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Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992) ( January 9, 2002 )

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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
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Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: January 9, 2002

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Material Information

Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: January 9, 2002

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

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Holding Location: University of Florida
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Skimming the news ... Here's a treat teach on the beach! See page 19.


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"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"


Volume 10, no. 9, Jan. 9, 2002 FREE


New Island beach coming in mid-February


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
After waiting six years, Anna Maria City residents
won't have to wait much longer to find out if they like
the new sand coming as part of the county's beach
renourishment project. They should be able to see the
product about mid-February, according to engineers
with Great Lakes Dock and Dredge, the contractors for
the entire project on the Island.
While Anna Maria's portion is only .6 mile, it will


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be the first section renourished, said Jack Newman of
Great Lakes at a pre-construction conference at the
county building Jan. 3.
Representatives of Manatee County, Great Lakes,
the three Island cities, Coastal Planning and Engineer-
ing, Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch, and the U.S.
Army Corp of Engineers met primarily as part of a
Florida Department of Environmental Protection per-
mit requirement to ensure there would be no problems
between the $8.39 million beach renourishment


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Saturday may have been one of our coldest days yet this season, but the Manatee Public Beach still had many
visitors. Traveling by car two days from Ohio to visit grandparents on Anna Maria Island, Alexa, 3, and
Austin Markulis, 5, could not wait to hit the beach. It was the first time they've seen the Gulf of Mexico and
the cold couldn't deter them from enjoying the waters. Islander Photo: J.L. Robertson.


Old Bridge Village project


approved for Bradenton Beach


By Paul Roat
Old Bridge Village, a condo-office development
on Bay Drive South in Bradenton Beach, has been ap-
proved by the city commission before a standing-room-
only crowd of about 70 people.
Citizens opposed to the 11-unit condo and a de-
tached cottage housing three offices have vowed to
fight the commission's approval through a petition
drive that could lead to a voter referendum to overturn
the decision.
The commission vote approving Old Bridge Vil-
lage was 3-2, with Commissioners Dawn Baker and
Ross Benjamin opposed. Both commissioners indi-
cated they wanted to place a "quasi-moratorium," as
Baker put it, on development in the city while a re-
view of city codes and land-use rules was conducted.
The prevailing commissioners Mayor John
Chappie, Vice Mayor Mollie Sandberg and Commis-
sioner Bill Arnold all indicated the project would be
an asset to the city. "The developers have made a silk
purse out of a sow's ear," Chappie said.


Old Bridge Village proposal
Harry Brown and Susan Kehne are owners of Old
Bridge Village, located on Bay Drive South between
Third and Fourth streets. David Teitelbaum is the de-
veloper, Penelope Naylor the designer, Mark Barnebey
the attorney representing the project.
The property is located on seven lots on which are
five cottages containing eight units. As Naylor ex-
plained last Thursday, the project will entail 11 condo
units: three single-family townhomes in one building,
eight apartment residences in two buildings. Also in-
cluded in the project is renovation of one of the exist-
ing cottages to house three offices.
Naylor stressed that the existing garden on the
property will be moved during construction, then re-
turned to the site and enhanced to eventually encom-
pass 6,000 square feet.
Parking to accommodate 34 cars will be within the
confines of the project, with one parking space outside
PLEASE SEE OLD BRIDGE, NEXT PAGE


project and turtle nesting season, which usually begins
between mid-April and May 1.
The meeting was also an opportunity to get every-
one on the same page, get acquainted, and discuss all
the issues involved, said Rick Spadoni of Coastal En-
gineering, who was the unofficial chairman of the
meeting.
Suzi Fox of Turtle Watch said her organization was
PLEASE SEE BEACH, PAGE 11



Pier repair cost


nearly doubled
If there's one thing likely to get the blood of the
Anna Maria City Commission boiling, it's probably
paying out more money for repairs than an initial esti-
mate and what the commission approved. If that's the
case, look for some blood pressures to reach liftoff
stage at the Jan. 10 city commission meeting.
That's when commissioners will be asked to fork
over an additional $11,851 to fix damage to the city
pier caused by Tropical Storm Gabrielle. The money is
in addition to the $13,000 already paid contractor J.E.
Murray for repairs.
But additional repairs are still needed, according to
Murray and Public Works Superintendent George
McKay.
Those repairs include the boat dock in the area near
the T-end on the south side of the walkway for $5,700,
riders under the pier walkway at six locations for
$4,140, walkway lights at four locations for $1,000 and
reconnecting the piling on the northeast side of the
main section for $1,100. These additional costs are not
covered by the Federal Emergency Management
Agency funds, noted McKay in his cost summary let-
ter of Dec. 17 to the city commission.
Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh said he would set the
request as an agenda item for Jan. 10, but he needed to
know if the additional estimates were from McKay or
from Murray.
McKay said the new cost estimates came from
Murray.




Happenings

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at church Sunday
The singing group Rejoice! from Toccoa Falls
(Ga.) College will bring a concert of religious
music for all ages to the Island Sunday, Jan. 12.
The concert will begin at 8 p.m. at the Is-
land Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna
Maria City, and is open to the public and free.
The ensemble is a mixed chorus of college
seniors and includes Pam Taylor of Holmes
Beach. Further information may be obtained at
778-0719.

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Old Bridge Village
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the project parameters on Third Street South.
Entrance to the project will be from both Third and
Fourth streets, with egress for the project on Bay Drive
South.

Land use changes needed
The seven lots comprising Old Bridge Village are
split between two zoning districts: four lots abutting
Fourth Street South are zoned R-2, multi-family (du-
plex), and three lots on Third Street South are zoned C-
1, commercial. A special overlay district, the Historic
Old Town district, which encompasses almost all of the
Bridge Street area, also is split on the property.
The developers proposed changing the R-2 zoning
on the four lots to ROR, Residential-Office-Retail,
which would retain the residential district but allow a
more intense multi-family use. The Historic Old Town
district would also be expanded to encompass the en-
tire property.
The project is also a planned-unit development,
which Building Official Bob Welch explained allows
greater flexibility in setbacks.
Welch recommended approval of the project, as
did Bill Brisson, city planner. The city's planning and
zoning board voted unanimously in favor of the project
with a number of stipulations, which the developer
modified his plans to meet prior to the city commission
meeting.
A key argument made by Barnebey and Naylor
was that the changes would result in a less-intensive
use of the property than currently exists.
With current zoning applied, seven lots on the site
could be developed into 14 units, while the proposal
calls for 11 units and three office spaces.

The people speak
"For the past nine years, we've worked to hold the
cottages together," Brown told commissioners. "It was
a labor of love, and we did everything but make money
.on our investment. We lost money every year. I think
we're building something better than the usual stuff-
11 lovely apartments in a garden setting with hidden
parking."
Brown said he would offer four of the cottages on
the site to any not-for-profit organization that would be
willing to relocate them.
Naylor said the project would comprise "high-
quality dwellings in the Florida fishing-village style
that draw their inspiration from the old cracker
houses and, like them, will include metal roofs,
screened porches and balconies. We'll paint the
houses in traditional Florida pastels, saving the cool
blues and greens for Bay Drive South so the origi-


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Old Bridge Village viewed from the east on Bay Drive South.


nal buildings blend discreetly into the garden."
A total of 23 residents spoke to the project during
the public hearing. Of that total, 14 favored the project
and nine opposed. Some of the resident comments in-
cluded the following.
Resident Greg Watkins opposed the project. "It is
a mammoth project that will loom large over the neigh-
borhood," he said. "They say it's old Florida old
Florida is what is there now. The project makes a
mockery of our ordinances. We may be laid back in
Bradenton Beach, but we're not asleep and we won't
let this project ruin our neighborhood."
Resident Ken Lohn opposed the project. "This is a
massive project, broad and 43 feet high," he said. "It's
like sticking an oil derrick in the Garden of Eden. The
proposed development would make a sham of our com-
prehensive plan."
Attorney Steve Thompson represented resident
David Stott in opposing the project. "The developer is
attempting to develop an intensive mixed-use project
on a very small piece of property. It is not compatible
to the surrounding area and will cause a breakdown of
the residential fabric."
Resident Anna O'Brien opposed the project. "We
don't want it," she said, "and I have names of 26 people
who signed a petition against the project."
Resident Sandra Joseph opposed the project. "They
are going to take a wonderful rehabilitation job and tear
it down," she said, "and it's not an eyesore. I urge you
not to approve the plans."
Resident Cullen Sabin favored the project. "I love
Old Bridge Village [the way it is]," he said, "it's a neat
place, but it can't stay that way. The proposed planned-
unit development has got to be the best looking thing
we could end up with."
Resident Ron Ockerman favored the project. "It
seems like the best alternative," he said. "It's not per-


fect, but it's a win-win for the city."
Resident Tom White favored the project. "The
people who say they want to keep it as it is didn't step
up with the money when it was for sale," he said. "This
is the best of all evils."
Resident John Kaufmann favored the project. "The
buildings that are there now are going to come down,"
he said, "and you have the choice of what's going to go
up. You could have seven condo duplexes there. I have
every reason to believe the project will be a benefit to
the neighborhood."
Resident Richard Michael favored the project. "I
live adjacent to the project," he said, "and if anybody
would be opposed to it, it would be us, but we're not.
It's a project that will enhance the beauty of the area."

Commission comments
Like the residents, city commissioners were mixed
on their thoughts regarding the Old Bridge Village
project.
"When they bought property there, they knew it
was in two zones," Commissioner Benjamin said af-
ter the meeting. "By extending the project into the
residential district, I'm afraid the next developer that
comes along will ask for the same thing. It sets a
precedent."
He also said he favored delaying the project while
a task force was formed to review the city's 12-year-
old comprehensive plan that outlines growth in the city.
"What was the intent back then?" Benjamin asked of
the drafters of the comp plan.
Commissioner Baker agreed, and made a motion to
table the matter after the nearly four hours of testimony
during the public hearing. "I think making a decision
tonight would be a mistake," she said, to boos from the
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THE ISLANDER 0 JAN. 9, 2002 E PAGE 3


Island veterans oppose flagpole Meetin'gs


Island veterans have written a letter to the Mana-
tee Board of County Commissioners stating their op-
position to the proposed Veterans Memorial flagpole
near Coquina BayWalk on Leffis Key.
Bradenton Beach veteran Jim Kissick, who orga-
nized a meeting in late December of some 140 island
veterans to discuss the flagpole issue, said in a memo
to the BOCC that should the commission proceed
with the project, "such an installation may not be, in
any capacity, associated with Island Veterans."
Kissick headed up the Island Veterans Memorial
project for the Manatee County Veterans Council,
but resigned after the BOCC refused to place the
flagpole in its originally suggested location on top of
the highest point on Leffis Key.
Opposition to that location came from a few
members of the Audubon Society, who claimed the


flagpole and accompanying ceremonies could inter-
fere with migratory birds and nesting doves at Leffis
Key.
The county gave in to those complaints. An al-
ternate site about 100 yards south of the first loca-
tion and 50 yards closer to Gulf Drive, and on a
smaller hill, was selected by County Administrator
Ernie Padgett as a "compromise" solution.
Following selection of this new site by the county,
however, Kissick quit in disgust, saying his project had
been "sabotaged." That came despite county assur-
ances of $50,000 to fund the new location.
Kissick said if the county still refuses to recog-
nize the original location for the flagpole after read-
ing the protest memo from the Island Veterans, "it
is preferred the entire project be officially aban-
doned, with honor!"


Old Bridge Village
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 2


audience. Her motion failed.
She refuted Brown's statements that the buildings
were in disrepair. "The buildings are being rented, so
they must be OK," Baker said. "If you can renovate one
cottage, why not all of them?"
Commissioner Arnold favored the project. "I don't
believe we should hold up on this project while we look
at our comprehensive plan," he said. "We have to make
a decision."
Vice Mayor Sandberg said the project "is far bet-
ter than what we have had in the past, and the proposal
is far better than any 'as right now' plan. I hate to see
things change, but I like the proposal."
Mayor Chappie said "I hate to see it go, but one way
or another it is going to go. And to the neighbors, all I can
say is boy, you could end up with a whole lot worse."

Citizen petition process
O'Brien told commissioners at the close of the
meeting that she intended to commence the process of
getting residents to sign a petition to have the ordi-


nances establishing the Old Bridge Village repealed.
"I've got 26 signatures already," she said, "and I
only need 50."
According to the city charter, "the electors of the
city may call a referendum to repeal an ordinance pro-
vided a minimum of 50 electors of 10 percent of the
electors voting in the last city election, whichever is
greater, have signed a petition...."
There were 461 votes cast in the Nov. 6, 2001, city
commission election.
The city clerk then must verify all signatures as
being registered voters.
"If the commission fails to repeal or appropriately
amend such ordinance within 90 days of petition veri-
fication," the charter continues, "it shall be put on the
ballot at the next general election or for a special elec-
tion, if necessary, within 120 days therefrom, which-
ever comes first."
At least one resident, Dick Griffin, appeared to
favor the referendum approach.
"The five of you are making a decision that should


Anna Maria City
Jan. 10, 7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda:
consent agenda, discussion of Waste Management con-
tract and request by BFI to bid, amendment to charter
review committee, budget amendment for Anna Maria
Record, parking enforcement discussion, job safety
policy and employee job description discussion and
public comment.
Jan. 15, 7 p.m., charter review committee meeting.
Jan. 17, 2 p.m., administrative code committee meet-
ing.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
Jan. 10, 1 p.m., city commission work session on pier
and streets and roads.
Jan. 17, 1 p.m., city commission meeting.
Jan. 17, 3 p.m., city commission work session on 17th
Street issues.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
Jan 9, 7 p.m., beautification committee meeting.
Jan. 11, 8 a.m., charter review ad hoc committee meet-
ing, 8 a.m.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Of Interest
Jan. 10, 5:30 p.m., Manatee Trolley Marketing Com-
mittee meeting, Holmes Beach City Hall.
Jan. 14, 3 p.m., Island Transportation Planning Orga-
nization meeting, Bradenton Beach City Hall.
Jan. 16, 7 p.m., Barrier Island Elected Officials forum
meeting, Bradenton Beach City Hall.


be made by the voters of the city," Griffin told the com-
mission. "Five people shouldn't make a decision on an
issue this large."


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Bayfront Park may be first, but it looks dead last


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria's county-run Bayfront Park might be
first on an alphabetical list of Manatee County parks,
but it appears to be close to the bottom of the pile when
it comes to money spent by the county for repairs and
improvements.
Manatee County Parks and Recreation Director
Cindi Turner said the county spends just $38,000 a year
on labor and maintenance at Bayfront. That's out of a
total department budget for maintenance of $4.6 mil-
lion for its entire 23-park system.
While the $38,000 spent each year likely puts
Bayfront at the bottom of the county spending
scrapheap for the 23 parks, some Anna Maria residents
would probably say Bayfront even looks like a
scrapheap.
At the Dec. 11 Anna Maria commission meeting
on parking, several residents living near the park, in-
cluding Dr. John Cella, complained of the poor condi-
tion of Bayfront's parking lot and pavilions, double and
triple parking by users on weekends, trash on the
ground, the condition of the restrooms and public
drinking.
People even park in his driveway across the street
when the parking lot is full, Cella said. The park is city
property, but given to the county to operate according
to a July 1975 agreement.
The county, however, says it has not been ignoring
Bayfront Park.
"We've actually done several recent
renovationss" said Turner, including a major overhaul
of the public restrooms and some new playground
equipment. Trash and litter are picked up several times
each week, she said. The pavilions and public
restrooms were recently painted.
While there are no plans right now to pave the
parking lot, "We will probably seek funding in the near
future for paving," she said. The problem with paving
could be water retention and that issue must first be
addressed, she added.
The county sets three- to five-year goals for each


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of its 23 parks and paving of is one of those goals for
Bayfront, she said, but could not give a date for the
anticipated work.
Public drinking and double and triple parking at
Bayfront are the concern of the Manatee County
Sheriff's Office, not the parks and recreation depart-
ment, she said.
"Those are law enforcement issues and need to be
dealt with by the sheriff's office," she said.
Unlike some Florida counties, there are no county
park rangers in Manatee for law enforcement and
trouble-shooting duties, she said.
While county workers may pick up trash on occa-
sion, Dr. Cella finds it hard to believe they come sev-
eral times each week.
He said he collects large trash bags of litter on a


Bayfront
Park not
exactly
sparkling
jewel for
Anna Maria
Potholes in the
unpaved
parking lot
don't add to
the scenery at
Bayfront Park
and fill up with
standing water
after even
minimal rain.
Islander
Photo: Rick
Catlin


regular basis from his front yard. The trash is blown
across the street from the park, dumped there by people
who can't be bothered to find a trash can.
"People throw out anything," Celia said. "Bottles,
cans, paper, anything." The trash sits on the ground for
a few days, then gets blown across the street onto pri-
vate property.
The county comes out once in a while to clean up,
he said, but on occasion they've shown up at 6:30 a.m.
on a Saturday morning to blow trash and leaves from
a pavilion to get it ready for a picnic. "It makes it kind
of hard to sleep in sometimes."
Considering the trash, condition of the parking lot
and the decaying pavilions, Cella believes the park "re-
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Open gates to the dumpsters invite people to leave
their home trash at the park. Islander Photos: Rick
Catlin

Bayfront Park
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4
ally is a sub-optimal facility."
And the county's $38,000 a year does not appear
enough to make Bayfront into a decent park, or even a
safe one.
A tour of the facility on Dec. 27 with City Commis-
sioner John Michaels, who lives just two blocks from the
park, turned up cracked concrete floors in several pavil-
ions, x arped % wooden benches and picnic tables, potholes
and standing water in the parking lot, plenty of cigarette
butts and other trash on the ground, and at least one bro-
ken concrete pipe in an open field that could be a safety
hazard. The dumpster gates were open and people had left
old batteries and carpet in that area.
Michaels also pointed out numerous rusting iron
joints that hold up the pavilion ceilings and many of the
pavilion roofs had missing shingles. The county may
have painted over some of the rust spots, he said, but
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"Is there a danger here?" he asked.
"This park has been on my list of things to get up-
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other priorities," said Michaels. The amount of money
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This broken concrete
pipe at Bayfront Park
has the potential for a
serious injury,
particularly to a
child.


enough" for a decent facility befitting Anna Maria, he
added.
He said he would bring Bayfront Park up as a com-
mission agenda item once the new commission takes
office following the February election.






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Poor stepchildren?
While the debate is ongoing about a county char-
ter government and how Manatee County can better
oversee growth in the future, we're forced to look at
past performance by the county on behalf of Anna
Maria Island with this week's story of conditions at
Anna Maria's Bayfront Park.
It's not the first time we've had to take a look at
conditions at county-run facilities on Anna Maria Is-
land.
Manatee Public Beach rest rooms and the park-
ing area have been noticed in the past. Still, the
rubble lines the beachfront curbs there deliniate
parking. Remodeling the rest rooms appears to be
too little, too late, as beach use only increases with
every season.
How many years did we await repair of the fish-
ing pier there?
One particular area of disrepair finally seems
headed to replacement, the north rest rooms at Co-
quina Beach where the county buses turn around.
The rest rooms there were boarded up and fenc-
ing barred users from the shelter area because it was
apparent the roof would be caving in soon and
that was noticed at the beginning of the 2001 turtle
season in May.
It hasn't been improved yet, but county park of-
ficials promise it will be taken care of soon.
Anna Maria's Bayfront Park was turned over to
county "care" many years ago when the city deter-
mined the majority of users were from a broad
county area and the maintenance was too much a
burden for the city budget and its small staff.
Now old batteries, cigarette butts, baby diapers
and enough trash to merit a full-scale Great Ameri-
can Cleanup effort exists at the park.
The parking lot is full of potholes. The "green"
areas are full of sand spurs, the nuisance pines are
overgrown and other plants are suffering from lack
of care. The pavilions are in disrepair, the picnic
tables rotting, the rest rooms are frightening, and
suddenly, finally, it's the subject of concern to the
city.
While parks in Lakewood Ranch are sparkling
with well-manicured landscaping and topnotch fa-
cilities, we're long overdue for some attention at our
public, county-maintained beach facilities.
After all, Manatee County won't be attracting
too many new residents based on the premise they
can play on the Interstate. East county residents, as




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Island public beaches ... Manatee County's poor stepchildren.


do others, all want to play at the beach and on the
Intracoastal Waterway.
Which brings us to the desperate need for new
boat ramp facilities to alleviate the overflow at King-
fish and Coquina boat ramps somewhere other
than on Anna Maria Island.
The older beaches, parks and other recreation ar-
eas in Manatee County appear desperate for scrutiny,
review, funding and renewal.
As stepchildren, they're wasting away.

Characters unwelcome
The ongoing debate in Anna Maria about the
manatee caricature on the stop signs for the Mana-
tee Trolley at times borders on the ludicrous.
In fact, how much more time can be wasted in
trying to come up with a compromise sign to the
original that both Holmes Beach and Bradenton
Beach have already accepted?
The argument that the manatee logo on the sign
is "offensive" and looks too much like a Disney car-
toon character to fit with the "uniqueness" of Anna
Maria sounds like, as Shakespeare said, "much ado


By Egan


about nothing."
But some might say that a cartoon logo fits
pretty well with the character of Anna Maria, given
the cast of characters who regularly show up at meet-
ings to protest whatever is on the night's agenda, and
some of the accusations and mud-slinging that have
taken place in recent months in the city.
It's time to move on.
Either the city should accept the signs or the city
can pay for alternatives benches and bench-back
signs.
Yes, it's that simple.
And it seems a shame that in their overzealous
attempt to spare the city any more signs, they're lim-
iting the convenience of numerous proposed trolley
stops as well as easy recognition for city residents
and visitors.
But as Anna Maria residents like to say, this
place is "unique."
Ask three people in Anna Maria what's unique
about the city and you'll get four different answers.
One thing certain, they all love it.
You gotta love it.


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You earned it, Carolyne
I am overwhelmed! You took me by surprise. I had
no idea when Paul Roat called to ask questions about
Belle Haven cottage I would find my name in headlines
as the Islander of the Year. Thank you very much for
the distinctive honor.
All of my work for the Anna Maria Island Histori-
cal Society in the past 10 years would not have been
possible without the constant help of my wonderful
husband, George. He is always willing to help even
though some of my ideas sound a bit crazy.
. My wish. for-the-future is that-many .people-will -


visit the Island Historical Museum at 402 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria City, and become members of the histori-
cal society. We need active volunteers.
The next meeting is Jan. 28 at 2 p.m. at the Island
Branch Library Swift-Walker meeting room. Andy
Little, who serves on the AMIHS board of directors,
will present a most entertaining program. All histori-
cal society programs are open to the public, usually on
the third Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the
Anna Maria City Hall. Please attend and learn the
society's goals for the future.
- Carolyne Norwood, Anna Maria City


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Arvida explains development plan for Perico


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
A kinder, gentler Arvida corporation wants you to
know what a friendly, sensitive company it really is,
and what a great development they have planned just
across the Anna Maria bridge.
The company recently launched an aggressive pub-
lic relations campaign in the Manatee County area for its
embattled Perico Island project, including a fact sheet
defending the development and outlining the many ben-
efits Arvida will provide the community, in addition to its
ongoing scholarship program for deserving students.
Arvida spokesperson Mike Vizvary in Sarasota
said the "Perico fact sheet is designed for presentations
to local groups, and for mailings to members of those
groups after presentation."
People who attended the Arvida-sponsored Mana-
tee Chamber of Commerce Christmas breakfast were
given a fact sheet, said Anna Maria resident Sue
O'Connor, who attended the event.
Vizvary said the fact sheet "is to provide facts, not
opinions, about Arvida's Perico Island development
plan, and to cut through the misinformation, mislead-
ing statements and wild speculation."
In its fact sheet, Arvida said it plans to build 898
luxury condominiums on 353 acres on the northern
peninsula of Perico Island. The project calls for 130
three-story townhomes; four six-story buildings, five
seven-story buildings, and five 10-story buildings.
Arvida noted that "there are no specific height restric-
tions in the Bradenton Comprehensive Plan."
Big deal, said Glen Compton of ManaSota-88, an
environmental organization that is one of the leading
opposition groups to the project.
At an average of 2.2 persons per unit for the devel-
opment, that still translates into a community of about
2,000 people on north Perico Island, a significant im-
pact on an untouched island and a major impact on
West Manatee Avenue.

Recurring annual economic benefit
At build-out, according to Arvida, "Manatee
County would receive $2.5 million in revenues annu-


ally and provide $415,945 in services; creating a $2.1
million annual surplus."
Arvida also claimed in its fact sheet that the com-
munity would generate $3 million in tax revenues an-
nually for the Manatee County School Board and use
approximately $300,000 in services, "generating a re-
curring annual surplus of $2.7 million."
In addition, said Arvida, "the community would
create 1,052 jobs directly on site and indirectly in the
region."
But the condo project is likely just the first stage,
said Compton. Once the Perico Island community of
2,000 people is in place, Compton believes "the next
step is for a shopping center, then office space, strip
malls and so forth."
"The Arvida community is just the beginning of
development of all of Perico Island," claimed
Compton.
Not so, said Vizvary. The shopping center, retail
stores and office space have "all been taken out of the
plan. There will be no commercial development," he
said.

Public safety
Arvida said it would provide land and "financial
assistance" to build a fire department substation to ac-
commodate firefighters, paramedics, an ambulance and
a fire truck.

Traffic
"Luxury, multi-condominium residents tend to be
one-car families who make fewer daily trips," claimed
Arvida, "especially during morning and evening rush
hours."
Arvida also said that additional traffic from Perico
Island "will not degrade the current 'C' service level on
most of Manatee Avenue West. The avenue's 'D' ser-
vice level west of Perico Island will not degrade."
Compton said he would like to see some indepen-
dent traffic-study figures to back up those statements,
not something done for Arvida. He said he doesn't
believe for a minute that condo owners at Perico Island


would not be traveling during rush hour. A lot of
people living there will work in Bradenton or on Anna
Maria Island. They won't all be retirees, he claimed.
Vizvary counered that the traffic study was done
by the same engineering firm that developed the traf-
fic standards for Manatee County.

Environment
Arvida claimed that the Perico Island project will
include 353 acres of which 73 percent [258 acres] will
be open space.
While that's probably true, said Compton, Arvida
fails to mention that it will be allowed to bulldoze ex-
isting forests and trees on the land to create the "open
space."
And what about the existing wildlife on Perico
Island? said Compton. Does it just get killed and die off
when the trees are torn down and the project created?
"They are not addressing the impact to wildlife in the
area."
Untrue, said Vizvary. An Arvida study found "no
significant wildlife, no endangered species" in the
project area. Remember, the basic "footprint" of the
project is over land that has been farmed for the past 50
years, said Vizvary.
Arvida also said "shoreline, wetlands and man-
groves would be untouched."
"I would dispute that," said Compton. "They are
not addressing the runoff or the degradation of the
aquatic resources in the immediate area."
Those questions have been addressed, said
Vizvary. Construction and development will not touch
or impact the coastline, he said.

Storm evacuation
Arvida said its "experience in building second-
home communities suggests 75 percent of its Perico
Island residents will not be in residence at the height of
hurricane season.
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more cars per minute during an evacuation," claimed
Arvida. "Arvida's Perico Island community would add
from 1 to 2 cars per minute."
"Absurd," said Compton, to think that 75 percent of
Perico Island would not be home during hurricane season.
He'd like to know how Arvida arrived at that figure.
Arvida is not taking into account a true emergency evacu-
ation from Anna Maria Island and it's also forgetting
about evacuation from the north end of Longboat Key.
And it's ludicrous to suggest Perico Island "won't
have to evacuate because they are not here," said
Compton.
Vizvary said the Arvida "suggestion" is based
upon 30 years' experience in construction of upscale'
housing projects in Florida. The company has found
that "most of the homes will be second homes for buy-
ers," and the vast majority of those owners come to
Florida only during the winter season.
But the debate about Perico Island is not likely to
end anytime soon. ManaSota-88 currently has two law-
suits pending against the project and no court date for
either suit has been set, said Compton.
"They won't be starting construction anytime in
the foreseeable future," he said.
At least that's something that both sides agree on.
Vizvary said that "it is impossible to provide a
construction start date, given the legal challenges."
The controversy surrounding the Perico Island
development started in 1998, soon after the City of
Bradenton annexed the land into the city limits. That
effectively removed any development project on the
island from having to pay Manatee County impact fees,
or conform to the county's height restrictions, density
requirements, or other land use regulations.
Bradenton then approved the Arvida project in
rapid-fire fashion, granting planning and zoning ap-
proval on April 11, 2000, and full city council approval
a month later on May 10.
Legal challenges began almost immediately and
Florida's Department of Community Affairs has al-
ready sided with Bradenton and Arvida with regard to
compliance of the city's approval for the project.
Arvida, based in Jacksonville, is the community de-
velopment arm of the St. Joe Co. It is Florida's largest
private land owner and has completed numerous develop-
ments in Florida, including Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra,
Grand Bay and Marina Bay on Longboat Key, and the
Weston Country Club in Weston.


New multi-use facility planned at Coquina Beach
Manatee County officials plan to build a new restroom-bus turnaround area to replace the aging facility
at north Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach. Manatee County Facilities Manager Sam Love said permits
have been received from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to create a handicap-
accessible facility, and he expects to go out to bid on the project within three months. Covered benches
under a metal roof will be provided for trolley patrons, he added.



'It ain't me, babe' says DeFrank


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria resident and jewelry/craft store
owner Rick DeFrank swears he's not the anonymous
caller who raised a complaint with the city about the
Fourth Annual Fine Art Yard Sale held Dec. 22 (The
Islander, Jan. 2, "Anna Maria spitting contest").
"I was not the anonymous caller and did not do
that anonymous complaint. I first learned about [the
yard sale] from the reading file," at city hall, said
DeFrank.
The anonymous complaint, however, led to an
investigation and written conclusions by Code En-
forcement Officer Chuck White, which produced a
letter from DeFrank on Dec. 26 objecting to White's
conclusions.
DeFrank said his letter of Dec. 26 was prompted
by White's letter in the city's reading file regarding
White's investigation of the yard sale for any city
code violations. White found none, a contention
DeFrank strongly disagreed with and said so in his
letter to the city.


White then defended his actions in yet another
letter after DeFrank's original, noting that his con-
clusions are always subject to review by the mayor
and-city commission.
That wouldn't make DeFrank unhappy.
He's now fired back a response to the response
from White, questioning White's judgment and ask-
ing the city commission to review the case.
In his latest salvo, DeFrank said that White
should not have made an exception to the city ordi-
nance requiring a special event permit and also be-
lieves that "the code enforcement officer has totally
misunderstood the specific intent of the ordinance."
DeFrank said he does not know what his next
course of action will be. "I'll wait and see what they
[the commissioners] do Jan. 10," at the next city
commission meeting.
Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh said he had no plans to
place White's investigative report on the agenda, but it
could come up as an item from another commissioner,
or be discussed generally at the end of the Jan. 10 city
commission meeting during public comments.


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City working on 77th Street swap


Hugh Holmes Jr. and David Moynihan are work-
ing on reaching an agreement with the City of Holmes
Beach to vacate a portion of the unbuilt 77th Street
right of way.
Acting on behalf of family members who own the
property, Holmes began the process by approaching the
city with an offer to grant access across their property
if the city would in exchange vacate a portion of the
old, unused right of way.
Holmes' intention is to incorporate the vacated
parcel into his existing property between 75th and 77th
Streets where a structure known as the "Cabana Club"
is located.
According to City Attorney Jim Dye, however,
77th Street is part of the Holmes Beach Development
Third Unit Subdivision and the Cabana Club is not.
"The rule on street vacations is that a vacated right of
way goes to the adjoining property owner, but only if the
adjoining property owner is part of the subdivision that
created the right of way," said Dye. "The Cabana Club
property and 77th Street are not part of the same subdivi-
sion and I have doubts as to whether the vacated portion
of 77th Street would become part of the Cabana property,
since they are not part of the same root parcel."
In a meeting held recently, the following plan was
drafted to address the issue.
The city will vacate the portion of 77th Street
which extends westward of the unnamed street con-


necting 77th and 75th Streets.
The vacated right of way becomes unencumbered
by the public dedication, and becomes part of Lot 7 of
the Holmes Beach Development Third Unit, which is
owned by Moynihan.
Moynihan will deed the southernmost 30 feet of
the vacated right of way back to the city and/or the
Holmes family. The city will retain a 10-foot deeded
strip of land.
Holmes will deed a 20-foot-wide strip of land to
the city. The northerly 10 feet will go to Moynihan and
the southerly 10 feet will go to the city to create a per-
manent, deeded access between 77th Street and the
public beach area.
Dye stated that there are still issues to be decided
that may involve the Kabris family joining in convey-
ance of a small strip of land at the western end of the
beach access, as well as a final determination to be
made by the city commission regarding the ultimate
ownership of the Cabana structure.
"The Cabana structure is halfway in the proposed
public walkway and halfway in the Holmes' property,"
said Dye. "I have reservations as to whether this ar-
rangement will work."
Assistant Superintendent of Public Works Bill
Saunders is working on coordinating the legal descrip-
tion of each of the parcels and Dye will prepare the
appropriate deeds and documents to present at a future
city commission meeting.


Wet, wild, wash-tub surfing
The surf was up, although churning like a wash tub
Sunday, it was overcast, hazy and cold, but un-
daunted surfers still took a chance to catch a ride-
able wave. After all, the opportunities for surfing the
waters off Anna Maria Island beaches in the usually
calm Gulf waters are rare enough. Islander Photo:
J.L. Robertson.


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Men's Club at noon Tuesday, Jan. 15, at the fellowship
hall of Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria City.
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Maria Island and sports editor of the Orlando Evening
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Pancake breakfast Sunday
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pancakes are sausage, orange juice and coffees. Details
are available at 778-4769.

Business at Island library
to be brisk in January
A full January schedule inaugurates the new year
at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
On exhibit during the month are "Native American
Artifacts" presented by James and Jocelyn Hicks and
the "Women in Photography" exhibit from the Anna
Maria Artists Guild.
A feature of the month will be the Friends of the
Library book sale starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26,
with books of every description offered for bargain
prices.
The month's schedule (bearing in mind that the
library will be closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, Jan. 21):
Monday, Jan. 14 and 28, 8:30-10 a.m., Internet
class for beginners (advance registration required at
778-6341).
Tuesday, Jan. 8 through 29, from 1 to 4 p.m., vet-
erans service officer to interview clients (by appoint-
ment at 749-3030).
Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 29 and 30, noon to
4 p.m., AARP's 55 Alive safe-driving program for se-
niors (registration required at 922-9793).
Wednesday, Jan. 9 through 30, starting at 7 p.m.,
Family Storytime.
Saturday, Jan. 12, at 10:30 a.m., origami class.
The library opens weekdays at 10 a.m., closing
Monday and Wednesdays at 8 p.m., Tuesdays and
Thursday at 6 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 5 p.m.
Further information may be obtained at 778-6341.

Class in origami Saturday
at Island Branch Library
Judy Pruitt will teach a class in origami Saturday,
Jan. 12, at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
The class in paper "folding" will convene the sec-
ond Saturday of every month at the library at 10:30
a.m. It is open to adults and to children third grade and
up. Details may be obtained at 778-6341.

Resident hosting 'Bassic Solo'
Dr. Frances Smith-Williams will host a "Bassic
Solo" program at her home, 625 Emerald Lane, Key
Royale, at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15.
The concert will be by John Miller, colorful bass-
ist sponsored by the Manatee Symphony Association.
Donation is $12, and checks payable to Manatee Sym-
phony Association should be mailed to Mary Jett, 4460
Ironwood Circle, AD307, Bradenton FL 43209.
Further information may be obtained at 794-8735.

Aerobics classes to begin
Two aerobics classes are to begin this week at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria City.
The one-hour sessions, led by Tanya Slack, will be
at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, starting Jan. 10, and at 9 a.m.
Friday, starting Jan. 11. Cost is $4 for members, $5
non-members. Details may be obtained at 778-1908.


O'Connor rolls from bowling to golf
Bill and twin brother George O'Connor annually
sponsor a bowling tournament to benefit the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, but it seems
another sport has caught Bill's. fascination.
O'Connor is manager and part owner of a new shop
in Bradenton that specializes in "everything golf"
and is shown here with Golf Etc. 's gargantuan
mascot. The store is located in the new plaza at 3442
53rd Ave. W. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

Garden club to hear from deputy
on crime prevention
The Anna Maria Garden Club will hear about
crime prevention from an expert when it meets
Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 12:30 p.m. at Roser Memorial
Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City.
Speaker will be Manatee County Sheriff's Deputy
Al DiMayo, who is with the Crime Prevention Unit.
Details may be obtained at 778-0256.

Longboat Center for Arts
sets plans for January
Workshops, theater, music and fashions are among
the January offerings of the Longboat Key Center for
the Arts, 6860 Longboat Drive.
Workshops are planned at the center in clay sculp-
ture Jan. 11 to 13, watercolor Jan. 18-20 and Jan. 26
and 27, sculpture techniques Jan. 19 and 20.
A live theater presentation, "Gertrude Stein,
Gertrude Stein, Gertrude Stein," will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 15, featuring Dr. Katherine Burkman.
The center's haute couture luncheon and "wearable
fashions show" will be at the Longboat Key Club at
noon Jan. 24.
For the fifth season Longboat's Al Hixon will
present Tuesday jazz concert/lectures, beginning with
Swinging Strings Jan. 22, followed by Twisting in the
Woodwinds Feb. 12, Percussion Discussion March 12,
and Bright, Bold and Brass April 9.
Further information, including prices, may be ob-
tained by calling 383-2345.

Deputy's 'Identity Theft' program
at Island library Tuesday
Manatee County Sheriff's Deputy Al DeMaio will
discuss "Identity Theft" at a free public program at 2
p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
A member of the sheriff's Crime Prevention Unit,
he will discuss how thieves access personal informa-
tion and use it to open credit card and bank accounts -
and how individuals can prevent such thefts or handle
them if necessary.
Further information is available at 778-6341.


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THE ISLANDER 0 JAN. 9, 2002 M PAGE 11


Obituaries


Richard Allan Butterfield
Richard Allan Butterfield, 58, of Bradenton, died
Dec. 30.
Born in Hastings, Mich., Mr. Butterfield came to
Manatee County from Cold Water, Mich., in 1965. He
worked at Regal Cinemas Hollywood 20 theater in
Sarasota. He attended Roser Memorial Community
Church, Anna Maria City.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday,
Jan. 12, at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512
Pine Ave., Anna Maria City. Memorial contributions
may be made to Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, 341
Bayshore Drive, Osprey FL 34229. Toale Brothers Fu-
neral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by sister Lois Hommerson of
Englewood and brothers Fred 0. of Sunrise, Don E. of
Bradenton, and James A. of Sarasota.

Mary F. Chapman
Mary F. Chapman, 74, of Bradenton, died Jan. 1.
Born in Avon, N.Y., Mrs. Chapman came to Mana-
tee County from there in 1962. She worked for the
transportation department of the City of Bradenton. She
was Catholic.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of
Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL
34238. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Manatee Avenue
Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by daughter Margaret Goldschmitt
of Bradenton Beach; sons James M. of Sanibel Island
and Charles E. of Bradenton; sister Carol M. Cormick
of Avon; brother Joe Coonan of Fairport, N.Y.; and
five grandchildren.

John F. Elmer
John F. Elmer, 65, of Bradenton Beach and Com-
merce Township, Mich., died Jan. 1.
Born in Detroit, Mr. Elmer was a winter visitor for
the past two years. He was a retired tool and die maker


Beach renourishment starts soon
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 10
satisfied that with the conditions to protect the nesting
season, particularly with a mid-February start date.
But with the project expected to take two to three
months to complete, Fox said precautions must be
taken "as we get into April and more so in May. Hope-
fully, by then, you guys will have quieted down," she
said.
If equipment is still on the beach after May 1, it
could impact the turtles, she said.
"We hope to be out of here by then," said Sam
Morrison of Great Lakes. But his two- to three-month
estimate to complete the project must be tempered with
no weather delays or other unforeseen problems, he
said.
Morrison expects work crews to start bringing pipe
on the beach in the Anna Maria section around Feb. 1.
The dredge should be offshore and in position by Feb.
15.
"We should be able to start pumping sand around
mid-February," to the Anna Maria portion, said
Newman.
That will give Anna Maria residents a first-hand
look at the controversial sand that has taken nearly six
years to reach city shores.
But don't expect a lot of nice, white sugar sand, at
least not initially.
"There have been a lot of concerns about the color
and size of the sand," said Charlie Hunsicker, Mana-
tee County Ecosystems Administrator and local project
manager for beach renourishment. Initially, the sand
will come in wet, making it dark in color, and it will
take some time to dry out, he said.
The Anna Maria section will take seven to 10 days
to finish, Morrison said. After completion, the pipes
from the dredge will be dismantled and moved to a
location near the Martinique condominiums in Holmes
Beach. This spot then becomes the point where the
pipes will pump in sand from the dredge for the dura-
tion of the project, said Morrison.
Work crews will then lay pipe from the onshore
Martinique site north in Holmes Beach to pump sand


with Standard Die and Fabricating Co. in Livonia,
Mich., for more than 30 years. He served in the U.S.
Navy. He was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic
Church in West Bloomfield, Mich.
Visitation and services will be in Farmington Hills,
Mich., at a later date. Burial will be in Holy Sepulchre
Cemetery in Southfield, Mich. Memorial contributions
may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O.
Box 15587, Sarasota FL 34277-1587. Griffith-Cline
Funeral Home, Island Chapel, was in charge of local
arrangements.
He is survived by wife Mary L.; daughter Theresa
Lilly of Rochester Hills, Mich.; sons John of Oxford,
Mich., Charlie of St. Clair Shores, Mich., Edward of
Metemora, Mich., and Joseph of Lake Orion, Mich.;
stepsons Paul Smith of Milan, Mich., Eric Smith of
Dearborn, Mich., and mark Smith of Fort Lauderdale;
brother Jim of Oxford; and 11 grandchildren.

George Timothy Whitehead
George Timothy Whitehead, 56, of Bradenton,
died Jan. 4.
Born in Cheverly, Md., Mr. Whitehead came to
Manatee County from Annapolis, Md., in 2000. He was
a retired electrician with Pepco Electric and Power
Company. He served in the U.S. Army National Guard.
He was a member of Moose Lodge No. 2188,
Bradenton Beach, American Legion Kirby Stewart
Post. No. 24, Bradenton, and the Maryland Fraternal
Order of Police. He was Episcopalian.
Visitation and memorial services were Jan. 7.
Memorial contributions may be made to Church of the
Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach FL
34217, or Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand
Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238. Griffith-Cline Funeral
Home, Island Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife JoAnn; daughter Kimberlee
Mantici of Columbia, Md.; brothers Ed of Manhattan
Beach, Calif., Allen of New York City, and Bob of
Front Royal, Va.; father Ray; stepmother Isabel; and a
grandson.


for that section, then extend the pipe south and com-
plete Holmes Beach. The pipe will then be extended
farther south to Bradenton Beach for the final pump-
ing phase of renourishment.
With good weather, beach renourishment should
be finished by May 1, predicted Morrison.
But not everyone was totally happy with the up-
coming project.
The staging area for beach renourishment will be
the Manatee Public Beach parking lot in Holmes Beach
and it means the temporary loss of approximately 150
of the 550 parking spaces there. That didn't sit too well
with Cafe on the Beach operators Gene Schaefer and
Dee Percifield.
"This is our busiest time of the year," said
Percifield. "We normally do 43 percent of our annual
business in February, March and April." With the loss
of 150 parking spaces, the restaurant, which is leased
from the county, could lose between $250,000 to
$300,000 in revenues during that time, she said.
"If beachgoers don't have a place to park, they
won't stay there," she predicted.
But beach renourishment is something that is
needed, said Percifield, and she and Schaefer are just
hoping Great Lakes and the county can minimize the
impact of all the pipes and equipment in that location.
Spadoni sympathized with their problem, but said
that "staging areas are tough to find," on Anna Maria
Island. "That's why we are using the public beach." It's
the only available location that fits everyone needs, he
said, but "we'll try and avoid a lot of activity."
But once the pumping begins onshore near the
Martiniuqe, the pipes will remain on the beach until the
project finishes, unlike in Anna Maria. That means
beachgoers and bathers in Holmes Beach and
Bradenton Beach will have to manuever over and
around the pipes for at least two months.
"We'll work 24 hours a day, seven days a week,
including holidays," said Morrison, to get the job done
as quickly as possible.
"Just get done by May 1," said Fox.
County officials and Great Lakes will try to hold
a weekly briefing each Monday during the project to
discuss upcoming work for the next seven days and
work already completed, Hunsicker said.


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Playwright coming for Players opening nights


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Imagine coming home after years abroad to find
the 97-year-old grandmother you had thought dead was
instead living in a small
room off the kitchen of the
family home.
Michael McKeever
imagined it and the Island
Players will bring it to the
stage beginning Friday, Jan.
-Aew 18. To see his "37 Post-
cards" produced again,
McKeever will be here for
its first three days.
McKeever A resident of Davie, a
Ft. Lauderdale suburb, he
will be on Anna Maria Island from opening night
through the matinee Sunday, Jan. 20, to help where he
can and visit with Islanders.
As he explains the play, Avery Sutton brings his
new fiancee Gillian home from Europe to visit the fam-
ily he hasn't told her about. He finds things quite dif-
ferent from his memories, and she finds the whole out-
fit quite odd.


The old family home, for example, is tilting into a
sinkhole. Aunt Esther is running a profitable phone-sex
operation out of the kitchen. Mom and Dad seem
oblivious. And there's Grandma....
The playwright is a story himself, changing from
success to success at age 32. He was art director for an
NBC television affiliate in Miami and for a film and
production house when he chucked it all and concen-
trated on writing.
That was six years ago, and since then he has writ-
ten 10 plays, "37 Postcards" fitting into about the
middle of his winning string. It has been produced in
New York City, along with his other plays that have
appeared there, in Florida and in regional theaters on
the Atlantic Coast.
At the Players, David Haynes will play Avery and
Jane Spelvin will be Gillian. Other key players are Barry
Lessinger, Robin Rhodes, Jo Kendall and Miriam Ring.
Directing "37 Postcards" is Kelly Woodland, who has
staged so many successful productions for the Players.
Anne Fasulo is stage manager, Phyllis Elfenbein set de-
signer, Don Bailey costume designer. Lighting is by Tim
Chew and sound by Walt Schmidt and Bob Grant.
Curtain times for "37 Postcards" are 8 p.m. except
for three Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. It runs through Feb.


Benefit performance
A rare Monday performance by the Island
Players on Jan. 28 will be a benefit for the effort
to save Perico Island from high-rise condomini-
ums and over-development.
The play "37 Postcards" will be followed by
a champagne reception, for which $30 donations
will go to the effort as well to Concerned Citi-
zens of Manatee County.
Tickets may be purchased at Ginny's Antiques
& Art, 5600 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, and
DeVine Wines, 5706 Manatee Ave., W., Bradenton,
or by telephoning 795-0841 or 792-0845.


3 and there are no performances Mondays with the ex-
ception for this run of a benefit performance for Con-
cerned Citizens of Manatee. Benefit tickets are not sold
at the theater and for information on that performance,
call 795-0841 or 792-0845.
Regular performance tickets at $14 may be pur-
chased by calling 778-5755 or at the box office, which
is open from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. daily. The theater is at
Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue in Anna Maria City.


Streettife


Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Dec. 29, 9906 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria Coin Laun-
dry, grand theft. The dollar coin changer was stolen
from the wall of the laundromat, according to the re-
port.
Dec. 30, 902 S. Bay Blvd., Rotten Ralph's restau-
rant, trespass. A man walked into the restaurant and
proceeded into the kitchen, and according to the report,
began going through the refrigerators. The man is not
an employee and caused a scene when the manager
asked him to leave the property.
Dec. 31, 500 block of Magnolia Avenue, seized
tag. Deputies seized a temporary tag with altered dates
on it and seized the vehicle it was on because, accord-
ing to the report, the vin number did not match the tag.


Jan. 2, 300 block of Spring Avenue, burglary. A ste-
reo was reported stolen from the dashboard of a Jeep.
Jan. 2, 200 block of Cypress Avenue, burglary. A
woman's jacket was reported stolen from an unlocked
vehicle.

Bradenton Beach
Dec. 27, 2500 block of Avenue C, domestic bat-
tery. A man was arrested after police were called to his
home twice in one night regarding a domestic dispute.
The defendant's live-in girlfriend reported that her
boyfriend had been drinking and was becoming in-
creasingly violent toward her. According to the report,
when the woman tried to leave the residence, her boy-
friend began throwing chairs at her. She called police
from her cell phone, but did not press charges.
Dec. 28, 2700 Gulf Drive N., suspended license.
After pulling over a driver for failing to dim the high-
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Dec. 29, 1800 Gulf Drive S., miscellaneous traffic.
A driver was given a verbal warning for not having
parking or brake lights on his boat trailer and for not
having proof of registration.

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Dec. 30, 2900 block of Avenue E, dog bite. A man
reported that he was bitten on the back of his legs by
two dogs that got loose from their owner. However,
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Jan. 1, 600 block of Key Royale Drive, theft. A
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Jan. 2, 4500 Gulf Drive, theft. A man reported the
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Jan. 2, 300 block of 57th Street, theft. A man re-
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10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Ballroom dance lessons begin
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City. Information: Robin
Rhodes, 778-1687. Fee applies.
6 to 7:30 p.m. Parent Support Group at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria City. Registration: 778-1908. Call ahead
for babysitting services.
6 to 9 p.m. Dolphins of the Gulf presentation at Mote
Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway,
Sarasota. Pre-registration: 388-4441. Fee applies.

Thursday, Jan. 10
10 to 11:30 a.m. Behind the Scenes at the Sarasota
Opera House with director Susan Danis is hosted by the
Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive,
Longboat Key. Reservations: 383-8811.
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Aerobics classes with Tanya
Slack at the Anna Maria Island Community Center,,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City. Information:
778-1908. Fee applies.
1 to 2 p.m. Asolo Theater Guild Playreaders and Per-
formers present "Nichols and May Revisited" at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria City. Information: 778-1908. Fee ap-
plies.
7 p.m. Sarasota Shell Club Hawaiian theme meeting
at Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Park-
way, Sarasota. Information: Fran Schlusemann, 739-
0908.

Friday, Jan. 11
7:30 to 9 a.m. -Longboat Key Chamber of Com-
merce awards breakfast with guest speaker Nancy
Ploeger from the Manhattan N.Y., Chamber of Com-
merce, held at the Colony Beach and Tennis Resort,
1620 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Informa-
tion: 387-9519. Fee applies.
9 to 10 a.m. Aerobics classes with Tanya Slack at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria City. Information: 778-1908. Fee
applies.
10 a.m. to noon Demonstration by watercolorist
Barbara Singer at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Ma-


rina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-7923.
5 to 7 p.m. Town of Longboat Key exhibit opening
reception at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, Joan
M. Durante Pavilion, 6890 Longboat Drive, Longboat
Key. Information: 383-2345.

Saturday, Jan. 12
10.-30 a.m. Origami class at the Island Branch Li-
brary, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
778-6341.

Sunday, Jan. 13
8 to 11:30 a.m. Pancake breakfast and bake sale at
St. Bernard Catholic Church in the church activity cen-
ter, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
778-4769.
8 p.m. Toccoa Falls College singing ensemble at
Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria
City. Information: 778-0719.

Monday, Jan. 14
8:30 to 10 a.m. Internet class for beginners at the
Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 778-6341. Registration required.
9 a.m. Widowed persons "Coffee and Conversation
Hour" with guest speaker Jack Fones at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria City. Information: 778-1908.
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Blood drive at the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria City. Appointments: 778-1908.
12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Irish dance lessons at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria City. Information: John Corbett, 778-
2416.
7 p.m. The Hunt for Red Tide lecture at Mote Ma-
rine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway,
Sarasota. Information: 388-4441. Fee applies.

Tuesday, Jan. 15
10 a.m. The Manatee Symphony Association pre-
sents "Bassic Solo" with hostess Frances Smith-Will-
iams at her home, 625 Emerald Lane, Holmes Beach.
Information: 794-8735. Fee applies.
Noon Roser Men's Club lunch with guest speaker
Kent Chetlain in the fellowship hall at Roser Memorial
Community Church, 412 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City.
Information: 778 0414.
1 to 4 p.m. Veteran's Service Officer available to
interview clients at the Island Branch Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 749-3030.


THE ISLANDER 0 JAN. 9, 2002 U PAGE 13
By appointment only.
2 p.min. Manatee County Sheriff's Deputy Al DeMaio
speaks about "Identity Theft" at the Island Branch Li-
brary, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
778-6341.
7:30 p.m. "Gertrude Stein, Gertrude Stein, Gertrude
Stein" with Katherine Burkman at Longboat Key Cen-
ter for the Arts, 6890 Longboat Drive, Longboat Key.
Information: 383-2523.

Wednesday, Jan. 16
12:30 p.m. Anna Maria Garden Club crime prevention
presentation by Manatee .County Sheriff's Deputy Al
DeMaio at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria City. Information: 722-5902.
7 p.m. Family storytime at the Island Branch Li-
brary, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
778-6341.

Coming up:
* Manatee County Fair opens Jan. 17.
* Island Garden Club meeting at the Church of the An-
nunciation Jan. 17.
* Hawaiian luau at American Legion Post #24 Jan. 18.
* "37 Postcards" opens at the Island Players theater Jan.
18.
* "Jazz 'n Pizzazz" by the Jazz Club of Sarasota at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center Jan. 18.
* Quilting and watercolor art demonstrations at Island
Gallery West Jan. 19.
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Anna Maria tries another compromise sign


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Just a few days after Holmes Beach city commis-
sioners rejected a compromise sign for the Manatee.
Trolley that had displaced the manatee logo to
which some Anna Maria residents took offense -
Anna Maria City Commissioner Linda Cramer has
come up with yet another "compromise" in hopes of
getting all three Island cities to agree to a uniform sign.
Cramer unveiled her compromise at a meeting Jan.
7 of the Anna Maria members of the Island Trolley
Marketing Committee.
This latest sign design puts the trolley drawing at the
top and the circle indicating the stop number nearer the
bottom.
The new sign was recommended by the committee
members and Cramer will take the sign to the Anna
Maria City Commission meeting at 7 p.m. Jan. 10 for
approval. She is scheduled to present her compromise
to the full Island Trolley Marketing Committee at a
5:30 p.m. meeting in Holmes Beach the same day.
Holmes Beach city commissioners had rejected the
first compromise sign for the Manatee Trolley offered
by Manatee County Area Transit marketing manager
Susan Hancock, opting instead to stay with the origi-
nal sign that includes the "Anna Maria" manatee logo
- a chubby manatee waving from the trolley window.
The Anna Maria City Commission, on advice from
the city's Environmental Education and Enhancement
Committee, had rejected the original "Anna Maria" mana-
tee depicted on the sign on the grounds it looked like a
cartoon character- like something from Disney. That led
to the compromise effort by Hancock and MCAT to get
a "uniform" sign acceptable to all three cities.
But any compromise sign acceptable to all three
municipalities now looks like a long shot, at best.
Hancock said Holmes Beach "has approved the origi-
nal sign and they are staying with it." Bradenton Beach has
also approved the original sign, but will poll its commis-
sioners to see if they would accept a compromise.
Bradenton Beach Mayor John Chappie said the
trolley sign will be an agenda item for the Jan. 17 city
commission meeting.
At the Jan. 7 meeting in Anna Maria, Holmes
Beach City Commissioner Don Maloney told Cramer
that "what you have to do is satisfy the people of Anna
Maria first," before bringing another sign to Holmes
Beach or Bradenton Beach.


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Remember, said Maloney, "The signs only became
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Anna Maria doesn't even have to have signs,
Cramer told the Jan. 7 meeting.
While that might sound like good news to some Anna
Maria residents, the bad news from Cramer is that the
county will pay for the signs at the trolley stop locations,
but if Anna Maria only wants benches and no posted signs,
the city has to cough up the money for the benches.
Each of the 13 benches will cost $200, said
Cramer, plus a monthly rental fee from the bench com-
pany. The current benches for MCAT bus stops don't
cost the city anything because they are part of a chari-
table campaign done by the sign company.
If a sign is put on the bench to advertise the trol-
ley, charity goes out the window and the city has to
pay, Cramer said.
But the city can still go with the original trolley
sign with the manatee logo, said Hancock. "If they


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by Anna Maria City Commissioner Linda Cramer.

want to have signs, a sticker could be provided" to
cover up the offensive manatee, Hancock said.
There is no question of having two different signs,
one for Anna Maria and one for Bradenton Beach and
Holmes Beach, she said.
Even if Anna Maria rejects any trolley stop signs,
"We are still going to serve Anna Maria," Hancock said.
However, not having a sign for trolley stops in
Anna Maria could put the city at odds with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, representative Pam
Dorwarth has said previously.
"We are just waiting to hear what Anna Maria
wants to do. I'm still hopeful they will approve the
signs," said Hancock.
She also said it's not fair to assume that everyone
in Anna Maria opposes the signs. She's had several
calls from business people in the city who favor the
manatee design and are "embarrassed" by the vocal
opposition from a few people to such a simple carica-
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Anna Maria election is Monday
The deadline to register to vote in the Feb. 12 city
election in Anna Maria is Monday, Jan. 14, at 5 p.m.
Registration may be done at the Anna Maria City
Hall on Pine Avenue on or before Jan. 14. Registration
may also be done by mail this week at The Islander
newspaper in the Holmes Beach Shopping Center..
Anyone wishing to register to vote as late as Monday,
Jan. 14, must do so at the Anna Maria City Hall.
The election for mayor in Anna Maria is set for
Tuesday, Feb. 12. Only two candidates, SueLynn and
current Vice Mayor Tom Skoloda, qualified for the
election.
Two city commission seats were also scheduled to
be contested, but only two candidates, Chuck Webb
and John Quam, filed for the race and they will auto-
matically win those positions. Skoloda vacated his seat
to run for mayor and Commissioner Jay Hill did not run
for re-election.
Profiles of both mayoral candidates and their elec-
tion platforms will be presented in The Islander prior
to the election.

Watercolorist demonstrates
at gallery Friday
Barbara Singer will demonstrate her watercolor art
at the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island Gallery at
5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, from 10 a.m. un-
til noon Friday, Jan. 11.
Singer studied painting and sculpture at the New-
ark Museum, graduating in fine arts from Farleigh-
Dickinson University. A resident here for 22 years, her
works are of Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key.
Details may be obtained by calling 778-6694.

Irish dancing is returning
at two Island locations
Irish dancing "lessons and sessions" are returning
to Anna Maria Island at two locations on Mondays,
now through March.


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25 for Casertas
Kathy and Vic Caserta of Holmes Beach toast 25 years
of marriage in a celebration at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in
Sarasota. They were married in 1976 in the Poconos
Mountains of Pennsylvania and have lived full time on
the Island since 1999. Their celebration was in con-
junction with the Christmas ball of Michael Saunders &
Co., where Ms. Caserta is an agent. He is director of
sales for Latin America for a chemical company
headquartered in Connecticut.

The series is open to adults and teenagers. Instruc-
tion covers reels, jigs and hornpipes, plus polkas and
waltzes.
The sessions are from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on this
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Jan. 7 and 21, Feb. 4, 11 and 25, and March 4, 11
and 18 at St. Bernard Catholic Church activity center,
248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
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18 at Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Mag-
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THE ISLANDER 0 JAN. 9, 2002 0 PAGE 15
Awards breakfast Friday
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce will
present awards and hear a New Yorker's report on re-
covery efforts at its annual meeting Friday.
Awards will be presented at the meeting, a break-
fast at 7:30 a.m. at the Colony Beach and Tennis Re-
sort, 1620 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
Speaker will be Nancy Ploeger, executive director
of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, reporting on
work to recover from the Sept. 11 terrorist attack and
programs her group has initiated to help small busi-
nesses following 9-11.
Winners of chamber awards will be announced -
Member of the Year, Eager Beaver, Chairman's Award
and Ed Moran Memorial Award. Details may be ob-
tained by calling 387-9519.
Shell club meets Thursday
The Sarasota Shell Club will meet at 7 a.m. Thursday,
Jan. 10, at the Mote Marine Laboratory aquarium, on City
Island off the south ramp of the New Pass Bridge. A Ha-
waiian theme is planned, with Hawaiian refreshments.
Further information is available at 739-0908.
Patterson new clerk
Char Patterson has joined the staff at Bradenton
Beach City Hall. She is in
charge of meeting minutes
and records in the city
clerk's office.
"The people are great,
and the work is fun," said
Patterson.
Before joining the
clerk's office, she worked in
the direct-mail division of a
company in Carmel, Ind., as
assistant to the vice presi- Patterson
dent. She also worked in
data entry for a company in Indianapolis, Ind.
"I wanted to get out of the corporate scene,"
Patterson said of seeking employment in Bradenton
Beach. "I wanted to do something that mattered."

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Remembering, art for Pay
At the opening reception of the Eighth Annual
James Pay Exhibit at the Anna Maria Island Art


'Conga line' up for art League, 5. Kush Dean by her watercolor
At the opening reception for a festive Caribbean month-long exhibit at the Artist's Guild Gallery committee "Seaworld. Mrs. Dean lives in Bradenton Beach
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Lunch: Corndog or Barbecue Beef Sandwich, Oven
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Tuesday, Jan. 15
Breakfast: Cinnamon Toast, Yogurt, Cereal
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Wednesday, Jan. 16
Breakfast: Waffle with Syrup, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Chicken and Noodles with Roll or Fish on a
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Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Hamburger Gravy or Chicken Patty, Mashed
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Breakfast: Breakfast Muffin, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza or Breaded Fish on a Bun,
Tossed Salad with Ranch Dressing, Applesauce Cup
Juice and milk are served with every meal.

Island Middle School menu
Monday, Jan. 14
Lunch: Barbecue Rib Sandwich or Chicken Wings,
Chef Salad with Dressing, Steamed Rice, Fresh Baby
Carrots with Ranch Dip, Fruit
Tuesday, Jan. 15
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza or Corndog, Chef Salad with
Dressing, Fresh Broccoli and Cauliflower, Fruit
Wednesday, Jan. 16
Lunch: Spaghetti with Meat Sauce and Roll,. or
Cheese Burger with Tater Tots, Chef Salad with
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Thursday, Jan. 17
Lunch: Macaroni and Cheese with Sausage Link and
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THE ISLANDER E JAN. 9, 2002 E PAGE 17
Colonial relay
Island school
pilgrims and
Indians played
NE relay games and
learned a Native
American dance
during their Colo-
nial Day celebra-
tion. Students
studied colonial life
S. in their social
.studies classes and
spent "Colonial
Day" gaining
hands-on knowl-
edge at various
activity centers.
Islander Photos:
S Diana Bogan.





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Wildlife photographer exhibits at gallery

With 25 years of journalism behind him, Richard
Stewart has found a gallery home on Anna Maria Is-
land for his extensive and growing collection of wild-
life photographs.
He is a new member of Island Gallery West and his
works, along with other members', are on exhibit at the
artists' cooperative gallery, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes .
Beach. ;
He finds that with its wide range of shore birds, '
Anna Maria Island is "a wildlife photographer's dream -
come true." He said he is on the Island as much as he
can arrange between freelance writing and consulting
assignments. He and his wife Lu Anne live in Tampa.
He has been an itinerant journalist, working for
newspapers on the East Coast and in Turkey, and
magazines in Boston and Detroit.
He was managing editor of the Turkish Daily News
in Ankara, where he had returned after serving there
with the U.S. Navy as a Russian linguist. Back in the .
United States after four years, he reported for newspa--..:-...
pers here and began his photographic career. .*
"Capturing natural beauty on film for others to
enjoy is my job," he said. It requires persistence and
patience "while waiting for the creatures to accept me
into their homes" so he can photograph them, he added.
Gallery West is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tues- . .
day through Saturday. Further information may be ..
obtained at 778-6648." .. '
Royal terns photographed at the north end of Anna Maria Island.
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THE ISLANDER 0 JAN. 9, 2002 PAGE 19


Islander teaches New York from beach


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Anna Maria Island's beach may not appear to be
a hotbed of intellectual and academic revolution, but
just keep an eye on Charles McMullen.
Now a permanent resident of Holmes Beach, he
was a professor for 38 years in New York state and
has graduated to a "teach from the beach" program
of his own devising.
He actually can teach from the beach, with the
help of a laptop computer and wireless phone. Usu-
ally he does his semi-interactive assigning, instruct-
ing, discussing, testing and grading from his home
a short walk up-Island from the beach. And in win-
ter he spends more time indoors than he'd like, but
he knows the beach awaits just over there.
"This method of college learning may change
the face of education permanently," he said. "It
could even do away with campuses eventually."
It took him 20-plus years to get here. That's how
long he's been visiting the Island and longing to find
a way to be here all the time and still remain in the
profession he loves and feels is important to people.
He taught for most of four decades in the State
University of New York system, mostly psychology
courses in community colleges. He has master's de-
grees in physical education, recreational administra-
tion and social science.
In 1997 he established the first "distance learn-
ing course" at Tompkins-Cortland Community Col-
lege in Dryden, N.Y., where he was professor of
psychology. This, he said, was on a compressed
video format in introductory psychology. Since then
has taught 20 courses on the Internet.
They are synchronizede" courses, he said -
professor and students don't meet at the same time
but log on to Internet "working independently but
communicating directly."
His academic work week runs from 7 p.m. Fri-
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Basketball resumes at Center after holiday break


By Kevin Cassidy
Special to The Islander
The Anna Maria Island Community Center's youth
basketball league resumed play on Tuesday, Jan. 8,
with a Division III (age 8-9) tilt between Island Survey
& Map, which is still looking for its first win, and
Duncan Real Estate, which finds itself in second place
with a 2-1 record.
Duncan needs the win in order to keep pace with
undefeated LPAC. Duncan players are anxiously look-
ing forward to a Jan. 14 matchup with league leading,
undefeated LPAC.
Division I (age 12-13) also gets back at it this week
with two games. Second place Island Discount Tackle
takes on a dangerous Jessie's Island Store team, while
Galati Marine will look for its first win on the season
when it takes on Bryant's Recycled Treasures in the
late game.
The rest of the league is back in action on Wednes-
day, Jan. 9, with the big matchup being league leading,
undefeated Island Real Estate, taking on second place and
once beaten IMG in the Premier League (age 14-16).
IMG looks like the class of the league as its lone
defeat came via forfeit when the team was stuck in
Detroit in a tournament, but anything can happen in a
game of basketball.
Division II (age 10-11) leader Sign of the Mermaid
gets back at it Friday, Jan. 11, when it puts an unde-
feated record on the line against twice beaten A-Para-
dise Realty.
If you haven't been out to the Center to catch a
game, you're missing out on some great action. Games
are played Tuesdays through Saturday and the sched-
ule is published in each issue of The Islander, so get out
there!

High School update
In my top-10 sports stories of 2001,1 I inadvertently
left out a couple of Islanders who are making contribu-
tions to Manatee High School athletics.
Brittany Parker and younger brother Chase are
both key players for their respective basketball teams.
Brittany, junior, is currently the starting center on the
girls' varsity basketball team, while Chase is a starter
on the JV b-ball team.
Chase also played on the freshman football team
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Anna Maria Island Community
Center basketball schedule
Premier League, age 14-16
Date Time Teams
Jan. 9 8 p.m. Island Real Estate vs.
IMG Academies
Jan. 12 10 a.m. IMG Academies vs.
A.M. Oyster Bar
11 a.m. A.M. Glass & Screen vs.
Island Real Estate
Jan. 14 7 p.m. Island Real Estate vs.
A.M. Oyster Bar
Jan. 16 8 p.m. A.M. Glass & Screen vs.
IMG Academies

Division I, age 12-13
Date Time Teams
Jan. 9 7 p.m. Jessie's vs. Air & Energy
Jan. 12 4 p.m. Bryant's Recycled Treasures vs.
Island Discount Tackle
5 p.m. Air & Energy vs. Galati Marine
Jan. 15 7 p.m. Galati Marine vs.
Island Discount Tackle
8 p.m. Bryant's vs. Jessie's
Jan. 16 7 p.m. Bryant's vs. Air & Energy

Division II, age 10-11
Date Time Teams
Jan. 9 6 p.m. Marco Polo vs. A.M. Island Spirits
Jan. 11 6 p.m. Acute Care Team vs. Marco Polo
7 p.m. A-Paradise vs. Sign of the Mermaid
Jan. 12 2 p.m. Sign of the Mermaid vs.
Acute Care Team
3 p.m. A.M. Island Spirits vs. A-Paradise
Jan. 15 6 p.m. A-Paradise vs. Acute Care Team
Jan. 16 6 p.m. Sign of the Mermaid vs.
A.M. Island Spirits

Division III, age 8-9
Date Time Teams
Jan. 12 Noon Duncan Real Estate vs. Danziger
1 p.m. Island Surveying vs. Larry Pearson
Jan. 14, 6 p.m. Duncan vs. Pearson

Instructional League, age 5-7
Clinics and practice continue for January; games
start Jan. 19.


Chance meeting
Kurt deBoer, left, of Holmes
Beach gives Jorg Kohlhoff of
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reminder of Anna Maria Island
after they met by chance at a
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Club. Both are Germans,
DeBoer dividing his seasons
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and retired German Army Col.
Kohlhoff happy in Sweden as a
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Murder, creation of first 'real' dictionary


There are some absolutes that we take for granted.
For those of us in the word business, a dictionary is a
given item in our quiver of tools to express ideas and
thoughts.
But think for a minute about sitting down and writ-
ing a dictionary. How do you look up a word if there's
no such thing as a dictionary?
OK, so the story of the creation of a dictionary may
not be all that exciting. You're probably thinking about
something as dull as watching paint dry. Wrong.
Simon Winchester has written a book chronicling
the story of the creation of the Oxford English Dictio-
nary, the first real compendium of words in the English
language. "The Professor and the Madman" is quite a
tale: the OED took 70 years to create, involved the aid
of tens of thousands of volunteers, and had as a vital
element of its creation a murderer. Winchester records
it all in his book.
The history of a dictionary as a murder mystery, in
other words.
"A dictionary should be a record of all words
that enjoy any recognized life span in the standard
language," Winchester writes of the proponent of the
Oxford English Dictionary, Richard Chenevix
Trench, in 1857. "And the heart of such a dictionary
should be the history of the life span of each and
every word. Some words are ancient and exist still.
Others are new and vanish like mayflies. Consider
the golden question: If someone needs to look up any
word, then it should be there for if not, the work
of reference that book purports to be becomes a non-
sense, something to which one cannot refer."
The dictionary "...would demonstrate not merely
meaning but the history of meaning, the life story of
each word. And that would mean the reading of every-
thing and the quoting of everything that showed any-
thing of the history of the words that were to be cited.
The task would be gigantic, monumental, and ac-
cording to the conventional thinking of the times -
impossible."



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they read, and would then be asked to look, super-spe-
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dictionary of the dictionary in his readings. Minor
would query Professor James Murray, the
dictionary's chief editor, as to what word quotations
were needed.
He'd then send the quotes off. About 10,000 of
them.
What was unique about Minor wasn't just his work
style. Minor did his work while residing in an insane
asylum in England, convicted of murder. He had shot
a man, convinced he was one of the band of Irishmen
who broke into his rooms at night, poisoning him and
doing vile things to his body while he slept.
Despite Minor's delusions, he was a painstaking
contributor to the dictionary, and he and Murray even-
tually became close friends.
Minor's delusions are titillating, to say the least,
but what is fascinating about the story of the creation
of the dictionary is the, well, the story of the creation
of the dictionary.
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noun as an example) must first be defined according to
the class of things to which it belongs (mammal, quad-
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task, a proper definition will probably result."

The longest serial book ever published
The Oxford English Dictionary, despite the volun-
teers laboriously poring through tome after tome to eke
out quotations illustrating usage of words, was not a
fast-track publication. Remember, it did take more than
70 years to compile.
"The expressed hope was that two parts 600
pages of finished dictionary might be published
each year," Winchester wrote of the deadline pressure.
"Murray himself tried gallantly to complete work on 33
words every day and yet 'often a single word, like
approve ... takes 3/4 of a day itself.'"
Think about that statement for a minute. A good
typist can hammer out 70 or so words a minute; the
dictionary editor was ecstatic if he could produce defi-
nitions for 33 words in a day.
"Twenty-seven years had passed since Richard
Chenevix Trench had given his famous address in
which he called for a new English dictionary. Now, in
a muddy off-white cover and with its sheets half uncut,
was the first part, 352 pages' worth of all the known
English words from A to Ant." At the time, Part I cost
$3.25 in U.S. currency.
The first "real" English word was, of course, aard-
vark.
The final volume would be published 44 years
later.
And the numbers?
The OED's final volume published on New Year's
Eve 1927. Neither Murray nor Minor was alive for the
book's grand finale. Its 12 volumes comprised 15,487
pages in length. There were 414,825 words defined,
with 1,827,306 illustrative quotations. As Winchester
put it, "Other dictionaries in other languages took
longer to make, but none was greater, grander, or had
more authority than this. The greatest effort since the
invention of printing. The longest sensational serial
ever written."
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Sheepshead in bays; grouper great offshore despite weather


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Cold fronts have stirred up the water and dropped
temperatures, keeping offshore trips to a minimum. For
those hearty souls willing to go out in the Gulf, though,
fishing has been excellent for grouper and even a few
kingfish.
Backwater fishing for sheepshead is terrific near
almost any structure. Redfish and trout are also good
bets in the bays, and there are still some catch-and-re-
lease snook out there.
Capt. Jim Kronus, new to the charter business but
not new to us as the son of the former 25-year princi-
pal of Anna Maria Elementary School, reports he's
getting into lots of small redfish, a few nice pompano
and some whopper sheepshead of 6 pounds.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said he's putting his
charters onto good catches of redfish, sheepshead,
flounder and trout. He's also finding some big catch-
and-release snook in Palma Sola Bay.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said
sheepshead, whiting and pompano are being reported.
Look for bluefish in Longboat Pass and lots of good-
sized trout are lurking in the seagrass flats. Any of the
docks on the east side of the Island seem to be a favorite
hangout for reds, Bill added.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
fishing has been slow around there due to the wind,
cold and rough seas, but there are still lots of trout be-
ing caught in Terra Ceia Bay and snook up the Mana-
tee River near the old railroad trestle.
Capt. Curt Morrison and Capt. Ryan Hackney
on the Neva-Miss said offshore fishing has been rough,
but on the days-they can get out they're bringing back
limit catches of red and black grouper and a few king-
fish.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business said he's
catching lots of small redfish with just enough big ones
to make things interesting. His best bet has been sheep-
shead, with some tipping the scales at 4 pounds.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach said he's finding redfish around the
docks and a few snook, but you've got to really hunt
for the linesiders.


Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
winter weather is producing winter fishing: lots of
sheepshead, flounder, bluefish and, for those willing to
run offshore, good catches of grouper.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said anglers
there are reeling in a few redfish, plus sheepshead to 4
pounds and some bluefish.
At the Anna Maria City Pier, look for sheeps-
head, flounder and a few bluefish, with sheepies being
the best bet. The cold has taken its toll there, too, and
fishing is slow.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez


Sandscript
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 22


And there's a post script: "One word and only
one word was ever actually lost: bondsmaid was
actually mislaid by Murray and was found, a stray
without a home, long after Battentlie-Boxxom had
been published."

Sandscript factoid
The OED was not the first English language dic-
tionary compiled. Samuel Johnson was retained by
a group of booksellers in 1746 to create a dictionary.
It took him nine years to come up with definitions
and quotations of 43,500 words. However, he win-
nowed down his work to only include ya gotta
love that "only" the previous 150 years of litera-
ture and words. Here's his rationale behind the limi-
tation:
"The language, Samuel Johnson decided, had


probably reached its peak with the writings of
Shakespeare, Bacon and Edmund Spenser, and so
there was probably precious little need to go look
further back than their lifetimes. He ruled, therefore,
that the works of Sir Philip Sidney, who was only 32
when he died in 1586, would usefully mark the start-
ing point for his search; and the last books published
by newly dead authors would mark the end."
Who the heck is Sidney? According to my trusty
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English courtier, soldier, poet and essayist."
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Captain Mike Heistand U.S.C.G. Lic.




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Concert in Austria
Anna Maria Island Community Chorus singers and members of the Key Chorale of Sarasota at Rosenburg
Castle in Austria during European concert tour, left to right, Susan Sharp, Dr. John Sharp, Winnie Schroeder,
Jackie Kimpel, Jay Kimpel, Bill Sullivan.


At 'birthplace'
Deb and Jim Pettee of Anna Maria City bring their
Islander to Abner Doubleday Field, "birthplace of
baseball," and the Baseball Hall of Fame at
Cooperstown, N.Y.


Glacial view
T.K. Smith of Anna Maria City nurses a broken arm and an Islander
aboard a cruise ship in Glacier Bay, Alaska.


Traveling Mixons
Jim Mixon of Holmes Beach and son Mark show the Newport (Vt.) Country Club what Anna
Maria Island is all about via their copy of The Islander.


Thanks for playing and remember to enter our

SUPER BOWL CONTEST in the Jan. 30 issue!





THE ISLANDER M JAN. 9, 2002 0 PAGE 25


St. Bernard Catholic Church notes 45 years


St. Bernard Parish is celebrating its 45th year
on Anna Maria Island after an anniversary mass
by the Most Rev. John J. Nevins, bishop of the
Venice Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church.
The formal celebration was in St. Bernard
Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes
Beach, and the reception after mass was in the
church courtyard, with lunch in the parish center.
Concelebrants with Bishop Nevins were the


Rev. John H.R. Ellis, pastor of St. Bernard; Revs.-
Aloysius Hribsek and John J. Mullen, S.J., retired
assistant pastors there; Very Rev. Edward Pick, dean
of the diocese deanery and pastor of St. Mary Star of
the Sea Church on Longboat Key; Rev. Gerard
Critch, Sacred Heart Church in Bradenton; Rev.
John Costello, St. Joseph Church, Bradenton; Rev.
Joseph Connelly, Our Lady Queen of Martyrs
Church, Whitfield; and Rev. Joel Schevers, retired.

Young
people sand
during the
Sievents.


Bishop on Island
The Most Rev. John J. Nevins, bishop of the Venice Diocese
of the Roman Catholic Church, chats with Islanders Mr. and
Mrs. Frank McGrath at 45th anniversary celebration of St.
Bernard Church.


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TOWN & COUNTRY
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Spacious 1 & 2 BR Apartments
Attractive Island Location
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Optional Garages
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Avenue (SR 64) and across Palma Sobl Causeway
to Perlco Island. Town & Country Perico
wil be on the left.
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Size restrictions apply.


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Realty Co.

314 Pine Avenue Anna Maria
(941) 779-0732 Toll Free: (866) 779-0732
Island Properties For Sale
Island Cafe/Business Only ..... ............. $75,000
2BR/2BA, 1BR/1BA, ground-level duplex.
North of Manatee Avenue ..................... $257,500
Sun Plaza West condo........................ $425,000
Island West (LBK) Gulffront condo. ........ $550,000
2BR/2BA bayfront home with 3BR/2BA
guest house. Income opportunity........... $897,000
Seasonal Rentals
2BR/1 BA Ground-level duplex ............... $1,800 mo
2BR/1BA Single-family home............. $2,100 mo
2BR/2BA Canal home with dock ......... $2,600 mo
Annual Rentals
* 3BR/2BA Pool home in Palma Sola Park ... $1,200 mo.
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WATERFRONT HOMES
2306 Canasta Drive .............................. S 1,095.000
201 North Harbor Drive............................ $S899,000
407 N. 20th Place.................................... S639.000
619 Ivanhoe Lane .................................... 629.000
722 Key Royale Drive .............................. S569.000
608 Emerald Lane......................... NEW S525.000
ISLAND HOMES CONDOS & LOTS
509 S. Bat BIkd........................... NEW S679.000
Bradenion Beach Club ..................... rom 5500.000
Beach-alk Townhomes Neu Project .... from S434.900
411 Spring Ave....................................... 380,000
409 Bati Palms Drive .................... NEW 5369.500
2903 Gull Drie .................................. S369,000
4002 6th Ave. .......................................... -389.000
5619 Gulf Drive...................................... 5349.000
501 70th Street ..................................... S325,000
710 North Shore lot ................................... 299.000
213 76h St.................................... NEW 5289.000
2904 Gulf Drive lot ..................................$199,900
DUPLEXES
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


CHOICE GULF PROPERTY!
Ideal partnership purchase for these two 100-by-
100-foot parcels which includes Gulffront cottage
and duplex. 100 feet to beach! Great spot for
dream home with removal of cottage and grab a
partner to purchase duplex, or resell duplex to
lessen cost of your new Gulffront home! Call for
details a property with lots of potential! Addi-
tional depth, too, on north side of Gulf lot ideal set-
ting for a pool. A rare find! $1,750,000.


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ANNA MARIA Exclusive turnkey furnished 3BR/2BA, covered deck,
enclosed lower level, two-car garage plus room for boat.$395,000.
PERICO SHORES LAKEFRONT 3BR/2BA quality home. Pristine
island. Enjoy nature and privacy plus tasteful decorating. $349,000.
HAWTHORNE PARK 3BR/2BA, furnished. Like new. $335,000.
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 lBR, Gulfviews (3 month min.)
IBR/lBA 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


NEW CONSTRUCTION

THE VILLAGE
AT HOLMES BEACH
LUXURY CONDO TOWNHOUSES
MODEL NOW OPEN
3800 6th Avenue, Holmes Beach










3BR/2BA
1,700 sq.ft. Living Area
Heated Pool
Large Private Garage
Elevator Available
Steps to Beach/Shopping
Starting at $375,000
Developer Pays Closing Costs
The Village at Holmes Beach Development, LLC
Call: Jon Tipton, 941-779-9464
VISIT US AT
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TWO STROLLERS both only one year old. Kool
Stride jogging stroller, new $400, for sale $165.
Zoobar Walk Air Stroller, new $150, for sale $50.
383-5307.

ROLL TOP DESK $100; computer work center
$125; desk $25; metal file cabinets $25; bookcase
$20; phones $5; tile kitchen table $50. 779-2017.

TWO FILE CABINETS, one four-drawer (15 by 18)
and one two-drawer. One small pool table (36 by
20). 778-0643.

FOUR POSTER BED with canopy, white canopy
top, mattress and box spring. Full size, hardly used.
Ideal for young girl. 778-4330.

REFRIGERATOR WHIRLPOOL side-by-side, ice
thru door, 26.6 cubic ft., bisque. $600. Stove GE,
almond, $100, excellent condition, 778-6158.

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










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REAL ESTATE COMPANY
3224 East Bay Dr. Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
Sales: 941-778-0700 Rentals: 778-6665
1-800-749-6665

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EXPANSIVE AND SECURE condo.
Across the street from the beach. Each unit
is 2BR/2BA. Offers pool, Jacuzzi, elevator
and covered parking.
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COZY AND QUIET, 2BR/1BA, duplex
one block from the beach. Shaded back yard
perfect for cooking out. Pets are welcome.


SALE: NIKI'S ISLAND TREASURES. Frogs 40 per-
cent off, sterling jewelry 50 percent off. Select items
50 to 75 percent off. Niki's Island Treasures, Holmes
Beach. Next to Time Saver.

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


SOCIAL CLUB NEEDS first class billiard table in
excellent condition, as inexpensive as possible. P.O.
Box 1114, Holmes Beach FL 34218.

LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPIST searching for
Island office location. Reasonable price. Must have
washroom facilities. Call Melanie at 778-3293.


GARAGE SALE SATURDAY. Jan. 12, 9 am 1pm.
Glass dining table with base, office chair, computer
station, vinyl sliding lanai windows with track, utility
table, miscellaneous items. 417 Clark Drive, Holmes
Beach.


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PINE MEADOW CHARMER.
Stained glass foyer, vaulted/beamed
ceilings and wood-burning fireplace,
3BR/2BA lakefront home. $229,900.
Becky Smith or Elfi Starrett, 778-
0700.
KEY ROYALE Elegant, easy living.
Key West-Style home, private deep-
water dock. Water views to main-
land. $725,000. Valerie Hietala,
778-0700.
RETAIL SHOPPING CENTER.
40,000 sq.ft. $3,000,000. Call Mary
Bowlby or Jim Foster, 778-0700.


For all your vacation rentals ca
Tracy Bernard or Cristin Curi
Property Managers.
941 778-6665 or 800 749-666


CASCO DORADO CONDO -
Lovingly maintained 2BR/2BA
condo, over 55 community with
clubhouse, heated pool, carport and
community boat dockage.
$101,000. Becky Smith or Elfi
Starrett, 778-0700.
SHOREWALK CONDO Beauti-
ful 2BR/2BA, community pool, ten-
nis, clubhouse. Next to shopping
and fine restaurants. Only a few
minutes from the beach. $85,900.
Robert St. Jean, 778-0700.


LAUREL OAK Spacious 4BR/3BA,
three-car garage. Executive home,
numerous upgrades, custom features.
$369,900. Call Becky Smith or Elfi
Starrett, 778-0700.


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REAL ESTATE COMPANY
65 www.WedebmckRealEstate.com


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TAG AND BAKE sale in clubhouse. Saturday Jan.
12, 9 am to noon. Huge assortment. 6300 Flotilla
Drive, Holmes Beach.

TRUNK AND TREASURE sale. Saturday Jan. 12, 8
am. Donuts, bagels, coffee and tea. Gulfshore of
Longboat Key, 3710 Gulf of Mexico Drive in the
Recreation Hall.

COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE, Saturday, Jan. 12,
9 am sharp. Wide variety of items. Town and Coun-
try Perico Apartments. 11001 Bristol Bay Drive,
Perico Island.

ROSER THRIFT SHOP open Tuesday, Thursday,
Friday 9:30am-2pm. Saturday 9am-noon. Donations
Wednesday 9-11am. Sales racks. 511 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria. 779-2733.


LOST: Diamond engagement ring Dec. 22 near Tif-
fany Place condos Holmes Beach. Family heirloom,
generous reward! 779-1380 or cell, (847) 909-5115.

FOUND: Woman's two-tone watch in North Anna
Maria. To claim call Holmes Beach Barber Shop,
778-3249.




FRESH MULLET SALE
4ore than a mullet wrapper!


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Mullet T-shirts M,L,XL $10 XXL $12
Mail order add $3 for postage and handling.
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217


HOUSE FOR SALE


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678 Key Royale Drive
53B/2BA, great room, laundry room and two-car garage.
Recently remodeled, new roof, new windows, new A/C,
new carpet and tile throughout. Newly painted Inside.
Newly stuccoed and painted exterior. $455,000.
Please call 778-6805 for appointment.






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







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EXQUISTE LAKE LA VSTA HIMEAWAY
This newly remodeled 2 or 3BR/2.5BA masterpiece
offers panoramic views over sparkling Lake La Vista!
Features include gracious Italian-tiled floors, custom
kitchen cabinetry with top of the lime European appli-
ances, spacious entry foyer, faux painted walls, tex-
tured ceilings with fans and recessed lighting and a
lovely waterside sundeck. Plenty of room for a pool.
Tailor-made for the discriminating buyer. Priced at
$669,000.
Visit our Web site at www.betsyhills.com






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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.

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


OUTBOARD 7.5 HP Mercury long shaft with tank
and line. Good order. $450. 761-0048.

SUNFISH SAILBOAT with all parts and aluminum
beach dolly. Four years old, kept in garage. Use
yourself or rent it. For sale at $1,400. Call 383-5307.

1996 CREST, aluminum 24-foot pontoon boat, 90 hp
Evinrude, bimini top, dual batteries, canvas covers, on
lift, great condition. $5,000, Holmes Beach, 778-4103.

1993 CHRIS CRAFT 16 foot, perfect condition, al-
ways covered, 90-hp Johnson, low hours, trailer.
$4,000. 778-6836.

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



NORTH BEACH VILLAGE
3BR/2BA
2-CAR GARAGE
Seasonal Rental
'Jan. 15 March 2002
$2,800 + tax, per month

Ex-calibur Realty 792-5566

Thanks for saying "I saw it in The Islander"


"WALK WITH ME..."
in paradise at
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I can make your
h < island dreams come true.
ED OLIVEIRA
REALTOR
Sales & Rentals Since 1981
Office 778-4800 *Cell
705-4800
5201 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach,
Fl 34217




Hannerle


SMoore.
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ONE OF THE KEY'S

NATURAL% RESOURCES


FREE MOTOR with best offer for pontoon boat.
1993 50hp motor works fine. Boat is stripped of old
paint and redone. New bimini, carpet, bottom paint.
Asking $2,000. Call 778-1102.

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



FULL-TIME PREP and line cook wanted with
people/customer skills for open kitchen. Also hiring
servers with fine dining experience. Will train if nec-
essary. Call Chef Damon at Ooh La La!, 778-5320.

HELP WANTED for all positions, all shifts, espe-
cially breakfast. Apply in person at Rotten Ralph's
Waterfront Restaurant, or call 778-3953.

MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR WANTED. Full
time with benefits. Cedars Tennis Resort on
Longboat Key. 383-4621.

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



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$145,000 BAYFRONT CONDO
Great bay view, heated pool, club-
house, deeded beach access, short
walk to just about everything! All of
this goes with this 2BR/1BA turnkey
furnished unit. IB79194.
$420,000 DIRECT GULF
FRONT And what a view from this
2BR/2BA condo in a well maintained
complex. Slate floor entry. Heated
pool, carport, utility area in unit.
Close to everything. IB77433.'


$315,000 ISLAND TOWNHOUSE Roomy 4BR/3BA
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.

6016 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton
(941) 778-0766 (800) 778-8448
Visit our website at www.ArvidaRealty.com


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
Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.


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.

COMPUTER TRAINING: Microsoft-certified sys-
tems engineer available to assist with in-home com-
puter training. Basic to advanced training for soft-
ware, Internet, e-mail, digital photography. Install
software programs, hardware. Serving Longboat,
Anna Maria. E-mail: AMIComputerTutor@aol.com.
Call 778-9436, cell 704-7662.



OIIDEIITIES

IW0 SALE

LOT! Lowest priced lot west of Gulf Drive,
available at $165,000. Can build up to 2,500
sq.ft. (AC'd living space) home. BONUS pos-
sible Gulf views from top floor! Lot has fruit and
palm trees and is close school. Survey and info
on site at 4806 Gulf Drive.
GULFFRONT 2BR/2BA condo has beautiful
Gulf and beach views, granite countertops,
new tile/carpet, pool, tennis. Totally renovated
unit is available for $405,000. 5300 Gulf Drive,
Martinique North Unit 102.
BAYVIEW 2BR/2BA, ground floor condo is be-
ing completely remodeled, just steps to pool
and tennis. Granite counters, new tile and car-
pet throughout, 200 sq.ft. bonus outdoor living
area with fountain, plus screened lanai. 701
Manatee Ave., Westbay Cove South, Unit 703.

Lcbinscn properties
778-4523 cr SCC-977--8C3
FSBO/Brokers Protected


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


KEY WEST-STYLE HOME IN ANNA MARIA
Anna N laria is the spectacular backdrop for this charming,
new Key West-style q bedroom home that is nestled on a
canal iust I 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 shurners, 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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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
SaindV's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
SHauling By the cut or by the month.
se.viLce INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
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Licensed/Insured Serving Anna Maria Island Since 1986 761-8900

Paradise Improvements 778-4173
Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist

Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
Z..i+ l Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
Lic#CBC056755



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


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WATERING RESTRICTIONS
Rules in effect for Manatee County:
> Lawn and landscape watering is limited to two days a week.
* > Addresses ending in even numbers (or A M): Tuesday *
and Saturday.
* > Addresses ending in odd numbers (or N Z): Wednes-
day and Sunday.
>- Irrigation not allowed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Irrigation
* with treated waste water allowed any time.) *
> Owners can wash their vehicles anytime as long as they *
* use a hand-held hose with a shut-off nozzle. (Pull the car on
the lawn to wash!)
S>- Rinsing boats and flushing of boat motors is allowed for ten
* minutes daily.
>- Hand-watering of plants, NOT LAWNS, is permitted any day.
M Questions or comments? Call the Southwest Florida Water 0
SManagement District (Swiftmud) toll-free: 1-800-423-1476.


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

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

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

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

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

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

THIRTY YEARS craftsman experience. Interior,
exterior, doors, stairs, windows and trim. Have saw-
mill, will travel. 745-1043 Dan Michael, master car-
penter.

TAMBOURINE LESSONS! Also available: flute,
saxophone, clarinet lessons. Beginning to ad-
vanced. Contact Koko Ray, 792-0160.

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

SHIRTS TO SHEETS IRONED. Serving the Island
for 15 years. Smoke-free environment. Pick-up and
delivery. Call Pressed for Time, 778-4192.

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

MR. BILL'S HOME REPAIR/maintenance service.
Over 30 years experience, self-employed in
construction trades. "I'm handy to have around."
779-9666.

CLEANING ON THE ISLAND by longtime resident.
Reasonable 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
discount. Call 778-2581 or 713-0676.

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



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

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

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



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 certify-
ing back flow at water meters. (FL#RF0038118)
778-3924 or 778-4461.

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

WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more by
Hunter Douglas and other major manufacturers.
Lifetime warranty. Call Island resident Keith Barnett
for a free in-home consultation. Many Island refer-
ences, 15 years experience. 941-778-3526 or 730-
0516.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WINDOW AND DOOR SILLS. Have cracked, crum-
bling, broken cement sills? Will rebuild all sills
promptly. 25-years experience. Chris, 795-3034.

WALLPAPERING Highest quality craftsmanship.
Also interior paint, custom valances, wall repair, etc.
Cell: 266-8328, (813) 679-7943.




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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.

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.

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

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

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

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 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.

WATERFRONT CONDO: 2BR/2BA with boat dock,
carport. Gorgeous waterviews, heated pool and spa.
Available now. Unfurnished. $1,200/month. 778-0176.

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

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.

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

YOU CAN HAVE the warm Florida west coast with
beautiful white sand outside your door. 1 BR efficiency
available at Resort 66 in Holmes Beach. Pool, ocean,
full housekeeping. Fully furnished. Weeks available
during March 9-30. $900/weekly. (315) 894-2304.

FOR RENT in March and April: Vacation rental
home in Anna Maria. Canalfront, heated pool, 4BR,
fully equipped. Granny's Beach Vacation Inc. 778-
0123 or 778-2469. E-mail: PatStaebler@aol.com.


STEPS TO BEACH. 3BR/2BA home, two-car ga-
rage, fully furnished, washer/dryer, quiet neighbor-
hood, small pet considered, non-smoking. Pictures
available. (813) 684-2644.

PARADISE BAY area 2BR/1 BA, extra large, turnkey
seasonal rental available now. $1,200/month. 792-
7599, 708-6189, (850) 544-4052.

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. 778-7107.

VACATION RENTALS. Condos and private homes
available on the beach and bay. By the week, month
or season. Florida Vacation Connection. 387-9709/
800-469-4852, www.FLvacationconnection.com.

TENNESSEE FAMILY VACATIONING desires to
rent fenced back yard for two collie dogs. Willing to
pay up to $500 per month. 778-0213.

BEACHFRONT NORTH SHORE 2BR/2BA, newly
remodeled, furnished stilthome on beach. Incredible
panoramic view, great fishing. Available January -
April. 778-3645.

SEASONAL RENTAL 2BR/1.5BA elevated. $1,800
per month. Available Feb. 1, 2002. Small dogs OK.
778-0998.

BRADENTON BEACH seasonal duplex, newly re-
modeled. 2BR/1.5BA. Beautiful view of Intracoastal
Waterway, quiet neighborhood, washer/dryer, dish-
washer. Short walk to beach. $2,000/month. (941)
545-3761.

GROUND-LEVEL DUPLEX: 2BR/1 BA, new carpet,
new paint. 200 ft. to Gulf. Close to stores. $715 per
month. 778-8352.

HOLMES BEACH 1BR unfurnished, two blocks
from beach. Yearly lease, references required. All
inclusive, except electric. Efficiency, furnished, sea-
sonal only. Available now. Call Maryann, (727) 461-
3384.

SEASONAL COTTAGE available January April.
200 feet to beach. Spacious 1 BR, sleeps four. Near
pier, restaurants. $550 week/$1,600 month. 778-
8571.

KEY ROYALE CANALFRONT 2BR/2BA upgraded
home. Family room, terrace, dock, garage, laundry,
breakfast bar. Bright and open. $3,600/$1,300.
Gorgeous seasonal rental. (813) 991-5462.

COZY PINK COTTAGE available January and Feb-
ruary. Steps to beach. Clean and bright. City of
Anna Maria. Daily, weekly or monthly. 778-3006.

DUPLEX 1BR/1BA tropical furnishings. Seasonal
$1,560/month; annual $750 month, $750 security.
.Water and garbage, no pets. 778-5114.


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WATER VIEW SEASONAL apartment, this season
or next. See until Feb. 1. $1,500/month. View Sky-
way Bridge and fishing piers. 778-7934.

MARCH RENTAL Gulf complex, 2BR/2BA, heated
pool, tennis, Jacuzzi. Attractive decor, reasonable.
778-3432.

LATE-SEASONAL CANCELLATION Westbay Cove
condo, 1BR and 2BR, two heated pools, tennis,
close to all. Call Sharon at Old Florida Realty. 778-
3377 or 778-3730.

AVAILABLE FEBRUARY and April. Bradenton
Beach waterfront. 1BR and 2BR apartments with
balcony. Newly renovated, fully furnished. Very
clean, private. Week, month, season or long term.
778-4555.

HOLMES BEACH 1BR furnished duplex available
March. Close to beach. Ceramic tile, neat and clean,
small pets welcome! $1,400 per month. Will rent
monthly or weekly. 778-0176.

FOR LEASE: 1,000-square feet of prime retail or
office space. 778-4451.

FURNISHED SEASONAL on lake, 2BR/2BA turn-
key furnished. All amenities, elevated over carport.
$1,800/month seasonally or $900/month annually.
No pets. 952-1592.



BAYVIEW 2BR/2BA ground floor condo. 711 Mana-
tee Ave., Westbay Cove South, #703. Call: 778-
4523 or (800) 977-0803.

PARADISE BAY, Unit 46, First Street, Cortez. Turn-
key furnished, newly redecorated. Huge living room,
front dining room, kitchen and 1BR. Lot included.
$44,500. 794-8801.

ANNA MARIA DUPLEX canalfront, fenced yard.
2BR/1 BA each side. Good income potential, excel-
lent condition, newer roof. Call Buy Owner, 745-
1999, code #50618.

HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX on 90-by-112-foot lot.
Only two and half blocks to beach. 305 57th St.
779-2114.


BEACHFRONT: Prestigious North Shore Drive
2BR/2BA, newly remodeled home with incredible
panoramic 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.

LOT west of Gulf Drive, $165,000. Close to school.
Information on-site at 4806 Gulf Drive, or call 778-
4523 or (800) 977-0803.

WATERFRONT HOME and two building lots on
separate, deep saltwater canals. All seawalled and
very close to open bay and Intracoastal, no bridges.
All to be auctioned off Saturday, Jan. 26. (800) 246-
4882.

GULFFRONT 2BR/2BA condo, $405,000. 5300
Gulf Drive, Martinique North, unit #102. 778-4523 or
(800) 977-0803.

FOR SALE BY OWNER Beautiful bayfront condo,
2BR/2BA, turnkey furnished, pool, elevator, up-
dated, close to everything. $249,500. (941) 761-
3001; jvideo2001 @aol.com.

VILLAGE GREEN VILLA completely renovated
2BR/2BA with garage. Just beautiful. Immediate
occupancy. $149,900. 725-4425.

FOR SALE ELEVATED duplex. 2BR/1.5BA each
side. Storage. One block to Gulf, two blocks to bay.
By owner, $289,500. 778-0998. TRAILER FOR
SALE Pines Trailer Park. One block to beach or bay.
Roof over 10-by-32-foot trailer, central air-condition-
ing and heat. 9- by-25-foot lanai. $19,500 nego-
tiable. 779-2087.

KEY ROYALE DRIVE 3,900 square foot. home. 4BR/
3BA, 50 ft. dock with power. New carpet, tile, decorat-
ing throughout. Walk to Key Royale golf course. Avail-
able in April. By owner, appointment only, 778-2290.

PERICO BAY CLUB Spacious 2BR/2BA, second floor
condo with garage. Overlooking beautiful Palma Sola
Bay. Beautifully maintained, gated community with 24-
hour security. $243,900. By owner. 792-8351.


PALMA SOLA largest bayfront home on two lots.
6BR/5.5BA, three stories, six-car garage. Best
value. By owner, $990,000. 795-4432.

MOBILE HOME Bradenton Beach, excellent condi-
tion, 55-plus park. Fully furnished. For information
call, 756-6096.

ANNA MARIA POOL HOME with deeded canal ac-
cess. 2BR/2BA, plus loft and hobby room. All new
paint and carpet. Gorgeous caged pool. One-car
garage and one-car carport, circle drive. $359,900.
Yvonne Higgins at Wagner Realty, 720-3879.

BEAUTIFUL HOLMES BEACH condo, 2BR/2BA,
overlooks mangrove preserve. Built in 1996. Com-
munity pool, steps to beach and shopping.
$175,000. Call 778-5388.

SUNNY DUPLEX Great location with views of the
bay. All new paint and tile. Nice lot with room for
pool. Good investment. Use for vacations, rentals or
year-round home. $264,900. Easy to see. Call
Yvonne Higgins at Wagner Realty, 720-3879.



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lication. UP to 3 line minimum includes approxi-
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5404 Marina Drive., Holmes Beach FL 34217. We're
located next to Ooh La La! in the Island Shopping
Center. More information: 778-7978.

EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All real estate adver-
tising herein is subject to the Fair Housing Act, which
makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or
discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handi-
cap, familial status or national origin, or intention to make
any such preference, limitation or discrimination Familial
status includes children under age of 18 living with par-
ents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people
securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper
will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate
which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby
informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper
are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain
of discrimination call HUD toll-free at (800) 669-9777, for
the hearing impaired (0) (800) 543-8294.


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INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY. Seven rental
units one block from beach. Classy turnkey fur-
nishings, brand new pool and common laundry.
$1,050,000. Call Dave Jones or Dick Maher at
778-4800.


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



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GREAT GULF VIEW. 2BR/2BA turnkey fumished
Island condo. Secured entry, elevator, heated
pool, sauna, tennis, extra storage. $399,900. Call
Dave Jones or Dick Maher at 778-4800.


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


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.


3BR/2BA ISLAND HOME turnkey furnished
with a dock. Front and rear decks. Catch every
breeze. $279,900. Call Ed Oliveira at 778-4800
or 705-4800.


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MILES OF SANDY BEACH for barefoot walking are
just steps from this charming beach cottage sitting
just one house from the beach. The home has been
kept in excellent condition and features a beamed
ceiling in the living room and built-in furniture.
$650,000. Bob and Penny Hall, 749-5981. 78952

WATERFRONT
BEAUTIFULLY REMODELED. Bright, open de-
sign. Access to Manatee River with no bridge ob-
struction. RV/boat storage area. Heated pool,
private dock, fenced. $284,900. Sandy Drapala,
749-5797 or Kathy Marcinko, 713-1100. 78361
STUNNING LOCATION on the Manatee River.
This rare riverfront property is divided into two
lots, two homesites. Build main residence over-
looking river and guest house on Riverview Blvd.
$1,150,000. Don Lewis, 746-3200. 78143


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

MAINLAND
ALMOST NEW HOME Tranquil treed setting with
stocked lake on large comer lot with 3BR/2BA. It's
the perfect family home in this secluded neighbor-
hood in Mill Creek. Steve Georgie, 374-3632 or
Chuck West, 374-3211. 78900
HORSE LOVER'S DELIGHT Three-stall horse
barn and tack room, fully fenced. Almost new
home with country ambiance and open spaces.
Stocked pond, front pasture. Fireplace in family
room. $259,900. Ruth Lawler, 856-0396. 77588


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Comiorlable 2BR,2BA end unit with screened lanai and
carporl. Turnkey furnished ten minutes to beach Condo
amenities include clubhouse golf course. tennis. pool and
more For sale at $85,000 Also available for seasonal rental
al $1,400 month Call Frank Migiiore. Realtor at 778.2307.





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REALTORS


WEST OF GULF DRIVE A RARE ISLAND JEWEL.
This new personal luxury Island retreat is finished in
beautiful detailed woods and includes fireplace, gran-
ite counter tops, custom cabinetry, top of the line appli-
ances and is exquisitely furnished. One large Master
bedroom, library/office, two baths and 1,773 sq.ft. of liv-
ing area. Oversized double garage, screened lanais
and open deck. Gulf views from every area. Priced at
$650,000, furnished turnkey. Please call Carol Will-
iams, Broker for private showing, 744-0700 eves.


PERICO BAY CLUB Renovated 2/2+loft townhouse. View of
mangroves. Tennis, pool and clubhouse. Gated community.


Anna Maria ~ 2BR/1BA condo on beach. $2,000
Holmes Beach 3BR/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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Bradenton
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309 Pine Avenue
Anna Maria
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800) 813-7517


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778-6696
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PERICO ISLAND
2BR/2BA Perico Island. Just listed! Excellent con-
dition. Screened porch, two-car garage. Short drive
to beach and shopping. $225,000.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX PLUS
2BR/2BA, 2BR/1 BA plus 1 BR/1 BA guest quarters.
Freshly painted and beautifully landscaped. Double
lot, short walk to beach, restaurants and shops. Gen-
erates good income. $449,900.
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 rile, Berber
carpeting, ceiling fans, screened porches, large lot, elevated,
short walk to beach. Great rental. $329,900.







Julie Gilstrap-Royal Patti Marijeren
ANNUAL RENTALS
517 72nd St. 3B/2BA on canal with boat. $1,300.
2106 Avenue B IBR/1BA duplex $650 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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~ 70+ Gulffront Units
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Across
I Where the Ishmaelites
dwelled
7 Fluffy scarf
0 With 61-Down, start of a
1956 song title
3 Guy with a cool job?
9 Gomer's TV ladyfriend
3 Green lights
1 In-flight info, for short
2 House of prayer
3 "That's enough,
I guess ..."
4 London resident
F Shoot one under
7 Like some new lawns
8 Catty?
9 Kind of cannonball
u Debussy's "Clair de __
1 Boatload
2 Food science
6 On the ball
8 Pays back
o Eleanor in a Beatles hit
1 Poetic dusk
2 Jazz singer James
5 Philly team
6 German cathedral city
7 Silly Putty container
8 "Luck of the Draw" singer
' General assembly?
_ -80 (classic
computer)
3 Postpaid enc.
It's a piece of cake
7 Crackers
Chasms
How some parents
count as a warning



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63 Urban dwellings
67 When stratocumulus
clouds are most common
68 "Everything's going to be
OK!"
70 Devil dog
71 Ships' quarters
73 Some draft picks
74 Subdivision of a legion,
in ancient Rome
75 Back bones
76 Whole
78 "Out!"
79 It may come with a key
82 Gymnastics legend
85 Expect
87 Letters at Buckingham
Palace
88 Small types
91 Ninnies
92 Emulate Rembrandt
93 Bio stat
94 Shocking
95 The industrialized nations
98 Packing
100 They're not on the
guest list
102 New pedometer reading
103 Organ knob
104 Hanker
105 They can make waves
107 Certain drink orders
110 On the beach
112 Some are famous
115 '-taggle (motley)
116 Super dupers?
117 Declaration that leaves
one in a bind?
118 Market close
119 Oscar winner Jackson
120 Numbers games
121 School of Buddhism
122 Filling pro, for short
123 Child with responsibilities,
traditionally


Down
1 Noted boxing family
2 _-Rooter
3 Celebratory air
4 Son of Odin
5 One leaving space
6 Battery part
7 Mixing site
8 Danny who sang "Good
Time Charlie's Got the
Blues"
9 Categorize
10 Math abbr.
11 Colorado native
12 Corn serving
13 "Life a dream"
14 Mythical monster
15 Mercurial
16 Time to celebrate
17 Cuckoo
18 Born, on the society page
25 Cry heard shortly before
16-Down
29 "They'll never suspect
me!"
32 Gossip fodder
33 Delivery notice?
34 Good buddy
35 Thesaurus wds.
36 Fulcrum locales
37 Quantity of data
38 Global commerce org.
39 "Star Trek: The Next
Generation" crew member
43 Audiophiles' purchases
44 Relationships
46 Inhaler user
49 Puente and Jackson
51 Before adjustments, as in
statistics
54 Park
56 Heap
58 Means end
59 Andropov and Gagarin
61 See 10-Across


63 B. & 0. stop: Abbr.
64 What a celebrant may
do at 16-Down
65 Supersize
66 Boiled
68 Letter opener
69 Scampered
72 Miracle--
74 Exam for a doc-to-be
77 Blown away
79 Landlocked land
80 Son of
81 Celebration accessory


83 Buds may be
produced in them
84 Bull markets
86 "No more!"
89 Exhaust
90 __ Frei, Chilean leader
succeeded by Allende
95 Marshy area
96 Thundered
97 Domineered, with "it"
99 Red-faced?
101 Kind of rehearsal
103 Super power?


106 Georgia et al., once:
Abbr.
108 Degrees for attys.
109 Stock exchange buy
110 Half of a 1955
merger: Abbr.
111 Sellout sign
112 Model Hurley, to
friends
113 Fruity drink
114 George W., to
George


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