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Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992) ( March 7, 2001 )

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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: March 7, 2001

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

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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00074389/00546

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: March 7, 2001

Subjects

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

Record Information

Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
System ID: UF00074389:00882

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Skimming the news ... Island events draw thousands of visitors ... see page 18.


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Tarpon come early.


"The Best News on Anna Maria Island"


Holmes Beach

seeks Anna Maria

aid to maintain

Gulf Drive
By Diana Bogan
Islander Correspondent
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore has asked
Anna Maria Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh to consider how
the two cities may work together to maintain Gulf
Drive.
Whitmore points out that unlike Bradenton Beach,
which has access on and off the Island via state- and
city-owned roads, the only way to travel to and from
the city of Anna Maria is through Holmes Beach.
"After the Manatee Public Beach, Gulf Drive be-
comes the property of Holmes Beach, making it the
city's responsibility to maintain," said Whitmore.
"With the increase in business and traffic needs in
Anna Maria, I feel we should come to some compro-
mise."
Whitmore has already researched funding options
with the Florida Department of Transportation.
PLEASE SEE GULF DRIVE, NEXT PAGE


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Bon voyage, fair old ship
The pirate crew\ "Mosquito Coast of Tampa, led by Capt. Glen Bonner, takes control and ownership of the
Anna Mlaria Island Privateers' boat/float. Mosquito Coast bought the ship for $3,000 after riding on it with
the Anna Maria Island Privateers in the Gasparilla Invasion parade last month in Tampa. Privateer Bob Boyd
said Bonmir .asked if Ihec knwii /1 of a availablee parade ship and indeed he did. The Privateers will soon take
conmaind of a new shi being built for them. Islander Photo. Bonner Futch


Plenty of rancor, no vice mayor in Anna Maria


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
"I'm personally appalled."
"Disappointed."
"This is a commission that wants to throw stones.
throw darts rather than get along."
And Anna Maria is still without a vice mayor. City
commissioners voted to table the selection of a vice
mayor, at least until the next meeting, so they can at-
tempt to sort out conflicting legal opinions.
That decision came after nearly three hours of fan-
corous discussion at the March 8 commission meeting.
At the commission's Feb. 28 meeting, Mayor Gary
Deffenbaugh nominated Commissioner Linda Cramer


to serve as his vice mayor. Commissioners Jay Hill,
John Michaels and Tom Skoloda voted against Cramer,
and Hill immediately nominated Skoloda for the posi-
tion.
Skoloda appeared to be elected by a 3-2 vote with
Deffenbaugh and Cramer dissenting. The vote and
nomination came just after City Attorney Jim Dye said
it was his opinion that under the city's charter, only the
mayor could nominate a vice mayor.
After the meeting, Deffenbaugh asked Dye
whether or not the election of Skoloda to the vice
mayor position was valid.
Dye said, "Since I can find no authority for a
commissioner's naming a vice mayor candidate, I must


Bradenton, Concerned Citizens


go to hearing Tuesday


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
A year ago Bradenton officials and Arvida devel-
opers thought they had a done deal.
Arvida, a St. Joe Co. based in Jacksonville and the
largest real estate company in Florida, was going to
make $350 million on an 898-unit condominium
project.
In return, the city was going to get a piece of the
pie in the form of $1 million a year in property taxes.
Now the deal is in the hands of an administrative
law judge.
Starting next week, the city will try to convince
administrative law judge J. Lawrence Johnston, who is
hearing the case, that changes the city made to its com-
prehensive land-use plan are valid.


Those changes, or amendments, are the keys that
would allow Arvida to build the 353-acre project on
north Perico Island, one of the last pristine shorelines
left between Tampa Bay and Charlotte Harbor.
Bradenton and Manatee County officials, staff adl
attorneys and the group Concerned Citizens of Mana-
tee County are scheduled to meet Tuesday, March 20,
at 9 a.m. in Bradenton city council chambers.
Bradenton will be joined by the Florida Depart-
ment of Community Affairs, which approved the
amendments.
The hearing is open to the public.
A host of other players, including representatives
from the three Island cities, will be on hand for what
PLEASE SEE HEARING, PAGE 4


state that my opinion is that Commissioner Hill's nomi-
nation of Commissioner Skoloda was not authorized by
the charter.
"Since the election was not authorized by the char-
ter, the commission should consider the office of vice
mayor as still unfilled until another election can be
held," Dye advised in a letter to Deffenbaugh.
Hill, an attorney, then weighed in with his opinion
that there was nothing wrong with Skoloda's nomina-
tion and election by the commission as vice mayor.
Deffenbaugh next sought a third legal opinion.
David Persson, of the Sarasota firm of Hankin,
PLEASE SEE VICE MAYOR, NEXT PAGE




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St. Paddy's day
Birdie Tebbetts Field in Holmes Beach is set for
a grand opening Saturday, March 17, from noon to
2 p.m., and all are welcome to join the fun.
The field was named in April 1998 for
Tebbetts, a long-time Islander who lived in Anna
Maria. Tebbetts was 86 when he passed away in
1999, having been a major league catcher, man-
ager, scout and executive from 1934 to 1992.
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Vice mayor still in limbo
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Persson, Davis, McClenathen & Darnell, replied, "the
mayor is the only one who can nominate."
Deffenbaugh then directed the commission's atten-
tion to the part of Persson's letter dealing with the term of
the vice mayor and what would happen if the mayor re-
signed or became incapacitated.
It was Persson's opinion that, "If the mayor steps
down, the vice mayor will be sworn in as interim mayor.
Thereafter, the position of mayor is filled by a vote of the
remaining members of the commission. The person se-
lected serves until the next regular city election."
After pointing out the wording of Persson's opinion,
Deffenbaugh again nominated Cramer for the position.
Michaels said he was impressed with what Persson
wrote. He wanted to know how the mayor had selected
him.
Deffenbaugh said he asked the other Island cities for
a recommendation and Persson's name kept coming up.
He said Persson serves as town attorney for Longboat
Key.
Michaels then said, "For me, the issue has been what
would happen if the mayor is unable to serve. The city

Gulf Drive resurface aid sought
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Debbie Hunt, DOT director of planning, told
Whitmore, "There are so many projects in the upcom-
ing years, including the widening of State Road 70, that
maintaining Gulf Drive probably can't be done with
state funds."
Whitmore suggests that the two cities set aside a
designated amount of funds yearly and then every five
years attend to maintenance needs such as re-paving
and striping. Whitmore said she is willing to work to-
ward a solution that wouldn't cause undue financial
burden to either city.
"We can designate funding amounts by population
size, for example," she said.
Whitmore has requested that Deffenbaugh present
her request to his commission and follow up with a
special joint meeting or work session.


attorney felt the vice mayor would fill the vacancy until
the next election.
"I didn't feel Linda Cramer or I was the most quali-
fied to be mayor," Michaels said. "If the vice mayor is
only there to sign checks when the mayor is not here and
to hold meetings, I don't think that's an issue.
"For the sake of harmony, I vote yes," Michaels said.
The mayor then took comments from the audience.
Resident Jean Murray, addressing Cramer, said, "Just
because you've lived here longer than the other commis-
sioners doesn't make you qualified. We know Hill and
Skoloda. We don't know what hidden agendas you have."
Resident John Thomas said, "I am personally ap-
palled. I'm wondering if you understand stewardship.
"I think you should nominate the most qualified per-
son for the position," Thomas said.
He then asked Cramer if she is as qualified as Skoloda
for the position.
"Let me clarify something," Cramer said. "Any of us
sitting up here would be qualified. We need to come to-
gether and work together. I don't sit up here alone. We're
supposed to work together for the good of the city."
Skoloda said, "I am not in favor of this nomination.
Having sat up here as a neophyte, I think it would be over-
whelming. There are too many tasks to learn, a number of
employees, a budget of over a million dollars."
Resident Randall Stover said, "I believe we pay Mr.
Dye to serve as city attorney. Where did we decide that the
mayor can go and find a new guy?"
Cramer said, "Here you have confusion regarding a
legal opinion. Jay also spent time giving his legal opinion.
If there's a vote to be taken, take it."
Resident Shirley O'Day told Cramer, "I also don't
know you. The first time I saw you was at the forums. You
said you'd like harmony. One of the ways to bring har-
mony is not to accept the nomination. That would solve
the problem."
Another resident, Rick Fournier, said he had been
involved with local governments for a long time and that
he has lived in Anna Maria for almost a year. "I have been
disappointed in the city commission at large. You want to
throw stones and throw darts instead of getting along. I am
appalled," he said.
Anne Fasulo said she hadn't been to too many meet-
ings, but, "I find the hostility in the air is very strong. The


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comments made by my neighbors are extremely difficult
to listen to. I don't find any spirit of cooperation. I just
don't get it."
Skoloda asked to respond to Fasulo. "To cooperate
means to go along with what the mayor wants to just
give in.
"I will not cooperate. I will never cooperate if it means
giving in to what is bad for this city," Skoloda said.
Resident Carol Ann Magill wanted the commission
to table the election of vice mayor. "We've had a lot of
legal opinions from Mr. Dye, Mr. Persson and Mr. Hill,"
Magill said. "There is a variety there. This is a very im-
portant decision."
Speaking directly to the mayor, Magill said, "I want
you to look at me when I am talking to you. My primary
interest is the city of Anna Maria. For eight years I've been
coming to meetings. I appeal to the mayor to table any
decision.
"Commissioner Barlow did not have experience com-
ing onto the board and we've had a lot of problems. Who
is Linda Cramer? I only remember her being at maybe six
meetings," Magill said.
She asked Deffenbaugh to ask the city attorney if it
was true that the vice mayor would take over for the re-
mainder of the year.
Dye responded, "The charter says if the mayor is in-
capacitated, the vice mayor serves as interim mayor. The
commission has the authority to fill the vacancy.
"What I'm wrestling with," Dye said, "is I'm not sure
that the charter is clear on whether the vice mayor moves
up, whether it's a permanent move, or if the commission
elects a mayor."
Michaels said, "We're in a quandary again. If the vice
mayor is a caretaker until the commission elects a mayor,
then I'm willing to accept Linda Cramer as vice mayor."
At that point, the mayor called a recess. The meeting
had been under way for more than two hours.
After the break, Michaels made a motion to table the
matter of the vice mayor "until we get clarity on the issue.
There is conflict between the city attorney and the attor-
ney {the mayor] called in."
Hill seconded the motion.
By a 3-2 vote, the matter of the vice mayor was tabled
until the next meeting. Deffenbaugh and Cramer voted
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Police Officer
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Holmes Beach
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Islander Photo:
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Signal glitch caused gridlock in Holmes Beach


The Island's newest traffic signal didn't get off to
a very auspicious start Monday morning, March 12.
Workers installing the light set it up on a four-way

New fire district rules?
A public meeting will be held at the West
Manatee Fire and Rescue Station #1, 6001 Marina
Drive, at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 15.
The public will have the opportunity to learn
what impact changes-mandated by the National
Fire Protection Association will have on our fire
district. The changes may require the fire district
to keep more firefighters on duty, as well as alter
current operation standards.
Commissioners will review the new stan-
dards and discuss alternatives for bringing the
district into compliance.


red flashing cycle, causing all traffic to come to a grind-
ing halt before entering the Gulf Drive-Manatee Av-
enue intersection just east of the Manatee Public Beach.
"The four-way red cycle was planned to take place
for two days in order for the motorists to become famil-
iar with the light, as this is apparently a Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation procedure," Holmes Beach
Police Chief Jay Romine said.
"When it became obvious that they could not leave
the light in a four-way stop cycle, it was requested that
the light either be turned on to regular cycle or be
turned off until it could be put into regular cycle,"
Romine continued.
However, the traffic signal has to "go through
some sort of 72-hour flash cycle for the light to work
property," Romine discovered, so a compromise was
reached: a red-yellow flashing cycle that mimics the
way the intersection traffic flowed before installation


THE ISLANDER N MARCH 14, 2001 0 PAGE 3

Meetings

Anna Maria City
March 22, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
March 15, I p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda:
NPDES annual report approval, action on record stor-
age room bid, Scenic Highway update, library donation
discussion, administrative professional services budget
amendment request, consent agenda, commission re-
ports and public comment.
March 22, 6:30 p.m., planning and zoning board meet-
ing, special exception for parking at 2409 Avenue A.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
March 15, 9 a.m., board of adjustment meeting.
March 15, 2 p.m., code enforcement board meeting,
tentative.
March 22, 9:30 a.m., Citizen Advisory Committee to
the Island Transportation Planning Organization.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Of Interest
March 15, 7 p.m., Cortez Waterfronts Florida meeting,
Cortez Community Center, 4523 123rd St. Ct., Cortez.
March 15, 7 p.m., West Manatee Fire & Rescue Dis-
trict commission meeting, Station 1, 6001 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
March 19, 3 p.m., Island Transportation Planning Or-
ganization meeting, Holmes Beach City Hall.
March 22, Island Elected Officials meeting CAN-
CELED.

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The $101,000 traffic signal should be working as
designed by Thursday. As Romine put it, "The [Mon-
day morning] incident should not be indicative of how
the normal cycle will affect the flow of traffic."


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Hearing on Perico starts Tuesday
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
should be a standing-room-only, grind-it-out session
between attorneys who plan to use all sorts of expert
witnesses to bolster their cases.
Concerned Citizens attorney Dan Lobeck said the
hearing should be "lively" and could last more than a
week.
Concerned Citizens will make its presentation,
then the county will go with its case, including testi-
mony from Manatee County Commission Chairman
Joe McClash.
Finally, the city and the Florida Department of
Community Affairs will make a rebuttal.
Lobeck said he has a list of 60 exhibits he plans to
present.
"I expect this hearing to be long and lively,"
Lobeck said. "We'll start with our hurricane expert,
because hurricane, flooding and wetlands issues have
been our focus in this case.
"We've had several depositions and it seems clear
the city rushed into the land-use-plan amendments
without the data, analysis and support required by state
law. [Bradenton Mayor] Wayne Poston said in a depo-
sition that he didn't know what a land-use map was.
That's pretty amazing. If he's playing dumb, he didn't
help his case, because we expect to bring it up at the
hearing."
Poston said the only thing he's sure of about the
hearing is that the judge will hear each side's argument
and make a decision.
Poston said the hearing could be lengthy because
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Sticking to a tradition of mail, not phone solici-
tation, Anna Maria Fire and Rescue Volunteers Inc.
has launched its annual campaign for funds.
Mark Paloski, president of the volunteers,
stressed that the organization avoids telephone ap-
proaches of the kind that have caused bitterness and
confusion for their tactics and purposes elsewhere.
This fund drive is strictly non-pressure and every
cent stays with the department.
He noted that the Island is served by a combi-
nation department, with paid personnel as its pri-
mary staff and volunteers who assist the career
firefighters.
"At one time," he said, "the department was


He said he believes the city has a strong case.
"I haven't been in a position to think about what
happens if the judge rules against us," Poston said. "We
think our comprehensive plan is in order and is OK."
The flap that led to the hearing started in June 1998
when Bradenton annexed the land owned by Manatee
Fruit Company.
In November 1999, the city sent a draft of its plan's
amendments to the state and then sent the final ones in
February 2000.
Concerned Citizens filed its objections to the
amendments on May 1, 2000. That's the same day the
city approved the development plan for the Arvida
project.


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only volunteers. Almost all career personnel were
volunteers before they were hired."
He listed $14,000 worth of purchases the vol-
unteer organization made in the past year for the de-
partment: air masks, gear for the department's new
fire boat and fire engines, power tools for rescue,
children's fire prevention program, smoke alarms
for families of newborns and senior citizens.
Letters are being mailed to residents, he said,
but some may be overlooked in the large mailing.
So he asks that people willing to contribute to the
volunteers' efforts make checks payable to
AMF&RV Inc. and mail them to the organization
at 6001 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.


Now it will be up to Johnston to determine what
happens on Perico Island.
Johnston, 49, is one of 40 judges in the Florida Di-
vision of Administrative Hearings in Tallahassee who
attempt to mete out justice when two parties disagree
on land-use, environmental and an array of other issues.
Judges are assigned cases as they come up. Sometimes
they are given cases if they have previous experience
with a similar issue.
According to Administrative Hearings personnel
officer Helen Ashburn, Johnston has been involved in
a number of environmental cases. He graduated from
the Florida State University School of Law with hon-
ors and was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1977,
Ashburn said.
He's been an administrative law judge with the Divi-
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Sick turtle
Shernr Emigh checks out the loggerhead turtle that beached in Corte: last week. The male turtle, named
Smitry, is in Clearwater recuperating. Islander Photos: Courtesy Ca'arles W. Stevenson


Sick turtle Smitty, found in Cortez,


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
The loggerhead turtle found beached last week in
Cortez was hanging onto life at Clearwater .Marine
Aquarium at midweek.
The male sea turtle was named Smitty for the
Cortez condominium resident named Smith who found
the turtle and helped bring him to relative safety ashore.
Smitty is having difficulty breathing and is in periodic
danger of drowning because he can't lift his head out of
the water without help, said Glenn Harman, the scientist
in charge of turtle rehabilitation at the aquarium.


"It looks as if he has the same illness that has been
killing turtles in the Florida Keys," he said.
The nature of that ailment remains a mystery,
though it appears to be toxin-based.
Suzi Fox, who holds the state marine turtle preser-
vation permit for Anna Maria Island, said she and her
Turtle Watch volunteers didn't think Smitty would live
when they hoisted him off a sandbar near Mariners
Cove in Cortez last week.
But hoist him they did. Sherry and Morris Emigh of
Cortez, regular Turtle Watch volunteers, kept Smitty's
head out of the water until the arrival of Tony Redlow of


Heave ho!
A group of volunteers and turtle experts lifted the
turtle to transport it to Clearwater.


just hanging on
the Florida Marine Laboratory. With the help of muscu-
lar Manatee County employees, they got the big turtle to
Redlow's truck for the trip to Clearwater.
Smitty was the only survivor of four strandings in
local waters over the past two weeks, Fox said. The other
three, one of them a rare green turtle, were found dead in
Bradenton Beach and were buried by city workers.
South of here, six strandings were recorded last
week on Sarasota County beaches, by Mote Marine
Laboratory's records. But, said a spokesperson, all
those sea turtles were too decomposed for scientists to
be able to determine what had caused their deaths.


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Perico problem
An Arvida development on one of the-last pristine
shorelines between Tampa Bay and Charlotte Harbor
has the eerie feeling of Pinellas County d6jh vu.
What is about to happen to Perico Island is a reflec-
tion of what happened in the past in Pinellas.
Build it and they will come and pay wheelbar-
rows full of cash for the privilege of a sunset vista over
their private bay.
In the 1960s, Clearwater Bay was dredged to cre-
ate spoil islands so developers could build condomini-
ums and waterfront homes. The waters still look beau-
tiful, but try to catch a snook there today or go scal-
loping or clamming. Good luck.
Arvida won't be dredging here, but promise as it
might, Arvida's plans to protect sensitive wetlands
around north Perico Island may only be a hope and a
wish. The resulting stormwater runoff fertilizer,
pesticides and auto emissions is a bay killer.
Let's talk about another killer. Studies by the
Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council indi-
cate it could take 24 hours to evacuate existing resi-
dents of Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key
should a hurricane packing 150-mph winds rear its
ugly head.
The potential for additional traffic from Arvida's
898 units at the foot of the Anna Maria Island Bridge
on Manatee Avenue could mean some storm evacuees
don't get off in time.
And Arvida's residents will impact Island roads
and services each time they visit the beach.
Much of this scenario will play out at 9 a.m. Tues-
day, March 20, when Concerned Citizens of Manatee
County, the three Island cities and Manatee County
face off against the city of Bradenton and the Florida
Department of Community Affairs in a public hearing
before an administrative law judge.
At issue are amendments Bradenton approved to its
comprehensive land-use plan in order to give its bless-
ing to Arvida's Perico Island development.
It might be in your interest to attend, because what
was and is may not be in the future.

Smile for the Birdie
It will be time to smile and you will when
you see the new Birdie Tebbetts Field Saturday, March
17, at noon.
Holmes Beach and Manatee County deserve a pat
on the back for turning a field behind Fire Station No.
1 in Holmes Beach into a playable Babe Ruth-size
regulation baseball diamond.



Tlie Islander
March 14, 2001 Vol. 9, No. 18
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This St. Paddy's Day, we're inviting you to join
The Islander newspaper, the City of Holmes Beach
and special guests from the Tebbetts family and pro-
fessional baseball in dedicating the field in remem-


Tebbetts family appreciative
We are very thankful to the City of Holmes Beach for
the honor of naming the new athletic field after our father.
He was very proud to have his name connected to
sports on the Island.
There is one part of the city proclamation, however,
that gives him credit where credit is not due.
Our family moved to the Island in 1962. While Birdie
provided ongoing support for the existing youth baseball
field in Anna Maria, he was not part of the vision saw it
built in the late 1950s.
Fred Hutchinson, Warren Spahn and the Scanio fam-
ily, along with many other local families, had the vision,
dug the dirt and prepared that field for the young athletes
in Anna Maria to play ball.
Once again, many thanks to the City of Holmes Beach
for the honor. We wish Birdie could attend Opening Day,
March 17, with us.
The Tebbetts, Sue, Pat, Betty and George
Making a choice
I am staying in the lovely community of Anna Maria
for this winter season and recently drove down to the
beautiful city of Sarasota for a visit with friends. Sarasota
County is very impressive and I was surprised to see the
number of young people in the area. I am considering re-
locating from Pennsylvania in the near future.
It came to my attention during the stay that the
Sarasota school district prepares an annual calendar. This
calendar runs from July 2000 to June 2001 and shows the
school district holidays as well as various other important
days. The Christmas and New Year holiday period is listed
only as "winter recess." Also the recess period which in-
cludes Easter is listed only as "mini-break." No mention
at all is made of either Christmas or Easter. Perhaps there


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brance of the late Birdie Tebbetts.
And bring your glove. You're invited to play in an
inaugural game to commemorate the event.
Little Leaguers and kids of all ages, play ball!


is a school policy which does not allow this. I do not know.
However, there are three other entries on this calen-
dar which are religious in nature and are listed by their
religious names: Yom Kippur, Passover and Shavuot.
This is confusing. These three religious days are not
federal holidays, yet they are being specifically named on
the calendar. But the federal holiday of Christmas has had
its name deliberately omitted from the Sarasota school
district calendar.
My friends in Sarasota say these omissions and addi-
tions occur in the school district calendar year after year,
indicating to me that this is not an oversight. It appears
very deliberate. The Christian holidays are being mini-
mized, if not completely denied in the Sarasota district.
You may be sure that I will consider this sort of thing
in selecting the Florida community in which I will reside.
Gary Pallone, Anna Maria

Responsible stewardship
There is a significant difference between editorial
comment focused toward objective, factual reporting and
that slanted toward the goal of promoting controversy and
the sale of your publication.
Your recent comments on the dynamics of the selec-
tion of a vice mayor [of Anna Maria City] is a classic ex-
ample of your not truly taking time to think before you
commit your pen to paper.
The first and foremost objective of our mayor, in the
selection of a vice mayor, was one's qualification. Succes-
sion planning, assuring that the most qualified candidate
be nominated, was obviously not the most important cri-
teria on the mayor's mind. Neither he nor you understand
what responsible stewardship is really all about. You both
need to wake up.
John F. Thomas, Anna Maria City


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THE ISLANDER N MARCH 14, 2001 0 PAGE 7


Anna Maria's so-called 'nuisance permits' vaporize


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
With a unanimously approved resolution, Anna
Maria City commissioners threw out regulations re-
quiring permits for some home projects.
"The majority of permit exceptions consist of ex-
emptions for minor home maintenance projects under
$1,000," wrote Building Official Bob Welch in a
memo. "I do not feel that any of the exempted items
will affect the health, safety or welfare of the City of
Anna Maria."
He explained the main change was to put the pro-
cedures in writing and to incorporate a dollar amount
so that "the public can easily identify those situations
where a permit is not required."
Welch said the situations in which a building per-
mit would not be required are:
SOrdinary household repairs that cost under $1,000,
excluding replacement of exterior doors and windows.


By Diana Bogan
Islander Correspondent
The Holmes Beach City Commission unanimously
approved a cooperative funding agreement between the
city and the Southwest Florida Water Management
District to provide stormwater management improve-
ments on 49th and 52nd Streets west of Gulf Drive.
"This is the first project in a series of stormwater
basin improvements based on the recommendations of
Swiftmud's 1996 stormwater study," said Joe Duennes,
the city's superintendent of public works.
"Haverkos Court is traditionally one of the worst
areas that floods," Duennes said. "The improvements
won't eliminate flooding, but will decrease the amount
of flood water."
Proposed improvements include installing two 15-
byL24-ipch yeinfoqrced concrete pipes on each side of


This includes the replacement of portions of stairs, steps,
railings, porch decks and supports, wood siding and fas-
cia, roof systems, dock platforms, pilings, screen doors,
interior doors and interior finishes, fences and shutters.
Replacement of light fixtures, ceiling fans and
plumbing fixtures will not require permits unless addi-
tional electrical or plumbing work is required.
Replacement of household appliances such as
dishwashers and water heaters, unless additional wir-
ing or plumbing is required.
Interior finishes such as painting, wall board or tile.
Replacement of kitchen or bath cabinetry, unless
additional wiring or plumbing is required.
Installing carpeting and floor covering.
Installing or replacing vinyl siding.
Installing dish antennas 18 inches in diameter or
smaller.
Installing indoor antennas.
Additionally, no permits are required for the fol-


the roads and inverting the road crown for a length of
750 feet on 49th street and 1,100 feet on 52nd Street.
The city is currently in the process of preparing
preliminary design plans. Aerial and field surveys have
already been completed and the city hopes to have
plans finalized by July 2001.
The total cost of the project is estimated to be
$175,000. Swiftmud will reimburse the city up to 50 per-
cent of the cost, $87,500, and Holmes Beach will contrib-
ute the same amount of money. Mayor Carol Whitmore
advised the commission that the cost to the city will come
out of its existing budget.
Duennes will serve as the project manager. Holmes
Beach is responsible for soliciting design consultants
and contractors as well as supervising and managing
the project. Swiftmud will give final approval on the
project.


lowing mechanical work:
Portable heating appliance.
Portable ventilation equipment.
Portable cooling unit.
Steam, hot or chilled water piping within any
heating or cooling equipment regulated by mechanical
code.
Welch's list includes other items, but he cautions,
"Although these items are excluded, all repairs must
meet the standards of the building code in effect at the
time of the repair."
Welch suggests that people consult the building
department to see whether or not they need a permit for
whatever project they undertake.
He also says, just as a guideline, a building permit is
required to alter or construct any building or structure.


Design standards for Cortez
to be aired at meeting
Standards for new construction in Cortez, de-
signed to keep the historic fishing village as it is
today, will be discussed at a meeting Thursday,
March 15.
The meeting of Cortez Waterfronts Florida
will begin at 7 p.m. at 4523 123rd St. Ct. W., the
old firehouse turned community center and Wa-
terfronts headquarters. The agenda includes the
old schoolhouse building and its refurbishing,
which has been delayed, and the memorial to
Cortez fishermen lost at sea, for which a pro-
posed design is complete.
The home design standards focus on mini-
mizing properties so big they would dwarf exist-
ing houses, building on vacant lots, special pro-
cedures to help preserve historic buildings, and
making sure any waterfront development is com-
patible with the character of the village.
The state's plans to widen Cortez Road through
the village and install a left-turn lane, opposed by
much of Cortez, also will be discussed.


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Anna Maria Commission set to get 'business' in order


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria City's codes haven't been organized
and put in order since 1996.
That is about to change.
Commissioners voted unanimously at their March
8 meeting to spend almost $6,000 to create a book that
organizes all of the city's codes in logical order.
City Clerk Alice Baird explained that the city will
contract with the Municipal Code Corporation.
"What they'll do is take all the additional codes and
ordinances the city has adopted since the last codifica-
tion was done," Baird said.
"The codes and ordinances will be reviewed by the
company's legal staff to make sure they are not in con-


Cortez villagers took their traffic alarm to
Manatee Board of County Commissioners meeting
Tuesday, March 13, requesting that the Cortez
Road-widening process be delayed and that traffic
be slowed by enforcement.
Several citizens spoke at the commission meet-
ing to protest the county's support of Florida De-
partment of Trasportation plans to widen Cortez
Road and build a left-turn lane up its center.
A left-turn lane would only encourage traffic to
greater speeds, said Donald Blevas, and it's already
going too fast. Flashing lights, road striping and
warning signs would be more helpful, he said.
Richard Culbreath said he represented a solid
group of Cortezians who oppose widening the road


flict with state or federal law or any of Anna Maria's
other codes and ordinances.
"Then they'll merge all existing codes and ordi-
nances, creating a new document, up-to-date and in
order," Baird said.
Commissioner John Michaels said, "When I was
on the planning and zoning board, there was quite a bit
of difficulty because there were changes that weren't
in our packets."
-Commissioners voted unanimously to do a
$5,917.90 line-item transfer in the budget to get the
codification done.
That was one item commissioners agreed on in a
meeting that lasted more than four hours.
The majority of the meeting was spent wrestling


and proposed instead that he county ask the
Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organi-
zation to stop the whole DOT project.
They and other speakers stressed their belief
that strict enforcement of traffic laws would better
control Cortez Road problems.
Commission Chairman Joe McClash said his
understanding was that county and state staffs are
still working on plans and will bring them to the
commission before any work is done.
Commissioner Jane von Hahmann, who lives in
Cortez, said DOT's plans will be discussed a meeting
of the Cortez Waterfronts organization at 7 p.m.
Thursday, March 15. at the Waterfronts office in the
Cortez Community Center, 4523 123rd St. Ct.


over the matter of selecting a vice mayor for the city -
an issue that remains unresolved as the selection of a
vice mayor was tabled until at least the next commis-
sion meeting.
In other business, commissioners asked Public
Works Director Anne Beck to come up with a priori-
tized list of projects the city needs to tackle.
Beck had been asked by Commissioner Tom
Skoloda to come to the meeting with the list, and she
got up and explained to commissioners the difficulties
of figuring out the costs of projects, especially those
requiring engineering studies to comply with state and
federal regulations.
Michaels told Beck he thought what Skoloda
wanted was just a list of blocked drains, streets that
need to be repaired, what city buildings need repair and
what projects she feels her department should under-
take.
Commissioner Jay Hill said, "In November, we
asked for this. What I've been looking for since No-
vember is a list. We understand the problems and do
not want a long discourse on each item; just a list of
what needs to be done."
Beck said, "With the multiple agencies ordering
how we do things, we do need engineering studies and
that does come into costing."
She asked what the commission wanted, three of
four suggestions for fixes, or what.
Skoloda said, "There's too much detail here. Don't
even worry about the estimated cost if we can have the
list before the next meeting. We need an overall list.
We can't discuss anything without a starting ground."
Beck agreed to prepare a list.
In other action, the commission agreed to accept the
Sept. 30, 2000, audit and agreed to allow the Sign of the
Mermaid restaurant to serve beer and wine with meals.


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THE ISLANDER 0 MARCH 14, 2001 E PAGE 9


Island author churns out his second novel


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Dick Hennessey, who waited for retirement and '
Anna Maria Island to become an author, has a second .
novel in print and is mulling over a third.
He describes his new novel, "Survival," as a
"tragic mystery." It is set largely on Anna Maria Island,
with ventures into other settings in this area. Many of
them are aboard a boat in Tampa Bay and other nearby
waters.
It involves a husband who sustains an industrial ''
injury that totally disables him, bringing a large finan-
cial settlement but making him completely dependent
on his wife. She bears up fairly well for awhile, and
then along comes an attractive "other man" and ....
Well, that's for the reader to take up.
The book, which Hennessey "self published," has
mercifully large readable type.
Circle Books, at 478 John Ringling Blvd. on St.
Armands Circle, will feature a signing for "Survival"
on Friday, March 23, from 2 to 4 p.m. '
It is also available at Chapters on the Island, 5910
Marina Drive. Holmes Beach; Books-A-Million in
Bradenton; and by mail from Cron Publishing Co., P.O.
Box 1251, Holmes Beach FL 34218, enclosing $12.
Hennessey's first novel, "Few Are Chosen," is a
year and a half old now and has done well, he said. It Dick Hennessey will sign
involves three young men trying to make it in Holly-
wood after World War II. That makes it at least partly When movies didn't
autobiographical, for that is where and how Hennessey banking in his hometown
spent some time after serving as a flying medic in the was active for many ye
war. retired as a branch bank

Islanders celebrate history, cherish museum


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
Things were hopping at the Island
museum Wednesday, March 7, as the
Anna Maria Island Historical Society
offered its 10th annual Island Heritage
Day celebration.
The event was a celebration of Is-
land history. It offered tours of the mu-
seum, demonstrations of 10 crafts rang-
ing from quilting to the use of gourds
and the weaving of palm fronds.
Historical Society President
Carolyne Norwood said, "It was a good
day. A perfect day. A couple hundred
people came through the museum."
Norwood said about 50 loaves of
the society's "Old Settler's" bread were
sold as well as T-shirts and miniature
models of Roser Memorial Community
Church.
"People were everywhere. Some
watched videotaped interviews made
with Island oldtimers. Some looked up
information. One person wanted to
know if we had anything on Bob Mar-
tini, a mayor in the 1940s," Norwood
said.

Natural
bird
sculpture
Anna Maria
resident
Marc
Alonso
shows fellow
Anna ,%
Marian Bill
Diamant
how he
creates his
bird designs
using
coconuts,
branches
and other .
native
materials.


"We had a lot and she was thrilled,"
Norwood said.
Children were delighted to dig in
the sandbox of "buried treasure," com-
pliments of the historical society.
Rosemary Carter demonstrated
things to create with palm fronds. Paula
Bryant showed what could be done with
gourds. Jean Taylor made baskets.
Trudy Horigan offered vintage clothing
for sale. Jean Taylor made baskets. Irene
Murphy demonstrated bead work. Mark
Alonso made bird sculptures with all
native, natural materials.
There was a lot going on. People
were donning striped prison uniforms to
have their pictures taken in the "Anna
Maria City Jail" or wandering through
the museum to see the exhibits of life on
the Island in years gone by.
Norwood said she was delighted
when a woman told her she had lived
across the street from the museum since
it was founded 10 years ago, and this
was the first time she had been to see it.
Island Heritage Day is part of an
annual countywide celebration of the
area's history.


z copies of his new novel, "Survival," Saturday. Islander Photo: Bonner Futch


t work out for him, he went into
,n, Tiqua, Ohio, where he also
:ars in community theater. He
manager in 1982 and has lived


since then in Holmes Beach.
He has his third novel sketched out loosely in his
mind, and plans to get writing when the traumas of
"Survivor's" birth have diminished.


'Bead Lady' demonstrates her craft
Islander Irene Murphy holds up a portrait she created entirely from beads. The
bead lady said she does some of her work on a loom and some by hand as she
worked her craft at the Anna Maria Island Historical Society on Island Heritage
Day, March 7. Islander Photos: Laurie Krosney


Historical explanation
Anna Maria Island Historical Society charter member and museum docent
Elizabeth Moss dressed in period costume for Island Heritage Day. Here, she
explains a point to visitor George Wolney of Minneapolis.





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FISH hauls in almost $40,000
during Cortez fishing festival
The Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage in
Cortez made some significant headway at the 19th
Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival.
Karen Bell, one of the festival organizers, said
FISH netted $39,450 during the two-day event. That
money will be used to make part of the first payment
on 95 acres of mangrove wetlands and uplands imme-
diately east of Cortez.
FISH is buying the land as a buffer and to save one
of the last pieces of untouched waterfront on Sarasota Bay.
FISH has scheduled a membership meeting at 7
p.m., Thursday, March 22, at the Cortez Community
Center (the old firehouse), 4523 123rd St. Ct., where
members will decide how much they want to pay on the
first installment.
The group is buying the property for $250,000 plus
interest and has four years to pay the tab.
Anyone interested in sending a tax-deductible do-
nation to FISH can write FISH, P.O. Box 606, Cortez
FL 34216, or American Bank, 4702 Cortez Rd. W.,
Bradenton, FL 34210. You can also call Bell at A.P.
Bell fish house, 794-1249.
Checks should be made payable to "The FISH Pre-
serve."
For the record, Donna Zacharias of Cortez won the
quilt raffled off at the festival and D. Hurdley of St.
Petersburg won the castnet created by Thomas "Blue"
Fulford of Cortez.

Special beginning computer class
starting at Island school
Registration has opened for a special beginning
computer class starting March 26 at the Jim Kronus
Technology Center at Anna Maria Elementary School.
The course will be presented by the Manatee Tech-
nical Institute's Community Education Department
from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday and Wednesdays for nine
sessions, totaling 18 hours of computer instruction.
Cost is $60, plus a $7 lab fee.
Interested persons may register and obtain detailed
information by calling 751-7900, extension 1092.

Parents discuss discipline
problems Thursday evening
Parents will discuss problems with maintaining dis-
cipline over their offspring when the Parent Support
Group meets at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria City.
Shirley Romberger, the Center's family therapist, will
lead the group. Babysitting is available for those who
notify the Center in advance. Details may be obtained at
778-1908.

Greek food next Wednesday
at Church of Annunciation
A Greek supper will be served from 5 to 7 p.m.
Wednesday, March 21, in the parish hall of the Episcopal
Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach.
Authentic Greek food is promised by the sponsors.
Tickets are on sale at the church office for $8 per person.
Tickets and further information are available at 778-1638.


'Art of Spiritual Dreaming'
workshop set at Tingley
A workshop on "The Art of Spiritual Dreaming"
will be the topic of a workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. Sat-
urday, March 17, at the Tingley Memorial Library, 111
Second St. N., Bradenton Beach.
The workshop will be led by local clergy of
Eckankar, "religion of the light and sound of God."
Further details are available at 779-0825.

Roser church schedules brunch
A pancake brunch will be served from 8 a.m. un-
til noon Saturday, March 17, at Roser Memorial Com-
munity Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City.
The brunch will be $3 for adults, $1.50 for children
under 12. Details are available at 778-0414.


Gamble Plantation chief
talks to historical society
John Trevethan, president of the Gamble
Plantation Preservation Alliance, will discuss
the plantation at a meeting of the Anna Maria
Island Historical Society at 7:30 p.m. Monday,
March 19, at the Anna Maria City Hall.
A docent there for 12 years, he will tell of
the only surviving antebellum plantation home
in South Florida and of Major Gamble, who
settled there in 1844. Trevethan will detail archi-
tectural information and period furnishings of
the mansion in Ellenton.
Also at the meeting, tickets for the "Remem-
ber When" dinner and pageant on March 31 will
be on sale for $12. Further information may be
obtained by calling 778-0492.


Spring Break Camp
next week at Center
Youngsters are to be enrolled this week for Spring
Break Camp next week at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave, Anna Maria City.
The camp will run from March 19 through 23, with
activities at the Center as well as daily field trips. The
trips leave at 9 a.m. and destinations include Bradenton
Lanes, Smuggler's Cove, Chuck E Cheese's and Mote
Marine Laboratory.
Campers may be dropped off at the Center as early
as 7 a.m. and must be picked up by 6 p.m. Parents must
provide lunches daily.
Pre-enrollment is required, said the Center. Cost is
$65 per child. Further information may be obtained at
778-1908.

Privateers chief
vies to kiss a pig
Mitch Stewart is quite busy leading the Anna
Maria Island Privateers and making a living as an
alarm-system engineer now he's competing for
the right to kiss a pig.
He's entered competition with seven others to
kiss a pig at a public festival. Like the Privateers'
work, it's for youngsters a benefit for the Boys
and Girls Club of Manatee County.
The club serves 2,000 children every year, he
said, through its four facilities in the county. "Being
just a big kid myself," he wrote prospective donors,
"I know first hand the importance of these clubs, as
I attended the downtown Bradenton facility as a
youth and later coached flag football there."
He will collect kiss-a-pig points by collecting
donations: "You want to see me kiss a live hog, send
money."
Make checks payable to Boys & Girls Club of
Manatee County Inc., note on the check that it's for
Stewart, and mail it to Kiss-a-Pig Contest, P.O. Box
280, Bradenton FL 34206. The deadline is April 9.
Official ballots, with envelopes, may be ob-
tained by calling 761-2582 or from Stewart at 748-
2143.
The climactic kiss will come at the opening cer-
emonies of the Florida Heritage Festival Grand Pa-
rade on April 28 at Hawkins Stadium at Manatee
High School, 902 33rd St. Ct. W., Bradenton.

Privateers' thieves market
Saturday in Holmes Beach
The Anna Maria Island Privateers will stage a
thieves' market from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday,
March 17, at the Holmes Beach City Hall field, 5900
block of Marina Drive.
Vendors spaces still may be obtained by calling
794-6972 or 747-7778, said Privateers Treasurer
Stan Weyman. Rentals are $20 per 10-by-20-foot
space.
The market will offer collectibles, books, crafts,
tools, jewelry, antiques, clothing, pottery, fresh veg-
etables and other items, Weyman said. He added that
there is plenty of free parking.
Proceeds go to the nonprofit Privateers' youth
programs, many of them through the Anna Maria
Island Community Center.


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classic comedy that reminds those of us too old to remember vaudeville just what it was we've lost." The play
opens Friday, March 16. The Island Players theater is located at the corner of Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue in
Anna Maria. Curtain times are 8 p.m. except for two Sunday matinees, which start at 2 p.m. There is no
performance Mondays. Tickets are $12. To purchase, call the box office at 778-5755, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. the week
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Flag flown at half-mast at Island school


Anna Maria Elementary School flew the
American flag at half mast last week to honor the
students that died in a school shooting in California.
All Manatee County schools and school support
centers were asked by the school board to partici-
pate in in the tribute.
A letter from Superintendent Dan Nolan was
sent home to parents explaining that any threats
of violence in Manatee County are investigated
thoroughly by school officials and sheriff's depu-


ties.
The school district went on record to say that
despite rumors, no actual threats have been made
against local students or the schools.
Parents were encouraged to take the opportu-
nity to talk to their kids about the ways in which
teasing, bullying and spreading rumors can contrib-
ute to school violence.
If you have a question or concern, call the Is-
land school at 708-5525.


Obituaries


Joseph Lee Beverly Jr.
Joseph Lee Beverly Jr., 73, of Anna Maria, died
March 11.
Born in Tampa, Mr. Beverly came to Manatee
County from Lake City in 1993. He was a retired chief
warrant officer from the U.S. Army after 23 years and
served in World War II and the Korean and Vietnam
wars. He was a public school teacher in Georgia and
Florida for 20 years. He was a member of the Retired
Army Officers Association. He attended Roser Memo-
rial Community Church.
Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday,
March 14, at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512
Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Memorial contributions may
be made to Roser, P.O. Box 247, Anna Maria FL
34216. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island Chapel,
was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Catherine; daughter Dr.
Cheryl Lea Beverly of Harrisburg, Va.; sons Dr. Joseph
Lee III of Urbana, Ill., and Capt. Charles Paul of Crown
Point, Ind.; sisters Marie Beverly Corcoran of Tampa
and Caroline Beverly Shearous of Kathleen, Ga.; and
five grandchildren.

Carroll Norman Mosher
Carroll Norman Mosher, 85, of Plainfield, N.H.,
and Anna Maria City, died March 5 in Windsor, Vt.
Born in Stanstead, Quebec, Canada, Mr. Mosher
had been a winter resident of Anna Maria since
1972. He served in the Canadian Army during World
War II. He was retired from the Goodyear Tire &
Rubber Co. in Windsor. He was former owner of
Plainfield Lawnmower Service. He was a member of
the American Legion Post #25 in Plainfield, the Odd


Fellows, the United Rubber Workers, AFL-CIO, the
Plainfield Historical Society and the Plainfield Com-
munity Church.
Services were March 10 at Plainfield Community
Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the
Northwest Baptist Church Building Fund,.P.O. Box
14817, Bradenton FL 34280.
He is survived by wife Emma; son Gary of
Vancouver, B.C.; stepson Arthur Shepard; stepdaugh-
ters Joan Poland of Anna Maria Island, Gladys
Chroniak of Rancho Cordova, Calif., and Linda Stone
of Windsor; two grandchildren; 12 step-grandchildren;
and 16 great-grandchildren.

Anthony D. Pirrone
Anthony D. Pirrone, 79, of Bradenton, died March
11.
Born in Bronx, N.Y., Mr. Pirrone came to Mana-
tee County from Mount Vernon, N.Y., in 1972. He was
owner and operator of Harbor Lights Motel, Bradenton
Beach. He was a dress manufacturer. He served in the
U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of
the Board of Realtors. He was Catholic.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday,
March 14, at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, 3904
Cortez Road W., Bradenton. Services will be at I
p.m. Thursday, March 15, at Saints Peter and Paul
The Apostles Catholic Church, 2850 75th St. W.,
Bradenton. Burial will be in Manasota Memorial
Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the
American Heart Association, P.O. Box 15587,
Sarasota FL 34277-1587.
He is survived by daughter Toninne "Toni" Pyle of
Sarasota and son John of Bradenton.


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Trash, treasure sale


at Heritage Days event


Headed by an Anna Maria Island denizen, a "trash
and treasure" sale will be a feature of the Heritage Days
open house Saturday, March 17, at Manatee Village
Historical Park.
Gib Bergquist of Holmes Beach is chairman of the
sale committee and said he has been working on his
Aunt Eugenia's advice: "Throw out 'til it hurts, then
throw out 'til it feels good."
Bergquist is an original Florida cracker, born in
Florida and returned to Florida after a career in the FBI.
He and other volunteers are still collecting the de-
tritus of spring housecleaning around Manatee County.
Items of every description are being gathered at the
meeting room of the park, Manatee Avenue and 15th
Street.
What they've got and need more of are limited
only by a housecleaning's yield and the


housecleaner's imagination. A quick tour of a yard
sale or flea market would produce a reliable list of
what's acceptable.
A full program is scheduled at the historical park
during the open house Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4
p.m. Entertainment, food, music, magic, pioneer arts
and crafts, Civil War reenactments and other features
are planned.
Other coming Island-connected events in Mana-
tee Heritage Days include Cortez backwater history
cruises on Wednesdays, March 14 and 21;.Cortez
Fishing Village Heritage Day Friday, March 30,
with guided walking tours and video on commercial
fishing; and Cortez Natives and More picnic at noon
Saturday, March 31, at the Fulford Fish House.
The Island's Heritage Day was March 7 at the his-
torical museum in Anna Maria City.


Insurance company raises safety concerns

for new Holmes Beach ball field


By Diana Bogan
Islander Correspondent
The Florida League of Cities Inc., which provides
the city of Holmes Beach with insurance, sent a risk
control specialist out to evaluate the safety of the new
Birdie Tebbetts Field.
Wayne Anderson, the specialist who evaluated the
field, claims that the current condition of the backstop
and adjoining fence area does not provide enough pro-
tection from foul balls.
Anderson recommended that additional fencing
and foul ball nets be installed to minimize potential
damage to property or pedestrians.
Mayor Carol Whitmore took this concern into con-
sideration and discussed it with the city's safety corn-


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"The fence that is installed meets the standard for
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Bray Park in Bradenton. Sarasota High School is the
only one I'm aware of that has higher fencing."
The city is not required to follow every recommen-
dation made by the Florida League of Cities, however
it does have to acknowledge the concerns and address
them directly.
Whitmore has taken the concerns under advise-
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Ukrainian folk art and Byzantine icons, which she
will demonstrate from I to 3 p.m. Friday, March 16.
She is pictured here with a display of her work and
daughter Nadia Trycieckyj-Esterbrook at her open-
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Poland of Ukrainian parents and apprenticed with
her father and uncle before coming to the United
States in 1950. She has been honored for her work
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Commissioner von Hahmann
meets Democrats Monday
Manatee County Commissioner Jane von
Hahmann will address the Anna Maria Island Demo-
cratic Club when it meets at noon Monday, March 19,
at the Beach House Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive,
Bradenton Beach.
The commissioner will discuss current issues and
the county's future. She was elected last fall from Dis-
trict 3, which includes the Island, Cortez and west
Bradenton.
Reservations are not necessary for the Dutch treat
luncheon, said the club's president, Dale de Haan. Fur-
ther information may be obtained by calling 778-9287.


Island's power squadron
has 'change of watch'
Terry E. Holland was installed as commander of
the Anna Maria Island Power Squadron in "change of
watch" ceremonies at the Bradenton Yacht Club in
Palmetto.
William C. Lucas, U.S. Power Squadron district
commander, presided over the installation. Other
guests included Coast Guard Capt. Walter S. Miller and
Commander Raymond Paysour.
Others installed were Wayne Welch, executive
officer; Braxton R. Ezell, education officer; Paul
Vannette, administrative officer; Claudette Kenney,
secretary; Mel Dietrich, treasurer; Kenneth Guscott,
assistant education officer; Barbara O. Bridge, assistant
secretary; and Harold Tanner, assistant treasurer.


St. Bernard fashion show
next week
The annual fashion show of the St. Bernard Catho-
lic Church Women's Guild will be at noon Wednesday,
March 21, a the church's Wellsmiller Hall, 248 S. Har-
bor Drive, Holmes Beach.
Guild members will model fashions from Beall's
department store. Tickets at $10 must be purchased by
Saturday, March 17, by calling Nina Compton at 778-
3397, or Marian Van Winkle at 778-7865.
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The Toccoa Falls Concert Choir will present a concert of Christian music at 7 p.m. Friday, March 16, at the


Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria
be singing with the choir.


Spring concert by county's
oldest band is Sunday
The annual spring concert by the Manatee Com-
munity Band, which includes folks from Anna Maria
Island on its roster, will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday,
March 18, at the Manatee High School auditorium,
902 33rd St. Ct. W., Bradenton.
The 65-piece band is believed to be the oldest
such organization in Manatee County, 100 years plus.
Its musicians range in age from 15 to 88, two of
whom are Islanders Larry Bussin and Burrell
Maschek.
The concert will feature music from "Les
Miserables" under the direction of Ed Ayola. There
is no admission charge, with seating on a first-come,
first-served basis. The concert organizers ask those
attending to be seated and subdued by 2:25 p.m.


City. Islander Pam Taylor, a junior at the college, will


Proclamation correction
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Holmes Beach proclamation to name the new youth
baseball field there for the late Birdie Tebbetts stated
Mr. Tebbetts was instrumental in providing the base-
ball field in Anna Maria in 1959.
According to the late Wyatt Blassingame's histori-
cal sketch of Anna Maria, written for the 1961 dedica-
tion, the Anna Maria ballfield was "a rough ball park
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death of his son Benjie, Bennie Scanio began what was
by no means a one-man drive to improve the youth
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St. Patrick's Day is Saturday, Island events to


By Jim O'Hanson
Islander Correspondent
You are hereby challenged to mention something,
anything, that an Irishman won't argue about.
Try St. Patrick, for instance. His big day is Satur-
day, March 17. And, in the contrary Irish way, it's the
day of his death we celebrate, not his birthday.
Mention that he drove the snakes out of Ireland -
there never were any there at all at all, but you can be
sure of a spirited colloquy. Just because you're both
there.
Mention that old Paddy was half Italian, and you'll
no doubt get many offers of a punch on the snoot.
He was, actually, the son of a Roman officer sta-
tioned in England, according to fairly reliable histori-
cal accounts. Born in Wales about 385 A.D., he was
named Maewyn and how Irish is that now?
Irish raiders took him from his village when was 16
or so and sold him as a slave in their home territory.. He
is described in several accounts as "becoming closer to
God" during his captivity. As well he might: It's akin to
a soldier's foxhole faith, convinced by remarkable events.
He hauled out of there in the dark of night after six
years and ended up in Gaul, where he studied in a
monastery and decided his calling was to convert the
heathen. Not the last Irishman to make such a decision,
you will note.
Under a new name, Patrick, he became bishop of
Ireland and did so well the establishment Druids had
him thrown in the pokey several times, although he
always dug or conned his way out. He ended up estab-
lishing monasteries and churches and schools all over
the island, retiring to County Down after 30 years and
dying March 17, 461.
His big day was originally a Catholic holy day but
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forever. Every March 17, they prove it again with cel-
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THE ISLANDER 0 MARCH 14, 2001 0 PAGE 15


Deadline near to name birdwatching trail sites


Two weeks remain for birdwatchers to nominate
their West Florida birding sites for the western section
of the Great Florida Birding Trail.
Up to this point,'the Manatee County Audubon
Society has suggested four local vantage points from
which to watch birds. A couple more north of
Bradenton have been nominated.
Chiko Haramaki. director and ex-president of
Manatee Audubon, said the trail is to be developed and
open for bird fans in early 2002. The 18-county east-
ern section opened last fall. The western portion has 21


counties from Manatee north.
Nominated as especially rewarding sites are Bean
Point and Leffis Key on Anna Maria Island, Beer Can
Island on Longboat Key and a protected mangrove is-
land in the area known as "the Kitchen" just off Star
Fish Co. in Cortez.
Deadline for nominations is March 30. Forms and
detailed directions may be obtained from Julie
Brashears, trail coordinator, at (850) 922-0664, or
brashej @gfc.state.fl.us.
What the birding trail selection group considers in


a suggested site are ecological significance, birding
characteristics, physical and legal access, economic
significance, maintenance support, educational signifi-
cance and public facilities.
Brashears said birders are a strong asset as visitors
in that "unlike traditional tourists, for whom Florida
paves and drains, these tourists prefer our state wild,"
She quoted a Newsweek magazine article stating
that between now and 2050, the only major outdoor
activity that will grow faster than the national popula-
tion is birdwatching.


Flight path set over mid-Longboat Key maybe


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
In its third "final" decision, federal airline regula-
tors have decreed a commercial jet flight path over
mid-Longboat Key, but it won't happen soon.
The controversy has been boiling off and on for
years, and very similar orders were issued by the Fed-
eral Aviation Administration twice before. Both times
the FAA rescinded its own edict.
Last week the agency once again set the airline
flight path from Sarasota-Bradenton International Air-
port over the center of the key, and this order is sure to
be fought as were the first two.
It's too early to decide whether to take the case to
court, said Town Attorney David Persson.
"The document is 100 pages thick," he said, "so it
will take awhile to sort through carefully before I can
recommend anything."
The Longboat Key Town Commission will begin
discussing this development in the old battle at a work-
shop meeting Thursday, March 15, at town hall. The
commission and staff and attorney will have to consult
with the town's Washington, D.C., attorneys before
proceeding, said Commissioner Jim Patterson.
He pointed out that the current prescribed flight
path takes planes out over Sarasota Bay on takeoff,


then a turn north up the bay and then left over Longboat
Pass and Coquina Beach on Anna Maria Island to be
released by the control tower at 3,000 feet altitude.
The only hitch in that plan is that many pilots ig-
nore it and fly straight off the runway, he said, which
takes their noise over Longboat residences.
The nec\v deal can't go into effect until the airport
completes a 2,500-foot, $10 million extension of the
main runway. No. 32.
Person recalled that the FAA issued the first for-
mal order in the case in 1998 but \\ithdrcw it under


One Island student attending Martha B. King
Middle School was expelled for a year and two other
Islanders were suspended for 10 days each after they
were caught with marijuana on the school campus.
The student was expelled for a year because he was
selling marijuana, according to King Principal Terry
Lux.
Three other students who live in Bradenton also
were caught with marijuana at school and suspended,
bringing the total to six for the year, according to as-
sistant principal Joe Roberts.
"It seems like it's more prevalent than it used to
be," Roberts said. "This year we're up to six. Just a few


pressure from Longboat, and ordered more study of
noise impacts. It repeated itself later and took that one
back, too, calling for an environmental impact state-
ment.
Although the FAA and the airport's executive di-
rector, Fred Piccolo, claimed the decision was a victory
for both sides, Persson said that its only beneficiary was
a big new development north of El Conquistador.
A noise abatement program also would be required
under the FAA's order, but only 18 homes on the main-
land would suffer more noise under the new plan.


Island middle schoolers expelled, suspended for possessing pot


years ago I maybe saw one student the entire year with
marijuana. It's a shame. It's devastating."
None of the students was arrested.
For matters of this magnitude, students are sus-
pended for 10 days on their first offense and may re-
duce that to five days if they go through the schools,
SAFE drug awareness program. SAFE is the acronym
for Substance Abuse Facts Education.
For a second offense, a student can be expelled for
one year and may not attend a Manatee County public
school during that time. Some students then opt to go
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British woman arrested for
battery, abuse of mother
A woman from England vacationing on
Anna Maria Island with her mother was arrested
March 11 for abuse and battery of her 78-year-
old mother, according to Holmes Beach Police.
Maureen Reynolds, of Avenue E in Holmes
Beach, was charged with choking and slapping
her mother in the Manatee County Public Beach
parking lot Sunday night, police wrote in a report.
Holmes Beach police reported that Maureen
Reynolds got upset with her mother, who was in
a wheelchair, and wheeled her mother "roughly
away" to the parking lot.
While doing so, Reynolds ran her mother's
foot into a concrete parking bumper, the report
states. When her mother screamed, Reynolds tore
off her shoe and slammed it into her mother's lap.
In the parking lot, Reynolds "grabbed her
mother by the throat and repeatedly slapped her
mother in the face," according to the report.
Reynolds told four witnesses who saw the
attack that she was sick of taking care of her
mother and that they could take her home with
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12 plants around Florida called the Dirty Dozen. The
Tampa Electric Co. plant in Parrish is one of them,
Compton said.
Steve Tyndal, port special projects director, said he
expects Williams Co. to start working at the port this
month in expectation of pipe to come in May.
Tyndal said he hadn't heard much about protests
from environmentalists regarding digging up the Gulf s
hard bottom.
The port has set aside 190 acres for the Gulfstream
project. Williams has taken the first 70 acres and later
this month will take the next 70, Tyndal said. They
have an option on the remaining 50 acres.
The entire project is expected to employ 5,000
workers, 600 of those in Manatee County and many of
them experienced pipeline employees.
The pipeline is the delivery system and Williams
Co. charge the oil companies a transmission fee. The
Gulfstream Pipeline will interconnect with a series of
pipelines and theoretically the gas will come from al-
most anyplace.
Building the pipeline will happen in both directions.
One of the first sections laid will take place on a spoil
island near the port. When the pipe reaches the eastern tip
of the spoil island, Williams will perform "directional
drilling" that will go under the aquatic preserve and come
ashore at the port, then proceed to the east coast.
The directional drilling seems to be the only way,
Compton said.
"There's a whole different concern," Compton said.
"Williams and Gulfstream did mitigation in the Terra Ceia
aquatic zone. It was in need of restoration and part of the
permit to Gulfstream demanded it in part for getting the
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Holmes Beach police establish new system


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Islander Correspondent
Holmes Beach city commissioners passed an or-
dinance, with one dissenting vote from Commis-
sioner Rich Bohnenberger, to allow police officers
to receive payment for special services directly from
a contractor.
Special police services are those assignments
that fall outside the normal duties of the department,
such as providing additional security for special
events, special traffic assistance and crowd control.
These duties are performed by request and indi-
vidual officers are not required by the department to
provide them. Officers volunteer their time to take
on special service assignments.
In the past, organizations or individuals request-
ing special services were billed by city hall and the
city in turn paid the officer. The new ordinance al-
lows for the contractor to provide payment directly
to the police officer.
"The only hang-up in the old system was the way
the pay was done," said Police Chief Jay Romine. "A
federal court case in New Jersey recently came to my
attention where the police department in New
Brunswick was handling special service assignments
the way we were. The court ruled that, through the city,
officers were entitled to payment equal to time-and-a-
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Hey, look this over
Visitors to the Anna Maria Island Springfest art and craft show demonstrate discriminating shopping,
looking over items from booth to booth, including these windchimes, bird houses and original pieces
crafted of pottery and shells and other found objects. Islander Photo: Bonner Futch


Saggy
balloons
Saggy Aggy,
everyone's favorite r
clown, creates a
dog from a balloon
for one of the .
young guests at
Anna Maria Island
Springfest art "
show -while the %\
littlest one waits to
hear it pop.
Islander Photo: .
Bonner Futch i


Wood
detailing
dubbed
winner
Jeffery Nelson
of Hudson
River Inlay in
Ossining, N.Y.,
shows his best-
of-show wood
marquetry in
the three-
dimensional
category at the
Anna Maria
Island
Springfest art
show. He
earned a $400
cash award for
his craft.
Islander Photo:
Bonner Futch


Alka-Seltzer moment
Crowds of visitors to the Anna Maria Island Springfest art and
craft show reinforce themselves with classic event food such as
Italian sausage sandwiches and Pennsylvania Dutch funnel
cakes. Can you say heartburn? Islander Photo: Bonner Futch


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Harmon's eye catches judges' eyes
John Harmon of Berea, Ohio, took home best of show
in the two-dimensional category and $400 for his
photographic images at the Anna Maria Island
Springfest. Islander Photo: Bonner Futch

Harmon, Nelson awarded

Springfest best of show
John Harmon's photography and Jeffery Nelson's
wood inlays took best-of-show awards, one for realism
and one for realism in wood.
Harmon's prize was in the two-dimensional cat-
egory and, Nelson's came.in three-dimensional.
First place in two-dimensional went to Dennis
Stuart for painting and three-dimensional was awarded
to Joseph Rotella for his sculptures.
Merit awards were presented to the following: oil
and acrylics to Gene Roberds; watercolor to Jim
Wilshire; graphics/pastels to Linda Molto; jewelry to
Harry Ristow; photography to Jade Gates; mixed me-
dia to Helen DeForge; glass to Jim Karg; pottery to
Andrew Wender; wood to Frank Miranda; fiber/paper
to Betty Johnson; sculpture to Jimmy Langford; and
creative crafts to Heman Harris.


Boutique goodies Fancy, fishy flush
Folks pick out some of their favorite baked Sissy Quinn pulls the plug on the unusual toilet
goods at the tour of homes boutique outside the invented by her husband Tom. Folks couldn't
Quinn cottage on North Bay Boulevard in Anna wait to see Quinn flush the "fish tank." Tom built
Maria. Gifts, trinkets, plaques and baked goods two tanks, one serving as a reservoirforflushing
were prepared by tour volunteers. Islander similar to days of old and inside that tank, an
Photo: Bonner Futch aquarium. Islander Photo: Bonner Futch


Tour of Homes raises $26,000 for Center


The 2001 edition of the Anna Maria Island
Tour of Homes last weekend cleared $26,000,
which was $4,500 more than last year, said Herta
Bowes, who chaired the event.
Of that high figure, $4,500 came from the raffle
of the "Life on Anna Maria" quilt, Island scenes im-
mortalized by the local quilters known as "Eyeland
Needlers."
Lucky winner of the quilt was Florence Curtis
of Babson Park in eastern Polk County, who also


has a house and a sister, Anne Home, in Anna
Maria.
Bowes said 1,300 people made the tour of four
outstanding Island homes "That's the figure we
got when we found we had only 200 tickets left
from the 1,500 we started with," she said.
The boutique, which the tour operated at the
Quinn home in Anna Maria City, raised $2,700 and
the lunch served across the street-from the Quinns'
at Bayfront Park cleared $1,500.


















By Paul Roat
"You have some of the cleanest
beaches in the United States here in
Southwest Florida."
That's the word from Charles Barr,
a project manager with the Center For
Marine Conservation, a Virginia Beach,
Va.-based organization that has sur-
veyed trash and litter collected along the
shore for the past five years at 140 sites
in the nation, including Puerto Rico and
the Virgin Islands.
Barr was on the Island last Saturday
to honor two groups of dedicated volun-
teers who have participated in the sam-
pling study. Plaques and other gifts were
awarded to Cub Scout Pack 7 for its ef-
forts in Holmes Beach, and the Green
Dream Team Henry and Connie
Drescher, Berneitta Kays and Linda
Sanders for their cleanup work in
Bradenton Beach.
The reason for the tidy coastal area
in this part of the state, Barr said, was
due to the Loop Current in the Gulf of
Mexico. The clockwise current starts off


the Yucatan Peninsula and carries de-
bris onto Texas, Louisiana and other
beaches to the north before swinging
south along Florida's west coast.
The result, Barr said, was most of the
trash was deposited on other beaches be-
fore it reaches Southwest Florida.
That's not to say the beaches of
Anna Maria Island are totally pristine.
The Scouts and the Green Dream Team
collected 2,486 items in their three-
time-a-year pickups from 1996-2000.
The leading litter was straws, fol-
lowed by metal beverage cans. Other
significant trash collected was plastic
bottles, sheets of plastic, plastic bags
and fishing line.
Most of the debris collected was
what Barr called "land based," mean-
ing it originated from land rather than
the Gulf. For Holmes Beach, the land-
based trash amounted to about 57 per-
cent of the total; in Bradenton Beach.
land-based debris came to 61 percent.
Barr said he planned to continue
the program for another five years.


THE ISLANDER E MARCH 14, 2001 0 PAGE 19
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Marine debris collectors
Members of Cub Scout Pack 7 were honoredfor their volunteer efforts by the
Center for Marine Conservation with a lunch and certificates. Pictured from left,
bottom, are Mickey 'Bannon, Andrew Fortenberty, Brendan Poirier, Christo-
pher Callahan, Alex Burgess, Justin Suca, Danny Krokroskia and Peyton Phillips.
Middle row, from left, Kevin Callahan, Christopher Mowry, Joshua Scheible, Ted
Gajda, David Gajda, Clay Barlow, Garrett Secor and Darren Phillips. Back row,
from left, Center for Marine Conservation's Charles Barr, Kenny Burns, Billy
Krokroskia, CMC's Lisa Monk, Jim Taylor and CMC's Laura Titulaer. Islander
Photo: Courtesy Jim Callahan


Horseshoe winners


Winners in the March 10 horseshoe
games were Dan Cooper of Holmes
Beach and Chris MacNamara of
Bradenton. Runners-up were Dan
Belden and Tom Markley, both of
Holmes Beach.
Winners in the March 7 games were


Roger Kipp of Bradenton and Bill
Starrett of Anna Maria. Runners-up
were Jack Cooper of Holmes Beach
and Ron Pepka of Bradenton.
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Larry Fulford: dolphin catcher, clam farmer


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
He has caught 1,000 dolphins or more
and "never lost a single one."
He is Larry Fulford, fourth-generation
Cortez commercial fisherman and the
prime dolphin catcher in southeast U.S. for
scientific programs.
He does it softly and patiently and in
shallow water: "We have to be able to
stand up to get it done safely," he said.
He may be the only fisherman in the
territoryy who can still use big nets. Com-
nercial net fishing has been banned in
nearshore waters statewide since 1995.
Fulford used the nets for fish until then and
he uses them now, but only for dolphins.
He started his esoteric work for scien-
tists around the Gulf Coast and has ex-
panded to capture dolphins and porpoises
up and down the Atlantic coast so scien-
tists can study them.
The operation begins with encircle-
ment of a group of dolphins with a long net
and easing them toward the wading scien-


tists and helpers. The desired animals are
put on stretchers, their blowholes
swabbed for cultures, bloodwork begun if
that's what is wanted, measurements of
all kinds made. All this is done quietly
and gently, Fulford said, and the dolphins
are released unharmed no more than an
hour after capture.
One big job was an assignment off
North Carolina for the National Marine
Fisheries Commission. Research there is
into effects of the enormous pollution
from hog farms, washed into streams and
into the sea by storms. Biopsies on tiny
bits of dolphin blubber provide vital in-
formation, he said.
His dolphin work here is with Dr.
Randy Wells, long a marine mammal
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Wells said Fulford is "absolutely vital to the program.
We'd never have been able to accomplish what we have
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tate his father's leg aboard their boat.
They fished together during school vacations and full
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unloading at one of the Cortez fish houses.
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challenge." Larry said. "Fish know much more about.
water and weather than we do.
"The most exciting thing I've ever known is catching
fish. It's like the scariest ride you've everseen, and then
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muscles three or four feet, Larry said.
"He didn't say anything, just sat down so we could get
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knife. It was the saddest day of my life. I still dream about
it."
Blue subsequently took up net-making, doing well in
castnets and still making the nets used at Mote, while
Larry ran their fishing operation until the net ban.
Always a traditional Fulford churchgoer, even during
his wildest days and nights Larry met his wife
Sharon Elaine at a church function. "When I hit 30 I got
tired of hanging around bars and running around, and
besides, she was the one for me, all right."
They have two children, daughter Saida Beth at
Florida State University and son Jesse Blue in Venice
Middle School. Sharon Elaine is a nurse at the Venice
Wound Center.
They left Cortez and built a two-story house on four
unspoiled acres at the widest part of the Myakka River, not
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THE ISLANDER 0 MARCH 14, 2001 0 PAGE 21
ture in Englewood. He is enthusiastic about that form of
sea living, too.
"Chefs say the best clams in Florida come from here,"
he boasts. "They grow faster here, as much in a year as
they grow in three or four years north of here."
He has a plot of seabed surveyed and controlled by the
state, where he pins fine-mesh nets to the bottom, plants
tiny seed clams and tends them as they grow to commer-
cial size.
It's been a four-year process, the first year learning
how to do it, the second breaking even, last year seeing the
heat kill all the clams in the area, now going into his fourth
year with the cautious hope characteristic of both mariner
and farmer.
He feels he's a reasonably happy man, doing work
that counts and that he enjoys, good home, good family,
good life but not a good enough person yet to be con-
tent with himself.
"I like the Bible as well as anything, it relates to ev-
erything in the-world. If we don't love each other we can't
help each other.
"You have to talk right, just a word can hurt someone.
Treat people right and try not to get in each other's way
and try to be the best you can be so you can go to sleep."


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PAGE 22 0 MARCH 14, 2001 0 THE ISLANDER


Smoking mullet an art for Island's Bergquist


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
The process of smoking mullet is simple and one
Floridians have been doing for generations.
For Richard Bergquist of Anna Maria, smoking
mullet beats just about everything else he likes to do for
fun, including golfing with his friends.
"Mullet? It doesn't get any better than that,"
Bergquist said. "There's nothing like shaking out a cast
net in the yard, cleaning your fish and putting them in
grease or on the smoker. Whoooo boy, that's good!"
Bergquist, 74, knows a little bit about smoking
fish. He grew up in the small central Florida town of
Pierce, a town no longer around because phosphate
mine owners realized there was a wealth of the mineral
below the town's main street.
"I know about smoking from the old days, the horse-
and-buggy days when folks from Pierce, Wauchula, Fort
Meade, Arcadia and other places would come to Anna
Maria Island during mullet roe season (October through
December) and stay a week or two and sometimes a
month to stock up on a winter's supply of mullet,"
Bergquist said. "They'd smoke fish, because it wouldn't
keep through the winter unless you dried it out. I think they
smoked fish and other game because it'kept the mosqui-
toes away at the same time. But I have to say I didn't like
to eat smoked mullet back then because it was so dry you
could hardly swallow it."
Instead, Bergquist said he likes his mullet tender
and moist and eats it the same day he smokes it. He said
that when people tell him they don't like mullet, his re-
sponse is, "Don't wait three or four days to eat it. Mul-
let is best when it's fresh."
The state-of-the-art fish smoker Bergquist built for
himself is more than a smoker: it is folk art, complete
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Bergquist said his recipe for smoking mullet is for
those who like to net their own. When you catch them,
it's a good idea to break their necks and bleed them.
They'll taste better, he said.
He likes a hotter fire than most people because it
cooks the fish while also allowing the fish to take on a
pungent, smoky flavor.
Buttonwood is his favorite smoking wood, but any
hard wood like pecan or oak is just fine. Seagrape wood
also makes for good flavor.
After butterflying his mullet, he salts them just a little
bit, but doesn't pepper them because he creates a concoc-
tion that contains crushed red pepper that he puts on the
fillets.
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and key lime juice as a base, then adds crushed red
pepper, Italian seasoning, ground bay leaves, parsley
and paprika "because the paprika not only adds flavor
but gives the mullet a nice color. But you can use any
herbs you want. Sometimes I'll put in garlic powder. I
love garlic. I love it so much, I'll eat it raw."
After that, he puts them on the rack and bastes the
mullet with his special mixture, smoking them for six
to eight hours.
"Just make sure you keep checking them, because you
don't want to dry them out," Bergquist said. "This is
simple and easy and you don't need a fancy smoker to do
it. I think people don't do it anymore because they think
it takes too much time to do it. I like it because it's fun.
There's nothing like smoking mullet on a cold day."
There's nothing like eating some of the master's
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THE ISLANDER E MARCH 14, 2001 0 PAGE 23


Broadening horizons with song or two: Chuck Caudill


By Diana Bogan
Islander Correspondent
Chuck Caudill picked up the family guitar when he
was 12 and he hasn't put In down since. Ha\i.ng learned
the basics fromifi e brothers and some private lessons,
by age 18 he began earning a living playing in rock 'n'
roll and top-40 bands;:
Some of the local bands he played with before
striking out on his own include China Moon, Chuck &
John & the News and Tropicats. Working with other
local musicians such as John Prestia gave Caudill a
chance to grow as a guitar player.
"I was wet behind the ears when I met John,"
Caudill said. "and I learned a lot from him. He is a
positive person and a great musician."
Thinking for a moment, Caudill smiles and adds,
"He was also much older than I was."
A little older and wiser himself now, Caudill has
settled into a regular rotation of solo performances at
the Sandbar and Beach House restaurants. The sunsets
accentuate the light flow of music and create the ulti-
mate beachfront package.
"I feed off of the crowd and their requests," Caudill
says. "That gives me an idea of what the mood is and
the magic begins from there."
In fact it's his restaurant audiences' most requested
songs that sparked the success of Caudill's first CD
"Sandbars and Beachhouses." Caudill is broadening his
horizons, however, by rekindling his passion for
songwriting.
"The songs I pick to play all have a positive aspect
to them and they make people think," Caudill says.
"The songs I write are also uplifting and positive."
In addition to writing, Caudill devotes much of his
time offstage to developing new techniques and se-
quencing new material.
"I've been playing other people's songs for a long
time. Lately, though, I've been inspired to create my
own material." he says. "I've been looking at my stuff
from the past to see why it works or doesn't, and 1
spend a lot of time studying the craft."
With the release of a new CD imminent, Caudill
seems to have come full circle. "Time To Play" will not


A package deal
Island sunsets are frequently set to the music of
Chuck Caudill at the Beach House and Sandbar
restaurants. Islander Photo: Diana Bogan
only feature music and lyrics written by him, but also
some of the past musical influences that helped mold
hinm.
John Prestia made a timely visit that allowed him
to be part of the new recording and Caudill's younger


'Sandbars and beachhouses'
Chuck Caudill's first compact disc, "Sandbars and
Beachhouses," includes the most-requested songs
from his audiences. His new release, tentatively
titled "Time To Play, ". will be a compilation of
original music and is due out in February.

brother, Joey, is also featured.
"Joey and I worked together in China Moon, but
we've never recorded together," Caudill said. "He did
most of the electrical guitar work on the album.
"John's being in town at the same time was just
a fluke! He ended up doing all the backup vocals. I
knew what I had wanted, but everyone involved
brought their own ideas and energy. It was wonder-
ful and magical!"
Caudill credits his inspiration largely to the love
of his wife, as well as the influences of past suc-
cesses and failures. With his interests shifting away
from center stage, Caudill hopes his new venture
will take him down yet another path waiting to be
explored.
Caudill says his goal "is to write a timeless song,
one that will remain a classic."


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- PAGE 24 MARCH 14, 2001 U THE ISLANDER

Streetlife


Island police reports
Anna Maria City
March 1, 500 block of South Drive, theft. A
woman entered her mother's home and stole her debit
card.
March 2, 200 block of Lakeview Drive, domestic
disturbance. An officer responded to a 911 hang-up
call. The married couple occupying the residence had
been arguing and when the husband refused to leave
the wife called 911. When the officer arrived there was
no sign of a disturbance and the husband claimed that
he would be leaving the property.
March 3, Bean Point Beach, North Shore Drive,
alcohol violations. While on patrol, deputies found 10
young adults on the beach with five garbage cans con-
taining several brands of beer. Each individual was in
possession of an open container and therefore given a
notice to appear. The civil fine is $55.
March 3, 800 block of South Bay Boulevard, pos-
session of marijuana. Estelle Mereness, 20, of Temple
Terrace, was stopped for speeding. She told officers
that she had some partially smoked marijuana ciga-
rettes in the ashtray of the car. Officers found nine par-
tially smoked cigarettes that later tested positive for
marijuana. Mereness consented to a search of her car
and officers found two marijuana cigars and a pipe.
Mereness was given a notice to appear.
March 4, 100 Spring Avenue, Sandbar Restaurant,
alarm compliance. The kitchen cleaning crew had the
keys to the building but did not have the code for the
Salary. The key holder did not respond, so an alarm
compliance mail-in card was left at the location.
March 7, 100 block of Willow Avenue, theft. Two
pine benches were removed from the property line.

Bradenton Beach
March 2, 2412 Gulf Drive, Econo Lodge Resort,
property damage. A guest of the motel damaged a
dresser in the room. The manager estimated the cost of
repairs to be $150. The occupant agreed to pay for the
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March 3, 800 block of South Bay Boulevard, assis-
tance to Anna Maria sheriff's deputies. An officer was
dispatched to provide assistance at a traffic stop in
Anna Maria City.
March 3, 200 block of Gulf Drive North, driving
with a suspended license. The driver of a pickup truck
was stopped for failing to stay in the proper driving
lane and harassing other drivers. He was issued cita-
tions for driving with a suspended license, failure to
change his address on his registration, failing to main-
tain a single lane, playing loud music less than 100-feet
from a residence and having no proof of insurance.
March 3, 1300 block of Gulf Drive South, driving
with a suspended license. A male driver was stopped
for passing in a no-passing zone. The driver admitted
he had no license and was placed under arrest. A pas-
senger in the car was treated for a cut over his eye,
which he claimed was from a fight with an unknown
subject earlier that evening.
March 5, 2600 block of Gulf Drive, battery. A man
notified an officer that he witnessed a reckless driver
pull over and pass out in his car. The officer was able
to wake the driver, but the driver became uncoopera-
tive and attempted to attack the officer during the rou-
tine safety check. The driver was placed under arrest.
March 7, 2000 block of Gulf Drive South, Coquina
Park, automobile burglary. Approximately $300 was
stolen from two women who left their purses locked in
the trunk of their car while they visited the beach. The
victims stated they may not have locked the doors and
no sign of forced entry was found. Access to the trunk
area was obtained by pulling the trunk lever inside the
car.

Holmes Beach
March 2, 5600 block of Gulf Drive, information.
An officer responded to a possible single-vehicle crash.
Evidence was found showing the skid marks in the di-
rection the car traveled and minor damage to a guard
rail. The vehicle left the scene before the officer ar-
rived.
March 3, 62nd Street and Holmes Boulevard, in-
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corner. The woman complained of chest pain but re-
fused medical attention. The driver was not located.
March 3, 2800 block of Avenue E, battery. An of-
ficer responded to a domestic dispute. A woman hit her
boyfriend and injured his nose when they began to ar-
gue. The boyfriend refused medical treatment and the
woman was taken into custody.
March 3, 4100 block of Gulf Drive, hit and run. A
driver failed to stop at a yield sign and hit the rear of
the car stopped in front of him. The drivers exchanged
registration and insurance information and agreed to
pull over to wait for the police to respond to the acci-
dent. Instead of pulling over, the driver who failed to
stop left the scene. Officers were able to track him
down through the registration information given to the
victim. The driver was issued a citation for careless
driving and leaving the scene of an accident with prop-
erty damage.
March 3, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn, battery.
Officers responded to a report of a fight in the parking
lot at the Anchor Inn. Several patrons were involved in
the scuffle but the cause of the fight was unclear. One
man was transported to Blake Hospital with a possible
broken leg.
March 4, 100 block of 29th Street, suspicious in-
cident. A woman called the police several times
throughout the day to report false accusations. She
claimed that occupants at the property were trespass-
ing and that a stabbing had occurred. Officers follow-
ing up on the calls found all claims made by the woman
to be false and gave her a warning against filing further
false reports.
March 4, 3600 block of East Bay Drive, DUI. John
Stenberg, 42, of Bayfield, Wis., was stopped by an of-
ficer after he witnessed several traffic violations. The
officer detected the smell of alcohol on Stenberg and
administered routine DUI performance tests, which
Stenberg failed. He was placed under arrest and a rou-
tine search was done on his vehicle. The officer found
a case containing less than 20 grams of marijuana and
a brass pipe.
March 5, 200 block of South Harbor Drive, bur-
glary. A woman got out of bed to investigate a noise
and saw a man standing in the entrance to another bed-
room. The woman ran to call police and did not see
where the man went. Officers found no sign of forced
entry. A K-9 unit was brought in to track the intruder's
path, but the suspect was not found. Nothing was taken
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from the home.
March 5, 600 block of Manatee Avenue, suspicious
incident. A woman reported she was awakened by the
sound of her screen door being opened. She discovered
that someone had cut an eight-inch slit along the side
of her screen door. Officers were able to lift a finger-
print from the door.
March 5,500 block of Key Royale Drive, burglary.
A woman reported her purse missing from her home.
It contained $250 and a safe deposit box key.
March 5, 600 block of Manatee Avenue, bur-
glary. A woman reported her purse was stolen from
the front porch of her condo. Officers noted that
someone had to enter a fenced area and unlock the
screen door to gain entry. The officer was able to
locate the inissing purse in the bushes near another
building. Everything was retrieved except for a pair
of glasses and $600.
March 7. 300 block of 56th Street, forgery. A
woman reported that her name and bank account num-
ber had been used by an unknown person to withdraw
money from another victim's account. The woman said
she suspects her account information was taken from
a check that was lost in the mail.


Lester found at last
Jason Jagosh, 9, ofBradenton,
with West Manatee Fire &
Rescue District Safety Inspector
Tom Soleau, shows off Lester
the Smoke Detector. Jagosh
participated in a student contest
to find Lester with clues leading
to his location under the porch
at the old High Seas/Zoomerz/
Reef restaurant on Palma Sola
Causeway. Jagosh was awarded
a $1,000 U.S. savings bond to
go toward his college educa-
tion. When it matures, the bond
will be worth $2,000 and was
the gift from the WMFD volun-
teer association. "He was under
some mulch under the porch, "
Jagosh said. "We knew it was a
restaurant and Lester was at the
first one we tried. The early
bird gets the worm. We were
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Faasse homers, throws 16 Ks
in Haley's win
Steve Faasse wasn't about to let the home run race
go by without his name on the list.
The Haley's Motel pitcher hit his first dinger of the
young Anna Maria Island Little League baseball sea-
son in the first innig of a 6-2 win March 6 over Qual-
ity Builders in the major league division.
Faasse made sure Greg Lowman of West Manatee
Fire & Rescue district wasn't going to be the only
player challenging for the long-ball title.
Faasse also tossed a two-hitter and struck out 16.
Sean Pittman managed a single and Chad Richardson
a double for the only two Quality Builders' hits.
Matt Bobo and C.J. Wickersham hit singles for
Haley's and teammate Kevin Kirn added a two-run
double in the third inning.

Lowman continues torrid hitting pace
Greg Lowman of the WMFR continued his hot-hit-
ting ways March 5 against Kiwanis with his second grand
slam in a week, a two-run double and a one-run triple.
WMFD beat Kiwanis 11-6 with Patrick Cole the
winning pitcher.
In three games over a seven-day period, Lowman
was 10 for 11 from the plate with four home runs, three
doubles, a triple, two singles and 17 runs batted in.
WMFD catcher Zack Geeraerts had another strong
outing at the plate with two singles, a double and three
runs scored. while left fielder Nick Sato slapped a pair
of singles and scored twice. Estaban Reyes, Mike Por-
ter, Mark Spence and Chris Klotz singled for WMFD.
For Kiwanis. catcher Matt McDonough banged out
three hits, scored twice and had three RBIs. Spencer
Carper singled, walked and scored twice from his lead-
off position. Andrew Royals singled and knocked in a
run and Connor Bystrom had a bunt single.
WMFD's March 9 game against Haley's was
rained out and will be made up at a later date.

Pittman, Phillips lead Quality win
Sean Pittman pitched a five-hitter and gave up one
earned run over six innings in a 5-3 win March 8 over
Kiwanis.
Pittman has been on a tear on the mound for Qual-
ity Builders and is 3-0.
Meanwhile, Quality center fielder Alex Phillips got
on a tear of his own in the game, going three for four
at the plate with two singles, a double and two runs
scored.
Also for Quality, shortstop Chad Richardson and
second baseman Tyler Schneerer each had a pair of
singles, an RBI and a run scored, while Pittman


Little League averages
Greg Lowman, WMFD .650
Sean Pittman, Quality Builders .545
Zach Geeraerts, WMFD .500
Tyler Schneerer, Quality Builders .444
Andrew Royals, Kiwanis .438
Matt McDonough, Kiwanis .400
Steve Faasse, Haley's .389
Alonzo Price, Kiwanis .385
Kevin Kirn, Haley's .375
Matt Bobo, Haley's .368


Doubles Pittman and Lowman 4 each, Royals, Tan-
ner Pelkey, Eric Whitley, Richardson 3 each, Estaban
Reyes, Chris Klotz, Kevin Kirn 2 each
Triples Alonzo Price and Lowman 1 each
Home runs Lowman 4, Faasse 1
RBIs -Lowman 22, Matt McDonough 10, Chris Klotz
and Royals 8 each, Kirn 6, Sean Price and Keith
Reynolds 5 each, Whitley and Pelkey 4 each
Walks Spencer Carper 11, Zach Geeraerts 9, Jor-
dan Pritchard 7

Pitching
Pittman 3-0, 1.24 ERA, 30 Ks; Cole 3-0, 2.73 ERA, 19
Ks; Lowman 2-1, 3.86 ERA, 31 Ks; Faasse 2-2, 3.88
ERA, 37 Ks; Connor Bystrom 0-1, 3.00 ERA, 24 Ks.


Fling it
Molly McDonough of the Anna Maria Island Spirit
in AA pitching machine division for players age 7-9
fires the ball toward the mound in a March 8 game
against Home True Value Hardware. Islander
Photo: David Ftlch

chipped in a single, a walk and a run scored and An-
drew Fortenberry singled.
Spencer Carper, Eric Whitley. Andrew Royals,
Alonzo Price and Cody Woten had hits for Kiwanis.

Air & Energy hands Waterfront 1st defeat
Enough was enough for the Air & Energy team in
AAA division Little League action.
Air & Energy whipped Waterfront Restaurant 13-
5 March 10 with Severin Walstead and Broderick West
delivering the big blows for A&E.
Walstead delivered a run-scoring double in the first
inning and a single and an RBI in a five-run fifth inning.
West singled three times, knocked in two and
scored twice.
A&E shortstop Justin Dearlove pulled off a double
play in the third inning when Ryan Guerin lined to
Dearlove, who fired to West on first when Miles
Hostetler headed forsecond.
West made the catch of the night. With the bases
loaded, Kyle Sewall hit a line-drive shot between first
and second base. West made a stab at the ball and came
up with the catch to stop the rally. Winning pitcher Jake
Corby struck out the next batter to get out of the inning.
Guerin had a big night at the plate for Waterfront,
socking two triples, knocking in two and scoring twice.
Shaun Culhane had a double and a single for Waterfront
while Alex Wright doubled and Scott Steenstra singled.

Waterfront tops Bistros
Miles Hostetler came on in relief to squelch a Bis-

Little League schedule
Majors
March 15 WMFD vs. Kiwanis
March 16 Haley's vs. Quality Builders
Games at 7p.m.
Spring break, games resume April 2 except for
makeup games

AAA League
March 14 Bistros vs. Air & Energy
March 17 Waterfront vs. Bistros
Games at 5:30 p.m.
Spring break, games resume March 28

AA League
March 15 Sandbar vs. Anna Maria Spirits
March 16 Betsy Hills vs. Home True Value
Games at 5p.m.
Spring break, games resume April 2

T-ball League
March 17 Dr. Danziger vs. Harry's 9 a.m.,
Anna Maria
Morgan Stanley/Dean Witter vs.
Danziger 10 a.m., Anna Maria
Spring break, games resume March 31
Home team is listed second in all divisions.


THE ISLANDER N MARCH 14, 2001 0 PAGE 27
tros rally in AAA ball, picking up the 12-5 win and a
triple along the way.
The Bistros team kept the game exciting until eight
errors were their undoing. Twice the Bistros team
couldn't close the door. They had two outs on Water-
frorit, but allowed them to score three runs both times.
Miles Hostetler had a booming triple in the first
inning for Waterfront. Lauren Barth, Kyle Sewall and
Heather Howard singled for Waterfront.
For Bistros, Alisha Ware clouted an inside-the-
park homerun that went to the fence in right center field
and Ware raced home. Max Marie had two singles for
Bistros and teammates Ben Murphy and Carmine
Galati each had a hit.

Webb wins Palma Sola championship
Tony Webb of Holmes Beach, won the Palma Sola
Golf Club 54-hole championship March 7 with a three-
round total of 236.
Webb competed against 52 players to win the
title. Each club member played three Wednesdays in
a row. The first week Webb shot an 80, then 79 and
a final round 77.
Webb, 58, won by two strokes over Joe Baldassare
of Bradenton. Baldassare was five strokes back going
into the third round and shot a 74.
Bob Bohart was third.
"My chipping won this for me, and normally that's
a weak point in my game," Webb said. "I chipped close
to the pin after I was in deep trouble 20 times and
thought I had a bogey but made par. I never lost a ball."
Don Blatchford, 75, shot his age in the first round.

Averill, Cassidy tie for first at Sola
Rich Averill and Kevin Cassidy tied for first
March I at the Sunday Sunrise Tournament at
Palma Sola Golf Club.
Both were at plus seven on a modified
Stableford scoring system. Butch VanOstenbridge
was third at plus six.
VanOstenbridge and Cassidy had closest-to-the-
pin greenies on the par 3s. Richard Bergquist had three
skins and Mike Manning had one.

Island Seniors come out on top
at Senior Games
Anna Maria Island Seniors showed some mettle in
coming out on top at the 12th Annual Gulf Coast Se-
nior Games held at G.T. Bray Park in Bradenton.
George McFarland of Anna Maria won the gold
medal in men's tennis in the age 65-69 group. Walter
Meesenburg and Ernie Broderson of Holmes Beach
finished with gold and silver tennis medals in the age
70-74 group. They were followed in the age 75-79
group by Glen Schwanberg and Bob Macholtz, both of
Holmes Beach, who won gold and silver in tennis.
Irene Donahue took the gold in the ladies' age
75-79 group.
In doubles tennis, Joann Driscoll of Holmes
Beach and Vera McKay of Bradenton Beach took
home silver medals.
In men's doubles, Broderson and Meesenberg
teamed to take the gold in the men's age 70-74 group.
In mixed doubles, Bob Davis of Holmes Beach and
Georgia Makela of Anna Maria took silver. Anna
Maria's Ruth Rowland and Alan James, gold in 80-84.

Oops
For the two or three people who tell me they actu-
ally read the weekly baseball questions based on the
Official Baseball Rules, I committed an error.
I forgot to print the answer to the Feb. 28 question
and didn't include a question in the March 7 issue.
Apologies! Here's the Feb. 28 question and answer.
There are runners on first and second when the bat-
ter 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 behind him, helps
him regain his feet and both cross the plate. Is this legal?
Yes. A runner who helps a teammate on the base
paths providing the following runner does not pass the
preceding runner is not subject to penalty. There is a -
penalty if a base coach physically aids a runner. (7.09i)
Here's this week's question:
The batter socks a homer over the left field fence.
He's midway between second and third when the first
base coach, noting that the runner stepped over first,
attracts his attention. The batter-runner retouches sec-
ond base, goes back and tags first, then continues
around the bases. Is this legal?






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Weird dog tales (tails?); wacky headlines


Dogs are weird.
I've been thinking about dogs of late. There seems
to be an awful lot of people I know with mutts today,
and I seem to be surrounded by canines. I like dogs,
though, so it's no big thing. Heck, I've even volun-
teered to dogsit for some friends while they're in
France next month two retired greyhounds for two
weeks. Yikes!
The Doberman that lets me feed and tend her was
running through her limited repertoire of tricks the
other night. Her best one is to flip a treat in the air and
catch it after it's balanced on her nose for a while.
Yeah, I know, it's probably cruel to have her sit there,
drooling, until I snap my fingers, but I consider it "pay
back" for her barking and shedding.
Anyway, it struck me how fast she was at flipping
and catching. First the treat is on her muzzle, then it's
gone, quicker than my eyes can follow.
Mr. Wizard is the office dog at The Islander. He
doesn't do the treat-flip thing, but as a Cairn terrier
whose ancestors specialized in catching rats and other
vermin, he's unbelievably fast in going after lizards.
Wiz goes a couple feet as if beamed there to get a liz-
ard, again faster than I can follow by sight. Amazing.
They both have their own traits and trends. One
likes open, the other closed spaces.
I've been told it's quite a sight to see me walk both
of 'em, too. The dobie doesn't like to get close to any-
thing, like trees or bushes or cars, so she wants to stay
in the open.
Wizard doesn't like the open, opting to stay close
to buildings and corners where he can sniff at stuff.
Since dogs don't understand the art of compro-
mise, a walk with that pair is interesting, to say the
least. They're both pretty strong. And my shoulder re-
location surgeries are doing just fine, thank you.

'Songs of the Century'
The National Endowment for the Arts and the Re-
cording Industry Association of America have come up
with what they call the top 365 "Songs of the Century."
It's a strange list.
Here are the top 10:
"Over the Rainbow," Judy Garland.
"White Christmas," Bing Crosby.
"This Land is Your Land," Woody Guthrie.
"Respect," Aretha Franklin.
"American Pie," Don McLean.
"Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy," Andrews Sisters.
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"You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling," Righteous
Brothers.
"The Entertainer," Scott Joplin.
OK, 1 guess I can see some of those. But the top
100 hit parade has some pretty odd songs, or at least
odd rankings. The Beatles "I Want to Hold Your Hand"
is ranked at 28, but "Good Vibrations" by the Beach
Boys is number 24.
"Happy Trails" by Roy Rogers and Dale Evans is
number 33, but "The Sound of Music" is 36th? And
what about "The Star Spangled Banner," listed right
after Johnny Cash's "I Walk the Line," at 62?
Geez, even "Y.M.C.A." by the Village People
made the list, at number 86.
"This project demonstrates that the recording in-
dustry takes seriously its role as a caretaker of our
nation's cultural heritage," a National Endowment for
the Arts spokesman said.
Seriously? The Village People?

Ginger revealed
Remember that flap a month or so ago about "Gin-
ger," the invention that is supposed to be revealed next
year that will change the world? Well, "Inside" maga-
zine says Ginger is a hydrogen-powered, two-wheeled
scooter that is free of any pollution-emitting emissions.
"Ginger represents the first generation of a new
mode of transportation that will compete with and pos-
sibly replace automobiles," the magazine reports.
Ginger's inventor, Dean Kamen, is mum on the
accuracy of the article, saying he will tell all next year.
At least all the kids on their scooters will have had
practice when and if the new two-wheeled thing comes
out.
Hmm. I wonder if there's some kind of conspiracy
out there ...

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Also, moon cycles impact trout spawning, with
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Let's see: water temperatures right now are hov-
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Sandscript factoid
Journalism magazines love wacky headlines. The
current edition of "AJR" has some good ones:
"Crime of Mashin'," for a story about a woman
who tried to kill her husband by poisoning his mashed
potatoes.
"Victims of fatal Chinese fire hold march."
Funeral Home Head Finds Live Body."
And my favorite TV blurb/blunder:
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five stories on top of him .... Authorities are not re-
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Agency proposes slow-speed zone to Manatee County
By Capt. David Futch '' 4, Early
The Agency on Bay Management approved a plan tarpon
March 8 that may expand a slow-speed zone for boat- Joe Wilson
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The existing zone, which goes from the shoreline
out to a depth of six feet, currently is centered around
the Big Bend power plant near Apollo Beach.
The Agency extended it north to the Alafia River
and south to the Manatee County line. Hillsborough
County commissioners will have the final say, prob-
ably in a few months.
Tom Marsik at Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez
reporting for Capt. Zach Zacharias said snook are on
the upswing with a few keepers. Redfish and black
drum are real strong. When the Gulf clears, mackerel,
cobia and kingfish action should get hot. Sheepshead
are suicidal right now and will bite anything, Zach said.
Capt. Sam Kimball out of Annie's found tarpon
near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge and led Joe Wilson
of Ontario, Canada, to a 100-pound silver king.
Kimball said cobia to 15 pounds are near shore,
sheepshead and black drum are biting inside and mack-
erel to 3 pounds, mangrove snapper to 2 pounds and
grouper to 10 pounds have been biting when the water
gets flat offshore.
Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
Spanish mackerel are on the beaches and in the passes.
Trout, redfish and cobia are on the flats and grouper are
in 60 feet of water, he said.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said he
talked to a trout fisherman who was using only
artificial a chartreuse plastic body on a one-quar-
ter-ounce lead head who caught five over 25 inches
in Terra Ceia Bay at the mouth of the Manatee River
area.
"Snook fishing is red hot right now, if you can
come up with some whitebait," Lowman said. "You
may be able to find bait at the markers at the mouth of
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"Expect to catch mackerel and pompano when you
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spotty, but blackfin tuna are in the 20-mile range."
Capt. Mike Greig of Capt. Mike's Charters in
Holmes Beach said snook, trout and redfish are doling
out some hot action right now and there are tarpon
around for the taking.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams said
he had two excellent days last week with a lot of big
trout to 24 inches.
"The snook didn't seem to be affected by that last
blow," Chaya said. "They just moved to a different area
and we were catching 20 a day."
Capt. Curt Morrison and Capt. Ryan Hackney
on the Neva-Miss said grouper fishing remains spotty,
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10 miles.
"You just have to get where the water is clear,"
Salgado said. "Permit have shown and there are a lot
of sharks. We caught an 8-foot hammerhead the other
day that weighed about 250 pounds. His hammers were
four feet across. On the inside, we caught snook to 34
inches, redfish and trout."
Justin Dries at the Rod & Reel Pier in Anna
PLEASE SEE FISHING, NEXT PAGE


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Real Estate


Island property sales
204 67th St., Holmes Beach, a 2bed/lbath 828 sfla
half duplex built in 1968 on a 43x102 lot, was sold 2/
7/01, Teslow to Freeman, for $137,900.
212 81st St., Holmes Beach, a 1,553 sfla 4bed/
2bath home built in 1967 on a 90x90 lot was sold 2/7/
01, Lang to Hayes, for $211,000; list $225,000.
308 S. Bay Blvd, Anna Maria, a bayfront 2bed/
2bath 1,392 sfla home built in 1968 on a 65x85 lot, was
sold 2/9/01, Bugg to Parker, for $250,000.
3909 E. Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, an 895 sfla com-
mercial condo built in 1985, was sold 2/9/01, Otey to
Cooper, for $100,000.


Fishing report
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 29


Maria said the water is a little cold. In spite of the wa-
ter, sheepshead and pompano are going nuts. People
are loading up on sheepshead with some catching up to
50 a day, he said.
Capt. Roy Salgado on the Grand Slam said he
went out 70 miles and caught mangrove snapper from
8 to 10 pounds and big gag grouper from 25 to 30
pounds and amberjack to 60 pounds. Blackfin tuna are
still around and should be at least until the end of the
month.
Capt. Thor Smith at Angler's Repair said he
caught decent redfish to 21 inches and when he could
get whitebait, he caught snook to 27 inches. Trout are
smallish to about 18 inches while sheepshead, ladyfish
and big jacks have been real active.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide out of
Holmes Beach said he only went offshore one day last
week because of the wind and weather.
"We got a couple of amberjack, one was 30
pounds, and we were out 37 miles," Denham said. "We
also caught keeper red grouper to 10 pounds and an 18-
pound gag grouper. When we came in 10 miles or so,
we caught 11 or 12 mangrove snapper to 7 pounds. The
fish are spread out so you have to look around.
Capt. Justin Moore said he hasn't been catching
a lot of snook, but the one's he's getting are big.
"The snook are as fat as pigs," Moore said. "Pom-
pano and trout are around and active. I hear there are
kingfish offshore, but I haven't even tried for them."


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5800 Imperiore, Holmes Beach, a 1,020 sfla 2bed/
1 bath/cp home built in 1968 on a 50x 101 lot, was sold
2/6/01, Denoyelles to Laade, for $150,000.
6400 Flotilla, Holmes Beach, 51 Westbay Point &
Moorings, a bayfront 1, 114 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built
in 1977, was sold 2/6/01, Jastremski to Petraske, for
$250,000.
100 73rd St., Holmes Beach, 104A & 102B Coco-
nuts, Ibed/lbath 660 sfla Gulffront condos built in
1972, were sold 2/16/01, $150,000 and $130,000 re-
spectively, Wilson to Flehd Property Service.
130 Hammock, Anna Maria, a canalfront 4bed/
4bath/4car 3,410 sfla home built in 1995 on a 75x1 13
lot, was sold 2/15/01, Davis to Brousseau, for
$599,500; list $629,000.
203 69th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,325 sfla duplex
built in 1955 on a 90x108 lot, was sold 2/13/01, Stork
to Shook, for $240,000; list $247,500.
4001 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 106 Beach
Townhouses, a 1,106 sfla 2bed/3bath condo built in
1984, was sold 2/12/01, Colleary to Sciara, for
$145,000.
442 62nd St., Holmes Beach, Seaside Gardens, a
2bed/2bath/cp 1,121 sfla 1/2 duplex built in 1970 on a
38x100 lot, was sold 2/14/01, Hueber to Geist, for
$140,762.
502 72nd St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront (two
sides) 1,912 sfla 4bed/3bath/2car/pool home built in
1958 on a 15x117 lot, was sold 2/16/01, Bergan to
Davis, for $320,000.
609 Concord, Holmes Beach, a canalfront 2bed/
2bath/lcar 1260 sfla home built in 1965 on a 95x 115
lot, was sold 2/16/01, Nagel to Haul, for $250,000; list
$279,000.
6400 Flotilla, Holmes Beach, 45 Westbay Point &
Moorings, a 2bed/2bath 985 sfla bay/canal condo built
in 1977, was sold 2/15/01, Seiders to Showalter, for
$180,000.
3603 Fourth Ave., Holmes Beach, a 2,640 sfla
3bed/3bath/2car half duplex built in 1992 on a 45x 100
lot, was sold 2/22/01, Csizinsky to Hamann, for
$370,000; list $429,000.
445 62th St.. Holmes Beach. Seaside Gardens, a
588 sfla I bed/Ibath third of a triplex built in 1966 on
a 31x50 lot, was sold 2/23/01, Dover to Garbacz, for
$52,500.
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Carol Heinze led Arvida Realty Service's
Anna Maria Island office with the most new list-
ings during January and Denise Langloise was
the top seller for the month. Other leading listers
included Stan Haidl and Peter Salefsky of
Longboat Key, and other top sellers included
Karin Stephan of Longboat.
Robert St. Jean led in new listings and
Valerie Hietala in sales during February at the
Holmes Beach office of Wedebrock Real Estate
Co. Other top listers included Mike Migone, Tina
Rudek and Lynda Melnick at the Longboat Key
office and Sharon Oper at Avenue of the Flowers.
Others leading in sales were Melnick of Longboat
and Cindy Grazar, Avenue of the Flowers.
Marilyn Trevethan led in both new listings
and volume sales for February at Island Real Es-
tate. She specializes in Perico Island areas, said
broker Frank Davis.
Denise Langlois led agents with new listings
and Ken Richards was top salesperson for the
Anna Maria Island office of Arvida Realty Ser-
vices during February. Other leading performers
included listers Karin Stephan and Holly Lang
and sellers Stan Haidl and Peter Salefsky, all of
Longboat Key.
Realtor Betsy Hills has totted up the records
and found that her office handled an unprec-
edented $25 million in sales in 2000, and she said
it's all due to agents Barbara A. Sato, $13 million
in business, Sherry Sasser, $5 million, and Nancy
Guilford, $4 million.

Encantada. a 1,154 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1980,
was sold 2/23/01, Barnett to Stuecken, for $329,000.
6250 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, 67 North
Beach Village, a 1,536 sfla 3bed/2.5bath/2car condo
built in 1991, was sold 2/21/01, Shachar to Purcell, for
$262,500; list $269,000.
I 10 Mangrove, a 50x110 lot, was sold 3/2/01,
Lamar to Lockwood Holdings Inc., for $230,000; list
$239,000.
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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 fini-
als) including two mattresses and pop-up unit
$285. Can deliver. Call 753-7118.

LARGE WOOD BAKER'S cabinet from old restau-
rant. Commercial size; holds full-size sheet pans.
Glass doors on top, sliding wood doors on bottom
with shelves for storage. Good shape. Needs paint
or decoration. 778-1102.

REFRIGERATOR BRAND NEW from model home,
21.9 cubic feet, ice maker, white with warranty,
$850 value, sell for $620. 794-5345.


COINS FROM Royal Mint, non-circulated, presen-
tation case with Princess Di and Prince Charles
silver crown, $45; Elizabeth II 25th Jubliee Crown
$10; Festival of Britain 1951 silver crown $20; sil-
ver 50 nobles, celebrating Drakes conquest, $10.
792-4274.

KING BEDROOM, complete with matching night
stands, dresser, mirror, box springs and mattress.
Like new. $300. Call 778-0123 daytime, or 778-
2469 evening.

HEAT PUMP/AC, three-ton, rooftop unit with aux-
iliary heat. Four years old. Make offer. 778-3041.

MAPLE COFFEETABLE, end table $350. Man's bi-
cycle $10. 778-9262.


WORLD PHILATELIST: More than 50 new pre-
stamped envelopes from the USSR. Each has a
great commemorative picture of a significant per-
son or event in history. From Tverskaya Post Of-
fice. $50. 792-4274.

ANTIQUE WICKER SOFA, Large painted teak
chairs. Phone 778-9746.


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723 KEY ROYALE DR. NORTH POINT HARBOUR
Incredible panoramic view of Tampa Bay and
Skyway bridge. 3BR(2 master suites)/3.5BA.
Gourmet kitchen, dock and boat lift.
$1,085,000.
220 82ND ST. NEW 3BR/2BA TOWNHOUSE
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SAVE PERICO from Arvida's high rises/killer den-
sity. Send tax deductible donations: Save Anna
Maria Inc, P.O. Box 906, Anna Maria 34216.


ROSER GUILD THRIFT SHOP Open Tues.,
Thurs., Fri., 9:30am-2pm; Saturday 9-Noon. 50
percent clearance, sales racks. 511 Pine Avenue,
Anna Maria, 779-2733.
YARD SALE, Saturday, March 10, 9am-? Furni-
ture, clothes, tools, bike, microwave, airwalker, en-
gagement/wedding ring and more. 2701 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach.
MANATEE VILLAGE HISTORICAL PARK, Heri-
tage Days Open House. Saturday, March 17,
10am-4pm. Gigantic trash and treasures sale.
Entertainment, food, family fun! Free admission.
State Road 64 and 15th St. East, Bradenton.
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE. See it to believe
it. 4518 119th St. W., Cortez Village red light, end
of road. Friday-Sunday, 7:30am-3:30pm.
HUGE SALE Thursday and Friday, March 15-16,
8am at the corner of 123rd St. and Cortez Road W.,,
Cortez.
KEY ROYALE NEIGHBORHOOD garage sale. Fri-
day, March 16, 9am-3pm, Saturday, March 17,
9am-1pm. Furniture, appliances, household items,
much more. No early birds. Emerald Lane, Holmes
Beach, Anna Maria.


MICRO FLEA MARKET/ART FEST, North
Longboat Key. Saturday, March 17, 8am-to ? Yard
sale stuff, glassware, linens, silver, jewelry, books,
furniture, iguana cage, aquariums, plus local artist
with bronze work and jewelry. Broadway Street.
YARD SALE, Sat., March 17, 8am-noon. Many
household items, large selection of women's cloth-
ing size 6-8. 204 55th St., Holmes Beach.
GARAGE SALE, Sat., March 17. Neighborhood
sale, Key Royale, Dundee Lane, Holmes Beach.
GARAGE SALE, Multi-family, Thursday-Saturday,
March 15-17. 9am-3pm. 203 84th St., Holmes 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.
TWO MALE PUGS ready to go on March 10. Ador-
able and make great companions. Papers and
shots. Come over and pick one out. Call 941-761-
0870, leave message.
MOBILE PET GROOMING Monday and Thursday
appointments, small to medium size pets. Leave
message, 745-1447.
I'LL LOVE THEM WHILE YOU LEAVE THEM Re-
liable responsible pet lover to care for and love
your pets. Excellent references. 778-2778.


1976 MERCEDES CONVERTIBLE 450-SL.
177,000 miles, black with red leather interior, new
tires, brakes, radiator, shocks and AC. Excellent
condition. $13,500 or best offer, 778-7022 or 650-
9515.
CLASSIC 1990 LEXUS. Sunroof, leather, $7,500,
778-9262.


FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything
else in The Islander, 778-7978.
NEED A PLACE to park your boat and/or trailer?
Long/short term. Capt. John's private launch ramp.
Wash down areas 792-2620.
OFFSHORE AND BAY fishing, nature and special
charters aboard Zulu MaMa. Contact Captain Paul
at 778-3013.
DAVITS WANTED! One set in working condition. If
they are still installed I will remove them. Jim 778-
4873.
OFFSHORE CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Glenn
Corder aboard Deep South. Half & full day. For in-
formation call 778-1203 or mobile 713-5900.
26-FOOT STAMAS with twin 1987 200hp
Yamahas. Both engines in excellent shape. Great
offshore boat includes Loran navigation/depth and
fish finder and 1350 King Paper Recorder. $11,900
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HOLMES BEACH DUPLEXES
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Excellent rental history. $299,900.
BERMUDA BAY CLUB
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condo with view of Gulf from two balconies. Two-
car attached garage. Heated pool and spa. $328,000.
KEY ROYALE
3BR/2BA furnished home on sailboat water with
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ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB
2BR/2BA Gulffront turnkey-furnished condo.
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4BR/4BA turnkey furnished beach house west of
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108 Elm................. NEW $CALL!

2306 Canasta Dr........... $895,000

631 Foxworth Lane ....... $889,000

527 72nd Street............ $685,000

ISLAND HOMES:

4002 6th Avenue .......... $369,000

203 55th Street............ $299,000

Westbay Point & Moorings .... $247,000

2101 Avenue B..................$229,500

311 66th Street........... $219,900

3301 6th Avenue ............ $199,000

VACANT LOTS:

5208 Riverview Blvd ......... $1,999,999

110 Mangrove .......... NEW $269,000

4006 6th Ave .... #1-4 each $149,000

404 Magnolia Avenue.... $135,000

DUPLEXES/TRIPLEXES
MULTI FAMILY PROPERTIES:

6101 Holmes Blvd ............ $225,000

MAINLAND:

2418 90th Street NW ......$3,350,000

PERICO ISLAND
and BAY CLUB:

11375 Perico Isles Cr .......... $279,000

11445 Perico Isles Circle.. NEW $255,000

11319 Perico Isles Circle .. $248,000

COMMERCIAL
PROPERTIES

7300 Gulf Drive ......... $3,420,000

9915 Manatee Ave..... $1,495,000

Loggerhead Junction .. $1,335,000

101 25th Street ................ $599,000

SPECIAL
NEW CONSTRUCTION

Bradenton Beach Club
Starting at $400,000


WATERFRONT
HOMES:


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

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

DINING SERVERS wanted for fine dining restau-
rant. 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.

MAN FRIDAY NEEDED. Mechanically handy, gen-
eral knowledge of grounds care and odd jobs
around rental properties. Must be honest, in good
health and dependable. No floaters! Call T.H. Cole
779-1213 for an interview.

HIRING AM AND PM cooks with experience or will
train right person, AM dishwasher, Tues.-Sun.,
prep and pantry 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.

CLERK TYPIST, part-time, could become full-time.
Medical terminology and dictaphone helpful. New
start-up medical consulting firm. Salary negotiable.
Send CV to: Independent Physician Services Inc.,
PO Box 1186, Holmes Beach FL 34218.

OFFICE MANAGER with computer skills. Medical
terminology and basic bookkeeping helpful.
Marketing experience a plus. New start-up medical
consulting firm salary negotiable, send CV to:
Independent Physician Services Inc., P.O. Box
1186, Holmes Beach FL 34218.

THE COCONUTS is looking for housekeepers,
weekends a must. Call Corrinne 778-2277 or 747-
5099.
RECEPTIONIST WANTED FOR pleasant office lo-
cation, Monday to Friday. Call for interview,
SunCoast Real Estate, 779-0202.

REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON for small, busy,
pleasant office. Call Dolly for confidential interview.
778-5427, after hours.



GET TO KNOW US!

Meet Jeff Thayer. Jeff has .
been a sales consultant for
Green Real Estate since
1996. Originally from
Clarkston, Michigan, Jeff
moved to the Island in 1987
and now feels like a native.
In his key position as sales consultant, Jeff dedi-
cates himself to helping clients obtain their
personal real estate goals. Stop by Green Real
Estate to say "Hi Jeff."


GREAT FAMILY BEACH HOUSE
This beautifully furnished home with wonderful canal
views has 4BR/2BA all on an extra large lot. Located in
Anna Maria and just a short walk to the Gulf beach.
Seawall and boat dock, this home has direct access to
Tampa Bay with no bridges. You must see the interior
of this beautiful home. Just listed at $469,000.

reen ;.,
REAL ESTATE *
OF ANNA MARIA
778-0455 '-
9906 Gulf Drive *'
Visit our website at www.greenreal.com


HELP WANTED printing tees and tank shirts on
Anna Maria Island. Full or part-time. First and sec-
ond shifts available. Call 779-9661.

ISLAND BAZAAR: Help wanted, apply in person,
3304 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach.

WEEKEND DOCK MASTER Buccaneer Inn Ma-
rina. Ask for Bonnie, 383-5565.

YACHT SLIPS FOR RENT. Short term or long
term. Buccaneer Inn Marina, 383-4468.


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

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

ISLANDER CLASSIFIED -The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and ser-
vice advertising!

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

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

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

WALL & CEILING REPAIR Water damaged dry-
wall, hand and spray texture, professional painting.
Reliable-over 20 years experience. Call 795-1645,
leave message or call 545-6141.

ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING for great results,
wash away mildew, dirt and salts. Start exterior
spring cleaning today. Free estimates 778-0944.
Lie/ins.




DICK MAHER
AND
DAVE JONES
ISLAND SPECIALISTS



Simplify Your Search!
Call anytime for a consultation.







ISLAND CONDO. Easy access to the
beach and to town. Partial Gulfview from
ri i this turnkey ilrnished 2BR/2BA with cl-
cvator, heated pool, cxtra storage and
L I;" underbuilding parking. Close to lrestau-
4 rants and shopping. $184,900. IB72169.
NO BRIDGE TRAFFIC! Here is your
chance to own little over an acre ol'land
on Jcwfish Key, a private island in Salrasota
Bay that is accessible by boat only. Great
bay view from one of 1 3 parcels on this 26
acre island. Water, septic and electric at site. Community dock,
sandy beaches. $225,000. 1B47552.

PLAN AHEAD FOR YOUR VACATIONS!
Call Bob Lohse at 778-0766 to make arrangements
lor your next vacation on Anna Maria.

Top Sales Agent for February Ken Richards
Top Listing Agent for February Denise Langlois

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


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

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

THE PERFECTIONIST is back! Cleaning with per-
fection. Call Sharon at 778-0064.

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

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

NEED TILE? Professional tiling by Bear. Phone
Greg or Ruth, 761-3053

"HANDY ANTHONY" Jack of Most Trades! 20-year
Island resident. Home refurbishing and detailing.
778-6000.

BAMBI PRE-SCHOOL. A pre-school learning ex-
perience, come see us at work and play. Register
12 months to 5 years. Telephone 778-2967.

DELPONTES' CLEANING SERVICE now has
openings 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.

WEST COAST NUISANCE Wildlife Service. Call us
for problems with raccoons, snakes, possums or
any nuisance animals. Lic. by F.W.C. On call
24-hours, call 941-778-3455.

COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your com-
puter misbehaving? Will train your computer to listen
to you! Special $10/hour, free advice! 545-7508.

MUSIC INSTRUCTION: organ, piano and voice
lessons. St. Bernard's Dr. Marc Alan Innes (941)
778-4769.

SMoving In?
Moving Out?
Moving Up?

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

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FEAWIRING:
Spacious 1 & 2 BR Apartments
Attractive Island Location
SPool&Spa
Fitness Center
Lake or Nature Views
Optional Garages
Free Boat Parking
Roman Tubs
Pets Welcome


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941-795-4899
HOURS: Mon-Fri 95. Sat 10 Sun 12-5
DirecIns From U.S 41. travel west on Manatee
Avenue (SR 64) and across Poano Soo Causewacy
to Peico and. Town & Country Peico
wl be on the left.
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DOMESTIC GODDESS can do it for you. Make
your life easier. Been a mother for thirty-five years,
an adult caregiver for ten. I do it all and have a car.
Eight hour minimum, $12.50/hour. Wonderful Is-
land references, 778-4192.

CHAMBERLAIN PROFESSIONAL CLEANING.
Residential, condos. Experienced, affordable, hon-
est, dependable, local references. Call 750-4772,
leave message.


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

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

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

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


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

TREE5 BY BREEZE. Landscapes, tree trimming
and property maintenance since 1988. Island Resi-
dent. Call Chris 778-2837.


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

STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE SERVICE. Instal-
lations, koi ponds, clean-ups and hauling. Shell de-
livered and installed as low as $26.50 per yard.
727-5066.


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


VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, inte-
rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. Dan or Bill, 795-5100.

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

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

CHRISTIES PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction.
Free estimates, no overtime charges. Now certify-
ing back flow at water meters. (FL#RF0038118)
778-3924 or 778-4461.

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


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)YVIA ARNIE
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Your Guide to Gulf Coast Living
If waterfront and "Island-style"
living appeal to you, talk with
Sylvia Marnie today. Originally from
Britain, Sylvia Marnie is a Realtor-
Associate with Michael Saunders &
Company. She can help you make
your dream a reality with her unsurpassed dedication
and knowledge of the area.
Find out about:
Property values and current market information
Call: (941) 920-1562


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

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

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

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

GRIFFITHS' ISLAND PAINT/ paper services: Inte-
rior/exterior painting, pressure washing and wallpa-
per. 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.

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

ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodel-
ing, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths.
Free estimates. Lic#RC0058589, #RG0058589,
#PE0020374. Insured. Call 720-0794.


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




RENTALS
Annual / Seasonal / Monthly / Weekly

VACATION RENTAL


ADORABLE ISLAND DOLLHOUSE!
See the Gulf from your kitchen and front lawn! New everything! This com-
pletely redone, furnished 2BR/2BA, plus Florida room, could be your piece
of paradise. Great rental history. $299,900.

Call Dennis Girard 941-809-0041


ICentra 6ar/1


4134 Gulf of Mexico Drive
#208 Longboat Key
Fax: (941) 373-0315


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
RARELY AVAILABLE NW PROPERTY ON
SAILBOAT WATER. Immaculate 3BR home
with great views. Dock on deep protected wa-
terway in Shaws Point. Exceptional home and
wonderful location. $399,000. Sandy Drapala,
749-5797 or Kathy Marcinko, 252-1618. 73615
ENJOY PANORAMIC VIEW of wildlife preserve
and Perico Bay from this sensational 2BR, sec-
ond floor unit. Clubhouse, pools, tennis courts,
bike paths and nature walks yours to enjoy.
$229,900. Jim Sellars, 798-3577. 72884


WITH PANORAMIC VIEW OF SARASOTA
BAY, this gracious home provides a lifestyle
unparalleled on the Gulf coast. Enjoy peace
and security that only a 24-hour guarded com-
munity can give. $269,000. Bob and Penny
Hall, 749-5981. 72929
MAINLAND
POPULAR BELAIR BAYOU. This open-plan
home had 3BR, huge living room and equally
large eat-in kitchen. Family room with fireplace,
large open pool, privacy fence. All that a family
could want in NW Bradenton. $175,000. Van
Bourgois, 744-9495. 73503
HUGE LOT AND ATTRACTIVE HOME in
Oakmont. Private rear yard shaded with mature oak
trees. Sparkling caged pool and spa. Wood-buming
fireplace, tiled kitchen, soaring ceiling in living room.
$133,500. Ruth Lawler, 356-0396. 73502


4 Mt e A v u e" West,Ba n,- Fo o da"4209


BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY An artist's paradise in downtown
Anna Maria across the street from city hall and a stone's throw
from the Sandbar restaurant. Two huge (1,400 sq.ft.) work
bays downstairs with a mighty Gulfview upstairs (1,200 sq.ft.).
Two full baths upstairs with two one-half baths downstairs.
Parks 8. Asking $500,000.

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


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Newly renovated 3BR/2BA, washer/dryer. Beauti-
ful waterfront views. Call Gayle Schulz 778-0770.


REALTORS


5910 Marina Dr Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call 941-778-0770 Toll Free 800 741-3772
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Residential Commercial

Quality in rk at a ireatsonable pri-e.
Licensed/Insured Serving Anna Maria Island Since 1986 761-8900

Paradise Improvements 778-4173
Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
UI l1| Replacement Doors and Windows
=~: I'r Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennaullt
Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
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CLIMATE CONTROL UNITS
tP' 413 PINE AVE. ANNA MARIA 778-5354


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FLOOR COUERInGS


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


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





Pump Repairs
* Water Treatment Pressure Tanks
Submersible Jet Centrifugal
Pool Sump Sewer Effluent
794-3002 720-6907 cell
4223 126th St. W. Cortez


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CALL 778-2882


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ANNA MARIA 3BR/2.5BA, one half block to beach,
washer/dryer, microwave, utilities, cable, no pets,
no smokers. Winter only, $2,700/month plus secu-
rity. Three-month minimum. (863)646-9233.

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

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

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

FURNISHED, SECURE 2BR/2BA condo. Deep-
water dock, covered parking, pool, spa, tennis, rec-
reation, workout rooms. Near beaches, perfect for
.boating family. No smoking/pets. $3,000/month.
798-2000.

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 bed-
room, fully furnished, ground-floor, small, quiet com-
plex. No smoking/pets. Available April and next sea-
son. 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.

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
refurbished available April 3. Near Rod & Reel Pier.
Check it out at 613 N. Bay Blvd. $1,000/month,
387-8610.

BAYFRONT COTTAGES with docks. Turnkey,
beautiful views, breezy, quiet area. No pets/smok-
ing. Priced from $700/month, $350/week. 794-
5980. www.divefish.com.

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.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND 1BR/1BA close to beach,
no pets, first, last and security. $600/month. Island
Real Estate, 778-6066.

INDULGE YOURSELF! Spend the summer in
paradise.Gulffront beach house, 1 BR/BA, front/rear
deck, central air, available May thru October. $800/
month. 779-0095.

ANNUAL RENTAL $600/month. 1BR/1BA ground
level unit close to the beach and pier in Anna
Maria. Marina Pointe Realty 779-0732.

HOLMES BEACH GULF VIEWS, glassed sun porch,
1BR/1BA. 3103-B Avenue F. Ideal for single. No pets.
Employed with good credit. 1-800-894-1950.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND Club: Direct Gulffront 2BR/
2BA, great rates! May December 2001. Deal
direct with owner. Frank (716) 454-7434.


ISLAND RENTAL Charming Anna Maria cottage.
Completely remodeled and delightfully furnished.
Bath with tub/shower (plus hot/cold outside
shower). 2BR, one block to bay, two blocks to Bean
Point, Gulf beach. Huge rear deck in tropical gar-
den, rooftop sun deck overlooking the bay, central
AC plus ceiling fans. One queen, one set of twins
(or king), new appliances. Washer/dryer, cable TV
(two sets.) Lots of extras! Weekly or monthly, May-
September, $625/week, $1,875/month. Small pet
considered for longer term rental with added de-
posit. (609) 884-1852.

WATERFRONT ANNA MARIA unfurnished annual.
Two blocks to north-end beach. Dock, tropical land-
scape, vaulted cedar interior. Large open plan.
$1,400/month. 795-5980, www.divefish.com.

IMMACULATE WOMAN WANTS seasonal rental.
Jan., Feb., March 2002. 2BR/1BA okay. Clean,
ground-floor, near beach preferable. 778-3686,
leave message.


in a pump as described by Dr. John R. Lee
Special Prices Free Tapes with First Purchase
(218) 835-4340 wwwpaulbunyan.net/users/mlzeller
Healthcare Professional/Wholesaler Inquiries Welcome

Darrin Wash CARPENTRY
Serving the Island communities
since 1988 with Island references.
DRY WALL, TEXTURE
& POPCORN REPAIR 778-1353


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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LUXURY EFFICIENCY Tropical paradise, 77 steps
to the Gulf! Newly'renovated with new appliances,
fixtures, ceramic floors and private lanais. Available
now! Annual only. Sorry, no pets. Call 228-9070.

FREE MARCH RENT. Annual rental on Longboat
Key. 200 feet. from beach with Gulfview, screened
lanai, laundry room, unfurnished, one block to
Publix. near everything. Pets welcome. 1BR/1BA,
$725/month: 2BR/1BA, $825 per month. 387-0776.

CONDO ANNUAL SUNBOW BAY 1BR/1BA.
Pools, tennis, elevator, parking garage. Includes
water, trash and cable. Furnished or unfurnished.
$800/month. 779-0029.

ELEVATED CANALFRONT home. 2BR/1BA newly
remodeled up scale furnishings. Steps to beach.
Available for 2002 seasonal renters. Call (813)920-
3845 evenings, (813)971-1320 day.

BAYFRONT DUPLEX. Annual, unfurnished, 1BR/
1BA, no pets. 109 13th St., S., Bradenton Beach.
$625/month, $300 deposit. 322-2101.

ANNUAL, NEW 3BR/2B DUPLEX, heated pool, ga-
rage, two blocks to gulf, lots of upgrades. $1.500/
month. Marina Pointe Realty. 779-0732.

ANNUAL RENTAL Bradenton Beach, 2BR/2BA, el-
evated duplex. New carpet, one block to beach. $825/
month, plus security deposit. No pets. 794-1103.

BEST VALUE ON ISLAND! Sandpiper Mobile.
Turnkey ready, senior park. Monthly/seasonal.
Many extras! Steps to bay or beach. Call for rates/
details. (330)686-8765.

ANNUAL OR SIX MONTHS 200 ft. to beach.
SgSpa3io s-tBH cottage, furnished or unfurnished.
Quiet, private. $775 month includes all utilities.
778-8571.

PALMA SOLA townhouse 2BR/2BA, heated pool.
Available now for March, $1,800. Another available
SApril this year. Longboat 3BR/1BA house in the vil-
lage available April, $2,400. Small pet considered.
Fred Flis Real Estate Mart, 756-1090.

ANNUAL/SEASONAL 3BR/3BA, Holmes Beach
townhouse. Beautiful unit, great location, heated
pool, washer/dryer, garage, much more. 778-0167
for more information.

2BR/2BA condo. Two blocks from beach/stores.
Available April 2001. Furnished, $2,900 per month.
(813)-641-3190.

BEACH COTTAGE north end. Anna Maria. Close
to Rod and Reel Pier. Available starting April and
2002 winter season. Call 778-7253.

MAY-OCTOBER 2001, 2BR/1BA, furnished sea-
sonal. All utilities, cable, no pets, no smoking. Near
Gulf. 778-2891.

ANNUAL RENTAL, 2BR/2BA, waterfront villa,
great view, $800 per month. Call Steve 545-7967
or slloydvans@cs.com


BRADENTON BEACH DUPLEX on Intracoastal,
dock, davits, two blocks to beach. 3BR/2BA, inside
laundry, annual $1,000 per month or seasonal fur-
nished $1,200 per month. 727-784-3679 or 727-
542-7020.

HOLMES BEACH CONDO 2BR/2BA overlooking
pool and Tampa Bay in luxurious Westbay Point
and Moorings. Newly decorated and close to beach
and shops. $2,400 per month/three-month mini-
mum (December, January, February) No smoking,
no pets. Call 778-4258.

AVAILABLE JUNE 16-23, 2001. Umbrella Beach
Resort. 2BR/2.5BA, sleeps six comfortable, heated
pool, Jacuzzi. Private garage with bicycles and
ping-pong table, etc. Excellent! $800. 794-1892.

ANNUALS: PERICO BAY 2BR/2BA furnished
$1,200 per month; Flamingo Cay condo 2BR/2BA
unfurnished $1,200 per month; duplex 2BR/2BA,
garage, unfurnished $1,200; 2BR/1BA, unfurnished
$1,000. T. Dolly Young Real Estate. Ask for Bruce,
778-0807.

SEASONAL DIRECT GULFFRONT, 2BR/2BA
condo 2001 and 2002. T. Dolly Young Real Estate,
ask for Bruce, 778-0807.

2BR/2BA condo in prestigious Perico Bay Club with
club facilities. $1,000 per month, first, last and se-
curity. Call Island Real Estate, 778-6066.

WHAT A DEAL! Rent this new half-million dollar
2BR/1.5BA Gulffront duplex for only $850 per
month April-November. In season rents for $750
per week, you pay electric, cable. 779-0095.

WANTED JANUARY-MARCH 2002, 2BR apart-
ment Retired couple, Island references, prefer
lower floor but not necessary. (716)484-9292.

SEASONAL 2BR/2BA fully furnished,100 yards to
beach. $2,200/month. (407)380-5332.

ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 1BR Anna Maria City,
Gulf view. $600/month plus utilities, first, last, se-
curity. No pets, no smokers. 778-5439.

SEASONAL BEAUTIFULLY decorated 2BR/2BA,
heated pool, washer/dryer, patio with view of Gulf.
April 1-May 1, 2001. Call 778-2556 or 504-2038.

"OH PEACEFUL RETREAT where one can find so-
lace near the sea." Perfect for one, this unfurnished
carriage house is tucked away at the end of a wind-
ing walkway within a privately fenced yard, only
steps from the beach. Quaint and charming with
central heat/air, laundry facilities and offered for
annual lease at $625/month including utilities.
Mature, clean, quiet adults only. Sandy Greiner,
Wagner Realty, 794-2246.

UNFURNISHED ISLAND ANNUAL. Top floor of el-
evated duplex 2BR/2BA, central heat/air, washer/
dryer hook-ups, ceramic tile, screened balcony,
Gulf views. $975/month with some utilities. Sandy
Greiner, Wagner Realty, 794-2246.


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VACATION RENTALS AVAILABLE by the week/
month for April. Island and mainland locations from
$500/week. Sandy Greiner, Wagner Realty, 794-
2246.

ANNUAL 1BR IN BRADENTON BEACH. Ground
floor, on site laundry, furnished/unfurnished. $600/
month includes some utilities. No pets. Sandy
Greiner, Wagner Realty 794-2246.

HOLMES BEACH canalfront home, 2BR/2BA, fur-
nished, garage, laundry, dock, many extras. Avail-
able monthly/weekly. Open 2002 season. Call for
$ and details. (813)286-9814.

ANNA MARIA ANNUALS, Spectacular views of
STampa Bay and Skyway Bridge from deck of this
2BR/2BA updated Anna Maria Island canal home.
Many extras, $1,600/month. Call Barbara Mayo,
Wagner Realty, 778-2246.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND apartment home, recently
refurbished, tile floors $600/month. Call Barbara
Mayo, Wagner Realty 778-2246.

HOLMES BEACH CANALFRONT home. 3BR/2BA
furnished, ground level. Available now, open 2.002
season. $1,000/weekly, $2,800/monthly. 792-5207
(day), 778-2464 (evenings).

HOLMES BEACH, 2 OR 3BR/2BA furnished with ga-
rage and utilities. Almost new, annual $1,000/month,
seasonal $2,500/month. Walk to beach, 778-0300.


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


260 FEET on Palma Sola Bay, zoned RDD4.5., Re-
duced $199,000. Call Sam Watkins, Coldwell
Banker, 321-8323.

CANALFRONT HOME for sale by owner. 2BR/
1.5BA, 1,750 sq. feet, one stall garage, pool, 125
feet of canal frontage. Lot. 80 x 100. $300,000.
8305 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Call 779-2093
to see.

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.

TOWNHOUSE HOLMES BEACH. 3BR/2BA, fam-
ily room. In small private complex, steps from
beach. Use of heated pool. $185,000. Telephone
371-0500.

HOME FOR SALE, 2BR/1BA Newly remodeled,
steps to beach. Great location and neighborhood.
5800 Imperiore Lane, Holmes Beach. $215,000.
Call 778-5482.

DIRECT GULF VIEW building lot 50 by 100 feet.
235 feet to water with beach access. 3014 Avenue
E, Holmes Beach. $329,000. Call 751-0565.

MINUTES TO BEACH and golf courses. Spacious
3BR/2BA villa, no flood zone, choose brand new
carpet, $145,000. Palma Sola townhouse 2BR/
2BA, heated pool, community docks. Call Fred Flis
Real Estate Mart, 756-1090.


PERICO BAY CLUB CONDO. 2BR/2BA very sharp
with lake view. Ground level, $144,900. Open house
Sunday 1-4pm or by appointment. 778-0064.

WATERFRONT LOTS AND HOMES. Five direct
waterfront lots from $149,900 and three waterfront
homes from $299,900 on beach and bay. All on
deep boating water. Owner, (570)943-2516.

PERICO BAY CLUB, Sandpiper model. 2BR/2BA
unfurnished. Many upgrades, furniture negotiable
$130,900. Call 795-8066.


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ground-level 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


STEPS TO THE BEACH 3BR/2BA totally
remodeled home. Move-in condition, one-
car garage and pool. Great Island getaway
or investment rental. Only $249,000. Ed
Oliveira 778-4800 or 778-1199.


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


BRADENTON BEACH DUPLEX Just steps
from the beach, 2BR/2BA each side and laundry
hook-up in both units, enclosed storage on
ground level for each unit. $259,000. Denny
Rauschl 778-4800. MLS#72393. Easy to show


ISLAND LOT: Commercial or duplex zoning. Call Lynn Hostetler 720-5876. $149,900.
ISLAND LOT: Tree shaded, lowest priced lot on Island. Call Ed Oliveira 778-1199. $99,900.
ICE CREAM AND SANDWICH SHOP (Business only) Owner will finance. $35,000.
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DIVIDE AND CONQUER 1 56 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 118 19
by Elizabeth C. Gorsk / Edited by Will Shortz _.


Across
1 Virtues
7 More verdant
13 Avoided extinction,
perhaps
20 Busy
21 Wolf down
22 Maid on "Will & Grace"
23 Gas used as an
anesthetic
24 Like Liz Taylor's eyes
25 Knit
26 Start of a quip
29 Like some drinks
30 Pueblo in northern
New Mexico
31 Needlefish
32 Sheet music abbr.
33 Jerome Robbins's
"Dances __ Gathering"
34 Waltz finale?
37 It's full of drafts
39 Closet eater?
43 Quip, part 2
48 Sponge
51 Warm welcomes
52 Like clown faces
53 Sleep lab subject
54 African families
55 "Drums Along the
Mohawk" author
56 Speaker of the quip
59 Urge
60 "Rock 'n' Roll Is King"
rockers
61 __ concours (not
competing)
62 Big __
63 J.F.K. sight
66 It may light your fire


68 Event for 56-Across
73 Cartoon ape of 60's TV
76 One of the Brady Bunch
girls
77 Set apart
78 Making no value
judgments
79 Figure in a pickup line?
80 Mollify
82 Quip, part 3
85 Mass-wedding chorus
86 It may bring down the
house
87 Fed. funds
88 Fed. founder
89 "Citizen Kane" studio
92 du lieber!"
94 Report
95 Ferret out
96 End of the quip
104 Famed Rio beach
106 Lifted
107 Blues guitarist Harvey
108 Biform beast
109 Community along
Ventura Blvd.
110 Opera set in Cyprus
111 Glut
112 Refuse receptacle
113 Most spare

Down
1 11,000-ft. high smoker
2 Choice word
3 Grant an appeal,
perhaps
4 To be specific
5 Fix a flat?
6 Watch
7 Georgia's state tree
8 Meters and liters



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10 24 minutes, maybe
11 I, OorU, butnot Aor
E: Abbr.
12 Prepare for a sale,
say
13 It may be underfoot
14 Vietnamese currency
15 City southeast of
Turin
16 Board member?
17 One may consider all
the angles in it
18 Hegelian article
19 Fawning one
27 Betray, in a way
28 Scruffs
34 1983 Woody Allen
role
35 Verse form invented
by Archilochus
36 Neighbor of Lucy and
Ricky
38 Short end of the stick
39 It helps many
machines run
40 Irving's__ Meany
41 Faint sound?
42 Brewery stock
43 Cry of epiphany
44 "Sit" follower
45 Brings in
46 Includes
47 Beta carotene
sources
48 Airborne defense?
49 Symbol of hope
50 ___ many words
54 Fringe benefit
55 "Aunt" with a "Cope
Book"
57 Bordelaise ingredient
58 When tripled, a war
film
59 Sunscreen compound


62 Getty Center architect
Richard
63 Casa chamber
64 It may be difficult to
drive in
65 Les oreilles are
attached to it
66 Pedigree figures
67 With 79-Down, something
to do in the yard
68 Cakes with kick
69 Fast-food chain
70 Bookstore section
71 Eyewinker
72 Bond


STUMPED?


73 When doubled, a
dolphinfish
74 Make __dash for
75 Attend
76 Gaping hole
79 See 67-Down
80 Better
81 Child actor's biggest
fan, perhaps
83 Out of it
84 Way to drone
89 Turandot's test
90 Shows subservience
91 75 shares, e.g.
93 Follower of Daniel
94 __ Park, Calif.


95 More exquisite
96 Something that
may be busted
97 A law __itself
98 Sentence division
99 More than self-
confident
100 Barley beards
101 Loaded
102 Like some
proportions
103 Blanchett of
"Elizabeth"
104 Sculpting medium
105 Signature
piece?


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