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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
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Creation Date: May 9, 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 9, 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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Skimmini the news ... Special Island map in this issue ... see page 16.


Br Anna Maria



The


Islander


Festive times ... inside.


"The Best News on Anna Maria Island"


ISLANDER


Volume 9, no. 26, May 9, 2001 FREE


First turtle nester on Island a solo act


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
A mother sea turtle made the first nest of the year
on Anna Maria Island May 2 and a week later she's still
all alone.
When the rest of this year's turtle horde arrives,
their Island protectors can handle their nests in style
with a surprise four-wheel donation.
Suzi Fox, who holds the state marine turtle preser-
vation permit for Anna Maria Island, said the first log-
gerhead mother came ashore on south Coquina Beach.
She crawled high up a dune, dug down a couple of feet,
laid up to 100 eggs, covered them and left them to the


Who determines

what's sold to

Island kids?
By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Ellen Marshall, a 50-plus-year resident of Anna
Maria and former publisher of the first weekly news-
paper for the Island in 1949, is mad as hell.
She's upset over the type of merchandise sold in a
local store and as a longtime Guardian Ad Litem vol-
unteer, from 1981 until her eyesight began to fail in re-
cent years, she stands ready to advocate for the inno-
cence of children again.
Marshall has elaborated her beliefs in a letter to the
editor this week.
She is pleading with the Island mayors and com-
munity leaders to eliminate the merchandise she con-
siders objectionable from one local store.
A fine line is being drawn in the sand here. On one
hand, business holds the freedom to buy and sell mer-
chandise as it deems appropriate. But another faction
of the community is prepared to to protect the inno-
cence of children.
PLEASE SEE INAPPROPRIATE, NEXT PAGE


incubating mercies of warm sun and sand.
She went high on the dune, Fox theorizes, because
it's still a bit cool for nesting and she sought the warmer
sand farthest from the shore. Warm sand is what turtles
like, humans can't measure it properly so we go by the
temperature of water off the beach. When the water hits
80 degrees the sand is about right for turtles, and the
water is still a bit short of that warmth 76 degrees
over the weekend.
The first nest is out of the "danger zone," the part of
the Island beach to be renourished in a project scheduled
to start this summer. Since construction will disturb'the
beach and the turtles, the nests there will be moved by


volunteers of Turtle Watch to safe territory, Coquina
Beach. The project will run from 13th Street South in
Bradenton Beach to 79th Street in Holmes Beach, and
from Oak Avenue to Sycamore in Anna Maria City.
The volunteers and their chief, Fox, got a real leg
up on moving nests with a donation from a virtual
stranger to them. Reed Mapes of Ironworks Motorcycle
Co. in Bradenton gave them an all-terrain vehicle to use
as long as they need it, complete with free maintenance
and a trailer to move it around.
It is a Polaris Magnum 500 model, Fox said, with
PLEASE SEE FIRST TURTLE, NEXT PAGE


Making their own fun
Matt Tornai, 14, rolling up on the left, and Christian Chamberlain, 10, completing a jump, both of Holmes
Beach, and Alex Phillips, 10, of Anna Maria, took turns utilizing a unique skateboard ramp in front of the
Artists Guild beach mural in Holmes Beach recently. Tornai said he borrowed the ramp, which he hopes to
purchase soon, from a friend. On its side, it's an excellent ramp for small jumps; standing up, four casters
make it easily portable. They have hopes an area on the Island will be set aside as a skateboard park soon.
Islander Photo: Bonner Futch


Planning board to discuss


rezone for TideMark project


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach Planning and Zoning Board is
expected to discuss whether the city's comprehensive
land-use plan allows the city to rezone two duplexes so
developers can build TideMark Lodge as they envision.
The meeting is scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday,
May 9, in city chambers on Marina Drive and is open
to the public.
Most of the TideMark property the former Pete
Reynard's/Marina Bay restaurants is zoned C-3
commercial.
The two lots at the east end of the 4-acre tract are
zoned R-1 residential. The R-l (single-family residen-
tial) property presently has two duplex buildings,
which amount to a legal, nonconforming use.
The duplexes butt against a bayfront home at the


end of Sunrise Lane, a private street that runs off Gulf
Drive adjacent to the present Eckerd store.
Developer Nick Easterling of Carlingford Devel-
opment is asking to change the R-1 properties to C-3
zoning, which according to'city code, when packaged
with the existing restaurant/marina property, will allow
its use for lodging.
According to Assistant Superintendent of Public
Works Bill Saunders, "in order to get the lodging in
there and there's a twist because there is no
residential zoning in the commercial use. But in the
definition of a marina, lodging is permitted, although
there can be no permanent residence associated with
"the development."
Saunders said, "Once it's all one property, they will
PLEASE SEE TIDEMARK, PAGE 4


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PAGE 2 0 MAY 9, 2001 N THE ISLANDER
Innapropriate merchandise?
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

The Island community is asking where the line is
drawn in this case, over a new business that moved
into town and brought with it merchandise that, to
some, is offensive.
Beach Unlimited on East Bay Drive in Holmes
Beach has become the focal point of concern. Marshall
says the store caters to a clientele that isn't represen-
tative of those who live and work. on the Island.
Certainly the array of clothing bearing colorful "Anna
Maria Island" graphics is acceptable. However, the store
also offers merchandise that is sexually suggestive.
The underlying issue is not just about shot glasses
and T-shirts covered with innuendoes shelved in plain
view of minors. It's also about whether Holmes Beach
has opened its "welcoming arms" to potential adult-
oriented businesses.
The three Island cities currently have no ordi-
nances to regulate the type of merchandise sold in a
store. Zoning ordinances are currently written in broad
terms stating a store may sell clothing, for example, but
not specifically what type of clothing.
"If citizens have a problem they need to complain
to the leasing agent," advised Holmes Beach Mayor
Carol Whitmore.
It's true that the leasing agent may have some con-
trol over what is allowable under the terms of the lease.
Whitmore pointed out that Marco Polo, a tavern in the
Anna Maria Centre Shops, was not allowed to have a
pool table in its establishment.
The leasing agent for Benderson Development
Property Inc., which handles the retail center including
Shells, Walgreens and Beach Unlimited, was unavail-
able for comment.
Benderson owns and manages more than 350 prop-
erties in more than 30 states. The company's Web site
states that the key to its success is its ability to "recog-
nize and develop prime locations in addition to deliv-
ering the tenant mix and architectural aesthetics today's
consumers demand."
What about the consumer's right to demand mer-
chandise that is appropriately marketed to the commu-
nity in which they live?


Island's first turtle comes ashore
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
20 miles on the odometer.
"Isn't it wonderful?" she enthused. "I've never met
Mr. Mapes, but he said on the phone that the Island 'has
done so much for me, I wanted to give some back.'"
She already has Anna Maria City's permission to
run the ATV on the beach there, she said, and is await-
ing.word from Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach.
Meanwhile, Fox's namesake, the young green
turtle found injured and ailing in the Gulf a month ago
and dubbed Suzi by its caretakers, is so alive and well
that it will be sent home to the sea in about two weeks.
Fox said she was advised by Glen Harman, direc-
tor of the sea turtle program at the Clearwater Marine
Aquarium, where Suzi was treated, that he will bring
Suzi back to the Island for release back into the Gulf.
Both Suzis are ready and willing for the big
event.


"What is offensive to one person may not be offen-
sive to another person," said Anna Maria Mayor Gary
Deffenbaugh. "You might not like it, but it might not
fall under lewd or obscenity laws."
The Florida statutes outline the laws on obscene ma-
terials and addresses the protection of minors. The statute
defines "obscene" and "harmful to minors" as follows:
"The quality of any description, exhibition, presen-
tation, or representation, in whatever form, of nudity,
sexual conduct or sexual excitement when it predomi-
nantly appeals to the prurient, shameful, or morbid in-
terest of minors; is patently offensive to prevailing
standards in the adult community as a whole with re-
spect to what is suitable material for minors; and, taken
as a whole, is without serious literary, artistic, politi-
cal, or scientific value for minors."
According to the statute, it is unlawful for anyone to
knowingly sell to a minor any visual representation or
image of a person or portion of the human body which
depicts nudity or sexual conduct or sexual excitement
which is harmful to the minor. Explicit and detailed ver-
bal descriptions also fall under the same terms.
Nudity is defined by the statute to include a bare
bottom and a woman's bare breast.


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First nest hallmarks season start
This first loggerhead nest of the season was discov-
ered by Turtle Watch volunteer Arlene Byrne on her
early morning patrol. Byrne is remembered for
finding Sadie, the topsy-turvey loggerhead mother
that was injured on a Coquina Beach jetty, treated at
Mote Marine Laboratory and released last August.
The crawl marks are clearly visible in the fore-
ground. Islander Photo: Bonner Futch


It is also unlawful for harmful materials to be on
open display or within convenient reach of minors who
may frequent the retail establishment. Items can, how-
ever, be displayed behind an opaque covering.
It is up to the local police department and state at-
torneys to enforce this section of the statute.
Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay Romine has investi-
gated each complaint the department has received regard-
ing questionable merchandise at Beach Unlimited.
"What is offensive to the community is a gray
area," said Romine. "We determine whether we have
probable cause to make an arrest on a case-by-case
basis and so far it hasn't reached that level.
"We seek the least intrusive type of solution pos-
sible, and so far the store has been cooperative."
Should the police find probable cause to make an ar-
rest, it would be up to the state attorney's office to decide
if the alleged offense falls under the state statute.
"It's up to the city if they want to pass an ordinance
to prohibit specific types of merchandise from being
sold," said Romine. "We're gonna stay on top of any
complaints we get, but it's up to the officer's profes-
sional opinion to determine the best manner to handle
each case. Nothing is clear cut."


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Building official resignation


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By Paul Roat
With little fanfare, the Bradenton Beach City Com-
mission has accepted Building Official Roger Titus'
resignation. His last day will be May 11.
Mayor Gail Cole said he would meet with Mana-
tee County Administrator Ernie Padgett to request the
county's temporary assistance in handling building in-
spections and permits.
County Commission Jane von Hahmann said she
had spoken to Padgett on behalf of the city, and Padgett
had been agreeable to the county assisting Bradenton
Beach.
"Mr. Padgett said he would be more than happy to
assist in the interim in Bradenton Beach," she told com-
missioners last week.
Titus announced his resignation April 23.
"My plans were to retire from Bradenton
Beach," Titus said, "but the lack of knowledge of
what a building department requirements are by the
commission and the constant personal attack has
convinced me the task of pleasing this commission
is impossible.
"Every department is overworked and under-
staffed," Titus continued, "and if the individual city
commissioners would please examine your motives
before making a derogatory remark to the certified pro-
fessions that serve the city of Bradenton Beach, espe-
cially in a public meeting, the response and results
would be positive."
Titus started work in Bradenton Beach in May
1999.
City commissioners accepted his resignation with-
out comment and with one "no" vote, that of Commis-
sioner Berneitta Kays, a longtime supporter of Titus.
The commission has not yet advertised for a new
building official, instead opting to bring the matter up
during a workshop Friday. May 11, to discuss the pos-
sibility of revamping the entire building-planning pro-
cess in the city. That meeting will begin at ,9 a.m.


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THE ISLANDER 0 MAY 9, 2001 0 PAGE 3

Meetings

Anna Maria City
May 10, 7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda:
proclamation for civility month, waste management
rate increase, discussion on assisting Holmes Beach
maintain Gulf Drive, request for encumbrance in right
of way at 615 Rose St., resolution setting forth citizen
of the year award, approval of minutes and public com-
ment.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
May 11, 9 a.m., commission and department head
meeting to discuss planning department.
May 14, 1 p.m., budget work session.
May 14, 6:30 p.m., special commission work session
regarding Bay Drive South vacation request.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
May 9, 1 p.m., planning commission meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Of Interest
May 9, 7 p.m., special presentation regarding Island
trolley system, Holmes Beach City Hall.
May 10, 9:30 a.m., Citizen Advisory Committee of the
Island Transportation Planning Organization meeting,
Bradenton Beach City Hall.
May 14, 3 p.m., Island Transportation Planning Orga-
nization meeting, Bradenton Beach City Hall.
May 16, 6 p.m., West Manatee Fire & Rescue District
Commission meeting on adoption of fire assessment
fees, Station 1, 6001 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach

County height meeting May 15
Manatee County commissioners will hold a public
hearing on building height limitations at 9 a.m. Tues-
day, May 15, in the county administration building,
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TideMark Lodge goes to planners
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
be looking for a special-exception use with the entire
property designated a marina."
Easterling wants to build a lodge with 40 motel and
condominium units and a restaurant on the site and
needs the rezoning to complete the package.
The planning and zoning board will send its recom-
mendation to the city commission, which will hold the
first of two public hearings May 22 at 7 p.m. to discuss
the entire project.
Easterling said he doesn't think the zoning issue
will be a problem.
"I haven't heard anyone say they were opposed to
the rezoning," Easterling said. "As a matter of fact, I
haven't heard one negative comment about the project
from anyone. It's been nothing but positives. We have
supporting documents that show we meet all the re-
quirements of the city's comprehensive land-use plan
including the zoning change."
TideMark Lodge is the name Easterling and long-
time partner Chris Horsley have dubbed the venture.
The $16 million project could reap the city ap-
proximately $36,000 a year in tax revenues consider-
ing the city's current 2.25 millage rate. One mill is
worth $1 for every $1,000 of assessed taxable property.
Easterling and Horsley will be joined in the project
by 20-year Holmes Beach residents Steve and Judy
Titsworth. Titsworth is a contractor.
Ben Swirsky, a friend and partner of Easterling's
for 10 years, will manage the resort. For 30 years,
Swirsky has been the director of Four Seasons Hotels,
a worldwide favorite among frequent travelers.
The developer proposes to include nine hotel
rooms in the lodge, a 120-seat restaurant and bar, meet-
ing rooms for parties of 12 to 100 and a large verandah

Growing butterfly plants
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How to propagate new plants for butterfly
gardens will be taught at a meeting of the
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Association at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 13.
The meeting will be at Redeemer Lutheran'
Church, 6311 Third Ave. W.. Bradenton. Those
attending are to bring pruning shears or scissors,
and members are to bring cuttings or seeds. De-
tails may be obtained at 758-5140 or 792-4652.


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
In many ways, the budget ends up defining ev-
erything the city is and does. That's the word from
Anna Maria City Commissioner Jay Hill and the
administrative code committee he chairs.
The committee met May 2 to finalize a list of
areas for which they think the city needs firm op-
erational guidelines on how the city conducts its
day-to-day business. At several meetings during the
last two months, the committee has explored the
administrative procedures of Holmes Beach and
other cities of similar or slightly larger size.
Getting something specific in place before the
budget process begins for the next fiscal year, Oc-
tober 2001-02, is a first priority with the commit-
tee. Resident Brenda Holland is the committee
member charged with looking into financial mat-
ters. She said she feels strongly that the city needs
to change its approach to setting up the budget, and
they need to do it now as the process for setting next
year's budget will begin in June.
"What we need is for department heads to come
to the first budget hearing with their budgets made up,"
Holland said. "We should get something that says 'I


on the front of the lodge.
The lodge will be half the size of Marina Bay Restau-
rant, or 10,775 square feet, according to the site plan.
Thirty-one units in raised cottages are proposed in
the area surrounding the lodge. The combined restau-
rant/duplex property is 4.06 acres and current density
allows 10 units per acre.
A second phase of Easterling's plans includes
Captain's Marina, a stone's throw across the basin to
the north. It involves putting up eight more cottage
units where the marina and boat shed now stand, the
site plan shows.
Captain's Marina is owned by Marc and Lynn
Modisett, who say they do not have contract with
Easterling, but added they think Easterling's project is
a good idea.


need this amount of money and here's why."'
Chairman Hill said he would like to see a gen-
eral policy statement so that department heads can't
come in and say they want such-and-such an
amount without specifying what the funds will be
used for.
He said he wants to see Anna Maria operate the
budget process the way other cities do. "We need
detailed budget requests from department heads
specifying what they intend to do for the next year,"
Hill said.
The committee decided to ask city commis-
sioners for guidance on designing a policy state-
ment and process for preparing next year's budget
at the commission's May 10 meeting.
Other areasin which the committee would like
to ask for the commission's guidance include com-
munication and information, personnel and human
resources where formal job descriptions are of par-
ticular concern to the committee. It will also seek
guidance on financial issues including purchasing,
budgeting and long-range planning, legislative
rules and miscellaneous items.
The committee will meet again May 16 at 1:30
p.m. at Anna Maria City Hall.


"We look forward to the development of the
former Pete Reynard's property," the Modisetts said.
"We feel that Nick has a viable project proposal worth
pursuing."
The Modisetts also say people have the impression
they're going out of business due to the publicity sur-
rounding Easterlings plans. "To all our valued custom-
ers, we are here to help with your fishing or boating
needs," Modissett said. "We'll even listen to your sto-
ries about the big one that got away."
Easterling said it's his group's intent to work with
the Modisetts.
"I think the world of Marc and Lynn," Easterling
said. "We don't have a contract, but I think we can
work with them. Hopefully, we can come to an agree-
ment that's a win for the Modisetts and for TideMark."


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Cortez Road project remains stalled, but still planned
By Jim Hanson DOT already has offered longer "pedestrian ref- modation of Sunny Shores traffic at the east end of
Islander Correspondent uge islands" in medians, sidewalks and bike lanes on Cortez.
Cortez Road expansion remains in semi-limbo, both sides of the road, pedestrian warning signs and The project is budgeted for $800,000 and is to be
with the state trying again to figure out what's needed a signalized crosswalk at 119th Street, and accom- built during the 2001-02 fiscal year.
and at least one Manatee County commissioner sure of
what's wanted.
Commissioner Jane von Hahmann has a better than
2-to-1 indicator that most Cortezians favor the state's
proposal to put a left-turn lane up the middle of Cortez
Road.
She polled householders in the historic fishing vil- .
lage by mail, asking them whether they preferred some
form of the state proposal, a roundabout, or to leave the
road alone.
She was already aware that many of the people "f
who attended public meetings on the matter opposed
the turn lane, she said, but needed to hear from all of -, r" '- "-
Cortez.
The response was heavily for the Florida Depart- ,
ment of Transportation's plan to widen the road, install i
a third lane in the middle for turns, and include some 1 .
crosswalks with traffic safety islands. -
Results of the survey:
Keep the road as it is, no change 21.
Go ahead with third lane, per DOT 105.
Switch to roundabouts instead 18. "
Just how those respondents would like to have theirI;,.
wishes implemented was not part of the survey. That
is what DOT is churning over now, at the direction of ./O
the Board of County Commissioners, including Von
Hahmann. .
DOT is expected to come back to the commission-
ers with refined plans sometime in May, she said.
Gene O'Dell of the DOT's district office said road T
designers are considering narrowing lanes from 12 feet -
to I1. elevating the road's shoulders, and a number of
other possibilities, including: t
Install modified speed bumps to calm traffic. Wow, is it Dungy?
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01ini0n


Don't miss the point
Someone from the Martinique high-rise condo-
miniums (North or South? It seems there's a distinc-
tion) wanted to take exception to our comment in last
week's editorial "Speak up now."
Failing to make a distinction between the past and
present, the caller also related racism in the 1950s to the
local attitude from the '70s that the six-story high rise
in Holmes Beach was a "traitor to the Island lifestyle."
While we fail to make a direct correlation, we
agree that both are "history." The past. Over and dealt
with.
The caller was admittedly new to the Martinique,
unaware of Island history and the controversy that
brewed over approval of the first only high-rise
on the Island.
Former Holmes Beach City Clerk/Commissioner
Betty Hill recalled that when zoning ordinances were
rewritten in the '70s, the height restriction was omitted.
She said the developer picked up on the oversight in a
"small legal ad in The Islander."
Shortly thereafter, the zoning blunder was cor-
rected, but the Martinique slipped through.
Most Islanders take pride in the fact that Anna
Maria Island has remained "low key." We compare our
mostly cottage-like atmosphere (million-dollar homes
to the contrary) to the high-rise vistas of Longboat Key,
Siesta Key and St. Pete Beach with pride.
We're sorry Mr. Newcomer resents our history, but
that's just what it is. History.
Hopefully, Island citizens are focused on the real
issue, the 35-foot height restriction ordinance being
considered by Manatee County commissioners May
15.
The ordinance will affect Planned Development
Residential Zoning Districts, not the downtown or ur-
ban core. It will not affect development already in-
volved in the planning process, such as Arvida's pro-
posal for Perico Island.
But what is at issue for Anna Maria Island and the
county is the ability to control coastline views the
remaining shoreline.
Citizens wishing to express an opinion can call
county commissioners at 748-4501, address correspon-
dence to them at 1112 Manatee Ave. W, Bradenton FL
34205, or direct e-mail to them from the county Web
site at www.co.manatee.fl.us.
Better yet, attend the meeting at 9 a.m. Tuesday,
May 15, in downtown "Bradentown" on the first floor
of the nine-story, 135-foot-tall, Manatee County Ad-
ministration Building.



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Let your voice be heard
Hopefully, Island citizens will turn out in large num-
bers on May 15th to support the concepts involved in
Ordinance 01-23, better known as the 35-foot height pro-
posal for Planned Development Residential Zoning dis-
tricts.
The public hearings will determine the ability of
the Manatee County Commission to control coastline
viewsheds. Citizens wishing to express an opinion can
call their county commissioners at 748-4501 or write
a letter to the commissioners at 1112 Manatee Ave. W,
Bradenton, Fl 34205, or attend the meeting at 9 a.m.
No one will know your opinion if you don't tell the
commissioners. Citizens need to exercise their voices
NOW.
Joan Perry, Holmes Beach

Show support
We wish to urge your support for the implementa-
tion of height restrictions by the Manatee Board of
County Commissioners at its meeting on the Compre-
hensive Plan/Land Use Code.
Budmon and Carol Davis, Bradenton

Guilty, says he
In response to the letter from Mr. Neville of
Holmes Beach (Your Opinion, April 25), I say this to
you:
If you are accusing me of being "a leader of the
common people," if you are accusing me of being "a
person who tries to stir up the people by appeals to
emotion, prejudice, etc., to win them over quickly and
so gain power," then I stand proudly guilty as accused.
(Webster's New World Dictionary, Third College Edi-
tion, and as referenced to the word "democracy.")
For if not for the demagogic nature of our founding
fathers we would still be bowing to a king and a queen and
lifting our bonnet to check our oil. But I forgive you your
ignorance (refer to a dictionary definition) for you know
not what you say. Armchair politicians are like armchair


quarterbacks: critics and non-participants. I speak from
first-hand knowledge: I participate in the process.
Where do you get your information, if I may be so
bold as to ask? From reading our local and biased tab-
loid, or from a friend of a friend of a friend?
If you are accusing me of participating in democ-
racy, I thank you.
William Jesse Correll Jr., Anna Maria

Bad policy, bad politics
On our last day in Holmes Beach for this season we
got the disturbing news that Florida Rep. Michael
Bennett, and undoubtedly his real estate friends, are
trying to destroy the "Old Florida" tradition of Anna
Maria Island. Has he forgotten that the people of Mana-
tee County elected him to office, not the real estate de-
velopers or the City of Bradenton?
Adding the amendment to House Bill 1617 at the
last minute in hopes that no one was looking tells a lot
about the character of the sponsor and his disregard for
long-standing principles that have made local rule the
success of most cities and, in particular, our Anna
Maria Island cities. Tallahassee should not be deter-
mining the height of buildings in Manatee County.
Perhaps Mr. Bennett doesn't read his newspapers
from the area he represents! Otherwise how could he
not be aware of the outrage about the proposed Arvida
development? More likely, he has succumbed to pres-
sures from the City of Bradenton and Arvida to take
control of its development out of local hands.
Holmes Beach, Tallahassee style, is not what we
need or want. Not only is it bad policy, it's bad politics
and let's hope that Michael Bennett doesn't have to
wait until reelection time to find out!
George and Sharlet Wilson

Postal service suffers
Customer service and courtesy went out the door
when Ron Smith and Judy Adams left the Anna Maria
Post Office. We miss you!
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Oil, water don't mix
Nobody ever said politics was easy.
In keeping with this being the era of Florida resid-
ing squarely in the center of national politics we have


tourism's value
The worth of tourism to the Island is being
emphasized by local businesses and the Anna
Maria Island Chamber of Commerce during Na-
tional Tourism Week May 7 to 12, the chamber
said.
Patty Murray, assistant executive director, said
the chamber's information center at 5337 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach, helped 2,200 individuals
who had inquiries about the Island in February and
1,900 in March.
SThe chamber's Web site drew 198,000 hits.
during March, she said, with that many individuals
referring to www.annamariachamber.com for in-
formation. Most of the personal visitors to the in-
formation center and the computer visitors to the
Web site look for help on accommodations, restau-
rants, businesses and so on, Murray said.
SOne inquiry came from West Java in the far
reaches of the Pacific Ocean, asking for an Island
guidebook. Other hits came from Tonga, Australia
and many places around the world, but most were


another touchy situation developing here in the Sun-
shine State. It seems that the Bush brothers are facing
what appears to be, at least on the surface, their first
serious clash of agendas. And as interesting as the re-
sulting give and take may be from an spectator's per-
spective, this particular bone of contention just so hap-
pens to strike very close to home. It boils down to this:
Will the federal government overrule the wishes of the
people of the state of Florida and permit large-scale ex-
ploration of oil and natural gas in the Gulf of Mexico?
The early money is saying it will. No shock there.
It wouldn't surprise me in the least if the petrol
pessenovantes plan to magnanimously concede on the
right to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge -
a fight they most likely would have lost anyway and
then swing their prodigious opinion-making machinery


in special week
from other parts of Florida, the eastern U.S. and
Canada.
The chamber relies on the Bradenton Area Con-
vention and Visitors Bureau for most of its tourist
data, she said. The agency provides such informa-
tion as the top origin points of American visitors to
the area (Florida, Michigan, Ohio, New York, Mas-
sachusetts) and international visitors (Canada,
United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland).
The visitors stayed an average 5.4 days each at
room rates that averaged $121.03 in 2000, $120.28
in 2001, dining out 3.9 times each during their stay.
Tom Kubik, president of the Anna Maria
chamber, said even those not directly connected
to the tourism business reap benefits from a
healthy tourist trade.
"It's similar to a community that has a large
primary employer, such as a factory," Kubik said.
"When the factory is doing well, the entire commu-
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5,000 miles to the south. For one thing the Gulf isn't a
protected area and for another working conditions are
a far sight easier then inside Arctic Circle. Which
means the margins will most likely be better.
The public relations challenge ahead of them will
remain the same, however. They will still need to con-
vince enough people that what is in reality a lousy idea
is actually in our collective best interest.
Arguing that this move is necessary to insure
American energy independence is nonsense. From
what I understand the retrievable amount of oil and
natural gas in question here is enough to supply the
United States in its entirety for 90 days. Now I'm not
saying that that isn't a substantial amount of fossil fuel
but at the same time in the grand scheme of things
- it's the proverbial drop in the bucket.
The people who support this project do so for one
and only one reason; personal profit. Whereas the
amount of oil to be pumped is not nearly enough to
provide the needs of the nation for long, it is certainly
more than enough to create any number of fortunes
among the well connected. We must not lose sight that
the potential for long-term damage to the waters and
shores of the Gulf far outweighs any short-term mon-
etary gain.
The waters of the Gulf which grace the shores of
our homes are as close to pristine as you can get for an
environment in which human beings play so direct a
role. All empirical evidence available, from the ama-
teur birdwatcher to the commercial fisherman to the
scientists at Mote Marine reinforces that position. De-
liberately pursuing a course of action which may very
well result in harm to these waters will be more than
just an environmental outrage. It may very well be a fi-
nancial one as well. How many people do you know
who want to fish or swim in oily water?
Which reminds me of the time Pete Clipple took
Steve Ananciz and me surfing off Santa Barbara. For
a bunch of guys from Long Island who had grown up
listening to the Beach Boys and watching the Endless
Summer, it was a dream come true. One small problem,
however. When we got out of the water an hour later I
noticed a number of dime-sized globs of sticky black
goo on various parts of my body. A little souvenir from
the rigs offshore. So much for California Dreaming.
Are we going to let that happen here?


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Opinion


Limiting Beach Unlimited
This is not a "to whom it may concern" letter, and
it is not a voice crying in the wilderness. I am a retired
businesswoman who has been on Anna Maria Island
since 1947 and built my first home in the City of Anna
Maria in 1949.
With this introduction may I say this letter is being
written because I feel we have a possible serious prob-
lem brewing that the good citizens of our beloved Is-
land will feel the need to assume some responsibility
for and ascertain just how this problem started.
I have spoken with the city mayors and both the
mayor of Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach are going
to be in touch with the mayor of Holmes Beach, who
is at this point doing all she can do to assist in this ef-
fort.
Now for the problem, a new emporium recently
opened on the land adjoining the Publix market called
Beach Unlimited. As Mayor Carol Whitmore told me
when I learned store hours are from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.,
every day including Sunday, the only thing I could do
was ask the police whose hands are also tied to
please arrange surveillance in that parking lot, espe-
cially on a Sunday night when nothing else is open. I
want to be sure that the young people who work in that
store get safely in their cars and on their way home.
It seems that the commercial property on which
Beach Unlimited is located runs all the way to Shells
restaurant and the owner of record is Benderson Cor-
poration and the leasing agent is Benderson.
About the store, recently a young 22-year-old
woman, a member of my household, replied to a help-
wanted sign in front of this store. As she wanted some
extra hours during the summer, she was immediately
employed. Her shift in the store was 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
and her pay was $7 per hour. The employees in this
store all punch a time clock.
My young lady, after a short period of time, de-
cided she was not comfortable in this kind of work en-
vironment and she signed out. The reason for her dis-
comfort was the fact that she recognized almost imme-
diately that all the merchandise was strictly for teenag-
ers who are en route to.high school. There was noth-
ing in the store that would attract an adult and there was
really nothing in the store for the beach except a few
chairs and peek-a-boo dresses that young girls might
find amusing.
Everything in the store is on racks and it looks as
though these racks are consigned. And it is reasonable
to presume that this is exactly the way the store own-
ers purchased this merchandise. I understand that at
least one or two other stores on Anna Maria Island have
some of the merchandise folded on tables and hanging
on the walls in Beach Unlimited, which are manufac-
tured by a corporation called "Big Johnson."
It is also the understanding of this writer that one
of the stores no longer carries the Big Johnson items,
but with an unlimited supply from Beach Unlimited,
why should any other store wish to compete?
Another interesting item in Beach Unlimited is a
beer bong, which most high school young people are
familiar with. For those of you who aren't, it is a fun-
nel-shape container with something similar to a garden
hose attached. The hose goes in your mouth and the
funnel holds multiple cans of beer so the user can brag
to their friends that they can drink four cans of beer at
once. Imagine how the reputation of this item scores
with friends.
Enough about the store, I want to mention now that
this particular problem in Holmes Beach is to be in the
area of the proposed new middle school. The concern
now is that Beach Unlimited is certainly the wrong
neighbor for a middle school.
In talking further with Mayor Whitmore, she is of
the opinion that there is not much that the city can do.
This is a problem for the citizens.
Up to a point I agree with her. I sold real estate for
some 32 years and like many of our citizens, I'm well
aware of the fact that if you own property you can sell
to whomever you please and the purchaser can place
any type of building on it so long as the property is
Szoned for it.
However, what I would like to suggest is that our
citizens become interested in what is being built in their


Some merchandise in this Holmes Beach store is
called "questionable" by some Islanders. Islander
Photo: Bonner Futch

cities and that questionable merchandise being sold in
a store would require proper identification just as
needed in a video store.
When election time rolls around, it will be the time
when our city commissioners can introduce to the vot-
ing public exactly what they stand for.
In closing, may I thank you for your courtesy to me
in reading this letter and if you have any suggestions
or opinions to add, I suggest you contact your elected
officials or The Islander.
Ellen Marshall, Anna Maria

Gratitude for all
We would like to thank all who contributed to and
participated in the fourth annual benefit to raise funds
for the Lou Fiorentino Memorial Scholarship Fund. It
is because of their generosity that the event was a huge
success.
In the past three years the benefits have raised
$31,000 for the fund. Using a portion of that money,
the scholarship committee sent 43 Island youths to
summer residential camps and purchased a four-tile
design in Lou's name for the wall at Anna Maria El-
ementary School.
This year's benefit raised $12,000 for the fund, and
a portion will be used to award residential camp schol-
arships for this summer. Scholarship applications are
available at the Anna Maria Island Community Center
and participating schools.
The remainder of the funds will be used to build a
permanent endowment for the annual scholarships.
Thank you for helping us get closer to our goal. We
encourage you to participate in next year's benefit.
Scholarship Committee

Congratulations
on Tour of Homes
Congratulations on the success of the eighth annual
Anna Maria Tour of Homes! Thank you to the entire
Islander staff and all the sponsors, homeowners, vol-
unteers and Chairperson Herta Bowes and her commit-
tee.
The Tour of Homes is an Island event that involves
nearly 1,500 individuals, many of whom travel from as
far away as Lakeland for a touch of Island hospitality.
The benefits to our Island children from this event can
be measured by the outcome of our after-school pro-
gram and the Responsible Educated Adolescents Can
Help program.
Under the direction of Herta, a hard working team
prepared to make this year's tour better than ever. Gra-
cious homeowners shared their beautifully unique
homes that pleased and delighted so many of us.
Thanks to all the wonderful volunteers who used
their great artistic talents: the Eyeland Needlers created
the "Life on Anna Maria Island Quilt" and others do-
nated Island collectibles to the boutique. These items
brought joy and beauty to the individuals fortunate
enough to acquire them.
The Tour of Homes chairmen, committee leaders,
homeowners, volunteers and sponsors have a true pur-
pose in life. Their dedication to our youth deserves the
gratitude and recognition of our entire community be-


cause they commit a portion of their time, talent, trea-
sures and life to make a difference to future genera-
tions. On behalf of the board of directors, staff, fami-
lies and children we serve, a heartfelt thank you.
Pierrette Kelly, Island Community Center,
Executive Director


Thanks for service
A belated thank you to the pastors of the Island
churches and their willingness to be part of a very beau-
tiful ecumenical service.
Thanks also to St. Bernard Catholic Church for the
use of its church and to the providers of a delicious
coffee hour after the service.
Gladys Martineau, president,
All Islands Denominations


Remember When thanks
Thanks for your coverage of the Anna Maria Island
Historical Society's Remember When dinner and pag-
eant.
It was a successful, fun-filled evening. Thanks to
the Anna Maria Island Community Center; co-chair-
men Andy Little and Susan Lonzo; Joy Courtney, di-
rector; Luke Courtney, narrator; Marge Ebel, music
director; and all the actors, decorators, firemen and
everyone else involved.
It was the biggest and best ever.
Carolyne Norwood, AMIHS administrator


Thanks and prayers
On Friday, April 27, at approximately 4 p.m., I was
getting ready to put my small blind dog into our car for
a trip to the causeway beaches. He had on his retract-
able leash. Somehow, he got tangled and the mecha-
nism that keeps him from being able to go as he pleases
did not hold.
He was hit on Gulf Drive, where we live. The driver
was a wonderful person and I do not know who cried the
hardest, this lovely caring lady or myself. She was fright-
ened to death and tried to swerve away from "Dusty,"
putting herself in danger, but she did bump him.
I was very upset and then there were some very
lovely girls that stopped and tried to help us. They
called Holmes Beach police, who held back the traffic
so that I could get out of my driveway and take my little
friend to the doctor.
Thank goodness for the excellent care we received
at the Island Animal Clinic. The assistants and the vet,
Dr. Jane Carolyn, were wonderful to me and Dusty.
I would like to thank everyone who helped us and
to let them know that the Dusty Dog is fine and that
they will be in my prayers for their kindness and con-
cern for a little old blind dog and his not so young mis-
tress.
Diane Crawford, Holmes Beach


Thanks for butterfly event
Thank you to everyone who made the Anna Maria
Island Butterfly Park sunset dinner and silent auction
a success.
Thank you to the Bradenton Beach Moose Lodge
for once again allowing us to have our dinner there and
to Captain John, Jim, Rita, Bob, Martha, David, Paul
and Cindy from the lodge you were all fabulous.
Thank you to Ginny's Antiques and Art and The
Islander for selling tickets. Thank you to The Islander
for all the announcements and pictures and for purchas-
ing a whole table of tickets.
Thank you to Jess Jewelers for the two bouquets of
flowers and to Home Depot for the flowering plants.
Thank you to Debbie Hegstrom, Beverly Morre, Louis
Strickland, Robyn's Nest and Geraldson Farms for
their donations to the silent auction.
Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets and
attended the event and to everyone who bid on the:.ilent
auction items, made purchases or gave a donation. And a
special thank you to my husband David for all his help.
We greatly appreciate everyone and everything.
Watch us'grow with the dollars raised!
Nancy /" ". Holmes Beach






THE ISLANDER E MAY 9, 2001 N PAGE 9


Anna Maria resident to seek charter review


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
"What we need is some clarity." That's what Anna
Maria resident Mady Iseman said about the city's char-
ter.
"Since I have been here and looking at this, I see
how unclear it is. No one has any direction," she said.
Iseman said she has been feeling angry about the
commission's decision to have the vice mayor chair the
meetings. "I really felt my rights were taken away.
When I voted for the mayor, it was with the idea that
he would do what has always been done. He would
chair the meetings," Iseman said.
"Now there are three people up there saying, 'no,
that's not the way it's supposed to be. It's always been
done wrong.'"


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Ringling School of Art and Design in the photography program. Her work in the exhibit was varied and
talented. With her is artist/student William Glennon, 17, a junior at MHS from Holmes Beach, and instructor
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members of committees only strengthened her resolve
to bring clarity to the city's charter.
That confusion arose after the commission autho-
rized Commissioner Jay Hill to head a committee to
study and make recommendations to the commission
about administrative procedures.
The city charter says "the mayor shall appoint
members of outside committees," and that's what some
commissioners said they thought would happen with
the Administrative Procedures Committee.
Hill said it was his understanding that he was to
chair the committee, appoint members, meet and come
back to the commission with recommendations.
Commissioner Linda Cramer asked City Attorney
Jim Dye for clarification on committee appointments


at the April 26 meeting.
Dye said it was his opinion that it was clear that the
mayor makes appointments to outside committees with
commission approval. He said what is not clear is the
definition of an outside committee.
Dye has also said the charter is unclear about who
is to chair commission meetings. Controversy has
swirled around one sentence in the charter dealing with
the duties of the vice mayor.
That sentence reads, "The vice mayor shall preside
at meetings of the commission and have such admin-
istrative duties as required to carry out the responsibili-
ties of and act as mayor during the absence or disabil-
ity of the mayor."
Some commissioners and residents interpret that
sentence to mean the vice mayor chairs the meetings.
Others say the sentence means that the vice mayor
should chair the meetings and perform other duties of
the mayor only when the mayor is out of town or oth-
erwise unable to conduct the meetings.
To further complicate matters, under the section of
the charter spelling out the duties of the mayor, there
is no mention of the mayor chairing the commission
meetings.
Dye said in the event that the charter is unclear, a
majority vote of the commission should decide on in-
terpretation, barring a hearing before an administrative
law judge.
Iseman said she thinks the citizens need to make
their own decisions about how to interpret the charter.
She said she has no quarrel with the commission's vote.
"I think everyone's intentions are good, but I think the
matter should rest with the citizens of Anna Maria,"
Iseman said.
"I just think it should be placed on a referendum
and all of us should vote on it, otherwise, we could
have the next commission come in and turn it all
around again."
At this point, Iseman said she is researching ex-
actly how to go about petitioning for a charter review
committee.
She said she would like other interested Anna
Maria residents to join her in getting a petition drawn,
a committee formed and ultimately a referendum put to
the voters to sort out whatever provisions are consid-
ered unclear in the charter.
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Postal workers collecting.food
for needy Saturday
Hoping to beat their record last year, more than
four tons of food, Island postal workers will collect
nonperishable foodstuff from Anna Maria Island resi-
dents on Saturday, May 12.
The campaign is the work of local members of the
National Association of Letter Carriers, and every year
it replenishes the stocks of community food banks
throughout the U.S. to help feed the needy.
Last year the letter carriers collected 8,849 pounds
on Anna Maria Island, said Ellen Campbell of the
Manatee County Meals on Wheels, which received the
food last year and will again in 2001. The total for
Manatee County was 72,375 last year. Nationally the
total was 946,000 pounds.
Bob Willis, Bradenton Beach postmaster, said
workers there and in Holmes Beach will pick up food
left in bags at mailboxes throughout both cities. Donors
in Anna Maria City, which has no postal delivery ser-
vice, may bring their food to the post office there and
put it in a large container in the lobby.
It means extra work for the carriers, Willis said, but
they are "always very happy to do it." The knowledge
that they are helping feed those who are housebound
and in need "makes it more than worthwhile."

Free boat safety checks
at Coquina on Saturdays
Flotilla 81 of the Coast Guard Auxiliary will cel-
ebrate National Safe Boating week with a month of free
boat safety checks on Anna Maria Island.
The checks will be on consecutive Saturdays, May
12, 19 and 26, at the boat ramp at Coquina Beach
Bayside between 8 a.m. and noon. Boat Safety Week
is from May 19 to 25.
A boat that passes the inspection will get a "seal of
safety" to be affixed to its windshield to show that the
boat has aboard all the safety equipment required by
state and federal law. This may avoid a boarding later
by law enforcement officers while under way, said the
auxiliary.
Further information may be obtained and indi-
vidual or group safety checks arranged at 755-3432.



Crawfish boil to feature many
Cajun specialties
Cajun food by a Cajun chef will be featured at a
New Orleans-style affair Friday, May 11, at Jonathan's
restaurant, Manatee Avenue and 67th Street N.W.,
Bradenton.
Preparations for the first annual Crawfish Boil are
going ahead full steam following approval by the
Bradenton City Council, said Jonathan Shute, owner of
the eatery.
He is a transplanted New Orleans chef who will do
much of the cooking at the affair, along with his son
George. Along with bushels of crawfish they plan to
serve gumbo, jambalaya and other Cajun dishes "the
real thing," Shute the younger promised. It will be
served in a tented pavilion with live music.
The restaurant is in the Northwest Promenade
shopping center. Further information may be obtained
at 761-1177.


Pulaski wedding
The Pulaskis exchanged vows on the beach April 21
under a custom-made archway that was so attrac-
tive, a local restaurant purchased it for its entryway.

Ceremonial arch finds new home
Elizabeth and Jeff Pulaski were recently married
under an archway on the beach behind the Econo
Lodge Surfside in Bradenton Beach. Elizabeth's Uncle
Gordon Carter of Orlando built the archway for the
wedding.
It now stands as the permanent entrance to the Is-
land Inn Restaurant, where the newlyweds had their
first breakfast together after the wedding. The restau-
rant owner saw the arch when the couple pulled up to
the restaurant.
"I thought about putting it in our backyard, but the
owner of the restaurant offered to buy it," said Eliza-
beth. "I was surprised at the offer and since my uncle
said it was OK, we took it."
The newlyweds plan to go to the Island Inn each
year on their anniversary.
The Pulaskis operate the Reel Stripper Fishing
Charters in Cortez and can be reached at 727-2642.


Ex-Islander, mom earns degree,
going on to FSU
Alison VanderMolen, who lived and worked and
started a family on Anna Maria Island, is to graduate
summa cum laude from Manatee Community College
Friday, May 11, on her way to a university degree.
She has earned an associate of science degree in
computer technology at MCC and said she will con-
tinue her work in that discipline at Florida State Uni-
versity, taking the courses online.
Before her family moved to Bradenton she worked
for Fran Maxon Real Estate in Anna Maria. Husband
Wayne is a longtime maintenance mechanic for the
City of Holmes Beach. One son, Kegan, is a student at
the Anna Maria Elementary School and the other, Rob-
ert, has finished there and is now in King Middle
School.

Longboat Key center sets
summer class schedule
The Longboat Key Center for the Arts has begun
its summer schedule of instruction as follows:
Tuesday Acrylics, Nina Ransokoff, instructor,
9 a.m. until noon; jewelry making, Sue Simon, morn-
ing and afternoon classes open; oil painting Jean
Blackburn, 12:30-3:30 p.m.; pastels, Glad Elias, 12:30-
3:30 p.m.; printmaking, Jean Blackburn, 9 a.m.-noon.
Wednesday Drawing, Mark Piers, 12:30-3:30
p.m.; watercolors, Barbara Singer 9 a.m.-noon and Gus
Argandona 12:30-3:30 p.m.
All classes will be at the center, 6860 Longboat
Drive, and there are fees for each. Interested persons
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Island Players pay tribute


to comedy in 'Tribute'


The final show of the 2000-01 Island Players sea-
son is filled with gags and is a tribute to how well the
group pulls off a farce.
Indeed, the name of the play is "Tribute," a produc-
tion director Geoffrey Todd calls "funny and touching
- a marvelous blend of comedy and pathos. It will
bring a smile to your lip and tear to your eye."
The play, which is being co-produced by Publix
Super Market Charities, begins its run Friday, May 11,
and goes through Sunday, May 20.
Rob Prescott plays Scottie Templetoh who is
everybody's friend, full of gags, but consistently irre-
sponsible.
Bad news from his doctor, however, forces him to
think more seriously than usual. In spite of this, he
makes light of the situation. That is until confronted by
his son Jud, played by Michael Vogt.



Obituaries


Patsy S. Russo
Patsy S. Russo, 73, of Bradenton, died May 3.
Born in New York City, Mr. Russo came to Mana-
tee County from Red Bank, N.J., in 1977. He retired as
a plumber after 10 years with Christie's Plumbing in
Holmes Beach. He served in the U.S. Navy in World
War II.
There were no services. Griffith-.Cline Funeral
Home, Manatee Avenue Chapel, was in charge of ar-
rangements.
He is survived by many friends.

Mary Downes-Skaare
Mary Downes-Skaare. 87, of Sun City, Calif., and
formerly Holmes Beach, died April 12.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, she moved to Holmes
Beach in 1968 from Broadview Heights, Ohio. She
worked at the former Harbor House restaurant, now the
Beach House.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, May
14, at St Bernard Catholic Church, 248 Harbor Drive
S.. Holmes Beach.
She is survived by son Robert of Reynoldsburg,
Ohio; daughters Marcia Puntel and JoAnn VanAllen of
Medina, Ohio, Patricia Bell of Canyon Lake, Calif.,
and Madonna Fox of Orlando; stepson Alan Skaare of
Bradenton; sisters Ann Lavelle-Varley of Strongsville,
Ohio, and Patricia Koliha of Longboat Key and
Towson, Md.; seven grandchildren; and four great-
grandchildren.


Unlike the others on stage, Jud doesn't approve of
his father's actions.
In addition to the Templetons, the cast includes
Richard Garcia as Lou Daniels, Evelyn Maurer as Dr.
Gladys Petrelli, Heather Gulling as Sally Haines, Jo
Kendall as Maggie Stratton and Tanya Williams as
Hilary.
Dorothy Eder is stage manager, John Flannery de-
signed the set and costumes aretby Don Bailey. Light-
ing design is by Chris McVicker and sound is by Walt
Schmidt and Bob Grant.
Island Players theater is located at the corner of Gulf
Drive and Pine Avenue in Anna Maria. Curtain times are
8 p.m. except for two Sunday matinees which are at 2 p.m.
The theater is dark on Monday. Tickets are $12 and the
box office is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m and an hour be-
fore each performance. For tickets, call 778-5755.


Pedestrian safety

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timely
April was declared "Crosswalk Month" by
Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay Romine to help
bring awareness to the rights of both pedestrians
and drivers meeting at a crosswalk.
Bradenton Beach resident Joan Gelinas,
shared with The Islander a few tips she obtained
from an insurance flyer for safe walking:
If possible, cross the street in a marked
crosswalk. Or better yet, cross at the stoplight, and
if the light has a push-button "Walk" signal, be
sure to use it.
SBe seen! During the day, especially at dawn
or dusk, attach something fluorescent to your coat,
arm, or to a backpack or purse.
At night, carry a flashlight, or wear a reflec-
tive headband, arm band or vest.
Encourage children to play at a playground
or recreational facility away from traffic.
If you must walk in the street, always walk
against traffic and close to the curb. Stick to cross-
walks and sidewalks when possible.
With right-turn-on-red laws in place in many
states, be sure to look for turning vehicles before
stepping off the curb.
Finally, when you're behind the wheel of
your own vehicle, be sure to slow down, keep
your windshield clean and make a special effort to
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Skateboarders enthusiastic


about proposed Island park


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
Interest in a park for Island skateboarders is grow-
ing. Kids and their parents met with Anna Maria Vice
Mayor Tom Skoloda Friday, April 27, at Anna Maria
City Hall.
Skoloda said about 150 kids and their family mem-
bers have signed statements of interest and are actively
gathering information about the possibility of having a
site for skateboarders on the Island.
Skoloda said, "The kids are basically doing all the
work. They are looking into liability and they are con-
tacting cities that already have parks to see how they
went about getting their parks up and running."
Skoloda said the kids are looking into where and


how to get a park here on the Island. They are also
checking possible obstacles, Skoloda said.
The skateboard committee is looking into the pos-
sibility of having a demonstration project at the corner
of Bay Boulevard and Pine Avenue.
Skoloda said the group is being helped by Rob
Dillinger, a real estate associate who has been compet-
ing since 1982 as a professional skateboarder.
Other Islanders working hard on the core commit-
tee are Carleton Singer, Matthew Tormay and mother
Tamara and Brad Bryant and mother Paula.
"The kids are doing all the work. I'm just sort of
helping them," Skoloda said.
The vice mayor said he thought it was a good hands-
on lesson in democracy for the Island youngsters.


120-foot height restriction


proposal withdrawn


By Paul Roat
Islanders were scrambling last week trying to block
an ill-conceived amendment that would have allowed
120-foot-high buildings on Anna Maria Island.
Florida Rep. Michael Bennett, R-Bradenton,
tacked the amendment onto the growth management
legislation in the Florida House of Representatives
April 30. After county and city officials began to blast
his proposal, he withdrew the amendment, stating he
was just trying to make a point that a Manatee County
proposal to limit building height to 35 feet was unfea-
sible.
County officials responded by stating they believed
Bennett, an electrical contractor, had intended to have
the amendment pass only to find it had been discov-
ered.
Ironically, the entire growth management legisla-
tion became mired in the byplay between House and
Senate leaders and never was adopted.
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jurisdiction to less than 120 feet or the height of the
highest building within the local government's jurisdic-
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Manatee County Commissioner Jane von
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rearing its ugly head."
Bennett said the amendment was "stupid," adding
that the county's proposal to limit building height was
also "stupid."
Last-minute amendments are common in Tallahas-
see in the waning days of the legislature. One such
amendment that passed the House and Senate in the last
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Parks and beautification board discusses gazebo, Bahia


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach Parks and Beautification Com-
mittee hopes to present its recommendations for a ga-
zebo at the city commission meeting May 22.
The committee will meet May 10 at city hall to
choose a location near Birdie Tebbetts Field and deter-
mine how large a structure would fit there.
The gazebo at Durante Park on Longboat Key was
recently under consideration as a model for Holmes
Beach, but the 40-by-40 foot structure would be too
large and too expensive according to the committee.


Smile campaign

success at new Niki's
Their "Soon to Be Famous Smile Coupon" cam-
paign is becoming famous, judging by the number
returned, said Jane Grossman and Nicole "Niki"
Skaggs.
The mother-daughter team opened their new store,
Niki's Island Treasures, a month ago and a couple of
weeks later launched their coupon campaign. Its only
requirement for a free gift is for a person to bring in a
coupon with a smile, said Grossman.
It appears in the Niki advertisements in The Is-
lander and is distributed through hotels, motels, res-
taurants and the like, she said. Many people have
given her the smile and the coupon and left with
gifts, she said.
Grossman is the new owner of the Dolphin Plaza
Building, 5351 Gulf Drive, where Niki's is located.
She is a former police officer, restaurateur, political
activist and a current real estate agent. Daughter
Niki has joined her in the new venture.
The store features gifts, sterling and gold jew-
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decorated in changing themes." Hours are 10 a.m.
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Plans are to present the commission with a design from
Eatman & Smith architecture instead.
The committee also discussed the possibility of
asking the Island community to donate labor in order
to keep building costs down.
The committee hopes to build a structure that can
easily be expanded in the future if the community has
a need for it. Another possibility brought up by Joe
Duennes, superintendent of public works, is to build
a structure that could be enclosed later and used for
something else.
Also under discussion was the need for rain.


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survival mode."
Committee member Jim Sardegna, a landscape
contractor, added that Bahia will die, but it's nowhere
near that point. Besides its high rate of survival, Bahia
costs one-third as much as St. Augustine sod, and it
needs less pest control and maintenance, he said.


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tiques, alarm compliance. Deputies responded when
the alarm went off at the store. The front door was
found unlocked, but nothing inside had been dis-
turbed. The property owner secured the door with a
chain.

Bradenton Beach
April 27, 1900 block of Gulf Drive South, assis-
tance. Officers assisted Longboat Key police in
searching a vehicle. A small amount of marijuana
was found inside the vehicle and Thomas Duncan.
33, was given a notice to appear.
April 27, 2100 Gulf Drive South, Coquina
Beach, found property. A man turned in a wallet he
found at the beach.
April 29, 201 Gulf Drive N., Oma's Restaurant,
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not know who they were. She was asked to leave the
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her. When officers arrived they found evidence of
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possession.
April 28, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Beach, bur-
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April 30, 4700 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria Elemen-
tary School, theft. A micro-scooter and riding helmet
were stolen from the school's bike rack.
May 1, 5600 block of Guava Drive, vandalism.
A man reported that he suspected someone had put
a nail in both of the rear tires on his car.
May 2, 500 block of 77th Street, theft. A woman
reported that the rudder from her boat had been sto-
len.
May 2, 3900 East Bay Drive, Publix, theft. A
woman reported that her car's hubcaps had been sto-
len.
May 2, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn, Marchman
Act. A man found lying in the parking lot was taken
into custody. Officers reported that he was intoxi-
cated and uncooperative.
May 3, 3100 block of Avenue E, DUI. Katherine
Scircle, 28, of Homes Beach, was arrested for DUI
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Joyce Ellis' fifth-grade class at
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stration reports. Students taught
t each other how to cook, make
O. "paper airplanes, fold origami and
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Fifth annual

May Festival

will bloom Saturday
The Palma Sola Botanical Park will be "Bloomin' and
Bustlin"' during the fifth annual May Festival May 12.
This event will feature the sale of interesting and un-
usual plants, outdoor and nature related merchan-
dise and fine arts. New this year is a "garden relics" booth
featuring used gardening equipment and supplies.
Horticultural and environmental groups will ex-
hibit and share information. The local chapter of the
North American Butterfly Association will open its
"butterfly house," and there will be entertainment and
lectures throughout the day.
Children are invited to come and do arts and crafts
with the Art League of Manatee County. They can also
take part in circling the Maypole and have a snack at
the kid-sized cafe.
Last year, more than 3,000 visitors of all ages en-
joyed live music, activities and food at the event.
May Festival 2001 will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the
Palma Sola Botanical Park, 9800 17th Ave. N.W.,
Bradenton. Admission is a suggested $1 donation for
adults. Children are admitted free. Parking is available
in the "Loop" subdivision across from the park and the
trolley will take you to the front gate.
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-AAA division race tight
The AAA dik iion race in Anna MN. i. INl.nd Little
Leagie jusI [ t tlghter ns \\'iWae]iflin Re.lulaInin and
Aii & Eineig) battle for the .reg2ul.r-.eA-.... cih.iilnpion-
ship. :
SA&E made a IIn-.LcuIhLI'us comeback against the
Bistros team last week, winning 7-6 May 2 in their last
at bat.
In that, game, A&E second baseman Cory Wash
was agai~nthe hero when he hit a sharp, two-out single
up the middle in the bottom of the sixth inning to.give
his team- the victory. With the Bistros ahead 6-5,
Wash's hit brought in Celia Ware and Justin Dearlove.
It was the second time in two weeks that Wash
came through for A&E.



Anna Maria Island

Little League schedule
Majors ages 10-12
Post-season playoffs
May 14 Kiwanis vs. Quality Builders
May 17 Winner May 14 game vs. Haley's Motel
Games at 7p.m.

AAA League ages 8-11
May 9 Waterfront Restaurant vs. Air & Energy
May 12 Air & Energy vs. Bistros
May 16 Bistros vs. Waterfront (regular season ends)
May 19 Playoffs Bistros vs. Air & Energy
Games at 5:30 p.m.

AA League ages 6-8
May 11 AA tournament 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
May 15 AA tournament 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

T-ball League ages 5-7
May 30 School's out for summer
May 31 Little League awards ceremony at Center,
6 to 8 p.m.
Home team is listed second in all divisions.


Triple threat
Air & Energy's John Gregory goes hard into third base after banging a triple against Waterfront Restaurant
in the AAA division for players age 8-11 of the Anna Maria Island Little League. A&E won the game 13-12 on
a two-out, two-run homer by Cory Wash. Islander Photo: David Futch


On April 18, Wash hit a two-run home run in the
bottom of the seventh inning to give A&E a thrilling,
come-from-behind 13-12 win over Waterfront.
In a May 5 game against Waterfront, Ben Murphy of
Bistros pitched four strong innings in relief to get the win.
Bistros shortstop Jimmy Lease hit a grand slam home run
that made the difference in 13-10 victory at the Center.



Little League standings
Major league, ages 10-12
WMFR District 14-3
Haley's Motel 8-8
Quality Builders 8-10,
Kiwanis 4-13

AAA league, ages 8-11
Waterfront 9-4
Air & Energy 8-5
Bistros 2-9


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two-run double for Bistros in a five-run third inning.
Kala Garner had a pair of singles and scored twice,
Carmine Galati singled, walked twice and scored two
runs and Stephen Thomas walked three times and score
three.
For Waterfront, two young ladies who have been
a force on that team all season came through once
again.
Heather Howard had a triple, a single and three
RBIs while Kayla Boak tripled, singled and scored
twice. Also for Waterfront, Alex Wright had a triple
and two RBIs, Garrett Waiters doubled home two runs
and Ryan Guerin singled and knocked in two.
Waterfront's record is 9-4 while A&E is 8-5. Each
team has two games remaining. They play each other
today at 5:30 p.m. at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center field in what could determine the regular-
season champion.
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Sports rap
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 19
Sebastiano, Price on A list in AA division
Players in the AA division of Little League for
players age 6-8 haven't received much attention this
season because the division went to a non-competitive
schedule. In other words, the division doesn't keep
score or record wins and losses.
However, two players have excelled at the plate
and in the field in a division that employs a pitching
machine.
Jordan Sebastiano has slammed two home runs in
the last two weeks and starred in the field.
Tommy Price, whose dad Andy coaches West
- Manatee Fire & Rescue District in the Little League
major division, has had numerous multi-hit games dur-
ing the season.
Kudos to a couple of future Anna Maria Island
Little League All-Stars.

WMFD wraps up regular-season title
The team from West Manatee Fire & Rescue Dis-
trict wrapped up the regular season championship in
the Little League major division for players age 10-12
when the squad split games with Kiwanis last week.
WMFD beat Kiwanis 8-4 May I on the arm of
Greg Lowman who allowed four runs on five hits.
Not to be outdone, Connor Bystrom came back
May 4 with a strong pitching performance of his own
against WMFD, the division's best hitting team.
Bystrom gave up four runs three earned on
just three hits and struck out 13 on the way to a com-
plete-game domination of WMFD.
Catcher Zach Geeraerts of WMFD was the only
player who could touch Bystrom. Geeraerts had a two-
run triple in the third inning and a double in the sixth
in the 5-4 loss to Kiwanis. He also scored twice. Kris
Klotz doubled in two more runs for WMFD in the sixth
inning, but it was not enough to catch Kiwanis.
For Kiwanis, Matt McDonough, Keith Reynolds
and Andrew Royals led the way with singles in the first
that gave Kiwanis a quick 3-0 lead. Kyle Schoonover
singled and scored a run for Kiwanis in the second and
Reynolds scored what would be the winning run in the


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Waiting patiently
Danielle Mullen waits for a pitch from coach Vinnie DiPaola while batting in one of two new batting cages
donated by Bill Lowman of Island Discount Tackle. Player and coach are part of the Quality Builders team in
the major league division of the Anna Maria Island Little League. Islander Photo: David Futch


third inning on a passed ball.
In other games last week, Haley's Motel crushed
Quality Builders on the strength of Steve Faasse's
three-run homer in the first and two singles that led to
another RBI and two runs scored.
Faasse also gave up three runs on five hits to win
the game and up his record on the year to 8-4.
Quality Builders came back May 4 to beat Haley's
5-4 as Sean Pittman pitched a two-hitter.
Jarrod McKenzie had two singles and two RBIs,
Charlie Woodson singled in a run and Alex Phillips had
a run-scoring single in the sixth inning that proved to
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It was a two best balls of a foursome game.
The winners were Patsy Hutchinson, George
Luckman, Bill Olsen and Tom Saxton. They were tied
with the team of Doris Lukow, Bonnie Carnahan, Bob
Lukow.and Hal Carnahan.
The play of the day came at hole No. 4 when Patsy
Hutchinson chipped in from off the green to win the $9
chip-in pot.
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averages


Greg Lowman, WMFD
Steve Faasse, Haley's
Sean Pittman, Quality Builders
Matt Bobo, Haley's
Estaban Reyes, WMFD
Spencer Carper, Quality
Chad Richardson, Quality
Matt McDonough, Kiwanis
Andrew Royals, Kiwanis
Zach Geeraerts, WMFD
Nick Sato, WMFD
Pat Cole, WMFD
Kris Klotz, WMFD
Sean Price, WMFD


Big smile
Stephen Thomas of Anna Maria and a player on the under-9 Westside United soccer team that represents
Manatee County is all smiles after scoring several goals in the Region C Cup finals tournament. Thomas'
team placed third out of 30 teams from central and southwest Florida in the tourney held in Lakeland in
March. Islander Photo: Courtesy Vicki Morrish


Sports rap
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 20
Ranallo scores hole in one
Carol Ranallo of Bradenton and former owner of
Aces Lounge recently got her second hole in one when
she used a 5-wood on the 110-yard. 13th hole at Tara
Golf & Country Club.
The ball flew high to the hole, bounced once and
dropped in. Pat Aimes and Gail Fischer witnessed the
shot .
The Executive Women's Golf Association of
Bradenton and Ranallo are holding a golf tournament
June 2 at Rosedale Golf & Country Club.
The Fifth Annual Carl Cass Memorial Golf Tourna-


We know how to treat Mom special ...
With a MIMOSA or CHAMPAGNE
COCKTAIL ON US!
All day Saturday and Mother's Day,
May 12 and 13.
AND, special for Mom, we'll be serving Chef
Damon's special Roast Beef Hash at breakfast,
brunch and lunch. For dinner, the specials
include Lobster Thermidor and a Veal Chop
with Forestiere Mushroom Sauce.
BRUNCH AND LUNCH Wednesday-Sunday 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
SUNDAY BREAKFAST AND LUNCH from 8 a.m.
DINNER Wed.-Sun. from 5:30 p.m. (Closed Mon./Tues.)
Chef/Owner Damon Presswood (13 years at Cafe L'Europe)
5406 Marina Drive Holmes Beach 778-5320


ment is set for a Saturday, June 2, 8:30 a.m. shotgun start.
It will be a two-person scramble open to men and
women with an entry fee of $50 per player. They are
looking for hole sponsors. Call 792-9661 for more in-
formation. All proceeds will benefit the Lupus Foun-
dation. Cash awards will be given for first and second
as well as gift certificates. Lunch will be at the newly-
renovated Mulligan's in Oneco.

Horseshoe winners
Winners in the April 28 horseshoe games were
George McKay and Bill Starrett, both of Anna Maria.
Runners-up were Herb Heesch of Dunellon and Ron
Pepka of Bradenton.
Winners in the April 25 games were Carole
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Triples Lowman 3, Shane Pelkey 2, Alonzo Price,
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Home runs Lowman 4, Faasse 3
RBIs -Lowman 40, Faasse 29, Sean Price 18, Matt
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Patrick Cole and Keith Reynolds 7, Tanner Pelkey,
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Walks Geeraerts 20, Spencer Carper 16, Pritchard
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Lowman 6-1, 5.60 ERA, 74 Ks, 42 walks, 39.7 innings
pitched; Patrick Cole 5-0, 2.72 ERA, 39 Ks, 14 walks,
28.7 innings pitched; Pittman 5-3, 3.73 ERA, 56 Ks, 28
walks, 28 innings pitched; Faasse 8-4, 3.11 ERA, 76
Ks, 41 walks, 46.3 innings pitched; Connor Bystrom 2-
5, 5.74 ERA, 72 Ks, 30 walks, 46 innings pitched;
Pelkey 0-2, 4.62 ERA, 9 Ks, 10 walks, 13 innings
pitched; Jarrod McKenzie 1-2, 4.40 ERA, 16 Ks, 12
walks, 15 innings pitched.

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The weekly contests get under way at 9 a.m. every
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Obituary for Azure Tides; Sarasota loses bridge battle


"Generations of Sarasotans have been spawned at
the Azure Tides."
That's a quote from an Azure Tides bar regular, and
there will probably be a few more spawnings at the last
remaining beach bar in Sarasota County as business winds
down at the Azure Tides Sunset Beach Bar on Lido Key.
The tiki hut on the sand will close "This time we re-
ally mean it," the signs say Sunday, May 13.
Azure Tides has been an institution in Sarasota for
more than 40 years. My friend George Ryan remem-
bers coming to the Viking Room restaurant at the mo-
tel in the late 1950s for its Sunday smorgasbord. That's
what they used to call a buffet.
As near as we can figure, the bar itself started opera-
tion in 1978. I'd like to say I remember it from back then,
but most of my cocktail sipping was at another now-al-
most-forgotten place, the Limetree, also on Lido Key.
But when the Limetree went away, another casualty
of the condo commandos' fight against people having fun,
the Azure Tides became the bar du jour for Sarasota.
There are some great stories that have grown into near
mythic legends from that little 35-seat bar over the years.
Rocket the raccoon used to take a lap around the
top of the bar every sunset to check if anybody had a
treat for him.
A few years ago the bar became a dog retreat of
sorts canine, not human. One Sunday there were
more mutts than people and, after some complaints and
a visit from the health department, dogs were banned.
The tales go on and on. My favorite was a blustery
February when the heaters just couldn't keep out the
chill. There were only a dozen or so of us huddled
around trying to keep warm when the bartender went
out and dragged an old charcoal grill under the roof.
She went over and kicked down the wood fence next
to the property and started a fire in the grill.
If you look close, you can still see the soot on the
ceiling.
Another classic legend involves the trove of cash
registers buried near the concrete slab of the bar. Salt
air and electronics don't mix, and the registers had a
pretty short shelf life, usually crapping out right at the
sunset rush. A former bartender started the trend of
unplugging the dead machine and pitching it into the
sand, where a crew of patrons would ceremoniously dig
a grave and bury the machine.
I know of two cash registers that have gone to ac-
counting heaven under the sand, and rumor has it there
may be as many as eight resting in peace.
And then there is the blender dance. Regulars instinc-
tively and unconsciously take a half-step away from the
bar whenever a blender cranks up to prepare a frozen bev-
erage, knowing that the drink will "burp" and spatter you
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There was a classic blender burp story that I hap-
pened to participate in several years ago. The former
owner had brought out his poodle when dogs were
allowed and was talking to the bartender while he
made a piiia colada. The blender burped, and a huge
glob of frozen drink shot from the blender and landed
right on top of the dog's head.
SThe bartender registered a look of pure horror at
what had happened. The owner didn't notice. I pointed
to a bar rag, the bartender slid it over to me, turning so
the owner couldn't see while I swabbed off the mutt.
The owner never found out, and I drank free for the
next few days.
As with all bars, patrons have come and gone at the
Azure Tides. Last weekend I saw people I haven't seen in
years, and next weekend promises to be a bash the likes
of which hasn't been witnessed for a long, long time.
A jazz band is expected to offer a funeral dirge while
walking down the boardwalk next Sunday. As the proces-
sion reaches the end of the walk, they will turn and, New
Orleans style, break into a spirited riff as they dance their
way back to the bar. It's a fitting end.
The institution that is the Azure Tides will be torn
down to make way for a Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort.
Developers of the project say they will strongly recom-
mend to Ritz management that the bar remain open to
the public, and the city commission has approved the
public aspect of that part of the property, but the final
decision will be up to the Ritz management.
Regardless of what will eventually come about for
the property, the Azure Tides that we all know won't
be the same.
There has been a look of the shell-shocked at the
bar for the past, last few days. The threat of the "last
day" has hung over the bar like a dark cloud for years,
but Sunday is really the end. I've probably had 50
people come up to me and ask, "What will we do?
Where will we go?"
My answer is always the same: "I don't know. I'm
so upset, I think I'll probably stop drinking." No one
has believed me yet.
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Ringling Bridge resolution
As one thing goes away in Sarasota, another is
coming. Sarasota City officials lost their bid to block
the high, fixed-span to replace the Ringling Bridge
across Sarasota Bay.
An appellate court in Tallahassee has ruled that the
megabridge may no, should be built. The 88-foot-
high structure has been one of the most controversial is-
sues in the area for years, with the city trying to stop its
construction, the Florida Department of Transportation
(and most of Longboat Key) arguing for its need, and
everybody spitting and spewing at each other.
Megabridge proponents argued it will ease traffic
snarls. Bridge opponents say the bridge is too big and
won't do anything to improve traffic due to the con-
gested areas both east and west of the span.
DOT hopes to issue a notice to proceed in June,
and construction could begin this summer.
Total cost for the bridge is $67.7 million, a 235
percent increase over what was originally projected.
That doesn't include all the legal fees incurred during
the debate, either.
After the fight Islanders went through to block
DOT's proposed megabridges at Cortez Road and
Manatee Avenue, I feel for Sarasotans. It's like Bridge
Too High Committee spokesman Richard Storm says
- "This is a bridge in the wrong place."

Lotsa money for fish coming up
Barring Gov. Jeb's veto pen, Mote Marine Labo-
ratory is looking to get a little better than $3 million this
year from the Florida Legislature for a whole slew of
projects.
The legislature OK'd $1 million for red tide re-
search at the Sarasota lab, $500,000 for a sturgeon-re-
stocking program, $500,000 in a "cultural-facilities
grant," with more money going for a general stock-
enhancement program, manatee-recovery research, an
endowment and funds for shark and sawfish research.
It appears that Mote is finally "bucks up" from the
legislature. Good for them.

Sandscript factoid
If you thought the traffic last season was bad, just
wait: it's going to get a whole lot worse in the next few
years.
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Islander catches potential world record at Walker's Cay


By Capt. David Futch
Joey Webb of Anna Maria landed a potential
world record mutton snapper near the Bahama Bank
while fishing with dad Capt. Joe Webb on board the
Jan Marie out of Galati Marine.
If sanctioned by the International Game Fish As-
sociation. Webb's 14.3-pound mutton snapper would
be a junior angler's division record.
Capt. Webb said they were fishing with a most
unusual bait.
"We were using whole conch right out of the
shell," Webb said.."Alvin, this Rastafarian with
dreadlocks, showed us. The boss was kind of freaked
out about Alvin, but I told him not to let Alvin's hair-
style fool him. Alvin knew exactly what he was doing."
Webb, who was fishing with Team Galati in a
marlin tournament, said fishing for big game was tough
because of constant east winds at 20 knots and more.
"It was real rough, but a 45-foot Cabo out of Venice
called the Hot Set Up had most releases with three," Webb
said. "There were 90 boats in the Barta Blue Marlin Clas-
sic. The weather was so rough they opened up a bottom-
fishing division. We got second with 10 big mutton snap-
per from 8 to 14 pounds. Caught them in 20 feet of water
along the Bahama Bank."
Using whole conch? Now there's a bait of differ-
ent color. You couldn't do that in Florida. Conch, spe-
cifically queen conch, are a protected species in U.S.
waters.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's Bait and Tackle said east winds have wreaked
havoc on the fishing. In spite of it, big mackerel, blue-
fish and cobia have been biting off the beaches. Snook,
redfish, trout and flounder were scattered on the inside.
Capt. Sam Kimball on the Legend said he's catch-
ing a lot of mackerel. Snook fishing has picked up and
kingfish offshore to 15 pounds are still available and the
cobia seemed to have moved into the bay, he said.
Capt. Mike Greig of Capt. Mike's Charters in
Holmes Beach said snook, trout and redfish are around
for the taking if you can get out of the wind.
Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
on the inshore flats there are a lot of trout and redfish
with many of the reds over 30 inches.
"Anglers have told me they're catching snook on
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Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said
backwater fishing has produced a lot of snook, though
notas big as the ones caught a few weeks ago.
"Redfish tend to be in the deeper holes along the
edges where flats drop into channels," Lowman said.
"Trout fishing remains good on artificial or live baits.
Offshore fishing has been limited because of the hard
east winds."
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams said
he caught snook, trout, redfish, cobia, mackerel and
kingfish. "It's been tough with the wind. We tried to
hide most of the week to get out of it."
Capt. Curt Morrison and Capt. Ryan Hackney
on the Neva-Miss said offshore grouper fishing has
picked up in 50 to 60 feet of water and snapper are bit-
ing in the same places as the grouper. Cobia and king-
fish are still around in numbers, he said.
Bob Streets at the Rod & Reel Pier in Anna Maria
said mackerel are in, pompano are biting in the late
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redfish are around and some cobia were sighted, but
none have been caught. As soon as the wind stops, fish-
ing will get good, Streets said.
Capt. Mike Heistand on the Magic out of Cortez
said trout fishing has been hot lately with plenty of
large ones. In one trip last week, Heistand said three of
the trout he caught went 24, 25 and 26 inches. Man-
grove snapper to three pounds can be found on struc-
ture about six miles offshore. He also caught a hogfish,
more commonly called a hog snapper.
Capt. Steve Salgado on the Compleat Angler
said snook fishing has been off because of the high
pressure system. Still, he said he caught some keepers
to 28 inches and trout to 21 inches. There are cobia to
30 pounds around the Island, he said.


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May 10 4:04 1.3 6:16 1.2 1:09 2.5 9:02 -0.1
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Real Estate


Island property sales
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2bed/lbath/2car home built in the prior century on a
52x110 lot, was sold 3/19/01, Clark to unknown per-
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520 72nd St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront 2,362
sfla 2bed/2.5bath/2car home built in 1968 on a 95x117
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 10Ox 115
lot, was sold 3/19/01, Armstrong to Baker, for
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.6400 Flotilla, Holmes Beach, 46 Westbay Point &
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separate mother-in-law apartment. IB45903.

s$525,000 LOTS OF POSSIBILI-
TIES In this very private 3BR/2.5BA
S home on large lot in Anna Maria. No
bridges when you sail from your dock
to the bay. Crystal-clear caged pool.
SShort walk to beautiful beach. Very
SI open. IB203115.





Top Listing Agent for April Ken Richards
Top Selling Agent for April Denise Langlois

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


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.
Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate
broker, 778-1222, exclusively for The Islander. Copy-
right 2001.


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location, overlooking lake and steps to pool. Fireplace in
living room, spilt bedroom design. Tennis, heated pool,
sauna, exercise room. $74,900. Call Martine J. Moore
795-2983, eves.


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Alan Galletto
Broker/Salesperson


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Tom Nelson
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520 72nd Street............ $519,900
523 68th Street............. $499,000

635 Dundee .................. $449,000

ISLAND HOMES
& CONDOS:

100 7th Street S... NEW $569,000
210 67th Street... NEW $449,000
5 Palm Harbor Dr.......... $425,000
4002 6th Avenue ......... $369,000
213 81st Street ............ $279,000
214 81st Street .... NEW $279,000
Waters Edge ................ $246,000
2101 Avenue B............. $229,500

VACANT LOTS:

5208 Riverview Blvd ......... $1,999,999
215 81st Street ................. $169,000
4006 6th Ave .... #1-4 each $149,000
404 Magnolia Avenue .... $135,000

MAINLAND:

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

7807 Alhambra Drive ........... $599,000
Hawthorne Park .............. $389,900

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

1411 56th Street....... NEW $78,000

PERICO ISLAND
and BAY CLUB:

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

11445 Perico Isles Circle ..... $245,000

11227 Sancutary Drive.. $239,000

927 Sandpiper Circle..... $143,500

COMMERCIAL
PROPERTIES

7300 Gulf Drive ......... $3,420,000

9915 Manatee Ave..... $1,495,000

Loggerhead Junction ............ $1,335,000

SPECIAL
NEW CONSTRUCTION
Bradenton Beach Club
Townhouses, 1609 Gulf Dr.
Starting at $400,000


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TWO DVPLEXES $375,000
Stone's throw to the beach! Both Srount
level with beautiful lanhscapinM Walk to
shopping Anb restaurants in Holmes
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you look through unobstructet glass walls
at the panoramic expanse of TampA BDi.
A truly unique house a very unique
experience. Price rebuceb $995,000.


FLAMINGO BAY CONDO
Sailboat water, bock, turnkey furnished
2BR/2DA, in like-new condition. Two-car
Sara5e anb huge Floriba room, game room.
Two large porches gSreat buiy at $175,000.


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to shopping anm beach. $145,ooo.


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3BR/2BA house on canal. Two-car garage.
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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
PANORAMIC VIEW
3BR/3BA luxurious 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.
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.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEXES
3BR/2BA & 2BR/1BA 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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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.






GULFSTREAM REALTY 4 -
5503 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach
Karen M. Johnson
Realtor/GRI
Direct 941-778-0176
Office 778-7777

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


REALLY NEAT utility trailer bed, 4 by 6 feet, heavy-duty
aluminum with fold-down side doors. $25, bring your own
wheels. 711 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria. 778-3470.



FREE SODA CANS! Now that we got your attention-
Yes! We take free,empty 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!



ROSER THRIFT SHOP open Tuesday and Thurs-
day, 9:30am-2pm. Saturday, 9am-noon. Wednesday,
9am-11am, donations only. Sales racks. 511 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria, 779-2733.

SALE FRIDAY-SATURDAY, May 11-12, 8am-lpm.
Two lawn mowers, other power tools, bedding, glass-
ware, clothing and others too numerous to mention.
152 Cresent Drive, Anna Maria.

YARD SALE, Saturday, May 12, 8am-1pm. Octagon
game table, dog crates. Ice skates: boys 13, ladies
8. Shoes, size 9, poker chips, games, clothes, etc.
Rain date is Sunday. 108 75th St., Holmes Beach.


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.

LIVE IN/OUT or overnight pet/home caregiver.
TLC certified, Island resident. References
941-518-8486 (cell).



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

FOR SALE: 1992 GEO Tracker. Red with white soft
top. Stick shift, 35,000 miles. Excellent condition.
$3,800. 795-7050.



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

BOAT SLIP RENTAL. Deep-water slip, protected
area. North end Anna Maria, easy Gulf access. 794-
8877 or 778-4431.
HELPWJANTED

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




Choice Gulf lot available

and other "soon to be

listed" Gulf properties."

Call for details!



Since
1957
MARIE 197 LIC. REAL ESTATE
FRANKLIN REALTY BROKER
"We ARE the Island."
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria. Florida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250


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You'll get news about
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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, FI 34216
Phone & Fax: (941) 778-1222
E-Mail: dougdowling@earthlink.net
www.dougdowling.com


r R- REALTOR.
SIn J 27 Years of Professional Service
OUR LISTINGS DON'T EXPIRE, WE SELL THEM!


DIRECT GULFFRONT-HOLMES BEACH Enjoy the Gulf
of Mexico, and white sand beach at your doorstep and from
2BR/2BA condo with heated pool. Near shopping, restaurants and
other amenities. Vacant! $425,000. After hours 778-5427.
RESIDENTIAL
IMPERIAL HOUSE CONDO 2BR, Gulf to bayfront, Gulf view
from porch. Heated pool. Turnkey furnished. $130,000.
DUPLEX 2BR/2BA with garage plus 2BR/IBA. Complete rehab,
ceramic tile throughout, fiberglass exterior doors, paint and much
more. You have to see it to believe the value you will get @ $359,000.
LOT IN NW BRADENTON Deed Restrictions. $89.000
PERICO SHORES LAKEFRONT 3BR/2BA. Quality home,
room for pool. Furnished. $324.900.
COMMERCIAL
WEST BRADENTON LAUNDROMAT Good income. $101.500.
STYLING SALON Eight stations, established 35+ years. $39.000.
GULFVIEW LOT 100 by 90 ft., zoned C-2. $150,000.
WALGREENS Triple net, AAA, good CAP. $2.7 million.
SUPERMARKET No chains near with $200.000 inventory
and rental income from Dollar General. $3,150,000.
VACANT CONVENIENCE STORE SITE Sarasota. $419,000.
RENTALS
VACATION AND SEASONAL AVAILABLE
GULFFRONT CONDOS, HOMES, APARTMENTS
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
tdy41@aol.com www.tdollyyoungrealestate.com


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

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

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

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

LANDSCAPE/MAINTENANCE: Wanted, a few good
people who enjoy working in a tropical paradise. Good
pay. Good benefits. Good place to work! Bayport Beach
and Tennis Club, Longboat Key. 383-7000.



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

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

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

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


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

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

ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING for great results,
wash away mildew, dirt and salts. Start exterior spring
cleaning today. Free estimates 778-0944. Lic/ins.

MR. BILL'S HOME REPAIR/maintenance service. Over
30 years experience, self-employed in construction
trades. "I'm handy to have around." 778-1022.

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

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

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

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

CHAMBERLAIN PROFESSIONAL CLEANING. Residen-
tial, condos. Experienced, affordable, dependable, honest.
Local references. Call 750-4772, leave message.


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

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.

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

BRYAN LOVE, Licensed Massage Therapist, M.A.
#30231. Swedish massage, deep-tissue release,
reflexology. Whitney Beach Plaza, 387-9807. Call
today, feel better tomorrow.

CERAMIC TILE repairs, re-grout and new. Custom in-
stallation, 15 years local experience. Free estimates.
Vinny Manzetta and Sons. 792-6029 or 545-6118.

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT. If you are not totally sat-
isfied with your rental income, call Bruce Skorupa, Prop-
erty Manager, T. Dolly Young Real Estate, 778-0807.


The Village at Holmes Beach

NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION!

Nine Luxury Condo Townhouses


*3 Bedroom/2 Bad

* 1,700 sq.ft. Living

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"AA TEAM VITALE"
Jim & Barb Vitale
Extraordinary Service and Locations from Gulf-to-Golf
SI ,. WHAT A RARE FIND-IN BEAUTIFUL WILDEWOOD
SPRINGS! The most sought-after "1700" model villa with
ewoolId a 600 sq.ft., walled garden patio and carport at your
i. doorstep. In move-in condition and private walkway to
pool. New washer, dryer and dishwasher. Lovingly cared
S for and easy to inspect. This fine 2BR/2BA property car-
__ries a Coldwell Banker Home Protection Plan. $124,900.
PERHAPS THE MOST BEAUTIFULLY "TROPICAL"
.:" :f :VIEW IN ALL OF WILDEWOOD SPRINGS! This
second floor 2BR/2BA "1550" beauty is ready for you.
Glass enclosed Florida room overlooks lush forest and
sparkling pool. New washer, dryer, range and air con-
ditioning assure trouble-free living. Meticulously main-
tained. Fumishings are negotiable. Offered at $94,900.


For information or inspection of these properties call 888.729.7115
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate Inc, Anna Maria Island
3614 East Bay Drive, Holnes Beach



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BEST BAYFRONT LOCATION ON ANNA
MARIA. Spectacular views of the Skyway Bridge,
Egmont Key and St. Petersburg. Over 2,300 sq.ft.
of living space. Heated pool, boat dock and dav-
its, a new seawall was installed in 1996. Across
the street from private Key Royale Golf Club.
$899,000. Hal Gillihan, 778-2194. 73912

WATERFRONT
SAVOR THE SUNSETS. Penthouse overlook-
ing Sarasota Bay, large deck for viewing nature
at it's best. Hurricane shutters, custom-made
doors, upgraded appliances. $299,900. Carol
Greenwald, 962-1148. 72760
ENJOY PANORAMIC VIEW of wildlife preserve
and Perico Bay from this sensational 2BR, second-
floor unit. Clubhouse, pools, tennis courts, bike paths
and nature walks yours to enjoy. $219,900. Jim
Sellars, 798-3577.72884


ONCE IN A RARE WHILE a home such as this
will appear on the market. A custom built ex-
ecutive home overlooking Sarasota Bay with
stunning kitchen, incredible master suite. In a
guarded community. $950,000. Bob Hall or
Penny Hall, 749-5981. 71717

MAINLAND
BEAUTIFUL SPLIT-PLAN HOME. Bright and
open with vaulted ceilings. Caged pool and
large lanai. $149,900. Ruth Cherko, 755-2829.
74883
ELEGANT NORTHWEST HOME. Perfectly
maintained and graciously decorated. Lush
landscaping, huge banyon tree, pretty brick
walkway. $174,900. Joanne Jenkins, 795-3838.
74998


New Gulfview Townhouses

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More than 2,000 sq. ft. of living area.
Amenities include granite countertops, all-wood cabinets, marble entry foyer, tiled kitchen and
baths, first-quality appliances. Vaulted ceilings in master bedroom, observation deck, tropical
landscape and a one-year full warranty!
Offered pre-construction at $379,900.

iContact Doug Newcomer at 720-1555 anytime.
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Sandy's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
W Hauling By the cut or by the month.
i We Monitor Irrigation Systems
Sevc INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
778.1345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
Established in 1983

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

Paradise Improvements 778-4173
S Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
I!lIII- Replacement Doors and Windows
; I_ Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
SFully Licensed and Insured Island References
1:4 Lic#CBC056755









"tia Maria Stora*g
Only a few spots left!
413 Pine Avenue 778-5354








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


ISLAND LUMBER
AN HARDWARE
213 54th St., Holmes Beach 778-3082
OPEN: MONDAY thru FRIDAY 7:30 to 5 SATURDAY 8 to 12

,. I I- island Citstov Tops
ii Complete Corian Counter Top Service
Commercial Residential
Dupont Certified
Dave Spicer 778-2010


Wilson Walls NC
STUCCO SPECIALIST


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


SSTEUE HLLER L6 5
S FLOOR COUERinGS
A wide range of carpet, ceramic tile and vinyl for
all your flooring needs. Shop at home from our mobile
showroom. Islander owned and operated.
Residential Commercial Licensed Insured
Call for a free estimate 383-5381 or 506-3297


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


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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.
Irrigation and pest control service. Everything Under
the Sun Garden Centre, 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. 778-4441.

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



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

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

INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. 34-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at
778-1730.
CHRISTIES PLUMBING Island and off-Island service
since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free
estimates, no overtime charges. Now certifying back
flow at water meters. (FL#RF0038118) 778-3924 or
778-4461.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

25 YEARS EXPERIENCE, highly skilled, dependable
restoration/renovation expert, carpenter, fine finish-
ing contractor. Kitchen/bathroom specialist. Repairs,
painting. Paul Beauregard, 779-2294.

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

THE WALLPAPER WIZARD, 20 years experience.
Call Mary, 794-0455. Also, interior faux painting.


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



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

ANNUAL RENTALS, several to choose from. Big
ones, small ones, and one just right for you. Mike
Norman Realty, 778-6696.

FURNISHED, SECURE 2BR/2BA condo. Deep-
water dock, covered parking, pool, spa, tennis,
recreation, workout rooms. Near beaches, perfect
for boating family. No smoking/pets. $3,000/month.
798-2000.

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

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

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






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Rules in effect for Manatee County:
* > Lawn and landscape watering is limited to one
Sday a week.
S> Addresses ending in even numbers (or A M):
* Tuesday.
T Addresses ending in odd numbers (or N Z):
SSunday.
Irrigation not allowed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
SIrrigation with treated waste water allowed any
time.)
S2- Owners can wash their vehicles anytime as long
* as they use a hand-held hose with a shut-off nozzle.
S(Pull the car on the lawn to wash!)
* > Rinsing boats and flushing of boat motors is
allowed for ten minutes daily.
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permitted any day.
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ANNA MARIA ISLAND Club: Direct Gulffront 2BR/
2BA, great rates! May-December 2001. Deal direct
with owner. Frank 716 454-7434.

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

HOLMES BEACH canalfront home, 2BR/2BA, fur-
nished, garage, laundry, dock, many extras. Avail-
able monthly/weekly. Open 2002 season. Call for $
and details. 813 286-9814.

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.

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 1 BR 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 May 1. (813)286-9814.

ANNUAL RENTAL on Longboat Key. 200 feet from
.beach with Gulf view, screened lanai, laundry room,
unlurnished, one block to Publix, near everything.
Pets welcome. 1BR/1BA, $725/month; 2BR/1BA,
$825/month. 387-0776.

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

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

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

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.


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

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

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

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA WATERFRONT. Seaside Gar-
dens villa, furnished. Available June 1, $800/month.
Fantastic view. Call Captain Steve, 545-7967 or
slloydevans@cs.com.

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

ANNUAL 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.

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,
washer/dryer, $1,000/month. Both in quiet, peaceful
surroundings. No pets/smokers. First, last and secu-
rity. Call 779-9074.

WANTED: WOMAN to sublet shared duplex on bay.
June 1 through November 1. $450/month. 612-414-
4654 or 778-3320.

ANNUAL 2BR/1BA, Holmes Beach, ground level.
Laundry, one block to beach. 72'nd Street. $799/
month. 779-9549.

HOLMES BEACH TOWNHOUSE. Spacious 2BR/
2.5BA, across from beach. Gulf view, swimming pool,
washer/dryer. No pets. Annual, available June 1.
$1,100/month. Call 792-6029 or 545-6118.

RENTAL: WINTER 2002. Attractive and immaculate
condo only steps from Gulf at Bradenton Beach.
Ground-floor 1 BR/1 BA with pool. $1,350/month. No
pets, three-month minimum. 778-4315.

ANNUALS: 3BR/2BA home. 1,700 sq. feet, pool,
Jacuzzi, $2,500/month. 2BR/2BA, 1,400 sq. feet,
garage, $1,200/month. 2BR/1BA 1,200 sq. feet,
$1,000/month. 2BR/2BA, small pets OK, with dock,
$975/month. 1 BR/1BA $800/month. 2BR/1BA small
pets OK, $975/month. T. Dolly Young Real Estate,
778-0807 or 795-0303.


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1BR/1BA APARTMENT, furnished, seasonal. All
utilities and cable. Available June through Decem-
ber. $950/month, no pets. 108 77th St., Holmes
Beach, 778-3267.

ANNUAL NEWLY decorated 2BR/1BA. Steps to
beach. Laundry, dishwasher, covered parking. $720/
month plus utilities. 778-5382 or 778-3379.

ANNUAL NEWER DUPLEX elevated with stairs.
Unfurnished with laundry room and dishwasher.
Clean and modern, steps to beach. $735/month,
924-55199 or 941-410-4466 (cell).

FURNISHED BEDROOM/BATH, available June 1.
Kitchen and washer/dryer available. Must like cats,
no smoking. Private, clean, job references. 778-4191
for interview.

ANNUAL FURNISHED waterfront apartment. 1BR/
1 BA includes washer/dryer, phone and cable. $825/
month. Private back yard/patio. 779-2217.

ANNUAL 2BR/2.5BA stilted duplex on Palm Drive.
Suits professional single or couple. No pets, refer-
ences. First, last and deposit. 778-9480.

2BR/2BA DUPLEX with garage. 6301 Holmes Blvd.
Call 951-1744 ext. 19, days, or 751-0884 evenings.

1BR UNFURNISHED, upstairs condo, newly reno-
vated, large pool, nearby beach access. $600/month
includes water and trash. Semi or annual, 778-1915.



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


WATERFRONT HOME with dock. Clean/crisp,
$299,900 and choice deep water lot with full seawall
and dock, $189,900. Both very close to bay, no
bridges, 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.

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

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

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.

RETIREMENT COMMUNITY. Meadowcroft, 2BR/
2BA. First-floor corner condo, all club facilities, great
location, six miles to Gulf beaches, furnished.
$78,000. To see, call Marilyn Trevethan, Island Real
Estate, 778-6066.


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Don't leave without us.
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GULFFRONT CONDO, 2BR/2BA, $450,000. No
realtors 778-9493.

BIG WATER LOT with ground-level house, good
frontage, great view, deep water, $650,000. Call
Robert, 778-8340.

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



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words $9.00. Additional lines $3.00 each. Box:
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tising herein is subject to the Fair Housing Act, which
makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation or
discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handi-
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any such preference, limitation or discrimination." Famil-
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is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed
that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are avail-
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finest way of life! 3BR/2BA home with wa-
ter views to mainland. Private dock on
deep-water canal, five decks, atrium and
porch, large solar-heated pool and spa.
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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.
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BRADENTON DUPLEX Duplex or home
with a rental apartment. 3BR/2BA unit and
1BR/1BA unit. Convenient location has
nice fenced backyard with storage shed.
Ideal for children or pets. Ken Rickett 778-
4800 or 778-3026. $119,000. MLS75037


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Harbor, 3 1BR/1BA and 1 2BR/1.5BA.
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HIGH DEFINITION 1 12 13 4 1516 17 8 19 10 ir 2 1 m13 14 r 1 16 117 r1 1ir
by Elizabeth C. Gorski / Edited by Will Shortz


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1 It might make you sweat
4 Bad way to go
8 Vatican-related
13 Bouncer's work
21 Work (out)
22 Crackers
23 Agave root
24 Gym trainer's catchphrase
25 Bit of financial planning,
for short
26 Corner
27 Alaska's National
Historical Park
28 Mexican entree
29 Basic
31 Links legend
32 Much of the New Testament
33 A. in communications
34 Galas
35 Schmidt's successor as
German chancellor
36 Region of Saudi Arabia
37 Like the most expensive
hamburger meat
39 Feeling on an observation
deck, perhaps
41 Banes
47 James Brown's the
Feelin'"
48 Articulate
49 Ray blocker
51 "A Streetcar Named
Desire" role
52 Breakfast fare
54 Churchill and Logan: Abbr.
55 Belief
56 "Here!"
57 Env. notation
58 Some Indochinese
60 "Das Lied von der __
61 leash
63 Caterpillar hair
64 Wall St. deal
65 Advertise



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66 -Pitch
67 Apartments
69 Compose
70 Ostrich's production
72 Tries to pick up
75 Beginning and end
77 Rears
78 "Amen!"
81 Runs
84 It may be below a crest
86 Drove drunkenly
87 Do home work?
89 What blossoms do. in poetry
91 Whirling
93 Rank below a
Lt. j.g.
94 Literary pseudonym
95 High school dept.
96 Magazines have them
98 Kit
99 Mallorca, e.g.
101 Tape measure part
102 Kind of beer
103 "The Taking of Pelham
One Two Three" setting
105 Dinsmore of old children's
books
107 Onetime White House
nickname
108 Rigg and Ross
110 Paragons
111 Shot in eightball
112 Sched. approximation
113 Dungeons & Dragons
characters
114 Memorable Pacino role
116 Concrete problem
118 Court-ordered exam,
perhaps
121 Common request
123 French 101 word
124 Cabin component
125 Colorful language
126 Turtle shell
131 Play area
132 So as not to be heard
134 Like a disappointing golf
game
135 Casino gear


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136 Cuisine
137 Hotel room features
138 Basket makers
139 "You can count on me!"
140 Straight
141 Waikiki wear
142 Cantankerous
143 Firm parts: Abbr.
144 Georgia et al., once: Abbr.
145 Tricky curve

Down
1 Kind of column
2 Let go, in a way
3 1957 film featuring the
subject of this puzzle
4 Choir singers
5 The subject of this
puzzle, on 5/1/31, the
day it opened
6 Tamable cat
7 Gardener's soil
8 Openers
9 Key of Mendelssohn's
Symphony No. 3
10 What you may do during
a 15-Down?
11 Like some cocoa powder
12 One of a pair of dancers
13 Sports equipment used
with masks
14 Like a hot club, informally
15 See 10-Down
16 No. crunchers
17 Salon offering
18 Like some type: Abbr.
19 Titian's "Venus of
Urbino," for one
20 Transcript stats
30 Welcomed, as the
New Year
36 Excellent
38 Many, many moons
39 Vintners' needs
40 Out of the ballpark
42 Rail org.
43 Funhouse sounds
44 1993 film featuring the
subject of this puzzle
45 Ins
46 Tempter
48 Polluted, in a way


50 Rugby competitor
52 Slips
53 Single time?
59 Mo. in which Bill Clinton
was bom
60 "Paint Your Wagon"
mother of 1951
Broadway
62 Writing point
65 Prefix with meter
66 Actress Elisabeth
67 Lateral opening?
68 Hot stuff
71 Miracle-
73 Tuscan city
74 Chances
76 Declaration of Indepen
dence signer from Virginia
79 Hold


80 Famous last words
82 Parts of rulings
83 Farm enclosures
85 W.W. II agcy.
88 Rousing cheer
89 It has a spring in the
middle
90 Victorian, maybe
92 Whatsis
97 Tit for tat?
99 Playground come back
100 1992 Whoopi
Goldberg comedy
101 Automatic course
102 Modern traveler's
need
104 Comeback maker of
10/30/74
106 Person from the North


107 Some legal papers
109 "_ Fool" (1965 hit)
115 Speech-inspiring
figures
117 Difficult
118 Angels
119 Potbellies
120 Central point
122 Greeting card feature
124 Choirs' places
126 Abner's artist
127 Fit
128 Den din
129 Tel
130 Officer Malloy of
"Adam 12"
131 Solo piece
133 Day of the month


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