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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: February 6, 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 voters: don't forget to vote Feb. 12!


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Islander


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"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"


Volume 10, no. 13, Feb. 6, 2002 FREE


Anna Maria City eyes return of Bayfront Park


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Following up on a promise he made at a January city
commission meeting, outgoing Anna Maria Mayor Gary
Deffenbaugh and Supervisor of Public Works George
McKay have been quietly talking with county officials
about returning Bayfront Park to the city.
In addition, said McKay, he's held talks the past
few weeks with Manatee County-Parks and Recre-
ation Supervisor Cindi Turner regarding the condi-
tion of the parking lot at Bayfront and the pavilions.


Anna Maria Bridge

data analysis

continues; March

workshop planned
By Paul Roat
Transportation officials are scrambling to analyze
data on the Anna Maria Bridge in order to present find-
ings before Easter, while Island winter visitors are still
in town.
That was the report Ben Walker of the Florida
Department of Transportation gave to members of Save
Anna Maria last week.
The 45-year-old bridge has an estimated "life
span" of 50 years, he said. Beginning last August, in-
spection crews swarmed over the bridge, checking
electrical, mechanical and structural elements of the
span between Holmes Beach and Perico Island. The
analysis of the inspections is ongoing now, Walker
said, and should be completed before the end of
March.
Two public workshops to present findings and dis-
cuss a "state of the bridge" report will then be sched-
uled.
"We want to know if we can extend the life of the
bridge or if we should look at building a new structure,"
Walker said.
Walker did offer some preliminary, mostly visual,
findings of the bridge.
There are 280 pilings "piles" in bridge terminol-
ogy on the Anna Maria Bridge. The piles on the east
side of the bridge were observed to have more damage
than those on the west. Several of the pilings that had
been repaired in the past exhibited continued damage
in the form of cracks.
There were also cracks on the concrete deck of the
bridge itself, and damage to the bascule, or draw, of the
bridge.
The bridge also doesn't meet new safety rules,
Walker said, such as having a cage around a ladder
leading to the fender system or rails on the fenders
themselves.
However, Walker said the gears that raise and
lower the draw are in "good shape."
Results of ultrasound tests on the bridge deck to
determine structural integrity of the roadbed were not
provided, nor were any repair cost estimates. Those
data will be presented during the March workshops,
Walker said.
SAM President Joy Courtney requested informa-
tion on a midlevel replacement drawbridge, which
Walker said he would try to provide. He also agreed


(The Islander, Jan. 9, 2002)
The county has said it will re-grade the lot and put
in crushed shell, said McKay, but they have not yet
given a start date for the work.
"They are willing to come back and look at the
parking area," said McKay, who expects to meet with
county officials again within the next two weeks.
"The long-term problem is what are they going to do
with the water" that collects in the parking lot, he said.
McKay has also been concerned for some time
about the condition of the pavilions. Many of the pa-


vilion roofs need repair, several metal joints in the roof
structure are rusted out, and concrete floors and picnic
benches are in poor shape.
According to the county, work on repairing the
pavilions has begun and will continue on an "ongoing
basis," McKay said.
The county is also looking at getting some benches
that conform to the Americans with Disabilities Act
and some new playground equipment, he said.
PLEASE SEE BAYFRONT, NEXT PAGE


Folding it
up
Gracie and Oshy
Beard, age 14,
of Holmes
Beach, partici-
pated in the
origami class at
the Island
Branch Library.
The next class is
10:30 a.m.
Saturday, Feb.
9, at the library.
Islander Photo:
J.L. Robertson.


to provide SAM with the annual bridge inspection
reports dating back to 1990. DOT conducts bridge
inspections each year on bridges throughout the
state.
Last year's inspections were especially thor-
ough, according to John Cerrata, an engineer with
DOT's bridge consultant PBS&J. "They did a very,
very thorough analysis of the bridge," he said. "This
is well above what I usually see in a bridge analy-
.sis."
Walker said the March workshops will present
all the results of the analysis of the Anna Maria
Bridge, including costs to repair, widen lanes, ex-
pand sidewalks and make other safety improve-
ments.
"We are looking at a new structure as our last re-
sort," he added.
More information regarding the bridge is available
to computer users at www.annamariabridge.com.


IHappenings

Verdi by Island orchestra
Sunday at Baptist church
"Viva Verdi," expected to prove "one of our
most popular," will be presented in concert Sun-
day, Feb. 10, by the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Orchestra & Chorus.
It will be at 2 p.m. at Island Baptist Church,
8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria City. It is open to
the public free of charge, with a $10 donation
suggested.
For more information, see inside.

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PAGE 2 E FEB. 6, 2002 0 THE ISLANDER


Mays buying Captain's Marina in Holmes Beach


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Longtime Anna Maria residents Brenda and Milt
May are buying the Captain's Marina in Holmes
Beach, just across the canal from where the Tidemark
hotel/condominium project is slated for construction.
There will be a working arrangement with the Tide-
mark and guests once that property is operational, said
Brenda Boyd May.
The sale is expected to be finalized on Feb. 15 with
the terms and sale price disclosed then, she said. The
sellers are Marc and Lynn Modisett.
Boyd May said the purchase and arrangement with
Tidemark is a natural because "we have a special rela-
tionship" with Tidemark developer Nick Easterling,
who worked for the Boyd Corporation for many years,
she said.



Book sale nearly doubles

last year's record figure
The book sale at the Island Branch Library sur-
passed all expectations, Friends of the Library said,
raising $2,315 for improvements at the library.
That was nearly double last year's record
$1,200-plus, and other aspects of the sale were just
as impressive: More donations, more volunteers,
more buyers. Twenty-one volunteers unpacked,
sorted, priced and displayed donations, then re-
turned next day to help sell them.
A total of 510 patrons came into the library to
browse and buy, said the organization, and in the
four hours of the sale topped all previous figures
in all categories.



Bayfront Park may revert to city
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
And very quietly, McKay and Deffenbaugh have in-
quired about voiding the 1975 agreement that gave the city
land to the county to operate as a park "in perpetuity."
Turner said in early January the county is spend-
ing $38,000 for fiscal year 2001-02 in labor and main-
tenance on the park. McKay said that in his mind,
$50,000 would be a better figure for what the county
needs to do for routine maintenance.
"But that's with no capital improvements," he
added.
The county would have little problem returning the
park to the city, McKay indicated, it's just a question
of future funding for the city.


Milt May said its time to start thinking about retiring
and he's looking forward to "going fishing every day," or
hanging out with his fishing buddies. May, who is cur-
rently the hitting instructor for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays,
was a catcher in the major leagues for 15 years.
"I'm looking forward to the day I don't have to
travel from April to September and can stay home and
just go fishing if I want," said May, who starts spring
training in just a few weeks.
The Mays' son, Scott, who played Little League
baseball on the Island, will help manage the marina. He
is currently a coach in the Pittsburgh Pirates minor-
league organization.
The Mays plan on making some improvements to
the marina, but they'll keep the fishing charters, boat
slips and friendly atmosphere.
"We want to dress the marina up a bit, and I'd like


a front porch with rocking chairs for the day Milt and
I really retire," said Brenda, who grew up on Anna
Maria Island.
They will change the name to, what else, "Catch-
ers Marina."
"Both Milt and Scott were catchers and we're hop-
ing the charter boats and private fishing parties will
catch lots of fish," she said.
Marc Modisett said that the marina sale is only
"under contract" at this pont and nothing is finalized.
He would like to with holdfurther comment until after
the sale is completed.
The 40-unit Tidemark project is expected to start
construction sometime within the next few weeks, said
Easterling. He is expected to be involved in some de-
gree with ownership and operations at the marina, but
he could not be specific.


Special delivery
Former Holmes Beach Commissioner Billie Martini wasn't likely to stop by city hall, so Code Enforcement
Officer Walter Wunderlich special delivered a recognition plaque from Mayor Carol Whitmore for Martini's
contribution to the successful completion of the acquisition of Grassy Point Preserve. It was Martini's vision
that the property become a public preserve that started the acquisition process with the state. Islander Photo:
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THE ISLANDER 0 FEB. 6, 2002 M PAGE 3


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
The city of Holmes Beach is caught in a maze of
red tape as it tries to proceed with plans to provide
stormwater management improvements for Haverkos
Basin.
Last year in March, the city commission unani-
mously approved a cooperative funding agreement be-
tween the city and the Southwest Florida Water Man-
agement District to provide stormwater management
improvements on 49th and 52nd streets, west of Gulf
Drive.
According to Joe Duennes, superintendent of pub-
lic works, Haverkos is traditionally a flood-prone street
and the city chose to earmark it as the first in a series
of stormwater improvement projects because it is on the
Island's evacuation route.
An improvement plan was designed by the city's


Family folk music

event at Rder

Friday evening
"Mrs. kate" Carpenter, folk singer, song
writer and story teller from Callahan, Fla., will
present a "family friendly" program Friday, Feb.
7, at Roser Memorial Community Church.
"Mrs. Kate" has been singing and writing
songs for more than 30 years, has performed in
Nashville and been featured on public television,
and has recorded six albums..
The program, which is free and open to the
public, will begin at 7 p.m. at the church at 512
Pine Ave., Anna Maria City. Further information
may be obtained by phoning 778-0414.


engineering firm, Zollar, Najar and Shroyer, based on
the calculations and recommendations of Swiftmud's
1996 stormwater investigation report.
According to Duennes, the proposed improve-
ments won't eliminate flooding, but will decrease the
amount of flood water in the area.
Swiftmud, however, is not willing to approve the
proposal until ZNS provides independent calculations
to back up its plan. ZNS, on the other hand, based its
recommendations on Swiftmud's 1996 proposal and,
according to Duennes, it would be costly for the com-
pany to conduct the same research done by Swiftmud
in 1996.
Swiftmud made the special report following com-
plaints asking for solutions to drainage problems.
Duennes said he believes Swiftmud is hesitant to
proceed with the Haverkos project because there has
been backlash in other communities where similar
projects have taken place when residents see only a
four-inch reduction in standing water.
The improvements proposed in March included
installing two reinforced concrete pipes on each side
of the road and inverting the road crown 750 feet on
49th Street and 1,100 feet on 52nd Street.
The total cost of the project is estimated to be
$175,000. Swiftmud will reimburse the city up to 50
percent of the cost, $87,500, and Holmes Beach will be
required to contribute the same amount of money.
However, Duennes recently told the commission
that Swiftmud's attitude is that "no fix is a financially
sensible fix or a sure fix."
Duennes plans to continue meeting with represen-
tatives from Swiftmud and ZNS in order to find a so-
lution to the current standoff.
In other news, the city has advertised a "request for
qualifications" in order to hire an environmental con-
sulting firm. Several pubic works projects, such as
maintenance dredging, require the services of an envi-
ronmental expert in order to obtain permitting from the


Homes Beach hits snag on


Haverkos Court basin project


Meetings

Anna Maria City
Feb. 6, 6:30 p.m., Environmental Education and En-
hancement Committee meeting.
Feb. 7, 2 p.m., administrative procedures committee
meeting.
Feb. 13, 6 j.m., Sunshine Law procedures for city of-
ficials.
Feb. 14, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
Feb. 7, 7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda:
"Manatees on parade" presentation, resolution to set
street vacation at 2303 Avenue C, audit discussion,
budget amendment request, investment policy discus-
sion, tour of homes banner request, Longboat Key
Center for the Arts banner request, boating grant, com-
mission reports and public comment.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
Feb. 6, 7 p.m., parks and beautification committee
meeting.
Feb. 8, 8 a.m., charter review ad-hoc committee meet-
ing.
Feb. 12, 7 p.m., city commission meeting with work
session to follow.
Feb. 14, 1 p.m., planning commission meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Of Interest
Feb. 12, 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Anna Maria City election, Anna
Maria City Hall.

Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
Public works will hold off on installing trolley
benches until the bike path has been completed. The
bike path project is currently out to bid.


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Anna Maria candidates speak at Islander forum


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
In their final face-to-face debate heading into Anna
Maria's election for mayor on Feb. 12, candidates Tom
Skoloda and SueLynn met at The Islander candidate
forum on Jan. 31, and took care to point out their dif-
ferences on the issues and their views of how to run'the
city.

City commission chairman
One issue the two disagreed over was interpreta-
tion of the city charter by the previous city commission
that allowed the vice mayor (Skoloda) to chair commis-
sion meetings.
SueLynn said she does not agree with this charter
interpretation. The current charter says the mayor
should run commission meetings, she said, and at her
first meeting as mayor, she would ask the commission
to support that-view.
Skoloda said that at his first commission meeting
as mayor, he would appoint a vice mayor, with com-
mission approval, to chair the meetings. He said the
decision to allow the vice mayor to chair the meetings
was a majority decision of the last city commission and
came after much discussion and legal opinion.

Drainage projects
Skoloda said the city commission voted more than
a year ago for a city drainage project. Not one approved
project has been implemented, he said. He said when
he asked about the drainage project "I was labeled a
troublemaker." He said that as mayor he would "imple-
ment what is already voted on."
SueLynn, said she would first like to see the
engineer's report on how to implement the drainage
project. Once received, she would "involve the public
more than in the past" in the final decision.

Right of way encroachment
SueLynn said the only fair way to treat offending
property owners is for a notice to be issued giving the
offender 60 to 90 days to clear the area. After that date,
the city will come in and clear the right of way and bill
the landowner: She said it is "not right to do selective
enforcement."
Skoloda disagreed somewhat. Each case should be
judged by the commission on an individual basis, he
said. In some places, 100-year-old trees that don't
bother anyone or anything are in the right of way. It
would not be right to eliminate all these trees, he said

Perico Island/Arvida
Here was one issue both candidates agreed that they
are solidly against: high rises on Perico Island. Skoloda
said Anna Maria needs more clout with the county and
City of Bradenton, while SueLynn said the three Island
cities should band together in fighting this issue.
Skoloda said Perico Island is a wake-up call for Anna
Maria, that major development is surrounding the city.

County charter
Skoloda said the idea of a county charter to man-
age growth following the Perico Island fiasco was the
"worst solution to a bad idea." There is nothing posi-
tive for Anna Maria in a county charter and as mayor,
he would oppose the measure.
SueLynn agreed, and as Anna Maria's mayor, she
would fight the charter issue.

Consolidation
SueLynn said the idea of consolidating the Island
cities is long past. That doesn't mean, however, that Is-
land cities can't work together on common issues and
look for some cost savings in such areas as healthcare,
TurtleWatch and garbage collection.
Skoloda said consolidation has "no benefit" for
Anna Maria and the city is "too unique."
"I like the smallness of our town," he said.

Cell towers
Skoloda said the city is already addressing this is-
sue as the commission has advised the mayor to get
information on companies that can write cell tower
studies and ordinances. "As mayor, I would implement
this resolution," he said.
SueLynn said her hope is that "we don't have a cell


Candidates mingle
Approximately 100 people gathered at Anna Maria City Hall Jan. 31 to meet candidates Tom Skoloda and
SueLynn and hear their views on the issues confronting the city heading to the Feb. 12 election. Islander


Photo: Rick Catlin

tower like the one in Holmes Beach," and vowed to
seek alternatives.

Beach renourishment
Both candidates said that they would vote for fu-
ture beach renourishment, if necessary.
Skoloda said it was a difficult issue because he
voted for beach renourishment although he had objec-
tions from a number of voters. Beach renourishment "is
not going to solve our problems, but we need to pro-
tect our city," he said.
SueLynn agreed, saying she would vote for beach
renourishment in the future. She recognizes, however,
that beach renourishment is "only a stopgap measure."

City hall operations, personnel
SueLynn said that if elected mayor, she would be
at city hall on a daily basis. However, she added, "we
have a highly professional staff" and they don't need
to be "micro-managed." She would be available for
staff support, set appointments to talk with the public,
answer questions and essentially "be proactive."
Skoloda said here's an issue "we disagree on."
He would support and keep the present staff, but he
would not be at city hall on a regular, daily basis. To
make the position of mayor into a full-time job "invites
crisis" and "micro-management," he said.

Charter review
SueLynn said the charter needs to be clear on who
runs the commission meetings.
Skoloda said that while the charter does need some
updating and interpretation, the posts of mayor and vice
mayor and their duties are clear.
He said the form of government under the current
charter is that of a strong commission-weak mayor, and
he favors keeping that system.
SueLynn also favored the current form of city gov-
ernment, but said that shouldn't mean the mayor does
not chair the meetings. People look to the mayor for
leadership, she said.

Taken tape
Skoloda said the issue of the tape taken from city
hall in September was a "non-incident" except for the
way it was presented in the press.
The only reason the investigation was completed
and returned to the city was for the city to recommend
better access to public records.

Drainage project
SueLynn was asked if she had gotten special


treatment three years ago during the drainage project
on the street where she lives. She said there is a
drainage pipe rather than a swale on this property be-
cause the project engineer at that time made this
decision. There was no special.treatment for her, she
said.

Trolleys and manatees
"It's over with," said SueLynn. Time to put that
issue behind us and move on. "Now that the decision
is made, let's support the trolley."
Skoloda, however, said he thought the issue was
going to come up again, but provided no specifics. He
said Commissioner Linda Cramer, who was trying to
offer a compromise solution for the trolley signs, had
gained a great deal of his respect.

Parking
Here's an issue that must be dealt with very soon,
said SueLynn. As the county continues to grow, more
and more people with cars are coming to the beach
looking for parking. "I don't have a solution, but I've
heard lots of suggestions," she said.
Skoloda said there was no "magical solution" and
the parking problem has been around since the 1970s.
He is concerned because the city is a tremendous re-
source for the county, but Anna Maria is basically a
residential community. Parking is becoming difficult
for city residents.

Beautification
Skoloda said that he pushed for the formation of
the Environmental Education and Enhancement Com-
mittee in Anna Maria. That committee is addressing a
number of issues such as signage, memorial benches,
native and imported trees, etc.
SueLynn said she doesn't want the city to lose
its charm and end up looking like Longboat Key. "I
like our charm and blend of the old and new." She
is absolutely not in favor of raising taxes for beau-
tification.
With just days remaining before the Feb. 12 elec-
tion, both candidates will continue canvassing the city
to speak with Anna Maria's 1,523 registered voters and
holding public meetings and discussions.
Polling will be at the Anna Maria City Hall, 10005
Gulf Drive from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
City commission candidates John Quam and
Chuck Webb were the only two who qualified for the
two vacant seats and will be elected by acclamation,
according to the supervisor of elections office. The new
mayor and commissioners will be officially sworn in
at the city commission meeting of Feb. 14.





THE ISLANDER M FEB. 6, 2002 U PAGE 5


S12month cell tower moratorium recommended


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria's Planning & Zoning Board at its Jan.
28 meeting failed tb approve an ordinance calling for
a moratorium on cell tower construction until July 31,
despite a public outcry against a proposed cell tower
at the Roser Memorial Community Church last fall.
But opponents of cell towers in Anna Maria need
not worry. The board instead took a tougher stance,
approving a one-year moratorium from the date of the
ordinance or completion of a comprehensive study of
the city's current wireless communications ordinance,
"whichever comes first."
Board member Charles Caniff got a few laughs
when he said he wouldn't mind if the motion read
"whichever came last."
City Attorney Jim Dye, however, advised the board
that this moratorium only addresses cell towers 35 feet tall
and higher. A company wishing to build a tower lower
than that height could still apply for a permit.
The ordinance now heads back to the city commis-
sion for a reading at its Feb. 14 meeting.
In a separate matter, the board spent considerable


Country music video filmed

at Cedar Cove Resort
Cedar Cove Resort at 2710 Gulf Drive in
Holmes Beach can now lay claim to being more
than one of the top Caribbean-style resorts on Anna
Maria Island.
The resort was recently featured as the back-
drop for country music star Tracy Bryd's latest
video, "Just Let Me Be in Love." The song is cur-
rently No. 25 on the country music charts and is on
Byrd's "Ten Rounds" album.
Filming took place in December after Byrd and
his producer, Steve Lamar, stayed at the resort and
fell in love with the Caribbean-style, relaxed and
laid-back atmosphere and the decor of the resort,
said Cedar Cove owner Eric Cairns.
An added bonus was that wife Adrienne was
asked to be in the video by Lamar, a memory she
will certainly cherish for a long time, said Eric. The
video was also shot at several other Island locations


time discussing a request to modify a previously ap-
proved variance and vacate a 15-foot-wide right of way
for emergency vehicles at 812 N. Bay Blvd.
Attorney Diane Hall represented the applicants,
Drago and Christine Horvat, and the previous property
owners, Arnold and Kathleen Colon.
In 1995, the Colons received a variance from the
city so they could construct a single-family residence
on the parcel created by the right of way.
Hall said the variance was conditional on the instal-
lation of a sprinkler system in the new house, or the
establishment of the 15-foot right of way for emer-
gency vehicles. Now that the Colons have installed a
sprinkler system and it has been inspected and ap-
proved by Deputy Fire Marshal Kurt Lathrop, there
was no longer a need for the "road."
Not so fast, said board member Charles Caniff.
"There was no option in the city's variance," said
Caniff. It was only a fire department suggestion that
once the house had a sprinkler system installed, the
need for the variance no longer existed.
The variance says "in perpetuity," said Caniff.
Homeowner Arnold Colon explained the reasoning


and on Egmont Key, he said.
Cairns and the Cedar Cove staff said they
wished Byrd a lot of success with the video and al-
bum so he can come back again for another video
and opportunity to enjoy the resort.
The video is expected to air sometime this
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behind the original variance and the option for a sprin-
kler system, but Caniff said the option is not stated in
the variance.
While the intent might be "clear" to some, Caniff
said it should have been written into the original vari-
ance when it was granted.
Caniff and Colon sparred a bit on what the origi-
nal variance meant and Caniff said it was not his job to
attempt to determine what the fire department meant,
only "what the city of Anna Maria should have meant."
"In perpetuity" is what the City of Anna Maria
said, Caniff noted.
P&Z Chairman Doug Copeland observed that the
Colon's house was built in 2000, nearly five years af-
ter the variance was issued. If a building permit is not
granted within six months of the issuance of a variance,
Copeland said, the "variance is null and void."
Caniff broke in to say that if the variance "is nul-
lified, we have a batch of problems," as the house has
now been built.
Board member Chuck Webb, however, said that's
not the issue before them. "If the fire department
doesn't need the right of way, I don't see a problem"
with vacating the variance. But he wanted to see that
in writing from the fire marshal.
Margaret Jenkins of the board agreed. "What harm
is it" to approve the variance? she asked.
But Ellen Trudelle of the board said there should
be a stipulation that the Colon house be inspected once
a year for a code-approved, working sprinkler system.
The final motion advised the city commission to
approve the request with the stipulations that the fire
marshal state in writing the right of way is no longer
needed, and the house will have an operational sprin-
kler system "in perpetuity."
The board also dealt with the problem of an after-the-
fact increased surface for a driveway at 402 S. Bay Blvd.
The applicant, Robert Bowes, has been attending
P&Z meetings since last summer on the subject. The in-
creased size of the driveway space was because his wife
is an invalid and needs room to get in and out of a vehicle.
He was able to remove 40 percent of the excess
although the board had wanted a 57 percent reduction.
Following much discussion, the board voted to
approve the after-the-fact variance with the stipulations
that if the property is sold, or the woman's condition
improves to where she no longer needs the excess, the
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pinion

Just come out and say it
We could dance around and give you a long laundry
list of justifications for not endorsing the campaign for
Anna Maria mayor by Tom Skoloda, but no one expects
us to endorse him, and we honestly find we can not.
Perhaps not for the reasons you suspect, we en-
dorse SueLynn for mayor of Anna Maria.
Anna Maria needs a change in leadership and Tom
Skoloda can't provide that. Only SueLynn can.
We've seen the result of Skoloda's grip on the
gavel at meetings, and more importantly, the methods
with which he seized control of the meetings from the
mayor, abolished the long-standing practice of the
mayor running meetings, and repeatedly wielded a
wand of chaos over the city's charter.
And that's just one example of the weirdness
we've witnessed and chronicled in Skoloda's two years
as an elected commissioner, one year of which he
served as vice mayor.
Even his appointment was filled with controversy,
with the selection of vice mayor wrested from the mayor's
hand by odd charter interpretations from Skoloda.
He and an outgoing commissioner acted in tandem re-
peatedly throughout their two years, often coming to
meetings with "scripts" to read from, including prepared
motions, statutes and other justification for their actions.
Even to the point of taking aback other commissioners and
the mayor who, stunned by surprise actions, rhetoric and
tag-team approach, became dumbfounded by the pair.
At our political forum, Skoloda sounded reason-
able, gave thoughful, insightful answers, most of which
we could agree with but so did SueLynn.
The choice for change, to regain dignity and re-
spect for Anna Maria, lies with SueLynn, a previously
soft-spoken, thoughtful and insightful woman who -
although possibly preferring not be thrust into any
limelight has shown she can hang tough.
She brought us together after the Sept. 11 terrorist
attack with an Islandwide remembrance service, and
maybe she can bring us together for more good causes.
For those who question her ethics, even her reli-
gion, or her right to have only one name, we say, give
her a call and talk to her about your personal issues.
She's our choice for mayor our choice to help
restore the quiet, gentle lifestyle Anna Maria long en-
joyed and deserves again.
And if you're still not convinced, ask the commission
members about their choice: Change or status quo?
You're likely to discover that with a vote for
SueLynn you can look forward to lots of changes, in-
cluding cooperation, productivity and respect.
Vote for SueLynn for mayor of Anna Maria.


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'No thanks' response
In response to Henry Brown's "No thanks for the
memory" letter:
Yes, I am the "new wife" of Commissioner Ross
Benjamin and I am proud of it. I vacationed here for
years and fell in love with Bradenton Beach and I fi-
nally moved here, fulfilling my dream of living on an
island for the rest of my life. I have seen a lot of con-
struction during my years here, but with all of that I felt
that most people still tried to keep this Island a tropi-
cal paradise.
I have been against the Old Bridge Village project
from the moment I heard about it, which was long be-
fore Ross and I were married. I was also against the
huge project on Bridge Street because I felt it's over-
whelming in its size [Bridgewalk]. I also was against
the condo project at the end of Bridge Street [Sand
Castle].
I would like to clarify that I am not on the city's
board of adjustment. I am just a concerned citizen and
voter.
I think Harry Brown used my name and position as
the wife of a commissioner as a thinly disguised way
of trying to influence other people's opinion against the
petition movement that I am involved in, exactly the
same way he complained about the Anna Maria News-
letter.
I am proud of all the voters that voted for my hus-
band as a city commissioner because I think they now
can see that he has followed his campaign promise of
working for the people of Bradenton Beach. I am also
proud to be married to an individual who respects my
independent opinions and my rights as an individual
person and voter.
I volunteered to join the petition committee after
listening at city hall for almost four hours to outsiders
who tried to tell us what was good for our little city, and
hearing the residents who live here who disagreed with
them.
I assumed that people who bought property here


did so not to make a profit from it, but to help preserve
what we had and not destroy it.
I now know I was wrong!
I want to know if the question is whether money
talks and homeowners' opinions don't matter. Is it what
we can take and not what we can give to our commu-
nity to keep it as a paradise?
Yes, I am the "new wife" of Commissioner Ben-
jamin, and darned proud of the fact that he has his own
opinions and respects me for having my own, even
though at times we clash politically, and he respects the
decision I made (independently of him) to join the pe-
tition effort.
I am glad that my new husband has not stooped so
low as to strike out at another man's relative because
he doesn't agree with his opinions. Voters can be proud
that they elected a person who is for the citizens of this
town.
Ellen Scott, Bradenton Beach

Parallels and perspectives
Old Fisherman's village represents more than a
piece of real estate. The Village is one of the landmarks
for Anna Maria Island.
Bradenton Beach should follow the example set by
a successful preservation projects such as the Federal
Archives Building in Greenwich Village, N.Y.
With the help of members of the legislature and
preservationists, the project transformed an endan-
gered landmark in the heart of New York City into
a thriving community of residential and commercial
units, thus preserving the spirit of the city and its
history.
Given the developers' experience in preservation
of important historical landmarks such as the Federal
Archives Building, and the Bradenton Beach residents
desire to preserve and better their community, action
should be taken to satisfy both interests to preserve the
spirit of Old Florida.
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Sorry spin
Rick Catlin's Jan. 9 Islander article about "a kinder,
gentler Arvida" cries out for comment. Arvida's jaundiced
public relations campaign which began with its infamous
dog-and-pony show in Bradenton's City Hall in April
2000 continues to treat Manatee's citizens with contempt
and arrogance.
Spokesman Mike Vizvary claims his fact sheet pro-
vides "facts, not opinions, about Arvida's Perico Island
development plan." If I remember correctly from high
school English classes, a fact is a thing done, an actual oc-
currence. An opinion, on the other hand, is more related
to belief an educated or uneducated guess. As far as I
can tell, the only "facts" Mr. Vizvary mentions is the plan
to build 898 condominiums, including five 10-story build-
ings. The rest of the information he provides is specula-
tion, projection or pure deception.
Let's start with the money. (Interestingly enough,
neither Arvida nor Preston have ever mentioned how
many millions they stand to gain.) In April 2000 Arvida's
spokespersons claimed the city of Bradenton would gain
$1 million in new revenues and said nothing about county
taxes. Last year an Arvida-sponsored financial study sug-
gested the county would pull down about $3 million in
taxes. In The Islander article, Vizvary now claims the
county would receive $2.5 million in annual revenues
with a $2.1 million surplus. In addition "the community
would generate $3 million in tax revenues annually for the
Manatee County School Board."
Apparently the longer it takes for Arvida to start its
project, the easier it is for.its PR people to find more pro-
jected.(imagined) revenue for local government. The pro-
jected earnings by city and county are obviously OPIN-
IONS educated guesses, as the verb "would" indicates.
Arvida's projection of jobs is pure speculation, much
closer to deception than to opinion. The truth is they have
no idea how many jobs this project will generate for any-
body but the builders and future landscape personnel.
Arvida really pushes its credibility for factual infor-


mation when it claims that the 898 luxury condos and the
traffic they generate will not "degrade the current 'C' and
'D' service levels of Manatee Avenue." Arvida
conveniently neglects to mention that 'D' is the lowest
level permitted on county roads. You can't degrade some-
thing that is as bad as it can get, and that's a fact!
By claiming that the vast majority of these condos
will be "luxury, second homes" Vizvary then speculates
that the occupants of these condos will not add to rush-
hour traffic, and, best of all, "75 percent of its Perico Is-
land residents will not be in residence at the height of
hurricane season."
Who's engaging in "misinformation, misleading
statements and wild speculation" now? Arvida provides
the city, the county and the schools with a huge financial
windfall from 898 unoccupied condos! What a deal! If this
is what Vizvary calls "facts," I'd love to hear his defini-
tion of fiction. And what the heck, even if there is a hur-
ricane, Arvida's Perico Island condos would only add one
or two cars a minute to the evacuation route. (During the
2000 dog-and-pony show, Arvida's traffic expert claimed
it would only be one or two cars an hour.) Apparently
Vizvary was astute enough to recognize the absurdity of
this position as non-factual; he admitted it was just a "sug-
gestion," and not a fact.
The one constant fact of this entire sorry episode is
that from the beginning the landgrab has been marked
with the foul odor of political chicanery and corporate
greed. Perhaps if Arvida and the politicians didn't assume
that they could fool all the people all the time and admit-
ted they just wanted to make as much money as they could
without much concern for the environment and issues of
compatibility and safety, those of us who live west of 75th
Street would have at least respected their ruthless ambi-
tion.
As it is we are left with self-serving politicians and
corporate spin doctors who believe in their own Pavlov-
ian advertising credos: Even if you tell the public the most
incredible lies, as long as you keep repeating the lies, even-
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Veterans flagpole comments
In reference to the Jan. 9 Islander article, "Island vet-
erans oppose flagpole."
The subject letter of the Manatee County Commis-
sion, mandated by attending veterans, advised approxi-
mately 140 veterans had been individually invited. A year
in planning, a proclamation by four island mayors request-
ing a tiny flagpole, 10 feet high, inside a railing-enclosed,
dirt-floor observation area atop the bayside residue mound
at Leffis Key, specifying parameters of the harmless lo-
cation. Verified by two county and one state agencies,
Leffis Key is neither a wildlife refuge nor sanctuary, but
a recreation area visited by thousands annually.
An Audubon Society "chair," totally unfamiliar with
the site or project, interrupted the submission specifying
four totally invalid reasons why the county commission
should not consider the proclamation. Audubon leader-
ship, later via total misrepresentation, declared the site a
refuge-sanctuary and "informed" the board of rare, migra-
tory birds on Leffis Key attracting "people from all over
the world!"
It had been demanded any flagpole be "put on that dirt
pile out beside the road," worthless to project needs. Ul-
timately endorsing complaints, commissioners, via a "task
force," mandated Island veterans must accept as a monu-
ment a huge, lighted 24/7 flagpole at county expense, not
on Baywalk nor Leffis Key but "on the dirt pile" near
Coquina Bayside, with $50,000 cost at a veteran's esti-
mate, not an "assurance." The "task force" then reported
the island memorial problem had been "resolved," to
which the board certified no need for a vote, thereby ne-
gating attendance by upset Veterans Council members.
Veterans comments refer to commission action as a
"buyout" and a dishonor for purely political objectives.
The complete commentary should be available from all
four island city administrations, or by calling 778-1154.
James W. Kissick Jr., Bradenton Beach
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'Arrival'
After months of preparation, we arrived in Florida
on Dec. 3, 2001. It had been almost six months since
we had seen the house we bought. During that time, I
pored over photos of the house that the real estate agent
had mailed us and tried desperately to remember: Was
that a cabinet or a door? Where was the laundry room?
How many closets did the house have? What color
were the walls? What kind of curtains were on the win-
dows? Most importantly, why had we bought this
house? And why in the world were we making this
move?
We sent the old mattress from our bed to the cot-
tage, the first piece of furniture for the proposed new
bedroom. This meant, of course, that we needed a new
mattress in Florida by the time we arrived. I perused the
Internet for mattress dealers in Bradenton, described a
mattress I had liked at a Rochester store to a salesper-
son on the phone, and charged the new one he recom-
mended to my credit card.
I had definitely taken leave of my senses no-
body buys a mattress over the phone. But we wanted
it there when we arrived, so there was no choice.
A Perico Isle neighbor who looks after property
when people are away had agreed to unlock the house
for the delivery of the new mattress and to see that it
was set up in the master bedroom. So when we arrived
in December, there it was, right where it was supposed
to be. And surprise! It was exactly what I would have
bought if I could have tested it in the store.
The house was even nicer than we remembered -
although the drapes did leave something to be desired.
Our household goods arrived on schedule, were un-
loaded on a hot December day and by the end of the
week, we had most of the boxes unpacked.
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rich, moist chocolate brownies. We were working on
these when another neighbor welcomed us with one of
my favorites, lemon bars, in addition to a homemade
turkey tetrazini casserole for that evening's dinner.
Someone else stopped by to be sure we knew the gar-
bage pickup days. These were truly special people.
Time to explore. We immediately headed for Anna
Maria Island, our reason for living in this part of the
world.
First, we revisited Cafe on the Beach, which we
had enjoyed on our previous visits. My favorite pastime
on those trips had been breakfast on the beach and then
a long walk along the water. I know most people do it
in reverse a long walk and then breakfast but
that's for morning people and I am definitely not a
member of that club.
SThen we dropped in at Island Discount Tackle. My
husband and I both enjoy fishing I grew up in North-
ern Minnesota in the midst of an extended family that


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was always on the lake at dawn on the opening day of
fishing season. The young man in the store was a pa-
tient teacher, answering all our questions in detail and
explaining exactly what we would need to become fish-
ermen in Florida.
We had brought our rods and reels with us from
New York, but needed the right hooks, leaders, sink-
ers and line. Most importantly, we bought a book that
identified the fish we would be catching (hopefully), as
they were all unfamiliar to us. A Florida fishing license
purchase and we were ready to join the people trying
their luck on the beaches and off the piers.
And that brought us to our next destination; the
Bridge Street Fishing Pier. Here we were in December,
walking down the pier in shorts and T-shirts, stopping
to read the menu at the cafe and check out the bait
available at the shop. We talked to several fishermen,
admired their catch, and questioned them on their tech-
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niques. Fishermen love to talk, so this is usually an easy
task.
Since we're both readers, an important stop for us
was the library, where we applied for library cards and
checked out our first books. The librarian on duty was
a 25-year resident of Anna Maria and very willing to
give us any information we needed.
Across the street from the library, the farmer's
market at Everything Under the Sun caught our eye.
We had been looking forward to being able to buy
farm-fresh vegetables and produce, so we decided to
investigate. Near the entrance, we stopped to examine
a cart filled with a variety of herbs. We had left all our
herbs in Rochester because moving them would have
been too difficult. This was our chance to replenish.
And our new kitchen had a bay window, a perfect lo-
cation for plants.
When the saleswoman came over to help us, she
explained that these were her plants. In addition to
working at the market several days a week, she raises
herbs at her home. Our purchases included orange
mint, lemon basil, Cuban oregano, rosemary, and
cucantro (Cuban cilantro). Our herbs had been replaced
much sooner than we had anticipated.
During the next few weeks, we visited the other
piers on Anna Maria Island and took many walks on
the beach. On one walk, we found the beach littered
with dead fish, decomposing quickly under the hot sun.
Sea gulls were enjoying the free meals, but we were
driven off the beach by the smell. Later, we learned that
the fish were Victims of the red tide, which occasion-
ally hits the beaches.
My husband went on the Internet and learned that
red tide is'the result of a massive bloom of tiny, single-
celled algae usually found in warm saltwater. The Web
site explained that it's a natural phenomenon, appar-
etily unrelated to manmade pollution. In addition to
being deadly to fin fish, it can cause irritation of the
eyes, nose, throat, tingling lips and tongues in humans.
When we walked the beach a few days later, the
only evidence of red tide was the scattered fish skel-
etons on the sand, picked clean of any meat. And we


would have missed these if we hadn't been watching
closely. The sea gulls had done a good job.
We began to settle into our new home, completing
all the necessary tasks involved in moving, such as
transferring prescriptions to the local drugstore, bring-
ing pictures in for framing to Phoenix Frame with
side visits to the other stores in that shopping plaza -
and becoming familiar with the Island supermarket.
I have especially grown to enjoy and appreciate the
retired men who work part time packing bags at Publix.


THE ISLANDER 0 FEB. 6, 2002 0 PAGE 9
They are efficient, intelligent, personable and, above all,
friendly. One man insisted on helping me with a cartload
of groceries; pushing them out to my car (which I had
trouble finding), and loading them in the trunk. He had
noticed I was new in town when I showed my out-of-state
driver's license for identification.
"My wife and I came here in '95," he said. "And
we love it here. Even in the summer that's the best
time of the year. You're going to love living here."
I know he's right. I already do.


Unexpected meeting
Blenda Mourar of Pennsylvania was visiting friend Kathy Caserta of Holmes Beach when they unexpectedly
got two Texans together. At Wolfgang's Old Hamburg Schnitzelhaus in Holmes Beach they met Todd Pence,
superintendent for the pipeline construction project out of Port Manatee who is living on the Island, and then
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at Center Valentine's Day
Tickets for the annual Sweetheart Big Band Dance
sponsored by Island Kiwanians are gone, finished, sold
out, finito. The dance once again has filled its card well
in advance of the big affair Thursday night, Feb. 14.
It will begin at 8 p.m. at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria
City. The Sophisticates of Sarasota will play, with Judi
Edwards as vocalist.
Set annually during the Valentine season, the dance
has raised $21,000 in past years for Center programs,
and Chairman Bob Lo Piccolo hopes to add at least
$2,500 to the total this year from the Anna Maria Island
Kiwanis Club.
Details are available at 778-1908.

Free seminar
Wayne Sobien, First American Title Co. attorney,
will speak at a free public seminar on "Trusts in Real
Estate Transactions" at 7 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria.
Seating reservations may be made by calling the
sponsor, Coldw.ell Banker Real Estate, at 778-2261.
Preparing

Off Stage Ladies luncheon
planned next Wednesday
Off Stage Ladies, auxiliary of the Anna Maria Is-
land Players theatrical troupe, will have a luncheon
Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Bradenton Yacht Club.
The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. at 4307 Snead
Island Road, Palmetto. Reservations may be made and
information obtained from Roberta Barner at 761-1599
or Peggy Cole at 795-8753.

'Mrs. Noah' program topic
of Episcopal women
The Episcopal Church Women of the Church of the
Annunciation will hear Dee Ferguson in a program on
"Mrs. Noah" at the organization's luncheon meeting
Thursday, Feb. 7.'
The affair will begin at 10:15 a.m. in Lowe Hall of
the church, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Details
are available at 778-1638.

Christian Women's Retreat
registration under way
Registration has opened for the Christian Women's
Retreat at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, to be led by the
Rev. Ellen Cross.
Women may register before Sunday, Feb. 24, at the
church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, between 9
a.m. and noon and 1 and 5 p.m. Monday through Fri-
days, or by calling 778-1813. The retreat will be from
9 a.m. until 3 p.m. March 2.
Theme will be "Care of the Soul: Traditional Spiri-
tual Practices of Our Christian Faith," with the basic
text the entire gospel of Matthew with emphasis on
Peter.
Rev. Cross was ordained in 1996 after a 20-year
career in health care, served first at the Living Lord
Lutheran Church in Bradenton, and since last Novem-
ber has been mission developer in Jacksonville. She has
had graduate training in conflict resolution, communi-
cation and spiritual direction.

Lenten schedule begins Tuesday
The Lenten schedule of services at the Episcopal
Church of the Annunciation will begin on Shrove Tues-
day, Feb. 12, with a pancake supper in the parish hall,
and go on to two celebrations of the Holy Eucharist on
Ash Wednesday, Feb. 13.
Starting Wednesday, Feb. 20, and continuing through
March 20, Holy Eucharist will be at 5:30 p.m. followed
by a superr supper" and an adult education program.
Other special Lenten services will be Holy Eucharist
at 5:30 p.m. Monday and Saturdays, and "Way of the
Cross" at 5:30 Friday evenings. Regular services will be
Sunday at 8 and 10 a.m., Holy Eucharist and Holy Unc-
tion Thursday at 10 a.m.
Shrove Tuesday's pancake supper will be served in
the parish hall, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, from 5
to 7 p.m. and will be open to the public at $4 per person.
Details are available at 778-1638.


'Chair Altar to Our Lady of the Americas' by Zoe
Von Averkamp

'Beautiful Necessities' shown
at library this month
Sacred objects by women artists will be showcased
through February at the Island Branch Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Titled "Beautiful Necessities," the exhibition will
feature works by Zoe and Amber Von Averkamp,
Gloria Hall, Ines Norman, Carrie Price, Lori Haynes,
Margaret Reed, Ringling School of Art and Design's
Dee Hood, and Marion Martinez, Santa Fe artist who
constructs space-age icons of Our Lady of Guadeloupe
with computer components.
"Since prehistoric times women have been creators
of shrines and altars within the home environment.
Today many women artists are carrying on this sacred
tradition, not only for theirpersonal use but as a viable
art form," according to Zoe Von Averkamp.
The exhibit at the library will include shrines "hon-
oring our inner child, creativity, the soul, family and
women artists of the past," she said, along with Byz-
antine tapestries, altars to "the great earth mother, and
madonnas for modern women."
Further information may be obtained at 778-6341
or 778-7216. ..

Busy library season under way
Exhibits and programs are listed on the February
agenda at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
An exhibit of "Beautiful Necessities," sacred ob-
jects created by women artists, will be shown through-
out the month.
"Books as Art" will be displayed by Zoe Von
Averkamp, "Watercolors" by Dee Engler, and the
Sharing Quilters exhibit of hand-created quilts.
Dr. John Mellon will critique "The Human Stain"
by Philip Roth in the Friends Focus of Florida program
Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Other events on the schedule during the month:
Monday, Feb. 11 and 25, Internet class for begin-
ners (registration required at 778-6341), 8:30 to 10 a.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 12, 19 and 26, veteran's service
officer will interview clients (by appointment only,
phone 749-3030), 1 to 4 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 19 and 20, AARP
55 Alive safe driving refresher (registration required,
phone 776-1158), noon to 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, Family Storytime,
7 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, AARP free assis-
tance with income tax forms, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 21, seminar on Florida intangible
tax, 10:15 a.m.
Saturday, Feb. 9, origami class, 10:30 a.m.
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.

Space available
Spaces are available for artists wishing to display and
sell their original works at the annual Fair 'N Festival of
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growing up on the Island. Ver Mett, who
lives now in Idaho, was in town for his 41st
class reunion at Manatee High School. He
said there have been a lot of changes on the
Island. "My mother had Mary Ver Mett
Gifts, a shop in the Island Shopping Center
where the Sand Dollar is now," he said. He
is pictured here with his wife, Lois.


Obituaries


John Henning Brown
John Henning Brown, 73, of Bradenton Beach,
died Jan. 6.
Born in Ridgewood, N.J., Mr. Brown came to
Manatee County from there in the 1950s. He was a
graduate of Hamilton College, did graduate work at
Oxford and received a Ph.D. from the University of
South Florida, where he was a professor of English. He
was a professor of literature at Eckerd College. He was
a bartender at several local restaurants.
Services were Jan. 13 in Woodstock, N.Y., with
local services planned at a later date.
He is survived by wife Susan Sutliff; daughters
Elspeth of Toronto and Meghan of Woodstock; sons
Peter, Rennie and Alex, all of Woodstock; and a grand-
son.
Donna E. Cieszki
Donna E. Cieszki, 76, of Bradenton, died Jan. 30.
Born in Jackson, Mich., Mrs. Cieszki came to
Manatee County from Milwaukee in 1990. She was a
retired office manager from a printing supply company
in Milwaukee. She was a member of the Artists Guild
of Anna Maria Island, the Milwaukee Amateur Radio
Club, and the American Radio Relay League. She was
Baptist.
There were no services. Memorial contributions
may be made to the Lupus Foundation, Greater Florida
Chapter, 300 S. Duncan Ave., Suite 235, Clearwater
FL 33755. Brown and Sons Funeral Home was in
charge of arrangements.
She is survived by husband Harry A.; stepdaugh-
ters Kathryn Rohan of Muskego, Wis., Janine Lambro
of the Virgin Islands, and Eileen Szymaszek of
Platteville, Wis.; sons Victor Viets of Oregon, Richard
Lewis Jr. of Cincinnati, and Douglas Lewis of Milwau-
kee; stepsons Michael of Milwaukee, Timothy of Prai-
rie Du Chien, Wis., Terry of Bradenton, Kevin of
Pewaukee, Wis., 26 grandchildren; and eight great-
grandchildren.

Kenneth L. Cognac
Kenneth L. Cognac, 73, of Bradenton Beach, died
Jan. 26.
Born in Chicago, Mr. Cognac came to Manatee
County from there in 1983. He was retired as a super-
visor at a manufacturing company. He served in the
U.S. Army and Navy. He was a member of the Elks
Club, Palmetto. He was Lutheran.
There were no services.
He is survived by wife Virginia; daughters Nancy
Frushour of Algonquin, Ill., Laura Finkel of Morton
Grove, Ill., Kim Hurley of Apopka, and April Morrow
of Bradenton; sister Elaine Schwarz of Paletine, Ill.,
and 12 grandchildren.

Louise Hay Ellis
Louise Hay Ellis, 90, of Bradenton, died Jan. 31.
Born in Grand Falls, New Brunswick, Canada,
Mrs. Ellis came to Manatee County from Portage Lake,
Maine, in 1948. She was a registered nurse. She was a
member of Church of the Annunciation in Holmes
Beach.
Services were Feb. 4. Memorial contributions may
be made to the church, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach
FL 34217. Brown and Sons Funeral Home was in
charge of arrangements.
She is survived by sister Ellen H. Bell of Bradenton
and grandson Darrell Stevens of Sherman Mills,
Maine.


Liese-Lore Lilo Mathewson
Liese-Lore Lilo Mathewson, 82, of Holmes Beach,
died Feb. 2.
Born in Berlin, Mrs. Mathewson came to Manatee
County from Vancouver, Wash., in 1968. She was a
legal secretary.
There were no services. Memorial contributions
may be made to the American Cancer Society, 600
U.S. 301 Blvd. W., Suite 136, Bradenton FL 34205, or
Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5595 Rand Blvd.,
Sarasota FL 34238. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Is-
land Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by daughter Monalee Warren of
Holmes Beach; son Rene William of Holmes Beach,
sister Ilse Spreen of Berlin; brother Wolfgang Spreen
of Berlin; and a grandchild.

Gertrude P. McAuley
Gertrude P. McAuley, 88, of Anna Maria, died Jan.
30.
Born in Port Chester, N.Y., Mrs. McAuley came to
Manatee County from Greenwich, Conn., last year. She
was a sales person at Rogers Department Store in
Greenwich. She was a member of Summerfield Meth-
odist Church in Port Chester.
There were no services.
She is survived by sister Janet P. Lang of Whiting,
N.J.; four nieces; and two nephews.

Charles 0. Pevy Jr.
Charles O. Pevy Jr., 53, of Fort Worth, Texas, and
formerly of Bradenton and Anna Maria, died Jan. 13.
Born in Bradenton, Mr. Pevy was founder of Myco
Trailers, Bradenton, and was employed at Pioneer Fab-
ricating Co., Saginaw, Texas. He served in the U.S.
National Guard. He was a member of the Kansas City
Barbecue Society and the International Barbecue
Cookers Association. He was Christian.
Memorial services were Feb. 1. Memorial contri-
butions may be made to the Gulf Coast Diabetes Foun-
dation, 2100 Constitution Blvd., Sarasota FL 34231.
Toale Brothers Funeral Home was in charge of ar-
rangements.
He is survived by son Aaron Hughes of Fort
Worth; parents Mary and Leonard Johnson of
Bradenton; sisters Cheryl Levy of Holmes Beach, and
Peggy A. Jelemensky and Patricia Nguyen, both of
Bradenton; and brothers John of Bartow, Mark of Pom-
pano Beach, and Thomas L. Johnson of Palmetto.

Leonard P. Wood
Leonard P. Wood, 74, of Indialantic and formerly
of Bradenton, died Jan. 29.
Born in Bradenton, Mr. Wood was a land surveyor.
He served as deacon and usher at Island Baptist
Church, Anna Maria City. He served in the U.S. Navy
during World War II and the U.S. Air Force during the
Korean War. He was a past member of the Florida
Surveying and Mapping Society and the American
Congress on Surveying and Mapping.
Services were Feb. 2. Burial will be at Manasota
Memorial Park, Bradenton. Memorial contributions
may be made to Northwest Baptist Church of
Bradenton, 7913 Ninth Ave. N.W., Bradenton FL
34209.
He is survived by wife Marjorie Jean; daughters
Judith Peterson and Casey Shover, both of Bradenton;
son Brett C. of Palm Bay; and six grandchildren.


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EEEC adopting memorial bench policy in Anna Maria


Anna Maria's Environmental Enhancement and
Education Committee at its Jan. 30 meeting voted to
develop a city policy on future memorial benches in the
city. Once completed, the policy will be forwarded to
the city commission for approval.
Approval, however, did not come without some
frank discussion.
Committee member Diane Caniff wondered if the
city should even be in the memorial business. She said
several years ago, the city commission adopted a reso-
lution of "no more benches," but it kept getting re-
quests. The present commission had referred the prob-
lem to the EEEC for action.
Two families had recently requested they be al-
lowed to place a memorial bench on city property. One
of those requests was for a bench at city hall. The other
bench location was still under consideration by the
committee.
Committee members Jamie Walstead and Jane
Murray said they didn't mind a few memorial benches
because "Anna Maria is a special place," said Murray.
After voting to establish a policy, a number of sug-
gestions were made. Cindi Mansour volunteered to
draft a policy for discussion at the next regular meet-
ing.
One suggestion was to identify present bench lo-
cations and establish sites for future benches.
Committee chairman Tim Eisler had prepared a
map showing the location of the 30 benches presently
in the city. One suggestion was to use this map to in-
dicate future locations.
It was suggested that no new benches be allowed
in the beach dunes areas, but the present benches would
be "grandfathered" to their locations.
There was a discussion on the types of benches that
could be approved and Diane Caniff suggested the
committee get a "catalogue of benches to see what we


would like." Benches can be wrought iron, wood or
plastic.
No decision was made on the request from the
Wagner family for a memorial bench 100 yards north
of Cedar Street.
The committee said it wanted to finish and approve


a report in time for the Feb. 28 commission meeting.
Eisler said he would request that the report by the
EEEC be an agenda item at that meeting.

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'Twisting in Woodwinds'
jazz concert is Tuesday
Two performances of "Twisting in the Wood-
winds" jazz concert are scheduled for 4:30 and
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Longboat Key
Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat Drive.
Each session features the same musicians
playing different musical selections, the center
said. Leading the aggregation will be Al Hixon,
drummer who also produces the concert. Annette
Lowman will be vocalist, Gary Davis bassist, Bob
Polencarz on several woodwinds, and Bill
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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 12
Trolley benches
The EEEC also heard from Public Works Supervi-
sor George McKay that he is requesting additional
benches from Metro Bench to meet the needs of the
upcoming Manatee Trolley service.
He has requested that Metro donate five more
benches to the city, but even if they are donated, he
pointed out that Metro could one day put advertising on
them, as the current contract allows.
Metro, to date, has not put advertising on any of its
Anna Maria benches under a "gentleman's agreement"
with the city, City Commissioner Linda Cramer has
said previously.
The committee learned that each bench, if pur-
chased by the city, would cost $300.

Corrections
Eisler said only one new committee member,
Jamie Walstead, had been added to the EEEC. A news-
paper account had said the committee had two new
members.
He also said one newspaper account reported a
field trip with Mike Miller was planned. That trip was
canceled.
In addition, there has been no discussion among the
committee to place memorial benches on private prop-
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Verdi by Island orchestra Sunday


"Viva Verdi," expected to prove "one of our most
popular," will be presented in concert Sunday, Feb. 10,
by the Anna Maria Island Community Orchestra &
Chorus.
It will be at 2 p.m. at Island Baptist Church, 8605
Gulf Drive, Anna Maria City. It is open to the public
free of charge, with a $10 donation suggested.
This third concert of the season is sure to be popu-
lar, said the orchestra's Joan Zak, "containing well-rec-
ognized selections from some of Verdi's most beloved
works."
It will salute the 100th anniversary of the death of
Guiseppi Verdi, one of the greatest of Italian opera
composers. "He transformed the genre with its tradi-


tional staging, old-fashioned librettos and vocal gym-
nastics into a unified dramatic entity," Zak said.
"His 'Requiem' is a must presentation for all serious
choral groups," she added. "'Nabucco,' 'Luisa Miller,'
'Rigoletto,' 'I1 Travatore,' 'La Traviata,' 'Aida,' 'Otello'
and 'Falstaff' are among the most frequently produced and
best-loved operas in the world today."
Led by Alfred Gershfeld, artistic director, the per-
formance will feature Lorraine Murphy Sheeler, so-
prano; Edith Browning, mezzo-soprano; Robert
Lischetti, tenor; and Douglas Renfroe, bass-baritone.
James Lienhard is assistant conductor and James
Forsell chorus master.
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rALxu 14 FEiB. 6, 2002 M THE ISLANDER


Soon-to-be ex-mayor looks back, ahead


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria City Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh says he
has no regrets about not running for re-election and if
things work out for him, he'll be back seeking a com-
mission seat at a future election.
Deffenbaugh set the record straight regarding his de-
cision not to seek a second term in the Feb. 12 election.
"It's a personal decision," said Deffenbaugh.
"Many, many people have asked me to run, but I'm
going to be gone from the city for a number of days this
year."
He said he is dealing with ill health on the part of
his father in Ohio and a relative of his wife's in Iowa.
"It would not be fair to try and run a city under those
conditions," he said.
But he feels he's leaving the city in good shape for
the next mayor.
"When I took over, there was no city clerk. We had
to scramble around to find checks, books, invoices. We
didn't have anyone running city hall."
Since those days, Deffenbaugh has hired a city
clerk, a deputy city clerk and an assistant, in addition
to a supervisor of public works and other staff.


Anna Maria City Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh

"Now, the person who takes over will have a well-
running city. This is probably the best group of staff


and I'm going to miss these people."
He's certain that the next mayor will find the city's
staff has "grown to trust each other and know the work
well."
There have been a number of other projects he's
implemented, including the reopening of the city pier.
Asked about any controversy in dealing with some
commissioners and members of the public,
Deffenbaugh brushed that aside. "That's all in the past
and I would only talk about something specific, not
generalities."
OK. Was there any controversy surrounding him-
self and Vice Mayor Tom Skoloda regarding the "miss-
ing tape" incident of September, 2001?
No, replied Deffenbaugh. He only did what he be-
lieved the city charter and state law required him to do.
It was up to others to decide that no wrongful act had
been committed. What he did wasn't controversial, just
his duty as mayor.
And what about the future?
If he doesn't have to keep traveling out of the city,
Deffenbaugh said, "I'll probably run for a commission
seat next year.
"I love this city."


Street paving assessment compiled in Bradenton Beach


By Paul Roat
How far will $107,000 go toward street improve-
ments in Bradenton Beach?
City officials hope to have an answer to that ques-
tion by the end of this week, after Public Works Direc-
tor Buddy Watts presents a list of "bad" streets to pav-
ing contractors.
Watts compiled maps of street, alley and drainage
systems in the city, ranked by condition, and presented
his findings to the city commission at a work session
last week. Excluded from his maps were the streets
south of Bridge Street; county utility crews are ex-
pected to replace water lines in that portion of the city


later this year and, after tearing up the streets, will re-
place them hopefully at no cost to the city.
The "poor" rankings for the north end of the city
include Bay Drive North and 22nd Place, Avenue A,
24th Street between Avenue A and B, and 25th Street
between Avenue C and Gulf Drive.
One street, 17th, is in especially bad shape but has
been excluded from the current paving discussion while
city officials and developers of the Bradenton Beach Club
discuss what avenue to take to repair the street.
The street became a contentious issue last year after
developers requested and were denied vacation of the
street to allow the condominium development. The devel-


opment was later approved without the street vacation.
Another street-related issue arose when it was sug-
gested that the northeast corner of 25th Street and Av-
enue A be closed to traffic to allow the park to expand
into that area. Residents of the area will be consulted
to poll their thoughts on the matter, commissioners
agreed.
The drainage system in the city is "some of the best
in the county," Watts said considering the fact that
the city is all of about five feet above sea level.
The unpaved alleys in the city are also in generally
good shape, with shell fill needed in some spots, Watts
said.


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THE ISLANDER M FEB. 6, 2002 M PAGE 15


Islanders find Ground Zero determination


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach residents and Red Cross disaster
volunteers Fred and Elaine Gewirtz knew it was just a
matter of hours before they would get the call on Sept.
11 telling them to be on standby for Red Cross duty.
What they never imagined is that they would be as-
signed to Ground Zero in New York City and observe
first-hand the destruction that occurred. The three
weeks they spent in New York has changed their lives
forever.
"We were actually at our summer home in the
Upper Peninsula of Michigan," said Fred, who along
with his wife is a retired educator from Flint, Mich.
"We didn't have a TV, but we got phone calls from
friends telling us what happened." That same after-
noon, the Red Cross telephoned, advising them to be
on stand-by for assistance.
Two weeks later, on Sept. 27, Fred got the call tell-
ing him to head for New York.
There, he worked at the Staten Island landfill su-
pervising four Red Cross trucks delivering food to the
FBI and New York Police Department staff workers at
the fill. The work at the fill was gruesome as workers
at the landfill sifted through the rubble of Ground Zero,
looking for anything that once belonged to a victim.
Fred talked and dealt with the workers on a daily
basis and got an up-close look at what was brought in
from Ground Zero.
"It was terrible at times,' said Fred. "They'd find
body parts, arms and legs, jewelry." What they didn't
find were whole bodies. "It was extremely emotional,
a somber experience," he said, one that left him shaken.
When he left after his three-week tour of duty, he
found it difficult to describe to Elaine and their friends
what he had seen and heard.
Just after Thanksgiving, the Red Cross called
again. This time, both Fred and Elaine were needed at
the Red Cross Disaster Headquarters in Brooklyn,
about one mile from where the World Trade Center had
once stood.
-They worked at the feeding support unit where they
came in direct contact with people affected by the disas-
ter. They met police, firefighters, displaced workers, vic-
tims and support personnel, many of whom had gone to
the WTC.to help after the first plane hit on 9-11.
On this second tour, however, Fred sensed that the


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ing forward, trying to get back to normal. The mood
wasn't as somber as the first trip."
That doesn't mean the tour was a positively uplift-
ing experience for Fred and Elaine.
Off duty, they walked into Manhattan and saw first-
hand what was left of the WTC. And they saw the memo-
rials to victims, and the relatives of victims, still search-
ing for lost loved ones three months after the disaster.
"It was more emotional to see the memorials, not
the destruction itself," said Elaine. "Everywhere, there
were pictures and posters of people on the list of miss-
ing. It was a constant reminder of what happened. You
could not escape it."
Normally, the Red Cross calls them for disaster
assistance, dealing with victims of floods, hurricanes,
tornados and other natural disasters. This was different.
This was man-made. This was ugly. This was real.
Their grief was tempered by the fact they had ajob
to do for the Red Cross. "We were supporting people
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Fred.
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"We just hope that we can recover as a nation and come
back and pull together."
While their lives might be different now, they're
still dedicated to helping the Red Cross. As volunteers,
they don't get paid when they go on an assignment, and
are provided only room and board.
But they're ready to volunteer again, even if it
means another trip to New York City.
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As members of the local hibiscus society, Tom and Jean Ann Tourt proudly
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for the opening reception at the Artists Guild Gallery.


At last week's First Friday opening reception fir artist Charles Toii ns~nd at Phoenix. Frame Gallerv, Gernr
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One of the exhibits at the Anna Maria Island Art
League's Digital Fine Artist Association exhibit is the
work of Tom Cross of Osprey. Pictured here is "The
University of Wizardry." Cross is the author of an
illustrated book, "The Way of Wizards, and has
published illustrations in the past in The Islander
newspaper.


'Finances for One' is topic
at widowed persons meet
Trust advisor Eileen A. Heishman will discuss
"Finances for One" at a meeting of the Manatee Wid-
owed Persons Service Monday morning, Feb. 11.
She is vice president for trust and investment ser-
vices for First National Bank and Trust. The meeting
will begin at 9 a.m. at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City.
Further information may be obtained by calling 778-
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Hiaasen book-signing
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Church, 40 North Adams Drive, on Saturday, Feb. 9 at
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THE ISLANDER 0 FEB. 6, 2002 M PAGE 17
I Two of Sandra
Melcher's exhibits
E'.. are three-dimen-
sional prints. Jim
Cunnie tries on the 3-
D glasses to enjoy the
multi-dimensions of
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Digital Fine Artist
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Tickets to the book signing are required and are
available at Circle Books directly across the street from
the church.
Hiaasen, known for his satirical wit and stinging
political commentary, is the author of eight books, in-
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Open house for SueLynn
A "meet the candidate" open house is scheduled
Sunday, Feb. 10, for the candidacy of SueLynn for
mayor of Anna Maria City.
The affair will be from 1 to 3 p.m. at 424 Spring
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Further information may be obtained by telephon-
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'The Human Stain' topic
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Branch Library series Tuesday, Feb. 12, to discuss
Philip Roth's novel "The Human Stain."
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A string quartet from the Anna Maria Island Com-
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p.m. to precede the afternoon program.
The Friends program is free and open to the pub-
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Manatee f Tro Too ol c f sland


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Down in the Caribbean, natives say "soon come"
when something or someone is delayed or not on time.
If the bus is late, or someone's going to be late
for work, or the food is not yet out of the kitchen, or
construction can't start on time, a person just says
"soon come." It could mean coming in an hour, day,
week, month, year or never. It does a person no good
to ask for a more precise answer because "soon
come" is the answer every time.
Funny, but on Anna Maria Island, seems like ev-

Longboat chamber sponsors
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning play by George
Kaufman and Moss Hart will be at the Players of
Sarasota, 838 N. Tamiami Trail. Performances will be
at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with matinees at 2
p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
All actors in the presentation will be members of
the Longboat chamber. This is the second such collabo-
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and last year's was so successful that the program looks
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Tickets at $18 are available at the Players box of-
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ery major project could be labeled "soon come."
Now, add the start of the Manatee Trolley to the
list of "soon come" projects like beach
renourishment, parking, and stormwater drainage.
Trolley service is not going to start in early Febru-
ary as planned by the Manatee County Area Transit.
In fact, the Island will be lucky to get the service by
early March.
MCAT marketing director Susan Hancock said the
first trolley from the manufacturer in Arkansas has not yet
been delivered, although it was due in early January.
"There are no trolleys yet. We expect the first one


any day," said Hancock.
MCAT is supposed to get one each week for five
weeks. When all five are delivered, tested, equipped
and checked for safety, the long-awaited Manatee Trol-
ley service for the Island will start.
But exactly when that will be is unknown, said
Hancock. It's likely going to be early March if the first
trolley arrives "any day now" as the manufacturer has
said. Soon come.
MCAT will introduce each trolley to the Island to
replace an existing bus currently in use, Hancock said.
However, initially the trolleys will run the present bus
route and stops, not the planned trolley route, she said.
"When we have all five, we'll start the trolley ser-
vice," she said.
The actual trolley service with the 82 Island stops
(nine in Anna Maria) includes stops on the Gulf side of
Holmes Beach. The present bus service does not take
this route, she said.
Any trolley service on the Island will be free for the
first year, Hancock said.
Hopefully, after all the confusion and discussion
over the trolley signs for all three Island cities, they,
too, are not in the "soon come" category.
Hancock said 100 signs have been ordered, all with
the "waving manatee" logo, the design that Anna Maria
didn't want. That city has opted for benchback signs
with different art work.
If the day ever comes when Anna Maria may want
the signs, "we have enough signs to accommodate the
entire Island," said Hancock. "If Anna Maria changes
its mind and wants signs, we have them."
"Soon come" on Anna Maria changing its mind
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Ex.Enron official had Anna Maria Island ties


Former Enron executive J. Clifford Baxter, who
committed suicide last week in Houston, reportedly
purchased his 70-foot cabin cruiser, "Tranquility," at
Galati Yacht Sales in Anna Maria.
Chris Galati confirmed that Baxter had purchased the
boat and referred further inquiries to brother Carmine.
But Carmine Galati, head of sales for the company,
said the sale was quite some time ago and it really
wasn't appropriate to comment further out of respect
for the family. The boat is not at the marina, he added.


It could not be determined if Baxter had relatives
in the Manatee area.
The Los Angeles Times reported in its Jan. 26 edi-
tion that the yacht cost $2 million and Baxter sold it
shortly before Christmas.
Baxter, 43, was found shot to death inside his
Mercedes-Benz in front of his home near Houston on
Jan. 25. An apparent suicide note was found, but inves-
tigators have not released the contents. Houston au-
thorities have, however, ruled Baxter's death a suicide.


Baxter resigned from Enron last May after com-
plaining to Enron senior executives that the company's
accounting policies were dangerous and misleading to
the public.
Enron, despite declaring annual sales of $220 bil-
lion, filed for bankruptcy in early December, the larg-
est failure of any U.S. company in history.
Congress is now investigating the company's col-
lapse and Baxter had been called by congressional in-
vestigators to testify, but had not yet been subpoenaed.


For the birds
They seem indifferent, but funds raised at the Wildlife Rehab and Education booth will help feed
these birds and many more. The organization is based in Bradenton Beach. Islander Photo:
Bonner Joy


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Hmmm. This cute bear or my Tic-Tacs? Must I choose? Little
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her mind, but she eventually put the bear back and continued
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Employee of the year
Teacher's aide Judy Arnold
is this year's Anna Maria
Elementary School "Em-
ployee of the Year." Fellow
staff members voted for
Arnold, who has been an -
aide at the school for 23
years. "I'm very proud. I've
loved every day since I've
been here, said A nmold,
whose four children, now
grown, attended AME. "I'm :, ,
fortunate to have a job I look
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Anna Maria Elementary School
0 students recognized for civic Island Middle School
achievements Feb. 1 at the We menu
4", F7 Are Very Exceptional "WAVE"
Awards include: Marley Monday, Feb. 11
Auerbach, Katherine Decker, Lunch: Tacos with Salsa, or Chicken
'. Chelsea Hutchison, Hilary Nuggets with Chips, Chef Salad with
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r -. -free serving of ice cream at
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Mama Lo's in Anna Maria. Thursday, Feb. 14
Thursday, Feb. 14
Lunch: Hoagie Sandwich or Grilled
Chicken Patty on Bun, Chef Salad with
Dressing, Tater Tots, Fruit
Friday, Feb. 15
Lunch: Turkey and Noodles with Roll or
Hamburger, Chef Salad with Dressing,
Green Beans, Fruit
Juice and milk are served with every meal.




Anna Maria Elementary

School menu
Monday, Feb. 11
Breakfast: Sausage with Toast, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Nachos with Beef and Cheese Sauce or Hot
Dog on Bun, Fresh Steamed Broccoli, Pear Halves
Tuesday, Feb. 12
Breakfast: Pancake with Syrup, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets with Roll or Junior Cuban
Sandwich, Tater Tots, Fresh Fruit
Wednesday, Feb. 13
Breakfast: Scrambled Egg with Toast, Yogurt,
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Lunch: Beef-A-Roni with Roll or Breaded Chicken
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Thursday, Feb. 14
Breakfast: Cinnamon Toast, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Cheeseburger on Bun or Tuna Sandwich,
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Stylish pickup Friday, Feb. 15
Five students from Anna Maria Elementary School rode in style to Chuck E Cheese's Restaurant and game Breakfast: Waffle with Syrup, Yogurt, Cereal
room for lunch. The students were treated to the fanfare for raising the most money in the Parent-Teacher Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza or Breaded Fish on Bun,
Organization's fall gift-wrap funfidraiser. Together, from left, Chloe Bertrand, Hunter Hardy, Sarah Falls, Tossed Salad with Ranch Dressing, Applesauce Cup


Max Moneuse and Cana Sylvester raised a combined total of $1,853. Islander Photo: Diana Bogan


Juice and milk are served with every meal.




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Body art
The results of Anne Kinnan's fifth-grade class science project on the human body hang on display outside the
classroom. Fifth-graders are learning about the human body in science class. Islander Photos: Diana Bogan.


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School are learning about the human body in science
class. Joyce Ellis' class works on drawing the
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Center basketball playoffs are on horizon


By Kevin Cassidy
Special to The Islander
With only one week remaining in the Anna
Maria Island Community Center's basketball league,
it's doubtful there will be any changes as to who is
the top seed in each division when the playoffs start.
In Division III, it appears that LPAC will open
against Danziger Allergy and Sinus at 6 p.m. on Feb.
13. Duncan Real Estate and Island Survey & Map
also appear to be a lock to meet in the second ver-
sus third-place game at 6 p.m. on February 15.
Division II still has some jockeying going on be-
Stween the Spirits, A-Paradise Realty and Acute Care
Team as only one game separates third place from
last place. This logjam will be cleared up in the next
week as the Spirits take on Accute Care on Feb. 6,
while A-Paradise takes on second place Marco Polo.
A loss by A-Paradise coupled with a win by the Spir-
its would doom A-Paradise to a first-round matchup
with undefeated Sign of the Mermaid. A loss by the
Spirits would create a two-way tie for last place be-
tween the Spirits and A-Paradise.
In Division I, it appears that Bryant's is out of
the playoffs and that Jessie's will play Air & Energy
at 7 p.m. on Feb. 13. Island Discount Tackle will be
matched up with the hottest team in the second half,
Galati Marine at 8 p.m. Feb. 15.
Division I is the most balanced of the four
leagues so keep your eyes peeled for an upset in that
division.
Premier League is also a tough call, but only be-
cause IMG hasn't been showing up as of late. They
forfeited another game last week which is how
they've lost four games. The competition is tough
beyond IMG as Island Real Estate found out in their
58-53 loss to the Oyster Bar can attest.
The Playoff matchups appear to be the Oyster
Bar versus IMG at 8 p.m. on Feb. 11 and Anna Maria
Glass & Screen versus Island Real Estate at 8 p.m.
on February 13.

Division III, Island Survey & Map 20, Danziger
Allergy & Sinus 13
Joey Hutchinson and Kevin Callahan scored
eight points apiece to lead Island Survey & Map to
their third victory of the season on Wednesday, Jan.
30. Chris Callahan completed the scoring for the
Map-makers with four points.
Danziger was led by Martin Miller's six points
and five points from Ashley Waring. Dylan King
added two points to Danziger's scoring total.


Anna Maria Island Community
Center basketball schedule
Premier League, age 14-16
Date Time Teams
Feb. 9 11 a.m. Island Real Estate vs.
Anna Maria Oyster Bay
Feb. 11 8 p.m. Playoff: First vs. Fourth
Feb. 138 p.m. Playoff: Second vs. Third

Division I, age 12-13
Date Time Teams
Feb. 6 8 p.m. Island Discount Tackle vs.
Air & Energy
Feb. 9 6 p.m. Island Discount Tackle vs. Bryant's
7 p.m. Galati vs. Jessie's
Feb. 13 7 p.m. Playoff: First vs. Fourth


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Mark Templeton scores down low for his Bryant's Recycled Treasure team. Islander Photos: Kevin Cassidy


LPAC 30, Danziger Allergy & Sinus 13
LPAC rode the one-two scoring punch of Justin
Dearlove who scored 12 points and Breanne
Richardson who finished with 10 points to a 30-13
victory over Danziger Allergy and Sinus Monday,
Jan. 28.
LPAC, who remains undefeated and atop the Di-
vision III standings also got four points from Forrest
Schield and two points apiece from Brooke
Fitzgerald and Nick Tankersly.
Ashley Waring and Tommy Price paced
Danziger with four points each while Chandler
Hardy nailed shot from beyond the arc to finish with
three points. Dylan King completed the scoring for
Danziger with two points.

Division II, Sign of the Mermaid 38,
Island Spirits 15
Sign of the Mermaid received 15 points from
Tyler Schneerer and 10 points from Ian Douglas to
race past the Spirits by 23 points on Saturday, Feb.
2. Jarrod McKenzie added eight points while Clay


Barlow scored four, and CJ Johnson added one.
Kyle Swartzend scored eight points and Tyler
Fitzgerald added four for the Spirits who also got
two points from Hilary Powers and one point from
Jordan Graeff.

Marco Polo 29, Acute Care Team 19
John Orr scored a game-high 15 points to lead
Marco Polo to their eighth win of the season on Sat-
urday, Feb. 2. The win by Marco Polo, who also re-
ceived six points from Dylan Mullen and four points
apiece from Justin Anton and Danielle Mullen,
keeps them two games behind first-place Sign of the
Mermaid.
Accute Care was led by Cameron Kawcak and
Scottie Steenstra with six points apiece and five
points from Celia Ware, including one three-point
basket. Jarrott Nelson completed the scoring for
Accute Care with two points.

Island Spirits 18, A-Paradise Realty 13
PLEASE SEE SPORTS, NEXT PAGE


Division
Date
Feb. 6


II, age
Time
7 p.m.


Feb. 9 4 p.m.
5 p.m.
Feb. 11 7p.m.

Division III, age
Date Time
Feb. 9 2 p.m.
3 p.m.
Feb. 13 6p.m.


10-11
Teams
Acute Care Team vs.
A.M. Island Spirits
Acute Care vs. Sign of the Mermaid
A-Paradise vs. Marco Polo
Playoff: First vs. Fourth

8-9
Teams
Duncan vs. Danziger
Island Surveying vs. Pearson
Playoff: First vs. Fourth


Instructional League, age 5-7
Date Time Teams
Feb. 6 6 p.m. Sun vs. Harry's
Feb. 9 Noon Sun vs. Bistro's
1 p.m. Island Family Physicians vs. Harry's
-Feb. 11 6 p.m. Bistro's vs. Physicians


Air & Energy's Jeff Wehling dominated the low post with moves like this.







Sports
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 22
The Island Spirits rallied from a 4-0, first-quar-
ter deficit to record their third victory of the year on
Tuesday, Jan. 29. Broderick West led the way with
nine points while teammate Jordan Graeff added
eight points. Tyler.Fitzgerald completed the scoring
for the Spirits with one point.
Charlie Woodson scored nine points to lead A-
Paradise and CJ Wickersham scored four.

Division I, Air & Energy 52, Bryant's Recycled
Treasures 33
Air & Energy received double-figure scoring ef-
forts from three players to roll past Bryant's by 19
points on Saturday, Feb. 2, for their league-leading
tenth victory of the season.
Clay Orr paced the victors with 15 points while
Jeff Wehling dominated the low post with 13 points
and 13 rebounds. Mikey Schweitzer added 11 points
for A&E, who also received eight points from Chad
Ensley and four points from Sarah White. Connor
Bystrom finished with four points to complete the
A&E scoring.
Chad Richardson's 12 points and 11 points from
Mark Templeton paced Bryant's who also received
eight points from Steve Faillace and two points from
Brad Bryant.

Galati Marine 42, Island Discount Tackle 41
Galati Marine continued their hot play with a 42-
41 upset of Island Discount Tackle on Wednesday,
Jan. 30. The win, Galati's fifth in six games, keeps
them right on the heels of second-place Island Dis-
count Tackle.
Michael Cramer and Steve Seaton paced Galati
with 12 and 11 points respectively. Sam Lott added
seven points while Phelps Tracy finished with five
points and Patrick Cole scored four.
Greg Lowman scored a game-high 17 points to
pace Island Discount Tackle, who also got seven
points from Joe Mattay and four points from Heather


Howard. Spencer Carper and Zach Schield com-
pleted the scoring with two points each.

Air & Energy 48, Galati Marine 34
Clay Orr scored 13 first-quarter points to propel
Air & Energy to a 15-6 run on the way to a 48-34 win
over Galati Marine on Tuesday, Jan. 29. Orr finished
with a game-high 25 points received ample support
from teammates Chad Ensley, who finished with seven
points, and Jeff Wehling and Mikey Schweitzer, who
scored six points apiece. Sarah White completed the
scoring for A&E with four points.
Michael Cramer paced Galati with 14 points while
Steve Seaton and Phelps Tracy added six points apiece.
Patrick Cole scored four points while Brick Barlow and
Nick Sato finished with two points each.

Premier, IMG 77, Anna Maria Oyster Bar 34
IMG received double-figure scoring efforts from
five players in a 77-34 drubbing of the Oyster Bar on
Wednesday, Jan. 30. Graffe led the way with 21
points while Tucker scored 18 for IMG who also got
13 points each from Lawry and Lehkal. Shelton
completed the scoring for IMG with 10 points.
Mic Cripe led all scorers with 22 points includ-
ing five, three-point baskets while Tyler Krauss
added six points. Brandon Roberts chipped in with
four points.

Oyster Bar 58, Island Real Estate 53
To say that Tyler Krauss "was feeling it" during the
Oyster Bar's 58-53 upset win over second-place Island
Real Estate would be a gross understatement as Krauss
made six three-point baskets on the way to a game-high
28 points to lead the Oyster Bar to their second win of
the season on Monday, January 28.
Teammate Mic Cripe was also on target from the
outside, finishing with four three-pointers to go
along with his 18 points while Sean Sanders added
four points and Brandon Roberts and Brett Slowey
finished with two points.
Gary Scott with 24 points and Ryan Carlson's 23
points paced Island Real Estate who also received


THEiE SLiANDER U FEB. 6, Q(aQCBRPAGBa-2

Basketball standings


Premier
IMG
Island Real Estate
Anna Maria Glass & Screen
Anna Maria Oyster Bar

Division I
Air & Energy
Galati Marine
Island Discount Tackle
Jessie's Island Store
Bryant's Recycled Treasures

Division II
Sign of the Mermaid
Marco Polo
Anna Maria Spirits
A-Paradise Realty
Accute Care Team

Division III
LPAC
Duncan Real Estate
Island Survey & Map
Danziger Allergy & Sinus

four points from Brian Faasse and
Casey Swartzendrub.


8-4
6-4
5-6
2-9

10-1
6-5
5-4
3-6
1-9

11-0
8-2
2-7
2-8
1-8


9-0
5-4
3-6
1-8

two points from


Horseshoe winners
Winners in the Feb. 2 horseshoe games were
George Page of Bradenton Beach and Bill Starrett of
Anna Maria. Runners-up were George McKay of
Anna Maria and Neil Sweerus of Bradenton.
Winners in the Jan. 30 games were Rod Bussey
of Anna Maria and Starrett. Runners-up were Art
Kingstad of Holmes Beach and Adin Shank of Anna
Maria.
The weekly contests get under way every
Wednesday and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria
City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no
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Streetlife


Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Jan. 22, 10000 block of Gulf Drive, information. A
man reported that he feels another resident is harassing
him.
Jan. 23, 10002 Gulf Drive, Bortell's Lounge, sus-
picious person. A man was arrested on a warrant out of
Manatee County after deputies received a report of a
suspicious looking person hanging around behind the
bar.
Jan. 24, 10101 Gulf Drive, Bistro at Island's End,
alarm. Deputies responded to an alarm and secured the
property.
Jan. 26, 100 Spring Ave., Sandbar Restaurant, do-
mestic battery. According to the report, a verbal argu-
ment between a man and woman escalated into a physi-
cal confrontation over his disapproval of her smoking
habit.
Jan. 26, 80th block of North Shore Drive, theft.
According to the report, clay pots were stolen from a
resident's front porch.
Jan. 26, 877 North Shore Drive, Rod & Reel Motel,
burglary. A man illegally entered a room and attempted
to remain there, according to the report. He was discov-
ered by an employee and arrested by deputies.
Jan. 27, 200 block of Gladiolus Avenue, dog bite.
A woman reported that a dog bit her on the hip while
she was out riding her bike. According to the report, the
dog owner told deputies that the dog broke free from
its leash.
Jan. 27, 101 S. Bay Blvd., Bayfront Plaza, lost
property. A woman reported losing a white, unmarked,
letter size envelope with approximately $500 in cash
inside it.
Jan. 30, 200 block of Gladiolus Street, information.
A woman claimed her neighbor sprayed her with wa-
ter.
Jan. 31, 300 block of Palm Avenue, assault. Ac-
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Jan. 25, 200 block of harbor Lane, theft. A woman
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Jan. 26, 3900 block of East Bay Drive, battery. A
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Cortez readies champion festival Feb. 16.17


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Cortez has had 19 Commercial Fishing Festivals
and all were classics of celebration, but.this year's is
expected to outdo them all.
It will be from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday, Feb. 16 and 17, and the festival grounds will
be the entire village at the mainland end of the Cortez
Bridge.
There will be quite a bit of everything, for kids and
seniors and everyone between, from petting zoo and
fish "touch tank" to arts and crafts and visits to the land
that will benefit from the festival.
That latter will be new this year, walking tours of
the FISH (for Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage)
Preserve, 95 acres abutting the east end of Cortez that
is being purchased by the residents and friends for pres-
ervation in its pristine state and as an unbreachable
buffer against high-rise development. Proceeds will go
toward this year's payment of $63,000, due in April.
Another new element this year is the life-size
bronze memorial to fishermen who died at sea or in
war. It is on the bayshore between two historic fish
houses, A.P. Bell and Fulford.
Making its debut will be the videotape production
by the Cortez Village Historical Society, "Commercial
Fishing Through the Centuries." It will be shown ev-
ery hour during the festival at the Cortez Community
Center.
And music and dancing and entertainment, from
the Cortez Grand Ole Opry with famed fiddler "Goose"
Culbreath and the Anna Maria String Band and the
Sunshine Cloggers and Carl Wade and Something Spe-


In honor
of fishers
Volunteers
installed this
seven-foot-
high, 10-foot-
long bronze
memorial on
the Cortez
shore is
dedicated to
"Florida's
Commercial
Fishermen
Past, Present
and Future"
last year. The
statue honors
commercial
fishermen
who died at
sea or in war.
The sculpture
took John
Ward nine
months to
create.
Islander
Photo: J.L.
Robertson


cial and Richard Culbreath and Friends.
And food: All the varied luscious specialties of an
old-fashioned traditional culture, and some new. Espe-
cially the best-loved treat of all, past and present and
doubtless future, plentiful supplies of mullet, the fish
that made Cortez. It will be prepared in every way the
talented Cortez women have been able to develop over
the 110-plus years of the village's life.
The Mote Marine Laboratory mobile aquarium
will be there, along with booths showing the work of
many environmental groups. Fishing boat rides will
shove off from Cortez docks and cruise the bay.
A special display "Fishing Is Work" will be in the


old Fulford Fish House, tying in with the festival's
theme this year, "Fishing for You."
Special for young'uns will be the "touch tank" ar-
ranged by Cortez fishermen, live critters that are "kid-
friendly" and will prove it, said Karen Bell, festival
spokeswoman. And there is that petting zoo, pony
rides, a rock climb and more.
Raffles will reward lucky players with fishing
charters, dinners and other nautical favors, and the
grand prize of the quilt made by hand by Alice Gullett.
Admission is $2 per person, children under 12 free.
Parking is in the village, with the overflow at Coquina
Beach on Anna Maria Island served by a shuttle bus.


Cortez living history put on film


Hardworking Cortez fishers are depicted in the
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CORTEZ

CONNECTIONS

By Mary Fulford Green


Cortez Commercial Fishing
Festival coming up soon
It is Festival time again in the 114-year-old
Cortez Fishing Village. This is the 20th Commercial
Fishing Festival and the volunteers planning it say it
will be the best. It is definitely the place to be on
Feb. 16-17 for all neighbors, friends and visitors who
enjoy great seafood and a visit into the past. Cortez
is Florida as it was.
"Fishing for you" is the theme. A special feature
will be the showing of the documentary, "Commercial
Fishing Through the Centuries." It will be shown at the
Community Center.
PLEASE SEE CORTEZ, NEXT PAGE


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
They grew up with their history and made a lot of
history of their own, these humble stars of the new
Cortez video "Commercial Fishing Through the Cen-
turies."
The production will premiere the weekend of Feb.
16-17 during the 20th Cortez Commercial Fishing Fes-
tival. It will show hourly, a program that neatly fits its
length, a few minutes more than half an hour.
It was most of a year in the making but it's well
worth the wait, said Mary Fulford Green, Cortez native
and community leader who with artist/activist Linda
Molto acted as producer of the film. They got a $5,000
grant for it from the National Maritime Alliance and
enlisted the Film Club of Manatee Community College
for production.
It traces commercial fishing development for 6,000
years on this part of the Gulf Coast, starting with the
Caloosa Indians and running through the early Span-
ish and Cubans and then other Europeans and finally
the Americans from "up south" in Carolina who built
Cortez.
There are no "live" photos of those old Indians,
worse luck, but the depictions of their life and liveli-
hood are convincing. They ate and traded fish and
manatees and turtles until European guns and diseases
wiped out the native culture.
The film traces the development of the fishery and
fish camps here through the Spanish/Cuban heyday


until America acquired Florida from Spain in 1821.
Entrepreneurs sold dried mullet to Cuba for a penny
apiece.
Cortez became Cortez in 1896, renamed from
Hunters Point to give the post office a name not in use
elsewhere. Cap'n Billy (W.T.) Fulford and a handful of
others acquired land and built houses that are in many
cases still in use as homes today.
From then on it was work, work, work, fishing
from 5 a.m. far into the night every day while the fish
were running. Mostly mullet, though they mysteriously
vanished in 1929 and didn't come back until late in
World War II, Cortez surviving on other seafood.
They fished with multi-hook lines and with nets, a
way of life that lasted until 1995 when Florida voters
banned inshore net fishing. That could have killed
Cortez, but the villagers and their village fought off that
disaster as they had so many, and flourished again.
Perhaps the most fascinating thing about this fas-
cinating production is that the people who bring it to
life have themselves lived with and through their own
history. Many recall grandparents who pioneered the
village and its way of life. Most have made history
themselves over the years. Others still have it to make
as they age.
It's all there in "Commercial Fishing Through the
Centuries," and it will be a central feature during the
celebration in Cortez. It will be shown hourly in the
Cortez Community Center, just off the waterfront on
123rd Street Court.




THE ISLANDER U FEB. 6, 2002 M PAGE 27


Cortez Connections
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 26

Seafood and more will be provided by the 20 food
vendors. You will have to attend both days and begin
eating early to even sample all the delectable seafood
dishes. I do not know of anything that is not being
served, from alligator to conch, gumbo to octopus crab
cakes to mullet chowder and of course our own smoked
mullet. And you will want to try the best barbecue
around, the Greek specialties and the fantastic desserts.
The historical society is preparing 600 dishes of its fa-
mous strawberry shortcake.
The fifty artists who will be along the "Artist Bou-
levard" feature a nautical theme. You can buy every-
thing from hats to original artwork.
Entertainment along the waterfront will include
Richard Culbreath Group, Sunshine Express Cl.-. .
Carl Wade and Something Special and the Anna Maria
String Band.
The Festival provides the opportunity to learn
about the fishing industry. Some new exhibits include
the new Mote Marine Aquarium, and the FISH Pre-
serve. The Cortez Museum in the community center
building has been expanded. As always, this is the op-
portunity to purchase the three books on the history of
Cortez. There are some copies of the cookbook,
"What's Cooking in Cortez," available. These and
other products of the historical society will be sold out
of the Community Center.
The proceeds from the event will be used to make
the second payment on the purchase of FISH Preserve,
95 acres east of the 1912 school house. Preservation of
this most valuable estuarine ecosystem will increase
the supply of the fishery resources so that Cortez fish-
ermen can continue "Fishing for you." The inhabitants
of this area have been doing this for centuries, and cur-
rent residents have been doing it for 114 years.


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Fishing Through the Centuries." Islander Photo: J.L. Robertson.


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Weather, history: Blame it all on El Nino


Weather forecasters are predicting some good
news for us this year, but bad news for people on other
parts of the planet. Welcome back El Nino.
El Nino is one of those weird weather wonders that
proves just how interconnected things on Earth really
are. Remember that old story about a butterfly flapping
its wings in Africa causing floods in the U.S. Midwest?
Well, El Nino's occurrence in the Pacific Ocean im-
pacts the weather in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico,
dampening our hurricane activity.
Unfortunately, El Nino also tends to cause flood-
ing in parts of South America and droughts in the
midwestern United States.
Here's how it seems to work.
About every 12 years, normal east-to-west winds
in the Pacific do a 180-degree turn. The winds push
water across the equator to just off the coast of Peru.
The water is warmer than usual and changes the cli-
mate of the area to a wetter cycle. Since the switch
usually takes place during December, Peruvian fisher-
men tagged the abnormality El Nino for the Christ
Child.
OK, so the Pacific is a few degrees warmer than
usual. Big deal, right? Actually, it is a big deal.
Global weather changes occur during El Nino
years. Northern California, Oregon, Washington and
British Columbia have milder winters. The Eastern
United States has more rain in the spring, and Europe
has colder, more snowy winters.
Then things get really weird, as University of
Florida professor Cesar Caviedes explains in his book,
S"El Nino In History."
There was a severe El Nino in 1972-73. Peru at the
time was the major fishing nation in the world, reap-


ing nearly 12 million metric tons of anchovies a year.
When the waters off the coast got warmer, the fish
didn't spawn as usual. The anchovy haul for 1973 was
only 2.3 million tons.
Birds that fed on the fish died of the estimated
27.5 million seabirds that were around in 1970, only
1.8 million survived.
It took about 10 years for the fishery to come back
to pre-l1972 levels off Peru.
There was another interesting impact felt globally
because of that warm water off South America. Ancho-
vies were used mostly as fish meal for animals. No an-
chovies, no fish meal, no animal food. Soybeans were
a substitute, but since there hadn't been any real de-
mand for soy before, prices went up astronomically
until the plants were mass cultivated and are still a huge
cash crop for farmers.
That 1972-73 El Nino also plunged the African
continent into a huge drought. Thousands of people
starved to death because there were no crops.
Another frightening aspect of global weather
changes took place in 1993, another El Nino year, af-
ter heavy rain hit Southwestern America. The rain
caused grasses and plants to grow. Deer mice eat the


Ami's future better, but uncertain


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Ami has a long way to go and a lot of help to
get there. But no one knows where or how or what
has to happen along the way.
Ami, as in French for "friend" but pro-
nounced Amy, is the first pygmy sperm whale in
the world to survive as long as she has in captiv-
ity, and well-wishers are celebrating her first
birthday.
She is at Mote Marine Laboratory's Dolphin
and Whale Hospital, where she has been since
stranding with her mother at North Miami Beach
a year ago. She has been at Mote since Jan. 21,
2001. Her mother died within days of their arrival
here, apparently of a disease similar to the one that
killed two other adult whales the year before.
The problem is compounded by lack of data
about this breed of whale, said Dr. Charles
Manire, the Mote veterinarian who has been ba-
bying Ami along.
They are hard to observe in the wild, and most
are so sick by the time they get to a hospital they
can't be saved. "Ami is the first calf to survive this
long at our hospital or anywhere else in the
world," Manire said.
Ami was fairly healthy when she arrived here
with her mother, he said. He and his staff dupli-
cated mother's milk, helping build her immune
system.


She was 100 pounds when she stranded, weighs
350 now and is seven feet long. She eats 20 pounds
of squid a day in addition to the milk formula.
Last summer a male near her age named
Nemo joined her in her tank at the Mote
Aquarium, but he was moved out when he became
sick so researchers didn't have a chance to see the
two together for any useful time. Nemo soon died
from multiple organ failure.
Where Ami goes from here is not known.
Mote tries to send recovered animal patients to the
sea, but can't do that with Ami unless Manire can
get an older pygmy whale to "teach her how to be
a whale."
"We've taught her to eat the normal pygmy
whale diet of squid," he said, "but we can't teach
her to dive four or five thousand feet to catch her
own squid." It's highly improbable that an adult
teacher will show up.
So she likely will stay at Mote as the most
valuable research animal ever of her kind. That
means a much larger tank, Manire said, and that
means much more money. He and Mote are trying
to figure out where it might come from.
They need her as much as she needs them.
"We've learned more from her than all the others
of the species that we've ever seen," he said. "A
dozen or more scientific papers are likely to come
out of our work with her, and hopefully we'll learn
enough for a book."


plants and, with more food, the rodent population ex-
ploded 20-fold. Mice carry a virus that is fatal to hu-
mans, and many, many Navajos died as a result of the
Hanta virus.
Here's a quick history lesson, compliments of El
Nino.
Adolph Hitler's troops marched on Stalingrad in
the fall and winter of 1942, a strong El Nino year. It
started to snow in October. And snow. And snow. Ger-
many couldn't use air attacks or airplanes to supply the
troops, and the Russians were able to launch an offen-
sive that drove the Germans back and marked the be-
ginning of the end of World War II in Europe.
All because the Pacific Ocean was a few degrees
warmer than usual off Peru.

Snook season open
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linesiders caught in the Gulf of Mexico or off the
Florida Keys. The season will remain open until May,
when it closes again through the end of August.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion biologists have determined that Florida's Atlan-
tic and Gulf snook populations are "genetically distinct
and considered separate stocks, differing in their move-
ment patterns and growth rates. Excessive and grow-
ing fishing pressure on the Gulf Coast results in higher
snook mortality there than on the Atlantic coast, neces-
sitating the change to Gulf coast snook regulations only
at this time."
The legal slot limit for snook remains at 26-34
inches total length statewide, and all snook must be
landed in a whole condition. All anglers fishing under
a recreational license must also possess a $2 snook
permit. Use of any multiple-pronged hook with live or
dead natural bait to harvest snook is prohibited. It is
illegal to buy or sell snook in Florida.

Cell phone-cranks
There's a new twitch on an old trick a hand-
crank to charge up the battery on your cell phone.
Motorola has come up with a new windup charger
for cellular telephones. The $65 gizmo has a handle
you crank, and 45 seconds of muscle power gives you
about five minutes of talk time and several hours of
standby time. It also comes with a built-in flashlight.
Apparently the FreeCharge, as it's called, has been
on the drawing board for a while awaiting technologi-
cal advances to make it small enough to appeal to those
of us with really, really small cell phones. It's about the
size of a medium-sized cell phone.
The FreeCharge currently only works with
Motorola phones, but new models are due out in April
that will work with most cell phones.
Perhaps a new tool to add to your hurricane sur-
vival kit?

Sandscript factoid
The Pacific Ocean holds three-fifths of all the wa-
ter masses on Earth. At its widest from Panama to
the Celebes Sea it is 11,447 miles. The Atlantic
Ocean, by contrast, at its widest is 4,200 miles.




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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,
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THE ISLANDER M FEB. 6, 2002 0 PAGE 29


Offshore grouper action remains hot


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Offshore grouper action remains hot and headlines
the week's fishing report. There are also some of those
big amberjack out in the Gulf.
In the backwater, sheepshead and redfish seem to
be the best bets, although there are reports of snook and
pompano being boated.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said he's getting
charters onto pompano, trout, bluefish, redfish, sheep-
shead and a few small snook.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said grou-
per fishing offshore remains hot, while snapper action is
"still OK." Whitebait are starting to show up, but Bill
advised shrimp as the best bait, although DOA or Cotee
jigs are also turning the fish on, especially trout.
Capt. Curt Morrison and Capt. Ryan Hackney
on the Neva-Miss said offshore fishing is as good as it
gets right now. He's getting grouper to 20 pounds and
lots of triggerfish, lane snapper, porgies and amberjack.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business said his
backwater trips last week produced sheepshead up to
4 pounds, trout and redfish.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach said he was able to put his charters onto
some good-sized redfish from around the docks in the
bay plus plenty of trout on the seagrass flats.
Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
wade fishers are catching lots of keeper-sized trout on
the seagrass flats, plus a few slot-limit redfish and some
small snook. Offshore, trolling for grouper is Lee's best
bet to fill the coolers.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
there's whitebait near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.
Trout and sheepshead are being reeled in near Rattle-
snake Point, and redfish are being caught in Terra Ceia
Bay. A few snapper are also starting to show up.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said the high-
lights of the week for pier anglers were bluefish, sheep-
shead, small snook and a few keeper-sized redfish.
At the Anna Maria City Pier, fishers are getting
sheepshead to 4 pounds, plus Spanish mackerel at dusk.
Flounder are also responding to shrimp.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he's been fishing Longbar Point, Tidy Island
and along the Intracoastal Waterway, catching snook
to 29 inches, redfish to 24 inches, trout up to 19 inches
and sheepshead to 5 pounds using shrimp or Cotee jigs.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide out of
Holmes Beach said he's been catching red and gag
grouper to 25 pounds, lane and mangrove snapper up
to 4 pounds, and amberjack to 50 pounds.
On my boat Magic we went offshore last week,
bringing back six grouper from 22 to 32 inches in
length, plus lots of triggerfish and a few sheepshead.
Capt. Mike Heistand is a 20-year fishing guide. Call
him at 779-9607 to provide a fishing report. Pictures of
your catch are also welcome and may be dropped off at
The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Please
include identification for persons in the picture along with
information on the catch and a name and phone number
for more information. Pictures may be retrieved once they
appear in the paper.

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Power squadron sponsoring
boat-safety course
The Anna Maria Island Power Squadron will
host a Boat Smart safety course from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 9, at 1200 71st St. N.W., Bradenton.
The course covers state laws, safety, weather,
boat handling and distress signals. Squadron of-
ficials said completion of the course can result in
lower insurance rates. Fee is $27, including ma-
terials and lunch. Details may be obtained at 778-
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Island Business


Island Home
Arnold Bagwell of Island Home Repair. Islander
Photo: Rick Catlin
Maintain your Island home
Island Home Maintenance at 770 N. Shore
Drive in Anna Maria is looking for a few good homes
to fix up. Owner Arnold Bagwell, with nearly 20 years
experience, has just opened his home repair business
and he's already done a lot of work for rental-unit
owners who need "quality fixing" after a tenant moves
out or before the season starts. The company does
plumbing, tile, small appliances, carpentry, drywall and
masonry, to name just a few specialties. Bagwell, who
has been coming to the Island since he was 12 years
old, says no job is too small. For further information,
call 779-0931 or 447-0148.

Pet store for the Island
Bark and Meow, the closest pet store to Anna


Maria Island, has just opened for business at 12518
Cortez Road, just across the Cortez Bridge. Owners
Johnathon and Greg Bell and Jerry Gorsline bring
more than 15 years experience in pet care and groom-
ing from their parents' operation in California. Bark
and Meow offers full-service grooming for dogs and
cats, in addition to a complete line of tropical fish, ex-
otic animals, reptiles, and birds. They also provide
plenty of free and loving advice on pet care. For fur-
ther information, call 761-9360.


Kevin Darke at Longboat Framing Gallerie. Islander
Photo: Rick Catlin

Famous framing in Longboat
Kevin and Emma Darke took over the
Longboat Framing Gallerie in the Whitney Plaza
on Longboat Key last August and are slowly but
surely turning the shop into a true artist's gallery.
The couple are bringing in a lot of new work by na-
tional and international artists and creating space for
exhibiting that work. The gallery also features a
number of fine driftwood sculpture pieces. Kevin,
who was a professional portrait artist in Great Brit-


ain for 17 years, is developing a studio at the shop
for portrait work as there has been a lot of interest
from the community. They still do picture framing
and longtime framer Tina is still at the shop. An
added bonus for the Anna Maria Elementary School
is that Kevin and Emma donate 10 percent of any
picture framing done for an Island resident to the
school. Call 383-8914 to get the latest on frames, art
and exhibits.


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Oswald Trippe and Company insurance in Ft.
Myers was recently named as the company's 2001,
Community Service Award winner. She participated
in several community projects in 2001 to help se-
niors, students and abused women and children. She
is a United Way Keel-Club member and mentors a
13-year-old student through Big Brothers/Big Sis-
ters. She also participated in the American Cancer
Society's 2001 Relay for Life. Atchison joined the
company in 1995.


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THE ISLANDER M FEB. 6, 2002 M PAGE 31


Two Chefs transform home dining to fine dining


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
The best seats in the house to enjoy Anna Maria
Island's best-kept dining secret are in your own dining
room. Bill O'Neal and Jason Morell's Two Chefs Per-
sonal Chef Services bring all the pleasures of dining out
to your home.
Rather than fighting traffic to get to the grocery
store or a restaurant where you may wait in long lines
during season, these two chefs will shop for you and,
best of all, armed with their own pots and pans, they
come to your kitchen and prepare dinner.
Customers can choose meals from an extensive
menu or supply their own favorite family recipe.
"We try to recreate grandma's recipe as much as
we can," said Morell.
Between the two, Morell and O'Neal can cook up
a meal to please just about anyone. Their cooking ex-
pertise covers a vast array of ethnic foods including
Mediterranean, Cajun, Pan-Asian and Tex-Mex. The
only thing they say they don't do is "fast food."
O'Neal and Morell met in Little Rock, Ark., where
they both began working in the restaurant business as
teenagers.
The two both pursued degrees in culinary arts from
Florida Culinary Institute in Boca Raton and have trav-
eled extensively working in restaurants.
Work took the chefs on separate paths until O'Neal
eventually settled into ajob at Beach Bistro in Holmes
Beach. Ready to leave New Orleans and return to the
beach, it wasn't long before Morell joined O'Neal on
Anna Maria to open their own business.
"Time is money," said Morell and O'Neal. With
their service, customers have more time free from
cooking and save money by eating at home. According
to the chefs, their service is less expensive than eating
out and provides more leftovers.
"We provide top-notch service as well as cook-
ing," said O'Neal. "We set up, serve and clean. We
don't just drop food off."
"Yeah, we're not 'meals on wheels.' Our custom-
ers like coming home to the smell of food. Dinner
should always be a time to get together and have fun,"
said Morell. "It's not just a way to sustain life. Ameri-
cans try to get it over with too quickly."
Both chefs grew up cooking at home. O'Neal was
making his own brownies before-he was in grade
school and Morell said he also enjoyed spending time
in the kitchen while growing up on a farm.
For them cooking is not much of 'job, it's some-
thing they love to do and they have a good time doing
it together.
"We can grunt, growl.and raise an eyebrow and
know what the other means to say," said O'Neal. "We
get along easily."
In addition to providing home-cooked packages,
O'Neal and Morell offer cooking demonstrations and
catering for parties.
With a background in nutrition, the two are also
able to work with clients who have special dietary
needs.
"We don'tjust go to school to cook," O'Neal said.
"Nutrition, sanitation, management it was all part of
our education." O'Neal is also a certified food-safety
manager.
Setting them apart from their competition, they
said, is the fact that they shop for their ingredients the
same day they come to cook for you and put your needs
and concerns first.
"We don't put on a show to look or be the best,"
said O'Neal, "We do our best."
They can be reached by phone at 778-4523, or
online at www.two-chefs-catering.com.


Two chefs
Armed with pots and
pans, Bill O'Neal
and Jason Morell of
Two Chefs Personal
Chef Services, make
home-cooked meals
a happy alternative
to eating out by
cooking your favorite
meals for you in the
comfort of your own
home.


Sample fine dining at
Two Chefs Personal Chef Services offer a
wide range of menu items that you can enjoy at
home. The service offers to prepare meals in the
home, which can be packaged individually and
warmed up later.
Sample menus include:
Seared scallops with saffron cream, steamed
asparagus with risotto milanaise.
Quail with cornbread stuffing, string beans
and potato-leek soup.
Ribeye smothered in mushrooms, creamed
spinach and garlic mashed potatoes.
Beef Bourguignonne on egg noodles and
crime of roasted-garlic soup.
Customers can also pick and choose from a list


home with Two Chefs
of items to create their own menu package, or even
provide their own recipes.
A single person may have 10 meals, including
10 entrees and side dishes, prepared for $175, plus
the cost of groceries. Cost for a 10-meal package
for two is $275.
A five-entree package is also available as well
as accommodations for bigger groups.
Aside from the packages, barbecues, custom
parties, specialty trays and business parties, in-
home cooking instruction is available.
Both chefs live in Bradenton Beach. They ar-
range orders by phone at 778-4532, or e-mail
pmorell@tampabay.rr.com. You can also visit
their Web site at www.two-chefs-catering.com.





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Travelers


La dolce vita
Julie and Michael Royal check the Island's news and Italy's past at the Colosseum in Rome while on a Euro-
pean trip. She is broker-at SunCoast Real Estate, Holmes Beach.


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At Waikiki
Dee Flanagan of Holmes Beach and son Robert
catch up on Anna Maria Island news during a pause
while strolling on Waikiki Beach in Hawaii.



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.


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GM33
Chairman s Circle
440 Gulf of Mexico Drive,
Longboat Key, Florida 34228
941.383.7591
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Roomy 4BR/3BA furnished unit at Sunbow Bay. 2BR, bath
and family room downstairs make this ideal for visiting family
and friends. Deck overlooks lagoon. Heated pool, tennis,
enclosed carport and availability ofshopping, restaurants and
the beach add to your Island enjoyment. Pat Thompson,
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619 Ivanhoe Lane ........... $629,000

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

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

623 Key Royale Drive ........ $559,000

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

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

621 Concord Lane .. NEW $499,000

ISLAND HOMES
CONDOS & LOTS

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

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

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

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

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

Waters Edge #208N ........ $399,000

Sun Plaza West #106... NEW $372,500

214 83rd Street...... NEW $359,000

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
PROPERTIES

9915 Manatee Avenue.. $1,495,000

Sports Bar & Restaurant.... $170,000
(business only)

5704 Marina Dr ............ $695,000
(property only)


ANNA MARIA



REAL ESTATE, LLC


Gloria Schorpp Helen White Mary Ann Schmidt
DIRECT GULFFRONT CONDO
3BR/2BA turnkey furnished Gulfplace condo. Walk out
to gorgeous white sandy beach in prime Holmes Beach
area. Lighted tennis, heated pool and great rental history.
Call to view. Exclusively shown. $769,000.
ISLAND FAMILY HOME
4BR/2BA in Holmes Beach. Family room, fireplace, eat-
in kitchen, deck, outdoor shower, storage/workshop, close
to beach and shopping. $429,000.
PERICO ISLAND
2BR/2BA Perico Island. Just listed! Excellent con-
dition. Screened porch, two-car garage. Short drive
to beach and shopping. $225,000.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX PLUS
2BI/2BA, 2BR/1BA plus IBR/1BA guest quarters.
Freshly painted and beautifully landscaped. Double
lot, short walk to beach, restaurants and shops.
Generates good income. $398,800.




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Julie Gilstrap-Royal Patti Mariijeren

ANNUAL RENTALS
Perico Bay Club 2BR/2BA villa,
pool, garage $1,100 month
Runaway Bay 1BR/1BA, pool, tennis $700 month
1BR/1BA duplex $525 month

SEASONAL RENTALS
Condominiums and Homes Weekly/Monthly
from $500 week / $1000 month

779-0202 (800) 732-6434
ANNA MARIA

MLS AN
M S REAL ESTATE, LLC

Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 www.suncoastinc.com


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1995 TIGER SHARK/Monte Carlo Ski Jet and
Raven trailer. Good condition, $2,000. Original
owner, call 778-4531.
FUTON: All oak, honey finish, no metal, mission
frame, nine-layer foam mattress. Still in box. Cost
was $525, will sell for $325. Can deliver, 761-2344.
TWO TICKETS to the hottest show in town! Kenny
Rogers, Friday, Feb. 8, Van Wezel. Row nine, seats
11 and 12. $110 for both tickets. Call 779-1045.
VISIT NIKI'S ISLAND Treasures new sale room.
Gifts, jewelry, collectibles, designer clothes. 40 to
90-percent off. Niki's Island Treasures, 5351 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach.
U.S. MINT SEALED BAGS of 100 Anthony dollars.
1979 and 1980 Philadelphia, Denver, San Fran-
cisco. $125 per bag. 792-4274.


PURSUANT F.S. 83.805 notice of disposition for
non-payment of the contents of unit #19 (furnishings
and personal belongings), Geoff Wall, 413 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria FL 34216. Items shall be donated
15 days from this publication.
WANTED: OLD SILVER flatware and serving
pieces, old lighting fixtures, paintings and furniture.
Call Ed or Christine, 726-2165 or 364-8444.


MOVING SALE SATURDAY, Feb. 9, 9am-5pm.
Tools, outdoor maintenance, all exterior ladder,
household goods, cameras, sewing items, turtle
collection, high chair, stroller, some furniture. 509
Bayview Drive, Holmes Beach.


c- A UfiLAL R.EN1TAL6'
1BR/1BA Gull View $610/monlh
2BR!2BA Anna Maria $750.'month
2BRi1.5BA Holmes Beach $825,monih
2BR!2BA Bradenron Condo wipool $850'monlh





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NEW CONSTRUCTION

THE VILLAGE
AT HOLMES BEACH
LUXURY CONDO TOWNHOUSES
MODEL NOW OPEN
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S3BR/2BA
S 1,700 sq.ft. Living Area
'Heated Pool
Large Private Garage
Elevator Available
Steps to Beach/Shopping
Starting at $375,000
Developer Pays Closing Costs
The Village at Holmes Beach Development, LLC
Call: Jon Tipton, 941-779-9464
VISIT US AT
WWW.ABOUTTHEVILLAGES.COM
Planning & Design General Contractor
Ai 2 C||7Mike
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ESTATE SALE SATURDAY, Feb. 9, Numbers at
8am. Antiques, glass, china, nautical, jewelry, furni-
ture, secretary desk, sleeper sofa, Windsor chairs,
tall clock, household, Mercedes Station Wagon. 317
Hardin Ave., Anna Maria.
CORAL SHORES SIXTH annual yard sale. Satur-
day, Feb. 9, 8am 1pm.
SATURDAY, FEB. 9, 8am-2pm. Toys, bikes, rac-
coon trap, collectibles, household items, clothes.
101 48th St., Holmes Beach.
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.


CRITTER SITTER Six years in pet care, 21 years as
an Island resident. Tender, loving care for your pets
with in-home visits. 778-6000.
DACHSHUND adoption and rescue (D.A.R.E.). Call
Shona at 761-2642 for information.
www.daretorescue.com.


1996 MERCURY MARQUIS excellent condition,
leather interior, carriage top, 69,000 miles. $7,995.
Call 778-6791, leave message.
WANTED! Good, clean used car for World War II
vet! Age OK, as long as it is clean. 778-1626.


HOIST FOR WAVERUNNER electric, 1,400-lbs. capac-
ity. Three months old, used six times. $1,200. 779-2145.






GA

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



3f,2 edebrock
REAL ESTATE COMPANY
SHOREWALK CONDO
Beautiful 2B2BR/2A, community pool, ten-
nis, clubhouse. Close to shopping, dining
Robert St. Jean and the beach. Robert St. Jean, 778-0700.
Serving Anna Maria Island for more than 50 years!
3224 East Bay Dr., Holmes Beach
778-0700 1-800-749-6665 www.wedebrock.com





arina Pointe

Realty Co.


314 Pine Avenue Anna Maria
(941) 779-0732 Toll Free: (866) 779-0732
Island Properties For Sale
Island Cafe/Business Only ......................$75,000
Sun Plaza West condo............................ $425,000
Island West (LBK) Gulffront condo. ........ $525,000
2BR/2BA bayfront home with 3BR/2BA
guest house. Income opportunity .......... $897,000
Monthly Rentals
Available for the 2002 Season
2BR/1BA Ground-level duplex ............... $1,500 mo
2BR/1 BA Single-family home................. $1,900 mo
Annual Rentals
3BR/2BA Pool home in Palma Sola Park ... $1,200 mo.

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1975, 13-6, BOSTON WHALER with 40-HP, Mari-
ner Center Console, great for flats fishing. $2,500,
or best offer. Also, 2-HP. Evinrude like new, $350.
778-0405.
BOAT/TRAILER STORAGE/DOCKAGE. Vacation
or long term. Private ramp, wash-down areas. Min-
utes to Intracoastal, Gulf, restaurants, bait. Captain
John's Marina. 792-2620. Bottom painting, rentals.
PRIVATE CHARTERS. Fishing, "snorkeling,
sightseeing, Egmont Key. U.S.C.G. License. Cap-
tain Keith Barnett. 778-3526 or 730-0516.


MY NAME is Sarah, I am 13 years old, and babysit
pets and children. Charge $3 per pet and $5 per
child. Call 778-7622 or 778-7611.


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


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HOURS: Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5
Direcons: From U.S. 41, travel west on Monatee
Avenue (SR 64) and across Polma Solo Ccxseway
to Perco Island. Town & Country Perico
wi be on the left.
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RECREATION AIDE NEEDED at the Island Com-
munity Center in Anna Maria. Flexible days, part-
time hours: Monday-Friday, 4:30-9pm, half day Sat-
urday. Must be dependable, responsible and a team
player in a positive environment. Salary $7-$9/hour.
Call Tom Moore at 778-1908.

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.

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

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

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.


CNA, COMPANIONS, HHA, homemakers, sitters.
Need immediate -he(p, 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.

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.


SMoving In?

Moving Out?

Moving Up?

Call Karen Day
778-6696
Evenings: 779-2237
Mike Norman Realty, inc.
3101 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach


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

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.

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

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.

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 knowledge of
stock options. Let me share my experience with you
to give your assets more earning power.

MANICURES, PEDICURES and Tammy Taylor
.Acrylics. For an appointment, please call Mardi,
704-5543.

INCOME TAX SERVICE: Individuals and small busi-
nesses. All states. Ohio and Michigan our special-
ties. Call Pat, Kenney Tax Service, 761-8156.



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.





( /edebrock
REAL ESTATE COMPANY
HOLMES BEACH Imagine Island living in
this charming 2BR/2BA, home with attached
garage. Modern eat-in kitchen, large lot.
$335,000. Becky Smith or Elf Starrett, 778-
0700.
3224 East Bay Dr., Holmes Beach
778-0700 1-800-749-6665 www.wedebrock.com


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ONLY STEPS TO BEACH, this property includes 2BR/
1BA, great room design with attached garage including
utility hookup plus 1BR/1BA private unit with it's own
garage. Ideal for family with mother or teenager desiring
their own space! Almost 2,000 sq.ft. total with lots of
potential and quiet location! Asking $435,000 and
owner's terms include only 6% interest! Call today!

Additional Gulf side and Gulffront properties
available, call for further details!



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


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Lw Hauling By the cut or by the month.
AL Lan We Monitor Irrigation Systems
service INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
778-1345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
Established in 1983

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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
IIII Replacement Doors and Windows
SSteven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
S 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
SFred 752-7758 Cellular 545-6141 W

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

~ (941) 778-6066


CLEAN WINDOWS
SWouldn't that be nice! We'll make your glass gleam!
I (941) 715-0399
Local, licensed, insured!
Chris' Window Cleaning


Retractable Patio Awnings
eMotorized Operation
*Instant Shade & Rainblock ol a| y
*Roll up when not in use
Free Quote: 1-888-722-0090


PRESSURE CLEANING
Native Floridian serving your area to help
keep your home bright and beautiful!
Call 941-358-5992









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


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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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. Life-
time warranty. Call Island resident Keith Bamett for a
free in-home consultation. Many Island references, 15
years experience. 941-778-3526 or 730-0516.

TILE TILE TILE. All variations of ceramic tile sup-
plied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt, re-
liable, many Island references. Call Neil, 726-3077.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.


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

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



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

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

SEASONAL HOLMES BEACH 2BR. Available Feb.
24 and forward. 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.

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. 1 BR and 2BR. Very nice,
quiet with beautiful view. Steps to Gulf. Available now
through May. Non-smoking, no pets. 778-7107.

HAVE THE FLORIDA West Coast white sand beach
at your door. Beautiful 2BR condo, unit 6, at Via
Roma, Bradenton Beach. Available Jan..?5-Feb. 1,
2003, (occupancy limit 6). Pool, hot tub, gas grill.
furnished with full kitchen and housekeeping.
$1,400/week. (931) 788-5166, .. or
Young8590@ citlink.net


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Residential Interior Exterior Pressure Washing
Roof Coating Insured 29 Years Experience
Rick Tanner 941-798-6985
4203 76th St. W., Bradenton, FL 34209-





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CALL US FOR A FREE ESTIMATE
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VACATION RENTALS: Seasonal and annual. Call
Wedebrock rental office 778-6665 or (800) 749-
6665. www.wedebrock.com.

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/1 BA, 2400 Ave. C.
Cable, water, appliances, washer/dryer provided.
Solar-heated pool. Mike Norman Realty, 778-6696.

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

SEASONAL COTTAGE: 200 feet to beach. Spa-
cious 1BR, sleeps four. Near pier, restaurants. Pet
maybe. $500 week/$1,400 month. Available March-
April 2002. 778-8571.

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

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

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.
WATERFRONT BEACH HOME available all winter.
Turnkey furnished, upscale Key West style. Sweep-
ing panoramic iews. Pets on approval. $2,300/
month. 794-5980. Website: www.divefish.com.
DUPLEX 1BR/1BA 5625 Gulf Drive. Seasonal
$1,600/mofith, annual $700 month, $700 security.
Water and garbage, no pets. 778-5114.
VACATION AND SEASONAL RENTALS: View Gulf
2BR/2BA, split, $2,900; Longboat Village, 3BR/2BA,
pet OK. $2,900. Perico Bay Villa, 2BR/2BA, March,
$2,400; Palma Sola townhouse, pool, $2,200. Real
Estate Mart, 756-1090.
1BR/1BA, LARGE screened lanai. $650, first/last
rent. Near Rod and Reel Pier. 778-2153.

RELOCATING TO ISLAND, May 2002. Female, lo-
cal references, seek year-round shared rental in
2BR house or apartment in Bradenton Beach area.
Will consider single occupancy to $800/month. All
locations a mile or less of 7th Street (north or south
Bradenton Beach. Rental from owner only, with air
conditioning, cable, pool, preferred. Call (800) 521-
0227, extension 437, Ms. Miller or email:
mariem @ busjour.com.


COUPLE LOOKING FOR waterview rental, 2BR/
2BA, for Jan. March, 2003. Martinique or equal.
Call 778-3432. After Feb. 28 call (203) 454-0444.
1BR/1BA APARTMENT available Feb. 15 until
March 18. $550/weekly. Nice! 778-7934.
SEASONAL WITH BOAT dock. Holmes Beach,
beautifully furnished 2BR/2BA, balcony, screen
porch, garage. Tropical and private, available Feb-
ruary. $650/week, $2,000/month. 776-1789.

HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL. 2BR/2BA, very clean,
garage, screen lanai, porch, boat dock. Nice quiet
area. Non smoking, no pets. 776-1789.



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.

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

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

HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX 2BR/2BA and 3BR/
2BA. Double-car garage. Walk to beach. View of
bay. $325,000. 206 Peacock Lane. 779-9074.

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. $265,000.Call 778-0998.

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.
FOR SALE BY OWNER Beautiful bayfront condo in
Bradenton Beach, 2BR/2BA, turnkey furnished,
pool, elevator, updated, close to everything.
$244,500. (941) 761-3001; jvideo2001 @aol.com.

HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA, family room, garage,
large lot, zoned R-3. $349,000. Call Fred Flis Real
Estate Mart, 756-1090.

11324 PERICO ISLE Circle, immediate availability.
Four years old, 3BR/2BA, two-car garage. Appoint-
ment only, 792-5372.


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SEE THE GULF from this beautiful, spotless 2BR/2BA,
split with elevator. $299,900. Real Estate Mart, 756-1090.

CONDO WITH FULL WATERVIEW. Top floor, 2BR/
2BA, completely furnished for convenience of buyer.
$269,000. Boat docks, fishing, tennis and two heated
pools. Across street from all shopping, next to doctors,
one and half blocks to beach. Under building parking,
elevators and garden paradise. 778-1120.

4BR/2BA, Anna Maria, across from bay. 811 Bay
Blvd. South. $629,000. By appointment, 778-0405.


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


REALTORS


KEY ROYALE. Delightful 3BR/2BA home in pristine condition.
Enjoy the direct view down canal, past pool and 47 ft. dock
and lift. Golf? Out the front door! Entirely tiled, white ceramic
except bedrooms. Upgrades include windows, heat/AC,
domed kitchen, pool and spa, bath, security, storage.
$599,000. For information call Judy Duncan, Broker, 778-
1589 eves.
SINGLE FAMILY LOT on North Longboat Key in a nine-home
subdivision on 6.53 acres. Community heated pool and spa,
assigned boat docks and within walking distance to the Gulf
of Mexico. No bridge obstruction to the Intracoastal waterway.
$273,900. Carol Williams, Broker, 744-0700 eves.
A A -


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
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PINEBROOK 2BR/2BA. Golf course views from this top
floor condo. Upgrades, beautiful condition, many ameni-
ties. Wagner Realty, owner/agent direct, 795-8065.

HISTORIC OLD TOWN, 200-feet to beach. 3BR/
2BA, home with two rental units. Valuable income
property. $425,000. Call 778-8571.




REAL ESTATE COMPANY
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Sailboat water.
Sail your boat to your own private Island
retreat 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.wedebrock.com

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


THE COCONUT APARTMENTS
These four enchanting bungalows have been recently
refurbished and updated! Located just steps from the
sparkling Gulf of Mexico, this charming, lushly land-
scaped complex is arranged around a private heated
swimming pool. Amenities include a new roof, two cozy
brick fireplaces, attractive white wicker and Florida
rattan furnishings upholstered in cheerful tropical prints
and fabrics and new ceiling fans, carpeting and ce-
ramic tiled floors. Enjoy the barefoot Island lifestyle and
retire with income on unpretentious Anna Maria Island!
Priced at $798,500.
Visit our Web site at www.betsyhills.com


OPEN SUNDAY, FEB 10, 12:30PM. Tropical hideaway
2BR/1BA condo, garage, $152,000. 315 58th St. Karen
Day, Mike Norman Realty, 779-2237.
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, Feb. 10, 1-4pm. 871 North Shore
Drive, Anna Maria. Bayfront 2BR/2BA home, plus 3BR/2BA
guesthouse. Listed at $897,000. Call Carla Price, Realtor at
Marina Pointe Realty Company for details, 779-0732.


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AND
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ISLAND SPECIALISTS

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Call anytime for a consultation.


678 Key Royale Drive
3BP/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. $4,55000.
Please call 778-6805 for appointment.


ISLAND DOLL HOUSE This fantastic 2BR home
is located in a quiet neighborhood in north Holmes
Beach. Open floor plan with tile floors in great
condition. Separate deeded boat slip only steps
away. This is not a "drive-by". Easy to see. Just
listed at $284,900.










AFFORDABLE ISLAND LIVING This spacious
condo in central Holmes Beach has it all! Large
bedroom, two screened porches, eat-in kitchen
and pool on site. Short walk to the beach. Offered
at $189,000, "as-is".

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Beautiful canalfront lot in Anna Maria.


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S. .- Lic. Real Estate Broker


SGranny's Beach Vacation Inc.
409 Pine Ave., Anna Maria
S 778-01235 email: PatStaebler@aol.com


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LOT! Lowest priced lot- 4806 of Gulf Drive,
available at $165,.00. Can build up to 2,500
sq.ft. (AC'd living space) home. BONUS bay
and Gulf views from roof deck! Lot has fruit
and palm trees and is close school. Survey
-ad info on' site at 4806 Gulf Drive.
GULFFRONT 2BR/2BA condo has beautiful
Gulf and beach views, granite countertops, new
tile/carpet, pool, tennis. 70% renovated, pick
your colors now. Unit is available for $405,000.
5300 Gulf Drive, Martinique North Unit 102.
BAYVIEW 2BR/2BA, ground floor condo is be-
ing completely remodeled, just steps to pool and
tennis. Granite counters, new tile and carpet
throughout, 200 sq.ft. bonus outdoor living area
plus screened lanai. $274,900. 701 Manatee
Ave., Westbay Cove South, Unit 703.

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VACATION
RENTALS

Capri Condo
2BR beachfront
$1,300/week

VACATION South Bay Inn
CONNECTION 1BR & 2BR
LONGBUOATKBY UDO $750 $1,100/week
HOK -t COKI MM, 1110M
3720 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228
387-9709 800 469-4852
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I ANNA MARIA GULF FRONT HOME


Don't miss this completely redesigned home
consisting of 3BR/2BA on the first floor and
expansive master suite upstairs with panoramic
Gulf views. This spectacular home is nestled
among sea oats and sand dunes on the North
End of Anna Maria. Truly in a class by itself. Of-
fered at $1,200,000.

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


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







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.


THE ISLANDER U FEB. 6, 2002 U PAGE 39

"WALK WITH ME..."
in paradise at


I can make your
island dreams come true.
ED OLIVEIRA
REALTOR
Sales & Rentals Since 1981
Office 778-4800 Cell
S705-4800
I 5201 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach,
Fl 34217



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.


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


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







40 STEPS TO THE BEACH! Architecturally
designed, quality home. Immaculate 3BR/2BA
with loft and undercover parking for 5! Great lot,
plus room for a pool. Call Denise Fleese at
504-5211.


COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES
Prime Ellenton location, 40 acres zoned MHP for 240 pads. $1,350,000.
Downtown Sarasota, 3.28 acres plus 50,000 sq.tt.
retail building on Main Street $7,500,000.
SIndustrial Flex building with 20,000 sq.ft. at Port Manatee, $985,000.
SMarina with 34 slips and building with approximately 5,000 sq.ft., $2,400,000.
Call Jane Grossman or Nicole Skaggs at 778-4800 or 778-4451.


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18 Wanting
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21 You shouldn't get them
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24 Polynesian carving
25 Commodious
26 "Roseanne" broadcaster
27 "Not on _"
28 Oh-so-dainty
29 Company co-founded
by Spielberg
30 "Evita" role
32 Punter
34 Golfer Ballesteros
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38 An author might give it
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39 "Gross!"
40 Short time
41 Suet's source
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everything on the menu?
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48 Bow
49 "Far out!"
50 Council of_
(Venetian tribunal)
51 Dessert that's easy to
prepare?
54 Butts into
58 Finalizes, in a way
59 Left behind


60 Long beat?
62 Formerly
63 Express
64 Garden tool
67 Germany's Dortmund-
Canal
68 Unburdened
69 Be saucy
72 One of the Furies
74 A goodly number
75 More twinkly
77 Appetizer that diverts
attention from the main
menu?
79 Number of years Horace
lived
80 Sitcom set in Baltimore
82 Big section in a dictionary
83 Marsh plants
84 Amenity that keeps the
restaurant in business?
89 Quaint contraction
90 Sugar Loaf Mountain site
91 In medias
92 Burns writing
93 Bold and outspoken


94 Ices
96 Hawser
98 Conductor Anderson
100 Puts up
102 Dimbulbs
103 Early Yucatan dweller
104 Steamy place
107 She sang "Sweet Dreams
(Of You)"
108 Overlook
109 Fruit dish that's not
available ... though no
one wanted it anyway?
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sake
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6 Engine booster
7 Like some butcher blocks
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9 "What's the idea?!"
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be trouble?
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14 Pretended
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incomparable?
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19 Milk purchase
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29 Cross of old
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you might say
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a mess?
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category
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44 Particulars
45 Contact, e.g.


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work
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done on it
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need
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Rose Schnoerr NW Braderlton,
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