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Creation Date: May 2, 2001

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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: May 2, 2001

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

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Skimming the news ... Huge sailfish caught just offshore in Gulf... see page 21.


Anna Maria


Islander


ccenic designation, inside.


"The Best


News on Anna Maria Island"


ISLANDER


Turn out the lights, honey and honk if you love turtles
SAnna Maria Turtle Watch volunteers gathered at the west end of the mainland bridges on Manatee
Avenue and Cortez Road armed with signs to alert everyone that season turtle season officially
began May 1. Ordinances in all Island cities require beachfront properties to douse or shield lights after
dark to protect the mother loggerheads coming ashore to nest and the resulting hatchlings making their
way to the Gulf Turtle season runs from MCay 1 to Oct. 31. For more information on how you can help
the Island's rurtle conservation efforts, please look inside. The Islander newspaper sponsored the event
by providing signage. Islander Photo: Bonner Futch


Island Middle School hits


Holmes Beach zoning snag


By Diana Bogan
,- Islander Reporter
The ink on the lease for Loggerhead Junction,
the planned site for the Island Middle School. barely
had time to dry before the charter school committee
hit a snag. The property is apparently not zoned
properly for use as a middle school.
According to Bill Saunders, assistant superinten-
dent of public, works in Holmes Beach, Loggerhead
Junction is zoned as a C-I property, which includes
professional services such as doctor, lawyer and real
estate offices. Oddly enough, the code book shows
that a daycare or preschool would be allowed to op-
erate in a C-I zone.
Schools fall under the PSP-1 zone and, accord-
ing to Saunders, there are areas on the Island zoned
for schools. Churches fall under the same zoning re-
quirements.
The lease has been signed already and a deposit
has been paid.
"It's a little glitch but we're hoping to find an
easy solution," said Dean Holmstrom, a member of
the charter school committee. "The property owner
is willing to work with us and we haven't gotten any
negative feedback from city hall. It seems to me that
everyone involved is willing to work this out."
According to Holmstrom, the school only needs to
use one of the buildings on the property. "We are not
kicking anyone out. We want to use the building that


has been vacant and even if we needed to expand we
have plenty of room with that one building."
Saunders said that in order to move ahead with
the school the committee needs to convince the city
commission that the middle school should be treated
like a preschool and be given a special exception.
"Without a special exception, they would have
to get a zoning change," said Saunders. "That could
be time-consuming."
A charter school is a public school run by a non-
profit corporation under contract with a sponsor, in
this case, the local school board.
The Island Middle School was unanimously ap-
proved by the Manatee County School Board in
April.
The middle school is scheduled to open with its
first class of sixth- and seventh-graders in the fall of
2001. The committee has been reviewing applica-
tions for an executive director as well as teaching
and administrative staff.
Public meetings regarding the middle school are
held at 6 p.m. every Tuesday in the gym of the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria City.
Chuck Webb, an attorney and member of the
charter school committee, is currently researching
the committee's options for resolving the zoning is-
sue, although a proposal has not yet been submitted
to Holmes Beach city commissioners.


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Volume 9, no. 25, May 2, 2001 FREE



Sea turtle


nesting season


is under way
By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
The sea turtle nesting season has begun, and
mother turtles may be expected any night now to start
doing their thing.
May 1 is the date set arbitrarily by humans for
marine turtle egg-laying time, and the turtles observe
it or ignore it as they
wish. But it's a fairly
reliable indicator,
said Suzi Fox, who
holds the state ma-
rine turtle preserva-
tion permit for Anna
Maria Island.
Most familiar on
Anna Maria's beaches are loggerhead turtles, a feder-
ally protected, endangered species.
Some years the first mother loggerhead turtle
comes ashore in early April, other years she's far into
May. It depends on the temperature of the sand, which
she seems to figure out from the water temperature.
Eighty degrees in the Gulf seems to be the magic
warmth.
A mother turtle digs a hole in the sand two feet
deep, lays an average 100 eggs that look like ping pong
balls, then covers them and lets the sun and sand incu-
bate them. She leaves a trail in the sand roughly the
shape of a giant zipper on her trek from the Gulf and
on return.
The significance of the Island in the turtle world is
evident in statistics: More than 200 mother turtles
nested here last year, laying some 20,000 eggs that re-
sulted in 12,000 or so hatchlings that survived to go
home to the Gulf of Mexico.
There are definite rules, easy enough to follow, in
encounters between people, turtles and turtle nests.
PLEASE SEE TURTLE, NEXT PAGE



Iappenings

Art and a prayer

Thursday, Friday
World Prayer Day will be observed Thurs-
day outside Holmes Beach City Hall with All
Island Denominations the sponsor. The service
begins at 10 a.m.
On Friday, the arts will flourish with open-
ings at two galleries. The Art League is host to
the seventh annual Manatee High School art
exhibit beginning at 5:30 p.m. with a public
reception. Gallery West will open "The Lure of
Color" with works by local and regional artists.
On Sunday, you're invited to drum, dance
or simply enjoy the weekly meeting of the
drumming circle at Manatee Beach 30 minutes
prior to sunset.
More inside ...


- I I Ir"lll Ir





PAGE 2 N MAY 2, 2001 0 THE ISLANDER


Scenic highway signage


unveiled in Bradenton Beach


By Paul Roat
Signs designating Gulf Drive in Bradenton Beach
as a Florida Scenic Highway were unveiled last week.
"This has been a two-year trek for Bradenton
Beach," said City Commissioner John Chappie of the
state designation. "With our beautiful beach, Leffis
Key park and historic Bridge Street this is why we
all fell in love with Bradenton Beach and why we want
to protect our quality of life. The scenic highway des-
ignation will help us enhance and protect our old-
Florida look."
Manatee County Commissioner Jane von Hahmann

Turtle season starts on Island
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Violations can bring jail time and fines in the thousands
of dollars.
Many of the rules have to do with lights.
Hatchlings emerge at night and instinctively head for
lights, in nature the sparkle of the Gulf. Manmade
lights are often stronger and thus distracting, so baby
turtles head upland to their death.
So keep lights of any kind or any brightness from
shining toward the beach visible from the beach
from May 1 through October.
Other rules:
If you see a nesting turtle, stay quiet and keep
your distance.
Close drapes on windows facing the water after
dark.
Remove beach furniture from the beach.
Fill in holes in the sand that may entrap
hatchlings.
Put trash where it belongs, out of hatchlings' path.
Don't approach turtles of any size.
If you see anyone disturbing a turtle or a nest, or
find a dead or injured turtle, call Turtle Watch at 778-
5638 or contact them by pager at 506-6565.


agreed with Chappie. Before about 40 people at a cer-
emony Thursday, she pledged her support to the project.
"This designation is an incredible asset for
Bradenton Beach and Manatee County," she said. "We
want to help you partner with the county on this project.
You have created an awesome vision. I'm very proud
of this community. Where else can you drive and see
the water? You are so blessed."
Gulf Drive in Bradenton Beach is one of only four
highways in the state to receive the scenic highway des-
ignation since the Florida Department of Transporta-
tion began the program in 1996. The other three Florida
Scenic Highways are the Tamiami Trail Scenic High-
way, the Pensacola Bluffs Scenic Highway and the
Indian River Lagoon Scenic Highway.
"Scenic highway designation yields a number of
benefits," said DOT Secretary Thomas Barry in a writ-
ten statement, "including community recognition and
civic pride, integration of programs and funding re-
sources, resource protection, economic development
and increased tourism.
"Scenic highways designated by states are eligible
to apply for National Scenic Byway or All-American
Road status through the Federal Highway Administra-
tion," Barry added. "I congratulate the groups and vol-
unteers for their determination to showcase the out-
standing resources along this roadway."
A group of business people, residents and officials
from a wide segment of government have been meet-
ing for more than two years toward achieving the sce-
nic designation. The Bradenton Beach Citizens Advo-
cacy Group has developed a "vision statement" as part
of its efforts. It reads:
"The Bradenton Beach Scenic Highway is a beau-
tifully greenscaped, pedestrian friendly, waterfront
highway corridor where residents and visitors can
safely walk and bike. The outstanding beaches, picnic
areas, boat ramps, parking and scenic vistas along the
highway provide pleasant places for residents and visi-


Unwrapped
Volunteers and officials were in Bradenton Beach
for the unveiling of the scenic highway signs along.
Gulf Drive. Islander Photo: Paul Roat

tors to interact with the natural environment and the
Island community.
"The Bradenton Beach area provides unique, fam-
ily-oriented restaurants and locally owned lodging. The
Island community located along the scenic corridor
provides both environmental and historic educational
opportunities that have maintained the 'Old Florida'
ambiance of both the architectural and natural flavor.
The carefully planned Bradenton Beach Scenic High-
way was developed and constructed through the coop-
eration and creative efforts of the community corridor
advocacy group, public agencies and private partner-
ships."
The Bradenton Beach City Commission, in coor-
dination with Susan King of DOT, is now applying for
a grant to further develop a plan for the highway. That
plan is expected to include highway lighting, landscap-
ing, sidewalks, bike paths and informational kiosks.
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THE ISLANDER 0 MAY 2, 2001 E PAGE 3


Anna Maria commission meets


with relative harmony


SBy Laurie Krosney
:. slander Reporter
'-The news fromithe April 26 Anna Maria city meet-
ing is that everyone was calm and civil.
In a'.city where meetings are often marked with
dissension and personal attacks, commissioners and
residents alike were able to get through an entire meet-
ing with almost no spikes of tension.
Commissioners voted unanimously to pay John's
Tree Service the $6,300 owed for tree work the com-
pany performed earlier this year.::
Controversy had swirled over the payment of the
bill with some commissioners an a resident saying
that because the company submitid a series of bills
rather than one complete invoice; tiere was an attempt
to circumvent the $2,500 cap on spending without
commission approval.
Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh asked the commission
for approval to include the city in plans for an All-Is-
land Emergency Operations Center in case of disaster.
The commission unanimously voted to go along with
the other two Island cities in planning for a hurricane
or other emergency.
There was a first reading of an ordinance that es-
tablishes higher parking fines and sets the stage to hire
an outside agency to collect past unpaid fines.
There was also a first reading of an ordinance that
changes and standardizes the way citizens receive no-
tice of zoning changes and requests for variances.
Commissioners asked City Attorney Jim Dye to
draft a change to the wording of the proposed ordinance
so that people within 500 feet of a property for which
a variance is being requested will be sent notice of the
hearing by mail 21 days before the hearing date. The
proposed changes will be incorporated in the ordinance
prior to the second reading.
The commission voted to return the request by the
heirs of a property on Elm Street back to the planning
and zoning board for further hearing because there
,have been significant changes in the.request from what


the board heard at an earlier meeting. The commission
has stated it does not wish to hear requests that are sub-
stantially changed from what the planning and zoning
board heard.
Commissioners voted to authorize Commissioner
John Michaels to collect suggestions from residents.
and property owners about capital improvements by
May 4 and to have a special meeting May 8 to discuss
the matter.
There was some discussion of who is supposed to
appoint members of outside boards and committees.
Commissioner Linda Cramer said she was confused
about that.
"Our charter says, 'the mayor shall, with the
commission's approval, make assignments or appoint-
ments to outside boards and committees."'
Cramer said she read that to mean that the mayor
was to name committee members, but she was con-
cerned because Commissioner Jay Hill appointed all
the members to the Administrative Procedures Com-
mittee.
"I thought we authorized him to chair the committee
and we would all make suggestions to the mayor about
who we wanted to serve on Hill's committee," Cramer
said. "But he named the committee himself and started
meeting without coming back to the commission."
Hill said it was his understanding that the commis-
sion authorized him to name and convene a committee
to study and come up with recommendations for a
policy for the day-to-day operations of the city, and
that's what he did.
Deffenbaugh said, "I have no problem with your
committee, but when you take it upon yourself to name
the members, you make it a closed circle. None of the
rest of us have the opportunity to appoint any mem-
bers."
Resident Ellen Trudelle said she could tell com-
missioners exactly how it was done. "In the past, the
mayor would suggest and the commission approve
appointments to committees.


Meetings

Anna Maria City
May 2, 1:30 p.m., administrative code committee
meeting.
May 8, 7 p.m., special city commission meeting.
May 10, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
May 3, 7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda: reso-
lution to set date and time for street vacation request for
2508 Gulf Drive, commission discussion on building
official resignation, commission discussion on interim
action of building department, public hearing on spe-
cial parking exception for 101 First St. N., public hear-
ing on special parking exception at 2409 Avenue A,
request to attend code enforcement class for Cha
Conarroe, commission and liaison reports and public
comment.
May 8, 1 p.m., scenic highway committee meeting.
May 10, 1 p.m., commission and department head
meeting to discuss planning department.
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.
May 9, 1 p.m., planning commission meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

"He or she would get names and then with the ap-
proval of the commission, name the committee. It was
plain and simple," Trudelle said.
City Attorney Jim Dye said he thought it was clear
that the mayor was given the power to appoint the
members of committees.
"What is not clear," Dye said, "is what exactly an
outside committee is."
There was no action taken and the matter was
dropped.


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PAGE 4 0 MAY 2, 2001 E THE ISLANDER


Island trolley project OK'd by county commission


Manatee County commissioners unanimously ap-
proved a rubber-tire trolley system for Anna Maria Is-
land. The project, which will cost about $3.7 million to
operate for three years, should begin rolling at least in
part this summer.
The trolley system, when fully under way, will op-
erate seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. It will
be free of charge at least for the beginning stages, per-
haps longer. The project will start in August with one
Island trolley, although five trolleys will eventually be
dedicated to the Island to provide full service, hope-

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Cortez cleanup 4 t
Cortez native Allen Garner clears
brush with a chainsaw while Ken
Green of Green's Tree Landscape
Maintenance shreds it with a chip-
per. Garner, Green, Bob and Chris
Landry along with a volunteer from
The Islander newspaper spent April
28 on the initial cleanup of 95
waterfront acres the Florida Insti- ..
tute for Saltwater Heritage in
Cortez is buying from Louise ,
Schewe. FISH hopes to turn the land -.' '
into a preserve and the Saturday
cleanup crew cleared a portion of
an old path that runs through the
property. Another larger cleanup
will be organized in the fall, Garner
said. Islander Photo: David Futch








Anna Maria City
By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
Keeping the jobs of public works director and
building official separate is something that Anna Maria
city commissioners.have decided is in the best interest
of the city.
At a special commission meeting April 24, there
was discussion about combining the two jobs and hav-
ing Building Official Bob Welch fill both slots.
In a May 30 memo, Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh sug-
gested offering the combined position to Welch, but
Welch said he wouldn't be comfortable taking the job
without a discussion by the entire commission.
After a discussion of problems that arose in the past
when the two positions were combined, the commis-
sion decided to. keep the jobs separate.
The puli"ic works job has been vacant since the
resignatioC n Anrne Beck, who abruptly left for health
reasons.
After commissioners agreed they needed two indi-
viduals filling the two jobs, they hit a snag when they
heard there is no official job description for the public
works director.



County adopts Cortez
By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Cortez residents want their tiny fishing village to
stay the same as it's always been.
On Tuesday, the Manatee County Board of Com-
missioners decided that's the best thing that could hap-
pen and passed a resolution supporting a vision of what
Cortez will be 50 years from now.
Janet Hoffman, coordinator for the Cortez Water-
fronts Florida Program, said a survey of Cortezians in-
dicates they want Cortez to remain a working commer-
cial fishing village.
"We learned that many people are concerned about
preserving the character of Cortez and its working wa-
terfront," Hoffman said. "Like many people in Florida,
people who live in Cortez don't want the waterfront to
become a tourist attraction or a wall of pink homes that
shut off the waterfront.


fully by January.
The route will be from the Anna Maria City Pier to
Coquina Beach with what transit officials call a 20-
minute "headway"- riders will have to wait only 20
minutes at most for a trolley to pick them up. There will
also be transfer points with a regular bus to carry pas-
sengers to the mainland via either Manatee Avenue or
Cortez, perhaps both routes.
The trolley system will replace transit buses only
on the Island.
Trolleys will be funded through state and county


sources.
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-conditioned compartment will be padded. There
will also be a wheelchair lift, storage facilities for cool-
ers and beach chairs and a bike mount.


decides to keep key jobs separate


Resident Edward Rost asked what had happened to
the job descriptions written by Vice Mayor Tom
Skoloda.
Commissioner Jay Hill said those descriptions
were never acted upon. He went on to say his Admin-
istrative Procedures Committee is getting ready to
come back to the commission with some recommenda-
tions.
Formal job descriptions will be among the recom-
mendations the committee makes, Hill told commis-
sioners.
Since there is currently no formal job description
for the public works director, Hill said he will work up
a possible description before the next meeting.
One thing Hill said he wanted was to have the new
public works director certified as a building official.
Commissioner John Michaels asked for input from
resident Chuck White, who has many years of experi-
ence in the field.
White responded with a letter that he wrote that
evening in which he agreed that having two separate
positions was a good idea.
"Public works and the building department are, by



vision plan resolution
"If we lose the waterfront, we lose the essence of
Cortez."
The Cortez Vision Plan, as supported by the county
commission, eventually would create design standards
for the 110-year-old fishing community.
It calls for streamlining variance procedures to
make it easier to rebuild or add on to older Florida
homes that dot the village landscape.
Commissioner Jane von Hahmann, who represents
Cortez, said the people whose families have lived there
for 100 years are adamant about fighting change.
Commission Chairman Joe McClash said the
Cortez Vision Plan could be the start of something big
for the entire county.
"This is a small piece of the puzzle of what we
want to do countywide," McClash said. "Maybe this
could be the beginning of what we can do to preserve
places like this throughout the county."


definition, different breeds of cats," White wrote.
"The building official, more than any other single
person, is the guard at the gate as regards health and
public safety in our city."
White said, "Public works, by historical precedent
anywhere in our nation, concerns the day-to-day opera-
tions and maintenance of city equipment and infra-
structure. The individual who has the responsibility for
this needs, as a minimum, a high mechanical aptitude,
an understanding of a multitude of construction disci-
plines, and ability to make 'make-or-buy' decisions as
regards repairing or replacing city equipment."
He went on to say the director should be able to
communicate "status, progress, needs and goals to the
commission and set standards of workmanship for the
employees." .*
White disagreed with Hill about the need for the
public works director to be certified as a building of-
ficial.
"To find the above suggested person and to expect
that person to also have building official certification,
or to be working toward certification, defies credibil-
ity. An individual with certification as a building offi-
cial will want appropriate compensation for having the
certification and in my opinion will not happily go out
and mow street edges or shovel sand out of drain
pipes," White wrote in his memo.
He also cited the potential for conflict that could
develop between two certified employees. "There
can only be second guessing between employees,
and ultimately, hard feelings are likely to prevail
with the resultant loss of one or both of the employ-
ees."
The annual salary for the building official is
$44,000. The salary for the former public works direc-
tor was $33,600.
The commission did vote to give Welch an addi-
tional $125 a week until a public works director is
hired, since he is performing both jobs in the interim.
The commission has not authorized City Clerk
Alice Baird to begin advertising for the $33,600 posi-
tion, as there is no job description.
She said as soon as she knows what qualifications
the city wants from its public works director, she will
begin advertising the position.






THE ISLANDER N MAY 2, 2001 E PAGE 5


Height restrictions considered countywide, input needed


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Making good on a promise to limit future devel-
opment of high-rises, Manatee County Commission
Chair Joe McClash brought his proposal before the
Board of Commissioners last week.
The board voted 3-3 at the first public reading to
amend height restrictions for buildings in the unin-
corporated areas of the county.
The proposal adds restrictions to the height re-
quirements for planned development residential zon-
ing districts.
Currently the maximum height of a building in
the PDR district is not specified. The height is deter-
mined after a review of the nature of the surround-
ing land use to determine adverse impacts and com-
patibility.
The proposed amendment adds a height limit of
35 feet in the PDR district, which is the current
height limit in standard residential districts.
Staff proposed three alternative ways to ap-
proach the increasing height limits. These range
from the most prescriptive to a simple declaration


the residential height will be subject to a particular
scrutiny when it exceeds 35 feet.
Jane von Hahmann, the Island's representative
on the BCC, is looking for support on the proposal.
She said the only people who came forward to speak
at the previous meeting were in favor of protecting
the developers' interests.
"All spoke against height restriction with the ex-
ception of Nick.Baden, who recently appeared be-
fore the Bradenton City Council during Arvida's
approval for Perico Island and stated, 'Sure I won't
be able to see those 10-story buildings, if you put a
board in front of my face,'" Von Hahmann said. "I
know, or hope I know the community at large would
support this ordinance, but it's frustrating when no
one else is speaking out in support of a very impor-
tant issue. When I ran for office, people said they
wanted me to keep them informed and to let them
know when I needed help. I need your help now."
Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh of Anna Maria City
said this isn't an issue that affects the Island since
the Island cities are controlled by their own building
ordinances. On the other hand, the City of Anna


Maria did join a lawsuit to stop the Perico high-rise
development planned by Arvida.
County planning commissioners were opposed to
the amendment, saying the proposal is too restrictive.
Also, it doesn't address location and flooding issues,
thus the amendment is merely a "good beginning."
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore agrees
that this amendment is a starting point for discus-
sion. "I don't support a blanket height restriction. I
do support restrictions in areas where it makes sense,
for example, the shoreline. I think we need to come
together to decide where it makes sense to have re-
strictions."
SThe final public hearing on the proposal will be
held on May 15.
Von Hahmann said, "It does look sort of bad
when we as a commission are trying to do something
we feel the community wants and no one is there to
say they want it.
"I feel I could use some back-up here, whether
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Anna Maria City commissioners seeking input on big projects


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria city commissioners want to know what
big projects the residents think should be tackled next.
Commissioner John Michaels is seeking input for
a list of capital improvements the city should undertake
in the next several years.
"Capital improvements are projects or purchasing
decisions that are big in scale or high in cost," Michaels
said.
Michaels asked citizens to write out their sugges-
tions and drop them off at city hall sometime before
May 4, prior to a special commission meeting May 8
to discuss the recommendations.


"This is something we need to do before our bud-
geting process so we know where we want to go,"
Michaels said.
Michaels said he thinks the process should be done
in four steps. "First, we should get a list of what we
think needs to be done. Second, we need to put that list
in order of priority. Third, we should take a look at
what the projects will cost, and finally, we need to fig-
ure out where the money will come from."
He said that sequence of planning is basically what
is set up in the city's comprehensive plan.
"This will make it much easier for us to budget,"
Michaels said. "We can take the top two items, for
example, and plan to do those," Michaels said.


Budgeting needs to be specific, Michaels said. It
doesn't work well when there are generalities.
He said citizens will have the opportunity to speak
at the special meeting and then commissioners will be
given a list of the suggested projects to take home and
study.
"How we come up with a prioritized list is not defi-
nite yet," Michaels said. "What I envision is that each
commissioner will give each project a rating. We'll add
all the ratings together and come up with the prioritized
list that way."
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Opinion


Speak up now
It seems we've said it already, about six ways, 10
times, from the rooftop, since the 1970s, but here you
go again.
We believe the majority of Anna Maria Island resi-
dents are opposed to high-rise developments.
It came into focus first in the '70s when a devel-
oper took the Holmes Beach City Commission and city
residents by surprise with plans to build a six-story
condo on the beach, the Martinique.
Oops. Nothing prevented it. No ordinance existed
to stop developers from building up, and up, on Anna
Maria Island.
Sound familiar?
The scramble to limit height restrictions to around
35-37 feet in the three cities began in earnest, leaving
the Martinique to hold the distinction as the Island's
lone building of more than three stories.
If your memory reaches back that far, you might
recall how shamed some folks were to admit they lived
in the Martinique, certain to be labeled as "traitors" to
the Island lifestyle. New owners are virtually unaware
of their building's notorious past.
How will residents of Arvida's proposed 10-story
development on Perico Island be received on Anna
Maria Island? Perhaps reluctantly, although merchants
are sure to appreciate the influx of dollars. There's even
some talk among "locals" of a surcharge at Publix for
Arvida buyers. They go so far as to speculate on who
to give the money to.
Well, finally, someone wants to do something to
protect the remaining shoreline and they want our help.
Manatee County Commissioners .hJ MNcClash and
Jane von Hahmann want to hear yOLur opinions for
and against the current proposal to limit future
building height restrictions.
In order to see Island-compatible building along
the surrounding shoreline the remaining undevel-
oped waterfront in Manatee County whether on the
remainder of Perico, Cortez or elsewhere, we all need
to add our voice of support.
History isn't good enough.
For the record, from our Dec. 20 New Year's edito-
rial, "If wishes were kisses ... No further Perico develop-
ment and no further loss of Manatee County shoreline
(read: no additional waterfront development)."
Now, leap to your phone, computer or stationary
desk and send off your message.
Hopefully, it will be heard. Loud and clear.
And while you're writing and hoping, cross your
fingers the current development plan for Perico falls
through, as well as the already-on-the-table (exempt)
high-rise development north of the El Conquistador.


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:May 22001 Vol. 9, No. 25
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Easter gift: Parking ticket
It was a beautiful Easter Sunday to be shared with
family and friends. I had received good news the night
before my daughter who lives in Orlando was driving
over with my grandson to be with us at an Easter family
reunion at my brother-in-law's home in the City of Anna
Maria. Super!
The reunion got off to a great start and continued
throughout the day ... then came Officer B-74 [signature
on the ticket]. I really do not care to know his name. He,
unlike the Easter bunny, came to place a parking ticket on
the windshield of my daughter's car. What a friendly ges-
ture on his part, and on Easter Sunday, too.
The driveway was filled with cars and Bayfront Park
at the end of the street was packed with cars. It was a fam-
ily type holiday weekend. Well, my daughter parked in.
front of the house.
But, oh, my God! Two of the car's tires were actually
touching the road. My girl knew her uncle had an irriga-
tion system and feared driving all the way up on the lawn
might cause damage to the system. Makes sense to me.
However, along came our hero, B-74, limited on com-
mon sense and ready to uphold the city ordinance: No
parking in the streets of the City of Anna Maria! At all!
Anywhere! Any time!
By having this ordinance the city does not have to post
any "No Parking" signs. This was news to me and to sev-
eral residents of Anna Maria.
My nephew was outside when Officer B-74 was plac-
ing the ticket. B-74 did not even ask him to please have
someone move the car, he just took off in a flash. I guess
the local doughnut shop was about to close. Talk about
your 25-mph speed limit!
Monday morning I decided to go to Anna Maria City
Hall and let them know what had transpired and also to
recommend Officer B-74 for a public relations position
with the city. There were people in the office, I think one
or two of them might have been city commissioners.
Somebody blurted out, "But we're a friendly city," at
which point I almost lost it right there.
Anyone who follows the news should realize these


commissioners have long outlived their usefulness. Hon-,
estly, I do not know how the citizenry of Anna Maria puts
up with the nonsense that's foisted upon them.
But alas that's another story and I am growing weary
of this one ... So Happy Easter, Officer B-74, I hope you
and your family had a pleasant holiday.
Fred Haul, Holmes Beach
Thanks for 'Saving our house'
I was driving around North Port last week and could
see the devastating effects of the recent wild fires we have
been hearing so much about. Posted on o ous ~as a
small sign that read, "Thanks firefighters for saviwn- ur
house." Looking around the charred house and prop
you could see it was a close call, in fact, looking aro.
the neighborhood there were many close calls. .
Recently, West Manatee Fire & Rescue lost one of its
own while completing in-station repairs. Brian Reed was
a veteran firefighter who was just doing the job he has
always done for the past 12 years, helping other people.
Driving around the local fire district, I don't see many
signs about this tragedy; maybe it's best, as this is a pain-
ful time for the department "family" and the personal
families involved.
It is easy to take for granted that our firefighters,
EMTs and paramedics are always on the job; they are out
in the field completing proactive tasks, and also work in
their respective stations to keep the buildings operational.
This is in addition to the fact that these men and women
are ready 24 hours a day to come to our assistance. Many
of us don't recognize this service and sacrifice as we
should, and seldom are there signs saying "Thanks."
To the Reed family: Please be aware that many of us
are thankful for what Brian did during his career.
To West Manatee Fire & Rescue District citizens:
There are always times when a township must stand ready
to take care of its own. We must remember that Brian's
family may need our help now.
Please support the Brian Reed Memorial Fund with
a check in care of First National Bank & Trust, 5817
Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton FL 34209.
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Hands across the water
I say we make it official. From this point on Anna
Maria Island is an honorary member in good standing
of the British Isles. It only seems right. The citizenry
of those Isles is everywhere you look.
As a manager of the Beach House Restaurant, I can
unequivocally state that there are nights when at least a
third of the people in the restaurant hail from the U.K. Four
to five parties in a row.will come up to the front desk, and
bidding us a cheerful hello, with that indomitable style that
they all seem to be graced with, will offer additional evi-
dence that the British have most assuredly landed. (A sec-
ond only slightly less numerous influx of people from
Germany is often as equally noticeable.)
I asked one such smiling invader how she had
learned of the Beach House in particular and she
quickly replied, "My neighbor told me about it." I
asked where and she told me, "In Westminster." In
others words, dear Islanders, in case-you haven't fig-
ured this out by now, Anna Maria is not quite the well-
kept secret it once was.
Which being in the restaurant business is
perfectly OK with me. As well it should be with any-
one else on the Island. After all, our visitors from
across the pond are here for the same reason we are, to
enjoy the beauty of one of the wonders of America.
And I don't use the word "enjoy" lightly. While
most everyone is in an upbeat, jovial mood when
they're on vacation, these people are practically ooz-
ing good times. And if there is one thing that they are
most happy about, it is that big yellow ball in the sky.
The way I understand it. where they come from it's
not a sight one gets bored seeing. I have never had the
good fortune to visit Great Britain, but having listened


enough times to John Lennon bemoaning that he was
forced to "get his tan standing in the English rain," you
gain a bit of an understanding of what it feels like to be
suddenly bathed in glorious sunshine on a daily basis.
And while I'm on the subject of tans a brief
word of caution. Keep in mind that this is coming from
someone who also has the skin that only a thousand
years of living under a cloud can produce: Be careful.
The Florida sun is no joke. Not giving it the proper
respect is done at your peril.
As for the rest of Anna Maria, its treasures are
yours to discover without a care in the world. To men-
tion a few personal favorites: the serene beauty of Bean
Point, the breathtaking views from the city piers, the
fertile stillness of the estuary of Leffis Key and, of


THE ISLANDER 0 MAY 2, 2001 0 PAGE 7
course, the Gulf itself. Our very own crown jewel.
As is immediately evident, it is a body of water of
inspiring beauty and never-ending surprise. Although
I lovingly refer to it as the world's biggest swimming
pool, its benign nature is only part of its makeup. See-
ing it roar to life during a tropical disturbance is an
awesome sight. Waves which usually resemble a wake
from a passing boat are transformed into surging gray
torrents of raging power and intensity.
But soon enough the storm will pass, the skies will
clear and the waters will calm. And once again they
will beckon us all to revel in their myriad delights. An
experience made the richer by being able to share it
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You can expect to find Bret Vande Vrede at the
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Customers can count on service from the same
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Customers will also see a few changes at the
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PAGE 8 E MAY 2, 2001 0 THE ISLANDER


County, regional officials ponder water preservation


By Cathy Cuthbertson
Islander Correspondent
As the worst drought in the recorded history of
southwest Florida continues, water management offi-
cials are thirsty for solutions to protect the region's
water supply.
At an open house held Monday at a downtown
Bradenton fire station, staffers from the Southwest
Florida Water Management District received public
comment in an informal session on ways to preserve
and protect Manatee County's water supply. Residents
and businesses of Anna Maria Island purchase their
public water supply from the county.
"In general, one of the best things people can do
is focus on conservation," said B. Terry Johnson,
northern district planning manager for Swiftmud.
"For commercial and institutional uses, we're en-
couraging restaurants on the Island to use the table
tents that direct customers to ask for water only if
they want it. And in the hotels, guests need to be able
to indicate whether they want sheets and towels
laundered everyday. These are tried and true meth-
ods for water conservation."
According to Charlie Hunsicker, ecosystems ad-
ministrator for Manatee County, Anna Maria Island
uses about 2 million gallons.of water daily at this
time of year, with per capital use hovering around
140 gallons. Because Anna Maria is virtually built
out, demand for new supply is not a huge issue for
the Island.
"The only lack of services we really have out
there is lack of access to reclaimed water," said
Hunsicker. "I just don't see it ever happening due to
the distance from the resource. It would be too
costly..But watering on the Island does need to be
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tershed Management Plans for local municipalities and
local governments. Focusing on supply, quality, natu-
ral systems and flood protection, the recommendations
will be rolled into the Manatee County Integrated Plan,
and will serve as a blueprint to help local governments
make land and water-use planning decisions.
The final draft is due in midsummer and will be
prescriptive in nature rather than regulatory. While it
won't tell local governments or cities what water-man-
agement decisions they must make, the data and recom-
mendations will serve as strong guideposts.
The four-hour open house was attended by 37
people, including concerned citizens, environmental-
ists, and a scant few in favor of managed growth. Pro-
ponents of no-growth said the district should crack
down on home builders and developers.
"We have a water supply problem in this
county," said 69-year-old Norman Nelson, a self-
confessed citizen activist. "Why should we allow
more building and houses when we're in a drought?
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is this," said Nelson as he pulled a wad of bills and
money clip from his hip pocket. "This is all it takes.


The developers, builders and politicians a bunch
of liars are all in it together. Personally, I support
a moratorium."
Bradenton resident Jim Keenen told The Islander
that local governments and the water management dis-
trict should adopt concurrency rules. Concurrency
would require the availability of water and water infra-
structure before construction could commence. When
the state adopted its original growth management plan
in the 1980s, concurrency and administrative rulesthat
governed it were the heart of the plan itself.
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don't have any water?" asked Keenen, 67.
"Concurrency is the only thing that's going to give this
plan any teeth."
Citizens' recommendations to protect water sup-
plies ranged from aggressive removal of nusiance
plants such as Brazilian pepper to more protection from
stormwater runoff and keeping a watchful eye on wa-
ter contamination that might be spawned by offshore
oil drilling. Staffers from the district recorded the com-
ments on flip charts as citizens circulated among four
stations meeting with them and offering remarks and
observations at each stop.
Anyone who wants to register their input should
call Swiftmud at 800-423-1476.


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with illicit discharges into stormwater drains in the
community.
According to Superintendent of Public Works
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Holmes Beach passes issues to planning commission


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
At a recent work session in Holmes Beach, city com-
missioners passed several issues to the planning commis-
sion for review at its next meeting, tentatively scheduled
for May 9.
The largest project under review is Nick Easterling's
proposed development of the TideMark Lodge at the old
Pete Reynard's Restaurant and Captain's Marina property
on Marina Drive.
The site plan includes a main lodge surrounded by
elevated cottages, landscaping, pools, walking paths,
benches and boat dockage. The main lodge will have a
full-service, 120-seat restaurant, poolside dining, a spa-
cious lounge and guest suites.
The cottages will be sold as commercial condomini-
ums and will not be used as permanent residences. The
condominiums will be rented out to seasonal visitors when
not in use by the owners, similar to a timeshare resort.
The marina will offer docks for condominium own-
ers. for Island cruisers who want to dock for dinner at the
lodge and a charter fleet of local captains.
The site plan incorporates a mixed use of residential
and commercial zoned properties and some zoning
changes will be required if the project is to move forward.
Captain's Marina is zoned C-3 and the proposal asks for
a special exception under C-3 marina uses to provide lodg-
ing, creating what is referred to as a "Boat-tel." There are
also two parcels presently zoned R-l that may need to be
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that the vacant lot at 5356 Gulf Drive be changed from
commercial to residential zoning so that he can proceed
to develop a villa-style duplex.
Kimball says that since the adjacent properties are
currently used residentially, his request is reasonable and
sensible.
The third case handed over to the planning commis-
sion for review involves a request by Paulette Kilts to
teach music in her home. She told commissioners that re-
strictions in the home-occupation ordinance on vehicular
traffic have prevented her from obtaining a home-occu-
pation license.
Commissioners came to a consensus that traffic to and
from Kilts' home would be minimal and judging by the
overwhelming number of letters and e-mail, neighbors are
supportive of Kilts plans.
"Teaching music to kids is the classic home busi-
ness," said Chairman Roger Lutz. "I think moms dropping
off kids is OK."
The planning commission will look at the bigger pic-
ture to ensure that this type of activity can be allowed
under existing ordinances.
In other business, the Torres family has hired attorney
John Thomas of Thomas & Associates in St. Petersburg
to act as its spokesperson in order to have Second Avenue
restored to its October 2000 condition, as they maintain
would be in accordance with city code.
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Library exhibits during May
There will be three artistic exhibits during May
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statue to donate? How about your stack of pretty, but
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your garage!
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"garden relics," that is, something you have for garden-
ing and yard work that you no longer need.
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having the traditional "white elephant" booth, the park
will be recycling garden tools and items.
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ics to the Palma Sola Botanical Park, 9800 17th Ave.
N.W., Bradenton, from 8 to 11 a.m. May 5, or 3 to 6
p.m. May 11.
Proceeds benefit the operation of the park. For
more information, call Eileen Hoffner at 722-2966.

Pet adoption 2001 celebrated
Looking for that special someone in your life?
Lifelong friends are usually hard to find, but the Bishop
Animal Shelter has just the friend for you a furry
friend.
And Bishop's spokesperson Diana MacRae says
lots of Islanders have adopted puppies and kittens at the
shelter located across from Blake Medical Center on
59th Street in Bradenton.
They're hoping more Islanders will come to visit
this week when the shelter joins thousands of animal
welfare organizations for Pet Adoption 2001.
Folks at the Bishop Animal Shelter hope you'll
plan to visit them at 5718 21st Ave. W., Bradenton
between 9 and 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5, or noon to
4 p.m. Sunday, May 6, during the special event.
Cats and dogs are already spayed or neutered, vac-
cinated and have permanent identification tags. And,
with hurricane season fast approaching, a disaster plan-
ning kit will be available for all pet owners.
For more information, call 792-2863.

Summer hours for museum
in effect
The Anna Maria Island Historical Museum will
spend the summer on a shortened schedule 10 a.m.
to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sat-
urday.
Summer volunteers are needed, said Peggy
Diamant, volunteer coordinator. "If you have several
hours to spend meeting interesting people and talking
about the Island, call me" at 778-2421, she said.
The historical society's bakers will take the sum-
mer off, resuming sale of early settlers bread in Octo-
ber.

Young artists on exhibit
at art league all May
Tiki torches will burn, art will be on display and
young artists will hang out Friday evening, May 4, at
the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd.,
Holmes Beach.
It's the seventh annual Manatee High School Art
Exhibit, which will hang in the league's gallery through
May 31.
It will show off the best pieces the high school stu-
dents have done all year, said the director of the league
and of the show, Ginger White.
"This is an all-media show," she said. "Watercol-
ors, pencil drawings, charcoal, most everything. Not
oils, can't handle it."
Computer-generated art will be included along
with general artworks, and possibly creation of works
in that form will be demonstrated, as happened last
year.
Most of the young artists will be on hand at the
artists' reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on opening
night, May 4. So the food there will be catered with
them in mind: Hamburgers, french fries, sodas and
"some of the high-energy stuff that parents don't want
to stock in the house," White said.
The tiki lights around the gallery will be aflame, a
traditional touch for the show.
The young artists' works will remain on exhibit
during regular gallery hours, 8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday each week. Further informa-
tion may be obtained at 778-2099.


Birthday girl
Perennial Island favorite Lois Bond, who is known
for her colorful outfits befitting national holidays,
celebrated her 70th birthday in style last week,
sharing her cake with any and all comers. The hat,
complete with its own cake, was a gift from an
admirer, JoAnne Sell. Islander Photo: Elaine Stroili

Make-A-Wish gets help
from Cortez businesses
The Make-A-Wish program to give ailing youngsters
some happiness will raise money at an auction Friday,
May 4, with two Cortez establishments involved.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation's district operation
said the auction will be at the Phillippi State Park, 5500
S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, at 6 p.m. Friday to finance
wishes-come-true for youngsters with life-threatening
illnesses.
Included in the items to be auctioned are four din-
ner cruises donated by the Seafood Shack Showboat
and a sunset sail for two donated by the Mahina la
Catamaran.

'The Lure of Color' exhibit
opening at Gallery West
A special exhibit of local and regional artists, "The
Lure of Color," will open Friday, May 4, at the artist's
cooperative, Gallery West, at 5568 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach.
The show will feature works in watercolor, acryl-
ics, porcelain, raku, photography, Indian beadwork,
quilting, stained glass, mosaic, stone, wood and clay
sculpture. It will run through June 28.
The gallery's hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
through Saturday. Details are available at 778-6648.

Sunset drum circle Sundays
The Anna Maria Island drumming circle invites all
to meet 30-40 minutes prior to sunset on Sunday eve-
nings. The group meets at the Manatee County Public
Beach near the volleyball nets. Community members
and visitors are welcome to bring a percussion instru-
ment and join in or simply listen and dance to the
rhythms while enjoying the sunset.
Those who have not tried drumming yet are free to
pick up one of the extra drums available and try it out.
Drumming provides a natural way to relax and connect
with nature, community and self, according to mem-
bers of the circle.

Writers meet Monday
The Gulf Coast Writers group will meet at 10:15
a.m. Monday, May 7, at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Writers are to
bring original works to read at the meeting. Details are
available at 761-9036.







Obituaries


David E. Campbell Sr.
David E. Campbell Sr., 68, of Bradenton, died
April 26.
Born.in Boston, Mr. Campbell came to Manatee
County from Hampton Beach, N.H., in 1994. He was
a retired building superintendent with Beaver Builders,
Newton, Mass. He was a member of the Moose Lodge,
Bradenton Beach.
There were no services. Brown and Sons Funeral
Homes was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Kathleen G.; daughters
Anne Katherine of Connecticut and Karen Marie of
Franklin, Mass.; stepdaughters Marie Tessitore-Gurley
of East Hampstead, N.H., and Joanne Tessitore-
Wickson of Derry, N.H.; son David E. Jr. of Massachu-
setts; stepson Peter Tessitore of Londonberry, N.H.;
four step-grandchildren; and a step-great-grandchild.
William P. Culhane
William P. Culhane, 78, of St. Petersburg and for-
merly of Holmes Beach, died April 28.
Born in New York, Mr. Culhane came to Manatee
County from Hawthorne, N.J., in 1975. He was a car-
rier for the Bradenton Herald. He served as a gunner's
mate in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a
member of the American Legion, Bradenton. He was
Catholic.
Services were May 1 in St. Petersburg. Memorial
contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest
Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238.
He is survived by wife Ruth; sons Michael and
William of Holmes Beach, Paul of Port Charlotte, Ed-
ward of Totowa. N.J., Timothy of Hawthorne, and
Randall, Rick and Richard Felton of Ohio; daughter
Kathleen Kelley of Sarasota; 17 grandchildren; and six
great-grandchildren.

Georgia V. Decker
Georgia V. Decker, 90, of Bradenton and formerly
Holmes Beach. died May 1.
Born in Wallington, N.J., Mrs. Decker came to
Manatee County from Middletown, Ohio, in 1968. She
was a homemaker. She graduated as a registered nurse
from Passaic General Hospital, Passaic. N.J. She at-
tended Roser Memorial Community Church.
Services will be held at a later date.
She is survived by sisters Olive Derring of Wayne,
N.J.. and Laura Autera of Morris Plains, N.J.

John B. Duytschaver
John B. Duytschaver, 82, of Holmes Beach, died
April 24.
Born in Kewanee, Ill., Mr. Duytschaver came to
live on Anna Maria Island full time in 1960 from
Kalamazoo, Mich. He began visiting Anna Maria Is-
land in the 1940s and following a short retirement, he
purchased the Sand Dollar Gift Shop in Holmes Beach
in 1960. The store remained in the Duytschaver fam-
ily until 1997.
Mr. Duytschaver served in the U.S. Army. He was
a member of the Rotary Club and the Key Royale Golf
Club. He attended St. Bernard Catholic Church,
Holmes Beach.
There were no services. Memorial contributions
may be made to the Bishop Animal Shelter. SPCA of
Manatee County Inc., 5718 21st Ave. W., Bradenton
FL 34209. Griffith-Cline Funeral Homes, Island
Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Shirley; son J. Martin,
owner of Sun & Surf Resortwear in Holmes Beach; two
grandchildren. Amy Stickler and Shawn; and three
great-grandchildren. Cory, Tyler and Bradley Stickler.

Dorothy Huget
Dorothy Huget. 91. of Holmes Beach, died April


Born in Brokenhead, Manitoba, Canada, Mrs.
Huget came to Manatee County from Fenton, Mich.,
in 1969. She was employed for 30 years with Sears
Roebuck in Flint, Mich. She was a member of the
Key Royale Golf Club and Roser Memorial Commu-
nity Church.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Roser Memo-
rial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria
FL 34216.
She is survived by daughter Deborah Burnside of
Springboro, Ohio; sons Dr. Eugene F. of Germantown,
Tenn., and James E. of Fenton, Mich.; sisters Doris
Hubin of Victoria, British Columbia, Antoinette Finnen
of Saskatchewan, and Jean Junkin of Ridgeville,
Ontario; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grand-
children.


Boss Newell Masengale
Boss Newell Masengale, 89, of Parrish, died April
27.
Born in Dayton, Tenn., Mr. Masengale came to
Manatee County in 1956. He was a carpenter with
Holmes Construction Co.. Holmes Beach. He was a
member of the Parrish First Baptist Church.
Visitation was April 30 and services May 1. Me-
morial contributions may be made to Hospice of South-
west Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238 or
to Parrish First Baptist Church Restoration Fund,
12125 71st St. E., Parrish FL 34219. Ellenton Funeral
Home was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by daughters Velma Gillett of
Parrish, Dorothy White of Lakeland and Frieda
Ownbey of Parrish; sons Lester of Bradenton, George
and Charles of Parrish and Leonard of Michigan; sis-
ter Betty Suttles of Dayton; 20 grandchildren; and 27
great-grandchildren.

William F. Pritchett
William F. Pritchett, 97, of Bradenton and formerly
Wilmington, Del., died April 29.
Born in Wilmington, Mr. Pritchett came to Mana-
tee County 25 years ago from Ocean City, Md. He was
retired after 40 years with the Dupont Company as a
regional sales manager, working in Kansas City, Mo.,
Philadelphia and Hawaii. He was an avid antique col-
lector and collected and repaired clocks. He was Prot-
estant.
There were no services. Griffith-Cline Funeral
Home, Mansion Chapel, was in charge of arrange-
ments.
He is survived by son Jay Allen of Holmes Beach;
sister Anne Grantland of Panama City; and god-son
Glen Purves of Holmes Beach.


Mamie R. Vick
Mamie R. Vick, 82, of Plant City and formerly
Bradenton, died April 22.
Born in Russellville, Ky., Mrs. Vick came to
Manatee County from there in the 1950s. She was
employed at Brannen Gainey Drug Store. Bradenton,
and in the restaurant management department at the
Ramada Inn, Bradenton. She was Pentecostal.
Visitation and services were April 27. Hopewell
Funeral Home, Plant City, was in charge of arrange-
ments.
She is survived by daughters Janice Sites of
Holmes Beach, Shirley Dispennette of Plant City,
Annette Asbill of Elgin, S.C., Vicki Westling of Largo,
Darlene Hirshberg of Bradenton and Sharon of
Sarasota; son Curtis of Arizona; sister Ruby Cole of
Russellville; brother Kenneth Thomas of Russellville;
19 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and a great-
great-grandchild.


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Island's Suzi Fox on key state grant distribution panel


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Suzi Fox, president of Anna Maria Island Turtle
Watch, started with funds from her own pocket. Now
she'll get to help disburse grants throughout Florida to
help conserve sea turtles.
She has been appointed to the Marine Turtle Grant
Committee of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission, a new unit formed to oversee dis-
bursement of money from the state's sea turtle auto tag.
The honor comes as a result of her years heading
the Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch, as holder of the
state sea turtle preservation permit for the Island.
Dr. Allan L. Egbert, executive director of the fish
and wildlife commission, issued the invitation to join
the statewide group:
"Because of your interest and experience with the
conservation of Florida marine turtles, I want you to
serve on the Marine Turtle Grant Committee for two

Butterfly garden earns
beautification award
The North American Butterfly Association-
Manasota Chapter received an Honorable Mention
Award April 27 for its public butterfly garden project
at 5801 Marina Drive in Holmes Beach from the Mana-
tee River Garden Club in Bradenton.
Each year the Manatee River Garden Club presents
a Civic Beautification Award to a completed outstanding
new or improved landscape project in Manatee County.
This year the honorable mention was included for long-
term projects, which included the Island garden.

'Show and tell' scheduled at
Artists Guild meeting
Members are to bring "show and tell" items to a
meeting of the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island at
6:30 p.m. Monday, May 7, at the Church of the Annun-
ciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
A business meeting is scheduled to follow the lun-
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for marine turtle conservation programs. This is the
first year the sea turtle license plate fund has reached
a level that can finance grants, Egbert said. The financ-
ing and the grant program will continue far into the
future, he said.
The committee will be made up of representatives
of entities with deep interest in sea turtles: Two mem-
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ernmental organizations and one from a nonprofit
Florida organization. Fox said she's not sure which
category she fills.
"I'm so thrilled to be on the cutting edge where the
turtle program is going," she said. "Now I know for
sure I have a voice with my colleagues. I assume a lot
of the applications come from people who are unable
to get enough money for their programs without help.
I know the feeling."
For her first two years as head of the Anna Maria
program, she dug deep into her own pocket to pay the
Turtle Watch bills. Then she figured out'how to raise
money on and off the Island, and is one of the state's
exemplar successes, as is the Island Turtle Watch.
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Island organization at the state money level Anna
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The ceramic tables of artist Bob Champion will be
the featured exhibit for May at the Guild Gallery at
5414 Marina Drive in Holmes Beach.
Sponsored by the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Is-
land, these end tables display small, patterned designs
fit for any home. Champion, a resident of Anna Maria,
began his work with single tiles and trivets. These
evolved into the smaller patterns of his end tables.
Champion taught himself to do woodworking
when he was 8 years old. By the time he was 16, he
began building boats.
"The first boat I made was an 1 I-foot sail boat,"
said Champion. "In the old days, the 1940s, if you

Episcopal women entertain
Catholic counterparts
Episcopal Church Women of the Church of the
Annunciation will entertain Ladies of St. Bernard
Catholic Church Thursday morning, May 3.
The gathering will follow the Annunciation
women's general meeting at 10:30 a.m. in Lowe Hall
at the church, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Recog-
nition Day will be observed, followed by a salad lun-
cheon.
Reservations may be made at 778-1638, or partici-
pants may sign up at Lowe Hall.

Off Stage Ladies luncheon
to feature silent auction
A silent auction will be on the program of the Off
State Ladies auxiliary of the Island Players at a lun-
cheon starting at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 9.
The affair will be at the Moose Lodge, 110 Gulf
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Champion likes to use nautical themes in his work.
Although he plans to slow down his work pace, he has
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"I enjoy working with my hands," said Champion.
"It's something that comes naturally."
All of Champions tables are custom designed and
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A wild bird rescue training class will be offered
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land, off the south ramp of the New Pass Bridge to
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The class will be free of charge. Interested persons
may register for the course and obtain further informa-
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Manatee for Mom offered
A Manatee for Mom program has been launched to
give mothers a special gift this Mother's Day, May 13,
said the sponsoring Save the Manatee Club.
The way it works is, offspring make a contribution
to the club, including Mom's name and address, and an
adoption certificate and a photo and biography of her
"special" manatee will be sent to her.
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The work day at the park, 9800 17th Ave.
N.W., Bradenton, will be from 8 to 11 a.m.,
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Author of 'Sugar Addict's Diet' brings tour to Island


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
More than 16 million Americans are afflicted with
diabetes, a sugar related illness, and one out of two
Americans are considered "pre-diabetic," according to
S.J. Wise, author of "The Sugar Addict's Diet."
"Most people don't even realize they are addicted
to sugar," said Wise. "It has become a part of our so-
cial structure. My goal is to change the paradigm that
exists and America's awareness."
"The Sugar Addict's Diet" is just one step Wise is
taking to educate Americans about the harmful effects
of sugar. Her book offers readers not only a way to lose
weight and manage hypoglycemia or diabetes, but also
a directory featuring more than 200 alternatives to
high-sugar foods.
Wise introduces readers to a low-sugar lifestyle.
The only regimen involved is replacing your favorite
high-sugar foods with lower-sugar versions whenever
possible.
"Several years ago I developed Graves disease, a
thyroid condition. I saw 17 different doctors in a four-
year period and even though they all had their own
ideas on treatment, I was always told a little sugar was
OK," said Wise.
Wise was a military surgical nurse at the time and


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Wise is a passionate advocate against refined
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a warning label on all products containing an excess of
refined sugar. She is also asking for all products contain-
ing glucose fillers to have that information stated clearly
in the nutrition facts panel of the product label.
"Twenty-two hundred new cases of diabetes are
diagnosed everyday," Wise said. "I'm taking my peti-
tion across the country to call attention to this problem.
"More than 325,000 people die annually from obe-
sity-related illnesses with over-consumption of sugar as
a major contributing factor.
"Crystallized white sugar is a pharmaceutically pure
chemical. The original food has been stripped of its min-
erals, vitamins, enzymes and proteins. Without its nutri-
tional properties intact, this is now a toxic substance that
must leach nutrients from other areas of the body.
"Sugar is a drug. If you don't think so, try to quit."
Wise will be signing copies of her book and seek-
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day, May 4, and at Chapters on the Island, 5910 Ma-
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THE ISLANDER 0 MAY 2, 2001 0 PAGE 15

Streetlife


Island police reports
Anna Maria City
April 21, 200 block of Gladiolus Street, dog bite.
A woman reported she was bitten by a dog while
riding her bike. According to police, her skin was
slightly broken and some clothing was torn. The
owner of the dog was asked to keep it quarantined
for 10 days pending contact by animal control.
April 22, 400 block of South Bay Boulevard,
theft. A man called the sheriff's office when he
thought he saw someone on his boat. Nobody was on
the boat when deputies arrived, although some seat
cushions were missing and the motor cover had been
removed.
April 23, 100 block of Oak Avenue, alarm.
Deputies responded to an alarm that went off. There
were no signs of forced entry so an alarm compli-
ance card was left for the owner.

Bradenton Beach
April 21, 300 block of Highland Avenue, distur-
bance. A man asked officers for assistance with a
man and woman causing a disturbance at his home.
The couple had become intoxicated and after retriev-
ing their belongings, they left the property.
April 21, 3200 block of Gulf Bay Drive, drug ar-
rest. Brian Reade, 20. of Bradenton. was stopped for
multiple traffic violations. He consented to a search
of the vehicle and officers found a plastic bag with
a substance that tested positive for marijuana. Reade
was placed under arrest and the car was impounded.
April 22. 2100 block of Gulf Drive South, Co-
quina Beach, fall. Officers responded when a man
fell, striking his face and knee. He was treated and
transported to Blake Medical Center.


April 22, 1900 block of South Gulf Drive, Co-
quina Park, information. A man got his vehicle
stuck in the sand approximately 20 feet from the
shoreline. He told police he drove to the water's
edge to relax. According to police, it took two tow
trucks to pull the vehicle out of the soft sand.
April 23, 100 block of Fifth Street North, pos-
session with intent to sell. While on patrol, officers
pulled over a vehicle after witnessing two traffic
violations. The driver consented to a search of the
vehicle.
Anthony Allen, 29, of Palmetto, and a female
juvenile from Bradenton Beach were arrested after
police discovered an M&M candy container with a
substance that tested positive as crack cocaine. A
check book, bank statements and. canceled checks
bearing assorted names were also found inside the
vehicle.
April 24, 100 block of 23rd Street, information.
A man reported that someone has been tampering
with his rental property. He reported that the lights
in his parking lot have been unscrewed and that "no
trespassing" signs have been removed.
April 24, 2513 Gulf Drive, Circle K, theft. A
man was arrested for leaving the Circle K without
paying for gas. The clerks provided a description
and tag number and officers picked the suspect up
at his home.
April 25, 1900 block of Gulf Drive South, Co-
quina Park, burglary. A credit card and $80 in cash
were stolen from a vehicle parked at the beach. An
unknown suspect gained entry by punching the lock
on the door.
April 26, 2000 block of Gulf Drive South, Co-
quina Park Bayside, criminal mischief. The wind-


shield of a vehicle was shattered while the owner
was boating.

Holmes Beach
April 20, 5800 block of Imperiore, theft of oth-
ers. A bicycle was stolen from the carport of a home.
April 21, 100 block of 52nd Street, theft of oth-
ers. A bicycle parked at a beach access was stolen.
April 21, 5 Palm Harbor Drive, battery. A dis-
pute arose between neighbors over property lines
when one neighbor attempted to cut off the other
neighbor's driveway with his construction plans.
Police advised that any construction plans that di-
rectly affect the other neighbor's driveway be put on
hold until it can be resolved.
April 21, 3700 block of Gulf Drive, civil. A man
reported that although he told his neighbor he could
cut branches of a tree that hung over a wall separat-
ing the two properties, the neighbor cut large
branches that did not hang over the property line.
According to police, the neighbor admitted he
reached over the wall and cut branches to keep them
from growing back too fast.
April 23, 3200 block of Sixth Avenue, criminal
mischief. A small rock was thrown through the front
window of a home. The damage was estimated at
$50.
April 25, 500 block of Key Royale Drive, theft
of others. A man reported that his cell phone had not
been returned by the person it was loaned to and that
-he wished to pursue charges against him. Attempts
had already been made by the owner to recover the
phone without success.
The person who borrowed the phone returned it
after the police report was filed.


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PAGE 16 0 MAY 2, 2001 N THE ISLANDER
Young playwright pens a winner
Congratulations to Mark Whitley whose play "The
Handicapped Kid" will be included in the Florida Stu-
dio Theatre's Sarasota Festival of New Plays at 11 a.m.
on Saturday, May 12.
Whitley attends fourth grade at Anna Maria El-
ementary School and his play was one of 5,000 from
across the country entered in FST's annual Young
Playwrights Festival competition.
For information on performance times, call 366-
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Thursday, May 10
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Anna Maria students recognizedfor civic achievements April 27 at the We Are Very Exceptional "WAVE"
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Schoonover are not pictured. Recipients of the WAVE award receive a coupon for a free serving of ice cream
at Mama Lo's in Anna Maria.
Tug of war
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prepared by Coach Gene
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Arthur tosses no-hitter in first.
ever game at Tebbetts Field
Mike Arthur of the Sarasota Central Mets kicked
off the inaugural game at Birdie Tebbetts Field in style.
Arthur fired a no-hitter April 28 in a 10-0 win over
the Braden River Braves of ManaSota Senior Little
League for players age 14-16 in the first-ever game at
the Holmes Beach field.
Don't let Arthur's thin frame fool you when he
takes the mound. His fastball seems to speed up the
closer it gets to the plate.
"My pitches have a lot of action," Arthur said.
"They had a lot today."
Braden River, which includes Island players Peter
Dowling and Bobby Gibbons, found that out. Dowling hit
the only ball that could have been a hit against Arthur, a
long fly that was caught on a fine play by the left fielder.
Sarasota Central got a gift in the first inning of the
game, which was called after five innings because of
the 10-run mercy rule.
Gibbons started the game on the mound, giving up
no hits in the first. But the Mets scored a run courtesy
of two Braves errors.
Braves second baseman Chris Hagood made a
heads-up play with the Mets at bat in the first when he
stabbed a hard shot up the middle and tagged a runner
trying to get to second. Gibbons helped himself when
he picked off a runner trying to reach third.
Arthur kept the pressure on in the third inning
when he doubled in the power alley in left and knocked
in a run. A walk, three singles and another double led
to a 6-0 Mets lead.
Arthur kept mowing down the Braves while the
Mets padded their lead with three more runs in the top
of the fourth and another in the fifth to end the scoring.
Arthur set down the Braves in order to get the no-
hitter.

WMFD scores 14 in two innings
The \Vest Manatee Fire & Rescue District major


Missed me
Chris Hagood, right, of the Braden River Braves makes the play on a Sarasota Central Mets player who tries to
avoid Hagood on Iris 'wa to second base. The Braves and the Mets of the ManaSota Senior Little League for
players age 14-16 played April 28 in the first-ever baseball game at the new Birdie Tebbetts Field in Holmes
Beach. Mike Arthur of the Mets pitched a no-hitter against the Braves. Islander Photo: David Futch


division team sent 23 batters to the plate in two innings
and scored 14 runs to beat Quality Builders 14-3 in
Anna Maria Island Little League action.
Kris Klotz, Zach Geeraerts, Greg Lowman and
Sean Price each singled and knocked in runs, while
Lance Burger slapped a run-scoring double and Mark
Spence banged a triple to right field that scored two
more runs.
Sean Pittman and Chad Richardson were the only
threats from Quality Builders. Pittman hit a booming
triple to right in the first and a run-scoring double to
center in the second. Richardson's triple to deep cen-
ter scored a run for Quality.
Patrick Cole went the distance and improved to 5-
0 on the season.
In the rubber match played April 26, WMFD beat


Quality Builders. This time the game went down to the
wire as WMFD scored three runs in the top of the sixth
inning and hung on to win 13-11.
WMFD third baseman Nick Sato had a single,
double and a triple and four RBIs and Patrick Cole had
two singles, a triple, an RBI and three runs scored. Zach
Geeraerts had a single and walked.
Nick Smith, Chad Richardson and Sean Pittman
had multiple-hit games, Smith and Pittman with a pair
of singles apiece, Richardson with a double and two
singles.

Faasse, Kirn combine for no-hitter
Haley's Motel pitchers Steve Faasse and Kevin
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Sports Rap
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 17


Kir served up a combo platter to Kiwanis April 24 by
combining to throw a no-hitter that was called after five
innings due to the 10-run mercy rule.
Haley's beat Kiwanis 11-0 in Anna Maria Island
Little League action for major division players age 10-12.
Faasse provided most of the offense, going four-
for-four with two singles, two doubles and five RBIs.
Kir chipped in with two singles, two walks, two RBIs
and four runs scored. Haley's right fielder Jordan
Pritchard slammed two triples and a single, knocked in
two runs and scored three times. Third baseman Matt
Bobo had a pair of singles and two RBIs for Haley's.
Kiwanis didn't care much for the shellacking and
came back April 27 to beat Haley's 12-9.
Mark Royals hit two singles, a double and knocked
in two runs. Singles by Spencer Carper, Eric Whitley,
Keith Reynolds and Royals in the fourth inning along
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Majors, ages 10-12
May 3 Hatey's Motel vs. Quality Builders
May 4 Kiwanis vs. WMFD (regular season ends)
May 7-8 Makeup games if needed
Games at 7p.m.

AAA League, ages 8-11
May 2 Bistros vs. Air & Energy
May 5 Waterfront vs. Bistros
Games at 5:30 p.m.

AA League, ages 6-8
May 1 Sandbar vs. Island Spirits (season ends)
May 11 AA tournament at Center from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

T-ball League ages 5-7
May 5 Dr. Danziger vs. Harry's Continental Kitch-
ens 9 a.m., Center field
Morgan Stanley/Dean Witter vs. Dr.
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scored eight runs.
Steve Faasse was cruising along, having only given
up one hit when he was replaced on the mound. That's
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repeatedly to go ahead 8-6.
Kiwanis scored three more runs in the top of the fifth
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couple of walks and an error led to Haley's demise.
For Haley's, Faasse had a two-run double and a
run-scoring single, Kevin Kim doubled in a run, Matt
Bobo hit two singles and had two RBIs, Mike
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twice and scored both times.

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Steve Thomas singled twice and walked, Ben Murphy
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doubled and Jimmy Lease singled.
In Saturday's game against A&E, Waterfront had


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Greg Lowman, WMFD
Sean Pittman, Quality Builders
Matt Bobo, Haley's
Esteban Reyes, WMFD
Chad Richardson, Quality
Andrew Royals, Kiwanis
Kevin Kirn, Haley's
Jordan Pritchard, Haley's
Zach Geeraerts, WMFD
Nick Sato, WMFD
Spencer Carper, Quality
Patrick Cole, WMFD
Kris Klotz, WMFD
Matt McDonough, Kiwanis
Sean Price, WMFD


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.500
.413
.381
.372
.351
.344
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.324
.317
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Doubles Lowman 10, Faasse 9, Pittman 8, Reyes
and Richardson 6 each, Royals 5, Price 4, Eric
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McDonough 3, Bobo, Kevin Kirn, Jarrod McKenzie,
Alex Phillips and Patrick Cole 2 each
Triples Lowman 3, Shane Pelkey, Jordan
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Price 1
Home runs Lowman 4, Faasse 2
RBIs -Lowman 40, Faasse 24, Price and Bobo 17
each, Matt McDonough 15, Sato 14, Klotz,
Richardson and Royals 11 each, Mark Spence 8,
Patrick Cole 10, Pittman, Geeraerts and Kirn 9 each
Walks Geeraerts 23, Pritchard 17, Spencer
Carper 16, Tanner Pelkey 14, Mike Schweitzer 12

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Lowman 5-1, 5.88 ERA, 66 Ks, 38 walks, 33.7
innings pitched; Patrick Cole 5-0, 2.72 ERA, 39 Ks,
14 walks, 28.7 innings pitched; Pittman 4-3, 4.00
ERA, 68 Ks, 33 walks, 39 innings pitched; Faasse 7-
4, 2.75 ERA, 86 Ks, 44 walks, 52.3 innings pitched

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A&E jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first and
Waterfront had to fight back to get the win with three
runs in the third and four in the fourth.

Golf tournament attracts 97
Three foursomes tied for first in the men's spring
best-ball tournament at Key Royale Golf Club.
Two shotgun starts were needed to handle the 97
golfers who showed up at the twice-yearly tournament
held the last Wednesday in April and October. Two
best balls are used in each foursome.
Winners in the 8 a.m. shotgun start included Hal
Carnahan. Earl Huntzinger and Vince Fanton, who shot
a 55, or nine under par for 18 holes. The team was as-
signed a fourth player by proxy.
Three teams tied for second in the 8 a.m. slot. They
were Earl Winslow, Dick Grimme, Herb Cochrane and
Jan Miller, who brought in a score of 58. They tied Bill
Gillispie, Tom Steele, Lawrence Begley and their
proxy. The third team tied at second was Hal Sears,
Earl Ritchie, Al Morgan and their proxy.
Closest-to-the-pin on No. 1 at 8 a.m. was Hal
Sears, while closest on No. 6 was Earl Huntzinger.
At the 10 a.m. shotgun, first place went to two
teams. The teams included Merritt Fineout, Dick Tho-
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Closest to the pin was scored by John Atkinson on
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Carlbert, who races in the "Fastruck" series
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beats him by several feet. The runner slides around the
catcher and not only avoids the tag, but misses the plate
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runner circles around him while trying to get back to the
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Futuristic stuff not that far in future


Floridians are "trained futurists," pardon the pun,
in our vote to change the state Constitution to mandate
a high-speed rail system to move people around the
Sunshine State.
The vote last year for a statewide rail network has
lawmakers scratching their collective heads to come up
with funding for the project. So far, federal sources are
interested, and lots of private folks are looking at inno-
vative technologies to scoot people around.
"Mag lev" is the best rail system around in terms
of speed and efficiency. Magnets are used to repel the
Strain off the track, levitating the train and allowing it
to travel at speeds of upwards of 200-plus mph.
There's more, too. A Winter Haven man has a pro-
posal using magnets and ajet engine to drive a train at
speeds of upwards of 600 mph. According to my math,
that means you could travel from Anna Maria Island to
Tallahassee in about a half-hour by his jet train, versus
about five hours to drive.
But before we start buying tickets or investing in
train options, remember there are some risks. Put
bluntly, the trains don't run all the time.
The world's first mag-lev train was put in use in
England in 1984. It's being retired because the engi-
neers can't keep it running. Engineers were even forced
to manufacture parts themselves because they couldn't
find a source for some of the esoteric machinery.
The train is being replaced by a cable-car system.
But as a society advanced enough that even tour-
ists are going into space, can't we design a train that
won't break and runs on time?

Hurricane predictions
Speaking of the future, hurricane season is less
than a month away, and the predict-ion is for more
storms than usual.
Dr. William Gray is the Colorado-based hurricane
expert who makes his annual predictions of Atlantic
storm activity: Gray and his team are saying we'll have
10 named storms, six of them hurricanes and two of
those hurricanes intense enough to pack winds in ex-
cess of 130 mph.


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April 23
April 24
April 25
April 26
April 27
April 28
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72 87
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74 86
69 80
66 82
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There's also a 65 percent chance that a storm will
make landfall in the United States.
"It is inevitable that in the next 15 to 20 years we
will see U.S. hurricane-spawned destruction many
times greater than anything we have seen in the last 30
years," Gray grimly predicts.
That's a future I'd just as soon not experience.

Green futures
In what's being called the trend of the millennium,
plants are sprouting up in some of the most unlikely
places.
Sure, you've probably had a fern or two in your
house at one time or another. I was able to commit
homicide on dozens of plants over the years. But the
cutting-edge interior use for plants currently in vogue
is for "horticulture as architecture."
Architect David Rockwell is using grass as a coun-
terpoint to carpet in a New York hotel he designed.
Guests are encouraged to pat the grass in the trays near
the check-in desk, and ivy cascades down walls and on
columns.
Rockwell has even added little trays of grass and
a watering can in some of the rooms so guests can "care
for something living" during their stay.
Before you start digging up your yard and moving
it to the dining room table, remember that this outside-
moving-inside trend is somewhat high maintenance.
Rockwell's plantings are switched out every 10 days or
so, and there are special grow lights installed to help
keep the grass green.
Considering Florida's two-year-long drought, per-
haps before too much longer the only green grass we'll
have in the state will be on our kitchen counters.

Hydrogen futures
Hydrogen-powered fuel cell technology is coming.
You may remember a fuel cell mention in
"Sandscript" a while ago, when a police station in New
York went off the power grid and onto a cell. It now
looks like we're about a year or so away from being
able to get our own residential units.
The fuel cells, about the size of a refrigerator,
would provide almost constant juice. Unlike power
plants, the-cells' emissions are limited to heat, water
and carbon dioxide.
The only problem with the fuel cell seems to be
cost, and of course the fact that you can't buy one just
.yet. Right now if you could buy one it would cost
about $25,000 for one to power your house, although


the price is supposed to drop to about $15,000 in a year.
But if you've been following the power-grid fail-
ures in California and the rolling blackouts residents
there have to deal with, the high price doesn't seem too
bad to have guaranteed, constant electricity.
Oh, and four car manufacturers are expected to
release fuel-cell-powered vehicles by 2004.

'Bone Island Mambo' hits the racks
Tom Corcoran's new book is out, and it may be his
best. "Bone Island Mambo" features Key West charac-
ter and photographer Alex Rutledge as he attempts to
solve a series of murders.
Corcoran has done a superb job of capturing the
island city's collection of oddballs and misfits. He's
also got a good way with words and a sense of history
for Key West. Here's a passage from the book from a
real estate developer that could just as easily apply to
Anna Maria Island than the Keys:
"Before I tore up that parking lot to build my build-
ing, before I closed on the property, I did my home-
work. I went to the library and got the local historian
to help me research the land. It will pain you to learn
that, in 1952, someone tore down a lovely piece of ar-
chitecture to pave that lot. Before the destruction of that
building, which had fallen into disuse as a sponge-stor-
age shed and flop hotel, another building had occupied
the land. That one had been designed by a boat builder.
It was damaged in the hurricanes in 1909 and 1910. Its
owner decided to level it rather than repair it. Before
that, a three-story building identical to the one that's
still at Caroline and Peacon Lane was owned by a ship
chandler and barrel maker. That one burned in 1886,
when the city's steam fire truck was getting repaired in
New York. All those changes happened on a single
piece of property.
"So I ask you, who's the bad guy? The one who
tears down? Or the one who builds? I just happen to be
in line to build right now."
Corcoran will be at Circle Books on St. Armands
Circle at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 10, to sign his new
book. Ask him about his own personal bit of Key West
history: as a bartender, he was the first to serve Jimmy
Buffett a drink when the ol' Parrothead first blew into
Key West. And like his character Rutledge, Corcoran
is a photographer who ended up shooting the covers of
a half-dozen of Buffett's albums.

Sandscript factoid
Key West is derived from the Spanish Cayo Hueso,
or Bone Key. Fortunately, "Cayo" means "Key," and
"Hueso" pronounced "Way-so" sounds kinda
like West. Good thing, since Key West is about as far
west as you can go in the Keys.
Oh, and Key West was first named Thompson Is-
land on U.S. maps in 1822, after Secretary of the Navy
Smith Thompson established a naval base there.

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By Capt. David Futch
Jim Plath of Holmes Beach and his brother Steve
of Palmetto get the catch-of-the-week award with a
seven-foot sailfish they caught April 22 while grouper
fishing 20 miles west of the Island.
"We were grouper fishing on the bottom, but because
mackerel were around we put out a whole sardine on a flat
line and floated it on the surface using a balloon." Jim
Plath said. "The sail struck the bait about 40 feet behind
the boat and tailwalked for 30 yards when it hit.
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stop. I gave the pole to Steve and went up and tossed the
anchor. It was definitely a team effort."
Capt. Sam Kimball on Legend charters out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said he's been getting
a few kingfish. mostly schoolies to 12 pounds.
"We caught some permit using crabs. The biggest
one we caught this week was 28 pounds. Also, we're
catching small cobia and a lot of Spanish mackerel.
Mangrove snapper and flounder are available if you
want to target them," Kimball said.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's said he caught several cobia to 35 pounds in
the gulf last week. There are big mackerel and the oc-
casional kingfish to 15 pounds. Bluefish to 5 pounds
showed up off the beaches and they're always a lot of
fun. Zach said.
"Snook fishing blew wide open. last week with the
good new moon tides," he said. "We caught a lot of
them in the keeper 26- to 32-inch range, primarily at the
mouth of Palma Sola Bay and the Manatee River. Red-
fis, ftrouttandflounder are scattered." -.-
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said
kingfish, snapper, grouper and cobia are still plentiful.
Tarpon are starting to cruise the beaches and there are
quite a few around the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.
"Offshore is spring fishing right now." Lowman
said. "Gag grouper are in the 10- to 15-mile range,
while red grouper are in the 15- to 30-mile range.
Kingfishing is still excellent offshore and get on them
now because as the water temperature rises they will
start to thin out. Shark fishing has picked up over the
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Capt. Matt Bowers on the Outcast in Holmes Beach
said he's catching gag and red grouper out a little deeper
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Bowers placed 19th out of 433 boats in the Grand
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Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach said the kingfish were busting titas far
he could see prior to the weekend's rain and wind.
"We were about nine miles out on a nice day," Chaya
said. "The kings should be around for another 10 days, as
long as the water temperature stays down. We hit a big
school of cobia one day and caught 16 with the biggest one
about 45 pounds. We caught some nice trout and snook,
but it slowed down toward the weekend."
Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
trout, redfish and snook have gathered on the flats. There
are cobia following stingrays, Gause said, while mackerel
are on the beaches, pompano are in the passes and tarpon
are at the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. Grouper are in 80 to
100 feet of water and biting well, Gause said.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said folks are
catching pompano, mackerel, sheepshead, snook, red-
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Jim Plath, left, of
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sailfish they caught
SApril 22 about 20
S i. miles west ofAnna
Maria Island. They
estimated it at 70 to
S80 pounds and
Released the fish after-,
reviving it for 10
Minutes by slowly
pulling it alongside
Sthe boat. Islander
Photo: courtesy Tom
Fossbinder


Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he had a great week last week, mostly on
snook. There are a lot of undersized fish with keepers
mixed in, he said.
"We caught a lot of big trout in the 23-inch range,"
Smith said. "Another benefit to the rising barometer
was that it lit the snook up. They bit one after the other.
I had pretty much written the day off, but as soon as the
barometric pressure changed, the snook took off."
Capt. Mike Greig of Captain Mike's Charters
in Holmes Beach said he's catching nice kingfish,
mangrove snapper, gag grouper and cobia in the Gulf.
"On the flats, trout have been tearing it up. Snook are
biting as long as you don't mind catching undersized
fish and tossing them back," he said.
Capt. Steve Salgado on the Compleat Angler
said he's catching snook to 33 inches on the flats and
near mangroves. He also landed his biggest trout of the
year at 29 inches and 6 pounds.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide out of
Holmes Beach said the gag grouper are between 10 and
30 miles out with some going to 20 pronds. Red grou-
per are a little deeper, from 20 to 40 miles offshore and
in the same spots Denham said he's been catching
mangrove snapper to 5 pounds, lane snapper to 3
pounds, kingfish to 20 pounds and some mackerel.


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Moon Date AM HIGH AM LOW PM HIGH PM LOW
May 2 10:11 1.7 2:38 -0.1 8:38 1.9 2:36 1.1
May 3 10:34 1.8 3:28 0.1 10:02 1.9 3:46 0.8
May 4 10:54 2.0 4:07 0.3 11:10 1.8 4:36 0.5
May 5 11:13 2.1 4:35 0.5 5:28 0.2
May 6 12:08 1.7 5:00 0.7 11:28a* 2.3 6:10 0.0
FM May 7 1:02 1.6 5:24 0.9 11:46a* 2.4 6:56 -0.1
May 8 1:58 1.5 5:40 1.0 12:08 2.5 7:38 -0.2
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Real estate


Island property sales
103 Los Cedros, Anna Maria, an 82x134 lot, was
sold 3/22/01, Eldridge to Aleman, for $150,000.
104 Gulf Dr. S., Bradenton Beach, 103 Gulf View
a 1029 sfla 2bed/2bath Gulffrontcondo built in 1980,
was sold 3/20/01, Coyle to JCMB LLC, for $223,200.
110 12th St. S., Bradenton Beach, 113 Gulf to Bay
Moorings, a 2bed/2bath 896 sfla condo built in 1982,
was sold 3/19/01, Hernandez to Alvarez, for $175,000.
111 31st St., Holmes Beach, a new house of un-
known proportions built on a 50x100 lot, was sold 3/
20/01, Don Meilner & Son Construction to Rouse, for
S$327,500.
211 72nd St., Holmes Beach, a 1,772 sfla 2bed/
2bath home built in 1971 on a 65x105 lot, was sold 3/
20/01, Wagner to Dellenger, for $216,000.
214 83rd St., Holmes Beach, a 900 sfla 2bed/2bath/



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


Icar home built in 1956 on a 90x100 lot, was sold 3/
19/01, Kleeman to Hardy, for $170,000.
239 Willow, Anna Maria, a canalfront 3bed/
3bath/lcar 1,529 sfla home built in 1965 on a
75x148 lot, was sold 3/20/01, Sullivan to Carter, for
$330,000; list $339,000.
300 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, re-development
transfer from Rogers & Noriega to Highlands Dev. 3/
23/01 of the two yellow condos under re-construction,
for $647,000.
314 Harden, Anna Maria, a 1,520 sfla duplex built
in 1957 on a 65x108 lot, was sold 3/19/01, Jackson to
Friedman, for $219,000.
403 Alamanda, Anna Maria, a 1,161 sfla 2bed/
2bath/2car home built in 1981 on a 50x103 lot, was
sold 3/22/01, Music to Degenhart, for $256,000; list
$274,000.



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in a class by itself! Priced to sell at $279,000.
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Realty raves
Denise Langlois led in listing new properties
and in sales for the Anna Maria Island office of
Arvida Realty Services during March. Leaders at
the Longboat Key office were Bill Franca in list-
ings and Stan Haidl and Peter Salefsky in sales.
Wedebrock Real Estate Co. has opened a
rental office in its real estate location at 26 Av-
enue of the Flowers, Longboat Key. Additional
personnel staff the office, specializing in vacation
rentals and property management. The phone
number is 383-5886. Wedebrock's corporate of-
fices are at 6350 Gulf of Mexico Drive and a third
office is at 3224 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach.


426 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, a canalfront 1,500 sfla
2bed/lbath/2car home built in the prior century on a
52x110 lot, was sold 3/19/01, Clark to unknown per-
son, for $250,000; list $270,000.
520 72nd St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront 2,362
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415 Spring Avenue, Anna Maria
3BR/2BA, one carport. Sits on 1.5 lots measuring
78 by 145 ft. $275,000.

Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, Fl 34216
Phone & Fax: (941) 778-1222
E-Mail: dougdowling@earthlink.net
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in-law opposite. The real draw to this home is the
extra large grandfathered-in boathouse on a sail- ",
P f boat-water canal with new dock. Needs TLC, sold ,
,*I '~ 'as is. Great buy for $619,000. Contact Shannon "
McConnel or Attila Kollar at 778-7244 or 704-0774.


Gulf-Bay Realty 4 '
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sfla 2bed/2.5bath/2car home built in 1968 on a 95x 1 17
lot. was sold 3/20/01. Thompson to Stockmaster. for
$380,000; list $395,000.
625 Foxworth. Holmes Beach, a canalfront 3bed/
2bath/2car 1964 sfla home built in 1973 on a 100x 115
lot, was sold 3/19/01, Armstrong to Baker, for
$363,000; list $369,900.
6400 Flotilla, Holmes Beach, 46 Westbay Point &
Moorings, a canal/bayfront 985 sfla 2bed/2bath condo
built in 1977. was sold 3/19/01. Beadle to Knight, for
$280.000; list $285.000.
806 N. Shore Dr., Anna Maria, a 50x100 lot, was


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sold 3/23/01, Albert to Chable, for $300,000; list
$325,000.
1419 Gulf Dr. N, Bradenton Beach, 9 Bermuda Bay
Club 2. a 2bed/2.5bath/2car condo built in 1999, was sold
3/28/01, Randall to Frierdich, for $375,000; list $379,900.
1801 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 220 Runaway
Bay, a 2bed/2bath 1.080 sfla condo built in 1978, was
sold 3/27/01, Montero to Rinzema, for $175,000; list
$170,000. Gulp.
205 Gladiolus, Anna Maria, a canalfront (175 feet)
2bed/2bath/2car/pool home built in 1983, was sold 3/
26/01, Ricca to Hernandez, for $468,500; list $499,900.
2507 Avenue C, Bradenton Beach, a 1,620 sfla
duplex built in 1979 on a 50x100 lot, was sold.3/29/01,
Randall to Turner. for $199,000.
409 63rd St., Holmes Beach, Seaside Gardens, half


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duplex of 2bed/2bath/l car built in 1972 on a 35x97 lot,
was sold 3/28/01, Swan to Pendergraft, for $154,000.
519 Kumquat, Anna Maria, a canalfront 2,335 sfla
3bed/2bath/2car/pool home built in 1984 on a 75x133
lot, was sold 3/30/01, Dreier to Eriksen, for $570,000;
list $629,900.
524 Key Royale Dr., Holmes Beach, a canalfront
1,864 sfla 3bed/2bath/2car/pool home built in 1959 on
a 100x112 lot, was sold 3/30/01, Mariotti to Jackson,
for $400,000; list $419,000.
611 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, 11 C Imperial
House, a 2bed/2bath 823 sfla condo built in 1969, was
sold 3/29/01, Simons to Geiger, for $130,000.
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broker, 778-1222, exclusively for The Islander. Copyright
2001.


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720 KEY ROYALE DR. NORTH POINT HARBOUR
New 5BR/3.5BA, formal dining room, library,
new seawall, deep-water canal access
to Tampa Bay. May occupancy. $995,000.
723 KEY ROYALE DR. NORTH POINT HARBOUR
Incredible panoramic view of Tampa Bay
and Skyway bridge. 3BR(2 master suites)/
3.5BA. Gourmet kitchen, dock and boat lift.
$1,085,000.
220 82ND ST. NEW 3BR/2BA TOWNHOUSE
Courtyard entry. Oak staircase. Private
master suite on third floor. Boat dock deeded
with townhouse. $349,900.
VACANT LOTS
803 Gladiolus Street $340,000
303 South Bay Blvd. $295,000
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ADORABLE ISLAND DOLLHOUSE IN BRADENTON BEACH!
See the Gulf from your kitchen and front lawn! New everything! This
completely redone, furnished 2BR/2BA, plus family room, could be your
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Call Dennis Girard 941-809-0041

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JULIE TURNER MOORE
Mike Norman Realty
takes pleasure in announcing
the affiliation of Julie Turner
Moore with the company.
Cattle ranchers for more than
four generations in Manatee
County and property owners
on Anna Maria forever, Julie
and her family spent their
summers at the beach.
Returning to the area
from Lakeland, Julie brings
many years of experience in
real estate sales and recently
received the coveted Silver
Sales award from the
National Home Builders
Association, for almost four
million in sales.
We wish Julie lots of fun
and success.



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Norman

Realty inc.


778-6696
1-800-367-1617
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and Reimund Podszus, share a bit of Island history Anna Maria Island even while they enjoy Castaway
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Erkrath, Germany. The world's largest ensemble of Bruce and Lori Clark of Anna Maria City and Palm
reconstructed Neanderthals is on display there. Harbor.


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$499,000. MLS#74175


Beary Spanish
Islanders Madeleine Bergquist and daughter Laura
Anne had a "beary good time" in Spain during
spring break. Here they read their Island newspaper
of choice in front of the symbol of Madrid a
female bear feeding off a berry tree, symbolizing life
and fertility.


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Offered pre-construction at $379,900.

PF7I Contact Doug Newcomer at 720-1555 anytime.
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GULFFRONT LOT. Incredible buildable lot on
north end of Anna Maria. Full unobstructed Gulf
view. Some trees, private tropical setting. One
of the best lots on the Gulf. $799,900. Sandy
Drapala, 749-5797 or Kathy Marcinko, 252-
1618. 72806
WATERFRONT
ELEGANT MEDITERRANEAN WATER-
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Manatee River Estate. 6BR/6.5BA completely
renovated kitchen and baths. Twenty-feet high
foyer and chandelier. Exquisite terraced lawns
and garden descend to river and boat dock.
$1,750,000. Don Lewis, 746-3200. 45683
CANAL HOME 'vith great potential. 2BR/2BA,
separate dining room, large Florida/living room
combination. Sliding-glass windows open to
screened porch. Boat house with new lift and
davit. $165,000. Van Bourgois, 744-9495. 72627


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DRAMATIC CONTEMPORARY HOME on Anna
Maria Island. Captivating Gulf view from this cus-
tom-designed home by renowned architect Gene
Leedy. Just steps to white sandy beaches of the
Gulf of Mexico. $999,000. Sandy Drapala, 749-5797
or Kathy Marcinko 252-1618. 44232
MAINLAND
THIS PALMA SOLA PARK BEAUTY is loaded
with charm and character. Two-story Spanish
home built in 1925. 5 or 6BR/5.5BA on almost
an acre of land with caged pool. Totally updated
as well as plumbing and electrical wiring.
$699,000. Janet Orr, 792-7363. 72038
TWO-STORY SPANISH GEM. 1920's vintage,
lovingly restored. Newer roof, central A/C sys-
tems, windows, appliances. Two fireplaces,
wood floors, beautiful baths and kitchen.
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ANNUAL RENTALS
623 DUNDEE
3BR/2BA house on canal. Two-car garage.
Available May 1 $2,100 mo.
6814 PALM DRIVE
2BR/1.5BA duplex, carport. Available May 10 $850

SEASONAL RENTALS
Condominiums and Homes Weekly/Monthly
from $500 week / $1000 month

779-0202 (800) 732-6434
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Gloria Schorpp Helen White Mary Ann Schmidt
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS CONDO
2BR/2BA immaculate, turnkey furnished. View of
lush landscaping and heated pool. Ceramic tile and
Berber carpeting, glassed-in lanai. $289,900.
BEACH HOUSE
4BR/4BA turnkey furnished beach house west of
Gulf Drive in historic Anna Maria City. Large lot,
great rental. $495,000.
PANORAMIC VIEW
3BR/3BA luxuries home with 280-foot seawall and
gorgeous Bimini Bay open-water view. Pool and
cabana, new seawall, metal roof, new kitchen.
Open floor plan, fireplace, large lot, private setting.
Boat dock. $1,200,000.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEXES
3BR/2BA & 2BR/1 BA duplex west of Gulf Drive.
Near gorgeous beach. Large yard. $275,000.
2BR/2BA each side. Central Holmes Beach. Close
to beach and shopping. Good rental. $285,000.
2BR/2BA each. Close to beach, new roof and car-
peting. Large lot. Excellent rental. $299,900.
PERICO ISLAND
2BR/2BA Perico Island condo with view of pond.
Screened porch, walk-in closet, washer/dryer,
second floor end unit. Great location! $137,900.
ANNA MARIA CITY
4BR/2.5BA canalfront home. Close to beautiful
beach. Two fireplaces, boathouse, many upgrades,
dumbwaiter, residential area. $574,900.
BERMUDA BAY CLUB
3BR/2.5BA turnkey furnished. Bright attractive
condo with view of Gulf from two balconies. Two-
car attached garage. Heated pool and spa.
$328,000.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB
2BR/2BA Gulffront turnkey-furnished condo.
Gorgeous Gulf view, beautiful beach, heated pool,
excellent rental income. $475,000.
KEY ROYALE
3BR/2BA furnished home on sailboat water with
direct access to Tampa Bay. Split plan, two-car
garage, caged pool, nicely landscaped. $.395,000.


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key furnished. Heated-pool, clubhouse. $135,000. Call
Zee Catanese, Broker 794-8991. eves.


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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.

UTILITY TRAILER 4 by 6 feet. Heavy-duty aluminum
with fold down side doors, $25. 711 N. Shore Drive,
Anna Maria, 778-3470.



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.

FREE SODA CANS! Now that we got your attention-
Yes! We take free soda cans at the Bradenton Beach
Recycling Center at Coquina Bayside. We also take
newspaper and corrugated cardboard. Open 7 days
a week, 8:30am to 1pm. Staffed by valued volunteers
- call and become one at 778-1005, ext. 0. Let's save
our earth recycle!


YARD SALE FRIDAY May 4, 8am-11am. Last one
ever, everything goes, odds and ends, two seater,
chairs. 804 N. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria.

CARPORT SALE SATURDAY and Sunday, May 5 &
6, 9am. Tables, lamps, miscellaneous. 2219 Ave. C.,
Bradenton Beach.

GARAGE SALE SATURDAY, May 5, 8am-noon.
Furniture, household, bicycle, TV and dishes. 67th
Street, Holmes Beach.

YARD SALE SATURDAY, May 5, 9am-?. Dishes,
McDonald's Barbies .25/each, books, shoes, clothes,
something for everyone. A few collectibles. Rain
date: May 12. 409 72nd St., Holmes Beach.

YARD SALE, Friday-Saturday, May 6-7, 8am-noon.
Kids, toys, books, clothes. Camping, sports, fishing
equipment. Tools, furniture, yard equipment. 105
Fourth St. S., Bradenton Beach.

SALE FRIDAY-SUNDAY, May 6-8, 9am-5pm. Lots of
collectibles, jewelry, antiques, wicker chest, two an-
tique rattan chairs, coffee table, small entertainment
center, new tarp, new rugs, set of dishes, new dog
gate, clothing, much more miscellaneous, lamps, two
shabby-chic pieces. 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Next to Time Saver.


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.


FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything
else in The Islander, 778-7978.


Tih Islander

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


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


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

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Li-
brary. 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.

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

MAINTENANCE POSITION available at small motel
on Longboat Key. Must be hard worker, flexible and
have good work history. 383-2434.

NEED PART-TIME mature person to work in ice
cream/coffee house. Call Mama Lo by the Sea, 779-
1288. Also need dependable cleaning person.

SALES CLERK weekends, nights. Seniors welcome,
apply Shell Land, 301 Gulf Drive, Bradenton 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!


FRAN MAXON

REAL ESTATE Inc.
., 9701 Gulf Drive PO Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216
(941)778-2307. 1-800-306-9666
www.franmaxonrealestate.com mis
Est. 1970
VISIT OUR NEW SALES OFFICE LOCATED AT
310 PINE AVENUE, ANNA MARIA (941) 779-0304

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

VACATION RENTALS Call for our color brochure 800 306-9666
or visit us at www.franmaxonrealestate.com

ANNUAL RENTALS: 2BR/2BA duplex with garage ~ $825 month


2217 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, Florida 34217
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LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Available
evening, weekend. For any computer needs-hard-
ware, software, network, commercial, private. Call
778-8473.

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

WALL & CEILING REPAIR Water damaged drywall,
hand and spray texture, professional painting. Reli-
able-oyer 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.

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


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.

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 miCl. Clean, friendly service. Island
Transportation, 7am-3am. 737-0336.

CHAMBERLAIN PROFESSIONAL CLEANING.
Residential, condos. E experienced, affordable, de-
pendable, honest. Local references. Call 750-4772,
leave message.

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


NEED A RIDE? Will take you anywhere. Call now:
941-723-7871. 48-hour notice for Sarasota,
Clearwater, Tampa airport pick-ups or deliveries.

FREE HAULING: I will clear out everything in your
garage, spare room or attic. 545-5552.

RENAISSANCE COLOUR DESIGN interior/exterior
painting, faux-design finish specialist, pressure
cleaning. We take pride in our work. All work guaran-
teed. Licensed/insured. James Delp, 753-9381.

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

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT If you're not totally satis-
fied with your rental income, call Bruce Skorupa, Prop-
erty manager, T. Dolly Young Real Estate. 778-0807.

IN-HOME COMPUTER TUTOR: 40-years experi-
ence. using the latest teaching technology unknown
to other tutors. Also I transfer programs from one
computer to another. Certified computer professor,
383-5372.


GULFSIDE CONDO One of only two
gulfside condos in Holmes Beach. Beautiful
furnishings and pleasant views of Gulf of
Mexico. Lighted tennis court, heated pool
and sauna. Very well maintained. $399,000.
Quentin Talbert 704-9680. MLS#74843







LA PLAYITA 2BR/2BA condo near beach,
shopping and easy Island access. Large pool
and sun deck, just remarcited. View of Gulf.
$195,000. Dave Vande Vrede 778-4388.


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FOURPLEX ON A CANAL? Sportsman
Harbor, 3 1BR/1 BA and 1 2BR/1.5BA. Excel-
lent seasonal or annual rental. Breathtaking
views of canal to Intracoastal. Has two
docks. The numbers work. $499,000.
Quentin Talbert 778-4800 or 704-9680.


BRADENTON BEACH DUPLEX Just steps
from the beach, 2BR/2BA each side and laun-
dry hook-up in both units, enclosed storage on
ground level for each unit. $259,900. Denny
Rauschl 778-4800. MLS#72393. Easy to show!


ISLAND LOT Lowest price lot on Island. Tree shaded corner lot, one block to beach
and shopping. $99,900. Ed Oliveira 778-4800 or 778-1199.

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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
,and' Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Hauling By the cut or by the month.
S i ie We Monitor Irrigation Systems
INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
778-1345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
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Check our references:
"Quality work at a reasonable price.
Licensed/Insured Serving Anna Maria Island Since 1986 761-8900


Paradise Improvements 778-4173
Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
Replacement Doors and Windows
S Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
S Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
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na Maria Storag .

Only a few spots left!
413 Pine Avenue 778-5354


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


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WATERING RESTRICTIONS
Rules in effect for Manatee County:
> Lawn and landscape watering is limited to one
day a week.
> Addresses ending in even numbers (or A M):
Tuesday.
> Addresses ending in odd numbers (or N Z):
Sunday.
> Irrigation not allowed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Irrigation with treated waste water allowed any
time.)
> Owners can wash their vehicles anytime as long
as they use a hand-held hose with a shut-off nozzle.
(Pull the car on the lawn to wash!)
> Rinsing boats and flushing of boat motors is
allowed for ten minutes daily.
> Hand-watering of plants. NOT LAWNS, is
permitted any day.
Questions or comments? Call the South-
west Florida Water Management District
(Swiftmud) toll-free: 1-800-423-1476.


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HOUSE CLEANING SERVICE available. Call 779-
2427 for more info.

"HANDY ANTHONY" Jack of Most Trades! 20-year
Island resident, painting, masonry, plumbing/electri-
cal repairs. Installation of floors, windows, cabinets.
778-6000.



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

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

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

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



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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GRIFFITHS' ISLAND PAINT/ paper services: 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.

25 YEARS EXPERIENCE, highly skilled, dependable
restoration/renovation expert, carpenter, fine finish-
ing contractor. Kitchen/bathroom specialist. Repairs,
painting. 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,
additions, 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 fam-
ily. No smoking/pets. $3,000/month. 798-2000.

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

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

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

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


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

MAY-OCTOBER 2001, 2BR/1BA, furnished seasonal. 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.


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Custom Finishes John Kreiter
Texturi.ng ... 941-792-4761
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BRADENTON BEACH large annual 2BR/2BA, car-
port, storage shed, W/D hook-up, glimpse of Gulf.
$775/month. 941-625-2889.

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

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

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

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

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.

CHARMING ISLAND HOME On deep water canal.
2BR/2BA, completely furnished, garage, laundry,
dock, many extra's. $600/week, $1,800/month. Avail-
able-AMay 1. 1813) 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 1 BR/1BA Bradenton Beach. One
block to beach/bay. 203 Second St. N., #3, $625/
month, $625 deposit. 813 258-2411, available May 1.

VACATION RENTALS 2BR apartments across from
beautiful beach. $350 per week. Summer dates still
available. Almost Beach Apartments 778-2374.

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

SUMMER IN VERMONT! Leave your airconditioning
behind when you come to this great resort area in the
mountains of southern Vermont. Terrific amenities
in.::udingr 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-
2366-6r e-mail: skihome@ sover.net


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.

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.

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

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

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

ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/2BA elevated duplex, dish-
washer, garage, utility room, washer/dryer hook-up,
open deck. $825/month. Call Fran Maxon Real Es-
tate 778-2307.

SINGLE OR MULTIPLE office executive space avail-
able on the Island. Behind the new Eckerds, starting
at $395/month. For information contact Bill Jones,
Island Real Estate, 778-6066.

SPECTACULAR VIEWS of the Sunshine Skyway
Bridge and Tampa Bay. 2BR/2BA, updated and
ready to move into. $1,500/month, annual. Barbara
Mayo, Wagner Realty, 778-2246.

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

ANNUAL 2BR/1BA unfurnished elevated duplex.
Beautiful, $745/month. Also, 1 BR/1 BA furnished du-
plex, $575/month, Holmes Beach. Both steps to
beach. Call 924-5199 or 941-410-4466 cell.

ANNUAL 3BR/2BA Holmes Beach elevated duplex,
near Gulf. Carport, dishwasher, washer/dryer. Avail-
able May 15, viewable May 3. $800/month plus se-
curity deposit. Well-trained dog, OK. 778-0165.


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ANNUAL RENTAL WANTED: 1 or 2BR, unfur-
nished. Prefer Holmes Beach or Anna Maria City.
Excellent Island references. No pets/non-smoker.
Call 779-1045.

2BR/1BA COTTAGE. Furnished, digital cable,
phone, washer/dryer. Two blocks to beach and bay.
Semi-annual $850/month plus utilities. Monthly rates
available. 779-2393

STUDIO BUNGALOW furnished. Digital cable,
phone, washer/dryer. One block to beach and bay.
$500/month plus utilities semi-annual. Monthly rates
available, 779-2393.

PRIME COMMERCIAL space, 900 sq. feet. Open to
see Friday-Sunday, 9am-5am. 778-4451.

1 BR/1 BA FURNISHED apartment. Clean, comfy, lo-
cated at marina. Wooded lot. $675/month includes
utilities. No pets. 778-1086.

ANNUAL: GROUND-level duplex. 1BR/1BA on
Bradenton Beach bayfront (one block from Gulf of
Mexico). Single-car parking, $700/month. Elevated
duplex, 2/3BR/2BA, Holmes Beach, renovated, ga-
rage, washer/dryer, $1,500/month, furnished, utilities
included. Both in quiet, peaceful surroundings. No
pets/smokers. First, last and security. Call 779-9074.

1BR/1BA CONDO: Pool, unfurnished, semi or an-
nual lease. $600/month, 778-1915.

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778-6696
Evenings: 779-2237

SMike Norman Realty, inc.
3101 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach


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

260 FEET on Palma Sola Bay, zoned RDD4.5., Re-
duced $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.

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.

BRADENTON BEACH five units, four 1BR/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.




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


PERICO BAY CONDO Beautiful water views
overlooking 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.

TURNKEY HOME for sale. Adult park, views of
Intracoastal. Jacuzzi. Sandpiper Mobile Resort.
$18,000. 778-1140.



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5 Left
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director De Sica
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nets, granite counters, tiled kitchen and baths. Obser-
vation deck. Doug Newcomer 778-2261. MLS#74295


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