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Creation Date: December 12, 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 12, 2001

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

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"The Best News on Anna Maria Island"


County applies to

Anna Maria for beach

renourishment permit
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
In what could be a case of putting the cart before
the horse, Manatee County has applied for a permit for
beach renourishment in Anna Maria, although the city
has not yet passed two ordinances necessary for the
project to go forward.
Manatee County Ecosystems Administrator Charlie
Hunsicker sub-
mitted the beach
See related beach renourishment per-
mit application Dec.
stories, page 4 6. The second and
final reading of the
two necessary ordinances is not scheduled until Dec. 13.
Hunsicker said the permit applications were sent to
all three Island cities "in anticipation" of the required
ordinances.
"Time is of the essence so that the county may
proceed to contract for beach renourishment by Dec.
21," he said.
In the permit application, Hunsicker noted that the
two ordinances have not yet been passed. The permit
asks only for "relief' from Anna Maria city ordinances
on continuous construction, noise, lights, vehicles on
the beach and beach access for construction.
Those issues are the subject of the two ordinances
that will be discussed and voted on at the Dec. 13 city
commission meeting.
The county commission has already approved the
$8.39 million project and will meet Dec. 18 to autho-
rize a contract with a start date of Jan. 30, 2002. Great
Lakes Dock and Dredge Co. of Chicago submitted the
low bid for that start date.
Hunsicker said permit applications were also sent
Dec. 6 to Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach.


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Volume 10, no. 5, Dec. 12,


2001 FREE

'Let it
snow,
let it
snow,
let it
snow'
Saggy Aggy
visited the
Holmes Beach
merchants'
holiday open
house last
Friday evening
and was de-
lighted to find it
snowing at Ooh
La La! restau-
rant and The
Islander. She
wasn't alone -
it was a popular
attraction
amongst all the
music, refresh-
inents and
holiday revelry
at the annual
event. The
"snow" ma-
chine was
sponsored by
Ooh La La! and
The Islander,
compliments of
Mark Kimball of.
Anna Maria.
Islander Photo:
Bonner Joy


How do you want school to look?


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
"What don't you like about what you have now?"
That's the question at the forefront of SMRT Ar-
chitect Ernest Dreher and Manatee County School
Board Project Director Larry Roemer's minds.
Dreher and Roemer are part of the project team
working toward updating the facilities at Anna Maria
Elementary School.
The Manatee County School Board has $5.17 mil-
lion earmarked for new construction or renovations at
the school, but the project management team wants
community input before drafting an architectural mas-
ter plan, which would be submitted for the school
board's approval by June 2002.
Dreher has been interviewing teachers and staff at
the Island school for the past week and said he has
compiled eight or nine pages of notes on what the staff
doesn't like.
Some suggestions that have been made include
providing better lighting, security, a new public address
system, parking and student drop-off areas, larger
rooms, storage facilities, windows that open and build-
ings that don't flood.
Dreher said most of the people he interviewed are
in favor of new construction, including tearing down
the current auditorium and building a new facility that
could even combine the cafeteria and auditorium space


in what is called a "cafetorium."
Dreher said many are also in favor of a two-story
building and everyone, naturally, wants a view of the bay.
At a public forum held at the school this week Dreher
and Roemer asked parents and community members to
share what they would like to see improved.
Both Dreher and Roemer told those at the forum
that the difference in cost between renovating the ex-
isting structures and new construction is minimal.
The school has seven buildings and seven portables
currently. Three of the buildings were built in 1949
and, according to Roemer, the school no longer meets
a single code.
"We're required to make all schools hurricane
hardened," said Roemer, "so it is more economical to
tear down the existing structures and rebuild."
Schools are also required to have bathrooms in
every classroom and new elementary school standards
provide 140 square feet per child. Anna Maria Elemen-
tary School has only 106 square feet'per child, and 28
percent of that area is currently made up of portable
classrooms.
"There are a lot of options and we're not picking
those options today," said Roemer. "I think it's prema-
ture to worry about design. We'll be taking input
throughout the process and our recommendations will


PLEASE SEE SCHOOL, NEXT PAGE


happenings

Holiday hop, hop, hoppenings
You'll want to hop over to the Anna Maria
Island Community Center where everyone's
invited to enjoy a load of old-fashioned family
festivities Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the
Family Fun Festival. Sponsored by Chuck and
Joey Lester of Holmes Beach, the couple prom-
ises'fun, games, a variety of food and plenty of
prizes and raffles. Santa's expected to arrive
after lunch.
Saturday evening, the Bethlehem Walk that
has become a popular tradition at Roser Memo-
rial Community Church will begin at 7 p.m.
With many participants attired in period cos-
tumes, the group, including donkeys and other
animals, will call at four "inns" looking for a
bed for the night for Mary and Joseph, ending
up at the Christ child's manger for scripture
reading and refreshments.
The Christmas portion of Handel's "Mes-
siah" and the "Hallelujah Chorus" will be per-
formed by the Anna Maria Island Community
Orchestra & Chorus Sunday, Dec. 16, at 2 p.m.
at the Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive,
Anna Maria City.


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PAGE 2-A 0 DEC. 12, 2001 N THE ISLANDER

Michaels not

running for

mayoral post
Current Anna Maria City Commissioner John
Michaels says he won't be running for mayor of Anna
Maria, although he did pick up an election packet last
week for the February 2002 city elections, fueling
speculation he might run for mayor.
But that packet is for a friend, he insisted.
"It's for someone I'm trying to convince to run,"
said Michaels. "I'm happy as a commissioner."
If the person files, the name will be released next
week, he said.
Michaels' commission term does not expire un-
til 2003.
Two commission seats are up for grabs in the Feb-
ruary election along with the office of mayor.
Current Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh and Vice Mayor
Tom Skoloda have already picked up election packets
but have not yet declared their intentions.
Skoloda's seat is up for re-election as is that of
current Commissioner Jay Hill, who also has not indi-
cated if he will seek re-election.
Candidates must first qualify at the Manatee
County Supervisor of Elections Office and the quali-
fying period runs until noon, Dec. 21.
When qualifying is announced by the elections
office, the candidates must declare if they are running
for a city commission seat or the office of mayor.
SueLynn has already declared her candidacy for
mayor. Others who have picked up election packets are
former mayor Chuck Shumard, Carol Ann McGill and
Chuck Webb. Webb currently serves on the Planning
and Zoning Board.
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, 2002, to do so, either in per-
son 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 Is-
lander office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.


Make way for new
SMRTArchitect Ernest Dreher prepared this sketch of the present layout of Anna Maria Elementary School,
including three buildings constructed in 1949 and seven portables which were added over the years. Dreher
was chosen to design the new school and began meeting with faculty, staff and the community to gain input for
the project team. The Manatee County School Board has $5.17 million earmarked for new construction or
renovations at Anna Maria Elementary School.
School plan thoughts sought


CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
be based on that input."
Dreher, however, shared his vision for the school,
which includes preserving the tree hammocks, keeping
a small-scale school with a unique character, updating
technological capabilities, sloped roofs and a portion
that may include a two-story building.
"It's not my school, though, it's your school,"
Dreher said. Islanders are encouraged to call the school
at 708-5525.

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The city commissioner returned a statue of to its home.
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of the home of Mollie and John Sandberg on Bay ter to get to the pier or took the dry-land route,"
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THE ISLANDER 0 DEC. 12, 2001 0 PAGE 3-A


Fun Day Saturday at Center Meetings


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
There are eight Harley-Davidsons worth of turkeys
waiting to be hustled home from Family Fun Day on
the Island Saturday, Dec. 15.
Fifty turkeys, calculated an elf with nothing better
to do, laid end to end would equal about eight of the big
motorcycles laid end to end. That's a lot of turkey to
be given away.
It will happen at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center in one of a bunch of raffles during
Saturday's festivities. The holiday food raffle is one
more brilliant stroke by Chuck and Joey Lester, spon-
sors of the big free day.
It will run from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City, as "an old-fashioned
family gathering of the Anna Maria Island family."
Along with the fun will be a more serious matter,
Executive Director Pierrette Kelly's explanation of the
Center's expansion and renovation. It has been in the
works quietly for several months. Activities and


courses available at the Center will be outlined.
There will be old-fashioned prices for the food
served during the day a quarter for a hotdog, half a
dollar for a hamburger, a dollar for chicken sandwich.
Raffles will be on the program much of the day, from
the turkeys and hams donated by the Lesters to a 27-
inch TV from The Islander.
A puppet show is planned, children's story time,
face painting, bingo, ball toss, moon walk, rides, games
and much more for children and adults. Youngsters will
be able to make Christmas cards for their parents.
Santa Claus will arrive about 2 p.m.
The closing show of the day will be a musical fi-
nale by the Island Middle School Singers starting at
3:30 p.m.
Members of the Island's Rotary and Kiwanis clubs
will be holiday helpers, and food will come from John
Home of the Anna Maria Oyster Bar and Lazy Lobster,
Sean Murphy of the Beach Bistro and Bistro at Island's
End, and Pat Geyer of Duffy's Tavern.
Further information may be obtained at 778-1908.


Holmes Beach planners review future land use


At the request of Holmes Beach Commissioner
Rich Bohnenberger, the city's planning commission
has begun reviewing the "Future Land-Use Element"
to determine if any text changes or verbiage should be
added to clarify where tourist development can be lo-
cated.
In a memo to the planning commission,
Bohnenberger said that during the Tidemark Lodge
discussions he was under the impression that tourist
development was restricted to the A-1 zoning district.
However, the legal opinion was that the comprehensive
plan did not prohibit tourist development in other dis-
tricts.
In addition to Bohnenberger's concern, planning
commissioners recalled that there has also been some
confusion in the literal definitions of the language used,
for example the difference between the meanings of ad-


jacent and contiguous as they are used in the land de-
velopment code.
Planning Commission Chairperson Susan
Normand said that approximately two years ago the
planning commission reviewed the city's comprehen-
sive plan and submitted a list of definitions to the city
attorney. Normand said that she never got a response
from the attorney, but she will follow up on its status
because the definitions should be included in the com-
prehensive plan as a reference.
With regard to revising the future land-use ele-
ment, the planning commission will invite Tampa Bay
Regional Planning Council representative Gerald
Smelt to its December meeting to discuss the process
and procedures to follow in making recommendations
to the city commission.
The planning commission would like to see the


Anna Maria City
Dec. 12, 6-8 p.m., appreciation dinner for city board
members and volunteers.
Dec. 13, 7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda:
consent agenda, health insurance increase discussion,
public hearing on zoning change regarding beach
renourishment, public hearing on permits for beach
renourishment, trolley sign discussion, city-county
interlocal agreement on beach renourishment, resolu-
tion protesting charter government for Manatee
County, parking issue discussion and public comments.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
Dec. 12, 1 p.m., city commission workshop on goal
setting.
Dec. 20, 1 p.m., city commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
Dec. 18, 7 p.m., city commission meeting with work-
shop to follow.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Of Interest
Dec. 17, 3 p.m., Island Transportation Planning Orga-
nization meeting, Bradenton Beach City Hall.
Dec. 19, 12:30 p.m., Barrier Island Elected Officials
Organization meeting, Anna Maria City Hall.


multi-family residential/seasonal tourist zoning cat-
egory split into two separate land-use categories.
Other suggestions made were to change the defi-
nitions in the LDC for resort housing from one month
to three months and perhaps limit the units per acre
allowed on commercial property.
The next planning commission meeting is tenta-
tively scheduled for Dec. 20.


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One Island! One Community!

One Great Evening!
With sincerest thanks to all who participated in
the 14th annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade ...
The Skippers and Crews The Generous Contributors
The Many Volunteers The Thousands That Watched
The Christmas Lighted Boat Parade and accompanying fireworks display is a
community event that is in keeping with the spirit of the Holiday Season it
heralds. Our thanks to each individual and to the many businesses throughout
the area which contributed to the financial seaworthiness of the event. We could
not have done it without you your help and your commitment.

Participating Contributors: AMI Holdings Anna Maria Island Coffee Co. *
Anna Maria Oyster Bar Landside Beach House Restaurant Bistro at
Island's End Breiter Capital Management Brian's Sunnyside Up Cafe *
Bridge Tender Inn & Dockside Bar Cedar's Bistro Chapae Chapters On
The Island City of Anna Maria City of Bradenton Beach City of Holmes
Beach City Pier Restaurant Coast Bank of Florida Holmes Beach Com-
missioner Sandra Haas-Martens Da Giorgio Ristorante First National Bank
& Trust in Manatee Galati Yacht Sales Holmes Construction Hurricane
Hank's ISC Scooter Rentals Jessie's Island Store Lazy Lobster Mama..-
Lo By the Sea Ooh La La! European Bistro Rod & Reel Pier Sand Dollar
Gift Shop Sea Tow Marine Towing The Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce The Home True Value Hardware The Island Florist Three Sides
of Nature Tidemark Lodge Waterfront Restaurant Webb Wells & Williams
* Time-Warner Communications White Egret

Special thanks to the Beach House Restaurant for their award party hospi-
tality as well as The Islander for their editorial support in getting the
"word out!" And Taylor-Made Pyrotechnical Entertainment Featuring Jim
"Capt. Happy" Taylor.
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PAGE 4-A DEC. 12, 2001 U THE ISLANDER


Gulf coast renourishment projects get thumbs up


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria residents concerned about the effects
of beach renourishment can see the results of three re-
cent renourishment projects in their own back yard.
Lido Beach in Sarasota had its beach
renourishment project completed in 2000, while the
Reddington Shores/Indian Rocks Beach/Sand Key
project in Pinellas County ended in 1999. Egmont Key
in Pinellas County also underwent beach
renourishment last year.
Egmont Key is a park operated by the U.S. Fish &
Wildlife Service and has no residential areas, while
Lido Beach and Reddington Shores are both residen-
tial communities.
Both community beach projects have been met
with approval by local officials and residents, but the
Lido Beach renourishment effort was not without some
concern for the sand color after completion.
Sarasota City Engineer Dennis Daughters said the
Lido Beach project itself "ran smoothly."
"The sand met all our requirements," he said.
Project engineers used a screen to filter out any rocks
or unwanted large objects before the sand was pumped
onto the beach, he said. While use of the screen was
more expensive, it "made for a better sand," said
Daughters.
The city did not have a standard mix of sand to
shell such as 80-20 or 90-10, but instead opted for a
maximum salt clay content of five percent, an average
sand grain size of .3 mm and nothing larger than 1 inch
in diameter pumped onto the beach, he said.
George Ryan, president of the Lido Beach
Homeowners Association, said the renourishment gave
Lido Beach on average a 250-foot wide beach for the
1.9-mile stretch of the project.
Prior to beach renourishment, several condomini-
ums at Lido's south end had lost their entire beach and
their swimming pools and patio areas were sitting in the
Gulf of Mexico.
"They were almost surrounded by water," said
Ryan. The condos had to build sea walls to protect the
property. Now, there's a good 100 to 150 feet of beach
in that area.
When Tropical Storm Gabrielle struck the area in
mid-September, it washed away about 50 feet of beach in
Lido, but still left a good 200 feet along most of the beach.
Ryan could only imagine the scene at the south end if no
beach renourishment had taken place before that storm.
"God knows what we'd look like now," he said.
"So we're certainly happy we had beach
renourishment."
But there was a downside, Daughters noted.
The first renourishment project in 1993 at Lido left
the sand dark in color. This most recent renourishment
project that ended this past spring brought in beige and
gray sand. While residents weren't unhappy with that
color, Daughters found he could get some free white,
sugar sand from the dredging of New Pass in Sarasota
County planned for spring 2002.
That project will add another two feet of sugar sand
to the top of the beach at Lido, Daughters said.
Longboat Key will also get some of this free sand.
"The dark sand is coarser and stays on the beach
better, but beachgoers like white sand. So we're trying
to do what's best for both situations," said Daughters.
No one at Lido Beach complained to Daughters or
Ryan that they didn't like the recent beach
renourishment project or the color of the sand. "As far
as I know, they are very, very happy," said Daughters.
While some people in Anna Maria might complain
that beach renourishment brings in sand that's not as
completely white as sugar sand, there are few good
choices for barrier island residents to keep their houses
and beaches, Ryan said.
"When you build along the coast, you definitely
have drawn a line in the sand and we pay a high price"
to keep beaches and houses here, he said.
How high of a price do you have to pay to live on
the Gulf of Mexico?
In a previous beach renourishment project on Lido
Beach in the mid 1990s, residents at the south end of
the beach opted out of the plan, said former resident
Paul Roat. "They said they had plenty of beach and a
renourishment project would just make it farther to
walk to get to the water."
The result: "That was the area with the condos that
ended up with the Gulf of Mexico for a swimming


Before Lido
beach got
new beach
In this dra-
matic aerial
photo taken in
July 1999, the
two condos at
the south end
of Lido Beach
have lost all
their beach and
have built
seawalls to
protect the
invading Gulf
of Mexico.
Islander
Photo: Cour-
tesy of Jack
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After the 2000-01 beach renourishment in Lido Beach
In this photo taken Dec. 5, 2001, about eight months after beach renourishment on Lido Beach ended, the
condo at the south end of Lido Beach has a good 100 to 150 feet of sand for beachgoers and residents and the


protection of the structures. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

pool," said Roat.
By 1999, residents living on south Lido were cry-
ing to get in on beach renourishment, but they had lit-
erally "missed the boat" and had to wait until this most
recent effort to get their beach back, he said.
Beachfront communities do have a choice, how-
ever.
The alternative to beach renourishment is simply to
let nature take its course, said Ryan. Barrier islands are
constantly changing and if you want to live on one,
you've got to stop or alter nature at some point, he ob-
served.
Otherwise, he conceded, there's a possibility that
some day your home could simply just slide into the Gulf.
But be warned. Once you start on beach
renourishment, you've got to keep doing it every five
to eight years, he said.
"We expect this sand to be gone" by 2004 or 2005,
he said, so Lido Beach residents and the City of


Sarasota are already making plans for the next
renourishment project.

Looking north
Reddington Shores in Pinellas County didn't have
any problems with its beach renourishment project and
sand color.
Mayor J.J. Bayrouti of Reddington Shores said the
sand came from offshore of the city and was about 90
percent as white as previous sand.
"No one has complained about the difference [in
color] and this sticks better on the beach," he said. The
alternative to beach renourishment was to have water
lapping at the edge of the condos and houses that line
the beach.
"Now, we have on average a 150-foot-wide beach.
Before, we had no beach in many areas," he said. "This

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THE ISLANDER 0 DEC. 12, 2001 PFA(UE 5-A


Informal sand survey: significant color, grain differences


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
In a totally unscientific survey, Islander staff took
sand samples from four public beaches: Lido Beach,
Holmes Beach, Longboat Key and Anna Maria.
The unscientific analysis found the Lido Beach
sand gray and beige in color, but very fine in quality
with a small amount of shells.
The sand from Longboat Key was the darkest in
color, almost black, but with little crushed shell.
The sand from Anna Maria was white sugar sand,
fine quality, with almost no crushed shell.
Sand taken from Holmes Beach, which was
renourished in 1992-93, was sugar sand and nearly the
same color as that from Anna Maria. The texture was
only slightly rougher and it appeared to have a slightly
higher mix of small pieces of crushed shell than the
Anna Maria and Lido Beach samples.
The last beach renourishment project in Holmes
Beach brought in an 80-20 mixture of sand to shell.
Ten people were selected at random to identify
which beach a particular sand sample came from. All
10 correctly named the sand from Lido Beach and


Take the sand test:
Here are four samples of sand taken the week of Dec. 4-8, 2001, from public beach areas on Lido Beach
(renourished in 2000-01), mid-Longboat Key (renourished approximately two years ago), Holmes Beach
(renourished in 1993) and Anna Maria (not renourished). See if you can match the samples by color from the
beach they came from. (Answer below.) Islander Photo: Paul Roat


Longboat Key, but three people switched the Anna
Maria and Holmes Beach sand.


The correct order of the sand, from left, is Lido
Beach, Holmes Beach, Longboat Key and Anna Maria.


Beach renourishment OK no big deal in Bradenton Beach


By Paul Roat
Although controversy rages at the north end of
Anna Maria Island regarding the upcoming beach
renourishment project, folks at the south end of the
Island have a different philosophy: Bring it on.
First reading of an ordinance allowing the
renourishment of the Gulf shore throughout almost
all of Bradenton Beach went through without a
hitch last week, with a final reading and public


Sand quality
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4
is much better than having no beach" and "no residents
are complaining."
"Obtaining easements and ordinances" to allow the
beach renourishment project in the city "was not even
a question for us," said Bayrouti. "Everyone knew we
needed it."
The sand-to-shell mix was about 80-20, Bayrouti said,
and the entire project was about 4.9 miles long. It included
Reddington Beach, Indian Rocks Beach and Sand Key.
Sand color worries have been a concern of some


hearing on the ordinance scheduled for Jan. 3.
The ordinance regarding lighting, noise and driv-
ing on the beach is merely a formality, according to
City Attorney Alan Prather.
"Bradenton Beach is in fine shape for beach
renourishment," he told city commissioners. "The city has
all the exceptions to ordinances in place. It is my opinion,
though, to avoid confusion with the state and the federal
government, that we go forward with the ordinance. Our


Anna Maria residents over the impending beach
renourishment project.
Coastal engineers have tested the sand from the
proposed borrow pit, which is 2,000 to 4,000 feet off
the north shore of Anna Maria Island, and believe they
have been able to match that to the "sugar sand" of
Anna Maria as closely as possible.
Rick Spadoni of Coastal Planning & Engineering
said his firm has done beach renourishment on more
than 30 Florida beaches and "we want this to be 100
percent white sand."
Testing of the sand quality and coloration from the
borrow pit has been done in conjunction with various


ordinances do not conflict with the orders to proceed
with beach renourishment."
The beach renourishment project will run from
13th Street South in Bradenton Beach to the Holmes
Beach city limit. The total project will continue
through Holmes Beach to perhaps a half-mile
stretch in Anna Maria. City commissioners in that
city are still debating the merits of the project and
are scheduled to reach some conclusion Dec. 13.


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But another concern is that once pumping starts,
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and texture, regardless of whether they like it or not.
While there are performance guarantees in the up-
coming contract that the sand has to meet state and
county quality guidelines, there are no assurances it
will all be "sugar sand" exactly like the current beach.
But there is a choice before the project starts, said
Ryan. Instead of beach renourishment, you can simply
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opinion


Yes, Virginia ...
... there is a Santa Claus. And there will be a Christmas,
especially on Anna Maria Island, where we've seen the lights
go up and folks come out for numerous holiday events.
There will be Chanukah and Kwanzaa, too.
We're looking forward to a happy, safe holiday with
friends and family on Anna Maria Island.
The questions to be answered remain. Will there be a
trolley? Will the beach be restored in Anna Maria? Will
there be high-rise condos on Perico? Will the three cities
merge?
Oops. It's the consolidation question again.
While we are keenly aware that no one who has ever
lived here more than a day, or wants to live here but doesn't
yet, wants anything to change, one of the first things folks
always want us to do is change.
Presently, two cities are undergoing charter reviews.
Committees are mulling over the details of the present char-
ters to determine what needs changed and improved.
At least one city commissioner, who shall remain
nameless but whose initials are Don Maloney, wants to
change the form of government in the city which has re-
elected him to several terms, Holmes Beach.
He really wants to change to a commission-manager
form of government. He believes the time has come for
Holmes Beach to have a professional manager.
He even jokingly quips that Mayor Carol Whitmore,
after presiding as the city's top administrator for more than
four years, agrees.
He's also lobbied Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach to
consider the change and if not to the city manager format,
he's lobbied them to elect a mayor administrator. Both cities
now elect a mayor who serves both as administrator and along-
side the four other elected commissioners on the voting board.
Maloney believes that if the three cities can't each af-
ford a manager, they could share one. Same issues, pert
near, same administrative dealings.
He says other government officials find it ludicrous
that such a small geographic area has three city govern-
ments. Why not consolidate? they add.
Because we're three individual Island cities, we an-
swer. Different, distinct, protective and wanting to stay that
way. At least those are arguments we hear often.
If we're to consolidate geographically, we asked
Maloney, why not merge with Longboat Key?
Sure, why not, he said, perhaps hoping to expand the
"discussion."
What do you think?
I dream of Jeannie
We had a wonderful colleague at The Islander for sev-
eral years, who became an even better friend. She returned
to West Virginia a few years ago when her husband was
diagnosed with cancer. He died a year later.
We learned this week that she. too has died of cancer.
And so we are left only to dream of the return of the
,smiling, cheerful Jeannie Friedman.


The Islander


Dec.


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Opinion


Miller's thoughtful statement
I would like to thank you for publishing Mike
Miller's thoughtful statement in a recent beach
renourishment article.
The quote, "People who shop at Wal-Mart should
not decide how to save $1.3 million homes," clearly
validates my theory that our Island would probably be
a better place to live without million dollar homes.
And surely a better place without people who can't
wait to tell us how much their house it worth.
In the unlikely event that Miller was misquoted, I
will be sorely disappointed.
George Whelpley, Anna Maria
They must be kidding
Are they kidding! I have just finished reading The
Islander and have read that Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh,
Vice Mayor Tom Skoloda and former Mayor Chuck
Shumard have obtained packets to run for office again.
Give us a break. We've had it up to our necks with
these people. How much more are we supposed to suf-
fer from these people?
Citizens and voters of Anna Maria, let's all wake
up and rid ourselves of these miscreants. We need new
people in our city running our commission, unless we
all are content with the daily bickering and fighting that
these people have imposed on us.
rLK eC me time and go to a commission ...tiug.-
You'll think ""' Ine middle of a nightmare, albeit
a funny nightmare.
Government should be run by competent people,
not by backstabbers.
H. Layh, Anna Maria


Island cat lovers might be interested in knowing about
Charlie Guy, long-time caregiver to many homeless island
kitties. He has been very ill and recently required major
heart surgery. After a month in the hospital, he is recov-
ering very, very slowly at home in Ellenton and is unable
to care for the kitties (about 30) he brought home from the


island after their territory went to condo developers.
Jennifer Dagher of Anna Maria has been driving to
Ellenton every day to feed and care for them. She has
also been ill recently but is doing the job. And, she
takes care of several homeless Island cats.
She and Charlie are extremely low on funds and
need help in the form of checks, which pay for neuter-
ing, spaying and medicines, bags of dry and tins of wet
food and litter. You can drop off items at 214 Pine,
Anna Maria, and send checks to P.O. Box 380, Anna
Maria FL 34216. For information, call 778-0404.
Finally, she asks that folks discontinue dropping
off cats at the old site, as they then must be taken away.
Joan Zak, Anna Maria

'Should be censured by city'
At approximately 4 p.m. Dec. 5 I1 was in the local post
office picking up mail. Anna Maria City Commissioner
John Michaels came in and I greeted him cordially. He
immediately went into a seemingly deranged tirade. He
took a remark in a letter from me to the editor in The Is-
lander last week personally. The remark was a snide aside
that was actual ly about something tha. it .. -It t Anna
Maria City. The snide remark did make reference ob-
liquely to the Anna Maria City Commission. The commis-
sioner yelled at me, stuck his finger in my face, called me
stupid, mentally ill and a credit to my political party. He
tried to physically intimidate me.
This is the United States. Elected officials are not
supposed to confront citizens in public and be verbally
abusive to them. By this action John has disgraced the city
and his office. He should immediately enroll in an anger
management course. Part of being a public official is tak-
ing the slings and arrows from the public and the press.
Piic ,c ffiC,!s can use city meetings and the newspapers
to answer criticism. To be out of control and confront a
citizen is both threatening and unethical.
I voted for John but that was e"'ently a mistake.
Shame on you John, v should resign. You are a dis-
grace. Yol' -'ould be censured by the city commission.
Norton Niss, Anna Maria







Paving work to proceed in Bradenton Beach


A long-awaited street paving project has finally
been approved in Bradenton Beach.
Actually, it was approved last August, but was held
up when City Attorney Alan Prather had problems with
the language of the contract between the city and pav-
ing contractor APAC-Florida Inc. of Sarasota.
Going against his advice, city commissioners nar-
rowly approved proceeding with a contract to resurface
11 sections of roadway in the city at a cost of almost
$28,000.
"The terms of the agreement are not in the best
interest of the city," Prather said. "I don't think it's the
kind of thing the city should give to this company," he
added regarding the contract. "My interest is this city."
Prather's sticking points revolved around hold-
harmless clauses within the contract.
Public Works Director Buddy Watts said the
APAC contract was a standard form for the company


that all surrounding cities and Manatee County had
entered into with the company.
"All I can say is 'thank you for your concern, Mr.
Prather,"' City Commissioner Bill Arnold said, "but
how long has this been going on?"
The commission voted 3-2 to proceed with the
contract. Mayor John Chappie and Commissioner Ross
Benjamin cast the negative votes. Both said they
wanted to go out to bid again on the project.
The paving work will include:
Resurface Bay Drive South from Bridge Street to
Third Street South.
Resurface Canasta Lane between 23rd and 24th
streets.
Resurface intersection at Avenue C and 23rd
Street.
Build up low area between 2213 and 2217 Av-
enue C.


It's nine stops, 18 signs for Anna


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The City of Anna Maria needs 18 trolley signs at
just nine locations for stops, said Manatee County Area
Transit marketing manager Susan Hancock at a regu-
lar meeting of the Trolley Marketing Committee last
Tuesday.
She said a previous report in which she had said
there would only be nine signs for the nine stops was
incorrect. The trolley will make the same stop on the
northbound route as on the southbound [return] trip in
Anna Maria, therefore requiring signs on both sides of
the road-
Hancock attempted to clear up this and other mis-
understandings about the trolley, including signs for the
service, benches and advertising associated with the
trolley.
To provide the service "we need to place a uniform
trolley stop sign at each trolley stop," and on both sides
of the road, she said. This is in accord with state and
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and disabilities, such as vision impairment, she said.
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city because he hoped Manatee County Utility Depart-
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a Maria trolley
city stating that the trolley signs will be allowed to re-
main in place "to give notice of the service to the pub-
lic." In the past, bus stop signs have disappeared from
Anna Maria, she said.
To date, only Holmes Beach has provided the nec-
essary letter. The Anna Maria City Commission has
approved nine signs for nine stops, but has balked at
placing 18 signs along the route.
Hancock said she has not yet received any letter
from Anna Maria on the issue.
Hancock also said that MCAT "do6s not have any-
thing to do with your benches." MCAT only asks that
a city "not allow them along the route unless the spot
where they are placed is a trolley stop." This is to avoid
confusion among some people who might think any
bench along the street is a bus stop.
But Island cities don't have to have benches, just
the signs. "Each city must make a decision on your
benches that will give seating to those individuals who
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Trolley
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 7
because of age, disability, or other reasons need to sit
and wait the 20 minutes versus the people who want no
seating."
"All we at MCAT would like to know is what have
you decided to do about benches?" she said.
Once the trolley is in operation, the subject of bus
shelters will be addressed.
Hancock had indicated at a prior meeting that there
could be advertising on the shelters to defray mainte-
nance costs. Any city that does not want advertising on
a shelter only has to agree to maintain the shelter itself,
rather than MCAT.
At present, only advertising on the inside of the trol-
leys is being sold. If the inside advertising revenue is be-
low expectations, it will be a county commission decision
whether to place advertising on the outside of the trolleys.
The plan right now, however, does not include
advertising on the outside of the trolleys.
She also noted the trolley stops in Anna Maria will
be the same as the current bus stops. There are sup-
posed to be 18 bus stop signs already in Anna Maria.
Diane Caniff, representing the Environmental Edu-
cation and Enhancement Committee of Anna Maria,
delivered a letter from the EEEC, suggesting that de-
signs for the logo be submitted. and reviewed with pub-
lic input, and asking that a universal symbol for a trol-
ley or transportation be used. The EEEC was also op-
posed to any advertising on the benches or on the out-
side of the trolleys.
Hancock said the Manatee County Commission
has already approved the logo, artwork and sign. She
said there were several public meetings held this past
summer on Anna Maria Island to gain input from the
public on the logo design, advertising and several other
issues.
The issue of advertising on a trolley bench is up to
each individual Island city, Hancock said.
The signs will only be 12 inches by 18 inches, said
Hancock, the smallest allowed by the DOT.
Island-wide, there are a total of 78 stops planned.
MCAT will coordinate placement of the signs with
the public works department of each Island city.
There is still no definite date for the start of service,
Hancock said. Delivery of the first trolley is expected
in early January with one trolley per week delivered
following that. Five trolleys have been ordered.
Committee members would like the trolley to be in
operation by mid-February or early March at the latest.


Sigma returns to Cortez for awhile


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Sigma is back at Sigma, if only temporarily.
The seafood company that last year sold its Sigma fish
house in Cortez to the Rivolta Group has rented the facil-
ity again for the duration of the autumn/winter fishing
rush.
Workers for Rivolta's Cortez Wood Design shop
there have moved temporarily to the Rivolta Marine fa-
cilities at Port Manatee to finish building and outfitting the
90-foot ketch that has been under construction this year.
Sigma Co., headquartered in St. Petersburg, oper-
ated the fish house on the Cortez waterfront for a dozen
or so years before moving its functions to its Tampa
Bay facilities several years ago.
Sigma's 40-year history here had ups and downs
until Tony Huang, a businessman and financier from
the Orient, acquired the property some 17 years ago.
Huang encountered difficulties with the U.S. govern-
ment and left for Taiwan, from where he continues to


run his worldwide business empire.
The Sigma plant was dormant for several years
until Piero Rivolta bought it last year. His firm reno-
vated the main building to house offices and the Cortez
Wood Design shop and rebuilt much of the docks along
the boat basin. But the property has been idle most of
the summer and fall, any progress stalled by protests
from some Cortez residents.
Back in Cortez temporarily, the Sigma firm is us-
ing its former site to bring fish ashore from boats har-
vesting the nearby waters and sending the product
overland for processing in St. Petersburg.
As for the 90-foot sloop at Port Manatee, Richard
Storm, spokesman for the Rivolta Group, said the 124-
foot carbon fiber mast will be stepped and the 14-ton
stainless steel retractable keel attached, and then final
outfitting will complete the $5.5 million vessel.
The work is highly specialized, he said, for it is
built of space-age composites that require the most
precise attention. It is to be launched early next year.


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Island charter school board focuses on discipline


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
The Island Middle School Charter Board will meet
at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, to discuss discipline
problems at the school, among other things.
Board members agreed to visit classes before the
Dec. 12 meeting to evaluate the atmosphere and disci-
pline at the school.
IMS Director Jeanne Shell has twice asked the
board to vote to. dismiss a teacher, and the board has
delayed action.
"Too many changes create the feeling of a broken
home," said founding board member Marlene West.
"We want to support [our teacher] and also make the
kids feel educationally challenged. Rather than being
frustrated with the negative, let's give our support and
focus on the many positives [the teacher] brings to the
school."
West also said the board will meet privately to dis-


cuss personnel decisions, but board member and attor-
ney for the board Chuck Webb said he was still evalu-
ating the Florida statutes on public meetings to deter-
mine if that was feasible.
Shell has written several memos detailing her con-
cerns to board members, according to Webb, and there
have been several meetings on the ability of teachers
to maintain discipline and to effectively teach subject
material.
Shell told the board that "We're going to lose stu-
dents who are not a problem because they don't want
to stay in an environment where others are being dis-
ruptive."
Board members are also evaluating the school's
disciplinary methods, saying that the students need to
be personally responsible for their actions.
"These students have been in school six years be-
fore we got them and we have to realize they are not
going to change overnight," said West. "Our school is


not designed to take care of problem children. We can't
afford to keep those students and our charter is not
designed to meet the needs of those kids. There are
other schools that are."
The board agreed to adjust its disciplinary rules to
include a mandatory visit by the parents of a disruptive
student to the classroom in which the poor behavior
occurs.
Currently four more students have been notified
that they may be asked to leave the school due to be-
havior or attendance problems.
Finally, founding board member Kimberly
Holmstrom is researching information on companies
that may be able to build a permanent sign and message
board in front of the school on the corner of 85th Street
and Gulf Drive.
Similar to the Anna Maria Elementary School
signs, the message boards would be used to display
important public announcements.


Holmes Beach parks, beautification board drafts bylaws


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach Parks and Beautification Advi-
sory Board has drafted a set of organizational rules and
regulations for the city commission's approval.
"This board exists as part of the comprehensive
plan," said board member Roger Lutz, "but formal
details on how to join or the rules of the organization
have never been formalized, which should have been
done in the beginning."
Members of the board will present a draft of their
bylaws for the city commission to approve that speci-
fies the term limits, member appointments and respon-
sibilities.
The current board members agreed that members
should be appointed by the mayor and serve for two
years before becoming eligible for re-appointment.
Members of the board may make recommendations for
new members.
The purpose of the board is to act as an advisory
committee to the commission and the group consists of
six appointed positions in addition to a liaison from the
commission and city public works department.
The board's draft will be put on a future city com-
mission meeting agenda for review and approval.
In other matters, board members are researching
possible methods of beautifying Avenue C.
The board has also had two requests for adopt-
a-spots. The Island Middle School is interested in
adopting a spot across the street from the school on



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an application to beautify the traffic island in front
of the old Eckerd store in the 5300 block of Gulf
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Board member Jim Gloth also asked that everyone


IMS adopt.
a.spot
The Island
Middle School
is talking to
Holmes Beach
parks and
beautification
board member
Jim Sardegna
-- about the
possibilities of
.,., adopting this
spot in front of
the school to
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S. ,..'-Photo: Diana
Bogan




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scheduled Wednesday evening, Dec. 12, on Longboat
Key.
It is being sponsored by the Longbeach Village
Association for the benefit of families of the 14
firefighters from the 25-member unit who died in the
Sept. 11 calamity.
The event will be from 6 to 10 p.m. at Mar Vista
Restaurant and Dockside Club in the village at the
north end of Longboat Key.
The police and fire departments of the town of
Longboat Key will combine for the honor guard pre-
sentation at 6:30 p.m.
Special guests will be Capt. Rochelle "Rocky"
Jones of Engine 4-Ladder 15, his trip a gift from the
Standard & Poor financial firm, as well as Judith "Kip"
O'Neill, state legislator of Dutchess County, N.Y.
Donations may be arranged at the affair or by call-
ing committee members Michael Riter and Kim Ross
at 383-2523, or Michael Drake at 724-2926.

Chamber to seat officers
on cruise Monday
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
will install its 2002 officers during a gala cruise and
Christmas party on. the Seafood Shack's Showboat on
Monday, Dec. 17.
The installation banquet will see Alan Galletto
seated as president for his first full term; Jennifer Scott
as first vice president; Don Schroder, second vice presi-
dent; Dennis Rauschl, treasurer; and Judy Giovanelli,
secretary.
Ms. Scott is new to the officer corps, though she is
a veteran member of the chamber's board of directors.
She has Jennifer's of Bradenton, 7471 Manatee Ave.
W.
Nearly all of the 120 tickets for the affair were
snapped up early, said the chamber's executive direc-
tor, Mary Ann Brockman, but she may be able to scare
up a few for latecomers.
There will be a full meal, cash bar and music all
evening by Chuck Douglas on the keyboard. The cruise
will be three hours of Christmastime sightseeing on
Sarasota Bay.
Further information may be obtained at 778-1541.


Gallery West schedules
free art demonstrations
Island Gallery West will host free demonstrations
by two artists from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 15,
at the gallery, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Helen DeForge will demonstrate the art of porce-
lain painting and Reda Reynolds will demonstrate
hand-built pottery from clay slabs. Details are available
at 778-6648.

Parent group meets
A Parent Support Group will meet at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 12, at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City,
to hear about family time management. Family thera-
pist Shirley Romberger will lead the discussion. Details
are available at 778-1908.


Oops: Not Rev.
Burgess Ellis was mistakenly identified as
"the Rev. Ellis" in a story Dec. 5 in The Islander.
She clarified that she is a pastoral minister, not an
ordained minister.


Wed 70 years
Thomas and Evelyn Yatman are celebrating 70 years
of marriage. Winter residents of Holmes Beach for
44 years, they were married in their native New
Jersey Nov. 24, 1931; and called Bloomingdale, N.J.,
home all their lives. They have three surviving
daughters, including Priscilla Warren of Bradenton,
and 11 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and
seven great-great-grandchildren. They are members
of Island Baptist Church.

Christmas bird count
begins this weekend
The Manatee County Audubon Society's annual
Christmas bird count, in two phases, begins with the
mainland campaign Saturday, Dec. 15.
The second phase will be on Anna Maria Island,
Longboat Key and in Cortez Dec. 26. Both counts are
open to volunteers, society members or not.
Those wishing to participate in this Saturday's
check may call Sam Volpe at 795-6280 for an assign-
ment in one of about 10 areas the society has mapped
out in mainland Manatee County.
The counters will meet early in the morning at a
central place in each area and spread out from there,
said Steve Black, president of the organization.
For the islands' count the day after Christmas, the
volunteers will meet at 7 a.m. at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Three groups will be
formed to find as many birds as they can from Bean Point
on Anna Maria south to the Manatee-Sarasota county line
on Longboat Key, and in the Cortez area.
The count is scheduled from dawn to dusk, but
birds make themselves scarce from about 2 to 5 p.m.
so the count is interrupted for those hours, said Don
Benson, who is helping organize the event this year.
Those interested may call Benson at 722-2285 to
get an assignment, or just show up at the library at 7
a.m. Dec. 26, he said.
President Black explained that the Audubon soci-
ety and Cornell University cooperate in the annual na-
tional count, aimed at finding and analyzing trends in
bird populations and movement.
The count brings data on numbers of species, evi-
dent problems, health and other matters that indicate
bird conditions. Some species are declining rapidly,
Black said, and the count helps find why.


'Nutcracker Suite' scheduled at
library next week
A reading performance of the "Nutcracker Suite,"
accompanied by music and dancers, will be staged at
6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Monique Chauntay Fox of First Position Dance in
Sarasota will bring some of her students, 3 years old
and up, to provide the dance interpretation of this pre-
sentation designed for young and old alike.
The program is free and open to the public, said the
library, with seating on a first-come, first-served basis.
Details may be obtained at 778-6341.


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Artworks to be auctioned on 'Night of the Arts'


Artworks by Anna Maria Island artists and others
from the mainland will be auctioned at "A Night of the
Arts" theater party Tuesday, Dec. 18.
Another feature of the Red Cross fundraising
event will be hors d'oeuvres from the Island's Ooh
La La! European bistro, prepared by Chef/Owner
Damon Presswood.
The party will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the courtyard
of Bradenton City Hall, 101 Old Main St. in down-
town Bradenton. A cocktail reception and the Ooh
La La! menu will star there goose liver pate,
smoked salmon, crab meat bouchee, and brie,
applewood-smoked cheddar and other cheeses.
The art will be sold in silent auction at the recep-


tion, results to be announced during intermission in the
nearby Riverfront Theatre. Party-goers will walk from
the courtyard to the theater to see the Manatee Players'
"The 1940s Radio Hour."
Artists donating works to the event for Red Cross
benefit include Woody Candish, Linda Molto, Rob
Reiber, Rosemary and Todd Fleck, Shirley Rush Dean,
Chad Mize, Cheryl Moody, Joy Kindred, Autumn
DeFrank and Jo Ann Meilner.
Tickets at $75 per person may be arranged by
phoning 748-5875. Further information also may be
obtained there.
Sponsors said all funds raised at the party will stay
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suit me ..." and is devoted to "making up for the sobriety of our youth," said the queen mother, Whanda
Stengel. She said that after that meeting, she got calls from 25 other women who want to join.


Obituaries


Twylah Reid Bloom
Twylah Reid Bloom, 78, of Bradenton Beach and
Minneapolis, died Dec. 4.
Born in Waseca, Minn., Mrs. Bloom came to
Manatee County from Minneapolis in 1970. She was
a homemaker. She attended Roser Memorial Commu-
nity Church, Anna Maria City.
Memorial services were private. Burial will be in
Skyway Memorial Gardens, Palmetto. Memorial con-
tributions may be made to the Bishop Animal Shelter,
SPCA of Manatee County, 5718 21st Ave. W.,
Bradenton FL 34209. Griffith-Cline Funeral Homes,
Island Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by daughters Roxanne Reid of
Holmes Beach and Gwen Reid of Bradenton; sisters
Melva Vasileff and Ethel Olson, both of Minneapolis;
brother Ed Shelby of North Home, Minn.; four grand-
children; and eight great-grandchildren.


William P. 'Bill' Mayfield
William Phillip "Bill" Mayfield, 75, of Bradenton
Beach and Toledo, died Aug. 21.
Mr. Mayfield was an employee of Tiedtke's, Frank
Cartage Co., and Becker Impressions. He was a mem-
ber of the Teamsters Union. He was a veteran of the
U.S. Navy, serving in the Pacific during World War II.
He was a musician.
He is survived by wife Gloria; sons William Jr.,
Gerald, John and Mark of Toledo, and David of St.
George, Utah; daughters Sherry Kachmarik of
Swanton, Ohio, Jill Siebert of Toledo, and Carolyn
Hoyt of Woodville, Ohio; stepsons Jack Milks of
Sebastopal, Calif., and Jerry Milks of Erie, Mich.; step-
daughters Janet Milks of Bradenton and Julie Martin of
Petersburg, Mich.; and many grandchildren, step-
grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-
stepgrandchildren.
Margaret C. Menges
Margaret C. Menges, 103, of Cincinnati, Ohio,
died Dec. 6.
Born in Cincinnati, Mrs. Menges was a home-
maker.


Services were Dec. 10 in Cincinnati. Memorial
contributions may be made to St. Martin Adopt-A-Stu-
dent Fund, 3729 Harding Ave., Cincinnati Ohio 45211.
She is survived by daughters Patricia Geyer of
Holmes Beach and Margie Zentmeyer of Cincinnati;
sons George of Cincinnati, Eugene of Dallas, Penn.,
and Carl Klein of Brentwood, Tenn.; 23 grandchildren;
and 19 great-grandchildren.

Michael Slay
Michael Slay, 45, of Holmes Beach, died Dec. 4.
Born in Waltham, Mass., Mr. Slay came to Mana-
tee County from Highpoint, N.C., in 1990. He was an
avid shell collector and loved to cook and fish. He was
Episcopalian.
Services were Dec. 8. Memorial contributions may
be made to Save the Manatee Club, 500 N. Maitland
Ave., Maitland FL 32751. Griffith-Cline Funeral
Home, Island Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Denise; daughters Alicia
Gonzales and Amber Hagen, both of Bradenton; and
parents Richard and Virginia Slay of Melborne.

John Alden Whitney
John Alden Whitney, 59, of Denver, Colo., and
formerly Longboat Key, died Nov. 21.
A Longboat Key pioneer, Mr. Whitney was born
in Sarasota and raised on Longbeach, at then north end
of Longboat Key, at Whitney Beach Resort, which was
founded by his parents, Gordon and Lora Whitney, in
1935. He was a graduate of Denison University in
Granville, Ohio, and he received an MBA at Columbia
University in New York. He was a real estate devel-
oper, developing properties in Chicago, Denver and
San Diego.
Memorial services will be held in January off the
shores of Whitney Beach. Memorial contributions may
be made to the Longboat Key Historical Society, P.O.
Box 44, Longboat Key FL 34228.
He is survived by wife Elizabeth; son Edward of
Denver; daughters Brooks Whitney Phillips of Key
West and Amanda Whitney of Minneapolis, Minn.;
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Wednesday, Dec. 12
12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Duplicate Bridge Group meet-
ing at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-3390.
6 to 7:30p.m. Parent Support Group Meeting, time
management discussion at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Information: 778-1908.
8 p.m. Manatee Players present "1940s Radio
Hour" at the Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St.,
Bradenton. Information: box office, 748-5875.

Thursday, Dec. 13
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. 14
7 p.m. Palma Sola Baptist Church presents "A
Christmas to Remember" at the Island Baptist


Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information:
778-0719.
8p.m. Manatee Players present "1940s Radio Hour"
at the Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton.
Information: box office, 748-5875.

Saturday, Dec. 15
early morning Manatee County Audubon Society's
Christmas bird count, mainland campaign. Time and
location assignment: Sam Volpe, 795-6280.
10 a.m. to noon Helen DeForge demonstrates por-
celain painting and Reda Reynolds demonstrates hand-
built pottery at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 747-2938.
10:30 a.m. Anna Maria City Pier Regulars Holiday
party at the Anna Maria City Pier. Information: 778-
7062.
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Family Fun Festival at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.
7 p.m. Roser Memorial Community Church
Bethlehem Walk around Pine and Spring avenues in
Anna Maria. Information: 778-2658.
8p.m. -- Manatee Players present "1940s Radio Hour"
at the Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton.
Information: box office, 748-5875.


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2 p.m. Anna Maria Island Community Orchestra &
Chorus present Handel's "Messiah" at the Island Bap-
tist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Informa-
tion: 778-5730. Donation suggested.
2 p.m. Manatee Players present "1940s Radio Hour"
at the Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton.
Information: box office, 748-5875.

Tuesday, Dec. 18
10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Lawton Chiles Christmas for
Kids Party at the Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-1696.
6:30 p.m. American Red Cross theater benefit "A
Night of the Arts" at the Bradenton City Hall Court-
yard, 101 Old Main St., Bradenton. Information:
792-8686. Fee applies.
8p.m. Manatee Players present "1940s Radio Hour"
at the Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton.
Information: box office, 748-5875.

Wednesday, Dec. 19
12:30 p.m. Men's Barbershop Quartet Christmas
Program at the Roser Memorial Community Church,
512 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria City. Information: 778-
2658.
6:30 p.m. First Position Dance Studio performs to
a reading of the "Nutcracker Suite" at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
tion: 778-6341.
8p.m. Manatee Players present "1940s Radio Hour"
at the Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton.
Information: box office, 748-5875.

Coming up:
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Island Community Center Dec. 21.
* Candlelight Service at Longboat Island Chapel Dec.
24.
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bird count on Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key and in
Cortez Dec. 26.


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THE ISLANDER 0 DEC. 12, 2001 0 PAGE 13-A

Bridge Street area property swap finally OK'd


It took more than four years and three city admin-
istrations for the Bradenton Beach-Bridge Tender Inn
property transfer to take place.
City officials and Dr. Fred Bartizal, principal with
the Bridge Tender Inn at the comer of Bridge Street and
bay Drive South, finally signed an agreement last week
which sets forth who owns what property along Anna
Maria Sound in that part of the city.
The story starts in the early 1990s when the city
built a boardwalk and clock tower on property at the
foot of Bridge Street leading to the Bradenton Beach


The Island Kitchen deli/restaurant at 412 Pine Ave.
in Anna Maria closed its doors last weekend.
According to a staff member at Island Marine, the
operators of Island Kitchen apparently removed all
their items on Sunday night prior to the marina open-
ing Dec. 10. The restaurant had leased the space from
Island Marine for five years and the current owner has
been in operation only about one year and three
months, Island Marine owner Rudy Kratz said.
The Island Kitchen was operated by Alan Porter
and was famous for its "Luigi" figure, a larger-than-life
Italian chef on the sidewalk. "Luigi" was safely inside
behind locked doors on Monday.
Kratz said it appeared the operators were filing for
bankruptcy as Porter faxed him the telephone number of his
bankruptcy attorney Monday morning.


City Pier. The matter became an issue when Bartizal
built a dock just south of the boardwalk.
The city said Bartizal's dock was not legally con-
structed.
Bartizal said the city's boardwalk and part of the
clock tower were on his property.
Surveys were inconclusive and, in lieu of taking the
matter to court, a settlement was eventually reached.
Bartizal has given the city the property around the
boardwalk and clock tower, plus the northernmost of
the three existing bayfront docks. The city has given


Efforts to reach Porter for comment were unsuc-
cessful and the telephone for Island Kitchen has been
disconnected.
Porter is the son of former Island restaurant operator
Ed Porter, who in the late 1980s built up a chain of Fast
Eddie's restaurants, which once numbered seven includ-
ing the 500-seat "Fast Eddie's Place" at Pine and Bay
Boulevard South in Anna Maria (now Bayview Plaza).
His Island operation closed up the week before
Christmas in 1992 with no notice to its staff and Por-
ter disappeared from the area..
His restaurant and the lease to operate the Anna
Maria City Pier were later taken over by his investors.
"Fast Eddie" Porter pleaded guilty to 10 counts of
theft of state funds in 1997 and was sentenced to 15 years
probation and ordered to repay $430,582 to the state.


Bartizal the southernmost dock and some adjoining
property.
The current four parking spaces in the boardwalk
area will not be changed by the city under the agree-
ment, and the southernmost property will only be used
for Bridge Tender parking.
As to the docks, the northernmost dock will be
used as a public structure. Any use Bartizal wishes for
the southernmost dock must receive city approval.
City commissioners voted unanimously to approve
the property transfer.


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Anna Maria
No reports available.

Bradenton Beach
Nov. 29, 200 block of First Street North, domes-
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that got physical with his adult son. The father chose
not to press charges.

Holmes Beach
Dec. 4, 200 block of 82nd Street, battery. Accord-
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Newsinbrief


Application to sell cars
in Holmes Beach revised
Donald Belmont has revised his applicatioiftb opp
erate an auto sales office at 3014 Avenue Clii Holmes
Beach following concerns raised by residents in the
area at a recent meeting.
Belmont buys cars in Florida and ships them to
Missouri, where he has a dealer's license, for resale.
Now that he has relocated, Belmont wants to be a li-
censed Florida dealer and run his business from the
office on Avenue C.
Although Belmont told the commission that his
business was strictly operated over the phone and by
computer, his written application did not specify his
methods of operation. Therefore, the commission re-
quested he explain his business more fully.
Belmont has followed through with the
commission's request and has put into writing that his
business will be a phone-computer operation.
Belmont's application now states that all transac-
tions will be off-site at local dealer auto auctions, that
no vehicles will be displayed for sale and no custom-
ers will visit his office in Holmes Beach..
In addition, Belmont clarified that no repairs will
be performed on vehicles at his Avenue C location.
The revised application will be submitted to the
commission for review and approval at a future com-
mission meeting.
Fire safety tips for a
happy holiday season
The West Manatee Fire & Rescue District offers
the following holiday safety tips to prevent festivities
from going up in smoke.
Candles may be a popular holiday light but care
should be taken when burning them. Be sure candles
are kept away from decorations or other combustible
materials and don't leave candles unattended. Also,
candles shouldn't be used to decorate Christmas trees.
When choosing your Christmas tree, choose afresh
tree and secure it in a sturdy stand. Place the tree away
from heat sources and exits. Also be sure to water it
daily to keep it from drying out.
If purchasing an artificial tree, be sure it is labeled
fire retardant.
Don't forget to have your chimney inspected and
cleaned by a professional at the start of the heating sea-
son. Islanders are reminded to only burn wood and not
paper or pine boughs, which can float out the chimney


and ignite a neighbor's home.
One last decorating note, if you hang your stockings
on your fireplace, please don't use the fireplace for fires.
For additional fire safety education information
contact Capt. Kurt Lathrop or Capt. Ernie Cave at 741-
3995.
Anna Maria wants to change
trolley stops, signs
Anna Maria City members of the Manatee Trolley
Marketing Committee voted yesterday to recommend
to the city commission that only 11 stop locations in the
city limits for the trolley be approved. The Manatee
County Area Transit has told the city it must have 18
stops.
In addition, the committee is recommending to the
city commission that it not approve the MCAT trolley
sign with manatee logo, but instead approve either no
trolley sign at each stop, or a smaller sign.
The recommendations came after Anna Maria City
Commissioner Linda Cramer, who sits on the market-
ing committee, said she had received information from
the Florida Department of Transportation in Bartow
that the city does have some control over trolley stop
locations and the associated signs.
MCAT marketing manager Susan Hancock has
told the committee that the county commission has al-
ready approved the logo and sign for the trolley, along
with the trolley stop locations in conjunction with the
funding grant.

Island official invites officials to
hear management expert
Holmes Beach City Commissioner Don Maloney
wants other Island elected officials to visit his city's com-
mission meeting Dec. 18 to hear an expert address a more
efficient way to run city government.
A city manager-commission form of government will
be the focus of a presentation by Range Rider member
Richard G. Simmons.
Range Riders is a group of retired city and county
managers sponsored by the Florida City and County Man-
agement Association. Members offer cities information on
how professional management can help handle relations
among commissioners, selection of department managers,
charter questions, financial and budgetary concerns and
questions of professional ethics.
Simmons is also a life member of the International
City/County Management Association.
Also at the invitation of Maloney, Simmons discussed


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the subject at a Barrier Island Elected Officials meeting in
May, but the issue and the invitation are renewed
by charter review meetings in Holmes Beach and Anna
Maria.
A charter change, which would inevitably come be-
fore the voters before becoming effective, would be re-
quired to change the present form of government in the
Island cities.
According to Simmons, a good manager should earn
the equivalent of his salary in grant money for the city. "If
he can't, then he isn't worth his salary!"
Longboat Key is one of the cities currently using the
commission-manager form of government. Town Mayor
Ken Legler said that although the town pays an approxi-
mate salary of $100,000, he. thinks the city gets its
money's worth.

Chamber wants support for
beach renourishment, trolley
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce is
asking business owners in Anna Maria who support
beach renourishment to attend the Dec. 13 Anna Maria
city commission meeting to express their views to city
commissioners. The chamber also asked those who are
in favor of the trolley to attend an earlier meeting of the
Trolley Marketing Committee.
In a letter dated Nov. 29, AMI Chamber president
Alan Galletto said both of these projects "will affect the
future viability of your business, either positively or
negatively."
"If you feel that these subjects are important to the
future of your business, we encourage you to attend
these meetings and inform the city commissioners of
your views so that your future viability is not controlled
by a small, highly vocal group that are against these
two projects."
At the Dec. 13 Anna Maria city commission meet-
ing, commissioners will have the second reading and
vote on two ordinances that Manatee County and.the
contractor need for the beach renourishment project in
that city to proceed. '

Fire district engineers
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Six engineers at West Manatee Fire & Rescue were
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Literary shoppers
Students armed with clipboards at Anna Maria Elementary School are compiling their holiday wish list at the
book fair. Among the selections available are J.R.R. Tolken's "The Hobbit, "Day Pilkey's "Adventures of
Captain Underpants" series, Barbara Park's Junie B. Jones books and a variety of educational biographies.
A portion of the proceeds benefits the Island school.


Books are magic
The Anna Maria Elementary School book fair's
theme was "Books Are Magic." Shoppers found
items including Harry Potter books and merchan-
dise, holiday books, reference materials, activity
books, note cards and journals. Islander Photos:
Diana Bogan


International holiday pine
Nick Tankersley decorates a pine cone Christmas tree as part of his
class International Day celebration. All three second-grade classes at
Anna Maria Elementary School rotated between activities that included
making tacos and discovering international holiday traditions online via
laptop computers.


Holiday pifiata
Island second-grader Sarah Falls prepares for her match against the Mexican pihiata
during the International Day celebration.


Off to dinner
Traveling over the river and through the woods these third-graders are
off to celebrate Thanksgiving in the Anna Maria Elementary School's
production of "The First Thanksgiving. Students performed the musi-
cal for the student body and again at this month's Parent-Teacher
Organization meeting.


Amazing states
Students in Joyce Ellis' fifth-grade class researched interesting ficts about several states in
the United States. For example, the Washington Monument is a darker shade of stone on
top than on the bottom because builders ran out of the lighter shade of stone during
construction. And, the state flag of Oregon has two different sides. One side has a beaver
and the other side bears the state name. Andrew Fortenberry, Marley Auerbach and
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PAGE 16-A U DEC. 12, 2001 U THE ISLANDER

Jimi Gee expands music class at Island Middle School


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Professional musician Jimi "Gee" Gaccione is ig-
niting a spark of professional musicianship in students
at the Island Middle School with his expanded music
education program.
Gaccione joined the staff at IMS in October to lead
the student band program. When he began, the band
program consisted of a beginning and advanced instru-
mental group, which played traditional band music.
Gaccione is making the music selection more in-
teresting and more comprehensive by adding music
that isn't traditionally played by school groups, such as
jazz, swing and country music.
He has also expanded the music program to allow
students to learn guitar, keyboard and chorus.
"The kids are great," said Gaccione, "especially
now that we've gotten off the 'baby music' and begun
learning techniques for putting songs together. It's re-
ally fun, especially when the kids play and everything
comes together. They get so excited."
The IMS chorus has recently been coming together
to perform at several Island functions, giving the stu-
dents a taste of having a professional "gig," or perfor-
mance date.
"I want them to know how to act on stage and be
professional," said Gaccione. "That's what I can give
them with my 35 years of professional experience."


The group's next gig will be at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center's Family Fun Festival Dec. 15.
In addition to broadening the scope of the music,
Gaccione is also broadening the educational program
by introducing a "special guest day" in which profes-
sional musicians speak to students about their craft.


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Islander
Photo: Diana
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Some guests have included saxophone player Danny
Fucazalo and rhythm and blues musician Gwen Folks.
In the new year, Gaccione would like the band to
compete in an all-state, all-county competition. He
would also like students to put on a variety show of
music, dancing and singing.


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Anna Maria Elementary
School menu
Monday, Dec. 17
Breakfast: Cinnamon Toast, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets with Roll or Junior Cuban
Sandwich, Tater Tots, Fresh Fruit
Tuesday, Dec. 18
Breakfast: Waffle with Syrup, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Beef-a-Roni with Roll or Breaded Chicken
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Wednesday, Dec. 19
Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Cheeseburger or Tuna Sandwich, Sweet
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Thursday, Dec. 20
Breakfast: Breakfast Muffin, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Manager's Choice
Friday, Dec. 21
Breakfast: Pancake on a Stick with Syrup, Yogurt,
Cereal
Lunch: Manager's Choice
Juice and milk are served with every meal.


Island Middle School menu
Monday, Dec. 17
Lunch: Breaded Beef Patty on a Bun or Grilled
Cheese Sandwich with Tomato Soup, Chef Salad
with Dressing, Mixed Vegetables, Fruit
Tuesday, Dec. 18
Lunch: Cheese Pizza or Fish Sandwich with Chips,
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Science class gets fishy field trip at Mote Marine


Island Middle School science students got a heavy
dose of fish last Friday, but it had nothing to do with lunch.
The students from Mrs. Jenifer Catlin's science
classes took a field trip to Sarasota's Mote Marine
Laboratory where they got some "hands on" experience
in observing Florida's extensive fish, marine mammal
and aquatic populations.
Mote Marine education specialist Brie Willett gave
the class a first-hand account of Florida's infamous
"red tide" and its causes, along with a discussion of
how algae affects fish and marine mammals in
Florida's fresh and salt waters. She also spoke of the
continuing research at Mote into viruses and diseases
that affect or kill fish. In addition, students looked
through a microscope at some of the organisms that
cause red tide.
Students also saw a 20-minute film on fish and
sharks, which was one of the most interesting parts of
the day, according to some. Looking at actual live bull
and nurse sharks in an aquarium was also "pretty cool,"
said students Teddy Carlsen and Hance Souders.
There was an interactive tour of the fish and ma-
rine life exhibits complete with lectures and advice on
what fish are endangered and how to protect them. The
aquarium full of live sharks, barracuda, grouper, snap-
per and sardines was a popular attraction for the class.
A number of students were surprised to learn that
sharks are becoming an endangered species as they are
caught and killed by many people in Florida just for
sport. In reality, said Willett, sharks are an integral part
of the. saltwater environment and ecosystem.
In the afternoon, students toured the marine mam-
mal exhibit, where they learned about manatees [an
endangered species], dolphins and whales in Florida
waters. .
The trip, which was organized by Mrs. Catlin, was
a success according to many of the students.
"I learned about moray eels how they can grab
onto your hand and don't let go," said C.J.
Wickersham. "It was a pretty cool day."
"It was definitely cool," said Carlsen. "We got a
break from school, but we learned something."


Island Middle School science students inspect the giant squid display at Mote Marine on their field trip there
on Dec. 7. Islander staff photo.


That was a sentiment echoed by students Joey
Webb, Virginia Miller and James Dietz.
As most of the students are from the Island, many
of them have grown up learning about the marine en-
vironment, so they knew and recognized many of the
fish and marine mammals they saw.
"This was a chance for the students to see how fish
and mammals are important in Florida and to see how
they live," said Catlin. Students also learned about the
ongoing research into red tide, algae and other biologi-
cal factors affecting fish and mammals in Florida.


"I think the students all learned something today
about saving the environment they will live in and how
people are already working to save the marine environ-
ment," she said.
Once back in class, students were to be tested on
what they had learned during the trip.
Also on the trip were a number of parent chaper-
ones, including Ella Wickersham. Teacher chaperones
were Jimmy G., Janet Toy and coach Ron Henkle.
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Holiday happenings


'Messiah' performance
Sunday on Island
The Christmas portion of Handel's "Messiah"
and the "Hallelujah Chorus" will be performed by
the Anna Maria Island Community Orchestra &
Chorus Sunday, Dec. 16.
The annual presentation will be at 2 p.m. at the
Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria
City.
Maestro Alfred Gershfeld, artistic director, will
conduct. James Forssell is chorus master. Soloists will
be Rebecca Hill, soprano; Martha DiPalma, alto; Wil-
liam Kelly, tenor; and Jay Kimpel, bass.
Gershfeld said Handel wrote his "Messiah"
when he was in serious financial trouble, and had
received a commission to produce benefit concerts
in Dublin. While there, he got a letter from a friend
containing a compilation of Old and New Testament
scripture passages.
He was "so moved that he put the words into ora-
torio form and completed 'Messiah' in less than 23
days," the director said. "It was a hit and is performed
during Christmas and Easter seasons by choruses
throughout the world."
Admission is free to the Island presentation, with
a $10 donation suggested. Seating is on a first-come
basis. Further information may be obtained at 778-
5730.


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evening at Roser Church
The Bethlehem Walk that has become a popular
tradition at Roser Memorial Community Church will
be Saturday evening, Dec. 15.
It will begin at 7 p.m., call at four "inns" looking
for a bed for the night for Mary and Joseph, make its
own music, and end up at the Christ child's manger for
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and Anne Simmons, and Barbara Vedder of Anna Maria. Islander Photo: J.L. Robertson


Those making the annual trek in Anna Maria City
may pick out costumes at the church or make their own,
said Molly Parks, who once again is organizing the
walk. The costumes of "year zero" have been saved
through the years and more come in every December
to be used and then stored with the rest.
Children and adults will gather at the narthex at the
west end of the church, 512 Pine Ave. There they will
get together with a bunch of animals that will accom-
pany them, and stroll together the block around the
church to four homes whose owners have volunteered
them as "inns."
The animals are trucked in for the event every year by
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The walk is patterned on the search for shelter by
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depicting Christ's birth. There will be Christmas car-
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each "inn."
The manger will be at a home across the street from
the church near the mission area, Parks said, and there
the Rev. Gary Batey will read Scriptures.
The walk will be followed by cocoa, cookies and
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Basketball season under way at Center


Basketball season is up and running at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center. Games are played on
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings and all
day Saturdays. There's some great action going on so
get over to the Center and catch a game or two. For
more information, call the center at 778-1908.

Premier League (age 14-16):
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IMG broke a lot of glass and ripped out the screens
during its 68-37 rubbing of Anna Maria Glass &
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IMG's victory was so complete that a player with
no name scored four points. Yoder paced IMG with 18
points, while Shelton and Lawry added 11 and 10


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points respectively. Orea scored all six of his points in
the fourth quarter and Tucker chipped in with five
points. Graffe chipped in with three points, while
Garcia and Lehkal finished with two points each.
B.J. Keim led Anna Maria Glass & Screen with 10
points, while teammate Will Langston added seven.
Daniel VanAndel finished with six points from his cen-
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scored five points. Ted Carlson completed the scoring for
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IMG got 14 points apiece from Yoder, Graffe and
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Orra added 13 points for IMG, which also got eight
points from Garcia, six from Shelton and two points out
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and Mikey Schweitzer to complete the victory.
Kevin Kim paced Jessie's with 15 points, while
Steve Faasse added seven points. Brad Milks and Tan-
ner Pelkey completed the scoring for Jessie's with two
points each.

Island Discount Tackle 55,
Bryant's Recycled Treasures 29
Greg Lowman's 20 points led among three players
with double figure scoring efforts for Island Discount
Tackle on the way to a 55-29 victory over Bryant's
Recycled Treasures on Tuesday, Dec. 4:
Joey Mattay finished with 12 points and Spencer
Carper had 10 for the winners, which also got seven
points from Anthony Rosas. Matt McDonough added
four points, while Zach Schield scored two to complete
the scoring for Island Discount Tackle.
Mark Templeton scored 18 points to lead Bryant's,
who also got seven points from Chad Richardson and
four points from Evan Hunt.

Air & Energy 30, Galati Marine 21
Jeff Wehling scored 17 points to lead all scorers in
Air & Energy's nine-point victory over Galati Marine
on Wednesday, Dec. 5. Teammate Clay Orr added five
points for Air & Energy, which also got three points
apiece from Ryane Carden and Chad Ensley and two
points from Sarah White.
Sam Lott's nine points paced Galati Marine, which
also got five points each out of Pat Cole and Mike
Cramer. Steve Seaton completed the scoring with two
points for Galati Marine.

Island Discount Tackle 55, Galati Marine 32
Greg Lowman's 20 points led three Island Dis-
count Tackle players with double-figure scoring games
to help them to a 55-32 victory over Galati Marine.
Joey Mattay supported Lowman's scoring efforts
with 12 points while Spencer Carper added 10 points.
Anthony Rosas added seven points while Matt
McDonough scored four, and Zach Schield had two.
Sam Lott with 15 points and Michael Cramer with
six points paced Galati who also got five points from
Steve Seaton. Phelps Tracy added four points and Pat
Cole scored two to complete the scoring.

Bryant's Recycled Treasures 52,
Jessie's Island Store 51
Mark Templeton's 30 points led Bryant's Recycled
Treasures past Jessie's Island Store by one point on
Saturday, Dec. 8. Templeton was supported by team-
mate Steven Faillace, who scored 13 points, and Jobe
Smith, who finished with seven points. Evan Hunt


added two points to the victory for Bryant's.
Michael Wallen -just back in action from a bro-
ken hand led Jessie's with 24 points, while center
Steve Faasse added 12. Kevin Kirn chipped in with
seven points, while Brad Milks and Jordan Pritchard
finished with five and three points respectively.

Division II (age. 10-11):
Marco Polo 32, Island Spirits 10
Marco Polo rode a balanced scoring attack to race
past the Spirits by 22 points on Monday, Dec. 3.
Jake Orr led the way with 10 points followed by
Dylan Mullen's eight points. Justin Anton and Eddie
Shaw chipped in with six points apiece, while Danielle
Mullen added two points to the victory.
Island Spirits were led by Jordan Graeff's six
points and Tyler Fitzgerald's four points.

Sign of the Mermaid 22, Acute Care Team 12
Tyler Schneerer scored six of his team-high eight
points in the second quarter to help Sign of the Mermaid
overcome a 3-0 first-quarter deficit on the way to a 22-12
victory over Acute Care Team on Tuesday, Dec. 4.
Jarrod McKenzie shared top-scoring honors with
Schneerer at eight points. Ian Douglas scored four, and
Catie Carden added two points to the victory.
Celia Ware's seven points paced the Acute Care
Team, which also got three points from Jake Wood and
two points from Jarrott Nelson.

Island Spirits 19, A-Paradise Realty 8
Broderick West exploded for seven fourth-quarter
points to turn a two-point lead into an 11 -point victory
on Wednesday, Dec. 5. West finished with 13 points to
lead all scorers, while teammates Jordan Graeff and
Tyler Fitzgerald finished with four and two points re-
spectively.
Kyle Victor paced A-Paradise Realty with four
points, while C.J. Wickersham and Charlie Woodson
scored two points each to complete the scoring.

A-Paradise Realty 17, Acute Care Team 14
Charlie Woodson scored six points and Lauren
Barth added four to lead A-Paradise Realty to a three-
point victory over Accute Care on Saturday, Dec. 8.
A-Paradise also got three points from Kyle Victor,
and two points apiece from Ian Beck and C.J.
Wickersham.
Celia Ware led Acute Care with six points, while
Zach Meshes and Scottie Steenstra each added four points.

Sign of the Mermaid 20, Marco Polo 13
Sign of the Mermaid rode a balanced scoring attack
to record a seven-point victory over Marco Polo on
Saturday, Dec. 8.
Jarrod McKenzie led the way with eight points,
while Clay Barlow and Ian Douglas each scored four


THE ISLANDER 0 DEC. 12, 2001 E PAGE 21-A
points. Joseph Karasiewicz and Tyler Schneerer com-
pleted the scoring with two points apiece.
John Orr led Marco Polo with six points, followed
by Justin Anton's three points and two points each
from Danielle and Dylan Mullen.

Division III (age 8-9):
LPAC 14, Duncan Real Estate 4
Justin Dearlove scored a game-high six points to
lead LPAC to a 10-point victory over Duncan Real
Estate on Tuesday, Dec. 4, in Division III action at the
Center. Brooke Fitzgerald and Forrest Schield com-
pleted the scoring for LPAC with four points each.
Ariana Castle and Garrett Secor each scored two
points for Duncan Real Estate.

LPAC 14, Island Survey & Map 6
Justin Dearlove scored a game-high eight points
to lead LPAC to its second win on the season Satur-
day, Dec. 8. Brooke Fitzgerald, Forrest Schield and
Daniel Janisch contributed to the victory with two
points each.
Nash Thompson led Island Survey with four
points, while Chris Callahan added two points.

Duncan Real Estate 13,
Danziger Allergy & Sinus 6
Garrett Secor scored five points to lead Duncan
Real Estate to a seven-point victory over Danziger
Allergy and Sinus on Saturday, Dec. 8. Secor was sup-
ported by teammates Kyle Sewall and Blake Wilson,
who scored four points each.
Danziger was led by Tommy Price, Gabe Saulter,
and Ashley Waring who scored two points apiece.

Center basketball schedule
Premiere League, age 14-16
Date Time Teams
Dec. 12 8 p.m. Oyster Bar vs. Glass & Screen


Division
Date
Dec. 12
Dec. 14
ergy
Division
Date
Dec. 14


I, age 12-13
Time Teams
7 p.m. Galati vs. Jessie's
8 p.m. Island Discount Tackle vs. Air & En-

II, age 10-11
Time Teams
7 p.m. Acute Care Team vs. Island Spirits


Division III, age 8-9
Date Time Teams
Dec. 12 6 p.m. Danziger vs. Larry Pearson
Dec. 14 6 p.m. Danziger vs. Island Surveying & Map

Instructional League, age 5-7
Clinics and practice for December; games start Jan.
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'It' is here; full circle on books; dogs are weird


We waited months for It, and it's only that? -
"It" is a gyroscopic-stabilized electric scooter,
hyped by inventor Dean Kamen as the next great leap
in human transportation. The contraption looks like one
of those razor-wheel scooters every kid on the Island
seemed to have gotten for Christmas last year, then
tired of by New Year's Day combined with an old
push mower.
With a price between $3,000 and $8,500 heck,
I've bought new cars for that the Segway Human
Transporter electric scooter will go about 15 miles on
one charge.
The scooter will get its first trial by cops in Bos-
ton and Manchester, N.H., during New Year's Eve fes-
tivities.
Kamen may have found another market, too: the
postal service. Letter carriers in Tampa and Ft. Myers
will be giving them a trial early next year to see how
they work in lieu of walking or bicycling.
The scooter may be a hit in the delivery of mail, at
least in places like the Island or for concentrated resi-
dential routes. Mail delivery in Bradenton Beach used
to be done via bike years ago, and was an efficient,
effective way to get the letters to the people. In fact,
when the bike service gave way to a truck, it actually
took longer to cover the route.
The market for scooter sales to regular folks who
just want to get around may be limited. As one critic
put it, "Is this something 50-year-old guys who weigh
250 pounds are going to be riding? Probably not."
It does look like fun, though.

Bob's book comes full circle
A buddy and I were lamenting the books we'd had
and given away the other day. I had two that readily
came to mind: Hunter S. Thompson's "Fear and Loath-
ing in Las Vegas," which I at one time had 10 first-
edition hard-back copies of, picked up on sale for $1
each, that made such great presents that I don't have
any left. Too bad, too, since I would guess they're
worth about $100 apiece today.
Bob had about the same tale for "Up For Grabs,"
a story about the development of Florida pre- and post-
Disney by John Rothchild. It's a not-very-nice story of
the likes of Collier, Flagler and the other early devel-
opers who thought of wetlands as opportunities for new
tract homes. He went through a dozen of the books
before finding he couldn't find them anymore and
didn't keep one for himself.
We are dumb, we agreed.
A couple days later I stopped in a used bookstore
in south Sarasota, a place pretty far off my usual stomp-
ing grounds. I grazed through the Florida section and
saw a copy of "Up For Grabs." Great!, I thought, it's
been years since I've read this, and I'll give it to Bob
for Christmas when I'm done.
I opened it up to see what they wanted for it and
found, under the $7.95 price tag, a signature Bob
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It was too good a story to keep, so I told Bob and
we laughed like hyenas until he turned quiet. "Jeez,
who would have taken one of my books and sold it?"
he pondered.
Perhaps a developer? Or perhaps an environmen-
talist who didn't like being reminded that his or her
tract house was once a thriving wetland?
By the way, I like this quote from Rothchild's
book:
"Up North, the flora and fauna are more beloved
than the weather; in Florida, it is the opposite. Most
Floridians have no affection for cypress bogs or man-
grove trees, and in the postcard racks, the alligator is
a buffoon, biting. the behinds of unwary tourists. In our
map of the territory, there is the glorious sun above us
and the wonderful beaches in front of us, and the
swamps behind us. Our vision is outward, away from
the Florida heartland. The Florida interior, and all the


Worth the trip
Adaline Barnett lives in Port Charlotte, but came
to Anna Maria Island to get stone crabs fresh off
the boat. She visited son and daughter-in-law
Keith and Rebecca Barnett of Anna Maria, who
procured the delectable crustaceans from local
crabber Tom Garbacz. Stone crab season is in
high gear and will continue until May 15.


attackers it produces, is a source of mystery, and looked
on with the same suspicion that once caused it all to be
dismissed as swamp and overflowed."

... and friends return, too
I spent the weekend dogsitting two retired racing
greyhounds and the Doberman who lets me feed her at
the greyhounds' home in the blue-eyed south side of
Sarasota. Greyhounds prove out my belief that dogs are
weird: you would expect large, trained-to-run dogs to
be frenetic critters. This pair are more like ghosts than
dogs, suddenly appearing at your side kinda like Scotty
had beamed them there.
What was fun was seeing and going to places that
are out of the usual. You know how you get into a rut,
going to the same places to shop, the same places to eat,
the same places to have-an adult beverage? For Island-
ers, a trek to the mainland is an excursion, planned and
mapped out well in advance. For me, a trip to the south
end of Sarasota is the same thing.
Apparently the bulk of Manatee County and
Sarasota decided to follow my chart for the trip. I ended
up seeing people I haven't seen in years in a 45-minute
shopping trip, grocery stores were packed with ac-
quaintances and even a stop for dinner at a tony restau-
rant produced a slew of folks I hadn't seen in forever.
So much for "getting away from it all."
Many years ago, a friend and I went to the Florida
Keys for an environmental conference. At the time she
was working for one environmental group, I another.
We figured to carpool and split expenses since, as is
always the case, eco-folk never have a huge budget
upon which to feed.
It wasn't all work, of course, and we ended up in
Key West for dinner. We were kidding each other
about who would run into someone we knew first, since
that's just the way things go.
We parked and started walking down Duval Street.
I suggested a beverage at a seedy looking bar, and we
went in and grabbed a table by the front window to
watch the freaks. "Hey, Paul!" the bartendress said as
she came up to take our order, "want a margarita?"
Of course it was an old friend who used to work at
the Wreck, later Key West Willy's, now the
BridgeWalk in Bradenton Beach. I won the bet with
my friend.
And of course you know that when I went into the
upscale south-side lounge over the weekend I ran into
my old friend Susan. Another of the weird things was
that I had been spotting Susan look-alikes for the past
week or so, and I guess it was inevitable I'd run into
her.
Small world, but a fun one.

Sandscript factoid
To wrap it up with dogs, here's a quote from
Rebecca Wells' b-ok "Little Alters Everywhere."
"Buggy, my Mama's mama, has got the meanest
little lapdog you ever laid eyes on. One of those puny-
butt poodles that's nothing but bone and fluff. And to
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THE ISLANDER 0 DEC. 12, 2001 M PAGE 23


Midsummer fishing in mid.December


By Capt. Mike Heistand
It's summer in December as far as fishing is con-
cerned. Warm water temperatures are keeping white-
bait schooling, just like mid-July.
Backwater catches of snook are good to excellent
right now as the water temperatures reach 76 degrees
at some spots. Redfish are also a good bet in the back-
water.
Offshore, grouper and snapper action is excellent.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said he's finding a
few cobia, plus some redfish and snook in the bays.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said it's
summer fishing in December. Backwater anglers are
finding lots of whitebait to catch snook, redfish and
catch-and-release trout. Offshore action includes excel-
lent grouper catches, although kingfish are moving far-
ther out in the Gulf.
Capt. Matt Bowers on the Outcast in Holmes
Beach said he's bringing in good catches of red and gag
grouper while fishing out in the Gulf.
Capt. Curt Morrison and Capt. Ryan Hackney
on the Neva-Miss said they brought in amberjack,
kingfish, some big gag grouper and lane, mangrove and
yellowtail snapper while fishing offshore last week.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
there is still lots of whitebait in Terra Ceia Bay, and
boat fishers are catching lots of redfish there. Black
drum are pretty thick around the docks in the Manatee
River, he said, and snook fishing is good at ntght in the
river.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business has been
spending most of his time offshore over the artificial
reefs, catching snapper, triggerfish, grunts and
flounder. In the bays, he's done well with snook and
redfish.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach said fishing has been unusual due to the
warm weather, although he's still getting good catches
of Spanish mackerel and reds.
Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
the warm weather has caused fishing to pick up a lot.
Snook and reds are hitting well, while offshore grou-
per and snapper are still the best bets. One downside of
the warmer water temperatures is sheepshead action,
which has slowed.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier, which reopened
last week, said pier anglers report good fishing. High-
lights include snook, redfish, drum and some legal-
sized cobia, plus sheepshead and permit.
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Good luck and good fishing.
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Call him at 779-9607 to provide a fishing report.
Pictures of your catch are also welcome and may be
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furnished unit at Sunbow Bay. Two bedrooms, bath and.
family room downstairs make this ideal for visiting
family and friends. Deck overlooks lagoon. Heated pool,
tennis, enclosed carport and availability of shopping,
restaurants and the beach add to your Island enjoyment..
Pat Thompson, eves 778-6439. IB77766.

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


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.

SALE SATURDAY DEC. 15, 8:30 am. Microwave,
household items. Many Christmas gifts. 725 Holly
Road, Anna Maria.

ESTATE SALE FRIDAY, Dec. 14, 9am-2pm. Sea run-
ner paddle boat, AMF mini fish, set of Noritake and
Mikasa, 1998 TV, two recliners, double bed, desk, lots
of tools, patio chairs, filing cabinets, bikes, golf clubs,
painting, books, stemware, shells, kitchenware and lots
of smalls. 625 Ivanhoe, Key Royale. Sale by Julie
McClure. E-mail: Julie1944@aol.com

HUGE SALE: Thursday and Friday, Dec. 13 and 14,
8am-noon. Furniture, antiques, lamps, fishing tackle,
collection of old model planes and ships. Too many
items to list! 4439 121st St. Ct. W., Cortez.

SALE SATURDAY DEC. 15, 9am-1pm. Dinette and
patio sets, trundle bed, chest, nice sofa, accessories
and kitchenwares. 7306 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.
Sale by Julie McClure. E-mail: Julie1944@aol.com



FOUND: BLUE JEAN shorts with jewelry in pockets.
52nd Street area. 792-7568



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





Marilyn Trevethan presents ...


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



1993 LINCOLN TOWN Car. Signature series, white/
blue leather, looks, runs like new. 84,000 miles, near
mint. Beautiful car, $6,800. 383-1668.



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.



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.

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

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

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


Resort-Style Living at
TOWN & COUNTRY
PERICO
FEATURING:
Spacious 1 & 2 BR Apartments
Attractive Island Location
Pool & Spa
Fitness Center
Lake or Nature Views
Optional Garages
Free Boat Parking*
Roman Tubs
Small Pets Welcome






A- P-* A -RTR"*T NT S
TOWN & COUNTRY PERICO

941-795-4899
HOURS: Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5
Directom From U.S. 41, travel west on Manatee
Avenue (S 64) and across Palma Sola Sousoewy
to Peco Island. Town & Country Pedco
wi be on The left.
www.tchome.com
Umited time offer certain restrictions apply.
Sire restrictions apply.


Presenting..... Two New Listings!
,-, JUST STEPS TO THE
,,,- BEACH from this up-
dated Island home west
of Gulf Drive near the
Beach Bistro! 3BR/2BA,
..with large, private
S.. screened lanai. Room for
a pool for taking dips af-
ter strolling on the beach! Turnkey furnished, at
$695,000. Call Sue at 779-0733.


MAGNIFICENT WATER
VIEWS from this beautifully
updated 2BR/2BA Perico
Bay Club unit! Brand new ce-
ramic tile throughout, all new
appliances, updated kitchen
and bathrooms. California
Closets in both bedrooms.
Beautifully decorated and
turnkey furnished, ready to
move in or make it your win-
ter getaway! Heated pool,
Jacuzzi and tennis courts!
$198,000. Call Sue at 779-
0733.


Please contact Sue Carlson,


779-0733, or 778-5354, or cell phone 720-2242


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212 75th St. Holmes Beach
Great location near the beach. Boat slip available.
Fireplace and much more. $285,000.


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10006 GULF DRIVE BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY An artist's
paradise in downtown Anna Maria across the street from city
hall and a stone's throw from the Sandbar restaurant. Two
huge (1,400 sq. ft.) work bays downstairs with a mighty
Gulfview upstairs (1,200 sq. ft.). Two full baths upstairs with
two one-half baths downstairs. Parks eight. Asking $500,000.
ADoug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, Fl 34216
Phone & Fax: (941) 778-1222
E-Mail: dougdowling@earthlink.net
www.dougdowling.com


Only steps to beach, this property includes 2BR/1BA,
great room design, attached garage with utility hookup
plus 1 BR/1 BA private unit with it's own garage. Ideal for
family with mother or teenager desiring their own space.
Almost 2,100 sq.ft. total with lots of potential and quiet
location. Asking $435,000 and owner's terms include
only 6% interest. Call today!
Call us for details on the above "near
Gulf" property and also for our
"direct Gulffront" listings.




MARIE LIC REAL ESTATE
FRANKLIN REALTY 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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FULL-TIME HOUSEKEEPER/childcare. Nice job for
pleasant, energetic, organized person to work in a large
and happy household; Must love children and have ex-
perience managing and cleaning a home. Should be
available for evening babysitting. Nonsmoker with
driver's license. Northwest Bradenton. References re-
quired. Please write to: PO Box 14522, Bradenton, FL
34209.

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


CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world? Are
you interested in learning the history of Anna Maria
Island? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.

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

FULL-TIME dining room help. Golf privileges. Key
Royale Club. Apply in person, or call 778-3055.


ESTATE GARDENER. Condo association at north
end of Longboat Key seeks experienced landscape
maintenance person for approximately 20 hours per
week. Duties include pruning, trimming, raking,
weeding, blowing, lawn maintenance, fertilization,
irrigation maintenance, pool maintenance and debris
removal. Gardening, equipment and truck required.
Contact Ma-Con Inc. 2198 Princeton St., Suite 20,
Sarasota FL 34237. Telephone, 366-8480. Refer-
ences required.


Across
1 Where clippers go
at a clip
8 Havana houses
13 Recently
19 Restricted fare
20 En (forward): Fr.
21 Not on the
up-and-up
22 The Flying Wallendas,
e.g.
23 Pizzeria order
25 Director Keshishian
26 Online giggle
28 Give the eye
29 Tolstoy heroine
30 Spooks
32 The toast of Champaign
33 A police car may
get one: Abbr.
36 Ali, the __of God
37 Preschoolers
38 Some are on wheels
43 River at Stratford, Conn.
45 "__a Grand Old Flag"
46 Puts .on a list
48 City near Lake Nasser
49 Retro style
51 Ques. response
53 Andrea __
54 Football Hall- of-Famer
Greasy
55 Open
58 Lots and lots
60 It's caught in a trap
64 Rod
66 Some jeans, informally
67 Slippery
68 Czech leader ousted in
the Velvet Revolution,
1989


1 t I f'V r


HEERS FOR UNCLE SAM
incy Nicholson / Edited by Will Shortz
69 Lord's Prayer start
70 Exploits
74 Hidden
76 In a steady onrush
82 Pilgrimage locale
84 1980's series, with "The"
86 Adjust, as laces
87 Hersey's fictional town
88 Popular street name
90 McCarthy-era hearings
grp.
93 Idyllic places
94 Isabella and Sofia
96 Bank
99 Cookie name
101 It may get a licking
102 Clothe
103 Russian city, site of heavy
W.W. II fighting
104 __-Cat
105 Game in which kings
are high
107 Post--
109 Part of the Bible: Abbr.
113 Like some Egyptian relics
114 Bryce Canyon locale
115 Bismarck, for one
119 Tragic Roman of
Shakespeare
122 Reason why
124 Blessings
125 Dirt
126 Glut
127 Steamship worker
128 Ward and namesakes
129 Farsighted one


Down
Dolphin family member
Beach item
To be abroad
Chips


5 March bigwig
6 Bind
7 Space rock
8 Checks out
9 Bogie's "Barefoot
Contessa" co-star
10 Town on San Francisco
Bay
11 "All God's Children Need
Traveling Shoes" writer
-12 Keen minds, metaphor
cally
13 Ancient
14 -Jo (1988 Olympics
star)
15 Yakutsk's river
16 Not fer
17 Noun suffix
18 Mount known locally as
Mongibello
21 "__ emergency ..."
24 Sprung
27 Start of a conclusion
31 Pioneering geneticist
33 Give (aid)
34 Enigma
35 Transport to a distant
neighborhood, say
39 Prefix with morph
40 Stimulation
41 Greene of "Bonanza"
42 Decline
44 Something spun
45 Over there
47 Disrespect
50 Off the team
52 Great__ River, through
Canterbury
56 Important campaign
57 Fine
59 Present
61 Dog problem
62 Caesar's "veni"
63 U.N. locale
65 Place for a sheet


68 Worked (up)
70 Between open and
closed
71 Gives up
72 Attribute
73 Stephen Foster girl
75 Blacksmiths' sounds
76 Mustangs' home: .
Abbr.
77 Small interstice
78 Monster slain by
Perseus
79 Particulars


80 Curtain fabric
81 Painting surface
83 Farm soil
85 Sounds of understand
ing
89 Decorative wall basin
91 "The game is "-
92 Le Mans and others
95 Prodigal
97 Star born Frederick
Austerlitz
98 Letter producer
100 Marsh gas constituent
106 Heels


107 Dreams
108 Kind of mouth
109 20's producers
110 Painter Mondrian
111 Not esto or eso
112 Noted acting brother
or sister
116 Bore
117 Duds
118 Very low ratings
120 Never, in Neuss
121 Actress Thurman
123 Treatment


STUMPED? No. 1202


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REALTORe
ONE OF THE KEY'S

NATURAL RESOURCES


KEY WEST-STYLE HOME IN ANNA MARIA
Anna Maria is the spectacular backdrop for this charming,
new Key West-style 4 bedroom home that is nestled on a
canal just 1 1/2 blocks from a white sandy beach. Picture this
- warm summer breezes, lush Florida fauna; a beautiful
yellow exterior with bright white trim, 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


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3100 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach
Impeccably designed townhouse condos with Gulf views.
Personal terraces overlooking a lush, tropical courtyard.
Heated pool.
Individual garages with ample storage.
Individual whirlpool tubs in each unit.
All the amenities you would expect in an upscale community.
* Limited units starting at the discounted pre-completion price of $335,000.


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VACATION
PROPERTIES, LL..
SALES AND RENTALS
3001 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
941.778.6849 1.800.778.9599
www.islandvacationproperties.com
rentals@islandvacationproperties.com


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PART-TIME office and housekeeping at small Island
resort. Also, needed: part-time maintenance man.
778-7153.

NEED A SITTER: Mostly evenings, three to four
days per week. Transportation preferred, looking for
caring individual to pick-up, feed, and read stories to
kids before bed. Please call 387-7825.



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



ESTABLISHED VACATION property rental busi-
ness. For information, 778-1168.



MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, patio gar-
dens, trimming, clean-up, edgings, more. Hard-
working and responsible. Excellent references. Ed-
ward 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!

COMPUTER TRAINING: Microsoft-certified
systems engineer available to assist with in-home
computer training. Basic to advanced training for
software, Internet, e-mail, digital photography.
Installing software programs, hardware. Senior
discounts! Gift certificates available. Call 778-9436,
or cell 704-7662.



IMoving In?
^ y Moving Out?
-- f Moving Up?

Call Karen Day
778-6696
j' Evenings: 779-2237

Mike Norman Realty, inc.
3101 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach


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

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

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
insured. 778-0944.

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.

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.


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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.

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

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.

CHEAP CHARLIE'S in-home computer training and
technical services. Software and hardware installa-
tion, discount group rates, referral bonus plan. Call
today, 447-1250.

CLEANING ON ISLAND by long-time resident. Rea-
sonable rates and references. 778-0864.



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.

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


,o Island Real Estate
is now a Meals on
Wheels Plus donation
o drop-off location! If you
want to donate this
holiday season, please
feel free to bring
any nonperishable
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 .................................... $729,000
407 N. 20th Place.................................... S639,000
619 Ivanhoe Lane .................................... S629.000
722 Key Royale Drive .............................. S569,000
608 Emerald Lane........................... NEW $525,000
ISLAND HOMES. CONDOS & LOTS
509 S. Bay Blvd ............................. NEW $679,000
Bradenton Beach Club ...................from $500,000
210 67th St.......................... REDUCED! $399,000
Beachwalk Townhomes New Project .... from $434,900
411 Spring Ave....................................... $380,000
2903 Gulf Drive ................................... $369,000
4002 6th Ave......................................................$389,000
5619 Gulf Drive..................................... $349,000
501 70th Street ............................... $325,000
West Bay Point & Moorings ................... $319,000
710 North Shore lot...............................$299,000
212 75th St............................................$285,000
311 67th St.................................... NEW $229,500
2904 Gulf Drive lot ........................ NEW $199,900
DUPLEXES
100 7th St. South .................. $625,000
104 7th St. South ............................. $349,000
204 65th St............................................$299,000
FOUR-PLEXES
106 7th St............................................ $795,000
MAINLAND
2418 90th St. NW ................................$3,495,000


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






THE ISLANDER 1 DEC. 12, 2001 1 PAGE 27

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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.



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.

CHRISTIE'S 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.


. .-- -- -... . ~j -j --------... -- .--
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, htd. pool, tennis. $124,900.
PERICO SHORES LAKEFRONT 3BR/2BA quality home.
Room for pool. Furniture included. $324,900.
COMMERCIAL
STYLING SALON 8 station, established over 35 years. $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 IBR, Gulfviews (3 month min.)
1BR/1BA 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


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.



BY LAND OR BY SEA
Karen M. Johnson and Captain Jeff Braaten
make your buying or selling on or off the water easy!
Give us a call and let our team work for you.










GREAT CANALFRONT ON THE ISLAND! $479,900
1,922 sq.ft., 3BR/2BA, plus den. On the wide grand canal with
fantastic bay views! Private dock, oak cabinets, solid surface
countertops, new carpet and much more! Call Capt. Jeff
Braaten or Karen M. Johnson, 778-0176.




'1. Gulfstream Realty


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

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

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

JACKSON HOLMES PAINTING Interior, exterior, wa-
terproofing. Residential/commercial. Life-time local resi-
dent. Fully insured. Cell, 224-1560. 795-2771, fax.



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

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

BEACHFRONT North Shore 2BR/2BA, newly remodeled,
fumished stilt-home on beach. Incredible panoramic view,
great fishing. Available December-April. Minimum three-
month rental. $3,600/month. 778-3645.

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


The Islander


OPENING DOORS TO MANATEE COUNTY


MILES OF SANDY BEACH for barefoot walking are
just steps from this charming beach cottage sitting
jut C~i iiusbe from the beach. The home has been
kept in excellent condition and features a beamed
ceiling in the living room and built-in furniture. A
pleasant rear yard and side screened porch promote
easy outdoor living. $650,000. Bob and Penny Hall,
749-5981. 78952
WATERFRONT
FABULOUS VIEW overlooking Sarasota Bay
and Longboat Key skyline. Dock with open ac-
cess to channel. Guest quarters with full
kitchen as separate entrance. $90 %p o .in"
Pierro, 319-0457. 7W WI Cindy
BUILD ,UR DREA.M, HOME on Warners
Bayou. Highly sought after builable waterfront
lot in NW Bradenton. 256 ft. frontage on
Riverview Blvd. and 100 ft. on Warners Bayou.
$750,000. Joanne Jenkins, 748-6300. 76973


GULFFRONT LOT Incredible buildable lot on
north and of Anna Maria. Full unobstructed
Gulf view. Some trees, private tropical .9..E..
One of the best lots on the Gulf. $799,900.
Sandy Drapala, 749-5797 or Kathy Marcinko,
713-1100. 72806


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

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.

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.

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/1 BA. Quiet area,
block to beach, nice back yard. Laundry, grill, ham-
mock, ground floor, 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, 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 ref-
erences. $1,350/month. Vinnie, 545-6118.

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

HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL 3BR/3BA
townhouse. Beautiful d6cor, great location 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.

1FACH HOUSE: Annual 2BR apartment across
om beac available now, $850/month. 104 Sev-
from beacri.
enth St. S., Bradentorn __ach. Call Russell, 378-
4530 evenings, or 954-1718 days.

BRADENTON BEACH waterfront. 1BR and 2BN
apartments with balcony. Newly renovated, fully-fur-
nished. Very clean, private. Week, month, season,
or long-term. 778-4555.

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.


AVAILABLE DUE TO CANCELLATION. January
through March, 2BR/2BA home, one block to beach,
south of Manatee Avenue, close to Duffy's and
Publix. Nice, remodeled, washer/dryer, fully fur-
nished, pool, garage, 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.

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

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.

SEASONAL RENTALS: Palma Sola 2BR townhouse
$2,200/month. Perico Bay 2BR/2BA villa $2,400/
month. Longboat Key 3BR village home $2,900/
month. Anna Maria home, $2,900/month. Call Fred
Flis at Real Estate Mart, 756-1090.

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.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA Townhouse in the Cay. Heated
pool. $850/month. Available immediately. 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.

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.

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.

BEACHFRONT North Shore 2BR/2BA, newly re-
modeled, furnished stilt-home on beach. Incredible
panoramic view, great fishing. Available January-
April. 778-3645.

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

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



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ANNUAL RENTALS. Several to choose from: 2BR/
2BA, 3BR/2BA, 2BA/1BA, and small cottage.
Dolores Baker Realty, 778-7500 or 778-5025.

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

SEASONAL RENTAL in Holmes Beach. 1 BR apart-
ment with heated pool. Steps to beach. Available
December or January. 778-4499.

SEASONAL BRADENTON beach 2BR with great
view of Intracoastal. 545-3761.

SEASONAL RENTALS now available due to last
minute cancellations. For information call Sharon
Annis, 778-3730. Old Florida Realty, 778-3377.

ANNA MARIA CITY, Sept. 11 cancellation. Avail-
able January. 2BR/1.5BA. Ground-level home. All
amenities included. $1,375/month. (863) 529-6569.

ANNA MARIA duplex 2BR/2BA, furnished, utilities
included. Central heating and air conditioning,
washer/dryer. Available now through April. $1,400/
month. 218 Palmetto Ave. (813) 949-6891.

SEASONAL RENTAL still available! A wide variety
of premium properties, some waterfront. Anna Maria
Island Accommodations, 779-0733.

ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA unfurnished
elevated duplex, walk to Gulf. Updated appliances and
new tile throughout. Screened lanai. $950/month. In-
cludes garage and yard care. No pets. First, last and
security. Island Real Estate, 778-6066.

ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA unfurnished
elevated duplex. Large covered deck. Updated in-
side. $915/month includes garbage and yard care.
No pets. First, last and security deposit. Island Real
Estate, 778-6066.
HOLMES BEACH RENTAL. Great 3BR/2BA ranch
on canal, open floor plan with applianced kitchen.
Living room, garage and lanai. Available Dec. 1,
annual lease, $1,350/month, security, references.
Call Vinnie at (941) 545-6118.

ANNUAL PERICO BAY club 2BR/2BA, with loft,
unfurnished townhouse villa. Excellent view of
Palma Sola Bay. $1,100/month includes garbage,
pest control. No pets. First, last and security deposit.
Island Real Estate, 778-6066.

WATERFRONT SEASONAL RENTAL in Anna
Maria. Steps to beach, bay and shopping. Great
views, completely updated. Available now thru April.
Pictures available. 778-5482.

ANNUAL 2BR/1 BA, ground-level duplex. No pets, avail-
able, unfurnished. 200 feet to beach. $685. 778-8352.

ANNUAL 1BR, big, nice, clean. No pets. 5607
Guava, Holmes Beach. $625/month. 778-9378.


BY OWNER: Holmes Beach lot, west of Gulf Drive,
$155,000. 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
Island used to be 20 years ago". Owner (570) 943-
2516.

BEAUTIFUL 2BR/2BA CONDO in Holmes Beach.
Overlooking mangrove preserve. Built in 1996.
Community 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. Towne and Shore Re-
alty, 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, $114,900. 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 man-
agement. Only, $419,000. Towne and Shore Realty,
383-3840 or 302-3840.

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

ONE OF A KIND. Longboat Key, a five-office building
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 commercial prop-
erty With many possibilities. $400,000 each. Towne
and Shore Realty, 383-3840 or 302-3840.

LAND 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
possibilities, zoned R-2, $349,000. Call Fred Flis at
Real Estate Mart, 756-1090.

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


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

SARASOTA FULL BAYFRONT home on a 96-by-
158-foot lot. Lovely 2BR/2.5BA. Den, large dock.
Must see! Only $835,000. Towne and Shore Realty,
383-3840 or 302-3840.

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

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. Towne 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. Towne and Shore Realty,
383-3840 or 302-3840.


WESTBAY COVE expansive 1 BR ground-floor unit.
Updated appliances and air conditioning, $210,000.
Also, 2BR second-floor waterfront unit in Westbay
Cove South, $210,000. Pool and tennis close to
both. Old Florida Realty, 778-3377 or 778-3730.

OPEN HOUSE: 324 Hardin Ave; in Anna Maria, 1-
4pm, Sunday, Dec. 16. 2BR/2BA plus loft that would
make a great office. Lots of storage. Gorgeous
caged pool, boat slip, circle drive. New carpet and
paint inside and out. $359,900. Yvonne Higgins at
Wagner Realty, 720-3879.

BEACHFRONT: Prestigious North Shore Drive 2BR/
2BA, newly remodeled home with incredible pan-
oramic beach view from one of two decks. All new
appliances, carpet, tile, doors, indoor/outdoor paint,
blinds and much more. $899,000. 778-3645.

MOBILE HOME. Great park, 2BR/1 BA. New central
air, screened porch. $6,500 or offer. 761-4839.

HOLMES BEACH CONDO built in 1996. 2BR/2BA,
washer/dryer, heated pool, covered parking. Walk to
Gulf, low fees. Can be rented out weekly. $155,000.
792-8747.

SARASOTA FULL BAYFRONT home on a 96-by-
158-foot lot. Lovely 2BR/2.5BA. Den, large dock.
Must see! Only $835,000. Towne and Shore Realty,
383-3840 or 302-3840.


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SALE PARADISE BAY, 46th and First Street, Cortez.
Turnkey furnished, newly redecorated. Huge living
room, front dining room, kitchen and 1BR. Lot in-
cluded. $44,500. 721-4890.

DUPLEX 3BR/2BA and 2BR/2BA. Elevated with big stor-
age and double garage. Walk to beach, overlooking.
Tampa Bay. Owner help with financing. Call 779-9074.

2BR/1BA WATERFRONT condo in City of Anna
Maria. Newly remodeled. $195,000. Call 778-0572 or
(727) 347-4016.

3BR/2BA new roof, air conditioning and electric. Has a boat
dock across the street. 233 85th St. $260,000. 778-8340.

TOWNHOME 3-4BR, mother-in-law suite. Water to bay,
fishing, tennis, pools, lush landscape, hardwood floors.
New appliances, garage views. $349,000. 778-7456.

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PRIME WATERFRONT CONDO 3BR/3BA
penthouse with decorator touches throughout.
Many amenities including boat dock. $285,900.
Call Ken Rickett, 778-4800 or 778-3026.


EXCELLENT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY
2BR/2BA condo, turnkey furnished and a block
to the beach! Won't last long at $179,900. Call
Lynn Hostetler, 778-4800 or 720-5876.


WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS Updated ELEVATED ISLAND DUPLEX 2BR/2BA each
2BR/2BA turnkey furnished condo in very pri- side. Excellent location, walk to beach or bay.
vate tropical setting. Fully enclosed and air con- $289,000. Call Ed Oliveira, 778-4800 or 705-4800.
ditioned lanai with view of heated pool and peek
of the bay. Priced to sell at $260,000. Call Dick
Maher or Dave Jones at 778-4800.


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


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LONGBOAT KEY LAGUNA YACHT VILLAGE. New
luxury single-family home in exclusive nine-unit subdi-
vision. 4BR/3BA, extra large double garage with stor-
age, assigned boat docks on protected bayou, commu-
nity heated pool/spa. Short walk to the Gulf of Mexico.
Ready for immediate occupancy. Priced at $659,000.
Please call Carol Williams, Broker or Clarke Williams,
Realtor for details, 744-0700 eves.
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Holmes Beach. Pristine 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom elevated
home. Large living room and family room. Covered
garage. Private boat dock.
Perico Bay Club.Renovated 2/2+loft townhouse. View on
mangroves. Tennis, pool and clubhouse. Gated community.


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


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5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK
E mail: info@smithrealtors.com
Web site: www.smithrealtors.com
Nous parlons francais
Mit uns koennen Sie deutsch reden

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The vast panoramic view stretches across the Intracoastal to the
Skyway Bridge. 1/3 acre, seawalled on two sides. Plus a 3BR/
3BA, 2,000 sq.ft. house...but it's really all about the view! Seize
the opportunity to create a dream! $682,000.
DON & KAREN SCHRODER, REALTORS
941-778-2200 800-774-2205
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DIAL DARCIE DUNCAN!
Your Real Estate Specialist
941-779-0304 1866-779-0304
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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.




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Gloria Schorpp Helen White Mary Ann Schmidt

HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX- PLUS
2BR/2BA, 2BR/1BA plus 1BR/ 1BA guest quarters.
Freshly painted and beautifully landscaped. Double
lot, short walk to beach, restaurants and shops. Gen-
erates good income. $449,900.
ISLAND FAMILY HOME
4BR/2BA in Holmes Beach. Family room, fireplace, eat-
in kitchen, deck, outdoor shower, storage/workshop, close
to beach and shopping. $429,000.
SUPER DUPLEX
2BR/1.5BA Holmes Beach duplex. Immaculate! Freshly
painted, newer A/C and appliances, ceramic tile, Berber
carpeting, ceiling fans, screened porches, large lot, elevated,
short walk to beach. Great rental. $329,900.
PERICO ISLAND
2BR/2BA Perico Island. Just listed! Excellent con-
dition. Screened porch, two-car garage. Short drive
to beach and shopping. $225,000.







Julie Gilstrap-Royal Patti Marijeren
ANNUAL RENTALS
2106 Ave. B 1BR/1BA duplex $700 month
Northbeach Village 3BR/2BA townhouse,
two-car garage, pool. $1,500 month
SEASONAL RENTALS
Condominiums and Homes Weekly/Monthly
from $500 week / $1000 month

779-0202 (800) 732-6434
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Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 www.suncoastinc.com


Mike Sally Lisa Marianne Rochelle
Largest selection of
rentals on Anna Maria!
~ 70+ Gulffront Units
~ Hundreds more just steps
from the beach
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Realty INC 941-778. 696
3101 GULF DRIVE HOLMES BEACH
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DICK MAHER
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DAVE JONES
ISLAND SPECIALISTS



d Relt- ISimplify Your Search!
Call anytime for a consultation.


Advertising works fast in The Islander.





Simply the Best





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EARLY CLASSIFIED DEADLINE for ads that will

appear in the Dec. 26 issue of The Islander is

NOON FRIDAY DEC. 21

Our office will close at 11 a.m. Monday,
* Dec. 24, and reopen Wed. Dec. 26.

WE WISH YOU A VERY HAPPY HOLIDAY! The Islander


1 The Islander


$50 FOOTBALL CONTEST
PICK 10 WINNERS COLLECT BIG BUCKS A WINNER EVERY WEEK $50 WEEKLY PRIZE


* The Islander pays $50 to the person with the
most correct game-winning predictions. Col-
lect prize in person or by mail.
* All entries must be postmarked or hand deliv-
ered to the newspaper office by noon Saturday
the same week the contest is published.
* In the event of a tie, a winner will be drawn
from tying entries. The decision of The Is-
lander football judge is final.


* All entries must be submitted on the pub-
lished form or a copy of the form. Be sure to
include name, address and phone number.
* All advertisers must be listed on the entry to
be eligible to win.
* Only one entry per person, per week.
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*10 Satellites 35 TVs!


(941)795-4551
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Fine Homemade Candies


Fresh Roasted Nuts Available
Shipping available to all 50 states
761-1500 800 761-1771
7200 Cortez Rd. West
Bradenton
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(Z3ar(B-3Q.
All-You-Can-Eat
Daily Specials
Mon. BBQ Riblets $10.99
Tues. Bar-B-Q Pork* $7.99
Wed. Spare Ribs $7.99
Thurs. Bar-B-0 Beef -$7.99
Fri. Fish Filets $7.99
Sat. Bar-B-0 Chicken $5.99
Sunday Your choice!
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6696 Cortez Rd. W.
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24-HOUR SELF
SERVE CAR WASH
COMPLETE AUTO
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$2395 MOST CARS
5804 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach
778-1617
MON-FRI 8-5PM- SAT 8-12PM
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your business in the
Island's most-talked about
football contest!
To advertise here,
call Shona or Rebecca at
778-79781
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The Largest and Best
Selection of Homemade
Ice Cream and Fudge!
, "o 990 Hot Dogs
Pressed Cubans
Espresso
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5360 Gulf Dr Holmes Beach
778-4140
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Great Selection of Carpet!
W^ Free
Estimates!
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loff Cortez Rd) *941-748-2187
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WINTERFEST 2001


Albert Jonas of Fort Lauderdale shows his gourd handbags to a potential customer at the Anna Maria Art League's Winterfest held last weekend in Holmes Beach, as the
Cortez 01' Opry entertains. The event is an annual favorite for holiday shoppers seeking unique and unusual gifts. Islander Photos: Bonner Joy


Jewelry & Watch Repair
40% OFF all jewelry in stock
including estate jewelry
and selected watches.
Lowest prices in 20 years.
25% OFF watch bands.
$3 OFF batteries.

The Perfect Holiday Gift at a Fabulous Value!
Just minutes from the Island!
Mon. thru Fri. 10 AM-6 PM Sat. 10 AM-4 PM
7358 Cortez Road West Bradenton 798-9585


Your kids will think you are the coolest!












Stop by and check out our expanded showroom
and great selection of holiday gifts! -
Jet Skis Motorcycles ATVs '-
Go Peds Dirt Bikes Mules
Kawa i Accessories & More'
'-1- \ AHA Gift Certificates Available!
2705 1st St. Bradenton 745-9521 www.actionjetsports.com


Everyone loves chocolate! -
Richey's Chocolates make a delicious holiday gift '
for everyone on your list... especially those secret Santas!
SUGER-FREE AVAILABLE
; 'GREAT HOLIDAY TREATS & GIFTS -
SHIPPING AVAILABLE TO ALL 50 STATES 7200 Cortez Rd. 941 761-1500



-ItIll MAIWEST

Visit AMI West
--for fashionable,
casual clothes.

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selection of



sold exclusively
at AMI West.




ALEXIS SHOPPING PLAZA (2 blocks south of the Sandbar)
9801 GULF DRIVE, ANNA MARIA, FLORIDA 778-6877


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FINE HOMEMADE CANDIES


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SANTA'S NORTH POLE, ISLAND STYLE


The Oaks' Christmas Village wouldn't be complete without Santa's workshop at the North Pole.


The Christmas village is at 5607 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.
Islander Photos: Diana Bogan
Miniature Christmas village on Island
Janice and Dick Oaks of Holmes Beach have constructed a
quaint miniature Christmas Village complete with houses, shops,
churches, skating ponds and even Santa's North Pole. The Oaks
began collecting the miniature pieces 10 years ago and currently
display more than 100 pieces.
The public is welcome to stroll by and take a closer look. The
lights go on in the village at the front of the Oaks home nightly at
6 p.m. at 5607 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.


The area's largest selection of ...
Nutcrackers Angels & Santas Ornaments
Fiberoptic Trees, Santas and Angels plus -
* Casual & Dressy Fashions Jewelry & Accessories Music Boxes
S Collectible Dolls Nautical Gifts Candles
Gifts for everyone on your list Free Gift Wrapping


Gift & Christmas Shoppe
-4-1- Anna Maria Island Shopping Centre
I between Crowder Bros. Hardware & Walgreens
3324 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach 778-4665


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1401 Manatee Ave. W.* 708-9663 Free Parking
Downtown Bradenton Financial Center First Floor Lobby
Mon.-Fri. 9:30 am-5:30 pm Sat. 10 am-5 pm


RELAX IN LUXURY
Gift Certificates Available for Any of Our Services


* Massage Therapy
* Waxings
* Body Wraps


* Tanning
* Facials


* Microdermabrasion


* Chemical Peels
* Endermologie


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Visit our Spa gift shop!


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Why not treat

your home to a
festive make-over?


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install quality -
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competitive "

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FLOORS-R-US
5334 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach 778-5500


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The Manatee High School Chamber Orchestra, Above, kids enjoy the snow at Ooh La La!. Le
directed by Sherry Lowe, performed for the crowds at Almeter, 7, of Holmes Beach, awaits a balloo
The Islander. Above right, two solo performers. Saggy Aggy. Islander Photos: J.L. Robertson
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The Sunny Hawaii
Bag Collection

Tropically inspired
handbags, totes
and accessories.
Free Gift Wrapping








.._ -'p!- Lifestyle Apparel
Island Shopping Center --
778-2169 5418 Marina Drive Holmes Beach


Give a Gift Certificate
This Holiday Season!
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Happy Holidays

S* to all our friends
and customers!






(941)-778-3526 *Mobile 730-0516
Authorized
WINDOW FASHIIONS
Dealer

FREE IN-HOME DESIGN SERVICE
(941) 778-3526 Mobile 730-0516 -0


Tropical Furniture -
Seating Dining Pool & Patio Bedroom Misc. Wicker Items


This three-piece seating group $1,356
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open Monday rnru Saruraay 10 am 5 pm
739-8500 3405 Cortez Rd. West
Next to Healthcare America


6777 Manatee Avenue West Bradenton 761-1177


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Parents at the holiday open house in the Island Shopping Center said that when their kids
turned up missing, they quickly found them playing in the snow at Ooh La La! restaurant.
Here Christian Catlin, Zach Geeraerts, Charlie Woodson and more enjoy the "flakes. The
snow blowing machine provided by Chef/Owner Damon Presswood and The Islander was a
big hit with the kids. Islander Photo: Banner Joy


Mr. Bones (World Famous) BBQ Sauce, Hot BBQ Sauce, Magic Dust
Dry Rub, 100% Organic Peruvian Coffee, Logo Mugs, T-Shirts, Hats
and Gift Certificates. Combination boxes from $18.99 to $39.50.
We con ship 'em for you, too!



3007 GULF DR. HOLMES BEACH (941) 778-6614
LUNCH AND DINNER 7 DAYS A WEEK!


--- Long-Range Fishing Excursions
Gulf of Mexico, Bahamas, Keys, Mexico


aboard Thunderbir d"Viking 55
aboard the Viking 55


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At the Holmes Beach downtown open house, Chelsea, 6, and Sammy
Burgess, 4, tell Santa what they want for Christmas. The sisters live
in Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: J.L. Robertson


Christmas Favorites
for your Santa!
SM Now through Christmas
25% Off
All Guy Harvey
4 Shirts
Gve gif certiict t h i,, a* Belts o ,
Sandals -
Hats

Free Gift wrap
Gift Certificates Available



Ladies & Mens Resortwear
Mister Roberts is Family Owned and Operated Since 1966
S & S Plaza Holmes Beach 778-4505


Give a gift certificate this holiday season!


Gift boxes for the
food lovers on ypur list!


Check us out at fishwestflorida.com -
Call Capt. J. D. Webb Jr.
Mobile (941) 725-3122 (941) 778-3885 Th


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Brunch and Lunch
Wed thru Sat 11 AM-2:30 PM
' -Sunday Breakfast from 8 AM
Dining in France
S- *-- Wednesday thru Sunday 5:30 PM
Reservations Appreciated
Island Shopping Center 5406 Marina Drive Holmes Beach 941 778 5320


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Bring in or mention this ad for your holiday discount
$100 Off Power Scooters $200 Off Lift Chairs $50 Off Wheel Chairs


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Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year
-I'- from everyone at Acute Care Team, Inc.
9908 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria 778-2641 Fax 779-2291


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- Two Great Christmas Gifts ... -
A BOAT CLUB MEMBERSHIP!
,Enjoy the use of several boats, fishing, skiing, etc.
njo th A GIFT CERTIFICATE +

For daily rental of our boats or Jet-skis.
GIVE THE GIFT OF FUN!


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Visit our expanded store
for custom framing and
fine art.
We can frame for Christmas!
Supporting our
community- please
ask us about our Anna
Maria Elementary School
program for special
discounts.
Under new ownership -
Holmes Beach residents.


LONGBOAT

FRAMING QALLERI E
6824 Gulf of Mexico Dr. Longboat Key 383-8914
Mon.-Fri.9am-6pm *Sat. 10am-5pm*Sun. 10am-2pm


LET US ASSIST SANTA!


Put a smile on her
face with a gift
from Jennifer's.





contemporary Clothing
.._.,1and Accessories for
the Classic Woman


i ;" Manatee West Shopping Center
' 7471 Manatee Avenue W. Bradenton 792-6695


EarthBoxes make great
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
.planted with strawberries.
Reg. $44.95 Now $39.95

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S1023 Ellenton-Gillette Road, Ellenton, FL 34222 ,-
941-723-2911
Open Tues.-Fri. 9am-4pm Sat, 9am-2pm '


Visit the Shops on Bridge Street
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Three Unique Looks at Three Unique Shops _,,
- Why leave the Island? Get your holiday gifts here! T
Clothing Jewelry Accessories So Much More!
SBridgewear 121 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach 778-4299
Casually Yours 125 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach 779-1454
Chapae 119C Bridge St., Bradenton Beach 778-1451


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SPECIAL 2001 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE


*- 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

Happy Holidays from Ken & Barb Conlon at

V MAIL BOXES ETC
SHIP NOW! I


We pack and ship your gifts as carefully
as you choose them!


5380 Gulf of Mexico Dr, (The Centre
Longboat Key 383-8989 Fax 383-8535 t


MAGICII

Make your next
party the talk
of the town
with magic!
Dynamic and
affordable.
Call Chandler
to reserve
your date.
T--
4'- 795-5465
Magic as Entertainment
www.chandlerismagiccom


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__- _Cortez Road '












We have a "ton" of skateboards.
Get your kid one! Gift certificates available.
^ Surfboards Skimboards Skateboards Clothes %-
Bathing Suits Sunglasses Accessories and more!
11904 Cortez Road West 794-1233



ZODIAC
JEWELRY & FINE GIFTS
Why shop around?
4 D- SaYou can find all the
classics in one location.
K *Swarovski
Lladro
M.J. Hummel
Seraphin Classics
Jewelry
Diamonds
SMuch, much more!


649 Desoto Square Mall Bradenton (941) 746-2644
The Centre Shops 5350 Gulf of Mexico Dr. Longboat Key (941) 383-9460
9 Avenue of the Flowers Bay Isles Parkway Longboat Key (941) 387-8997



NANTUCKET BAY


Anna Maria
101 South Bay Blvd.
Across from Pier
778-4558 Open 7 Days


- An exciting
new shopping
experience!
Fashions with ,
Panache -
Crushable Hats
Much More!


New Location in Bradenton!
6739 Manatee Ave. W.
Northwest Promenade
761-3056


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Everyone's i vited
All three Island drities' 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
SAnna Maria Island Family.
'; Chuck andJoey Lester

FUN & GAMES


RAFFLES & PRIZ
Bingo Ball Toss 254 Hot Dogs
500 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 11 a.m.-4 p.m.


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


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