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Anna Maria




Basketball goes on, page 24.


"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"


Volume 10, no. 11, Jan. 23, 2002 FREE


Renourishment stalled 'til late February


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Island residents who've waited anywhere from six
to nine years for another beach renourishment project
can add an extra month to their on-hold calendar.
Beach renourishment won't be starting Jan. 30 as the
contract with Manatee County indicates, or even mid-
February as officials of Great Lakes Dredge and Dock said
at a pre-construction conference in Bradenton Jan. 3.
According to Sam Morrison of GLDD, work crews
now won't start arriving on the Island until mid-Feb-
ruary, and the dredge won't be in place to start pump-


Second parcel


of Grassy Point


under contract

By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
The city of Holmes Beach is ready to proceed to.
closing on a second parcel of Grassy Point. City Trea-
surer Rick Ashley confirmed that an 11-acre parcel
north of the 22-acre core parcel purchased in October
is under contract with the state.
If the purchase of the 11-acre parcel goes through,
the city will own the land from Mike Norman Realty
on East Bay Drive east to the water and north to the
condominiums, said Ashley.
The Grassy Point acreage is pristine mangrove
wetlands on the bayfront south of the Anna Maria Is-
land Bridge and op-
posite Walgreens on
East Bay Drive.
Florida
Communities Trust
has been handling
the process of mak-
ing offers to land
owners and negotiat-.
ing prices.
Holmes
e Beach lofted, the
project in 1998, the
FCT approved
Holmes Beach's ap-
plication for
$847,917 in early 1999 and deadlines were extended
repeatedly, partly because of problems within the
process itself.
Jan. 27 is the final deadline for the grant and, ac-
cording to Ashley, the city would need to reapply for
grant money to pursue any remaining parcels. There-
fore the 11-acre parcel under contract is likely the last
parcel the city will purchase.
The city originally had an interest in a parcel be-
ginning at 29th Street and running along the water,
which Ashley said the city will not be able to obtain,
as well as another small lot that has been under ne-
gotiation. Ashley admits "anything can happen" be-
fore the deadline, however. If the small lot still un-
der negotiation doesn't come through, it will not
affect the project as a whole.
Ashley said the core parcel that has already been pur-
chased and the 11-acre parcel currently under contract are
not easily accessible, which prohibits plans to develop it.


ing sand onto Island beaches until "late February or
early March," he said.
Morrisson dismissed the delay as a minor obstacle.
"We are only talking a delay of about 10 days at this
point," said Morrisson, who was confident his company
could complete the project by May 1. "Yes, the delay is
pushing us back, but we can still make the deadline."
The problem for GLDD is that the company's "Il-
linois" dredge is still needed to complete the Fire Island
beach renourishment project in New York. That project
has taken longer than expected to complete, Morrisson
explained.


The delay shouldn't present a problem, predicted
Morrisson. "It's just a minor delay and the county is
aware of it."
He said the Anna Maria City portion of beach
renourishment will still be the first section completed.
He expects that to take only 7 to 10 days before crews
move down to Holmes Beach. Anna Maria's beach
renourishment is only .6 mile, from Spring Street to
Sycamore Avenue.
But a major reason Manatee County awarded Great
PLEASE SEE BEACH, NEXT PAGE


Marine display at Island elementary school
Mote Marine Laboratory volunteer Pam Connors told Anna Maria Elementary School students about several
items on display including shells, coral, a stone crab, lobster and plastinated squid. Part of the traveling
marine-life display also included an 850-gallon aquarium with blue angelfish, bigeyefish, Hawaiian goatfish


and more. Islander Photo: Diana Bogan.

Trolley logo selected by

Island transportation

planners again
Island transportation planners have selected the
happy manatee cartoon to represent the Manatee Trol-
ley signs for the Island.
Bradenton Beach Mayor John Chappie and
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore agreed to the
signage originally proposed last May for the trolley
system. Anna Maria City Commissioner Linda Cramer,
representing that city's Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh, pre-
ferred a logo without the manatee.
The issue of the signs will now go to the Manatee
County Commission for final action.
The sign squabble has stretched on for weeks, cen-
tered mostly in Anna Maria. Citizens there opposed the
logo design, calling it cartoonish and "Disneyesque."
A compromise was proposed by the Manatee County
Area Transit, then rejected, and an alternative design
was presented by Cramer as well.
Chappie said he attended a meeting in Anna Maria
PLEASE SEE TROLLEY, NEXT PAGE


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happenings

Ready, set, get busy
Kick off your weekend at a potluck supper in
Cortez Jan. 25, including a preview of a new video
"Commercial Fishing Through the Centuries." Dinner
starts at 6 p.m. at the Cortez Community Center.
On Saturday you can peruse and purchase used
books at the Friends of the Island Branch Library sale
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friends promises a huge selec-
tion.
Your Sunday afternoon can be educational, with
shark films and a speaker from the University of
Florida at Mote Marine Laboratory from 1-5 p.m.
Monday you can while away the afternoon at this
month's Anna Maria Island Historical Society presen-
tation by Andy Little of "On the Road, Again" at the
Island Branch Library and still have time to rest up
before the evening's benefit performance of Island
Players current production, "37 Postcards," with pro-
ceeds to Concerned Citizens of Manatee County.
More inside...

SIS L A N D E I
Since 1992





PAGE 2 N JAN. 23, 2002 0 THE ISLANDER
Beach delayed again
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Lakes the $8.9 million contract, even though it was not
the low bidder, was because officials had claimed they
could start Jan. 30 and thereby avoid beach
renourishment during turtle nesting season, which
starts May 1. Othercompanies in the bid process could
not begin renourishment until late April.
Turtle Watch president Suzi Fox said she was not
surprised at the delay. "These projects are notoriously
late and every time they give a date, I add 30 days."
Fox noted that one reason the company got the
contract, despite a higher price, was that the county
wanted to avoid conflict with turtle nesting season and
the heavy volume of visitors to Island beaches in the
spring.
"I'm positive [Great Lakes] didn't do it on purpose,
but I'm sure they are used to making excuses" for
project delays, said Fox. "We've been prepared since
day one that they will run late. I seriously doubt they
will be finished by May 1."
She said she and other Turtle Watch volunteers
will just have to work around the pipes, crews and
lights on the beach when turtles start returning to the
Island shore to nest. Turtle Watch will begin monitor-
ing Island beaches for signs of nesting turtles beginning
April 1, she said.
One beachfront business owner not happy with the
news was Fawn Ker of Seaside Motel in Bradenton
Beach.
Ker, who is on the Bradenton Beach Scenic High-
way Committee, has always approved of beach
renourishment as long as it was completed before the
heavy spring tourist season that brings numerous visi-
tors to the Island. The Bradenton Beach portion of the
project will be the final phase of beach renourishment,
after Anna Maria and Holmes Beach are completed.
"I'm extremely upset they are now delaying the
start. They won't finish until probably late May if
they're lucky," said Ker. "This is going to cost a lot of
people business."
With pipes on the beach and 24-hour pumping and
activity, beachgoers and stayover visitors are just not
going to put up with problems and noise. "They're
going to want to go elsewhere," she predicted.
She was also concerned that another winter storm
could seriously damage her property without the pro-
tection of the beach.
Another not-so-happy camper was Judy Giovanelli of
the Sand Pebble in Bradenton Beach, who was instrumen-
tal in urging the county to start renourishment Jan. 30.
"The whole reason I pushed for the Jan. 30 date is
because so many regular customers come here in late
April and early May. They had told me last year that if
beach renourishment wasn't done by this time next year,
they weren't returning because the beach had disappeared.


Looking for Mr. Sandbar
This area of rocks in Anna Maria will have to wait a little longer before beach renourishment starts and a


beach returns. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
"Now, we are looking at beach renourishment fin-
ishing in late May or early June, if we're lucky."
She's already taken reservations for regular visitors
in May who are coming because renourishment is sup-
posed to be finished by then. "I will have to explain to
them what happened to the beach, not Great Lakes."
Giovanelli also wondered about the contract bid
process. "Did they [Great Lakes] stretch the truth,"
when they said the could start on Jan. 30? she asked.
"Now, I wouldn't be surprised if they have yet
another excuse and can't start in early March."
The start delay may cost not only business owners
in Bradenton Beach, it may hit Great Lakes in the pock-
etbook.
Manatee County Ecosystems Manager Charlie
Hunsicker said Great Lakes has 120 days from Jan. 11
to complete the project and the contract includes finan-
cial penalties for a late finish. Any delay in completion
other than bad weather could mean a leaner paycheck
for Great Lakes, but Hunsicker said any deductions
from the $8.9 million contract would be worked out at
the end of the project.
With Great Lakes previously estimating a 90-day
time frame to complete the entire Island, it looks like
renourishment will be a problem for nesting turtles and the
spring tourist season, well into May and possibly June.


Trolley signage
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

and agreed to propose one of the compromise signs to
Bradenton Beach commissioners under the condition
that Cramer "could sell it to the commission in Anna
Maria." That "sale" did not take place, and Bradenton
Beach commissioners agreed last week to the original
sign design.
"I believe the objective was to contact each gov-
ernment on the Island individually," Cramer said of
the trolley logo issue. "I don't know why there was
no public hearing in Anna Maria. In the future, when
there is an issue for each city, it would be helpful to
have a public hearing in Anna Maria. The newspa-
pers and the public rhetoric have pointed out the
residents of Anna Maria as being difficult and ob-
jecting to everything, and this is not the case.
"It's more than a sign --it's the process of the
sign."
Whitmore said the sign was approved months ago
and only recently became controversial. "Some citizens
saw something they didn't like and decided to get in-
volved," she said. "The people just didn't get involved
until the last minute."




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Board members discuss name change

of Anna Maria Island Community Center


By Paul Roat
SThe Anna NMaria Island Community Center may
,'sooq cease to existrtransformed into the Island Center.
Or maybe the Island Community Center.
Center board member Andy Little suggested the
riaime change at last week's board of director's meet-
ing.
"People think it is an Anna Maria City center,"
Little said. "I think it's a confusing name, and it's long.
SIt's a lot of words."
"I'd like to see ,a donor come forward with the
funding for the new building, and we could name it
after them," said Center Executive Director Pierrette
Kelly, who added that historically "it was the Island
Communimty Center before it was the Anna Maria Island
Community Center."
It was, however, long known as the Island Youth
Center, until a fundraising drive for a new building in
the late 1970s led to the more encompassing "commu-
nity" title.


Candidates plan rallies
Anna Maria candidate for mayor SueLynn
has scheduled a 'Meet the Candidate' coffee
from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23 as part of
her election campaign. The coffee meeting will
be held at the home of Gail and Jim DePorre at
206 Oak Avenue in Anna Maria.
Mayoral candidate Tom Skoloda, the current
vice mayor of Anna Maria, will hold a campaign
rally on the steps of Neumann's Island Beach Store
at 427 Pine Ave. from 12-3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 2.
The Islander newspaper will host a candi-
date forum with both SueLynn and Skoloda at
the Anna Maria City Hall, Thursday, Jan. 31,
starting at 6 p.m.
The public is invited to attend any of the
campaign events.


Board treasurer Tom Breiter noted his preference
was to keep the "community" in the name. "I wouldn't
shorten it to 'Island Center' it-sounds like a strip
mall."
Nodding heads around the board table seemed to
indicate the Island Community Center name had merit
until some opposition arose.
"We've built a franchise out of the Anna Maria
Island Community Center," said board member Don
Schroder. "I'd hate to see us lose that. I'd like to see the
Community Center of Anna Maria Island."
Board member Stewart Moon also advised caution
in changing the name. "It's a big decision," he said. "At
the county chamber of commerce, it took more than a
year to change the name. I think we should look at it,
but to make a decision tonight it's a big change."
Board member Sandy Haas-Martens concurred.
"We should go slowly, with a transition period."
Board member Allen Bobo, an attorney, said he
would check with state officials to see if other entities
in Florida use "Island Community Center" and "Island
Center" and report back to the board at the February
meeting.
In other business, the board:
Heard from Anna Maria City mayoral candidate
SueLynn on her platform for office.
Heard a financial report from Tammy Katz, Little
League president, on the 2001 season. "The losses last
year were a lot less than it has been," she said, adding
last year "we lost $800, but the year before we lost
$5,000." She said that dwindling team memberships
could mean that some expansion to the mainland may
have to take place to beef up the schedule. She said that
all dues and insurance for the 2002 season have been
paid.
Agreed to expand Cindy Williamson's duties to
include taking over the role of project manager for the
hoped-for Center building expansion. A salary increase
will be included in the promotion, pending negotiations
between her and Kelly.


THE ISLANDER U JAN. 23, 2002 U PAGE 3

Meetings

Anna Maria City
Jan. 17, 2 p.m., administrative code committee meet-
ing.
Jan. 24, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Jan. 28, 7:30 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting.
Agenda: continued variance request for increased im-
pervious driveway surface at 402 South Bay, variance
request by Drago and Christine Hovat to vacate a 15-
foot-wide right of way at 812 N. Bay Blvd., and pub-
lic hearing to impose a moratorium on telecommuni-
cation towers until July 31.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
Jan. 23, 1:30 p.m., city commission workshop on au-
dit.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
Jan. 25, 8 a.m., charter review ad hoc committee meet-
ing.
Jan. 25, 1:30 p.m., police retirement board meeting.
Jan. 31, 10 a.m., code enforcement board meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Of Interest
Jan. 23, 5:30 p.m., Manatee Trolley marketing commit-
tee meeting, Holmes Beach City Hall.
Jan. 24, 9 a.m., Manatee County charter government
work session, Manatee Convention Center, Palmetto.
Jan. 28, 9:30 a.m., Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan
Planning Organization meeting, USF-New College
Sudakoff Hall, Sarasota.

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PAGE 4 M JAN. 23, 2002 M THE ISLANDER


McClash proposes city-county 'compromise' charter


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Reeling from a series of stinging rebukes to his
controversial proposal for a county charter, Manatee
County Commissioner Joe McClash has called for
compromise on the issue.
Among other changes, McClash removed the of-
fending paragraph in his proposal that called for a
county-wide comprehensive plan to take precedence
over any city plan in certain instances. And he hopes
these revisions will "clarify" the county charter issue
and lead to "compromise" at the Manatee Council of
Governments meeting Thursday, Jan. 24, at the Mana-
tee County Civic Center.
McClash said the change "makes it clear that cit-


ies keep their autonomy to have more stringent regu-
lations, less intense land use and lesser density" than
any county comprehensive plan.
He also clarified that the county could not impose
a public service tax under the charter.
McClash agreed there seemed to be a problem of
acceptance of a county charter on Anna Maria Island,
despite the fact that the three Island cities along with
Manatee County opposed the Arvida-Perico Island
project, which gave birth to the county charter idea.
"I would hope that they are the cities that have the
most to gain" with a county charter, said McClash.
But Island cities are reluctant to accept any form of
county charter government, admitted McClash. "Obvi-
ously, there is now a problem, so let's address it," he


Anna Maria celebrates Arbor Day
Anna Maria celebrated Arbor Day in Florida Jan. 18 with a tree-planting ceremony outside city hall. Manatee
County Forester Mike Kenton, center, makes the presentation of a live oak tree donated by Turner Tree and
Landscape to Keep Manatee Beautiful. Anna Maria Vice Mayor Tom Skoloda, a member of the board of Keep
Manatee Beautiful, along with executive director Ingrid McClellan and members of the Anna Maria public
works department stand ready to assist with the tree planting. The tree is expected to live about 500 years,
said Kenton. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin


Winter bird population seems down


The winter chill here was not for the birds, it ap-
pears, for the Audubon Society's Christmas count
turned up fewer birds than usual.
Pat Zalo of the Manatee County Audubon Society
said the numbers were down in the count of Anna
Maria Island and Longboat Key, but "the weather was
awful that day, maybe they were taking shelter."
That was Dec. 26, when the temperature was low
and the wind high, and Zalo thinks sea birds were
blown out of their usual roosts at least for the day.
And the weather was so blustery that boats could
not cross to the island roosting places, which most
years add considerably to the totals.
As usual, laughing gulls led the count with 1,286
sightings on the day on the islands. Especially notable
were the sightings of four least terns, an endangered


species rarely seen.
Altogether the "Gulf Circle" count showed 5,487
birds of 67 species.
On mainland Manatee County, the "Bradenton
Circle" count was done in more favorable weather the
Saturday before Christmas and the results were "about
average," although the figures were not available, said
Zalo.
"We didn't see a lot of birds we usually see," she
noted. "It's been very dry for them, we think they found
other places more to their liking."
An unusual sighting near Ellenton was a flock of
black-bellied whistling ducks, rarely seen in these parts.
"On the upside," Zalo said, "there were fewer star-
lings this year they're a nuisance bird, so the fewer
the better."


Keep fighting Cortez Road job, opponent urges


The left-laning of Cortez Road is far from starting,
Cortezians have been reminded, so don't give up the
fight against it.
The Florida Department of Transportation pro-
poses to insert a center lane for left turns from 119th
Street to the Cortez Bridge in the cause of pedestrian
safety and traffic efficiency.
That would necessitate widening the road, the
major east-west way through Cortez, bringing it nearer
some residences there.
Mary Fulford Green, long an opponent of the wid-
ening, has objected again in the Cortez Village Histori-


cal Society newsletter which she edits.
The lifetime Cortezian and treasurer of the so-
ciety reiterated charges that the project would "en-
danger the lives of those living in houses along the
road," and urged opposition in the form of letters,
petitions and speeches before the Manatee County
Commission.
DOT had hoped to contract the project in June
2002, but that would put construction into the winter
season. It delayed any action until the work could be
done in the summer of 2003. Cost is estimated at
$666,000.


said. He hoped the spirit of compromise would prevail
at the Jan. 24 meeting.
Anna Maria City Commissioner John Michaels
isn't buying the idea of a compromise, at least not right
now. He wants county commissioners to hear from
their constituents before making any move to place a
county charter on a ballot.
"That's not the issue at the moment," Michaels
said. "The consensus of the [Island] cities is to have the
visionary process first and see what the public wants."
The visionary process, estimated to take 12 to 18
months, would take input on what the public wants for
Manatee County in the future and provide these data to
the county commission. Michaels estimated it would
take a year or more to complete the process.



Pier, street


improvements


proposed in


Bradenton Beach

By Paul Roat
Changes may be a-comin' in Bradenton Beach, as
city commissioners provisionally approved improve-
ments to the city pier and moved forward to expand the
fledgling street paving projects begun last year.
City Commissioner Bill Arnold presented a laun-
dry list of improvements needed to the city pier last
week during a work session. Commissioners agreed by
consensus to his suggestions, but must take.formal ac-
tion at an upcoming city commission meeting.
Arnold's pier list ran the gamut from major elec-
trical repairs to fixing the lock on the men's room door.
For the electrical work, commissioners agreed to con-
tact Herb Dolan of Service Electric to work up prices
for the 14-plus electrical items on Arnold's,list.
Arnold also suggested the city commission con-
sider replacing the wooden benches at the pier with
benches made from recycled plastic. The plastic
benches are more vandal-proof, Arnold said, and
benches presently in use at the pier could be relocated
to other spots in the city.
Commissioners also agreed to have a public works
employee spend several hours every day at the pier
doing regular maintenance.
Georgia Meier, operator of the Bridge Street Pier
& Cafe at the city pier on Bridge Street, said she had
several items of concern regarding the restaurant.
Meier holds the franchise to operate the city pier, pay-
ing a percentage of her revenue to the city monthly.
Those pier funds are held in a special restricted account
and may only be used for pier improvements.
Some windows in the restaurant don't close and
Tropical Storm Gabrielle damaged the roof and caused
water damage to the interior of the restaurant, she said.
Meier also suggested the city consider splitting her
cost for an air conditioning-heating system at the pier.
And birds are proving to be a real pest for restau-
rant patrons, with one aggressive crow snatching a
whole sandwich out from under one diner's face, she
said.
Commissioners agreed to allow her to string fish-
ing line over the dining area to curb the bird problem.
The commission did not take any formal action on the
AC, roof or water damage issues.
As to paving, commissioners directed Public
Works Director Buddy Watts to create a map of the
city, broken into three areas, which would list street and
easement condition regarding grading and catch basins.


Dr. Quinn named by League
Dr. Tom Quinn of Anna Maria has been named
medical director of the Florida League of Cities. He is
the only board-certified physician in occupational and
environmental medicine in Manatee County.
Last April he founded the Independent Physicians
Services Inc., a network of occupational physicians as
well as other primary care and specialty practitioners
with experience in workers' compensation and per-
sonal injury.






THE ISLANDER U JAN. 23 2002 U PAGE 5


Holmes Beach charter review hears St. Denis


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
With a keen eye toward a possible recommendation
for a change in the city's charter, Holmes Beach charter
review commissioners met with Longboat Key Town
Manager Bruce St. Denis on Jan. 18 to hear how he func-
tions with the council-city manager form of government.
Holmes Beach currently operates under a strong
mayor-council form of government and the subject of
changing to a city manager government has been the
subject of much debate, and may even be the main rea-
son a charter review commission was formed.
While the discussions and questions indicated the
commission was very interested in the council-manager
system, commission chairman Don Schroder, however,
said not to read too much into the issue at this point.
"We're still in the exploration stage," said
Schroder. "We haven't made any recommendations [to
the city commission] yet. This is simply one area we
are looking at."
St. Denis said the Longboat Key town charter outlines
the functions of the mayor, council and city manager.
Under the charter, said St. Denis, "I don't work for
any one [commissioner], I work for the town council."
Under the town charter, individual commissioners
can't give St. Denis direction, or even attempt to inter-
fere with staff or department heads. St. Denis handles
the day-to-day operations of the city with his depart-
ment heads. He alone is responsible for the hiring and
firing of department heads, who are responsible for
personnel within their departments.
"This helps insulate the staff," said St. Denis.
"Anything political doesn't impact the staff," just the
town manager on occasion.
In fact, the town's charter forbids commissioners
from interfering with the duties of any staff member or
trying to get special favors from staff. If a commis-
sioner needs anything, he goes to St. Denis to make it
an agenda item. Input given one commissioner on a city
problem is given to all, he said.
That doesn't mean commissioners and the mayor
have little to do, he added. They set policy for the town
and are the political body.


Government choices
The Florida League of Cities lists four types
of municipal government: strong mayor-council;
weak mayor-council; council-city manager, and
council. The words strong and weak refer to
which entity (mayor or commission) has the
power to hire and fire city staff. The terms coun-
cil and commission are interchangeable in these
definitions, the FLC has said.
The council-city manager form is the most
popular in Florida, the FLC has said, with 305
of the state's 450 municipal governments (66
percent) using this form. For cities with popu-
lation between 5,000 and 150,000, the figure is
95 percent.

The major job of the commission each year is to
adopt the budget. This process takes several months
and begins with the commission meeting around Feb-
ruary to set "goals and objectives" for next year's bud-
get, he said. This is the policy directive.
St. Denis then takes these goals and objectives and,
together with his staff, prepares a budget to fit with
revenues. It then goes back to the commission for dis-
cussion and public input before adoption.
There was a discussion of the city manager's
power to hire and fire staff and one commission mem-
ber asked St. Denis how a strong mayor-manager form
of government would work. Under this system, the city
retains a manager, but the mayor keeps the power to
hire and fire staff.
--St. Denis is not an advocate of this system-and
noted that, in essence, the city manager is then not a
manager but an "administrator."
And it's not really a strong mayor-manager form
of government, but just an alteration of the strong
mayor-council form, he noted. The City of Bradenton
has a strong mayor-council form of government with
an administrative assistant to the mayor who handles
much of the daily operations of the city.
But some members of the commission were in-


trigued by the possibility of a city administrator. Cre-
ating this position does not require a change to the cur-
rent city charter, only approval by the city commission
to establish the duties and set the salary guidelines as
a budget item.
The mayor would still have personnel powers and
be responsible, through the city administrator, for the
daily operations of the city.
"These are all ideas that will be discussed by the
review board in the very near future," said Schroder.
Any recommendations made by the review com-
mission will go to city commissioners for public debate
and a vote to place on a citywide ballot. Holmes Beach
voters will ultimately have the power to chose what
changes they want in that city's charter, if any.
The next charter review commission meeting is set
for Friday, Feb. 1, at 8 a.m. at the Holmes Beach city
hall.


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The supper will also include an update on the
Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage Preserve
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Where's da beach?
Yes, it's been densely foggy of late. Early morn-
ing and afternoon fog leave us about 30-foot visibility
on the water if that. On the beach, the world disap-
pears at the water's- edge.
But it's not just fog obscuring our beach and our
favorite pastimes.
The long-awaited beach renourishment project,
scheduled to begin Jan. 30, has been delayed until at
least "late February."
That news is resulting in more than a few unhappy
campers on Anna Maria Island, including the Anna
Maria Island Turtle Watch volunteers.
With 90 days of work projected, we're looking at
running head on into turtle nesting season. Mother
turtles generally start coming ashore in May, but Turtle
Watch must begin monitoring the beaches for nests on
April 1 in anticipation of the new beach.
Every nest located by mother turtles and nature
- in the renourishment zone will have to be relocated
if the beach isn't done in time.
Sound gruelling? First digging up by hand some
100 or so eggs buried at least 18 inches deep, in the
sand, carefully packing and incubating them in a
cooler, rushing to another beach location and then,
again by hand, .digging a hole to renest the eggs.
So, here we are, Islanders and turtles, waiting again
for a nice, soft, wide beach to protect valuable proper-
ties and nest, er, rest upon.
Of course, we all know the dredge company won't
delay past June 1, biting their nails, worrying about the
start of hurricane season.

Thumbs up
Hurrah. Grassy Point, a nature preserve in Holmes
Beach, is finally becoming reality.
The total public area already purchased is 24.13 acres
and the addition of 11.1 acres on the north side adjacent
to Sunbow condominiums will be finalized soon. An area
where a natural "canoe trail" leads from Anna Maria
Sound to an interior lagoon is included in the purchase.
City Treasurer Rich Ashley anticipates closing the
deal a couple of months down the road.
Then the state and city have a management plan
that will first allow for a sign stating public ownership,
then a survey of the wetland vegetation and removal of
exotic plants. In the future, it's possible there will be
a walking trail through the mangroves.
Former Commissioner Billie Martini, who worked
long and hard to see the preserve come to fruition, said that
although she wouldn't attend the Jan. 22, meeting, she'd
"applaud the Lord" for the accomplishment.


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Boot camp completed
In response to Col. B.G. Barford's opinion letter
("Boot camp recommended," Islander, Jan. 16), I en-
listed in the U.S. Army in 1968. I proudly served our
country for three years, one of those years in Viet Nam
with the 101st Airborne Division, 42nd Infantry Pla-
toon Scout Dogs, Camp Eagle.
As for the rest of your letter, colonel, I would be
honored to discuss it with you at any time. You know
where to find me. It appears that your "keen insight into
personalities" has failed you. Let us meet.
Richard DeFrank Sr., Anna Maria City

No thanks for the memory
I guess it's also true with newspapers that the short-
term memory is the first to go.
In Paul Roat's Jan. 16 article on the election inves-
tigation in Bradenton Beach, he says that Ross Ben-
jamin was my opponent for the Ward 1 commission
seat. By implication, then, my election complaints
against him would be sour grapes since I lost the elec-
tion. You shouldn't need reminding, but the fact is that
Bill Arnold was my opponent. He is an honorable per-
son and has a history of contribution to our city.
In the unattributed article about a petition drive to
overturn the Old Bridge Village project approved on Jan.
3 by the city commissioners, I am sure that I am not the
first one to notice that newly elected Commissioner Ross
Benjamin's new wife, Ellen Scott, is one of the five com-
mittee members initiating this effort. What's also interest-
ing is that Lohn, Watkins and O'Brien, who are three of
the other initiators, are all members of the Bradenton
SBeach Board of Adjustment.
: Harry Brown, Bradenton Beach
Benjamin campaign helper
I'm writing in response to the charges being
brought against the Ross Benjamin campaign.
First of all, how can Alice Vanderspall file a com-
plaint? She isn't even a registered voter in Bradenton
Beach. She's only a winter resident.


Secondly, none of Mr. Benjamin's campaign work-
ers passed out the pink flyers everyone is referring to.
I personally passed out Ross Benjamin flyers with his
picture on them. They included his credentials and edu-
cational background. If that's against the law, then I'm
guilty. Whatever happened to freedom of speech?
I've heard of poor losers, but this is ridiculous.
Why don't you people get a life?
Jeanne Panttila, Bradenton Beach
Boot camp defense
It never ceases to amaze me when people who have
not lived in Anna Maria on a full-time basis, have not
attended 15-20 town meetings, and have not personally
researched the details of the issues, have the audacity
to categorically criticize a resident who has been par-
ticipating in the community environment where he has
chosen to reside.
What surprises me even more is that the very ba-
sis of military actions is to gather all the intelligence
possible before coming to any conclusion, and before
any actions are taken. Mr. Barford obviously has
missed this part of his training.
Interestingly, these types of people usually assume
that no one can match their insight into a situation.
What Mr. Barford is going to find in Anna Maria
is some very experienced people that have lived
throughout the world and do not have to impress any-
one with their background.
Mr. Barford obviously reads and believes the opin-
ions in The Islander. Others believe The Islander opinions
are biased and its reporting is not objective.
I strongly suggest that Mr. Barford back off with his
criticism about Mr. DeFrank and take time to research the
facts, rather than suggest boot camp for a Vietnam vet who
has spent a lot of time working in the best interest of this
community where Mr. Barford has chosen to reside.
If it were not for Mr. DeFrank and others who chal-
lenge the status quo, Anna Maria would not be the
unique community as it is today.
John F. Thomas, Anna Maria


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THE ISLANDER U JAN. 23 2002 U PAGE 7


'Retire in Florida? Never'
"Florida, never," was always my response to any-
one who asked me-if I would consider the Sunshine
State as a place to live after retirement. For more than
20 years, I had been visiting my mother in her condo-
minium in Hollandale, Fla., and I did not like what I
saw. Crowded streets, long waits at restaurants, tacky
neighborhoods, early bird specials, rude salespeople
and seniors who hugged their purses and watched
strangers with fearful eyes. This was not my idea of
Shangri-la.
Yes, the weather was nice (much nicer than Roch-
ester, N.Y., in the winter), my mother's friends were
happy with their lives, and the taxes or lack of them
- were very attractive. But Florida was definitely not
my cup of tea.
Then, suddenly, we were approaching "that age."
My husband turned 65, retired and began consulting.
I started to think about leaving my job.
In addition, I had become icephobic after a fall on
black ice five years earlier that had resulted in a bro-
ken hip. Every winter, I panicked when a winter storm
hit the area and the streets were coated with ice and
snow. A winterless winter began to look very attrac-
tive. Since we had purchased a small cottage on one of
the upstate New York finger lakes, we knew we could
still return for the beautiful northern summers.
First, we thought about California. But it was too
far from our kids, too expensive to fly back and forth
and much too far to drive back and forth. Property was
also very costly, and we knew from having lived there
previously that the winters can be very cool.
Then we considered Arizona. I rejected that. Too
hot, too dry and too barren. I had been born and raised
in Northern Minnesota where lakes and trees had been
imprinted on my psyche. What was left? Well, Florida


Despite some problems, our Beachwalker is firmly established in Florida after her move from Rochester, N.Y.


- maybe.
So we decided to explore our options. We imme-
diately rejected Florida's East Coast for all the reasons
cited above. We studied the map and the cities on the
West Coast, bought a book on retirement options,
talked to friends familiar with the West Coast of
Florida and made plans to take a Florida vacation.
A travel agent found a condominium on a Marco
Island beach that was available for a good price at short
notice in December. We had friends in Naples, so this
location was doubly appealing. Although the weather
was chilly and we ended up buying Marco Island
sweatshirts to stay warm, we had a good time. We en-
joyed the beach, our friends and several nearby nature
preserves.
The next year, we went back, again at the last
minute but in January. Although our condominium was
very nice, it was located on a small waterway on the
edge of town and some distance from the beaches.
When we tried to find a beach, we discovered there was
only one public beach access on the whole of Marco
Island.
We also discovered we had seen everything the
previous year and it took forever to get to Naples on a


crowded highway. Naples, while picturesque and invit-
ing, was very expensive, very crowded and a little too
pretentious for our liking.
Key West was next. We had a great time. The
weather was perfect, the sundown celebrations were a
lot of fun (I especially liked the trained cat act), and
everyone we met was very friendly. I relished every
piece of Key Lime Pie I sampled I was looking for
the best one and was especially thrilled with our tour
of Ernest Hemingway's house and gardens. But Key
West felt like a city that you visit; not one that you live
in. At least not at our age.
Many Rochesterians in our age group were migrat-
ing to Sarasota for the winters, so Sarasota became our
next destination. After checking into our hotel on Lido
Beach, we began to explore the area. I, of course,
quickly discovered St. Armands Circle, a posh shop-
ping area, which kept me occupied for most of one day.
Eventually, we wandered into a real estate office on the
circle and, after some discussion, decided to look at
homes in Sarasota the next day.
The real estate agent was great. He showed us con-
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Anna Maria charter process calls for citizen input


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The long-awaited process of charter review in
Anna Maria got under way Jan. 15 when the five mem-
bers of the city's Charter Review Commission met for
the first time.
The members wasted little time in electing Tom
Aposporos, a former mayor of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.,
now living in Anna Maria, as chairman with Mady


Iseman as vice chairman. Other commission members
are Robert Barlow, Christopher Collins and James D.
Adams.
The commission quickly agreed to first seek ma-
jor public input on what sections of the charter people
believe the commission should examine for possible
changes before it begins its own process of reviewing
the charter.
With input from the public first, the commission


will then be in a better position to set its rules of pro-
cedure, said Aposporos.
"We will need maximum public input to achieve a
consensus," said Barlow.
Collins said the input will give the commission
direction. "Maybe there are a lot of people who like the
charter the way it is."
PLEASE SEE CHARTER, NEXT PAGE


Beachwalker
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 7
dominiums, town houses and single-family homes
from one end of Sarasota to the other. Many were nice,
but nothing felt quite right.
Living in Florida seemed a distant possibility, even
though we were very impressed with the City of
Sarasota. In an excursion to downtown Sarasota, we
explored the beautiful new library, the unique and in-
teresting shops and the wonderful museums. The rich
and diverse culture of the area was a definite attraction.
The next day, we drove out to see the new devel-
opments being built around Interstate-75. Again, many
houses were nice, but the tracts felt sterile, the areas
commercial and all seemed far from the beaches to
which we, as beach walkers, boaters and fishermen,
were drawn.
When we returned to St. Armands Circle in the late
afternoon, we decided to drive up Longboat Key. We


wanted to see this beautiful area even though we knew
it was way out of our price range.
The ride was a treat the beautiful landscaping,
the attractive condominiums and hotels, the million-
dollar homes and small shopping areas.
Then we drove over the bridge and entered
Bradenton Beach, a visual shock after all the high rises
and gated properties. It was refreshing and delightful.
The small beach houses, the narrow streets, the numer-
ous public beaches, and the small shops and restau-
rants; all resembling a summer beach town in upstate
New York or northern Minnesota.
As we continued through Holmes Beach and on to
Anna Maria, my husband and I looked at each other.
We could live here; we both knew that instantly.
We called the realtor and asked him to show us prop-
erties on Anna Maria Island. Although our feelings about
the area only deepened with a closer look, we found noth-
ing suitable that first year within our price range.
A year later, we rented a condominium on Anna
Maria Island for a week and continued looking at proper-


ties. This also gave us an opportunity to enjoy long beach
walks, breakfasts at several of the beach and pier cafes, an
art fair in Holmes Beach, shopping (for me, of course) at
the various Island boutiques and art galleries, and a week's
worth of dinners at Island restaurants. I even stood in line
at the drugstore for my yearly flu shot, something.I hadn't
been.able to access in Rochester.
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line we met people who were friendly and welcoming.
Each had a wonderful story about how they had come to
live on Anna Maria Island and every individual also as-
sured us that we would love living in this "paradise."
Still, it took two years and three more visits before
we found the perfect mix; a home on Perico Island, 2
1/2 miles from Anna Maria and the beaches, with a
community swimming pool and tennis court, an attrac-
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Charter board wants input
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Public input can be written or typed, and com-
ments may be delivered to city hall or e-mailed to the
city at cmaria@tampabay.rr.com. Review commission
members will also be at city hall on election day, Feb.
12, to take comment letters.
Aposporos said the commission will also advertise
in local media outlets for public comment and post a
notice at the post office.
Comments and recommendations should deal di-
rectly with areas of the city charter that the writer feels
need review, not personal issues or problems.
Comments should be delivered by Feb. 18, as the
commission has set 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, for its
next meeting.
"Hopefully, this will spread the word we are se-
rious about public input," said Aposporos.
Adams noted that while meetings are always open
to the public, not all meetings will include public in-
put. Some meetings must be workshops.
The process of charter revision is three-tiered, said
Aposporos, with voting by the relevant body at each
level.
Once the charter review commission votes and
approves what sections of the charter, if any, need re-
vision, those recommendations will be forwarded to
the city commission, he said.
At that time, the city commission will discuss the
proposed changes and take further public input. The



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Public comments invited
The Anna Maria Charter Review Commis-
sion issued a statement Jan. 15 calling for pub-
lic input of any potential charter revisions.
According to the statement, the members in-
vite the citizens of Anna Maria to submit sugges-
tions to the commission by written note or e-mail.
Suggestions should consist of recommenda-
tions to, and comments about, our existing city
charter.
"Suggestions may be delivered to city hall, or
e-mailed to the city at cmaria@tampabay.rr.com.

commission then will vote on what charter revision
items it wants placed on the general election ballot for
the people to ultimately decide what should be
changed.
As mayor of Poughkeepsie, Aposporos said he was
involved in the charter review process for that city.
Iseman, a nurse, was instrumental in gathering more
than 200 signatures from Anna Maria residents calling
for charter revision, which was presented to the city
commission in June 2001.
Collins has served on all three charter review com-
missions since 1978, while Adams is a former Anna
Maria mayor and city commissioner who served on the
1978 and 1982 charter review commissions. Barlow is
a former city commissioner.
The commission must complete its work by Sept.
30, 2002, and file progress reports with the city com-
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THE ISLANDER E JAN. 23, 2002 E PAGE 9

Parks, beautification

committee sets goals
The Holmes Beach Parks and Beautification Com-
mittee has outlined its priorities for the new year.
This year the committee plans to continue beauti-
fying the city with its Adopt-A-Spot program. Several
locations throughout the city are available for interested
residents to adopt.
Already two new proposals have been submitted
for Adopt-A-Spots. Jim and Janice Sardegna have re-
quested the traffic island in the 5300 block of Gulf
Drive North in front of the former Eckerd building.
The Sardegnas proposal to install cabbage palms,
saw palmetto and cap rock boulders will be submitted
to the city commission with the recommendation of the
beautification committee for final approval.
A second Adopt-A-Spot proposal submitted by the
Island Middle School will also be recommended for
approval.
IMS would like to plant native plants across the
street from the school on 85th Street. The project will
be incorporated into the school's science curriculum.
In addition to the Adopt-A-Spot program, the com-
mittee intends to focus on working with local newspa-
pers to limit the number of newspaper racks along city
streets, working with the police department to identify
areas with excessive street signage, working with pub-
lic works to provide covered benches, and creating an
award program for outstanding landscaping at local
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Tickets for the 10th annual Sweetheart Big Band
Dance, scheduled for Valentine's Day, are being sold
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria
Island, the dance will begin at 8 p.m. Feb. 14 at the
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City. Proceeds
from the $10 tickets will go to the Center.
Music will be by the Sophisticates Big Band, fea-
turing vocalist Judi Edwards. Details may be obtained
at 778-1908.

Center playground to be rebuilt
Work is to start Feb. 2 on a major refurbishing of
the Anna Maria Island Community Center playground,
with Island teenagers doing the work with tools they're
still rounding up. They need help with it.
Major financing is coming from the Home Depot,
which is providing $5,000. MetLife and the National
4-H Council are providing an additional $1,010, the
Center said.
Teens from the Center's REACH program Re-
sponsible Educated Adolescents Can Help will
handle the hard work.
They will clear out the old mulch, treat the soil for
pests and spread a layer of sand and a thick blanket of
new mulch. They'll trim trees and clean all of the
playground's equipment. Finally they will see to it that
three benches there are replaced.
They lack some of the tools for the job, though.
They need to borrow rakes, shovels, pitchforks and
wheelbarrows no fear of entrapment for the lenders,
the youngsters will do the work.
Also needed is a truck to haul the old mulch to the
landfill, cleaning supplies for, the equipment, chemicals
to treat the soil for pests. Not to mention some guidance
in tree trimming, along with necessary equipment.
A sponsor is needed to pony up $130 for "black
mesh weed blocker" for the rejuvenated playground.
Speaking of sponsors, benches need them, too. The
highest bidders at an auction, still being arranged, will
get their names on plaques on the new benches, with
bidding to start at $100.
Anyone wanting to help in any way with the
project is asked to call the Center at 778-1908.


'55 Alive' driving course
at library next week
The "55 Alive" safe-driving refresher course for
drivers 50 and older will be Tuesday and Wednesday,
Jan. 29 and 30, at the Island Branch Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
The course will be from noon to 4 p.m. each day.
It is offered by the American Association of Retired
Persons and its graduates may earn a reduction in auto
insurance rates, AARP said.
Advance registration is required through 921-7656.

Sponsors wanted for
middle school walk-a-thon
The Island Middle School is looking for businesses
interested in sponsoring or contributing to a fundraising
event planned for its band program.
Students are preparing a demo tape to enter a band
competition to be held at Disney World in May. The
cost per student to attend the three-day competition is
$195.
In order to raise funds, the IMS Parent Advisory
Committee has planned an "Island Middle School
Walk-the-Island" event for April 13.
A five-mile course will be mapped out for the walk-
a-thon and students will be responsible for soliciting
pledges for each mile they walk. If the student finishes
the entire walk, each sponsor will be asked to double his
or her pledge.
Parents will also be invited to raise funds by partici-
pating in the walk and travel to the band competition as
a chaperone.
PAC members hope that local businesses are will-
ing to support the students' efforts with matching do-
nations.
For more information on how to contribute to this
event, contact the school office at 778-5200.


Manatee serves as cow
in public art project
What the cow is to Chicago and turtles to
Tampa, the manatee will be to Anna Maria Island
in a public art project sponsored by the Island
Chamber of Commerce.
Titled "Manatees on Parade," the program is
designed to promote mutual awareness of art
among local businessmen, artists and charities,
said Mary Ann Brockman, executive director of
the chamber.
Sponsors are sought among businesses and
individuals, who may choose the "sea cow" they
prefer from a "Manatees on Parade" portfolio of
concepts of commissioned regional sculptors. Or
they may commission their own artists, but de-
signs must meet with chamber approval.
Each sculpture will carry a plaque naming
sponsor, artist and manatee.
The manatees will be "on parade" for a year
and then auctioned publicly, with proceeds split
between chamber and charities of sponsors' choice.
The program is patterned after Chicago's
"Cows on Parade," which was such a success
that it inspired pigs in Cincinnati, lizards in Or-
lando, horses in Ocala and Ft. Myers is con-
sidering pelicans, said Brockman.
Details may be obtained by calling her at
778-1541.

Vacation at Don CeSar raffled
In an inter-chamber swap, three days and two
nights at the Don CeSar resort in St. Petersburg are the
prize in an Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
raffle now under way.
Only 200 tickets at $10 each will be sold and it's
first come, first served, said the chamber's executive
director, Mary Ann Brockman.
The prize is provided by the St. Petersburg Cham-
ber of Commerce in return for an Island prize arranged
by the local organization. St. Pete got a similar vaca-
tion at the Tortuga Inn on the Island, and made it the
focus of a big auction.
The only requirement for the prize winner is that
the Don CeSar vacation be used before the end of 2002.
This is proving so attractive to Islanders that the
chamber will work with other chambers along the same
line in the near future, Brockman said.
Tickets may be purchased and further information
obtained at the chamber, 5337 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach, or by calling 778-1541.

Three Islanders star in Sarasota
Three Anna Maria Island artists' works are fea-
tured in the fourth annual Selby Library Invitational Art
Exhibition in downtown Sarasota through March 8.
Artists in the exhibit are the Island's Woody
Candish, Richard Thomas and Lucas Tuten, along with
Madelaine Ginsberg of Bradenton and Bill Hartman
and Elizabeth Van Riper of Sarasota.
The show is designed to include "a broad range of
work in a variety of media," said the library. It will be
open to the public during regular library hours: 9 a.m.
to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The library
is at 1331 First St., Sarasota.
Candish resides in Anna Maria and crafts his metal
sculptures in a studio in Cortez. Tuten also has a stu-
dio in Cortez where he works in wood, clay, stone and
composites. Thomas is a watercolorist with numerous
awards and important shows to his credit, including an
invitational at the Ringling Museum last year. Thomas
resides in Anna Maria and works in a studio in Holmes
Beach at the Art League.
Details may be obtained at 316-1181.

'Shark Lady' at Mote Sunday
Dr. Eugenie Clark, founding director of Mote
Marine Laboratory and also known as "the Shark
Lady," will head the program at Mote Sunday, Jan. 27,
for the final segment of the Eckerd College Environ-
mental Film Festival.
The films and talks are free and open to the pub-
lic. Mote is on City Island off the south ramp of the
New Pass Bridge. Further information may be obtained
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THE ISLANDEkR U JAN. 23 2002 M PAGE 11


'On the road' Andy Little to


speak at AMI Historical Society


Andy Little, the Island resident and award-winning
photojournalist and television producer of CBC's "On
the Road, Again" series, will be guest speaker at the
Anna Maria Island Historical Society meeting Monday,
Jan. 28, at 2 p.m. at the Island Branch Library in
Holmes Beach.
The Detroit-born producer, who calls Anna Maria
Island home six months of the year, has just published
a book entitled "On the Road Again ... Again." This
fascinating book profiles some of the extraordinary
people Little met during five years of travel with the
Canadian network television program "On the Road,
Again."
Little is a familiar figure on the Island and at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, where he vol-
unteers his time as public relations and media advisor.
He has also taught courses in creative writing, photog-
raphy and digital imagery there as well. Wife Dolce
teaches yoga twice a week at the Center.
He is bn the board of the Historical Society and last
year was co-chair of "Remember When," the pageant
that marked 50 years of fire prevention on Anna Maria
Island. That production won him a Golden Gavel
Award from the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.
But nothing he has ever done compares to his five-
year travels with "On the Road,.Again."
His stories and photographs of ordinary people
doing extraordinary things range from the milkman
who still delivers milk in glass bottles daily using an
old, horse-drawn cart, to the woman who makes clocks
from dried-up cow-chips.
"They're fascinating, ordinary people who do ex-
traordinary things," said Little. "But they renew your
faith in the goodness of people. They are jiist great sto-
ries to tell."
Little will have an audio-visual presentation and


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Andy is 'On the Road, Again.'
Andy Little with camera. Islander Photo: Courtesy of
Andy Little

the Historical Society will have copies of "On the Road
Again ... Again" for sale after the presentation with
Little on hand for signing.
The historical society normally meets at the Anna
Maria City Hall in the evening, but the change to the
library will allow Little the use of the audio-visual fa-
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Emily Cecelia Collins
Emily Cecelia Collins, 88, of Bradenton, died Jan.
16.
Born in Philadelphia, Mrs. Collins came to Mana-
tee County from Lakeland four years ago. She was a
payroll clerk. She was a member of Lake Gibson
Church of the Nazarene and Bradenton Church of the
Nazarene.
Services were Jan. 21 in Lakeland. Burial will be
at Lakeland Memorial Gardens.
She is survived by daughter Margaret Bell of
Holmes Beach; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-
grandchildren.


Michael Joseph Rozamus
Michael Joseph Rozamus, 85, of Holmes Beach,
died Jan. 14.
Born in Manchester, N.H., Mr. Rozamus came to
Manatee County from Alexandria, Va. He was a spe-


cial agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation
and later taught criminalistics at Manatee Junior
College. He was a graduate of the University of New
Hampshire and Naval Flight Training in Pensacola.
He served in the military as a test pilot on various
aircraft carriers during World War II. He was a
member of the Early and Pioneer Naval Air Associa-
tion, the Society of Former Special Agents of the
FBI, the Key Royale Club and American Legion
Kirby Stewart Post 24, Bradenton. He was a mem-
ber of Roser Memorial Community Church.
Memorial services will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday,
Jan. 26, at the church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of
Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL
34238.
He is survived by wife of 61 years Jeanne; daugh-
ters Mary Reese of Holmes Beach, Kathleen Michaels
of St. Petersburg, and Cynthia of Red Lodge, Mont.;
sister Alberta Smith of Manchester; nine grandchil-
dren; and two great-grandchildren.


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"Hundreds and hundreds" of books are piling take until midafteroon, McGannon said.
, up at the library and theMcGannon home as the And after the sale is finished Saturday aftemo(
SFriends of the Island Branch Library brace for their they will dismantle it all and pack up the unsold iten
book sale Saturday,iJanr,26.. Despite the inundation of donations, McGann
.The.sale.will run from 10 a.m. until 2 .p;,m. r said "we can always use more." They should
so at the library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes brought to the library before noon Friday. She can u
Beach. But the preparations up until then are keep- more volunteers, too; just call her at 778-5538.
ing a lot of people busy. There are books of all sorts, she said coc
Valerie McGannon, who is in her third year of books, children's books, fiction, nonfiction, pictt
ramrodding the sale, said she and husband Thomas books, hardcover, paperback. Plus videotape
have boxes of donated books stacked around their games, puzzles and other items for the edificati
home, and other boxed books are at the library and entertainment of Islanders.
awaiting unpacking. Altogether, it looks to be another record sa
The unpacking can't happen until Friday mor- she said. The sale has surpassed itself every year
ing, when the library will let its Friends in to get the her memory, in volume and in income.
arranging done. They and other volunteers, dozens The proceeds go to the Friends of the Libra
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Island Tour of Homes planned for March 9


Plans for the ninth annual Anna Maria Island Tour
of Homes are about complete and everything seems
well in hand "except the weather, always a ques-
tion."
That's the word from Pat Cappello, who added that
tickets are being printed and sales will start soon at
various Island businesses.
The tour on March 9 is being a benefit again for the
Anna Maria Island Community Center.
Two special projects on this year's program are the
"Gavin designer cottage" decorated by members of the
Tour of Homes committee, and the "Island Fantasy" quilt


- a raffle prize hand-stitched by the Eyeland Needlers.
The cottage is owned by Jim and Zita Gavin, who
lodge visiting family members there. It was built in the
1940s with an interior wholly of wood. They turned it
over to the tour for the event, and women of the orga-
nization are busily redecorating it.
The quilt is the prize in a tour raffle, with $1 tick-
ets available at the Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria City; Ginny's Antiques & Art, 5600 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach; and Publix at Holmes Beach,
3900 East Bay Drive.
The quilt is on display this month at the Island


Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach,
and during February will be shown Tuesdays and Sat-
urdays at Publix.
The outstanding homes which will be opened to the
public for the tour are those of Ed and Florence Hall, 820
North Shore.Drive; Jim and Suzanne Van Gundy, 799
North Shore Drive; Charles and Ruth Carwein, 107 Tuna
Ave.; Rex and Helen Hagen, 108 Oak Ave.; and the
Gavins, 4501 Third Ave. All are in Anna Maria City ex-
cept the Gavin house, which is in Holmes Beach.
Further information may be obtained from the
Center at 778-1908.


Adult computer courses at Anna Maria Elementary School


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Adult computer courses will be taught at the
Kronus Community Technology Center at Anna Maria
Elementary School.
Classes range in skill from beginner to intermedi-
ate levels. There is a $7 lab fee in addition to course
registration fees for all classes held at the Island school.
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If you want to become more proficient in Windows
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will meet for nine sessions.
Classes are open to all on a first-come, first-served
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THE ISLANDER M JAN. 23, 2002 0 PAGE 13


Parking questioned at Bradenton Beach house


By Paul Roat
Wetland or upland?
That question is what officials with the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection are puzzling
over in regard to a house under construction at 2409
Avenue A, Bradenton Beach.
Jo Ann and Don Meilner are building a house on the
small bayfront lot. Last May, the city commission granted
them a special exception to have one parking space on the
property instead of the required two due to the small size
of the parcel and wetland nature of the low-lying land.
Much of the property is inundated at extreme high
tides. The lot does not have a seawall, and the house is
elevated on pilings.
Parking was approved by the city and the DEP, and
the Meilners had planned to add shell to elevate the
parking area from the water. DEP officials had agreed
in concept on the upland area for parking, although it
was later discovered that the survey used and ap-
proved had discrepancies with another wetland
drawing of the property.
Complaints from neighbors arose, citing any park-
ing lot fill would cause additional flooding to already
flood-prone Avenue A. The Meilners provided photo-
graphs showing the proposed parking area is actually
one of the few areas on the east side of the street that
does not flood during high tides or storms.


Island Middle School ope
Registration for the Island Middle School 2002-03
school year began Jan. 22 and continues through Feb. 1.
.Area fifth-, sixth-, and seventh-grade students and their
parents are invited to an informational meeting at 6:30
p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24. Jeanne Shell, IMS Director,
will be available to address any questions about the
school that the parents and students may have.
According to Shell, students at area elementary and
middle schools will receive an informational letter and
flyer inviting them to apply at the charter school.
Shell said the school has room for 40 new sixth-
graders, and anticipates the current student body will


Jo Ann Meilner, Don Meilner and Randal R. Cooper discuss the upland-wetland issue. Islander Photo: Paul Roat


nm


The Meilner's spec-house and another home to the
south are the only homes in the 2400 block of Avenue A
that front the bay, although several homeowners in the


s registration for 2002-03
advance to the seventh and eighth grades, leaving fewer
seats available in those grade levels.
Siblings of students currently enrolled at IMS are
granted automatic entrance, as are those students whose
parents are founding board members of the school or
live within a two-mile walking radius of the school.
If the school receives more registration applica-
tions than there are seats available, students will be
chosen on a lottery basis.
IMS is located at 206 85th St., Holmes Beach. For
more information, call the administration office at 778-
5200.


block own bayfront parcels and have docks on the
bayfront.
DEP officials toured the site last week, marking out
the parking area according to the DEP-approved sur-
vey. The team then took soil samples of the parking
area in an attempt to determine if the soil characteris-
tics were indigenous to wetlands or uplands.
The results: the soil is of a type that "can be asso-
ciated with wetlands," according to DEP Surface Wa-
ter Engineer Randal R. Cooper.
The question now is whether or not the soil is of a
type that would produce wetland growth, based on state
guidelines of soil and plants.
Cooper said he would probably reach a decision by
the middle of this week.
Other charges that fill dirt had been trucked to the
site and that mangroves were cut were discounted by
Bradenton Beach Building Official Bob Welch.


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Environmental committee gets new members


Anna Maria's Environmental Enhancement and
Education Committee welcomed two new members at
its Jan. 14 meeting: Jamie Walstad and Jane Auerbach.
Auerbach and Walstad spearheaded the successful-
to-date citizens initiative in Anna Maria last fall against
the establishment of a cellular communications tower
at the Roser Community Memorial Church.
While the committee welcomed two new mem-
bers, there is still a critical need for volunteers to assist
with specific upcoming beautification projects.
Cindi Mansour said the EEEC is "looking for


people who want to actually participate in beautifying
our city. It's a lot more fun if people volunteer to-
gether."
EEEC chairman Tim Eisler volunteered to act as
the volunteer coordinator.
Public service announcements will be placed in
local newspapers announcing a date and time for vol-
unteers to meet for a specific project, he said.
The committee also scheduled a fact-finding trip in
late January with resident Mike Miller to Durante Park
on Longboat Key to examine native plant life.


Holmes amends offer for 77th Street beach


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
The Holmes family has retracted its previous offer
to provide the City of Holmes Beach a 20-foot access
to the beach along the northwest side of the family's
property at the beach end of 77th Street.
As proposed by Hugh Holmes Jr., the intention was
to incorporate the vacated parcel into existing property
between 75th and 77th Streets where a structure known
as the "Cabana Club" is located.
The "club" is maintained by a group of area resi-
dents with a beachfront cabana and chairs and a park-
ing area with the permission of property owner Hugh
Holmes Sr.
In light of recent legal circumstances uncovered by
City Attorney Jim Dye, however, which would have
split the 20-foot parcel between the city and adjacent
property owner David Moynihan, with each receiving
a 10-foot strip of land, the Holmes are now offering the


city a 10-foot strip along the side of their property.
The Holmes family no longer expects a land swap
at the end of 77th Street.
Difficulty arose with the original offer when the
ownership of the "Cabana Club" structure came into
question. Dye stated he had 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. The beach end of 77th Street is part of the
Holmes Beach Development Third Unit Subdivision
and the Cabana Club is not.
According to Dye, the previous proposal would
have left the cabana structure halfway in the pro-
posed public walkway and halfway in the Holmes'
property.
The Holmeses believe changing their offer should
simplify the whole process and should relieve the con-
cerns about the Cabana structure, since it will remain
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There was a general discussion of newspaper ac-
counts of the trolley sign issue.
Eisler said it appeared from one newspaper account
that the EEEC had held several meetings on that par-
ticular topic and had met with the Island Trolley Com-
mittee. In fact, only one vote on the proposed trolley
signage had ever taken place, and only a few EEEC
members met with the trolley committee.
A discussion took place on Anna Maria "blurbs"
for the Manatee Trolley's route map.
Manatee County Area Transit marketing manager
Susan Hancock had asked for "blurbs" from each Is-
land city for inclusion on the map, but had not received
any, said Eisler.
Suggestions to be submitted included "Leave only
your footprints," "Lights out for turtles," and "Please
use pathways to the beach."
The committee also got a request from the Potter fam-
ily for a memorial bench for Lola Potter about 100 yards
north of the path leading from Cedar Street to the beach.
Committee members said they would look into that loca-
tion, in addition to the possibilities of placing memorial
benches on private property or at Bayfront Park.
Mansour asked, however, if the committee should
come up with a plan for memorial benches.
The committee also discussed home delivery of
periodicals. Newspapers and shopping guides were
piling up at several locations, primarily unoccupied
rental properties.
Unsolicited newspapers that deliver the product to
the yard or driveway have an obligation to stop deliv-
ery if requested, the committee learned.
The newspapers have a right to deliver the product
onto a driveway, but individuals can call the publica-
tion and request no delivery.
Under new business, Mansour said it was time for
the committee to establish a strategic plan. Committee
members agreed to devote the entire Feb. 13 meeting
to this topic.
The next EEEC meeting is set for Jan. 30 at 6:30
p.m. at the Anna Maria City Hall. Future meetings are
scheduled for the second and fourth Wednesday of
every month and the public is invited to attend.
Committee members present at the meeting were
Karen DiCostanzo, Cindi Mansour, Jamie Walstad and
Tim Eisler.


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The certificates are sold at the chamber and are
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In turn, members redeem them at full value
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she said, "benefits the business and the buyer.
The chamber doesn't make a dime on them,
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'37 PostcardS' offers skewed view of life


By David Futch
People and places are seldom what they appear
to be on the surface.
In "37 Postcards," playwright Michael
McKeever takes this notion to an extreme with his
poignant, yet comedic view of a screwball family on
tilt.
"I'm a big fan of Tennessee Williams and his
view of the underbelly of human nature," McKeever
said. "I wanted to write about the perfect family,
then I skewed it. It's a family that has everything,
but there are things wrong. They cover everything up
with lace and chintz. They live in a fun-house
world."
It didn't take long for the audience at Island
Players theater to appreciate, what McKeever con-
trived. The family doesn't even know granny lives
in small room off the kitchen because they're posi-
tive they attended her funeral some years before.
And when granny, or "Nana" as the family calls
her, makes her first appearance, they're a little
puzzled but not entirely surprised.
Nana, played by Miriam Elkin Ring, steals the
show with her in-your-face attitude and language
that would make a sailor proud.
Toss in Aunt Ester (Jo Kendall) who's running
a busy phone sex hotline for most of the octogenar-
ians in the fictitious town of Darien, Conn., dippy
Stanford P. Sutton (Barry Lessinger) and even
dippier Evelyn Sutton (Robin Rhodes) and the far-
cical plot thickens.
To create the illusion that things are not quite
right with the Sutton family, Island Players built a
stage that tilts from right to left. It's a physical re-
flection of the nut house the Suttons inhabit. Like
life, it's a little off kilter.


Tickets are still available for Monday night's
benefit performance of "37 Postcards" to raise
money for the continuing battle to keep overdevel-
opment off Perico Island.
The Island Players' presentation will take
place on the troupe's usual night off, Monday, Jan.
28, at 8 p.m. with all theater personnel donating
their efforts. The theater is at 10009 Gulf Drive,
Anna Maria City.


This is a must-see and one of the funniest plays
in recent years at Island Players. Two thumbs up to
director Kelly Wynn Woodland for making it so.
Rhodes is delightful as Stanford P. Sutton's wife
Evelyn and David B. Haynes plays the perfect
straight man as son Avery, who's been crisscrossing
Europe (avoiding home) for years and sending home
his personal postcards 37 of them from the
edge.
Evelyn cherishes the cards and Avery, wanting
everything for her son, "and maybe the moon."
When Avery brings his seductress fiancee
Gillian home to meet the family, things heat up in a
fast way.
"They don't come close to normal," Avery tells
Gillian. "They never have."
Gillian, played by Melissa Stephens, meets Nana
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Ginny's Antiques & Art, 5600 Marina Drive,
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are you, you two-bit slut."
Moments later, Aunt Ester asks, "Would you be
a dear heart and say fellatio?"
Talk about creating a good first impression.
Avery turns to Gillian and says, "My family's a
little more eccentric than I remember."
That proverbial understatement sets up the rest
of the play and sends it into uncharted waters.
McKeever, who lives in Davie just south of Fort
Lauderdale, was so intrigued by the little theater's
desire to produce "37 Postcards" that he made an
opening night appearance.
What he discovered is what many theatergoers
have known for years Island Players puts on qual-
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Born and raised in Miami, McKeever, 39, was
equally impressed with Anna Maria Island. And be-
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Players 'Postcards' perfect
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 16

ing from Miami, McKeever has seen the rape and
pillage of Florida and what can happen when you
pave paradise and put up a parking lot.
"I've seen so many resort towns like Sanibel Is-
land where you drive through condo canyons and
you wouldn't know there's an ocean on the other
side because you can't see it," McKeever said. "So
many places in Florida are totally overrun. Anna
Maria, on the other hand, is lovely. You've some-
how kept condos off your island. The people here are
some of the nicest I've ever met.
"I talked to someone who complained about the
congestion on Anna Maria. If you want to see con-
gestion, go down 1-95 on Monday morning and
you'll see congestion."
McKeever said he's been lucky in a business that
sees so many failures.
In seven years he's written 10 plays and had
eight of them produced.
Pretty good for a playwright who never had any
formal training.
He's another example of a graduate of the school
of hard knocks.
McKeever said he started off in the field of ad-
vertising and design, creating sets and later getting
ai job writing commercials.
"It's a tough business where you have to get
your point across and make sure it doesn't take more
than 28 seconds to do it," he said. "I finally got tired
of writing about seat belts and condoms and what-
ever else came along. I had read a lot of plays and
seen a lot of plays and that's how I learned. I have
a knack for dialogue. It's the best venue and the most
comfortable one for me.
"I love sitting down and writing and have some-
thing click. When that happens, it's magic."
If you want to be a witness to that magic, go see
"37 Postcards." You'll get it all, "and maybe the
moon."
The stage is a marvel, with it's obvious tilt, and
obvious countless hours of construction and tilted
doorways and decor. Jack Albene and his crew did


Players put slant on theater
It's obvious the stage and the evening takes on a tilt when the curtain opens on "37 Postcards" at Island
Players theater. The cast in their "fun house" is, seated, Jo Kendall and Robin Rhodes, back left, Barry
Lessenger and Melissa Stephens, and right, David B. Haynes and Miriam Elkin Ring as Nana. Islander Photo:
Bonner Joy


an incredible job on the stage construction, as did
frequent actress/director Phyliss Elfenbein on the set
design. The "tilt" was to perfection.
Even the lighting of technician Ruth Stevens was
remarkable for the slight "flash" at the end of scenes,
as if a momentary snap back to reality.
And Sophie, Haynes' soft and sophisticated
Yorkie, pulled off her part remarkably well as a fe-


rociously hungry pup that the family had, of course,
forgotten to feed.
"37 Postcards" runs through Feb. 3 and there are
no performances on Mondays. Curtain times are 8 p.m.
except for Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are $14
and may be purchased by calling the box office at 778-
5755. The theater is located at the corner of Gulf Drive
and Pine Avenue in Anna Maria City.


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Island fifth-grader pens winning history essay


What does a girl from Germany know about
American History? Enough to pen a winning essay.
Anna Maria Elementary School fifth-grader Ann
Staebler wrote the following essay for the elementary
school division of the Daughters of the American
Revolution American History Contest.
Staebler was recently notified that her essay took first
place in Manatee County and she will be honored at a
luncheon at the Bradenton Country Club Feb. 2. Her es-
say will now be submitted into the statewide competition.
Staebler said she thought it was a joke when she
heard that her essay placed first.
"I never knew I knew so much about American his-
tory me, a girl from Germany!" said Staebler, whose
family moved to the area two years ago. "I got so
caught up in writing my paper I discovered that, wow,
history is really interesting!"
In the essay, Staebler took on the role of editor at
The Philadelphia Gazette and chronicled what she
learned about John Hancock and Ceasar Rodney with
a fictitious interview.
Staebler said her mom helped her research facts on
the Internet and at the library.

The Philadelphia Gazette
Special Edition, July 5, 1776
Anne Staebler, Editor
As a weekly special, I, the editor of the Philadel-
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Rodney. These two gentlemen are cosigners of the
Declaration of Independence.


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"Yes Certainly," he replied. "I was born in Massachu-
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ago I joined the Continental Congress and last year I was
elected for president of the Continental Congress."
What do you think of King George?
"I think that the king is an unfair ruler. He taxes us,
in my opinion, without any reason. This person never
set foot on American ground; he isn't interested in our
lives and our world. The only thing important to him
is the money he receives as our tax payments. As a
countermove to our payments, we receive, instead of
support, laws and development, nothing nothing at
all. What is a society without laws? We cannot exist
without laws. He denies us the most important things,
which are essential for a society, so we decided to de-
termine our own fate.
"Even if he would give us laws, I am sure that these
laws would not be in compliance with the actual needs
of the citizens of the colonies."
What do you think the Declaration of Indepen-
dence will change in the future?
"As I said, the colonies will learn to determine their
own fate. The tax money, which we will not send any-
more to England, will pay for the development of our
cities and for building up a strong army, which is able
to protect our citizens."
Mr. Hancock, why did you make your signature
so big?
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THE ISLANDER M JAN. 23, 2002 U PAGE 19


Remedial, FCAT tutoring available to Island students


With the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Tests
just around the corer, Anna Maria Elementary School
Principal Tim Kolbe announced that a six-week reme-
dial tutoring session will be available at the school
starting in February.
The tutoring sessions will take place twice weekly
from 3 to 4 p.m. and will focus on third-, fourth- and
fifth-grade reading and math skills.
Kolbe said that 23 students who struggled with the
FCAT last year have been identified and parents of
those students will receive letters inviting the students
to take part in the tutoring program. Students will only
be allowed to participate with a parent's permission.
The tutoring sessions will be conducted by AME
teachers Lynn Drolet, Lynne McDonough, Joan
Sackett, DeAnn Davis and Warren Phillips. According
to Kolbe, the school has received remediation funds


from the state to pay for the extra time put in by the
teachers.
The FCAT is a standardized test developed by the
Florida Department of Education to measure student
performance in reading and math as prescribed by the
Sunshine State Standards.
The reading component of the FCAT is given to stu-
dents in third, fourth, eighth and tenth grades and the math
component is given to students in fifth, eighth and tenth
grades. Kolbe said there has also been discussion about
adding a science component in the near future.
The FCAT will be administered to students March 4
-7. Parents can help prepare their student for the standard-
ized tests online with a web site developed by the Florida
Department of Education, called FCAT Explorer.
The FCAT Explorer Web site is a comprehensive,
interactive, instructional support tool that can be ac-


cessed at school, home or at a public library by logging
onto www.fcatexplorer.com.
Practice programs are available for fourth-grade
reading and fifth-grade math, as well as eighth- and
10th-grade math.
The practice programs are designed to reinforce
classroom teaching and provide performance feedback
and learning guidelines.
Students' activity in the FCAT Explorer is re-
corded in a database so that teachers and school admin-
istrators can review student and class progress. Stu-
dents must have a sign-in name and password to use
many of the site's interactive features and to be tracked
in the database.
AME fourth- and fifth-grade students received user
names and passwords in the fall so teachers could uti-
lize the program in the classroom.
Finally, the Web site offers guidelines for parents
and mentors interested in strategies for helping children
succeed in school and prepare for the FCAT.


Java jive
The Anna Maria Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization held its annual "Principal's Coffee" last
week at the school. It is a January tradition that recognizes parents' hard work. Enjoying the event are Jamie
Walstad, Principal Tim Kolbe and PTO President Lori Guerin. Walstad resides in Anna Maria and her three
children are students at the school. Islander Photo: J.L. Robertson.


Winner
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 18
ture without even raising his glasses to his eyes."
Thank you for these interesting statements. Now
some questions for you Mr. Rodney. Sir, could you also
give us some personal information?
"Of course. I was born in 1730 and was raised in
Delaware. I work as a farmer, as judge and sheriff and
for our colonies as a military leader."
Mr. Rodney, why did you sign the Declaration and
put yourself in danger?
"As Mr. Hancock mentioned already, we are ruled
and taxed unfairly and this has to be changed. But we are
not only talking about money here, we want to achieve
liberty and justice for all people in the thirteen colonies."
What do you think is the worst thing the king did?
"Well, as you know, major parts of the colonies are
dependent on trading goods. He tried to cut off our
trade with all parts of the world. Without trading, a
country cannot survive. So he is trying to hit us hard,
but we no longer will comply with him and his devoted
servants, who follow his orders without thinking."
Will you fight in the Revolutionary War?
"Certainly I will. I am glad that I can contribute my
experience as a military leader to the independent
states. We all mutually pledged our lives, our fortunes
and our sacred honor. It will be my honor to fight."
I thanked both gentlemen and went back to my of-
fice immediately to share this interview with our valu-
able readers.
What will happen to the colonies? Will the Decla-
ration of Independence help to establish the Indepen-
dent States?
Soon we will be at war and we all have to be strong
and we may not give up fighting the evil in the form of
a king.
May God bless us all and the Independent States.


Caught in the WAVE
Anna Maria Elementary School students recognized
for civic achievements Jan. 18 at the We Are Very
Exceptional "WAVE" awards include: Anna Maria
Galati, Taylor Beal, Thomas Matney, Blake Wilson,
Lauren Woodson, David Waunsch, Scottie Steenstra,
Madison Easterling, Alex Phillips, Zack Geeraerts
and Liz Matney. Recipients of the WAVE award
receive a coupon for a free serving of ice cream at
Mama Lo's in Anna Maria.


Island Middle School shirts
for sale
The Island Middle School is selling T-shirts deco-
rated with the school's mascot, the IMS Mahi, for $8.
IMS student Heather Howard designed the logo and
proceeds from the sale will benefit the school.
Shirts can be ordered from the Island school by
calling the office at 778-5200. Checks should be
made payable to Island Middle School.
The school is located at 206 85th St., Holmes
Beach.



Anna Maria Elementary School
menu
Monday, Jan. 28
Breakfast: Pancake with Syrup, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Macaroni and Cheese with Sausage Link and
Roll, or Yogurt with Muffin, Peas and Carrots,
Chilled Peaches
Tuesday, Jan. 29
Breakfast: Scrambled Egg with Toast, Yogurt,
Cereal
Lunch: Hamburger on Bun or Peanut Butter and
Jelly Sandwich, Tossed Salad with Ranch Dressing,
Fresh Apple
Wednesday, Jan. 30
Breakfast: Cinnamon Toast, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Baked Chicken or Breaded Pork Chop, Roll,
Seasoned Green Beans, Pineapple Tidbits
Thursday, Jan. 31
Breakfast: Waffle with Syrup, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Grilled Cheese Sandwich or Peanut Butter
and Jelly Sandwich, Fresh Baby Carrots with Ranch
Dressing, Banana
Friday, Feb. 1
Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza or Breaded Fish Sandwich,
Tossed Salad with Ranch Dressing, Applesauce Cup
Juice and milk are served with every meal.


Island Middle School menu
Monday, Jan. 28
Lunch: Macaroni and Cheese with Sausage and Roll,
or Chicken Patty on Bun, Chef Salad with Dressing,
Mixed Vegetables, Fruit
Tuesday, Jan. 29
Lunch: Spaghetti and Meat Sauce with Roll, or
Cheeseburger with Tater Tots, Chef Salad with
Dressing, Seasoned Green Beans, Fruit
Wednesday, Jan. 30
Lunch: Chicken Wings or Hamburger with Fries,
Chef Salad with Dressing, Fresh Steamed Broccoli
and Cauliflower, Fruit
Thursday, Jan. 31
Lunch: Cheese Pizza or Fish Sandwich with Chips,
Chef Salad with Dressing, Mixed Vegetables, Fruit
Friday, Feb. 1
Lunch: Hot Dog with Fries or Burritos with Salsa,
Chef Salad with Dressing, Fresh Steamed Baby
Carrots, Fruit
Juice and milk are served with every meal.







- PAGE 20 M JAN. 23, 2002 M THE ISLANDER


Island Biz
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Get in the spirit
Rick Howell and Curt Luttrell are the new own-
ers of AMI Wines and Spirits at 5308 Marina Dr. in
Holmes Beach, across from the Captain's Marina.
They've spent the last month stocking up on wines and
spirits, and now have a supply of more than 35 im-
ported beers, and some Florida wines. That's in addi-
tion to the new humidor with the Island's best stock of
imported and domestic cigars. Prices have been low-
ered throughout the store and hours are 10 a.m.-9 p.m.,
Monday through Saturday, and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. on Sun-
-day.

Legal webs explained
Newly elected Anna Maria City Commissioner


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Webb


- Chuck Webb has just es-
tablished a law practice on
the Island. He and his part-
ners have opened Webb,
Wells and Williams law
firm at 501 Manatee Ave.
W. in Holmes Beach, mak-
ing them one of the few law
firms with offices on Anna
Maria Island. The firm prac-
tices general law with spe-
cialization in real estate law,


wills, trusts and estates and litigation. For further infor-
mation call 778-7054.


Peach's in the Anna Maria Island Centre.


p. teach of a isa
Peach's has just added its sixth Manatee area eat-
ery and is now in the Anna Maria Island Centre in
Holmes Beach. The popular breakfast and lunch estab-
lishment is owned and operated by Mike Luciano and
is open from 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily, including Sun-
day. Daily specials are offered, and Peach's has a gen-
erous supply of, what else, peaches-and-cream coffee
cake. Homemade corned beef hash is also a specialty.
Call 779-0738 to learn more.


R.J. Dege at Studio des Artiste in Anna Maria.


Studio of the post office
Anna Maria's newest art and jewelry studio is
Studio des Artiste at 9908 Gulf Drive where the old
post office was located. Owners R.J. and Patti Dege
have just opened and are glad to slow down in Anna
Maria after 30 award-winning years of art shows
from New York to San Francisco. The studio has
custom-made jewelry, paintings, pottery and sculp-
tures. R.J. plans a grand opening coming up when he
and Patti get a chance to really "slow down." The
studio is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, unless an
out-of-town art show interferes, said R.J. For more
info, call 779-2351.


Curt Luttrell of AMI Wines and Spirits.


5ate Harbor sales


Safe Harbor Yacht Sales at the Bradenton Beach
Marina, 406 Church Ave., will hold a grand opening
for its new offices from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, and
Saturday, Jan. 26, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Refreshments
will be served and the public, both boating and non-
boating, is invited.
Safe Harbor's Tony Green said the company, which
acts as a broker/agent for upscale yachts and boats rang-
ing in price from $40,000 to $800.000, made the move to
the marina to better serve the needs of its clients.
"We needed a full service operation for our cli-
ents," said Green. With a working agreement with the
marina and the availability of its 60-ton lift, prospec-
tive buyers and sellers can view first-hand a potential
purchase or sale.
The company works much as a real estate agent
does, bringing buyer and seller together. Currently,
Safe Harbor has about 40 boats in its sales inventory.
But Safe Harbor is more than just a sales force, said
Green. "First of all, we are all boaters. We love boats.
We love to talk about boats and we represent only high
quality vessels."
As experienced boaters, Green says he and his staff
can give a prospective buyer a pretty good course in
yachting and boating and how to operate today's high-
tech vessels. "We give a learning experience to our
clients. We can set them up with the experience they
need to operate a large vessel," he said.
The grand opening is just a way for Green and his
.,afi to meet the community and talk boats.
"We just want people to come by and talk boats
and we invite everybody to come in to see us."
For further information on Safe Harbor Yacht
Sales, call 779-9224 or view the Web site at
www.safeharboryachts.com.

Safe Harbor Yacht Sales
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Safe Harbor at Bradenton Beach Marina
Safe Harbor Yacht Sales staff (from left) Dave
Struber, Cheri Fane, Brian Kiraly and Tony Green.
Islander Photo: Rick Catlin


Super healthy week at
Ansley's Natural Marketplace
With everyone talking about eating right and stay-
ing healthy these days, what better place to do it than
at Ansley's Natural Marketplace in the S&S Plaza in
Holmes Beach?
In fact, the newly opened health food store will
have its official grand opening Saturday, Jan. 26, with
everything in stock carrying a 20 percent discount.
Co-owner Dan Miller said the last Saturday of every
month is always "Super Saturday," with 20 percent off.
Ansley's also has "Thrifty Thursday" on the third
Thursday of every month with 25 percent off vitamins
and 10 percent off foods and cosmetics, Miller said.
How's that for getting healthy and saving some
money?
With a full line of natural vitamins, organic foods
and cosmetic products, fresh and frozen organic veg-
etables, health food literature and books, and whole
grain bread, it's pretty hard not to find something re-
ally healthy at Ansley's.
And, surprise, there's even organic wines and
beers.
Don't laugh, health food lovers. Just when you
thought you had to give up the bad stuff that tastes
good, there's organic wine.
Miller said the wines contain a very significant
amount of grape seed extract. That's the powerful anti-
oxidant that scientists say contributes to the long life,
healthy hearts and low cholesterol levels of many
people in France, where daily glasses of red wine are
a staple with lunch and dinner.
Sounds good to us wine and healthy heart lovers!
Something else that sounds pretty good is the juice
bar and the daily specials of fresh-made, organic soups
and vegetarian chili.
In a few weeks, Ansley's will also have bulk
snacks and bulk grains available. "And we'll even spe-
cial order" for the customer, said Miller.
Ansley's, in the S&S Plaza at 5344 Gulf D-rf e in
Holmes Beach, is now open and is part of the Ansley
network of health food stores with other locations in the
Tampa Bay area. Other owners are Harold Morse,
Candy Allen and Jim Brooks. The store can be reached
at 778-4322.

Got a new business going up on Anna Maria Is-
land, CorteZ or Longboat Key? How about a new prod-
uct or service; a new hire, or an award-winning staff
member? Call Island Biz at 778-7978.


Gettin' naturally healthy
Co-owner Dan Miller of newly opened Ansley's
Natural Marketplace in Holmes Beach stands at the
juice bar counter where's he's getting ready for the
store's official grand opening on Jan. 26. Islander
Photo: Rick Catlin
~ Winners
S Cannons Marina on north
i .. Longboat Key has won
the "Admiral's Circle"
U .' award from Grady-White
Boats, as shown by the
; J plaques held here by, left
Sto right, Cannons assis-
tant manager Benny
Parrish, owner David
Miller and manager Jack
Bergbom. The awards
signify high sales volume
and high levels of cus-
tomer service, Grady-
White said.





THE ISLANDER U JAN. 23 2002 PAGE 21


Identity theft: crime of millennium


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Would you know if your identity had been stolen?
More than likely, Manatee County Sheriff s Deputy Al
DeMaio of the Crime Prevention Unit says, you won't
know right away.
Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the
United States because it's easy to perpetrate, yet it can
take the victim years to regain his or her identity.
Identity theft is when someone takes another per-
sons name and credit and uses it to commit crimes.
Victims do not necessarily have to be wealthy in
fact, the perfect candidate is someone with a good
credit rating.
DeMaio says it is an easy crime to commit and can
be done in as little as five days, yet it could take two
to three years before you realize your identity has been
stolen.
All that the criminal needs to "be in business" is
your name, address, Social Security number or driver's
license information.
These are easily obtained, DeMaio said, from your
bank statements and pre-approved credit card applica-
tions that come in the mail, information you provide
over the phone or online, and even credit card receipts.
Armed with a discarded credit card application, for
example, an identity thief only needs to call the com-
pany, provide a change of address and wait for the card
to arrive.
Identities are stolen for a number of reasons includ-
ing avoiding child support, getting welfare, buying a
home or obtaining a business loan. But most likely sto-
len identities will be used to obtain credit.
DeMaio said that stealing credit is about making
money for the criminal. The thief will open up several
credit cards using the victim's identity, charge them to
the limit and resell the goods in order to pocket a profit.
To avoid detection, DeMaio says the thief will
make the minimum monthly payment for the stolen
credit card before eventually selling the card to some-
one else. Thus, the victim isn't aware that his or her
identity is being used until the thief stops making pay-
ments and the lending agent attempts to collect its
money.
According to DeMaio, two to three years could
easily pass before an individual is alerted to the fact that
the identity has been stolen. And, under the law, the

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Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in
the United States. According to Manatee County
Sheriffs Deputy Al DeMaio, it's an easy crime to
perpetrate but one that is hard for the victim to
recover from.
DeMaio suggests checking your personal
credit report twice a year. The report will show
you all activity that has been done in your name
using your Social Security number.
Credit reports can be obtained from the fol-
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Equifax, P.O. Box 740241, Atlanta, GA
30374-0241. Phone 800-685-1111, Web site:
www.equifax.com.


victim in this case is the lending agent, not the indi-
vidual.
"Identity theft is getting bigger and better and noth-
ing will be done about it," said DeMaio. "It's bad public-
ity for the lending agent and therefore' d for business."
In 1997 MasterCard had $407 ni.llion in losses
and Visa lost $490 million. However, in the eyes of the
credit card companies, the victim of identity theft is
guilty until proven innocent, and it can take years to
clear damaged credit.
DeMaio said although it is a felony in Florida to
use someone else's identity, it is up to you to be alert
and to be educated.
To protect your identity, DeMaio advises against
giving out personal information over the phone unless
you initiate the call. He also advises against providing
personal information online.
"If they can crack into the Pentagon's computers,"
he said, "then cracking into Al DeMaio's home com-
puter is a snap."
DeMaio also recommends shredding all personal
documents, mailing your bills from the post office and
checking your credit report twice a year for suspicious
activity.
Personal credit reports can be obtained from three
reporting agencies for a minimal fee.
If you find that you have been a victim of identity
theft, contact the credit card companies, the Florida
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Wednesday, Jan. 23
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Art for conservation exhibit fea-
turing "The Whales of Randy Puckett" on display at
Mote Marine Laboratory's Marine Mammal Center,
1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota. Informa-
tion: 388-4441.
SNoon to 3:30 p.m. Duplicate Bridge at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave.. Anna Maria City. Information: 778-3390.
- 5 to 7p.m. Greek dinner at the Church of the An-
nunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive North, Holmes Beach.
Fee applies.
7 p.m. Family storytime at the Island Branch Li-
brary, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
tion: 778-6341.
8p.m. Island Players present "37 Postcards" at the
Island Players theater, Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue,
Anna Maria City. Box Office: 778-5755.

Thursday, Jan. 24
Noon Wearable-Art Fashion Show and Luncheon
at Harborside Dining Room, Longboat Key Club,
301 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Informa-
tion: 383-2345.
7p.m. Bingo at the Annie Silver Community Cen-
ter, 23rd Street and Avenue C, Bradenton Beach. In-
formation: 778-1915. Fee applies.
8 p.m. Island Players present "37 Postcards" at the
Island Players theater, Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue,
Anna Maria City. Box Office: 778-5755.

Friday, Jan. 25
8 p.m. Island Players present "37 Postcards" at the
Island Players theater, Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue,
Anna Maria City. Box Office: 778-5755.

Saturday, Jan. 26
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Book sale at Island Branch Li-
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tion: 778-6341.
6 p.m. Polish Dinner Dance at St. Bernard Catho-
lic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
Reservations: 778-3397, or 778-4769. Fee applies.
8 p.m. Island Players present "37 Postcards" at the
Island Players theater, Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue,
Anna Maria City. Box Office: 778-5755.

Sunday, Jan. 27
I to 5 p.m. Eckerd College Environmental Film
Festival at Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Th-
ompson Parkway, Sarasota. Information: 388-4441.
2 p.m. Island Players present "37 Postcards" at the
Island Players theater, Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue,
Anna Maria City. Box Office: 778-5755.
2 to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Park with the Sarasota
Concert Band at Joan M. Durante Community Park,
Longboat Key. information: 383-2345.

Monday, Jan. 28
8:30 to 10 a.m. Internet class for beginners at the
Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Registration: 749-3030.
9 a.m. Manatee Widowed-Persons Service Coffee
and Conversation Hour at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria
City. Information: 778-1908.
10 a.m. Adult ballet classes at the Sinclair Dance
Academy, 7451 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Infor-
mation: 779-1108.
12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Irish dance lessons at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria City. Information: 778-2416.
7 p.m. Environmental journalist Dick Russell
speaks at Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Th-
ompson Parkway, Sarasota. Information: 388-4441.
Fee applies.


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8 p.m. Benefit performance of "37 Postcards"
with champagne reception at the Island Players the-
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Tickets: 795-0841 or 792-0845.

Tuesday, Jan. 29
Noon to 4 p.m. AARP 55-Alive refresher course
for senior drivers at the Island Branch Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Registration: 921-
7656.
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. By appointment only.
8 p.m. Island Players present "37 Postcards" at the
Island Players theater, Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue,
Anna Maria City. Box Office: 778-5755.

Wednesday, Jan. 30
Noon to 4 p.m. AARP 55-Alive refresher course
for senior drivers at the Island Branch Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Registration: 921-
7656.
7p.m. Family storytime at the Island Branch Li-
brary, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
tion: 778-6341.
8 p.m. Island Players present "37 Postcards" at the
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THE ISLANDER U JAN. 23 2002 U PAGE 23


Jane von Hahmann: much to do one to get it done


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
A good year behind her and at least
three more ahead as county commis-
sioner, and Jane von Hahmann is as al-
ways ready and in charge.
She represents all of Manatee
County, of course, but with special at-
tention to District 3 which includes
Anna Maria Island and her hometown
Cortez. She is busy from dawn until
long after sundown, even her prodigious
energy sometimes near its limit.
But she feels that her first year in
office has given her a firm handle on the
job, that she can be a good commis-
sioner for the county and a good wife
and mother and partner for the family.
"We still eat together as a family,"
she said. "Dinner may be a little later
now sometimes." She still cooks it,
though.
It's been a jam-packed year-plus
since she took office, 50-hour weeks on
commission business plus hours and
hours of reading to learn more and get
on top of issues. And there's still the
business, Surfing World, which she and
husband Rocky founded in Cortez in
1976. She still keeps the books and does
much of the buying.
It took her two elections to unseat
longtime County Commissioner Stan
Stephens. Her loss in 1996 was so close,
138 votes, that she figured "the people
and I both want something more for Dis-
trict 3" so she tried again in 2000.
"I developed some name recogni-
tion and managed to get across what I
wanted for the county," she said. She
campaigned hard for eight months,
nearly all of it one on one because "I
onlyhad $9,000 against his $140,000."
It was enough.
She ingested politics with her pabu-
lum, -she suspects. Her father was bud-
get commissioner in Orange County,
and when he ran for sheriff she was old


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enough to absorb it all.
But the political/public service
bug didn't bite for many years. She
was studying psychology and sociol-
ogy, a year and a half into a master's
program when she met her man at
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Bernard von Hahmann III, but he an-
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tion to surfing to the Atlantic Coast. He
was involved in a Surfing World store
there and the young couple decided to
open an outlet on the Gulf Coast.
They shoveled three inches of dirt
off the floor of an old building in Cortez,
moved into a trailer and started a busi-


ness and a family. In a few years they
had built a new store, moved into a
house nearby and had son Alex and then
twins Eric and Dustin.
Then, the county commission. It is
demanding and fascinating, she said,
and very time-consuming. But it's as
important as anything she's ever done.
Nearly all of the issues stem from
growth, von Hahmann said, from land
use to schools to traffic to water to the
often rancorous relationship between the
county and Bradenton.
It has brought up the newly fester-
ing move toward a charter-type govern-
ment for the county, which is one of the
major issues looming for Manatee, von
Hahmann said. She is devoting time and
study to that issue and feels she doesn't
have nearly enough knowledge yet to
make a decision on the matter.
Another top issue is the visioning
process now beginning for the county,
which she wants to "take us 50, 75 years
out into the future that we will want to
mold for Manatee County."
For her district, "there's no room for
much expansion, but traffic will in-
crease. The Island trolley is a perfect
beginning of transit solutions." Island
beach renourishment is a done deal,
Cortez waterfront use still being ex-
plored. She chairs the Cortez Water-
fronts Florida Committee, formed by
state and county to help the historic
fishing village into the future with
minimal change.
She said she learned a lot from a
fire that nearly destroyed the Surfing
World store and inventory in 1997,
and fighting the family's way back to
a business that is thriving once again.
"Things work out," she said.
"Somehow we always manage by the
grace of God to pull it off."
As for the future on the commis-
sion, "I love the job and I'd run again
tomorrow. But we'll see in three years
if the people love my job."


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PAGE 24 0 JAN. 23, 2002 0 THE ISLANDER


Three unbeaten teams top Center's basketball league


By Kevin Cassidy
Special to The Islander
Three teams remained atop the standings of the
Anna Maria Island Community. Center basketball
league with undefeated records. LPAC's 5-0 mark
gives them a three-game lead in Division III, while
Sign of the Mermaid's 7-0 record puts them two and a
half games up in Division II. Air & Energy is a game
and a half in front of Island Discount Tackle with a 5-
0 mark, while IMG's 6-1 record is good for a three
game lead in the Premier Division.
The action is fast and furious and quite enter-
taining- in the 5-7 instructional league. No standings
.are kept, but the games are nonetheless competitive as
each and all the players gives it their all.
Get out to the Center and take in a game. If you
have any sports news to report, give me a call at 750-
8959 or fax to the same number.

Division III: LPAC 19, Duncan 6
Justin Dearlove scored 11 points while teammates
Sarah Howard scored four points to help LPAC to an
easy 19-6 victory over Duncan Real Estate on Monday,
Jan. 14. Breanne Richardson and Forrest Schield com-
pleted the scoring for LPAC with two points each.
Kyle Sewall led Duncan Real Estate with four
points, while Garrett Secor added two.

Survey 13, Danziger 6
Island Survey & Map utilized a balanced scoring
attack to record a 13-6 win over Danziger Allergy &
Sinus on Friday, Jan. 18. The victory pushes the.
Mapsters, who were led by Kevin Callahan's four
points, into a second place tie. Nash Thompson, Joey
Hutchison, Allyson Titsworth and Max Staebler each
contributed two points to the victory.
Ashley Waring's six points led Danziger, which
also got one point from Tommy Price.

LPAC 19, Danziger 4
LPAC recorded win number five thanks to a 19-6



Anna Maria Island

Community Center

basketball schedule
Premier League, age 14-16
Date Time Teams
Jan. 23 7 p.m. A.M. Oyster Bar vs.
IMG Academies
8 p.m. Island Real Estate vs. A.M. Glass
Jan. 26 10 a.m. Island Real Estate vs.
IMG Academies
11 a.m. A.M. Oyster Bar vs. A.M. Glass
Jan. 28 7 p.m. IMG Academies vs. A.M. Glass
8 p.m. A.M. Oyster Bar vs.
Island Real Estate
Jan. 30 8 p.m. IMG Academies vs.
A.M. Oyster Bar

Division I, age 12-13
Date Time Teams
Jan. 26 6 p.m. Air & Energy vs. Jessie's
7 p.m. Galati Marine vs. Bryant's
Jan. 29 7 p.m. Galati Marine vs. Air & Energy
Jan. 30 7 p.m. Island Discount Tackle vs.
Galati Marine


Division II, age 1I
Date Time
Jan. 25 7 p.m.
Jan. 26 4 p.m.
5 p.m.
Jan. 29 6 p.m.


Division III, age 8
Date Time
Jan. 23 6 p.m.
Jan. 26 2 p.m.
3 p.m.
Jan. 28 6 p.m.
Jan. 30 6 p.m.


0-11
Teams
Marco Polo vs. Acute Care
A M. Island Spirits vs. Marco Polo
A-Paradise vs. Sign of the Mermaid
A-Paradise vs. A.M. Island Spirits

3-9
Teams
Pearson vs. Duncan
Danziger vs. Duncan
Pearson vs. Island Surveying
Pearson vs. Danziger
Danziger vs. Island Surveying


- Instructional League, age 5-7
Date Time Teams
Jan. 25 6 p.m. Harry's vs. Sun
Jan. 26 Noon Harry's vs. Island Family Physicians
1 p.m. Bistros vs. Sun


4'


Wyatt Easterling passes the ball as
Kevin Cassidy
victory over Danziger behind eight I
Dearlove and four points-from Bre,
Brooke Fitzgerald and Forrest Schie
points to the victory.
Tommy Price's four points paci
forts for Danziger.

Survey 18, Duncan 6
Joey Hutchison and Allyson Tit
points each to lead Island Survey &
victory of the week, boosting them i
Chris Callahan added four points, wl
scored two in the Jan. 19 game.
Kyle Sewall's four points led Du
which also got two points from Gar

Division II: Spirits 24, ACT 10
Broderick West scored 10 points
added eight points to lead the Island
a 24-10 victory over Accute Care T
Jan. 14. Kyle Sartzend and Tyler Fitz
the scoring with four and two points
Cameron Kawcak led the Accuti
four points, while Celia Ware added
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finished with one point.

Mermaid 20, Spirits 13
C.J. Johnson's 10 points and a de


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dribbles forward in instructional lea
Center.


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Trevor Bystrom defends in instructional league play. Islander Photos:

points from Justin Island Wine & Spirits scoreless in the second and third
anne Richardson. quarter helped the Sign of the Mermaid to its sixth vic-
Id each added two tory on Wednesday, Jan. 16. Ian Douglas' four points
and two points apiece from Clay Barlow, Catie Carden
ed the scoring ef- and Tyler Schneerer contributed to the victory.
Jordan Graeff scored six points and Tyler
Fitzgerald added four to lead the Island Spirits, which
also got three points from Broderick West.
sworth scored six
Map to its second Mermaid 34, Polo 8
into second place. Tyler Schneerer scored 16 points and Jarrod
while brother Kevin McKenzie scored 12 to lead the Sign of the Mermaid
to an easy win over Marco Polo on Friday, Jan. 18. The
incan Real Estate, Mermaid also got four points from Ian Douglas and
rett Secor. two points from Catie Carden as it remained unde-
feated in Division II.
Marco Polo was led by Dylan Mullen, who scored
and Jordan Graeff six points and Justin Anton who added two.
Wine & Spirits to
eam on Monday, Division I: Galati 42, Tackle 31
:gerald completed Steve Seaton nailed three three-pointers from long-
respectively, range to finish with a game-high 13 points to help Galati
e Care Team with Marine to an upset win over second place Island Discount
three. Jake Wood Tackle in Division I action on Tuesday, Jan. 15.
ordan Sebastiano Seaton got inside scoring help from Michael
Cramer, who scored 11 points, and nine points from
point guard Sam Lott. Pelps Tracey added four points
and Nick Sato nailed one three-pointer to finish with
fense that held the three points.
Joey Mattay scored nine points to lead Island Dis-
^ N count Tackle, which also got eight points each from
? Greg Lowman and Zach Schield. Matt McDonough
added four points and Spencer Carper finished with
two.

A&E 47, Tackle 32
Clay Orr's 19 points and 18 points from Jeff
Wehling carried Air & Energy to a 47-32 victory over
Island Discount Tackle on Saturday, Jan. 19. Chad
Ensley added six points and Connor Bystrom contrib-
uted four points to the victory, which gives Air & En-
ergy some breathing room over second place Island
Discount Tackle.
Greg Lowman's 16 points weren't enough as Is-
land Discount Tackle dropped its second straight game.
Zach Schield added eight points, while Joey Mattay
scored four and Anthony Rosas added two points.

Galati 50, Jessie's 24
Sam Lott pumped in 26 points and Steve Seaton
added 10 points to lead Galati to an impressive 50-24
win on Saturday, Jan. 19. The win moves Galati, which
also got seven points from Michael Cramer and two
points from Patrick Cole, from the cellar into third
ball as he place in its division.
igue play at the Steve Faasse's 15 points paced Jessie's, which also
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Sports
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 24

got four points from Brad Milks and two points apiece
from Kevin Kirn and Tanner Pelkey.

Premier League: Oyster 74, IRE 42
Tyler Krauss connected on five three-point baskets
on the way to a game-high 35 points to lead the Oys-
ter Bar to a convincing 74-42 victory over second-place
Island Real Estate in Premier League action on Mon-
day, Jan. 14.
Krauss had plenty of support from teammates Mic
Cripe, who scored 14 points, and Bobby Cooper, who
finished with 13. Sean Sanders added six points, while
Chris Klaesener and Brandon Roberts completed the
scoring with five and four points respectively.
Island Real Estate was led by Gary Scott's 20
points and seven points apiece from Brian Faasse,
Casey Swartzendrub and Gene Distelhurst.

IMG 92, Screen 35
IMG continues to roll the opposition in the Pre-
mier League in posting a blow-out, 92-35 win over
Anna Maria Glass & Screen on Wednesday, Jan. 16.
Graeff and Lawry led the way with 24 points each
while Yoder finished with 15 points and Orra added
12. Tucker completed the scoring for IMG with 10
points.
Will Langston's 12 points paced Anna Maria Glass
& Screen, which also got nine points from B.J. Keim and
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Ted Carlson scored 16 points and Will Langston
added 14 points to lead Anna Maria Glass & Screen to
a nine-point victory over the Oyster Bar on Saturday,
Jan. 19. Ted Carlson added 11 points, while B.J. Keim
finished with three points and Daniel VanAndel scored
two.
Tyler Krauss led the Oyster Bar with 14 points,
while Bobby Cooper and Mic Cripe finished with eight
points apiece.

IMG 75, IRE 50
Orra's 25 points and 21 points from Graeff led
IMG to another easy victory on Saturday, Jan. 19.
Yoder added 15 points and Tucker scored 10 as IMG
won its league-leading sixth game of the season.
Gary Scott's 28 points led all scorers, but it wasn't
enough to carry Island Real Estate, which also got 13
points from Krums. Teddy Carlson added five points
and Ryan Carlson finished with four.

Islanders contribute to
Magic tournament titles
The Manatee Magic UI I boys, featuring Is-
lander Stephen Thomas, and the U14 boys team that
boasts Islanders Daniel Miller, Sean Pittman and
goalie Michael Wallen, both captured their respec-
tive age divisions in the Winter Futball Classic held
over the Jan. 19-21 weekend at GT. Bray Park in
Bradenton.
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capture first-place trophies. Thomas scored a couple of
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Anna Maria Glass & Screen
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Jessie's Island Store
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Marco Polo
Anna Maria Spirits
A-Paradise Realty
Accute Care Team

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LPAC
Island Survey & Map
Duncan Real Estate
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3-3
3-4
1-5


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4-2
2-3
1-4
1-4


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4-2
3-5
2-3
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2-3
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Leave coons alone! And what an author lineup!


"Don't feed the raccoons" signs may soon start to
pop up across Florida.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission will meet next week in Tallahassee to discuss,
among other things, a ban on feeding raccoons, wild
bears, foxes and sandhill cranes. If the board goes along
with the staff recommendation, final rule setting is
expected in April.
"The prohibition against feeding bears, foxes, rac-
coons and sandhill cranes may be necessary for public
safety and to reduce nuisance animal problems," FWC
officials said. "Also, artificial feeding of wild animals
tends to alter the animals' natural feeding habits and
-entices them to seek out humans, which often results in
wildlife being hit by vehicles, killed by dogs or nest-
ing in vulnerable areas."
As a little Roat, it was always a big deal to go to
dinner at Jori's restaurant on Longboat Key, which is
now Euphemia Haye. Besides killer corned beef and
cabbage, the restaurant's claim to fame was the sunset
raccoon feeding, when dozens and dozens of coons
would show up for dinner out back.
Someone told me recently the raccoons are appar-
ently still hanging out there.
Of course, that was back in the bad old days when
wetlands were thought of as swamps, turtle meat was
for sale in the Florida Keys and debates raged on
whether or not manatee tasted more like Florida pan-
ther or bald eagle.

Cortez festival is coming
Grab a calendar for the next two items in the column.
The Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival will be Feb.
16-17 in the heart of the Village of Cortez. The whopping
$2 admission goes to help with the purchase of the Florida
Institute of Saltwater Heritage preserve, 93 acres of land
just east of the village. The property will be kept in its
natural state, FISH officials have pledged.
The two-day event features music, tons of food,
boat rides and displays of marine life. I always just like
to wander around and look at the views of the Kitchen
from the docks all the while munching on aCortez
hot dog. Or two. Oh, that's fried mullet on a bun for
those not in the know.

Author! Author! Author!
Fiction fans are in for a treat in the next few weeks
a whole slew of authors are coming to the area to
talk about and sign their books.
First up is John Lescroart at 7 p.m. Wednesday,
Jan. 23. He will sing copies of "The Oath," the newest
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Bellush murder in Sarasota in 1997. The 7:30 p.m. talk
will also include Sarasota Sheriff s Det. Chris Iorio and
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ticket. The bookstore is at 1341 Main St., Sarasota. For
more information, call 365-6332.
Stuart Kaminsky will sign copies of his new book
"Retribution," which takes place in our part of the
world, at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Circle Books, 478
John Ringling Blvd., St. Armands. His new novel is a
sequel to "Vengeance," which featured a pivotal scene
at a Holmes Beach bed-and-breakfast called the
"Barrington House." Sound familiar? Call 388-2850
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One of my favorite authors will also be at the St.
Armands Key Lutheran Church at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan.
28: James W. Hall with his newest novel, "Blackwater
Sound." Our old friend Thor is back in this one, as well
as Lawton Collins and his daughter, Alexandra Rafferty,
from the novel "Body Language." Hall told me it was the
first time he had worked characters from different novels
together, and it works. Hall has also created some deep-
sea fishing descriptions that are better than anything
Hemingway had to say about the sport.
And then the authors get interesting.
Randy Wayne White will be at Circle Books at 2
p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, to sign his hot-off-the-press col-
lection of short stories, "Last Flight Out." The book
also includes his essay, "An Open Letter To He Who
Hides Behind the Coffin of Innocents," his thoughts on
the Sept. 11 terrorism attacks, which you may remem-
ber'reading in The Islander. White will also have some
of his new hot sauces for sale, Doc Ford's Green Flash-
and Tomlinson's Colombian Gold. I'm not sure which
I like better, VWhie's novels or his hot sauces.
. Eric Hansen will talk about his novel, "Orchid
Fever: A Horticultural Tale of Love, Lust and Lunacy,"


at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at Selby Gardens Activities
Center. The event is free to Selby Gardens members;
fee to gardens applies to non-members at $10 for
adults, $5 for children. The gardens are just south of
"Marina Jack restaurant, at 811 Palm Ave. S., Sarasota.
Call 366-5731 for more information.
Hansen has probably the best opening sentence in
"Orchid Fever" that I've read since "Call me Ishmael."
Here it is:
"There is something distinctive about the sight and
sound of a human body falling from the rain forest canopy.
The breathless scream, the wildly gyrating arms and legs
pumping thin air, the rush of leaves, snapping branches,
and the sickening thud, followed by uneasy silence. Lis-
tening to that silence, I reflected on how plant collecting
can be an unpleasant sort of activity."
Then it gets good.
Carl Hiaasen will sign copies of his new book, "Bas-
ket Case," at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the St. Armands
Lutheran Church. This is a ticket event, sponsored by
Circle Books, but it's not a big deal: buy the book, get a
ticket to get the book signed. If you just want to listen to
Hiaasen and don't want books signed, just show up.
And Robert B. Parker will be at Circle Books at 7
p.m. March 21 to sign copies of his newest Spenser
novel.
Wow!

Now that's a seawall
"The largest vinyl seawall ever built is under con-
struction at MiraBay, a 750-acre gated waterfront com-
munity in southern Hillsborough County."
Ya gotta love absolutes like that statement, but it
seems that the project really is a huge one: seven miles
worth of seawall at a cost of $5 million, according to
the developer, Terrabrook.
The seawall is being assembled from ShoreGuard
vinyl-sheet piling, which has the tensile strength of
steel and is designed to last more than 100 years, ac-
cording to specifications. The 12-foot-long prefabri-
cated sheet pilings interlock before being driven six
feet underground.
While helping prevent erosion, stabilize canal
banks and provide extra home sites along the water, the
seawall also is more forgiving than concrete seawalls
or rock pilings, making it safer for boat traffic, again
according to specs.
The 18-man crew hopes to install one mile of sea-
wall peirmonth.
I don't know how the vinyl cost compares to more
traditional concrete seawalls, but that 100-year life
span sure sounds appealing.

Sandscript factoids
Here are some Florida boat-related statistics:
The Sunshine State is first in the country in boat
sales ($760 million), outboard motor sales ($405 mil-
lion), boat trailer sales ($24 million), and miscellaneous
marine accessory sales ($221 million).


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THE ISLANDER 0 JAN. 23, 2002 0 PAGE 27


Sheepies still hot ticket in local fishing action


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Sheepshead are the big hit this week, thanks to the
better weather, with 6-pounders being regularly caught.
Try sand fleas or fiddler crabs if the usually reliable
shrimp don't seem to be turning the sheepies on.
Offshore fishers report excellent catches of grou-
per and snapper.
Oh, and about that fog: I'm finding that the soupy
weather is making the fish hungry.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said he's finding the
action to have slowed a little, but was still able to catch
some trout to 18 inches, redfish to 24, sheepshead to 6
pounds, plus a few flounder, pompano and bluefish.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said fish-
ing has improved this week with better weather. High-
lights for backwater fishers include sheepshead, trout
and redfish. In the passes and along the beaches look
for bluefish and pompano. Offshore anglers are find-
ing a few scattered kingfish still around, plus black fin
tuna, grouper and lots of lane and mangrove snapper.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
trout are plentiful in Terra Ceia Bay, sheepshead are
congregating at the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, black
drum are at the cut and redfish are still in the Manatee
River.
Capt. William Wimpy said he caught kingfish,
grouper and snapper all on one charter last week while
fishing with Brian Shultz from Brian's Sunny-Side Up
restaurant in Holmes Beach.
Capt. Curt Morrison and Capt. Ryan Hackney
on the Neva-Miss said they've been putting offshore
charters onto black fin tuna, red grouper to 25 pounds,
mangrove snapper and some bonita up to 10 pounds.


Horseshoe winners
Winners in the Jan. 19 horseshoe games
were John Crawford of Bradenton and Eric
Dorn of Bradenton Beach. Runners-up were
Jack Cooper and Ron Simpson, both of
Holmes Beach.
Winners in the Jan. 16 games were Adin
Shank and Bill Starrett, both of Anna Maria.
Runners-up were Bob Hitchcock of Anna
Maria and Ron Pepka of Bradenton.
The weekly contests get under way every
Wednesday and Satiirday at-9 a.m. at Anna
Maria City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive.
There are no membership fees and everyone
is welcome.


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Super sheepie
Shirley Frangella of Anna Maria and Shorewood, Ill., and husband Russ caught this 7-pound sheepshead off
the Anna Maria Bridge. "We caught one maybe a little bigger the other day," she added. Islander Photo:


Bonner Joy
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business said he's
getting sheepshead to 6 pounds, trout to 20 inches in
length and redfish up to 26 inches long.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach said sheepshead and redfish were his
best bets last week.
Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
he was amazed at what a difference a week can make
in local fishing. Reports now include big grout to 24
inches in length caught by wade fishers south of the
Anna Maria Bridge, plus some redfish. Offshore, grou-
per and snapper fishing is excellent.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said best bets
there include lots of sheepshead, although they're
mostly small.
Anglers at the Anna Maria City Pier report
sheepies are thick, and sand fleas or fiddler crabs work
the best as bait. There are also a few reds being reeled
in.






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length, trout to 20 inches, some small snook up to 24
inches and a few sheepshead.
My boat Magic is down this week for some re-
pairs, but we ran two trips last week on a friend's boat
and caught more than 20 sheepshead on each trip, plus
redfish to 26 inches and trout to 24 inches. Good luck
and good fishing.
Capt. Mike Heistand is a 20-year fishing guide. Call
him at 779-9607 to provide a fishing report. Pictures of
your catch are also welcome and may be dropped off at
The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Please
include identification for persons in the picture along with
information on the catch and a name and phone number
for more information. Pictures may be retrieved once they
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Real Estate


Island property sales
1801 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 268 Runaway
Bay, a 2bed/2bath 1,080 sfla condo built in 1978, was
sold 12/4/01, Dren Enterprises Inc to Amos, for
$195,000; list $195,000.
200 block Elm, Anna Maria, a 79x 110 lot, was sold
12/3/01, Ney to Hatch, for $181,000.
305 Manatee Ave. W., Holmes Beach, a 60x100
lot, was 'sold 12/6/01, Rodriguez/Dulce/Sosa to
Simmons/Cornerstone Investment, for $100,000.
3225 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a 1,134 sfla duplex
built in 1966, was sold 12/6/01, Rogers to Radick, for
- $175,000.
501 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, 303 Bridgeport,
a 2bed/2.5bath 1,128 sfla condo built in 1982, was sold
12/3/01, Woodland to Hugenberg, for $305,000; list
$314,900.






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3224 East Bay Dr. Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
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IMAGINE ISLAND LIVING in this charming 2BR/
2BA, Holmes Beach home, with attached garage. Mod-
ern eat-in kitchen, large lot. $335,000. Becky Smith or
Elfi Starrett, 778-0700.
KEY ROYALE Elegant, easy living, Key West-style home,
private deep-water dock. Water views to mainland. $725,000.
Valerie Hietala, 778-0700.
ISLAND GETAWAY Renovated in 2001, 3BR/2BA, two-car
garage, vaulted ceilings, deep sailboat water, 100 ft. seawall. Ed
Booth or Linda Melnick, 778-0700.
LAUREL OAK Spacious 4BR/3BA, three-car garage. Execu-
tive home, numerous upgrades, custom features. $369,900.
Call Becky Smith or Elfi Starrett, 778-0700.
SHOREWALK CONDO Beautiful 2BR/2BA, community
pool, tennis, clubhouse. Close to shopping, dining and the
beach. Robert St. Jean, 778-0700.
CASCO DORADO CONDO. Lovingly maintained 2BR/
2BA, community clubhouse, heated pool, carport and com-
munity boat dockage. $101,000. Becky Smith or Elfi Starrett,
778-0700.
WE HAVE ISLAND HOTELS FOR SALE from Anna
Maria to Casey Key, 4 to 50 units. Wedebrock Commercial
Division, Mary Bowlby, 778-0700.
NEW CONSTRUCTION, 3BR/3BA, choose your lot and
interior colors, starting at $135,900. Wedebrock New Con-
struction Division, Nick Staab, 778-0700.
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5200 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 505 Martinique
South, a 2bed/2bath 1,057 sfla condo built in 1970, was
sold 12/3/01, Wells to Kreps, for $369,000.
612 Key Royale Dr., Holmes Beach, a 1,324 sfla
non-canalfront home built in 1964 on a 100x110 lot,
was sold 12/3/01, Staples to Snyder, for $350,000.
680 Key Royale Dr., Holmes Beach, a canalfront
3bed/2bath home built in 1972 with 1,792 sfla on a
90x114 lot, was sold 12/7/01, Hostetler to Five Forks
LLC, for $350,000; list $469,900.
8305 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, a canalfront
1,290 sfla home built in 1959 on an 80x100 lot, was
sold 12/7/01, Holmes to Fla. Land Sales & Mgt. Inc. for
$375,000.
Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate
broker, 778-1222, exclusively for The Islander. Copy-
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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, 1 BR/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

Monthly Rentals
Available for the 2002 Season
2BR/1BA Ground-level duplex ............... $1,700 rno:
2BR/1BA Single-family home................. $1,900 mo
Annual Rentals
3BR/2BA Pool home in Palma Sola Park ... $1,200 mo;.


Sarasota Board of Realtors

honors Longboat agent
Hannerle Moore of
Coldwell Banker's Long-
boat Key Previews office
has been honored by the
Sarasota Board of Realtors
for "outstanding achieve-
ment in marketing."
Honored along with her
was Sharon Krueger, man-
ager of the firm's St.
MooreArmands Key office, who
was named "Realtor of the
Year" for work with the board.
Moore's honor came for her effective use of the
media to promote Coldwell Banker's image.



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REAL ESTATE COMPANY
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.
3224 East Bay Dr., Holmes Beach
778-6665 1-800-749-6665 www.wedebrock.com



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

Excalibur Realty 792-5566


A CLASSIC
412 Spring boasts having as part of it's architecture the old
Anna Maria post office that used to be attached to my office at
409 Pine. It was moved to 412 Spring many years ago and
attached to the circa 1935 Island cottage already there. 948 sfla
with two bath, two screened porches and a two-car carport on
a 52 by 145 ft. lot in the City of Anna Maria. $285,000.
Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, FI 34216
Phone & Fax: (941) 778-1222
E-Mail: dougdowling@earthlink.net
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enclosed lower level, two-car garage plus room for boat.S395,000.
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, Gulfro bay
5400 GULF DRIVE 1BR, Gulfviews (3 month min.)
IBR/1BA duplex (Jan. & Feb.)
2BR duplex (an., Feb., March)
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U.S. MINT SEALED BAGS of 100 Anthony dollars.
1979 and 1980 Philadelphia, Denver, San Fran-
cisco. $125 per bag. 792-4274.

SCOOTER, Amigo, heavy-duty, three-wheel, two
batteries, good condition. $525 or best offer. 779-
2093.

1000'S OF GOLF BALLS, 100 each. 792-4108.

EXERCISE EQUIPMENT Nordic Track Walk-Fit
treadmill, $60; Weider weight bench and 150 Ibs. of
weights $60; Torso Track II $30, 778-5405.


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.

YARD SALE SATURDAY, Jan. 26, 8am-4pm.
Household items, kids clothes, kids toys. 2218 Ave.
B, Bradenton Beach. No early birds.

SALE JANUARY 26, 9am to ? Furniture, clothes,
microwave, collectibles, more good stuff. 6700
Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.

HUGE MULTI-FAMILY garage sale. Saturday, Jan. 26,
8am-noon. Fumiture, books, pictures, linens, baskets,
clothes, lots of miscellaneous. 500 block of 74th Street.

MULTI-FAMILY yard sale. Saturday, Jan. 26, 9am-
4pm. 2416 Ave. B, Bradenton Beach.

GARAGE SALE FRIDAY & Saturday, Jan. 25-26,
9am-lpm. Side-by-side refrigerator, wicker, oak
desk/hutch, miscellaneous. Cash only. 107 Willow,
Anna Maria.

REMODELING HOUSEHOLD SALE: Saturday,
Jan. 26, 9am-3pnr.- Drop-in ranges, refrigerators,
microwave and cart, disposal, pictures, miscella-
neous. Excellent condition. 2903 Ave. B and 29th
Street, Holmes Beach.


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ONE OF THE KEY'S

NATURAL RESOURCES


'" -VWEST-STYLE HOME IN ANNA MARIA
ina is the spectacular backdrop for this charming,
. iC Key iw 'est-sryle .+ bedroom home thd is nestled on a
canal st 1 1/2 blocks from a white sanhy beach. Picture dtis
- warm summer breezes, lush Florida fauna, a beautiful
yellow exterior with bright white trim, soft island colored
interior pain, Bimini shurrers, warm hardwood floors, soar-
ing ceilings, screened Florida room, a sumptuous master
suite, maple cabinetry and a boat dock with lift. Go to
w,w .hannere.com foravirtual 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 Gulfof Meico Dr, Suite 1, Longboat Key, FL 34228


GARAGE AND PLANT SALE, Saturday, Jan. 26,
8am-1pm. 608 Baronet Lane, Key Royale, Holmes
Beach.


LOST CAT: Male, white with light brown markings
and blue eyes. Three years old, name is Marvin.
Lost on Jan. 11 in Bradenton Beach. No collar or
tag. 778-6000.

FOUND DOG: Small male dog found near Shells in
Holmes Beach. Call 778-3571.

FOUND: BEAUTIFUL WHITE young male cat. Not
neutered, very friendly. Found in Crescent Gardens
area of Anna Maria Island on Jan. 12. Please call to
describe or we get to keep him! Sarasota, (941) 921-
5591.


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.


1996 BUICK LeSABRE Limited. Loaded, leather,
cold air conditioning, looks and runs like new, high-
way miles. $5,900. 761-4444.


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

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


PARTY AND FISHING CHARTERS. Available in
February. 47-foot boat. Call Sam, 544-8128.


CONDOMINIUM MANAGER: CAM licensed, com-
puter literate, Word, Excel and some bookkeeping.
Friendly 48-unit condo complex in Holmes Beach.
Part time, 8am-noon, Monday through Friday. 778-
6555 or 778-9791.

RECREATION AIDE NEEDED at the Island Com-
munity Center in Anna Maria. Flexible days, part-
time hours: Monday-Friday, 4:30-9pm, half day Sat-
urday. Must be dependable, responsible and a team
player in a positive environment. Salary $7-$9/hour.
Call Tom Moore at 778-1908.

FULL-TIME HOUSEKEEPER position in northwest
Bradenton. Must be experienced, bright, organized,
non-smoker who loves children and available for
evening babysitting. License and references neces-
sary. Write, "Housekeeper" P.O. Box 14522,
Bradenton FL 34209.

A/C LEAD INSTALLER. Change out, new con-
struction. Experienced, high ethical standards a
must. Year-round work, no layoffs. Paid vacations,
holidays. Benefits. Lots of overtime. West Coast
Refrigeration, Air Conditioning & Heating, 778-9622.
5347 Gulf Drive #4, Holmes Beach, FL 34217. A
true drug-free workplace.

DRIVERS TROLLEY operators needed! Beach
trolley System (will run daily from Anna Maria City
Pier to Coquina Beach). Valid Florida Class "B" CDL
driver's license required with one-year driving expe-
rience for commercial carrier and safe operation of
vehicles. Salary: $20,363/annual, plus benefits.
APPLY: Manatee County Human Resources, P.O.
Box 1000, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Suite 863,
Bradenton, FL 34206-1000. Phone (941) 748-4501,
extension 3520. Fax (941) 749-3035. AA/EOE/M/F/
VP/DFWP



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tained 2,382 sq.ft. apartment complex
with a 2BR/2BA, 2BR/1BA and a 1BR/
1BA, directly across from the beach!
Reduced to $450,000. Call Harold Small
for info today, 778-2246.







w*EST- GLENN! Like new home with
Beautiful caged pool, cathedral ceilings,
eat-in kitchen with oak cabinets. Open
plan offers 1,564 sq.ft. of stylish living
plus two-car garage. $183,900. Call
Anne Miller, 778-2246.

2217 GULF DRIVE


ANNA MARIA POOL HOME with deeded
dock space. 2BR/2BA, plus loft, perfect for
office. Lots of storage plus enclosed space
off garage for hobby/play room. Caged pool,
two decks. $359,000. Call Yvonne Higgins,
778-2246 or 720-3879.


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CANAL POOL HOME Very private set-
ting looks over canal and mangroves.
Seawall, dock, davits with water and
electric. Only 250 ft. to bay. Turnkey fur-
nished 2BR/2BA with cathedral ceilings,
lots of storage. $379,000. Yvonne
Higgins, 778-2246 or 720-3879.
NORTH BRADENTON


941 778-2246 800 211-23


WATERWAY CONDO! Close to beaches,
this 2BR/2BA condo has glassed-in lanai
with tile floors. Overlooks spa, canal and
boat slip. Secure entry to lobby and eleva-
tor. Under building parking. $199,900. Call
Bill Bowman, 778-2246.







BAYVIEW HOME! Quality built 3BR/2BA
home with great room design, cathedral
ceilings, upgraded appliances, large 30 by
11 ft. screened porch and 30 by 54 ft.
garage/storage. $415,000. Call Dave
Moynihan, 778-2246 or 778-7976 eves.

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ACE HARDWARE of Holmes Beach seeks permanent
full-time sales associate. Retired trades people welcome.
Apply in person. 3352 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach.

SERVERS, AM PREP COOKS and line cooks. Ap-
ply at Island's End, 10101 Gulf Drive, Monday-Fri-
day, 1-3pm, ask for Suzan.
PART-TIME HOUSEKEEPER needed to start Feb-
ruary for small local motel. Must be non-smoker,
varying hours. Call 779-1086.

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


MAKE YOUR MOVE

WITH MARILYN

PERICO BAY CLUB
1323 Perico Point Circle
THE LATEST ON THE BAY
Outstanding 2BR/2BA with
many very fine extras and built-ins.
$255,000 and furniture package.
OPEN HOUSE
SUNDAY 1 4 PM


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.

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
sawmill, will travel. 745-1043 Dan Michael,
master carpenter.

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

CLEANING ON THE ISLAND by longtime resident.
Reasonable rates and references. 778-0864.
NOTARY PUBLIC, civil marriages and renewal of
wedding vows. Sunset beach setting or where ever.
Norman R. Veenstra. 778-5834.
TREE TRIMMING and hauling. Great rates, free
estimates. Call Wes, 727-1076.
MANICURES, PEDICURES and Tammy Taylor
Acrylics. For appointment, please call Mardi, 704-
5543.


$145,000 BAYFRONT CONDO
Great bay view, heated pool, clubhouse,
deeded btcAd Q press, short walk to just
-, about everything! All of this go,-Aith this
2BR/1BA turnkey furnished unit.
IB79194.
I k $399,000 VIEWS FROM EVERY-
WHERE! The bay from the first-level
apartment the bay and Gulf from the
second level! Plus a roof-top area for view-
ing both. 2BR/2BA in each apartment plus
porches and walk-in closets. IB80089.
6016 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton
(941) 778-0766 (800) 778-8448
Visit our website at www.ArvidaRealty.com

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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
SDeveloper Pays Closing Costs
The Village at Holmes Beach Development, LLC
Call: Jon Tipton, 941-179-9464
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Mike Normar Realty takes pleasure in announcing the affiliation
of Michael Northfield with the company. Michael comes to us from
England via Canada and has been living and working on the Island
for the past ten years. Michael is looking forward to helping his
many friends in the area with their real estate needs and to making
and helping many new friends in the future.

Mike 778-6696

Norman 1-800-367-1617
3101 GULF DRIVE
Realty inc. HOLMES BEACH
www.mikenormanrealty.com


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CATERING! Bartending and/or server. Assist with
your dinner party, no party too small or large. Set up
to clean up, formal to casual. 761-8135.

THE ROYAL MAID Service. Licensed, bonded, insured.
Professional experienced maids. Free estimates, gift cer-
tificates available. Call now, 727-9337 (72-SWEEP).

TLC INFANT CARE in my home. Monday Friday,
7am 5:30pm. References can be provided. Avail-
ability now. Maureen, 778-5011.

TUTORING: All subjects. Improve your child's report card
and FCAT scores. Experienced teacher with master's
degree in education. Results guaranteed. 779-2022.

MAID TO CLEAN" Island cleaning at your conve-
nience. Excellent rates and references. Call Wendy,
778-0321.

HUSBAND/WIFE team for general house cleaning
with the personal touch. Local residents, depend-
able, trustworthy, references. Satisfaction guaran-
teed. Call Ginny, 727-8329.












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

to A MAI?/4
\ Since
1957
FRANKLIN' rA Y BROKER
"We ARE the Island. -
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250



OWNER SAYS SELL!


DELPONTES' CLEANING SERVICE Residential
and commercial cleaning. Weekly and biweekly
schedules now available. Call today for your free
estimate. 792-7613 or 518-3406.

HANDYMAN Repairs, installations. Minor carpentry,
plumbing, electrical. Carpet steam-cleaning, paint-
ing. Yard work, pruning, fertilizing. Experienced,
dependable. Reasonable rates. Call Jim, 779-2022.


CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING and Lawn Mainte-
nance. Residential and commercial. Full-service
lawn maintenance, clean-ups, tree trimming, haul-
ing, Xeriscape. Island resident. Excellent refer-
ences. 778-5294.

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

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


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





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941-795-4899
HOURS: Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5
Direcons From U.S. 41, travel west on Manatee
Avenue (SR 64) and across Palma Sola Causeway
to Perco island. Town & Country Pedco
wllbe ontheleft.
www.tchome.com
Limited time offec certain restrictions apply.
"Size restriction apply.


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.

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



/edebrock
REAL ESTATE COMPANY
HIGHLY DESIRABLE
PALMA SOLA PARK
2BR/2BA, caged pool, garage, fenced yard. Large
Cristin Curl lot for boar or RV parking. Close to beahces, shop-
ping and great schools. Cristin Curl, 778-0700.
3224 East Bay Dr., Holmes Beach
778-6665 1-800-749-6665 www.wedebrock.com
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REALTORS


LONGBOAT KEY LAGUNA YACHT VILLAGE -
UNDER CONSTRUCTION Three bedrooms plus sitting
room/office, three bath home to be completed approxi-
mately 2/2002. Luxury appointments, 2,471 square feet of
living area plus extra large double garage and three
screened lanais. Hardwood, ceramic tile and carpet floor-
ing, central vac, security system, intercom, granite counter
tops and 'much more. Assigned boat dock, community
heated pool and spa, short walk to the Gulf of Mexico.
Priced at $679,000. Please call Carol Williams, Broker for
floor plan and details. 941-744-0700 after hours.













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


Holmes Beach 2BR/1BA home on canal.
$2,300/month
Bradenton Beach Key West 2BR/2BA.
Next to the beach.
$3,600/month
Call Michel Cerene, Realtor, 941-778-0770.


REALTORS


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

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(JI/edebrock
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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IMPERIAL HOUSE very well maintained 2BR/2BA condo
with pool. Ground level unit. Clubhouse activities. Directly
across from the beach. Three month minimum.
LAKESIDE SOUTH Centrallylocated 3BR/2BAvilla on lake. Com-
fortably furnished in quiet community with heated Olympic size pool,
.screened lanai and one-car garage..Still available for the season.
BERMUDA BAY CLUB Exquisitely furnished 3BR/2.5BA
townhouse with two-car garage, three private decks, pool and Jacuzzi.
SDiect.y across from the beach. Wooden:boardwalk for views of the
S'bay. Available for 2002 season.
'GULF SHOtES Lovely beachfdnt condo, wonderfully decorated,
.2BR/2BA, with den. Large lanai, perfect for sunsets. Monthly and
weekly rates. -
THE BAYOU Enjoy fishing offthe historic pier and shopping. Ex-
celent location, 2BR/1BA condo. Seasonal rental. Won't last long!
Actively seeking distinctive rental properties.
Tracy Bernard or Cristin Curl Property Managers.
S 941778-6665 or 800 749-6665
.w w w W e d e b oc k c o m


4BR/2BA pool home in central Holmes Beach.
One short block to the Gulf beach. Nicely remod-
eled with large wrap-around porch.
Reduced to $459,000.

Bay View Building Lot

Watch the sailboats by day and the lights of
the Sunshine Skyway by night from this ex-
ceptional lot on the north end of Anna ,Maria,.
-57 by 110 ft. in area of fine homes. Don't miss
this chance of a lifetime to own in. this-pre-
ferred location. Just listed at $425.000.. -._


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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
andy's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
lfi We Monitor Irrigation Systems
Service INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
778.1345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
I Established in 1983

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

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



Water Damaged Drywall Tiling Painting
HAND AND SPRAY TEXTURE
Clean, Honest, Reliable More than 20 years experience
Z Fred 752-7758 Cellular 545-6141 4

MARI E CORRELL, REALTOR
ISLAND. CONDO AND DUPLEx SPECIAUST
-Personal Seruice is My First Name!"

S(941) 778-6066


CLEAN WINDOWS
Wouldn't that be nice! We'll make your glass gleam!
(941) 125-0399
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Sp(10 x 20) $1,985
Price Includes:
Screen Walls
Aluminum Roof 1 Door
16 Kickplate
Gutters & Down Spouts
(Concrete Slab Extra)
CUSTOM POOL CAGES
We Specialize in Custom Quality For Less...
Screen Rooms Car Ports Screen Repair
Patio Covers Pool Enclosures Vinyl Windows
Handrail Soffit & Fascia Vinyl Siding

NORMAN WHITLOW ALUMINUM
FREE ESTIMATE 729-5181
Licensed & Insured RX 0032189






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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.

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

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 tilesup-
plied 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. Remodel-
ing, 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


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.



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

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.

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

CANALFRONT HOME. 2BRi1.5BA 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.


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

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. 1BR effi-
ciency 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.

DUPLEX 1BR/1BA 5625 Gulf Drive. Seasonal
$1,600/month; annual $700 month, $700 security.
Water and garbage, no pets. 778-5114.

SEASONAL COTTAGE: 200 feet to beach. Spacious
1 BR, sleeps four. Quiet, private. Near pier, restaurants.
Pet maybe. $500 week/$1,400 month. 778-8571.

ANNA MARIA KEY ROYALE canalfront 2BR/2BA
upgraded home. Family room, sunset terrace, dock,
garage, laundry, breakfast bar. Bright and open.
$3,600/$1,200. (813) 991-5462.

HOLMES BEACH 1BR unturrii -,;-two blocks from
beach. Yearly lease, references required. All iniusive,
except electric. Efficiency, furnished, seasonal only.
Available now. Call Maryann, (727) 461-3384.

SEASONAL RENTAL 2BR/1.5BA elevated. $1,800/
month. Available February through April. Small dogs
OK. 778-0998.

PANORAMIC BAY-VIEW, ground-floor triplex, fully
furnished, new ceramic tile. 1 BR and 2BR. Very nice,
quiet with beautiful view. SteDs to Cul. Available now
through May. Non-smoking, no pets. 778-7107.

VACATION RENTALS: Seasonal and annual. Call
Wedebrock rental office 778-6665 or (800) 749-
6665. www.wedebrock.com.


BRADENTON BEACH: Adorably furnished, im-
maculate, bed and breakfast decor. 2BR/1BA,
washer/dryer, dishwasher, digital cable, phone. Two
blocks to beach and bay. $2,000/month or $1,900/
month for multiple months. 779-2393.

WANTED TO RENT: Large studio or 1 BR in Holmes
Beach for month of February. Also, nearby 1BR or
2BR (for three persons) for the week of Feb. 15.
Both fresh and moderately priced. (231) 386-5017.

SEASONAL RENTALS: 2BR/2BA townhouse,
heated pool, boat and dock, $2,200/month; 2BR/
2BA, villa, pool, tennis courts, $2,400/month; 2BR/
2BA house, Holmes Beach, elevator, $2,900/month;
3BR/2BA, Longboat Village cottage, $2,900/month.
Real Estate Mart, 756-1090.


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MARCH RENTAL CANCELLATION Holmes Beach,
Gulf Drive, 2BR/2BA, condo, heated pool, Jacuzzi,
tennis, attractive decor. $2,400, April possible, call
778-3432.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR townhouse, Palma Sola
Bay, heated pool, boat dock. $850/month. Real Es-
tate Mart, 756-1090.

3BR/3BA HOLMES BEACH townhouse. Beautiful
decor, great location close to beach, overlooking
nature preserve. Heated pool, washer/dryer, ga-
rage, more! 713-0096.

WATERVIEW SEASONAL APARTMENT, this sea-
son or next. Can see unit until Feb. 1. $1,500/month.
View Skyway Bridge and fishing piers. 778-7934.

PERICO ISLAND newly acquired townhouse, 2BR/
3BA, plus den. Great view, short distance to beach
and shopping. Available February and March. For
information call, 795-3778. $2,000/month, total.

STEPS TO BEACH annual 2BR/1 BA, 2400 Ave. C.
Cable, water, appliances, washer/dryer provided.
Solar-heated pool. Mike Norman Realty, 778-6696.

BAYFRONT, DOCK, UPPER 2BR/1 BA duplex with
deck and fabulous view from Cortez to Sarasota.
$1,200/month annual. 778-0300.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA DUPLEX, unfurnished, two
miles from Island, elevated, storage, large yard,
washer/dryer hook-ups, walk-in master closet. $825/
month. 383-6272.

VACATION RENTAL 1BR, fully-equipped condo
unit on beach with pool and restaurant for week of
March 9-16. $800. (864) 391-5099.



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

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

WATERFRONT HOME and two building lots on sepa-
rate, 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.


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

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

KEY ROYALE DRIVE 3,900 square foot. home.
4BR/3BA, 50 ft. dock with power. New carpet, tile,
decorating throughout. Walk to Key Royale golf
course. Available 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 com-
munity with 24-hour security. $243,900. By owner.
792-8351.

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.

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

HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX on 90-by-112-foot lot.
Only two and half blocks to beach, $299,500. 305
57th St. 779-2114.

HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX 2BR/2BA and 3BR/
2BA. Double-car garage. Walk to beach. Views of
Gulf of Mexico and bay. $325,000. 779-9074.

COZY 2BR/2BA, desirable Island home with large
lot, family room. $349,000. Real Estate Mart, 756-
1090.
WATERFRONT: Free information on waterfront
property in Manatee and Sarasota bounties. Auto-
mated information, 888-651-9596. ID32098 or
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CANAL 4BR/2BA, pool, boat lift, new roof, pool
cage, all tile. San Remo. $289,900. Owner, 761-
0510.

PERICO BAfY CLUB Kingfisher, 2BR/2BA.
$163,500. Call 795-1539.

CONDO FOR SALE Why rent? 2BR townhouse,
heated pool, boat dock. $114,900. Real Estate Mart,
756-1090.

BRADENTON BEACH ELEVATED duplex. 2BR/
1.5BA. Great location, one block to beach. Great
rental history. New air condition units, two blocks
from bay park. Call 778-0998.


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SUNBOW BAY 2BR/2BA condo. Great water view.
Two heated pools. Tennis court, elevator under build-
ing parking. Walking distance to shopping and beach.
By owner. For information, 795-3778. $230,000.

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

DUPLEX QUIET street in Holmes Beach. Just one
lot from bay. Some views. New tile, paint. Nice lot
with room for pool. Use as duplex or single family.
$259,900. Easy to see. Yvonne Higgins at Wagner
Realty, 720-3879.

SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA, two-car garage. Northwest
Bradenton. Moving, must sell. Reduced to $134,900.
Photos: www.byusaowner.com. 1304 71st. St. N.W.
518-5890 or 792-1032. All offers considered.

AFFORDABLE 2BR/2BA, well kept, walk to beach
and shopping, has elevator. $299,900. Real Estate
Mart, 756-1090.


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Call Piroska Kallay at 778-2261


RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE, INC.
After hours 778-3778
Fax: 778-7944 (800) 422-6325
3614 East Bay Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34217


an independently owned and operated member of Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation


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.








2BR/2BA TOWNHOUSE end unit. Gulfview,
turnkey furnished, heated pool. $199,900. Call
Ed Oliveira, 778-4800 or 705-4800.


CANAL POOL HOME Very private setting looks out at
natural canal and mangroves. Seawall, dock, davits
with water and electric. Only 250 feet to bay. 2BR/2BA,
great-room plan with cathedral ceilings. Lots of stor-
age. Beautifully turnkey furnished. $379,000. See it
with Yvonne Higgins at Wagner Realty, 720-3879.

DRASTICALLY REDUCED 2BR/1.5BA, fully fur-
nished mobile home in Paradise Bay Estates.
$59,900. Call WES Real Estate Inc. at (941) 795-
7653 or 713-1620 and ask for John.

TROPICAL ISLAND STYLE home in desirable Anna
Maria, across from bay. 4BR/2BA with Berber car-
pet and tile throughout. Large open kitchen for en-
tertaining, dining room. Double fireplace, vaulted
ceilings, wonderful relaxing porch. The deep lot is
maintenance free, with garden and deck. Circular
drive gives easy access for Recreational vehicle
parking. Other features include two-car garage, car-
port, workshop/studio with air conditioning and out-
door shower. By appointment only, 811 S. Bay Blvd.
South. Priced at $599,000. 778-0405.


EXPANSIVE BAYFRONT VIEWS of the out
islands and Skyway Bridge from this stunning
3BR/2BA home. Boat dock with davits and huge
lot. $799,000. Call Jane Grossman at 778-4800
or 778-4451.


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


INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY. Seven rental ELEVATED ISLAND DUPLEX 2BR/2BA each
units one block from beach. Classy turnkey fur- side. Excellent location, walk to beach or bay.
nishings, brand new pool and common laundry. $289,000. Call Ed Oliveira, 778-4800 or 705-
$1,050,000. Call Dave Jones or Dick Maher at 4800.
778-4800.


40 STEPS TO THE BEACH! Architecturally WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS Updated
designed, quality home. Immaculate 3BR/2BA 2BR/2BA turnkey furnished condo in very pri-
with loft and undercover parking for 5! Great lot, vate tropical setting. Fully enclosed and air con-
plus room for a pool. Call Denise Fleese at ditioned lanai with view of heated pool and peek
504-5211. of the bay. Priced to sell at $260,000. Call Dick
Maher or Dave Jones at 778-4800.


ANNA MARIA POOL HOME with deeded boat ac-
cess. 2BR/2BA loft, plus work/play room, one-car
garage, one-car carport, circle drive. Two large
decks. New paint and carpet. Gorgeous caged pool.
Easy-care yard. Walk to beach, bay, stores, tennis.
$359,000. Easy to see with Yvonne Higgins at
Wagner Realty, 720-3879.

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advertising 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, handicap, 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 parents 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
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CULTURAL ATTACHE 1 2 3 4 6 7 8 9 10 112 13 1415 16 117 18
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20 Squabble
21 Granada greeting
22 Throat dangler
23 Mickey Mouse club?
26 Parking garage mishaps
27 Accessory for a hood
28 Stop being obstinate
29 Accordion feature
30 Family life, figuratively
31 Tropical flavor
33 Become friendlier
35 Duds
38 Earn more, say
43 Cocktail dress?
49 Changes at the salon
50 Custard-filled dessert
51 Geisha wear
53 Supermarket spots
54 Ones guarding cages
55 An elephant has a
big one
58 Prefix in many winter
product names
59 Sir of pop
60 Miracle site in John 2:1
62 Actor George who won
an Oscar for "Disraeli"
64 Pizazz
65 Egg hunt?
68 Model Chow
72 Dorm room staple
74 date!"


75 1994 Peace Nobelist
76 Tom Clancy subj.
79 Popular references
81 Slave's job
83 Respect
85 el Amarna, Egypt
86 Is a night watchman?
88 Suggests
90 Biggest blowhard at
the Alamo?
93 They're uplifting
95 Why
96 'Clock Jump"
(1937 hit)
97 Apple-polisher
99 Passed
105 Shell alternative
108 Site of a blue light, maybe
110 Extra-powerful
112 Primitive adders
113 Beer dispenser at a
tailgate bash?
116 Tempter
117 In the old days
118 About
119 Article for Mozart
120 Stressed
121 Remorseful one
122 Like some stock markets
that show early trends
123 Limitless quantities

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2 Figure skater known as
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3 St. Teresa's birthplace
4 VCR feature
5 "I wouldn't bet on it!"
6 Lake along which
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7 Marty's role in "Young


8 Rev
9 Japanese computer giant
10 Clueless one's response
11 "Yippee!"
12 Designer for Jackie
13 Where artists mix
14 Bad coffee klatches?
15 Santana's first hit, 1970
16 Wind-swept hill
17 Morsel for a sea snail
18 Holdup
24 Army member
25 Daisy Mae's heart's desire
31 Amp attachment
32 Christina's dad
34 Dives into a project
36 Andalusian aunts
37 "Naughty, naughty!"
39 Neighbor of Djibouti
40 Pandora's boxful
41 Dated
42 Old rival of
105-Across
43 Fictional investigator
Travis
44 Doing great, after "on"
45 Rodeo rope
46 Grippers
47 Poker player's declaration
48 Outdo
52 Bridges and others
55 Four seasons in Seville
56 Go to pieces
57 They, to Thiers
60 Mastermind
61 Answer (for)
63 W.W. II site
65 "Gentleman's Agreement"
actress Holm
66 Branch
67 Parts of gals.
69 One of the Balearic
Islands
70 Bayside footballer


103 Yerba _,original
name of San Francisco
104 Town destroyed during
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105 It might be rigged
106 Award for "The Zoo
Story"
107 Owl's hangout
109 See 98-Down
110 Draped dress
111 "Jaws" boat
114 Color TV pioneer
115 Twice, in music


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73 Scottish fashion
designer's showing?
75 Tony winner Diana
76 Zorro garb
77 Second command
ment no-no
78 Gallic girlfriend
80 Sitcom character who
lived with the Tanners
81 Hawaiian tuber
82 Word derived from
Malay for "jungle man"


84 Bills
86 Hang out
87 SuperStation initials
89 Supposed to be
91 Provide an address
92 The "R" in Roy
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94 Attitude
98 It's usually made from a
109-Down
100 Expose, poetically
101 Bogota babies
102 "Leave It to Beaver" boy


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