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Creation Date: May 16, 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 16, 2001

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

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Skimming the news ... Little League season winding down ... inside, page 22


Anna Maria


Islander


"The Best News on Anna Maria Island"


ISLANDER


Volume 9, no. 27, May 16, 2001 FREE


Musical chairs in building in Bradenton Beach?


By Paul Roat
Former Bradenton Beach Building Official Roger
Titus has taken the reins at the Palmetto building office.
Manatee County will take over the reins of the
Bradenton Beach building office temporarily.
Anna Maria Building Official Bob Welch has of-
fered to take over the reins of the Bradenton Beach
building office- permanently with a cover letter
and resume sent to the city dated May 11.
And Bradenton Beach is asking if there's anybody
else out there to take over the reins of its building of-
fice via the Internet.
Call it building musical chairs.


Titus resigned effective May 11. "My plans were
to retire from Bradenton Beach," Titus said, "but the
lack of knowledge of what a building department re-
quirements are by the commission and the constant
personal attack has convinced me the task of pleasing
this commission is impossible."
Bradenton Beach city commissioners agreed last
week to ask Manatee County to step in and assist in the
issuance of building permits and inspections on an in-
terim basis. Mayor Gail Cole, who had met with county
officials earlier, said the county would "take over the
full scope of the city's building and planning depart-
ment" but only for up to 60 days.


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growing .
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them growing. ",
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beth Moss of
Willow Avenue in '.
Anna M-aria~ ..
planted sunflowers .
in March and are ,_
already reaping
rewards from the
tall beauties. They N'
grew in graduated
sizes thanks to no
particular effort.
The Mosses
protected the _"
plants from Gulf
winds and salt
spray with ply-
wood barriers and '
benches only toj
have the benches
stolen. Elizabeth "
says she hopes to ..
enjoy munc ling a
few seeds before
the birds and .
rodents make off : .'
with them. Islander.. .- -
Photo: Bonner -
Futch ..





TideMark clears first hurdle


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Nick Easterling cleared a tall hurdle May 9 in his
effort to build a 40-unit lodge in the heart of Holmes
Beach.
The Holmes Beach Planning and Zoning Board
handed Easterling and Carlingford Development a vic-
tory when it voted to recommend that city commission-
ers amend the city's comprehensive land-use plan and
also rezone two pieces of property.
City commissioners are scheduled to meet May 22
to discuss the amendment to the comp plan and the re-


zoning issue that will allow Easterling to build the $16
million TideMark Lodge as planned.
Commissioners must hold a second public hearing
after the May 22 meeting for a final decision on the
amendment and rezoning.
Easterling's plans call for building a lodge with
nine hotel rooms and 31 rental/condominium units and
a 120-seat restaurant and lounge on the property that
once housed Pete Reynard's Restaurant more re-
cently Marina Bay Restaurant.
PLEASE SEE TIDEMARK, PAGE 4


Manatee County commissioners on Tuesday rati-
fied that stance.
Bradenton Beach commissioners agreed to place free
advertisements on the Internet to solicit applicants for the
building official position through several state and city
Web sites. Those ads were placed Monday, although
Welch applied Friday. He has been the head of the build-
ing department in Anna Maria for less than a year.
No closing date has been set for seeking applicants
in Bradenton Beach, and the matter is on the agenda for
further discussion during the regular city commission
meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 17.



Drainage a priority

in Anna Maria plans
By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
The residents of Anna Maria City want relief from
drainage woes. That was the message that came across
loud and clear when city commissioners met in special
session to discuss capital improvements for the Island's
northernmost city.
Commissioner John Michaels is spearheading a
plan for capital improvement projects. He explained at
the May 8 meeting that capital improvements are large,
expensive projects that the city is going to be making
over the next several years.
"Nothing has been happening for the past several
years" Michaels said, "so we will be starting from
ground zero and expanding into future expenditures,
including cycles of purchasing and phasing out ve-
hicles."
Commissioners collected written suggestions from
residents and listened to public comment.
There was some discussion among commission-
ers about whether or not to allow cost to drive the
capital improvement list something that Michaels
opposed.
He said he thinks the way to devise a capital im-
provement plan is to determine which projects are nec-
PLEASE SEE DRAINAGE, NEXT PAGE




Happenings

Avoid causeway
Thursday, Friday morning
Some "pretty disruptive lane closures" are
expected from Thursday through Friday morning,
May 17-18, on the Palma Sola Causeway be-
tween Flamingo Cay and the mainland.
Tom Thursby, project engineer on the $4
million project to replace the two small bridges
along the roadway, said barrier walls will be re-
moved along the bridges Thursday morning.
Starting at midnight Thursday and going until
noon Friday, a massive concrete pour will take
place on one of the bridge decks.
"Things should be pretty good for Friday af-
ternoon, though," Thursby said.
For more information, call Tampa Bay Engi-
neering at 761-4664.


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PAGE 2 0 MAY 16, 2001 0 THE ISLANDER


Here's your chance to offer advice on trolley


"We hope to see a trolley on the Island by Novem-
ber."
That's the word from Susan Hancock, marketing
manager for Manatee County Area Transit, on the long-
awaited trolley bus system that is coming to Anna
Maria Island.
The first trolley will reduce the time it takes to
carry passengers from the Island to town. By next sum-
mer, she said, trolley buses will be running up and
down the Island, all thanks to funding from Florida
Department of Transportation and Manatee County.
The rubber-wheeled trolley will operate from 6
a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week, free of charge for
passengers at least for-the beginning and perhaps
longer. "Headway," or the time a rider would have
to wait for a trolley, will be about 20 minutes,


Hancock said.
"For the service to work, it must be frequent," she
said.
And Hancock said she is looking for Island input
on a number of elements regarding the trolley like
a name and suggested bus stop locations.
"Nothing is carved in stone," Hancock said of the
trolley name, adding that the Manatee County Com-
mission would have the final word on what to call the
service.
Meeting with the three Island mayors Monday
during the Island Transportation Planning Organization
meeting, Hancock came away with the Island leaders'
suggestion of having a picture depicting a manatee with
the words "trolley" underneath.
The officials also urged there be no advertising on


Checking it out
John Bolger with Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 81 checks out a boat at the Coquina Bayside boat ramp
during the month-long safety check inspection program offered by the group. Bolger, operations and
communications officer for the flotilla, said the free safety checks will continue every Saturday through
May at Coquina and Kingfish boat ramps in Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach respectively. Islander
Photo: Paul Roat


the outside of the trolley.
As to bus stop locations, the Island mayors agreed
to nominate citizens to work with Hancock on sites for
the stops, using the current bus stop locations as a
guide.
Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organi-
zation planner Bob Herrington said the trolley stop lo-
cations would probably be flexible and dynamic.
"I believe it will be more informal than a regular
bus stop route," Herrington said, "with people asking
to stop more frequently. I also believe there will.be
tweaking of the trolley stops as the system goes along."
Hancock is soliciting advice on the trolley from all
citizens..She may be reached at 1108 26th Ave. E.,
Bradenton FL 34208, phone 747-8621, ext. 227, or via
e-mail at susan.hancock@co.manatee.fl.us

Drive nets truckload
Postal workers on Anna Maria Island collected
some 8,870 pounds of nonperishable food last Saturday
as the Island's contribution to the annual food drive.
Residents left bags of canned goods and other
foods at their mailboxes for the letter carriers to take
back to the post office. From there it went to Meals on
Wheels, a truckload of it in the Island's case, said
Bradenton Beach Postmaster Bob Willis.
In Anna Maria City, which does not have home
delivery, residents took the items to the post office.
Last year's total was nearly identical at 8,849
pounds.
Willis expressed appreciation to contributors and
said he and the other Island postal workers were grati-
fied at the drive's success.

Retired government exec speaks
A Range Rider, retired government manager, has
been invited to discuss mutual problems at a meeting of
the Barrier Island Elected Officials Wednesday, May 23.
The meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the Holmes Beach
City Hall and is open to the public.
Range Riders is a group of retired city and county
managers and is part of the Florida City and County
Management Association, explained Holmes Beach
City Commissioner Don Maloney.
"Discussions by Range Riders in other cities have
outlined how professional management has handled
such topics as relations among commissioners, selec-
tion of department managers, financial and budget
problems" and other matters of significance to Island
governments, said Maloney.


Drainage top priority
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
essary, then determine how much the necessary
projects will cost and then figure out how to fund them.
Vice Mayor Tom Skoloda said he thinks consider-
ations of public safety, compliance with federal or state
regulations and guidelines, the complexity and cost of
the project and the desired improvements should drive
the list.
Skoloda pointed out these considerations play a
major role in the city's comprehensive plan.
The majority of residents spoke of the need for
relief from the flooding that is routine after a rain-
storm.
Resident Randall Stover pointed out that of the 54
projects on the list, 23 are related to drainage.
Richard DeFrank asked commissioners to consider
clearing out the alleyways between Pine Avenue and
Elm Street. DeFrank said the alleyway needs to be
cleared of large trees and other plantings as well as
storage sheds and other structures so that it can hold
stormwater runoff as was originally intended.
Joan Dickinson reminded commissioners of flood-
ing problems at her 865 N. Shore Drive residence -
something she's been telling them since last July.
Bunny Garst spoke of a hazard at 885 N. Shore
Drive on behalf of a resident who is disabled and has
fallen numerous times trying to cross a ditch to get to
the beach.
Garst took a tumble there herself just before the meet-
ing when she tried to assess the problem in order to relay
the information to commissioners. She said later that a
visit to her chiropractor took care of her injuries.
Margaret Jenkins wants to see the bike path con-


Coming along
One of the largest commercial projects in Bradenton Beach history is well on its way to reality, with a Novem-
ber 2001 completion date projected. Bridgewalk, at Bridge Street and Gulf Drive, is a blend of restaurant,
retail shops and accommodations. Developer and owner Barbara Rodocker said the first phase of motel
rooms and offices is scheduled to be open by November, with the restaurant opening a few weeks later and
more offices and accommodations opening a few weeks after that. She added that a restaurant operator had
been secured, but declined to disclose the identity. Islander Photo: Paul Roat

tinued on Gulf Drive between Willow and Palmetto. Commissioners will revisit the capital improve-
"That would give the school kids a paved bike path all ment list at another special meeting when they plan to
the way from the elementary school to the community prioritize the list.
center," she said. "It's hazardous for them now and it's That meeting is set for 7 p.m. Thursday, May 17,
bad for other bike riders, too." at Anna Maria City Hall.










Building height restrictions OK'd


She asked, they responded.
With a flurry of Islanders, Perico and Palma Sola resi-
dents and others supporting height reductions for future
residential building in unincorporated areas of Manatee
County, the Board of County Commissioners voted unani-
mously Tuesday to amend height restrictions.
County Commissioner Jane von Hahmann asked
her constituents to speak up last week following the
first public reading to amend height restrictions, when
only a handful of developers, or attorneys representing
developers, addressed the change.
Commissioners Tuesday voted unanimously to ap-
prove the controversial 35-foot height-limitation law
Tuesday.
The amendment adds restrictions to the height re-
quirements for planned development residential zoning
districts.
The new restrictions were at first panned by devel-
opers at an earlier work session, prompting several
commissioners including von Hahmann, who rep-
resents Anna Maria Island, Cortez and northwest
Bradenton to issue a request for citizens to write or
attend the final public hearing on the matter.
They packed the county commission chamber and
scores of citizens spoke vehemently in favor of the
need for restrictions on building height.
The height restriction ordinance went into effect
March 30, 2001.
The new county law mimics the three Island city
ordinances limiting the height of all buildings. On the
Island, the spur for height restrictions was the construc-
tion of the six-story Martinique condominiums in
Holmes Beach.
For the county, the height-restriction trigger appar-
ently was the Bradenton approval of plans to erect 10-
story condos on Perico Island, just across Anna Maria
Sound from the Island.
Manatee County, Anna Maria City, Bradenton
Beach and Holmes Beach, along with citizens and en-
vironmental groups, have joined forces to attempt to
block the Perico project as proposed by Arvida Corp.
The opposition to tall buildings along the county


shoreline mounted again when a proposed development
near El Conquistador Country Club was announced..
If approved, that project will proceed as planned
because it entered the planning process before the re-
striction was enacted.
Islanders scrambled recently to block an ill-con-
ceived state amendment that would have allowed 120-
foot-high buildings anywhere in Florida including
Anna Maria Island.
Florida Rep. Michael Bennett, R-Bradenton, tacked
the amendment onto growth management legislation in
the Florida House of Representatives April 30.
He withdrew the amendment, stating he was only
trying to make a point that a Manatee County proposal
to limit building height to 35 feet was unfeasible.
County officials responded by stating they believed
Bennett, an electrical contractor, had intended to have the
amendment pass \ without being discovered.
Ironically, the entire growth management legisla-
tion became mired in the byplay between House and
Senate leaders and never was adopted.

Learn about Perico May 24
Concerned Citizens of Manatee County
wants to invite you to a community forum
Thursday, May 24, to "Save Perico Island."
The forum is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the
Manatee County Central Library, 1301
Barcarrota Blvd. W., Bradenton, near the Mana-
tee River and 13th Street West.
County Commissioner Amy Stein and Jim
.Minnix, an attorney with Manatee County, will
be on hand to discuss a plan by Arvida to build
an 898-unit condominium project on north
Perico Island. Some of the condos proposed will
be 10 stories high.
i. y.fyou -antmore information or wish to
donate nine or funding call Jerry Messick at
'70'2-(l-145, or Ann Rogers at 795-7974. You can
also log onto their Web site at
www.geocities.com/saveperico.


THE ISLANDER E MAY 16, 2001 0 PAGE 3


Meetings

Anna Maria City
May 24, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
May 17, 1 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda:
discussion on Island Emergency Operations Center,
announcement of Coastal Friendly Award, Herb
Dolan Park safety issues discussion, scenic highway
grant request, building official discussion, request
from Turtle Watch to use all-terrain vehicle on the
beach, Coquina Beach Festival event request, city
hall alarm system discussion, commission reports
and public comment.
May 22, 1 p.m., scenic highway committee meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.. :

Holmes Beach
May 22, 7 p.m., city omnii.sion meeting followed
by work session.-
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May 24,10 a.m., code enforcement board meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Of Interest
May 16, 6 p.m., West Manatee Fire & Rescue Dis-
trict commission meeting to adopt fire assessment
fees for 2001-.2002 fiscal year. Regular meeting to
follow at"Station 1, 6001 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach.
May 17, 7 p.m., Cortez Waterfronts Florida meeting.
Agenda: final dr aft cf design standards by Cortez
Waterfronts Florida and presenrition of Rivolta
Marine preliminary plan for use of old Sigma prop-
erty, at old fireh-ou'e'on 123rd Street Court West.
May 21, 9:30 a.m., Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan
Planning Organization meeting, Sudakoff Center,
USF-New College campus, Sarasota.
May 23, 7 p.m., Island Elected Officials meeting,
Holmes Beach City Hall.


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TideMark Lodge gets planner OK
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Once he receives approval, Easterling said, he and
his partners Chris Horsley and contractor Steve
Titsworth would close on the land in mid-June and
begin construction around Aug. 1.
"I'm real happy because (the planning and zoning
board) is the toughest crowd to get this by," Easterling
said after the 3-2 vote. "They're stuck with a difficult
job because they had no site plan to look at and it's one
of the biggest projects they've seen in a while."'
Board members Joe Kennedy and Bruce Golding
voted against the amendment and the rezoning issue.
Committee members Sylvia Harris, Jack Williamson
and Sue Normand voted to approve the changes.
In order for the developers to proceed with their
plans, two pieces of property adjacent to the former
Marina Bay Restaurant would be rezoned from RS-I,
or single-family residential, to C-3, commercial.
While Kennedy said the TideMark project is a
great concept, he didn't like rezoning the property
without guarantees that Easterling would develop the
property as he says he will.
"We're usurping zoning," Kennedy said. "I feel
uncomfortable."
There's nothing to guarantee once the rezone is
approved that the property, now a great deal more
valuable, won't be sold and another developer step in,
he reasoned.
Kennedy also said there hadn't been time to thor-
oughly research the plans, the land-use changes re-
quested or the proposed ordinances.
Prior to the 3-2 vote, Golding offered a similar
complaint.
"I see no compelling reason to rezone," Golding
said. "Let's stick with our rules and regulations. If we
start changing zoning we're in trouble because others
who buy property will want to change zoning. We need
to enforce the rules we have."
City Attorney Jim Dye told the P&Z board it must
consider the small-scale amendment to the comprehen-
sive plan without taking into consideration what the
future plans for the property may be, although nearly


Area formerly occupied by Pete Reynard's R
located at 5325 Marina Drive


everyone present spoke regarding the TideMark plans.
Gerald Smelts, a planner with the Tampa Bay Re-
gional Planning Council, told the planning and zoning
members that the amendment and rezoning were in
keeping with the city's comprehensive plan.
"As to the issue of additional commercial versus
residential, this project is consistent," Smelts said.
"Residential is inconsistent with what surrounds it,
rather than the other way around."
At issue is rezoning two pieces of property cur-
rently zoned single-family residential. Both properties
now have a nonconforming, grandfathered use with a
duplex on each lot. Each lot would receive the C-3 des-
ignation or the same zoning as the rest of the Marina
Bay property.
Easterling told the board that his project is like
most Island hotels and condos.
"We call this a hotel, but it's no different than any
other condo on the Island," Easterling said. "The differ-
ence is we have a front desk, a restaurant and a.lounge."
Bill Brisson, a planner and economist from Sarasota,
routinely advises small coastal towns on planning.


TideMark Lodge
property in Holmes
Beach. Proposed for
the former Marina Bay
316 unrse Lane restaurant is a hotel,
restaurant and rental
units. City planning
5318 Sunrise Lane commissioners ap-
proved the project; it
will go to the city
commission May 22.




restaurantt



Speaking for TideMark, Brisson said the project
can only be a positive for what has become a blighted
area in Holmes Beach.
"It's going to improve tourism and improve the
compatibility of surrounding properties," Brisson said.
"It will benefit other surrounding businesses."
Titsworth said he used to enjoy Pete Reynard's
when it was in its heyday, but the property "hasn't had
much to offer in a long time." He lives on Sunrise Lane,
east of and adjacent to where the lodge will be built.
"For years I've had to look at a sea of asphalt,"
Titsworth told the board. "This project is an asset to
Holmes Beach, my neighborhood and my children.
This is the highest and best use for this property."
Lance Spotts, another homeowner who lives next
to the property, also likes the project.
"Nick's been very open with me," Spotts said, "and
I'm in favor of this."
The two duplexes are owned by Tony and Eleanor
(Reynard) Tatakis. The rezone petition was filed by
Carlingford Development on their behalf. The Marina
Bay property is presently owned by Bill Zalla.


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THE ISLANDER 0 MAY 16, 2001 0 PAGE 5


Fingertips, nails get short reprieve


Kennedy resigns from tardy turtles so far this season


Citing personal reasons, Holmes Beach Planning
Board member Joe Kennedy resigned on Friday, two
days after he voted to deny rezoning land to accommo-
date plans for a lodge/condominium development in
the city.
The vote was 3-2 to recommend approving the re-
zone and to amend the city's comprehensive plan with
Kennedy on the dissenting side.
The recommendation paves the way for TideMark
Lodge to present its plans to the city commission on
May 22.
''I feel like I've done my civic duty. I've been on
the board for more than four years. You do things for
several reasons you enjoy it, you get paid or you're
doing a worthwhile cause," Kennedy said. "I have
other interests, too. There are times when I could
choose from four meetings to attend."
Kennedy fought city hall Holmes Beach sev-
eral years ago for the right to separate two contiguous
lots. The property is his family residence and in order
to split the lots and develop the mostly vacant one, he
had to remove an encroachment.
While 'the lots were both buildable at one time,
according to the city's 1989 comprehensive plan they
had to be combined because each lot was then deter-
mined to be undersized for residential development.
Kennedy finally prevailed in that matter, although
it was a hard-fought battle. Other contiguous property
owners circumvented the system by removing en-
croachments in advance and requesting variances for
building new homes on the down-sized lot.
He confronted obstacles from former Mayor Bob
VanWagoner, who sought to withhold public records
from Kennedy and charge exorbitant fees for other
records.
Kennedy worked on honest principles and brought
the issue to the forefront in spite of the odds.
He also served in the past on the Bradenton Beach
City Commission.


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By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
"You mean I get to keep my manicure for another
week?" was the wry question from an Island Turtle
Watch beach patrol woman last week.
But this week on Tuesday morning two nests were
located in the sand and dug up and relocated to
Coquina Beach. So much for the manicure. Good for
the manicurist.
The volunteers comment was made to Suzi Fox,
who holds the state permit for marine turtle preserva-
tion on Anna Maria Island, and her question wasn't an
idle one.
Digging turtle nests is hard on manicures, Fox
noted, and worse for fingertips. The volunteers who
walk the beach at sunrise during sea turtle nesting sea-
son can depend on bleeding fingertips from digging in
the sand.
Most of the nests this year will have to be dug up
and moved from the area involved in the beach
renourishment project and the eggs put in the safety of
Coquina Beach, which isn't in the project. That runs
from 13th Street South in Bradenton Beach to 77th
Street in Holmes Beach, and from Oak Avenue to Sy-
camore in Anna Maria City.
"You can recognize the egg rescuers by the Band-
Aids on their fingertips," said Fox. "I gave everybody
leather gloves, but they seldom use them because their
fingertips sense the eggs in the nest.
"It takes about a month for calluses to form and the
bleeding stops."
This week's nests were discovered on the beach in
the 2700 block of Gulf Drive and on the shore behind
La Costa condominiums at 1800 Gulf Drive.
With only three other nests so far this season,
which began May 1 and ends in October only one
of those has been in the relocation zone. That nest was
dug Sunday night by a mother loggerhead at 11th Street
in Bradenton Beach. The other two nests of 2001 were


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Vision?
Are we seeing a resemblance to Bradenton or sniff-
ing too much of the wafting aroma of oranges baking?
We're looking at a city ready to roll out the red
carpet for a development without considering its seri-
ous implications. And there appear to be some.
The best way to exemplify our objections to the zon-
ing and land-use plan changes Holmes Beach city com-
missioners will consider at their May 22 meeting is to
point to Bradenton. Mayor Wayne Poston and Arvida.
It's d6jA vu all over again.
Holmes Beach is looking at changing its compre-
hensive plan and zoning regulations to accommodate
an elaborate development and it seems things can't
move fast enough.
During past Holmes Beach elections, candidates
have adamantly opposed rezoning, changing density
and intensity of use, and accommodating development.
Now commissioners are embracing a development
plan as if it were a godsend. One commissioner is re-
ported to have said he'd do "anything, write ordi-
nances, change the code," to see it went through.
To smooth the way, they're using the "blight"
word, with its negative connotations, to describe the
present state of the property. While the restaurant is not
necessarily blighted, it certainly could be termed a
white elephant. Long gone is the luster of Pete
Reynard's Restaurant.
Let's follow this scenario up to today ...
Developer Nick Easterling, a very likable longtime
Islander, has a dream. He looked at the defunct Marina
Bay restaurant and saw a beautiful old-Florida lodge.
Rather than a lodge with overnight rooms, he
sought to make it more feasible by selling the units as
free-standing condos, renting them out and turning a
profit for the owners.
He then looked at incorporating the adjacent prop-
erties, increasing the number of condo/rental units and
carving out more space for the marina.
Keep in mind that for developers, the profit is at the
end when the last few units are sold. Cramming in more
units increases the end result.
The first add-on Easterling has targeted consists of
two lots occupied by two duplexes (although zoned for
single-family use), standing between the restaurant and
a large, valuable bayfront home for which he either
can't or won't meet the owner's price.
That addition gives him a little more than four
acres, enough to build 40 units under the present code
of 10 units per acre.
But and we see a big but his plans call for carv-
ing out the duplexes to widen the canal and add dockage.
Doesn't that subtract from the units he can build?


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He's adding to that a 120-seat restaurant, meeting
space for 100 persons and outdoor dining.
There's no mention of the city's open space re-
quirements and no precedent for his commercial con-
dominium concept.
The city attorney advised planning board members
last week that the future use of the property cannot be
taken into consideration in making zoning changes. A
later buyer could propose a circus there.
Easterling has a beautiful plan a wonderfully at-
tractive, elaborate development that will no doubt be an
asset to the surrounding commercial property.
But at least some of the residential neighbors are con-
cerned with increased boat traffic, danger to manatees fre-
quently seen in the area, noise and encroaching tourism in
their solidly family neighborhood.





Opinion


You think we have problems?
As everyone knows, a California millionaire
paid the Russians $20 million to be the first tourist
to go to the International Space Station, having been
declined by NASA. However, his trip was almost
foiled when it appeared that NASA's shuttle might
not be able to depart the space station as scheduled
due to some computer glitches which caused its visit
to be delayed, therefore leaving no room for the Rus-
sian mission to dock.
In other words, there goes the first tourist into
space, and already they have a parking problem. You'd
think NASA could have seen that coming what with the
shuttle being based in Florida.
Anna O'Brien, Bradenton Beach

Much better late
This is for (Manatee County Commission Chairman)
Joe McClash and (Commissioner) Jane von Hahmann:
In reading the several articles in The Islander re-
garding the further development on Anna Maria,
Cortez and Perico, or elsewhere on this west coast, I
wish to protest!
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What a lovely site for a small bed and breakfast, we
were told by another visionary. It's a low-intensity
lodging alternative that could have its own feasibility
and blend into the area, bridging the commercial and
residential properties.
.It will be up to the city commission to decide
whether or not to make the changes Easterling requests.
He's going for the brass ring and even he has said
"I may not get it all."
At the least, we hope the commission slows down
the process enough to take the big picture into account..
Please, don't rush and don't follow in
Bradenton's path. More development is sure to follow
down that road.
And we see more behind the mirror than is re-
flected on its surface.








I may be a little late, but better late than never.
Marjorie B. Cobb, formerly of Holmes Beach

Great postal service
Regarding Dorothy F. Perricone's letter about the
Post Office (Your Opinion May 9):
If I ever saw a cheap shot, that was it. I have had
nothing but great service over the years from Ruth Koci
and Gail Husband and I'm sure it will continue.
John Shirk, Anna Maria City

Thanks for prayers
More than 50 people attended the Anna Maria Is-
land Day of Prayer service at the Holmes Beach City
Hall flag pole on May 3.
Special thanks to the City of Holmes Beach for
providing the flagpole and the electricity, to Roser
Memorial Community Church trustees for providing
and setting up the loudspeakers, and to the clergy, of
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Church of the Annuncia-
tion, St.-Bernard Catholic Church, Roser, and Harvey
Memorial Community Church for an inspiring service.
Bob Meylan, All Island Denominations


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Rising horizon
Some people get paid to drive a bus. Some to run
a bank. Me? I get paid to watch the sun go down. In the
interest ofjournalistic integrity I must admit that that's
not all I do to get Ed to write me a check every Friday,
but it sure is the part that's the most fun.
You see, the place where I earn my daily bread, the
Beach House, just so happens to be located directly on
the edge of the Gulf of Mexico. And as anybody who
has been there will readily attest, if you gotta work for
a living there are definitely worse places to do it.
Among its many pleasantries, you'd be hard pressed to
find a place that affords a more generous vista to revel


in the splendor which enfolds as day passes to night.
Each a gem to behold as nameless colors and bottom-
less shades merge and intertwine with a seamless pro-
gression that no artist's hand can ever truly recreate.
Making it even more of a joyful spectacle is the
presence of the dozens to hundreds of people I get to
share it all with. In the spirit of showmanship we have
long made a game of it all. The rules are simple: you
must guess the time the sun will completely sink out of
view following the lead of that paragon of gameshows,
the Price is Right. The person/table close enough to
the second without going over wins what's behind
door number two.
Those nights when I am the manager on duty, I se-
lect a child of a certain age to assist me in marking the
moment. With one eye on the sun and one on my watch
I hold the Solar Gong and at my signal they give it their
best whack. With their mighty stroke an Anna Maria
Island tradition provides another life memory for all
lucky enough to be a part of it.
So, now that I have firmly established my creden-
tials as a bona fide professional sunset watcher, I would
like to take issue with this myth of the green flash.
Because as a card-carrying member of the International
Order of the Friends of Phoebus I have watched -


THE ISLANDER 0 MAY 16, 2001 0 PAGE 7
intently hundreds of sunsets to their crowning de-
scent. From bright orange balls slowly melting into the
sea to great fingers of light reaching upward to the very
heavens themselves I've seen 'em all. However, never
once have I seen so much as a green wink.
As a matter of fact the only time I have ever seen
the color green in a sunset was over Horsetooth Res-
ervoir, a body of water which lies just west of Fort
Collins, Colo. And the only reason that happened was
the smoke from the great fires of Yellowstone had
drifted far enough southeast to give the sky an eerie
glow I had never laid eyes on before or since.
Perhaps this elusive solar phenomenon you hear so
much of is a equatorial thing. Maybe we're just not far
south enough. I suppose it's possible. With that in
mind, if any reader would care to argue that that is pre-
cisely the case I would love to hear your tale. And I
promise to keep an open mind's eye.
Besides, it doesn't matter whether it is legend or
fact. And it also doesn't matter if tonight's performance
features the color red, yellow, pink, orange or green; a
sunset is something to treasure, not quibble over.
And, by the way: the next time you watch the sun
"set" keep in mind it's not going down, it's the horizon
rising.


Vet memorial on Leffis Key moving nearer


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
A final legality check and action by Manatee
County commissioners seem the only barriers to a
memorial to veterans on Anna Maria Island.
Jim Kissick and Bob DeVane have written a pro-
posed proclamation, as requested. The mayors of all
municipalities concerned have signed it. The brief
flurry over monument-or-memorial has been settled.
Now it's up to the county commission,.
It will be a memorial, Kissick emphasized, be-
cause a monument has to be wheelchair-accessible and
the location is at the end of a steep dirt path to the high-
est point on Anna Maria Island, on Leffis Key.
So it gets to be a memorial, probably a medium-
size flagpole set in concrete with a small bronze plaque


affixed to identify it as a memorial to veterans.
It will be just out of reach beyond the railing around
the small platform atop the Leffis peak, said Kissick.
"People can gather at the base of the hill and see, embla-
zoned against the sky, the national colors the veterans have
served under."
Kissick is a longtime member of the Military Order
of World Wars and DeVane of the Veterans of Foreign
Wars. What they wanted was "an appropriate gathering
site on the Island, coinciding with the county veterans
memorial" behind Manatee Memorial Hospital.
They and John Chappie, Kissick's successor as
Bradenton Beach city commissioner, weeded out other
sites as not having enough parking or not being central to
the three Island cities and Longboat Key. The wildlife
sanctuary of Leffis Key is at the southern end of Anna


Maria Island less than a mile north of Longboat, and
its parking area can accommodate cars by the dozens.
The mayors of Anna Maria City, Holmes Beach,
Bradenton Beach and Longboat Key all agreed, and let
the county know of their approval.
When Kissick took the final proposal to the
county, Commission Chairman Joe McClash advised
him that a letter would be necessary to get an item on
the agenda. And staff said they'd need a couple of
weeks to research its legality. It will go to the county
commission in June.
Kissick is optimistic, for he's heard not a discour-
aging word against the memorial. And even if he did,
it wouldn't slow him down he's a veteran not only
of lengthy military service and of war, but of countless
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Island tropical yard shared in national publication


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
They have three waterfalls, a pond, 11 different
palms, uncounted hundreds of tropical plants in their
Holmes Beach yard. They have a successful business.
And they have a truly big spread in one of America's
giant magazines, Better Homes and Gardens.
None of it is an accident, said Nicole Heslop. She
and husband Jon Westergard have done it all on pur-
pose, except for the Better Homes part; that's a divi-
dend.
Their yards, both front and back, are so spectacu-
lar that when Island snowbird Sally Maurer saw them,
she sent photos to the magazine, for which she is a fea-
ture stylist. Better Homes jumped on it, sent a crew
here for three or four days and put it all in a special
insert in the current edition.
Trouble is, from a local standpoint, the publishers
elected to omit the insert from copies of the magazine
distributed here. Nobody here knows why, and head-
quarters says only that it's policy.
Heslop said she was told insert distribution is based
on economic criteria and other reasons.
Whatever, it is a spectacular layout of an Anna
Maria Island backyard, and a spectacular coup for the
home's owners who own the Everything Under the Sun
Garden Center in Holmes Beach.
It's not bad for the Island, either: Heslop notes that
of all the backyards portrayed in the special section, all
are in California except one theirs.
Title of the Better Homes special is "Better by
Design," and the local backyard is labeled "A Tropical
Getaway." It has nine photos on five pages, she noted,
one of the photos covers a page and a half.
Heslop said all it took was years of design and
collecting plants and the hard work of building the
yard.
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of Great Dane next door that practically stepped over the
fence to dig in the yard, they built a "living wall" of plant
life as tall as half a dozen Great Danes.
Then came the 11 varied palm trees, and then the real
fun all kinds of native growth and those hundreds of
plants from all over the tropics. They knew what they were
doing, for they spent years traveling the Caribbean and
South America "before the garden store leashed us."
They bought the former Island Garden Center five
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it was two years in the making, after work at Under the
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All of the plants at their home are stocked in their
store, she said, explaining that there is a tropical flair
in all of their projects. Their work is here, for "we will
not leave the Island, there is plenty of work to keep us
busy on Anna Maria.
"We do it all ourselves, nothing is subcontracted.
It's the difference between planting and design. We're
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More meetings planned for vacation proposal


By Paul Roat
The second meeting on the proposal to vacate Bay
Drive South in Bradenton Beach has resulted in lots
more talk but still no decisions except for the need
for another meeting.
Although the majority of the city commissioners
appeared to balk at the idea of vacating the platted-but-
never-built right of way along Anna Maria Sound, all
agreed for the need to discuss the matter further with
residents. The next meeting will be at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 13, at city hall.
Area residents within the South Bay Association,
led by Ken Lohn. asked the city to consider vacating its
right of way to the upland landowners. Lohn, who has
not been able to attend the previous two sessions due
to health reasons, wrote to the city in February that "the
lack of city care, maintenance and policing of the land
it owns is the major factor in contributing to any trashi-
ness or shabbiness that continues to afflict our neigh-
borhood."
Residents have complained about vandalism, trash
and crumbling seawalls in the area. Since the city owns
the land abutting Anna Maria Sound, seawalls are prob-


GARDEN, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 8
something unique and valuable here.
"Our goal is to beautify the Island one piece at a
time."


ably on city property and repair or replacement falls to
the city. Cost estimates to replace the seawall along the
entire stretch of property run more than $800,000.
The vacation proposal would be done block by block
from Fifth Street South to 13th Street South. All upland
residents in each block would have to agree to the vaca-
tion for the land to revert from public to private use.
For that vacation to take place, residents would
have to file the proper documents with the city, and
public hearings and a formal decision on the matter
would be up to the city commission.
At Monday's three-hour work session, about 30
residents spoke on the vacation. Most echoed earlier
comments, and South Bay Association attorney Cliff
Waters seemed to sum up their viewpoint:
"The right of way was designated as a road but was
never used as a road, the city has no intent of using it
as a road, and I believe there is a good argument that
the city has no rights to that road."
It appears the June work session will address Vice
Mayor Bill Arnold's concerns regarding the property.
He said that permitting agencies had told him that per-
mits to build seawalls probably could not be issued.


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"I see the need," Arnold said of the vacation, "but
at the same time I wouldn't know what we'd be vacat-
ing without a survey. I keep hearing 'seawalls,' and I
don't think you can put up a seawall. [Environmental
regulators] have said they just don't allow seawalls any
more. That's what five people have told me."
David Souders, representing the South Bay Associa-
tion Monday, said he would provide the city with infor-
mation on seawall repair-construction next meeting.
"While it is not an emergency, it is a desperate situ-
ation," said Commissioner Dawn Baker. She advocated
planting mangroves along the shoreline to protect the
land and installation of "No Trespassing" signs to stop
the vandalism.
Commissioner Berneitta Kays said she "was not
for giving the land away."
Commissioner John Chappie, whose district in-
cludes the area, said he believes the Bay Drive South
property "has endless potential. If it is vacated, it would
be private, restricted, and I'm not sure that's the right
way to go. It belongs to all of us. I would like to take
the time to see what our options are."
Mayor Gail Cole said "a boardwalk along Bay
Drive South to Coquina sounds nice, but opening
that avenue can bring problems, especially on holi-
days. The city has not taken the responsibility to take
care of this, and I'd like to see another work session
and see what we can.do. The residents there have a
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Announcements


County Democratic officials
to report on Tallahassee
The Anna Maria Island Democratic Club will hear
a report on the recently ended 2001 legislative session
in Tallahassee when it meets at noon Monday, May 21,
at the Beach House restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N.,
Bradenton Beach.
Speakers will be Richard Reuschling, Manatee
County's state Democratic committeeman, and Wilma
Warren, committeewoman, said Dale de Haan, Island
club president.
The lunch meeting will be Dutch treat and is open
to any interested person, said de Haan. Details may be
obtained at 778-9287.


Officers, volunteers featured
by historical society
Officers will be elected and volunteers honored at
a meeting of the Anna Maria Island Historical Society
Monday, May 21.
The meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. at Anna Maria
City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive. It will be the final meet-
ing of the season, and it is open to the public.
Singled out for special honors will be docents, pio-
neer bread bakers and others who have supported the
Island Historical Museum. Details are available at 778-
0492.

Business card exchange
scheduled next Wednesday
A business card exchange sponsored by the Anna
Maria Island Chamber of Commerce is scheduled from
5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, at Mama Lo by the
Sea, 101 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria City. Attendance
may be confirmed and further information obtained at
778-1541.

Island youth run Roser service
More than 30 young people from several churches
will perpetuate a popular tradition Sunday, May 20,
when they conduct the worship service at Roser Memo-
rial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria
City.
The occasion is Children and Youth Sunday, and
their service will be the church's worship service at 10
a.m.
Many youngsters will read from the Bible, skits of
Bible stories will be presented, several choirs will sing,
and banners created by the young people will be part
of the service.
The participants won't be limited to Roser mem-
bers, said a church spokesperson, but will include
members of other churches' youth ministries.
"Everyone is invited to this heart-warming ser-
vice," said the spokesperson. "It is an opportunity for
children and youth to express their Christianity."
Further information may be obtained at 778-0414.

Island churches get $4,077 from
Kiwanis Easter service
The Easter sunrise service brought $4,077.04 in
offerings to be divided among the Island's churches,
said Bob LoPiccolo of the sponsoring Kiwanis Club of
Anna Maria Island.
The contributions at the 37th annual service brings
the total over the years to $109,000, said LoPiccolo,
who chaired the event for the Kiwanis Club.
He said that this year for the first time the Salva-
tion Army shared in the donations, receiving $250.
Each of the seven churches on the Island received
$536.72, he reported.
More than 1,500 attended the sunrise service at the
Manatee County Public Beach, he said, and expressed
gratitude to them and to the individuals and businesses
helping Kiwanis with the service's presentation.

Cheerleaders sign Monday
Girls ages 9 to 12 may sign up Monday, May 21,
to become cheerleaders for the P.A.L. Dolphins foot-
ball team. The sign-up will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria City. Further information may be
obtained by calling 778-1908.


Teddies for tots
Four Anna Maria Island women participated with the
Magic of Manatee Sweet Adelines in competition with
other choirs at Orlando, and contributed to the 1,000-
plus Teddy Bears for Tots program of the Florida
Highway Patrol. Left to right are Barbara Marcheck,
Jeanette Rothberg, Marilyn Shirley and Doris Willis.

Two small business awards
coming on Longboat Key
National Small Business Week May 21-24 will be
observed by the annual awards to small businesses and
small business persons by the Longboat Key Chamber
of Commerce.
The awards will be presented at a breakfast start-
ing at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, May 24, at the Holiday Inn
Hotel and Suites, 4949 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Reser-
vations may be made at 387-9519.
Contenders nominated for the awards:
Rookie Small Business Person of the Year, in busi-
ness three years or less Charles Dekranis of Foodies
Centre Market, Tony and Susan Appel of Island Juice
and Java, Stephen and Valerie Nelson of Taylor Rental,
and Devan and Ketan Patel of the Medicine Shoppe
Pharmacy.
Small Business Person of the Year Rick and
Sandy LaRose of Design 2000, Ross and Michele
Toussaint of Exotica Florist, Peter and Nancy
Jorgensen of Auto Air Doctor, Barbara Rodocker of
Silver Sands resort, Rick Bergere of Madison Avenue
Advertising, Dale Dreger of Key Plumbing, Ben Coo-
per of Ben Cooper Tax and Accounting, J.R.
vanLienden of Masterpiece Portraits, Les Young of
Young's Landscape, Barbara Wright of Wright Ac-
counting and Business Management, Dr. Michael Jasin
of Jasin Facial Rejuvenation Institute, Sandy Hascher
of 2 Party Ladies Catering, Ana Molinari of Ana
Molinari Salon, Suzette and Chris Cushman of Enter-
tainment Golf, Rusty Chinnis Contractor, Kavita
Chatani of Zodiac Jewelry, and Andrew Reynolds of
Nationwide Floor and Window Coverings.

St. Johns River display
at historical museum
A display of an American Heritage River, the St.
Johns in eastern Florida, is being featured at the Anna
Maria Island Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria City.
One of the five largest north-flowing rivers in the
world, it is a focus of the Florida Humanities Council
which is sponsoring the display here.
It runs from south of Melbourne to the Atlantic at
Jacksonville, passing through eight major lakes in its 310-
mile convolutions. It has been a highway for mankind
from the time of the Timucuan Indians, who called it
Welaka, river of many lakes. Efforts continue to preserve
its ecostructure, which nourishes an array of wildlife.
Its history is traced in pictures and text in the dis-
play. The museum is open Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Admission is free. Further information may be obtained
at 778-0492.

Duplicate bridge players meeting
on two Wednesdays
Duplicate bridge play is scheduled at noon Wednes-
days, May 16 and 23, at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City.
Barbara Parkman of Holmes Beach is taking reser-
vations for players and providing further information at
778-3390.


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on watercolor technique
Holmes Beach artist Jean Ann Tourt will demon-
strate watercolor painting from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, May
18, at the gallery of the Artists Guild of Anna Maria
Island, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
A former public health nurse from Illinois, Tourt
has been painting Island scenes for 15 years. Further
details may be obtained at 778-6694.

Seminars, reception will note
Small Business Week
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce is cel-
ebrating National Small Business Week May 21-24
with seminars on five subjects and a Business After
Hours reception.
The seminars will be at the Holiday Inn Hotel and
Suites, 4949 Gulf of Mexico Drive, and will be open
to non-chamber members as well as members.
They are: "Succeeding in the New Millennium,"
Stephan Edwards, speaker, 8-9:30 a.m. Monday; "Dare
to Change," Andy Fox, speaker, 8-9:30 a.m. Tuesday;
"How to Maximize Your Marketing Dollars," Marjorie
Floyd, speaker, noon-1:30 p.m. Tuesday; "Tourism and
Economic Development in Our Backyard," panel dis-
cussion, 8-9:30 a.m. Wednesday; "Facts About the
Medical Insurance Crisis for Small Business," panel
discussion, 11:30 a.m.-l:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The reception will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at
Avenue of the Flowers, Bay Isles Parkway. It will in-
clude a showcase of products and services, a "taste of
the avenue" sponsored by stores and restaurants, and
includes entertainment by Roberta Gurland. Reserva-
tions may be made at 387-9519.

Three Cortezians are installed
by cruising sailboat club
Three Cortez residents were installed as officers of
the Sun Coast Yacht Club in ceremonies over the
weekend at the Bradenton Yacht Club in Palmetto.
The Cortezians are Doug Tarbet, vice commodore;
Glen Kuras, rear commodore race; and Bernard White,
rear commodore cruise. Lou Fusilli of Bird Key was
installed as commodore.
The Sun Coast club is made up of owners of cruis-
ing sailboats, and further information may be obtained
at 349-7827.


Obituaries


Edward C. Gardner
Edward C. Gardner, 88, of Anna Maria, died May
10.
Born in Chicago. Mr. Gardner was an auditor. He
served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was
a member of theU.S. Power Squadron.
There were no services.
He is survived by wife Gertrude; daughter Patricia
Fugate of Sarasota; and two grandchildren.

Richard D. Harris
Richard D. Harris, 78, of Anna Maria, died May
12.
Born in Fitchburg, Mass.. Mr. Harris moved to
Manatee County from Cape Elizabeth, Maine, in 1989,
after vacationing here for three years. He was a sales
representative for Duofast Staples in Maine. He was
owner of a grocery store in Bernardston, Mass. He
served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War
II. He was Protestant.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may in care of Progressive
Care Unit. Blake Medical Center. 2020 59th St. W.,
Bradenton FL 34205 .Griffith-Cline Funeral Home,
Island Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Carolyn F.; daughters
Sandra Batchelder of Barre, Vt., Marsha of Seattle,
Wash., and Elaine Harris-Lowell of Sarasota; son Tho-
mas of Mount Vernon, N.H.; and seven grandchildren.

Edward John Kercher
Edward John Kercher, 70, of Bradenton, died May
II.
Born in Buffalo, N.Y., Mr. Kercher moved to
Manatee County in 1947. He was in the insurance busi-
ness. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was past


Baby shower
Babies such as this yellow crown heron will benefit
from the annual baby bird shower from 1 to 3 p.m.
Sunday, May 20, at the Pelican Man's Bird Sanctu-
ary on City Island, off the south ramp of the New
Pass Bridge to Longboat Key. Orphaned fledglings
will be shown to visitors, who may bring gifts from a
long list available by calling 388-4444.


president of the Manatee County Chapter of the Na-
tional Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors.
He was a member of the Mass Mutual Agents Execu-
tive Committee and a member of the Inner Circle and
Legion of Excellence with Mass Mutual. He was a 45-
year life member and qualifying member of the Million
Dollar Round Table, Knight of the Foundation, and
received the National Quality Award for 45 years. He
was president of the Men's Club of Christ Episcopal
Church. He was on the founding board of directors for
St. Stephen's Episcopal School. He was past president
of the Bradenton Country Club, a member and board
member of the Bradenton Kiwanis Club and served on
the board of directors of the Boys' Club. He served as
Hernando de Soto in the De Soto Celebration, and was
a crewe member and captain.
Services were May 14 at Christ Episcopal Church.
Brown and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of ar-
rangements.
He is survived by wife Beverly; daughter Debra
Holt of Bradenton; sons Mark of Atlanta, Eric of
Fairhope, Ala., and Edward Jr. of Atlanta; sister Jean
Holmes of Holmes Beach; and eight grandchildren.

Kathleen Mae Kramer
Kathleen Mae Kramer, of East Cobb County, Ga.,
died April 21.
Mrs. Kramer was a graduate of Mercer University
School of Pharmacy and was a registered pharmacist.
She was a member of the Georgia Society of Pharma-
cists and the Old Town Athletic Club. She was a cham-
pio'n tennis player who played in the USTA. She was
a member of Saint Anne Parish of East Cobb.
She is survived by husband William III of East
Cobb; son William of East Cobb; mother Ethel; brother
Richard; brother-in-law Walter of Anna Maria Island;
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Anna Maria Commission OK's flappers for flood fix


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
The fix is in. Anna Maria city commissioners have
authorized Building Official and Acting Public Works
Director Bob Welch to purchase two flapper valves to
ease drainage problems at two addresses on North
Shore Drive.
The commission ordered former Public Works
Director Anne Beck to fix the problems last October.
She resigned in March for health reasons with the
project still pending.
At the May 10 commission meeting, Welch was
given the go-ahead to purchase the two valves for a
little more than $5,000. The flapper valves will allow
standing water to drain from the area to the bay, while
preventing baywaters from entering the stormwater
system by "flapping" closed.
Resident Joan Dickinson has been petitioning the
commission to do something since last July. Reached
at her home after the meeting, she said she is very
happy that something is going to be done at last.
"I think it's wonderful that they're acting not
just on this, but on a lot of other drainage problems
in the city," Dickinson said. "I showed them the pic-
tures of me in thigh-high water cleaning out the
drains every time it rains.
"I have been perplexed and irritated by the delay,
but they have a change in staff now, and Bob Welch is
personable and helpful and the people he has hired
seem to be that way, too."
In other action, the commission authorized Welch
to remove trees and grind the stumps in a drainage area
behind 216 Pine Ave.
Welch said he had a low bid from MN Tree Service
of Palmetto for $2,070, but he wants to check a few
more companies.
Commissioner Jay Hill said, "That's been festering
for a long time from what I can see it's been about
11 years." He asked Welch to move forward on the
project by May 17.
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been sending a representative to those meetings.
"That's our lobby in Tallahassee and Washington and
we need to be represented," he said.
Michaels asked Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh to attend
the meetings or to send a representative.
He also questioned the mayor about a March 20
request from Manatee County Sheriff Charlie Wells.
Wells needed a response from Deffenbaugh about
Anna Maria's contract with the sheriff's office so he
would have the information to use in planning the bud-
get for his department.
Wells asked Deffenbaugh to let him know by
May 1 what the city planned for law enforcement
services in the city for the coming fiscal year. Anna
Maria contracts with the sheriff's office for law en-
forcement.
Deffenbaugh had not responded to the request at
the time of the May 10 city commission meeting.
Wells said in the letter that he must present his
budget to the county commission by May 1.
Hill also questioned the need for the extra deputy
added last year to the city's contract.
Resident Diana Milesko said, "I request that the
commission find out what the seventh deputy has done
this past year. How many calls has he answered?"


Milesko also said she wanted to know whether
deputies had attended school during the hours they
were being paid to patrol Anna Maria.
Resident Randall Stover said, "Mayor, it sounds
like you didn't do your job and made our city late. Six
weeks was enough time to respond."
The commission voted to require the mayor to re-
spond to the sheriff's request no later than May 24.
In other action, commissioners asked City Attor-
ney Jim Dye to draft an agreement with resident Tho-
mas Lehnen, who asked permission to place a rock
border around an existing planting bed at the intersec-
tion of Rose and Poinsettia streets.
Commissioners asked Dye to make sure there
would be no problem or liability if the city needs the
use of that property and removes the plantings and rock
border.
Vice Mayor Tom Skoloda, who is in charge of
beautification in the city, said he would look into es-
tablishing a committee to determine guidelines for
voluntary beautification of city-owned areas similar to
the policy that is used in Holmes Beach.
There was a second reading of an ordinance re-es-
tablishing a citizen-of-the-year award. Each commis-
sioner will appoint a member to the committee that will
be responsible for naming the citizen of the year.


World prayer
Several people gathered around the flagpole at Holmes Beach City Hall to celebrate World Prayer Day. This
year's theme was "One Nation Under God" and U.S. President George W. Bush made a proclamation asking
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'Tribute' a tribute to one man's love of life


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
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It is touching, moving and, for those of you who are
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mom and dad.
Tribute is top shelf. Much of the credit goes to Rob
Prescott and director Geoffrey Todd.
Prescott plays actor Scottie Templeton, taking
theatergoers on a roller coaster of emotions. Templeton
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and love of life.
He is supported by stage veterans Richard Garcia
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Heather Gulling as Templeton's outgoing, effervescent
friend Sally Haines, Linda Davis as Hilary and Evelyn
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"Tribute" is about paying homage to a raconteur
who made life exciting to anyone who crossed his path.
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But it is Prescott as Templeton who is never at a
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"I've always had this insatiable compulsion to fill
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to go through life playing to an empty theater."
And he has the kind of friends who make life a
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"My father's very glib," Jud says. "Not at all like
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"Tribute" is a comedy with real human emotion.
Unlike most people, Templeton is able to stand back
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Templeton is a man who can make the best of the
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same respect, the same dignity, the same laughter.
What the French call joie de vivre.
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weekdays and an hour before the performance. For
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Parks board moves forward with gazebo plan


The Holmes Beach Parks and Beautification Com-
mittee will present its recommendations for a gazebo
at the city commission meeting May 22.
The committee met last week to map out a location
from the available open space adjacent to city hall.
They chose the area between the public works
building and 58th Street, "essentially where the park-
ing lot is from the old city hall building," said City
Commission Chairman Roger Lutz,.the city liaison to
the P&B Committee.
"There will still be room to do what [Superinten-
dent of Public Works] Joe Duennes needs there and to
park the Privateer ship."
Lutz and P&B chairperson Jim Gloth will recom-
mend a design provided last October by Ed Hall, who
paid architects to draw up plans for the city.
The committee also discussed the possibility of
asking the Island community to donate labor and ma-
terials or sell them at reduced prices in order to keep
building costs down.
The committee hopes to build a structure that can
be easily expanded in the future if the community has
a need for it, Lutz said.
Gazebo or pavilion? "It will basically be a gazebo,"
Lutz said. "A tin roof, a floor and some poles to hold
up the roof. It-will be easy to expand in the future if we
find we have funds to add facilities and more struc-
ture."
Lutz said he envisions the gazebo will be used as
a meeting place and a band shell a place where fami-


The Holmes Beach gazebo viewed from Marina Drive as envisioned by Eatman & Smith Architecture.


lies could gather on the lawn at sunset with a picnic for
an old-fashioned concert.
The committee will offer the commission
fundraising suggestions and apply for a landscaping
grant of up to $2,500.


Final action realigns 17th Street North in Bradenton Beach


It only took about 15 years, but the Bradenton
Beach City Commission has finally ratified an action
that was originally approved in 1986 and has relocated
much of 17th Street North.
The street now extends from Gulf Drive east about
285 feet, then north 85 feet, then east another 520 feet
to end at the mean high water line of Anna Maria
Sound. The first 285 feet will be 20 feet wide; the re-
mainder of the street will be 15 feet wide.
The "dogleg" was approved by commissioners


way back when, but the documentation was never filed
or formalized. The current city commission unani-
mously approved the action last week.
"This is not a street vacation," City Attorney Alan
Prather said. "It appears the city failed to follow
through."
The commission approved the issue earlier this
year, but did not include the extra five feet of right of
way in that action. The most recent revision to the
resolution added the additional footage.


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THE ISLANDER 0 MAY 16, 2001 0 PAGE 15


Should there 'oughta be' a law?

By Don Maloney-.
Holmes Beach City Commissioner
Special to The Islander
Many years ago, the Holmes Beach City Commis-
sion started an annual "There oughta be a law" contest
for our elementary school's fifth-graders.
Because adults have no problem telling the city
commission what new laws they think ought to be en-
acted and/or what old laws ought to be un-acted, the --
idea of the contest was to find out what kids thought
about legislation.
Last week, just after Police Lt. Dale Stephenson and
I visited this year's three fifth-grade classes to explain the
contest rules (write both a law and why they think it '.,
"oughta be"), and prizes (a $50 U.S. Savings Bond from
city commissioners to the first prize law-writer in each
class and 10 gift certificates from this newspaper to Ooh
La La! restaurant for runners-up), I gave some thought to
what laws that I think oughta be. "
In no special order, here is how I remember those
thoughts:
We already have laws that require drivers to use -
their directional signals before making a turn. What we
oughta have is a law that forbids them from flashing
those lights when they are NOT going to make a turn. There ought to be a law
And each time they blink and don't turn, we should Honlmes Beach Commissioner Don Maloney and Police Lt. Dale Stephenson explain to Anna Maria El
make them go around the Bradenton Beach traffic tary School fifth-graders the law contest. Fifth-graders choose a topic on which they think there ough,
circle 10 times; 20 times if they are Canadian. law. Maloney said some of the ideas in past years have been made into laws. Three winners will each
PLEASE SEE LAW, NEXT PAGE a $50 savings bond and 10 runners-up will be treated to French toast at Ooh La La! restaurant. The c
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LAW, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 15

And when are we going to make it illegal to get in
that express line in Publix with MORE than 10 items-
even when you bring your spouse along to divide your
take by two?
I think we ought to allow that store to either over-
charge those over-lOers at least 20 percent or allow
their cashiers to shortchange them. And, why not? If
they can't count to 10, they'll never notice either pun-
ishment.
And when telemarketers call, they should be re-
quired, as soon as I pick up the phone and say "Hello,"
to tell me what product or service they are going to
push instead of their current start of "How are you feel-
ing tonight, Mr. Maloney?" followed by telling me -
no matter how I'm feeling how lucky I am to be liv-
ing on the same street where they are ready to put roofs
on houses next week. If that were true, we oughta be
allowed to take away their ladder when they are up on
a roof next week.
Telephone reminds me: Why not a law setting
aside at least one day each week when people must turn
off their answering machines? In the old days, we knew
that nobody was home when the phone just rang and
rang.
Now, we're too often told by a recording that
nobody's home, and we must pay for the call telling us
that. I hope I'm out when they call me back.
When people are using their cell phones in places
like stores or sitting near me in a restaurant or passing
me on the street, they should be required to tell those
around them why they are making the call in public.
That's because I'm always anxious to know what con-
versation couldn't wait until they got to a regular
phone. I bet it would be fascinating to know.
Publishers Clearing House can't be ignored in a
law that oughta be, either. Like I want them to be re-
quired to write to me only AFTER I really beat the one-
in-100,000,000 odds and I've won the $10 million in-
stead of telling me how I MIGHT have already won.
It might be too late for such a law for me, because
I think I've already spent $10 million in stamps send-
ing back the coupons that would have told me if what


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Caught in the WAVE
Anna Maria students recognized for civic achievements May 11 at the We Are Very Exceptional "WAVE"
awards include: Felicia Rivera, Max Staebler, Clay Barlow and Kara Nelson. Kory Boak and Molly Swanton
were recognized, but absent. Also recognized were the entire classes of Mrs. Brockway, Mrs. Cachett and Ms.
Thomas. WAVE award winners receive a certificate recognizing their individual achievement and a coupon


for a free serving of ice cream at Mama Lo's in Anna Ma

might-have had actually happened. (It never did.)
Last and most certainly not least I would feel
better if dog walkers were required to carry easy-to-see
bags and shovels so I could feel more comfortable that
they really are scooping up. And those utensils should
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with any other city commissioner.
And now that I think more about those laws, I'm
glad I didn't.
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THE ISLANDER 0 MAY 16, 2001 0 PAGE 17

Teens wash cars Saturday

at Island fire station
A car wash to help finance a trip for teenagers to
Universal Studios is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday, May 19, at the Island station of the West
Manatee Fire District, 6001 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach.
Cost is $4 per car and proceeds will go to the
Teen Girls and Teen Boys programs at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, part of it to offset
costs of the teens' end-of-year trip to Universal in
Orlando.
Details are available at 778-1908.




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Monday, May 21
Breakfast: Waffle with Syrup, Cereal, Yogurt
Lunch: Hamburger Gravy or Grilled Chicken
Patty, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Mixed
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Tuesday, May 22
SBreakfast: Breakfast Pocket, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Macaroni and Cheese with a Roll or
SYogurt with a Muffin, Peas and Carrots, Chilled
Peach Cup
Wednesday, May 23
Breakfast: French Toast Stick with Syrup,
Yogurt, Cereal
SLunch: Breaded Beef Patty with Gravy Bean -
and Cheese Burrito, Fresh Steamed Broccoli
and Cauliflower, Cinnamon Apples
Thursday, May 24
Breakfast: Cheese Toast, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Tacos with Sauce or Hot Dog on a Bun,
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Friday, May 25
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SLunch: Cheese Pizza or Corndog, Tossed Salad
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'Bugz'
Anna Maria Elementary School kindergartners put on their play "Bugz" at the
school May 8. Each child had a speaking part in the play directed by teachers
Maureen Loveland and Melanie Moran with the help of music teacher Marilyn
Branning. Above, kindergarten boys perform a song in which they sing and act on
the phrase "Stamp them out" at their performance of the play.


Ladybugs
Some of the kindergarten girls played ladybugs. Here, four ladybugs sing and
dance for the audience. There were two performances of the play one for
students and teachers in the morning and another in the evening for the
Parent-Teacher Organization. Islander Photos: Laurie Krosney


Second-
grade
Read-A-
Thon
Anna Maria
Elementary School
second-graders
spent May 11 -
the entire day -
reading in the
school auditorium.
With some kids
and some teachers
clad in their
pajamas, the
students lolled on
their sleeping bags
and read the day
away. Islander
Photo: Laurie
Krosney


Masters of Disaster program introduced here
The Manatee County Chapter of the American Red Cross brought Masters of
Disaster kits to Anna Maria Elementary School. Masters of Disaster is a curricu-
lum for K-8 teachers to use to integrate disaster-safety concepts into lesson plans.
Here, Malone Roberts, director of disaster services for the local Red Cross and
Terry Mahoney, a Red Cross volunteer, flank first-graders Justin Suca, Laura
Wilkes and Jay Beard, who hold the kits that will help them learn about floods,
hurricanes, lightning, earthquakes, tornadoes and general disaster safety. Is-
lander Photo: Laurie Krosney


Brain surgery
Liz Lutz of Holmes Beach and Jessica Mason of Bradenton, students at St.
Stephen School, with the display they showed at the Florida State History
Fair in Tallahassee. They and 24 other Manatee County History Fair
winners were selected from 1,500 finalists to represent the county. Their
entry was "Operation Little Gray Cells, about bramsn'srgery.........






THE ISLANDER 0 MAY 16, 2001 0 PAGE 19

Streetlife


Island police reports
Anna Maria City
May 5,-suspicious incident, 500 block of South
Bay Drive. A female juvenile gave a male juvenile pre-
scription medicine without his knowledge. Both took
the. drug and, experienced.,evere reactions and were
taken to All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg.
May 8, found property, 600 block of North Shore
Boulevard. Silver class ring with a purple stone from
Bishop Hartley High School in Columbus, Ohio, was
found on North Shore.

Bradenton Beach
May 5, drug violation, possession, Bridge Street
and Gulf Drive. Rick Lesinski. of 36th Avenue West,
Bradenton. was charged with possession of drug para-
phernalia and possession of marijuana after officers
found a package of rolling papers and a marijuana pipe
along with a film canister containing approximately
two grams of marijuana.
According to the police report, Lesinski left Sports
Lounge in his vehicle and failed to use his turn signal
when he turned north on Gulf Drive and east on Cortez
Road. When officers attempted to stop him, they saw
him try to conceal something. Lesinski consented to a
search and officers found the pipe and marijuana be-
neath the driver's seat. He was issued notices to appear.
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walking in the area carrying the beer and took him back
to the store where the store's salesperson identified him.
He was taken to Manatee County Jail.
May 7, false alarm, 600 block Gulf Drive North. A
fire alarm at Gulf Watch condominiums gave out a
false alarm.
May 8, domestic disturbance, 100 block of Fourth
Street North. A woman got into a verbal argument with
her boyfriend after a night of drinking and asked him
to leave. When he refused, she called 911. That
prompted the boyfriend to leave. Police issued her a
domestic dispute package and told her to call police if
the boyfriend returned.
May 8, residential burglary, 200 block of Second
Street North. Two men who are known to the victims
entered the victims' home while they were sleeping and
hit one of the victims. When a female victim awoke to see
one of the men striking her boyfriend, she yelled at him.
Police reported the assailant replied, "Where's my
money?" When the woman again told him to leave, the
assailant went into the living room and took a color
television and put it in the back of an SUV driven by
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May 9, lost/stolen tag, Bayside Park at Coquina
Beach boat ramp. A victim reported he had left his boat
trailer at the boat ramp and, when he returned, the tag
was missing.
May 9, violation city ordinance, 600 block of Gulf
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groin at Coquina Beach despite a sign saying it is
against the law.
May 10, burglary to vehicle, Coquina Park. Victims
reported they were missing credit cards after someone
broke into their car. When the victims called American
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Holmes Beach
May 5, theft, 4900 block of Gulf Drive. Theft of a
yellow-and-black, three-wheel bicycle by unknown
persons driving a green truck with a white stripe.
May 7, burglary to vehicle, 500 block of 71st
Street. A man reported two fishing poles valued at $500
and two reels also valued at $500 were stolen from his
boat. Police dusted for fingerprints, but found none.
Neighbors said they didn't see anything.
May 7, criminal mischief, 5300 block of Gulf Drive,
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May 8, theft, 200 block of Haverkos. Someone
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Big bucks come from piers, boat ramps in Florida


"We all like to congregate at boundary conditions.
Where land meets water. Where earth meets air.
Where body meets mind. Where space meets time. We
like to be on one side and look at the other."
That's a quote from "Mostly Harmless," a book by
Douglas Adams. It's particularly poignant in light of
some new statistics from the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission proving that a whole lot of
people are going to boat ramps and piers and are gen-
erating a whole lot of money for the state.
In the year 2000, Floridians and tourists made 5.5
million visits to public boat ramps, 10 million visits to
,public saltwater piers and 750,000 visits to piers owned
by the FWC.
The agency figures the economic impact of public
boat ramps is approximately $1.3 billion per year in
Florida. In addition, more than 25,000 jobs are created
statewide, and almost $128 million is generated in state
and local tax revenue.
For public fishing or recreational piers, total eco-
nomic impact is more than $479 million annually.
More than 9,000 jobs are created statewide and $36
million is collected in state and local taxes. The aver-
age economic impact per year for saltwater boat ramps
is $1 million and $440,000 for freshwater ramps.
The state organization figures combined total eco-
nomic impact for pier and boat ramps is $1.8 billion,
generating 34,944 jobs and $165 million in state taxes.
"Clearly, public boat ramps and piers are important
not only to their users but also to thousands of Florid-
ians who are inextricably linked to the recreation sup-
Sported by boat ramps and piers," said FWC's planning
director Dave McElveen.

Turtle adoption really, really needed here
The.Internet is a wonderful thing. How else would
I have gotten the following information from the
Jakarta Post, via Suzi Fox, President of the Anna Maria
Island Turtle Watch?
Putu Liza Kusuma Mustika is a 25-year-old Ba-
linese woman who has started a turtle protection pro-
gram there.
"Invest in our newest conservation- program, and
you will have a chance to become a proud parent of
dozens of newly born turtle hatchlings," she said.
She has started the country's first Turtle Nest
Adoption Program, in conjunction with the World
Wide Fund for Nature.
The deal is this: you chip in some money, and you
become the "adoptive parents" of a sea turtle nest. You
get a certificate, updates on the status of the nest and


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the date the turtle eggs will hatch. You can also help
release the turtles.
Bali isn't quite as turtle-friendly as Anna Maria
Island. The money contributed is used to finance a
group of security guards who will patrol the beach on
a nightly basis to prevent the poaching of turtle eggs.
Some of the collected funds will also go toward a treat-
ment program for newly born hatchlings and the devel-
opment of infrastructure at the hatchery.
There are at least three different species of turtles
in Bali: Olive's Ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea),
Hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), and Leatherback
(Dermochelys coriacea), with two other species, Green
Turtle (Chelonia mydas) and Loggerhead (Caretta
caretta) spotted offshore.
Bali isn't quite the island paradise it seems, mak-
ing the care of sea turtles even more important. Another
article from the Jakarta Post tells of a "blood sacrifice
that is made to the demons. It ranges from a fairly
simple offering, requiring the sacrifice of a single
chicken, to elaborate ceremonies involving the slaugh-
ter of dozens of animals and great stinking piles of
coarsely made vegetable offerings.
"'We sacrificed 500 animals including water buf-
faloes, pigs, goats, chickens, puppies, ducks and oth-
ers,' said one village leader.
"'People outside Bali would find it hard to under-
stand why we acted so cruelly,"' he added.
"For Hindu-Balinese, the sacrificed animals are
believed to be reincarnated in more favorable forms or
lives. During the parade, the animals were sliced lightly
to spill their blood in every part of the village to purify
the area.
"Balinese people believe that religious ceremonies
are aimed at maintaining the balance between man and
the Creator, man and nature, and man with intangible
things," he said."
Right.

Live rock?
From Bali to Fiji in one column, with a local twist


on one of the more obscure professions I've ever heard
of live rock farming.
Fiji used to be one of the biggest producers of live
rock for saltwater aquariums. Actually, the Fiji prod-
uct is dead coral. Aquarists like the stuff to provide a
home for their critters.
Now, some people just north of Tampa Bay are
"growing" live rock in the Gulf of Mexico. You need
a state and federal permit to be a rock farmer, and it
takes about four years from planting to harvest, so
don't expect to reap a huge return quickly, but it's a
rapidly growing industry. Pardon the pun.
There are only 83 acres leased for farming rock in
Florida waters.
The way the industry farm works is pretty
simple. Farmers get a lease site from the government,
then dump tons of quarry rock on the bottom. The
farmers dive on the site occasionally to check the coral
growth, and turn the rocks so there's an even coverage
of marine life.
After about four years, the rocks are harvested,
loaded in tubs of water and sold to aquarists.
Live rock goes for between $2 and $6 a pound, by
the way.
Call it underwater agribusiness.

Sandscript factoid
Douglas Adams died Saturday at age 49. His sci-
ence-fiction classic "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"
was ranked number 24 of the top 100 books in the 20th
century by some pollsters. The book sold 14 million
copies, and was followed by a slew of other wacky
novels.
Here's an excerpt from the Associated Press article
on' Adams' death.
Adams' books "blended satire, memorably
named characters such as Zaphod Beeblebrox and
Marvin the Paranoid Android, and witty philosophy,
at one point supplying the answer to 'the ultimate
question of life, the universe and everything.' The
answer was 42."
The head of BBC television's comedy department
called Adams "absolutely one of the most creative ge-
niuses ever to work in radio comedy. He probably
wrote one of the greatest radio comedy series ever,
certainly the most imaginative."
I've heard the radio show, saw the 12-part TV
series that evolved from it, and have read all of
Adams' books. I concur with the BBC guy, and
Douglas Adams will be sorely missed by anybody
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THE ISLANDER E MAY 16, 2001 U PAGE 21


Summer means tarpon, mahi mahi, plenty of snapper


By Capt. David Futch
The summer heat is here and that means tarpon can
be found cruising the beaches while dolphin are plen-
tiful offshore along with grouper and snapper.
And since you asked, there's a difference between
"Flipper" and the dolphin fishers love to catch and eat.
The catch-and-eat variety is often called "mahi mahi"
on menus to avoid the distaste folks have for chowing
on ever-endearing Flipper.
Edible dolphin, coryphaena hippurus, is bright
greenish blue above and yellow on its sides with a ca-
pability of flashing purple, chartreuse and other colors
in the water. The single dark dorsal fin extends from the
head to the tail. They're commonly in the 30-pound
range and delicious.
Tom Marsik at Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez
said Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II has been
fishing Gulf reefs and they're giving up big Spanish
mackerel, bluefish and the occasional cobia. Zach said
he caught a lot of snook this week, with some days
producing 20 or more.
Capt. Sam Kimball on the Legend out of Annie's
said the wind out of the east has kept him in close, but
he still found kingfish to 27 pounds, big bonita and
sharks. "A few flounder and cobia are still available.
Evening fishing is producing some nice blacktip and
lemon sharks and there are some permit still hanging
around reefs just off the Island," Kimball said.
Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
tarpon are on the beaches and biting from sunrise un-
til 9 a.m. on threadfin herring. No one sells live thread-


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fins, so you'll have to cast-net for them around the
markers in Tampa Bay. Gause said.
Tarpon will bite a number of other baits such as
pinfish, shrimp and small pass crabs or blue crabs the
size of a silver dollar. But they dearly love threadfins.
"Grouper, amberjack and snapper are biting in the
80- to 100-foot range," he said. "Cobia are biting be-
hind stingrays on the flats. The garden-variety snook,
trout and redfish are biting well on the inside. Trout are
10 little ones to one keeper. The majority of redfish are
too big or beyond the slot of 30 inches. Snook of all
sizes are in a frenzy."
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said tar-
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Lowman added that Capt. Matt Bowers on the
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"Backwater fishing is producing big redfish and
trout along the Longboat Key shoreline and in Sarasota
Bay on the east side of Sister Key," Lowman said.
"Trolling for grouper is still productive on the Three-
Mile and Seven-Mile reefs and in the Tampa Bay ship-
ping channel. Snook are being caught on the inside, but
it seems to be a mad dash to get to where they're bit-
ing every morning."
Capt. Steve Salgado on the Compleat Angler
said he's still catching cobia just about everywhere
whether it's on the inside or outside. Snook to 29
inches, trout to 22 inches and mackerel are biting well,
along with redfish to 25 inches.
"Fishing hasn't been bad, but hasn't been real good
either," Salgado said. "The snook are biting. The prob-
lem is you have to camp out on a spot because every-
one knows where the snook are this time of year."
Capt. Roy Salgado on the Grand Slam in
Bradenton Beach said he caught a number of mahi
mahi May 12 in the 3- to 5-pound range. He also had
amberjack to 30 pounds in 150 feet of water.
Salgado said one his big catches of the week was
a 34-pound black grouper landed by Mike Davison
of Bradenton. He said he's been limiting out on man-
grove snapper and he's seen some wahoo and sail-
fish in deep water.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip Tide out of
Holmes Beach said he's been getting grouper in deep
water along with big catches of mangrove snapper.
"The gags are in closer than the red grouper, but
there are plenty of gags in deep water," Denham said.
"We fished in water from 50 to 150 feet deep and
caught gags to 20 pounds and red grouper to 24. The
mangrove snapper weighed up to seven pounds. We
caught an amberjack that weighed 30 pounds."
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier in Anna Maria
said the wind died down and afforded folks the chance
to catch some pompano and the occasional snook.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he fished Terra Ceia and Miguel Bays and
got a lot of small snook and was able to get a 28-inch
keeper. Additionally, he's catching redfish and decent
trout to 19 inches using a chartreuse Cotee swirl tail.
Capt. Curt Morrison and Capt. Ryan Hackney
on the Neva-Miss said they're still catching kingfish,
grouper and snapper. There aren't as many kingfish as
there have been, but Hackney said they're still around
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Bistros nips Air & Energy 3-2
in thriller
Carmine Galati came through in the clutch, strik-
ing out Air & Energy power hitter John Gregory with
the bases loaded as Bistros nipped A&E 3-2 in Anna
Maria Island Little League action May 12.
The Bistros win kept the AAA division race tight
for players age 8-11. Waterfront has a record of 9-5 and
A&E fell to 9-6 with Bistros playing Waterfront today
at 5:30 p.m. in the final regular-season game.
If Waterfront beats Bistros, they take the regular-
season championship. If Bistros wins, two previously
rained-out games will be played to determine the cham-
pion.
Bistros will play Waterfront in one game and A&E
in the other. Should Waterfront and A&E both beat
Bistros, then Waterfront would win the championship
by virtue of having scored five more runs in head-to-
head battles with A&E during the regular season.
Got that?
Back to another of the on-the-edge-of-your-seat
thrillers that have been frequent in AAA action this
season.
Stephen Thomas started the game for Bistros and
pitched his best game of the year, giving up four hits
and two runs over four innings. Thomas also made two
diving stabs of infield pop-ups that saved a couple of
runs.
Ben Murphy, who scored the winning run when
Bistros second sacker Max Marnie singled him home
in the bottom of the fifth, came on in relief of Thomas
in the top of the sixth.
He got the first batter to line out to Marnie at sec-
ond, then gave up a single and a walk before getting the
always-dangerous Justin Dearlove to hit a sharp liner
to second that Marnie stabbed for the second out.
When Murphy walked Broderick West to load the
bases. Bistros coaches told Galati to take off his
catcher's gear and take the mound.
Gregory took him to a full count, but Galati blew
a third strike past him for the win.
Both teams made a number of defensive gems.
Twice A&E catcher Wade Risha blocked home plate


Tennis firsts
Gary Pallone won this painting of Anna Maria's Rod
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Pallone and Little each placed first in the men's and
women's divisions in the Island Senior Tennis Group
championships at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center.

to prevent runs from scoring. Galati also got a runner
at home after taking a relay throw from Jacob Dimiceli
to Jimmy Lease, who threw a strike to Galati.
Bistros right fielder Justin Dimiceli made a good
catch of a hard-hit ball to end an A&E threat.
On offense, Severin Walsted had two singles, Jake
Corby had towering triple and scored two runs and Cory
Wash and Kenny Bums singled. For Bistros, Thomas, the
Dimiceli brothers and Marnie had hits. Murphy had a
walk, but it was heads-up base running on his part that
allowed the winning run to score. After he walked in the
bottom of the fifth, he took off for second base, surpris-
ing A&E players. He went to third on an en-or and Marnie
knocked him in for the game winner.

Haley's, WMFD in slugfest
The two best teams in the major division of Anna
Maria Island Little League put on an offensive show
May 7, scoring 30 runs on 27 hits.
Haley's Motel, second place in the regular season,
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League major division
final statistics
Steve Faasse, Haley's .597
Greg Lowman, WMFD .580
Sean Pittman, Quality Builders .500
Matt Bobo, Haley's .410
Esteban Reyes, WMFD .381
Chad Richardson, Quality .354
Pat Cole, WMFD .353
Jordan Pritchard, Haley's .350
Kevin Kirn, Haley's .341
Spencer Carper, Quality .310
Andrew Royals, Kiwanis .319
Kris Klotz, WMFD .316
Zach Geeraerts, WMFD .308
Nick Sato, WMFD .304
Doubles Lowman 12, Faasse 11, Pittman 10 ,
Reyes and Chad Richardson 6 each, Royals and Klotz
5 each, Sean Price 4, Eric Whitley, Tanner Pelkey,
Sean Price and McDonough 3 each, Bobo, Kevin Kirn,
Sato, Jarrod McKenzie and Alex Phillips and Patrick
Cole 2 each
Triples Lowman 3, Shane Pelkey, Alonzo Price and
Cole 2 each, Matt McDonough 1
Home runs Lowman 4, Faasse 4, Bobo 1
RBIs -Lowman 43, Faasse 34, Bobo 21, Sean Price
18, Matt McDonough 17, Chris Klotz and Cole 15 each,
Sato and Royals 14 each, Richardson 12, Keith
Reynolds and Pittman 10 each
Walks Geeraerts 26, Pritchard 25, Lance Burger
21, Tanner Pelkey 18, Spencer Carper 16, Mike
Schweitzer 15

Pitching
Lowman 6-1, 5.60 ERA, 74 Ks, 42 walks, 39.7 innings
pitched; Patrick Cole 5-1, 5.02 ERA, 46 Ks, 21 walks,
34.7 innings pitched; Pittman 5-3, 3.73 ERA, 77 Ks, 42
walks, 45 innings pitched; Faasse 9-3, 3.49 ERA, 103
Ks, 54 walks, 65.3 innings pitched; Connor Bystrom 2-
6, 6.27 ERA, 77 Ks, 34 walks, 51.7 innings pitched;
Pelkey 1-1, 4.13 ERA, 15 Ks, 15 walks, 20.3 innings
pitched; Chad Richardson 3-5, 7.68 ERA, 36 Ks, 34
walks, 27.3 innings pitched.


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WMFD, Greg Lowman, was 2-for-4 in the game and
ended his regular season batting .580.
Faasse had two doubles, two singles, four runs
batted in and scored twice. Haley's players Matt Bobo
and Kevin Kirn each had two singles and David Bryant
had two singles, a double, four RBIs and scored twice.
WMFD's Lowman had a pair of doubles, three
RBIs and scored three runs, while Pat Cole had four
singles, three RBIs and two runs scored. Kris Klotz and
Ben Valdivieso each hit a double and a single.

Haley's caps regular season with win
Haley's Motel finished its season on a strong note
with a 13-12 extra-inning win over Kiwanis May 10 in
a game that was rained out April 5.
Steve Faasse hit a towering home run over the cen-
ter field fence to tie Greg Lowman with four homers on
the year.
Matt Bobo also came up strong for Haley's with a
long home run of his own over the fence in center.
Bobo also had a double, a single and an RBI. Haley's
Shane Pelkey had three singles, two RBIs and four
runs, including the winning run, while twin brother
Tanner had a pair of singles. C.J. Wickersham had a
double and a single and David Bryant had a pair of
singles and scored twice.
Kiwanis on offense was led by Alonzo Price, who
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Playoffs start this week with a good one on tap for
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The winner of the Quality Builders/Kiwanis game
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Little League schedule
Major division, ages 10-12
Post-season playoffs
May 17 Winner May 14 game vs. Haley's Motel
May 22 Winner May 17 game vs. WMFD
Games at 7 p.m.

AAA division, ages 8-11
May 16 Bistros vs. Waterfront (regular season ends)
May 19 Playoffs Bistros vs. Air & Energy or Water-
front
Games at 5:30 p.m.

AA division, ages 6-8
May 18 AA tournament 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

T-ball division, ages 5-7
May 30 School's out for summer
May 31 Little League awards ceremony at Center 6 to
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Little League standings
Major division, ages 10-12
West Manatee Fire 14-4 season champs
Haley's Motel 10-8
Quality Builders 8-10
Kiwanis 4-14

AAA division, ages 8-11
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Island real estate sales
409 63rd St., Holmes Beach, Seaside Gardens,
half duplex of 2bed/2bath/lcar built in 1972 on a
35x97 lot, was sold 3/28/01, Swan to Pendergraft,
for $154,000.
519 Kumquat, Anna Maria, a canalfront 2,335 sfla
3bed/2bath/2car/pool home built in 1984 on a 75x133
lot, was sold 3/30/01, Dreier to Eriksen, for $570,000;
list $629,900.
524 Key Royale Dr., Holmes Beach, a canalfront
1,864 sfla 3bed/2bath/2car/pool home built in 1959 on
a 100x112 lot, was sold 3/30/01, Mariotti to Jackson,
for $400,000; list $419,000.
611 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, 11 C Imperial
House, a 2bed/2bath 823 sfla condo built in 1969, was
sold 3/29/01, Simons to Geiger, for $130,000.
6200 Flotilla, Holmes Beach, 246 Westbay Point
& Moorings, a canalfront 985 sfla 2bed/2bath condo
built in 1979, was sold 3/26/01, Gurak to Allee, for
$247,000; list $247,000.
207 Spruce, Anna Maria, a two-story 1,968 sfla
duplex built in 1969 on a 50x100 lot, was sold 4/4/01,
Choe to Moambacque Mgt & Inv Inc, for $419,500.
218 S. Harbor Dr., Holmes Beach, a canalfront
1,940 sfla 3bed/2bath/pool home built in 1957 on an
81x103 lot, was sold 4/3/01, Patrick to Traci, for
$385,000; list $399,900.
2203 Avenue C, Holmes Beach, a 1,024 sfla triplex
built in 1951 on a 75x100 lot, was sold 4/2/01, Adams
to Viens, for $150,000.
234 Gladiolus, Anna Maria, a 936 sfla 2bed/l bath/
Icar home built in 1971 on a 75x100 lot, was sold 4/
5/01, Rafferty to Lumpkin, for $213,000; list $249,999/
$229,000.
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The leading agent in obtaining new listings
during April at the Wedebrock Real Estate Co.
Holmes Beach office was Robert St. John, with
Gail Tutweiler leading in sales there. Other
leading listers were Cindy LaFlamme and the
Mike Migone-Tina Rudek team at the Longboat
Key office, and Cathy Meldahl, Avenue of the
Flowers office. Others who led in sales were
Lynda Melnick and Migone-Rudek, Longboat
Key, and Bill Greene, Avenue of the Flowers.
David Moynihan led in new listings and Jane
Grossman in sales during April at the Anna Maria
Island office of Wagner Realty. Other top salesper-
sons for Wagner included Berndt Wolpers of
Longboat Key.
Ken Richards was top lister and Denise
Langlois top salesperson at the Anna Maria Island
office of Arvida Realty Services. Other leaders
included Stan Haidl and Peter Salefsky in listings
and Karin Stephan in sales at the Longboat Key
office.

built in 1978 on a 50x100 lot, was sold 4/2/01, King to
Shachar, for $226,000.
313 62nd St., Holmes Beach, a 1,644 sfla duplex
built in 1960 on a 75x101 lot, was sold 4/3/01, Davis
to McDonald, for $214,000; list $219,900.
455 62nd St., Holmes Beach, Seaside Gardens, an
upstairs garage unit of Ibed/lbath 736 sfla built in 1963
on a 16x85 lot, was sold 4/6/01, Jones to Fromm, for
$83,500; list $92,000.
5800 Flotilla, Holmes Beach, a canalfront 1,344
sfla 3bed/2ath/lcp home built in 1961 on a



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100x94x65x112 lot, was sold 4/3/01, Bordes to
Aldrich, for $312,500; list $329,000.
6500 Flotilla Dr., Holmes Beach, 205 Westbay
Point & Moorings, a canalfront 2bed/2bath 985 sfla
condo built in 1978, was sold 4/5/01, Shaw to Woo-
druff, for $249,000; list $249,000.
710 N. Shore Dr., Anna Maria, a 60x85 lot, was
sold 4/3/01, Puffenbarger to Lockwood Holding Inc.,
for $210,000; list $225,000.
7206 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a 1,766 sfla 4bed/
4bath duplex built in 1947 on a 100x60 lot, was sold
4/6/01, Sullivan & Kelly to Brown for $324,000; list
$324,000.
725 N. Shore Dr., Anna Maria, a Gulffront 1,370
sfla 2bed/2bath/1 car home built in 1955 on a 60x85 lot,
was sold 4/4/01, Vitale to Riggs, for $875,000; list
$1,150,000/$995,000. Sold 3/31/00 for $800,000. Sold
12/16/97 for $452,500.
838 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, a bayfront 3,422
sfla 3bed/3.5/2car/pool home built in 1958 on a
110x140 lot inside the gate at the end of South Bay
Blvd., was sold 4/4/01, Martin to Kinerk, for $925,000;
list $1,250,000.
1301 Bay Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, 2-A Bay
Watch #1, a 1,079 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1982,
was sold 4/10/01, Griffith to O'Harrow, for $230,000;
list $239,000.
308 Spring Ave., a 1,587 sfla 3bed/2bath/2car
home built in 1994 on a 52x145 lot, was sold 4/11/01,
Steele to Stoltzfus, for $295,000; list $299,900.
3607 E. Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 104 Sandy Pointe
#2, a 976 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1996, was sold
4/12/01, Dellenger to Carlson, for $150,000.
Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate
broker, 778-1222, exclusively for The Islander. Copy-
right 2001.


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720 KEY ROYALE DR. NORTH POINT HARBOUR
New 5BR/3.5BA, formal dining room, library,
new seawall, deep-water canal access
to Tampa Bay. May occupancy. $995,000.
723 KEY ROYALE DR. NORTH POINT HARBOUR
Incredible panoramic view of Tampa Bay
and Skyway bridge. 3BR(2 master suites)/
3.5BA. Gourmet kitchen, dock and boat lift.
$1,085,000.
220 82ND ST. NEW 3BR/2BA TOWNHOUSE
Courtyard entry. Oak staircase. Private
master suite on third floor. Boat dock deeded
with townhouse. $349,900.
VACANT LOTS
803 Gladiolus Street $340,000
303 South Bay Blvd. $295,000






















Frank Davis
Broker


631 Foxworth Lane ....... $839,900


S527 72nd Street............ $649,000
520 72nd Street......... $519,900
523 68th Street............. $499,000
I 628 Dundee Lane. NEW $449,900
Melinda Bordes
Realtor 635 Dundee Lane.......... $449,000
ISLAND HOMES
& CONDOS:

100 7th Street S............ $569,000

Marianne Correll 210 67th Street............. $449,000
Realtor 5 Palm Harbor Dr.......... $399.000

4002 6th Avenue ......... $369,000
214 81st Street .... NEW $279,000
Waters Edge ................ $246,000

Bob Fittro 2101 Avenue B............. $229,500
Realtor
ao VACANT LOTS:
5208 Riverview Blvd ......... $1,999,999
215 81st Street ................... $169,000
L sr"i" 4006 6th Ave .... #1-4 each $149,000
Richard Freeman
Realtor 404 Magnolia Avenue .... $135,000
Realttr o


Alan Galletto
Broker/Salesperson




Bill Jones

Bill Jones


Tom Nelson
Realtor


MAINLAND:

2418 90th Street NW. $3,350,000
Hawthorne Park ............ $389,900

Regatta Point Condo...... $199,000

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

PERICO ISLAND
and BAY CLUB:

11375 Perico Isles Circle $279,000

11445 Perico Isles Circle $245,000
11227 Sancutary Drive.. $239,000

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PROPERTIES

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


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

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

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Broker/Salesperson
Bradenton Beach
Club Townhouses,
1609 Gulf Drive
Starting at $400,000

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Realtor






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A tropical paradise has been fount in this like new,
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BAYFRONT
Located on the open waters of Anna Maria
Sounm, this B3R/3BA home features a fireplace,
office, workshop, hu.e boat bock with gazebo
ani recently receive' a special awarb from the
lslant Garbcm Club. $425,000.


BAYFRONT DEAVTY
Extra bi5 bayfront 3BR/2BA home with pool. 11i
ft. of seawall, protected mooring with 1000 lb.
bavits, beep water anb no bribSes to the Gulf.
Vpbateb besi5ner complimented with Italian ce-
ramic throughout. Plenty of room to grow.


BEACH- DUPLEX
Thirb house in from prime sugAr-sa b beach of
north Anna Maria. Fabulous beach vacation in-
vestmentfeaturitg 3BR/2BA each sibe. Each has
a suibeck. is by 3o ft, plus a rear beck that's 3 biy
19 ft. Great views of the gulf anb covered park-
inS for eight cars, coulb be converted to a large
single-famili home.


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Gloria Schorpp Helen White Mary Ann Schmidt

SPECTACULAR VIEW BIMINI BAY
4 bedrooms, three luxurious baths. Split-plan
home hardwood floors, eat-in kitchen, screened
porch. Inground pool, three-car garage. $795,000.
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.
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.
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
carpeting. Large lot. Excellent rental. $299,900.
ANNA MARIA CITY
4BR/2.5BA canalfront home. Close to beautiful
beach. Two fireplaces, boathouse, many upgrades,
dumbwaiter, residential area. $574,900.


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ANNUAL RENTALS
623 DUNDEE
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Available May 1 $2,100 mo.
6814 PALM DRIVE
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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.

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.

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.

PINE DRY SINK, approximately 50 years old. Origi-
nal lift-out copper carrier, tongue-and-groove drawer.
Original hardware. $135, nice condition. 778-2167.



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.


ESTATE SALE, Saturday-Sunday, May 19-20, 9am-
5pm. Lots of collectibles, antiques, jewelry, antique
furniture, armoire, buffet, wicker, wrought iron, paint-
ings, lamps. Much miscellaneous. Mark downs Sun-
day. Next to Time Saver, across from Martinique.
5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

SOLD HOUSE UNFURNISHED, bought new house
furnished. Beds, chairs, tables, lamps, dishwasher,
fans, fishing, scuba, toys. Nice stuff! Saturday, May
19, 8am-1pm. 8001 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

YARD SALE, Saturday, May 19, 9am-until? Lots of
everything. 513 Bayview Drive, Holmes Beach. Off
28th Street and Gulf Drive.



LOST: GRAY COCKATEIL, male, orange cheeks.
Answers to "Hey Norman." Lost Haverkos Court
area, Holmes Beach. 779-9382.



CRITTER SITTER Six years in pet care, 21 years as
an Island resident. Tender, loving care for your pets
with in-home visits. 778-6000.



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



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.

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


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

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

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

NET MAKER Work with net/knotless net, flexible
hours, good pay, benefits, retirees welcome. (941)
727-1533, Monday-Friday, 9-5.

ROTTEN JOBS AVAILABLE at Rotten Ralph's. We
need an experienced full-time kitchen person and
servers. Call 778-3953.



MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, patio gardens,
trimming, clean-up, edgings, more. Hard-working and
responsible. Excellent references. Edward 778-3222.

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

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

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

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


FRAN MAXON


REAL ESTATE Inc.
9701 Gulf Drive PO Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216
(941)778-2307. 1-800-306-9666
www.franmaxonrealestate.com M


FEATURED LISTING OF THE WEEK

BOAT-LOVERS PARADISE! This immacu-
late 2BR/2BA residence has been com-
pletely renovated. Features include foyer
entry, top of the line kitchen with breakfast
.- nook overlooking the water, open patio with
ii Mexican tile, master suite with his/her clos-
ets, Roman shower and a beautifully
painted ceiling. Once you see this home
you'll want to own it! Asking $375,000. Dial
Darcie Duncan at 779-0304.

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

ANNUAL RENTALS
2B3RJ2BA duplex with garage $825 month


OPENING DOORS TO MANATEE COUNTY


GULFFRONT LOT Incredible buildable lot on
north end of Anna Maria. Full unobstructed Gulf
view. Some trees, private tropical setting. One
of the best lots on the Gulf. $799,900. Sandy
Drapala, 749-5797 or Kathy Marcinko, 252-
1618.72806

WATERFRONT
DRAMATIC AND EXCEPTIONAL DIRECT
BAYFRONT HOME. 180-degree view from
north of Longboat to downtown Sarasota, near
bird sanctuary. Charm and character highlight
this wonderful setting. Short walk to beach.
$1,275,000. John Zisman, 504-2393. 204862
SNEAD ISLAND WATERFRONT. Enjoy
manatee watching from your dock. No bridges
to Gulf. Tranquil canalfront, enormous home,
over 2,400 sq.ft. with pool and oversized lot.
$299,000. Ruth Lawler, 856-0396. 74437


DRAMATIC CONTEMPORARY HOME on Anna
Maria Island. Captivating Gulf view from this cus-
tom-designed home by renowned architect Gene
Leedy. Just steps to white sandy beaches of the
Gulf of Mexico. $999,000. Sandy Drapala, 749-5797
or Kathy Marcinko 252-1618. 44232

MAINLAND
LOCATED ON THE 8TH TEE of Sara Bay
Country Club Golf Course. 1,859 +/-, sq.ft., im-
maculate, open floor plan, 2.5 car garage with
workshop, room for pool. $159,900. Larry and
Louise Miller, 746-6968. 75076
IMMACULATE VILLA with open floor plan,
arched doorways, enclosed lanai. Patio, eat-in
kitchen, wet bar and more. Many new community
improvements make this maintenance-free home
alluring. $145,000. Cindy Pierro, 252-0771.73919


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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.

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

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

COMPUTER TUTOR: Certified professional. 40
years experience. I teach more than anyone. Your
home, your convenience, free software. Computer
repairs. 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 Manzella and Sons. 792-6029 or 545-6118.

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.

SIMPLY BLUE POOL Maintenance. Full or chemical
service, Dependability guaranteed. Free estimate,
call 795-2052.

FEMALE NURSES aide and companion with 20
years experience. Ten years Island resident. Great
recent references and resume. 778-4192, leave
message.

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

PUT YOUR HOUSEWORK in our hands. Free
estimates. References. All work guaranteed. Call
Laureen or John at L&J Supreme Klean, 753-6843.

CHAMBERLAIN PROFESSIONAL cleaning. Resi-
dential, condos, experienced, affordable, depend-
able, honest. Local references. Call 750-4772, leave
message.


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.


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fixtures and fittings, marble countertops in all
bathrooms, Corian countertops in the gourmet
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dock with 10-ton electric lift, sauna and
W' 'detached exercise room, which doubles as an
independent guest quarter. Other amenities
include a handsome, winding oak staircase
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Sunday.
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Irrigation with treated waste water allowed any
time.)
> Owners can wash their vehicles anytime as, lon,
as they use a hand-held hose with a shut-olT no/lc.
(Pull the car on the lawn to wash!)
> Rinsing boats and flushing of boat motors is
Sallowed for ten minutes daily.
S> Hand-watering of plants, NOT LAWNS, is
permitted any day.
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(Swiftmud) toll-free: 1-800-423-1476.



INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. 35-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at
778-1730.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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-wa-
ter dock, covered parking, pool, spa, tennis, recre-
ation, workout rooms. Near beaches, perfect for boat-
ing 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.

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

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

HOLMEF "D'CH GULF VIEWS 3BR/1BA
home. Mnnuac ..ase, non-si oking, no pets
allowed. Great location on dead-end street located
at 3105 Ave. F. Call 1-800-894-1 950/days, 1-508-
336-2201/evenings.

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.

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

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

CHARMING ISLAND HOME On deep water canal.
2BR/2BA, completely furnished, garage, laundry,
dock, many extra's. $600/week, $1,800/month. Avail-
able May 1. (813) 286-9814.

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

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.


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

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

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

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA WATERFRONT. Seaside Gar-
dens villa, furnished. Available June 1, $800/month.
Fantastic view. Call Captain Steve, 545-7967 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 2BR/1BA, Holmes Beach, ground level.
Laundry, one block to beach. 72nd 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.

FURNISHED BEDROOM/BATH. Kitchen and
washer/dryer available. Must like cats, no smoking,
Private, clean, job references. 778-4192 for interview.

1BR waterfront apartment for rent. includes water
and rnhlo Available now. Rent $750, plus security
deposit of $350. Call 779-2148, after 5pm.

ANNUALS 3BR/2BA home, pool, Jacuzzi; 2BR/2BA
furnished, small pets, boat dock, $1,200/month; 1BR/
1BA, $800/month: 2BR/2BA, small pets, $975/month.
T. Dolly Young Real Estate, 778-0807 or 795-0303.
APARTMENT 1BR/1BA, ceramic tile, icemaker, laun-
dry, block to beach, water, cable, dock. Annual $600/
month. 346-5315.

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

1BR/1BA FULLY furnished condo. One block to
beach. Pool, $350/weekly. Call Tim at 748-2386, or
792-8648 evenings.

ANNUAL RENTAL, 1BR/1BA Bradenton beach. One
block to beach/Bay, 203 Second St. N., #3 and #4. $625
month, $625 deposit. 813-258-2411, available May 1st.

ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH 2-3/BR with garage. Like
new, walk to beach. 779-9074.


WATER FRONT Bradenton Beach. 1/BR, walk to
beach, breathtaking view. $700/month, 779-9074.

EFFICIENCY: Bradenton Beach. Furnished, includes all
utilities except telephone. $140/weekly. Call 778-7199.

SUMMER RENTAL, 2BR/1BA house. Screened
porch. Completely furnished. Central A/C, cable, no
pets. 112 81st St., Holmes Beach. Two-week mini-
mum. 813-689-0925.

SENIOR NON-SMOKING responsible female looking
for two bedroom rental, February/March 2002. Local
references available. Anna Maria Holmes Beach pre-
ferred. Call 1-952-944-2740.

MID-JUNE TO mid-November (flexible). Spacious,
furnished efficiency. Cable, washer/dryer, privacy,
extras. Great location. Good terms for responsible,
employed single. References. 545-9098.

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

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


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

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.

OFFICE FOR SALE or lease. Great for accountant,
mail-order, computer business, etc. 779-9761.

BRADENTON BEACH five units, four 1BR/1BA 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.

PERICO ISLAND 3BR/2BA single-family home, immacu-
late. Lawn care, clubhouse, activities, pool and exercise
room. Now $245,000. 11445 Perico Isles Circle. Call
Marilyn Trevethan, Island Real Estate, 778-6066.

SANDPIPER MOBILE HOME 55+ park, completely
refurbished. Immediate occupancy. $13,500. For in-
formation, call 756-6096.


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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.

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,
fiberglass 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.


PERICO ISLAND CONDO Spacious, end villa, 3BR/
2BA, dramatic vaulted ceilings, loads of storage,
hurricane film on windows, glass lanai, many up-
grades. $239,900. 11227 Sanctuary Drive. Call
Marilyn Trevethan, Island Real Estate, 778-6066.

ISLAND RETREAT, Anna Maria Island. 2BR, second floor,
half duplex, screened lanai, under building parking and
storage. Asking $142,000. Furnished. 6909 Holmes Blvd.
"Exclusive Right of Sale" only by Island Real Estate. Call
Marilyn Trevethan, 778-6066.

BRADENTON BEACH Five units. Four 1BR/1BA plus
2BR/1BA cottage with wood floors. Renovated, very
cute. Great area. 203 2nd Street North. $399,000. 813-
223-9193.

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Sportsman Harbor, three 1 BR/1BA and one 2BR/
1.5BA. This property has two docks and plenty of
room for a pool. Excellent seasonal or annual rental.
Breathtaking views from this beauty. $499,000.
Quentin Talbert 778-4800 or 704-9680. MLS#74513








2BR/2BA CONDO Enjoy beautiful Gulf
views from your living room in your new
Island getaway. This unit is tastefully fur-
nished and the complex has many ameni-
ties including clubhouse, pool and tennis
courts. $399,000. Call Quentin Talbert
778-4800 or 704-9680.


NEW LISTING 2BR/2BA Island Cottage.
Tastefully furnished with a fenced yard,
screened lanai and room for a pool. Up-
dated and situated between the Gulf and
bay. $197,000. Call Dick Maher or Dave
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by Manny Nosowsky / Edited by Will Shortz 161W f1 I I 1.L.1 I I


Across
1 Pack
5 Place to stop for gas
8 Hatchet handle
12 12th-century mathemati
cian
16 It's famous for its rapid
transit
17 Fake
19 Lovely, as a signorina
20 Whittle
21 City near Vance Air Force
Base
22 Get carried away in
Hollywood
23 Island National
Monument
24 Unflashy color
25 One way to race
27 Greek letters
28 "The Grapes of Wrath"
star, 1940
30 Jailers
31 It has big ears
32 Scooter or sandbagger
35 Oxford figures
36 Play--
37 Calendar column: Abbr.
38 Rhone tributary
40 Goof-offs
43 Paul Scott series "The
Quartet"
46 Alphabet quartet
48 IV units
49 Types again
50 One may have 20 lashes
52 Culture contents


54 Rat--
55 "Vamoose!"
56 A definite F
57 Notable role for Jenny Lind
59 Cookbook author
Rombauer
60 Good economic news
61 Bad economic news
66 Like some sermons
68 Part of A.A.U.W.: Abbr.
69 Much of Chile
70 Join
73 Photo
74 Muck
75 Mother of the Valkyries
76 Waiting, in a way
77 Take care of
79 Add years to one's life
80 Makes it
82 Stutz Bearcat contempo
rary
83 Post positions?
84 Chalmers (old tractor
company)
86 Tiny percentage in the
polls
88 Maria
89 Stamp of approval?
90 Take, as the throne
94 Cartoon drawing
96 Church foyer
98 Start of el afio
100 Expressions of puppy love
101 Australia
104 Aid's partner
105 Pigtail


106 Sun Tzu's "The _
War"
107 Female servant
108 Electrical unit
109 Coeur (Paris
cathedral)
110 Judges
111 Dole
112 Latin word on a dollar
bill
113 Sport played on a 6-
foot by 40-foot strip
114 Rap's Dr.
115 River near Kassel,
Germany

Down
1 Bundle
2 They have many dips
3 Author Fallaci
4 Team member's
triumphant shout
5 Short dogs, for short
6 "It's just a must!"
7 Remarks of disap
proval
8 Greek
9 Cast iron and others
41 CI lti c rns


v ........p 36 Unreal
11 Mission 39 Australia's national blossom
12 Silk topper 40 Colorful swimmer
13 Military specialist 41 Misstep
14 con polio 42 Sleek streakers
(Spanish dish) 43 lan Frazier book "On the
15 Get more out of 44 Yes vote
17 Big 45 1990's TV star
18 Very: Ger. 47 Chat
19 Entices 49 Berates
26 Anatomical secreter
26 A l sereter 51 Football Hall-of-Famer Groza
29 Food preserver? 53 Gal's company
31 Skier's place 58 Peace Nobelist Sakharov
33 Make curves
33 Make curves i62 "Peer Gynt Suite" dancer
34 Zoo de Madrid 63 Electrician's concern
attraction


64 Disobeyed a zoo sign?
65 Gave the
go-ahead
66 Ditch
67 Imitated
71 Make absolutely sure
72 Match ender
76 View up and down
78 Certify
79 Pasta specification
81 "Marcus Welby, M.D."
network
84 Early model for
Baryshnikov


85 Relished
87 Boz, for one
89 Loosen, in a way
91 Hiker?
92 Swarmed
93 Flowery
94 Runner Nurmi, the
Flying Finn
95 Resting spot
96 Give on the wrist
97 Part of U.S.N.A.: Abbr.
99 Questionnaire choice
101 dixitt
102 Library book
103 Conditions


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