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"The Best News on Anna Maria Island"
Volume 9, no. 22, April 11, 2001 FREE
Anna Maria board apparently broke Sunshine Law
By Laurie Krosney
It appeared to be innocent enough, but the deci-
sion of Anna Maria's administrative procedures
committee to work privately in pairs is an apparent
violation of Florida's Sunshine Law.
Rod & Gun Club
By David Futch
Anglers and hunters have long been fascinated
with the Rod & Gun Club in Everglades City.
Count Nick Easterling of Holmes Beach among
If Easterling has his way, the former Marina Bay
Restaurant will be torn down and replaced with a va-
cation resort patterned after the storied club on the edge
of the Everglades.
Marina Bay. 5325 Marina Drive in Holmes Beach,
was a landmark restaurant known as Pete Reynard's for
nearly four decades. From 1993 until its closing in June
2000, the once-popular spot was operated by a succes-
sion of restaurateurs, each of whom changed its name.
"It's going to be a good old fishing village-hotel
modeled to look like the Rod & Gun Club," Easterling
said. "Our plans are to build it out of old heart pine and
pecky cypress that we're looking for in several south-
TideMark Lodge is the name Easterling and long-
time partner Chris Horsley have dubbed their new ven-
They will be joined in Easterling's Carlingford
Development Co. project. by 20-year Holmes
PLEASE SEE RESORT, PAGE 4
The Sunshine Law, including Florida's public
records and open meetings laws, was designed to get
Florida politics out of the back rooms and into the
public eye. They prohibit two or more elected offi-
cials or members of decision-making boards from
meeting behind closed doors to discuss matters that
may later come to a vote.
The city commission voted to authorize Commis-
sioner Jay Hill to head up a new committee, which is
charged with designing a document that will guide the
PLEASE SEE SUNSHINE LAW, PAGE 5
Fishermen found this
juvenile green turtle
floating and notified
Turtle Watch Presi-
dent Suzi Fox, who
immediately took it
for treatment to
givers named it
"Suzi. hut haven 't
what the problem is
for the young,
Bay Drive South vacation
discussed in Bradenton Beach
By Paul Roat
The fate of platted-but-not-developed Bay Drive
South along Anna Maria Sound will be the topic of an
upcoming but as-yet-unset workshop in Bradenton
Residents packed city hall last week after a group
of south-city residents requested the city vacate the
street, which has been on city maps for 77 years but
Area residents, led by Ken Lohn, petitioned the
city to vacate the property to the upland landowners.
Lohn, who was not at the meeting due to health rea-
sons, wrote to the city that "the lack of city care, main-
tenance and policing of the land it owns is the major
factor in contributing to any trashiness or shabbiness
that continues to afflict our neighborhood."
The vacation proposal would be done block by
block from Fourth Street South to 14th Street South.
All upland residents in each block would have to agree
to the vacation for the land to revert from public to
Mark Souders, representing the group South Bay
Association, said the city has an "extraordinarily
unique situation" with Bay Drive South. Early maps of
the city, dating back before Bradenton Beach was a
city, show the road running along Anna Maria Sound
from Bridge Street to Coquina Beach.
"It looks nice on a map," Souders said, "but it was
never built and there's no room for it anyway. The road
has been a neglected area, and practically if you put a
road there it would cost millions of dollars, but not if
the people owned it and could maintain the property."
PLEASE SEE BAY DRIVE SOUTH, PAGE 5
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THE ISLANDER M APRIL 11, 2001 M PAGE 3
Skoloda to run meetings, -.ee -s
By Laurie Krosney
After weeks of dissension, the Anna Maria City
Commission has confirmed Tom Skoloda as the city's
vice mayor, and he will now.chair all commission
Those actiops.came t a special commission meet-
ing April 5 called by Skoloda.
Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh was absent from the
meeting. City Clerk Alice Baird said the mayor's wife
had called just ,beqoprethe meeting to say he had an
emergency b ines, c n 6n'i uh, Longboat Key.
Deffenbaugh is'a o ksmih '
There have been numerous discussions, arguments
and differing legal opinions over just what the city's
The charter cals for the mayor to nominate and the
commission to confirm a candidate for vice mayor at
the first commission meeting following an election.
At that meeting on Feb. 22, Deffenbaugh nomi-
nated Commissioner Linda Cramer to-serve as vice
mayor. : : -. '
Skoloda and Commissioners Jay Hill and John
Michaels voted aaipst. Cramer's nomination.
Deffenbaugh and Craimer voted for it and the nomina-
tion was defeated by 'a3-2 vote.
Deffenbaugh declined to make another nomination
and Hill then nominated Skoloda to be vice mayor.
The commission. ,vated. 3-2 again, with
Deffenbaugh and Cramer opposed.
Enter the legal experts
City Attorney Jim Dye, responding to an earlier
inquiry from Deffenbaugh, said it was his opinion that
the election was invalid since the charter states the
mayor, not a commissioner, is to nominate the x\ce
Hill, also an attorney, responded with his own le- -
gal opinion, stating that since the mayor is required to
nominate the vice mayor at the first meeting after the
election, and since Deffenbaugh had declined to make
another nomination.after Cramer's nomination was
defeated, the mayor had forfeited his right to make the
nomination and therefore Skoloda's nomination and
election were valid.
The riaydr then sought the opinion of Longboat
Key Town Attorney Dave Persson, who also said he
thought the nomination was invalid:;
That's where things stood as theispecial meeting
got under way last week.
Skoloda, who called the special meeting, chaired
Hill made a series of motions, beginning with one
confirming Skoloda as vice mayor.
PLEASE SEE VICE MAYOR, PAGE 8
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reported in error that at a recent cit\ meeting resi-
dent Nlargaret Jenkins .asked if she could be al-
lo ei\ d to lell quilts on the cilt pier Jenkins the remark \ snot hers andit could not be detei-
-mined. who -asked-the-question. :.
confirmed as vice mayor
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Anna Maria City
April 12, 7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda:
public comment, Waste Management rate schedule
presentation, discussion on organization of meetings-
work sessions-administrative meetings, public works
employee position change, public works entry level
position appointment, discussion on public works re-
organization, approval of John's Tree Service bills,
approval of final payment to Tampa Bay Regional
Planning Council for local mitigation strategy, parking
ticket collection update, first reading on ordinance on
variance notice requirements, capital improvement
plan discussion and public comment.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
April 12, 9 a.m., special city commission meeting re:
city pier construction and final pay ent request issues.
April 19, 1 p.m., city commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
April 19, 2 p.m., code enforcementboard meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
April 16, 3 p.m., Island Transportation Planning Orga-
nization meeting, Holmes Beach City Hall.
April 18, 2 p.m., Barrier Island Elected Officials meet-
ing, Bradenton Beach City Hall.
Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach city offices will
bie closed Frida, April 13 for Good Friday. Longboat
Key Town offices will close at noon. Anna Maria City
offices will be open.
There will be no change in garbage or recyclable col-
lection on Anna Maria Island or Longboat Key on
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Resort proposed for former Marina Bay restaurant
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Beach residents Steve and Judy Titsworth.
Ben Swirsky, a friend and partner of Easterling's
for 10 years, will manage the resort. For 30 years,
Swirsky has been on the board of Four Seasons Hotels,
a worldwide favorite among first-class travelers.
Of the 40 proposed units, TideMark's lodge will
host nine hotel rooms of approximately 446 square feet
Thirty-one units in raised cottages will feature two
bedrooms and up to 1,800 square feet of living space,
each with a verandah, fireplace, kitchen and computer
center overlooking the waterway. The raised cottages
will have parking underneath with elevator service to
the upper floors.
All units will be for rent, Easterling said. Condo-
minium owners can set aside times they can stay in
their unit and times they will allow TideMark manage-
ment to rent them, Easterling said.
The main lodge will house a restaurant and bar
with outdoor, verandah and indoor dining to
accommodate 120 persons and meeting rooms for parties
of 12 to 100.
Easterling says the large verandah on the front of
the lodge will suit relaxation for fishermen where they
can tell lies, er, fishing stories.
Easterling plans a private club for the cigar crowd
and meetings in the Hemingway Room, including an
entryway known only to members.
One of the first things guests will see on entering the
lodge's pine-floored lobby is an I1-foot-wide, walk-in
fireplace. Furnishings will include a generous mixture of
antiques pieces in the lodge and the cottages.
The lodge will be half the size of the present Ma-
rina Bay Restaurant or 10,775 square feet, according to
the site plan.
The Marina Bay property is 4.06 acres.
Boat slips will be available to cottage owners and
an inshore and offshore charter fleet will be promoted.
Some of the local fishers have indicated their willing-
ness to participate. Easterling said.
Easterling said he wants to build cisterns to collect
rain water for the gardens. There will be hammocks and
benches scattered among trees and walkways.
"It's going to be a small resort, very specialized,"
Easterling said. "A sportsman's club."
Eatman & Smith Architecture in Bradenton Beach
is designing the project to Easterling's specifications
and has completed a rendering of the proposed 40-unit
hotel/condominium and restaurant.
Easterling is expected to make a presentation to
Holmes Beach officials and apply for a planned-unit
development use for the property.
First, the city's planning and zoning board will get
a look at the proposed project, then city commission-
ers will look it over.
A second phase is planned at Captain's Marina, a
TideMark to resemble Rod & Gun Club
TideMark Lodge, planned for four acres in Holmes Beach at the site of Marina Bay Restaurant, is modeled
after the Rod & Gun Club in Everglades City.
stone's throw across the city basin to the north. It in-
volves putting up eight more units where the marina
and boat shop now stand, the site plan shows.
Easterling also said he's signed a contract to buy
the soon-to-be-phased-out Eckerd store.
"That purchase is contingent on due diligence," he
said. "I'm trying to find the best use for it and find a
tenant. If we succeed in getting Eckerd, we'll do a com-
plete makeover so that it would blend with TideMark
Lodge. But it won't be part of the project. We'd like
someone to lease it."
Easterling also has a contract on Captain's Marina
for a second phase of the overall condominium/hotel
"Obviously this is geared toward fishermen and
outdoor use, so a marina component supplements the
concept of the development," he said. "We expect most
of the owners as well as most of the guests will use ei-
ther their own boats or would like to rent one."
He added that Jeff Hostetler of Island Surveying and
Mapping performed soundings to determine how best to
dredge the boat basin that has filled in over the years.
Easterling said he wants to improve the water qual-
"We will be cleaning up the basin and provide for
better flushing," he said. "The basin needs dredging on
both sides and at both ends and we're going to replace
all the seawalls.
"Clearly, this is why we're taking our time. We're
trying to do the best job we can."
Holmes Beach Building Official Bill Saunders,
who will review the project, said the planned-unit de-
velopment designation gives Easterling greater latitude
in the project's design.
"They can design a community and within that
they can put in their own streets. It gives them more
freedom," Saunders said. "The standards are higher in
a PUD. From the city's perspective, we try get a more
aesthetically pleasing project in terms of landscaping
This is an overhead view of the proposed TideMark Lodge that Nick Easterling of Holmes Beach would like to
build on the neglected Marina Bay Restaurant property.
and what the project will look like.
"Right now as it's zoned [C-3 and A-I], anything
could be built on that property. A boat shed, a marina.
You could even put a construction company there and
store scaffolding or whatever else you wanted. C-3 is
the most permissive zoning the city has. Their intent is
to build a first-class hotel/resort."
Mayor Carol Whitmore said the approval process
could take three or four months, but only if there are no
"[The site plan] looks great," Whitmore said. "I
think the whole key to this project is that Nick
Easterling is an Islander who's lived here for many
years and he's not going to build something that's not
first class. Otherwise we'll go up the street and get him.
He's not going anywhere."
Easterling has lived on Anna Maria Island for 22
years. He was at one time a restaurant partner with Ed
Chiles at the Mar Vista on Longboat Key. He and wife
Michele have five children, ages 1 1/2 to 9. Roots on
the Island, he said, give him an upper hand in how to
best develop the property and how to make it succeed
- where others have failed.
Commissioner Don Maloney had a different take
on the project, though he does like what Easterling pro-
"It looks too much like Bradenton Beach and I
don't care for this type of architecture," Maloney said.
"We have to do something about the Marina Bay prop-
erty. It's become an eyesore. I like the idea that Nick
is going to build it all at once. And I'm thrilled with the
idea someone wants to put something decent in there.
I'm also glad to see the parade of restaurants over
What.Maloney doesn't care for is the fact that cer-
tain variances are going to have to be granted for the
project to work.
"I have a firm belief that once you hand out a vari-
ance, everyone is going to want one," Maloney said. "I
want to make sure that any change we make we prob-
ably should have made before. Is it going to be accept-
able everywhere? I get nervous when people want to
change codes. In one instance, he's going from R-l to
C-3 on two parcels and that concerns me that some-
one else will want to come forward and do that. I'm not
against this. Ijust want every piece of the project to get
some serious consideration."
Commissioner Sandy Haas-Martens said until the
city's planning and zoning board takes a look, she
didn't know what to say.
"I think it's a great concept and something that's
needed," Haas-Martens said. "It was nice once, but it's
blighted. It's like your house. If you're not there to take
care of it, it falls apart. Imagine what this property
would look like with all the green space he's propos-
Haas-Martens said she thought it would take sev-
eral months for the TideMark to get approved.
"We're not going to do something for one person,"
Haas-Martens said. "We have to think about how our
decisions will affect the rest of the city."
Commissioner Roger Lutz said that from what he's
seen and heard of the project it will be first class. He
said he thinks approval from the city could come in as
little as two months.
"I think it would be good to have a high-end project
in that part of the city," Lutz said. "What's been there
has been there for more than 40 years. It's time for it
to go away. I hope he can pull it off."
Sunshine Law violated again?
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
administrative business of the city.
There was a problem early on. Mayor Gary
Deffenbaugh wrote a memo announcing he would con-
sult with Hill about the committee appointees and name
them at the commission's April 12 meeting.
The mayor cited his duty to appoint committee
members in the charter, which states, "The mayor shall,
with the commission's approval, make assignments or
appointments to outside boards and committees."
But two weeks before the meeting, Hill named
seven members to the committee and called a meeting.
Hill's appointments to the committee are Diane
Canniff, Jesse Correll, Brenda Holland, Cindy Moller,
Diana Milesko, Shirley O'Day and Georgia Van Cleave.
They met for the first time March 29 at city hall.
Hill stressed that the committee's mission is not to
make policy, but to be advisory in nature. He told his
committee they would be making recommendations to
the commission on administrative procedures so that
the full commission could consider a comprehensive
Hill assigned the members of the committee to
meet in pairs to investigate several areas the commit-
tee plans to address.
That's where the violation of the Sunshine Laws
Florida's Government-in-the-Sunshine Manual
and Public Records Law Manual, which is prepared by
the office of the Florida Attorney General and pub-
lished by the First Amendment Foundation, states,
"Advisory boards whose powers are limited to making
recommendations to a public agency and which possess
no authority to bind that agency in any way are subject
to the Sunshine Law."
Continuing, the manual states, "Florida courts have
stated that it was the Legislature's intent to extend appli-
cation of the Sunshine Law so as to bind 'every board or
commission' of the state, or of any county or political
subdivision over which it has dominion or control."
Therefore, two or more members of the adminis-
trative committee meeting to research or discuss any
business are in apparent violation of the law unless they
post reasonable notice that they intend to meet and
meet in a public place.
It would also be a violation of the Sunshine Law for
THE ISLANDER M APRIL 11, 2001 0 PAGE 5
them to discuss any of the committee's work on the tele-
phone, via e-mail or fax with each other or with Hill.
Hill did not keep an appointment for an interview
after the April 5 special commission meeting and did
not return calls left on his voice mail system regarding
the committee's oversight.
The matter will be disregarded unless someone
files a complaint with the Manatee County Sheriff's
Office. Following an investigation, the complaint
would then go to the state attorney's office, which de-
cides whether the case merits pursuing charges.
A violation could result in a charge of a second-
degree misdemeanor and result in a fine of up to $500
and six months in jail.
Hill and resident Edward Rost filed charges late
last year against the mayor and then-commissioner Bob
Barlow charging they violated the Sunshine Law by
having a private conversation about the possible re-
modeling of city hall.
Deffenbaugh and Barlow have denied discussing
any plans to remodel the facility.
That case is still in the hands of the state attorney's
office, where it is under investigation by Assistant State
Attorney James Rawe.
Bay Drive South vacation proposed
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Souders said if the road were vacated to the upland
property owners they would maintain it, property val-
ues would increase and "hopefully it will reverberate
back through the neighborhood and the city would get
more money in property taxes.
"We would like to be able to take care of our prop-
erty, and we would like to have ownership of property
we improve." Souders concluded.
Resident Phyllis Arrison said the seawalls in the area
- most of them on city property have deteriorated over
the years. "Somebody needs to repair the land," she said.
Resident Russell Moore, a member of the city's
scenic highway committee, said the committee had
looked at the platted road as a "possible amenity. I'd
hate to see the city in a quick, knee-jerk action not look
at the possible options for the public. I don't think any-
body wants to put a road in, but please look at other
alternatives for the property. And it has value and
should be paid for."
Resident Janet Vosburgh said parts of the city
property are "tiny, only inches wide. How can you do
anything with that?"
Resident John Sandberg said, "I don't think the city
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walls in the area "have to be built all the way."
Resident Leslie Hoist said he was fearful that "the
Florida Department of Transportation will look at that city
property and want to put a four-lane road in there. I'd like
to see you keep the land, but there is an enemy out there
in 10 or 20 years who may be saying here's some city land,
now let's do something really bizarre with it."
Resident Joe White said the city "was derelict in
taking care of the property. It is feasible to vacate it and
turn it over to the property owners."
Resident John Burns said "something should be
done with the property. It is a city asset. Using it to
create a boardwalk is something to be examined."
Resident Pat Malloy said "I've lived along there
for 20 years, and there is no 10-foot erosion. It looks
like a big land grab to me. The property belongs to the
taxpayers, and IFbelieve everyone in Bradenton Beach
should be allowed to vote on it."
City commissioners agreed the matter was signifi-
cant enough to warrant a further meeting and open dis-
Commissioner John Chappie said, "I'd hate to give
the people the wrong impression in just a few minutes for
a matter that has been discussed and cussed for ?7 years."
He argued for workshop meetings to "discuss options to
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give these people an idea of how to proceed."
Chappie added that he believed a citywide referen-
dum on the matter "is not out of the question."
Mayor Gail Cole said the commission "is here to
serve the best interests and satisfaction of the property
owners there. If they can demonstrate to me we don't
have a use for the land, and there is something that says
we can do something, the citizens have to want it. As
an elected official, I don't want to see us jam something
down their throats like castor oil. It has to serve all the
citizens, and it has to be what they want, but the neigh-
borhood has to have a choice."
Commissioner Dawn Baker said the city property
is "way out in the bay, and there is a time element here.
The water is within inches of some of those people's
doors, and I don't think we can start a rash of bureau-
cratic workshops while the property erodes away.
"If we do anything, other than encourage vacation,
we need to do it in one meeting and hash it out. If we
have a use for it, we have to look at it, but we can't
afford to wait."
Commissioners had tentatively set the date for the
workshop to discuss the fate of Bay Drive South for
April 25, but scheduling conflicts prompted the meet-
ing to be canceled. No date was set for the meeting at
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Develop or else?
The old-timers will lament the loss of the landmark
restaurant of times past, Pete Reynard's. And what glo-
rious days those must have been ... fine steaks and sea-
food for under $10. dancing 'til midnight, cocktails and
friends. It started more than 40 years ago. It ended
longer ago than we wish to admit.
From The Islander, Oct. 28, 1954:
"New Manager for Yacht Club Pete Reynard
has bought the concession for the Yacht Club. Mr. Rey-
nard has been managing a popular restaurant in Clearwater
for about four years. Before that he had considerable ex-
perience in the restaurant business in New York. Island-
ers welcome Mr. Reynard and his wife Eleanor."
And later, "Who could have imagined that the
Greek immigrant with the French name would so
quickly turn the failed private yacht club into a fabu-
lously successful restaurant that put tiny Anna Maria
Island on the tourist map?"
Do we imagine the myriad developments proposed in
Bradenton Beach and the latest dream, of a lodge at the site
of the former Reynard's landmark to be named
TideMark will put us anew on the tourist maps?
There are at least some of us, native to Anna Maria
or longtime residents, who've wished we could be off the
tourist maps. We found paradise and plenty more folks
followed "naturally," to visit friends and relatives.
Well, build it they will, and bigger and bolder, too.
Everywhere you turn, from what's come to be
known as Millionaire's Row on the north point of Anna
Maria to the massive additions to homes on Key
Royale. to the canyon row of condos and planned de-
velopments, hotels and restaurants in Bradenton Beach,
the old is making way for the new.
If the land is vacant today, it surely won't be tomor-
row. Gobble, gobble, gobbled up.
Bradenton Beach has even approved plans for an el-
evated home to be built over a wetland.
TideMark Lodge in Holmes Beach. It looks abso-
lutely wonderful on paper. It will immensely improve
what is rapidly becoming a blighted area.
But certain city officials will have to eat their "cam-
paign words" to make TideMark happen. You know the
words: no, no, no.
"No changes in zoning," "no increased density," "no
increase in intensity of use."
Some property within the commercial development
plan is presently in residential use, and in phase two,
there's residential property currently in commercial use.
Development improvement is inevitable. We
only hope its a win-win situation for all future genera-
The flood gates were opened when the first bridge
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Bridge criticism misleading
I would like to comment on the continuous attacks
on bridge openings as being responsible for traffic
First of all, the public seems to have the idea that
the bridges actually open every 20 minutes as the
schedule indicates. This is not true. The Cortez and
Anna Maria bridges are on a 20-minute schedule from
7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily only if a vessel is at the bridge
and requests an opening.
The following data taken from the Cortez Bridge
might help clear this issue. For the month of February
2001 there were 435 openings. This figures to be 15.5
per day or .65 per hour. Far less than three times an
hour as a recent writer implied.
The same writer suggested changing the schedule
to one time per hour. This would have little or no ef-
fect on traffic delays, as you can see by the following.
On Feb. 27 the Cortez Bridge opened at 9:20 a.m. and
did not open again until 12:20 p.m. Yet traffic
westbound began backing up at 10:30 a.m. and was
inching bumper to bumper until early afternoon.
The writer also implies that after a bridge opening
only a few cars are able to cross before the bridge opens
again. This also is not true. Once the traffic gates are
raised, cars cross the bridge in both directions at a rate
of 22 per minute. Under normal conditions it takes less
than four minutes for traffic to clear the bridge.
Anyone who has been stuck in traffic on Cortez
Road westbound, which at times is as far back as the
fire station, knows that a bridge opening is not the cul-
The problem is insufficient roadway capacity, not
too many bridge openings.
Ted Von Tress, Bradenton
Bridge to Longboat
vital to Island safety
Any real debate on Island bridges must include
addition of a third bridge to Longboat Key. The
major issues in this debate are not high fixed span vs.
drawbridge or seagrass and mangroves.
As a 20-year observer from Holmes Beach, the
real issues are safety and quality of life. The reluc-
tance of Longboat Key to seek or accept a bridge is
total disrespect for the safety and quality of life for
all on Anna Maria.
The crowded Cortez Bridge situation because of
added Longboat traffic should be unacceptable to all
who live in Anna Maria's cities.
The possible Perico development as well as
rapid development of eastern Manatee also has a
profound effect on bridge issues.
Identifying problems is much easier than finding
solutions. The first step toward a bridge solution
could be to unify Anna Maria's three cities and in-
sist on a third bridge to Longboat. This unified state-
ment should be based on safety and quality of life
concerns. Specific bridge issues such as style, place-
ment, etc., will evolve as the process continues.
Longboat folks are so concerned about air traf-
fic and bridge openings, but it's OK for them to clog
our roads and potentially endanger our lives in an
Anna Maria Island is a wonderful place and we
are not second-class citizens.
Ralph Shackett, Holmes Beach
Wow! Just received our Islander here in Norfolk
and saw our Yellowbird photo and news [of our
house on 76th Street in Holmes Beach].
Thank you so much for putting us in your won-
derful paper. We enjoy the paper and can't wait to
return to Anna Maria Island. While doing the reno-
vations at Yellowbird we used your classified to
hire "Husband for a Day" and lots more.
Laurel Quarberg and Sarah Munford, Norfolk,
THE ISLANDER 0 APRIL 11, 2001 0 PAGE 7
A look at Perico's past, future
About 25 years ago I decided to check out the part
of Perico Island north of Manatee Avenue. I had a short
talk with a person living in what was presumably the
only house in that area. They had no suggestions on
what I should see in the area.
I'd heard that there was supposed to be at least one
small Indian mound somewhere on Perico, however,
not as large as the one on Snead Island. People that
know more than I do are convinced that the area must
have been mostly mangrove, but I don't know.
I saw a couple of raised places with evidence of
scratches that could have been made by someone else
who was curious. Since I didn't have the incomparable
[former Manatee County Commissioner/historian]
Kent Chetlain with me, I didn't do so much as kick a
That part of the island seemed quite pristine and
inviting to anyone who enjoyed nature. It was easy to
walk through the entire area since there was very little
By far the most attractive part of the island was its
northern and the northwestern shores. In hindsight,
which may be flawed, I remember a lot of impressive
buttonwood trees with branches that reached over most
of the dark sandy shore. There must have been other
mangroves, but at that time I was more interested in
appreciating the trees rather than identifying them. To
this day I have no idea why I didn't bring a camera with
me. How dumb!
Fast forwarding to the present, it's hard to predict
what will happen concerning the proposed develop-
ment on Perico. It might help to know something about
one of the influential players.
Before Arvida, there was Arthur Vining Davis (I
know, you "'get it." Ar-Vi-Da): He was a gentleman
who reportedly owned about one-eighth of Miami and
its' environs not too long ago. Arvida was also a major
player in development projects on Longboat Key.
Now it's easy to understand why there is a strong
interest in Perico Island, which is obviously a prime
location for "improvement." Personally, I hope they
decide to moderate on the "high" in high-rise dwell-
ings, and therefore reduce the density.
Concerning Anna Maria Island, we've heard esti-
mates starting at three percent regarding new Perico
folks who would make regular visits to our "crown
jewel." These aren't dummies that will be moving in.
Most will find better beaches, closer available shopping
and other choices for dining. Leverock's won't be able
to take care of them.
Finally, consider the traffic. Even after the "can-
yons" are removed from Manatee Avenue and the traf-
fic moves a little easier, I cringe at the thought of sea-
And one last point, do you think anyone will be
discouraged by high water warnings? Don't count on
Gene Moss, Anna Maria
As a yearly and appreciative visitor to Holmes
Beach, it is nice to see that it is not necessary to heed
the community's building code regulations. One would
like to know who on the town council one should know
to obtain these variances in case we, too, wish to buy
and remodel an old property.
During our previous visit, one of the 66th Street
structures was near total destruction only a few
interior walls remained standing. Now a new house
on the site approaches completion that is not on pil-
lars 13 feet above any living spaces. It exceeds the
old footprint and apparently the 15-foot boundary
limitation for second stories. It also appears to ex-
ceed the 50 percent increase of the original cost with
about four times the previous floor space.
One admires how the owner obtained a building
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cumvented the vigilance of the town building in-
spector. One also marvels why no neighbor brought
it to the attention of anyone. Maybe they rent and
don't care. Maybe they plan to befriend a member of
the town council and build faux-Greek revival mon-
strosities of their own on Key Royale Drive.
The Anna Maria Island Bridge project has also
been of annual amusement. Why would anyone want
to build a shaky wind-sail which cannot be used in
storms in order to save a few minutes on the hour
while the bridge is up? At least the community
wisely defeats this one. Now we have the 10-story,
898-condo unit, 2,000-person Perico Island project
for questionable short-term gains which should drive
residents and conservationists wild. Why should
anyone on the Bradenton council support this
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congestion, wetland habitat concerns, storm evacu-
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daily witness the virus of brain paralysis in federal
and state government.
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Vice mayor selected finally
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 3
"I move that the commission find that on Feb. 22,
2001, after the mayor declined and refused to make any
further nomination for vice mayor, the commission
properly interpreted the charter and acted in accordance
with the charter when the commission elected Tom
Skoloda as vice mayor, and further, Tom Skoloda is the
vice mayor of the City of Anna Maria," Hill said.
The motion carried 3-1, with Cramer opposed, al-
though during the discussion she pleaded with her fel-
low commissioners to delay voting on the vice mayor
Cramer said she had been in touch with Florida
League of Cities officials and had explained the situa-
tion to them. She said she faxed them a copy of the
city's charter and was awaiting their opinion.
Resident Shirley O'Day asked, "Why are we hav-
ing this meeting when the mayor is not here? I saw him
driving south as I was coming in.
"I would prefer that you not vote tonight. It will
make more hassle. I prefer the mayor be here and have
to vote for the vice mayor," O'Day said.
Hill said, "Every meeting with any bit of conflict,
the mayor has found a reason not to come. I'm not
going to have this continue forever because it's a topic
he finds disagreeable."
Michaels said, "I can't think of any task he would
have that he couldn't hand off to another locksmith,
and in his absence we are free to go on."
Resident Randall Stover said he thought it was
important to study the charter, which he said is a good
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"Basically, it's set up like a business with the
checks and balances in place," Stover said. He said the
city has been run like a "lemonade stand, and as it came
along and evolved to the present, the mayor runs the
show and tells everyone he's the boss."
Stover said that's wrong, that the mayor is sup-
posed to be sort of a city manager who makes reports
to the commission, but it is the commission that has the
No further discussion
Hill's next motion was to quash further discussion
on the matter of the vice mayor.
"I move that the commission find that in the ab-
sence of resignation or forfeiture of office by Vice
Mayor Tom Skoloda, any discussion on the appointing
or electing or nominating the vice mayor is out of or-
der," Hill moved.
Michaels seconded the motion, saying "It's a de-
fensive posture I want to take because I think we're
wrong to have continued conflict over this."
When that motion came to a vote, it passed 3-1
with Cramer again opposed.
Hill then read a third prepared motion.
"I move that no resources or funds of the city be
expended or committed to challenge or contest, in any
manner or method, the validity of the election of Tom
Skoloda as vice mayor or his service as vice mayor,"
the motion stated.
During the discussion, Michaels asked, "Can we
forbid [Deffenbaugh] to take counsel from the city
There was some discussion about Deffenbaugh's
request for a legal opinion to the Longboat Key town
attorney. Several citizens wondered if he could contact
Carol Ann McGill said she had spoken to the
mayor about her concerns, and he had assured her
Persson was not going to charge the city for providing
Baird confirmed that Persson had not submitted a
bill for his services.
Michaels said, "I'm still not convinced we are not
in conflict with our charter. I wouldn't like to weaken
anything we've done this evening," he said.
Hill responded, "People here have seen past may-
ors go out and incur large legal bills. [The motion] tells
that there is no right to go outside."
Hill also said if the city attorney is the
commission's adviser, he can't possibly take action
against the commissionon the part of the mayor.
The motion carried again by the same majority,
Vice mayor to chair meetings
Hill then said, "I move that the commission find
that, pursuant to the charter, the vice mayor.is the
proper elected official to act as chairman of all meet-
ings of the commission and direct that he immediately
begin to act as such."
Cramer said she still thought the commission
should wait for clarification.
"I do respect what you three believe, but traditionally
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and customarily it has not been done that way," she said.
Cramer added it iould be 'difficult if it were later
found that the motion-was in not in keeping with the
Michaels responded "It:is not a defeat if at some
point we are called before judge and it is determined
we are wrong."
Resident Ellen Truidelle asked each commissioner
when he or she began to think that the charter requires
the vice mayor to chair the:commission meetings.
Skoloda said he had begun to realize it as the con-
fusion over the vice mayor appointment deepened and
he gave the charter increasingly thorough readings.
"Under the charter," he said, "the mayor serves as
a chief executive officer and answers to the commis-
With regard to the duties and responsibilities of the
mayor, Skoloda said the charter "clearly states the
mayor may attend the meetings and may take part in the
meetings, but it doesn't say the mayor will chair the
Michaels said that though he is still new to the com-
mission, he also began to think the same as Skoloda as the
vice mayor issue became more entangled.
Cramer said she doesn't believe the charter re-
quires the vice mayor to chair the meetings.
"If I'm wrong," she said, "then I'd say we've got
to get some more pay for the vice mayor."
Hill said he realized that the vice mayor was to
chair the meetings about 17 months ago, before he ran
"I felt the political process in Anna Maria was bro-
ken and the government was not being run in accor-
dance with the charter," Hill said. "The mayors usurped
an enormous amount of power, which wasn't intended
in the charter."
After further discussion, the fourth motion carried
by a vote of 3-1 with Cramer casting the dissenting vote
Fifth motion passes
Hill brought forward yet another motion.
West pooled their
creative talents to
create a mural on
the wall next to
their gallery at
5368 Gulf Drive
in Holmes Beach.
Island Gallery West members colorize their world
By Diana Bogan
Members of Island Gallery West have pooled
their talents to create a permanent mural on the
wall next to their gallery.
Gallery members have been talking about
painting a mural for at least two years, and under
the leadership of artist Shirley Dean and her hus-
band and art manager John Dean, the project is al-
"It took us about three days to paint the mural
after Shirley mapped out the grid with her com-
"I move that no resources or funds of the city be
expended or committed to obtain second or alternative
legal opinions without specific approval of the com-
mission. Further, that it be the direction of the commis-
sion that no funds be expended or committed for any
legal services, past or future, except for legal services
provided by the city attorney."
After further discussion, including several com-
ments from the gallery about the absence of the mayor,
the motion was approved by the 3-1 vote, with Cramer
The meeting was then adjourned.
puter," said gallery member Cecy Richardson.
"The only thing left is to put a sealant over it to
protect it from the weather."
Richardson credits the Deans as being instru-
mental in getting the Gauguin-inspired mural off
the drawing board and onto the wall. "We all
pitched in, but Shirley and her husband did the
bulk of the work."
She also credits Dr. John Norman's dental of-
fice for the use of the wall and Home True Value
Hardware store for advice on suitable products to
paint the wall.
The mayor reacts
Later, on learning the results of the meeting,
Deffenbaugh said, "This is not a good thing.
"My personal opinion is that the mayor of Anna
Maria has run the commission meetings for 75 years.
This is a total departure from the intent of the charter."
Deffenbaugh said, "I don't agree with it and I'm
sure that this is going to go to court."
He added, "If the people of Anna Maria want to
have the city run according to the charter, they need to
establish a fund to take this to court. I can't do it on my
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Anna Maria historical exhibit
at Island library
A historical record of Anna Maria Island's past, in
the form of artifacts and photos, is on display this
month at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
The exhibit, assembled by the Anna Maria Island
Historical Society, includes aerial views of the Island,
fishing photos and pictures of the steamers that brought
visitors to the city pier before the first bridge was built
Early maps, tools, dolls and a photo of the shark
processing plant on the south end of the Island are in-
cluded, as well as pictures of the first church, school-
house and bridge.
The library opens at 10 a.m. daily except Sunday,
closing at 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, 6 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday, 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Details may be obtained by calling 778-6341.
Audubon starts on cleanup
Manatee Audubon Society members will get their
share of the annual Spring Coastal Cleanup done early,
clearing trash off its adopted beach on Anna Maria Is-
land on Saturday, April 14.
They will meet at 9 a.m. at Bean Point, and park-
ing instructions are being issued by the organization to
avoid any unpleasantness of the kind that has been as-
sociated with parking on Anna Maria City streets.
"Park on Jacaranda Avenue," Audubon strongly
advised its members.
Though the event is billed as an Audubon field trip,
members emphasize that it is open to participation by
anyone who wants some fresh air and exercise and "a
real feeling of accomplishment."
The official Manatee County contribution to the
annual Great American Cleanup, sponsored by Keep
Manatee Beautiful, will be the following Saturday,
April 21, and will focus on the Island's beaches and
Palma Sola Causeway.
Further information on the Audubon event may be
obtained at 747-1275.
Sunday evening drumming circle
The Anna Maria Island Drumming Circle will
meet 30-40 minutes before sunset on Sunday evenings.
The group meets at the Manatee Public Beach at the
end of Manatee Avenue, near the volleyball nets.
The group is open to community members and
visitors. Bring a percussion instrument and join in,
dance or simply listen to the rhythms and enjoy the
sunset on the beach.
For those who haven't yet tried drumming, feel
free to pick up one of the extra drums and try it out. Just
as young children can dance without training, people
can start to drum and smoothly work their way up to
increased skill levels.
Rotating exhibits at Corbino
Corbino Galleries on Longboat Key has adopted a
program of rotating exhibitions of North American and
Latin American artists from April through August.
The Corbino, at 5350 Gulf of Mexico Drive, will
have paintings by Mario Bencomo, Jon Corbino,
Humberto Calzada, Oscar Lakeman, Leonel Matheu,
Miguel Padura, Baruj Salinas and Paul Sierra, and
sculptures by Dorothy Gillespie, Jane Manus and
Further information may be obtained at 387-0822.
Red Cross plans cruise
Sponsorships and boarding passes are available
now for the sixth annual Hurricane Dessert Cruise, a
Red Cross fundraiser extraordinaire on April 21.
Brandi Thurkettle, who is handling the reservations
at 792-8686, says space aboard the Showboat is dwin-
dling quickly as sales rise.
Sponsorships are in five "storm categories" rang-
ing from Hurricane Leslie with its 10 boarding passes
at $3,000 plus program ads, to Hurricane Debby with
two passes for $175. A boarding pass may be obtained
singly for $50 and includes dinner and entertainment.
The Showboat will board at its Seafood Shack
dock, just north of the mainland ramp of the Cortez
Bridge, at 5:30 p.m. April 21, departing at 6 p.m. for a
cruise up the Intracoastal Waterway.
Big band, big bucks
Pierrette Kelly, executive director of the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, accepts a check for the
Center for $2,572.27, proceeds of the Kiwanis Big
Band Dance. It brings the club's total contribution to
the Center to $23,000. Presenting the check is Bob
LoPiccolo, co-chairman of the dance. With them are
Russ Olson, also co-chair, and Robinson "Sky "
King, Kiwanis president.
Columnist/teacher to talk
at Democrats' meeting
James McCartney, columnist and university
teacher, will speak on "Politics?" at a Dutch-treat lunch
of the Anna Maria Island Democratic Club at noon
Monday, April 16.
The event will be at the Beach House Restaurant,
200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Reservations are
not necessary, and the lunch is open to the public, said
Dale de Haan, club president.
McCartney is a former national columnist for
Knight Ridder Newspapers who currently teaches poli-
tics at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.,
and writes a political column for the Bradenton Herald.
He lives in Holmes Beach.
Further details may be obtained at 778-9287,
Speaker will tell parents
of conflict resolution
Jennifer Olmstead of the Bradenton Boys & Girls
Club will discuss conflict resolution in a presentation
for the Anna Maria Island Community Center Parent
Support Group Wednesday, April 11.
Her topic is titled "Successful Conflict Resolution
With Difficult Children" and will be presented from 6
to 7:30 p.m. at the Center's gymnasium, 407 Magno-
lia Ave., Anna Maria City.
Babysitters will be available for children whose
parents call the Center at 778-1908 to register. And the
Center promises to provide pizza for the youngsters.
Duplicate bridge sessions
scheduled at Center
The Island Duplicate Bridge Club has meetings
scheduled Wednesdays, April' 11 nd 18, at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria City.
Both sessions will be from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
and are open to all bridge players, said the club's
Barbara Parkman. Tables may be reserved through
her at 778-3390.
Wedebrock honors four
'company wide' associates
Wedebrock Real Estate Co. honored "company
wide" associates at its annual awards breakfast at the
Longboat Key Holiday Inn-Holidome.
Cathy Meldahl was honored as tops in sales and
Lynda Melnick as the most successful in obtaining new
listings during 2000, while Tina Rudek and Mike
Migone won honors as the top listing and sales team.
Additional "top office" awards were won by
Becky Smith and Elfi Starrett as top listing and sales
team and Robert St. Jean as top listing and sales
agent at the Holmes Beach office; Cindy Grazar, top
lister at Avenue of the Flowers; Jim Foster, top com-
mercial associate, Longboat Key office; and Tracy
Bernard, rental property manager at Holmes Beach,
employee of the year.
Hundreds of people attend the Easter sunrise services at the Manatee Public Beach.
Sunrise services celebrate Easter
By Jim Hanson
Sunrise services, celebrations that attract thousands
of worshipers each year, will begin Easter Sunday on
both Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key.
Both will begin at 6:30 a.m., Anna Maria's at the
Manatee County Public Beach and Longboat's at
Bayfront Park, 4052 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
Those who have attended such services in the past
strongly recommend bringing chairs or blankets for
dry, comfortable seating.
Anna Maria Island's service will be the 37th such
event. It is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Anna
Maria Island and involves all seven churches on the
Island. The offering will be divided among all of the
churches, as have the more than $105,000 in offerings
over the years, said Bob LoPiccolo, who chairs the
event for Kiwanis.
A traditional feature again this year will be the tow-
ering cross built and maintained by Kiwanis.
The Rev. Jack Carrroll of Island Baptist Church
will offer the invocation; the Rev. William Grossman
of Harvey Memorial Community Church and Mary
Anderson, first reader of First Church of Christ Scien-
tist, will read the Scriptures. The sermon will be by Fa-
ther Bernard Evanofski of St. Bernard Catholic Church.
The Rev. Danith Kilts of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
will present the offertory and the Rev. Gary Batey of
Roser Memorial Community Church will give the
benediction. Major Esther Satterlee of the Salvation
Army will present special music.
The Longboat Key Easter service will see the Rev.
Kenneth Gil', senior minister of Longboat Island
Chapel, delivering the worship sermon, with special
music to be provided.
Both Easter sunrise celebrations are open to all
residents and visitors.
In addition to the sunrise services, there are these
other Holy Week and Easter Sunday services at our
churches, including telephone numbers where further
information may be obtained.
Harvey Memorial Community Church, 300
Church St., Bradenton Beach.
Maundy Thursday observance at 6 p.m., potluck
supper with Holy Communion and singing around the
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.
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
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.
Easter Sunday, regular service will be incorporated
into the Easter season at 10:30 a.m. with appropriate
Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna
Easter Sunday service at 10:50 a.m.; no evening
The Rev. Ed Northrop, pastor. (778-0719)
Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria City.
Holy Thursday special service at 7 p.m. with Holy
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.
Holy Thursday, no morning Mass, but the Mass of
the Lord's Supper will be at 7 p.m. with Rite of Recep-
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
service. At 3 p.m., Passion of Our Lord followed by
Stations of the Cross.
Holy Saturday, 8:30 to 11 a.m., blessing of Easter
baskets. Beginning at 7 p.m., Easter Vigil Mass.
Easter Sunday Masses at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. with
Divine Mercy service after the 9:30 Mass and an Eas-
ter egg hunt following the 11 a.m. service.
Father John H.R. Ellis, pastor; Father Bernard P.
Evanofski, assistant pastor. (778-4769).
Episcopal Church Of the Annunciation, 4408
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Maundy Thursday: at 9:30 a.m. the Holy Eucharist
and at 7:30 p.m. the Holy Eucharist and Stripping of the
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-
Easter Sunday, 6:45 a.m. in the Memoiral Garden,
Rite I; 9 and 11 a.m. in the church, Rite II sung.
Father Jack Hyde, rector; Father Richard Bennett,
assisting priest; Deacon Barbara Carmine. (778-1638).
Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico
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
Last Words of Christ."
Easter Sunday, 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. chapel worship
The Rev. Kenneth Gill, senior minister; the Rev.
Cleda Anderson, associate minister. (383-6491).
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South Harbor Drive variance
request approved by board
By Diana Bogan
Dean Holmstrom of Cornerstone Construction re-
ceived approval for a four-foot variance on behalf of
Gordon and Maureen Dye by a unanimous vote from
the Holmes Beach Board of Adjustment.
The Dyes plan to build a three-story addition to
their home on South Harbor Drive which will accom-
modate a single-car garage on the ground level, and a
bathroom, bedroom and family room on the two upper
levels. They claimed the addition was needed to pro-
vide Mrs. Dye easier access to her home due to a physi-
cal disability as well as accommodate frequent visits
from family members.
Previous concerns raised by residents who live
behind South Harbor Drive at the March 15 meeting
about flooding and drainage were not taken into con-
The board only considered the standards and con-
ditions defined by the city that a property must meet in
order to qualify for a variance.
When questioned, Holmstrom told the board the
project would continue with some adjustments if the
variance was not granted.
"The second and third floors are well within the code
and the paving for the driveway is less than 30 percent of
non-pervious land, which is well under the code limita-
tions," Holmstrom said. "Without the variance, however,
the garage wouldn't be wide enough for a car."
The board may grant a variance if it concludes that
strict enforcement of the ordinance will result in prac-
tical difficulties or unnecessary hardships for the appli-
Bill Saunders, assistant superintendent of public
works, said that the shape of the lot is unusual and that
it meets the land-hardship requirement. He also said
that the request being made was reasonable.
"I considered whether the variance was a reason-
able use of the land that also took into consideration the
aesthetic value of the property," said Saunders. "I be-
lieve it does."
Some residents disagreed.
"My real problem is drainage behind the property,
but what I say here doesn't matter since it looks like it
will be built anyway," said David Carper, who lives on
the cul-de-sac behind the property. "It's a peculiar-
shaped lot that already has a demanding presence. It
will be a monstrosity."
Scenic highway designation awarded Gulf Drive
Gulf Drive in Bradenton Beach has been desig-
nated a scenic highway by state officials.
The official word comes after more than a year of
work by residents, consultants and Florida Department
of Transportation officials.
The designation will make available federal and
state funding to "preserve, maintain, protect and en-
hance the intrinsic resources of scenic corridors
through a sustainable balance of conservation and land
use," according to the scenic highway program's mis-
At stake are funds from the U.S. Department of
Transportation's Federal Highway Administration,
which provides 80 percent of the improvements for
A "vision statement" of the project stresses a pe-
destrian-friendly highway which provides "pleasant
places for residents and visitors to interact with the
natural environment and the Island community."
Among the proposals for improvement are bike
baths, sidewalks, landscaping, street lighting, educa-
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Stephen Pelham named Blake's 'Doctor of Year'
By Diana Bogan
The ballots are in and staff at Blake Medical Cen-
ter has selected Holmes Beach's Dr. Stephen Pelham
as "Doctor of the Year." : :
"It's an hdio6o:to be-chpsen by my peers," said
Pelham. "I'm very appreciative. It's a nice pat on the
Each year patients, families and medical center
employees are asked to nominate a physician who has
gone above and beyond the.norm in service. Accord-
ing to Ginger Macet' ice president of business and
Turtle patrols begin
Volunteers have begun monitoring Anna Maria
Island's beaches for evidence of sea turtle nests, though
there is no sign of turtles yet and Mother's Day is a
Suzi Fox. who holds the state sea turtle preserva-
tion permit for the Island, said she and her Turtle Watch
volunteers are a month ahead of normal in their patrols.
That's because of a stipulation in the Manatee County
permit for the beach renourishment project on the Is-
land, which calls for turtle monitoring to begin 30 days
earlier than usual.
The usual nesting season opening is May 1, Fox
pointed out, but it's better to patrol all of April and not
see a "crawl" than to miss a nest and have it endangered
by new sand heaped on the beach.
"The county says it is lookingat August for a start
vi <' >' .' '::
community relations at
Blake, people take their
time and put a lot of thought
into their nominations,
which sometimes fill two
"Looking back at the list
of doctors chosen since 1983,
I can say those chosen have
truly exemplified unselfish
acts that go beyond caring for
patients," Mace said.
Pelham has been practicing medicine at Island
Family Physicians on East Bay Drive in Holmes Beach
for 20 years. He also serves as medical director for
Blake's Subacute Unit.
"The Subacute Unit is a long-term-care area for pa-
tients who no longer need critical care, but aren't ready
to go home yet," said Mace. "It's a complex, very in-
volved floor and the staff in that unit is thrilled that Dr.
Pelham was honored."
Pelham served as Blake Medical Center's vice
chief of staff in 1990 and chief of staff in 1991 and
on Island beach, turtles await offshore
of the renourishment," she said, "by the time the dredge
arrives and gets set up."
She needs 70 days ahead of that in order to move all
the nests to safety before they begin pumping sand onto
the beach, so "we're not ahead of ourselves by any
means." Turtle Watch workers will move to the safety of
Coquina Beach out of the renourishment area ev-
ery nest in the renourishment area, from 13th Street South
in Bradenton Beach to Fir Avenue in Anna Maria.
Meanwhile, the first turtle rescue of April appar-
ently has succeeded. Fishermen found a small green
turtle, rare in these waters, floating in the Gulf of
Mexico and pulled it aboard with a net when it didn't
dive when they approached.
That meant, said Fox, that it had something wrong, an
illness or a bubble in its digestive tract, and couldn't dive
- normal turtles head downward when man gets near.
They brought it to Fox and with Mote Marine
Boardappointments made in Bradenton Beach
There are sorm new faces on advisory boards
in Bradenton Beach. \,
Anna L. O'Brien and Greg Watkins have
joined the city's board of adjustment, and Ken
Lohn was reappointed to the board. Other mem-
bers of the board of adjustment are Chairman .ohn
Burns, David Hendrickson and Richard
Cloutman. Although the board consists of five
members, six have been appointed to-the advisory
group, so when the members meet next either
O'Brien or Watkins will be named as alternate.
Susan Kehne was appointed to the planning
and zoning board. Other members of the group in-
clude Chairman Bob Dale, Todd Aidrews, Joe
Garbus, Pete Milazzo, Vera Nichols and Linda
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two members to fill its alternate slots.
Laboratory's facility filled to capacity, she drove it at
once to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium's treatment
"It looked just great," said Fox. "I think we caught
it soon enough to help cure it."
Glen Hardman, director of sea turtles at the
aquarium, said they haven't determined the sex of the
juvenile green turtle, but they've dubbed it "Suzi."
They also haven't determined what its problem is.
"The boat hit is superficial. We suspected a block-
age or infection, but the bloodwork is normal. It's eat-
ing and swimming, but it's still floating high. It could
have been hit hard or it could be an internal infection,"
Hardman said. "We'll continue to monitor it."
Water temperature, the reliable old gauge of the
imminence of turtle nesting season, indicates the sea-
son is not quite here yet, Fox noted. The magic num-
ber appears to be 80 degrees. That's when 300 pound-
plus mother loggerheads start lumbering up the beach,
digging two-foot-deep holes in the sand,'laying an av-
erage of 100 eggs the size of ping-pong balls, covering
them and heading back to sea, letting the sun and sand
incubate their babies.
Thirty miles out in the Gulf, the water is 73 degrees
now, and closer inshore it's 76. Fishermen have told
Fox they are seeing turtles seven or eight miles off-
shore, but none closer yet.
The season is from May through October, but Fox,
has found Mother's Day is a'good benchmark for when
nesting gets under way. And Mother's Day is later than
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New pastor fills
Island Baptist pulpit
By Jim Hanson
A former big league baseball pitcher and
Lakeland businessman officiated Sunday at his
first service as pastor of Island Baptist Church.
The Rev. Ed Northrop thus fills a pastorate
that has been essentially vacant for a year while
the congregation sought out the best fit as a
minister. Parishioners' reception of his initial
service Sunday appeared to be one of mixed en-
thusiasm a'nd relief.
He came here from service to the Calvary
Baptist Church in Staunton, Va., where his
wife, Vicki, and 16-year-old son remain while
he finds a home here and she sells their house
Mr. Northrop was introduced to the
Bradenton area years ago as a pitcher for the
Pittsburgh Pirates during spring training, he
recalls. He was on the Pirates' roster for two
After his baseball career, he went into busi-
ness in Lakeland with Wilkor Catalog Show-
rooms. Earlier he worked for Montgomery
Ward & Co.
In the mid-1980s he got his call to the min-
istry, he said, and attended Florida Southern
University in Lakeland and then Southeastern
Baptist Theological Seminary at Wake Forest,
In addition to his duties at Island Baptist, he
is a U.S. Army Reserve chaplain assigned to the
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Charles H. Palmer, aged 86 and a resident of
Holmes Beach. Florida. died at Blake Medical Cen-
ter in Bradenton, Florida after a brief illness.
Mr. Palmer was born September 2. 1914 in Hart.
Michigan. He graduated from Michigan State Univer-
sity in 1935. While in school, Chuck played the drums
S .i in the college band and was elected editor of the
campus newspaper by the student body.
After graduation. Mr. Palmer moved to Lockport,
New York where he served as telegraph editor and
sports reporter for the Union Sun and Journal; where he was an accomplished ama-
teur tennis player: and where most importantly, he won the heart of the former
Louise A. Dorsey. They were married on May 8. 1936.
In 1944. the couple moved to Albany, New York where Mr. Palmer served as a
columnist and political writer for the Associated Press until 1945 and then as the
Director of Research and Public Relations for the New York State Senate until 1959.
While in Albany. Chuck was a prominent member of the Legislative
Correspondents Association. Among other things, he was known as a witty
satirical writer for an encore-producing solo singer in the Association's highly
acclaimed annual gridiron shows about politics and government. Moreover, while
working tor the Senate. Mr. Palmer took occasional leaves of absence to work on
important statewide election efforts as well as on the presidential campaigns of
s E. Dewey and Dwight D. Eisenhower.
.ir. Palmer served as deputy secretary to Governors Nelson A. Rockefeller
and Malcolm Wilson from 1959 to 1975. During that 16-year period, Chuck helped
the chief executives manage the day-to-day affairs of state government. And New
York made a series of noteworthy advances on behalf of its citizens in education,
transportation, criminal justice, health care. treatment of the mentally ill and
disabled, environmental protection and other essential public services.
Upon his retirement. Chuck, who already was a highly competitive bridge and
poker player, bonrrowed a page from his wife Louise's book and also became a avid
golfer. In 1985. the Palmers. who had been vacationing or living part-lime for
roughly 30 years on Florida's southwest coast, moved from Albany and took up
permanent residence inl Holmes Beach. where they were active parishioners in the
Episcopal Church of the Annunciation and where they also were enthusiastic
members of the Key Royale Club.
After 62 years of marriage, Louise Palmer passed away December 20, 1998.
Their survivors include a son, Charles D. Palmer and his wife, Anita, of Holmes
Beach, Florida; a daughter. Toni Overacker and her husband, Jack, of Slingerlands,
New York; as well as five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A memorial service for Charles H. Palmer was held Tuesday, April 10.2001
at the Church on the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, Florida 34217.
Donations may be made to the church.
West Manatee firefighter
dies in fall from ladder
Brian Reed, veteran firefighter with West Chief Kenneth '".Ai, rj;ce J, ,.i, in~ Reed
Manatee Fire & Rescue, died Tuesday of injuries died in the line of duty expressed "deep regret" on
sustained while on duty. behalf of the d'iprtmiten t .nd him.elf.
He was working at Station No. 2, 10350 Survivors includehis. fe, P.: I. and,daugh-
Cortez Road, on a ladder and fell from 12 feet up, ters Donna, 10, and Elizabeth, 3
sustaining critical head injuries. Fellow He began his fiiefightin.g. career with the
firefighters and paramedics rushed to his side and Anna Maria Fire District j ,9,89 as a volunteer
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Anna Maria finally
By Laurie Krosney
Anna Maria residents and commissioners now
have an up-to-date accounting of the city's finances -
the first since September 2000 and the commencement
of the new budget year.
Deputy City Clerk Diane Percycoe produced the
document detailing the monetary transactions for the
current fiscal year, which began Oct. 1, 2000.
Commissioners had complained for months that
they were unable to get reports on the status of the
The problem, according to City Clerk Alice Baird,
was with the accounting software.
Percycoe has now been able to work out the prob-
lems and has produced a month-by-month status report
on the city's budget.
Through March 2001, the city collected $887,873
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understanding of the software.
"It is a good program," she said. "My problem was
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to figure it out on my own," she said.
Percycoe said she spent many hours of her personal
time wrestling with the program, and she thinks things
will go smoothly from now on.
The deputy clerk has placed all the financial state-
ments and reports in a new blue notebook in the com-
mission room for the public to view.
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Torres requests restoration of 2nd Avenue
By Diana Bogan
Fernando Torres of Holmes Beach approached the
city commission at last week's work session to request
that Second Avenue be repaired and restored to its
October 2000 condition in accordance with the city's
"I know you are tired of hearing about this and
we're tired of discussing it," said Torres. "We want to
resolve this once and for all."
In September last year, owners of two resorts on
the corner of Second Avenue and 39th Street asked the
commission to vacate Second Avenue. That request
was not granted.
Torres requested that Second Avenue remain open
in order for him to access his beachfront property
southwest of the Aquarius Resort.
The commission agreed in November to clean up
Second Avenue and place new stop signs and 5-mph
speed limit signs there and on 39th Street.
Aquarius owner John Pace then placed plants and
beach chairs behind his resort in 12 feet of right of way
on Second Avenue.
Mayor Carol Whitmore determined the landscap-
ing could stay, but not the beach chairs.
City commissioners agreed in November to grade
and shell Second Avenue south of 39th Street and re-
view the matter in three months.
Torres asked the city last week to address paving
Second Avenue. Torres said he had purchased a copy
of the charter and city codes and pointed out that ac-
cording to Holmes Beach code, the center portion of all
streets should be paved to a width of at least 25 feet.
"Second Avenue is a street like any other in
Holmes Beach. It is 50 feet wide with 12 1/2 feet on
either side for landscaping. Please pave or shell the
street and remove beach chairs from the right of way
without making it a personal issue," Torres requested.
Torres said he wanted to clarify information he
believed had been incorrectly disseminated in past
In the past, there were claims that the Torreses are
not entitled to use Second Avenue and 39th Street as
an entrance and that their legal entrance should be on
38th street, where they own two properties.
Torres told the commission that a third house that
has been demolished and removed from the property
appraiser's data base was listed as 3805 Second Ave.
and not 100 38th St., as they previously believed. He
says the duplex on the property is currently assigned
the 100 38th St. address.
Finally, Torres brought up the landscape drawing
for the Second Avenue Adopt-A-Spot, which shows
Second Avenue as a path and not a city street.
"All we are asking for is that this body, the mayor
and her staff, enforce the city regulations as they now
exist," said Torres.
The commissioners agreed to review Torres' request
and put it on the agenda for the next work session to fol-
low the city commission meeting at 7 p.m. April 10.
In other business, commissioners agreed that the
mayor should support the construction of a U.S. veter-
ans' memorial on Leffis Key. A proclamation will be
signed at the next Barrier Island Elected Officials meet-
ing in Bradenton Beach on April 18.
Commissioners briefly discussed allowing the Little
League to hang advertisements on the outfield fence of
Birdie Tebbetts Field. The advertisements serve as a
source of income for Little League, however the commis-
sion agreed that it's a community field, not a Little League
Field, and they were not in favor of allowing advertise-
Still time to get into diamond Affaire to benefit Center
A few very few openings still existed early
this week for "An Affaire to Remember," and an added
feature has come along to make it even more attractive.
The Affaire, which annually sells out long be-
fore the big night, is a few reservations short of a
sell-out in its 2001 version, said Sandee Pruett of the
sponsoring Anna Maria Island Community Center.
Those interested in attending should call her
right away at 778-1908 and reserve places at a tax-
deductible cost of $75 per person. It will be April 21
in the "grand ballroom" of St. Bernard Catholic
Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive. Holmes Beach.
In addition to two raffles a $5,000 Give-
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Unlike the other drawings, tickets for this one
will not be sold in advance competitors are lim-
ited to people attending the Affaire. Also unlike the
others, the winner must be present at the drawing;
the other two have no such requirements.
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Affaire entertainment will cleave to the Broadway
motif, with pianist Jo Snyder the featured player.
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and the drawings and auctions of both the silent and
the live varieties. Cocktail attire is recommended.
The event, largest on the Island every year, is the
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Gary E. Cremeans
Gary E. Cremeans, 62, of Sarasota, died April 2.
Born in Ohio, Mr. Cremeans came to Sarasota in
1989 from Tucson, Ariz. He was co-owner and opera-
tor of Trolley Systems of America Inc., which
formerly operated on Anna Maria Island. He was a
member of Crystal Cathedral Ministries of California.
Services were private. Memorial contributions may
be made to American Cancer Society, 1750 17th St.,
Ste. A, Sarasota FL 34234, or Hospice of Southwest
Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238. Robarts
Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Brenda; daughters Amanda
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ter Bonner Futch of HolP.e ieaji; brother Charles of
St. Augustine; sevenigg"dchildren;. and two great-
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Corps before World War.L spent.the war in the south
Pacific as a bombardier Aind rT retired as an Air Force
officer in 1960 after 24: yearss',service. He finished
work on his baccalaureate in education after retirement.
While visiting cousins in. Panama City, he met
Mary Fulford of Cortez and they were married in 1949.
They spent summers in Mary's hometown of Cortez,
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and moved to Manatee County to stay in 1974, farm-
ing in east county.
Burial was in Palma Sola Cemetery.
Survivors are his wife; sdns1 Mark of Memphis and
Benjamin C.Jr. of Tallahassee,' author of several books
including "Filnst Kind' about Cortez; daughters
Katherine Ryan of Warreniron, Va., and Carol Kio-Green
of Tallahassee; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grand-
Richard J. Henderson
Richard J. Henderson, 62, of Bradenton Beach,
died April 1. .
Born in Brooklyn, N Y:, Mr. Henderson came to
Manatee County from Chicago in 1997. He served in the
U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Merchant Marine during the
Korean War. He was-a cook. He was Roman Catholic.
Services were.-April: 6. Memorial contributions
may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955
Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238. Covell Cremation and
Funeral Center was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Lynda; daughter Christie
Styles of Bradenton; stepson Scott Stokes of Birmingham,
Ala.; sister Carole of Brooklyn; and two grandchildren.
Audrey M. McKay
Audrey M. McKay, 78, of Anna Maria, died April
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mrs. McKay came to
Manatee Count) from Long Island, N.Y., in 1971. She
was a police matron in Nassau County, N.Y. She was
A graveyard service will be held at 1 p.m. Thurs-
day, April 12, at Skyway Memorial Gardens, U.S.
Highway 19, Palmetto. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home,
Island Chapel, is inchiarge of arrangements.
She is survived by .sonrs George of Anna Maria and
James T. of Long Island, N.Y.; daughter Cathy L.
Yahraus of Dallas, Texas; brother James Edwards of
Anna Maria; six grandchildren and six great-grandchil-
Robert 'Jim' McKiney
Robert "Jim" McKiney, 60, of Bradenton, died
Born in Detroit, Mr. McKiney came to Manatee
County from Belleville, Mich., in 1981. He retired as
owner and operator of Florida Paper & Copier Co. in
Bradenton. He was a former baseball scout for the Cincin-
nati Reds. He was a former member of the Loyal Order
of Moose Lodge No. 2188 in Bradenton Beach. He was
a member of Knights of Columbus, DeSoto Council No.
5604 of Bradenton, and BPO Elks Lodge No. 1511 of
Bradenton. He attended Saints Peter and Paul The
Apostles Catholic Church and Military Catholic Church.
Memorial services will be Wednesday, April 11, at
Saints Peter and Paul The Apostles Catholic Church, 2850
75th St. W., Bradenton. Memorial contributions may be
made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd.,
Sarasota FL 34238.
He is survived by wife Myma L.; daughters Lori
Ennis of Belleville and Dori Harrel of Ypsilanti, Mich.;
sons James Robert and Charles Demyanovich, both of
Bradenton; and four grandchildren.
Charles H. Palmer
Charles H. Palmer, 86, of Holmes Beach, died
Born in Hart, Mich., Mr. Palmer came to Manatee
County from Albany, N.Y. in the 1980s. He was a tele-
graph editor and sports reporter at the Union Sun and Jour-
nal in Lockport, N.Y., from 1935-43. He was a columnist
and political writer for the Associated Press in Albany
from 1944-45. He was director of research for the New
York State Senate from 1945-59 and deputy secretary to
the governor of New York from 1959-75. He was a mem-
ber of the Key Royale Club. He was Episcopalian.
Services were April 10 at Church of the Annuncia-
THE ISLANDER U APRIL 11, 2001 E PAGE 17
tion, Holmes Beach. Memorial contributions may be
made to Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach FL 34217.
He is survived by daughter Toni Overacker of
Slingerlands, N.Y.; son Charles D. of Holmes Beach; five
grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Richard Reed, 64, of Bradenton Beach, died April 3.
Born in Columbus, Ohio, Mr. Reed came to Manatee
County from there in 1961. He was a maintenance worker
at the Longboat Key Holiday Inn. He was Catholic.
Memorial services will be announced at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Annie Silver
Community Center, 2105 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach FL
34217. Brown and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of
He is survived by caregivers David, Dale and Kit
Redeker, all of Bradenton Beach.
Patrick G. Sample
Patrick G. Sample, 48, of Bradenton, died April 4.
Born in Washington, D.C., Mr. Sample came to
Manatee County in 1961. He was a former paramedic
with Westcoast Southern Medical Services in
Bradenton and with the Pinellas County Emergency
Services Unit. He served in the U.S. Army during the
Vietnam era. He was a member of the former Veterans
of Foreign Wars Post 8199 of Anna Maria Island. He
was a member of the Vietnam Brotherhood in Sarasota.
Memorial services were April 10 at Palma Sola
Presbyterian Church with military honors rendered by
the Funeral Honor Guard Detail of the Fort Stewart
Army Base, Fort Stewart, Ga. Shannon Funeral Home
Town Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Marlene J.; sons Eric
Johnson and Jeremy Legg, both of Bradenton; broth-
ers William Sr. of Bradenton and Frederick W. of
Charlottesville, Va.; sister Cathlene Hoover of Irving,
Texas; and five grandchildren.
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Caught in the WAVE -
Anna Maria students recognized
for civic achievements April 6 at
the We Are Very Exceptional
"WAVE" awards include Wyatt
Easterling, Amber Mayner,
Breslyn Reiber, Matthew
Danziger, Chandler Hardy, Sarah
Jane Falls, Peyton Phillips, Kara
Nelson, Virginia Sportelli, Hunter
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Lonzo, Lance Burger, Mark
Whitley, James Davis, Shane
Pelkey, Mollie Swanton, Tiffany
Dixon, Amber Wright, Kaci
Kennedy, Tyler Schneerer and
DeAnn Davis' fourth-grade class.
Recipients of the WAVE award
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Photo: Diana Bogan
Just for a day
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Tim Kolbe and princi-
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Stand by your manatee
Second- and third-grade students at Anna
Maria Elementary School had a special
environmental presentation by the Museum of
Science and Industry, the Southwest Florida
Water Management District and the Tampa
Bay Regional Planning Council. The MOSI
Marine Gang's Capt. Noah introduced
students to Sally Shrimp, Manny Manatee,
Sammy Snapper, Daisy Dolphin, Tony Turtle
and Polly Pelican. Each character suffered
from common ailments caused by pollution.
Students learned they can help prevent
pollution by recycling plastics and used car
oil. Islander Photo: Diana Bogan.
CAFE ON THE BEACH
Easter Sunday Buffet
April 15 1-5:30 pm
Carved Baked Ham, Roast Turkey
S and all the Trimmings, Assorted Salads
/ and Vegetables, Dessert.
OPEN 7 AM 7 DAYS A WEEK BEER AND WINE AVAILABLE
Casual Inside Dining Room or Outside Patio Dining
On Beautiful Manatee Beach where Manatee Ave. ends and the Gulf begins!
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THE ISLANDER 0 APRIL 11, 2001 0 PAGE 21
Island Middle School draws up supply wish list
By Diana Bogan
The new Island Middle School is slated for a fall
2001 opening as a charter school at Loggerhead Junc-
tion, 401 Manatee Avenue in Holmes Beach. I
A charter school is a public school run by anot-for-
profit corporation under contract with a sponsor, usu-
ally the local school board. The new Island school is
operated by the nonprofit corporation Island Middle
School Inc. and will be under contract with the Mana-
tee County School Board.
The school's founding committee members have
put together a wish list of items that will help get the
school off to an efficient start.
The school will house sixth and seventh graders in its
first year, and add eighth graders in 2002. The new school
will serve as an alternative to overcrowded schools and
students will be from throughout Manatee County.
According to the committee, the Manatee County
School District's curriculum guidelines will be used as
a reference as the staff works to establish its own arts-
infused curriculum. Core academic courses, however,
will be similar to those throughout the district.
The school's wish list includes:
Volunteer contractors to knock out six interior
walls, remove two existing windows and install two
fire exit doors.
Volunteers to paint, install baseboards and
plumbing for one bathroom.
Renovation materials, including lumber,.framing
supplies, painting supplies, two single-motion, exterior
fire-exit doors and minor plumbing supplies.
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IBM-compatible computer, 586 or higher.
Copy machine and fax machine,
Television and video-cassette recorder.
Two office desks and chairs.
Nine filing cabinets.
11 cases of printer paper
10 packages of 8 1/2 by 11-inch notepads
Pencils, pens, staplers, staples, Post-It notes, tele-
phone message pads, colored pencils, Crayola markers,
glue and chalk.
200 file folders.
Hanging file folders.
Three desks and chairs for teachers.
60 student desks and chairs.
12 work tables.
Three chalk boards.
Three supply cabinets with locks.
Easter egg hunt Saturday
A class in holiday flower arranging and an
Easter egg hunt are on the schedule this week at
Palma Sola Botanical Park, 9800 17th Ave.
Instructionin a themed arrangement of flow-
ers, with the focus on Easter, will be given by
Janice Hamlin, president of the Manatee River
Garden Club, from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, April 13.
"An old-fashioned Easter egg hunt" is prom-
ised starting at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 14.
Reservations for both .events may be madeand
further information obtained by calling 722-2966.
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OPEN EASTER SUNDAY
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Mon., Wed. & Fri. 11:30 close
ALL-U-CAN-EAT SNOW CRAB $24.99
DELICIOUS PASTA DISHES
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Also BAIT & TACKLE SHOP 779-1706
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One case of assorted colored construction paper.
100 pocket file folders.
For more information about the charter school,
please call 778-8571.
SAnna Maria School menu
Monday, April 16
Breakfast: Sausage with Toast, Cereal, Yogurt
* Lunch: Hamburger or Peanut Butter and Jelly
S Sandwich, Peas and Carrots, Half an Apple
Tuesday, April 17
S Breakfast: Muffin Square, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Grilled Cheese or Peanut Butter-and-
Jelly Sandwich, Baby Carrots with Dressing,
Wednesday, April 18
S Breakfast: Pancake with Syrup, Yogurt,
Lunch: Tacos with Sauce or Hot Dog on a
*Bun, Corn, Fresh Fruit
Thursday, April 19
S Breakfast: Pretzel, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Scalloped Potatoes with Ham or Ham-
burger bn a Bun, Broccoli, Applesauce Cake
Friday, April 20
Breakfast: Yogurt, Cereal
* Lunch: Cheese Pizza or Sloppy Joe Sandwich,
Tossed Salad, Applesauce
Milk and juice are served with every meal.
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
March 26, 200 block of Oak Avenue, burglary. An
unknown person entered an unlocked vehicle and re-
moved a wallet from the glove box.
March 29, 8605 Gulf Drive, Island Baptist Church,
burglary. Glass frames on the exterior doors at the west
side of the church were broken. Entry was also gained
into the Sunday School office, library and the
custodian's office. Damage was done to the office door
March 30, 500 block of Spring Avenue, open door.
A woman left her house to get a paper at the end of the
block. When she returned she found the door of her
home open and her jewelry missing. The woman later
found her jewelry in a drawer.
March 31, Spring Avenue and North Shore Drive,
information. A woman reported that the ground gave
way beneath her step as she walked her dog. There is
a hole approximately 1 1/2 feet wide and 1 1/2 feet
deep by the culvert where she stopped.
April 1, 101 S. Bay Boulevard, Healing Grounds,
open door. Upon a routine check, the door to the busi-
ness was found open. The keyholder was unable to re-
spond so the Sheriff s Office secured the business with
a chain lock.
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April 2, 400 block of Alamanda Road, domestic
disturbance. A verbal dispute between a couple was
April 2, 4400 block of Gulf Drive, assistance.
Deputies assisted Holmes Beach police in a reported
April 4, 10005 Gulf Drive, Manatee County
Sheriffs Office-District 5, found property. Someone
left a Wisconsin driver's license in an envelope at the
April 4, 8605 Gulf Drive, Island Baptist Church,
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STREETLIFE, FROM PAGE 22
open door. The door on the south side of the building
was found unlocked. The keyholder responded to se-
cure the property.
April 5, 8605 Gulf Drive, Island Baptist Church,
open window. Two windows were found open. The
keyholder responded and secured the property.
April 1, 200 block of Bay Drive South, drug arrest.
A woman was stopped for speeding. Officers detected
an odor of alcohol and the driver consented to a search
of her vehicle. The passenger, Nicole Graves, 27, of
Bradenton, was in possession of cocaine, marijuana
and a glass pipe. Graves was taken into custody.
April 1, 100 block of 13th Street, drug arrest. Dur-
ing a routine traffic stop Donald Rayburn, 27, of
Bradenton. was found to be in possession of cocaine.
April 2, 4900 block of Gulf Drive, assistance.
Bradenton Beach officers assisted Holmes Beach po-
lice in a domestic dispute.
April 2, 700 block of Gulf Drive North, traffic ar-
rest. A man was arrested for driving without a license
and cited for failure to use turn signals, a broken right-
rear taillight and failure to display proof of registration.
April 5, 2500 block of Avenue B, stolen property.
A man reported his checkbook, debit card and a dia-
mond ring missing from his apartment.
April 5, 2100 Gulf Drive South, burglary. A man
reported that his wallet was stolen from the glove box
of his rental car.
March 31, 200 block of North Harbor Drive,
missing person. A woman reported her 17-year-old
daughter missing. Her daughter was angry about
new household rules and, according to the report,
she hasn't come home since she stormed out of the
March 31, 600 Manatee Avenue, West Bay Cove
condominiums, suspicious incident. A woman re-
ported that her car had been vandalized. She reported
d.iamge;to her windshield wipers, a wind deflector
i~d scratches to the car's paint.
April 1, East Bay Drive and Manatee Avenue,
battery. A man on a motorcycle approached a man in
a car and accused him of cutting his motorcycle off
in traffic. The motorcyclist then became physically
and verbally abusive with the driver, grabbing him
through the car window before riding away on his
April 2, 4900 block of Gulf Drive, assault. A
woman was arrested after she threatened a man with
a steak knife during a domestic dispute.
April 4, 100 block of 52nd Street, burglary. Two
vehicles parked outside a residence were burglar-
ized. There was no forced entry into the Jeep or the
THE ISLANDER 0 APRIL 11, 2001 E PAGE 23
S Bike brigade
David Byington and Sue Bouchard
.- of Manatee County Emergency
Medical Services are prepared for
anything that happens over the
weekend at the Cortez Commercial
Fishing Festival. Byington and
bikes are loaded with medical
Equipment and can get to places -
such as through crowds at a
festival that ambulances can't.
I ... According to Byington, "Every-
thing an ambulance carries, we
carry. Islander Photo.
West Manatee Fire & Rescue
bicycles are loaded with the latest
in life-saving equipment. The bikes
allow firefighters to maneuver and
get into tight quarters. Islander
Photo: Courtesy Rich Losek
convertible since both vehicles had the tops down.
Nothing of value was stolen.
April 5, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Beach, bur-
glary. A couple's car was burglarized while they vis-
ited the beach. The driver's side lock and the trunk
lock were both punched by a large, flat-bladed ob-
ject. A purse containing credit cards and $250 in
cash was taken from the trunk.
April 5, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Beach, bur-
glary. A woman reported two bags of clothing were
missing from her rental car. A puncture was found near
the key lock, but no other evidence could be recovered.
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Historic Bradenton Beach waterfront in unlikely locale
Waterfronts Florida is a state program to help re-
vitalize working waterfronts in the state. Cortez was
one of the six original communities named to receive
state assistance in "creating renewed, vibrant water-
front areas," according to program officials.
Bradenton Beach officials decided last week not to
apply for entry into the program due to matching grant
requirements. It's a shame, because Bradenton Beach
historically was the gateway to Anna Maria Island -
and that gateway wasn't Bridge Street, but the north
end of the city.
Here's a little history of the Island before bridges,
cars or very many residents. But even just after the turn
of the century there were tourists.
Rurick Cobb was stationed in Tampa in 1898 dur-
ing the Spanish-American War. He visited the Island
and fell in love with its sandy beaches and moved his
family here in 1901, after he was discharged from the
Army. Cobb homesteaded 160 acres of north
Bradenton Beach-south Holmes Beach in what is today
the Ilexhurst subdivision, and had it platted and sur-
veyed for homes.
He also had a dream of attracting tourists to the Island.
He approached a group of German developers from
Tampa and enticed them into investing in a resort lodge
he envisioned on his property on the Gulf of Mexico. The
result was the Club House, later called the Ilexhurst Ho-
tel, the Gulf Park Hotel, the Oar House and today the site
of the Anna Maria Island Club condominiums.
The Club House was a two-and-a-half-story ram-
bling wooden building with a wide veranda all the way
around the second floor with views to the beach, bay
and both ends of the sparsely settled Island. The sec-
ond floor was devoted to a dining room and some
sleeping rooms. In all, there were a dozen bedrooms in
the building, which was at the time the largest structure
on the Island.
With no bridges to the Island, all lumber to build
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the Club House had to be brought by boat and barge.
To accommodate the draft of the big boats, a 1,100-
foot-long pier was built into Anna Maria Sound from
what is today the Sandpiper Mobile Resort then
nothing but mangroves. The dock was large enough for
a horse-drawn wagon to traverse, with a warehouse at
the east end.
The Club House opened in 1909 and provided tour-
ists with a base for swimming and sunbathing. Fishing
on the Island was also prevalent, and tarpon, mackerel
and kingfish were popular catches for visitors.
But Cobb's dream of the Island's becoming a tour-
ist mecca never really panned out, mostly because
Southwest Florida at the time was relatively unknown.
In 1915, his mortgage holders foreclosed on the hotel
and it was acquired by a "Mr. Zewadski."
A vicious hurricane in 1921 pretty much destroyed
the pier, but things brightened a bit when the Cortez
Bridge opened in November that year, and business
boomed until the Florida land "bust" in 1926. The de-
pression didn't help Island tourism much either, and the
resort floundered along until the 1940s when it and
adjacent property changed to suit a new trend.
America had taken to the roads, and Americans
were taking their homes with them in the form of travel
trailers. Thanks to Sarasota's winter ciirus community,
a trickle-down effect of show and carnival folk discov-
ered the Island, and to accommodate the winter influx
the Gulf Park Trailer Park was created just east of the
hotel, now called the Ilexhurst Hotel.
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Mangroves were cleared and a new pier built into
Anna Maria Sound. The hotel again began to flourish.
It was in 1947 that Gerald Kersh, a British foreign
correspondent and author, decided to publish the
Island's first newspaper while staying at the hotel. The
Bradenton Beachcomber was a one-edition publication
datelined "Xmas 1947" and modestly stated that
"Bradenton Beach needs a newspaper like a long-dis-
tance swimmer needs a toilet."
The ground floor of the building, now called the
Gulf Park Hotel, was converted into a bar. But drink-
ing patrons weren't the only customers the old wooden
building had, and termites became so prevalent that the
gabled top floor was condemned in 1960.
There were also shops on the ground floor, rang-
ing over the years from a barber shop to a sandwich and
ice cream parlor and even a grocery store.
In the late 1970s, the owners turned over operation
of the bar to David Reid and Warren Jerrems. Reid was
an unsuccessful candidate for mayor in Bradenton
Beach, losing to the seemingly invincible Dick
Connick by only 34 votes. The pair turned the bar into
a destination for young and old, featuring live music on
the porch facing the Gulf that drew thousands.
But the old wooden building succumbed to fire in
1979. The site was cleared, and replaced with the Anna
Maria Island Club condo.
Although the condo is nice, I still miss the Oar
Compliments to Kent Chetlain and The Islander's
Nov. 23, 1978, special section, "Shadows of History,"
for the history lesson.
Cuban fishermen frequented our area as early as
the 1840s following the spring and fall fishing runs.
They established settlements,' called ranchos, near
fres6iwater springs at the north end of Longboat Key,
northern Bradenton Beach, north Anha Maria arid
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THE ISLANDER 0 APRIL 11, 2001 0 PAGE 25
Big cobia, snook, kingfish, permit, grouper fishing hot
By Capt. David Futch
There aren't just a lot of fish around right now.
There are a lot of big fish around.
Fishing guides report catches of big cobia, snook,
kingfish and trout, while gag grouper fishing has im-
proved 100 percent from a month ago, when anglers
could hardly find a willing gag.
Capt. Joe Webb on the Jan Marie came up with
another big fish story recently when a customer landed
a 72-pound cobia while fishing 10 miles off Anna
It's the second big fish caught on the Jan Marie
recently. Webb, who docks at Galati Marine in Anna
Maria, caught a 55.7-pound gag grouper two months
He said he was using a big, green-and-red bomber
and 30-pound test line when the cobia struck.
He said there were a number of cobia around and
they were sight-casting. The reeling-in job took 50
minutes, Webb said.
Also, there are tarpon around the Sunshine Skyway
Bridge for those who want something that pulls like a
It's wise to fish for them from a boat so you can
chase them because "they can take you to the sock," as
my grandfather used to say.
That's an expression that came out of the Depres-
sion when fishing guides on Useppa Island and Boca
Grande would put a sock on the spool before putting
the line on. That way it looked like the guide had a full
spool of twine on the reel when he took out his well-
heeled clientele. When a big tarpon would strike and
make a long run.peeling out most of the line, my grand-
father would say "he took me to the sock."
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission changed a couple of fishing rules lately.
For starters, it's no longer legal to spearfish marine
,species, including mullet, in fresh water.
The ban begins July 1.
Also on July 1, no one can fish, spearfish or collect
marine life in state waters in the Tortugas Ecological
gPserve. That. too, becomes effective July I.
Tom Marsik at Annie'sBait,& Tackle said Capt.
iZach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II reports catches of
big-fout-to 25 inches in 30 feet of water in the Gulf.
Spanish mackerel and pompano ,are also around. In-
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Karanm Guergis of Angus, Ontario, caught this 22-
pound permit near the artificial reefs near shore.
Guergis was aboard the Grand Slam with Capt. Roy
Salgado and threw a crab at this permit.
fish to 25 inches, according to Zach.
Capt. Sam Kimball on the Legend said pelagic
fish are the hot ticket right now. Permit and kingfish in
the 20- to 25-pound range were the norm, he said.
"Kings have been hitting trolled spoons, live blue run-
ners, shiners and shrimp in.40 to 60 feet of water,"
Kimball said, "and permit were hitting crabs and
Cobia are starting to show along the beaches and
the near-shore reefs to 30 pounds, Kimball said. Sheep-
shead, mackerel and flounder are still biting well.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said trout
fishing has been extraordinary.
"A lot of our customers have been using long plas-
tic.bait like Jerk Bait," Lowman said. "Put a small hook
sideways through the nose. Take the tiniest split shot
you have and put it right by the hook. When you twitch
it, it undulates. The Key Royale flats and the flats from
Perico Bayou to the mouth of the Manatee River have
been producing a lot of trout.
"Permit are on the offshore wrecks and reefs. Co-
bia are on the reefs, too, and at nea -shore-tructure off
Coquina Beach. Grouper fishing in 50 to 60 feet of
water for gags has been hot. Red grouper are in deeper
water. There are plenty of reports of kingfish around.
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catch all those fish, they have more time off than any-
one, especially me.
Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
there are plenty of trout and redfish on the flats. Cobia
are following stingrays. Snook are in the canals. Span-
ish mackerel are off the beaches and grouper are in 80
feet of water.
Capt. Mike Greig of Capt. Mike's Charters out of
Holmes Beach said he's been getting large kings from 20
to 30 pounds, along with cobia and gag grouper.
"Likewise, snook fishing has been superb with
some to 33 inches," Greig said. "There are pompano
along the beach. Scoop up some sand fleas at your feet
and have at it."
Capt. Curt Morrison and Capt. Ryan Hackney on
the Neva-Miss said grouper fishing has been hot lately.
There are plenty of gags in 40 to 80 feet of water.
Capt. Roy Salgado on the Grand Slam out of
Bradenton Beach said kingfish are thick seven miles
and out. Salgado said he caught a 50-pound cobia and
added they've been hanging out close to shore from
three to six miles.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said fishing has
been a little slow, but folks there are catching flounder,
sheepshead, pompano and a snook here and there.
Capt. Matt Bowers on the Outcast in Holmes
Beach said it doesn't take long to catch a boatload of
grouper when you go out right now. On some days, he
said he only had to move once or twice all day and blew
through bait like it was chum.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he caught snook to 27 inches and a lot more
that were undersized.
"We had a couple of redfish 25 and 27 inches,"
Smith said. "There are a lot of trout around to 22
inches. Mackerel are biting in Tampa Bay and also in
Terra Ceia and Miguel bays. Other than,the wind blow-
ing, everything has been good. I'm hoping the bait
moves on the flats. It should with the water tempera-
ture on the rise."
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide in Holmes
Beach said the grouper are thick as fleas off the beach.
Mangrove snapper and cobia are in a lot of the same
areas, he said.
Capt. Justin Moore on the Prima Donna II said
snook and redfish have been his mainstays inshore,
while hefty kingfish are around offshore reefs.
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Over 70 different t-shirt designs in stock
Over 40 different hat designs in stock
Complete line of marine supplies
Ocean Waves & Costa Del Mar sunglasses
Rod & reel repair
4 brands of bait nets in stock
a Canned & frozen chum
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Corby handcuffs Waterfront
Air & Energy pitcher JaKe Corby kept AAA
league-leading Waterfront Restaurant off balance April
7, giving up four hits in an 11-5 win in Anna Maria
Island Little League baseball.
Corby also singled, walked twice and scored two
runs to help even his team's record to 4-4, while Wa-
terfront dropped to 6-2.
Justin Dearlove came through in a big way for Air
& Energy when he led off the game with a single that
started a five-run first inning. Dearlove also tripled in
a run in the second inning with a blast to the left cen-
ter field fence.
Dearlove singled in two more in the third and
scored three runs in the game.
A&E's John Gregory had three singles, three RBIs
and scored twice, while Severin Walstead pounded out
a couple of hits and two RBIs.
Ananda Morano crushed a triple in the first inning
and added an RBI for A&E and Nathaniel Ellsworth
had a double. Wade Risha and Cory Wash singled for
Alex Wright and Miles Hostetler singled for Wa-
terfront, while Garrett Waiters chipped in two singles
and two RBIs.
Earlier in the week, Waterfront pitcher Miles
Hostetler threw a gem of a game against the Bistros
team, giving up five hits and three runs in a 15-3 win.
Hostetler also doubled, singled, scored three times
and knocked in three runs. Also for Waterfront, Ryan
Guerin had two hits and two RBIs, Kayla Boak and
Heather Howard had two singles and Garrett Waiters
had a hit, two walks and two runs scored.
Bobo, Faasse, Pritchard lead Haley's
Matt Bobo pounded out two singles and a double
and knocked in four runs to lead Haley's Motel to a 10-
I win over Kiwanis April 2 in the Anna Maria Little
League majors division.
Pitchers Steve Faasse and Shane Pelkey pitched
three solid innings each with Faasse surrendering two
hits and no runs, while Pelkey gave up one hit and one
Faasse singled three times and had two RBIs, while
Jordan Pritchard had two singles and scored twice.
Other top hitters for Haley's were Kevin Kirn, who
singled, walked and scored twice and Pelkey, who
blasted a triple into the right field corner and scored on
Eric Whitley singled and walked for Kiwanis and
scored his team's lone run.
Catcher Matt McDonough doubled in Whitley in
the bottom of the fifth inning, Keith Reynolds singled
Lowman raises bar to new heights
Greg Lcwman of West Manatee Fire & Rescue
District went 5-for-5 at.the plate in two games against
Quality Builders last week.
Lowman's torrid pace raised his batting average to
stratospheric heights as he mounted a threat for high-
Sest batting average ever in Anna Maria Little League.
As of April 6, Lowman was batting an unheard-of
.733 after 10 games.
Taylor Manning won the Anna Maria batting title
-- in 1999 with a .653 average, the highest ever since the
league was established in 1961.
In the first game against Quality Builders April 3,
Lowman singled, doubled and tripled and knocked in
six runs. He also scored twice.
Pat Cole was the winning pitcher, scattering two
-hits and giving up one run in a four-inning affair that
WMFD won I 1-1. The game was called due to the 10-
For WMFD, Nick Sato singled and scored twice,
Zach Geeraerts walked three times and scored three
runs. Chris Klotz, Jake Wood, Estaban Reyes and Price
each doubled for WMFD.
Alex Phillips and Charlie Woodson had the only
hits for Quality.
S In the second game April 6, Lowman singled,
Second baseman Chris Klotz crushes the ball during batting practice last week in one of two new cages
donated by Bill Lowman of Island Discount Tackle. Klotz plays for the major league division leader (9-1)
West Manatee Fire & Rescue District of the Anna Maria Island Little League. Islander Photo: David Futch
doubled, walked, had an RBI and scored twice.
Sean Price picked up the win for WMFD in the 9-
3 victory. Price gave up three hits over six innings
work, striking out 12. He also had a single, a double,
two RBIs and scored twice.
Pat Cole of WMFD continued his personal hitting
streak with a triple, a double, a walk, two runs scored
and two RBIs.
WMFD's Nick Sato doubled and scored and Ben
Valdivieso and Wood each had a single and an RBI.
For Quality Builders, Sean Pittman doubled,
scored and had two RBIs, Jarrod McKenzie doubled
and Alex Phillips singled.
Faasse goes deep in rain game
Rain was coming down and the umpire was ready
to call the delay when Steve Faasse of Haley's Motel
Greg Lowman, WMFD .733
Steve Faasse, Haley's .567
Sean Pittman, Quality Builders .516
Matt Bobo, Haley's .414
Andrew Royals, Kiwanis .375
Matt McDonough, Kiwanis .364
Estaban Reyes, WMFD .357
Zach Geeraerts, WMFD .350
Kevin Kirn, Haley's .350
Spencer Carper, Quality .320
Jordan Pritchard, Haley's .316
Nick Sato, WMFD .312
Patrick Cole, WMFD .308
Doubles Lowman 8, Pittman 7, Royals, Chad
Richardson, Reyes and Faasse 4 each, Eric
Whitley, Tanner Pelkey, Chris Klotz, Price and
McDonough 3 each, Kirn and Alex Phillips 2 each
Triples Lowman 3, Alonzo Price, Shane
Pelkey, Cole and McDonough 1 each
Home runs Lowman 4, Faasse 2
RBIs--Lowman 36, Matt McDonough 13, Faasse
12, Chris Klotz and Sean Price 10 each, Matt
Bobo 9, Mark Spence and Andrew Royals 8 each,
Patrick Cole and Keith Reynolds 7, Tanner
Pelkey, Kevin Kirn, Pittman and Sato 6 each,
Chad Richardson and Geeaerts 5 each, Whitley
Walks Geeraerts 15, Spencer Carper 12,
Pritchard 11, Tanner Pelkey 11
Lowman 4-0, 5.42 ERA, 52 Ks, 17 walks, 27.7 in-
nings pitched; Patrick Cole 4-0, 2.89 ERA, 25 Ks,
11 walks, 18.7 innings pitched; Pittman 3-1, 2.45
ERA, 37 Ks, 19 walks, 22 innings pitched; Faasse
3-3, 3.64 ERA, 63 Ks, 36 walks, 34.3 innings
pitched; Pelkey 0-2, 4.00 ERA, 9 Ks, 10 walks, 12
innings pitched; Jarrod McKenzie 1-2, 4.40 ERA,
16 Ks, 12 walks, 15 innings pitched.
came to bat against Kiwanis of the Anna Maria ma-
jor league division.
With the count one ball and no strikes and the
floodgates opened to full, Faasse calmly crushed his
second home run of the season over the left center
The game was called as Faasse crossed the plate with
Kiwanis ahead 7-3. It will be continued at a later date.
Baseball rules get tricky
Last week's question was: With two out, the bases
loaded and count 3-and-2 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?
Answer: Only one run counts. The ball is dead as
soon as it lodges in the mask. The batter is awarded
first base. If this occurred with first base occupied and
PLEASE SEE SPORTS RAP, NEXT PAGE
Little League standings
WMFR District 9-1
Quality Builders 5-6
Haley's Motel 4-5
Air & Energy 4-4
Anna Maria Island
Little League schedule
WMFD vs. Haley's Motel
Kiwanis vs. Quality Builders
Kiwanis vs. WMFD
Quality vs. Haley's
Games at 7p.m.
Bistros vs. Air & Energy
Waterfront vs. Bistros
Games at 5:30 p.m.
Sandbar vs. Betsy Hills
Island Spirit vs. Home True Value
Spirit vs. Sandbar
Home True Value vs. Betsy Hills
Games at 5 p.m.
Dr. Danziger vs. Morgan Stanley/Dean
Witter 9 a.m., Community Center
Harry's Continental Kitchens vs. Dr.
Danziger 10 a.m., Community Center
eam is listed second in all divisions.
THE ISLANDER 0 APRIL 11, 2001 M PAGE 27
SPORTS RAP, FROM PAGE 26
less than two out, the batter would be automatically out.
(5.09g, 7.05i, 6.05c of the Official Baseball Rules)
This week's question is a toughie. A hard grounder
is hit at the first baseman. It hops off his glove and
drops inside his shirt, which was not buttoned at the
top. Seeing he will be unable to extricate the ball be-
fore the batter reaches first, the fielder places his hand
over the shirt to grasp the ball and beats the man to first.
Is this legal?
Dolphins need uniforms
The Anna Maria Island Dolphins, age 9-12 football
team, is in need of money to buy equipment and uni-
The team needs about $7,000 to outfit the squad
that will play its inaugural season starting in August.
Because this is its first year, the team needs every-
thing from cleats to helmets to footballs.
Anyone interested in donating should call Coach
Tom Moore at the Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
ter at 778-1908.
Bernard tops VO, Skinner
Keith Bernard took top honors April 8 in the
Sunday Sunrise Tour golf tournament at Palma Sola
Bernard was plus nine on a modified-Stableford
Second place was a tie between John
VanOstenbridge and Marc Skinner who came in a
Richard Bergquist of Anna Maria won a greenie
and a skin by nearly holing out in one on the par 3,
136-yard No. 6 hole.
MAKE YOUR MOVE
TWO CHOICE VILLAS FOR SALE
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PERICO ISLES CIRCLES HOMES
11445 Perico Isles Circle ................ $245,000
Priced just reduced a'Save!
11375 Perico Isles Circle ................ $279,000
Furnished two-story home. 3.5BR/4BA
Puryear and Bill Starrett, both of Anna Maria. Runners-
The ball curled to the left of the hole, coming to
rest about one foot away.
Winners in the April 7 horseshoe games were Herb
Puryear and Bill Starrett, both of Anna Maria. Runners-
up were John Crawford of Bradenton and Jim Martine
of Holmes Beach.
Winners in the April 4 games were Doug Sparky
of Anna Maria and Starrett. Runners-up were Ron
Pepka of Bradenton and Pete Watson of Anna Maria
The weekly contests get under way at 9 a.m. every
Wednesday and Saturday at Anna Maria City Hall
Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no membership fees
and everyone is welcome.
SALES & RENTALS
Attention Property Owners
We are turning away nice people for the 2002 Win-
ter Season. All of our beachfront rentals are booked!
Can we book your beachfront or other Island
property to one of these nice tenants?
Stop by or call today and one of our friendly
and attentive staff will be happy to help you.
"Better Than the Best!"
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LIC. Real Estate Broker
Accredited Residential Manager
12 years of Anna Maria
3001 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach
941 778-6849 800 778-9599
Fax: 941 779-1750
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Visit our Web site at www.betsyhills.com
Christine Meltzner of Holmes
Beach and Dick Clays of
Bradenton won the mixed
doubles senior games tennis
tournament's age groups 50-
54 for Manatee and Sarasota
counties. For winning the
tournament in Sarasota, they
are invited to the state senior
championship in Lakeland in
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Date Low High Rainfall
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April 2 65 78 0
April 3 65 81 0
April 4 68 82 0
April 5 68 82 0
April 6 70 82 .30
April 7 70 85 0
Average Gulf water temperature 750
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Incredible panoramic view of Tampa Bay
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220 82ND ST. NEW 3BR/2BA TOWNHOUSE
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LOT IN NW BRADENTON Deed Restrictions. $89,000
PERICO SHORES LAKEFRONT 3BR/2BA. Quality home, room
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STYLING SALON Eight stations, established 35+ years. $39,000.
GULFVIEW LOT 100 by 90 ft., zoned C-2. $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
90-INCH SOFA like new. Yellow with blue-green
coral print, $300. Cocktail table, 38-inch, square, $75.
I Your Guide to Gulf Coast Living
Ifwaterfront and "Island-style"
living appeal to you, talk with
Sylvia Marnie today. Originally from
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and knowledge of the area.
Find out about:
Pr >percy values and current market information
Call: (941) 920-1562
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COINS FROM Royal Mint, non-circulated, presenta-
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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-
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commemorative picture of a significant person or event
in history. From Tverskaya Post Office. $50. 792-4274.
FREE FRIDGEDARE stove and hood. Also free
dryer for pick-up. 778-3918.
WILSON HAMMER 5.8 tennis racquet, strung with
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condition. Includes cover, $45. 748-6222.
ROSER THRIFT SHOP open Tues., Thurs., 9:30am-2pm.
Sat. 9am-noon. Donations Wednesdays 9am-11am. Sales
racks. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 779-2733.
MOVING SALE FRIDAY and Saturday, April 13-14,
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ELEVATED OCTAGONAL BEACH HOUSE
and artist studio with fabulous screened lanai
overlooking the water. Large private lot on one
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$349,000. Dennis Beauchamp, 376-1312 or
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Steps to Palma Sola Bay. $425,000. Sandy
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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.
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409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, Fl 34216
Phone & Fax: (941) 778-1222
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3101 GULF DRIVE HOLMES BEACH
THE ISLANDER E APRIL 11, 2001 N PAGE 29
REAL ESTATE, LLC
Gloria Schorpp Helen White Mary Ann Schmidt
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.
ANNA MARIA CITY
4BR/2.5BA canalfront home. Close to beautiful
beach. Two fireplaces, boathouse, many upgrades,
dumbwaiter, residential area. $574,900.
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
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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.
4BR/4BA turnkey furnished beach house west of
Gulf Drive in historic Anna Maria City. Large lot,
great rental. $495,000.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB
2BR/2BA Gulffront turnkey-furnished condo.
Gorgeous Gulf view, beautiful beach, heated pool,
excellent rental income. $475,000.
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
3BR/2BA furnished home on sailboat water with
direct access to Tampa Bay. Split plan, two-car
garage, caged pool, nicely landscaped. $ 395,000.
2BR/2BA Perico Island condo with view of pond.
Screened porch, walk-in closet, washer/dryer,
second floor end unit. Great location! $137,900.
1BR/1BA condo, pool, includes some utilities. $800 mo.
Available April 1.
3BR/2BA house on canal. Two-car garage.
Available May 1 $2,100 mo.
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CANALFRONT. Well-maintained 3BR/2BA home in
Bay Palms. Split plan, vaulted ceiling in screened
porch, two-car garage. Room for pool. $349,000. Call
Zee Catanese 794-8991 eves.
BAY PALMS WALK OUT YOUR BACK YARD TO
YOUR OWN BOAT DOCK. Spacious well-cared for
3BR/2BA home with a 14 by 20 ft. workshop that
could be a fourth bedroom or guest suite, etc. This
gem of a home has a family room, laundry room, two-
car garage. Offered at $359,900. Call Zee Catanese/
Broker to view this immaculate home. 794-8991 eves.
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NEW LISTING BAYFRONT CONDO. Spacious
2BR plus den, 3BA townhouse with glorious views of
the bay, estuary and bridges. End-unit, open floor
plan, decks, walk-in closets, glassed lanais off
master bedroom and.living room, two-car garage and
heated pool. $265;000, furnished'turikey. Call Carol
Williams, 744-0700eves: .
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YARD SALE, Saturday, April 14, 7am-noon. Custom
55-gallon fish tank with canopy and wood cabinet
stand. Old books, 1800s, $1 each. Range hood,
kitchen items, lots of miscellaneous. 604 N. Shore
Drive, Anna Maria.
GARAGE SALE, Friday, April 13, 9am-lpm. Twin
beds, nightstand, table with four chairs, wall unit,
household, bedding, books, clothing, miscellaneous.
403 72nd St., Holmes Beach.
MOVING SALE-everything goes. Thursday-Satur-
day, April 12-14, 8am. Chest of drawers, chairs,
dolls, appliances, tools, miscellaneous. 756 N. Shore
Drive, Anna Maria.
FRIDAY-SATURDAY, April 13-14, 8am-3pm. Some-
thing for everyone. Glassware, furniture. 4518 119th
St. W., Cortez, at red light, end of road.
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.
FREE TO GOOD HOME. Three-year-old beautiful,
healthy, friendly Sun Conure. Cage and toys, $200
1994 Dodge Mark II.. Luxury model. Loaded, low
miles. Must sell. Call Phil 778-8281.
1989 FORD E150, high top, original owner. Conversion
van, many extras. 99,000 miles. $7,500. 779-9731.
1984 BUICK RIVERA, runs good, classy looking, has
been garaged. $1,000 firm. 758-1934.
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sible by boat only. Great bay view from one
of 13 parcels on this 26 acre island. water,
septic:an delectric at site. Community dock,
sandy beaches. IB47552.
$169,000 LAKEFRONT. 200 ft.
frontage and great view from this 3BR/
2BA home. Large open rooms include
a den and family room. Deck, fireplace
and separate mother-in-law apartment. IB45903.
$525,000 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. Crystal
clear caged pool. Short walk to the
beautiful beach. Very open. Tons
of possibilities. IB203115.
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FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything
else in The Islander, 778-7978.
NEED A PLACE to park your boat and/or trailer?
Long/short term. Capt. John's private launch ramp.
Wash down areas 792-2620.
OFFSHORE CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Glenn
Corder aboard Deep South. Half & full day. For infor-
mation call 778-1203 or mobile 713-5900.
YAMAHA JET SKI and trailer, needs carburetor.
Great shape, make offer. Holmes Beach 778-3918.
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world? Are
you interested in learning the history of Anna Maria
Island? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial
Library. Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-6247.
DINING SERVERS wanted for fine dining restaurant.
Call Chef Damon or apply in person at Ooh La La!
Tops in tips! Call 778-5320 or stop by 5406 Marina
Dr., Holmes Beach.
HIRING AM AND PM cooks with experience or will
train right person, AM dishwasher, Tues.-Sun., prep
and pantry person, Tues-Sun AM. Chef/owner-great
place to work and learn. Apply to Ooh La La!, 5406
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, or call 778-5320.
PART-TIME HOUSEKEEPER, dependable required
for Island motel. Will train, call 779-1086.
Annual / Seasonal / Monthly / Weekly
GULF SHORES CONDO Spacious 2BR/2BA and den, cathedral
ceilings and beautiful Gulf views! Call Gayle Schulz 778-0770.
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5910 Marina Dr Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call 941-778-0770 Toll Free 800 741-3772
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
Mike Sally Lisa Marianne Rochelle
Largest Selection of
Rentals on Anna Maria!
70 Gulffront Units
Hundreds more just steps
from the beach
Four full-time rental
Norman Z 1-800-367-1617
Realt 3101 Gulft Drive
Realty inc. .M Holmes Beach, FL 34217
NURSES needed for lady with spinal injury. Four
hours, AM care and weekend sleepovers, 10 pm-10
OPPORTUNITIES: HONEST, DEPENDABLE, ener-
getic people. Waitress, breakfast daily; cleaning, bed
and breakfast and motel; laundry. Call 778-6335.
BOOKKEEPER/SECRETARY for local real estate
company. General accounting duties. Knowledge of
Quick Books helpful. Send resume to P.O. Box 814,
Anna Maria, FL 34216.
SALES CLERK, weekends and evenings. Part-time,
seniors welcome to apply at Phell Land, 301 Gulf
Drive S., Bradenton Beach.
PERSONAL CARE MANAGER and household orga-
nizer. 25 years HHA, many Island clients and refer-
ences. My resume will impress you. 778-4192 leave
MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, patio gar-
dens, trimming, clean-up, edgings, more. Hard-work-
ing and responsible. Excellent references. Edward
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
Karen M. Johnson -
ANNA MARIA ISLAND $339,900
Close to beach, totally remodeled 3BR home
with 1BR apartment. Vaulted ceilings, 20 by 16
ft. family room, custom upgrades, Corian,
ceramic tile, paver brick drive!
CITY OF ANNA MARIA $679,900
Canal no bridges to bay, custom built in 1999.
Dramatic pool and spa area. 2,600 sq.ft. home,
four-car garage. Paver brick, porcelain tile
thermal windows, open floor plan!
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TOWN & COUNTRY
Spacious 1 & 2 BR Apartments
Attractive Island Location
SPool & Spa
Lake or Nature Views
SFree Boat Parking*
Small Pets Welcome
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TOWN & COUNTRY PERICO
HOURS: Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5
DMrck s From U.S. 41. travel west on Manatee
Avenue (SR 64) and cross Polma Sola Caseway
to Perico bad. Town & Country Pedco
wI be on the left.
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LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Available
evening, weekend. For any computer needs-hardware,
software, network, commercial, private. Call 778-8473.
TREE SERVICE Topping, trimming, shaping, remov-
als. Trim palm trees. Call Phil Brewer Tree Service,
746-6678 or pager 252-3300.
WALL & CEILING REPAIR Water damaged drywall,
hand and spray texture, professional painting. Reli-
able-over 20 years experience. Call 795-1645, leave
message or call 545-6141.
ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING for great results,
wash away mildew, dirt and salts. Start exterior spring
cleaning today. Free estimates 778-0944. Lic/ins,
MR. BILL'S HOME REPAIR/maintenance service. Over
30 years experience, self-employed in construction
trades. "I'm handy to have around." 778-1022.
THE PERFECTIONIST is back! Cleaning with perfec-
tion. Call Sharon at 778-0064.
ACUPUNCTURE PHYSICIAN Irma Nussbaum, AP,
RN. MS, GSA. Have a happier new year add acu-
puncture to your health care. Mobile unit, weekend
and evening appointments available. 792-0852.
INCOME TAX SERVICES. Ohio and Michigan our
specialty, electronic filing available. Call Pat at
Kenney.Tax Service. 761-8156.
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,
COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your computer
misbehaving? Certified computer-service and private
lessons. 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 appliance's, home electron-
ics, computers, garage-door openers, marine elec-
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 for 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.
Professional, full-time computer teacher will guar-
antee your learning success. Beginners to
advanced. At your pace, in your home. Daytime
hours call 778-098, Sheryl.
IRONING DONE. Sheets to shirts 10 years Island
service. Many Island clients and references. Pick-ups
and delivery, non-smoking environment. 778-4192.
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
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,
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
SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $27 a yard. Haul-
ing: all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free
estimates. Call Larry at 795-7775.
STRAIGHT-SHOT LANDSCAPE SERVICE. Installa-
tions, koi ponds, clean-ups and hauling. Shell delivered
and installed as low as $26.50 per yard. 727-5066.
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#
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. 34-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
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LIVE NEAR THE BEACH FOR UNDER
$200,000? Here's yourchance! This great
duplex is deeded separately. You can own
a beautiful 2BR/2BA unit, steps from the
beach for just $174,900. Buy one side, or
buy both and save. Hurry! Call Denny at
LA PLAYITA 2BR/2BA condo near
beach, shopping and easy Island ac-
cess. Large pool and sun deck, just
remarcited. View of Gulf. $195,000.
Dave Vande Vrede 778-4388.
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
BUSINESS: Ice cream and sand-
wich shop (business only) located
in heavy traffic shopping center.
Owner will finance. Lynn Hostetler
50- GufDiv,.-011e Beach,*8 1 -1,327- 8063-25
YOUR HOMETOWN REALTOR SINCE 1939
Email: email@example.com www.wagnerrealty.com
2217 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, Florida 34217
Contemporary 3/2 ranch in Palmetto on wooded
lot. Beautifully renovated and just $169,500. -
S-e MLS#74171. Call Dee Jorcyk at 778-2246.
BILLBOWMAN Mobile home in Ellenton close to outlet mall. HAROLD SMALL
Appliances, furnishings like new. MLS#73832.
$59,000. Call Harold Small 778-2246.
Key West-Style Home near Gulf and bay. Fabu-
lous home with every luxury including elevator!
RONCORNETTE MLS#71614. Ron Cornette or Jane Grossman. NICOLESKAGGS
Coquina Moorings condo with great Gulf & bay
views. Dockage, heated pool, across from beach!
WENDYGAUDIOSO $345,000. MLS#71834. Call Dave Moynihan SHERYLSIEBERT
S Summer Sands condo with enclosed lanai over-
looking the bay. Covered parking, elevator.
MLS#71057. $269,500. Call Dave Moynihan
JANE GROSSMAN 778-2246. DAVE MOYNIHAN
-A DUPLEXES .-"
3-' Brand new.duplex with ceramic tile, carpet, wall ..
coverings, laundry rooms, French doors.. $299,900.
"' MKS#72224. Call Jane Grossman 778-2246.
YVONNEHIGGINS West side duplex on 80th near Cortez. Totally ANNEMILLER
-1renovated. Screen *porches, close to beach.
i -. $159,900. MLS#71083. Call Jane Grossman at
i Gulf Drive duplex with covered parking, screen
r' i": lanai with heated spa! Never rented! MLS#73467. BARBARAMAYO
$259,500. Call Ron Cornette at 778-2246.
Cottages and condos still available for this year. r-
SWeekend getaways or longer stays on the beach.
JEANNELITTLE... CallBarbara Mayo. or;Jea'n'ee1Littl:e at 778-2246.,- JERRY MARTINEK
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Licensed/Insured Serving Anna Maria Island Since 1986 761-8900
Paradise Improvements 778-4173
'-- Kitchen and.Bath Remodeling Specialist
!.1 1!5--1 Replacement Doors and Windows
S"- -" Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
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413 Pine Avenue 778-5354
Wilson Walls IN
Drywall Ceiling Repair
Custom Wall Finishing Interior/Exterior
25 Yrs Experience Cell 650-7871 Eves 778-9506
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A wide range of carpet, ceramic tile and vinyl for
S all yourflooring 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
Trim Installation 941-730-6422
Door Hanging fi Free Estimates
Cabinet Installation 50-Years Total
Ceramic Tiling Experience
Light Remodeling State Registered
Water Treatment Pressure Tanks
Submersible Jet Centrifugal
Pool Sump Sewer Effluent
794-3002 720-6907 cell
4223 126th St. W. Cortez
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
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.
KEN & TINA DBA Griffin's Home Improvements.
Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets
and shutters. Insured and licensed, 748-4711.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic and
vinyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard, 779-2294.
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.
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.
SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA. Newly decorated on
Intracoastal. Dock, washer/dryer. No smoking, pets
on approval. From $1,400/month. 794-5980,
BAYFRONT COTTAGES with docks. Turnkey, beau-
tiful views, breezy, quiet area. No pets/smoking.
Priced from $700/month, $350/week. 794-5980.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND 1 BR/1 BA close to beach, no
pets, first, last and security. $600/month. Island Real
HOLMES BEACH GULF VIEWS, glassed sun porch,
1BR/1BA. 3103-B Avenue F. Ideal for single. No
pets. Employed with good credit. 1-800-894-1950.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Club: Direct Gulffront 2BR/
2BA, great rates! May December 2001. Deal direct
with owner. Frank (716) 454-7434.
BEACH COTTAGE north end. Anna Maria. Close to
Rod and Reel Pier. Available starting April and 2002
winter season. Call 778-7253.
CONDO ANNUAL SUNBOW BAY 1BR/1BA. Pools,
tennis, elevator, parking garage. Includes water,
trash and cable. Furnished or unfurnished. $800/
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.
MAY-OCTOBER 2001, 2BR/1BA, furnished sea-
sonal. All utilities, cable, no pets, no smoking. Near
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.
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.
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-
BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED canalfront home. 3BR/
2BA, Comes with one days sale to Egmont. Bring
your jet ski. Deep water with dock and views of bay.
Short walk to beach. Summer rates. $500/weekly;
$1,500/monthly. Call 920-1558.
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BRADENTON BEACH large annual 2BR/2BA, car-
port, storage shed, W/D hook-up, glimpse of Gulf.
$775 per month. 941-625-2889.
EASTER SPECIAL 1BR/2BA fully furnished steps
from beach. Anna Maria Island. Pets are welcome
$380/week, $1098/month. Call Gulf Drive Apart-
SUMMER RENTAL, 2BR/1BA 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.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 1BR Anna Maria City,
Gulf view. $600/month plus utilities, first, last, secu-
rity. No pets, no smokers. 778-5439.
OFF SEASON RENTALS opening up now! 1BR,
2BR, 3BR. completely furnished, ready to move into.
For more information, phone 720-2242.
PANORAMIC BAYVIEW, cozy 1 and 2/BR, fully fur-
nished, ground floor, small, quiet complex. No smok-
ing. no pets. Steps to beach. Available April-Dec. 15
and next season. Prefer three to four months. Will
consider annual. 778-7107.
DIRECT GULF VIEW, south Bradenton Beach. 2BR/
2BA, washer/dryer, $1,300; 2BR/1BA, $1,200. Fur-
nished, cable, water included. Lease and deposit.
ANNA MARIA HOME refurbished, ground level, large
lot. spacious rooms, 2BR/2BA. 142 Crescent,
$1,400/month. Bob, (813) 839-3800
ELEVATED, canalfront horn 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.
SSUN PLAZA WEST on beach. Seasonal 2BR/2BA,
beautifully furnished, tennis, pool, elevator, parking
garage. After May-7,.-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 Brad3nton Beach neighborhood across from
bay. Available April 14-Dec. 31. 2001. No pets. No
smoking. $625/week, $1,500/month. 778-5143.
3BR/2BA FURNISHED house for rent. City of Anna Maria.
May 1-January 1, 2002. $1,000/month 778-3006.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA unit at 206 B 56th St. Very nicely
furnished and recently updated. Ground level,
screened porch, pool, washer/dryer, small pets al-
lowed. $1,000/month, utilities. Call Mike Norman
ANNUAL 2BR/1BA duplex, steps from the beach.
110 75th St. Unfurnished. $800/month plus utilities.
Call Mike Norman Realty 778-6696.
SENIOR NON-SMOKING male looking for 2BR
rental for February thru March or April, 2002 season.
Local references available. Anna Maria or Holmes
Beach preferred. Call 778-6049 until May 2.
1BR/1BA, large screened lanai. $600, plus electric.
Near Rod & Reel Pier. 778-2153.
ANNUAL ONLY 2BR/1BA directly on Gulf in
Bradenton Beach. $1,000 per month, assurity/secu-
rity required with contract. 792-2779.
ANNUAL/SEASONAL 3BR/3BA Holmes Beach
townhouse. Beautiful unit, great location, heated
pool, washer/dryer, garage, much more! 778-0167
for more information.
ANNUALS 1BR/1BA furnished, $750 plus utilities;
2BR/1BA unfurnished home, $875; 2BR/1BA unfur-
nished $1,000: 2BR/2BA, garage, unfurnished,
$1,200. T. Dolly Young Real Estate, ask for Bruce,
HOLMES BEACH canal home. Tastefully turnkey
furnished. Large lanai, garage. Responsible couple,
no smokers, no pets. $1,600 May/December. 778-
ANNUAL FURNISHED, 2BR/2BA, elevated, on lake,
all amenities, carport. $950/month, first, last, deposit.
ANNUAL RENTAL: updated and nice, ground-level
duplex. 2BR/1BA with laundry and nice yard. $975/
month, no pets. Near beach and shopping. 308 57th
St., phone 713-3098 or 779-1801.
FURNISHED 1BR duplex in Holmes Beach. Updated,
tile floors. Available by week or month. 778-0176.
2BR/2BA WATERFRONT condo, secured entry,
pool, tennis, exercise room and ping pong/pool
tables. Water/cable/trash .included. $900/month. Is-
land Vacation Properties, 3001 Gulf Drive, 778-6849.
2BR/2BA TOWNHOUSE with pool. Steps to beach.
Washer/dryer on site. Cable/trash included. $750/
month. Island Vacation Properties, 3001 Gulf Drive,
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA, remodeled duplex. New appli-
ances, west side Gulf Drive, steps to beach. $825/
CHARMING ISLAND HOME On deep water canal.
2BR/2BA, completely furnished, garage, laundry,
dock, many extra's. $600/week, $1,800/month. Avail-
able May 1. (813)286-9814.
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RETASCotiud EL STT CntnedRAL SATCotne
ONE BLOCK from beach, short-term lease. 2BR/
1BA. Call 778-3506.
ANNUAL RENTAL on Longboat Key. 200 feet from
beach with Gulf view,-screened lanai, laundry room,
unfurnished, one block to Publix, near everything.
Pets welcome. 1BR/1BA, $725/month; 2BR/1BA,
LARGE 2BR/2BA CONDO on water with deep-water
dock. Pools, tennis, spa. $1,400/month. Please call
792-3556. No smokers.
260 FEET on Palma Sola Bay, zoned RDD4.5., Re-
duced $199,000. Call Sam Watkins, Coldwell
DIRECT GULF VIEW building lot 50 by 100 feet. 235
feet to water with beach access. 3014 Avenue E,
Holmes Beach. $329,000. Call 751-0565.
WATERFRONT LOTS AND HOMES. Five direct
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.
BRADENTON BEACH five units, four 1 BR/1BA and
one 2BR/1BA cottage with wood floors. Renovated,
very cute, great area. 203 Second St. N./106 Church
St. $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 SHORES CUSTOM-built executive 3BR/
2BA home. Waterfront, family room, fireplace, fully
furnished. Sale, lease or trade. Immediate occu-
3,000 PLUS SQ. FT., 24-hour gated community,
fronting Sarasota Bay, 3BR/2.5BA, den, elevator, all
amenities. $450,000. 795-2851, pm.
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. $549,000. Call 779-9347.
TRAILER HOME: New tile, carpet, ready to sell. One
block from beach, 55-plus community. $7,000.
CANALFRONT HOME for sale by owner. One block
to Gulf. Double lot. 3BR/2.5BA. Office. Completely
remodeled. Corian countertops, hardwood cabinets,
tile, fireplace. 714 Jacaranda. $559,000. Call 778-
5378 for appointment.
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ROYAL PALM TREES and lush landscap-
ing surround this large and unique 4BR Is-
land pool home. Magnificent sunsets and ir-
resistible soft white sand beaches are steps
away. This ranch-style Island home also has
a large two-car garage, patio, fireplace and
2.700 sq.ft. $299,000. MLS#70628
THE MOST FANTASTIC value for the money
on Anna Maria Island. Fabulous panoramic open
water views. Thousands of dollars in lush tropical
landscaping. 80-foot deep-water dockage for
your yacht. This 4BR/3BA, 2,800 sq.ft. A/C
home has a two-car garage, pool, is beautifully
tiled throughout and large new kitchen and wide
open living area. $649,000. MLS#71532
BEAUTIFUL 3BR/2BA home opens to a spa-
cious lanai and 24 by 14 ft. pool. Surrounded with
exceptional tropical landscaping. Preferred south-
ern exposure. Split bedroom design. Formal and
informal dining areas. Extra wide 40 ft. dock and
new boat lift. Two-car garage. Mature citrus trees.
BEST BUY ON ISLAND! Elevated 2BR/
2BA home built in 1991 within walking dis-
tance to the beach. Great starter home or
weekend retreat! Screened porch off each
bedroom with glimpses of the Gulf. Elevator
installed in 2000. $199,000. MLS#73117
IMMACULATE Key Royale canalfront BUYERS LOSS is your gain! Waters Edge
home with "better than average" views! Pri- condo on the beach turnkey furnished. Great
vate end of cul-de-sac location. Interior has rental potential. Heated pool and tennis.
two "bonus" rooms! Pool, dock and boat lift. $249.000. MLS#43760
email: isla d*E s o i e.S
ISLAND GETAWAY. 3BR, elevated canalfront home.
Private dock. Large lot. $349,000. Call Bob Burnett
or Dennis Beauchamp, Michael Saunders & Co.,
CHARMING CONDO, first floor in Country Village.
2BR/2BA, golf course view, beautiful pool and club
house. $81,500. 792-6103 or 807-0306.
OFFICE SPACE for sale in Holmes Beach. 779-9761.
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The Village at Holmes Beach
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AA0002335 Information: Jon Tipton, 941-779-9464
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60 Music for which Peter
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ment to the Constitution
128 Natural sitting spot
129 Partner of rules, slangily
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