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Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992) ( January 30, 2002 )

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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: January 30, 2002

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

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Skimming the news ... Anna Maria Island map in this edition, page 18.


SAnna Maria


Islander


Teensy congeniality, page 11.


"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"


Sandbar offices


damaged by fire
A fire early Tuesday evening, Jan. 23, in the offices
of the popular Sandbar restaurant in Anna Maria
caused approximately $40,000 in damages and
prompted the computer credit card system to tempo-
rarily shutdown.
No one was injured in the fire, which was first re-
ported to West Manatee Fire & Rescue at 6:17 p.m. A
unit of the Cedar Hammock Fire & Rescue District was
also dispatched, but was not needed at the fire.
Restaurant manager Adam Williams said someone
first pointed out to him smoke was coming from the of-
fice building, and as he entered the parking lot to investi-
gate he saw flames shooting from the attic. He immedi-
ately called 911, and went to the storage area to remove .
propane tanks used to fuel portable heaters on the deck in
cold weather, which were stored downstairs.
The official report said the first units arrived at 6:20
p.m. and firemen saw no flames, but "heavy smoke" was
coming from the second story of the office building, which Cleaning
sits about 50 yards east of the restaurant. The fire was FirefightersJ
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rom the West Manatee Fire & Rescue District finish up after extinguishing afire in the Sandbar
office building in Anna Maria on Jan. 22. Manager Adam Williams said the parking lot was
ooded when the firefighters'job was done. Islander Photo: J.L. Robertson


The Holmes Beach Charter Review Committee has
already heard from Longboat Key Town Manager
Bruce St. Denis on the pros of a city manager.
Last Friday, the committee heard some of the
downside to creating such a position. A city manager
in Holmes Beach might get bored finding something to
do for 40 hours each week.
"There's really not 40 hours of real work to do
every week for a city manager," said Holmes Beach
Treasurer Rick Ashley.
"Things might get done faster, but he or she is re-
ally going to be just an administrator," he added.
Ashley, who has worked for Manatee County gov-
ernment, said in his view, Holmes Beach "doesn't need
a lot of management oversight."
That's essentially what a city manager would bring
to the table, in addition to the power to hire and fire city
staff, he noted.
Ashley indicated he would not like to see a city
manager have absolute authority to hire and fire city
employees without the approval of the city commis-
sion.
However, added Ashley, if the city stays with a
"strong mayor" form of government as it currently has, "it
might not be a bad idea to have an administrator to carry
out day-to-day affairs" of the city. In some municipalities,
the city clerk performs the functions of administrator.
Holmes Beach City Clerk Brooke Bennett wouldn't
mind being designated to perform the functions of a city
administrator, but she said right now things are running
pretty smoothly in Holmes Beach under the current strong
mayor setup. She's worked for three mayors and had no
problems working with any of them.
"Unless we get someone in here who is heavy-
handed," she doesn't see the need for a city manager.
"And I do agree that there is not enough for a city
manager to do in one day. I'm happy with the charter,"
she said.
"Holmes Beach is a good example of how to get
along," said Ashley.
Ashley did recommend that annual budgets be
adopted by resolution and not ordinance, as the current


charter requires.
"Every time you want to have a budget change for
housekeeping purposes," said Ashley, it has to be
brought as an amendment to the ordinance. This takes
time and makes the budget difficult to maintain.
The committee will continue to hear from various
Holmes Beach staff members on their duties and func-
tions in the next few weeks as it prepares its next report
on charter revisions to the city commission.
The committee has not yet adopted any recommen-
dations for revision, but must present its next report to
the commission March 12.
Friday, Feb, 8, the committee will hear from police
and public works staff. The meetings start at 8 a.m. in
the Holmes Beach City Hall and the public is welcome
to attend.



flappenings

Anna Maria mayoral
candidate forum Thursday
With less than two weeks to go before Anna
Maria's election of a new mayor, candidates
Tom Skoloda and SueLynn will appear at The
Islander candidate forum starting at 6 p.m.,
Thursday, Jan. 31 at the Anna Maria City Hall.
The two candidates will spend the first 30
minutes mixing with the public before settling
down for a question and answer session with the
voters.
In addition, questions may be asked by The
Islander of the two candidates.
Each candidate will be given an equal
amount of time to respond to questions or state
their position on issues.

ISLAND R IA l
Since 1992
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Petitions presented

to block Old Bridge

Village development
By Paul Roat
Voters may get the chance to determine
whether or not a development in Bradenton
Beach may proceed.
Enough signatures on three petitions circu-
lated during the past few weeks to block the
Old Bridge Village project on Bay Drive South
have been certified. Two of the petitions would
repeal ordinances approved by the Bradenton
Beach City Commission Jan. 3 to allow the 11-
unit residential, three-office condo project.
A third petition would create a "moratorium on
vacating of city property, requests for rezoning, or
comprehensive plan amendments until comprehen-
sive plan and land development code review of city
commission and approved by electors."
A committee of five people banded together
on the petition drive: Gail Cole, Ken Lohn, Anna
O'Brien, Ellen Scott and Greg Watkins.
The city charter calls for the city commission to
address the issues raised in the petitions within 90
days of certification. If the city commission does not
reverse itself and reject the project, the matter goes
to the voters in a referendum within 120 days.
City Clerk Pat Grizzle said the commission
would probably discuss the matter in March.
Old Bridge Village is between Third and
Fourth streets south. Owners of the project are
Harry Brown and Susan Kehne; developer/part-
ner is David Teitelbaum.
There was a voter-initiated repeal of an ordi-
nance in Bradenton Beach in 1990. The city com-
mission had passed an ordinance March 9, 1990,
which called for the city commission to approve all
hiring or firing of employees. On Dec. 4, 1990,
voters rejected the ordinance, instead calling for the
city's department heads to hire and fire employees
without commission approval.


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PAGE 2 M JAN. 30, 2002 0 THE ISLANDER


No 'M-word' for Anna Maria trolley


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
After months of wrangling, public discussion and
sign designs followed by compromise signs, Anna
Maria city commissioners voted 4-1 at their Jan. 24
meeting to pay for benchback signs for the 13 Mana-
tee Trolley stops in the city rather than accept trolley
signs from the Manatee County Area Transit at no cost
to the city.
There won't be any offensive "M-word" (don't
say manatee) logo on the benchbacks as will appear
on the MCAT signs in Holmes Beach and Bradenton
Beach. The "M-word" started the controversy when
some residents complained the manatee oopss,
there's that word) on the original sign looked too
much like a Disney cartoon and didn't fit with the
character of Anna Maria.
Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach have already
voted to accept the MCAT signs and did not change
their minds, even after review of a possible compro-
mise sign which was acceptable to Anna Maria.
The artwork designed by Commissioner Linda

Sandbar offices burn
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
under control at 6:43 p.m., the report said. No one was
inside the offices at the time of the fire.
An estimated $20,000 in property damage and
$20,000 in contents loss was listed on the report.
Adams said the upstairs offices are completely
"gone," but "you wouldn't even know there'd been a
fire there if you looked downstairs."
Sandbar owner Ed Chiles said the restaurant's
computer credit card system was damaged, but the res-
taurant kept operating.
Patrons got a real treat for dinner that evening. "We
just told people the night's meal was on us," said
Chiles, rather than attempt to hand-write tickets or
close the restaurant.
He did not have a breakdown of damages, but said
it appeared the back offices may still be functional. The
restaurant's computer system was back up and running
the next day, Chiles said.
The office has been temporarily relocated to a du-
plex owned by the Manali family adjacent to the south
parking lot.
The cause of the fire was under investigation, but
officials did not see any unusual circumstances ini-
tially, a fire marshal at the scene said.
Spokesperson Ernie Cave of the WMFR said this
past Monday that investigators believe the fire was
caused by a lighted cigarette that was dumped from an
ashtray into a trash can.


Cramer and local artist Joan Voorhees for the
benchbacks features a trolley only for the two-by-six-
foot wooden signs. Total cost for the 13 signs was put
at $975, according to information supplied by Metro
Bench to Cramer.
But there won't be any signed contract for the
signs, said Cramer. The bench deal is a "gentlemen's
agreement." Metro Bench already has a contract, one
that calls for advertising on the benches, if necessary.
So far, said Cramer, Metro has just not allowed any
advertising, but "ads have always been in the contract,"
she said.
"They will work with us if we choose to go with
benches," said Cramer. She did concede that the
wooden bench backs will require maintenance.
And the commission did choose to go with
benches, but not before Commissioner John Michaels
summed up that the issue has been "discussed ad nau-
seam," and it was time to put it to rest.
But just as the commission was ready to vote, pub-
lic comment turned up opposition to the benchbacks,
just as there had been opposition to the original sign
and opposition to the compromises.
In fact, some people were actually in favor of tak-
ing the free signs from the county and putting a sticker
over the offending (don't say the M-word).
Glenn Neumann said go for the signs, as did Ellen
Trudelle. Another member of the gallery said the 18-
by-24 -inch free signs don't look too bad compared
with nearly $1,000 for benchbacks.
Diane Caniff, a member of the city's beautification
committee, said the entire discussions spanning several
months have "had a casual attitude toward the truth."
She said the city has "moved from 'must we have a
cartoon?' to 'must we have a sign?' to 'must we have
benches?'"


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Fire department going' to the dogs
West Manatee Fire & Rescue District Capt. Curt
Lathrop holds three-month-old Nikki, the latest
addition to the manpower, er, dogpower complement
at the local district. The dog, which came to Lathrop
by way of PetSmart, is a Labrador retriever and will
be sent to training school to learn rescue and
detection techniques. Nikki is trying out Penny the
Fire Dog's official jacket here, which is just a bit
large for her puppy size. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy


What is the basic information required for a trol-
ley sign? she asked. Is it necessary to have this huge
bench back?
Vice Mayor Tom Skoloda said those issues "have
all been discussed" in numerous previous commission
and trolley committee meetings. It was time to vote.
The motion passed and Cramer said the
benchbacks would be ready from the bench company
in about 30 days from the date ordered.
The Manatee Trolley is expected to start service in
late February.


You're invited

to meet the

"Chief & the Chair"

Police Chief, Jay Romine
and Code Enforcement
Board Chairman, Chuck
Stealey will co-host the
second seminar in the
"Getting to Know Your City
Government 101" series.

Feb. 2 at 10:15 am
at the Island Library.
Refreshments start at 10 am
so come early and bring
a friend or two.


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THE ISLANDER U JAN. 30 2002 U PAGE 3


Anna Maria stalwart Znika dead Meet,


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Former Anna Maria Mayor Max Znika Jr. passed
away at a Bradenton hospital last Saturday, Jan. 25. He
was 75.
Znika had a great amount of experience in Anna
Maria government, including 13 years on the city com-
mission, a short term as mayor, and three years service
as code enforcement officer. He seldom missed a com-


Lake LaVista

dredging expected

in February
The Anna Maria City Commission voted 5-
0 at its Jan. 24 meeting to transfer funds to pay
for the dredging of Lake LaVista, expected to
begin in mid-February.
Dredging is done every 12-18 months, said
Supervisor of Public Works George McKay,
and the cost estimate this time was $22,373. The
last dredging took place 18 months ago, he said.
The material dredged from Lake LaVista
will be placed along the shore, beginning from
the rock jetty just north of the city pier, and then
southward. McKay said the normal drift for
sand in this area is north to south.
Permits have been received from the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection and
the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. No sign-off
from TurtleWatch is needed, said McKay, be-
cause the dredging will be done before turtle
nesting season starts. As a precaution, however,
he will inform TurtleWatch director Suzi Fox
for her comments and input.
The commission also voted to authorize
McKay to submit a grant request of $23,667 to
the West Coast Inland Navigation District to
help offset the costs of dredging Lake LaVista.
The last grant received by the city for this on-
going maintenance project was $15,000.


mission meeting.
He maintained close,
ties among the city "fa-
thers," as his friends and
regular weekly lunch com- r
panions were affectionately
called. .
He was first elected to ap.
serve on the Anna Maria
City Commission in 1987.
As vice mayor in 1994, Znika
Znika took the helm when
then Mayor Ray Simches resigned his post on Dec. 5
due to illness. Znika served as mayor until the 1995
February election, when he ran for the post and was
defeated by Dorothy McChesney.
Later that same year he was appointed to serve
again on the commission to fill a vacated seat. During
the subsequent election in February 1996, he was
elected to the commission and continued to serve un-
til 2000.
Znika was noted as the "recycling commissioner,"
having heralded the advent of city recycling by person-
ally backing the procurement of bulk recycling bins
several years before curbside recycling came to the
city.
Znika's wife, Dorothy, said the family will not be
holding services, but asked instead that donations be
given to Hospice.
"It's better, if anyone had good times with him, to
remember those," she said.
"We'd appreciate donations to Hospice. Even
though they were only there with Max for one day, we
became aware of the wonderful service they offer when
our daughter Lori's in-laws needed them."
She said Znika kept getting weaker and weaker but
"he didn't want to go to the doctor. He was always
strong as a horse, and he still wanted to be. By the time
he decided to go to the doctor, he called the ambulance
and arranged to go to the hospital himself."
Znika and Frank Tyndall, the city's former build-
ing official, were virtually inseparable around Anna
Maria and were often found at lunch or after hours at


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Anna Maria City
Jan. 31, 6:30 p.m., Islander candidate forum, Anna
Maria City Hall.
Feb. 7, 2 p.m., administrative procedures committee
meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
Jan. 31, 7 p.m., special scenic highway meeting on new
street-lighting system, Coquina Beach, main conces-
sion stand area.
Feb. 1, 8:30 a.m., city commission work session on
streets and roads maps.
Feb. 5, 1 p.m., scenic highway committee meeting.
Feb. 7, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
Jan. 31, 10 a.m., code enforcement board meeting.
Feb. 6, 7 p.m., parks and beautification committee
meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Of Interest
Feb. 5, 9:30 a.m., discussion of county charter alterna-
tives, Manatee County Commission chambers, 1112
Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.
Feb. 12, 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Anna Maria City election, Anna
Maria City Hall.

Fast Eddie's, Rotten Ralph's, the city pier, or at Eddie
Blanton's restaurant.
Mrs. Znika said Tyndall's wife eventually sold
their home and moved to Tampa, while Frank went to
a nursing home. Max tried to get in touch with him
recently, but couldn't track him down.
One thing her husband kept to the end was his love
of this community, she said. "He really loved Anna
Maria."


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PAGE 4 M JAN. 30, 2002 0 THE ISLANDER


Candidates focus on issues, not personalities


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
While some Island municipal elections in the past
may have focused more on the personalities involved
than the issues, that's not the case with the current race
for mayor in Anna Maria. And both sides seem pretty
happy with that situation.
Tom Skoloda, the current vice mayor of Anna
Maria, said the campaign between him and SueLynn is
"issues oriented" and that's how it should be.
"The election campaign is going pretty well," said
Skoloda. He's been out meeting and greeting people in
the community and plans a public rally from 12-3 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 2, at Neumann's Island Beach Store,
427 Pine Ave.
A primary issue for the vice mayor is the contin-
ued "good, professional government management and
staff' that he and the city commission have brought to
city hall the past two years.
"I think it is important to continue the improve-
ments we initiated when I was first elected to the city
commission two years ago." Those improvements in-
clude the reopening of the city pier, the establishment
of a charter review and comprehensive plan review and
the establishment of a "stable and professional work
force" within city government.
The city is on the right track, said Skoloda. If
elected, he doesn't view himself as having to "micro-
manage" the city. "We have a staff that's professional,"
said Skoloda. He will allocate his time to ensure he's
on top and aware of problems and issues.
One of his future goals for the city is to complete a
revision of the city's charter, but he wants to wait until the
Charter Review Commission has finished its job and


passed on its report to the city commission before mak-
ing any judgments. "I want to get as much information as
possible, then look at all the options," he said.
Other goals include the establishment of a set of clear
policies and procedures for city employees and elected
officials, implementation of the drainage and capital im-
provements already authorized by the city commission,
and creation of more activities for city residents.
Candidate SueLynn is also pleased that "people are
speaking to the issues," and not personalities, she said.
There's been a positive response to her campaign,
and it's "going very well."
"I'm getting out and meeting people" and one is-
sue on everyone's mind, according to SueLynn, is that
Anna Maria now appears to have an image problem
with the rest of the county.
She thinks it will be a major responsibility for the
new mayor to correct this perception, and she plans on
being a "hands-on" mayor to accomplish this goal. It's


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Profiles of mayoral candidates in Anna Maria City


SUELYNN
.Sue Lynn has more than 30 years experience as a
management consultant, working with individuals,
groups and organizations to increase their understand-
ing of how to effectively
work together.
She has been a gradu-
ate instructor at Johns
Hopkins University and a
trainer at the Defense Sys-
tems Management College,
and holds a bachelor of arts
degree from Ohio Univer-
sity and a masters' in educa-
SueLynn tion from the University of
Arizona.
"I have extensive experience managing change,
mentoring managers, using and teaching conflict reso-
lution skills, stress management, meeting facilitation,
problem solving, strategic planning and communica-
tion skills." These are all skills that will help her per-
form the duties of mayor, she said.
If elected mayor, she would have no other full-time
position to occupy her time. She would be a "pro-ac-
tive" and "hands-on" mayor, she said.
"The position of mayor of Anna Maria is increas-
ingly a full-time position," SueLynn said. The city
must be run like a business, with tasks based on goals,
and the staff organized to achieve them.
She believes the city staff should be regarded as
professionals and managed appropriately. The mayor
and staff should be responsible and held accountable
for a city whose processes run smoothly and on time.
"Providing the oversight necessary to achieve the
latter requires the complete attention and time of the
mayor. I will be a 'hands-on' mayor, providing the
daily leadership and support for the city staff."
She also wants to ensure that property values are
protected and businesses continue to grow and prosper
in Anna Maria.
The city must work to protect itself from too much
growth and development and it needs a good city char-
ter to do that, she said.
"A city charter that has as its foundation the good
and welfare of our community, along with the foresight
to protect us from high-density developments, with
codes, ordinances and resolutions that support and re-
inforce relevant issues and concerns will assure Anna
Maria as we know it today will prevail."


As a pro-active mayor, SueLynn said she will de-
velop maintenance plans for roads, equipment, city
property, clearing rights of way, etc.
She will assure that license renewals are out on
time; franchises are reviewed annually and renewed as
appropriate; and for health and safety reasons, annual
inspections are performed on the city pier, the Lake
LaVista inlet, and the Anna Maria beaches with the
results made available to the public, and any issues
resolved in a timely manner.
Being pro-active also means working with the other
two Island cities, the county, and the state, she said, by
attending meetings and determining the impact of current
issues on our city (such as the recent Tallahassee budget
cutbacks and heightened security since 9-11).
"I believe the mayor and commissioners need to
work together for the good of the city. That does not
mean that they agree on all issues, but rather that they
listen, consider the facts and alternatives and others'
viewpoints before deciding how they will vote."
She's also in favor of commission workshop ses-
sions at least once a month, where the commissioners
and mayor sit at the same table with each other and
discuss issues.
As mayor, she would institute a "State of the City
Report" provided to the public in mid- to late-June each
year, which includes a bottom-line financial statement,
accomplishments, projects in process, objectives (met
and unmet), and concerns and goals for the coming
year.
She is opposed to a county charter government that
would give control of comprehensive planning and
growth management to the county.
One thing she has learned in her career in the busi-
ness world is that there is always more than one side to
an issue.
"When making decisions as mayor, I will listen to
and consider different points of view other than my
own, with the goal in mind of doing what is best for the
City of Anna Maria.
"I love this city. I live here because I enjoy the
setting that is the City of Anna Maria. As mayor and a
member of the commission, I would do whatever is
necessary to preserve our current quality of life and
maintain the history and natural integrity of Anna
Maria," she concluded.

TOM SKOLODA
Tom Skoloda is married with two grown children


and four grandchildren. He has been a city commis-
sioner for the past two years and the vice mayor for one
year. He is the treasurer of Keep Manatee Beautiful and
the Manatee Aging Network.
He has a doctorate
degree from the University
of Delaware and is presently
the program director of the
Alzheimer's Association of
Manatee/Sarasota. He has
,.l experience as an administra-
tor and grant writer and is
the author of three books on
addictions, crime and aging.
Skoloda Skoloda said he is
running for mayor because
he believes it is "important to continue the improve-
ments we initiated when I first ran for the city commis-
sion two years ago. In the past two years, the city com-
mission has had many accomplishments."
Among the accomplishments he notes are the re-
opening of the city pier, repairing problems created by
the drainage project on Spring Street, establishing a
stable and professional work force in city hall and pub-
lic works, passing an ordinance enabling restaurants to
serve beer and wine, eliminating nuisance building
permits for small repairs, establishing a policy and
beautification committee, and initiating a charter re-
view and comprehensive plan review.
He wants to establish open, professional and "busi-
nesslike management of the city."
One pressing issue is the completion of the com-
prehensive plan review with a "vision for the future that
will maintain the atmosphere and character of Anna
Maria."
In line with that review, Skoloda also wants a com-
plete review and revision of the current city charter.
He also wants the establishment of a set of clear
policies and procedures for the city employees and
elected officials, something that began during tenure of
the most recent commission.
There is also a need to implement the job descrip-
tions for city employees.
Another goal for the city is to initiate the drainage
and capital improvement projects already approved by
the city commission.
He also wants to "establish a city government that
will utilize the experience of residents and include them.
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also essential for the mayor to have the time to attend
meetings of other organizations and municipalities.
One common thread among most of the people
she's talked to is that everyone wants to keep Anna
Maria unique and to "maintain the quality of our life."
That will be another major focus of her administration.
She has had several coffee meetings in the city the
past few weeks and is now focusing on the candidate
forums this week.
Two city commission seats were also scheduled to
be contested in the Feb. 12 election, but only two can-
didates, Chuck Webb and John Quam, filed for the race
and they will automatically fill those positions.
They are expected to attend the forum and offer
introductions to the voters.
The Islander will host its candidate forum at 6 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 31, at the Anna Maria City Hall. The
public is invited to attend and submit questions to the
candidates for discussion.





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New Anna Maria City commissioner brings experience


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
New Anna Maria City Commissioner Chuck Webb
may be a rookie when it comes to being an elected of-
ficial, but he's got a wealth of experience in working
with city and county government.
He was an assistant county attorney for Charlotte
County for three years and spent six years in Ft. Lau-
derdale as an assistant county attorney working for
Broward County and dealing with that county's com-
mission and the City of Ft. Lauderdale.
That doesn't mean, however, that his new job is
going to be any easier.
A major issue in Anna Maria is to "determine what
we want the city to be," said Webb.
Some residents want the city to be an exclusive
community, others want the tourist industry, others
want more development, and still others want the ciy
to remain unchanged, he said.
"A lot of people want major changes, a lot of
people want no changes. Once we figure out what we
want to be, we can go forward.
"People have different visions of what the city should
be." For Webb, a first step to figuring out what type of city
people want is a comprehensive plan review.
"But I don't see a lot of major problems" in the
city, he added.
There are some conflicting ordinances that need to
be straightened out, he said, and the charter review
commission will go a long way toward establishing
those conflicts.
Don't think, however, that Webb is sold on the idea
of changing the city's form of government.
Some people have suggested creating the post of
city manager to perform many of the functions cur-
rently designated to the mayor.
Before making any decision on that issue, Webb
wants the city commission to first "find out if it's prac-
tical. Would we get value for what we can pay?"
A city manager for a small town the size of Anna
Maria may not be practical, but the final report of the
charter review commission may have an answer on that
subject.


Webb
While maybe not sold on a city manager, Webb is,
however, an advocate of "commissioners keeping their
noses out of the day-to-day operations of the city.
That's for the mayor," he said.
The commission can adopt procedures and set
some parameters and priorities for the mayor to follow,
but under the city's current charter, the mayor is re-
sponsible for the daily operation of the city.
Determining what type of city people want will be
a major focus of his term, Webb said.
He also wants to ensure that large-scale develop-
ment in Anna Maria is controlled. He expects to see
more and more pressure to develop further in the next
few years.
While that doesn't necessarily mean big hotels and
shopping centers are proposed for Anna Maria, he does
see instances where a developer now buys two or three
adjacent lots, tears down the existing structures, then
attempts to build a small condo or apartment complex.
Big developers could come in and buy several lots,
then submit plans for a large project.
"I just want people to be aware that could happen,
especially if we don't adopt provisions to control this,"


Webb said.
It would not be the first time a quaint Florida city has
fallen victim to the developers ax. Just look at Key West.
The new commissioner is looking forward to
working with a new mayor, and Commissioner John
Quam, as well as current commissioners John Michaels
and Linda Cramer.
Webb is one of those rarities in the Sunshine State, a
true Florida native who was raised in Orlando. He spent
nine years in the Marine Corps as an infantry officer and
16 years with the U.S. Army Special Forces Reserve in
civil affairs and military law. He is currently a lieutenant
colonel in the Army Reserve and is a partner in the law
firm of Webb, Wells and Williams, P.A. He and his wife,
Laura, have two children, David and Rachel.

Profiles of Anna Maria candidates
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4
in city activities."
Skoloda would encourage commission members to
attend other government meetings as "representatives."
He'll also establish citizen surveys to assess feelings on
issues and he wants to create more citywide activities
to bring residents together.
On the cell tower issue, Skoloda wants a "clear,
comprehensive and legal wireless plan to preserve the
atmosphere of the city and protect the rights of prop-
erty owners from intrusive cell towers."
There is also a need to "establish an improved
emergency response plan to eliminate the problems
experience in the last tropical storm."
Skoloda feels he can work well with the city com-
mission as mayor and would "focus on creating a co-
operative, congenial, interactive city commission."
He would also establish "clear lines of authority,
responsibility and accountability," in the city adminis-
tration.
As mayor, he says he's open to exploring options
for reducing the tax burden.
Above all else, Skoloda said, he would seek to
"maintain the character and quality of life in Anna
Maria."


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Opinion


Tempest
Whether you're steaming over the "development" of
a county charter, the "units" replacing the single-family
cottage next door, or the Perico Island high-rise proposal,
you're probably not alone.
Driven by the familiar old "law of supply and de-
mand," property prices are up, up, up. Sales are up, up,
up. Three-story "wedding cake" mansions are quickly
replacing modest 1970s-built ground-level homes on the
Island. Developments are gobbling up little mom-and-pop
businesses.
It was inevitable. Or was it?
When the cities, Manatee County and Florida molded
their comprehensive plans in 1989, they plotted a path for
growth and its limitations.
What happens in the eastern portion of the county has
a profound effect on our precious resources and infra-
structure.
And with the City of Bradenton gobbling up property
- Flamingo Cay and Perico Island (first south of Mana-
tee Avenue and now the north side) were annexed since
the comp plans were approved the area population
increased proportional to the pressure to reside on or near
Anna Maria Island.
The pressure to develop the shoreline from Perico
south isn't fading. Of course, a great deal of the shoreline
from the mouth of the Manatee River past the Sunshine
Skyway Bridge is now protected from development. But
doesn't that make the rest of the shoreline just as viable
for protection.
The Village of Cortez is buying a huge chunk of land
to buffer development and its Waterfronts Florida pro-
gram is standing tough against encroachments.
Manatee County Commissioner Joe McClash made a
bold proposal to protect us from the likes of Arvida in the
future with his county charter. It's unwelcomed by nearly all
the county's constitutional officers and municipal elected
officials, but recent changes make it a great deal more pal-
atable if in fact it can curb rampant development.
What can the Island cities do? The City of Anna Maria
took a bold step in the 1970s to predictions of doom, we
might add. The city fathers shunned popular opinion and
voted to reduce from multi-family to single-family zoning
all undeveloped property citywide.
The three Island cities passed ordinances eliminating
high-rises in the 1970s, immediately following the
Martinique condo approval.
It's really not so radical to suggest down-zoning
what's left. We need to protect the residential neighbor-
hoods we have developed in this relatively short time and
determine where tourism fits into the "big picture."
The pressure from big bucks to build "more on less,"
bigger and taller, is only going to gain steam in the future.
It's time to take the lid off.


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In the dark
once more
I just want to know who decided the locations of
the benches for the trolley.
Did they have an open meeting on this issue? Why
isn't there one by those big condos, Martinique or Blue
Water Motel? Did they ask Bali Hai or did they request
it?
This is not fair. The residents of Holmes Beach are
in the dark again.
Dave Cooper, Holmes Beach

Anna Maria
as it was
Your always entertaining newspaper had, on Jan.
16, an editorial ["Watch (wash) your mouth] that was
probably somewhat tongue-in-cheek. But doggone it,
it reminds one of the days that weren't all that bad and
when most people weren't so uptight.
We are certainly free to determine the ways in
which our property is used. Last year it was permitted
to petition and/or electioneer at the post office. What
better place in our city to meet, greet and perhaps tease
anyone with a message for our populace? Whatever
went on was usually quite harmless and, on occasion,
even educational.
It was John Michaels' comment that really
struck the chord, however. For about 50 years I have
had a house (on an island) on the coast of Maine.
Canny as they are, Mainers expend their energy in a
conservative fashion, and for more years than I know
about the residents of that island always had a "way-
lay" point to catch the audience they wished to catch.
Here, we have to pick up our mail. There, they
have no trash service and the dump is open only from
7 a.m. 'til noon on Saturday. It is totally rational that
all electioneering and petition-signing is accomplished
at the gate to the island dump.
Everybody goes to the dump on Saturday, rain or


shine. Without a town newspaper, the dump is also the
"information dissemination center." No matter what
you do, it will be a subject of conversation at the dump.
And that was kind of what we had going at our post
office here.
I feel diminished, as though I lost a friend. Let's
hear it for "Anna Maria as it was."
Oh, and Mr. Toomey: I may have been the first to
query your preference about our hangin' out at the post
office. I was disappointed, but I respect your right to
choose, and my appreciation for your corner develop-
ment is not lessened in the least.
Chuck White, Anna Maria City code enforcement
officer and resident

Off our trolley
We are trying to establish a trolley system to im-
prove transportation and we get hung up because the
proposed sign has a representation of a manatee that
looks like a cartoon.
If you will observe the manatee itself, you will
find that in its natural state is looks like a cartoon.
When you take the time to examine it, you will find
that the manatee is really a rather ungainly creature
with very little ambition, a penchant for being hit by
boaters, and probably a very high cholesterol count.
In fact, it is kind of embarrassing to have "mana-
tee" as the name of the county. For one thing, it is
not politically correct. It would be better to call it
"womantee" county, or even "persontee" county.
That would be proper and has a nice ring to it.
How about "propertee" county? Or "mypropertee"
county? Here's an appropriate one:
"notonmypropertee" county. Not only is it appropriate,
but it has an Indian sound to it.
Fellow Anna Marians, it is time for us to go the
whole hog, get the rest of the way off our trolley, and
concentrate on changing the county name to something
more appropriate.
Bill Diamant, Anna Maria City









Beachwalker
Tales from up
and down the Anna
Maria beaches
by Jean Steiger


'Moving South'
We'd made the leap and bought a house on Perico
Island. Now we were committed to selling our house
in Rochester. Our plan was to spend the winters in
Florida and summers at our little cottage on Honeoye
Lake which was about 40 miles from Rochester.
However, the cottage was not only very small but
fifty years old. And in that time, little had been done to
the cottage to modernize it. So our plan also included
adding a new kitchen and a master bedroom before we
returned from Florida the following spring. Our game
plan for the next five months became very crowded. It
included:
Selling our house in Rochester.
Choosing a builder to work on the cottage.
Designing a plan to add on to the cottage.
Cleaning out a basement and house full of non-
essential items that would not fit 'in the house in
Florida. (We were definitely going to miss a basement.)
Starting and stopping all the right services in the
right places and at the right time.
Selecting.a mover.
Actually moving!
Last, but not least, paying for all of the above.
Sleeping at night became a luxury. Even small
problems became major sources of anxiety. The day
before we closed on the Perico Island house, the
Florida bank officer called to tell us the bank had not
received notification that we had purchased flood in-
surance.
Flood insurance! The words themselves struck ter-
ror in our hearts, reminding us that we had chosen to
live iriinflood/hurricane zone. It took the rest of the day
and many phone calls to track down the missing pa-
pers; an insurance agent had left for vacation before
faxing the appropriate documents.


Then, a real disaster struck. The first bills for the
new house began arriving in September. In October, we
received a water bill from the Manatee County Utili-
ties Customer Service for $900. I read the bill three
times. Surely this had to be a mistake. Since the bill
came after 4 p.m. on a Friday afternoon, I couldn't
reach the utilities department. I decided not to tell my
husband because I knew it would ruin his weekend and
I was absolutely certain this was a mistake.




















On Monday morning, I took the bill out of the
drawer and reached for the phone just as my husband
ambled over.
"What's this?" he asked.
"A water bill for the Florida house," I responded.
"I'm sure it's a mistake and I'm calling right now to
find out what's going on."
He read the bill and turned very red. "$900," he
yelled. "The house must be flooded."
"Now that's jumping to conclusions," I said. "Let's
not worry until we talk to them."
"What do you mean, not worry?" he said in a tight,
controlled voice.
I reached the utilities department and was soon
talking to a representative who said she'd send some-
one out immediately to recheck the reading.
Another 24 hours went by before we got a report


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and it was correct. Now I was panicking.
We immediately called the Perico Isles community
association president, which, had we been thinking, we
should have done sooner. He told us to overnight the
house key, and then related a frightening story about
another resident who had come home after an extended
absence to a toilet that had been running over for
weeks. It had flooded the entire house and caused over
$25,000 worth of damage.
He left immediately to check the outside of our
house. An hour later when he called back, he said, "I
heard the sound of a lot of water running before I
turned the water off. But everything I could see from
the windows looked OK."
He also related the story of another neighbor who
had become the unwelcome host for a large rat that had
come up through the toilet during his absence. Anytime
we would be gone for an extended period, he ex-
plained, we should pour bleach in the toilets and cover
them with saran wrap. This was more information than
I wanted to know.
Another 24 hours went by before he received the
key and could enter the house. Miraculously, every-
thing was OK. He found a dry house and, most impor-
tant from my point of view, no evidence of rats. But
when he turned the water back on for a few minutes,
he found one toilet running very fast. We had been
saved sort of.
There was still the $900 water bill.
I called the water company again. After an ex-
tended conversation, she directed me to fax the bill to
her along with a memo explaining the problem and
requesting an adjustment. The result was a final bill of
$225. But the next month, we received a bill for more
than $300, still a reflection of the running toilet. This
time, the utilities company turned down our request for
an adjustment.
Lesson learned: Always turn off the water in your
house when you will be gone for an extended time. (My
husband is now tempted to turn off the water when we
go to the movies.)
Final bill: $225 for the first month of running wa-
ter, $300 for the second, and $160 for the plumber who
repaired both toilets. An expensive lesson.
But at least we had stopped worrying about living
in a flood zone.





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Island officials blast county charter


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Bet on it and bank on it, and take it to Las Vegas.
A countywide vote on a county charter is coming.
Nobody wants it, but it sure looks like we're go-
ing to get it, said Holmes Beach City Commissioner
Don Maloney after a day-long session of the Manatee
Council of Governments Jan. 24 to discuss the pro-
posed county charter.
The meeting was supposed to educate officials on
how a county charter can control spiraling growth, in
addition to providing input to the Manatee County
Commission from elected officials on what should be
in the charter.
Instead, the board got an earful of stinging criti-
cism from just about every one of the estimated 200
people in attendance, except maybe Larry, Moe and
Curley.
Few elected officials were interested in the com-
promises county charter architect Commissioner Joe
McClash had made to his original proposal. Those in-
cluded allowing city comprehensive growth plans to
take precedence over a county plan, the opposite of
what he had first proposed in August 2001, and delet-
ing the county's authority to impose a public service
tax countywide.
Compromises cut little ice with Island elected of-
ficials.
Anna Maria Vice Mayor Tom Skoloda said
adoption of a county charter is just "opening the
door for the county to decrease our home rule," and
nothing he heard at the meeting changed that opin-
ion. "The presenters were just trying to sell the char-
ter," he said.
Maloney said he saw 43 changes McClash had
made to the charter, but none of them said "forget it."
It will not surprise Maloney one bit when the
county eventually places the issue on the ballot. It's


definitely coming. "They have the power to do it," said
Maloney. "They'll get it on the ballot."
He only sees one vote on the seven-member board
against a county charter, that of Commissioner Pat
Glass, although commissioners Jane von Hahmann and
Jonathan Bruce have invited alternative proposals.
"We are being rushed into this," said Bradenton
City Councilman Rev. James Golden.
Maloney agreed with Golden that the cities are
being railroaded.
The crux of the matter for Manatee municipalities,
including Island cities, said Anna Maria City Commis-
sioner John Michaels, is that with adoption of a county
charter, the county can ultimately be in charge of all
growth in the county.
It doesn't really matter that the county is compro-
mising on some parts of the charter now, he said. "They
can always come back and propose charter amend-


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ments for the people to vote on," he said.
And with 72 percent, approximately 180,000 of
Manatee's estimated 250,000 population living in un-
incorporated (city) areas, it doesn't take a rocket scien-
tist to figure out which way those people will likely
vote on the charter issue.
"We are against this charter. Right or wrong, that's
how we feel," said Maloney, speaking for Island
elected officials.
Opponents view the charter as a direct attempt by
the county to take over some powers of the city. But it's
gone beyond that, said Bradenton Mayor Wayne
Poston.
"It's now strictly a political issue." The county is
trying to ramrod something through without any input
from the voters, he said, all because of Perico Island.
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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 8
Poston said he could not understand why the
county is pushing for a charter without any initiative
from the public.
The BCC is even ignoring its own newly ap-
proved visioning process that is supposed to deter-
mine what county citizens want in the future. "Let's
finish that first and see what the people want" before
jumping in with a county charter, said Poston.
That was a sentiment echoed by Skoloda: "The
visioning process should be played out before we
talk of a charter. Let's find out what the people want
first."
And what's the point of a charter? asked attorney
Alan Prather, whose firm of Dye, Deitrich, Prather,
Petruff & St. Paul; represents several area municipal
governments. "You don't need a charter" to manage
county growth, he said.
In spite of McClash's intent to keep the charter is-
sue alive on the county commission and with voters,
Poston is not giving up the fight.
When County Commissioners von Hahmann and
Bruce asked the audience to come up with alternative
proposals to a county charter to manage the spiraling
growth in Manatee, Poston accepted the task.
He said he will prepare an alternate proposal for
Scountywide growth management for presentation at the
Feb. 5 county commission meeting. After all, said
Poston, it was his city's annexation of Perico Island
that started the whole issue of charter government with
the county.
"Perico Island is the only reason we're here today,"
said Poston. "The whole issue is the collection of im-
pact fees within the city or county," he added.
Poston, however, was somewhat vague on specif-
ics of his alternative. He thought it might be something
along the lines of a regional planning board encom-
passing the county's incorporated cities and the county.
McClash, who has been at odds with Poston over
Perico Island and the charter, said he wants to hear
Poston's ideas. "I'm open to listen," said McClash. If
there are other options out there, let's discuss them.
That doesn't mean, McClash added, that he's go-
ing to dump the idea of a county charter just because


History of county charter
When the City of Bradenton annexed Perico
Island in 1999, Arivda Co. swooped in a-few
months later and proposed an 898-unit condo-
minium project on the island.
The biggest objection to the project initially
was over high-rise buildings and the tax windfall
to the city.
The City of Bradenton approved the project
in April 2000 and because the project was now
inside city limits, it fell outside of the scope of the
county's comprehensive growth plan and meant
Arvida would not have to pay county impact fees
for the project. The City of Bradenton has no di-
rect impact fees for new projects.
That riled a few feathers on the Manatee
County Commission, particularly those of Com-
missioner Joe McClash, who drew up the first
draft proposal for a county charter. The initial
version said the county's growth plan would take
precedence over a city plan, which would have
ensured that any future development in any in-
corporated city would have to pay county impact
fees.
The sparks over a county charter have not
stopped flying since then.

it's being criticized by elected officials.
The day-long meeting was held for the county
commission to get input from other elected officials
and citizens on the charter issue and to give background
and explanations for what a county charter can provide
a county. The meeting split into six discussion groups
on aspects of the proposal for the afternoon.
Those discussion groups were a waste of time, said
Holmes Beach resident Joan Perry, who represented
the League of Women Voters at the meeting.
"There wasn't any real input. Everyone just started
expressing their opinion about how bad the charter was
for people." Elected officials did most of the talking
and private citizens got little. opportunity to speak.
Some discussion groups degenerated into a conflict of
personalities, she said.
Did she mean Joe McClash and Wayne Poston?


FIFH6-SLA~NDR B JAN. 00 ,'E0021PrAOff 9
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By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
The original Cortez one-room school, last of its
kind in Manatee County, is on the market as a resi-
dence.
Built in the early 1890s of lumber hauled by ox
team from Ellenton, it opened as a school in 1895. It
served Cortez children until 1912, when a new brick
building was completed for the youngsters.
It was converted to a home then, said Mary Fulford
Green, lifelong Cortezian and treasurer of the Cortez
Village Historical Society. Now it is listed with Mike
Norman Realty.
The 1895 school is one of the few batten-siding
buildings left on the Gulf Coast the boards of its
siding are vertical instead of the usual horizontal. It is
the only one-room school building left, Green said.
The school part remains as built, but rooms have
been added so that it is now a three-bedroom, one-bath
home owned by Keith and Del Miller, who have moved
to a new location.
Green said Julian Taylor was one of the first stu-
dents at the school in 1895; a descendant, Alcee Tay-
lor, lives now a few doors away in the village.
The first teacher was the mother-in-law of the
founder of the Brown Funeral Home, now Brown &
Sons in Bradenton. That makes the current proprietor,
Chuck Brown, the teacher's great-great-grandson,
Green said.
The building is on 45th Avenue just east of the old
Sigma fish house, which is now Cortez Wood Design.
It is listed at $135,000.

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Association, are open to the public free of charge.
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Chair," featuring Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay
Romine and the chairman of the city's code enforce-
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tickets go on sale
Tickets are being sold now for the dinner celebrat-
ing the 50th birthday of the Anna Maria Garden Club.
The buffet dinner, open to the public, will be Sat-
urday, Feb. 16, at the Moose Lodge in Bradenton
Beach.
Organizers promise a "wonderful door prize" that
evening and raffle tickets will be sold for many prizes
from local Anna Maria Island businesses. Raffle draw-
ings are to be held at the club's Feb. 20 meeting.
Tickets will be sold at $10 each for 150 diners, said
Marguerite Carrick, president. Tickets may be arranged
through her at 778-0256, from Nancy Ambrose at 778-
5274, or purchased in person at The Islander, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, during business hours.

Demonstrations, 'Color Splash'
show at Gallery West
A special exhibit of the works of local and regional
artists titled "Color Splash" will open in conjunction
with "First Friday," Feb. 1, at Gallery West, 5568 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach.
The following day, Saturday, from 10 a.m. to noon
free art demonstrations will be given by John Bonser
in image emulsion transfer and Irene Murphy in Indian
beading.
The show at the artists' cooperative will run from
Friday through March 28. It will have works in water-
colors, acrylics, porcelain, porcelain, raku, photogra-
phy, beadwork, quilting, stained glass, mosaic, stone,
wood and clay sculpture.
The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
through Saturday. More information is available at
778-6648.
Writers group
will meet Monday at library
The Gulf Coast Writers will meet at 10:15 a.m.
Monday, Feb. 4, at the Island Branch Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Alice Whipple will present a fiction-writing work-
shop, so those attending are to bring notebooks. Further
information on the public event is available at 761-9036.
Nutrition expert to speak
Mary Beth Campbell, nutrition service manager at
Blake Medical Center, will speak at a luncheon at noon
Wednesday, Feb. 6.
The luncheon of the Woman's Club of Anna Maria.
Island will be at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City.
Hostesses will be Lillian Bieling, Jeanette
Cashman, Katy Dunn, Anne Keorner, Barbara Knode,
Mary Jane Moore and Clementine Rosche. Details may
be obtained at 778-7865.

Double program Saturday
at Pelican Man's facility
Two events are scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 2, at
the Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary on City Island just
off the south ramp of the New Pass Bridge.
In the morning a wild bird rescue training class will
begin at 10:30 a.m. It is free and open to anyone 18 and
older, with registration and details at 388-4444.
In the afternoon, the 75th birthday of the Pelican
Man himself, Dale Shields, will be celebrated at a party
from 1 to 3 p.m. with the public invited.
A video featuring Shields and the work of the sanc-
tuary will be shown. Titled "One Man's Vision," it was
a feature of the Sarasota Film Festival.

'Thanks for the Memories'
A sing-along program, "Thanks for the Memories,"
is on the agenda at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
It will be presented by Ed and Barb Kutta, a hus-
band-and-wife team known as the "Young at Heart."
The show will include nostalgic live music, dances,
comedy and a lot of audience participation.
The Illinois couple retired in 1995 and went on to
create an entertainment career that includes several
shows and themes. Ed Kutta, a former cameraman for
ABC, plays the keyboard, sings and hosts a puppet.
Barb Kutta is the show's writer and sings, dances and
tells jokes and stories.
The program is free and open to the public. Seat-
ing is first come, first seated. Details may be obtained
by calling 778-6341.


Art show
This depiction ofa farm building in France will be
among pastels by Charles Townsend on exhibit
through February at Phoenix Frame, 5416 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. The "First Friday" artist's
reception will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1.
Townsend is a resident of Anna Maria and
Williamsville, Vt.

Two-part stained glass class
is next week
A class in stained glass is scheduled in two parts
next week at the Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
ter, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City.
The sessions will be from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30
p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, and 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday,
Feb. 5. Artist Glen LeFevre will instruct in. working in
the medium. Cost is $50 for members, $55 non-mem-
bers, with room for 10 students.
Further information may be obtained by calling
778-1908.

Boating skills program
launched on Tuesday
A boating skills and seamanship program will be
led by Flotilla 81 of the Coast Guard Auxiliary start-
ing Tuesday, Feb. 5, at the Manatee Technical Insti-
tute.
The complete program will be seven consecutive
Tuesday and Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. at MTI, 5603
34th St. W., Bradenton. Cost of $25 includes all mate-
rials.
At the end of the instruction attendees will get a
certificate of completion of classwork to operate a
powerboat, especially significant to those 21 or
younger as of Feb. 1 because of legislation requiring
the certification, said the spokesperson.
Registration may be made and details obtained at
778-2495 or 795-6189.

Tingley in need of books
for big annual sale
Tingley Memorial Library is looking for books, the
kind that will sell, at the annual sale at the library, 111
Second St. N., Bradenton Beach.
The sale will include many categories contem-
porary fiction, mysteries, non-fiction, paperbacks, bi-
ography; cookbooks and just about any other variety.
Prices will range from 25 cents to $4.
Friday and Saturday, Feb. 15 and 16, from 10 a.m.
to 3 p.m. are the times for the sale at the library, just
east of Bradenton Beach City Hall. Proceeds will go to
library projects.
The library is for use by visitors and residents alike
for a $2 annual fee. To join, applicants need to bring
local address, phone number and photo ID.
Donations are being accepted at the library Tues-
days from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Friday and
Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursdays from 3 to
5 p.m. Further information may be obtained by calling
779-1208.

Five from Island to sing
in 'Time Was' Saturday
Five Anna Maria Island residents will participate
in the annual show of the Magic of Manatee Sweet
Adelines Chorus Saturday, Feb. 2.
The show, titled "Time Was," will be at the Neel
Auditorium on the Manatee Community College cam-
pus, 584.0 26th St. W., Bradenton. The 2 p.m. show is
sold out; tickets for the 7 p.m. show are $12 in advance,
$14 at the door.
Islanders participating are Sandy Kuntz, Marge
Malin, Jeanette Rothberg, Marilyn Shirley and Doris
Willis.
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Two exhibits are to be featured during February at the
Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach.
Watercolors by Dee Engler and quilts from the
Sharing Quilters are to be on display.
Engler is a winter resident of Holmes Beach and has
had a number of one-woman shows, the most prestigious
of which she feels was in Steyr, Austria, whose mayor
invited her to display 42 of her paintings. She headed the
Carroll (Ohio) High School art department for 15 years.
The Sharing Quilters have been stitching their cre-
ative quilts for more than a decade. Eva Asbury coor-
dinates the exhibit of contemporary and traditional
handmade quilts.
The library opens at 10 a.m. daily except Sunday,
closing at 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, 6 p.m. Tues-
day and Thursday, 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Further
information may be obtained by calling 778-6341.

Sculptor Harrison in large show
Barbara Harrison will hang more than 20 of her
abstract wall sculptures during February and March in
an unusually large art show at the Woman's Resource
Center in Sarasota.
The opening reception for the artist will be from 4 to
6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at the center at 340 S. Tuttle Ave.
Harrison, of Longboat Key, recently was commis-
sioned to do two large wall sculptures for the new
Neiman-Marcus store in Tampa. She has done many other
corporate commissions, has had three solo shows in New
York City, and exhibits in galleries around the eastern
United States. Details are available at 387-8589.

Ringling talk coming to guild
Karen Ellsworth, docent at the John and Mabel
Ringling Museum of Art, will address members of the
Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island at a meeting Mon-
day, Feb. 4.
The gathering will be at 6 p.m. at the Episcopal
Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach, with the program to follow refreshments.
Ellsworth's slide lecture is titled "Yesterday, To-
day and Tomorrow," and will reflect the history and
recent developments at the museum.
She is an art historian, graduate of the Bank Street
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Miss photogenic
Bradenton Beach tiny-tot Summer Grace
Firehammer, 14 months old, was named "Miss
Photogenic" in the Manatee County Fair pageant's
Teensy Division.
Island girl has winning smile
At just 14 months old, Summer Grace Firehammer
of Bradenton Beach has a winning smile. She recently
won the title of "Miss Photogenic" in the Teensy Di-
vision at the Manatee County Fair.
Summer Grace is new to the pageant scene but mom
Monica Firehammer says that she seems to enjoy it.
Up until now, Summer Grace has only been in a
few small town events in Virginia where the family
relocated from recently.
The family is currently preparing for the Sunburst
USA pageant in Richmond, Va., which is a three-day
tri-state finals. If Summer Grace wins in Richmond,
she will continue on to national competition.
The natural beauty will also debut in her first mod-
eling job for the 2003 Suncoast Photography calendar,
which features children.
"She's a ham and a beautiful girl we don't put
any make-up on her," said Monica. "We thought we'd
see if it was fun. It takes her a few minutes to warm up
on stage, but she loves to get dressed up and seems to
enjoy it so we plan to continue."


Obituaries


Frances Harman Chamberlain
Frances Harman Chamberlain, 85, of Holmes
Beach, died Jan. 14.
Born in Gettysburg, Ohio, Mrs. Chamberlain
moved to Holmes Beach in 1970. She was a home-
maker, apple orchard owner and former radio host. She
attended Ohio State University. She was a member of
the Key Royale Golf Club.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb.
4, at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, 6000 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
She is survived by husband of 63 years Ray; son
Richard D. of Rock Hall, Md.; and two grandchildren.

John T. DeVries
John T. DeVries, 80, of Westville, Ind., and a win-
ter visitor to Anna Maria Island, died Jan. 25.
Mr. DeVries was born in the Netherlands. He was
an accountant at Standard Oil Co., and then later BP
Amoco. He was a member of New Life Wesleyan
Church.
Services were Jan. 28 in Chesterton, Ind. Memo-
rial contributions may be made to the Island Baptist
Church, P.O. Box 458, Anna Maria FL 34216.
He is survived by wife Shirley; daughters Cynthia
Dotto of Westville and Jacqueline Sherman of
DeMotte, Ind.; sister Clara Doot of Alsip, Ill.; and five
grandchildren.

Emma Louise Nichols
Emma Louise Nichols, 76, of Holmes Beach, died
Jan. 23.
Born in Jersey City, N.J., Mrs. Nichols came to


Manatee County from New Jersey in 1989. She was a
retired X-ray technician. She attended First Church of
the Nazarene in Bradenton.
There were no services. Burial will be in Laurel
Grove Memorial Park, Paterson, N.J. Griffith-Cline
Funeral Home, Island Chapel, was in charge of ar-
rangements.
She is survived by husband August; daughter
Donna Ouradnik of Minneapolis; brother William
Denninger of Midland Park, N.J.; and three grandchil-
dren.
Max Znika Jr.
Max Znika Jr., 75, of Anna Maria City, died Jan.
26.
Born in Gary, Ind., Mr. Znika came to Anna Maria
from Lowell, Ind., in 1982. He was a city commis-
sioner for 10 years from 1990-2000, and served as act-
ing mayor in 1994-95. He was retired owner and opera-
tor of Diary Rich Ice Cream Company, Merrillville,
Ind. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He was a member of the Rotary Club in Gary, Ind., and
Anna Maria. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge
in Gary and the Benevolent and Protective Order of
Elks in Gary and Bradenton. He was Catholic.
The family has chosen not to hold services. Memo-
rial contributions may be made to Hospice of South-
west Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238.
Shannon Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife of 43 years Dorothy M.;
daughters Kathleen Kelly of Chesterton, Ind., Nota
Darr of Safety Harbor, and Lori Brunner of Myakka
City; sons James Kelly of Chesterton, and Max III of
Lowell, Ind.; brother Paul of Crown Point, Ind.; and 12
grandchildren.


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Holmes Beach may reconsider fence heights


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach city commissioners agreed to dis-
cuss the possibility of changing the city's fencing code
at a future work session after Georgia Burke, manager
of Palm Key condominiums, approached the commis-
sion at a recent work session with a request to raise the
fence height on the condo property.
Three roads Gulf Drive, 30th Street and Avenue
E front the Palm Key property, and the pool is
fenced in with a 4-foot-high chain-link fence.
According to Burke, the fencing is inadequate and
has failed to keep teenagers and intoxicated trespass-
ers from entering the pool area. She told the commis-
sion that the fence can easily be climbed and in the past
there have been problems with vandalism.
The commission was unable to help Burke with her
request to replace the chain-link fence with a 6-foot-
high PVC fence.
Current codes allow a 4-foot-high fence. And, in
Burke's case, because her property is fronted by streets
on three sides, a 20-foot setback is required on each
side. In order for Burke to meet the required setback on
the 30th Street side of the property, the fence would be
in the pool.
The commission suggested that Burke take her
case to the city's board of adjustment, which looks at
cases individually and may be able to grant her request
based on safety issues.
"This is a private property safety issue, not a city
safety issue," Mayor Carol Whitmore pointed out. "We
can't change the rules for one issue."
Commissioner Don Maloney, however, questioned
whether it was time to review the city's existing code.
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Inadequate
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-- _. Georgia Burke, man-
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condominiums, asked
the Holmes Beach City
Commission if the 4-
foot-high chain-link
fence around the
swimming pool area
could be replaced with
a 6-foot-high PVC
fence. According to
Burke, the chain-link
fence has failed to keep
teenagers and intoxi-
cated trespassers from
entering the property,
which she says has
. been vandalized in the
Past. Islander Photo:
Diana Bogan.


Dock delayed at 11th Street South


Approval for the fourth public-private dock at the
end of 11th Street South in Bradenton Beach has been
stalled until Feb. 7.
Resident Edward Scott Nelson, along with neighbors
John Kaufmann, Bob Colwell and Ralph Dean, requested
permission to build a small dock at the end of the street
into Anna Maria Sound. The dock would abut public land,
thereby requiring city approval. The property owners pro-
posed to donate the dock to the city and maintain it; the
city would provide liability insurance for dock users.
Similar arrangements have been made for similar
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Canine attack results in death, sparks citizen action


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
In an unfortunate encounter, Susan Freeman's
Yorkshire terrier died after being attacked by neighbor
Steve Cotton's German shepherd.
The incident happened Thursday, Jan. 24, in the early
evening when Freeman took her terrier, Attila the Honey,
for a walk along 67th Street in Holmes Beach. As Free-
man and her dog were passing Cotton's home, Cotton was
exiting the house with his dog, Zeus, for an evening walk.
According to the police report, the two dogs began
barking at each other and Cotton lost control of his dog.
Cotton said that his dog lunged at the Yorkshire ter-
rier and when he pulled back on the leash, Zeus broke free
of his choke-style collar and attacked the smaller dog.
Freeman said she doesn't believe the dog was on
a leash, but that it was apparent that Cotton was unable
to restrain the German shepherd.
Cotton said that it happened very quickly and by the
time he was able to regain control of Zeus it was too late.
According to Freeman, the autopsy report done by
Dr. Bill Bystrom of the Island Animal Clinic, who re-
sponded to the scene, revealed the Yorkshire terrier had
a crushed chest and broken vertebrae that caused it to
die of massive bleeding.
"It was very quick and extraordinarily vicious,"
said Freeman. "Its something I Won't be able to get out
of my mind."
Freeman considered Attila to be a member of the
family. She had the dog for more than eight years.
"I feel horrible," said Cotton. "It was a freak acci-
dent and I wish I could turn back time."
Cotton said he understands how difficult it is to
deal with the loss of a pet. During the Christmas holi-
day one of his dogs passed away.
"I am willing to do anything I can," said Cotton. "I
am willing to pay for funeral arrangements or anything
else. It's the least I can do. I'm still going through the
pain of loosing a pet. I know it takes time and that I can
never replace the heart value."
Freeman said she is not just upset over the loss of
her dog, but that the animal control officer who re-


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Manatee County pet owner's rules to live by


In the wake of the death of Holmes Beach resi-
dent Susan Freeman's Yorkshire terrier after being
attacked by another neighborhood dog, The Islander
would like to remind pet owners of the responsibili-
ties that come with ownership.
Below is an outline of the Manatee County
Animal Services Ordinance:
Annual rabies vaccinations are required for all
dogs, cats and ferrets. A Manatee County license tag
is also required annually for these pets, which they
are required to wear.
Dogs and cats are not allowed to run at large.
Your dog or cat must be on a leash no longer than
10 feet in length when the dog or cat is off the prop-
erty of the owner and must be under the physical
control of the owner or custodian.
All dogs and cats must be under the direct
control of the owner or custodian while on the prop-
erty of the owner or custodian. This means the dog
or cat must be confined on the property by a fence
(the ordinance does recognize invisible fences, pro-
vided they are in working order), chain, leash, or
cord of sufficient strength to restrain the animal, or
the animal shall be attended and supervised by a


sponded informed her that his hands were tied in deal-
ing with the situation.
Under the Manatee County ordinance, which has
been adopted by Holmes Beach, the definition of a "dan-
gerous dog" is one that has injured or killed a domestic
animal while off the owner's property more than once.
Freeman and her neighbors said they were shocked
to learn that Cotton's dog was not considered a danger-
ous dog under Florida statutes or the county or city or-
dinances, which are identical.
This has sparked a neighborhood effort to change
the ordinance, at least at the local level.
Neighbor Billie Martini, a former city commis-
sioner, is helping Freeman in her effort to find out what
can be done to prevent an incident like this from hap-
pening in the future.
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the property of the owner or custodian or property
the owner or custodian has the right to use.
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mals are also not allowed to be left in the open bed of
a pickup truck or similar vehicle without being con-
fined in a carrier or restrained by a minimum of two
tethers attached to opposite sides of the vehicle.
If an animal owner is issued a citation, he or she
can elect to pay the citation or contest it in court. The
person cited is allowed 30 days to make this decision.
After this time period, if the citation is not paid or con-
tested, they no longer have the right to contest the ci-
tation and may end up in jail if the fine is not paid.
For more information, contact MCSA at 742-
5933, or your local city hall offices.


even if they have to pay a fine or attend obedience
school."
When apprised of his neighbors' interest in amend-
ing the animal ordinances to require fines, obedience
training or posting "beware" signs, Cotton said he
would support that effort.
"I would be happy to cooperate with that effort. I
would be willing to put my dog through obedience
training, but I don't think my dog should be put down,"
said Cotton. "I've had him since he was a puppy and
he is like a kid to me."
Since the incident, Freeman has been gathering
information from the Island cities and putting together
a petition.
Cotton said he has purchased a training harness that
straps around his dog's body so that he will not be able to
break free from a leash. It's a preventive caution he hopes
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PAGE 14 E JAN. 30, 2002 THE ISLANDER


Three amigos bid farewell in Anna Maria


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Considering all the fireworks that have taken place in
and out of Anna Maria City Hall the past two years, the
final city commission meeting for Mayor Gary
Deffenbaugh, Vice Mayor Tom Skoloda and Commis-
sioner Jay Hill was practically full of "bonhomie," al-
though nobody stood up and sang "For He's a Jolly Good
Fellow."
Hill and Deffenbaugh are not seeking re-election,
while Skoloda is running for mayor. With the election set
for Feb. 12, the Jan. 24 meeting was the last for the present
commission.
Commissioner Linda Cramer thanked Hill, Skoloda
and Deffenbaugh for their services to the city and commu-
nity. There was applause from the public gallery.

Defibrillators
The commission did deal with several issues, includ-
ing public access defibrillators for the city.
Hill said he had been trying for the past several years
to get the matter on the agenda and as this was his last
meeting, he had invited representatives from the Sarasota
Fire Department to demonstrate how a portable
defibrillator works.
Commissioners learned that a person has a 50 percent
better chance of surviving a heart attack if the victim is
treated with a defibrillator within a few minutes of the
attack.
Deffenbaugh said the city had budgeted $3,000 to
purchase a defibrillator, but none had been bought yet.
"It's long overdue," he said.
Hill wants the city to purchase seven defibrillators and
have one in each of the Manatee County sheriff s patrol
vehicles used in the city.
He also urged the new city commission to follow
through and purchase the units. "I think it's something the
next commission needs to stay on top of and do," said Hill.

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23 as the present contract with Waste Management Inc.
expires at the end of March.
However, only Waste Management submitted a bid
by the deadline. The other company, BFI, had asked for
an extension but Deffenbaugh said he had no authority
from the commission to grant one.
Commissioner John Michaels said the Waste Man-
agement proposal looked pretty good as rates are not be-
ing raised and there will be a 4 percent rebate to the city
every quarter for the length of the contract.
There was some discussion of the dual charge for a
duplex, collection of tires and the need to collect hazard-
ous waste.
Rose Quinn of Waste Management said the company
will collect hazardous waste at least once a year, probably
in March. The separate charge to both units of a duplex is,
however, mandated by Manatee County. If an exception
is made in one instance, everyone who owns an unoccu-
pied rental duplex would want the exception.
Quinn also said Waste Management will pick up a
maximum of two tires at each stop on collection days.
A number of merchants on Pine Avenue said collec-
tion of garbage in the business district was supposed to be
the first route collected on pickup days because of safety
and parking issues.
Deffenbaugh said he thought this was being done as
he had spoken to Waste Management about this issue and
they had been picking up Pine Avenue first for the last
month. "That's an absolute necessity," he said.
Quinn promised that she would ensure Pine Avenue
gets first priority on pickup days.
Several members of the audience praised the pickup
services of Waste Management.
In the absence of another bid, commissioners voted
to accept the Waste Management contract. A city ordi-
nance to complete the process will be required, City At-
torney Jim Dye reminded commissioners.

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Policy and employee job descriptions, but wanted to leave
any vote on the job descriptions to the next commission.
Hill, who had worked with the committee for the past
year, disagreed. "We've had discussions for almost a year.
There is no point in sending this to a new commission.
"It's time this commission did something" rather
than have a new commission come in and "start over,"
he said.
Skoloda agreed, noting job descriptions have "been
almost two years" in the making. Better to approve them
tonight, then come back with motions for changes.
Anna Maria resident Bill Motes, who is experienced
in writing job descriptions to cover state, local and federal
laws, said "the core of the work" is already in the job de-
scriptions for city staff. While he would shorten and con-
dense some of the descriptions, everything else looks
good.
"The employee is entitled to a document," he said.
Anna Maria resident Tom Turner said he wrote job
descriptions for city employees in 1994-95 and he won-
dered what had happened to those. "No one ever carried
the ball."
He also said the current descriptions have no listed
work hours or salary scale; the duties of the city clerk are
outlined in the charter and duties and job descriptions of
staff should be separate documents. He said passing the
descriptions now was "jumping the gun."
Hill agreed that Turner had, indeed, written job de-
scriptions, but no commission had ever adopted them.
Better to adopt the descriptions now and come back
later and amend them, he said.
Ellen Trudelle suggested a special commission meet-
ing to review the job descriptions, rather than have them
"shoved under the rug."
In the end, commissioners approved a safety policy,
but defeated a motion to accept the job descriptions from
the committee by a 3-2 vote, with Hill and Skoloda in the
minority.
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Manatee art
Just when you thought the issue of manatee artwork
was finished in Anna Maria, along comes poor Don
Schroder of the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce.
Schroder had the dubious distinction of following the
commission's discussion and vote on manatee logos on
trolley signs with yet another request for manatee artwork.
After the laughter died down, Schroder explained that
the chamber wants to produce Fiberglas manatees for the
Island cities to place on city property as a "Manatees on
Parade" exhibit. They want local artists to design the
manatees. The exhibit would be similar to Fiberglas art in
major cities around the world, including bears in Zurich,
Switzerland.
Schroder just wanted a "consensus" from the com-
mission to proceed with the project, which was expected
to take at least a year before any models could be pre-
viewed. It would not cost the city any money, he said.
Michaels said he had seen the exhibit in Zurich and
it was very impressive.
But apparently anything to do with manatees in Anna
Maria is controversial.
Hill thought the idea should go to the Environmental
Enhancement and Education Committee first for public
comment and discussion, then a recommendation to the
city commission.
EEEC member Diane Caniff said it's a "wonderful
idea," but should be left for the next commission to place
on the agenda. "Don't rush," she said.
Georgia Van Cleave said, "Here we go again. We're
going down the primrose path. Slow down."
She suggested that since the commission put off a
vote on job descriptions after more than a year of commit-
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But Skoloda quickly pointed out the commission was
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members would like to see the model artwork.
The model manatee would come back to the EEEC
for review and input to the city commission at that time.
Cramer said let's go ahead with a consensus at this
time and the project will come back for further discussion
and public input.
Commissioners gave Schroder a consensus to go
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Tidemark gains DEP approval


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The controversial Tidemark hotel/condo-
minium project in Holmes Beach moved a step
closer to reality last week when the Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection issued its permit
to the project.
The DEP permit allows developer Nick
Easterling to relocate a 75-foot-long section of
seawall 40 feet landward of its present location.
The net result will be the creation of 3,756 square
feet of new surface waters, the DEP said. The
project has already received DEP approval to
dredge the channel in the basin.
But don't expect groundbreaking to begin any
time soon.
Easterling said he is still awaiting all the docu-
ments back from the Florida Department of Busi-
ness and Professional Regulation that will allow
sales of the 40 condominiums to proceed.
"Hopefully, about three weeks from now, we
can begin pre-sales," he said.
Once pre-sales meet the bank's criteria, funds
will be disbursed and construction can begin,
Easterling said. "A good estimated time would be
six to eight weeks from now," for the start of con-
struction, he said.
.Pre-sale inquiries have been excellent, accord-
ing to real estate agent Brenda Boyd May. She's
already taken about 60 calls from prospective buy-


the discussions that anything to do with manatee artwork
in Anna Maria is almost like kicking open a nest of fire
ants.

The end
At the close of Deffenbaugh's final meeting, Anna
Maria resident Rick DeFrank spoke up in the public com-
ment period and asked the mayor why the defibrillators
had not been purchased when the money was authorized
in the budget last year.
Deffenbaugh had no comment.
DeFrank also brought up the issue of the "Fourth
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The 40-unit project will have a full-service res-
taurant and marina and the Island Fitness Center is
relocating to the free-standing building at the front
of the property. The units will be sold as condomini-
ums, then returned to a rental pool that will allow
the Tidemark to operate as a hotel.
The controversial project at the site of the
former Pete Reynard's/Marina Bay restaurant in
Holmes Beach was approved by the Holmes Beach
City Commission in July. That approval came after
Easterling reached an "informal" settlement with
Holmes Beach residents Lance Spotts and Dan and
Tina Howe, who had filed a lawsuit to stop the
project. Those objections were formally withdrawn
in December 2001.
Attorney Dan Lobeck, who represented Spotts
and the Howes, said that in accordance with the
settlement, terms will not be made public unless all
parties agree.
But the DEP permit to build the seawall still
allows affected parties to appeal the decision. Any
affected party that wants to appeal should contact
the Office of the General Consul for the DEP in
Tallahassee within 21 days of the permit date.


artists, which was held in December and did not require
a special-use permit from the city.
Some elected official should have done something
about this, he said. "I can't understand how this can't be
a special event."
DeFrank pressed for an answer from the city attorney,
but Dye said he would need to review the entire file be-
fore rendering an opinion.
Skoloda, who chaired the meeting, said he would
make that a future agenda item.
The meeting then adjourned, ending the two-year
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Streetlife



Island police reports
Anna Maria
No reports available.

Bradenton Beach
Jan. 20,2408 Gulf Drive N., Via Roma, information.
A man filed a report stating that a crack on the windshield
of his van may have been caused by vandals.
Jan. 20, 200 Gulf Drive N., Beach House restau-
rant, trespass warning. Two men were issued a trespass
warning and asked to leave the restaurant after their
behavior became disruptive.
Jan. 20, 1400 block of Gulf Drive South, traffic
arrest. A man was arrested for driving without a license
after officers witnessed him attempting to drive down
the wrong side of the road. It was later discovered that
the suspect is also an illegal immigrant.
Jan. 21, 2601 Gulf Drive N., Sandpiper Mobile
Home Park, burglary. A woman reported that it ap-
peared someone used her vacation unit while she was
away. According to the report, the woman's porch fur-
niture had been used, the gas tank for her stove had
been emptied and her sheets and towels were missing.
Jan. 22, 1900 Gulf Drive S., Coquina Park, crimi-
nal mischief. A woman reported that the handle and
lock on her car door had been damaged.
Jan. 23, 2100 Block of Gulf Drive S., Coquina Park,
lost property. A woman reported her credit card missing.

Holmes Beach
Jan. 21, 3600 Block of Gulf Drive, animal bite. A
woman reported that she was bitten by a cat. Accord-
ing to the report, the woman picked up a gray cat that
had been struck by a vehicle. Animal control was called
to pick up the cat.


Robbery suspects
A purse snatching on the mainland erupted in a mas-
sive search on the Island and the eventual arrest of three
suspects in Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach Jan. 23.
According to police reports, a woman's purse was
taken by three men while she was at the Cortez Com-
mons Shopping Center at 75th Street and Cortez Road
around 8 p.m. Manatee County sheriffs deputies were
notified, and a partial description of the men and ve-
hicle they were in was broadcast on the police radio.
Bradenton Beach Police Officer Douglas Marston,
while on patrol, saw a car that matched the description
of the alert and pulled the car over in the 2300 block of
Gulf Drive. Two men left the vehicle and fled on foot,


Jan. 22, 500 Block of 75th Street, theft. According
to the report, approximately $3,000 in equipment was
stolen from a van parked on a job site.
Jan. 22, 5360 of Gulf Drive, Brain's Sunny Side Up
restaurant, fraud. According to the report, a man claiming
to be affiliated with St. Bernard Catholic Church has been


Nabbed
A suspect awaits
transport to the
county jail in the
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is pictured on the
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Photo: J.L.
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arrested on Island
while Marston detained a third man who was attempt-
ing to hide in the back seat of the car.
Officers from Holmes Beach and the Manatee
County Sheriffs Office arrived in the area, and a sec-
ond suspect was located and arrested in the Sandpiper
Mobile Home Resort. A third suspect was arrested on
Manatee Avenue after he summoned a friend and was
being picked up at Publix in Holmes Beach.
Arrested were Richard W. Catlett, 19, of
Bradenton; Jordan D. Milton, 20, of Bradenton; and
Adam J. Cunningham, 19, of Bradenton. Among the
charges were possession of drug paraphernalia and
strong-arm robbery.


soliciting money from local businesses for ad space in a
church bulletin. The church confirmed that the man is not
connected with St. Bernard.
Jan. 22, 3800 block of East Bay Drive, harassment.
A woman reported that she has been receiving harass-
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School choice applications are currently available
for students entering kindergarten through 11th grade
in the fall and who are not already attending their
school of choice.
School choice is a local, state, and national effort
to meet individual needs of students enrolled in public
schools. It provides an opportunity for students to at-
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Anna Maria Elementary School
menu
Monday, Feb. 4
Breakfast: Breakfast Muffin, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Corndog or Barbecue Rib Sandwich, Oven
Fries, Baked Beans, Fresh Fruit
Tuesday, Feb. 5
Breakfast: Pancake on a Stick with Syrup, Yogurt,
Cereal
Lunch: Breaded Beef Patty with Roll or Bean and
Cheese Burrito, Winter Mix Vegetables, Cinnamon
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Wednesday, Feb. 6
Breakfast: Cheese Toast, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Turkey and Noodles with Roll or Fish on
Bun, Steamed Fresh Broccoli with Cheese Sauce,
Applesauce Cake
Thursday, Feb. 7
Breakfast: Breakfast Pocket, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Hamburger Gravy or Chicken Patty, Mashed
Potatoes, Mixed Vegetables, Applesauce Cup
Friday, Feb. 8
Breakfast: Breakfast Pocket, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Cheese Pizza or Junior Cuban Sandwich,
Tossed Salad with Ranch Dressing, Applesauce Cup
Juice and milk are served with every meal.


THE ISLANDER U JAN. 30 2002 U PAGE 17
Caught in the WAVE
Anna Maria Elementary
School students recognized
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18 at the We Are Very
Exceptional "WAVE"
awards include: Savannah
Shield, Kyle Parsons,
a a Crystal Bargo, Krista
SDavidson, Burns
Easterling, Kegan
Vandermolen and Kayte
Bartlett. Recipients of the
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in Anna Maria.


Island Middle School menu
Monday, Feb. 4
Lunch: Hamburger Gravy with Mashed
Potatoes and Roll, or Chicken Nuggets
with Chips, Chef Salad with Dressing,
Fresh-Steamed Broccoli Florets, Fruit
Tuesday, Feb. 5
Lunch: Breaded Pork Chop on Bun, or
Chicken and Rice, Chef Salad with Dress-
ing, Steamed Rice, Sweet Corn, Fruit
Wednesday, Feb. 6
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza or Corndog, Chef
Salad with Dressing, Fresh Broccoli and
Cauliflower, Fruit
Thursday, Feb. 7
Lunch: Breaded Beef Patty on Bun or
Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Tomato
Soup, Chef Salad with Dressing, Mixed
Vegetables, Fruit
Friday, Feb. 8
Lunch: Cheese Pizza or Fish Sandwich
with Chips, Chef Salad with Dressing,
Fresh Steamed Broccoli, Fruit
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Island Biz


Design 2000 plus one
Ann Leonard has joined the staff of Design 2000
beauty salon in the Whitney Beach Plaza at 6840 Gulf
of Mexico Drive in Longboat Key. A licensed
esthetician, Leonard will provide many skin-care ser-
vices, including therapeutic facials, glycolic peels, en-
zyme treatments and full-body waxing. Design 2000
co-owner Sandra La Rose said the addition of Ann to
the staff allows the salon to offer "a full scope of ser-
vices that our clients desire, all in one relaxing loca-
tion." For further information call 387-9807.

VIP help for Center
V.I.P. World Travel of Sarasota and the Anna
Maria Island Community Center have established a
"Travel Club" to benefit the Center on an on-going
basis. V.I.P World Travel will make a donation to the
Center for every completed cruise or tour booked
through its office. This new club will focus on senior
travelers and offer a "clearinghouse" to help find trav-
eling companions. The new "Travel Club" will be
launched at the Travel and Fashion Festival at noon
Wednesday Jan. 30, at the Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.
in Anna Maria. On hand for the inauguration will be
representatives of Holland America Cruise Line. The
company will offer special "event-day discounts" on
future cruises to those in attendance. AMI West will
also be at the festival showing resort and cruise fash-
ions. For information on the Travel Club, call 1-800-
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Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

Yours, casually
Casually Yours is the hot, new boutique on
Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach. Owner Walter
Moffitt has the latest in casual clothing and beachwear,
including swimsuits for men, women and children.
There's also a line of beach-style jewelry. Store hours
are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday during
the season. To get casual, call 779-1454.

'Lookin Good
Lookin' to get in shape? You'll be looking' good at
the grand opening of Look-N-Good Better Body Bou-
tique in the Cortez Village Shopping Center on
Cortez Road, Feb. 6. The new boutique is owned by
Shirley Ledford, a mother of four who is looking' pretty
good. One of the secrets is the Victoria Morton Body
Wrap featured at Look-N-Good. Ledford says the suc-
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that soak into the skin, pull out waste products and
shrink and tone tissues. Grand opening festivities begin
at 10 a.m. in conjunction with "Queen For A Day"
events at Cortez Village. To be looking good," call
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Eckerd gets Island 'fit'
The former Eckerd store in Holmes Beach is being rennovated to make way for the new Island Fitness Center,
currently located in the Holmes Business Center on Gulf Drive. Owners of the Fitness Center have promised a
much larger facility with more programs, including sports and child-care facilities. Also included will be
office space for other businesses. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin



20 boats later, time for Miss Cortez change


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
After 25 years of hard work and success, with 20
boats behind her, Jamie Berry is ready to sell the final
Miss Cortez and retire.
Her father started the long string of boat-building,
boat-operating and boat-selling and got her started in
the cruising business. She has carried on just fine at the
Cortez dock the family owns just north of Cortez Road.
She is an old Cortez hand, here since 1975, lives in
the historic fishing village and can't quite visualize be-
ing anywhere else.
Her father Jim Berry retired after 21 years in the
Army and decided he'd run a charter boat somewhere
around Bradenton, where his parents lived. He brought
his wife Barbara and their young daughter Jamie and
went into business in 1975.
He started with the 38-passenger Baycomber, for
$5 per person fishing in Tampa Bay in the mornings
and running cruises to Egmont Key in the afternoons.
Home port was Cortez.
That went on for two years, until he decided he
needed more boat. He sold his house and put every-
thing into the first Miss Cortez in 1977, he and wife and
even young Jamie doing much of the boat-building
work themselves.
Next year, 1978, they bought the Admirals party
boats, selling the Admiral Too right away and turning
the Admirals Lady into Cortez Lady.
Then came Miss Cortez II in 1979 and Miss Cortez
III in 1980, and the family was busy fishing all three


It's bazaar
The Bridge Street Bazaar has just opened on
Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach and the new casual
wear-gift shop is the second location for the Island
Bazaar in the Anna Maria Centre in Holmes Beach. Ed
and Debbie Sniadach have got some really cool gifts
and casual wear, just right for beaching or relaxing.
How bizarre is the Bazaar? The Blues Brothers
have taken up permanent residence in the clothing sec-
tion. Store hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily during the
winter season. Dial Elwood or Jake at 778-3400.

Got a new business going up on Anna Maria Is-
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uct or service; a new hire, or an award-winning staff
member? Call Island Biz at 778-7978, fax your news
to 778-9392, or e-mail us at news@islander.org.


of the boats they owned then. They built a commercial
boat and a cruise boat for the fishing public and the
Egmont trips.
Their first towboat they built in 1983, the second
in 1984 along with another party boat. And so it went
through Miss Cortez XI in 1989. That year they built
the Miss Hampton and a year later Miss Hampton II,
both operating out of Hampton, Va.
"In between building the vessels we kept in the
Cortez Fleet we also built two commercial vessels, the
Medusa and Pretty Penny," Jamie Berry said. "Also
two party boats, Miss Pass-a-Grille and the Shark
Hunter Express."
They built the boats by having a commercial yard
make a plywood mold of a hull, then forming the
Fiberglas hull themselves in the mold, doing the con-
struction and finishing work at their dock in Cortez.
Building and operating and selling, they ended up
with "our vessels now scattered from Maine to Texas
and from the Bahamas to Panama," Jamie said.
Father Jim retired some years ago and left the
Cortez business with Jamie. He operates airboats on
Lake Istokpoga in central Florida. Jamie runs the one
remaining Miss Cortez, a 65-foot deep-sea fisherman
and party boat.
Now Jamie is ready for a rest, and, with son Jamie
more interested in medicine than boating, she's ready
to sell the operation.
She said she doesn't have any idea what she'll do
in retirement: "I'll just let that take care of itself when
the time comes."


The Blues Brothers enjoy relaxing with Jake of
Bridge Street Bazaar. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin


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THE ISLANDER U JAN. 30 2002 U PAGE 21


Upset win by Jessie's Island Store makes league take notice


By Kevin Cassidy
Special to The Islander
The first-place teams in each of the four divisions
of the Anna Maria Island Community Center's basket-
ball league are all comfortably out in front and should
hold on as top seeds when the playoffs begin.
On paper, the closest race appears to be in the Premier
League, where IMG holds a half-game lead on Island Real
Estate. In reality, nobody has come within 20 points of .
IMG. Their three losses have all come via forfeit, and
unless they don't show for the playoffs, it appears they will
win the first-place trophy in their division.
Division I Air & Energy currently holds a 2 1/2 game
lead on Island Discount Tackle, but there are a couple of
hot teams climbing up the standings. Galati Marine, which
was languishing in last place on Jan. 11 with a 1-4 record,
has won four games in a row to move into third place, right
on the heels of Island Discount Tackle.
Jessie's Island Store was also 1-4 Jan. 11, but
Michael Wallen has heated up from the outside and has
led Jessie's to two wins in its last four games with one
victory coming over previously undefeated Air & En-
ergy. They also came within a whisker of upsetting
Island Discount Tackle, losing 52-51 in overtime.
Division II Sign of the Mermaid and Marco Polo
appear to be a safe bet to meet in the finals of the play-
offs, while Division III LPAC remains the only unde-
feated team in the Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
ter Basketball League.
The playoffs are just around the corner, so get out to
the Center to catch a game before the season is over.
If you have sports news to report, call me at 750-
8959.

Division I: Galati 40, Bryant's 31
Galati Marine won its fourth game in a row behind
12 points apiece from Michael Cramer and Steve
Seaton and seven points from Sam Lott. Phelps Tracy
added four points, while Brick Barlow added three
points and Pat Cole scored two.
Bryant's Recycled Treasures was led by Chad
Richardson with 11 points and eight points from Evan
Hunt. Steve Faillace added six points and Mark
Templeton scored four. Brad Bryant completed the
scoring for the Spurs with two points.

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pointer, led Duncan Real Estate, which also got six
points from Garrett Secor and two points each from
Bums Easterling and Alex Thurkettle.

Division II: Polo 40, ACT 28
Marco Polo rode a balanced scoring attack that saw
three players score in double figures for a 40-28 win over
Accute Care Team Friday, Jan. 25. Justin Anton, Jake Orr
and Dylan Mullen tallied 10 points each for Marco Polo,
which also got six points from Danielle Mullen and two
points each from Terra Cole and Christian Evangellista.
ACT's Celia Ware led all scorers with 14 points,
while Jake Wood added six points and Zach Meshes
and Cameron Kawcak scored four point apiece. Scot-
tie Steenstra completed the scoring with two points.

Mermaid 34, Paradise 19
Tyler Schneerer pumped in a game-high 17 points
to lead Sign of the Mermaid past A-Paradise Realty on
Tuesday, Jan. 23, to remain atop the Division II stand-
ings. Teammate Ian Douglas added 11 points,'while
Jarrod McKenzie scored six.
A-Paradise was led by CJ Wickersham's eight
points and six points from Charlie Woodson. Kyle
Victor chipped in with five points for A-Paradise.

Division I: Jessie's 50, A&E 49
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Energy on Saturday, Jan. 26. Wallen got ample support
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20 points and from "little big man" Jordan Pritchard,
who scored two points and pulled down 12 rebounds,
while also playing tenacious defense in helping to limit
A&E's Jeff Wehling to 14 points.
Clay Orr led A & E with 22 points, while Wehling
added 14. Connor Bystrom chipped in with six points
for Air & Energy, which also got four points from Sa-
rah White, three points from Mikey Schweitzer and
two points from Chad Ensley.

Galati 38, Bryant's 32
Galati Marine opened the game with a 15-7 run
behind Michael Cramer's 11 first-quarter points on the
way to a 38-32 win on Monday, Jan. 22, over Bryant's
Recycled Treasures. Cramer finished with a game-high
19 points for Galati, which has continued its winning
ways of late. Steve Seaton added 10 points, while point
guard Sam Lott scored six points and dished out seven
assists. Phelps Tracy and Pat Cole completed the scor-
ing for Galati with two and one point respectively.

Tackle 52, Jessie's 51 O.T.
Island Discount Tackle, behind Joey Mattay's four
points in overtime, outscored Jessie's Island Store 7-6
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a one-point victory Monday, Jan. 22.
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B.J. Keim led all scorers with 15 points, including
three, three-pointers, while Ted Carlson added nine and
Billy Malfese scored eight points. Will Langston
chipped in with seven points, while Bobby Gibbons
scored five. Jessica Cramer and Daniel VanAndel com-
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Tyler Krauss and Mic Cripe each hit three, three-
pointers to lead the Oyster Bar scoring attack. Krauss
finished with 11 points and Cripe scored 10. Sean
Sanders added three points, while Brandon Roberts
scored two for the Oyster Bar.

IMG 64, Oyster Bar 30
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IRE 74, A.M. Glass 63
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Center basketball schedule
Premier League, age 14-16
Date Time Teams
Jan. 30 8 p.m. IMG vs. Anna Maria Oyster Bar
Feb. 2 11 a.m. Anna Maria Glass vs. IMG
Feb. 4 7 p.m. IMG vs. Island Real Estate
8 p.m. Anna Maria Glass vs. Oyster Bar
Division I, age 12-13
Date Time Teams
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Feb. 2 6 p.m. Discount Tackle vs. Jessie's
7 p.m. Air & Energy vs. Bryant's
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Feb. 6 8 p.m. Discount Tackle vs. Air & Energy
Division II, age 10-11
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Feb. 2 4 p.m. Acute Care Team vs. Marco Polo
5 p.m. Island Spirits vs. Sign of the Mermaid
Feb. 5 7 p.m. Marco Polo vs. Sign of the Mermaid
Feb. 6 7 p.m. Acute Care Team vs. Island Spirits
Division III, age 8-9
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Feb. 2 2 p.m. Danziger vs. Pearson
3 p.m. Duncan vs. Island Surveying
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Feb. 5 6 p.m. Island Surveying vs. Danziger

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Scenic Highway trying to help turtles


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Bradenton Beach's scenic highway committee is
looking for some "turtle-friendly" lighting to help
hatchling turtles head toward the water and not the
highway.
After hearing a presentation by Meghan Conti of
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion about a pilot project in Boca Raton that uses in-
ground lighting along a stretch of A1A to avoid
hatchling disorientation, the committee voted to hold
a public presentation of the system.
Representatives of Cloverleaf Corp. the com-
pany that distributes the lights along with Bradenton
Beach police, the scenic highway committee, and Anna
Maria Island Turtle Watch will meet at 7 p.m. Thurs-
day, Jan. 31, near the main concession stand on Co-
quina Beach for the demonstration.
While initial reports from Boca Raton are encour-
aging, Turtle Watch president Suzi Fox cautioned
against over-optimism. "I would worry about us put-
ting money into something that's not 100 percent," to
avoid hatchling turtle disorientation.


SAM to host DOT

speaker Thursday
Ben Walker, the Florida Department of
Transportation's project manager for the Anna Maria
Bridge, will speak at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, to mem-
bers and guests of Save Anna Maria Inc.
Walker will discuss the progress of the ongoing
study on whether the bridge can be repaired,
rennovated or replaced, and events that have occurred
to date related to the project development.
SAM will provide its yearly report and nomination
of officers will also take place.
The meeting will be held in the Walker Swift room
at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. For more information, call Joy
Courtney, president of SAM, 778-5405.

Digital fine art exhibit
opening reception Friday
The "Digital Fine Artists Association Exhibit" will
open for a month on the Island with a "First Friday"
public reception at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at the
Anna Maria Island Art League, 531 Holmes Blvd.,
Holmes Beach.
The digital exhibit will be at the league's gallery
through Feb. 27 from 8:45 a.m. until 2:45 p.m. Tues-
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But the initial reports from Boca Raton are encour-
aging. Conti said hatchling disorientation incidents
were reduced by 43 percent in the test area with the in-
ground lighting system. And nearby residents like the
system so much they've already asked for more of the
system along A1A, once the Florida Department of
Transportation approves the lighting system for state-
wide usage. That's not expected to happen before May
2003, said Conti.
Embedded street lights, however, appear to be the
only option that Conti favors. The FWC "doesn't like
black paint," over current street lamps to cut down the
glare, and does not approve of "caging" nests to avoid
hatchling turtles heading in the wrong direction in
lighted areas. Turtle Watch volunteers staff Island
beaches during the nesting season to "cage" turtles in


Reception at guild's gallery
for two watercolorists
Two local painters will be honored at the
"First Friday" public reception from 5 to 7 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 1, at the gallery of the Artists Guild
of Anna Maria Island, 5414 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
Eleanor Smith and Jean Ann Tourt, both
watercolorists specializing in the local scene,
will be honored as Artists of the Month.
Smith is a member of the Monday Paint-
ers, painting at Manatee Public Beach every
Monday morning. She is a native New En-
glander who started in oils but adapted to
watercolors. She will demonstrate her tech-
nique at the gallery from 11 a.m. until noon
Wednesday, Feb. 6.
Tourt is from Long Island, a graduate of
Skidmore College and is a retired public health
nurse. She credits her grandmother, an oil
painter of china, with much of her art. She also
studied in Italy and worked with Barbara
Singer at the Longboat Key Art Center:
Details may be obtained at 778-6694.



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Adult ballet classes are planned for six Mondays at
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problem areas, then try to release them back into the
water at night in a light-safe area.
Conti said research has shown that "metal cages
can actually inhibit hatchlings from finding their way
back to the sea."
She also noted that despite the reduced light along
A1A in the Boca Raton project, there have been no traf-
fic accidents related to the new lighting system so far
during the test period.
Scenic Highway Chairman Harry Brown said that
while the idea of embedded lights along Gulf Drive
shows promise, the committee needs cost data from the
DOT along with the demonstration results before it can
make any recommendation to the city commission.
Fox said costs should not stand in the way of any
lighting system because there is a tremendous amount
of grant money available for municipalities trying to
help an endangered species survive.
The committee also heard Bradenton Beach Police
Chief Sam Speciale discuss the road-safety issue when
water overflows past the sand dunes onto city streets.
After a major weather event, water comes over the
dunes and pools in the road, said Speciale. The biggest
problem area is from the Cortez Road at the Gulf Drive
intersection north to the "S" curve.
"Somewhere along there, water always breaks
through," Speciale said.
But with beach renourishment slated for this
spring, the city could get a reprieve for a year or two,
thanks to the expanded beach. Special said he under-
stood the renourishment would add about 125 feet of
beach. "This may lessen the problem" for a few years,
he said.
Committee member Dawn Ker said Manatee
County has indicated dunes would be established in
certain areas of the renourishment project, but county
ecosystems manager Charlie Hunsicker could not give
her specific locations.
In any event, said Ker, "there is a lot of grant
money out there for dune restoration. Let's look to the
future." She suggested finding an engineer who could
design a dune system to create a flow pattern or, if time
was short, get the beach renourishment contractor to
plant dunes in Bradenton Beach, then the city could get
an engineer.
She also thought that any dune restoration project
should involve all Island municipalities, not just
Bradenton Beach.
Ker said she would try to set up an on-site inspec-
tion with Hunsicker to tell the county where dunes
should be located.
The committee also discussed an artist's rendering
of an in-ground "Welcome to Bradenton Beach" sign
and accompanying flower garden and where to place
such a sign.
The end of Cortez Road just as motorists come off
the bridge would be ideal, said Brown, but this is pri-
vate property. The committee endorsed the project, and
Ker volunteered to be project manager. She will look
at various locations and determine if the owner of the
property at the end of Cortez Road would consent to
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Snook season starts Friday; trout, grouper thick


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Trout and sheepshead are dominating the backwa-
ter catches right now, thanks to the warmer water tem-
peratures. Offshore action continues to be excellent for
grouper and mangrove snapper.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide out of
Holmes Beach had the catch of the week: a huge 88-
pound amberjack. He's also getting into red grouper to -
20 pounds, a few smaller gag grouper, and lane and
mangrove snapper to 4 pounds.
Nice to see Matt back on the water following a run-
in with a shooter at Hurricane Hanks that resulted in a
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with a new one-fish-per-person-per-day bag limit.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said he's getting
trout to 22 inches in length, lots of sheepshead and
some redfish to 26 inches.
Capt. Jim Kronus on Fish-Bones said he's get-
ting mangrove snapper to 16 inches in length, trout to
21 inches and sheepshead to 4 pounds.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said
backwater fishers are reporting lots and lots of trout,
plus redfish and sheepshead. Offshore, grouper fishing
remains excellent in about 100 feet of water.
Capt. Curt Morrison and Capt. Ryan Hackney
on the Neva-Miss said their offshore charters are bring-
ing back red and gag grouper up to 20 pounds, man-
grove snapper to 5 pounds, bonita, triggerfish and lane
snapper.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business said he's
been catching lots of sheepshead and trout. The trout
action is best using artificial bait like Cotee jigs and
DOA shrimp, he added.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach said he's also finding sheepshead and
trout to be the best bets in the backwater.
Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
trout are all over the flats right now thanks to the
warmer weather and warmer water temperatures.
Sheepshead are still around the Anna Maria Bridge,
and there are a few redfish in the potholes in the
seagrass beds. Offshore fisher are bringing back keeper
grouper on almost every trip out.
; Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said redfish,
snook and sheepshead to 3 pounds were the best bet.
He said there isn't much pompano action right now, but
it should start soon, and snook are lurking under the
pier but don't seem to be hungry.
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Terra Ceia Bay.
On my boat Magic, we have been limiting out on
trout to 24 inches, plus lots of sheepshead to 5 pounds
and redfish up to 26 inches in length.
Good luck and good fishing.
Capt. Mike Heistand is a 20-yearfishing 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 identificationfor 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
appear in the paper.



bnna aora r oslanTices

Moon Date AM HIGH AM LOW PM HIGH PM LOW
Jan 30 7:09 -0.8 2:24 1.2 6:18 0.7
Jan31 12:44 2.1 7:48 -0.5 2:45 1.3 7:20 0.5
Feb 1 1:48 1.9 8:20 -0.3 3:11 1.4 8:28 0.4
Feb 2 2:52 1.6 8:52 0.1 3:40 1:6 9:41 0.2
Feb 3 4:05 1.2 9:21 0.4 4:12 1.8 11:01 0.0
LQ Feb4 5:39 0.9 9:41 0.6 4:48 1.9 -
Feb 5 - 12:30 -0.1 5:34 1.9 -
Feb 6 - 1:56 -0.3 6:27 2.0 -
Cortez High Tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later


Bill O'Connor, General
Manager and Islander, wants
to welcome you to Golf Etc.
for all your golfing needs.
Custom Built Clubs
Pro-line Clubs & Accessories
Club Repair
Unique Golf Gifts
* Computerized Swing Analysis
739-8474
3442 53rd Ave. West Bradenton
Open 7 Days a Week!
(from the Island take at Pt. on 75th Into
the new Wlnn Dixie Plaza)
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-Horseshoe

winners
Winners in the Jan. 26 horseshoe games
were Chris McNamara of Bradenton and Al
Norman of Holmes Beach. Runners-up
were John Crawford and Roger Kipp, both
of Bradenton.
Winners in the Jan. 23 games were Rod
Bussey of Anna Maria and Art Kingstad of
Holmes Beach. Runners-up were Ron
Pepka of Bradenton and Bill Starrett of
Anna Maria.
The weekly contests get under way ev-
ery Wednesday and Saturday at 9 a.m. at
Anna Maria City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf
Drive.
There are no membership fees and ev-
eryone is welcome.




FISH TALES WELCOME
We'd love to hear your fish stories, and pictures
are welcome at The Islander. Just give us a call
at 778-7978 or stop by our office in the
Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach.



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STAGE 28i F JAN. 30, 2002 i THE ISLANDER

Fire district honors longtime volunteer


The West Manatee Fire & Rescue District honored
longtime volunteer John Ingold in a special ceremony
at its regular meeting in Holmes Beach Jan. 17. Ingold
had been a volunteer for the past 11 years.
In other matters, Chief Andy Price discussed the cost
of a state-of-the-art station alerting system. The costs
range from $7,000 to $38,000. Price thought each of the
three stations in the district could use a system costing
$12,000 to $15,000 each. A similar system is utilized in
Orlando and Price said he would inspect this personally
before making any recommendation to the board.


The board voted to dispose of some surplus bun-
ker gear by donating it to the local fire academy.
The issue of retirement was also discussed by the
board. Two firemen who were hired prior to the initia-
tion of the district retirement plan in 1993 need about
18 months of payment into their plans in order to retire.
The board said it would cover half the cost for
those 18 months, but needed to know what those costs
would be.
Price said his estimate of the total costs was $9,000
and $8,000 per fireman, while the state retirement plan
was giving him figures of $19,000 and $17,000. If the
first figures are used, it would cost the board only
$8,500 for the men's retirement. If the latter figures
were correct, it would cost the board $18,000.
While the board approved in principle the payment,
Chairman Larry Tyler said it needed the exact amounts to
pay into each plan before voting.
Price said he was negotiating with the state and
would provide exact figures at the next meeting.
Price also said the collection of tax money for the
district was going well, with $2.4 million already re-
ceived from the county tax collector and $800,000
more on the way. "We should get a good portion of that
from the tax collector soon," he said.
There was also a discussion of federal grant money
available for local fire districts. The U.S. government now
has $360 million in grant money, said Price. The board
and Price agreed to start applying for a grant.


Golden volunteer
Longtime West Manatee Fire & Rescue District
volunteer John Ingold, right, received two awards
and congratulations for his outstanding service at
the district meeting Jan. 17. Presenting the awards
was WMFR Chief Andy Price. Ingold retired after 11
years as a volunteer. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin


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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.
6 to 7:30 p.m. Parent Support Group at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria
City. Information: 778-1908.
7p.m. Family storytime at the Island Branch Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 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. 31
9 to 11 a.m. Peli-Boat educational tours at the Pelican
Man's Bird Sanctuary, 1708 Ken Thompson Parkway,
Sarasota. Information: 388-4444.
Noon to 2:30 p.m. -Peli-Boat educational lunch tours at the
Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary, 1708 Ken Thompson Park-
way, Sarasota. Information: 388-4444.
6:00 p.m. Islander Newspaper Candidate Forum at Anna
Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria City. Informa-
tion: 778-7978.
7p.m. Bingo at the Annie Silver Community Center, 23rd
Street and Avenue C, Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-
1915. Fee applies.
8p.m. Island Players present "37 Postcards" at the Island
Players theater, Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue, Anna Maria
City. Box Office: 778-5755.

Friday, Feb. 1
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Color Splash Exhibit opens at Island
Gallery West, 5568 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
778-6648.
11 to sundown Moccasin Wallow Bluegrass Festival at the
Midway Flea Market, 10816 U.S.Highway 41 near Palmetto.
Information: 729-6516. Fee applies.
4 to 6 p.m. Opening reception for island artist Barbara
Harrison at the Women's Resource Center, 340 S. Tuttle
Ave., Sarasota. Information: 387-8589.
5 to 7p.m. First Friday opening reception for watercolor-
ists Eleanor Smith and Jean Ann Tourt at the Artists Guild
of Anna Maria Island, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 778-6694.
5 to 8 p.m. Opening reception for recent work by Charles
Townsend at Phoenix Frame Gallery, 5416 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Opening reception for the Digital Fine
Artists Association Exhibit at the Anna Maria Island Art
League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information:
778-2099.
8p.m. Island Players present "37 Postcards" at the Island



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City. Box Office: 778-5755.
Saturday, Feb. 2
8 to 11 a.m. Park work day at Palma Sola Botanical Park,
9800 17th Ave. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 761-2866.
8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Woman's Club of Pebble Springs Con-
dominium Trash and Treasure Sale at the clubhouse, 59th
Street West and Manatee Avenue, Bradenton. Information:
794-5912.
9 to 11 a.m. -JASON Project: Frozen Worlds at Mote Ma-
rine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota.
Pre-registration: 388-4441. Fee applies.
10 a.m. to noon Art demonstrations by image emulsion-
transfer artist John Bonser and Indian beadwork artist Irene
Murphy at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 778-6648.
10 a.m. -"Get to Know Your Local Government: Security
Systems" with Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay Romine and
Holmes Beach Code Enforcement Board Chairman Chuck
Stealey at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 778-4012.
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Emerson Point Park Bike or Hike with
the Sierra Club. Directions and biking information: 747-9427.
Directions and hiking information: 746-6563. Fee applies.
10:30 a.m. -Wild Bird Training Class at the Pelican Man's
Bird Sanctuary, 1708 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota.
Information: 388-4444.
11 to sundown Moccasin Wallow Bluegrass Festival at the
Midway Flea Market, 10816 U.S.Highway 41 near Palmetto.
Information: 729-6516. Fee applies.
Noon to 2:30p.m. Peli-Boat educational lunch tours at the
Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary, 1708 Ken Thompson Park-
way, Sarasota. Information: 388-4444.
1 to 3p.m. Pelican Man's 75th birthday celebration at the
Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary, 1708 Ken Thompson Park-
way, Sarasota. Information: 388-4444.
7p.m. Magic of Manatee Sweet Adelines Chorus at the
Neel Auditorium on the Manatee Community College cam-
pus, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 794-0218.
Fee applies.
8p.m. Island Players present "37 Postcards" at the Island
Players theater, Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue, Anna Maria
City. Box Office: 778-5755.

Sunday, Feb. 3
11 to sundown Moccasin Wallow Bluegrass Festival at the
Midway Flea Market, 10816 U.S.Highway 41 near Palmetto.
Information: 729-6516. Fee applies.
2p.m. Island Players final performance of "37 Postcards"
at the Island Players theater, Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue,
Anna Maria City. Box Office: 778-5755.

Monday, Feb. 4
9:30 a.m. to 12:30p.m. Custom stained-glass class at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria City. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
10 a.m. Adult ballet classes at the Sinclair Dance Acad-
emy, 7451 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 779-


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10:15 a.m. Fiction-writing workshop with Alice Whipple at
the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: Gulf Coast Writers, 761-9036.
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.
6 p.m. Artist Guild of Anna Maria Island meeting with
guest speaker Karen Ellsworth, docent from the John and
Mable Ringling Museum, at Church of the Annunciation,
4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-7923.
7p.m. -Tiger Sharks and other inhabitants of Shark Bay,
Australia presentation at Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken
Thompson Parkway, Sarasota. Information: 388-4441. Fee
applies.

Tuesday, Feb. 5
9:30 to 11 a.m. Custom stained-glass class at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria City. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
3p.m. Old-fashioned sing-a-long with Ed and Barb Kutta
at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 778-6341.
7 to 9 p.m. Boating Skills and Seamanship Class begins
at Manatee Technical Institute, 5603 34th St. W., Room 62,
Bradenton. Information: 795-6189 or 778-2495. Fee applies.

Wednesday, Feb. 6
11 a.m. to noon Demonstration by watercolorist Eleanor
Smith at the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island, 5414 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6694.
Noon Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island luncheon with
speaker Mary Beth Campbell, Nutrition Service Manager
from Blake Hospital, at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City. Information:
778-7865.
6 to 9 p.m. Giant squid and other cephalopods presenta-
tion at Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Park-
way, Sarasota. Pre-registration: 388-4441. Fee applies.

Coming up:
* A presentation by Dee Fergeson at the Church of the An-
nunciation Feb. 7.
* Recording artist Kate Carpenter at Roser Memorial Com-
munity Church Feb. 8.
* Boat-smart safety course with the Anna Maria Island Power
Squadron Feb. 9.
* Valentine Pops at the Manatee Civic and Convention Cen-
ter Feb. 9.
* "Viva Verdi" concert at the Island Baptist Church Feb. 10.
* Literary critic Dr. John Mellon at the Island Branch Library
Feb. 12.



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Real estate


Island property sales
116 White Ave., Holmes Beach, a 2,016 sfla 3bed/
2bath home with garage apartment built in 1953 on a
95x131 lot, was sold 4/10/01, Badia to Conner, for
$499,000; list $545,000.
214 Coconut, Anna Maria, a 1,680 sfla 4bed/2bath
duplex built in 1964 on a 78x100 lot, was sold 8/30/01,
Ryskamp to Skoloda, for $372,500; list $390,000.
3007 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, Anchor Inn and Mr.
Bones Restaurant, a 4,137 sfla mixed-use building built
in 1972 on a 200x100 lot (4 lots, some empty), was sold
12/10/01, Stepp to Tingler, for $950,000.
4200 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 108 Gulfsands, a
1,008 sfla Gulffront condo built in 1979, was sold 12/
12/01, McConnell to Clover Industrial LLC, for
$415,000.
535 67th St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront 1,532 sfla
2bed/2bath/2car home built in 1973 on a 94x114 lot,
was sold 12/11/01, Turner to Chappelow, for $430,000.
122 Hammock, Anna Maria, a canalfront 1,971
sfla 3bed/2bath/lcar/pool home built in 1967 on a
110x120 lot, was sold 12/20/01, Gay to Russell, for
$400,000; list $405,000.
1955 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, a 2,876 sfla
6bed/4bath duplex built in 1988 on a 50x100 lot, was
sold 12/17/01, Deluca to White, for $430,000; list
$495,000.
3705 East Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 217 Sunbow
Bow, a 1,146 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1980, was
sold 12/17/01, Thomas to Collier, for $149,000.




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Longboat real estate star
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Annette Rogers has added another laurel to
her real estate crown with the largest sale in
Lakewood Ranch during 2001.
This comes on top of her award as the top-
producing agent during the previous year with
the South Longboat Key office of Michael
Saunders & Co.
Her record $1.2 million-plus sale in Lake-
wood Ranch was her first in that development.
She is a member of the Michael Saunders
Founder's Circle with 2001 sales exceeding $52
million. She lives on Longboat.
Some 600 homes were sold in Lakewood
last year, Saunders said, bringing the total resi-
dences in the five villages to more than 2,800.


4200 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 208 Gulf Sands, a
1,008 sfla 2bed/2bath Gulffront condo built in 1979,
was sold 12/21/01, Lauridsen to South Valley Drive
LLC, for $434,000.
5300 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 609 Martinique
North, a 1,057 sfla 2bed/2bath Gulffront condo built in
1971, was sold 12/18/01, Nicosia to Montgomery, for
$399,500; list $425,000.
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built in 1978, was sold 12/18/01, Galvin to Comer, for
$311,500.
2700 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 204 Ocean Park
Terrace, a Gulffront 2bed/3bath 1,350 sfla condo built
in 1982, was sold 12/27/01, Petcoff to O'Connor, for
$529,000.
604 Baronet, Holmes Beach, a canalfront 1,220
sfla 2bed/2bath/lcar/lcp home built in 1963 on a
100x115 lot, was sold 12/26/01, Brumfield to Miller,
for $318,000.
765 North Shore Dr., Anna Maria, a Gulffront
2,119 sfla home built in 1948 and remodeled in the
1980s on a 50x100+ lot, was sold 12/26/01, Smith to
Martin, for $950,000.
1000 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, 2 Beach
House Resort, a 480 sfla lbed/lbath condo built in
1983, was sold 1/8/02, Johnson to Davis, for $100,000.
1610 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, a Gulffront
1,280 sfla home built in 1935 on a 75x185 lot, was sold
1/8/02, German to AMI Bayshore Dev LLC, for $1
million.
Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate
broker, 778-1222, exclusively for The Islander. Copy-
right 2002.


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3224 East Bay Dr., Holmes Beach
778-0700 1-800-749-6665 www.wedebrock.com


Elegant Island Properties


KEY WEST-STYLE triplex on
Anna Maria Island offers abundant
space for addition or garage. Walk
to Gulf of Mexico, shops and
restaurants. Offered at $399,900.


POSSIBILITIES ABOUND in
this spacious 3BR pool home on
Anna Maria Island. 200 ft. on
canal with no bridges to bay.
Offered at $525,000.


Karin Stephan
REALTOR
GDm
Chairman s Circle
440 Gulf of Mexico Drive,
Longboal Key, Florida 34228
941.383.7591
Fax 941.383.5860
941.388.1267
KarinStephan@michaelsaunders.com


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LAWN TRACTOR: CRAFTSMAN 14-HP, six-speed,
42-inch deck. Asking $550. Call Mark, 587-2213.

HOT TUB FOR sale. $300 or best offer. Call any
time, 778-7912. COMPUTER HP 166-MH Pentium
processor, 64 MB, 56K modem, HP Office Jet
printer/copier/fax, brand new 15-inch screen. 704-
8873.

VISIT OUR NEW sale room at Niki's Island Trea-
sures, 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. All gifts, jew-
elry, antiques, collectibles, art, 50- to 90-percent off.
Next to Time Saver.

NEW EZ-ROLL REGAL Trailmate adult trike. 3-
speed, mag-wheels, tractor seat, adjustable frame.
Many extras, $450. Call 779-2143.

GOLF CLUBS: Irons Ping Eye II, graphite shafts, 3-
SW, great shape, win grips. $400. 778-7197.

ANTIQUE carved glass side-by-side secretary with
mirror and curved leaded glass. Carved oak 69-inch
side board/buffet, 755-2225.

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


HUGE PARKING LOT sale Saturday, Feb. 2, 8am
-?. Cleaning out storage located in back of Islander
Market, 9807 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.

ANNUAL BAZAAR Terra Ceia Manor, Saturday, Feb.
2, 8am-1pm. Crafts, white elephant, jewelry, clothing,
bake sale. Lunch will be served. The park is located
at 5619 Bayshore Rd., Palmetto, off U.S. 41 North.



One of the biggest names
in mortgages is right in
your own backyard.
W h en you choose Chase you
are guaranteed by a variety
of products offered by one of the
nation's top mortgage lenders.
Plus, the knowledge of loan
officers like Ron Hayes who
are familiar with and dedicated
to your local community.
So, whatever your mortgage RON HAYES
needs fixed rate, adjustable rate, jumbo, govern-
ment, call Ron locally for a free consultation at
(941) 761-9808 (24 hours) or (800) 559-8025.

CHASE |
Monhotton Mortgage Corporation


RUMMAGE SALE FRIDAY, Feb. 1, 9 am-1pm. Bar-
gains galore, brunch is served. St. Bernard Activity
Center, 43rd Street, Holmes Beach.

HUGE SALE: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Feb. 1 -3,
9am-5pm. Lots of antiques, collectibles, art work,
jewelry, girl's bike, Eastlake chair, lighted jewelry-
display case, lamps, designer clothes, much miscel-
laneous. 5351 Gulf Drive, Third Bay Dolphin Plaza,
Holmes Beach.

MULTI-FAMILY SALE: Friday, Saturday, Feb. 1- 2,
9am-3pm. Household items, clothes, jewelry, bikes,
collectibles and more. 207 Gladiolus St., Anna
Maria.

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


LOST DOG! Vicinity of 508 74th St., Holmes Beach.
Female Scottish Terrier. Call 778-3788.

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 neu-
tered, 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.







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




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BLUE-RIMBON HOME!
This immaculate, beautifully appointed 2BR/2BA home
is located within steps of a wonderful, wide walking
beach! Amenities include new carpeting and appliances,
ceramic tiled Florida room and entry foyer, domed ceil-
ing in kitchen, crown moulding and ceiling fans, storm
awnings on most windows, brand new central air and
heat and a private, sunny patio and fully fenced back
yard with plenty of room for a pool. The high and dry lot
is beautifully landscaped. Lovely neighborhood of at-
tractive homes. Priced at $339,900.












SHELL'S GUEST COTTAGE
This perfectly charming 2BR/2BA hideaway has been
completely renovated and is just like new! Amenities
include a new, white tin roof, new central air and heat,
windows, floors, ceilings, fans, cabinets and more.
Lovely easy care vinyl siding and oyster-shell landscap-
ing make maintenance a breeze! Other features include
French doors, breakfast bar, sundeck, fully fenced back
yard and cozy guest bedroom behind garage! Priced at
$342,500 turnkey furnished!
Visit our Web site at www.betsyhills.com


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.


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.

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

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

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

WANTED: BOAT SLIP for 16-foot sailboat for Janu-
ary, February, March, 2003. 778-4127.

200-HP MERCURY outboard motor for parts. All but
lower unit runs. $300. 778-7197.

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


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REALTORS


EXCLUSIVE EMERALD HARBOR 3BR/2BA
home on Longboat's widest canal. Mexican tile
throughout, caged pool,, dock, davits, plus an of-
fice/hobby room. Deeded beach access close by.
$699,000. Dial the Duncans at 778-1589.




,:77.


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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k- f 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 Centrally located 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 fumished 3BR/2.5BA
townhouse with two-car garage, three private decks, pool and Jacuzzi.
Directly across from the beach. Wooden boardwalk for views of the
bay. Available for 2002 season.
Actively seeking distinctive rental properties.
Tracy Bernard or Cristin Curl Property Managers.
941 778-6665 or 800 749-6665
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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.

DRIVERS TROLLEY operators needed! Beach trol-
ley 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 experience for
commercial carrier and safe operation of vehicles.
Salary: $20,363/annual, plus benefits. APPLY: Mana-
tee 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

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.



HOUSE FOR SALE


678 Key Royale Drive
3B12/2BA, great room, laundry room and two-car garage.
Recently remodeled, new roof, new windows, new A/C,
new carpet and tile throughout. Newly painted inside.
Newly stuccoed and painted exterior. $455,000.
Please call 778-6805 for appointment.:


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, 941-779-9464
VISIT US AT
WWW.ABOUTTHEVILLAGES.CO1OM
Planning & Design General Contractor
AA0002335 CGC0120Ik
AA0002335 CGCO 12070


DRIVERS: ISLAND TRANSPORTATION Inc. Fun job,
good money. Serious work ethic required. 779-2520.

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



CNA, COMPANIONS, HHA, homemakers, sitters.
Need immediate help, part time and full time.
Hanson Services Inc. Home assisted living provid-
ers, call (877) 634-6617, as soon as possible.

HEALTH AIDE needed two hours in AM for bathing,
one hour PM, bedtime. $10/hour, after April 1. 778-
7893.


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.


DIAL DARCIE DUNCAN!
Your Real Estate Specialist
941-779-0304* 1 86-779-0304
www.teamduncan.com



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ANNA MARIA ISLAND Sailboat water.
Sail your boat to your own private Island re-
treat and write a best seller! This historic
home tastefully blends its charm with
modern conveniences. $595,000. Call Becky
Smith or Elfi Starrett, 778-0700.
3224 East Bay Dr., Holmes Beach
778-0700 1-800-749-6665 www.wedebrockcom


MAKE YOUR MOVE

WITH MARILYN!


SPACIOUS CANALFRONT HOME
2BR/2BA, two-car garage, heated pool and
spa, updated kitchen, 12,000 lb. boat lift.
Many extras and upgrades. $499,000.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MANICURES, PEDICURES and Tammy Taylor Acryl-
ics. For appointment, please call Mardi, 704-5543.

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SALES
-,, I LAND AND
VACATION RENTALS
PROPERTIES, LLC
COME IN TODAY AND
MEET OUR FRIENDLY STAFF
3001 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
941.778.6849 1.800.778.9599
www.islandvacationproperties.com

HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX
S2 or 3BR/2BA AND 2BR/1BA
2 blocks to beach
New windows, sliders, decks
and vinyl siding
Excellent condition
$399,000
Call Deborah Thrasher
g, EA, or Burt Zupa
FM K941-360-7777
1. Gulfstream Realty or 778-7777














CHOICE GULF LOT
Why settle for less? A magnificent Gulf lot cleared
and ready for construction where you'll enjoy pan-
oramic views from all rooms in your new home.
Construct new with little more investment than re-
modeling old. Private beach with riparian rights and
reduced to an affordable price for direct Gulf loca-
tion! $849,500 and details available.

lk W\A M A
7 Since
1957
MARIE LIC REAL ESTATE
FRANKLIN REALTY BROKER
"We ARE the Island."
9805 Gull Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941)778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250


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

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

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, in-
sured. Professional experienced maids. Free esti-
mates, gift certificates available. Call now, 727-9337
(72-SWEEP).

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

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

PROPERTY CARETAKER. I will look after your resi-
dential, rental or commercial property in terms of
security, regular upkeep, light maintenance,
tidiness, etc. Dependable. References. Call 778-
7462.

WORK WANTED! Attention property owners,
middle-aged couple with 10-year old, looking for
property management job in lieu of compensated
rent. We have many references for work done lo-
cally on the Island. He does painting, plumbing,
electrical, yard, etc. She does cleaning, bookwork,
etc. We have lived here on the Island for 14 years,
can furnish personal and work references. If inter-
ested, please call 778-0994, leave message.



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GULF COAST R REAL ESTATE
(941) 795-3500
Licensed Real Estate Brokers offering full service
including multiple listing service (MLS).




Hannerle


fH Moore.
REALTORS
ONE OF THE KEY'S

NATURAL RESOURCES









KEY WEST-STYLE HOME IN ANNA MARIA
Anna N laria is the spectacular backdrop for this charming,
new K.ey \'West-style 4- bedroom home hat is nestled on a
canal just 1 1/2 blocks from a white sandy beach. Picture this
- warm summer breezes, lush Flonda fauna, a beautiful
yellow exterior with bright white trim. sofi island colored
interior paint. Biruni shurters, %arm hardwrxd Boors. soar-
ing ceilings, screened Florida room, a sumptuous master
suite, maple cabinetry and a boat dock with lift. Go to
www.hannerle.com for virtual tour. $875,000.
Call Hannerle Moore at:
Bus. (941) 383-6411 Res. (941) 778-1096
Mobile (941) 302-8537 800-910-8728
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, Inc.
201 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Suite 1, Longboat Key, FL 34228


ANYONE INTERESTED IN learning the basic strat-
egies of call option writing to increase income from
his/her portfolio? Call, 778-1946. I am a retired
health professional with a practical working knowl-
edge of stock options. Let me share my experience
with you to give your assets more earning power.


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
discount. Call 778-2581 or 713-0676.

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


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

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

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

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




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REAL ESTATE COMPANY
t. SHOREWALK CONDO
Beautiful 2BR/2BA, community pool, ten-
nis, clubhouse. Close to shopping, dining
Robert St. Jean and the beach. Robert St. Jean, 778-0700.

3224 East Bay Dr., Holmes Beach
778-0700 1-800-749-6665 www.wedebrock.com


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 tile sup-
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.


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REAL ESTATE
OF ANNA MARIA
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Let me help you with .' 'i
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jeff thayer 778-0455
ales Specialist 30-2810 Mobile
Sales Specialist 9906 Gulf Drive jeff @ greenreal.corn


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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
andy's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
Serie We Monitor Irrigation Systems
ce INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
778-1345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
1 1Established in 1983 j

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@@ 'U@ B(0@K CRC 035261 EXPERIENCED
B@@NM@VRU@T@ JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION
CONSTRUCTION Remodeling Contractors
CONSTRUCTION
CONSTRUCTION In-house plan designs
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Residential Commercial
Check our references:
"Quality work at a reasonable price."
Licensed/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
i~- Fred 752-7758 Cellular 545-6141 '4

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

1 (941) 778-6066


,CLEAN WINDOWS
Wouldn't that be nice! Well make your glass gleam!
(941) 725-0399
J8e, Local, licensed, insured!
Chris' Window Cleaning
















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A General Contracting Company

Remodels Decks Driveways
Additions Replacement Windows
941-779-0551 Based in Holmes Beach


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ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodeling,
repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths. Free
estimates. Lic#CGCO61519, #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.

HANDY ANTHONY. Jack of most trades. Home re-
furbishing and detailing, 778-6000.

MASTER PAPERHANGER 25 years. Local refer-
ences and photos. Former installer for Laura Ashley
Interiors in New York and Boston. Also, wallpaper
removal and painting. Call Ray Parker, 713-9391, or
727-8903 evenings.



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

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.

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

PANORAMIC BAY-VIEW, ground-floor triplex, fully
furnished, new ceramic tile. 1BR and 2BR. Very nice,
quiet with beautiful view. Steps to Gulf. 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.


WANTED TO RENT: Large studio or 1BR 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.

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

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

STEPS TO BEACH annual 2BR/1BA, 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.

SEASONAL COTTAGE: 200 feet to beach. Spa-
cious 1BR, sleeps four. Near pier, restaurants. Pet
maybe. $500 week/$1,400 month. Available March-
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renovated, fully furnished. Very clean, private.
Week, month, season or long term. 778-4555.

SUNNY SHORES ANNUAL rental. 2BR/1BA, deck
off kitchen/dining area, living room. Furnished or not.
$500/month, plus utilities. Available March 1. 761-
1332.

3BR/2BA WATERFRONT HOME in Holmes Beach.
Fishing dock, boat slip, new floor, new kitchen. $1,600/
month, annual rental. Call 778-1760 or (614) 761-0516.

WANTED FOR JANUARY and February 2003. 2BR/
2BA unit. Near beach if possible. 778-8240.

HAVE THE FLORIDA West Coast white sand beach
at your door. Beautiful 2BR condo, unit 6, at Via
Roma, Bradenton Beach. Available Jan. 25-Feb. 1,
2003, (occupancy limit 6). Pool, hot tub, gas grills,
furnished with full kitchen and housekeeping.
$1,400/week. (931) 788-5166, or
Young8590@citlink.net

FURNISHED SEASONAL $1,800/month or annually
$900/month. 2BR/2BA turnkey. All amenities. El-
evated over carport. On lake. No pets. 952-1592.

HOLMES BEACH 1BR/1BA, duplex with covered
parking, only two and half blocks to beach. $650/
month. 779-2114.

WANTED: ANNUAL FURNISHED studio, efficiency
or 1BR, near Gulf. (207) 774-0068.

SEASONAL RENTALS AVAILABLE. Due to cancel-
lations we still have monthly rentals available for
February, March and April. All nice units from one
block to the beach to bayfront. $2,400 to $2,800.
Call Green Real Estate at 778-6986.

ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH, 2BR/1 BA, tiled through
out, Washer/dryer hook-up, double carport, large
storage room, steps to the Gulf and deck view. $875/
month, plus utilities. First, last, security. 778-3427.

APRIL 2002 Holmes Beach townhouse 2BR/3BA,
Gulf view, heated pool, covered parking. $1,600/
month. 792-8747 or 447-6763.

AVAILABLE NOW due to cancellation! February and
March, Westbay Cove condo, first floor, waterfront, 2BR/
2BA, newly furnished, heated pools, tennis, close to beach.
Old Florida Realty, 778-3377 or 778-3730 evenings.

FEBRUARY, MARCH, APRIL 2002. Sunbow Bay
condo, 2BR/2BA, sublet, one-month minimum. Fur-
nished, heated pool, no pets. Great location, reason-
able rent. Call 778-2657, leave message.

TIME SHARES two weeks in May. $2,000/week.
Smugglers Cove efficiency, 1501 Gulf Drive,
Bradenton Beach. Rental also possible. 747-0371.


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

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

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.

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

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.

WATERFRONT: Free information on waterfront
property in Manatee and Sarasota counties. Auto-
mated information, 888-651-9596. ID32098 or
www.manateewaterfront.com.

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

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.

BRADENTON BEACH ELEVATED duplex. 2BR/
1.5BA. Great location, one block to beach. Great
rental history. New air condition units. Owner will
hold second mortgage. Call 778-0998.

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 1-4pm. The best on the
bay, Perico Bay Club. Elegant 2BR/2BA condo, one-
car garage, many fine upgrades. $255,000 and fur-
niture package, $15,000. Exclusive listing by Marilyn
Trevethan, Realtor, Island Real Estate, 778-6066.

CANAL/POOL HOME: Very private setting looks out
at natural canal and mangroves. Seawall, dock. Dav-
its with water and electric. Only 250 feet to bay. 2BR/
2BA, greatroom plan with cathedral ceilings. Lots of
storage. Beautifully turnkey furnished. $379,000. See
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HOLMES BEACH CONDO: Spacious 2BR/2BA
condo in central Holmes Beach. Large bedrooms,
two screened porches, eat-in kitchen, pool in com-
plex. Short walk to beach. Priced to sell at
$189,000. "As is." Call Green Real Estate, 778-
0455.

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.

CANALFRONT LOT in Anna Maria. Prime location,
steps to Gulf beaches. Call Granny's Beach Vaca-
tion Inc. for more information, 778-2469, 778-0123,
or PatStaebler@aol.com.

OPEN HOUSE: Sunday, Feb. 2, 1-4pm. Anna Maria
pool home with deeded boat access. 2BR/2BA, loft,
plus work/play room, one-car garage, one-car car-
port, 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.


WATERFRONT 2BR/2BA on canal with dock and
bay view. Fireplace, garage, tropical enclosed pool.
Prime, secluded location, walk everywhere. 778-
6177.

BOATER'S DREAM, Flamingo Cay condo 2BR/
2BA, canalfront, boat dock, heated pool, tennis,
shed, lots of tile. $142,900. 792-8747 or 447-6763.

INTRACOASTAL VIEW to die for. One-year old,
3BR/2BA, 1,200-square-feet. Deck, carport,
$185,000. Appointment only, 778-7197.

FOR SALE 2BR/2BA, condo, West Bay Point &
Moorings. Fully furnished, first floor, on water. 778-
6746.

3-4BR/2BA HOLMES BEACH, 233 85th St. Every-
thing new, kitchen, roof, appliances, carpet, heat
and air-conditioned, baths, tile, deep-water slip
across street, $325,000. (847) 265-9411 or 778-
3598.

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kept in excellent conditon and features a beamed
ceiling in the living room and buil-lln furniture.
$650,000 Bob and Penny Hall, 749-5981. 78952


ONE-YEAR FREE BOAT SLIP or free mainte-
nance fees! Super home with two lanais, new
flooring and new paint. Dramatic master retreat.
Riverside community with awesome amenities.
$249,900. Wendy Gaudioso, 725-4663. 76204
PRIVATE SETTING ON THIS RARE four-acre
parcel. Palma Sola Bay and canal frontage of-
fering beautiful bay views. 4BR home with fire-
place, hardwood ceilings and skylight.
$895,000. Don Lewis, 746-3200. 76732.


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


SPOTLESS, UPDATED and well built! Great
guest quarters. Incredible space and storage.
Cedar closets, skylights, fenced yard, free-form,
large deep pool. $299,000. Ruth Lawler,
856-0396. 80448
GREAT FLOOR PLAN! 4BR home on large
wooded lot. Wonderful outdoor entertainment
area surrounds pool. Includes cert. for boat slip at
community boat basin. $249,900. Kathy Marcinko,
713-1100 or Sandy Drapala, 319-0454. 80289


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side. Excellent location, walk to beach or bay. designed, quality home. Immaculate 3BR/2BA
$289,000. Call Ed Oliveira, 778-4800 or 705- with loft and undercover parking for 5! Great lot,
4800. plus room for a pool. Call Denise Fleese at
504-52111.


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


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


EXPANSIVE BAYFRONT VIEWS of the out 2BR/2BA TOWNHOUSE end unit. Gulfview,
islands and Skyway Bridge from this stunning turnkey furnished, heated pool. $199,900. Call
3BR/2BA home. Boat dock with davits and huge Ed Oliveira, 778-4800 or 705-4800.
lot. $799,000. Call Jane Grossman at 778-4800
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2306 Canasta Drive ..... $1,095,000

201 North Harbor Drive.. $799,000

619 Ivanhoe Lane ........ $629,000

111 Gull Drive ........ NEW $575,000

722 Key Royale Drive ..... $569,000

632 Key Royale Drive ..NEW $559,000

621 Emerald Lane........... $550,000

608 Emerald Lane........... $525,000

621 Concord Lane .. NEW $499,000

ISLAND HOMES
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509 S. Bay Blvd.......... $679,000

1103 Gulf Dr. South ....NEW $535,000

Bradenton Beach Clubfrom $500,000

409 Spring Ave lot .... NEW $229,500

Beachwalk Townhomes New Project.... from $434,900

409 Bay Palms Drive....... $369,500

2903 Gulf Drive............. $369,000

4002 6th Ave. ............. $389,000

Sun Plaza West #106NEW $372,500

214 83rd Street......NEW-359,066i

5619 Gulf, Drive ............. $349,000

501 70th Street............. $304,000

2906 Gulf Drive ...... NEW $299,900

710 North Shore lot........ $299,000

2904 Gulf Drive lot ......... $199,900


DUPLEXES

204 65th St .................. $299,000

MAINLAND

2418 90th St. NW........ $3,495,000

Two waterfront acres NEW $1,500,000

908 Village Green Parkway ... NEW $107,000

COMMERCIAL
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upper air
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59 Quick mating ritual?
32 Refuse at sea
36 Subsist
67 "Intersection" star, 1994
38 Best-selling David
Guterson novel made
into a 1999 film



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75 Museo works
76 Limit
77 Falling (over)
79 Marine Band standard
86 Pants part
87 Sets apart
88 price
89 Indigo
91 Stormed
92 Saturn satellite
93 Stretch
95 Certain ware
97 Declaration starting a
demonstration
99 Nickname opposite of
Beanpole
104 Coll. hoops competition
105 Co. name ender
107 Prior to
108 Generation
109 "Still Crazy" star
110 Pasta_ (dish
mentioned in "That's
Amore")
113 Zero
116 By far
118 What an old yearbook
may elicit
123 Basic procedures,
informally
124 Law official
125 Not obligatorily
126 Prefix with -graphy
127 Some daisies
128 Altruistic
129 What makes a bloom
blossom?

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1 Vinegar vessels
2 "The Human Condition"
author Arendt
3 With hands on hips
4 Pay high honor to
5 Gives a spritz, perhaps


6 "Phooey!"
7 Many a scholarship
provider
8 Early whirlybird
9 Ile-_, Quebec
10 O.K., in a way
11 Campaign funding grp.
12 Airport info
13 Monopoly card info
14 Drink since 1905
15 Any of several Norse
royals
16 Plain
17 Slowing, in mus.
18 It may be sought in a rush
19 out!"
25 Susan's "All My Children"
role
27 Christmas carol opener
32 Look over
34 Capt.'s inferior
36 Market segment
37 Joint problems
38 Miller's output
40 "Interested?"
41 _-Altaic languages
42 Michelin product
43 Scandinavian goddess
of fate
45 Usher in
46 "The Dying Animal"
novelist
49 Stretch on the throne
51 Org. for makers of pins
52 They may be charged in
the water
53 Quotation book abbr.
55 Culture starter
57 Come to terms
60 1950 Medicine Nobelist
Philip Showalter
61 Make out
63 Debugging device?
64 The Jacksons once had
them
65 Drudge of the Internet


Kind of wolf
Californie, e.g.
Stockpile
Dandy
Angelina played her in
"Tomb Raider"
Work on getting down
6:50, say
Repulse
Homeowner's pymt.
Golfers' wear: Var.
Kind of network
Crabs
Curtis of cosmetics


Final authorities
Under states?
Mossback
Chick's tail?
_-majeste
Still in play
13 pontiffs
Dipsomaniacs
To converse
Sloppy
Wedded
Bien's opposite
Yearbook sect


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70 Greek earth goddess:
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71 Bid first
72 Acid neutralizer
73 Evidence that one's
taken?
74 Bygone blade
78 What a H.S. dropout
may get
79 Wore
80 It might be airtight
81 Admission of defeat


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