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Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992) ( December 5, 2001 )

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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: December 5, 2001

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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Manatee -- Anna Maria
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00074389/00546

Material Information

Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: December 5, 2001

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

Record Information

Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
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Anna Maria Island map in this edition, page 18.


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"The Best News on Anna


Maria Island"


The state attorney's office will not file misde-
meanor charges against Anna Maria Vice Mayor Tom
Skoloda for any of his actions in the Sept. 21 tape in-
cident at city hall.
In a three-page memo, Assistant State Attorney
Peggy Bullweg said that following a two-month inves-
tigation, her office has concluded that Skoloda did not
violate Florida's public records statutes and that "no
charges will be filed."
Bullweg also concluded there was no evidence of
theft in the matter.
The incident began on Sept. 21 when Skoloda re-
quested a copy of the tape of the previous night's city
commission meeting from the deputy city clerk, Diana
Percycoe.
According to Bullweg's report, the request came
late Friday afternoon and Percycoe said she would
make a copy the next day, her request for overtime pay


Il$LANDR


Alexandra Schebel, 2, asks Santa for dolls and toys.


Melissa Guet, 3, visiting from France,
gives Santa some gift ideas after the
Privateers holiday parade Saturday.
Islander Photos: J.L. Robertson.


Michael Imbaciani, 5, attired
in "junior Privateer gear,"
told Santa he's not sure what
he wants yet.


Kaci Batsio asks Santa for a new Nicole Pierce, 6, wants a
Barbie doll. dresser set from Santa.


After participating in the Christmas
parade, Cory Gallion, 8, tells Santa
he'd like some CDs this year.


having been denied by Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh,
Bullweg said.
According to Bullweg's report, Skoloda then
asked if he could make a copy himself and he was
told by City Clerk Alice Baird, the official custodian
of the records, that he could not make a copy him-
self. She promised Skoloda she would make him a
copy the first item of business on the following
Monday. Skoloda asked if his key would fit Ms.
Percycoe's office door.
The report states that after speaking with
Percycoe, Baird decided to go to city hall to secure
the tape. She met Deffenbaugh at city hall that
evening (Sept. 20). Baird and Deffenbaugh noticed
the tape of the commission meeting in question was
missing.
PLEASE SEE SKOLODA, NEXT PAGE


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Jordan Blonski, on holiday
from St. Charles, Ill., asks
Santa for a doll from the
"American Girl" collection.


State will not file charges


against Vice Mayor Skoloda


Volume 10, no. 4, Dec. 5, 2001 FREE


Island's beach


renourishment


starts Jan. 30
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Great Lakes Dock and Dredge Co. of Chicago has
been selected by Manatee County as the contractor for
the Anna Maria Island beach renourishment project
with a start date of Jan. 30, 2002. The bid was
$8,390,300.
The same company had a low bid of $8,290,300 for
a start date of April 15, but the January start date was
chosen, according to Manatee County Ecosystems
Manager Charlie Hunsicker, because of "unpredictable
weather related impacts to the existing beach, avoid-
ance of the sea turtle nesting season, and desires ex-
pressed by residents of the Island communities."
Hunsicker is recommending acceptance of the
Great Lakes bid and start date to Manatee County Pur-
chasing Manager Rob Cuthbert.
The matter of accepting the bid and start date was
approved by the Manatee County Board of Commis-
sioners Tuesday, Hunsicker said.
Hunsicker said 11 companies were notified of bid
availability and five requested a bid package. Only
three responded by the deadline and one company did
not submit a bid for the Jan. 30 start date, only the April
15 date.
According to its Web site at www.sandgravel.com,
Great Lakes Dock & Dredge was formed in 1890 and
it is the largest dredging and beach renourishment com-
pany in the United States.
It was the dredge company for the Island's 1992-
93 project by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.



lapp enings

Let it snow! Let it snow!
It's beginning to look a lot like the holidays,
and nowhere so much this weekend as "down-
town" Holmes Beach where "open house" is in
full swing Friday evening from 5 to 8 p.m.
Free refreshments, music, entertainment
and prizes are offered by merchants in the area
including Island Shopping Center, S&S Plaza
and all around.
An annual highlight of the event is the
Manatee High School chamber orchestra, which
performs at 6 p.m. again this year at The Is-
lander. New this year, an appearance by the Is-
land Middle School band and a snow machine.
Returning: Saggy Aggy, carolers, musicians,
face painters and Santa, among others.
On Saturday and Sunday, the Anna Maria
Island Art League-sponsored art and crafts
show, Winterfest, takes place outdoors next to
Holmes Beach City Hall. The two-day event
goes from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days -just
in time for holiday gift giving.
Music by the Anna Maria String Band and
the Cortez Grand 01' Opry.
More inside.


Skimming the news...


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PAGE 2 TDEC. 5, 2001 I'THE ISLANDER


Code enforcement board grants marina relief


The Holmes Beach Code Enforcement Board
granted Brian Quartermain of Morland Marine Interna-
tional and Holmes Beach Marina temporary relief from
the running fine of $150 a day ordered against the
marina.
The board also voted unanimously not to eliminate
$6,000 in fines that have already accrued.
The code enforcement board found the marina in
violation of storing boats in parking places and having
added and removed fences. The current usage at the site
does not comply with the site plan on file with the city.
At a hearing in August the board ordered that a new
or revised site plan must be submitted to the city within
60 days.
At an October code enforcement board hearing,
Code Enforcement Officer Walter Wunderlich testified
that the marina was still not in compliance and that a
new site plan had not been filed.
The board ordered a fine of $250 a day for the first
three days and $150 per day for each subsequent day
after the order that the property remains non-compli-


ant. However, once a site plan is presented to the city,
the fines will stop until the city commission reviews the
plan and a decision is reached.
As of the Nov. 29 meeting, a site plan still had not
been submitted to the city and the fines against the
marina totaled $6,000.
Quartermain requested that the board grant him
another 21 days to file a new site plan and asked that
the $6,000 debt be removed and the running fines
lifted.
Quartermain told the board that the site plan re-
quires more work than he had at first assumed and that
recent damage from a storm as well as a robbery at the
marina have caused delays.
"I would love to give you just a straight ground
plan, but my architects have advised me that the site
plan also needs to show elevations," said Quartermain.
Public works administrative clerk Susan Lonzo,
however, confirmed that the city does not require el-
evations on the site plan, simply a revised plan that
shows what is currently on site.


Board members felt that Quartermain has had
ample time since August to prepare a new site plan.
"I agree the tropical storm has had an effect on your
business, but I don't understand why you couldn't take 30
minutes out of the day to talk to the building department
to clarify what the site plan requires," board member Don
Schroder told Quartermain. "I just don't buy it, especially
if someone was fining me this much."
While the board voted unanimously not to elimi-
nate $6,000 in accrued fines, it did agree to grant
Quartermain his request for a 21-day extension.
During the extension period, the $150-per-day
fines will be lifted; however, the board ordered that if
Quartermain failed to submit a site plan, the running
fine would be reinstated and it would become retroac-
tive to the suspension date.
Quartermain has until Dec. 20 to file a site plan.
The next code enforcement board meeting will be held
at 1 p.m. Jan. 17. The board could rule to place a lien
against the property if the case comes before it again
in January.


Skoloda tape inquiry ends
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1


Before law enforcement officials could be con-
tacted, however, Skoloda arrived at city hall with the
missing tape.
According to Deffenbaugh, Skoloda said he tried
to make a copy with the equipment at city hall, but
was unsuccessful. He then took the tape to an undis-
closed location to make a copy. Bullweg's report
said Skoloda only had the tape for about an hour.
Bullweg said that the Florida statutes on public
records state that "the custodian of the records must
permit inspection and examination of the records
within a reasonable time. The statute only imposes
criminal sanctions on the custodian of records to
unreasonably deny the requests. There are no crimi-
nal sanctions against the party requesting an inspec-
tion or copy. There are no relevant statues [under
Florida law] that would make the defendant's ac-
tions a public records violation," Bullweg con-
cluded.
Bullweg also investigated the question of theft of
a public document. With no evidence to suggest
Skoloda intended to keep the tape and no evidence
suggesting he tampered with the tape, there was no
theft involved, Bullweg indicated.
Accordingly, after investigating all facets of the
incident, "no charges will be filed" against Skoloda,
concluded Bullweg.


Token of gratitude
Holmes Beach city commissioners presented Roger Lutz a plaque as a token of appreciation for his service as
chairman of the commission. "It's been the best two-and-a-half years I've had in city government," said
current commission chairman Rich Bohnenberger. Lutz continues to serve as a commissioner. Islander Photo:
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Deffenbaugh, Skoloda, ex-mayor


ready for next election


Current Anna Maria Mayor Gary
Deffenbaugh along with Vice Mayor Tom
Skoloda and former Mayor Chuck Shumard are
among six people who have obtained qualifying
packets for prospective candidates in the February
2002 city election.
Others who have picked up packets include
SueLynn, who has declared her candidacy for
mayor, Chuck Webb and Carol Ann McGill.
Three positions are up for election, including
two city commission seats and the office of mayor.
Candidates can officially file their intention to
run for office starting Tuesday, Dec. 11, at city
hall and at that time must declare if they are run-
ning for mayor or a city commission seat. The
deadline for filing is Friday, Dec. 21.


Packets with qualifying information for pro-
spective candidates are still available at city hall or
at the county elections office in Bradenton.
Besides a number of forms and signatures of
voters in the city, candidates must pay a $48 quali-
fying fee.for commission, $96 for the mayoral seat.
Commissioners are paid $4,800 annual salary
and the mayoral position salary is $9,600.
Anna Maria residents who need to register to
vote or provide a change of address for registration
before the city election have until Jan. 15 to do so
either in person at the Manatee County Supervisor
of Elections Office, 305 15th St. W., Bradenton, or
by mail-in registration form available at city hall,
the post office or at The Islander office, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.


Holmes Beach commissioner drafts resolution

opposing proposed county charter


Holmes Beach City Commissioner Rich
Bohnenberger has drafted an ordinance on behalf of the
city objecting to the proposed charter government for
Manatee County.
The resolution cites the following points in its ar-
gument against a charter government:
The citizens of Holmes Beach have by referen-
dum established the City of Holmes Be'ach.
The proposed county charter is not the result of
citizens' initiative and the adoption of this charter
would impact the citizens by impairing their right of
"home rule" granted by the Florida Constitution.
Future charter amendments could overturn the


city land development code and comprehensive plan,
leading to increased density and high-rise development
within the community.
There are other remedies available to resolve dif-
ferences between governmental entities.
Bohnenberger told fellow commissioners that he
doesn't want voters in Lakewood Ranch deciding land-
use issues in Holmes Beach. "We need leadership, not
dictatorship, and the charter government would remove
city control."
The resolution should be on the agenda of the next
regular commission meeting scheduled for 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 18.


THE ISLANDERS DEG. -5, 2001 U PAGE 8

Meetings

Anna Maria City
Dec. 10, 3 p.m., administrative procedures committee
meeting.
Dec. 11, 7 p.m., special city commission meeting on
parking.
Dec. 12, 6-8 p.m., appreciation dinner for city board
members and volunteers.
Dec. 13, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.
Bradenton Beach
Dec. 6, 5 p.m., city commission work session on prop-
erty exchange between city and Dr. Fred Bartizal.
Dec. 6,7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda: Action
regarding Bartizal property exchange, first reading on
beach renourishment resolution, first reading on Old
Bridge Village comprehensive plan amendment and re-
zoning application (not a public hearing), public hearing
on street vacation off 2303 Avenue C, Island Trolley pre-
sentation, computer network for city hall presentation, city
street paving discussion, Beach House restaurant request
for fireworks, selection of chair of Island Transportation
Planning Organization, request to close city hall at noon
Dec. 23 for the holidays, reports, and public comment.
Dec. 11 1 p.m., scenic highway committee meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.
Holmes Beach
Dec. 5, 7 p.m., parks and beautification committee
meeting.
Dec. 7, 8 a.m., charter review committee meeting.
Holmhnes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.
Of Interest
Dec. 10, 7 p.m., Anna Maria Island Historical Society
meeting, Anna Maria City Hall.
Dec. 11, noon, qualifying begins for Anna Maria City
mayor and commission election, Anna Maria City Hall,
through Dec. 21.
Dec. 13, 6 p.m., West Manatee Fire & Rescue District
commission meeting.


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PAGE 4 i DEC. 5, 2001 U THE ISLANDER


By Paul Roat
Remember these numbers: 15, 9, 4 versus 9, 6, 2.
The first set of numbers is the 2001 storm tally of
15 named storms, nine of them hurricanes and two of
those hurricanes being classed as severe. The second
set of figures is the average storm record, based on the
past 100 or so years of observations.
Atlantic hurricane season 2001, June 1 to Nov. 30,
ended Friday, even as Tropical Storm Olga chugged its
way toward Florida. It was a season of late bloomers.
Hurricane Erin was the first of the year, forming Sept.
8, and made the record books as the latest-formed hur-
ricane of the season in 17 years. It did not hit the United
States in fact, no hurricane did this year.
But tropical storms didn't miss the coast of Florida.
Tropical Storm Allison smacked into Texas and Louisi-
ana June 5 and drenched the Florida Panhandle. It made


Up and
away
Jonathan
Leal wants
everybody
to go fly a
kite -
literally.
The
president
of the
Suncoast
Kite Club
was at
Manatee
Public
Beach last
week
flying
some
patriotic
kites.
Islander
Photo:
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record books, too, becoming the costliest tropical storm in
history in the wake of its $5 million in damages.
And of course we all remember Sept. 14, when
Tropical Storm Gabrielle made landfall just south of
Sarasota and moved northeast across the state. Up-
wards of 300,000 homes were left without electricity
for days, and the amount of tree debris was astonish-
ing. When the storm hit, it had "only" 70-mph winds.
Florida took the brunt of the Atlantic hurricane
season for 2001, although no hurricanes took aim at the
Sunshine State. We had to deal with Allison, Gabrielle
and Tropical Storm Barry in August.
A wrap-up of the Atlantic 2001 storm season: very
active, with more to come in upcoming decades. Storm
forecasters predict we are entering a "more favorable"
development cycle in the next 20-plus years for tropi-
cal storms, hurricanes and severe hurricanes.


Jesus missing in Bradenton BeaoF


Although Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam
Special hasn't found Jesus yet, it's not for lack of
searching.
Special and the rest of the police force are look-
ing for Baby Jesus, stolen from his crib in front of
Mollie and John Sandberg's home on Bay Drive
South. The creche the Nativity scene is an an-
nual decoration by the Sandbergs.
Someone took the infant from his crib last
month, but returned him, only to have him


snatched again last week.
"Joseph and Mary are distraught!" the S -iiil..;
said. "If you've seen Baby Jesus, or know where he is,
please help bring him home for Christmas."
The Sandbergs he the chair of the Tingley Me-
morial Library board, she a city commissioner ask
anyone with any knowledge of the missing statue to
call 778-6247, or just put him back.
"We did interview three wise men," Speciale said,
"but they didn't know anything."


2001 hurricane season


by the numbers


'Misuse' accusation

doesn't deserve

comment
Anna Maria Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh said Vice
Mayor Tom Skoloda's remarks at the Nov. 20 city
commission meeting that his administration "misused"
city funds are not deserving of comment.
"It doesn't merit a comment because it's a non-is-
sue," said Deffenbaugh.
But any allegation that a public official has mis-
used public funds is a serious charge, particularly com-
ing from another elected official, conceded
Deffenbaugh, and he would like to be aware of any-
thing specific.
Efforts to reach Skoloda for elaboration on his al-
legations of misuse were unsuccessful by press dead-
line.


Goals set

in Bradenton Beach
By Paul Roat
Density, zoning and long-range planning are the
hallmarks of goals Bradenton Beach city commission-
ers have set for themselves next year.
City commissioners have crafted more than a score
of goals for themselves and the city. Another goal-set-
ting session is set for 8:30 a.m. Dec. 14, with more
workshops expected to allow citizen input in the pro-
cess.
Commissioner Bill Arnold led last week's work-
shop. His suggestions included repairing and repaving
city streets, adding shell to city easements, defining re-
sponsibilities on the Bradenton Beach City Pier, hold-
ing auctions of surplus city equipment, completing
work on the city records room, finalizing the city's
anchorage and readdressing the city's employee pay
schedule.
He also suggested beachfront property owners have
address numbers placed on the Gulf side of their homes
in addition to the street side in case of an emergency.
Commissioner Dawn Baker stressed the need to
address growth and development within the city. "We
need more revitalization and less redevelopment," she
said. She also wanted goals of a city brochure and bet-
ter safety equipment on the sanitation trucks.
Commissioner Mollie Sandberg said enhancements
to the Gulf Drive corridor were important for the city,
as was street maintenance throughout the city.
Commissioner Ross Benjamin said sidewalks
throughout the city were his prime goal, as was the
cleanup of the former Trader Jack property in the 800
block of Gulf Drive.
Mayor John Chappie suggested more pedestrian
crosswalks should be added to Gulf Drive and curbs
should be added to Bridge Street. He also said street
paving would take place "We're going to lay some
asphalt in this city this year."
Chappie also said he would like to encourage more
neighborhood associations' involvement in city affairs.


It was a barge attack,

not fireworks
Jim Taylor did most of his post-boat parade fire-
works show with blood dripping down his face and a
flap of skin hanging over one eye, but it had nothing to
do with fireworks.
He and his Taylor-Made Pyrotechnical Entertain-
ment crew were just getting into the climactic aerial
display after the Christmas Lighted Boat Parade Satur-
day night, when the boss slipped.
The deck was wet on the barge that i, the platform
for the pyrotechnics, he said, and he slipped, fell and
cut his forehead on a rocket rack. "Not fireworks," he
emphasized. "Just a dumb slip."
A flap of skin later reattached with half a dozen
stitches hung over one eye, not to mention the blood
that also blurred his vision. But he went on with the
show.
"'I'll complete a show if.I have to crawl," he said
later.
Of his accident, he said, "If that's the worst thing
ever to happen to me, I'm the luckiest guy around."





THE ISLANDER 0 DEC. 5; 2001 M PAGE 5


Residents ask Holmes Beach for cleaner Avenue C


Residents of the 3000 block of Avenue C in
Holmes Beach got quick results after speaking up at a
city commission meeting about the poor aesthetic and
environmental conditions on their street.
Avenue C is home not only for some residents of
Holmes Beach, but also some commercial businesses.
"Avenue C was not planned in an orderly fashion,"
said Sue Normand, a resident of Avenue C. "The 3000
block looks like a slum area. The area has become
blighted with vehicles, auto parts and trash. We have
constant noise from machinery being used at the com-
mercial locations. We also have semi-trucks constantly
pulling onto Avenue C facing south, then backing up
northward to the businesses at the dead end of the
street.
"Although these lots are zoned commercial, cer-
tainly the city commission has it within its purview to
permit only non-invasive businesses to operate, since


Holmes Beach fire training
canceled by department
A controlled bum planned as a training exercise by
the West Manatee Fire & Rescue District on two vacant
residential structures adjacent to the old Pete Reynard's/
Marina Bay restaurant in Holmes Beach, the future loca-
tion of the Tidemark Lodge, has been canceled.
According to Capt. Ernie Cave of the WMFR, the
Tidemark property owners had offered the buildings on
the site to WMFR for use in fire training.
"While these opportunities are few and far be-
tween, it is the department's goal to do live fire train-
ing without negatively impacting local residents and
businesses," Cave said, but a business owner "ex-
pressed his concern and objection to these training ex-
ercises," and it was agreed to cancel the plan.
To avoid any negative feedback, said Cave, "We
have withdrawn our plans for live fire training on the
Tidemark property."
With the cancellation, Tidemark owners will now
have to demolish the buildings and haul the debris to
a suitable site.


the eastern side of the block is residential."
Edna Erven, another resident of Avenue C, sup-
plied the city with a laundry list of concerns she would
like reviewed, including appropriate waste disposal,
delivery of goods, parking, disposal of toxic sub-
stances, maintenance of easements, storage of vehicles
and criteria for small businesses operating on that
block.
"I just ask that when you continue to OK busi-
nesses on our block you take into consideration the
entire area and what it involves," said Erven. "For ex-
ample, Air & Energy needs a bigger waste storage con-
tainer, but there isn't room for one on the lot. So maybe
this is not the right business for this location.
"Environmentally, it's horrifying. It looks like U.S.
301. I'm used to the businesses being there, but I just
ask that the city keep it clean."
Assistant Superintendent of Public Works Bill


Saunders told the commission that under the uses for
C-3 zoned business there is nothing illegal in the activi-
ties on Avenue C.
"If it's legal," said Commissioner Roger Lutz, "it
shouldn't be. Those conditions have no place in this
town and we need to find a way to change it."
Lutz suggested the commission look into appoint-
ing a committee to address residents' concerns.
According to Erven, by the end of the week the city
had already begun to take action by picking up the trash
along the city easement and noticing vehicles illegally
parked on vacant property.
"The suggestion to form a committee to evaluate
and ensure this area stays cleaned up shows the city
commission is serious about keeping this area free of
debris and within code," said Erven. "With continued
effort, the 3000 block of Avenue C will look as good
as all other commercial areas in Holmes Beach."


All for one flappers
St. Bernard Catholic Church is cooking again --pancakes for breakfast! Good, stick-to-the-ribs fare and
fellowship make this bi-monthly event a favorite. The breakfast and bake sale will be held Sunday, Dec. 9,
Dedicated "flap jackers," including Peter Kloski, Richard Poppler, Louis Cornio, James Corcorn, Jerry
McUsic, Sam Bauer, George Tooker and Jim Imbistone stay until everyone is fed and the kitchen is clean. The
next breakfast at St. Bernard will be Dec. 9. Islander Photo: J.L. Robertson


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- PAGE 'DEC'. 5, 2001'E THE ISLANDER



Opinion


Flip, flop, flip, flop
Deja vu, again. What is it about Anna Maria that just
doesn't go with the flow? Keep a beat? Harmonize?
Editorial cartoonist Jack Egan (of Anna Maria, but no
pun intended) pulled out a five-year-old cartoon for this
week that is as apropos as it was then.
Most of the residents of Anna Maria, new, old or part
time, don't want change.
So, there's a movement to restore the Hollywood sign
to its former grandeur that's being met head-on by a faction
of preservationists who want to restore the Hollywood hills
to their former grandeur pre-Hollywood sign.
At least, thank heavens, that is not the case in Anna
Maria. We won't have to return the city to its former
jungle-like state.
Five years ago, 62.2 percent of city residents voted
for beach renourishment. Five years ago, a city commis-
sion resolution requested Manatee County to include
Anna Maria in the next beach renourishment project.
Done deal, right?
In Anna Maria, it would appear nothing approved is
ever a done deal.
The time for opposition to beach renourishment was
five years ago. In fact, almost 10 years ago the city declined
to be included in the federally funded project that is now
continuing in Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach. Because
it wasn't included in the 1992-93 project, this addition of
Anna Maria is funded by county tax dollars.
In 1996, the city and its citizens opted for beach
renourishment, albeit a little too late. They saw the results.
Been there, done that, and bought the T-shirt.
Sarasota residents overwhelmingly approved their
recent beach renourishment project on Lido Beach. Like-
wise several beachfront cities in Pinellas County.
According to city officials in those municipalities,
nobody seriously objected to the project or easements and
ordinances necessary for the contractor to gain access to
the beach. Parking was not an issue. The votes were in
favor, the project went forward.
Those cities have beach renourishment or they would
have no beach at all.
In fact, there's a great deal of beachfront in Holmes
Beach and Bradenton Beach today that would not exist
but for the 1992-93 renourishment.
Why is Anna Maria going through this exercise
again?
Some people, apparently, are just opposed to change,
even when the majority of voters and a duly elected city
commission approves that change.
One can only wonder what the next deja vu issue in
Anna Maria will be ... the trolley ... holiday decorations
... flooding ... bike paths.
Perhaps the city election, but we can hope not.


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Tribute from 'an Island kid'
To the late Aaron Van Ostenbridge: Most of the kids
that grew up on the Island back in the 1960s and '70s re-
member you as the man who gave us all a chance.
Playing baseball at the youth center during those
early years, some of us were lucky enough to play for
Anna Maria Fire Department. You were our head
coach. You taught us the rules and regulations for play-
ing ball. During practice you hit us hundreds, maybe
thousands of practice baseballs each season.
You were like a second father to all of us back then.
Now, I guess you are up there sipping coffee with
Birdie, Fred and Bennie at J.D.'s home plate.
Thanks for spending all that time with us.
From an Island kid ...
Capt. J.D. Webb Jr., Holmes Beach
Fireworks of love
Thanks to everyone for being at the fireworks display
(Taylor-Made Pyrotechnical Entertainment fireworks
show Saturday night off the Anna Maria City Pier) and the
wonderful positive calls I received afterward.
Some folks heard that I was slightly injured (in a
fall while doing the show) and conveyed their concern.
Special thanks to my crew member Gary Miller, who
always receives his share of bumps, burns and bruises
and continues with the show. It is a labor of love.
I didn't write the following although it expresses
my thoughts and feelings well:
I often use the word "joy" when describing fireworks.
It is a considered word, deliberate in choice. Not just
amusement, entertainment or astonishment, but joy. Our
art makes us all into children again for awhile. We become
one in our experience for the moment, lost in the sound
and color and light. We see large forces, larger than we
could ever be, yet beautiful in their effects. Sometimes
violent, sometimes restrained. Delicate beyond imagina-
tion at times, coarse and rude at others.s
Deadly force, dangerous, dirty stuff. Crafted with
sweat. Controlled by the artist. Bringing joy to many.


To me the art encompasses all of life. Pain and work,
plan and mistake, joy and tragedy. For all the pain, injury
and failure we suffer, our efforts bring the joy the magic
to thousands. Not a bad return. Though very few ever
recognize the effort, nearly all remember the result and all
have, for a few moments, the joy. The world is better, for
an instant. What more could one want?
Jim "Capt. Happy" Taylor, Holmes Beach

Enforcement for all
Norton Niss, who defined law enforcement in
Bradenton Beach as "stupid judgment," must forgive me
for living here instead of at the other end of the Island.
Since he has adjudged our law enforcement via personal
emotions, perhaps he should be offered reality.
We are a chartered municipality within a non-char-
tered county. Like myself, the county is merely a land-
owner within our borders and ordinances must be obeyed.
Owning land designated a public recreation area,
the county has its own set of laws (i.e. MC Ord. 82.19
governing recreation areas), and our police are paid to
also enforce those mandates.
Some previous administrations have advocated "se-
lective law enforcement," and we thank God that is his-
tory. No officer should be directed or allowed to draw a
line, enforcing those laws above it but not below it.
We who have suffered through such periods wel-
come propriety. From those of us intimately familiar
with ignored factors, perhaps Mr. Niss should learn that
temporary deviation from code mandates can come
only from our city commission, not from the patrol.
Had the violation been allowed and a felony oc-
curred, what then? Insults of "poor judgment" seem to
have come "stupidly" from afar, not locally.
In the opinion of one who wrote the specific ordinance, the
officer should be given a Citation of Merit for demon-
strated responsibility under tenuous circumstances. May
the next code violation adjudged "stupidity" occur in Mr.
Niss' backyard.
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T t siTHE SELANwERlKDECs.f ,o ho'PXAGE 7

Turtle-saving solar-powered lights offer glimmer of hope


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Sea turtle preservationists who have searched long
and far for a turtle-friendly street light may have found
the answer just a short drive from the Island.
The light is as low as a light can get, mounted di-
rectly on the pavement. And as cheap to operate, pow-
ered by no-cost solar energy. Cheaper to install than
regular street lights, too, being at ground level instead
of on top of a pole.
That is the claim of the light's distributor here, and
local sea turtle preservationists are just about convinced
after a demonstration at Mote Marine Laboratory on
City Island.
It is the latest development in the attempt to con-
trol lights visible to turtles from the Gulf beaches, noted
Suzi Fox, who holds the state marine turtle preserva-
tion permit for Anna Maria Island.
Now lights visible from the beach must be turned
out, shielded or filtered to protect both mother turtles
and their hatchlings. Baby turtles instinctively head for
the sparkle of the Gulf waters upon emerging from their
nests, as do the adult turtles after nesting, but brighter
lights inshore often lure them to their death.
During the May-October nesting season, Fox and
her fellow volunteers in Turtle Watch spend long
nights on the beach seeking out lights they can see at
beach level, and getting property owners and Florida
Power & Light to shield them or turn them off. Most
cooperate, but some argue and turn resentful although
the turtle protectors have the law behind them.
The new entry for turtles is called Hazlight Night,
made in England. Its agent here is Cloverleaf Corp. in
Ruskin, whose president, Matthew Schindler, demon-
strated his product for Fox and Jerris Foote of Mote,
who oversees Sarasota County's sea turtle preservation
efforts.
Schindler needn't have said a word, Fox said, for
"the lights sold themselves." Hazlight may well be the
solution to the problem of street lighting near the beach,
she said.
The small unit can be mounted at the surface of a
road, and was developed to mark roadway danger


Lights that delight
Suzi Fox and Jerris Mote, local marine turtle preservationists, examine solar street-mounted lights that may
someday replace high, pole-mounted lights near beaches. Looking on are the new light fixture's manufacturer
and other interested turtle conservationists. Islander Photo: Courtesy Jo Ann Meilner


spots. It is basically a marker, said Schindler, provid-
ing guidance to motorists though not illuminating the
road.
It's self-contained, sunlight charging its battery
during the day and a photo cell turning the light on and
off. Even car headlights give the battery a slight boost.
Full sunlight is not necessary, said Schindler, as the
light will recharge enough on gray days to go without
sun for a week.
The catch is the Florida Department of Transpor-
tation. It controls the state road along which illumina-
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Fox said she has told DOT that other lights that
have been developed for such turtle danger spots are
still too bright, that Hazlight seems the way to go.
Getting DOT permission to put anything on its roads
takes time, for many steps are required by law and cus-
tom.
Fox hastened to point out that many agencies have
been working diligently to find a solution to the prob-
lem, including especially Florida Power & Light. For
the road-level lights or any other system, though, DOT
must first clear the way.


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PAGE 8 0 DEC. 5, 2001 U THE ISLANDER


Citizens group backs off Perico Island appeal


Concerned Citizens of Manatee County announced
this week it will not appeal the order from the Florida
Department of Community Affairs that says Bradenton
complied with state and local regulations when it an-
nexed property on Perico Island in 1998.
CCMC sued both the City of Bradenton and DCA
for approving the Arvida Corp.'s proposed 898-unit
high-rise development on Perico Island.
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
Manatee County.
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.



Seawall ownership in

question along Avenue B
Homes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore has asked
that city attorney Alan Prather begin researching who
owns the seawall on Avenue B's block 32.
Recently, the city Public Works Department has
become aware that the seawall along Avenue B near
28th Street and Avenue C is damaged. The erosion of
the seawall could eventually lead to other problems, in-
cluding a threat to the road, officials said.
The department assumed that the city was re-
sponsible for the damage because the seawall is
along the right of way, but discussions with the dock
owners and a survey, indicate the seawall is on pri-
vate property.
There are 16 lots in block 32, but none of the dock
owners hold the deed for the seawall. And, according
to Prather, if it is on private property, the city is not
responsible, nor does it have the authorization to spend
public funds to repair private property.
The city could only spend public funds to repair the
seawall if it can justify that it benefits the city as a
whole.
Whitmore said that the eventual threat to the sta-
bility of the city's right of way should be enough to jus-
tify sharing the cost or paying to repair the seawall.
According to public works administrative clerk
Susan Lonzo, the original plat map of the area is by
Bayview Builders Construction, which may or may
not be in business today, and research will need to
be done to determine who holds the deed to the sea-
wall. The owner of the seawall is ultimately respon-
sible for the repairs.


Intense opposition by citizens of Perico, the
Palma Sola area, and the Island cities was based on
the development causing detrimental effects to the
environment, safety, hurricane evacuation and al-
ready mounting traffic woes. They also opposed
high-rise buildings on the valuable remaining natu-
ral shoreline.
Bradenton Mayor Wayne Poston and the council
members who voted to approve Arvida's project stand
by their decision.
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.
CCMC said it will support the ManaSota-88 law-
suits.
Those actions do not yet have an assigned 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."
Attorney Dan 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 con-
tends the Arvida development is incompatible with
surrounding development and land use, will cause traf-
fic congestion, delays in hurricane evacuation, and
will ruin 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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Holiday banners arriving in Anna Maria next week


The long-awaited holiday banners to decorate the
streets of Anna Maria are expected to arrive next week,
according to a report delivered to the city's environ-
mental enhancement and education committee meeting
Dec. 3.
The report from committee member Jean Murray
said the banners are expected on Dec. 10 or 11.
Vice Mayor Tom Skoloda was concerned that the
time to get up the banners was "getting late" and sug-
gested a committee member coordinate the installation
of the banners with the public works department.
Committee member Diane Caniff said it was too
late this year to organize a holiday decorations contest,
but planning should begin for next year. She said feed-
back from local artists suggest the contest would be
better without rules, just done for the "beauty and joy"
of creating.
The committee also discussed the need for a vol-
unteer coordinator, but no one volunteered. It was also
noted that two committee member positions are still
open and anyone who wants to volunteer to be on the
EEEC should contact city hall.
The committee also examined the issue of memo-
rial benches in Anna Maria and discussed a proposal to
place a memorial bench for Pat Wagner at Bean Point.
Tim Eisler had done an inventory of benches in 'the
city and the committee said it could not approve a new
bench for the Bean Point area as there are already three


benches there in good condition. A new bench there
would have to be on private property.
A motion was passed recommending that one of the
10 benches at the city pier park be replaced with the
Wagner bench, or to replace one of the city's benches in
poor condition at another location with the Wagner bench.
The committee also examined a report from Mike
Miller on city parks and elected to study only four
pages of the document. The remainder of the document
was opinion, the committee decided.
A field trip to Durante Park with Miller was sched-
uled for Jan. 26.
The committee then elected to adopt a strategic plan.
The first phase is to examine all sections of the city char-
ter and codes pertaining to the EEC. Each committee
member will examine those sections and prepare a report
on how EEEC relates for a strategic plan.
The committee also reviewed the Manatee County
Area Transit trolley, which is scheduled for introduc-
tion to the Island in early 2002.
Diane Caniff said she didn't like the logo and the
possibility of advertising on benches and the trolley.
She does not approve of the logo, which she said looks
like a cartoon.
The committee decided it would like to have de-
signs submitted for the logo and "no cartoons." Cindy
Mansour said she was not opposed to a logo for instant
recognition, but was unsure about this one.


A more appropriate marker for a trolley stop would
be an international symbol for transportation, Caniff
suggested.
The current logo includes a waving manatee and
the title "Manatee Trolley." Both the name and logo
design were chosen by the Manatee County Board of
Commissioners some months ago.
The EEEC voted to send a letter to the Anna Maria
Island Trolley Marketing Committee stating its posi-
tion on the logo, advertising, the number of benches for
the trolley and the size of the signs for the trolley stops.



Elementary school
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Anna Maria Elementary School Principal
Tim Kolbe invites the community to attend a
pre-construction meeting at 5 p.m. Monday,
Dec. 10, in the school auditorium, 4700 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach.
Larry Roemer, Manatee County School
Board project coordinator, and Ernie Dreher,
SMRT architect, will be on hand to answer
questions about the pending renovations and
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Friends of the Island Branch Library will present
the Asolo Playreaders doing "Rewrites" from Neil
Simon at the library at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11.
This is the third in the Friends' 2001-02 program
series. "Rewrites" is four comedy sketches from Neil
Simon plays. Local resident James Stewart, portray-
ing Simon, will introduce the Playreaders.
A string quartet from the Anna Maria Island
Community Orchestra will play at 2:30 p.m. prior
to the play program.
The event is free and open to the public, with
seating first come, first served. The library is at
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Details are
available at 778-6341.

Off Stage Ladies lunch
Off Stage Ladies, auxiliary of the Island Players
theatrical troupe, will have the annual Christmas lun-
cheon at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at the
Bradenton Yacht Club.
Reservations may be made and information ob-
tained from Roberta Barner at 761-1599 or Peggy Cole
at 795-8753. The yacht club is in Palmetto at 4307
Snead Island Road.

Holiday bell ringers needed
The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island is helping the
Salvation Army for the 17th year in the "holiday bell ring-
ing" from now through Dec. 22, and it needs ringers.
Russ Olson of Holmes Beach, co-chairing the event,
said the club's membership isn't big enough to cover all
bases, so additional volunteers are being recruited to man
the collection sites on the Island.
Areas where the bells will ring include the Publix
supermarket at 3900 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, and
the Anna Maria post office. Ringers are to work in two-
hour shifts.
Proceeds will be used by the local Salvation Army to
aid the homeless and others less fortunate with food and
shelter. Last year the Kiwanians raised more than $4,500.
Volunteers may sign up and receive additional in-
formation at 778-6746.

Oops
The families hosted by the Chiles restaurants and
employees will have their big Christmas party at the Sand-
bar restaurant, not the Beach House as reported last week.
The staffs of the three Chiles restaurants Sand-
bar in Anna Maria City, Beach House in Bradenton
Beach and Mar Vista on Longboat Key will donate
all of their tips for one day to the cause. Owner Ed
Chiles will match that and more, said Patti McKee,
who is arranging the party.
"Tips for Tots" day will be Thursday, Dec. 13, at
all three institutions.

Stained-glass class
Two sessions of the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center's class on making stained-glass stepping
stones are planned this week 6 to 9 p.m. Wednes-
day, Dec. 5, and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6.
Glenn LeFevre will teach the first 10 students who
fill up the class at the Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria City. Information is available at 778-1908.


Antique toys and artworks
on display at library
A display of antique wind-up toys will join the
Monday Painters' art on display during December at
the Island Branch Library.
The toys are the collection of Valerie McGannon.
The art exhibit is provided by Anna Maria Island's in-
formal Monday Painters group. It will be in mixed
media.
Other events at the library during December:
Monday, Dec. 10, 17 and 31, Internet class for
beginners, 8:30-10 a.m. (registration required at 778-
6341).
Tuesday, Dec. 11, Friends Focus on Florida pro-
gram with Asolo Theater Playreaders presenting Neil
Simon's "Rewrites," 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11 and
18, veterans service officer interviewing clients, 1-4
p.m. (appointment required at 749-3030).
Wednesday, Dec. 5 and 12, Family Storytime, 7
p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, Friends Book Club, 10:30
a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, Nutcracker reading perfor-
mance, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 15, origami class, 10:30 a.m.
The library, at 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach,
opens at 10 daily except Sunday and closes at 8 p.m.
Monday and Wednesday, 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thurs-
day, 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.


'Handling Holidays' topic of
widowed persons Monday
The Rev. Burgess Ellis, pastoral minister, will
speak on "Handling the Holidays" at a meeting of the
Manatee Widowed Persons Service at 9 a.m. Monday,
Dec. 10.
The meeting will be at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., and is part of
the group's "Coffee and Conversation Hour." Details
may be obtained at 778-1908.

Island Real Estate is now
Meals on Wheels drop-off
Island Real Estate, 6101 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, has been named a Meals on Wheels Plus dona-
tion drop-off location, the firm has announced.
This means the office will collect and pass along
to Meals on Wheels food items which Islanders and
others may wish to donate to the program that takes
meals to shut-ins.
The donations should be of non-perishable items,
and may be placed into a box for the purpose in the
office lobby. Details may be obtained by calling 778-
6066.

Historical society will host party
Monday evening
The Anna Maria Island Historical Society will cel-
ebrate the holidays with a party at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec.
10, at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive.
The party is open to members, supporters and
guests, with a musical by the Sunday Rhythms on the
program.
The society's museum at 402 Pine Ave. is selling
gifts with a historical theme, including a replica of the
Roser Chapel, miniature Egmont Key lighthouses, and
various other items unique to the Island area.
The museum is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thurs-
day and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Further infor-
mation may be obtained at 778-0492.

Artist demonstrates watercolor
Jacqueline Clark will demonstrate her watercolor
technique in an art-in-progress event from 1 to 3 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 7, at the gallery of the Artists Guild of
Anna Maria Island.
A graduate of the College of Dayton Art Institute,
she has taught all media in public schools and now
teaches privately. Her works hang in many private and
public collections.
Hours at the gallery, in the Island Shopping Center at
5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, are 10 a.m. to 5
p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
Details are available at 778-6694.








Pecans, recipes spice up Players holidays


The holiday pecans that help finance the Island
Players' productions through the year are not just for
casual munching, delicious though they are, said pecan
sale organizer Helen White.
There are some really good dishes to be prepared
with the pecans, and she has collected a few for the de-
lectation of other Anna Maria Islanders.
The one-pound bags of nuts are available for $6.95
for regular pecans, $7.95 for those slathered with a
thick coat of chocolate that even the most hopeless
chocaholic can approve. The nuts were picked this fall
and are designated "mammoth," the largest size avail-
able in South Carolina.
They are being sold at the Players' theater box of-
fice, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria City; SunCoast
Real Estate, 5402 Marina Drive and The Islander, 5404
Marina Drive, both in the Island Shopping Center,
Holmes Beach; and on Fridays at the Anna Maria City
Post Office and at Publix in Holmes Beach on Satur-
days.
White said she started with 1,000 bags in Novem-
ber and now is down to less than 600. Two of her reci-
pes include a tasty pre-dinner treat or anytime snack
and a dessert good enough to be candy.
Helen's Saucy Pecans begin with one stick of real
butter (don't scrimp, she reminds us) melted in a bak-
ing dish combined with a pound of pecans, three table-
spoons of Worcestershire sauce and a splash of hot
sauce. Bake until crispy in a low, slow oven or a
quick, fast oven, if you dare. Turn and stir at least once.
Remove the nuts from the oven and sprinkle and toss
with garlic salt. The more garlic, the better, says White.
For a change of pace, she suggests switching
Worcestershire sauce with teriyaki sauce.
Another taste tempter, Frosted Pecans, will empty
from your candy dish quickly. Beat an egg white and
one teaspoon cold water until frothy. Add one pound
of pecans and stir. In a separate bowl, mix a half cup
of sugar, half teaspoon cinnamon and nutmeg and a


Go nuts for Island Players
Fresh-crop pecans and chocolate-covered pecans
are on sale through the holidays to benefit the Island
Players. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

quarter teaspoon salt. Sprinkle the seasoning mixture
over the nut-egg mixture and stir. Bake on a buttered
(again, real butter) cookie sheet one hour at 225 de-
grees, stirring and turning every 15 minutes.
Mmmmm.


Obituaries


Joy Lee Boyd
Joy Lee Boyd, 73, of Holmes Beach, died Nov. 23.
Born in New Castle, Pa., Ms. Boyd moved to
Manatee County from Frederick, Md., in 1991. She
was a chef at Christ Episcopal Church, Bradenton, and
a costume designer for Danspace.
Services will be at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at the church,
4030 Manatee Ave., Bradenton. Memorial contribu-
tions may be made to the church budget box, 4030
Manatee Ave., Bradenton FL 34205.
She is survived by daughters Kathryn of Holmes
Beach and Patricia Ross of Sarasota; son Michael D. of
Jefferson, Md.; brother Russ Brett of Holden, Mass.;
sisters Karol Cline of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Mary Ann
Mathurin of Arizona; and five grandchildren.

Stella K. Ellis
Stella K. Ellis, 84, of Holmes Beach, died Nov. 29.
Born in Lyons, Wis., Ms. Ellis came to Manatee
County from Homosassa in 1990. She was an execu-
tive secretary for the Ford Motor Company in Detroit.
There were no services. Memorial contributions
may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955
Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238. Griffith-Cline Funeral
Home, Island Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by brother Phillip Koclanes of
Homosassa.

Louise V. Herscha
Louise V. Herscha, 72, of Holmes Beach, died
Nov. 29.
Born in Fenner, N.Y., Mrs. Herscha came to Mana-
tee County from Greenwich, Conn., in 1990. She was
a registered nurse at Greenwich Hospital. She was a
member of the Women of the Moose, Bradenton
Beach, and was a past Regent Certificate holder. She
attended Saints Peter and Paul The Apostles Catholic
Church, Bradenton.
Visitation was Dec. 2 and Mass Dec. 2 at the
church. Memorial contributions may be made to the
Mooseheart in Mooseheart, IL 60539-1177, or to the
American Heart Association, P.O. Box 21475, St. Pe-
tersburg FL 33742. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Is-


land Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by daughters Corinne C. Yusi of
Greenwich, Lorraine Kruczhiewicz of Coscob, Conn.,
and Rosanne Costanzo of Santa Clarita, Calif.; sisters
Pauline Kendall of Delmar, N.Y., and Marie E.
Esposito of Camillus, N.Y.; brothers August of Roch-
ester, N.Y., and Thomas of Jacksonville; six grandchil-
dren; and a great-grandchild.


Theodora Joanna McDermott
Theodora Joanna McDermott, 80, of Longboat
Key, died Nov. 29.
Born in New York, Ms. McDermott came to
Manatee County from Stanford, Conn., in 1975. She
was retired as manager of Longboat Resortwear North.
There were no services. Memorial contributions
may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6000
U.S. 301 Blvd. W., Suite 136, Bradenton FL 34205.
Brown and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of ar-
rangements.
She is survived by son James H.K. of Fayetteville,
N.C.; sister Eleanor Godfrey of Holmes Beach; and
three grandchildren.



William Dade McKinstry
William Dade McKinstry, 89, of Palmetto, died
Nov. 27.
Born in Mobile, Ala., Mr. McKinstry came to
Manatee County form Birmingham in 1984. He at-
tended Island Baptist Church, Anna Maria. He served
in the National Guard. He was a troop leader and com-
missioner in the Boy Scouts of America, where he re-
ceived the Silver Beaver Award.
Services will be at a later date. Memorial contribu-
tions may be made to the Southeastern Bible College
for Gannett Memorial Fund, 3001 Highway 280 E.,
Birmingham AL 35243-4181. Brown and Sons Funeral
Home was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Mary G.; daughters Eloise
of Cortez and Mary E. Lee of Ozark, Ala.; sons Will-
iam D. Jr. of Slidell, La., and John Roger of Palmetto;
10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.


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Wednesday, Dec. 5
7:30 a.m. Pier Regulars buffet breakfast at the
Anna Maria City Pier Restaurant, Anna Maria City
Pier. Information: Frank Almeda, 778-7062.
Noon -Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island an-
nual Christmas charity luncheon to benefit the
Hacienda Girls Ranch at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria. Information: 778-7865.
5 to 7 p.m. Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce Christmas party and business card
exchange at Harrington House Bed & Breakfast,
5626 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Christmas gifts
will be raffled. Information: 778-1541.
6 to 9p.m. -Stepping Stones stained-glass class
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-
1908. Fee applies.
6 to 9p.m. -"Return of the Red Snapper" lecture
at Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson
Parkway, Sarasota. Information and registration:
388-4441 ext. 229. Fee applies.
8 p.m. Island Players of Anna Maria present
"Smoke & Mirrors" at the Island Players theater,
corner of Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue in Anna
Maria. Information: box office, 778-5755.

Thursday, Dec. 6
6:30 to 8 p.m. Stepping Stones stained-glass
class at the Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
ter, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information:
778-1908. Fee applies.
10 a.m. Adult dance and exercise class at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Mag-
nolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.
8 p.m. Island Players of Anna Maria present
"Smoke & Mirrors" at the Island Players theater,
corner of Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue in Anna


Maria. Information: box office, 778-5755.
8 p.m. Manatee Players present "1940s Radio
Hour" at the Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St.,
Bradenton. Information: box office, 748-5875.

Friday, Dec. 7
1 to 3 p.m. Jacqueline Clark demonstrate wa-
tercolor at the Anna Maria Artists Guild Gallery,
5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
778-6694.
5 to 8 p.m. Holiday open house Holmes Beach
"downtown" merchants. Music including Island
Middle School Choir.
5 to 7 p.m. Longboat Key Center for the Arts
Member's Exhibit opening reception and awards
presentation, Joan M. Durante Pavilion, 6860 Gulf
of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Slide presentation
on Sarasota Bay Sculpture follows. Information:
383-2345.
5 to 9 p.m. Author Frank Cunningham signs
"The Key to Longboat" at Circle Books, 478 John
Ringling Blvd., Sarasota. Information: 388-2850.
8 p.m. Manatee Players present "1940s Radio
Hour" at the Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St.,
Bradenton. Information: box office, 748-5875.

Saturday, Dec. 8
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Anna Maria Island Art
League Winterfest arts and crafts festival, City Hall
Park, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
tion: 778-2099.
10:30 a.m. Wildlife biologist Laurel Schiller
speaks about native plants at the Pelican Man's
Bird Sanctuary, 1708 Ken.Thompson Parkway,
Sarasota. Information: 388-4444.
8 p.m. Manatee Players present "1940s Radio
Hour" at the Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St.,
Bradenton. Information: box office, 748-5875.

Sunday, Dec. 9
8 to 11:30 a.m. Pancake Breakfast at St. Ber-
nard activity center, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 778-4769.
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Anna Maria Island Art
League Winterfest arts and crafts festival, City Hall
Park, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-


tion: 778-2099.
2 p.m. Manatee Players present "1940s Radio
Hour" at the Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St.,
Bradenton. Information: box office, 748-5875.

Monday, Dec. 10
9 a.m. Manatee Widowed Persons Service pre-
sentation "Handling the Holidays" by Burgess
Ellis, Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-
1908.
5p.m. -Anna Maria Elementary School pre-con-
struction forum, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 708-5525.
7 p.m. Anna Maria Island Historical Society
holiday party, .'nra Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf
Drive, Anna Me Music by Sunday Rhythms.
Information 778-049".

Tuesday, Dec. 11
3 p.m. Friends of (he Library pr )sent Asolo
Playreaders "Rewrites" at the Islar I Branch Li-
brary, 5701 M rina Drive, Holmes Beach. Infor-
mation: 778-6'341.
7 to 8 p.m. Anna Maria Elementary School
Tech Connect computer class on making iMovies
at Bayshore High Scho'ol 1 Center, 5401 34th
St. W., Bradenton. Registry .n: 708-5525.
8 p.m. Manatee Players present "1940s Radio
Hour" at the Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St.,
Bradenton. Information: box office, 748-5875.

Wednesday, Dec. 12
8 p.m. Manatee Players present "1940s Radio
Hour" at the Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St.,
Bradenton. Information: box office, 748-5875.

Coming up:
* Family Fun Festival at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center Dec. 15.
* Handel's "Messiah" at the Island Baptist Church
Dec. 16.
* Lawton Chiles Christmas Party for Kids at the
Sandbar Dec. 18.
* American Red Cross theater benefit "A Night of
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Tickets have gone on sale for "A Night of the Arts"
theater party featuring a special production of "The
1940s Radio Hour" and a menu from the Island's Ooh
La La! restaurant.
The pre-theater event will be at the Bradenton City
Hall courtyard and the performance nearby at
Riverfront Theatre in downtown Bradenton on Dec. 18.
It was emphasized that all proceeds will remain with
the local Red Cross chapter for use here and "making


Caught in the WAVE
Anna Maria Elementary School students recognized for
civic achievements Nov. 30 at the We Are Very Excep-
tional "WAVE" awards include: Giorgio Gomez, Jack
Titsworth, Savannah Hendrickson, Dylan King, Jordan
Sebastiano, Blake Wilson, Alyssa Parker, Kristi
Wickersham, Alex Phillips, Jordan Graeff Cody,
Woten, Will Osborne, Cameron Moroz, Mark Krauss,
Alex Patton, Kyla Secor, Kelley Ice, Nicole Carbone,
Carly Bartlett, Lacey Reddy, Zack Geerearts, Christian
'Chamberlain, Marly Auerbach and Flannery McClung.
Recipients of the WAVE award receive a coupon for a
free serving of ice cream at Mama Lo's in Anna Maria.


sure the hurricane fund remains healthy."
It will begin with a cocktail reception and silent auc-
tion in the courtyard, with hors d'oeuvres featuring goose
liver and black truffle pate, smoked salmon, crab bouchee,
and brie, applewood-smoked cheddar and other cheeses,
said restaurateur Damon Presswood.
A silent auction is planned for the sale of original
works of art by local artists, the winner to be announced
during intermission at the theater. A pop-up camper

Elementary school menu
Monday, Dec. 10
Breakfast: Breakfast Pockets, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Breaded Beef Patty with Mashed Potatoes or
Bean and Cheese Burrito, Winter Mixed Vegetables,
Cinnamon Apples
Tuesday, Dec. 11
Breakfast: French Toast Sticks with Syrup, Yogurt,
Cereal
Lunch: Chicken and Rice with Roll or Fish on a Bun,
Steamed Fresh Broccoli with Cheese Sauce,
Applesauce Cake
Wednesday, Dec. 12
Breakfast: Sausage with Toast, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Sliced Turkey or Breaded Beef Patty,
Whipped Potatoes and Gravy, Seasoned Green
Beans, Fresh Fruit
Thursday, Dec. 13
Breakfast: Pancake with Syrup, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Nachos with Beef and Cheese Sauce or Hot
Dog on a Bun, Fresh Steamed Broccoli, Pear Halves
Friday, Dec. 14
Breakfast: Scrambled Egg with Toast, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Sausage Pizza or Breaded Fish on a Bun,
Tossed Salad with Ranch Dressing, Applesauce Cup
Juice and milk are served with every meal.


valued at $10,000, donated by a benefactor of the Red
Cross, will be raffled.
There will be special holiday caroling by a
children's choir.
From the street party, theatergoers have just a short
stroll to the theater to see Walton Jones's "The 1940s
Radio Show." Tickets at $75 per person may be or-
dered by calling 748-5875. Information regarding
sponsorship also is available there.



Island Middle School menu
Monday, Dec. 10
Lunch: Cheese Pizza or Fish Sandwich with
Chips, Chef Salad with Dressing, Mixed
Vegetables, Fruit
Tuesday, Dec. 11
Lunch: Hot Dogs with Fries or Burritos with
Salsa, Chef Salad with Dressing, Fresh
Steamed Baby Carrots, Fruit
Wednesday, Dec. 12
Lunch: Sliced Turkey with Gravy and Roll,
or Chicken Nuggets with Chips, Chef Salad
with Dressing, Mashed Potatoes, Seasoned
Green Beans, Fruit
Thursday, Dec. 13
Lunch: Breaded Pork Chop on a Bun or
Chicken and Rice, Chef Salad with Dressing,
Steamed Rice, Sweet Corn, Fruit
Friday, Dec. 14
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza or Corndog, Chef
Salad with Dressing, Fresh Broccoli and
Cauliflower, Fruit
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Beach renourishment battle heads for D-Day


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Battle lines are being redrawn. It could be a
rematch of 1996. The civil war might be fought again
in Anna Maria over beach renourishment.
Despite a non-binding referendum for beach
renourishment that Anna Maria voters approved in
February 1996 by a 62.2 percent vote, and despite a
subsequent city commission resolution in April 1996
asking Manatee County to include Anna Maria in the
next beach renourishment project, the "war" is not over
yet. Opponents of beach renourishment are marshaling
their forces for Decision Day Dec. 13.
That's when the two ordinances one making
beach renourishment a land use under city code and the
other establishing a permit process for beach
renourishment will have their second and final read-
ings and commissioners will have to vote yea or nay.
Failure to pass either ordinance could halt beach
renourishment in Anna Maria.
And that would not make Anna.Maria's Mike
Miller unhappy at all.
Miller, who has an Internet Web site stating his
opposition to beach renourishment, said he is not really
arguing against beach renourishment at this time.
"Those points have already been addressed. The time
to argue [again] against beach renourishment will be at
any permitting process or when the city votes for an
easement."
He does contend, however, that allowing beach
renourishment as an approved land use is an "impos-
sibility" because it would not conform with federal,
state, county and city laws.
"It's an inherent contradiction of city law," said
Miller. For one thing, it replaces the sugar sand with an
inferior grade of sand. In addition, it puts fill on
someone's property and that's against city code, a vio-
lation, he said.
The proposed land-use ordinance also violates the
city's "nuisance" ordinance, particularly against the
beachfront property owners who have opted not to sign
easements with the county for beach renourishment,
according to Miller. It's also a violation of the Fifth
Amendment to the U.S. Constitution [due process] he
said.
Miller also argued that government officials and
elected representatives should not be telling Anna
Maria about the benefits of beach renourishment.
"People who shop at Wal-Mart should not decide how
to save $1.3 million homes," he said.
The 1996 city commission resolution to the county
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county might force on the city.
The county could eventually control the beach,
decide to install lifeguard stands and picnic benches,
establish more parking that would lead to more tourists
and a host of other ills, his Web site said.
Now is the time for the city commission to take a
stand against the resolution of five years ago, he said.
"They should be delighted to have a chance to override
the 1996 decision."
Not so, said Ed Chiles, owner of the Sandbar res-
taurant in Anna Maria. The city commission should
uphold the decisions of the previous administration, not
look for ways to disregard the vote of the people and
a prior city commission resolution.
"The people of the city of Anna Maria clearly want
it [beach renourishment]. Sixty-two percent voted for
it," said Chiles.
Opponents of beach renourishment are just bring-
ing back the old arguments that started in 1996 and
have been discussed continually at public meetings on
the subject the past five years, including a meeting nine
months ago at the Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
ter, Chiles said.
All of those fears about the city losing rights to the
county are simply "untrue" said Chiles. The other two
Island cities, Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach,
involved in the 1992-93 renourishment have not cried
that they lost rights to the county, he observed. Anna
Maria did not participate in that project.
Additionally, every property owner except one in
the .6-mile strip of Anna Maria beach slated for
renourishment has given permission for the project. It's
time to go ahead after a very long process, he said.
Remember, said Chiles, after the 1993 beach
renourishment, "Nobody in Holmes Beach or
Bradenton Beach has ever said we don't want to do this
again."
Indeed, both cities are once again participating in
the beach renourishment project, he pointed out.
So what? argued Miller. Individual beachfront
property owners in Anna Maria can get a beach
renourishment permit and pay for the work out of their
own pocket.
That's essentially true, conceded Chiles. He's had
to do it a number of times the past few years in front
of the Sandbar restaurant with a Florida Department of
Environmental Protection permit. Each renourishment
project has cost about $5,000, Chiles said. But that's
only for the area in front of the restaurant.

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it," meaning you can't just pump it back into the Gulf
if you don't like the quality of the sand.
Diane Caniff wondered at the same meeting why
there was such a big rush to start the project now, al-
though it has been anticipated since 1996. She was also
concerned that beach renourishment might harm the
beauty of this barrier island and with unwarranted ac-
tions by the state or county after renourishment.
"Don't worry," said Charlie Hunsicker of Manatee
County, the man in charge of the county's beach
renourishment project. "Residents [of Anna Maria] are
not going to lose any rights."
Better put that in writing, suggested Caniff.
That led to Commissioner Jay Hill's proposal for
the inclusion of the "reservation of rights" clause in the
draft interlocal agreement to protect the city's rights
over the beach.
Diana Molesko said the city doesn't need beach
renourishment. She cited Miller's Web site, saying the
beach could become state property and could cause loss
of "home rule" in some cases. She also said the Web
site warns residents to "be careful" when talking to
non-residents.
But Dale Woodland refuted some of those argu-
ments, saying the 1993 project in Holmes Beach and
Bradenton Beach was "a success" and nobody's been
complaining.
"Ten years ago Bean Point had a huge sand beach.
Now it's gone. Beach renourishment is the only an-
swer. This project may not be perfect, but it's certainly
better than the alternative," Woodland said.
County Commissioner Jane von Hahmann, who
represents the Island and Cortez areas, said the county
is not forcing Anna Maria to do anything. "Remem-
ber," she said, "it was the city who came to the county.
Populations change and ideas change, but we have
gone forward" with including Anna Maria in beach
renourishment.
Of course the city could elect not to proceed. "It's
your decision to make, not ours," said von Hahmann.
She also noted the city does not have to participate in
any future beach renourishment plan. "You can step
away in eight years," she said.

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eight-year life of the interlocal agreement with Mana-
tee County. The city currently has 181 public parking
spaces, so it more than meets minimum requirements,
Hunsicker said.
He conceded, however, that the State of Florida
parking requirements are actually higher, but the
county is negotiating with the state for the lower num-
bers and he is confident of success.
"I assume responsibility for that," said Hunsicker.
"You only need to meet the minimum requirements
from [the county]. We will worry about state require-
ments." In fact, said Hunsicker, the county will pay the
state if the number of Anna Maria's public parking
spaces required by the interlocal agreement falls below
the required minimum.
"I don't consider we'd ever have to pay back to the
state unless you said no parking spaces and no beach
access" after the interlocal agreement has been signed,
said Hunsicker.
He pointed out that the required 60 spaces do not
all have to be along or near the beach. They can be
anywhere the city has public parking. The requirement
is simply to maintain at least the minimum number
during the eight years the interlocal agreement is in
force. The city can even change the locale of its two
dedicated beach access points.
If the city opts to reduce its public parking below
minimums at sojne future point during the length of the
interlocal, however, it could owe some money some-
where, acknowledged Hunsicker.

Planning & Zoning.
The Anna Maria Planning and Zoning Board voted
on Monday, Nov. 26, to recommend to the city com-
mission to amend the city's regulations in zoned pres-
ervation districts to allow for beach renourishment, but
attached certain conditions for any project.
The recommendations were presented to the city
commission just prior to its Nov. 27 meeting.
In its motion approving beach renourishment as a
land use under city code, the board also recommended
the city adopt companion ordinances pertaining to
lights, vehicles, and loud noise to regulate beach
renourishment activities before the change is effective.
Further, the motion said beach renourishment projects
"are permitted pursuant to federal, state, county and/or city
law or ordinances." There is a permitting process that any
contractor for a beach renourishment project must go
through in Anna Maria and it includes a city permit, Chair-
man Doug Copeland said.

Other concerns
But Commissioner John Michaels said he still had


concerns about parking and other issues regarding
beach renourishment. The current commission seems
to be in a quandary, he noted.
"We are at a state now where people who want
[beach renourishment] are happy, but if we balk at it,
we are the bad guys." He believes the commission does
not have sufficient time to present the ordinances in a
proper manner or study them.
Because of the rush, some people now believe
"their rights have been taken away," said Michaels.
The county only brought its requirements for park-
ing and ordinances to the city in early November and
it needs a decision now. Because of the rush, some
people "think we are responsible for the entire project,"
said Michaels.
"We would never put this city arid our parking in
jeopardy," but some people will "blame us for doing
what has to be done," in accordance with the 1996 vote
and commission resolution authorizing beach
renourishment.
It would be very difficult, he acknowledged, to go
against those voter and commission decisions, despite
whatever feelings the present commission has on the
subject.
The issue of beach renourishmeot was decided sev-
eral years ago by the 1996 commission resolution, he
said.
Hunsicker said the "rush" to pags the ordinances is
because the county just got its' parking requirements
from the state in September.
As an additional need to "rush" the ordinances
through, the county has accepted a bid to start beach
renourishment on Jan. 30, 2002, with 120 days for
completion. The county could have accpeted an April
15 start date, which would have given the city more
time to consider the ordinances and interlocal agree-
ment.
Michaels observed somewhat dryly that the city
would not have gotten any more time either way be-
cause the interlocal agreement needs to be signed and
delivered to the county by Jan. 1, and the ordinances
will be voted on at the Dec. 13 commission meeting'
Many Anna Maria residents have also expressed
concern about vehicles on the beach, lights at night and
the increased noise level that the renourishment project
would bring.
City Attorney James Dye said the ordinance out-
lining the permit process for beach renourishment gives
an applicant relief from current city ordinances prohib-
iting excess noise, vehicles on the beach and bright
lights at night.
That permit would be granted with relief in much
the same way that an applicant fbr a special use permit
obtains approval. Dye offered as an example the recent
food festival permit with exemptions from city ordi-
nances to allow alcohol sales and consumption on city


THE ISLANDER N DEC. 5, 2001 N PAGE 15
property.
The beach renourishment project, if approved,
would only get a permit for a specific amount of time,
said Dye.
Hunsicker said the contractor hired for beach
renourishment will have 10-15 days to complete the
work in Anna Maria. It would take another 10 days
before all equipment and pipes are removed from the
beach and an inspection of the work is completed by
county and state officials. A final phase of the project,
beach raking on the full length of the new beach, will
take place after the sand has been completely pumped
ashore.
The second reading of the two ordinances pertain-
ing to beach renourishment will be at the regular city
commission meeting on Dec. 13, 2001. A special meet-
ing on parking was rescheduled for Dec. 11.
Opponents of beach renourishment have vowed to
return to the Dec. 13 meeting in hopes of making their
"last stand" against the ordinances.
It won't be a last "last stand," however.
Any beach renourishment project must be permit-
ted by a city-approved application to Manatee County
before proceeding. That's also a public process and
Miller and those against beach renourishment would
have yet another chance to voice their displeasure with
the project.

Still more concerns
City Commissioner Jay Hill, in response to numer-
ous concerns raised with him by Anna Maria residents,
has sent a list of questions to Hunsicker with a request
for a reply prior to the Dec. 13 city commission meet-
ing, including:
Where can a citizen view 90/10 (ratio of sand to
crushed shell) sand?
Where can a citizen view 80/20 sand?
What quality of sand was pumped to Bradenton
Beach [and Holmes Beach] during its last beach
[renourishment] project?
If the sand quality falls below 80/20, or some
other acceptable minimum quality, what remedy is
available and from whom?
Will below-quality sand be scraped and replaced?
Can the project be halted if the sand quality is
unacceptable, and will it be halted?
Can individual property owners revoke their ease-
ment grants if the quality is unacceptable?
Will the contractor be required to post a perfor-
mance bond with regard to the.quality of the sand?
What effect, if any, will renourishment have on
future accretions?
Hill said in his letter to Hunsicker it would be help-
ful, "particularly regarding where certain qualities of
sand are available to see," if he could get a response
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'Smoke & Mirrors' conjures up comedic mystery magic


By David Futch
Special to the Islander
Murder's a messy business. No more so than in the
Island Player's production of "Smoke & Mirrors."
Add a little double-cross or two or three-
a writer's naivete about the movie industry staying true
to art and "Smoke & Mirrors" offers up a murder mys-
tery/comedy that shows how far some people will go
to get what they want.
Screenwriter Clark Robinson, a geek of grandiose
proportions played by Bob Dececco, has had his first script
transformed into something far different than the original.
Robinson will kill to keep it from happening again
and admits it to scheming director Hamilton Orr, who
exudes pomposity through the skillful acting of stage
veteran Jerry Finn.
"You don't know what it means to me to see my
work defiled like that," Clark tells Ham.
Ham shoots back, "Clark. Could we really kill
someone for our art.?"
Ernest Hemingway thought so when Hollywood
moguls ruined his classic "To Have and Have Not,"
threatening to do bodily harm to the culprits.
Clark and Ham don't make idle threats in "Smoke
& Mirrors," but follow through with their scheme.
What follows is a bizarre turn of events with a huge
surprise at the end of the play.
Mona R. Upp plays Hamilton's conniving wife
Barbara Orr and helps hatch the murder of too-full-of-
himself actor Derek played by John Durkin. It is Derek
who hurt Clark's first shot at the Hollywood big-time
with a shallow performance.
When the dastardly deed is done, including a shot
heard round the room, startling patrons who jumped in
their seats at Island Players theater, Sheriff Leroy P.
Lumpkin comes a calling' and is preceded by his fine
southern drawl.
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Mayberry sincerity by Bill Nixon. It may be the part,
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Lumpkin steals the show. His part is the perfect cari-
cature of a southern sheriff. At times, Nixon even adds
a little bit of cornpone Columboesque sleuthing to
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dow in the design of a ship's helm. The room's colors
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In the 25-foot-long and under category, "La Dolce
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Produced for, by and about Island Middle School collectively by the students with
assistance from The Islander's Diana Bogan and Bonner Joy.



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Team effort: jumbo turtle sandcastle


A team of students from the Island Middle School
participated in the Second Annual SandBlast held at the
Beach House Restaurant in Holmes Beach.
The IMS team spent four hours sculpting a leather-
back turtle, which won them the "Jumbo Turtle Award."
According to IMS student James Davis, "It all
started to come together when some of the parents
worked with us."
Joe Lemieux, Cynthia Davis, Shari Bowling and
Julie Krokroskia were some of the parents who helped
supply the team spirit.
Everyone who participated in the contest, which was
sponsored by Keep Manatee Beautiful, received a
medal.
"Everyone had a great time," said Lemieux.


Officer Lannon visits

school monthly
Holmes Beach police officer Pete Lannon visits the
Island Middle School every other Monday.
Instead of going to regularly scheduled enrichment
classes, the students spend the morning with Lannon.
Lannon talks to the students about peer pressure,
drug and alcohol abuse and other forms of risky behav-
ior.
Lannon's presentation includes videos followed by
a group discussion on how to avoid making poor
choices. At the end of class students are encouraged to
share personal stories that relate to class topics.

News at IMS
For the past two months, staff from The Islander has
helped Island Middle School students create a page of
their own for the newspaper.
Bonner Joy and Diana Bogan visit the school once
a week to help students brainstorming ideas for articles,
edit articles and publish the page.
Students are also selling business card size advertis-
ing space to local businesses for $20. The advertisement
will appear on one of the monthly student pages. A por-
tion of the proceeds benefits IMS.
If you would like to advertise on the IMS student
page, contact IMS at 778-5200.

Safety cameras

installed at IMS
The Island Middle School has installed two cam-
eras inside the entrance of the school.
One of the cameras is used to see who goes in and
out of the front door as well as who enters the eleva-
tor. Students are not permitted to use the elevator.
The second camera is used to monitor the bath-
rooms on the first floor to make students don't spend
too much time congregating in the bathroom area.
The cameras have sound and IMS Director Jeanne
Shell and staff can view the video on two television
monitors in the administrative office located on the
second floor.
Shell hopes that the cameras will not only provide
security but also will encourage students to monitor
their behavior.


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Shields called the police, fire department and veterinary
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but no one would take care of him.
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self and soon decided to devote his life to caring for in-
jured animals.
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Thompson Parkway in Sarasota, which currently takes in
approximately 6,000 animals per year. It receives any spe-
cies except alligators and poisonous snakes.
The sanctuary is home to 55 different species of
birds and currently they have 200 permanently injured


M Team IMS
The Sandblast team from the
S... Island Middle School
S-"'4 included from top left:
Curtis Reynolds, Joe
Lemieux, Cynthia Davis,
Heather Howard and Shari
Bowling. Bottom left: Jake
Orr, Ted Morgan, Andrew
Royals, James Davis, Bill
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inteers visit IMS
residents.
The sanctuary is run with visitor and community
donations. Volunteers help run the sanctuary and try to
educate the public.
Two volunteers visited the Island Middle School
to teach us about the purpose and need for the bird
sanctuary. Four of the main reasons animals come to
their facility are that they are harmed by fishing line
and hooks, pesticides, pollution and habitat changes.
There are several ways the public can help out. A
donation list is available, which includes items ranging
from bird seed to Jon boats. Also, visitors can adopt a
bird for $25 a month.
If you can't help in any other way, you can always
visit the bird sanctuary and learn about simple ways to
prevent harming wild animals.
For more information, call 388-4444.


Students practice contour drawing


Island Middle School teacher Mary Mazza recently
took her enrichment class outside to work on drawing
skills.
The class went behind the school to 86th Street and
sat down on the curb waiting for Mazza's instructions.
First the class observed a palm tree. Mazza told stu-
dents to, "take one of your fingers
and slowly trace around the outer
perimeter of the tree." She told ........ ...........
students to do this slowly, at a
snail's pace.
Then the class held their
pencils in the air and traced the
tree again. Finally, putting their
pencils on the paper students
tried to draw the tree without ......... .
looking at their paper, just at
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found a fence that had been
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THE ISLANDER 0 DEC. 5, 2001 0 PAGE 21



Winterfest art, crafts here this weekend


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
At least 120 artists and crafters from
throughout the United States and Canada will
show and sell their creations at the annual
Winterfest festival of fine arts and crafts here
Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 8 and 9.
Hours of the festival will be from 10 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m. both days, said the sponsoring
Anna Maria Island Art League.
The show will be on the grounds next to
the Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina


Drive.
Continuous live entertainment is on the program,
with the Anna Maria Island String Band and the
Cortez Grand Ole Opry group featured.
There will be a food court, community booths by
the Cortez and Anna Maria Island historical societ-
ies, and the many booths where artists will display
their works and in some cases create new ones on the
spot.
They will be vying for cash prizes after judging
by two Ringling School of Art and Design faculty
members: Patrick Lindthart and Michael White.


The prizes will be $400 each for two best-of-
show winners, $200 each for first places in two-
dimensional and three-dimensional works, and
12 merit awards of $100 each.
The art will be categorized as oil/acrylic, wa-
tercolors, graphics, pastels, photography, mixed
media, glass, wood, fiber, paper, sculpture, pot-
tery, jewelry and creative crafts.
Admission is free and there is plenty of free
parking, the league emphasized.
Further information may be obtained by call-
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New book features Island in 250 color photos


Inspired by Anna Maria Island "and the wonder-
ful people I've met here," Gene Ciliberti of Holmes
Beach has created a unique book with 250 color
photos of what he said is "truly a paradise for me."
He has been taking pictures of all kinds of the Island
since retiring here in 1998 from the presidency of G&S
Associates in Tampa. The consulting firm trained manage-
ment employees for large corporations.
He has the book, "Anna Maria Island: A Tour
Through Paradise," on a fairly elaborate computer and
"I'll make a copy for anyone who wants one," he said.
"I started out just taking pretty pictures," he said.
"Then I started photographing highlight scenes


along a tour route I charted out. It just grew into an
84-page book. My wife loved the Island, too, so I
dedicate the book to her memory."
The reason the Island is unique in his experi-
ence, Ciliberti said, is "because everyone who lives
or visits Anna Maria loves it and that's a lot of
beauty and love in one place."
The book should be available shortly at the Island
historical society, the two Island libraries and the cham-
ber of commerce for viewing. Each copy is printed by
Ciliberti individually and, therefore copies are limited.
Further information may be obtained by calling
Ciliberti at 778-4077 or e-mailing gcilib@juno.com.


Gene Ciliberti of Holmes Beach has produced a book, "Anna Maria Island: A Tour Through Paradise."
Islander Photo: Bonner Joy


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Streetlife


Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Nov. 21, 10002 Gulf Drive N., Bortell's Lounge,
domestic battery. According to the report, a woman en-
tered Bortell's Lounge and slapped a man in the face
because she was reportedly unhappy he was drinking
there. The altercation continued outside. According to
the report, the couple has had ongoing problems.
Nov. 22, 902 S. Bay Blvd., Rotten Ralph's restau-
rant parking lot, fraud. A man was arrested for failure
to pay his cab fare. According to the report, he was
picked up by the cab at Bermuda Breeze in Bradenton
and given an approximate fare price prior to transport.
Nov. 23, Gulf of Mexico Beach at Oak Avenue,
disorderly intoxication. A man was cited for disorderly
intoxication and possession of alcohol on the beach
after other people on the beach called police to com-
plain.
Nov. 24, 307 Pine Ave., 307 Pine General Store,
burglary. According to police, an unknown person
forced entry into the store through the sliding glass
door and took a carton of cigarettes.

Bradenton Beach
Nov. 17, 300 block of Highland Avenue, warrant
arrest. A man and woman from Bradenton Beach were
arrested on outstanding warrants for drug charges. Ac-
cording to the report, officers were notified about the
warrants and the couple's location by a detective from
Michigan who also said Michigan would extradite both
suspects.
Nov. 22, 2400 block of Avenue B, trespass warn-
ing. A woman called police to request a trespass warn-
ing against a man who would not leave her home after
an argument.
Nov. 24, 200 block of First Street North, drugs. Of-
ficers found Suzanne Bohunsky, 42, Lansing, Mich., in
possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana when
they responded to her apartment on another matter.
Nov. 25, 900 block of Gulf Drive South, drugs.
While clearing the park of visitors after park hours, of-
ficers found a juvenile in possession of less than 20


grams of marijuana and a marijuana pipe.
Nov. 25, 2000 block of Gulf Drive, theft. A chair
cushion was reported stolen from the Bungalow Beach
Resort property. Officers found and returned the cush-
ion.
Nov. 28, 2601 Gulf Drive N., Sandpiper Mobile
Home Park, civil complaints. A resident asked to file
a complaint against a neighbor for building a shed that
he believes crosses his property line.

Holmes Beach
Nov. 21, 300 block of 64th Street, theft. A woman
reported that two stamped envelopes containing checks
were removed from her mailbox overnight.
Nov. 21, 3000 block of Avenue E, theft. A woman
reported that a lock box was stolen from her vehicle.
The box contained $475 in cash and two prescription
bottles.
Nov. 22, 8300 block of Marina Drive, theft. A man
reported that his mailbox and post were stolen.
Nov. 23, 49th Street and Gulf Drive, driver's li-
cense. A juvenile was arrested for driving without a
license.
Nov. 24, 4300 block of Gulf Drive, driver's li-
cense. On a routine traffic stop, officers discovered the
driver of a motorcycle did not have an endorsement on
his license to operate the motorcycle.
Nov. 25, 700 block of Manatee Avenue, Kingfish
Boat Ramp, criminal mischief. According to the report,
a man returned to the boat ramp to find the back tires
of his truck flat and his gas tank full of sand.
Nov., 26, 600 block of Ivanhoe, vandalism. Dam-
age was found done to the 77th Street cabana. Accord-
ing to the report, beer bottles were found inside the
cabana, chairs were placed on the roof and the back to
several wooden chairs were damaged.
Nov. 27, 6101 Marina Drive, Island Real Estate,
harassment. According to the report, a trespass warn-
ing was issued for a man who has created a disturbance
at the office on several occasions.
Nov. 28, Sixth Avenue, Construction ARA, theft.
A power saw was reportedly stolen, however, it was


Shooting victim

home from hospital
Matt Denham of Bradenton Beach was re-
leased from Bayfront Medical Center over the
weekend. According to a close friend, he is do-
ing very well and just needs to rest.
Denham suffered a gunshot wound to the
chest after Scott Scranton "of Holmes Beach
pulled a gun during an argument between the
two outside of Hurricane Hanks restaurant.
According to police, the fight was a continu-
ation of a disagreement that took place a week
earlier at Sports Lounge in Bradenton Beach.
According to a witness at Sports Lounge,
Scranton and Denham began to argue when
Scranton began flirting with Denham's girl-
friend. The witness heard Scranton threaten to
get his gun and harm Denham before the men
were asked to leave the bar.
According to Holmes Beach Police Chief
Jay Romine, the gun used in the shooting be-
longed to Scranton.
"The State of Florida does not have a gun reg-
istration," said Romine. "All that is required to
purchase a gun is a three-day wait while a back-
ground check is done for a criminal history."
According to Romine, Scranton had no
prior arrests and therefore there was nothing in
his background to prevent him from purchasing
the gun.

recovered by the owner, according to the report.
Nov. 28, Gulf Drive and Palm Drive, DUI. Accord-
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involved in a vehicle crash. The woman stated she had
been drinking, however, because she needed to be
treated for a broken arm, police have not yet confirmed
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Courtney Taylor makes her mark as freshman


Lifelong Island resident Courtney Taylor has been
at Manatee High School for a little less than a semes-
ter, but she's already making her mark, both in the
classroom and on the basketball court.
Taylor, who has plans on either being a sports
trainer, coach or teacher, or pursuing a career in sports
journalism, has compiled an impressive 4.0 grade-point
average through the first quarter. She already boasts
some good experience in sports journalism as a former
writer/photographer for the local Sports Page newspa-
per.
Now she's taking the court by storm, leading the
junior varsity Lady 'Canes basketball team to a 2-1
record.
Taylor, who is the starting point guard, got her
career off to a rousing start by scoring 35 points in the
Lady 'Canes' 54-51 victory over the Bayshore Bruins
in the first game of the season.
Opposing teams and coaches have taken notice by
putting their teams' best defenders on her in an attempt
to limit her scoring chances and forcing the rest of the
team to beat them. Taylor followed up her 35-point
explosion with a more modest scoring total of nine
points, but she ran the team through her point guard
position and was content to set up her teammates for
easy shots and play tough defense.
MHS junior varsity basketball coach Gary Hayes
stated, "Taylor is completely unselfish as a player and
could probably put up big numbers every night if she
looked for her shot more. What's really impressed me
from day one about Courtney is her leadership abilities.
She's the only freshman on the team, but the rest of the
team looks to her when things get tough."
Taylor's most recent game saw her team suffer its
first loss of the season when Riverview defeated the
Lady 'Canes by a 37-29 score. Taylor led the way with
17 points including one three-point.basket.
When asked about a possible call'up to the varsity
team, Courtney shrugged her shoulders and said, "One
of the players said they might call me up later in the


Anna Maria Island Community
Center basketball league
schedule
Premiere League, age 14-16
Date Time Teams
Dec. 5 8 p.m. Anna Maria Oyster Bar vs. IMG
Academies
Dec. 8 11 a.m.lsland Real Estate vs. Anna
Maria Glass & Screen
Dec. 10 7 p.m. IMG vs. Glass & Screen
8 p.m. Oyster Bar vs. Island Real Estate
Dec. 12 8 p.m. Oyster Bar vs. Glass & Screen

Division I, age 12-13
Date Time Teams
Dec. 5 7 p.m. Galati Marine vs. Air & Energy
Dec. 8 4 p.m. Island Discount Tackle vs. Galati
5 p.m. Jessie's Island Store vs. Byrant's
Recycled Treasures
Dec. 11 8 p.m. Air & Energy vs. Bryant's
Dec. 127 p.m. Galati vs. Jessie's

Division II, age 10-11
Date Time Teams
Dec. 5 6 p.m. A-Paradise Realty vs. A.M. Is-
land Spirits
Dec. 8 2 p.m. Acute Care Team vs. A-Para-
dise
3 p.m. Marco Polo's Pizza vs. Sign of
the Mermaid
Dec. 11 6 p.m. Island Spirits vs. Sign of the
Mermaid
7 p.m. A-Paradise vs. Marco Polo

Division III, age 8-9


Time Teams
Noon Dr. Danziger Allergy & Si-
nus vs. Duncan Real Estate
1 p.m. Larry Pearson Air Condi-
tioning vs. Island Surveying
6 p.m. Duncan Real Estate vs.
Island Surveying
6 p.m. Danziger vs. Larry Pearson


Instructional League, age 5-7
Clinics and practice only in December; games start
Jan. 19.


Date
Dec. 8


Dec. 10

Dec. 12


Courtney Taylor drives past a Riverview defender as she tries to rally the Lady Canes.


season, but I'd just as soon stay on the JV team be-
cause I play almost the whole game. I would probably
sit the bench on varsity because they have so many
guards and this way I get to work on my game."
Courtney got her athletic career started the same
way most little girls do, by taking ballet, tap and gym-
nastics classes when she was 3 and 4 years old. She
started playing basketball and T-ball at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center when she was 5, and ven-
tured onto the soccer field when she was 8.
She has played in the coed recreational soccer
league and basketball league at the Center every year
since and was a starter on the Island Football Club
traveling soccer team for three years.
Courtney won the Most Valuable Player Award in
basketball when she was 7 and last year was voted the
Best Defensive Player in the AMICC basketball
league.
She's such an all-around athlete that she could
easily be playing on the MHS Her-icanes soccer team
instead of basketball, but basketball, she says, is the
sport she loves.
Whatever Courtney does, she has the dedication to
work as hard as she can at it to improve, whether it's
sports or academics. There's no doubt she'll be a suc-
cess.

Her-icanes win one, tie one,
improve to 4-1.1 on season
In girls high school soccer action, the Manatee
Her-icanes defeated Venice by a 3-0 score on Friday,
Nov. 30, behind two goals from former Islander Alex
Bouziane, giving her a team-high 10 goals through
five games.
Priscilla Henriques added another goal for the
Her-icanes, who outshot Venice 22-1. The win im-
proves the 'Canes record to 4-1 -1, including 2-0 in 4A
District 6.
The junior-varsity team won its game by a 5-2
score on two goals apiece from Alise Velardi and April
Lee to improve its record to 4-1-1 on the season.
The following day saw the Her-icanes settle for a
1-1 tie against Martin County High School despite
outshooting the Tigers 18-5 and having to play with
only 10 players during the last 30 minutes of the
match.
The Her-icanes got another stellar performance
from defenders Sarah Thomas, Michelle DeSaulniers,
Courtney Foley, Mo Davila, and goalie Naomi
Osborne, who made three outstanding saves. Ginger
Davenport scored the lone goal for Manatee on an as-
sist from Bouziane. Bouziane actually headed in a goal
off of a corner kick, but it was disallowed due to an
offsides call.
Next up for the Her-icanes is an important district


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Courtney as a ballerina.

game against a strong Sarasota team, Riverview High
School, Friday, Dec. 7, at Riverview. Junior varsity
plays at 6 p.m. and varsity at 8 p.m.
Make the trip support the Her-icanes.


Indoor soccer

starts Dec. 16
The annual indoor soccer tournament at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center will run
from Dec. 16-23. Team-only entry deadline is
Dec. 12, at a cost of $100 per team. All teams
must have between six and 12 players, and no
additions to the teams may be made after the
deadline.
There are six male and six female age divi-
sions: under 8, under 10, under 12, under 14, un-
der 16 and under 18. The players' age as of Aug.
1, 2001, will determine the playing division.
New this year is the Center's decision to only
accept the first six teams in each age group. "It's
first come, first served," said tournament director
Scott Dell.
Further information may be obtained at the
Center by calling 778-1908.


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Holiday cards

being sold at

Pelican Man's shop
Holiday greeting cards in three styles are being
sold at the Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary gift shop, plus
a special card autographed by the Pelican Man himself,
Dale Shields.
The holiday cards feature a drawing of Santa's
sleigh drawn by pelicans and Santa on a rooftop with
a pelican, both donated by sanctuary volunteer Carol
Hanson of Nokomis, and a pelican parent and baby
titled "Daddy's Little Girl" by Ernest C. Simmons.
A package of 20 cards and envelopes costs $12.
The autographed card is "Hanna Mae, the Little
Pelican of Sarasota Bay," by Gladys Dorfman. It is
available for $10.95. .
The sanctuary is on City Island, off the south
ramp of the New Pass bridge to Longboat Key. The
gift shop is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days
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Beach renourishment: five-act performance continues


The second of the five-act performance of "The
Anna Maria Island Beach Renourishment Project" is
due to start next year. Call this column a program for
the play.
Beach renourishment is probably the most popular
method out there to protect fragile beaches from the
long-term trend of erosion. The practice calls for sand
to be dumped on a stretch of beach to replace what has
been lost to wind, waves and currents. The sand can
come from near-shore waters, offshore sites or even
trucked to the beach from far inland locations.
Locally, we're fortunate in having sand pretty close
to the Gulf shore of the Island, reducing the cost of the
project. On Lido Key, for instance, the sand source was
about seven miles out in the Gulf. Dredgers had to
pump the stuff off the bottom, barge it close to shore
then pump it onto the beach a time-consuming pro-
cess, to say the least, and in the beach renourishment
biz, time is definitely money.
State and federal officials are pretty picky about
where the sand comes from. Permits for renourishment
are only issued when the sand source meets a whole
slew of criteria: no coral reefs, no bottom structures like
rocks or ledges, no seagrass beds. Manatee monitoring
is required, and all dredge activities are supposed to be
suspended if a manatee is sighted.
No beach renourishment was allowed during the
summer's high sea turtle nesting season until just a few
years ago. Now, renourishment is allowed in the sum-
mer on the Gulfcoast, but sea turtles' nests are relocated
to non-renourishment sites so as to protect the little
critters.
Not all sand is the same, and through trial and er-
ror renourishment experts have found that the sand
deposited on the beach has to pretty closely match the
size of the sand grains that are already there. "Grain
compatibility" is vital for the beach to stay put. Imag-
ine mixing a load of marbles with a load of golf balls
- nothing will stay put if you turn a hose on the pile.
Longboat Key officials learned the grain compatibil-
ity lesson the hard way during their first renourishment
project in the early 1990s. They took fine, white sand from
offshore at Longboat and New Pass and dredged it on the
beach. It looked great fine, white, sugary and lasted
less than six months. One beach expert at the time called
the key's renourishment the "worst performing project"
he'd ever seen. Key officials had to start all over again -
at the town's taxpayers' expense to protect the shore.
Beach renourishment is not the only way to save
the coastline from erosion. Seawalls were in vogue for
a while, and are probably the best way to protect prop-
erty from waves. Of course, you don't have any beach
in front of the wall, and erosion is exacerbated at each
end of the wall.
Groins were popular for a while, too. There are still
a few of them which most folks would call jetties -
off Coquina Beach. The idea was that the groin would
extend out in the water and sand, moving with the cur-
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groin. It works, too. The only problem is that the
"downwind" side of the groin doesn't get any sand, the
points farther and farther down the beach get less and
less sand.
Probably the most elegant beach renourishment
practice is that of retreating from the shore altogether.
You may remember the North Carolina lighthouse that
was moved several thousand feet back from the water's
edge to protect it from erosion that was threatening to
topple it into the Atlantic.
No damage to the coastline from seawalls. No need
for costly renourishment projects. Sounds good, huh?
Now imagine moving the Martinique Condominium
500 feet east. Retreat is not always a feasible way to go.
There are lots of other beach-protection concepts
out there. Plastic seaweed was my favorite, tried at the
south end of Longboat about 15 years ago. The idea is
you install these beds of plastic strips on the bottom of
the Gulf a few hundred feet from shore. Kinda like ar-
tificial turf on a grand scale. Current-carried sand hits
the plastic blades, drops to the bottom and, before too
long, you've got an extended beach.
It even worked for a while, until a storm came
through and ripped out the plastic seagrass beds, scat-
tering the stuff all over the beach. The cleanup effort


wasn't as messy as collecting dead fish, but it was just
about as difficult.
So unless something better comes along, we're
pretty much stuck with beach renourishment. This next
act of the performance promises to be better than the
1992-93 effort, with whiter sand and fewer shells. It
should last longer, too, because the shoreline is more
stabilized now than it was then and beach experts have
found that the more frequently a beach is renourished,
the longer it will remain before erosion takes its even-
tual toll and carries the sand away again.
That long-term erosion trend is why the feds, the
state and the county have all agreed that a total of five
renourishments will take place on Anna Maria Island's
shore, roughly 10 years apart.
Raise the curtain and let the show begin!

Sandscript factoid
Flagler Beach in Key West was in dire straits. Its
sand had eroded and there was no source for new sand
around. Key West officials were even toying with the
idea of collecting sand from the Bahamas and shipping
it to the beach until they came up with another solution
which, believe it or not, was cheaper.
They trucked sand from old sand dunes in the
middle of the state south to Key West and dumped it.
Hundreds and hundreds of truckloads.
Closer to home, Venice wanted to barge sand from
the huge shoal off the north end of Siesta Key to
renourish its beaches until Siesta Key residents went
nuts, claiming the sand taken from the shoal was what
protected the key from erosion and helped maintain the
sugar-fine sand for which their beach is known. Venice
eventually dropped its sand shuttle idea and found a
sand source way out in the Gulf.


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Rod & Reel Pier reopens; reds, snook still hungry


By Capt. Mike Heistand
The Rod &.Reel Pier has reopened and things are
"as back to normal as they ever are" at one of the
Island's finest fishing piers and restaurants. The pier
has been closed since Tropical Storm Gabrielle blew
through town Sept. 14, damaging the deck and restau-
rant at the Tampa Bay landmark.
The pier reopened to fishers and dining patrons
Saturday.
Patches of red tide are still scattered throughout
Sarasota Bay, and fishing there is pretty lousy right
now. Terra Ceia Bay and other backwater areas to the
north are mostly clear of the fish-killing algae bloom,
so look to the north for good catches of redfish, snook
or sheepshead.
Grouper and snapper fishing is still good offshore
30 or so miles out as are catches of mackerel and
some pompano near the passes.
We wish all the best and a swift recovery to Capt.
Matt Denham after last week's incident in which he
was shot in the chest. He's now recovering at home and
should be back on the water soon.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez has been slaying
cobia. He's been boating as many as 40 of the up-to-
40-pound fish along the beaches. Backwater action has
been slow due to the lingering patches of red tide in
Sarasota Bay, but he's still been able to put his char-
ters onto some snook and redfish.
Capt. Rick Gross reports snook fishing is good,
although redfish are his best bet in the backwater.
Capt. Curt Morrison and Capt. Ryan Hackney on
the Neva-Miss said they have been putting charters onto
red and black grouper to 25 pounds, some kingfish up to
20 pounds, all about 12 miles offshore in the Gulf.
Capt. Matt Bowers on Outcast said he's been
catching red and gag grouper to 25 pounds.
Capt. Eric Bergen on the Kattina said cooler
Gulf water temperatures make grouper fishing better
everyday. He's reeling in lots of keeper-size grouper
on e-veiy trip out, plus good catches of snapper, all
within about 20 miles of the Island. Kingfish action is
slow, though, he said.
> Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said
there are still mackerel being caught in the Gulf, and
good reports of pompano off the beaches. A best bet is
redfish on the seagrass flats in the bays, and snook ac-
tion is good to excellent right now.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in


Native plant habitat topic at
Pelican Man's Sanctuary
Wildlife biologist Laurel Schiller will dis-
cuss the creation of a native plant habitat at a
program beginning at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec.
8, at the Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary on City
Island off the south ramp of the New Pass bridge
leading from Longboat Key.
Also on the program, sanctuary staff and vol-
unteers will help identify native and migratory
birds and how to prevent their injury. The free
program is open to the public. Further informa-
tion may be obtained at 388-4444.















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Holmes Beach said he's bringing in mackerel, redfish
and snook, plus lots of catch-and-release trout.
Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
the potholes in the seagrass flats are producing lots of
snook, redfish and catch-and-release trout. Shrimp are
far from shrimpy right now, and the huge bait is the
best bet for those hungry backwater species. Offshore,
look for kingfish pretty far offshore, he said, but grou-
per fishing remains excellent.
Dave Johnson at the Snead Island Crab House
said mullet are schooling big-time right now, with a
prime spot for netters being Terra Ceia Bay. Other re-
ports include good catches of redfish and a growing
number of sheepshead being hooked near structures in
the Manatee River.
The Anna Maria City Pier reports red tide has
impacted the pier somewhat, slowing fishing, but an-
glers are still reeling in a few snook, mangrove snap-
per, flounder and some sheepshead.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said redfish are his best bet, followed by huge cat-
and-release trout.
Capt. Mark Bradow said his action-of-the-week
has included lots of catch-and-release trout, sheeps-
head, some redfish and snook.
Capt. Mike Heistand is a 20-year fishing guide. Call
him at 779-9607 to provide a fishing report. Pictures of
your catch are also welcome and may be dropped off at
The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Please
include identification for persons in the picture along with
information on the catch and a name and phone number
for more information. Pictures may be retrieved once they
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Horseshoe winners
Winners in the Dec. 1 horseshoe games
were Ron Pepka of Bradenton and Bill
Starrett of Anna Maria. Runners-up were
John Crawford of Bradenton and Herb
Puryear of Anna Maria.
Winners in the Nov. 28 games were
Francois Van Mechelen of Belgium and
Starrett. Runners-up were Puryear and Kent
Thomas of Bradenton.
The weekly contests get under way every
Wednesday and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna
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FUTON SOFA BED: ALL OAK, honey finish, no
metal, mission frame with recline. Nine-layer foam
mattress, still in box. Cost $525, sell $325. Can de-
liver. 761-2344.

U.S. MINT SEALED BAGS of 100 Anthony dollars.
1979 and 1980 Philadelphia, Denver, San Francisco.
$125 per bag. 792-4274.

SIXTEEN 6-DRAWER DRESSERS, $35 each. Sixteen
night stands, $10 each. Econo Lodge, 778-6671.

-LIVING ROOM SET, Dutch blue sofa and love seat.
Queen-size hide-a-bed sofa, six throw pillows. $600,
or best offer. 778-1589.

DINING ROOM TABLE, four chairs, two leaves,
lighted China cabinet. Must see. Fruitwood finish.
$500, or best offer. 778-7535.

GARAGE SALE RENT-A-SPACE. $10 for two days. Sat-
urday and Sunday, Dec. 8-9. Dolphin Plaza, 778-4451.

NIKI ISLAND TREASURES open for holiday shop-
ping Friday night, Dec. 7, 5-9pm. Store-wide sale,
select pieces of Peruvian pottery and sterling silver
both 50-percent off. Gift items were $16, now $2.
Free pair of $8 cat earrings, no purchase necessary.
5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

LIGHT-COLOR WOOD oval dining room table, four chairs,
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ISLAND PLAYER'S PECAN SALE: Mammoth
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lb. Available at SunCoast Real Estate and The Is-
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Center, Holmes Beach. Proceeds benefit the Island
Players. For information call: 779-0202.

ATTENTION ISLAND MUSICIANS! Guitarist wants
to meet other musicians interested in starting a
weekly jam. Rock, blues, folk, country, whatever.
Also, interested in song writing and recording. David,
778-3006.

OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE for psychotherapist.
Great location, reasonable rent. For more informa-
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MUST SEE TO BELIEVE! Friday and Saturday,
Dec. 7 -8. 8:30am-4pm. Over 1,000 beautiful old
and new Christmas decorations. 4-by-8-foot wood
siding, fishing poles, electric range, furniture,
dishes, nice clothing, sizes 12 and 3X. 4518 119th
St. W., Cortez.

CARPORT SALE: Saturday, Dec. 8, after 10am.
Household stuff, some furniture, some quasi-junk,
some giveaways. 301 S. Bay Blvd, Anna Maria,
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ROSER THRIFT SHOP open Tuesday and Thursday
9:30am-2pm. Saturday 9am-noon. Sales racks. Lots of
holiday decorations. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 779-2733.

RUMMAGE SALE: Friday, Dec. 7, 9am-1pm. Golf
clubs, vacuum cleaner, sewing machine, lamps and
lunch. St. Bernard Activity Center, 43rd Street,
Holmes Beach.

GARAGE SALE: Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 8-9,
9am. All new stuff. 3607 East Bay Drive, #107,
Holmes Beach.

BIG GARAGE SALE: Saturday, Dec. 8, 8:30am-4pm.
Toys, furniture, much, much more. 505 71st St.,
Holmes Beach.

SALE: Saturday, Dec. 8, 8am-noon. Assorted linens,
dishes, golf clubs, television stands and miscella-
neous. 514 Bayview Drive, Holmes Beach. Off 28th
Street.

HUGE-FIVE FAMILY GARAGE SALE: Saturday and
Sunday, Dec. 8-9, 9am-5pm. Tons of gifts, knick-
knacks, jewelry, collectibles and miscellaneous.
Parking lot, 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.



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713-1100 or Sandy Drapala 749-5797. 79116

MAINLAND
LARGE CORNER LOT POOL HOME screened
in pool and lanai are perfect for entertaining or
just relaxing. This is a great family neighbor-
hood. Truly an excellent value. $143,900.
Chuck West, 374-3211. 79263
GREAT OPPORTUNITY for handyman! Court
ordered sale. Lots of space for the money with
great potential. Large second family room has
built-in hot tub. $159,000. Ruth Lawler, 856-
0396. 79263


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OUR LISTINGS DON'T EXPIRE, WE SELL THEM!
ANNA MARIA Exclusive turnkey furnished 3BR/2BA. covered deck.
enclosed lower level, two-car garage plus room for boat.$395,000.
RIVER OAKS -2BR/2BA. Clubhouse, hid. pool, tennis. $124.900.
I'ERICO SHORES LAKEFRONT 3BR/2BA quality home.
Room for pool. Furniture included. $324,900.
COMMERCIAL
STYLING SALON 8 station, established over 35 years. $39,000.
WALGREENS Triple Net. Good CAP. $2,650,000.
SUPERMARKET Plus rental income and inventory. $3,150,000.
VACANT CONVENIENCE STORE SITE Sarasota. $419,000.
RENTALS
ANNUAL IMPERIAL HOUSE 2BR. Gulf to bay
5400 GULF DRIVE I1BR. Gulfviews (3 month min.)
IBR/IBA duplex (Jan. & Feb.)
2BR duplex (Jan.. Feb., March)
ANNUAL 3BR/2BA newer home with elevator.
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
tdy41@aol.com *www.tdollyyoungrealestate.com


Recently refurbished "near Gulf" duplex offers two
nice units separated by twin garages and only 350
feet to beach! More than 1,900 sq. ft. includes spa-
cious 2BR/1BA and 1BR/1BA. Great rentals or
home/rental. Possible owner financing for qualified
buyer. JUST REDUCED $435,000.
Call us for details on the above "near
Gulf" property and also for our
"direct Gulffront" listings.




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


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DACHSHUND adoption and rescue (D.A.R.E.). Call Shona
at 761-2642 for information. www.daretorescue.com.



STORAGE: Boat, trailer, motor home or car. Dry-
storage. In and out anytime. Also, wood-structure 24-
by-16-foot workshop available. 4518 119 St. W.,
Cortez. 761-7471.

1998 CHEVROLET S-10 pick-up. Five-speed,
loaded, like new, $6,500. Must sell. 387-7337.

1989 FORD THUNDERBIRD V6. Loaded, excellent con-
dition. 135,000 miles. $2,100. Private owner. 778-1429.

1987 JEEP GRAND WAGONEER. Four-wheel drive,
cold air-conditioning. Good work truck. Runs good,
but needs some work. First $500 takes it! 778-3645.

1990 CADILLAC SEDAN DeVille. Loaded, excellent con-
dition. 103,000 miles. $3,500. Private owner. 778-1429.


BOAT/TRAILER STORAGE/DOCKAGE. Vacation or
long term. Private ramp, wash-down areas. Minutes
to Intracoastal, Gulf, restaurants, bait. Captain John's
Marina. 792-2620. Bottom painting, rentals.

FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels and everything else
in The Islander, 778-7978.

PRIVATE CHARTERS. Fishing, snorkeling,
sightseeing, Egmont Key. U.S.C.G. License. Captain
Keith Barnett. 778-3526 or 730-0516.


2317 GULF DRIVE, BRADENTON BEACH
At only 150 feet from the Gulf beach, this Gulf view triplex is as
close to the beach as any prudent person should be. 712 sfla
tBR/1BA upstairs w/720 sq.ft. deck overlooking Gulf, 576 sfla
downstairs front 2BR/1BA apartment with 136 sq.ft. screen
room; 816 sfla z BR/JA rear downstairs apartment. Parking for
six in rear via alley. $530,000.
Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, Fl 34216
Phone & Fax: (941) 778-1222
E-Mail: dougdowling@earthlink.net
www.dougdowling.com




Hannerle


a Moore.
REALTORS
ONE OF THE KEY'S

NATURAL RESOURCES


CFYWEST-STYLE HOME IN ANNA MARIA
aria is the spectacular backdrop for this charming,
icw Key West-style 4 bedroom home that is nesded on a
canal just 1 1/2 blocks rom a white sandy beach. Picture this
- warm summer breezes, lush Floida fauna, a beautiful
yellow exterior with bright white tim, soft island colored
interior paint, Bimini shutters, warm hardwood floors, soar-
ing ceilings, screened Florida room, a sumptuous master.
suite, maple cabinetry and a boat dock with lift. Go to
www.hannerle.com for a virtual.tour. $875,000.
Call Hannerle Moore at:
Bus. (941) 383-6411 Res. (941) 778-1096
Mobile (941) 302-8537 800-910-8728
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, Inc.
201 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Suite 1, Longboat Key, FL 34228


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.

RECEPTIONIST: Full time, light typing, excellent
phone skills, friendly, outgoing and able to handle
front desk duties. Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm.
SunCoast Real Estate, 779-0202.

WANTED: Servers with fine dining experience. Call
Chef Damon at Ooh La La!, 778-5320.

CERTIFIED PEST CONTROL operator for local land-
scape maintenance company. Fax resume to 383-9620.

HELP WANTED for all positions, all shifts, especially
breakfast. Apply in person at Rotten Ralph's Water-
front Restaurant, or call 778-3953.

FULL-TIME HOUSEKEEPER/childcare. Nice job for
pleasant, energetic, organized person to work in a
large and happy household. Must love children and
have experience managing and cleaning a home.
Should be available for evening babysitting. Non-
smoker with driver's license. Northwest Bradenton.
References required. Please write to: PO Box 14522,
Bradenton, FL 34209.

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.



I ^Boyd Realty
"Think Local, Buy Coastal" Est. 1952
226 Chilson Anna Maria City, remodeled, on canal
with davits. $429,900.
2208 Ave. A. Bradenton Beach 3BR/2BA, many up-
grades, fabulous view. $399,000.
Historical Bradenton close to river, 4BR/2BA, beau-
tiful oak trees. $179,000.
New House Rivers Ridge, close to Desoto Monument.
4BR/3.5BA. $399,900.

Brenda Boyd May, Broker
410 22nd Street West 309 Pine Avenue
Bradenton Anna Maria
(941) 750-8844 (941) 779-2233
TOLL FREE: 1(800) 813-7517


5500 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, FL
941-779-2580

Tropical oFax: 941 779-2602
T rrpircs After Hours:
S1UjpeIl. Larry Albert 725-1074
^ Greg Oberhofer 720-0932


PRICE REDUCED!
723 KEY ROYALE DRIVE
Bayfront with incredible view of Tampa Bay.
3BR/3.5BA (two master suites.) Gourmet
kitchen, fireplace, dock, boat lift and sea-
wall. $995,000.
BUILD YOUR NEW ISLAND BEACH HOUSE
Two great lots: 803 Gladiolus St. $340,000
303 South Bay $295,000


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

HOUSEKEEPER for small resort on Longboat Key.
Flexible hours, good pay, paid vacations. 383-2105.


LPNs: ACTIVE, DISABLED woman needs four-hours
morning care and weekend nights, 10pm-9am. Trav-
eling nurses also needed. 383-6953.

COMPANION OR HOME HEALTH CARE. Full or
part-time. Shopping, light housework, meal prepara-
tion, responsible with years of experience. Excellent
references. Doreen, 778-5754.


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

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

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

HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX
*2 or 3BR/2BA AND 2BR/1BA
2 blocks to beach
SNew windows, sliders, decks
and vinyl siding
Excellent condition
ll $399,000
Call Deborah Thrasher
,0 W if Kl M or Burt Zupa
N T ni 941-360-7777
i Gulfstream Realty or 778-7777


Sa Island Real Estate
Ofo is now a Meals on

0o drop-off location! It
you want to donate
0 this holiday season,
please feel free to
P bring any nonperish-
S, able items to the drop
box in our office lobby.

WATERFRONT HOMES
2306 Canasta Drive ........................... $1,095,000
201 North Harbor Drive......................... $899,000
615 Ivanhoe Lane ........................ NEW $729,000
407 N. 20th Place........................ NEW $639,000
619 Ivanhoe Lane ........................... NEW $629,000
722 Key Royale Drive .............................. $569,000
608 Emerald Lane........................ NEW $525,000
ISLAND HOMES CONDOS & LOTS
Bradenton Beach Club ...................from $500,000
210 67th St....................... REDUCED! $399,000
Beachwalk Townhomes New Project .... from $434,900
411 Spring Ave ............................... NEW $380,000
2903 Gulf Drive.................................. NEW $369,000
4002 6th Ave. ........................................ $389,000
5619 Gulf Drive........................... NEW $349,000
501 70th Street........................... NEW $325,000
West Bay Point & Moorings .......... NEW $319,000
710 North Shore lot .............................. $299,000
212 75th St ..................................... NEW S285,000
311 67th St.................................... NEW S229.500
2904 Gulf Drive lot ...................... NEW $199,900
DUPLEXES -
100 7th SI. South....................... NEW $625.000
104 7th St. South ................... NEW S349,000
204 65th St........................... ... NEW $299,000
FOUR-PLEXES. :' '.;
106 7th St............................ .... ..S. $795,000
MAINLAND .
2418 90th St. NW ............................. $3,495,000 -





. PAGI '0EL'DEC. NR SfS'IHE iVLANEER


SEVIE'Cnine VCS otiud EVIE Cnine


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 soft-
ware programs, hardware. Senior discounts! Gift
certificates available. Call 778-9436, or cell 704-
7662.

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

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

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

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

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








IRONVOOD CONDO FOR ALE
Comfortable 2BR/2BA end unit with screened lanai and
carport. Turnkey furnished, ten minutes to beach. Walking
distance to fine restaurants, theaters and stores. Condo
amenities include clubhouse, golf course, tennis, pool and
more. $85,000. Call Frank Migliore, Realtor.


SSISSSS3eSBS
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MLS


Serving the Island since 1970!


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FURNITURE UPHOLSTERY, cushions, etc. Repair
and restoring antique specialist. Island Upholstery.
121 Bridge St. Free estimates. 778-4335.

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

ROYAL MAID SERVICE. Licensed, bonded, insured. Pro-
fessional, experienced maids. Free estimates, gift certifi-
cates available. Call now; 727-9337 or 72-SWEEP.

NOTARY PUBLIC, civil marriages and renewal of
wedding vows. Sunset beach setting or where ever.
Norman R. Veenstra. 778-5834.

KEY WEST WOODSHOP: Custom Bahama shutters
and Caribbean- style railings, marine work. 778-9146
or 224-0997.

CHAMBERLAIN PROFESSIONAL CLEANING.
Residential and condos. Free estimates. Experi-
enced, affordable, dependable and honest. Local
references. 545-5510.

CATERING! BARTENDER and/or server. Assist with
your dinner party. No party too small or large. Set-up
to clean-up. Formal or casual. 761-8135.

HOUSE CLEANING. Nine years experience. All Is-
land references, honest, dependable, permanent bi-
weekly or weekly, 792-3772.


HOUSE FOR SALE


678 Key Rloyale Drive
3512/2BA, great room, laundry room and two-car garage.
Recently remodeled, new roof, new windows, new A/C,
new carpet and tile throughout. Newly painted Inside.
Newly stuccoed and painted exterior. $455,000.
Please call 778-6805 for appointment.


TheIslander
The best news on
Anna Maria Island!


MANICURES, PEDICURES and Tammy Taylor
acrylics. For appointment, call Mardi, 704-5543.

TREE TRIMMING and hauling. Great rates, free es-
timates. Call Wes, 727-1076.

MUSIC LESSONS. Violin, viola, cello, bass, guitar,
advanced electric bass, and music theory. Twenty
years experience and a Bachelor's degree in music
education. Marty Rein, 778-2389.

PHOTOGRAPHY. Holiday specials! Professional
wedding day photos, and glamour or family portraits
at reasonable rates. Gift certificates available. 704-
7283, or 778-9436. www.hometown.aol.com/
jlrobertsonphoto/photo.html


CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING and Lawn Maintenance.
Residential and commercial. Full-service lawn main-
tenance, clean-ups, tree trimming, hauling,
Xeriscape. Island resident. Excellent references. 778-
5294.

ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If it
is broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior dis-
count. Call 778-2581 or 713-0676.

JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.






$145,000 BAYFRONT CONDO
Great bay view from this 2BR/
1BA turnkey furnished unit.
Heated pool, clubhouse, deeded
beach access. Short walk to just
' about everything! IB79194.
-- ..: $420,000 WOW! WHAT A
-. VIEW! Direct Gulffront, 2BR/
.. 2BA condo in a well maintained
.,' complex. Slate floor entry. Heated
pool, carport, utility area in unit. Close to everything.
IB77433.

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


DIRECT BAYFRONT 2BR/2BA turnkey
furnished condo, steps to the Gulf. Bring
offers. $324,900. Call Lynn Hostetler, 778-
4800 or 720-5876.





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COMPLETELY REMODELED canal home in
prestigious Key Royale. 3BR/2BA luxury pool
with full cool deck. New appliances and A/C.
Large eat-in kitchen. Priced at $499,000. Call
Quentin Talbert at 778-4800 or 704-9680.


ELEVATED ISLAND DUPLEX 2BR/2BA
each side. Excellent location, walk to beach
or bay. $289,000. Call Ed Oliveira, 778-4800
or 705-4800.


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


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







UNOBSTRUCTED GULF VIEW from this
historic be&ch cottage. '2BR/1BA turnkey
furnished with deeded boat dock. $279,900.
Call Jane Grossman at 778-4800 or 778-
4451.


LOCAL ISLAND

BUSINESSMAN GOES NUTS!

Jon Kent, longtime Island resident and owner of Fat Cat Carpet &
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!"
JON KliNT
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 *' ..
money for their property."
Before you make your final decision, give Jon a call at 778-6066. As *.)r his free
report "How to Avoid 7 Costly Mistakes When Selling Your Home. I l ,free and
could help you save a lot of $$$.

Serving tl+<..s, land
from the ,same
location sincE 1970!

6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach
941 778-6066 1-800 865-0800 www.islandreat.com


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

SHELL DELIVERED and spread. $27/yard. Hauling:
all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free estimates.
Call Larry at 795-7775, or 720-0770, cell.

GILLIS & GILLIS ENT. Crushed, washed shell, top-
soil, landscaping services. We install shell driveways:
Serving Sarasota and Keys since 1978. Fully li-
censed and insured. 753-2954 or 376-2954, cell.

STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPING. Installations,
clean-ups, pruning, irrigation, trees, edging, rip-rap,
mulch, rock, patios, shell, seawall fill. Reliable and
insured. 727-5066.


VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/
exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Dan or Bill, 795-5100 or cell 809-3100.

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

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

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


MIKE McCALEB, ARCHITECT, P.A. 10-year Island
resident, 25 years experience. Remodels, new
homes, commercial. FEMA, DEP, waterfront. #AR-
0014004. 778-5560.

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,
reliable, many Island references. Call Neil, 726-3077.

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

ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodel-
ing, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths.
Free estimates. Lic#CGC061519, #CCC057977,
#PE0020374. Insured. Call 720-0794.

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

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

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

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










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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.

MASON with 25-years experience. Glass, block,
cinderblock, brick, tile. Walls built and repaired. Ce-
ment repairs. Chris, 795-3034



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

BEACHFRONT North Shore 2BR/2BA, newly remod-
eled, furnished stilt-home on beach. Incredible pan-
oramic view, great fishing. Available December-April.
Minimum three-month rental. $3,600/month. 778-3645.

ANNA MARIA PROPERTIES desperately needed!
Immediate waiting list for rental units, especially 3BR/
2BA. Call Tracy at Wedebrock Real Estate 778-6665.

BAYFRONT COTTAGES with docks. Turnkey, beau-
tiful views, breezy, quiet area. No pets, non-smoking.
Priced from $1,200/month, $450/week. 941-794-
5980. www.divefish.com.


GREAT ISLAND HOME!
3BR/2BA, one-car garage. This could be your piece of
paradise! Family home or winter retreat. New roof and
stucco. $265,000. Call Mark Hill, 941-379-4895.

TARVIDA
Realty Services
330 John Ringling Blvd. Sarasota MLS 3,


2217 GULF DRIVE NORTH BRADENTON BEACH, FL 34217
941 778-2246 800 211-2323 -


arina Pointe

Realty Co.

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

Island Properties For Sale
Island Cafe/Business Only ...................... $75,000
2BR/2BA, 1BR/1BA, ground-level duplex.
North of Manatee Avenue ..................... $257,500
Island West (LBK) Gulffront condo. ........ $550,000
2BR/2BA bayfront home with 3BR/2BA
guest house. Income opportunity .......... $897,000

Seasonal Rentals
2BR/1 BA Ground-level duplex............ $1,800 mo
2BR/1BA Single-family home............. $2,100 mo
2BR/2BA Canal home with dock............ $2,600 mo
2BR/2BA Elevated duplex, spa.............. $2,600 mo
2BR/2.5BA Pool home on Bimini Bay .... $3,500 mo
2BR/2BA Townhouse with pool,
close to beach .................................... $3,050 mo

Annual Rentals
* 3BR/2.5BA Pool home/Bimini Bay ........ $1,800 mo.
* 3BR/2BA Pool home ......................... $1,200 mo.

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aCommercial Residential Free Estimates
Sandy'i\ Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
We Monitor Irrigation Systems
Service INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
778.1345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
ti Established in 19831
@@NMB@ U3(@0@T STATE LICENSED & INSURED
@@Ua(UV0@[M CRC 035261 EXPERIENCED
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CONSTRUCTION Remodeling Contractors
CONSTRUCTION
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@ TU3[T0@ (941) 778-2993



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

Paradise Improvements 778-4173
Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
Replacement Doors and Windows
.. Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
-' Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
Lic#CBC056755



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


MARIANNE CORRELL, REALTOR
ISLAND, CONDO AND DUPLEx SPECIALIST
"Personal Service is My First Name!"


(941) 778-6066


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WATiERING IlESTRICTIONS
Rules in effect for Manatee County:
> Lawn and landscape watering is limited to two days a week.
> Addresses ending in even numbers (or A M): Tuesday and
Saturday.
> Addresses ending in odd numbers (or N Z): Wednesday
and Sunday.
SIrrigation not allowed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Irrigation with
created waste water allowed any time.)
> Owners can wash their vehicles anytime as long as they use
* a hand-held hose with a shut-off nozzle. (Pull the car on the lawn
to wash!)
>- Rinsing boats and flushing of boat motors is allowed for ten
minutes daily.
> Hand-watering of plants. NOT LAWNS, is permitted any
day.
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WINTER SPECIAL 1BR/2BA, furnished, clean,
steps from beach, Anna Maria Island. Pets wel-
come. $298/week; $998/month, plus tax. Call 778-
1098.

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 -
2526.

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

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.

BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED 1BR/1BA Holmes
Beach. Across from beach. Utilities, cable television
included. Available now through April 30. 778-8211.

WATERFRONT 1 BR annual apartment. Cable tele-
vision, water included. $750/month, plus $750 secu-
rity deposit. Call C.J., 741-8688.

STEPS TO THE BEACH. 2BR/1BA with washer/
dryer, screened lanai. $750/month, utilities not in-
cluded. 778-1345.

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.

ANNUAL NEAR BEACH 2BR/2BA with laundry
room and garage, $1,100/month. Also, 2BR/1BA
with laundry 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. 713-3098 or 779-1801.

ANNUAL ONLY. 1BR/1BA directly on Gulf in
Bradenton Beach. $1,000/month, assurity/security
required with contract. 792-2779.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB. Available March
through April. 2BR/2BA with elevator. Non-smoking,
two week minimum, $1,100/week. (813) 781-7562.

SEASONAL HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1BA. Quiet
area, block to beach, nice back yard. Laundry, grill,
hammock, etc. Monthly or weekly. 779-9549.

CANALFRONT 2BR/2BA luxury condo. Very spa-
cious. Direct access to Gulf and bay. Fireplace, heated
pool, cathedral ceilings. Power and light to private boat
slip. $1,200/month. 725-2826 or 798-3518.

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.
778-7107.

ROOM AND BATH in Holmes Beach, seasonal.
Light use of kitchen, laundry. Utilities included. One
block to Gulf. Minimum one month rent in advance.
778-4192.

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. Call 779-1586, or
Mike Norman Realty, 778-6696.


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* furnished, seasonal, new tile and paneling. Nice,
quiet with beautiful view. Steps to Gulf. Nonsmok-
* ing, no pets. December-May, 778-7107.


CANALFRONT HOME FOR RENT. Anna Maria
3BR/2BA Key West- style home with pool. Newly
decorated, totally private back yard. Monthly and
seasonal. (908) 832-1034.

2BR CANAL HOME, 68 Street, Holmes Beach. So-
lar-heated screened pool, big room by canal, walk-
in shower, washer/dryer, etc. Beautifully furnished.
Available January through April. Two-to three-month
rental possible. $2,600/month. (813) 645-0577.

HOLMES BEACH RENTAL: Great 3BR/2BA open
floor plan, ranch-style home. Kitchen, laundry, ga-
rage, lanai. Available Dec. 1 with security and refer-
ences. $1,350/month. Vinnie, 545-6118.

ANNA MARIA KEY ROYALE Canalfront. 2BR/2BA up-
graded home. Family room, sunset terrace, dock, garage,
laundry. Bright and open. $3,200/monthly. (813) 991-5462.

HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL 3BR/3BA
townhouse. Beautiful decor, great Jocation overlook-
ing nature preserve. Heated pool, washer/dryer,
garage and much more! 713-0096.

SEASONAL RENTALS Newly remodeled 3BR/2BA half-
duplex within walking distance of the beach, $2,700/
month. Coconut Cottage in the lovely village of Longboat.
Exquisitely furnished 2BR/1.5BA with a one-car carport.
$2,800/month. Duncan Real Estate, 779-0304.

BEACH HOUSE: Annual 2BR apartment across
from beach. Available now, $850/month. 104 Sev-
enth St. S., Bradenton Beach. Call Russell, 378-
4530 evenings, or 954-1718 days.


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apartments with balcony. Newly renovated, fully-
furnished. Very clean, private. Week, month, sea-
son, or long-term. 778-4555.

AVAILABLE DUE TO CANCELLATION. January
through March,

2BR/2BA home, one block to beach, south of Mana-
tee Avenue, close to Duffy's and Publix. Nice, re-
modeled, washer/dryer, fully furnished, pool, ga-
rage, VCR, cable television, garage. Won't last long!
778-4560 or 920-4539.

CANALFRONT HOME. 2BR/1.5BA recently totally
renovated with new kitchen, baths and more. New
dock and lift, large fenced yard, pets welcome. Sea-
sonal/monthly. $2,750/month. (813) 258-6405.

SEASONAL RENTAL: 2BR/1BA Imperial House
ground-level condo, Gulf side with view. Beautifully
furnished, must see! $1,800/month, three-month
minimum. 778-0257 or 778-1655, leave message.

RUNAWAY BAY: Available January due to 9-11
cancellation. 2BD/2BA, best ground-floor location.
Below market rate. Owner, 778-2975.

HOLMES BEACH POOL home. 2BR/2BA ground
level. Walk to beach, post office, shops, restaurants.
Available December-January. $700/week, or
$2,100/month. 778-5538.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA elevated over carport. On lake.
Unfurnished $800/month, all amenities. Furnished
$950/month. First, last and security. 952-1592.

CASA SIERRA CONDO. 2BR/2BA, heated pool, pretty
garden, available for January or March. 778-0032.

SEASONAL RENTAL with Gulf views, steps to
beach, heated pool. 3BR/3BA, available Jan. 15
through May 31. $4,000 to $4,500/month. 779-0022.

MARINER'S COVE. Furnished condo 2BR/2BA,
plus den. Fabulous water view, gated community,
January through April. $3,000/month or annually
$2,000/month. Wagner Realty, 794-2246.
BRADENTON BEACH 2BR house, beautifully fur-
nished, one blocK to beach- $675/week or $2,200/
month. 778-4451.

SEASONAL RENTALS: Palma Sola 2BR
townhouse $2,200/month. Perico Bay 2BR/2BA villa
$2,600/month. Longboat Key 3BR village home
$3,000/month. Anna Maria home, $3,500/month.
Call Fred Flis at Real Estate Mart, 756-1090.

ANNUAL RENTALS. Several to choose from: 2BR/
2BA, 3BR/2BA, 2BA/1BA, and small cottage.
Dolores Baker Realty, 778-5025.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA Townhouse in the Cay. Heated pool.
$900/month. Call Fred Flis at Real Estate Mart, 756-1090.


SEASONAL NORTH SHORE 2BR/2BA, central
heat and air-conditioning. Screened porch, washer/
dryer, ground floor. Pet considered. $1,800/month.
(813) 935-2086 or (813) 431-5226.

SANTA STOPS HERE! House for rent. Private, 100-
steps to beach. 3BR/1.5BA. Spacious, clean, bright.
City of Anna Maria. Weekly or monthly. 778-3006.

PERICO BAY CLUB: Buy or rent. 2BR/2BA lower
level. Seasonal, $2,300/month. Annual, $1,000/
month. Purchase $130,000. 795-3885.

ITALIAN VILLA: 4BA/4BA with pool and two-car
garage. $2,500/month. 704-1490.

AWAY SIX MONTHS A YEAR. Will share furnished
2BR/1BA apartment with kitchen, deck, workshop,
screened lanai, garage. $400/month with annual
rental (firm), plus half utilities. 761-1332.

MODERN 2BR/2BA elevated home, tastefully fur-
nished. Available for December only. Easy walk to
Gulf beach. $500/weekly. 778-1429.

BRADENTON BEACH ANNUAL 2BR beach house.
Furnished, one-block to beach. Newly re-done.
$875/month, plus security. 778-4451.

WATERFRONT CONDO: 2BR/2BA with boat dock, car-
port. Gorgeous waterviews, heated pool and spa. Avail-
able Jan. 1. Unfurnished. $1,400/month. 778-0176.

WANTED TO RENT for the month of March: apart-
ment, condo or mobile home on Anna Maria Island
or in the Bradenton area. (616) 532-6447.



BY OWNER: 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 salt-
water 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 Is-
land used to be 20 years ago". Owner (570) 943-
2516.

MOBILE HOME: Paradise Bay, 2BR/1.5BA fur-
nished. $64,900. Call John at Wes Real Estate, 795-
7653 or 713-1620.

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OPEN HOUSE: San Remo Shores. Deep-water ca-
nal home with dock and vertical boat lift. 4BR/2BA,
two-car garage. Pool with new screened cage. Com-
pletely tiled, new roof, air conditioning, appliances.
Very private, across from mangrove trees. For sale
by owner, $289,900. Must see! Sunday, Dec. 9, 1-
5pm. 4008 Bamboo Terrace. 101st St. and Cortez
Road, 761-0510.


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BEAUTIFUL 2BR/2BA CONDO in Holmes Beach.
Overlooking mangrove preserve. Built in 1996. Com-
munity pool, steps to beach and shopping. $175,000.
778-5388.

HOLMES BEACH VILLA. One block to beach, fabu-
lous, lake view. 2BR/1.5BA, tile and new carpet.
Garage, large storage/workshop. $198,500. 778-
4010.

KEY ROYALE VILLA on an estate-size lot. Coral
deck around pool and gazebo area. Comfortable
4BR/4BA Island home. Split design. Over 3,400
square feet. Only $449,000. Town and Shore Realty,
383-3840 or 302-3840.

PALMA SOLA 2BR townhouse condo. Prime loca-
tion, walk to Palma Sola Beach. Unit features a
heated pool in a tropical courtyard setting. Commu-
nity boat docks with Intracoastal access. Save thou-
sands over renting. Call Fred Flis, owner, at Real
Estate Mart, 756-1090.

LONGBOAT KEY GULFFRONT CONDO. 2BR/2BA
spilt design. New tile floors, turn-key furnished. Right
on white sandy beach. Heated pool, on-site manage-
ment. Only, $419,000. Town and Shore Realty, 383-
3840 or 302-3840.

KEY ROYALE: 3BR/2BA with great room, laundry
room, 2-car garage. Recently painted and remodeled
with new windows, air-conditioning, carpet, tile. New
roof, and new stucco, painted exterior. 778-6805.

NORTHWEST RIVERFRONT community has dock,
pool, tennis, clubhouse. 3-4BR/3BA executive family
home built for entertaining. $325,000. Mary
Collandra, Help-U-Sell, 795-3500.

SARASOTA FULL BAYFRONT home on a 96-by-
158-foot lot. Lovely 2BR/2.5BA. Den, large dock.
Must see! Only $795,000. Town and Shore Realty,
383-3840 or 302-3840.


ONE OF A KIND. Longboat Key, a five-office build-
ing with a luxury second floor apartment. Over 5,500-
square-feet. Frontage on Gulf of Mexico Drive.
Zoned commercial, $1,500,000. Also available, four
vacant lots abutting will make up a sizable commer-
cial property with many possibilities. $400,000 each.
Town and Shore Realty, 383-3840 or 302-3840.

TWO ESTATE SIZE adjoining lots: 100 by 170 feet
each. Gulf access, great open-water view. Sailboat
water, across from Dolphin Cay. Lot #1, $525,000.
Lot #2, $550,000. For brochure call: Broderick and
Associated, Realtor. (727) 544-1403, extension 231

LONGBOAT ARMS 2BR/2BA. Bright, second-floor
corner unit with Gulf and bay views, heated pool, ten-
nis, boat ramp with boat docks available. Only
$295,000. Town and Shore Realty, 383-3840 or 302-
3840.

GET A PIECE OF THE SUN on Anna Maria Island.
Well kept 2BR/2BA with family room, screened lanai,
garage, large lot. A short walk to beach. Many pos-
sibilities, zoned R-2, $349,000. Call Fred Flis at Real
Estate Mart, 756-1090.

DIRECT GULFFRONT. Under construction. Key
West-style home. 3BR/2BA, three levels. Over 800-
square-foot master suite. Gourmet kitchen, Corian
counters, elevator, pool, plus more. Finish with your
personal style. Only $1,390,000. Town and Shore
Realty, 383-3840 or 302-3840.

FOR SALE BY OWNER: Bayfront condo 2BR/2BA,
very nice, furnished. $235,500. For appointment:
761-3001 or 713-7878.

WEST BRADENTON 3BR/2BA home. New caged
pool, pool pump and fence. Over $10,000 spent on
new thermal windows. Deep 187-foot lot with plenty
of fruit trees. Big two-car garage with work bench.
15-by-8-foot shed. $144,900. Town and Shore Re-
alty, 383-3840 or 302-3840.


WATERFRONT 1,202-s.f. 3BR/2BA remodeled
home on canal to Tampa Bay. Great fishing! Thirty
minutes to Bradenton. $169,900. David Brawley, Sig-
nature Realty, (813) 625-4138.
www.davidbrawley.com.

GULFSHORES OF LONGBOAT KEY. Open Satur-
day, Dec. 8, 1-3pm. 2BR/2BA, $59,800! Quiet, up-
scale 55-plus park. Small view of bay and trees. Own
lot and share in beach, marina, land. Older home
being sold as is, but clean, neat, livable. Or replace
with new custom home. Monthly fee only $89.50. No
pets, no rentals. Gulf of Mexico Drive, F-24. 383-
2641.


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to beach and shopping. $429,000.

PERICO ISLAND
2BR/2BA Perico Island. Just listed! Excellent con-
dition. Screened porch, two-car garage. Short drive
to beach and shopping. $225,000.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX- PLUS
2BR/2BA, 2BR/1BA plus 1BR/1BA guest quarters.
Freshly painted and beautifully landscaped. Double
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WEST OF GULF DRIVE A RARE ISLAND JEWEL. This
new personal luxury Island retreat is finished in beautiful de-
tailed woods and includes fireplace, granite counter tops,
custom cabinetry, top of the line appliances and is exquisitely
furnished. One large Master bedroom, library/office, two baths
and 1,773 sq.ft. of living area. Oversized double garage,
screened lanais and open deck. Gulf views from every area.
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Anna Maria 2BR/2BA home on the beach.$3,600
Holmes Beach 2BR/2BA home.on beach. $3,500/mo.
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Holmes Beach Sandy Point.2BR/3BA+ Den Townhouse.
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$1,800/mo.
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Whether it's a cruise for 2 or 20, you'll always receive friendly, personal service.
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in quality wicker and rattan furnishings in a variety of styles,
beautifully finished in colors of the ocean and the sunset,
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Candles
* Gifts for everyone on your list!
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Anna Maria Island Shopping Centre
between Crowder Bros. Hardware & Walgreens
3324 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach 778-4665


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music. *- Manatee High School Chamber Orchestra performs holiday music at 6 p.m. at The Islander. Other
entertainment is featured throughout the area *iq Howie Banfield on guitar, *-4 Megha Morganfield, harpist,
* Island Florists' Herbert on piano Brian Matthews, sketch artist, *1 Missy, guitar, ,*, Carolers, Glory
Daze Musical Group "* Clowns Woodie and Woodette and the famous Saggy Aggy i-4 Face Painters and
the Island Middle School Band. All participants are located in the immediate area surrounding the Island
Shopping Center and S&S Plaza, Holmes Beach. We hope to see you!


Stop by and sample '< /
our organic wines and
healthy holiday N-,
hors d'oeuvres.
S & S PLAZA 5340 Gulf Drive / I_
Holmes Beach 778-4322 --

Come out and enjoy the evening!


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0. :Visit Our Store,
Meet Our
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Dick, Richard, Dee and Jim.
HOM TRUE VALUE HARDWARE
Island Shopping Center

,, Please stop by for cookies
and holiday cheer!
SIsland Players pecans available!

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REAL ESTATE, INC. I
5402 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach 779-0202


ISLAND GALLERY WEST
An artists' cooperative
ORIGINAL ART WORKS AT AFFORDAM LE PRfCES
OPEN 10-S HONDAY THRL ATURDAY- CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED
FREE A DEHONSiATIONS ON FIRST ; 3RD ATURDAV5 EVERYONE WELOOHe
5368 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach 778-6648
Directly across from The Sterling Anvil
Visit our Web site at www.amisland.com/gallery


OPEN HOUSE
Fri., Dec. 7 5 to 8 PM

Come by and
enjoy our holiday
refreshments!





1J Lifestyle Apparel
Island Shopping Center
778-2169 5418 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach


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Why not dine with
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Please make your New Year's
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Brunch/Lunch
11-2:30 Wed.-Sat.
Sunday Breakfast 8 a.m.
Dinner from 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday-Sunday
(Closed Mon. & Tues.)
778-5320
Island Shopping Center 5406 Marina Drive Holmes Beach
Chef/Owner Damon Presswood (13 years at Cafe L'Europe)


Manatee High School
Chamber Orchestra
performing beautiful holiday
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Choir and enjoy some holiday cookies!
Monday-Saturday 10-5:30pm Sunday 1-4ish
5600 Marina Drive Holmes Beach 779-1773
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Visit Us Friday Evening!
We'll be offering:
FREE Chair Massage
Cericates FREE SkinCare Analysis
Available FREE Make-overs
FREE Paraffin
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Refreshments will be served!
343 Gull Drive Next to Island Fitness '
SMn-Sat 9-5 941 779-0066 ESTMM9919


Season's Greetings from

Our Family to Yours!
j goin our family of satisfied .
customers. As an independent
agency, we tailor the best insurance
protection at competitive prices.
We represent only the finest insurance
companies, like Auto-Owners, The "No .,n,.7
Problem" People. Ask us about the many
other advantages of doing business with an
independent insurance agency.
Stop by Sun & Surf for some delicious
cookies compliments of Jim Mixon Insurance.
Jim Mixoii Insurance Inec.
5412 Marina Drive Island Shopping Center Holmes Beach
(941) 778-2253 Office closed for lunch from noon-lpm


Please Join Us At
Our Open House
_41 Friday Dec. 7 5-8PM ../
P Refreshments Served
5337 Gulf Drive North Holmes Beach
Tel: (941) 778-1541 Fax: (941) 778-9679


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Stop by for Cookies & Punch and I I
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NEW -NEW-. NEW-. NEW -NEW -NEW
- FLOWERS AND FLAVORS
FLOWERS AND MUSIC
Come to the Holiday Open House and
find out about our new services.
You're invited!


Birgit and Herbert Sesterhenn Owners since 1999
778-4751 800-771-7163
5312 Marina Drive / Island Shopping Center Holmes Beach
www.island-florist.com
Falls Sie's mit Blumen sagen m6chten wir sprechen deutsch.


Shipping Service and Supplies
Signs and Banners
Fax, Copies and Laminates
5352 Gulf Drive 779-1119
next to Holmes Beach Post Office
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We hope to see you all on Friday
evening for some holiday goodies.
Register to win a set of
Christmas salt and pepper shakers!
V 778-4140 5360 Gulf Dr Holmes Beach


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( d refreshments as you
browse for that
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of Anna Mana Island
5414 Marina Drive Holmes Beach 778-6694



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Privateers parade stretches length of Island
The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island was represented at the parade, which started at Bayfront Park in Anna
Maria and concluded at Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach. Islander Photo: J.L. Robertson


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Even The Islander got into the act during Saturday's
parade. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy


mf-/. BROADWAY

., HARDWOOD FLOORING
We do it right the first time!
A beautiful home
for the holidays
and always.

Visit Manatee's
Premier "Wood Only"
showroom and
.- beautify your home.

756-0650
4911 14th Street West Suite 104 Bradenton


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Extended Holiday Hours:
Open Weeknights
-- -'- Until 8 PM ,

Free Gift Wrapping Free Shipping
6773 Manatee Avenue W. Bradenton
792-5334


EarthBoxes make great
.4, gifts! This is a gift that will
keep on giving,,, fresh
herbs, veggies and
beautiful flowers all
year long. Stop by our
"garden gift shop" for a
variety of gardening gifts.
Special on EarthBoxes
S-'.. planted with strawberries.
Reg. $44.95 Now $39.95




1023 Ellenton-Gillette Road, Ellenton, FL 34222 -
941-723-2911
Open Tues.-Fri. 9am-4pm Sat. 9am-2pm


Come see our
expanded store and
selection of fine art,
We support our
community! 10% of
the proceeds from
framing orders go the
Anna Maria Elemen-
tary School PTA.
Under new ownership -
Holmes Beach residents
with 20-years experience.


LONQBOAT

FRAMING QALLERIE
6824 Gulf of Mexico Dr. Longboat Key 383-8914
Mon. Fri. 9:30am 5pm Sat. 9:30am 3pm


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Bicyclists or reindeer were also in the
parade. Islander Photo: Paul Roat


The Privateers boat float led the Saturday parade, tossing
candy and beads to the crowds. Islander Photo: J.L. Robertson


Santa was cheered on by employees of the Beach House
restaurant in Bradenton Beach. Islander Photo: Paul Roat


The lobster truck by Red Lobster tossed out lob-
sters along the parade route plastic lobsters on
necklaces, that is. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy


Anna Boat clMuB

'1 5323 Marina Drive Holmes Beach 778-7990 '


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' V' A BOAT CLUB MEMBERSHIP!
Enjoy the use of several boats, fishing, skiing, etc.
-- A GIFT CERTIFICATE
For daily rental of our boats or Jet-skis.
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Contemporary Clothing
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Manatee Avenue W. Bradenton 792-6695


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Great Gifts for the Holidays!














^,i_ Go-Carts, Go-Peds and More! _l
4P" -- Come in soon limited quantities '
Holiday Specials Layaway Available
Many go-cart parts in stock for repair and do-it-yourselfers
Family owned and operated
6004 43rd Ave. West, Bradenton 792-1122 -4f-
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Everyone's i vited!
All three Island cities' residents, officials,
school representatives, parents, kids, grandparents.
Absolutely everyone's invited to Family Fun Festival.

Please, join us for an old-fashioned
family gathering of the
Anna Maria Island Family.
"- Chuck andJoey Lester

FUN & GAMES


RAPRFZFS
Bingo Dunk Tank Ball Toss 250 Hot Dogs
50 Hamburgers (all old-fashioned prices!)
Big and small raffle prizes including
packaged fixin's for 100 holiday dinners!
A Big-Screen TV donated by The Islander!
and much, much more!

Family Fun Festival ...Just like old times!
Anna Maria Island Community Center
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria
Saturday Dec. 15 Noon-5 p.m.


This advertisement is sponsored as a community service by The Islander.


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