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'The Best News on Anna Maria Island"
By Laurie Krosney
In a hotly contested race, Linda Cramer and John
Michaels triumphed from a field of seven candidates
Tuesday to win two-year terms on the Anna Maria City
The outcome was announced at approximately
7:25 p.m. at city hall by Deputy City Clerk Diane
Of the 1,641 registered voters, 693 cast ballots
Tuesday, including 26 absentee ballots. The vote rep-
resents a 42.2 percent turnout for the Feb. 13 election.
The total vote was 268 for Michaels, 239 for
Cramer, Jason Cimino 234 votes. Chuck Webb 231,
George McKay 198, Diana Milesko 100 and Jeff Smith
Cramer said, "I'm really pleased. I put in a lot of
hard work and now I hope we'll prioritize our needs
and goals. I was really pleased with the great partici-
pation in the election. I think my 20 years on Anna
Maria Island paid off tonight."
Michaels was also delighted. "The first thing I'm
going to do is call my wife," he said.
Cramer and Michaels will take the seats of Com-
missioner Bob Barlow and Vice Mayor Doug Wolfe.
Commissioners are paid $4,800 annually.
The two new commissioners will officially begin
their two-year terms when they are sworn in on Thurs-
day, Feb. 22 at the regular city commission meeting.
Volume 9, no. 14,
Feb. 14, 2001 FREE
Presswood and Mary
Elizabeth Finn met at
on Cortez Road last
week while seeking out
goodies. They found
the shop the perfect
choice ever more so
David Snyder of
them with chocolate
following a tour
through the huge
kitchen and the enor-
mous mixing vats of
messy. Mnmmm, every-
thing looked fantastic,
although the girls
preferred the decora-
boxes most of all. The
roses in the basket (for
the moms) were
courtesy of Cortez
Photo: Bonner Futch
Bradenton, Citizens agree on Perico mediator
By David Futch
Clearwater attorney Patrick Maguire has been cho-
sen to mediate a dispute between Bradenton and Con-
cerned Citizens of Manatee County over amendments
to the city's comprehensive land-use plan that allowed
the city to approve an 898-unit project on north Perico
The city and Concerned Citizens agreed on
Maguire after two mediators had been rejected, one by
each side, according to Concerned Citizens attorney
Maguire, 50, is a former assistant attorney for
Pinellas County who has litigated taxation cases
against the state and the Church of Scientology. His
resume indicates he's worked with Pinellas County's
rights-of-way department, property appraiser, clerk of
the court, building department and county commission-
"Serving as a mediator is the most fulfilling area of
my practice," Maguire writes in his resume. "To assist
parties in arriving at a resolution of their dispute in a
fair, creative and professional manner is a wonderful
and refreshing alternative to pure advocacy."
Jim Minix, senior assistant Manatee County attor-
ney, suggested using Maguire, and the city agreed.
Manatee County and the three Island cities are
participants in the Concerned Citizens' challenge of
amendments to the city's comprehensive land-use plan.
Those amendments allowed Bradenton City Coun-
cil members to approve the Arvida Co. project on north
Concerned Citizens and its member of standing in
the case, Doris Schember, are opposed to the project for
environmental, traffic and hurricane evacuation rea-
"Manatee County has used Mr. Maguire in the
past, mostly for eminent domain and inverse condem-
nation cases," Minix said. "We find him to be a fair-
minded and tenacious mediator who, we believe, has a
chance to resolve this case before we risk the uncer-
tainty of a lengthy hearing and appeals process."
Originally scheduled for Valentine's Day, the pri-
vate mediation session has been moved to Feb. 21,
"We've scheduled a full day and could go to a sec-
ond day if sufficient progress is made," Lobeck said.
"Patrick Maguire is a very experienced mediator who
has handled a number of eminent domain cases. He was
chosen by default because two other mediators were
rejected for a number of reasons."
Bradenton had offered up an attorney from Fort
Myers. Lobeck and Concerned Citizens rejected him
because he represents developers.
Concerned Citizens offered up Bradenton land-
scape architect Jim Stansbury. The city rejected him
because Stansbury once spoke against a development
planned near his home.
All sides including the Florida Department of
Community Affairs, the city, the county, Concerned
Citizens and the three Anna Maria Island cities -
PLEASE SEE PERICO, NEXT PAGE
Harmonizing in AMI
The Gulfcoast Sandpipers Barbershop
Singers will perform at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center Thursday at 1 p.m.
The Cortez Fishing Festival is tops for
fun, food and entertainment and it's here
this weekend. Herd the family to the village
both Saturday and Sunday for a foot-stomp-
ing gullet-full of fun. Arts and crafts, too.
Admission: $3 for adults, kids under 12 free!
Thieves and the like
The Anna Maria Island Privateers play
host to a bevy of "thieves" at their flea market
Saturday at the Holmes Beach City Field.
Don't miss the bargains.
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Perico mediator selected
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
agreed on Maguire, Lobeck said.
For the past two weeks, the city's attorneys and
Lobeck have been taking depositions for the challenge
to the city's amendments.
Lobeck said he deposed Bradenton planner Pierre
Abadjian Feb. 12 for 10 hours. Abadjian was the plan-
ner directly involved in guiding Arvida's project
through the city's planning stages, Lobeck said.
Last week, he deposed Bradenton Mayor Wayne
Poston and Jerry West, the city's planning director.
Prior to that, attorneys retained by Arvida to rep-
resent Bradenton from the Tallahassee firm of Hop-
ping, Green and Sams questioned Concerned Citizens'
traffic expert Randall Toth, professional planner Peter
; Dailey and hurricane expert Dr. Rob Young of North
S "I think the depositions strengthen our case,"
Lobeck said. "Bradenton planners acknowledged the
city's plan lacked the constraint of Manatee County's
land-use plan as it applies to Perico Island."
Edward Hill, president of Arvida's Central Florida
Operations. has asked to be present during the media-
"I'm still conferring with my client about Mr.
Hill." Lobeck said. "The theory is that since Arvida
The Anna Maria Island Privateers will sponsor
a Thieves' Market Saturday, Feb. 17, to support
programs for Island youngsters and help pay for the
new boat float of the civic service organization.
The event will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the
Holmes Beach City Hall field, 5901 Marina Drive.
"That's where you'll find treasure and refresh-
ments," said the Privateers.
They expect vendors who will have collectibles,
books, crafts, tools, furniture, jewelry, antiques and
clothing, among otheritems. A few spaces remain for
vendors at $15 per 10-by-20-foot lot.
The nonprofit organization is edging nearer to
the $30,000 it needs to pay for the new boat/float
that is near completion, said Privateers Treasurer
would be present, a negotiated settlement would be
Mayor Wayne Poston repeated what he says the
city wanted all along add Schember's complaint to
the two ManaSota-88 lawsuits and mediate all three at
"Why do this individually?" Poston asked. "Get all
the parties together and get this done. I think it's a stall
tactic. The opponents of the project think that if they
Stan Weyman. Another $7,000 or so will retire that
debt, so the organization is still accepting float do-
The float's bow, from where the driver views
the road, was temporarily rigged to enable the Pri-
vateers to enter the Super Bowl-Gasparilla parade
in Tampa Jan. 27. The permanent fittings are ex-
pected to be in place for a parade in Ybor City
The Privateers man their craft for parades and
special events up and down th.e Gulf Coast, doing
so much of it in the past that they wore out the float
that served them from 1982 until this winter.
Further details may be obtained by calling 794-
6972 or 747-7778.
stall long enough, it will'go away. The judge wanted us
to sit down and mediate (Schember's complaint), so
that's what we'll do."
ManaSota-88 Chairman Glenn Compton said he
saw no need for his group's two lawsuits to be lumped
in with Schember's challenge.
"This project remains an inappropriate develop-
ment for Perico Island for all the reasons that we've
outlined," Compton said.
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Beach erosion, value discussed
By Paul Roat
"We've got a serious damn erosion problem in the
That's the summation of beaches in the nation from
Stan Tait, president of the Florida Shore & Beach Preser-
vation Association. His comments, along with those of a
host of scientists and engineers, were part of a three-day
"National Conference on Beach Preservation Technol-
ogy" in Orlando last week.
The focus of the conference was a controversial report
prepared by the Heinz Center for the Federal Emergency
Management Agency. The Heinz Center is a Washington,
D.C.-based research group which received the contract to
complete the $3 million study.
Heinz Center's Robert Friedman said the center pre-
dicted erosion trends in 27 counties throughout coastal
U.S., including shores of the Great Lakes. More than
11,000 structures were surveyed, 120 miles of coastline
assessed for erosion rates, and a 60-year erosion line es-
tablished based on the center's findings.
The result: 25 percent of the structures within 500 feet
of the coastline will be lost to erosion within the next 60
Friedman said he believed the estimate was a conser-
vative one due to the absence of including potential sea
level rise within the findings. In the Sarasota Bay area, sea
level is expected to be 14 inches above today's level by
the year 2065.
The Heinz Center study also did not factor in any fu-
ture growth, instead using existing development along the
shore. Obviously, continued growth will occur as people
continue to move to and build on the beach.
In order to offset the losses or pay for them -
Friedman said insurance rates need to double in the im-
pacted areas of the nation's coast.
Friedman said four options were presented to Con-
gress as a result of the Heinz report: do nothing, increase
the mapping and erosion line effort, or establish a modi-
fied coastal zone where insurance rates would increase to
offset losses caused by erosion.
"The threat of erosion is as great as the threat of flood-
ing along the coast," Friedman said.
Not all coastal experts embraced the Heinz Center
report. Dr. Bob Dean, professor in the Department of Civil
and Coastal Engineering at the University of Florida and
former head of the Florida Division of Beaches and
Shores, said "there is a fair bit of misleading information
He said that not all beaches are eroding, as the report
implies, and there is no need to abandon homes along the
shore. A longtime advocate of beach renourishment, Dean
said FEMA and other governmental agencies need to al-
locate funds received from flood insurance rates toward
beach renourishment project.
The federal government should allocate $200 million
of the $600 million in coastal flood insurance premiums
received annually for beach renourishment projects, he
said, although current spending is much less than that goal.
Dean said it is important to realize that all beaches are
different, and that shoreline changes need to be further
studied to determine long-term erosion or accretion -
Part of that long-term strategy should include regional
handling of beach-compatible sand. Dean said that in
Florida alone, more than 55 million cubic yards of sand
have been taken offshore and lost to the beach system due
to inlet and channel dredging practices. Those practices
should be altered to put sand on beaches that need it to
retain the sand within the beach system.
The value of the beach is very high in terms of direct
and indirect dollars, according to Dr. William Stronge,
professor of economics at Florida Atlantic University.
Stronge calculated that the value of Florida real prop-
erty is $885 billion. Of that figure, 10 percent, or $89 bil-
lion, is derived from the coastal areas, and $24 billion
comes directly from beachfront property.
He studied Anna Maria Island both before and after
the beach renourishment project in 1992-93. His findings
concluded that the sand added to the shore of Bradenton
Beach and Holmes Beach increased property values by 31
percent on the Island.
Dean probably put the value and attraction of
beaches best when he pointed out that the number of
people who visit Miami Beach each year is more than the
number of people who annually visit Yellowstone,
Yosemite and Grand Canyon national parks combined.
THE ISLANDER 0 FEB. 14, 2001 0 PAGE 3
Anna Maria City
Feb. 22, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
Feb. 15, 1 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda:
grant application to the West Coast Inland Navigation
District, Bradenton Beach Club-17th Street North
property transfer, board appointments, police software
request, police department construction budget amend-
ment, Sandpiper Mobile Home request, banner request
from Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage, consent
agenda, commission reports and public comment.
Feb. 16, 10 a.m., city commission work session on
Feb. 22, 6:30 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting
on Bradenton Beach Club development.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
Feb. 15, 2 p.m., code enforcement board meeting.
Feb. 22, 9:30 a.m., Citizen Advisory Committee to the
Island Transportation Planning Organization.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
Feb. 21, 7 p.m., Island Elected Officials Meeting,
Longboat Key Town Hall, 501 Bay Isles Parkway,
Government offices in Anna Maria, Holmes Beach and
Longboat Key will be closed Monday, Feb. 19, for
There will be no garbage or recycling collection for
Anna Maria, Holmes Beach and Longboat Key Mon-
day. Instead, Waste Management will collect items
Saturday. Feb. 17. Garbage collection will be as usual
in Bradenton Beach.
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Officials not sure how to work together in emergencies
By Diana Bogan
Is Anna Maria one Island or three cities?
In order for the Island Emergency Operation Cen-
ter to work efficiently, city officials need to decide how
and if they can work together.
"When we face an emergency (such as a hurri-
cane)," said West Manatee Fire Chief Andy Price, "it
won't know city lines."
The IEOC is meant to serve as a control point in an
emergency. All the phone lines for each city are routed
to IEOC headquarters and answered at that location so
Island residents get the same information. Typical con-
cerns the IEOC addresses are whether an evacuation is
mandatory, when the bridges will close, or providing
special-needs residents with transportation.
Price feels he has taken on more responsibility than
he can handle. "I'm not your emergency manager, just
a coordinator. I can't be making your decisions."
Price suggested that someone be hired to oversee
all three cities, or if each city sets up its own emergency
management team, then there is no need for the IEOC.
"Communication is the big thing in an emer-
gency," said Bradenton Beach Commissioner John
Chappie "and we need to help each other. I believe all
three communities want it, so let's start at the basics."
The basic function of an emergency manager, ac-
cording to Price, is to provide education, actual re-
sponse actions, and post-disaster recovery.
"We're only looking at one part. We can handle the
response," said Price. "It's the other parts we need to
handle as an integrated group. We need someone either
in each city to be the emergency manager or we need
to hire one for the IEOC."
Chappie was not in favor of hiring a central person
for the job. "Our greatest asset is having Lt. John
Cosby, who knows Bradenton Beach backwards and
forwards. People are familiar with him and it only
makes sense to have someone like him as our emer-
gency coordinator. It's a matter of trust. We know our
communities better than an outsider does."
City officials agreed that even if they appoint their
own emergency managers, there still needs to be a
mechanism in place to coordinate. But questions re-
main on how the IEOC should operate.
Officials attending last week's meeting were unclear
whether they are even following the same disaster pre-
Price said he wrote a policy to define the role and
operation of the IEOC, which has yet to be supported.
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore, Anna Maria
Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh and Chappie agreed to re-
view that policy and bring recommendations to the
table at the next meeting of the IEOC, which is tenta-
tively set for Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 6 p.m.
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THE ISLANDER 0 FEB. 14, 2001 0 PAGE 5
Tempers flare over Anna Maria meeting minutes
By Laurie Krosney
What kind of minutes of commission meetings
should be prepared by Anna Maria's city staff? That
was the question that came under heated debate at the
Feb. 8 city commission meeting.
The issue had swirled around city hall for sev-
eral months after Commissioners Jay Hill and Tom
Skoloda complained that the minutes prepared by
city staff were not a reflection of what actually goes
on at the meetings.
At one time the minutes of four meetings were
awaiting approval from the commission because of the
debate on whether they were accurate.
At past meetings, several citizens expressed con-
cerns about the accuracy of the minutes most vo-
cal among them Richard DeFrank and Carol Ann
In response to the complaints, City Clerk Alice Baird
instructed Deputy Clerk Diane Percycoe to type a verba-
tim transcript of the Jan. 11 commission meeting.
Percycoe explained to commissioners Feb. 8 that
Baird wanted to show commissioners and residents the
difference between regular city minutes and verbatim
The verbatim minutes, which Percycoe explained
are more properly called "a transcript," took 1 I hours
for her to complete. She had to work on the minutes at
home, due to interruptions and noise in the office.
Percycoe explained that the cost of the 41-page
transcript was $294.21 for the 2 1/2-hour meeting.
The deputy clerk also prepared a six-page version
of minutes of the same meeting, the type normally pre-
pared by city staff.
Percycoe, who has an extensive background in
transcription both as a medical transcriptionist and a
dictation transcriptionist for a law office, said the tapes
of the meeting were difficult to transcribe.
"People talk over each other, or they don't speak
loudly or clearly enough. There are a lot of incomplete
sentences because people speak over each other," she said.
"It is understandable that people have a concern
with the minutes. They feel what they say in a meeting
is important and they want to see that reflected in the
minutes of the meeting," Percycoe said.
"But the guidelines from 'Roberts Rules of Order'
are to record motions and the names of the people who
originated the motions and the names of the people
"Then you are supposed to focus on recording the
action, avoiding detail that is not really relevant to the
action," Percycoe explained.
She said the process of creating the regular minutes
does involve some interpretation, and questions of accu-
racy can always be resolved by amending the minutes.
Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh said, "If a dispute arises,
we can always listen to the tape."
Commissioner Tom Skoloda said, "I object
strongly to this process. I think it is a direct affront to
some statements that the minutes did not reflect what
"This was never passed on, never. The city clerk
wasted the assistant clerk's time. I am appalled,"
Deffenbaugh replied, "Inferences were made at an
open meeting. I don't care whether you take affront or
Skoloda said, "It sounds like it was a direct affront
to my request for the Nov. 9 minutes concerning a pos-
sible violation of the Sunshine Law."
The initial controversy arose over the minutes of
the Nov. 9 meeting. That was the meeting at which Hill
and resident Edward Rost say Deffenbaugh "admitted"
violations of Florida's Sunshine Law.
Hill and Rost filed a grievance against the mayor
and Commissioner Bob Barlow, claiming the two had
a private conversation about remodeling city hall.
The Florida Sunshine Law specifically prohibits
elected officials from privately discussing anything
which may come before them for a vote.
Both Deffenbaugh and Barlow deny there was any
The Manatee County Sheriffs Office investigated
the complaint and turned it over to the state attorney.
To date, there has been no action from Assistant
State Attorney James Rawe, who is in charge of decid-
ing whether to file formal charges. He is investigating
and has made no determination yet, he said.
Magill and DeFrank both expressed strong objec-
tions to the verbatim minutes.
"I feel the same as Commissioner Skoloda. I never
heard a citizen request verbatim minutes. We all know
this is a frivolous event," Magill said.
DeFrank asked, "Mr. Mayor, you keep referring to
'we' 'we wanted.' Who is 'we'? The city clerk, the
deputy clerk, everybody else who asked? We out here
The mayor responded that the verbatim minutes
were prepared at the order of the city clerk.
After further discussion, the commission voted
unanimously to accept both sets of minutes for the Jan.
11 meeting and to have the deputy clerk prepare a ver-
batim transcript of the portion of the Nov. 9 meeting
that deals specifically with the allegations of a viola-
tion of the Sunshine Law.
The commission then voted to defer making a de-
cision about what kind of minutes to use in the future,
opting to allow the two newly elected commissioners
to be part of that decision.
The Islander invites the public to a "Fla-
mingos for Art" reception from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 16, at the newspaper office, 5404
Marina Drive, Island Shopping Center, Holmes
Beach. Local artists will display decorated fla-
mingos, most available for silent-auction bid-
ding, with all proceeds to benefit the Manatee
High School Art Department supply fund.
Flamingos are still available for purchase at
The Islander for $20 each or seven for $100.
All artists participating should return "embel-
lished" flamingos to The Islander by noon Feb.
16. For more information, call 778-7879.
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PAGE 6 0 FEB. 14, 2001 0 THE ISLANDER
We 'heart' Cortez
We're all looking forward to one of our area's fin-
est festivals this weekend: the Cortez Commercial
Mullet Slime Slim, he called himself when he'd
grab up his old Gibson acoustic and pluck out the re-
petitive bars of music unique to the fishing roots in
Slim was one of the first Cortezians or anyone
else in Florida to make the acquaintance of the
Presswoods, Publisher Bonner and two kids, when they
moved to Anna Maria Island in 1975, and many villag-
ers developed into family for them.
News Editor Paul Roat, who was reared in
Bradenton Beach, was long ago acclimated to the trea-
sures of the Village of Cortez on trips to the fish houses
with his dad.
Reporter David Futch, thanks to his Gasparilla Is-
land grandfather's 10 siblings, has relatives all over
Florida, including in Cortez.
Our favorite visitor to the newspaper office is none
other than Snooks Adams, whose greatest of many
claims to fame is 25-plus years of local law enforce-
ment. He is an original Cortezian.
Artist Carrie Price, a graphic designer at the newspa-
per, will be showing and selling her art at the festival.
All of us love Cortez and all its varieties.
The Islander was one of the very few newspapers
in Florida to support the commercial fishermen in their
losing battle against the gill-net ban in 1995 know-
ing the effect it would have on Cortez.
It seems Cortez is rightly due an exemption from the
ban for the sake of the lifestyle of longtime villagers.
So, it's with pride that we note this year's festival
comes at a time of optimism in the village. There's hope
in the air of "saving the village," not from fishing bans,
unfortunately, but from encroaching development.
The funds raised this year, plus some from the past
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Protecting my own
regarding Little League
EDITOR'S NOTE This letter is in reference
to the Jan. 31 Sports Rap column where we reported
problems at a youth basketball game at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center.
First I want to thank you for not mentioning my
name. It was not one of the prouder moments of al-
most 20 years active in the sports programs at the
However, I feel I must clarify a couple of points.
My son Josh was not ejected from the game. He
fouled out and was arguing that it was only his
fourth foul, but the referees insisted it was his fifth.
I only reacted when the adult from the other
team kept threatening Josh, asking him to "let's take
it outside" and "you'd better watch your back."
It was not over the outcome of the game nor was
it the ref's call that enraged me. It was the fact that
an adult was physically threatening a 15-year-old
boy over a game!
Barbara Sato, Holnes Beach
is great idea
Our family moved here nine years ago with our
dog and we think the dog beach is a great idea.
If there are shovels and a refuse bin provided on
the beach, droppings should not be a problem.
Dogs have been around since time began, and
their droppings do eventually go back to nature, as
God intended, just like the fish, sea turtles, pelicans
and bird droppings do. Should we also ban all these
animals from dropping on the beach? Duh! (An en-
forcement problem for sure!)
We didn't move here to live in an overly re-
stricted community and neither did you.
We thought this was a friendly city, with end-of-
street, close-to-the-Gulf parking that the residents
used to be able to enjoy that no longer exists!
We're discussing man's best friend here! In our
opinion, we should be broadminded about this dog
beach issue and at least, on a trial basis, allow it for
a time say, one year and reevaluate after that.
Our bet is that there will be few complaints, since the
persons using that beach will be animal lovers.
Surely one section of our beach for our beloved
pets and their owners to enjoy is not too much to ask.
Joseph, Sandra, Patrick, and Merrily Shary,
and beloved pug, Sebastian, Anna Maria City
You promised me an honest and straightforward
article and you didn't let me down. You dove into my
personality and even deeper into my soul and brought
me to life on paper.
Everyone who knows me feels you were "right-on"
with how you described my goals and objectives in
pursuing a film career.
I am pleased to tell you I am moving ahead at a
much faster pace in regard to taking the plunge into the
Hollywood extravaganza. I am currently working on a
short film entitled "For Better or Worse," which re-
volves around three adult women and one man who
have either endured longevity in marriage or faced one
or even two divorces. My film shows the impact di-
vorce has had on them and their children. What can I
tell you? I'm into character-driven, dramatic stories.
When and if my script (this one or the one I'm
currently working on) gets picked up, you will be one
of the first to know. I have my fingers crossed.
Once again, thank you for writing such an honest
and rather exciting story about my dream. You've
given me a second wind and I intend to capitalize on
Debra Hussong, Holmhnes Beach
THE ISLANDER M FEB. 14, 2001 0 PAGE 7
Outgoing commissioner notes
Anna Maria achievements
These are some of my thoughts about the contribu-
tions this city commission has given to the City of
Anna Maria since the election in February 2000.
The following initiatives and programs have been
implemented under the leadership of the mayor's office
and supported by a majority of the city commissioners
since the last election:
Stop sign removed at the humpback bridge.
Temporary repairs were completed at the city pier
and reopened for fishermen and strollers within two
weeks after taking office.
The city pier and restaurant is leased to private
enterprise. Repair work is completed at no cost to the
city with a complete reopening in December 2000.
Provided some funding and expertise for the
Anna Maria Community Center parking improvements
which added 54 parking spaces and met ADA require-
Completed the Spring Avenue drainage project,
filling of the ditches and completed repairs to the drive-
ways and street and general cleanup of the project area.
Completed the Bimini Bay dredging project.
Cleaned up storm and tree damage after Hurri-
cane Gordon at minimal expense to city.
Provided funding in this year's budget for drain-
age and infrastructure improvements and maintenance.
Adopted the new budget for 2000/01 without in-
creasing the millage rate for property owners while
improving city services for our citizens, businesses and
We are improving communications with city hall
and our citizens by publishing a newsletter.
Sold off some excess city property at auction to
reduce storage requirements.
Passed a new special event ordinance.
Passed a new ordinance to allow beer and wine
to be served with meals at restaurants.
Passed a new ordinance adopting the county ani-
mal control ordinance.
Greatly improved the sheriff's office presence
and protection for the city.
We have adopted and are distributing the "vehicle
re-entry" tags to our citizens in the event of Island
The Grubb's Recovery Services have been re-
tained for cleanup of the city in the event of a federally
declared disaster to our city.
The city has been successful hiring some very
qualified employees, city clerk, deputy city clerk/trea-
surer, building official, two public works maintenance
employees and a receptionist/typist.
A new law firm has been hired.
Installed new GTE (SUNCOM) phone system to
improve city efficiency and reduce cost.
Strides have been made in attempting to return
some civility, common sense and harmony to our city.
I will not be able to serve as a city commissioner
next year for some family and personal reasons, but
I will continue to be an advocate for the following
Improving drainage and other infrastructure is-
sues that require ongoing maintenance and capital im-
Improving relations with other municipalities
countywide and in particular the other Island cities.
I will continue to be a strong advocate for the
city's continuing support of our Community Center
facilities and programs for our children, families and
seniors as it provides such a positive function for the
I will continue to advocate the city's compliance
with ADA and OSHA, as they apply to all city facili-
ties for our citizens and employees.
Improving city hall communications with the new
newsletter for our citizens has been very positive, and
in addition I will continue to advocate a Web site to
reduce the cost of communicating with each other.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of
my friends and supporters for this opportunity to serve
the people of this city.
Bob Barlow, Anna Maria city commissioner
Go ahead, Anna Maria,
make dog mistake first
Go Anna Maria! Put in that dog beach before
Holmes Beach does it. This way we could see your
mistake before we make the same one.
I would hate to see our beaches destroyed with dog
feces. I guess all you pet owners who favor this mis-
take have never walked my neighborhood or Marina
I have a yellow Labrador that I pick up after, not
only because it's the law, but because leaving dog
"poop" is unclean, unsightly and disgusting. Allowing
your dog to dump on your neighbor's lawn without
picking it up is even worse.
If people don't care about the law, their neighbors
or public property, what would they do on the beach,
where water can wash it away? Or they can hide it with
Even though I don't live in Anna Maria City, I am
a resident of the Island and would hate to see any of the
beaches destroyed by those who aren't responsible pet
owners. Don't forget that the Island gets many visitors
who could care less about the Island after they leave.
Out of sight, out of mind, the saying goes.
A dog beach on the Island, anywhere, would draw
people from all over. Why go to the causeway when
you can dump here, shop and eat? You can't do that on
Before you vote for a big mistake, walk down
Marina Drive, but be careful, we have dog "poop" even
on our sidewalks.
I'm with Tom (Quinn) and Robert (Schindler) -
no dog beach. Protect all of Anna Maria's beaches.
Carol Codella, Holmes Beach
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Dock permits for single-family homes hard to get
By David Futch
Island homeowners can count on a couple of
things if they plan to build a dock on the bay.
The permitting process just got more expensive
and plenty more bureaucratic.
Holmes Beach and Anna Maria building officials
said anyone applying to the cities for a single-family-
home dock permit would immediately be referred to
the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Bradenton Beach has a provision in its land devel-
opment code that allows the city approval for docks
less than 500 square feet. Greater than that and the ap-
plicant has to go through state and federal permitting.
Ron Silver, chief of the Corps' West Permits
Branch, said the Corps asked some Florida counties to
stop issuing permits for single-family-home docks
because of a favorable judgment on behalf of the Save
the Manatee Club.
A judge ruled in favor of the club, which charged
that more docks mean more boats and more manatees
run over and killed by boats, Silver said.
Corps Regulatory Division Chief John R. Hall
sent a letter Jan. 23 to George Devenport with the
Manatee County Building Department.
In the letter, Hall said the identification of "height-
ened scrutiny" areas for manatees has changed as a
result of the lawsuit.
"For Manatee County, the entire shoreline has
been identified as a 'heightened scrutiny' area," Hall
wrote. "As a result, we are hereby requesting that
Manatee County no longer issue single-family-home
permits on our behalf."
Devenport said he wonders what will happen now
that homeowners have to go through the Corps.
"We're one of the counties in the high-risk area,"
Devenport said. "Manatee County is right in the thick
The other counties in "high-risk" manatee areas
are Monroe, Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Sarasota,
Hillsborough, Pinellas, Citrus, Broward, Miami-Dade,
Brevard, Volusia, Indian River and Duval.
Holmes Beach Superintendant of Public Works
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just made his job a little trickier.
"It makes me sensitive about issuing a permit,"
Duennes said. "If someone comes in now and wants to
build a dock, I'm going to send them to the Corps. This
has me in limbo.
"The interesting thing will be to see how lenient the
Corps will be, given the judge's ruling. It's going to be
interesting to see the turn-around time and the number
of permits they actually approve.
"I quake in my boots when I even hear the name
Corps of Engineers. They're a powerful agency," Duennes
"Anybody that wanted a new dock in Holmes
Beach, I used to send to the county and the county
would give the person a structural seal and record the
dock and at some point the county reported that dock
to the Corps," Duennes said. "Sounds like the Corps
was burned in the lawsuit and eliminated the blanket
single-family-home permit. Oh, my God, it'll take
more time and money. Anybody who has ever dealt
with the Corps would know that. The Corps obviously
wants to limit the number of docks."
Duennes and Devenport agree that getting a dock
permit is going to be a difficult and time-consuming
"Before someone even applies to our office, they have
to go to the Corps of Engineers, get a review and approval
for whatever they want to do, then they bring the neces-
sary papers from the Corps to us and we start our review,"
Devenport said. "It's going to depend on the Corps."
Anna Maria Building Official Bob Welch said his-
torically the city referred all dock applications to the
"It could very well be we'll have to send all dock
applications to the Corps," Welch said. "We need to
find out the Corps' jurisdiction. Our dock permits are
reviewed by the county. I've got one dock permit sit-
ting in my bin that has to be processed."
Bradenton Beach Building Official Roger Titus
said docks are covered under his city's land develop-
"Any dock under 500 square feet, we just review
and approve,".Titus said. "Over that and people have
to go to the Florida Deparment of Environmental Pro-
tection. All this ruling means is people are going to
have to jump through another hoop."
Arthur Ricker, Manatee County construction re-
view coordinator, said until he meets with the Corps,
the county won't take any more applications for single-
He said several dock builders have called him
about the situation. They include the Deck Doktors in
Sarasota, Brian Wood Docks, Seawalls and Boatlifts in
Cortez and John R. Greene Marine Construction.
Bradenton Mayor Wayne Poston said effectively
immediately, all single-family-home dock applications
with Bradenton must first go through the Corps.
"What used to happen was that a dock under a certain
size we could approve," Poston said. "Anything bigger
had to go through the Corps first. Now it means that any
dock you build will have to go through the Corps. That
means a more time-consuming process and more ex-
Dockbuilder Brian J. Wood said the Corps and the
courts are aiming at the wrong target in the effort to
"It's not the number of docks being built," Wood
said. "It's the number of boats sold to people who don't
know how to operate a boat. Eliminating the single-
family-home permit is not the answer. The answer is
education and teaching people how to operate a boat
safely. We need more no-wake zones, more signs,
There's another problem, according to Wood.
"The problem is with the boating industry," Wood
said. "They sell boats to people and tell them nothing
about how to operate them or about the manatees. It's no
different from a gun dealer selling a gun to someone who's
never shot one and not telling them how to shoot it.
"Stopping dock construction is not the answer. It's
everyone with a boat trailer in the back yard or a tour-
ist who comes to Florida and rents one. We all know
the manatee is in danger, but we need to educate people
John Greene of John Greene Marine Construction
said he went to the county to apply for a dock permit
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Anna Maria staff honors Commissioners Barlow, Wolfe
By Laurie Krosney
Anna Maria city employees held a farewell lun-
cheon Friday, Feb. 9, to honor outgoing Commissioner
Bob Barlow and Vice Mayor Doug Wolfe.
It was a potluck party with staff members provid-
ing the lunch at their own expense on their lunch hour.
"We wanted to thank the commissioners for being
such a joy to work with," City Clerk Alice Baird said.
Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh presented Barlow and
Wolfe with plaques thanking them for their service as
"It's a sad day," the mayor said. "You are more
than friends to this city and the staff. You are more than
commissioners. I wish we had more years."
Barlow thanked the mayor, saying, "I've enjoyed
working with the staff and the commission. I have en-
joyed being a part of city government.
"I only wish I could continue to be here, but there
are some family circumstances to be worked out,"
He added that he would like to be of service to the
city in the future, and he invited the mayor and staff to
call on him any time for help.
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Wolfe also thanked the mayor and staff saying, "It's
very beautiful and certainly more than I expected."
Both plaques had gavels attached, which prompted
Wolfe to say, "I remember when this city didn't have a
gavel. It was 1988 and I had a little whittling shop across
from city hall. The mayor asked me to make a gavel, so I
carved it that day and it has been the city gavel ever since."
Wolfe said he had some trying times in his nine
years as a commissioner but more than enough good
"I enjoyed all of it, and I'd do it all again," Wolfe
Dock permits hard to get
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 8
two weeks ago and was told he couldn't. Instead, the
county told him he would have to go to the Corps and
show that whatever he was going to build would not
create an impact on manatees, Greene said.
"We can't quite figure out what they want us to
do," Greene said. "I've spent my life doing this and the
next day I'm shut down. The county said hopefully
next week the Corps will come down and get this
straightened out. They're going to have to because this
could shut down a lot of people who build docks or lifts
or put in pilings."
John Kampmann with the Deck Doktors said he
and his partners own an engineering company and a
construction company and as engineers are concerned
about the environment.
He said what he suspects is happening is that the
Corps is implementing policy.
"It seems like it's fairly complicated," Kampmann
said. "Referring people to the Corps seems like all the
cities could do right now."
Jim Taylor of Taylor-Made Marine Construction in
Holmes Beach'said the problem is worse than it looks
on the surface. "The Corps won't issue permits until it
has guidelines," Taylor said. "And the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission has to come up
with the guidelines."
Taylor hit the nail on the head, saying, "Who can
guess how long that will take?"
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Jim Lacher, chairman of the Manatee County
Democratic Committee, will speak at a luncheon meet-
ing of the Anna Maria Democratic Club Monday, Feb.
The meeting will be a Dutch-treat lunch at noon at
the Beach House Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N.,
Bradenton Beach. Lacher will discuss "The Future of
the Manatee County Democratic Party."
It is open to all Democrats and visitors and no res-
ervations are necessary, said the Island group's Norton
Niss. He will provide further information at 778-9118.
Make a mark at
Island Butterfly Garden
Islanders and visitors are invited to become a per-
manent part of the Anna Maria Island Butterfly Garden
by purchasing a personal brick for installation in the
park's courtyard or walkway. The garden and public
park were created last year in the 5800 block of Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach, as an all-volunteer project with
support from the North American Butterfly Associa-
Brick engravings may include, for example, me-
morial names or messages, special dates or civic or
corporate association names. The tax-deductible dona-
tion is $40 for a two-line message or $50 for three lines.
Each line may contain up to 14 characters including
punctuation. A brick-location reference book is being
kept at the Island Branch Library next door to the gar-
Brick order forms are available at The Islander,
5404 Marina Drive, Island Shopping Center, Holmes
Beach, or by contacting Nancy Ambrose at 778-5274
or on line at email@example.com.
Calling all resident, visiting cooks
As part of its 40th anniversary celebration, the
Anna Maria Island Community Center will publish a
second "Taste of Paradise" cookbook later this year.
All proceeds will benefit the Center's program for chil-
dren and adults.
The first "Taste," published in the mid-1990s, con-
tained hundreds of recipes submitted by full- and part-
time Island residents and visitors, complete with hu-
morous yarns and touching memories. Illustrated by
then-Island artist and teacher Julie Claudel Stewart,
"Taste I" was sold locally and by mail, raising thou-
sands of dollars for the Center.
Recipes may be submitted to Sandee Pruett, Anna
Maria Island Community Center, P.O. Box 253, Anna
Maria, FL 34216. Coordinating volunteers are also
needed in all phases of production and distribution. For
more information, call Pruett at 778-1908.
Fire district history to be subject
of play at dinner
The Anna Maria Island Fire District's history will
be portrayed in a play written by Carolyne Norwood at
the annual Remember When Dinner and Pageant in
The event is produced by Norwood, administrator
of the Anna Maria Island Historical Society, and will
recall times when volunteer bucket brigades put out
fires and the firemen carried axes and buckets of wa-
ter in their cars.
The dinner/pageant March 31 is a celebration of
the fire district's 50th anniversary and is co-sponsored
by the historical society, Anna Maria Fire/Rescue Vol-
unteers and the West Side Volunteers. Chairing the
event are Andy Little of the society and Sue Lonzo of
the Anna Maria Volunteers.
The pageant will include music, dancing and sur-
prises under the direction of Joy Courtney and Marge
Ebel. A catered meal will be served at 7 p.m. and the
show will follow at 8. Tickets will be available March
1 at the Island Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria City.
Norwood said a program book will feature early
fire department photos and a history dating back to the
1930s, and businesses and individuals may sponsor
advertisements in the book. Little will provide full in-
formation at 778-4696. Reservations may be made at
Artists selling works
These Holmes Beach artists are among many whose
works will be featured at the Gulf Coast Porcelain
Art Show and Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday,
Feb. 17, at the First Presbyterian Church, 2050 Oak
St., Sarasota. Shown with some of their art are Sandy
Huffine, left, and Phyllis Reichart.
parenting class Thursday
Marriage and Family Therapist Shirley Romberger
will offer a Parent Support Workshop for couples and
single parents from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15,
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. The cost will be $2 per
person, including pizza.
Romberger is an on-staff therapist under the
Center's Family Foundations Resource Program, with
funding provided by the Manatee County Children's
Services revenues and private foundations. This work-
shop offers practical, less combative solutions to daily
and more long-term conflicts with children.
Romberger also offers private, affordable coun-
seling for individuals, families and children with
fees based on income. Anyone seeking help should
contact Romberger at the Center regardless of abil-
ity to pay.
To reserve a spot for the parent workshop, or to
place your name on a list for the next scheduled semi-
nar, call Sandee Pruett at the Center, 778-1908. Those
needing babysitting service should inform Pruett at that
Beer Can 'A Sacred Place'
in photographic exhibit
Evocative photos of Beer Can Island will hang in
a gallery as "A Sacred Place" in Justin Freed's exhibit
starting Monday, Feb. 19, on Longboat Key.
The exhibit at the Education Center's gallery, 5370
Gulf of Mexico Drive, will remain through March.
Color and black-and-white photos depict images of
Beer Can, at the north tip of Longboat, which photog-
rapher Freed feels is a sacred place with its fallen trees
and strange growths. He lives in Boston and Lido
A free public reception at the center from 5 to 6:30
p.m. Monday will honor the artist and the exhibit.
Regular hours at the center are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon-
day through Friday. Details may be obtained at 383-
Rockland County man
seeks others for meeting
Roger Goldstein is far from Rockland County,
N.Y., but he wants to gather as much of it together here
as possible he is hosting a coffee for anyone who has
ever lived there.
The coffee will be at the Beach Harbor Club, 3800
Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, from 1 to 3 p.m.
March 3. He asks those interested in attending to phone
him at 387-0776.
'Nooner' next Wednesday
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce will
host a "Nooner" lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 21, at the Buccaneer Inn, 595 Dream
Reservations for the $10 affair and information are
available at 387-9519.
Living skills workshop starts Feb. 20
Facing life's challenges with positive solutions and
playful attitudes "Beyond Your Wildest Dreams" will
be the topic of a six-week workshop for singles and
couples at the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
led by author and facilitator Angela Jackson.
This upbeat seminar will run from 10:45 a.m. to
12:30 p.m. Tuesday starting Feb. 20 at the Center, 405
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. The cost will be $50 per
person for Center members or $60 for nonmembers.
Everyone is welcome.
A graduate of York University and the University
of Toronto, with degrees in English and psychology,
Canadian-native Jackson taught high school for 12
years while raising a family as a single parent.
She has. been running life-dynamics seminars
throughout North America for 20 years, motivating or-
ganizations, corporations and individuals. She is the
author of the 1994 book "Celebrating Anger: Creative
Solutions for Managing
Conflict at Home, on the
Job and in Relationships." :-
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Life You Love," will be
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Maria Island and says she
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new friends through the lo- Angela Jackson
cal workshop. She is a yoga
enthusiast like her longtime friend Dolce Little, another
Canadian native who teaches yoga every winter at the
Center. Husband Andy Little offers classes in writing
and photography at the Center.
For more information about Jackson's workshop,
call the Center at 778-1908.
Be a guest at 8th Tour of Homes
The eighth annual Anna Maria Island Tour of
Homes invites the public to step inside the houses and
gardens of five unique residences from 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. Saturday, March 10. All proceeds benefit the
Anna Maria Island Community Center.
Tickets are $10 per person in advance or $12 on
March 10. The tour includes the popular Island Tropi-
cal Treasures Luncheon and Boutique, where guests
may purchase lunch and select from Island-made foods
Tour 2001 also offers a chance to take home a hand-
stitched quilt featuring colorful scenes of Island wonder.
Raffle tickets, at one chance for $1 or six for $5, are avail-
able in advance Thursdays at Publix and at several other
locations, and may also be purchased on March 10. The
winner will be announced during the event.
Tour ticket locations
The Tour of Homes ticket is a keepsake program
Panel will feature Italian cooking
"Table Talk," a panel discussion of "everything
relating to food," will be at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16,
in the Martin-Selby Science Education Center at Mote
Headlining the event will be the "queen of Italian
cooking," Marcella Hazan of Longboat Key, author of
widely hailed cookbooks and recipient of the James Beard
Foundation Lifetime Achievement award: Joining her will
be her husband, Victor, an authority on Italian wine, and
their son Giuliano, proprietor of a cooking school.
Moderator will be Pamela Fiori, editor of Town
and Country magazine. Other panelists will include
Corby Kummer of the Atlantic Monthly; Dorothy
Kaliis of Saveur and Gardens magazines; and Michael
Klauber of Sarasota's Michael's on East restaurant.
The panel is sponsored by the Longboat Key Cen-
ter for the Arts. Tickets are $35 for center members,
$45 for nonmembers, and may be purchased at the cen-
ter, 6860 Longboat Drive, or at Casa Italia, 2080 Con-
stitution Blvd., Sarasota.
offering maps to each home and descriptive, architec-
tural and historical information.
Tickets are available at the following businesses:
In Bradenton Beach, at Island Discount Tackle,
2219 Gulf Drive N.
In Holmes Beach, at Crowder Bros. Hardware,
3352 E. Bay Drive; The Islander, 5404 Marina
Drive, and True Value Hardware, 5324 Marina
Drive, both in the Island Shopping Center; First
National Bank, 5324 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce, 5337 Gulf Drive; LaPensee
Plumbing, 5348 Gulf Drive; and Ginny's Antiques
and Art, 5600 Marina Drive.
In Anna Maria, at AMI West, 9801 Gulf Drive;
Lor-Els, 401 Pine Ave.; Two Sides of Nature and the
White Egret, at 101 S. Bay View; and the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.
For more information, call the Center at 778-
Mote prospective volunteers
to meet on Wednesday
Mote Marine Laboratory is seeking volun-
teers, especially anyone with retail or customer
service experience, and will have a "greeting
meeting" for all on Wednesday, Feb. 21.
The meeting will be from 10 a.m. until noon
in the Martin-Selby Education Center on the
Mote campus, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway on
City Island, off the south ramp of the New Pass
Openings exist for aquarium greeters,
guides, gift shop personnel and cashiers, said
Andrea Davis, coordinator of volunteer services.
A basic marine science class will be scheduled
for new volunteers, she said.
Those interested in Mote service should call
her at 388-4441.
Dolores P. Jeronimo
Dolores P. Jeronimo, 74, of Anna Maria Island,
died Feb. 3.
Born in Bronx, N.Y., Mrs. Jeronimo is survived by
sons Carl of Walker Valley, N.Y., and Robert of New
York City; sister Phylis Joest of Anna Maria Island.
and three grandchildren.
There were no services.
Daryl T. Phillips
Daryl T. Phillips, 42, of Holmes Beach, died Feb.
Born in Toronto, Canada, Mr. Phillips came to
Manatee County from there in 1995. He was a main-
Services were private. Memorial contributions may
be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand
Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238.
He is survived by wife Sherin; sons Sheldon of
Holmes Beach and Robin of Toronto; mother Shirley
of Marham, Ontario, Canada; sisters Cheryl Leadbeater
of Toronto, Cathy Myers of Prince Edward Island,
Canada, and Heather Snowball of Uxbridge, Canada;
and brother Mark of Markham.
Langdon Smith, 92, of Holmes Beach, died Feb.
Born in Rochester, N.Y., Mr. Smith moved here
from Cazenovia, N.Y., in 1978. He was a retired
banker. He attended Syracuse University of New York.
He was a member of Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Is-
There were no services. Memorial contributions
may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955
Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238.
He is survived by wife Jane; daughters Anne B.
Campbell and Pamela S. Cosgrove, both of Barrington,
Ill., and Judith Frances Ryan of Fulton, N.Y.; stepsons
Christopher H. Murray of Holmes Beach, Peter C.
Murray of Venice, David R. Murray of Naples, N.Y.,
John I-. Murray of )Denver, Colo.; sisters Sally S. and
Anne S. Read, both of Cazcnovia; five grandchildren;
and three great-grandchildhein.
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By Jim Hanson.
Islander CorrespondentI, -M
"We want everybody to come and be happy," said the
man in charge of this weekend's Commercial Fishing
Festival. "We'd like everyone to be neighbors of Cortez."
Blue Fulford talking, as near a typical Cortezian as
anyone can be in that extremely individualistic village.
The historic settlement on the mainland end of the Cortez
Bridge will be celebrating more than a century of leader-
ship in the Gulf fishing industry.
It will be the 19th such festival, and it has an added
flavor this year with the impending purchase of 95 acres
of pristine wetlands beyond the village's eastern border.
The land is being bought by the Florida Institute for Salt-
water Heritage, sponsor of the festival, as a buffer against
development. FISH needs $250,000 for the purchase.
Thus the 2001 festival is titled "Preserve Our Shoreline."
The celebration will be throughout Cortez from 10
a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, and noon to 6 p.m.
Sunday. Admission is $2, with children under 12 ad-
mitted free. Parking is anywhere in Cortez, or at Co-
quina Beach on Anna Maria Island with bus shuttle
service between beach and village.
The festival traditionally is strong on food, espe-
cially seafood, and lifelong Cortezian Mary Fulford
Green is reviving her strawberry shortcake from Dolley
Madison's recipe. Mullet, which made Cortez famous
and vice versa, will be cooked in great variety.
Videos and displays of the village's historic life
will be among the offerings, and of course the incom-
parable views of Sarasota Bay and its marine and bird
The festival will open with the blessing of the fish-
ing fleet at 10 a.m. Saturday, and from then on it will
be wide-open entertainment and music all day, both
Cortezian Richard Culbreath and Friends will lead
off Saturday morning, followed by Sunshine Express
Cloggers, Rock Bottom and the Accelerators, Anna
Maria String Band, Acoustic Alliance and other musi-
cal groups. Another special feature will be singer-
songwriter Mindy Simmons performing original music
at the Fulford Fish House.
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The real 'Buba" will stand up
at Cortez Fish Fest
The high price of being a world-famous real estate
broker has led Islander Mike Norman to seek "thera-
peutic" asylum in the art of wood sign painting. He
pens his creations Buba. "But Buba can't even spell
Bubba, Norman admits while being supervised by
grandson Morgan Greig. After about nine million
"cat-crossing" signs, Buba will show off his concep-
tual progress in a booth with his more sane artist/
wife Ines and son-in-law Adam Ellis at the Cortez
Commercial Fishing Festival Saturday and Sunday.
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It's that time again the annual fishing festival
time in old Cortez. The 19th event is coming up next
weekend, Feb. 17-18. There is excitement in the air.
This is because of the FISH Preserve Project. Between
now and festival time the volunteers will be very busy.
I am pleased that the Historical Society will be
doing its strawberry shortcake booth again. I had to
skip last year because of my husband's health. He is
still homebound with emphysema from 60 years of
With some extra effort, my 34 cakes are baked
and the glaze for the 21 flats of strawberries is in the
I am especially excited that a museum in Cortez is
about to happen. The South Florida Museum gave us
display cases. This will be our first effort at sharing our
heritage with you. Several families are sharing their
treasures. Mine includes my Dad's Sunday hat, along
with a photo of him wearing it. He died in 1965 at age
The Historical Society is selling a newly designed
T- shirt. The photo on the front shows brown pelicans
waiting to be fed fish from gill nets as a crew is unload-
ing its catch at historic Fulford Fish House. The logo
says, "Where did all the good fish go? Long time wait-
Now that commercial fishermen are not allowed to
use the gill nets in Florida waters, many of us are fish
hungry and waiting to be fed.
I am encouraging you to think about the predica-
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The warnings about the high levels of mercury in
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mackerel, is of serious concern. Mercury is not good
brain food. Throw in the new restrictions proposed for
the long liners, who supply much of the grouper and
snapper, and our supply of safe fresh Florida seafood
is greatly depleted.
I call for a repeal of the net ban. Give the nets back
so that we can have fish to eat. The main crop harvested
is the mullet. I consider this the best fish there is. I
guess that's because we Cortezians really know how to
Growing up in Cortez we ate fish at least five days
a week. That was mostly mullet with an occasional
pompano. That is my choice now too, but it is not pos-
sible. I cannot throw a castnet or fish with hook and
line. So I am fish hungry.
If you are too, please join me at the festival. We
have eight or nine seafood vendors serving everything
from mullet on a stick to chowder in a bread bowl.
Be sure to leave room for the shortcake.
Funds from the festival will go toward the purchase
of the preserve. A special display about the project will
be set up at Fulford Fish House. A big celebration is in
the making for the day when the first payment goes in.
Contributions to the fund along with the many words
of encouragement are deeply appreciated.
The theme for the Festival is "Fishing For a Fu-
ture." I give a special salute to the young people who
are making such a commitment to the village. They
have what it takes to plan so that the commercial fish-
ing industry of Florida has a future.
So, come on over. Do not go home hungry. Watch our
video; buy the new shirts and books; and be among the
first to visit the Cortez Family Life Museum. See ya!
THE ISLANDER 0 FEB. 14, 2001 X PAGE 13
Anna Maria's second newsletter ready to roll
By Laurie Krosney
Anna Maria residents and out-of-town property
owners will soon be getting the second edition of the
"Record" a newsletter produced by a committee of
city residents and underwritten by the city commission.
City commissioners unanimously approved a
rough draft of the second newsletter last week.
Commissioner Bob Barlow announced at the Feb. 8
meeting that the new issue of the newsletter should be
printed and distributed in late February.
The latest edition contains the animal control ordi-
nance, notes from the city clerk, building and public
works departments and the sheriff's office.
It also contains an account of discretionary spend-
ing for the first quarter of the 2000-01 fiscal year.
The newsletter is billed as "a bimonthly commu-
nication of facts and information about city business
from the City of Anna Maria to its residents and non-
resident business and property owners."
The newsletter committee informed the commis-
sion in a memo that the estimated cost for the Febru-
ary 2001 issue is S1,035. which includes printing and
postage for 625 out-of-towners. 35 out-of-country
property owners and 1.240 Anna Maria addresses.
In the memo, the committee pointed out that the
city doesn't have a single mailing list with all residents
and nonresident business and property owners, so
they're working on that.
It has been the practice of the "Record" to include
minutes from city commission meetings in each edition
of the newsletter.
That practice hit a potential snag with the approval
of two sets of minutes for the Jan. 11 commission meet-
ing standard minutes that run six typed pages and a
verbatim transcript that is 41 typed pages.
After the meeting, Commissioner Jay Hill ap-
proached Diane Caniff, a spokesperson for the news-
letter committee, and according to Caniff, "Hill said
something to the effect that now we'll have to have to
put both sets of minutes in the newsletter."
When asked for her reaction to Hill's remarks, Caniff
replied that she thought the commissioner's comments
were made "tongue in cheek," as a little joke.
Caniff said her committee has not decided yet
whether to include both sets of minutes.
"This is not something we want to act hastily on,"
Caniff said. "It will be up to us. We are still experiment-
ing to see what works and what doesn't."
Tomorrow' is topic
Karen Ellsworth, Island resident and speaker
for the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art,
will address members of the Anna Maria Island
Historical Society Monday, Feb. 19.
She will discuss "The Ringling Museum:
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow" at the
society's public meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Anna
Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive. Slides will
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Butterfly park soars on wings of art
By Cynthia Finn
From a distance, Beverly Moore of Holmes Beach
and Bill Miller of Cortez seem pretty different. White
collar, blue collar. Glamorous, down-to-earth. On-Is-
Visit up close and they share a very firm founda-
tion for living life to its fullest. Their eyes smile, look-
ing back, here and now, toward the future.
Maybe it's a Michigan thing.
Or maybe it's their spiritual connection to the
Island's new butterfly park and garden between the li-
brary and city hall in the 5800 block of Marina Drive,
Moore and husband Larry are neighbors of the vi-
sionary butterfly-park organizer Nancy Ambrose.
Miller and his wife Mary often enjoy trips to the Island
Branch Library and were aware of the park's begin-
nings. Ambrose and Miller were soon introduced.
Moore and Miller are both artists.
Coinciding with the Feb. 17 butterfly-park evening
benefit, both are donating colorful pieces of their artworks
for permanent display at the all-volunteer public garden.
They share the vision of nature-in-progress as art.
For fun, inner peace
A sincerely gracious, classy-looking go-getter,
Beverly Moore knows she lives in paradise. The home
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radiates in all areas of her life.
I was the contractor!" she injects is creatively per-
fect and inviting, from the outside in.
The high ceilings provide spacious walls and dis-
tinct tables and custom cabinetry offer a stimulating
mix of two- and three-dimensional expressions by lo-
cal artists. A near-constant breeze sweeps gently
through the greenery of patios and porches that are
enhanced with Moore's own and others' art.
Moore's ceramics studio is not as expansive as the
other naturally lit love-for-living interior spaces.
There's plenty of room, though, for her heartfelt de-
signs. She talks gaily of her previous years working in
oils and acrylics, media she calls "predictable in terms
of colors, hues, depths and highlights."
She opens a bottle of the dozens of small gray-hued
glazes. "Can you believe this lifeless color can become
this?" Her manicured hand touches the glistening teal, flo-
ral-pink and Caribbean citrus of a tropical tile mural.
"People and art are forever changing," Moore says,
describing the excitement she gets from the unique
outcomes of her progressive ceramics works.
"I strive to match that definition in my own life."
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hundreds of sculptures on display at his home.
She calls her brilliant art her "hobby ... for fun,
enjoyment, challenge and inner peace." She shuns the
time commitment of formal exhibitions, but much of
her current work can be viewed at Ginny's Antiques
and Art in Holmes Beach.
Moore looks lovingly out her studio window to
another butterfly garden at the home of Nancy
"These gardens are an art," she says softly. "I am
honored to be.able to contribute to the public park."
Wealth of wings, fins, tails, tales
"Plethora" sounds like another species of butterfly.
Remove any negative connotations the word may have
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Valentine's Day, Island style
By Cynthia Finn
"The custom of choosing and sending Valentines
has of late years fallen into comparative desuetude."
So saith The Catholic Encyclopedia, copyright
For those of us in 2001, even with some grip on
words, desuetudee" is definitely a looker-upper. Dis-
So-for all you Island men and women who declined
to discuss your personal Valentine's Day plans be-
cause there weren't any and you were sticking to it -
you might be in the majority. On the other hand, were
Hallmark and Wal-Mart around in 1912?
The whole historical significance of Valentine's
Day was also a looker-upper. According to the same
reference, there were three Saints Valentine. Numbers
one and.two, respectively, were a priest and a bishop
who suffered in the Third Century. The third suffered
in Africa along with others. End of 1912 story.
Saint Valentine's Day, as we know and love it,
originated in England and France (you knew those
Frenchmen were involved) in the Middle Ages. The
belief was that halfway through the second month of
the year, the birds began to pair.
Check out Chaucer's Parliament of Foules:
"For this was sent on Seynt Valentyne's day
When every foul cometh their to choose his mate."
Someone will know if the bard meant the word to
be said fowl or fool.
And thus, according to the first hit on the Internet,
began the celebration of the day seen fit for writing
love letters and bestowing lovers' tokens. So who the
heck is Cupid?
Random Island lovers
The computer also kicked up a random selection of
famous and not-so-famous, Island residents to contact
about their plans for Valentine's Day.
No one we talked to mentioned the big diamond,
the dozen roses for the price of a big diamond, or pre-
mium chocolates. Must be an Island glitch.
Famous twin Bill O'Connor, known for his down-
right Casanova-dom, shared this romantic response to
his sixth heart day with wife Sharon: "I do the clothes
Another citizen. The Islander's cartoonist Jack
Egan, contributed, "Zippo." Said he. "Married 12 years
happily out of 41 to wife Judie." He added that he
would sue if the cemetery plot story were printed.
Media-shy Westside Anna Maria Fire District Chief
Andy Price said wife Lynn's birthday falls on the 13th and
so what he does is "all-inclusive." Sounds very politically
correct for the guy with the big red trucks.
Downtown proprietor Karen LaPensee quickly
answered she plans "special wonderful things" for hus-
band Mike. "Cook his favorite dinner?" They've been
at this "somewhere in the neighborhood of 24 years,"
At press time, Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
ter Development Director Scott Dell was thinking he'd
"probably" take wife Shannon shopping in Brandon
and to the Florida State Fair. But check this out, Shan-
non: The two toddlers are going, too.
Artists .to help garden
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 14
squirms from its shaded branch hook. What kind of orange
10-foot snake is that, climbing the palm tree'?
All 50 feet of chain-link fence stretching the edge
of Miller's concrete drive is a display of countless, big-
ger-than-life metal species of fish, butterflies, birds,
monkeys and cats, oh my!
Miller's worktable is planted just outside a trans-
formed one-car garage. Behind him a dozen, each twice
the size of a man's hand, soak up a glossy finish atop
black and orange acrylic paint.
Creaky shelves hold dozens of painted rocks, hand-
carved wooden creatures and colorful foam beings. Look
up at the velvety mahogany of a mammoth moose head.
"Wish I'd made the antlers so they'd detach,"
Miller says. "A lady from New York wanted him, but
Token real estate guy Don Schroder, married "long
enough" to co-token Karen, promises "anything and
everything I can do." Sincerely syrupy, he added, "Ev-
ery year is just like the first year because I'm in love
with my wife." Don's the runner-up.
Best lo\er award goes to Anna Maria artist Rich-
ard Thomas. According to 19-year wife Susan, Rich-
ard started a tradition about five years ago that he in-
corporates into special gifts every birthday, anniversary
and Valentine's Day. He paints Susan an original wa-
tercolor card that she deeply treasures.
Last year's V-Day card was a tree of hearts. The
I6th anniversary keepsake depicted a dancing nude
titled "Let's dance 16 more."
Susan says she doesn't really do anything to keep
"What do you do for Richard? He won't eat candy.
He's a health-food junkie."
How 'bout Island Lover of the Year, a few cheers
for the guy?
Susan votes "yes."
he just wouldn't fit in her car."
Still, in only three years of "retirement" from his
refrigeration business, Miller has produced enough
vibrant, let-me-touch marine and land life to decorate
the other homes of snowbirds nationwide. Locally, his
work colors the walls, rafters, roofs, front lawns and
docks of commercial and private properties up and
down the Gulf Coast.
With a big grin, he points north a few blocks. "It
all started up there at the Cortez Cafe. People'd be
wondering what I'd hang in there next!"
Miller's workman's hands don't stop. "Loretta
Tupin at the restaurant points 'em back this way when
they want to see more."
If you want to see more, walk or drive slowly down
Miller's way. Even if you don't buy, this artist will be
happy to chat awhile. At 65, he says today is the day
he lives for. And with decades in Cortez, he can sure
paint some interesting tales.
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Valentine's Day treats include
Cuban cigar Cognac mousse
Don't give your sweetie chocolate for Valentine's
Day. Go for the unusual and impress her with pineapple
in tobacco sauce.
Rages and fads come and go. And the newest rage
in fine dining centers around sauces and desserts in-
fused with shaved or chopped Cuban cigars.
The Jan. 31 New York Times Living Arts section
touts tobacco as a way to lively up yourself at the end
of a meal.
Friends always give a sideways glance when they
see me sprinkle finely ground expresso beans on va-
nilla ice cream.
Now they'll really have something to talk about.
Times food critic Melissa Clark writes, "A mere
Sfad or not, dangerous or not, the results can be fascinat-
ing. Tobacco adds a haunting richness that recalls an
oak-aged spirit, with notes of leather, wet earth and
sweet mulled spices. It also has a heat as searing as chili
pepper, which is why it is used with a light hand."
At the trendy Big Apple restaurant Vong, Pierre
Raboul, the pastry chef, serves caramelized pineapple
surrounded by a drizzle of tobacco caramel sauce.
At the Paris bistro Michel Rostang, a Michelin two-
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As Clark put it, "The flavor was vaguely green and
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If you're not interested in eating shredded cigars,
you might try taking your "Best" to one of several fine
dining restaurants in the area.
What better way to celebrate than at the French
restaurant Ooh La La! in Holmes Beach. Ed Spring's
Sign of the Mermaid in Anna Maria city is hip to go in
a Victorian-like setting. Euphemia Haye, Harry's Con-
tinental Kitchens and the Plaza on Longboat are excep-
tional and sure to leave you with fond memories. It's
a hop over to Bradenton and Jonathan's for some New
Orleans-style cuisine. No cigars.
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The Island Garden Club invites members and
guests to a free presentation by innovative
gardener Blake Whisenant at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 15, in the social hall at the
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A custom-designed replica of Roser Memorial
Community Church is for sale at the Anna Maria Island
The wooden model details highlight the bell tower.
steeple and stained-glass windows of the Island's first
church. On the back of the model are historical facts of
the building, constructed in 1913 by Capt. Mitch Davis,
the first mayor of Anna Maria City.
The museum is at 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. It
is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 778-
'Labor's Troubadour' singing,
Living on upscale Longboat Key in non-union
Florida, Joe Glazer may be physically far from his labor
roots but his memories are as clear as his balladeer voice.
The memories are in his book "Labor's Troubadour" and
his voice will prove itself all over again next Wednesday
when sings some of his works and autographs the book.
The public party will be from 4 to 6 p.m. at
Sarasota News & Books, 1341 Main St., Sarasota.
For more than 50 years Glazer has used his music
to fight for unions in cities and villages across the coun-
try, on picket lines, in worn-out union halls and at el-
egant dinners. He calls himself "a musical agitator" and
has recorded some 30 albums. He is a winter resident
of Longboat Key.
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last Saturday was a
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At the purse, bags and
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arranging items as
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Underwater cinematographers Nick Caloyianis and
Clarita Berger will present the program in Martin-
Selby Science Education Center on the Mote campus.
It is free to Mote members and guests, $5 for nonlnem-
bers. Further information is available at 388-4441.
'Alice in Wonderland'
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Manatee Players will present "Alice in Wonder-
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Mime, dance classes coming to Island
In a bustling family affair, classes in
pantomime and dance and even clown-
ing will come to Holmes Beach this
month, expanding from Palmetto and
The instruction is by Distinctively
Classical Clown & Theatre Co., headed
by Kathryn Guthrie and held at 513 69th
St., Holmes Beach. Her husband and
four children will help. as they do at the
Those others are a studio in Pal-
metto near the family commercial busi-
ness, Heartland Fertilizer Co., and in
three places in Bradenton "where we
can take the classes to the students,
rather than have the kids come to us,"
The Anna Maria Island classes will
be on eight consecutive Mondays at 4
p.m., starting Feb. 19. The Palmetto
classes are Thursdays at 4 p.m., the
Bradenton ones Saturdays at 9 a.m.
The instruction here will be in clas-
sical Italian mime, modern and interpre-
tive dance and theater makeup, ending
in a grand parade in April. It is open to
children from 8 to 12 years of age at a
cost of $38 per month.
Guthrie also expects to get into in-
struction in clowning, one of her spe-
The family is coming off a demand-
ing schedule that included nine days of
Manatee County Fair performances.
"We handled the Tropicana Family
Day," said Guthrie, "and did face-paint-
ing all day every day and did a lot more
things during the fair, practically non-
They also worked a couple of
months at the Manatee County Sheriff's
Boot Camp for young offenders, teach-
ing modern dance and mime and "ges-
tural communication," ending up cho-
reographing a complicated piece involv-
ing inmates that they named "Renais-
The couple's children are all of
school age but they are "tremendously
helpful," Guthrie said. In addition to
running his business in Palmetto, hus-
band/father Gary does the heavy lifting
part of the itinerant theater, such as mak-
ing and painting and moving props,
driving the truck and getting into cos-
tume if needed: "He gets to be Mr. Rab-
bit on occasion," said his wife.
The family has lived on the Island
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This place is warm and very close to the sea.
This place holds my family and a lot of palm trees. e
It always feels good to catch the light summer breeze.
Mickey Mouse is close by,
But to get there from here I would have to fly.
This place has fruit that grows on its trees,
Grapefruit and oranges are the ones we like to squeeze.
People come here for vacation fun,
But ideally I would rather sit in the sun.
The water likes people who swim, ski and fish.
To be there with my family, though, is my one true wish.
The people who live there don't get to see snow,
It seems like 100 F is always their low.
There's stores and shops, things for people to buy,
And the water there tastes like tears when you cry.
If you don't have air conditioning or a swimming pool
You're going to be hot, no way to keep cool.
The beaches are beautiful, the sand is so white,
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The little piece of land between the Gulf and the Bay,
The place where the sun smiles every day.
There is only one place I would rather be,
My place by the ocean, my place by the sea.
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Dramatic Island pelican rescue applauded
EDITOR'S NOTE Joanie Mills
is a lifelong Manatee Public Beach visi-
tor and a Holmes Beach resident since
1975. She and husband Tony have a
new Mills, 16-month-old Brandon.
By Joanie Mills
Special to The Islander
It was a perfect morning for a walk
on the beach. The sun was warm. The
air was cool. And there was just a little
surf in the Gulf.
My friend Melissa was visiting
from Pennsylvania and we were col-
lecting shells when I noticed the peli-
can in the water. I could tell right
away he was in trouble.
We watched from the Manatee Pub-
lic Ieach pier as he tried time and again
to fly from the water. But he couldn't
get more than a few feet because of the
mass of fishing line that entangled him.
After a few minutes of watching his
plight, we were excited to see two vol-
unteers from the Pelican Man's Bird
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aid kits, down to the shore.
Judy Molnar and T.J. Casagni stood
at the shore edge ready to enter the 68-
degree water. But by now the pelican
had drifted too far out for them to reach
without a boat of some sort.
Just as I had given up hope on the
rescue, a lifeguard approached with a
Rachel Gaudio offered to paddle out
on the marine rescue surfboard and
chase the bird back toward land. As she
was getting geared up in a wetsuit, the
pelican continued to drift now hun-
dreds of yards offshore.
A small crowd gathered on the end
of the pier and watched as Rachel and a
large school of dolphin passed by.
She paddled a long way and I won-
dered if she would give up the chase
because by now the pelican was about
half a mile out. Determination and per-
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Feb. 9, 8605 Gulf Dr., Island Baptist Church, open
door. The front door to the media library was found
unlocked. The building was checked and secured.
Feb. 2, 2218 Gulf Dr. N., Sand Pebble Apartments,
bomb threat. A message was left on the apartment
manager's answering machine by a male voice with a
foreign accent stating a bomb was in the building. No
suspicious materials were found.
Feb. 4, 1800 Gulf Dr. S., Leffis Key, automobile
burglary. A Canadian couple left their wallet and purse
locked in the trunk of their car while taking a nature
walk at Leffis Key. The driver's door lock was punched
and the victim's credit cards and cash were stolen.
Feb. 4, 2200 block of Gulf Drive, road rage. A
verbal exchange occurred after a driver riding behind
a car making a turn lightly tapped the other car's
bumper. There were no damages and no injuries.
Feb. 4, 100 block of Bridge Street, possession of
marijuana. An officer stopped the driver of a Honda
Prelude after observing the car swerve. The driver,
Terry Albritton, consented to a vehicle search at which
time the officer found more than 20 grams of marijuana
in the trunk. The driver was placed under arrest for pos-
session of marijuana with the intent to distribute, pos-
session of paraphernalia, and failure to register with the
Florida Department of Motor Vehicles for driving with
an expired tag.
Feb. 6, 3900 block of East Bay Drive, intoxicated
person. The driver of a Nissan Pathfinder flagged down
an approaching officer. The intoxicated driver got out
of his car and rushed to the officer's vehicle asking for
help, claiming to have been insulted and assaulted by
patrons at a local bar. The officer flagged a cab and sent
the man home.
Feb. 2, 3015 Gulf Drive, CITGO, suspicious inci-
dent. An unknown subject pumped $5 worth of gas into
a Chevy pickup truck and drove off without paying.
The pickup was last seen going north on East Bay
Feb. 3, 700 block of Manatee Avenue, drivers li-
cense. A male driver on a scooter was stopped for
riding with no tail lights and found to have an expired
tag and suspended license.
Feb. 5, 400 block of 28th Street, loose dogs. The
owner of two rottweilers lost control of their leashes
when the dogs spotted a small white dog in a neighbor-
hood yard. The rottweilers chased the smaller dog and
bit him. The owner of the rottweilers was given a cita-
Feb. 5, 700 block of Manatee Ave., theft of vehicle.
An officer observed a 25-foot Chris Craft boat valued.
at $37,500 and a trailer valued at $2,500 unattended at
King Fish Boat Ramp. The boat had been reported sto-
len. The officer waited in some nearby bushes and ar-
rested two men later that evening when they returned
for the boat.
Feb. 6, 200 block of North Harbor Drive, theft of
others. A woman reported that her bike was missing
from the carport where it was stored.
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SAnna Maria menu
Monday, Feb. 19
S School Holiday: Presidents' Day
Tuesday, Feb. 20
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S Lunch Chicken Nuggets with Roll or
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Broccoli, Applesauce Cake, Juice
S All meals are served with milk.
Robert Krampf brings his spark-filled science dem-
onstration to Anna Maria Elementary School on Friday,
Feb. 16, at 1:30 p.m. The program is part of the Florida
Power and Light Company's ongoing educational out-
reach effort. In his finale, Krampf sends sparks shooting
from his head and hand as he stands in a pan of water
while hooked up to a generator.
Riding in style
Six students from Anna Maria Elementary School rode in style to Chuck E Cheese's Restaurant for lunch. The
students were being rewarded for raising the most money in the Parent-Teacher Organization's fall gift-wrap
fundraiser. Together. from left, Megan Cook, Rita Lott, Joseph Fara, Taylor Smith, Sarah Falls and Chloe
Bertrand sold merchandise for a combined total of $3,760.50.
If walls could talk
Anna Maria Elementary School
fifth graders were given the theme
"If the Capitol Walls Could Talk"
and asked to write an essay for the
Daughters of the American
Revolution's annual essay contest.
Pictured, left to right, Kelsey
Taylor, Heather Dearlove and
Billy Krokroskia wrote this year's
top three essays and will read their
work at the Feb. 3 DAR business
luncheon to be held at the
Bradenton Country Club. So, what
did the Capitol walls speak of?
Topics included the Emancipation
Proclamation, the Louisiana
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County streamlines Anna Maria school lunchroom
By Diana Began
Out with the old and in with the new, at least that's
the plan for Manatee County school lunchrooms. Anna
Maria Elementary School's cafeteria is one of the first
to have its old hand-roster system replaced with a new
With the new automated system, Eris Lightner,
Island school food service manager, no longer has to
hand-write her daily and weekly reports.
"I still have to do reports," said Lightner, "but now I
put it into the computer and it keeps track of everything,
combining the information needed for the reports."
The automated system currently keeps track of
what each student eats and how many prepaid lunches
each has left. The system also allows managers the
option of scanning a photo of each student, which pops
up when the student's name or number is entered into
"The photos are optional, but so far kids love see-
ing their photo come up when they come through the
lunch line," said Lightner.
The school's computer system is linked to comput-
ers at the Food Service Department, putting informa-
tion literally at Lightner's fingertips. Currently, the sys-
tem allows Lightner to transfer her reports, gather in-
formation and receive updates quickly, but she says the
program has the potential to do much more.
"Eventually I will be able to order food, keep in-
ventory and download recipes with this system," she
One of the biggest changes to come with the new
system is that the Food Service Department's admin-
istrative office provides schools with the lunch menu
items via their network.
"I used to plan my own menus within nutritional
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actly by what the administrative office sends. I worked
hard to make the menu what kids like, but now they
will see less of some of their favorites."
Some of the menu items students may not find on
their lunch tray as often as they might like include
noodle dishes, nachos with cheese and pizza.
A factor in this change is the Food Service
Director's decision to switch Manatee County from a
food-based meal plan to a nutrient-based meal plan.
The food-based plan analyzes the nutritional value of
each meal daily whereas the nutrient-based plan ana-
lyzes the menu items for the week as a whole.
This change in menu plan also gives students free-
dom to choose between daily menu items offered at
lunch. Students may choose one or two side dishes with
their main meal. Those choosing only one side dish.
must have milk with their lunch.
"Children seem to like the ability to choose," said
Lightner, "and the computer system helps us gauge
what they are taking."
So far there aren't any other lunchroom changes in
the works, but if you have any questions about the new
system or lunch program, call Lightner at 708-5525.
Caught in the WAVE
Anna Maria students recognized for civic achievements Jan. 9 at the We Are Very Exceptional "WAVE"
awards include Zachory Facheris, Lindsey Bell, Kelly Guerin, Joseph Fara, Jenna Duvall, Jordan Sebastiano,
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XFL good enough
for football junkies
Almost anyone who grew up in the south under-
stands that football takes on its own religious fervor.
That's why when the XFL came along, it soothed
my cravings and those of several Island friends who are
The idea of three or four months without blitzes,
bombs and busted heads is enough to drive a fan nuts.
Comedian David Letterman criticized the Xtreme
Football League for being a second-rate National Foot-
ball League and said, "If I wanted to see pretend foot-
ball, I'd watch the New York Jets."
But this is no pretend league.
Already there have been a couple of shootout
games in overtime that were as exciting as any NFL
game last season. And our area team, the Orlando
Rage, won its second straight game 26-14 Feb. 10 over
the San Francisco Demons.
The XFL gives new meaning to spring football.
And those football junkies who are not in denial are
glad to see the new league really let the dogs out.
3-on-3 basketball tournament
The Anna Maria Island Community Center an-
nounced it will hold a three-on-three intramural basket-
ball league for ages 8-16.
Teams will consist of no more than four players, and
players may sign up individually or as a team. Registra-
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for Little League is 7 p.m., Thurseday, Feb. 15, and will feature major league division defending champion
Haley's Motel against a tough West Manatee Fire District team. Islander Photo: David Futch
won't conflict with the Little League schedule.
Registration deadline is Monday. Feb. 19. with
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There will be boys' and girls' divisions. Players must
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Anna Maria Island
Little League schedule
Opening Day Haley's Motel vs. WMFD
Quality Builders vs. Kiwanis
WMFD vs. Haley's
Kiwanis vs. Quality Builders
Games at 7p.m.
Feb. 17 Opening Day Air & Energy vs. Waterfront
Feb. 21 Bistros vs. Air & Energy
Games at 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 19 Opening Day Sandbar vs. Betsy Hills Real
Feb. 20 Anna Maria Spirits vs. Home True Value
Games at 5 p.m.
Feb. 17 10 a.m. Opening Day @ LBK Harry's Con
tinental Kitchens vs. Morgan Stanley/Dean
11 a.m. Dr. Danziger vs. Harry's @ LBK
Games will be played at the Anna Maria and Longboat
Home team is listed second.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 24
The Anna Maria Island Community Center will
hold adult basketball games every Wednesday begin-
The games are scheduled from 7-9 p.m. and the
cost is $2 per player. Anyone age 18 or older is wel-
come to come and participate.
Rules of Baseball
Here's last week's question and answer.
The home manager turns in two lineup cards,
which it develops are not identical. The umpire's
copy shows the shortstop batting seventh and the
pitcher hitting ninth. The card that is to be given the
visitors manager lists the pitcher in both the No. 7
and 9 spots, an error the umpire fails to note. In the
T-ball slugger Emma Galati pounds out a hit, and the batting tee, at the Feb. 10 Anna Maria Island Little
League jamboree. Islander Photo: David Futch
third inning, the visiting skipper comes to the plate,
pulls out the lineup card and asks for a ruling. What
Answer: The lineup in the plate umpire's posses-
sion is the official batting order. Since that order was
followed, the appeal is disregarded. (Rule 4.01 c, Of-
ficial Baseball Rules)
Here are a couple of thought-provoking questions.
[1.] A runner is on first when the batter singles to
left. As the runner rounds second, he is hit on the head
by the throw from the outfield and is knocked uncon-
scious. The batter-runner, the next batter and the
coaches ask the umpire to call time, but he refuses. Is
[2.] The base runner slides hard into third base and
the loose bag slides away from him. The fielder applies
the tag. Is the runner out?
Answers next week.
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More than you ever wanted to know about beaches
Think of it as a three-day "show and tell."
The 14th Annual National Conference of Beach Pres-
ervation Technology in Orlando last week provided sci-
entists, engineers, vendors or anyone with a new system
to hype or an innovative computer model a chance to show
off and to shine before their peers. Some things were
wacky, some thoughtful, and all were fascinating for
someone who likes that kind of stuff.
I do, and hope you'll enjoy some of the offerings.
Beach renourishment, the pumping of sand onto
beaches, is pretty much state-of-the-art for large-scale
beach preservation. If done correctly, sand placed on a
renourished beach will stick for 10 years or so before erod-
ing. The longer the projects go on the better the sand
There are variables, though. We're fortunate here
on Anna Maria Island in having sand just offshore that
is compatible with the sand on the beach. Grain size is
vital for a viable beach renourishment project. Grains
of sand smaller than those found on the beach will
sluice off quickly. Grain size larger than the natural
beach will produce a steeper slope on the beach, and
that doesn't work too well either.
Longboat Key's disastrous beach project in 1993-
94 is a prime example of incompatible grain size result-
ing in rapid erosion. Despite having lots of nice, white
sand pumped ashore, the grain size was too small and
storms took out much of the beach and a section of
Gulf of Mexico Drive -just after the project was com-
pleted. Too fine goes-away too fast, don't you know.
There's also a three-year period in which the beach
has to reach equilibrium with its pre-nourishment con-
dition. Unfortunately, storms seem to be attracted to
shorelines that have just been nourished and attack the
fragile beach, carrying sand off into deeper waters be-
fore the equilibrium stage is completed.
Winners in the Feb. 10 horseshoe games were
George Page of Bradenton Beach and Herb
Puryear of Anna Maria. Runners-up were Adin
Shank and Bill Starrett, both of Anna Maria.
Winners in the Feb. 7 games were Eric Dorn
of Bradenton Beach and Al Norman of Holmes
Beach. Runners-up were Jack Cooper of Holmes
Beach and Dick Gilmore of Anna Maria.
The weekly contests get under way at 9
a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at Anna
Maria City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive.
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We lost a lot of sand, but the results would have been
much worse if that sand hadn't been out there to pro-
tect the properties along the Gulf.
The same storm problem plagued another beach
project in Martin County. They had 1.23 million cubic
yards of sand pumped ashore, then winter storms came
roaring through post-project. Four years later, only 26
percent of the original sand is left on the beach. However,
the benefit of even having that little amount of sand remain
can prevent something like $27 million in property losses,
so a renourishment is projected there in a couple years.
Another problem beach renourishment projects
have is something called erosion hot spots. Nick Kraus
is with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Devel-
opment Center, and he's come up with 18 types of ero-
sion hot spots, which he defines as areas of the beach
that erode more rapidly than anticipated or more rap-
idly than the rest of the beach.
He says hot spots aren't necessarily mysterious
areas where sand just vanishes, but shoreline areas that
can be modeled and anticipated. Kraus says hot spots
are caused by incompatible sand grain size. incompat-
ible beach slope, unusual wave breaks onto the beach,
offshore shoals and bars that direct waves onto one
section of beach, shoreline deviations or "updrift bar-
riers" such as jetties, groins or piers.
One of Anna Maria Island's hot spots has been the
area just south of the Manatee Public Beach for a while
now. The cause is pretty clear: the pier at the public
beach. Longshore currents, or littoral currents, run
north to south along that part of the Island, and that
"river of sand" builds the beach north of the pier and
scours sand away south of the pier, hence the hot spot.
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they have some disadvantages. Beach renourishment is
expensive, it takes a long time to get permits granted,
and there are potential environmental impacts to the
area that usually have to be mitigated.
People are always trying some new method of get-
ting sand onto a beach. A few years ago the hot new
technique was plastic seaweed. Remember longshore
drift, that "river of sand" that flows just offshore? The
concept behind plastic seaweed was to snatch that sand
that was floating past and cause the sand to drop from
its watery suspension onto the bottom.
Longboat Key tried a plastic seaweed field back in
the 1980s. It sorta worked for a few weeks, until the
plastic blades stopped floating and what little sand had
been collected eroded away.
There's a similar system out there now, offered by
Parker Beach Restoration Inc. This system comprises a
series of long plastic nets that run perpendicular to the
beach. The idea is that the drifting sand will run into the
nets and drop to the bottom. Parker workers constantly
raise the nets, and predict that in a few months there's a
new beach where once was nothing.
Naples has a net system in place, and one of the
Parker guys told me they had gathered beach 5 feet
deep and about 100 feet out into the Gulf in just a
month. I kept asking him about downstream impacts
and scour, but he said there was no problem because
the nets were only reaping 7 percent of the sand from
the longshore current.
Although I'm skeptical about this type of sand
mining, it does have some advantages it's cheap, it's
easy to install and remove, and it isn't as environmen-
tally intrusive as a huge cutterhead dredge and the hun-
dreds of yards of bottom disruption that conventional
beach renourishment projects produce. I'd like to see
how it works someplace close to home. Any takers?
While I was in Orlando, only about 35 miles from
Cape Canaveral, I got to see the shuttle launch pretty
much up close and personal. Although I don't like to
make fun of my fellow journalists much some
guy on the Orlando TV news who had the title of
"Space Reporter" came up with a really nontechnical
phrase just before the launch.
"'What you're seeing now are the gimbals on the
thrusters." he said as the video showed the base of the
shuttle. "They're checking to make sure the hydraulics
are working. The thrusters steer the shuttle and make
sure the pointy end is up."
Duh!? The "pointy end?" Perhaps he should be
renamed the "Spaced-out Reporter."
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Fishing for all species explodes with warm weather
By Capt. David Futch
Nothing like 75- to 80-degree weather in February
for turning the fish on.
Fishing guides and recreational anglers said last
week produced some of the best fishing of the winter,
as everything from trout to flounder to snook to snap-
per was brought to the dock.
Capt. Rick Ehlis, a local fishing guide for 36
years, is offering a special saltwater fishing course
starting Thursday, March 8. The class will meet every
Thursday from 3-5 p.m. for six weeks.
Each week Ehlis will cover a different topic using
videos and offering expert advice on how, when and
where to fish. Rigging, bait and fishing conditions will
also be covered. For fees or more details, call Judy Perry
at the Education Center on Longboat Key at 383-8811.
Tom Marsik at Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez
said Capt. Zach Zacharias on the DeeJay II is glad
the weather turned warm. Zach has been catching man-
grove snapper to 18 inches, redfish to 24 inches and
spotted trout to 20 inches with sheepshead to 7 pounds.
Zach said start looking for Spanish mackerel when
the water hits 66 degrees. It's close to that now and
there have been some early-run mackerel sightings at
Capt. Sam Kimball on the Legend out of Annie's
said the grouper fishing is still a little slow offshore,
though gags to 10 pounds are in 65 feet of water.
"The best bite we had last week was flounder in 70
feet of water," Kimball said. "They're spawning on the
reefs and eating pretty much anything you drop down
from cut bait to shrimp to pinfish. Mangrove snapper
to 4 pounds are in 70 to 80 feet of water. On the inside,
sheepshead are still biting good."
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said all
hell's broken loose on the fishing front.
"Pompano fishing has vastly improved, as has all
other fishing." Lowman said. "I'm getting a lot of re-
ports of pompano in and around Longboat Pass. Off-
shore, some guys who went out 50 miles in midweek
said they caught a dozen American red snapper to 15
pounds. They had to throw them back because they're
out of season.
"Grouper fishing has done a complete turnaround and
people say they're as close as seven miles. On the inside,
look in the deeper channels early in the day for trout. As
the day goes on, they're in the potholes on the shallow
grass flats. Sheepshead fishing is still in full swing."
Lee Goss at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said a
lot of trout, redfish, sheepshead and mangrove snapper
are being caught. Snook are in the canals around the
"Grouper are in 50 feet of water and some mack-
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ture and it's made a difference not just in the number
of fish, but the quality and size of fish being caught."
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach said trout and sheepshead remain good
and steady, while bluefish have started to make a show.
Pompano are around as well in the passes and near Sis-
ter Key in north Sarasota Bay.
Denny Caldwell at the Rod & Reel Pier in Anna
Maria said sheepshead, pompano and redfish are biting.
"We've been getting pompano while fishing from
dawn to noon then again from 4 p.m. to dark," Caldwell
said. "Reds and trout are in the shallows on the inside
of Anna Maria Island, especially around the Cortez
Bridge area. Night fishing has been good. The fish
seem to be more aggressive."
Capt. Curt Morrison and Capt. Ryan Hackney
on Neva-Miss said they picked up a lot of grouper
during the warm days last week.
"We're just as happy about not having to fight the
wind and cold when we go offshore," Morrison said.
"If this weather stays like this, you're going to see some
super grouper fishing.
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It's a bull
landed this 44-
inch bull redfish
while fishing at
the Rod & Reel
Pier in Anna
Maria. He said
with an orange
'on the water.
"We caught amberjack to 34 inches on diamond
jigs and live pinfish 28 miles out. We moved in 5 or 6
miles and caught mangrove snapper from 3 to 5 pounds
on cut sardines. Gag grouper are slow, but every day
it's picking up. We caught some to 29 inches in the
same places we caught snapper.
"On another day we caught eight flounder from 22
to 25 inches on strips of squid. And we caught eight
black sea bass, something I haven't caught in a while."
Capt. Steve Salgado on the Compleat Angler
said he's catching 10 to 12 redfish to 25 inches each
"Trout, redfish and flounder are biting and I saw
some mackerel bust the surface near Longboat Pass,
though we didn't fish for them. Everything is starting
to feed good. We're catching the occasional snook."
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip Tide in Holmes
Beach said he's been fishing beyond 20 miles and catch-
ing mangrove snapper, gag grouper and triggerfish.
some ~Z makeebstteurae eaTOnbaPs,
Docked at the Cortez Fishing Center
(941) 792-5835 Capt. Curt & Sue Morrison, Owners
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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.
AVON CALLING ANEW, cosmetics, gifts, Skin-So-
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COMPUTER EQUIPMENT for sale. All Macintosh
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7100/66 hard drive. UMax Scanner. Pioneer Cd-Rom
carousel changer. Two portable zip drives, one Jazz
drive. Discs for each. 778-1102.
LARGE WOOD BAKER'S cabinet from old restau-
rant. Commercial size; holds full-size sheet pans.
Glass doors on top, sliding wood doors on bottom
with shelves for storage. Good shape. Needs paint or
COINS FROM Royal Mint, non-circulated, presenta-
tion case with Princess Di and Prince Charles silver
crown, $45; Elizabeth II 25th Jubliee Crown $10;
Festival of Britain 1951 silver crown $20; silver 50
nobles, celebrating Drakes conquest, $10. 792-4274.
FISHING EQUIPMENT rods, reels, cast net. Tom
OFFICE FURNITURE for sale. Desks, filing cabinets,
chairs, miscellaneous items. Stop by Learning Pub-
lications, 5351 Gulf Drive or call 778-6651.
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turnkey furnished apartment with fabulous view of bay. Heated
pool, spa, covered parking, elevator and steps to the beach.
$279,500. Call David Moynihan at 778-2245 or 778-7976 eves.
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GREAT FAMILY BEACH HOUSE
This beautifully furnished home with wonderful canal
views has 4BR/2BA all on an extra large lot. Located in
Anna Maria and just a short walk to the Gulf beach.
Seawall and boat dock, this home has direct access to
Tampa Bay with no bridges. You must see the interior
of this beautiful home. Just listed at $469,000.
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;33104 Avenue F ................ $575,000
Bil Jones 4006 6th Ave .... #1-4 each $149,000
Broker/Salesperson404 Magnolia Avenue.........$125,000
S MULTI FAMILY PROPERTIES:
101 25th'Street .............. $599,000
7206 Gulf Drive ...... NEW $324,000
6101 Holmes Blvd ... NEW $225,000
2418 90th Street NW ......$3,195,000
1411 56th Street ................. $78,000
Nick Patsios PERICO ISLAND & BAY CLUB:
11319 Perico Isles Circle .. $248,000
S 11101 Auston Ct ... NEW $205,000
801 Waterside Ln .... NEW $169,900
Realtor 7300 Gulf Drive .NEW $3,420,000
S9915 Manatee Ave..... $1,495,000
4-4 101 25th Street ................ $599,000
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Helen White Mary Ann Schmidt
Very unique direct Gulffront property.
110 feet on the Gulf with two beach
cottages. Super views, great beach,
fantastic location near everything.
108 Elm...................NEW $CALL!
2306 Canasta Dr........... $895,000
631 Foxworth Lane ....... $889,000
527 72nd Street ............ $625,000
524 Key Royale Dr........ $449,000
520 72nd Street ............ $419,000
707 South Bay Bkd ... NEW $369,900
203 55th Street ............. $309,000
AND ISLAND CONDOS:
Waters Edge Condo ....... $249,000
4002 6th Avenue .......... $369,000
2101 Avenue B.................. $229,500
311 66th Street............. $229,500
Julie Gilstrap-Royal Patti Marifjeren
7104 MARINA DRIVE
3BR/2BA house, garage, pool. $1,800 mo. Available now!
Efficiency cottage $500 mo.
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4BR/4BA turnkey furnished beach house west of
Gulf Drive in historic Anna Maria City. Large lot,
great rental. $589,000.
3BR/3BA luxuries home with 280-foot seawall and
gorgeous Bimini Bay open-water view. Pool and
cabana, new seawall, metal roof, new kitchen. Open
floor plan, fireplace, large lot, private setting. Boat
ANNA MARIA CITY
4BR/2.5BA canalfront home. Close to beautiful
beach. Two fireplaces, boathouse, many upgrades,
dumbwaiter, residential area. $574,900.
BERMUDA BAY CLUB
3BR/2.5BA turnkey furnished. Bright attractive
condo with view of Gulf from two balconies. Two-
car attached garage. Heated pool and spa. $328,000.
3BR/2BA furnished home on sailboat water with
direct access to Tampa Bay. Split plan, two-car ga-
rage, caged pool, nicely landscaped. $ 419,900.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEXES
3BR/2BA and 2BR/1BA duplex west of Gulf Drive.
Near gorgeous beach. Large shaded yard. New roof,
washer and dryer, three refrigerators. $299,900.
2BR/2BA each side. Central Holmes Beach. Close
to library, beach, shopping and bus line. Garages
and work area. Great rental. $285,000.
2BR/2BA each side. Close to beach. New roof and
carpeting. Fruit trees, large lot, residential area.
Excellent rental history. $319,900.
SEASIDE GARDENS PRIVATE DOCK
1BR/1BA turnkey furnished villa with your own pri-
vate dock. Very nice water view, central location, con-
venient to everything. Covered parking. $142,500.
HOLMES BEACH CONDO
2BR/2BA Beach View Condo. Pool, close to beach,
shopping and restaurants. Under-building parking,
storage, small pets. Good rental. $189,900.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB
2BR/2BA Gulffront turnkey-furnished condo.
Gorgeous Gulf view, beautiful beach, heated pool,
excellent rental income. $475,000.
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TWO HOMES 2BR/2BA home with large 2BR apt. Total rehab.
Ceramic tile throughout. Fiberglass exterior doors, paint and much
more. You have to see it to believe the value at $369,000.
TARA 3BR/2BA, pool, large, open. Country club. $289,000.
CANALFRONT/POOL 3BR/2.5BA, beautiful, spacious. $354,900.
WILDEWOOD 1800. 2BR/2BA, glass-enclosed lanai $117,900.
'TYLING SALON Eight stations, established 35+ years. $39,000.
HISTORIC BRIDGE STREET 2,700 sq.ft.. three stores, 150 ft. to bay.
Be part of tourist-related redevelopment. BUY NOW! $355.000.
GULFVIEW LOT 100 by 90 ft.. zoned C-2. $150.000.
WALGREENS Triple net, AAA, good CAP. $2.7 million.
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JUST REDUCED! Only 100 ft. to beach access, lovely
two-bedroom home expanded and refurbished in 1988.
Includes a spacious greatroom-design plus apartment
for rental or family. Screened lanai, room for pool and
a 95-by-131 foot lot with lovely fruit trees. New barrel
tile roof 1998, and.all for only $545,000.
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-by-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
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FOR SALE, Acrosonic spinet piano with bench. $250,
MOVING SALE. 68 inch white Lane dresser $175,
cherry bedroom set $1,500, patio table and chairs
$300, Lowery organ, ladies swivel chair, painted pine
hutch, bar stools and much more. 778-7830.
BINGO! Annie Silver Community Center, 23rd and
Avenue C, Bradenton Beach. Refreshments, smoke
free. Every Thursday, 7 pm, now through March.
SAVE PERICO from Arvida's high rises/killer density.
Send tax deductible donations: Save Anna Maria
Inc., Box 906, Anna Maria, FL. 34216.
DANCE FOR EXERCISE! Adults only, moving classes.
Ballet, tap and jazz. Tuesday and Thursday momings,
6600 W. Manatee, Braenton. Call Mo, 779-1108.
HELP! Donations needed for Charlie Guy. Send
check to PO Box 380, Anna Maria FL 34216. Drop off
cat food at 214 Pine Ave, Anna Maria Island.
ROSER GUILD THRIFT Shop. Open Tues., Thurs.,
Fri., 9:30-2pm; Sat., 9-Noon. 50 percent off sales
rack. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
ROSER MISSION yard sale. Sat., Feb. 17, 8 am-
noon. Coffee and cookies, merchant gift certificates.
517 Pine Ave. Anna Maria.
GARAGE SALE SATURDAY, Feb. 17,8 am-1 pm. Amigo
and Amigo lift for car, bike, clothes, dishes and lots of
miscellaneous. 8305 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
OPPORTUNITY SALE All Angels By the Sea
Church, Longboat Key, Feb. 24, 8 am-3 pm. Cloth-
ing, linens, households, electronic, books, toys,
HOUSE SALE. Friday, Saturday 8:30am-4:30pm,
Sunday 8:30am-noon. Selling house contents. Glass,
wrought iron patio set, portable leather bar set,
French provincial lady's desk. Sofa, chairs, dressers,
chest, wicker love seat. Other furniture, household
items. 5623 Gulf Drive N., Holmes Beach.
* Y R O C
NEED TO GETAWAY? But not too far?
Only a short boat ride from the mainland
and you have the chance to own a little over
an acre of land on Jewfish Key, a private is-
land in Sarasota Bay. Great bay view from
one of 13 parcels on this 26-acre island.
Water, septic and electric at site. Community
dock, sandy beaches. $225,000. IB45752.
ISLAND CONDO. Easy access to the
beach and to town. Partial Gulf view from
this turnkey furnished 2BR/2BAwith eleva-
tor, heated pool, extra storage and under-building parking. Close
to restaurants and shopping. $184,900. IB72169.
PLAN AHEAD FOR YOUR VACATIONS!
Call Bob Lohse at 778-0766 to make arrangements
for your next vacation on Anna Maria.
Top Sales Agent for January Denise Langlois
Top Listing Agent for January Carol Heinze
5350 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
(941) 778-0766* (877) 924-9001
Visit our website at www.ArvidaRealty.com
YARD SALE, Friday, Feb. 16, 8am-11:30pm. Huge
accumulation of a large variety of household items,
small appliances, linens, bicycles, dishes, Ethan
Allan dinette set, porch furniture. You name it, we
may have it. 804 N. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria.
GARAGE SALE, Sat. Feb. 17, 8am-4pm, 109 Sev-
enth St. S., Bradenton Beach. Furniture, fishing
items, computer, books, lots of music.
CARPORT SALE. Feb. 18-19. Clothing, furniture,
miscellaneous items. 419 Alamanda, Anna Maria.
GARAGE SALE, Saturday, 8am, Moving boxes, fur-
niture, bath mirror, household items, toys, antiques,
memorabilia. 6 Palm Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
YARD SALE. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 16-17, 9am-
3pm. Multi-family. 4909 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
GARAGE SALE. Saturday, Feb. 17, 9am-noon.
Balasters, ladders, household goods, classic 1990
Lexus. 607 Jacaranda, Anna Maria.
MOVING SALE. Friday, Feb. 16, 8am. Must sell doll
collection. 756 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria.
FOUND your bracelet. 22nd and Avenue C. 778-
LOST CALICO CAT, answers to "Cry Baby." Small
head, white paws and belly, orange/black and white.
Lost in vicinity of 3000 Block of Avenue E, west of
Shells Restaurant. Missing since Dec., 31, 2000.
Sadly missed by children. Call Nancie 778-7502.
LOST: ONE PAIR of eyeglasses, Island Player The-
ater area. Reward 778-4621.
LOST OPAL DIAMOND ring. Near Beach House
Restaurant on Jan. 27. Reward offered, 778-3706.
FOUND women's designer watch near Beach House
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, neutered, loving, tested, shots and
1990 FORD E-150 cargo van. V8, auto, shiny white,
140K well cared for miles. $1,800. 778-2882.
ROADTREK 1994, self-contained, versatile, 19 foot.
Shower, microwave, refrigerator, toilet, AC/heat.
range, great condition, 53K miles. Only $22,000. Call
2000 CADILLAC, 25,000 miles, asking $29,500.
Special paint, white pearl. Call George, 792-5379.
NEED A PLACE to park your boat and/or trailer?
Long/short term. Capt. John's private launch ramp.
Wash down areas 792-2620.
17-FT. AQUA SPORT, center console, new floor, 1991
Mercury v-6, SST propeller, two live wells, cooler bench
seat and fresh bottom job. Ready to fish or cruise. Boat
can be seen at Island's Cove Marina, 779-0401.
OFFSHORE AND BAY fishing, nature and special
charters aboard Zulu MaMa. Contact Captain Paul at
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.
HURRICANE HANK'S. Cooks, kitchen help. All
shifts. 5346 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach. 778-5788.
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.
Attention Property Owners
We are turning away nice people for the 2002
Winter Season. All of our beachfront rentals are
Can we book your beachfront or other Island
property to one of these nice tenants?
Stop by or call today and one of our friendly
and attentive staff will be happy to help you.
E mail: email@example.com
Web site: www.smithrealtors.com
LONGBOAT KEY SINGLE-FAMILY LOTS. Nine
luxury homes to be built on 6.53 acres. Assigned boat
docks with electric and water and no bridge
obstruction to the Intracoastal waterway. Walk to the
Gulf of Mexico, heated community pool/spa. Will
custom build or developer must approve plans. Priced
from $230,000 to $265,000. Call Carol or Clarke
Williams for details 744-0700 eves.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
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1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK
Ann (Harmon) Caron
LIC. Real Estate Broker
Accredited Residential Manager
12 yers of Anna Maria
3001 Gulf D ive, Holmes Beach
941 778-684 800 778-9599
Fax: 941 779-1750
anncaron @ ix.netcom.com
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MAINTENANCE PERSON full-time for mobile home
park. Call for an appointment or interview. Sandpiper
Mobile Resort, 778-1140.
INTERNSHIP AT ANNA MARIA ISLAND COMMU-
NITY CENTER. Seeking student majoring in educa-
tion, social work, psychology, or child development
to work in After-School program with children in
grades K-5. Intern to work with family therapist and
children covering life-management related topics.
Salary based on education and experience. P/T
hours are 3-5pm at least two weekdays/week. Call
ATHLETIC ASSISTANT, P/T position available at
Anna Maria Island Community Center for sports-
minded person with passion for sports and children.
Evenings and Saturdays, 20-30 hours week. $7-$8/
hour depending upon experience. Call 778-1908.
TIRED OF RETIREMENT? Compassionate
caregivers needed. Full-time, part-time, for at-home
assisted care. Call 792-8169.
ECONO LODGE Housekeepers wanted. Apply at Econo
Lodge, 2502 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. 778-6671.
REAL ESTATE ASSOCIATES, experienced or just
getting started. Call Pat Thompson at Arvida Ser-
vices, 778-0766 to discuss your future.
NEWSLETTER WRITER. "Friends" of the Island Li-
brary require volunteer writer for Spring/Autumn
newsletter. Call Joe Backen, 778-4012.
WE NEED HELP! We are looking for a mature, re-
sponsible, individual who will help our company
grow. Call The Anna Maria Island Coffee Company
for an interview. 779-0341.
HOUSEKEEPER WANTED. Beloved nanny retiring.
Mature lady with genuine interest in managing a house-
hold including cooking, cleaning and caring for two
school-age children. Live-in. Must have references,
experience with children and willingness for occasional
travel. Speak English, driver's license a plus. Located
in Holmes Beach/Anna Maria. 228-5291.
SERVERS, COCKTAIL SERVERS. Great Money!
Also. line cooks, bussers, food runners. Will train.
SALES OPPORTUNITY. If you are a full-time Realtor
and didn't make $100,000 plus last year, you need to
call Mike Nink, Broker, three island offices to choose
from. Sign on bonus, support help and latest "tech
tools." For a confidential interview call 383-5543.
ISLAND REAL ESTATE AGENT. Licensed, wanted
for a major real estate office. Competitive salary and
benefits. Cntact: PO Box 336, Longboat Key, FL
34228. All inquiries confidential.
BEAUTY SALON FOR SALE. 798-3754, eves.
MONEY TO LOAN Commercial Debt/Equity, 795-
MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, patio gardens,
trimming, clean-up, edgings, more. Hard-working and
responsible. Excellent references. Edward 778-3222.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.
LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Available
evening, weekend. For any computer needs-hardware,
software, network, commercial, private. Call 778-8473.
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. Reliable-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.
ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING for great results,
wash away mildew, dirt and salts. Start exterior
spring cleaning today. Free estimates 778-0944.
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.
MANGROVE TRIMMING: Time to trim your man-
groves? Licensed, professional mangrove trimmer.
Over five years experience. Call Dan 792-7016 for
THE PERFECTIONIST is back! Cleaning with perfec-
tion. Call Sharon at 778-0064.
ACUPUNCTURE PHYSICIAN Irma Nussbaum, AP,
RN, MS, GSA. Have a happier new year add
acupuncture to your health care. Mobile unit, week-
end and evening appointments available. 792-0852.
INCOME TAX SERVICES, Ohio and Michigan our
specialty, electronic filing available. Call Pat at
Kenney Tax Service. 761-8156.
RAY CORDY CUSTOM PAINTING specializing in
stain, oil and varnish finishes, pressure washing. Inte-
riors, exteriors. Free estimates. Homeowners and con-
tractors welcome. Fully licensed and insured. Impec-
cable references. Mobile 724-0520, office 953-5215.
GOLF LESSONS. Call Carol, USGTF certified in-
HIRE A FIREFIGHTER INC. All types of carpentry
and maintenance work. 761-4065.
LOSE WEIGHT, tone up. Certified fitness, low rates.
JILL OF ALL TRADES for appointments, shopping,
errands. House, pet and baby-sitting services. 778-
RESORT OWNERS: All phases of maintenance and
repair and housekeeping in lieu of living accommo-
dations and small salary. Local Islanders, please call
ROYAL MAID SERVICE. Licensed, bonded, insured.
Free estimates 727-9337.
NEED TILE? Professional tiling by Bear. Phone Greg
or Ruth, 761-3053
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Laun Hauling By the cut or by the month.
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Paradise Improvements 778-4173
Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
Replacement Doors and Windows
Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
ANNA MARIA STORAGE
S CLIMATE CONTROL UNITS
413 PINE AVE. ANNA MARIA 778-5354
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"HANDY ANTHONY' Jack of Most Trades! 20-year Island
resident. Painting, masonry, plumbing/electrical repairs.
Installation of floors, windows, cabinets. 778-6000.
OVERNIGHT COMPUTER REPAIR and upgrades.
On-site network repair and installation. The Island's
official Road Runner Business Solution reseller. Con-
tact: owneroftheworldwideweb.com, 730-1608.
LPN SEEKS PART-TIME private-duty nursing and/or
administrative position. Available 2-3 days per week.
BEGINNING BRIDGE LESSONS. One-month course,
ISLAND SERVICES. Home repairs, painting, irrigation,
yard work and landscaping. Honest, dependable with
reasonable rates. Fifteen year resident. Call 779-0446,
ask for Bob or leave message.
ANNA MARIA APPLIANCE & TV SERVICE. Honest,
reliable repairs for major appliances, home electronics,
computers, garage-door openers, marine electronics.
ISLAND RESIDENT HOUSEKEEPER has recent
openings. One day weekly, bi-weekly, in and out, etc.,
local references 778-7178.
GASTRONOMIQUE COOKING CLASS. ACF certified
chef, five star experience and education. Contemporary
and classic cuisine. Small, informal classes. Dietary
concerns addressed. Great gift! Call 779-1716.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE Residen-
tial/commercial, full-service maintenance, landscaping in-
stallation, clean-ups, tree trimming, ponds, native plants,
butterfly gardens. Excellent references. 778-5294.
FREE SNOW REMOVAL Shell, dirt, mulch or stone
delivered and spread for a small fee. Yard clean-up.
Dump truck for hire. Free estimates. Call Dave
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If it's
broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior discount.
Call 778-2581 or 713-0676.
PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and installation.
Huge selection of plants, shrubs and trees. Irrigation and
pest control service. Everything Under the Sun Garden
Centre, 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. 778-4441.
SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $27 a yard. Hauling:
all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free estimates.
Call Larry at 795-7775.
TREES BY BREEZE. Landscapes, tree trimming and
property maintenance since 1988. Call Chris 778-2837.
STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE SERVICE. Installa-
tions, koi ponds, clean-ups and hauling. Shell delivered
and installed as low as $26.50 per yard. 727-5066.
CODY'S CARPET AND upholstery cleaning. Need your
carpets cleaned right? Call Cody, 17 years experience,
owner/operator, satisfaction always guaranteed. 714-0668.
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
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vinyl
tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs. Paul
CHRISTIES PLUMBING Island and off-Island service
since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free estimates,
no overtime charges. Now certifying back flow at water
meters. (FL#RF0038118) 778-3924 or 778-4461.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish crafts-
man. 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.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free estimates.
34-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at 778-1730.
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 more by
Hunter Douglas and other major manufacturers. Life-
time warranty. Call Island resident Keith Barnett for a
free in-home consultation. Many Island references, 15
years experience. 941-778-3526 or 730-0516.
THIRTY YEARS craftsman experience. Interior, exte-
rior, doors, stairs, windows and trim. Have sawmill, will
travel. 745-1043 Dan Michael, master carpenter.
TILE TILE TILE. All variations of ceramic tile supplied
and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt, reliable,
many Island references. Call Neil, 726-3077.
GRIFFITHS' ISLAND PAINT/ paper services: Interior/
exterior painting, pressure washing and wallpaper. For
prompt, reliable service at reasonable rates, call Kevin
at 778-2996. Husband/wife team.
ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodeling,
repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths. Free
estimates. Lic#RC0045125, #RG0058589,
#PE0020374. Insured. Call 720-0794.
VACATION RENTALS: 2BR apartments across form
beautiful beach, $450 per week. Fall and spring dates
available. Almost Beach Apartments, 778-2374.
ANNA MARIA 3BR/2.5BA, one half block to beach,
washer/dryer, microwave, utilities, cable, no pets, no
smokers. Winter only, $2,700/month plus security.
Three-month minimum. (863)646-9233.
MARINER'S COVE, fabulous 3BR/2.5BA, 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.
HOLMES BEACH canal-front home, 2BR/2BA, fur-
nished, garage, laundry, dock, many extra's. Available
now. Open 2002 season. Call for price and details.
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 fumished, singe story, available November-
May, no smoking, pontoon boat available. $3,500/
month. Call (863)683-4703 or (863)688-9281.
BAYFRONT DUPLEX. Seasonal 1BR/1BA quiet and
clean $1,400/month. 109 13th St. South, Bradenton
ANNUAL AND SEASONAL 2BR/2BA condos, heated
pools, beach, shopping, close to all. Old Florida Real
Estate Company, 778-3377.
213 54th St., Holmes Beach 778-3082
OPEN: MONDAY thru FRIDAY 7:30 to 5 SATURDAY 8 to 12
S, Phone 941-321-6617
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Weekly Waik-throuh Visual Inspections OfYour Property.
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HOLMES BEACH CANALFRONT home. 2BR/2BA,
furnished, garage, laundry, dock, many extras. Avail-
able now. Open 2002 season. Call for $ and details.
ANNUAL RENTALS, several to choose from. Big ones,
small ones, and one just right for you. Mike Norman
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA duplex one block from beach. $700/
month, walking distance to beach, Publix and shopping.
FURNISHED, SECURE 2BR/2BA condo. Deep-water
dock, covered parking, pool, spa, tennis, recreation,
workout rooms. Near beaches, perfect for boating fam-
ily. No smoking/pets. $3,000/month. 798-2000.
FULLY-FURNISHED APARTMENTS, monthly, weekly,
$1,600-$600.2BR/2BA, $1,800-$700. Washer/dryer, direct
Gulf view. South Bradenton Beach. 941-504-6009.
ANNUAL RENTAL 1 BR/1BA, Bradenton Beach, one block
to beach/bay, just renovated. 203 2nd St. N. #4 $625/
month; #2 $575/month. plus deposit. 813-258-2411.
ELEVATED CANALFRONT HOME. 2BR/1BA, newly re-
modeled upscale furnishings. Steps to beach. Available Janu-
ary & February, $2,500/month. Call (813) 920-3845, nights.
SEASONAL ANNA MARIA canal pool home with bay
view. 3BR/2BA $2,500/month. $1,000 Security. Jim
Piro, Piro and Associates, 923-3900.
ANNUAL STUDIO 1 BR/1 BA directly on Gulf of Mexico.
Private beach, water, sewer, garbage included. $900/
month. Assurity/security required. 792-2779.
RETIRED COUPLE SEEKS six-month canalfront rental
starting Nov. 1, 2001. Ncn-smoker, no pets. Will con-
sider annual non-furnished. 778-4873.
MARCH CONDO RENTAL, Gulf front complex, 2BR/
2BA available March and possibly April. Heated pool,
Jacuzzi, tennis and beach. 794-8877.
ANNUAL RENTAL, 2BR/2BA elevated duplex, no pets,
older couple preferred. 305 65th St., $750/month.
1BR/1BA WESTBAY COVE. Turnkey, shopping,
beach, heated pool and tennis. February, March and
April. Old Florida Realty, 778-3377.
ANNUAL 3BR/3BA Holmes Beach townhouse. Beau-
tiful,'spacious interior. Mexican/ceramic tile, new appli-
ances, heated pool, private garage and entry. Walk to
beach, shopping. $1,600/month includes water, cable,
pest, security system. 778-0167.
PANORAMIC BAYVIEW, cozy one and two bedroom,
fully furnished, ground-floor, small, quiet complex. No
smoking/pets. Available April and next season. Prefer
3-4 months. Consider annual. 778-7107.
BEACH ACCESS 4BR/2BA, $2,800/month, furnished
seasonal; $1,500 unfurnished annual. 795-2656.
ANNUAL RENTALS! Two bedroom apartments avail-
able in Holmes Beach and Anna Maria. prices range
$675-$725/month. No pets. Call Fran Maxon Real Es-
tate for information, 778-2307.
ROOMS FOR RENT. Furnished bedroom and bath.
Quiet, clean and like cats. Job, car, local references, no
smoking. $135/week. 778-4192.
SEASONAL 2BR/2BA HOME. No stairs. March only,
$1,725, plus tax. Possible lease May-December.
Longboat Key Village. 383-6272.
SEASONAL RENTAL. Holmes Beach townhouse.
Sunny 2BR/3BA, pool, washer/dryer, steps to Gulf, res-
taurant and pier. $2,100/month, 792-8747.
SEASONAL CANCELLATION, available Feb. 19-Feb.
28, 2001.1 BR/1BA, includes all. Steps to beach, $395/
weekly. 924-5199, (941)410-4466 cell.
ANNUAL RENTAL. $700/month, 2BR/1BA, ground
level unit with washer/dryer hoop-up. Close to beach
and pier. Marina Pointe Realty. 779-0732.
ANNUAL RENTAL: NEW 3BR/2BA unit with heated
pool and many other extras near the beach. $1,500/
month. Marina Pointe Realty. 779-0732.
ANNUAL 2BR/1.5BA elevated duplex. Washer/dryer,
covered parking, screened porch, adults, no pets! $825/
month plus utilities. Good area. 778-2167.
3BR/2BA GULF VIEW, Bradenton Beach. large
kitchen, deck laundry, garage. $2,500/seasonal or
BEAUTIFUL CANALFRONT LOT. No bridges, 516 Kum-
quat. 11,350 sq.ft., $350,000, (just $31 per sq.ft.!), by owner,
email: OliverZom @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., Reduced
$199,000. Call Sam Watkins, Coldwell Banker, 321-8323.
BAYFRONT ESTATE. Two houses and duplex. Newly
painted and re-roofed. Spectacular view. 109 13th St.
S., Bradenton Beach. $825,000. 322-2101.
WATERFRONT LOTS & HOMES. 5 direct waterfront
lots from $149,900 and three waterfront homes from
$299,900 on beach and bay. Won't last long owner
selling out! 800-246-4882.
HOLMES BEACH CONDO First floor, 2BR/2BA, low
dues, balcony overlooks mangrove preserve. Two
blocks to Gulf. $128,000. Brokers welcome. 779-9549.
STEPS TO BEACH, 3BR/2BA with pool and garage in
Holmes Beach. Completely remodeled. Great Island
getaway or rental. Call Ed Oliveira, A Paradise Realty,
PERICO BAY CLUB "BEST", just listed. 2BR/2BA
end villa. Beautiful turnkey, furnishings included.
Brick courtyard entry. One-car garage. Mint condi-
tion. Call Marilyn Trevethan for details and viewing.
Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
CANALFRONT HOME with pool and bay view. 3BR/
2BA. Asking $369,900. Call Jim Piro, Piro and Asso-
CONDO 2BR/2BA, Perfect location close to beaches
and shopping. Complete privacy, overlooking man-
grove through huge picture window. $125,000.
ISLAND HOME, easy walk to beach. 2BR/2BA, en-
closed porch, den, party room with hot tub, sun
porch, three-car garage plus room to park a large
boat or motor home. Newer appliances, siding, car-
pet, decorating. Well-built house in great shape.
$239,000. Call Yvonne Higgins at 720-3879.
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CANALFRONT HOME on really nice lot, 75 by 148, in Anna
Maria. 2BR/1.5BA, one-car garage, lanai, dock, davits. Extra
neat and clean. $279,000. Call Yvonne Higgins at 720-3879.
PERICO BAY CLUB "BEST," just listed. 2BR/2BA end villa.
Beautiful turnkey furnishings included. Brick courtyard entry.
One-car garage. Mint condition. Call Marilyn Trevethan for
details and viewing. Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
PERICO ISLAND second-floor condo. 2BR/2BA, living/
diningroom combo, lanai. Secluded, turnkey furnished. Rec-
reation center, pool, tennis, etc. $119,900. Owner, 795-7740.
CONDO, PERICO BAY CLUB, Perico Island. Beautiful
2BR/2BA, neutral decor, turnkey, excluding guest bed-
room. Very sharp, lake view. $144,500. Open house Sun-
day, Feb. 11, 1pm-4pm, or by appointment. 778-0064.
BEAUTIFUL DOUBLE LOT in northwest Bradenton.
Bayview, water sewer, electric on property. 761-3789,
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS Direct bayfront 2BR/
2BA, second-floor unit. turkey furnished, covered parking.
$250,000. Call Dick Maher or Dave Jones, A Paradise Re-
LOWEST PRICED detached single family home for sale
on the Island. Three blocks from the beach, 2BR/3BA. Call
Tom Nelson, Realtor, Island Real Estate. 778-6066.
1 BR MOBILE HOME at the Pines Park by Bridge Street.
Boat docking facilities, steps from beach. Clean, new car-
pet. $17,900. 779-0030.
KEY ROYALE: Italian villa on an estate-size lot. 4BR/4BA,
perfect for a large family home or separate mother-in-law
suite with a courtyard, gazebo, pool with diving board, bar-
becue and sink area. Owner may exchange. A must see
home. $445,000. Ted Louloudes, Town and Shore Realty,
(941)383-3840 or 302-3840.
ELEVATOR! NEW! NEW! One block to beach. Under
$300,000! New energy-saving Island home with an eleva-
tor. A rare find in a single-family home at this price. It makes
it easy to carry the groceries upstairs. 3BR/2BA and an
oversized two-car garage with a workshop. Owner financ-
ing. Call for details, Ted Louloudes, Town and Shore Re-
alty, (941)383-3840 or 302-3840.
CREEKWOOD, WOW! Only $149,000. Open, spacious
floor plan. 3BR/2BA with split-bedroom design. This home
has a great-room, Florida room, walk-in closet. Very com-
fortable home. A pleasure to show this immaculate home.
A fenced yard and a two-car garage. Ted Louloudes, Town
and Shore Realty, (941)383-3840 or 302-3840.
LONGBOAT KEY canalfront, immaculate 3BR/2BA home.
On sailboat water, canal opens out to the bay. Caged pool
with deck, new landscaping, new sprinkler system, circu-
lar driveway, kitchen updated, new tile and Berber carpet.
Only $425,000. Ted Louloudes, Town and Shore Realty,
(941)383-3840 or 302-3840.
GULF VIEW HOUSE, Holmes Beach. One house from
beach, 3BR/2BA, lanai, decks, 100x100 lot. By owner, 778-
2429 (10am-noon) principals only. $539,000.
The Village at Holmes Beach
COMING SUMMER 2001
Nine Luxury Condo Townhouses
* 3 Bedroom/2 Bath
* 1,700 sq.ft. Living Area
* Heated Pool
* Large Private Garage
* Elevator Available
* Private Splash Pools
Planning & Design
The Village at Holmes Beach Development, LLC.
Information: Jon Tipton, 941-779-9464
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GREAT INVESTMENT Priced to sell! One BEST BUY ON ISLAND Direct Intracoastal and
block to beaches. One cottage, plus a fourplex. canal views from living room, kitchen and bed-
Cottage has 2BR/1BA. Each unit in fourplex room of this new 3BR/2BA home. Boat lift, day-
has 1BR/1BA. All annual tenants, but could be its and hurricane-strength tinted windows.
seasonal. $399,900. Ed Oliveira 778-4800 or $389,000. Call Lynn Hostetler 778-4800 for
778-1199. MLS#41886 showing. MLS#71225
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BRADENTON BEACH DUPLEX Just steps PELICAN COVE 2BR/2BA unit with direct view
from the beach, 2BR/2BA and laundry hook- of Gulf and partial view of bay. Nicely turnkey
up in both units, enclosed storage on ground furnished great rental history. $269,000. Lynn
level for each unit. $259,900. Denny Rauschl Hostetler 778-4800. MLS#45686.
778-4800. MLS#72393. Easy to show!
ICE CREAM AND SANDWICH SHOP (Business Only) Owner will finance. $35,000.
Lynn Hostetler 778-4800.
ISLAND LOT: Commercial or duplex zoning. Call Lynn Hostetler 720-5876. $149,900
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TROPICAL ISLAND LOT overlooking a lovely lagoon at
the north end of Anna Maria Island. Cleared and ready to
build. near the City Pier, the new shopping center and new
post office. Very few lots left on the Island to build your
dream home. Call us for details. Ted Louloudes, Town and
Shore Realty, (941)383-3840 or 302-3840.
ESTATE-SIZED LOT: Almost 2.5 acres, walled family com-
pound on DeSoto Road near the new Sarasota Memorial
Hospital Health Center. Off Honore and University Parkway.
$50,000 below appraised price of $199,000. Ted Louloudes,
Town and Shore Realty, (941)383-3840 or 302-3840.
NORTH END of Longboat Key. Private tropical setting on
deep-water canal. 3BR/2.5BA home split design. Large
great room with wood burning fireplace. Totally remodeled
kitchen. Whole house under renovation. Trade considered.
Call for information, $775,000. Ted Louloudes, Town and
Shore Realty, (941)383-3840 or 302-3840.
GULFFRONT. Unique 3B/2BA Gulf front condo. View,
spectacular sunsets. Spacious unit has quality throughout.
Quiet, private location in Holmes Beach. $650,000, Sand
Pebble Realty 753-1620, after hours 778-9171.
CANALFRONT HOME for sale by owner. 2BR/1.5BA,
1,750 sq. feet, one stall garage, pool, 125 feet of canal front-
age. Lot. 80 x 100. $300,000. 8305 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Call 779-2093 to see.
BY OWNER, 3-4BR/3BA canalfront with dock, office and
computer rooms. Well lancscaped with sprinkler system.
$400,000. 710 Jacaranda. 778-9203, by appointment.
OPENING DOORS TO MANATEE COUNTY
DINE ON YOUR PRIVATE LANAI with pan-
oramic view of the lake and preserve when you
own this generous-sized 2BR condominium in
a secured bayfront community. $184,900. Bob
and Penny Hall, 749-5981. 71067
SAVOR THE SUNSETS. Penthouse over-
looking Sarasota Bay, large deck for viewing
nature at it's best. Hurricane shutters, cus-
tom-made doors, upgraded appliances.
$305,000. Carol Greenwald, 720-2243. 72760
ENJOY PANORAMIC VIEW of wildlife pre-
serve and Perico Bay from this sensational
2BR, second-floor unit. Clubhouse, pools,
tennis courts, bike paths and nature walks
yours to enjoy. $229,900. Jim Sellars, 798-
DRAMATIC CONTEMPORARY HOME on Anna
Maria Island. Captivating Gulf view from this cus-
tom-designed home by renowned architect Gene
Leedy. Just steps to white sandy beaches of the
Gulf of Mexico. $999,000. Sandy Drapala 749-5797
or Kathy Marcinko 252-1618. 44232
BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED Second-floor
unit. Garden view from enclosed lanai, lake
view from den and guest bedroom. Fountain at
entry courtyard. Secure gated commua-'y.
$124,500. Ruth Lawler, 856-O-9 OT'Cindy
Greco, 794-2714. 72519.
BEST BUY IN PALMA SOLA PARK 3BR pool
home, handicapped accessible, work area in
garage, fabulous fenced backyard. Move-in
condition. $159,900. Steve Georgie, 545-5341
or Chuck West, 374-3211. 72821
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419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
P O Box 2150 (941) 778-2291
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294
Si This superlative 5BR/3BA, plus two half-
-bathes, 7,000 sq.ft. estate is located on the
": sparkling blue waters of panoramic Bimini
., Bay. Marvel at the first-class appointments,
:. ,including Pella windows, Kohler plumbing
fixtures and fittings, marble countertops in all
bathrooms, Corian countertops in the gourmet
S eat-in kitchen, lovely, imported Italian tile
S'.- floors, brick paved walkways and driveway
S 'and so very much more! There is a free form
31 by 15 foot heated swimming pool, plus 7
foot circular Jacuzzi, a spacious 35-foot boat
1;1. dock with 10-ton electric lift, sauna and
detached exercise room, which doubles as an
independent guest quarter. Other amenities
S- include a handsome, winding oak staircase
leading to the inviting master bedroom, curved
"'. radius walls, doors, archways and windows,
S' brick fireplace, built-in bookcases and display
I S shelves, formal music room and so much
A. morel This extraordinary Island retreat is
lushly landscaped, fully fenced and offers an
Y.., extensive security system, assuring total
-. Privacy. A truly luxurious waterfront estate that
will please the most discerning buyer. Priced
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21 Literary mnonogrami
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27 Ecological colunillity
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104 See 60-Dow'n
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113 Son of Venlus
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46 Molecular biology topic
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