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"The Best News on Anna Maria Island"


ISLANDER


Volume 9, no. 9, Jan. 10, 2001 FREE


Island charter middle school poised for approval


By Diana Bogan
Islander Correspondent
The moment of truth is coming for supporters of
the Island Middle School. The Manatee County School
Board's decision on whether to approve the Island's
charter school application will be on the docket at the
school board meeting Monday, Jan. 22.
"The meeting starts at 7 p.m. and we are encouraging
anyone supportive of opening a middle school on the Is-
land to come," said Marlene West, one of the founding


committee members for the new school. "We have a com-
munity of parents who take an interest in their kids' con-
tinuing education. The Island Middle School is going to
be a community school that offers the type of education
that all kids should have access to."
A revised application was submitted to meet con-
cerns raised by the school board with regard to trans-
portation, facilities and academics. The committee
members hope their new application clarifies and ex-
pands on these areas well Ienough to gain approval -


and to move ahead. West said the goal to open the
school this year still stands.
If the new application is approved at the meeting
this month, the committee will have 30 days to final-
ize the location of the school.
Several locations, including St. Bernard Catholic
Church, part of Joe's Eats and Sweets restaurant, the
Annie Silver Community Center, the old Bradenton
PLEASE SEE CHARTER, NEXT PAGE


No talking!
"Class. I SAID NO
TALKING'" instructs
Miss Kinnan in the play
"The Missing,, Glasses"
written 1)v two former
Anna Mariai Elementary
School students. Miss
Kilian is played by
Florida Studio Theatre
actress Rachel Shwayder.
The students, left to right,
are portrayed by Chris
Friday, Adam Ramner and
Julee Breehne. For more
about the play, see inside.
Islander Photo.
Diana Bogan


Holmes Beach government stretching limits of law?


By Ann McGrath
Islander Reporter
Some people are asking whether or not the Holmes
Beach commissioners and Mayor Carol Whitmore are
stretching the limits of the Sunshine Law if they discuss
city matters outside city meetings.
Florida's Sunshine Law requires that matters of
city government which require a vote not be discussed
privately among commissioners and the mayor.
However, unlike the mayors of Anna Maria City or
Bradenton Beach, Whitmore of Holmes Beach is an
administrative mayor who does not vote except in the
event of a tie. Although she does hold the power of
veto, her veto may be overturned by a majority conm-
mission vote.
At a Bradenton Beach commission meeting last
month, Holmes Beach Commissioner Don Maloney
recommended that Bradenton Beach adopt the "strong
mayor," administrative-type government Holmes
Beach has as a way to avoid the strict direction of the
Sunshine Law.
"The strong mayor type of government is the best
alternative short of hiring a city manager," said
Maloney.
"Best of all, I believe the strong mayor is free to
talk privately to any commissioners individually abut
anything without worrying about Florida's Sunshine
Law," he added.
The Holmes Beach commissioner is slated to make
his presentation to the Anna Maria City Commission
on Thursday, Jan. I 1.
But others are not so sure.
Following the Dec. 5 commission meeting at


Holmes Beach in which the commission was prepared
to accept fully executed deeds to grant the city public
beach access in a land-swap deal on 79th Street, resi-
dent Richard Wheeler wrote a letter of protest.
"How is it possible for the city officials to com-
ply with the Florida Sunshine Law while coming up
with a fully negotiated land transfer including a deed
and survey without some internal communication?
The city of Anna Maria is currently transferring a
potential Sunshine Law violation to the state level
over a request for specifications for furniture and
remodeling of city hall, yet no one questions a fully
executed deed with complete surveys and valida-
tions affecting 17 lots on our beach access."
At that meeting, the commission delayed the vote
due to the protest of property owners attending the
iim.'lini, saying they would schedule the matter for a
public hearing and hold three readings of the ordinance
that would vacate a section of 79th Street before bring-
ing the matter to a vote.
When asked whether or not the mayor, the com-
mission and the city attorney discussed the 79th Street
matter outside of a meeting, Mayor Whitmore said,
"No way."
"If Wheeler had attended the city meetings, he
would have found out that at a public meeting, the com-
mission directed our attorney to coordinate the land
swap. I'm insulted that he would say that. We are all
educated people. We know better. The only time we
have ever discussed this is at a meeting."
The SunIshinie Law states the commission "must
give notice at such time and in such a manner as will
enable interested members of the public to attend the


meeting." The residents on 79th Street were notified by
phone at approximately 6 p.m. Dec. 5, the same day
PLEASE SEE HOLMES BEACH, NEXT PAGE




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'How to' events
Catch a free watercolor demonstration at
Artists Guild Gallery Thursday, Jan. I 1, from I
a.m. to 1 p.m. The gallery is in the Island Shop-
ping Center, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Different artist, same deal at the Island Gallery
West. Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The gallery
is located at 5368 Gulf Drive, HIolmes Beach.

Find a treasure
Saturday, Jan. 13, Harvey Memorial Church
will conduct a sale featuring used items includ-
ing jewelry, clothing and household goods from
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church, 300 Church
Street, Bradenton Beach.

Flapjacks for all
St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor
Drive, I-olmes Beach, will host another pancake
breakfast Sunday morning from 8 to I 1:30 a.m.
and all "Hungry Jacks" are welcome.
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PAGE 2 0 JAN. 10, 2001 0 THE ISLANDER


Florida Sunshine Law restrictions reviewed


By Ann McGrath
Islander Reporter
Previously rendered opinions from the office of the
Florida attorney general concerning the Sunshine Law
state that an administrative type mayor may not discuss
matters that will require a commission vote with indi-
vidual commissioners outside city meetings.
"Since the mayor under the municipal charter had
the power to vote in the case of a tie, the Sunshine Law
was applicable to conversations between the mayor and
members of the city council when discussing matters


Charter school ongoing
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Beach firehouse and even the location of the present
Eckerd are being considered.
"Some of the locations we've considered would
require costs to bring them up to code or have zoning
issues," said West. "We are still open to input from the
community on the location for the school."
In addition to finding a location, if approved, the com-
mittee is hoping to fill all faculty and staff positions by
July. There are currently 75 pre-registrationr applications
on file for students wishing to attend the future Island
Middle School. When the time comes, students through-
out Manatee County will be chosen on a lottery basis.
Transportation was another issue addressed in the
new application. All options are still being considered,
but the school is likely to use a "hub-shuttle" system,
which means students in Manatee County will be bused
to a school such as King Middle School first and then
transfer to another bus that will bring them to the Island
school. The application sets the parameters for busing


which could come before the entire and members of the
city council directly, through his power to break ties.
The mayor, however, could discuss matters with city
council members which concerned his administrative
functions and which would not come before the coun-
cil for consideration and further action or which in-
volve his executive prerogative to veto any ordinance
or resolution," states an attorney general's opinion con-
cerning another city's compliance with the Sunshine
Law.
"Where, however, the mayor is not a member of


within a five-mile radius from Manatee Avenue and
East Bay Drive.
"We're not only depending on parents to help
transport their kids," says West, "but also to take an
active role in the school. Parents will be required to
give 50 hours a year, which amounts to about one field
trip per month.
"Charter schools offer a progressive learning envi-
ronment similar in theory to the one-room school
house," West explains. "We are blessed to live in a
small community where parents become involved in
the schools and we welcome other kids to come into
our community and experience this."
The founding committee had help from existing
charter school faculties to help focus their academic
and strategic plans for the Island Middle School. Now
it is up to the school board to make its decision.
For more information on the Island Middle School or
the Jan. 22 meeting, you can reach West at 778-4707.
She encourages all who are interested to attend the
school board meeting, which will be held at 215 Mana-
tee Ave. W., Bradenton.


the city council and does not possess any power to
vote even in the case of a tie vote, but only possesses
the power to veto legislation, then the mayor may
privately meet with an individual member of the city
council without violating the Sunshine Law, pro-
vided the mayor is not acting as a liaison between
members and neither the mayor nor the council
member has been delegated the authority to act on
behalf of the council," states the "Government-in-
the Sunshine Manual."
Also noted in the "Sunshine Manual" is the fact
that the chief executive officer may not discuss matters
privately with the attorney in charge of such matters
which are subject to a vote.
"Discussions between the sheriff and the state at-
torney of matters which may foreseeably come before
or are currently being considered by the criminal jus-
tice commission, would be subject to the Sunshine
Law," states the manual.


Holmes Beach
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1


the meeting scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.
City Clerk Brooke Bennett said Jan. 4, the 79th
Street land swap will be placed on the work session
agenda for Jan. 9 because the commission has not
had a chance to review deeds from the landowners.
Commissioners also have not had a chance to read
the ordinance vacating part of 79th Street, Bennett
said. After the commission reviews the deed and the
ordinance, the issue will be scheduled for a public
hearing, Bennett said.
The land swap would provide the city and
beachgoers a legal public beach access at 79th Street.


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State to discuss Cortez Road turn lane


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
The state will send representatives to Cortez to
explain and hear about the proposed left turn lane on
Cortez Road in the village, a local organization has
been notified.
Janet Hoffman, manager of Cortez Waterfronts
Florida, said the Florida Department of Transportation
advised her that it would have people in the village on
Jan. 18 to discuss the proposed turn lane in the main
road through Cortez.
The meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the old firehall,
now Waterfronts' headquarters, 4523 123rd St. Ct.
The organization already has met twice to take up
the road proposition, but although many villagers op-
pose another lane they feel the state has not been re-


sponsive enough.
Planned by DOT is a third lane in the middle of
Cortez Road from 119th Street to the Cortez bridge, in-
cluding completion of sidewalks and bicycle lanes. It
is scheduled for the 2001-02 fiscal year and would be
funded by $780,000 from the DOT budget.
It is listed as a paving project, Hoffman said, so no
environmental assessment is required. But some
Cortezians fear it would further divide their village
north from south, that pedestrians would be endan-
gered because cars would have no reason to slow down
through Cortez as they do now when a vehicle ahead
is turning left.
Proponents argue that local traffic would find it
easier to get on and off Cortez Road with a turn lane
running up its middle.


THE ISLANDER N JAN. 10, 2001 0 PAGE 3

Meetings

Anna Maria City
Jan. 11,7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda: presen-
tation on municipal governments by Holmes Beach Com-
missioner Don Maloney, appointment of city employees,
purchase request for two trucks, purchase request for com-
puter imaging for building department, first reading on
ordinance pertaining to planning commission having more
authority on variance requests, canvassing board appoint-
ments, presentation on proposed dog beach, and review of
parking commission report.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
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.
Jan. 17, 1 p.m., scenic highway committee meeting.
Jan. 18, 1 p.m., city commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
Jan. 10, 7 p.m., parks and beautification committee
meeting.
Jan. 18, 2 p.m., code enforcement meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Of Interest
Jan. 15, 3 p.m., Island Transportation Planning Orga-
nization meeting, Holmes Beach City Hall.
Jan. 17, 7 p.m., Barrier Island Elected Officials meet-
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Cortez people have asked that at a minimum cross-
walks be laid out and possibly an additional signal in-
stalled, and Hoffman said the state has indicated it
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Another development enters tallcondo fray


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
The fight over tall buildings along Manatee
County's shoreline appears to be rearing its ugly head
again on a proposed development near El Conquista-
dor Country Club.
Arvida's 898-unit Perico Island project started
the battle, and Glenn Compton, chairman of the en-
vironmental group ManaSota-88, said his group's
directors plan to discuss at their January meeting
what kind of action they will take regarding the El
Conquistador project.
"There's nothing on the table, but certainly the is-
sues are very similar to those on Perico Island, which
we don't think is appropriate for high-rise buildings
because of traffic concerns and evacuation," Compton
said. "There needs to be a comprehensive look to see
if coastline development is appropriate for Manatee
County and what it should look like and whether
people can even see the coast if tall structures are built.
Manatee County is fortunate it still has the opportunity
to stop wall-to-wall development that prevents access
to the coast."
Norm Luppino, Manatee County planning man-
ager, said SBC Development Inc. of Sarasota submit-
ted two applications to build 1,340 units along the
mainland bayfront in north Sarasota Bay in an area
west of El Conquistador Parkway.
SBC submitted two applications, one for 350 units
on 47 upland acres out of a total of 139 acres. The sec-
ond application shows 369 acres with 173 buildable
upland acres and 990 units. Both pieces of land are
zoned planned development residential.
The units would be in nine-story buildings, or one
story less than some of the buildings Arvida Co. wants
to build on Perico Island. Arvida also plans four-, six-
and seven-story buildings for 343 acres on Perico.
The county, a citizens' group and ManaSota-88 are
suing Bradenton over its approval of the Arvida project.


Environmental, evacuation and traffic congestion
are at issue, while building heights have been brought
into the fray because they block water vistas and ac-
cess.
Manatee County Commission Chairman Joe
McClash said the county's comprehensive land-use
plan already deals with a waterfront vista policy call-
ing for reduced height.
However, he added, the proposed project near El
Conquistador shows a need for tightening ordinances
so they state specifically how tall buildings can be
along county shorelines.
"The developer has no right other than what the
county's discretionary approval on height should be,"
McClash said. "Developers can request a 100-story
building, but the county still has to decide on height.
My goal is to effect changes in the land-development
code later this year to clarify what heights are appro-
priate at certain locations."
The county's overriding policy is that the height


The Anna Maria Island Privateers are taking
their new boat-float on her maiden voyage, and
welcoming volunteer "pirates" aboard for the trip.
They will wheel their new craft in the annual
Gasparilla Parade in Tampa on Jan. 27, the Satur-
day before Super Bowl Sunday when the national
professional football title will be decided in Tampa.
The ride will cost $1,000 per "pirate," said Pri-
vateers President Mitch Stewart, who explained
that the big donations will go into the "Float-the-
Boat" fund.
The organization has been building the new


restrictions are 35 feet for residential zoning, he said.
"To cross the test and go higher with buildings, a
developer would have to come up with a superior
plan," McClash said. "I would be saying this whether
it was this project or any other waterfront project. There
is a horse out of the barn on this (project near El Con-
quistador), but the board still has to approve it. We may
be subject to a challenge on the land-use code with re-
gard to a policy change. The important factor is the
county is pursuing a more predictable kind of land-use
provision so we don't face situations like this in the
future."
McClash said he feels comfortable that the
county's policy prevents a developer from putting up
multi-story buildings that hide waterfront vistas.
"It's not critical to do something immediately, to
get something specific on the book, because we're not
in a crisis mode. If we were, I would have called for a
moratorium on building tall condominiums along
county waterfront."


float on a school bus chassis as a replacement for
the old float the Privateers wore out in countless
parades. Now they have to pay the bills for tech-
nical work the members couldn't do themselves.
They need $30,000, with more than half of it in
hand already and a good part of the rest to come -
they hope from $1,000 donors who want to ride
the float in the parade.
All donations are welcome, Stewart stressed.
He wants prospective contributors to call him
at 748-2143 evenings or 358-3386 days, or Phil
Balducci at 779-1719.


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THE ISLANDER M JAN. 10, 2001 0 PAGE 5


County joins ManaSota.88 suit against Bradenton


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
ManaSota-88 picked up a friend when the Mana-
tee County Board of Commissioners decided to join the
environmental group in its lawsuit against Bradenton
for approving Arvida's 898-unit Perico Island project.
ManaSota-88 Chairman Glenn Compton said the
county's intervention is appreciated because it means
the county will be able to call expert witnesses and
hopefully help defray the legal cost of the case.
Manatee County Commission Chairman Joe
McClash said he pushed the county to join ManaSota-
88 in its lawsuit.
When he did, Bradenton Mayor Wayne Poston
accused McClash of showboating.
McClash responded by saying, "I think it's sad
when other elected officials hand out personal attacks
rather than addressing the issues constructively. With
regard to the city's approval of the project, I believe it
was a violation of the city's comprehensive plan and
our attorney thinks we can prevail in the suit.
"When the city won't sit down and talk, you have
no choice. The city keeps on annexing and approving
developments without joint planning on the part of the
city and county.
"The city needs to do the right thing and meet with us
and citizens to discuss development throughout the
county. In a perfect world, we wouldn't sue each other.
But there comes a time when you have to stand your
ground."
Commissioner Jane von Hahmann said she was
stunned when senior assistant county attorney Jim
Minix submitted the proposal to join ManaSota-88 in
its lawsuits against the city.
"(Joining the lawsuit) took me by surprise, but I'm
very glad about it," von Hahmann said. "When I was run-
ning for office against Stan Stephens and was involved
with Concerned Citizens of Manatee County in their fight
against the Arvida project, we went to the commission in
late April or early May and asked the commission to join
in those challenges. We were turned down."
Commissioner Amy Stein said it would behoove


the city to start talking and working with the county on
land-use issues.
"From my perspective, the county is involved in some
serious land-use issues and it's to our advantage to join in
this suit," Stein said. "Instead of closing the barn door after
the horses are already out, we want to participate."
Recent annexations of large chunks of county land
into the city have touched a nerve with regard to impact
fees, she said.
In the past 12 months, the county would have been
paid almost $2 million in impact fees from land the city
has annexed. That money could have been used to build
roads and parks.
"There are some real and substantial concerns with
regard to parks and roads," Stein said. "There's also a
question of utilities the county is going to have to pro-
vide to these annexed lands.
"Another reason we joined ManaSota-88's lawsuit
stems from the fact we just haven't been able to have
a dialogue with the city. I don't think Commissioner
McClash initiated our joining as a matter of grand-
standing or showboating or whatever you want to call
it. We just weren't getting anywhere with the city."
ManaSota-88 attorney Dan Lobeck, who also
represents Concerned Citizens of Manatee County,
said ManaSota-88 was pleased about the county be-


ing on board.
"It provides significant support for our effort in
challenging amendments to the city's comprehensive
plan that allows for the Arvida development," Lobeck
said. "Clearly, Manatee County is a party of interest
with regard to this development proposal. They'll be in
a good position to tell a judge that the Manatee County
comprehensive land-use plan would not allow the
Arvida development and that the county's development
standards would be weakened dramatically if this
project were allowed to go ahead.
"One of the legal arguments we're making is that
this development must be considered under county
standards because the city's comprehensive plan was
not yet effective. The state had not signed off on ap-
proving the comprehensive plan amendment that al-
lowed the city to approve the development."
In related news, the city has asked ManaSota-88 to
extend the deadline for filing responses to the environ-
mental group's verified complaint. A Jan. 9, 2001,
hearing before an administrative law judge has been
extended until Feb. 12.
"We were surprised by the city's move because we
thought they were ready," ManaSota-88's Compton
said. "But it's beneficial to ManaSota-88's case be-
cause it gives us additional time to prepare."


Construction begins on
schedule
Workers from PDG Electric of
Bradenton marked the Gulf
Drive and Manatee Avenue
intersection Jan. 4 in prepara-
tion for traffic light construction.
The light will replace a three-
way stop at that location. The
intersection will remain open to
traffic through the construction
process, slated for completion in
mid-February. Islander Photo:
Ann McGrath


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O11110inion


Pest or friend?
Well, it must depend on your viewpoint.
And whether you hold elected office or you're one
of the poor slobs who put them there.
Public officials seem to have a craving to discuss
issues among themselves privately and the public
wants to hear the discussion which likely affects the
outcome.
It's known as the Florida Sunshine Law.
"At different times and for different subjects some
men impose and other men accept a particular standard
of secrecy. The frontier between what is concealed
because publication is not, as we say, 'compatible with
the public interest' fades gradually into what is con-
cealed because it is believed to be none of the public's
business," columnist Walter Lippman wrote in 1946.
Lippman's warning served as the preface to the
first edition of the Government-in-the-Sunshine
Manual more than 20 years ago.
Goverment-in-the-sunshine laws and the public
records law were first enacted by the legislature in 1977.
Then-Attorney General Robert L. Shevin strongly
endorsed Florida's leadership role in providing public
access to governmental proceedings and records, saying:
"It has been accurately observed that public offi-
cials, whether career civil servants, elected or political
appointees, seem all too often to have one thing in com-
mon they like secrecy. Confidential memos, secret
documents, closed meetings and the like were at one
time the rule in this state rather than the exception they
are today....
"Florida has served as a working example of what
can be accomplished when officials in policymaking
positions sincerely believe in and follow the spirit and
the letter of open government laws."
While we strongly question the practice of Holmes
Beach mayors past and present of "negotiating" admin-
istrative matters with commissioners, and of all three
Island cities' elected officials to "work matters"
through their legal counsel, we realize they do what
they do with the best intentions.
Used to be, the only place you heard the "real dis-
cussion" on matters hours of it was Bradenton
Beach .
Some meetings seem to be scripted at least the
motions presented are.
How does it happen?
We presume it happens with all good intentions of
"making things easier."
But it leaves us the press and the people -
much like the current weather: out in the cold.



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A message of the times from
Island minister
Love thy neighbor. A town bench beachside, much
enjoyed by Islanders, is silently removed overnight
from private property.
Not relocated, removed!
Bless the backs of dutiful workers. Humbly recall
the second great Commandment. Give us light gently
to respect all life and the lives of others. Peace!
The trials in Tallahassee and Washington suffice.
Keep Anna Maria beaches open and beautiful.
The Rev. Dr. and Mrs. A R TDenues, Holmes Beach
A big thank you to those who
made Boat Parade possible
The parade committee, skippers and crew of the 13th
annual Christmas Boat parade thank you and your staff for
your continued support and promotion of this event that
kicks off the holiday season on Anna Maria Island.
Safety of the parade participants was handled by
Holmes Beach Marine Police, U.S. Coast Guard Sta-
tion Cortez and Flotilla 81 Auxiliary, FWC-Florida
Marine Patrol, Manatee County Sheriff's Marine
Unit, Bradenton Marine Police, and the Westside
Fire & Rescue boat. Their help is greatly appreci-
ated.
The local business community sponsors, The Is-
lander, All American Car Wash & Lube, Barnes
Walker Title, Inc., Boat/US, Bridge Tender Inn, Cedars
Bistro, Cafe on the Beach, the Chiles Restaurants, Da
Giorgio Restaurant, Galati Marine, Gulf Drive Cafe,
Hurricane Hank's, ISC and Scooter Rental, Jessie's
Island Store, Mama Lo by the Sea, Ooh La La!, Rod &
Reel Pier, Rotten Ralph's Restaurant, Sea Tow Cortez,
Sharkey's Steak and Seagrill, Sunset Cruise, the Anna
Maria Island Sun, Home True-Value Hardware and the
Waterfront Restaurant have generously supported this
year's parade.
A special thanks to Bayview Plaza and Jim Taylor
Pyrotechnics for the spectacular fireworks show.


Thank you, everyone, and Merry Christmas from
the Boat Parade Committee: Chuck Stealey, Chairman,
Roger Byron, Merritt Fineout, Ken Guscott, Millie
Saunders, Don Schroder.
Parade committee, skippers and crew of the 13th
annual Christmas Boat Parade

Banish buy, buy, buy
I am appalled at all the consumerism that engulfs
Christmas. We must banish the need to buy, buy, buy.
Eighty-four percent of Americans prefer a less ma-
terialistic Christmas. Parents should spend more time
with their children. Sunday store closings nationwide
would be a healthy step in this direction.
Norman R. Veenstra, Holnes Beach


No street vacations: Thanks
We applaud the mayor and city commissioners of
Bradenton Beach for protecting what little property the
city still owns and doing the right thing for the whole
city instead of giving the property to a developer for the
benefit of a few.
Many thanks to the residents and business owners
who spoke so passionately to help protect our beach
community for all of us.
Wanda and Rick Sloan, Bradenton Beach


Your attention or pedestrian's life
Is that phone call you made on your cell phone
while driving your car so important that you would take
the life of a pedestrian or a bicyclist?
Our children, our friends and our families are at
risk. Yours and mine.
Stop the cell phone frenzy. Are you so insecure that
you must keep constant contact with who? Who
needs you so immediately as to take your attention
away and risk the life of your neighbor?
Don't even get me started on crosswalk violations!
Robin Rhodes, Holmes Beach


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Alternatives to

public monuments

suggested in

Holmes Beach
By Ann McGrath
Islander Reporter
Yet another Holmes Beach resident is opposed
to the fact the city commission made an exception to
an ordinance at a November meeting and allowed
local teenagers to place a permanent memorial to
their friends at the White Avenue beach access.
"You made a big mistake in approving the me-
morial .... That doesn't relieve you of your very dif-
ficult task of guiding these kids to a different and
realistic resolution," the anonymous letter states.
"They have to grow up understanding how the world
works, not expecting special privileges that will be
denied others. You took the feel-good, easy way out
of an extremely delicate situation.
"Traditionally, bereaved people give something
to the community in memory of the deceased. Not
only does that help the community, it usually helps
the bereaved come to terms with their loss and feel
something positive has grown from the ashes.
"You had a rare opportunity to guide these kids
to learn this type of lesson. Instead, you approved an
act that keeps them from growing out of the self-
centeredness of childhood, at the expense of the
community," the letter states.
Leaving the letter unsigned, the anonymous
writer states he or she is as much of a coward as the
city commissioners, except Rich Bohnenberger who
was against approval of the memorial monument.
Bohnenberger said memorial markers are not al-
lowed by city ordinance and an exception should not
be allowed.
Three local high school students were killed in
an automobile crash Aug. 22, 2000, returning from
an east coast surfing trip.


Greens pitch in on civil rights documentary


The PBS documentary "Freedom Never
Dies: The Legacy of Harry T. Moore" has some
local flavor with Cortezian Ben Green doing
some of the film's narration based on a book he
wrote about Moore.
Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee also do some of
the narration about Moore, the first civil rights
martyr who paid with his life for daring to reg-


ister blacks to vote.
Moore was a forgotten hero until Green wrote
about him. Green's mother, Mary Fulford Green of
Cortez, also has written about Moore.
WEDU-Channel 3 is scheduled to show the
film Jan. 13 at 4 a.m. and Jan. 18 at 10 p.m.
The 90-minute video shows many past injus-
tices including graphic photos of lynchings.


High Twelve officers
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president; Stan Nicklas, second vice president; Dick Art, director; Chet Milley, director: Jay Barbou; chaplain; Lee
Stittsworth and Will Ashburn, directors; with President Doug Covell seated at center. The club is part of the interna-
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Anna Maria commission campaigning to begin


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
Now that the holidays are behind us, campaign-
ing for two seats on the Anna Maria City Commis-
sion is expected to begin in earnest.
Seven candidates have qualified to run for the seats
being vacated by Vice Mayor Doug Wolfe and Com-
missioner Bob Barlow. Neither sought re-election.
City Clerk Alice Baird has approved the official
ballot for the Feb. 13 election.
The ballot lists the candidates in alphabetical or-
der. They are:
Jason Cimino, 519 Pine Ave., who is making his
third run for a seat on the commission. He was un-
successful in his bid to be mayor in 2000 and in his
bid for a commission seat in 1999. Cimino is serv-
ing as his own campaign treasurer. He lists his job
as a handyman and painter, and also states he is
manager of the Waterfront Restaurant.
Linda L. Cramer, 9702 Gulf Drive, is making
her first run at Anna Maria politics. She is a paint-
ing contractor. Dorothy Perricone is serving as trea-
surer of Cramer's campaign.
George McKay, 305 Iris St., is a veteran of city
politics. He was first elected to the commission in
1987. He made two unsuccessful runs for mayor, one
in 1994 and one in 2000.
McKay owns L&M Construction and Hideaway
Inc. He will serve as his own treasurer.
John Michaels, 410 Poinsettia Road, who also
ran unsuccessfully in 2000, is a real estate broker
making a second run for a seat on the commission.
Michaels will serve as his own campaign treasurer.
Diana Milesko is a newcomer to the political
scene. She lives at 832 S. Bay Blvd. She lists her


main source of income as her husband's salary from
his job with AT&T. She is editor of a writers' news-
letter called "RoughDraft."
Milesko is serving as her own campaign trea-
surer.
Jeffrey Smith, 302 Poinsettia Road, is another
newcomer to Anna Maria politics. He is a retiree
who will serve as his own treasurer.
The seventh candidate is Charles Webb, an attor-


By Ann McGrath
Islander Reporter
For two years, Nicole Heslop and her hus-
band, Jon Westergard of the Garden Center-Ev-
erything under the Sun Garden Center, have per-
sisted in planting and maintaining two Adopt-A-
Spots at Manatee Avenue and East Bay Drive -
even when the lack of a water source at those
locations necessitated the need for replanting
three times at a cost of $6,000.
Individuals or businesses are encouraged to
adopt traffic islands in the city and landscape
them. The traffic island beautification program,
named "Adopt-A-Spots" by the Holmes Beach
Parks and Beautification Committee, is one of
the committee's top priorities for this year.
"Matching funds are available for those
wishing to take the responsibility of landscaping


ney who lives at 502 Magnolia Ave.
Webb serves on the city's planning and zoning
board. He will serve as his own campaign treasurer.
Anna Maria residents will choose two new com-
missioners, the top two vote getters from among the
seven, when they go to the polls Feb. 13 at Anna
Maria City Hall.
Anyone wanting to vote in the commission race
must register by Jan. 16.


areas along state and county roads," said Jim
Gloth, chairman of the committee.
Finally, during spring last year, Holmes
Beach Public Works Department stepped in to
provide a water source for the Adopt-A-Spots at
Manatee Avenue and East Bay Drive, Heslop
said.
Heslop and Westergard had relied on water
from a neighboring bank, but each time the bank
changed owners, the water was cut off for a period
of time, causing the plants to die, Heslop said.
"City hall, the mayor, and [Public Works Di-
rector] Joe [Duennes] have done everything they
can to try to help us," Heslop said. "We're trying
to set a good example."
During the 1999 holiday season, the Manatee
Avenue and East Bay Drive Adopt-A-Spots were
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Island library has busy schedule
Holidays over, the Island Branch Library has a
busy schedule for all of January, though the holiday
noting the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will close
the library Monday, Jan. 15.
During the month paintings by Manatee County
students will be exhibited at the library, and turtle in-
formation will be provided by Anna Maria Island
Turtle Watch.
The schedule:
Monday, Jan. 22 and 29, at 8:30 a.m., "Intro to the
Intemet" class, with preregistration necessary at 778-6341.
Tuesday, Jan. 16, 23 and 30, from I to 4 p.m., a
veterans service officer will interview clients, appoint-
ments must be made at 749-3030.
Wednesday, Jan. 10, 17, 24 and 31, at 7 p.m.,
Family storytime.
Thursday and Friday, Jan. 25 and 26, from 10 a.m.
to I p.m., 55 Alive seniors' safe driving course with
preregistration required at 776-1 158.
Saturday. Jan. 27, at 2:30 p.m., Jim Hundman will
present a travel lecture and slide show "Ride the Ori-
ent Express."
All of the events will be at the library, 5701 Ma-
rina Drive, Holmes Beach. The library opens at 10 a.m.
daily except Sunday and closes at 8 p.m. Monday and
Wednesday, 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 5 p.m.
Friday and Saturday. Further information may be ob-
tained at 778-6341.

Manatees topic of Mote program
James Powell will discuss "Mermaids and Mami-
wata: Tracking Manatees to the Ends of Earth" Mon-
day evening at the Mote Marine Laboratory on City
Island, at the south ramp of the New Pass bridge.
Powell received his doctorate in zoology from
Cambridge University in England. He is a scientist in
the Endangered and Threatened Species Section of the
Florida Marine Research Institute and Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission.
The program starts at 7 p.m. It is part of the Mon-
day Night at Mote series, free to Mote members and
one guest, $5 for non-members. Further information
may be obtained at 388-4441.


Focus of fundraiser
This "Life on Anna Maria Quilt" will be displayed in
the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, throlghl Wednesday, Jan. 17. The handhnade
quilt is a centerpiece of the 2001 Tour of Homes
fiundraiser on March 10. Tickets fir the quilt rafjle are
available now at the Anna Maria Island Conmmunitr
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City.

Islanders featured at reception
Galleries at Salt Creek, 1600 Fourth St. S., St. Pe-
tersburg, will hold an opening reception from 6 to 9
p.m. Jan. 12 for featured artists in their show "Outside/
In-Alternative Realities.
Included in the exhibit are works of Richard Tho-
mas and Woody Candish, both of Anna Maria City, and
Susan Curry of Cortez.
Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4
p.m., or by appointment. Salt Creek Artworks' artist
studios will be open during the reception. The gallery
can be reached at (727) 894-2653.


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Bloodmobile is due Monday
afternoon at Center
The Manatee County Bloodmobile will be at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria, from noon until 6 p.m. Monday,
Jan. 15, to accept blood from Island donors.
Donors are advised by attendants to drink plenty of
fluids before giving blood. New donors must have a
photo ID. Details are available at 778-1908.

Origami class Saturday at library
The first free monthly origami class will be Satur-
day, Jan. 13, at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach, from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
The class, and its successors on a monthly sched-
ule, will be taught by Judy Pruitt, whose works have
been exhibited in the library. It is open to adults and to
children in grade three or above. Interested persons
may call her at 794-1414.


Longboat 'nooner' next week
The Longboat Key Cham'ber of Commerce will
host a "nooner" from 1 1:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday,
Jan. 17, at the Buccaneer Inn, 595 Dream Island Road.
Further information is available at 387-9519.


Shell club meets Thursday
The Sarasota Shell Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thurs-
day, Jan. 11, at Mote Marine Laboratory's aquarium on
City Island just off the south ramp of the New Pass
Bridge. Further information is available at 739-0908.

Local author published in book
Chris Morris of Anna Maria is being published in
"Short Stories for a Long Trip," now in book form
through the new "print-on-demand" Internet process.
His publisher, Ageless Press of Sarasota, said his
story and others were available by web or on disk, now
they may be obtained in printed form. Other authors in
the book include Kay Nielsen of Bradenton, Romaine
Wismer of Ellenton and 21 others.
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'Jim's Rules of Politics'
Democrats' lunch fare
James Keenan, political analyst and humorist, will
outline "Jim's Rules of Politics" for the Anna Maria
Island Democratic Club at a meeting at the Beach
House Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach.
The meeting will be a Dutch-treat luncheon starting
at noon Monday, Jan. 15, and is open to Democrats and
visitors, said the club's Norton Niss. Reservations are not
necessary. Details may be obtained at 778-9118.

Registration opens at Center
for new 'Kim's Krafts'
A second series of "Kim's Krafts" workshops will
begin Jan. 18, with registration open now, at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria City.
Kim Steenstra will teach the four-week workshop
on Thursday from 10:30 a.m. until noon. Wreaths,
bird houses and Easter "sand bunnies" will be special-
ties. Cost is $25. Details are available at 778-1908.

Barbara Singer demonstrates
watercolors Thursday
Barbara Singer, award-winning Holmes Beach art-
ist, will give a free demonstration of watercolor paint-
ing from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, at the
Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island gallery, 5414 Ma-
rina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Her works have been exhibited in Island galleries,
the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, Manatee Art
League and in private collections. Many of her scenes
are of Anna Maria vistas. She said that in addition to
painting and teaching at the artists guild, she is work-
ing on making prints and notecards of her paintings.
Further information may be obtained at 778-1330.

Island Gallery West art
demonstration Saturday
Island Gallery West will host a free demonstration
in watercolor painting by Barbara Orear from 10 a.m.
until 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at the gallery, 5368 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach.
Regular hours for the gallery are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Saturday. Details may be obtained at
778-6648.

Butterfly Association schedules
meeting Sunday afternoon
The North American Butterfly Association-Mana-
tee Chapter will have a meeting and butterfly plant sale
at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, at Redeemer Lutheran
Church, 6311 Third Ave., W., Bradenton.
Linda and Buck Cooper, butterfly guides, will
speak on "Butterflies and Blooms Serendipity."
Also under discussion will be the association's
fundraising dinner, scheduled Feb. 17 at the Bradenton
Beach Moose Lodge.
Tickets for that affair must be purchased in ad-
vance at $10 each. They are available from Ginny's
Antiques and Art, 5600 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach,
or by sending a check payable to NABA-Manasota
Public Garden and a self-addressed, stamped envelope
to Nancy Ambrose, 264 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes
Beach FL 34217.
Further information may be obtained at 758-5140
and 747-8045.


Line dancing will begin on Friday
Line dancing classes will meet Fridays, beginning
Jan. 12, from 10:30 a.m. until noon at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria.
Instructor will be Bunny Burton. Cost is $2 for
members, $3 for non-members. Further information is
available at 778-1908.

Pancake breakfast is Sunday
A pancake breakfast will be served at St. Bernard
Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach,
from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 14. Tickets are $2.50
for adults, $1 for children. Homemade baked goods will
be offered for sale in conjunction with the breakfast.


The winners
Two offour winners of plaques sponsored by the
Anna Maria Island Historical Society for Island
projects entered in the annual Manatee County
Historical contest, left to right, Kimberly Kuizon of
St. Joseph's School, who won with a display on
"Pete Reynard's Revolving Restaurant; Carolyne
Norwood of the society; and Elyse Huss, St.
Stephen's School, "The History of Holmes Beach."
Not pictured are Nuriye Salahutdin and Kristen
Paris ofBradenton Academy, whose winning project
was "Anna Maria Island, Then and Now. "

Maple sugar maker, winners
at society meeting
A Vermont maple sugar maker and winners in the
Manatee County History Fair will be featured at a
meeting Monday, Jan. 15, of the Anna Maria Island
Historical Society.
The public meeting will be in Anna Maria City
Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, at 7 p.m., which the society
pointed out is a half-hour earlier than usual.
Stuart A. Newton, retired dairy farmer and sugar
maker who winters in Florida, is from St. Albans, Vt.
He has presented educational programs to Manatee and
Hillsborough County classrooms for several years.
He will show a film by the Vermont Department of
Agriculture and the Vermont Maple Sugar Makers
Association, display maple sugar and syrup products,
and tell of his 46 years as a sugar maker and farmer.
Students who have been invited to exhibit their
prize-winning projects are Nuriye Salahutddin and
Kristen L. Paris, Bradenton Academy, "Anna Maria
Island, Then and Now;" Elyse M. Huss, St. Stephen's
Episcopal School, "The History of Holmes Beach;"
and Kimberly M. Kuizon, St. Joseph Catholic School,
"Pete Reynard's Revolving Restaurant."
Further information may be obtained at 778-0492.

Sale scheduled Saturday
at Harvey Church
Harvey Memorial Church in Bradenton Beach will
have a sale of jewelry, clothing and household items
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at the church,
300 Church St.
Many assorted items will be for sale, said church
spokeswoman Diane L. Beer. In addition, food will be
offered in the form of hot dogs and baked goods, plus
beverages.
Detailed information may be obtained at 365-9295.

Shells will be topic of garden club
Peggy Williamson of the Sarasota Shell Club will
discuss shells at a meeting of the Anna Maria Garden
Club at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, at Roser Memorial
Community Church, 519 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City.
A club spokeswoman stressed that "snowbirds"
will be welcome at this and future meetings. Details
may be obtained at 778-0256.

Longboat chamber awards Friday
The 42nd annual meeting and awards breakfast of
the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce will be Fri-
day, Jan. 12, at the Harbourside dining room of the
Longboat Key Club.
Awards to be presented include Ambassador of the
Year, Eager Beaver, Chairman's Award and Chamber
Member of the Year. The 2001 directors and officers
will be introduced.
Reservations for the 7:30 a.m. $15 breakfast event
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The bridegroom is the what the rest of the Island was doing while they were
son of Mr. and Mrs. getting married in Port Antonio, Jamaica. She is a
Robert Finfrock of sales associate with SunCoast Real Estate in Holmes
Winter Park. Beach and the bridegroom is a property appraiser.


Obituaries


Gerald Ray Bigger
Gerald Ray Bigger, 83, of Holmes Beach, died Jan.
4.
Born in Kansas City, Kan., Mr. Bigger came to
Manatee County from Dallas in 1985. He was a com-
puter analyst at Mobil Oil Co., Dallas, for 37 years. He
served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was
a member of the Masonic Lodge in Kansas City. He
was Methodist.
Services were Jan. 8. Memorial contributions may
be made to Bishop Animal Shelter, SPCA of Manatee
County Inc., 5718 21st Ave. W., Bradenton FL 34209.
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island Chapel, was in
charge of arrangements.
He is survived by daughters Sharon K. Harlow of
Atlanta and Vicki McCandless of Dallas; three grand-
children; and two great-grandchildren.

Robert Norman Hinds
Robert Norman Hinds, 23, Holmes Beach, died
Jan. 6.
Mr. Hinds was born in Raleigh, N.C., and moved
to Anna Maria Island from there. He attended Anna
Maria Elementary School,
.' King Middle School and
Manatee High School. He
was a freelance computer
i technician.
SServices will be held
at 10 a.m. Jan. 13 at St. Ber-
nard Catholic Church, 248
S. Harbor Drive, Holmes
Beach. Memorial contribu-
Hinds tions may be made to the
Robert Howard Hinds edu-
cation fund, P.O. Box 32, Anna Maria FL 34216.
Hinds is survived by son Robert Howard Hinds;
two sisters, Tonya Hinds and Amy Waldron; and par-
ents Robert T. Hinds and Brenda J. Craspe.


Diane F. Moppert
Diane F. Moppert, 70, of Anna Maria and Fairfield
Glade, Tenn., died Dec. 17.
Born in Fort Wayne, Ind., Mrs. Moppert was a tax
processor for H&R Block. She attended Duke Univer-
sity. She was a past member of Fort Wayne Limberlost


Girl Scout Council, Indiana Law Wives and the Satur-
day Club. She was a member of Fairfield Glade Com-
munity Church.
Services were Dec. 23 at Fairfield Glade Commu-
nity Church. Memorial contributions may be made to
the church, P.O. Box 542, Crossville TN 38557.
Bilbrey Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by husband Edward Moppert;
daughter Lori Keipper of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; sons
Phillip of St. Louis and Fletcher of Fort Wayne; brother
H. Patterson Fletcher of Anna Maria; sister Marcia
Hardy of Lake Lure, N.C.; and eight grandchildren.

Charleen Nelson
Charleen Nelson, 73, of Bradenton, died Jan. 3.
Born in Decatur, Ind., Mrs. Nelson came to Mana-
tee County from Hamilton County, Ohio, in 1981. She
was an office manager at the University of Miami. She
was a member of the Moose Lodge, Bradenton Beach.
Services were Jan. 6. Memorial contributions may
be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 1040
Woodcock Road, Ste. 119, Orlando FL 32803.
She is survived by daughter Cathy Hild of
Summerville, Ohio; son Jon Nelson of Rock Hill, S.C.;
sisters Sue Shackley, Karen Miller and Sheryl Morton,
all of Decatur; and brothers Robert Shackley of
Manassas, Va., and Daniel Shackley of Greensboro,
S.C.

James G. 'The Greek' Theodore
James G. "The Greek" Theodore, 72, of Holmes
Beach, died Jan. 3.
Born in Greensburg, Pa., Mr. Theodore came to
Manatee County from Skokie, Ill., in 1975. He was
manager of Bortell's of Anna Maria. He served in the
U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a former
member of the American Legion. He was Greek Ortho-
dox.
Services were Jan. 8. Memorial contributions may
be made to Steve Anderson, NFD, Paralyzed Veterans
of America USDVARO, P.O. Box 1437, St. Petersburg
FL 33731-9968. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island
Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by daughters Michel Halden of
Modesto, Calif., Nicolette Moad of Hometown, Ill.,
and Mary Lewis of Morton Grove, Ill.; sister Georgia
Van Kampen of Oak Park, Ill.; and three grandchildren.


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It's time for students to write a play


By Diana Bogan
Islander Correspondent
It's time! It's time for creative young minds to
stretch the boundaries of their imaginations and write
a play for the Florida Studio Theatre's Young Play-
wrights Festival.
To help get the creative juices flowing, members
of Florida Studio's Playmakers troupe visited Anna
Maria Elementary School last week.
The Playmakers performed several plays written
by other elementary school students for the play-


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students at Anna Maria Elementary School could let
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doesn't let being different from her two-legged peers
get her down, and in "Scared Caterpillar," the main
character learns to overcome fear and become what he
was meant to be, a butterfly.
The most anticipated play for Anna Maria students,
however, was the performance of "The Missing
Glasses" by Amanda Nelson and Rachel Sawmiller,
who both graduated from Anna Maria Elementary
School last year. Their play is a humorous look at an
absent-minded teacher.
In addition to showing students what their peers
have written, the Playmakers worked with the raw, cre-
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flict and dialogue.
Now it's time for the young writers to take the in-
gredients and put together a short play of their own.
The Young Playwrights Festival receives 5,000
plays from students in kindergarten through sixth grade
each year. The actors read all of the plays and packets
are made available for the public to read and evaluate.
"The winners are not necessarily the best plays, but
ones that offer a good representation of the entries,"
said Playmaker Adam Ratner. "We've had plays writ-
ten about the creation of time and love, the meaning of
art and chairs that bite bottoms!"
The deadline for this year's festival is April 1. The
festival is open to anyone in Manatee and Sarasota
counties in grades K-12.
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'Bees in Honey Drown' opening at Players Theater


The Island Players will bring "Bees in Honey
Drown" to its theater in a winter presentation with
six artists playing multiple characters.
The play will open Jan. 19 and run through
Feb. 4 at the theater, corner of Gulf Drive and Pine
Avenue in Anna Maria City. Curtain times are 8
p.m. except for three Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.
There are no performances Mondays.
In this beguiling drama by Douglas Carter
Beane, Evan Wyler is savoring the acclaim
earned by his first novel when he finds or is
found by Alexa Vere-de-Vere. They agree he



The Missing Glasses
By Rachel Sawmiller and Amanda Nelson
Anna Maria Elementary School Alumnae
Characters: Rachel, Amanda, Amy, Teacher and other
classmates
Setting: A classroom

Teacher: Where are my glasses?
Amy: Around your ne...
Teacher: No Talking!!!!!
Amanda: Miss Kinnan, why not check around
your desk?
Teacher: (Checking around her desk) No,
They're not here!
Amy: But they're around your ne...
Teacher: I TOLD YOU, NO TALKING!!!!
Amanda: Miss Kinnan, you might try checking
by your overhead.
Teacher: (Checking by her overhead) Class, I
SAID NO TALKING!
Amy: (Extremely frustrated) But Miss
Kinnan....your glasses are around your nec....
Teacher: Children, for the final time...no talk-
ing, and my glasses are not here.
Rachel: Miss Kinnan, (she says raising her hand) They
are around your neck!
Teacher: Oh Yes! (Flustered) Thank you! I've
been asking you all. You children should listen more
and talk less!
Amy. Amanda: (Sigh) But we tried to tell you!
Teacher: No Talking! Now back to work. Now
where did I put my overhead pen?
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should put her life into a screenplay. "Spend time
with me," she tells him, "and you'll learn all you
need to know."
But just as he is beginning to think he knows all
about her and is becoming revved up over their future
together, she springs a surprise.
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Amber and also takes four other roles, while David
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Anne Fasulo is stage manager, Jeffrey Salzberg
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Tickets at $12 may be purchased by calling
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Playwrights Festival

guidelines: you, too,

can write a play
Once again it's time for The Young Play-
wrights Festival competition. Each entry will
receive a certificate of achievement. Approxi-
mately 100 plays receive an honorable mention
and a select group are performed by the Florida
Studio Theatre. Writers can submit as many
plays as they wish as long as they follow the
guidelines below.

1. The contest is open to all students in kin-
dergarten through 12th grade.
2. Plays should be one to five pages in
length.
3. There is no restriction on style, subject
or form.
4. Collaborations are permitted.
5. Scripts must be typed or printed and
stapled together or bound.
6. Scripts must have a cover page includ-
ing: date of submission, title of play, name,
home address and phone, school address, grade
level and teacher, and date of birth.
7. Submit a copy of the original play by
April 1, 2001.
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School
Diana Bogan

Anna Maria

Elementary School

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Monday, Jan. 15
Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
Tuesday, Jan. 16
Breakfast: Pancakes with Syrup, Yogurt,
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S Lunch: Scalloped Potatoes with Ham or
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SChicken Patty on a Bun, Green Beans, Fresh
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Friday, Jan. 19
* Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Yogurt, Cereal,
Juice
Lunch: Barbecue Rib on a Bun or Tuna
S Sandwich, Corn, Juice Bar, Juice
Milk is served with every meal.
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Manatee County Fair preparations under way


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Preparations are becoming hectic at the Manatee
County Fairgrounds for the 85th annual fair, Jan. 18-
27, with a full program of food, entertainment, fish-
ing clinics, competition and music.
Admission will be free from 5 to 6 p.m. opening
day, with regular admission $5 for adults, $2 for chil-
dren. After opening night, the fair will run daily from


10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Teen Night will be Jan. 19, Senior
Days Jan. 22 and 25.
Livestock competition will feature dairy stock and
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There will be music throughout the fair, with the
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Glorious Italy
Take a historical totr of Italy with Donna Barth, who served
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Streetlife


Island police reports
By Ann McGrath
Islander Reporter

Anna Maria City
No reports filed.

Bradenton Beach
No reports available.

Holmes Beach
Dec. 31, 6400 block of Flotilla Drive, theft. A man
reported that a laptop computer with accessories were
stolen from his apartment. The value of the items ex-
ceeds $4,000.
Jan. 1, 400 block of 62nd Street, civil. A man re-
ported an incident he believes may be a case of exploi-
tation of the elderly. He said an employee of a realty
company placed his elderly mother in a disheveled ef-
ficiency apartment that had lawn furniture piled in the
middle of the room, a window air conditioner in front
of the door, and.no heat or lights. He said there was a
space heater, but nowhere to plug it in.
The elderly woman was quoted a monthly rate of
$800. Her residence was rented for $1,200 per month.
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company's answering machine so she contacted her
son who took her to the residence she owns. Her resi-
dence had heat and lights and in fact was not being
rented by others.
Jan. 1, 500 block of 56th Street, animal bite. A two-
year-old girl was bitten on the face by a dog which was
tied to a tree.
Jan. 2, 600 block of Manatee Avenue, battery. An
officer saw what looked like a disturbance at the inter-
section of East Bay and Gulf drives. Then the officer
saw a man walking along Manatee Avenue as a car
drove east. A New Jersey man said he was beaten up
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bleeding lips. One had a swollen-closed eye, and the
other had a bleeding knuckle. The interior of the car
was also damaged during the struggle, which occurred
between the intersections of Gulf Drive and Manatee
Avenue and East Bay Drive and Manatee Avenue. The
New Jersey man said he accepted a ride after leaving
Bortell's Lounge. Neither of the victims filed charges.
Jan. 3, 500 block of 58th Street, harassing. A
woman requested that police issue an arrest warrant for
her former roommate, who left a threatening message
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Jan. 4, 5300 block of Holmes Boulevard, theft. A
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Kosfeld paces
Pacers to victory
MacKenzie Kosfeld played tough defense and
scored four points Jan. 4 as the Island Family
Physician's Pacers basketball team topped the Dr.
Danziger Allergy & Sinus Wizards in a squeaker.
Kosfeld held the typically high-scoring Wizards in
check in the Pacers' 6-5 win by taking the ball away or
tying it up until her team got possession.
Chandler Hardy and Joey Hutchinson led the Wiz-
ards with three and two points, respectively, in a game
for players age 5-7 at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center.
The Pacers' Blake Wilson got the ball rolling when
he scored from underneath the basket.
However, Hardy and Hutchinson put the Wiz-
ards ahead 3-2 when Hardy made the front end of
two foul shots and Hutchinson grabbed the rebound
on the missed second foul shot, banked the ball off


the glass and scored.
The Pacers played good defense, but turned the ball
over too often as the twin towers of Hardy and
Hutchinson stole ball after ball.
The Wizards' Sarah Howard and Hardy nearly
teamed up for a score at the end of the first half.
Howard stole the ball, dribbled to half court and dished
it off to Hardy, who put the ball up in desperation as the
buzzer sounded only to have it clank off the rim.
In the first half, the two teams looked like FSU and
Oklahoma in the national championship game where the
two teams marched up and down the playing field but
couldn't score. Wizards 3-2 at the half.
The third period started with a basket from the
Pacers' Logan Cliburn to put his team ahead 4-3.
Hardy put the Wizards back on top in the see-saw
game on a basket with 7:17 left in the game.
But Kosfeld answered after taking a pass from
Wilson and banking one in for the final 6-5 score.
In the second game Jan. 4, Carmine Galati and
Garrett Waiters combined for 10 points and played
solid defense in Galati Marine's 22-6 win over Anna
Maria Island Spirit in Division III play for ages 8-9.
James Lang of the Spirit started the scoring with a
bomb from outside the foul lane, but Galati answered
with a shot off the glass for two.
Waiters scored with a shot from the foul line and
PLEASE SEE SPORTS RAP, NEXT PAGE


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Sports rap
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Jordan Sebastiano scored from under-
neath the basket to give Galati Marine a
6-2 lead, one they never relinquished.
Waiters had six points on the night,
Galati, Celia Ware, and Sebastiano had
four apiece and Kevin Callahan and
Jaydee Jackson each had a basket.
Lang scored four for the Spirit and
teammate Brooke Fitzgerald had two.
In the late game Jan. 4, A-Paradise
Realty nipped Island Discount Tackle
49-46 on the strength of Chase Parker's
S28 points, including a pair of three-point
baskets from downtown.
Others who scored for A-Paradise
included Evan Hunt with five, Whitney
Price, Josh Wimberly and Stephen
Faillace with four points each and Aaron
Clark with one basket.
Island Discount's Sean Pittman kept
his team in the game by scoring 24
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four and Brad Milks two.
Wireless Junction was led by Sam
Lott and Michael Wallen, who each
scored eight points. Sarah Claussen,
Bryan Felipe and Zach Schield had two
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In Division II for players age 10-11,
Publix Supermarket topped Jessie's Is-
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Matt McDonough scored 13 for
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For Jessie's, Ethan Struber and
Connor Bystrom had six points each and
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Mooney High School team from
Sarasota to a 3-1 record in the Christmas
contest.
Twelve teams, 11 from Florida and
one from Kentucky, played in the event
as Mooney beat Sarasota Christian,
Sarasota High and defending champion
Manatee High while losing to
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In his first game after the Christmas
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Mooney (8-6) depended on Ciarleglio
who scored 28 points 20 in the second
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two foul shots with eight seconds left in
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In a Jan. 6 tilt against nationally-
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including 11 in the fourth quarter to
carry Mooney to a 62-50 win.
That pushed the team's record to 9-
6 with Ciarleglio averaging 20 points,
eight rebounds and six assists a game.

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day, Jan. 21, at the Center's Little League field. Play-
ers age 5-7 tryout from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., ages
8 and 9 are set for 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., ages 10-12
from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and those players age 13
to 18 go from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
A second tryout is scheduled to be held Sunday,
Jan. 21, with the age groups trying out at the same
times as the Jan. 14 schedule.
Registration fee is $65 for juniors, age 13 to 18,
and $50 for the first child and $40 for the second, age
5-12. The cost covers insurance and uniforms, which
come complete with shirt, cap, pants and socks. The
fees also help pay umpires. Scholarships are available
and no child will be turned away for lack of funds.
All games for the 2001 season will be played at the
Center's Little League field.
A parent or legal guardian must show a current
driver's license and an original or state-certified copy of
the child's birth certificate. This also applies to returning
players. It's also helpful to bring an insurance card.
For more information, call player/agent Nichole
Pelkey at 778-9637, or the Little League phone num-
ber at 778-0743.

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Winners in the Jan. 6 horseshoe games were Jack
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Puryear, both of Anna Maria.
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Anna Maria and Art Kingstad of Holmes Beach. Run-
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Premier League (age 14-16)
Island Real Estate 4-1
Sign of the Mermaid 4-1
Police Athletic League 1-4
Anna Maria Glass&Screen 1-4

Division I (age 12-13)
Econo Lodge 4-2
Wireless Junction 4-3
A-Paradise Realty 4-3
Island Discount Tackle 1-5

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Bryant's Recycled Treasures 6-1
Air & Energy 4-3
Darcie Duncan.Com.Sharks 3-3
Publix Supermarkets 2-4
Jessie's Island Store 1-5

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Anna Maria Island Spirit 3-3
Larry Pearson A.C. 3-3
Galati Marine 1-5

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Community Center

basketball schedule
Instructional League age 5-7
Jan. 11 Island Sun vs. Island Physicians 6 p.m.
Jan. 13 Island Sun vs. Dr. Danziger noon
Physicians vs. A.M. Oyster Bar 1 p.m.
Jan. 15 Oyster Bar vs. Dr. Danziger 6 p.m.
Jan. 16 1st National Bank vs. Physicians p.m.


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Jan. 12 Island Spirit vs. Marco Polo's
Jan. 13 Island Spirit vs. Galati
Pearson vs. Marco Polo's

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Political gimmickry; killer shrimp from Florida attack!


The upcoming Anna Maria election has prompted
thoughts of political gimmickry. Who will do the most
outrageous thing in the city in the next few weeks?
Politics and gimmicks go hand in hand. What
would a good political campaign be without silly straw
hats, multi-colored balloons, baby shaking and hand
kissing? Uh, maybe I got the order wrong there.
One of the best political gimmicks took place in 1970,
when Lawton Chiles set out from Century, Fla., on his
walk down the state. "Walkin' Lawton" was elected to the
U.S. Senate after his epic journey and set the standard for
how the common man can make a difference.
Another great gimmick in politics is Sen. Bob
t Graham's work days. In 1974, Graham decided to pe-
riodically spend a day working out among the people,
listening to their problems and hearing their thoughts
about issues that matter to them.
Graham is spending his 365th work day this week as
a flight attendant and baggage handler. He started the prac-
tice in a Jacksonville high school, teaching senior students
civics something he knows a little bit about.
"All have been profound, and profoundly different,
experiences," Graham said of his work days in a col-
umn the other day. "In each, you have shared not only
your jobs, but your dreams, your stories, your wisdom
and your challenges.
"Thank you for protecting me from Potomac Fever
a disease that sets in when a member of Congress
forgets where he or she is from and whom he works for.
Often, while working on legislative issues, I will be
reminded of workday acquaintances, like the seniors I
- met while working as a pharmacist who told me they
were desperate for prescription drug insurance.
"Or maybe Congress is discussing the minimum
wage, and I remember 'working' as an unemployed per-
son, taking any job I could find and living on $15 a day."
Graham was in the news last year as a possible vice
presidential choice for Al Gore. I had to smile when I
saw an article that said there were some who were fear-
ful of Graham's compulsive practice of scribbling
down the minutia of his days in little notebooks he buys
by the case from Eckerd. Anybody who writes every-
thing down must be a little wacky, several people
quoted in the article said, and it gave the appearance
that Graham was slightly off-balance or worse.
He puts everything in those notebooks the time
a flight takes off, the names of people he meets, their
concerns and problems. I had always figured the note-
books were another political gimmick, providing the
great unwashed with the illusion that Graham cares
about what they say or what they want.
Wrong. I have a friend who met Graham years ago
and told him something or other about a problem he had
with something or other. A few weeks later he got a let-


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problem. I later heard that he has a few staff members who
don't do anything but collect his little notebooks and pore
through them to solve any of the issues presented.
Let's hear it for gimmicks that work.

More politics
Just when I thought I'd heard everything along
comes the Banished Word List.
Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie,
Mich., compiles an annual list of the words we don't
want to ever hear again. Last year's winner: chad.
"We've heard it 12 times an hour on the news.
'Chad' has gotta go," one wordsmith said.
Another banished phrase is President-elect George
W. Bush's "fuzzy math." In the sports world, "shaken
up" was the leader.
"As if athletes were martinis," was the comment.
Other highlights on the list:
"Dude."
"Diva."
"Have a good one."
"One of the only."
"Begs the question."
So here we go: "Dude, the fact that Katherine Harris
has gotta be the diva of chad begs the question. In the elec-
tion, she had to be one of the only to have a good one while
not being shaken up by the fuzzy math recount."

Not-so-stupid pet tricks
If you think your dog is so smart, let's see him or
her herd some trout.
The owners of the Beaverkill Trout Hatchery in
Tumwood, N.Y., have trained their two female Labrador
retrievers to herd trout in the hatchery's 250-acre ponds.
"They are doing what they love, which is to swim
and herd and retrieve," the fishery owner says. "And
they are cutting our work time in half."
The mutts herd the fish into long nets. The hatch-
ery crews then grade the fish by size and sell them to
stock rivers and ponds.
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Shrimp trivia
Florida made the national news again last week,
not for our election, but for a couple of our shrimp.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium in San Francisco
took delivery of a bunch of display rocks last year for
an aquarium exhibit. Nestled in the rocks were a pair
of mantis shrimp, which started munching away on the
barnacles, hermit crabs and snails.
"When you're working near the exhibit you can
hear the pop when they're going after the barnacles,"
one aquarium official says.
Mantis shrimp grow to 6 inches in length. They're
pretty ugly-looking critters that are seen in waters
around the Island every once in a while. They look like
Florida lobster that have been stepped on, and seem to
eat anything smaller than themselves. They're having
a feast out in San Francisco.
The aquarists were able to grab one of the critters, but
the second one is still loose. I can't help but think that
based on the publicity the aquarium is getting, the last
mantis isn't going away any time soon. Listen to this wire
service account of the shrimp's feeding frenzy:
"The normally tranquil children's section of the
Monterey Bay Aquarium has become the scene of un-
derwater carnage at the claws of a killer shrimp. Prized
sea snails, barnacles and hermit crabs have been re-
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"Woe to any crustacean smaller than the mantis
shrimp. Some have specialized smashing claws to
bludgeon small crabs and whack barnacles on the back
until they loosen their grip on a rock."
Jeez the shrimp's only 4 inches long!

Sandscript factoid
As a confirmed monolingual person, I'm hoping
someone who can handle more than one language will try
out this Internet site and let me know how well it works.
Go to www.babel.altavista.com and type in a few
hundred words in English. The program will then trans-
late what you typed into French, Spanish, German, Ital-
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those languages translated back into English.
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Fishing not bad, just too cold to get out


By Capt. David Futch
Capt. Mike Heistand of the charterboat Magic is
back on the water again and chomping at the bit to go
fishing.
Anglers seem to be taking a break from fishing
because of the cold, despite fairly decent fishing for
sheepshead, trout, mangrove snapper and grouper.
What worries most fishing guides is the detrimen-
tal effect cold has on snook.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the DeeJay 11 out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said water temps are
becoming critically cold for snook. Sheepshead have
been the fish to go after along with the occasional red-
fish, flounder, trout and mangrove snapper.
The snook, on the other hand, could be in big
trouble if the weather doesn't warm up, Zach said.
"Even though we haven't had a freeze, it's been so
cold for so long both day and night cold with
wind, the water temperature has dropped down to the
low 50s and in some places in the upper 40s," Zach
said. "Usually the toughest kind of cold snook have to
endure is when it's warm then boom, it gets real
cold, real quick. But this is going to start killing snook
if it doesn't start warming up.
"I was out yesterday and we didn't see any dead
snook, but we did see snook that were stunned. We saw
dead jacks and sand perch. Many times if the snook are
stunned they'll come back. This is one of the longest-
lived cold spells I've seen and I've lived in Florida
most of my life."
Capt. Sam Kimball on the Legend out of Annie's
said he did well on sheepshead inshore near docks and
piers last week. He said the gag grouper to 15 pounds
are still biting well when the wind lays down and he
can get offshore.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said fish-
ing isn't that bad.
"It's just cold for humans to be out on the water,"
Lowman said. "When the weather clears, it'll be a good
time to go offshore. One day we got out in 50 feet of
water and tore them up. We also caught huge Key West
grunts, ones big enough to eat.
"Trout fishing has been real good. Look for them
when the tide is incoming. They'll be in the potholes
on the flats and that's where the shrimp are working.
When the tide is going out, look for them to be on the
drop offs in the channels looking for food coming off
the flats.
"Under canal docks and boats there have been
sheepshead and mangrove snapper. There are black
drum in the canals around Palma Sola Bay.
"Anybody going by Longboat Pass might invest a
half hour and fish around the bridge pilings for man-
grove snapper. The county dropped tons of rubble
around those pilings."
Capt. Matt Bowers on the Outcast in Holmes
Beach said everyone is waiting for things to warm up,
including the fish.
"We've been fishing the ends of the canals in
Holmes Beach in my little boat and caught a dozen
snook one day on artificials" Bowers said. "These
snook are getting back in the canals looking for warm
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about 12 pounds."
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip Tide in Holmes
Beach said Sunday proved to be the best day of fish-
ing he's seen in a year.
"We were out 28 miles and we limited out on gag
grouper to 20 pounds," Denham said. "We also caught
amberjack to 25 pounds in 110 feet of water."
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier at the north end
of Anna Maria Island said sheepshead are the only
thing folks can count on.
"Everything else is stunned," Kilb said. "It will
probably be like that until the water warms up and
that's going to be awhile. Water temperature here is
about 52 degrees."
Carl Shaner at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle
said fishermen who got out said they were catching a
few sheepshead and dragging a few flounder off the
bottom.
"They said they weren't ice fishing yet, but it may
come to that," Shaner said. "This sheepshead fishing is
going to continue until we get a warming trend."
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caught gag grouper and mangrove snapper. They said
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Capt Steve Salgado on the Compleat Angler said
he's only been out one day since the cold fronts started.
"Redfish, sheepshead and trout are about it. Not
much happened the last few days," Salgado said.
"Can't get offshore until the wind lays and the people
don't want to go when it's this cold."
Capt. Roy Salgado on the Grand Slam said he
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caught 21 grouper.
"A 16-year-old girl caught one 34 inches," Capt.
Roy said. "They bit on live and dead bait and we were
out five miles. We caught a few bonita."
Capt. Thorn Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
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and caught plenty of sheepshead.
"We did real good earlier in the week with redfish,
sheepshead and mangrove snapper," Smith said. "With
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canal and from the living room views of the bay. This home
offers the buyer a new kitchen, new tiled floors and long last-
ing brand new metal roof. The large lot allows for a screened
pool or additional rooms. Don't miss this great opportunity to
have the best of both worlds having canal access and bay
views all in one property. $389,900.


SIX TROPITONE deck chairs. Good condition, white
with blue accents. $7 each. 778-3204.



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

YOGA AND MEDITATION classes with Harmony Feldman
begin Januaryy 22. Anna Maria Art League. Daytime and
evenings. Pre-registration required. 921-0074.



ROSER GUILD THRIFT SHOP open Tuesday,
Thursday, Fridays, 9:30-2pm; Saturdays 9-noon.
Always sales rack. 911 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.

GARAGE SALE Saturday, Jan. 13, 9am-noon. Bike,
tools, Hobie beach wheels and parts, Jeep tires
(P215/75R15), wind surfer. 723 Holly, Anna Maria.

MULTI-FAMILY SALE. Saturday, Jan. 13, 9am-noon.
Household, toys, collectibles and more. 110 3rd St. S.

ESTATE SALE. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 12 and
13. Furniture, electronics, refrigerator, washer/dryer,
tools, art, kitchenware, computers. Everything must
go! 314 Magnolia, Anna Maria.

GARAGE SALE, Saturday, Jan. 13, 8am. 609
Dundee Lane, Holmes Beach.

GARAGE SALE, Saturday, Jan. 13, 9am-2pm. 218
Oak 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.


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


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HOLMES BEACH WEST OF GULF DRIVE new
3BR/2.5BA townhome ready for immediate posses-
sion. Steps to the Gulf of Mexico, shopping and mari-
nas. Open floor plan, carpet and ceramic tile floors, all
appliances including washer & dryer, two screened
lanais, separate dining and utility rooms, double garage
plus storage, maintenance free exterior. Priced at
$330,000. Carol Williams 744-0700 eves.


SOUTH BEACH VILLAGE. Coming soon, nine spa-
cious 3BR/2.5BA townhomes to be completed in the
summer of 2001. Pre-cast concrete construction,
heated pool and spa, volleyball court, double garage
and storage, all appliances. Short walk to beach and
shopping. Private pool optional on some units. Priced
from $332,900 to $354,900. Pre-construction discount
of $10,000 offered at this time. Call Carol Williams for
floor plans and details, 744-0700 eves.


REALTORS


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


FREE CAT: very loving, declawed, neutered, black
with white markings. Call 778-5274.



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

1996 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE GS. Black, sharp and
clean. Auto, CD, sunroof, PW/PL, 98K highway
miles. $6,900, 778-8608.



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.

OFFSHORE AND BAY fishing, nature and special
charters aboard Zulu MaMa. Contact Captain Paul at
778-3013.

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

MORGAN 34', BRONZE, hydraulic centerboard.
27hp, new universal diesel installed June 2000. Ex-
cellent condition 39,000. 778-2464 or work 792-5207.



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

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


/ NEW YEAR!

NEW HOME!

M A R T I N I Q U E
1: r GULFFRONT CONDO!
Fifth floor beauty with
." ,. new carpet, tile and wall
1 ..* "-" coverings. Great pan-
oramic water views! $359,900. Call Jane Grossman
778-2246.
COQUINA MOORINGS
S, Spacious 3BR/2BA turn-
m'".' Ikey furnished unit with
i fabulous views of Gulf
and bay. Pool and deep
water dock, steps to beach. $365,000. Call Dave
Moynihan 778-2246 or 778-7976 eves.

S 1 SUMMER SANDS
.t S-'fS ? Turnkey furnished with
fabulous view of bay.
Heated pool, spa, cov-
ered parking, elevator. Steps to beach. $279,500.
Call Dave Moynihan 778-2246 or 778-7976 eves.


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


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HELPWBTIED Conti nu iSRIoi ue IE S Cnne


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, of-
fice. Also opening for a cabinet builder. Must have
knowledge or willingness to learn. Island Lumber and
Hardware, 778-3082.

SALES OPPORTUNITY If you are a full-time Re-
altor and didn't make $100,000 + last year, you
need to call Mike Nink, Broker. Three Island offices
to choose from. Sign on bonus, support help and
latest "tech tools." For a confidential interview call
383-5543.

HOUSE BEAUTIFUL HIRING experienced part-time
cleaner to include Saturday work. Great starting wage.
Work on Island. Call 779-9842 for appointment.

HOUSEKEEPING EXECUTIVE and front desk
clerks. Call 779-0010 or apply in person at
Tradewinds, 1603 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach.

HURRICANE HANK'S. Cooks, kitchen help. All
shifts. 5346 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach. 778-5788.


CARE FOR YOU. The ultimate in companions and
homemakers. Reasonable- Insured. (941) 518-6944.


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



SSimply the Best









Rochelle Marianne Lisa Sally
Largest and best selection of
rentals on Anna Maria Island!
Mike 778-6696
Norman 1-800-367-1617
Realty inc. Ho s 3101 Gulf Drive
R fy inc. mHolmes Beach, FL 34217
www.mikenormanrealty.com


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



One of the biggest names
in mortgages is right in
your own backyard.
tO 01 u'c iihL o stn d1vsc y b riety
of products oft'red by(4 ho one f the
nation's top mj mortgage lenders.
Plus, the knowledge of loan
officers like Ron Hayes who
arc f uniliar with and dedicated
to you, local community..
So, wvh.atevecr your mortgage RON IAYES
needs fixed rare, adjustable rate, jumbo, govern-
ment, call Ron _& for a free consul action at
(941) 761-9808 (24 hours) or (800) 559-8025.

|CHASE M
Monhotton Mortgoge Corpootion


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

PRESSURE WASHING, deck cleaning and staining,
pool deck cleaning and repaint, epoxy pebble stone
cleaning and sealing. Thirty-five years experience.
761-1681.

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.

HOUSE CLEANING SERVICE. Reliable, experi-
enced and flexible. References available. Cindy
Mora, 761-2241.

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

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

MR. BILL'S HOME REPAIR/maintenance service.
Over 30 years experience, self-employed in
construction trades. "I'm handy to have around."
778-1022.

NEED COMPUTER HELP? Internet instruction,
website design? Have sofware/hardware
problems? Don't know what to buy? Call Ryan,
794-6361, Low rates.


RENTALS
Annual / Seasonal / Monthly / Weekly

VACATION RENTAL


Enjoy the gorgeous view of the Intracoastal
waterway and relax in the beautiful heated pool.
Call Gayle Schulz for details, 778-0770.

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


THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER IS NOW THE ISLANDER!


Wedebrock Real EState Company


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



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HOTLINE CALL 1-888-217-9233 FREE REPORTS


I low to avoid 7 costly mistakes
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37 tips to increase the value of your
home and ensure a sale. Ext. #92022


OPENING DOORS TO MANATEE COUNTY


DRAMATIC CONTEMPORARY HOME on
Anna Maria Island. Captivating Gulfview from
this custom-designed home by renowned archi-
tect Gene Leedy. Just steps to white sandy
beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. $999,000.
Sandy Drapala 749-5797 or Kathy Marcinko
252-1618. 44232
WATERFRONT
ELEGANT MANATEE RIVER ESTATE. 8,724
sq.ft. of exquisite luxury with Mediterranean ap-
peal. Manicured lawns and garden descend to
river and dock. $1,750,000. Don Lewis 746-
3200.45683
BOATERS PARADISE. Spotless 3BR home
on deep sailboat water with exceptional view.
51 ft. dock can accommodate three boats and
has two electrical lifts. Sparkling heated pool.
$349,900. Sandy Drapala 749-5797 or Kathy
Marcinko 252-1618. 71059


THE VIEWS LOOKING towards Sarasota are
breathtaking. Elegant homes in guarded com-
munity on Sarasota Bay. Enjoy the security,
solitude and beauty of Tidy Island. Excellent
value. Priced from $189,900. Bob and Penny
Hall 749-5981. 40998

MAINLAND
THIS ELEGANT RESIDENCE is unique.
Loaded with charm, character on almost an
acre of land. Totally updated and in excellent
condition. Private pool. $729,900. Janet Orr
792-7363. 72038
BUILD YOUR MEMORIES in this new house.
Modern amenities are featured in this 3BR
plus den home. Immense master bath and
closet. Cul-de-sac location. $179,900. Joanne
Jenkins 795-3838. 71906


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TAXI ON THE ISLAND, for the island. Anywhere in
two counties. $1.50 to get in, $1.50 per mile. Cheer-
ful, clean service 7am-3am, seven days, including
holidays. Island Transportation, 737-0336.

RESIDENTIAL CLEANING SERVICE. Thorough,
experienced, excellent references. Weekly or
bi-weekly. Call Laurie at 795-1225. Please leave
message.

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



FRESH MULLET SALE

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AFFORDABLE ISLAND LIVING
This cute 1BR villa is centrally located in Holmes
Beach close to tennis courts, boat ramp and shopping.
This unit has covered parking and "low" maintenance
fees. Priced at just $92,000 makes this the Islands
Best Buy! Call Claire Tort today for your personal
showing. 941 720-0363.










BE YOUR OWN BOSS
Don't miss this great opportunity to be your own boss in
the heart of Anna Maria City. This newly established
business has unlimited potential for the right buyer. Per-
fect location for combination sandwich shop/catering
business. Plenty of space available for expansion for ad-
ditional seating. The sky's the limit! Call today for details.


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778-0455
9906 Gulf Drive .,' .. -
Visit our website at www.greenreal.com


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

CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE
Residential/commercial, full-service maintenance,
landscaping installation, clean-ups, tree trimming,
ponds, native plants, butterfly gardens. Excellent ref-
erences. 778-5294.

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



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Your Guide to Gulf Coast Living
If waterfront and "island-style"
living appeal to you, talk with
Sylvia Marnic today. Originally
from Britain, Sylvia is a Realtor-
Associate with Michael Saunders &
Company. She can help you make


your dream a reality with her unsurpassed dedication
and knowledge of the area.
Find out abour:
Property values and current market information
Call: 941 920-1562


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


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

THE BEST NEWS IN TOWN and the best results
from classified ads and service advertising!

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727 Holly
Canalfront lot in Anna Maria for sale by
owner/associate. $275,000. Call 778-2469.

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


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EXCELLENT INVESTMENT. Afford-
able Cullffront complex with excellent
rental history. Quiet location. cu.nitort-
:ble turnnkey furmshed. Ideal investment
for all beginning or seasoned investors.
$135,000. IB70990.
AFFORDABLE ISLAND LIVING
Gulfview from lanai, .a heated pool, club-
house, private fishing pier, bayside deck
iand LdededI access to the Gulf just add to
this 21B R/I BA condo in well-maintained
Island condo. S 125,000. 1B72019.


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


Top Sales Agent for December Denise Langlois
Top Listing Agent for December Carol Heinze

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


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design. Spacious living room and dining plus cozy
Florida room and 19 by 24 ft. deck and 12 by 12 ft.
patio both surrounded by lovely tropical foliage. A few
steps to public tennis courts and a few more to beau-
tiful beach! ONLY $229,900 and turnkey furnished!










ONLY 500 FT. TO BEACH! A lovely two bedroom
features a greatroom design plus charming one bedroom
apartment for guests, third bedroom or rental. Lovely
screened porch plus open patio and a second detached
garage. Situated on a beautiful shaded 95 by 131 ft. lot
on quaint Gulfside street and choice Gulf beach only steps
away. Offered at $575,000. Call today!




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FRANKLIN FR EAL | 13 BROKER
"We ARE the Island."
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For any real estate needs,
I am ready and eager
to serve you. Call me at
Mike Norman Realty
778-6696




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3BR/2BA C.-nished home on sailboat water with di-
rect access to Tampa Bay. Split plan, O-vo-car garage,
caged pool, nicely landscaped. $ 419,900.
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1 BR/1BA turnkey furnished villa with your own private
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2BR/2BA Gulffront turnkey furnished condo.
Gorgeous Gulf view, beautiful beach, heated pool,
excellent rental income. $475,000.
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4BR/4BA turnkey furnished beach house west of
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great rental. $589,000.


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ATTENTION PROPERTY OWNERS
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ISLAND CONDO in North Beach
Village. Spacious 3BR townhouse near
pool with new carpeting,screened lanai
overlooking tropical trees. Furnishings
included. Two-car garage. $269,000.

WATERFRONT HOMES:

2306 Canasta Dr........... $895,000
631 Foxworth Lane ....... $889,000
527 72nd Street............ $625,000
524 Key Royale Dr........ $449,000
520 72nd Street........... $419,000
617 Emerald Lane ......... $339,900
5800 Flotilla Dr............. $329,000
203 55th Street............ $309,000

WATERFRONT
AND ISLAND CONDOS:


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Richard Freeman North Beach Village.. NEW$269,000
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Alan Galletto
Broker/Salesperson


Waters Edge Condo ....... $249,000

ISLAND HOMES:

3706 Gulf Drive ............ $349,000
4002 6th Avenue .......... $369,000
2101 Avenue B.................. $229,500
311 66th Street.... NEW $229,500

VACANT LOTS:

5208 Riveiview Blvd ......... $1,999,999
3104 Avenue F .............. $575,000
110 Mangrove REDUCED $239,000


Tom Nelson
Realtor 305 Clark Drive............... $149,0003
4006 6th Ave .... #1-4 each $149,000
I 404 Magnolia Avenue......... $125,000

L ^ J DUPLEXES/TRIPLEXES
l MULTI FAMILY PROPERTIES:


Nick Patsios
Broker/Salesperson


Bill Jones
Broker/Salesperson


101 25th Street .............. $599,000
313 62nd Street............ $219,900

MAINLAND:

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

PERICO ISLAND & BAY CLUB:

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

COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES

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




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Check our references:
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Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
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Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
--' I Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
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Drywall Ceiling Repair
Custom Wall Finishing Interior/Exterior
25 Yrs Experience Cell 650-7871 Eves 778-9506


STEUE fiLLE
FLOOR COUERIIGS
A wide range of carpet, ceramic tile and vinyl for
all your flooring needs. Shop at home from our
mobile showroom. Islander owned and operated.
Residential Commercial Licensed Insured
Call for a free estimate 383-5381 or 506-3297


A TO Z INTERIOR FINISHING
Painting I Kenny Smith
Custom Finishes John Kreiter
Texturing 941-792-4761
Trim Installation P 941-730-6422
Door Hanging .t Free Estimates
Cabinet Installation 50-Years Total
Ceramic Tiling Experience
Light Remodeling State Registered
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SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $27 a yard. Haul-
ing: all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free esti-
mates. Call Larry at 779-1529.

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


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

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

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

INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. 34-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at
778-1730.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TILE TILE TILE. All variations of ceramic tile sup-
plied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt,
reliable, many Island references. Call Neil, 726-3077.


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

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

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


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

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

BAYFRONT COTTAGE in Bradenton Beach. 2BR/
1BA 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.

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.

MARINER'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, since story, available Novem-
ber-May, no smoking, pontoon boat available.
$3,500/month. Call (863)683-4703 or (863)688-9281.

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

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





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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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

VACATION RENTAL in Bradenton Beach. 2BR/
1.5BA. One block to beach, turnkey. Available Janu-
ary 2001 .Small pets ok! 778-7098.
ANNUAL -,MTA.L 1 BR/1BA Bradenton Beach, one
block to beach/bay. Just renovated. 203 Second St.
N. #1 and #4. $625/month and $625/deposit.
(813)258-2411.

ELEGANT ITALIAN VILLA HOME 4BR/4BA, pool,
two-car garage. $2,500/month. Call 704-1490 or
383-6796.

ANNUAL STUDIO 1 BR/1 BA directly on Gulf of Mexico.
Private beach, water, sewer, garbage included. $900/
month, assurity/security required. 792-2779.

BAYFRONT DUPLEX. Seasonal 1 BR/1 BA quiet and
clean $1,400/month. 109 13th St. South, Bradenton
Beach. 322-2101.

2BR/1BA CORTEZ VILLAGE. Wood and Mexican
tile floors. $800 plus utilities. Annual lease. First/last/
security. No pets, non-smoking. 795-0466.


MARTINIQUE NORTH 2002. 5300 Gulf Drive, on
beach, pool, tennis, garage. 2BR/2BA, Feb. 15-April
15, 2002. $3,200 per month. 778-6786.

HOLMES BEACH CANALFRONT home. 2BR/2BA,
furnished, garage, laundry, dock, many extras. Avail-
able now. Open 2002 season. Call for $ and details.
(813) 286-9814.

ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/1BA. Ground-level duplex,
100 ft. to beach, near shopping. First and last month
rent plus security deposit. 3016 Ave. E., Holmes
Beach. 778-5341. Available 2/1/2001.

RENTAL WANTED. March and possibly April, 2BR/
2BA, condo or house, near beach. Call 778-1800,
ask for Dantia or Barry Gould.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA duplex, nicely maintained prop-
erty, storage with W/D hook-up, dishwasher. $725
per month. No pets. Call Fran Maxon Real Estate,
778-2307.

NEW HOLMES BEACH elevated 3BR/2BA home,
beautifully furnished, garage, laundry, screened
porch, short block to beach. No pets. $2,700 per
month. 778-1399.

AVAILABLE APRIL 1, 2001. 2BR/1BA, furnished utili-
ties, cable, washer/dryer, near Gulf. 778-2891.

FREE JANUARY RENT Beautiful Longboat Key, 200
ft. from beach with Gulf view, screened lanai, laun-
dry room, unfurnished. Pets welcome. One block to
Publix, near everything. 1BR/1BA, $725 per month;
2BR/2BA, $825 per month. 383-0776.

SEASONAL RENTAL, Holmes Beach. 1BR/1BA,
spacious duplex enclosed porch and carport. No
smoking/pets. Near beach, available January-April.
778-4496.

ANNUAL RENTAL. Like new 2BR/2BA, home with
family room, laundry and garage. Ground level nice
yard. 308 57th St. $1,300 month. Phone 713-3098 or
779-1801.

1BR CHARMING FURNISHED apartment on canal.
Washer/dryer. Open January/February $1,400 per
month. 779-2217.

HOLMES BEACH OFFICE/WORKSHOP zoned
commercial. No deposit, you paint. $350/month in-
cludes water, trash. Unit #1, 112 52nd St., 778-4010.

LOVELY FURNISHED 2BR/2BA half duplex, Holmes
Beach. Close to bay, beach, shops, restaurants.
$1,700/month, March, April, May 2001 or winter
2002. 778-0644.

AVAILABLE NOW 1BR, furnished with kitchenette,
ground level, handicap access. Steps to beach.
Seasonal/annual. Pets welcome. 778-2940.

ACROSS FROM BEACH, recently updated 3BR/
11BA, ground-floor house. Available January $600/
week. 750 N. Shore Drive. 778-9482.


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Residential-Commercial Interior & Exterior
Serving the Islands since 1969. 77815594 After 5 Call
Licensed and Insured 778-3468


RICK BOYCE CONSTRUCTION
From the smallest repairs to major overhaul ...
I do it all and you SAVE.
778-5075 798-0078 PAGER
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HOLMES BEACH, clean, spacious, turnkey effi-
ciency. Lanai, deck, walk to beach. January $600,
February and April $1,000. 778-5382.

1BR/1BA FURNISHED apartment. Clean, roomy,
peaceful, wooded. Annual $675/month seasonal/
$1,050/month, no pets. 778-1086.

ANNUAL RENTAL new construction 3BR/2BA unit
with pool close to the beach plus much more. Jeff
Kenrick, Marina Pointe Realty, 778-5478.


ISLAND ALTERNATIVES. Save big and no,
flood zones, 6-year-old home, like brand new. 3BR/
2BA, two-car garage, $124,000 ground-floor villa,
2,100 sg. ft. 3BR/2Ba. two-car garage $145,000.
Minutes to beach and golf courses. Fred Flis,
Realtor, 796-1090.


BEAUTIFUL CANALFRONT LOT. No bridges, 516
Kumquat. 11,350 sq.ft., $350,000, (just $31 per
sq.ft.!), by owner, email: OliverZorn@web.de, or fax:
01149-91335230.

WATERFRONT 2+BR/2BA, beautifully remodeled,
large caged pool, dock, great community on Palma
Sola Bay, minutes to ICW, two miles to beach. Must
see! $214,900. By owner, principles only, 794-2162.

NEW GULFVIEW HOME by Don Meilnek & Son
Construction. 3BR/2BA, one block to Gulf. 3019
Ave. E., Holmes Beach. $349,000. 778-3875.
www.yourcoolhouse.com.

PERICO BAY CLUB condo beautifully decorated.
2BR/2BA, ground level. Tile floors in kitchen
and baths. New appliances, gated community.
792-2529.


300 FT TO BEACH, elevated 2BR/2BA, office, en-
closed lanai, Jacuzzi/Play room, sun-deck, three-car
garage plus room to park a large boat or motor home.
All lovingly cared for by owner residents, $239,000.
Call Yvonne Higgins at Wagner Realty 720-3879.

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
Banker, 321-8323.

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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9701 Gulf Drive PO Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 54216
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NEW LISTINGS!


WON'T LAST LONG! This 2BR/2BA canalfront home offers sailboat water with
boat dock. Other features include oversized one-car garage, outdoor shower,
screened porch, open patio and plenty of room for a pool. Asking $279,900. Dial
Darcie Duncan at 779-0304!


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GREAT NORTHWEST LOCATION! 3BR/2BA family home with large kitchen/din-
ing area, family room, utility room and tile throughout. Fenced yard with room for
a pool. Circular drive, one-car garage plus 19 by 9 ft. workshop. Asking $134,900.
Dial Darcie Duncan at 779-0304!

Welcome to Perico Shores!


3B,/3BA newly built home situated on a lagoon
with calming nature views b

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m como toenjoya book by thefire-
place. Watch the herons while having breakfast.
Seller will consider a lease/option. Asking
$349,000. Dial Darcie Duncan at 779-0304!


Four single-family lagoon front lots available.
Starting at $79,000. Custom-built home
coming soon. Several plans available from our
builder. Dial Darcie Duncan at 779-0304!


WELL LOCATED DUPLEX Enjoy living near the
beach in a single family neighborhood at an afford-
able price. This unique two-story block construction
duplex offers 2BR/1BA on each floor with a delight-
ful large shaded backyard. Price of $224,000
includes new roof and repainting as well as other
interior upgrades. Ken Rickett 778-3026.






BEST BUY ON ISLAND Direct Intracoastal and
canal views from living room, kitchen and bed-
room of this new 3BR/2BA home. Boat lift, dav-
its and hurricane strength tinted windows.
$389,000. Call Lynn Hostetler 778-4800 for
showing. MLS#71225


CONTRACT PENDING



WESTBAY POINT & MOORINCO zti/2BA
updated unit with open water view, deeded
boat dock and carport. $285,000. Call Dick
Maher or Dave Jones 778-4800.





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


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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THE ISLANDER 0 JAN. 10, 2001 M PAGE 31


No. 1231


MAKING A FACE
BY ELIZABETH C. GORSKI / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ


ACROSS
1 Show bills
9Pull an all-
nighter
13" the races!"
18Gilbert &
Sullivan operetta
19 Like some cold
medicines
20 Water nymph
21 Most varicolored
22Fingerprint, say
23Links legend,
informally
24t begins "In the
Lordl take
refuge"
25 Member of
Nixon's cabinet
26Signed contracts
28 Notch
291n an odd way
31 Fine threads
32Star Wars letters
34Tribal V.I.P.'s
35 Fake
37 Writer LeShan
38Rush
40 Where "amo,
amas, amat" is
learned
41 Part of an act
43 Former head of
Nicaragua
45Rudolph
Valentino, e.g.
47 Photo_
50This may prove
one's innocence


52 Not a quick jaunt
53 Patsy Cline's
to Pieces"
55 Coventry Street
locale
56 intelligently
planned progress
59 Comic Charlotte
60 Like some
faithful friends
63 Like old jokes
67 Grandparents,
e.g.
68 Bach, Beethoven
and Brahms
69 Yodeler's perch
70Film industry
data
72 Defendant at law
74 Bring up
76 Villainous queen
in "Titus
Andronicus"
79Think about
83The Blues
Brothers sang
here: Abbr.
84 Potato chip
feature
87 Heart line
88 Stop sign feature
90 Way
92Quarters
93 Father's wear
96 Palace ruler: Var.
97 Navigated
98 Century starter?
99 Actress Sobieski
101 Datebook
102 Animation sheet
104Do well at craps
106Some doters on
babies


107 Popular citrus
drink
110 Appliance maker
111 Opening remarks
113 Mix master?
115 Critic
116 Dispose of
117 Uniform's
decoration
118 What a dummy!
119 Lip
120Links

DOWN
1 Go-between, of
sorts
2 Stops in London
3 Much-visited
Web site
4Street, in San
Juan
5Japanese
cartoons
6 Way from
Syracuse, N.Y.,
to Harrisburg, Pa.
7 Baseball figures:
Abbr.
8 Congeal
9 Rude ones
10 Actor McDowall
11 Time-off time,
maybe: Abbr.
12 Four-footed TV
star
13One way to stop
14Travelocity.com
info
15Grand time?
16 Shadowed
17 German victory
site. October
1941


19 When the ball
drops at Times
Square
22 River to Lake
Champlain
25 Maximums
27 Narrow, in a way
29 Former N.H.L.
rival
30Chows down
32 Like show horses
33 "Oh, crumb!"
34 Horror film
figure
35 Flew the coop,
old-style
36 Bottom line?
39 Beliefs
41 Fishhook
attachment
42 a kind (pair)
44 Fab Four
member
46Gen. Robt.
48 Many a golf
course hole
49 Generous slice of
the pie
511939 movie dog
53 Mint, e.g.
54Guitar master
Paul
57Talks on Sun.
58St. Columba's
locale
60 Word with mail
or rail
61 "Ah, me!"
62 t's in the back
row, right of
center
64 Stable worker
65 Future litigators'
exams: Abbr.


66 Bruce's ex
71 Beethoven's
violin piece in A,
Op. 30
73 When some
Wimbledon
matches are won
75Trickiness
771s self-
reproachful
78 Poplars


80Animal house? 91 Lingus
81 "What's Hecuba 93 Hitching posts?
to him to 94 Brothers
Hecuba": Hamlet 9 D
95 Dress down
82 Wall Street table r
heading: Abbr. 97 Fine restaurant
84 It's smallish, no-nos
dresswise 100Soloist?
85 Oklahoma city 101 Spreads
86Court addressee 102 Rustic digs
89 Airline worker 103 Pass over


105 Caesar and others
107 Like an N.B.A.
team
108 Blazer's detail
109 Work units
112 Museum founder:
Abbr.
113 Respected media
inits.
114 Spanish treasure


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