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Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992) ( October 24, 2001 )

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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
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Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: October 24, 2001

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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00074389/00546

Material Information

Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: October 24, 2001

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

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Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
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Skimm ing the news ... Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday. "Fall back" 1 hour.


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"The Best News on Anna Maria Island"


IISLANDER


Volume 9, no. 50, Oct. 24, 2001 FREE


Ringing bells may not be friendly in cell tower issue


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Let's hope nobody's cell phone goes off at the
Anna Maria City Commission meeting Nov. I The spe-
cial meeting was called for a reading of a revised cell
phone ordinance that addresses areas of concern for the
city. A ringing cell phone at the meeting just might be
one too many bells for commissioners and the public
to deal with right now.
That's because a group of concerned citizens of Anna
Maria plan to attend the meeting to voice their displeasure


at a proposal by Tech Tower Inc. to place a 120-foot-high
cell phone tower at Roser Memorial Community Church.
Construction of the tower is dependent on a revised city
cell tower ordinance and a city permit.
Jane Auerbach said the church is right in the
middle of a residential area and no effort is being made
to minimize the exposure to radiation from the pro-
posed tower. She said she has researched cell phone
towers on the Internet and found they also cause prob-
lems for birds, such as heron reproduction.
She and her group will also argue that these tow-


ers are being erected at schools and churches, which
"implies that the institutions we hold in highest regard
are sanctioning these dangerous installations."
While she and her citizens group are "not opposed
to cell towers," they just want to have them in the "least
hazardous" location and the "least bit of eyesore" for
the community. Roser Church is not a suitable location,
she argued.
Hold on a second, said Roser Church's pastor, the
PLEASE SEE CELL TOWER, PAGE 8


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Island economy coming back


after Sept. 11 attacks


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
In the two weeks immediately following the Sept.
1 1 terrorist attacks on America, real estate inquiries on
Anna Maria Island were about as scarce as sharks' teeth
in Kansas.
In addition, vacation rentals for the fall season
were canceled in droves, particularly from European
visitors, and some in the Island tourist industry won-
dered if the local economy was indeed "going south"
- if not already there.
With the entire Island economy and the livelihood
of a lot of residents both on and off the Island hanging
in the balance, the last three weeks have brought good
news and smiles to real estate agents and rental unit
owners and managers.
"I'ml now cautiously optimistic," said Betsy Hills of
Betsy Hills Real Estate in Anna Maria. "In the past two
weeks, inquiries have come back" to expected levels for
the time of year. People are now back to looking at prop-
erties and making reservations for the winter season.
"I'm feeling a lot better now about the season than
the first two weeks after the attack," Hills said. During
a normal winter season, she expects to be at 100 per-


cent occupancy during March and April, with most of
those reservations made at this time of year.
She said her agency lost about 10 percent of its res-
ervations immediately following the attack, but added that
the fourth quarter of the year is traditionally the slowest
time for vacation rentals and real estate inquiries.
Island hotels seem to have been hit a little harder
by the Sept. II attacks, but they too are rebounding
with reservations.
EconoLodge manager Tom Ernst, with 54 units inll
Bradenton Beach, said his occupancy fell to below 20
percent during the immediate two weeks following
Sept. 1, when he would normally be at 55 percent or
better. He's now back to above 35 percent occupancy
and has noted an "upswing" in reservations the past
two weeks.
"I think everyone in the [lodging] industry was off
by 50 to 70 percent," he said, and some people were
extremely worried if not scared. "I'm feeling a lot bet-
ter now. We were almost full last weekend and we're
going ahead thinking the season is going to be as good
or better" than last season when his hotel ran at 98.5
PLEASE SEE ECONOMY, NEXT PAGE


flappenings

Island Halloween
Are you ready for some Halloween?
Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26-27, you'll find a
most haunted and horrifying house, open from 7
p.m. in Bradenton Beach. West Manatee Fire &
Rescue and the Anna Maria Island Privateers
offer admission for $3 at the old fire station, and
for the very bold, $1 repeats.
Saturday, Oct. 27, the Anna Maria Island El-
ementary School's Fall Festival starts with a pa-
rade of costumed classes at 10 a.m. from the
Holmes Beach fire station to the school. The fes-
tival features a student costume contest, games,
food, fun, bake sale and more.
Also Saturday, a fisherman's memorial dedica-
tion on the Cortez waterfront will be followed by an
Octoberfest suitable for the entire family, including
hay rides (in boats, of course), pumpkin carving and
costume contests, and much more surrounding the
Cortez Kitchen. The event is cosponsored by
Cortez Kitchen and The Islander.
Tuesday, Oct. 30, the annual Trail of Treats will
begin with a costume contest for youngsters at 3:30
p.m. at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce. From there families will follow the "trail"
through "downtown" Holmes Beach and other loca-
tions.
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PAGE 2 E OCT. 24. 2001 N THE ISLANDER

Island economy perking up
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
percent occupancy in March.
But the reality of the reservations drop did force
him to lay off a few housekeepers, and other staff
voluntarily cut back hours. While he's still "slightly
concerned" about the winter season, Ernst expects to be
back at full strength by Thanksgi'ving, if not sooner. The
EconoLodge is the only chain hotel on the Island.
Holmes Beach Realtor Julie Gilstrap-Royal of
SunCoast Real Estate said her office initially had some
rental cancellations, but those units have now been
rebooked. "We slowed considerably after the attack,
but now it's back to normal." She's confident now she
will have 100 percent occupancy for her rental units
this season.
"Most winter visitors drive from the New York-
New Jersey area and the Midwest," she said, and they
feel a lot safer driving than flying right now.
At Island Real Estate in Holmes Beach, Frank Davis
is also upbeat now after seeing real estate inquiries fall by
80 percent just after Sept. I1. "But remember," he noted,
"September is traditionally the slowest month" for real
estate and vacation rentals. In addition, the Island got hit
by the red tide scare and Tropical Storm Gabrielle. "All
of these combined to really slow us down."
But in the past few weeks, "calls are coming back
and people are again asking about real estate," Davis
said.
David Moynihan of Wagner Realty in Bradenton
Beach said there was "no question inquiries for both
sales and rentals dropped noticeably" after Sept. I 1.
Some real estate buyers took a step back rather than
closing on a property, he added, but many continued
with closings. "Fortunately for our community, this is
the slowest time of year."
Moynihan also believes that the hot "sellers' mar-
ket" of the past may cool and a buyers' market may be
looming on the horizon.
The forecast is upbeat for the real estate and tour-
ism economy, Moynihan said. He is "absolutely" con-
fident of a solid winter tourist season.
Hills said values have not fallen despite the attacks
and the same situation occurred in 1991 during the Gulf
War when people stopped buying, but real estate values


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held up. She also noted that with interest rates currently
below 7 percent, home buyers and investors will remain
interested in Island property.
Davis, who also owns two bed and breakfast inns,
Harrington House and the Beach Inn, said his vacation
rentals for the season are now "pretty well booked."
Thanksgiving weekend, traditionally a sellout at Island
hotels and rentals, might be down because a lot of those
people fly in from other destinations, he said. The fly-in
vacation market might be a little soft this winter, but he
agreed with Gilstrap-Royal that the vast majority of win-
ter visitors, perhaps as many as 90 percent, drive to the
Island.
During the winter tourist season, when the Island's
residential population jumps from just under 10,000 to
30,000-plus, real estate enquiries and purchases in-
crease accordingly and Davis, Hills,.Moynihan and
Gilstrap-Royal see no reason at this time not to expect
the same for this winter.
"Everyone I've talked to is confident about the


season," concluded Davis.
And not just real estate agents and accommodation
owners are looking for a solid winter season. Restau-
rants, gift shops, boutiques and other tourism-related
businesses that depend upon heavy winter traffic could
be seriously affected by a drop in tourist arrivals, said
Mary Ann Brockman of the Anna Maria Island Cham-
ber of Commerce. "But we're very upbeat. The season
still looks good."
The Manatee Convention and Visitors Bureau re-
ported that 900,000 tourists visited the county in 2000.
Of that number, the vast majority probably at least
70 percent stayed on the Island, according to one
CVB source. The average expenditure per day was
S195.62 and visitors stayed an average of 5.4 days,
according to the CVB. There are 1, 192 accommodation
rooms (hotel, condo and bed and breakfast) on Anna
Maria Island, the CVB said.
Using the CVB figures, approximately $640 million
is spent annually in the three Island cities by visitors.


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THE ISLANDER U OCT. 24, 2001 U PAGE 3

'High alert' for police now norm Meetings


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
While Island police and sheriff's deputies have gone
on "high alert" following a request by the Federal Bureau
of Investigation, most Island residents won't notice much
difference in police activity unless something happens.
That's because most of the high alert is happening behind
the scenes.
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore said her city's
police department is more "on alert" for what's going on
in the city and looking for any suspicious persons or ac-
tivities. City mail is also being handled differently, with
any letter or parcel without a return address, or one that
looks suspicious, being separated. Staff are washing their
hands before and after opening mail and authorities will
be called if anything looks suspicious.
Holmes Beach Police Lt. Dale Stephenson said his
department has had five instances of members of the
public bringing in suspicious-looking packages to be
opened, All were opened without incident by police
and his department will continue to provide this service
to the public.
The FBI has also asked local law enforcement to re-
view past cases for anything unusual that might prove a
link to terrorists or terrorism activity, he said. Several re-
ports that might be of interest to the FBI were forwarded,
he said, but he cautioned that there was nothing specific
in these cases and the FBI will advise the department of
any follow-up.
Police are also keeping a sharp eye out for anything
or anyone "out of the ordinary," he said, and in a small
community like the Island, the public can be of great as-
sistance by being watchful.
"Generally, we're on the lookout for any suspicious
people," along with any unusual vehicles, gatherings or
incidents, Stephenson said. If any member of the public
spots anything out of the ordinary, he or she should "call
us and .e'll do background investigation."
He alk. noted it's a "lot easier in a small town where
p~e''ple know each other to be on the lookout" than in a
large city. People on the Island know each other and their
local police and aren't afraid to report incidents.
The FBI has instituted a chain of command to deal


with any terrorist-related incident and this will produce
a faster response for any situation, he added.
Bradenton Beach police are also watching all city
mail carefully, said Chief Sam Speciale. "We've told city
employees what to look for" and they have instructions
from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement on
how to deal with a suspicious package. No calls for as-
sistance to deal with suspicious mail have yet been re-
ceived from the public, he said, but his officers are ready.
All full- and part-time police personnel have been
advised to be on the alert, but there are no specific tar-
gets or warnings from the FBI, he stated.
He agreed that being "on the alert" in a small town
is a lot easier than in a large metropolitan area. "It's very
easy to spot something out of place, like a truck parked
for a long time in one spot or a strange package."
Police, including undercover officers, are also pa-
trolling the beach, particularly during weekends, and the
sheriffs office will be notified of anything suspicious.
Bradenton Beach police will treat any call from the
public regarding a suspicious incident "very seriously,"
the chief said. With all the international coverage on ter-
rorism, people are really aware of what's going on.
Without targeting anyone, the chief agreed that it's
fair to believe that a car full of Middle Eastern-looking
men might attract some Island police attention.
Speaking at a press conference on Friday, Oct. 19,
on Manatee County's preparedness for possible terror-
ism acts, Sheriff Charlie Wells said deputies patrolling
the City of Anna Maria are "in the loop" regarding how
to deal with suspicious packages, people or events and
on high alert.
The county's HazMet (hazardous materials) team is
responding to calls on a daily basis and investigating
suspect packages or substances, Wells said.
Wells said that while his department has forwarded
several incidents of a suspicious nature to the FBI for
further investigation, he would not be specific about de-
tails of the cases. He cautioned that there i, no reason for
alarm by the public. He said emphatically there are no
terrorists or terrorist cells in Manatee County and there
are no confirmed cases of anthrax.
The sheriff also advised citizens they can go the


Anna Maria City
Oct. 25, 7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda:
bench advertising, code inspector appointment, Negele
property legal action, agenda resolution, Grubbs in-
voice, budget amendment, disciplinary options.
Oct. 29, 7 p.m., Environmental, Education and En-
hancement Committee special meeting.
Nov. 1, 7 p.m., special city commission meeting on
cellular communication towers.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
Oct. 26, 8:30 a.m., city commission, department head
work session.
Nov. 1, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
Oct. 25, 10 a.m., code enforcement board meeting.
Oct. 26, 1:30 p.m., police retirement board meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Of Interest
Oct. 25, 9:30 a.m., Citizen Advisory Committee to the
Island Transportation Planning Organization,
Bradenton Beach City Hall.
Oct. 25, 6:30 p.m., Islander political forum for
Bradenton Beach City Commission and mayoral can-
didates, Bradenton Beach City Hall.

county website at www.co.manatee.fl.us for information
on how to deal with a potential terrorist threat such as
suspicious mail.
While no local law enforcement officials believe the
Island is on a major list for terrorist persons or activity,
they are taking the FBI advice to "be on the alert" very
seriously.
"We're watchful of everyone and everything," said
Special.


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PAGE 4 U OCT. 24. 2001 U THE ISLANDER


BRADENTON BEACH CANDIDATES


John Chappie
John Chappie, 49, is seeking the position of mayor.
Chappie has been a city commissioner represent-
ing Ward 4 in the southern part of the city since 1997
and is currently the city's vice mayor.
He is owner of a lawn care and landscape company
and has been active on city
beautification boards and
the city's planning and zon-
ing board, serving as chair,
vice chair and member for a
number of years. He was
,- also on the board of adjust-
ment and the city's compre-
hensive planning committee
S in the mid-1980s and land
Chappie development code commit-
Chappie tee.
Chappie, a 27-year resident of the city, also served
on a task force to investigate improvements to drain-
age and pedestrian access to Gulf Drive. He served on
the city's first community redevelopment agency that
led to the city's first $500,000 community development
block grant, and has served as chair of the Scenic High-
way Committee since its inception in 1999. He is also
a co-founder of the Christmas Prelude Committee.
He has a major in political science from Ohio Uni-
versity with a bachelor of general studies degree.
"Energy, commitment and drive to focus on the
needs of the people of Bradenton Beach," Chappie said
as to his campaign platform. "I want to bring a differ-
ence in leadership, a team approach, a business ap-
proach, to the Bradenton Beach City Commission."
He said if elected he hoped to begin immediately
to focus on long-range planning and budgeting, and to
begin to plan for infrastructure improvements.
"People tell me they're concerned with the changes
that are taking place," Chappie said. "Not all change is
bad, and not all development or re-development is bad."
Asked what he liked the best about the city today,
Chappie said ."it's the laid-back atmosphere of
Bradenton Beach. It's the feeling you get when you
cross the bridge, you sigh, and you think 'I'm home.
I'm safe. I can relax now.' You have the feeling that
you're on a beautiful Island community you want to
protect and you want to be a part of."
As to what he dislikes, Chappie said it was "the
attitudes from people who don't live in Bradenton
Beach and still perceive it as the way it was years ago.
Bradenton Beach is no longer a place to drive through
to get to Longboat Key it's a destination."
Is Bradenton Beach being threatened by overdevel-
opment?
"I believe it is time to really look at our compre-
hensive plan and land-development regulations,"
Chappie said. "We need to compare the vision we had
of Bradenton Beach in 1985, when the comp plan was
being revised, with the vision we want of Bradenton
Beach today. Our number one goal then was to protect
the unique character of Bradenton Beach, and the city
has benefited from the redevelopment. We need to look
at the plan and see what we need to do with the vision
and direction of the city. We need to look at where we
were, where we are and where we're going."


Gail Cole
Bradenton Beach Mayor Gail Cole, 72, is seeking
re-election to the position.
He served as commissioner for Ward 2 in 1995 for
a one-year term, did not
seek re-election in 1996,
then ran and won in 1997
S. for a two-year term. He was
,It uncontested in 1999 for
S mayor.
--- Cole is semi-retired,
still serving as a foundry
consultant and casting bro-
ker. Much of his work in the
Cole past 50-plus years has been
spent in the metal industry,
where he has been involved in making patterns for cast-


Candidate forum Thursday
A political forum for the three contested seats on
the Bradenton Beach City Commission will be held at
7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, in Bradenton Beach City
Hall. The event is sponsored by The Islander.
Candidates for mayor and two city commission
districts will have two minutes to make opening re-
marks. Written questions will be read by modera-
tor Bonner Joy, publisher of The Islander. Candi-
dates will have one minute for closing remarks.
The hall will open at 6:30 p.m. to allow candi-
dates and voters a chance to meet each other.
Running for mayor are incumbent Mayor Gail
Cole and Commissioner John Chappie. Ward I in-
cumbent Commissioner Bill Arnold is challenged
by Harry Brown. The Ward 3 race is between
former commissioner and mayor Connie Drescher
and Ross Benjamin.
Commissioner-elect Mollie Sandberg was un-
opposed in her bid for the Ward 4 seat.


ing applications in the automobile industry.
He served in the U.S. Army and saw combat duty
with the First Airborne Ranger Company in Korea. He
is married and has five children and 13 grandchildren.
He has lived in Bradenton Beach for 22 years.
"Improving our grant writing is my top priority,"
Cole said. "What we've been doing isn't satisfactory,
and there are ways to make it better."
He also wants to continue to bolster the city's cash
reserves, unallocated emergency funds. "We've taken
a big step in that direction," Cole said. "When I started
we had $285,000, and now we've got more than
$650,000. I want to get ourselves to a point when we
won't have to worry about it."
Cole is also "greatly concerned about keeping the
character of the city. Condos are nice, but we lose char-
acter with them and it concerns me. Our full-time popu-
lation dropped from 1,682 to 1,481 in the last census, and
I think the condominium projects brought that about."
Asked what he liked best about the city today, Cole
said it was "the fact that it is still a small town. It's not
like a Longboat Key."
Asked what he disliked most, he said he feared
"seeing ourselves rapidly losing our identity. I like the
fact that this is an Island of families, residents it's
a blend, and I'm afraid we will lose this."
How can the city increase revenues without in-
creasing taxes?
"We will have to do some things to bring surround-
ing counties and cities to Bradenton Beach," Cole said.
"We need to look more regionally. A good example
was the professional volleyball games we had here. The
games brought people here, and it helped fill the mo-
tels and restaurants. We're a beach community, and we
should do more with watersports. We need to exploit
our water and beach more than we have in the past.
When the anchorage off Bridge Street is approved, we
should consider having sailboat regattas."





Bill Arnold
Bill Arnold, 71, is seeking re-election to the city
commission representing Ward 1. He was elected to
the board in 1998 and served on the city's board of
adjustment for two years. He is married, and has three
children and two grandchildren. Arnold has lived in
Bradenton Beach full time for 1 I years.
Arnold is retired from General Motors of Okla-
homa City, where he was a
heavy machinery operator
T, and conducted emissions
tests on vehicles. He has
..-, owned and managed a res-
> taurant, and also worked in
S. the aircraft and aerospace
industry as an assistant
project office manager, serv-
S. ing as troubleshooter be-
tween departments. He at-
Arnolc/ tended Macintosh Business
College in Massachusetts.


"I want to do things for the citizens," he said, "and
fix the things that are broken. I've had to fight for two
years to get money set aside to fix the streets." The
current budget has $95,000 allocated for street repairs.
Arnold said he offers suggestions and recommen-
dations to the city: suggestions as ideas for the city
commission to consider, recommendations if the idea
is deemed worthy. All too often, he said, his sugges-
tions are not accepted.
As to what Arnold likes best about Bradenton
Beach today, he said he would be "glad when we are
completely built out. I enjoy seeing the renovations on
homes by people who want to make them to their own
liking, but the time has come when we have to stop the
condominiums because they're taking up all the space
we have left."
What does he dislike about the city? "We don't
seem to maintain what we have," Arnold said. "I'm all
for progress and beautification, but only if we can
maintain it. We seem to have a difficult time fixing
things. We have no goals, no planning, no scheduling,
we don't even have lists."
What does Arnold think of the idea of having a
professional city manager in Bradenton Beach?
"I'm all in favor of a city manager, but how are we
going to get the money to pay for it?" he said. "It will
never happen in this city. The manager would come in
and he or she would be the one to set priorities. The
mayor and commission would lose control and author-
ity, and if they don't like what the manager does, he'll
get fired. We would have to let him do his job, and I
don't see that happening."


Harry Brown
Harry Brown, 63, is seeking his first term as a city
commissioner representing Ward 1. He retired in 1996
after 20 years working with the U.S. Department of
Energy, where he held positions in management and
field operations in nuclear emergency response. He was
program manager to support the United States' respon-
sibilities in the Marshall Is-
lands, and implemented a
new social security system
throughout the Micronesian
S- ,:- : Islands.
Brown served as act-
S ing governor of the Ponape
.- Islands in the Eastern
.-.-. . Caroline Islands during the
S.'. U.S. Trusteeship era, and was
budget officer to the
Brown Micronesian Congress and
staff advisor to it in political
status negotiations to determine its new political future.
He and his wife, Dr. Susan Kehne. are co-owners of
Old Bridge Village on Bay Drive South. He is active in
the Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch, a past vice president
of the Bradenton Beach Community Association, has
been a recycling volunteer, participated in rewriting the
Bradenton Beach City Charter and has served on several
advisory boards in the city, including the Bradenton Beach
Scenic Highway Citizen Advisory Group.
"Citizen priorities have to come first from a bud-
getary point of view," Brown said. "We haven't built
a foot of sidewalk except in the Bridge Street area in
this city, and it's becoming a safety issue. We've had
drainage problems that date back to the Connick days
that haven't been resolved. We need a solution, and I
haven't seen any results."
Brown also stressed the need for budgetary restraints.
"I think there could be more economies in the budgetary
process so we could get more money in the reserves," he
said. "We also need stronger project managers, either in-
side the city or by going outside to consultants, to stay with
projects and make sure they're done right, and a solid pro-
curement and contract system."
Asked what he liked best about the city today.
Brown said it was "the sense of neighborhood. It's a
small town, the people know each other, and the issues
are manageable."
Asked what he disliked most, he said "'1I have no
strong dislikes in the city. If I had, I never would have
moved here in the first place. We don't have high rises,
which makes us unique to some extent. By and large,
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we've managed change pretty well over the last decade.
Change is inevitable, it's how you manage it and still
keep the small-town ambiance that is the challenge, and
I think the city has done a pretty darn good job."
What do you see as a solution to the growing park-
ing problem in the Bridge Street area?
"The city has to be cautious and judicious about
granting further variances and exceptions for parking
in the areas adjacent to Bridge Street so we don't ex-
acerbate the existing problem," Brown said. "Secondly,
I think the city should look at areas adjacent to Bridge
Street that could be bought through grants or other
funding processes for parking lots, and revisit the
whole spectrum of paid parking. I think if we look at
all the components and put them together, it would be
a big help."





Ross Benjamin
Ross Benjamin, 64, is seeking the Ward 3 city
commission seat.
He is a technical sales and service consultant for
the Florida division of Seattle-based Northwest
Naturals Corp., where he formerly was corporate op-
erations manager. He has been active in the citrus in-
dustry, serving as general manager of Florida Home
Juice Co. in Avon Park, production superintendent and
bulk juice concentrate sales
manager of Indian River
Processors in Vero Beach,
production superintendent
of Birds Eye in Winter Ha-
. ven and quality control di-
rector at Cypress Gardens
Citrus in Winter Haven.
Benjamin has a
bachelor's degree in chem-
Benjamin istry from Central Method-
Beamn ___ ist College, Fayette, Mo.,
and did graduate work in
medical microbiology from the University of Missouri
School of Medicine.


He is divorced, has three children and five grandchil-
dren, and is engaged to be married to Ellen Scott. He has
been a full-time Bradenton Beach resident for two years.
"I think we need to slow down the development of
large projects in the city," he said of his campaign plat-
form. "In the southern part of the city, there are all of
these quaint, Bahamian-style homes, and we'll lose that
if we're not careful."
He said he was also concerned with the condition
of the roads, and believes the city should do more to
promote tourism, especially during the summer. "We
need to get our name out there," Benjamin said.
Asked what he liked the best about Bradenton
Beach today, he said "I enjoy walking south of Bridge
Street and seeing the character of those homes. The
character is something you can't find anywhere else.
Golf in the area is great, and the fishing is super, but I
just love the small cottages."
Asked what he disliked, he said he didn't like the
trend for larger development projects. "Large projects
like BridgeWalk it's the only three-story building on
Bridge Street, and it just overwhelms everything else.
It takes away from the character of the area."
Should the city start a curbside recycling program?
"Yes, I favor it, even though it will be expensive,"
Benjamin said. "I'm in favor of looking at it closely. I'm
not sure the current recycling center is at the best place,
and maybe it should be somewhere closer in town. When
people get used to it, they'll do it it becomes easy."


Connie Drescher
Connie Drescher, 62, is seeking election to the
Ward 3 seat on the city commission. She was elected
to the commission in 1995, and was elected mayor for
a two-year term in 1997.
Drescher was a mo-
bile home park manager in
... Spenard, Alaska, an em-
^ '^ ployment counselor in Illi-
nois, an office manager, Re-
altor, office equipment
saleswoman and a secretary
in the U.S. Department of
Sthe Army. She also attended
the University of Iowa and
Drescher St. Ambrose College.


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She is married and has two children, four stepchil-
dren and eight grandchildren. She moved to Bradenton
Beach permanently 11 years ago.
Drescher said sidewalks within the city were her
top priority. "I wrote an enhancement grant for side-
walks many years ago, but it wasn't approved. I believe
it is very necessary for us, and I hope the Scenic High-
way Program will be able to help.
"We also need to work on the drainage problems
in the northern part of the city. Perhaps we could do
something like the drainage improvements done in the
Bridge Street area."
She also stressed the need for long-range planning for
projects in the city. "It's willy-nilly now," she said, "and
I think we need to match our planning with our spending.
It's vitally important we do more planning, and also go
after more grants for improvements in the city."
Asked what she liked the best about the city today,
Drescher said "the Bridge Street area. It's fantastic
what we've done through the grants over the years and
the improvements that have been made. It's a wonder-
ful change. I also love our beaches, and I hope we get
the renourishment soon."
As to what she disliked, she said "all the building. I'm
not sure what can be done about it, but I don't want us to
become a Longboat Key. We call the area around Bridge
Street a historic area, and it would be nice if we could get
it designated as that so we could keep the atmosphere. I'd
like to keep the beach atmosphere as much as we can, and
still have the ability to see the water."
Do you favor paid parking at Coquina Beach?
"I'm very torn on that," Drescher said. "When it
was first brought up many years ago, I was opposed to
it. I'm very proud of our free beach. But we've had
some problems at Coquina, and most of the problems
have come from people from counties to the north of
us. When I was in office I discussed it with the chief
of police, and we thought about having paid parking at
the beach as a way expand our finances without in-
creasing taxes to our residents.
"We also looked at paid parking as a way to solve
the traffic problems here. If we had paid parking, per-
haps people would want to carpool to get to the beach.
Paid parking at the beach may be something to look at
in the future to control traffic, but right now it's a dead
issue no one wants it."


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here even on Halloween.
The spirits are inviting participation in numerous
events on the Island, including a parade, school festival,
safe trick-or-treating, and an old-fashioned fall fest in
Cortez, complete with a hay ride.
The haunted house, hosted by the volunteer
firefighters and the Privateers at the old fire station in
Bradenton Beach, is open Friday and Saturday evenings.
It's really scary. Better leave the kids at home.
Take the kids Saturday to the Anna Maria Elemen-
tary School's Fall Festival starting at 10 a.m. with a pa-
rade from the fire house to the school where there'll he
plenty of fun and games for youngsters.
Saturday afternoon you must cross the bridge to
Cortez, where a beautiful fishermen's memorial will be
dedicated on the waterfront.
You can then walk just a few blocks cast to Cortez
Kitchen, an outdoor seating restaurant offering some of
the freshest seafood around.
This event is a benefit for the Florida Institute of
Saltwater Heritage. with plenty of activities, food. prizes
and live music.
Just imagine a family hay ride in an old fishing skiff
being towed around the historic village. A pumpkin carv-
ing contest. Costume contests for kids and adults.
We're proud to sponsor the event with C'ortez
Kitchen. Proud to he part of any effort to save Cortez and
its heritage.

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Cell tower not a benefit
As a past junior college president and chairman of
the board, as well as holding most other educational
administrative positions including instructor, my life
has been spent working with young people. I suppose
this is one of the major reasons that the proposed cell
tower at Roser Memorial Community Church concerns
me.
I have been so pleased since becoming a Florida
resident and Anna Maria property owner to see the
young people that live in Anmia Maria. There are so
many more than there were just a few years ago when
I only visited here. Because of them, I do hate to see the
integrity of our atmosphere threatened by a cell tower
to serve Tampa!
Statistics can say anything, as can people who are
selling a cell tower to apparently uninformed church
members, but there is no debating the fact that radia-
tion is emitted from cell towers. When these unsightly
towers are placed in the middle of a residential commu-
nity it is inconceivable to me that a very small amount
of money can induce these church members to subject
the children of their congregation and community to
danger.
After having heard several discussions regarding
the actions of these church members, I am even more
appalled and think perhaps the venom of these "Chris-
tians" is even more dangerous than a cell tower in their
midst. What a sad statement when children are driven
from the place they worship by the treachery of some
of the adults.
A very viable question that I have not heard asked
is what will happen to this eyesore when newer tech-
nology replaces it? Perhaps a clause stating that it will
be dismantled when no longer used would make it
more palatable to those who have had it thrust upon
them? This should be backed up with a penalty clause
should this not occur in a timely manner.
Again, I am saddened to see the lovely Island that
I chose for my home to be so scarred by ugliness that


does not even benefit the community.
Lenda Anderson, Anna Maria

Cell tower riff accelerates
Today two families gave up their membership in
Roser Church over the animosity generated by the pro-
posed cell tower.
James Powers, attending with his stepchildren, Ilyse
and Marley Auerbach, got up and walked out after Pas-
tor Batey edited his prayer request. Mr. Powers had writ-
ten "May God please protect the health of my children and
prevent the cell tower." Pastor Batey read only "May God
please protect the health of my children."
At that point James "Tom" Powers stood up along
with Ilyse, went to get Marley Louise from Sunday
school, and left the church, forever.
The Walstad family plans to take their three chil-
dren and leave after today after Mrs. Walstad was
slighted by Pastor Batey when trying to discuss the
health issues surrounding the proposed tower.
Those of us in the community, especially those of
us very close by, are very concerned about how this
will affect our children. If this cannot be stopped, I will
sell my house and move to a safer location.
In a ride around the Tampa Bay area, specifically
to check cell tower placement, many were noted, but
not one in close proximity to residential areas. All were
placed in industrial zones.
An article from the Internet [gmnews.com titled
"Zoners turn thumbs down on Sprint town proposal"]
describes a town which did defeat the proposal and
managed to save the unique character of their city. I am
hoping we can do the same in Anna Maria.
Robert Sexton, a vice president and executive pro-
ducer for Disney, has hired attorneys to represent us.
Sexton's abode is less than 100 feet from the proposed
tower.
We are hoping that Mr. Sexton's attorneys will
have the same success as those in the article.
Jane Auerbach, Anna Maria





THE ISLANDER M OCT. 24, 2001 M PAGE 7



1Opinion1


Bradenton Beach in perspective
Oh, so much anguish over Bradenton Beach and its
new look! Can we look back for a moment, not to 1996,
but to 1982 when our then 16-year-old daughter was
afraid to walk over to Bridge Street alone, and conver-
sations in city hall centered on how to solve the prob-
lems of men urinating in the street, and red-tagged
houses, with vagrants living in them, that owners
would neither repair nor tear down?
Throughout the years we've seen shops and restau-
rants come and go on Bridge Street, and for many of
those years the stores mostly went. Many people could
see the potential of Bridge Street, but few had the
means or knew how to turn it into a pretty little resort
area of which we could be proud.
In 1992, because of the efforts of a few diligent
citizens, Bradenton Beach received government grant
money. Bridge Street got a pretty streetscape, and be-
came known as the Historic Old Town of Bradenton
Beach.
"Well," we thought, "it's a start."
Then in 1993 Eatman & Smith arrived. I believe
that Emily Anne Smith had a vision of what this area
could be and she was the first person to have both the
vision and the skills to help homeowners and small
business owners turn their dreams for their businesses
into reality.
No one has been forced to hire Eatman & Smith.
Has it occurred to those of you who are complaining
that perhaps they offer their clients a good service at a
reasonable price? If you want to find Emily, it's not
hard. She's usually in their office on Bridge Street, sit-
ting in the back room at her drawing table, doing what
she does best, which is to design buildings to suit the
requirements of the property owners, within the gov-
ernmental restrictions, and in her particular style, the
Colonial Revival style. (Style is a matter of personal
taste and if you don't like your neighbor's new couch,
do you insult her by telling her so?)


And what's happening in Bradenton Beach isn't an
isolated event, nor it is development for the sake of
development. It is consistent with a nationwide trend
which socioeconomic experts identify as a trend away
from the isolation of the suburbs and towards the cre-
ation of small towns with consistent architectural de-
sign. This nationwide wave is a reaction to the subur-
ban lifestyle where each man has been king of his
castle, but has been cut off from the community where
he works and plays.
Some of these new communities, like Destin, are
being built on raw land 100 miles from metropolitan
areas. And some of these new communities are emerg-
ing from old communities undergoing a change of us-
age such as Bradenton Beach. When property in a
town becomes so neglected that much of it is "red-
tagged," it becomes affordable again, and the new us-
age and development is necessary because otherwise
the community ceases to function when it loses its tax
base.
We are in the throes of change in Bradenton Beach,
and change and a bit of chaos go hand in hand. It's not
easy to figure out where one person's rights start and
another person's stop. There are always those who
want change and those who don't. What I suggest is
that we behave like ladies and gentleman, and make an
outright effort to respect our different interests and lis-
ten to each other. Let's stop the name calling and fight-
ing or we won't have a nice little community no mat-
ter what it looks like.
Lois Post, Pelican Post Motel owner, Bradenton
Beach

Observe, don't disturb
Grassy Point
I am elated, overjoyed, thrilled to death and happy
to hear Grassy Point natural preserve is being finalized.
I hope the remaining 12 acres come into public own-
ership in the near future.


Many people, for more than 10 years, have visual-
ized this as an area for preservation, education and
enjoyment for all. A very special "thank you" should
go to two very wonderful people who, in April 1998,
fully knowing they had only five minutes to plead this
cause, traveled from here to Tallahassee to speak to the
Florida Communities Trust former Mayor Bob Van
Wagoner and Jaime Doubek-Racine, formerly of the
Sarasota Bay National Estuary Program.
I feel sure I am not speaking just for myself when
I plead "don't desecrate this natural continuous area of
virgin Island land."
The walkway, placed reverently on the land we are
invading, should be high enough that we can observe
but not disturb the lifestyle of those who have taken up
residence there. This land area not only is occupied by
red and black mangroves, but living things with wings,
with two or more legs, or no legs at all.
There should be no loud talking, just whispers and
the oohss" and "aahs" of discovery.
Please don't build a fishing pier; there are plenty
on the Island. The tidal flats are a nursery to a multi-
tude of marine life. As in a human nursery, observe but
don't disturb.
Canoes are fine to see the wonders of the water
world. Possibly someday a glass-bottom rowboat could
be available, but please don't allow motorized vehicles
to enter from the Intracoastal waters or Sandy Point
condominiums.
A small parking lot with bike racks would be a
good addition. But it needs to be far enough away to
keep pollution and noise away, and please no bike
paths or picnic areas in the preserve. Sea gulls and other
birds are drawn to food areas. This can be extremely
dangerous for them with car traffic nearby.
Let's all enjoy the natural beauty of Grassy Point,
but remember to observe, not disturb.
Billie Martini, Holmes Beach (former city commis-
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Former Eckerd building sale final; spa planned


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
John Belsito is the new owner of the former Eckerd
building, which he plans to tie in architecturally with
the neighboring Tidemark Lodge development.
Belsito took ownership of the Island Fitness Center in
April and plans to move the workout center from its
present leased location in the Holmes Business Center at
5345 Gulf Drive to his newly acquired property at 5610
Gulf Drive and rename the building Sunrise Landings.
Belsito said he is currently taking bids for an archi-
tect to remodel the existing building. "The site will
have a better elevation and profile," he said. "We plan
to add landscaping and a second story to a portion of
the building. The existing structure has ample parking
and abides by current flood-proofing codes. We want
the building to fit into the existing environment and
keep the use less intense."
The new building will allow Belsito to expand the
services of the fitness center. He plans to make the gym
more spa-like with services such as a steam room,
showers, and a "smoothie bar," as well as offering up-


Fire district receives

safety award
The West Manatee Fire & Rescue District
has been presented with a Life Safety Achieve-
ment Award for the year 2000 by the Residen-
tial Fire Safety Institute.
The award recognizes local fire prevention
activities that contributed to reducing the num-
ber of lives lost in residential fires. WMFR quali-
fied for the award because it recorded zero fire
deaths in structural fires during the year.
According to RFSI, residential fires in the
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Vendor Setup and Parking Coordinator
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dated exercise equipment, new classes such as pool
aerobics, and high-quality trainers that specialize in fit-
ness for seniors.
"We'll be able to offer a better atmosphere and a
place people can come that will be part of their social
world," said Belsito.
In addition to the fitness center, Sunrise Landings
will also house other businesses. Belsito has not yet
finalized which businesses will move into the prop-
erty, but said that he is looking for high-quality, stable


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Rev. Gary Batey. The church was approached by Tech
Tower to install a cell phone tower disguised as a cross
on top of the church. "Roser Church is not putting up
any kind of tower," he emphasized.


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businesses that are equally committed to the Island
community.
"I'm in it for the long haul and I want something
nice," Belsito said. "I want it to be a place where ev-
eryone can gain something."
Belsito said he is looking for suggestions from the
community about what would draw them to a fitness
center, so that he can suit his center to the Island's
younger and older residents and visitors.
For more information, call Belsito at 915-5354.

The church council and church congregation have
approved the lease with Tech Tower by an "over-
whelming margin," he said, and the company will pay
the church an annual premium for the tower location.
However, Tech Tower must still obtain a permit from
the City of Anna Maria, he said.
Tech Tower Inc. will "have to demonstrate its com-
pliance" with regulations of the city, state and federal
government, and obtain the necessary permits before any
cell tower can be placed on church property, Batey said.
And that's one reason for the Nov, I meeting, said
City Attorney James Dye. The city's current cell tower
ordinance apparently contains contradictions as it re-
quires at least 200 feet from other property lines for a
cell tower location. Given the close proximity of lots
in the city, there is no area to meet that requirement.
That means Tech Tower or any company- would
have a hard time building a cell tower in Anna Maria,
and revisions to the cell tower ordinance will address
those concerns, Dye said.
He also noted that this is just a "reading of the or-
dinance," and the city is not entering into an agreement
with anyone.
While that's true, the city and Mayor Gary
Deffenbaugh did receive a letter from American Tower
Inc. of Sept. 28 with a proposal to design, construct
and maintain a cell tower on city property at city hall.
The proposal by American Tower did not indicate any
terms for the city.
The cell tower special meeting is scheduled for 7
p.m.


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THE ISLANDER 0 OCT. 24, 2001 M PAGE 9


Environmentalists win battle, vets change hills


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Manatee County veterans think they got the bird
last Friday from county government, and some might
even call it the shaft.
County Administrator Ernie Padgett met a group
from the Manatee County Veterans Council last Friday
at Leffis Key and asked them to consider an alternate
site for a flagpole and memorial they have proposed on
the highest piece of ground on Anna Maria Island.
The Manatee County commission on Tuesday gave
conceptual approval to the new site pending a final
review and acceptance by the Audubon Society.
The decision by the county to seek an alternate hill
location about 150 yards south of the original hill, and
roughly 50 yards from Gulf Drive, came after represen-
tatives of the Audubon Society complained to county
commissioners. They say the flagpole could scare wild-
life at the key and birds in the area might think the flap-
ping of the lanyards against the pole was a bird of prey
and become frightened.
In fact, Padgett as much as told the vets council that
despite approval from four mayors in the county, and
more than one year in the works, the original site plan
was headed for the scrap heap.
Padgett, himself a veteran, said all he was trying to
do was "look at concerns, valued or not. The county
commission is concerned and they serve all constitu-
ents."
The county is apparently caught square in the
middle of the issue. "My office is just trying to come
up with something to satisfy everyone's concerns
and something everyone can agree to," Padgett said.
He hinted to the veterans that if they didn't take the
alternate site, they might end up getting nothing at
all.
Veteran James Kissick, a former Bradenton Beach
city commissioner, said he has worked on the plan for
more than a year and "nobody can give me a reason"
why the flagpole can't go in the original location. The
flag would only be raised about four or five times each
year and the lanyards could be secured to the pole to


prevent flapping, he said.
"This was originally a totally harmless project,"
said an obviously bitter Kissick. He claimed the pro-
posal has already been tacitly approved by the
county commission and now they're backtracking.
No opposition to the year-long project for a location
for Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key veterans to
hold memorial services was voiced by anyone until
the Audubon Society came forward recently, said
Kissick.
"The vets are being told that we don't count. This
was supposed to be a simple installation until someone
made it very complicated," he said.
But Padgett disagreed, saying the veterans do
count. However, he said the commission feels that if
there is a legitimate alternate site that would make
everyone happy, then it will look favorably on that
location. He added that the county could ensure ad-
equate funding to the alternate site to include light-
ing, parking and access to the second site, in addi-
tion to property maintenance and electrical hookups.
Bradenton Beach Mayor Gail Cole, a combat vet-
eran, said that it certainly appeared like the odds of the
vets getting their original site were "slim and none."


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S Bt, U.S. Navy veteran Jim
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Faced with the choice of no site or the alternate site
he said he would take the alternate location.
Larry Bustle, Veteran's Council chairman and
mayoral candidate in Palmetto, said that "confronted
with the choice of nothing or an alternate site, we'll
take the second site." However, Bustle made it clear
that the council would do so reluctantly.
The alternate site is on a lower hill about 150
yards south of the original site on Leffis Key, but far-
ther from the bay and closer to Gulf Drive. The sec-
ond hill is smaller and does not have the clear view of
Sarasota Bay the first hill has, said Kissick.
"This is gross betrayal. We've been sabotaged,"
said an angry Kissick, who at 77 just wants to be sure
he lives long enough to see a flagpole and memorial
for county veterans. "Remember, there are 30,000 of
us in Manatee County."
Manatee County Audubon Society president
Steve Black, himself a veteran, said the new location
"would be fine with me." He said the Audubon Soci-
ety has a lot of veterans who are members and "we are
not against the memorial, just in that location." He
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Trash-and-treasure yard sale
The Island Middle School is seeking donations for
its trash-and-treasure yard sale. Proceeds from all sales
will benefit the school.
The sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Satur-
day, Nov. 10, in the parking lot of the Island Baptist
Church.
Twenty free vending spaces are also being offered
to anyone with high-ticket items to sell. Spaces are
available on a first-come, first-served basis and vendors
will be asked to donate 10 percent of their sales to the
school.
Donations can be dropped off at IMS, located in
the Island Baptist Church education building at 206
85th St., Holmes Beach.
For more information, or to arrange for your dona-
tion to be picked up, call Kim Orr at 778-0632, or Jus-
tin McNesky at 794-8474.

'Good Morning, Longboat'
A breakfast for current, new and prospective mem-
bers is planned by the Longboat Key Chamber of Com-
merce at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31. Titled "Good
Morning, Longboat Key," the event will be at the
chamber office, 6854 Gulf of Mexico Drive. For res-
ervations and information, call 387-9519.

Group guitar lessons at Center
Group guitar lessons are available at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.
Instructor and musician Mark Kuhn will hold his
first four-week session beginning Saturday, Nov. 3,
from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. for ages 19 and up.
Classes for ages 13 to 18 will be held from 4:30 to
5:30 p.m.
Space is limited and the cost for the class is $40 for
members and $60 for non-members. To register call,
778-1908.


Tickets are still available
for 'Moon Over Perico'
There is still room at the table for people wanting
to help fight high-rises on Perico Island, via the "Moon
Over Perico" dinner dance Saturday, Nov. 3.
The affair will begin at 5:30 p.m. at St. Bernard
Church activity center, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes
Beach. Theme will be "Denim and Rhinestone Hoe-
down," music by the Dave Ferguson Trio and food by
J&J Barbecue. A cash bar will be set up.
Proceeds will go to Concerned Citizens of Mana-
tee County to continue the battle against Arvida Co.'s
plans to develop Perico with 898 residential units in-
cluding high-rises.
Tickets are still available for $35 at Ginny's An-
tiques and Art, 5600 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach,
Trudy's Hallmark and Collectibles, 5608 Cortez Road,
and Divine Wines, 5706 Manatee Ave., Bradenton.

Burdines holiday
charity event
You can get your holiday shopping done early and
benefit the Anna Maria Island Community Center at
the same time.
The Center is selling 15 percent-off coupons which
are valid on any purchase, including sale items, at any
Burdines location, but only from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sat-
urday, Nov. 3.
The Burdines Holiday Charity Event coupons cost
$5, with that amount going directly to the Center. The
participating United Way agency that sells the most $5
coupons will also receive a $500 donation.
Stop by the Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., to pur-
chase a coupon, or call 778-1908 for more details.

Craft fair Saturday
at Temple Beth El
A craft fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun-
day, Oct. 28, at Temple Beth El, 2209 75th St. W.,
Bradenton.
The free event will include "goodies and fun activi-
ties for the whole family," according to event organiz-
ers.
Vender spaces are still available. For more infor-
mation, call 761-1599.


Flu, pneumonia inoculations
on Island next week
Immunization against influenza and pneu-
monia will be offered next week at two locations
on Anna Maria Island.-
Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 8:30 a.m. uritil noon
treatment will be given at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria City.
Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 4 to 6 p.m. the
shots will be available at the Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce office, 5337 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach.
Manatee County Health Department medi-
cal personnel will administer the shots for $11
for flu, $22 for pneumonia, and Medicare will be
accepted. Medicare patients must present a copy
of their card for treatment coverage.
County officials said that a temporary short-
age of vaccine "dictates that we use our available
vaccine for persons at the highest risk for com-
plications from flu." They include those 65 and
older, persons with chronic pulmonary or cardio-
vascular disorders, nursing home residents, those
6 months to 18 years who are on aspirin therapy
and women in their second or third trimester of
pregnancy.
For information, call the Center at 778-1908,
or the Chamber at 778-1541.


Auditions for '37 Postcards'
The Island Players will hold auditions for Michael
McKeever's "37 Postcards" at the theater at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 2.
Director Kelly Lynn Woodland has parts for three
women and two men who are young to middle-aged.
The play will run Jan. 18 to Feb. 3, 2002. For more
information, call Woodland at 794-8762.
The Island Players is located on the corner of Gulf
Drive and Pine Avenue, Anna Maria.

Church luncheon
Church of the Annunciation will host an Epis opal.
Church Women luncheon at 10:15 ;' in Thinul ld, Nov.
1, with reservations required by Oct. 29.
A representative from Agape Flights will conduct
a presentation after lunch.
For additional information or reservations, call
778-1638.

More time for parents
The Anna Maria Island Community Center Parent
Support Group will discuss family time management
from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24.
The Center will order pizza for the meeting.
Babysitting services will also be available for those
who call ahead.
The Center is located at 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria. To register, call 778-1908.

Park schedule includes
Octoberfest Sunday
Palma Sola Botanical Park has a full schedule for
the next few days, starting with a focus group and in-
cluding the third annual Octoberfest picnic.
The focus group, open to the public at 7 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 25, will study the Ifuture of the park at
9800 17th Ave. N.W., Bradenton.
Saturday, Oct. 27, a beginners" guide to hand tint-
ing black and white photographs will be from 9 to
11:30 a.m. at the park under the tutelage of Deidre
Bedford.
The Octoberfest picnic will be from 3 to 5 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 28, at the park. Main dish and beverages
will be provided by the park, but "bring an appetizer,
salad, vegetable or dessert, lawn chairs and the family,"
advises Eileen Hoffner, Palma Sola executive director.
She is taking reservations at 761-2866.
On Monday, Oct. 29, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and
Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 10 to 11 a.m., artist Glen
LeFevre will instruct in the creation of a stained-glass
garden ornament, the classes to be at the park.
Details, including any fees involved in the activi-
ties, are available from Hoffner, 761-2866.


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Calling all artists, art lovers:


Celebrate art, donate

The Islander newspaper is looking for a few good
artists. There are only two criteria for the job at hand:
they must be gifted and generous.
Many artists have already acknowledged the call,
which requires they donate work for a silent auction to e
be held Sunday afternoon, Nov. 4, at the The Islander.
The event is "For Art's Sake," and the proceeds
will be divided among the Anna Maria Elementary
School and Island Middle School to enhance art pro-
grams and provide funding for supplies.
Participating auction donors are invited to show and
sell their work at the event and to also donate a portion
of their sales to benefit the schools' art programs. C 1


Anna Maria Island's
'believe it or not' attraction
This is the sign posted in front accommodations
on Gulf Drive at 56th Street in Holmes Beach. What
a gas, as we used to say in the 1960s. Islander
Photo: Laurie Krosnev


Robert E. Lobstein
Robert E. Lobstein, 75, of Bradenton, died Oct. 14.
Born in Detroit, Mr. Lobstein came to Manatee
County from lake City, Mich., in 1998. He was a re-
tired fire chief from a training academy in the De-
troit Fire Department. He attended Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church, Holmes Beach. He served in the
U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He was a
member of American Legion Kirby Stewart Post.
No. 24, Bradenton.
Services will be in Michigan at a later date. Memo-
rial contributions may be made to the church, 6608
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. Brown and
Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Virginia M.; daughters Jane
Cassisi of Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich., and Kathy
Mortimer of Sarasota: sister Donna Murray of Weeki
Wachee; brother Milton of Clinton Township, Mich.;
and a grandchild.

Wayne H. Vandesteeg
Wayne H. Vandesteeg, 76, of Holmes Beach, died
Oct. 18.
Born in Hospers, Iowa, Mr. Vandesteeg came to
Manatee County from Columbus, Ind., in 1983. He was
a mechanical engineer for Cummins Diesel Engines. He
served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a
member of Murat Temple Shrine, Mason, Elks Lodge
'1511, Bradenton, and the Bradenton Beach Moose Lodge.
He was a member of Roser Memorial Community
Church.


The public is invited to attend the auction, sidewalk
sale and reception, which will be held at the
newspaper's office in the Island Shopping Center,
Holmes Beach.
A free reception will be hosted during the auction
and sale-by its spoisors,The" islander and Qol-id La.-
restaurant, in celebration of their respective anniversa-
ries nine years for the newspaper and two years for
Ooh La La.
Dinner that evening at Ooh La La will be a school
benefit as well, with advance ticket sales offered exclu-
sively by the AME Parent-Teacher Organization and
the IMS Parent Advisory Committee.
For dinner tickets, contact AME-PTO President
Lori Guerin at 778-9141, or Pam Bertram, IMS-PAC
representative, at 739-8973. Dinner is offered at $40
per person with seatings at 5 and 7 p.m.
For information on participating in the silent auc-
tion, art show and sale, call The Islander's staff artist
Carrie Price, 778-7978.
The roster of artists offering to participate includes
Price, Richard Thomas, Woody Candish, Joe
Hutchinson, Linda Molto, Rob Reiber, Joan Voyles
and many more.
The public is welcome encouraged to attend
the Nov. 4 reception, auction and sidewalk sale, from
4 to 7 p.m.
Come celebrate it's art for kid's sake!


Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday,
Nov. 3, at the church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City.
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island Chapel, is in
charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Macel; daughter Susan Van
de Bittner of Moraga, Calif.; son Kerry of Chagrin
Falls, Ohio; sister Marlys Wold of San Diego; brother
Ronald of Littleton, Colo.; and four grandchildren.

Joseph 0. Wentling
Joseph 0. Wentling, 69, of Bradenton, died Oct.
22.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mr. Wentling came to
Manatee County from Cleveland, Ohio, in 1970. He
was a retired owner and operator of a tool and die com-
pany. He was an Air Force veteran. He was a member
of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the
Elks and the Moose Lodge of Bradenton Beach.
Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday,
Oct. 24, at Sts. Peter & Paul the Apostles Catholic
Church, 2850 75th St. W., Bradenton. Memorial con-
tributions may be made to the American Cancer Soci-
ety, 600 U.S. 301 Blvd. W., Bradenton FL 34205, or
American Diabetes Association, 1103 Destiny Road,
Maitland FL 32751.
He is survived by wife Pamela; daughters Janet Craig
of Bradenton and Jean Marie Burdick of Monticello, Ga.;
stepdaughter Dawn Livas of Phoenix, Ariz.; son William
0. Wentling of Anna Maria; stepsons Richard Risebrough
of Cyprus and David Risebrough of England; sister Dor-
othy Ann Cook of Show Low, Ariz.; eight grandchildren;
and three great-grandchildren.


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Anna Maria agenda procedures, Negele lawsuit highlight meeting


The Anna Maria city commissioners will have a
full slate of items on their agenda tomorrow night, Oct.
25, at the commission meeting, including an agenda
item on how to set the items on the agenda.
Also up for discussion will be a motion by the late
Ed Blanton's family to intervene in a lawsuit filed
against the city by Susan Negele over property on Elm
Avenue. The Blanton intervention would be on the side
of the city in the Negele lawsuit. The matter of the
Negele property on Elm Avenue has been ongoing for
several years and the Blantons are adjacent landown-
ers. A circuit court hearing on the action between Su-
san Negele and the City of Anna Maria is scheduled for
Nov. 14.
In addition to the Blanton motion and the agenda
resolution, commissioners are scheduled to discuss
"disciplinary options against elected officials."
Other items on the agenda include advertising on
trolley benches; donating city funds to aid victims of


the Sept. 11 terrorist attack; discussion of a bill from
Grubbs Emergency Services for cleanup from Tropical
Storm Gabrielle; a budget amendment of $3,000 for the
beautification fund; appointment of Charles Daniel to
the Code Enforcement Board; and the appointment of
Charles White as the city's part-time code inspector.
Also up for consideration: A resolution on the "Set-
ting of Meeting Agenda" from Commissioner Jay Hill.
The need for an agenda resolution to set the agenda
apparently comes because the commissioners are un-
able to agree on a meeting agenda and who should set
the agenda.
The resolution states that the city charter is "silent"
on the procedures and mechanisms to set the agenda,
and in the past the city has had "unclear, confusing and/
or conflicting oral policies regarding the agenda and
how it is set," and it is in the "best interests of the city"
to "formalize a policy and procedure" on how the
agenda is set.


The resolution says further that business shall be
brought by agenda item only and "add-on".items are
discouraged. All items placed on the agenda must be
sponsored by a commissioner or the mayor. The spon-
sor of an item will inform the city clerk of its impor-
tance and items of "lesser importance" that don't re-
quire immediate action may be placed on the agenda
but designated for future action.
Perhaps the most intriguing item on the agenda is
a discussion of disciplinary options against elected of-
ficials. The item was placed on the agenda by Vice
Mayor Tom Skoloda, but it's last in the order of busi-
ness for Oct. 25.
Efforts to reach Skoloda for clarification of "dis-
ciplinary options" and why the item is on the agenda
were unsuccessful by press deadline.
Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh said he was unaware of
anything specific under that item, only general discussion.
The meeting is set for 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25.


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Islander Reporter
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Kent and Pa Davis: a tropical resort named Siam Gar-
den.
Davis bought the down-at-the-heels Castaways
Resort Apartments at 512 Spring St.. in Anna Maria
earlier this year.
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"The rough-in for the plumbing and the electric are
done. The cleanup is done. Next week we get the roof-
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The Siam Gardens Resort will be open for business
by January 2002, according to Davis. He said he ex-
pects work on the first two structures to be done by
then.
He said the other structures, two duplexes, are
scheduled for some cosmetic touchup and some new
windows for now and then some additional improve-
ments next year.
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The site cleanup involved the removal of 10 enor-
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THE ISLANDER 0 OCT. 24, 2001 0 PAGE 13


Anna Maria ordinance allows Belle Haven move


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Look out Anna Maria, the house is moving.
The Anna Maria City Commission unanimously
approved an ordinance at its meeting Oct. 1 1 allowing
the historically significant Belle Haven Cottage to be
moved on city streets.
Commissioner John Michaels congratulated fellow
Commissioner Linda Cramer for her tenacity in pursu-
ing the preservation of the cottage, saying, "Belle Ha-
ven will now be for me the Linda Cramer cottage. She
did a great job bringing this project forward."
Passage of the ordinance allows the Anna Maria
Historical Society to legally move Belle Haven from its
present Palmetto Avenue location to city-owned prop-
erty on Pine Avenue adjacent to the Anna Maria Island
Historical Society's museum and the old city jail.
In approving the ordinance, the commission noted
that increasing land values might lead to the destruc-
tion of some buildings with historical significance and
it was in the best interest of the city to have options for
saving the structures. Previously, the city did not allow
the movement of buildings from one location to an-
other. Under the new ordinance, buildings may be
moved only with a city-issued permit.
The movement to preserve Belle Haven and pro-
vide an ordinance to move the cottage to its new loca-
tion was led by Cramer. who once lived in the cottage.
Current Belle Haven owners John and Barbara
Kimberley had said the house would be demolished to
make room for a new home, and had offered it to the
city free if someone paid to move it. That's when

Castaways transformation
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 12
worth it, because the cost to repair damage if the trees
had blown over would have been "a whole lot more
than that."
Kent and wife Pa are looking forward to becoming
Island innkeepers.
"Technically, we've been Siam Gardens Resort
since we bought the place, but we had no Asian decor,
no garden and we certainly weren't a resort," Davis
said.
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PAGE 14 M OCT. 24, 2001 0 THE ISLANDER

Parent Advisory Council draws small crowd, big topics


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
A handful of parents attended the Island Middle
School Parent Advisory Council meeting to discuss
current events and future plans at the school.
The first topic of discussion was fundraising. Two
community fundraising events have been planned for
November.
On Sunday, Nov. 4, from 4 to 7 p.m. The Islander
will sponsor For Art's Sake, a silent art auction, side-
walk sale and dinner to raise money for both Island
schools. PAC members will help sell tickets for two
dinner seatings at Ooh La La! restaurant to raise funds
and guests will be invited to peruse the art sale before
and after dinner.


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Breakfast: Waffle with Syrup, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets with Roll, or Junior Cuban
Sandwich, Tater Tots, Fresh Fruit
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Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch:. Spaghetti with Meat Sauce and Roll, or
Baked Chicken Patty on a Bun, Seasoned Green
Beans, Mixed Fruit
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Breakfast: Breakfast Muffin, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Cheeseburger or Tuna Sandwich, Sweet
Corn, Juice Bar
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planning a "Trash and Treasure Yard Sale" in the park-
ing lot of the Island Baptist Church.
The committee is currently accepting donations
from the community for sale items. It is also offering
20 free vending spaces to sellers with high-ticket
items. Spaces are available on a first-come, first-
served basis and vendors will be asked to donate 10
percent of their sales to the school.
For more information on donating items for sale,
call Kim Orr at 778-0632, or Justin McNesky at 794-
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In other news, Director Jeanne Shell announced
that IMS has hired two new staff members. Musician
James "Jimmy G" Gaccione is the new band director.
Gaccione has been playing professionally in the area
for 32 years.
Janet Toy joined the staff as a teacher's assistant.
Toy will also be spearheading efforts to start partici-


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pating in the Odyssey-of-the-Mind program. The pro-
gram is a combination of technology, artistry, compe-
tition, cooperation, risk-taking and research that devel-
ops higher-level thinking skills.
Shell told parents that students have expressed an
interest in starting several groups, including a First
Lego League team to compete in science and technol-
ogy competitions and a yearbook staff.
"Our students want to feel valued, to contribute
and to have some control," said Shell. "Those are
three things that we try and make sure we have at our
school.
"The kids want to form their own groups, they put
together a yearbook committee already, but we want
parents to help us. We need a parent sponsor to super-
vise."
Parents brought up concerns about storage facili-
ties at the school to alleviate the burden of carrying
heavy backpacks and improving communication be-
tween parents and the school.
Shell informed parents that space for storage such
as cubbyholes or lockers is limited, but staff will be
looking into solutions.
"Our priority has been to provide additional
computers and software for the classrooms," said
Shell. "The students don't have a whole lot of books,
but we will try to think of some creative ideas for
storage."
Shell also informed parents that students should be
bringing home assignment notebooks, which require a
parent signature each week, and a parent newsletter
once a month.
"We're not your traditional school. We don't let
your children fall through the cracks and we don't
want parents to fall through the cracks either," Shell
said.
Other issues that PAC and Shell are still working
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THE ISLANDER M OCT. 24, 2001 M PAGE 15


Teacher, mentor, friend remembered


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Students and staff gathered inside the media cen-
ter at Anna Maria Elementary School with Pat
Wagner's family to honor a teacher many considered
their friend and mentor.
Wagner, who died in July of melanoma cancer,
taught first grade at the Island school for 15 years.
In honor of her, a memorial book fund and a des-
ignated area in the media center called the "Squirrel's
Nest" were created to pass on Wagner's love of nature
and animals to Island students.
The squirrel's nest was decorated with several
symbolic items that celebrate Wagner's spirit and style.
Both family and friends contributed items such as
a memorial tile, stuffed squirrel puppets and a photo-
graph of the last two baby squirrels Wagner raised,
Faith and Hope,
Guidance Counselor Cindi Harrison said Wagner had
a unique ability to interpret children's feelings and needs.
Judy Bayer, assistant principal at Bashaw'Elemen-
tary School, captured that inner strength and captivat-
ing spirit within the pages of a book she wrote about
Wagner, which she shared with the family.
During the memorial ceremony, a video was
shown of Wagner talking about some of her favorite
books and wishing her audience "happy reading."
After the memorial, a tree was planted in the court-
yard as a symbol everyone can see.
"The memorial was wonderful," said Terry Wagner,
her husband. "It couldn't have been any better."


Anna Maria Elementary School student Sarah
Balducci came up with the concept for the book
labels in the squirrel's nest.


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PAGE 16 E OCT. 24, 2001 0 THE ISLANDER


Anna Maria's holiday decorations up in air not


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Holiday decorations for Anna Maria are up in the
air, but they're not up yet.
That's because at the Environmental Education and
Enhancement Committee meeting of Oct. 16, the seven
committee members could not agree on purchasing
decorations to hang from light poles around the city.
Well, six members agreed to go ahead with the
$2,000 purchase of 10 holiday banners and supporting
brackets, while committee member Diane Caniff said
she had a problem with spending government money
on a religious holiday. The net result was that the com-
mittee scheduled a special session for 6:30 p.m., Tues-
day, Oct. 23, to resolve the issue.
Caniff said she felt the banners were for "religious


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holidays" and she was uncomfortable with spending
government money for this type of holiday. She would
prefer to have the money for the decorations raised by
private donations rather than spending taxpayer money.
The money in the EEEC budget, about $8,000, comes
from the City of Anna Maria.
Committee chairperson Tim Eiseler replied that he
is a taxpayer and that tax money is used "for the col-
lective good and everyone doesn't always benefit."
An example noted by committee member Karen
DiCostanzo was that she pays taxes that support Island
schools, but has no children enrolled in them.
The committee's liason to the city commission,
Vice Mayor Tom Skoloda, said the benefit from the
banners would be spiritual.
Cindi Mansour said, "It's just the holidays. It's


what we do."
Eiseler said he had no problem with the banners as
they were "generic" and "non-offensive." The banners
would say something like "happy holidays," or some
other inoffensive message, he observed. "It's not reli-
gious, it's just how you want to celebrate. We're just
decorating the city."
Caniff said that while she would be more comfort-
able with "volunteer money" and could not agree on or
endorse spending money, she could live with the oth-
ers' decision.
Mansour said the matter could be brought before
the city commission for public debate, if necessary.
Skoloda said he thought there was a consensus to
go forward, but after about 45 minutes of discussion,
Mansour said there did not appear to be a consensus
and the meeting was ended.
The original idea for the decorations had the EEEC
spending nearly its entire budget on banners, lights and
electrical fixtures. The compromise was for just the
banners for this year with funding for additional deco-
rations in future years coming from private fundraising.
Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach also have
holiday decorations.
In other matters, the committee dealt with the is-
sue of putting up benches on beach areas.
As the state has no policy as long as the benches
are not permanent structures, the committee could de-
cide locations.
Skoloda said the city has had a number of requests
for benches in various spots and the committee could
pick locations.
The committee decided to bring the bench matter
up at its next regular meeting Monday, Oct. 29, and
asked members to study the issue and bring proposals
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Cortez memorial, festival Saturday


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Cortez will mourn its lost fishermen and celebrate
life in paired events Saturday, Oct. 27.
At 2:30 p.m. a special ceremony will dedicate the
statue on the waterfront that is fa memorial to commer-
cial fishers lost at sea or in war. Just afterward, an Oc-
tober Fest will celebrate Cortez at the other end of the
historic fishing village.
The public is welcome at both affairs, said Janet
Hoffman, manager of Cortez Waterfront Florida, the
organization responsible for the monument project. Her
welcome was seconded by Pete Barreda, host of the
festival and owner of Cortez Kitchen.
Jane von Hahmann, Manatee County commis-
sioner and longtime Cortez resident, will introduce
speakers at the monument site, where 123rd Street
Court meets Sarasota Bay between Star and Bell fish


houses.
State Rep. Mike Bennett is to be the principal speaker,
Hoffman said, though the special session of the legislature
may interfere with his schedule. County Commission
Chairman Joe McClash will speak, as will other state and
county officials. The Rev. John Geer, pastor of the Cortez
Church of Christ, will give the invocation.
Bradenton Vice Mayor Marianne Barnebey will
sing the national anthem, and the program will close
with everyone invited to join in on "God Bless
America."
The crowd will move east then, to the Cortez
Kitchen and its October Fest. The traditional Cortez
offering of mullet, which has been the village's main
product for more than a century, will be at the restau-
rant area, 4528 1 19th St. W.
So will be live entertainment, a punkinn patch" and
pumpkin carving contest, hay rides in boats (of course),


airplane rides, costume contest and tons of food. A $10
cover charge will go to the Florida Institute of Saltwa-
ter Heritage to help purchase the 95-acre tract at the
east edge of the village. So will other proceeds in-
cluding donations which are strongly encouraged, said
Blue Fulford, longtime Cortezian, commercial fisher-
man and president of FISH.
The event is co-sponsored by Cortez Kitchen and
The Islander, both of which have thrown cash in the pot
for the adult costume prizes $100 each for the top
male and female contestants.
Live entertainment will feature Tom Mobley, the
Islanders, Dr. Dave Ferguson and the Bobby G. Band.
For more information on the festival, call Barreda
at 798-9404.
Hoffman is particularly interested in hearing from
families of lost fishermen, who may call her at 708-
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Hoppy Hllowwaan!


"- "- '" \ Bigger, better haunted house
The West Manatee Fire & Rescue volunteers have
Spared with the Anna Maria Privateers, and they're
S. promising this year's haunted house will be bigger and
U better than ever. Scarier, too.
If you're not too terrified, you can creep and crawl
S aboard the haunted pirate ship, grovel in the graveyard
of doom, wrench a "Bloody Mary" at the bar, chomp
some real "finger food" in the cafe, and enjoy a chuckle
'with the clown. Clown?!
The haunted house will be open at 7 p.m. Frdiay
and Saturday, Oct. 26-27, at the "creepy old fire sta-
tion," 105 Highland Ave., Bradenton Beach.
General admission is $3 and a it's only a buck to
o I .go around a second time if you dare. It is not rec-
ommended for the weak of heart or very, very young.
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Doctor" Sara Pinkley, a neviw /firefighter/EMT with West Manatee Fire & Rescue, treats her patient Falerra
Mover with levili.sih Halloween care ait the voltteer. i'refighiters' haunted house in BIradenton Beach. They
promise to scare and taunt again at the "creepy old.fire station, 105 Highland Ai e.. Bradentoin Beach, Goulish haunted house inmates; Kerri Jernigan is a
Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26-27, starting at 7 p.m. hboth niights. Admission is $3 ($1 to go around a second longtime haltere" and Courtney JanZen is a.fist-
time ifyout dare). It's really scarn. timer. Both girls reside in Bradenton. t


Trail of Treats Halloween party at Bradenton Beach City Pier
A Halloween party at the Bridge Street Pier Attendees are asked to bring a dishl and
fr T u s d y and Cafe will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, come in costume. There will be live music to 10
s Oct. 3 I. p.m., karaoke and judging of the best costumes.
Proprietor Georgia Meier called the event a Proceeds fiorn the event will go to the Red
Ghosts and witches and Power Rangers and "customer appreciation party." Cross for disaster relief efforts.
PokeMon characters and dozens of others within the
ken of kids will take to the Trail of Treats in Holmes
Beach Tuesday. Oct. 30.
It's the sixth annual Halloween eveit arranged by ., .....
the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, spon- '=
scored by Walgreens, Publix and the Whistle Stop gift
shop. Much of it will take place around the Gulf Drivel /
Marina Drive "downtown" intersection, but it will
spread farther this year. .i
It will begin with the judging of young Treaters
costumes at 3:30 p.m. at the "chamber of horrors" at the
Chamber of Commnerce office, 5337 Gulf Drive. There
will be prizes for just about every category imaginable,
said the chamber's Peg Nelson, for the theme is "Come
as You Dare."
judgess include Rebecca Barnett of The IslaMnder.
Joy LaRoy of Whistle Stop and Carol Bernard of Island
Real Estate.
From the costume-showdown, the youngsters will
spread out over the area, guided by the official "Trail of 7
Treats" maps that chamber representatives will distribute.
They'll have to hurry in some cases, for some of
the businesses participating and spreading their treats i
among the youngsters close at 5 p.m. Many,- however,
are staying open for their energetic young guests. -
Nelson said the chamber may break the "master
map" down into two, one of the north part of the treat
area and one for the western segment, so as "not to.in- Ghosts, ghouls,' bums, princesses: shake it up
undate a business with all the kids at once." About 75 Isla/d youtiths ages 10-5, most in costune, attended the Halloween teen dance Friday, Oct. 19. at
The young participants can start at any of the listed the Anna Maria Island Cotntunitv Center, including, front left to right. Shawn Cula/tane, 12, Bradentoni:
businesses and roam the tour as they see fit. The par- Jitini\ Lease. I l, Holmes Beach, and Zach Waliagha, I I, Holmes Beach. Rear, left to right,. Kathryn Rauson,
ticipating businesses are in Island Shopping Center, II. Hohtes Beach, Amber Weng, 12, Corte.: Enil/ Salter, 12, Holtes Beach; Heather Howard. 12, Holies
S&S Plaza and others in the area and beyond. Beach; Dillon Frank. / 1. Holmes Beach, Scottie Steenstra, 10, Anna Maria; and Ashley Owen, / 1. Holmes
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THE ISLANDER M OCT. 24, 2001 0 PAGE 21


Lordie, lordie, murder, surprises at Island Players


By Bonner Joy
Trading places: The Players Theatre of Wales and
the Island Players of Anna Maria Island pulled a switch
at the Island playhouse, and what a switch.
Lord Arthur Savile's Crime had a short run of three
nights at Island Players, as staged by a troupe of 10
from Wales, and it was polished like a red apple, and
just as pleasing.
But was it murder? Lord Arthur, charmingly
played by Jonathan James, bungled one murderous at-
tempt after another, but murder he must. With the help
of his butler Baines (Clive Fellows) and anarchist Herr
Winkelkopf (Gabriele Torrens) criminal intent turned
to chuckles and laughter for the audience.
Lord Arthur's fiancee was played by Sybil
Merton, his uncle the Dean of Paddington by Gareth
Gibbs, his aunt Lady Windermere by Carol Will-
iams, great aunt Lady Clementina Beauchamp by
Chris Moore, Sybil's mother Lady Julia Merton by
Mavis Gibbs all of Wales.
The lone American on stage was Nellie the maid,
played by Tami Vaughan, daughter of Islander Bunny
Garst. But for bad luck, Vaughan wouldn't have been
cast. As it turned out, one Welsh Player couldn't make
the trip with a broken arm ironically a repeat occur-
rence for Vaughan when several years ago the Welsh.
troupe was minus an actress for its Island performance
and she got the call.
Also from Wales, Mr. Podgers,."a cheiromartist"
played by Stan Wells, who read palms to tell of the past
and foretell the future as it pertained to regressions, cast
the fate of Lord Arthur with his felonious prediction
that he would commit a murder.
But Arthur has a wedding planned in a week, and
can't bear to burden his bride with the horror of murder
as his wife. He decides to do the deed before the wedding,
causing a slight postponement for the ceremony.
He'enlists the butler to nonchalantlychoose a vic-
tim and plot the method. And fail.
-"Then an anarchist stumbles on their bungle and
offers to help. They fail again. And another wedding
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Arthur next solicits the help of his betrothed.
Bungle, fail. Postponement.
"It's surprising when one thinks of it, what good
one can do with murder," Arthur says after he decides
to eliminate ohe worthless relative, although he fails.
Finally, the bomb in his carriage explodes, only
moments after he is arrested and removed by the police.
Failed, foiled again.
Baines announces, "I must phone the Times with
the announcement a postponement."
Welsh director Mavis Giggs (also playing Lady
Julia) was assisted backstage by fellow Welsh Player
Sarah Rees, working light and sound and also serving
as stage manager. The costumes were by the Welsh
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Island Players assisting behind the scenes included
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just-ended run of "Blithe Spirits," assistant stage man-
agers Ruth Stevens and Dorothy Eder and many more
from the Island Players support group.
The Welsh theater company has graced the boards
at Island Players for 20 years, "and although the world
has changed beyond recognition since Sept. I 11," they
said, "at no time did the Welsh company consider not
coming to be with their American friends. Indeed, it
made our resolve all the more determined."
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Streetlife


Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Oct. 15, 700 block of N. Shore Drive, information.
A man reported his pain medication missing.
Oct. 16, 300 block of Palm Avenue, suspicious
package. A woman turned over a letter to police be-.
cause it did not have a return address.

Bradenton Beach
Oct. 1 1, 2000 Gulf Drive S., Coquina Beach, bur-
glary. A woman's purse containing $7,500 in cash was
stolen from her truck.
Oct. 13, 100 block of Seventh Street, traffic arrest.
A man was arrested for driving with a suspended li-
cense and an expired tag.
Oct. 13, 1600 block of Gulf Drive N., information.
A man reported that he was knocked off his bicycle by
a vehicle turning out of a parking area. The driver of
the car told police that the man fell off his bike while
pedaling past his stopped car.
Oct. 15, 2000 Gulf Drive S.,.Coquina Park Boat
Ramp, burglary. Several items were stolen from a
man's vehicle and approximately $600 in damage was
done to the car in the attempt to break in.
Oct. 15, 2000 Gulf Drive S., Coquina Park Bdat
Ramp, burglary. A compact-disk player was stolen out
of a woman's truck.
Oct. 15, 2000 Gulf Drive S., Coquina Park Boat
Ramp, burglary. Approximately $3 in change was sto-
len from a man's vehicle.
Oct. 18, 100.block of First Street, information. A
man reported that a fraudulent charge was made to his
credit card.
Oct. 18, 100 Highland Ave., Bradenton Beadh
Police Department, stolen property. A man reported
that his tag was missing from his vehicle.

Holmes Beach
Oct. 14, 400 block of 63rd Street, battery. A man
reported that his girlfriend hit him on the head with a
large rock after an argument. According to the repotit,


he transported himself to the hospital where he received
three stitches to close the wound.
Oct. 15, 4000 Gulf Drive, Cafe on the Beach, bur-
glary. While on patrol, officers found a box of ice
cream cones dumped near the rest rooms. Upon further
investigation, it was discovered that a rear window of
the cafe had been opened and the key holder was asked
to check the building. The key holder told police that
the motion detector near the cash register had been dis-
abled and a money bag containing $500 was missing.
Oct. 16, 202 52nd Street, Holmes Beach Marina,
burglary. An engine outdrive valued at approximately
$1,800 was stolen from a boat in the storage building.


According to the report, someone gained entry to the
marina through a hole cut in the chain-link fence along
the south side of the property.
Oct. 16, 3900 East Bay Drive, Publix, fraud. Four
bad checks written by four separate customers were
returned. According to the reports, the approximate
total of the checks was $271.
Oct. 17, 100 block of 81st Street, burglary. An
unoccupied rental home was broken into. According to
the report, the living room wall, a bed, ceiling fan and
kitchen faucet were damaged.
Oct. 18, 200 block of 56th Street, theft. A man re-
ported his bicycle missing.


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Phillips and Bryant key Mr. Bones win


Alex Phillips scored five goals and Brad Bryant
notched four to lead Mr. Bones to a 9-1 victory over
Palm Tree Villas in Division III soccer action at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center Monday, Oct.
15.
Mr. Bones opened the scoring in the third minute
when Phillips finished off a cross from Bryant to give
Mr. Bones an early 1-0 lead. Two minutes later, Bryant
scored the first of his four goals when he took a pass
from Joe Karasiewicz, dribbled past two defenders and
ripped a shot past the Palm Tree keeper for a 2-0 Mr.
Bones lead.
Phillips personally extended Mr. Bones lead to 3-
0 when he stole the ball in the midfield and outran ev-
erybody LIup the middle. There he cut outside of the last
defender and hit a hard shot that beat the keeper at the
far post.
Max Marnie and lan Douglas slowed the onslaught
briefly when Marnie found Douglas with a throw-in
deep in the Mr. Bones end that Douglas one-timed past
the keeper to cut the Mr. Bones lead to 3-1.
Phillips got into the act again when he gathered in
the Palm Tree Villas punt 50-yards out and weaved his
way between the defenders all the way into the goal
mouth. His easy score extended the Mr. Bones lead to
4-1. Phillips added another goal when he took a pass
from Karasiewicz, outraced two defenders and
pounded-a rocket into the back of the net for a 5-1 lead.
Bryant finished the scoring in the first half when he ran
onto a pass from Karasiewicz, cut back past a defender
and beat the keeper top shelf for a 6-1 lead.
The second half was more of the same as Mr.
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to Phillips on the left edge of the penalty area. Phillips
dribbled all the way across the field looking for an
opening before ripping a shot that found the far corner
for a 7-1 Mr. Bones lead.
Bryant completed the scoring for Mr. Bones with
two goals, the last one a beautiful shot from 25 yards
out to give Mr. Bones the 9-1 victory. The score might
have been worse were it not for the outstanding play of
Palm Tree Villas keeper Kyle Victor, who recorded 12
saves on the day.

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Lott finished with 95 yards rushing on only six
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Basketball registration for the 2001-02 season
is now being held at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center through Nov. 15. Registration for
cheerleaders for the season is also being held. Reg-
istration is $40 for Center members and $45 for
non-members for each program. Cheerleaders may
also play on a team.
The basketball league is open to boys and girls
ages 5 to 16 and registration will take place through
Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Center. Tryouts will be
held at the Center on Saturday, Nov. 17, starting at
noon for the 5-7 year olds and continuing every
hour throughout the day for the various age groups.
League play will be in ages 5-7; 8-9; 10-11; 12-13
and 14-16.
Anyone registering after Nov. 15 will be placed
on a wait list for a team.
Coaches for both cheerleading and basketball
are needed and anyone interested in coaching can
sign up at the Center, or call 778-1908.
The Center is open for registration from 9 a.m.
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Center soccer schedule
Division I (12-14 years old)
All games start at 7:30 p.m.
Date Teams
Oct. 25 Island Pest Control vs. Mr. Repair It Man
Oct. 29 West Coast Refrigeration vs. Pest Control
Nov. 1 LaPensee Plumbing vs. Mr. Repair It Man

Division II (10-11 years old)
Date Time Teams
Oct. 26 7:30 p.m. Palm Tree Villas vs. Air & Energy
Oct. 29 6 p.m. Palm Tree Villas vs. Mr. Bones
Oct. 30 7:30 p.m. Island Real Estate Air & Energy

Division III (8-9 years old)
All games start at 6 p.m.
Date Teams
Oct. 25 Galati Marine vs. Oden-Hardy
Oct. 26 Jessie's Island Store vs. A.M. Island Spirits
Oct. 30 Jessie's Island Store vs. Oden-Hardy
Nov. 1 Galati Marine vs. Air America

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'The threat of terrorism does not have to change your life'


Floridians, especially Islanders, are already inad-
vertently prepared for terrorist attacks. We spend six
months of our lives each year on a low-level alert called
hurricane season.
Florida's disaster preparedness officials in Talla-
hassee have posted information on a web site -
www.floridadisaster.org/bpr/EMTOOLS/Severe/
terrorism.htm that outlines what to do during an
emergency regarding terrorist attacks. Much of the in-
formation is stuff we've been doing for years, but the
advice is worth mentioning again.
Basically, state officials say to be alert. "The threat
of terrorism does not have to change your life. Just be
prepared," is the highlight of the suggestions.
"A family disaster plan is critical and should be in
place at all times. Your family's plan should include
emergency contacts, identification of rally points and
a disaster supply kit," officials said.
The emergency contacts element of the plan is
simple. Have an out-of-state friend as a family contact,
so all your family members have a single point of con-
tact. It's a good idea to have at least two ways to con-
tact them, too telephone, cell phone, e-mail, what-
ever. Good supplies of either phone cards or quarters
may make sense, too.
Rally points are locations everyone in your family
is familiar with so if something happens at home
you've got a place to meet. School, church, work or a
neighbor's house come to mind.
The disaster supply kit is pretty much the hurricane
kit we all should/do have. You remember the drill from
Tropical Storm Gabrielle: lots of bottled water, lots of
-flashlight batteries, lots of canned food you can eat
without heating, and all the rest of the things you'll
need if there's no power for a few days.
This year, instead of having a big party to eat up all
the food you've stockpiled for hurricane season, keep
it. And buy some more.
If you didn't bother to re-stock your supplies after
Gabrielle blew through because you figured hurricane
season was just about over, go back to the store and re-
stock. Just in case.
By the way, here are all the emergency telephone
numbers I can think of that Islanders may need. If I
missed any, feel free to add them to your own list. It's
a good idea to stick it on your refrigerator so everyone
in your home knows where it is. The information is also
available in the front of the telephone directory.
Emergency calls for police, fire, sheriff, ambu-
Iance: 9-1-1.
Poison information: 1-800-282-3171.
U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms:
1-813-228-2184.
Coast Guard-Cortez: 794-1607.
Manatee County Emergency Management: 748-
2241.
FBI: 955-3325, 1-813-273-4566.
Anna Maria City Hall: 708-6130.
Bradenton Beach City Hall: 778-1005.
Holmes Beach City Hall: 708-5800.
West Manatee Fire & Rescue: 741-3900.
Let's hope we never have to use any of those num-
bers for an emergency.

Water wars may be over
What appears to be the last hurdle for a Tampa
desalinization water treatment plant has been cleared.
An administrative law judge ruled that permits for
the desal plant should be issued. The judge will be fa-
-miliar to Islanders: J. Lawrence Johnston, the same
judge who ruled in favor of Bradenton/Arvida in the


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Perico Island development issue earlier this year. He's
a busy guy, I guess.
The permit for the desal plant was prepared by the
Florida Department of Environmental Protection and
challenged by a local activist group, Save Our Bays
And Canals.
SOBAC argued the plant would produce too much
salt in its brine discharge into Tampa Bay and the in-
creased salinity would harm animal and plant life.
Johnston said the claims were "not credible." DEP of-
ficials successfully argued that the desal permit require-
ments were far more stringent than state law.
My buddy Dr. Dave Tomasko with the Southwest
Florida Water Management District did some of the
studies on brine discharge from desal plants. He even
got to tour a bunch of plants on islands in the Carib-
bean, the lucky dog, and came to the conclusion the
Tampa plant wouldn't have any adverse impact totlhe'
bays and, in fact, the salinity from the plant outfall
would be about the same as found in the deep Gulf.
I've been fascinated by the Tampa Bay Water pro-
posal since it was first suggested years ago. The plant,
when completed in December 2002, will be the largest
seawater desal plant in the United States, generating 25
million gallons of water per day. About 19 million gal-
lons of brine will be dumped in Tampa Bay daily,
byproduct of getting the potable water.
The plant will be located near Apollo Beach, next
to Tampa Electric Co.'s Big Bend power plant. Desal
plants take a lot of power to get the salt out of water,
and the Tampa Bay Water folks cut a deal with TECO
to use its off-peak power for the water process.
At a cost of about $110 million, the desal plant will
be the first of its kind financed and owned by a private
company. And the cost of the water to consumers is
about what they pay utility companies today for surface
or aquifer water.
Bring on the water.


Horseshoe winners
Winners in the Oct. 20 horseshoe games
were Ron Pepka and Neil Sweerus, both of
Bradenton. Runners-up were Fred Collier of
West Sussex, England, and Chris McNamara of
Bradenton.
Winners in the Oct. 17 games were Tina
Collier of West Sussex, England, and Bill Starrett
of Anna Maria. Runners-up were Jack Cooper of
Holmes Beach and Pete Watson of England.
The weekly contests get under way at 9 a.m.
every Wednesday and Saturday at Anna Maria
City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no
membership fees and everyone is welcome.


... and water restrictions may be eased
Swiftmud officials will discuss next Tuesday
whether to ease the watering restrictions we've had for
the past few years. Thanks to a nice, wet summer and
Tropical Storm Gabrielle, water levels are at the low-
normal stage.
Since we're going into our usual eight-month-long
dry spell, I hope lawn watering restrictions remain in
place. Hey, we've all gotten used to it, right? I agree
with one of the Swiftmud governing board members
when he said, "Now that we've adjusted to it, it may
not hurt to keep it in place. I think we've got a couple
more years before we recover from the drought."

Woods comes to town Friday
Bestselling author Stuart Woods will come to St.
Armands Circle Friday night to sign copies of his new
novel, "Orchid Blues."
It's a pretty good tale, set in Florida's east coast but
with scenes that remind me a lot of Anna Maria Island
and Longboat Key. Heroine Holly Barker is a police
chief in the town of Orchid-Beach, investigating a
murder and bank robbery with some terrorist over-
tones. Focus of the investigation is a gated community,
hence what makes me think of Longboat for the
gated community, not the terrorism.
Also present in the story is Holly's Dobermrian pin-
scher Daisy, an incredibly well-trairied mutt who-will
fetch a cold beer from a refrigerator if asked. I' ve tried
to get the dobie who lets me feed her to do that with less
than stellar results she seems to be not only afraid
of the beer, but also the fridge.
Woods will be at St. Armands Key Lutheran Church,
40 N. Adams Drive, at 7 p.m. Friday. Circle Books is
sponsoring Woods, and landed something of a coup with
the Oct. 26 signing since the book isn't due to be released
until Oct. 29. Hey, you can get the novel three days before
the rest of the world gets a chance to read it!

Sandscript factoid
I've always liked authors who have series charac-
ters make cameo appearances with other characters in
another series. Woods has done that walk-on role in
"Orchid Blues," when Stone Barrington is a witness to
a robbery and murder.


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Inshore, backwater fishing about as good as it gets


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Fishing just doesn't get any better than it is right
now.
The red tide appears to have moved on.
Air temperature is cooler.
Water temps are dropping, too.
And the fish are really, really hungry. All of them.
Grouper and snapper action offshore is superb.
Kingfish are starting their run, and amberjack are bit-
ing.
Backwater action on snook and redfish is astound-
ing. Reports of big trout are coming in, and flounder
fishing is terrific. No, repeat, no red tide!
Capt. Sam Kimball on Legend charters out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said he's been catch-
ing gag grouper to 16 pounds, snapper to 4 pounds,
mackerel and kingfish to 15 pounds.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's said he took Kayle Korabek, 10, and his
mother out last week and both caught grand slams of
snook, redfish and trout. He said whitebait is plentiful
and flats fishing is excellent.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
flounder fishing is excellent right now. Fishers are
bringing snook, reds and trout to the dock, and mullet
season has kicked into high gear.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle asked the
question, "What do you want to catch right now? What-
ever it is, go for it!" Bill reports fishing for just about
everything is red-hot right now. Offshore highlights
include grouper, snapper, amberjack, kingfish and a
few cobia. In the backwater, look for snook, redfish,
trout and some big flounder.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business said snook
fishing is excellent right now, with his week's charters
catching more than 100 linesiders, limiting out most
days. He's mixing the snook action in with good
catches of redfish and trout, too.
Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
wade fishers are all catching snook near mangroves and
reds on the seagrass flats. Other reports include some
big trout and flounder. Also really big right now are
shrimp.
The Anna Maria City Pier reports small snook,
with a few keepers mixed in were being caught by
dockside anglers, plus black drum, sheepshead, redfish
and a few bonnethead sharks.
Capt. Brian Kisluk said he's catching lots of
snook and reds in Buttonwood Harbor, trout and reds
near the bulkhead and more reds at Longbar Point.


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First big catch
Stephen Ashev with dad Steven were fishing off the Bradenton Beach City Pier when he caught his first big
catch, a nice-sized flounder. Stephen and dad were visiting grandparents Rita and Leslie Halasz, who
proclaimed that, "He now belongs to the Florida Fishing Club!"


Capt. Curt Morrison and Capt. Ryan Hackney
on the Neva-Miss said they're getting into a slew of
grouper offshore right now. The big fish are starting to
move closer to shore now that most of the red tide is
gone, and they're getting grouper to 20 pounds. The
kingfish run has begun, with some to 18 pounds, plus
lane and mangrove snapper.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he's getting lots of redfish, a few keeper
snook and is finding flounder action to be superb. Most
of his best catches are coming from Miguel and Terra
Ceia bays.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide out of
Holmes Beach said he's getting red grouper to 20
pounds, amberjack, yellowtail, lane and mangroves



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LICENSED WATERFRONT CONTRACTOR



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P.O.BOX 1353, Anna Maria, FL 34216
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Real Estate


Island property sales
4906 Fourth Ave., Holmes Beach, a 100xl00 lot,
was sold 9/6/01, Clark to Fretwell, for $250,000.
520 72nd St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront 2,362
sfla 3bed/2.5bath/2car home built in 1968 on a 95x 117
lot, was sold 9/7/01, Stockmaster to Taylor, for
$459,000; list $519,900/$489,000/$479,000.
5316 & 5318 Sunrise Lane & 5325 Marina Dr.,
Holmes Beach, 4.119 canalfront acres formerly used
for a restaurant and two duplexes, were sold 9/6/01,
Tatakis & SGA Enterprises to Tidemark Partners, for
$3,150,000. Equivalent to 35 lots at 50x 100 each sell-
.ing for $90,000 each.
1301 Bay Dr. N., 6a Baywatch, a bayfront 2bed/
2bath 1,079 sfla condo built in 1982, was sold 9/12/01,
French to Curd, for $235,000; list $259,000.


214 83rd St., Holmes Beach, a 900 sfla 2bed/2bath/
Icar home built in 1956 on a 90x100 lot, was sold 9/
11/01, Hardy to Stockmaster, for $265,000; list
$269,900.
218 Periwinkle Plaza, a canalfront 1,620 sfla 3bed/
2.5bath/2car home built in 1992 on a 75x 125 lot, was
sold 9/10/01, Kring to Ippolito, for $407,900
5200 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 508 Martinique
South, a 1,057 sfla Gulffront 2bed/2bath condo built in
1970, was sold 9/12/01, Lehman to Hageman, for
$260,000.
5300 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 202 Martinique
North, a Gulffront 1,057 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in
1971, was sold 9/12/01, Hare to Burns, for $300,000;
list $300,000.
635 Dundee, a canalfront 2,023 sfla 2bed/2bath/


2car/pool home built in 1966 on a 95x 110 lot, was sold
9/12/01, Lalosh to Johnson, for $425,000; list
$449,000.
7702 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, a 930 sfla 2bed/
Ibath/lcar home built in 1957 on an 88x 106 lot, was
sold 9/12/01, Polli to Ladd, for $199,999.
216 Chilson, Anna Maria, A canalfront 2,884 sfla
3bed/2bath/4car/pool home built in 1999 on a 72x148
lot, was sold 9/20/01, Johnson to Doubleday, for
$640,000; list $679,900.
519 Bayview Place, Anna Maria, a canalfront
4bed/2bath 1336 sfla duplex built in 1965 on a 90x 110
lot, was sold 9/21/01, Gaal to Coppin, for $331,500.
Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate
broker, 778-1222, exclusively for The Islander. Copy-
right 2001.


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THE ISLANDER U OCT. 24, 2001 U PAGE 29


DINING ROOM table with four chairs. China cabinet
with dark wood finish. $600. 778-7535.
U.S. MINT SEALED BAGS of 100 Anthony dollars.
1979 and 1980 Philadelphia, Denver, San Fran-
cisco. $125 per bag. 792-4274.


ATTENTION ISLAND MUSICIANS! Guitarist wants
to meet other musicians interested in starting a
weekly jam. Rock, blues, folk, country, whatever.
Also, interested in song writing and recording.
Please reply to PO Box 1300, Anna Maria 34216.

OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE for psychotherapist.
Great location, reasonable rent. For more informa-
tion, call 953-8515.

FREE STONE: White pea-size pebble stone from
my yard. You haul. 778-8217.
WANTED TO BUY: Rolex/Omega watch at a fair
price. 741-8688 or (706) 234-0469.


ROSER THRIFT SHOP open Tuesday and Thurs-
day, 9:30am-2pm. Saturday, 9am-noon. Wednes-
day, 9am-11am, donations only. Always sales
racks. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 779-2733.
MOTEL CLEAR-OUT: Friday and Saturday, Oct. 20-
21, 9am-noon. Refrigerators, gas ranges, end tables,
bedroom furniture. 110 Oak Ave., Anna Maria.


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Gloria Schorpp Helen White Mary Ann Schmidt
SUPER DUPLEX
2BR/1.5BA Holmes Beach duplex. Immaculare!
Freshly painted, newer A/C and appliances, ceramic
tile, Berber carpeting, ceiling fans, screened porches,
large lor, elevated, short walk to beach. Grear rental.
$329,900.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX- PLUS
2BR/2BA, 2BR/1 BA plus 1 BR/1 BA guest quarters.
Freshly painted and beautifully landscaped. Double
lot, short walk to beach, restaurants and shops. Gen-
erates good income. $449,900.
PALMA SOLA BAYFRONT
3BR/4.5BA contemporary cedar home. Panoramic
ciew of Palma Sola Bay. More than 5,000 sq. ft. of
living area. Cathedral ceiling, elevator, loft, family
room, den, pool and spa, deck and boat dock.
$699,900.
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Near gorgeous beach. Large yard. $249,000.






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YARD AND CRAFT SALE: Saturday, Oct. 27, 9am-
5pm. Corner of 124 Street West and Cortez Road.
Sponsored by the ladies of Cortez Church of God.


LOST BLACK AND WHITE CAT. Male with white on
stomach and left side of his face. Missing from
Bradenton Beach since Oct. 2. Reward, 778-6978.


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.
ANIMAL LOVER? Foster, adopt or help transport
dachshunds for coast-to-coast dachshund rescue.
Call Shona at 941-761-2642 for information.
www.c2cdr.org.
FREE SHIH-TZU to a good home. Loving, 5 year old
male dog needs T.L.C. Owner's roommate has al-
lergies. (727) 570-2280.
THREE FREE KITTENS: One male, two females,
vet tested with shots. About 8 weeks old. Adorable,
smart. 778-7980.


1992 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE, 66,000 miles,
$5,500. Call Nick, 778-9212.


PRIVATE CHARTERS. Fishing, snorkeling,
sightseeing, Egmont Key. U.S.C.G. License. Cap-
tain Keith Barnett. 778-3526 or 730-0516.
BOAT/TRAILER STORAGE/DOCKAGE. Vacation
or long term. Private ramp, wash-down areas. Min-
utes to Intracoastal, Gulf, restaurants, bait. Captain
John's Marina. 792-2620. Bottom painting, rentals.


ISLAND SITTERS. We sit animals for $3/hour and
kids for $5/hour. Please call Sarah 778-7622, or
Merrily 778-0361.


BRADENTON BEACH CLUB sales office is seeking
individuals with personnel and communication skills:
computer and word processing capabilities are a
plus. Corner of 17th Street North on the bay side of
Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach, 778-5983.








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KEY ROYALE. Delightful 3BR/2BA home in pristine
condition. Enjoy the direct view down canal past pool
and 47 ft. dock and lift. Golf? Out the front door!
Entirely tiled, white ceramic except bedrooms.
Upgrades include windows, heat/AC, domed kitchen,
pool and spa, bath, security, storage. $599,000. For
information call Judy Duncan, Broker, 778-1589 eves.
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Holmes Beach. Pristine 3 bedroom, bathroom elevated
home. Over 3000 sqft under roof. Large living room and fam-
ily room. Covered 7 car garage. Private boat dock.$2500/mo.
Perico Bay Club.Renovated 2/2+loft townhouse. View on
mangroves. Tennis, pool and clubhouse.$1.500/mo includes
water, cableTV.Gated community.


Anna Maria 2BR/2BA home on the beach.$3,600
Holmes Beach 2BR/2BA home.on beach. $3,500/mo.
Holmes Beach 2BR/2BA home.on canal. $3,000/mo.
Holmes Beach Sandy Point.2BR/3BA+ Den Townhouse.
On bay. pool. $3,800/mo.
Bradenton Beach KWest 2BR/2BA. Next to the beach.
$3,800/mo.
Longboat Key 1BR/1BA. Villa. Pool. Tennis. Boat dock.
$1,800/mo.
Call Michel Cerene, Realtor, 941-778-0770.


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MAINTENANCE/HANDY man for motel in Bradenton
Beach. Approximately 20 hours per week. Plumbing,
electrical, painting, yard-maintenance. 778-3053.

DRIVERS: Island Transportation Inc. Fun job, good
money. Serious work ethic required. 779-2520.

MAINTENANCE ASSISTANT must be dependable and
responsible. Part-time 7am-noon, Monday through Fri-
day, rate of pay is $7/hour. Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center, a drug-free work place. Call Bill. 778-1586.

FULL-TIME PREP and line cook wanted with people/cus-
tomer skills for open kitchen. Maitre d'/server with fine din-
ing experience. Call Chef Damon at Ooh La La!, 778-5320.

CERTIFIED PEST CONTROL operator for local land-
scape maintenance company. Fax resume to 383-9620.
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world? Are
you interested in learning the history of Anna Maria
Island? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.


FOOD CONCESSION trailer. 10-foot Waymatic.
Three-serving windows with screens, microwave,
sink, hot water, three-flavor drink dispensers with ice
chests. Big money maker, $4,000. 761-3565.




One of the biggest names
in mortgages is right in
your own backyard.

W icn you choose C(hase you
are guaranteed by a variety
of products offered by one of the
nation's top mortgage lenders.
PIls, the knowledge of loan
officers like Ron Hayes who
are familiar with and dedicated
to your local community.
So, whatever your mortgage RON HAYES
needs fixed rate, adjustable rate, jumbo, govern-
ment, call Ron ca/ for a fiec consultation at
(941) 761-9808 (24 hours) or (800) 559-8025.

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

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

BATHROOM REMODELING. Water damaged dry-
wall, tiling, texturing, painting. Reliable, over 20 years
experience. Call Fred, 752-7758 or 545-6141, cell.

COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your com-
puter misbehaving? Certified computer service and
private lessons. Special $15 per hour- free advice.
545-7508.

SOS SERVICES. Full-service cleaning/organization
for your entire home. Professional, experienced, and
references. Free estimates. Call Sharon, 920-1992.

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

HURRICANE PROTECTION for your home. Choose
shutters or Glass Sentinel, a super-strength protec-
tive shield. Call ESP Island Shutters. Licensed, in-
sured, free estimates. Call 778-2840


2317 GULF DRIVE, BRADENTON BEACH
At only 150 feet from the Gulf beach, this Gulf view triplex is as
close to the beach as any prudent person should be. 712 sfla
1BR/1BA upstairs w/720 sq.ft. deck overlooking Gulf, 576 sfla
downstairs front 2BR/1BA apartment with 136 sq.ft. screen
room; 810 sfla 2BR/1 BA rear downstairs apartment. Parking for
six in rear via alley. $530,000.
Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, Fl 34216
Phone & Fax: (941) 778-1222
E-Mail: dougdowling@earthlink.net
www.dougdowling.com








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












k'EY WE9T-SYLE POOL HOHE!
This impeccable 4BR/2BA showplace is located one
short block to Anna Maria's finest walking beach! Built
to the highest of standards by Holmes Construction in
1998, this superlative family home offers a spacious
great room floor plan, complimented by 10 ft. textured
ceilings with crown moldings, recessed lighting and
fans, imported Italian tile floors, beautiful tiled fireplace
with wood mantle and a fully equipped gourmet kitchen
with pantry and expansive bi-level breakfast bar! The
wonderful master suite features a spacious sitting
room, walk-in closets and a sumptuous bath with over-
sized cultured marble shower and tub, plus his and
hers sinks. There is also a pull-down stairway leading
to a secluded rooftop deck with views of both the Gulf
and bay! The sparkling, fully fenced, free-form swim-
ming pool comes complete with an automatic vacuum
cleaning system and handy adjoining outdoor shower
and cabana area. Maintenance is a breeze with easy
care vinyl siding and shell landscaping. Make this ex-
quisite hideaway yours for only $645,000!
Visit our Web site at www.betsyhills.com


ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING for great results,
wash away mildew, dirt and salt. Thorough, reason-
able and reliable. Free estimates, licensed and in-
sured. 778-0944.

TODD LASOTA TILE and handyman service. Tile
work, painting, some electrical, appliance repair,
automotive, maintenance, odd jobs, miscellaneous
repairs. Call 383-5623.

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

HOUSE CLEANING. Reliable work, reasonable
rates. Call Monica at 704-4075.

CLEAN WINDOWS! Wouldn't that be nice? Local li-
cense, insured. Chris' Window Cleaning, 725-0399.

HOUSE CLEANING. Experienced, reliable, flexible
hours. References available. Call Cindy Mora, day or
evening; 792-8327 or 321-6191.

QUALITY, DEPENDABLE, GUARANTEED! Lawn
maintenance, including tree work, clean-ups, land-
scaping. Commercial/residential. Free estimates.
Call Midwest Mowing at 779-0939.

GILLIS AND GILLIS ENTERPRISES. Crushed,
washed shell. Topsoil, landscaping service. We in-
stall shell driveways. Serving Sarasota and keys
since 1978. Fully licensed and insured. 753-2954.







S $420,000-WOW! WHAT A VIEW!
Direct Gulffront, 2BR/2BA condo in
a well maintained complex. Slate floor
entry. Heated pool, carport, utility
area in unit. Close to everything.
'. ,. IB77433.
$225,000 LaLENAIRE ISLES.
Accessible by boat only, this bayfront,
acre+ lot on Jewfish Key in Sarasota
Bay will provide serene living. Great
bay view from one of 13 parcels on a 26-acre island.
Water, septic and electric at site. Community dock, sandy
beaches. IB77890.

1810 59th Street West, Bradenton
(941) 778-0766 (800) 778-8448
Visit our website at www.ArvidaRealty.com


WATERFRONT HOMES
2306 Canasta Drue ..... ................. 1.095,000
201 North Harbor Drive .... . ... ........ 899,000
615 Ivanhoe Lane ..... ......... NEW -729,000
619 Ivanhoe Lane ................. NEW ,629,000
722 Key Rovale Drive ........................ 569,000
122 Hammock Rd ............................. 405,000
ISLAND HOMES CONDOS & LOTS
Bradenton Beach Club ...... .... .....from .500,000
210 67th St................. ....... REDUCED! -5399.000
203 North Harbor ................................. .S439.000
Beachwalk Townhomes New Project .... tron S4-134,900
411 Spring Ave ..... ....... ...... NEW $380.000
2903 Gulf Drive............. .. ............... NEW 4369.000
30S 571h Street .......... ......... .... ........... .S369.000
4002 6th Ave ...... . ......... ... ......S389,000
501 70 Street.. ........ ........ NEW S329.000
710 North Shore lot......... ..... ............... S299.000
212 75th St.............. ...... ........ ... NEW S285.000
107B 73 Street.. ... ... ............ NEW 239.000
DUPLEXES
2500 Gulf Drive.......................... ............$825,000
308 57th St. .............................. .............S369.000
104 7th St. South .......................... EW S349.000
FOLIR-PLEXES
106 7th St. ............................................ $849,000
104 23rd Street North ........................... 599.999
MAINLAND
2418 90th St. NW ............................... S3,495.000
74 19 8th Ave. NW .................................. $229,900


GULFFRONT PROPERTY consists of large parcel,
two 100 x 200 Individual platted lots plus small triangle
piece on Gulf! Includes a charming frame cottage on
Gulf lot with concrete block duplex on second lot with
2BR/1BA first floor, 3BR/2BA second floor plus ga-
rage. Wonderful Gulf views and extremely private
location with direct Gulf access. Rediscover this
quaint Island area! Asking $1,750,000.

NEW REDUCED PRICES!
602 Gladiolus Street, Anna Maria ~ 3BR/2BA now
only $395,000
5506 55th Street, Holmes Beach ~ 2BR/1BA and
1 BH/1 BA now only $435,000
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references. 545-5510.
STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPING. Installations, clean-
ups, pruning, irrigation, trees, edging, rip-rap, mulch, rock,
patios, shell, seawall fill. Reliable and insured. 727-5066.

INTERNET SERVICES offered by Anna Maria Net
Inc. On the Internet since 1994. Hosting with free
shopping cart, plus much more. $20/month with
yearly contract. Local and nationwide exposure for
your business or rental. Call for details, 730-1608, or
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SHIRTS TO SHEETS IRONED. Serving the Island
for 15 years. Smoke-free environment. Pick-up and
delivery. Call Pressed for Time, 778-4192.
LICENSED C.N.A. available for in-home health care.
Not an agency. Flexible hours, reasonable rates.
Lynn, 753-4345.
RSM LAUNDRY and Ironing Service Inc. Professional
laundry and ironing service. Drop-off, or pick-up and
delivery available. Reasonable rates. 779-1028.

PHOTOGRAPHY. Fall specials! Professional wed-
ding day photos, and glamour or family portraits at
reasonable rates. Please call 704-7283, or 778-9436.
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OUR LISTINGS DON'T EXPIRE, WE SELL THEM!
RIVERFRONT 2BR/2BA condo. Boat dock.
clubhouse, elevator. $124,900.
PERICO SHORES LAKEFRONT
3BR/2BA quality home, room for pool. Furnished. $324,900.
COMMERCIAL
NORTH TRAIL 2.100 sq. ft. Five offices. $295.000.
WALGREENS Triple net, AAA, good CAP. $2.65 million.
SUPERMARKET Plus rental income and inventory. $3,150.000.
VACANT CONVENIENCE STORE Sarasota. $419.000.
STYLING SALON Eight stations, 35+ years. $39,000.
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ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If it
is broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior dis-
count. Call 778-2581 or 713-0676.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING and Lawn Maintenance.
Residential and commercial. Full-service lawn main-
tenance, clean-ups, tree trimming, hauling,
Xeriscape. Island resident. Excellent references.
778-5294.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.


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.


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3BR/2BA ISLAND HOME. Turnkey furnished
with a dock. All for only $285,000. Call Ed
Oliveira at 778-4800 or 705-4800.


KEY ROYALE Beautifully maintained 3BR/2BA
canal home with boat dock, new ceramic tile and
carpet steps to golf course. This one won't last
long at $469,900. Call Lynn Hostetler at 778-4800.


UNOBSTRUCTED GULF VIEW from this his-
toric beach cottage. 2BR/1 BA turnkey furnished
with deeded boat dock. $279,900. Call Jane
Grossman at 778-4800 or 778-4451.







COMPLETELY REMODELED canal home in
prestigious Key Royale. 31 R/2BA luxury, pool
with full cool deck. New appliances and A/C.
Large eat-in kitchen. Priced at $499,000. Call
Quentin Talbert at 778-4800 or 704-9680.


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on Bimini Bay. Serene tropical grandeur is displayed
throughout the grounds and interior of this striking
residence. Heated pool and 35 ft. dock with lift.
$1,430,000. Sandy Drapala, 749-5797 or Kathy
Marcinko, 713-1100.76167

WATERFRONT
CHARMING WATERFRONT HOME. 5,000 lb.
davits, 100 ft. seawall. Terrazzo and wood
floors, pristine locations, minutes to beaches,
shops and dining. $425,000. Debra Pitell, 355-
7528.210446
SOPHISTICATED ELEGANCE is evident
throughout this Palma Sola Bay front resi-
dence. Dramatic panoramic sunset view from
nearly every room. Sparkling pool and dock.
$2,250,000. Sandy Drapala, 749-5797 or Kathy
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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

MAINLAND
TOTALLY UPDATED HOME with new kitchen
and wood flooring. Large fenced backyard.
$99,900. Steve Georgie, 374-3632 or Chuck
West, 374-3211. 78414
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dining and the beaches. Ground floor.
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Addresses ending in even numbers (or A M): Tuesday.
Addresses ending in odd numbers (or N Z): Sunday.
irrigation not allowed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Irrigation with
treated waste water allowed any time.)
- Owners can wash their vehicles anytime as long as they use
a hand-held hose with a shut-olff nozzl. (Pull the car on the lawn
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SHELL DELIVERED and spread. $27/yard. Hauling:
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 or cell 809-3100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. In-house plan designs. State licensed
and insured. Many Island references. 778-2993.
Lic# CRC 035261.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. 35-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at
778-1730.
CHRISTIES PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction.
Free estimates, no overtime charges. Now certify-
ing 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.
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, exte-
rior, 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, re-
liable, 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. Remodeling,
repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths. Free
estimates. Lic#CGC061519, #CCC057977,
#PE0020374. Insured. Call 720-0794.

25 YEARS EXPERIENCE, highly skilled, depend-
able restoration/renovation expert, carpenter, fine
finishing 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.

B&D SEAMLESS aluminum gutters, 5 or 6 inch
available. Insured, free estimates. Dean Guth,
owner and operator, 729-0619.

TILE, CARPET, LAMINATE supplied and installed.
Why pay retail? Island resident, many references.
Free estimates, prompt service. Steve Allen Floor
Coverings. 383-5381, or 726-1802.

CARL V. JOHNSON JR. Contractor. Remodeling,
additions, new homes, design service. Free esti-
mates. Call 795-1947. Lic #RR-0066450.
MIKE McCALEB, ARCHITECT, P.A. 10-year Island
resident, 25 years experience. Remodels, new
homes, commercial. FEMA, DEP, waterfront. #AR-
0014004. 778-5560.


VACATION RENTALS: 2BR apartments across from
beautiful beach, $350/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.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB: Direct Gulf front 2BR/
2BA. Great fall rates! August-December 2001. Ask
about our Fall 2001 and May 2002 Golf Special.
Frank (716) 454-7434.

BEACH COTTAGE: 2BR/2BA. Close to Rod and Reel
Pier. Available October through December. 778-7253.


STEPS TO THE BEACH. 2BR/1BA with washer/
dryer, screened lanai. $800/monthly, utilities not in-
cluded. 778-1345.
2BR/1 BA DUPLEX with large screened lanai in Anna
Maria. Annual lease required, no pets. First, last and
security. 792-8817 leave message.
ANNUAL ONLY 2BR/1BA directly on Gulf in
Bradenton Beach. $1,000/month, assurity/security
required with contract. 792-2779.
ANNA MARIA PROPERTIES desperately needed!
Immediate waiting list for rental units, especially 3BR/
2BA. Call Tracy at Wedebrock Real Estate 778-6665.
AUTUMN SPECIAL 1BR/2BA, furnished, clean,
steps from beach, Anna Maria Island. Pets welcome.
$298/week; $998/month, plus tax. Call 778-1098.
HOLMES BEACH CANALFRONT home. 2BR/2BA
furnished home, garage, laundry, dock, many extras.
Available monthly/weekly. Open now through Dec.
31. Call for cost and details, (813) 286-9814.
BAYFRONT COTTAGES with docks. Turnkey,
beautiful views, breezy, quiet area. No pets/smoking.
Priced from $700/month, $350/week. 941-794-5980.
www.divefish.com.
ANNUAL RENTALS! 1BR and 2BR units available.
Prices range $625 to $850/month. Call Fran Maxon
Real Estate, 778-2307.
ANNA MARIA CANALFRONT home. Furnished, up-
graded through-out. 2BR/2BA, family room, sunset
terrace, dock, garage, laundry. Monthly or weekly.
(813) 991-5462. E-mail: Paradisekey@att.net.
PRISTINE UPSCALE beach rental. Available No-
vember through April. 3BR/2.5BA, sleeps eight maxi-
mum. Steps to beach, many extras. Non-smoking,
no pets. A piece of paradise you will never forget.
$1,000/week or $3,000/month. (813) 417-7744,
(813) 787-7734, or (813) 875-7744.
2BR CANAL HOME, 68 Street, Holmes Beach- So-
lar-heated screened pool, big room by canal, walk-
in shower, washer/dryer, etc. Very clean and nice.
Available January through April. Two-to three-month
rental possible. $2,600/month. (813) 645-0577.
BEAUTIFUL ITAILIAN VILLA: 4BR/4BA. Key
Royale, two-car garage, pool. $2,500/month. Every-
thing included. 729-0440.
HOLMES BEACH vacation or annual rental. One
block to beach. 3BR/2.5BA, family and living rooms,
screened lanai, sleeps ten guests. Furnished or un-
furnished. 778-7979.



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CANALFRONT HOME, beautifully furnished. 3BR/
2BA. Available now though January 2002, and again
April-December 2002. $1,750/month, plus utilities
and tax. Located at 524 75th St., Holmes Beach.
Days call 920-1558, or after 5pm 485-1373.
BRADENTON BEACH waterfront. 1BR and 2BR
apartments with balcony. Newly renovated, fully-fur-
nished. Very clean, private. Week, month, season,
or long-term. 778-4555.
2BR/2.5BA HOLMES BEACH duplex. Six-month
rental. Screened lanai, new carpet, two blocks to
beach. $800/month, plus deposit. 792-3417.
ANNA MARIA GULFVIEW apartment second floor,
2BR/1 BA, central air conditioning and heat. Avail-
able December through April. Seasonal rental, three
to four months preferred. 794-6933.
STEPS TO BEACH. 3BR/2BA home, two-car ga-
rage, fully furnished, washer/dryer, quiet neighbor-
hood, small pet considered, non-smoking. Pictures
available. (813) 684-2644.
FURNISHED BEDROOM/BATH. Share kitchen,
washer/dryer. One professional person only. Refer-
ences. Available Nov. 1. 778-4192.
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL, 2BR/2BA, new appli-
ances, including washer/dryer. Clean and updated,
ground-level. $850/month. Marina Pointe Realty
Co., 779-0732.
UNFURNISHED 1 BR/1 BA units on west side of Gulf
Drive. Near beach and both attractive. Choice of
Anna Maria or Holmes Beach location. $700/month
and $725/month, includes water. No pets, first, last,
security. Anna Maria Realty, 778-2259.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA. Large screened lanai, carport,
washer/dryer hookup. 404 79th St., Holmes Beach.
$900/month, plus utilities. First, last, security. 794-.
9990, or (703) 691-2526.
SEASONAL HOMES near beach. 2BR/1 BA, $900/
month; 2?BR/2BA, $1,600/month. Discounts avail-
able, (941) 721-4078, cell (941) 730-4078.
ANNA MARIA APARTMENT. 2BR/1 BA turnkey fur-
nished. $700/month. First, last, security. 778-3523.
-WATERFRONT 1 BR: $750/month, water and cable
included. -741 -aeeq
ANNUAL RENTALS: 2BR and 3BR homes. Call Is-
land Vacation Properties, 778-6849.
PERICO BAY CLUB: 2BR/2BA townhouse with loft
and one-car garage. $1,500/month includes water,
waste, cable. Also, community pool, tennis, club-
house. Smith Realtors, 778-0770.
BEACH HOUSE: 2BR apartment available across
from beach. Available Thursday, Nov. 8. $850/
month. 104 Seventh St. S., Bradenton Beach. Call
Russell, 378-4530 evenings, or 954-1718 days.
PANORAMIC BAYVIEW, ground-floor triplex, fully
furnished, new ceramic tile. 1BR and 2BR. Very
nice, quiet with beautiful view. Steps to Gulf.
Seasonal or possible annual. Non-smoking, no pets.
778-7107.


HOLMES BEACH 3BR/2BA elevated home over
3,000 square feet. Large living and family rooms,
covered garage, private dock. $2,500/month. Smith
Realtors, 778-0770.
BEAUTIFUL TROPICAL 3BR/2BA home, one block
from north Bean Point Beach. Off-season dis-
counted rate $500/week. 779 Jacaranda Rd., Anna
Maria. Call owner, 761-9808.
SEASONAL SPACIOUS 1BR/1BA. Beautiful with
new paint, carpet, furnished. Steps to beach. $1,600
to $1,800/month. Gulf-Bay Realty, 778-7244.
PERICO BAY CLUB. Available soon. 2BR/2BA with
garage. Wedebrock Real Estate, 778-6665.
ANNUAL LARGE 2BR/2BA. New paint, carpet, tile,
deck. Steps to beach. $950/month. Gulf-Bay Realty,
778-7244.
EXCEPTIONALLY NICE 2BR/2.5BA unfurnished
home. 501 67th St., Holmes Beach. (Drive by.)
ROOM AND BATH in Holmes Beach, seasonal. Use
of kitchen, laundry. Utilities included. One block to
Gulf. $140/week or $525/month. 778-4192.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1 BA annual. Steps to beach,
spacious deck, laundry, covered parking. $725/
month, plus utilities. 779-9470.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA upstairs duplex with porch.
Good area, clean, modern, dishwasher, private
parking. Block to beach. $710/month. Cell 410-
4466, or 924-5199.
2BR/1BA COTTAGE-style duplex. Updated kitchen,
washer/dryer privileges, yard. Annual $750/month,
plus $400 deposit. 778-2991.


LONGBOAT KEY CANALFRONT 3BR/1BA home.
100-by-75-foot lot, easy bay access. One-year war-
ranty includes roof. Priced below appraisal at
$299,000. Call Rich Bohnenberger Realty, 778-0355.
LONG BOAT KEY single-family lots. Nine-home subdivi-
sion on 6.53-acres with only five lots remaining. Boat
docks, community pool, neat beach access. Priced from
$230,000. Smith Realtors. Call Carol Williams, broker, or
Clarke Williams, Realtor, for details, 744-0700 evenings.
WATERFRONT TRIPLEX. 502 South Bay Drive,
Bradenton Beach. All kinds of possibilities.
$455,000, 741-8688.
PERICO BAY CLUB CONDO. 2BR/2BA ground floor,
with bay-view, 1,488 square footage. Recently up-
graded kitchen, tile floors, enclosed lanai, large living
and dining rooms, detached garage. $229,500. For
sale by owner. Call for appointment, 794-6446.
BAYFRONT CONDO 2BR/2BA with gorgeous
views, just steps to Gulf. Turnkey furnished, new tile,
paint, blinds. Elevator, heated pool. Unit and com-
plex in great shape. Easy to see. $254,900. Yvonne
Higgins at Wagner Realty, 720-3879.
CANALFRONT AND POOL. Elevated 2BR/2BA
home with lots of storage. Very nicely turnkey fur-
nished. Private setting. $379,000. Yvonne Higgins
at Wagner Realty, 720-3879.


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REAL ESTATE Continued _, REAL ESTATE Continued I REAL ESTATE Continued


THREE PROPERTIES by owner: 2BR/2BA Gulffront
condo, prerenovation cost was $340,000. 2BR/2BA
bayfront condo, prerenovation cost was $210,000.
Holmes Beach lot, west of Gulf Drive, $139,000. 778-
4523 or (800) 977-0803.

GULFVIEW CONDO at Martinique South. 2BR/2BA.
Move-in condition, immediate occupancy. 795-7128.

SPACIOUS 3BR/2BA home. Large screened porch,
bay-view, upgrades, two years young. $415,000. Call
for appointment, 778-2960.


HOME AND IN-LAW QUARTERS. Quiet location.
Walk to beach, shops, banks. Sunny rooms, new tile
throughout, fireplace. Easy to see. Great vacation
getaway or year-round home, $259,900. Yvonne
Higgins at Wagner Realty, 720-3879.

PERICO ISLE Three years young. 3BR/2BA, beau-
tifully maintained. Wood floors, central air condition-
ing, skylights, glass-enclosed lanai. Pool, clubhouse,
lawn care and five minutes to the beach. Available
Oct. 26. $258,900, call 794-6756.


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KEY ROYALE VILLA on an estate-size lot. Pool,
gazebo. Comfortable 4BR/4BA home. Sale or lease
purchase, $449,000. Towne and Shore Realty, 383-
3840 or 302-3840.

LONGBOAT KEY Gulffront condo. 2BR/2BA split
design. Turnkey furnished, sandy beach, pool, on-
site management. Only $419,000. Towne and Shore
Realty, 383-3840 or 302-3840.

KEY ROYALE. Very spacious 2BR/2BA with two-car
garage. 2,886-square feet of enclosed space. New
Carrier air conditioning, new roof. Home well cared
for by owner/resident. Deeded boat slip with electric
lift. Great area for boating, walking, biking. $359,000.
Yvonne Higgins at Wagner Realty, 720-3879.


YOUR HOMETOWN REALTOR SINCE 1939


WARNED DEALTY
Email: wagnerfl@gte.net www.wagnerrealty.com


KEY ROYALE. Enjoy the good life in this
extra spacious 2BR/2BA and two-car garage
with 2,886 sq.ft. Excellent condition with new
Carrier AC, new roof. Big lot, circle drive, nice
landscaping, fruit bearing trees. Deeded slip
with boatlift. $359,000. Yvonne Higgins,
778-2246 or 720-3879.


SUMMER SANDS CONDO Fabulous direct
bayfront 2BR/2.5BA with heated pool, spa,
secured lot by elevator. Covered parking and
resident manager. Gulf to bay complex being
extensively renovated. Offered at $294,500.
Dave Moynihan 778-2246 or 778-7976 eves.



GULF VIEW DUPLEX Spacious 3BR/2BA
turnkey furnished units with large covered
porches, views of the Gulf, garage parking,
short walk to beach. Offered at $495,000.
Call Dave Moynihan or Jerry Martinek,
778-2246.


WATERFRONT LOT! Build your dream home on this fabulous large lot overlooking the
Intracoastal Waterway. It's 96 by 220 ft. deep and had Riparian rights for dock on deep
water! Reduced to $450,000. Call Anne Miller at 778-2246 or 792-6475 evenings.

2217 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, Florida 34217

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SUNBOW BAY. Seldom offered Island townhouse
with covered garage, three full baths, cathedral
ceilings, skylights and custom tiled floors.
$349,500. MLS#78313. Jan Schmidt, 778-2261.


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appliances, tile, electrical, plumbing, carpet, cabinets,
closets and landscaping. Deeded boat dock included!
$325,000. MLS#77351. Doug Newcomer, 778-2261.


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such as shopping, restaurants, library and a few blocks to
beach. Garage on each side. Recently been refurbished.
$287,000. MLS#77285. Rose Schnoerr, 778-2261.


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Watch the dolphins play from this 2BR/2BA ground level bayfront home.
Expansive bay views. Tucked away on a quiet street in Holmes Beach.
Plenty of room for expansion. Unlimited potential. $395,000.


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