night
The opening reception for artists, patrons and pub-
lic at the annual James Pay Exhibit will be at the Anna
Maria Island Art League gallery, 5312 Holmes Blvd.,
Holmes Beach, at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5.
The exhibit is named for Pay, a photographer and
founder of the league who since passed away.
The exhibit will feature works of league members.
It will be on view through January during gallery hours,
8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Further information may be
obtained at 778-2099.
Palma Sola Botanical Park
work day set Saturday
A work day for volunteers is scheduled Saturday,
Jan. 6, at Palma Sola Botanical Park, 9800 17th Ave.
W., Bradenton, from 8 to 11 a.m.
Bring gloves and small gardening tools, the
garden's experts advise. Families, individuals and civic
groups are especially welcome, they added. Further
information is available at 722-2966.
Off Stage Ladies meeting for
The Off Stage Ladies, auxiliary of the Island Play-
ers theatrical group, will meet at 11:30 a.m. Wednes-
day, Jan. 10, for luncheon at the Bradenton Yacht Club,
4307 Snead Island Road, Palmetto. Reservations may
be made with and further information obtained from
Roberta Barner at 761-1599.
Guide dogs to be topic of
Episcopal Church Women
"Southeastern Guide Dogs" will be the topic of
discussion at a meeting of Episcopal Church Women
at 10:15 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, at the Church of the An-
nunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
The meeting will follow 9:30 Holy Communion,
and a luncheon at noon will follow the business meet-
ing. The events are open to all Episcopal women. Res-
ervations may be made at Lowe Hall or by calling 778-
'Wellness for Seniors' class new
on Center's program
A new class for seniors is being launched in Janu-
ary at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City.
Titled "Wellness for Seniors," it will be led by a
former college professor, Betty Dimmick, from 10:30
to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, with the first class Jan. 9.
It will feature "stress management and how to
make adjustments that will enable you to have a fresh
perspective on life," the Center said. Cost is $3 for
members, $4 for non-members. Further information
may be obtained at 778-1908.
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Matinees Jan, 21,28 and Feb. 4 2 PM
Evan, who is savoring the success of his first novel, cap-
tures the attention of Alexa Vere de Vere, a woman
of mystery who's made the world of celebrity her
home. She's Auntie Mame, Sally Bowles and Holly
SGolightly all rolled into one. The New York Times re-
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This work by Nancy Sullivan is among many by the
"Monday Painters, a group associated with the
Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island. It will be shown
in January at the gallery at 5414 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. An opening reception will be Sunday,
Jan. 7, at 2 p.m. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
Author Milesko will teach writing
class at Center
Instructions in how to write clear, entertaining let-
ters, e-mail or memoirs will be taught in four-week
workshops at the Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
ter, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City.
Diana Milesko, author and ex-teacher, will offer
the workshops from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, the first
four-week session to start Friday, Jan. 5, and the next
starting Feb. 2.
Milesko taught high school and college and has
written books and articles on humor, education, out-
doors and government. Currently she publishes "Rough
Draft," a writers' newsletter.
Registration is required, and may be accomplished
by calling 778-1908. Cost is $16 for members, $20
Yoga instruction is resuming
at Community Center
Yoga instructor Dolce Little has returned to the
Anna Maria Island Community Center with two yoga
classes starting Friday, Jan. 5, at the Center, 407 Mag-
nolia Ave., Anna Maria City.
The classes will be from 8:45 until 10 a.m. each
Friday and Monday at a cost of $5 per class. Details
may be obtained at 778-1908.
Widowed persons meeting
The Widowed Persons Support Group will meet
Monday, Jan. 8, at 9 a.m. at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria
City. Details may be obtained at 778-1908.
Irish 'ceili' folk dancing class
to begin at Center
Irish folk dancing will be taught at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center on Mondays starting Jan. 8,
with John Corbett as instructor.
He will teach "ceili" dance, which means "party"-
or "good time" in Ireland's Gaelic, from 12:30 until
2:30 p.m. at the Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria City. Fee is $2 for members, $3 non-members.
Partners are not required, Corbett said, and begin-
ners are welcome. Tempo will range from waltz to reel.
Details are available at 778-1908.
Pat yourselves on the back if you sent in $1 or many
dollars to the Anna Maria Island Community Center's
endowment fund over the holidays.
The challenge to match the generous $25,000 dona-
tion from Chuck and Joey Lester by Dec. 31 is met and
On Jan. 2 the tally of matching dollars had grown to
$47,239. And, while we hope it's not the last, we received
a late donation at the office of $36 (in appreciation of a
subscription for a friend), which brings the total to
Which brings the sum this year for the Lester-Islander
challenge to $72,275.
The challenge began in 1997 when the Lesters de-
cided their annual contribution should do more and the
community, too. They asked The Islander newspaper to
partner with them in order to challenge the public through
stories and advertising.
It has been "off to the races" since then, with success
in meeting the Lesters' donation each year.
The fundraiser runs from November through Decem-
ber each year, and each year it meets greater success.
While the principal remains untouched, interest
earned by the perpetual fund, which the Lesters helped es-
tablish, will eventually help sustain the Center's operat-
ing costs. And, thanks to the Lesters' generosity and im-
petus, the fund's principal is more than $400,000.
Way to go Anna Maria Island.
Women's views of Hemingway at library
A unique perspective on Ernest Hemingway from
three other famous authors, all women, will be pre-
sented Tuesday, Jan. 9, in the Friends of the Island
Branch Library 2000-01 Program Series.
The program will be at 3 p.m. in the library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. It will be free to the
public, but seating will be first come, first served for
people who are ready to be seated by 2:55 p.m.
The featured guest is herself unique, a Chautauqua
performer, of whom there are not many around these
days. She is Betty Jean Steinshouer, who since 1988
has toured the United States with dramatizations.
At Tuesday's program she will present the perspec-
tives of Gertrude Stein, who knew the young
Hemingway when she was first in Paris; Marjorie
Kinnan Rawlings, who was a friend of Hemingway and
wife Martha during their travels to Bimini and Florida
and through relationships with other authors; and Willa
Cather, who was vilified by Hemingway and his friends
in 1922 when she won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel
about World War I.
The Friends of the Library pointed out that the pro-
gram is funded by the Florida Humanities Council, the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Florida
Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs.
Details may be obtained by calling 778-6341.
Krier artwork chosen for 19th Cortez Fishing Festival
Judges have chosen the work of Karen Krier, a to be sold at the festival Feb. 17-18 in Cortez.
graphic design student at Manatee Community Col- Fifteen students from Sherry Hill's Graphic
lege, to represent this year's theme of the 19th an- Design Technology Class at MCC submitted art-
nual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival. work.
The 2001 festival theme is "Fishing for a Fu- Krier's work consists of a view of Earth with an
ture" and Krier's art will adorn hundreds of T-shirts arrow pointing to Cortez.
Adeline Connors Bouziane
Adeline Connors Bouziane, Holmes Beach, died
Born in Janesville, Wis., Mrs. Bouziane moved to
Bradenton in 1960 and Holmes Beach 10 years later.
She and her late husband William built the Bali Hai
Resort in 1970 and managed it for 30 years. She served
as a Cub Scout den mother and was president of the
PTA for several local elementary and high schools.
Before moving to Florida she worked for the State of
Wisconsin, establishing the Social Security offices
there, developing benefit protocol and serving as judge
and arbiter in employment disputes. She was a lifelong
member of the NRA.
Services were Dec. 29 at St. Bernard Catholic
Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the St.
Jude Children's Research and Development Fund, 501
St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105.
She is survived by sons David, Mark and Alan; and
Eric R. Hinsch
Eric R. Hinsch, 49, of Anna Maria, died Dec. 29 at
Born in Ypsilanti, Mich., Mr. Hinsch came to
Manatee County from Texas in 1984. He was a man-
ager of 307 Pine General Store. He was Lutheran.
Services were Dec. 31 at Griffith-Cline Funeral
Home, Island Chapel. Memorial contributions may be
made to Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Youth Activities
Fund, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.
He is survived by sister Christine K. Eagleberger of
Bradenton; brothers Alexander S. and Robert B. of Anna
Maria; and parents Joanne and Robert of Anna Maria.
Frank Martin, 41, of Holmes Beach, died Dec. 25
at Blake Medical Center.
Born in Nyack, N.Y., Mr. Martin came here from
Floral Park, N.Y., in 1985.
He was a former deputy
with the Manatee County
Sheriff's Office. He at-
tended Manasota Christian
Services were Dec. 30
at Manasota Christian '
Church. Burial was at Sky-
way Memorial Gardens,
Palmetto. Griffith-Cline Fu- Martin
neral Homes, Island Chapel,
was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by sisters Margaret Martin of
Gainesville, Fla., Maureen Martin of Detroit, Mich.,
and Charlene Giampa of Garden City, N.Y.; brothers
Jose of Valley Stream, N.Y., Frank of Washington,
D.C., and Gregory of Garden City; father Frank of
Garden City; mother Prudence of Holmes Beach; and
stepmother Charlene of Garden City.
John D. 'Jack' Purcell
John D. "Jack" Purcell, 52, of Holmes Beach, died
Jan. 1 in Blake Medical Center.
Born in Bayonne, N.J., Mr. Purcell came to Mana-
tee County from Pointe Pleasant, N.J., 17 years ago. He
was a superintendent with Spechtech Waterproofing.
He a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church.
Visitation will be Wednesday, Jan. 3, from 6-8
p.m. and Thursday, Jan. 4 from 6-8 p.m. at Griffith-
Cline Funeral Home, Island Chapel, 6000 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m.
Friday, Jan. 5 at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S.
Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
He is survived by wife Bonnie of Holmes Beach;
daughter Skyler of Holmes Beach; sons Jon of
Bradenton and Evan of Holmes Beach; sisters Patti
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Von Hahmann vs. Stephens, McClash vs.
McCammon: Jane von Hahmann sought to unseat
longtime incumbent Stan Stephens for the District 3
county commission seat, while incumbent Joe McClash
will be pitted against Republican Wayne McCammon.
WMFR: The West Manatee Fire & Rescue Dis-
trict approved a budget increase of $170,000 to total
$2.83 million for the 2000-01 fiscal year.
All bowl: The 10th Annual Bill and George
O'Connor Bowling Challenge raised $4,200 for the
Anna Maria Island Community Center to buy sports
equipment. Privateer John Swagger won the trophy for
high game and high series, Mikey Pletscher took high
game among women and Liz Andrick took the prize for
women's high series.
That's a lot of pipe: Some time in the fall, Port
Manatee will have 250 miles of gas pipeline stored on
190 acres. It's the first step Coastal Corp. will take in
building the Gulfstream Natural Gas System, a 744-
mile pipeline to be buried in the Gulf floor. The pipe-
line will travel from Mobile, Ala., and come ashore at
Port Manatee, from where it will go to various power
plants around South Florida.
Surfing teens killed in accident: Four Manatee
High School students were killed in a car accident
while returning from a surfing trip to the east coast.
Patrick Mills, 17, of Bradenton Beach, and Cory
Burkett, 18, Adam Avalos, 17, and Nicholas Johnson,
16, all of Bradenton, died in the wreck near Lake Placid
in central Florida.
Willy's project moving along: A restaurant, mo-
tel and shops got the go-ahead from Bradenton Beach
Planning and Zoning Board members, who recom-
mended approval of 15 special exceptions for the
project to be located at the old Key West Willy's res-
taurant at Gulf Drive and Bridge Street.
Anna Maria hires building official: The city in-
terviewed and hired Tim English of Carrollton, Va., to
become the city's building official, replacing Phil
Charnock, who left for a job with the city of South
Pasadena in Pinellas County.
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Community Center. Bob Slicker, left, and Reynold Glanz had a laugh together at the bowl-a-strike raffle lanes.
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the state permit for marine turtle preservation on Anna
Maria Island, was nominated for the "extraordinary
volunteer" award in Eckerd Corp.'s "Salute to
Anna Maria commish overrides planners: Anna
Maria city commissioners approved a variance to allow
an awning on the Waterfront Restaurant, to the chagrin
of the city's planning and zoning board that recom-
mended against the variance. City Commissioner Tom
Skoloda, who voted against the awning, said the city
should do away with its building code if it was going
to continue to allow variances such as this one.
Moons, A&E win business award: Stewart and
Trudy Moon's Air & Energy Inc. of Holmes Beach
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County Chamber of Commerce for businesses with less
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kicked in $35,000 for improvements including a 12-
foot-high chain link fence and shell parking areas
around the tennis courts and Little League field.
Anna Maria back to square one: Tim English
decides against taking the building official job in Anna
Maria when the city discovers some question about the
length of time he spent at his job as a building official
in Page County, Va.
Pigeon flap flies coop: Members of the Bradenton
Beach Code Enforcement Board voted to cease any
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further action against a woman charged with feeding
hundreds of pigeons at her home. The pigeon problem
had abated, officials were told.
Von Hahmann, McClash take primary: New-
comer Jane von Hahmann of Cortez beat incumbent
Manatee County Commissioner Stan Stephens in the
Republican District 3 primary and faces a write-in can-
didate in the November general election. Von
Hahmann represents Anna Maria Island, north
Longboat Key and parts of western Manatee County.
Incumbent Joe McClash won his primary race after
challenger Wayne McCammon withdrew from the
Beach renourishment: The Manatee County
Commission amended an agreement with the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers that paves the way for a $10
million beach renourishment project for Anna Maria
Island. Officials with the county hope to have the sand
pumped ashore by 2001.
Kidnapped: Two Bradenton men were arrested
for kidnapping an elderly Bradenton Beach man and a
Longboat Key husband and wife. The two are accused
of robbery in which they pistol-whipped and battered
the couple before taking more than $10,000 in jewelry.
Islander Rotten Ralph a hero: Ralph Russell,
owner of Rotten Ralph's Restaurant in Anna Maria,
was cheered as a hero after Russell rescued a toddler
from a burning car while vacationing in Ireland.
Consolidation proposed again: Holmes Beach
Commissioner Roger Lutz proposed a non-binding ref-
erendum to approve consolidation of Anna Maria
Bradenton Beach works toward anchorage:
Gustavo Antonini agreed to map an area south of the
city's pier for a boat anchorage.
Angry residents storm out of meeting: Several
always-vocal Anna Maria residents stormed out of the
city's budget hearings amid claims they were not al-
lowed to speak.
Pier closed: The Anna Maria City Pier closed, this
time for good reason as repairs to the pilings and build-
ings get under way.
l"Judge recuses herself onland sale: Circuit Judge
Janette Dunnigan asked to be removed from a case in-
volving Arvida's planned 898-unit development be-
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School's "A" on report card worth money:
Anna Maria Elementary School received a $38,216
check from State Rep. Mark Flanagan, R-Bradenton,
for earning an "A" on the Florida Comprehensive As-
sessment Tests in reading, writing and math. The
school was one of a handful in Manatee County to earn
First armed robbery in 14 years: An unidentified
man took $54 from the Circle K in Bradenton Beach
after pointing a small handgun at the cashier. It was the
first armed robbery in Bradenton Beach in 14 years.
City adds seventh deputy: Anna Maria City com-
missioners approved a contract with the Manatee
County Sheriff's Office to add a seventh full-time
deputy. The city will pay $363,462 for law enforce-
ment services in the 2000-01 fiscal year.
Consolidation proposal dropped: Holmes Beach
city commissioners dropped a proposal for holding an
Islandwide referendum on consolidating the three Is-
12-year-old wins football contest twice: Tiffany
Blevins, 12, of Bradenton, collected two $50 checks for
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Baker, Chappie retain seats: Going unchal-
lenged, Bradenton Beach Commissioners Dawn Baker
and John Chappie will retain their seats and serve two
Huffman holes out in one: Holmes Beach golfer
and member of the Sunday Sunrise Tour, Jon Huffman,
made a hole-in-one on the par 3, 146-yard No. 7 hole
at Buffalo Creek Golf Course.
Car plunges off Island bridge: An Anna Maria
man spent five hours in the water after his car ping-
ponged from curb to curb on the Anna Maria Island
Bridge before becoming airborne, then plunging more
than 30 feet into Anna Maria Sound. Greg LaPensee,
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recall clinging from one bridge piling to another to get
to shore. He was unhurt.
Building official II: Anna Maria hired building
official Bob Welch Jr., who left his job as a Manatee
County construction coordinator to take the $44,000-
Gordon damage tops $400,000: Despite its near
miss, Hurricane Gordon damaged the Island to the tune
of $400,000, with Bradenton Beach hardest hit at
Holmes Beach budget approved: Holmes Beach
approved a $4.47 million budget for fiscal 2000-01, but
kept the millage rate at 2.25 mills, the same as the last
Island Players begin 52nd season: The Island
Players kicked off their 52nd season by presenting the
hilarious machinations of a dysfunctional family in
Island pharmacy robbed of 2,750 pills: Someone
took 2,750 class-III narcotic pills from the Eckerd store
in Holmes Beach.
Kidnap threat: Anna Maria Island Elementary
School secretaries received phone calls from a man
who threatened to kidnap a male student. Parents and
children were warned, but no suspect was arrested.
Bradenton woman charged with heroin posses-
sion: Janet Berman, 27, of Bradenton, was arrested for
possession of heroin, giving a false name and posses-
sion of paraphernalia. Berman was seen going back and
forth from the Sports Lounge on Bridge Street in
Bradenton Beach to the pier ladies' room with differ-
ent men on multiple occasion. When police stopped
her, she tried to put the heroin down her pants.
Festival to enliven Pine Avenue: The Art and
Flavors of the Island Festival plans to showcase 50 ven-
dors with their arts and crafts while Island restaurants
and smoked mullet from Cortez would be on sale. Jim
Taylor of Taylor-Made Pyrotechnics was hired to cre-
ate a knockout fireworks display.
Local artists turned away from fest: Several
would-be vendors were told by organizer Rick
DeFrank that their merchandise and art were "junk"
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More bridges, more roads: Traffic projections
show that growth in eastern Manatee County will ne-
cessitate building new bridges and widening roads so
people can get to the beach. Holmes Beach Mayor
Carol Whitmore said there may be a demand for it, but
it's not going to happen if the Island cities have any-
thing to say about it. When one consultant to the re-
gional transportation planning organization said "as the
mainland grows, the demand on the barrier islands
grows," Bradenton Beach Mayor Gail Cole chimed in
with "This (Island) is a five-pound bag. How are you
going to get 10 pounds in it?"
Stone crab season starts: People began salivating
at the start of stone crab season. The critter is consid-
ered one of the great delicacies of the sea.
Tebbetts Field ignored: While Manatee County
finished multi-purpose fields and courts in the eastern
part of the county, Birdie Tebbetts Field once again got
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is almost two years behind schedule.
"Moon over Perico" raises legal funds: The
"Moon over Perico" dinner-dance and silent auction to
benefit the legal fund of Concerned Citizens of Mana-
tee County, the challengers in the fight against Arvida's
project on Perico Island, raised $10,000.
Island charter middle school: A proposed char-
ter middle school on Anna Maria Island finalized its
application to the Manatee County School Board and
sought potential students.
Insurance on rise: Wind insurance rates for Island
and other Manatee County homeowners are on the rise,
most no more than 76 percent.
Let my kitties go: Holmes Beach Mayor Carol
Whitmore told the city's code enforcement officers to
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Guy has been catching feral cats behind Publix, getting
them neutered and relocating them. When someone com-
plained about the wild cats getting in their cars, code en-
forcement came down on Guy, prompting a group of citi-
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Guy's defense. Whitmore called off the dogs.
Perico Eight wins one: The Florida Department of
Community Affairs ruled that one of the members of
Concerned Citizens of Manatee County, also called the
Perico Eight, has "standing" in the group's fight against
the 898-unit Arvida project. Doris Schember can con-
tinue to fight an amendment to Bradenton's compre-
hensive land-use plan that gave the city a chance to
approve the project.
Island arrest rates down: Police credit tougher
laws and a good economy for the downswing in the
Manatee/Sarasota needs billions for roads: By
the year 2025, Manatee and Sarasota county roads will
need $2.332 billion in improvements to keep up with
growth. As Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning
Organization Executive Director Mike Guy put it, "We
will find a cure for cancer sooner than we can find a
cure for transportation."
Bradenton teen dies in crash: Bradenton teenager
Amanda Vancott, 16, died when she hit a tree head-on
while traveling at a high rate of speed in Anna Maria.
Vote getters: Jane von Hahmann beat a write-in can-
didate handily to win the District 3 Manatee County Com-
mission seat. Incumbent Republican Mark Flanagan won
a third term in the Florida House by beating challenger
Arlene Sweeting with 53.75 percent of the vote.
Island school could get $2 million renovation:
The Manatee County School Board hopes to renovate
Anna Maria Island Elementary School by pumping $2
THE ISLANDER 0 JAN. 3, 2001 M PAGE 15
Joe McClash, left, and Jane von Hahmann were elected to the Manatee County Commission in November.
Environmentalists and slow-growth advocates hope the result of their taking office will slow rapid growth in
million into the school by 2002.
Island to get trolley service: Islanders could be
riding on a trolley this time next year if Manatee
County Commission Chairman Joe McClash has his
way. McClash pushed the Florida Department of
Transportation on the idea and the road gurus like an
alternative to spending millions on building roads to
ease traffic jams.
City hall remodeling: Plans are in the works to
spend almost $200,000 to renovate Anna Maria City
Hall to bring into compliance the aging building with
Occupational Health and Safety Administration and
Americans with Disabilities Act requirements.
California Dreamin': Zachary Hughes of Holmes
Beach got his wish and went California dreamin' to
Newport Beach to see his friends one last time. Hughes,
15, was diagnosed with bone cancer in January 1999
and the Suncoast Children's Dream Fund sent Zach, his
mother Annie and his sister Rachel to spend five nights
at the Newport Beach Marriott & Tennis Resort.
Anna Maria uproar: In what seemed to be much
ado about nothing, Anna Maria City Commissioner Jay
Hill questioned fellow Commissioner Bob Barlow
about who approached whom regarding renovation of
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figures regarding cost.
DEA arrests Holmes Beach man: Herbert Haller,
48, of Holmes Beach, was one of a group of 11 people
arrested and charged with smuggling marijuana from
Mexico to Tucson to the Tampa Bay area, according to the
DEA and assistant U.S. Attorney Anne Mosher in Tucson.
Haller was arrested near Rochester, N.Y., Mosher said.
Bradenton Beach gives OK to Beach Club: City
planners in Bradenton Beach recommended a series of
amendments to city construction codes that would al-
low a developer to build 44 units east of Gulf Drive at
17th Street North. Planners did not address one vital
Element of the developer's request: vacation of most of
the street, an issue over which only city commission-
ers have authority over.
Bush takes Island vote: Texas Gov. George W.
Bush carried Anna Maria Island in the Nov. 7 presiden-
tial election, beating Vice President Al Gore 1,868 to
1,708. Holmes Beach put Bush over the top, favoring
Bush 1,137 to Gore's 933. Anna Maria selected Gore
491 to Bush's 461, while Bradenton Beach had Gore
284, Bush 270. Anyone for a recount?
Bachman, Felipe win top soccer honors: Kelsea
Bachman won the Kenny Randall Sportsmanship
Award for the 2000 soccer season at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center and Diego Felipe was named
the league's most valuable player and was awarded the
Dennis Granstad MVP Award.
Perico Eight attorney quits: Perico Eight attorney
Jane Gordon stepped down and ManaSota-88 attorney
- Dan Lobeck took over in representing the Perico Eight
in its challenge against Bradenton. Gordon cited per-
Developers want 17th Street vacated: Develop-
ers want Bradenton Beach to vacate 17th Street North
so they can build a 44-unit, gated condominium
project. Several residents oppose the vacation.
Sand sculpture destroyed: Vandals destroyed a
$4,500 sand sculpture at the Beach House Restaurant
in Bradenton Beach. When Flash Flites Kite Shop
owner and master sand sculptor rebuilt the piece made
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The Anna Maria Island Braves baseball team ended its season 24-2, including a 22-game winning streak.
Islander Photo: David Futch
by Team Sandtastics and paid for by Ed Chiles and
Keep Manatee Beautiful, the vandals did it again. Any-
one with information leading to an arrest should call the
Beach House at 779-2222.
New chair for ManaSota-88: The board of the en-
vironmental group ManaSota-88 selected new chairman
Glenn Compton of Nokomis to take the place of legend-
ary environmentalist Gloria Rains after her death.
Zach Hughes dead: Zach Hughes, the 15-year-old
Holmes Beach teen who captured the hearts of Island-
ers, died of bone cancer less than a month after spend-
ing time with his California friends and relatives.
Chiles buys Glanz land: Ed Chiles of the Chiles
Group of restaurants paid Ren Glanz $600,000 for 145
feet of Gulffront property north of Chiles' Sandbar
Restaurant in Anna Maria.
Finally: At long last, Manatee County Parks and
Recreation officials have committed to finishing Birdie
Tebbetts Field in Holmes Beach. Expected opening
date is set for Feb. 15.
Bravesball: The Anna Maria Island Braves base-
ball team, composed of players age 13-15, finished its
fall season with a 24-2 record, including a 22-game
winning streak. Over the past four seasons, the team is
65-16 under Coaches Bob Gibbons and Zach Hill.
Island mayors dismayed by Anna Maria
brouhaha: Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore
and Bradenton Beach Mayor Gail Cole expressed
dismay over charges that Anna Maria Mayor Gary
Deffenbaugh and Commissioner Bob Barlow had
violated the Sunshine Law, or open records law.
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Rost of Pine Avenue swore out a complaint against
Deffenbaugh and Barlow charging the two had a pri-
vate conversation about an upcoming issue.
Florida's Sunshine Law prohibits elected officials
from talking privately about anything that later may
require a vote.
Marina Bay project: Nick Easterling, a 22-year Is-
land resident, said he wants to bulldoze Marina Bay Res-
taurant (former Pete Reynard's) in Holmes Beach and
build a 40-unit condominium/motel with a 120-seat res-
Island Sharks finish on top: The Island Sharks
baseball team composed of players age 1 I- 12 finished
its fall ball season with a 13-6 record, winning the fi-
nal nine games.
Project could return Pete's to glory days:
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore and building
official Joe Duennes said a 40-unit condo and 120-seat
restaurant on the site of the old Pete Reynard's could
become the jewel of the city.
Bradenton Beach condo at impasse: Developers
who want 17th Street North vacated so they can build an
upscale condominium ran into a hitch when it was discov-
ered the street is part of the permanent parking solution
required when beach renourishment takes place. If the
parking is not provided, it could jeopardize hundreds of
thousands of dollars in funding for the beach project.
Turtle butcher: Janine Robinson of Anna Maria was
fined $511 for butchering a dead loggerhead turtle she
found on the beach. Robinson told witnesses she wanted
to sell the shell and claimed she could get $1,000.
Pier Restaurant to open Dec. 16: The much-an-
ticipated opening of the Anna Maria City Pier Restau-
rant is scheduled for Dec. 16. The restaurant has been
closed since September 1999.
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Animosity, hatred, more strong words: Anna
Maria City Commissioner Doug Wolfe announces he
will not seek another term in office, saying "the ani-
mosity, the hatred, the distrust up there on the commis-
sion are not worth being there any more." Commis-
sioner Bob Barlow also declined seeking another term.
The election will be Feb. 13, 2001.
No conflict, no problem: Bradenton Beach City
Commissioners Dawn Baker and John Chappie were
sworn into another set of two-year terms after they were
the only candidates seeking office. Commissioner Bill
Arnold was selected as vice mayor of Bradenton Beach.
Delayed: The $9.5 million beach renourishment
project for Anna Maria Island, which was planned to start
in early February, will now start in mid-summer due to a
lack of interest among big dredging companies or,
more to the point, big dredge companies being busy do-
ing big dredging jobs on Florida's east coast. The project
will run along most of the Gulf shore of the Island.
Stop: The Island's fifth traffic signal will be in-
stalled in early January at the intersection of Gulf Drive
and Manatee Avenue, near the Manatee County Pub-
Oops: A Holmes Beach woman discovered her
home was built on dredged material that had decom-
posed, resulting in a cavern under her home that
prompted what she hoped to be a remodeling job to turn
into a tear-down job.
Vacation rejected: The Bradenton Beach City
Commission rejected a developer proposal to vacate
much of 17th Street North to allow a 44-unit condo-
minium project. Developers pledge to try to work out
another proposal for the three-acre tract that is more
acceptable to the commission.
Pier opens, restaurant still closed: The Anna
Maria City Pier reopened, but the restaurant remained
closed as repairs continued to the building.
Cortez saved!: A "protective shield" has been pro-
vided to the village of Cortez. A total of 95 acres of
land just east of the village will be sold to the Florida
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Institute of Saltwater Heritage during the course of four
years for a total price of $250,000. "It will be a buffer
for Cortez. It will keep encroachment away,"
Cortezians say. The property will be kept in its vacant,
pristine wetland state, villagers pledge.
Vacation rejected, redux: Another street vacation
in Bradenton Beach was denied by city commissioners.
The project, at Gulf Drive and the beach end of Bridge
Street, was to be returned to the city so a development
could avoid setback requirements.
Seven for two: Seven people qualified to run for
two city commission seats in Anna Maria: Jason
Cimino, Linda Cramer, George McKay, John
Michaels, Diana Milesko, Jeffrey Smith and Charles
Webb. The election will be Feb. 13.
Grassy Point extension requested again:
Holmes Beach officials again requested an extension of -
time to work out a price with property owners of
Grassy Point, the 37-acre tract of bayfront land across
from Publix. The state agreed two years ago to buy the
property; property owners have balked at the price of-
fered, and the negotiations have dragged on and on.
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Island students are learning to keep their cool
By Diana Bogan
Being cool has become more than just a fashion
statement at Anna Maria Elementary School. With
the financial help of the Parent-Teacher Organiza-
tion, school guidance counselor Cindi Harrison pur-
chased the full lower-level series of "Be Cool!," a
conflict management program from the James
The series of videos and role-play activities en-
hances Harrison's ability to teach students how to cope
with common problem situations such as teasing, bul-
lying and criticism.
"The 'Be Cool!' program gives kids specific ac-
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Tuesday, Jan. 9
Breakfast: Cheese Toast, Yogurt, Cereal, Juice
Lunch: Cheese Pizza or Sloppy Joe, Tossed
Salad with Dressing, Applesauce Cup, Juice
Wednesday, Jan. 10
Breakfast: Sausage, Toast, Yogurt,
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets or Junior Cuban, Roll,
Tater Tots, Tossed Salad with Dressing, Juice
Thursday, Jan. 11
Breakfast: Muffin Square, Yogurt,
Lunch: Grilled Cheese or Peanut-Butter-and-
Jelly Sandwich, Fresh Baby Carrots with Ranch
Dressing, Cinnamon Apples, Juice
Friday, Jan. 12
Milk is served with every meal.
tions to take and methods of problem solving to use
when they encounter a tough situation," said Harrison.
Students in kindergarten through fifth grade are intro-
duced to Chester, a cat who learns the Cool Cat strategies
of how not to be "cold" and give up, not to be "hot" and
blow up, but to be "cool" and stay in control.
There are three basic steps for students to follow. The
first is to "look cool" by gaining their composure with a
deep breath, good eye contact and a non-aggressive
Next students are told to "think cool." This is their
opportunity to assess the situation and weigh their options.
Finally students should "act cool." For example, if
you're being teased, instead of crying or fighting, ig-
Premier League (age 14-16)
Island Real Estate 3-1
Sign of the Mermaid 3-1
Police Athletic League 1-3
Anna Maria Glass & Screen 1-3
Division I (age 12-13)
Econo Lodge 3-1
Wireless Junction 3-2
A-Paradise Realty 2-3
Island Discount Tackle 1-3
Division II (age 10-11)
Bryant's Recycled Treasures 4-1
Air & Energy 3-2
Darcie Duncan.Com.Sharks 2-2
Publix Supermarkets 1-3
Jessie's Island Store 1-3
Division III (age 8-9)
Anna Maria Island Spirit 3-1
Marco Polo's Pizza 3-1
Larry Pearson A.C. 2-2
Galati Marine 0-4
nore the antagonist.
The videos show Chester's path to finding these
"secrets of cool" as well as realistic vignettes per-
formed by children.
Harrison says students are identifying very easily with
the scenarios played out on the videos. Not only are the
situations they show realistic, but so is the advice.
And students are getting the message. Harrison
says that when she takes the Chester puppet to a class-
room, students passing in the hall call out "Don't be
hot. Don't be cold. Be cool!"
Instructional League age 5-7
Jan. 2 1st Natl. Bank vs. Dr. Danziger 6 p.m.
Jan. 4 Island Physicians vs. Danziger 6 p.m.
Jan. 6 Physicians vs. 1st National Bank noon
Island Sun vs. A.M. Oyster Bar 1 p.m.
Jan. 8 1st National vs. Oyster Bar 6 p.m.
Jan. 9 Island Sun vs. 1st National 6 p.m.
Division III age 8-9
Jan. 4 Galati Marine vs. Island Spirit 7 p.m.
Jan. 5 Marco Polo's vs. Pearson A.C. 6 p.m.
Jan. 6 Pearson A.C. vs. Island Spirit 2 p.m.
Marco Polo's vs. Galati Marine 3 p.m.
Division II age 10-11
Jan. 5 Darcie's Sharks vs. Air & Energy 7 p.m.
Jessie's Store vs. Bryant's 8 p.m.
Jan. 6 Sharks vs. Bryant's Treasures 4 p.m.
Publix vs. Air & Energy 5 p.m.
Jan. 9 Sharks vs. Publix 7 p.m.
Division I age 12-13
Jan. 4 Discount Tackle vs. A-Paradise 8 p.m.
Jan. 6 A-Paradise vs. EconoLodge 6 p.m.
Discount Tackle vs. Wireless 7 p.m.
Jan. 9 Discount Tackle vs. EconoLodge 8 p.m.
Premier League age 14-16
Jan. 6 Sign of Mermaid vs. P.A.L. 10 a.m.
Island Real vs. Glass & Screen 11 a.m.
Jan. 8 Island Real Estate vs. P.A.L. 7 p.m.
Mermaid vs. Glass & Screen 8,p.m.
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Anna Maria City
Dec. 26, information, 400 block North Bay Boule-
vard. A no parking sign at Bayfront Park had'been
knocked to the ground by unknown driver.
Dec. 26, alarm, 900 block of South Bay Boulevard.
Alarm set off by an employee as a result of an unlocked
Dec. 23, missing property, 2200 block of Avenue
B. A woman reported she was missing three rings val-
ued at $4,300. Also missing were prescription medica-
Dec. 22, attached tag not assigned, 1000 block of
Gulf Drive North. A man was stopped when an officer
noticed he had no tail lights and his yellow flashers
were on. After running a check on the license, the man
was issued a ticket for an improper tag, which he said
he bought in Bradenton.
Dec. 26, information, 100 block of Third Street
North. A Bradenton Beach man suffering from diabe-
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truck and drove it into some bushes. Due to his illness,
the man was not charged.
Dec. 27, grand theft, 100 block of Church Avenue.
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The owner of an antique, 50-year-old Sears bicycle
reported it stolen from her carport. She said she did not
have the blue and chrome-colored bike locked.
Dec. 27, trespass, 1800 block of Coquina Park. A
Tennessee man was issued a trespass warning after of-
ficers and Coquina Beach lifeguards saw him expose
himself to women and children.
Dec. 24, battery, 4500 block of Gulf Drive. A
woman who got into an argument with her husband
slapped him in front of police officers. She was arrested
and charged with domestic battery.
Dec. 25, suspicious incident, 3000 block of Gulf
Drive. A woman filled her gold-colored Chrysler van
with $23.25 in gas and drove away without paying. The
van had no license plate.
Dec. 26, theft, 3000 block of Gulf Drive. Three real
estate signs valued at $180 were stolen from Island
Dec. 26, assistance, 100 block of 29th Street.
Holmes Beach police assisted the Hillsborough County
Sheriff s Office in locating a man who borrowed a car
but did not return the vehicle when he said he would.
Dec. 27, theft, 500 block of North Pointe Drive.
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Mark Bundy and Kevin Townsley left A.P.
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When they didn't return by noon, Bundy's
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station in Cortez.
A helicopter and small boat went on a search
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Sinking revelations for a dream home; cold thoughts
The plight of a Holmes Beach homeowner was
brought closer to home to me last week.
You may remember the problems Sara Falk dis-
covered in her home on 56th Street. Her 50-year-old
house had been built on land filled with dredge mate-
rial that was placed over trees and brush which, over
time, rotted and left a chasm under the foundation.
What started as an extensive remodel has turned
into a teardown for Ms. Falk the money pit.
Unfortunately, a similar problem has evolved in
Safety Harbor. My friends the Birds bought a 1958-vin-
tage four-bedroom home on about an acre of land that
abuts the north-south spur of the Pinellas Trail about a year
ago. It's a beautiful home with wood floors on a heavily
treed lot and is perfect for raising their twin sons.
Or so they thought until last April, when they no-
ticed the grout on the ceramic tile they'd just installed
in the foyer was starting to pop. Then the tile started to
crack. Shoddy workmanship, they thought, and called
the contractor. Before he came back to fix the problem,
though, they noticed the plaster in the master bedroom
was starting to crack, too.
To cut to the chase, it seems that a sinkhole had
developed under the middle of their beautiful dream
home. A big sinkhole, caused by the ongoing drought.
They're still in the process of settling pardon the
pun with their insurance company. They've hired an
attorney who seems to specialize in sinkholes, and the
settlement is still under debate. They seem to be leaning
- there I go again toward getting their down payment
back and the mortgage forgiven, so they could live there
pretty much for free until either the roof falls down, the
doors get stuck in the jambs or the floor collapses.
There does seem to be something of a cottage in-
dustry for sinkhole sufferers, with inspectors special-
izing in determining how big they are, attorneys spe-
cializing in sinkhole litigation, and even sinkhole sup-
port groups for sinkhole survivors.
In the meantime, all their ceramic and porcelain
figurines are in storage, as is all the crystal. Paintings
Icv arctic air blasted
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are off the walls, and renovation and improvement
projects are on hold a shame, since Susan Bird is an
architect and had some pretty nifty plans to improve
their old house.
As we were talking about their plight I mentioned
that it did indeed seem that the house was kind of run-
Yep, the Birds admitted, when the inspectors for
the insurance company came and looked at the house
they figured there was an eight-inch difference in el-
evation from one end of the place to the other.
"You can put a golf ball at one end of the hall and
it'll roll right to the other end of the house," Susan said.
I guess it makes it easier for the kids to in-line skate
indoors, sorta like having a ramp in their house.
How cold is it?
The "Hey, Mabel!" topic this week has to be "How
cold was it?" over the weekend, and how cold will it
get as the week goes on. 1 was in the Panhandle last
week, and the thermometer in the car read 25 degrees
Snow was predicted in Tallahassee for Sunday.
Back home Sunday, there was ice in the backyard.
A friend told me she had to get up early Sunday to
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could take her dogs out.
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* Cortez High Tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later
When was the last time you saw a forecast for snow
in Florida? Granted, this picture was taken in
Tallahassee, but it still is pretty rare.
in August. Well, I won't complain as much.
Typewriters as antiques
It has become a cold, cold world when the
reporter's old standby, the standard typewriter, has
been relegated to the status of "antique."
But with computers and all those other wonderful
electronic toys er, tools at our disposal, the type-
writer has become an anachronism, as has the type-
writer repair person.
But there are still a few diehards out there who
reject the modern age, and there are still a few repair
people out there to fix 'em.
There was a wire story the other day in the local
paper about a California man who repairs typewriters
for the loyal few who still use the machines. He says
that typewriters will never die.
"Look, a computer is like a fork," he says. "You
can eat and eat and eat with it right up until somebody
hands you a bowl of soup. They you need a spoon. The
typewriter is that spoon." Good quote, huh?
I've got a few old portable Underwoods kicking
around somewhere that still work, although I can't re-
member the last time I used one. I did loan one out to
a sportswriter buddy for a while, though, because he
found that he couldn't get the silly computer his paper
gave him to work and typing, then dictating, his stories
was faster than writing them out in longhand.
And for those of you who still have need of a type-
writer, there is one available at the Tingley Memorial
Library in Bradenton Beach right alongside some
shiny new computers.
The brain seems to process information when you
sleep, weeding out superfluous information and storing
in deep memory things that are important.
That's the word from researchers at Harvard Medi-
cal School, who have found that people who learn a
new task, then go to bed, remember what they've
learned better than those who stay up and keep repeat-
ing what they've learned.
"We think getting that first night's sleep starts the
process of memory consolidation," one researcher said.
"It seems that memories normally wash out of the brain
unless some process nails them down."
It makes me feel better about people complaining
about my writing's putting them to sleep.
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THE ISLANDER M JAN. 3, 2001 M PAGE 23
Sheepshead at top, ladyfish at night, grouper in a.m.
By Capt. David Futch
Cold, brutal cold made fishing less than a delight
over the weekend. Still, sheepshead around the docks
and bridges on Anna Maria Island became the top fish
of the week along with gag grouper, which continue
one of their best runs in years.
If you want some real fun, try fishing for ladyfish
at night with shrimp around a lighted structure. They're
a great leaper and the action draws in other fish.
Jason Lette at Island Discount Tackle said
sheepshead fishing, with a few flounder and mangrove
snapper mixed in, are on everyone's list this time of
"Nobody's fishing snook they're too finicky
this time of year," Lette said. "People said they're
catching ladyfish. They're fun. They jump like crazy.
Fishing around lighted structures at night is a good bet.
They're biting shrimp and we have them. Grouper fish-
ing is still great. I've had some reports of people hav-
ing 10 in the box by 8:30 in the morning. Trolling those
large Mann's plugs is a good way to go."
Lee Goss at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
sheepshead are the fish of the week there, too. There
are a few flounder and some redfish available. "Snook
have gone into their hibernation mode and are difficult
to hook, much less catch," Goss said. "They're just not
Calvin Wilson at Annie's Bait & Tackle in
Cortez reporting for Capt. Zach Zacharias on the
Dee-Jay II said Zach only fished two days last week
and despite cold, windy weather he caught sheepshead,
flounder and mangrove snapper. There are trout avail-
able and when the tide is running hard, you can pick up
a few redfish, according to Zach. He said he's still get-
ting a lot of gag grouper in the bay.
Winners in the Dec. 30 horseshoe games
were Gary Hart and Herb Puryear, both of
Anna Maria. Runners-up were Roger Kipp of
Bradenton and Tom Skoloda of Anna Maria.
Winners in the Dec. 27 games were Jack
Cooper of Holmes Beach and Hart. Runners-up
were Puryear and Bill Starrett of Anna Maria.
The weekly contests get under way at 9 a.m.
every Wednesday and Saturday at Anna Maria
City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no
membership fees and everyone is welcome.
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Fish of a different color
Les Halasz holds a sheepshead oddity caught by his
friend Bruce Cook ofHohnes Beach. Cook said in
his 20 years fishing around the Island, he's never
seen a sheepshead with horizontal stripes instead of
vertical markings such as this one.
Capt. Sam Kimball on the Legend said he did
well on gags to 15 pounds Wednesday.
"That was the day to go out," Kimball said. "We
had good weather. We also caught flounder and saw
bonita offshore. I canceled my trips through the week-
end because of the weather."
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier in Anna Maria
said sheepshead are biting and there is the occasional
drum. There are bonita around and some small floun-
der. "Tons of mullet are under the pier, but they're roed
out," he said. "They look like snakes."
Capt. Thorn Smith of Angler's Repair on
Cortez Road said he took Jim Crotts of Bradenton
fishing and caught sheepshead to 5 pounds and redfish
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to 24 inches using shrimp and Cotee jigs in a root beer
color. The pair said they worked docks and structure
around Anna Maria Island.
Capt. Mike Heistand on the Magic said he fished
Chris Crisman of Terra Ceia and caught over 30 sheep-
shead to 4 pounds and an even dozen redfish to 27
inches along with a dozen whiting and mangrove snap-
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip Tide out of
Holmes Beach said the gag grouper fishing just keeps
getting better and better. Denham said it's probably a
good idea to wait a day or two after a cold front before
going out, just to let the water settle and clear up.
Capt. Steve Salgado on the Compleat Angler
said he caught his customers some nice redfish to 26
inches and a lot of sheepshead, both around docks.
Flounder and grouper are off the beaches and in the
bay. "It's the winter time deal," Salgado said.
Capt. Curt Morrison and Capt. Ryan Hackney
on the Neva-Miss said the mangrove snapper were bit-
ing offshore and the gag grouper are still around.
Morrison said they still have that mystery fish.
"We caught this fish about two months ago and he's
still in the freezer," Hackney said. "We still can't fig-
ure out what this fish is and nobody we've shown it to
seems to know."
Saltwater fishing classes
scheduled on Longboat Key
Registration is open now for an eight-week
class on "Saltwater Fishing, All Seasons" at the
Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive,
Capt. Ric Ehlis, local fishing guide for 36
years and himself a tournament fisherman, will
teach the class from 3 to 5 p.m. on eight con-
secutive Thursdays starting Jan. 11.
A different aspect of fishing Florida waters
will be offered each week, with videos and spe-
cific advice on where and how to fish. Cost is $95
for the course. Interested persons may register and
obtain further information at 383-8811.
By our professional staff
Dec. 27final contest
PAGE 24 0 JAN. 3, 2001 0 THE ISLANDER
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At Bora Bora
Jackie Danzer and Ned Perkins of Anna Maria City remind themselves of hometown news while they are on
Bora Bora, one of the islands they visited on a South Seas cruise.
Let's check out the school kids
Gary and Ellen Trudelle of Anna Maria try to
interest granddaughter Madison Wilson in news
from the Island as they tour St. Goar in Germany.
The Trudelles were visiting their daughter and son-
in-law, who is in military service there.
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Monique and Bob Gutierrez of Holimes Beach take their Islander on a tour through the
New England's fall foliage, pausing here at historic Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton
Verdella Church of Holmes Beach and daughter Verdella Ball of Ohio
show off their home town papers, The Islander and the Columnbuts
Dispatch, while visiting Les Baux de Provence in France.
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Joan and Bill Hayes of Perico Island stopped to pose
with their Islander in the church square in Assisi,
Italy. They stopped in the medieval town to visit the
tomb of St. Francis while they toured northern Italy.
That Toddlin' Town
Brian Schultz of Brian's Sunnyside Up restaurant in Holmes Beach finds Soldier Field ine Chicago a relaxing
place to read The Islander. Schultz was ini that Toddlin' Town to watch Da Bears play the Detroit Lions.
Islander Photo. Julia Schultz
THE ISLANDER 0 JAN. 3, 2001 0 PAGE 25
Expansion to follow firm's $43
million in contracts
The Nutraceutical firm of St. Petersburg has scored
its third multimillion-dollar contract in three weeks,
which will bring expansion of production facilities,
said its chief executive officer.
Paul L. Simmons announced a $21 million con-
tract with IntoBalance Inc. of Denver for rights to
market the Florida firm's natural food and beverage
preservative. A week earlier Nutraceutical Clinical
Laboratories International Inc. announced a $10
million seafood preservative contract in the eastern
U.S. And the week preceding that, it announced an-
other contract for $11.9 million.
Together, the three will account for more than 85
percent of the company's production capacity, and
negotiations are continuing on further contracts.
Nutraceutical is planning as many as 10 more plants
near its major customers. It claims its product pre-
serves food and beverage products three to five
times longer than chemical-based products in use for
Hal Christensen is new catering director at his
parents' restaurant, Harry's Continental Kitchens,
on Longboat Key. He has worked in all facets of the
family business, graduated in 1998from Florida
State University in business administration/hospital-
ity, and fir two years was manager of Ruths Chris
Steak Houses in Columbus and Tampa.
GOOD SELECTION STILL AVAILABLE
Call Barbara Mayo or Jeanne Little
941 778-2246 800 211-2323
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FABULOUS MIGUEL BAY PROPERTY.
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1.3 +/- ACRES DIRECTLY ON MANATEE
RIVER. 182 +/- ft. waterfront. Beautiful wooded
property, 3BR/2B residence with studio, fire-
place and a wonderful view of the river.
$599,000. Adjacent property also available for
$599,000. Don Lewis 746-3200. 44506
ENJOY SERENITY and security on bayfront
community. Beautiful townhomes with 2,000 +
sq.ft. Two pools, two Har-tru tennis courts and
clubhouses add to the resort style atmosphere
of the Island. Good value for waterfront prop-
erty. Townhouses priced from $189,000. Bob
and Penny Hall 749-5981.
BUILDABLE LOTS in established Northwest
neighborhood off Riverview Blvd. Can be split
for multiple lot for building homes or one large
buildable residential site. $128,000. Ruth Lawler
856-0396 or Cindy Greco 794-2714. 71894
COZY VINTAGE "Old Florida" home built in
1925 featuring wood floors, fireplace. 3BR. A
warm wonderful home loaded with the grace of
another era. $97,900. Sandy Drapala 749-5797
or Kathy Marcinko 525-1618. 71124
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The Millers of Cannons Marina on Longboat Key
receive the "Admiral's Circle" award, won by only 15
Grady-White Boats dealers worldwide: left to right,
David Miller, Cannons owner; Kris Carroll, Grady-
White president; Lucile Capo-Miller; and Eddie Smith
Jr., chairman of Grady-White. Cannons, at 6040 Gulf
ofMexico Drive on Longboat, was bought by Paul
Miller from Ernie Cannon in 1955 and son David has
now kept it in the family for 45 years.
Advertising works fast in The Islander.
REAL ESTATE, INC.
Gloria Schorpp Helen White Mary Ann Schmidt
4BR/4BA turnkey tarnished beach house west of
Gulf Drive in historic Anna Maria City. Large lot,
great rental. $589,000.
SEASIDE GARDENS PRIVATE DOCK
1BR/1BA turnkey furnished villa with your own private
dock. Very nice water view, central location, convenient
to everything. Covered parking. $142,500.
3BR/2BA furnished home on sailboat water with di-
rect access to Tampa Bay. Split plan, two-car garage,
caged pool, nicely landscaped. $ 419,900.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB
2BR/2BA Gulffront turnkey furnished condo.
Gorgeous Gulf view, beautiful beach, heated pool,
excellent rental income. $475,000.
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Island property sales
4255 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 230 Island Vil-
lage 215, a 1,367 sfla 3bed/2bath/2cp home built in
1981, was sold 11/14/00, Jones to Pollock, for
$177,200; list $179,900.
428 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, a canalfront 760 sfla
2bed/lbath home built in 1920 on a 52x1 10 lot, was.
sold 11/15/00, Schoellig to Larzelere, for $170,000.
6201 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, a 1,344 sfla
2bed/2bath/2car/pool home built in 1968 on a
100x165 lot, was sold 11/16/00, McIntosh to Yates,
for $330,000; list $339,000.
622 Gladstone, Holmes Beach, a canalfront (two
sides) 3,081 sfla 5bed/3bath/2car/pool home built in
1973 on a 130x164x153x100 lot, was sold 11/16/00,
Alexander to Eichhorn, for $675,000; list $675,000.
Jane Grossman was leading agent for new
listings and David Moynihan led in sales at the
Anna Maria Island office of Wagner Realty
during November. Other top listers included
Alice Ohme of the Manatee Avenue office.
Other sales leaders were Barbara Mollinazar of
Manatee Avenue and Mary Wickersham and
Cindy English of Longboat Key.
6807 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, a lakefront
1,404 sfla home built in 1955 on an 83x108 lot, was
sold 11/17/00, Suman to Rushforth, for $210,000.
209 Spring, Anna Maria, a 1,960 sfla 3bed/2bath/
2car home built in 1987 on a 52x145 lot, was sold 11/
22/00, Wilson to Talit, for $250,000; list $289,000.
2312 Canasta, Bradenton Beach, a bayfront 652
sfla home with detached garage built in 1948 on a
50x193 lot, was sold 11/20/00, Cullen to Bartizal,
6200 Flotilla, 312 Westbay Point & Moorings, a
1,066 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1979, was sold
11/22/00, Ryan to Davis, for $180,000.
813 Jacaranda, Anna Maria, a 1,890 sfla 3bed/
2bath/2car home built in 1978 on a 50x 100 lot, was
sold 11/20/00, Holmes to Burda, for $270,000.
109 10th St N, Bradenton Beach, 113 Bay
Winds, a 937 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1984,
was sold 12/01/00, Robertson to Alexander, for
$208,000; list $239,000.
1801 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 253 Runaway
Bay, a 1,080 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1978,
was sold 11/30/00, Westendorf to Lukas, for
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KEY WEST STYLE Views of the Bay
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and fishing pier. Steps to the beach. $149,900. Ken Richards,
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2817 Avenue C, Holmes Beach, a 980 sfla 2bed/
2bath/pool home built in 1972 on a 50x100 lot, was
sold 12/1/00, Tarry to Oliveira, for $152,500; list
318 Iris, Anna Maria, a 39x110x125x110
canlfront lot, was sold 11/28/00, Chable to
Benalcazar, for $235,000; list $235,000.
3402 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 3 Gulf Beach
Place, a 2bed/2bath 1,197 sfla condo built in 1987,
was sold 12/01/00, Rosenfield to Gulf Coast Parking
Co., for $276,000; list $295,000.
3705 E. Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 213 Sunbow
Bay 3, a 1,146 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1980,
was sold 11/30/00, Norris to O'Hallaron, for
$138,000; list $139,000.
4255 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 218 Island Vil-
lage 222, a 1,254 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in
1981, was sold 11/29/00, Elsasser to Rosenfield, for
$160,000; list $173,000.
603 Baronet, Holmes Beach, a canalfront 1,335
sfla 2bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1964 on a
100x1 15 lot, was sold 11/29/00, Broussard to Rocco,
for $299,000; list $299,900.
756 N. Shore Dr., Anna Maria, a 1,014 sfla
3bed/2bath home built in 1964 on a 50x100 lot, was
sold 11/28/00, Shanafelt to Benalcazar, for
$275,000; list $290,000.
8202 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, a parcel zoned
"Seagrove Condo" was sold 11/28/00, Campbell to
Quality Builders, for $205,000; list originally for
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I E O ._ SAL -I E M FH EL T ED o n e
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
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.
COMPUTER EQUIPMENT for sale. All Macintosh
products. 20-inch Apple color monitor, Power Mac
7100/66 hard drive. UMax Scanner. Pioneer Cd-
Rom carousel changer. Two portable zip drives, one
Jazz drive. Discs for each. 778-1102.
LARGE WOOD BAKER'S cabinet 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,
celebrating Drakes conquest, $10. 792-4274.
KING-SIZE BATES bedspread, ivory and pattern
$120, king-size, warm comforter, white with spaced
rose-vine pattern-$ oo. 778-4029.
WORLD PHILATELIST: More than 50 new pre-
stamped envelopes from the USSR. Each has a great
commemorative picture of a significant person or event
Sin history. From Tverskaya Post Office. $50. 792-4274.
MOVING: Dining room table, glass top; six chairs,
two arm, four side; white wood buffet, area rugs,
Kirby vacuum, new. 798-9477.
ROSER GUILD THRIFT SHOP open Tuesday,
Thursday, Fridays, 9:30-2pm; Saturdays 9-noon.
Always sales rack. 911 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
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 conditioner,
generator, microven, awning, loaded. Excellent con-
dition. $27,900, interesting trades considered. 794-
FOR SALE 1990 Mazda Miata. Good condition.
$3,500. 778-3082 or 778-0797.
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.
HOUSEKEEPING EXECUTIVE and front desk clerks:
call 779-0010 or apply in person at Tradewinds Resort,
1603 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach.
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.
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.
HELP WANTED FULLTIME. Retail sales clerk, office.
Also opening for a cabinet builder. Must have knowl-
edge or willingness to learn. Island Lumber and Hard-
RENTAL AGENT, licensed, wanted for major island
real estate office. Competitive salary and benefits.
Contact: Box 2314, Sarasota, FL 34230. All inquiries
BABYSITTER SEEKING child-care positions. Thir-
teen years old, experienced and Red Cross certified.
Call Amber 778-4146.
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.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Available
evening, weekend. For any computer needs--hardware,
software, network, commercial, private. Call 778-8473.
TREE SERVICE Topping, trimming, shaping, remov-
als. Trim palm trees. Call Phil Brewer Tree Service,
746-6678 or pager 252-3300.
Canalfront lot in Anna Maria
for sale by owner/associate.
Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, FI 34216
Phone & Fax: (941) 778-1222
E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site: www.smithrealtors.com
LAGUNA YACHT VILLAGE. Longboat Key single-
family lots. Nine lots on 6.53 acres with assigned boat
docks, community pool, near beach access. Priced
from $230,000. Call Carol or Clarke Williams 744-0700
eves for details or brochure.
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LOCATION, LOCATION! Beautiful well maintained 3BR/
2BA home with caged pool in outstanding area. Split plan,
lots of tile, newer roof, A/C, appliances. $153,900. Call
Michel Cerene 792-6546 eves.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
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1800 WILDWOOD 3BR/2BA. $117.900.
PINEBROOK DORAL MODEL 2BR/2BA, golf course.
TARA 3BR/2BA, pool, large, open. Country Club. $289,000.
CANALFRONT/POOL 3BR/2.5BA, beautiful, spacious. $354,900.
GULFFRONT CONDO 2BR/2BA, furnished. View. $315,000.
STYLING SALON 8 stations, established over 35 years. $39,000.
HISTORIC BRIDGE STREET 2,700 sq.ft., three stores, 150 ft.
to bay. Be part of tourist related redevelopment. BUY NOW!
GULFVIEW LOT 100 by 90 ft., zoned C-2. $150,000.
WALGREENS Triple net, AAA, good CAP. $2,700,000.
VACATION AND 2001 SEASONAL AVAILABLE
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WALL & CEILING REPAIR Water damaged drywall,
hand and spray texture, professional painting. Reli-
able over 20 years experience. Fred 752-7758, cell
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
HANDY ANTHONY" Jack of Most Trades! 20-year
Island resident. Painting, masonry, plumbing/electri-
cal repairs. Installation of floors, windows, cabinets.
NEW FENCE? UPGRADE YOUR HOUSE. We do all
kinds, vinyl and wood, at reasonable prices. Please
call for your free estimate. 778-1098.
PUT YOUR HOUSEWORK in our hands. All phases
of residential and commercial cleaning. Free
estimates and all work guaranteed. Call Laureen or
John at L & J Supreme Klean. 753-6843.
THE PERFECTIONIST is back! Cleaning with perfec-
tion. Call Sharon 778-0064.
IN-HOME COMPUTER TUTOR. I teach more about
your computer than you can learn in any classroom.
Certified teacher. 383-5372.
TUTORING: Learn math based on understanding
and problem solving, reading, comprehension and
vocabulary, study skills. Grades 4-10. Call George,
PRESSURE WASHING, deck cleaning and staining,
pool deck cleaning and repaint, epoxy pebble stone
cleaning and sealing. Thirty-five years experience.
WHAT'S FOR DINNER? Tired of cooking? Let us
shop and cook for you in your home! Packages, one-
time options, special occasions, holidays. Two Chef's
Personal Chef Services 778-4532.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE Residen-
tial/commercial, full-service maintenance, landscaping in-
stallation, 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
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
SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $27 a yard. Haul-
ing: all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free
estimates. 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#
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
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. RemodeJ-.
ing, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths.
Free estimates. Lic#RC0045125, #RG0058589,
#PE0020374. Insured. Call 720-0794.
WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more by
Hunter Douglas and other major manufacturers. Life-
time warranty. Call Island resident Keith Barnett for
a free in-home consultation. Many Island references,
15 years experience. 941-778-3526 or 730-0516.
QUALITY Carpentry work. Call 795-1947.
THIRTY YEARS craftsman experience. Interior, ex-
terior, doors, stairs, windows and trim. Have sawmill,
will travel. 745-1043 Dan Michael, master carpenter.
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-
VACATION RENTALS: 2BR apartments across form
beautiful beach, $450 per week. Fall and winter dates
available. Almost Beach Apartments, 778-2374.
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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-
PANORAMIC VIEW of three bridges from every room.
1 and 2 bedrooms, fully fumished, 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.
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.
ANNUAL RENTAL Longboat Key. 2BR/2BA bayside
pool, tennis, Gulf access, unfurnished. Old Florida
Realty Co., 778-3377.
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.
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.
MA~RNER'S COVE, fabulous 3BR/2.5BA, fur-
nished 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.
WATERFRONT 2BR/2BA unfurnished condo in West Bay
with boat slip and carport. Up to date. Call 778-0176.
SEASONAL FURNISHED 1BR/1 BA Holmes Beach,
across from beach. Cable and utilities included. $525/
week, $1,800/month. Available 01/02/01. Call
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.
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
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 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/1BA includes
water and cable. $750/month plus $375/security. Call
ANNUAL RENTAL, Longboat Key. 2BR/2BA
bayside, Gulf access, pool, tennis. Call Old Florida
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, 1BR 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.
GULF BEACH HOUSE at north end of Anna Maria.
Available January 201 only due to cancellation. Rea-
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VACATION RENTAL in Bradenton Beach. 2BR/
1.5BA. One block to beach, turnkey. Available Janu-
ary 2001. Small pets ok! 778-7098.
ACROSS FROM BEACH, recently updated 3BR/1BA
ground-floor house. Available January $1,900/month
or $600/week. 750 North Shore Drive. 778-9482.
ANNUAL RENTAL, 1 BR/1BA Bradenton Beach, one
block to beach/bay. Just renovated. 203 Second St.
N. #1 and #4. $625/month and $625/deposit.
ELEGANT ITALIAN VILLA HOME 4BR/4BA, pool, two-
car garage. $2,500/month. Call 704-1490 or 383-6796.
ANNA MARIA CANALFRONT 2BR/BA duplex. Dock,
washer/dryer hook-up. Yard and trash service. $775/
month, one-year lease, deposit. Option to renew. No
ANNUAL STUDIO 1 BR/1 BA directly on Gulf of Mexico.
Private beach, water, sewer, garbage included. $900/
month, assurity/security required. 792-2779.
ANNUAL RENTALS, brand new 2BR/1BA apart-
ments, $950/month; 2BR/2BA waterfront condo with
pool, $950/month; 2BR/1.5BA home with bay view,
$975/month. Call Island Properties 778-6849.
BAYFRONT DUPLEX. Seasonal 1BR/1BA quiet and
clean $1,400/month. 109 13th St. South, Bradenton
SEASONAL CLEAN, spacious turnkey efficiency.
Lanai, deck, walk to beach. $900/month, January.
$1,000/month, February, March and April. 778-5382.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA, lanai, carport, Holmes Beach.
Available Feb. 1,2001. 800/month plus utilities, no pets.
References required. 778-8645 or (703)691-2526.
SALE BY OWNER, Playa Encantada, 6006 Gulf
Drive, 2BR/2BA Gulfview, new construction, unfur-
nished, top floor, elevator. $329,000. 794-5236 for
BAYFRONT ESTATE, two houses and duplex. Newly
painted and re-roofed. Spectacular view, $825,000. 109
13th St. S., Bradenton Beach. Call 322-2101.
260 FEET on Palma Sola Bay, zoned RDD4.5., Re-
duced $199,000. Call Sam Watkins, Coldwell
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.
RETIREMENT COMMUNITY: furnished 2BR/2BA
villa. Carport, active club community, close to shops,
medical, restaurants, only six miles to beautiful Gulf
beaches. $78,000. Call Marilyn Trevethan, Island
Real Estate, 778-6066.
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ISLAND FOURPLEX with heated pool! Invest-
ment opportunity offering excellent return. Four
unit seasonal rental property with pool and direct
Gulf access across the street. Each unit 2BR/2BA
completely remodeled and beautifully maintained.
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!
Under total renovation canalfront 4BR/3BA
island home on large (100 by 117) lot with
pool and boat dock. Brand new two-car ga-
rage. Perfect for boating families! Act now and
pick your carpet, tile and paint colors!
LOVELY 2BR/2BA canal home in Key
Royale. Deep sailboat water with easy access
to bay and Gulf. Private golf course and deed
restrictions in fine area of homes. Room for a
pool or addition. Two-car garage, easy care
landscape. Ready to move in light carpet, tile
and paint. $339,900. MLS#71888
NEW TUSCANY STYLE HOME beautiful
2BR/3BA plus den with solar heated pool.
Graciously appointed with 10 ft. ceilings, three-
piece crown moldings, hardwood floors, Mexi-
can tile and lush landscaping! $369,000.
DIRECT GULFFRONT LOT 50 by 135.
Ready for you to build your dream home! An
approved set of plans are available for imme-
diate use. Great location and great price. Seller
financing possible. $575,000. MLS#71281
BUILD YOUR ISLAND dream home on this
extra large lot in the city of Anna Maria.
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2BR/2BA SPLIT-PLAN condo, heated pool, tennis
court, deeded dock on deep canal. Covered carport
with large storage. 795-0613.
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. Phone 941-795-8370.
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GREAT INVESTMENT Priced to sell! One WELL LOCATED DUPLEX Enjoy living near the
block to beaches. One cottage, plus a fourplex. beach in a single family neighborhood at an afford-
Cottage has 2BR/1BA, each unit in fourplex has able price. This unique two-story block construction
1 BR/1 BA. All annual tenants but could be sea- duplex offers 2BR/1BA on each floor with a delight-
sonal. $399,900. Ed Oliveira 778-4800 or 778- ful large shaded backyard. Price of $224,000
1199. MLS#41886 includes new roof and repainting as well as other
interior upgrades. Ken Rickett 778-3026.
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS 2BR/2BA BEST BUY ON ISLAND Direct Intracoastal and
updated unit with open water view, deeded canal views from living room, kitchen and bed-
boat dock and carport. $285,000. Call Dick room of this new 3BR/2BA home. Boat lift, dav-
Maher or Dave Jones 778-4800. its and hurricane strength tinted windows.
$389,000. Call Lynn Hostetler 778-4800 for
ICE CREAM AND SANDWICH SHOP (Business Only) Owner will finance. $35,000.
Lynn Hostetler 778-4800.
ISLAND LOT: Commercial or duplex zoning. Call Lynn Hostetler 720-5876. $149,900
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1 Stock market
6 1994 Jodie Foster
14 Macbeth or
20 Lip balm
21 Part of a spread
23 Community with
tying the bow?
27 Small group of
28 Product made by
30 In stock
40 Ends, as class
42 Noted pilgrimage
45 J.F.K. times
46 Kind of cheese
48 Way of life
50 1990 film
"_: My Story"
51 Go (over)
52 Word with hand or
53 Rote learning
56 Hip-hop's -
57 Played (around)
64 Kind of jump
65 Island singer
67 Meeting reading
69 Relieves (of)
70 Who is stronger
72 Tire reinforcement
73 Not seriously
75 Shows of joy
77 Gum arabic tree
82 To whom
89 Curve enhancer
91 HBO competitor
94 Architect Saarinen
96 French 101 verb
97 P.G.A. champ
98 Combative sort,
99 Sicilian wine
102 Not work out
103 Spanish princess
105 1950's game fad
108 Extra pages, say
110 Certain buttons
112 Congo native
113 Taskmaster's cry
116 Eur. land
118 Slammin' Sammy
123 Money envelopes
on a Christmas
128 Carol singers
129 Take out
130 Island in the
131 Milk symbol
133 Sound of a leak
134 Difficult to
135 Give back
2 A mean Amin
3 Ingredient in a
4 Hors d'oeuvre
5 Caterer's supply
6 Expanding org.
7 "Do Ya" rock grp.
8 Stock market
9 Helped out, in a
12 Starbucks order
15 Elephant seat
16 Financial fig.
17 P.T.A.-aligned org.
18 Clairvoyance, e.g.
24 Like most
29 Show pique
31 Israeli leaders?
32 Caused to go
33 Attempts at
35 One with a gift
37 Tree holder, in an
38 Like the rich and
39 Some mattresses
41 Tiny _
43 N.L. Central team:
47 Potato dish, in
54 Actress Charlotte
55 Place to stay
58 Tokyo, once
59 Popular 80's
63 Actress Joanne
competitor of IBM
71 Big Ten sch.
Miss Jane _
74 To's partner
76 Scarf down
78 Yellowfin tuna
80 good turn
81 Gillette product
83 Treat with
84 Like some ancient
86 Is messy
88 Not pleased
90 Like a doctor's
93 Miami's Eden
95 Suffix with p; y
101 Kind of committee
107 Some French
109 Part of Santa's
111 Marino or Gabriel
115 Guides: Abbr.
117 First name in
118 Parka closer
119 Agt.'s reward
120 Density symbol
121 Long time to wait
122 "You bet!"
124 White House
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