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"The Best News on Anna Maria Island"
Volume 10, no. 1, Nov. 14, 2001 FREE
New elementary school budget: $5.17 million
Anna Maria Elementary School definitely has
$5.17 million to construct, renovate, or combine the
two options for a new school.
"You can take this to the bank," said school board
member Harry Kinnan to the AME Student Advisory
Director Dan Wise and project director Larry
Roemer, both of Manatee County schools' construction
services division, accompanied Kinnan to the SAC
meeting to talk about the future development of Anna
Maria Elementary School.
They announced the other members of the project
team: Kinnan, Elementary School Management Direc-
tor Tom Walker, honorary member [former King
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Island newspaper history began with Marshall
Ellen Marshall was surprised and delighted to see the mural painted several years ago on the north wall of
Home True Value Hardware in the Island Shopping Center. The man pictured is reading Marshall's Anna Maria
Key News, the first continuously published newspaper on Anna Maria Island. It published between 1949-51,
during a time when Island consolidation was a hot topic inmmnediately followed by incorporation of Holmes
Beach and Bradenton Beach. The history of The Islander is examined this week, marking the ninth anniversary
of this newspaper. Note the volume number this week: Vol. 10, no. 1, starting our 10th year. More inside ...
Islander Photo: Bonner Joy
Tidemark, DEP agreement in works
By Rick Catlin
Developer Nick Easterling of the Tidemark condo-
minium/hotel project in Holmes Beach said his firm
has reached a settlement agreement with the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection.
The project is slated to replace the former Pete
Reynard's/Marina Bay restaurant and two residential
duplexes at 5325 Marina Drive, and abutting Sunrise
Lane, between Captain's Marina and First Union Bank.
An adjunct to the development is an anticipated spa,
health and fitness center in the former Eckerd building.
Tidemark had appealed a DEP ruling in June that
denied the company's request for an exemption from
obtaining a required DEP permit to dredge 3,756
square feet of channel to create a four-foot bottom,
move a seawall inland 40 feet, and construct a new,
170-foot seawall. Tidemark had claimed the seabottom
was actually land belonging to the project and exempt
However, said Easterling, he is not at liberty to
reveal specifics of the settlement until the agreement
has been forwarded to him by his attorneys.
"I can't give you the details, but I expect to have
them in two or three days," said Easterling last Friday.
He did say the agreement would pave the way for
the start of construction and maintenance dredging of
the channel once the project is 50 percent pre-sold. He
expects that figure to be reached within the next few
weeks and he'd like to start construction and dredging
Tidemark has already been approved by the DEP
to maintenance dredge the channel to remove silt and
sediment but not to create any new sea waters or bot-
But Mark Petersen of the DEP in Tampa said it's
a bit premature to say an agreement has been reached.
"There is a tentative draft agreement, but it has not
been finalized, and I have no indication of when [de-
tails] can be released," he said.
Petersen also said the DEP is working on a new
permit application from Tidemark that is "indepen-
dent" from any settlement agreement regarding the
The new permit application from Tidemark is to
construct the 170-foot seawall 40 feet landward and
PLEASE SEE TIDEMARK, NEXT PAGE
Middle School principal and Island resident] Nancy
Carson, District Planner Mike Pendley, AME Principal
Tim Kolbe and AME-SAC President Joyce Karp.
. And they introduced the selected architect for the
project, also a member of the project team, Ernie
PLEASE SEE SCHOOL, NEXT PAGE
seeks civic support
By Diana Bogan
The Holmes Beach Parks and Beautification Com-
mittee is seeking letters of support from Island civic
organizations for a proposed gazebo.
A grant application has been.submitted to the
Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Di-
vision of Recreation and Parks, and, according to
Holmes Beach Superintendent of Public Works Joe
Duennes, the next step is to follow up with letters of
support from local organizations.
Duennes said that any group in support of the
committee's efforts to build a community gazebo on
city property is encouraged to write a letter to Holmes
Beach by Nov. 28.
The proposed gazebo would tie in with the city's
recreational area, which includes the Birdie Tebbetts
Field, a shuffleboard area and a proposed soccer field.
The grant request is for $97,500, which would al-
low the city to build an open-air gazebo with an at-
tached pavilion for bathroom facilities.
The committee hopes the gazebo would be used as
a gathering point for residents as well as a venue for
Letters of support should be addressed to the City
of Holmes Beach, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach
Thanksgiving service Nov. 21
Anna Maria Island's traditional ecumenical
Thanksgiving service will feature the Island's pas-
tors and church choirs at Roser Memorial Commu-
nity Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City.
The service will be Thanksgiving eve,
Wednesday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m., said the sponsor-
ing All Island Denominations.
The Rev. Dr. William Grossman, pastor of
Harvey Memorial Church, will deliver the sermon.
Other pastors who will read Scriptures and/or lead
prayers are the Revs. Gary Batey of Roser; H.R.
Ellis and Bernard Evanovsky, St. Bernard Catho-
lic Church; Jack Hyde, Episcopal Church of the
Annunciation; Danith Kilts, Gloria Dei Lutheran
Church, and Ed Northrup, Island Baptist Church.
A reader from the First Church of Christ Scientist
will read Scriptures.
The sponsoring AID emphasized that the ser-
vice is open to all residents and visitors.
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Dreher of SMRT Architectural Design of Sarasota. Yet
to be decided on the team is a construction manager.
Kinnan said "I can promise you my sister [teacher
Anne Kinnan] will keep me informed."
Wise said meetings to develop a master plan can
start immediately. The master plan project is budgeted
for $30,000 in this year's budget, and it is separate from
the $5.17 million, which is budgeted at $4 million in
2002-03 and $1.7 million in 2003-04.
Wise said the series of meetings to develop the
master plan will take into consideration all the priori-
ties of the SAC, school staff and community input.
"We'll get physical direction from Emie, and there
will be a professional analysis of the structures, code re-
search and zoning issues will be addressed," Roemer said.
SAC member Jim Meena questioned the allocation
of funding, saying $3 million was set aside in the past,
but nothing came of it.
Kolbe added, "We started construction team meet-
ings and it faded. The excitement is there, but there's
also a believe-it-when-we-see-it attitude."
Wise explained that the money mentioned in the
past was for the school district reserves, not allocated
construction dollars. He reiterated that at the board's
finance meeting, the budget sheet "identifies all the
dollars we're talking about."
The dollars are allocated on the basis of $1,066 per
student, times the school population, he said. Presently
the school's enrollment is 326, so the math appears to
be off slightly, but no one remarked on the discrepancy
at the meeting. The population at the school five years
ago hit the 450 mark.
Dreher said he was open minded about the school's
design and the potential of the campus. He indicated
there was some interest in saving the auditorium, and
that would be fine, but most of the buildings did not
appear to have historical value. "Everything will be
determined by the master plan process," he said.
The first project team meeting is yet to be finalized.
Tidemark-DEP near accord
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dredge 3,756 square feet of channel basin to the four-
foot depth in an area running west from the duplexes
on the property to the restaurant building. This would
essentially widen the canal there by 40 feet allow-
ing more and larger boats to dock there.
In its original request to the DEP, Tidemark had
asked for an exemption from an Environmental Re-
source Permit for the seawall and dredging because, it
claimed, the sea bottom in this area was part of the land
purchased by the developers.
Holiday lighting contest judging
Nov. 21 in Bradenton Beach
It's time to get out the holiday decorations for the
fifth annual Bradenton Beach Christmas Prelude deco-
rative light contest.
Judges will cruise the streets of the city the night
of Nov. 21. Four categories will be judged retail
stores; restaurants and lounges; motel/hotel and condo-
miniums; and residential homes. Prizes will be
awarded during the Christmas Prelude Nov. 22,
Thanksgiving night. No registration is needed, just turn
on the holiday lights.
First- and second-place awards are $100 and $50,
respectively, in each category. Judging will be mem-
bers of the not-for-profit organization Legacy III, spon-
sor of the events Emily Anne Smith, John Chappie
and Lea Ann Bessonette.
The holiday lighting starts the festivities for the
Christmas Prelude on Bridge Street beginning at 6:30
p.m. Thanksgiving. The prelude features choral groups
Bridge Street will be closed to vehicular traffic for
the event, and event organizers urge people to bring a
lawn chair to sit on. Parking will be allowed on rights
Last year, more than 5,000 people attended the
For more information, call 778-3113.
Anna Maria cleans up
Workers with Waste Management were on hand Nov. 10 for the semi-annual fall cleanup in Anna Maria City.
Islander Photo: J.L. Robertson
The DEP denied the exemption request in June, but
allowed for an appeal, which Tidemark subsequently filed.
Easterling has also settled a lawsuit brought by
adjacent landowners Lance Spotts and Tina and Dan
The Tidemark project was approved by the Holmes
Beach City Commission in June in a 4-1 vote, despite
objections by environmental groups and some land-
owners in the immediate vicinity.
In its original application to Holmes Beach, Tide-
mark had claimed the density of rooms at the site would
be 10 units per acre, based upon 4.06 acres of land, or
176,853.6 square feet. The total square footage of all
four lots used for the Tidemark project, according to
Manatee County tax records, is 148,359 square feet.
Tidemark argued successfully to the city commis-
sion that density requirements did not apply for the
project because Tidemark was building a marina and
marinas are allowed to have "lodging." Under the city
code, there is no specific density per acre requirement
for marina lodging, Tidemark said.
No plat maps, survey or information on square
footage for the two lots representing where the Marina
Bay restaurant now stands were submitted with the site
plans by the developer to the Holmes Beach building
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continues; lane closure Thursday
By Paul Roat
Inspections to determine the condition of the Anna
Maria Bridge are continuing, with intermittent lane clo-
sures expected from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday,
The examinations are part of a Florida Department
of Transportation process to evaluate the condition of
the 44-year-old bridge. Crews are looking at the struc-
tural, mechanical and electrical systems on the bridge.
"The results will determine the feasibility of repairing
the bridge," according to the DOT.
DOT held a public workshop on the Island in Au-
gust to explain the process to those interested. More
than 100 comments were received at the meeting, and
those results as well as the replies to questionnaires sent
to them by mail after the meeting have been compiled
by the DOT.
Based on the comment forms as assessed by the
DOT, Islanders aie split on the high-level, repair-reha-
bilitate options. Seven people urged no high-level span,
but instead repair or rehabilitate the existing bridge -
and seven said a high-level bridge was needed.
Five people said anew bridge was needed without
concern for height..
Other questions Iand the number of responses for
each are listed below. The questions listed rated the
most common responses; other comments were also
offered on. myriad issues and concerns.
What is your biggest concern about the repair, re-
habilitation or replacement of the bridge? "No high
bridge" was the response of seven people, followed by
five who wanted a new bridge to facilitate evacuation.
Four responders questioned why it had taken so long
to replace the existing bridge, four urged no loss of
ambiance in any bridge decision, three questioned cost
and two urged a new high-level bridge be built for
What do you like most about the existing bridge?
Seven people said "nothing." Four enjoyed the ability
to slow down and look at water and birds while on it.
Three believed the bridge was appropriate for the Is-
land. Two believed its low height made it less intrusive
than a higher span.
What do you like the least about the existing
bridge? Ten said traffic delays, three its age and safety,
three said its lack of safety lanes, two cited its constant
need of repair.
What do you think is important for the DOT to
consider during the bridge study? Five said desires of
all residents, four said safety concerns, two said cost
should be the bottom line, two said how to replace the
bridge, two said what the long-term needs of the area
should be, not to be determined by activists.
Another public workshop, tentatively scheduled
for this month, has been postponed. DOT spokesper-
son Maryemma Bachelder said the- next workshop
would probably be in early 2002.
"We really don't have anything to say about the
bridge right now," she said, "since the inspections are
still going on."
Public meeting scheduled for Peacock Lane
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore announced
thafa public meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday,
Nov. 15, to discuss efforts to hook Peacock Lane up to
the Manatee County sewer system.
According to City Treasurer Rick Ashley, the per-
cenitage of agreeable homeowners will make a differ-
ence in the cpunty'' willingness to add it .to the
county's list of projects.
Commissioner Pat Geyer told the commission at a
recent meeting that Peacock Lane wasn't developed
when the rest of the city was hooked up to the county's
sewer lines in the 1970s.
City Attorney Pat .Petruff has advised that the
county typically looks to the'iesid'ents to pay approxi-
THE ISLANDER E NOV. 14, 2001 N PAGE 3
Anna Maria City
Nov. 15, 5:30 p.m., trolley committee meeting.
Nov. 15, 7 p.m., special city commission meeting on
Nov. 20, 7 p.m., regular city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m., board of adjustment meeting.
Agenda: setback request at 111 Seventh St. S.
Nov. 15, 1 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda:
computer proposal for city hall, workspace request for
planning and building department, banner sign re-
quests, certification of election results, consent agenda,
commission reports and public comment.
Nov. 19, 6:30 p.m., swearing-in of mayor and commis-
sioners, with special city commission meeting to fol-
low, including vice mayor appointment.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
Nov. 15, 6 p.m., special meeting for public input on
Peacock Lane sewer connection.
Nov. 16, 8 a.m., charter review committee meeting.
Nov. 19, 3 p.m., swearing-in of commissioners fol-
lowed by organizational meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
Nov. 15, 6 p.m., West Manatee Fire & Rescue District
Commission meeting, Station 1, 6001 Marina Drive,
Nov. 19, 3 p.m., Island Transportation Planning Orga-
nization, Bradenton Beach City Hall CANCELED.
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Most strange Anna Maria City Commission meeting
By Rick Catlin
Something unusually strange happened at the Anna
Maria city commission meeting on Thursday, Nov. 8.
Nothing unusual happened and that was strange. No ac-
cusations, no name-calling, no denunciations from the
public floor. In fact, you might say the meeting was a
lesson in "civil" government, especially compared with
the fireworks of the special commission meeting on
cell towers on Nov. 1.
Discipline of elected officials
Maybe the calm was because the potentially hot
item on the agenda Discussion of Disciplinary Op-
tions Against Elected Officials the one that more
than a few people turned out to hear, never made it to
Vice Mayor Tom Skoloda noted that the item was
left over from the last regular commission meeting and
he had asked that it be moved to the top of the agenda
for this meeting. Instead, it was listed as the last item
of business by Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh.
In response to a question from Skoloda,
Deffenbaugh said the reason to keep the item last was
that a special city commission meeting on the subject
had been scheduled for Dec. 11. He felt there were
other, more important items to deal with presently.
Skoloda said the item has been on the agenda for
several meetings, but has never made it to discussion.
He thought the commission could "dispose" of the item
at this meeting. "It may not require that much time, or
a special meeting," he said and asked for a motion to
bring the item forward. No motion was made and the
item stayed at the end of the agenda. The meeting
ended at 9 p.m. without the item being heard.
One important agenda item, however, was the
beach renourishment project for Anna Maria Island,
including the city.
Manatee County environmental projects manager
Charlie Hunsicker said the renourishment project being
done by the county is ready to go to bid and that it was
good news for beachfront property owners and the city.
Anna Maria will have .6 of a mile of beach
renourished between Maple Street and Sycamore with
enough sand deposited on the beach to make a strip
between 200 and 230 feet wide, he said. After six or
seven months, there may be only a 120-foot-wide strip
of beach, but this should last about nine or 10 years,
The last beach renourishment project on Anna
Maria Island took place in 1992-93, but the city opted
out of that plan, he indicated.
Now, this beach renourishment for Anna Maria is
a "valuable addition to the safety and security of our
Island," said Hunsicker.
Contractors can bid on two start dates: Jan. 30,
2002, or April 15. Bids will be opened on Nov. 27 and
a decision on the start date will be made by the county
commission at its Dec. 4 meeting.
The current plan is to bring in a barge with sand
taken from a shoal about 2,000 feet offshore, then
pump it onto the beach. From there, trucks and bulldoz-
ers will move the sand to where it is needed. Hunsicker
said this method would only take between seven and 10
days to lay and spread the sand for the Anna Maria
portion of the project, while trying to truck sand from
an inland location would take 35 to 40 days.
The entire beach renourishment project for the Is-
land covers about 5.6 miles of beach. Cost of the en-
tire 5.6 miles is estimated at $9.75 million with mon-
eys coming from federal, state and county funds. The
City of Anna Maria portion comes only from state
funds and the county tourism tax. The city, in effect, is
paying nothing for the new beach.
But as with everything free, there is a price tag.
Hunsicker needs a few exemptions from current city
ordinances for the project to proceed. And he needs an
agreement the city will keep its current public parking
and beach access points.
The renourishment operation will take place 24
hours a day for the seven- to 10-day time frame and
has to be lighted at night. In addition, there will be
noise from bulldozers and front-end loaders on the
beach. The issue of no driving on the beach must
also be addressed, he said. Additionally, large pipes
will have to be stored on the beach for a few days
after completion of the work. Current city ordi-
nances prohibit all this activity.
Coastal Planning and Engineering's Rick
Spandoni, the county's renourishment consultant, rec-
ommended the city allow the contractor to use the
beach access at Palm Avenue, but he was open for
Commissioner Jay Hill thought the city had a no-
parking agreement with residents in the area and it
might be difficult to override that. A member of the
public suggested that the contractor use Pine Avenue
as it is designated for commercial use.
After more discussion on the proper procedures for
the city, the commission voted unanimously to direct
city attorney Jim Dye to draft an ordinance creating a
special permit with relief from ordinances for the
project. Dye stressed the ordinance would not be "too
broad based" and would address the issue of "unin-
Hill noted that the county would apply to the city
for the permit.
Dye then pointed out the city and county need an
interlocal agreement to deal with easements and rights
of way for this project.
Hunsicker concurred, saying that without such an
agreement on access points and parking, Anna Maria
might lose future state funding. "We need an agreement
on how those access points and parking spaces will be
preserved," he said.
Presently, Anna Maria meets all the parking space
and access point requirements by the state. Longboat
Key does not meet state requirements and can only get
20 percent funding from the federal government for a
beach renourishment project.
Hunsicker said he will be back for the Nov. 27
Anna Maria special commission meeting on parking
with such an agreement.
Asked by a member of the public whether the city
might have to add public parking because of the
project, Hunsicker said Anna Maria's current parking
situation meets state beach renourishment guidelines.
"What you have is fine today. There is no need to
add or change parking. It meets the test," he said. An
agreement is needed to ensure adequate parking and
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beach access points for any future application for beach
Deffenbaugh asked if city residents who had not
opted into the renourishment plan could now get in, but
Hunsicker said, sadly, it is "too late." Those people will
have to wait for the next renourishment in about nine
Outside building inspection services
Turning to more mundane, but equally important
matters, the commission heard a report from city Build-
ing Official George McKay on the cost of hiring an
outside contractor to perform building inspection ser-
vices compared with what it costs the city.
Skoloda said the commission was concerned with
what would happen without a building inspector, as had
happened in the past, or if there was a backlog of in-
spections that required outside help to clear.
From McKay's report, said Skoloda, the city would
not "come out as well financially" by paying for a pri-
vate inspector, "but at least the services would be pro-
vided without break."
Commissioner John Michaels felt the city would
actually lose considerable money with an outside in-
Hill raised the subject of private citizens hiring
their own inspection services. He said a review of the
outside services was needed, including a look at who
is paying for legal fees in the event of a lawsuit against
an outside inspector.
A motion was made to turn the matter over to Dye
for input, review and recommendations on a contract
for an outside contractor for inspection services.
City staffing issues
Commissioner Linda Cramer then brought up the
issue of parental leave.
The current city policy for staff who take parenting
leave is a maximum four months without pay. In addi-
tion, the employee must pay the premium on his or her
health insurance through the city for the duration of
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The issue arose because a current city employee
had just taken maternity leave and it was discovered
she would have no health benefits unless she paid the
Commissioners discovered during discussion that
the ordinance regarding parental leave was written in
1993 and this could well be outdated due to more re-
cent state and federal legislation on the issue.
The long-term goal is to rewrite the ordinance. The
short-term problem was what to do about the city em-
ployee who would have to pay her own health benefits.
The commission determined the matter required a spe-
Cramer moved to pay the employee six weeks of sal-
ary and health benefits, but residents Shirley O'Day and
Ellen Trudelle opposed paying any salary, particularly as
the employee has only been with the city one year.
Hill agreed, saying it would be "remarkable" to pay
six weeks for just one year of employment. He did note
that the city should "move immediately" after this spe-
cific issue to put an up-to-date policy in place.
Resident Randall Stover, however, said the city
should be generous and not "leave this woman hang-
ing out there."
In the end, the commission voted to pay health insur-
ance premiums for six weeks for its administrative assis-
tant, Sharla Capitano, who gave birth to a son Nov. 3.
Michaels then moved to have Dye undertake a
review of all city ordinances governing staff leave and
benefits to bring them up to date.
City Clerk Alice Baird said every current city em-
ployee was hired under the 1993 ordinance and she
would like to see input from staff for any new person-
Following commission approval to send the mat-
ter to Dye for review, Skoloda observed it was now 9
p.m. and the end of time set aside for commission meet-
ings. He asked for a motion to extend the meeting,
which was made by Cramer, but failed for lack of a
After the meeting, several residents who attended
said they had come for an evening of entertainment and
were going home disappointed.
The next Anna Maria City Commission meeting is
scheduled for 7 p.m. Nov. 20.
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Island Kiwanis sale for scholars
Phyllis Bohnenberger, secretary, and Rich
Bohnenberger, foundation president, pitched in for
Kiwanis of Anna Maria Island at a fundraising citrus
sale Saturday and Sunday at Publix in Holmes
Beach. The Kiwanis Club supports many local
causes, including "Take Stock in Children, a
college scholarship program for economically needy
students. Islander Photo: J.L. Robertson
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Boy Scout Troop No. 102 is selling six-inch
poinsettias with foil hats as a holiday fundraiser.
Poinsettias are $6 each, or two for $10. Pre-
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$5.17, 5.17, 5.17 million!
Keep saying it, over and over, until like us, you be-
lieve it's true.
That's 5.17 million dollars "in the bank" to construct
a new elementary school. As it begins to sink in, the ex-
citement starts to swell inside.
The Manatee County School Board's five-year capi-
tal plan includes the building project, construction, pro-
fessional services and fixtures, furnishings and equip-
ment. The whole enchilada. Computers, phones, desks,
It's a dream come true, particularly if you're aware
of the cramped conditions at the school now, the aging
buildings, the dreaded portables, the flooding kitchen.
Students for as long as 20 years have been meeting
in classrooms crowded into the auditorium, a situation
that was only relieved within the past month, thanks only
to this year's reduced student population.
The new project's architect pointed out that eight
portable buildings proliferate on the campus, sandwiched
tightly between buildings constructed variously in 1949,
1956, 1961 and 1979.
He also noted rotting walkovers and a total lack of
compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and
There's very little worth saving, architect Ernie
Dreher said, but if that's what you decide you want, that's
what we'll do.
Dreher said there was some consideration for keep-
ing the present auditorium finally in use exclusively
as an auditorium.
Truthfully, it's outdated and too small for school-par-
ent events. A new auditorium would likely be outfitted
with state-of-the-art computerized accouterments.
And Dreher should be allowed a clean slate and a
broad brush to design the best new school he can for the
money. (Remember, $5.17 million.)
It won't be without inconveniences the construc-
tion that is. After all, they can't just tear down the old and
start anew. Kids gotta go to school.
Some considerations, Dreher said, will be for a two-
story school. Added parking. A required stormwater re-
Dare we ask, K-8? Upper grades on a third floor?
Well, with $5.17 million in our pockets, we can all
do a little dreaming.
We enter our 10th year publishing the "best news on
Anna Maria Island" with this week's issue. Volume 10,
We're proud of our accomplishments and we most
gratefully say, "Thank you for reading The Islander."
Nov. 14, 2001 Vol. 10, No. 1
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SLICK 'A really big apple for Anna Maria.' By Egan
The three cities on Anna Maria Island have come
together in support of preserving the Belle Haven Cot-
tage, an integral piece of Island history. About $8,000
was donated by the Island municipalities, which will
pay for moving the structure from Palmetto Avenue,
Anna Maria, to the Anna Maria Island Historical com-
plex at 402 Pine Avenue. The historical society is most
appreciative of the generous donations given by Anna
Maria City, Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach.
The cottage, which was built on the end of the city
pier about 1920, fell into the bay in 1926 and was
barged around the North Point, down the Gulf to Pal-
metto Avenue. It is now ready to be moved. When it
arrives at its destination (which should be any day) it
will be nestled among the trees in the Historical Park.
It is estimated the cost of restoration will be close
to $10,000. It will be furnished similar to a circa 1900
Cracker House. Anyone wishing to contribute to this
preservation project may send a tax-deductible dona-
tion to the Belle Haven Fund in care of the Anna Maria
Island Historical Society, P.O. Box 4315, Anna Maria
FL 34216. Thank you for your support.
AMIHS Administrator Carolyne Norwood, Anna
Credit card 'scam'
Beware: "A thank-you gift certificate" and "reward
certificate" is currently being mailed by certain banks
with Visa, Master Card and American Express credit
The certificates bear statements such as "Just $3.97
each covers shipping and handling. There's no hidden
catch." Or "Just $4.97 each covers it all, including ship-
ping and handling." The back has pictures of items but
The certificate order blank is mailed to the
bank's processing center together with the payment
for prior charges. The next credit card bill contains
the shipping and handling charges with the price of
the item added thereto.
If the cardholder protests the charge he is led
into a fruitless tour of 800 numbers until he gives up
in frustration. Finally he may refer the matter to the
U.S. postal inspectors-fraud as prima facie evidence
of use of the mail to defraud. Though the latter re-
solved the specific case in my favor, it is not recom-
mended due to the time and effort involved.
Do what I do now: Toss the certificate in the waste
Arthur S. Bussey, Holmes Beach
15 and a
As more and more people move to Florida attempt-
ing to share the same paradise many of us have known
and loved for generations, more things are being built
in our cultural environment.
Ask anyone who has lived here their whole lives
and they'll tell you our beautiful state just isn't the way
it used to be.
There is, however, an organization called the
Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage, i.e., FISH that
is working to preserve this land, focusing especially on
Cortez. I would like to enhance public awareness by
telling people of their goals and asking for as much
help in this organization as possible.
Right now probably the institute's most challeng-
ing endeavor is the purchase of the Schewe property.
Located on the east side of Cortez, it consists of 72
acres of wetlands and 23 acres of uplands rich in beau-
tiful landscape and animals.
Preserving this land will not only be preserving a
part of Florida's nature but also an important part of
Florida's culture. If FISH is successful in achieving this
goal, generations from now people will be able to ex-
perience and admire what little piece of paradise we
Emily Beck, age 15, Holmes Beach
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THE ISLANDER U NOV. 14, 20010 PAGE 7
The American way
In a week's time I had the opportunity to attend
both the Manatee County Commission and Bradenton
City Council meetings, respectively Oct. 2 and 10.
At the commissioners' meeting I came to speak in
hope in the spirit of unity that the commissioners would
join with city council members and come up with a solu-
tion to repeal the ban of alcohol consumption on the Palma
Sola Causeway and return the freedom of having a quiet
beer legally again as we have had for the past 30 years.
The commissioners, as expected, said this was a city
issue, yet they encouraged me to pursue my agenda to find
out why this so-called temporary ban was on the books.
So I went to the city council meeting, and during
our conversation I brought up the fact that the ban,
according to the city council's own words, was a tem-
porary ban during the road construction project for
safety reasons, and I asked city council member
Marianne Bamebey why did she make the statement to
the people of this community that if everyone would
behave themselves during the 14 months of construc-
tion, the city council would reconsider lifting the ban.
Not to my surprise, not only did she refuse to an-
swer that question, but now it seems the true Marianne
Barnebey has revealed herself. Not only does she say
now she would never support lifting the ban, it appears
she never had any intentions to lift the ban.
What seems to be the real thing she did, though, was
use political gesturing to make everyone think she would
consider lifting the ban and, once the ban took effect, she
apparently built a coalition within the city council cham-
bers to keep the ban in effect permanently.
How un-American is that?
It obviously appears that city council member
Marianne Barnebey would rather sacrifice everyone's
freedom rather than have the courage to deal with the
very few who disrespect their freedoms.
And if that's not enough hypocrisy, Marianne
Barnebey states that it is different to consume alcohol
during Bradenton's Old Main Street events because
"the drinkers are being served by a vendor, and the
organizers of the event must provide transportation to
those unable to drive."
If that is the only reason alcohol consumption is
allowed, then why can golfers who play on city and
county golf courses pack their golf carts with all the
booze they want, with absolutely no supervision what-
soever, and no one providing transportation for those
unable to drive? How do you justify that?
Well, I have some advice for you, city council
member Marianne Bamebey.
In this great county of ours we have a democracy
that enables us to compromise on our differences and
come up with solutions that are compatible to both
sides of an issue. I, as a lifetime resident of Bradenton
and Manatee County for over 50 years and a member
of the Palma Sola Causeway Alliance, suggest this:
Repeal the ban on a trial basis. Give the good
people of this community who go to relax and have a
good time their freedom back, and if it fails the safety
issues everyone is concerned with, then ban it again
and keep it permanent. This is the true American way.
Dale P. Schmitz, Tallevast
Slow down fireworks
The fireworks show depicted in your Oct. 24 edi-
tion was indeed spectacular. Each single display was
really a work of both art and craftsmanship to which the
local hand added skill in presenting.
The combined result provided a great deal of pleasure
to many, many families. For this we have Celebrate Anna
Maria Festival organizers Jason Cimino, Rick DeFrank
and Jay Hill, and Jim Taylor, to thank heartily.
Since any show is more than the finale, however spec-
tacular, I would like to add a word for the values of antici-
pating and savoring. The art that the designers incorpo-
rated into each individual firework, I believe, includes the
line inscribed, as it reaches toward its peak and colors, lines
and unexpected placement of the final sparks and sounds.
It is not only the main explosion that matters, any more
than it is only the center 10 percent alone that makes a
painted masterpiece. Obscuring the edges detracts from
At the Oct. 25 Anna Maria City Commission meet-
ing, someone seeking funds for a December fireworks
display stated that the event would cost $1,000 per
minute. Add that price tag to the idea that extending the
display could also extend the pleasure fireworks give.
Change the staging a bit.
Perhaps by firing one firework at a time for the first
half or so of the program, the program could be both
extended and made less costly.
Allowing time to really appreciate the beauty ai.
only gradually decreasing the time between the shots
as the finale approaches would, I suggest, give the au-
dience even more pleasure, allowing people feelings of
both awe and satisfaction.
Touring a fine art gallery on a golf cart at 15 miles
per hour is sensory overload and doesn't do justice to
the artists and their work. We need time to anticipate
and savor. So it is, too, I think, for the art of fireworks.
I wonder if others agree.
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Condo project recommended for approval in Bradenton Beach
Planners have recommended the city commission
approve a condominium-office development in
Old Bridge Village is 11 condos and three offices
on Bay Drive South between Third and Fourth Streets
South. Developers are Harry Brown and Susan Kehne.
Planning and Zoning Board members agreed to a
stipulation banning commercial on Fourth Street South.
The offices are planned in an existing cottage on Third
Current zoning on the property would allow 14 units.
The proposed project would consist of three
townhouses and eight residential condominium apart-
ments, plus three commercial office units. City codes
require 36 parking spaces for the project; 41 spaces are
shown on plans filed with Building Official Bob
Welch. He recommended approval of the project.
Brown said one of the five cottages on the property
would remain, and he was willing to donate the others
"at no cost to any organization that wants them."
He said he and his wife bought the property nine
years ago. They recently decided to sell, and had a full-
price offer "and there could have been 14 duplexes
there, but we weren't comfortable with it. The property
got personal, and I believe the project as proposed cap-
tures the design and character of Bradenton Beach."
He added that the landscaping on the property
would be removed during construction, then replaced
and added to.
Residents offered mixed views on the project.
"I can't believe you can build anything you want
on lot sizes that size," resident David Stott said. "I find
Proposed Old Bridge Village as seen from Bay Drive South. Islander Photo: Courtesy Jack Elka Photo
it hard to believe you can find any sense out of this re-
"I'm concerned with the added traffic to the area,"
resident Anna O'Brien said.
"We just had.an election, and every candidate was
against creeping commercialism within our neighbor-
hoods," said resident Ken Lohn, "and this is it."
"In the long run. we'll be better off with something
like this," said resident Leslie Holtz.
"I would think this would be an asset to the com-
munity," said businesswoman Barbara Rodocker.
"I'm in favor of the project," said businessman
"I believe this project will be an addition to the
community," said resident Connie Drescher.
"I am delighted to see this project," said business-
woman Emily Anne Smith. "Aesthetically it is a beauti-
ful design, and it will be an asset to the whole neighbor-
Agent for Brown and Kehne is David Teitelbaum.
Whetstone Engineering and Testing of Bradenton's John
Wright is architect, with Gene Aubry as consulting archi-
tect. Whitehead Construction is general contractor.
The planning board's recommendation on the
project will go to the city commission for a final deci-
sion, probably in December.
State attorney's office checking Skoloda complaint this week
The assistant state attorney assigned to review a
complaint against Anna Maria Vice Mayor Tom
Skoloda says she expects to get to the case by the end
of this week.
A spokesperson for Assistant State Attorney Peggy
Bullweg said they have a large backlog of cases and
Bullweg won't be able to look over the case notes be-
fore Thursday or Friday.
The Manatee County Sheriff's Office turned over
a capias (warrant) request with recommendations to the
state attorney late last month.
Manatee County sheriff's spokesman Dave
Bristow wouldn't specify the nature of the recommen-
dations, saying the state attorney's office can file some
other charges, file what the sheriff's office recom-
mends, or not file charges at all.
The tape in question is the official record of the
Sept. 20 city commission meeting. Skoloda removed
the tape from city hall after office hours on Sept. 21.
According to Deputy City Clerk Diane Percycoe,
Skoloda called her at home that evening and asked her
to come to city hall and make a copy of the tape.
Percycoe in turn called City Clerk Alice Baird for per-
mission to do so.
After checking with Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh,
Baird told Percycoe to notify Skoloda that the mayor
would not authorizing overtime hours and that a tape
would be made for him Monday morning.
Percycoe called Skoloda back and informed him
she couldn't make a copy of the tape until Monday
morning. She then became uneasy about the tape's se-
curity and decided it should be locked in the safe. She
called the mayor and asked him to meet her at city hall.
Upon arrival there, Percycoe and Deffenbaugh dis-
covered the tape missing. While they waited for a
sheriff's deputy to arrive to report the tape missing,
Skoloda returned to the office with the tape in hand.
Manatee County Sheriff's Sgt. Ed Norris subse-
quently seized the tape on Sept. 25 and took statements
from Percycoe and Baird.
Percycoe said Skoloda maintained he hadn't al-
tered the tape in any way.
Baird, as the person charged with the custody of
public records in Anna Maria, says she filed the com-
plaint based on laws dealing with public records.
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THE ISLANDER M NOV. 14, 2001 M PAGE 9
Campaign turns snippy in Bradenton Beach
By Paul Roat
Some lth-hour critical campaigning has
prompted the mayor-elect of Bradenton Beach to call
for a pledge of, well, niceness Thursday.
John Chappie, who will take office as mayor Nov.
19, said he would request all the candidates to sign a
letter to Manatee County Supervisor of Elections Bob
Sweat requesting an investigation into some question-
able, and negative, last-minute campaign flyers.
A bright red flyer was tacked to telephone poles
in the city on election day. It read, "Please vote Nov.
6. Say no to John Chappie, Connie Drescher, Harry
Brown and their big development friends. Say no to
big development money. John Chappie was financed
by big development interests. Go to
www.annamarianews.com to get the facts before you
vote. Vote yes for Mayor Cole. Vote yes for Ross
Benjamin. They promise to kick big development
out of city hall and give it back to the citizens. Save
our Bradenton Beach neighborhoods."
Resident Anna O'Brien, who was handing out the
flyer on Nov. 6, said, "To my knowledge, neither
Mayor Cole nor Ross Benjamin contributed to or en-
dorsed any of the 'mud-slinging' materials which are
now the subject of so much finger pointing. I scripted
a neighborhood survey regarding multi-family and
commercial zoning issues, which clearly said on it that
it was not affiliated with any political candidate, com-
missioner or mayor.
"I didn't write the offensive flier, the on-line edi-
torial or the 'save old town' position piece. However,
I agreed with all of them, and did pass them out to any-
one who was interested. I do not apologize for that.
"These materials were the product of a group of
citizens who are sick and tired of all this development
being shoved down our throats, not by any candidate's
campaign team. In fact, Mayor Cole's campaign man-
ager told me that it would be improper for him to dis-
tribute the fliers, and he didn't.
"I cannot speak to what Mr. Benjamin's team did
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Ironically, Bradenton Beach city commissioners
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will be respectful of one another. We will avoid per-
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Featured in the festival will be jewelry, photogra-
phy, fine a is, clothing and crafts. A portion of the pro-
ceeds will go to the center. The free public festival is
open from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. both days. Details are
available dt 927-0692.
Roser yard sale set
for Saturday at church
The Mission Committee of Roser Memorial Com-
munity Church is sponsoring a yard sale from 8 a.m. to
1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17.
It will be in the parking lot of the church at 511
Pine Ave., Anna Maria City. Proceeds will go to the
Mission Special Fund to aid victims of all types of di-
Further information may be obtained at 778-0414.
Ultrasound tests coming
for disease prevention
Appointments are being made now for testing that
helps detect several diseases in early stages, scheduled
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City, on Monday, Nov. 26.
Prevention Health Screening Inc. will do the test-
ing withban ultrasound technique that is "accurate, pain-
less and noninvasive," the service said. It gives early
warning of stroke, arterial disease, aneurysm,
osteoporosis and prostate cancer.
Appointments for the $32 test may be made at 1-
.Ame tickets available
foi Tingley event Saturday
A few tickets remain for the Tingley Memorial
Library fund-raising dinner Saturday, Nov. 17, at the
Moose Lo ge, 110 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach.
' The af air will open with a cocktail hour at 5 p.m.,
followed dinnerr at 6. Tickets at $10 per person may
be obtain, at the library, 111 Second St. N., next door
to the Bradenton Beach City Hall.
Libra0 ,hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m.-
3 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 3-5 p.m.
Thursday'Details may be obtained at 779-1208.
Isl nders help barbershop
SWith Ielp from three Anna Maria Islanders, the
Manatee countyy Gulfcoast Sandpiper Chorus is being
reorganized under a new musical leader, Harold Ulring.
Islanders who sing with the group and are active in
its reorganization are Charles Canniff, Jim Graham and
Will Littl&- New leader Ulring has been music director
of the Minneapolis Commodores and the Sarasota
Chorus of he Keys. Information may be obtained by
calling 778-3820 or 778-4590.
Ch ristmas chorus forming,
r hearsal next Tuesday
The agic of Manatee Sweet Adelines singing
aggregation is forming a Christmas caroling chorus and
inviting al interested women to join in song.
First r hearsal will be Tuesday, Nov. 20, from 7:15
to 8 p.m. at the Bradenton Christian School, 3304 43rd
St<., Bradenton. Other rehearsals will be on two suc-
ceeding Ties~days, Nov. 27 and Dec. 4, same time,
"The opome caroling with our chorus in Decem-
ber," saidilocal members of the choral group Bar-
bara Marcheck, Sandy Kuntz, Marilyn Shirley, Jeanette
RothbergMarge Malin and Doris Willis.
Furth r information may be obtained from
Rothbert 778-5499 or Shirley at 794-6438.
Maestro Alfred Gershfeld, artistic director of the
Anna Maria Island Community Orchestra and
Chorus, who will conduct the season's opening
concert Sunday afternoon, Nov. 18, at the Island
Baptist Church. Islander Photo: Courtesy Jack Elka
opens season Sunday
The Anna Maria Island Community Orchestra and
Chorus will open its 2001-02 concert season Sunday,
Nov. 18, with a program ranging from Gershwin to
The concert will be at 2 p.m. at the Island Baptist
Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria City. There will
be no admission charge for any of the season's con-
certs, said Alfred Gershfeld, artistic director, who will
George Gershwin will be memorialized with his
"Rhapsody in Blue" for piano and orchestra, in which
the orchestra will be joined by Russian-born pianist
Eleonora Lvov and a group of jazz musicians.
Gershwin was a premier American composer best
known for his popular songs and Broadway musicals
until he composed his monumental "Rhapsody" in
Adding to the strongly American theme of the con-
cert, the chorus will present a group of traditional Af-
rican-American spirituals under the direction of James
Forssell, chorus master.
In Johann Sebastian Bach's Cantata No. 140,
"Sleepers Awake," the chorus will join the orchestra,
along with soloists Lorraine Murphy Sheeler, soprano;
Don Davis, tenor; and Douglas Renfroe, bass.
Robert Winslow will be the featured keyboard art-
ist in Albinoni's "Adagio for Strings and Organ."
Seating will be first come, first served, with every-
one to be seated before 2 p.m. A donation of $10 will
be welcomed, said an orchestra spokesperson. Every-
one is invited to meet the musicians at a reception im-
mediately after the concert, they noted.
Further information may be obtained at 778-5730
Longtime Playboy editor
will address Rotarians
Gretchen Edgren of Holmes Beach, the first fe-
male staffer Hugh Hefner signed up when he
founded Playboy magazine, will tell of those early
days when she speaks on the Island Thursday, Nov.
She will address the Anna Maria Island Rotary
Club at 7:30 a.m. at Augie's restaurant, 5366 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach.
Edgren was with Hefner through the early trials
and ultimate successes of his magazine and the Play-
boy Club empire, remaining a major force there un-
til her retirement and her move to Holmes Beach.
She was editor of the Playboy coffee-table books,
selecting photos and editorial content from the
magazine each year, and is still a contributing edi-
tor of the publication.
Further information is available at 778-4060.
Collectibles, Baked Goods,
Cutlery, Toys, Books,
Arts & Crafts, Chutney
and Jams, Homemade
Boutique and Raffle.
Donuts & Coffee in AM,
Hot Dogs at Noon.
TLC volunteers needed
The Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, is searching for volun-
teers to help with the TLC After-School Program for
special needs children.
For more information, call Mary Metcalf at the
Kids take the spotlight
Children are getting special treatment through the
holidays at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312
Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.
There will be "children's holiday workshops" in two
aspects of art, both involving youngsters age 7 and up and
both with Stacia Dine-Axe as instructor. They are:
Youth mixed-media drawing, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Tuesday for five weeks, started Nov. 13.
Youth painting class, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday
for five weeks starting Nov. 14.
Details, including registration and fee structure, are
available at 778-2099.
Build a Better Kid winners named
Winners have been announced in the 5K Island
Run 2001, whose starting line was in Bayfront Park,
Anna Maria City. Also on tap at the Build a Better Kid
Nov. 4 event was a one-mile fun run.
The first-place winners were:
Males Overall Paul Johnson, masters Richard
Golden, grand masters Ernie Dumas;
Age 10 and under Christopher Doborwicz, 11-14
Tyler Murrell, 15-19 Phillip Esteban, 25-29 Randy
Boyce, 30-34 Eric Botelho;
Age 35-39 Joseph Spears, 40-44 Mark Barbee, 45-
49 Steve Pelham, 50-54 Joseph Siever, 55-59 Paul
Baron, 60-64 Ben Clark, 65-69 Kent Morgan, over-70
Females Overall Maggie Miller, masters Jeanne
Crews, grand masters Sherry Storms;
Age 10 and under Trina Rizzo, 11-14 Amber
Weng; 15-19 Melissa Christenson, 25-29 Tara
Homick, 30-34 Mary Kate Siegl, 35-39 Lisa
Dougherty, 40-44 Deborah Pettee, 45-49 Jan Sauer, 50-
54 Carol Barnan, 55-59 Phyllis Siskel, 60-64 Linda
Gilbert, 65-69 Ann Morgan.
Ballet hopefuls are sought
Students for adult daytime ballet classes are being
sought by Maureen Dye, longtime Anna Maria Island
She plans classical ballet instruction on Mondays
at 10 a.m. at a studio at 7451 Manatee Ave. W., to be-
gin when she has a full class, she said. Details, includ-
ing registration instructions, are available at 779-1108.
Art on Avenue Saturday
The 12th annual Art on the Avenue fine arts festi-
val will be from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17,
at the Avenue of the Flowers shopping center,
Longboat Key Center for the Arts presents the fes-
tival again this year. It is ajuried show including origi-
nal paintings, sculpture, photography, pottery, jewelry,
fiber arts and stained glass by more than 80 artists.
Site of the festival is in the 2500 block of Gulf of
Mexico Drive at the Bay Isles Parkway traffic light.
Further information is available at 383-2345.
Island Democrats to hear of
Perico Island controversy
Two members of the Concerned Citizens of
Manatee County will address the Anna Maria Is-
land Democratic Club when it meets at noon
Monday, Nov. 19, at the Beach House restaurant,
200 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach.
Nan Cerwin and Ann Rogers will tell of their
organization's extensive, expensive battle against
Arvida Co.'s proposed development of 898 con-
dominium units, many of them in high-rise build-
ings, on Perico Island. They also will show a film
on the environmental treasures of the area.
Details are available at 778-6284.
Episcopal Sunday School opened
to all children
The Episcopal Church Women of the Church of the
Annunciation have launched a Sunday School that is
open to all children, the group announced.
It will be at 10 a.m. every Sunday at the church's
parish hall, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Details
may be obtained by calling 778-1638.
Vintner's dinner tonight
A vintner's dinner, a wine tasting and wine dinner,
is scheduled at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Plaza
Restaurant and Wine Cellar, 525 Bay Isles Road,
Longboat Key. Details, including price and reservation,
may be obtained at 383-2700.
Missionaries to Philippines
at historical society meet
Beth and Alan Waters, agricultural missionaries to
the Philippines, will speak at a meeting of the Anna
Maria Island Historical Society Monday, Nov. 19.
The meeting will be at 9:30 p.m. in the Anna Maria
City Hall, Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue, and is open to
Ms. Waters is the daughter of Gene and Elizabeth
Moss, longtime Island residents. She and her husband
are missionaries for the Southern Baptist Church.
At the meeting Monday they will tell of their ex-
periences in the Philippine Islands and how the culture
there differs from life in the United States.
They have lived in the Philippines for the past five
years and say they intend to return, along with their
children, Mathew, 10, and Melanie, 6.
Details of the program may be obtained at 778-
'Rescue, Rehab and Release'
program set at Mote
A program on "Rescue, Rehab and Release" of
sick and injured sea animals will be from 6 to 8 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 19, at Mote Marine Laboratory, on City
Island just off the south ramp of the New Pass Bridge.
It is designed for children 6 to 12, accompanied by
an adult, and features stranded and injured dolphins,
whales and turtles that Mote has rehabilitated.
For required registration and information, includ-
ing fees for the event, phone 388-4441, extension 229.
Frederick M. Porter
Frederick M. Porter, 84, of Holmes Beach, died
Born in New York City, Mr. Porter came to Mana-
tee County from Short Hills, N.J., in 1982. He was a
lawyer. He was an associate with the law firm of Lord,
Day and Lord, New York. He was an attorney with
RCA Communications. He was assistant general coun-
sel of Amstar Corp. He served as a captain in the U.S.
Army Transportation Corps during World War II.
Memorial services were private. Memorial contri-
butions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida,
5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238. Griffith-Cline
Funeral Home, Island Chapel, was in charge of ar-
He is survived by wife Christine; daughter Susan
Brownlee of Waitsfield, Vt.; son Frederick W. of Boul-
der, Colo.; stepsons John Schilling of Kennett Square,
Pa., and Christian Schilling of Bradenton Beach; and
Robert Harvey Tucker
Robert Harvey Tucker, 75, of Anna Maria, died
Bom in Wabash, Ind., Mr. Tucker came to Mana-
tee County from Marion, Ind., in 1967. He was a retired
maintenance supervisor at the Key Royale Golf Club,
Holmes Beach. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps
during World War II. He was Protestant.
Visitation was Nov. 11 and services Nov. 12 at
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island Chapel. Burial
will be at Mansion Memorial Park, Ellenton.
He is survived by wife Phyllis; daughters Patti
Austin of Tampa and Sandy Peterson of Bradenton;
sons Steve and Ron, both of Bradenton; 10 grandchil-
dren; and eight great-grandchildren.
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Holmes Beach examines forms of government
By Rick Catlin
The Holmes Beach Charter Review Committee
held its initial session last Friday with the hot item
being a study of the pros and cons of a commission/
manager form of government. Presently, Holmes
Beach has an elected executive (mayor/commission)
form of government.
Committee chairman Don Schroder, however,
said the committee was not going to be rushed into
any hasty study or recommendations on any item.
Instead, the committee began a line-by-line exami-
nation of the current charter to prepare a "short list"
of areas members believe they need to study for pos-
sible recommended changes. Once the short list is
ready, the committee will return to those items to
discuss in depth any possible changes. Once an
agreement on any changes is reached, these recom-
mendations will be forwarded to the city commis-
sion for public debate.
The committee's function, Schroder emphasized,
is only to make "suggested charter revisions" to the city
commission. "We have no power to make changes our-
The city commission would then take its own rec-
ommendations for change to the public for a vote.
But the committee did spend a good amount of
time discussing the commission/manager form of gov-
ernment using a comparison model provided by
Holmes Beach City Commissioner Don Maloney.
Schroder and the committee members agreed this
would likely be the "most important" item of their re-
view and will "revisit" the issue many times during
their coming meetings. Entire meetings just to discuss
this one issue are likely, Schroder.
Schroder said there has to be "concern for the fu-
ture" of Holmes Beach and noted that Longboat Key
has an "excellent city manager." The system seems to
work there because of the individual in the position
who is "on top of things," he said.
More than 300 of Florida's 405 municipalities have
a commission/manager form of government, Maloney
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said in his comparison study. Many of those cities are
smaller than Holmes Beach.
Other items discussed at the charter review meet-
ing included a new survey of land in Holmes Beach,
term limits and length of terms for commissioners and
the mayor, salaries for the mayor and commissioners,
and meeting dates for the commission and the current
By Rick Catlin
Anna,Maria City Vice Mayor Tom Skoloda
wants to know, "who ya gonna call?"
To be precise, he wants to know who has been
calling in and out on the cell phone assigned by the
city to Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh.
In a Nov. 4 memo to City Clerk Alice Baird,
Skoloda said he was formally requesting "copies of
the detailed cell phone records of the phone as-
signed to the mayor. I want the comprehensive
records of all individual calls made to and from that
phone since the phone was purchased and placed in
Further, said Skoloda in the memo, "I believe
these records must be made a part of public records
and that it is fully within my legitimate duties to
request these records."
Skoloda requested the records be produced by
Nov. 18, two days before the Nov. 20 regular Anna
Maria city commission meeting.
But Skoloda's request would appear at odds
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with the commission's decision on July 26.
At that meeting, a motion to require detailed bill-
ing on all city cellular telephones from the date of
purchase [June 2000] was defeated by a 4-1 vote, with
Skoloda casting the lone vote for approval.
During discussion on that motion, Mayor Gary
Deffenbaugh had offered to turn in his city-owned
cell phone which he carries in addition to his per-
sonal business cell phone.
In response to the Skoloda request of Nov. 4,
Baird stated in a letter that the city commission had
not authorized release of such records prior to July
Deffenbaugh has since instructed Baird to for-
ward detailed records from July to the present bill-
ing cycle. According to the records, the cost for the
mayor's city cell phone was $57.99 in August and
$54.99 in September. This was the minimum
charge by Nextel for the service as the caller
(Deffenbaugh) had not used up the authorized 600
minutes of calling time that the service provides
free now at Mote Marine
said. Their ticket is an official identification card,
which will be valid through December.
The complex is on City Island off the south ramp
of the New Pass bridge from Longboat Key. The
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Caught in the WAVE
Anna Maria Elementary School students recognized for civic achievements Nov. 9 at the We Are Very Excep-
tional "WAVE" awards include: Dakota Lacey, Daniel Pirnental, Daniel Janisch, Karl Schoonover, Brooke
Fitzgerald, Laura Wilks, Rachel White, Nicole Botero, Ryan Agnew, Max Marnie, Tyler Fitzgerald, Cameron
Moroz, Liz Matney and Joyce Ellis' Election Candidates. Not pictured are Travis Belsito, Madison Easterling
and Lynn Drolet's first-grade class. Recipients of the WAVE award receive a coupon for a free serving of ice
cream at Mama Lo's in Anna Maria and a coupon for a Subway Kids Pack.
Island Middle School
Students at the Island Middle School are in the
process of writing a mission statement for their school.
The final mission statement will be written by
students based on items listed during their brain-
storming sessions. Some of the ideas they will
choose from are:
A better education for better jobs.
students on a mission
Promote a family-like environment.
To learn to be good citizens.
Listen to everyone's opinions.
To be a scholar.
To have a more advanced curriculum.
To be treated with kindness and respect.
To prepare for standardized testing.
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Monday, Nov. 19
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Lunch: Hot Dog or Nachos with Beef and Cheese
Sauce, Steamed Fresh Broccoli, Chilled Pear
Tuesday, Nov. 20
Breakfast: Cheese Toast, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Sliced Turkey or Breaded Beef Patty,
Whipped Potatoes, Seasoned Green Beans, As-
sorted Fresh Fruit
Wednesday, Nov. 21
Breakfast: Breakfast Pocket, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: All-American Cheeseburger or Tuna
Sandwich, Sweet Corn Niblets, Orange Juice Bar
Thursday, Nov. 22
Friday, Nov. 23
Juice and milk are served with every meal.
Island Middle School menu
Monday, Nov. 19
Lunch: Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Tomato Soup
or Breaded Beef Patty on a Bun, Chef Salad with
Dressing, Mixed Vegetables, Fruit
Tuesday, Nov. 20
Lunch: Sliced Turkey with Gravy and Roll, or
Chicken Nuggets with Chips, Chef Salad with
Dressing, Mashed Potatoes, Seasoned Green Beans,
Wednesday, Nov. 21
Lunch: Fish Sandwich with Chips, or Cheese Pizza,
Chef Salad with Dressing, Fresh Steamed Broccoli,
Thursday, Nov. 22
Friday, Nov. 23
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Perico ruling favors Bradenton, McClash plans appeal
The order from the secretary of the Florida Depart-
ment of Community Affairs says Bradenton complied
with state and local regulations when it annexed prop-
erty on Perico Island in 1998, replacing county zoning
regulations with relaxed city zoning in May 2000.
The decision by DCA Secretary Steve Seibert
backs an earlier ruling by Administrative Law Judge J.
Lawrence Johnston in favor of the city in a challenge
last year brought by Concerned Citizens of Manatee
County, which was joined by the three Island cities and
CCMC sought to halt the plans of developer
Arvida, a St. Joe Co., to put 898 condo units, includ-
ing 10-story high-rise buildings, on Perico Island.
Intense opposition by citizens of Perico, the Palma
Sola area, and the Island cities was based on the devel-
opment causing detrimental effects to the environment,
safety, hurricane evacuation and already mounting traf-
fic woes. They also opposed high-rise buildings on the
valuable remaining natural shoreline.
Bradenton Mayor Wayne Poston and the council
members who voted to approve Arvida's project stand
by their decision.
Attorney Dan Lobeck, representing CCMC and
ManaSota-88, an area environmental group, says he is
not surprised by the judge or DCA's decision. He ex-
They frequently rule in favor of the city in the ab-
sence of overwhelming evidence to the contrary,
Lobeck said last month when Johnston issued his final
But ManaSota-88 is awaiting a hearing for its two
lawsuits challenging the city's approval of Arvida's
plans. Those cases will be heard by circuit court judges,
rather than state agency representatives.
Poston has said he hopes Manatee County won't
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But Manatee County Commissioner Joe McClash,
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Bradenton's decision, asked to have discussion on an
appeal at the commission's Nov. 13 meeting. "I will tell
you up front, I will support the appeal," he said.
McClash pushed forward against Arvida, last week
sharing a Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal de-
cision with Bradenton officials.
In that case, a Martin County developer was or-
dered to remove constructed apartment buildings after
a citizen's appeal that determined the development was
not consistent with the county comprehensive plan.
McClash says in a letter to Poston and Bradenton
council members that he'd rather "reach resolution
with the city, not the developer, by working with the
city on a land-use decision consistent with Manatee
County's comprehensive plan," the plan in effect at the
time of Perico's development approval by the city.
He says it should be obvious to the city that it is
forcing development on people in the city and county
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Helen White, longtime Islander who has run
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who do not agree with the current approval.
"You can legally approve a project with less den-
sity and height," McClash said.
The ManaSota-88 lawsuits do not yet have an as-
signed court date, but chairman Glenn Compton said,
"Since ManaSota-88 is adamantly opposed to any high-
rise development on Perico Island, additional delay of
the challenge works to our benefit. We would favor
Arvida's proposed development being put off infi-
nitely, preferably forever."
Lobeck says the two ManaSota-88 lawsuits are
completely different from the CCMC challenge. One
suit alleges procedural errors by the city in approving
Arvida's plans. The other suit contends the Arvida
development is incompatible with surrounding devel-
opment and land use, will cause traffic congestion,
delays in hurricane evacuation, and will degregate the
scenic vista of Manatee County.
Arvida and Poston say the development will be
good for Bradenton, providing more than $1 million in
tax revenue annually.
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Survey says: Cortez just doesn't want marinas
By Jim Hanson
The people of Cortez would like their waterfront to
have "water-dependent uses," but not boat accommo-
dations. Or schools, either.
Those are highlights of a survey that will be dis-
cussed at a meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, of
Cortez Waterfronts Florida. The organization con-
ducted the survey by mail among residents of the his-
toric fishing village.
It was an outgrowth of the "re-visioning" process,
itself initiated when it was noted that the original "vi-
sioning" among residents had left out particular atten-
tion to the waterfront.
A controversy developed over use of the waterfront
when the Rivolta Group bought the old Sigma fish
house. Rivolta refurbished the main building and in-
stalled a woodworking shop there, began work to con-
vert the silted-in boat basin into a small marina and add
some cottages to the property.
Some Cortezians objected strenuously, feeling
that such development would change the character of
the village and create traffic problems. Others held
that an owner should be allowed to do anything rea-
sonable with his property.
The survey asked residents to give their opinions
on what uses were compatible with Cortez and its vi-
sion plan, in either "west" or "south" waterfront
"Water-dependent uses" were highly favored, 62
votes to nine for the west waterfront and 60 to 12 south.
But marinas with 26 or more slips were overwhelm-
ingly disapproved, though 15 to 25 slips were OK. And
boat dry-storage facilities were as unpopular as the
Uses that were found acceptable were restaurants,
boat ramps, marine research laboratories, museums,
Schools were definitely not wanted, 19 for to 58
against in the west, 23-55 south. Nor were offices or
veterinary clinics. RV parks were approved 49-25 in
the west section, where there are RV accommoda-
tions now, but disapproved 22-49 in the south, with
no such facilities now.
The Cortez Waterfronts Florida meeting Thursday
will be at the organization's quarters in old fire hall/
community center, 4523 123rd St. Ct.
Further information is available at 708-5949.
Lighted boat parade Dec. 1 starting to glow
By Jim Hanson
With a bit more than two weeks to go, the big pa-
rade has a dozen boats, a solid rain date, and plenty of
But no sailboats. Yet.
Chuck Stealey, who co-chairs the 14th annual
Anna Maria Island Christmas Lighted Boat Parade,
said nothing at this point is unusual: 12 boats so far,
fireworks, no sailboats. But experience tells him there
will be some sailboats, for they usually decide late in
the game to participate.
He always wonders why, he said, for sailboats are
easy to decorate and are always spectacular. Just run
holiday lights up the rigging, whereas powerboats are
He has checked the parade route and found it clear
except for some crab pots in the channel, but he expects
them to be moved in plenty of time. The U.S. Coast
Guard customarily checks the route just before the pa-
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The boats #ill gather at dark on Dec. 1 in Bimini
Bay just off Key Royale, cruise slowly down the
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One king-sized entry will be the Seafood Shack's
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Details may be obtained at 778-3907 or 778-2200.
ENTRY FORM: ANNA MARIA ISLAND CHRISTMAS
LIGHTED BOAT PARADE: DEC 1,2001
VESSEL NAME: LENGTH: SAIL OR POWER?:
PARTICIPANT'S NAME OR BUSINESS NAME:
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I understand and agree that my participation in the Anna Maria Island Christmas Lighted Boat Parade is voluntary and at
my own risk. I agree to abide by the rules and guidelines and I understand safe navigation is my own responsibility. I
agree to abide by all U.S. Coast Guard safety and navigation rules. I certify that my vessel has an operational VHF
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Nov. 5,200 block of Fir Avenue, burglary. A bicycle
was reported stolen from inside a resident's garage.
Oct. 28, 1800 Gulf Drive S., Coquina Beach, infor-
mation. A man reported the decal on his vehicle tag
Oct. 29, 1400 block of Gulf Drive South, theft.
Four fishing poles were reported stolen.
Oct. 29, 500 block of General Hamrris, Longboat Key,
assist other agency. Bradenton Beach officers helped ap-
prehend one of two possible burglary suspects.
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domestic disturbance. Officers responded to a family
dispute between a son and his parents.
Nov. 6, 402 Church St., Bradenton Beach Marina,
burglary. Six fishing poles were reported stolen from
a 31-foot fishing boat.
Nov. 6, 110 Gulf Drive S., Moose Lodge, battery.
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54 years of Anna Maria Island news
Anna Maria Island's first newspaper was not a
newspaper at least according to the publisher.
The Bradenton Beachcomber datelined its first is-
sue Christmas 1947, announcing in a front-page story
called "The World, The Flesh and The Devil" that
"Bradenton Beach needs a newspaper like a long-dis-
tance swimmer needs a toilet. What is put in, must
The tongue-in-cheek article con-
tinued,"Newspapers are unnecessary here ... except
when other perforated kinds of paper fail. Practically
every inhabitant of Bradenton Beach is a news-
hawk, a star reporter or a gossip columnist."
At that time, Bradenton Beach was the population
center on the Island where there were only about
900 people and 470 houses Island-wide. The cities of
Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach weren't incorpo-
"Everybody on the Island is informed of every-
thing that happens about 35 seconds after the event....
There is no reason why a newspaper should exist on
this Island, where every man is a legman and every
woman a crusader.
"So we have decided to publish a newspaper with-
out news. The Bradenton Beachcomber will contain
only items of human interest.... In general, we will
confine ourselves to generalizations about people and
things about the world, the flesh and the devil."
According to the late Jean Blassingame, who
shared her copy of the Beachcomber with Islander
publisher Bonner Joy, Kersh insisted on writing the ads
himself. She said, "I agreed to buy an ad for the tavern
I owned on Bridge Street and asked him to come back
the next day for the copy. 'Oh no,' he said. 'I write the
Of Blassingame's establishment at the time, Kersh
said, "Sunset Lounge: This is by no means a bad pub.
We never saw the sun set in it but its well worth visit-
ing. Mr. Jones is a friendly, fair-dealing sort of geezer,
and the lady of the house is of remarkable beauty. It is
possible to find peace and quiet there."
Kersh packed up his entourage and left his resi-
dence at the Gulf Park Hotel shortly after his first and
only edition of The Beachcomber never to be heard
from on Anna Maria again, according to Blassingame.
She said he was disgruntled by what he considered a
general lack of hospitality from pub owners toward
Indeed, he wrote an article "Floridian Bites Dog,"
which ended with, "Until the Floridian anti-dog law is
altered there must be some other, more tolerant part of
the world for us. We intend to look for it, with our
Enter the News
The first continuously published newspaper on
Anna Maria Island, Anna Maria Key News, was started
in 1949 by Ellen Brackin (later Ellen Marshall, still
residing in Anna Maria) and Harriet Williams (later
Harriet Blair of Sarasota).
When she came to the Island in 1947, Marshall was
a war widow and stayed at Angler's Lodge on the bay.
She became friends with Harriet and together they pub-
lished the weekly newspaper. The Key News was an
"We were young and had a lot of energy," says
Marshall. "We soon became secretaries for all the or-
ganizations on the Island. Then we got the idea to pro-
duce a newspaper. I didn't know much about it but I
was gifted with intestinal fortitude."
On the front page of the Sept. 7, 1950, issue,
Marshall writes how an unnamed hurricane flooded the
Island, causing considerable damage. But she empha-
sized that natives rose to the occasion.
Marshall took the Bradenton daily to task for re-
porting that "helpless residents were scared and grim
and that rescuers from the mainland found barefoot
women wandering around aimlessly."
In her put down, she wrote, "We must remember
to wear white tie and tails during the next hurricane."
The major controversy on the Island in the early
months of 1950 was whether Anna Maria Island should
have several municipalities or be one community, the
Key News reported.
The City of Anna Maria had incorporated in 1923
with Capt. W. "Mitch" Davis as mayor. But by 1950,
in the wake of the post-World War II boom, sentiment
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of the Island.
In strongly worded editorials, Marshall backed the
cause of one Island, one city, "whether it's Bradenton
Beach, Anna Maria or Gasparilla Gulch."
It was a losing battle.
On March 13, 1950, 61 of 75 mid-Island residents
voted to incorporate and voted 49-12 for the new city
to be named Holmes Beach with Halsey Tichenor Jr.
the first mayor.
On Dec. 21, 1950, Bradenton Beach became a city
by a vote of 84 to 56. Bernard Wagaman served as its
News to Islander
The Anna Maria Key News ceased publishing on
March 1, 1951.
Its successor in the newspaper trade on Anna Maria
didn't last long, apparently lived unremarked and died
unmourned. It was named The Island News and appar-
ently only one copy survives. It is dated May 24, 1951.
Longtime Island newsman Don Moore (now writing
for the Charlotte Sun) says, "If you've got a copy it's
the only one I've ever heard of and may be worth a
fortune as a collector's item."
Our copy was courtesy of Snooks Adams of
Holmes Beach. Another copy we possess only of the
front page is from the June 15, 1951 edition.
The paper lists Robert J. Holly as editor and T.L.
Tripp as advertising manager, and notes Holmes Beach
was enjoying the "biggest [building] boom in the his-
tory of the Island."
Holly's newspaper changed names from Your Is-
land Newspaper to The Island News but didn't last long
either way. Trip says Holly left the Island for St. Peters-
burg and may have stayed in the newspaper business
but didn't stay in touch.
"We met somehow and learning of my background
in advertising, Holly asked, 'How good are you at col-
lecting money?' I went around to see some merchants
- there wasn't a lot of them collected some money
and sold some more ads, but as I recall it was very
short-lived. I don't think it lasted more more than
year," Tripp said.
Indeed, on Nov. 15, 1951, the first edition of the
longest-published Island newspaper, The Islander,
rolled off the presses. It was eight pages with no sub-
scribers and no advertisers. Circulation was 500.
There was no bridge between Anna Maria Island
and Longboat, and wouldn't be for another six years.
The only way to drive to the mainland was via a rick-
ety wooden bridge from Bradenton Beach to Cortez.
The way of life on the Island was summed up in a
line under The Islander's nameplate which proclaimed,
"Where Life Is Peaceful ... and Fishing Is Good."
Harry Varley was the founder, editor and pub-
lisher. Varley was no newcomer to the publishing busi-
ness. Having been with a New York City advertising
agency for years, he went on to become president of
Schick Razor Co. before coming to Anna Maria.
Varley originally came from England and was
known for his outspoken manner, weaving editorial
comment with news stories.
In his 1971 Islander obituary, future editors Don
Moore and Steve Kimball wrote, "To say he was well-
liked would be only half true. To say he was disliked
would be no closer to the truth.
"In the newspaper profession it is axiomatic that an
editor if he is doing a good job never will win any
popularity contest. It also is said that the true gauge of
an editor's worth is not necessarily the number of
friends he has made, but the number and caliber of the
enemies he has made.
"Harry Varley scored well on both sides of the led-
Varley's tenure at The Islander lasted eight years
when in 1959 the paper was handed over to Judd
Arnett. For five months Arnett and his wife ran The
Islander, then went back north where Arnett became a
columnist for the Detroit Free Press.
Steve Kimball took over following Arnett's depar-
ture. Kimball later would become a mayor of Anna
As the Island grew, Kimball switched the focus of
the Islander to providing hard news coverage of local
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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 17
events. He is credited with changing the printing pro-
cess from letter press to offset printing.
Like Varley, Kimball voiced his opinions on sub-
jects of importance to the community, but unlike
Varley limited his comments to the editorial page. It
was a page that spoke with authority but did not try to
drown out other points of view.
In the early 1960s, Moore joined the staff and in
1970 became the third editor and publisher after he and
wife Roxanne bought the paper.
A University of Florida School of Journalism
graduate, Moore had innovative ideas and a "tell it like
it is" style that would win the paper many awards.
Under Moore's guidance The Islander expanded
into the commercial printing business in 1974. The
plant produced not only The Islander, but several other
small papers around Florida.
The Islander won a number of Florida Press Asso-
ciation awards with Moore at the helm. By 1974, the
paper garnered two national awards, something no
other Florida weekly has accomplished.
Moore's younger brother Colin joined the paper in
1977 and became editor when Don Moore sold his pub-
lishing business including The Islander, the Bayshore
Banner and the printing operation in May 1980 to The
New York Times Corp.
Ed Warren was installed as publisher and in 1981,
on the paper's 30th anniversary, he said, "After 30
years of progress we're looking forward to a bright
future and another 30 years of progress with our read-
Not to be, in 1984 The Islander was again sold,
again a family-owned paper. Richard Ingham, owner of
the Zephyrhills News, bought the paper and appointed
his son Sky as publisher. Ingham eventually changed
the paper's name to The Anna Maria Islander Press.
June Alder, a veteran reporter with the paper, suc-
ceeded Colin Moore as editor but left the position in
May 1985 to return to her first love reporting the
always fascinating news on the Island.
Shirley Foor, a former Bradenton Herald manag-
ing editor, replaced Alder, with Dennis Ecklund suc-
ceeding Foor as editor.
Islander Press printed its final edition on July 25,
Pat Copeland, then editor, said staffers were dis-
mayed over the paper's demise, but the paper had ob-
viously been on the decline.
The year would have been the 40th anniversary
year of The Islander, but Moore had returned a year
earlier for a short comeback with a competitive paper
contributing to The Islander Press's demise.
In 1954, Bob and Gret'n Daughaday had started a
"shopper" based in Holmes Beach and a local woman
(grandmother of former Islander reporter Mark Ratliff)
named it The Beachcomber in a write-in contest.
The Beachcomber was sold in 1976 to the
Bradenton Shopping Guide and Bette Kissick managed
the popular shopper from 1976 to 1990. They began
printing on its trademark yellow newsprint in 1977 but
never published Island news.
The Beachcomber was acquired along with a group
of shoppers in 1988 by Westminister Publishing, which
in turn eventually sold to TS Publications Inc., an af-
filiate of the Toronto Sun Publishing Company.
Meanwhile, Moore launched a new weekly paper
in January 1989, The Island Sun, in direct competition
with The Islander Press.
Competition for advertising dollars from the Sun
and Beachcomber were blamed for the demise of The
Within just a short time, Moore's staff was stunned
by the sale of the eight-month-old Island Sun to TS
[Toronto Sun] Publications. Editor and publisher
Moore made the agreement to sell his second Island
publication in 1990 following a heart attack.
TS published The Island Sun combined with a
madeover Beachcomber including entertainment news
for two years. They renamed it TGIF (Thank Goodness
It's Friday) Beachcomber and inserted it weekly as a
second section of the Sun.
In November 1992, TS Publications announced
plans to transform its weekly newspapers, The Island
Sun, TGIF Beachcomber, Longboat Times, Sarasota
Times and two shoppers, Sarasota and Venice, into one
regional paper, The Weekly.
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Joy operated a storefront for her agency,
MacBonner, in the Island Shopping Center. Staff mem-
bers pooled their resources and began selling advertise-
ments. Joy Courtney, a former Island Sun writer,
signed on as the paper's first editor and the newspaper,
The Islander Bystander, managed to hit the streets with
its first edition the same week that TS Publications
converted its publications to The Weekly.
"We were 12 pages the first two weeks, then 16
pages, 20, 24 and so on, until we hit 40 pages during
the first season based on the volume of advertising.
It happened so fast that we were all swept into per-
petual motion," says Joy.
The Islander staff now boasts many contributors
from an assortment of former Island papers including
long-time cartoonist Jack Egan, June Alder, and Paul
Joy was an advertising sales representative at The
Islander in 1978. She went on to help launch Club-
house magazine in Bradenton and Sarasota now
Sarasota magazine and provided consulting to other
"When it was evident the Sun would cease publish-
ing, I pooled the resources of everyone that could help
generate the news from three cities, write about the
people that live here and sell ads. All the while I sought
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THE ISLANDER 0 NOV. 14, 2001 M PAGE 19
Paris comes to Holmes Beach Pretty in purple
A "Tour du France," sponsored by the Anna Maria Artists Guild, combined with a French Boulangerie and Poet and novelist Marguerite Loucks Dye, a member
Left Bank sidewalk sale to attract a crowd to the Island Shopping Center in Holmes Beach Saturday. Islander and volunteer of the Artists Guild Gallery, displays
Photos: J.L. Robertson her artwork at the French Left Bank sidewalk sale
L ,-71 Saturday.
Robin Rhodes purchases coffee and a croissant from Karen Schmidt at Ooh La La! as Chef/
Owner Damon Presswood looks over the French market created by the Artists Guild on the
sidewalk of the Island Shopping Center.
Take a look
Artist Peggy Allen Potter holds her work, currently on display at
the Art Gallery, with friend Art Halvordson, visiting from Long
Island, New York.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 18
to revive the spirit of the former Islander, Joy said.
"I followed Don Moore's news philosophy: If it
doesn't happen on Anna Maria, or isn't about the Island
and its people, it doesn't get printed. Adding to that, I
devote a lot of the newspaper's energy to people and
kids, particularly the elementary school and the Anna
Maria Island Community Center. Helping them helps
us in the long run, to be a better newspaper for the com-
The Islander competed for awards in the Florida
Press Association's annual contest for the past eight
years. The newspaper has earned numerous Florida
Press Association awards for writing, photography,
special sections, editorials and editorial cartoons and a
coveted First Amendment Defense award. It has also
earned more than 40 advertising awards from FPA.
The Islander withstood two competitive challenges
from the Island Free Press, February to October 1993,
and from the short-lived Dolphin newspaper that folded
in October 1995.
Dropping the "bystander" name two years ago and
reviving the old "Islander" moniker, the newspaper had
long since come to be recognized as Anna Maria
Island's "news of record." It maintains an average
weekly circulation of 15,000, stretching up to 19,000
in season, serving readers on Anna Maria Island,
Longboat Key, in Cortez and west Bradenton.
"I'd never have thought this would be possible
when I worked for The Islander 20 some years ago. I
thought that paper would be around forever. But I'm
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happy to fill that void." Joy said.
"Nine years is a good number, but watch out for us
when we turn 10 in fact, we've got great plans for
the coming year," Joy said. "Better than ever. Our great
history and dedication to people on Anna Maria Island
gives us a remarkable advantage."
Oh no, thank you
The sign at Anna Maria Elementary doesn't tell the
whole story. For Art's Sake, a Nov. 4 fundraiser for
the two Island schools, was sponsored by The Is-
lander and Ooh La La! restaurant. Almost 40 artists
donated work, more than 200 persons came to enjoy
the reception and bid on the artwork and the total
$1,982 raised from the silent auction and dinner
ticket sales was donated to AME and Island Middle
School for art programs. The Islander newspaper and
Ooh La La! restaurant thank you, the students, staff
and faculty, for all that you do for the community. We
thank the artists, the musicians, the buyers and all
who joined us for an eventful occasion celebrating
The Islander's ninth anniversary and the two-year
anniversary of Ooh La La!, which is owned by Chef
Damon Presswood, son of the newspaper's publisher,
Bonner Joy. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy
PAGE 20 M NOV. 14, 2001 M THE ISLANDER
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Electa Middle School entered this entry of a
turtle with a sand castle on its back. Islander
Photo: Diana Bogan
sand castle was
created by Team
builders, for the
sored by the
Sand castles, winners benefit Keep Manatee Beautiful
First place went to the King Middle School science class and sponsor Turner Tree
& Landscape from 14 teams entered in the Beach House restaurant's sand castle
contest Saturday. Second place went to the ecology and art club from Bayshore
High School. Third place was crafted by Bradenton Christian School's art class.
Islander Photo: J.L. Robertson
Build 'em up, check 'em out
Sand castle builders worked diligently Saturday in Bradenton Beach to finish their
creations for the 1 p.m. judging deadline. Islander Photo: J.L. Robertson
That's a big un
The smoked mullet looked big and delicious to Chuck and Joey Lester of
Holmes Beach, who stopped off to make a purchase of mullet to share with
friends from the Anna Maria Island Privateers. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy
Saturday marked the beginning of the Anna Maria Island Privateers' mullet smoke
season. The event was held at the south end of the Publix parking lot. Bruce "the
Mate" Whitton, Big John Swagger, Kevan Killoran, 6, and Capt. Gregory "Ship
Rek" Davidson pitched in at the smoker. Islander Photo: J.L. Robertson
Girls love to shop
Island Middle School students Jennifer Remont, 13, Ruth Grant, 12, Holly
Holmstrom, 11, and Emily Salter, 12 are volunteers at the Island Middle School
Trash-to-Treasure sale held at the Island Baptist Church Saturday. Islander
Photo: JL. Robertson
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Holiday fun: Poinsettia Bazaar
Crafts, treats, tree trimmings and much more were sold on Saturday by the St. Bernard
Catholic Church's Women's Guild. Pictured are Carol Nunn, Guild President Marian
VanWinkle and Nina Compton, all of Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: J.L. Robertson
THE ISLANDER 0 NOV. 14, 2001 0 PAGE 21
Annaliese Maria Morell is
the first child of Jason and
Paula Morell of Anna
Maria. Weighing in a 6
pounds 3 ounces, she was
born at Manatee Memorial
Hospital. The father is co-
owner of the Island-based
Two Chefs Personal Chef
Services and mother is a
freelance i ritr and
English professor at Saint
Leo University and Mana-
tee Community College.
Pretty as a picture=,
Island artist Jean Barth
stands before several of her
pastel works that will be on
display through November
at the Island Branch Li-
brary. A graduate of the Art
Career School in New York,
Barth has won numerous
awards for her work and has
been featured in many art
shows, including the Anna
Maria Island Art League
show last December.
Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
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A computer business
for small businesses
From military brat to a war of his own to comput-
ers, Islander Mike Dittmeier has begun to enjoy success
with his new small business for small businesses.
He has named it Blue Crab Technology Inc. and
runs it from a dedicated office in his home in Bradenton
Beach. He can and will do just about anything to do
with computers, but he is most interested in helping
business people with their computer setups.
Blue Crab, he explained, is "a computer consulting
company specializing in small business networking,
setting up computer systems and managing them, de-
veloping software tailored to each client."
He sees his job as educating small businesses in
computers, making them more efficient and keeping
costs down. Same goes for home computers, he added.
Bom into a military family, he spent 12 years in the
Army himself, seeing war in Desert Storm.
After the military he became an inspector with the
Federal Aviation Administration in Miami, then to the
Cadcenter high-tech company and, before starting his
own business, technologies director for Services Insur-
ance Co. in Bradenton.
He and Tami De Vane met in the Bahamas, married
and moved to her lifelong home, Anna Maria Island. Her
father, Robert E. "Poppy" De Vane, is well known in the
community as an Island leader of military veterans and
organizer of the kids fishing tournament in Bradenton
Beach. The Dittmeiers have two children.
"I saw the owner of one company I worked for
become very successful and blow his fortune and his
career on airplanes and high living," he said. "If I
needed some convincing, that did it I put my efforts
intolmaking sure customers are served."
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Spirit, Bones, LaPensee end soccer season on top
The Anna Maria Island Spirit, boasting an 8-0-2
record, took top honors in Division III with the only
undefeated record among the three soccer leagues. Mr.
Bones came in first in Division II with an 8-3-1 record,
while LaPensee Plumbing won the Division I crown
with a 7-1-2 record.
The last week of the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center's soccer league was absent of any dramatic
last-ditch heroics that propelled the underdog to the
championship, but it did have some great action and a
couple of mild upsets with Air & Energy edging Mr.
Bones 7-6 Nov. 6, while Island Pest Control earned a
5-5 tie Nov. 5 in Division I action.
Other action on Monday had Air & Energy taking
an 8-5 decision over Palm Tree Villas. Thursday's ac-
tion saw Mr. Repair It Man take it to West Coast Re-
frigeration by a 10-1 score, while Jessie's Island Store
edged Galati Marine by a 4-2 score. Air America and
Island Real Estate also recorded victories during the
An awards ceremony will take place at the Center
at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14, for all divisions in
the Center league.
Anna Maria Spirit 7, Air America 5
The Anna Maria Spirit's Stephen Thomas and Air
America's Alex Wright waged a scoring duel on Tues-
day, Nov. 6, in Division III soccer action at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center.
Thomas scored seven goals to lead the Spirit past
Air America despite five goals from Wright as the
Spirit remained the only undefeated team in the league.
The early moments of the game gave a forecast of
what was to come as Thomas and Wright each scored
three quick goals for a 3-3 tie only 12 minutes into the
Air America almost took its first lead two minutes
later when Wright passed inside to Corey Wash, whose
shot was saved by Spirit keeper Kyle Sewald. Thomas
got the Spirit back in front a few moments later when
he picked off a pass on the left side, cut back past two
defenders, and poked it under the hard-charging goalie
for a 4-3 lead.
Air America came back and was threatening the
Spirit defense, but Sewald again was there to make the
save. Sewald punted the ball out of bounds near
midfield where Air America quickly threw the ball into
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Alex Wright carries the ball forward as Brooke Fitzgerald and Jenna Duval defend.
Wright, who alertly dribbled into the box and shot be-
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Thomas went on a scoring blitz to open the sec-
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Thomas was taken down, resulting in a direct free
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Wright completed the scoring late in the game
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finished with a nice left-footed shot with the Spirit on
Air & Energy 7, Mr. Bones 6
Air & Energy edged Mr. Bones to delay any title
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Alex Phillips paced the Bones scoring efforts with
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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 24
goal and one assist for the first-place team.
Phillips wasted no time in giving Mr. Bones a lead
when he took the opening kickoff, beat three defend-
ers up the middle before finishing in the lower-right
comer of the goal for a 1-0 Mr. Bones lead.
Carper looked like he scored the equalizer when he
fired a rocket from the right edge of the penalty area,
but Tim Villars made a lay-out save to deny the Air
Energy striker. Minutes later, Carper hit a nice cross to
Fortenbury, but Villars came off his line to smother the
cross and deny Air & Energy.
Air & Energy finally broke through to tie the game
when Will Osborne passed inside to Carper, who
deeked the hard-charging Villars before passing the
ball into the open net to make it 1-1.
Phillips quickly restored the Bones' lead when he
stole the ball from a defender and poked it past the keeper
for a 2-1 lead, but Carper tied the score one minute later
when he launched a shot from 40 yards up and over the
outstretched hands of the Mr. Bones' keeper.
Fortenbury gave Air & Energy their first lead of the
game when he dribbled up the right side, then cut left past
a defender before juking the goalie to give Air & Energy
a 3-2 lead. Carper extended the Air & Energy lead when
he carried the ball up the left side, cut inside and hit a
rocket that ricocheted off the post right back to Carper,
who calmly tapped the ball into the open net for a 4-2 lead.
Mr. Bones crept to within one goal as the half came
to a close when Bryant beat two defenders up the right
side before hitting a nice service inside to a hard-charg-
ing Phillips, who easily finished making it 4-3 in favor
The second half opened with perhaps the play of
the game for Air & Energy. Phillips carried the ball up
the middle with only Air & Energy keeper Jake Wood
to beat, but Wood somehow made the save to deny
Phillips and preserve Air & Energy's one-goal advan-
Carper extended the Air & Energy lead two min-
utes later when he beat a defender up the right side
before cutting back and finishing with a beautiful left-
footed shot for a 5-3 lead, but Phillips came right back
to notch a goal of his own, making the score 5-4 in fa-
vor of Air & Energy.
Air & Energy came back downfield and received
a comer kick. Carper took the corner and chipped it in
front to Fortenbury, who headed it past Villars for a 6-
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Air & Energy striker Andrew Fortenbury races upfield during Air& Energy's 7-6 victory over Mr. Bones.-
Air & Energy striker Andrew Fortenbury races upfield during Air & Energy's 7-6 victory over Mr. Bones.
4 lead. Five minutes later, Carper carried up the right
side where he hit a cross that Fortenbury volleyed into
the goal for a 7-4 lead with time winding down.
A Mr. Bones' comer kick by Phillips was finished
off by Bryant to cut the score to 7-5. Air & Energy took
the kickoff and took the ball right through the Mr.
Bone's defense. Carper carried the ball in on Villars,
who came off his line, took a shot to the chin from
Carper, but held onto the ball to keep Mr. Bones in
Phillips pulled Mr. Bones to within one goal when
he beat three defenders up the right side, cut left, then
right, before finishing with a shot into the upper left
corner of the goal. Bryant stole the ball on the ensuing
kickoff, dribbled up the right side and fired a rocket that
just missed wide left as the final whistle blew, giving
Air & Energy a hard-fought 7-6 victory.
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to help the Canes earn a pair of shutout victories. The
Her-icanes opened their regular season this week with
a district game at Pinellas Park High in Largo before
opening their home schedule on Tuesday, Nov. 20,
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named the team's Most Valuable Player while defen-
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THE ISLANDER 0 NOV. 14, 2001 0 PAGE 25
Show you care
This is just a note to let other Islanders know
how fortunate we are to have such great youth
sports programs run by and through the Anna
Maria Island Community Center.
The newly formed Anna Maria Island Dol-
phins football team is the latest example of com-
Coach Tom Moore took it upon himself to
start this new team from scratch and he did a won-
derful job. He was knowledgeable, upbeat, firm
and level-headed while guiding this group of 11-
13-year-olds to a very successful five win inaugu-
ral season in the competitive Police Athletic
League of Bradenton.
The Dolphins' season ended with a tough loss
in the playoffs but Coach Tom Moore and his tal-
ented coaching staff, Andy Price, Brad Liske and
Scott Steenstra, had devoted six months of their
time getting our boys ready to play. The Dolphins
earned a lot of respect this year.
For all of you parents who are not sure if you
want your sons to play football, or if your son is
just growing into this age group, rest assured that
Tom Moore has organized a very legitimate pro-
gram and you can trust him to introduce your child
to organized football or help prepare him for the
next level of competition. We are glad we did.
Way to go Dolphins.
Bill & Jen Lowman, Holmes Beach
fensive back award. C.J. Wickersham took home the
best offensive linemen award, while Steve Faasse was
the best defensive linemen. Pat Cole rounded out the
awards, winning the most improved defensive linemen
In other PAL football news, the league held its
Superbowl on Nov. 10 and crowned three new champi-
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out the Broncos 12-0 to win the JV Superbowl. The Jag-
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CONGRATS TO AMICC SOCCER ALL-STARS!
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Division I White All-Stars
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Division II Blue All-Stars
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THE ISLANDER 0 NOV. 14, 2001 2 PAGE 27
Kings still on move; grouper moving to shallower water
By Capt. Mike Heistand
With mullet season coming into high gear, this
notice from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission may be of interest to commercial
castnetters out there;
The weekend closure to the commercial harvest of
mullet begins at 12:01 a.m. Saturday and ends at 12:01
a.m. the following Monday, now through Jan. 31. Dur-
ing this period, it is illegal for anyone to possess more
than 50 mullet on state waters or to land more than 50
mullet during the 48-hour closure.
For more information, call 850-487-0554.
The fishing roundup is pretty .good right now.
Kingfish are starting to move through the Gulf off-
shore, grouper are moving closer to the Island, there are
still lots of flounder in the bays, plus reds and snook
and the early catches of what promises to be a good
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said his backwater
charters include good catches of snook to 30 inches,
redfish to 27 inches, plus trout to 22 inches. He's find-
ing sheepshead are also starting to show up. ,
Capt. Sam Kimball on Legend charters out of
Annie's said he's been targeting the bays of late, do-
ing well with lots of small snook, a few trout and lots
of flounder. His offshore trips include grouper to 15
pounds, snapper to 6 pounds and a few kingfish up to
17 pounds, although he's got to go out to about 85 feet
of water to get into the kingfish run.
Island Discount Tackle said offshore kings and
grouper are moving closer to shore, with good catches
being reported within sight of land. Pompano are still
just off the beaches. In the backwater, look for big
flounder on the seagrass flats, and snook and big red-
fish outside of the slot limit for the reds.
Galati Bait Shop said kingfish are moving about
12 miles offshore. Look for grouper in 60 feet of wa-
ter, and lots of amberjack near the farther offshore
reefs. Pete said Capt. Todd Romine has been putting
his charters onto lots of reds and keeper snook.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business said he's
been.catching plenty of redfish and a few keeper snook
in the past week.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach said he's finding fishing to be getting
better by the day, with good catches of snook, redfish
and catch-and-release trout on almost all of his char-
Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said wade fishers
are doing well with redfish and some big unfortu-
nately catch-and-release trout. There are lots of big
flounder out there still, and shrimp are the best bait.
Good news on the shrimp: they're huge right now.
Cliff at the Anna Maria City Pier said dock an-
glers are getting into some too-small snook but mak-
ing up for it with big black drum and some early sea-
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said one charter produced 10 or 12 redfish while
out on Miguel Bay, all in the 22- to 25-inch range, plus
Backwater Near Shore Up to 7 miles out in the Gulf
Snook Redfish Trout Flounder Mackerel Snapper
Light Tackle Fishing Reservations a must
Tackle, bait, ice, fishing license provided!
Captain Mike Heistand U.S.C.G. Lic.
From left Kim Cooper of Huntington, Ind., Bill Starrett of Anna Maria City, Doug Cooper of Cincinnati, Ohio,
and Jack Cooper of Holmes Beach. show off their catch from the Stray Dog.
a 19-inch-long flounder and catch-and-release trout up
to 20 inches. He took a "fisherman's holiday" up to
Homosassa on Sunday and, casting plugs, brought in
some 25-inch grouper in nine feet of water. Some of the
grouper tipped the scales at 10 pounds, he added or
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide out of
Holmes Beach said he's had some excellent days off-
shore, with grouper up to 25 pounds, yellowtail snap-
per to 5 pounds, blackfin tuna, lane snapper, amberjack
and mangrove snapper all being boated by his obvi-
ously happy charters.
Dave Johnson at the Snead Island Crab House
said he's getting reports of big flounder coming in at
Terra Ceia Bay, plus some good-size snook. Reds are
also still flourishing in the Manatee River, he added.
Capt. Eric Bergen on the Kattina said grouper
action is getting better and better as the water tempera-
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tures cool. Grouper are moving closer to shore, too -
Capt. Eric said he caught a few within sight of land.
Capt. Roy Salgado said he concurs with Eric: he's
gearing up for some of the best grouper fishing of the
year right now. Currently he's bringing in gags and
reds to 25 pounds, amberjack to 50 pounds, and lots of
lane and mangrove snapper, with the best yet to come.
On my boat Magic, we have been catching snook
to 30 inches, lots of reds up to 30 inches, flounder to
19 inches and catch-and-release trout to 22 inches. The
reds are thick out there, with as many as 15 caught on
a single trip.
Good luck and good fishing.
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St., Holmes Beach.
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YARD SALE: Saturday, Nov. 17, 9am. Women's cloth-
ing, lots of movies. 201 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria.
SALE: Friday, Nov. 16, 8am. Two-by-fours (14), door
with trim, table and stand, two lamps, microwave,
typewriter, shelf and miscellaneous. 69th St., Holmes
SEASIDE COURT SALE: Saturday, Nov. 17, 8am.
First annual, multi-family yard sale. At Seaside Court
on 63rd Street, Holmes Beach.
DESIGNER'S YARD SALE: Saturday, Nov. 17, 8am-
1pm. Furniture, lamps, accessories, bed linens. 207
Fir, Anna Maria.
GARAGE SALE: Saturday, Nov. 17, 10am-noon.
Everything from soup to nuts! Horizons West: 34th
St. and Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
ROSER THRIFT SHOP open Tuesday and Thurs--
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9am-11 am, donations only. Always sales racks. 511
Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 779-2733.
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DACHSHUND adoption and rescue (D.A.R.E.).
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STORAGE: Boat, trailer, motor home or car. In and
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PRIVATE CHARTERS. Fishing, snorkeling,
sightseeing, Egmont Key. U.S.C.G. License. Captain
Keith Barnett. 778-3526 or 730-0516.
ISLAND SITTERS. We sit animals for $3/hour and
kids for $5/hour. Please call Sarah 778-7622, or
MATURE DEPENDABLE CLEANING help needed.
Flexible day hours. Pay based upon previous expe-
rience. 792-1032, leave message.
PART OR FULL-TIME Deli position available. Hours
are 5am-3pm. Food handling experience preferred,
but will train. Apply at Jessie's Island Store, 5424
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
LICENSED REAL ESTATE agents. Boutique
Longboat Key sales office. Work from home or office.
Generous commission split. Call Ted for a confiden-
tial interview, 383-3840.
FULL-TIME PREP and line cook wanted with people/
customer skills for open kitchen. Maitre d'/server with
fine dining experience. Call Chef Damon at Ooh La
CERTIFIED PEST CONTROL operator for local land-
scape maintenance company. Fax resume to 383-
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world? Are
you interested in learning the history of Anna Maria
Island? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Library.
Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-6247.
REGISTERED NURSE looking for private duty. Ex-
perience with the elderly and children. 778-5167.
$420,000-WOW! WHAT A VIEW!
Direct Gulffront, 2BR/2BA condo in
a well maintained complex. Slate floor
entry. Heated pool, carport, utility
area in unit. Close to everything.
$225,000 LaLENAIRE ISLES.
Accessible by boat only, this bayfi-ont,
acre+ lot on Jewfish Key in Sarasota
Bay will provide serene living. Great
bay view from one of 13 parcels on a 26-acre island.
Water, septic and electric at site. Community dock, sandy
1810 59th Street West, Bradenton
(941) 778-0766 (800) 778-8448
Visit our website at www.ArvidaRealty.com
2217 GULF DRIVE NORTH BRADENTON BEACH, FL 34217
941 778-2246 800 211-2323
2306 Canasta Drive ......... ....... .. 1.095.000
201 North Harbor Drive ...... ...... ..... S899.000
615 Ivanhoe Lane ....... ........... .... NEW ',729.000
619 Ivanhoe Lane ....... .................. NEW S629.000
722 Key Royale Drive ..... ..... ..... ......... S569.000
ISLAND HOMES CONDOS & LOTS
Bradenton Beach Club ..... ...... .....from ,500.000
210 67th St........................ REDUCED! S399.000
Beachualk Townhomes New Project .... from '434,900
41 1 Spring Ae .. ............. .. ... .. NEW S380,000
2903 Gtdf Drive............ ... .............. NEW S369.000
308 57th Street .................................... 369.000
4002 6th Ave .. ....... ........ .. . ..... S389.000
501 70 Street ......... ... ........... NEW ;329.000
West Bau Point & Moorings ............. NEW $319,000
710 North Shore lot ................................. 299,000
212 751h St . ...... ... ............... NEW S285,000
107B 73 Street......... .... ............. NEW $239.000
100 7th St. South ....................... NEW '625.000
308 57th St... ..... ..................... ..369.000
104 7Lh St. South ..................... NEW S349,000
204 65th St.. ............................. NEW $299,000
106 7th St. ................ ........................... $849.000
2418 901h St. NW ...............................$3,495,000
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MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, patio gar-
dens, trimming, clean-up, edgings, more. Hard-work-
ing and responsible. Excellent references. Edward
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.
COMPUTER TRAINING: Microsoft-certified systems
engineer available to assist with in-home computer
training. Basic to advanced training for software,
Internet, e-mail, digital photography. Installing software
programs, hardware. Senior discounts! Gift certificates
available. Call 778-9436, or cell 704-7662.
BATHROOM REMODELING. Water damaged dry-
wall, tiling, texturing, painting. Reliable, over 20 years
experience. Call Fred, 752-7758 or 545-6141, cell.
COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your com-
puter misbehaving? Certified computer service and
private lessons. Special $15 per hour- free advice.
SOS SERVICES. Full-service cleaning/organization
for your entire home. Professional, experienced, and
references. Free estimates. Call Sharon, 920-1992.
LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Available
evening, weekend. For any computer needs, hard-
ware, software, network, commercial, private. Call
X- LANP A
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SALES AND RENTALS
Ann (Harmon) Caron
TO BUY ... TO RENT ... TO SELL ...
3001 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 3421.7
New Rentals for Season:
$1,300 to $3,500 per month.
Annual Rentals: 2KR units
$700 to $&50 per month.
MS Serving the Island since 1970! Il3
CLEAN WINDOWS! Wouldn't that be nice? Local li-
cense, insured. Chris' Window Cleaning, 725-0399.
HURRICANE PROTECTION for your home. Choose
shutters or Glass Sentinel, a super-strength protec-
tive shield. Call ESP Island Shutters. Licensed, in-
sured, free estimates. Call 778-2840
TODD LASOTA TILE and handyman service. Tile
work, painting, some electrical, appliance repair,
automotive, maintenance, odd jobs, miscellaneous
repairs. Call 383-5623.
ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING for great results,
wash away mildew, dirt and salt. Thorough, reason-
able and reliable. Free estimates, licensed and in-
QUALITY, DEPENDABLE, GUARANTEED! Lawn
maintenance, including tree work, clean-ups, land-
scaping. Commercial/residentia!. Free estimates.
Call Midwest Mowing at 779-0939.
TWO CHEFS PERSONAL CHEF SERVICES. Ca-
tering to your every need. Holidays, special occa-
sions, private dinners, packages. Gift certificates
available. 778-4532. www.two-chefs-catering.com.
JACKSON HOLMES PAINTING Interior, exterior,
waterproofing. Residential/commercial. Life-time lo-
cal resident. Fully insured. 224-1560, cell.
IS ,Call Karen Day
Mike Norman Realty, inc.
3101 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach
Don't leave the Island
OPENING DOORS TO MANATEE COUNTY
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MILES OF SANDY BEACH for barefoot walking are
just steps from this charming beach cottage sitting
just one house from the beach. The home has been
kept in excellent condition and features a beamed
ceiling in the living room and built-in furniture.
$650,000. Bob and Penny Hall, 749-5981. 78952
BRADEN RIVER secluded gated waterfront
estate. One acre MOL on the river, four bed-
rooms. Open floor plan, ceramic tile floors, up-
dated kitchen, maple cabinets, upgraded appli-
ances. $495,000. Don Lewis, 746-3200. 77575
ONE YEAR FREE BOAT SLIP or free mainte-
nance fees! Riverside community with awe-
some amenities, dock, tennis, pool, spa.
$249,900. Wendy Gaudioso, 725-4663. 76204
GULFFRONT LOT Incredible buildable lot on
north end of Anna Maria. Full unobstructed
Gulf view. Some trees, private tropical setting.
One of the best lots on the Gulf. $799,900.
Sandy Drapala, 749-5797 or Kathy Marcinko,
TOTALLY UPDATED HOME with a new
kitchen and wood floors. Home is in superb con-
dition. Large fenced backyard. $99,900. Chuck
West, 374-3211 or Steve Georgie, 374-3632.
VIEW OF RIVER and pool. Wonderful location.
Amenities include secured entry, heated pool,
clubhouse, tennis, very good condition, light
neutral colors. Enjoy watching sunsets on the
river from community dock. $119,900. Ruth
Lawler, 856-0396. 78954
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PROPERTY CARETAKER. I will look after your resi-
dential, rental or commercial property in terms of
security, regular upkeep, light maintenance, tidiness,
etc. Dependable. References. Call 778-7462.
MR. BILL'S HOME REPAIR/maintenance service. Over
30 years experience, self-employed in construction
trades. "I'm handy to have around." 779-9666.
FURNITURE UPHOLSTERY, cushions, etc. Repair
and restoring antique specialist. Island Upholstery.
121 Bridge St. Free estimates. 778-4335.
ALL PRO PRESSURE CLEANING Inc. Homes and
commercial buildings. Pool decks and cages, drive-
ways and walks. Tile roofs and shingles (no pres-
sure). Free estimates. 756-0102.
CHAMBERLAIN PROFESSIONAL CLEANING.
Residential and condos. Free estimates. Experi-
enced, affordable, dependable and honest. Local
SHIRTS TO SHEETS IRONED. Serving the Island
for 15 years. Smoke-free environment. Pick-up and
delivery. Call Pressed for Time, 778-4192.
CERTIFIED COMPUTER TEACHER using exclusive
EZ/Learn system. Bringing the classroom into your
home. 383-5372. Free internet, free long distance
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BUSINESSMAN GOES NUTS!
Jon Kent, longtime Island resident and owner of Fat Cat Carpet &
,I Furniture Cleaning, has joined Island Real Estate as a Realtor. Jon has
been a Florida licensed real estate agent since 1986 and brings with him
__ __, an extensive knowledge of Island homes. "I've kept abreast of our real
estate market all these years just waiting for the right time to make a
A career change. Well, this is it!"
Trusted for years ...
"People have trusted me with the care of their carpet and furnishings for 10 years. Now,
they can have the same trust in me to provide them with progressive, confidential real
estate services in the sale of their property."
As most of you know, Jon's company, Fat Cat Carpet & Furniture Cleaning has been
refreshing carpets and furniture on the island since 1992. "We'll still be here to serve our
customers. Nathan has been with us for more than two years and will be taking on more
responsibility so I can concentrate full time on helping real estate sellers get the most
money for their property."
Before you make your final decision, give Jon a call at 778-6066. Ask for his free
report "How to Avoid 7 Costly Mistakes When Selling Your Home." It is free and
could help you save a lot of $$$.
Serving the Island
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Paradise Improvements 778-4173
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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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S'" Owners can wash their vehicles anytime as long as they use *
a hand-held hose with a shul-of nozzle. (Pull the car on the lawn
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* minutes daily.
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Holmes Beach FL 34217
941 778-7978 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
KEY WEST WOODSHOP: Custom Bahama shut-
ters and Caribbean- style railings, marine work. 778-
9143 or 224-0997.
HOLIDAY ELVES, ETC. Let us assist you with your
inside and outside decorating and shopping needs
this holiday season. 794-9990.
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/
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING and Lawn Mainte-
nance. Residential and commercial. Full-service
lawn maintenance, clean-ups, tree trimming, haul-
ing, Xeriscape. Island resident. Excellent refer-
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If
it is broken, 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.
PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and in-
stallation. 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 esti-
mates. Call Larry at 795-7775.
GILLIS & GILLIS ENT. Crushed, washed shell, top-
soil, landscaping services. We install shell drive-
ways. 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 refer-
ences. Dan or Bill, 795-5100 or cell 809-3100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. In-house plan designs. State licensed
and insured. Many Island references. 778-2993.
Lic# CRC 035261.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. 35-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at
CHRISTIES PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction.
Free estimates, no overtime charges. Now certify-
ing back flow at water meters. (FL#RF0038118)
778-3924 or 778-4461.
WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more by
Hunter Douglas and other major manufacturers. Life-
time warranty. Call Island resident Keith Barnett for a
free in-home consultation. Many Island references, 15
years experience. 941-778-3526 or 730-0516.
TILE TILE TILE. All variations of ceramic tile sup-
plied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt, re-
liable, many Island references. Call Neil, 726-3077.
GRIFFITHS' ISLAND PAINT/ paper services: Inte-
rior/exterior painting, pressure washing and wallpa-
per. For prompt, reliable service at reasonable rates,
call Kevin at 778-2996. Husband/wife team.
ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodeling,
repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths. Free
estimates. Lic#CGC061519, #CCC057977,
#PE0020374. Insured. Call 720-0794.
25 YEARS EXPERIENCE, highly skilled, depend-
able restoration/renovation expert, carpenter, fine
finishing contractor. Kitchen/bathroom specialist.
Repairs, painting. Paul Beauregard, 779-2294.
KEN & TINA DBA Griffin's Home Improvements.
Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets
and shutters. Insured and licensed, 748-4711.
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SEVIESCntnud OM IPOVMET otiue
B&D SEAMLESS aluminum gutters, 5 or 6 inch
available. Insured, free estimates. Dean Guth, owner
and operator, 729-0619.
TILE, CARPET, LAMINATE supplied and installed.
Why pay retail? Island resident, many references.
Free estimates, prompt service. Steve Allen Floor
Coverings. 383-5381, or 726-1802.
CARL V. JOHNSON JR. Contractor. Remodeling,
additions, new homes, design service. Free esti-
mates. Call 795-1947. Lic #RR-0066450.
MIKE McCALEB, ARCHITECT, P.A. 10-year Island
resident, 25 years experience. Remodels, new
homes, commercial. FEMA, DEP, waterfront. #AR-
MASON with 25-years experience. Glass, block,
cinderblock, brick, tile. Walls built and repaired. Ce-
ment repairs. Chris, 795-3034
HANDY ANTHONY. Jack of most trades. Home re-
furbishing and detailing, 778-6000.
ANNUAL RENTALS, several to choose from. Big
ones, small ones, and one just right for you. Mike
Norman Realty, 778-6696.
STEPS TO THE BEACH. 2BR/1BA with washer/
dryer, screened lanai. $750/month, utilities not in-
ANNA MARIA PROPERTIES desperately needed!
Immediate waiting list for rental units, especially 3BR/
2BA. Call Tracy at Wedebrock Real Estate 778-6665.
AUTUMN SPECIAL 1BR/2BA, furnished, clean,
steps from beach, Anna Maria Island. Pets welcome.
$298/week; $998/month, plus tax. Call 778-1098.
HOLMES BEACH CANALFRONT home. 2BR/2BA
furnished home, garage, laundry, dock, many extras.
Available monthly/weekly. Open now through Dec.
31. Call for cost and details, (813) 286-9814.
BAYFRONT COTTAGES with docks. Turnkey,
beautiful views, breezy, quiet area. No pets/smoking.
Priced from $700/month, $350/week. 941-794-5980.
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
April-December 2002. $1,750/month, plus utilities
and tax. Located at 524 75th St., Holmes Beach.
Days call 920-1558, or after 5pm 485-1373.
UNFURNISHED 1 BR/1 BA units on west side of Gulf
Drive. Near beach and both attractive. Choice of
Anna Maria or Holmes Beach location. $700/month
and $725/month, includes water. No pets, first, last,
security. Anna Maria Realty, 778-2259.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA. Large screened lanai, carport,
washer/dryer hookup. 404 79th St., Holmes Beach.
Utilities plus, $850/month or $900/month with lawn
service. First, last, security. 794-9990, or (703) 691-
SEASONAL FURNISHED new home in Anna Maria.
2BR/2BA elevated. One block to beach. Available
now through April. (813) 251-9201.
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PANORAMIC BAY-VIEW, ground-floor triplex, fully
furnished, new ceramic tile. 1BR and 2BR. Very
nice, quiet with beautiful view. Steps to Gulf. Sea-
sonal or possible annual. Non-smoking, no pets.
DIRECT BAYFRONT yearly unfurnished 2BR/2BA
corner unit at Westbay Cove South. Spectacular
views, newly remodeled, tennis, heated pool. Close
to beach and shopping. Call Dave Moynihan, Real-
tor, at 778-2246, or 778-7976 evenings.
WATERFRONT BEACH HOME available all winter.
Turnkey furnished, upscale Key West style. Sweep-
ing panoramic views. Pets on approval. $2,300/
month. 794-5980. Website: www.divefish.com.
SEASONAL, NEW 2BR/2BA. Steps to beach.
$800/week or $2,600/month. Bark and Co. Realty,
AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY! Holmes Beach 2BR/
1BA canalfront, elevated home. Upscale furnish-
ings, newly decorated. Private dock and just steps
to beach. Prefer seasonal renters. $2,500/month.
216 S. Harbor Drive. Call (813) 971-7999 day or
ANNUAL RENTAL: 2400 Avenue C. Unfurnished
2BR/1BA, newly painted, washer/dryer in unit,
cable, water, heated pool. 100 yards to Gulf. $825/
month, first, last, $500 deposit. Mike Norman Realty,
HOLMES BEACH RENTAL: Great 3BR/2BA open
floor plan, ranch-style home. Kitchen, laundry, ga-
rage, lanai. Available Dec. 1 with security and ref-
erences. $1,350/month. Vinnie, 545-6118.
ROOMMATE(S) WANTED: Beautiful home in Bradenton
Beach with pool. One or two females. Reasonable rent for
right personss. 779-9146, or 224-0997.
ANNA MARIA KEY ROYALE Canalfront. 2BR/2BA
upgraded home. Family room, sunset terrace, dock,
garage, laundry. Bright and open. $3,200/monthly.
BEST VALUE! Sandpiper Mobile Resort, turnkey
furnished, senior park. Steps to beach. All utilities,
including cable television and telephone. Seasonal.
779-0555, or (330) 686-8765
STEPS TO BEACH. 3BR/2BA home, two-car ga-
rage, fully furnished, washer/dryer, quiet neighbor-
hood, small pet considered, non-smoking. Pictures
available. (813) 684-2644.
HOLMES BEACH 1BR/1BA seasonal/annual du-
plex. Close to beach and shopping. From $600/
HAVE A BOAT? Play tennis? We have the place for
you! Newly redecorated 2BR/2BA townhouse on
deep-water canal with dock on Flamingo Cay. View
spectacular sunsets from one of two screened lanais.
Fully furnished and supplied. Sleeps six. $2,300/month
seasonal Mike Norman Realty, 778-6696.
ROOM AND BATH in Holmes Beach, seasonal.
Light use of kitchen, laundry. Utilities included. One
block to Gulf. Minimum one month rent in advance.
SEASONAL HOLMES BEACH: 1BR/1BA with
shower, fully furnished, extra clean. Two blocks to
Gulf. Utilities and cable television included. Avail-
able now through Nov. 30. $225/week. 778-6310.
ANNUAL 2BR/1BA upstairs duplex with porch.
Good area, clean, modern, dishwasher, private
parking. Block to beach. $698/month. Cell 410-
4466, or 924-5199.
PALMA SOLA PARK annual 3BR/2BA, pool, fenced
yard, fireplace, garage. $1,200/month. Marina
Pointe Realty Co., 779-0732.
HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL 3BR/3BA
townhouse. Beautiful decor, great location overlook-
ing nature preserve. Heated pool, washer/dryer,
garage and much more! 713-0096.
SEASONAL 2BR/1.5BA home, $2,100/month. 2BR/
1BA duplex, $1,800/month. 2BR/2BA canal home,
$2,600/month. Marina Pointe Realty Co, 779-0732.
VACATION RENTAL available January-April. 2BR/
2BA with den. Just steps to beach. Like new.
$2,500/month. 778-0817 or 739-7735.
BIMINI BAY ANNUAL 3BR/2.5BA, caged pool, two-
car garage, unfurnished. $2,000/month. Marina
Pointe Realty Co., 779-0732.
BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED 1BR/1BA Holmes
Beach. Across from beach. Utilities, cable television
included. Available now through April 30. 778-2211.
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL 2BR/2BA, new appli-
ances, including washer/dryer. Clean and updated.
Ground level. $850/month. Marina Pointe Realty
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB direct Gulffront 2BR/2BA.
Cancellation makes this exceptional unit available Jan. 1-
Feb. 17. Hurry, this won't last! Frank, (716) 454-7434.
WATERFRONT 1 BR annual apartment. Cable tele-
vision, water included. $750/month, plus $750 secu-
rity deposit. Call C.J., 741-8688.
200-FEET TO BEACH. Historic Old Town cottage.
Spacious 1BR/1.5 BA available December-April.
Furnished, private, quiet. Near pier, shops, restau-
CORTEZ VILLAGE SEASONAL furnished 2BR/1 BA
home. No pets. $1,600/month, utilities included.
794-2170 or e-mail: email@example.com.
BEAUTIFUL EFFICIENCY One block to beach. All
utilities and local phone service included. Available
now-Dec. 20. $500/month. 778-4611.
GULFVIEW UNFURNISHED ANNUAL, large 1BA/
1BA with Jacuzzi tub, washer/dryer, dishwasher,
spacious sundeck. $850/month, 778-1345.
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SEASONAL RENTAL in Holmes Beach. Large 1 BR
apartment with heated pool. Steps to beach. Avail-
able December-February. 778-4499.
ANNUAL NEAR BEACH 2BR/2BA with laundry room
and garage, $1,100/month. Also, 2BR/1 BA with laun-
dry room, $975/month, and ground level with nice
large yard; both have new tile and paint throughout.
Large and nice. Pet considered. 308 57th St., Holmes
Beach. 713-3089 or 779-3089.
BEACHFRONT HOME. North Shore 2BR/1 BA with
garage. Patio on sand. Available January-April.
SEASONAL RENTALS still available: Condos and pri-
vate homes. Prices $2,200-$3,800/month. Wedebrock
Real Estate Co., 778-6665 or (800) 749-6665.
POPULAR WESTBAY POINT and Moorings. 2BR/2BA
turnkey furnished. Sharp! $260,000. Call Dick Maher or
Dave Jones at 778-4800, A Paradise Realty.
KEY ROYALE VILLA on an estate-size lot. Pool,
gazebo. Comfortable 4BR/4BA home. Sale or lease
purchase, $449,000. Towne and Shore Realty, 383-
3840 or 302-3840.
THREE PROPERTIES by owner: 2BR/2BA Gulffront
condo, prerenovation $340,000.2BR/2BA bayfront condo,
prerenovation $230,000. Holmes Beach lot, west of Gulf
Drive, $139,000.778-4523 or (800) 977-0803.
DEEP SALTWATER CANALFRONT home with dock,
clean/crisp. $329,900 and choice deep saltwater lot
with full seawall, $229,000. Both very close to Lemon
Bay, no bridges, located just south Englewood/
Manasota Key. It's what "Anna Maria Island used to be
20 years ago". Owner (570) 943-2516.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX for sale by owner, 2BR/2BA
and 1 BR/1 BA. Principals only. $275,000. 779-0470.
LONGBOAT KEY Gulffront condo. 2BR/2BA split
design. Turnkey furnished, sandy beach, pool, on-
site management. Only $419,000. Towne and Shore
Realty, 383-3840 or 302-3840.
WOW! 2BR/2BA villa, furnished, remodeled, new
plumbing and appliances. Lanai, deck, white tile,
leased boat dock. $159,000. 778-6836.
BAYFRONT CONDO. 2BR2BA gorgeous views day
and night. Just steps to Gulf. Walk to shops, piers,
taverns. Perfect place for a real fun vacation or year-
round living. Turnkey furnished, new tile, paint,
blinds. Elevator, heated pool. Unit and complex iln
great shape. $249,900. Easy to see, just call Yvonne
Higgins at Wagner Realty, 720-3879.
WATERFRONT YOU can afford! Canalfront home to
Tampa Bay. 1,123 square feet. Great investment or
fisherman's home. 30 minutes to Bradenton.
$135,400. (813) 625-4137.
SUNBOW BAY CONDO. Waterview, extensively
updated 2BR/2BA. Shown
by appointment. 779-
HOME AND IN-LAW QUARTERS. Wonderful lot in quiet
location. Room for pool. Walk to beach, shops, banks.
Sunny rooms, new tile throughout, fireplace. Easy to see.
$259,900. Yvonne Higgins at Wagner Realty, 720-3879.
CANALFRONT AND POOL Elevated 2BR/2BA
home with lots of storage. Very nicely turnkey fur-
nished. Private setting. $379,000. Yvonne Higgins at
Wagner Realty, 720-3879.
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UNOBSTRUCTED GULF VIEW from this his-
toric beach cottage. 2BR/1 BA turnkey furnished
with deeded boat dock. $279,900. Call Jane
Grossman at 778-4800 or 778-4451.
3BR/2BA ISLAND HOME turnkey furnished
with a dock. Front and rear decks. Catch every
breeze. $285,000. Call Ed Oliveira at 778-4800
COMPLETELY REMODELED canal home in
prestigious Key Royale. 3BR/2BA luxury poll
with full cool deck. New appliances and A/C.
Large eat-in kitchen. Priced at $499,000. Call
Quentin Talbert at 778-4800 or 704-9680.
ELEVATED ISLAND DUPLEX 2BR/2BA each
side. Excellent location, walk to beach or bay.
$289,000. Call Ed Oliveira, 778-4800 or 705-4800.
KEY ROYALE Beautifully maintained 3BR/2BA
canal home with boat dock, new ceramic tile and
carpet steps to golf course. $469,900. Call Lynn
Hostetler at 778-4800.
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS Updated
2BR/2BA turnkey furnished condo in very pri-
vate tropical setting. Fully enclosed and air con-
ditioned lanai with view of heated pool and peek
of the bay. Priced to sell at $260,000. Call Dick
Maher or Dave Jones at 778-4800.
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8 Tin can's target
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23 Cold-blooded one
24 What a show horse
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31 Weakened military
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43 Staying power
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51 Do-say connection
52 Drapery disaster?
55 Env. contents
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59 Response in a
61 Sound of the Northwest
62 Balancing pro
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69 When to celebrate
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72 Farm shelter
' 76 Suns or Stars
77 Kwik-E-Mart clerk on
78 Flat tire causes
81 Flowers named for a
83 "Oh, my!"
87 Mrs. William McKinley
92 TV's "Shop __ You Drop"
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95 Per ad astra
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98 October 31 option
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102 Modern office staples
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25 National airport name
28 Pagoda features
32 Express doubts
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