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Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992) ( February 28, 2001 )

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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
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Creation Date: February 28, 2001

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Material Information

Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: February 28, 2001

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Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Manatee -- Anna Maria
Coordinates: 27.530278 x -82.734444 ( Place of Publication )

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Skimming the news ... Little League baseball continues on Island, page18.


Anna Maria



The


Islander


Snowbirds arc here!


"The Best News on Anna Maria Island"


Trolleys to appear

first this July;

fully operational

system by January
By Paul Roat
Clang, clang, clang. Finally.
A "premium" level of mass transit service should
be up and running in time to ease traffic congestion just
in time for next winter's seasonal onslaught of vehicles.
Five rubber-tired trolleys will run up and down the
Island starting next January, according to officials with
Manatee County and the Florida Department of Trans-
portation.
The system will operate seven days a week, prob-
ably from 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. with a 20- to 30-minute
"turnaround," or length of time a rider would have to
wait for a bus, er, trolley.
And get this: the service will be free to riders, at
least in the beginning of the program and perhaps as
long as the system is in place certainly for the cur-
rent funding period of four years.
Manatee County received federal grants for pur-
chase of the trolley buses, with DOT picking up half
the operational costs for four years. Manatee County
Area Transit will fund the rest through cash and/or in-
kind contributions.
Phase 1 of the program will start this July, when
two trolleys will replace the current lone bus that trav-
els back and forth on Cortez Road and the Island.
"This additional bus will improve headways and
connections to most other routes connecting with
PLEASE SEE TROLLEY, PAGE 4


ISLANDER


Volume 9, no. 16, Feb.


28, 2001 FREE


The pause
that refreshes
Sue and Capt. Curt
Morrison of the charter
vessel Neva-Miss show
off the Dale Earnhardt
Coca-Cola machine
they won in a national
contest. The Morrisons,
who said Earnhardt
was their favorite
NASCAR driver, had
stopped in Ormond
Beach on their way to
the Daytona 500 when
Capt. Curt paused for a
Coke while Sue was
shopping for socks.
"The Coke had a
yellow tag on it and
said bring it to the
manager," Curt said.
"They called me the
Tuesday after Dale
Earnhardt was killed at
the 500 and told me I
had better come get the
machine because Coke
was pulling the
Earnhardt machines off
the market. I got to the
east coast pretty
quick." Islander Photo:
David Futch


Bradenton, Citizens go nowhere in Perico mediation


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
When all was said and done, nothing came out of
a mediation hearing between Bradenton officials and
Concerned Citizens of Manatee County.
Both sides agreed to disagree regarding Arvida's
proposed 353-acre development on north Perico Island.
More than half the 353 acres consists of mangroves and
wetlands and cannot be developed.
Mayor Wayne Poston said he should have gone
golfing rather than attend the nearly seven-hour media-
tion hearing at Bradenton Central Fire Station that
ended at 6 p.m. Feb. 21.
Arvida, a St. Joe Company, wants to build an 898-
unit condominium that includes 6-, 8- and 10-story
buildings along one of the most pristine shorelines re-
maining between Tampa Bay and Naples.
Concerned Citizens asked Arvida to reduce the
development's density 25 percent and limit building
heights to 45 feet.
Arvida, with over I million acres, is the largest pri-
vate landowner in Florida, said 12.5 percent would be
acceptable and the company would not reduce density
any more than that.
When the mention of lowering the building heights
on the western shore of the property to 45 feet came up,
Arvida and Bradenton attorneys didn't make a peep.
Arvida offered to lower buildings on the eastern
shore of Perico Bayou and remove one of the buildings
on the western shore if they could go up one story on


all other buildings on the property.
Not a chance. Concerned Citizens said.
Poston said impasse is the only word to describe
what happened.
"We never even got close," Poston said. "It's what
you might expect. I don't think the other side brought
anything to the table.
"Building heights of 45 feet or less and less den-
sity were unreasonable. We knew height was an issue.
We even talked about removing a building so there
wasn't a wall effect along the western shore. But to do
that, Arvida would have to add a story to other build-
ings.
"We even offered to build a preservation zone to
guarantee the mangroves would be protected and no
docks would be built there. We had a lot of good offers
on the table, but there didn't seem to be any interest.
There was no give and take. I could have played golf.
The mediator worked hard, but nothing happened. Now
we go before the administrative law judge."
As a result of the impasse, the two sides are sched-
uled to have a meeting before a judge March 20.
The judge will decide whether a Concerned Citi-
zens' challenge to amendments to the city's compre-
hensive plan that allowed city council members to ap-
prove the Arvida project should be accepted or rejected
by the Florida Department of Community Affairs. The
DCA is charged with approving amendments to all lo-
cal and county land-use plans.
Concerned Citizens attorney Dan Lobeck had a


different take on the mediation than Poston.
"Our reaction is that we're very disappointed be-
cause we went into this with an open mind and a lot of
flexibility," Lobeck said. "Unfortunately, Bradenton
PLEASE SEE PERICO, NEXT PAGE



Happenings
Meet the artists
The annual student exhibit of the Anna Maria Is-
land Art League will open with a reception Friday,
March 2, at the league's gallery.
Muscles on the beach
Don't miss the bench press competition and bikini
contest Saturday, March 3, at the Beach House Res-
taurant, Bradenton Beach.
Longboat tour
The silver anniversary Longboat Key Home and
Garden Tour features seven homes Saturday, March 3.
Coach remembered
A fundraiser in honor of the late Lou Fiorentino at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center Saturday,
March 3, will benefit youth scholarships.
Retirement celebration
A party to wish Holmes Beach Police Officer
Chuck Stearns a happy retirement is scheduled Tues-
day, March 6, at Duffy's Tavern, Holmes Beach.
More inside ...


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PAGE 2 N FEB. 28, 2001 E THE ISLANDER
Perico mediation fails
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
chose to follow Arvida's lead. Arvida was completely
unwilling to discuss lowering building heights on the
lowest portion of the property on the western shoreline,
which is the area Manatee County and its commission-
ers and the Island cities wanted preserved. That issue
wasn't even allowed on the table."
Lobeck added that Bradenton and Arvida didn't
make a good faith effort.
"Arvida builds tall buildings and that's what they
want to do here. They're not willing to think outside the
box," Lobeck said. "Mediation succeeds when both
parties are flexible. It's clear the city and Arvida were
not willing to be flexible. (Anna Maria) Mayor Gary
Deffenbaugh asked them how much Arvida could re-
duce the height and still make a profit. Arvida didn't
even respond.
"The city also wasn't willing to discuss a settle-
ment on amendments to the city's comprehensive land-
use plan."
Mediator Patrick Maguire, a Clearwater attorney,
had a different view of the proceedings.
"I think both parties made offers and counter offers
that would have resolved the case," Maguire said.
"Arvida was willing to lower density and made an ef-
fort to do so. Arvida and the city have approved plans
and a development order and they were willing to com-
promise, so there was a willingness.
"This is tough. Growth issues are a problem
throughout Florida. Both parties in this case have such
divergent goals that they were not able to reach a con-
sensus. Despite that, I told them no one's being unrea-
sonable. They're both right in what they want. But
there's no way to reach a consensus. There's no win-
ner in mediation."
Lobeck said he thought there was no way to bridge
the gap between the two parties.
"Clearly the intransigent party in the mediation
was Arvida and I say Arvida because the Bradenton
representatives didn't seem to have a mind of their
own," Lobeck said. "Arvida was calling all the shots
for Bradenton. The best Arvida was willing to offer
was the 12.5 percent reduction on the eastern part of the


Pre-mediation
Manatee County Commission Chairman Joe McClash, left, Anna Maria Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh, Bradenton
Beach Mayor Gail Cole and Holmes Beach City Commissioner Don Maloney talk to Bradenton Planning
Director Jerry West (back to the camera) prior to a mediation hearing over Arvida's 898-unit condominium
project on north Perico Island. Islander Photo: David Futch


property. But it's the western portion of the develop-
ment that places people at the greatest risk of death
because of storm surge in an approaching hurricane.
What they want to do on the western shore also would
destroy the scenic vista from Anna Maria Island, the
bridge or from a boat."
Holmes Beach sent City Commissioner Don
Maloney to the mediation. He said his gut reaction on
Arvida is that Arvida thinks it will prevail and get what
it wants.
"It was my feeling that they feel like they've got it
made. They were very confident," Maloney said. "Ev-
eryone stated their case. In the end, we were just as firm
in the belief that we have it made in terms of density


and its effect on our ability to get off Anna Maria Is-
land during an evacuation.
"Even water came up. We have trouble getting
water now. Imagine pumping water up 10 stories. It
would affect pressure out here.
"Arvida wasn't the slightest bit interested in reduc-
ing density 25 percent.
"Everybody laid all their cards on the table, and
any questions about how each side felt don't exist any-
more." Maloney said.
"Nothing is any different than it has been except
that we all looked each other in the eye. I was very
happy to see the three Island cities working together."
Other than that, nothing happened.


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By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
Amidst a swirl of discussion about the Anna Maria
city charter, the role of the vice mayor and the powers
of the mayor, commissioners voted for Tom Skoloda
to serve as the city's new vice mayor.
Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh says the vote at the Feb.
15 meeting was done "technically" wrong and will be
rescinded at the March 8 meeting.
Although City Attorney Jim Dye pointed out at the
meeting that only the mayor can nominate the vice mayor,
a hasty motion from Commissioner Jay Hill to appoint
Skoloda vice mayor was approved by a 3-2 vote.
Dye now says the vote amounts to "a procedural
irregularity." He said he has been asked by the mayor
to look at the matter in detail and he will be research-
ing case law.
What happens next will depend on what Dye finds
in case law.-If he finds precedent, Skoloda will remain
vice mayor, Dye said. If not, the matter will be ad-
dressed at the next commission meeting.
The stage was set for controversy when
Deffenbaugh stated at the beginning of the meeting that
newly elected Commissioner Linda Cramer was his
choice for vice mayor.
Commissioner John Michaels, also newly elected,
called for discussion, saying "The charter is unclear."
"In the event the mayor becomes incapacitated,
what actually occurs?" Michaels asked Dye.
Dye said the vice mayor presides at the meetings
in the absence or disability of the mayor.
Presumably based on rumors that Deffanbaugh is
planning to resign his office, Michaels questioned fur-
ther, "If the mayor is no longer with us, do we elect a
new mayor, or does the vice mayor serve until the next
election?"
Dye said there is no ordinance or clear provision in
the charter about that. "The vice mayor would sit in of-
fice until the next election," he said.


There was much discussion about the mechanics of
the appointment of the vice mayor, ending with
Michaels' question, "Does the mayor have ultimate au-
thority or does the commission need to approve the ap-
pointment?"
Dye said, "The mayor nominates and the commis-
sion approves the nomination by motion."
With Deffenbaugh's nomination of Cramer on the
table, Cramer made a motion to approve the nomina-
tion. Deffenbaugh seconded Cramer's motion.
In the roll call vote, Deffenbaugh and Cramer voted
for the motion to make Cramer vice mayor. Commission-
ers Jay Hill, Tom Skoloda and Michaels were opposed.
Deffenbaugh next questioned Dye about whether
the mayor had the ultimate right to appoint a vice mayor
or whether he needed the approval of the commission.
Dye read from the charter, "'The mayor shall
nominate and the commission elect a vice mayor who
shall serve at the pleasure of the commission.' I take
that to mean the mayor nominates, but he has to have
the approval of the commission."
Hill then made a motion naming Skoloda vice
mayor. Michaels seconded the motion. In the roll call,
Hill, Michaels and Skoloda voted in favor of Skoloda;
Cramer and Deffenbaugh were opposed.
"So much for harmony," the mayor said.
When the audience was given a chance to comment
on the selection of the vice mayor, SueLynn of Spring
Avenue said, "The process looked like a setup. It is
unconscionable that you would not provide Commis-
sioner Cramer with an explanation. I am deeply con-
cerned. Now, here we go again the disharmony, the
dissension. I am deeply disappointed."
Michaels said he wanted to explain his position. "It
has never been clear to me, even after reading the char-
ter, but if the vice mayor has to assume the full role of
the mayor, then he or she should be well qualified.
"I think it would be too much of a burden for some-
one just stepping into the arena. I do not consider my-


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Meetings

Anna Maria City
March 8, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
Feb. 28, 9:30 a.m., city commission work session on
procurement policies, solid waste ordinance.
March 1, 7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda:
second reading and public hearing on personnel ordi-
nance, presentation of appreciation certificate to
Wanda Sloan, discussion of attendance of permit clerk
at workers compensation class, Florida Department of
Law Enforcement block grant application, emergency
planning proclamation, art league banner request, pub-
lic hearing on special exception application for motor-
ized watercraft rental at 1301 Gulf Drive, commission
reports and public comment.
March 5, 1 p.m., bid opening for records storage work
at city hall.
March 6, 1 p.m., scenic highway committee meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
March 7, 7 p.m., parks and beautification committee
meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
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"I voted in favor of Skoloda to break up the coali-
tion. I will work with the mayor and the other commis-
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Michaels said.
After the meeting, Cramer said she was sorry that
the commission wouldn't support the mayor. "Gary
works hard for the city and he has Anna Maria's best
interests at heart," she said.
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Anna Maria


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By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
Linda Cramer and John Michaels were sworn into
office as the newest Anna Maria City commissioners
Thursday, Feb. 22. 3 .-:
City Clerk Alice Baird gave the oath to the two -
new commissioners. Both swore to uphold the charter
of the city and to serve the citizens.
Michaels said he was looking forward to serving -
on the commission. He said he thinks there will be a -
new spirit of cooperation on the commission. "I already
have a sense of camaraderie on the commission,"
Michaels said.
Cramer, holding a bouquet of red roses, a gift from
her campaign treasurer Dorothy Perricone, said she was
looking forward to serving the city.
Outgoing Commissioner Doug Wolfe was in the l ..I.'
gallery. He said, "It feels strange to be in the building
as a member of the public and not as a commissioner.
This is the first time in 12 years I haven't been getting .j .
ready to sit on the dais."
Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh welcomed the new
commissioners followed by a public reception with I swear to ...
punch and cookies in honor of Cramer and Michaels City Clerk Alice Baird administers the oath of office to hewly elected Anna Maria City Commissioners Linda
provided by the city staff. Cramer and John Michaels. Islander Photo: Bonner Futch



Bradenton Beach project goes to city commission March 28


By Paul Roat
Plans for a 36-unit condominium project have been
recommended for approval by the Bradenton Beach
Planning and Zoning Board, with a final decision to be
made by the city commission March 28.
Developers Harry Nikias and Lynn Hazlett hope to
create the Bradenton Beach Club at 17th Street North
in the city on 2.6 acres of property. As Emily Anne
Smith with the design firm of Eatman & Smith ex-
plained, the site could accommodate 55 units under
current city zoning, but will be downsized to allow a
more pleasing appearance.
Smith requested that planners approve special
parking arrangements for the project. She said the park-
ing would be tandem, one car behind another, in the en-
closed garages of the units, and that actual parking
spaces within the project numbered 112.
Setbacks are all in accord or greater than city re-
quirements, and the Bradenton Beach Club will be
"much more spacious than most of the city," Smith
said.
The project will be heavily landscaped with 46 live
oak trees, sabal palms, shrubs and groundcover.
The bay side of the development will remain in a
natural state with the exception of a boardwalk through
the mangroves to a scenic overlook of Anna Maria

Veiled
welcome
Ernie Kerr of
the Island
Rotary Club
smooths out'
cement
poured Feb. J }
27 at the base
of the new .
sign welcom-
ing visitors to ;
Holmes
Beach. The B i .i
Gateway sign
featuring a
dolphin and a
manatee is '' '"
expected to be ,. -
unveiled .
March 10. 1.' '" -"
Islander
Photo: David
Futch


Sound.
Probably the biggest element of contention regarding
the project is 17th Street North itself. Brett Whitehead, the
contractor for the project, suggested the city repave much
of the road with a gentle slope to the middle of the street
to facilitate drainage. He offered, and planning commis-
sioners agreed, that the development bear the cost of tear-
ing up the asphalt and placing shell on the roadbed until
the city can repave the road.
"We would like to have the city let us develop the
street with temporary shell to allow us to set the grade,
then the city can go in and pave it at a later date,"
Whitehead said.
Planners also recommended to the city commission
that the developer maintain the easement for the pub-
lic leading to the boardwalk and overlook.
This is the newest development proposal for the
property, and far less controversial that what was first
presented last year. At that time, the developers re-
quested the city vacate much of 17th Street North to
build a 44-unit project. City commissioners rejected the
street vacation request, effectively halting the project.
Developers also discovered a glitch in the title of
the property that required city resolution.
According to City Attorney Alan Prather, city
commissioners in 1986 agreed to a relocation of much


of 17th Street North at the request of the former own-
ers Herbert Hall and Craig Hall, trustee.
Commissioners agreed in 1986 that the roughly
east-west street would dogleg to the north and then
again east along the northern property line and the re-
mainder of the east-west street would be vacated. It was
also agreed the city would receive an additional five
feet of right of way along the remaining east-west
street.
The land swap was granted, "but the city failed to
carry out the next few steps, and there is nothing in
Manatee County records that pertains to the vacation
or easement," Prather said.
City commissioners reaffirmed the land swap Feb.
15 and it will now be properly recorded.


Trolley system coming to Island
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Cortez Road, including the Island," said DOT Public
Transportation Manager John Starling. He added that
the service will still have one- and two-hour headways
during the summer-fall-early winter period.
"This will introduce a 'premium' level of service
on the Island," said DOT Transit Administrator Rich-
ard Dreyer.
Phase 2 starts in January, when the north-south
buses will roll on the Island seven days a week. Four
of the trolleys will be on duty daily; the fifth is held in
reserve for breakdowns.
Manatee County Community Services Director
Fred Loveland said the trolleys will probably be par-
tially enclosed and partially open air with forward-fac-
ing seats and feature a "tropical ambiance."
Manatee County Commission Chairman Joe
McClash has led the most recent charge to get the trol-
ley service going on the Island. He and other local
transportation officials lobbied Florida Department of
Transportation Secretary Tom Barry last spring on the
concept of the mass transit system, and Barry seemed
receptive.
This is the third time in five years a public trolley
service has been broached for the Island, and the first
time it appears destined for reality. The first proposal
was successful in getting state and federal finding, but
the grant was rejected when local support for matching
funds dissolved. Further controversy quashed the sec-
ond grant proposal before it got off the ground.
Now, with traffic congestion reaching epic propor-
tions, Islanders seem ready to embrace the "premium"
mass transit system.





THE ISLANDER U FEB. 28, 2001 M PAGE 5


Holmes Beach commissioners support water changes


By Diana Bogan
Islander Correspondent
Homes Beach city commissioners unanimously
voted in favor of supporting Manatee County's petition
to the Southwest Florida Water Management District
to revoke current watering restrictions.
The county maintains that restricting residents to
watering their lawns on a designated day of the week
is not effective. If Swiftmud approves the county's
petition, watering would be allowed only after dark and
on an as needed basis.
"I live at the end of the pipeline," said Commission
Chairperson Roger Lutz. "Will there be any water left
for me?"
John Zimmerman, county water manager, ex-
plained that "by opening up watering to any evening of
the week we won't deplete so much water. But people
also need to be educated about how often their land-
scaping needs to be watered. If it rains, you don't need
to water that week."
"As a concept it's wonderful; as a plan it's not
gonna work," said Commissioner Rich Bohnenberger.


Signal construction continues
The Island's fifth traffic signal is creeping along
and should be operational by March 12, according to
Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay Romine.
The $101,431 project is at the intersection of Gulf
Drive and Manatee Avenue, just east of the Manatee
Public Beach.
Contractor PDG Electric is "awaiting arrival of the
mast arm," Romine said. "Once the arm arrives, the
installation can be completed."
The project began Jan. 4 and was expected to have
been completed in 45 days.


Due to poor hydraulic conditions and low rain-
fall, the Southwest Florida Water Management Dis-
trict has declared a water shortage. The following
water restrictions remain in place for Manatee
County.
Existing lawns and landscaping at an even-num-
bered address may only be watered on Tuesdays dur-
ing the hours of 12:01-10 a.m. or 4 -11:59 p.m..
Existing lawns and landscaping at an
oddnumbered address may only be watered on Sunday
during the hours of 12:01-10 a.m. or 4 -11:59 p.m.


"People out of state can't see their lawns and will have
them watered on a regular basis whether they need it
or not."
Commissioners were also concerned with watering
taking place during the evening. They felt that people
might water more under the cover of darkness, and that



Lane closures expected
Feb. 28 on Cortez Bridge
Expect intermittent lane closures begin-
ning at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, to 3 a.m.
Thursday, March 1 on the Cortez Bridge.
Florida Department of Transportation
maintenance crews will be repairing the
locking mechanisms of the bridge during
those hours.


Newly planted lawn and landscaped areas may
be watered any day of the week for a 60-day establish-
ment period beginning the day of installation.
Water use should be limited to 3/4 inch of
water to each zone.
Flower beds, vegetable gardens and other
non-lawn areas may be irrigated as needed using
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"Our board asked the same question about the fun-
gus growth," said Zimmerman, "and our studies have
shown that it's not a problem."
As for people watering more in the evening, resi-
dents will be trusted to use their best judgment. The
current enforcement codes will remain in effect, how-
ever.
In addition to educating landscapers and
homeowners about proper watering and indigenous
greenery that doesn't require as much water, commis-
sioners raised growth and development issues.
"The county's position is that more growth has no
effect on this situation," said Lutz. "I'll support the
petition if you raise our concerns about overdevelop-
ment to the county."
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reason water shortage concerns are being addressed.
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Contentious is as contentious does
Or so it goes in Anna Maria.
It seems the dust will never settle at Anna Maria City
Hall.
The commission meetings have all the makings of an
action adventure series: scripts, lead actors, antagonists,
bit players and a plot that thickens every week.
New to the current scene are Commissioners Linda
Cramer and John Michaels aspiring actors, if you will.
But it's behind the "curtain" that the plot thickens.
Boiling like a caldron. On stage, the dissension, bick-
ering and infighting appear to be on the verge of bring-
ing city business to a halt.
And it's not just city residents who are concerned.
Bradenton Beach Mayor Gail Cole called this week
to say he has serious concerns about what will happen if
rumors that Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh will resign are true.
He's worried Deffenbaugh's adversaries will hinder
current hurricane emergency plans and other issues that
may affect Bradenton Beach.
Rumors are just that, though, until something hap-
pens to dispel them. We're certain the stress on elected
officials is greater in times of trouble, but when the storm
passes it's important for them to remember the reasons
they came to public office and their responsibility to the
voters who elected them.
This week the commission bickered over the appoint-
ment of a vice mayor, over approving minutes, setting
agendas and even how to adjourn meetings.
At least one commissioner came to the meeting with
motions, including statute numbers, scripted.
Even the the usual meeting attendees are bringing
prepared statements/notes to read from.
And to what coalition was John Michaels referring
when he explained his vote for Tom Skoloda as vice
mayor, if not his own three-way alliance?
There's plenty of buzzing over alleged clandestine
meetings involving Michaels, Skoloda and Jay Hill, from
residents who have repeatedly observed their vehicles
gathered at another resident's home.
We might remind this trio that circumventing the
Sunshine Law by funneling information through a conduit
is just as much a violation as in-person discussion of
matters on which they may vote would be.
Still, the script is somehow prepared.
There appears to be a plot afoot to replace
Deffenbaugh and while he may grumble, we hope he
sticks it out.
The city charter is clear: If Deffenbaugh resigns,
we're in for another election.
Doesn't cooperation sound better than election?
And in the interest of cooperation, what the heck was
wrong with Deffenbaugh's choice of Cramer for vice
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Well done, Laurie
This is to thank Laurie Krosney for the well-writ-
ten article on our bread-baking program at the Anna
Maria Island Historical Museum.
We will have bread for sale at our open house at the
museum on March 7 and at the Boutique House during
the Anna Maria Island Community Center's Tour of
Homes March 10.
Again, thanks!
Martha Stewart, Bread Chairman, Anna Maria
Island Historical Society

Keeps dogs off beach
No, there should not be a dog beach on Anna
Maria. The stretch of beach Ms. Moller has her eye on
has been enjoyed for many years by people who do not
want to see it used as a dog beach.
Dr. Cella is right about contamination. There is
also in Florida a parasite which burrows into the skin
of bare feet, if untreated eventually entering the circu-
lation; it is found where ground is contaminated by dog
feces.
In July 1999 an 8-year-old girl died in Bristol
Children's Hospital, United Kingdom, as a result of a
mutant form of e-coli 157. Eleven other people were
affected. Infection was picked up from a beach con-
taminated with dog feces.
What comes next? What animal fancier will move
here and demand a stretch of the beach?
The beach belongs to everyone and must be kept
that way.
J. Gregson-Bright, Bradenton

Anna Maria, don't cave in
to the dog owners
The following is addressed to the city commission-
ers of Anna Maria:
Pets are not suffering for lack of a "swimming
pool." Have they informed you of their suffering? To


turn a section of our beautiful beach into an area where
dogs would be urinating and crapping in the sand is the
height of stupidity.
Don't make the mistake of thinking that all dog
owners would remove their dogs' feces. Watching dog
owners walk their dogs along the streets proves ample
evidence of that.
Also, what enjoyment is there in going to a beach
and having to listen to the excited barking of dogs with
the arrival of another canine, or being witness to a dog
fight?
In a very short time, you would have caused the
Island's image to be destroyed and the enjoyment of
residents, guests and visitors to the Island to be devas-
tated. Is that what you want to be remembered for?
Marilyn L. Pletcher, Anna Maria

Thanks to Publix,
employees
From "Day One," Publix under the management of
Jeff Williams has supported Our Daily Bread, a soup
kitchen in Bradenton.
A special thanks to Willie, Scott, Arty, Ken, Bar-
bara, Nick, just to name a few of the thoughtful people
in the produce department.
On this Island "Publix is a pleasure."
John Shirk, Anna Maria


Thanks for bayside
doggie beach response
I would like to thank the mayor, commissioners
and everyone that called or wrote in support of a doggie
beach area in Anna Maria. We will continue the pro-
cess for a small area on our bay for pets.
And, with the continued compassion and co-opera-
tion of our community, I feel we will succeed. The sup-
port and assistance have been tremendous.
Cindy Moller, Anna Maria City






TIE ISLANDER U FEB. 28, 2001 U PAGE 7


SOinion


Solve bridge traffic issue:
Open them hourly
It's that time of year again. Gulf Drive becomes a
parking lot. Is it because of our winter visitors? Well,
of course, that's part of it.
But the real culprits are the two bridges, especially
the Cortez Bridge. The opening for the two bridges is
every 20 minutes. By the time the bridge tender opens
the bridge and lets it down, only a few cars are able to
cross before it's opened again.
It would be easy to eliminate a lot of this conges-
tion. Simply open the bridges once an hour. A good
idea would be to open the Anna Maria Island Bridge on
the top of the hour and the Cortez Bridge on the bot-
tom of the hour.
This may upset a few pleasure boaters, but is this
a lot to ask in order to keep traffic from backing up two
miles north and south of Cortez Road and Gulf Drive?
I don't think so. Maybe our city officials could talk to
the Coast Guard (which controls opening times) and
explore this possibility.
Robert Woods, Holmes Beach

We'll be watching
After attending the Anna Maria commission meet-
ing on Feb. 22, it was apparent that things are not go-
ing to change. At least, not in the near future.
Mr. Michaels already made it clear whose side he
is on. This comes from the man who claimed he would
bring harmony to the commission. Shortly into the
meeting, however, he showed his true colors.
When the mayor announced his choice for vice
mayor, Ms. Cramer, Mr. Michaels was the first one to
speak up and question the mayor's choice.
Let's see, could it be that she was a lady? Hope-
fully it couldn't be that. Maybe then, it's because she
has no experience? No it couldn't be that, considering
Mr. Barlow had no experience and he was made vice


mayor at the beginning of his term in office and did
a great job. Well that makes me wonder if this wasn't
a planned move to get Mr. Michaels' group in.
Mr. Hill was fast to nominate his buddy Mr.
Skoloda for vice mayor, which the three of them
quickly approved. Mr. Hill and Mr. Skoloda were both
present at Mr. Michaels' victory party. Wouldn't it
have been nice to be a mouse in the house and listen
to their conversations?
They all hang out at Mr. Richard DeFrank's house.
I sure would like to hear what goes on there. Talk about
Sunshine Law violations, this whole affair reeks of it.
It sure doesn't take a rocket scientist to know what is
going on behind the scenes.
In all the years we have lived in Anna Maria (more,
may I say, than this group put together) we have never
seen such a group of manipulative, vicious and self-
serving people as these.
We can only hope the mayor, his wonderful staff
and Ms. Cramer know they have the backing of the
majority of the people in this city, not the minority who
attend the meetings. There are many people here who
are appalled by what is taking place.
Yes, Mr. Michaels, we will be watching you, as
you said we should do. So far you are off to a very bad
start.
Fave Kee, Anna Maria

We'll clean up
Oh, for Pete's sake, it's dog poop, not nuclear
waste!
How many dog owners out there would volunteer
a little time to police the dog beach to make sure that
it remains clean for everyone? I know I would. And
while we're at it, we'll clean up your beer cans, soda
bottles, dirty diapers, cigarette butts and six-pack rings,
too, just as w\\e always do when we're walking behind
you.
Anna O'Brien, Bradenton Beach


'Womenfolk?'
In "Our Opinion" in the Jan. 3 edition of The Is-
lander, on the one hand you give credit to the women
of Cortez for helping to negotiate a land deal to protect
their village and coastline for all citizens; then on the
other hand you give them a chauvinistic slap back into
their "places" by referring to them as "womenfolk."
Gee whiz why not throw in "the little woman" or
perhaps "the wife."
"Their men's livelihood was destroyed in 1995" .
I'd be willing to bet a fried egg sandwich and a bottle
of beer that more than a few of these "womenfolk"
work for a living.
This is 2001 they are the women of Cortez and
they did something wonderful for all posterity. Give
them the credit they deserve without your chauvinistic
temperings.
You should be ashamed of yourself for letting
these women be described in such a fatuous and de-
meaning manner.
Carol A. Wallace, Bradenton Beach

Keep bike work going
When you must ride a bicycle out of necessity and
not just for leisure (in my case, it's failing vision), you
appreciate finding a bike shop where the cost is reason-
able and you can trust that the work is guaranteed.
It's also comforting to know that if you have a
"road failure" you can stop at that bike shop and get a
loaner to make it home. Remember, I don't drive.
Such is (or was?) the case of Joe Clark at 76th
Street in Holmes Beach. I've told Joe in past years he
could show more profit if he closed down many a
good used part and adjustment I obtained at no cost.
Try that at a commercial shop.
The powers that be may reconsider and look the
other way. And Joe may even allow them to place an
election sign on his property; it's a good location.
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Sparks fly over Anna Maria agenda requests


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
What will be on the Anna Maria City Commission
agenda and who decides what will be put on the agenda
were topics of heated debate at the most recent com-
mission meeting.
Vice Mayor Tom Skoloda threatened to call a spe-
cial meeting over Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh's refusal
to place on the agenda six items Skoloda wanted to
discuss.
Skoloda sent Deffenbaugh a memo a week before
the Feb. 22 meeting, requesting six items be placed on
the agenda for discussion, including development of
policies and procedures for administrative actions of
the city, the status of a list of prioritized public works
projects, verbatim minutes from the Nov. 9 commis-


sion meeting, status of job descriptions developed by
Skoloda, and providing "ample time for public com-
ment prior to adjournment of meetings and the proper
procedure for adjourning meetings."
Deffenbaugh responded to Skoloda in a memo
addressing each separate issue. He said he would be
establishing a blue-ribbon charter review commission,
which would cover the administrative procedures issue.
He said the list of prioritized public works projects
is on hold until Public Works Director Anne Beck re-
turns from vacation.
On the issue of verbatim minutes, Deffenbaugh
wrote, "I believe all, not a portion, of the minutes
should be typed. Taking a portion of those minutes
would be prejudicial. However, the motion was passed
to type the portion of the minutes that referred to the


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alleged Sunshine Law violation. Additionally there was
no time frame set. This item will not be placed on the
agenda at this time."
Deffenbaugh stated that because of changes in per-
sonnel and "some restructuring of their duties," he wanted
Skoloda to revise the job descriptions he made earlier and
then submit them to the commission for review.
Finally, the mayor stated, "Proper procedure has been
followed and was followed at the last meeting in that a
request was made for public comment and there was none.
The meeting was adjourned by motion and vote.
"Your memo will be taken under consideration for
future agenda items," Deffenbaugh said in his memo.
When the mayor refused to allow Skoloda to dis-
cuss the issues at the Feb. 22 meeting, Skoloda said,
"Special meetings can be held by the mayor, the vice
mayor or any commissioner. I believe I have the right
to place items on the agenda, and I want to ask the city
attorney his opinion."
City Attorney Jim Dye said, "The charter says any
commissioner may ask for a special meeting. That is
balanced against the provision that the mayor sets the
agenda."
Dye explained that under the charter, the vice
mayor has the right to ask for a special meeting, but he
doesn't have the right to establish the agenda.
"I call for a special meeting next Thursday, March
1," Skoloda said. He said he wanted the six items in his
memo to be on the agenda and he wanted to add a dis-
cussion of establishing some way to avoid the need to
issue building permits for projects less than $1,000.
Commissioner Jay Hill said, "Can we put those on
the agenda for the next meeting?"
The mayor said he'd consider it, but he didn't think
discussing all the items at the same time was necessary.
He said he'd like the opportunity to work on it.
Skoloda refused to budge. "I will make no adjust-
ment for you to decide tomorrow. I want to discuss this
in a public forum. Is it permissible to place these items
on the agenda for the next meeting?"
"Go ahead," said the mayor. "All the items will be
on the next agenda."
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By David Futch
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Edna Busselle couldn't believe it when she looked
at the parking ticket stuck on the windshield of her car
outside the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
Her bridge game had just ended and she was cited
for parking within 30 feet of a stop sign, a $15 fine.
"What upset me was there was no sign that said
'No parking here to corner,'" Busselle said. "Thirty feet
is a lot and makes no sense. I haven't paid the ticket and
I'm not going to pay it. They can come get me if they
want."
Busselle, 84, said a Manatee County Sheriff's Of-
fice deputy was at the Center issuing tickets Jan. 30 to
her and other bridge club members.
She said a deputy also handed out tickets to offend-


Island Middle School
meeting Thursday at
Community Center
The public is invited to an informal meet-
ing about the progress on the Island Middle
School. Topics up for discussion include stu-
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and fundraising needs.
Teachers interested in employment, par-
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ers whose parked cars had their tires touching the road.
"The police told me they hand out those tickets
because the roads are narrow in Anna Maria," Busselle
of Spring Avenue said. "I told him they've always been
narrow. I don't think the sheriff's deputies have any-
thing better to do."
The Center's Executive Director Pierrette Kelly
said ticketing hasn't been the problem it used to be
before the Center built 73 new parking spaces.
"Ticketing illegally parked cars was a horrible
problem prior to getting our new parking places," Kelly
said. "1 feel bad when things like this happen. We'd
really like the deputy or deputies to come inside and
say something so we can warn people to move their
cars. There are 168 bridge players who come out once
a week and they park all around the building. That's a
lot of seniors we're keeping off the streets and out of
trouble by giving them a place to go," she said jokingly.
Sheriff's Sgt. Ed Norris said his department has
been issuing a high number of parking tickets around
the city.
"It's that time of year," Norris said. "It's my under-
standing that the city wants us to issue parking tickets.
If drivers are totally off the road or they're at least 30
feet from a stop sign and they're headed in the right
direction, then they won't get a ticket.
"It's really an education process for people to let
their out-of-town guests and business patrons know
these rules. One of the problems is we need to get emer-
gency vehicles down these narrow roads. If it's your
house that's burning, I'm sure you'd like for us to be
able to get to your home."
He said his department would be more than will-
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Arson suspected
in DeSoto National
Memorial fire
Arson is suspected in a Feb. 20 fire at Desoto
National Memorial that caused $12,000 worth of
damage to the Living History Camp.
A federal investigator from Atlanta, the state
fire marshal's office, West Manatee Fire & Rescue
and the Manatee County Sheriff s Office have been
looking into the cause of the blaze, which destroyed
the camp exhibit in the northwest Bradenton park.
Since the fire took place on National Park Service
property, federal officials are involved.
"Penny," the local fire department's arson
dog, determined the fire was set intentionally.
"Several suspicious young adults were seen
entering the park prior to the fire and were seen
again leaving the park immediately after the fire
began," West Manatee Capt. Ernie Cave said. "It
is believed that some of the young adults left in
a late-model sport-utility vehicle."
The suspects apparently were seen near the
park between 6:3 and 8:30 p.m. Feb. 20.
A reward is being offered for information in
the case. Call West Manatee at 741-3995 with in-
formation for investigators or for more information.


State is surveying freeze damage
The state is conducting a survey to determine
whether Anna Maria Island and Manatee County suf-
fered enough damage from the winter's freezes to
qualify for federal loan assistance.
The Florida Division of Emergency Management
cited such businesses as commercial fishers, marinas
and agriculture as prone to damage from freezing tem-
peratures. Anyone with such losses should be in touch
with Manatee County Emergency Management at 749-
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March 16- April 1 8 PM
Matinees March 18,'25 and April 1 2 PM
Neil Simon's showbiz comedy introduces us to Al Lewis
and Willie Clark, who played vaudeville as a team for
years. Mutual dislike has kept them apart for the past
11 years. Now CBS wants' to feature them in an up-
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Fiorentino memorial benefit
is Saturday evening
Youngsters of the Island will be beneficiaries of a
party to raise money for the Lou Fiorentino Memorial
Scholarship Fund Saturday, March 3, from 4 to 10 p.m.
The event will be at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City,
where Fiorentino spent much of his time as Little
League umpire and coach before his death four years
ago.
The party will have music by Koko Ray and the
Soul Providers, Rock Bottom, Connie & Scott and Reid
Frost. Food, cash bar, silent auction, raffle and com-
memorative T-shirt sales also are on the schedule for
the evening.
Donation is $5 at the door, children under 16 free.
The sponsoring Friends of Fiorentino said the three
previous benefits sent dozens of youths to summer
camps.
For information, contact the Center at 778-1908.

Holmes Beach Civic Association
to meet Saturday
The Holmes Beach Civic Association will meet at
10:15 a.m. Saturday, March 3, at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Holmes Beach.
Leon Feingold of the Longboat Key Fire Depart-
ment Auxiliary will explain magnetic medical portable
information boxes. West Manatee Fire & Rescue Dis-
trict Chief Andy Price will discuss portable
defibrillators.
There will also be an update on public beach access
concerns as related to the upcoming beach
renourishment project on the Island.
The meeting is open to the public. For more infor-
mation, call 778-7759.

Sunset qi-gong on Gulf series
starting Tuesday
A special series of sunset qi-gong on the Gulf will
hli inaug:urated at 5:30 p.m. Tuesd;.a,. March 6, at the
end of Palm Avenue, then resume March 20 and April
17 same time, same place.
The sessions are under the auspices of the Anna
Maria Island Community Center and will have Center
fitness instructor Roy Bellas as leader.
Qi gong, as described by the Center, "combines
movement, meditation and breath regulation to en-
hance the flow of vital energy and help reduce fatigue,
anger, depression and conflict." Details may be ob-
tained at 778-1908.

Episcopal Church Women's
fashion show Thursday
The Episcopal Church Women of the Church of the
Annunciation will have a fashion show and luncheon
Thursday, March 1, following the 9:30 a.m. Holy Eu-
charist and 10:15 business meeting.
The fashion show will be conducted by Irene's
dress shop of Holmes Beach and will feature resort
wear, beach wear, beach cover-ups and summer frocks.
The event is open to all women and will be at the
church, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Luncheon, at
$6 per person, will precede the fashion show. Details
are available at 778-1638.

Bench press contest Saturday
The fifth annual bench press contest to benefit
Manatee County Special Olympics is set for an
Bradenton Beach Saturday, March 3.
The Island Fitness Center, which runs the contest,
has scheduled the weightlifting event to begin at 9 a.m.
on the beach in front of the Beach House Restaurant,
200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
A bikini contest will also be held.
Details may be obtained by calling 778-5446.

Writers to meet Monday
The Gulf Coast Writers group will meet at 10:15
a.m. Monday, March 5, at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, with participants
to bring original poems, essays or short stories to read
at the session. Details are available at 761-9036.


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Showing through March 9 is "In Stone, featuringg
Paul Braun's stone carvings and totems. Braun drew
his inspiration for his body of work from ancient
constructions and mystical carvings. The primary
materials Braun works with are alabaster, limestone,
soapstone, granite and marble. You can view his
contemporary sculptures at L'Attitude Gallery, 9908
Gultf Drive. Anna Maria fi-om II a.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday through Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 3
p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 779-1600.

Card exchange tonight
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce is
sponsoring a business card exchange from 5 to 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 5508 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Further information may be obtained at 778-
1541.

'Quilting Mystique' is librarian's
topic at Island Branch
Island Branch Library will welcome one of its own
in a special program Tuesday, March 6, at the library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Linda O'Connor-Levy, the Manatee County library
system's outreach services supervisor, will discuss the
history, customs and lore of quilting in a study titled
"The Quilting Mystique."
The free public presentation will begin at 3 p.m.
and reservations are not necessary, seating being on a
first-come, first-served basis. Further information may
be obtained by calling 778-6341.

Gloria Dei 'Binding Together'
lunch reservations due
Reservations will be taken through Monday.
March 5, for the "Binding Together" quilt program and
luncheon of the Ladies of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.
The program will be presented at noon Thursday,
March 8, at the church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. The inspirational speaker will be Jackie Trute.
A lighthouse pattern and applique will be given to each
participant.
A free will offering will be collected to help con-
tinue the special ministry.
Reservations and information obtained at 778-
2303.

Bridge lessons start Friday
Professional bridge player Larry Auerbach of
Sarasota will inaugurate an eight-Friday series of lessons
on Feb. 28, at 10:30 a.m. at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
The eight sessions will cost center members $8 per
lesson, non-members $10. For details, call 778-1908.







Island Heritage Day Open House
In celebration of Manatee County Heritage Month
the Anna Maria Island Historical Society will have an
open house at the Island Historical Museum, 402 Pine
Avenue, Anna Maria, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednes-
day, March 7.
Highlights will include demonstrations of early
Island crafts, scavenger hunts for children, photos in
the old city jail and continuous showing of video inter-
views with Island old-timers.
Society bakers will be selling Early Settlers Bread
and other items will also be for sale. For more informa-
tion call 778-0492.

Student exhibit through March
at Island Art League
The annual student exhibit of the Anna Maria Is-
land Art League will open with an artists' reception at
5:30 p.m. Friday, March 2, at the league gallery, 5312
Holmes Blvd.. Holmes Beach.
The exhibit will continue through March 29 during
regular gallery hours, 8:45 a.m. until 2:45 p.m., Tues-
day through Friday.
The exhibit will feature work done under the in-
struction of Pegi Clark Pearson, oil painting: Barbara
Singer and Julie Claudel Stewart. watercolor: Radi
Nesbitt, silk painting; Stacia Dine-Axe, youth mixed
drawing; and Fritzene Vadas, youth painting.
The works will be judged and awards presented at
the reception Friday. Further information may be ob-
tained at 778-2099.
Women's shrines and altars
In honor of National Women's History Month, 14
local women will display handmade shrines and altars
in the Island Branch Library. 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, through March 31.
Women have made personal altars in their homes
for thousands of years, decorating them with family
mementos, keepsakes, knick-knacks and other special
items they have collected.
Showcased in this display are shrines to Anna
Maria Island, family and friends, pets, Our Lady of
Guadaloupe and female artists. Participating artists
include: Zoe Von Averkamp. Rosemary Fleck, Ines
Norman. Missy Williams,,Sissy Quinn. Gloria Hall and
Margaret Murphy Reed.
Park upkeep, 'Orchids 101'
Coming to Palma Sola Park are a work day and vir-
tually simultaneous "Orchids 101" workshop Saturday
morning, March 3, at the park at 9800 17th Ave. NW,
Bradenton.
For the work day, families, individuals and civic
groups are welcome, along with their gloves and garden-
ing tools to make it a productive party from 8 to I I a.m.
The orchid instruction session will feature Joe Downs
of the Manatee River Orchid Society, helping prospective
growers get started as well as diagnosing problems for
those who have orchids now, from 9 to 1 I a.m. Cost is $8
for members of the park association, $10 non-members.
Details may be obtained at 722-2966.

Party for retiring Officer Stearns
Tuesday evening
A party to wish Holmes Beach Police Officer
Chuck Stearns a happy retirement is scheduled from 5
to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 6.
The party, open to all of Stearns' friends which
is just about everyone on Anna Maria Island will be
at Duffy's Tavern, 3901 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
It is being sponsored by perhaps Stearns' greatest
fan, Police Chief Jay Romine. "There isn't anyone in
this community that he doesn't know." the chief has
said of Stearns. "He even knows everyone's dlog. We'll
lose a lot of community knowledge when he retires."
But retire he will, on the last day of February,
Wednesday. He has been a Holmes Beach policeman
since 1990. Before that, he was a Manatee County
deputy sheriff assigned to Anna Maria City.
He has lived in Holmes Beach since 1984, when he
retired as a sergeant from the Kalamazoo, Mich., De-
partment of Public Safety.
He was named Holmes Beach Officer of the Year
for 2000, won an award from the Military Order of
World Wars. and has served of the Anna Maria Fire
District pension board and as a district fire commis-
sioner.
Further information about the Tuesday party is
available at 708-5804.


Demonstrator
Ceci Richardson will demonstrate the art of making
linoleum cuts in a free public program from 10 am.
until noon Saturday. March 3, at the Island Gallery
West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Regular
hours at the gallen' at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
through Saturday. Details are available at 778-6648.

Longboat home, garden tour
Saturday with seven stops
The silver anniversary Longboat Key Home and
Garden Tour will extend from the south end of the key
to the north on Saturday, March 3, with seven stops.
The 25th annual event will begin with an artist's
home in Country Club Shores, then a Bay Isles resi-
dence. a refreshment pause at Bicentennial Park, a
home on the beach, a model at Conrad Beach, and a
cottage in the village at the north end of the island.
A $10 ticket lets the bearer visit all of the stops,
beginning at any one of them. Tickets may be pur-
chased at any of the homes the day of the tour, or at
many places on Longboat Key, Anna Maria Island and
other locations during the week.
Proceeds go to charitable projects of the sponsor-
ing Longboat Key Garden Club, including beautifica-
tion, college scholarships, environmental protection
and gardening books. Details are available at 383-3659
or 383-2458.

Workshop on family history
starts Monday at Center
Author Andrew Little will teach a four-week
workshop on "Family History" starting Monday,
March 5, at 10:30 a.m. at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria
City.
The workshop is designed to teach individuals
"how to bring family names to life and make family
dates more meaningful." Cost is $40 and registration
is recommended at 778-1908.

Spring Hobby, Craft Show
Saturday on Longboat
The annual Spring Hobby and Craft Show at
Gulfshore of Longboat Key will be from 8:30 a.m.
until noon Saturday, March 3.
Featured will be hand-crafted jewelry,
needlecraft, boat models, shell craft, paintings, cro-
cheted items and others at 3710 Gulf of Mexico
Drive. Also scheduled are a bake sale, a drawing and
a pancake and sausage breakfast from 8:30 to 10:30
a.m. for $3.50 per person.
A spokesperson said 35 percent of the proceeds
will be donated to charities, including the Adopt a
Family Program. Details are available at 383-2763.

'Butterflies, Birds and Blooms'
exhibit at Gallery West
Island Gallery West will have a special exhibit
titled "Butterflies, Birds and Blooms" from Thursday,
March 1, until April 30, and a special butterfly program
is scheduled every Saturday in March.
The exhibit will feature works of local and regional
artists in watercolor, acrylics, porcelain, raku, photog-
raphy, Indian beadwork, quilting, stained glass, mosaic
and stone, wood and clay sculpture.
Each Saturday all month, from 10 a.m. until noon, a
member of the Manasota Chapter-National American
Butterfly Association will be at the gallery to discuss the
Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park and to sell specially
embossed bricks for the park to finance its development.
Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
through Saturday at the gallery, 5568 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. Details may be obtained at 778-6648.


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30th anniversary noted
Charlie and Jane Wellard of Key Royale .
celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary with
family andfriends at Island's End restaurant. c
Seated, left to right, are Louise and l -t
Dick Coughlin and Duane Kerin; standing, '
Jane Heltman, the Wellards, Ilona Kerin
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Obituaries


Howard S. Adams
Howard S. Adams, 75, of Aspen, Colo., and for-
merly of Bradenton, died Feb. 14.
Born in Niagara Falls, N.Y., Mr. Adams was a
developer and partner with Key Royale Develop-
ment and Neal, Buskirk and Adams. He was co-
owner and senior vice
president of sales at Neal
Communities, Bradenton,
S.from 1974-87. He helped
.. develop Westbay Point
.i and Moorings and
Westbay Cove in Holmes
S Beach. He was a graduate
of Springfield College,
Massachusetts. He served
Adams in the U.S. Navy. He was a
salesman for Schleg Lock
Co., Tennessee, and sales manager at Ernest Sears
Supply Co. He was active with the Anna Maria Is-
land Chamber of Commerce, the Anna Maria Power
Squadron, and numerous environmental associa-
tions.
He was a member of the Manatee Family YMCA
board of directors and chairman and principal bene-
factor for the construction of the first YMCA build-
ing and pool in Bradenton. In 1987, the YMCA des-
ignated the pool complex as the Howard S. Adams
Aquatic Center. In 1991, he was honored as the first
and only lifetime member of the board of directors
of the YMCA.
He was on the board of directors of the Aspen
Chapel and was one of the first male "Blue Ladies"
at Aspen Valley Hospital. He gave tours for the As-
pen Historical Society and was active with the As-
pen Transportation Commission and the Aspen art
community.
Services were Feb. 26 in Aspen. Memorial con-
tributions may be made to Manatee Family YMCA
Building Fund, 3805 59th St. W., Bradenton FL
34209, or to the Aspen Chapel, 0077 Meadowood
Drive, Aspen Colo. 81611.
He is survived by sister Julia of Bradenton and
cousin Wendell Fish of Newport Beach, Calif.
Charles G. 'Jerry' Casey
Charles G. "Jerry" Casey, of Littleton, Colo., and
formerly Bradenton, died Feb. 19.
Born in Roscommon, Ireland, Mr. Casey was a res-
taurant manager..He wasa member of St. Bernard's Holy
Name Society.
Services will be at 10 a.m. March 31 at St. Bernard
Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
He is survived by daughter Mary Loughran of
Littleton; sister Stacia O'Brien of Dublin, Ireland; and
three grandchildren.

Joyce Mae Cooper
Joyce Mae Cooper, 74, of Holmes Beach, died Feb.
26.
Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Mrs. Cooper came here
from Cincinnati four years ago. She was a homemaker.


She was Protestant.
Services will be at 10
f a.mn. Friday, March 2, at
Gloria Dei Lutheran
S Church, 6608 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
She is survived by husband
John; sons Kim of Hunting-
ton, Ind., Dan of Phoenix,
Ariz., and Doug of Cincin-
Cooper nati; and eight grandchildren.

Charles J. Griffith Sr.
Charles J. Griffith Sr.. 66, of Longboat Key, died
Feb. 19.
Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Griffith came to Mana-
tee County from Wallingford, Pa., in 1979. He was the
retired owner and operator of an automobile dealership
in Folcroft, Pa. He served in the U.S. Air Force and the
Pennsylvania Air National Guard. He was a member of
the Moose Lodge, Bradenton Beach, and the American
Legion Kirby Stewart Post No. 24, Bradenton.
Mass was held Feb. 23 at St. Mary Star of the Sea
Catholic Church, Longboat Key. Memorial contribu-
tions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida,
5955 Rand Blvd.. Sarasota FL 34238, or the
Neuropathy Association, Lincoln Building. 60 E. 42nd
St.. Ste. 942. New York NY 10165.
He is survived by daughters Julia A. of Granby,
Mass., and Deborah A. Michael of Bradenton; sons
Charles Jr. of Longboat Key, Robert of Mount Airy,
N.C., and Donald of Superior, Wis.; sister Carol A. of
Bradenton; brother George of Springfield, Pa.; six
grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Karen Leopold
Karen Leopold, 46, of Arden, N.C., and formerly
of Holmes Beach, died Feb. 13.
A memorial service will be held for Ms. Leopold
at 7 p.m. Monday, March 5, at Roser Memorial Com-
munity Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City.
Services were Feb. 17 in North Carolina. Memo-
rial contributions may be made to the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center, P.O. Box 253, Anna Maria
FL 34216. A memorial book may be signed online at
www.grocefu neralhlome.com.
Born in Buffalo, N.Y., Ms. Leopold was a real es-
tate associate in Hendersonville, N.C. She also sold real
estate in Manatee County. She was the former owner
of Turtles Restaurant in Holmes Beach. She was in-
volved in fundraising for the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center and was a volunteer with the Anna
Maria Fire District. She was a volunteer at Memorial
Mission Hospital in Ashville, N.C.
She is survived by father David Francis; sister
Katharine of Arden; and companion Martin J. Kimball.
Joseph W. Price
Joseph W. Price, 83, a winter resident of Holmes
Beach for 22 years, died Feb. 23.
Born in Keosauqua, Iowa, Mr. Price came to Mana-
tee County from Ann Arbor, Mich., in 1979. He was the


retired director of public works for Washtenaw County,
Mich. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He was a member of the Water Environment Federation,
the Ann Arbor Rotary Club and the American Water
Works Association. He was a Mason. He attended Roser
Memorial Community Church, Anna Maria.
There were no local services. Memorial contributions
may be made to Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation,
201 S. Main St., Ste. 501, Ann Arbor MI 48104, or the
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International, Ann Arbor
Rotary, P.O. Box 3674, Ann Arbor MI 48106. Griffith-
Cline Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Sylvia; daughters Jane and
Carol, both of Ann Arbor; and one grandson.

Benjamin Michael
'Ben' Raulerson
Benjamin Michael "Ben" Raulerson, 9, of
Bradenton, died Feb. 23.
He was born in St. Petersburg.
Services were Feb. 27. Memorial contributions may
be made to Pediatric Dialysis Fund, Tampa General Foun-
dation, P.O. Box 1289, Tampa FL 33601. Griffith-Cline
Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Benji, as he was known, was the benificiary of a
fundraising drive that included a collection jar at Home
True Value Hardware and Peaches Ice Cream & Deli
in Holmes Beach, thanks to family friend/hardware
store employee LaVerna Smith.
He is survived by parents Dennis and Tina and
brothers Derek of Chiefland, Devon of Sarasota, and
Chris of Bradenton.
Jean Edson van Zandt
Jean Edson van Zandt, 78, of Bradenton, died Feb. 22.
Born in Quincy, Mass., Ms. van Zandt came to
Manatee County from Bellaire, Texas, in 2000. She
was a homemaker. She was Unitarian.
Memorial services were Feb. 24 at Alterra Clare
Bridge of Bradenton. Memorial contributions may be
made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand
Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238.
She is survived by sons John of Holmes Beach and
Robert of IHouston, Texas; sister Anne H. Mills of
Cornelia, Ga.; and four grandchildren.

Mary A. 'Molly' Zupanic
Mary A. "Molly" Zupanic, 82, of Bradenton, and
former resident of Anna Maria Island since the 1950s,
died Feb. 19.
Born in Tarentum, Pa., Mrs. Zupanic came to Mana-
tee County from Kalamazoo, Mich., in 1967. She was a
homemaker. She was a member of the Key Royale Golf
Club, Holmes Beach, and the Kalamazoo Country Club.
She attended Church of the Annunciation, Holmes Beach.
A committal service will be at 9:30 a.m. March 2 at
Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach.
She is survived by daughter Mary Williams of
Bradenton and the secretary at Gloria Dei Lutheran
Church, Holmes Beach; son George of Bradenton; brother
Don Carson of Freeland, Wash.; and two grandchildren.





THE ISLANDER 8 FEB. 28, 2001 2 PAGE 1:3


Turtle 'license' helps repay donor for her generosity


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Those "mock turtle license plates" being sold
around the state are helping repay a Gulf Coast woman
for a $30,000 donation she made after mortgaging her
house, said the Island's Turtle Watch chief.
Suzi Fox, who holds the state's sea turtle preserva-
tion permit for Anna Maria Island, said the woman is
such a strong believer in the turtle program that she
mortgaged her home for money to pay the application
fee for the state's special turtle license.
She knows the benefactress is from Englewood
and insists on remaining unidentified, Fox said, but
"I see her at various meetings about turtle conserva-

Woman's club to hear what
college offers for elders
Francina McCauley will discuss what Eckerd Col-
lege offers seniors when she addresses members of the
Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island Wednesday,
March 7.
She is with the Elderhostel Senior College program
at the St. Petersburg school. The meeting at 1 p.m. at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Mag-
nolia Ave., Anna Maria City, is open to the public.
Hostess Maggie Wilkinson will be assisted by Katy
Dunn, Loretta Galivan, Ruth Gates, Marie Gebbia, and
Delores Harrell. Details may be obtained at 778-7865.

Asolo theater group presents
'Re-Writes' comedy at Center
The Asolo Theatre Guild Playreaders and Per-
formers will present "Re-Writes," excerpts from four
Neil Simon plays, at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center. 407 Magnolia Ave., at 1 p.m. Thursday,
March 1.
Funds raised at the $3-per-ticket program will be
used to benefit the center's programs.
Further information may be obtained at 778-
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tion, and she is very nice as well as being very gen-
erous."
Dan Evans of the Caribbean Conservation
Corp. in Gainesville said the licenses are "mock
tags" designed for the front plate-holder of a motor
vehicle. They are entirely apart from the official
state-issued turtle plates sold at a premium as regu-
lar licenses.
The mock plates are stamped commercially for
his organization, which distributes them to inter-
ested groups such as Turtle Watch for resale to
motorists. Fox said the plates sell for $15, of which
$5 is profit that goes into the fund to repay the
Englewood woman.
Evans said the fund has about $5,000 now, and
more comes in fairly steadily from such efforts as
T-shirt sales and benefits, as well as sales of the
tags.
His organization is part of the nonprofit Sea
Turtle Survival League and spearheaded the effort
Longboat art center exhibit
reception is Friday evening
The Longboat Key Center for the Arts annual stu-
dent exhibit will open with a public reception from 5
to 7 p.m. Friday, March 2, at the center, 6860 Longboat
Drive. The exhibit will be open until March 24.
Concurrently the center is showing "Lady Jane"
miniature arboretums and conservatories collected by
Linda Youn,. March 3-17.
Further information may be obtained by calling
38 3 -1345
Parent workshop Thursday
A parent support workshop will be sponsored by
the Anna Maria Island Community Center's Family
Foundations Program at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 1, at
the center, 407 Magnolia Ave.. Anna Maria City.
The workshop is designed to work out positive
solutions to problems in disciplining youngsters. Pizza
will be ordered and baby-sitting service arranged for
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to have the state issue the special sea turtle license
plate.
That effort involved getting signatures of 10,000
registered motorists "who might buy the plates" and
paying the $30,000 application fee. Then the Legis-
lature had to approve its manufacture and issuance.
That wasn't easy, he recalled, for some legisla-
tors opposed calling attention to sea turtles while
beaches in those officials' districts were up for
renourishment. The mechanics of dredging and
spreading sand on a beach interferes with the incu-
bation of the endangered sea turtles.
It all worked out, though, by 1998 and the state
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Streetlife


Island police reports
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Feb. 17, 300 to 500 block of Pine Avenue, lost
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Feb. 19, 100 block of Beach Avenue, water vio-
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Feb. 16, 2500 block of Avenue B, domestic
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to leave. Officers gave them a warning.
Feb. 17, 100 block of Bridge Street, information.
A 1989 white Chevy Astro Van was found with the
right rear door window smashed in. Officers were
unable to locate or contact the owner.
Feb. 17, 1100 block of Gulf Drive South, auto
burglary. A purse was stolen out of a minivan. En-
try was gained by smashing in the front passenger
side window.
Feb. 18, 400 block of 21st Place, criminal mis-
chief. Two juveniles were witnessed pouring an un-
known substance on a Mazda parked in the owner's
driveway.
Feb. I 8, 300 block of Gulf Drive South, tres-
passing and possession of marijuana. Thomas
McCann, 58, of Sarasota was found sleeping on the
back porch of a building still under construction.
After placing McCann under arrest for trespassing
he was patted down for weapons. Officers found a
partially smoked marijuana cigarette and cigarette
rolling papers.
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Feb. 19, 100 block of Third Street, trespass
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Feb. 20, 100 block of 3rd Street South, informa-
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Feb. 20, 100 block of 13th Street South, civil re-
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Feb. 17, 5313 Gulf Drive, Eckerd, theft. Two
males stole two cases of beer from the store. A wit-
ness saw them leave in a red Mustang. Officers
searched the area but did not find the suspects.
Feb. 17, 3000 block of Avenue C, civil. A
woman reported that she loaned her van to a friend
who refused to return the vehicle, claiming it had
broken down. She requested the vehicle be towed to
her residence.
Feb. 18, 6100 block of Holmes Boulevard, theft.
A spare tire and wheel were stolen off of a Jeep
parked in the owner's driveway.
Feb. 19, 3000 block of Gulf Drive, CITGO, sus-
picious incident. The clerk reported a vehicle drove
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Feb. 19, 4000 block of Gulf Drive, DUI. Mark
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Feb. 19, 600 block of Foxworth Lane, suspicious
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Island students learn to DARE in 17-week program


Fifth-grade students at Anna Maria Elementary
School capped off a 17-week Drug Abuse Resistance
Education program with a graduation ceremony.
Holmes Beach Police Officer Pete Lannon has
been visiting classrooms throughout the year to teach
students self-esteem.
"The DARE program gives kids the confidence to
say no to drugs and it deters them from using drugs by
showing them what they can get involved with in-
stead," said Lannon.
Lannon says a common misconception most
people have about the program is that it inadvertently
teaches kids how to use drugs.
"We mention drugs, but not in detail. We are tell-
ing kids what the warning signs are and what to watch
out for, but we don't want to put information in their
hands that will enable them to use drugs," he explained.
Some of the methods used to teach the fifth-grad-
ers included role-play situations and a question box,
which helped break down the communication barriers
between Lannon and the students.
"The kids like putting me on the spot with ques-
tions about my personal life, and one of the Pelkey
twins would copy my northern accent during the role
playing." Lannon said.
To wrap up the program Lannon held an essay
contest. Students wrote about what they learned IfromI
the program and Lannon chose the top essay Iroin each
class to be read at the graduation cieremonyl .
Daniielle Mullen. Shane I'clkc\ and C'.J
Wickersham werc the three essay winnerser, althou gh
Lannon said lie and the other judges had (a tough ti6ne
choosing among the entries.
The winning essay writers spoke about the skills
they learned that will heIlp them face stressIul situa-
tions.
"DARE skills are forever," said WVickershami, who
wants to be a professional football player. "1 can take
what I've learned on and off the field. A touchdown is
a natural high."
"I am my own person," said Mullen. "1 know I
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DARE PROGRAM, FROM PAGE 16
have the right to say no."
Pelkey said, "I will take my DARE lessons with me
wherever I go, thanks to Officer Lannon."
With the fifth-grade program ending, Lannon will


still be spending a lot ofl time at the school. He plans
onl continuing his visits to all the grade levels to teach
students about personal safety and self-esteem.
"I xish I had 10 more just like him." said Holmes
Beach Police Chief Jay Rolmine. "'Whenever I can't
find him. I know he's at the school."


THE ISLANDER E FEB. 28, 2001 0 PAGE 17




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Pettee takes the road less
traveled, finds his way home
It's a long road from Little League's Benji Scanio
Memorial Field in Anna Maria to Busch Stadium in St.
Louis.
It's a road Jim Pettee traveled when he went from
Bradenton Little League to all-state shortstop to the St.
Louis Cardinals major-league baseball team.
It's the same road that led him back to Anna Maria,
where he now tutors Island Little Leaguers in the finer
points of the game.
"I played at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center field in 1961 when I was on the Bradenton Little
League All-Stars and we played the Anna Maria All-
Stars," Pettee said. "I can't even remember who won.
I remember the stadium looked so huge to me."
The Pettee name is synonymous with the kind of
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last half century.
Jim Pettee is a former Manatee High School foot-
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was an all-state shortstop playing in the former West-
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schools in Florida, teams like Hillsborough, Plant,
Robinson and Winter Haven.
Pettee played baseball for Bob Wynn at Manatee
Junior College and was a member of the 1968 national
runner-up team. In 1999, Pettee coached the Saint
Stephen's Episcopal School Falcons baseball team to
the Class IA South II Region final, where they lost a
heartbreaker to St. Petersburg Shorecrest 10-9. Pettee
had the team ranked as high as No. 2 in Florida during
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Jim's older brothers were Manatee County stars in
their own right.
"I was a little short guy. My brothers were horses."
Bob Pettee played offensive guard with Joe
Namath and Leroy Jordan on Coach Paul "Bear"
Bryant's first national championship team at the Uni-
versity of Alabama.
Roger Pettee played football at the University of
Florida with Steve Spurrier and later with the Dallas
Cowboys and San Diego Chargers at linebacker and
center.
But it's his mom who was as well-known in Mana-
tee County athletics as her sons.
Tampa Tribune sports editor Tom McEwan created
a category to honor mothers of Tampa Bay area ath-
letes.
"My mother, Beatrice Lahah, was voted the first
sports mother of the year for the Tampa Bay area by
Tom McEwan," Pettee said. "Everybody knew my


mom. She used to say, 'If you don't get a hit, don't
come home.' She was something."
Pettee. 52, said his stint with the baseball Cardinals
from 1969-71 allowed him to play with Dick Allen and
Burt Blyleven.
"I played in the Florida State League for St. Pete
Cards. It was too much fun. Tommy Burgess told me
I played in the neon league. I knew every night spot on
St. Pete Beach. Burgess said I had major league talent
with a sandlot mind."
When Pettee decided it was time to make some
money, he left the game and became an investment
banker in Atlanta.
He currently is vice president for John Fara Con-
struction of Anna Maria.
When he came back to his roots, he thought it
was time to give back some of what he had taken
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SPORTS RAP, FROM PAGE 18
early in life.
"I enjoy coaching the kids," Pettee said. "I like to
kid around with them and they seem to like it. I'm just
here to help.
"I want to return something to the community that
gave me so much. If it hadn't been for coaches who
instilled in me teamwork and got the most of my abil-
ity, I would never have been the success I am. I've al-
ways been a lucky guy. My timing was good.
"I try to get on my players' level. I try to be on their
level so they can relate to you. I want a player to be able
to open up to me and talk about life. It's part of coach-
ing. Often a player will say something to a coach he or
she would never say to their parents."
It was always in the back of Pettee's mind that
coming home to Florida would be best of all possible
worlds. He just didn't know Anna Maria would be
home.
"If you find me face down in the canal behind my
house at the north end, I figure I will have been a suc-
cess," Pettee said. "We looked all over southwest
Florida for a home and luckily all the contracts on
homes fell through until we bid on the.house in Anna
Maria. I was fortunate to be able to come home."
Pettee has some parting words of advice for play-
ers and parents.
"Pay attention, hustle, listen to what your coach is
saying because he's been on the earth longer than you
have," Pettee said.
"To a parent, I would say lighten up. Let your child
play and have fun. It's hard enough to hit a ball. It's the
hardest thing to do in any sport."
Pettee should know. Now maybe his students of
the game will find out.

Island Little League logjam
No team in the Anna Maria Island Little League
seems to be the clear-cut favorite, with three of the four
squads tied for first after the second week of the sea-
son. West Manatee Fire & Rescue District, Kiwanis
and Quality Builders are tied, each with 2-1 records,
while defending champion Haley's Motel is at 0-3 af-
ter some heartbreaking losses.
WMFD played tough Feb. 19 against Haley's for
the second game in a row, tripping up Haley's 5-4 on
the strong pitching of Patrick Cole, who played in spite
of a bout of the flu.
Cole scattered six hits and struck out eight. He also
added a single to help his cause.


Charge
Kayla Boak of the Waterfront Restaurant team in the Anna Maria Island Little League AAA division charges a
hall hit by the Bistros' Max Marnie. Boak made the play and Waterfront went on to win the game 15-5.


Islander Photo: David Futch

Greg Lowman continued his ball-pounding tech-
nique with two singles, a double, three RBIs and the
game-winning run.
WMFD's Sean Price had a single and Esteban
Reyes contributed a double.
For Haley's, Dylan Mullen and Matt Bobo
doubled, while Steve Faasse, Jordan Pritchard, Kevin
Kirn and Tanner Pelkey singled.
On Feb. 20, Kiwanis beat Quality Builders 7-4 in
eight innings behind the arm of Matt McDonough and
the relief pitching of Keith Reynolds.
With two outs in the top of the eighth, Connor
Bystrom reached first on an error. Spencer Carper de-
livered a single followed by a run-scoring double from
Eric Whitley and a run-producing single by Reynolds.
Reynolds then shut down Quality Builders on
two strikeouts and a dribbler back to the mound to
get the win.
Quality Builders was led by Tyler Schneerer, who
had three singles, Sean Pittman's two singles and a


double, a double by Alex Phillips and a single from
Chad Richardson.
Two days later on Feb. 22, Kiwanis pounded out
a 14-9 win over Haley's. Matt McDonough had two
singles and a double for Kiwanis, while teammate and
third-sacker Andrew Royals pounded two doubles and
a single. Reynolds got his second win of the week.
The big damage was done in the bottom of the fifth
inning with the score 7-7.
Kiwanis carved out seven runs on four hits, two
errors and a walk.
Tanner Pelkey led Haley's with three doubles and
two runs scored. Kevin Kirn had three singles and two
runs scored. Matt Bobo had two singles.
On Friday, Feb. 23, Sean Pittman brought his
heat to the mound as Quality Builders shut down
WMFD's offense with a three-hit, 5-2 victory.
Pittman struck out 10.

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Jake Wood was nearly as effective for WMFD,
tossing four-hit ball over six innings.

Waterfront dominates AAA Little League
Waterfront Restaurant continued its domination in
AAA Little League baseball with a 15-5 win Feb. 24
over the Bistros team.
Waterfront's Miles Hostetler and Ryan Guerin
each had a triple and a single, Heather Howard doubled
and singled and Scott Steenstra walked and scored four
times. Alex Wright walked twice and scored three runs
for Waterfront.
Stephen Thomas led Bistros with two singles, two
RBIs, a walk and two runs scored. Justin Dimiceli had
a two-run double in the bottom of the third to put Bis-
tros ahead 4-3.
The damage was done in the final innings as
Waterfront's bats came alive to score 4, 5 and 3 runs
in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings.
Justin Dearlove pitched a strong game and
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Tackle football comes to Center
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The club's Bob Elliott said Rose Slomba had a key
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SPORTS RAP, FROM PAGE 20


fellow competitors on the weekly Sunday Sunrise Tour
golf tournament at Palma Sola Golf Course.
Averill was plus 13 on a modified Stableford scor-
ing system to beat Scott VanOstenbridge, who was at
plus 6 with Wayne Wood in third one point behind.
Averill, Bill Saunders, Mike Manning and Brian
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Vern Picolo, Mark "Dawg" Fransen, Rick Weaver
and Mark Hack won skins.
Call Jon Huffman at 778-4622 if you want to play.

You make the call
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A delivery by the pitcher hits the ground in front
of the plate and the umpire calls out "Ball." But the
pitch skips over the plate and the batter slams it over
the right field wall. Is this a homer?
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too soon. The batter may hit a pitch even though it first
touches the ground. (5.03, 7.05a, 2.00 Definition of
Ball)
Here's this week's question.
There are runners on first and second when the
batter singles to left. After the first runner rounds third,
he's caught in a rundown, but the catcher throws wildly
to left. The runner heads for the plate, but slips on a
muddy spot and falls. The runner from first comes be-
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Majors
March 1 Kiwanis vs. WMFD
March 2 Haley's vs. Quality Builders
March 5 WMFD vs. Kiwanis
March 6 Quality Builders vs. Haley's
Games at 7p.m.

AAA League
Feb. 28 Waterfront vs. Air & Energy
March 3 Air & Energy vs. Bistros
March 7 Waterfront vs. Bistros
Games at 5:30 p.m.

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Midnight impasse again gropes for homes; mucky stuff


Call it d6ja vu all over again.
Midnight Pass is an inlet that separates Casey and
Siesta keys south of Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key
and St. Armands Key. It's what is called a wild, migrat-
ing inlet, meaning that it doesn't stay in one place but
moves up and down the coast. Historically, it's moved
as much as three miles from when it was called Buc-
caneers Pass in the 1840s.
The inlet was moving to the north in 1983, with
shoals threatening to close the pass, when a pair of
homeowners petitioned and received permission to
close the pass and relocate it away from their homes.
The pass was literally lapping at the homes of Pasco
Carter and famous abstract-artist Syd Solomon, and
county and state officials gave the go-ahead to fill in
the pass and move it away from the two Gulffront
homes.
The pass had migrated and narrowed so greatly that
it seemed apparent it would soon fill in on its own. The
shoal that formed northward from Casey Key blocked
the original wide pass and water was gushing through
a narrow inlet along the beach with a hairpin curve
entry from Gulf to bay.
The homeowners filled the narrow inlet that had
migrated north in front of their homes on Dec. 5, 1983.
It was hoped "Mother Nature" would reopen the
original pass; however, wind and waves proved too
much for modern engineering, and the pass never re-
opened.






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The controversy about whether the inlet should remain
closed or should be reopened has raged ever since.
Some environmentalists say seagrasses and man-
groves in the area are an indicator of a burgeoning eco-
system that should be left alone.
Other environmentalists say a reopened pass will
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estuary.
The debate has gone on and on, with no clear end
in sight.
My buddy Tom Cross has lived on Casey Key for
more than 20 years and has watched Midnight Pass/
Impasse for all that time. We were talking last week.
and he said he's making regular trips to the former pass
area weekly.
"You should go take a look," he said. "It's happen-


ing again."
Sure enough, on my visit it was clear that
Solomon's former home is giving a good impression of
an offshore artificial reef. There's no pass, of course,
but there is some kinda serious erosion taking place in
the area, and Gulf waters are again lapping against the
foundation of the house.
The road leading to the houses is gone. Mailboxes
are in the sand on the beachfront. Sandbags are littered
along the shore in a futile attempt to keep the sea away
from the homes.
Apparently there are plans before the county to
install a 500-foot-long seawall to protect the homes, but
it appears to be too little, too late for what was once the
Solomon house.
It really is d6ja vu all over again.

Fire! Fire! Fire!
You'd have to have been living in a hole on the
beach not to be aware of the huge fire burning in Polk
County. The 10,000-plus acre muck and forest fire
closed Interstate 4 for more than a week. Smoke from
the various fires has blanketed our skies. Experts pre-
dict it will be months before the fires are extinguished.
The problem is the muck.
"When you're talking about muck, you're talking
about 1,000-year-old deposits of decayed organic ma-
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that, the entire plan of attack for the fire changes. It's
nearly impossible to fight a muck fire with water."
Some of the muck is burning up to four feet be-
neath the ground. It takes lots and lots of water to put
out a fire that deep in the earth.
Firefighters were planning to literally drown the
fire with hundreds of thousands of gallons of water.
Just the thing we need to deal with during a drought,
huh?
Another thing about the pesky muck is that it just
doesn't want to be extinguished. If you take a brick-
sized piece of muck, set it on fire, and put it in a tub of
water, it'll burn for an hour before it finally goes out.
Multiply that muck brick by 10,000 acres and you can
see the problem.
nobodyy got a good rain dance routine?

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Muck fires can reach temperatures of 2,000 de-
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Tuna thick as fleas 30 miles out, other fishing phenomenal


By Capt. David Futch
The fishing doldrums experienced during the nasty
cold weather of a month ago are gone.
Inshore and offshore anglers report an explosion of
catches on all fronts.
Trout and redfish are going nuts in the bay. There are
permit, pompano, mackerel and sheepshead aplenty.
Amberjack are out deep and kingfish have been spotted
seven miles out and should make a big run soon.
But it's blackfin tuna that has some of the guides in
a frenzy right now.
Capt. Roy Salgado on the Grand Slam said blackfin
tuna are thick as fleas about 30 miles offshore.
"Tuna made their presence hard and heavy last
week," Salgado said. "Wednesday night we caught tuna
until we were too tired to catch any more. It was furious
action. So tuna are the hot thing on the market right now.
In the last week or so, I've also caught amberjack between
40 and 60 pounds."
Tom Marsik at Annie's Bait & Tackle said Capt.
Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II reports big action
centering on redfish. trout, mangrove snapper and sheep-
shead. Zach said he was picking up a few snook and small
permit. He saw cobia off the beach, but they weren't in-
terested.
Capt. Sam Kimball on the Legend said over the past
few days he caught gags to 15 pounds in 40-50 feet of
water.
"Amberjack to 40 pounds are at the 120-foot level.
Flounder action on the reefs is good. Sheepshead to 6
pounds and mangrove snapper to 2 pounds are cooperat-
ing. Mackerel are in 30 to 40 feet of water and biting
shrimp." Kimball said.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said you
might go after mackerel using lead-headed jigs tipped with
shrimp.
Lowman said the biggest thing this week is the armval
of pompano in force.
From Longboat Pass up the Island beach to 66th
Street. there are pompano in the troughs.
"We've seen some really big pompano." Lowman
said. "People are catching them at the jetty on the west side
of the Longboat Pass Bridge. Round, yellow or white lead-
headed jigs tipped with a piece of shrimp or a whole
sandflea work. ust fine. If you want to fish without a jig,
a live shrimp or sandflea is good to go.
"Grouper are still being a little strange. They just don't
seem to be eating.
"We're getting some mackerel showing on the
beaches and in Tampa Bay. There's a lot of bait on the
one-mile and three-mile reefs and that's the first sign of
spring breaking loose. There were sightings of kingfish
offshore. Mangrove snapper fishing offshore at any struc-

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ture is still pretty good. Inshore, a lot of big trout being
caught with tile warm water. They're on the grass flats. I
think some snook are being caught, but I haven't concen-
trated on them."
Denny Caldwell at the Rod & Reel Pier in Anna
Maria said that during nuch of last week mackerel were
hitting left and right all day long, every day.
"Pomlpano and sheepshead are biting and ladyfish and
trout are back thick." lie said. "People are using jigs and
shrimp to get the mackerel."
Capt. J.D. "Joe" Webb on the 50-foot Viking Jan
Marie said he went grouper fishing in 40 fathoms where
the fish are spawning.
"There are fish around, but they're erratic because
they're spawning," Webb said. "Tuna and kingfish should
heat up. Blackfin tuna should be around through the
spring."
Webb said lie was going after tuna a couple of times
this week.
On Feb. 26, Webb called The Islander from 50 miles
offshore saying his charter landed a gag grouper that
might qualify for a world record. At 57.7 pounds, it was
a little short, but it drew a large crowd at the dock next to
Rotten Rilph's.
Capt. Mike ri oCapt. ik(rig Capt. Mike's Charters in
Holmes Beach said Feb. 26 was a break-out day for him.
"We just killed the fish Monday," Greig said. "The
Spanish mackerel are everywhere off the beach. I even
saw a big school in shallow water off Passage Key. We
caught some big mackerel, along with sheepshead, floun-
der, cobia and pompano.
Capt. Steve Salgado on the Compleat Angler said
he's been catching a lot of reds, snapper, flounder and
some grouper. He said he's starting to see mackerel. There


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Heavy load
.. thought to be record
t. Capt. J.D. Webb Jr. of the charterboat
Jan Marie out of Galati Marine in Anna
'w~l Maria hoists a 55.7-pound gag grouper
Sl while gag catcher Al Oines ofLecanto
Sand Park Rapids, Minn., gives the smile
of approoval. Oines and fellow Minneso-
j'i tans Wayne and Elaine Enney, Marlin
andA Arlene Ashland and Tom Punton
v werefishing with Webb 48 miles off-
S shore when Oines landed this hog.
SAlthoughl Oines' catch was super sized,
'... the all-tackle world record is 80.4
pounds, caught in 1993 offDestin in the
S,.. /panhandle. Islander Photo: David Fultch


are huge pods of bait offshore, according to Salgado.
Capt. Curt Morrison and Capt. Ryan Hackney on
the Neva-Miss said grouper are spread out, but you can
catch them if you move around a lot. Flounder action on
the reefs is good, according to Hackney.
Capt. Thorn Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he did good Feb. 22.
"Bait's showing up in the bays and we got some
mackerel to 23 inches in Tampa Bay on jigs," Smith said.
"We did good on redfish to 22 inches in Miguel Bay and
got a lot of trout to 16 inches.
"All we were doing was drifting over the green holes.
Trout are all over the place. We're seeing snook and when
we start getting good-sized bait on a regular basis, you can
target them. Everything is starting to pop. As long as we
don't get one of those Yukon Express blows out of the
northwest, we'll be good. I'm looking forward to this
week."
Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
fishing is great.
"Comparatively speaking, fishing right now is a,
good as it goods," Gause said. "I'd say it's fantastic.
Snook, trout and redfish on the inside are just tearing it up.
And there are a lot of really nice trout and redfish.
"There are a few Spanish mackerel off the beaches
and I hear they're south of here in numbers and moving
this way. Red and gag grouper are biting in 30 to 50 feet.
Bonnethead sharks are in great numbers in Tampa Bay.
They're from two- to four-feet and are fun on light tackle."
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip Tide out of Holmes
Beach said he's getting red and gag grouper in water 60
to 135 feet deep.
"The grouper are still spread out and you have to
move around a lot to get them." Denham said. "The gags
are way off shore, about 35 miles. There are ambeijack
around 30 miles out. We caught a couple of blackfin tuna,
but they're also way out, about 38 miles offshore. Span-
ish mackerel are thick off the beach and there are kingfish
about seven miles out. As far as grouper fishing goes, you
have to go out real deep to be consistent."


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BUILDERS HOME FURNITURE Displayed but never
used. Four-piece bedroom sets $259; sofa and love seat
$399; queen bed set $199; full $159; twin $129; futons
(sofa by day, bed at night) frame and mattress $199;
daybed (white with brass finials) including two mattresses
and pop-up unit $285. Can deliver. Call 753-7118.
LARGE WOOD BAKER'S cabinet from old restaurant.
Commercial size; holds full-size sheet pans. Glass doors
on top, sliding wood doors on bottom with shelves for stor-
age. Good shape. Needs paint or decoration. 778-1102.
AVON CALLING ANEW, cosmetics, gifts, Skin-So-Soft
products, etc. Call Alison, 383-6201. All messages get a
- prompt response.
COINS FROM Royal Mint, non-circulated, presentation
case with Princess Di and Prince Charles silver crown, $45;
Elizabeth II25th Jubliee Crown $10; Festival of Britain 1951
silver crown $20; silver 50 nobles, celebrating Drakes con-
quest, $10. 792-4274.
WORLD PHILATELIST: More than 50 new pre-stamped
envelopes from the USSR. Each has a great commemo-
rative picture of a significant person or event in history.
From Tverskaya Post Office. $50. 792-4274.


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Situated on a double lot in Holmes Beach, this 4BR/4BA, 2,700
sf home offers hardwood floors throughout the living areas and
master bedroom, imported Mexican stone flooring in the large
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antique pedestal sinks in the master bath. A living room fireplace
and dramatic curved entry staircase welcomes guests to your
home. Other amenities include security system, large tour-car
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88 INCH SOFA, loose pillow, cream and rose, $75. Three
occasional tables, cream formica, $35. One small-size
swivel rocker, aqua, $10. Call 778-7601.


BINGO! Annie Silver Community Center, 23rd and Avenue
C, Bradenton Beach. Refreshments, smoke free. Every
Thursday, 7 pm, now through March.
NOTARY PUBLIC, CIVIL marriages and renewal of wed-
ding vows. Sunset beach setting or wherever. Norman R.
Veenstra, 778-5834.
SAVE PERICO from Arvida's high rises/killer density. Send
tax deductible donations: Save Anna Maria Inc, P.O. Box
906, Anna Maria 34216.
SUNNY SHORES CRAFT/HOBBY show. Saturday,
March 3, 8am-1 pm. many nice items for sale. Donuts and
coffee 8am-11, lunch 11am-1 pm. Clubhouse, 115 St. W.,
Bradenton (off Cortez Road).
IN MEMORY OF KAREN LEOPOLD. To a soul-mate, a
sister, a friend, an aunt, a niece, a cousin, a grandmother,
a daughter, and to me, a dear, dear friend. God bless you
in Heaven. I love you always, Edie.


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A memorial service for Karen Leopold will be held at Roser
Memorial Community Church's Chapel on Pine Avenue,
Monday, March 5, at 7pm. Please come to share your love
and memories. A memorial book can be signed online at
www.grocefuneralhome.com.



ROSER GUILD THRIFT Shop. Open Tues., Thurs., Fri.,
9:30-2pm; Sat., 9-Noon. 50 percent off sales rack. 511
Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
ANNUAL FLEA MARKET, Saturday, March 3, 9am-3pm.
Baked items, crafts, clothing, jewelry, linens, tools, books,
white elephants, furniture. Come and have lunch with us. Mt.
Vemon Clubhouse, 4701 Independence S., off Cortez Road.

MOVING SALE: Friday-Sunday, March 2-4, 7am-5pm.
Everything goes. Includes a commercial microwave. Gulf
Drive South. at Eighth Street South, Bradenton Beach.

RUMMAGE SALE, Friday, March 2, 9am-1pm. Clothes,
kitchenware, furniture, mirrors, miscellaneous. Brunch. St.
Bernard Activity Center 43rd St., Holmes Beach.


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POOL HOME TRANQUIL SETTING. Private
home with a lake view convenient to major shop-
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Lovely new caged pool with seats and jets. New
windows and tile. Domed kitchen, large utility and
Florida rooms. Jacuzzi-type spa, lush landscap-
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$159,000. Dial the Duncans! Judy or Marion
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VILLAGE GREEN. Tastefully decorated 2BR/
2BA villa on secluded street just steps to the pool.
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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.
BEACH HOUSE
4BR/4BA turnkey furnished beach house west of
Gulf Drive in historic Anna Maria City. Large lot,
great rental. $589,000.
PANORAMIC VIEW
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
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3BR/2BA and 2BR/1 BA duplex west of Gulf Drive.
Near gorgeous beach. Large shaded yard. New roof,
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2BR/2BA each side. Central Holmes Beach. Close
to library, beach, shopping and bus line. Garages
and work area. Grear rental. $285,000.
2BR/2BA each side. Close to beach. New roof and
carpeting. Fruit trees, large lot, residential area.
Excellent rental history. $299,900.
ANNA MARIA CITY
4BR/2.5BA canalfront home. Close to beautiful
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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.
KEY ROYALE
3BR/2BA furnished home on sailboat water with
direct access to Tampa Bay. Split plan, two-car ga-
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2BR/2BA Beach View Condo. Pool, close to beach,
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CORAL SHORES FIFTH annual yard sale. Many families.
9200 Cortez Road, Bradenton. Saturday, March 3 only.
8am-1pm.

MULTI-FAMILY SALE. Saturday, March 3, 8am-noon. No
early birds! New bike, AB machine, antique side table, bow-
front dresser, high chair, crib. Multitude of household items,
fixtures, new double sink (22 by 33). Men's clothing, cos-
tume jewelry. Oak Avenue, Anna Maria.

YARD SALE, Friday, March 2, 9am-2pm, Saturday, March
3, 9am-?. TV's, exercise equipment, lots of baby clothes
and baby things, toys, lamps, bedding, furniture, children
and adult clothing, miscellaneous. 7204 Palm Drive,
Holmes Beach.

GARAGE SALE, Friday, March 2, 8am-2pm. Household,
clothing, small dresser, TV, boxes and plants. 505 69th St.,
Holmes Beach.

GARAGE SALE, Saturday, March 3, 8am-4pm. Assorted
furniture, computer books, lots of miscellaneous items. 1:09
7th St. S., Bradenton Beach.


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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duplex in quiet dead-end street. Location is a
five-minute walk to beach, split bedroom plan -
a must see! $219,900. Ken Rickett 778-3026.
MLS#73235


PELICAN COVE 2BR/2BA unit with direct view
of Gulf and partial view of bay. Nicely turnkey
furnished great rental history. $269,000. Lynn
Hostetler 778-4800. MLS#45686.


1999 FORD RANGER XLT, 27,000 miles. Too, too nice!
Must see! Local 792-7599 after 6pm and weekends.
$12,000 firm.


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


CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to meet
interesting people from around the world? Are you inter-
ested in learning the history of Anna Maria Island? Get in-
volved with the Anna Maria Island Historical 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.

HOUSEKEEPER WANTED. Beloved nanny retiring. Ma-
ture lady with genuine interest in managing a household
including cooking, cleaning and caring for two school-age
children. Live-in. Must have references, experience with
children and willingness for occasional travel. Speak En-
glish, driver's license a plus. Located in Holmes Beach/
Anna Maria. 228-5291.

TEACHER/COUNSELORS needed at Anna Maria Island
Community Center: After-school program (grades K-
5)work 25 hours a week, Monday-Friday. Must be a team
player in an exciting positive environment. Pays $7-$9/hr.
depending on experience/education. Call Mary 778-1908.


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



ICE CREAM AND SANDWICH SHOP
(Business Only) Owner will finance.
$35,000. Lynn Hostetler 778-4800.

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HOUSE BEAUTIFUL HIRING experienced part-time
cleaner to include Saturday work. Great starting wage.
Work on Island. Call 779-9842 for appointment.
MAN FRIDAY NEEDED. Mechanically handy, general
knowledge of grounds care and odd jobs around rental
properties. Must be honest, in good health and depend-
able. No floaters! Call T.H. Cole 779-1213 for an interview.

TWO SIDES OF NATURE. Anna Maria Island's Largest
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. Bay Blvd. Unit A-1.
HOUSEKEEPER WANTED. One position available to join
a winning team. Great working conditions and benefits.
Apply in person at Econo Lodge Surfside, 2502 Gulf Drive
N., Bradenton Beach. 778-6671.

HIRING AM AND PM cooks with experience or will train
right person, AM dishwasher, Tues.-Sun., prep and pan-
try person, Tues-Sun AM. Chef/owner-great place to work
and learn. Apply to Ooh La La!, 5406 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, or call 778-5320.

CLEANING AND YARD WORK. Light maintenance and
painting twenty hours per week beginning at 9am daily,
hours flexible, weekends and holidays mandatory. Haley's
Motel 778-5405.

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OPENING DOORS TO MANATEE COUNTY
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DRAMATIC CONTEMPORARY HOME on Anna
Maria Island. Captivating Gulf view from this custom-
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
WATERFRONT
1.3 +/- ACRES DIRECTLY ON MANATEE
RIVER. 182 +/- ft. waterfront. Beautiful wooded
property, 3BR/2B residence with studio, fire-
place and a wonderful view of the river.
$599,000. Adjacent property also available for
$599,000. Don Lewis 746-3200. 44506
PRIVATE WATERFRONT PARCEL with sea-
wall on sailboat water. "As is" home or build
your dream home. Great waterfront opportu-
nity. $299,900. Sandy Drapala, 749-5797 or
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ONCE IN A RARE WHILE a home such as this
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stunning kitchen, incredible master suite. In a
guarded community. $950,000. Bob Hall or
Penny Hall, 749-5981. 71717
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overlooks lake. $475,000. Don Lewis, 252-
9917.73236
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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.
AWARD-WINNING ISLAND companion is back. I know
how to care for and spoil my clients. Top-notch references
and credentials. 778-4192.


MONEY TO LOAN Commercial Debt/Equity, 795-7327.
THIRTY-FOOT NORDIC parasail boat. Excellent condition,
new trailer, five chutes, fully equipped. Call (614)496-4748.


MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, patio gardens,
trimming, clean-up, edgings, more. Hard-working and re-
sponsible. Excellent references. Edward 778-3222.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appointments,
airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine Cab. Serving the
Islands. 778-5476.
LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Available
evening, weekend. For any computer needs-hardware,
software, network, commercial, private. Call 778-8473.
PUT YOUR HOUSEWORK in our hands! All phases of
residential and commercial cleaning. Free estimates and
all work guaranteed. Call Laureen or John at "L&J Supreme
Klean." 753-6843.
ACUPUNCTURE PHYSICIAN Irma Nussbaum, AP, RN,
MS, GSA. Have a happier new year- add acupuncture to
your health care. Mobile unit, weekend and evening ap-
pointments available. 792-0852.


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TREE SERVICE Topping, trimming, shaping, removals.
Trim palm trees. Call Phil Brewer Tree Service, 746-6678
or pager 252-3300.
WALL & CEILING REPAIR Water damaged drywall, hand
and spray texture, professional painting. Reliable over 20
years experience. Fred 752-7758, cell 545-6141.

ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING for great results, wash
away mildew, dirt and salts. Start exterior spring cleaning
today. Free estimates 778-0944. Lic/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 mangroves?
Licensed, professional mangrove trimmer. Over five years
experience. Call Dan 792-7016 for free estimates.
THE PERFECTIONIST is back! Cleaning with perfection.
Call Sharon at 778-0064.

INCOME TAX SERVICES, Ohio and Michigan our spe-
cialty, electronic filing available. Call Pat at Kenney Tax
Service. 761-8156.

GOLF LESSONS. Call Carol, USGTF certified instructor.
779-2429.

JILL OF ALL TRADES for appointments, shopping,
errands. House, pet and baby-sitting services. 778-5835.
NEED TILE? Professional tiling by Bear. Phone Greg or
Ruth, 761-3053



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Moving Out?

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S, Call Karen Day
788-6696
Evenings: 779-2237
Mike Norman Realty, inc.
3101 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach


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

ANNA MARIA APPLIANCE & TV SERVICE. Honest, reliable
repairs for major appliances, home electronics, computers,
garage-door openers, marine electronics. 779-1779.

COMPUTER HELP! In-home tutoring, purchasing consul-
tation, hardware/software problems. For anythingto do with
computers, call Ryan, 794-6361. Low rates! /
ACUPUNCTURE PHYSICIAN Irma Nussba0m, AP, RN,
MS, GSA. have a happier new year-ad acupuncture to your
health care. Mobile unit, weekend and evening
appointments available. 794-0852.
CARE FOR YOU. The ultimate in companions and home-
makers. Reasonable-insured. (941)518-6944.
I TEACH HOW TO use your computer as easy as your
telephone. In your home, at your convenience. Computer
repairs. 383-5372.
BAMBI PRE-SCHOOL. A pre-school learning experience,
come see us at work and play. Register 12 months to 5
years. Telephone 778-2967.
DELPONTES' CLEANING SERVICE now has open-
ings for commercial and residential cleaning. Ask us
about the "clean sweep guarantee"! Weekly and
bi-weekly schedules available. Leave your dirty work to
us! 792-7613 or 504-9426.
COMPUTER TUTOR. Certified professional. Forty years
experience. I teach more than anyone. Your home, your
convenience. Free software. Computer repairs. 383-5372.



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Paradise Improvements 778.4173
-- Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
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Drywall Ceiling Repair
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25 Yrs Experience Cell 650-7871 Eves 778-9506


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


A TO Z INTERIOR FINISHING
Painting Kenny Smith
Custom Finishes John Kreiter
Texturing 941-792-4761
Trim Installation / 941.730-6422
Door Hanging .- Free Estimates
Cabinet Installation L 50-Years Total
Ceramic Tiling Experience
Light Remodeling '4 State Registered
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'THE PERFECTIONIST' is back! Cleaning with perfection!
(Interior only). Call Sharon at 778-0064.
OVERNIGHT COMPUTER REPAIR and upgrades. On-
site network repair and installation. The Island's official
Road Runner Business Solution reseller. Contact:
owneroftheworldwideweb.com, 730-1608.
VIRUS WARNING! Computer running slow? Upgrades
and repairs. 730-1608. dave@annamaria.net.


JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns, na-
tive plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup. Island
resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE Residen-
tial/commercial, full-service maintenance, landscaping in-
stallation, clean-ups, tree trimming, ponds, native plants,
butterfly gardens. Excellent references. 778-5294.
FREE SNOW REMOVAL Shell, dirt, mulch or stone deliv-
ered and spread for a small fee. Yard clean-up. Dump truck
for hire. Free estimates. Call Dave Bannigan, 794-6971.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If it's bro-
ken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior discount. Call 778-
2581 or 713-0676.


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

SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $27 a yard. Hauling: all
kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free estimates. Call
Larry at 795-7775.

TREES BY BREEZE. Landscapes, tree trimming and
property maintenance since 1988. Island Resident. Call
Chris 778-2837.
STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE SERVICE. Installations,
koi ponds, clean-ups and hauling. Shell delivered and in-
stalled a low as $26.50 per yard. 727-5066


CODY'S CARPET AND upholstery cleaning. Need your
carpets cleaned right? Call Cody, 17 years experience,
owner/operator, satisfaction always guaranteed. 714-0668.


VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/exte-
rior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island references. Dan
or Bill, 795-5100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling con-
tractors. In-house plan designs. State licensed and insured.
Many Island references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free estimates.
34-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at 778-1730.
CHRISTIES PLUMBING Island and off-Island service
since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free estimates,
no overtime charges. Now certifying back flow at water
meters. (FL#RF0038118) 778-3924 or 778-4461.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish crafts-
man. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121 Bridge St.,
Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
CARL V. JOHNSON JR. Contractor. New homes, addi-
tions designs and plans. Free estimates, time and materi-
als or contract. Lic. #0060450. Call 795-1947.
B&D SEAMLESS aluminum gutters, five or six inch avail-
able. Insured, free estimates. Dean Guth, owner and op-
erator, 729-0619.
WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more by
Hunter Douglas and other major manufacturers. Lifetime
warranty. Call Island resident Keith Barnett for a free in-
home consultation. Many Island references, 15 years ex-
perience. 941-778-3526 or 730-0516.
THIRTY YEARS craftsman experience. Interior, exterior,
doors, stairs, windows and trim. Have sawmill, will travel.
745-1043 Dan Michael, master carpenter.
TILE TILE TILE. All variations of ceramic tile supplied and
installed. Quality workmanship, prompt, reliable, many
Island references. Call Neil, 726-3077.
GRIFFITHS' ISLAND PAINT/ paper services: Interior/
exterior painting, pressure washing and wallpaper. For
prompt, reliable service at reasonable rates, call Kevin at
778-2996. Husband/wife team.
CHRIS ROGERS, Tile setter/handyman. 24-hour phone
service. Quality guaranteed, 745-5066.


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


VACATION RENTALS: 2BR apartments across form
beautiful beach, $450 per week. Fall and spring dates avail-
able. Almost Beach Apartments, 778-2374.
ANNA MARIA 3BR/2.5BA, one half block to beach,
washer/dryer, microwave, utilities, cable, no pets, no smok-
ers. 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 an-
nual 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.
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 November-May, no smok-
ing, pontoon boat available. $3,500/month. Call (863)683-
4703 or (863)688-9281.
HOLMES BEACH CANALFRONT home. 2BR/2BA, fur-
nished, garage, laundry, dock, many extras. Available now.
Open 2002 season. Call for $ and details. (813) 286-9814.

Get It Together Inc
Need Organization? I can help!
Cheaper than therapy and a lot more fun.
Home Office Confidential
Edie Force, Major Organizer, 778-7916


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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 shopping.
(813)247-3178.
FURNISHED, SECURE 2BR/2BA condo. Deep-water
dock, covered parking, pool, spa, tennis, recreation, wbrk-
out rooms. Near beaches, perfect for boating family. No
smoking/pets. $3,000/month. 798-2000.
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 1BR/1BA 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-fumished. 778-4873.
1BR/1BA WESTBAY COVE. Turnkey, shopping, beach,
heated pool and tennis. February, March and April. Old
Florida Realty, 778-3377.
PANORAMIC BAYVIEW, cozy one and two bedroom, fully
furnished, ground-floor, small, quiet complex. No smoking/
pets. Available April and next season. Prefer 3-4 months.
Consider annual. 778-7107.
ANNUAL RENTAL: NEW 3BR/2BA unit with heated pool
and many other extras near the beach. $1,500/month.
Marina Pointe Realty. 779-0732.
APARTMENT FOR RENT. Available April-December,
close to beach. 108 77th Street, Holmes Beach. $950/
month plus electricity, not pets. 778-3267.

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 apartment.
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.
SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA. Newly decorated on Intracoastal. Dock,
washer/dryer. No smoking, pets on approval. From $1,400/
month. 794-5980, www.divefish.com/islandhouse.htm
END-OF-SEASON SPECIAL. 2BR/1BA completely refur-
bished available March 1. Near Rod & Reel Pier. Check it
out at 613 N. Bay Blvd. $1,000/month, 387-8610.


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4223 126th St. W. Cortez


BAYFRONT COTTAGES with docks. Turnkey, beautiful
views, breezy, quiet area. No pets/smoking. Priced from
$700/month, $350/week. 794-5980. www.divefish.com.
GORGEOUS 2BR/2BA condo, had cancellation. March 1-
April 30. Direct view of Gulf, heated pool, elevator. Call 778-
2556 or 504-2038.
OPEN HOUSE, FOR RENT. Holmes Beach Canalfront
home, 2BR/2BA, furnished, garage, laundry, 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.
ANNUAL RENTAL Anna Maria furnished, 1BR/1BA, 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, garage, mini-
mum three months. Call 778-4161.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND 1BR/1 BA close to beach, no pets,
first, last and security. $600/month. Island Real Estate, 778-
6066.
1 BR/1 BA APARTMENT with heated pool. Fifty feet from
beach. Available due to cancellation from March 15. Call
739-6814.
BRADENTON BEACH: 2BR/2BA elevated, unfurnished
duplex just renovated, skylights, washer/dryer hookup,
$745 annual. First, last and security. No pets. 2411 Avenue
B. 729-8631.
ANNUAL RENTAL: neat and clean 2BR/2BA duplex. Dish-
washer, storage, washer/dryer hook-up. $725/month. Call
Fran Maxon Real Estate, 778-2307.
INDULGE YOURSELF! Spend the summer in
paradise.Gulffront beach house, 1 BR/BA, front/rear deck, cen-
tral air, available May thru October. $800/month. 779-0095.

BEST VALUE ON ISLAND! Sandpiper Mobile Home Park,
55-plus. Fifty-five plus, monthly/seasonal. Many extras!
Steps to bay or beach. Call for rates/details. (330)686-8765.

ANNUAL GULF VIEW, large Florida room, 2BR/1.5BA,
$750/month, plus deposit. 792-3226 before noon.
ANNUAL RENTALS: 1BR/1BA. 4507 123rd St. W., $650/
month. Efficiency, 4511 123rd St. W., $650/month. 2BR/
1.5BA, 406 71st St. #B, $800/month. 2BR/2BA, 117 Neptune,
$800/month. 2BR/1BA, 311 N. Bay Blvd., $900/month. 2BR/
2BA, 206B 56th St., $1,000/month. 2BR/2BA 406A 71st St.,
$1,100/month. 3BR/2BA, 518th 58th St., $2,300/month. Call
Mike Norman Realty, 778-6696.
ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH. 2BR/1BA spotless ground
level duplex, new appliances, patio area. One block to
beach. No pets. $685/month. 778-8352.


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OFFICE FOR SUBLET with optional reception area.
Zoned professional/non-retail. Excellent Holmes Beach
location. Available immediately. 778-4208.
BRADENTON BEACH ELEVATED duplex. 2BR/1.5BA,
washer/dryer hook-up. Small pet okay. Vacation rental
available for March for $1,000/month furnished. 795-7288.
ANNUAL RENTAL $600/month. 1BR/1BA ground level
unit close to the beach and pier in Anna Maria. Marina
Pointe Realty 779-0732.
CONDO RENTAL Gulf Front complete 2BR/2BA, beach,
pool, jacuzzi, tennis. Available April this year, three month
or six month for 2002. 794-8877.


BEAUTIFUL CANALFRONT LOT. No bridges, 516 Kum-
quat. 11,350 sq.ft., $350,000, (just $31 per sq.ft.!), by
owner, email: OliverZorn@web.de, or fax: 01149-
91335230.
260 FEET on Palma Sola Bay, zoned RDD4.5., Reduced
$199,000. Call Sam Watkins, Coldwell Banker, 321-8323.
BAYFRONT ESTATE. Two houses and duplex. Newly
painted and re-roofed. Spectacular view. 109 13th St. S.,
Bradenton Beach. $825,000. 322-2101.
HOLMES BEACH CONDO First floor, 2BR/2BA, low
dues, balcony overlooks mangrove preserve. Two blocks
to Gulf. $148,600. Brokers welcome. 779-9549.
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.


STEPS TO BEACH, 3BR/2BA with pool and garage in
Holmes Beach. Completely remodeled. Great Island get-
away 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 condition. Call Marilyn Trevethan for
details and viewing. Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
CANALFRONT HOME with pool and bay view. 3BR/2BA. Ask-
ing $369,900. Call Jim Piro, Piro and Associates, 923-3900.
CANALFRONT HOME for sale by owner. 2BR/1.5BA,
1,750 sq. feet, one stall garage, pool, 125 feet of canal front-
age. Lot. 80 x 100. $300,000. 8305 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Call 779-2093 to see.
3BR/2BA ELEVATED ATTACHED VILLA. 311 57th St.,
Holmes Beach. Minutes from beach and shopping. Built in
1995. 1,344 sq. feet, $185,000.

NEW BAYFRONT OFFERING: Very private, contempo-
rary Palma Sola Blvd. home 3BR/2BA, study, two garages,
six decks. Elevator and every room with full bay views.
Steel and concrete construction. Owner/broker. Other bro-
kers protected. $995,000. (941)794-8365.

LARGE LOT, 10,400 sq. ft, across street from Bean Point.
Not in coastal zone, comer of Gladiolus and Jacaranda.
$325,000. Owner 778-8585.
PERICO ISLAND second-floor condo. 2BR/2BA,
living/dining room combo, lanai. Secluded, turnkey
furnished. Recreation center, pool, tennis, etc.
$119,900. Owner 795-7740.


POPULAR PERICO BAY CLUB, 2BR/2BA villa, garage,
screened lanai, turnkey. Mint, $159,500. 792-8173.

TOWNHOUSE HOLMES BEACH. 3BR/2BA, family
room. In small private complex, steps from beach. Use of
heated pool. $185,000. Telephone 371-0500.
CANALFRONT POOL HOME, 3BR/2.5BA, three walk-in
closets, family room, fireplace, three-car garage, dock and
5,000 pound davits, caged and covered solar heated pool.
All in excellent shape. In beautiful Coral Shores East just
five minutes to the Island. It's a lot of house for $289,000.
Call and see it today or come to my open house Sunday,
1-4pm. Yvonne Higgins, Wagner Realty, 720-3879.
EXPANSIVE, OVER 2,500 sq. feet. 3BR/3BA townhouse.
Beautifully decorated, turnkey furnished, 12-by-20 foot stor-
age room, covered parking. Tennis court, two pools, guest
parking, dock on Intracoastal water. Perfect location,
across the street from Publix, drug store, banking and
medical. A must see! Sunbow Bay North. $315,000. Call
owner at 778-5111.

ATTENTION DEVELOPERS, SALE BY OWNER. Old
Beach Village, Bay Drive South, Bradenton Beach, .6 acres,
zoned R2 and C1 on bay with 1,000 sq. foot, dock, eight cot-
tage units, artesian well with irrigation system. Beautifully land-
scaped. Seven platted lots with potential for 14 residential units
plus several ground-level shops/offices. Offered at
$1,700,000. Call Harry or Susan, (941)778-4625.

CONDO: PERICO BAY CLUB. Beautifully decorated 2BR/
2BA, lake view. Furnished with neutral colors. $149,000.
Open house Sunday 1-4pm,or by appointment, 778-0064.
HOME FOR SALE, 2BR/1BA Newly remodeled, steps to
beach. Great location and neighborhood. 5800 Imperiore
Lane, Holmes Beach. $215,000. Call 778-5482.


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BEAUTIFUL GULF BEACHES of Anna
Maria Island area steps from this quality
constructed 4BR home with large pool, lush
landscaping and privacy. Large lot, open
floor plan, fireplace, patio and two-car ga-
rage. $299,000. MLS#70628









BEAUTIFUL 2 OR 3BR home with 2.5BA
on a deep-water canal in Holmes Beach.
Large lot features a private boat dock in
back. $395,000. MLS#71832.


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NEW TUSCANY STYLE HOME beautiful
2BR/3BA plus den with solar heated pool.
Graciously appointed with 10 ft. ceilings,
three-piece crown moldings, hardwood
floors, Mexican tile and lush landscaping!
$369,000. MLS#43836


BOATER'S PARADISE AND WATER-
FRONT LUXURY! Quality built home in
Key Royale on Anna Maria Island. Dock
your boat in the backyard with over 250 ft.
along the seawall. Three to four bedrooms,
vaulted ceilings, 3,000+ sq.ft., tile floors,
fireplace and a large kitchen all in a tropical
landscape setting with over 90 trees!
$889,000. MLS#71068.


ISLAND DUPLEX west of Gulf Drive! Rare DUPLEX INVESTMENT! 2BR/1.5BA each
find, 2BR/2BA each side with garage, side, close to beach with newer roof, win-
screened lanai and fenced yard with fruit dow and sills and A/C. Large corner lot.
trees. $324,000. MLS#72525. $225,000. MLS#72407.


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55 Lecture hall V I.P.'s
57 Fiozen Wasser
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63 Stick-to-it-ive types
66 DEADLINE
69 Tony Awards category
72 Place
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78 Endof__
80 Icy remark?
82 Beau
83 Bite
86 Suffix with dextr-
87 NMajor silver exporter
89 Shaw who wrote
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92 BOWLINE
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