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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
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Creator: Islander
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Creation Date: November 7, 2001

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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Manatee -- Anna Maria
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Skiimin)g the news ... Ann ia Maria Isla(nd map in this edition, page 16.


Islander


"The Best News on Anna Maria Island"


Chappie mayor;

Arnold, Benjamin

commissioners
By Paul Roat
A phenomenal turnout of Bradenton Beach voters
has elected a new mayor, re-elected an incumbent com-
missioner and placed a political newcomer on the city
commission.
Vice Mayor John Chappie has ousted
incumbent Mayor Gail Cole for the top
,. spot in the city. Chappie received 224
S'.' votes to Cole's 191.
For Ward 1, the northern area of the city,
A incumbent Commissioner Bill Arnold will
Chappie return for another two-year term, ousting
r .-w challenger Harry Brown 218 to 165.
S -5 In Ward 3 an open seat due to Corn-
1 missioner Berneitta Kays decision not to
seek a third term in office Ross Ben-
jamin defeated Connie Drescher, a former
commissioner and mayor, 210 to 184.
Armold A total of 416 people cast votes in
Tuesday's election, representing almost 43
percent of the city's 970 registered voters.
"I want to thank everybody," Chappie
.- said after the vote tally. "The campaign
was fun, and I really enjoyed it."
"The voters have spoken," Cole said.
Be-a *in "Everything comes to an end, and every-
thing has a beginning."
"I'm ecstatic," Arnold said. "I'm surprised with the
results, since I'd didn't campaign, did no real advertis-
ing, had no brochures. I'm grateful for all the people
who voted for me."
"I want to congratulate the winners and wish them
the best," Brown said.
"Our target was to get 400 people out to vote.
We went door to door twice and we did it,"
Benjamin said.
"I'm disappointed that I lost, but I'm thrilled and
excited that we have John Chappie as mayor," Drescher
said. "That makes me happy."
Winning without challenge is Ward 4's Commis-
sioner-elect Mollie Sandberg.
The swearing in is tentatively set for 6:30 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 19.


ISLANDER


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Volume 9, no. 52, Nov. 7, 2001 FREE


They're off and running, walking!
The Anna Maria Island Run 2001 had a great start, with a 5K race (top) and a one-mile fun walk (bottom).
Results and more photos inside.... Islander Photos: J.L. Robertson
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Cell tower change gets bell


rung by angry crowd


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
How long did it take Anna Maria city commission-
ers last Thursday to decide not to make any amend-
ments to their cellular communications ordinance?'
About as long as it took 80 angry residents to clock
Roser Memorial Community Church's bell for two
hours and blister commissioners with a "ringing" attack
on any cell tower in the city. There was even a blister-
ing attack on city commissioners.
Actually, it probably took about 10 seconds into
public debate time at the special commission session on
Nov. I for commissioners to figure out the public mood
- and it wasn't the happy chimes of a church tower or
cell phone ringing.


In the end, commissioners decided to adopt the
Boy Scout motto and "Be prepared."
A search is now under way for qualified consult-
ants and/or legal counsel with a proven track record
of writ-ing cell tower ordinances that comply with
Federal Communications Commission regulations,
but that also allow cities leeway in dealing with cell
tower applicants.
But even that may not be enough to stop cell tow-
ers in Anna Maria. As was brought out at the ri,.. l- .-.
federal law requires cities to allow cell towers as long
as companies prove a need. Cell towers are coming
whether Anna Maria likes it or not, an attorney repre-
PLEASE SEE CELL TOWER, PAGE 4


.Iappeningg

Trip to France?
Why bother with the trip? The Artists Guild
of Anna Maria Island gallery is sponsoring a
"Tour de France" sidewalk art sale and
"boulangerie" bake sale Saturday, Nov. 10.
The event will be along the sidewalk in the
Island Shopping Center, 5414 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Exhibits
will be displayed and sold by members of the
guild.
Croissants and coffee, espresso. cappuccino,
and a full array of French fare will be served at
the nearby Ooh la la! European bistro.
Further information may be obtained by call-
ing 778-6694.


Anna Maria



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PAGE 2 M NOV. 7. 2001 U TIlE ISLANI)ERI


Skoloda tape investigation sent to state attorney


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
A complaint filed against Anna Maria Vice Mayor
Tom Skoloda with the Manatee County Sheriff's Of-
fice has been assigned to Assistant State Attorney
Peggy Ballweg.
The sheriff's office turned over a capias request to
the state attorney's office last week with recommenda-
tions, according to sheriff spokesman Dave Bristow.
He declined to specify the nature of the recommen-
dations, although he did say "The state attorney's of-
fice can do one of three things: they can not file
charges, file with our recommendations, or go with
other charges."
The incident involved the removal from city hall of
an official tape recording of the city commission meet-




Anna Maria



election gets



under way

As the Bradenton Beach City Commission election
becomes history, the ballot season in Anna Maria gets
under way.
The city election will include the mayor's seat and
that of two commissioners.
The seats of Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh, Vice
Mayor Toni Skoloda and Commissioner Jay Hill are up
for election in the Feb. 12 election.
At least one candidate has declared intentions to
seek the mayor's seat. SueLynn has announced she will
seek the two-year term.
Deffenbaugh said he hasn't decided yet whether or
not he will run this time.
The qualifying period for the Feb. 12 election runs
from noon Dec. I I until noon Dec. 21. Candidates in-
terested in running for office can pick up qualifying
packets at Anna Maria City Hall.
City Clerk Alice Baird said potential candidates
should call her for a date when the packets will be
available. She has not yet received the packets from the
Manatee County Supervisor of Elections, but expects
to within the next week of so.
Anna Maria residents who need to register or pro-
vide a change of address or registration have until Jan..
15 at 5 p.m. to do so if they want to vote in the city
election.
You can register to vote at the Manatee County
Supervisor of Elections Office, 305 15th St. W.,
Bradenton,. or registration forms are available at city
hall, the post office or at The Islander office. 5404
Marina Drive. Holmes Beach.


ing of Sept. 20 by the vice mayor, over objections from
the city clerk. Skoloda removed the tape from the of-
fice of the deputy clerk after hours onil Sept. 21.
Deputy Clerk Diane Percycoe said Skoloda
called her at home that evening and asked her to
come to city hall to make a copy of the tape.
Percycoe then called City Clerk Alice Baird for di-
rection. Baird in turn called Mayor Gary
Deffenbaugh, who refused to authorize the overtime
that would have to be paid to Percycoe to copy the
tape Friday night. He also declined to authorize the
opening of city hall after hours.
Percycoe informed Skoloda she would make a
copy of the tape for him Monday morning.
Later that evening, she became increasingly con-
cerned about the tape's security and decided it should


be locked in the safe. She called the mayor and asked
him to meet her at city hall.
When Percycoe and Deffenbaugh arrived at city
hall at about 8:30 p.m., the tape was gone.
While they waited for a sheriff's deputy to report
the tape missing, according to Deffenbaugh, Skoloda
walked into the office with the tape in hand, saying he
had not altered it in any way.
Baird swore out a formal complaint based on the
state statutes dealing with public records. According to
the city's charter, she is the custodian of the official city
records.
Manatee County Sheriff's Sgt. Ed Norris subse-
quently seized the tape Sept. 25.
Ballweg's office is expecting to receive the file on
the case sometime this week.


Dancing for dollars
Taking to the dance floorr at the Moon Over Perico benefit (are Janie Robertson and Josie Melcher, both of
Bradenton, Arlene Thompson and Bob Phillipoff1 both oft/ie Perico Bay Club, aind Bob and Diane Haward of
Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: J.L. Robertson

Holmes Beach appoints charter review committee


The Holmes Beach City commission appointed
five members to an ad-hoc committee to review the
city's charter.
Don Schroder, Joan Perry, Arthur Heath, Bob
Fitro and Don Knode have been selected by the com-
mission to review the city's charter and make recom-
mendations for commission approval.
Perry asked that the commission consider granting
the committee the same status as a charter review com-
mission because, as an ad hoc committee, city com-
missioners will have more leeway in adopting its rec-


ommniendations.
"The process becomes different." said Perry. "It's
no longer a citizen-driven process."
City Attorney Pat Petruff, however, advised the
commission that she did not believe it had the author-
ity to do anything more than appoint an ad hoc com-
mittee, considering members of a charter commission
would have to appear on an election ballot and be
selected by registered voters.
The committee will hold its first meeting at 8:30
a.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at city hall.


Holmes Beach drops hammer on code violators


By Rick Catlin
islander Reporter
Saying it was "time to use a hard hammer." the
Holmes Beach Code Enforcement Board last week
voted unIanimnously to fine the owners of the Holmes
Beach Marina for failing to satisfy a litany of code vio-
lations.
The board voted to impose a fine of $250 for each
of the first three days that the list of violations is not
corrected. then $150 per day thereafter until all work
is completed. The board said the fine reduction to $150
was because they did not want to be too harsh on the
offenders.
Notice of the fines will be sent to Briani
Quartermain of Moreland Marine International, doing
business as Holmes Beach Marina, 202 52nd St. N.
Donald Schroder of the board said the problem
with Hoiies Beach Marina code violations has been
ongoing for two or three years," and "they have been
here before."
The hammer fell after the expiration on Oct. 23 of
a 60-day notice by the city to correct code violations
and after an attorney for the marina had promised the


board that "matters would be taken care of," said Chair-
man Charles Stealey.
Code Enforcement Officer Walter Wunderlich said
the marina was sent a notice Oct. 25 that it was in vio-
lation of the 60-day notice.
Members of the board said they took the harsh ac-
tion somewhat reluctantly, but it was time to enforce
city codes properly.
Neither Quartermain or representatives of the ma-
rina attended the Oct. 25 meeting.
In other matters, the board heard of alleged code
violations by Joseph, Richard and Robert Spain at 3 11
A-B 63rd St.
The violations were for a boat and trailer and a
commercial trailer stored at the property in violation of
the city code. Wunderlich said city code requires
boats and trailers to have current registration and they
can only be stored at the property either in a garage, on
the driveway, or on the side of the house. The vehicles
in question are being kept at the front of the premises
on the grass.
Inspection of the premises first began on Sept. 19,
said Wunderlich, and some earlier violations have been


corrected. A Volkswagen and a Dodge van at (lhe pre-
mises have no\w been removed.
Wunderlich said he had infornied the owners of the
city and Florida laws regarding vehicle registration and
storage, and they had promised to produce suitable reg-
istrations and store the vehicles properly. That has not
been done and the time limit has expired, he said.
The board voted to give the Spains 72 hours upon
receipt of the notice to correct the violations or be fined
$25 per day flor the first 30 days and $50 per day there-
after until all deficiencies are corrected.
The city may also take other action after 30 days,
including removal of the vehicles, the board noted.
There was also a discussion of real estate signs,
particularly those advertising open house.
Wunderlich reminded all real estate agents doing
business in Holmes Beach that signs are never allowed
on the city right of way, even those advertising an open
house. If the problem persists, the board might consider
having police remove the offending signs and require
that the owners pay a fine to get them hack.
The next meeting of the board was scheduled for
Thursday. Nov. 29, to a<\oid conflict with Thanksgiving.





THE ISLANDER M NOV. 7, 2001 M PAGE 3


Vet memorial project manager quits Meetings


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Bradenton Beach resident Jim Kissick, the deco-
rated World War II veteran who headed up the project
to place a veterans' flagpole on Leffis Key, has re-
signed as project manager.
His resignation came after the Manatee County
Commission rejected the original Leffis Key site he
proposed on the highest piece of ground there because
of complaints by the Audubon Society that the flag and
memorial could be disruptive to wildlife in the area.
The county commission accepted an alternate -site
about 150 yards south of the original location and
closer to Gulf Drive.
Although the commission promised funding and
improvements for the new memorial location. Kissick
said that wasn't good enough. "Now, it's no longer a
veterans' site, but will be an aggrandizement for the
county commission. The new site is totally useless," he
claimed. "The first site was perfect, a serene location."


He said in the 14 months he has been working on
the project, no one complained until a woman from the
Audobon Society spoke against the flag at a county
commissioner's meeting. "The Audobon Society sabo-
taged us," he said.
Kissick said the future of the project is now up to
the county and whatever role the Manatee County Vet-
erans Council may have. "I am no longer involved," he
said. Assistant project manager Bob DeVane of
Bradenton Beach has also resigned, Kissick said.
Other veterans who were involved in the project,
including Bradenton Beach Mayor Gall Cole, had said
previously that if the choice the county was giving
them was between the alternate site or no veterans'
memorial, they reluctantly had to choose the second lo-
cation.
According to Manatee County Administrator Ernie
Padgett, the new veterans' site will cost about $50,000
and include parking, lights and a small memorial
plaque and, oh yeah, a flagpole.


Condo project OK'd in Bradenton Beach


By Paul Roat
With little comment, Bradenton Beach city com-
missioners approved an eight-unit condominium
project that will replace the Beach Barn at Gulf Drive
and Bridge Street.
The Sand Castle is being developed by Jeff and
Pam Wilson. The Wilsons have a contract pending to
buy the property at 200 Gulf Drive S. from Beach Barn
owners Richard.J. and Judith Hickey.
The Sahd Ciastie project will have two levels over
parking oni.45 -AciC, of land. Building Official Bob
Welch said lot coverage is 38 percent; 40 percent is
permitted Seihtdck .11'' met on all sides of the project,
and the1l o.,- si p1, .n Welch requested was for land-
scaping at the beach-end of Bridge Street in lieu of
some on-site landscaping.
The project is seaward of the Coastal Construction
Control Line. Welch added, and therefore state ap-
proval must be given before the project can begin.


Emily Anne Smith, with the design firm Eatman &
Smith and agent for the Wilsons, said state approval
was expected "any day."
Smith said the project was designed to reflect the
look of the former casino that was nearby in the 1920s.
"We're trying to take the elements of the old casino that
was on the Gulf nearby and bring them to the Sand
Castle. We hope it will be a nice addition to the street."
Barbara Rodocker, developer of the BridgeWalk
mixed-use project northeast of the Sand Castle, was
supportive of the condo project. "To stop redevelop-
ment would cause all the city's past efforts to be for
naught," she said, adding that "this plan asks for noth-
ing but to enhance the city."
Resident Anna O'Brien was less than enthusiastic
about the project. "I don't see anything quaint about it,"
she said.
City commissioners unanimously approved the
project with the landscape stipulations.


Anna Maria City
Nov. 8, 7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda: con-
sent agenda, beach renourishment issue presentation,
inspection services for building department discussion,
discussion on parenting leave issues, discussion on
Swiftmud application and request for proposals for en-
gineer on drainage, trolley discussion, discussion on
disciplinary options against elected officials and pub-
lic comment.
Nov. 12, 6:30 p.m., Environmental Education and En-
hancement Committee meeting.
Nov. 13, 6:30 p.m., code enforcement board meeting.
Nov. 15, 5:30 p.m., trolley committee meeting.
Nov. 15, 7 p.m., special city commission meeting on
charter review.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
Nov. 8, 6:30 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting
on Old Bridge Village project, Bay Drive South.
Nov. 13, 1 p.m., scenic highway committee meeting.
Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m., board of adjustment meeting.
Nov. 15, 1 p.m., city commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
Nov. 7, 7 p.m., parks and beautification committee
meeting.
Nov. 13, 7 p.m., city commission meeting followed by
city commission work session.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Holiday Closures
City halls in Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach and
Holmes Beach will be closed Monday, Nov. 12, in
observance of Veterans Day. Longboat Key Town Hall
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Cell tower debated in Anna Maria
CONTINUED FROM PAGE I
senting a cell tower company said at the meeting.
The trick is for the cell tower company to "show
a need" and that apparently is where city commission-
ers have drawn a line in the sand. "Show us your need,
but we're gonna fight you every inch of the way,"
could well be the battle cry from this meeting.
Legal counsel may also be needed in the event of a
lawsuit against the city for its current cellular communi-
cations ordinance. (Sound familiar, Holmes Beach?)
In fact, no company has yet submitted an applica-
tion for a cell tower and there is no pending lawsuit
against the city.
Vice Mayor Tom Skoloda opened the meeting
by reminding everyone that the meeting was only a
"workshop" to discuss possible amendments to the
ordinance, something more than a few people didn't
seem to understand.
It was evident some residents thought the commis-
sion was there to vote in the changes to allow construc-
tion of a cell tower at Roser to proceed. And more than
a few people at the meeting believed the city could just
say "no" to any cell tower proposal.

The legal side
City Attorney Jim Dye outlined three primary is-
sues of concern for commissioners regarding the present
cell tower ordinance: the separation distance between
any two cell towers currently one mile the cur-
rent setback for a cell tower and the collapse zone sur-
rounding any cell tower.
Responding to a question from Skoloda. Dye took
pains to point out that the current ordinance, in his
opinion, is "presumed valid."
However, he added, because Anna Maria is com-
posed of small land parcels, a cell tower company
might have difficulty in meeting the setback and height
requirements currently in the ordinance. If that's the
case, the current cell tower ordinance "could be in con-
flict with federal regulations."
Don't forget that local governments have the author-
ity to locate a cell tower, but the local ordinance cannot
prohibit a tower, he said. No one has ever said the ordi-
nance is wrong or challenged it in court, he noted. The


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proposed changes would just ensure the city has a say in
how and where a cell tower is located, he said.
But Skoloda responded that he didn't "understand
the need to change" if the current ordinance poses
"might or could be" situations with a potential appli-
cant for a cell tower. That brought a round of applause
from the audience.
Commissioner John Michaels pointed out that
there appears to be a lot of misunderstanding and con-
fusion over the reason for the special meeting. No corn-
pany has submitted an application for a permit to build
a cell tower in Anna Maria, he reiterated.
A company called Tech Tower did, however, ap-
proach the city in August and stated they would like to
build a cell tower on city property. Dye informed the
commission at that time that there might be some dif-
ficulties with the current ordinance and commissioners
directed Dye to come up with proposals for potential
changes, said Michaels.
In September, said Michaels, another company
wrote the city stating their desire to build a cell tower
in Anna Maria.
During this period, he said, Tech Tower approached
Roser Church and signed a contract with it to build a cell
tower. The city received notice of this contract, subject to
city approval for a permit, Oct. I 1.
"So here's where we are," said Michaels. "This
commission has made no decision. That's why we are
here," to get public input.
"I'm beginning to wonder if we need to even
change the ordinance," said Skoloda, drawing ap-
plause. He pointed out that the current height restric-
tion on a cell tower is about 45 feet and "there is really
no need to change that." Tech Tower has proposed a
120-foot-high cell tower on top of the steeple at Roser
Church, but they have not yet submitted a formal ap-
plication to the city.
Dye explained that if a cell tower can be built that
conforms to the current ordinance, then it goes through
the normal permitting process. If, however, that cell
tower company can demonstrate a need to build above
the current 37-foot height restriction, then "it has to go
through a special permitting process."
At this point, Commissioner Jay Hill said it seems
there is a "rush" to provide something for the profiteers
rather than "looking at what is good for the commu-


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nity." He suggested that the city conduct a study on cell
tower probabilities.
"We have a valid ordinance and we must assume
it's valid. Until someone comes along and says it isn't,
let's leave it," Hill said.
Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh agreed, calling for more
information and input, saying maybe Anna Maria's cell
tower needs can be served without a 120-foot tower.
"We are a long way from putting an antenna on a
piece of property," he emphasized to the audience.
So far, so good. Everyone seemed pretty civil at
this point.

Public comments
Then came the public input portion of the meeting
and it's possible just a few people in the audience never
heard of Emily Post.
Anna Maria resident Robert Sexton equated the
cell tower issue to a high-rise condo or hotel such as
Hilton or Hyatt wanting to build in Anna Maria. "Do
you invite them to come, too?" he asked. "This is about
preserving a special place. When these companies
come, we have to say no, we're not interested. Tell
them to go away," said an upset Sexton.
A more sedate, but also upset Michaels responded
that Sexton had written a letter to an Island publication
in which he accused Anna Maria elected officials of
corruption.
"You accused us of corruption," said an indignant
Michaels. "You can accuse me of not doing my job
properly, but don't ever accuse me of doing anything
illegal." He said Sexton should choose his words "more
carefully" the next time.
Sexton replied that he had not mentioned anyone
by name, but did admit saying "election officials" in
Anna Maria. Michaels observed there were only five
elected officials in Anna Maria to which Sexton
replied,"all five of you should have said no."
Sexton later in the meeting apologized for his re-
marks, but said there is a "strange odor" to the cell
tower issue thus far.
While the idea of "just say no" seemed to sit well
with a number of people in the audience, the mayor
pointed out that "just saying no" is not the way it works
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in a democracy. You can't just run people out of city
hall, he said.
"Anyone has the right," to make a presentation to
the commission, he said. There is such a thing as "due
process." Making a presentation doesn't mean the city
has to accept the proposal and "it doesn't mean that if
they request something, we have to give it to them,"
Deffenbaugh said. "We treat everyone courteously." If
someone came in with a hotel proposal. they would be
treated with decency and fairness, but they still have to
go through city procedures.
"We are not doing anything wrong by allowing them
in the door because everyone has that right. The due pro-
cess includes holding a public meeting to discuss with the
public if any changes are needed and that's why we had
this meeting," Deffenbaugh said later.
Carolyn Delbaree said, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."
She said she understood that Tech Tower approached the
city attorney. Skoloda said no, they came to the commis-
sion. She wondered how it got to the point of proposing
an amended ordinance. Did someone tell the city attorney
to draft an amended ordinance?
Commissioner Linda Cramer said that the commis-
sion in August directed the city attorney to "look fur-
ther at the issue."
Mayor Deffenbaugh said that as part of his duties
he had directed the city attorney to clarify certain ar-
eas and draw up possible changes if something in the
ordinance seemed to be wrong. "It was not that we
were going to enact anything," he said.
Hill said that was the duty of the mayor and the
city attorney while Delbaree wondered why the city
had its attorney "wasting time."
Roser Church member Lucy Larzelere said she
owned the historic house adjacent to the church and
that church members are just now becoming aware of
what is happening. She said she is representing them at
the meeting. Many were never informed about the con-
tract with Tech Tower, she said.
Jamie Walstad, who along with Jane Auerbach is
spearheading a citizen protest against the Roser Church
cell tower, said Tech Tower wants the one-mile sepa-
ration clause in the ordinance eliminated so it will have
five designated cell tower locations in Anna Maria.
Dye had said there was an ambiguity in the current
ordinance over the one-mile separation between cell
towers. A proposed amendment would have a company
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The Anna Maria committee preparing a list of
potential consultants with regard to the city's cell
tower ordinance is also looking for public input.
Jane Auerbach, who was asked by the city com-
mission to head the consultant search, said she and
committee member Jamie Walstad would like to
hear from the public if they have any information on
cellular communications consultants and/or attor-
neys with a track record of assisting municipalities
to deal with unwanted cell tower construction.
Persons with information may leave that at
the city hall or e-mail: janeofami@aol.com or to
jwalstad@tampabay.rr.com.
Auerbach said she has already found several
companies successful in assisting cities against
cell tower companies, with Kreines and Kreines
of Tiburon, Calif., apparently heading the list. The
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each other.
Randall Stover said that while he favors having a
cell phone for himself, he wondered what is the tower
for. He said the city should say "no thank you" to any
proposal for a cell tower. He said if a tower is neces-
sary, it should be on city property and the city should
make money.

From the cell tower corner
Daniel in the lions den came next. Rather, attor-
ney Laura Belflower spoke on behalf of Tech Tower.
"I can tell you without any hesitation that your ordi-
nance is the most restrictive ordinance..."
Her statement brought resounding applause from
the audience.
Belflower said an ordinance "has to work for the
city. It has to function. When you take an ordinance
that is just a template ... you can run into trouble."
She said Tech Tower had not asked for any
changes, but noted that Holmes Beach had a lawsuit
over its cell tower ordinance which it eventually
lost.
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opponents about the service area for the proposed
tower being Tampa and the Sunshine Skyway Bridge
are "ridiculous."
Commissioner Hill interrupted to admonish
Belflower not to make personal attacks.
She said she didn't think the city wants to take the
position of a one-mile separation between cell towers
because it is restrictive. She also claimed the current
37-foot height restriction won't work because the city
would then need 60 or 70 40-foot towers for cellular
communications to work effectively.
"If you do prohibit the Roser Church facility, you
will be in trouble with federal law and the FCC and I
don't think the city wants to do that, but it is a reality
that [cellular services] will be here one way or the
other," she said.
That brought boos from the gallery.

Back to the commission corner
At the end of public discussion, commissioners
were divided on the next course of action. Approving
any amendments to the current cell tower ordinance
was not one of them, even though Dye said that under
the present ordinance an ambiguity exists and an
amendment could change that quickly.
Michaels said Roser Church had put the city "in
this position" by signing a contract before the city had
studied the issue. He said the city needs outside help
regarding the present cell tower ordinance and in the
event of any lawsuit.
Deffenbaugh and Cramer agreed in principle, al-
though there was an indication that counsel should be
hired immediately.
Hill said now is not the time to spend city money
on consultants, but to have someone research legal rep-
resentatives who are proven "winners" for cities
against cell tower companies and federal regulations.
The top firms specializing in this area would almost
certainly make a presentation to the city at no charge,
he indicated.
Following discussion, the other commissioners
agreed to "start a search now to find consultants and
have them ready if we need them."
Deffenbaugh said he would put discussion of po-
tential consultants on the cell tower issue as an agenda
item for the Nov. 20 meeting and Auerbach promised
to have the information to Dye by that time.
Following the meeting, Belflower said Tech Tower
would take no action at this time, but would adopt a
"wait-and-see" attitude toward the construction of a
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Opinion


Pushing up daisies
From opposite ends of the spectrum come prob-
lems that can only be addressed by the future ... drain-
age and overdevelopment.
It may get a lookover after the election in
Bradenton Beach, or at least it was promised by the
campaigners.
New condominium projects are overwhelming the
quaint atmosphere so coveted in that southern city -
and so deserved, following years of decline that were
supplanted beginning in the early 1990s by a nearly
citywide rejuvenation.
Now, it appears even some improved, historic cot-
tages will be replaced with double-density condomini-
ums. The Beach Barn, too, on the beachfront next to the
roundabout, where traffic snarls in confusion already.
Of course, the same is true in Holmes Beach,
where Marina Bay restaurant is being prepped for Tide-
mark Lodge, 40 condo/hotel rooms and a restaurant/
lodge on less than 2.5 acres.
Anna Maria City residents saw the former Fast
Eddie's replaced with a shopping center and new post
office, situated on a "dime," with an expensive drain-
age project at city expense to boot.
Which brings up the "D" word: drainage. Holmes
Beach Commissioner Pay Geyer once suggested that
the only way to improve drainage on Anna Maria was
to "jack up the whole Island."
We agree, pert near. We disagreed with the
$125,000 taxpayer price tag to"pave" the way for Anna
Maria's Bayview Plaza, but more for the underhanded
way it came about.
Just the way we disagreed with 40 units at Tide-
mark, because it was not four acres as the developer led
us to believe by including submerged lands.
Yes, development is good for the Island economy,
good for tourism, but who will pull in the reins and say
"Whoa?" Who will finally say. "Enough already?"
Anna Maria did in the 1970s, essentially reducing
density by changing all undeveloped property to single-
family zoning.
Holmes Beach has struggled with vacation rentals
in residential zones, which would be a nightmare to
tackle in Bradenton Beach where homes and hotels -
and homes rented as hotels hopscotch at random.
Soon Anna Maria will have that problem to tackle
as well, as rentals overcome residences. It's apparently
inevitable, given the soaring real estate prices.
Maybe daisies can survive in flood-prone, overde-
veloped areas. Some of us may find it more difficult in
the near future. To stay above water. To view the
beach. To see daylight between shadows. We're slowly
but surely plotting our destiny, filling in the blanks.
Visioning is required. Urgently required.


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Opinion


Clown college?
Bravo to James L. DePorre for his letter to The Is-
lander of Oct. 31. I and most people I know and talk
with agree with Mr. DePorre 100 percent it's time
to throw the bums out!
It's too bad we can't rid ourselves of all of them
and start over. What a bunch of phonies and malcon-
tents we have in charge of the City of Anna Maria.
The only problem that I have with giving them the
boot is, what will we do for laughs? I mean this gang
is better than the Keystone Kops. They remind me of
the little car in the center ring at thile circus where the
clowns keep coming out one after another. We keep
electing clowns and jokers and although they keep us
amused with their antics, I guTess it is time to get back
to good, sound, decent gov ernment.
So Mr. DePorre, again my family, friends and ac-
quaintances agree wholeheartedly. Let's start a cam-
paign to roust out the rascals. A great slogan could be
"Let's throw the bums out" as you stated. They are
stinking up the joint, as the saying Cgoes.
Alan; aid Delorcs Sobel, Anna Maria

Tower would change ambiance
I have been a homeowner in Anna Maria since
1978 and a member of Roser Memorial Commriuniity
Church for almost that long.
I have just learned thai there is a deal to bring a
cellular communication tower to the north end of Anna
Maria Island on Roser Church property and I am
greatly disturbed by this information. On Thursday,
Nov. 1, the city commission will be asked to consider
changing provisions in a city ordinance that prohibits
the construction of a 120-foot-higl cell tower on a 50-
by-60-foot piece of leased land for which llRoser
Church is to receive S1,200 a month. That city ordi-
nance was put in place to protect the rights of cili/ens
against such short sighted and harmful affronts.
The congregation or the few memXibers that were
liere before the season had begun voted, with objec-
tions, to support the agreement. I question that those


present for this vote fully understood the implications
for the church and the community. I question that they
were all aware of the size of a flagpole. Others thought
that it was to be an attachment to the church steeple.
I question that those in attendance fully understood
what the tower would do to change the beautiful park-
like aspect of the church grounds. The church is at the
center of the Pine Avenue historical area of the village.
That includes the museum as well as the early 1900
cottage recently acquired by the historical society.
Roser Church Chapel, the original church, was
built in 1913 and the cottage adjacent to it in 1915.
How can we even consider ravaging this site by impos-
ing a 120-foot-high, white hi-tech column, 4 to 6 feet
in diameter with a 20-by-30-foot structure at its base?
A planned cross on top will not diminish its extraordi-
nary disproportionate size in the existing landscape.
There are pitched battles across the country to keep
these towers out of residential neighborhoods and for
good reasons. Other communities have oLitlawed them
and not just for aesthetic reasons. but because of envi-
ronmental and health concerns.
Ornithologists have reported that hirdlife is vulner-
able to cell tower emissions. We live in a bird sanlctu-
ary and the Island already has two cell towers!
The jury is still out on the matter of health and electro-
magnetic transmissions. Check the W\Veb search engines
for "cell tower" and you will find many references.
Did the Tech Tower company provide a data state-
ment as to the level of emissions'? How arc they moni-
tored and how often? Will they put in writing that there
will be no health risks walth risks whatsoever'? Remember how
lIOin we were told that smoking was not harmfull'?
Now that we are awakened to the threat of a cell
tower and its shadow looming over us, let us not relin-
quish what we love about our village lor the sake of
commercial interests and small-time gain. The scars
from a cell tower placement in this bit of paradise will
he here for a long time. Would any one of us want to
be remembered for our part in this grievous mistake?
Lucy Larzelere, Anna Maria and Braclenton


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.Opinion

Bradenton Beach perspective
I firmly agree with Lois Post's letter published in The
Islander's Your Opinion about Bradenton Beach's dire
need for property renovation over too long a period.
When I first purchased property here, people
laughed at me and said I was crazy. I well remember
the problems of Bridge Street when most of the people
drawn there were patrons of the bars.
I remember too well when for some reason the
Sports Lounge had a later closing time than other bars
in the area, drawing patrons for the last drinks of the
night, and the fun times surrounding the now-gone
Beach Lounge.
As well, much of the property surrounding the
street was populated by commercial fishermen who
really knew how to party when back from the sea. I
myself rented to some of these fishermen and women.
However, a rush to renovation of the area can lead
to unwanted results. I personally have been involved in
renovation of historic property in Hoboken, N.J., for
over 20 years.
This small city (one square mile in area) faced
much of the same problems Bradenton Beach has ex-
perienced. It was a city containing the most bars per
capital in New Jersey (there was a bar on almost every
corner) and it had an area known affectionately as "the
Barbary Coast" on the waterfront.
As business moved out of the city starting in the
early 1950s, it suffered a rapid decline. Property almost
could not be given away and abandoned, boarded-up
buildings became the norm. However, in its rush to
rehabilitation, historic buildings dating back to the
early I 800s were torn down to accommodate anyone
willing to spend the money to build something new.
Fortunately, wiser heads eventually prevailed and
much of this demolition was halted. The city is now
hailed as one of the most beautiful historic areas in the
region. Unfortunately, what was torn down can never
be recovered.
Bradenton Beach has been discovered. People are


investing money here and we no longer have to accept just
any development or improvement that comes along. Long
the poor stepsister of the three Island cities, it has become
perhaps the most desirable city on the Island.
The city, recognizing the character of Bridge Street
and its surrounding area, designated it "historic old
town." If this title is to have any meaning, we must
protect the remaining historic properties that truly rep-
resent the character of this city.
I think Ms. Post misses the point with her analogy
of the neighbor's new couch. What people legally do
inside their own property is not my concern. I will
probably not see their ugly couch but I do have to live
with their exterior renovation.
The decision of whether or not we control the des-
tiny of "historic old town" has to be made now. If we
delay, the decision will be made for us.
David Stott, Bradenton Beach

Pot of gold?
I am voicing my opinion regarding the ongoing
debate over the proposed influx of cell towers into
Anna Maria City. There are some people amongst us
who would "sell out" the property values and safety
amongst their neighbors for their own selfish interests.
I am not referring to better service on their cell phones,
but to the furtherance of their own business interests.
Some people even may be involved in our Roser
Church and may be pushing their own business inter-
ests by trying to bring in the "Towers," a commercial
venture which enters a town under the pretense of con-
forming to FCC regulations.
I am reluctant to point a finger at any of my neighbors
and say that they would be so greedy as to sell their com-
munity, their church and their good neighbors down the
river for fatter wallets, but sadly, this may be the truth.
Sanibel Island, another coastal community, was
successful in its efforts to avoid the Tower People and
keep the spirit of island living intact. A group of us
concerned folks will do what the folks in Sanibel did


and form a citizens committee to hire our own lawyers
and experts if the need arises. The citizens organization
in Sanibel was forced to bypass their elected officials
and do just that. I should add that the city was forced
to repay them in the lawsuit against the city that ensued
when the city did not put the needs of the taxpayers
before the needs of private commercial interests.
It is a shame to see a tiny village like our own
pushed in a direction by outside interests. Are there
residents who are anxious to see huge eyesores simi-
lar to the one in Holmes Beach to benefit the pock-
ets of a few? How sad that is. How sad that it is a
community of "the religious" amongst us, the elders
of Roser Church, who want to change the character
and historic beauty of our city to line their pockets
with gold!
Our elected officials represented us by a cohesive
vote on Nov. 1 and stopped the business interests from
amending the ordinance which protects our property
values. Support our mayor and commission and show up
at our meetings. Let your feelings be known.
Only a few will grab their pot of gold when the
towers come to town, while the rest of us will lose the
benefit of our beautiful surroundings, as well as watch-
ing our property values drop.
Robert Anderson, Anna Maria City

Save the shade
The grand trees which border many of Anna Maria
Island's beaches have stood the test of not only time, but
also the test of hurricanes and through the more than 100
years (by photo records) have provided relaxing shade. I
speak as a fairly newcomer to the Island, who has each of
16 years enjoyed their shade beside the Gulf of Mexico.
What can be done to counter plans which propose
their rightful coexistence with other shade trees on this
Island? I would encourage the many friends with whom
I have shared this mutual concern to also contact our
media.
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Mud flows at Swiftmud meeting in Anna Maria


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The acronym for the Southwest Florida Water
Management District is Swiftmud. That certainly
seemed an appropriate moniker Tuesday. Oct. 23, at a
special meeting of the Anna Maria City Commission to
discuss a 1995 Swiftmud report on stormwater runoff
and the recurrent problem of flooding in the city. Mud
seemed to flow swiftly between City Commissioner
Jay Hill, some members of the public, and Swiftmud
representatives over who is responsible for saltwater
backup and flooding along certain streets.
Commissioner John Michaels tried to set the tone
of the meeting when he said at the opening "We are not
here for individual problems but to get the big picture."
That bonhomie lasted just a few minutes into
Swiftmud engineer Dave Arnold's presentation oni
swales (drainage ditches), pipes and water runoff prob-
lem areas in Anna Maria and possible solutions when
Hill questioned the effectiveness of soiie of the drain-
age work already done by Swiftmud authorization.
He claimed that work done to drain Spring and Wil-
low avenues simply created entirely new flood problems.
"We can go out this evening and find saltwater"
along the street that was "never there before." There are
now permanent saltwater fish and algae in the Willow
Avenue ditch, he said.
Swiftmud has "created a whole new flood area....
and an area that never flooded in 50 years." He was
extremely concerned about other areas where
Swiftmud might want to drain, particularly on North
Shore Boulevard, where people presently have flood-
ing they never had before. "Now we have a whole dif-
ferent problem. How do we make sure this doesn't
happen again?"
He asked Swiftmud officials to go with him after
the meeting to observe the saltwater backup. but they
declined. He said Swiftmud approved the project for a
48-inch pipe, which is not working and causes water
backup. "You need to go and see this," he said.
Arnold said he didn't have specific details of that
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did not follow Swiftmud recommendations. He
claimed that one had to look at the overall effectiveness
of the plan.
A member of the public said, in defense of
Swiftmud, the 48-inch pipe was done "without permit-
ting," as an upgrade to an existing pipe. Another resi-
dent claimed previous city administrations kept chang-
ing the pipes in the drainage system.
Swiftmud engineer Joe Madrak said this was the
first time he had ever heard of a 48-inch pipe and this
appeared to be "'unauthorized activity."
Hill also questioned Swiftmud engineer Daryl
Flatt's analysis of the drainage work authorized by a
1999 Swiftmud permit, saying saltwater is backing tiup
on Hardin Street as a result of the permit.
"How could you issue permits to do that?" he
asked. "Is that what you do?" He again asked Swiftmud
to go with him after the meeting and observe the results
of the permit work.
"[Flatt] is telling me it doesn't happen ... [the salt
water] is sitting there right now as we talk. I want you
to go out and see what you've done," said Hill.
Flatt claimed Swiftmud has done nothing with the
ditch in question, a response Hill disagreed with as he
again brought up the question of the 48-inch pipe.
Approval for that pipe was never given by
Swiftmud, Madrak said again.
Madrak said Swilftmud approval in 1999 was only
along Spring Street and.Rose, not Hardin. Authorized
work was only done on Spring and was halted before
anily activity started oin Rose. "Hardin and Rose were
not touched," said Madrak.
Saltwater on Hardin is a "pre-existing condition"
which has nothing to do with the 1999 permit work,
said Madrak. "If it exists now, it's prior to the activity
authorized under this permit because that activity has
not been performed," he said.
"No, sir," replied Hill, who again invited Swiftmud
reps to go with hiim to observe the saltwater. He said
there was not a drainage problem on Hardin until the
1999 Swiftmud work was performed.
Madrak promised to "reassess" the permit, but he


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rized and the work authorized for Rose was never done.
Arnold said Swiftmud testing had shown that pipes
and swales would drain most of the rainwater in Anna
Maria. He added that controlling erosion of sediment
and keeping drain pipes free of debris would go a long
way toward helping the drainage problem.
Anna Maria resident Tim Eiseler jumped in, say-
ing he could not agree that the Swiftmud drainage plan
is working, particularly along Rose Street. He said he
did not want sales cut through his property to bring
water from flooded areas.
"I don't even know why we are here. We went
through this whole thing before." Previous engineers
had fed the public a lot of "baloney," Eiseler said, and
all the engineering studies for water drainage in Anna
Maria are flawed. They do not take into account the
information from people who live in Anna Maria and
observe flooding after every rainstorm.
This is a barrier island, Eiseler said, and "you don't
need to drain every drop of water on a barrier island."
There is just not enough change in elevation on the Is-
land to make this plan work effectively, he concluded.
But Steve Minnis of Swiftmud defended the report,
saying his agency never forced the recommendations
on anyone, and the investigation was done at the re-
cluest of the three Island cities.
"If the Island communities want to proceed, it [the
report] is a good foundation ... but it's not prescriptive
in nature, it's just a management tool," he said.
A discussion of specific flooding problems ensued
among members of the public and Swiftmud.
Commissioner Michaels said he was concerned
that the meeting was now going into specific problem
areas, something he had hoped to avoid. But the city
wants to do something about "serious flooding," he
said. He wondered if the 1995 study is still valid.
When he failed to get a definitive answer from
Arnold, he said the city wants to do something about
serious flooding and he hoped the 1995 report "would
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be a starting point."
Arnold did note that anything proposed would still
require Swviftmud approval.
When Commissioner Linda Cramer asked if the
city needed a new drainage plan, Arnold said he didn't
think that was necessary at this point because a new
plan would probably show the same priorities. What is
needed now, if the city is to pursue Swiftmud funding,
is for a qualified engineer to perform the design work
on what needs to be done in the problem areas and for
the city to "prioritize" the worst ones.
Even completing all the suggested work in the re-
port may not make everyone happy, he noted. "The
balance of the issue is you are not going to solve all the
flooding problems. Some areas just have no drainage."
Vice Mayor Tom Skoloda agreed and said that a pre-
vious city attempt to solve the flooding problem in one
area resulted in a "rebellion" by residents on another street
who claimed they were now being flooded. He also ob-
served that cost estimates in the report were in 1995 dol-
lars and capital works projects would obviously cost a lot
more now. A recommendation for one piece of work es-
timated at $188,000 in the report would now likely cost
upwards of $250,000, Skoloda said.
Arnold said it might be more than that.
Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh suggested that the next
step for the city is to hire an engineer to prepare a plan
for "what we want to do." Following the meeting, he
said this would likely become an agenda item in the
very near future as Minnis had said the deadline for
applications for Swiftmud funding is Dec. 7 for funds
available starting in October 2002.
The 1995 report had listed seven drainage problem
areas in the city and recommendations for capital im-
provements to these areas:
North Shore, Rose, Holly basin.
North Shore, North Bay basin.
Crescent, Lakeview basin.
Magnolia, Spring basin.
South Drive, South Bay basin.
Willow Street basin.
Island Baptist Church basin.
Deffenbaugh said time is of the essence now. Any
engineer hired by the city would have to prioritize the
problem areas and prepare a grant application to Swiftmud
by Dec. 7. He added, however, that previous attempts by
the city commission to agree to hire a qualified engineer
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Water rules relaxed Monday


to two*per.week schedule


A wet suLlmmler and fall has prompted water regu-
lators to allow lawn watering twice per week, begin-
ning Nov. 12.
The Southwest Florida Water Management District
Governing Board now will allow homeowners with
street addresses that end in an even number to water
Tuesday and Saturdays; street addresses that end in an
odd number may water Wednesdays and Sundays.
However, Swiftmud officials remind homeowners
that cooler temperatures during the fall and winter
mean grass doesn't grow as fast and that probably only
one day a week is all your lawn needs in the way of
water.
Water rules have been in effect since April 2000
due to a prolonged drought in Florida.
Irrigation is allowed only between midnight and
10 a.m. or between 4 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. and is lim-
ited to.quantities necessary to apply no more than 3/4
inch of water to each zone on each allowable water day.
Hand watering of trees, shrubs, flowers and veg-
etables is allowed on any day, but hand watering of


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lawns is permitted only on the designated days for lawn
watering.
Newly planted lawn and landscape areas may be
watered on any day of the week for a 60-day establishment
period that begins the day that the plant material is in-
stalled. With the exception of water use on the day of
planting, establishment period irrigation shall still occur
only during the otherwise allowable, watering hours.
Washing sidewalks, driveways and other impervi-
ous surfaces is prohibited.
Vehicle washing is permitted at any time, but a
shut-off nozzle must be used when possible.
Fundraising car washes are not prohibited as long
as shut-off nozzles are used when possible.
Use of reclaimed water is permitted between mid-
night and 10 a.m. or 4 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. any day of
the week.
Pools may be drained and filled on any day of the
week.
For more information, call Swiftmud at 1-800-423-
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Second Pilate class offered
Due to its popularity, not one, but two Pilate
classes are being offered at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.
Laura Bennet will host classes from 7 to 8 p.m. on
Tuesday and from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday.
This method of exercise offers a non-stress ap-
proach to better posture and stronger, leaner muscles.
Classes cost $5.
For more information, call 778-1908.

Valeri Rose shows
in world art festival
Two works by Valeri Rose are being shown in the
second World Festival of Art on Paper at Bled,
Slovenia. She is daughter of Richard and Rhonda
Borstelman of Holmes Beach.
The show boasts art from 75 countries, with 21
Americans among the 400 artists. Her paintings are
titled "Blood Sweat and Tears II" and "Twisted."
Ms. Rose is a graduate in studio art from the Uni-
versity of South Florida and she maintains her own stu-
dio and gallery in the Village of the Arts in Bradenton.
Further information is available at 778-1083.

'Tour de France' sale set
by Artists Guild
A "Tour de France" sidewalk art sale and
"boulangerie" bake sale with a French flair is planned
at the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island gallery Sat-
urday, Nov. 10.
The event will be in front of the gallery, 5414
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Exhibits will be displayed and sold by members of the
guild.
Croissants and coffee will be served by the nearby
Ooh la la! Restaurant. Further information may be ob-
tained by calling 778-6694.

Boating safety courses
are set up on Saturdays
Courses in boating safety will be conducted on the
next two Saturdays by Coast Guard Auxiliary 83 at
Boat/US Marine Center, 5627 14th St. W., Bradenton.
The classes will be from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Nov. 10 and 17. Instruction will include chart naviga-
tion, boat handling, safety equipment, radio and other
boat-related matters.
For registration and details, call 739-3510.

Walk replaces aerobics at Center
The Friday morning aerobics class at Anna Maria
Island Community Center has been interrupted, so or-
ganized walking has been substituted, the Center has
announced.
The outdoor exercise program starts at 9 a.m. Fri-
days, and moves inside the Center's gymnasium in
unfriendly weather. It's open to everyone at 407 Mag-
nolia Ave., Anna Maria City, the Center said. Details
are available at 778-1908.

Demonstration set at guild
Gloria Cropper will demonstrate the art of making
baskets and tapestry from 1 1 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tuesday,
Nov. 13, at the gallery of the Artists Guild of Anna
Maria Island.
Cropper grew up in Memphis, lived in Greece,
studied with Ken Uyamura at the University of Miami
and taught at Grove House in Miami. Her works have
been exhibited at the White House, the University of
Miami and in the permanent collection of the Univer-
sity of Florida.
,The gallery is at 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Further information may be obtained at 778-
6694.

Off Stage Ladies plan auction
The Off Stage Ladies, auxiliary of the Island Play-
ers theater group, will feature a silent auction at a lun-
cheon starting at I 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at
the Bradenton Yacht Club, 4307 Snead Island Road,
Palmetto. Reservations may be made and further infor-
mation received at 761-1599 or 795-8753.


Poinsettia Bazaar scheduled
Saturday at St. Bernard
The annual Poinsettia Bazaar will be from 9
a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the
Welsmiller Activity Center of St. Bernard Catho-
lic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
The bazaar is sponsored-by the St. Bernard's
Guild and offers lunch from I I a.m. until I p.m. as
well as the bazaar's hand-crafted items, baked
goods and canned jellies and jams.
Articles made by guild members will include
decorated baskets, ornaments, dolls, angels,
American flag items, cups, bird houses, door stops,
crocheted and knit items, and a white elephant
table.
Baked goods will include cookies, pies, cakes,
rolls, breads, jams and jellies.
The lunch menu will feature chicken soup,
sandwiches, chili from Duffy's Tavern, lemon bars
and the bazaar's chicken tetrazzini dinner.
Details are available at 778-7865.


Tingley library dinner tickets
going on sale
Tickets are on sale now for the first fundraising
dinner for Tingley Memorial Library in Bradenton
Beach.
The tickets are $10 each and are available at the
library, 1 ll Second St. N., next door to the Bradenton
Beach City Hall. Library hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday, 10 to 3 Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays,
3 to 5 p.m. Thursday.
The event will be Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Moose
Lodge, I 10 Gulf Drive, with a cocktail hour at 5 p.m.
and a buffet dinner from 6 to 8 p.m.
Proceeds from the dinner and ongoing book sales
at the library will go the recreational reading institution.
The volunteer staff has inventoried the shelves and a
number of current surplus books are for sale for $2 or
less, said the library. Used paperbacks also are for sale
for 25 cents.
Further information may be obtained at 779-1208.

'Gardening tricks' topic
at garden club meet
The Island Garden Club will hear some "Profes-
sional Gardening Tricks" when it meets Thursday,
Nov. 8.
Marcus Ballano will be the speaker at the meeting/
potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the Church of the Annun-
ciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Reservations
may be made and details obtained at 778-4437.
Art Koelsch of the club explained that the meeting
is earlier than usual in the month "because Thanksgiv-
ing is early this year."

Bridge group at center
The duplicate bridge group will play at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center. 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov.
14. The cost to play is $2. Call Barbara Parkman at 778-
3390 for reservations.

Contributions by Ringlings
to be topic at library
Edna Hausman and Karen Ellsworth, docents at the
Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, will discuss John
and Mable Ringling at a special program Tuesday,
Nov. 13, at the Island Branch Library.
The free public event will be the second offering
in the 2001-02 program series of the Friends of the Is-
land Branch Library, scheduled for 3 p.m. at the library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
The docents will speak of the vision of the
Ringlings and their contributions to the area. They also
will give an overview of the museum and coming
events there, including the reopening of the Ringlings'
mansion, the newly refurbished Ca'd'Zan (House of
John).
A string quartet from the Island Community Or-
chestra will provide music at 2:30 p.m., prior to the
program.
Further information may be obtained at 778-6341.





THE ISLANDER 0 NOV. 7. 2001 0 PAGE 11


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last year's inaugural celebration, said Melanie
McCaleb, who is chairing the competition.
Benefits will go to Keep Manatee Beautiful to help
the countywide organization with its coastal cleanup,
highway beautification, landscaping of public spaces
and its various adoption programs for shores, roads and
highways.
The start of SandBlast includes free "Tips, Tricks
and Techniques" clinics taught by master sculptors
from Team Sandtastic from 5 to 6 p.m. Nov. 7, 8 and
9.
On Saturday, Nov. 10, teams of sculptors, as many


8:30 a.m. at the check-in table on the beach.
Each plot will be mounded with sand before the
competition begins at 9 a.m. Competitors must confine
themselves to sand from within their plots, adjacent
walkways and beach.
They are to bring their own tools shovels, spades,
trowels, spatulas, brushes, spoons, rakes, brooms,
buckets, garbage cans and wood forms. Businesses
sponsor the sculptors at $300 per team 16 of them last
year.
Sculpting will end and judging begin at 1 p.m.
Awards will be made at 2 p.m.
Further information may be obtained at 795-8272.


Fireworks are back for lighted boat parade


By Jim Hanson
Islaider Correspondent
After a nervous pause in the program, fireworks are
back for the 14th annual Anna Maria Island Christmas
Lighted Boat Parade.
For awhile there was the possibility of a parade that
just dwindled off instead of climaxing with the
celebratory spectacle of fireworks: It ran out of spon-
sorship and therefore of money to pay for the display.
But the Island's three cities came through with
$1,000 each and then businesses and individuals con-
tributed handsomely so the show can go on, said Don
Schroder, co-chairman of the parade. The fireworks off
the Anna Maria City Pier will close the Dec. I parade.
Now it's up to the skippers to keep LIup the tradition
of a superior showing of boats, said Chuck Stealey, the
other chair who has ramirodded the event for years.
Entries are about even with last year's schedule,
nine boats on the list so far, he said. And sponsors are
coming in with prizes for parade winners. And still no


sailboats, which is par.
",t's the sailboats that really add so much to the
overall effect," said Stealey. "The tall rigging affords
so much opportunity to fully develop strong themes for
this season."
He urged boaters, power and sail, to let him know
right away that they can take part this year.
"It's OK to call," he said. "No reason to be shy."
The parade's phone number is 778-3907.
One newcomer to the parade is a 59-foot power
boat, which prompted Stealey to comment: "We've
been extremely lucky. Every year the parade has been
on a rising tide or high tide, and it is again this year.
We'd be in trouble with a low tide."
He expects more patriotic themes in boat decora-
tions than in the past, he said, and he welcomes it
whole-heartedly. If anyone needs help in getting sup-
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dollar to the wall or ceiling of the restaurant. Soon these will all be taken down and serve as a message of
hope jor victims of the Sept. II attack on New York. The staff wants to send the money to families of the staff
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Obituaries


Mary M. Stehle
Mary M. Stehle. 79, of Holmes Beach, died Oct. 31.
Born in Orange, N.J., Mrs. Stehle came to Mana-
tee County from Short Hills, N.J., in 1971'. She was a
registered nurse. She was a lieutenant colonel in the
U.S. Air Force in the Pacific Theater during World War
II. She was a member of World War II Flight Nurses
Association, Inc., and the Women in Military Service
Association. She was Protestant.
There will he no services. Memorial contributions
may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 1040
Woodcock Road, No. 119, Orlando FL 32803, or to the
SPCA, 5718 21st Ave. W., Bradenton FL 34208.
She is survived by husband Kenneth: daughters
Diane Simmons of Heathsville, Va., and Lynn of Se-
attle. Wash.: brother Robert Oldehoff of Bradenton;
and two graildchildren.


Susan Simmons West
Susan Simmons West, 60, of Holmes Beach, died
Oct. 29.
Born i.n Rome, Ga., Mrs. West came to Manatee
County from there in 1972. She was a teacher at South-
east High School in Bradenton and Lincoln Middle
School in Palmetto. She attended Northwest Baptist
Church.
There were no services. Memorial contributions
may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955
Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238, or Northwest Baptist
Church, P.O. Box 14817, Bradenton FL 34280.
She is survived by husband Jerry Lee; sons James
P. Howell III and Charles J. Howell, both of Rome;
mother Donnie Wylde of Holmes Beach; brothers Ed
Simmons of Birmingham, Ala., and Joe Simmons of
Venice; and one grandchild.


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Anna Maria City caught short for mutual aid


Anna Maria City Clerk Alice Baird discovered -
coincidental to the forecast for Hurricane Michelle that
the city had not executed its statewide mutual aid agree-
ment with the Florida Department of Community Affairs.
Oops. Good find. An emergency meeting was held
Friday, Nov. 2, to correct the oversight, but not with-
out the typical "grilling" by Commissioner Jay Hill.
Baird said she did not recall the original Sept. 13,
2000, letter or the new agreement, but she noticed an
alert in a DCA flyer regarding the agreement.
Vice Mayor Tom Skoloda asked that the city de-
velop a system to track agreements and an accompany-
ing timetable.
Hill said, "No tickler file in the world does any


good if you don't know something exists."
Baird said agreements, leases and official docu-
ments of this sort are kept in the safe, and the old agree-
ment dated back to 1994 was found. It was renewed au-
tomatically each year.
Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh said he had determined
the agreement was updated last year, which is why it
must be re-executed.
Hill asked Baird if she checked for the agreement
in the "reading file," a looseleaf binder with copies of
all documents and letters that have been distributed to


the commission and the public.
Baird said, "No, but if it's
all got it, too. Do any of you


in the read file, you
recall receiving the


agreement?"
The collective answer was "No."
The commission also approved an amendment to
compensate its two salaried employees on an hourly
basis in emergencies, such as occurred with Tropical
Storm Gabrielle.
The mayor said, "It's a policy in other cities and
it's only fair. When it's a bona fide emergency, it's re-
imbursed by the Federal Emergency Management
Agency. They put in an awful lot of hours and they
should be paid."
The commission approved overtime pay after 37.5
hours at time and a half, to be calculated based on the
salaried rate.


Veterans Day a grim holiday this year


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
In contrast with last year's celebration of Vet-
erans Day without the United States at war any-
where, the 2001 version will be grim it falls pre-
cisely two months after the World Trade Center
calamity.
Because the holiday comes on a Sunday, Mon-
day will be a day off for government and many pri-
vate-sector workers. The Manatee veterans' parade
will be held Saturday in Bradenton.
Federal, state, county and municipal govern-
ments will take Monday offi-except for Longboat
Key, where it will be just another day; rather than
take Monday off, town employees will get an extra
day at Thanksgiving, said a spokesperson.
Banks and many offices and businesses will be
closed Monday, but restaurants and some retail
stores will be open. No changes are due in trash
collection schedules.
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major conflicts involving the United States, and
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Engraved bricks memorializing veterans and
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It started as Armistice Day, celebrating World War
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Islanders recall smoker as Smokeout day nears


The Hartranft family of Holmes Beach understands
all too well the effects of tobacco smoking, and the
positive work done during the Great American
Smokeout on Thursday,
Nov. 15.
The Smokeout is 25
years old that day, said the
American Cancer Society,
r which created the national
7 'day- of nonsmoking-and
carries on the program to
this day. It has done its fair
share to break America's
Ha-ti-nft smoking habit, said the so-
ciety.
One of the people who gave up cigarettes was the
late Joseph Buell Hartranft of Holmes Beach who, his
wife Marjorie said, bade goodbye permanently to ciga-
rettes after 45 years dependency.,
He died a year ago but for his last years "he was
able to breathe, walk the beach and love his family
without the burden of an ashtray or breathlessness,"
said Ms. Hartranft. And he was able to write the follow-
ing "letter to cigarettes."

"Dear Cig:
"How long has it been 45 years? I can hardly
believe it's been thut long since we met. I don't even
remember what you looked like then, maybe you were
corn silk wrapped in newspaper or a carefid/ly dried
catalba bean we called an Indian cigar.


"Kick the Habit, an
American Cancer


Society symbol from the
1970s, was hand drawn on a poster by Joe Hartranft
as a daily reminder of his accomplishment.

Al remember some of our first meetings behind the
shed at the end of the lane and along the stream behind
the baseball field.
"I do remember how attractive you were most
of my friends liked you and you were always popular
at parties and dances. You even had good sounding
names like Old Gold, Lucky Strike and in recent years
Merit.
"You followed me everywhere aboard ship
and overseas during two wars, to my work up and


down the railroad tracks .for almost 40 years, to ball
games, to picnics, to weddings and funerals, during
good times, during tough times, during happy times
and during sad.
"Yes, I thought you were a faithful friend because
you were always there for me.
"The truth is that you were not faithful at all, you
) weren't even caring or helpfid. What you were was
persistent. You were persistently trying to wreck the
good body I was given in which to live my life. You have
been stealing my money, too, just two packs a day
equals a loss of $750 a year.
"No, you have not been a friend at all. You have
had no regard for my health and well-being and none
for my real friends and family.
"Now that I have decided to leave you, you'll at-
tach yourself to someone else.just as you did to me so
long ago. You 'll attack others and wreak havoc on
other lives as long as you can. But not with mine, be-
cause I've left, I've gone, I'll not see you again. This
is goodbye!"
Joseph Buell Hartranft

Mrs. Hartranft asks that persons able to give up
smoking during the Great American Smokeout con-
sider donating the money saved on cigarettes that day
to the American Cancer Society.
"It may be a small amount for each participant,"
she said, "but it will add up nicely."
Send donations to: American Cancer Society, 600
U.S. 301 Blvd. W., Bradenton FL 34205.


Holmes Beach prepared to decorate for holidays


Holmes Beach will have more winter holiday
decorations this year than in the past.
The city has ordered more wreaths to decorate the
city from East Bay Drive through Gulf Drive, and, ac-
cording to Commissioner Sandy Haas-Martens, will
focus on accentuating the two main business districts.
In addition to a total of 32 wreaths, the city will be
dec,'rii.d '-.'-tli 36 banners, a lighted star at each of the
entrances of the city and Christmas trees at city hall.
Haas-Martens said the Christmas trees are put up
the week after Thanksgiving and the community is


welcome to help decorate them, however, a date and
time is not yet set for the decorating event.
Also, this year Sandy and Terry Huffine purchased
three lighted reindeer to decorate their adopt-a-spot
location in the 5400 block of Marina Drive in front of
Jessie's Island Store, a location that formerly was the
site of the Huffines' family service station.
The Huffines will display two, 5-foot "feeding
deer" and one, 8-foot "standing deer" on a trial basis.
Haas-Martens told the city parks and beautification
committee that if the Huffine's display is not damaged


or does not cause a problem, then she would be happy
to help other residents with an adopt-a-spot location to
organize holiday displays.
"The chief concern with decorating the adopt-a-spots
is ensuring that is doesn't create an obstructed view of the
road, and the ground ornaments need to be wired in some
fashion for security," said Haas-Martens.
The parks and beautification committee and Haas-
Martens are encouraging other adopt-a-spot owners to
take a look at the Huffine's display and gather ideas for
next year.


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Basketball, cheerleader registration at Community Center


Basketball registration for the 2001-02 season is
now being held at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center through Nov 15. Registration for cheer-


Island Middle School
menu
Monday, Nov. 12
Lunch: Fish Sandwich with Chips or
Cheese Pizza, Chel Salad with Dressing,
Mixed \e1euijhle,. Fruit
Tuesday, Nov. 13
Lunch: Hot Dog with Fries or Burritos with
Salsa, CheT Salad with Dressing, Fresh
Steamed Baby Carrots, Fruit
Wednesday, Nov. 14
Lunch: Hamihtir'-er Gravy with Mashed
Potatoes and Roll, or Chicken Nuggets with
Chips, Chef Salad with Dressing, Fresh
Steamed Broccoli Florets, Fruit
Thursday, Nov. 15
Lunch: Breaded Pork Chop on a Bun, or
Chicken and Rice, Chef Salad with Dress-
ing, Steamed Rice. Sweet Corn Niblets,
Fruit
.'Friday, Nov. 16
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza or Corndog, Chef
Salad with Dieing, Fresh Broccoli and
Cauliflower, Fruit
Juice and milk are served with every meal.


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Lunch: Corndog or Barbecue Sandwich, Oven Fries,
Baked Beans, Fresh Fruit
Tuesday, Nov. 13
Breakfast: Cinnamon Toast, Yogurt, Cereal
'Lunch. Breaded Beef Patty with Roll or Bean and
Cheese Burrito, Winter-Mix Vegetables, Warm
Cinnamon Apples
Wednesday, Nov. 14
Breakfast: Waffle with Syrup, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Old-Fashioned Chicken and Noodles with
Roll or Fish Sandwich, Steamed Fresh Broccoli with
Cheese Sauce, Applesauce Spice Cake
Thursday, Nov. 15
Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Hamburger Gravy or Grilled Chicken Patty,
Mashed Potatoes, Mixed Vegetables, Fruit
Friday, Nov. 16
Breakfast: Breakfast Muffin, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Breaded Fish Sandwich or Pepperoni Pizza,
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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; 10-1 1; 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.
to 9 p.m. and is located at 407 Magnolia Ave. in
Anna Maria. No one will be kept from either basket-
ball or cheerleading because of lack of fees and
scholarships are offered, Center staff said.


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THE ISLANDER U NOV. 7, 2001 U PAGE 15


Art auction, fundraiser success for local schools


A silent art auction, reception and dinner hosted
Sunday by The Islander and Ooh La La! European bis-
tro to benefit art programs at the two Island schools
netted $1,982.
The event marked the November anniversaries of
the newspaper, nine years, and Ooh La La!, two years,
with a celebration of art and culinary indulgences.
Area artists donated 38 pieces of work for silent
auction, including sculpture, watercolors, acrylics,
photographs and crafts, which were displayed on the
sidewalk in front of the businesses. Some artists also
displayed and sold their works.
More than 200 patrons of the arts turned out to do
the bidding with all proceeds designated to enhance
the art programs at Anna Maria Elementary School and
Island Middle School, divided proportional to the stu-
dent population.
Chef Damon Presswood of Ooh La La! and his
staff hosted the reception along with The Islander
newspaper staff.
Notables at the auction included AME Principal
Tim Kolbe and son Tyler, 2, and Rhea Chiles, the wife
of the late Florida Governor Lawton Chiles.
Mrs. Chiles was outbid for a Richard Thomas origi-
nal watercolor as were many folks. The bidding was
fast and furious near thle end of the event as the trays of
shrimp and pate and bottles of wine were emptied.
Other contributors were Genevieve Alban, Mark


Rhea Chiles,
wife of the
late Florida
Governor
Lawton
Chiles and
"'mother of
W. restaurateur
.....- "-- Ed Chiles,
looks over the
S ". art works at

"ion Sake.
Islander
ASPhotos: Paul
L" Roat


Gene Auhrv works his special artistry on guitar at
the "For Art's Sake" .findraiser at The Islander and
Ooh La La!


Alonso, Betty Ash, Donna Bednarz, Ruth Burkhead,
Woody Candish, Jacqueline Clark, Susan Curry, Gloria
Hall Cropper, Jack Egan, Jack Elka, Essence of Time
Heath, Joe Hutchinson, L'Atttiudes Gallery, Stephanie
Trenchard, David McGrath, Eloise McKinstry, Jo Ann
Meilner, Linda Molto, Faye Rosechild Nierman, Ines
Norman, Peachi. Margaret Potter, Rob Reiber, Robin


Rhodes, J.L. Robertson, David Scott, Barbara Singer,
Elaine Stroili, Alice Ulanch, Joan Voyles, Ginger
White and Missy Williams.
Architect Gene Aubry lent his musical artistry -
jazz and classics on a gorgeous 1954 Gibson guitar-
to the event with Howie Banfield joining in on mando-
lin for a time.


Streetlife


Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Oct. 30, 200 block of Pine Avenue, battery. Depu-
ties responded to an argument about rent money be-
tween two roommates.
Nov. 1, 100 block of Willow Avenue, suspicious
mail. A resident gave deputies an envelope received in
the mail that allegedly had traces of white powder in-
side. According to the report, deputies did not observe
any powder or residue and placed the envelope in a
security drop box.
Nov. 1, 101 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria Post Office,


disturbance. According to the report, two postal cus-
tomers had a verbal dispute over parking.

Bradenton Beach
Oct. 27, Church Street, domestic battery. A woman
called police to report that her friend was being physi-
cally abused by an ex-boyfriend. According to the re-
port, the man was arrested and the woman was given
a domestic abuse pamphlet.

Holmes Beach
No reports available.


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    Islanders


    PTO family dinner night
    The Anna Maria Elementary School Parent-
    Teacher Organization will host a family dinner catered
    by the Sandbar restaurant from 5-7 p.m. Nov. 13.
    The evening's menu includes a Caesar salad, Bali-
    grilled chicken breast with pineapple salsa, roasted red
    potatoes, vegetables and roll. Tickets for dinner must
    be purchased at the school by Thursday, Nov. 8. Adult
    tickets are $6 and children's tickets are $4.
    Following dinner, the PTO will hold its monthly
    meeting and the third-grade students will perform a
    special program titled "The First Thanksgiving."
    For more information, call the school administra-
    tive office at 708-5525.

    Parent support group to meet
    The Anna Maria Island Community Center's Fam-
    ily Foundations Program will offer another parent sup-
    port group meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday,
    Nov. 7. Shirley Romberger, the Center's family thera-
    pist, will facilitate.
    Pizza and babysitting will be available for a fee.
    Call 778-1908 to register.

    Holistic practioner seminars
    announced
    The Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
    Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, will host guest speaker
    Dr. Daved Rosensweet, a holistic medical practitioner,
    at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7 and again Nov. 14.
    Guests will enjoy a brief presentation and question
    and answer session about common health topics such
    as nutrition, digestion and hormones.
    For information, call the Center, 778-1908.

    Dali, Merrick tour set
    by education center
    A visit to the Merrick art gallery and Salvador Dali
    Museum in St. Petersburg is scheduled for Saturday,
    Nov. 10, by the Longboat Key Education Center.
    Artist and critic Kevin Costello will host the trip,
    which will include lunch and a tour of the Vinoy Ho-
    tel. Fee is $75 for center members, $85 for non-mem-
    bers.
    Other items on the center's agenda include "Fun
    With Photography," from 1 0 a.m. to noon on four con-
    secutive Thursdays beginning Nov. 8: "Adventures in
    Watercolors," 1:30 p.m. on five Fridays starting Nov.
    9; and "The Feldenkrais Method" of exercise, 10:30
    a.m. to noon on lour Fridays starting Nov. 9.

    Shannon Exhibit opening on Key
    The annual all-media Shannon Exhibit will open
    with a reception at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the
    Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6890 Longboat
    Drive.
    The show in the Joan M. Durante Pavilion will
    continue through Dec. 2. The $10 fee for the reception
    goes to the art center. The exhibit is sponsored by Sh-
    annon Resort & Club Group Inc.
    Prizes totaling $3,000 will be awarded at the recep-
    tion, topped by $ 1,000 for best of show. Judges will he
    Gayle Fulton-Ross for painting and Peter Koening for
    three-dimensional entries.
    The center's galleries are open weekdays from
    9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.., weekends I to 4 p.m. Further
    information may be obtained at 383-2345.
    It's a boy!
    Anna Maria city administrative assistant Sharla
    Capitano gave birth Saturday, Nov. 3, to a 6-pound, 13-
    ounce baby boy. At last report, both mother and son
    were doing fine.
    Mrs. Capitano, who lives in Holmes Beach with
    her husband and family, is on unpaid maternity leave
    from her duties with Anna Maria.

    Widowed Persons Service meets
    The Manatee Widowed Persons Service will hold
    a "coffee and conversation hour" at 9 a.m. Monday,
    Nov. 12, in the Anna Maria Island Comnmunity Center
    gym, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
    All widows and widowers are invited. For more in-
    formation, call the Center at 778-1908.


    Benefit on the beach
    The Beach House restaurant in Bradenton Beach was the site for a benefit for Chiles Group employee Jerry


    Noll, diagnosed with cancer. Pictured is Neasa Calleja,
    benefit. Islander Photo: J.L. Robertson


    Winners
    A feiw of winners in the tone-mile Fun Run were second-
    place winner Sanmmv Dornuan. 7 of Bradentotn: Loan
    Reed Pavnter, 5, of Bradenton, fourth place: and first-
    place winner, Daniel Dorman,. 10, of'Bradenton who
    completed the race in nine minuittes, three seconds.
    Islander Photo: J.L. Robertson

    Fashion show Wednesday
    A Harvest Gala Luncheon Fashion Show will be
    sponsored by the Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island
    Wednesday, Nov. 14, at El Conquistador County Club,
    4350 El Conquistador Pkwy., Bradenton.
    Opening the affair will be a social hour at I 1 a.m.,
    followed by luncheon at noon and the fashion show by
    Irene's Fashions of Holmes Beach. Models will be
    Sarah Maloney, Ginny Smith, Mary Jane Moore, Nina
    Compton, Margaret Art, Sylvia Price, Anne Meisner
    and Blanche Chambo.
    Reservations for the $25 event must be made by 5
    p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at 778-2427 or 778-7865.

    Red Tide Alliance vows to fight
    Three major groups fighting red tide have joined to
    form the Red Tide Alliance, with a promise to continue
    the battle against the algae bloom that harms fish and
    humans, not to mention the tourist industry.
    The algae infestations periodically drift close
    enough to shore to affect breathing among humans and
    kill fish which drift onto beaches and rot. The new or-
    ganization will combine the fundraising of Solutions to
    Red Tide with the research of Mote Marine Laboratory
    and the Florida Marine Research Institute.
    A free program to advise the public about red tide
    is planned for 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Holi-
    day Inn at 4949 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.
    Dr. Barbara Kirkpatrick and Dr. Richard Pierce, red
    tide scientists at Mote, will present the program at
    START's annual meeting.


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    Restaurant era ends with auction
    The auctioneer f.-om F. W. Auction Services in
    Sarasota, fir right, points out items at the sale of
    fturniture and equipment at the defimct Pete
    Reynardl's/Marina Bay restaurant Saturday, making
    way for the buiilding demolition and the eventual
    construction of Tidemark Lodge, a hotel-condo-
    minium developmeI ent. Islander Photo: J.L. Robertson

    Roses, butterflies topics
    Growing roses and planting to attract butterflies are
    subjects of classes and demonstrations Saturday, Nov.
    10, at Palma Sola Botanical Park, 9800 17th Ave.
    N.W., Bradenton.
    Russ Bowmaster will show how to grow roses in
    Manatee County from 10 a.m. until noon, covering
    everything from planting to pruning.
    Creating a butterfly habitat or sanctuary will be
    detailed from 9 to 11:30 a.m. by Connie Hodson, but-
    terfly garden designer and founder of the Manatee
    Chapter-North American Butterfly Association.
    Further information, including fees for classes,
    may be obtained at 761-2866.

    Butterfly Association meeting
    Dr. Jacqueline Miller from the Arthur Allyn But-
    terfly Museum of the Florida Museum of Natural His-
    tory will present a slide program about butterfly behav-
    ior at 2 p.m. Nov. 1 1.
    The meeting will take place at Redeemer Lutheran
    Church, 631 1 3rd Ave. W., Bradenton.
    For more information, call Fay Murphy at 758-5140.

    Yoga back at center
    Yoga classes resume at the Anna Maria Island
    Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
    Friday, Nov. 16.
    Dolce Little will hold yoga classes from 8:45 a.m.
    to 10 a.m. Monday and Fridays. Students should wear
    comfortable clothing.
    The class fee is $4 for members and $5 for non-
    membhers.
    For more information, call the Center at 778-1908.





    THE ISLANDER 0 NOV. 7, 2001 0 PAGE 19


    Island youth soccer has rich history


    Everyone knows that in Florida, football is king.
    So it's not surprising that there was a lot of inter-
    est in the revival of tackle football and the emergence
    of the Anna Maria Island Dolphins. Throw in a suc-
    cessful 5-4 inaugural season and one can see why the
    program generated a level of excitement for the sport
    among Island faithful that had not been present since
    the Anna Maria Tarpons ceased to exist after the 1973
    season.
    This .. iemenm li.i somewhat overshadowed the
    2001 Ann M.iNl.oLi ,lInd Community Center's soccer


    league. Though only a recreational soccer league, the
    league has produced its share of exceptional players
    and excitement both this year and in past seasons.
    The end of the Tarpons, coupled with the arrival of
    former Anna Maria Island Youth Center Director Mike
    Capola, saw the birth of the Anna Maria Youth Center
    Soccer League. Other than Bradenton Christian and St.
    Stephens, nobody else in Manatee County played,
    much less heard of, soccer back then.
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    George McKay of Anna Maria and Hilda Van
    Mechelen of Belgium. Runners-up were Bill Starrett of
    Anna Maria and Pete Watson of England.
    Winners in the Oct. 31 games were Herb Puryear
    of Anna Maria and Starrett. Runners-up were Ron
    Pepka of Bradenton and Jim Spencer of Holmes Beach.
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    SPORTS, FROM PAGE 19
    Former St. Stephen's coach Kelly Reynolds initi-
    ated some Island youths in soccer in the fall of 1973
    when he took them out to St. Stephens so that his team
    could get in a scrimmage.
    The following year, Capola took over for Mike
    Pascuzzi as Youth Center Director and started the
    soccer league. It was fall 1974. The league com-
    prised four teams for players age 10-16 the Hur-
    ricanes, Tornadoes, Cyclones and Volcanoes. The
    Hurricanes, who were coached by Klaus Wentzel,
    featured recognizable Island names, players such as
    Skipper Donaldson, Wayne Frieler, Tommy Higgs,
    Chad Robinson, and fullbacks Tim Lease and Kevin
    Cassidy. They easily won the league with an unde-
    feated record.
    Two years later, the Manatee Area Youth Soccer
    Organization was born and the Island thanks to con-
    tributions from Loretta Lease, Ken Trent and Dennis
    Grandstad sent two teams across the bridge to com-
    pete in the fledgling traveling league. The Strikers and
    the Whalers with two years of soccer experience
    behind them dominated the opposition for a num-
    ber of years before the rest of the county caught up to
    them in experience.
    Some members of the Strikers included Lease,
    Cassidy, Tipton, Jeff and Davey Gabbard, Mike
    Connelly, Kevin and Michelle Parcells, Bobbette
    Rariegh and Mike Spicer. Whaler players included
    Bowers, McIntosh, Jeff Lease, Chris Hanson, Rob
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    Spicer, Jackie Quinn and Jamie Adams.
    Over the years, the Anna Maria Island Community
    Center's soccer league produced many quality players
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    Junior Tipton played first at St. Stephens, then
    went on to play at Pfeifer College in North Carolina.
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    SPORTS, FROM PAGE 20


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    erate success, but due to a lack of interested quality
    players and coaches, and in part due to the advent of the
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    UI I Manatee Magic, while Daniel Miller. Michael
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    Who will be among the next soccer stars that come
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    Most of Florida spent the weekend looking south,
    watching television for the track of Hurricane Michelle
    as it chugged its way through the Florida Straits. The
    strong Category 4 storm brushed the Florida Keys,
    hammered the East Coast but spared us from any direct
    effects again.
    Fishers were also paying attention to what hap-
    pened in the Florida Keys last week, as members of the
    Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
    met in Key Largo to discuss a number of issues pertain-
    ing to manatees, shark feeding and snook.
    As expected. the FWC opted to do a full-scale
    study of manatee populations in Florida waters. Some
    recreational fishing groups have said sea cow popula-
    tions have risen in recent years to the point where they
    no longer need to be listed as "endangered;" instead,
    they claim the marine mammals should be classified in
    the category of "threatened."
    "Manatees appear to have successfully recovered
    to a level which clearly exceeds the defined parameters
    for listing as an endangered species under FWC rules,"
    said Coastal Conservation Association's executive di-
    rector Ted Forsgren. He's the same guy who spear-
    headed the change in Florida's constitution to ban near-
    shore gill-net fishing in 1995.
    FWC biologists will now begin a year-long study
    of the manatee's status. Following that, a panel of sci-
    entists from outside the agency will review the staff's
    conclusions and make a final recommendation to the
    commission. The third step. if the commission agrees
    to a change in the manatee's status, is to prepare a new
    management plan for the species. The entire process
    will take about two years.
    The latest survey documented the manatee popu-
    lation at 3,276. In the year 2000, 273 died of natural
    and man-made causes. As of Oct. 19, 271 manatees
    have died in Florida waters in 2001.
    FWC has also banned marine-life feeding by divers
    and dive tour operators. Specifically, shark feeding as
    diver entertainment is now a nio-no.
    Marine-life feeding by divers surfaced as a concerns

    two years ago when a South Florida group told the
    FWC divers who feed sharks and other marine species
    may pose a public-safety hazard. Nulme'roius environ-
    mental groups believe the practice could alter the naltu-
    ral feeding behavior of marine species.
    After two years of study and five public hearings.
    commissioners concluded the practice of marine-life feed-
    ing is not in the best interest of marine life or the public
    and adopted the new rule, which takes effect Jan. I.
    Shark-feeding dive trips are popular in the Pan-
    handle, the Florida Keys and along the Fast Coast. The
    shark-feeding trips don't appear to be common in
    Southwest Florida.
    Closer to home, the FWC has adopted changes to
    snook fishing in the Gulf. The two-fish-per-day bag
    limit has been reduced to one. and tile closed season
    has been expanded to include tile month of May. The
    new rules will take effect Jan. I.



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    New toy
    7This new wiriceless depth sounder mnay )e more
    approp)riale for sailboat owners than fishers, but it
    problal y (aiers ,,ood ithiiings to come in man'rine
    electionic.s .lr all oaterss.

    The new rule does not apply to snook fishing on
    lthe state's Fast Coast. Snook on the Atlantic Coast are
    faring better under current management practices, but
    intense fishing pressure on the Gultf Coast has held the
    population below the desired level. FWIC officials said.

    New toy
    I've gotta admit a weak spot for gadgets. If you do
    too, Orlando-based NorCross Marine Products has
    colime up with one that you may like a wireless, por-
    table depth sotinder.
    The palmii-sized digital readout works kinda like a
    cell phone, reading the water depth from 2 to 200 feet.
    It still needs a transducer installed on the boat, but it
    allows you to move around the vessel without having
    to stay in one place to read the depth. Cost is about
    $260, which is comparable to other depth sounders.
    Although the thing looks pretty sleek, my knowl-
    edge of marine electronics wouldn't fill a shot glass so
    I called Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle to ask
    him what lie thought.
    Most of the depth sounders lie sells -- and he said
    he sold eight in the past week have a digital display
    that tells fishers what the bottom contour looks like. He
    judged the NorCross product as better suited for sail-


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    with the product.
    "It's a sign of things to comee" he said of the wire-
    less unit, predicting that in a few years similar products
    would be offered on the market that would provide the
    bottom contour feature that fishers want.
    If you're interested, call NorCross at 1-888-
    NORCROSS or go on-line at norcrossmarine.com.

    Sludgemaster
    Forget the gas station go to your nearest restau-
    rant to fuel iup your car.
    That's what a Massachusetts guy does. Tom Leue
    has come up with something called biodiesel fuel with
    its major component being used cooking fuel, like pea-
    nut oil.
    Biodiesel is environmentally friendly, producing
    none of the toxins that petroleum fuels emit in the at-
    mosphere. And it's cheap, since most restaurants have
    to pay somebody to haul their old kitchen grease away
    and would probably love to have somebody take the
    gunk.
    Leue "cooks" the used oil in big tanks with a dash
    of lye and a splash of wood alcohol, which separates
    the glycerin (out of the product. When it's done, he
    pours it into his diesel-powered car or dumps it into his
    home furnace.
    Chinese restaurants are a favorite stop oil his fuel
    runs, he says, because the oil is especially clean.
    Fill 'er up, but hold the french fries.

    Sandscript factoid
    Tropical Storm Gabrielle's biggest hit on Manatee
    County was from downed trees and broken branches.
    The county spent millions of dollars hauling the debris
    away to the landfill.
    It could have been worse, of course. Take Hurri-
    cane Andrew in 1992: the trash resulting from the hur-
    ricane that made landfall near Homestead was the
    equivalent of 30 years worth of garbage to South
    Florida's landfills.

    Enter early like now in

    Fishing the Islands tourney
    Because past tournaments" limited entries were
    filled very early, application forms for Fishing the Is-
    lands Tournament 2002 are being made available now.
    Bill Lowman of the sponsoring Island Discount
    Tackle said the annual meet is limited to 175 boats. The
    entry forms are at his store, 2219 Gulf lDrive N.,
    Bradenton Beach, or he will provide full information
    at 778-7688.
    Fishing is in offshore and inshore divisions and
    begins at :30() a.m. and ends at midnight June 1 5. The
    tournament party starts at inoon the next day, a Sunday,
    with official results announced there.
    Proceeds go to the Anna Maria Island Community
    Center youth programs, last tournament bringing
    $12,000 and Discount Tackle's total donation to the
    center to $77,000, Lowman said.
    The tournament was canceled last year, hut thanks


    to growing demand from
    revive the event.


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    THE ISLANDER M NOV. 7, 2001 M PAGE 23


    Kingfish are kings of Gulf right now


    By Capt. Mike Heistand
    Wind and rough seas have kept a lot of people
    close to the dock, but fortunately docks are where some
    of the big snook are hanging out, so fishing isn't that
    bad.
    Redfish action in the bays continues to be great,
    and flounder fishing is really in high gear. Pompano are
    starting to bite in the passes. Offshore, grouper and
    snapper continue to be an excellent target, and the king-
    fish run is really going full force.
    And don't forget that it's "closed season" for trout
    until Jan. I.
    Capt. Sam Kimball on Legend charters out of
    Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said the winds have
    been making it tough to get offshore, but he's been able
    to get some grouper to 25 pounds. snapper to 6 pounds
    and kingfish to 15 pounds. In the backwater, he's find-
    ing snook but mostly less than the slot limit, and he's
    getting redfish between 22 and 26 inches long.
    Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay 1 out of
    Annie's said he's getting into snook to 31 inches, red-
    fish to 26 inches, trout to 22 inches and flounder to 21
    inches. He took Ted Thoreson from White Plains,
    N.Y., out one day last week and caught 22 snook, 13
    reds. four trout and six flounder, plus pompano and
    bluefish. Wow!
    Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said
    backwater fishers are reporting lots of flounder and
    good-size snook on the seagrass flats. There are more
    and more pompano showing up in the passes, too. Off-
    shore, grouper fishing remains good when you cani
    get out and the kingfish run is in full force.
    Dave Johnson at Sneak Island Crab House said
    snook are coming in close to the docks, especially in
    Terra Ceia Bay. There are lots of redfish being caught,
    too, with the best action occurring at outgoing tides.
    Look for black drum in the cut, Dave added.
    Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business said he's
    been getting limit catches on redfish most trips, plus a
    few keeper-sized snook.
    Capt. Toni Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
    Holmes Beach said he's been getting mackerel. redfish
    and catch-and-release trout.
    Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
    wade fishers are doing well with snook and reds to 30


    Saltwater fishing course
    on schedule on Longboat
    The Longboat Key Education Center on Monday
    will begin a schedule of classes that the following week
    will see the start of a seven-week course in saltwater
    fishing.
    The fishing classes will be from 3 to 5 p.m. every
    Thursday from Nov. 8 to Dec. 20, taught by Capt. Ric
    Ehlis, fishing guide in this area for 36 years.
    Classes starting Wednesday, Nov. 7:
    Integrative Healing, 3:45-5:15 p.m., Dr. Marc
    Weinberg.
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    the best bait.
    Capt. Thorn Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
    Road said he's catching kingfish anywhere from three
    to seven miles out, plus reds, snook and flounder in the
    bays.
    Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide out of
    Holmes Beach said he was able to gee offshore one day
    last week and, although it was rough, was able to get
    red grouper to 20 pounds, yellowtail snapper to 5
    pounds, lane snapper to 3 pounds, and amberjack to 30
    pounds. He said he lost a few fish to some pesky bar-
    racuda.
    The Anna Maria City Pier reports fishing is a
    little slow, but there are still some snook catches at
    night and a few sheepshead and black drum being
    landed.
    On my boat Magic, we've been catching some reds
    and sheepshead, mostly around the docks in the bay.
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    FUTON SOFA BED: ALL OAK, honey finish, no metal,
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    DISHWASHER: Amana 4000. Works great, $50. 778-6561
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    HOUSEWARMINGS BY HORIGANS Saturday, Nov. 10. An-
    tiques, good clothes $2 each and miscellaneous household
    items. Under the Sun Antiques, Holmes Beach.
    MOVING-IN SALE: One day only! Saturday, Nov. 10, 9am-
    4pm. 600 Manatee Ave., #118, Westbay Cove condomini-
    ums, Holmes Beach.
    MOVING/GARAGE SALE: Saturday, Nov. 10, 9am-lpm.
    Twin-bed suite, single adjustable bed, queen bed, desk, cre-
    denza, baby crib, 20-inch gas stove, gas wall heater. Hot water
    heater; gas and electric. 700 Manatee, #703, Westbay Cove
    South, Holmes Beach. Phone, 778-4523.


    CRITTER SITTER Six years in pet care, 21 years as an Is-
    land resident. Tender, loving care for your pets with in-home
    visits. 778-6000.
    THREE FREE KITTENS: One male, two females, vet tested
    with shots. About 8 weeks old. Adorable, smart. 778-7980.


    1996 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF CABRIO. 2-Liter engine, 5-
    speed, 26,000 miles. Clean and in very good condition,
    $11,800. 778-6561.


    GULFFRONT

    Holmes Beach
    Featuring one of the most expansive and prettiest views
    anywhere on Anna Maria Island. Enjoy 100 feet of Gulffront
    with sea oats, small dunes and loads of privacy. Impecca-
    bly kept, the three bedrooms and living room all face the
    beach and open onto a 52-foot private deck. This gorgeous
    and informal home features large rooms, a fireplace, two
    baths plus a "beach clean-up" bath in the garage. Designed
    by renowned Island architect H. Patterson Fletcher, this
    home is a "must consider" if you're searching for the
    perfect beach house. $1,700,000.

    Mike 778-6696
    Norm an 1-800-367-1617
    R l i f^3101 Gulf Drive
    Realty inc.v M Holmes Beach, FL 34217
    www.mikenormanrealty.com


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



    MAITRE D'/SERVER-with fine dining experience. Call Chef
    Damon at Ooh La La!, 778-5320.

    CERTIFIED PEST CONTROL operator for local landscape
    maintenance company. Fax resume to 383-9620.
    NOW HIRING Full-time cook and kitchen help. Call Scott at
    Banana Cabana, 779-1930.
    HELP WANTED for all positions. Rotten hours, rotten pay.
    Call Rotten Ralph's at 778-3953, or apply in person.


    MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, patio gardens, trim-
    ming, clean-up, edgings, more. Hard-working and respon-
    sible. Excellent references. Edward 778-3222.


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    FEATURING:
    Spacious 1 & 2 BR Apartments
    Attractive Island Location
    Pool & Spa
    Fitness Center
    Lake or Nature Views
    Optional Garages
    Free Boat Parking*
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    941-795-4899
    HOURS: Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5
    Directions From U.S. 41, travel west on Manatee
    Avenue (SR 64) and across Palma Sob Causeway
    to Perico Island. Town & Country Perico
    will be on the left.
    www.tchome.com
    Limited time offer, certain restrictions apply.
    Size restrictions apply.


    LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appointments, air-
    ports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine Cab. Serving the Is-
    lands. 778-5476.

    COMPUTER TRAINING: Microsoft-certified systems engi-
    neer available to assist with in-home computer training. Ba-
    sic to advanced training for software, Internet, e-mail, digital
    photography. Installing software programs, hardware. Gift cer-
    tificates available. Call 778-9436, or cell 704-7662.

    BATHROOM REMODELING. Water damaged drywall, tiling,
    texturing, painting. Reliable, over 20 years experience. Call
    Fred, 752-7758 or 545-6141, cell.
    COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your computer
    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, hardware, software, net-
    work, commercial, private. Call 778-8473.

    HURRICANE PROTECTION for your home. Choose shutters or
    Glass Sentinel, a super-strength protective shield. Call ESP Is-
    land Shutters. Licensed, insured, free estimates. Call 778-2840.







    REALTOR.
    27 Years of Professional Service
    OUR LISTINGS DON'T EXPIRE, WE SELL THEM!
    RIVER OAKS 2BR/2BA. Clubhouse, hid. pool. tennis. $124.900.
    PERICO SHORES LAKEFRONT 3BR/2BA quality home.
    Room for pool. Furniture included. $324,900.
    COMMERCIAL
    STYLING SALON 8 station, established over 35 years. S39.000.
    WALGREENS Triple Net. Good CAP. $2,650.000.
    SUPERMARKET- Plus rental income and inventory. 53,. 150,000.
    VACANT CONVENIENCE STORE SITE Sarasota. $419.000.
    SEASONAL RENTALS
    IMPERIAL HOUSE 2BR, Gullf to bay (3 month min.)
    5400 G(;ULF DRIVE I BR. Guliviews (3 monlh minl.)
    2BR/2BA canalfront home.
    1BRI1BA duplex (Jan. & Feb.)
    2BR duplex (Jan., Feb.. March)
    ANNUAL RENTALS
    3BR/2BA newer home with elevator.
    5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
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    Realty Co.


    314 Pine Avenue Anna Maria
    (941) 779-0732 Toll Free: (866) 779-0732

    Island Properties For Sale
    2BR/2BA, 1BR/1BA; ground-level duplex
    .......................................................... $ 2 5 7 ,5 0 0 .
    3BR/2BA updated Key Royale canal home with
    bay view ................................................... $5 19 ,000 .
    Island West (LBK) Gulffront condo. ....... $550,000.
    2BR/2BA bayfront home with 3BR/2BA guest
    ho use ....................................................... $ 94 9 ,500 .

    Island Seasonal Rentals
    Available for upcoming season.
    2BR/1 BA Ground-level duplex .............. $1,800 mo.
    2BR/1BA Single-family home............. $2,100 mo.
    2BR/2BA Canal home with dock........... $2,600 mo.
    2BR/2BA Elevated duplex
    w ith spa ............................................... $2,600 m o.
    3BR/2BA Cottage with tropical
    setting ...................... ....................... $3,400 m o.
    2BR/2.5BA Pool home on
    B im ini B ay ............................................. $3,500 m o.
    2BR/2BA Townhouse with pool,
    close to beach ....................................... $3,050 m o.

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    ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING for great results, wash
    away mildew, dirt and salt. Thorough, reasonable and reliable.
    Free estimates, licensed and insured. 778-0944.

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

    CLEAN WINDOWS! Wouldn't that be nice? Local license, in-
    sured. Chris' Window Cleaning, 725-0399.

    HOUSE CLEANING. Reliable work, reasonable rates. Call
    Monica at 704-4075.
    QUALITY, DEPENDABLE, GUARANTEED! Lawn
    maintenance, including tree work, clean-ups, landscap-
    ing. Commercial/residential. Free estimates. Call Mid-
    west Mowing at 779-0939.
    ROYAL MAID SERVICE. Licensed, bonded, insured. Profes-
    sional, experienced maids. Free estimates, gift certificates
    available. Call now; 727-9337 or 72-SWEEP.


    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 BR/1 BA now only $435,000
    CALL TODAY FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS!



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    MARi.E t. iC REAL ESTATE
    FRANKL, REA T Y BROKER
    "We ARE the Island."
    9805 Gull Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria. Florida 34216
    1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250


    TWO CHEFS PERSONAL CHEF SERVICES. Catering to
    your every need. Holidays, special occasions, private dinners,
    packages. Gift certificates available. 778-4532. www.two-
    chefs-catering.com.

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

    JACKSON HOLMES PAINTING Interior, exterior, waterproof-
    ing. Residential/commercial. Life-time local resident. Fully in-
    sured. 224-1560, cell.
    FURNITURE UPHOLSTERY, cushions, etc. Repair and re-
    storing antique specialist. Island Upholstery. 121 Bridge St.
    Free estimates. 778-4335.

    ALL PRO PRESSURE CLEANING Inc. Homes and commer-
    cial buildings. Pool decks and cages, driveways and walks. Tile
    roofs and shingles (no pressure). Free estimates. 756-0102.


    WATERFRONT HOMES
    2306 Canasta Drie............... .. .. ... 1.095.000
    201 North Harbor Drie. ........................ 899.000
    615 Ivanhoe Lane .. ............. NEW 5729.000
    619 Ivanhoe Lane ........ . NEW 5629.000
    722 Key Royale Drive ................ .......... S569.000
    122 Hammock Rd ........... . .. .......... .. S~05.000
    LAND HOMES CONDOS & LOTS
    Bradenton Beach Club ....................from S500.000
    210 67th St....................... REDUCED! S399.000
    203 North Harbor .................................... S439.000
    Beachuwalk Tounhomes New Project .... from ;434.900
    41 1 Spring Ave ........ .. ........ NEW S380.000
    2903 Gulf Drive. ....... ..... ..... NEW 5369.000
    308 57h1 Street ............ .. .............. S369,000
    4002 6th ,sA e ............. ........ S389.000
    501 70 Street ............................ NEW q329.000
    710 Norlh Shore lot .............................. 299.000
    212 75th St .................. .............. NEW S285,000
    107B 73 Street. ................. .. NEW S239,000
    DLI PLEES
    308 57th St1..................... ......... ....... S369.000
    104 7th St. South .................... ... NEW S349.000
    204 65th St .. ...................NEW S299.000
    FOUR-PLEXES
    106 7th S ..... . .................................. 849.000
    104 23rd Street North ............................ $599.999
    MAINLAND
    2418 90th Si NW ................. 3.495.000
    74 19 8th Are. N ...... ............................ 229.900


    CHAMBERLAIN PROFESSIONAL CLEANING. Residential
    and condos. Free estimates. Experienced, affordable, de-
    pendable and honest. Local references. 545-5510.
    PHOTOGRAPHY. Holiday specials! Professional wedding
    day photos, and glamour or family portraits at reasonable
    rates. Gift certificates available. 704-7283, or 778-9436.
    www.hometown.aol.com/jlrobertsonphoto/photo.html


    ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If it is bro-
    ken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior discount. Call 778-
    2581 or 713-0676.
    JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns, native
    plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup. Island resident
    25 years. Call 778-6508.

    SPRINKLER SYSTEM and landscape service. New installa-
    tions and repair. Free estimates. Call us and save money!
    228-6431.


    Tropical

    Properties


    5500 Marina Drive
    Holmes Beach, FL
    941-779-2580
    Fax: 941 779-2602
    After Hours:
    Larry Albert 725-1074
    Greg Oberhofer 720-0932


    NORTH POINTE HARBOUR
    720 KEY ROYALE DRIVE


    New 5BR/3.5BA home. Deep-water canal access to
    Tampa Bay. Maple cabinetry with granite
    countertops. Ceramic tile and wood floors. Elevator.
    New seawall. Immediate occupancy. $995,000.

    BUILD YOUR NEW ISLAND BEACH HOUSE!
    TWO GREAT LOTS: 803 Gladiolus St., $340,000,
    and 303 South Bay, $295,000.
    Call today! 779-2580


    The Islander


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    UNOBSTRUCTED GULF VIEW from this his-
    toric beach cottage. 2BR/1 BA turnkey furnished
    with deeded boat dock. S279,900. Call Jane
    Grossman at 778-4800 or 778-4451.


    RARE OPPORTUNITY 7BR licensed ALF one
    block to the beach. Wonderfully updated, would
    make a great "Bed and Breakfast". $759,000. Call
    Jane Grossman or Nicole Skaggs at 778-4800


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    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.


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    3BR/2BA ISLAND HOME turnkey furnished
    with a dock. Front and rear decks. Catch every
    breeze. $285,000. Call Ed Oliveira at 778-4800
    or 705-4800.


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    l'A(GE 28 NOV. 7, 2001 0 THE ISLANDER

    Commercial Residential Free Estimates
    Sandy's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
    Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
    SeAr i We Monitor Irrigation Systems
    INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
    778-1345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
    Established in 1983

    Ki? _".'__ STATE LICENSED & INSURED
    L=SV ,,'- 0CRC 035261 EXPERIENCED
    Lg @ Th --L^ x JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION
    CONSTRUCTION Remodeling Contractors
    CONSTRUCTION
    CONSTRUCTION In-house plan designs
    6 N .T R -I, Building Anna Maria since 1975
    (@@N, g oJE.,V U(941) 778-2993



    Residential Commercial
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    Licensed/Insured Serving Anna Mana Island Since 1986 761-8900

    Paradise Improvements 778-4173
    -Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
    11ll __ Replacement Doors and Windows
    u-ly Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
    S--- Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
    Lic#CBC056755



    Water Damaged Drywall Tiling Painting
    HAND AND SPRAY TEXTURE
    Clean, Honest, Reliable More than 20 years experience
    = Fred 752-7758 Cellular 545-6141


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





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

    SHELL DELIVERED and spread. $27/yard. Hauling: all
    kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free estimates. Call Larry
    at 795-7775.

    STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPING. Installations, clean-ups,
    pruning, irrigation, trees, edging, rip-rap, mulch, rock, patios,
    shell, seawall fill. Reliable and insured. 727-5066.
    GILLIS & GILLIS ENT. Crushed, washed shell, topsoil, land-
    scaping services. We install shell driveways. Serving
    Sarasota and Keys since 1978. Fully licensed and insured.
    753-2954 or 376-2954, cell.


    VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/exterior,
    pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island references. Dan or Bill,
    795-5100 or cell 809-3100.
    JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling con-
    tractors. In-house plan designs. State licensed and insured.
    Many Island references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
    INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free estimates. 35-
    year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at 778-1730.
    CHRISTIES PLUMBING Island and off-Island service since
    1975. Repairs and new construction. Free estimates, no
    overtime charges. Now certifying back flow at water meters.
    (FL#RF0038118) 778-3924 or 778-4461.
    WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more by Hunter
    Douglas and other major manufacturers. Lifetime warranty.
    Call Island resident Keith Barnett for a free in-home consul-
    tation. Many Island references, 15 years experience. 941-
    778-3526 or 730-0516.

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

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

    ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodeling, re-
    pairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths. Free esti-
    mates. Lic#CGC061519, #CCC057977, #PE0020374. In-
    sured. Call 720-0794.

    25 YEARS EXPERIENCE, highly skilled, dependable res-
    toration/renovation expert, carpenter, fine finishing contrac-
    tor. Kitchen/bathroom specialist. Repairs, painting. Paul
    Beauregard, 779-2294.

    KEN & TINA DBA Griffin's Home Improvements. Handy-
    man, 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.
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    CARL V. JOHNSON JR. Contractor. Remodeling, additions,
    new homes, design service. Free estimates. Call 795-1947.
    Lic #RR-0066450.
    MIKE McCALEB, ARCHITECT, P.A. 10-year Island resi-
    dent, 25 years experience. Remodels, new homes, commer-
    cial. FEMA, DEP, waterfront. #AR-0014004. 778-5560.
    HANDY ANTHONY. Jack of most trades. Home refurbish-
    ing and detailing, 778-6000.
    MASON with 25-years experience. Glass, block, cinderblock,
    brick, tile. Walls built and repaired. Cement repairs. Chris,
    795-3034



    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.

    STEPS TO THE BEACH. 2BR/1BA with washer/dryer,
    screened lanai. $800/monthly, utilities not included. 778-1345.
    ANNA MARIA PROPERTIES desperately needed! Imme-
    diate waiting list for rental units, especially 3BR/2BA. Call
    Tracy at Wedebrock Real Estate 778-6665.


    AUTUMN SPECIAL 1 BR/2BA, furnished, dean, steps from
    beach, Anna Maria Island. Pets welcome. $298/week; $998/
    month, plus tax. Call 778-1098.
    HOLMES BEACH CANALFRONT home. 2BR/2BA fur-
    nished home, garage, laundry, dock, many extras. Available
    monthly/weekly. Open now through Dec. 31. Cali 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.divefislhcom.
    ANNUAL RENTALS! 1BR and 2BR units available. Prices
    range $625 to $850/month. Call Fran Maxon Real Estate,
    778-2307.
    BEACH COTTAGE: 2BR/2BA. Close to Rod and Reel Pier-
    Available October through December. 778-7253.
    CANALFRONT HOME, beautifully furnished. 3BR/2BA.
    Available now though January 2002, and again AprdDecem-
    ber 2002. $1,750/month, plus utilities and tax. Located at 524
    75th St., Holmes Beach. Days call 920-1558, or after 5mn .
    485-1373.
    HOLMES BEACH vacation or annual rental. One block to
    beach. 3BR/2.5BA, family and living rooms, screened lanai,
    sleeps ten guests. Furnished or unfurnished. 778-7979-

    UNFURNISHED 1BR/1BA units on west side of Gulf Drive.
    Near beach and both attractive. Choice of Anna Maria or
    Holmes Beach location. $700/month and $725fmonth, in-
    cludes water. No pets, first, last, security. Anna Maria Really,
    778-2259.

    ANNUAL 2BR/2BA. Large screened lanai, carport, washer/
    dryer hookup. 404 79th St, Holmes Beach. $850/month, plus
    utilities. First, last, security. 794-9990, or (703) 691-2526.
    BEAUTIFUL TROPICAL 3BR/2BA home, one block fromunorth
    Bean Point Beach. Off-season discounted rate$500/week. 779
    Jacaranda Rd., Anna Maria. Call owner, 761-9808.
    PANORAMIC BAY-VIEW, ground-floortriplex, fulyfnished,
    new ceramic tile. 1 BR and 2BR. Very nice, quiet vwth beau-
    tiful view. Steps to Gulf. Seasonal or possible annual- Non-
    smoking, no pets. 778-7107.

    MARIANNE CORRELL, REALTOR
    ]i ISLAND, CONDO AND.DupLE.: SPEc:IS-r
    "Personal Service is My First Namrel

    c 1 i (941) 778-6066



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    HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL 2BR/1BA. Great neighbor-
    hood- Steps to bay, beach and shopping. No pets. First, last,
    s:urit, $775/month. 778-5482.
    ANNA MARIA APARTMENT. 2BR/1 BA turnkey furnished.
    $700/month. First, last, security. 778-3523.
    WATERFRONT. SEASONAL in the heart of Anna Maria.
    Newly remodeled 2BR/2BA. Fantastic views. Walk to every-
    thing. 778-5482.

    BEACHFRONT Bean Point 2BR/2BA, newly remodeled, fur-
    rishedstfit-home on beach. Incredible panoramic view, great
    fishing. Available December-April. Minimum three-month
    rerntaL $3.600/month. 778-3645.

    1' ir LU AL 1 BR WATERFRONT apartment includes cable, wa-
    ter '750, moaih plus $750 security deposit. Call C.J., 741-8688.
    GREAT WINTER GETAWAY. 2BR/2BA condo, heated
    pool, pretty garden. Available January or March, $3,500/
    month. 778-0032.
    DIRECT BAYFRONT yearly unfurnished 2BR/2BA comer unit
    at Westbay Cove South. Spectacular views, newly remodeled,
    tennis, heated pool. Close to beach and shopping. Call Dave
    Moynihan. Realtor, at 778-2246, or 778-7976 evenings.
    PINE AVENUE unfurnished efficiency apartment. $500/
    month, annual lease. 778-5796.
    ROOM AND BATH in Holmes Beach, seasonal. Use of
    kitchen, laundry. Utilities included. One block to Gulf. $140/
    week or $525/month. 778-4192.
    WATERFRONT BEACH HOME available all winter. Turnkey fur-
    rished, upscale Key West style. Sweeping panoramic views. Pets
    on approaL S2,300month. 794-5980. Website: www.divefish.com.
    HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL. 2BR/2BA, new appliances, in-
    cuding washeridryer. Clean and updated. Ground level.
    $850/month. Marina Pointe Realty Co., 779-0732.
    POPULAR WESTBAY POINT and Moorings. 2BR/2BA
    tuw keyfunished. Sharp! $260,000. Call Dick Maher or Dave
    Jones at 778-4800, A Paradise Realty.
    GULFVIEW EFFICIENCY studio. $550/month with annual
    lease and $550 deposit. 2213 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton
    Beach, north side of street. Call 792-3226, after 5pm.
    ANNUAL RENTAL in Holmes Beach. 2BR/1 BA unit located
    Sn,-rt '.aIk Lt, beach. Unfurnished. Some utilities included.
    First last Security. 778-1193.
    SEASONAL r IEW 2BR/2BA. Steps to beach. $800/week
    or $2,600/month. Bark and Co. Realty, 778-5900-
    ANNUAL COTTAGE: Large 1 BR/1.5BA, 200 feet to beach.
    Quiet, private, washer/dryer hookup, pet maybe. $790/
    m-.nth includes utilities. 778-8571.
    BRA DErTON BEACH waterfront. 1BR and 2BR apartments
    ,,.ith ba.:,r,. Newly renovated, fully-furnished- Very clean, pri-
    vate. Week, month, season, or long-term. 778-4555.
    - r JNU AL 2BR/1 BA upstairs duplex with porch. Good area,
    dean, modem, :i ;.h:.asrner private parking. Block to beach.
    $698/month. Cell 410-4466, or 924-5199.
    AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY! Holmes Beach 2BR/1BA
    canaffront, elevated home. Upscale furnishings, newly deco-
    rated. Private dock and just steps to beach. Prefer seasonal
    renters- $2,500/month- 216 S. Harbor Drive. Call (813) 971 -
    7999 day or 813-920-3845 evenings.
    ANNA MARIA KEY ROYALE Canalfront. 2BR/2BA up-
    graded home. Family room, sunset terrace, dock, garage,
    'aundr, Bright and open. $3,200/monthly. (813) 991-5462.


    BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED 1BR/1BA Holmes Beach.
    Across from beach. Utilities, cable television included. No-
    vember-December $400/week, $1,500/month; January-
    April. $525/week or $1,800/month. 778-8211.
    ANNUAL RENTAL: 2400 Avenue C. Unfurnished 2BR/1 BA,
    newly painted, washer/dryer in unit, cable, water, heated
    pool. 100 yards to Gulf. $825/month, first, last, $500 deposit.
    Mike Norman Realty, 778-6696.
    HOLMES BEACH unfurnished annual rental. 2BR/1.5BA
    with washer/dryer and good parking. $850/month. 778-4010.
    SEASONAL RENTALS January-March 2002. Longboat Vil-
    lage 2BR home, $3,000/month. Holmes Beach 2BR home,
    $3,500/month. Palma Sola 2BR Townhouse, $2,200/month.
    Perico Bay 2BR villa, $2,600/month. Call for discounts, No-
    vember and December. Real Estate Mart, 756-1090.
    HOLMES BEACH RENTAL: Great 3BR/2BA open floor plan,
    ranch-style home. Kitchen, laundry, garage, lanai. Available Dec.
    1 with security and references. $1,350/month. Vinnie, 545-6118.
    ANNUAL RENTAL: Small 3BR duplex close to the Gulf in
    Holmes Beach. $725/month, includes water/trash. Green
    Real Estate, 778-0455.
    HOLMES BEACH: 1 BR/1 BA with shower, fully furnished, ex-
    tra clean. Two blocks to Gulf. Utilities and cable television in-
    cluded. Available now through Dec. 31. 778-6310.
    ANNA MARIA DUPLEX available March through April. Fur-
    nished 2BR/1 BA, garage, lanai, patio, washer/dryer. Utilities,
    cable television included. $1,800/month. 778-8456.
    HOLMES BEACH 1 BR/1 BA seasonal/annual duplex. Close
    to beach and shopping. From $600/month. 779-2114.
    ANNUAL LARGE 1 BR/1 BA with French doors to a private
    courtyard and washer/dryer. No pets. $695/month, plus utili-
    ties and two months security. Call Lee, 302-0779.
    SEASONAL FURNISHED new home in Anna Maria. 2BR/
    2BA elevated. One block to beach. Available now through
    April. (813) 251-9201.
    ROOM AND BATH, seasonal. Use of kitchen, laundry. Utili-
    ties included. One block to Gulf. Holmes Beach. $140/weekly
    or $525/month. 778-8550.
    ROOMMATE(S) WANTED: Beautiful home in Bradenton
    Beach with pool. One or two females. Reasonable rent for
    right personss. 779-9146, or 224-0997.
    LARGE DELUXE TILED annual Holmes Beach duplex.
    2BR/2BA with bonus room, washer/dryer hook-up, carport,
    One-car garage. Inside entrances from carport and garage.
    Only steps to beach. $1,000/month, plus utilities. 778-3427.
    1BR/1BA APARTMENT. Furnished Cortez Village, water-
    front annual. $675/month with seasonal rental or $850/month
    with monthly rental. Utilities included. No pets. 778-1086.
    BEST VALUE! Sandpiper Mobile Resort, turkey furnished,
    senior park. Steps to beach. All utilities, including cable televi-
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    DEEP SALTWATER CANALFRONT home with dock, clean/
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    $229,000. Both very close to Lemon Bay, no bridges, located
    just south Englewood/Manasota Key. It's what "Anna Maria
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    vacations or year-round living. Turnkey furnished, new tile, paint,
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