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Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992) ( April 25, 2001 )

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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
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Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: April 25, 2001

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

Material Information

Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: April 25, 2001

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

Record Information

Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
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SkimnmiLng the news ... Anna 3Mr ria, Little League team pictures, page 24.


IAnna Maria



The


Islander


Allaire wins Dig, inside.


"The Best News on Anna Maria Island"


Permits in for


beach project,


sand ashore by


late August
By Paul Roat
Manatee County will go out to bid in mid-May for
the next beach renourishment project on Anna Maria
Island, and sand should be coming ashore as early as
late August.
That's the word from Manatee County Ecosystems
Manager Charlie Hunsicker.
"The project is slightly delayed." Hunsicker told
The Islander, "because it took longer to get permits
than we anticipated." Permitting agencies include fed-
eral, state and regional authorities.
Hunsicker said the contract should be let in early
July and sand pumping will take about four months.
Cost of the almost-Island-long renourishment project
is estimated at $9-$11 million.
The beach renourishment project will pump sand
ashore to a width of about 150 feet from two olTshorc
PLEASE SEE BEACH, NEXT PAGE


IISLANDER


Volume 9, no. 24, April 25, 2001 FREE


Stroke, stroke, stroke in bayside bottle boat race
Bottle boat contestants give their coniplete-with-palin-tree vessel the heave-ho April 21 during the 22nd
Florida Heritage Festival Bottle Boat Regatta at Coquina Bea'cl. The regatta was held for the first time
on the havside of Coquina Beach idue to road construction along the Palma Sola Causeway. Islander
Photo: David Futrch


Tree.trimming turmoil continues in Anna Maria


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
The turmoil over payment for work done by John's
Tree Service in Anna Maria continues this week.

Building official quits
in Bradenton Beach
Citing a culmination of events, Bradenton Beach
Building Official Roger Titus resigned his two-year
position Tuesday.
"I don't want to do this," Titus told The Islander.
"I had really wanted to retire here I've been com-
ing to the Island for more than 40 years."
His resignation letter reflected his fondness for the
Island: "My plans were to retire from Bradenton Beach,
but the lack of knowledge of what a building depart-
ment requirements are by the commission, and the con-
stant personal attacks, have has convinced me the task
of pleasing this commission is impossible.
"Every department is overworked and under-
staffed," Titus continued, "and if the individual city
commissioner would please examine your motives
before making a derogatory remark to the certified pro-
fessionals that serve the city of Bradenton Beach, es-
pecially in a public meeting, the response and results
would be positive." Titus' last day will be May I 1.
Titus said he would "send out resumes and look
around" for another job.
Bradenton Beach has gone through a number of
building officials in the past few years. In the past, the
city has retained the services of Bradenton's building
department during interim between building officials.
The pending lawsuits against Bradenton regarding
the Perico Island development may make the city's
assistance to Bradenton Beach problematic.
.,, See related article, page 9


In a letter to Deputy City Clerk Diane Percycoe,
the tree service owner has accused a city resident of
misrepresenting himself as an official of Anna Maria.
The city commission voted 3-2 at the April 12 meet-
ing to pay the company $6,300 for work performed over
several weeks which was invoiced Feb. 12.
Problems arose over a $2,500 cap on spending
without commission approval.
A bill from the company was presented to commis-
sioners at the April 12 meeting. Former public works
director Anne Beck had initialed it for approval before
she resigned last month. She noted that then-Vice
Mayor Doug Wolfe had authorized the work.
John's Tree Service submitted the bill in six in-
voices, which some commissioners said they believe
was an attempt to circumvent the $2,500 cap.
Resident.Richard DeFrank said at the meeting that
he had contacted Maxine Clement at John's Tree Ser-
vice, and she told him the company had originally sub-
mitted one bill for the work, but was later asked to
break the work into separate invoices.
DeFrank said he saw this as a ploy to slip the bill
through without commission approval and he called for
the dismissal of the mayor as a result.
Clements said in her letter that in fact it was
DeFrank who called and asked her to submit one bill
for the work in place of the six separate invoices sub-
mitted.
"I asked Mr. DeFrank why this was a problem. He
said, and I quote, 'I am with the City of Anna Maria
and these invoices appear to be just one more way that
someone has come up with to beat the system.' He said
he was trying to make sure things were handled in a
proper manner," Clement wrote.
Clement said DeFrank told her this was just one
more way the mayor was trying to bend rules and beat
the system.


"I told him we were not trying to beat the system
and that we didn't even know what the system was,"
Clement continued.
Clement said it was not until she asked exactly
what position DeFrank held with the city that he told
her he was a "concerned citizen."
She said, "The thought that anyone, concerned citi-
zen or not, would look at our invoices to the City of
Anna Maria and think that we were trying to beat the
system is very disturbing to me.... I would not be writ-
PLEASE SEE TREES, PAGE 4




I-appeningg


You're invited
The public is invited to a ribbon-cutting
ceremony to kickoff Bradenton Beach's par-
ticipation in the National Scenic Byway Pro-
gram at 1 I a.m. Thursday, April 26, at Coquina
Bayside near the south boat ramp.
You're also invited to Cortez to help clean
up the Cortez FISH Preserve, 95 acres of land
just east of the historic fishing village.
The sponsoring Florida Institute for Salt-
water Heritage is seeking volunteers to check
in after 8 a.m. Saturday, April 28, at the old
schoolhouse at the corner of Cortez Road and
119th Street West with shovels, clippers, prun-
ers, saws, wheelbarrows, lawnmowers and gar-
bage bags.


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PAGE 2 0 APRIL 25, 2001 0 THE ISLANDER


Gulf temperature chills turtle nesting ardor


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
The sea turtle nesting season's opener seems likely
to be delayed on the Island, but the nest monitors re-

Beach renourishment in summer
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
"borrow sites." One sand source is 1,500 west of the
north end of the Island, the second 2,000 feet west of
the south end of the Island, just north of Longboat Pass.
Only beach-quality sand will be used in the
renourishment project.
Turtle surveys will be conducted, and if nests are
discovered, they will be relocated during the project.
Beach monitoring for turtles began April 1.
Lighting during the project will be minimized to
reduce the possibility of disorientation of sea turtles.
Also as a turtle protection, construction storage of pipes
and other material shall be off the beach to the maxi-
mum extent practicable. During the dredging process.
pipes shall be located as far landward as possible.
Construction lighting shall be in the immediate
area of active construction only. Shielded low-pressure
sodium vapor lights are recommended by the county,
and similar lighting is "highly recommended" for lights
on offshore equipment.
The project will run from 13th Street South in
Bradenton Beach to 77th Street in Holmes Beach.
There is a gap in the project north of 77th Street to Oak
Avenue in Anna Maria, when the project starts again
and continues north to Sycamore Avenue.
Unlike the 1992-93 renourishment project, this one
will feature post-renourishment dune vegetation plant-
ing from Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach to 31st
Street in Holmes Beach and from 50th Street to 72nd
Street in Holmes Beach.
A derelict groin at 30th Street in Holmes Beach
will also be removed.
And in an effort to replace some damaged; reef-like
material, an artificial reef will be created covering a
little more than a half-acre offshore of Coquina Beach.


main out in force with a contract now, though.
The season usually is loosely from May 1 through
October, though the first nest has been filled as early
as April 1. Not this year: The water is discouragingly
cold, after being warmed up just a few weeks ago.
Suzi Fox, who holds the state marine sea turtle
preservation permit for Anna Maria Island, said when
the temperature of the Gulf of Mexico reaches 80 de-
grees the turtles start coming ashore to lay eggs.
It had warmed steadily to 77 degrees when last
week's cold snap chilled the Gulf so that it was back
down to 72 over the weekend.
Actually, she noted, it's the warmth of the sand that
matters for good incubation of turtle eggs, but "we
can't tell sand temperature accurately; only the turtles
know when it's right."
Whatever the turtles decide, Fox's Turtle Watch
volunteers are ready. They have been trained, equipped
and assigned their beach sections for patrols. Each sec-
tion is checked early in the morning for "crawls," the
tracks the giant reptiles leave, so monitors can locate


and mark the nests.
This year the workers will move every nest from
within the beach renourishment project, from 13th
Street South in Bradenton Beach to 77th Street in
Holmes Beach and from Oak Avenue to Sycamore
Avenue in Anna Maria
Due to the renourishment project, Turtle Watch
volunteers began patrolling the,beach on April 1 a
month before the normal start of nesting.
Their patrols have been sort of ad hoc because the
contract between Turtle Watch and Manatee County
had not been signed. Now it is all but official, with ev-
erybody in agreement and no chance of its failing
because the state decrees that only the local permit
holder can be the chief contractor. And that's Suzi Fox.
The county commissioners were expected to
ratify the deal formally this week. The contract pro-
vides Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch with funding
that reimburses the organization for materials,
equipment and expenses associated with the extra
effort of the project.


Beach
Srenoirishment,
version 1
The beaches
were packed
with shell
r. gatherers in -
Decenmber
S1992, when the
first beach
renourishment
project began
on Anna Maria
Island. Is-
S lander Photo:
n- k Bonner Futch


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$1 per raffle ticket. All proceeds go to Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch.

Chair created and donated by Jo Ann Meilner. Drawing to be held the

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Island trolley project


open to public comment May I


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Community input will be a key factor in producing
a trolley that fits the needs of the Island, according to
Susan Hancock, Manatee County Area Transit's mar-
keting manager.
MCAT has received a Joint Participation Agree-
ment from the Florida Department of Transportation.
The agreement is scheduled to come before Manatee
county commissioners and will be open to public com-
ment on May 1.
If approved, residents could possibly see one trol-
ley on the Island as early as this summer, with a full
fleet of trolleys arriving sometime in 2002.
Copies of the JPA have been given to each of the
three Island cities, and Hancock has requested that the
information be made available to citizens who want to
review the project proposal.
The trolley system will replace transit buses only on
the Island. The trolley will maintain the same route the bus
currently takes on the Island and connect to the transit
buses running on Cortez Road and Manatee Avenue.
The bus currently in use on the Island will then run the
Cortez Road route so that there will be two vehicles run-
ning on Cortez, as well as the two on Manatee Avenue.
Initially the project will start with one Island trol-
ley, although five trolleys will eventually be dedicated
to the Island to provide full service. When that happens
early next year, three trolleys will run stops every 20
minutes and two trolleys will serve as backup vehicles.
If county commissioners approve the project, the
earliest planned start date for the full-service fleet
would be in January 2002.
Service would be provided 365 days a year from 6
a.m. to 11 p.m. and plans to develop a "park-and-ride"
system are under consideration.
"We want input on a park-and-ride system. We're
open to suggestions," said Hancock. "Maybe we can
have a park and ride at 75th Sieei [ii- Bradenton], so


people don't need to bring their cars onto the Island."
Fares will be free during the introductory period,
but eventually the cost to ride the trolley will be 50
cents for adults and 25 cents for seniors, disabled citi-
zens and young persons. Trolley riders will be able to
transfer to MCAT buses for free.
The trolleys will be able to accommodate 21 pas-
sengers, plus two wheelchair passengers. In the event
there are no wheelchair passengers, four more riders
can fit on the trolley using seats that flip down.
The front portion of the trolley will be enclosed and
air conditioned, while the back section will have open-
air park-bench-style seating. Seating inside the air-con-
ditioned compartment will be padded. There will also
be a wheelchair lift, storage facilities for coolers and
beach chairs and a bike mount.
Plans do not allow for advertisements to be placed
on the outside of the trolley, but, Hancock, said there
are plans to put advertising inside the trolley.
"We want input from local merchants, restaura-
teurs, lodging owners, residents, mainland users and
any other groups that will be using the trolley service,"
said Hancock. "I suggest residents invest an hour of
their time on April 25, when we will offer 25-cent fares
to ride the bus and see where the Island route takes
them."
Once the project is approved, bus stop shelters will
become a key issue. Hancock said sheltered benches
would be needed at each trolley stop.
"Manatee County does not have a budget to pro-
vide sheltered stops," Hancock advised. "Each city will
have to determine whether it will provide its own or al-
low the county to provide them.
"Just be aware that if you agree to let the county
provide the shelters, they will use advertising to gen-
erate funds to maintain them. And, if you choose to
provide your own, be sure to work closely with us to
ensure that you place benches at DOT stops- not
school bus stops."


THE ISLANDER 0 APRIL 25, 2001 E PAGE 3

Meetings

Anna Maria City
April 26, 7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda:
John's Tree Service bill discussion, planning and zon-
ing board recommendation on Negele variance request,
first reading on ordinance to increase parking fines,
first reading on ordinance changing planning and zon-
ing notice requirements, discussion on standards for
budget requests, discussion on one plan for all Island
cities for emergency operations, discussion on compre-
hensive plan committee and public comment.
May 2, 1:30 p.m., administrative code committee meet-
ing.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
April 26, 11 a.m., ribbon-cutting ceremony for scenic
highway at Coquina Bayside, south boat ramp.
April 27, 8:30 a.m., city commission-department heads
meeting.
May 3, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
May 2, 7 p.m., parks and beautification committee
meeting.
May 3, 9 a.m., board of adjustment meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Of Interest
April 26, 9 a.m., citizen advisory committee of the Is-
land Transportation Planning Organization meeting,
Holmes Beach City Hall.


For more information or to provide input, contact
Hancock at 747-8621, extension 227, or via email at
susan.hancock@co.manatee.fl.us.
"We're offering our best effort and we're asking
for your help," said Hancock.


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Tree turmoil in Anna Maria
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
ing this letter if Mr. DeFrank had not lied about what
I said to him."
Clement said she wants it known that she doesn't
know the mayor and has never had contact with him or
any other elected official in Anna Maria.
She said when someone from the city requests a
cost estimate for more than one location, a separate
price is given for each location. "We consider each
location to be a separate work order and we send sepa-
rate invoices," Clement wrote.
"The work took two weeks to complete and the
bills are dated Feb. 12 because that's the day the bills
were sent out," Clements continued.
"Mr. DeFrank, the concerned citizen, does not
seem to be concerned with the truth. My efforts to
reach him by phone to ask for a public apology have
been unsuccessful."

Proper performance
At the April 12 meeting, the commission voted,3-
2 to authorize payment to John's Tree Service pending
an inspection by Building Official Bob Welch. Vice
Mayor Tom Skoloda and Commissioner Jay Hill voted
against paying the tree service.
Welch was asked to make sure the work was done
properly at each location and to answer questions about
whether all the work performed was done on city-
owned right of way and not on private property.
Welch reviewed the work and wrote a memo to the
mayor and commissioners saying the work was accom-
plished to his satisfaction.
"While withholding judgment on the circumstances
for commissioning the work, I can say that the actual ef-
fort appears to be performed properly," Welch wrote.
He said he had examined the sites where the tree
work was done and without benefit of a survey the ar-
eas where the work was done are on city property.
He said the only site where he couldn't be certain
without a survey was at 264 Gladiolus St., where "it is
a difficult call, since the rear property line seems to
transverse at an odd angle. Compounding the problem
of determining right of way are fences and accessory
buildings that have been erected in the platted alley."


Welch suggested that the city develop a schedule
for the removal and trimmings of trees and that com-
petitive bids be solicited.
He also recommended that "a surveyor be commis-
sioned to locate the position of any trees slated for re-
moval so that the city can be assured they are within the
right of way."

Hill questions Welch
In a memo of his own directed to Welch, Hill said
Welch's memo "does an adequate job with regard to
the two areas the commission asked you to look into."
The areas of concern were whether or not the work
was completed to a reasonable industry standard and if
all the work was done on public property.
Hill took exception to the word "appear" in
Welch's memo. "I am not asking for a survey, but ad-
ditional details and clarification of what standard is
applied to conclude 'appear.' To me, 'appear' suggests
substantial uncertainty in your findings."
"When you went beyond the commission's request
and discussed other areas regarding the matter, you
concentrated on issues that, in my mind, are not directly
related to this transaction," Hill continued.
He wrote that issues discussed by the commission


dealt with "what written objective standards does the
public works department use to determine what cutting
will be done? What written objective standards are
used to rank order cutting requests that are selected and
how those standards applied in these cuts?"
Hill asked about controls the administration had in
place to implement the $2,500 spending cap and why
those controls failed in this case.
He also asked why the requests of some residents
who ask for trimming and cutting of trees are acted
upon, while the requests of others are ignored.
Further, Hill asked who made those decisions and
what corrective actions had been taken.

Awaiting payment
As of press time, no check had been written to pay
John's Tree Service for its work.
Clements said her company has been in business
for 30 years and does business with Manatee County,
Palmetto and Bradenton, and she has never heard of
anything like this.
"You make the bid, if it's accepted, you do the
work, submit an invoice and get paid. That's the way
business usually works," she said, "but apparently not
in Anna Maria."


Heapin' helping' of
hospitality
Atlas Kight serves Wyman
Coarsey of Cortez a plateful
of fried mullet, grits, baked
beans, cole slaw and hush
puppies at a fish fry to raise
money for the Cortez FISH
Preserve. Kight's fellow
servers include Wanda
Fulford, Laura Ella
Staigerwald and Betty
"Plum" Taylor. FISH orga-
nizers are putting together a
cleanup of the 95 acres
Saturday, April 28. Islander
Photo: David Futch


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THE ISLANDER M APRIL 25, 2001 0 PAGE 5

Tax increase proposed for local fire district's budget


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Property owners will see a 5.9 percent increase in
taxes when the West Manatee Fire & Rescue District
board of commissioners votes on the 2001-02 budget.
WMFR Chief Andy Price told commissioners there
is not really an average increase for all property owners.
"Residential rates will be a little higher on the west side
of the district on the mainland than on Anna Maria Island,
and commercial rates will be higher on the Island."
Last year the WMFR District board of commission-
ers passed a resolution to limit this year's tax increase to
the highest in effect for the district and an increase no
higher than the personal income growth average for the
past five years.
According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the
past five years average was 5.9 percent, the rate the board


is considering as its tax increase for the 2001-02 budget.
Price said, "The budget is based on adding six new
firefighters and the tax rate we agreed to with the
governor's office last year."
The addition of six new firefighters is expected to help
.the district meet the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health
Administration's new standards for respiratory protection
of firefighters.
This new standard requires teams responding to any
fire that cannot be controlled by portable fire extinguish-
ers to have two firefighters operating inside the structure
as well as two firefighters outside who can rescue the team
inside.
This standard is expected to be adopted by Florida
some time this year. In order for the WMFR to comply,
six personnel would be required at the scene of an incident
prior to entry.


Master plan grant OK'd for Bradenton

Beach scenic highway


By Paul Roat
Bradenton Beach City Commissioners have autho-
rized a grant request to fund development of a master plan
for Gulf Drive as part of the scenic highway project.
The request, which Will be written by Florida De-
partment of Transportation's Susan King, is to the Fed-
eral Highway Administration, National Scenic Byway
Program. The grant amount is $86,000; and of that to-
tal, the federal request is for $68,800, with the DOT
picking up the difference. No Bradenton Beach funds
are expected to used.
"We want to hire a consultant to develop a master
plan after receiving lots of public comment from the
citizens and the commission," King said. "It's a com-
munity project."
Once the master plan grant is approved, bids will
be sought for a consultant to draft the plan.
Once a master plan is drafted, additional federal


and state grants will be requested to implement the
plan. Some preliminary engineering to determine rights
of way may also be drawn into the master plan.
It is expected that sidewalks, bike paths, landscap-
ing, lighting, bus shelters and sheltered informational
kiosks will be added along Gulf Drive in Bradenton
Beach as part of the plan.
"We've identified a number of grant possibilities
for the construction phases," King said.
"I think it is a great opportunity for us to do the
work in a planned manner," Mayor Gail Cole said.
"We've got everything to gain and nothing to lose."
The city learned earlier this month that Gulf Drive
had been approved by state and federal officials for
inclusion in the scenic highway program. A ribbon-
cutting ceremony to kickoff the program will be at 11
a.m. Thursday, April 26, at Coquina Bayside near the
south boat ramp. The public is invited to the ceremony.


Price told the commission it has a month to review the
budget. He noted that although the 5.9 percent tax rate is
not set in stone, it's the highest it can go right now.
The commission will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m.
May 16 and vote on the budget proposal at the meeting
that follows the hearing.
"We have to be economical, safety conscious and
consider community needs," said Chairman Larry Tyler.
The commissioners also unanimously agreed to sell
a surplus engine to the Myakka City Fire Department. The
truck is almost 20 years old and, according to Deputy
Chief Brett Pollock, WMFR no longer has the room or the
need for the older truck. The final bid for the truck was
$20,000 and it will be paid in two installments of $10,000.
In other business, Brian Braun was recognized by the
Bradenton Elks Lodge as "Firefighter of the Year," an
honor that the lodge intends to award each year.

Recycling program study
starting in Bradenton Beach
Bradenton Beach is inching its way closer to
the 21st Century with a curbside recycling pro-
gram.
Commissioners approved a recycling study
program last week that will determine the willing-
ness of citizens to participate in sorting aluminum
cans, newspaper and corrugated cardboard from
their regular garbage.
The city will deliver plastic bags to residents
black for cans, white for newspaper within
the study program areas. The bags should be
placed next to the regular trash cans for pickup.
The city has identified two areas for the study
program, which will last about six weeks. Starting
May 3, residents along Avenue B will able to re-
cycle. Beginning June 7, residents on Fifth Street
South, Sixth Street South and Seventh Street
South will be included in the program. All pick-
ups will be done on Thursday mornings by city
sanitation workers.


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Wowee!
How could the results of the Affaire to Remember
be more memorable? If not for the curiosity of not
knowing who the Center's generous, anonymous donor
is, we'd be even more elated.
So, to the anonymous donor of a match for all live
auction bids at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center's auction Saturday night, we say a most oblig-
ing thank you.
Along with the immediate applause and cheers, the
announcement sent goose bumps across the room full
of well-heeled patrons like a standing wave at a foot-
ball game.
Nearly everyone was whispering about who could
have done such a wonderful thing. Everyone wanted to
know, less one, of course, and we all wanted to say
thanks.
The bidding wasn't even at the halfway mark when
the matching donation was announced. It amounted to
$86,150. The total raised for the event is $207,576.
With those funds earmarked for a fledgling rede-
sign and addition to the Center facilities not yet even
on the drawing boards -the capital improvement fund
for the Center is off and running.
It's been a long time coming for what began in the
1960s as the youth center as a hangout for kids who had
very'little in the way of organized activities except
Little League. Along came tennis courts, craft classes
and basketball, then soccer and later, organization.
In the past, we've reported and read of very gen-
erous donations for facilities on Longboat Key, a park
and an art center, with a certain.amount of melancholy.
After all, funds such as they received $500,000 in
a shot would go a long way here.
We're getting there. We may take a back seat to
Longboat when it comes to per capital wealth, but we
surely match up when it comes to "heart."
Every generous soul-at the auction, and everyone
who contributes to the Center throughout the year by
deed or dollars, should feel appreciated. It is, after all,
not a competition.
Perhaps Mr. (or Mrs., or Ms.) Generosity will re-
alize what a grateful community we are and come for-
ward at some later date.
In the meantime, thanks to you all.

Down to brass tacks
On a more serious note: We suggest the City of
Anna Maria pay the tree trimming bill(s) submitted in
February by John's Tree Service.



The Islander
April 25, 2001 Vol. 9, No..24
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Laurie Krosney
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Have mercy on the mayor
While not a resident of the City of Anna Maria, I
would like to comment on last week's "opinion" letter
in The Islander from Mr, Correll challenging the mayor
to an open "meeting." I'm afraid that whatever it is that
has infected the City of Anna Maria will sooner or later
rub off on all Islanders.
For the mayor to respond to such a tirade, other
than to completely ignore it, would be giving it more
attention than it deserves. To engage in an open debate
ifs ohltlhn, but to submit to a cross examination by an
adversary who would set all the rules, in my opinion,
would be a major mistake. In fact, to engage in any type
of meeting with someone who is totally convinced his
.thoughts:represent the will of the people is more than
a little scary.
As an example, Mr. Correll stated, "If I fall, an-
other will take my place. You will not win against the
will of the people. The wrong shall be corrected: for the
people are bigger than a mayor and bigger than the
press, will win. We are smarter, do not doubt that. For
we know the definition of democracy."
That is pure demagoguery and nonsensical as well.
In my opinion, if the mayor remains strong and
runs for office again using that challenge as an example
of what he has had to put up with, he will be swept into
office.
May God have mercy on him. He deserves it for
hanging in there.
Mike Neville, Holmes Beach

Tolls, meters suggested
Anna Maria Island has been a home for my wife's
family since 1952. There have been many changes over
that period of time, some better than others.
The Island is currently experiencing notoriety as a
tourist attraction in some travel magazines. It seems
increasingly the Island is host to a massive influx of
tourists which is overwhelming the Island.
For example, Easter Sunday it took us one hour to


cross the Cortez Bridge. This traffic used to be for a
relatively short period through the winter months. It no
longer seems to be just a month or two.
Access to the Island for this traffic, including
Longboat Key, comes over two bridges. We remember
our early days coming to the Island over the Cortez
wooden bridge.
We would like to offer two suggestions in restor-
ing some sanity to this situation.
SSome years ago when the Cortez Bridge was built
there was a toll gate that required payment when com-
ing to the Island. We would like to see a toll gate be
established on both the Manatee and Cortez bridges.
The tolls would be used to help pay for the general
maintenance and wear and tear caused by nonresidents.
Nonresidents do not pay property taxes on the Island,
yet take advantage of its amenities. Anna Maria resi-
dents could receive stickers for access to the bridges.
We are also proposing parking meters be installed
on the Island. These would be helpful for public areas.
Taxes are very high on the Island and services rela-
tively low to maintain bike routes, trash services and
the heavily traveled, bumper-to-bumper single road up
and down Anna Maria Island.
There have been suggestions that a high-level
bridge and increased lanes onto the Island would be a
solution. The Island can't handle the traffic now, let
alone doubling the access.
Myron Hubler, Bradenton Beach

Gold-dollar eggs
The Easter egg hunt held at the Anna Maria Island
Moose Lodge No. 2188 in Bradenton Beach was a
great success. Due to the generosity of the members,
we were able to put a golden dollar in every plastic egg.
Chef John provided free hot dogs, french fries and
soda, and cupcakes were made by Cindy. In the true
Christian spirit of Easter, Andrew Royal gave his trea-
sure to one little guy that arrived too late.
Gerry Aza,; Bradenton Beach


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by Mike Shannon

Shannon's 'sea trial'
Before I go a word further, I would like to thank
Bonner Futch for the opportunity to write for The Is-
lander. A community newspaper is precisely what its
name implies. It is the medium by which the members
of a community learn of the goings-on that make up life
where they live, work and play. The best of them serve
as a multifaceted platform designed to inform as well
as entertain. The Islander has been doing both for
nearly a decade now. Being a part of it is not only
gonna be fun, it's a privilege.
Seeing how this piece is my first for The Islander.
it can be looked at as my sea trial. A short spin around
to make sure captain and crew are all on the same page


and that the thing isn't taking on water. From the looks
of it, even at this early stage, I believe we have many
pleasant voyages ahead.
My comments in this space in the weeks to come
will not be so much hard news as they will be my in-
dividual impression of life on Anna Maria. What
those comments will actually be is for time to tell but
I am certain I will not be lacking in inspiration. How
could I be? While not actually living on the Island,
I have spent the better part of the past seven years
working and playing on it. Doing so has given me
the irreplaceable pleasure of experiencing the best
the Island has to offer. From the majestic beauty of
the sun, sand and sky to the never less than captivat-
ing encounters with the creatures which call them
home, life on the water's edge is nothing if not an
ongoing adventure. Add to this abundance of natu-
ral wonders, the endlessly entertaining opportunity
to interact with the multitudes of the two-legged
ones that come to revel in it all, and you have a
never-ending source of tales to tell.
Fortunately, most of those stories have happy end-
ings. We don't have much to complain about here on
AMI. However, you will have to forgive me if I suc-
cumb to the urge to mount my soapbox on occasion. I


THE ISLANDER E APRIL 25, 2001 E PAGE 7

promise to keep them rare and as nonpartisan as pos-
sible, but there are definitely a couple of things on my
mind which I believe could stand a little constructive
criticism.
If there is something on your mind that you would
like to talk about or see discussed in this space, please
do not hesitate to contact me. My e-mail address is
printed at the end of this column. I will do my best to
respond to your queries or tidbits of info as quickly as
I can. Being able to share thoughts and experiences
with you the reader, will make my job I've got to be
honest with you here that much easier. Having an
ongoing dialogue with resident and visitor alike means
I have that many more eyes and ears to rely on.
There is nothing more gratifying to a writer than to
know that his or her work is not only being read and
enjoyed but is making a difference. Whether that dif-
ference means that you brightened the day of someone
who needed a little pick-me-up or brought to light an
area of concern that can potentially benefit the commu-
nity as a whole, the sense of fulfillment is the same.
With a little bit of luck maybe I can come up with
something here worthy of that glow.
Let me know how I'm doing.
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Deadlines approach for Island Middle School registration


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
The deadline for student registration for the
Island Middle School is approaching quickly. All
applications must be received by the founding
board by April 30.
The board is also accepting resumes for
teaching and administrative staff positions
through May 18. However, the executive
director's position is currently under review.
Board Member Marlene West said the board
is in the process of narrowing down candidates
interested in overseeing the operation of the
school and that they hope to have this position


filled first in order for the chosen candidate to take part
in hiring the remainder of the staff.
In addition to seeking staff, the board has been
seeking practical items that will be needed to run the
school.
On behalf of the board, West wanted to thank ev-
eryone who has been donating items, such as chairs,
that are needed to furnish the classrooms and offices.
"I bought several items from the Roser Memorial
Community Church. I found banquet tables that would
be great for art classes and 87 folding chairs. Each stu-
dent will be given a folding chair they can personalize
by designing and painting it however they want to,"
said West. "The members at the church sale were re-


ally good to us."
The middle school is scheduled to open in the
fall for the 2001-02 school year. During the first
year the school will be open to sixth- and seventh-
grade students throughout Manatee County.
A charter school is a public school run by a
nonprofit corporation under contract with a sponsor,
in this case the local school board.
Public meetings are being held at 6 p.m. every
Tuesday in the gym of the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria
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Anna Maria committee wants to formalize day.to.day acts


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
The committee charged with coming up with sug-
gestions for an administrative procedures manual for
the City of Anna Maria is ready for its next step.
At its April 19 meeting, members asked Com-
missioner Jay Hill, who chairs the committee, to get
some guidance from the commission on what to do
next.
At its second meeting, committee members re-
ported on the areas they had been investigating.
Diana Milesko was responsible for looking into
public relations. Her report defined two areas of com-
munication city output and citizen input.
In a three-page report, Milesko outlined the areas
she thinks the city should consider.
One of those areas is the broadcast of commission
meetings over cable television at a cost of $85 an hour.
Milesko also thought it would be a good idea to broad-
cast one election debate so candidates don't have to
participate in so many forums.
She would also like to see the city's newsletter,
"The Record," become formalized by either a resolu-
tion or ordinance.
Milesko also took a look at items that trigger pub-
lic notice, such as what goes on the agenda, notifica-
tion of neighbors when a building permit is issued,
major projects and rezoning.
Another of Milesko's suggestions is to establish a
reading collection at city hall to include copies of the
city charter, ordinances, the comprehensive plan, po-
lice and financial reports as well as the normal "read-
ing file." She also suggested there be a copy machine
available to the public for a fee.
Milesko said she'd like to explore the possibility of
having a city Web site. "This would be good for out-
of-town property owners and part-time residents,"
Milesko said. She suggested a citizen focus group
could be formed to look at how to create a professional-
looking site.
Regular press releases were another Milesko idea.
She said this might help increase unbiased reporting
and diminish "skewed, sensationalized reporting
[which] increases animosity among citizens."

Matters of personnel
Shirley O'Day researched the way the city handles


personnel matters.
"None of the people in the office has ajob descrip-
tion except [Building Official] Bob Welch," O'Day
said.
Hill said, "Tom Skoloda worked on job descrip-
tions but nothing ever happened to them."
"I talked to the City of Palmetto and they have job
descriptions for all positions, which they are updating
now. The person working in the job helps with the
update," O'Day said. "The person working in the job
knows the job best."
She said she thinks the people on the job in Anna
Maria should have input into Skoloda's job descrip-
tions.
O'Day said she also thinks there should be a policy
on a drug-free workplace. At this point, she said, if an
employee is convicted of drug or alcohol abuse or
pleads no contest, he or she must notify a supervisor
within five days and get substance abuse assistance at
their own expense.
There is no pay scale, no drug testing, no sexual
harassment standard, no standard for firing and no stan-
dard for appeal of a firing, she said.
O'Day said Holmes Beach has an excellent em-
ployee handbook and she thinks Anna Maria should
develop something similar.
She said she also thinks a supervisor's handbook
would be a good thing for the employees.
The committee also discussed developing its own
employment application.

Financial matters
Brenda Holland reported on what she thinks the
commission should consider placing in the administra-
tive code in financial areas.
"I noticed at the budget hearings last year that de-
partment heads said what they wanted for their budgets
with no itemized list. Holmes Beach has a policy about
this and I think Anna Maria should, too," Holland said.
She said in Holmes Beach the department heads
know what they have to come up with, and they have
to have it at the first budget hearing, not the second as
they now do in Anna Maria. Holland said that would
meet state requirements.
She said she would like to see the city's adminis-
trative code include the requirement that each depart-
ment present a detailed budget proposal at the first


budget hearing every year.

Commission liaisons
In an aside, committee member Jesse Correll said
he wondered how commissioners were assigned as li-
aisons to the city's various departments.
Hill said the mayor was supposed to make appoint-
ments, and this year the mayor had said no one would
be assigned to a committee that he or she had not re-
quested.
"It didn't happen that way," Hill said.
"I'm not sure why we even have liaisons," he said.
"The charter says specifically that commissioners are
supposed to stay out of those areas."

Bidding process
The committee also discussed suggesting that the
commission formalize bidding and purchasing pro-
cesses as part of the new administrative code.
O'Day said she thinks the rules are in place, but she
doesn't think they are followed. "New rules won't help
unless people follow the rules," she said.
Holland said Holmes Beach has a formal and an
informal bidding process. She thinks that would be a
good idea for Anna Maria.

Legislative suggestions
Committee members Diane Canniff and Correll
researched the legislative area.
She said she'd like to see all the original city reso-
lutions copied and made available to the citizens.
She also said she would like to have copies of maps
and diagrams available for the audience at commission
meetings so citizens can follow what the commission
is discussing.
Canniff said she thinks the role of public discussion
at meetings should be formalized.
O'Day agreed. "I think rules and policies need to
be made. There should be a two-minute limit. It's
printed on the agenda, but it isn't followed.
"Maybe no person should speak more than a cer-
tain number of times on any given issue," O'Day
added.
Hill suggested looking at Manatee County com-
mission rules, although he said "setting policy is not
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Hurricane conference yes, building conference no


Bradenton Beach city commissioners blessed one
employee's attendance at a hurricane conference but
balked at sending another to a building official seminar.
Public works employee Ben Dakar will be attend-
ing the Governor's Hurricane Conference in Tampa
May 15 at a cost of $306. That figure includes regis-
tration, room and meals. City commissioners voted
unanimously for his attendance at the annual event.
But Building Official Roger Titus' request to at-
tend the annual Building Officials Association of
Florida three-day conference in St. Augustine was re-
jected by commissioners. Cost of that seminar is $854,
including registration, travel, lodging and meals.
"I have a problem with this," Commissioner Dawn

Committee proposes changes
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 8

our role here."
He said the committee is only charged with defin-
ing issues it feels the commission should look into,
including matters in the city's administrative code.
Correll agreed. "We don't want to micromanage
here. We just want to be able to fact-find and then come
back to the commission." he said.
Correll said he has been researching resolutions
made by the commission that might be included as part
of the administrative code.
He also said he'd like to see the city have an om-
budsman to help resolve issues that are controversial.
"We need.an unbiased person to make recommenda-
tions," he said.
Correll would like to make it mandatory'for city
employees and newly elected officials to have-a train-
ing session on the charter and, c,: lti.iii: of the city.
He said they should also have a tutorial on the proper
uuse of terminology-so'that, for example, everyone
knows exactly'what the term'"fiduciary" means.
Hill thought that was a good idea and said he thinks
itneinbers of the Florida'Bar Association might help
with the training. '

S 'N'et meeting set i
Hill said he would present the committee's recobm-
mendatibdns to the commission at its April 26 meeting.
Meanwhile the committee set its next meeting for
1:30 p.m. May 2 at city hall.


Baker said. "We're looking at revamping the depart-
ment, and until we do that we won't know what's
needed. I feel at this time it's not something that would
definitely benefit the city."
Titus explained that the conference was needed for
his continued accreditation as a certified building of-
ficial. This conference is especially important, Titus
added, because much of the discussions and seminars
will focus on the new statewide building code which
will go into effect in July.
"The majority of the changes in the code will be


addressed in St. Augustine," Titus said. "It is very im-
portant for building officials to attend these confer-
ences. No building official should miss them, it's in the
budget, and I believe it's very important for me to go,
this one especially."
Commissioners voted no, with only Commissioner
Bemeitta Kays supporting Titus' request. The commis-
sion did approve Titus' attendance at a one-day confer-
ence in Pinellas County next week, where some of the
changes in the building code will be addressed.


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Swiftmud scheduled Manatee County meeting Monday


A meeting to discuss Manatee County potable
water supplies will be held 3:30-7:30 p.m. Monday,
April 30, at the fire station at 1010 Ninth Ave. W.,
Bradenton.
Sponsored by the Southwest Florida Water Man-
agement District, the meeting will seek "input from
residents on major water-related issues and strategies,"
meeting organizers said. The meeting will focus on the
Manatee County Integrated Plan, a plan to "identify


and evaluate key water resource management issues."
Also important is how the integrated plan ad-
dresses land-use planning and growth-management
activities by local governments and within the
Swiftmud district.
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Planning Council's Gerald Smelt. For additional infor-
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Exhibit of collectible art
at library through May
"Creative art collectibles" by Anita Smith will be
on display during May at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
The library said Smith practices a centuries-old
folk art technique and the display includes mosaics and
other collectibles fashioned with china, tile and stained
glass. She has works on display at the gallery of the
Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island and in retail galler-
ies in Bradenton and Sarasota.
The library opens at 10 a.m. daily except Sunday
and closes at 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, 6 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday, 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Details are available at 778-6341.


Boating class on Tuesday
opens series by flotilla
Flotilla 81 of the Coast Guard Auxiliary will start
a series of seven classes in boating skills and seaman-
ship Tuesday, May 1, at the Manatee Technical Insti-
tute, 5603 34th St. W., Bradenton.
The classes will be from 7 to 9 p.m. on consecutive
Tuesday and Thursdays. There is no class fee, but a
charge is made for course materials. Interested persons
may register and receive further information at 778-
6768 and 795-6189.

Power squadron boating class
scheduled Saturday
The Anna Maria Island Power Squadron's fourth
boating class of the season will be all day Saturday,
April 28, at 1200 71st St. N.W., Bradenton.
The class from 8 a.m. until 5 p.n. "provides an
overview of boating safety, laws, weather, boat han-
dling, distress signals, etc.," said the squadron. A $25
fee covers book, materials and food. Details are avail-
able at 778-8408 or 792-0394.


'Jazz on the Water' sailing
Sunday from Cortez
The 18th version of "Jazz on the Water" will be
launched Sunday, April 29, aboard the Seafood Shack
Showboat in Cortez, boarding at 1:30 p.m. for a four-
hour cruise.
Sponsored by the Sarasota Jazz Club, it will feature
Mike Moran and His Bourbon Street Jazz Band and the
Sherrell McCants Combo.
There is room for 250 aboard the paddle-wheeler,
with tickets available at $25 each at the jazz club office,
330 Pineapple Ave., Sarasota, or by calling 366-1552.

Farewell luncheon Wednesday
for club's past presidents
Past presidents of the Woman's Club of Anna
Maria;Island will be honored at the club's Farewell
Charity Luncheon at noon Wednesday, May 2.
The affair will be at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City.
The program at 1 p.m., "Love for Books," will be pre-
sented by Chapters on the Island Cafe and Bookstore.
Hostesses will be executive board members and
department and special committee chairs. Details are
available at 778-3898.

Aquarian Quest water festival
Saturday on City Island
The first of what the sponsor hopes will be many
Aquarian Quest water festivals will be Saturday, April 28,
at the Sarasota Sailing Squadron on City Island, offthe
south ramp of New Pass Bridge from Longboat Key.
"Something for everybody" is on the entertainment
program, said the sponsoring Manasota Basin Board.
Scheduled are singer Twinkle, Native American Wind
Dancers, the Colombian Voces Libre, Puppetrix, Aunt
Mary Sunshine, singer/songwriter Robert Killian,
Callie Chappell, James Hawkins and Dialectic.
Also featured will be exhibits by many organiza-
tions working on water-related issues. Details may be
obtained by calling 586-3223.


Island sound
"Time to Play" is Chuck Caudill's latest work on
compact disc featuring original music that highlights his
talent not only as a musician but also as a songwriter.
New music by Chuck Caudill
Anna Maria Island singer/songwriter Chuck
Caudill has released "Time to Play," an original, nine-
song compact disc featuring a lineup of the bay area's
finest talent.
Featured musicians include Joel Atkins on drums,
Dave Lowrey on bass, John Prestia on backing vocals,
Joey Caudill on electric guitar, Jeff Lantz on keyboard,
Duane Freeman on saxophone, Willie Royal on violin
and Gwen Fogt, Rhonda Atkins and Joel Atkins on
backing vocals.
Matt Floyd engineered and.coproduced the project
with Caudill It was recorded at Sarasota Sound Works,
also known as Elfin Studios
In lieu of a release party, "Time to Play" will be
highlighted with live performances at the Sandbar and
Beach House Restaurant. Copies can also be purchased
in Holmes Beach at Chapters on the Island, Sun and
Surf Apparel and Here's to Your Health. The compact
disc is also available in Bradenton at Fogt's Music or
during live performances of the band Eclipse at the
Gator Club of Sarasota.

Lotus, kids' gardening
coming to Palma Sola
Programs revolving around the lotus and children's
gardening are scheduled Saturday, April 28, at the Palma
Sola Botanical Park, 9800 17th Ave. N.W., Bradenton.
"The Enchanting Lotus" program will be from 9 a.m.
until noon, conducted by Paula Biles. She will show how
to grow the many varieties of the flowering aquatic plant.
"Earth Patrol" from 10 to 11:30 a.m. will be a hands-
on gardening workshop for children from 5 to 12 years of
age, with ornamental horticulturist Karen Fraley in charge.
For registration, prices and other information, call
722-2966.

Academic beach bash
The top 4 percent of graduating seniors in Mana-
tee County public schools will be recognized for their
outstanding achievements with a day at the beach from
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May I. The academic "Beach Bash"
will be held at the Beach House Restaurant, 200 Gulf
Drive, Bradenton Beach.
The Manatee County Schools Foundation coordi-
nates the event for the students with corporate sponsor-
ships from Blake Medical Center and the Manatee
Herald-Tribune. The Beach House Restaurant will pro-
vide food, volleyball and access to the sun and surf. For
more information call 741-7242.

Parent group meets Thursday
What do you do when the kids fight, won't do their
chores or ignore you?
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tions and means of discipline when it meets at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, April 25, at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City.
Therapist Shirley Romberger will be in charge.
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By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
The brown recluse spider, known as extremely shy,
isn't shy enough for Karen Bell of Cortez. She has the
bite and the pain to prove it.
She was moving some items from a dark shelved
area and apparently disturbed the spider, she said. She
wasn't aware of anything serious for a few hours.
Then a hole began to form in her hand and red
streaks ran up her arm. That was especially alarming,
since streaks are the sort of thing that happen in blood
poisoning.
And hurt? Oh, yes.
She spent five hours at Blake Medical Center in,
Bradenton one day and five more hours the next, then
more treatments for the next five days. She got a strong
antibiotic intravenously every day, she said.
Her hand remained swollen for days, and the pain


remained noticeable.
Those results are typical of a brown recluse bite,
said Mark Latham, director of the Manatee County
Mosquito Control District. Brown recluse venom kills
tissue around the bite, since the venom breaks down
food and digests it before the spider absorbs it. Its dam-
age takes six to eight weeks to heal.
The brown recluse is ... well, reclusive, hiding out
in dark quiet places, such as among old stuff on old
shelves in Bell's case. It bites only in defense. It's a
half-inch to an inch long, with a violin-shaped dark
spot on its top between and behind the eyes.
Bell's advice is to be careful where you intrude,
and wear gloves when you do it.
For as Tom Larkin of the Manatee County
Health Department put it, there is no special season
for the brown recluse because there's no time that
isn't its season.


In the interest of clean water and protection of
our environment, Holmes Beach hopes to encour-
age residents to limit use of herbicides, pesticides
and fertilizers on their lawns.
Information supporting these practices, such as
technical bulletins on chemical reduction, xeriscape
and native-Florida landscaping are available at city
hall, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Brochures available at city hall include:
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Pesticide Behavior in Soil/Water.


The opening gun in the annual battle to protect sea
turtles from deadly human lights will fire Tuesday,
May 1. at both of the Island's bridges to the mainland.


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The brochures are made available to city hall
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Dozens of turtle-friendly volunteers will be at the
Island ends of the Manatee Avenue and Cortez Road
bridges, in Turtle Watch uniform and flourishing signs
to let people know it's time to turn off lights visible
from the beach.
Mother turtles returning to the Gulf after nesting
and sea turtle hatchlings emerging from the nest, in-
stinctively head for the sparkling waters of the Gulf,
lighter than land. Lights inshore mislead them to their
death on the hostile upland.
Suzi Fox, who holds the state marine sea turtle
preservation permit for Anna Maria Island, and her
troops annually battle tirelessly against the offending
lights. They gain ground every hatching season, she
said, but don't dare relax their vigilance.
They will be on duty from 4 to 7 p.m. on May 1,
traditional opening of the turtle nesting season, to re-
mind Islanders of the vigil.


Obituaries


Marshall W. Griffin Sr.
Marshall W. Griffin Sr., 74, of Bradenton, died
April 23.
Born in Bradenton. Mr. Griffin was a lifelong resi-
dent of Manatee County. He was the former owner and
operator of Round Town Realty, Anna Maria Island.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He
was former owner of E.R.A. Real Estate, Bradenton,
and Irongate Realty. He was a past president of the
Board of Realtors. He attended Southside Baptist
Church.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, April
25. at the home of Mary Alta Griffin, 1417 21st St. W.,
Bradenton. Memorial services will be at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Southside
Baptist Church, 1604 17th St. W., Bradenton FL
34205. Brown and Sons Funeral Home was in charge
of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Mary Alta; four daughters;
stepdaughter Martha Hilborn of Bradenton; sister
Annette Shafer of Bradenton; 27 grandchildren; and
several great-grandchildren.

Alan E. James
Alan E. James, 89, of Holmes Beach and Perth,
Ontario, died April 20.


Mr. James was the organizer of the Island senior's
tennis group and was a Senior's Tennis Champion in
Florida. He was the retired owner of James Brothers
Hardware and James Wholesale Tackle Ltd. in Perth.
He was an active member of the Perth Tay Tennis
Club, and was instrumental in establishing the Christie
Lake Softball Club.
Services were April 22 in Perth.
He is survived by son George S. of Perth.


Francis 'Jerry' Toll
Francis "Jerry" Toll, 73, of Bradenton, died April
18.
Born in Cleveland, Mr. Toll came to Manatee
County from Maplewood, Minn., in 1986. He was a
lithographer for 50 years. He served in the U.S. Army
and the U.S. Merchant Marine during World War II. He
was a member of the Moose Lodge, Bradenton Beach.
Services were April 21. Griffith-Cline Funeral
Homes, Cortez Road Chapel, was in charge of arrange-
ments.
He is survived by wife Bette; daughter Kathleen
Reeves of Maplewood; sons John of Oakdale, Minn.,
and Mike of Maplewood; six grandchildren; and one
great-grandchild.


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Islander served with all 3 Kennedys in D.C.


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
He is the U.S. Senate's loss, and Ted Kennedy's,
and the United Nations', and the National Council of
Churches.' He's Anna Maria Island's gain not to
mention that of the Democrats among us.
He is Dale de Haan, newly elected president of the
Island Democratic Club. He comes here by way of
some impressive way stations.
Like so many Floridians, he grew up in Michigan,
earning his undergraduate degree from Calvin College
in Grand Rapids. He studied political science, which
took him to Washington, D.C., and Georgetown Uni-
versity. Which in turn took him to the Free University
of Amsterdam, Netherlands, as a Fulbright scholar.
While at Georgetown, he worked for U.S. Sen.
Phil Hart of Michigan and for the first of the three
Senators Kennedy he aided in the Senate and in cam-
paigns.
He worked in Sen. John F. Kennedy's presidential
campaign of 1960. He worked for Sen. Ted Kennedy
as a staffer on Capitol Hill. He worked for Sen. Rob-
ert F. Kennedy in his 1968 campaign for the presi-
dency.
Altogether, he is that rare bird, one who worked for
all three Kennedys.
All the while he stayed with the Senate, as foreign


Dale de Haan
affairs counsel for Hart, foreign affairs counsel for Ted
Kennedy, staff director of the Senate Subcommittee on
Refugees.
It was refugees that grabbed him by the heart -
and won him a big share of a Nobel prize. He went to


the United Nations as assistant secretary general and
deputy high commissioner for refugees.
"It was a really busy time for anyone into refu-
gees," he recalled at his Holmes Beach home. "There
was Vietnam, all of Southeast Asia in fact, and all the
civil wars in Africa."
His branch's work won the Nobel Peace prize in
1981, though he doesn't emphasize the part he had to
have played.
The next year he left to work with the National
Council of Churches, in refugee aid among other
things. He couldn't seem to shake government, though;
serving on the Congressional Commission on Interna-
tional Migration.
"We were the first to.recommend NAFTA," he
recalled with glee. "It grew out of our dealing with il-
legal migration to the United States and the trade issues
there."
He and his wife discovered Anna Maria in 1960
and fell in love with it, he said. They bought property
in Holmes Beach in the mid-1970s, and when he retired
from the National Council of Churches the "where" of
retirement was easy. They have been here permanently
since 1999.
As for the Democratic Club, he shares leadership
with Frances Smith-Williams, vice president; Marilyn
Stele, secretary; and Mary Ann Jones, treasurer.


No shoot-out at the OK corral with mayor, Correll


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria's beleaguered mayor has said no
thanks to a challenge for a face-off from resident Jesse
Correll.
Correll challenged the mayor to meet with him
in front of the citizens in an "opinion" letter pub-
lished in The Islander last week. "I have a lot of is-
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Correll said.
Correll wrote that the audience will decide the
outcome of the showdown, if necessary by a show of
hands.
"I will set all the rules," Correll wrote.
"I wouldn't even comment about something like
that," Deffenbaugh replied. "This city doesn't conduct
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Perico Bayou tour surprises folks who call it stunning


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Capt. Justin Moore said Perico Bayou-has the last
untouched mangrove stands and oyster bars from
Bradenton to Boca Grande, a stretch of 50 miles.
It is regarded as one of the best fishing spots for
snook and redfish in the Tampa Bay area, frequented
by guides and recreational fishermen alike.
If Arvida Co. is allowed to build an 898-unit con-
dominium along the north Perico Island shoreline,
Moore said he fears the fertile fish beds will be de-
stroyed.
"It's a delicate ecosystem," Moore said. "It's hav-
ing a hard enough time surviving as it is. A large de-
velopment putting fertilizer and road runoff into the
bayou would be detrimental and could end up destroy-
ing it."
Capt. Joe Webb organized the Feb. 3-4 ecotours to
Perico.
With the help of Moore and Capt. Kim Ibasfalean
of Cortez, they ferried almost 100 folks for free from
Kingfish Boat Ramp to Perico Bayou to show them
part of Florida most people never get to see.
They're hoping it will open some people's eyes to
how important it is to save a place like Perico Bayou.
"I bring my charter people back here to fish, and
they absolutely freak out when they see it because'they
just didn't know how big the natural setting is back
here and how beautiful it is," Moore said. "I think -
and a lot of people tell me they think that single-
family homes would be fine, but not 10-story buildings.
"We wanted to bring people back here to see a part
of Perico they never see. The only part people ever see is
the west side shoreline when they're driving over the Anna
Maria Island Bridge. They're missing the other 95 percent
of what's back here surrounding Perico Island."
Moore said one Holmes Beach resident told him
she had lived on Key Royale for 20 years and never
knew Perico Bayou existed.
Moore, whose father, Scott, is one of Florida's pre-
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Ann Terhardt demonstrated to Anna Maria Elemen-
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colorful palette of oil paints and then applies them to
the canvas. The Artists' Guild of Anna Maria Island
opened its doors for the sixth year in a row to
students at the Island school. Students will also take
a trip to the Ringling Museum of Art, where they will
participate in an interactive docent tour. Islander
Photos: Diana Bogan.

Island
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introduced
students to the
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Students learned
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Rewards of volunteering on Anna Maria Island


By Fred Rosario
AMI Community Center
Every job has its perks. While some places of-
fer monetary benefits and numerous titles, others
may have more flexibility in scheduling and rewards
other than money.
This particular job is a combination of both,
where money is an important factor but the rewards
are oftentimes more beneficial than any paycheck.
The job has the responsibility of molding young
children into the future leaders of tomorrow. This
particular job is being an after-school teacher.
Working with school-aged children, one would
imagine it to be extremely easy and enjoyable, which
it is, but a certain amount of preparation and orga-
nization is needed to have a successful and reward-
ing day.
There must be activities for the children to involve
themselves with, activities that are fun but are also
educational and thought-provoking. The professional
in charge must be athletic and eager to play, one that
can reach deep down inside and pull out his or her in-
ner child. No one can play a game of freeze tag or
kickball without having to relive some childhood


memories in order to enjoy the game.
Being an after-school teacher takes a tremendous
amount of patience and skills. The individual must
be a disciplinarian, but one who uses positive rein-
forcement rather than punishment. An after-school
teacher should be an extrovert, one who can easily
talk to parents about concerns or comments, and so-
cially interact with the children to learn all the won-
derful gifts and talents these children possess.
Perhaps the most important part of being a
teacher is to take responsibility of being a mentor, a
role model and a counselor seriously. Teaching a


child the difference between right and wrong, team-
work, and encouraging them to achieve their best,
enriches these children to become leaders and not
followers.
The actions of the counselors do have a direct ef-
fect on the children's behavior and self-esteem.
While this is the most difficult aspect of the job, it
is also the most rewarding. There is nothing like
entering a room filled with smiling faces who can
not resist the urge to hug or call out one's name in
adoration. It feels good to be wanted, and with this
job it feels good to give back.


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From Anna Maria to Ellenton and points in between, you're sure to find hunting for
art, antiques and collectibles as much fun as the discovery. There are so many
places to go "antiquing" that you're certain to find the treasure you're looking for.


Before we were told development was good for us,
Do you remember when...
Traffic moved?
A water hike meant hanging the hose higher?
SA scenic ride meant you could see the beach?
The only threat from flooding was to your carburetor?
The critters had a place to call home?
The birds and bees didn't need birth control?
"Don't walk on the grass" had meaning?
The environment didn't need our prayers?
WAKE UP, MANATEE COUNTY! NOW IS THE TIME!
LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!
Call Ginny for further information 779-1773

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Audubon trip will seek Island birds Saturday
Anna Maria Island and other spots hereabouts They will start at the north end of the Island
will host members of the Manatee County at Bean Point (park on Jacaranda Avenue, the or-
Audubon Society on a bird-watching expedition ganization advises) and end up on Leffis Key at
Saturday, April 28. the south end. There will be stops between those
The birders will meet at 7 a.m. at the east end points, depending on the prospect of finding
of the Palma Sola Causeway, drive to Perico Bay birds, said the society. The outing is expected to
to see the waterfowl and land birds in that area, end about noon.
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THE ISLANDER 0 APRIL 25, 2001 M PAGE 17



Affaire raises $200,000-plus and counting


It seemed it would be difficult to top the $160,000
raised at last year's Affaire to Remember, a gala din-
ner auction to benefit the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center.
Not to worry. An anonymous donor came forward
during the heated bidding on the live auction packages
April 21 and offered to match that portion of the
evening's take even before auctioneer Bobby Smith
led the crowd halfway to the $86,150 total.
That allowed the 2001 Affaire to gross $207,576.
The number could go higher once everything is added
up, according to Center Executive Director Pierrette
Kelly.
The net proceeds from the Affaire go to the
Center's operating funds. However, the anonymous
donor told Center officials that the matching monies
can only be used for the proposed Center expansion -
a fledgling plan that isn't yet on the drawing board.
Pat Geyer of Duffy's Tavern offered up the biggest
bid of the night when she paid $4,900 for a 10-hour
fishing trip with Capt. Joe Webb aboard Webb's 50-
foot high-speed luxury Viking sports fishing vessel Jan
Marie that's docked at Galati Marine in Anna Maria.
Sue Carlson paid $1,900 for a much-coveted
cocker spaniel puppy that was donated by Jeff's Pet
Place of Bradenton and paraded about the room before
the bidding began.
Scott Dell of the Center again offered a package
made popular last year, which included clues for a se-
cret prize in his pocket to further entice the anxious
bidders. Mayor Carol Whitmore tried, but restaurateur
Ed Chiles scored big brownie points with wife Anne
when he topped out at $2,500. She collected the prize
- a gorgeous diamond ring and a floral arrangement,
both donated by Jess Jewelers and valued at $1,500 -
from Dell on stage. Ed collected a big hug and a kiss.
A raffle in which $30 chances entitled auction
gamblers to a key that might open a crystal box con-
taining a diamond bracelet valued at $3,200 (a donation
from A-Paradise Realty) ended when Carol Heinz's
key turned the lock.
A new prize drawing this year for $5,000 (CASH)
was won by Center maintenance employee Ed Becker.
As if that weren't enough. Dell announced Becker's
wife JoAnn, also a Center staff member, scored a bo-
nus of $500 for selling the winning ticket.


Dog days
Lori Guerin of Anna Maria holds the female cocker spaniel puppy Sue Carlson bought at the Affaire for a bid
of $1,900, with auctioneer Bobby Smith and the Center's Scott Dell smiling from above.


One of the big prizes that's always a favorite at the
auction was a Wisconsin (see Green Bay Packer) tail-
gate party with all the trimmings and beverages at the
home of Chuck and Joey Lester of Key Royale. The
bratwurst and beer party went for $2,100 and also in-
cludes gourmet items the Lesters love to prepare for
their guests (appetizers, shrimp, filet mignon, smoked
and roasted turkeys, two baked hams, pork tenderloins,
veggies, desserts, liquor and wines and, of course,
prized Wisconsin cheeses). Jeff and Ilona Kenrick of
Marina Pointe Realty in Anna Maria are the lucky win-
ners of the "party to beat all parties."
A barbecue party at Stewart and Trudy (Affaire chair-
woman) Moon's northwest Bradenton "ranch" brought in
$2,700. It was purchased by Paul and Pierrette Kelly.


Another party at Duffy's Tavern, with all the
burgers and beer provided, tallied a cool $2,400. A trip
to Chalet Suzanne in Lake Wales: $2,000. A limousine
ride and dinner at the Sandbar: $2,200. Dinner for eight
catered by Beach Bistro: $2,800. Pick-of-the-Auction
prize: a trip to Key West on Fast Cats ferry, chosen by
raffle winners Patti and Henry Frische.
When all was said and done, the 428 people who
attended had opened their hearts and wallets for a good
cause.
The only thing left to wonder is how the Affaire
committee will top this event when next year rolls
around.
Any and all donors anonymous and otherwise
- are welcome.


Tickled pink
Judge Janette Dunnigan, center, shares Anne Chiles's glee over her husband's
winning bid on the secret prize a diamond ring as Ed ($2,500 poorer)
Chiles looks on.




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Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore
and husband Dr. Andre Renard wait and
bid for the secret prize Scott Dell has in
his pocket at the Affaire.


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Who'll make it $2,000?
The bidding was spirited at the
Affaire to Remember. More than
$87,000 was raised during the live
auction portion of the event.


56th Street
friends
Dan and Tina
Howe, left, sit
with friends
and neighbors
Angelo and
Emma Cayo
and Kathy
Geeraerts, all
of 56th Street
in Holmes
Beach, during
the Affaire to
Remember.


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Island cleaner


by ton and a half


after cleanup
By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
With some data lagging, it seems Anna Maria Is-
land is nearly 3,000 pounds lighter than it was before
last weekend's local edition of the Great American
Cleanup.
Five groups out of 37 fielded on the Island have
not yet reported, said Ingrid McClellan, executive
director of the sponsoring Keep Manatee Beautiful.
But with 32 heard from, their 183 volunteers picked
up 2,172 pounds of trash and 568 pounds of recy-
clable materials from 25.5 miles of territory.
That compares with an aggregate of 2,916
pounds picked up last year, she said, and when the
delinquent figures are in they likely will boost this
year's junk about even with last year's.
Countywide. more than 1,200 volunteers gleaned
251,880 pounds, and that doesn't include adopted
roads and highways, she said. So the county total is
expected to rival last year's 299,509 pounds.
It's not over yet, either: On Saturday, May 5,
boaters will clean Ware's Creek for the first time.
That is the stream that wanders through Bradenton,
though the cleanup will concentrate on the part be-
tween Manatee Avenue and Cortez Road.
Needed are shallow-draft boats such as small
skiffs, kayaks, canoes, john boats and the like. The
check-in center will be the old Bradenton City Hall
at Manatee Avenue and 15th Street West. The
cleanup will be from 9 a.m. 'til 1 p.m.

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April 21.
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Anna Maria City
April 9, 100 block of Crescent Street, theft. A man
reported two bikes were stolen from his driveway.
April 10. 8605 Gulf Drive. Island Baptist Church,
open door. During a building check, multiple windows
and a door were found open. The keyholder responded
and secured the building.
April 13, 800 block of North Shore Drive, domestic
disturbance. A woman claimed her husband punched her
in the face and threw her to the ground after a verbal dis-
pute. According to police, following their investigation the
woman claimed nothing really happened.

Bradenton Beach
April 10, 1325 Gulf Drive N., Tortuga Inn, bur-
glary. Money was reported missing from the cash reg-
ister. There were no signs of forced entry to the cash
drawer and the door to the business was found open.
April 10, 2000 Gulf Drive S., Coquina Park, infor-
mation. A man reported that a golf club set and a weed
eater were stolen from his truck.
April 12. 403 Highland Ave., Bradenton Beach Po-
lice Department, found property. Officers attempted to
reach the owner of a wallet that was left in the mailbox.
April 13. 2000 Gulf Drive S., Coquina Beach, sto-
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April 16, 2100 Gulf Drive S., Coquina Beach,
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April 17, 201 Gulf Drive N., Oma's Pizza, distur-
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April 16,2502 Gulf Drive N., Econo Lodge, fraud.
A man is accused of using an acquaintance's charge
card to rent a room without the card holder's authori-
zation. According to the report, the man posed as the
card holder when he made reservations over the phone.
April 19, 200 Gulf Drive N., Beach House Restau-
rant, drug arrest. Two women reported seeing a man
driving erratically. They directed officers to the restau-
rant parking lot where they saw the man pull over.
Officers found the man passed out in his car. They
woke him up and during a routine pat down of the sub-
ject, a scale and clear plastic bag containing a pow-
dered substance was found. The powder later tested
positive for cocaine. Omar Sanchez, 24, of Bradenton,
was arrested for possession. In his statement, Sanchez
said he bought the cocaine in Miami and brought it-to


the restaurant to sell to coworkers.

Holmes Beach
April 12, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Beach, bur-
glary. A total of $680 was reported missing from three
wallets that were left in the trunk of a car while the
visitors went to the beach.
April 13, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Beach, theft.
A woman reported that she left her wallet under her
beach towel while she swam. When she returned, the
wallet was missing.
April 13, 3200 East Bay Drive, Shells Restaurant,
fraud. Two people left the restaurant without paying
their bill.
April 14, 7600 block of Gulf Drive, theft. A man
called police when he saw someone stealing his truck
from his driveway. The doors were unlocked and the
keys had been left in the ignition. Police were able to
track the truck and caught the suspect after he aban-
doned the vehicle and tried to flee on foot. The truck
was recovered but the keys are still missing.
April 17, 6000 block of Gulf Drive, theft. A stone
statue of a small boy holding a dove was reported sto-
len from a resident's front yard.
April 19, 500 block of Key Royale Drive, bur-
glary. A jackhammer was reported stolen from a con-
struction site.
April 19, 600 block of Gladstone Lane, theft. A
man reported that the drain plugs were stolen from his
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Crashes drop on Florida roads, waters for 2000


Crashes in Florida are on the decline, both by land
and by sea.
"Crash," by the way, is the current terminology for
a vehicular accident. In this instance, the crash statis-
tic figures are for highway construction zone mishaps
and boat collisions.
The Florida Department of Transportation has
found that the number of crashes in road construction
zones has steadily fallen for the past five years.
Florida statistics indicate there were 1,834 crashes
in 2000 in construction work areas alongside or on
roads, resulting in 20 fatalities and 1,980 injuries, ac-
cording to DOT. Those numbers may sound like a lot,
but not when you look at the 1996 stats: 2,741 crashes,
28 dead, 3,097 injured. Ouch.
DOT officials attribute the decline to motorists'
awareness of law enforcement officers near the work
area. You've probably noticed Florida Highway Patrol
cars with blue lights flashing at most of the highway
improvement spots and, if you're like me, probably
took your foot off the accelerator out of habit.
Locally, Bradenton Beach Police were on the scene
- and getting paid extra from DOT a few years ago
during the project-from-hell at Gulf Drive and Cortez
Road.
The DOT said the top causes of crashes near con-
struction zones are careless driving, failing to yield the
right of way, improper lane changes and following the
car in front of you too closely.
Come to think of it, though, those four driving faux
pas seem to sum up the cause of most accidents I've
been in over the years.

Safer on the water, too
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission Division of Law Enforcement, Boating Safety
Section gosh how I yearn for the old days when it
was the Florida Marine Patrol! said boating fatali-
ties in 2000 were the lowest in a decade.
Boat accidents for the year were the lowest since
1994, and alcohol-related accidents were down, too.
What I find interesting is that while the problems
with boats colliding and drunken drivers have de-
clined, the number of registered recreational vessels in
Florida are the highest ever.
Total registered Florida recreational vessels was
840,684 in 2000. up from 829,971 in 1999.
For the first time in more than a decade. Florida did
not have the greatest number of recreational boating
fatalities in the country, ranking third with 46 deaths,
behind Texas (52) and California (51).
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was 1,194, the lowest since 1994 and down from 1,292
accidents in 1999.
The number of alcohol/drug-related accident fatali-
ties was 10. down 20 percent from 1999.
Total personal watercraft accidents were at a
seven-year low in 2000. PWCs are less than 13 percent
of all registered vessels in Florida but account for 32
percent of all accidents and 46 percent of all injuries.
The statistic-crunchers have computed it out that 74
percent of all PWC accidents occurred on vessels that
were being rented or borrowed, leading one to surmise
that inexperience plays a key role in the grim numbers.
"Getting information to the public will continue to
be the key," said Capt. Paul Ouellette, FWC's boating
safety coordinator, on the goal of the state agency.
"Educating boaters in an effective, efficient way is one
of our biggest goals, and the best way to keep these ac-
cident numbers down."
There is either a power squadron or Coast Guard
Auxiliary safe boating class going on almost all the
time. In fact, both groups are starting courses next
week. If you haven't signed up in the past, please do so.
If it's been a few years since you've taken the course,
think about doing it again.
Remember that it's better to read about crash sta-
tistics than to be one.

LEDing the state
You may have noticed how bright the traffic sig-
nal is at the Gulf Drive-Manatee Avenue intersection.
No, it's not because the light is new, it's because it's a
new type of light.
Manatee and Sarasota counties are starting a pilot
program of replacing the bulbs in signals with a new
Light Emitting Diode device. The LED lights are lots,
lots brighter than the old bulbs, are supposed to last
longer, and generally be more efficient.
And is it ever bright! Looking into the green light is
almost like looking into the sun. I would guess the new
lights will end up being the cause of fewer crashes at in-
tersections, because the "I didn't see the light" excuse has
pretty much burned out thanks to the new fixtures.

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private enterprise in all aspects of the media.
The Postal Service hopes to reap about $200 mil-
lion a year from the ads. Trial runs have included ads
touting Universal Pictures, Visa and American Online,
and have been successful in the larger markets.
The Postal Service hope is that private companies'
advertising will offset loss of revenue the governmen-
tal entity is experiencing from you got it competi-
tive e-mail, and other sources.
Also for sale is space on stampbook covers and on
the sides of mail collection boxes. And postal officials
are considering having special messages on certain
postmarks based on advertiser demands. A trial run was
last year, when the "Happy Who-lidays" postmark was
on a bunch of holiday cars to coincide with release of
"The Grinch" film.
Of course there are critics of the commercializa-
tion. "The government should not be for sale," said the
director of Washington, D.C.-based Commercial Alert.
"How far will this go? It's a slippery slope. Will the
postmaster general allow some advertiser to tattoo a
message on his forehead for $100,000?"
His fear is that having, say, Visa ads on trucks, it
will give postal patrons the impression that the federal
government is endorsing the credit card. And if Visa
runs afoul of public opinion, it could backfire on the
Postal Service.
Postal officials responded by saying "Bosh."
"By using our assets creatively, we hope to bring
in additional revenue and keep prices low."
There are 200,000 delivery trucks used by the
Postal Service. Based on what they're charging, the
numbers crunch to something like $330 per month per
truck fcr the delivery vehicle advertising.
If I were to offer any criticism, I'd say the postal
people aren't charging enough. Hey, double the truck
ad pr ;e and drop the price of a stamp!

Sandscript factoid
You can thank the postal people for naming the
village of Cortez.
Back in 1896, Mrs. L.J.C. Bratton decided the area
then called Hunter's Point needed a post office. She
wrote to postal officials in Washington, D.C., with her
request. According to Ben Green in his book "Finest
Kind:"
"Before the service would open an office, the vil-
lage had to be officially named, and evidently someone
in Washington decided that it would be fitting to name
the little community after Hernando Cortez, the 'Great
Conquistador' who conquered Mexico, even though he
had never been anywhere near Hunter's Point. Ironi-
cally, another Spanish explorer, Hernando de Soto, al-
legedly made his first landing in the New World in
1539 at the entrance to the Manatee River, only 10
miles from Hunter's Point. But, as there were already
two other De Soto post offices in the state, one in
Pinellas County and the other in Putnam County, some
nameless postal official must have decided to spread
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Kingfish hitting, mahi mahi arrive soon, sawfish troubled


By Capt. David Futch
Kingfish numbers and sizes are starting to drop, but
they're still around and mahi mahi should be here soon.
But it's the smalltooth sawfish that seems to be in
the most trouble.
The U.S.-Fish & Wildlife Service is preparing to put
the smalltooth sawfish on the endangered species list.
Sawfish, which are rays and cousins to the shark,
were once common in Florida. In the past 50 years,
their numbers have decreased severely due to
gillnetting, trawling and habitat degradation.
Mote Marine Laboratory's scientist Dr. Colin
Simpfendorfer heads Mote's Center for Shark Research
and is hoping the public will help him when they see a
sawfish.
He said he needs for folks to tell him when and
where they saw the sawfish, its exact location and its
size and also how -the sawfish was encountered,
whether caught or seen in shallows where they like to
cruise. Size is particularly important.
The sawfish population is believed to be restricted
to remote areas of Southwest Florida, particularly the
Everglades and Keys.
To report a sawfish sighting, call Mote at 941-388-
4441 or 1-800-691-MOTE.
Tom Marsik at Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez
said Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II reports
that because of the lousy tides, action was only fair. It
improved over the weekend with snook to 30 inches,
trout to 22 inches, redfish to 28 and a couple of cobia,
kings and big Spanish mackerel. There are big trout to
30 inches in the Gulf, Zach said.
Capt. Sam Kimball on the Legend reports catches
of kingfish, but most of them are schoolie size, 8 to 12
pounds. Kimball fished the Grand Ole Opry King
Mackerel Tournament in Clearwater over the weekend
along with 476 other entrants. No report yet on how
Kimball fared in the crowded field.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said
kingfishing is the talk of the town.
"We're finding them from the Three-Mile Reef to
15 miles offshore." Lowman said. "People tell me


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her mother, Claudia Lee Tuten-Gilstrap, caught
fishing 35 miles off Anna Maria Island. The mother/
daughter team also landed 34- and 32-inch red
grouper on a perfectly flat fishing day.
they're grouper fishing and throwing a freeline behind
the boat and catching them.
"Gag grouper are in the 10- to 15-mile range and then
reds are out to 30 miles. Mangrove snapper fishing has
been excellent on most offshore breaks and wrecks. I an-
ticipate the next full moon, which is May 7, could prove
to be the best fishing of the year. Try it three days before,
on the full moon and three days after."
Capt. Mike Greig of Captain Mike's Charters
in Holmes Beach said he's been catching tons of mack-
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the beaches. In addition, he said he's getting gag grou-
per to 17 pounds, cobia to 20 and plenty of nice trout.
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nomenal rate. "We're still catching gag grouper to 20
pounds from eight to 30 miles out and the red grouper
are hitting from 15 to 30 miles out," Denham said.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he's been catching snook in Terra Ceia Bay
along with trout to 22 inches. Smith said he's still nail-
ing both species on Cotee jigs and "the root beer color
works good."
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach said he caught a 30-pound-plus kingfish
Sunday along with a big snook and plenty of mackerel
to smoke on the barbie.
Capt. Curt Morrison and Capt. Ryan Hackney
on the Neva-Miss out of Cortez said mackerel, king-
fish, cobia and grouper have been their mainstays for
the past month.
Capt. Matt Bowers on the Outcast in Holmes
Beach said grouper fishing close to shore still produces
good catches of keeper gags. Like many of the offshore
guides this time of year, he's seeing kingfish, mackerel
and cobia around in numbers.
Capt. Steve Salgado on the Compleat Angler
said kingfish to 20 pounds and lots of them are avail-
able offshore. Cobia to 20 pounds are everywhere,
whether inside or outside, and Salgado added that he's
getting snook to 33 inches, trout to 19 and flounder to
21. There are a lot of sharks and some bait, too, but the
cold front put a damper on them, Salgado said.
Capt. Mark Claire is offering his Pride & Joy for
all sorts of charter experiences.
Claire has taken the 40-foot former commercial
vessel to a new level and offers the beamy boat for deep
and near-shore fishing, diving, snorkeling or sunset
cruises to Egmont Key or 'round-the-Island tours.
Because of her width that would be beam to
nautical know-it-alls the boat is one of the most
comfortable cruising vessels around.
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in AAA tilt
This baseball game had it all, ending on a last-at-
bat, two-out home run in the bottom of the seventh in-
ning.
Arguably the best Anna Maria Island Little League
game of the season took place April 18 when Air & En-
ergy outlasted Waterfront Restaurant 13-12 in a thriller
that left folks in the stands either applauding or stunned.
The teams play in the age 8-11 bracket.
Cory Wash hit a 3-0 pitch to deep right center field
and came all the way around to score the winning run af-
ter Justin Dearlove scored the tying run from second base.
A joyous A&E team jumped and screamed when
the speedy Wash touched the plate ahead of the throw.
The game was a slugfest of epic proportions.
Wash. who made a defensive play in the top of the
seventh to save one run, hit a homer, a triple, two
singles, scored four runs and had two runs batted in.
A&E first baseman John Gregory had a triple to
left to score a run in the first, a two-run triple in the
fifth, a two-run double in the sixth and scored three
times.
A&E left fielder Severin Walstad had a single. a


walk, two RBIs and was robbed of a sure triple in the
sixth inning when Lauren Barth in center field
backpeddaled and made an over-the-shoulder catch of
Walstad's long fly for the third out.
For Waterfront, Garrett Waiters smashed a line-
drive triple in the first to bring in a pair of runs and
singled in the fourth to bring in two more. Sean
Culhane blasted a a solo homer in the seventh inning
to get a rally going. Ryan Guerin had a double, a single,
two runs scored and two RBIs. Kayla Boak doubled in
a run in the fourth and Miles Hostetler walked, doubled
in a run and scored twice.
In the first inning, the visiting Waterfront team
jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead on the bat of Waiters,
who crushed the ball so hard the center fielder made a
veiled stab as the ball rocketed over his head. Waiters'
triple brought in Scott Steenstra and Ryan Guerin, both
of whom walked. Waiters scored when Heather
Howard bounced to second.
A&E, which has been battling league-leading Water-
front all season, came right back to tie the score 3-3.
Wash tripled and Gregory tripled him home with
a shot in the power alley in left. Wade Risha walked
and he and Gregory advanced on a passed ball, later
scoring when Walsted hit the ball back to the pitcher,
who went to first for the second out instead of trying
to get the runner headed home.
A&E pitcher Justin Dearlove worked over Water-
front in the top of the second, allowing one runner on
a fielder's choice.
Miles Hostetler took over on the mound in the bot-
tom of the second and gave up nothing.
Dearlove mowed down the heart of the Waterfront
batting order in the top of the third, striking out third
batter Guerin and cleanup hitter Waiters.


THE ISLANDER M APRIL 25, 2001 0 PAGE 25
A&E took the lead 4-3 in the bottom of the third on
Walstad's single that knocked in Gregory.
Waterfront went back on top in the fourth with four
runs and a 7-4 lead. Kyle Sewall led off with a single
and was tripled home by Culhane's shot to deep cen-
ter field. Krystin Carlson walked and Steenstra
doubled. Carlson and Culhane came home on a double
by Waiters.
A still-hot Hostetler on the mound got the A&E
batters 1-2-3 in the bottom of the fourth.
Dearlove stopped a Waterfront rally in the top of
the fifth after he struck out the first two batters.
Dearlove issued a walk and gave up a double to Alex
Wright before getting lead-off hitter Steenstra to
ground to Wash at second, who blocked the ball with
his body, picked it up and threw to first for the out.
In the bottom of the fifth inning, Dearlove and
Wash led off with singles before Gregory tripled them
in to get within one run at 7-6.
The top of the sixth looked as if Waterfront would
ice the game, scoring two runs and taking a 9-6 lead on
a walk to Hostetler, an RBI double to right by Guerin
and Chris Martin's groundout to first base that scored
Guerin.
But A&E came roaring back in the bottom of the
sixth with three runs when Dearlove was hit by a pitch,
Wash singled and Gregory doubled them home. Jake
Corby knocked in the tying run with a grounder to the
right side that scored an alert Gregory, who raced home
to make it 9-9 and send the game into extra innings.
With two outs, Walstad came up and blasted a shot to
center that looked like a game-winning homer. But
Barth backpedaled and stuck her glove up at the last

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second to snare Walstad's fly ball.
The crowd stood and cheered Barth.
In the top of the seventh, Waterfront tacked on
three more runs when Culhane homered to right cen-
ter, Steenstra walked, Hostetler doubled and Guerin
singled for a 12-9 lead.
Then the real dramatics came in the final frame.



Anna Maria Island

Little League schedule
Majors, ages 10-12
April 26 WMFD vs. Quality Builders
April 27 Kiwanis vs. Haley's Motel
April 30 Quality Builders vs. Haley's
May 1 WMFD vs. Kiwanis
Games at 7p.m.

AAA League, ages 8-11
April 25 Bistros vs. Waterfront
April 28 Air & Energy vs. Waterfront
Games at 5:30 p.m.

AA League, ages 6-8
April 26 Sandbar vs. Home True Value
April 27 Island Spirit vs. Betsy Hills
April 30 Home True Value vs. Betsy Hills
May 1 Sandbar vs. Island Spirit
Games at 5 p.m.
Regular season ends May 1 Playoffs start May 11

T-ball League, ages 5-7
April 28 Harry's Continental Kitchens vs. Dr.
Danziger, 10 a.m., Longboat Key field
Morgan Stanley/Dean Witter vs. Harry's,
11 a.m.. Longboat Key field
Home team is listed second in all divisions.


West led off with a single and Kenny Bums walked.
Hostetler saved one run when he stabbed a line drive off
the bat of Alisha Ware, but an error and a fielder's choice
scored two runs to get A&E within one run at 12-11.
After Dearlove reached on a fielder's choice and
stole second, Wash came to the plate with the game
more than two hours old.
On a 3-0 pitch, Wash rifled the ball to deep right
center, knocking in Dearlove and coming all the way
around himself.
Waterfront fans were stunned and the A&E cel-
ebration began as A&E players and coaches mobbed
Wash at the plate.

Faasse tosses no-hitter
against Quality Builders
Steve Faasse's size is intimidating to most players
in the Island Little League major division.
It's part of the reason why the Haley's Motel
pitcher tossed a no-hitter April 17 against Quality
Builders, which has some quality hitters on its team.
Faasse had eight strikeouts and walked three in the
5-1 win that kept Haley's within striking range of rival
WMFD, the league leaders in the division for players
age 10-12.
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Little League standings
Major league, ages 10-12
WMFR District 11-2
Quality Builders 7-7
Haley's Motel 6-6
Kiwanis 2-11


Little League batting

averages (over .300)
Greg Lowman, WMFD .676
Steve Faasse, Haley's .590
Sean Pittman, Quality Builders .474
Matt Bobo, Haley's .385
Esteban Reyes, WMFD .381
Spencer Carper, Quality .355
Chad Richardson, Quality .324
Matt McDonough, Kiwanis .324
Andrew Royals, Kiwanis .324
Zach Geeraerts, WMFD .308
Nick Sato, WMFD .302
Sean Price, WMFD .302

Doubles Lowman 10, Pittman 7, Reyes and Faasse
6 each, Chad Richardson 5, Royals and Sean Price 4
each, Eric Whitley, Tanner Pelkey, Chris Klotz, Price
and McDonough 3 each, Bobo, Kevin Kirn, Sato,
Jarrod McKenzie and Alex Phillips and Patrick Cole 2
each
Triples Lowman 3, Shane Pelkey 2, Alonzo Price,
Pat Cole and Matt McDonough 1 each
Home runs Lowman 4, Faasse 2
RBIs -Lowman 38, Faasse 16, Sean Price 16, Matt
McDonough and Bobo 13 each, Chris Klotz 10, Roy-
als, Richardson and Sato 9 each, Mark Spence 8,
Patrick Cole and Keith Reynolds 7, Tanner Pelkey,
Shane Pelkey, Kevin Kirn, Pittman, Sato, Geeraerts 6
each, Whitley 5
Walks Geeraerts 20, Spencer Carper 16, Pritchard
15, Tanner Pelkey 13, Mike Schweitzer 10

Pitching
Lowman 4-1, 5.88 ERA, 66 Ks, 87 walks, 33.7 innings
pitched; Patrick Cole 2-1, 2.68 ERA, 32 Ks, 12 walks,
12.3 innings pitched; Pittman 4-2, 2.91 ERA, 56 Ks, 28
walks, 28 innings pitched; Faasse 6-3, 3.11 ERA, 76 Ks,
41 walks, 46.3 innings pitched; Pelkey 0-2, 4.62 ERA, 9
Ks, 10 walks, 13 innings pitched; Jarrod McKenzie 1-2,
4.40 ERA, 16 Ks, 12 walks, 15 innings pitched.


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Haley's catcher Shane Pelkey pounded a double
and knocked in two runs, while teammate Matt Bobo
sacrificed home two runners in the first with a long fly
ball to deep center.
Bobo also singled in the game as did Faasse.

WMFD cruises past Kiwanis
West Manatee Fire & Rescue District pitcher Sean
Price had four RBIs in an 11-1 win April 16 over
Kiwanis in a game that was called in the third inning
because of the 10-run mercy rule.
Price had a pair of singles in the first inning as
WMFD sent 15 batters to the plate and scored 10
runs. Zach Geeraerts walked twice and scored twice
in the first, while shortstop Greg Lowman walked
and doubled in the first, scored twice and had two
RBIs in the league's major division.
WMFD's Nick Sato had two singles and an RBI in
the game. Patrick Cole and Esteban Reyes also singled
for the victors..
Kiwanis could muster just two hits against Price,
singles by Cody Woten and Matt Shafer.


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Safe at third
Alex Wright of Water-
_. front Restaurant in the
AAA division for
S -players age 8-11
slides safely into third
Ahead of the throw to
Air & Energy third
baseman Celia Ware.
,., Air & Energy won the
extra-inning Anna
Maria Island Little
SLeague game 13-12
April 18 on a Cory
Wash two-out, two-
Srun homer in the
bottom of the seventh
inning. Islander
Photo: David Futch

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out of a Florida oak and pine hammock.
Entrants receive green fees, cart, lunch, golf ditty
pack, extra golf balls and soft drinks. There will be
closest-to-the-pin contests, door prizes, a raffle, cruise
drawing, giveaways and a hole-in-one prize.
For information, call 722-0764.

Baseball trivia
Here is last week's question that will remind some
of a similar incident that happened to Dave Winfield
when he played for the Toronto Blue Jays. A high fly
ball to left field appears to be an easy out, but the out-
fielders are startled to see the ball and a night hawk
collide. Recovering quickly, the left fielder catches the
ball while the center fielder nabs the bird. What is the
proper decision?
Answer: The batter is not out since the ball no
longer is legally "in flight" and therefore was not le-


gally caught. That ball remains in play and the batter
can advance at his own risk. (2.00-Catch, In Flight
from Official Baseball Rules).
This week's question: On a fly to short center field,
the runner tries to score from third, but a strong throw
beats him by several feet. The runner slides around the
catcher and not only avoids the tag, but misses the plate
by at least a foot. Hoping to bluff it out, the runner
nonchalantly starts for the dugout, but the catcher starts
chasing him. Trying to avoid the catcher and tag, the run-
ner circles around him while trying to get back to the plate.
What should the umpire do and why is the catcher stupid?

Horseshoe winners
Winners in the April 21 horseshoe games were
George Landraitis and Chris MacNamara, both of
Bradenton. Runners-up were John Crawford and Ron
Pepka, both of Bradenton.
Winners in the April 18 games were Jack Cooper of
Holmes Beach and Mike Duff of Anna Maria. Runners-
up were Hazen Calhoun of Holmes Beach and Landraitis.


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.


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203 55th Street............. $288,000
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BUILDERS HOME FURNITURE Displayed but never
used. Four-piece bedroom sets $259; sofa and love
seat $399; queen bed set $199; full $159; twin $129;
futons (sofa by day, bed at night) frame and mattress
$199; daybed (white with brass finials) including two
mattresses and pop-up unit $285. Can deliver. Call
753-7118.

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

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

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

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

MOTORIZED GREEN-STRIPED canvas patio aw-
ning approximately 25 ft. long, opening to 7.5 ft.
$900. Smaller manual awning 7 ft. long, $250. 778-
1865.

WEDDING DRESS size 10, short-style with off the
shoulder cut. White and summery, fits size 6, $150.
Call 779-2427.








$225,000 NO BRIDGE TRAF-
FIC! Own a little over an acre of land
on JewHsh Key, a private island in
Sarasota Bay, accessible by boat only.
SBayfront lot and one of 13 parcels on
this 26 acre island. water, septic and
electric at site. Community dock,
sandy beaches. IB373855.
$179,000 LAKEFRONT. 200 ft.
frontage and great view from this
3BR/2BA home. Large open rooms
include a den and family room. Deck, fireplace and sepa-
rate mother-in-law apartment. 1B45903.


$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 beautiful beach. Very Open.
Tons of possibilities. IB203115.
$289,000 ISLAND DUPLEX.
Holmes Beach duplex with 2BR/1 BA and
carports on each side. One block co beach.
Quiet neighborhood. Wooden deck and
room for a pool. 1B74598


Top Selling and Listing Agent for March -
Denise Langlois

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


LITTLE ANGELS LEARNING ACADEMY enrolling
ages 1 to 5, before/after care. Accepting infants start-
ing May 14. Register now! Limited space available.
5382 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. 778-2967.



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.



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.



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



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.

OFFSHORE AND BAY fishing, nature and special
charters aboard. Zulu MaMa. Contact Captain Paul
at 778-3013.



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.








419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 PO Box 2150
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294







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A BETVY HILLS EXCLUIME!
This warm and inviting 3BR/2BA townhouse is decorated in
a lovely southwest motif, featuring soft earth-tone colors en-
hanced by textured walls and ceilings with crown moulding
and fans. There are attractive hardwood-floors, a ceramic tiled
entry foyer, a pretty wooden railing with a cheerful sunrise
design and a beautiful hand-painted mural of a seascape. The
expansive 30 by 15 ft. screened lanai overlooks a private
garden area and is so close to the Gulf that you can hear the
surf! Other amenities include an all-white gourmet kitchen with
pantry and new dishwasher, gorgeous plantation shutters on
most windows, skylights, walk-in closets and a double carport
plus double-car garage. Priced at $299,900.
Visit our Web site at www.betsyhills.com


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

OPPORTUNITIES: HONEST, DEPENDABLE, ener-
getic people. Waitress, breakfast daily; cleaning, bed
and breakfast and motel; laundry. Call 778-6335.

SERVERS, COCKTAIL servers, great money! Also,
line cooks, bussers, food runners. Will train. Bucca-
neer, 383-5565.

HOUSEKEEPER: Anna Maria homeowner looking
for reliable honest individual to clean one day every
week. 779-9737.

DOG SITTER. Retired individual to stay on premises
24-hours a day, periodically to care for two small
dogs. Fenced yard, so minimal care, Anna Maria,
779-9810.

DOMINO'S PIZZA, part-time customer service
position available. Answer phones and learn to
make pizzas. Apply in person 5600 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.



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

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

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

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


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SERVES ontnuedSERICESConinue HOM IMROVEENTContnue


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.


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

COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your
computer misbehaving? Certified computer service
and private lessons. Special $10/hour. Free advice.
545-7508.

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

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

, tYAL MAID SERVICE Licensed, bonded, insured,
free estimates. Gift certificate available. 727-9337.

CHAMBERLAIN PROFESSIONAL CLEANING. Residen-
tial, condos. E experienced, affordable, dependable, hon-
est. Local references. Call 750-4772, leave message.

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT If you're not totally
satisfiea'with your rental income, call Bruce Skorupa.
Property Manager. T. Dolly Young Real Estate, 941-
778-0807.


COMPUTER HELP, internet lessons, in-home in-
struction, purchasing consultation, web site design.
Call Ryan at 794-6361.



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

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

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

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

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



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

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



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


The Islander
Don't leave the Island
without us.
941-778-7978.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


YOUR HOMETOWN REALTOR SINCE 1939


WWAGNEQ QEALTY
Email: info@wagnerrealty.com www.wagnerrealty.com
2217 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, Florida 34217
778-2246 800-211-2323


BILL BOWMAN


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RON CORNETTE





WENDY GAUDIOSO





JANE GROSSMAN


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YVONNE HIGGINS





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JEANNE LITTLE
JEANNE LITTLE


HOMES
Mobile home in Ellenton close to outlet mall. Appli-
ances, furnishings like new. MLS#73832. $59,000.
Call Harold Small 778-2246.
Key West-Style Home near Gulf and bay. Fabulous
home with every luxury including elevator!
MLS#71614. Ron Cornette or Jane Grossman 778-
2246. $439,500.
CONDOS
Coquina Moorings condo with great Gulf & bay
views. Dockage, heated pool, across from beach!
$345,000. MLS#71834. Call Dave Moynihan 778-2246.
Summer Sands Bayfront with enclosed lanai over-
looking the bay. Covered parking, elevator.
MLS#71057. $269,500. Call Dave Moynihan 778-2246.
Summer Sands Gulffront two bedrooms in secured
elevator building with covered parking and full Gulf
views! $329,900. Call Bill Bowman 778-2246.
DUPLEXES
Brand new duplex with ceramic tile, carpet, wall
coverings, laundry rooms, French doors. $299,900.
MKS#72224. Call Jane Grossman 778-2246.
West side.duplex on 80th near Cortez. Totally reno-
vated. Screen porches, close to beach. $159,900.
MLS#71083. Call Jane Grossman at 778-2246.
Gulf Drive duplex with covered parking, screen
lanai with heated spa! Never rented! MLS#73467.
$259,500. Call Ron Cornette at 778-2246.

VACATION RENTALS
Cottages and condos still available for this year.
Weekend getaways or longer stays on the beach.
Call Barbara Mayo or Jeanne Little at 778-2246.


HAROLD SMALL





NICOLE SKAGGS





SHERYL SIEBERT





DAVE MOYNIHAN





ANNE MILLER





BARBARA MAYO




JERRY MARTINEK
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Paradise Improvements 778-4173
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25 Yrs Experience Cell 650-7871 Eves 778-9506



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


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


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

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

CARL V. JOHNSON JR., contractor. New homes, ad-
ditions, renovations, quality work, free estimates. Fair
prices, license # RR0066450. Phone 941-795-1947.


VACATION RENTALS: 2BR apartments across form
beautiful beach, $350 per week. Fall and spring dates
available. Almost Beach Apartments, 778-2374.

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
family. No smoking/pets. $3,000/month. 798-2000.

1BR/1BA WESTBAY COVE. Turnkey, shopping,
beach, heated pool and tennis. February, March and
April. Old Florida Realty, 778-3377.

SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA. Newly decorated on
Intracoastal. Dock, washer/dryer. No smoking, pets
on approval. From $1,400/month. 794-5980,
www.divefish.com/islandhouse.htm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED canalfront home. 3BR/
2BA, 524 75th St., Holmes Beach. Bring your jet ski.
Deep water with dock and views of bay. Short walk
to beach. Summer rates. $500/weekly, $1,500/
monthly. Call 920-1558/778-2464 eves.

BRADENTON BEACH large annual 2BR/2BA, car-
port, storage shed, W/D hook-up, glimpse of Gulf.
$775/month. 941-625-2889.

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.

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.
504-6009, 746-5597.

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

OFF SEASON RENTALS opening up now! 1BR,
2BR, 3BR, completely furnished, ready to move into.
For more information, phone 720-2242.

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

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

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.

Don't get buggedl Rescreening of:
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Ken Marshall 722-8855 Cell:720-8829

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


ISLAND LUMBER
A HARDWARE
213 54th St., Holmes Beach 778-3082
OPEN: MONDAY thru FRIDAY 7:30 to 5 SATURDAY 8 to 19


I Isla it custom Tops
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Dave Spicer 778-2010


RICK BOYCE CONSTRUCTION
From the smallest repairs to major overhaul ...
I do it all and you SAVE.
778-5075 798-0078 PAGER
20-years Island experience Insured Lic.# CGC038546


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ANNUAL ONLY 2BR/1BA directly on Gulf in
Bradenton Beach. $1,000/month, assurity/security
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.

FURNISHED 1BR duplex in Holmes Beach. Updated,
tile floors. Available by week or month. 778-0176.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA, remodeled duplex. New appli-
ances, west side Gulf Drive, steps to beach. $825/
month, 779-0686. after Saturday (616) 748-9774.

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.

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,
$825/month. 387-0776.

LARGE 2BR/2BA CONDO on water with deep-water
dock. Pools, tennis, spa. $1,400/month. Please call
792-3556.. No smokers.

ANNUAL RENTAL 1BR/1BA Bradenton Beach. One
block to beach/bay. 203 Second St. N., #3, $625/
month, $625 deposit. 813 258-2411, available May 1.

BRADENTON BEACH ANNUAL 2BR/1BA, newly
remodeled, washer/dryer. Available May 1. Steps to
beach, no pets. 757-253-2382 or 757-220-3544.
First, last, security.

VACArOt~JRENTALS 2BR apartments across from
t-.r-silitj beach. $350 per week. Summer dates still
available. Almost Beach Apartments 778-2374.

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

HOLMES BEACH 1 R/1BA close to beach. First,
last, security, no pets. $650/month. 778-1511.

ANNUALS 2BR/2BA, 1,400 sq.ft., garage, $1,200/
month: 2BR/2BA, 1,200 sq.ft., $1,000/month; 2BR/
2BA with dock, $900/month; 1BR/1BA, $800; 4BR/
3BA, pool, garage, boat dock, $2,100/month; 2BR/
1BA, $975/month. T. Dolly Young Real Estate, 778-
0807 or 795-0303.

SUMMER IN VERMONT! Leave your airconditioning
behind when you come to this great resort area in the
mountains of southern Vermont. Terrific amenities
including indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts,
community center and more! 2BR/2BA condos for
rent from $1,500 per month. Call toll-free: 866-464-
2366 or email: skihome@sover.net


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

VIEW GULF from deck: 2BR/1.5BA townhouse
apartment. Steps to beach, laundry hook-up, air con-
ditioned, dishwasher. First, last, deposit, $775/month.
779-1586

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA WATERFRONT. Seaside Gar-
dens villa, furnished. Available June 1, $800/month.
Fantastic view. Call Captain Steve, 545-7969 or
slloydevans@cs.com.

ANNUAL DUPLEX 1BR/1BA, clean, spacious, ideal
for single. Two blocks to beach, $500/month plus
$500 security deposit. 2110 Avenue B, Bradennton
Beach. 778-6387.

COMPLETELY RENOVATED 1 BR/1 BA beach-style
apartment. Steps to beach. $500/month. 778-6690.

SPRING SPECIAL 1BR/2BA, furnished, steps from
beach, Anna Maria Island. Pets are welcome.
$350/week; $1,250/month. Call Gulf Drive Apart-
ment, 778-1098.

SUN PLAZA WEST on beach. Seasonal 2BR/2BA,
nicely furnished, washer/dryer, elevator, parking
garage. After May 2. Owner 778-3231.

ANNUAL ANNA MARIA unfurnished, ground level,
2BR/1BA, washer/dryer, screened porch on canal,
carport, non-smoker, $900/month plus security. Call
778-7999.

ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1BA, unfurnished,
elevated duplex, $785; also 1 BR/1 BA furnished, six-
month rental, both steps to beach. 924-5199 or 941-
410-4466 (cell).

WATERFRONT ANNA MARIA unfurnished annual or
monthly. Dock, tropical landscape, vaulted cedar in-
terior. Large open plan, elevated Key West-style.
$1,400/month. 794-5980. www.divefish.com

2BR/1BA TURNKEY ready. Washer/dryer, two
blocks to beach. Semi annual $875/month plus
utilities. Monthly rates available, 779-2393, avail-
able now.

SEMI ANNUAL STUDIO bungalow. Washer/dryer,
turnkey ready, one block to beach. $500 plus utilities.
Monthly rates available. 779-2393. Available May 1.


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

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.

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


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

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

CONDO OFFICE for sale. $40,000. 779-9761.

BRADENTON BEACH five units, four 1 BR/1 BA and
one 2BR/1BA cottage with wood floors. Renovated,
very cute, great area. 203 Second St. N./106 Church
St. $399,000, owner financed with 20 percent down.
(813) 223-9193.

SANDPIPER MOBILE HOME, #411, completely
refurbished, immediate occupancy. $13,500. Info:
756-6096.

BEAUTIFULLY REMODELED 2BR/2BA house on
canal in Holmes Beach. 761-9119.


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Karen M. Johnson
Realtor/GRI
5503 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach
Direct 941-778-0176
Office 778-7777


TOTALLY REMODELED! Close to beach! 3BR home
with 1BR apartment. Vaulted ceilings, ceramic tile, 20
by 16 family room, Corian, paver-brick drive, lush land-
scaping! $339,900.
CUSTOM HOME, POOL, CANAL. Built in 1999, this
2,600 sq.ft. home has all the bells and whistles! Ther-
mal windows, dramatic pool and spa, porcelain-tile
floors, four-car garage, open floor plan! $679,900.
ISLAND WATERFRONT INVESTMENT $695,000.
Fourplex on Anna Maria Island. Each unit has 2BR/
2BA with private balconies. Great views of the Gulf
and bay: Docks on the Intracoastal side. A must see!
One of the cleanest units on the Island!


DIRECT BAYFRONT CONDO Best view on Island.
2BR/2.5BA end unit. Many upgrades, heated pool/
spa, covered parking. $299,900. 778-1223.

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

PERICO BAY CONDO Beautiful water views overlook-
ing Spoonbill Bay from this first floor, 2BR/2BA condo,
most furnishings included at $143,500. Call Tom
Nelson, Realtor, Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.

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


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BEARS This home is walking distance to Manatee High
School. Large backyard, partially fenced, room for a pool.
Storage room can also be a small workshop. Being sold
"As Is." $94.000. MLS#74631. Rose Schnoerr 778-2261.


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PERICO BAY CLUB 3BR/2BA condo has direct bay view.
Lots of privacy in this end unit. Glassed lanai with A/C vents
plus screened in second porch. Carpet, tile, mirrors and spa
tub. $299,900. Rose Schnoerr 778-2261. MLS#73319.


Carol M. Tucker
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Piroska Kallay
Budapest. Hungary


SUMMER SANDS Large 2BR/2BA unit on bayside
overlooking pool area and Intracoatal waterway. Eat-in
kitchen, luxurious living/dining room and huge master
suite. $337,000. MLS#74586. Bobye Chasey 778-2261.
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WESTBAY COVE SOUTH. Upstairs end-unit.
Panoramic view of Intracoastal, where Anna Maria
meets Sarasota Bay. Pool, tennis courts.
$245,000. Bobye Chasey, 778-2261. MLS#73159


RENTAL LISTINGS NEEDED

1 or 2BR furnished units needed north
or south of the river. I have tenants for
four to eight months, off season rentals.

Barbara Parrish 778-9611
or toll free 1-877-651-0123.


MEADOWCROFT Furnished 1BR/1BA villa with car-
port. 55+ community with clubhouse, pool, tennis courts.
Close to beaches, shopping, golf and all med. facilities.
$49,900. MLS#74530. Tom and Kitty Frost 778-2261.









PALMA SOLA AREA Charming country home with city
location westside on cul-de-sac street. Split-level great-room
plan has one bedroom on first level, tiled kitchen and baths.
$157,900. Susan Hollywood, 778-2261. MLS#73090


WOW! Seller gives $500 credit towards closing for
carpet/tile! 2BR, land owned, turnkey furnished,
any age, small pets ok. Low monthly fees. $27,000.
Laura McGeary, 778-2261. MLS#72591


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PALMA SOLA HEIGHTS Northwest pool home with big
yard and fresh paint inside. Fireplace in big family room
plus formal living room. No deed restrictions. Bring your
boat. $145,900. Doug Newcomer 778-2261. MLS#73984


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