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Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992) ( March 21, 2001 )

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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
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Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: March 21, 2001

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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Manatee -- Anna Maria
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Material Information

Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: March 21, 2001

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

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Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
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Skimming the news ... Find your way around with our Island map, page 18.


T Anna Maria

The


Islander


"The Best News on Anna Maria Island"


Storm expert:

weak hurricane

would cover Perico
By David Futch and Jim Hanson
Even a relatively weak hurricane coming ashore in
Tampa Bay would inundate north Perico Island, a hur-
ricane expert testified Tuesday afternoon at the admin-
istrative hearing between the city of Bradenton and
Concerned Citizens of Manatee County.
The challenge is over changes made by the city of
Bradenton to its comprehensive land-use plan that al-
lowed the city to give its blessing to an Arvida Co.
development of 898 units on a now-pristine part of
Perico Island. across the bay from Anna Maria Island.
Dr. Robert S. Young, who regularly advises federal
agencies on storm situations, added that a Category 3
storm, with stronger winds and a greater storm surge,
would put the island under 10 feet of water.
Young was the opening witness called by Con-
cerned Citizens to testify before Judge J. Lawrence
Johnston.
"If you re in an area that has a Category 4 or 5
hurricane, that means you're doomed. And I would
certainly consider planning for one." Young said. "You
don't have to experience a 4 or 5 a 3 can cause tre-
mendous damage.'
Young said that one of the things that makes north
Perico so vulnerable is that it is open to quite a large
fetch across Tampa Bay. Fetch is the distance across a
body of water.
In a storm to the north of the island, he said,
"winds are coming down to Perico, building up
waves that could be as high as eight to 10 feet on top
of the storm surge."
PLEASE SEE PERICO, PAGE 1 1


IISLANDER


Volume 9, no. 19, March 21, 2001 FREE


Birdie
Tebbetts
Day
Following the
ribbon-cutting
ceremony and the
unveiling of a sign
sponsored by The
Islander, made
possible with a
generous donation
from Anna Maria
resident John
Bacich, Birdie
Tebbetts Field in
Holmes Beach was
officially open.
Kids of all ages
inaugurated the
field with a
running of the
bases. Inset: The
late Tebbetts'
children, left to
right, Sue Mitchell,
George Jr., Betty
DeLuca and Pat
Kirton. The sign
was created from a
1957 Time maga-
zine cover bearing
the likeness of
Tebbetts, then
manager of the
Cincinnati Reds.
He lived in Anna
Maria from 1962
until his death in
March 1999.


Attempted coup in Anna Maria stalled


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh left town
over the weekend and confusion reigned at city hall.
Deffenbaugh left Sunday, March 18, to help his
wife deal with a family crisis in Ohio. He is not due to
return until sometime next week.
The city remains in an ongoing controversy over
who can nominate a vice mayor, who is or isn't the
vice mayor and whether a vote appointing a vice
mayor several weeks ago was legal. The controversy
has yet to be resolved, but the upshot is that the city
is without a vice mayor to step in for the mayor
while he is out of town.
With a regular meeting scheduled to take place
in the mayor's absence on Thursday, March 22,
Commissioner John Michaels felt there should be a
special meeting to decide who would chair the com-
mission meeting and to discuss the situation in the
public works department, where two employees
have resigned.
Commissioner Tom Skoloda issued a memo Mon-
day declaring himself vice mayor.
"In the absence of the mayor, I am assuming the
responsibility of chairing city commission meetings,"
Skoloda wrote.
Skoloda said he had discussed his nomination and
the commission's vote to make him vice mayor with
Manatee County Supervisor of Elections Bob Sweat.
"In Mr. Sweat's opinion," Skoloda wrote, "the motion


was proper and not prohibited by our city charter."
However, Sweat said in a phone interview Tuesday
that he never said he was an authority on city govern-
ment. He said he was operating with an outdated copy
of the charter, and anyway, he always refers people to
their city attorney for interpretations of city charters.
"What I told him, based on my copy of the char-
ter, was that I didn't see anything that specifically pro-
hibited him being vice mayor and I didn't see anything
specifically authorizing him," Sweat said.
"I then told him to check with his city attorney,
since that's what I always tell people since I don't have
any standing or authority in a charter form of city gov-
ernment," Sweat said.
According to the city's charter,.a commissioner
may call a special meeting.
However, it is the charter over which the confusion
regarding the vice mayor has arisen.
The charter states the mayor "shall nominate and
the commission elect a vice mayor who shall serve at
the pleasure of the commission."
At the Feb. 28 meeting, the mayor nominated
Commissioner Linda Cramer to serve as vice mayor;
That nomination was defeated by a 3-2 vote, with Com-
missioners Jay Hill, Michaels and Skoloda voting
against Cramer. Deffenbaugh and Cramer voted in fa-
vor of the motion.
Then, Hill nominated Skoloda for the vice mayor
PLEASE SEE VICE MAYOR, NEXT PAGE


I-appenings

All Islands
unified service Sunday
This year's All Islands Denominations an-
nual unified church service will be at St. Ber-
nard Catholic Church at 3 p.m. Sunday, March
25. AID issued an invitation to everyone inter-
ested to attend.
The message will be given by the Rev.
Gary Batey, pastor of Roser Memorial Com-
munity Church. Pastors from all of the Island's
seven churches will take part in the service at
St. Bernard, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes
Beach. The combined choirs of all the churches
will provide inspirational music.
A free-will offering will go toward AID's
scholarship program for Island residents. Ap-
plications for scholarship assistance may be
obtained from any of the Island church offices
or by calling 778-6445.
The assistance is available to Islanders and/
or church members for study beyond high
school. Adults wishing to enter a new field or
improve their expertise are encouraged to ap-
ply, said Robert Meylan of AID.
All Islands Denominations is the organiza-
tion of all of the churches on the Island.


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Vice mayor debate continues
CONTINUED, FROM PAGE 1
position. By a 3-2 vote again, it appeared Skoloda
would be vice mayor.
Later, Deffenbaugh asked City Attorney Jim Dye
for a clarification of Skoloda's nomination and election
to vice mayor.
Dye said in his opinion, the election was invalid
since only the mayor can nominate the vice mayor.
Then Hill, an attorney, said since the charter also
requires the vice mayor be elected at the first meeting
after the election, and the mayor declined to nominate
anyone after Cramer was defeated, a commissioner
could make the nomination.
Dye again stated that in his opinion, only the mayor
could nominate the vice mayor.
Deffenbaugh then sought the opinion of Longboat
Key's attorney, Dave Persson, who agreed with Dye.
The mayor e-mailed the city clerk and Building
Official Bob Welch on Tuesday, March 20, directing
them that "there are to be no orders followed by any-
one other than Mayor Gary G. Deffenbaugh."
Add to the city's problems the resignation of Anne
Beck, the city's public works director, and foreman
Bud Bailey late Friday, March 16, leaving that depart-
ment with just one relatively new employee.
The mayor's e-mail memo gave Welch authority to
interview public works employees, and said, "No per-
son or commissioner has the authority to countermand
any of the above directionsgiven by the mayor."
In his e-mail transmission, the mayor said, "There
is no vice mayor at this time and no one has the right
to assume such a position."
Michaels' special meeting was to be held Tuesday
afternoon. March 20. Commissioners Cramer, Hill and
Michaels told city employees they would attend, but
Skoloda complained he couldn't attend because of work.
Three commissioners constitute a quorum in Anna
Maria, but Skoloda told the city clerks there would be


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Fisherman memorial design offered for Cortez
Artist John Ward of Georgia has offered photographs of his proposed design for a memorial monument to commer-
cialfishers in Cortez to the Cortez Waterfronts Florida committee. The design depicts a life-sized, bare-chested
bronze fisherman hauling in a net of mullet, which are flopping at his bare feet. Committee members seemed to like
the depiction, but questioned the fisher's lack of a shirt. "We need a shirt on this guy, one villager said. There were
also questions raised as to the location of the monument, which is proposed for 123rd St. Court at Sarasota Bay.
Photographs of the proposed monument will be displayed and comments solicited at the Cortez Natives Picnic
March 31. Islander Photo: Courtesy Cortez Waterfronts Florida


no quorum if Hill didn't attend. He was told, however,
that Hill had agreed he could make the meeting.
The special meeting appeared set to go until Hill
called city hall and said he would be unable to attend
after all.


The special meeting was canceled and the regular
commission meeting remains on the city calendar for
March 22. At that time, the commissioners present are
expected to choose from among themselves a chairper-
son to run the meeting.


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Anna Maria loses key personnel Meetings


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
Long-time Anna Maria employee Anne Beck has
turned in her resignation.
Beck, who came to the city in 1991, gave a letter
of resignation to Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh just after 5
p.m. Friday, March 16.
In the letter, Beck said that with regret she was
retiring upon the advice of her physician.
Public Works Foreman Bud Bailey also handed in his
retirement letter Friday. He has been with the city since
March 1991.
The last official day for both Beck and Bailey was
Tuesday, March 20. On Monday, Beck was taking a
personal day, while Bailey was out sick.
With the resignation of Beck and Bailey, only one
employee, Gary Thorpe, remains on the job in the pub-
lic works department.
City Clerk Alice Baird said Thorpe's position with
public works is classified as "entry level" and he came
to work for the city in September 2000.
Baird said another department employee, Jim Martin,
resigned last week to take another job. Baird said she has
already placed an ad for a replacement for Martin.
She called Beck "a real asset to the city" and said


Bailey would be missed as well.
Beck came to work for Anna Maria in 1991, and
she and Bailey have been with the city far longer than
any other employees, according to Baird.
For that reason alone, Baird said, it would be dif-
ficult to find anyone who knows as much about the
workings of the city's infrastructure.
Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh was out of town on fam-
ily business and could not be reached for comment. Baird
said she expected to get direction on how to proceed when
the city commission meets Thursday, March 22.
Former Commissioner Bob Barlow said Beck
would be missed. "She knows where the bones are
buried," he said, having survived numerous
administrations and department directors.
Beck served in many capacities for Anna Maria.
She was an administrative assistant for the city's build-
ing and public works department last year when
Deffenbaugh, then newly elected, separated the two
departments and named Beck public works director.
She also served as interim city clerk for several months
last year before Baird was hired.
Presently the city employee with the most senior-
ity is Baird, who came to work in May 2000. Everyone
else on the city staff has been hired since September.


Cortez Road changes proposed in village


By Paul Roat
A "very preliminary" design for changing Cortez
Road through the village of Cortez has been proposed and
will be presented during a special meeting March 29.
Florida Department of Transportation officials
have drafted a starting point proposal, based on com-
ments from villagers, and will welcome additional in-
put later this month.
Among the highlights of the plan:
Longer "pedestrian refuge islands" in the median.
The refuge islands will be located just east of 127th
Street, between 123rd Street Court and 124th Street and
east of the post office.
Sidewalks and bike lanes on both sides of the


road along the entire area of the project, which stretches
from 19th Street to the Cortez Bridge.
Pedestrian warning signs at the east and west ends
of the project area. There will also be posted 35-mph
speed limits with flashing lights installed.
A signalized pedestrian crosswalk at 119th Street.
Extension of the westbound lane to allow a turn
into 115th Street, leading into Sunny Shores.
DOT representatives are hoping to negotiate with
the owner of the property where the Cortez Post Office
is located to eliminate traffic entering directly from
Cortez Road. Ingress and egress would be from drive-
ways to the east and west of the shopping center under
the DOT proposal.


Anna Maria City
March 22, 7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda:
Barford settlement agreement, Holmes Beach request
for assistance in maintenance of Gulf Drive, discussion
of capital improvement plan, discussion of citizen of
year program and city pier request.
March 26, 7:30 p.m., planning and zoning board meet-
ing.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.
Bradenton Beach
March 22, 6:30 p.m., planning and zoning board meet-
ing, special exception for parking at 2409 Avenue A.
March 28, 6:30 p.m., special city commission meeting
on major development, special exception for Bradenton
Beach Club, 17th Street North.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.
Holmes Beach
March 27, 7 p.m., city commission meeting and work
session.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.
Of Interest
March 21, Barrier Island Elected Officials meeting -
CANCELED.
March 22, 7 p.m., Florida Institute of Saltwater Heri-
tage meeting, Cortez Community Center, 4523 123rd
St. Court, Cortez.
March 26, 9:30 a.m., Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan
Planning Organization meeting, Sudakoff Center,
USF-New College campus, Sarasota.

Signalized pedestrian crosswalks throughout the
area, requested by villagers, are not feasible, DOT of-
ficials have said, because there is insufficient demand.
The changes are scheduled to take place during the
2001-02 fiscal year.
.The March 29 meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the
Cortez Community Center, 4523 123 St. Court, Cortez.


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Traffic light is
By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
The highly anticipated traffic light at Manatee
Avenue and Gulf Drive has finally been put to work.
The light was approved by Holmes Beach city
commissioners in 1999 after considering two other
options a roundabout or leaving the intersection as
a three-way stop. The Florida Department of Transpor-
tation recommended the traffic light, which includes a
pedestrian crosswalk and a concrete traffic island.
The cycling of the light is to be controlled to keep
the two main traffic lanes flowing evenly. DOT will
use feedback from the city to cycle the light properly.
DOT budgeted the cost of the light at $101,431.63,
according to Project Engineer Jill Hanshaw-Guadagno
at the start of the project in January.
A 1997 study of the intersection done by the DOT
found that the annual economic loss due to collisions
amounted to $117, 333.
Commissioners believe the light will alleviate con-
fusion and reduce the city's liability.
Here's what some people think about the new light:


up, running in Holmes Beach
Light troubles

ij ..l.L' II"" Holmes Beach Police


Chief Jay Romine, left,
directs Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation
maintenance workers to
fine tune the signaliza-
tion for the new traffic
light at Gulf Drive and
Manatee Avenue.
Southbound traffic was
backed up past the
Marina Drive intersec-
tion on Friday and
throughout the weekend
as motorists experi-
enced delays due to the
new light. Islander
Photo: Bonner Futch


Pat Ansley, Bradenton
"We solved a problem by
creating a new one. I think it
will cause northbound traffic
to back up. However, for a
traffic light, it is appealing to
the eve."


Jayson Cummberland, Ric Gatehouse,
Holmes Beach Bradenton Beach
"It helps. It's easier to direct "They needed to do some-
the tourists who didn't under- thing there. It was just stupid
stand the yield process be- the way it was, so hopefully
fore." the traffic light will help."


Andy LaCroix,
Holmes Beach
"I think it's fantastic, because
tourists didn't understand how
the intersection functioned. I
think traffic flows a lot better. "


Chuck and Joey Lester,
Holmes Beach
"I like it and I think it's
working well, said Joev.
Chuck said, "I think the new
street light is adequate."


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Bids rejected to correct state-mandated record requirements


By Paul Roat
It's the old "one step forward, two steps back" rou-
tine in Bradenton Beach, as city commissioners have
rejected bids to improve records storage space at city
hall.
About a year ago, City Clerk Pat Grizzle informed
commissioners that the room used to house city records
did not meet state requirements for official document
storage. Fire protection was inadequate, shelving
needed to be replaced, and special dampers within the
air conditioning system needed to be installed, Build-
ing Official Roger Titus confirmed.
The city commission eventually approved a request
for proposals to improve the space. Commissioners
budgeted up to $8,000 for the work. which also in-
cluded a weather seal around the storage "vault."


Bids for the project were opened earlier this month.
Tri-Tech Construction of Bradenton bid $5,489 for the
work; Bradshaw Construction of Bradenton bid
$6,700.
Commissioners were scheduled to select a contrac-
tor last week when City Commissioner Bill Arnold
objected to the process.
"I disagree with the scope of work," Arnold said.
"I don't believe it is specific enough."
Arnold said the specifications on metal shelving
should have included the gauge of the metal and how
the shelving would be installed. He also questioned the
pricing of the shelving, stating that he had determined
costs for similar shelves a year ago and found them to
be much more expensive than either contractor's bids.
"Why do we have to do things the most difficult way


there is?" Mayor Gail Cole asked. "This isn't the first time
we've done this, and we can't seem to get it right."
Commissioners unanimously agreed to reject the
two bids.
Chris Arnold, with Bradshaw Construction and no
relation to Commissioner Arnold, said rejecting the
bids was a mistake. He said his company's proposal
intended to subcontract out the shelving and AC work,
and that the shelving would be custom-built on the site
to fit the room.
"I believe you need to do more homework before
you spend taxpayers' money," he said.
Although commissioners rejected the bids, they did
not offer instructions for rebidding the project, so the
failure to conform to state requirements will continue
indefinitely.


$51,590 grant approved for repetitive loss property in Holmes Beach


by Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach resident Joe Kennedy is poised to re-
ceive a Flood Mitigation Assistance Program grant for
$51,590. The grant will allow Kennedy to raise the living
facilities of his family home off the ground level.
"We are definitely grateful and it's gratifying to
know that the paperwork involved and effort everyone
made came to a productive outcome," said Kennedy.
"Joe Duennes. Holmes Beach superintendent of pub-
lic works, was the catalyst and his follow-through is the
only reason we got the grant."
Kennedy and Duennes agreed that the amount of
paperwork and length of the process can be discourag-
ing and there is no guarantee that you'll receive funds.
"It's like a leap of faith," Kennedy said. "It's not
like I had a magic wand or knew something special.
There is no money involved in applying, and if you can
be patient there is nothing to lose."
To be eligible for the grant Kennedy received, the
home or business must be a repetitive loss property,
which is a property that has filed two or more flood-
damage claims of at least $1,000 with the National
Flood Insurance Program within a 10-year period.


The Federal Emergency Management Agency pro-
duces a list of properties each year that meet the repeti-
tive loss standards. Duennes notifies each repetitive
loss property owner in Holmes Beach with a letter ex-
plaining the assistance program.
"If a property owner is interested in applying for
the grant," said Duennes, "I work as their liaison and
put the proposal in on their behalf."
Once an application is submitted, the Florida De-
partment of Community Affairs priorities it with oth-
ers based on the number of losses and the value of those
losses.
Priority is given to properties with four or more
losses with the first priority being given to residences
homes, then commercial structures and finally vacation
homes or seasonal rentals. If two similar properties
from the same community have an equal number of
losses, priority is there given to the property with the
higher claims costs.
"The goal of the program is to reduce the amount
of money spent in claims each year by getting proper-
ties out of harm's way," explained Duennes.
The number of properties chosen to receive grants
is based on the amount of federal money DCA receives


each year. This year Duennes said there is $2.69 mil-
lion allocated for FMA grants.
The grant that Kennedy received represents 75 per-
cent of the cost to elevate his living facilities. The remain-
ing 25 percent of the cost is the property owner's respon-
sibility and only 12 percent of it may be provided as cash
or in-kind service, from a third party.
"I had to apply with a concept of what I wanted to
do with my property," said Kennedy. "Raising the liv-
ing facilities was the option that made the most finan-
cial sense for me."
Although Kennedy is a state-certified building
contractor and he does plan to do some of the work
himself, DCA requires him to receive at least three bids
from contractors. The grant money will then be used to
reimburse costs, with the city acting as the liaison be-
tween DCA and Kennedy.
Anyone with a repetitive loss property may contact
his city's public works department before May 1 to be-
gin the application process. All projects are screened
for eligibility, feasibility, cost-effectiveness and com-
pliance with state and federal regulations. A site in-
spection by an engineer is conducted for all eligible
projects. The estimated time for review is six months
from the date DCA receives the application.


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PAGE 6 0 MARCH 21, 2001 0 THE ISLANDER




Opinion


Whaddaya know?
Call it Round 3 if you will, in the continuing con-
troversy swirling around the City of Anna Maria over
who can be, should be, is or shall be vice mayor.
And the fight isn't over.
Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh says there is no vice
mayor.
The city attorney says there is no vice mayor.
A second municipal attorney says there is no vice
mayor.
Operating under the theory that majority rules,
commissioners usurped Deffenbaugh's authority to
nominate and voted for Tom Skoloda to be the vice
mayor.
The mayor said they can't do that.
The city attorney said they can't do that.
The second advising attorney said they can't do
that.
Yet, Skoloda is attending other official functions,
including a Holmes Beach meeting, proclaiming him-
self to be the vice mayor of Anna Maria.
He issued a memo to the mayor, commissioners
and the city clerk "from Thomas E. Skoloda, Vice
Mayor," Monday stating he is "assuming the respon-
sibility of chairing the city commission meetings."
His take on the events leading to this point?
Skoloda says that after the mayor's choice for vice
mayor was rejected, "the mayor declined his responsi-
bility to nominate a vice mayor .... The fact that all
present voted on the motion [to name Skoloda vice
mayor] makes it a legitimate vote."
Situations in Anna Maria haven't been this absurd
in a long, long time.
The mayor responded via e-mail from out of town,
"Any attempt by Mr. Skoloda to direct the city func-
tions as vice mayor is null and void and such actions
will be met by a court of law and further ramifications."
The whole situation reminds us of a most endear-
ing phrase termed by the late Wyatt Blassingame many
years ago, when far fewer people resided on Anna
Maria Island.
Here's how Wyatt described it:
"One of the strange things about this island ... is
that people love it and I mean the word as something
beyond mere liking or they can't abide it at all. Usu-
ally it takes only a short time to learn which. But there
is no way of knowing ahead of time how the individual
will react.
"There was a time when most of us who lived here
claimed and not without some justification that
people who really loved this island had at least one



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thing in common: we were all a little cracked. We
claimed this happily and pointed with pride to some of
our better examples:
"The lady who would hold her dog up to the tele-
phone so it could bark for a faith-healer in Boston;
the dog had a cold and the lady didn't trust Florida
veterinarians. And the old lady with arthritis who
swam nude because she couldn't get full benefit of
the water in a bathing suit; if the tide carried her
down the beach she might walk home again along
the road, explaining placidly that no one could pos-


sibly take offense since we all understood the situ-
ation. We did.
"Everyone knew I wrote for a living, but no one
paid the slightest attention to what I wrote. With the
exception of one story. In the opening paragraph of this
one was the statement that: 'If you unscrew a screwball
anywhere in the United States, blindfold him, turn him
around twice and turn him loose, he'll wind up in Anna
Maria.'"
And how.
And do we love it? And how.


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Roundabouts not 'done deal'
I am writing to express my confusion over the article
in the March 7 Islander about roundabouts in Cortez.
Several residents have called the Waterfronts Florida of-
fice to express their dismay that roundabouts have been
chosen by the local citizens, when in fact, they never heard
of them until the article. Beginning with the first sentence
"Cortez wants roundabouts..." the article is misleading.
There have been NO meetings in Cortez in which
roundabouts were seriously discussed, nor has this option
been presented to the residents affected by the Cortez
Road widening issue. It is true that the latest Florida De-
partment of Transportation proposal, presented to the
public at a meeting on Jan. 18 here in Cortez, was consid-
ered inadequate by nearly everyone in attendance, how-
ever, no alternative has yet been proposed by the regional
(Bartow) office of the DOT nor has one been reviewed by
local residents.
The Cortez Waterfronts Florida office did contact the
state (Tallahassee) office of the DOT and asked that its
design team look at the issues that were not addressed at
the Jan. 18 community meeting with the regional office.
These issues included: increased traffic speed through the
village when left-turning cars are moved out of travel
lanes, pedestrian safety in crossing more lanes with faster
traffic, the location of the right of way on the south side
too close to residents' homes, problems turning onto 119th
Street West the way the pavement is striped and when the


light is red, and the problems with traffic turning left out
of the village onto Cortez Road. The design team at the
state office, who created an acceptable design for Mayport
(another Waterfronts Florida community in the Jackson-
ville area) when the community did not get an acceptable
design from their local office, has recommended
roundabouts as one alternative.
At this point; the state team will be proposing three
alternatives to the regional office which address the issues
in Cortez. The regional office has promised to come back
to Cortez with a design for further public input. The
date for that input has not been set and it is my understand-
ing that the region will be meeting this month to decide
how best to modify its original proposal to better address
the issues raised by local residents atthe Jan. 18 meeting.
The bottom line is this: There is no "accepted" de-
sign yet. The state design team is working to assist the
region in designing something that addresses the issues
raised by local residents. According to the regional
DOT office, there will be another public meeting to
discuss whatever design the regional office (working
with the state design team) comes up with. The Water-
fronts Florida office is working to ensure that public
input is included in any final design, whether it be two
lanes with roundabouts or some other design that local
residents prefer.
Thank you for clarifying this important Cortez issue.
Janet Hoffinan, Cortez Waterfionts Florida Manager





THE ISLANDER 0 MARCH 21, 2001 0 PAGE 7


Opinion


Skoloda: compelled
to address controversy
I have sat back for over a year now and tried to
avoid getting involved in the negative nature of the
discussions regarding the activities of the Anna Maria
City Commission. However, the half-truths, innuendo
and now lies printed in our papers have compelled me
to speak out.
Unfortunately some residents believe what they
read in the "news" papers. Some residents have com-
mented that Anna Maria City is the "laughing stock"
of the Island, others have questioned why we can't
have more harmony or be more cooperative.
Some people live here or moved here to enjoy the
lifestyle of the Island and don't want to be bothered by
politics. Some perceive that the operations of a small
town should be easy and simple.
I used to believe that, too. Then I noticed that our
pier closed down, a valued and respected restaurateur
was forced to leave a business he loved, a drainage
project went horribly wrong, people were being forced
to take out building permits to paint their garage doors
or to replace water heaters, our [former] building offi-
cial arbitrarily mistreated vulnerable residents while
pandering to others.
I attended city meetings myself and saw the com-
mission ignoring citizen input, making decisions with-
out adequate information and justifying their actions
with unbelievable and false information. Many other
residents began to be affected and started to attend
meetings. Over 300 attended the political forums. As
a result, all of the incumbents have now been voted or
forced out of office.
What happened? Were these just "bad" people?
.Werethey stupid? No. They had merely fallen into the
trap of misinterpreting our city charter.
They also believed that small town government
should be simple. They accepted a "benevolent" leader
approach. "Don't worry. We'll make all the decisions.


We'll decide what is good and right for the city. We
know what's best for you." They stopped listening to
the people. That is a fatal blow for democracy. Your
paper has criticized the discussions going on in Anna
Maria with little understanding of the importance of
what is happening here. Divergent views and opinions
are the lifeblood of a democracy as much as is a free
press.
What did happen, then? Anna Maria has gradually
moved away from the commission form of government
intended by our charter. The mayors have assumed
duties, responsibilities and power never intended by
our charter.
Past commissions allowed this to happen and may
even have encouraged it. We now have lawyers inter-
preting individual phrases without considering the
overall tone of the document. Reading our city charter,
it is clear that we are a strong commission, weak mayor
form of government in which the mayor functions
much like a part-time city manager who is responsible
to the commission.
This is the original form of municipal government
in America and is still the most common form of gov-
ernment in small towns. This is a very effective form
of government, especially in small towns where the
checks and balances of multiple departments are not
possible.
In Anna Maria, the city government gradually
moved toward allowing the mayors to assume more
and more responsibility and power. Sometimes the
decisions they made were good and right, but some-
times the decisions they made were horribly wrong.
The issue of election of a vice mayor in Anna
Maria is not about personalities or a need for contro-
versy. It is the visible struggle of defining the roles of
the mayor and the commission.
This is an important struggle. That is why it is tak-
ing so much time, is such a difficult decision, and there
are so many people who are passionately involved in
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Don't be misled. These are important issues that
will affect you. Your lifestyle is under attack. The value
of the land here has increased too much to permit us to
be ignored by developers; the lifestyle too desirable not
to be coveted by a number of people whose invasion
would destroy it.
I've heard the criticism that "you just got here and
now you don't want anyone else to come here." It
seems to be aimed at forcing others to accept growth
as inevitable. There are times and places when and
where growth is not good. We seem to have accepted
the mantra that growth is always good, more is better.
Well, I've reached the point in my life where I
know that is not always true. Growth can kill what it
seeks to enjoy. Our national parks struggle with these
issues daily and have had to impose restrictions to keep
people from destroying what they have come to enjoy.
Our lifestyle on the Island is unique, but the desire
for a quality lifestyle is not. Even those moving into the
developments and condos are often seeking a sense of
community and belongingness, the small town atmo-
sphere often eulogized.
Well, in Anna Maria we have a sense of commu-
nity. Let's not destroy it.
Get involved in your government. Come to meet-
ings and express your opinions. We still have a city
where those opinions can be expressed and heard.
Tom Skoloda, Anna Maria commissioner

Let people decide
This whole issue regarding a beach for dogs is getting
way out of hand. Now it is being suggested a town.meet-
ing be held with so-called experts on beaches for dogs.
Get real! Put it on the ballot next election and let
the people vote for or against it. It is the choice of the
people who live here and/or own property here. Not
dog experts or city or state officials. "By the people for
the people."
Werner Hoecher, Holmes Beach


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Birdie Tebbetts Field

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friends, family
Birdie Tebbetts liked to say, "Baseball never for-
gets."
His point was made March 17 when friends and
baseball people showed up for the opening of Birdie
Tebbetts Field in Holmes Beach.
He wanted to be remembered as a "baseball man,"
and few in attendance at the opening will forget him.
Young players will be rewarded with the opportunity
to play in the future on the field that commemorates his
career and his generosity to youth sports on Anna
Maria Island.
Islander publisher Bonner Futch proposed in 1998,
when plans for the field first came under consider-
ation, that it be named for Tebbetts.
Approximately 300 folks came to see the unveil-
ing of a new sign recognizing the late Islander
Tebbetts, a 14-year major-league catcher with the De-
troit Tigers, Boston Red Sox and Milwaukee Braves
PLEASE SEE FIELD, NEXT PAGE


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Sponsored by The Islander with a donation from long-time Tebbetts' pal John Bacich of Anna Maria, a new
sign is unveiled by Publisher Bonner Futch and Bacich for the crowd of onlookers, including county and
Island city officials, Tebbetts family members and friends, and lots of Little League volunteers and players.
Tebbetts approved the sign before his death, listing his accomplishments as a baseball player, scout, manager
and executive from 1934 to 1992. Islander Photos: David and Bonner Futch, Paul Roat


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THE ISLANDER 0 MARCH 21, 2001 0 PAGE 9

Skoloda surveys citizens, produces 'informal' results


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria residents like the city's newsletter,
want their zoning codes to be strict and are opposed to
replacing the drawbridge on Manatee Avenue with a
65-foot-tall, fixed-span bridge.
Those are some of the findings of an informal sur-
vey conducted by Anna Maria Commissioner Tom
Skoloda.
Skoloda, whose profession is as a psychologist, polled
citizens as they came and went from the Anna Maria Post
Office and handed out surveys during the candidates' fo-
rums and the city election recently at city hall.
He compiled the results of more than 200 surveys
that were returned to him.
According to Skoloda, the highest approval rating
was for maintaining strict building and zoning codes
and holding the line on variances.


Of those returning surveys, 65 percent favored the
strict codes, 22 percent were opposed and 12 percent
said they were neutral.
Citizens gave a favorable rating of 54 percent for
continuing the publication of the Anna Maria City
newsletter, 25 percent were opposed, 21 percent were
neutral. On the other hand, 41 percent thought the cost
of the newsletter was too high.
Skoloda's question about replacing the drawbridge
on Manatee Avenue drew 61 percent opposition, while
30 percent were in favor of replacement with a fixed-
span bridge. Only 8 percent were neutral.
Skoloda also asked about the establishment of a
limited area as a dog beach. Of those responding to that
question, 73 percent were opposed, 19 percent were in
favor, while 8 percent were neutral.
The opinions of the respondents on limiting park-
ing on beach access roads were split. Of those answer-


ing, 44 percent favored restricting parking, 42 percent
were opposed, while 13 percent described themselves
as neutral on the issue.
Most people didn't want to see taxes increased to
improve city services. Of those who answered the ques-
tion, 48 percent were opposed to a tax hike, 25 percent
favored an increase to improve services and 21 percent
said they were neutral.
A question about "feelings" regarding increased fund-
ing for the Anna Maria Island Community Center, resulted
in a 47 percent favorable rating, while 25 percent were
opposed and 24 percent said they were neutral.
Skoloda used city resources for the survey forms
and for copies of the results.
Anyone interested in the complete survey can pick
up a copy at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
or at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.


FIELD OPENS, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 8
and National League manager of the year with the Cin-
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The kids got to run the bases on the Babe Ruth-
sized diamond and also had a chance play and hit on the
new field.
The big kids see adults got a chance to play
and found out it's difficult to hit a baseball when you
haven't done it in 20 or 30 years. It was difficult to tell
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$400 and with other donations for the field, the day's
total take exceeded $3,400.
Tebbetts' four children Sue Mitchell, George:
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Just before he died, The Islander asked Birdie how
he wanted to be remembered. He answered, "Tell them
I was a baseball man."
The event was sponsored by The Islander on behalf
of the City of Holmes Beach. Holmes Beach Mayor
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The Anna Maria Island Historical Society's "Remember When" dinner and pageant will be at 7 p.m. March
31 at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Here, left to right, Dick Hennessey, John Kamin, Andy
Speare and Celia Ware and Joy Courtney rehearse for the play, which traces the history of firefighting on the
Island, at the Holmes Beach fire station. Tickets are on sale at the Hist 'rical Museum. 402 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria. The price is $12 for, adults, $6 for children under 12. Deadline purchase tic'cts is Ma rch 21. For
information, call 778-0492. Islander Photo: Lauric Kroslw


Czech Kiwanians
coming to Island
Eighteen Kiwanians from the Czech Republic will
be here next week to see how their Anna Maria Island
counterparts do things and, not incidentally, sample our
beaches.
They will stay at the Silver Surf Motel in
Bradenton Beach, share a luncheon and club meeting
with the Island Kiwanis Club at Cafe on the Beach at
Manatee Beach Monday, March 26, and attend mass at
St. Bernard Catholic Church Sunday, April 1.
In between will come at least two beach days, said
Pat Staebler of Anna Maria, who is a member of the
arrangements committee of the host Kiwanis Club of
Bradenton. Their first week here they will live in
Bradenton Kiwanis members' homes.
Altogether the seven Czech women and 11 men
will spend two weeks in Manatee County, with a full
schedule of tours and meetings with Kiwanians and
public officials.
Tours include Port Manatee, the John and Mable
Ringling Museum of Art, Tropicana and several other
business and cultural points of interest.

Sailboat cruising class starts
next Wednesday evening
An introductory course on sailboat cruising will
begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, at the Sarasota
Sailing Squadron and continue weekly through May 9.
The course is free and open to the public, geared
for those new to cruising and to veteran cruisers. In-
structor will be Stan Zimmerman, naval author who has
taught the course since 1985.
It will include coastal navigation, self-steering, sail
handling, emergencies, anchoring, planning and other
aspects of cruising the Florida coast.
The sailing squadron is at the east end of Ken
Thompson Park on City Island, off the south ramp of
the New Pass Bridge from Longboat Key. Further
information may be obtained at 388-2355.

Deadline for arts bus trip
from Longboat is Friday
Reservations must be made by 4 p.m. Friday,
March 25, for the "arts day" bus trip from Longboat
Key to St. Petersburg, according to the sponsoring
Longboat Key Center for the Arts.
The trip will include tours of the Salvador Dali
Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts, plus lunch at
the Vinoy Hotel. The bus is to leave the center at 8 a.m.
Thursday, March 29, and return at 6 p.m. that day. Cost
is $60 per person. Details may be obtained at 383-2345.


Reserve now for
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With a $5,000 cash prize and a raffle for a
home theater to go to a couple of lucky winners,
reservations are being taken now at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center for "An Affaire
to Remember 2001."
Reservations may be made by phone at 778-
1908, by mailing a check payable to AMICC for
$75 per person to P.O. Box 253, Anna Maria
City FL 34216, or in person at the Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City.
The Affaire will start with champagne at 5
p.m. Saturday, April 21, in the "grand ballroom"
of St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor
Drive, Holmes Beach.
The $5,000 Give-Away will be the big prize
of a raffle, with $50 tickets available at busi-
nesses around the Island and at the Center. Only
300 tickets will be sold for the $5,000 prize.
The Home Theater System includes a 36-
inch television, DVD player, four-head VCR,
surround-sound system and many bells and
whistles, and its winner will be decided at a
drawing at the Affaire. Tickets, $5 each or three
for $10, are for sale at local businesses and the
Center.
Proceeds will go to the sponsoring Center,
and principal beneficiaries of the big event are
the young people of the Island to whom the Cen-
ter is devoted.

Butterflies, nature painting
classes at Palma Sola
Classes in butterfly gardening and nature painting on
fabric are scheduled for Saturday, March 24, at Palma Sola
Botanical Park, 9800 17th Ave. N.W., Bradenton.
Connie Hodson, butterfly garden designer and
founder of the Manasota Chapter-North American Butter-
fly Association, will lead the first class from 9 to 11:30
am.
The painting course will be from 9 to 11 a.m.,
taught by Sandy Nagy.
Details on prices and materials may be obtained by
calling 722-2966.
Visionaires to meet Tuesday
The Anna Maria Island Visionaires, a group de-
voted to persons with low vision, will meet at 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 27, at the Island Branch Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Further information may be obtained and transpor-
tation arranged by calling Laura Spaulding, 778-5001.


































Vaudeville lives on in Anna Maria production
Actors Sam McDowell, from left, Sally Jorgensen, Hugh Bailey, Gabe Simches and Dick Rossi ham it up on
stage for their vaudevillian routine in "The Sunshine Boys" at Island Players.


'Sunshine Boys' offers up laughter,


vaudeville remembrances


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
If shtickis what you want, shtick is what you'll get at
the Island Players production of the "The Sunshine Boys."
Neil Simon's classic play offers up a couple of
codgers once famous on the vaudeville circuit who are
brought out of retirement for one last hurrah.
Lewis and Clark. "The Sunshine Boys." Two com-
ics who act as one. Lewis without Clark is like laugh-
ter without joy.
Problem is, they can't stand each other after doing
the same shtick together on stage for 43 years. There's
that word shtick again. It keeps coming to mind when
you think about the "Sunshine Boys."
Shtick is a Yiddish word that means "an habitual
routine, especially in show business."
In the case of "The Sunshine Boys" at Island Play-
ers, it's habitual laughter.
Playwright Simon dredges up vaudevillian ghosts
and employs clever one-liners and comebacks to get
laugh after laugh from the audience.
When you see and hear Gabe Simches as Willie
Clark and Sam McDowell as Al Lewis, they'll remind
you of Walter Matthau and George Burns doing their
shtick in the 1975 film version of the play. As an aside,
Burns' appearance in the "Sunshine Boys" was his first
starring role since the 1939 film "Honolulu."
The original Broadway play was produced in 1974
and featured Jack Albertson as Willie and Sam Levine
as Al.
Director Phyllis Elfenbein said working with
Simches and McDowell made her job easier.
"They're both so good that I gave them the script
and direction and let them go," Elfenbein said. "They
take direction beautifully. Their talent is always going
to get them through anything you throw at them."
Simches and McDowell drop lines as if they'd
grown up on vaudeville. It makes you wonder if both
haven't seen "The Sunshine Boys" 1,000 times.
As the audience settles in, they listen to old record-
ings of Burns and wife Gracie Allen go through their
comedy shtick. It was a set-up of things to come.


Ski-A-Rees launch season
The prize-winning Ski-A-Rees have begun the
2001 season of free water ski shows at the water ski
stadium at Ken Thompson Park behind Mote Ma-
rine Laboratory on City Island, just off the south
ramp of the New Pass Bridge.
The regular show starts at 2 p.m. every weather-
friendly Sunday, with a special youth development
pre-show at 1 p.m.
For more information, call the organization at
388-1666 or on the Internet at www.skiarees.com.


Simches in Act I describes the grouchy pal he
hadn't worked with in 11 years.
"As an actor, nobody could touch him," Willie says.
"As a human being, nobody wanted to touch him."
Badda boom.
Willie's nephew Ben Silverman, played by Mark
Woodland, tries to get the pair back together for the
television special on the history of comedy. When he
coaxes them to rehearse, they won't even look at each
other. Woodland as Ben can only scream with disgust
and pull his hair.
Al, "Would you like to stand there and rehearse or
insult me?"
Willie, "I'd like to do both, but we don't have the
time."
And so it goes, ad infinitum. It's ajoy to watch and
reminds us of what we lost when vaudeville died. Wait
'til you see Act II. It's called "The Doctor and the Tax
Examination."
Jo Kendall is especially memorable as the nurse and
Hugh Bailey plays the unwitting patient, while Dick Ross6
is the TV director who must be suffering from ulcers. Sally
Jorgensen plays her second role at Island Players when she
takes on the character Edie. Marge McKeever plays
Willie's nurse "with an attitude."
As always, the sets are a tribute to attention to detail
and were designed for this production by John Flannery.
There's a great picture of Ed Sullivan, another of Al Jolson
and a framed front cover of the entertainment weekly
"Variety" hanging in the run-down hotel where Willie's
lived for longer than his nephew would like to remember.
Leave your troubles behind and go see it. It's great
shtick.
The Island Players theater is located at the comer of
Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue in Anna Maria. Curtain times
are 8 p.m. except for the 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. The box
office will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. throughout the
run and one hour before each performance.

Perico Island fight begins
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
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Tirtle Watch preps for season, Saturday picnic


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch volunteers are gear-
ing up for an especially demanding sea turtle nesting sea-
son, preparing to move nests from much of the beach.
The beach renourishment program is set to begin
in the heart of turtle nesting season this summer, and
pumping sand ashore for virtually a whole new beach
assures complications in turtle reproduction.
Suzi Fox, who holds the state's marine turtle
preservation permit for the Island, said many of her
"turtle trackers" are experienced in this sort of thing,
others are training now, and still others are to begin
Saturday, March 24. The nesting season runs from
May through October.
The training will be at a picnic at Coquina Beach
starting at 4 p.m. Fox will provide meat, beverages and
setups, and others are to bring favorite dishes to share.
She will try to recreate a turtle track there so new-
comers to the organization will know what they're
looking for when the turtles start coming ashore to nest.
Official Turtle Watch T-shirts, made exclusively for


FISH to meet Thursday
The Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage
will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 22, in the
Cortez Community Center, 4523 123 St. Court,
Cortez. On the agenda is an update on the FISH
Preserve purchase, 95 acres of wetlands east of
Cortez designated to be a nature preserve.
Also scheduled to be discussed is the final tal-
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died, and a necropsy is under way in Gainesville to
determine its cause of death.
Smitty, named after the Cortez resident who
found the turtle, had many of the symptoms of the
mysterious ailment that has killed numerous turtles
in the Florida Keys, said Glenn Harman.
He is the scientist in charge of turtle rehabili-
tation at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, where


volunteers for identification purposes, will be available
for purchase, as well as other items and shirt designs.
"This is for everyone who wants to be in the pro-
gram, veterans and rookies alike," she said. "Come and
join up, we'll train you."
The state has issued permits clearing Manatee County
to go ahead with renourishment, she said, but no startup
date has been set. When it does, it will inevitably disturb
prime nesting sites along the Island's shore.
So every nest between Sycamore Avenue in Anna
Maria City to 13th Street South in Bradenton Beach the
renourishment area will be relocated by Turtle Watch-
ers to Coquina Beach at the south end of the Island.
"We've done this before," Fox said, "in 1992
and in 1997. Nesting mothers liked the sand after the
1997 project, and nesting went up two-thirds in the
project area."
When renourishment is complete, the contractor
must "till" the beach to loosen the sand to a depth of
two feet, a foot less than before; our loggerheads' and
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Smitty was one of five turtles stranded here
in the past three weeks, said Suzi Fox, who holds
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Exotic plant removal proposed for Cortez schoolhouse property


By Paul Roat
Plans are proceeding with the renovations of the
historic 1912 schoolhouse in Cortez.
Maggie Marr, Manatee County grants coordinator,
told members of the Cortez Waterfronts Florida com-
mittee last week that the first steps in restoring the
former schoolhouse at 4415 119th St. W. into a public
building are selection of an architect and design of the
renovations and improvements.
"A minimum of two meetings will take place in the
village," she said, "and we'll be told what can and can't
be done with the building."
The contract for the architectural design is paid for
by a state grant with Manatee County matching funds.
Deadline for the final plan for the building is due in
June 2002, and will include cost estimates.
Another proposal for the property may move a
little faster. Diane Rosensweig with Scheda Ecological


Associates said a three-way grant is being offered to
remove exotic plants from the schoolhouse property,
but only if the plan can be developed and implemented
before the end of the year.
Exotic plants are non-native species that include
Brazilian pepper trees, Australian pine trees and
carrotwood trees.
State agencies often find extra money within their
budgets at the end of the year that can be diverted to
projects, but only if those projects can be implemented
quickly, Marr said. The schoolhouse exotic removal
was determined to be a top contender for that type of
grant funding.
Much of the focus of the grant funds is restoration
of the natural tidal flow to Sarasota Bay of a small lake
at the northeast corner of the nearly four-acre site,
Rosensweig said. That former little waterway is now
choked with exotic plants, which would be removed.


Australian pines, also an exotic, were a source of con-
cern by committee members. Many of the long-time resi-
dents of the village helped plant the pines years ago, and
villagers questioned if they should be removed.
Manatee County Planning Director Carol Clarke
said the trees could remain on the property, but could
not be replaced if they died. She called the process a
"timed removal."
"Those trees mean almost as much to us as the
schoolhouse," Blue Fulford said.
The grant money is being offered through the
Sarasota Bay National Estuary Program, the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection and the
Southwest Florida Water Management District.
Marr added that the schoolhouse property is pub-
lic and can be utilized "just like a public park." How-
ever, she warned that the building itself is not yet open
to the public and is off limits to visitors.


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Sch@ol
Diana Bogan
Anna Maria Elementary
School Menu
Monday, March 26
Breakfast; Pancake with Syrup, Cereal, Yogurt
Lunch: Scalloped Potatoes with Ham or Hamburger
on a Bun, Fresh Steamed Broccoli, Applesauce Cake
Tuesday, March 27
Breakfast: Muffin Square, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Spaghetti with Meat Sauce or Grilled
Chicken Patty, Roll, Tossed Salad with Dressing,
Fresh Fruit
Wednesday, March 28
Breakfast. Pretzel, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Hamburger on a Bun or Peanut Butter and
Jelly Sandwich, Peas and Carrots, Apples
Thursday, March 29
Breakfast: Pancake on a Stick, Yogurt, Cereal'
Lunch: Corndog or Chicken Wings, Baked Beans,
Fresh Fruit
Friday, March 30
Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Cheese Pizza or Sloppy Joe Sandwich,
Tossed Salad with Dressing, Applesauce Cup
Milk and juice are served with every meal.

Children's films at Tingley
The Tingley Memorial Library, 111 Second
St. N., Bradenton Beach, now offers children's
videos. Recent acquisitions include Disney
films, "Zoo Life" with Jack Hanna, Reader's
Digest's "Young Families Franklin" series and
full-length wilderness-adventure films. Film
selections are appropriate for ages 2-14.
Anyone may join the library for a $2 annual
fee. Children under 14 may join free. Bring
identification and proof of a local address and
phone number to join.
For more information and library hours, call
779-1208.


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Wason, Chris Romeo, Andrew Fortenberry, Ben Murphy, Max Marnie, Marisa O'Brien, Kyla Secor, Charlie
Woodson, Hannah Crowe and Ricky Miller. Recipients of the WAVE award receive a coupon for a free
serving of ice cream at Mama Lo's in Anna Maria.


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Anna Maria Elementary School
last week before putting on an
evening family concert.
Abell kept the audience involved
with hand gestures and lyrics easy
enough for singers of all ages to
follow. Students also got a quick
lesson on the history of some of
the many stringed instruments
that Abell uses in his performance.
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Architect sought for Island school renovations


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
The School Board of Manatee County has posted
an advertisement for an architect to develop the mas-
ter plans for renovations to take place at King Middle
School and Anna Maria Elementary School.
The board is in the process of collecting bids, and
nothing will move forward until it has approved an
architect for the job.
The Island school's faculty and the School Advi-
sory Committee, which includes many parents, came
up with a "top 10" list of concerns they would like
addressed within the renovation plans.
"The number one concern is the quality of air,"
said Principal Tim Kolbe. "Teachers and staff feel it's
important to have the air quality tested first. Why not
see if we have a problem?"
Other areas earmarked for improvements from the
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improved plumbing; drop-off, pick-up and parking ar-
eas; staff workrooms and storage; music and art rooms,
media center and television studio; the cafeteria,
kitchen, clinic and administrative areas.
The final project plan, which will be developed by
the architect, will reflect governmental requirements,
although Kolbe says all parties agree that the school's
"Island flavor" should be maintained.
Once an architect is chosen, Kolbe, a SAC represen-
tative and school board representatives will meet every
two weeks to keep the renovation plans moving forward.
The selection process should be completed by April.
In other news, the school is in the process of trying to
purchase new umbrellas for the outdoor picnic tables. If
anyone has information on where to purchase island-
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Obituaries


John M. Eckerd Jr.
John M. Eckerd Jr., 77, of Holmes Beach, died
March 18.
Born in Drexel Hill, Pa., Mr. Eckerd was a winter
resident of Holmes Beach for 14 years. He was a part-
ner with Eckerd Drugs of Delaware, retiring in 1974.
He served in the U.S. Army CBI theater during World
War II. He was a member of the Cape May City
Kiwanis Club. He was Presbyterian.
Memorial services will be held in Cold Springs,
N.J., at a later date. Memorial contributions may be
made to the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 1179,
Bradenton FL 34206. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home,
Island Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Isabelle Shaw; son John
Christopher of Wilmington, Del.; brother Jack of
Clearwater; and two grandchildren.

B. Joe May
B. Joe May. 87, of Holmes Beach, died March 13.

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Born in London, England, Mr. May came to Mana-
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Ohio State University. He was a wing commander, Royal
Air Force, retired. He was a member of the Royal Air
-Force Association and the Burton Woods Association. He
was a member of the Church of England and attended
Roser Memorial Community Church.
Memorial services were March 19 at Roser Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's
Association, Manatee-Sarasota Counties Chapter Inc.,
1230 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota FL 34239. Brown and Sons
Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Joan; daughter Judy Allen
of Harbor Island, Bahamas; son Jonathan of Guilford,
Conn.; stepdaughters Betsy Hooper and Marty
Johnson, both of Sarasota; stepson Joseph Hooper III
of Bradenton; sister Betty Hall of Bristol, England;
eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Ralph D. Nelson
Ralph D. Nelson, 87, of Westborough, Mass., and
Holmes Beach, died Feb. 15.
Born in Connellsville, Pa., Mr. Nelson held elec-
trical engineering and mathematics degrees. He taught
at the Army and Navy Preparatory School and North-
eastern University. He worked as a design engineer at
Carnegie-Illinois Steel Corp. and was a research math-
ematician with U.S. Time Corp. He retired from


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a member of the Players' Club in Westborough, the
American Society for Engineering Education, the
Mathematical Association of America, the American
Association of University Professors and the Sons of
the American Revolution.
Mr. Nelson was a member of the Congregational
Church Westborough and a member of Roser Memo-
rial Community Church, Anna Maria.
Services were in Mt. Dora Feb. 24. Memorial con-
tributions may be made to American Printing House
For the Blind, 1839 Frankfort Ave., P.O. Box 6085,
Louisville KY 40206-0085 or Hospice of Lake and
Sumter, 12300 Lane Park Road, Tavares FL 32778.
He is survived by wife Edna Balma; sons Ralph Jr.
of Newark, Del., Albert of Cupertino, Calif., and
Charles of Peoria, Ill.; daughter Susan Dahlen of
Midford, N.H.; brother Wilbur of Bradenton; sister
Marian Tuxbury of Mt. Dora; 10 grandchildren; and
one great-grandchild.

Margaret 'Peg' Smith
Margaret "Peg" Smith, 80, of Lake Forest Park,
Wash., and formerly Bradenton Beach, died March 12.
Born in Linden, N.J., Mrs. Smith moved here from
there in 1973. She worked for Ortho Pharmaceuticals,
Scotch Plains, N.J., and First National Bank in Linden.
She is survived by son Jeffrey Smith; daughter
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THE ISLANDER E MARCH 21, 2001 0 PAGE 17


Committee formed
By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
Coming up with an administrative code for handling
such city business as hiring employees and placing items
on the city commission agenda will be the focus of a new
committee being formed in Anna Maria City.
At its March 8 meeting, the city commission voted to
authorize Commissioner Jay Hill to head up a committee
to come up with "policies and proceduresfor administra-
tive actions."
Hill said he envisions the committee's meeting for a
period of two to three months. Hill said the committee
would go through the issues and then present them to the
commission for guidance.
"We-need to identify areas where we need proce-
dures," Hill said. "How do we set up an agenda item?
Nothing says we have to advertise a job opening," he said.
"The commission may not agree with me. We don't
want to become micromanagers, but we do need notifica-
tion if we (the city) do something in a particular area such
as the ditches on Spring Avenue. It would have saved the
city a lot of turmoil and grief if there had been procedures
for notifying people." Hill said.
Hill asked that anyone interested in serving on the
committee contact him at city hall, 708-6130, or at his
home phone, 778-4745.
Building Official Bob Welch thanked the commission
for wanting to put together procedures for the staff. Say-
ing he might be "a little forward," he offered a suggestion
for the committee to work with staff.
Commissioner Tom Skoloda said, "We have a good
charter. Like the construction of the Constitution of the
United States, it's general in latitude within the docu-
ment."

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All for the green
Amid a flurry of activities on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, a group of hearty Islanders formed a parade from
Holmes Beach City Hall to Island's End restaurant, where a beer tent awaited their arrival. Mayor Carol
Whitmore and Commissioner Pat Geyer shared the "catbird seat" in this carload of celebrants. The parade
included a band, go-cart and scooter riders, and plenty of Irish green candy thrown to the sidewalk viewers.
Islander Photo: Bonner Futch


Pancake breakfast Sunday
A pancake breakfast is planned from 8 to 11 a.m.
Sunday, March 25, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248
S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Pancakes, sausage,
orange juice and coffee are on the menu for $2.50 for
adults, $1 for children. Baked goods will also be of-
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N.W., Bradenton. The $25 fee includes books and
materials for the class in boating safety. Further infor-
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Streetlife


Island police reports
Anna Maria City
No reports available.

Bradenton Beach
March 5, 2400 block of Avenue C, burglary. A
woman's bike was stolen from an open garage.
March 6, 1800 Gulf Drive N., LaCosta condomini-
ums, lost property. A condo renter reported jewelry
missing from her condo. The woman said she had hid
a diamond solitaire ring and a peridot ring in a pair of
socks for safekeeping. The socks and rings were taken
from her dresser drawer.
March 10, 700 block of Gulf Drive South, Cortez
Beach, lost property. A man reported that he lost his
cell phone while on the beach.
March 11, 2100 block of Gulf Drive South, Co-
quina Park, under-age possession of alcohol. A police
officer, making rounds to close the park for the
evening, witnessed a driver throw a beer can from his
car. The officer advised the driver that he could be
fined for littering and that alcoholic beverages are not
allowed in the park. It was also noted that there was
more alcohol in the car, so the officer asked for iden-
tification. The driver and his passenger, both 20, were
issued a notice to appear for possession of alcoholic
beverages under the age of 21.
March 12, 12th Street North and Bay Drive North,
information. Police were notified that there appeared to
be several needles in the road. An officer found six
used insulin-type hypodermic needles lying in the road.


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8 to 11 AM
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Church Activity Center
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March 13, 1300 block of Bay Drive North, crimi-
nal mischief. A man reported damage to his rental car.
The hood of the car appeared to be scratched and
dented by an unknown object. The approximate cost of
the damage is $500.

Holmes Beach
March 10, 4200 block of Gulf Drive, theft. A com-
memorative New York quarter was stolen from a
woman's mailbox. She sent away for the quarter and
the envelope it was delivered in was apparently tam-
pered with.
March 10, 5300 block of Gulf Drive, criminal mis-


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Warren Peters of Holmes Beach was on
his paraplegic bicycle heading north-
bound on the sidewalk from the Manatee
Beach when Judith Walters of Holmes
Beach rolled over his front wheel with
her car. Walters was on 43rd Street
watching traffic in order to make a right
turn onto Gulf Drive. She stated she
didn't see Peters enter the roadway and
was cited for careless driving. Holmes
Beach Police Lt. Dale Stephenson, left,
takes information from Peters as a
marine safety officer who responded to
S the scene from the beach looks on.
Islander Photo: Bonner Futch.


chief. An unknown person threw two rocks at a pass-
ing motor home. Two windows on the motorhome
were broken. The amount of the damage was estimated
to be at least $1,000.
March 11, 200 block of 73rd Street, theft. Two
gnome statues approximately 18-24 inches tall were
stolen from the resident's front yard.
March 11, 4600 block of Gulf Drive, battery. A
woman was arrested for physically attacking her hus-
band. According to the police report, her children and
another adult witnessed the attack. Her husband re-
quested an emergency weekend restraining order
packet from the officer.


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THE ISLANDER U MARCH 21, 2001 0 PAGE 21


Deputy Fire Chief Pollock named Chief Officer of Year


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
The Manatee County Fire Chiefs Association has
named Deputy Chief Brett Pollock of the West Mana-
tee Fire & Rescue District Chief Officer of the Year.
West Manatee Fire & Rescue Chief Kenneth
"Andy" Price nominated Pollock for the many accom-
plishments he has achieved during his first year of pro-
motion to deputy chief. In his nomination letter, Price
wrote that Pollock's "commitment to the welfare of our
members and the organization is unquestionable."
Throughout the year Pollock's accomplishments
have included:
SObtaining a grant for the purchase of the first cus-
tom fireboat in Manatee County. The grant was for


Business

New Cortez business
helps grieving pet owners
A new business has opened in Cortez to comfort
humans through the trauma of a pet's death with the
motto "You don't have to be alone."
It is Sunset Pet Loss Support Services, owned and
operated by Bill and Carol Hart. They developed a simi-
lar service in Chicago and recently moved the headquar-
ters to Cortez, where they have owned a home for years.
When a pet must be put down, Hart said, "we go
with the owners to the veterinary and comfort them, or
if an owner just can't face it, we handle it all the way
through euthanasia. If a pet has already passed away at
home. we take care of that, too."
They also function similar to hospice care for humans.
Sunset's Florida territory is from Crystal River to
Ft. Myers, he said. The firm is now hiring "mature,
sympathetic people" for all phases of the business up
to grief counseling. That part is handled by profession-
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For more information, call the Harts at 761-3526.


$100,000 of the $101,850
purchase price.
Obtaining a 75 percent
matching grant for the instal-
lation of hurricane shutters
on Fire Station 4 that totaled
more than $37,000.
Guiding members
through the process of merg-
ing Anna Maria and West
Side fire districts. Pollock
Supervising the addition
onto Fire Station 4 that made it possible for the station to
accommodate two new fire trucks.
Providing the district with a 15-member wildfire


team that is available for deployment.
Seeing to it that all career and most volunteer mem-
bers completed the Florida Fish and Wildlife safe-boat-
ing course.
Sending several members to specialized training
for the new bike team.
Price presented Pollock with a certificate at the
fire commission meeting March 15. After listening
to Price recap all of his achievements, Pollock
thanked the fire chief association for the honor and
joked, "It seems like I've been on duty for a long
time."
Price attributes to Pollock's leadership the Mana-
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team" to call when help is needed.


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left, and Alan Seeley. Braun won the award for "his positive attitude and innovative ideas" on behalf of the
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Schneerer, McKenzie
pitch Quality win
Tyler Schneerer and Jarrod McKenzie pitched
Quality Builders to a 5-4 win March 12 over Kiwanis
in Anna Maria Island Little League major division
baseball for kids up to age 12.
McKenzie came on in relief of Schneerer with one
man out in the third inning, giving up one earned run
over the next 3 2/3 innings to gain his first win this
season.
Sean Pittman had the big stick for Quality, as he
pounded out two doubles; a single, scored twice and
had an RBI. Nick Smith and Chad Richardson also had
Quality singles with Richardson knocking in two runs.
Spencer Carper doubled and singled for Kiwanis,
while teammates Kyle Schoonover, Matt McDonough,
Connor Bystrom and Andrew Royals popped singles.

Lowman perfect again
Greg Lowman of West Manatee Fire & Rescue
District major league team just can't seem to help him-
self.
Every time he comes to bat, he tears the hide off the
ball when he hits it.
Against Kiwanis March 15, Lowman collected two
doubles, a triple, a walk, two runs scored, three RBIs
and he was the winning pitcher in a 6-5 victory.
Lowman gave up five runs on six hits to outduel
Kiwanis' Keith Reynolds, who gave up six runs on
seven hits. Lowman struck out eight and Reynolds six.
For WMFD, Nick Sato and Estaban Reyes doubled
and Patrick Cole and Jake Wood singled.
Kiwanis got a triple, a double and two RBIs from
Matt McDonough and two singles and two runs scored
from Spencer Carper. Andrew Royals doubled for


Break down
Some Dolphins football players go into a breakdown mdde as head coach Tom Moore checks their progress at
the team's first ever practice. Moore, Anna Maria Island Community Center athletic director, is putting a
team together that will play tackle football thisfall against teams in the Police Athletic League at its


Bradenton facility. Islander Photo: David Futch

Kiwanis and Connor Bystrom singled.

Faasse one-hits Quality Builders
Steve Faasse is over the early-season jitters.
On March 16, he overpowered Quality Builders
with two-hit pitching and slammed a double down the
left field line in the third to knock in all the runs he
would need to win.
Faasse recorded 13 strikeouts against Quality,
those Ks coming one week after he struck out 16 bat-
ters in a game.
Faasse also hit another double and a single and
scored twice in an eight-run fifth inning for Haley's.
Also for Haley's, Matt Bobo had a single, an RBI
and two runs scored and catcher Tanner Pelkey had a
single, two RBIs and two runs scored.
Nick Smith scored Quality Builders' only run in
the first when he singled and eventually scored on a


grounder back to the pitcher. Chad Richardson had the
other hit for Quality.

Dearlove too strong for Bistros
Justin Dearlove settled down after a shaky first in-
ning, giving up three hits and one run over the next four
at-bats for Bistros as Air & Energy of the Anna Maria
Island Little League AAA division for players age 8-
10 beat Bistros 12-5 March 14.
Bistros jumped out to a convincing lead in the first
as they scored five runs with two outs.
Alisha Ware was on the mark for Bistros with a
three-run home run that took one bounce and hit the
fence as she raced home. Ahead of Ware, Bistros
catcher Carmine Galati doubled and first sacker Ben
Murphy singled after Steve Thomas and Max Marnie
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Fashion victim
Sage Geeraerts dons a catcher's tools of the trade
during Anna Maria Island Little League action.
Islander Photo: David Futch


SPORTS RAP, FROM PAGE 22


walked.
Dearlove settled after that as A&E played solid
defense to back up solid pitching. Dearlove struck out
eight in five innings' work and A&E had no errors in
the game.
Dearlove also contributed a double, two walks and
three runs scored to his cause.
A&E's Broderick West hit two doubles, a single
and had five RBIs. John Gregory had a single, a double,
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Quality Builders 5-4
Haley's Motel 3-4
Kiwanis 2-7

AAA league
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Air & Energy 4-3
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A&E. Jake Corby, Celia Ware and Wade Risha had
singles.

Dolphins football fever begins
The Dolphins football team made up of Island
players age 9-12 held the team's first-ever practice
Saturday at Anna Maria Elementary.
Head coach Tom Moore, also athletic director at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center, put 29 play-
ers through the motions of learning how to practice and
what a team needs to do to become a team.
There were the all-important stretching exercises to
prevent injury and the running that never ends. Next
came learning "option-style" offense that forces the
quarterback to think on the run and make three or four
decisions in about one second. You had better be on
your toes and moving them with considerable speed.
The practice gave some of the Island boys a taste
of what organized football can be about, which is a
fascinating game to play when all 11 players are doing
different things at the same time to accomplish a goal.
Sounds like life and work. I guess that's why we
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Anna Maria Island Little


League batting
Greg Lowman, WMFD
Sean Pittman, Quality Builders
Steve Faasse, Haley's
Andrew Royals, Kiwanis
Zach Geeraerts, WMFD
Kevin Kirn, Haley's
Matt McDonough, Kiwanis
Matt Bobo, Haley's
Spencer Carper
Chad Richardson
Tanner Pelkey


averages
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.455
.409
.400
.375
.367
.364
.348
.333
.312


Doubles Pittman and Lowman 6 each, Royals and
Richardson 4 each, Eric Whitley 3, Estaban Reyes,
Chris Klotz, Kirn, Faasse, Tanner Pelkey, McDonough
and Alex Phillips 2 each
Triples Lowman 2, Alonzo Price and McDonough 1
each
Home runs Lowman 4, Faasse 1
RBIs -Lowman 27, Matt McDonough 12, Chris Klotz
and Royals 8 each, Keith Reynolds 7, Kirn 6, Sean
Price and Chad Richardson 5 each, Whitley and
Pelkey 4 each
Walks Spencer Carper 11, Zach Geeraerts 9, Jor-
dan Pritchard 7

Pitching
Lowman 3-0, 3.97 ERA, 40 Ks, 16 walks; Patrick Cole
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Duck bridges with these Ducks; Hummer stretch limos?


Forget the bridges let's all get Ducks instead.
Actually, the vehicles we want are called DUKWs,
1940s-vintage, utility, all-wheel-drive, twin-axle, am-
phibious vehicles that can go 8 knots in water, 55 mph
on land.
A St. Petersburg-based company has a fleet of four
of the goofy-looking vehicles, all bright yellow, of
course, named Huey, Dewey, Mallard and Disco. A
fifth is in dry dock, or the Quack Shack, and should be
christened next year. Duck Tours of Tampa Bay offers
land and water tours around St. Petersburg and Tampa.
To convert from land to water travel, the wheels re-
main engaged and the Duck is thrust forward by engag-
ing a propeller and maneuvered by a rudder connected
to the steering wheel. While in the water, the front
wheels help steer the vessel as well.
DUKWs were originally used in World War II to
move troops and supplies into battle. They were made
by General Motors and today cost about $150,000. Oh,
and they seat 27 people, so maybe we should consider
pooling our resources with our neighbors to offset the
cost at least we can all get a good seat.
Note to Manatee County Area Transit officials:
maybe one of the new trolleys could be a Duck. There
wouldn't be much problem of keepingto the schedule
if there were problems on the bridges you could just
scoot across the bay.
After all, Duck Tours also operates in Boston,
Chicago, Dayton, Ohio. and Branson, Mo. Why not


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It's not an idea to immediately quack off, eh?

Another vehicle story
I guess it's a guy thing to get a crush on a car, and
I've had a crush on Hummers ever since the first ones
were developed for the military. Hummers are those
huge four-wheel-drive vehicles that are to sport-utility
vehicles what Godzilla is to a gecko.
They go through four feet of water without any
trouble. They've got enough traction to just about climb
up the side of the six-story Martinique condo. They're in-
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and cost something like $80,000. I must have one.
At least I thought I wanted one until a Tampa com-
pany offered rental of a Hummer stretch limousine.
Seating 18 people, the ... I guess I'll call it a Super
Hummer ... looks to be about as big as a tractor-trailer
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"It's real popular with high school and college
kids," the company's co-owner told the Tampa Tri-
bune. "We're all booked up for prom."
OK, so maybe I'm still a kid at heart, but don't you
want to ride in a Hummer limo, too?

Sandsculpting big bucks
Let's drive to the beach for a bit.
There probably isn't a day that there isn't some sort
of sandcastle or sand art on a beach somewhere on
Anna Maria Island. But did you know that sand sculp-
ture building is turning into a cottage industry?
Actually, it may be more than a "cottage industry."
Our neighbors to the north in Pinellas County spent
$196,800 for a sand sculpture as a media trick to hype
the Super Bowl this year. The convention and visitor's
bureau there figure the expense paid off for 'em big
time: They got about $3 million in media exposure out
of the super football-oriented work of sandy art.
The bureau's marketing gurus figured the sand art
got 355 hits on U.S. media television outlets, which
translated to nearly $3 million in exposure. Compared
to a one-time TV commercial for $2.5 million, they
believe they got more bang for their buck with the sand
sculpture.
Oh, and the Tampa Super Bowl brought a 7 percent
hike in visitors to Pinellas County compared to Janu-
ary 2000, which they have worked out to represent
$184 million in direct visitors' expenditures in the
coastal county.
Maybe you struggling sand artists out there should
hit the Island chamber up for some bucks for your cre-
ative beach art. They can promote the bejeezus out of
it and come out winners, if the numbers in St. Pete are
any indication of net tourist gain.

Sandscript factoid
A friend sent me the following. I think it's a joke,
but somehow I'm afraid it really happened to her.
"I was at the check-out in the local 'Foodland,' with
just a few items when the lady behind me put her things
on the belt close to mine. I picked up one of those 'divid-
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tween our things, so they wouldn't get mixed.
"After the girl had scanned all of my items, she
picked up the divider and started looking it all over for
the bar code so she could scan it. Not finding the bar
code, she said to me, 'Do you know how much this is?'
I blinked, then told her, 'I've changed my mind, I
don't think I'll buy that today.'
"'OK', she said, and I paid her for my things and
left. She had no clue as to what had just happened."




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New cobia rules take effect Thursday, limit 1 per day


By Capt. David Futch
There's a new commercial and recreational bag
limit on cobia that takes effect Thursday, March 22.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission's new rules are intended to reduce cobia
deaths in state waters.
Recreational bag limits on cobia limit anglers fishing
from structures attached to the shore, such as docks and
piers, to keep one cobia per day.
Harvest and possession of cobia by recreational
fishermen aboard vessels is limited to one fish per per-
son or six fish per vessel,whichever is less.
Commercial fishermen may possess two cobia per
day.
The new rules.designate cobia as a "restricted spe-
cies," which means anyone who wants to sell or exceed
the recreational limit must possess a saltwater-products
license and a restricted-species endorsement.
Tom Marsik at Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez
said Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II reports
Todd Wilson of New Wilmington, Pa., and Don Lapp
of Bradenton boated an amazing bag of fish last week.
The pair caught snook, redfish, trout, mangrove
snapper, black drum and pompano, plus an array of
jacks, ladyfish and whatever else is out there when the
weather cooperates.
Capt. Zach was using shrimp for bait, Marsik said.
Capt. Sam Kimball on the Legend out of Annie's
said he caught permit from 18 to 23 pounds in 60 feet
of water and a few grouper over the keeper size, while
other trips produced grouper to 20 pounds. He also
caught a 27-pound blackfin tuna while free-lining a
shrimp in 65 feet of water.
On the inside, the active fish included trout to 4
pounds, sheepshead to 7 pounds, black drum in the 4-
to 8-pound range and some mackerel. He said there are
some flounder around in the keeper range.
Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
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Skyway Bridge on threadfin herring. Snook are
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The big katuna
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blackfin tuna aboard Capt. Matt Denham's charter
boat Rip Tide. Neely was fishing with Mike Neely of.
Anna Maria and upstate New York and John
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tuna 25 miles off Tampa Bay.

still thick around docks and bridges and grouper are
biting in 80 feet of water, Gause said.
Michael Sable at the Rod & Reel Pier on the
Island's north end said folks are catching mostly sheep-
shead and jacks there. There's been a lot of wind out
of the west and north lately to stir up the water and the
fish, he said.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said Bob
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"He said it was an old boy, all beat up," Lowman
said. "Trout fishing is outstanding right now and you
don't need live bait.
"As the weather clears, look for pompano and
Spanish mackerel fishing to be excellent. We've had
more reports of people catching gag grouper in the 7-
to 10-mile range. If you're going offshore," Lowman
said, "keep an eye out for kingfish near structures like
the artificial reefs."
Capt. Joe Webb on the Jan-Marie out of Galati
Marine in Anna Maria said he took a beating from the
weather, but still managed to catch amberjack to 20
pounds about 40 miles offshore.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams said
snook and trout can be found on just about any grass flat
or under low-hanging mangrove limbs along the shore.
Capt. Curt Morrison and Capt. Ryan Hackney
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Capt. Roy Salgado on the Grand Slam said he
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pounds," Salgado said. "Tuna are still out there and
have slowed, but I expect them to pick up this week.
Kingfish are just starting to show up pretty good."
Capt. Thom Smith of Angler's Repair said he
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bor last week and caught redfish to 23 inches and
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"Trout to 25 inches were in every hole on the flats
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Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide in Holmes
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are scattered until you get out real deep, Denham
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Mar22 11:55 1.4 4:53 -0.1 10:32 1.8 4:16
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Mar 26 12:32 1.6 6:13 0.4 12:26 1.8 6:48
Mar 27 1:21 1.5 6:31 0.6 12:48 1.9 7:32
Mar 28 2:18 1.4 6:53 0.8 1:16 2.0 8:24
Cortez High Tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later


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

LARGE WOOD BAKER'S cabinet from old 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.

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

MAPLE COFFEETABLE, end table $35. 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 person or event
in history. From Tverskaya Post Office. $50. 792-4274.

KING BED, DRESSER, night tables, also matching
chest and night table plus a maple dinette set. Make
offer 778-7222.

SOFA BED, LOVE SEAT, recliner and chair. Neutral,
very good condition, $595 for all. 383-1398.


ARMOIRE, WHITE-WASHED wicker Jamaican, 31
by 72. Excellent condition, $200, matching shelf, $15.
Call 778-9254.

FOR SALE: Walnut bedroom set. Two dressers, mir-
ror, two night stands. Well made. $175. Please call
778-3602.


BINGO! Annie Silver Community Center, 23rd and
Avenue C, Bradenton Beach. Refreshments, smoke
free. Every Thursday, 7 pm, now through March.

YOUR POSITIVE IMAGE Hair Studio has finally arrived
on the Island. call Tim today and see how easy it is to
show your Positive Image. 112 52nd St., Holmes
Beach. 779-0456. Hours Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm,
Saturday 10am-4pm. Evenings by appointment.


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.

SAM'SATIONAL YARD SALE, Saturday, March 24.
79th Street between Gulf Drive and Palm Drive.


TWO-FAMILY GARAGE sale Key Royale, Saturday,
March 24, 9am-3pm. Baskets, centerpieces, appli-
ances, puzzles, household items, dishes, art work,
furniture and boating stuff. 623 Dundee Lane,
Holmes Beach.

TRASH-TREASURE SALE, Saturday, March 24,
8am-noon. Bagels, doughnuts and coffee. Gulf
Shores, Longboat Key Recreation Hall, 3710 Gulf of
Mexico Drive.

MOVING SALE, Friday and Saturday, March 23-24.
Furniture, household, toys and more. 209 58th St.,
Holmes Beach.

HUGE GARAGE SALE, Friday and Saturday 8am-
noon. Children's clothes, toys, furniture, housewares,
collectibles, adult clothing, t.v., lots of miscellaneous.
417 N. Bay Blvd., (corner of N. Bay and Hibiscus)
Anna Maria.

IF ONE PERSON'S trash is another person's trea-
sure, then this sale's for you. Saturday, March 24
only 9am-noon. 3702 5th and Avenue B. (two streets
behind Publix).

YARD SALE, Saturday, March 24, 8am-2pm. Household
good, collectibles, tools, low mileage 1989 Mustang con-
vertible. A must see! 225 5th St., Holmes Beach.


Anna


Maria Island


Vacation Rentals & Property Management

Your source for a wi4e variety of
exceptional vacation rentals!

413 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria
779-0733

www.annamariaparadise.com


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

Call Dennis Girard 941-809-0041


I 134 Glf of I'lexico Drive
#208 Loingboat Key
REALTY Fax:I (941) 373-0315


The uest ol both worlds -
mile-deep unobstructed
view and access of the
Intracoastal Waterway
S1 AND protected waters for
your home and water craft.
Situated on a double lot in Holmes Beach. this 4BR/4BA, 2,700
sf home offers hardwood floors throughout the living areas and
master bedroom, imported Mexican stone flooring in the large
gourmet kitchen and dining areas, whirlpool tub with his/hers
antique pedestal sinks in the master bath. A living room fireplace
and dramatic curved entry staircase welcomes guests to your
home. Other amenities include security system, large four-car
garage with ample storage, lush tropical landscaping with
irrigation system and new 50-foot boat dock with 10.000 lb. lift.
This extraordinary island waterfront
home is being offered at $595,000.
Call owner Al Bouziane
for an appointment at
778-0066 or 228-6688


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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Gloria Schorpp


Helen White Mary Ann Schmidt


BEACH HOUSE
4BR/4BA turnkey furnished beach house west of
Gulf Drive in historic Anna Maria City. Large lot,
great rental. $495,000.
SEASIDE GARDENS PRIVATE DOCK
SBR/1BA turnkey furnished villa with your own pri-
vate dock. Very nice water view, central location, con-
venient to everything. Covered parking. $142,500.
KEY ROYALE
3BR/2BA furnished home on sailboat water with
direct access to Tampa Bay. Split plan, two-car ga-
rage, caged pool, nicely landscaped. $ 419,900.
PANORAMIC VIEW
3BR/3BA luxuries home with 280-foot seawall and
gorgeous Bimini Bay open-water view. Pool and
cabana, new seawall, metal roof, new kitchen. Open
floor plan, fireplace, large lot, private setting. Boat
dock. $1,200,000.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEXES
3BR/2BA and 2BR/1BA duplex west of Gulf Drive.
Near gorgeous beach. Large shaded yard. New roof,
washer and dryer, three refrigerators. $285,000.
2BR/2BA each side. Central Holmes Beach. Close
to library, beach, shopping and bus line. Garages
and work area. Great rental. $285,000.
2BR/2BA each side. Close to beach. New roof and
carpeting. Fruit trees, large lot, residential area.
Excellent rental history. $299,900.
ANNA MARIA CITY
4BR/2.5BA canalfront home. Close to beautiful
beach. Two fireplaces, boathouse, many upgrades,
dumbwaiter. residential area. $574,900.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB
2BR/2BA Gulffront turnkey-furnished condo.
Gorgeous Gulf view, beautiful beach, heated pool,
excellent rental income. $475,000.
BERMUDA BAY CLUB
3BR/2.5BA turnkey furnished. Bright attractive
condo with view of Gulf from two balconies. Two-
car attached garage. Heated pool and spa. $328,000.


Julie Gilstrap-Royal Patti Marifjeren


ANNUAL RENTALS
7104 MARINA DRIVE
3BR/2BA pool, fireplace, unique cathedral ceilings,
one-car garage. Available now $1,500 mo.
SUNBOW BAY
IBR/1BA condo, pool, includes some utilities. $800 mo.
Available April 1.
210 85TH STREET
3BRI2BA house. Garage, fenced yard, pet ok.
$1,200 mo.
SEASONAL RENTALS
Condominiums and Homes Weekly/Monthly
(rom $500 week / $1000 month

779-0202 (800) 732-6434

ANNA MARIA

MLS m SunCoast
REAL ESTATE, LLC
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmec Beach, Florida 34217 www.suncoastinc.coin


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Ground Floor


Second Floor Third Floor


The Village

at Holmes Beach
3800 6th Avenue Holmes Beach Florida
The Village at Holmes Beach Development, LLC

3 Bedroom/2 Bath
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Large Private Garage
Elevators Available

Contact Jon Tipton

941-779-9464
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Advertising works fast in The Islander.


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Also ... 24 hours a day on the world wide web
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Realtor Multimillion Dollar Producer


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Frank Davis
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Richard Freeman
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Broker
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Success ...

Our agents know well the meaning
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Island Real Estate thanks our team
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forward to 2001.


Tom Nelson
Realtor
Multi-million Dollar
Producer


Alan Galletto
Broker
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MOVING SALE Friday, March 23. Sofa, tilt chair,
rocker, chest of drawers, dolls, linens, glassware,
miscellaneous. 756 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria.

ESTATE SALE Saturday, March 24, 9:30am-2pm.
Wicker furniture, Florida-style dining room table,
chairs, china cabinet, curio cabinet. Stanley bedroom
set, sofa and loveseat, patio furniture. Computer
desk, trundle bed, mirror, hat rack, umbrella stand,
pickle-finish entertainment center, coffee and end
tables, all in like-new condition. Kitchenware, linens,
china, glass, bric-a-brac. Sale conducted by Palma
Sola Sales Inc., Ina Baden, president. Numbers at
8am. 519 Kumquat, Anna Maria.


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.

MOBILE PET GROOMING Monday and Thursday
appointments, small to medium size pets. Leave
message, 745-1447.


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.


Resort-Style Living at
TOWN & COUNTRY
PERICO
FEATURING:
Spacious 1 & 2 BR Apartments
Attractive Island Location
SPod & Spa
SFtness Center
Lake or Nature Views
SOptional Garages
Free Boat Parking*
Roman Tubs
0 Small Pets Welcome


A- P- A- R T-NT" '- -T*7-S
TOWN & COUNTRY PERICO

941-795-4899
HOURS Mon-Fri 95, Sat 105, Sun 12-5
Dikecmblo From U.S. 41, travel west on Manatee
Avenue (SR 64) and across Palma Sob Causeway
to Perico Iand. Town & Country Perico
wil be on theleft.
www.tchome.com
Limited time offer certain restrictions apply.
'Size restrictions apply.


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CLASSIC 1990 LEXUS. Sunroof, leather, $7,500,
778-9262.

2001 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER, red, 1,500 miles, every
option. $24,000 (this is less than sticker). 941-778-1132.

1994 Dodge Mark II. Luxury model. Loaded, low
miles. Must sell. Call Phil 778-8281.

1984 CHEVROLET Caprice Classic. Automatic
69,500 miles. Excellent condition, electric windows,
cruise, new tires and battery. 778-3449.


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.

OFFSHORE CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Glenn
Corder aboard Deep South. Half & full day. For infor-
mation call 778-1203 or mobile 713-5900.

13-FOOT sail boat, $100. 14-foot sail-motor boat
$100 with cart. 778-3106 or 704-8443.






$320,000 KEY WEST-STYLE with
34 great views of the bay, Skyway Bridge
and city fishing pier from this 3BR/
S 2.5BA home. Vaulted ceilings, open
T atmosphere and pool add to the easy
living. IB73735.
-I$174,900-FLAMINGO CAY
CONDO. Waterfront 2BR/2BA over-
looking bayou and bird sanctuary.
Private dock, screened lanais, two-car
garage and heated pool. Children and
pets welcome. Lower level has additional 24 by 15 not
included in square feet. $174,900. IB72646.

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

Top Sales Agent for 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


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 or best offer,
778-7022 or 650-9515.

1995 Robalo 2140, cuddy cab., 225 Mercury, 100
hrs., trim tabs, hard Bimini top, head, VHF, GPS,
depth finder, radio/tape. Clean, $17,500. 778-8455.


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

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

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

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.

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I OPENING DOORS TO


ONCE IN A RARE WHILE a home such as this
will appear on the market. A custom built ex-
ecutive home overlooking Sarasota Bay with
stunning kitchen, incredible master suite. In a
guarded community. $950,000. Bob Hall or
Penny Hall, 749-5981. 71717
WATERFRONT
LAKEFRONT NORTHWEST HOME. Warm and
inviting, beautifully decorated. 4BR, high ceilings,
large windows. Great views of lush landscaping
and lake. Kitchen opens to heated pool and hand-
some family room. $329,900. Sandy Drapala,
749-5797 or Kathy Marcinko 252-1618. 73683
PRIVATE WATERFRONT PARCEL with sea-
wall on sailboat water. "As is" home or build
your dream home. Great waterfront opportu-
nity. $299,900. Sandy Drapala, 749-5797 or
Kathy Marcinko 252-1618. 73055


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DRAMATIC CONTEMPORARY HOME on Anna
Maria Island. Captivating Gulf view from this cus-
tom-designed home by renowned architect Gene
Leedy. Just steps to white sandy beaches of the
Gulf of Mexico. $999,000. Sandy Drapala, 749-5797
or Kathy Marcinko 252-1618. 44232
MAINLAND
SPACE ABOUNDS in this tree canopied
dream home. Shaded by lichee, pecan,
mango, avocado and citrus trees. Over 1 1/4
acre, three buildable lots. Guest quarters.
$569,000. Cindy Greco, 794-2714. 73662
CAREFREE LIVING. Villa with community
pool, quiet cul-de-sac setting. $90/month fee
pays for yard maintenance and pool. Sought
after 3BR home with garage. $99,900. Ruth
Lawler, 856-0396. 73588


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Web site: www.smithrealtors.com


BAY PALMS WALK OUT YOUR BACK YARD TO
YOUR OWN BOAT DOCK. Spacious well-cared for
3BR/2BA home with a 14 by 20 ft. workshop that could
be a fourth bedroom or guest suite, etc. This gem of a
home has a family room, laundry room, two-car
garage. Offered at $359,900. Call Zee Catanese/Bro-
ker to view this immaculate home. 794-8991 eves.


mLI J IREALTORS
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
Nous parlons francais
Mit uns koennen Sie deutsch reden
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK AMLS L 1


FRAN MAXON

REAL ESTATE Inc.
S 9701 Gulf Drive PO Box 717" Anna Maria. FL 3421(
f'-20 (941)778-2307*1-800-306-9666
www.franmaxonrealestate.com [ M u
Est 1970
VISIT OUR NEW SALES OFFICE LOCATED AT
310 PINE AVENUE, ANNA MARIA (941) 779-0304


FEATURED LISTING OF THE WEEK


UNDER CONSTRUCTION in Perico Shores! i i
5BR/3BA contemporary with approxi-
mately, 2.150 sq.ft, of living area. Features '-
include large master suite, family room,
great room, lanai, two-car garage and much
more. Asking $325,000. For details Dial
Darcie Duncan at 779-0304. _

VACATION RENTALS Available for April. Gulffront and close to the beach.
Weekly and monthly. 2BR/2BA Duplex in Holmes Beach~ $725 month


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THE ISLANDER E MARCH 21, 2001 N PAGE 29


JFlll REALTOR.
27 Years ofProfessional Service
OUR LISTINGS DON'T EXPIRE, WE SELL THEM!
RESIDENTIAL
NEW LISTING DIRECT GULFFRONT CONDO 2BR/2BA
lAth spectacular unseLls Updated. turnkey furnished. Exclusive here.
5425.000. Call Dolly Young or Vicki Tessmer.
TWO HOME 2BR/2BA home with large 2BR apartment
Total rehab.. ceramic-tile throughout, fiberglass exterior doors.
paint and much morel. You have to see it to believe the value you
will get at S369.000
CANALFRONT/POOL 3BR/2.5BA, beautiful. spacious,. S354,t.00.
COMMERCIAL
i-\ I.ING Sl LON Eight stations, established 35+ yeas., $39.000.
(; 1I .H\\ I O1T 100 by 90 ft., zoned C-2. $150,000.
S L(.RI1T. Triple net. AAA, good CAP. $2.7 million.
SUPERMARKET No chains near with $200.000 inventory
'iad mentall income from Dollar General. $3.150.000.
CONVENIENCE STORE SITE Siarasota. $419,000.
: .- ... -: RENITALS
VACATION AND SEASONAL AVAILABLE
GULFFRONT CONDOS, HOMES, APARTMENTS

5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
tdy41 @aol.com www.tdollyyoungrealestate.com



GET TO KNOW US!
Meet Claire Tort. Claire has
been a Realtor for 13 years
and with Green Real Estate .
since December 2000. She
came to Green Real Estate
from E.R.A. Dickman Real ..
Estate in Ruskin where she ,'
had an "astounding" 12 year i
track record as a Top Producer. Fluent in both
French and Spanish, Claire is a great asset to our
rapidly increasing foreign market. Stop by Green
Real Estate to say "Hi Claire."


GREAT LOCATION!
So-ooo close to the beach, updated garden exterior,
good tenants, strong income property. 2BR/1BA
each floor with large screened porches. Plenty of
room for a pool. Don't miss this great opportunity to
"own a piece of the Island." Just listed at $262,500.

r3reen n
REAL ESTATE
OF ANNA MARIA ,i'
778-0455
9906 Gulf Drive ," e
Visit our website at www.greenreal.com


JULIE McCLURE


Estate And
Household
Sales


ThIeIslander




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$...) -,_ o n_ /otwr Sunyt Friendl' Bro:'er
V'ti b U-- on Anna Maria Island
It's time for spring cleaning!
It's time to get rid of that
old property manager.
We are new.
We are motivated.
We are small.
We've got the time he didn't
have to give to you.
We are personal.
Let's get personal.
Granny's Beach Vacation Inc., Lic. Real Estate Broker
409 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, FL 34216
Phone/Fax: 778-0123 email: GrannysBeach@aol.com
www.grannysbeachvacation.com


Bob Fittro
Realtor


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Richard Freeman
Realtor


Alan Galletto
Broker/Salesperson


Broker/Salesperson


Tom Nelson
Realtor


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Nick Patsios
Broker/Salesperson


Chris Shaw
Realtor


SAntique And
4 . Personal
Property
Appraisals

g f Consultations
My 20 years of appraising and 25 years of sales
mean I can offer you a qualified service to help iin
the disposition of your fine antiques, art, and
household furnishings. I will be happy to send you
a resume and references.
(941) 746-2100
Member of Appraisers Association of America

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

MAINLAND:

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

Regatta Point Condo .... NEW $208,000

PERICO ISLAND.
and BAY CLUB:

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

11445 Perico Isles Circle ..... $255,000

11319 Perico Isles Circle .. $248,000

830 Waterside Lane......... $178,000

COMMERCIAL
PROPERTIES

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

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

Loggerhead Junction .... NEW $1,335,000
SPECIAL
NEW CONSTRUCTION
Bradenton Beach Club
Townhouses, 1609 Gulf Dr.
Starting at $400,000


WATERFRONT
HOMES:


Broker


108 Elm................. NEW $CALL!

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

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

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

635 Dundee........ NEW $449,000

ISLAND HOMES
& CONDOS:

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

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

Westbay Point & Moorings CP $247,000

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

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

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

VACANT LOTS:

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

110 Mangrove ............... $269,00d0

4006 6th Ave .... #14 each $149,000

404 Magnolia Avenue ... $i135,000

SDUPLEXES/TRIPLEXES
MULTI FAMILY PROPERTIES:


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THE COCONUTS is looking for housekeepers,
weekends a must. Call Corrinne 778-2277 or 747-
5099.

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

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

DELI HELP WANTED. Experience preferred, but
we will train. Apply at Jessie's Island Store. 5424
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, or call Jessie or
Jimmy at 778-6903.

TAXI DRIVER Here we grow again! Two day
shifts, one swing shift. Island Transportation
737-0336.

GIFT SHOP EMPLOYEE wanted. Flexible hours.
Retirees welcome. Call Cia, 383-5565.

YOU CAN MAKE up to $12 or more per hour at
the Anna Maria Island Coffee Company. Call
between 7am-2:30pm for an appointment.
779-0341.


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GULFSTREAM REALTY


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owned ,& operated


Ramonai Glalnz, Realtor
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941 778-7777 800 486-0897

Make a marvelous move to this custom-built
Mediterranean, 4BR/2BA, 2.425 sq.ft.
Open floor plan, pool. Jacuzzi, fruit trees,
Circular drive. S349.900.


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

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

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

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

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

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




RENTALS
Annual / Seasonal / Monthly / Weekly

VACATION RENTAL


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
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK


The Islander


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

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

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

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

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

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



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DICK MAHER
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ISLAND SPECIALISTS



Simplify Your Search!
Call anytime for a consultation.


TOP CONDITION 2BR/2BA each side,
ground-level duplex on 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


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!


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.


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.
Lynn Hostetler, 778-4800.


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

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

DELPONTES' CLEANING SERVICE now has open-
ings for commercial and residential cleaning. Ask us
about the "clean sweep guarantee"! Weekly and bi-
weekly schedules available. Leave your dirty work to
us! 792-7613 or 504-9426.

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.

HAVING A MAC ATTACK? Call for help with Mac or
PC. Training, internet, hardware selection and instal-
lation. Call Ed, 778-2553.

CLEANING: Homes, condos, weekly/biweekly. Hon-
est. dependable, references available. Call Carol,
792-1104.

YOUR HOME IS your castle cleaning service. Resi-
dential, church, after-party cleanup. Free estimates.
Call Lily, 795-5051.

TUTOR! GRADES 4-10, learn math based on under-
standing and problem solving. Reading comprehen-
sion and vocabulary, study skills, etc. Call George
792-7377.

ANNA MARIA APPLIANCE and TV service. Honest,
reliable repairs for major appliances, home electron-
ics, computers, garage-door openers, marine elec-
tronics, 779-1779.

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


"WALK WITH ME..."
in paradise at



: /I can make your
island dreams come true.
It ED OLIVEIRA
REALTOR
Sales & Rentals Since 1981
.a, Office 778-4800 Cell 778-1199
S" 5201 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach, Fl 34217


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TIRED OF FIGHTING the traffic? No parking? Can't
read the street signs at night? Not sure where the ad-
dress is? Take a taxi and arrive safely. Clean, friendly
service. Island Transportation, 7am-3am. 737-0336.

ROYAL MAID SERVICE. Licensed, bonded, insured.
Free estimates, 727-9337.


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

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 discount.
Call 778-2581 or 713-0676.

LET ME TAKE CARE of your lawn care needs and at
a low, low price. Island resident, call Adam, 778-3464.


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

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

TREES BY BREEZE. Landscapes, tree trimming and
property maintenance since 1988. Island Resident.
Call Chris 778-2837.

STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE SERVICE. Installa-
tions, koi ponds, clean-ups and hauling. Shell delivered
and installed as low as $26.50 per yard. 727-5066.






YLVIA ARNIE
SY^-^ "-*- -- REALTOR*
-- '4 Your Guide to Gulf Coast Living
S If waterfront and "Island-style"
living appeal to you, talk with
Sylvia Marnie today. Originally from
-. Britain, Sylvia Marnie is a Realtor-
SAssociate 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


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, interior/
exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Dan or Bill, 795-5100.

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

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

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

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

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,
exterior, doors, stairs, windows and trim. Have
sawmill, will travel. 745-1043 Dan Michael, master
carpenter.

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



One of the biggest names
in mortgages is right in

your own backyard.
W icii youII choose Chase you
are guaranteed by a variety
of products offered by one of the
nation's top mortgage lenders.
Plus, the knowledge of loan
officers like Ron Hayes who
are familiar with and dedicated
to your local community.
So, whatever your mortgage
needs fixed rate, adjustable rate, jumbo, govern-
ment, call Ron locart for a free consultation at
S(941) 761-9808 (24 hours) or (800) 559-8025.

CHASE
Monhatton Mortgage Corporation


YOUR HOMETOWN REALTOR SINCE 1939


WAGNERL EALTY
E-MAIL: AMI@WAGNERREALTY.COM WEBSITE: WAGNERREALTY.COM


SUPER DUPLEX! Just a short walk to
Gulf or bay, this duplex was a family resi-
dence, never rented. Heated spa in the
lanai stays! Ceramic tile throughout, ex-
cept bedrooms. Filtered water, separate
laundry rooms, storage shed, lots of cov-
ered parking. One side vacant!
$259,500. Call Ron Cornette 778-2246.

2217 GULF DRIVE


ELEVATOR LUXURY! Located across
from Gulf, and steps from the bay, this.
exquisite home has great water views.
Several decks and porches, four-car ga-
rage, ceramic tile galore, central vac,
video security and so much more. Re-
duced to $439,500 and ready for an of-
fer. Call Ron Cornette or Jane Grossman
778-2246.
NORTH BRADENTON


CANALFRONT POOL HOME. Want to
live on the water? See this 3BR/2.5BA,
three walk-in closets,family room, fire-
place, three-car garage, dock, davits,
caged and solar-heated pool. In beauti-
ful Coral Shores East, just five minutes
from the Island. $289,000. Call Yvonne
Higgins 778-2246 or 720-3879.

BEACH, FL 34217


941 778-2246 800 211-2323


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


GULFFRONT & GULFSIDE PROPERTIES
AVAILABLE. PLEASE CALL US FOR DETAILS!


Since
r 1957
MARIE UC. REAL ESTATE
FRANKLIN REALTY BROKER
"We ARE the Island."
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250






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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Sandy's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
law \ Hauling By the cut or by the month.
SWe Monitor Irrigation Systems
Service INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
778 1345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
Established in 19831

'@@iiU@l0@ STATE LICENSED & INSURED
@I@ 3 U@0T0 CRC 035261 EXPERIENCED
S@@ TR[RJ3l]@ JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION
CONSTRUCTION
CONSTRUCTION Remodeling Contractors
CONSTRUCTION In-house plan designs
C@N (aBUi O@ Building Anna Maria since 1975
@@ TU Tm@ (941) 778-2993


AN (AIARNIA INTING
Residential Commercial
Check our ereferences:
"Quality work (i t reasonable price.
Licensed/nsured Serving Anna Maria Island Since 1986 761-8900

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









ANNA MARIA STORAGE

CLIMATE CONTROL UNITS
413 PINE AVE. ANNA MARIA 778-5354


Isvlani CustomV Tops
SComplete Corian Counter Top Service
Commercial Residential
Dupont Certified
Dave Spicer 778-20101

WHILE YOU'RE AWAY... ALL IS OKA Y
GM HOME INSPECTION WATCH SERVICES

as (941)794-5894
Longboat Key Bradenton Holmes Beach Anna Maria


Wilson Walls INC
STUCCO SPECIALIST


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


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STEUE RLLEn0
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 Kenny Smith
Custom Finishes John Kreiter
Texturing 941-792-4761
Trim Installation ,941-730-6422
Door Hanging Free Estimates
Cabinet Installation 50-Years Total
Ceramic Tiling Experience
Light Remodeling State Registered
Repairs Partnership



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Pump Repairs
Water Treatment Pressure Tanks
Submersible Jet Centrifugal
Pool Sump Sewer Effluent

794-3002 720-6907 cell
4223 126th St. W. Cortez


HOME IMPROVEMENT Continued l RENTALS Continued I


GRIFFITHS' ISLAND PAINT/ paper services: Interior/
exterior painting, pressure washing and wallpaper.
For prompt, reliable service at reasonable rates, call
Kevin at 778-2996. Husband/wife team.

CHRIS ROGERS, Tile setter/handyman. 24-hour
phone service. Quality guaranteed, 745-5066.

INDUSTRIOUS, highly skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic and
vinyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
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.

KEN & TINA DBA Griffin's Home Improvements.
Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets
and shutters. Insured and licensed, 748-4711.



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

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

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

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

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, recreation,
workout rooms. Near beaches, perfect for boating fam-
ily. 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.

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/1 BA completely refur-
bished 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, beau-
tiful views, breezy, quiet area. No pets/smoking.
Priced from $700/month, $350/week. 794-5980.
www.divefish.com.

OPEN HOUSE, FOR RENT. Holmes Beach
Canalfront home, 2BR/2BA, furnished, garage, laun-
dry, dock, many extras. Open 2002 season. Come by
529 67th St. Holmes Beach. Saturday and Sunday,
Feb. 24 and 25, 9:30am-5pm. (813)286-9814.

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 garden, rooftop sun
deck overlooking the bay, central AC plus ceiling
fans. One queen, one set of twins (or king), new ap-
pliances. 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 deposit. (609) 884-1852.


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

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. $2,500/month.
Call (813)920-3845 evenings, (813)971-1320 day.

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

PALMA SOLA townhouse 2BR/2BA, heated pool.
Available now for March, $1,800. Another available
April 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.

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

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

WANTED JANUARY-MARCH 2002, 2BR apartment
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.

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.


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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 2002
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.
HOLMES BEACH GULFVIEWS, glassed sunporch,
1BR/1BA, 3103B, Avenue. F. ideal for single. Em-
ployed with good credit, no pets. $575/month, an-
nual. (800) 894-1950.
ANNUAL, UNFURNISHED, elevated 2BR/1.5BA apart-
ment. Close to beaches and shopping. $825/month.
Wedebrock Real Estate, 778-6665 or (800) 749-6665.
LOVELY FURNISHED duplex near beach. 1BR/1BA
with large screened lanai overlooking tropical yard.
Available April 1. Six month minimum lease. 921-0074.

APRIL SALE $1,450. Anna Maria bayside furnished
apartment, view overlooks Anna Maria Pier and Sun-
shine Skyway bridge. 900 sq. feet, newly remodeled
1BR/1BA, sleeps four, bayside patio, tile, recessed
lighting, pool. Weekly $650, season 11/2001-4/2002,
$2,900/monthly, off-season $1,450/monthly or
$1,150 off season with short-term lease. 779-1517.

ANNUAL RENTAL $600/month. 1BR/1BA ground-
level unit close to beach and pier in Anna Maria.
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.
BRADENTON BEACH 2BR/2BA, washer/dryer, cen-
tral air/heat, garage. Rent for season. 778-5208.
WATERFRONT 1BR/1BA apartment with balcony.
Very private, newly renovated kitchen, bedroom, liv-
ing room.'Linen, dishes. From April 1, 2001.
WATERFRONT ANNA MARIA unfurnished annual or
monthly. Two blocks to north-end beach. Dock, tropi-
cal landscape, vaulted cedar interior. Large, open
plan, elevated Key West-style. $1,400/month. 794-
5980. www.divefish.com.
ANNUAL RENTAL. Large remodeled ground-level
2BR/2BA home near beach and shopping. Nice yard,
garage and laundry room. 308 57th St., Holmes
Beach. $1,200/month plus utilities. No pets. Call
owner, Bob Barlow, 713-3098 or 779-1801.
EASTER WEEK and April apartment and condo rent-
als, $250-$750/week. Island and mainland. Sandy
Greiner, Wagner Realty, 794-2246.
EXECUTIVE APARTMENT, 2BR/2BA, unfurnished,
ceramic tile and Berber, washer/dryer hook-ups, top
floor of elevated Key West duplex. 1,200 sq. feet in-
cludes large screened balcony with Gulf to Bay views.
Clean and quiet. $975/month with annual lease and
some utilities. Sandy Greiner, Wagner Realty 794-2246.


SPOTLESS 1BR unfurnished apartment in Cortez
Village available April-December. $650/month with
utilities. Sorry, no pets or smokers. Sandy Greiner,
Wagner Realty, 794-2246.

QUIET TREEHOUSE apartment, 1BR/1BA unfur-
nished with stack washer/dryer. Perfect for one, this
clean unit is tucked behind a privacy fence on
westside only four minutes from the beaches. $625/
month with annual lease, plus electricity. Sandy
Greiner, Wagner Realty, 794-2246.

SEASONAL-SHORT TERM. 2BR/2BA, furnished, pool,
laundry facilities, all utilities included. Steps to beach.
Available Mayl-Dec. 1. Must rent four or more months.
Plus security deposit. $250/weekly. Call 778-7199.

BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED canalfront home. 3BR/
2BA, two-car garage, fireplace, porch, large kitchen.
Deep water wit dock and views of bay. Short walk to
beach. Available now. $750/weekly, ,$2,300/monthly.
Call 792-5207 days, or 778-2464 evenings.
FOR RENT Bradenton Beach duplex. Annual 2BR/
2BA, carport, storage shed, washer/dryer hook-up.
Glimpse of Gulf. $795/month. (941) 625-2889.


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., Reduced
$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, family
room. In small private complex, steps from beach.
Use of heated pool. $185,000. Telephone 371-0500.

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.
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GREAT RIVERFRONT property in south
Hillsborough county. Beautiful spacious 3BR/2BA,
two-car garage, large pool, dock and boathouse on
one-acre treed lot. Privacy and seclusion abound.
Easy commute to Bradenton/Sarasota. $295,000.
Claire Tort, Green Real Estate, 778-0455, or
(813)645-2836 evenings.
PERICO BAY CLUB, Sandpiper model. 2BR/2BA
unfurnished. Many upgrades, furniture negotiable
$130,900. Call 795-8066.
HOLMES BEACH, 4BR/5BA, lovely home. Very
close to beach. Garage, great landscaping. Price
$415,000. Call Milly, 778-0795.
PERICO ISLAND, lakefront, big end unit condo. 3BR/
2BA, lanai, double garage, furniture, Jacuzzi, cathe-
dral skylights, pool, tennis, secluded, $189,000 or
best offer. Tel/fax (941)795-4195.


DUPLEX-DELUXE! Spacious, beautiful, 2BR/2BA
each side. Newly remodeled, ground-level with ga-
rage. 90 by 90 lot, citrus trees, room for pool, two
blocks to beach. Quiet street, nice neighborhood in
North Holmes Beach. 17-inch ceramic floor tiles
throughout. Tumbled porcelain bath tile, white raised
panel cabinets with crown molding in kitchens and
baths, granite tops in baths, new vinyl windows, fiber-
glass doors, deluxe appliances, Hunter fans, re-
cessed lighting, screened room, covered porches,
patios, plus lots more. $349,000. Call 778-4560 or
920-4539 for information or appointment.

PANORAMIC FULL GULF and partial bay views.
Beautifully furnished duplex 2BR/1BA each side.
Newly renovated in 2000 with all brand new furnish-
ings, Berber carpet. 30-foot deck that overlooks Gulf.
Shared boat dock, excellent rental. Zoned R3. Call
779-1203 between 9am-1 pm or after 7pm.


ISLANDS WEST CONDO $595,000. Furnished 2BR/
2BA unit in a meticulously maintained Gulffront com-
plex. Walk to restaurants and shopping in Avenue of
the FLowers or simply relax on the terrace enjoying
the fabulous gulf views Heated pool, tennis, sauna
and more. Small pets welcome! Please call Jeff
Kenrick or Carla Price to set up a private appointment
to view this Longboat Key jewel. Marina Pointe Re-
alty, 779-0732.
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", TONGUE TWIHTERS
By Cathy Millhauser / Edited by Will Shortz


Across
1 Fuzzbuster's finding
6 Abbr. in a G. & S. title
9 Alligator__
13 You can count on them
18 Quick
19 Cry at fireworks
20 Game ragout
21 Oral vaccine developer
22 Group that ignores four-
way stops, e.g.?
25 Shirk duties, slangily
26 South Seas islander
27 Online item
28 Knight errant, often
30 What an inept surgeon
might do?
34 British flashlight
38 ___-Ration (dog food)
39 Hans Christian
Andersen's birthplace
40 Long (for)
41 La Guardia : LGA ::
O'Hare :
42 Martha in denture ads
44 Biblical name meaning
"hairy"
48 Get hot and bothered
50 Drinks fit for a lady?


55 Assails
56 Cherokees, e.g.
57 Attention-getting calls
58 Furry floater
59 "Popeye" creator
60 Censorship-fighting org.
61 Inits. in journalism
62 Do some rummaging for
a cabinet part?
67 Elvis's record label
70 Nothing other than
71 Gray area?

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72 Lowest ship's deck
76 Quadratics and such
78 Some have tears
79 Pilot
80 Seeks legal redress with
stunning effect?
83 Speaker's need
84 Impudent
85 Rake part
86 TV audience unit: Abbr.
87 Absolute twit
88 Nomad
92 Very long stretch
94 Worth
95 Internet bathing/
grooming site come-on?
101 Orbital extremes
102 Ranch in "Giant"
103 Literary awards
108 Freshen
109 What the drunk roofer's
boss had to do?
113 Grantorto's victim in
"The Faerie Queene"
114 Classic toy company
115 Afore
116 Jong with a "Fear of
Fifty"
117 Impudent
118 First-rate
119 Consonantal trio
120 Rising agent

Down
1 "Darn!"
2 Turkish title
3 Vietnamese dictator Ngo


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Hardly original writing
Sweetums
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9 Nobel poet
Neruda
10 "Xanadu" rock grp.
11 Author Tan
12 Suggestive
13 Take stock of
14 Payment to
expedite service
15 Letup
16 One quoted
17 Like some gases
20 Piqued state
23 Article in Le
Monde
24 Caesarean
conquest
29 Vessel at socials
31 Radio station on
old TV
32 Toy making a
comeback
33 River of
Brandenburg
34 Italian poet of
"Rinaldo"
35 Vocal ensemble.
maybe
36 Bonnie Blue
Butler's dad
37 Ends
41 Fully anesthetized
42 Xerox
43 "Isn't that cute!"
exclamations
45 Capital of Valais
canton, Switzerland
46 Each
47 Boycotter of the
'84 L.A. Olympics
49 Xylophone cousin
50 __ lily (Utah's
flower)
51 Get wind of
52 Greek goddess of
chance
53 Driver's destina-
tion?


96 Field of Battle
97 Corn-based loaves
98 Specialties
99 Broten of hockey
fame
100 ___ out (relax, like,
totally)
104 Richard of "Runaway
Bride"
105 Polo field?
106 Fliers in Arabian
tales
107 Order to a nurse
110 Oft-broken promise
111 Circle (theater
group)
112 It's a lifesaver


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54 Amas, to us
56 Mexican leader
59 Fine fiddle
60 WYSIWYG, on sales
tags
63 Bracken, for one
64 Pottery flaw
65 Bus. phone compo-
nents
66 Entablature part
67 Mobster's speech,
maybe
68 Airhead's lack?
69 Golden-
73 Informal sign-off
74 Cheri of "S.N.L."
75 1992 also-ran


77 Replacement therapy
hormones
78 Put on
79 Leatherworking tool
81 Anna of "Nana"
82 Engage
83 Perry Como hit"__
Marie"
86 Goats' coats
89 Ticket type
90 Public house potable
91 Nonconformist
92 Roles in "The Piano"
and "Tobacco Road"
93 Job preceder
94 Olio
95 Maharani wraps





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