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Creation Date: April 4, 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: April 4, 2001

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

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Skimming the news ... Perico Island hearing finally concludes ... see page 4


h H Anna Maria



The


Islander


CPR class taught at school.


"The Best News on Anna Maria Island"



Island middle


school will


open this fall

By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
The Manatee County School Board voted unani-
mously in favor of a charter middle school on Anna
Maria Island.
The Island Middle School will be located behind
the new Eckerd at Loggerhead Junction, 401 Manatee
Ave.. Holmes Beach, and is set to open for the 2001-
02 school year.
The school district will evaluate the facilities to
ensure that they meet local and state zoning codes.
Noranne Hutcheson, a founding board member,
said tha: \West NTMnatee Fire Chief Andy Price in-
spected the building and determined it meets current
code requirements.
The school will open with grades six and seven in
the fall. Eighth grade will be added in the school's sec-
ond year. The facilities currently have the capacity to
hold 150 students, but Hutcheson said there are two
parcels of land that could be acquired in the future if the
school needs to expand.
Enrollment is open to students throughout Mana-
tee County and Marlene West, also a founding board
member, says transportation won't be a hindrance to
students who want to come to the Island Middle
School.
"We've gotten calls for students as far away as
Palmetto and we plan to do whatever we need to do to
provide transportation," West said.
Middle school planning committee members


have been working with the

The school will
open with grades
six and seven in the
fall. Eighth grade
will be added in the
school's second
year. The facilities
currently have the
capacity to hold
150 students.


county transportation
department to pro-
vide school bus
transportation to stu-
dents who live west
of 75th Street in
Bradenton and more
than two miles from
the new school.
The school's plan-
ning committee has
filed an application
for a start-up grant in
the amount of
$70,000 from the
Florida Department
of Education.


Lynette Edwards. assistant superintendent of
Manatee County schools, commended the planning
committee on the amount of work it accomplished
since the board granted provisional approval in Janu-
ary.
The next step will be to enter into a contract with
the school board by May 7.
"Charter schools need our nurturing and support,"
said school board member Harry Kinnan, who serves
on the charte' school review panel. "They offer a won-
derful opportunity and when they open in the fall it will
be a benefit to everyone. I have great confidence in
what's being done."
West commended the board's staff, saying "We
wouldn't have gotten this far if it hadn't been for the
wonderful support from the school board staff."


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Volume 9, no. 21,


April 4, 2001 FREE


Better than snow
First they checked the Gulf of Mexico temperature, then changed clothes for an afternoon in the water and on
the beach. These Florida appreciators are Danika, 5, and Casey, 3, spending a week from their Edina, Minn.,
home with their Holmes Beach grandparents, Duane and Ilona Kerin.



Bay Drive South vacation again


requested in Bradenton Beach


By Paul Roat
A 77-year-old argument is starting back up in
Bradenton Beach.
Bay Drive, south of Bridge Street, is a short, four-
block street along Anna Maria Sound. Although the
street itself is short, it appears on plat maps stretching
south on the bayfront to Coquina Beach at 14th Street
South.
Ken Lohn, representing a group of residents in the
south city area, is requesting that the city vacate the
bayfront street to adjacent upland landowners. His pro-
posal will be made to the city commission at 6 p.m.
Thursday, April 5.
In a letter to the commission, Lohn said "the lack
of city care maintenance and policing of the land it
owns is the major factor in contributing to any trashi-
ness or shabbiness that continues to afflict our neigh-
borhood."
Lohn said the bayfront property is filled with trash.
Seawalls are in disrepair or nonexistent. Much of the
city land has eroded through time. Property owners are
hesitant to make repairs on property owned by the city,
and estimates to install a new seawall along the entire
stretch of "paper street" approach $1 million about
half the city's annual budget.
Lohn calls the platted-but-not-developed right of
way a "virtual street." It first appeared on maps in
1924. Quit-claim deeds gave the land to the city in
1953 as part of the incorporation of Bradenton Beach.
Lohn said the 1924 map was conceptual, "not
showing how things really were but how the develop-


ers hoped they would be." He added that the "pretend
street" is "still there although it has no known dimen-
sions."
He is asking the city to "vacate Bay Drive from
Fifth Street South to 13th Street South. The 'virtual'
PLEASE SEE VACATION, NEXT PAGE



Happenings

Avoid Palma Sola
Causeway Monday
There will be "major obstacles" to traffic
Monday, April 9, for anyone trying to travel
across Palma Sola Causeway via Manatee Av-
enue.
Four-laning of the Perico Bayou Bridge deck-
ing will cause limited use for one-lane traffic start-
ing at 7 a.m., said Tom Thursby with Tampa Bay
Engineering, consulting engineers for the Florida
Department of Transportation project.
"We advise people to find an alternate
route," Thursby said. "Traffic will be going
very, very slow all day."
Variable message signs on Manatee Av-
enue will reflect the traffic conditions through-
out the week.


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PAGE 2 0 APRIL 4, 2001 M THE ISLANDER


The railing at the Bradenton Beach City Pier is
serpentine rather than straight. Islander Photos:
Paul Roat


Posts don't meet the deck, and nails project out for Lightning rod grounds were cut.
unwary toes.

Pier repairs prompt


more repair needs
The pictures pretty much tell the story.
Supporting posts holding the rail in place at the
Bradenton Beach City Pier are several inches short of
reaching the deck. Rusty nails project from under many
of the too-short posts. Grounds for lightning rods were
cut. Electric service to the pier was also severed, and
the electrical boxes left dangling close to the water.
Water at the pier was cut to the fish cleaning stations.
And the pier railing looks more serpentine that straight.
Vandals? No the problems were apparently left
behind after the contractor completed the $180,000
repairs to the pier pilings, decking and railing.
City commissioners authorized public works staff
to correct the electric, lightning rod and nail problems


Electrical boxes dangle close to the water.


last week. A special city commission meeting is sched-
uled for 9 a.m. April 12 with Building Official Roger
Titus and representatives from Commercial Divers In-
ternational, the contractor that did the work on the pier.


How many folks live here anyway?


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
Last year's census figures are finally on the
table, and they show a small population growth on
Anna Maria Island.
Bradenton Beach is questioning what the Census
Bureau says about its population, but as it stands
now, the census shows there are 8,262 of us on Anna
Maria Island 101 more people than there were for
the 1990 census.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau's Web
site, the total number of residents in Anna Maria
City is 1,814 which is an increase of 120 from 1990.
Bradenton Beach is listed as having 1,482 resi-
dents. That's 175 less than in 1990.
Holmes Beach picked up 156 new residents for
a 2000 population of 4,966.
The Island's people are overwhelmingly white.
Less than three hundreths of a percent of us -
.0335269 percent to be exact are some race other
than white.
There are a total of 8,137 whites here.
The largest minority group on the Island is His-
panic: 152 of us list ourselves as Hispanic or Latino.
The next largest minority group is listed as "two


Vacation proposed for Bay Drive South
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
road will then be divided, half to the upland property
owners and the other half to the property owners on the
east side. That means the land in the east half of the
'virtual' drive will go to the City of Bradenton Beach"
- effectively giving the property owners the land ad-
jacent to the water.
The vacation of Bay Drive South, or its use, has
come up repeatedly in Bradenton Beach for decades. In
1979, city officials approved the first long-range plan-
ning document for the city, the comprehensive plan.
The plan included future use of the platted street within
its recommendations.
The chairman of the city's planning and zoning
commission at the time, the late Lou Barolo, wrote in
the comp plan:
"Progress should proceed on the feasibility of con-


or more races." Fifty of our number consider them-
selves to be in this category.
Twenty-four say they are "some other race." The
Census Bureau doesn't define exactly what that
phrase means, except that the people defining them-
selves this way didn't feel they fit into any of the
seven other possible categories.
Twenty-one list themselves as Asian; sixteen as
black, or African American.
Ten people are American Indian or Alaskan na-
tive, and four are native Hawaiian or other Pacific
islander.
In Anna Maria, there are 1,781 white residents.
There are six African Americans, two American In-
dians or Alaskan Natives, five Asians and 45 His-
panics. There are 12 Anna Maria residents who say
they are two or more races, and eight say they are
some other race.
The Bradenton Beach breakdown shows 1,460
whites, four African Americans, 25 Hispanics, two
Asians and two American Indian or Alaskan natives.
Nine people say they are two or more races, and five
are some other race.
Holmes Beach has 4,896 whites, six African
Americans, 14 Asians, 82 Hispanics, six American


structing a promenade along the soundfront, with par-
ticular attention given to transportation needs and the
environmental constraints involved with development
along the waterfront. A promenade would allow con-
venient pedestrian access from Coquina Beach to the
city pier, while preserving sensitive waterfront property
for public enjoyment. This right of way could also be
utilized as a one-way emergency vehicle evacuation
route in the event of a natural disaster."
Although the plan was approved, objections were
raised at the time regarding the promenade-evacuation
route by elected officials.
The matter most recently came before city com-
missioners in January 1996, when Lohn suggested the
paper street be vacated.
Commissioners at the time directed a former build-
ing official and the city attorney to look into the mat-
ter, but nothing has come back to the commission -
until Lohn's letter and Thursday's presentation.


Indians or Alaskan natives and four native Hawaiian
or Pacific islander. Twenty-nine Holmes Beach resi-
dents say they are two or more races, and 1 1 say they
are some other race.
Bradenton Beach City Clerk Pat Grizzle said the
1,482 population total listed in the 2000 census
doesn't seem right.
Manatee County Supervisor of Elections Bob Sweat's
office lists 1,157 registered voters in Bradenton Beach,
and Grizzle said Sweat told her about 78 percent of a per-
manent population will register to vote. So the count looks
incorrect for that reason.
Additionally, Grizzle said that the 1999 Univer-
sity of Florida count put the city's permanent popu-
lation at 1,698.
Grizzle pointed out there was a new category on
the forms this year where people had to note whether
their homes were permanent or vacation homes.
She said, "It's possible that some of the part-
time or six-month residents who registered to vote
here weren't counted as Bradenton Beach residents
on the census."
Grizzle said the numbers are important to the
city in that they affect revenue sharing from the
county, state and federal governments. She said
she's not sure yet just what impact the count will
have on the city, but she is checking into it.
Anna Maria City has 1,647 registered voters and
with the 1,814 total listed in the 2000 census figures;
it would mean that 90 percent voter registration if
the numbers are correct.
Anna Maria City Clerk Alice Baird said she
hasn't had a chance to look over the numbers yet.
Holmes Beach has 3,992 registered voters and
with the new census, there are 4,966 residents. That
amounts to nearly 80 percent of the residents being
registered to vote.
Holmes Beach City Clerk Brooke Bennett said
she has no problem with the figures. "We haven't
lost any. In fact we gained some, so we have no
problem," Bennett said.
"If we had lost some, we'd have a problem since
it affects our funding," she added.
So that's a snapshot of how many of us there are
on the Island and to what groups or races we feel we
belong.
Of course, first and foremost, we are all Island-








Island visitors make it


good season for local business


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Despite a slow start due to January's colder-than-
average temperatures, tourist season is currently in full
swing. According to Larry White at the Manatee
County Convention and Visitors Bureau, it's premature
to tell yet if we are ahead of or behind last year's sea-
son, although local establishments are saying they're
having a good season and staying very busy.
Janet Test, manager for the Rod & Reel Motel in
Anna Maria, said that although the season started slow
in January due to the cold snap, things have picked up
now that the weather is warmer:
Blue Water Beach Club manager Anna Johnson says
she's seeing many repeat visitors this year as well as a
lot of newcomers at the Holmes Beach resort.
"We are always filled up and we have more people
asking for rooms than we can provide for," said Johnson.

Duffy's owner
anxious to get home
Pat Geyer, Holmes Beach city commis-
sioner and owner of Duffy's Tavern, was ad-
mitted to Blake Medical Center last week when
antibiotics prescribed by her doctor failed to re-
duce her high fever and flu-like symptoms.
Geyer is being treated for fluid on her lungs.
"She is doing really well," daughter Pam
Riester said. "She is in good spirits and wants
to come home."
The fluid in her lungs is dissipating, but the
family doesn't know when she will be released
from the hospital.
Get well wishes can be dropped off or sent
to Geyer at Duffy's, 3901 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach FL 34217.


"We already have a waiting list for next winter."
"We're having a fabulous season. It's better than
last year," said Barbara Rodocker at the Silver Surf
Motel in Bradenton Beach. "We had 100 percent occu-
pancy during the month of March and we get constant
inquiries. I've sent people to other locations."
Rodocker says her guests are also staying longer.
"People used to come for two and a half to three and a
half days, now they're staying three to five days."
Good advertising is thought to be part of the rea-
son more people are spending their vacation time on the
Island. Rodocker said she has just hired a full-time
marketing director. "Wherever we take our advertising,
we promote the Island and Longboat Key before our
properties. People need to know where we are."
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
agrees. Advertising and word-of-mouth testimonies are
bringing more people here. Last month the chamber's
Web site received 220,371 hits, and they've had requests
for information coming from as far away as Russia.
"The number of people coming into our office asking
for information on where to go, where to stay, where to
eat or where to golf is increasing," said Mary Ann
Brockman, executive director of the chamber. "The dif-
ference is, more people are using the Island as their des-
tination point, instead of just happening upon it by acci-
dent."
Brockman says that in February 2000 there were
1,926 visitors to the chamber office. This year in Feb-
ruary saw an increase of 345 people.
The impact on the Island is strong, not only for the
hotel industry, but also for the restaurant industry.
Steve Ananicz, chief operations officer for the Chiles
Restaurant Group, confirmed that Mar Vista, the Beach
House and the Sandbar restaurants all experienced record-
breaking sales for a non-holiday last Saturday.
"When the weather is good, we are seeing more
people than we ever have," said Ananicz. "Sales were
a little behind in January when it was cooler than nor-


THE ISLANDER E APRIL 4, 2001 N PAGE 3

Meetings

Anna Maria City
April 5, 7 p.m., special city commission meeting.
Agenda: status of vice mayor.
April 12, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
April 5, 6 p.m., special city commission meeting to
discuss proposal to vacate platted-but-undeveloped
Bay Drive South between Fifth Street South and 14th
Street South.
April 5, 7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda:
public hearing on comprehensive plan amendments,
amendment to resolution confirming 1986 city com-
mission vacation and relocation of 17th Street North,
city volunteer appreciation event discussion, discussion
of ribbon-cutting event for scenic highway, discussion
of application of Waterfronts Florida Program grant,
consent agenda, commission comments and public
comment.
April 12, 9 a.m., special city commission meeting re:
city pier construction and final payment request issues.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
April 4, 7 p.m., parks and beautification committee
meeting.
April 6, 9 a.m., board of adjustment meeting.
April 10, 7 p.m., city commission meeting followed by
work session.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

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were far ahead of what they were last year."
Ananicz says 2000 was the best season ever and he
expects that 2001 will be even with last year, if not
better.
"We live as close to paradise as you can get," said
the chamber's Brockman. "Everyone falls in love with
the Island. I just wonder where we're putting them all."


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Perico Island hearing ends after 80 hours


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Now you be the judge.
An administrative hearing pitting Manatee County,
the three Island cities and Concerned Citizens of Mana-
tee County against the city of Bradenton, the Florida
Department of Community Affairs and developer
Arvida has ended following 80 hours of testimony over
nine days.
The crux of the argument focused on challenges to
changes in Bradenton's comprehensive land-use plan
that would allow Arvida, a St. Joe company, to build
898 luxury condominium units on north Perico Island.
On one side is resident Doris Schember and Con-
cerned Citizens, a group of mostly elderly ladies and
gentlemen. On the other, Florida's largest developer
and landholder at more than one million acres.
Concerred Citizens is joined in the suit by Mana-
tee County and the three Anna Maria Island cities.
They feared the worst, including snarled traffic during
hurricane evacuations, impacts on parks, water, sewer,
roads and schools and the transformation of a pristine
shoreline into four-, six-, eight- and 10-story buildings.
Arvida saw a gorgeous piece of property with a
$340-million potential on the southern rim of Tampa
Bay.
Bradenton saw a challenge to its land-use plan and
an extra $1 million a year in property taxes at stake.
Administrative Law Judge J. Lawrence Johnston is
expected to make a ruling in July.

Concerned Citizens,
Manatee County,
Island cities argument
Concerned Citizens, Manatee County and the three
Island cities paraded experts before Johnston. They spoke
of doom and gloom spawned by a large development at
the east end of the Anna Maria Island Bridge.
Experts told the judge the project would severely
hamper evacuation efforts during hurricanes and cause
irreparable damage to sensitive wetlands.
Representatives from the three Island cities said
another 2,000 people less than a mile from the Island
would further impact roads, beaches and services on an
already-crowded tourist retreat.
In his opening statement, Concerned Citizens attor-
ney Dan Lobeck said the proposed project "will put
people in danger in terms of a catastrophic storm." He
cited traffic jams and miles-long backups along State
Road 64.
County Commission Chairman Joe McClash said
north Perico is a place of special concern to the county "for
reasons of protecting the shoreline vista, hurricane shel-
ter deficiencies, water quality and wetlands protection.
Protecting the Manatee County shoreline is a top priority.
You try to preserve the character of who you are."
McClash also brought up the touchy subject of
water.
He said he was concerned the county would have to
supply water to the Arvida project because the county
signed an agreement with the city in 1983 requiring the
county to supply water to all of Perico Island.
Bradenton Public Works Director John Cumming
countered McClash's water worry. He said the cost of
laying new water lines to the Arvida project would be
borne by the developer.
And if the county decided it had a problem being
held to the 1983 agreement and having to supply
Arvida water, Cumming said the city had sufficient
capacity for the north Perico development.
"The impact on the county would be negligible or
nonexistent," Cumming said. "The city has a permit
with the Southwest Florida Water Management District
to draw 6.95 million gallons a day from its reservoir
and 8 million gallons a day at peak time. Right now we
use 5 to 5.5 million gallons a day."
What about the historic problem of low water pres-
sure on Perico and Anna Maria Island? Lobeck asked
Cumming.
"I've heard there are pressure problems on Perico
and Anna Maria Island," Cumming said. "If this is the
case, then we would require storage and a pumping
station on Perico [to serve Arvida]."
In earlier questioning, Lobeck pointed out to
Cumming that a 1981 study commissioned by the city
showed that south Perico Island "is a problem area"


Testy testimony
Former Florida Department of
Community Affairs Secretary
Tom Pelham's sometimes testy
testimony favored Bradenton's
amendments to its comprehen-
sive land-use plan. Those
amendments allowed the
Bradenton council to give the
green light to Arvida's proposed
898-unit luxury condominium on
north Perico Island.


Hearing analy
Manatee County
Joe McClash list
Senior Assistant
ney Jim Minix, w
to Administrative
Lawrence Johnst
Arvida's propose
development on n
Island.


with regard to flooding, the inference being the north
side floods as well.
"There are no major drainage facilities on Perico
Island," Cumming said. "There has been street flood-
ing. Some of the El Nifo storms in 1997 and 1998 ap-
proached 100-year storms. There were three or four."
That statement refuted statements by key city xit-
ness Harold Frediani, a consulting engineer, who said
Manatee County hasn't had one of the severe storms
termed 100-year storms in the past 30 years.
One of the surprises of the hearing resulted from a
public information request made by Lobeck.
He discovered a survey used to delineate uplands
from wetlands on the property owned by Manatee Fruit
Co. contained two glaring errors.
He said the errors could be the "smoking gun," or
the point on which the case hinges.
First, the survey was not certified by an engineer.
Second, at least 15 acres of the property shown as up-
land on the drawing are actually wetlands that include
mangroves. By incorrectly identifying the wetlands,
Arvida could be allowed to develop those 15 or so ad-
ditional acres of mangroves.
Lobeck cross-examined city planner Ruth Seewer and
asked, "Isn't the mangrove area more extensively substan-
tial than the landowner's map would have us believe?"
Seewer replied, "I don't think it's that much more
substantial."
Lobeck came back with, "Isn't the wetlands and
mangrove area larger than depicted on the map?"
"Yes," Seewer said.
"Why did the city accept it?" Lobeck asked.
"We asked for a delineation from the engineer and
this is what we used [for annexation of the land],"
Seewer said.
"Wouldn't it have been better to send the correct
data up rather than relying on the [Manatee Fruit Co.]
to draw the mangrove line? You trusted the
landowner's engineer."
Seewer replied, "It's ludicrous to think the engi-
neer would lie. I have no reason to believe it was or
wasn't prepared by an engineer. We asked for a survey
for the annexation and were told it wasn't ready and
this was brought in.
"We annexed the land using a legal description
because we did not have a certified survey."
As a result, acres of wetlands were left out and rep-
resented as upland developable land, a mistake Lobeck
characterized as flagrant.
When Lobeck finished with Seewer, it was the
city's turn to present its case.

Bradenton,
Florida DCA, Arvida
In the second week of the hearing, Arvida's repre-
sentatives came out with guns blazing.


sis
Commissioner


Post time
Bradenton Mayor Wayne


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County Attor- about land-use planning from
ho is talking Concerned Citizens attorney
Law Judge J. Dan Lobeck. The county's
on about senior assistant attorney, Jim
'd 898-unit Minix, is on the left beside
north Perico Lobeck. Islander Photos:
David Futch



They put on professionals who have helped them
before in getting development approvals. And like
Concerned Citizens, the experts were paid well for their
testimony.
Tom McCollem, director of planning for the
Zoller, Najjar and Shroyer engineering firm in
Bradenton, sent in a bill for $1,462.50 for his "work"
on the stand.
One of Concerned Citizens' and the county's com-
plaints about the Arvida project was that it was not in
keeping with surrounding neighborhoods on Perico
Island.
McCollem said that wasn't so.
Arvida's plan calls for three units per acre, while
Perico Bay Club is at six units per acre, Town & Coun-
try Apartments are at 11, Perico Island homes on the
north side of State Road 64 is at four, Perico Isles is at
four and Palma Sola Park came in at two units per acre,
he testified.
On Anna Maria Island, the density for all three cit-
.ies is at four units per acre, McCollem said.
DCA planner Dan Lucas took the stand March 26
and said his agency approved amendments to the city's
comprehensive land-use plan because they were in
keeping with state administrative codes and state law.
Testifying after Lucas, Bradenton Mayor Wayne
Poston said "I'm not a planner, so I rely on my planning
department to tell me what's needed or not needed."
When Lobeck questioned the mayor about traf-
fic congestion on State Road 64, Poston answered,
"It's a busy road and there is congestion at certain
times of the day and weekends near Perico Island,
but also along all of 64.
"I didn't think this project was going to cause a
significant traffic increase. The Perico project is a drop
in the bucket compared to projects in the eastern part
of the county, such as the 5,000 homes that are going
to go up at 64 and 1-75."
Most of the objections Poston said he heard dealt
with the height of the buildings on Perico.
"We're an urban area and almost built out," Poston
said. "We'd rather have a taller building on a smaller
piece of property with a surrounding green space than
single-family homes on Perico."
Arvida's star witness took the stand during the last
two days of the hearing.
Attorneys questioned the former secretary of the
Florida Department of Community Affairs, Tom
Pelham, now a private attorney and expert in land-use
planning.
Arvida attorney Gary Sams of the Tallahassee firm
of Hopping, Green, Sams and Smith, bolstered the
city's case with Pelham's testimony.
Sams went over the city's plan amendments one by
one and got Pelham to say time after time that it was
his opinion the city and county plans were consistent

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By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Now that the hearing is done, here's the time-
table for what will happen over the next few
months, according to Florida Department of Com-
munity Affairs Assistant General Counsel Colin
Roopnarine.
Once the parties involved get a copy of the
3,600-page-plus transcript, which is expected to
take six weeks to prepare. "We have 10 days from
that day to file what's called the proposed recom-
mended order.
"Once that's filed, the judge has 30 days from
the expiration of the 10 days to file his recom-
mended order. The recommended order is sent to
the parties," he said.


PERICO, FROM PAGE 4


and provided the same protections for Perico.
Pelham said the city's amended land-use plan was
as restrictive as the county's in terms of the number of
units that could be built on Perico Island. The city said
it will allow Arvida to build three units per acre on the
353-acre parcel.
The county claimed that its plan was more restrictive
with regard to protecting wetlands and lowering density.
And although the original densities set by the county for
north Perico prior to the city annexing the property in 1998
called for three and six units per acre, Lobeck and senior
assistant county attorney Jim Minix said restrictions would
lower that number to two units per acre.
Pelham countered that the city's plan dealt with
similar environmental protections.
"For all practical purposes, the planning for north
Perico remains what it was under the county's plan."
Pelham said.
Sams said early in the first week of the hearing that
none of the Island cities or Manatee County objected
to the original amendment changes to the city's land-
use plan.
"What this [hearing] is about is stopping a particu-
lar development," Sams said, "rather than addressing
the amendments and changes to the city's plan."
Pelham told Lobeck during a testy cross-examination
that the city went out of its way to share amendments to
Its plan with the county to see if the county had objections
or recommendations as is required by state law.
Lobeck said the city gave the county short notice
about the amendments "which wouldn't give the
county time for meaningful input."
Pelham said. "The county had ample time."
Lobeck fired back, "That's subjective."
Pelham answered, "No it's not."
When Peiham refused to admit the Arvida project
would impact the county, Lobeck asked, "What about
hurricane evacuation and shelters and roads?"
Pelham replied, "Given that hypothetical, there
would be impacts."
Lobeck came back with, "So now you're changing
your testimony?"
Pelham coolly answered, "I don't thihk I'm doing
that."
"Taking these two [city and county land-use]
plans," Lobeck said, "you can tell they're different with
respect to restricting land use."
Pelham answered. "You can do that with any plan.
I don't think this question makes any sense."
Lobeck shot back. "You're a wiggly fella, aren't
you Mr. Pelham?"
At that point, Arvida attorney Gary Sams chimed
in, "Would you stand up and wiggle for us?"
Lobeck glared at Sams and said, "He doesn't have
to.'
Judge Johnston stopped the nonsense and said to
Lobeck, "I'm becoming impatient with your efforts to
sneak up on Mr. Pelham. And you're wasting time."
When Lobeck continued badgering Pelham,
Johnston didn't wait for Sams to object to a question
before he blurted out, "Sustained."
Lobeck went after Pelham on the issue of a water-
front vistas policy. The county has such a policy in its
plan to protect shoreline views. The city does not.
In answer to one of Lobeck's questions regarding


The ruling from Administrative Law Judge J.
Lawrence Johnston is expected in July..
"Then there's the period of time when the par-
ties can file exceptions to his recommended order.
And those exceptions are filed with the secretary of
the DCA," Roopnarine said. "All the parties can file
responses to those exceptions in a time period.
"Once all of that is done, the secretary writes
the final order. The department determines whether
the amendment is in compliance or not in compli-
ance based on the recommended order.
"An appeal of the secretary's final order can be
filed after that. That will be appealed to either the
First District Court of Appeal in Tallahassee or the
Second District Court of Appeal in Tampa."
And that's all there is to it.


vistas, Pelham replied, "High buildings don't necessar-
ily impair waterfront vistas."
Lobeck said, "You mean you'd rather look at con-
crete than vegetation?"
Pelham answered, "I don't take the view that you
can't have buildings among the trees."
When Lobeck pointed out errors in the city's plan,
Pelham told him he's looking in all the wrong places.
"I would be appalled if the city's plan was rejected
over one segment," Pelham said. "That's ludicrous.
You have to read the goals, policies and objectives to-
gether. Sometimes there is a scrivener's error. It's
never been the DCA's policy to reject a plan for minor
problems or mistakes.
"I think the county's challenge lacks merit. The
city plan is in compliance with state law and is compat-
ible with the county plan."
Lobeck attacked the validity of the data and analy-
sis the city used to back up the plan amendments.
Bradenton Planning Director Jerry West, city plan-
ner Ruth Seewer, Pelham and the DCA testified no new
data or analysis were needed as back up.
Pierre Abadjian, Bradenton's chief of planning and
zoning and the principal drafter of the amendments,
said no new data or analysis were needed over and
above what the city had already submitted to the DCA.
Abadjian also commented on the touchy subject of
wetlands protection.
"There are things you can do next to a wetland that
you can't do in a wetland," Abadjian said. "We have
so many policies that prevent you from going into
wetland areas. Protection of wildlife habitat, man-
groves, shellfish and seagrasses, protection that pre-
vents developers from going into wetlands."
Abadjian admitted Perico Island could be prone to
hurricanes.
"It is exposed to hurricanes," he said, "but the
whole county is exposed."
Abadjian said the city reasoned that history shows
the city could protect north Perico.
"Our conclusion was that here is a new piece of
property coming into the city and we have its sister on
the south side of State Road 64," Abadjian said. "The
south side of Perico worked and we protected it fine for
15 years and here we have an area close by and we
decided we could protect it as good."
South Perico contains mostly three-story condo-
miniums surrounded by mangroves and wetlands.
DCA assistant general counsel Colin Roopnarine
elicited testimony from Abadjian that reinforces the
city plan. Abadjian said the city's required 25-foot set-
back from wetlands is in keeping with requirements
identical to those of the Southwest Florida Water Man-
agement District.
Abadjian also said the Florida Department of
Transportation told the city Arvida's development
would have no impact on traffic along State Road
64.
However, the 2000 Tampa Bay Regional Plan-
ning Council Hurricane Evacuation Study shows
that if a big storm with winds more than 150 mph hit
the region, it would take more than four days to
evacuate everyone from the Naples-Collier County
area north to Pasco County and get them to the
Florida Turnpike exit in Wildwood.
And as hurricane expert Dr. Robert Young of


Legal wrangling long, arduous in


proposed Perico Island project


THE ISLANDER 0 APRIL 4, 2001 E PAGE 5


Johnston,


others make


hearing bearable


with laughs

By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Sitting through 80 hours of testimony in an admin-
istrative hearing over a nine-day period is akin to be-
ing skinned alive.
There are moments, however, when sarcasm and
laughter spill into the dialogue. Here are a few.

So sorry
Bradenton chief of planning and zoning Pierre
Abadjian was being cross-examined by Concerned
Citizens attorney Dan Lobeck about wetlands impact
from the Arvida project.
Abadjian was going on and on with a lengthy dis-
course about wetlands protection when Lobeck inter-
rupted his answer and Abadjian stopped in mid-sentence.
Lobeck said, "I'm sorry. Finish your answer."
Abadjian replied, "No. I'm sorry."
Lobeck came back with, "No. I'm sorry."
With the hearing dragging, Administrative Law
Judge J. Lawrence Johnston said, "We're all sorry."

Touchy, feely, wiggly
Concerned Citizens attorney Dan Lobeck said
Arvida's key witness Tom Pelham, an attorney himself
and former head of the Florida Department of Commu-
nity Affairs, was a tough nut to crack.
During a break, Lobeck confided that Pelham is as
good a paid witness as he has ever seen.
"He's the best," Lobeck said prior to cross-exam-
ining Pelham. "I couldn't trip him up once when I took
his deposition in February."
When Lobeck got his chance at cross, which took
the better part of three hours, he pounded away at
Pelham.
It was to no avail. Frustrated after nearly three
hours of questioning, Lobeck turned to the silver-haired
ex-bureaucrat who currently works as a Tallahassee
lobbyist who refused to admit the Arvida project would
impact the county to ask, "What about hurricane evacu-
ation and shelters and roads?"
Pelham replied, "Given that hypothetical, there
would be impacts."
Lobeck came back with, "So now you're changing
your testimony?"
Pelham coolly answered, "I don't think I'm doing
that."
"Taking the two [city and county land-use] plans,"
Lobeck said, "you can tell they're different with respect
to restricting land use."
Pelham answered, "You can do that with any plan.
I don't think this question makes any sense."
Lobeck shot back, "You're a wiggly fella, aren't
you Mr. Pelham?"
At that point, Arvida attorney Gary Sams chimed
in, "Would you stand up and wiggle for us?"
Lobeck glared at Sams and said, "He doesn't have
to."
Pelham didn't utter a peep.

Sustainable
As Lobeck continued to badger Pelham, Judge
Johnston waited for Sams to object. When he didn't
and Lobeck kept it up, Johnston blurted out, "Sus-
tained."
Earlier as Lobeck asked what had been asked a
number of times before, Johnston looked up and said,
"I feel like I ought to sustain something."



Western Carolina University pointed out, during a
Category 5 hurricane packing 150 mph winds, the
storm surge would bury Perico Island and the barrier
islands under 18 feet of water.
Now it will be up the Judge Johnston to decide if
that kind of risk is worth allowing construction of high-
rise buildings on north Perico.


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inion


Battle of bucks
Just so you know the count on the Perico Island le-
gal battle:
The transcript from the hearing over Arvida's pro-
posed 898-unit project on north Perico Island is. ex-
pected to run a little more than 3,600 pages.
At the going rate for such items, $2.50 a page, that
comes to $9,000 and change for the verbatim account of
80 hours of testimony.
That does not include the tens of thousands of pages
in the 60-plus exhibits submitted by both sides, includ-
ing copies of the Bradenton and Manatee County com-
prehensive land-use plans.
It is an illustration of what Concerned Citizens of
Manatee County are up against.
Throw in the $1,700 a day for Concerned Citizens'
attorney Dan Lobeck and that drives home the point of
what this hearing was and will be all about.
Lobeck is one attorney of seven in the fight.
Manatee County and the Island cities joined the
Concerned Citizens lawsuit, although they are not re-
quired to share the costs.
For Arvida, a St. Joe Company which happens to be
Florida's largest landholder at a tad over I million acres,
money's not a problem. That translates to no cost to the
City of Bradenton, since Arvida is footing the bill.
For the mostly elderly, spirited ladies and gentle-
men who make up Concerned Citizens, money is scarce.
One of the "senior ladies" told us Concerned Citi-
zens already has spent $100,000.
The group and Lobeck need the transcript for their
fight against 10-story buildings on Perico Island and
they're determined to find the money somewhere.
Arvida mega corporation versus the little
guys grandma and grandpa.
Big guy has money. Little guys need some.
The transcript symbolizes Concerned Citizens' time
at the forefront of a battle that will have lasting effects
on the Manatee County shoreline and environment.
Concerned Citizens has vowed not to give up in a case
that's expected to last at least a year and maybe two.
It seems a shame that we'll spend so much for the
fight when it could all be better spent the energy and
the money on conservation.
It seems a crime to have the owners of large tracts
of sensitive lands sell out without ever giving the pub-
lic a shot. If it's money that makes the world go 'round,
it's greed that brings it to a screeching halt.
If you care to help the little guys fight the good
fight, send your contribution to Perico Legal Fund, 608
Montezuma Ave., Bradenton FL 34209.



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After 20 years ..
Yes, Judy is retiring, and I need to thank everyone
for sharing 20-something years with me at the Anna
Maria Post Office. It has been a difficult, nearly impos-
sible decision to retire from this joyful job.
Everyone should be as lucky as I to actually be sad
at leaving their work. The happy times, the sad times,
seeing families grow up and have babies of their own,
our diseases, tragedies, losses, death, new life, second
chances, unending changes, and joyful reunions.
From lost key annoyances to happiness over get-
ting your checks in the mail, how can I ever begin to
cover what we have experienced through all this time?
From all the time in between my first days of being a
shaky new clerk to now, my last days of being nervous
about retirement.
Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your
friendship, the unending kindness, your concern, pa-
tience and shared love for this very special community
we have around us.
Many of you may be curious about my future.
Well, it's all in front of me. I have a lot of Post-It notes
stuck all around detailing my future fun. I first plan to
enjoy my surroundings at a more gentle pace, and that
includes giving up rising at 5 a.m. for work.
Outdoors, here I come! My bike is ever ready, my
interest in the arts will be revived and I've already
started some classes to give me a jump-start.
You'll probably see me around the post office from
time to time checking on how everyone is doing and to
pick up a smile or two. Won't see you as often, but I'll
still see you. Now I plan to follow my dreams.
Judy D. Adams, Anna Maria

Critical issues in Perico
development
Manatee County has some very critical issues to
deal with in the Perico Island development and phos-
phate debacle.
Our county is one of the few green counties left in


Florida. We need to define ourselves by focusing on
our assets what sets us apart from the East Coast and
makes people choose to spend their vacation here.
I believe it's because of our natural areas. Eco-
tourism is the largest growing type of tourism world-
wide. Tourism brings in far more money than develop-
ment or phosphate. Please, let's not kill the goose that
laid the golden egg.
We need to focus on alternative ways to deal with
the impact of the large number of people who come
here. Water catchments, solar energy, the use of trol-
leys and ferries to the beaches and controlled growth
are the issues we need to address. Instead, we are
spending our limited resources to clean up phosphate.
Please everyone! Let's not care so much about
what a politician looks and sounds like, and care a little
bit more about how they stand on protecting our envi-
ronment.
Contact the League of Conservation's Voters (non-
partisan) to see what their voting record really is.
This is not about being a Democrat or Republican
or a radical. This is about being citizens and parents
who want their children to have clean air to breathe and
water to drink. Don't let the phosphate industry, devel-
opers and politicians decide for you. Speak up!
Laura Gray, Cortez

A fine flamingo auction
The students of the Manatee High School art de-
partment would like to thank the staff at The Islander
and those who participated in the flamingo auction.
Thanks to your support, $775 was raised to help defray
supply costs and will enable us to take a field trip to the
Dali Museum in St. Petersburg. It is great to live in a
community that supports the arts!
Manatee High School art students


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THE ISLANDER 0 APRIL 4, 2001 0 PAGE 7


Easter week services offered on Islands


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Palm Sunday services will initiate Easter week
observances in many of Anna Maria Island's churches
on Sunday, April 8.
The following Sunday the traditional sunrise Eas-
ter services will be at 6:30 a.m. The Island observance
will be at the public beach where Manatee Avenue
meets the Gulf of Mexico. On Longboat Key, sunrise
service will be at Bayfront Park, 4052 Gulf of Mexico
Drive.
Following are Holy Week and Easter Sunday ser-
vices at the churches, including telephone numbers
where further information may be obtained:
Harvey Memorial Community Church, 300
Church St., Bradenton Beach.
Palm Sunday service at 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. where
palms will be distributed and, in a Harvey tradition, the
choir and congregation will sing "The Palms."
Maundy Thursday observance at 6 p.m., potluck
supper with Holy Communion and singing around the
table.
Easter Sunday services at 8 and 9:30 a.m. with the
pastor discussing "Mary Magdalene Encounters Jesus."
The Rev. William Grossman, pastor. (721-3643)
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
Palm Sunday services at 8 and 10:30 a.m., with
Sunday School youngsters singing the Palm Proces-
sional with the church choir at the 10:30 service.
Maundy Thursday services at 10:30 a.m. and 7:15
p.m., Holy Communion and foot-washing ceremony.
Good Friday, Tenebrae services at 2 p.m. and 7:15
p.m.
Saturday, Resurrection service at 5:30 p.m.
Easter Sunday services at 8 and 10:30 a.m., with
the choir at 10:30.
The Rev. Danith L. Kilts, pastor. (778-1813)
First Church of Christ Scientist, 6300 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
Wednesday evening service at 7:30 p.m.
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reading. (778-4266)
Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna
Maria City.
Palm Sunday worship service at 10:50 a.m. and
special service at 7 p.m. with the Easter musical, "Res-
urrection Praise," by the choir.
Easter Sunday service at 10:50 a.m.; no evening
service.
The Rev. Ed Northrop, pastor. (778-0719)
Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria City.
Palm Sunday worship services at 9 and 11 a.m.
Holy Thursday special service at 7 p.m. with Holy
Communion.
Good Friday service at noon.
Easter Sunday services will be at 9 and 11 a.m.
The Rev. Gary Batey, pastor. (778-0414)
St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor
Drive, Holmes Beach.
Palm Sunday Masses at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m., with
blessing and distribution of palms.
Monday and Tuesday, Masses at 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday, Mass at 8:30 a.m. followed by confes-
sion, and Mass at 7 p.m. preceded by confession at 6:45
p.m.
Holy Thursday, no morning Mass, but the Mass of


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tion of Blessed Oils, including foot-washing ceremony
and Solemn Redeposit of the Blessed Sacrament with
adoration in the chapel until 10 p.m.
Good Friday, Mass at 8:30 a.m., Divine Mercy
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Palm Sunday services at 7:30 a.m. Rite I with Lit-
urgy of the Palms and at 9 and 11 a.m. Rite I sung with
Liturgy of the Palms.
Maundy Thursday at 9:30 a.m. the Holy Eucharist
and at 7:30 p.m. the Holy Eucharist and Stripping of the
Altar.
Good Friday, at noon the traditional Good Friday
liturgy and at 5:30 p.m. the Way of the Cross followed
by Good Friday liturgy.
Saturday, Easter Eve, at 5 p.m. Great Vigil of Eas-
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Easter Sunday, 6:45 a.m. Rite I in the church's Me-
morial Garden and at 9 and 11 a.m. Rite II sung.
Father Jack Hyde, rector; Father Richard Bennett,
assisting priest; Deacon Barbara Carmine. (778-1638)
Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico
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Palm Sunday services at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.
Maundy Thursday simple soup supper at 5 p.m.,
with choir meditation and Communion at 6 p.m.
Good Friday, 12 noon service based on "The Seven
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Easter Sunday, 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. chapel worship
service.
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Opinion


Irony on bridges, here,
down Sarasota Bay
Irony? The March 21 issue of one daily newspaper
carried two major stories, one above the other. The top
headline addressed the resignation of Sarasota's mayor,
who apparently disagreed with his commission's con-
flict with the Florida Department of Transportation's
intent to build a $63 million-plus Ringling megabridge.
Directly below, also a page-wide article
subheadline states "Bradenton woman is pinned after
strong gusts flip her SUV," referring to a wind-related
accident on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.
More irony? Last week the same daily carried two
letters from Holmes Beach residents concerning Anna
Maria's span replacement.
One referred to Save Anna Maria (SAM) as "a few
people, not all of whom ... were residents of Anna
Maria." Its writer repeatedly refers to a "65-foot-high"
structure, discounts by his own theory the factual de-
struction of seagrass and refers to our 29-foot-high span
as outmoded.
The second writer advocates a high bridge replace-
ment simply because times have changed and the cur-
rent bridge is old and "in great need of repair."
"Ironically," having attended/participated in some
40 meetings/hearings involving bridge replacements, I
do not recall either author's attendance.
For the record, some who "call themselves SAM"
spent days at the NOAA Hurricane Center/Laboratory
in Miami obtaining factual data. Two from SAM, at
their own expense, visited and investigated every
coastal megabridge from Florida to New York.
Also recorded, a contractor in Tampa rehabilitated,
widened and extended the Howard Frankland Bridge's
life for 40 years at 10 percent of the projected replace-
ment cost.
Those who choose to vocalize immediate Island
access must be blind to the inability of SR 789, con-


firmed by then-Secretary of Transportation Watts, to
accept increased vehicular traffic.
More important, in addition to being only slightly
lower than the proposed 10-story Perico condos, every
such megabridge is denied public use when pre-hurri-
cane (cyclostrophic) winds reach approximately 40
miles an hour.
Factually, the proposed bridge's "65-foot-high"
handrail is approximately 83 feet above mean high
water.
Challenged, Watts explained, "DOT measures
'bridge height' as the top of the tallest support piling
nearest the channel."
Pure propaganda!
So why did about three-quarters of the referendum
and far more in an extremely legitimate straw ballot
object to an 83-foot-high bridge? Again, from factual-
ity, the National Hurricane Center provided graphs
which indicate that our 38-foot-high buildings on our
98.6 percent built-out Island create "ground effect" at
the surface reducing cyclostrophic winds to 22 percent
of their velocity across our low bridges. At 83 feet it
increases to 59 percent.
In the first 111 years on record there were 904
North Atlantic hurricanes. In some 35 years' resi-
dency I have never known of an evacuation denial at
either span. By contrast, investigate the results of
Rickenbacker Causeway in Miami during Andrew!
The director of the hurricane center, addressing our
bridges, once wrote "indeed, the lower you build
your bridges the longer you may use them in an
evacuation."
Last year we witnessed Pinellas County emer-
gency management, as a minor hurricane ap-
proached Tampa Bay, mandate all high bridges to
close from their barrier islands when winds ex-
ceeded 40 mph. The cited headlines explain frequent
Skyway Bridge closures.
For those who would seek the ideal ambience in


which to retire and immediately start conjecturing how
to improve it, may you be the one in front of the cement
truck with the failed brakes. Some of us who plan our
ingress/egress around timed openings somehow enjoy
the five-minute delay (ambience) for a passing yacht.
Concluding, the author is fourth-generation Mana-
tee County, college and Navy trained in meteorology
with extensive local experience and remembers well a
single-lane, old wooden bridge and an Anna Maria
before there was Holmes Beach.
Jim Kissick, Bradenton Beach

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We contacted a local cleaning firm to clean cupboards
and wash windows in the condo, which had just been
repainted and newly carpeted.
The owner of the cleaning service arrived with
contract in hand, which my mother signed unfortu-
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that she was capable of completing this job within a
short time.
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Town meeting is suggested
to discuss dog beach
The following letter is addressed to the mayor and
commissioners of Anna Maria City:
At various times, members of our community re-
quire special considerations. These could be health-
related, parking-related or a variety of other issues.
There are some members of our community that
require that special consideration now. They don't pay
taxes or vote, but they are still members of the commu-
nity, nonetheless.
Perhaps there are a few of us that think they should
be left in cages or perhaps used for medical experimen-
tation and research. These are few in number and for
that I am grateful.
Because of our superior intelligence and ability, we
have a sacred responsibility to those affected by our
actions. We are custodians of our world, so to speak.
The people who have chosen to take that responsibil-
ity a step further and give of their time, energy and re-
sources to guarantee that some of these creatures have a
decent chance to survive should applauded, not criticized.
And all that can be done to aid them in this extended re-
sponsibility should be undertaken without hesitation.
I urge you, my elected officials, to take the right
and just course of action and allow a small swimming
area for dogs in Anna Maria.
Secondly, with all due respect to Dr. Cella, I find
no evidence that pollution of any bay can be blamed
directly on dog feces.-Dogs don't defecate in the wa-
ter birds and fish do. Dogs don't urinate in the wa-
ter people do.
I have conferred with Mote Marine Laboratory,
Manatee County Health Department and Florida De-
partment of Environmental Protection and no studies.
can point to dogs as a specific cause of bacteriological
contamination. Dogs play a very small part,-if any.
Most point to water runoff, lack of tidal action and
drainage capacity. It is, in their opinion, a combination
,a-rtin- -water,-storm sewers, sewer leaks, fish, birds,
lizards, other marine life, raccoons, pesticides, people,
andpossibly dogs.
Extensive studies with DEP, etc., would have to be
conducted to prove or disprove the most likelyculprts.


But, since there were high readings only three times -
these after huge rain storms and during large wave ac-
tion that resulted in the stirring up of the sandy bottom
of the bay we would conclude that something other
than dogs is the major villain.
Thirdly, in their opinion, the area we are consider-
ing has a much better tidal flow and does not present
the problems of the shallow and slow-draining Palma
Sola Bay that Dr. Cella refers to. Therefore, none of
these contaminants would be a factor, regardless.
Fourth point: To assuage those that feel we would
be overrun by dogs from other areas, I have received
the assistance of two persons from Holmes Beach and
Bradenton Beach that have begun a course of action in
their areas for a dog beach.
In conclusion, I feel we have addressed all con-
cerns adequately and that it is time to move forward
with a plan to establish a dog beach in Anna Maria just
south of Bayfront Park for our four-footed, non-voting,
non-taxpaying dependent citizens.
If further discussion is deemed necessary, I suggest
a town meeting with the experts from the county and
state available to consult, so all citizens can have a
chance to ask questions bring up concerns and offer
suggestions.
Let's give this a chance and try it on a trial basis.
That's the least we should do.
Cindy Moller, Anna Maria City

No way to celebrate anything
Releasing butterflies as a way to end a wedding cer-
emony or celebrate a special event could leave a legacy
of lasting damage. Please consider the following:
Releases of commercially raised butterflies may
spread diseases and start parasite epidemics to native
butterfly populations.
The commercially raised and released .butterflies
then suffer. They arrive dead or half dead, are killed by
being mishandled, and are released at inappropriate
times an/or locations and these are doomed to die.
Butterflies are released great distances from their
points of origin, resulting in inappropriate genetic mix-
ing of different populations when the same species is
locally present.
Non-native species are introduced into the area of


release and have no food source for their offspring,
resulting in death.
It can confuse butterfly distribution and migration
and may have serious effects on the local populations
by interbreeding with released individuals.
Monarchs over wintering sites in Mexico and on
the California coast are now targets for poachers and
sightseers and their habitat is being destroyed.
Many native butterflies are already under pres-
sure because their native habitat is vanishing.
An alternative to releasing live butterflies is to visit a
butterfly garden and observe butterflies in the wild. The
Anna Maria Butterfly Park (between Holmes Beach City
Hall and the Island Branch Library on Marina Drive) has
been created by the Manasota Chapter-North American
Butterfly Association and allows visitors to enjoy, observe
and learn about our local butterflies.
Remember, butterflies are living animals, not toys.
Connie Hodsdon, founder, Manasota Chapter-
North American Butterfly Association

Name change?
Let's see. There's George Sr., who held the top
post on Pennsylvania Avenue. Then there's George
Dubya, sometimes call Bubba Dubya by some meanies
in the outside seats.
Finally there's pretty Jeb holding a top seat in Tal-
lahassee, sometimes called Tallahoochie by the same
meanies.
With the baseball season right on us, it may not be
too early to label them the Bush League.
Gene Moss, Anna Maria

Heartfelt thanks
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land Community Center would like to acknowledge and
offer our heartfelt thanks to all of the wonderful volunteers
who so graciously offered their time to tutor the children
who participate in our TLC After-School Program. We
know that many of our volunteers are returning to their
"summer homes" soon and we wish them a safe trip.
We look forward to seeing their smiling faces
again next season!
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By David Futch
Islander Reporter ..promotion pending for lone employee
Anna Maria building official Bob Welch turned pg
down the position of public works director after Mayor The sole remaining public works employee in charge of the public works department.
Gary Deffenbaugh appointed him to the position. for the City of Anna Maria is being recommended In a memo to Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh,
Deffenbaugh wrote a March 30 memorandum to for promotion. Welch recommended Thorpe be promoted to the
Welch appointing Welch to the position vacated by Gary Thorpe came to work for the city in vacant "maintenance-experienced" position.
retiring public works director Anne Beck. Deffenbaugh September 2000 in an entry-level position. Welch wrote, "In the past week, Mr. Thorpe
also directed Welch to reorganize public works. He has been the only employee in his depart- has displayed a great deal of initiative. He has
The mayor and Welch had worked out what ment since the abrupt departure of Public Works shown that he understands the job and he is able
Deffenbaugh called a "win-win situation" for the city. Director Anne Beck and department foreman Bud to work with minimal supervision."
He said the plan wouldn't require additional funding Bailey. Beck and Bailey resigned without notice The memo concludes "His work ethic and
and the two merged departments would function more on March 16. attitude are admirable and deserve to be re-
efficiently. Building Official Bob Welch is temporarily warded."
However, Welch wrote in an April 2 memorandum
to Deffenbaugh that he could not accept the position
because he felt that the direction and make-up of pub-
lic works "should be fully discussed by the [city] com- schedule of all intergovernmental reports due from the department."
mission before anyone prepares a reorganization plan." public works and building departments. Deffenbaugh wrote that the reorganized depart
Under Deffenbaugh's proposal Welch would con- "As the first order of business, pending approval of meant should be staffed with a foreman/superintenden
tinue to hold the position of building official and prin- the position change, I am giving you written authority who will schedule and supervise day-to-day mainte
cipal code enforcement officer, to interview and propose to the commission new people nance operations. The foreman/superintendent will be
"As part of your expanded duties," Deffenbaugh to fill the vacant positions in the public works depart- expected to also perform duties of a code enforcement
wrote, "I'm asking that you prepare and maintain a ment. Secondly, you are to reorganize the public works officer, Deffenbaugh's memo states.


New appointments made to Holmes beach committees
Holmes Beach commissioners unanimously time members; Beverly Moore and James


approved several new appointments to the
city's code enforcement board, police retire-
ment board and board of adjustment.
Gilbert Bergquist, Dan Hardy and Charles
Whitten were appointed to the police retirement
board.
Michale Klotz and Charles Stealy were ap-
pointed to the code enforcement board as full-


Meena were appointed as alternates.
Dave Moynihan was appointed to the board
of adjustment.
Moore and Meena are currently serving on
the board of adjustment and will wait until af-
ter April 19 for their new post.
A pending case should be finalized by that
date to allow them to serve in the new positions.


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Additionally, uerrenbaugn wanted Welch to con-
sider adding an administrative assistant position to be
responsible for entering work-order information, up-
dating schedules and generally coordinating the activi-
ties required for the Lake LaVista dredging program,
future grants and intergovernmental reports.
"It is my expectation that these changes will pro-
vide a higher level of competency and professionalism
for the city of Anna Maria," Deffenbaugh said in end-
ing his memo.
The mayor says interference from citizens and city
commissioners caused Welch to withdraw from what
he had considered a "done deal."


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Bradenton Beach Club development OK'd


By Paul Roat
The largest parcel of undeveloped land left in
Bradenton Beach narrowly received developmental
approval for a 36-unit condominium project by city
officials last week.
The Bradenton Beach Club at 17th Street North is
on 2.6 acres of bayfront property. The project will in-
clude five buildings of two-story condominiums over
garage parking. There will also be a pool on the prop-
erty. Wetlands will be retained along Anna Maria
Sound, with a boardwalk leading through the man-
groves to an observation platform.
City commissioners were asked by developers and
owners Lyn Hazlett and Harry Nikias to approve a spe-
cial exception for tandem parking (one car behind the
other) in the garages to accommodate the required 80
parking spaces.
Commissioners were also asked to approve the
major development nature of the project.
The parking provision went off without a hitch, but
the major development approval was passed by a 3-2
commission vote.
Planning and zoning board had recommended the
city commission add two stipulations to the major de-
velopment, one that the public, pedestrian easement to
Anna Maria Sound be maintained by the developer,
and the other, that the swales to control water flow be
maintained by the developer as well.
There was also discussion by city commissioners
to add a stipulation that no gates be installed in the
project to hamper vehicular traffic.
However, Commissioner John Chappie's motion
to approve the major development added only a stipu-
lation that access for fire or rescue vehicles be in accord
with the West Manatee Fire & Rescue District. Voting
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The two nay votes were apparently cast because of
the lack of stipulations.
A number of residents spoke about the Bradenton
Beach Club during last week's public hearing. Most
were concerned about drainage in the traditionally low-
lying, flood-prone area.
John Mattern, a resident of Runaway Bay condo-
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about water runoff.
"Will you be bringing the grade up to our level or
less?" he asked. "Will the swales on the property be
adequate to contain the runoff?"
Bradenton Beach Club contractor Brent Whitehead
said the project "is about two feet less than the prop-
erties next door, so it's physically impossible for the
water to flow onto adjacent properties."
Lew Walker, president of the Runaway Bay Con-
dominium Association, said he "had no problems with
the project as long as the drainage is addressed."
One issue the city will need to address is 17th



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mates for the cost of repairs has ranged from $50,000
to $150,000. Whitehead suggested the city repave
much of the road with a gentle slope to the middle of
the street to facilitate drainage.
He told commissioners in February that the devel-
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and placing shell on the roadbed until the city can pave
the road, but that offer was not mentioned during the
city commission meeting.
The plan for the Bradenton Beach Club develop-
ment is the second offered for the property. Last year,
developers requested the city vacate much of 17th
Street North to build a 44-unit project. City commis-
sioners rejected the street vacation request, effectively
halting the plan.
One other element of the new proposal was dele-
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Smith, with the architectural firm of Eatman & Smith,
said contracts are being negotiated for sale of the Gulf
Drive frontage but did not disclose what the intended
use of the property would be.



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Chamber's annual fashion ..: .
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The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
will sponsor its annual fashion show and luncheon at
noon Tuesday, April 10, with four stores providing the
latest styles.
The event will be at Johnny Leverocks' Seafood
House at 12320 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, at the main-
land end of the Anna Maria Island Bridge.
Retail stores presenting fashions are the White Egret
of Anna Maria, Sun & Surf Lifestyle Apparel of Holmes
Beach, and Jennifer's and M. Keston Apparel for Men/
South Porch for Women, both of Bradenton.
Tickets at $20 are available at the chamber office,
5337 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, or by phoning 778-
1541.

Silk sensations installation
Tim Harding, an internationally recognized textile
artist, paints with bands of silk. His colorful wall hang-
ings play with light, bringing fabric and textiles into
new dimensions.
"I want to bring painterly concerns to a medium
which historically has been primarily decorative,"
Harding said of his work. "There is a culturally in-
grained preciousness to fabric. We mustn't tear, scorch
or soil our 'good' clothes. And yet these textiles have
a tempting vulnerability. My work is based on the act
of violating this taboo."
New works by Harding will be on display April 8-
21 at L'Attitude, 9908 Gulf Dr., Anna Maria. The gal-
lery is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to
6 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Appoint-
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'Life of Peter' is subject
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"The Life of Peter," as seen by his wife, will be
enacted at a meeting Thursday, April 5, of the Episco-
pal Church Women of the Church of the Annunciation.
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present the program following 9:30 a.m. Holy Eucha-
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Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
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'Diets Are for Dummies'
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The Off Stage Ladies, auxiliary of the Island
Players theater troupe, will be told that "Diets are for
Dummies" at a luncheon meeting Wednesday, April
11.
Sylvia Goldman will speak at the meeting at
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Longboat Key. Information may be obtained and
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Applications for Fiorentino
scholarships sought on Island
Applications from Anna Maria Island youngsters
are being sought now for Fiorentino scholarships to
summer camps.
Eligible are students in fourth through eighth
grade who live in Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach
or Anna Maria. The scholarships are sponsored by
the Lou Fiorentino Memorial Scholarship Commit-
tee, established in memory of the longtime Little
League coach and umpire.
The application forms are available at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria City; Anna Maria Elementary
School, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach; King
Middle School, 600 75th St. N.W., Bradenton; and
Sugg Middle School, 3801 59th St. W., Bradenton.
Applications must be received by mail or in per-
son at the Center by April 27. The scholarships are
for summer residential camps at the students' choos-
ing.
Details may be obtained from Scott Dell at the
Center, 778-1908.


Anchors away
Michael Silbaugh, owner of West Coast Refrigera-
tion, receives confirmation of his winning trip to
Cozumel, Mexico, from Anna Maria Island Chamber
of Commerce executive director Mary Ann
Brockman while Chamber President Tom Kubik
looks on. The Chamber sponsored the trip and
Silbaugh leaves for Cozumel April 12 forfour days
and nights.
'On the Road Again'
TV producer speaks at library
Andrew Clyde Little, wintertime Islander who has
written and produced stories for the "On the Road Again"
Canadian TV series, will speak here Tuesday, April 10.
He will be featured in the seventh and final event
in the 2000-01 Program Series of the Friends of the
Island Branch Library. It will be at 3 p.m. at the library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
A native of Canada, Little has worked with Cana-
dian Press, Radio Canada International and the Cana-
dian Broadcasting System. His TV documentaries and
essays have been award winners. During his winters on
the Island he leads family history workshops at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center.
The program is free and open to the public, with no
tickets necessary. Seating will be first come, first
served, and the sponsor requests that the audience be
in place by 2:55 p.m.
Further information may be obtained by calling
778-6341.

Island Library's schedule alive
with meetings, activities
The Island Branch Library's pace remains brisk
through April, despite the impending end of the win-
ter season. Meetings and other activities will keep the
building full most of the time all month.
The Anna Maria Island Historical Society has a
memorabilia display there, and the Manatee-Sarasota
Counties Alzheimer's Association has an exhibit of
collages titled "Return to Innocence," works by
Alzheimer's disease victims.
Assistance for Islanders through the confusing
shoals in the preparation of their income tax forms will
continue until the federal tax deadline April 15 is safely
behind.
The April schedule, with all activities in the library
building, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach:
Monday, April 2 through 30, Internet class for
beginners at 8:30 a.m., with pre-registration necessary
(call 778-6341).
Monday, April 2 through 16, VITA tax assistance
from 5 to 7:45 p.m.
Tuesday, April 10, Friends Focus on Florida series:
Andy Little, Canadian TV writer/producer, 3 p.m.
Tuesday, April 3 through 24, veterans service of-
ficer will interview clients between 1 and 4 p.m. (by
appointment only, call 749-3030).
Wednesday, April 4 through 25, family storytime,
7 p.m.
Wednesday, April 11, Friends Book Club with a
group discussion of Barbara Kingsolver's "Prodigal
Summer," 10 a.m. to noon.
Thursday, April 5 and 12, AARP tax assistance,
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Friday, April 6 and 13, AARP tax assistance, 1 to
4 p.m.
Saturday, April 7, origami class, 10:30 a.m. to
12:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 28, travel series presents Jim
Hyndman's "Venice, Italy," 2:30 p.m.
The library opens at 10 a.m. every day but Sunday,
closing at 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 6 p.m. Tues-
day and Thursday, 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Further
information may be obtained at 778-6341.







Lifeguard class scheduled
for ages 15 and up
Beach teens: Word up. Here's a chance to turn your
love for the water and sun into a vocation.
A lifeguarding class will be presented by the
Manatee County Parks and Recreation Department
starting Saturday, April 7, with pre-course testing.
The Red Cross course is 24 hours of classes, bro-
ken into two- or three-hour sessions two or three eve-
nings and Saturdays each week until April 26. All
classes will be at G.T. Bray Aquatics Center, 5502 33rd
Ave. Dr. W., Bradenton. Graduates may win certifica-
tion as lifeguards.
In the pre-course testing participants must swim
500 yards, dive to retrieve a 10-pound weight and tread
water for a time. They must be 15 or older. Cost is
$100. For registration, call 742-5932 or 792-8686.

Palma Sola park to be busy
with four special events
Four special events are scheduled this weekend at
Palma Sola Botanical Park, 9800 17th Ave. N.W.,
Bradenton. They are:
Basic flower arranging, 9-11 a.m. Friday, April 6,
taught by Janice Hamlin, president, Manatee River
Garden Club.
Park work day 8-11 a.m. Saturday, April 7, with
volunteers to provide their own gardening tools and
gloves.
A session on water lilies and other aquatics, 9 a.m.-
noon Saturday, includes hands-on activities and dem-
onstrations with Paula Biles covering the basics of
aquatic plants.
A children's program on hand tinting black-and-
white photos will be offered from 10-11 a.m. Saturday,
including instruction for youngsters ages 6 and up on
how to make a keepsake Easter card, Deidre Bedford,
instructor.
Further details of registration, costs and informa-
tion may be obtained by calling 722-2966.


Pelican Man seeks help
for baby bird season
The Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary has issued a call
for help in the form of volunteers to feed and care for
baby birds during the hatching season.
Volunteers will be trained by the sanctuary, 1708
Ken Thompson Pkwy., oriCity Island just off the south
ramp of the New Pass Bridge.
Joanne Davis, volunteer coordinator, said the
sanctuary for ailing birds also needs greeters, tour
guides, gift shop helpers, thrift store people, and
those who can help in the organization's educational
and outreach programs. Further information may be
obtained at 388-4444.

Coffee, conversation
offered for widowed persons
Manatee Widowed Persons Service, sponsored by
AARP, will meet at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Avenue, Anna Maria, at 9 a.m.
April 9 for "Coffee & Conversation."
For more information, call Sandee Pruett at 778-
1908.


April is 'Pedestrian
Crosswalk Month'
in Holmes Beach
The Holmes Beach Police Department has
designated the month of April as "Pedestrian
Crosswalk Month" to help raise awareness and
educate everyone who uses the city's roadways.
Police Chief Jay Romine stated that during
April residents will see a "vigorous attempt to
enforce all violations of the crosswalks."
However, Romine notes that many people
are often confused about who legally holds the
right of way.
"A pedestrian does not legally have the right
of way until they step into the crosswalk," he
said. "Motorists are not required to stop while a
pedestrian is standing on the side of the road
waiting for traffic to clear.
"Contrary to popular belief, crosswalks
were never designed to allow each and every
pedestrian to cross the street without breaking
their stride," said Romine. "The purpose is to
allow the pedestrian right of way once it's safe
to cross."
Romine also points out that motorists
should avoid stopping quickly to offer a waiting
pedestrian the courtesy to cross because it
causes a hazard when there are other vehicles
following.
Romine asks that motorists be aware of
crosswalk locations and be prepared to yield the
road to potential pedestrians.


Whale extinction, evolution
is Mote topic Monday
Author and artist Richard Ellis will discuss "Ex-
tinction and Evolution of Whales" at 7 p.m. Monday,
April 9, at Mote Marine Laboratory, on City Island off
the south ramp of the New Pass Bridge.
Ellis, of New York, is author of "In Search of the
Giant Squid." The Monday Night at Mote program will
be in Mote's Martin-Selby Science Education Center.
It is free for Mote members and one guest each, $5 for
non-members. Details are available at 388-4441.

'Twilight With the Turtles'
at Mote for youngsters
Mote Marine Laboratory is registering youngsters
now for its "Twilight With the Turtles" overnight pro-
gram, Saturday, April 14.
It is open to boys and girls 10 to 12 years of age to
"challenge their knowledge of these awesome animals"
and provide a hands-on approach to investigating ma-
rine life.
The children will spend the night, from 6:45 p.m.
until 8:30 a.m., among the sea turtle exhibits "sleeping
as each animal keeps a watchful eye over them." All
activities will be on the Mote campus, on City Island
off the south ramp of the New Pass Bridge from
Longboat Key.
Cost is $30 per child of a Mote member, $40 per
child of non-members. Further information may be
obtained and registration completed at 388-4441.


Obituaries


Stephen Lyman Chennault
Stephen Lyman Chennault, 75, of Palmetto, died
March 31.
Born in Palmetto, he was the owner of Chennault Inc.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was
a former member of the Manatee County Board of Edu-
cation. He was a member of the Manatee County Planning
Commission. He was a member of the board of directors
of the Salvation Army, a board member of the Gideons
and a membe: of Kiwanis Club of Palmetto. He attended
and was a deacon at First Baptist Church of Palmetto.
Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, at
Kicliter Funeral Home, 517 Eighth Ave. W., Palmetto.
Services will be at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
He is survived by wife Betty; sons Andrew of Holmes
Beach and Stephen of Palmetto; daughter Suzan Bowman
of Ellenton; sister Anita Howze of Tampa; and five grand-
children.


Albert 'Al' Johnson
Albert "Al" Johnson, 78, of Holmes Beach, died
March 29.
Born in Escanaba, Mich., Mr. Johnson came to
Manatee County from Iron Mountain, Mich., 16
years ago as a seasonal resident. He was a retired
engineer technician with Wisconsin Electric Power
Company. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps
during World War II as a captain and pilot. He was
a member of Masonic Lodge and Pine Grove Coun-
try Club.
There were no local services. Griffith-Cline Fu-
neral Home, Island Chapel, was in charge of ar-
rangements.
He is survived by wife Elaine; daughters Beth
Glick of Leesburg, Va., and Karen Stewart of Lan-
sing, Mich.; five grandchildren; and three great-
grandchildren.


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Plans for Holmes Beach gazebo remain under discussion


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Will a pavilion or gazebo grace the land near the
Birdie Tebbetts Field? This is a question the city's
parks and beautification board is still struggling to an-
swer.
The first matter undetermined is the exact location
in relation for the proposed gazebo.
Joe Duennes, the city's superintendent of public
works, sounds a bit stepped upon. "I'm dying to have
an overall scheme of things. I need to know in order
to make plans for our public works building. The
sooner we get an overall plan, the sooner I can get on
with the landscaping. I already receive complaints, but
I can't do anything until the areas are designated."
Difficulty in selecting the location for the new
structure is due in part to the fact that the size of the
structure has not been agreed upon. According to
Duennes, original plans outlined a large pavilion with
terraced seating.
Board members, however, are leaning toward
something smaller and easier to manage.
Board member Sarah Maloney has suggested a
gazebo similar to the one in Longboat Key's Durante
Park for Holmes Beach.
"I feel the one on Longboat Key is adequate for what


we want," explained Maloney. "We don't need toilets
or meeting rooms. This is very simple with low main-
tenance needs."


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Reynolds was arrested after witnesses reported
to the Holmes Beach Police Department that a
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The committee's vision is for the gazebo to be used
for community events such as a card club gathering,
open air concerts, parties or a gathering place for teen-
agers.
"We may want to build a structure now that we can
grow with. If the community's use increases, then there
might be a need to expand the structure so we might
want to leave that option open," Maloney said.
New member Jim Sardegna also noted that plans
for the gazebo should include handicap access, and
depending on the location, providing rest rooms might
be necessary.
The board has $20,000 in donations to devote to
the gazebo project and still no blueprint to build upon.
"I've been a proponent of the gazebo for a long
time," said Duennes. "Let's start with something
achievable and work with it."
The board will meet again at 7 p.m Wednesday,
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Cortez Road changes redraw slated for village


By Paul Roat
They came, they saw, and they'll get to come and
see again.
Florida Department of Transportation officials met
with the Board of Manatee County Commissioners
Tuesday morning to unveil its $800,000 plan for ex-
panding Cortez Road through the village of Cortez
from 119th Street West to the Cortez Bridge.
After about 90 minutes of discussion, it was deter-
mined that the DOT should take the comments offered
by county commissioners and head back to the draw-
ing board again.
Citizen comments and discussion by commission-
ers led the board to ask DOT for some compromises.
Among the ideas DOT officials will be looking at are:
Raising the elevation of the planned textured
pavement on Cortez Road at several cross streets as a
means to enhance the "traffic calming" of the project.
Investigate relocating the planned bike path


within the project.
Look into limiting the center turn lane planned for
the length of the project to certain intersections, and
look into adding medians to the project.
Consider adding signalized pedestrian crosswalks
that would have flashing lights in lieu of more tradi-
tional traffic signals.
Determine if narrowing traffic lanes to 11 feet
wide would be effective as a means to avoid the "sea
of pavement" that pedestrians would face in trying to
cross the roadway.
The county commission suggestions came after
Cortezians were told of the status of the widening
project at a special public meeting in the village last
week.
DOT had modified the widening project signifi-
cantly from its first proposal. Among the highlights of
the proposal:
Longer "pedestrian refuge islands" in medians.


The refuge islands will be located just east of 127th
Street, between 123rd Street Court and 124th Street and
east of the post office.
Sidewalks and bike lanes on both sides of the
road along the entire project area, which stretches from
119th Street to the Cortez Bridge.
Pedestrian warning signs at the east and west ends
of the project area. There will also be posted 35-mph
speed limits with flashing lights installed.
A signalized pedestrian crosswalk at 119th Street.
Extension of the westbound turn lane so it will
flow into the roadway leading to Sunny Shores.
DOT representatives are hoping to negotiate with
the owner of the post office property to close the park-
ing area to ingress and egress directly from Cortez
Road. The plaza would be limited to access from the
side street under the DOT proposal.
The changes are scheduled to take place during the
2001-02 fiscal year.


Raffle tickets worth fortunes are available


"An Affaire to Remember" is most of a month
away, but its big-ticket raffle prizes are drawing buy-
ers like flies, according to the sellers.
And well might the tickets be attractive one
raffle is for $5,000 and the other a home theater system
the night of the Affaire, April 21. Reservations for the
big event itself are still available.
Reservations at $75 per person may be made at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria City; by phone at 778-1908; or by
mail with a check payable to AMICC to P.O. Box 253,
Anna Maria City FL 34216.
The Affaire will begin with champagne at 5 p.m.
April 21 in the "grand ballroom" (community room) of
St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive,
Holmes Beach.
Proceeds. including money from the raffles, will go
to the Center.
Tickets for the $5,000 giveaway may be bought
for $50 each at the Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria City; Anna Maria Island Coffee Co., 314 Pine
Ave.. Anna Maria City; Island Package Liquors,
5508 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach; Duffy's Tavern,


3901 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach; and Island's End,
204 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City.
Home theater system raffle tickets, at $5 each or
three for $10, are available at the Center and from
numerous businesses, including Hurricane Hank's,


5349 Gulf Drive, Mr. Bones BBQ at 3007 Gulf
Drive and Home True Value Hardware, 5324 Marina
Drive, all in Holmes Beach, and from Bridge Tender
Inn, 135 Bridge St., and Joe's Eats & Sweets, 219
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Pier, alarm. A strong breeze may have set off an alarm at
the pier, according to the sheriffs office report.
March 23, 500 block of Spring Avenue, found prop-
erty. An Illinois auto tag was found on the roadside and
turned over to the sheriffs office.
March 27, 100 block of South Bay Boulevard, open
door. On a routine building check a door was found open.
The property owner was called to secure the door.

Bradenton Beach
March 23, 600 block of Gulf Drive South, lost prop-
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on Cortez Beach.
March 24, 800 block of Gulf Drive South, informa-
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March 24, 2412 Gulf Drive N., Econo-Lodge, tres-
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March 25, 100 Gulf Drive N., Circle K, criminal mis-
chief. Two of the wood panels under the stove were dam-
aged. The estimated cost of repairs is $150.
March 25, 135 Bridge St., Bridge Tender Inn,
Marchman Act. A man was transported to the Manatee
County Sheriffs Office under the Marchman Act because
he was too intoxicated to care for himself. The man was
picked up in the bushes outside of the restaurant. He was
unable to communicate with officers.
March 26, 1000 block of Gulf Drive North, domes-
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a domestic dispute.

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March 23, 6400 block of Flotilla Drive, theft. The fuel
tank from a boat was reportedly stolen.
March 24, 4100 block of Gulf Drive, theft. A man
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March 25, Manatee Avenue, Kingfish Boat Ramp,
burglary. Approximately $100 in cash was stolen out of
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March 25, 3900 East Bay Drive, Publix, burglary.
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March 27, 3900 East Bay Drive, Publix, theft. A man
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of cigarettes and a case of beer. The man claimed to be
sick from failing to take medication for hepatitis C and
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March 28, 7200 block of Gulf Drive, domestic bat-
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found to be unlocked and the victim was advised to keep
his doors locked.
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Officers picked up a man on the beach who was intoxi-
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The cast of the historical society's production of "Those Brave Island Firemen" took a well-
deserved bow after the Saturday performance. The play was written by Carolyne Norwood,
directed by Joy Courtney and music directed by Marge Ebel. Islander Photos: Paul Roat


Jerry Mayer performed a number offirefighter-related songs
during the play, bringing down a huge round of applause for each
of his renditions from the audience of more than 400.


Ernie Cagnina, portrayed by Dick Hennessey, puts out a "fire" in the
audience with a bucket full of confetti during the performance of "Those
Brave Island Firemen."


Some of the "Miss Flame" contestents in the play have double duty as actual firefighters.
Audience members got a kick out of the "girls" antics and their striking costumes.


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Back to the drawing

board in the odyssey

of the Rogell property
By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
It's back to the drawing board for the heirs of John
R. Rogell.
Anna Maria's planning and zoning board voted to
recommend denial of a request from Susan Negele, a
trustee for her father's estate, for a variance from the
setback requirements for his property at 107 Elm Ave.
The family now plans to see if they can come up
with a plan that doesn't require such a large variance.
They want to sell the property, which has been in
their family for many years. Negele said no one in the
family is in a position to use it, and they need to de-
velop it to get a better deal from a buyer.
Neighboring property owners have expressed con-
cerns that the proposed structure will cause drainage
problems and loss of view and privacy.
Randolph and Nancy Brown own the property to
the south at 104 Pine Ave. They said in a letter to the
board that.denying the variance "does not deny the
owner the right to use the property for its intended use.
It only prevents them from overdeveloping the property
for profit with no regard for neighboring homeowners."
The board unanimously opposed the request at its
March 26 meeting. Chairman Doug Copeland said the
board is charged with granting only the minimum pos-
sible variance from the setback requirements, and he
was not convinced that this condition was met.
William Moore of Brigham and Moore, a Sarasota
law firm specializing in property rights and eminent
domain, represented the Rogell heirs.
The heirs were asking for a variance from the set-
back requirements at the rear of the property from 10
feet to one foot and from seven feet to three feet at the
side of the property.
They want a pei mit for a three-story home with a
'5 --qo.nr-r,-foot footprint on the property.
At the previous hearing, Moore told members of
the planning board that it has been a long journey for
Negele and.her family.
The family had a long uphill battle with the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection over concerns
for protecting the shoreline, Negele said.
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At the Feb. 26 planning and zoning board hearing,
the matter was continued until March 26.
In the interim, Copeland was to check what emer-
gency services, such as the fire district, required. Moore
and his associates were to make the driveway conform
with the side of the home, reduce the roof overhang to line
up with the side of the house and make an effort to find a
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Copeland said he was told that there would be no
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equipped with a sprinkler system.
The Rogell heirs agreed to make the driveway
smaller and to eliminate the roof overhang, but they
didn't present a plan reducing the structure or the re-
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Moore said later in the week, "We're pursuing
modifications. The board indicated they wanted to see
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Students complete CPR course
By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Last November, kindergartner Jack Titsworth nearly
choked on a hot dog during lunch, but thankfully Eris
Lightner, Anna Maria Elementary School food service
manager, was able to clear his airway using the Heimlich
maneuver.
Following the incident, teacher Joyce Ellis decided
she wanted her fifth-grade students to have an opportunity
to learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation and basic life-sav-
ing skills. She made arrangements for Capt. Barry Brooks
of the West Manatee Fire & Rescue Station #1 to give a
six-week course to count as a science credit for students.
Brooks wrapped up the course this week with a re-
view of the chain of survival, including:
Early access to 911.
Early CPR.
Semi-Automatic External Defibrillation.
Early advanced life support.
Brooks also gave students real life scenarios to play
out using a life-like dummy. Students were able to dem-
onstrate each step involved in performing CPR and also
in giving the Heimlich maneuver.
Students said one big lesson they learned was to re-
member to pinch the victim's nose shut in case they have
a cold.
"These kids are amazing," said Brooks. "By far, they
exceed what I expected them to retain."

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The "war room" was ready to go with three tested
veterans and a rookie.
When the gun went off March 27 in a draft of base-
ball players for a computer fantasy league, the rookie
owner from Holmes Beach who had the fifth pick
overall deferred to experience.
Picking a fantasy team over the Internet is perhaps
more nerve-wracking than doing it with the other "team
owners" present.
When it's live in a room, you can get a feel where
people are headed with the next choice or two. Over the
net. it's pick and hope.
It's a pretty savvy group of geeks in the 2001
league.
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can't divulge the team's real name in a family newspa-
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"all of a sudden players are gone."
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asked not to be identified. "Fantasy sports leagues have
been around for years and it was always done in a room
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THE ISLANDER 0 APRIL 4, 2001 0 PAGE 21
Wound up
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tunately for him (more so for the player), Garciaparra
went on the disabled list the morning of the draft and
is expected to miss four months of the season follow-
ing surgery to repair a split tendon in his wrist.
The Island team owner had a similar fate. He chose
- Detroit Tigers power-hitting catcher Mitch Meluskie in
the 15th round. Two days later it was announced
Meluskey would miss the 2001 season with a bad
throwing shoulder.
Not to worry. Each owner can put two players on
the disabled list and pick up other players in the league.
The Island owner went shopping locally and chose
Tampa Bay Devil Rays catcher John Flaherty.
Garciaparra's owner was still trying to find a replace-
ment on opening day, April 2.
The first five picks in the draft were Red Sox
pitcher Martinez, pitchers Randy Johnson of Colorado
and Kevin Brown of Los Angeles, then shortstop Alex
Rodriguez of Texas and fifth for the Islander team was
pitcher Mike Mussina of the New York Yankees.
Some of the other Island team players include
pitchers David Wells of the Chicago White Sox, Mike
Hampton of Colorado, Mariano Rivera of the Yankees,
Freddy Garcia of Seattle and Latroy Hawkins of Min-
nesota, a reliever nabbed in the 22nd round who had 14
saves last year.
The fantasy Island team owner believes they
picked up a front-line catcher with Jorge Posada in the
eighth round. Some of the other power in the lineup
includes Carlos Delgado of Toronto who will be a first
base along with Rich Sexon of Seattle. Gary Sheffield
another local from Tampa of the Dodgers, Mark
Kotsay of San Diego and Brian Jordan and Pat Burrell
are just a few Islanders expected to come through this
season.
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WMFD, Waterfront roll again
in Little League action
The West Manatee Fire & Rescue District contin-
ued its run through the Anna Maria Island Little League
baseball major division with a 13-10 win March 27
over rival Haley's Motel.
The game was a makeup of the March 9 rainout.
Sean Price was the big gun at the plate for WMFD
with three RBIs, while third-baseman Nick Sato had
two singles, two RBIs and scored three times.
WMFD's Greg Lowman won his fourth game of
the year against no losses and had a two-run single,
walked three times and scored twice in the game.
Zach Geeraerts of WMFD laced a two-run single
to right field in the fourth and Ben Valdivieso singled
to center to start the fifth inning and scored.
For Haley's, Steve Faasse had the hot bat, going
four-for-four with three singles, a double, three runs
scored and six RBIs. Jordan Pritchard and Matt Bobo
also had hits for Haley's.
Waterfront Restaurant of the AAA division kept up
its winning ways with a 13-7 win over Air & Energy.
Waterfront erupted for five runs in the second in-
ning on singles from Alex Wright, Lauren Barth, Miles
Hostetler and Heather Howard. Scott Steenstra walked
four times in the game and scored twice.
Howard also doubled in two runs in a key fourth
inning that saw Waterfront score five more runs. Kayla
Boak also double in a pair of runs in the same inning.
Shaun Culhane had a run-scoring single for Waterfront.
And in the surprise of the night, new player Katie
Carlson singled in a run in the fifth inning for Waterfront.
For Air & Energy, the usual suspects came
through.
John Gregory crushed a home run to right center


Little League standings
Major league
WMFR District 7-1
Quality Builders 5-4
Haley's Motel 3-5
Kiwanis 2-7

AAA league
Waterfront 7-1
Air & Energy 4-4
Bistros 1-5



field in the third inning to get Air & Energy within a
run. He also singled and scored in the fifth inning.
Broderick West doubled, singled and knocked in two
runs, while A&E centerfielder Severin Walsted doubled,
singled and got an RBI. Justin Dearlove singled and
walked and Kenny Bums singled and had an RBI.
Like WMFD in the big league, Waterfront is now
7-1 on the season and running away with the division
lead.

Baseball Q & A
Now that baseball season is here, maybe folks will
consider some of the tough baseball questions Sports
Rap tried early in spring training.
We shut it down for a couple of weeks because we
weren't getting much feedback.
We'll try again and see how it goes.
Here's the question from March 14 followed by the
answer.
The batter socks a homer over the left field fence.
He's midway between second and third when the first
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Key Royale Club golf champions honored


The Key Royale Club held its 33rd Annual Awards
Dinner Dance March 29 at the club in Holmes Beach.
On the ladies' side of the club's golf tournaments
Roswitha Fowler was crowned 18-hole champion with
Penny Williams the runner-up.
The nine-hole champion in the first flight was Judy
Miller with Doris Lukow the runner-up. In the second
flight, Betty Riordan took first and Mary Miller was
second. Third-flight champion went to Eunice Warda
with Helen Kloss second.
The Ladies Handicap Tournament champion was
Joyce Brown with Phyllis Locke and Jane Winegarden
runners-up.
On the men's side, Jim Mixon was Club Champion
and Merritt Fineout was runner-up.
The 18-hole "A" Flight championship went to Tom
Steele with Bob Kral runner-up.
The nine-hole championship was won by Lewis


Joe Funk and Frankie Smith-Williams hold the
mixed couples championship trophy awarded March
29 by the Key Royale Club at the 33rd annual dinner
dance held at the club in Holmes Beach.

SPORTS RAP, FROM PAGE 22
base coach, noting that the runner stepped over first,
attracts his attention. The batter-runner retouches sec-
ond base, goes back and tags first, then continues
around the bases. Is this legal?
No. The ball becomes dead when it leaves the park
and, when the ball is dead, he cannot return to touch a
missed base after advancing to and touching a base
beyond the missed base.
To retire the runner, the defensive team must have
the pitcher put the new ball in play and throw to first
base. The coach, of course, should have kept his mouth
shut and permitted his player to circle the bases, hop-
ing the opponents would fail to notice this failure to
touch first. (From Official Baseball Rules 7.02, 7.10b-
Approved ruling, 7.10b Play).
This week's question is: With two out, the bases
loaded and a 3-and-2 count on the batter, all runners break
with the pitch. The batter strikes out, but the ball sails past
the catcher and lodges in the umpire's mask. Before the
ball is extracted, three runners score. Do the runs count?

Dolphins need uniforms
The Anna Maria Island Dolphins age 9-12 football
team is in need of money to buy equipment and uni-
forms.
The team needs about $7,000 to outfit the squad
that will play its inaugural season starting in August.
Because this is the first year, the team needs every-
thing from cleats to helmets to footballs.
On Saturday, April 7, players and their parents will
camp out at Publix, Island Kitchen and Shells restau-
rant to raise money.
Anyone interested in donating should call Coach
Tom Moore at the Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
ter, 778-1908.


Winegarden and Sam Strohm was second.
President's Cup championship went to Vince
Mercadante with Bob Landgren runner-up.


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Vince Mercandante took home top honors in the
President's Cup at Key Royale Club. He won the
18- and 9-hole championships.


Anna Maria Island
Little League schedule


Majors
April 5
April 6
April 9
April 10


Kiwanis vs. Haley's Motel
Quality Builders vs. WMFD
Haley's vs. WMFD
Quality vs. Kiwanis
Games at 7p.m.


AAA League
April 4 Bistros vs. Waterfront Restaurant
April 7 Air & Energy vs. Waterfront
Games at 5:30 p.m.

AA League
April 5 Anna Maria Spirits vs. Betsy Hills
April 6 Home True Value vs. Sandbar
April 9 Betsy Hills vs. Sandbar
April 10 Home True Value vs. Spirit
Games at 5 p.m.

T-ball League
April 7 Harry's vs. Morgan Stanley/Dean Witter 10
a.m., Longboat Key
Dr. Danziger vs. Harry's Continental Kitch
ens 11 a.m., Longboat Key
Home team is listed second in all divisions.



Twisters set world record
It's official. At least 1,055 people twisted the
night away at Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach
on New Year's Eve 1999 and made it into the
record book.
According to the Guiness World Records,
that's well, you know, a world record.


The Mixed Couples Tournament champions were
Joe Funk and Frankie Smith-Williams. Runners-up
were Bill Kamke and Lorraine Towne.


Nine-hole champion Joyce Brown.


A-flight champion Tom Steele is all smiles after
receiving his golf award at Key Royale Club.



Little League major division
batting averages
Greg Lowman, WMFD .680
Sean Pittman, Quality Builders .556
Steve Faasse, Haley's .538
Zach Geeraerts, WMFD .412
Andrew Royals, Kiwanis .409
Matt McDonough, Kiwanis .367
Matt Bobo, Haley's .360
Kevin Kirn, Haley's .353
Spencer Carper, Quality .348
Chad Richardson, Quality .333
Tanner Pelkey, Haley's .312

Doubles Pittman and Lowman 6 each, Royals
and Richardson and Faasse 4 each, Eric Whitley,
Estaban Reyes and Tanner Pelkey 3 each, Chris
Klotz, Kirn, McDonough and Alex Phillips 2 each
Triples Lowman 2, Alonzo Price and McDonough
1 each
Home runs Lowman 4, Faasse 1
RBIs -Lowman 29, Matt McDonough 12, Faasse
10, Chris Klotz, Mark Spence and Royals 8 each,
Keith Reynolds 7, Pelkey, Kirn and Sato 6 each,
Sean Price, Chad Richardson and Bobo 5 each,
Whitley and Pelkey 4 each
Walks Spencer Carper 11, Zach Geeraerts 9, Jor-
dan Pritchard 7

Pitching
Lowman 4-0, 5.42 ERA, 52 Ks, 17 walks; Patrick
Cole 3-0, 3.20 ERA, 19 Ks; Pittman 3-1, 2.45 ERA,
37 Ks, 19 walks; Faasse 3-3, 3.64 ERA, 59 Ks, 34
walks; Chad Richardson 1-2, 4.98 ERA, 19 Ks, 17
walks; Connor Bystrom 0-3, 5.52 ERA, 38 Ks, 15
walks.


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Go figure! Here's some numbers to ponder


Despite my being numerically challenged, this
week's column includes a bunch of figures. Some-
times you've gotta let the math flow over you to get
to the story.

Turtle data
Suzi- Fox, president of Anna Maria Island Turtle
Watch and chief guru for the program,has uncovered
some old sea turtle nesting and crawl data. As you can
see from the numbers, there have been some wild fluc-
tuations in the crawls that's when a sea turtle comes
ashore to nes~ and the mother turtles who actually
dug nests and laid eggs, in the past 12 years.
Going out on a limb statistically, it looks to me that
there's about twice as many crawls as nests each year.
My guess would be the mama turtles like to come
ashore and sniff around at least once before they find
a patch of beach they like for a nest.
But the wild numbers are the wild differences from
year to year: a low of 25 in 1988 versus a high of 202
in 1998, 10 years later. My math has that work out to
1,573 turtle nests, or an average of 143 nests per year
foi the beaches of Anna Maria Island.
Not counting turtle deaths due to disorientations -
lighting problems that result in prolonged treks to the
water (dehydration) or fatalities due to cars running
over the little hatchlings the result of turtle date
since 1988 should be 157,300 little turtles that scam-
pered into the Gulf of Mexico from the Island since
1988, what with an average of 100 eggs per nest. With
a mortality rate of one turtle out of 100 reaching adult-
hood ... well, you can work out that math yourself.
Turtle season officially "starts" May 1, although
opening day is more set in sand than stone and female
turtles could come ashore earlier or later than that time.
As always, we'll keep you informed of the status of sea
turtle season as it proceeds during the summer.

More shocking numbers
You've probably been watching the reports of the


By Paul-Rqaat 5


energy crisis gripping the western United States in the
past month. Rolling black-outs are becoming common
as energy officials scramble to find ways to keep the
juice flowing for the burgeoning population. Califor-
nia has been the hardest hit state, but other parts of the
west are in trouble, too.
Nevada, and especially Las Vegas, is also looking at
increased electricity costs as a way to curb power usage.
And as the casinos are in what one official calls the
"bright-light business," those energy hikes are significant.
MGM Mirage is the largest owner of hotels and ca-
sinos in Las Vegas. The budget for electricity for its resorts
this year: $39 million, up from $33 million last year.
I've been trying to bring that number into some
kind of perspective. Working out the math, the Mirage
pays something like $74 a minute for power pretty
close to what I pay per month for electricity.
Apparently one of the Vegas megaresorts with
3,000 rooms uses enough juice to power 9,000 three-
bedroom houses.
The Vegas strip is trying to cut back on electricity,
using fluorescent bulbs instead of incandescent. The
tubes use about 75 percent less power than bulbs, so the
savings should be significant for some applications.
The Sahara resort's sign alone has 7,250 25-watt bulbs.
Yikes!

Island numbers
Elsewhere in this publication is a break-out of the
population of the Island based on census figures for the


year 2000. If you're interested in the quick-and-dirty
population totals for the area, here they are:
Anna Maria: 1,814.
Bradenton Beach: 1,482.
Holmes Beach: 4,966.
Longboat Key: 7,603.
Manatee County: 264,002.
All of the cities but Bradenton Beach showed mod-
est population increases of 3 or 4 percent; Bradenton
Beach dropped 10.5 percent, apparently due to the
growing number of vacation homes in the Island's
southernmost city.
Manatee County grew almost 25 percent, appar-
ently due to the huge influx out east.

Florida's 68th county?
The above numbers are important to remember
when you get this figure: Disney World employs
56,000 people.
A land-use planner made a tongue-in-cheek refer-
ence once to Florida having "67 counties and Disney."
With that kind of workforce, the Land of the Big Rat
appears to really be a county unto itself.
For comparison, the City of Sarasota has a popu-
lation of 53,000.

Sandscript factoid
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says
roundabouts reduce accidents by 90 percent at intersec-
tions compared to intersections with traffic signals.
"Mistakes at roundabouts result in fender-
benders," an institute official said. "Mistakes at stop
signs and traffic signals can be catastrophic."
Bradenton Beach's roundabout at Gulf Drive and
Bridge Street opened in 1994. It was the first round-
about on a state highway in Florida. To date, there have
been no accidents at that intersection, substantiating the
institute's figures.
Oh, and there have been about 300 roundabouts
built in the United States in the past 10 years.


Sea turtle nesting, crawl data
1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Crawls 43 138 140 159 177 244 237 No data 332 329 423 431 371
Nests 25 91 100 96 102 155 116 No data 171 161 202 190 164


Holmes Beach labels city storm drains


By Diana Bogan
islander Correspondent
"Dump No Waste" is a simple yet important re-
minder being labeled on stormdrains throughout
Holmes Beach.
Joe Duennes, superintendent of public works, and
his staff have already labeled two-thirds of the
stormdrains and catch basin lids in the city.
"Essentially what we are asking is that people be more
observant about what they put down these drains," said
Duennes. "This eventually flows into our bay."
Common materials that flow into community
storm drains include motor oil, gasoline and pesticides.


Homeowners should also be aware of where rain
water from their home's gutter system flows. Duennes
said that gutters should not dump the runoff directly
into stormdrains, but instead it should be allowed to go
into the grass.
"Grass provides a natural treatment process for
waste running off household gutters," explained
Duennes. "If the discharge runs directly into the
stormdrain it's not being filtered."
Keep Manatee Beautiful provided the stencils for
the signage and Duennes is providing the manpower to
see that the stormdrains throughout the city are main-
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Horseshoe winners
Winners in the March 31 horseshoe games
were John Crawford and Ron Pepka, both of
Bradenton. Runners-up were Herb Puryear and
Bill Starrett, both of Anna Maria.
Winners in the March 28 games were Tom
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Anna Maria and England. Runners-up were Dean
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THE ISLANDER M APRIL 4, 2001 0 PAGE 25


Gags in close, guides say catch 'em from 2 to 10 miles out


By Capt. David Futch
Gag grouper that had pulled a disappearing act the
last couple of months have returned like gangbusters
and they can be caught in numbers from two to 10
miles off the Island.
Congratulations to Don Pearman of Anna Maria
Island who placed third in the seventh annual Suncoast
Kingfish Classic with a 34.64-pound king.
Randy Keys of Madiera Beach won the overall title
with a 44.6-pounder. For their efforts, the Keys team
won a 19-foot Proline boat with a 150-horsepower
Mercury and a trailer.
Second place went to Sarasota's Darren Blum with
a 35.52-pound kingfish.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said
things are really happening.
"Offshore, fishing is as phenomenal as it gets," he
said. "The gag grouper we've been waiting for all win-
ter are in the 15- to 20-mile range. Cobia on the off-
shore reefs. We have reports of huge schools of permit
on the reefs and offshore wrecks.
"Tarpon fishing still good around the Sunshine
Skyway Bridge. There are tarpon near the beaches. Still
look for kingfish. Some have passed us, but many re-
main. Try near the three-mile reef."
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said he caught king-
fish to 20 pounds in 45 to 60 feet of water trolling
spoons and lures.
Zach said permit are in 50 to 65 feet of water and
went nuts over the pass crabs he was throwing to them.
Don't even try to catch pass crabs yourself because
it's a pain Annie's has plenty.
Spanish mackerel and sheepshead are near the
beaches, Zach said. On the inside, he said he caught
speckled trout and gray trout, pompano and sheeps-
head. Early t'is week snook and redfish were plentiful
in the bays.
Capt. Sam Kimball on the Legend out of Annie's
mirrored Zach's fishing report on permit with 15- to
25-pounders in 50 to 65 feet of water. Guess what? He
caught them on crabs. There are school kings to 10
pounds in the same depth, he said.
Trout and sheepshead to 5 pounds and flounder to
23 inches can be found inshore and near-shore. Also,
pompano and mackerel are on the near-shore reefs,
Kirpball said.
CApt. Matt Bowers on the Outcast in Holmes
Beach said he caught eight keeper gag grouper just
seven miles out while fishing hard bottom. He also
caught a couple of kingfish in the same area.
"There are alot of fish at the Seven-Mile Reef,"
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Capt. Matt Bowers on the Outcast in Holmes Beach.
Bowers said they were using artificial plugs and
were fishing in Holmes Beach canals where snook
congregate when the water temperature drops.

per in close, too."
Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
trout and redfish are biting on the inside near Longboat
Key. The redfish are monsters 18 to 27 inches -
and there are big schools of them around, Gause said.
Cobia are available in Sarasota Bay south of Long Bar
and farther south in deeper water.
Offshore, mackerel and permit are on the artificial
reefs, while grouper, snapper and amberjack are in 80
feet of water where they're supposed to be, Gause said.
Capt. Thorn Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he concentrated his efforts near Tidy Island
in north Sarasota Bay and caught redfish to 22 inches.
"There are schools of trout to 24 inches. Smaller floun-
der to 16 inches are in the same area and we caught
some small snook. We worked different places looking
for redfish and we ended up with nice trout at the same
time. I was using a Cotee swirltail with chartreuse color
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there with them.
Capt. Mike Greig of Capt. Mike's Charters in
Holmes Beach said he caught a mess of gag grouper in
18 feet of water just off the Island.
"We were fishing some rocks and the gags just
jumped on the bait," Greig said. "Cobia are in the bays
and we had some nice mangrove snapper. Snook and
redfish are on the inside up by the mangroves."
Capt. Steve Salgado on the Compleat Angler
said he got permit to 28 pounds 10 to 15 miles out.
Kingfish are topping out at 30 pounds and cobia are off
the beaches and they're about 30 pounds. Trout to 21
inches can be had in the bays, he said.
Capt. Roy Salgado of the Grand Slam said he's
catching permit like they're going out of style, using
crabs for bait.
"We had a couple permit that came in at about 25
pounds," Salgado said. "Kingfish from 10 to 20 pounds
and mackerel are near the permit. In 135 feet of water, we
caught some door-mat-sized flounder to 29 inches. There
are gag grouper and big ones in the same area as the floun-
der."
Bill Campbell said folks at the Rod & Reel Pier
in Anna Maria have been catching a dozen or so pom-
pano on lures and shrimp every day.
"The mackerel and sheepshead are still around the
pier in force," Campbell said. "On Friday, anglers were
catching ladyfish. Snook are biting early in the morn-
ing, but that's about the only time they seem to be in-
terested in feeding."
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide out of
Holmes Beach said gag grouper fishing has taken off.
They're near shore and also out past the 100-foot-deep
mark. There also seem to be a lot of cobia around and
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Island real estate sales
305 Spring, Anna Maria, a 2bed/lbath/cp 864 sfla
house built in 1962 on a 52x145 lot, was sold 3/1/01,
Noriega-Wilson to Nelson, for $194,000; list $199,000.
3404 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 6 Gulf Beach Place,
a 1,197 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1987 and listed
for $239,900, was traded for 3 Gulf Beach Place (same
size and age) at 3402 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 3/2/01,
Throop to Scygiel unit 6, for $225,000, with Gulf Coast
Parking Co. to Throop unit 3, for $220,000.
408 Alamanda. Anna Maria, a ground-level 1,484
sfla 4bed/2bath/pool home built in 1951 on a 53x100
lot, was sold 2/28/01, Worth to Altman, for $310,275.
5351 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a two-story 3,434 sfla
office building built in 1981 on a 75x141 lot, was sold 2/
28/01, Erickson to Grossman, for $257,725; list $280,000.
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sold 2/26/01, Fox to Ruizdevilla, for $145,000; list
$149,900.
9907 Gulf Dr. or 201 Spring, Anna Maria, a
52x145 lot, was sold 2/26/01, Albert to Salinas, for
$125,000; list $125,000.
1801 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 279 Runaway
Bay, a Ibed/lbath 691 sfla condo built in 1978, was
sold 3/8/01, Pearlberg to Hill, for $134,000.
231 Oak, Anna Maria, a canalfront 2bed/2bath/
I car 1,259 sfla home built in 1966 on a 75x 125 lot, was
sold 3/7/01, Henriquez to Ruffolo, for $275,000.
3020 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a 50x105 lot, was
sold 3/7/01, Mike Carter I Inc. to Gilmore, for $80,000.
4200 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 102 Gulf Sands, a
1,008 sfla 2bed/2bath Gulffront condo built in 1979,
was sold 3/5/01, Miller to Anderson, for $315,000; list
$315,000.
5300 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 501 Martinique
North, a Gulffront 1,057 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in
1971, was sold 3/5/01, Toner to Lawrence, for
$336,000; list $359,900.
628 Dundee, Holmes Beach, a canalfront 3bed/
3bath/2car home built in 1967 on a 95x115 lot, was
sold 3/6/01, Davies to Mischke, for $309,000.






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


SAILBOAT WATER No bridges
to the Bay when you sail your boat
from the dock of this very private
3BR/2.5BA home on large lot in
Anna Maria. Cyrstal clear caged
pool. Short walk to the beautiful
beach. Very open. Tons of possi-
bilities. $525,000. IB203115.


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

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

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


Longboat's Seeger featured
in boating magazine
Bob Seeger of Longboat Key, veteran yacht
broker, is to be featured broker for Gulfwind Marine
in the April issue of the national magazine "Power
and Motor Yacht," Gulfwind has announced.
He has been with Gulfwind Marine Broker-
age for two years, located at the Gulfwind office
at 1601 Ken Thompson Pkwy. on City Island, off
the south ramp of the New Pass Bridge from
Longboat Key. He may be reached at 388-4411.


741 Manatee Ave. W., Holmes Beach, 31 Westbay
Cove South, a 1,179 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in
1977, was sold 3/7/01, Farr to Tennison, for $175,000.
101 25th St. N., Bradenton Beach, a 3,000 sfla
four-plex with pool built in 1967 on a 50x100 lot, was
sold 3/13/01, Perryman to Alley, for $550,000; list
$599,000.
238 Oak, Anna Maria, a canalfront 1,170 sfla 2bed/
2bath/lcar home built in 1965 on a 75x148 lot, was
sold 3/15/01, no fooling, Oak to Roberts, for $280,000;
list $279,000, no fooling.
2917 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a 3bed/2bath 1,260
sfla home built in 1999 on a 50x100 lot, was sold 3/13/
01, Ingorvaia to Adams, for $230,000.
PLEASE SEE REAL ESTATE, NEXT PAGE





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THE ISLANDER 0 APRIL 4, 2001 0 PAGE 27-


Moreland Marine 2-county
dealer for Regal Boats
Moreland Marine International Inc., at Holmes
Beach Marina and 8375 U.S. 41 in Sarasota, has
been appointed official dealer for Regal Boats in
Manatee and Sarasota counties.
The Is'and firm said the Regal line of luxury
sports boats, cruisers and yachts joins Moreland's
fishing boat lines of Proline and Key West.
Holmes Beach Marina may be reached at 778-
2121.


REAL ESTATE, FROM PAGE 26

305 Clark Dr., Holmes Beach, an 88x85 lakefront
lot, was sold 3/16/01, Clark to Gibson, for $146,000;
list $149,000.
5608 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 216 Sun Plaza
West, a Gulffront 2bed/2bath 1,092 sfla condo built iii
1981, was sold 3/14/01, McGuire-Caugherty to
McNichols-Sucec. for $415.000.
619 N. Point Dr., Holmes Beach, a'canalfront
2,046 sfla 3bed/2.5bath/2car home built in 1987 on a
79x106x125x109 lot, was sold 3/16/01, Hood to
Latorre, for $650,000; list $695,000.
707 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, a canalfront 4bed/
2.5bath duplex built in 1967 on a 90x100 lot, was sold
3/16/01, Stockmaster to Sawe, for $369,900; list
$369.900.
Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate
broker, 778-1222, exclusively for The Islander. Copy-
right 2001.



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Cleaner-uppers
Members of the Kaleidescope Chapter of the American Business Women's Association spent a day of nice
weather to clean up Gulf Drive under the Adopt-A-Highway program. Shown left to right, front row, are Suzie
Atherton, lan Mathews and Cynthia Turner; back row, June Pruitt, Chris Donnolo, Alice Mathews and the
chapter's president, Brenda Miller.


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RARELY AVAILABLE BAYFRONT RESI-
DENCE. Dazzling view of the Skyway bridge.
High elevation, large rooms, storm shutters.
Heated pool, boat dock, davits, seawall in-
stalled in 1996. $899,000. Hal Gillihan, 778-
2194. 73912
WATERFRONT
LARGE BAYFRONT CONDOMINIUM in
guarded community with spectacular pan-
oramic view of Sarasota Bay and Longboat
Key. Loft provides extra living space. Live in a
resort-style atmosphere. $286,000. Bob and
Penny Hall, 749-5981. 73366
FABULOUS RIVER LOCATION. End unit with
fireplace. Balcony access from living room and
master bedroom overlooking the river. Secure
lobby, clubhouse, fitness center, sauna, bil-
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DRAMATIC CONTEMPORARY HOME on Anna
Maria Island. Captivating Gulf view from this cus-
tom-designed home by renowned architect Gene
Leedy. Just steps to white sandy beaches of the
Gulf of Mexico. $999,000. Sandy Drapala, 749-5797
or Kathy Marcinko 252-1618.44232
MAINLAND
RARE 1.1 +/- PARCEL. 2BR French cottage,
upstairs apartment and detached garage with
apartment built in 1925. Red tile and stucco
construction. Large two-story high living room
with fireplace, entry parlor. $300,000. Don
Lewis, 746-3200. 74139
TWO-STORY SPANISH GEM 1920s vintage,
lovingly restored. Newer roof, central A/C sys-
tems, windows, appliances. Two fireplaces,
wood floors, beautiful baths and kitchen.
$199,500. Ruth Lawler, 856-0396. 72255


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Total rehab.. ceramic-tile throughout, fiberglass exterior doors,
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PERICO SHORES LAKEFRONT 3BR/2BA. Quality home, room
for pool. Furniture extra. $309,000.
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and rental income from Dollar General. $3,150,000.
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BUILDERS HOME FURNITURE Displayed but never
used. Four-piece bedroom sets $259; sofa and love
seat $399; queen bed set $199; full $159; twin $129;
futons (sofa by day, bed at night) frame and mattress
$199; daybed (white with brass finials) including two
mattresses and pop-up unit $285. Can deliver. Call
753-7118.

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

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

MAPLE COFFEETABLE, end table $35. Man's bi-
cycle $10. 778-9262.

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

COMPLETE DUPLEX furnishings. Bed to dishes for
one bedroom plus. (941) 625-2889.

LADIES: I am buying costume and vintage jewelry.
778-4451.

CLASSIC SCHWINN TANDEM perfect for Island
cruising. Red with black leather seats and original bell
and free wheel. $1,100, OBO. Call 778-3401.

14,000 BTU, 110-VOLT window air conditioner, good
condition, very cold air, $120. Two half-inch drills, $5,
car radio $10. 779-9144.

WILSON HAMMER 5.8 tennis racquet, strung with
Wilson Sensation NXT 17. Grip size 4-1/4. Four
points head heavy, power level medium. Excellent
condition. Includes cover, $45. 748-6222.

1997 Kawasaki Jet Ski STS 750. Newly re-condi-
tioned engine (90-day guarantee) new pads and
stickers plus galvanized Continental trailer. Priced to
sell $3,500 OBO. Call 794-0216.


YARD SALE SATURDAY April 7, 8am-4pm. Exoctica,
masks, beads, lapis jewelry, textiles, prints, TVs,
Nintendo and weird stuff. 311 59th St., Holmes Beach.

MOVING SALE SATURDAY & Sunday, April 7 & 8.
Beds, refrigerator, dishwasher, bikes, TV, furniture,
household. All must go. 718 Holly, Anna Maria.

ROSER THRIFT SHOP open Tues., Thurs.,
9:30am-2pm. Sat. 9am-noon. Donations Wednes-
days 9am-11 am. Sales racks. 511 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria. 779-2733.

TWO-FAMILY GARAGE SALE. Saturday and Sun-
day, April 7 and 8, 9am-2pm. Handicap equipment,
kitchen, TV, linens, books, fans, furniture and beds.
207 Elm Ave., Anna Maria.

YARD SALE-SATURDAY, April 7, 9am-1 pm. Bikes,
vacuum cleaner, bait buckets, boat seats, etc. 224 S.
Harbor, Holmes Beach.

HURRY! HURRY! Saturday, April 7, 9:30am-2pm.
Great sale including 15-foot Coleman canoe, gas
barbeque, boating equipment, bikes, appliances, plus
much more. 10307 Waterbird Way, Flamingo Cay, off
Manatee Avenue. 794-0216.

MULTI-FAMILY MOVING sale. Saturday, April 7.
Lots of good stuff. 117th St. West in Sunny Shores.


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.


1994 Dodge Mark II. Luxury model. Loaded, low
miles. Must sell. Call Phil 778-8281.
BOATS & BOA- ; TINGd/[


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.



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ANNUAL RENTALS 2BR/2BA duplex in Holmes Beach ~ $725 month


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.

BOATERS! Canvas repair, resews, replacements.
Free pick-up, free delivery, free estimates. Call Gulf
Coast Canvas. 794-8997. Ask about Gortex thread.


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 forfine 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.

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.

TEACHERS/COUNSELORS NEEDED at Anna
Maria Island Community Center. After-school pro-
gram (grades K-5) Work 25hours per week, Monday-
Friday. Must be a team player in an exciting positive
environment. Pays $7-$9 per hour depending on
experience/education. Call Mary, 778-1908.


Inie isiallier


DUPLEX INVESTMENT





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2BR/1.5BA each side
New roof
New windows and sills
Newer A/C, carpet and washer/dryer
Close to the beach
Great investment
Was $225~8,0 Now $215,000!

Call Nick Patsios
Broker/Associate
941 778-6066


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941 778-4642


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REAL ESTATE Inc.
9701 Gulf Drive PO Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216
(941)778-2307* 1-800-306-9666
www.franmaxonrealestate.com r[ MiL
V 1970 VISIT OUR NEW SALES OFFICE LOCATED AT

310 PINE AVENUE, ANNA MARIA (941) 779-0304

FEATURED LISTING OF THE WEEK







UNDER CONSTRUCTION in Perico Shores!
3BR/3BA contemporary with approxi-
mately, 2.150 sq.ft. of living area. Features
include large master suite, family room,
great room. lanai, two-car garage and much '
more. Asking $325,000. For details Dial
Darcie Duncan at 779-0304. ____
HURRY ONLY three lots left! Perico Shores is a quaint subdivision located on a
lagoon within minutes to the beach. Will build to suit or choose your own builder.
Surveys available. Home sites range from $79,000-$99,000. For details Dial
Darice Duncan at 779-0304.

VACATION RENTALS Call for our color brochure 800 306-9666
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DICK MAHERT
AND
DAVE JONES
ISLAND SPECIALISTS ."-
DAVE A1




Simplify Your Search!
Call anytime for a consultation.




JULIE McCLURE
Estate And
Household
Sales

Antique And
Personal
Property
Appraisals

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




GET TO KNOW US!

Meet Claire Tort. Claire has
been a Realtor for 13 years
and with Green Real Estate
since December 2000. She "" ,
came to Green Real Estate
from E.R.A. Dickman Real *
Estate in Ruskin where she
had an "astounding" 12 year track record as a Top
producer. Fluent in both French and Spanish,
Claire risa-groat asset to our rapidly increasing
foreign market. Stop by Green Real Estate to say
"Hi Claire."


Visit our website at www.greenreal.com


"WALK WITH ME..."
in paradise at


I can make your
Island dreams come true.
ED OLIVEIRA
REALTOR
SSales & Rentals Since 1981
i \ T Office 778-4800 Cell 778-1199
i- 5201 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach, Fl 34217




Te Islander


NEAR GVLF ANNA MAR1A
Large tuplex on 1 '/2 lots on quiet street.
2BR/2BA each site with large living Amb
family rooms. Owier financing.


GOVULRONT
four beautiful apts. directly on the beach
with outstanding income. Newer builbin5
features top of the line constructioM AMn
appliances. Private elevator to the top units.
Two 3BR/2DA anu two 2DR/2BA. Perfectly
maintained with tile floors, lovely furnish-
ings amb spectacular views.


GVLFFRONT
Anna Maria Islan Club 2BR/2BA conbo. Ex-
cellent vacation rental. Tumkley fwurmisheb.
Larse heate pool, secure entrance, elevator.


CHARMER West Brabenton 3BR/2BA,
ArelAnubscapeb lot with workshop anb
Wmiap-arount beck. $129,000.


Mike
Norman

Realty INC


800-367-1617
941-778-6696


3101 GULF DRIVE HOLMES BEACH
WWW. MIKENORMANREALTY.COM
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ANNA MARIA


SuinTCoast
REAL ESTATE, LLC


Gloria Schorpp


Helen White Mary Ann Schmidt


PERICO ISLAND
2BR/2BA Perico Island condo with view of pond.
Screened porch, walk-in closet, washer/dryer,
second floor end unit. Great location! $137,900.
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.
BEACH HOUSE
4BR/4BA turnkey furnished beach house west of
Gulf Drive in historic Anna Maria City. Large lot,
great rental. $495,000.
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.
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.
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.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEXES
3BR/2BA and 2BR/1BA duplex west of Gulf Drive.
Near gorgeous beach. Large shaded yard. New roof,
washer and dryer, three refrigerators. $285,000.
2BR/2BA each side. Central Holmes Beach. Close
to library, beach, shopping and bus line. Garages
and work area. Great rental. $285,000.
2BR/2BA each side. Close to beach. New roof and
carpeting. Fruit trees, large lot, residential area.
Excellent rental history. $299,900.


Julie Gilstrap-Royal


Patti Mariferen


ANNUAL RENTALS
7104 MARINA DRIVE
3BR/2BA pool, fireplace, unique cathedral ceilings,
one-car garage. Available now $1,500 mo.
SUNBOW BAY
1BR/1BA 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 SiI Coast
REAL ESTATE, LLC
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 www.suncoastinc.com


Wle NINmllf.' prq OR II.


TWO HOMES FOR THE PRICE OF ONE. This unique
property has two great homes with a large greenhouse
and workshop (60 by 25 ft.), all on an extra large lot in
northern Hoimes Beach. Owners home features
2BR/2BA, 1,400 sq.ft., large screened porch and two-
car garage. Greenhouse/workshop building is perfect
for artist, nursery or keep:as a workshop. Incredible
storage. These wonderful properties 're on separate
tax rolls and could be separated by new owner. Offered..
as a total package for just $395,000. .


reen
REAL ESTATE
OF ANNA MARIA
778-0455
9906 Gulf Drive


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

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

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

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

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

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 construc-
tion trades. "I'm handy to have around." 778-1022.

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.

DOMESTIC GODDESS can do it for you. Make your
life easier. Been a mother for 35 years, an adult
caregiver for 10. I do it all and have a car. Four-hour
minimum, $12.50/hour. Wonderful Island references.
778-4192.



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E mail: info@smithrealtors.com
Web site: www.smithrealtors.com


BAYFRONT. Breathtaking direct bayfront with bay and
Gulf views. 33 ft. family room overlooks sand and sea
oats. Open floor plan with brick feature wall, wood-
burning fireplace, terrazzo and hand-painted tile living-
room floor and two baths. Two-story guest house has
3BR/2BA. $1,225,000. Dial the Duncans! Judy or
Marion, 778-1589.


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

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.

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

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.

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

SPRING IS HERE! Time to freshen your home. Deep
cleaning, weekly cleaning, ironing, errands. Low
rates and free estimates, references available.
Phone after 6 pm, Monday-Friday, 778-7769.

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

CHAMBERLAIN PROFESSIONAL CLEANING.
Residential, condos. Experienced, dependable, af-
fordable, honest. Local references. Call 750-4772.
Leave message.




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Your Guide to Gulf Coast Living
Ifwaterfront and "Island-style"
t living appeal to you, talk with
\ Sylvia Marnie today. Originally from
Britain, Sylvia Marnie is a Realtor-
Associate with Michael Saunders &
Company. She can help you make
your dream a reality with her unsurpassed dedication
and knowledge of the area.
Find out about:
Property values and current marker information
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720 KEY ROYALE DR. NORTH POINT HARBOUR
New 5BR/3.5BA, formal dining room, library,
new seawall, deep-water canal access
to Tampa Bay. May occupancy. $995,000.
723 KEY ROYALE DR. NORTH POINT HARBOUR
Incredible panoramic view of Tampa Bay
and Skyway bridge. 3BR(2 master suites)/
3.5BA. Gourmet kitchen, dock and boat lift.
$1,085,000.
220 82ND ST. NEW 3BR/2BA TOWNHOUSE
Courtyard entry. Oak staircase. Private
master suite on third floor. Boat dock deeded
with townhouse. $349,900.
VACANT LOT
803 Gladiolus Street. $340,000.


BAMBI DAYCARE and preschool now accepting
enrollments, ages 1-5 and before-and-after school
care. 778-2967 or 713-6856.

FREE ESTIMATES 749-0454. Quality satisfaction
guaranteed. 20 years experience, no material mark-
ups. Rent-a-man for all building needs.

CAREGIVER NEEDS a home and someone to care
for. Many years experience and references. Call Lois
"Daisy" Bond, 778-6000.

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

I HAVE TWO bi-weekly openings for residential
cleaning. All Island references, nine years experi-
ence. 792-3772, after 5pm.

TIRED OF FIGHTING TRAFFIC? No parking? Can't
read the street signs at night? Not sure where the
address is? Take a taxi and arrive safely. $1.50 to get
in, $1.50 per mile. Clean, friendly service. Island
Transportation, 7am-3am. 737-0336.

CLEANING, HOUSE/PETSITTING. Personal assis-
tance by Julie. Licensed, call for references and
rates. (941) 365-5963.


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.


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BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY An artist's paradise in downtown
Anna Maria across the street from city hall and a stone's throw
from the Sandbar restaurant. Two huge (1,400 sq.ft.) work
bays downstairs with a mighty Gulfview upstairs (1,200 sq.ft.).
Two full baths upstairs with two one-half baths downstairs.
Parks eight. Asking $500,000.
Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, Fl 34216
Phone & Fax: (941) 778-1222
E-Mail: dougdowling@earthlink.net
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ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If it's
broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior discount.
Call 778-2581 or 713-0676.

DEPENDABLE LAWN CARE Year'round or one
time. Mowing, clean-ups, sprinkler repair. Call Jason,
744-5167 or 284-3333.

INTRODUCING ANNA MARIA environmental main-
tenance. Single parent will maintain your landscape
at low monthly cost. First cut free. Bill Goldschmitt,
792-6289.



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

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

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



VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/
exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Dan or Bill, 795-5100.

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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eff thayer 9906 Gulf Drive
JSales Specialist jeff @greenreal.com


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.

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.


Moving In?

Moving Out?
Moving Up?
Call Karen Day
778-6696
) 'Evenings: 779-2237
Mike Norman Realty, inc.
3101 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach


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3BR/2BA Neat as a pin home. Excellent
opportunity to live steps from a great
walking beach. Exceptional private back-
yard with screened porch for entertain-
ing. $279,900. Ken Rickett, 778-3026.


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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 sand-
wich shop (business only) located
in heavy traffic shopping center.
Owner will finance. Lynn Hostetler
778-4800. $35,000.


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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
LSandy's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
Wre Monitor Irrigation Systems
1 Service INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
778.1345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
Established in 1983

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Licensed/Insured Serving Anna Maria Island Since 1986 761-8900

Paradise Improvements 778-4173
Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
-- Replacement Doors and Windows
~~ Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
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(941)794-5894
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Drywall Ceiling Repair
Custom Wall Finishing Interior/Exterior
25 Yrs Experience Cell 650-7871 Eves 778-9506


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FLOOR COUERIIGS
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 s 941-792-4761
Trim Installation -. y 941-730-6422
Door Hanging Free Estimates
Cabinet Installation g 50-Years Total
Ceramic Tiling Experience
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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,
1 BR/1 BA.

3103-B Avenue F. Ideal for single. No pets. Em-
ployed with good credit. 1-800-894-1950.

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

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

ELEVATED CANALFRONT home. 2BR/1BA newly
remodeled up scale furnishings. Steps to beach.
Available for 2002 seasonal renters. $2,500/month.
Call (813)920-3845 evenings, (813)971-1320 day.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
refurbished, 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 Pointe Realty, 779-0732.

ANNUAL RENTAL Bradenton Beach, 2BR/2BA, el-
evated duplex. New carpet, one block to beach. $775/
month, plus security deposit. No pets. 794-1103.

BRITISH COUPLE SEEKS home trade anywhere in
United States. Minimum one month 778-5263.


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/1BA, furnished, pool,
laundry facilities, all utilities included. Steps to beach.
Available May1 -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.
$775 per month. 941-625-2889.

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 bech, 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 Bruc 770-0807.

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.



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FOR RENT, 2BR/2BA waterfront villa. Fantastic
view. One-car covered parking. $800/month. Call
Steve 545-7967 or slloydevans@cs.com.

1BR/1BA COTTAGE, Cortez. Furnished, laundry,
annual. $565/one person, $635/two people, plus
electric. 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, half
double, 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 REAGc SEASONAL. Walk to beach, bay
view. 2BR/3BA, garage, almost new. 779-9074.

PRIME RETAIL SPACE for rent. Available in the new
Dolphin Plaza. 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. 778-
-4451 or 779-0729.

PANORAMI; oVtIFW. 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.

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

DIRECT GULF VIEW, south Bradenton Beach. 2BR/
2BA, washer/dryer, $1,300; 2BR/1BA, $1,200. Fur-
nished, cable, water included. Lease and deposit.
504-6009, 746-5597.

ANNA MAR!A HOME refurbished, ground level, large
lot, spacious rooms, 2BR/2BA. 142 Crescent,
$1,400/month. Bob, (813) 839-3800


SPACIOUS 1BR/1BA, furnished annual in Holmes
Beach. One block from beach. $600/month. 778-
6553, 726-3269.

ELEVATED, canalfront home, 2BR/1BA newly re-
modeled upscale furnishings. Private dock and just
steps to beach. Prefer seasonal renters. $2,500/
month or $800/week. Call (813) 971-7999 days,
(813) 920-3845 evenings.

ANNUALS:1BR/1BA furnished, $750 plus utilities;
2BR/1BA unfurnished, $1,000: 2BR/2BA, garage,
unfurnished $1,200. T.Dolly Young Real Estate, ask
for Bruce 778-0807.

ANNUAL GULFFRONT private beach. Furnished
1BR/1 BA $535/month 778-1086.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 3BR/2BA, Holmes Beach. Two
short blocks to Gulf. Great neighborhood. $1,100/
month plus utilities, furnished/unfurnished. Pets ok.
Immediate occupancy. Security deposit required. 1-
800-359-3969.

ANNA MARIA CITY. Close to beach. 1 BR/1BA, large
porch. Annual rental ready now. $600/month, 779-
1733 or 778-4010.

SUN PLAZA WEST on beach. Seasonal 2BR/2BA,
nicely furnished, tennis, pool. Available from May,
$660/week. Owner, 778-3231.

FOR RENT:806 Jacaranda Road. 3BR/2BA, north
Anna Maria residence. Available May 1 for annual
rental, $1,200/month plus security, 761-1182.

ANNUAL RENTALS: 2BR/2BA duplex, nicely main-
tained, dishwasher, storage, washer/dryer hook-up,
$725/month. Elevated 2BR/2BA, dishwasher, garage,
utility room, washer/dryer hook-up $850/month. Call
Fran Maxon Real Estate, 778-2307 for information.

IMMACULATE TURNKEY SEASONAL 2BR/1.5BA.
Quiet Bradenton Beach neighborhood across from
bay. Available April 14-Dec. 31, 2001. No pets. No
smoking. $625/week, $1,500/month. 778-5143.


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.

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

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.

ESTATE-SIZED LOT $199,900, 2.3 acres in town.
$50,000 below appraised price. Trades considered.
Town & Shore Realty, 383-3840.

PERICO BAY CLUB'S BEST. Immaculate 2BR/2BA
end villa. Sky lights, one-car garage, glass lanai, tile
floors, newer appliances, many extras. Call Marilyn
Trevethan, Island Real Estate, 778-6066.


PERICO SHORES CUSTOM-built executive 3BR/
2BA home. Waterfront, family room, fireplace, fully
furnished. Sale, lease or trade. Immediate occu-
pancy. 761-4876.

3,000 PLUS SQ. FT., 24-hour gated community,
fronting Sarasota Bay, 3BR/2.5BA, den, elevator, all
amenities. $450,000. 795-2851, pm.

HIGH INCOME POTENTIAL-Five minute walk to
beach. Two attached villas, 3BR/2BA, balcony and
two garages each side. 90-by-100 foot lot in residen-
tial neighborhood. Principals only. Call for $ and de-
tails. 778-0403 after 5pm.

PANORAMIC FULL GULF and partial bay views.
Beautifully furnished duplex, 2BR/1BA each side.
Newly renovated in 2000 with all brand new furnish-
ings, appliances, Berber carpet. 30-foot deck over-
looks Gulf. Shared boat dock. Excellent rental, zoned
R3. Call 779-9347.

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BEST BUY ON THE ISLAND! Elevated 2BR/
2BA home built in 1991 and only 100 yards to the
beach. Being sold "as is." Great location within
walking distance of Publix, shopping and restaurants.
Split plan with large open living area, screened porch
:off each bedroom with glimpses of the Gulf. New
elevator installed in 2000. $199,000. MLS#73117


DON'T MISS THIS beautiful and totally up-
dated 4BR/2BA family home close to beach
on the Island in a great location. $229,500.
MLS#46258


BRADENTON BEACH CLUB new product
under construction! Reserve your place in the
sun now! Gulf and bay front condos available
from $400,000. Spacious floor plans, quality
construction, condo living at its finest and most
luxurious! Call for details. MLS#73285


NEW TUSCANY STYLE HOME. Beautiful
2BR/3BA plus den with solar heated pool. Gra-
ciously appointed with 10 ft. ceilings, three-piece
crown moldings, hardwood floors, Mexican tile and
lush landscaping! $369,000. MLS#43836. Take a
virtual tour at www.islandreal.com


SUNRISES AND INTERCOASTAL bay views
from this two-year-old walled/gated 3BR/2.5BA,
elevated Spanish-style home. Foam-block construc-
tion, maple-hardwood floors, solid oak staircase,
carved solid mahogany doors and many more luxu-
rious features. Solar-heated pool, pergola, patio and
boat dock and lift. $895,000. MLS#45129. Take
a virtual tour at www.islandreal.com


1.64 ACRES adjacent to the new Eckerd's
currently being built in Holmes Beach. Three
buildings very well located in high visibility area
perfect for medical or professional office.
Space also for lease. $1,335,000 purchase
price. Call for lease details. MLS#73165.


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SPACING OUT -
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Across
1 Britain's Queen
4 1994 Harry Connick Jr.
album
7 Tony winner Rivera
12 Huddle
18 Bellini or Fellini, e.g.
20 Boosting
22 Brooks Robinson was
one
23 Bamboozled
24 Handled
25 Lay bare
26 Essay writing?
29 Like some bodies on a
beach
30 Graveyard shift periods,
for short
31 "What !" (words of
regret)
32 Put a big loop in
34 Snowman prop
36 Indian queen
38 Sen.Bayh
39 See 42-Across
42 With 39-Across, way to
stop
43 Review of a worsening
composer?
48 "Pleasant" place in a
Wordsworth poem
49 Profs' helpers
50 Kind of drum or trumpet
51 It circles the globe
52 2000 Stanley Cup
champions
54 Nincompoop
55 Get ready
57 "The Downeaster
(Billy Joel song)
58 High spirits
59 Some furniture material


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61 Tennyson poem
63 Cardigan creators
65 Beethoven's "_ for
Winds in E flat major"
67 Put back
69 Country music's Dixie
Chicks, e.g.
70 Brown fur
74 Joined securely
77 Bribes
-79 Put in the pot
80 Sales incentive
83 Vespers preceder
85 Partnership for Peace
grp.
87 Passenger's info, maybe
88 Leopard relative
89 Cease and desist order?
91 Nine-digit sequence
92 Jerome Kern's"
Song"
93 "That's it!"
94 Gift from the congrega
tion?
97 40's-60's leader
overthrown by Ne Win
98 Poet Van Duyn
100 Density symbols, in
physics
101 Czech Rep. neighbor
102 Aerobics class order
103 Archrival of Affirmed
105 Dividend earner
108 Life in a library
109 Kind of line
111 What the state gambling
board might do to
increase sales?
117 Luanda's land
119 Sitcom character with
"many loves"
120 Slightly
121 What a Peeping Tom
may do



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Intertwine
Heaps
Famous Ford
Lots of sass?
Time to prepare
End of some U.R.L.'s


Down
1 Dugout item
2 Home of Bryce
Canyon
3 Work for Volkswagen,
perhaps?
4 Math functions
5 Secretary of State with
"Jr." in his name
6 Kin of -ess or -trix
7 Lawyer's roster
8 Sacred: Prefix
9 Fancies
10 Shades
11 Hostile to
12 Part of a chickpea
plant
13 Double Stuf products
14 Like Hermes' shoes
15 Question about
Nastase's intent?
16 Part of an antique
shop name
17 Nut sedge, e.g.
19 "I wanna!"
21 Hoodlum's time off?
27 Half of Mork's sign-off
28 Linguist Chomsky
33 Not relaxed
34 Eye site
35 "Be right with you!"
36 Abandon detente
37 How some oxen walk
38 Alchemists'
concoctions
40 Tuna
41 "Whoa, boy!"
43 Passbook abbr.
44 Relative of Mme.
45 White's opposite
46 Pooped
47 Parents


53 Postcard's picture, often
56 The Kremlin's closet space?
60 Turkish leader AtatOrk
62 Old Fireflites and Firedomes
64 Many Scorpios wear them
66 From bottom__
68 Riccardo, in "Un Ballo in
Maschera"
71 What a bad lead-off hitter
frequently produces?
72 Bring into accord
73 Begin to cry
75 Slow down
76 "Don Juan DeMarco" co-star
78 Pinch pennies
80 Meander


81 It's been said before
82 Sunday school dried-
vegetable craft project?
84 Raleigh, for one
86 Be decisive
90 Fragrant garden plants
95 India's Jahan
96 Mincemeat need
99 "Earth in the Balance"
author
102 Is selective
104 George W. Bush,
for one
105 Markets
106 Coach who co-founded
the N.F.L.


107 Girl with a cat
named Dinah
108 City of Trees
109 With 118-Down, a
Massachusetts locale
110 "You're the__
Care For" (1931
song)
112 Hollywood crosser
113 It comes in a roll
114 Sainted king
115 Marie Claire
competitor
116 Be quiet
118 See 109-Down


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