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

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

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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Manatee -- Anna Maria
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00074389/00546

Material Information

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

Subjects

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

Record Information

Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
System ID: UF00074389:00884

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Anna Maria City's charter


questioned: who runs meetings?


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
In the latest twist to the saga of who shall he the \ice
mayor in Anna Maria and who shall nominate the candi-
date. add the belief' of some residents that the cihalicir calls
for the vice malvor to ruil commission meetings.
The ideal was presented by residents Randall Sio\ cr
at the commission's March 22 limeeCtigl',. Reading. Irolmi
ihe chari er. Stoler quoted scellon i.05. tillc'id Vice
Iaivor of tlle Commi ssion. which stale.s iIn piit.t "'I h
\vice mayor shall preside at meetings of the coliissioni
anld have such aldmiistrative dulics as rlequirled to c arry
ouLI the responsibilities of and act as malyoir duriLng tlie
absence or disability of the llayor."
It is (ilTfc'i tig iner' pretationIs ol Ihait .scction ol lhe
charter that have led to I lie present impasse as i who
has power to nominate the vice mayor.
The charter states, "The mayor sliall noiinale iand
the commission elect a vice mayor who shall serve at
the pleasure of the commission. Election of the vice
mayor shall be done annually at the first regular com--
mission meeting following the annual election."
At the Feb. 28 commission meeting, the first after
the annual election, Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh nomi-
nated Linda Cramer to be vice mayor. The nomination
was defeated by a 3-2 vote with Commissioners Jay
Hill, John Michaels and Tom Skoloda voting to oppose
Cramer's nomination.
Hill then nominated Skoloda, and the nomination
seemed to pass with the 3-2 vote in favor. This time,
Cramer and Deffenbaugh were opposed.
City Attorney Jim Dye, both at the meeting and later
in a letter, stated his legal opinion is that only the mayor
can make a nomination for the position of vice mayor.


Hill, also an attorney, then wrote his opinion that
since the mayor did not make another nomination at the
first imeetiln atter the election, he had abdicated his
f)power to nominated the \ice llmaV'o'r.
1)eCfcnIiugh then consulted L{ongboat KCe\ Town \
:\ttoic ne l)avc t1erssoi, \who essentially agreed with
l1vc.
1'h1e nlter was argued further ait the commission 's
iMarch S meectiing but \\as tallhed, It hiis not cet b(ei re-
solved.
Iast weekc, )Tcffe nbiaugii t lo leave town and
Skoloda wrotetl a lmemo dec luring himself to be vice
iimayor,' as a result of a legal votc. I Ic stated he had coan-
suiltd with Manatmc CountyI Elections Supervisor Bob
Sweat, and Sw\eat had agreccd w ith him.
Sweat, however, said he told Skoloda something en-
tirely different. le said lie told Skoloda that looking at the
charter, it appeared that there \\is nothing for anid noth-
Ing specifically against his being the vice mayor, but that
lie should consult the city attorney for a deCfiniivc ruling.
Sweat said lie told -.I .I i he is neither an attorney nor
an authority on the charter form of city government.
That's vlwhere things stood for the March 22 meet-
ing, where commissioners decided among themselves
to have Michaels serve as chairman.
After Stover read from the charter and said it was
clear that the vice mayor is supposed to be conducting
the meetings and the city has been doing it wrong for
years, Dye was asked his opinion.
"1 have heard discussion of what Mr. Stover is say-
ing," Dye said.
"It's interesting. There are three hands in the sen-
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Perico hearing


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doom, gloom
By David Futch and Paul Roat
Islander Reporters
Dire predictions dominated much of the first few
days of a hearing that will determine if Arvida, a St. Joe
company, can build an 898-unit condominium project
on north Perico Island.
The hearing is the result of a challenge to the City
of Bradenton's land-use changes by Doris Schember,
a member of Concerned Citizen's of Manatee County,
and also involves the Florida Department of Commu-
nity Affairs since it approved the amendments. Mana-
tee County and the three Anna Maria Island cities
joined the Concerned Citizen's challenge.
-'xpert witnesses testified the project, which includes
10-story coillominiumis, woulldt severely hamper evacu-
ation efforts during hurricanes and cause irreparable dam-
age to sensitive wetlands along a pristine shoreline.
.\ln .lto nl.'\ tor L the Cl 'ns '_ lro p opposed tl o ie
353-acre development charged that a citN attorney paid
for hy A\rvlida coached a tBradenton planner on how to
testify, calling it "outrageous" conduct for putting
words in the planner's mouth.
The same Arvida-paid city attorney countered later
in the hearing that his opponent was stalling, going so
far as to laugh at him for objecting to things that were
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happenings

'Remember When' dinner,
pageant Saturday evening
The "lRellmemnber \When" dinner and pageant
will recreate the history of firefighting on Anna
Maria Island Saturday evening. March 31.
Presented by the Anna Maria Island Histori-
cal Society, the "Picnic at the Firehouse" barbe-
cue dinner will begin at 7 p.m. at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria City.
It will be part of a celebration of the 50th
anniversary of the Anna Maria Fire District. Early
ax-and-bucket days of the volunteer department
will be portrayed in a play written by Carolyne
Norwood, historical society administrator. Its title
tells it: "Those Brave Island Firemen." It will start
at 8 p.m. following the dinner.
The pageant will include music, dancing and
surprises, Norwood said. Director Joy Courtney
will be assisted by Marge Ebel as music director.
A catered barbecue dinner as well as a
vegetarian dish -- will be served at 7 p.m.
Tickets are still available at the Island Histori-
cal Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City, at
$12 for adults, $6 for children under 12. Call 778-
0492 for information, said Norwood.
The celebration is being cosponsored by the
Anna Maria Fire/Rescue Volunteers and the West
Side Fire District Volunteers as well as the his-
torical society.





PAGE 2 0 MARCH 28, 2001 0 THE ISLANDER


Commission approves changes to city pier lease


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
The city pier can have an electric "open" sign. The
Anna Maria City Commission approved the placement
of a new sign at its March 22 meeting.
The owner of the City Pier Restaurant, Mario
Schoenfelder, asked the commission for a neon sign,
but as that is against city code, an electric sign will be
allowed.
Schoenfelder also asked to be allowed to reinstall
plastic drop blinds on the northern and western perim-
eter of the breezeway dining area for use in inclement
weather.
Commissioners agreed to that request as well.
Resident Shirley O'Day said she fishes off the pier
fairly regularly.
"I even like to go on mornings when it's cold and
windy. I just want to be sure those blinds are not there
in the mornings when I fish," O'Day said.
She said the former manager kept them down a lot
and they were a bother to fishers.
Current Manager David Sork assured O'Day he


Vice mayor still in limbo
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
tence in question and it is difficult to be absolutely sure
of the intent he said.
Dye said that "to interpret the charter in this way
would be a significant change in the way the city is run.
I recommend caution," he said.
Hill asked Dye if in questions of ambiguity in
the charter a majority of the commission could de-
cide which way to read the charter barring legal
intervention.
Dye agreed with Hill on that point.
As things stand now, there either is or is not a vice
mayor, according to differing opinions.
Reached after the meeting, Dye said there are some
interesting questions being raised. "Does the final
clause of that sentence which reads. 'during the ab-


would make sure the blinds were up when they were
supposed to be.
The commission also allowed the city's building
official to issue a building permit for a storage area that
has already been constructed on the pier.
The storage area will be used to house plywood
that will be used to cover the restaurant's windows in
the event of a severe storm.
In a letter to the commission, Schoenfelder wrote,
"We unknowingly failed to seek permission for it prior
to now."
A fourth request for a change was not granted. That
would have allowed Anna Maria resident Bill Arthur
to craft, display and offer for sale jewelry and body
ornaments on the T-end of the pier.
Schoenfelder wrote that Arthur had been involved
in this activity for several years with the previous pier
tenant and had become "a popular attraction."
Resident and pier regular Al Gilchrest said, "I miss
Bill out there on the pier. He was one of our characters.
We want him back."
Other residents worried about "opening a can of

sence or disability of the mayor' refer to the entire sen-
tence or just to the preceding clause?" Dye asked.
When asked what would happen if a majority of
the commissioners believe the charter requires the vice
mayor to conduct commission meetings, Dye said,
"Then, barring a declaratory judgment, the vice mayor
would conduct the meetings."
Dye said a declaratory judgment is a process where
the issue goes before a judge. Any interested party can
bring a declaratory judgment by going to the court
house and applying for one. "It is a legal right," he said.
Although Dye added, "It's tricky as to who do you
sue. You would need to hire a lawyer."
Dye said the attorney would have to be paid by the
person or persons taking out the declaratory judgement.
In any case, Deffenbaugh has said he will call a
special meeting to deal with the issue of the vice mayor
when he returns.


A Un iq u e B o ut i q u e I


worms," because, they said, if one concession is al-
lowed to operate on the pier, other vendors could eas-
ily follow.
"Are you going to let me sell my quilts out there?"
resident Margaret Jenkins asked.
The commission decided against allowing the use
of any of the public area of the pier for vendors, but
said they might consider a proposal for Arthur to sell
his wares in the restaurant space if he were to become
a restaurant employee.
Sork said he'd check into it and get back to the
commission.



Cortez Natives'

Picnic March 31
The annual picnic of Cortez natives, friends
and neighbors is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Satur-
day, March 31, at the historic Fulford Fish
House. It is co-hosted by the Cortez Village His-
torical Society and the Florida Institute for Salt-
water Heritage.
The potluck affair will feature music by the
Cortez Grand 01' Opry.
Recipes are also being collected for the next
edition of the village cookbook, and the village
historical society is requesting copies of historic
photos of the waterfront and of family members
who have lived in Cortez. The museum commit-
tee is soliciting any artifacts, family mementos
or other items to be loaned to the historical mu-
seum.
Another special feature will be recognition
of all the volunteers who worked at the Cortez
Commercial Fishing Festival last month.
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Interdenominational service work of unity


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
When the Rev. John H. Ellis welcomed participants
to the All Island Denominations Ecumenical Service at St.
Bernard's Catholic Church, he noted, "Never in my life
have I seen such wonderful cooperation.
"We are doing what Jesus said to do," he said. "We
are working together on this Island in the name of
God."
The service was held Sunday afternoon, March 22.
It included members and pastors of all seven Island
churches.
At the service, the annual Bunnell Humanitarian
award recipient was named. He is Robert A. Meylan,
a member of Roser Memorial Community Church.
The award is named for the Rev. Myron Bunnell,
the former pastor of Harvey Memorial Church and the
founder-of All Island Denominations.
The award honors an individual who is an exem-
plar of the Christian life on the Island and helps others


with material, emotional and spiritual matters.
The Rev. Gary Batey of Roser Church used the
famous line of the 16th-17th Century poet John Donne,
"No man is an island."
Batey updated that well-known verse to be gender-
inclusive, "No person is an island."
A combined chorus from all the Island churches
provided music for the service.
The Rev. Jim Meena of Island Baptist Church led
a prayer.
Mary Anderson, a Christian Science Reader, read
from Psalm 107.
The Rev. William Grossman of Harvey Memorial
Church read from the Acts of the Apostles, followed by
a reading from the Gospel of John by the Rev. Danith
Kilts of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.
After a benediction by the Rev. Jack Hyde of the
Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, a reception pre-
pared by members of St. Bernard's congregation was
held in the parish hall.


Humanitarian award recipient named
Officers of the All Island Denominations board of directors flank this year's Bunnell Humwanitarian Award
recipient, Robert A. Meylan. From left to right, Vice President Frank McGrath, Meylan, President Gladys
Martineau and Paul, Swanberg, treasurer. Islander Photo: Laurie Krosney
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Martineau andr Paul Swanberg, treasurrer. Islanrcer Phloto: Laurie Krosney


THE ISLANDER 0 MARCH 28, 2001 E PAGE 3

Meetings

Anna Maria City
None scheduled.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
March 28, 6:30 p.m., special city commission meeting
on major development, special exception for Bradenton
Beach Club, 17th Street North.
March 30, 8:30 a.m., city commission-department head
work session.
April 5, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
April 3, 1 p.m., planning commission meeting.
April 4, 7 p.m., parks and beautification committee
meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Of Interest
March 29, 7 p.m., Cortez Waterfronts Florida meeting
regarding Cortez Road widening, Cortez Community
Center, 4523 123rd S't. Court, Cdrtez. "


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March 19 66 76 .10
March 20 67 74 .30
March 21 60 70 Trace
March 22 60 71 0
March 23 63 81 0
March 24 64 80 0
Average Gulf water temperature 69


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Perico hearing
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germane to the hearing.
The Arvida attorney representing Bradenton ac-
cused the Island cities of wanting to have their cake and
eat it, too. On the one hand, the attorney said, the Island
cities are opposed to the project because of its impact
on the Island. At the same time, the three cities con-
tinue to issue building permits on an already-crowded
barrier island.
During the first six days of the hearing that's ex-
pected to last until Friday, Administrative Law Judge
J. Lawrence Johnston listened to more than 60 hours of
testimony and received thousands of pages of docu-
ments that he'll have to review before making a deci-
sion some time in June or July.
Besides hundreds of documents and expert testi-
mony, Johnston had to take in maps, hurricane and traf-
fic studies, Florida law, Florida Department of Com-
munity Affairs codes that deal with comprehensive
land-use plans and photographs of snarled traffic.
At the same time, Johnston listened to the back-
and-forth banter between attorneys who grilled land-
use, traffic, water and hurricane experts, representa-
tives from the three Island cities, Bradenton Mayor
Wayne Poston and city planners.
In his opening statement, attorney Dan Lobeck,
representing Schember, Concerned Citizens, Manatee
County and the Island cities, said the proposed condo-
minium project "will put people in danger in terms of
a catastrophic storm."
Lobeck's clients have challenged amendments to
Bradenton's comprehensive land-use plan and the ap-
proval of those amendments by the DCA.
Those amendments allowed Bradenton City Coun-
cil members to give Arvida's project the green light.
Council members Gene Gallo, Michele Weaver and the
Rev. James T. Golden voted for the project. Jeffrey
Carman and Marianne Barnebey voted against the pro-
posed $340 million development.
On Monday, Mayor Wayne Poston testified. "I'm
not a planner, so I rely on my planning department to
tell me what's needed or not needed," he said.
Lobeck questioned Poston on his knowledge of
future land-use maps, especially as they relate to build-





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Administrative Law Judge J. Lawrence Johnston
pores over several of the thousands of pages of
documents he must sift through. The papers, plans
and maps were submitted by the plaintiffs Concerned
Citizens of Manatee County. The defense has yet to
submit its exhibits, so surely there will be more
homework. Johnston must determine if the City of
Bradenton erred in approving amendments to its
comprehensive land-use plan that allowed the city to
approve an 898-unit project on north Perico Island.
Islander Photo: David Futch
ing density. "I don't fully understand future land-use
maps with regard to density," Poston admitted.
Lobeck then questioned the mayor regarding traf-
fic congestion on State Road 64. "It is a busy road,"
Poston said, "and there is congestion at certain times of
the day and weekends near Perico Island, but also along
all of SR 64.
"I didn't think this project was going to cause a
significant traffic increase," Poston said. "The Perico
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that are going to go up at SR 64 and 1-75."
Poston added that most of the objections he heard
on the project was the height of the buildings "and
that's it."
Manatee County Commission Chairman Joe
McClash also took the stand Monday.
One of McClash's primary complaints was that
through annexation and eventual approval of the
project, substantial impacts to the county's infrastruc-
ture were not unaddressed financially.
"North Perico is a place of special concern,"
McClash said, "for reasons of protecting the shoreline
vista, hurricane shelter deficiencies, water quality and
wetlands protection. Protecting the Manatee County
shoreline is a top priority."
Gary Sams, the city's Arvida-paid attorney, said
none of the Island cities nor Manatee County objected
to the original amendment changes to the city's land-
use plan.
"What this is about is stopping a particular devel-
opment," Sams said, "rather than addressing the
amendments and changes to the city's plan."
Dan Lucas, a Tallahassee-based planner with the
DCA, spent a record eight hours on the stand Friday
during the hearing.
Lucas was the planner who found the Bradenton
comprehensive plan amendment in compliance with
state requirements. He has reviewed "more than a
dozen" comprehensive plans or amendments for cities
and counties in Florida in his nearly four years with the
state agency.
A key element in any comp plan or comp plan
amendment is the "maximum density or intensity" as
prescribed in the plan's future land-use map. "The
DCA looks at it with the maximum densities possible,"
Lucas said, "because it's the most conservative way to
determine the densities and intensities possible."
Future growth is an important tool for the state to
determine future infrastructure needs. "Without that
knowledge," Lucas said, "it would put the state in a
very precarious position."
Lucas said that when north Perico Island site of
Arvida's proposed 898-unit condominium project -
was under Manatee County jurisdiction, the allowable
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Pointed conversation
Hurricane expert Dr. Robert Young of Western Carolina University points to
wetlands on the eastern portion of north Perico Island. Arvida, a St. Joe company,
wants to build an 898-unit project on 353 acres. Young said he thinks it could spell
disaster in the event of a big hurricane because the island sits in open water and
would be smashed by waves kicked up by a hurricane. Islander Photo: David Futch


uver there
Bradenton Beach Mayor Gail Cole shows attorney Dan Lobeck the northern limits
of his city and talks about traffic congestion along Gulf Drive. Islander Photo:
David Futch


Perico hearing
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4
zoning on the property would have allowed more
dwelling units than it currently may have under
Bradenton zoning rules.
Specifically, Lucas said the county comprehensive
plan called for between three and six units per acre on
the property, with no land set aside for open space,
which he referred to as a "conservation zone."
Under city zoning, the maximum density of the
island is three dwelling units per acre with large tracts
set aside for conservation, or wetland buffers, between
the condos and the water, where mangroves flourish.
When Concerned Citizens attorney Lobeck called the
first witness of the hearing, he played his strong suit.
Lobeck put Dr. Robert Young on the stand. Young
is a hurricane expert from Western Carolina University
who painted a picture of disaster and doom if a 120-
mph hurricance struck the Tampa Bay region. Young
regularly advises federal agencies such as NASA and


FEMA on storm situations.
Young said storm surge during and after a hurri-
cane is the killer. In the case of a category 3 hurricane
[11 1-130 mph], the surge is 10-12 feet above high tide.
Young added that in a Category I hurricane [74-95
mph], north Perico Island would be under water be-
cause its highest elevation is around three feet. In a
Category 2 hurricane [96-100 mph], S.R. 64 would be
under water, he said.
"North Perico is more vulnerable because it's open to
a large fetch of water across Tampa Bay," Young said.
"Not only is the island subject to flooding, but to wave
impact. Because of the fetch, or distance from north
Tampa Bay to south Tampa Bay, waves in a Category 3
hurricane blowing in from the north could be as high as
8-10 feet on top of the storm surge of 10-12 feet."
Of more concern to traffic engineer Randall Toth of
Tampa is the amount of time required for evacuation.
In the event of the "Big One" or Category 5 [winds
over 155 mph with IS-foot storm surge], it would take
officials 105 hours to evacuate everyone from Collier


to Pasco counties to high ground around the Wildwood
exit on 1-75. That's with all lanes of 1-75 headed north.
Toth was citing figures from the Tampa Bay Re-
gional Planning Council's Evacuation Study 2000.
The study also states that during the smallest Cat-
egory I hurricane it would take 11 hours to get 119,000
people off barrier islands and out of low-lying areas.
That's the amount of time it would take to get them to
the east part of Manatee County. For a Category 3
storm, it would take 17 hours, the report states.
Young criticized Arvida for the 15- to 25-foot set-
backs from the wetlands and mangroves the company
thinks is sufficient to protect those wetlands.
He called them inadequate to protect the 170-acres
of wetlands on the 353-acre parcel. He said the county
requirement of 50 feet is OK, but that a 100-foot set-
back would be ideal.
"Wetlands are not there just for some squishy,
feely environmental reason." Young said. "They have
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Pardon the pun...
Hook in mouth.
Foot in mouth.
Hoo an mouth.
Welcome to Anna Maria, sans farm animals.

Oops
Did we forget to say thanks? Nah.
Thanks for joining us at the Birdie Tebbetts Field
opening day celebration in Holmes Beach.
We thank you for coming to play and celebrate our
great love for baseball's highly respected player, man-
ager, scout and executive.
The day was a success, and counting the food sold
to the adults who arrived hungry (kids ate free), dona-
tions topped $3,400. Also, as a result, more folks are
coming forward to donate funds to improve the new
ball park.
Last week Mayor Carol Whitmore was surprised to
leam that landscape contractor Jim Sardegna and wife
Janice, owners of JMS Environmental Landscape in
Holmes Beach, had donated and planted 150 wax
myrtles along the outfield fence.
Sardegna dealt directly with the public works depart-
ment with regard to his gift a tremendous improvement
to the field. Surely it came from the heart, as some of us
remember Jim from Anna Maria Little League.
It should also provide a shield between the ballpark
and the residential area and stifle complaints already
mounting against the youth league's plans to sell adver-
tising banners in the outfield.
Bah, humbug! The park is a tremendous asset in
comparison to the pitted, sand spur-laden, rocky field
it replaced.
What will they say next? No lights?
Well, it is a youth league ballpark, and after-school
games in the winter will be nearly impossible without
lights.
Funding to provide the lights is growing, with do-
nations earmarked for the project from city residents
Rex and Helen Hagen.
The park also needs a scoreboard, a scorebox, a
lighted flagpole and a flag.
Any givers?

And more thanks
We can't think of a more benevolent gesture than
one nonprofit organization's giving to another.
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The best legislation
Dear John and Jean and Randall and Shirley and
Rick and Anne and Carol Anne ...
My name is Doug and I bet I've lived on Tampa
Bay barrier islands longer than the bunch of you com-
bined. Shoot, I was even born on one. So for you guys
and gals to go to Anna Maria City meetings and say
who is more or less qualified to sit as an "Island" city
commissioner is amusing to me.
And to say the city commissioners don't get along
is even more funny. Because I can remember years ago
when the rancor was so bad at city meetings you could
suffocate in the methane gas.
But what the heck. You don't like history and I do,
so what is my point? It's this new law this uncoopera-
tive commission just unanimously passed. In my mind
this $1,000 exclusionary building permit law is just
about the best legislation I have ever seen passed by
any Island government in 20 years.
Seriously, folks. All we want out of our govern-
ment is good laws, not good manners. If memory
serves, I don't think we have good manners in Wash-
ington or Tallahassee.
Doug Dowling, Anna Maria City

A mayor who can't manage?
I am sure that you were in attendance at the last Anna
Maria commission meeting. By everyone's standard it
showed the quality of the commissioners that represent us.
Commissioners [Jay] Hill, [Tom] Skoloda and
[John] Michaels were not only focused and supportive
of each other, but also showed residents their ability to
debate, cooperate and accomplish the job at hand. Why
was there such a tremendous turnaround in the produc-


tivity of Thursday's meeting?
Simply stated, the mayor was not in attendance.
It is important for all residents who live here full-
time and property owners who live out of state to un-
derstand that we have a serious problem with our cur-
rent mayor's management ability.
This is not just my opinion. After 25 years of man-
aging entities in the country, the mayor's behavior is
not acceptable on any basis. Dictatorial mandates went
out with World War II.
Leadership does not necessarily mean consensus
among fellow workers, but his demanding, autocratic,
demeaning, unorganized approach to working with our
commissioners is not acceptable behavior and can not be
tolerated. The mayor breeds disharmony, unproductive
debate and centralized control and power is dangerous.
He has neither the education, experience nor lead-
ership ability to facilitate an effective town govern-
ment. His behavior is the same type that caused his
dismissal'as a policemail years ago. HIis real problem
is that three of the commissioners are professional
people, well educated and experienced in business af-
fairs. They study and research the issues and are not
motivated solely by control and power.
Because the mayor can not deal with factual, analyti-
cal reasoning, he consistently retreats to his dictatorial
mandates in defense. How long would this type of behav-
ior last in mainstream corporations? The problem is in-
deed not with the commissioners. In the real world of
business, the mayor would no longer be with the organi-
zation. Guaranteed. Of equal interest to residents should
be why our press does not recognize the inadequacies and
dangerous management style of the mayor?
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Perico hearing
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 5
real economic benefit to a community. Wetlands offer
a natural buffer, stabilizing shorelines and dissipating
wave energy."
Harry Clark Hull, Southwest Florida Water Man-
agement District environmental program director, was
called next to explain his district's minimum building
setbacks from wetlands.
Hull disagreed with his district's setback of 15- to
25-feet.
"The District's buffers do not ensure there won't
be adverse affects on wetlands," Hull said. "There's a
high probability there are nesting birds on this site. We
know there are a number of fishes, especially snook
and redfish, or fish we value highly, that use Perico
Bayou and Anna Maria Sound as a juvenile nursery."
Peter Dailey, a member of the American Institute of
Certified Planners and owner of Dailey Design in
Sarasota, testified that he didn't see any data or analysis
the city did to justify development on north Perico Island.
Through the questioning of Dailey, Lobeck made
the case that the county's comprehensive land-use plan
should have been the document followed when the
question of Perico development came up.
"There would have been a minimum 25 to 30 per-
cent reduction in density under the Manatee County
plan and it could be up to 50 or 60 percent," Dailey
said. "If I had a client trying to develop north Perico
Island, I would tell him to be happy with a one-third
reduction, because it could be worse."
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore, Bradenton
Beach Mayor Gail Cole and Anna Maria Public Works
Director Anne Beck painted a picture of some of the
problems of Island living.
Each said a condominium immediately east of the
Island would make life more precarious.
Each has lived on Anna Maria Island for more than
20 years. They said they understand that unpredictable
storms and hurricanes cause flooding along Island
roads and State Road 64, which runs along the south
side of the proposed project.
Whitmore said she remembers Hurricane Elena in
1985 nearly cutting off evacuation.
"It took me more than an hour to get to the main-
land." Whitmore said. "When a storm comes and the
tide is high, State Road 64 is flooded and you can't get


off the Island."
Whitmore has another concern. She wonders about
the stress another 2,000 people will put on Holmes Beach.
Increased visitors cause pressure on everything
from Publix to beaches to fire and rescue and police to
boat ramps to roads, Whitmore said.
Cole said the 1982 no-name storm happened so fast
people couldn't get off or on the Island. His wife
worked at Blake Hospital in Bradenton and couldn't
get back.
"Those who got out early could get off on S.R. 64,"
Cole said. "Those who were stragglers were in trouble.
Hurricane Elena hit and by the time I left the Island,
you couldn't get off."
Cole said 898 condos will house about 2,000
people, more than the population of Bradenton Beach.
"Arvida said only 3 percent of the those people
would come to our beaches," Cole said. "If you believe
that, you believe in the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus."
Cole also told of clogged roads during chamber-of-
commerce days of sunshine when thousands charge to
the Island for some rays and watersports.
In 2000, Bradenton Beach officials estimated 3.46
million people visited the city and Coquina Beach just
north of Longboat Pass.
Attorney Sams of the Tallahassee firm Hopping,
Green, Sams and Smith is defending the city and Arvida
is paying him and a cadre of attorneys and aides.
Sams questioned Cole about the validity of his visi-
tor estimate.
"How do you justify these numbers?" Sams asked
Cole. "That's an increase in the city's size of 174 times.
My main problem is, this is hearsay. It purports to re-
late to fact and I don't believe it is."
Cole said the numbers were an estimate to help his
commission and police understand what they are up
against when everyone east and south decides it's time
to head to paradise.
Jay Moyles, chief of the Manatee County Marine
Rescue Division, offered brief substantiating testimony to
back up Cole's estimate of visitors to Coquina Beach.
Moyles said last summer he provided Cole with
attendance figures for the beach. Moyles said the num-
bers presented were accurate and followed standard,
accepted lifeguard counting techniques to determine
the number of people on a beach.
Cole said holiday crowds are the worst.
"Last Easter we had 19,000 people at Coquina and


THE ISLANDER 0 MARCH 28, 2001 N PAGE 7
turned away another 6,000 who tried to get into a full
parking lot," Cole said. "People who live on the Island
don't leave on the weekends because traffic backs up
to 75th Street in Bradenton. Police are impacted. Emer-
gency vehicles can't move."
Sams asked Cole why Bradenton Beach city commis-
sioners opposed a tall, fixed-span bridge to replace the
aging Anna Maria Island Bridge leading to Holmes
Beach.
Lobeck objected, saying the question was irrel-
evant to the challenge to the amendments.
At that point, Sams and a fellow attorney, Doug
Roberts, laughed out loud.
During a break in the testimony, Sams had this to
say:
"We laughed because it was so clearly relevant in
demonstrating that the problem alleged to be inad-
equate hurricane evacuation capacity is simply one of
the beach cities' own making.
"And while one can respect people's right to
choose, it's difficult to respect their right to choose not
to do those things which are necessary for their own
safety. And then to oppose anyone's right to use natu-
ral public resources or travel on a public road was such
a blatant attempt to avoid keeping a matter that's at the
heart of at least this witness's testimony. I don't blame
people for wanting their cake and eating it, too. It's a
natural human desire. We laughed because it was so
transparent as to why they wouldn't want the witness
to respond to a fact that is obviously relevant."
Beck of Anna Maria helped develop that city's
disaster preparedness plan.
When a hurricane comes, everyone is at its mercy,
she said.
Like Cole and Whitmore, she's had her share of
trouble getting off the Island.
"During Elena the problem I had getting out was
that there was only one way out and that's through
Holmes Beach and all evacuees funnel through Holmes
Beach," Beck said. "It took me three hours to get to the
Circle K on 34th Street. When you're on a barrier is-
land, it's risky.
"The entire Island is affected by whatever is built on
north Perico. It's going to create an even bigger bottle-
neck." Beck went through the same litany of problematic
impacts experienced by the other two Island cities and said
any future development on north Perico would amount to
"overload."


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Anna Maria commission wants capital improvements list


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
Each Anna Maria city commissioner will come up
with a list of capital improvements he or she thinks the
city needs to address.
Citizens are invited to contact commissioners to
make their suggestions.
That's where the Anna Maria City Commission left
things after its March 22 meeting.
The subject was visited at the request of Commis-
sioner John Michaels who asked that it be placed on the
agenda after he was named the commission's liaison to
the city's public works department.
Michaels said he had expected Public Works Di-
rector Anne Beck to attend the meeting with a list. But
as it turned out, Beck resigned abruptly March 16.
Michaels said, "I am appalled that a department
head with more than 10 years experience was able to
resign without any notice. No sensible business person
would allow this."
Michaels said he felt it was essential to establish
sound business procedures in the city something he
called "long overdue."
With Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh out of town on
family business and with no resolution as to the ques-
tion of a vice mayor, the next order of business was to
choose a chairman to conduct the meeting.
With a seemingly amicable discussion, commis-
sioners chose Michaels to chair the meeting, saying he
was the least controversial of their number.
Next was a discussion of parking fines. Michaels
wanted to add to the agenda a discussion of the matter
so he could honor a promise to resident Karen Di
Costanzo.
Commissioner Jay Hill said he opposes adding
non-emergency items to the agenda.
"To add things at the last minute leaves us unpre-
pared to really discuss things," he said.
The city currently has no way to enforce collection
of parking fines, and Hill noted that the matter had
come up before.
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agency or using a different ticket that Manatee County
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If you have ideas about what needs to be done
around the city of Anna Maria, now's the time to
make your wishes known.
Commissioners decided at their March 22
meeting that it is time to begin compiling a list of
capital improvement projects.
In a memo to The Islander, Michaels invited
Anna Maria residents to contact him with ideas for
potential projects.
Michaels said in his memo, "Some examples
are street and sidewalk repairs and improvements,
drainage problems, tree removals, major landscap-
ing work and additions and repairs to city-owned


Commissioners asked the city staff to have the in-
formation ready to discuss at the April 12 meeting.
City Clerk Alice Baird agreed to inform the mayor.
In other business, resident Randall Stover said he
thinks the city has been interpreting the charter incor-
rectly and the vice mayor is supposed to be running
commission meetings.
He advised citizens to look up the city charter on
the web at www.municode.com. He said to "click"
Florida and then select Anna Maria. (See related story.)
Resident Shirley O'Day said the charter says the
mayor shall keep the commission advised on the fi-
nances of the city, asking. "When was the last time you
were shown the balance of any of the accounts?"
Baird said there had been some difficulties with the
software, but the last time anyone was shown an ac-
counting was sometime in September 2000.
Deputy City Clerk Diane Percycoe said the diffi-
culties are almost sorted out and she expects to have an
accounting for the next meeting.
O'Day said she thought that even with the software
problems, the mayor should provide a regular verbal
summary.
Hill noted, "We're halfway through the fiscal year
and we haven't seen anything."
In other action, commissioners approved an agree-
ment turning over a small, triangular piece of land at
804 S. Bay Blvd. to George and Frances Barford.
In exchange, the Barfords are giving the city a
drainage easement through their property.
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on capital improvement plan
structures."
People wanting to share their ideas with
Michaels can mail them to him at P.O. Box 1424,
Anna Maria, FL 34216, or mark them to his atten-
tion and drop them off at city hall.
Michaels said a few lines describing the prob-
lem along with the person's name, address and
phone number would be welcome.
He said, "Once the list of potential problems has
been compiled, the commission will prioritize the
work, obtain cost estimates and search for funding.
Michaels said the list will serve as a basis for
planning and budgeting in the coming years.


Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore to have Anna Maria
help pay for the maintenance of Gulf Drive in her city.
In her letter, Whitmore said she would "like to
meet with the City of Anna Maria to discuss any pos-
sible way you may be able to aid in maintaining Gulf
Drive."
Whitmore noted in the letter that "Anna Maria resi-
dents have to travel on our roads to leave and enter the
Island."
There was laughter from the gallery at Whitmore's
request, but the commission authorized Building Offi-
cial Bob Welch to meet "staff to staff" with Holmes
Beach to explore what it is that city wants from Anna
Maria.
Resident Georgia Van Cleave asked commission-
ers to look at the city's reserve fund, which she said is
now almost $1 million. The money has been set aside
to deal with emergencies such as a hurricane or other
disaster in the city.
Van Cleave said the money is presently earning 4
percent interest and is yielding $40,000 annually.
"The problem is," she said, "when the government
steps in after an emergency, we may not be eligible for
any funding since we've gotten so wealthy sitting here
on our nest egg."
The commission also agreed to reactivate a "Citi-
zen of the Year" award. No one remembers why the
award was dropped, but everyone agreed it would be
a good thing to revive it.
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Adams retires from Anna Maria Post Office


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
For the first time in more than 50 years, no mem-
ber of the Adams family works at the Anna Maria Post
Office.
Judy Adams, who retires from the U.S. Postal Ser-
vice Saturday, March 31, was the final member of her
family to serve the city's postal patrons.
Sam Adams, Judy's father-in-law, went to work for
the Anna Marin Post Office in 1943. He stayed there I 1
years.
Sam's wife, Alice, worked there for 21 years. Ac-
cording to Judy, her mother-in-law talked her into tak-
ing the job at the post office a job that she says she
has loved every minute of.
After 23 years, Adams said what she will miss
most is the people.
"Working here has been a real privilege," she said.
"These are my people, people I run into on the street
pumping around on my bike. They are members of my
community," Adams said.
"Now, I'll be able to live my dream."
What Adams means, she said, is that she will be
able to pursue the artwork she loves.
"I do stained-glass work, sculpture and I'm taking
a painting class in Sarasota so I can get back those
skills," Adams added.
She said she sold every piece of art she has ever
done. "That is a regret." she said. "I don't have any of
my own pieces to look at and enjoy. I may never sell
anything again. I think I'll just keep them all for my-
self."
Adams came to Florida from Michigan when she
was 20. She first settled in Sarasota, but began coming
to the Island in the 1960s to fish, a sport she loves.
"It was a lot different then, 40-some years ago.
There was almost nothing here. It was beautiful,"
Adams said.
She said she liked to fish off the city pier and that
she caught her share of fish.
Judy's husband Jim retired from his job in the


space program at Cape Canaveral two years ago. She
said they hope to get in some sailing and some travel.
Anna Maria city commissioners thanked Adams
for her years of service at their meeting March 22.
Commissioner Jay Hill thanked her for always
making it pleasant and fun to stop by the post office to
get his mail. He said she would be sorely missed.
A somewhat tearful Adams thanked the commis-
sion and the citizens of Anna Maria for making herjob
so wonderful over the years.
With Adams' departure from the Anna Maria Post
Office, there are no longer any Island residents work-
ing there. She was the last one at least at present.
When asked what she plans to do with herself now,
Adams replied, "The problem is really not finding


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something to do, but fitting in all I want to do. There's
just so much to do and see," Adams said.
"But I am going to miss the people something ter-
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Anna Maria's postmaster of many years, Ron
Smith, retired last month. Bradenton Beach Postal Su-
pervisor Joe Petruzzo is serving as interim postmaster.
Petruzzo said the application deadline for the Anna
Maria Postmaster position is March 28. Someone
should be named to the position about a month after
that.
Christine Coons, a postal clerk from Bradenton
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Drawing for 4-day cruise
slated by chamber
The winner of a four-day cruise for two to
Cozumel will be decided by a drawing at an Anna
Maria Island Chamber of Commerce business card
exchange from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 28.
The exchange will be at the First Union Bank, 5327
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
The cruise, donated by Regal Cruise Lines, will
depart aboard the Regal Empress from Port Manatee
April 12 and return April 16. Raffle tickets at $10 are
available from chamber members or at the chamber
office, 5337 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Details may be
obtained at 778-1541.

Manatee County Democrats'
event Sunday on Island
The Manatee County Democratic Party has scheduled
a social get-together from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, April 1,
at the Beach House Restaurant in Bradenton Beach.
Bob Poe, state Democratic chairman, will be the
guest speaker. Barbecue, hot dogs, hamburgers,
chicken, baked beans and salads are on the menu.
Tickets at $25 may be purchased by calling Vice
Chair Kathleen Lawyer at 746-8206 or State Commit-
teewoman Wilma Warren at 798-3373, or by check,
payable to the Democratic Executive Committee of
Manatee County and mailed to P.O. Box 14669,
Bradenton FL 34280.
Longboat Key Republicans
to hear Secretary Harris
Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris will
speak at a luncheon meeting of the Republican Club of
Longboat Key at 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 30, in the
Harbourside dining room at the Longboat Key Club's
Harbourside golf course. Reservations at $20 per per-
son may be made at 383-7909 or 383-8034.
Two artists to demonstrate
portraiture at gallery
Joan Valenza and Kathleen Riley will present a
free public demonstration of portraiture from 10 am.
until noon Tuesday, April 3, at the gallery of the Art-
ists Guild of Anna Maria Island, 5414 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
Valenza, a resident of Perico Island, was taught by
her father. She has shown her oil portraits in New Jer-
sey and Connecticut. Riley, of Holmes Beach, special-
izes in oils and will be Valenza's model for the guild
program. Details are available at 778-6694.

Florida Heritage Festival
under way in Manatee
A month of celebration has begun with the 2001
Florida Heritage Festival under way under sponsorship
of the Hernando DeSoto Historical Society.
The festival is a series of fundraisers for the soci-
ety and the Conquistador Historical Foundation, said
the chairman of the festival, Steve Gitt.
Events are scheduled on the mainland through
most of April, with one set for Anna Maria Island. That
will be the Bottle Boat Regatta held for the first time
on the bay side of Coquina Beach from 10 a.m. to
2 p.m. April 21.
The regatta has been held in past years on the
Palma Sola Causeway, but construction there has
caused the event to move to the beach.
Other events are a seafood fest in downtown
Bradenton 1 I a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, April 7 and noon-
6 p.m. Sunday, April 8; Easter egg hunt at G.T. Bray
Park April 13; sunrise service at Rossi Waterfront Park
April 15; musical and fashion show at the civic center
in Palmetto April 21; DeSoto ball at Bradenton audi-
torium April 27; and stadium show and grand parade
at Hawkins Stadium April 28.
Details may be obtained by calling 747-1998.


Writers meet Monday
The Gulf Coast Writers organization will meet at
10:15 a.m. Monday, April 2, at the Island Branch Li-
brary, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Details may
be obtained at 761-9036.


Wood sculpture featured in gallery
A new exhibit featuring fine art wood sculpture
began last week and continues through April 7 at
L'Attitude, 9908 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Works by
Florida artist Dennis Elliot, shown above, and Ron
Kent are highlighted. Elliot is a self-taught wood
turner who concentrates on large burlwood vessels
and wall sculptures. Kent provides a contrast to
Elliot's work with vessels that are translucent and
delicate. Gallery hours are 11-6 p.m. Monday
through Saturday and 11-3 p.m. on Sunday.

Author Beard schedules
book signing on Friday
Mystery author Frances Jordan Beard will sign
copies of her third Anna Maria Island-based novel,
"The Ties That Bind," from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, March
30. at Circle Books. 478 John Ringling Blvd., St.
Armands Circle.
Her novels feature an Island couple in the real es-
tate business, this time investigating the death of one
woman and the disappearance of another. Details may
be obtained at 388-2850.

Luncheon, fashion show
set by woman's club
The Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island has
scheduled its annual fashion show and luncheon for
noon Wednesday, April 4, at the Bradenton Yacht
Club, 4307 Snead Island Road, Palmetto.
Reservations at $14 per person must be made by
Friday, March 30, at 778-3898 or 778-7865.
Club members Sarah Maloney, Ginny Smith, Lillian
Meyer, Nina Compton, Blanche Chambo and Joann
Driscoll will model fashions by Clair of Ellenton.
The club also will note its 55 years as a member of the
General Federation of Women's Clubs at the luncheon
event.
'Return to Innocence' show
at library in April
The "Return to Innocence" art show, a collection of
collages created by Alzheimer's disease patients, will be
exhibited at the Island Branch Library all during April.
With these pieces the patients create "expressions of
their inner thoughts and feelings," said Katya DeLuisa, a
Sarasota artist and developer of the program.
They may be viewed at the library, 5702 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach, during regular hours. The library
opens at 10 a.m. daily except Sunday, closing at 8 p.m.
Monday and Wednesdays, 6 p.m. Tuesday and
Thursday, 5 p.m. Friday and Saturdays. Further in-
formation is available at 778-6341.

'Sidewalk Art, Bake Sale' Sat.
The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island is sponsor-
ing its "Sidewalk Art and Bake Sale Etc. Etc." from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at the guild's gal-
lery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
The sale will be the focus of the guild's Artists'
Market, and proceeds will go to support the work of the
guild. Details are available at 778-6694.








Poet/author to address Guild
Dr. Harvey Webb Jr., retired military dentist and
university teacher, will read from one of his books at
a meeting of the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island
Monday, April 2.
His program will begin with refreshments at 6:30
p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, and is open to the public,
guild officers said.
Webb, now of North Port, retired as a major from the
U.S. Army Dental Corps and has taught at Johns Hopkins
and Howard universities and University of Maryland
schools of dentistry. He has written both prose and poetry,
his latest book being "The Greatest Day of My Life."
Further information is available at 778-6694.
Digital art exhibit opens Friday
"Celebrating Digital Art," an exhibition of original
designs transformed by computer, will open with a re-
ception at 5 p.m. Friday, March 30, at the Longboat
Key Center for the Arts, 6890 Longboat Drive.
Awards for the works will be presented at the recep-
tion, which is free and open to the public. The exhibit will
remain in place until April 21. Gallery hours are 9:30 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Further information may be obtained at 383-2345.

Surprise winner's fiction in book
"Surreal Philosophies" got Islander Chris Morris
into an Internet book, but it took a long and somewhat
mystifying route.
Morris, who has lived in Anna Maria City for four
years, said a couple of years ago he entered a short
story competition with his first-ever story. He didn't
hear back for months and forgot about it.
Six months after submitting the story, he was notified
that his "Surreal Philosophies" was one of the winners and
was going on the Internet. Now he has been notified that
Ageless Press of Sarasota has it in its "Short Stories for
Long Trips" book, also on the Internet.
He isn't working on other stories, not yet anyway,
so the best place to sample his work is in the book. It
costs $15 and is at the publisher's Web site http://
members.home.net/irishope/ageless.htm.
Aside from his venture as an author. Morris is a re-
tired longtime real estate broker who came here from
Woodstock, N.Y.


Engaged
Zachary Lee, son of Valerie Matice of Anna Maria,
is engaged to Jennifer Natalie Makanoff, daughter of
Rebecca Makanoff; West Bloomfield, Mich., and Lon
D. MakanoffL Bloomfield Hills, Mich. The bride-
groom-to-be is vice president of finance with Simpli-
fied Employment Services, Auburn Hills, Mich. He is
a graduate of Manatee High School and Eastern
Michigan University. The bride-to-be is an advertis-
ing account manager with TMP Worldwide in Troy,
having earned an MBA at Wayne State University.
An April wedding is planned in Novi. Mich.

Romeike-Wisniewski works
in art league exhibit
The Anna Maria Island Art League will present a
month-long exhibition of the works of Helen Romeike-
Wisniewski starting with an opening reception at 5:30
p.m. Friday, March 30.
The exhibition will be on view at the league's gal-
lery, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, from 8:45
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Born in St. Louis. Mo., Mr. Domrese came here
from Glendale, Mo., in 1972. He was manager of a Car
Care. He was a member of Island Garden Club. He was
a member of Roser Memorial Community Church.
Services were March 23 at Griffith Cline Funeral
Home, Island Chapel. Inurnment will be at Oak Hill
Cemetery, St. Louis. Memorial contributions may be
made to Island Garden Club, in care of Rosemary
Heger, 22 Seaside Court, Holmes Beach FL 34217.
He is survived by wife Louise, daughter Mary D.
Moon of Concord, N.H.; son Robert J. of San Fran-
cisco. Calif.; and two grandchildren.


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cessful career as an actor on
Broadway and in films and
television for 60 years. ,
In 1977, he was under-
study to Zero Mostel in Joseph Leon
Arnold Wesker's "The Mer-
chant." Upon Mostel's death, he assumed the title role
Among his credits of 30 New York productions are
"Bell, Book and Candle." "Glengarry Glen Ross," "So-
cial Security" and "Cafe Crown." Movie appearances
include "Vice Squad," "The Sweet Smell of Success,"
"Brewster's Millions," "Arthur On the Rocks" and
"Daniel," among many others.
During the 1970s and '80s he was the voice-over
spokesman for hundreds of radio and television com-
mercials. He was also a professor of drama at Hofstra


University from 1966-72.
In 1989, upon his retirement, he moved to Aix-en-
Provence, France, where he studied French and re-
ceived le Diplome from Universite' Marseille -
d'Aix-en-Provence. While living there he began a new
career as a writer, and his short stories have been pub-
lished in "Yellow Silk II."
In October 2000, he was awarded first prize in a
national competition by the Eaton Literary Agency for
his autobiography, "Beneath the Tallis."
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday,
April 8, at the home of Herbert and Francis Harris, 634
Emerald Lane in Key Royale, Holmes Beach.
Services will also be held at a later date in
Woodstock, N.Y., and Aix-en-Provence.
Memorial contributions may be made to
Mavernick Concerts, P.O. Box 102, Woodstock NY
12498; the University Museum Endowment Fund, In-
diana University of Pennsylvania, Sutton Hall, Indiana
PA 15705; or the Actors' Fund, 729 Seventh Avenue,
New York NY 10019.
He is survived by companion Robin Litton; sis-
ter Florence Tanenblatt of Delray Beach; brother
Cantor David of El Paso, Texas; and several nieces
and nephews.

Nelson W. Robbins
Nelson W. Robbins, 83, of Ellenton, died March
12.
Born in Clarksville, Mich., Mr. Robbins came to
Manatee County from Grand Rapids, Mich., in 1979.
He owned a fruit farm in Clarksville. He served in the
U.S. Army during World War II. He was Christian.
There were no services. Inurnment was in Florida
National Cemetery, Bushnell, with military honors.
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Manasota Chapel, was in
cha.'ge of arrangements.
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public property will be made Monday, April 2, it was
decided at a meeting last week.
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possibly a baseball field on part of the upland section.


Fire commission seeks public input into future standards


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
The West Manatee Fire & Rescue District Com-
mission recently held a public meeting to discuss new
standards that will be required in Manatee County and
throughout Florida.
Both the National Fire Protection Association and
the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administra-
tion have new requirements which will affect the man-
power required at local fire districts. The organizations,
however, focus on separate issues.
The NFPA is concerned with what it takes to con-
trol a fire and the OSHA standards address the occu-
pational safety of the firefighter.
One NFPA rule addresses the strategic issues in-
volving the organization, operation and deployment of
a fire department. The most significant portion of this
standard establishes the staffing levels for fire service.
The number of fire and rescue personnel that must
respond to an initial full alarm assignment will be 15-19
people. The team includes everyone from a water supply
operator to an aerial operator. According to West Mana-
tee Fire Chief Andy Price, the district would need to add
27 firefighters to the staff to meet the new standard.
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staff a minimum of four on-duty personnel. Price says
currently there are three personnel at Station 4 and two
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time to the scene of an incident should be four minutes
or less, 90 percent of the time.
Price says that although WMFR has one of the best
response times, 3.89 minutes, it achieves this only 65
percent of the time. Response times are met at eight
minutes or less 97 percent of the time.
"This is the first standard to be developed on a na-
tional level," said Price. "Eighty-five percent of the coun-
try can't meet this standard right now, but when it goes
into effect, it's the standard we will be measured by."
In order to meet the staffing standards of the
NFPA, six firefighters would need to be hired each fis-
cal year until 2005, Price said, and in 2006 three
firefighters would need to be added to reach the re-
quired number of personnel.
OSHA's standards adopted in January 1998 also
address staffing. The regulation requires teams re-
sponding to any fire that cannot be controlled by por-
table fire extinguishers to have two firefighters oper-
ating inside the structure as well as two firefighters
outside who can rescue the team inside. The regulation,
Standard for Respiratory Protection, is commonly re-
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WMFR to comply, six personnel would be required at
the scene of an incident prior to entry. In addition to the
"two in, two out" there should also be a pump opera-
tor and an incident commander.
"This standard has been adopted by 33 other states,
and Florida will soon follow," said Cave.
"We're not the only ones that will be affected by
these standards," said Price. "We won't be making any
decisions anytime soon, but we want the public to
know that these standards are here and the decisions we
make in the coming years are because of them."


Two-day 'Hurricane Expo'
sponsored by county
A "Hurricane Preparedness and Safety Expo"
will be presented Friday and Saturday, March 30
and 31, at the Manatee Convention Center, One
Haben Blvd., Palmetto.
It is sponsored by Manatee County, with sup-
port from the municipalities in the county, and in
addition to hurricanes will cover floods, wildfires,
hazardous materials and other subjects.
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Pleasant Anna Maria place to rest, remember


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
When Island visitors want a beautiful Gulf view
and a quiet moment, they can sit on a memorial bench
on the beach at the end of Oak Avenue.
Anna Maria city commissioners agreed at their
March 22 meeting that the family and friends of Erin
McGuire Ecklund could install a bench in her
memory.
Ecklund, who died recently after a long battle with
cancer, loved Anna Maria and visited often.
Art Nasberg wrote to Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh
saying, "While she was a resident of Michigan, I be-
lieve it is safe to say that she spent time on the beach
in Anna Maria every year of her 37 years she loved
it very much."
Ecklund and husband John purchased a home on
Archer Way and her mother, Catherine McGuire, has
a home on Oak Avenue, as does her sister, Colleen
Tinnin.
Nasberg also wrote, "It is very obvious that a great
deal of happiness was enjoyed by the McGuire family
over their years here on Anna Maria, and it is because
of this the family wishes to establish a memorial to
Erin."
Building Official Bob Welch told commissioners
he had been out to look at the site where Ecklund's
family and friends would like to place the bench.
"It appears to be well within the city's right of way
just to the left across the Oak Avenue walkover,"
Welch said.
He added that family and friends have paid $320
to purchase and place the bench on the beach.


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Parking exemptions

OK'd for 2 properties

in Bradenton Beach
Members of the Bradenton Beach Planning and
Zoning Board voted to recommend lessening of park-
ing requirements for two properties to the city commis-
sion.
Norman and Linda Durant requested a special ex-
emption on their property at 2409 Avenue A to allow
them to have one parking space in lieu of the two re-
quired by city codes. The lot, zoned for a single-fam-
ily home, has wetlands on the site that cannot be
cleared, according to state officials, hence the need for
the special exemption.
Scott Barr requested a special exemption on park-
ing for property he has at 102 First St. N. He wants to
turn an existing storage building into an on-site real
estate office. There are three rental units on the prop-
erty and six usable parking spaces on the site. City
codes require a total of nine parking spaces.
Planning commissioners unanimously recom-
mended approval of both requests. The matter will go
before the city commission for a final decision.

Four weeks of yoga
will begin on Monday
A series of four yoga and meditation classes will
begin Monday, April 2, at the Anna Maria Island Art
League offices, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.
The classes will meet Mondays through April 30
with Harmony Feldman as instructor. Beginners will
meet at 2 p.m., advanced beginners at 3:30 p.m., inter-
mediates at 5:30 p.m. For information and enrollment,
call 921-0074.

Application deadline approaches
Student applications for enrollment at the future
charter school, the Island Middle School, should be
mailed to P.O. Box 1849. Anna Maria FL 34216 or
faxed to 778-6582 by Friday, March 30.
The middle school intends to enroll approximately
60 students in grades six and seven for the 2001-02
academic year. If more than 60 applications are re-
ceived, students will be chosen on a lottery basis.
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Yoga classes are scheduled at the Anna Maria Is-
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Maria City, from 8:45 to 10 a.m. Monday and Fridays
under the tutelage of Dolce Little. Cost is $5 per class.
Details are available at 778-1908.

Flotilla classes starting
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 81 will conduct
classes on boating and seamanship starting Tuesday,
April 3, at 7 p.m. at Manatee Technical Institute. 5603
34th St. W., Bradenton. The series will be from 7 to 9
p.m. on seven consecutive Tuesdays and Thursdays.
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Rosemary Holmes' art, featuring nature and Anna
Maria Island, will be featured through April at the gal-
lery of the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island, 5414
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
The exhibit will open Sunday, April 1, with a re-
ception from 4 to 6 p.m.
Holmes divides her time between the United States
and her native London. She has lectured at Michigan State
University, published a book on Belgian lace-making, and
teaches at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts.
The exhibit may be seen during gallery hours, 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Saturday. Further information is available at 778-6694.


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Hilarity, festivities, fundraising abound
Concerned Citizens of Manatee County the group opposing development of Perico Island benefited from
a special performance of Island Players' current production of "The Sunshine Boys" at the Anna Maria
theater Monday night. On hand to serve refreshments donated by Anna Maria Island Wine and Spirits follow-
ing the play were four members of the Board of Manatee County Commissioners. Left to right, Commissioners
Jonathan Bruce and Jane von Hahmann serve "bubbly" to patrons. Commissioners Amy Stein and Joe
McClash were serving at another table. The actors and stage personnel from Island Players also donated their
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STHE ISLANDER i MARCH 28, 2001 0 PAGE 15

Three cities put

department heads to

work forging action plan
By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Department heads from all three Island cities met
to discuss and update the check list for storm emergen-
cies. This meeting is a forerunner to help get the Island
Emergency Operation Center working efficiently and
in a citizen-friendly manner.
One of the main issues discussed was who should
represent the Island cities at the Manatee County Emer-
gency Operations Center in the event that a storm
should hit. That representative at the EOC will be in a
position to maintain the flow of communication with
the Island emergency center to keep the cities fully
informed.
Bradenton Beach Police Lt. John Cosby suggested
that someone from public safety represent the Island at
the EOC. City staff members agreed that it would be in
the community's best interest to appoint a person fa-
miliar with the needs of the Island to help the county
make decisions.
West Manatee Fire and Rescue Chief Andy Price
suggested that each city commission appoint one per-
son to form a core group of representatives to the EOC.
This core group would not include elected officials
who might change every two years, but rather they
would be chosen from each city's public safety depart-
ment. Core members would be responsible for rotating
as the Island representative at the county-level EOC.
Cosby and Price plan to present the plan for devel-
oping a core group of representatives to the EOC at the
next Barrier Island Elected Officials meeting in April.


Comprehensive plan basics explained in Bradenton Beach


By Paul Roat
Bradenton Beach officials received a course in
Comprehensive Planning 101, even though the test
won't be given for another four years.
Tony Arrant, a land-use planner and consultant
with the Florida Counties Foundation in Tallahassee,
explained that municipalities and counties are required
by law to update comprehensive plans governing
growth periodically. With Bradenton Beach's popula-
tion of less tnan 2,500 residents, the next plan update
is not due until 2005.
Comprehensive plans were required for almost all
governmental entities in Florida in 1975. Comprehen-
sive plans are "an intentional, calculated activity of de-
veloping a comprehensive course of action or a long-


range strategy for achieving a desired set of goals for
the entire jurisdiction, plus addressing the interrelation-
ship of form and function," Arrant said.
Florida's law requiring comp plans is a model for
the rest of the country, Arrant said, because the com-
prehensive plans have legal status to such a degree that
they have precedence over every other ordinance a city
or county may enact.
"If there is a conflict," he said, "the comprehensive
plan takes precedence."
Comp plans do a number of things for an area.
They may be used to extend or redistribute growth.
They may manage the timing of new growth. They may
protect natural resources and provide financial security.
Plans may also serve as a guide to new or existing


development and provide planning tools for infrastructure
development or intergovernmental coordination, he said.
All comp plans must have a certain set of elements:
capital improvements, future land use, traffic circulation,
infrastructure, conservation, recreation and open space,
housing, coastal management, and intergovernmental
coordination.
Arrant said the secret of a good comprehensive
plan for growth is developing a series of goals for how
the area should look in the next 10 years. He called the
process visioningg," and said that it is the first step in
the eventual development of a comp plan, a process
that usually takes 18 months.
City commissioners appeared pleased with Arrant's
presentation and asked for a repeat "class" in the future.


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PAGE 16 N MARCH 28, 2001 0 THE ISLANDER

S. Harbor Drive variance cut short by resident opposition


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Residents cut short the Holmes Beach Board of
Adjustment meeting this month due to claims of im-
proper notice regarding a variance request from Gor-
don and Maureen Dye.
The Dyes plan to build a three-story addition to
their home on South Harbor Drive which will ac-
commodate a single car garage, with a bathroom,
bedroom and family room on the two upper levels.
The addition will allow Mrs. Dye easier access to her
home as well as accommodate frequent visits from
family members.
Dean Holmstrom of Cornerstone Construction pre-
sented the board with plans for the addition and re-
quested the homeowners be granted a four-foot vari-
ance to allow for the garage.
"The Dyes currently have an elevated two-story
home and the new addition will be added to the exist-
ing structure," explained Holmstrom.
Holmstrom maintains that the upper living quarters
meet city requirements and that only four feet of the
front corner of the garage will encroach upon the 20-
foot setback requirement.
Holmes Beach Superintendent of Public Works Joe
Duennes and City Attorney Jim Dye, who is not related
to the homeowners, both raised concerns that the first
level of living space would also require a four-foot
variance. Holmstrom, however, maintains that only the
garage needs the variance.
Residents who live behind the property brought up
concerns about added flooding and drainage problems
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garage and not the addition of living space on the sec-
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The board agreed to table the variance until its next
meeting so that proper notice can be given.
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Sea turtles at Carr Refuge
topic of Mote program
"Sea Turtles at the Archie Carr National
Wildlife Refuge" will be discussed by Dr. Lew
Ehrhart at 7 p.m. Monday, April 2, at Mote
Marine Laboratory on City Island, off the
south ramp of the New Pass Bridge from
Longboat Key.
Ehrhart is professor of biology at the Uni-
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Missy murals transform Island Spirits into Margaritaville


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Marguerite "Missy" Williamson likes to say she
traded corn fields for water.
It's been good for her. It's been good to us who live
on Anna Maria Island.
Jeff Hancock of Anna Maria Island Wine & Spir-
its will be the first tell you.
He praises Williamson for transforming his
Holmes Beach business on Marina Drive into a place
people come not just to shop for fine wine, but to gaze
at Missy's Margaritaville-style murals.
Her brush strokes have given the store pizzazz.
Likely her love for the Island is what led to
Williamson's inspiration.
"I'm from southern Indiana, a place called Nash-
ville, and never took an art lesson in my life,"
Williamson said. "But my dad was a carpenter and the
area around Nashville is loaded with shale, so I painted
on dad's discarded wood and on rocks I would find and
it was always landscapes incorporating covered bridges
and fall scenes of leaves changing color, but none of it
was the ocean because I had never seen the ocean.
"My husband, Paul. and I came down on vacation
one year and went to the east coast of Florida -
Daytona Beach and I didn't think much of it. Then
we came to Anna Maria Island and I never realized the
west coast of Florida was so beautiful. We fell in love
with the Island. We went back to Indiana and it rained
22 days in a row. We packed up and traded corn fields
for water."
They moved to the Island four years ago and own
Bayview Jet Ski rental at Captain's Marina in Holmes
Beach. You'll find Missy there every day either paint-
ing or creating art from shells.
According to Hancock, Williamson's artwork at
Spirits puts folks in the Island mood.
"She took the Margaritaville idea I had in my mind
and made it come to life." Hancock said. "This shop is
a work in progress. Everything inside and out will have
a Caribbean scene. I've had nothing but good reviews
from t people who comle in and say. 'Yeah. This is cool.'
This look has accomplished two things people co-me
in to see it and it's what people expect when they come
to the Island. We're Margaritaville in people's eyes
whether we like it or not. We're essentially a Caribbean
island on the Gulf Coast of the United States. Eventu-
ally this store-will be one art piece. Wait 'til you see the
ceiling. It's going to be an Anna Maria sunset."
Williamson maintains a good attitude about her


wall art.
"The way I look at it," she said, "everything's a
canvas and if you don't like it, you can paint over it. I
painted the area around the Ironit door of the liquor
store with birds and palms and I put a waterfall on the
back door, but my favorite is the 30-foot-long mural
above the back door. I based it on the beach with all
kinds of critters headed to Jeff's store for a wine tast-
ing. I like to think I captured everything people like to
do on the beach. It's not just art to me. It's fun to do."


Bri,,,'. S --~." .e.. Murals from
S-- Margaritaville
Marguerite
"Missy"
Williamson
and Anna
Maria Island
Wine & Spirits
owner Jeff
Hancock show
off the murals
Williamson
painted to "lift
the spirits" in
his store.
. Islander
Photo: David
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Brian's Sunny Side Up restaurant in Holmes Beach
also has one of Williamson's murals. It's based on the
famous Brian BurgLer and shows a guy sitting on the beach
getting ready to take a bite out of a Brian Burger and all
the creatures are focused on the moment.
Maybe she could transform an area in your
home.
Williamson admits she's just a beginner when it
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Lemonade, anyone?
Ashley Winters, 15, left, and
Rachel Hartsfield, 14, both of
Midland, Texas, were in Anna
Maria to visit grandparents
Ed and Arlene Winters when
they stumbled upon a lemon-
ade stand on the corner of
Loquat Drive and South Bay
Boulevard. Entrepreneurs
Hannah Crowe, 11, of
Holmes Beach, Heather, 1],
and sister Hailey Dearlove, 5,
of Loquat Drive, and Jarott
Nelson, 8, of Bradenton
Beach, spent a recent after-
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Anna Maria's Birgit Quam running to win


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
"I may be little, but I'm a tough old broad and don't
you ever forget it." Birgit Quam of Anna Maria says
that's her new motto as she gets ready to celebrate her
five-year survival from breast cancer.
Quam discovered a lump in her right breast and
underwent a radical mastectomy five years ago this
month. Six months later when nine tumors in her left
breast didn't respond to the drug tamoxafen, the other
breast was removed.
"I had one of the 'drive-through' mastectomies,"
Quam said. "Because of my insurance, I was sent home
two hours after the mastectomy. That was a Friday. I
went to church on Sunday." she added.
There is no history of any kind of cancer in her fam-
ily, Quam said. She believes her cancer was caused by
estrogen replacement therapy. "My doctors talked me into
it, and I'm mad as hell that I listened to them," she said.
"Now you can look on the Internet and see studies
from Harvard and Yale showing that taking estrogen
can cause breast cancer. I am little in stature and there
is a history of osteoporosis and heart problems in my
family, so I believed it when the doctors told me I
should be on estrogen," Quam said.
A native of a small island in the North Sea called
Amrum, Quam says it was an idyllic place to spend her
early childhood. "It is the smallest of the North Frie-
sian Islands, smaller even than Anna Maria Island.
There are only sand dunes, thatch-roofed houses and
heather," she said.
She came to this country in 1953 at age 11 and
settled first in New York and then in New Jersey. With
her accent apparent, Quam says, "That's why I speak
English with a New York accent." She also speaks
Danish, German and her native tongue, Friesisch.
Quam moved to Anna Maria in 1997 after her hus-
band of 37 years, John, retired from BASF, the German
chemical manufacturing company. "We actually came
to look for a summer house, but I told my husband I
liked it here and I wasn't going back to New Jersey."


Quam: survivor, winner
Birgit Quam, 56, crosses the finish line at a race in Fort Lauderdale wearing the pink hat that identifies her as a
breast cancer survivor. Quam was the first survivor to cross the finish line. Son Ryan, 27, is running on her left.


she said.
"My best friend of 38 years and my stepfather had
just died of cancer and then my dog died, so I really
needed a change, and here I am," she said.
"I love Anna Maria. I love my neighbors. When
I'm home I don't wear a prosthises they're heavy
and hot so my neighbors say 'Now you see them,
now you don't.'"
She said she got tired of feeling like a weak victim
until one day when she was reading Good Housekeep-
ing magazine. An article titled "Race for the Cure"
about a nationwide series of races that raise money for
breast cancer research caught her attention and she got
inspired.
"The article said most women, especially survi-


vors' say they can't do it. They're too weak," Quam
said.
"That sounds like me," she said she thought.
"I decided then and there I wanted to get strong,
physically strong, so I joined the West Bay Athletic
Club and began weight training. I gained 12 pounds,
which they tell me is all muscle."
She signed up for a race in Miami last October with
her son for a running partner. "I didn't tell too many
people I was running, because I wasn't sure I would be
able to finish, but I did, and I am going to keep right
on running."
When Quam ran her second race in Fort Lauder-
dale, she wore the pink hat that identifies her as a breast
cancer survivor and was the first survivor to cross the
finish line.
She's proud of that. And of her survival.
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School menu
Monday, April 2
SBreakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Cereal, Yogurt
SLunch: Hamburger Gravy or Grilled Chicken
Patty, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Mixed
Fresh Fruit
Tuesday, April 3
SBreakfast: Waffle with Syrup, Yogurt, Cereal
* Lunch: Macaroni and Cheese with Roll or Yogurt *
with Muffin, Peas and Carrots, Chilled Peach Cup
Wednesday, April 4
SBreakfast: Breakfast Pocket, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Breaded Beef Patty with Gravy or Bean
* and Cheese Burrito, Fresh Steamed Broccoli and *
Cauliflower, Cinnamon Apples
Thursday, April 5
* Breakfast: French Toast Stick with Syrup,
Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Cheese Pizza or Sloppy Joe Sandwich,
STossed Salad with Dressing, Applesauce Cup
Friday, April 6
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By Diana Bogan
Islander Correspondent
Joyce Ellis invited Capt. Barry Brooks of the West
Manatee Fire & Rescue District's Station #1 in Holmes
Beach to her fifth-grade classroom so that students
could become familiar with some basic life-saving
skills.
The six-week program includes lessons on prevent-
ing heart disease, the early warning signs for a heart
attack and stroke, and how to help a victim.
The course is not a certification class for cardiop-
ulmonary resuscitation, but it will count as a science
credit for students.
"The course is meant to build awareness," said
Brooks. "These students are at the age where they can
change and develop healthy habits for themselves."
Brooks is also teaching students how to recognize
warning signs that show someone may need help. "If
they can recognize the signs, then they can get help
early and keep us all ahead of the game," he says.
The class also gives students hands-on practice
learning the ABCs of CPR.
Students learn that "A" is for airway, "B" is for
breathing and "C" is for circulation.
Brooks believes it doesn't do much good to just sit
and talk about CPR, so he brought in mannequins for
the students to get "hands-on" practice with each step.
They quickly got accustomed to opening the airway
and providing air and chest compressions to their help-

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Streetlife


Island police reports
Anna Maria City
March 16. 400 block of Pine Avenue. alarm com-
pliance. Officers responded to an alarm. The key holder
also responded. The area was secured and the key
holder was given an alarm compliance mail-in card.
March 17, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria Island
Community Center, trespass. A juvenile was asked to
leave by the recreation supervisor. The juvenile refused
and became verbally abusive. The Sheriff's Office was
called to assist in removing the juvenile, who was
banned from the Center for three months.
March 18, 100 block of Sycamore Lane, vandal-
ism. A man reported that his car had been scratched
along the left side of the vehicle while parked in front
of his residence. The cost of the damage is approxi-
mately $500.

Bradenton Beach
March 13. 11900 block of Cortez Road, DUI. Ja-
son Fellows, 26, of Bradenton was pulled over after
officers witnessed his vehicle swerve several times.
Fellows was given a roadside evaluation, which deter-
mined he was driving while intoxicated.
March 16. Church Street. Burglary. A television
and videocassette recorder were reported stolen from
a woman's home. The suspect gained entry by pushing
in the screen covering the front door and then reaching
in to unlock it. The homeowner was advised to install
a deadbolt on her front door.
March 16, 2600 Gulf Drive North, information. A
woman called police to report her suspicions of domes-
tic abuse at a neighbor's home, but police learned that
the neighbors in question were not having a problem.
March 17, 200 block of Gulf Drive N., possession
of marijuana. Officers stopped a driver because her tag
was not visible. Officers then asked for permission to
search the vehicle and the driver consented. Officers
found a bag containing less than 20 grams of marijuana
and rolling papers. Police determined the bag belonged
to the passenger, Edward Smith, 29. of Bradenton. The
report states that the driver had no knowledge that
Smith was in possession of marijuana.
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$2,000 in U.S. currency from a woman's purse.
March 18, 1800 block of Gulf Drive South, Leffis
Key, possession of marijuana and driving with a sus-
pended license. Officers approached a car parked at
Leffis Key after the park closed. The driver, Jason
Williams. 20. of Bradenton, was placed under arrest for
driving with a suspended license. The owner of the
vehicle, Jackie Milne, 18, of Bradenton, consented to
a search and officers found 2.25 grams of marijuana
and rolling papers in the car. Milne and Williams were
both arrested for possession of marijuana.
March 18, 200 block of Bridge Street, burglary. An
unknown suspect smashed the window of a Corvette
parked near the pier and stole approximately $150 in
cash and several pieces of jewelry.
March 18, 1700 block of Gulf l)rive South, Co-
quina Beach, grand theft. A moped was reported sto-
len from the parking lot.

Holmes Beach
MIarch 16, 200 block of 83rd Street, forgery. A
resident reported that someone is cashing checks from
his account using a false business name and his wife's
signature.
March 18, 4000 block of Gulf Drive, burglary. An
officer on a routine check of the area saw that a screen
had been removed from a window at Cafe on the Beach
restaurant. The key.holder was called and the building
was searched but nothing was reportedly missing.
March I 8, 3800 block of East Bay Drive, domes-
tic dispute. A woman reported that her nephew became
violent during an argument. According to the police
report, the woman had visible red marks around her
neck and her nephew had scratches across his chest.
The woman signed an affidavit and received a domes-
tic violence packet. Her nephew was placed under ar-
rest for battery.
March 18. 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn, theft of
vehicle. A 1994 red Cadillac Sedan Deville with an
Indiana license plate was reported stolen from the park-
ing lot.
March 19, 3400 block of Gulf Drive, burglary. A


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A Bradenton man was arrested at Coquina
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Torrez Angel A. Villafranca, 22, was also
charged with possession of alcohol by a minor,
as was a juvenile with him.
Officer James Gill approached Villafranca,
who was in his 1991 Toyota at 6 p.m., after he
saw him drinking beer. Villafranca consented to
having his car searched, and Gill discovered
what eventually was determined to be 15 grams
of cocaine and a number of small plastic bags.
The car was impounded and Villafranca
taken to jail.


cell phone was stolen from the compartment of a truck
parked in front of a home.
March 20, 300 block of Clark Drive, lewdness.
According to police, a man in his early forties was ar-
rested after he exposed himself to a juvenile under the
age of 16. The man approached the window of the
victim's bedroom and invited her to join him outside.
The victim notified her mother, who then called police.
March 20, 8100 block of Gulf Drive, beverage law.
Officers responded to a report of a loud party. Officers
spotted a male on the porch with an open container of al-
cohol. Upon checking his identification, police found he
was drinking underage. He was given a notice to appear.
March 22, 4300 block of Gulf Drive, expired li-
cense. A woman was stopped for failing to let a pedes-
trian cross at a crosswalk. The officer gave the driver
a warning ticket and a citation for driving with an ex-
pired license.
March 22, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn, theft in-
formation. The owner of the Cadillac stolen from the
parking lot at the Anchor Inn reported that he had two
checkbooks in the vehicle at the time of the theft. He
reported someone has attempted to cash checks worth
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One of the most contentious issues Islanders faced
in the past decade was the debate over the replacement
of the Cortez and Anna Maria Island bridges with high,
fixed-span structures. Political careers were created and
dashed during the megabridge debates, depending on
how elected officials felt about towering, fixed-span
structures linking the Island with the mainland.
A similar debate has been going on in Sarasota
regarding replacing the current low-level Ringling
Bridge with a high, fixed span. The arguments got so
heated last week that a long-time politician resigned
from office.
I met Gene Pillot 12 years ago when he and my
friend Jack Gurney won seats to the Sarasota City
- Commission. Gene helped Jack a lot during the four
years they spent together in office.
Jack declined a re-election bid; Gene stayed in office.
During their tenure they were able to accomplish a lot in
Sarasota neighborhoods and downtown. Probably the key
to the successful revitalization of downtown was Gene and
Jack's ability to negotiate with all sorts of diverse groups
in town to ram through needed changes.
When the Florida Department of Transportation
first proposed the megabridge replacement for
Ringling, Sarasota city commissioners balked. They
hired an attorney David Levin, the same attorney
who successfully fought DOT on the Anna Maria Is-
land Bridge issue and the matter has been dragging
through the courts for years.
Pillot the negotiator decided to try to work out a com-
promise. He met with the head of the DOT to try to work
out a resolution. No agreement was reached, but Pillot
offered a motion to reverse the city's stand. As he put it,
the motion would "motivate the community to unite on
this issue and put disagreements in the past."
A firestorm ensued no surprise, considering
bridge issues.
Former Holmes Beach Mayor Bob VanWagoner,
now a Siesta Key resident, spoke on the issue before
the city commission last week. He called for leadership
at this crucial stage of the court case. He was, and is,
an opponent of megabridges, and said for the city to
pull out of the case at this late date would be a serious
mistake.
Others were calling Pillot's negotiation and flip-
flop on the matter "an act of cowardice."'
Pillot flipped out. "I've now lost my feeling for the
privilege given to me by the people of this city and it
would be irresponsible for me to continue," he said. "I
leave without rancor, with love of this community. I
leave to go to ny private life."
And he walked out of the meeting. Done. Quit.
Goodbye.
Pillot only had a couple more weeks left in his
term, since he had decided to end his nearly 50-year
tenure in the public spotlight, either as commissioner,
mayor. superintendent of schools or principal. But ap-
parently that pesky bridge issue proved his undoing as
a politician.



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LICENSED WATERFRONT CONTRACTOR



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P.O.BOX 1353, Anna Maria, FL 34216
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DOT will be holding open hearings this summer and
fall on the fate of the Anna Maria Island Bridge. Let's
hope that Pillot's action in Sarasota won't be echoed on
the Island as the always-contentious bridge debate sim-
mers and, undoubtedly, flares in the years ahead.

DOT does good on East Coast
Speaking of the DOT, officials with the state
agency are trying something new near Boca Raton that
may save sea turtles from being squashed by cars.
As you probably know, mama turtles come ashore
to lay eggs in sandy nests every summer. Both moth-
ers and babies use the faint glimmer of moonlight re-
flected on the Gulf to find their way back to the water.
Any lights on the beach disorient turtles, and every year
Turtle Watch volunteers have to guide the reptiles into
the water and away from car tires.
Strict laws prohibiting lights on the beach have
been enacted throughout the state, but unfortunately
there are still hundreds of little turtle pancakes left on
the roads. The problem is the conflict between motor-
ists who need to be able to see the highway and turtles
which get lured to the highway.
Enter the DOT and its pilot program. A DOT bi-
ologist has come up with a plan to put melon-sized
yellow lights right in the center of AlA in Boca Raton.
Ann Broadwell hopes the lights, which will shine up-
ward, will be invisible to the turtles, yet allow motor-
ists to see where they're driving.
The two-nesting-cycle program will monitor
turtles, motorists and pedestrians. One neat thing about
the system is that the existing streetlights will remain,
but will be turned off during the May-October nesting
season. If there's a need for the regular lights, they'll
just turn 'em back on.
Suzi Fox, with the Island Turtle Watch program,
said she had heard of the program and was hoping to
learn more about it as the monitoring continued.
The Island has been the site of different pilot pro-
grams in conjunction with Florida Power & Light
through the use of amber shields across the light fix-
tures in Bradenton Beach. The amber shields didn't
work very well, but maybe the lights in the road will,
Fox said.
"At least they're thinking about different things to
save the turtles from becoming disoriented," she said.
Disorientation due to lights won't be much of an
issue on the Island this year. Fox has been allowed to
relocate most of the nests on the Island this summer to
clear the way for the pending beach renourishment
project.
Perhaps come fall, with the results of one year's
monitoring on the East Coast, we can persuade DOT
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You shopped and shopped to find the perfect ve-
hicle to drive. Why not shop for the perfect license
plate, too?
Florida is one of the leaders in offering specialty
license plates to motorists. We've got 51 plates to
choose from, and each plate provides revenue for what-
ever it depicts.
University of Florida alumni? Get a Gator plate.
Like sea turtles? Get a turtle plate. Big Bucs fan? Say
"Go, Bucs!" with a Tampa Bay Buccaneers license tag.
There are plates for supporters of the arts, children,
sports teams, colleges, manatees, dolphins, bass, mili-
tary groups, Scouts, and even bicycle advocates.
Some plates have proven to be more popular than
others. The Challenger plate, one of the original 10 of-
fered in 1987, has had 675,301 issued. Number 2 in the
popularity contest is the manatee plate, with 470,263
of them out there on the road.
Least popular? The poor plate supporting Florida
Gulf Coast University in Ft. Myers has only been is-
sued to 318 people. Granted, the university and the
plate have only been around since 1997, but only 318?

Sandscript factoid
... although this is more of a "Sandscript gadget."
I did a little poll and found almost everybody I know
owns a Swiss Army Knife. You've probably seen the
huge ones with everything included in them but a chain
saw or a leaf blower.
Now, there is one out that has a digital thermometer
and altimeter built into it. "Simply press the famous cross-
and-shield logo for four seconds and the altitude/tempera-
ture appears in the knife shell's small LCD display," it
says in the Hammacher Schlemmer catalog. It also has
two knife blades, a corkscrew, scissors, tweezers and a can
opener all for a mere $99.95.
Yikes!


Horseshoe winners
Winners in the March 24 horseshoe games
were Hazen Calhoun and Tom Markley, both of
Holmes Beach. Runners-up were Chris
MacNamara of Bradenton and Herb Puryear of
Anna Maria.
Winners in the March 21 games were
Calhoun and Dean Rowe of Anna Maria. Run-
ners-up were George Landraitis of Holmes Beach
and Bill Starrett of Anna Maria.
Winners in the March 17 games \\ere Adin
Shank of Anna Maria and Starrett. Runners-up
were and Bob Benson of Holmes Beach and Dan
Cooper of Phoenix. Ariz.
Winners in the March 14 games were Louis
Kipp of Pennsylvania and Ron Pepka of
Bradenton. Runners-up were Benson and Starrett.
The weekly contests get under way at 9 a.m.
every Wednesday and Saturday at Anna Maria
City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no
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Early week fishing gusty, late in week fishing choicy


By Capt. David Futch
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission has scheduled a series of public workshops to
review recommended changes to the stone crab trap
limitation rule, including implementation of the trap
limitation provision.
The meetings will be held in Marathon, Fort Myers
and Crystal River on April 10, 1 and 26 respectively.
For more information, contact Wayne Southwell at
850-922-4340.
All Island surfers: Be on the lookout for Capt. Joe
Webb's 10-foot longboard with a black fin. There ain't
many around like it and and most of the locals are look-
ing for it.
Some low-life took it out of the back of his truck.
It's white with a black RS decal on the top and
bottom and Webb is offering a $100 reward for its re-
turn, no questions asked.
Call Capt. Joe at 778-3885 if you know where it is
and want an extra C-note in your pocket.
Capt. Tom Chaya of the Dolphin Dreams said
Friday and Saturday fishing saw some of the best
weather of the year. Trout, redfish, mackerel and snook
are a good bet.
Tom Marsik at Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez
said Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II reported
he was catching mixed bags of snook, redfish, trout, pom-
pano. mackerel along with red and black drum. Due to the
wind, most of the action was in the bay early last week.
Capt. Sam Kimball of Legend charters said the
weekend produce a lot of school kingfish in the 8- to
10-pound range. On the same trip, Kimball said he
caught permit from 15 to 25 pounds and there seem to
be plenty around.
The artificial reefs near shore are loaded with
sheepshead and there are barracuda around to 30
pounds. Gag grouper are in 40 to 50 feet of water.
Matt Welch at Island Discount Tackle said grouper
fishing has been above average seven to 10 miles out and
the kingfish are right there with them. Snook fishing has
turned on real good with anglers using white bait or
shrimp, he said. Trout fishing has been productive and
there are cobia off the beach, Welch said.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said folks con-
tinue to catch sheepshead and a snook here and there.
"There were a few pompano early in the week and
a rare mackerel, but mackerel haven't come in yet,"
Kilb said. "The wind has the water stirred up, but it
should clear soon and we'll see the macks back."
Capt. Curt Morrison and Capt. Ryan Hackney
on the Neva-Miss report good grouper fishing over the
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ters said snook are hitting whitebait, and redfish and
trout are biting well, while kingfish are plentiful on the
outside.
"Kingfish are close enough to shore so you can get
them without going too far out," Salgado said. "The
kings are about nine miles out. There's a lot of white-
bait around the Sunshine Skyway Bridge and there's
not much a snook likes any better than white bait. We
caught snook to 31 inches on them."
Capt. Roy Salgado on the Grand Slam has been
catching gags to 30 inches about 32 miles offshore. He
said at one spot the jacks were so thick you couldn't
bait through them down to the grouper. A Saturday
night trip led to black-tip sharks to five feet.
Capt. Thom Smith of Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said Terra Ceia and Joe Bay are good spots to get
out of the wind -just like the snook.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide out of
Holmes Beach said he caught lane snapper to 3 pounds
and mangrove snapper to 8 pounds about 30 miles out.
"Gag grouper were biting in 45 feet of water," he
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Capt. Mike Greig of Capt. Mike's Charters in
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"We caught some sheepshead, too, but didn't get
out much because of the wind and weather," Greig
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grouper on the reefs and had a good day.
"We caught a bunch of gags, all gags, fishing with Joe
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about 12 miles out and couldn't get a bait down for some
lesser jacks. I had to move and came into 40 feet of wa-
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Mixon understands why
Masters is finest tourney in golf
When the Masters Tournament begins April 5, one
Islander will be reminiscing about his many opportu-
nities to be there.
Mark Mixon of Holmes Beach and Mixon Insur-
ance remembers when fans would sneak through aza-
leas at Augusta National Golf Club to see the greatest
golfers in the world play the finest venue on the planet.
Tickets to the annual Masters Tournament are the
toughest tickets to get to any sporting event. Crawling
through thick brush seemed an easy price to pay.
Growing up in Augusta made it easier for locals
like Mixon to visit the hallowed grounds carved out of
a pine forest by founder Robert Tyre Jones Jr.
Tickets were made available back then to the
townsfolks and the local newspapers and Mixon
didn't miss his chance.
Try getting in these days even if you do live in the
Georgia town about 150 miles due east of Atlanta on
the South Carolina border. You can forget about it.
People line the road that buffers the hallowed
course for miles hoping to buy their way in.
"People are six deep on the side of Washington
Road and they're holding signs saying they'll pay any-
thing for a ticket," Mixon said. "They did away with
scalping laws in Georgia but they have so many under-
cover people on the side of Washington Road that if
they catch you selling your tickets, they take your name
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"I went to my first Masters when I was five," he
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slam tournaments, this is one they want to win."
There are about 150 cluh members and they hold
on to their tickets for life.
For everyone else, there is a lottery that affords you
the chance to see the Monday through Wednesday
practice rounds.
On Wednesday afternoon, players compete on a
picturesque, 1.060-yard par 3 layout adjacent to the
regular course. The competition, a tradition started in
1960, is lively and fun, attracting large, enthusiastic
crowds. Twelve Masters champions have won the par
3 contest.
Tickets used to be $20 and $30. Now they're $50.
They're worth gold.
If you went to the practice round in the morning,
you could sell your ticket at face value to someone in
the afternoon. People just want to see the course and
say they walked on it, Mixon said.
There is another way to see the 61 magnolia trees
that line the club's entry drive and walk the same
course favored by Ike.
You can get on a list of volunteers who are willing
to work the during the tournament. If you work every
day of the tournament, there is an added bonus. The
club sets aside a day that allows the sturdiest of the
sturdy volunteers play a round of golf at the club.
Each hole has a name. Starting with No. 1, they are
Tea Olive, Pink Dogwood, Flowering Peach, Flower-
ing Crabapple. Magnolia, Juniper, Pampas, Yellow
Jasmine, Carolina Cherry, Camellia, White Dogwood,
Golden Bell, Azalea, Chinese Fir, Fire Thorn; Red Bud,
Nandina and Holly.
Augusta is known for its display of azaleas. On No.
13 alone, approximately 1,600 azaleas border the hole.
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Pallone, Little take tennis titles
Gary Pallone and Dolce Little won the men's and
women's winter Anna Maria Island Senior Tennis
Group championship at the Community Center courts.
Players were matched together in doubles competi-
tion by tournament director Jimmie McSwain.
On the men's side, Roger Curtis came in second
and third was Ali Baser.
Behind Little on the women's side, Vera MacKay
and Phyllis Kaiser tied for second while JoAnne
Driscoll and Juanita Pallone came in third.
Alan James and Ruth Rowland were honored for
their appearance at the Suncoast Senior Games in
Bradenton and for the gold medal they won.

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THE ISLANDER 0 MARCH 28, 2001 0 PAGE 27

,'-v. 5 .'. Mixon masters entry
'. *. Mark Mixon tends the flag in
,a front of the clubhouse at
"--i"''Augusta National Golf Club.
Mixon has been to the
...... Masters Tournament more
*than 20 times. It's the
hardest ticket to get in sport,
maybe any event.










said 29 golfers competed in the club's Friday coed 9-
hole tournament. Play was team low net that includes
handicaps.
In first at 128 were Ann McBride, Jan Miller, Don
Ledford and Tom Saxton.
There was a tie for second at 137. Bonnie Cz-nahan,
George Luckman, Patsy Hutchinson and Tom Wigton
played to all square against Norman Manning, Lorraine
Manning, Jack Williamson and Sam Strohm.
In the group's chip-in contest, Tom Saxton, Bob
Miller and Al Bristor chipped in from off the green to
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Check it out
Tennis tournament
director Jimmie
McSwain lets
players at last
weekend's Anna
Maria Island
Senior Group
tournament know
the score. Islander
Photo: David
Futch


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Web site: www.smithrealtors.com


HOLMES BEACH WEST OF GULF DRIVE
spacious new 3BR/2.5BA townhome ready for
immediate possession. Steps to the Gulf of Mexico,
shopping and marinas. Open floor plan, carpet and
ceramic tile floors, all appliances including washer
& dryer, two screened lanais, separate dining and
utility rooms, double garage plus storage, mainte-
nance-free exterior. Priced at $330,000. Carol
Williams 744-0700 eves.
BRADENTON
LOCATION, LOCATION! This well-built 2BR/2BA
Richmond home has an open design, huge Florida
room and a two-car garage situated conveniently on
a large corner lot with room for pool. Barrel-tile roof.
Good schools. Only $115,000. Call Marion Ragni
761-1415 eves for showing.


REALTORS


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 MLS EB 9 i


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



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778-0455 t 5 -.
9906 Gulf Drive S
Visit our website at www.greenreal.com


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Mike Norman Realty


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ANNA MARIA


SfiiiCoast
REAL ESTATE, LLC


BAYFRONT
One of the best buys on the Islanb.
3DR/2BA, workshop, big garage, sor-
Seous views, bock, gazebo. $397,500.


BAYFRONT BEAVTY
Extra big bayfront 3DR/2BA home with
pool. 1si feet of seawall, protected moor-
inS with 1000 lb. tavits, beep water anb
no bribSes to the Gulf. Vpbateb. besinser
complimenteb, with Italian ccramic
throMShout. Plenty of room to grow.


BEACH DVPLEX
Thirb house in from prime sugar-sanb
beach of north Anna MariA. Fabulous
beach vacation investment featuring
3BR/2BA each sibe. Each has a sunbeck.
it biy 30 ft, plus a rear beck that's 1i by 19
ft. Great views of the gulf anm covered
parldng for eight cars, coulb be converted
to a large sin5le-family hYome.


ALL ABOARD
Feel like yoou are always on boart a ship as
you look through unobstructed glass walls
at the panoramic expanse of Tampa Bay.
A truly unique house a very unique
experience. $1.oo,000.


SIX APARTMENTS
400 feet to the beach. $750,000.


Mike

Norman

Realty INC


800-367-1617
94-778-6696


3101 GULF DRIVE HOLMES BEACH
WWW. MIKENORMANREALTV.COM


WATERFRONT
HOMES:


Frank Davis
Broker


Bob Fittro
Realtor


Richard Freeman
Realtor


Bill Jones
Broker/Salesperson


Tom Nelson
Realtor


Broker/Salesperson


Marilyn Trevethan
Realtor


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............. $219,900

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

VACANT LOTS:

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

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

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

404 Magnolia Avenue .... $135,000

DUPLEXES/TRIPLEXES
MULTI FAMILY PROPERTIES:


6101 Holmes Bld ............ $225,000

MAINLAND:

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

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

PERICO ISLAND
and BAY CLUB:

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

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

11319 Perico Isles Circle .. $248,000

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



WE ALSO~v


Gloria Schorpp Helen White


Mary Ann Schmidt


ANNA MARIA CITY
4BR/2.5BA canalfront home. Close to beautiful
beach. Two fireplaces, boathouse, many upgrades,
dumbwaiter, residential area. $574,900.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB
2BR/2BA Gulffront turnkey-furnished condo.
Gorgeous Gulf view, beautiful beach, heated pool,
excellent rental income. $475,000.
BERMUDA BAY CLUB
3BR/2.5BA turnkey furnished. Bright attractive
condo with view of Gulf from two balconies. Two-
car attached garage. Heated pool and spa. $328,000.
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.
SEASIDE GARDENS PRIVATE DOCK
IBR/IB r own pri-
vate docki S. A pEND G ion, con-
venient ro ~iylng. covered parking. $142,500.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEXES
3BR/2BA and 2BR/1 BA 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.
BEACH HOUSE
4BR/4BA turnkey furnished beach house west of
Gulf Drive in historic Anna Maria City. Large lot,
great rental. $495,000.
KEY ROYALE
3BR/2BA furnished home on sailboat water with
direct access to Tampa Bay. Split plan, two-car
garage, caged pool, nicely landscaped. $ 395,000.


Julie Gilstrap-Royal


Patti Marieren


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

779-0202 (800) 732-6434

ANNA MARIA

MLS U Si1'CaAst
REAL ESTATE, LLC
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 www.suncoastinc.com






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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.
SGlass 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-
"1 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.
PATIO FURNITURE: four chairs, settee, ottoman,
three small tables, floor lamp, wicker table (will sepa-
rate). 794-3425.
WROUGHT IRON 42-inch, glass-top table (white),
four matching padded chairs. 794-3425.
COMPLETE DUPLEX furnishings. Bed to dishes for
one bedroom plus. (941) 625-2889.
SOFA SALE, hunter green with matching loveseat, $375,
good condition. Tan loveseat, $50. By appointment 10am-
2pm, Monday-Friday. Anna Maria, 778-7314.
LADIES: I am buying costume and vintage jewelry.
778-4451.


BINGO! A.inie 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.
GARAGE SALE SATURDAY, March 31, 8am-lpm.
Generator, antiques, boat line, anchors, bikes, house-
hold, toys, books, clothes, 4hp engine, furniture. 334
Tarpon St., Anna Maria. (left, dead-end of street.)


GARAGE SALE SATURDAY, March 31, 7am-2pm.
Furniture, antiques, tools, engine hoist, etc. 302
North Shore, Anna Maria.
ESTATE SALE, small appliances, fumiture, household,
decorative items and much more. Saturday, March 31,
8:30am-4pm. 628 Foxworth Lane, Holmes Beach.
HUGE SALE March 29-31, Thursday-Saturday, 9am-5pm.
Four-bumer gas range, two TVs, two microwaves, one
VCR, many other items. 509 Spring St., Anna Maria.
GARAGE SALE, Saturday, March 31, 9am. 503 83rd
St., Holmes Beach.

YARD SALE. Saturday, March 31, 8am-1pm. Hand-
carved chests, hundreds of art prints, odds and ends.
240 Chilson, 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.


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.
1996 FORD AEROSTAR minivan. 66,000 miles,
$8,900. Call 778-0917.


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.
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.


BOATERS! Canvas repair, resews, replacements.
Free pick-up, free delivery, free estimates. Call Gulf
Coast Canvas. 794-8997. Ask about Gortex thread.
1996 SEARAY LAGUNA. Walk-around cutty. 21-feet,
200hp Mercury, live well. Great condition, $17,900.
778-5378.


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.
WEEKEND DOCK MASTER Buccaneer Inn Marina.
Ask for Bonnie, 383-5565.
TAXI DRIVER Here we grow again! Two day shifts,
one swing shift. Island Transportation 737-0336.
SALES CLERK evenings and weekends. Apply Shell
Land Gifts, 301 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach.
NURSES needed for lady with spinal injury. Four
hours, AM care and weekend sleepovers, 10 pm-10
am. 383-6953.
OPPORTUNITIES: HONEST, DEPENDABLE, ener-
getic people. Waitress, breakfast daily; cleaning, bed
and breakfast and motel; laundry. Call 778-6335.
HOUSE BEAUTIFUL HIRING experienced part-time
cleaner to include Saturday work. Great starting wage.
Work on Island. Call 779-9842 for appointment.
REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON for small, busy,
pleasant office. Call Dolly for confidential interview.
778-5427, after hours.
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT part-time to orga-
nize office and assist author of the "Living Thin" pro-
gram. Must know office software and provide good
references. Flexibility is very important. Publicity ex-
perience helpful. Work 20 hours per week, $10 per
hour. Call 387-0024.


NEED MAINTENANCE
778-7153.


man part-time. Small resort.


9' up:


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


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


ISLAND LOT: Lowest price lot on Island. Tree shaded corner lot, one block to beach
and shopping. $99,900. Ed Oliveira 778-4800 or 778-1199.
BUSINESS: Ice cream and sandwich shop (business only) located in heavy traffic
shopping center. Owner will finance. Lynn Hostetler 778-4800. $35,000.


MAKE THE RIGHT

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* 4BR/2.5BA Lakeside two-story home.Furnished.
11375 Perico Isles Circle .................. $279,900

* 3BR/2BA Lakeside home with glassed lanai.
11445 Perico Isles Circle. Just listed! ... $255,000

* 3BR/2.5BAjzI"---'' ING
11319 Peri ONTRACT 248,000
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MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, patio gardens,
trimming, clean-up, edgings, more. Hard-working and
responsible. Excellent references. Edward 778-3222.
LET US DRIVE YOU!' Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cat. Serving the Islands. 778-5476... .
LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Available
evening, weekend. For any computer needs-hardware,
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.

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.

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.

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


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.

COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your com-
puter misbehaving? Will train your computer to listen
to you! Special $10/hour. Free advice,545-7508.
CAREGIVER NEEDS A HOME and someone to care
for. Many years experience and references. Call
Lois "Daisy" Bond, 778-6000.


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.
DEPENDABLE LAWN CARE Year'round or one
time. Mowing, clean-ups, sprinkler repair. Call Jason,
744-5167 or 284-3333.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town and
the best results from classified ads and service advertising!



RENTALS
Annual / Seasonal / Monthly / Weekly

VACATION RENTAL


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

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



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 esti-
mates. 34-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at
778-1730.
CHRISTIES PLUMBING Island and off-Island service
since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free es-
timates, 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.



Anna Maria Island




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Vacation Rentals & Property Management

Your source for a wi4e variety of
exceptional vacation rentals!

413 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria
779-0733

www.annamn riaparadise.com


I .~ '- ';" ~C' -. - U U:IWIN NAM i
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


lICenitral arL
REALTY


4134 Gulf of Mexico Drive
#208 Longboat Key
Fax: (94.1) 373-0315


OPENING DOORS TO MANATEE COUNTY


RARELY AVAILABLE BAYFRONT RESI-
DENCE. Dazzling view of the Skyway bridge.
High elevation, large rooms, storm shutters.
Heated pool, boat dock, davits, seawall
installed in 1996. $899,000. Hal Gillihan, 778-
2194. 73912
WATERFRONT
SAVOR THE SUNSETS. Penthouse overlook-
ing Sarasota Bay, large deck for viewing nature
at it's best. Hurricane shutters, custom-made
doors, upgraded appliances. $305,000. Carol
Greenwald, 720-2243. 72760
THE VIEWS LOOKING towards Sarasota are
breathtaking. Elegant homes in guarded com-
munity on Sarasota Bay. Enjoy the security,
solitude and beauty of Tidy Island. Excellent
value. Priced from $189,000. Bob and Penny
Hall, 749-5981. 40998


RARELY AVAILABLE DIRECT GULFFRONT.
3BR top floor condominium. Only 12 units in this
uniquely designed building. Gulf view from every
room. Large screened balconies. Wide beach,
tennis court and heated pool. $699,000. Hal
Gillihan, 778-2194. 73907
MAINLAND
MEDITERRANEAN-DESIGNED HOME.
2BR, large living room, eat-in kitchen.
Large lot, oak trees, oversized two-car ga-
rage. Dead-end street. $125,000. Don
Lewis, 252-9917. 73922
SPRING LAKES upstairs unit in superb
condition. Peaceful, lush garden view. Your
own carport. Glass enclosed lanai, tiled
kitchen and baths. $79,900. Ruth Lawler,
856-0396. 73831


4400 .ManteeAv[ue We tBt[n, .,,,.rida,3420
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Newly renovated 3BR/2BA, washer/dryer. Beauti-
ful waterfront views. Call Gayle Schulz 778-0770.


REALTORS


5910 Marina Dr Holmes. Beach, FL 34217
Call 941-778-0770 Toll Free 800 741-3772
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK


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L RJSandy'\ Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
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S INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
778-1345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
Established in 1983

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Residential Commercial
Check our references:
"Quality voark at a reasonable price.
Licensed/Insured Serving Anna Maria Island Since 1986 761-8900


Only a few spots left!

^lmariaStorageC

413 Pine Avenue 778-5354

WHILE YOU'RE AWAY... ALL IS OKAY
GM HOME INSPECTION WATCH SERVICES
S(941)794-5894
Longboat Key Bradenton Holmes Beach Anna Maria

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


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


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


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





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


ISLANERI*CLASSIFIgEDS
HOE MPOEMNTCotnud* RNALS oninud


se Improvements 778.4173
Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
Replacement Doors and Windows
Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
Lic#CBC056755


Paradise


THIRTY YEARS craftsman experience. Interior, ex-
terior, doors, stairs, windows and trim. Have sawmill,
will travel. 745-1043 Dan Michael, master carpenter.
TILE TILE TILE. All variations of ceramic tile sup-
plied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt,
reliable, many Island references. Call Neil, 726-3077.
GRIFFITHS' ISLAND PAINT/ paper services: Interior/
exterior painting, pressure washing and wallpaper.
For prompt, reliable service at reasonable rates, call
Kevin at 778-2996. Husband/wife team.
'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,
furnished, garage, laundry, dock, many extras. Avail-
able 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
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.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND 1 BR/1 BA 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.
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.

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


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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 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.

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

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.
SEASONAL DIRECT GULFFRONT, 2BR/2BA condo
2001 and 2002. T. Dolly Young Real Estate, ask for
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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.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND apartment home, recently re-
furbished, tile floors $600/month. Call Barbara Mayo,
Wagner.Realty 778-2246.
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 Pointc 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.
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.
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.
BRADENTON BEACH large annual 2BR/2BA, car-
port, storage shed, W/D hook-up, glimpse of Gulf.
$795 per month. 941-625-2889.
1 BR WATERFRONT apartment for rent, includes wa-
ter and cable. Available April 1. Rent $750 plus se-
curity deposit of $350. Call 779-2148 after 5 pm.
PRIME RETAIL SPACE for rent. Available in the new
Dolphin Plaza. 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. 778-
4451 or 779-0729.
WANTED 2BR/2BA by two responsible seniors. Feb.
1-March 31, 2002. First-floor house preferred. 778-
3408. After April 1, call (517) 349-8473.


BAYFRONT Anna Maria Island. Desirable Key
Royale golfing community. 3BR/3BA/2-CAR, caged
pool, sailboat water with dock and lifts. Golf views
from every room, walk to golf course. Annual, unfur-
nished, $3,500 per month, call 387-2213.
EFFICIENCY: TV A/C, 13 minutes to beach, west
side, $175 per week, plus deposit. 753-5709.
ANNUALS-PERICO BAY 2BR/2BA furnished
$1,200/month; Flamingo Cay condo 2BR/2BA, unfur-
nished $1,200/month; Duplex 2BR/2BA, garage,
unfurnished $1,200; 2BR/2BA unfurnished $1,000. T.
Dolly Young Real Estate, ask for Bruce 778-0807.
FOR RENT: ARTIST and/or antique dealer. Studio/
showroom on Cortez Road close to beach. Call for
details 792-2155.
EASTER SPECIAL 1BR/2BA fully furnished steps
from beach, Anna Maria Island. Pets are welcome
$380/week, $1098/month. Call Gulf Drive Apart-
ments, 778-1098.
FOR RENT, 2BR/2BA waterfront villa. Fantastic
view. One-car covered parking. $800/month. Call
Steve 545-7967 or slloydevans@cs.com.
1 BR/1 BA COTTAGE, Cortez. Furnished, laundry, an-
nual. $565/one person, $635/two people, plus elec-
tric. No pets. 12414 45th Ave W, 795-8077.
SUMMER RENTAL, 2BR/2BA house. Screened
porch. Completely furnished, central A/C, cable, no
pets. 112 81st St., Holmes Beach. Two-week mini-
mum. (813) 689-0925.
BRADENTON BEACH: large annual 2BR/2BA, car-
port, storage shed, washer/dryer hook-up, glimpse of
Gulf. $775/month. (941) 625-2889.
BRADENTON BEACH, rent seasonal. 2BR/2BA,
central air/heat, washer/dryer, garage and cable.
778-5208.
TWO ANNUAL LEASES available. Westbay Cove
and Westbay Point and Moorings. 2BR/2BA, unfur-
nished, pool, tennis and close to all services. Old
Florida Realty Co., 778-3377.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 1BR Anna Maria City,
Gulf view. $600/month plus utilities, first, last, secu-
rity. No pets, no smokers. 778-5439.
PERICO BAY CLUB 2BR/2BA beautifully furnished
townhouse condo, heated pool and Jacuzzi, over-
looking water. Available now for off-season thru ?
720-2242.
OFF SEASON RENTALS opening up now! 1BR,
2BR, 3BR, completely furnished, ready to move into.
For more information, phone 720-2242.

HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL. Walk to beach, bay
view. 2BR/3BA, garage, almost new. 779-9074.

PANORAMIC BAYVIEW, cozy 1 and 2/BR, fully fur-
nished, ground floor, small, quiet complex. No smok-
ing, no pets. Steps to beach. Available April-Dec. 15
and next season. Prefer three to four months. Will
consider annual. 778-7107.


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SEASONAL RENTAL. 3BR/2BA, fully furnished,
short walk to beach. $2,400/monthly. Call (813)
661-5252.


BEAUTIFUL CANALFRONT LOT. No bridges, 516
Kumquat. 11,350 sq.ft., $350,000, (just $31 per
sq.ft.!), by owner, email: OliverZorn@web.de, or fax:
01149-91335230.
260 FEET on Palma Sola Bay, zoned RDD4.5., Re-
duced $199,000. Call Sam Watkins, Coldwell
Banker, 321-8323.
CANALFRONT HOME for sale by owner. 2BR/
1.5BA, 1,750 sq. feet, one stall garage, pool, 125 feet
of canal frontage. Lot. 80 x 100. $300,000. 8305
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Call 779-2093 to see.

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.

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

ISLANDS WEST CONDO $595,000. Furnished 2BR/
2BA unit in a meticulously maintained Gulffront
complex. 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 appoint-
ment to view this Longboat Key jewel. Marina Pointe
Realty, 779-0732.




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HOLMES BEACH, 4BR/4BA, lovely home. Very
close to beach. Garage, great landscaping. Price
$415,000. Call Milly, 778-0795.

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.
BRADENTON BEACH five units, four 1BR/1BA and
one 2BR/1BA cottage with wood floors. Renovated,
very cute, great area. 203 Second St. N. $399,000.
(813) 223-9193.
CANALFRONT POOL HOME 3BR/2.5BA, three
walk-in closets, three-car garage, family room, fire-
place, caged solar-heated pool. In lovely Coral
Shores East on fresh water canal $255,000. Call
Yvonne Higgins at Wagner Realty, 720-3879.
PALMA SOLA BAY townhouse, 2BR/2BA, heated
pool, and boat docks, $85,900. Westside villa 2,100
sq. feet, 3BR/2BA with two-car garage, minutes to
beach and golf course, $139,900. Call Fred Flis, Real
Estate Mart, 756-1090.
CANALFRONT HOME for sale by owner. One block
to Gulf. Double lot. 3BR/2.5BA, office, completely re-
modeled. Corian countertops, hardwood cabinets,
tile, fireplace. 714 Jacaranda, $559,000. Call 778-
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TEN-MILE VIEW plus 4BR/3BA, architect designed,
great Smoky Mountain home. Golf, tennis, pools,
near Gatlinburg, Tenn., $279,000. 778-3994 until
May 1, after May1, call (865) 436-6531.
SAILBOAT WATERFRONT homes, Longboat Key
3BR/2BA caged pool. Totally updated, $425,000.
Longboat Key 3BR/2.5BA, elevated. All new caged
pool, $775,000. Anna Maria Island, 2BR/2BA needs
updating. Large lot $340,000. Anna Maria Island,
3BR/2BA direct bayfront condo. Deeded boat slip,
$289,000. Towne & Shore Realty, 383-3840.
ESTATE-SIZED LOT $199,900, 2.3 acres in town.
$50,000 below appraised price. Trades considered.
Town & Shore Realty, 383-3840.
DEEP WATER CANALFRONT home. By.owner
4BR/2BA, two-car garage, pool, 10,000 lb. lift, new A/
C unit, completely tiled. Opposite mangroves, tropini
cal and private. Five minutes to Gulf beaches and15
minutes to four golf courses. $299,900 by appoint-
ment. 761-0510 or open house Sunday, April1, 4008
Bamboo Terrace, San Remo Shores. 101tsit.,
Cortez Road. '
PERICO BAY CLUB'S BEST. Immaculate 2 B/2BA
end villa. Sky lights, one-car garage, glass talai, lile
floors, newer appliances, many extras. Call ,Marilyn
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1 Per_
7 Eightball maneuver
12 New driver, often
16 Noted Warhol subject
19 Cropped up
20 Fatty liquid
21 Everything considered
23 Drink that you whack with
a stick?
25 Like football players
26 Affranchise
27 As yet
28 Sold(i)er material
29 Old-fashioned letter
opener
30 Inclusive abbr.
32 Fatal fabnc?
36 Rubble-maker
37 Seven-time All-Star
pitcher Dave
3K Labor Party member,
maybe
40 Skater Protopopov
42 They're paid for services
45 Quaint weapon
46 College
48 Cornhusker, e.g.
50 Where 48-Acrosses
work
52 Informal affirmative
54 "What's the ?"
57 Snowmobile part
58 Canon camera
61 Elevate
62 Garden grp.. perhaps
63 Faulty
65 Medium condition?


68 Air currents ridden by
gliders
70 Greens keeper?
71 "The Great White Hope"
woman
73 Holding
74 Launchers launch them
77 Sometime
79 "Cosi fan
80 Spice Girl _B or C
81 Chaucer chapters
83 chi
84 Silk tie
86 Opium maker
87 Abbr. often repeated
after itself
88 Antenna site
90 Howler
93 Ontario port opposite
Port Huron. Mich.
95 Slayer of Adonis, in myth
98 Guide
102 Stuffing ingredient
103 Made the roads slick
105 Caterpillar or butterfly
106 Annual awards presenter
107 Superman's rubbery
enemy?
111 One taking a bow?
112 Garment with folds
113 Skippered
114 Pre-Socratic philosopher
116 Fire
117 Tropical fruit
120 Devilish Banderas?
123 Trusted friend
124 Flip
125 Many a train engineer
126 Opposite of paleo-
127 Coffee shop sights
198 1994 Peace Nobelist


129 Place side by side

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2 Little melody
3 Dabbling duck
4 Part of a Stein line
5 French thinker?
6 Cost and a leg
7 Bad time for lunatics?
8 Dispenses
9 Where sailors go
10 Latter-day Caesar
11 Granddaughter of
Queen Victoria
12 Pearl fishing locale
13 1985 film co-starring
John Malkovich
14 Shelf bracket, e.g.
15 Match game
16 Chess empire?
17 Whistle, for one
18 Ford contemporary
22 Bird
24 Mr. Big or Ms. Big
28 "The Jazz Singer," e.g.
31 Table part
33 "Love Story" composer
34 One making a feudal
effort?
35 Something in the soup
38 Copper: good; zinc:
fair?
41 Moas, just before
extinction?
43 Put out
44 Not absorb
46 Insipid
47 Extended vacationers
may take them
49 Honest
51 Film fill-in
53 Bedroom hue
54 1964 Roger Miller hit


55 Turkish inns
56 High-singing Cuban?
59 Serviceable?
60 Limited
64 Burns or Allen: Abbr.
66 Enjoy, as an old
movie, maybe
67 "Orinoco Flow" singer
69 U.S.C. defeated in the
1988 Rose Bowl
72 Of lyric poetry
75 Book after Ezekiel
76 Leonine movie star
78 Goofy guy
82 Like fish ready to be cooked


85 Muscle Beach sight
89 Natural History Mus.
display
91 Veterans
92 Boiardo patron
94 Gorge
96 Electricity source
97 Repeat oneself?
99 Italian city with
a dance named after it
100 Torments
101 Do museum work
103 Pool parties?
104 Constituent of natural


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Andre" director
108 True
109 Suffix with plug
110 _-computer
(modern business)
112 Link, in away
115 Check
118 Robert Morse
play
119 Atmospheric
prefix
120 Have a late bite
121 Make like
122 Alley__


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