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"The Best News on Anna Maria Island"


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Volume 9, no. 10, Jan. 17, 2001 FREE


Anna Maria explores designated dog beach


By Laurie Krosney
Islalder Reporter
The City of Anna Maria is beginning to consider
having a dog beach somewhere on the waterfront.
Cindy Moller of Willow Street asked Anna Maria
city commissioners to permit dog owners to take their
pets swimming on a small beach north of the city pier
and south of Bayfront Park.
Moller pleaded for the beach, .i II, "'Dogs are
part of the earth just as we are. They get just as hot in
the summer."


She said she had received many letters inl support
of the idea, and she feeIls it is time for the city to estab-
lish a dog beach on city property.
Moller read a letter of support from Suzi Fox,
president of Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch, saying
that a dog beach on the bay would not affect turtle nest-
ing, because sea turtles nest on the Gulf beaches.
The Fox letter went on to state that in terms of
misuse of the beach, d Mogs are the least of the problem.
Nloller said she had spotted five dirty diapers and
a case of 'emptv beer bottles at the proposed dog beach


site. "Perhaps we should ask the diaper people to use
the causeway," she said.
Pets are allowed on the Palma Sola Causeway, and
Moller said she takes her dog there regularly.
Laurie Crawford also spoke at the meeting. She
was instrumental in establishing the Manatee County
off-leash area at G.T. Bray Park in Bradenton. The
entrance to the dog area is off 51st Street.
"The dog park is a huge success," Crawford said.
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Cooooooool surfer at sunset
Even thle sunise looks "cool. Cody Sullivan of Bradenton, silhouetted on the beach, surfed until sunset Jan. 6 at Manatee County Public Beach. The water
temperature wvas 54 degrees and wet suits didn 't appear to be sufficient to prevent Sullivan and other suffers from shivering. A cold front moved through the
area during the week, setting record lows and bringing with it tlree- to fnour-foot waves aznd surfers. Islander Photo: Ann McGrath


Palma Sola Bridge repairs will impede

traffic late this week, early next


It may be a good idea to avoid the Palma Sola
Causeway on Friday, or maybe Monday,
Construction crews will be diverting traffic from
existing bridges to new bridges on the causeway on
either of those two days, and project officials warn that
there will be "extended lane closures."
Unfortunately, the exact day of the work was still
up in the air at The Islander's presstime.
Due to ongoing paving work, "intermittent tempo-
rary single lane closures using flagmen at various lo-
cations during daytime hours" will occur this and next
week and may prompt the savvy motorist to use Cortez
Road in lieu of the causeway.
As officials with the Florida Department of Trans-
portation put it, "The use of alternate routes is recom-
mended."


Tom Thursby is on-site engineer with Tampa Bay
Engineering, the engineering firm handling the project
for the DOT. Tampa Bay has set up a local office at
6404 Manatee Ave. W., Suite N, Bradenton, phone
761-4664, for anyone with questions.
Thursby said the $4.1 million project is pretty
much on schedule, and said he hoped the bridge rebuild
job would be finished by summer. The project began
last July.
Work includes replacing the two bridges linking
the mainland with Perico Island with higher spans and
elevating the roadway leading to the bridge approaches.
Also in the project is replacing a culvert on Perico Is-
land just east of the Anna Maria Island Bridge and ex-
tending the sidewalk-bike lane to connect with the
bridge across Anna Maria Sound.


I Happening
Jazz it up
The Jazz Club of Sarasota, featuring popular
Island pianist Hank McDermott and "friends," will
perform Friday noon at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia, Anna Maria.
Flapjacks flip Saturday
A pancake breakfast will be served from 8
a.m. until noon Saturday, (YES, Saturday) Jan.
20, at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512
Pine Ave., Anna Maria City.
Pennies add up
The Sandpiper Mobile Resort's annual
"penny sale" will be Saturday evening, Jan. 20, at
the resort, 2601 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach.
'How to' event
Catch a free watercolor demonstration at Is-
land Gallery West, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2
p.m., 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
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Anna Maria newsletter is 'in the mail'


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
The City of Anna Maria has issued its first news-
letter.
The "Record" was placed into 1,825 postal cus-
tomers' boxes in Anna Maria last week.
Anna Maria residents do not have home delivery
of mail and are required to receive mail at the U.S. Post
Office in the city.
Volunteers helped post another 665 newsletters to
out-of-town property owners.
City Commissioner Bob Barlow acted as the spear-
head for the newsletter. He had pledged better communi-
cations between city hall and residents of Anna Maria in
his campaign for election in 1999. Creation of the news-
letter fulfilled a big part of Barlow's campaign promise.


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issue has been overwhelming and RECOb,..RD
strictly positive. a..-nrmr. m
The newsletter was put together .r ~
by a committee of volunteers and was .., ,
part of the city commission's efforts -
to better communicate with its citi- .-:
zens.
The committee comprises Diane .,
Caniff, Bunny Garst, Mike Miller, ........
Georgia Van Cleave, Joan Voyles and .....-a.
Bill Worth.
Caniff said the goal of the news-
letter is to keep the city's citizens in- I
formed without editorializing.
The city commission placed a $6,000 line item in


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Willy's goes down in a heap
Rick Chivers of Gary's Hauling in Bradenton rips apart the north wall of Key West Willy's restaurant
Jan. 16 to make way for the Bridgewalk project, a combination motel/retail shops/resort on Bridge Street
in Bradenton Beach. Willy's, a landmark beach bar and restaurant, closed last year and was demolished
in quick fashion. Gary Parks, owner of Gary's Hauling said, "It won't take long to bring it down. It
shouldn't be much longer than 45 minutes. Chivers accomplished the feat in less time than projected.
Islander Photo: David Futch


Dog beach proposed on Island
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

"Manatee County says it's the most used park in the
system.
"People pick up after their dogs there, or the peer
pressure from other dog owners gets them to do it," she
said.
She also spoke about a successful dog beach on
Sanibel Island and a model ordinance which was used
by Sarasota County officials to develop the two exist-
ing dog parks there.
Crawford told commissioners Sarasota County is
working on establishing a dog beach west of the
Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport.
"They are looking at a one-year trial period with
the beach open to dogs Wednesdays and Saturdays
from 7 to 11 a.m. and from 5 to 9 p.m.," Crawford said.
Potential diseases and public issues were the con-
cern of North Bay Boulevard resident Dr. John Cella,
an allergist.
"I think having dogs on the beach is a terrible idea.
There will potentially be bacterial diseases, parasites,
fungal contamination and soil contamination," Cella
said.
"I spoke with the public health department about
their water quality monitoring. The only contamination
is off the Palma Sola Causeway, which is the only place
animals are allowed access to the water."
S"There are unhealthful levels of two bacteria there,


enteroococci and E. coli.
"Kids are more susceptible to those diseases. They
can invade people's organs and eyes. They can be hard
to treat. I ask you to think twice before opening our-
selves up to the potential liability," Cella said.
John Bacich of Willow Avenue is a longtime sea-
sonal resident. He said in Minneapolis, dogs on the
beaches are a serious problem, because little kids run
around barefoot.
Susie Adams of Bradenton Beach said it all comes
down to responsible owners. "If people pick up after
their dogs, there isn't a problem," she said.
Bob Conn of the Sarasota Parks and Recreation
Department said he checked with Fort Myers, Sanibel,
Fort Lauderdale, St. Petersburg, Venice and
Clearwater.
All have dog beach areas, according to Conn, and
all report no problems.
Helen Philips of the Sanibel Parks and Recreation
Department said dogs are allowed access all over the
beach there and there has never been a problem.
Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh asked people with an
opinion about a dog beach to contact Moller. She can
be reached at 779-0241, or a letter can be sent to Moller
at P.O. Box 28, Anna Maria FL 34216.
Cella said he didn't think it was appropriate for
someone who isn't neutral about the dog beach to re-
ceive public comment.
The mayor invited people to contact city hall or a
commissioner about the matter if they weren't comfort-
able contacting Moller.
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.. .... .. its 2000-01 budget for the newsletter.
',zzar The first issue was projected to cost
$1,042.
-. Caniff and Miller went "dumpster-
"- -"-- diving" at the post office to see how
many people threw their copies into the
.trash after one resident suggested at a
commission meeting that they do so as
a measure of how people reacted to the
...... .:" newsletter.
.... Caniff and Miller discovered only
2.1 percent of the newsletters in the
Trash at the post office, with nearly 98
Percent of the "Record" copies at least
S making it out of the post office.
Subsequent newsletters will be available at city
hall and the post office, and copies will be mailed to
out-of-town residents who request them.
Persons interested in volunteering to serve on the
editorial board of the "Record" are asked to contact
Caniff or Barlow by calling city hall, 708-6130.



Mayor appoints


canvassing board for


upcoming election
By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
The canvassing board has been named for Anna
Maria City's upcoming election.
Anna Maria voters will select two city commis-
sioners from a field of seven candidates when they go
to the polls Feb. 13.
Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh named Vice Mayor
Doug Wolfe and Commissioner Tom Skoloda to serve
on the board. Manatee County Supervisor of Elections
Bob Sweat automatically serves on all canvassing
boards in the county.
Members of the canvassing board are responsible for
making sure all aspects of the election are run properly.
Everything, from testing the equipment, to count-
ing absentee ballots, to assessing whether or not to in-
clude questionable ballots, is part of the duties of the
canvassing board.
At the conclusion of the counting and tabulating,
the canvassing board is responsible for presenting the
results to the city commission.
"Basically, the canvassing board serves as the
overseer of an election. It covers all aspects of an elec-
tion," Sweat said.
Sweat said he had no idea where and how the use
of the word "canvass" came into being in reference to
elections.
A check of several dictionaries revealed that can-
vass, spelled with two "s's," is preferred when the word
is used in reference to elections.
Canvas with one "s" generally refers to the fabric
used in sails and tendts, or as a surface for paiintings.
The dictionary says the derivation of the word can-
vass is "Old Northern French from 1508, meaning so-
licit."
It also says it can mean "shaking up" (1611) or
"sudden attack."
Finally, the Oxford Dictionary says an obsolete
meaning is "to toss in a canvas sheet as punishment."
Presumably, the city canvassing board will not re-
sort to such an extreme.




Islander sponsors

Anna Maria candidates' forum
Anna Maria voters will get a chance to meet the
candidates for the Feb. 13 city commission race in pub-
lic forum Feb. 1, Thursday, at 6:30 p.m.
The forum, sponsored by The Islander, will be held
at Anna Maria City Hall.
Voters will get a chance to look over and hear po-
sitions on important issues from the seven candidates
running for the two seats available on the commission.
Attendees will be given a chance to submit written
questions in advance on forms supplied by the newspaper.
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All will be unveiled soon the Island will get a new "Welcome sign. Islander Photo. Ann McGrath

Holmes Beach gateway sign to go up this week


Holmes Beach is on the up and up.
A new sign welcoming folks to Holmes Beach is
expected to be installed this week.
The sign, a project of the Anna Maria Rotary
Club, is currently sitting on the ground at the gate-
way to Holmes Beach.
It features a dolphin and a manatee in three-di-
mensional relief and will be lighted.
"It's very close to going up," Mayor Carol
Whitmore said. "I like it. It's better than the one we


had for years. It blends in, it looks friendly and has
an island flavor."
Superintendent of Public Works Joe Duennes
said he inspected the footer Thursday and it's OK.
"So now all they have to do is put it up and pour
the concrete," he said.
"There is some finish work. They have to wire-
lath and stucco it and the city is paying for lighting,
which will go up 10 days after the sign is up," he
added.


Arbor Day will be celebrated in Bradenton Beach
with a gift of what else a tree. Or trees.
Actually, it will be in the form of a $250 gift cer-
tificate and an Arbor Day plaque to the city from Keep
Manatee Beautiful for plantings in the city's round-
about at Gulf Drive and Bridge Street. The reclanita
palm that was planted in that spot several years ago has


died and city officials hope to replace it soon.
The celebration will take place at 3 p.m. Friday,
Jan. 19, at the roundabout. On hand will be Bradenton
Beach Mayor Gail Cole, Florida Division of Forestry
Senior Forester Jeremy Keller and District Manager
Doug Voltolina, Keep Manatee Beautiful Committee
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Meetings

Anna Maria City
Jan. 22, 7:30 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting.
Jan. 25, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
Jan. 18, 1 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda: round-
about landscaping discussion, budget amendment to seek
grant, special event request for Coquina Tides, banner sign
requests, consent agenda and public comment.
Jan. 24, 6 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting,
continuation of personal watercraft rental issue in 1300
block Gulf Drive.
Jan. 25, 6:30 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting
on special exception for parking, 102 First St. N.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
Jan. 18, 2 p.m., code enforcement meeting.
Jan. 23, 7 p.m., city commission meeting followed by
work session.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Of Interest
Jan. 17, 6 p.m., Island Transportation Planning Orga-
nization meeting, Holmes Beach City Hall.
Jan. 17, 7 p.m., Barrier Island Elected Officials meet-
ing, Holmes Beach City Hall.
Jan. 18, 6 p.m., West Manatee Fire & Rescue commis-
sion meeting, Fire Station 1, 6001 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
Jan. 22, 9:30 a.m., Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan
Planning Organization meeting, Sudakoff Hall, USF-
New College campus, Sarasota.


Ingrid McClellan, and City Commissioner John
Chappie, who will outline the city's plans for round-
about landscaping.
The public is invited to attend the festivities.






PAGE 4 M JAN. 17, 2001 M THE ISLANDER


Holmes Beach OK's deed for 79th Street land swap


By Ann McGrath
Islander Reporter
With a unanimous vote at their Jan. 9 meeting,
Holmes Beach city commissioners approved the accep-
tance of a deed from two property owners on 79th
Street. The commission also approved the first reading
of an ordinance vacating a portion of 79th Street.
The commission vote starts proceedings for a land
swap at 79th Street which will provide a public beach
access there. The land swap will enable the city to re-
ceive additional money for beach renourishment.
Residents of the street objecting to the land swap
filled the meeting room at city hall. Several individu-
als spoke with complaints including concerns about
increased traffic and lack of parking; the loss of a ca-
bana-like structure on the beach, trash cans and picnic
tables at that location; possible loss of a Gulf view; and
a breakdown of community spirit.
Resident Jerry Landkammer said the land swap
will take away residents' rights to beach access and
common areas which have been used by the commu-
nity for 55 years.
A major problem with the land swap, according to
attorney Dianne Hall, who represents some of the 79th
Street property owners, is that the city's proposed 10-foot-
wide walkway does not fall within the property owners'
20-foot easement. If the land swap is finalized, the pub-
lic walkway proposed by Holmes Beach commissioners
will be placed to the northern side of the property owners'
easement, overlapping it by five feet, and a proposed
"fence" will go right down the middle, Hall said.
"If you build a fence in the middle of my clients'
easement, there will be a lawsuit and the city will be a
party to it," said Hall.
According to Hall, property deeded by the devel-
oper to 79th Street owners included an easement to the
beach from the vegetation line to the high-water mark.
City Attorney Jim Dye said the public walkway
will not affect the private easement because 79th Street
residents will be free to use the public access as private
PLEASE SEE 79TH STREET, NEXT PAGE


Sevenry-uninth Street beach access. Islander


Surveyors mark 79th Street beach access


Stakes with red flags went up Jan. 4 along
the proposed public beach access at 79th Street.
The survey is to identify a 10-foot-wide strip for
pedestrian access to the beach. The strip will be
cordoned off by ropes and pilings to delineate the
public access in a land swap deal approved by
Holmes Beach city commissioners.


Two adjacent property owners agreed to deed
property to the city for public access at this loca-
tion. In order for the deal to become finalized,
Holmes Beach must agree to vacate a portion of
79th Street.
The vacated property will then belong to the
beachside property owners.


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THE ISLANDER U JAN. 17, 2001 U PAGE 5


Three proposed ordinances stalled in Holmes Beach


By Ann McGrath
Islander Reporter
Two proposed ordinances were placed in old busi-
ness until a specific incident calls for their revival, and
a third "got blown out of proportion" during a series of
discussions, said Holmes Beach Commission Chair-
man Roger Lutz.
Commissioners decided the city does not need
an ordinance providing for regulation of temporary
portable storage units, nor an ordinance regulating
landscaping in rights of way. Zoning procedures
were questioned during discussion of a proposed
ordinance restricting construction on property zoned
as recreational.
Temporary portable storage units are permitted and
regulated according to the building code and do not
require a separate ordinance, said Holmes Beach Code
Enforcement Officer Walter Wunderlich. Permanent
storage units must meet requirements, which would
classify them as buildings.
"A policy does not have a force of law.... The
deadline of five days twice a year outlined in the ordi-
nance allows for fines," said City Attorney Jim Dye.
The portable, on-demand, storage-unit ordinance
was thrown out on a 3-2 commission vote.
Commissioner Sandy Haas-Martens and Lutz said
they were not ready to abandon the ordinance.

79th Street access
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4
citizens and as citizens of Holmes Beach.
A recent change in the eminent-domain law allows
cities to take action for the "common good" of the com-
munity, according to Commissioners Rich
Bohnenberger and Don Maloney.
However, Bohnenberger expressed "reservations"
about certain wording in the deed.
"If there is any reversion for any reason, then the
reversion should be two-way to the property own-
ers and to the city." said Bohnenberger.
Dye explained that a street vacation is governed by
law and is not rescindable.


Commissioners Pat Geyer, Don Maloney and Rich
Bohnenberger said the ordinance should be placed in
unfinished business and reviewed again in six months.
Regulation of landscaping in the rights of way does
not require an ordinance, said Lutz, because the city
already has the authority to remove landscaping from
its rights of way.
With regard to restricting construction on property
zoned as recreational, "The commission asked City
Attorney Jim Dye to draft an ordinance pertaining to
recreational clubhouses within property zoned Recre-
ation-1, to restrict owners from adding bedrooms and
calling them clubhouses," said Lutz. "This got blown
out of proportion.... The intent was not to change
anyone's rights. It was to keep someone from jumping
through a loophole."
The proposed ordinance allows homeowners to
build a non-inhabitable clubhouse on R-l property
adjacent to their homes, and prohibits construction by
owners without adjacent homes unless they own eight
acres or eight commercial units.
Commissioners Bohnenberger, Maloney, and
Geyer said the ordinance is discriminatory.
"Hugh Holmes Sr. owns two half-acre lots zoned
R-l surrounded by other half-acre lots with houses on
them," said Maloney. "No matter what kind of law you


write, if houses are built on either half-acre, the city
cannot uphold the law.
"The matter of disagreement is that the city is shut-
ting out Mr. Holmes just because he didn't build when
the other people did," said Maloney.
Attorney Dye questioned the matter of zoning.
"Is it appropriate zoning?" said Dye. "Should a
clubhouse be allowed in a residential district at the end
of a street?"
Maloney suggested handling zoning on a case-by-
case basis.
In other business, commissioners discussed water
conservation as it is outlined by Southwest Florida
Water Management District and Manatee County; dis-
cussed renewal of the sewer franchise agreement with
Manatee County and authorized Bohnenberger to
check out why the county has never hooked up certain
homes; and agreed to clarify definitions for home-oc-
cupations zoning.
The commission approved a site plan review for a
residential complex at 501 and 503 39th St. in the new
Casanas subdivision; authorized the mayor to execute
the new statewide mutual-aid agreement replacing the
1994 agreement; and approved the first reading of an
ordinance to clean up the wording of the existing pub-
lic-participation-procedures ordinance.


Shoppers brave cold temperatures
Cloudyv skies and cold temnpierature's dlidnt 't Iput a damper on yard sale shoppers early Jan. 13 at Harvey
Memorial Church in Bradenton Beach. Islander Photo: Ann McGrath


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Opinion


Give dog beach a chance
"The next big stink in Anna Maria" will undoubt-
edly be the proposed off-leash dog beach. City com-
missioners are reviewing the proposal to have one
small stretch of beach in the city limits dedicated to our
canine friends.
There have been few issues that drew more ire than
the dog beach brouhaha on Siesta Key last year an
issue that is ongoing.
Dog owners, plastic bags in hand, followed faith-
fully behind their furry charges to clean up any "indis-
cretions." But residents complained of dogs "taking
over," scampering in the surf, sniffing in the sand and
otherwise doing dog things.
The dogs eventually were told to go, as were their
owners with an ongoing effort to find a place and for
dog owners and dogs to enjoy the beach.
As dog owners all, we like the idea of having a
place for our mutts to romp and swim safely. So how
about this proposal:
Go with a six-month trial period for an off-leash
dog beach.
Clearly post the dos and don't of the area -
rules that could be adapted from Manatee County's
exemplary park.
Designate impartial observers to monitor the
beach and the canines on a regular basis.
Give the results both good and bad to city
commissioners for final arbitration.
Since the fate of the dog beach rests on good be-
havior from pets and their owners, we think it will be
as welcome as the butterfly park in Holmes Beach.
Hey let's give dog beaches a try! Coquina
Beach, from the city recycle bins to Leffis Key. and
between the Anna Maria Island Bridge and King Fish
Boat Ramp are two more locations to target.
Don't stop short, dog lovers!

DOT bashing, or not
It's easy to want to go out and blast the Florida De-
partment of Transportation for increasing traffic delays on
the Palma Sola Causeway this week. Hey, we're in the
middle of our "high season" with tens of thousands of
people coming to our area and guess what! DOT's
extending delays and recommending alternate routes.
But before we start gnashing our teeth in fury, re-
member a couple of things:
The causeway bridge replacement project is a 14-
month-long project costing $4 million-plus. It had to
overlap tourist season.
Since last July, the traffic delays have been held



The Islander


SLICK 'The next big stink in Anna Maria.' By Egan


to a minimum on the causeway. Workers have been
able to stay out of the way of motorists, for the most
part, for six months.
We'll take a day or two of inconvenience even
in high season in light of how much worse it could


have been.
Remember the Cortez Bridge nightmare, when the
span was closed to vehicular traffic for up to four
months?
That's how much worse it could have been.


inion


A thank you from Charlie 'the cat man'
First of all I would like to thank Bonner Futch and
The Islander for getting the information to the public
about the cats I care for.
Second, I would like very much to thank Francine
Slack, Pat Martin and Joan Davis for getting the peti-
tions into circulation about the problem I was having.
Third, I would like to thank Mayor Carol Whitmore for
her cooperation in helping to solve the problem.
And of course my sincere appreciation to all those
who made donations, signed the petitions and made
calls to the mayor. I especially appreciate that Jennifer
Dagher collected all the donations.
It is so heartwarming to know that so many people
care whether these unfortunate animals live or die.
Again, I say thank you. But, more importantly, my
"kids" say thank you.
"Cat man "Charlie Guy, Parrish


Christmas carolers bring season to
visitor, Islanders
During the Christmas holidays we were a little
down at our home. My brother and his wife were vis-
iting us from North Carolina. He has inoperable pros-
tate cancer and is facing uncertainty.
We went to a friend's house for coffee and cake.
My brother didn't go as he was coming down with a
cold. We received a call from him and he was so happy
he couldn't wait to tell us what happened.
There were carolers that had come by and asked if


they could sing for him. Oh yes! He was thrilled to have
them sing. I am only sorry we were not home. My hus-
band, Joe, is wheelchair-bound with Parkinson's dis-
ease and doesn't get out much. We were so sorry to
have missed the carolers.
I only know the name of Amy Strickler. I want to
thank her and all the other carolers who came that
night. You all made Christmas so much better. Who
says Christmas is too commercial? Perhaps if we
stayed home more often, we would see other delights
that make up Christmas.
God bless all of you, and come again next year. We
plan to be home and try to have coffee and cake for you.
Christmas is alive and well. God bless you all.
Faye Kee, Anna Maria


Vandal dirties convertible
This letter is for the person who decided to deface
my car and drop a full cup of orange soda in the back
seat of my convertible. My car was parked in
Walgreens parking lot a few days after Christmas.
If I were a mean and rotten person I'd wish bad
things for you, but I truly feel sorry for you. Maybe you
come from a home where your parents work day and
night and you have no supervision, or maybe yours is
a family that is cold and unloving either way I feel
sorry for you.
You can't show respect and love for other people
if you were never given it. My heart goes out to you.
As for me I have a car to clean.
Theresa lacovelli, Bradenton


17, 2001 Vol. 9. No. 10


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THE ISLANDER 0 JAN. 17, 2001 0 PAGE 7

Parking lot OK'd adjacent to Bradenton Beach Marina


By Paul Roat
Despite several comments from residents op-
posed to the project, Bradenton Beach city commis-
sioners unanimously approved the expansion of
parking south of the Bradenton Beach Marina.
Marina owner Allan Bazzy requested and re-
ceived approval for parking on two lots he owns off
Bay Drive adjacent to the marina, located just south
of Cortez Bridge on Anna Maria Sound. The lots
have two older homes on them, Bazzy said, which he
will raze to provide for about 18 parking spaces.
The parking lot would be heavily landscaped, he
said, and fenced. The lots will be used solely for au-
tomobile parking, he added.
"If you see a boat there, you can pull the special


exception," Bazzy told city commissioners last
week.
"This is a straightforward proposal," Bazzy said.
"There is nothing commercial proposed its use is
just for parking."
Bazzy said the marina has sufficient parking
most of the time for its customers and employees,
but at times on weekends and holidays the need is for
more parking spaces.
"Parking is valuable," Bazzy has said, "and
when you need it, you need it. It's a problem
throughout the Island."
He added that "we've parked 10 cars on each lot
now. This isn't much of a difference."
Residents in attendance at the city commission


meeting thought the parking lot change would make
a difference
"It's his parking problem, not ours," resident Jo-
seph Banyas said.
"To put more stress on that road doesn't seem the
correct thing to do," said resident Patricia Banyas.
Commissioners approved the special exception
with several stipulations. Parking will be for ve-
hicles only, with no boat storage in the lot. Lights
will be 36 inches in height. Ingress and egress for the
lot will be from both Bay Drive and Church Street.
The fence surrounding the lot will match that around
the marina, and the landscaping will be a fast-grow-
ing shrub other than oleander. No trees will be cut
down on the site.


Anna Maria commissioners debate planning board authority


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
An ordinance granting Anna Maria City's Plan-
ning and Zoning Board final approval on zoning
variance requests had a first reading at the Jan. 11
city commission meeting.
At this point, the board makes recommendations
to the commission. It has no authority to render bind-
ing decisions on matters that come before it.
Commissioners asked City Attorney Jim Dye to
draft the ordinance last December after receiving
complaints from board members following reversal
of board recommendations by the city commission
Planning and zoning board members had ex-
pressed dissatisfaction with the commission for not
going along with their recommendations. Several
board members resigned, citing the lack of coopera-
tion by the commission.
Resident Julie Evans of Magnolia Street said she
appreciated the work done by the members of the
board, but she was concerned by an ordinance that
left citizens with the circuit court as their only ave-
nue of appeal against a decision by the board.
Shirley O'Day of Chilson Street said, "Planning


and zoning board members are appointed, not
elected. I just feel bad about a board of appointed
people making final decisions for me.
"That is ridiculous. Appeals should come before
the commission," O'Day said.
Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh said, "Many cities
have this form of board. Our board does a fine job,
and then we change what they found in the ordi-
nances.
"Why have the board if we are going to change
what they recommend?" Deffenbaugh asked.
Commissioner Tom Skoloda said he had dis-
cussed the issue with other cities and they told him
that giving the planning and zoning board final say
in variance matters reduced the political nature of
the decisions that elected officials are subject to.
Attorney Alan Prather, sitting in for City Attor-
ney Jim Dye, said, "It's not unusual that decisions by
boards of adjustment and boards of appeals go to the
circuit court for appeal."
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per majority of the board," Prather said.
"This first reading of the ordinance is an oppor-
tunity to broadcast to the public what's in the works.
A public hearing will be scheduled down the road,"
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"I know we have ruffled a few feathers, but we
have only reversed one case and modified another.
"We hear a different case. I'd like to have them
do the record oral arguments, no new evidence. We
were elected, we should be responsible," Hill said.
Deffenbaugh said this way, people going before
the board would make sure they were very precise in
their variance request.
Skoloda said he thought a joint meeting of the
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Whitmore: Bradenton can't have part of Holmes Beach


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Maybe it was just a mistake.
Or maybe Bradenton City Council members
wanted to exact revenge on Holmes Beach for suing
Bradenton over Arvida Co.'s Perico Island project.
Either way, when attorney Stephen Thompson en-
tered the legal description of a store and gasoline sta-
tion to be annexed into the city, it was for the Time
Saver convenience store at 5353 Gulf Drive in Holmes
Beach and not the Time Saver convenience store and
gas station at 12300 Manatee Ave. W. next to Perico
Harbor Marina.
To Mayor Carol Whitmore it was an affront, albeit
one that made her laugh.
"You're kidding," Whitmore said. "That's very
interesting. I wonder if they'll have to go through the
process again. Tell the city of Bradenton they can't
have any part of Holmes Beach. Sorry."
The two Time Saver stores are owned by Walid
Saba of Clearwater.
In researching property descriptions. Thompson
apparently copied the description of the Holmes Beach
property and entered it into the record Dec. 27 during
the annexation process.
Thompson said at the Dec. 27 meeting that his cli-
ents from the marina and store wanted their properties
annexed by Bradenton in an effort to position them-
selves when Arvida builds it 898-unit project immedi-
ately east of their properties.
Bradenton City Clerk Carl Callahan said the error
was a simple mistake and would make no difference in
the city's action approving annexation for Perico Har-
bor Marina and the convenience store.
"We read into the official record the legal descrip-
tion of the convenience store next to Perico Harbor
Marina," Callahan said. "If Mr. Thompson entered
something different, you'll have to talk to him."
Thompson could not be reached for comment.
Bradenton Mayor Wayne Poston echoes what
Callahan had to say.
"I haven't seen that legal description," Poston said.
"But what we read into the record was the description


of the property on Perico Island, and that stands."
Joan Perry, an Island resident who has been criti-
cal of the Arvida project, said the city is responsible for
making sure annexed properties are properly identified.


"This is also the city's fault for not doing the due
diligence required to make sure something they acquire
is the right property," Perry said. "The city just didn't
do its homework."


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THE ISLANDER N JAN. 17, 2001 0 PAGE 9


Anna Maria considers parking versus no parking


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria residents and commissioners had what
Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh called "a little conversation"
about the parking situation at their meeting Jan. 11.
"This is just a discussion," the mayor said. "We
will not come to a decision about where you can park
tonight."


Deffenbaugh said discussion of the parking prob-
lem has been ongoing for 20 years, and it won't be
solved quickly or easily.
He said the discussion is "just a way to get a little
input so we can see the way you feel."
Resident Tim Conley said he is in favor of some
kind of parking control, but he thinks a big issue is what
to do about enforcement.


"We need some teeth in the parking law," he said.
Presently the city has no means of collecting tick-
ets issued by its patrol officers, and the public has no
method of contesting tickets. Fines are collected on
what must be considered a "merit system."
Georgia Van Cleave of Magnolia Avenue referred
the commission to a report drawn up by a parking com-
mittee that was submitted in March 2000.
The committee met once or twice a month from
September 1999 to May 2000.
"The report was dropped by the wayside with the
new administration," she said.
Commissioner Tom Skoloda said he sat in on most
of the committee meetings. He said, "There were as
many opinions as there were committee members."
Carol Ann Magill of Spring Avenue said the com-
mission should consider the input of all residents, not
just those who live on the beach, before closing any
more streets to parking.
Al DiConstanzo of Gladiolus Street asked, "Just
what responsibility do we feel as a city to people who
come and use our beaches.
"People stop me and ask, 'Where is the public
beach?' Should anybody be able to come to our city
and use the beach?
"The problem spots on our Island are in Holmes
Beach and Coquina Beach," he said.
The mayor agreed the question needed consider-
ation. "Do we provide parking for everyone in Mana-
tee County, or do we provide parking for our citizens?
"I think we provide parking for our citizens first,"
he said.
Deffenbaugh said he didn't want to see Anna
Maria residents unable to get to the beach "because
somebody from Wauchula or somewhere was parked
there."
City commission candidate Linda Cramer said she
had spoken to Charlie Hunsicker, the person in charge
for Manatee County for the upcoming beach
renourishment, and he told her all the beaches from
Oak to Sycamore have to stay open because of state
funding for the renourishment.
Tom Turner of North Shore Drive suggested the
city look at Gulf Front Park. "We could clean it up and
put some parking there," he said. "Willow to Beach is
a dedicated street," he added.
No action was taken, and commissioners agreed to
study the issue further.


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committed to purchase from Louise Schewe and pre-
serve for public use. The price is $250,000, less than
half its worth, say real estate experts, and Mrs. Schewe
set that low price to put it within reach of residents and
friends of the historic fishing village of Cortez.
To that end, FISH is actively seeking new members
from among Cortezians and other interested persons. The
organization "is committed to the conservation of tradi-
tional fishing folkways and other maritime interests
through a living history program and historic preservation
planning," according to its mission statement.
The organization sponsors the annual Commercial
Fishing Festival, the fire hall and community center, its
historic net camp offshore, and now the Schewe prop-
erty, which it is calling the FISH Preserve.
Interested persons may become members by at-
tending the meeting Jan. 25 or mailing name, address,
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add a left-turn lane up the center of Cortez Road
through the Village of Cortez will take their best
shots before state officials Thursday night, Jan.
18, at 7 p.m.
The Florida Department of Transportation is
sending representatives to the fishing village to


detail its proposal and to hear what local residents
think of it at a meeting at the old firehouse, 4523
123rd St. Ct.
The project is planned for fiscal year 2001-
02, funded by $708,000 in the DOT budget. Fur-
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Pancake brunch is Saturday
at Roser Memorial Church
A pancake brunch will be served from 8 a.m. un-
til noon Saturday, Jan. 20, at Roser Memorial Commu-
nity Church, 512 Pine Ave.. Anna Maria City.
Tickets, which may be bought at the door, are $3
for adults and $1.50 for children. Details are available
at 778-0414.

Water gardening on agenda
at Palma Sola park
"Water Gardening in Containers" will be taught in
a hands-on class at Palma Sola Botanical Park from 9
a.m. until noon Saturday, Jan. 20. The park is at 9800
17th Ave. NW, Bradenton.
The park's executive director, Eileen Hoffner, said
containers make the smallest ponds practical for culti-
vating a water garden, to fill empty spots in the yard or
on a porch. Experts will teach how to make a mini-
water garden complete with fish.
Attendees are to bring a container for transporting
plants. Hoffner said further information on what to
bring will be provided at registration. Call 722-2966.


Longboat arts center adds
faculty and curriculum
Two new instructors and programs have been
added at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860
Longboat Drive.
Jacqueline Clark will teach still life watercolors
Tuesday from 9 a.m. to noon and Linda Lucas will
teach watercolor florals Tuesday and Wednesday
from 1 to 4 p.m. The new courses begin at once, said
a center spokesperson..
Clark has been teaching watercolors in the area
for 10 years, mostly at adult education centers in
Sarasota and Manatee counties. She is past president
of the Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society and a
member of the Anna Maria Artists Guild and the Art
League of Manatee County.
Lucas graduated from the College of Fine and
Applied Arts of Rochester Institute of Technology
and studied at Pacific Grove Art Center in Califor-
nia, Maitland Art Center in Florida and the State
University of New York at Buffalo. She was a flo-
ral designer for 27 years in Williamsville, N:Y.
Also, an additional stone and wood sculpture class
will begin Tuesday, Jan. 23, at the center, taught by
faculty member Doug Mcllvain. Offered at 1 to 4 p.m.
Tuesday, it will join Mcllvain's three other sculpture
classes Mondays and Wednesdays.
Course fees and details may be obtained at 383-
2345.

Free art demonstration
at Island Gallery West
Island Gallery West is offering a free demonstra-
tion in watercolor painting by Carolyn Whitmore from
10 a.m. until noon Saturday, Jan. 20, at the gallery,
5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Details may be ob-
tained at 778-6648.


Sandpiper 'penny sale'
Saturday at mobile resort
The Sandpiper Mobile Resort's annual
"penny sale" will be Saturday evening, Jan. 20,
at the resort, 2601 Gulf Drive, Bradenton
Beach.
The event will open at 6 p.m. and close
only when every prize has been won, said
Dorma Mueller, chair of the event.
Shoppers may buy 25 five-cent tickets for
$1 "it used to be a penny each, but now we
have to charge a nickel," said Muellcr. They
"bid" on items by dropping tickets into a recep-
tacle, and drawings determine who gets which
articles donated by Island businesses.
Proceeds go to the Anna Maria Island Pri-
vateers for that organization's programs for
area youngsters. Last year's sale raised $559.
Details may be obtained at 778-1140.


Green tapped for civil rights
documentary about Moore
The PBS documentary "Freedom Never Dies: The
Legacy of Harry T. Moore" has some local flavor with
former 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 in 1951 for daring to register blacks
to vote.
His daughter Evangeline Moore lives in Washing-
ton, D.C., and she also helped to narrate the documen-
tary.
Moore was a forgotten hero until Green wrote
about him in "Before His Time," published in 2000.
In it, Green chronicles the life and death of Moore,
a soft-spoken African-American schoolteacher who
advocated the then-unheard-of cause of civil rights for
all in Florida, regardless of race, color or creed. Moore
was the first paid organizer of the state's fledgling
National Association for the Advancement of Colored
People until he was killed in a bomb explosion in his
Mims home in 1951 on Christmas. The blast also killed
his wife of 25 years, Harriette.
He became the first civil rights leader assassinated
in America.
"Before His Time" brings up issues that should
shame every "Floridian." The Sunshine State in the
first half of this century was a pretty dark place, mired
in archaic principles and beliefs.
The 90-minute video shows many past injustices,
including graphic photos of lynchings.
WEDU-Channel 3 is scheduled to show the film
Jan. 18 at 10 p.m.
Green is the son of Cortez author/historian Mary
and Clyde Green. He resides in Tallahassee.

City ownership of accesses
to be discussed Saturday
The Holmes Beach Civic Association will discuss
"The Pros and Cons of City Ownership of Beach Ac-
cesses" at 10:15 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
The meeting is open to the public, said the
association's Richard Palmer. A brief business session
will precede the discussion, he said. Further informa-
tion may be obtained by calling him at 778-7759.

Center joining project
for up to $7,200
The Anna Maria Island Community Center is look-
ing for shoppers at Albertson's stores to join a shopping
program that may raise $7,200 a year for the Center.
The program tracks participants' purchases at
Albertson's and the Center receives benefits up to
$1,800 per quarter. Participants receive coded bar cards
similar to credit cards to present to the store at the time
of purchase. To register, contact the Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City. Details may be ob-
tained from Sandee Pruett at 778-1908.

'Sunshine Boys' auditions
to be Sunday at Players
Auditions for the Neil Simon hit play "Sunshine
Boys" will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, at the Is-
land Players playhouse, Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue
in Anna Maria City.
Director Phyllis Elfenbein said there are parts for
five men and two women, all adults, with two of the
men "somewhat older than the others." The play will
run March 16-April 1. Further casting information may
be obtained at 778-4412.

'Muscles and More' class
expanding at Center
Instructor Sherry Fideler has added a Wednesday
evening class to her "Muscles-and-More" program at
the Anna Maria Islan'd Community Center, 407 Mag-
nolia Ave., Anna Maria City.
The class, at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, will be in
addition to the session at 9 a.m. Tuesday. Both are for
anyone 18 or older, no matter the fitness level, she said.
Cost is $4 for members, $5 non-members. Details may
be obtained at 778-1908.




































'Bees in Honey Drown' opening at Island Players
Michael Vogt and Kelly Woodland kid around at the newsstand as Heather Gulling whiles the time away one
of her seven roles in the Island Players' "Bees in Honey Drown." The production will open Jan. 19 and run
through Feb. 4. Curtain times are 8 p.m. except for three Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. There are no perfor-
mances Mondays. Tickets at $12 may be purchased by calling 778-5755 or at the box office, which is open
from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. opening week and during the run of the play. The theater is located at the corner of Gulf
Drive and Pine Avenue in Anna Maria City.


Manatee County Fair
Everybody gets into the Manatee County Fair
free for the first hour of opening night Thursday,
Jan. 18, and even the midway rides are free.
The fair opens at the county fairgrounds in
Palmetto at 5 p.m., and for the next hour there's no
admission charge and rides are free. From then on,
fair patrons are on their own: $5 for adults, $2 for
children.
There will be a petting zoo, bear show, food,
livestock show and sales, monster truck rides, and
a long list of other entertainment, including music,


opens with free day
music, music. The legendary Cortez musician
Goose Culbreath will appear in the grand finale Sat-
urday, Jan. 27.
Between now and then, many thousands of
people are expected to "do" the fair, as more than
100.000 did last year. Hours after opening night
are 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. The fairground entrance
is at 1303 17th St. W., across from Palmetto High
School.
Further information may be obtained from the
fair office at 722-1639.


Obituaries


Marilyn L. Borden
Marilyn L. Borden, 73, of Bradenton and formerly
Holmes Beach, died Jan. 12.
Born in Barton, Vt., Mrs. Borden moved to Mana-
tee County in 1959. She was a homemaker, crossing
guard at Anna Maria Elementary School for 19 years,
and an employee at the Island Bank. She was a mem-
ber of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Visitation and a special vigil were Jan. 15, and ser-
vices were Jan. 16 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Me-
morial contributions may be made to Hospice of South-
west Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238.
Toale Brothers Funeral Home, Bradenton Chapel, was
in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by daughter Kathryn of Holmes
Beach; sons James of Katy, Texas, Gregory J. of
Bradenton, Matthew J. of Holmes Beach and Peter of
Bradenton Beach; sisters Dorothy Rossier, Betty Smith
and Lucy Machell of Vermont and Muriel Rose of New
York; brothers Leigh Larocque and Dale Kendall of Ver-
mont; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Dewey Albert Dye Jr.
Dewey Albert Dye Jr., 74, of Bradenton and Anna
Maria Island, died Jan. 10.
Born in Bradenton, Mr. Dye was an attorney and
founder of the oldest law firm in Manatee County and
was senior partner of Dye, Deitrich, Prather, Petruff
and St. Paul law firm. He was a graduate of the Univer-
sity of Florida Law School. He served in the U.S. Navy
in World War II and the Korean War and was a retired
commander of the U.S. Naval Reserve. He wrote ex-
tensively on local and Florida history, especially his-
tory of a maritime nature. He was former president of


the Manatee County Bar Association, founding mem-
ber and past commodore of the Bradenton Yacht Club,
longtime member of the Bradenton Country Club,
former president of the Historical Society, and vice
president and director of the South Florida Museum
and Bishop Planetarium. He served on the board of
directors of the Presbyterian Retirement Communities
and Westminster Asbury. He was the historian for the
DeSoto Celebration. He was elder and trustee of the
First Presbyterian Church.
Visitation was Jan. 12 and services Jan. 13. Memo-
rial contributions may be made to the South Florida
Museum, 210 10th St. W., Bradenton FL 34205, or to
First Presbyterian Church, 1402 Manatee Ave. W.,
Bradenton FL 34205.
He is survived by daughter Deborah Lucy of
Bradenton; sons James Dewey and Stephen R., both of
Bradenton; sisters Ann Hyman of Jacksonville and
Elizabeth Diem of Bradenton; six grandchildren; and
a great-grandchild.


Bertha Wallace
Bertha Wallace, 87, of Bradenton, died Jan. 12.
Born in Newburg, N.Y., Mrs. Wallace came to
Manatee County from Bloomfield, N.J., in 1998. She
was a homemaker. She was Baptist.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Toale Brothers Funeral Home was in charge of ar-
rangements.
She is survived by daughters Ruth Ann Vinales of
Holmes Beach and Joan White of East Orange, N.J.;
sons Fred Cramer of Garden Grove, Calif., Tom
Cramer of Awanga, Calif., and Stephen Cramer of
Georgia; 14 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.


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Island writer promotes script at film fest


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Debra Hussong of Holmes Beach never considered
herself much of a writer despite a career dealing with
the media.
Now the media relations executive has found a
second career and hopes to sell her movie script "Sea-
weed" to a Hollywood studio.
Her first step in a less-than-stable profession took
place Oct. 13-15 at the Austin Film Festival in Texas,
where first-time script writers had their material read
by producers and independent directors.
She was hopeful, but not starry-eyed.
"I don't have any rose-colored glasses on over this,"
Hussong said. "I'm a realist. Whatever will be, will be. I
think what I have going for me is I don't perceive myself
as a writer. I probably think more like a producer than a
writer, so I'm pragmatic about what I'm doing.
"I was fortunate enough to be able to talk to sev-
eral producers, directors and agents in Austin. Follow-
ing the experience, I felt confident enough that I expect
to have a film made from one of my scripts and I think
it will be in the next two years. The people I talked to
liked my work. They told me to just keep after them,
keep bugging them."
Selling a script in Tinseltown is a frightening experi-
ence that can turn into a degrading one. Still, Hussong
vows not to fall into a Hollywood trap of deceit.
"It depends on how many hoops you want to jump
through, and at my age I'm not willing to jump through
many," she said. "I'm just not interested in playing
whatever game they play in Hollywood. When you're
over 40 and making a new start, it's scary."
Hussong said she had a media relations firm in the
Detroit area for 10 years and before that she was in
broadcast media. She has a master's degree in business
administration, "which doesn't fit into anything I do."
The one thing she's happy to admit is that movies
have been a first love for years and that's the reason she
called various area schools to find out how she could
wedge her way into the field.
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less. Nothing is offered in
the way of film studies or at
least classes that kick start a
movie career.
"Last year I decided to
get my feet wet at USF or
some other school and
found out they didn't have
anything," she said. "I
called Del Jacobs, who is Hussong
the head of the film depart-
ment at Manatee Community College, and we chatted
and I told him I'd like to take a class or two in film."
The goal of her first class was to team with others
and write the first act of a three-act script.
"1 wrote a treatment and came up with something
simple, so that if it ever did sell we could make it for little
or no money," Hussong said. "Scriptwriting is a lot like
your chances at playing the lottery. Somebody has to win."
Her first attempt sounds like a winner, though she
admits writing once was an area where she felt the least
talented.
"I'm an idea person," she said. "I've been fortunate
all my life to have been surrounded by good writers. I
don't want to be known as just a writer. I'd love to be
in a position to see and influence my work from begin-
ning to end. I love the creative process. I walk the
beach in the morning and think of 1,000 things and I
love putting these ideas down on paper."
Hussong's script is called "Seaweed" and it's about
a promising new treatment for breast cancer.
The story line is part fiction, part reality and re-
volves around two doctors, one an oncologist and the
other a breast-cancer surgeon, both from Boston. The
oncologist is on the brink of discovering a drug that
will change the realm of breast cancer treatment.
The script also points out the backstabbing on the
part of jealous doctors fearful of watching someone
else rise while they wallow and go nowhere in a busi-
ness filled with oversized egos.
"That's the true part. I've seen that 'kind of


backstabbing in hospitals before," Hussong said. "I use
the backdrop of Boston because Harvard University
and Massachusetts General Hospital are internationally
renowned, and I wanted to show that even though the
two are world-famous institutions, the people who
work there are human and have their own problems and
make their own mistakes.
"I chose the name 'Seaweed' because I live near
the beach and if you ever look at seaweed on the beach,
everything is intertwined and jumbled, kind of like this
script is and kind of like life is."
Initially, she said, she wrote a treatment for the en-
tire script, then sat down and "wrote and wrote and
wrote until I have what I think is a spec script, or some-
thing I could try to sell."
A panel of judges at the Austin Film Festival read
scripts from people who have never sold a script and
Hussong said her reason for going to Texas was to pitch
it and see if anyone would bite.
"My goal is to figure out how I can get the right
people to read my script," she said. "The one thing I
have going against me is people may perceive this as
a medical script. It's not. It's about life. It's compli-
cated and what I would consider a mature film. It's in-
depth. It most definitely is a drama."
Hussong said she's lived here almost four years,
following her mother to the Bradenton area.
"I used to come here and go to the beach and I love
it," she said. "People don't even realize what a paradise
we have here."
Another script is in the works, and she and another
MCC film student recently finished a 12-minute video
documentary based on interviews with coaches and play-
ers at the Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Bradenton.
She still has a media relations company and most
of her clients are hospitals. For example, her work en-
tails campaigns like American Heart Month or this
month it's Breast Cancer Awareness Month some-
thing to pay the rent, she said, before her ship arrives
in the way of an option on a script.
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THE ISLANDER 0 JAN. 17, 2001 0 PAGE 13
Film stars stay on Island
Stars of the German film, 'The Cry of the Butterfly,"
featured at the Sarasota Film Festival, were guests of the -_: -
Blue Water Beach Club in Holmes Beach last week.
The film, starring Marie Zielcke and featuring the .... -
German hip-hop group Multu, which won a festival
"Best Bard" award, was shown at Sarasota's Holly-
wood 20 Jan. 1 I prior to the Taste of the Nations fes-
tivities in the theater's Courtyard of the Stars.
International guests Fritz von Rottenburg, Counsel
General of the Federal Republic of Germany; actress
Marie Zielcke; and the musical German sister duo Derya .
and Sema Multu arrived in a 1968 blue Rolls Royce con-
vertible belonging to Klaus Barski, local resident and --.
German author.
Stars shine in Holmes Beach
German filni cast and crew members gathl('1(r for a
reception Jan. 12 at the Blu le atrer Beach Cluib in
Hoohnes Beach. Pictured, let oI r igiht, are LIke
Bomann. Producer of Sarasota Film Festival entry ..
"The Cry of the Butter7ly, Dcrva Mutlu, Marie
Zielcke. Senia Muitltu; Elena Sharalova, director of '
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'Jazz at Noon' is due Friday
at Community Center
A Jazz Club of Sarasota concert, "Jazz at Noon,"
will be presented at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center from noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19.
The Center suggests early arrival for easy parking.
The Center is at 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City.
Playing will be the Hank McDermott Quintet:
McDermott on piano, Al Bruno on bass, Bob Barnhart
playing reeds, Jeff Lego on trombone and David Pruyn
handling the vocals and doubling on percussion.
The concert is free, but donations will be accepted
for the benefit of Center youth programs. Details are
available at 778-1908.

Interaction with dolphins
topic of Mote program
Dr. Randy Wells will discuss "Human Interactions
With Wild Dolphins" in a Monday Night at Mote pro-
gram at 7 p.m. Jan 22 at the Mote Marine Laboratory,
on City Island off the south ramp of the New Pass
bridge.
Also on the program is "Echo and Misha: 10 Years
Back in the Wild," with Kim Bassos-Hull. The two
bottlenose dolphins were returned to Tampa Bay 10
years ago after two years at Mote.
Wells is senior scientist and director of Mote's
Center for Mammal and Sea Turtle Research. Bassos-
Hull is senior biologist at the laboratory and has
worked on the Echo-Misha program throughout its
existence.
The program is free to Mote members and one
guest, $5 for non-members. Aquarium doors will open
at 6 p.m. for those attending the lecture. Further infor-
mation may be obtained by calling 388-4441.


Island's Morgret cites
'railroad free-marketer'
Charles O. Morgret of Holmes Beach, retired rail-
roader and biographer of a giant of the industry., has
taken his high regard for his old boss to the current
edition of "Ideas on Liberty" publication.
"Ideas" is the official publication of the Foundation
for Economic Education, which describes itself as "...
(an) educational champion of private property, the free
market, and limited government" located in Irvington-
on-Hudson, N.Y.


The Jazz Club ofSarasota will present the Hank McDermott Quintet at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center Friday from noon to 1:30 p.m.


In his article Morgret makes the case for Bill
Brosnan as an outstanding leader who rose from pick-
and-shovel to be president and chief executive officer
of the Southern Railway, and ended up saving railroads
from nationalization.
"Recognition of what Brosnan meant to the rail-
road industry is well understood ..." Morgret writes.
"What is perhaps less understood and appreciated was
his equal dedication and role in preserving the nation's
capitalist system and fighting efforts to undermine it."
Brosnan had deep roots on Anna Maria Island,
Morgret noted. He built a 13-unit lodge on the Gulf
shore at the border between Holmes Beach and Anna
Maria City and named it the Layby, a railroad term that
has stuck to the lodge to this day. In 1967 Brosnan re-
tired to his house on the Island two doors north of the
Layby, leaving here some years later after his wife's
death. He died in 1985.

Widowed persons meet
The Manatee Widowed Persons Service will meet
at 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 22, for "Coffee and Conversa-
tion" at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City. Details are available
at 778-1908.


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Garden club's potluck dinner
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The Island Garden Club will hear a successful
rose grower's advice when it meets for a potluck
dinner Thursday, Jan. 18.
The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the social
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Island bird population increases, rare birds spotted


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
The Audubon Society's annual Christmas bird
count is a good indication of the state of the environ-
ment.
And although the numbers were down in 2000
compared to the 1999 count, Manatee County and
Anna Maria Island appear to be faring well in terms of
a healthy environment, Audubon members said.
Pat Zalo, who compiles the count, said 60 bird
counters tallied 20,000 birds covering the county east
to the landfill. In Christmas 1999, birders counted
33,000 birds.
The Island showed an increase from 7,000 to
1 1000 from 1999 to 2000.
The discrepancy in the county figures may have
had to do with the cold weather patterns during the past
three weeks.
A Manatee County bird count took place on Dec.
16 and a second count on the Island, Beer Can Island
at the north tip of Longboat Key and the woods and
mangroves in Cortez was completed Dec. 27, accord-
ing to Chiko Haramaki, Manatee Audubon Society
immediate past president.
"We're getting a lot more parakeets in the area, and
loggerhead shrikes are increasing," Haramaki said.
"The Eurasian collared doves are really increasing in
numbers from the time we first saw them five or six
years ago.
"The numbers we're seeing indicates the environ-
ment is doing well. The bird habitats seem to be doing
well. Increasing development really affects the birding
habitat. A lot has been destroyed."
A big plus for birds is the Southwest Florida Wa-
ter Management District's and the county's efforts to
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Arnold Rawson, a member of Sarasota Audubon,
said bird counting is important because it gives an in-
dication of how the birds, and more broadly how the
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that's disappearing. Not only here, but its winter home
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Selling assorted goods
by the roadside
Every Saturday from 7 a.m.-noon the
Causeway Alliance nonprofit organiza-
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of Johnny Leverocks restaurant. The
group is looking fbr vendors to take part
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Players' pecan sale continues, new recipe emerges


Fresh, large Georgia pecans in one-pound bags are
still available at SunCoast Real Estate and at The Is-
lander newspaper office to benefit the Island Players.
Joan McCarthy of Holmes Beach and Rochester,
N.Y., came in for pecans last week to make her
family's favorite "Frosted Pecans."
Her recipe sounded so enticing, we asked her to
share it with you, our readers, and she was more than
willing.
For McCarthy's frosted pecans, take one egg white
and one teaspoon cold water and beat 'til frothy. Add
one pound of pecans to the egg mix and stir. In a sepa-
rate bowl, mix 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Parent workshop at Center
The Family Foundation Program of the Anna
Maria Island Community Center will host a parent sup-
port group at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, at the Center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City. Therapist
Shirley Romberger will be in charge. Details are avail-
able at 778-1908.

Key chamber plans party
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce will
have a "Business After Hours" party at 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 24, at Pepe's Mexican Restaurant and
Cantina, 6814 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Reservations may
be made at 387-9519.

Reception for three-artist show
set on Longboat
Three artists will be honored at a show-opening
reception at Longboat Framing Gallerie, 6824 Gulf of
Mexico Drive, at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18.
Artists featured in the exhibit are the Russian
painter Violetta, Dwight Rose and Barbara Caponegro.
The show will continue through Feb. 5. Details may be
obtained at 383-8914.

MCAT observes anniversary
with bargain fares
By official proclamation of the county, 2001 is the
25th anniversary year of Manatee County Area Tran-
sit, the bus service which includes Anna Maria Island.
And MCAT is celebrating its birthday with 25-cent
fares all next week and on the 25th day of each month
for the rest of the year.
The proclamation, signed by Manatee County
Commission Chairman Joe McClash, cites MCAT's
"efficient and cost-effective" service, its 16 million
trips since 1976, and its efforts to keep pollution down


and nutmeg and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Sprinkle the season-
ing mixture over the nuts and stir. Bake on a buttered
(real butter, emphasizes McCarthy) cookie sheet one
hour at 2250, stirring every 15 minutes.
Helen White and Marianne Schmidt, both "sea-
soned" (pun intended) real estate sales professionals
with SunCoast, have single-handedly spearheaded the
annual sale of pecans to benefit the theater for the past
five years.
Helen is also responsible for a delicious, nutty
recipe worthwhile of any gathering of friends.
For this recipe, combine one pound of pecans with
one stick (1/4 pound) of butter, 3 tablespoons of


Worcestershire sauce and a splash of hot sauce and
bake until crispy in a low, slow oven or a quick, fast
oven, if you dare turning and stirring at least once.
Remove the nuts from the oven and sprinkle and toss
with garlic salt the more garlic the better.
For a change of pace, try substituting teriyaki sauce
for the Worcestershire sauce.
Umm. Most decadent.
You can pick up your nuts at The Islander, in the
Island Shopping Center, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, or next door at SunCoast Real Estate.
Can't make it here? For information or delivery,
call 779-0202 or 778-6956.


Making a withdrawal
Karen Parent of Englehwood donates blood to the Manatee Community Blood Center at last year's Anna
Maria Island Community Center Health Fair. Gail Plomner of the Center keeps a watchfidl eye. Islander Photo:
David Furtch


and energy conservation up.
Among transportation services in the county's his-
tory have been steamboats from I884 until 1919, elec-
tric trolleys from Fogartyville to Braidentown from
December 1903 until it folded a year later, Cities Tran-
sit Inc. buses from about 1950 until it dropped out in
1973. an event that inspired the county to start its own


service as MCAT three years later.
The trolley service, incidentally, was partially re-
vived by two privately owned trolley-style vehicles on
the Island route and for shuttles to and from commu-
nity events. MCAT officials note that they are seeking
funding to improve Island service with a trolley servic-
ing Island routes every 20 minutes.


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Lester the Smoke Detector is missing once again


by Diana Bogan
Islander Correspondent
Lester, a stuffed critter with the
heart of a smoke detector, has been
sadly neglected over the holidays and
has run away from home. The West
Manatee Fire & Rescue District is ask-
ing for help from kids in the community
to locate Lester.
The first step in joining the "Where's
Lester?" search is to fill out a search-team
application. The Island school will send
applications home with students this week.
Applications include a fire-safety checklist
and pledge, which must be filled out to
participate in the search.
"Winter is a deadly time for fires, and
by giving the students an application to fill
out we can get families involved in check-
ing the safety of their own homes," said
District Capt. Kurt Lathrop.
Lathrop visited the Plymouth
(Minn.) Fire Department last year and
returned to introduce Plymouth's fire-
safety smoke detector program
"Where's Lester?" to our community.
The program is designed to raise aware-
ness of fire prevention with smoke
dectectors.


The West Manatee stuffed Lester
was the creation of a group of eighth
graders from King Middle School based
on a photo Lathrop showed them.
The search will begin in February,
when clues to Lester's hiding place will be
published in The Islander and other area
newspapers and posted at the school. A
total of nine clues will be given out before
it's time to seek out Lester and return him
to his home at the firehouse.
On March 10 Lester will be in his
hiding place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. When
found, Lester must be returned to West
Manatee Station 4 at 407 67th St. W.,
Bradenton.
"Last year Lester was found in fif-
teen minutes!" Lathrop said.
The reward for finding Lester is a
$1,000 education savings bond. But
don't forget to turn in your application
in order to be eligible to win.
Applications can be returned to fire
station 4, to Station 1 at 6001 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach, or to the Island
school. The deadline for applications is
Jan. 31.
For more information, call 741-
3995.


TV's Theodore Too docks at Mote for two days


Theodore Too, the 65-foot boat
from the PBS-TV series Theodore
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Laboratory and be open for visits Sat-
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The popular floating hero with
the red baseball cap and five-foot
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tours from 1 to 5 p.m. both days.
The crew and Mote personnel will


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Theodore Too is the official safe-
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The "boarding pass" for the boat
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Monday, Jan. 22
Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza, Cereal, Yogurt, Juice
SLunch: Hamburger Gravy or Grilled Chicken Patty, Mashed .
Potatoes, Steamed Baby Carrots, Mixed Fruit, Juice
Tuesday, Jan. 23
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Lunch: Macaroni and Cheese with Roll or Yogurt and
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Streetlife


Island police reports
By Ann McGrath
Islander Reporter

Anna Maria City
Jan. 6, 300 block of North Shore Drive, informa-
tion. A man told deputies that $2,500 worth of artwork
was taken from its display location. The items were
crafted from coconuts and palm materials.
Jan. 7, 300 block of Iris Street, domestic distur-
bance. A woman and a man got into an argument while


Privateers' :
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patrons at its Carib- ;
bean event Jan. 6. The ,
civic service organiza-
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youngsters digging up
gold coins. Cafe j
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Jan. 9, 600 block of North Bay Boulevard, infor-
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Jan. 5, 100 block of Bridge Street, information
about domestic disturbance. A woman flagged down an
officer on patrol to report a woman and a man fighting
in the street. The woman said she got mad because her
boyfriend was talking to other women inside the Sports
Lounge. No charges were filed.
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The phone was found.
Jan. 7, 2100 block of Avenue C, possession of can-
nabis with intent to sell, possession of alcohol by a minor.
Two minor-age males, one from Holmes Beach and one
from Anna Maria City, were arrested after an officer saw
their vehicle run a red light and swerve across the center
lane. According to the report, the officer found 71 grams
of marijuana, $159, and a piece of paper with several
names on it as a record of how much was owed for mari-
juana purchases. The vehicle was impounded.
Jan. 9, 1200 block of Gulf Drive North, possession
of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia. After police
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and one razor blade.

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The Marco Polo Rockets showed why hustle wins
basketball games Jan. 12.
Playing with four players, the Rockets went after eve-
ry ball and used tenacious defense to beat the Anna Maria
Island Spirit 9-5 in a Division III game for players age 8-
9.
Dylan Mullen led the way for the Rockets with
seven points including a three-point shot he drained
from the right corner, a shot unheard of in this age
bracket. Terra Cole and Forrest Shield were tough on
defense and Cole had two assists for the Rockets.
The first half was mostly defense as both teams
struggled to get a basket with balls clanging off the rim
and backboard.
James Lang of the Kings was a gorilla on the
boards, grabbing eight rebounds in the first quarter
alone and ending with 26. Garrett Secor scored two
points for the Kings while Lang had three.
In the second game Jan. 12 for Division II players


Birdies of a feather
Joe Rogers, left, and Mike
Manning show off their
winning scores from the
end-of-the-year Sunday
Sunrise Tour golf tourna-
ment played at Palma
Sola Golf Club in
Bradenton. The pair beat
35 other players, scoring
birdie after birdie, to take
the biggest tournament of
the year on the Sunrise
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age 10-11, Darcie Duncan's Sharks slipped by Jessie's
Island Store 30-26 on the shooting of Mark Templeton
who scored 18 for the Sharks.
Patrick Cole, who ended with six points, scored the
first two baskets of the game to give the Sharks a quick
4-0 lead. Jessie's players Jarrod McKenzie and Ethan
Struber answered with baskets of their own. But


THE ISLANDER U JAN. 17, 2001 m PAGE 23

:--- Ig Eye
4 catching
Ben Valdievieso
Stakes a mighty
rip at Little
League tryouts
Jan. 14 at the
Anna Maria
Island Commu-
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Baseball dinner
and uniform
purchase may
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Photo: David
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Templeton got his first score of the game with five sec-
onds left in the first period to lift the Sharks to a 6-4 lead.
Struber, who scored 10 points in the game, and
McKenzie, who had nine, put Jessie's back on top with
two more clutch baskets. Templeton again came
through with two more scores and a 10-8 Sharks lead.
Eric Distelhurst scored for the Sharks. Some key
free throws from McKenzie tied the game at 12 at the
end of the half.
Templeton turned on the juice in the second half,
scoring 11 points including a three-pointer as Darcie's
Sharks ran away with the game. Ball-handler Kevin
Kirn scored six points for Jessie's.

Taylor, Wehling push
Econo Lodge over top
Courtney Taylor and Jeff Wehling scored 15 points
apiece as Econo Lodge beat Island Discount Tackle 49-
23 Jan. 9 in basketball action for players age 12-13.
Brett Milks added 11 for Econo Lodge, while brother
Brad Milks and Phelps Tracy chipped in two each.
For Discount Tackle, Sean Pittman had nine, in-
cluding a three-point bomb. Lorenzo Rivera and
Kyle Schweitzer scored six each and Ryane Carden
had a basket.
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Community Center

basketball schedule


Instructional League age 5-7
Jan. 18 Oyster Bar vs. Island Sun
Jan. 20 Danziger vs. 1st National
Island Physicians vs. Sun
Jan. 22 Oyster Bar vs. 1st National
Jan. 23 1st National Bank vs. Sun

Division III age 8-9
Jan. 18 Island Spirit vs. Pearson A.C.
Jan. 19 Galati vs. Marco Polo
Jan. 20 Larry Pearson A.C. vs. Galati
Marco Polo vs. Island Spirit

Division II age 10-11
Jan. 19 Bryant's Treasures vs. Jessie's
Publix vs. Darcie's Sharks
Jan. 20 Air & Energy vs. Jessie's
Bryant's Treasures vs. Publix
Jan. 23 Jessie's vs. Darcie's Sharks

Division I age 12-13
Jan. 18 EconoLodge vs. Wireless
Jan. 20 EconoLodge vs. Paradise
Wireless vs. Discount Tackle
Jan. 23 Wireless vs. Paradise

Premier League age 14-16
Jan. 20 PAL vs. Island Real Estate
Glass & Screen vs. Mermaid
Jan. 22 Glass & Screen vs. PAL
Mermaid vs. Island Real Estate
Jan. 24 Mermaid vs. PAL


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noon
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6 p.m.
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SPORTS RAP, FROM PAGE 23


In a Jan. 8 game for players age 14-16, Preston
Copeland topped all scorers with 21 as Sign of the
Mermaid beat Anna Maria Glass & Screen 57-44.
Mermaid forward Ryan Carlson added 13 points.
teammate Charlie Sauer scored 10. Taylor Manning
had eight and Daniel VanAndel had five.
For the Anna Maria Glass & Screen squad, Jason
Lumas had 16, B.J. Keim had nine, Brian Faasse scored


Basketball, cheerleading
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Anna Maria Island Community Center basketball
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Island Real Estate 9:30 a.m.
Rio's cheerleaders 9:45 a.m.
Darcie Duncan's Sharks 10 a.m.
Sign of the Mermaid 10:15 a.m.
Anna Maria Glass & Screen 10:30 a.m.
Dr. Danziger Allergy & Sinus 10:45 a.m.
First National Bank 11 a.m.
Anna Maria Oyster Bar 11:15 a.m.
The Island Sun 1 1:30 a.m.
Island Family Physicians 1 1:45 a.m.
Lunch noon to 1 p.m.
Galati Marine 1:15 p.m.
Larry Pearson Air Conditioning 1:30 p.m.
Marco Polo's Pizza & Ice Cream 1:45 p.m.
Anna Maria Island Spirit 2 p.m.
Air & Energy 2:15 p.m.
Jessie's Island Store 2:30 p.m.
Shelly's cheerleaders 2:45 p.m.
Amy's cheerleaders 3 p.m.
Lynne's cheerleaders 3:15 p.m.
Colleen's cheerleaders 3:30 p.m.
Publix Supermarket 3:45 p.m.
Bryant's Recycled Treasures 4 p.m.
Econo Lodge 4:15 p.m.
A Paradise Realty 4:30 p.m.
Wireless Junction 4:45 p.m.
Island Discount Tackle 5 p.m.

six and Ryan Bradley, Will Langston and Chris Nelson
each scored four.

Manning, Rogers tie in year-end tourney
Mike Manning and Joe Rogers fended off 35 other
players, then battled head-to-head to tie for first at the
end-of-the-year Sunday Sunrise Tour tournament Jan.
7 at Palma Sola Golf Club.
Kent Bell was the putting contest winner, scoring
a five over a three-hole course filled with obstacles like
rocks and water hazards.


Put it up
Chandler Hardy of the Dr. Danziger Wizards fires
from the foul line in the first quarter against Island
Family Physicians Pacers. Hardy made this one to
put his team up early against the Pacers. Islander
Photo: David Futch

One week after Manning tied Rogers at the end-of-
the-year tournament, he won the first tournament of the
new Sunday Sunrise season.

Horseshoe winners
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THE ISLANDER 0 JAN. 17, 2001 0 PAGE 25


Tebbetts Field ready for play March 1 almost


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
At long last, Holmes Beach expects to open Birdie
Tebbetts Field for play March 1, two years past the
original opening date.
The grass is growing, the infield is complete and
the fences are up well, almost.
As one city official said, the grass is "a little
scabby."
The grass needs to fill in before it can be mowed
with a new mower the city bought specifically for
the field, according to Superintendant of Public
Works Joe Duennes.
Manatee County is expected to build the
pitcher's mound some time this week, and the
removeable outfield fence to accommodate soccer is
in the county's plans. It may or may not be up by
March 1, Duennes said.
Another change is expected to take place. Orl'-
nally the the distance from home to the left, center and
rightfield fences was set at 300 feet.
With some prodding from Anna Maria Island Little
League coaches and Anna Maria Island Community
Center's Scott Dell, the fence is being moved back in
centerfield.
The outfield fence now will be 300 feet from home
to the left and rightfield fence and will make an arc into
centerfield until it's between 360 and 380 feet in dead
center.
Dell said he would like to see the centerfield fence
at 340 to 360 feet from home because at 380 feet, the
fence would be right on top of the sidewalk along Flo-
tilla Drive.
"We're working on a list of things we need to do to,
get the field ready," Mayor Carol Whitmore said. "Tech-
nically, it's ready except for the mound and the outfield
fencing, which is on order. We're shooting for a March 1
target date to play. We're not sure when the dedication
ceremony will be, because we're waiting on the sign."
Most of the things the city is waiting for are touch-
up items. The city needs to make a shell path from the
parking lot south of the tennis courts and north of left
field, Whitmore said. A portable concession stand will
be used until a permanent structure can be built.
"It really will be a year before the field is com-
pletely- ready with all the amenities," Whitmore said.
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Rex and Helen Hagen of Holmes Beach donated
$6,000 to buy bleachers for the field and they are up
and ready.
The city is also holding $40,000 of Hagen dona-
tions that some day will be used to light the field,
Whitmore said.
Duennes agreed with Whitmore that March 1 is a
"realistic target date" to open the field for play.
"It's not going to be in perfect condition," Duennes
said. "It's going to be a little scabby. There are some de-
formations in the field. If you were to magnify a football
or basketball, it would look like the surface of the field.
"The pitcher's mound goes in this week. The
county has the outfield fence in their schedule, but we
haven't heard a date and I don't think one's been set.
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"The Center can organize a group of volunteers to
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ready," Dell said. "I wouldn't put kids on it right now
because it's a safety hazard with the bumps in the in-
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"Both of those problems can be remedied. They
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"I'm just excited that it's finally going to be fin-
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South Florida gets zapped by cold; mercury warnings


If you think we've had it bad with back-to-back
cold snaps of late, wait until you hear what happened
in usually balmy Collier County.
We did a road trip to east Naples last week. Out
near the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary we noticed how
brown all the plants and grass had turned. "Must be a
real drought problem down here," I muttered, until I
noticed all the standing water on the ground.
It wasn't a drought that had killed off the plants -
even virtually indestructible Brazilian pepper trees -
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Apparently Collier County got hit with below-
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4 the temperature there got as low as 26 degrees.
Farmers are estimating 50 percent losses in veg-
etable crops, notably cucumbers, melons, beans and
squash, according to some early reports. Losses could
be well into the millions of dollars.
One agriculture expert quoted in the local paper
there said that people me included tend to think
that we're in the tropics in Southwest Florida. We're
not: This is the subtropics. And even in Naples, when
you get inland, it can freeze. Hard.
Another oddity we noticed in Naples was the lime-
stone. We passed one huge quarry and a half-dozen
square lakes, which I guess are the end product of min-
ing operations. A lot of the land down there has just a
few inches of topsoil over limestone rocks, or I guess
they should be properly called boulders. I hadn't real-
ized the level of rockiness enjoyed by our neighbors to
the south.
- Another note: the traffic. If you think we've got it
bad on the Island during the season, take a trip south.
"Rush hour" in Ft. Myers and Naples starts at about 6
a.m. and ends at 10 p.m. Gridlock is the norm, not the
exception.
A transportation planner once explained that high-
way officials determine how bad a road is by giving it
different classifications, called "levels of service." A
Level of Service A is virtually no cars other than yours.
Level of Service D means you come to a traffic signal
and it cycles once before you get through it.
In Ft. Myers, they must have Level of Service Z.
Oh, and have you ever noticed that there must be
some kind of development rule that requires the project
be named after whatever was there before there were
houses? You know, like at "Two Eagles" development
there must have been a pair of eagles on the property
before the bulldozers came through, or "Valencia"
means that once, years ago, there was a living orange
tree someplace?
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flatwoods.
"Pine Flatlands" leveled.
You get the idea.

The heat is on for fishy mercury levels
The feds have come out with some strict new warn-
ings on eating king mackerel, shark, swordfish and tile-
fish from Florida waters due to high levels of toxic
mercury found in the species.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is now
saying that women of childbearing age, nursing moth-
ers or young children shouldn't eat those fish at all
because of the mercury level in fish flesh.
Mercury poisoning causes problems in developing
neurological systems in humans.
A 1994 ruling by the feds warned people in those
at-risk groups to limit their intake of shark and sword-
fish to no more than once per month. The new ruling
is obviously much more severe.
Mercury enters the atmosphere as a byproduct of
burning fossil fuels. It settles into the water and is absorbed
by aquatic organisms. The mercury accumulates in higher
concentrations the higher up the food chain you go, so top-
end fish like the four mentioned have lots and lots of
mercury in 'em. And, as consumers, humans can accumu-
late even more mercury by eating the fish.
Interestingly, tuna is not included in the new advi-
sory a fish similar to the four warning species in that
it's high up the food chain. The feds say you can still
eat up to 2.2 pounds of tuna a week, although some
states advise the at-risk groups to limit their tuna intake
to no more than six ounces a week.
I think I'll stick with mullet.

National tree sought
The National Arbor Day Foundation is seeking
nominees for a U.S. National Tree.
No, we don't have a national tree in this country,
although we do have 50 state trees. Florida's state tree,
by the way, is the Sabal palm.


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Deadline is April 26, and the winner will be an-
nounced on Arbor Day, April 27.
The foundation admits it's got an uphill battle to
get a tree approved by Congress. Three resolutions
have been presented in the past decade for the oak to
be the national tree, but the resolutions never got out
of committee for a full floor vote.
In fact, there are only four "national" anything -
the flower (rose), the national anthem, the flag and the
national march song, "Stars and Stripes Forever."
Even the eagle isn't really the national bird. It was
approved as part of the national seal in 1782, but Con-
gress has never gotten around to naming the bird as our
official national symbol.

0 Sandscript factoid
These aren't factoids so much as funny stories. I
would like to believe they're true, too.
An unsuspecting motorist in England was caught
in an automated speed trap that measured his speed
using radar and photographed his car. He later received
in the mail a ticket for 40 pounds and a photo of his car.
Instead of payment, he sent the police department a
photograph of 40 pounds. Several days later, he re-
ceived a letter from the police that contained another
photograph of handcuffs. The motorist promptly
sent the money for the fine.
Here's one from San Francisco.
A man wanting to rob a downtown bank walked
into a Bank of America branch and wrote on a deposit
slip, "This iz a stikkup. Put all you muny in this bag."
While standing in line waiting to give his note to
a teller, he began to worry that someone had seen him
write the note and that he or she might call the police
before he got to the teller's window, so he left the Bank
of America and crossed the street to Wells Fargo Bank.
After waiting a few minutes in line, he handed his
note to the Wells Fargo teller. She read it and, surmis-
ing from his spelling he wasn't the brightest light in the
harbor, told him that she couldn't accept his stickup
note on a deposit slip from Bank of America. He'd
have to fill out a Wells Fargo slip or go back to Bank
of America, she said.
Looking somewhat defeated, the man said "OK"
and left. The Wells Fargo teller called police, who ar-
rested the man a few minutes later as he was waiting
in line back at Bank of America.
Duh?


$300 catch
Brian Bender happily displays the
Sbonnethead shark that brought him a $300
windfall from Mote Marine Laboratory.
More scientists offered a reward to encour-
S age fishermen to help their shark tagging
program, and the tag from Bender's shark
16 was picked in the annual drawing. Bender
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Grouper moving to deeper water, warm weather boon


By Capt. David Futch
The grouper have moved to deeper water in hopes
of finding a warmer spot to hunker down. You'll have
to go out a little farther to find them.
A warm weather trend should allow fishing to im-
prove. Snook, which are susceptible to cold, ought to
come out of their motionless funk.
Kim Shearer said Capt. Zach Zacharias on the
DeeJay II reports catching mostly sheepshead, grou-
per, flounder, mangrove snapper and scattered reds.
Most of the snook are in the Cortez and Palma Solla
areas, and survived the freeze. Some big trout should
be found in the Gulfl when the wind settles, Zach said.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams said
you can catch plenty of sheepshead and some trout but
that the snook are cold and have lockjaw.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said
nothing much has changed since last week. There are
a lot of sheepshead and mangrove snapper around
the Key Royale Bridge and the Longboat Pass
Bridge, he said.
"Trolling for grouper is still strong in the Tampa
Bay shipping channel from Egmont to the Sunshine
Skyway Bridge," Lowman said. "Offshore bottom fish-
ing is still great with plenty of gags around. We're
heading into some good weather and that should help
fishing. The water in the bay is clear so look for trout
fishing to turn on as the water temperature rises. Trout
fishing off the fort at Egmont and along the beaches has
been producing some lunkers."
Lee Goss at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
redfish, trout and sheepshead are the operative fish this
week and they're biting shrimp. Grouper are in 30 to
50 feet of water if you can stand the wind, Goss said.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier in Anna Maria
said sheepshead are about the only thing biting. "As
soon as the water warms up," Kilb said, "we'll catch
the:fish that are sitting under the pier."
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
-Road said fishing has been "iffy" around the islands, so
he headed south to Boca Grande for some Charlotte
Harbor fishing.
. "We, \vent to Bull Bay and had a great time catch-
ing redfish and snook on the coldest day of the year,"
Smith said. "It's beautiful to see that bay. It's one of the
prettiest places in Florida. We caught schooling redfish
and a 36-inch snook. Overall it was a nice experience.
It's just a beautiful place. We used Yo-zuri crystal
minnow lures. I was really surprised the fish bit at all
because the air temperature was 31 degrees."
Capt. Curt Morrison and Capt. Ryan Hack-
ney on the Neva-Miss said they're still catching gag
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Ken Frvhack caught these sheepshead off the Anna Maria Island Bridge. Join in The Islander's sheepies contest.

Sheepies contest begins at Islander


Ken Fryback is the first entrant in The
islander's sheepshead contest. The rules are
simple: Either bring a picture of the biggest sheep-
shead you've caught in 2001 to T7le Islander news-
paper office, or bring your fish by during office
hours and we'll take a picture of you and your
catch. We'll also need weight/length info along
with your name and any other details about the


plenty of them.
"Make sure you have threadfin herring and sar-
dines and live pinfish because you're going to have to
change bait." Morrison said. "You can drop pinfish
down and they might not eat it. We got nice mangrove
snapper to 4 pounds on herring. Th' e gags arc a little
farther out because of water temlnperature and clarity."
Capt. Justin Moore on the Prima Donna II said
there are reds and sheepshead around docks.
"The sheepshead are spawning and hard to get to
bite unless you have fiddler crabs." Moore said. "There
are a lot of trout in shallow water. There are grouper
offshore, but the water is cloudy."
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went out twice when the weather subsided and live bait
was the key.
"We were catching grouper in 85 to 90 feet and
getting 10 to 15 a trip to 15 pounds. There were big
mangrove snapper to 6 pounds.
"Tuina are riiht around the corner," Salgado said.
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Real Estate


Island property sales
101 Seventh St. S., Bradenton Beach, a 2,028 sfla
duplex built in 1949 on a 50x 100 lot, was sold 12/4/00,
Kalberer to Beigh, for $450,000; list $699,000.
214 Fir, Anna Maria, a 6bed/4bath/4cp 2,840 sfla
duplex built in 1969 on a 79x 100 lot, was sold 12/5/00,
Langhein to Christe, for $500,000; list $539,000.
2907 Avenue E, Holmes Beach, a 1,552 sfla du-
plex built in 1940 on a 50x100 lot, was sold 12/7/00,
Lopez-Jones to Zaccagnino, for $190,000; list
$210,000.
306 63rd St., Holmes Beach, a 2,752 sfla duplex
,built in 1980 on a 85x 100 lot, was sold 12/4/00, Hayo
to Dolan, for $286,000; list $295,000.
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3car/pool home built in 1997 on a 75x 115 lot, was sold
12/4/00, Troesch to Breiter, for $553,000.
5200 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 308 Martinique
South, a Gulffront 1,309 sfla 3bed/2.5bath condo built
in 1970, was sold 12/4/00, Teale to Elsasser, for
$330,000; list $345,000.
522 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, 4A Bayou, an 822 sfla
2bed/lbath condo built in 1973. was sold 12/8/00,
Kinyon to Tuttle, for $120,000.
703 Fern, Anna Maria, a 1056 sfla 3bed/2bath/cp
home built in 1940 on a 50x100 lot, was sold 12/5/00,
Thomas to Sparks, for $253,900.
802 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, a bayfront 2bed/
2bath 961 sfla home built in 1975 on a 56x97 lot, was
sold 12/4/00, Gray to Lawrence, for $440,000; list
$480,000.
Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 135 Runaway Bay, a
1,080 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1978, was sold 12/
12/00, Carter to Westendorf, for $167,000; list
$169,000.
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built in 1969 on a 57x 100 lot, was sold 12/13/00, Intile
to Owens, for $225,000.
208 82nd St., Holmes Beach, a 2,136 sfla duplex
built in 1972 on a 90x90 lot, was sold 12/1 1/00, Smith
to Annis, for $240,000.
2912 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a 1,512 sfla duplex
built in 1982 on a 50x100 lot, was sold 12/12/00,
Hennessey to Bartoil, for $199,000; list $199,000.
308 64th St., Holmes Beach, a 4,012 sfla 6bed/
4bath duplex built in 1993 on a 90x104 lot, was sold
12/12/00, Mader to Anderson, for $440,000; list
$440,000.
3601 E. Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 208 Sandy Pointe
2, a 1,004 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1994, was sold
12/14/00, Cunningham to Meyers, for $114,900.
518 Magnolia, Anna Maria, a 2bed/2bath 1,472
sfla home built in 1995 on a 52x145 lot, was sold 12/
11/00, Armstrong to Miglio, for $275,000.
*Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate
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pound to benefit Island Players. Purchase at
SunCoast Real Estate or The Islander Newspaper.
Island Shopping Center, 5402 Gulf Drive at Holmes
Beach. 779-0202.

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

COMPUTER EQUIPMENT for sale. All Macintosh
products. 20-inch Apple color monitor, Power Mac
7100/66 hard drive. UMax Scanner. Pioneer Cd-Rom
carousel changer. Two portable zip drives, one Jazz
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LARGE WOOD BAKER'S cabinet from old restau-
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Glass doors on top, sliding wood doors on bottom
with shelves for storage. Good shape. Needs paint
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WIND SURFER NEW $450, wood/wicker rocking
chair $75, new Kraftmaid, upper kitchen cabinets
$450, Loveseat, tan/floral print $100, over-stuffed
chair with wicker sides $75. 779-2296.

SERTA SINGLE-bed mattress. Extra firm, new, $100.
Folding bed cover for small pick-up, $50. 778-5796.

FUTON EXTRA THICK mattress $150, two wicker,
rattan bar stools $30 each, recliner $25, weed eater
$45, schwinn bike classic 778-5942.






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VACATION 9v
PROPERTIES, LLC.

Welcome back to all
our winter residents!
We've signed up 20 new
rentals in the past three weeks!
We're taking weekly and monthly
reservations for this coming winter season.
Call now!!

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



YOUR HOMETOWN REALTOR SINCE 1939

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New Year: New Home!


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ISLAND HOME Easy walk to the beach. 2BR/2BA,
enclosed porch, den, party room with hot tub, sun porch,
three-car garage, plus room for boat or motor home.
Newer appliances, siding, carpet, decorating. Well-built
home in great shape. $239,000. Call Yvonne Higgins
778-2246, or 720-3879.



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COQUINA MOORINGS Fabulous Gulf and bay views
from this unique 3BR/2BA turnkey-furnished apartment.
Spacious floor plan and just steps to the beach. Pool,
covered parking and deep-water docks. $365,000. Call
Dave Moynihan at 778-2246, or 778-7976 eves.
2217 GULF DRIVE NORTH BRADENTON BEACH
941 778-2246 8 800 211-2323


PATIO FURNITURE, fiberglass six wicker chairs, two
glass-top tables, cushions, one floor lamp, one table
lamp, one swag lamp, used indoors only. Excellent
condition. $650. Or best offer. 383-5022.

30 inch ELECTRIC STOVE, microwave dishwasher,
almond two years old, like new $675 or best offer.
683-5022.



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


ANNA MARIA



REAL ESTATE, INC
REAL ESTATE, INC.


Gloria Schorpp Helen White Mary Ann Schmidt
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX
2BR/2BA each side. Central Holmes Beach. Close to
library, beach, shopping and bus line. Garages and
work area. Great rental. $285,000.
ANNA MARIA CITY
4BR/2.5BA canalfront home. Close to beautiful
beach. Two fireplaces, boathouse, many upgrades,
dumbwaiter, residential area. $574,900.
HOLMES BEACH CONDO
2BR/2BA Beach View Condo. Heated pool. Under-
building parking, small pets, close to beach, shopping
and restaurants. Good rental. $189,900.
BEACH HOUSE
4BR/4BA turnkey furnished beach house west of
Gulf Drive in historic Anna Maria City. Large lot,
great rental. $589,000.
SEASIDE GARDENS PRIVATE DOCK
1 BR/1BA turnkey furnished villa with your own private
dock. Very nice water view, central location, convenient
to everything. Covered parking. $142,500.
KEY ROYALE
3BR/2BA furnished home on sailboat water with di-
rect access to Tampa Bay. Split plan, two-car garage,
caged pool, nicely landscaped. $ 419,900.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB
2BR/2BA Gulffronr turnkey-furnished condo.
Gorgeous Gulf view, beautiful beach, heated pool,
excellent rental income. $475,000.


Julie Gilstrap-Royal Patti Marifjeren
ATTENTION PROPERTY OWNERS
Were you satisfied wirh your seasonal rental income?
We will be glad to give you a rental income projection
on your property. Just call us at 1-800-732-0-i.34.

ANNUAL RENTALS
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SEASONAL RENTALS
Condominiums iand HoIims Weekly/Mouthly
Irom $500 week / $1000 month

779-0202 (800) 732-6434
ANNA MARIA

MS SISL Coast
REAL ESTATE, INC.
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 www.suncoastinc.com






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BODY? MIND? SPIRIT? Who are you? Call 925-
7995. Attend a lecture at Books-A-Million Gulf Gate,
Jan. 20, 7pm.

OPEN AUDITIONS, Island Players "The Sunshine
Boys." Three men (30+ 60+), two women (20-40).
Phyllis Elfenbein, Director. Sunday, Jan. 21, 7:30
p.m. Island Real Estate and Harrington House, co-
producers. Island Players, Gulf Drive and Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria 778-4412.

PSYCHIC BY THE BEACH every Sunday noon-5pm.
Bradenton Beach Hair Salon, 109 Seventh St. N.
Alexandra, 794-1928. songsoftarot@earthlink.net


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

YARD SALE SATURDAY Jan. 20, 8am 3pm. Enter-
tainment center, sectional sofa, household items,
stereo and more. 212 66th St., Holmes Beach.

MULTI-FAMILY SALE. Friday and Saturday 8-noon.
Bedroom furniture, sofa, chairs, lamps, misc. 117 and
119 52nd St., Holmes Beach.

FIND GREAT DEALS for everything in The Islander,
778-7978.


ESTATE SALE, Friday, Jan. 19, 8305 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Victorian, Berkey-Gay bookcase,
davenport desk, marble-top chest, washstand and
chair, saxophone, cedar chest, sofa bed, recliners,
two leather sofas, console TV, king size beds,
rocker, set of china, American Fostoria, desk dry
sink, books, kitchenware, including bread machine
and microwave oven. Linens, china, glass, bric-a-
brac. Sale conducted by Palma Sola Appraisals and
Sales Inc., Ina Baden, President. Numbers given out
at 8am.


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

FOUND your bracelet. 22nd and Avenue C. 778-
3875.

REWARD! Lost kitty, Bradenton Beach. Nine-month-
old male tabby, white star on forehead, white
patches. 779-1739.


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.

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.


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.


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.


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THIS BREATHTAKING VIEW is yours with construc-
tion of your Gulffront retreat! In private residential
area of Anna Maria. You can build a NEW home for
price older homes are selling for in the same area.
Platted lot ready to build! Asking $875,000.


CHARMING AND IMMACULATE 2BR/2BA home
has almost 1,200 sq.ft. living area featuring an
"open plan" design. Spacious living room and dining
plus cozy Florida room and 19-b'y-24 foot deck and
12-by-12 foot patio, both surrounded by lovely
tropical foliage. A few steps to public tennis courts
and a few more to beautiful beach! ONLY $229,900
and turnkey furnished!


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FRANKLIN REALTY BROKER
"We ARE the Island."
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florida 34216
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sive subdivision. 3BR plus office or den, 3BA, as-
signed boat docks on protected bayou, community
pool/spa, short walk to the Gulf of Mexico. Boat-
ing water with no bridge obstruction to the
Intracoastal Waterway. Priced at $649,000. Call
Carol or Clarke Williams 744-0700 eves.
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3BR/2BA home with caged pool in outstanding area.
Split plan, lots of tile, newer roof, A/C, appliances.
$153,900. Call Michel Cerene 792-6546 eves.


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

HELP WANTED FULLTIME. Retail sales clerk,
office. Also opening for a cabinet builder. Must have
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 of-
fices 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.

DINING SERVERS wanted for fine dining
restaurant. Call Chef Damon or apply in person at
Ooh La La! Tops in tips! Call 778-5320 or stop by
5406 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach.


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

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT POSITION in local real
estate office. real estate license required. Send re-
sume to PO Box 814, Anna Maria, FL 34216.

TAXI DRIVERS-clean-cut, clean records, no special
license. Day or night shifts, full or part-time. Season
is here! Island Transportation 737-0336.

RENTAL AGENT, licensed, wanted for major island real
estate office. Competitive salary and benefits. Contact: Box
2314, Sarasota, FL 34230. All inquiries confidential.

MOTHER'S HELPER for two year old boy and six
month old girl in NW Bradenton home. Tuesday-
Thursday, 2-6pm. References and experience
required. Additional hours possible. 761-2440.

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


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


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

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

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

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


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OPENING DOORS TO MANATEE COUNTY


GULFFRONT LOT. Incredible buildable lot on
north end of Anna Maria. Full unobstructed
Gulf view. Some trees, private
tropical setting. One of the best lots on the
gulf. $799,900. Sandy Drapala 749-5797 or
Kathy Marcinko 252-1618. 46576
WATERFRONT
EXCEPTIONAL RIVERFRONT COMMUNITY.
This home has deeded boat slip with electric
davit on community dock. Direct access to
Tampa Bay and the Gulf. Master suite with
separate office area in addition to spacious sit-
ting area. $239.900. Sandy Drapala 749-5797
or Kathy Marcinko 252-1618. 70458
14 +/- ACRES on two parcels with fabulous
Terra Ceia view. $398,000. John Koeck 722-
9160 or Sandy Harmon 722-1347. 45563


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
WESTSIDE DIAMOND in much sought after
neighborhood. Extra clean 2BR, two-car
garage home with enclosed rear lanai, fenced
backyard, fruit trees. $112,900. Chuck West
374-3211. 72128
BEAUTIFUL MATURE OAK TREES surround
this westside home on spacious corner lot. 3BR,
cozy family room, photographer's dark room,
screened lanai. $142,000. Sandy Drapala
749-5797 or Kathy Marcinko 252-1618. 72132


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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
andy's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
Serie We Monitor Irrigation Systems
1 service INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
778-1345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
t i Established in 1983 _
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@@ 'U'B@Tl@D o CRC 035261 EXPERIENCED
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CONSTRUCTION
CONSTRUCTION Remodeling Contractors
CONSTRUCTION In-house plan designs
~~ONTUON Building Anna Maria since 1975
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Residential Commercial
Check ouir references:
"Quality work tt a reasonable price. .,v
Ucensed/Insured Serving Anna Maria Island Since 1986 761-8900

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




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Wilson Walls NC
STUCCO SPECIALIST


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





JEDE ART VON DAECHERN
UND REPERATUREN
Spezialisiert in Metalldaecher

PDF Roofing Concepts, Inc

359-1199 Lic. #CCC044909


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


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WAT1ERING; IIESTRICTIONS
Rules in effect for Manatee County:
Lawn and landscape watering is limited to one
day a week.
SAddresses ending in even numbers (or A M):
Tuesday.
> Addresses ending in odd numbers (or N Z):
Sunday.
>Irrigation not allowed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Irrigation with treated waste water allowed any
lime.)
SOwners can wash their vehicles anytime as long
as they use a hand-held hose with a shut-off nozzle.
(Pull the car on the lawn to wash!)
> Rinsing boats and flushing of boat motors is
allowed for ten minutes daily.
> Hand-watering of plants, NOT LAWNS, is
permitted any day.
Questions or comments? Call the South-
west Florida Water Management District
(Swiftmud) toll-free: 1-800-423-1476.


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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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MANGROVE TRIMMING: Time to trim your man-
groves? Licensed, professional mangrove trimmer.
Over five years experience. Call Dan 792-7016 for
free estimates.

ACUPUNCTURE PHYSICIAN Irma Nussbaum, AP,
RN, MS, GSA. Have a happier new year add acu-
puncture to your health care. Mobile unit, weekend
and evening appointments available. 792-0852.

PROFESSIONAL RESIDENTIAL and boat interior
cleaning. Free estimates. Call Deborah 722-9802.

TRANSPORTATION To and from Tampa Airport.
Anytime call 778-7934.



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

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

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

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



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.


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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.

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and rre'1by
Hunter Douglas and other major manufacturers. Life-
time warranty. Call Island resident Keith Barnett for
a free in-home consultation. Many Island references,
15 years experience. 941-778-3526 or 730-0516.

THIRTY YEARS craftsman experience. Interior, ex-
terior, doors, stairs, windows and trim. Have sawmill,
will travel. 745-1043 Dan Michael, master carpenter.

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.

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



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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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 furnished. Seasonal
$1,450/month, annual $650/month, $650/security.
Included water and garbage, no pets. 778-5114.
RESORT 66, 1BR efficiency, full housekeeping ser-
vice, TV w/cable, pool, ocean, hot tub, fully furnished.
SLocated on beautiful Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Is-
land, Florida. Available weeks of March 3-10, 10-17,
17-24. Call (315)894-2304.
ANi4UAL STUDIO 1 BR/1 BA directly on Gulf of Mexico.
Private besh, 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 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.

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.

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

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

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

ANNUAL RENTALS, several to choose from. Big
ones, small ones, and one just right for you. Mike
Norman Realty, 778-6696.

RENTAL WANTED: March and possibly April. 2BR/
2BA condo or house, near beach. Call 778-1880, ask
for Dantia or Barry Gould.
SEASONAL/MONTHLY Anna Maria 2BR/1BA near
Rod and Reel Pier. $500/week, $1,500/month.
387-8610.

ANNA MARIA CITY Senior Canadian couple looking
for turnkey 1 BR or 2BR house or apartment for Feb-
ruary or March 2002. 778-7096.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND Club. Rental for March and
April. Non-smoking, adults, no pets. $1,200 per
week. 813-949-3713.

EFFICIENCY, GROUND-FLOOR, friendly, private
home, fully furnished. Half-block to beach or bay. No
pets, no smoking. $990 monthly total. 778-9002.

HOLMES BEACH annual, unfurnished, 2BR/1BA,
one block to beach, shops. No washer hook-up. Tile
kitchen and bath $685/month. 778-8352.

HOLMES BOULEVARD, 2BR/1.5BA. Decks and
yard on lake. Garage, 1 1.5/2 blocks to beach. Avail-
able March/April $1,1750/month. 778-4010.

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Cheaper than therapy and a lot more fun.
Home Office Confidential
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BEAUTIFUL 2BR/1BA apartments, close to beach.
$950-$975/month. Cute 1BR/1BA apartment, close
to beach. $600/month. Waterfront condos with pool,
tennis and boat docks. $975-$1,000/month. Call Is-
land Vacation Properties, 778-6849.

ANNUAL RENTAL, 1BR/1BA, ground level unit in
Anna Maria available Feb. 1. $600/month. Call Jeff
Kenrick, Marina Pointe Realty Co., 713-5478.

VACATION RENTAL in Bradenton Beach. 2BR/
1.5BA, one block to beach, turnkey. Available March
1. Small pets ok! 778-7098.

NORTH TIP, Beach two blocks, 3BR/2BA elevated home,
tropical garden, no smoking/pets. Available January-March
15, 2002. $2,500/month. (813)258-4103.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA duplex one block from beach.
$700/month, walking distance to beach, Publix and
shopping. (813)247-3178.

HOLMES BEACH, late cancellation. Available now.
Large 1BR/1BA, pool, tennis, close to beach and
Publix. Old Florida Realty, 778-3377.

WANTED! Room or small unit to rent. Annual or sea-
sonal. Mature non-smoking male. Close to beach.
778-1496 or (314)961-1928.

MARTINQUE NORTH, February 2001. Gulffront,
panoramic view. 2BR condo, $3,000, plus tax.
387-8702.


SENIOR COUPLE looking for rental for month of
March. Two bedrooms. Call (941)947-6628.

RENTAL ACROSS FROM beach. Recently updated
3BR/1BA ground-floor house. Available January,
$600/week. 750 N. Shore Drive. 778-9482.

SEASONAL RENTAL, furnished, 1BR apartment.
Holmes Beach, block to beach, upstairs, $1,400/
month. January thru April. Includes cable, utilities,
washer/dryer. (407)846-8741.



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.

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

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.


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

HOLMES BEACH CONDO, 2BR/2.5BA, beautifully
furnished, Gulf view, walk to beach, pool, covered
parking. FSBO, $145,000. 778-3597.

ELEVATED ATTACHED villa built in 1995, $134,999.
3BR/2BA two-car garage. 1,344 sq. ft. on Holmes
Beach. Minutes to beach. 778-7603.

ISLAND BEST BUY! This cute 1BR + Den villa is
centrally located in Holmes beach close to boat ramp
and shopping. This unit is sold furnished including
washer/dryer, has covered parking, wooden deck
and more, $92,000. Call Claire Tort, Green Real
Estate, 778-0455/720-0363.

SANDPIPER SENIOR Mobile Home Park #504. remod-
eled 1 BR $14,900 or best offer. Call 778-3781 or 778-1140.

MORE HOUSE for your money. 2BR/2BA, den, en-
closed porch, party room with hot tub, sundeck,
three-car garage, plus room for a large boat or mo-
tor home, newer appliances, carpet, siding, decor.
Easy walk to beach and peek-a-views of Gulf. Very
well cared for. $239,000. Call Yvonne Higgins,
Wagner realty, 720-3879.

PERICO BAY CLUB condo. Excellent condition.
2BR/2BA first level. Tile floor in kitchen and baths.
New appliances, gated community. 792-2529.


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BEAUTIFUL GULF BEACHES of Anna
Maria Island are steps from this quality
constructed 4BR home with large pool, lush
landscaping and privacy. Large lot, open
floor plan, fireplace, patio and two-car
garage. $319,000. MLS#70628


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




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VERY UNIQUE direct Gulffront property
with 110 feet on Gulf with beach cottage.
Super views, great beach, fantastic loca-
tion! $1,248,400. MLS#72163


UPDATED DUPLEX This 3BR/1BA and
1BR/1BA duplex has been upgraded on
both sides with new kitchens, remodeled
bathrooms and new carpet and tile. Another
bathroom could be added to the 3BR/1BA
unit for additional income. Common laundry
room and big yard make this a good invest-
ment! $219,900. MLS#70309


DUPLEX ZONED building lot. Great loca-
tion on a lake and within walking distance to
the Gulf. $149,000. MLS#70878


WONDERFUL BAY VIEWS from elevated
canalfront home on north end of Anna
Maria. Like new 3BR/3BA has large private
wood deck, new kitchen, newly tiled floors
and new metal roof. $389,900. MLS#72129


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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


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/1 BA. All annual tenants, but could be
seasonal. $399,900. Ed Oliveira 778-4800 or
778-1199. MLS#41886


WELL-LOCATED DUPLEX Enjoy living near the GLEN LAKES Upgraded kitchen, satellite
beach in a single-family neighborhood at an afford- dish, new sod, sprinkler system. Enjoy water-
able price. This unique two-story, block-construction front property. Large yard, caged pool and
duplex offers 2B/1 BA on each floor with a delight- deck. Immaculatehome. ove-in condition.
ful, large, shaded backyard. Price of $224,000 $169,900. Bob Wolter 778-4800. MLS#70080
includes new roof and repainting as well as other
interior upgrades. Call Ken Rickett 778-3026.
ICE CREAM AND SANDWICH SHOP (Business Orily) 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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GULF VIEW CONDO
Furnished 2BR/2BA
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Heated pool
Oversized 1,400 sq.ft.
Screened lanai
Roof-top sun deck
Steps to beach
^ $269,000
Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria Inc.
SALES/RENTALS

5408 Marina Drive Holmes Beach 778-7244
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