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Holmes Beach finalizes 79th St. land swap
By Diana Bogan
Despite pleas from a full house of 79th Street resi-
dents at Holmes Beach's Feb. 13 city commission
meeting, commissioners unanimously passed a motion
to grant a proposed land swap.
Two beachfront property owners have agreed to
deed property to the city to create a public walkway to
the beach. In exchange the city will vacate 10 feet on
either side of the right of way on 79th Street.
Ursula Lewis, a resident of 79th Street, argued that
"the city does not have the right to declare the easement
public access without the consent of the remaining 14
She and other homeowners claim the original land
developer had intended for the property to be used as
a common area for all residents of 79th Street.
Jerry Landkammer asked the commissioners to
wait six months before making a decision and to re-
search options for declaring the land for recreational
"The city has numerous legal ways to enforce/pro-
vide public access to the beach and recreational area
without giving away city land. One option with legal
precedent in Florida is open because the recreational
area has been notoriously open to the public for well
over 20 years," said Landkammer.
City Attorney Jim Dye responded that proving
common use is hard and residents would have to prove
the extent of use, how far back it has been open for use,
as well as the owners' permissiveness of its use.
"There are many hurdles to prevail over when de-
claring common use," Dye said. "Taking the deed gives
you a certain outcome."
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chair as they approached
the corner of the yacht basin
at 5325 Marina Drive when
a truck driven by Jo)se
Garcia of Ruboniac turnedl l
into her path Friday, Feb. ,x
16. The right rear wheel of
the truck struck the wheel-
chair and did $6,000
damage. Adkins, 31. andl her
l -vear-old sonl, who was
sitting on her lap in the
wheelchair, suffered minor
injuries. Garcia was not
ticketed, but he was und at
fault for careless driving
According to the police
report, Garcia stated ie -' ..
thoutl hlie had N um over the
curb making his turn onto I
Marina Drive. Islander
Photo: David Futch
Commissioners sworn in Thursday
By Laurie Krosney
Anna Maria's two new city commissioners will be
formally sworn into office before the commission
meeting Thursday, Feb. 22.
John Michaels and Linda Cramer were the two top,
vote-getters in a field of seven candidates in the Feb.
13 commission race.
The swearing-in will be at 6:30 p.m. at Anna Maria
City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, by Manatee County Su-
pervisor of Elections Bob Sweat.
City staffers are planning a small celebration im-
mediately after the ceremony to welcome the new com-
missioners aboard. Punch and cookies will be provided
by members of the city staff.
Michaels was the top vote-getter in the race that
resulted in 693 ballots cast out of a possible 1,641 reg-
istered voters. The total includes 26 absentee ballots,
or a 42.2 percent turnout.
Michaels recieved 268 votes; Cramer's tally was
239. For the other five candidates, it was 234 votes for
Jason Cimino, 231 for Chuck Webb, 198 for George
McKay, 100 for Diana Milesko and 22 for Jeffrey
Michaels said, "I'm really looking forward to
serving on the commission. I think we will see some
real cooperation on this commission. Knowing what
I know about the other commissioners and how they
feel about the issues, and knowing Linda Cramer and
what a positive person she is, I think we'll see a lot
more cooperation on this commission than we did on
the previous one."
Cramer said, "We have a lot of work to do. I'm
hoping we can put personal differences aside and all
cooperate on working for what's best for the city. We
have an outstanding staff, and if we can get the com-
mission to concentrate on the issues, we can focus on
the work ahead of us."
A commission meeting will follow the swearing in
and reception at 7 p.m.
Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh is expected to announce
his appointment of a vice mayor at the meeting.
Same time, same channel
The annual Sandpiper Park street sale will
include a large white elephant selection Satur-
day, Feb. 24, starting at 9 a.m. The park is lo-
cated at 2601 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach.
Another street sale, same day and time, is fea-
tured at the Pines Trailer Park, Bradenton Beach,
at the bayfront end of Bridge Street. Residents
there will be offering arts and crafts, white elephant
items, homemade pies and sandwiches.
A third sale on Longboat Key at St. Mary Star
of the Sea Church, same daytime, will include
furniture, housewares, clothes, linens, books and
collectibles. The church is at 4280 Gulf Of Mexico
Annie Silver Community Center, at 23rd
Street and Avenue C, Bradenton Beach, offers
bingo and refreshments in a smoke-free environ-
ment every Thursday at 7 p.m. through March.
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20,000-plus show up for Cortez fishing festival
By David Futch
"You can always tell a fisherman. You just can't
tell him much."
Someone painted that statement and attributed it to
Corey Ford, circa 1940, on one of the refrigerator-size
waste bins at the Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival
last weekend. I's a saying that holds true for many of
the independent spirits who live and work in Cortez.
It's part of the attraction the small village holds and
why more than 20,000 people showed up for the fun,
food and entertainment of the 19th annual festival.
Folks got to tour the old Fulford Fish Company
building with Cortez patriarch Blue Fulford showing
anyone interested how to make a cast net.
Next door to Fulford's at Alcee Taylor's home and
maritime museum, Taylor explained how the old-tim-
ers used to build boats.
Just as interesting at Taylor Boatworks are the myriad
tools in the space under Taylor's house, tools that just
don't exist anymore except here. Tools like 10-foot-long
auger bits used to drill a shaft log in old wooden boats.
You don't have to wait until next year to see them. Just
drop by Taylor's home next to Star Fish Company and
he'll be glad to show you around. If you're a tool or boat
nut, you won't believe his accumulation.
Next door to Taylor's in the Star Fish parking lot,
Cortez native Goose Culbreath fiddled away to
everyone's delight as he and the Cortez Grand 01'
Opry band entertained the masses who were downing
plateloads of smoked mullet, fried fish, crawfish, bar-
becue ribs and strawberry shortcake.
The Sunshine Express Cloggers kicked up their
heels and the Anna Maria String Band played some
honest-to-goodness foot-stompin' music.
For shoppers, the festival offered a variety of arts
and crafts including pottery, metal and wood fish sculp-
tures, fish-painted wood windows,.yard signs pointing
to "Margaritaville" and shell-covered refrigerator mag-
For the kids, there was a large "petting tank" where
children of all ages were allowed to pick up a horseshoe
crab or a starfish or shells that still have their critters
inside. There were also fish tanks filled with all sorts
of local marine life. Especially fascinating was that
strange-looking dude called a cowfish.
But more than anything, the Cortez Commercial
Fishing Festival is a chance for folks to see a part of
Florida that not too many years ago was the norm, not
Cortez is a fascinating place and its people are a
throwback to a much missed time of the past.
And you can certainly tell a fisherman. You just
can't tell him much.
Which way's the rental car?
Famous words from Jimmy Buffett songs particularly signs pointing the way to the
balladeer's illusionary Margaritaville and a ton of memorabilia made for just one of the
booths offering a popular array for shoppers at the Cortez festival.
Dollar sand dollars
There were sand dollars aplenty priced appropriately at the festival
to lure spending dollars for the collectors. The young men who
collected the mellita quinquiesperforata, cleaned, bleached and
dyed them assorted colors with food coloring to attract buyers at
Alcee Taylor, center, tells Cortez festival goers about the old tools he and his
father used at Taylor Boatworks to build many of the fishing skiffs once promi-
nent along the Cortez waterfront. Islander Photos: Bonner and David Futch
Cortez visitors look out over the docks, boats and visiting pelicansffrom the
loading area at Fulford Fish Company. The boat immediately right of the man's
arm is for sale cheap. The decline in the fishing industry since the 1995 net
ban in Cortez is sadly evident from this vantage point.
Swap OK'd in Holmes Beach the land swap. "We have donated property, money and consider-
"I don't see the downside," said Commissioner able time to make this access available to everyone at
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Roger Lutz. "We're trading land that doesn't get any- a minimal cost to the city," wrote Roe. "We hope that
"Why are we rushing into this?" Landkammer one down to the beach for land that gets everyone down you will enjoy the use of this public easement and ap-
asked the commission. "We can make the area a park. to the beach." preciate the permanent benefit that this access provides
Don't give up city property." Residents strongly maintain that it is the use of the for everyone."
Several other residents and a spokesperson for the land's green space that is in jeopardy. They claim Wil- "This land is not ours," said Commissioner Don
Holmes Beach Civic Association agreed with liam Roe, one of the two homeowners involved in the Maloney. "Right now the owners can do whatever they
Landkammer's plea to consider keeping the area green swap, has recently cut down trees and violated their want with it."
space. right to enjoy the land. Now that the land swap has been approved, the city
Despite residents' claims that the city has already Roe in turn sent a letter to his neighbors stating that is not in a position to offer to buy the land, nor can it pur-
,treated the land as public property by providing neighbors "have no rights by invitation or otherwise to use sue claiming its common use. The only other way for the
benches and trashcans, the board still voted in favor of the property except for the easement granted to the city." city the take the land would be through condemnation.
Tempers flare over change orders
By Paul Roat
A testy Bradenton Beach City Commission approved
$1,145 and $2,958 change orders for reconstruction of the
police building, but not without some strong words being
The change orders were requested by Bob Dale Con-
struction, contractor for the job. The $1,145 was for re-
moving and reframing a wall, reworking electrical ser-
vices and adding a dishwasher circuit. The second, for
$2,958, was for installation of a ice maker line, reconstruc-
tion of a toilet and extensive electrical wiring.
The additional work was apparently outside the origi-
nal scope of work on the $102,000 remodeling project.
Funds for the reconstruction came from revenue generated
from the one-cent sales tax windfall all Manatee County
cities reaped several years ago.
Several commissioners questioned why the work
needed to be done and who authorized it without it com-
ing before the commission first.
That was when Mayor Gail Cole turned testy.
"Things just happen with projects," he said. "Ev-
ery one of our darn projects is the same way. I blame
Grossman new pastor
of Harvey Church
in Bradenton Beach
The Rev. Dr. Bill Grossman was installed as
pastor of Harvey Memorial Church in services
that saw the Rev. Dr. J. Clement Walker, long-
time pastor there, prominent in the ceremony.
Walker has been ill for the past year, with
Grossman filling in for him at the Bradenton
At the ceremony the Rev. Dr. J. Ralph
Shotwell, retired executive director of the Inter-
national Council of Community Churches, was
guest speaker. Helping Walker in the installation
was the Rev. Dr. James MacVicar, regional
.trustee of the council.
it on the commission to not get someone to take respon-
sibility to get the job done. Am I disgusted with this?
Hell, yes, I'm disgusted. The commission doesn't have
His comment prompted Vice Mayor Bill Arnold to
say "the commission doesn't have the responsibility. Only
you have that authority, Mr. Mayor. We have department
heads and it is their responsibility to bring these things to
Commissioner John Chappie said "I thought the
mayor was overseeing the project" of the police building
"Oh, no! Not at all," Cole snapped. "Give me a
Commissioner Dawn Baker suggested the change
orders be paid and funds taken out of the police depart-
ment budget. That suggestion got Police Chief Sam
"I don't think it is fair for me to be penalized for some-
thing that wasn't my fault," Speciale said. "When the city
hall remodeling went over budget, did you take the funds
out of the administration budget?" he rhetorically asked.
Those funds, too, were derived from the one-cent sales
Arnold said "the work has been done and the people
have to be paid, but we've got to stop using the one-cent
sales tax money because before too long it'll all be gone.
I'd like to see the money come from the police budget."
Commissioners voted unanimously to pay the $1,145
change order. Then Baker made a motion that the funds
come from one-cent sales tax revenue, but be reimbursed
from the police department budget. It was seconded by
Arnold, but failed when Cole, Chappie and Commissioner
Bemeitta Kays voted against it.
Chappie then moved to approve the $2,958 work.
That motion also passed, with Arnold and Baker opposed.
The testiness carried over onto the next item on the
agenda, an after-the-fact request by Building Official
Roger Titus to send Permit Clerk Cha Conarroe to a work-
ers' compensation seminar in Sarasota. Usually, city com-
mission approval is granted before attending classes or
seminars, but Titus was asking for permission after
Conarroe had already gone to the event.
THE ISLANDER E FEB. 21, 2001 0 PAGE 3
Anna Maria City
Feb. 22, 6:30 p.m., swearing into office of new city
Feb. 22, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting.
Agenda: request for variance to setback requirements
at 107 Elm Ave.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
Feb. 22, 6:30 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting
on Bradenton Beach Club development.
Feb. 23, 9 a.m., city commission-department head
Feb. 23, 10:30 a.m., city commission work session on
easements and flooding.
Feb. 28, 9:30 a.m., city commission work session on
procurement policies, solid waste ordinance.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
Feb. 22, 9:30 a.m., Citizen Advisory Committee to the
Island Transportation Planning Organization.
Feb. 27, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
Feb. 21, 7 p.m., Island Elected Officials Meeting,
Longboat Key Town Hall.
Feb. 23, 4 p.m., Island Transportation Planning Orga-
nization meeting, Holmes Beach City Hall.
Feb. 26, 9:30 a.m., Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan
Planning Commission meeting, Sudakoff Hall, USF-
New College campus, Sarasota.
After questions were raised about her attendance
while still in her 90-day probationary period, commission-
ers tabled the request.
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New docks to cost homeowners $546 more
By David Futch
The price of a new dock at your home just went up
In an odd arrangement with the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service and the nonprofit organization Na-
tional Fish and Wildlife Foundation, homeowners who
want to build a new dock must donate money to the
Manatee Conservation Fund.
The money goes to the National Fish and Wildlife
Foundation, which then gives the money to local law
enforcement agencies to pay for patr ling areas where
manatees are at "high risk."
Money also can be used to pay for signs warning
boaters that manatees live nearby, according to Kalani
Cairns, U.S. Fish & Wildlife assistant field supervisor
at the south field office in Vero Beach.
"By.increasing law enforcement and handing out
speeding tickets in a manatee area, you modify
boater behavior, which leads to less collisions with
manatees hopefully," Cairns said. "We've as-
Ssessed a number of counties that we have deemed
'high-risk' areas for manatees.
"The bottom line for a homeowner who wants to
build a dock in a high-risk county like Manatee County
is that the homeowner would have to contribute $520,
plus 5 percent for administrative costs for the National
Fish and Wildlife Foundation, or a total of $546. Once
they've given the money to the Manatee Conservation
Fund that is administered by the Foundation, we send
a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recom-
mending approval of the permit."
That is unless someone applies for a permit in an
area where large numbers of manatee live or visit.
In most cases, homeowners who want a dock ap-
proach a dock builder who applies for that person's
dock permit in much the same manner as a building
contractor applies for a building permit for someone
who wants to build a home.
In the past, if an Islander wanted to build a new dock,
he would hire a dock builder who applied for the build-
ing official in the city where the dock was to be built.
The building official then sent the application to
the county and the county rubber-stamped it with a
blanket-approval permit from the Corps of Engineers.
That all ended when a judge ruled Jan. 5 in favor
of the Save the Manatee Club, which contended in a
lawsuit that more docks meant more boats running over
The judge ordered the Corps of Engineers to insist
county building departments stop issuing its blanket
single-family-home dock permits.
Now the first step to build a new dock is to apply
to the local Corps of Engineers office in Tampa.
The Corps then sends the application to U.S. Fish
& Wildlife, Cairns said. If the person made the $546
contribution, then Fish & Wildlife gives its blessing
and recommends the Corps issue a permit to the dock
builder on behalf of the homeowner, he said.
For a business to build a marina or covered boat
shed with hundreds of slots for boats, the formula for
the payoff to the Manatee Conservation Fund is some-
In the Fish & Wildlife Service "guidance" docu-
ment, marinas must be able to pay for 1.65 hours of law
enforcement per slip per year for 10 years, Cairns said.
A marina or covered shed with 100 slips would
have to provide for 165 hours of law enforcement a
year for 10 years, Cairns said, with the cost varying
from project to project depending on its size.
This new Fish & Wildlife "guidance" will come out
for public review and comment some time in March.
Jim Taylor of Taylor-Made Marine Construction in
Holmes Beach said the new rules only mean one thing
"As dock builders, we're dead in the water," Tay-
lor said. "I have six or seven dock permits on file. Most
were issued before the court ruling came out that de-
manded the counties stop issuing the blanket permit for
a dock. I can build those and still work for a while.
Then I have some seawalls I can do.
"There's nothing clear about any of this. Clarify what
you want me to do and I will do it. That's all I ask. It's
common sense, but common sense ain't so common."
Taylor said he spent a lot of time on the phone try-
ing to get an answer. He said he thinks he got one, but
Taylor said he was told by U.S. Fish & Wildlife
that anyone who wants to build a dock must first give
a contribution to the Manatee Conservation Fund.
If the Corps and Fish & Wildlife both give the per-
mit the go-ahead, then the Corps sends the applicant
Next the applicant must submit the approval letter
to the local agency with jurisdiction whether that's
the county or city along with the appropriate fees,
and await approval.
Taylor said he was told that Fish & Wildlife has up
to 120 days to respond to an application.
Cairns with Fish & Wildlife said he didn't think
that would be the case unless there were "unique cir-
"This lawsuit got a federal agency scared and it's a
total overreaction," Taylor said. "They're aiming at dock
builders and homeowners when there are dry-storage ar-
eas loaded with boats. They're aiming at the wrong
people. They should be aiming at boat manufacturers.
There needs to be more enforcement in manatee zones."
More enforcement in "high-risk" manatee zones is
exactly what Fish & Wildlife wants. That's why it
wants people to give to the Manatee Conservation
Fund, Cairns said.
Engineer John Kampmann, co-owner of Deck
Doktors in Sarasota, said he met Feb. 13 with Mana-
tee County building officials, two other contractors and
building officials from the three Island cities.
He said targeting single-family homeowners as a
way to pay for law enforcement is the wrong course.
A $2 increase in boat registration fees in Florida
would raise millions of dollars. However, Gov. Jeb
Bush rejected the idea when it was proposed.
"The shame of this situation is that there could
have been an easier solution," Kampmann said. "Rais-
ing the boat registration fee is an across-the-board tax.
I don't think many people would object to $2 a year to
help save the manatees."
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THE ISLANDER 0 FEB. 21, 2001 M PAGE 5
PericQ mediation in shade, closed to press, public
By David Futch
Plenty of elected officials were expected to be at
Bradenton Fire Station No. 1 Feb. 21 when mediation
begins over changes to Bradenton's comprehensive
Indirectly, the mediation is about an 898-unit con-
dominium project planned for north Perico Island.
But the meeting is closed to the press and public.
Florida's Govemment-in-the-Sunshine Law requiring
open meetings when two or more elected officials are
present does not apply when litigation is involved.
However, a number of officials said they have a wish
list of what they would like to see come out of the 9 a.m.
meeting involving the city of Bradenton, Concerned Citi-
zens of Manatee County and its member Doris Schember,
Manatee County and the three Anna Maria Island cities.
County Commission Chairman Joe McClash, who
has been vocal in his opposition to Arvida's proposed
condominium project from the beginning, said mediation
is a chance for the parties to avoid the hearing process.
McClash said he would like to see a less intrusive
project on the 353-acre parcel on the southern rim of
Tampa Bay, less intrusive than the planned 4-, 6-, 7-
and 10-story project.
"My position at mediation will be to limit the den-
sity of the project and to get them to limit building
height to three stories or less," McClash said. "I'm al-
ways optimistic. Since the city and Arvida are willing
to meet, it shows an indication they're willing to com-
In the mediation process, both sides state their case
and then the mediator attempts to find common ground.
"I'm not there for the fun of it," McClash said. "If
the city and Arvida don't want to address the concerns
of the county and Concerned Citizens of Manatee
County, then there's not much reason for being there.
I give (the mediation) at least a half day.
"If the parties are unwilling to compromise, then
we're looking at another year of fighting, hearings and
appeals. This is an important issue, because any ruling
is going to affect coastal construction and growth in
Manatee County. One of the reasons we all live here or
came here to live is because of our pristine coastline."
The issue at the mediation hearing revolves around
a challenge brought by Concerned Citizens of Mana-
tee County. The group of eight citizens also called
the Perico Eight filed a challenge last year to amend-
ments Bradenton City Council members attempted to
make to the city's comprehensive land-use plan.
Amending the land-use plan allowed council members
to give their blessing to Arvida's project.
The Concerned Citizens' challenge was filed with
the Florida Department of Community Affairs, who
must approve any amendments to land-use plans
adopted by local governments.
Later, a judge ruled that seven of the eight mem-
bers of Concerned Citizens had no standing in the chal-
lenge because they had filed their complaint past the
However, the same judge ruled that Concerned
Citizen member Doris Schember did have standing in
the challenge. Schember had complained when a hast-
ily-called city council meeting was to address changes
in the city land-use plan and there were no members of
the press and few citizens at the meeting.
"The morning of the meeting I saw an ad in the
newspaper about the city holding a special meeting that
afternoon about changing the comprehensive plan,"
Schember said. "I just about spilled coffee on myself.
I am a board member with ManaSota-88, but I went to
the meeting as a member of the League of Women Vot-
ers. Marianne Barnebey, Bradenton vice mayor, said to
the other council members that she thought this was an
important meeting and wondered why there were no re-
"Just because I was upset and went down there, I
was able to be recognized as a person of standing in the
challenge. I didn't have a chance to say anything sub-
stantial at that meeting, because I didn't know what the
meeting was about."
Holmes Beach City Commissioner Don Maloney
was expected to represent his city at the mediation.
"I wonder how significant it is that they're holding
this meeting at a fire house," Maloney said.
Bradenton Beach Mayor Gail Cole said he would
like to see the Arvida project go away.
"I'd like for them to leave Perico Island alone,"
Cole said. "I'm concerned the density is going to create
an evacuation problem. They're creating a city the size
of mine. Interruption of traffic on Manatee alone is go-
ing to be significant."
Last Easter at Coquina Beach, 19,000 people show
up and city police turned away another 6,000.
"Arvida keeps saying that only 3 percent of its
homeowners will come to the beach," Cole said. "If they
say that, I believe it. And I also believe in the Easter
Bunny and Santa Claus. They're going to have to show
me another exit to get people out of there. We have se-
rious evacuation problems. Then think about our water.
Water shortages are going to get worse. Water isn't
something you can wave a little wand at or pass an or-
dinance and create more of it."
Something else concerns Cole, perhaps deeper than
He said he fears the destruction of pristine Perico
Bayou immediately east of where Arvida's 10-story
condos will go up.
"Once they take Perico Bayou away, you can't get
it back," Cole said. "When you develop, you dump pes-
ticides and herbicides in the water through runoff. That
kills grass flats. People want to call me a liberal or a tree
hugger. I'm not. I'm a responsible person."
One elected official who asked not to be identified
said the project would impact King Fish Boat Ramp, re-
quire more paving of city streets, more staff including
police and fire. As planned, the project will have its
own fire station. However, West Manatee Fire District
on Anna Maria and at 59th Street West in Bradenton
would be affected because the district would be the
backup unit for the project, the official said.
Anna Maria Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh said he
would like to see the issue resolved in mediation rather
than going to a hearing.
"They might surprise us," Deffenbaugh said. "I think
if they can resolve this, why go to the hassle, time and
money of going to a hearing? It depends on how coopera-
tive everyone wants to be. Arvida seems to want to coop-
crate because they've asked to be at the meeting."
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Traffic, traffic everywhere
We can only hope we never have another area festi-
val coinciding with a bumper tourist crop, a bridge stuck
on Manatee Avenue and major construction on Palma
Sola Causeway, all topped off by a fender-bender or two.
Nah. It could never happen again.
Or could it? Last week's traffic congestion on Anna
Maria Island isn't necessarily attributed to any particular
one of the above factors.
It's all of the above, combined with astronomical,
seemingly unbridled growth in Manatee County.
Stuck on the causeway among friends riding in other
cars and connected by cell phones, we speculated as to
what an 898-unit development on Perico Island would add
to the mishmash.
Ugh. It's hard to imagine it could get worse, but we're
sure it will.
Islanders who ventured out that day will surely be
posting a refrigerator reminder that they should stay home
until after Easter.
Does anyone agree that the Bradenton police officer
waiting westbound in gridlock on the causeway, whom we
passed in our retreat, could have better served the public
by warning motorists at 75th Street or Palma Sola Bou-
levard that the bridge was stuck?
It only took us a phone call to figure it out, but, well,
you know what hindsight's like.
Wait no more
Folks waiting for a tragedy at one of the Island's "dan-
gerous" crosswalks may wait no more.
Thankfully, the pedestrian victims of an accident on
Marina Drive last week were not seriously injured.
They weren't even in the crosswalk, but were instead
headed west in a motorized wheelchair along the sidewalk
next to the boat basin from the adjoining parking lots of
the defunct Marina Bay, Eckerd and First Union.
At the comer/crosswalk, a truck leaving the driveway,
turning right onto Marina Drive, clipped the corner of the
wheelchair with its rear wheel, sending the quadriplegic
occupant and her infant child, seated on her lap, to the
Thankfully, they weren't crushed by the protruding
double tires that apparently obscured them from the right-
rear view of the truck's driver.
Thankfully, victims Susan Adkins and her infant
weren't seriously injured.
Surprise. It wasn't the obvious failure of what seems
like nine out of 10 cars to stop for pedestrians at a cross-
walk, but a careless accident.
But we hope it's a warning.
The sidewalk needs improvement and pedestrians
need more diligence from drivers and police at all the
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I overheard my owners laughing about these
people that complained about dogs on the beach, as
well as their distortions about me. They said the tem-
porary, wish-to-live-here residents next door accused
me of chasing their kids and pooping on the beach.
Well, the local folks here should hear my side of the
My name is Abby and I'm 10 years old. I haven't
bitten anyone in my life, although I do protect my turf
when provoked. This little 11-year-old boy they talk
about is spoiled. He was walking barefoot on the coral
rocks in front of the property we rented. This is the day
I barked at him. I never "chased" him or his little sis-
ter like they said. The boy liked to come close to our
place and "stare" at me.
Then one day my owner was feeding the gulls on
the beach. All of a sudden, here comes that little boy
with a radio-controlled 4 X 4 in tow. This kid started
running his 4 X 4 into the birds that were trying to feed
upon my owner's bread. My master quit feeding them
until he went away.
Later, he and his family started building a huge
sand castle, about 100 square feet I'd expect. Not just
sand, you know, these kids started placing all kinds of
debris from the beach in it. Now it resembled a castle
with junk littered all around it. Then, to top it off, one
evening some unknown folks stumbled across this
castle mess, and the whole family ran out cursing at the
people for trampling their work of art.
Goodness, I thought the beach was public? Who
are these people from far away to be so bold on prop-
erty they don't even own?
Well, it gets better. Turns out these folks own a cat
that runs loose on the Island. Out of control, just like
the kids. Wonder who cleans up after the cat? My own-
ers follow me around with pooper-scoopers.
One night, my owners said in astonishment that
those kids were left alone at home for quite some time.
Imagine that, 8- and II-year-old kids home alone. Both
parents were gone in their cars.
Well, I have a suggestion for all this dog stuff.
Just have the Anna Maria City folks charge for a
permit. You know, like $25 to $30 per month. Less
for local residents. Check their rabies vaccine, make
some money for the common cause and make 'em
purchase some disposable pooper-scoopers in the
deal. Make 'em sign a statement saying they'll be
responsible for me so I can play, too. Then
I just want to bark loudly when the truth gets dis-
torted, especially by a bunch of hypocrites who, by the
way, are looking toward being permanent residents of
the Island. Boy, am I glad I'm leaving soon. Good luck
with these folks, they need to check the mirror!
T.L. Rossell, Anna Maria Cirt', for Abby, the Do-
berman pinscher that didn't chase, only barked
For successful party
The St. Bernard Woman's Guild would like to
thank all the members and friends of the guild who
helped make the Valentine dessert and card party such
a great success.
A very special thanks to all our loyal and generous
Island merchants for their continuing support and con-
tributions to our ongoing efforts. Their help and coop-
eration are appreciated.
Burdette Doerr, Holmes Beach
Help Guy help cats
Donations are needed for Charlie Guy, the man
who rescues and feeds the abandoned and homeless
cats on Anna Maria Island and other places. Charlie
does this out of the goodness of his heart on a very
All donations are an incredible gift. Checks may be
sent to Charlie Guy, P.O. Box 380, Anna Maria FL
34216. Please drop cat food off at my residence at 214
Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Purina dry and Kal Kan canned
foods are preferred.
Jennifer Dagher, Anna Maria
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Boating growth argued
I am often troubled by the things I read in your
paper. Mostly it comes from the misguided opinions
that are given credence.
I read today the article that you published regard-
ing "Feds must approve single-family-home docks."
My initial reaction was good. There are many
structures on the islands canals and waterways that
could never have conformed to any form of critical
evaluation. When I lived in Tennessee we were subject
to regulation by the Corps of Engineers and their con-
tributions were more than positive.
What gets me is the reason. Why do we and our
legal system give disproportionate credibility to pres-
sure groups when they are clearly off on the wrong
track? I too want to Save the Manatee and I regularly
enjoy seeing them from my seawall. I also see respon-
sible dock-owning boaters carefully navigating the
canals as they fully appreciate both the manatee and a
need to prevent damage to docks and seawalls. More
docks do not necessarily mean more boats.
There has been far greater growth in boating
around our Island than could be accounted for by the
few extra docks. What has grown out of all proportion
is the use of the free boat launch ramps. There are some
equally responsible users of these facilities, but as I live
within sight of the 63rd Street launch, I can assure you
that the users who launch there are not as responsible
as owners. We get speeding boats and crazies on Wave
Runners. In fact, during the weekend the guys who
speed around our bayou are predominantly from that
How do we stop the problem? The growth of boat-
ing will continue whilst we have the affluent society
that we all enjoy. What we need are trained and disci-
plined boaters. We need to increase the citations for
irresponsible use of our waterways. Don't warn them
- book them. We need to stipulate that there must be
a person on board who has passed an approved safe
boating course. Most of all we need to impress on the
boating population why there are rules. Get rid of the
"Minimum Wake" signs, which are meaningless and
flouted Replace them with "No Wake" signs.
We don't need more "bureaucratic hoops" to pre-
vent docks we need everyone to push for increasing
control of those who feel that they are outside those
rules that require them to act responsibly and give re-
spect to all, not just to manatees.
Save the Manatee Club: If you want the support of
reasonable people, then "get real" and evaluate the real
source of the extra boats. It is not docks, it's population
growth and lack of consideration!
Jeff and Brenda Turner, Holmes Beach
Give dog beach a chance,
research truck purchase
I don't understand why there can or can't be a place
on the beach that dogs and their owners can go.
I read in the paper that some people think there will
be a health risk, too many bacteria, kids will play with
the dog crap and the water will be polluted.
Then I read no, it won't. The high levels of bacte-
ria are from people and stormwater runoff.
I hope that we have facts and not hearsay when we
decide on what to do. One thing that makes me vapor-
lock are people that are sure there will be dog crap all
over the beach. Well, I bet that some dog owners will
not be responsible and pick up. Not everyone will be
that way. Heck, I find a pile on my lawn once in a great
while, about once every two months. We have a dog,
but she stays in our yard.
I would like to see a dog.beach. But hey, what
about trying it for a while before we condemn the idea?
Would it be too much to compromise? My crystal ball
isn't working, so I can't say whether it will work or fail.
I just can't predict what isn't tried. If it did or didn't
work somewhere else, does not mean it will fail or suc-
ceed here unless we try it?
Now, about the new truck purchases for Anna
Maria. I would like to know what the bids were from
Ford, Dodge, GMC, Chevrolet, and Toyota. Isn't the
purpose of a bid to get the best price on comparable
equipment? Mayor Deffenbaugh says we are getting a
Ford because they last longer. What statistics did he use
to determine that they last longer? Do they last longer
because he says so? What does J.D. Power & Associ-
ates say? What does Car & Driver magazine say? They
do long-term tests on trucks and tell you how much
service costs are for 36,000 miles and what problems
occurred during the test.
Is it because Deffenbaugh has a Ford van? Please
don't use personal views as a way to purchase a truck
for our city. It should go to the truck line that bids the
least, period. They all come with a warranty.
Any why do we go to Tampa to buy a truck? That's
a long way for warranty work. I know you don't have to
take it to that dealer if another one is closer, but do you
think a closer dealer will service our truck first if one of
their customers needs an auto repaired at the same time?
Fat chance. I think more research should be done before
we commit to spending more than $30,000 for new trucks.
Thomas W. Skubic, Anna Maria City
Thanks to all
On behalf of myself and my son Sheldon I would
like to thank the Island Baptist Church and all its mem-
bers for their generosity and support at my time of need
during my husband Daryll's illness and funeral.
Also I would like to extend thanks to all my neigh-
bors, friends, the Anna Maria Elementary School and
all those from the entire community who so openly
gave of their time to help provide support, morally, fi-
nancially and spiritually, for my family.
Finally I would like to thank the Hospice of North-
west Manatee. Please donate to this organization. It is
a very worthy cause.
Sherin Phillips, Anna Maria
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Anna Maria's helpful home page premieres
By Laurie Krosney
It's 4 o'clock on Saturday afternoon and you want
to check and see if the contractor you may hire to re-
model your kitchen is licensed.
You won't need to wait until Monday. You can
check it out on Anna Maria's home page, which is be-
ing developed by Building Official Bob Welch on his
Welch said, "Other members of the staff are par-
ticipating in developing the page, including informa-
tion that will help our citizens. Over and over, people
have expressed a desire for information and access to
information, so we want to do whatever we can to get
that information to them."
The project hasn't cost the city anything. Welch
said Time Warner's Roadrunner, the city's Internet
service provider, has all of the tools he needs to get the
page up and running.
"I started toying with the idea a month or so ago,"
Welch said. "I saw it as a tool for the building depart-
ment, but as I kept hearing about the desire for infor-
mation on the part of the citizens, and as other staff
members started to give their input, it turned into more
of a generalized information site," Welch said.
The address of the home page is http://
www.tampabay.rr.com/amcity. There are links to the
Federal Emergency Management Agency, to several
sites for the state of Florida, including one that lists all
the services provided by the state and another that dis-
plays the purchasing contract for the state for vehicles
and equipment a subject that was under scrutiny a
couple of weeks ago when the city contracted to pur-
chase pickup trucks.
You can get a look at the new Florida building
codes, flood-zone information or the new wind-load
The page provides a link to Anna Maria City's
charter, ordinances and building codes.
Want to apply for a permit? You can get an over-
view of the permitting process.
Need an inspection? You can order one online
through the home page.
There's also a link to check the history of the area
through a Manatee County site. Or you can link to the
Florida Insurance Council or check out election results.
City staff posted the results of the Feb. 13 Anna Maria
City Commission race on the page by Wednesday
morning, the day after the election.
Welch said, "At this point, the page is mostly a
reflection of me, but it eventually needs to be a reflec-
tion of the city and its citizens. The whole staff is start-
ing to contribute ideas."
Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh said when Welch ap-
proached him about developing the page, he thought it
was a great idea. "He's doing a fine job. I think it will
serve us well," the mayor said.
An employee of Holmes Beach did the initial work
on that city's Web site. City Clerk Brooke Bennett said
Chip Frappier, a patrolman for the Holmes Beach Po-
lice Department, developed the site on his own.
Bennett said she thought the site had been a real asset
to the city.
Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay Romine said
Frappier is also the systems manager for the police
department. Romine said Frappier developed the site
on city time.
The address of the Holmes Beach web page is
"The site has been of tremendous benefit to the city
and to the police department," Romine said. "There is
an awful lot of information there, including an area
where you can get answers to the most frequently asked
questions and e-mail links to all the city departments."
The chief said currently there are some memory
problems with the site, so things like current city com-
mission agendas aren't posted, but he thinks the Web
site remains of great value to the city.
Welch said at this point he is hoping'for feedback
and direction from Anna Maria commissioners and
"We could post the minutes of commission meet-
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At this point we would like to hear what people like and
don't like about the page. What do they want to see
posted? Let us know," Welch said.
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Island artists show works in downtown Sarasota
Friends of the Selby Public Library is hosting its third annual invitational art
exhibit at the downtown Sarasota library, including works by Island artists
Woody Candish and Richard Thomas. Thomas's mixed-media sketches of library
patrons adorn one area of the stairwell downstairs while Candish's two steel
sculptures appear at the entry and upstairs near the "stacks." The library archi-
tecture is the work of yet another Islander, Gene Aubry. Candish and Thomas are
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By Diana Bogan
Joe Clark of Holmes Beach pleaded
guilty to running a business selling used
bikes from his home on 76th Street at
the Feb. 15 code enforcement board
Code Enforcement Officer Walter
Wunderlich has cited Clark twice for
violating zoning regulations that pro-
hibit residents from running a business
from their yards.
According to City Attorney Jim
Dye, the city's home occupation ordi-
nance requires that any business be con-
ducted within the habitable part of the
home, but he is currently working to
change it so that residents would be per-
mitted to work in their garage.
Clark, who has been repairing and
selling used bikes from his yard without a
business license, was originally ordered to
stop in February 1999. At that time he
brought his property into compliance.
When asked by board member
Donald Schroder why he resumed his
business after coming into compliance
once before, Clark responded that many
of his neighbors are in violation and
nothing happens to them.
Chairman Charles Stealey noted
that the issue before the board was
Clark's case and asked if Clark planned
to continue selling bikes.
"I don't make a big business out of
it and I'm getting too old to continue
much longer," Clark said. "But if I can't
show them then I can't sell them."
"If you want to continue to fix bikes
you can obtain an occupational license
from the city, but there can be no buy-
ing or selling," said Stealey.
Wunderlich said, "You can't have
anything outside and once the ordinance
is rewritten by attorney Dye, you will be
permitted to work in your garage. But
the ordinance has to be redone first."
Dye anticipates that it will take
about six weeks to finalize changes to
the ordinance, allowing residents to
work from their garages.
Until then, the board has ordered
Clark to stop conducting business im-
mediately and pay a fine. For a repeat
violation the board is allowed to fine up
to $500 per day for each day a violation
continues past the day set for the com-
After much deliberation the board
agreed to fine Clark a flat fee of $250.
Pines Trailer Park
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Arts and crafts, white elephant
items, homemade pies, Sloppy Joes,
hot dogs and other items in great va-
riety will be offered to the public at
the annual Pines Trailer Park street
sale Saturday, Feb. 24.
The sale will run from 9 a.m. to
2 p.m. at the park, which is north of
the Bradenton Beach City Pier off
Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach.
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Fiorentino memorial benefit
scheduled for youth camps
Plans have been completed for the fourth annual
benefit for the Lou Fiorentino Memorial Scholarship
Fund scheduled for Saturday, March 3.
It will be from 4 to 10 p.m. at the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria City, as a memorial to the popular Island Little
League coach and umpire.
Proceeds go to the fund to send Island youngsters
from fourth through eighth grade to summer residen-
tial camps devoted to sports, music, science and affili-
The event will include music, food, cash bar, raffle,
silent auction, sale of commemorative T-shirts, and
music by Koko Ray and the Soul Providers, Rock Bot-
tom, Connie and Scott and Reid Frost.
Goods and services donated by Island businesses
will be raffled hourly. Prizes include resort accommo-
dations, dinner certificates, wine, art works, fishing and
A donation of $5 is requested with youth under 16
free, and raffle tickets will be $1.
The Fiorentino event has raised $31,000 to date
and sent 43 youths to camp. Details may be obtained
by calling 778-9205.
Island power squadron
sets class for safe boating
The Anna Maria Island Power Squadron has
scheduled its second winter class in safe boating for 8
a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at 1200 71st St.,
Many insurance companies provide a discount to
boat owners who pass the course, said Claudette Kenny
of the squadron. Details may be obtained at 778-8408
Island Chamber social
Wednesday, Feb. 28
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
invites members and guests to its monthly after-hours
social gathering and business card exchange from 5 to
7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, at Anna Maria Island Wine
& Spirits, 5508 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Ginny's
Antiques & Art and Island Gourmet Pizza & Deli, both
at Marina Drive and 56th Street, join as co-hosts. Ad-
mission is free.
Networking opportunities, hors d'oeuvres and
wine, and a chance for one lucky prospective member
to win a complimentary Chamber membership are
planned. For reservations or more information, call the
Chamber at 778-1541.
St. Bernard plans pancake
breakfast Sunday morning
A pancake breakfast is planned at St. Bernard
Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach,
from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 25.
Available will be homemade pancakes, sausage,
orange juice and coffee, $2.50 for adults and $1 for
children. A homemade bake sale is scheduled in con-
junction with the breakfast. Details are available at
with mayors is Tuesday
The Interfaith Interracial Council is sponsoring a
breakfast with mayors of Manatee County, including
all three from the Island, at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27.
The event will be at the Bradenton Municipal Au-
ditorium, 1005 Barcarrota Blvd. Keynote speaker will
be Dr. Sarah Pappas, president of Manatee Community
Honored guests will include Mayors Gail R. Cole
of Bradenton Beach, Gary Deffenbaugh of Anna Maria
City and Carol Whitmore of Holmes Beach, along with
Pat Whitesel of Palmetto and Wayne Poston of
The IIC was formed "to champion the principles of
justice, equality and inclusivity among people of all races
and religions," said Rabbi Andrew Bossov, president.
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Silent auction winner shows pride
Michael Rossi, 11, proudly bid on and won a golf-
ball monogrammer for mother JoAnn of Holmes
Beach at the Sunset Dinner and Silent Auction
benefit for the Island butterfly park last week at the
Moose Lodge in Bradenton Beach. Organizer Nancy
Ambrose and husband David are looking on. The
event raised $1,860 toward completing the park. To
make a donation or for more information, contact
Ambrose at 778-5274, or e-mail
nancy @ islandsandbeaches. com. Islander Photo:
Widowed Persons meet Monday
Widowed Persons of Manatee support group will
meet for coffee and conversation at 9 a.m. Monday,
Feb. 26, at the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. The group is spon-
sored by the American Association of Retired Persons
and is open to everyone. For more information, call the
Center at 778-1908.
Motivator Stephen Edwards
speaks Feb. 21
Nationally known motivational speaker and author
Stephen Edwards will address how to "Communicate
With Confidence" during a free seminar at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 21, at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
A former speaker for the Anthony Robbins Orga-
nization, Edwards conducts seminars combining em-
powerment, education and entertainment. He has
helped hundreds of businesses and individuals achieve
their goals and realize their vision by focusing on com-
munication and self-empowerment.
For information or reservations for the seminar,
Help with tax forms available
three days each week
Assistance in filling out income tax forms is of-
fered free on Anna Maria Island by the American As-
sociation of Retired Persons three days per week until
tax deadline April 15. Tax aides will be at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, from 5 to 7:45
p.m. Monday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday; I to 4 p.m.
Friday. Further information is available at 758-9271.
Grafting, palms features of
Palma Sola programs
Techniques of grafting plants and growing palms
in Manatee County are programs scheduled by Palma
Sola Botanical Park Saturday, Feb. 24.
Rich Parker will show how to get a desired plant
growing on other than its own roots from 9 to 11 a.m.
at the park, 9800 17th Ave. N.W., Bradenton. He is
president of the Manatee Rare Fruit Council and vice
president of the Saranota Fruit and Nut Society.
Tim Myers of Orban's Nursery will show how he
grows a great variety of palms in his yard in a program
from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at 9402 Ninth Ave. N.W.,
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The annual family reunion brought Glasersfromn around the eastern U.S. to Anna Maria Island, and the beach
kept them occupied much of the time. They came .)fom New York, Maryland, Virginia and parts of Florida.
Alfred G. Birkman
Alfred G. Birkman, 88, of Holmes Beach, died
Born in Minneapolis, Mr. Birkman came to Mana-
tee County from St. Paul, Minn., in 1960. He was a
member of Hope Lutheran Church for more than 40
Services were Feb. 16 at Hope Lutheran Church.
Memorial contributions may. be made to the church,
4635 26th St. W., Bradenton FL 34207. Brown and
Sons Funeral Home, Bradenton, was in charge of ar-
He is survived by daughter Karen Niehart of White
Bear Lake, Minn.; sons Bruce of Bradenton and Keith
of Fort Wayne, Ind.; four grandchildren; and three
John Peter Jarvela
John Peter Jarvela, 73, of Bradenton Beach, died
Born in Channing, Mich., Mr. Jarvela came to
Manatee County from Michigan in 1955. He was a self-
employed carpenter in Bradenton Beach and Longboat
Key. He served with the U.S. Army during World War
II. He was a member of American Legion Kirby
Stewart Post No. 24. He was Lutheran.
Visitation and services were Feb. 19. Brown and
Sons Funeral Home, Bradenton, was in charge of ar-
Hs is survived by wife Emily; daughter Carol of
Michigan; stepdaughters Bette Hug of Seminole and
Valerie Yates of Live Oak; son Robert of Michigan;
stepson Charles M. Brown of Bradenton; sister Melba
Bolley of Mesa, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren; and eight
Karen C. Leopold
Karen C. Leopold, 46, of
Arden, N.C., and formerly of
Holmes Beach, died Feb. 13.
Born in Buffalo, N.Y.,
Mrs. Leopold was a real es- .
tate associate in
Hendersonville, N.C. She ..
was the former owner of
Turtles Restaurant in
Holmes Beach. She was in-
volved in fundraising for the Karen Leopold
Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center and was a volunteer with the Anna Maria
Fire District. She was a volunteer at Memorial Mission
Hospital in Ashville, N.C.
Services were Feb. 17 in North Carolina. A memo-
rial service will be held on the Island at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, P.O. Box 253, Anna
Maria FL 34216.
She is survived by father David Francis; sister
Katharine of Arden;, aqd Martin J. Kimball, ,
Lois Beryl Lietz
Lois Beryl Lietz, 69, of Bradenton, died Feb. 2.
Born in Grosse lie, Mich., Mrs. Lietz came to
Manatee County from Washington, Mich., in 1986.
She was a professional artist and past president of the
Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island.
Private services will be held at a later date. Memo-
rial contributions may be made to Hospice of South-
west Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238.
She is survived by daughter Linda M. of
Longmont, Colo.; son Lawrence of Warren, Mich.; and
Lillie May McAtee
Lillie May McAtee, 95, of Bradenton, died Feb. 15.
Born in Canada, Mrs. McAtee came to Manatee
County from Dearborn Heights, Mich., in 1985. She
was a homemaker. She attended St. Bernard Catholic
Church, Holmes Beach.
Visitation was Feb. 19. Services and burial will be
in Taylor, Mich. Brown and Sons Funeral Home,
Bradenton, was in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by daughters Evelyn Wright of
Milford, Fla., T. Ilene St. Lawrence of Bradenton, and
Sandra Roberts of Dearborn Heights; 11 grandchildren;
11 great-grandchildren; and three great-great grand-
Rose M. Rizzo
Rose M. Rizzo, 77, of Bradenton, died Feb. 12.
Born in the Bronx, N.Y., Mrs. Rizzo came to
Manatee County from Valley Stream, N.Y., in 1986.
She was a homemaker.
Services were Feb. 17 at Holy Name of Mary
Catholic Church, Long Island, N.Y.
She is survived by sons Dr. Anthony of Holmes
Beach and Peter of Massapequa, N.Y.; daughters
Joanne Frigand of Palmetto and Beatrice Beumud of
Valley Stream; brothers Rudolph Cesarini of Bayshore,
N.Y., and Jerry Cesarini of Eastchester, N.Y.; and six
Nina C. Stanford
Nina C. Stanford of Holmes Beach died Feb. 15.
Born in Gobles, Mich., Mrs. Stanford came to
Manatee County from Ludington, Mich., in 1973. She
was the retired owner of Town and Country Women's
Apparel in Ludington and Midland, Mich. She was a
member of Key Royale Golf Club. She attended
Church of the Annunciation, Holmes Beach.
Services were Feb. 19 at Church of the Annuncia-
tion. Memorial contributions may be made to the
church, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island Chapel, was in
charge of arrangements.
She is survived by stepdaughter Ann S. Cameron
of Grand Rapids, Mich.; sisters Onnilee Salisbury of
Holmes Beach and Eleanor Olmstead of Palmetto; and
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A few problems with campaign finance reports
By Laurie Krosney
Candidates in the Feb. 13 Anna Maria City Com-
mission election were responsible for turning in their
second campaign treasury reports Friday, Feb. 9.
Jason Cimino, Linda L. Cramer, George McKay,
John Michaels, Diana Milesko, Jeffrey Smith and
Chuck Webb had a deadline for submitting financial
reports to the Manatee County Supervisor of Elections
office by 5 p.m. Feb. 9. Reports sent by mail had to be
postmarked by 5 p.m. the same day.
The elections office had received hand-delivered
reports from five of the seven candidates by the dead-
line. The reports of Smith and Webb were not in the
hands of elections officials by late Friday, although
Smith said he planned to hand-deliver his report to the
elections office Monday, Feb. 12. He will have to pay
a $50 late fee.
Webb said he mailed his report Thursday, Feb. 8.
Michaels appears to have raised the most money
among those whose reports were available. He reports
a total of $1,488.34 in contributions. Of that amount,
he loaned his campaign treasury $741.34, with the rest
contributions from individuals in Anna Maria, Holmes
Beach, Nashville, Tenn., and Germany.
Michaels lists his expenses at $2,251.80, which is
more money than he reports in contributions.
Michaels said he ran over his figures and found an
error in the reported expenditures, which should have
Michaels said the staff at the elections office went
over the report with him when he turned it in and they
hadn't noticed the error. Michaels said he'll file an
amended campaign report.
He spent his funds on newspaper advertising,
stamps, a voters list, postcards and signs.
The candidate reporting the second highest amount
of funds raised is Cramer. Dorothy Perricone is her
Cramer reports raising a total of $1,140, of which
she has spent $1,086.21.
Cramer loaned her treasury $540. The rest of the
contributions came from individuals in Anna Maria,
Holmes Beach, Bradenton, Sarasota and Orlando.
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The reports of the remainder of the candidates fol-
low: Jason Cimino reports he raised a total of $600. He
loaned himself a total of $300 and the rest came from
individuals from Anna Maria.
Cimino reports his campaign expenses at $562.35.
He spent his funds on signs and newspaper advertising.
On his first campaign report, Cimino listed no ex-
penditures. On the second report, he claims $514.38 for
the period and $562.35 for the entire campaign to date.
A discrepancy of $48 represents the qualifying fee,
which Cimino does not list on either the first or the
A candidate is required to pay the qualifying fee
with a check drawn on his or her campaign treasury and
list all contributions and expenditures on the financial
Cimino said the check he wrote hasn't cleared yet
and "someone at the elections office told me I didn't
need to enter the fee until the check clears."
George McKay's second report reveals he raised
$186.66 to date, although his first report claimed $285 in
contributions. It appears that McKay didn't add the two
figures together to reflect the $471.66 raised to date.
Of the money raised, McKay loaned his campaign
$80. The remainder came from donations from indi-
viduals from Anna Maria and Bradenton and in-kind
contributions of flyers and postcards.
McKay reports he spent $179.19. This also appears
to be an oversight on McKay's part, as he did not carry
over the expenditures from the first report to the sec-
ond report to reflect total spending of $309.63.
McKay's expenses have been for labels with voter
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Diana Milesko reports no contributions for the sec-
ond reporting period for a total of $165, which came
from loans she and her husband made to the campaign
Milesko reports spending $7.62 during the second
reporting period for a total or $91.87. She spent funds
on flyers, a copy of the city's comprehensive plan and
a list of registered voters.
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THE ISLANDER 0 FEB. 21, 2001 0 PAGE 13
Anna Maria commissioners OK quiet title action
By Laurie Krosney
In what Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh called a "win-
win situation," Anna Maria city commissioners agreed
to give up the city's claim to a part of the right of way
at 805 S. Bay Blvd. and to accept an easement through
the property to ease drainage woes in the area.
The property is owned by George Barford, and he
was asking the city to approve a "quiet title" action on
a trapezoidal piece of right of way that had been mea-
sured by two different surveyors as being 50 feet wide
and 75 feet wide. One of the surveyors worked for the
city, one for Barford.
City Attorney Jim Dye first explained to commis-
sioners that since litigation was possible in this situa-
tion, they had the right to meet in the "shade."
Under the Florida Sunshine Law, elected officials
can opt to meet in private if they are considering a case
where litigation is pending. In all other matters, they
A long-standing parking feud in Anna Maria ap-
pears to be resolved after mediation by Building Offi-
cial Bob Welch.
Commission candidate Diana Milesko, who lives
workshop on Longboat
A three-day workshop on "Passion Paint-
ing" is scheduled Friday through Sunday, Feb.
23-25, at the Longboat Key Center for the
Arts, 6860.Longboat Drive.
The workshop will be from 9:30 a.m. to 4
p.m. all three days. Diane Hullet will be in-
structor, and she says the course "will take
students on journey of self-exploration into
the heart of creativity through spontaneous ex-
Students may take the course for one, two
or all three days. Details on pricing may be
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must meet in the "sunshine," or in a public meeting.
The commission voted to consider the case in the
Dye noted that there were two survey results, both
done by reputable surveyors using acceptable survey-
"Sometimes this happens," Dye said. "You need to
decide how much money you want to put into this dis-
pute. We'd go to trial and dispute what their survey
shows, and they'd dispute what our survey showed."
Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh, noting that his son is
a surveyor, said he thought the discrepancy came
about because one surveyor measured from the sea-
wall and the other measured from the right of way to
the back of the lot.
"The city loses nothing here if we accept the
Barfords' survey," Deffenbaugh said. "The land is not
being used by the city, nor would it be used by the city
in the future."
across from Rotten Ralph's Restaurant and Galati
Marine at 832 North Bay Blvd., has had an on-going
complaint against restaurant patrons parking on the
right of way in front of her house.
In the agreement, Ralph Russell promises to have
his staff at Rotten Ralph's clean up the right of way in
front of Milesko's home on a regular basis. He further
promises to pay the insurance deductible if a wall bor-
dering Milesko's property is knocked down.
Ralph and Dave Russell agreed to withdraw their
formal complaint against the Mileskos and to allow
flower pots on the right of way on the northernmost
part of Milesko property.
Milesko claims she needs the pots there to provide
access to her water meter and to remove a "blind spot"
that prohibits vehicles from seeing bikers and cars and
trucks leaving the Milesko driveway.
Milesko agreed to remove the flower pots on the
south side of her driveway so that Rotten Ralph's cus-
tomers can park there during the restaurant's "high
Welch said the mediation allows a temporary so-
lution to the dispute. "A permanent solution will be
sought pending a review of parking in the area," he
The mayor suggested that since the property is in
an area that floods, he was wondering if the Barfords
would give up an easement down the side of their prop-
erty to install a catch basin to channel water to the ca-
nal in exchange for the "quiet title.
The Barfords were in agreement, so now the mat-
ter will go before a judge for final determination.
The judicial review is necessary because the
Barfords were forced to initiate litigation as part of the
procedure to gain quiet title on the property.
The trapezoidal piece of right of way cannot be built
on, but the Barfords wanted it titled to their property.
Since there were conflicting surveys, and since the
land involved may be owned by the city, the matter
must come before a judge.
The Barfords' lawsuit was the first step to get a
hearing and the commission action was the second step.
It will now go before a judge.
Dye said he expects no problems at the hearing.
Watercolor, sculpture workshops
added at arts center
The Longboat Key Center for the Arts has
added workshops in watercolor painting and clay
sculpture to its winter schedule. The workshops
will be at the center, 6860 Longboat Drive.
The watercolor workshop will be Saturday
and Sunday, Feb. 24 and 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
with Anne Abgott as instructor.
Clay sculpture will be March 2-4, from 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m., Charles Meyrick instructing.
Prospective students may register and obtain
prices and other details at 383-2345.
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Mote series Feb. 26 at Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken
Thompson Pkwy., on City Island off the south ramp of the
New Pass Bridge. The presentation will be in the Martin-
Selby Education Center at Mote, with the aquarium open-
ing at 6 p.m. for those attending the lecture, and the pro-
gram beginning at 7 p.m. It is free to Mote members and
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Anna Maria's own Martha Stewart bakes Settlers' Bread
By Laurie Krosney
Yes. Martha Stewart really does bake Early Settlers
Bread each and every week right here on Anna Maria
Martha Stewart is truly her name, and she is the
chairman of the bread committee of the Anna Maria
Island Historical Society.
"I am the original Martha Stewart," she says, ad-
mitting she takes a lot of ribbing about her well-known
She bakes two loaves of the chewy bread each
week to benefit the Society and its projects
Stewart said the Old Settler Bread was originally
the brainchild of Holmes Beach resident Marge Tritt.
Tritt got the idea of baking the bread each week as
a fundraising project for the Historical Society.
She baked about 60 loaves in all before she retired
from the baking project at age 86.
Historical Society Administrator Carolyne
Norwood gave the English muffin-like loaves their his-
Good bread needs kneading
Island's own Martha Stewart mixes and kneads the
dough that will turn into two chewy loaves of Old .
Settlers Bread. The bread, which costs $2.50 a loaf
is available at the Island Museum on Wednesdays.
Measuring flour for Old Settlers Bread
AMI Historical Society Bread Chairman Martha
Stewart begins her batch of Old Settlers Bread.
Fellow baker George Norwood assists her. Islander
Photos: Laurie Krosnev
Now, according to Stewart, there are about 12
people actively involved in producing the popular
"Not everyone bakes every week. Some bake ev-
ery other week, and some bake as their schedule allows
it," said Stewart.
The bakers work in their own kitchens and donate
their time and ingredients.
"This is the beginning of our busy season," Stewart
noted. "We always have lots of winter visitors asking
about the bread, so we try to have 15 or 16 loaves a
week during January, February, and March."
Carolyne Norwood said winter visitors come
straight to the museum looking for the bread as soon as
they get here from the north.
Stewart said it's amazing to her how different each
baker's bread will look.
"Each loaf is different," she said, "But they tell me
all the bread tastes just wonderful."
The recipe is a closely guarded secret, known only
to those who bake it, and they are sworn to secrecy.
"It contains flour, sugar, salt, yeast and water," said
George Norwood, who occasionally bakes Old
Settlers Bread himself, said (with tongue in cheek, one
presumes) that the secret ingredient is a handful of sand
from the Anna Maria beaches.
Norwood said he sometimes bakes a couple of
loaves for the Anna Maria Post Office employees, be-
cause they can't get to the museum on Wednesday
mornings when the bread is available.
He is also known to sometimes bake a loaf for him-
self,. and he bakes for the society about once a month.
Stewart said the bread is especially good toasted,
with butter melted into the nooks and crannies.
Norwood agreed with Stewart, adding that some-
times he likes to put marmalade made from calamon-
din oranges on top of that melted butter.
"Mmmmm. Now that's good," he said.
Old Settlers Bread is available Wednesdays at the
Island Museum, 402 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria.
Each loaf costs $2.50 the same price as Tritt's
People in the know advise that anyone wanting a
loaf should get to the museum when the doors open at
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in charge of the Center's after-school, school's out
and summer camp programs for youth ages 5 though
12. She will also direct teen girls' programs. She has
experience in education and management.
Tom Moore, a former 10-year high school football
coach and graduate of Ohio State University, joins the
Center as recreation supervisor. He will be in charge of
all recreational programs, sports tournaments and ac-
companying special events.
Remaining as after-school counselors are Manatee
County Community College students Sharon Keefer
and Freddie Rosario and Rutgers University graduate
Tony Valentine. Rosario has been named site director
for the program.
Kelly, who became Center executive director in
1989, consistently draws attention to the value of struc-
ture in the Center's elementary school-age offerings.
"The true strength of our programs is found in our
staff, counselors, teachers and volunteers, and in their
relationships with our children, their families and their
Island school teachers," she said.
For more information on the Center's youth pro-
grams, call 778-1908.
'Guy Lombardo' dance set by
"Guy Lombardo's Royal Canadians With Al
Pierson" will be featured at a dinner dance sponsored
by the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce Friday,
Feb. 23, at the Hyatt Sarasota, 1000 Boulevard of the
A reception will be at 6 p.m., with dinner and danc-
ing at 7. The $75 tickets are available at the chamber
office, 6854 Gulf of Mexico Drive, or by calling 387-
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Shrove Tuesday pancake supper
The Episcopal Church of the Annunciation will
host its annual Shrove Tuesday pancake supper from 5
to 7 p.m. Feb. 27 at Lowe Hall, 4408 Gulf Drive,
On the menu are pancakes, sausage, applesauce,
orange juice and coffee. Information and tickets at $4
may be obtained at 778-1638.
'Christ-centered' weight control
program to begin
An orientation at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, will
introduce interested persons to the "Weigh Down
Workshop's Exodus Out of Egypt" seminar on
weight loss, said Jeanette Frint, sponsor.
The orientation meeting will be at the Arvida
Realty office, 5350 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
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'Flamingos for Art' a
Dr. Scot Kosfeld assists wife
Erin in last-minute adjustments
to her entry in the "Flamingos
for Art" show and silent
auction benefit for Manatee
High School's art department
Hosted by The Islander newspa-
per. Erin's entry, 'Flamenco
Dancers,' was co-created by
Suki Janisch and fetched a
"pretty price" at the
fundraiser, along with a flock
of more than 30 creations.
McKenzie Kosfeld and her Aunt
Ann Egan are looking over
another bird. The total raised
at The Islander's reception was
S$756 and will go toward field
trips and suppliesfor art
classes at the high school.
Islander Photo: Bonner Futch
It will outline "a Christ-centered program that
teaches us to replace our devotion to the-refrigera-
tor with a deeper, more satisfying devotion to God."
Details of prices, meeting times and places may
be obtained by calling 778-0766 or 778-0473.
Demonstration of watercolors
planned by Artists Guild
The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island will
sponsor Dee Engler of Holmes Beach in a demon-
stration of watercolors at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23.
The free program will be at the Artists Gallery,
5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Engler has
taught in the Dayton, Ohio, schools for the past 15
years and recently exhibited her works in Styr, Aus-
tria, Dayton's sister city.
She divides her time between Dayton and
Holmes Beach. Details of the demonstration may be
obtained by calling 778-6694.
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Banfield makes mandolins sing like angels
By David Futch
People gravitate to mandolin music for the same
reason they seek out the plunkiness of a banjo.
There's something about the joyous, almost heav-
enly intensity of a mandolin's sound.
"It's the voice," musician and mandolin collector
Howie Banfield said. "It's like the singing of a young,
angelic voice if played well. The coupling of the
strings is unique, much like a 12-string guitar. In many
different forms they've been played in many countries
for many centuries."
Bamfield was at the Classical Mandolin Society of
America convention in Atlanta, attended by 500 mando-
lin players. Dave Grisman and Ricky Skaggs were there,
and Grisman bought two mandolins from Banfield.
"I took 25 mandolins with me and the one that got
the most attention was my Loar Gibson F-5," Banfield
said. "Mitch Simpson, my friend from Atlanta, jammed
with Grisman for two hours. I don't like to hang with
these people. These guys are like godly. I just don't
play as good as they do."
Banfield's prize possession is his Lloyd Loar Gibson
F-5. Loar was the acoustic engineer for Gibson, and
Banfield's Loar is the ninth one Gibson built. Most man-
dolins like the Loar have a spruce top with maple or birch
on the back and sides. "It was built in 1922 and is con-
sidered the big guy of mandolins," Banfield said. "It
doesn't get any bigger than this. It has a four-octave range.
There are about 180 of them in the world."
Banfield, who will be playing at the Anna Maria
City Pier regularly with its reopening, said he doesn't
play as well as Grisman. Possibly, but he's pretty good
in his own right.
On Labor Day weekend 2000 in Chilliwack, Brit-
ish Columbia, Banfield took third place in the guitar
championships at the 13th annual Western Canadian
Bluegrass Championships, third in the mandolin com-
petition and second in the banjo.
"That was funny," he said, "because I don't play
the banjo very often."
Banfield may be too honest.
"Where locals take their friends"
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Howie Banfield plucks his Lloyd Loar Gibson F-5 mandolin. Made in 1922, the F-5 is one of 180 created and
is considered the Rolls-Royce of mandolins. Islander Photo: David Futch
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Feb. 13, 800 block of North Shore Drive, alarm. -
An alarm went off and the key holder did not respond
to the location. A mail-in alarm compliance card was
Feb. 13, 200 block of North Bay Boulevard, bur-
glary. An unknown person removed a bronze bust from
Feb. 14, 2500 block of Avenue B, assist Bradenton
Beach police. An officer gave backup support at a do-
mestic violence call.
Feb. 8, 1200 block of Gulf Drive, information. A
resident was informed that the woman sharing her
mailbox dropped some of her mail off at a real estate
Feb. 9, 1500 block of Gulf Drive South, resisting
officer without violence, driving with a suspended li-
cense and no assigned tag. A driver'was stopped for
traveling at the speed of 45 mph in a 15-mph zone.
When asked for his license and registration, the driver
became verbally aggressive. The driver's vehicle infor-
mation showed that his Illinois license was suspended,
he had no Florida license and his Illinois tag was not
registered to the vehicle being driven. The driver was
arrested and cited for speeding and an open container
Feb. 9, 2000 block of Gulf Drive South, Coquina
Park, driving with a suspended license. A driver was
pulled over for careless driving. The driver's license
was suspended for not paying tickets. The driver was
arrested and issued a ticket for failure to use due care.
Feb. 10, 2200 block of Gulf Drive North, posses-
sion of marijuana. An officer en route to check on an
alarm at the Gulf Drive Cafe witnessed a white truck
leave the premises. When the driver, Cory Lyn Slacum,
opened the center console compartment to retrieve his
license and registration, officers observed a plastic bag
containing a leafy green substance. Slacum consented
to a search of the vehicle and the leafy green substance
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tested positive as marijuana. Slacum and his passenger
were taken into custody. Slacum said he had no knowl-
edge of the marijuana and that a coworker used the
vehicle earlier. The passenger claimed to have just met
Slacum, who was giving her a ride home.
Feb. 10, 1701 Gulf Drive North, Island Inn, bur-
glary. An employee at Island Inn found the storage
shed behind the business containing two freezers had
been broken into. The hinge to the shed had been pried
away from the foundation. Cost of the damages and
stolen food amounts to $700.
Feb. 10, 100 block of Bridge Street, towed vehicle.
A woman's vehicle was towed to clear the road for the
Bridge Street Festival. Several notices had been handed
out to business owners and residents informing them of
the street's temporary closure.
Feb. 10, 100 block of Highland Avenue, aggravated
battery. Three white males were suspected of beating a
man with bricks found in a nearby yard. The victim said
he was approached by the suspects, who claimed he had
agreed to sell them marijuana earlier that day. The victim
said he has no knowledge of the alleged deal.
Feb. 10, 100 block of Church Street, possession of
marijuana. William Smith and Karlene Moran were
observed attempting to smoke marijuana from a small
black pipe. The officers confiscated 6.9 grams of mari-
juana, the pipe and a lighter and Smith was issued a
notice to appear.
Feb. 10, 100 block of Gulf Drive North, lost prop-
erty. A man from Ohio reported his wallet stolen, con-
taining three credit cards and $180.
Feb. 13, 100 block of Gulf Drive North, informa-
tion/fall. A woman reported she fell and bruised her
nose while trying to step around a blocked section of
the sidewalk. However, the officer did not find any
obstructions near the site where the women fell. She
refused EMS transport to the hospital and said her hus-
band would take her.
Feb. 14, 2500 block of Avenue B, domestic bat-
tery. An officer responded to a report of a woman
screaming for help. According to the report, the woman
and her boyfriend began arguing when he came home
intoxicated. A struggle ensued when the woman tried
to leave. Photos were taken of both parties' injuries and
a criminal affidavit complaint was obtained. A domes-
tic violence rights and remedies packet was also issued.
Feb. 14, 100 block of Seventh Street South, child
protection. Officers responded to an anonymous com-
plaint that a mother and child suffered physical abuse.
Officers found the allegations to be false.
Feb. 10, 3015 Gulf Drive, CITGO, drugs. A man
was seen urinating in the alley behind the CITGO.
Another man later identified as Dustin Allen was seen
waiting in a parked car. There was a strong smell of
alcohol coming from the suspect, so officers asked to
search the car and Allen consented. A partially burned
marijuana cigarette was found on the floor of the car.
Since Allen was the only one seen in the car, he was
issued a summons.
Feb. 13, 400 block of Clark Lane, battery. A
woman trying to move out of her home got into a fight
with the male resident. According to the report, they
fought over an iron, which the woman threw at the
man, hitting him in the arm. When police advised the
man that the woman would be arrested for domestic
violence he became uncooperative. The woman was
taken into custody.
Feb. 15, 4200 block of Gulf Drive, grand theft.
Items worth $383 were stolen from a backpack out of
a car parked on the street. The victim left her window
partially open and the thief was able to reach in and
unlock the door. No witnesses or evidence were found.
Feb. 15, 3000 block of Gulf Drive, noise violation. A
$75 citation was issued to a resident whose music could
be heard beyond the 100-foot distance prescribed by city
ordinance. Numerous complaints have been filed against
the resident for playing loud music after 10 p.m.
Feb. 16, 4000 Gulf Drive, Cafe on the Beach, as-
sistance to West Manatee Fire Rescue. An officer on
patrol smelled smoke and tracked it to the restaurant.
Two pans of meat were found in the oven, which had
been left on. No fire occurred.
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Anna Maria students recognized for civic achievements Feb. 17 at the We Are Very Exceptional "WA VE
awards include: Taylor Zebracki, Isaiah Beaton, Neasa Calleja, Kealoha Phillips, Tommy Price, Matthew
Branning, Marina Felipe, Broderick West, Carly Barlett, Mark Whitley and Josh Scheible. Recipients of the
WAVE award receive a coupon for a free small ice cream at Mama Lo's in Anna Maria.
All Island Denominations scholarship applicants sought
Applications are being accepted now for the 2001
Frank Hutchinson Scholarships awarded annually by
All Islands Denominations, the organization of the
seven churches on Anna Maria Island.
The scholarships are named for the minister who for
17 years was pastor of Roser Memorial Community
Church. He retired half a dozen years ago, left the Island
to go north and later returned to another part of Florida,
recalled Robert Meylan, longtime AID president who
chairs the organization's scholarship committee.
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He said the scholarships are open to residents of Anna
Maria Island and others who attend an Island church and
can produce evidence of community service.
"We ask that the applicant have a grade average of
3.0, weighted, for a four-year college and 2.5, weighted,
for a community college grant," he said. "They also will
be asked to participate in an informal interview."
The winning scholars will receive $500 scholar-
ships, renewable for four years. The announcement of
scholarship winners will be made May 1.
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Island students find out science is electrifying
By Diana Bogan
Eek! Oooh! Aaah! Students at Anna Maria El-
ementary School muffled the loud hum of electricity as
they alternated between squeals of surprise and squea-
mish anxiety waiting for Robert Krampf to prepare his
next amazing feat.
As part of its ongoing educational outreach efforts,
Florida Power and Light Co.sent Krampf on tour with
his interactive, science-based presentation about elec-
Krampf's science extravaganza has been featured
on "Late Night with David Letterman," "CBS This
Morning," CNN and the Discovery Channel's "The
Know Zone." Now Krampf can add the Island school
to his credits.
Krampf's presentation took electricity out of the
wire so students could hear it, see it and even smell it.
He taught them the difference between volts and amps.
He taught them about static electricity, which proved
to be a hair-raising experience for Broderick West, who
volunteered to be hooked up to a Van de Graaff static
One of the biggest lessons for students, however,
is that the electricity in their homes travels slowly
enough to kill them if they touch it.
"One tenth of an amp, the value electricity is mea-
sured with, traveling across your heart can kill you,"
explained Krampf, "and the amps. in your home have
300 times the number needed to kill you."
Krampf also warned the assembly of students to
stay 18 feet away from downed power lines.
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"You don't have to touch a power line to be
killed," he warned. 'High voltage can jump through the
air, and if you are within range it can kill you."
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dents, but to educate them and show them the fun that
can be had in learning about science. Krampf involved
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Lowman pitches one-hit ball
to stifle Haley's
Bill Lowman threw out the first ball on opening
day Feb. 15 of Anna Maria Island Little League base-
But it was his son who came out throwing smoke
4 to lead his West Manatee Fire & Rescue District team
to a 7-4 win over defending 2000 champion Haley's
Father Bill was honored because of the generous
donations he's made to the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center sports programs over the years, including
two new batting cages recently installed at the field.
Son Greg kept hitters off-balance all night in pitch-
ing a one-hitter against a veteran Haley's squad.
Lowman struck out 11 and gave up a late-game
single by Haley's Kevin Kirn, who knocked in two runs
with his sharp slap to right field in the bottom of the
Steve Faasse started on the mound for Haley's and
appeared to be cruising from the start as he struck out
the lead-off and second batters.
But WMFD's Chris Klotz dribbled one down the
first-base line and was safe on an error. Klotz had a
_V chance to give Lowman and WMFD its first lead when
he stole second and third.
When he tried to score on an overthrow, Haley's
third sacker Matt Bobo recovered, threw home to
catcher Tanner Pelkey, who dove at a sliding Klotz to
get him for the third out.
WMFD scored in the top of the second when
Patrick Cole walked, stole second and scored on a ball
that got past the shortstop. The Haley's center fielder
allowed Cole to trot home when he threw the ball in the
stands along third base.
WMFD's Lowman wasted little time in the bottom
of the second, striking out the side.
In the top of the third, WMFD turned it on, scor-
ing four runs on with walks to Lance Burger and Zach
Geeraerts and singles by Nick Sato, Lowman, Klotz
and Sean Price.
Lowman came on again in the bottom of the third
with three more strikeouts in four batters.
Haley's scored a run in the bottom of the fourth as
Faasse scored on an error.
Matt Porter of WMFD answered in the top of the fifth
with a run after he was hit by a pitch. Porter made it to third
and scored when Haley's catcher Pelkey tried to get Cole
stealing second and his throw went into center.
Bill Lowman readies to throw out the first pitch of the 2001 Anna Maria Island Little League baseball
season while Jeff Hancock and daughters Gabi and Brooke wait with balloons for the celebration. Is-
lander Photo: David Futch
However, Pelkey saved another run for Haley's
when he scrambled for a passed ball, tossed it to pitcher
Faasse covering home, who just got Klotz trying to
score from third.
Haley's made a comeback in the bottom of the
fifth. Dylan Mullen, David Bryant and Jordan Pritchard
walked and Mullen scored on a wild pitch.
With Bryant and Pritchard on second and third,
Haley's shortstop Kirn hit a solid single to right to get
Haley's within two runs of WMFD 6-4.
Sato gave WMFD and Lowman a cushion after
Mark Spence of WMFD beat out an infield hit. Sato hit
a blooper down the right field line that fell in for a
single and Spence came home for a 7-4 WMFD lead.
Lowman did the rest of the work in the bottom of
the sixth, getting two groundouts and a strikeout to
record the win.
Quality Builders nips Kiwanis
in last frame
Quality Builders slipped by Kiwanis 6-5 Feb. 16 in
the Anna Maria Island Little League major division.
Andrew Fortenberry, Jarrod McKenzie, Sean
Pittman and Chad Richardson dealt the big blows in the
bottom of the sixth inning to give Quality Builders a
Fortenberry led off with a pinch-hit single to right
field. With two outs, Pittman doubled to center field,
scoring Fortenberry. Richardson, who got the win in
relief of Tyler Schneerer, walked. Pittman and
Richardson made it to second and third on a passed ball
to set up McKenzie's heroics.
McKenzie hit a sharp ball to the right that the
Kiwanis second baseman couldn't handle, sending he
ball into short right and allowing Pittman and
Richardson to score the tying and winning runs.
Kiwanis started out the game like gangbusters, scor-
ing three in the first and two in the second. Errors, a walk
and a single by Keith Reynolds gave Kiwanis a quick 3-
0 lead. They made it 5-0 in. the second. Connor Bystrom
walked and Alonzo Price hit a triple to right to score
Bystrom and he scored on a passed ball.
Quality Builders' Pittman was the leading hitter in
the game with two singles, a double, a run scored and
a run batted in.
Center tennis players at Senior Games
Just about every morning you'll find Ruth
Rowland and Alan James teamed up to smack tennis
balls back-and-forth at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
PLEASE SEE SPORTS RAP, NEXT PAGE
Anna Maria Island
Little League schedule
Haley's Motel vs. Kiwanis
Quality Builders vs. WMFD
Kiwanis vs. Haley's
WMFD vs. Quality Builders
Games at 7p.m.
Waterfront vs. Bistros
Waterfront vs. Air & Energy
Games at 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 22 Betsy Hills Real Estate vs.
Anna Maria Spirits
Feb. 23 Home True Value Hardware vs.
Games at 5 p.m.
Opening Day hams T-ball League
OpeningF 24 Dr. Danziger vs.
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anthem on opening day of Anna Maria Island Little League baseball. Le'? to right, Sean Price, Greg Lowmin, Harry's vs. Dr. Danziger 10 a.m.
Chris Klotz, Zach Geeraerts and Nick Sato. WMFD won a thriller 7-4 with Lowmian pI hing a one-hitter. Feb 24 games will be played at the Anna Maria field.
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SPORTS RAP, FROM PAGE 22
Beginning Friday, Feb. 23, they'll find out how
good they are against competition from the rest of
Rowland and James are not new to competition. In
fact, they relish it. Both started playing tennis when
Calvin Coolidge was U.S. President in the 1920s.
James, 88, and Rowland, 84, will compete in
mixed doubles at the 12th annual Gulf Coast Senior
Games held Feb. 19-25 at G.T. Bray Park on 59th
Street in Bradenton.
Tennis keeps them fit. But what they really enjoy
is the camaraderie and social benefits they reap from
Rowland first came to Anna Maria from near
Toronto in 1939 and still lives in the same house her
mother bought on Willow in the 1950s.
"Those were the days of shell streets and I still
mourn the fact they've payed the streets in Anna
Maria," Rowland said. "Still, our Island is better than
any of the other islands around. My mother always told
me to never tell anyone about Anna Maria."
Rowland said she loves playing tennis.
"A lot of what tennis is about is sociability and you
get a lot of exercise in an hour," Rowland said. "The
game involves character building. You find out a lot
about people when you're playing tennis. The other
thing I like about tennis is the competitive spirit. It's
never left me and it's had a lot of time to leave me."
James said he thinks he and Rowland will do well
in the age 80-84 age group. He said he had to drop
down to a lower age bracket because his partner is 84.
"I started playing tennis in 1926 and played until
1946 when I thought I was too old to play," James said.
"Then in 1976 they built the courts in Holmes Beach.
I started playing again and haven't stopped since.
We're a friendly group at the Center. We're not so:se-
rious. There's no pretentiousness. It's competitive, but
When the competition starts Friday in town,
friendly might go right over the fence.
But you can be sure a touch of class will be on the
Rowland-James gang side of the court.
Some of the other Center crowd who will be com-
peting in the games include Parke Finnold and Guerry
McNabb, who will play mixed doubles in the age 50-
60 age group.
Finnold recently moved to Anna Maria from At-
lanta and thought-tennis at the Center would be a good
way to meet people.
"I saw Clearwater, Longboat Key and Naples,"
Finnold said. "That's why I moved here. Anna Maria
is a throwback. Not many places like this exist any-
Finnold said she plays almost every day and likes
doubles because it's a social sport.
"It's fun," she said, "and I suppose competition
comes in there somewhere."
Others from the Island who are entered in the Se-
nior Games tennis competition include Ali Baser and
Irv Mandel playing doubles in the age 70-74 group.
Vera MacKay and Joanne Driscoll are entered in
women's doubles in the age 65-70 bracket.
For Driscoll, it's her first tournament.
"I entered just for the fun of it," Driscoll said. "Nei-
ther one of us is too serious. It certainly isn't for the
money. I prefer tennis over other sports. I tried golf. It's
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Ruth Rowland shows good form with her racket out in front and her weight forward as she makes a return at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center tennis courts. Rowland, 84, and Alan James, 88, both of Anna
Maria, are competing this weekend in the 12th annual Gulf Coast Senior Games at G.T. Bray Park in
Bradenton. Islander Photo: David Futch
When she plays tennis this weekend, Driscoll will
try serving up a dose of frustration to her opponents.
Wednesday, Feb. 21, is the last day to enter the Se-
nior Games competition. There will be 24 different sports
contested from badminton to swimming to cribbage.
For information on joining or attending the com-
petition, call Bill Ward or Richard Hubbard at G.T.
Bray, 742-5923 or 742-5926.
Hampton edges Spates at Sola
Roy Hampton shot an 81 for a plus 8 on a modi-
fied-Stablebord scoring system to edge out Dennis
Spates (plus 7) and win the Feb. 18 Sunday Sunrise
Tour tournament at Palma Sola Golf Club.
Vern Picolo and Jim Sarapede were third at plus
Closest-to-the-pin "greenies" on the par 3s went to
Rick "The Dart" Morash, Mike Manning and Marc
Skinner, who recorded two.
Players winning skins included Rick Weaver,
Morash, Hampton, Spates, Capt. Glenn Corder, Rich-
ard Bergquist and George Wonkka, who scored two.
Call Jon Huffman at 778-4622 if you plan on play-
ing or would like to start playing.
You make the call
Here are the baseball problems from last week and
the answers taken from the Official Baseball Rules.
[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
Answer: Yes. Despite the injury, the defensive
team has the right to tag the runner before time is
called. Umpires cannot rule the ball dead until all ac-
tion on the play has ended. (Rule 5.10h)
[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?
Answer: The runner is safe. No play can be made
on a runner at that base if the bag becomes dislodged
after he has reached it safely. If there is further action
on the play, any succeeding runner need only occupy
or touch the space formerly occupied by the base.
(7.08c-Approved Rulings 1-2)
Here's this week's question: A delivery by the
pitcher hits the ground in front of the plate and the
umpire calls "Ball." But the pitch skips over the plate
and the batter slams it over the right field wall. Is this.
Adult volleyball begins Feb. 27
Tuesday nights are once again slated for volleyball
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
Indoor recreational play for men and women 18
years of age and older will be held from 7 to 9 p.m.
weekly on Tuesdays starting Feb. 27 in the Center's'
gym, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Players may
come as often as they like and do not have to be mem-
bers of the Center to participate. The cost is $2 per per-
son per night.
For more information, call 778-1908.
Winners in the Feb. 17 horseshoe games were Ron
Pepka of Bradenton and Adin Shank of Anna Maria.
Runners-up were Chris MacNamara of Bradenton and"
Bill Starrett of Anna Maria.
Winners in the Feb. 14 games were Eric Dorn of
Bradenton Beach and Shank. Runners-up were Al
Norman of Holmes Beach and George Page of
The weekly contests get under way at 9 a.m. every
Wednesday and Saturday at Anna Maria City Hall
Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no membership fees
and everyone is welcome, .. .. ..
PAGE 24 0 FEB. 21, 2001 0 THE ISLANDER
Beach tales; thanks to Bickel's 'Mangrove Coast'
The dredge is here! The dredge is here!
Well, it's near here. The dredge arrived at Lido
Beach last week and sand should start coming ashore
on the badly eroded southern stretch of shoreline on
Lido by early March. Anna Maria Island sellers take
note, because there will be lots of treasures from the
deep pumped ashore.
Lido's project is a little one $3.6 million, less
than three miles long, and expected to last only a month
or so. That's "little" in comparison to the summer
renourishment on the Island that will cost more than $9
million, stretch about six miles and take several months
" There's a funny story about Lido's project. Funny
ironic, not funny ha-ha.
Several years ago, Sarasota City Engineer Dennis
Daughters went out to the key to meet with members
of the residents' association there. He explained tnat
there was a long-term trend of erosion on the island,
and that the city, county, state and feds wanted to do an
island-wide renourishment project to protect homes,
condos and businesses along the shore of Lido Key.
The residents went ballistic. Condo commandos at
the southern end of the key said they had plenty of sand
in front of their units, so much so in fact that they be-
came exhausted from their long walk to the shoreline.
They didn't want anything to do with a renourished
beach, and not so politely told Daughters where he
could put his sand.
Daughters again warned of the long-term erosion
trend on the key.
S He showed models of what would happen if the
new sand wasn't added to the beach.
It was all for naught.
Daughters skulked away, reported to the city com-
mission of the resident's opposition' to the
renourishment, and eventually remodeled the project to
delete the southern section's sand addition.
Renourishment took place on the north and central
part of the key. Guess what? The southern part got
some of the sand as it moved down the coast. Then the
sand kept moving south, into Big Pass. And the sand
kept moving and moving and moving into Big Pass,
eventually scouring most of the southern tip of the key.
All the sand the residents were so proud of ended
up eroding away. Residents in condo units on the lower
floors of some buildings could literally cast a fishing
line into the water from their balconies. During storms,
siding glass doors were pummeled with breaking surf.
The park at the south end of the key was reduced to less
than half its size due to beach erosion, and huge old
pine trees toppled into the water without sand to sup-
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And guess what? The residents screamed at
Daughters to give them sand, and give it to them NOW!
Being human, Daughters couldn't resist saying
"told you so," but being a bureaucrat, he went back to
the city commission on behalf of the residents to plead
for permission to do another renourishment project for
the south end.
That's the project that's starting next month.
Computers are wonderful things, and beach experts
are using them in wonderful ways to cram data into a
single program that can predict some wonderful things.
Adele Militello with the U.S. Army Corps of En-
gineers cranked up her computer with a programmed
model for an inlet in New York and explained the pro-
cess at a beach conference in Orlando a few weeks ago.
The inlet was closing, and the beaches on nearby is-
lands were eroding, so the hope was to take sand from
the inlet and pump it on the beaches. There were habi-
tat questions, though, as well as navigation and water
circulation issues that had to be resolved.
She collected bathymetry and circulation data from
10,000 points in the area, plugged them into the com-
puter, then started to tweak the results based on "min-
ing" the shoal they wanted to use for sand. The num-
bers indicated how much and from where they could
take the sand and the impact it would have if they did
a channel "X" feet wide by "Y" feet deep.
Militello also worked out the time it would take for
the shoal to grow back to its former size. The result was
a workable inlet dredge project that gave the beach the
needed sand and didn't adversely impact the bay envi-
Pretty nifty, huh?
Brevard County on Florida's east coast came up
with a slick way to overcome some environmental and
engineering problems with its conventional beach
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the luxury of having compatible beach-quality sand
close to the beach, and have to get sand from deep
water 14 miles out in the Atlantic.
Their project is a big one more than nine miles of
beach and so will take a while to finish. Since the area
is one of the most heavily nested turtle beaches in the state,
turtle nesting disruption was almost a sure thing if they
couldn't figure out a quicker way to renourish.
There are two type of dredges used in beach
renourishment projects. The cutterhead dredge sucks
up the sand and pumps it through pipes to shore. Hop-
per dredges blow the sand into suspension, then suck
it onto barges and carry it to shore.
Cutterheads don't work well that far from shore -
hey, you'd need 14 miles of pipe!- and hopper dredges
can't pump out sand in nearshore waters in any kind of bad
weather, a real concern in the Atlantic in winter.
So the Brevard folks went out to bid and got the best
of both worlds. The contractor who got the job is using
two hopper dredges to collect sand from the offshore bor-
row sites. The hopper dredges then carry it to within about
a mile from shore and dump it. The cutterhead dredge
gathers the sand there and pumps it through pipes to shore.
One additional advantage to this scheme is that the
contractor can start moving sand to the nearshore bor-
row site earlier, and disruption to.the beach is lessened.
And the bid came in less than expected by using ei-
ther of the conventional methods of moving sand alone.
It's good to see some people are thinking things
through and using multi-purpose approaches to solving
Here's an appropriate beach quote from the immor-
tal Karl Bickel in his book "The Mangrove Coast."
"Stand on the beach and look to sea. You will
see creatures as strange as the trees and plants the
rare and lonely manatee, the great sea turtles, the
slowly turning dolphins, the flashing tarpon and the
king. Then the old tales begin to take shape, tales of
Spanish cavaliers and smuggled drugs and
Chinamen, of the wrecks when the bitter lash of the
northwester' has struck the coast. The sun is setting.
Look about you. The saying goes that if you once get
the sand of the Coast in your shoes, you will itch
forever after with the longing to return to bury your
toes in the sand of this shore, to smell its morning
winds and gaze at its high blue sky."
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Trout, redfish respond, mackerel, kingfish moving in
By Capt. David Futch
Monster trout and redfish have been hitting just
about anywhere in the Tampa Bay area, while -mack-
erel and kingfish should be moving up the coast as the
water temperature moves toward 70 degrees.
One guide said he's been using Yo-zuri lures and
has had great success on trout and redfish.
Other anglers said you can't go wrong with live
shrimp when you're fishing for just about anything.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's Bait and Tackle in Cortez said a lot of bait in
the Gulf and the warm weather have contributed to
good fishing of late.
"On Feb. 15, Kevin Ahern from Michigan caught
a 27-inch speckled trout that was an absolute monster,"
Zacharias said. "She was big and fat and fought like
crazy. We also caught numerous mangrove snapper,
redfish and sheepshead. I've been picking up snook and
one day caught 14 on shrimp.
"For the third time in the last three weeks we
caught permit in the upper reaches of Palma Sola Bay.
Don't ask me why they were there, because they're pri-
marily an offshore fish. Yesterday, we saw some cobia
offshore, but couldn't get them to bite. Mackerel and
kingfish should be around in numbers soon."
Capt. Sam Kimball on Legend charters out of
Annie's said he's been catching flounder to 23 inches
in 70 feet of water.
"At one spot I was catching them bang-bang-bang,
one after the other on shrimp and pinfish," Kimball
said. "We're getting sheepshead to 6 pounds on the
three-mile reef along with smaller flounder, gag grou-
per and mangrove snapper."
Capt. Mike Greig of Capt. Mike's Charters in
Holmes Beach said he's catching redfish from 5 to 10
pounds, trout to 22 inches and sheepshead.
"We're catching a few snook, but we're waiting for
the whitebait to show before we start targeting them,"
Greig said. "Cobia started showing up in the Gulf. As
long as the weather stays warm, fishing will only get
Carl Shaner at Perico Island Bait & Tackle said
inshore fishermen are catching nice flounder to 15
inches off the Anna Maria Island Bridge.
"Those are good-eating flounder and trout fisher-
men have been catching trout in the deep holes on
shrimp when the tide starts to drop," Shaner said. "Our
last 10,000 shrimp have had a disease. It's called
fishilbitus: it's the kind of disease we want them to
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Capt. Steve Salgado on the Compleat Angler
said he had some excellent trout and redfish catches last
week on the east side of Anna Maria Island.
"Offshore, I'm catching grouper on light tackle,"
Salgado said. "We caught a 7-pound mangrove snap-
per on a hand-sized pinfish. We're not going far, about
nine miles. There's a lot of bait in the Gulf, which
means mackerel are around and kingfish have got to be
right behind them, moving up from the south. The
water temperature on Feb. 15 was 68 degrees and when
it gets between 68 and 72, the kingfish should run
Capt. Curt Morrison and Capt. Ryan Hackney
on the Neva-Miss said grouper fishing is a "you get one
here, you get one there" situation. However, the man-
grove snapper big ones at that continue to please
"With the good weather, our longer trips are pro-
ducing amberjack, mangrove snapper and flounder,"
Hackney said. "To get grouper, you have to work a
little bit for them. Fishing ought to start popping here
pretty quick with the mackerel and kingfish making
Roy Horton at the Rod & Reel Pier in Anna
Maria said folks are catching a lot of sheepshead and
there are pompano running at the pier and a few per-
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Jason Lette at Island Discount Tackle said
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Northrop caught this
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an oyster crab.
down on the flats in Miguel and Palma Sola bays.
"In the Intracoastal Waterway in Sarasota Bay,
people tell me they're catching a lot of nice trout,"
Lette said. "The grouper fishing started picking back
up. Trout, redfish and flounder are being caught on
shrimp and we have nice selects if people are inter-
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip Tide out of
Holmes Beach said the grouper fishing offshore is still
a little slow.
"We were fishing in 80 to 110 feet of water and
they seemed to be spread out," Denham said. "We still
caught gag grouper to 15 pounds and red grouper to 22
inches and some porgies and triggerfish."
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said Friday he caught sheepshead at docks on the
bayside of the Island.
"We caught sheepshead to 6 pounds," Smith said.
"In another area we caught mangrove snapper to 15
inches. At Egmont, we caught bluefish. On Saturday,
I did more flats fishing and did well on trout to 18
inches and redfish to 22 inches. We caught snook, but
they were undersized. We're using gold spoons and a
lot of different kinds of Yo-zuri lures. These Yo-zuris
are not cheap, but boy, do they work. You turn them
and they have a different color like real bait."
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Island property sales
1801 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 202 Runaway
Bay, a 712 sfla lbed/lbath condo built in 1978, was
sold 12/29/00, Warfel to Neihardt, for $129,900.
509 Key Royale Dr., Holmes Beach, a canalfront
1,621 sfla 3bed/2bath/2car/pool home built in 1960 on
a 96x102 lot, was sold 12/29/00, Phillips to Neslund,
686 Key Royale Dr., Holmes Beach, a canalfront
2,010 sfla 3bed/2bath/2car/pool home built in 1972 on
a 90x 116 lot, was sold 12/29/00, Wagers to Bourbeau,
for $625,000; list $675,000.
777 N. Shore Dr., Anna Maria, a Gulffront 7bed/
5.5bath Gulffront 3432 sfla duplex built in 1964 on a
flag lot with 56 front feet of gulf, was sold 12/28/00,
Vogelsong to Gabbert, for $1,100,000; list $1,150,000.
105 Pelican, Anna Maria, a 2,730 sfla 3bed/2bath/
2car/pool canalfronthome built in 1992 on a 75x100
lot, was sold 1/5/01, King to Wallis, for $430,000; list
117 Seventh St. N., Bradenton Beach, 21 Bay
View Terrace, a 2bed/2bath 864 sfla condo built in
1973, was sold 1/5/01, Ledford to Fitzgerald, for
522 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, 8A Bayou, a
canalfront 822 sfla 2bed/l bath condo built in 1973, was
sold 1/3/01, Wallis to Dorenkamp, for $125.000; list
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Arvida honors two Islanders
at area awards lunch
Two Anna Maria Island real estate operatives
were honored by Arvida Realty Services at its
first-quarter business meeting and awards lunch
at the Sarasota Hyatt.
Carol Heinze was cited for achieving
President's Circle honors and Denise Langlois
was inducted into the Executive Club for 2000.
Both represent Arvida on the Island.
Others honored included Stan Haidl, Peter
Salefsky, Donna Maloof, Karin Stephan and Ron
Baldwin, all of Longboat Key.
523 Loquat, Anna Maria, a canalfront 2,11 sfla
3bed/3bath/2car home built in 1980 on a 75x101 lot,
was sold 1/3/01, Breiter to Turton, for $445,000; list
608 Gladstone, Holmes Beach, a canalfront 1,692
sfla 3bed/2bath/2car/pool home built in 1972 on an
86x 114 lot, was sold 1/5/01, Asquith to Kerr, for
$366,600; list $375,000.
753 Jacaranda, Anna Maria, a 2,320 sfla triplex
with three garages built in 1951 on 2.5 lots at 125x 100,
was sold 1/4/01, Moynihan to McGough, for $300,000;
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6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat. Key,
8201 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a 1,552 sfla home
or duplex built in 1953 on an irregular-shaped corner
lot, was sold 1/4/01, Nelson to Ficarrotta, for $215,000.
101 Seventh St. S., Bradenton Beach, a 2,028 sfla
duplex built in 1949 on a 50x 100 lot, was sold 12/4/00,
Kalberer to Beigh, for $450,000; list at $450,000 per
1451 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, Bermuda Bay
Club 4, a 3bed/2.5bath/2car condo built in 2000, was
sold 1/9/01, Appel to Bernardi, for $370,000; list
2404 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach, a 1,158 sfla
3bed/2bath w/detached garage built in 1950 on a
50x100 lot, was sold 1/12/01, Jansen to Boles, for
2406 Avenue A, Bradenton Beach, a 3bed/1.5bath/
2car 1,457 sfla home built in 1983 on a 50x 100 lot, was
sold 1/9/01, Gunter to Warfel, for $256,000; list
2600 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 44 Anna Maria
Island Club, a Gulffront 1,179 sfla 2bed/2bath condo
built in 1984, was sold 1/8/01, Borwitzky to Pad Prop-
erties, for $299,500; list $398,500.
312 58th St. Holmes Beach, a 1,056 sfla 2bed/
2bath/cp home built in 1969 on a 90x100 lot, was sold
1/9/01, Goodwin to Hennessey, for $180,000.
3607 E. Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 206 Sandy Pointe
2, a 980 sfla 2bed/2bath/cp condo built in 1996, was
sold 1/8/01, Woods to Smialek, for $97,029.
462 63rd St, Holmes Beach, Seaside Gardens, a
1,360 sfla 2bed/2bath/cp canalfront half duplex built in
1972 on a 115 foot deep lot, was sold 1/11/01, Edwards
to Shapiro, for $195,000; list $199,000.
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REAL ESTATE, FROM PAGE 26
1105-1107 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, a com-
plex of a 1,471 sfla house and a 1,202 duplex built in
1947 on a 107x100 lot, was sold 1/16/01, Cole-Lapeitra
to Bella Properties, for $280,000.
203 72nd St., Holmes Beach, a 1,273 sfla 4bed/
2bath duplex built in 1971 on a 65x105 lot, was sold
1/18/01, Christmann to Regis, for $219,000; list
2502 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach, a 2,828 sfla
4bed/4bath duplex built in 1993 on a 50x 100 lot, was
sold 1/18/01, Pfeiffer to Barron, for $345,000.
307 66th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,786 sfla 4bed/
2bath duplex built in 1971 on a 90x104 lot, was sold
1/19/01, McMahon to Perry, for $210,000; list
501-505 39th St., Holmes Beach, a 200x200 lot,
was sold 1/17/01, Rekkas to Village at Holmes Beach
Dev., for $375,000.
512 Baronet, Holmes Beach, a canalfront 2bed/
2bath/2car home built in 1966 on a 100x110 lot, was
sold 1/18/01, Harter to Wagers, for $335,000; list
513 Kumquat, Anna Maria, a canalfront 2,334 sfla
4bed/3bath/2car/pool home built in 1998 on a 75x 138
lot, was sold 1/17/01, Barnes to Renk, for $699,999; list
5200 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 104 Martinique South,
a 1,057 sfla, Gulffront 2bed/2bath condo built in 1970,
was sold 1/19/01, Grossmann toGwynne, for $310,000.
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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.
STYLING 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.
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of Rebecca Smith and Elfie Starrett made the
most sales. Other leading listers were Mike
Migone-Tina Rudek and Lynda Melnick,
Longboat Key office, and Cathy Meldahl, Av-
enue of the Flowers. Other top sellers were
Melnick at Longboat Key and Sharon Oper at
Avenue of the Flowers.
6504 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, a 1,200 sfla
2bed/2bath duplex built in 1979 on a 53x105 lot, was
sold 1/17/01, Mojica to Kingan, for $175,000; list
8322 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, a 1,632 sfla 3bed/
3bath/2car home built in 1980 on a 120x82 lot, was
sold 1/17/01, Guthrie to Romesburg, for $221,000; list
233 85th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,442 sfla 3bed/
2bath home built in 1958 on a 90x100 lot, was sold 1/
22/01, Proctor to Hueber, for $175,000; list $179,000.
526 75th St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront 1,504 sfla
home built in 1954 on a 90x127 lot, was sold 1/26/01,
Rossi to Miller, for $252,500.
609 Dundee, Holmes Beach, a canalfront 1,818
sfla 2bed/2bath/2car home built in 1967 on a 90x115
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lot, was sold 1/26/01, Shoupe to Bossert, for $370,0"00;
623 Emerald, Holmes Beach, a canalfront 1,791
sfla 2bed/2bath/2car/pool home built in 1969 on a
100x 115 lot, was sold 1/26/01, Bluemel to Anderson,
for $369,000; list $399,000.
1801 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 118 Runaway
Bay, a 1,080 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1978, was
sold 1/30/01, Murphy to Spear, for $165,000; list
1801 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 203 Runaway
Bay, a 1,080 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1978, was
sold 2/2/01, Brashear to Hineline, for $165,000.
309 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, a 2,100 sfla 3bed/
2bath/2car home built in 1997 on a 65x101 lot, was
sold 2/2/01, Trivers to Alexander, for $442,500; list
3601 E. Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 207 Sandy Pointe
2, a 1004 sfla 2bed/2bath/cp condo built in 1994, was
sold 2/1/01, Carr to Droescher, for $125,000; list
605 Baronet, Holmes Beach, a canalfront 1,848
sfla 3bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1964 on a 100x117
lot, was sold 2/2/01, Barnitz to Tremblay, for
$295,000; list $309,000.
7100 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 115 Nautilus, a
2bed/lbath 1081 sfla condo built in 1973, was sold 2/
2/01, Thoen to Horstemeyer, for $225,000.
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broker, 778-1222, exclusively for The Islander. Copyright
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Island Shopping Center, 5402 Gulf Drive at Holmes
BUILDERS HOME FURNITURE Displayed but never
used. Four-piece bedroom sets $259; sofa and love
seat $399; queen bed set $199; full $159; twin $129;
futons (sofa by day, bed at night) frame and mattress
$199; daybed (white with brass finials) including two
mattresses and pop-up unit $285. Can deliver. Call
COMPUTER EQUIPMENT for sale. 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
AVON CALLING -ANEW, cosmetics, gifts, Skin-So-
Soft products, etc. Call Alison, 383-6201. All mes-
sages get a prompt response.
COINS FROM Royal Mint, non-circulated, 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.
-4 WORLD PHILATELIST: More than 50 new pre-
stamped envelopes from the USSR. Each has a great
commemorative picture of a significant person or event:
in history. From Tverskaya Post Office. $50. 792-4274.
DINETTE SET for sale. Wicker, rattan, glass top. 42
:by 42 table and four chairs. Very nice condition,
$150. Call 795-7466.
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These two beauties on the canal with pool,
for rent monthly or weekly. We are taking
reservations for the next winter season.
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Phone/Fax: 941-778-0123 E-mail:
409 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, FL 34216
WETCH ELECTRONIC KEYBOARD with sixty one
keys, many features. $80, obo. 778-2997.
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.
NOTARY PUBLIC, CIVIL marriages and renewal of
wedding vows. Sunset beach setting or wherever.
Norman R. Veenstra, 778-5834.
ROSER GUILD THRIFT Shop. Open Tues., Thurs.,
Fri., 9:30-2pm; Sat., 9-Noon. 50 percent off sales
rack. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
OPPORTUNITY SALE All Angels By the Sea Church,
Longboat Key, Feb. 24, 8 am-3 pm. Clothing, linens,
households, electronic, books, toys, more.
LONGBOAT KEY Rummage sale. St. Mary, Star of
the Sea Church. Saturday, Feb. 24, 9am-2pm. Fur-
niture, housewares, clothes, linens, books, col-'
lectibles. 4280 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.
ANNUAL SANDPIPER PARK street sale. Feb. 24,
9am-2pm. Large white elephant table. Lunch avail-
able. 2601 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach.
ANNUAL STREET SALE, Saturday, Feb. 24, 9am-
2pm. Arts and crafts, white elephant, homemade
pies, Sloppy Joe's and hot dogs. Pines Trailer Park,
Bradenton Beach, near Bridge St. Fishing Pier.
GARAGE SALE, one day only. Saturday, Feb. 24,
8:30am-3:30pm. Toys, clothes, paddle boat, miscel-
laneous. 505 71st St., Holmes Beach.
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY An artist's paradise in downtown
Anna Maria across the street from city hall and a stone's throw
from the Sandbar restaurant. Two huge (1,400 sq.ft.) work bays
downstairs with a mighty Gulfview upstairs (1,200 sq.ft.). Two
full baths upstairs with two one-half baths downstairs. Parks 8.
Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, FI 34216
Phone & Fax: (941) 778-1222
REDUCED $10,000. Key West is here! Just steps from bay
and Gulf, this almost new 3BR/3BA home has elevator,
fabulous tile, central vac, zoned A/C, gourmet kitchen, four-
car garage, video security. $439,500. Owner says bring an
offer. Call Ron Comette or Jane Grossman at 778-2246.
SUMMER SANDS BAYFRONTI Direct bayfront 2BR/2.5BA
turkey fumished apartment with fabulous view of bay. Heated
pool, spa, covered parking, elevator and steps to the beach.
$279,500. Call David Moynihan at 778-2246 or 778-7976 eves.
FLEA MARKET, Saturday, Feb. 24, 8am-1pm. Palma
Sola Harbour Condos. Appliances large and small,
furniture, clothes, sporting equipment, jewelry, bikes,
baked goods, etc. For information 792-3475. 9400
Cortez Road W, Bradenton.
ESTATE SALE. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 23 and
24. Antiques, collectibles, jewelry, household,
clothing, much bric-a-brac, office desks, chairs,
supplies, fax machine, printer, filling cabinets. Every-
thing half price Sunday. 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. Next to Time Saver.
YARD SALE, Saturday, Feb. 24, 8am. Remodeling
sale, 2311 Avenue C, Bradenton Beach.
MOVING SALE. Lowry organ, Loveseat $75, wing-back
chair like new $100, cherry dresser and chest with
mirrors, twin beds complete and bedside table $750 or
will split, 68 inch Lane dresser $50. 778-7830.
GARAGE SALE, Saturday, Feb. 24, 8am-2pm. Gas
grill, patio furniture, lamps, linens, books, china,
glass, yard tools, tool bench and cabinet, much mis-
cellaneous. 625 Foxworth Lane, Holmes Beach.
MULTI-FAMILY SALE! Saturday Feb. 24. Beach
chairs, antique table, dishes, lots of miscellaneous
and unique items. 3008 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach
across from Mr. Bones.
FOUND, Tri-focal eyeglasses near Anna Maria
Elementary School. Call 778-2387.
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.
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Call Bob Lobse at 778-0766 to make arrangements
for your next vacation on Anna Maria.
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2306 Canasta Dr........... $895,000
631 Foxworth Lane ....... $889,000
527 72nd Street............. $685,000
524 Key Royale Dr........ $419,000
520 72nd Street.........'... $419,000
707 South Bay Blvd....... $369,900
4002 6th Avenue .......... $369,000
830 North Shore Dr.... NEW $369,000
203 55th Street............. $299,000
2101 Avenue B................ $229,500
311 66th Street............. $219,900
3301 6th Avenue ... NEW $199,000
5208 Riverview Blvd ......... $1,999,999
3104 Avenue F ................ $575,000
4006 6th Ave .... #1-4 each $149,000
404 Magnolia Avenue......... $125,000
MULTI FAMILY PROPERTIES:
101 25th Street................ $599,000
7206 Gulf Drive ............. $324,000
6101 Holmes Blvd ............ $225,000
2418 90th Street NW...... $3,350,000
1411 56th Street ................. $78,000
and BAY CLUB:
1293 Edgewater Cr..... NEW $298,000
11375 Perico Isles Cr .. NEW $279,000
11319 Perico Isles Circle .. $248,000
11101 Auston Ct ........... $205,000
801 Waterside Ln ............. $169,900
7300 Gulf Drive .NEW $3,420,000
9915 Manatee Ave. .... $1,495,000
Loggerhead Junction .. $1,335,000
101 25th Street ................ $599,000
THE ISLANDER 0 FEB. 21, 2001 E PAGE 29
REAL ESTATE, LLC
Mary Ann Schmidt
ANNA MARIA CITY
4BR/2.5BA canalfront home. Close to beautiful
beach. Two fireplaces, boathouse, many upgrades,
dumbwaiter, residential area. $574,900
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB
2BR/2BA Gulffront turnkey-furnished condo.
Gorgeous Gulf view, beautiful beach, heated pool,
excellent rental income. $475,000.
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.
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.
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.
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
4BR/4BA turnkey furnished beach house west of
Gulf Drive in historic Anna Maria City. Large lot,
great rental. $589,000.
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.
Julie Gilstrap-Royal Patti Mariferen
7104 MARINA DRIVE
3BR/2BA house, garage, pool. $1,800 mo.
Condominiums and Homes Weekly/Monthly
from $500 week / $1000 month
779-0202 (800) 732-6434
REAL ESTATE, LLC
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 www.suncoastinc.com
"WALK WITH ME...
in paradise at
I can make your
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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.
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.
REAL ESTATE ASSOCIATES, experienced or just
getting started. Call Pat Thompson at Arvida
Services, 778-0766 to discuss your future.
THIS BREATHTAKING VIEW is yours with construc-
tion of your Gulffront retreat! In private residential area
of Anna Maria. You can build a NEW home for price
older homes are selling for in the same area. Platted lot
ready to build! Asking $865,000.
JUST REDUCED! Only 100 ft. to beach access,
lovely two-bedroom home expanded and refurbished
in 1988. Includes a spacious great-room design plus
apartment for rental or family. Screened lanai, room
for pool and a 95 by 131 ft. lot with lovely fruit trees.
New barrel-tile roof 1998 and all for only $545,000.
MARIE t19 LIC. REAL ESTATE
FRANKLIN REALTY BROKER
"We ARE the Island."
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Library.
Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-6247.
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.
BARTENDERS, SERVERS, COCKTAIL SERVERS.
Great Money! Also, line cooks, bussers, food run-
ners. Will train. Buccaneer 383-5565.
ISLAND Rental AGENT. Licensed, wanted for a
major real estate office. Competitive salary and ben-
efits. Contact: PO Box 336, Longboat Key, FL 34228.
All inquiries confidential.
HOUSE BEAUTIFUL HIRING experienced part-time
cleaner to include Saturday work. Great starting wage.
Work on Island. Call 779-9842 for appointment.
ISLAND HEALTH FOOD STORE needs part-time help.
Some experience, healthy lifestyle a must. 778-5181.
NEED OCCASIONAL DRIVER. Use my car in
Sarasota and the Tampa Bay area. Good driving
record, proof of insurance and good references, $10/
hour. Interested? Call 387-0024.
Oetsefsy A s g eal state,
419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 P 0 Box 2150
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294
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WATERFRONT AY VEW POOL HOHE!
This charming 3BR/3BA, Key West-style hide-
away offers spellbinding views of Tampa Bay, plus
panoramic views down the expansive navigable
canal. Features include a heated swimming pool
and spa, seawalled lot with boat dock and electric
lift, circular brick driveway, ceramic tiled floors,
beamed vaulted ceilings with fans, lovely French-
style doors with gorgeous plantation shutters and
a brand new elevated master suite with private
bayview sundeck! Truly in a class by itself! Priced
at $725,000, including preferred one-year
Visit our Web site at www.betsyhills.com
SALES CLERK, nights, part-time. Apply Shell Land
Gifts, 301 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach.
MAN FRIDAY NEEDED. Mechanically handy, gen-
eral knowledge of grounds care and odd jobs around
rental properties. Must be honest, in good health and
dependable. No floaters! Call T.H. Cole 779-1213 for
TWO SIDES OF NATURE. Anna Maria Island's Larg-
est Little Beach Shoppes has immediate part-time
retail sales positions available. Great pay and great fun!
Flexible hours, shifts available. lpm-8pm, Thursday-
Sunday. Apply in person at the Bayview Plaza location.
Two Sides of Nature, 100 S. Ba" blvd. Unit A-1.
HOUSEKEEPING STAFF NEEDED at Tradewinds
Resort. 1603 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. 779-0010.
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
DISHWASHER FULL-TIME. Five to siix days a week.
Great hours, great pay! Apply in person to Brian's
Sunnyside-Up Cafe. 5360 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED. Eighteen unit beach
motel. Days and weekends., 30-40 hours. Hourly,
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TWO HOMES FOR THE PRICE OF ONE. This unique
property has two great homes with a large greenhouse
and workshop (60 by 25 ft.), all on an extra large lot in
northern Holmes Beach. Owners home features
2BR/2BA, 1,400 sq.ft., large screened porch and two-
car garage. Greenhouse/workshop building is perfect
for artist, nursery or keep as a workshop. Incredible
storage. These wonderful properties are on separate
tax rolls and could be separated by new owner. Offered
as a total package for just $419,000.
OF ANNA MARIA
9906 Gulf Drive
Visit our website at www.greenreal.com
THE ISLANDER M FEB. 21, 2001 0 PAGE 31
JANITOR WANTED foi minor maintenance. Five and
one half days per week. 383-5565.
MONEY TO LOAN Commercial Debt/Equity, 795-
MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, patio gar-
dens, trimming, clean-up, edgings, more. Hard-work-
ing and responsible. Excellent references. Edward
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Available
evening, weekend. For any computer needs-hard-
ware, software, network, commercial, private. 'Call
PUT YOUR HOUSEWORK in our hands! All phases
of residential and commercial cleaning. Free esti-
mates and all work guaranteed. Call Laureen or John
at "L&J Supreme Klean." 753-6843.
TREE SERVICE Topping, trimming, shaping, remov-
als. Trim palm trees. Call Phil Brewer Tree Service,
746-6678 or pager 252-3300.
WALL & CEILING REPAIR Water damaged drywall,
hand and spray texture, professional painting. Reli-
able over 20 years experience. Fred 752-7758, cell
CLEAN WINDOWS Wouldn't that be nice? I'll make
your-gl ss 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. Lie/ins.
MR. BILL'S HOME REPAIR/maintenance service. Over
30 years experience, self-employed in construction
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 acu-
puncture to your health care. Mobile unit, weekend
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.
GOLF LESSONS. Call Carol, USGTF certified
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.
The Village at Holmes Beach
COMING SUMMER 2001
-. -.zine Luxury Condo Townhouses
S3 Bedroom/2 Bath
* 1,700 sq.ft. Living Area
S Heated Pool, .
*LargePrivateGarage, [ .,
* Elevator Available -. I
* Private Splash Pools-
Available 7N1" 4
Planning & Design
The Village at Holmes Beach Development, LLC.
Information: Jon Tipton, 941-779-9464
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THE VIEWS LOOKING towards Sarasota are
breathtaking. Elegant homes in guarded com-
munity on Sarasota Bay. Enjoy the security,
solitude and beauty of Tidy Island. Excellent
value. Priced from $184,900. Bob and Penny
Hall 749-5981. 40998
BOATERS PARADISE Spotless 3BR home on
deep sailboat water with exceptional view. 51
ft. dock can accommodate three boats and has
two electrical lifts. Sparkling heated pool.
$349,900. Sandy Drapala 749-5797 or Kathy
Marcinko 252-1618. 71059
ELEGANT MANATEE RIVER ESTATE. 8,724
sq.ft. of exquisite luxury with Mediterranean ap-
peal. Manicured lawns and garden descend to
river, gazebo and dock. $1,750,000. Don Lewis
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
PERFECT COMFORT FOR AN AFFORD-
ABLE PRICE. Updated open plan home on 1 +/
- acre on creek in desirable neighborhood.
Alarm system, nice screened porch, brick patio.
$169,900. Julie DeSear, 794-3041. 72934
SUN-FLOODED ROOMS with ten and twelve-
foot ceilings throughout this exquisite one-year
old Northwest home. 4BR, wood floors, excep-
tional kitchen. Sparkling pool, private setting.
$319,900. Sandy Drapala, 749-5797 or Kathy
Marcinko, 252-1619. 73036
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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
"HANDY ANTHONY" Jack of Most Trades! 20-year
Island resident. Painting, masonry, plumbing/electri-
cal repairs. Installation of floors, windows, cabinets.
LPN SEEKS PART-TIME private-duty nursing and/or
administrative position. Available 2-3 days per week.
ISLAND SERVICES. Home repairs, painting, irriga-
tion, 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 electron-
ics, computers, garage-door openers, marine
ISLAND RESIDENT HOUSEKEEPER has recent
openings. One day weekly, bi-weekly, in and out,
etc., local references 778-7178.
COMPUTER HELP! In-home tutoring, purchasing-
consultation, hardware/software problems. For
anything to do with computers, call Ryan, 794-
6361. Low rates!
Living Where We Earn Our Living
S'. For More Than 14 Years
F DON AND KAREN SCHRODER
*.:\ I. Professionalism Times Two...
Providing you with the highest levels of client service,
professional experience and local knowledge.
Each office independently owned and operated
R /iM Call the Schroders: 778-2200
REAL ESTATE Inc.
9701 Gulf Drive PO Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216
S<- (941)778-2307 1-800-306-9666
www.franmaxonrealestate.com [ MIS
VISIT OUR NEW SALES OFFICE LOCATED AT
310 PINE AVENUE, ANNA MARIA (941) 779-0304
FEATURED LISTING OF THE WEEK
UNDER CONSTRUCTION in Perico Shores! 3BR/3BA contemporary with
approximately, 2,150 sq.ft. of living area. Features include large master suite,
family room, great room, lanai, two-car garage and much more. Floor plan is avail-
able. Asking $325,000. For details Dial Darcie Duncan at 779-0304.
HURRY ONLY three lots left! Perico Shores is a quaint subdivision located on a
lagoon within minutes to the beach. Will build to suit or choose your own builder.
Surveys available. Home sites range from $79,000-$99,000. For details Dial
Darcie Duncan at 779-0304.
Available for April.
Gulffront and close
to the beach.
Weekly and monthly.
2BR/2BA duplex in
Holmes Beach ~ $725/month
2BR/1BA duplex in
Anna Maria $675/month
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Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
v7._f-i e We Monitor Irrigation Systems
Service INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
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Check our references:
"Quality work at a reasonable price.
' Licensed/Insured Serving Anna Maria Island Since 1986 761-8900
Paradise Improvements 778-4173
Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
-.- Replacement Doors and Windows
Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
ANNA MARIA STORAGE
CLIMATE CONTROL UNITS
413 PINE AVE. ANNA MARIA 778-5354
Wilson Walls INc
Drywall Ceiling Repair
Custom Wall Finishing Interior/Exterior
25 Yrs Experience Cell 650-7871 Eves 778-9506
A TO Z INTERIOR FINISHING
Painting Kenny Smith
Custom Finishes John Kreiter
Trim Installation 941-730-6422
Door Hanging .Fr Free Estimates
rCabinet Installation "a 50-Years Total
Light Remodeling State Registered
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WINDOW REPLACEMENT -
Call for an in-home or
showroom appointment. i est window Corporation
745-2363 8106 Cortez Rd. W.
Lic#CGC061513 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Water Treatment Pressure Tanks
Submersible Jet Centrifugal
Pool Sump Sewer Effluent
794-3002 720-6907 cell
4223 126th St. W. Cortez
GERIATRIC CARE/COMPANION. Mature, educated
and compassionate, to assist with meals, shopping,
monitor meds, light housework. References. Four to
twenty-four hour shift. 794-2187.
CHRIS ROGERS, Tile setter/handyman. 24-hour
phone service. Quality guaranteed, 745-5066.
HAVING A MAC ATTACK? Call for help with Mac or
PC. Training, internet, hardware selection and instal-
lation. Call Ed, 778-2553.
COMPUTER GREMLINS? Want private lessons? Also
Intemet connection sharing, home or office networking
and security. Free advise on phone call, 545-7508.
ACUPUNCTURE PHYSICIAN Irma Nussbaum, AP,
RN, MS, GSA. have a happier new year-ad acupunc-
ture to your health care. Mobile unit, weekend and
evening appointments available. 794-0852.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE Resi-
dential/commercial, full-service maintenance, land-
scaping installation, clean-ups, tree trimming, ponds,
native plants, butterfly gardens. Excellent references.
FREE SNOW REMOVAL Shell, dirt, mulch or stone
delivered and spread for a small fee. Yard clean-up.
Dump truck for hire. Free estimates. Call Dave
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If it's
broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior discount.
Call 778-2581 or 713-0676.
PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and instal-
lation. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and trees.
Irrigation and pest control service. Everything Under
the Sun Garden Centre, 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes
SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $27 a yard. Haul-
ing: all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free
estimates. Call Larry at 795-7775.
TREES BY BREEZE. Landscapes, tree trimming and
property maintenance since 1988. Island Resident.
Call Chris 778-2837.
CODY'S CARPET AND upholstery cleaning. Need
your carpets cleaned right? Call Cody, 17 years
experience, owner/operator, satisfaction always
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/
exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Dan or Bill, 795-5100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. In-house plan designs. State licensed
and insured. Many Island references. 778-2993. Lic#
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vi-
nyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard, 779-2294.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. 34-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at
CHRISTIES PLUMBING Island and off-Island service
since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free estimates,
no overtime charges. Now certifying back flow at water
meters. (FL#RF0038118) 778-3924 or 778-4461.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
CARL V. JOHNSON JR. Contractor. New homes, ad-
ditions designs and plans. Free estimates, time and
materials or contract. Lic. #0060450. Call 795-1947.
B&D SEAMLESS aluminum gutters, five or six inch
available. Insured, free estimates. Dean Guth, owner
and operator, 729-0619.
WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and 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, ex-
terior, doors, stairs, windows and trim. Have sawmill,
will travel. 745-1043 Dan Michael, master carpenter.
TILE TILE TILE. All variations of ceramic tile sup-
plied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt,
reliable, many Island references. Call Neil, 726-3077.
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. Remodel-
ing, 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. Avail-
able now. Open 2002 season. Call for price and de-
SEASONAL OR MONTHLY rental 3BR/3BA in Anna
Maria with canalfront and dock. One-car garage, one
block from beach, large entertainment room with bar.
Completely furnished, singe story, available Novem-
ber-May, no smoking, pontoon boat available.
$3,500/month. Call (863)683-470.3 or (863)688-9281.
HOLMES BEACH CANALFRONT home. 2BR/2BA,
furnished, garage, laundry, dock, many extras. Avail-
able now. Open 2002 season. Call for $ and details.
BEACH ACCESS 4BR/2BA, $2,800/month,
furnished seasonal; $1,500 unfurnished annual.
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Dave Spicer 778-2010
Florida Home or 761-7388
New Construction, Residential &
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Painting and Repairs Nw Dupex just completed
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ANNUAL RENTALS, several to choose from. Big
ones, small ones, and one just right for you. Mike
Norman Realty, 778-6696.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA duplex one block from beach.
$700/month, walking distance to beach, Publix and
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.
ANNUAL RENTAL 1BR/1BA, Bradenton Beach, one
block to beach/bay, just renovated. 203 2nd St. N. #4
- $625/month; #2 $575/month. plus deposit. 813-
ELEVATED CANALFRONT HOME. 2BR/1BA, newly
remodeled upscale furnishings. Steps to beach.
Available January & 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. Non-smoker, no pets.
Will consider 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/
B1R/1BA WESTDA-T COVE. Turnkey, shopping,
beacn, heated pool and tennis. February, March and
April. Old Florida Realty, 778-3377.
PANORAMIC BAYVIEW, cozy one and two bed-
room, fully furnished, ground-floor, small, quiet com-
"-Fx. No smoking/pets. Available April and next sea-
son.Pre ori3-4 months. Consider annual. 778-7107.
ANNUAL AND SEASONAL 2BR/2BA condos,
heated pools, beach, shopping, close to all. Old
Florida Real Estate Company, 778-3377.
ANNUAL RENTALS! Two bedroom apartments avail-
able in Holmes Beach and Anna Maria. prices range
$675-$725/month. No pets. Call Fran Maxon Real
Estate for information, 778-2307.
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
APARTMENT FOR RENT. Available April-Decem-
ber, close to beach. 108 77th Street, Holmes Beach.
$950/month plus electricity, not pets. 778-327.
STORAGE WANTED: Small secure garage-type
storage needed. Low impact, in and out six months.
Close to Bradenton Beach. 778-2820.
ANNUAL, unfurnished, elevated 2BR/1.5BA apart-
ment. Close to beaches and shopping, $825/month.
Wedebrock Real Estate, 778-6665 or (800)749-6665.
MARTINQUE NORTH. 5300 Gulf Drive, on beach,
pool tennis, garage. 2BR/2BA, Feb. 15-April 15,
2002. $3,200/month. (815)436-6542.
WATERFRONT ANNA MARIA annual Quiet dead-
end street. Dock, tropical landscape, vaulted, cedar
interior, 2BR/2BA, large, open plan. $1,400/month.
SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA. Newly decorated on
Intracoastal. Dock, washer/dryer. No smoking, pets
on approval. From $1,400/month. 794-5980,
END-OF-SEASON SPECIAL. 2BR/1BA completely
refurbished available March 1. Near Rod & Reel
Pier. Check it out at 613 N. Bay Blvd. $1,000/
BAYFRONT COTTAGES with docks. Turnkey, beau-
tiful views, breezy, quiet area. No pets/smoking.
Priced from $700/month, $350/week. 794-5980.
GORGEOUS 2BR/2BA condo, had cancellation.
March 1-April 30. Direct view of Gulf, heated pool,
elevator. Call 778-2556 or 504-2038.
ANNUAL, FULLY FURNISHED, 1BR/1BA, cable,
etc. $580/month plus electric. Holmes Beach, walk to
shopping, beach. 778-4044.
BRADENTON BEACH ELEVATED duplex. 2BR/
1.5BA washer/dryer hook-up. Small pet ok, $750/
month unfurnished. $850/month furnished. Annual or
PENTHOUSE APARTMENT. Open and bright floor
plan. 1,200 sq. feet, top floor of duplex, half block to
beach, vaulted ceiling, large working kitchen with
appliances, breakfast bar, laundry room with washer/
dryer hook-ups. 2BR/2BA. Large 12 by 15 foot
screened balcony with Gulf of Mexico and
Intracoastal views. Ceramic tile throughout living
area. Bedrooms are Berber. Annual $975/month in-
cludes water, sewer, trash and pests. No pets, or
smokers please. Sandy Greiner at Wagner Realty
OPEN HOUSE, FOR RENT. Holmes Beach
Canalfront home, 2BR/2BA,furnished, garage, laun-
dry, dock, many extras. Open 2002 season. Come by
529 67th St. Holmes Beach. Saturday and Sunday,
Feb. 24 and 25, 9:30am-5pm. (813)286-9814.
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ANNUAL RENTAL Anna Maria furnished, 1 BR/1 BA,
non-smoking, no pets, washer/dryer. $600/month,
plus utilities. Call 778-4161.
ANNA MARIA 2001. Seasonal rental 2BR/1BA, walk
to beach, non-smoking, no pets, washer/dryer, ga-
rage, minimum three months. Call 778-4161.
SEASONAL AND ANNUAL available now! Westbay
Cove and Longboat Key. All amenities, close to
beach. Old Florida Realty, 778-3377.
ISLAND FEMALE LOOKING for a room to rent or
house, condo, or apartment to share with same.
Please call 920-6500.
OFFICE FOR SUBLET with optional reception area.
Zoned professional/non-retail. Excellent Holmes
Beach location. Available immediately. 778-4208.
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL unfurnished 2BR/1BA,
one block to beach, shops. No washer/dryer hook-
up. Tile kitchen and bath, $685/month, 778-8352.
FLAMINGO CAY CONDO, 2BR/2BA with dock, new
paint, other upgrades. No pets, first, last and secu-
rity $1,000/month. Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND 1BR/1BA close to beach, no
pets, first, last and security. $600/month. Island Real
RESPONSIBLE COUPLE looking for two-three bed-
room rental. March 16-31 on Anna Maria. Can pro-
vide local references. Call 779-1835.
BEAUTIFUL CANALFRONT LOT. No bridges, 516
Kumquat. 11,350 sq.ft., $350,000, (just $31 per
sq.ft.!), by owner, email: OliverZorn@web.de, or fax:
PALMA SOLA BLVD BAYFRONT Mediterranean on
two lots. 6BR/5.5BA. 6,500 living sq, ft., 9,300 total
sq. ft. Six-car garage, triple pool. Three stories with
glass elevator, 24K gold fixtures, lots of marble,
three-zone Air Condition/Heat, etc., etc. Magnificent.
$1,090,000 o.b.o. Term by owner, 795-4432.
260 FEET on Palma Sola Bay, zoned RDD4.5., Re-
duced $199,000. Call Sam Watkins, Coldwell
BAYFRONT ESTATE. Two houses and duplex.
Newly painted and re-roofed. Spectacular view. 109
13th St. S., Bradenton Beach. $825,000. 322-2101.
HOLMES BEACH CONDO First floor, 2BR/2BA, low
dues, balcony overlooks mangrove preserve. Two
blocks to Gulf. $148,600. 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, 778-1199 anytime.
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.
BEAUTIFUL DOUBLE LOT in northwest Bradenton.
Bayview, water sewer, electric on property. 761-
3789, leave message.
CANALFRONT HOME for sale by owner. 2BR/
1.5BA, 1,750 sq. feet, one stall garage, pool, 125 feet
of canal frontage. Lot. 80 x 100. $300,000. 8305
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Call 779-2093 to see.
GULF VIEW HOUSE, Holmes Beach, prime location. One
house from beach, 3BR/2BA, lanai, decks, 100x100 lot. By
owner, 778-2429 (10am-noon). $439,000.
BEAUTIFUL NEW DUPLEX. 2BR/2BA each side,
many extras, $299,000. Jane Grossman, Wagner
Realty 778-2246, after hours 778-4451.
BY OWNER, 3-4BR/3BA canalfront with dock, office
and computer rooms. Well lancscaped with sprinkler
system. $400,000. 710 Jacaranda. 778-9203, by
3BR/2BA ELEVATED ATTACHED VILLA. 311 57th
St., Holmes Beach. Minutes from beach and shop-
ping. Built in 1995. 1,344 sq. feet, $185,000.
WHITFIELD ESTATES, have it all! Waterfront
and golf. Just off Sarasota Bay on a canal in
Whitfield Estates, 1/4 mile to Sara Bay Country
Club. Large 4BR/4BA home $599,000. Call
359-1981. Will be open Sunday, Feb. 25, 1-4pm.
137 Holly Ave, Bradenton.
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS Direct bayfront
2BR/2BA, second-floor unit. Turnkey furnished, cov-
ered parking. $250,000. Call Dick Maher or Dave
Jones, A Paradise Realty, 778-4800.
NEW BAYFRONT OFFERING: Very private, con-
temporary Palma Sola Blvd. home 3BR/2BA, study,
two garages, six decks. Elevator and every room
with full bay views. Steel and concrete construc-
tion. Owner/broker. Other brokers protected.
CONDO FOR SALE. 2BR/2BA, beautifully furnished,
overlooking lagoon with bay view. Two blocks to
beach. Anna Maria Island by owner. 778-5421.
LARGE LOT, 10,400 sq. ft, across street from Bean
Point. Not in coastal zone, corner of Gladiolus and
Jacaranda. $325,000. Owner 778-8585.
WONDERFUL BAY VIEW, 2BR/2BA, lanai, second
level, garage, upgraded, 1,400 sq. ft. $215,000. Call
CONDO, PERICO BAY CLUB. Open house Sunday,
1-4pm or by appointment. Very sharp 2BR/2BA with
lake view. $149,900. 778-Uoo4.
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HOLMES BEACH HOME. Excellent opportunity PELICAN COVE 2BR/2BA unit with direct view
to live steps from a great walking beach. Neat- of Gulf and partial view of bay. Nicely turnkey
as-a-pin home has an exceptional private back- furnished great rental history. $269,000. Lynn
yard with large screened porch for entertaining. Hostetler 778-4800. MLS#45686.
This is a must see. $279,900. Ken Rickett 778-
BEST BUY ON ISLAND Direct Intracoastal and
canal views from living room, kitchen and bed-
room of this new 3BR/2BA home. Boat lift, dav-
its and hurricane-strength tinted windows.
$389,000. Call Lynn Hostetler 778-4800 for
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.
GREAT INVESTMENT Priced to sell! One
block to beaches. One cottage, plus a fourplex.
Cottage has 2BR/1BA. Each unit in fourplex
has 1BR/1BA. All annual tenants, but could be
seasonal. $399,900. Ed Oliveira 778-4800 or
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42 Parisian peeper
44 "Quantum Leap"
47 Even chance
52 Ice cream flavorer
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56 Coupling device
59 Broken plumbing in
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88 "Go ahead, shoot!"?
90 Candidate's concern
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MARYWOOD Charming country home with city location
westside on cul-de-sac street. Split-level great-room plan
has one handy bedroom on first level, tiled kitchen and
baths. $157,900. Jan Schmidt 778-2261. MLS#73090
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ILEXHURST. Bayfront corner lot. Includes land across
Avenue A, on water's edge. Lots of room for expanding this
home. Room for a pool. Charming and well maintained.
$539,000. Rose Schnoerr, 778-2261. MLS#72634
KEY ROYALE Boater's Dream! Immaculate Key Royale
home on deep-water canal. Direct access with no
bridges to bay/Gulf. Near golf and beach. Pool and new
dock. $399,000. Piroska Kallay, 778-2261. MLS#72921
SUNBOW BAY Anna Maria Island condo across
from new Publix and Eckerd Drugs, two blocks to
beach. All appliances were newly installed in 1994.
$215,000. Rose Schnoerr 778-2261. MLS#73106
MEADOWCROFT Lovely open unit with glass enclosed
lanai. Bright kitchen with domed ceiling. Adult commu-
nity. Close to beaches, golf, shopping, medical facilities.
$69,900. Tom and Kitty Frost 778-2261. MLS#71688
Anna Maria Island, Perico Bay
Club, Bradenton, Terra Ceia.
Call Barbara Parrish 778-9611
Toll Free 1-877-651-0123
. DESOTO SQUARE VILLAS. Immaculate condo. New
air conditioner, newer hot-water heater. Enjoy the heated
pool, clubhouse, activities. Gated-security patrolled com-
munity. $51,500. Piroska Kallay 778-2261. MLS#72703.
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FLORIDANA-WOW! Price reduced, move in ready!
2BR, turnkey furnished, minor exclusions. Central
heat, possible central air. Any age, pets welcome.
$29,900. Laura McGeary 778-2261. MLS#72591
BAYSHORE CONDO Enjoy your tropical view in
this darling second floor furnished unit. Updated
kitchen, elevator, clubhouse and pool are included.
$29,000. Rose Schnoerr 778-2261. MLS#71330
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