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Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992) ( February 13, 2002 )

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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
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Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: February 13, 2002

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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Manatee -- Anna Maria
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00074389/00546

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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 13, 2002

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

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Skimming the news ... Anna Maria Island map in this edition, page 20.


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IslaBaketball hereers, page 30.
Basketball cheers, page 30.


"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"


Volume 10, no. 14, Feb. 13, 2002 FREE


Island beach renourishment delayed again


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Seems like no major project ever starts on time on the
Island and beach renourishment is no exception.
To the surprise of absolutely no one on the Island,
officials of Great Lakes Dredge and Dock, the company
awarded the contract by Manatee County for the Island
beach renourishment project, have forecast yet another
delay for the start of the project. This latest delay comes
just two weeks after a previously announced setback.
GLDD is now looking at a March start date when
it was supposed to begin Jan. 31, according to informa-
tion received from GLDD by county eco-systems man-



SueLynn


captures Anna


Maria mayor's


position
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
SueLynn, the lady with only one name, will now
have only one job for the next two years: mayor of
Anna Maria.
In a remarkably high voter turnout on Tuesday,
Feb. 12, SueLynn soundly defeated Tom Skoloda, the
city's current vice mayor, by a vote of 582 to 234, or
71 percent of the 816 votes cast. The vote total was 54
percent of the city's 1,523 registered voters, including
49 absentee ballots.
"I think the city has spoken," said SueLynn after
the results were announced. "What I heard is that vot-
ers want a new image of the city and I'm going to try
to mix the old with the new."
She said she will announce her vice mayor choice at
her first city commission meeting Thursday.
Skoloda was gracious in defeat, congratulating
SueLynn and promising to continue to work for the
good of the city.
"I congratulate SueLynn and want to thank my
supporters," he said.
According to voters, it was more out of frustra-
tion with Skoloda's two-year term on the commis-
sion than with any major difference in platforms or
issues between the two candidates. Skoloda battled
constantly with then Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh and
in a bitter fight that voters remembered, was able to
wrest chairmanship of city commission meetings
from Deffenbaugh in a 3-2 vote.
Voters polled as they exited Anna Maria City
Hall said they were exasperated by the bad public-
ity brought on by the battle Skoloda had with
Deffenbaugh.
"Skoloda showed he didn't know how to work
with people," said one exit voter. "We just want a re-
turn of a normal commission."
But supporters of Skoloda took a different view.
"He was just trying for good government and he was
made out to be the bad guy." said a Skoloda supporter.
The new mayor will be sworn in at a 6:30 p.m. cer-
emony Thursday, Feb. 14, along with new commis-
sioners John Quam and Chuck Webb, who take office


ager Charlie Hunsicker, who heads up the project for
the county.
In mid-February, GLDD postponed the state to a
late February-early March date.
Phone calls to the offices of GLDD in Chicago
were not returned by press time.
But GLDD is apparently planning to start some day.
Hunsicker said his information is that GLDD ex-
pects to finish its Fire Island, N.Y., renourishment
project around mid-February. It then takes 19 days to
bring the dredge, "Illinois," from New York to Florida,
putting it off Anna Maria Island around March 6.
Once in place, GLDD will need about five days to


prepare the dredge, which could start pumping sand by
March 12.
"Great Lakes is still planning to begin moving
equipment by Feb. 15 in preparation for the work,"
according to a memo from Hunsicker. "If all goes as
expected, sand will start to move onto the beaches the
first or second week of March," he concluded.
That's the best information GLDD can provide at
this time, the memo said.
Hunsicker said the deadline to finish the
renourishment project is June 11. After that, GLDD
PLEASE SEE BEACH, NEXT PAGE


Red Snappers, red hats, pure whimsy
Friends met, agreed to meet and wear red hats and purple attire, and do little else but spend time together
indulging their whims. The first chapter of the International Red Hat Society on Anna Maria Island is offi-
cially dubbed the "Red Snappers." They first met at the Key Royale home of Sarah Maloney for high tea, and
in March will meet as guests of Marian Van Winkle at Ooh La La! in Holmes Beach. They are, left to right,
Flo Mullen, Petey Pratt, Kathleen Horohoe, Van Winkle, Maloney, Cele Van Winkle, Ernestine Lawton and
Kathleen Uttendorfer. Not present, Janye Kane and Virgina Wahl. Call Maloney about starting a chapter at
778-4865, or check the society Web site at www.redhatsociety.com. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy


Trolleys now arriving
Two trolleys for the Manatee County Area
Transit's Island trolley service have now arrived,
according to MCAT Marketing Manager Susan
Hancock.
The first trolley arrived Feb. 8 and the second
on Feb. 11, Hancock said. Both will be outfitted
for the trolley service and tested before they are
placed into operation.
Three more trolleys are due in the next few
weeks for a total of five for the service, Hancock
said. She expects the first trolley to be ready in two
to three weeks and the service should start in March.
The original start date of December was de-
layed by the manufacturer, but all seems to be on
track now, according to Hancock.

without benefit of an election due to the fact no one else
qualified for the two open commission seats.
The swearing in will be followed by a meeting with
the new officials, commissioners Linda Cramer and
John Michaels, and a lengthy agenda.


Tlappeningg

Cortez festival this weekend
Serving up history and action and mullet and
a thousand things more, Cortez takes its exuber-
ant life public this weekend in a joyous celebra-
tion of fishing and fishermen.
It's the 20th annual Cortez Commercial Fish-
ing Festival, telling all how the historic village's
men have spent more than a century "Fishing for
You," theme of the festival.
It will be from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday and
noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16 and 17, in Cortez.
Admission is $2 for adults, children free.
Parking will be on village streets, with the over-
flow at Coquina Beach on Anna Maria Island
served by shuttle buses for a $2 roundtrip fee.
For more information, see page 4.


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Beach delayed yet again
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
gets hit with a $1,500-per-day fine until the project
is completed.
With an actual work time frame of 75-90 days, the
company can still complete the project by deadline if
it starts by March 15, he said.
Hunsicker has said previously that the county and
business owners on the Island wanted the early start
date to avoid conflicts with turtle nesting season and
the spring-summer tourist season, and to protect prop-
erties during the hurricane season. The Atlantic hurri-
cane season officially starts on June 1.
GLDD will start renourishment on the Anna Maria
beach portion of the project first and is expected to cover
the .6 mile there with sand in about 7-10 days. Holmes
Beach will be the second beach renourished, while
Bradenton Beach is scheduled as the final project phase.
Beachfront business owners who have campaigned
for renourishment were clearly not happy with yet an-
other delay.
"We have pushed and pushed for a Jan. 31 start
date to have renourishment done by the spring tourist
season," said Judy Giovanelli of Sand Pebble Resort in
Bradenton Beach. "My concern now is there won't be
a beach when many of my regulars get here."
She's also upset because GLDD won.the contract,
despite a higher bid than a competitor, because it could
start Jan. 31. The other bid was for an April 15 start date.
"I'd like to look at the-contract and see what the
penalty is. If there are going to be fines, how will it be
distributed?"
Fawn Ker, another longtime proponent of beach
renourishment and owner of the Seaside Motel in
Bradenton Beach, said there have been so many delays
that she is resigned to more problems. "At this point,
we just have to deal with what's been given us. I'll just
be happy when they get it done.
In Anna Maria, Sandbar restaurant owner Ed
Chiles has campaigned for nearly five years for beach
renourishment.
"I'm disappointed it keeps getting moved back, but
I'm extremely thankful it's coming," said Chiles. "So
I'll just cross my fingers and hope it's coming."
Another reason GLDD won the contract was be-


Viva Verdi!
The Anna Maria Island Community Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Alfred Gershfeld, performed an all-
Verdi program at the Island Baptist Church Feb. 10. According to orchestra president Joseph Bracken, there
were more than 600 guests an enormous turnout -for the concert. There was standing room only and a
few guests had to be turned away. The next concert will be March 24 with a program including "St. John
Passion" by Bach and "Messiah," Part I and II, by Handel. The final season concert will be April 21. All
concerts are at 2 p.m. at the Island Baptist Church -first come, first seated. Islander Photos: J.L. Robertson.


cause it had claimed it could finish the project before
the start of turtle-nesting season.
Anna Maria Turtle Watch director Suzi Fox said the
additional delay "really doesn't change any of our plans.
We are ready. These projects always run behind sched-
ule."
She will begin monitoring the beach for turtles on
April 1, but the real nesting season doesn't start until
late May or early June. GLDD is "not putting us in a
really bad spot at this point," she said.
Volunteers from Turtle Watch will be on the beach
at dawn every day during the nesting season, looking
to assist turtles and monitoring construction activity for
interference with any turtle nests.


Rick Spadoni of Coastal Planning and Engineer-
ing, the county's coastline engineers, confirmed the
GLDD delay. "My understanding is the Fire Island
project just took longer than expected."
"I'm surprised. I didn't think it would take this
long to start."
He said GLDD has told him to expect work crews
and equipment to start arriving "within the next two to
three weeks."
There was a benefit to the delay, Spadoni said,
because the work goes "further into the calm months
of late spring. It would take a major storm or a massive
dredge breakdown" to cause any serious delay once the
work starts, he said.


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Scenic Highway trying to get dunes


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The Bradenton Beach Scenic Highway Entity
agreed to try to get sand dunes "stockpiled" by the con-
tractor during the upcoming beach renourishment
project, even though there is no provision in the con-
tract to create any dunes during this renourishment.
But that's not stopping Scenic Highway chairman
Harry Brown. "We should recommend they pump ex-
tra sand and we'll build the dunes later," he said.
Entity members approved a resolution to have the
city commission send a letter to Manatee County eco-
systems manager Charlie Hunsicker, who is oversee-
ing the project, requesting that extra sand be stockpiled
on the beach. Reasons for stockpiling are to eventu-
ally create dunes that allow proper stormwater drain-
age, protect private property and Gulf Drive/S.R. 789
from damage, and help protect turtle nests.
The committee will discuss the issue with
Hunsicker, who is scheduled to be at its Feb. 19 meet-
ing, Brown said.
Short-, medium- and long-term goals were also


discussed at the meeting. One goal the committee
wanted to tackle within the next two years was to es-
tablish uniform bus shelters in all three Island munici-
palities.
"I had a dream for all three Island cities to work
together for a common shelter," said Brown. The idea
that all three Island cities would work together and
agree on anything brought a laugh from the committee
members.
Other short-term projects (0-5 years) are city cross-
walks, lighting, gateways, signage (newspapers, city
welcome sign, etc.), a parking study, drainage and trol-
ley stops.
Among the long-term goals (0-10 years) are
kiosks, a performing arts pavilion and a visitors' cen-
ter.
The entity is currently working on a plan for a
welcome sign and park at the Cortez Road-Gulf Drive
intersection, and has looked at some preliminary ren-
derings.
The next meeting was set for 1 p.m. Feb. 19 at
Bradenton Beach City Hall.


Pitching in at Community Center
Teens from the Anna Maria Island Community
Center laid down 1,200 pounds of mulch during the
weekend to give the center's playground an entirely -
new look. .'
Renovations to the facility were made possible '
by a $4,000 grant for materials from Home Depot ...
and additional funds from MetLife and the National "
4-H Council. .
An auction is planned to finance the purchase of .. '
three new park benches for the playground and the.
top three bidders will have their names engraved on
plaques. Bids start at $1Q0. Playground makeover
Anyone interested in bidding should call the u mkoe
center at 778-1908. Island teens came together last week to fix up the
The playground is now open, but the official rib- Anna Maria Island Community Center playground.
bon-cutting ceremony for the park is scheduled for From left, Heather Howard, Jamal Smith, Jasmyn
6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 16. The public is in- Bryant, Corey Williamson and Serena Spring pitch
vited. in to help. Islander Photo: Courtesy Andy Little


THE ISLANDER N FEB. 13, 2002 N PAGE 3

Meetings

Anna Maria City
Feb. 13, 6 p.m., Sunshine Law procedures for city officials.
Feb. 14, 6:30 p.m., swearing in of new mayor and commis-
sioners.
Feb. 14, 7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda: consent
agenda, appointment of new vice mayor, planning and zon-
ing board recommendation on variance of Bowles property
at 402 S. Bay Blvd., planning and zoning board recommen-
dation on variance of Horvat property at 812 N. Bay Blvd.,
public hearing on communications tower moratorium, first
reading on garbage and recycling franchise agreement,
emergency disaster needs discussion, and Negele lawsuit
update.
Feb. 19, 7 p.m., charter review committee meeting.
Feb. 20, 7 p.m., Environmental Education and Enhancement
Committee meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.
Bradenton Beach
Feb. 19, 1 p.m., scenic highway committee meeting.
Feb. 20, 6:30 p.m., board of adjustment meeting.
Feb. 21, 1 p.m., city commission meeting.
Feb. 21, 6 p.m., special city commission meeting on peti-
tions to overturn city decision on Old Bridge Village project.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.
Holmes Beach
Feb. 14, 1 p.m., planning commission meeting.
Feb. 15, 8 a.m., charter review ad hoc committee meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.
Holiday Closures
Anna Maria, Holmes Beach and Longboat Key will be
closed Monday, Feb. 18, for Presidents Day. Garbage or
recycling collection normally scheduled for those days for
those cities will take place prior to the holiday on Saturday,
Feb. 16. Normal business hours and regular garbage collec-
tion will take place in Bradenton Beach.
Of Interest
Feb. 18, 3 p.m., Island Transportation Planning Organiza-
tion meeting, Bradenton Beach City Hall CANCELED.
Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m., Anna Maria Historical Society meeting,
Anna Maria City Hall.
Feb. 20, 7 p.m., Barrier Island Elected Officials meeting,
Holmes Beach City Hall.


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Von Hahmann: No decision on county charter


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Manatee County Commissioner Jane von
Hahmann, who represents Anna Maria Island and
northwest Bradenton, is a little upset with a few Island
politicians.
Seems some people, according to von Hahmann,
think she's already made up her mind to vote in favor
of placing the county charter issue on a countywide
ballot.
"That's unfair and inaccurate" to say she's decided
in favor of the charter, von Hahmann said. "And I've
told everyone that" but some people think her mind is
made up.
"It's just not true. I'm open to alternative sugges-
tions," said the commissioner.
She pointed out that she and County Commissioner
Jonathan Bruce are the two commissioners who asked
Bradenton Mayor Wayne Poston for an alternative pro-
posal to a county charter at a recent meeting of county


elected officials.
Von Hahmann said she had asked Poston to present
a concrete proposal on an alternative to a county char-
ter within 60 days. Poston is scheduled to join with
commissioners at a 9 a.m. meeting, Feb. 28, at the
Kendrick Auditorium in Palmetto, she said.
While Poston has not yet made his exact plan pub-
lic, he presented general terms to the Board of County
Commissioners on Feb. 5.
Von Hahmann said that based on that presentation,
an interlocal agreement might be a possibility instead
of a county charter form of government as currently
proposed by County Commissioner Joe McClash.
Anna Maria City Commissioner John Michaels, a
strong opponent of county charter government, said he
was pleased to hear von Hahmann is not yet in the
McClash camp of pro-charter commissioners, but he
has grave concerns about the future.
It only takes four votes out of the seven on the
county commission to place the charter issue on a


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Ramonda Talkie of Anna Maria and her winning Cortez T-shirt design. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy


Islander designs Cortez festival T-shirt


Ramonda Talkie used to watch commercial fisher-
men unload their catches at the Cortez fish houses, and
was charmed by the fishers and their work and their
village.
Now she is the official designer of the T-shirt em-
blematic of the 20th Cortez Commercial Fishing Fes-
tival, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 16 and 17.
A resident of Anna Maria City, she is studying with
Prof. Sherry Hill at Manatee Community College, and
she and the other Hill students created designs based on
the festival's "Fishing for You" theme. Hers was
deemed most illustrative of Cortez.
Her design is of boats and pelicans and a rickety
old dock, all of which are visible any day in the old
fishing village.


Talkie said she gets "a strong sense of place in
Cortez, a sense of character and of hard work by the
fishermen. They have a playful streak, too, as shown at
the festival."
She came here six years ago from the Chicago area,
where she was a management consultant. She had va-
cationed here many times with family, and knew where
she wanted to be. Now-she is beginning a career in
graphic arts based in Anna Maria, Ramonda Talkie
Graphic Design.
For her design she will receive $50 and a free fes-
tival T-shirt, but the best reward, she said, is being able
to contribute to the festival and the FISH Preserve
which it helps finance, and "all these friendly and sup-
portive people of Cortez."


countywide ballot, he observed. With 75 percent of
Manatee County voters living in unincorporated areas,
it would appear the vote would favor a charter. Only 4
percent of county voters live on Anna Maria Island.
Another concern is that if a charter is approved,
amendments to it can be put on the ballot for a
countywide vote by just four of the seven county com-
missioners.
He would much prefer to see a "grassroots" initia-
tive for any changes. That would require 10 percent of
the voters in each of the five districts approval before
any amendment could be brought for a vote.
Actually, what he'd prefer to see is the county
commission drop the whole idea of a county charter.
"There's nothing in it for the Island," said
Michaels, "and I have yet to see anything to change my
mind."
Michaels said he plans to attend the Feb. 28 meet-
ing. While he's still against a county charter, "It will be
interesting to hear what Mayor Poston proposes."


Cortez



celebration



this weekend

By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Serving up history and action and mullet and a
thousand things more, Cortez takes its exuberant life
public this weekend in a joyous celebration of fishing
and fishermen.
It's the 20th annual Cortez Commercial Fishing
Festival, telling all how the historic village's men have
spent more than a century "Fishing for You," theme of
the festival.
It will be from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday and
noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16 and 17. Site of the
merrymaking will be just near the entire village south
of Cortez Road, at the mainland end of the Cortez
Bridge.
Kids will find an agenda packed with pony rides,
boat rides, rock climb, super-swing, petting zoo, and a
"touch tank" with pettable sea critters.
Gourmets and gourmands will find food for every
palate, especially the fish that made Cortez, mullet, in
every conceivable delicious preparation.
Everyone will find plenty of entertainment in the
form of music and dancers and even the Cortez Grand
01' Opry, featuring fabulous fiddler Goose Culbreath.
A remarkable quilt made by Alice Gullett will be
the prize in the principal raffle, plus many other raffles
offering prizes of fishing charters, dinners and other
treasures of the sea.
Tours will be offered through the festival's benefi-
ciary, the nature preserve being bought by Cortezians
and friends through the Florida Institute of Saltwater
Heritage.
The FISH Preserve is at the east end of the village,
95 acres of mangrove wetlands and uplands which is
planned as protective buffer for the historic village
from developers.
It is being purchased from Louise Schewe of Illi-
nois for $250,000, the second payment of $63,000 due
in April. Festival proceeds will go toward that end, and
more donations are needed.
The video "Commercial Fishing Through the Centu-
ries," featuring Cortez and Cortezians and produced by
Cortezians, will premiere at the festival. It will be shown
hourly in the community center, in the middle of the fes-
tival. And it will be available for purchase.
"Fishing Is Work" will be proven in a special
display in the old Fulford Fish House. Mote Marine
Laboratory's mobile aquarium will be in the village.
The 10-foot-long bronze sculpture memorializing
commercial fishermen lost at sea or in war will be a
feature attraction "photo op" on the shore be-
tween the Star and A.P. Bell fish houses.
Admission is $2 for adults, children free. Parking
will be on village streets, with the overflow at Coquina
Beach on Anna Maria Island served by shuttle buses
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pinion


All things come to those who wait
It was a long wait for the Grassy Point Preserve in
Holmes Beach to become reality. It was an equally long
wait for alternative transportation the trolley to be-
come reality on the Island. "Soon come," however, with
the arrival this week of two of the five trolley buses.
The first beach nourishment project in 1992-93
was direly needed, and the continuation of that
monumentous task is also much anticipated by
beachfront property owners and anyone affected by the
Island's tourism business.
It is, however, delayed. It is not expected to start
until mid-March, which unfortunately has been a tra-
ditional "big storm" month for us.
As a matter of fact, the first beach nourishment was
finished in late February and the March "storm of the
century" washed out about one-third of the new sand.
With a little time, some of the sand migrated back to
the beach, escarpments leveled out and the beach stabi-
lized.
Penalties built into the present dredge contract may
ease the burden of waiting for the new beach for Mana-
tee County, but property owners have much to risk in the
"storm" gamble.
The contractor was chosen based on his commitment
to an early start date, and that is a promise not kept.
Not necessarily a good start, but we'll keep our
fingers crossed and press for a good ending to the
struggle to keep sand on our beaches.
No need to wait for the fun and frivolity in Cortez
this weekend at the annual Cortez Commercial Fishing
Festival. The music, crafts and activities are just around
the corner in the village, and for a good cause.
The money raised will go to purchase a nature pre-
serve that will act as a buffer to future development and
modern encroachments on the historic fishing village.
Hurry to Cortez and enjoy.

Overwhelming turnout, results
Anna Maria's mayoral election was resoundingly in
SueLynn's favor, with personalities dominant over a lack
of contrast on issues between the two candidates.
She spoke for the kinder, gentler residents in the city.
Regardless of the winner, we feel the northernmost
city is embarking on a period of change, hopefully from
bitterness and dissidence to productivity and cooperation.
We applaud the voters for a great turnout at the
polls and for their convictions mostly to maintain
Anna Maria's quaint cottage-style atmosphere even
if that ideal is already fading.
We're on to "new times" in Anna Maria, and
glad for it.


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Animal control enforcement
badly needed on Island
John Locke, an early 18th century philosopher,
once said, "Where there is no enforcement, there can
be said to be no law." This is so true, especially con-
cerning our local animal control laws.
To boil it down, the law says dogs and cats are to be
confined to the owner's property. When off the owner's
property, they are to be leashed and under complete con-
trol of the person on the other end of the restraint.
Our Island, as large and populated as it is, has no
animal control enforcement officer. The county animal
control department has so few officers they cannot
enforce the law. They can only respond after a dread-
ful incident such as occurred Jan. 24 (Islander, Jan. 30),
and only after previous calls have been made.
I love animals and have a cat who stays in the
house all the time and a dog who gets walked on a
chain in my back yard. More often than I care to men-
tion, I have a loose dog in my back yard. One even tried
to get my dog, who was in my enclosed, screened back
porch. Every day I have at least three loose cats.
The Island should have at least one animal control
officer to patrol and pick up the loose animals before
another incident occurs. Possibly those animals should
be held in a containing area on the Island until late af-
ternoon, then transported to Palmetto unless picked up
by the owner after paying a fine.
My hope is that this topic will be put on the Feb.
20 agenda of the Barrier Island Elected Officials meet-
ing in Holmes Beach. A representative from Manatee
County animal control and a county commissioner
should be present to explain the laws and financing of
this department.
If the county can't help, then we have only two
options:
1. The three cities pay for their own.
2. Take the laws off the books.
If you can't enforce the law, then why have it?
After all, who will be the loser but our pets and possi-


bly us with our lives.
Billie P. Martini, Holmes Beach

DeFrank's rights
This responds to the letter from a Marine Corps colo-
nel that disagrees with the right of Mr. DeFrank to speak
up in your editorial column. Colonel, for 30 years you
swore to defend and protect a Constitution that includes
First Amendment rights. Mr. DeFrank is a civilian and
does not have to take orders from a Marine colonel.
This is Mr. DeFrank's community, and he has the
right to speak out, even if we disagree with his opin-
ions. The editorial column in The Islander is a good
and free forum to keep the community informed.
Sorry, I have to run, my commander is calling me
for supper.
Al Curtis, Tipp City, Ohio

Bayfront Park: How?
With regard to the City of Anna Maria looking to
take over maintenance of Bayfront Park from Manatee
County, as reported in The Islander, we would like to
ask Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh, and others who defend
his stance, how they intend to do this.
Will it mean our taxes will be raised to buy trucks,
chippers, lawn equipment and employees to maintain
approximately four blocks of park, or do they plan to
offset the costs with cell towers in the future?
How do we know what future mayors or commis-
sioners will have in mind for the park when they get
tired of spending $50,000-plus per year to maintain it?
As long as we have a contract with Manatee County,
the park remains sacrosanct for any other use. Do we want
to hand over our beautiful park to the whims of those who
seek power to fulfill their own agendas?
We ask all those who have any concerns to sign our
petition against such a move and to encourage all of
you to think, not only of today, but for the future of the
City of Anna Maria.
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For the love of herbs
You can't miss Karynne Apple's home when you
drive down her street in Bradenton. A 25-foot ficus
dominates the front yard and a large glossy sheffalara
frames the left side of the porch steps. A profusion of
red and white impatiens, blue petunias and alyssum
around the porch steps mirror the red, white and blue
colors of the American flag hanging on the porch rail-
ing. The back yard that is visible from the front drive
is a jungle of greenery.
I first met Karynne at "Everything Under The
Sun," the plant store on Anna Maria Island where she
works three days a week. My husband and I enjoy
cooking with fresh herbs and needed to replenish the
plants we had left in Rochester when we moved south.
Because herbs can be difficult to find, we were very
pleased to discover a cart filled with a treasure of beau-
tiful herbs at the store. When Karynne came over to
help us, we found out that these were her plants, grown
in her backyard. Now I feel privileged to have the op-
portunity to visit the greenhouse where these plants are
grown.
When I knock on the front door, Karynne calls to
me from the side yard where she has been working. She
leads me through the gate and into an amazing green-
house, filled with thriving plants ranging in size from
new cuttings in one-inch containers to overflowing
hanging baskets and larger plants rooted in the ground.
The air is filled with a subtle, aromatic scent that is
difficult to identify. "People walk in the greenhouse
and say 'what smells so good?' and I say, 'every-
thing,'" she says.
When we sit down to talk, Karynne tells me she
grew up on Anna Maria Island. "It was wonderful," she
remembers. "I'd get home from school and go to the
beach and jump in the water." After the family moved


to Bradenton, they continued to go out to the Island on
the weekends, even if it was just to catch the sunset.
Karynne inherited her love of gardening from her
grandparents, who grew vegetables, flowers and herbs.
"All my life I've done plants," she said. For nine years,
she had a plant stand at the Red Barn Flea Market
where, for much of that time, she sold plants grown by
other people. But, she explains, "I had trouble finding
herbs, and when I found them, they didn't look good."
That's when she decided she wanted to grow her own.
When Karynne first began to grow herbs, husband
Bill prepared part of the yard and told her that was what
she could have. When he saw how quickly she filled
that, he began preparing the rest of the yard before she
even asked. "He encourages me," Karynne says. "He
is known as Father Earth and I'm known as Mother
Earth."
Bill helps her load the truck on Friday nights as she
prepares to take her plants to the Bradenton Farmer's
Market. It's held every Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to


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12:30 p.m. on old Main Street. "I especially enjoy the
children at the Farmer's Market," Karynne says.
People are always surprised at the variety of herbs
Karynne has. "I'm always looking for new ones," she
says. She has grown only three or four from seed and
the rest are propagated from cuttings. It takes from
three weeks to three months for a cutting to grow into
a plant. She has nine varieties of mint banana,
mountain, pineapple, chocolate, orange, apple, Ken-
tucky colonel, variegated peppermint and spearmint.
Four thyme varieties, four lavenders and three
cilantros, in addition to marjoram, menthol, horehound,
rue, tilo, scented geraniums and others complement her
garden. When she couldn't find the name of one lav-
ender, she decided to call it "misty blue," after the
family's dog which died a few weeks ago.
Karynne encourages people not to be afraid to
grow and use herbs. "They can make such a difference
in cooking," she says, picking off the leaf of a choco-
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Holmes Beach installs trolley benches, bike path budget short


Holmes Beach Superintendent of Public Works Joe
Duennes told city commissioners the city has been tak-
ing bids for completion of the bike path, for which
work was to begin mid-February. However, the city has
hit a snag.
The city received $225,000 from the state in grant
money, but the bid proposals the city has received ex-
ceed that amount.
According to Holmes Beach Mayor Carol
Whitmore, the bids are $100,000 more than antici-
pated.
The city's bike path installation was broken into
two phases, with Phase I installed approximately two
years ago from the south end of the city along Gulf
Drive to East Bay Drive, then toward the beach on
Manatee Avenue, stopping approximately 100 yards
from the intersection at the Manatee Public Beach.
Phase II will continue the path northward to the
city limits of Anna Maria. The path is a 4-foot-wide
apron on each side of the road and it will be marked as
a bike path.
The city commission will address the cost issue at
an upcoming commission meeting.
Duennes updated the parks and beautification com-
mittee on the status of public benches throughout the
city.
According to Duennes, 12 new benches have been
installed and 25 more are on the way for the city's trol-
ley stops.
The benches are wheelchair accessible and have a
new concrete base. In the future, Duennes said the city
intends to provide waste receptacles at each location,
which will be maintained by the city's public works
department.


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over the benches, which were custom built by the city's
public works department.
The benches are being placed to coincide with the
future trolley's stop locations. However, the city does
not intend to place the remaining benches curbside un-
til the bike path project is completed.
Manatee County Area Transit has said it will pro-
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tions at Fifth Avenue and 37th Street, Marina Drive at
Gulf Drive, and Gulf Drive at 58th Street. For informa-
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Beachwalker
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 7
late mint. "This is awesome in coffee." I crumble it
under my nose and have visions of chocolate bars.
She explains that lemon, cinnamon and orange basil
and tarragon make great cookies and pie crusts. To make
the house smell good, Karynne throws lemon verbena on
the rug before she vacuums. Marjoram boiled on the stove
becomes a delicious scented potpourri.
"I'm trying to get people to decorate with herb
plants because they all have such different textures and
flowers. They're just beautiful," Karynne says.
She also creates little gardens of herbs in pots for


people who live in condominiums. One of her creations
is planted with three different lavenders and three
scented geraniums and another is filled with medicinal
plants. She shows me a tilo plant, a calming herb that
helps you sleep at night and also is a beautiful plant
with delicate purple flowers.
People come back year after year and tell Karynne
how the plants they bought are doing. Recently, a chef
from Sarasota came to her for herbs after he heard
about her plants. The first year she entered her plants
in the Manatee River Garden Club competition, she
received 12 blue ribbons. "It was very rewarding," she
says.
She spoke at the Anna Maria Garden Club a few


years ago and has been invited to speak at other area
garden clubs, although, Karynne admitted, "talks make
me very nervous."
She is also a musician, proficient on the guitar and
keyboard. For three years, she has been a member of
the Open Road Band, a group of six musicians who
play at clubs, parties and weddings.
For now, Karynne is trying to figure out how to
have more room to grow her "babies," and is consid-
ering the purchase of more land.
Reluctantly, I get ready to leave this magical,
scented backyard greenhouse, but not without a choco-
late mint, something to add to my coffee in the morn-
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Rader's, 'Shell Lady' to be in Sarasota show


Two Island players in the shell game sea-
shells, that is will be participating in the annual
Sarasota Shell Club Festival Friday through Sunday,
Feb. 15-17, in Sarasota.
They are Rader's Reef, long-established store and
shell headquarters in the Island Plaza in Holmes Beach,
and Dorothy De Gennaro of Holmes Beach, also known
among beachcomber buddies as "the Shell Lady."
Rader's Reef will have a booth among the com-
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Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Trail. De
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The annual Tingley Memorial Library book sale
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The sale will be from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. both
days at the library, 111 Second St. N., next door to
Bradenton Beach City Hall. Proceeds will help fi-
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More hardcover, paperback and audio books
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Materials may be dropped off during regular pre-
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and Friday, 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday.
Sale prices will be from 25 cents to $4.
The library is for use by visitors and residents
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Now that the Super Bowl winner has been decided,
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baseball season Friday, Feb. 15, when four members of
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Maria Island Community Center.
Aubrey Huff, Russ Johnson, Jared Sandberg and
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celebration that will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at
Tropicana Field Saturday and noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb.
16 and 17. Admission and parking are free and there will
be interactive games, contests and tours of the ballpark.
Devil Rays open their regular season at home April 2.


Her husband Jack got her interested in shelling
when they moved here five years ago after retiring from
their package store in Oxford, Conn., she said. "Now
I'm the one who pushes the most in the family."
Both of them make crafts and artworks with shells,
she said, and her specialty is mirrors. "I only use shells
from the Island," she added.
So widely known has she become that people who
find shells often give them to her, knowing they'll end
up in something notable, and most of them refer to her
just as "the Shell Lady."
"You don't quite realize how pretty shells are un-
til you see them in an arrangement away from the
beach," she said.
Further information on the shell show may be ob-
tained by calling 739-0908.


Roser men's club to host
spaghetti dinner Saturday
The Men's Club of Roser Memorial Community
Church will host a spaghetti dinner from 5 to 7 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 16, at the church's fellowship hall,
512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City.
Tickets at $5 for adults, $2.50 for-children, and
may be purchased at the church office, from club
members or at the door. Proceeds will go to the
kitchen renovation fund. Details may be obtained by
calling 778-0414.



Lenten services scheduled
at Gloria Dei church
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church will present mono-
logues in "Voices of Lent" during the Lenten season
beginning Ash Wednesday, Feb. 13.
Simon Peter will be represented by John Moyer
in Ash Wednesday services at 10:30 a.m. and 7:15
p.m. at the church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Services will include Imposition of Ashes
and Holy Communion, with a light supper served at
6:30 p.m. prior to the evening service.
Succeeding Wednesday night services with the
theme "Service of the Word" will be at 10:30 a.m.
and 7:15 p.m., with light supper at 6:30 p.m. They
will feature these "Voices of Lent" at each service:
Feb. 20, Dora, the Woman at the Well, presented
by Alice Doeden.
Feb. 27, Marah, the Woman Who Washed Jesus'
Feet, Marianne Moyer.
March 6, Nicodemus, the Pharisee, John Bonser.
March 13, Stephanus, the Rich Young Ruler,
Tim Horton.
March 20, Judith the Servant Girl, Rhonda
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World War II veteran Marty Higgins. Islander
Photo: Courtesy Andy Little

Belize shelling club's topic
"Shell Collecting in Belize" will be dis-
cussed by Peggy Williams at a meeting of the
Anna Maria Garden Club at 12:30 p.m. Wednes-
day, Feb. 20, at Roser Memorial Community
Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City. Further
information is available at 722-5902.


Horse cavalry veteran

at historical meeting
The guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the
Anna Maria Island Historical Society Monday, Feb. 18,
will be Marty Higgins, a World War II veteran who did
his basic training on horseback.
Higgins joined the U.S. Army's 101st Cavalry
Division in Brooklyn in 1939 and was called up for
active duty in 1941. He was commissioned as an officer
1942.
By 1944, his unit was in the European Theater, but
when he learned that the cavalry regiment was con-
signed to a support role, he transferred to the infantry,
where he could be assured combat experience.
During fighting in France in August 1944, his bat-
talion was cut off from Allied troops and spent a week
in the Vosge Mountains, surrounded by the enemy.
Higgins took command and the group held out
until troops from the 442nd Regimental Combat Team
broke through to relieve them. The rank and file mem-
bers of the 442nd were all Japanese-Americans, volun-
teers from the internment camps in the U.S. They were
the sons of Japanese-Americans who were put in camps
for most of the war.
Higgins says the accounts of the rescue never men-
tioned this fact and he would like to acknowledge his
debt to those brave soldiers.
Later in the war, Higgins was captured by German
troops. He survived as a prisoner of war and was even-
tually liberated when Russian troops overran the prison
camp.
Higgins is now an Island resident.
The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Anna
Maria City Hall.


Obituaries
A - I


Ethel Lena Copas
Ethel Lena Copas, 81, of Bradenton Beach, died
Feb. 6.
Born in Westerly, R.I., Mrs. Copas came to Mana-
tee County from Rockland County, N.Y., in 1986. She
was the retired owner of the Pie-man Restaurant in
Valley College, N.Y. She was a member of the AARP.
Services were Feb. 8 at Manasota Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American
Red Cross, 2905 59th St. W., Bradenton FL 34209.
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Manasota Chapel, was in
charge of arrangements.
She is survived by daughter Jean Denoyelles of
Bradenton Beach; sister Anna Callanan of Anna Maria;
and three grandchildren.

Mary Louise Dickinson
Mary Louise Dickinson, 90, of Anna Maria, died
Feb. 7.
Bom in Providence, R.I., Miss Dickinson came to
Manatee County from Cranston, R.I., in 1965. She was
a homemaker. She attended Roser Memorial Commu-
nity Church, Anna Maria.
Services will be at a later date. Memorial contribu-
tions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida,
5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238.
She is survived by niece Jane D. Cangalosi of


Staunton, Va., and nephew Richard D. Smith of
Bradenton.

Mark David Luden-Uden
Mark David Luden/Uden, 42, of Holmes Beach,
died Feb. 8.
Born in Ohio, Mr. Luden-Uden came to Manatee
County in 1997. He worked in real estate and apprais-
ing.
Services will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at
Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria City.
He is survived by parents Phyllis and Ronald Uden
of Hudson, Ohio; and sister Shelley Kubiak of
Uniontown, Ohio.

Henrietta Mazouat
Henrietta Mazouat, 82, of Holmes Beach, died Feb.
8.
Born in Chicago, Ms. Mazouat came to Manatee
County from St. Petersburg in 1998. She was an office
clerk in the construction industry. She attended Christ
United Methodist Church, St. Petersburg.
There were no services. International Funeral
Home, Pinellas Park, was in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by brother Norman R. Veenstra of
Holmes Beach.


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Big Easy,
bodacious meeting
Who could have guessed a two-day trip to New' '-\ -
Orleans the day after Super Bowl would produce a .
chance meeting with Paul McCartney?
To add to the irony, I didn't see the Super Bowl -
game and didn't know the famous former Beatle was 0
there. A woman seated next to me on the plane appar-
ently did, because as we landed she speculated on
meeting "the stars" at the airport. "I'd just die if I saw .
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..D.-Day drama
S"Joey, left, and Chuck Lester,
right, are silhouetted by a
dramatization of manpower at
the beginning of the war which
is depicted by toy soldiers in
rows behind the flags at the
entry to the National D-Day
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Paul McCartney," she sighed as we departed.
Well, I silently thought, I'd just die if I saw Elvis.
I related the "story" to Joey Lester as we trekked to-
ward our taxi.
We pulled up to Windsor Court (five-star Orient-
Express) Hotel to a full complement of limos and ve-
hicles and decided to exit the taxi at the curb, when
Joey turned to me and pointed to Paul.
"Yoo hoo. It's Paul McCartney," she said.
I was immediately grappling for my camera as he
walked toward me. He was close enough to "high five,"
but I wasn't yet able to focus. I backpedaled to the curb
and snapped a couple of quick photos before he disap-
peared in a limo with fiancee Heather Mills.
Wow!
Later we discovered he had sereneded guests in the
hotel's Polo Room after the big game the previous
night. Oh well, the chance encounter outside was suf-
ficient excitement.
On to the Big Easy.
We lunched at Brennan's oh, so true to its
legendary status and did a tour of the antique
shops. We also dined at Emeril's Restaurant bam!
where we found cuisine good enough to merit a
return flight. Coffee and beignets at Cafe du Mond,
a "Hurricane" at Pat O'Brien's and some barrel-
house piano interspersed with a shot of blues high-
lighted our tour of the French Market and Bourbon
Street areas.
The National D-Day Musuem was a must see on
the Chuck-and-Joey tour. The museum celebrates the
"American spirit, the teamwork, optimism, courage
and sacrifice of the men and women who won World
War II."
It was dramatic in its presentations, with personal
stories from veterans of the war and complex, elaborate
displays, incredibly detailed photography and displays.
Not necessarily a two-hour tour. Better to reserve a half
day to absorb and explore this presentation.
To follow up the New Orleans experience, I visited
Jonathan's restaurant for its first Sunday Jazz Brunch
offering with a menu more than a little reminiscent of
Brennan's. Many of the favorites from New Orleans'
finest family eaterie are offered at Jonathan's.
The three-course prix fixe brunch includes
Brennan's favorites (aka Jonathan's now, too) Eggs
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S: Super celebrants
Clutching footballs,
these fans watched the
Super Bowl at the
home of Duane and
Ilona Kerin on Key
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New Commissioner John Quam looking forward


New Anna Maria City Commissioner John Quam
is looking forward to working with a new mayor and
Commissioners Chuck Webb, Linda Cramer and John
Michaels. He and Webb ran unopposed in the Feb. 12
election for the two available commission seats and
were elected by acclamation.
While this is his first venture into the political
arena, Quam feels his 35 years of business experience
in dealing with planning, management and budgeting
will serve him well as a commissioner.
A chief concern for Quam is future growth in Anna
Maria. While the city is.nearly fully developed, he is
concerned that a developer may purchase adjacent lots,
raze the buildings, then submit plans for condominiums
or an apartment complex.
"The upcoming comprehensive-plan review is impor-
tant to control growth and our character," said Quam.


By Paul Roat
The Island's three public works departments
received a batch of attaboyss" from state officials
for having good stormwater drainage practices.
State and federal environmental regulators
have required cities and counties to curb
stormwater runoff into bays and the Gulf for sev-
eral years. Stormwater, as it flows into receiving
waters, carries with it manmade pollutants such
as fertilizers and pesticides from lawns and oils
and other chemicals from roads, all of which have
the potential of polluting the bays.
Five years ago, the cities of Anna Maria,
Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach joined with
Manatee County in an effort to meet state and
federal requirements.
"The county has a balanced and well-docu-
mented National Pollutant Discharge Elimination
System program," according to Michael Bateman
with the Florida Department of Environmental Pro-


He's also worried that a
county charter, if adopted, -,
"could affect our own com-
prehensive plan. It's very :
important that our elected j '
officials keep the pressure
on the county commission-
ers to come up with some ."
other alternative to control Y
growth in Manatee County." '
Quam believes that the Quam
"quality of life" in Anna
Maria will remain unchanged during the next few
years.
"I feel the majority of our residents want to keep
Anna Maria a residential community, preferably for
single-family homes."


tection. "The co-permittees [Island cities] have effec-
tively focused on strictly scheduling maintenance and
have demonstrated diligence in field operations."
Holmes Beach received kudos for its "excep-
tional construction site controls and records" and
brochures explaining the hazards to the environ-
ment of stormwater runoff.
Bradenton Beach "is the only co-permittee
with municipal operations that include wastewater
treatment programs."
Anna Maria City was chided as "the only co-
permittee that the DEP finds lagging behind in
records development and activities tracking. The
city and its co-permittees are aware of the defi-
ciency," DEP officials said.
"The small beach communities are capable of
checking and cleaning grate inlets practically af-
ter each major rainfall event; these communities
have very few, if any, treatment facilities and
structural controls," the DEP added.


But he does believe a charter review is important,
particularly to correct any conflicting ordinances.
He also considers safety at the city pier and
stormwater drainage important issues that should be
acted upon quickly.
Quam and wife Birgit moved to Anna Maria in
1997 from New Jersey, where he spent 35 years with
the BASF corporation in logistics and marketing. He
has been a member of the Anna Maria Planning and
Zoning Board for the past two years and holds a
bachelor's degree from Fairleigh Dickenson Univer-
sity. He served in the U.S. Army with the 82nd and
101st Airborne divisions prior to beginning his busi-
ness career.
Quam, Webb and the newly elected mayor will be
sworn in at the meeting of the city commission Thurs-
day.


Longboat's Rick De Furia
seeks circuit judgeship
Rick De Furia of Longboat Key, a Circuit Court se-
nior judge assigned to Manatee County, has announced his
candidacy for a permanent judgeship in the circuit.
A 1973 graduate of the
Stetson College of Law, he
has been a prosecutor, a trial
attorney, and Sarasota '
County Court judge. Eight -.,,e
years ago he was assigned
by the Florida Supreme
Court as a senior judge of
the 12th Circuit Court, tern-
porarily replacing three
judges who were removed De Furia
from the bench. For the past
year he has been assigned to Manatee County due to the
suspension of a Manatee County judge.
He also is a certified mediator and arbitrator and is
certified by the Supreme Court to preside over death-
penalty murder cases.
He seeks the seat being vacated by Chief Judge
Tom Gallen, who is retiring. The nonpartisan judicial
election will be Sept. 10.


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Umbrella Beach Resort found in violation of city code


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach Code Enforcement Board in a
6-1 vote found Umbrella Beach Inc. in violation of do-
ing business in a residential zone. Board member
Michael Klotz cast the dissenting vote.
According to Code Enforcement Officer Walter
Wunderlich, the company is in violation of city codes
because one of the Umbrella Beach Resort condo units,
located at 3805 Gulf Drive, is being utilized as a laun-
dry and maintenance facility, as well as a reception
center where condo owners can pick up keys to their
time-share units.
Resort Manager Gloria Weir explained to the code
enforcement board that the unit is not staffed full time
and that there are no monetary transactions taking place
onsite.
The company used to have an office across the
street from the resort at 401 Manatee Ave.,.which was
used as the reception center and for laundry and main-
tenance services.
"We are not conducting our business from the re-
sort," said Weir. "We have a vacant unit that we are


using to hand out keys to owners, clean towels and
provide maintenance services upon request. We've
been doing this for a year and called the city first to be
sure it was OK. No rental agreements or exchange of
funds takes place at that unit."
The Umbrella Beach Resort is zoned R-4, medium-
density residential use, and is used primarily by time-
share holders. Umbrella Beach Inc. also rents out avail-
able units from its office at 1501 Gulf Drive in
Bradenton Beach, which is in a commercial district.
According to Weir, anyone interested in renting
a unit must go to the Gulf Drive office to register,
pay and pick up keys. There are no computers, phone
lines or staff members working from the condo unit.
Owners and renters alike must call the Bradenton
Beach office to make arrangements for any services
needed.
After discussing the matter at length, the majority
of the board, however, believed that providing main-
tenance, linens and keys are an essential part of running
this type of business and therefore a violation exists.
The board also noted that the change in use of the
vacant unit from a rental or timeshare unit to a storage/


Tour of Homes tickets available this week


Tickets for the ninth annual Anna Maria Island
Tour of Homes are to be available for purchase start-
ing Friday, Feb. 15, the tour's Barbara Mason has
announced.
The ticket/tour-brochure books are to be distrib-
uted to individuals and businesses around the Island
for sale, with the tour scheduled from 10 a.m. until
4 p.m. Saturday, March 9. The tickets will be $10 per
person in advance, $12 on the day of the tour.
Highlight of the tour will be the raffle of "Island
Fantasy," a colorful quilt hand-stitched by the
Eyeland Needlers. It is on display at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria City, and on Tuesdays and Saturdays at Publix
at Holmes Beach, 3900 East Bay St.
Tickets at $1 for chances to win the quilt are on
sale at the Center, Publix, and Ginny's Antiques &
Art, 5600 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Open to the public on the tour will be five homes
on the north end of the Island, ranging from cottages
to million-dollar beachfront estates. One is a "de-
signer cottage," decorated by women of the Tour of
Homes organizing committee.


Also on the tour will be the Island Tropical Trea-
sures Boutique at one of the tour homes, 108 Oak
St., and the Island Tropical Treasures Luncheon,
which will be at the Bistro at Island's End, 204 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria City. The restaurant will offer a
wine tasting and appetizers, with $5 tickets to be
purchased at the door.
Tour of Homes tickets are to be on sale on the Is-
land at The Islander newspaper office, 5404 Marina
Drive; First National Bank, 5324 Gulf Drive; Anna
Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, 5337 Gulf
Drive; Island Discount Tackle, 2219 Gulf Drive;
Home True Value Hardware, 5324 Marina Drive;
LaPensee Plumbing, 5348 Gulf Drive; Lor-Els, 401
Pine Ave.; Ginny's, 5600 Marina Drive; and Two
Sides of Nature, 101 S. Bay Blvd.
On Longboat Key, the ticket outlet is at
Longboat Package, 6850 Gulf of Mexico Drive. In
Bradenton, tickets are sold at Crowder Bros. Hard-
ware, 5409 Manatee Ave.; Westbay Athletic Club,
6500 Manatee Ave. W.; Flowers by Don, 2715
Manatee Ave. W.; and at Robin's Nest, 7427 Mana-
tee Ave. W.


reception area is in conflict with the approved site plan
for the property.
Umbrella Beach Inc. has 60 days to come into
compliance. Board members recommended that Weir
talk to the city to find out what can be done to accom-
modate the resorts needs.
In other business, Brian Quartermain of Holmes
Beach Marina filed a revised site plan that will go be-
fore the city commission for approval. The fines lev-
ied by the code enforcement board this past fall, due to
the marina being in violation of the existing site plan,
are on hold until the city commission either approves
or disapproves the new site plan.
The fines total $6,000, which Quartermain has
asked the board to reduce or waive. The board will not
make a decision until the new site plan has been re-
viewed by the city commission.
The board voted unanimously to direct the city to
place a lien against Joseph Spain's property. Spain was
found in violation of having an illegally parked boat
and trailer. Spain accrued $825 in fines before bring-
ing his property into compliance. According to
Wunderlich, Spain refuses to pay the fines.


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Chamber 'manatees on parade' presented


By Paul Roat
The "manatees on parade" road show hit
Bradenton Beach last week.
Members of the board of directors of the Anna
Maria Island Chamber of Commerce are promoting a
public art program of 6-foot-tall plastic manatees,
decorated by a team of selected artists, to be placed
around the Island.
Sponsors would pay a yet-undetermined fee for the
manatees, according to the chamber's Don Schroder.
The manatee would be "on parade" from late this year
through 2003. The statuary would then be sold, with
half the proceeds going to the chamber and the other
half to the sponsor's charity of choice.
"I think it will help the Island as a community,"
Schroder told the Bradenton Beach City Commission.
Similar art projects have included cows in Chicago,
turtles in the Tampa Bay area, lizards in Orlando and
horses in Ocala.
Schroder said he merely wanted to present city
commissioners with the concept of what he and the
Chamber were planning as the reason for his presenta-

EEEC works on memorial plan
Anna Maria's Environmental Education and En-
hancement Committee spent its Feb. 6 meeting work-
ing on the first draft of its policy on memorials on city
property.
The committee is also establishing procedures for
the placement of memorials.
Once finalized and approved by the committee, the
policy will be forwarded to the city commission with
a recommendation for adoption.
The EEEC will meet Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 7
p.m. at the Anna Maria City Hall to finalize the memo-
rial policy and the public is invited to attend and pro-
vide input.
The committee hopes to place policy recommen-
dations on the city commission agenda for Feb. 28.

'Nooner' next Wednesday
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce will host
a "nooner" luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20,
at Caf6 Don Giovanni, 5610 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Res-
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In other city business, commissioners agreed to
allow banners to be placed at Gulf Drive and Cortez
Road to promote the Anna Maria Island Tour of Homes
and the Longboat Key Center for the Arts upcoming
events, but agreed to hold a special workshop to discuss
the policy of banner placement at the intersection.
"It's becoming an eyesore," said Mayor John
Chappie of the banners. "Most of the functions that are
being promoted are not taking place in Bradenton
Beach. I think we need to re-think our banner policy."
Currently, any not-for-profit organization is al-
lowed to place banners at the intersection provided
the city commission grants approval.
Commissioners also approved hiring of a new
Code Enforcement Officer, Dawn Betts. A Bradenton
resident, Ms. Betts has worked in the construction busi-
ness for the past six years.


Income tax form help
at library Thursday
Free assistance with filling out 2001 federal
income tax forms will be available Thursday,
Feb. 14, and subsequent Thursdays from 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m. at the Island Branch Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
The AARP Tax-Aide program offers the
help through April 12. Taxpayers need to have
2000 tax return, 2001 federal tax package with
address label, all 2001 tax-related documents,
and cost and purchase date for all investments
sold or exchanged during 2001. Further informa-
tion may be obtained at 778-6341.


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Graciela Giles will demonstrate watercolor paint-
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THE ISLANDER M FEB. 13, 2002 M PAGE 17


Anna Maria's Anna immortalized in turtle book


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Anna took over sea turtle fans' hearts, broke
them when she died, and now lives on in memory
and in a new book and even physically in turtle
tissue.
The "Tampa Bay Tour of Turtles" is a colorful
storybook about turtles, including Anna, the Tampa
Bay turtle tour to benefit the Clearwarter Marine
Aquarium, and background on CMA, the recipient of
the project's proceeds.
Anna was a leatherback turtle, rare indeed in
these waters, dreadfully injured by a crab-trap line
and boat propeller and stranded helpless on the Anna
Maria Island beach two years ago.
Suzi Fox, who holds the Florida marine turtle
preservation permit for the Island, and fellow Turtle
Watch volunteers did what they could until medical
help arrived from the Clearwater Marine Aquarium.
With the help of many volunteers, the experts got
the 5-foot-long, 790-pound leatherback to the
aquarium and set to work on her right flipper, which
was nearly severed in her encounter with the crab-
trap line and was badly infected.
They hated to amputate, for leatherbacks are
deep-water animals that swim constantly and must
dive to improbable depths for their food. But ampu-
tate they must, if Anna were to live.
No leatherback had ever survived in captivity for
more than a few days and they are virtually impos-
sible to treat, for their habitat and habits make them
impossible to study scientifically. But Anna sur-
vived.
They finally got her to eat, or rather CMA's
Glenn Harman did, so successfully that she wouldn't
have anything to do with anyone else; he is senior
biologist at the aquarium and co-author of this book.
With only three flippers, she circled around and
around in her huge tank at the aquarium, but though
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lives on in a sense, her tissues still being used in
valuable research into this elusive sea giant.
It's all there in the new book by Jay Goulde and
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PAGE '18 FEB. 13, 2002 M THE ISLANDER


IMS students score high in state tests


Island Middle School students have scored extremely
well in state assessments tests conducted last year.
At its monthly meeting Feb. 5, IMS board members
heard that 40 percent of IMS students scored in the top 20
percent or higher compared with other students in the
same grade statewide, 40 percent scored in the top 40
percent and only 20 percent were below the top 40.
"That means 80 percent of our students are in the top
40 percent statewide," said board chairman John Manetti.
While that does speak well for the students and the
school, Director Jean Shell cautioned the board that the
Florida assessment tests are coming in March and fur-
ther assessment tests will be given in May.
Those scores will be compared with previous
scores to give a good indication of how well students
and the school are doing, she said. "We'll know a lot
more at the end of the year, but right now, the needs of
the students are being met."

Funding
The board also dealt with the issue of retaining a sub-
stitute teacher for the remainder of the year by authoriz-
ing the accountant to obtain a line of credit for $15,000 to


be used in June, if necessary. The money, if used, would
be repaid out of state funding for the 2002-03 school year
which is paid on July 1. IMS is budgeted for 70-75 stu-
dents next year, but hopes to have nearly 100. Current
enrollment is 51 students and 12 additional students have
already signed up for fall enrollment.
A line of credit would be used, if necessary, to fund
a substitute teacher for the remainder of the school year
to keep the "team teaching" approach going in the
classroom. Many parents, teachers and board members
had found this successful, said Manetti.
The board expects to add at least one and probably
two full-time teachers for the next school year.
To offset the cost of the substitute, the board de-
cided not to spend $4,000 for a permanent school sign,
and students may have to pay a small amount for future
field trips. Manetti said it was a simple decision. "Do
we spend money on signs or teachers?"
There was some discussion about further grant
money from the state, but board member Chuck Webb
noted that many state agencies have cut funding. "Gov-
ernment agencies are in bad shape," said Webb.
Shell, however, said she will continue her efforts
to find grant money from the state for next year.

Board vacancy
With the resignation last month of board member
Lynn Lott, a vacancy now exists on the board.
Several people had sent resumes to the school, in-
cluding former board member Noranne Hutchinson,
who had resigned last October.
However; the board decided to have the Parent Action
Committee fill the vacancy because, according to the IMS
charter, at least one board member must be selected from
the the PAC membership. Any parent who has a child at
IMS who wants to be on the board should attend the PAC
meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the Island
Middle School, 206 85th Street, Holmes Beach.

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cipline is not the major issue that it was last year when
the school first started.
Board member Marlene West said she thought
there were still some discipline issues at the school, but
compared to problems at traditional middle schools on
the mainland, "our problems are nothing." IMS does
not have the drugs, gangs and fights that some other
middle schools might have, she said.
Several parents in attendance said their children
were reporting that discipline was much better at the
school than several months ago.
There was also concern on the part of the board that
the school was not accommodating students with learn-
ing disabilities. One current IMS teacher, Mrs. Toye,
is in the process of getting certified in special educa-
tion. There was also concern that students are being
"labeled" because of the color-card system for disci-
pline.
"We have to make accommodation for kids with
behavioral and learning problems," said Manetti.
Shell said that when the color-card system started,
15 students had a "red" or poor report. Now, only five
had a red card. She also noted that two students had
been expelled recently, despite every effort to assist
them with their problems.
The board was also concerned that some parents
were by-passing teachers and the school director with
problems, taking them instead to board members.
The proper channel, said Webb, is to take a problem
to the teacher, then to the director. If it still remains un-
solved, it can be brought to the board. The board should
not be involved in the "day-to-day" operations of the
school, he said, nor should it "micro-manage" the school.
The next board meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Tues-
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THE ISLANDER S FEB. 13, 2002 M PAGE 19


Island students talk politics with local mayor


Students at the Island Middle School talked to
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore about local
politics during a recent visit she made to the school in
Holmes Beach.
After a brief introduction from the mayor about her
official duties, students grilled the mayor in a question-
and-answer session on numerous subjects, including
everything from environmental concerns to personal
insights on being mayor.
Q: Is being mayor hard?
A: The hardest part is public speaking and having
the patience to see a project come through.
I learned a lot about how government works by serv-
ing as a commissioner before I became mayor. It's a
job you do because you love it. If you've never been
to a city commission meeting, I'd recommend going to
one. It will give you a whole new perspective on city
government.
Q: What happened to the Island skate park? Will
it really happen?
A: Plans to provide a skate park were initiated by
Anna Maria Commissioner Tom Skoloda. I agreed to
lobby each city to budget funds for a park, which all
three cities did. Holmes Beach budgeted $25,000.
However, it's up to Mr. Skoloda to follow through.
Q: Will Anna Maria Island end up like Longboat
Key?
A: Not as long as I'm around. Holmes Beach has
a 35-foot building height restriction. One of the reasons


Elementary school Parents
on Patrol raise funds
Volunteers participating in Anna Maria El-
ementary School's Parents on Patrol program are
selling candy to raise funds for the group.
P.O.P. is a volunteer watch group of parents
who patrol the campus during arrival and dis-
missal times. Volunteers are not asked to take the
law into their own hands, but rather to report cases
of speeding or suspicious persons to Holmes
Beach Police Officer Pete Lannon.
Funds will be used t raise awareness of the
group's presence on campus with the purchase of
T-shirts, identification badges and walkie-talkies
for volunteers.
For more information call Alison Stripling,
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Island students accelerate
with reading program
Students at Anna Maria Elementary School are
actively participating in an accelerated reading pro-
gram funded by the Parent-Teacher Organization.
The program was brought to the school a year ago
and has been growing steadily.
According to Pidge Taylor, AME's technical assis-
tant, the program entices students to read more, and
read more thoroughly.
Students in all elementary school grade levels can
choose reading material from an extensive list with a
btoad range of genres and later take a multiple-choice
quiz to evaluate reading comprehension.
Taylor said she can order quizzes for any book,
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for books ranging from the Berenstein Bears to as-
sorted biographies. A list of available quizzes is kept
in the school's administrative office as well as at the
Island Branch Library so that parents and students can
easily reference them.
Available quizzes are listed in alphabetical order or
by reading level. This allows students and parents the
opportunity to find a book either by a favorite author
or by matching the student's skill level.
Taking a quiz after reading a book selection helps
teachers gauge if a student is reading books appropri-
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Taylor said based on the number of requests she
gets from students for quizzes, it seems that they are
actually reading -- nd reading more.\


I got involved with city politics is because I didn't want
the Island to look like St. Petersburg or Tampa. You
can still see the beach from the road here.
Q: Why didn't Anna Maria like the manatee [for


Environmentally friendly
Manatee High School freshman Lexa Murphy, a
Holmes Beach resident, won second place in the
Manatee Regional Science and Engineering Fair's
environmental category for her project, "Cuprous
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'effects of paint on barnacle growth, proving that a
mixture of petroleum-distillatebased paint and
cuprous-oxide paint is less environmentally toxic and
still prevents barnacle growth. Murphy also received
special awards from the Manatee County Audubon
Society and the U.S. Army for her project. Islander
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Caught in

the WAVE
Anna Maria Elementary School students
recognized for civic achievements Feb. 8 at
the We Are Very Exceptional "WAVE"
awards include: Georgio Gomez, Kyla Nip-
per, Alex Thurkettle, Lacey Meshes, Burns
Easterling, Karl Schoonover, Ally Titsworth,
Ryan Guerin, Jarrod McKenzie, Will
Osborne, Severin Walstad, Marisa O'Brien
and Cameron Moroz.
Recipients of the WAVE award receive a
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Making a
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Holmes Beach
Mayor Carol
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the trolley signs]?
A: I came up with the idea along with the two other
mayors and the county paid for the trolley signs. But,
it's Anna Maria's right not to have it; that's democracy.
Q: Will the Perico Island project go through?
A: Plans for a high-rise condo on Perico Island are
going through. We are involved in a lawsuit, but so far
there is nothing we can do. It looks like it will go for-
ward.
Responding to the audible gasps of disbelief from
students upon hearing Arvida will be proceeding with
development plans along the shoreline of Perico Island,
the mayor encouraged students to stay involved.
Whitmore told them the way to challenge decisions
they don't like is to be involved and not to let anyone
tell them that they can't do something.

Anna Maria Elementary
School menu
Monday, Feb. 18
School Holiday
Tuesday, Feb. 19
Breakfast: Breakfast Muffin, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Hamburger on Bun or Peanut Butter and
Sandwich, Tossed Salad with Ranch Dressing, Fresh
Apple
Wednesday, Feb. 20
Breakfast: Pancake on a Stick with Syrup, Yogurt,
Cereal
Lunch: Breaded Chicken or Breaded Pork, Roll,
Green Beans, Pineapple Tidbits
Thursday, Feb. 21
Breakfast: Cheese Toast, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Grilled Cheese Sandwich or Peanut Butter
and Jelly Sandwich, Fresh Baby Carrots with Ranch
Dressing, Banana
Friday, Feb. 22
Breakfast: Breakfast Pocket, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza or Breaded Fish on Bun,
Tossed Salad with Ranch Dressing, Applesauce Cup
Juice and milk are served with every meal.


Island Middle School menu
Monday, Feb. 18
School Holiday
Tuesday, Feb. 19
Lunch: Nachos with Beef and Cheese, or Two Egg
Rolls with Sweet and Sour Sauce, Chef Salad with
Dressing, Sweet Corn, Fruit
Wednesday, Feb. 20
Lunch: Barbecue-Rib Sandwich or Chicken Wings,
Chef Salad with Dressing, Steamed Rice, Fresh Baby
Carrots with Ranch Dressing, Fruit
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Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza or Comdog, Chef Salad with
Dressing, Fresh Broccoli and Cauliflower, Fruit
Friday, Feb. 22
Lunch: Spaghetti with Meat Sauce and Roll, or
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Dressing, Seasoned Green Beans, Fruit
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Beach Cottages opening day
New owner Maggie Brown, left, and Al Galetto of the
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce perform the
ribbon-cutting honors at the newly refurbished Anna
Maria Beach Cottages on Oak Avenue in Anna Maria,
with assistance from Frank Davis of Island Real Estate.
Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

British touch to
Anna Maria cottages
Maggie and Nigel Brown who are originally from
Great Britain, have added that "touch of England" to
the former Spicer's cottages at 112 Oak Avenue in
Anna Maria, now named the Anna Maria Beach
- Cottages. The couple recently purchased the original
two structures and have made some major
renovations. In addition, they have added a fourplex
of single-bedroom apartments for a total of 10 units and
have put in a swimming pool. New hardwood floors,
ceramic tile, furniture and an Island-style decor and
paint have all added to the relaxed atmosphere of Anna
Maria Beach Cottages. "We're very excited about the
cottages," said Maggie. "I think we've kept the charm
of old Anna Maria and added in some of our own
ideas." For further information call 778-2010.

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Island Footwear says goodbye
Island Footwear/Resort Shoes in the Manatee
West Shopping Center at 7435 Manatee Ave. ,
Bradenton (next door to Albertson' s)is having a "going
out of business" sale through March. The store began in
1983 at the old Island Shopping Center in Holmes Beach
and was relocated to the Anna Maria Island Shopping
Center on East Bay Drive before moving to the mainland.
Owner Caroline Turner said her husband, Richard C.
Turner, who passed away two years ago, spent more than
50 years in the shoe business. Now it's time for her to
retire, said Caroline, but she wants to have one last sale.
The store carries athletic shoes, dress and casual, flats and
sandals, and other resort footwear. Call 795-3818 for fur-
ther information.
Bungalow Beach Byrd
The story in the Feb. 6 Islander about country
music star Tracey Byrd should have said he stayed at
the Bungalow Beach Resort in Bradenton Beach, not
Cedar Cove as reported. Bungalow Beach manager
Cory Huffman said the video "Just Let Me Be in
Love" that Byrd performed was filmed at Cedar Cove,
but Byrd, producer Steve Lamar and RCA record com-
pany executives stayed at Bungalow Beach. "They had
a blast," reported Huffman, "and we hope to get them
back." Owned by Gail and Burt Luper, Bungalow
Beach has 15 units directly on the Gulf, and a two-bed-
room, two-bath sailing yacht for overnights on the
water. Call 778-3600 for bungalow info.

Realty raves
Wedebrock Real Estate Co.'s leaders were Cristin
Curl and the team of Rebecca Smith and Elfi Starrett
in new listings, and Valeria Hietala and Smith/Starrett
in sales at the Holmes Beach office in January. Other
top performers were Linda Melnik and Mike Migone/
Tina Rudek in listings and Migone/Rudek and Doug
Bruce in sales at the Longboat Key office, and Cindy
Grazar in listings and Dee Dee Burke in sales at Av-
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Larry House is the new owner of Fat Cat carpet and
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Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

New Fat Cats
Holmes Beach residents Larry and Nancy House
are the new Fat Cats in town, having just purchased Fat
Cat carpet and upholstery cleaners in the Island Shop-
ping Center in Holmes Beach from longtime owner
Jon Kent. Larry said he and Nancy will look to "keep
our longtime customer base" with the same solid ser-
vice and products, while attracting new clients to their
fast and friendly cleaning. Technician Nathan Rowe
has agreed to stay on with the company, said Larry.
"Our main focus will continue to be carpet and uphol-
stery cleaning," he said, "and we're looking forward to
working in the community." To learn more about Fat
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at Center on Monday
A six-week class in the German language is to be-
gin Monday, Feb. 18, at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City.
Instructor will be Bettina Sego, native German and
experienced language teacher. Cost is $7 per class for
members, $8 for non-members. Details are available at
778-1908.

Christian Women's Retreat
reservations being taken
Deadline for registration for the Christian
Women's Retreat at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church is
Sunday, Feb 24.
Registration may be made at the church, 6608
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, between 9 a.m. and noon
and 1 and 5 p.m. weekdays. Fee is $5, checks to be
made payable to the church.
Theme for the event is "Care of the Soul: The Tra-
ditional Spiritual Practices of Our Christian Faith," and
based on the spiritual journey of Peter according to the
gospel of St. Matthew.
The retreat will be led by the Rev. Ellen Cross, who
left a business career for the ministry in 1996 and now
is mission developer in Jacksonville.
Details may be obtained by calling 778-3788.

Author Greiwe will sign books
Saturday at Circle
Longboat Key's Robert Greiwe will sign copies
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James McCartney of Holmes Beach and
Washington, D.C., former national columnist for
Knight-Ridder Newspapers, will discuss "The
State of the Union" with Anna Maria Island
Democrats Monday, Feb. 18.
He will speak at a meeting of the Island Demo-
cratic Club at a Dutch-treat luncheon at noon at the
Beach House Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N.,
Bradenton Beach. McCartney currently teaches poli-
tics at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
Further information may be obtained by call-
ing club President Dale DeHaan at 778-9287.

at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Circle Books, 478 John
Ringling Blvd., on St. Armands Circle. Further infor-
mation may be obtained by calling 388-2850.

'White elephant' sale due
Saturday at Annunciation
A "white elephant" sale is planned from 9 a.m.
until 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Episcopal Church
of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Regina Percy, who is chairing the event for the
Episcopal Church Women, said the sale will have "ev-
erything from treasures to trinkets, baked goods, plants
and the raffle of two prizes." Also offered will be fresh
baked goods, donuts, hot dogs and chili, coffee, jams
and the church women's famous pickles.
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'Smoke-free bingo' set
at Annie Silvers Center
Annie Silver Community Center, 23rd Street and
Avenue C in Bradenton Beach, will have "smoke-free
bingo" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, and succeeding
Thursday during winter season, the center said.
St. Bernard party next Wednesday
The annual dessert card party of St. Bernard Ladies
Guild will start at noon Wednesday, Feb. 20, in the
activities center of St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S.
Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
Those attending may bring their choice of card or
board games, said the guild's Cornelia Zanetti. There
will be many door prizes and special desserts, she said.
Reservations may be made and $5 tickets obtained
through the church office at 778-4769 or from Zanetti
at 778-7771.
Gustavson at L'Attitude
Michael Gustavson's one-man show at L'Attitude
Gallery, 9908 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria City, will begin
with a reception for the artist from 1 to 4 p.m. Satur-
day, Feb. 16, with the public welcome.
The show will highlight the abstract works of the
glaze painter, said Sue Smith of the gallery. "He com-
poses abstract paintings in clay," she said. "They most
often are in the form of large diptychs or triptychs,
torso-shaped vessels and monoliths."
The exhibit will be at L'Attitude until March 15.
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Tickets available for 50th party of gardeners
Some tickets are still available for the 50th an- .,
niversary celebration of the Anna Maria Island Gar- ;
den Club, set for the Moose Lodge in Bradenton
Beach on Feb. 16. seaingl.mtstt ,n dn--e
The dining room's seating limits attendance to
150 persons, said the club's Jean Taylor. The tick-' -
ets are $10 per person and may be purchased at the
Anna Maria City Post Office; Publix supermarket,
3900 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach; The Islander,
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach; or from the
club's president, Marguerite Carrick, 778-0256.
The dinner and party will begin at 5:30 p.m. at
the Moose Lodge, 110 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach.
Tickets for the raffle of the many substantial
prizes donated by Island businesses are also being'
sold by club members, said Taylor. Tickets are $1,
or six for $5.
The drawing will be at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 20 pre-
ceding the organization's meeting at Roser Memo- '
rial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria
City.
Funds raised will "enable the club to continue
our participation in community and beautification ,
projects," Taylor said.
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50 years of history: Anna Maria Island Garden Club


EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the history of the Anna
Maria Island Garden Club, which has its 50th birthday
dinner Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Moose Lodge hall in
Bradenton Beach. The club's Jean Taylor edited and
updated this history from writings of Madeline and
Marion Ulmer.
On a beautiful spring day, May 10, 1951, a group of
Anna Maria Island women "kindred spirits," they
called themselves met to consider forming a garden
club. The discussion of that day set in motion plans which
still influence the Anna Maria Island Garden Club.
After several meetings the club was formally orga-
nized on Oct. 18, 1951, with 22 charter members. Words
of the first president, Mrs. T.E. Colvin, remind today's
members of the ideals on which the club was founded:
"All good gardeners are philosophers" and "a garden
club should be a giving and not a getting organization."
Now the Anna Maria Island Garden Club, which
turned 50 last fall, is indeed a giving and not a getting
group. With membership this year nearing 40, it still de-
votes its community-founded efforts toward making Anna
Maria Island a more attractive place in which to live.
Fading handwritten minutes of the first executive
board, reports of the early meetings,-and clippings from
the original Islander tell of the first flower show, of beau-
tification activities around the Anna Maria City Hall, con-
cem for making the beach area on the bay more attractive
all during the first year of its existence.
In the early meeting minutes of the club it is interest-
ing to read that the membership was restricted to residents
of Anna Maria City, but within a year this was broadened
to include all residents of Anna Maria Island.
To commercial horticulturists in the area, honorary
membership was voted in December 1951. From the
club's minutes it is evident that some took advantage
of this invitation, notably Clyde Phelps, who presented
the first club program on annuals.
He was a frequent speaker, counseling the mem-
bers on methods of soil enrichment and types of plants
and shrubs best suited to this climate and always urg-
ing protection of native cedar, sea grape and local trees.
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den Club members Florence Clay (30-plus years)
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With his wife Lena, then a teacher at the Island
school and a charter member of the club, Phelps was a
constant source of inspiration and guidance to the
young club in its early days, and the Phelps' interest has
continued through the years.
Early in 1952 the club decided to consult the mayor
and commissioners of Anna Maria City to offer assis-
tance in beautifying the grounds of city hall. Delighted
at the women's interest, the officials offered their help
- use of a city truck, fill dirt and the use of two hoses
and the outside faucets. The club bought a third hose
and the following month 25 female members and their
husbands went to work.
Appropriately the day chosen was March 20 and
these harbingers of spring planted three coconut palms,
shrubs and plants, some of which were memorial gifts
from families honoring deceased loved ones. One lo-
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page reference book "Tropica" donated last year to both
the Island Branch Library and Tingley Memorial Library;
a bench and sundial with pedestal for the butterfly garden
next to Holmes Beach City Hall; donations of new
plantings to Roser Memorial Community Church; and
arrangements to welcome new businesses.
Soon after its first birthday the club sponsored its
first flower show on Dec. 17, 1952. It featured three
types of Christmas decorations for table, mantel and
door. Red and blue ribbons were awarded to winners.
This show became an activity carried on for several
years, changing in 1956 to a spring event.
The 1981 flower show was in the Roser Memorial
Community Church fellowship hall, where the club
still has its meetings on the third Wednesday of each
month October through April.
Another early activity sponsored by the club was
a workshop, the first one in December 1952. Each year
a workshop is included in the club's varied program.
This year's will be March 20, on making nosegays.
The club is known for its excellent programs such
as a recent trip by charter bus to Sunken Gardens in St.
Petersburg. Other trips have included Orchids et
Cetera, Rosa Fiorelli vineyards, Mote Marine Labora-
tory, the Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary, Selby Botani-
cal Gardens, Jungle Gardens and local azalea gardens.
Coming soon is our "mystery trip."
Speakers have represented various florists, nurser-
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cus, butterfly gardening, birds and shells. Each field
trip is followed by lunch at a nearby restaurant.
Although the 2002 membership cannot boast of
any remaining charter members, the current 40 still
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Island police reports
Anna Maria
Feb. 2, 200 block of Elm Avenue, criminal mis-
chief. A man reported that a light fixture at his resi-
dence had been broken.
Feb. 4, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria Island
Community Center, theft. A man reported his bicycle
stolen.
Feb. 6, Manatee Avenue, Kingfish Boat Ramp,
found property. According to the report, a passerby
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Feb. 7, Bay Boulevard and Pine Avenue, recovered
tag. Deputies stopped a vehicle that went through a stop
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Bradenton Beach
Feb. 1, 1900 Gulf Drive S., Coquina Beach, lost/
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Homes Beach
Feb. 1,4000 block of Gulf Drive, beverage law. An
18-year-old male was arrested for underage drinking.
According to police, he was seen drinking beer while
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Feb. 2, 100 block of 65th Street, theft. A woman
reported two of her bicycles stolen from the bike rack
at the street-end beach access.
Feb. 2, 11000 block of Manatee Avenue, driver's
license. A woman received a notice to appear for driv-
ing with a suspended license.
Feb. 5, 3015 Gulf Drive, Citgo, theft. An employee
reported a man drove off without paying for $3 worth
of gas.
Feb. 7, 7900 block of Palm Drive, theft. A man re-
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10 a.m. -Ash Wednesday celebration at the Epis-
copal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1638.
10:30 a.m. Imposition of ashes and Holy com-
munion services at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church,
6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
778-1813.
11:30 a.m. Off Stage Ladies Auxiliary of the Is-
land Players International Luncheon at the
Bradenton Yacht Club, 4307 Snead Island Rd., Pal-
metto. Reservations: 761-7599 or 795-8753.
6:30 p.m. -A light supper, imposition of ashes and
Holy Communion services at Gloria Dei Lutheran
Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
tion: 778-1813.
7:30 p.m. Ash Wednesday celebration at the
Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1638.

Thursday, Feb. 14
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free tax help at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 758-9271.
7p.m. Sarasota Shell Club meeting at Mote Ma-
rine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway,
Sarasota. Information: 739-0908.
7p.m. Bingo at the Annie Silver Community Cen-
ter, 23rd Street and Avenue C, Bradenton Beach.

Friday, Feb. 15
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Book sale at Tingley Memorial
Library, 111 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach. Infor-
mation: 779-1208.
12:30 to 5 p.m. Sarasota Shell Club Festival at
the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami
Trail, Sarasota. Information: 739-0908. Fee applies.
7p.m. -"Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" at the
Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton.
Box Office: 748-5875. Fee applies.


Saturday, Feb. 16
7 a.m. to 7p.m. Reservations due for the North
American Butterfly Association's trip to Butterfly
World in March. Information: 749-0219. Fee applies.
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. White Elephant Sale at the Epis-
copal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 778-3457.
10 a.m. to noon Art demonstrations by water col-
orist Graciela Giles and furniture painter Nancy Law
at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 778-6648.
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Book sale at Tingley Memorial
Library, 111 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach. Infor-
mation: 779-1208.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sarasota Shell Club Festival at
the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami
Trail, Sarasota. Information: 739-0908. Fee applies.
1 to 4 p.m. Opening reception for glaze painter
Michael Gustavson at L'Attitude, 9908 Gulf Drive,
Anna Maria City. Information: 779-1600.
5 to 7 p.m. Spaghetti dinner at Roser Memorial
Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. In-
formation: 778-0414. Fee applies.

Sunday, Feb. 17
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sarasota Shell Club Festival at
the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami
Trail, Sarasota. Information: 739-0908. Fee applies.
2p.m. -"Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" at the
Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton.
Box Office: 748-5875. Fee applies.
4 p.m. Tenor Ron Burrichter performs at First
United Methodist Church, 603 11th St. W.,
Bradenton. Information: 747-4406

Monday, Feb. 18
10:30 a.m. to noon Six-week German class be-
gins at the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City. Information:
778-1908. Fee applies.
Noon Anna Maria Island Democratic Club lunch
with guest speaker James McCartney at the Beach
House Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton
Beach. Information: 778-9287.
12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Irish-dance lessons at St. Ber-
nard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes
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7 p.m. National Geographic photographer David
Doubilet presents "Reefs of Cuba and Great White
Sharks" at Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thomp-
son Parkway, Sarasota. Information: 388-4441. Fee
applies.

Tuesday, Feb. 19
8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Digital Fine Artists Asso-
ciation exhibit at the Anna Maria Island Art League,
5408 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
778-2099.
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. "Downtown Sarasota Close-Up"
digital photo exhibit at the Education Center, 5370 Gulf
of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-8811.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. "Color Splash" exhibit at Island
Gallery West, 5568 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Infor-
mation: 778-6648.

Wednesday, Feb. 20
10:30 a.m. "Service of the Word" at Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 778-1813.
Noon St. Bernard Ladies' Guild dessert card party
at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Activity Center, 248
S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-
7771. Fee applies.
12:30 p.m. Peggy Williams presents "Shell Col-
lecting in Belize" at the Anna Maria Garden Club
meeting, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City. Informa-
tion: 722-5902.
5:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist and "Souper Supper" at
the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1638.
6 p.m. -Trusts in Real Estate Transactions semi-
nar at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-2261.
6:30 p.m. -Dinner and "Service of the Word" at
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1813.

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Hazardous weather warnings; manatee death record


Although not as scintillating as New Year's, Mardi
Gras or the Fourth of July, Florida Hazardous Weather
Awareness week Feb. 17-23 is something of which we
should take note.
We're the lightning capital of the Unites States.
Every summer we're threatened by tropical storms and
hurricanes. And don't forget tornadoes and flash flood-
ing caused by all those summer thunderstorms.
According to the Florida Department of Commu-
nity Affairs, tornadoes caused the most trouble in 2001.
Two people were killed, 27 injured and almost $13
million in damage resulted from tornadoes last year.
Although tornadoes are worse in the center of the state,
Manatee County has had 58 tornadoes from 1971-
2001.
"Most strong to violent tornadoes are produced by
rapidly rising air in a thunderstorm updraft," according
to Dennis Decker with the National Weather Service,
"although smaller tornadoes and waterspouts can form
in weaker showers. If there is a large increase in wind
speed and a change in wind direction with height, the
updraft will spin. This is called shear. The larger the
shear, the greater the rotation and therefore, the greater
the chance of a tornado."
He said that the strongest and most dangerous
tornadoes historically occur in February, March and
April, although the greatest number of tornadoes
occur in June, July and August. And hurricane-
spawned tornadoes are common during the active
hurricane months. Tropical Storm Josephine pro-
duced 20 tornadoes in October 1996, including one
that cut an 8-mile-long, 400-yard-wide swath near
the town of Edgewater.
Severe thunderstorms caused more than $6 million
in damage last year in Florida. Again, Manatee County
isn't at the top of the list for thunderstorm activity -
as the center of the state takes that "honor" as well -
but we had 154 strong storms from 1971 to 2001.
"Severe thunderstorms can produce hail the size of
a dime or larger and/or winds of 58 mph or greater,"
said Walt Zaleski with the National Weather Service.
"Strong rising currents of air called updrafts carry
water droplets high into the upper reaches of thunder-
storms, where they freeze. These frozen droplets fall
back toward the earth in descending currents of air
called downdrafts. In their descent, these frozen drop-
lets bump into and coalesce with unfrozen water drop-
lets and are then carried back up high within the storm,
where they refreeze into larger frozen drops.
"This cycle may repeat itself several times until the
frozen water droplets become so large and heavy that
the updraft can no longer support their weight. Even-
tually, the frozen water droplets fall to earth as hail-
stones," he said.
Severe thunderstorms usually also produce light-
ning, which last year killed eight people and caused
about $1.5 million in damage. Eight people have died
from lightning strikes in Manatee County since 1959.



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Hillsborough County holds the '--bious distinction of
being the most lightning-prone area of the state, with
31 deaths since 1959.
June, July and August are the months to watch for
lightning or watch out for lightning. Interestingly,
since 1993 there have been no lightning deaths in
Florida from October through January, and only one in
February.
The National Weather Service has a "30-30 Rule"
for lightning. Count the seconds between seeing light-
ning and hearing thunder. If it's less than 30 seconds,
lightning is a threat, and take cover. And stay under
cover for 30 minutes after the last lightning strike to be
safe.
Here are some lightning factoids:
Air in a lightning stroke is heated to 50,000 de-
grees Fahrenheit.
A ground stroke can produce between 100 million
to 1 billion volts of electricity, and averages 100,000
amperes.
The average lightning channel is one inch in di-
ameter.
And then there are hurricanes. I'll spare you the
hurricane drill until later in the year, but here's an in-
teresting factoid to figure out how much rainfall a hur-
ricane will produce: divide 100 by the forward speed
of the storm in miles per hour and you'll get the esti-
mated rainfall.
Have a safe hazardous weather awareness week.

Manatee casualties
"Unseasonably warm weather this winter has al-
tered the normal winter aggregation habits of manatees
and may be a factor in January having the highest one-
month total of boating-related manatee deaths on
record."
That's the word from the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission. In cold months, manatees
tend to hang out around power plant outfall pipes be-
cause the water is warmer. With an unnaturally warm
January, sea cows are instead moving around and, as
the weather is nice enough for boating, "interaction"
between boats and manatees has occurred.
At least 53 manatee deaths were documented in
January, including 16 confirmed boating-related
deaths, according to the Florida Marine Research Insti-
tute.


The worst year for manatee deaths was 1996, when
415 of the animals died. The worst January on record
was in 1990, during which 73 manatees died, largely
as a result of cold stress.

Water bags?
We've all had to fill our share of sandbags as a
hurricane or tropical storm approaches. Now, a Michi-
gan company has come up with a high-tech sandbag
made of water.
Floodwater Bags is a reusable bag containing
something called polyacrylate polymer. Kind of like a
freeze-dried meal, you add water and the polymer turns
into a heavy gel. The bags are plastic, non-porous,
come with a screw top and can be stacked like a regu-
lar sandbag.
When the floodwaters recede, you unscrew the cap
on the bag and dump out the goo. "This output can be
pumped directly back into the water, where it has no
effect on aquatic life, or it can be pumped into septic
haulers' tank trucks and disposed of at local landfills
or agricultural fields," according to the company. "The
gel is biodegradable and, if left in the open air and sun-
light, will decompose in a matter of days."
You can order replacement goo to add to the bags,
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For more information, contact: Floodwater Bags,
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Mapmaker relief act
... or maybe billboard painter relief act. The
Florida Department of Transportation is renumbering
all 436 interstate roadway exits in the state. The exits
will no longer be consecutively numbered but instead
will correspond with the nearest mile marker.
The project is expected to be completed by May.
Cost is $4.6 million.
"It might be a little confusing for a short period,"
said Charles Brantley, president of the Florida Truck-
ing Association, "but most jurisdictions are already
doing this on their highways so Florida is simply do-
ing now what they've already done. In the long haul,
we consider it a plus."
I would hazard a guess that the mapmakers, bill-
board companies and businesses along interstates
which advertise "Just east of Exit 40" would have
mixed feelings about the change.
I would also suggest you hold off on buying a new
Florida map for a few months if you want to be able to
find the right exit while driving on the interstates.

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Sheepies still anything but sheepish; grouper offshore


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Cold fronts have again slowed fishing, but the ac-
tion is anything but cool offshore for grouper and snap-
per. Good catches await anyone willing to brave the
high seas and winds.
Backwater fishing continues to feature sheepshead,
some up to 7 pounds. Trout and redfish are another
good bet in the bays, but snook fishing is slow.
Here's a heads-up: what with the Cortez Commer-
cial Fishing Festival this weekend, try to avoid the
expected high boat traffic around the "Kitchen" and the
flats south of the village or motor on over for a
Cortez "hot dog," a mullet sandwich.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said after last week's
cold snap, redfish and trout really turned on, plus some
whopper 7-pound sheepshead.
Capt. Sam Kimball out of Annie's said he's get-
ting gag and red grouper to 15 pounds, plus snapper to
4 pounds, cobia to 15 pounds and lots of triggerfish.
Best results are in 40 to 80 feet of water, he added.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said
Longboat Pass is the place for pompano or whiting.
Seagrass beds are a hotbed of trout action right now,
and grouper offshore is still a good bet.
Capt. Curt Morrison and Capt. Ryan Hackney
on the Neva-Miss said they've been catching lots of red
grouper, mostly limit catches each trip, while going off-
shore. Snapper are also helping to fill the boxes.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business said he fea-
tured sheepshead and trout last week, with limit catches
from each of his charters.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach said he got some redfish from around
the docks and sheepshead, some up to 5 pounds.
Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
wade fishers are still catching plenty of trout on the
seagrass beds south of the Anna Maria Bridge. Look
for some early morning redfish off the Manatee Pub-
lic Beach pier, he added.
Bob Kilb at the Rod &Reel Pier said sheepshead,
a few redfish and some small fish are the best bets for
pier anglers, although there is lots and lots of bait mov-
ing around the pilings.
Anglers at the Anna Maria City Pier report snook
are moving around but don't seem to be biting, al-
though heepshead are still hitting good on either
shrimp or sand fleas.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he's putting charters onto sheepshead to 4
pounds, a few reds and some keeper-sized mangrove
snapper.
Capt. Matt Denham fishing a new Seacat out
of Captain's Marina (soon to be Catcher's Marina) said
offshore fishing has been great, with red grouper to 25
pounds, lane and mangrove snapper to 5 pounds and
some 50-pound amberjack.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House
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On my boat Magic, we have been laid low with-
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Feb 16 1:46 1.6 7:51 0.1 2:29 1.5 8:17 0.3
Feb 17 2:40 1.4 8:16 0.3 2:51 1.6 9:12 0.2
Feb 18 3:39 1.2 8:33 0.5 3:19 1.7 10:15 0.1
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w PAGE 30 0 FEB. 13, 2002 M THE ISLANDER


Regular season champs crowned, playoffs loom


By Kevin Cassidy
Special to The Islander
A full day of games at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center brought the basketball league's regular
season to an end with champions crowned in four di-
visions.
IMG took top honors in the Premier League (age
14-16) with a 9-4 record, two games ahead of second-
place Anna Maria Glass & Screen. IMG took on
fourthyplace Anna Maria Oyster Bar in a semifinal
playoff game at Feb. 11, while second-place Anna
Maria Glass & Screen battles third-place Island Real
- Estate at 8 p.m. Feb. 13.
When IMG has shown up to play, they have proved
unbeatable, so the rest of the league has to hope IMG
experiences car trouble or that the bridges hold them up
if anyone else hopes to walk away with the Premier
League's championship trophy.
Air & Energy grabbed first place in Division I (age
12-1.3) with an impressive 11-1 record. Their only loss
came at the hands of their semifinal playoff opponent,
Jessie's Island Store, which finished in fourth place
with a 4-8 record. They'll "lace 'em up" at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 13, while second-place Galati Marine
takes on third-place Island Discount Tackle at 8 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 15.
Though A&E has undoubtably been the class of the
division and boasts an impressive inside-outside scor-
ing combination with Jeff Wehling and Clay Orr, this
is the division where an upset is most likely to occur.
< To beat them, Orr's scoring chances must be lim-
ited and Wehling must be kept off the offensive glass.
Having someone get on a hot streak from the outside
wouldn't hurt either.
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Sports
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 30

Sign of the Mermaid led Division II (age 10-11)
wire-to-wire and put together an impressive 11-1
record with its only loss coming to A-Paradise Realty
early in the season. Second place Marco Polo had a 9-
3 record and took the Mermaids to overtime the last
time they played, so an upset may be in the making.
The Mermaid will take on Acute Care Team, while
Marco Polo will play at 7 p.m. Feb. 15 against third-
place Anna Maria Spirits.
LPAC was the only team in the Center basketball
league that won all 12 games on its schedule and will
be a major surprise if they don't sweep through the
playoffs as well. LPAC will play at 6 p.m. Wednesday,
Feb. 13, against Danziger Allergy & Sinus, while sec-
ond-place Duncan Real Estate takes on third-place Is-
land Survey & Map Feb. 15 at 6 p.m.
The championship games and allstar games in all
four divisions will be played Saturday, Feb. 16. The
action gets started at 10 a.m. and concludes with a
coach's game at 6 p.m. Rumor has it that a scribe may
show up to play with the coaches.

Division III: LPAC 23, Survey 15
Forrest Schield exploded for 15 points on Satur-
day, Feb. 9 to lead LPAC past Island Survey & Map.
LPAC, which finished atop the Division III standings
with an undefeated record, also received four points
from Justin Dearlove and two points apiece from
Brooke Fitzgerald and Stephen Orlando.
Kevin Callahan led Island Survey & Map with six
points, while Vajra Morano scored three points.
Allyson Titsworth, Joey Hutchinson and Nash Thomp-
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Map 8, Danziger 7
Island Survey & Map clinched a playoff berth,
thanks to a one-point victory over Danziger Allergy &
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Sports
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Sewall, who scored four points, and two points each
from Garrett Secord and Alex Thurkettle.

Division H: Polo 26, Paradise 23
Marco Polo tuned up for the playoffs with a 26-23
win over A-Paradise Realty behind 10 points from John
Orr and five points apiece from Dylan Mullen and
Christian Evangelista Saturday, Feb. 9. Justin Anton
scored four points, while Danielle Mullen added two
points for Marco Polo, which finished the season in
second place.
Kyle Victor led A-Paradise with 11 points, includ-
ing three three-point baskets, while C.J. Wickersham
and Charlie Woodson added six points each in the loss,
which ended Paradise's season.

'-Mermaid 34, ACT 18
Sign of the Mermaid completed a perfect, unde-
feated regular season with a 34-18 victory over Acute
Care Team Saturday, Feb. 9, to lock up the top seed in
the playoffs. The Mermaid received 12 points from
Tyler Schneerer and eight points from Jarrod
McKenzie. Ian Douglas added six points, v(hile Catie
Carden finished with two points.
ACT was led by Celia Ware's nine points and three
points from Scottie Steenstra. Cameron Kawcak, Jake
Wood and Jarrott Nelson completed the scoring for
Acute Care with two points each. Their season is over
with the loss.

Division I: Galati 44, Jessie's 30
Galati Marine remains the team that nobody wants
to play in the playoffs as it continues its strong play
through the second half of the season with a 44-30 win
over Jessie's Island Store Saturday, Feb. 9. Michael
Cramer led all scorers with 24 points, while teammates
Phelps Tracy added eight points and Sam Lott finished
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Marine player. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy

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Michael Wallen's 14 points paced Jessie's, which
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Tackle 81, Bryant's 61
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McDonough. Spencer Carper's six points completed
the scoring for the Tackle team.

A&E 58, Tackle 53
Air & Energy showed why they have the league's
best record, but Island Discount Tackle demonstrated
that they can play with A&E by a mere five-point loss
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Island Discount Tackle had no answer for A&E's
Clay Orr, who explode for 37 points. Teammate Jeff
Wehling added 17 points and controlled the offensive
and defensive boards. Connor Bystrom and Chad
Ensley completed the scoring for A&E, which is the
top seed for the playoffs.
The Tacklers were led by Joey Mattay's 21 points
and 15 points from Greg Lowman. Anthony Rosas
added six, Spencer Carper five, and Zach Schield and
Matt McDonough scored two points each to complete
the scoring for Island Discount Tackle.

Jessie's 46, Bryant's 41
Jessie's rode the inside-outside scoring combina-
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victory Tuesday, Feb. 5, over Bryant's Recycled Trea-
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points, including three three-pointers. Ananda Morano,
Jordan Pritchard and Shane Pelkey finished with two
points each.
Chad Richardson's 15 points and 13 points from
Mark Templeton led Bryant's, which also received 11
points from Steve Faillace and two points from Brad
Bryant.

Premier League: Oyster Bar 51, IRE 49
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ers and Brett Slowey completed the scoring for the
Oyster Bar with four points apiece.
Island Real Estate was led by Gary Scott, who
scored a game-high 28 points, and Ryan Carlson's 15
points. Chris Nelson scored four points and Casey
Swartzendrub added two points to complete the scor-
ing for IRE.

Glass 52, Oyster Bar 47
Anna Maria Glass & Screen defeated the Oyster
Bar by riding a balanced scoring attack that saw six
players score at least six points Monday, Feb. 4, led
by Teddy Carlson's 11 points and nine points from
B.J. Keim. Glass & Screen also received eight points
each from Daniel VanAndel and Bobby Gibbons and
six points each from Will Langston and Billy
Malfese.
Tyler Krauss scored 17 points and Mic Cripe
scored 10 to lead the Oyster Bar, which also received
seven points from Bobby Cooper and five points from
Sean Sanders. Brandon Roberts and Brett Slowey com-
pleted the scoring with two points each.

IMG 71, IRE 54
IMG locked up the top seed in the playoffs, thanks
to a 71-54 win over second-place Island Real Estate
Monday, Feb. 4. Graeff's 26 points and 23 from Yoder
paced IMG, which also received seven points apiece
from Shelton and Tucker and six points from Garcia.
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Final basketball

standings
Premier League, age 14-16
IMG 9-4
Anna Maria Glass & Screen 7-6
Island Real Estate 6-7
Anna Maria Oyster Bar 3-10

Division I, age 12-13
Air & Energy 11-1
Galati Marine 7-5
Island Discount Tackle 7-5
Jessie,s Island Store 4-8
Bryant's Recycled Treasures 1-11

Division II, age 10-11
Sign of the Mermaid 11-1
Marco Polo 9-3
Anna Maria Spirits 4-8
Acute Care Team 3-9
A-Paradise Realty 3-9

Division III, age 8-9
LPAC 12-0
Duncan Real Estate 7-5
Island Survey & Map 6-6
Danziger Allergy & Sinus 1-11


from brother Jeff Scott. Ryan Carlson added nine
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Basketball schedule


Premier League, age
Date Time
Feb. 13 8 p.m.
Feb. 16 10 a.m.
Noon
6 p.m.
Feb. 19 8 p.m.
Division I, age 12-13
Date Time
Feb. 13 7 p.m.
Feb. 15 8 p.m.
Feb. 16 11 p.m.
1 p.m.
6 p.m.
Feb. 19 8 p.m.
Division II, age 10-11
Date Time
Feb. 15 7 p.m.
Feb. 16 2 p.m.
4 p.m.
6 p.m.
Feb. 19 7 p.m.
Division III, age 8-9
Date Time
Feb. 13 6 p.m.
Feb. 15 6 p.m.
Feb. 16 3 p.m.
5 p.m.
6 p.m.
Feb. 19 7 p.m.


14-16
Teams
Playoff: Second vs. Third
Championship game
All-Star game
Coach's game
Awards presentation

Teams
Playoff: First vs. Fourth
Playoff: Second vs. Third
Championship game
All-Star game
Coach's game
Awards presentation

Teams
Playoff: Second vs. Third
Championship game
All-Star game
Coach's game
Awards presentation

Teams
Playoff: First vs. Fourth
Playoff: Second vs. Third
Championship game
All-Star game
Coach's game
Awards presentation


Instructional League, age 5-7
Date Time Teams
Feb. 19 6:30 p.m. Awards presentation


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SIX DRAWER DRESSER. Mirror and two two-drawer night
stands. Faux black marble, easy glide drawers, three years
old. Excellent condition. $300, or best offer. 778-2991.

THREE CEILING FANS: Flush mount lights. Instal-
lation hardware included. Like new condition, $40
each, 779-1296.

RATTAN GLASS-TOP dining table, four uphol-
stered chairs. Rattan couch, two matching chairs,
glass coffee table and end table. Rattan loveseat,
coffee table, two matching chairs, Lazyboy recliner.
Desk and chair. Glass table, four chairs. Washer/
dryer. All nice! 809-0575.


WANTED: OLD SILVER flatware and serving
pieces, old lighting fixtures, paintings and furniture.
Call Ed or Christine, 726-2165 or 364-8444.

BINGO: Smoke free every Thursday, 7pm. Annie
Silvers Community Center, 23rd Street at Avenue C,
Bradenton Beach.

Pursuant F.S. 83.805 final notice of disposition for
nonpayment of the contents of unit #19 (furnishings
and personal belongings) of Geoff Wall, from 413
Pine Ave., Anna Maria FL 34216, items shall be
donated on or after Feb. 15, 2002.








Want il all but don't want to- pay a lot7 This furnished 2BR.2BA
condo has it all plus a low maintenance lee' Ameriiies in-:lude
goll. pool, clubhouse, tennis and is jIus minutes to tre beach'i
Asking only $85.000 For further details call Frank M1iglore
Reallo'r at 778-2307.





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SANDPIPER MOBILE RESORT street and large
carport sale. Saturday, Feb. 23, 7am-2pm. Raffle,
lunch available. Homemade pies and crafts. 2601
Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach.

SIXTH ANNUAL 530 Key Royale Drive garage sale.
Saturday, Feb. 16, 8-11am, no early birds. Toys,
golf equipment, kids and adult clothing, and more!
Free refrigerator magnets. 530 Key Royale Drive,
Holmes Beach.

BIG SALE: Saturday, Feb. 16, 8am-2pm. Antiques,
collectibles, books, washer/dryer, household items,
furniture, toys, clothes, boat trailer, mower. 105
Pelican, City of Anna Maria.

MOVING SALE: Saturday, Feb. 23. Dishes, lamps,
furniture, microwave, pictures, lots of miscellaneous.
All clean and reasonable. 8006 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.

RUMMAGE SALE: Saturday, Feb. 16, 9am-4pm,
Scooter with charger, electric lawn mower, shelving,
barbecue smoker. Free concrete blocks. 527
Bayview Place, Anna Maria.

ROSER THRIFT SHOP open Tuesday, Thursday,
Friday 9:30am-2pm. Saturday 9am-noon. Donations
Wednesday 9-11am. Sales racks. 511 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria. 779-2733.
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LOST: COPPER BRACELET at Gloria Dei Church
or Rotten Ralph's. Reward! 778-0186.

LOST: NEW YORK City Fire Department jacket,
badge and wallet on Bridge Street. Extremely sen-
timental, no questions asked, 713-6619.


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.


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.

1991 BOSTON WHALER, 13-foot, 40-HP Johnson,
bimini, trailer, 148 hours. Storage cover, ex-yacht
tender. (941) 388-1342..

SAIL BOAT: 22-foot Starwind, swing keel, 8-HP
Evinrude motor, trailer. In the water, ready to go!
$3,500, 792-6964.

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 baby sit
pets and children. Charge $3 per pet and $5 per
child. Call 778-7622 or 778-7611.



DUPLEX FOR SALE 206 Peacock


With a view of the bay and a short walk to the beach, this elevated
duplex in Holmes Beach is in a SUPER location! The 3BR/2BA side
has a new kitchen and A/C and the 2BR/2BA side had a remodeled
kitchen and a finished "playroom" downstairs. Each side has a two-
car garage with lots of storage. Built in 1979, this well-kept duplex
is priced to sell at $325,000. Last year's taxes were $3,326. The
square footage of the residence areas is 1,856, the garage area is
1,644 and the playroom is 300. The lot is 7,515 square feet (86 by
87). Phone (941) 779-9074.




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REALTORe
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KEY WEST-STYLE HOME IN ANNA MARIA
Anna Maria is the spectacular backdrop for this charming,
new Key West-style 4 bedroom home that is nestled on a
canal just 1 1/2 blocks fom a white sandy beach. Picture this
warm summer breezes., lush Florida Fauna, a beautiful
yellow exterior with bright kdfue trim, soft island colored
interior paint, Bimini shutters, warm hardwood floors, soar-
ing ceilings, screened Florida room, a sumptuous master
suite, maple cabinetry and a boat dock with lift. Go to
www.hannerle.com for a virtual tour. $875,000.
Call Hannerle Moore at:
Bus. (941) 383-6411 Res. (941) 778-1096
Mobile (941) 302-8537 800-910-8728
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, Inc.
201 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Suite 1, Longboat Key, FL 34228
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678 Key Royale Drive
3BR/2BA, great room, laundry room and two-car garage.
Recently remodeled, new roof, new windows, new A/C,
new carpet and tile throughout. Newly painted Inside.
Newly stuccoed and painted exterior. $455,000.
Please call 778-6805 for appointment.


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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
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.

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

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 inr,4oLw,-wttn the Anna Maria Island
Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.


VACATION
RENTALS

Capri Condo
2BR beachfront
$1,300/week
JIVACATION South Bay Inn
CONNECTION 1BR & 2BR
LONGBOAT'Y LIUDO $750 $l,100/week
3720 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228
387-9709 800 469-4852
www.FLvacationconnection.com


The Islander


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Library.
Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-6247.
PART-TIME ISLANDER REPORTER: Journalism
skills a must. Computer literate. Independent
worker. Resumes: e-mail news@islander.org, or fax
778-9392, or mail/deliver to The Islander, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.
JESSIE'S ISLAND STORE has openings for both
deli clerks and cashiers. Full and part-time. Please
call Jim or Jessie at 778-6903, or stop by at 5424
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, to complete an appli-
cation.


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

PERSONAL COACH: Healthy Living Program:
healthy eating, drinking, breathing, exercise, medi-
tation, attitude. 778-5298.


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 systems
engineer offers in-home computer training. Basic to
advanced training for software, Internet, e-mail, digi-
tal photography, QuickBooks set-up/training. Install
software programs, hardware. Serving Longboat,
Anna Maria. E-mail: AMIComputerTutor@aol.com.
Call 778-9436, cell 704-7662.




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ISLANDER CLASSIFIEDS- The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
advertising!
FURNITURE UPHOLSTERY, cushions, etc. Repair
and restoring antique specialist. Island Upholstery.
121 Bridge St. Free estimates. 778-4335.
COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your com-
puter misbehaving? Certified computer service and
private lessons. Special $15 per hour- free advice.
545-7508.

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

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

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

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

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

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









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


Open House Sun.. Feb. 17

Come and see the area's best!

CASCO DORADO 9804 CORTEZ RD. WEST
2BR/2BA, 55+ community with boat dockage, club house, heated pool.
$98,999 Open 2-4 pm

SAILBOAT WATER 214 S. HARBOR DR. HOLMES BEACH
3BR/2BA with attached garage, fireplace, many modern conviences.
$595,000 Open 1-3 pm

PINE MEADOW 919 83RD ST. NW
3BR/2BA lakefront, stained glass entry foyer, vaulted and beamed ceilings, fireplace.
JUST REDUCED! $199,900 Open 2-4 pm

LAUREL OAK PARK 1111 86TH CT. NW
4BR/3BA, garage, caged and heated pool, gas appliances. Six months young.
$369,900 Open 2-4 pm

SANDY POINTE CONDOS 3607 E. BAY DRIVE
2BR1.'BA elc'.'ated condo with rwo-car garage. Heated pool and close to beach.
$185,900 Open 2-4 pm




62/fdebwck
REAL ESTATE COMPANY
3224 East Bay Dr. Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
Sales: 941-778-0700 Rentals: 778-6665 *1-800-749-6665
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S andy'S Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lal Hauling By the cut or by the month.
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Paradise Improvements 778-4173
Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
Replacement Doors and Windows
Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
Lic#CBC056755

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Water Damaged Drywall Tiling Painting
HAND AND SPRAY TEXTURE
Clean, Honest, Reliable More than 20 years experience
= Fred 752-7758 Cellular 545-6141 40

MARIANNE CORRELL, REALTOR
ISLAND, CONDO AND DUPLEx SPECIALIST
-'] "Personal Service is My First Name!"

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ISLAND LUMBER
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213 54th St., Holmes Beach 778-3082
OPEN: MONDAY thru FRIDAY 7:30 to 5 SATURDAY 8 to 12

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Complete Corian Counter Top Service
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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.

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

TREES BY BREEZE. Landscapes, tree trimming
and property maintenance since 1988. Check-a-
Home service, Island resident. Call Chris, 778-2837.

M&J ISLANDSCAPES. Quality lawn and landscape
management. "A cut above, at a price below." Free
quote. Call now, 779-0496.

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


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.

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

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.

BAYSIDE ROOFING. Roof repair specialists. Re-
Roofs! New Roofs! Tile replace i rnti All work guar-
anteed! RC0042064. 366-9606.



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.



Retractable Patio Awnings
*Motorized Operation
*Instant Shade & Rainblock MCI l gtQU Ii, unI-
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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


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

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

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 .MA, .p4 raenton Beach waterfront.
SDR and 2BR apartments with balcony. Newly reno-
vated, fully furnished. Very clean, private. Week,
month, season or long term. 778-4555.
HAVE THE FLORIDA West Coast white sand beach
at your door. Beautiful 2BR condo, unit 6, at Via
Roma, Bradenton Beach. Available Jan. 25-Feb. 1,
2003, (occupancy limit 6). Pool, hot tub, gas grills,
furnished with full kitchen and housekeeping.
$1,400/wee-. 788-5166, or
Young8590@citlink.net
HOLMES BEACH 1BR/1BA, duplex with covered
parking, only two and half blocks to beach. $650/
month. 779-2114.
VACATION AND SEASONAL RENTALS: View Gulf
2BR/2BA, split, $2,900. Longboat Village, 3BR, pet
OK,$2,900. Perico Bay Villa, 2BR/2BA, March,
$2,400. Palma Sola townhouse, pool, $2,200. Real
Estate Mart, 756-1090.
SEASONAL WITH BOAT dock. Holmes Beach,
beautifully furnished 2BR/2BA, balcony, screen
porch, garage. Tropical and private. $650/week,
$2,000/month. 776-1789.


YOU CAN HAVE the warm Florida west coast with
beautiful white sand outside your door. 1 BR effi-
ciency available at Resort 66 in Holmes Beach.
Pool, ocean, full housekeeping. Fully furnished.
Weeks available during March 2 to March 23. $900/
weekly. (315) 894-2304.
DUPLEX 1BR/1BA 5625 Gulf Drive. Seasonal
$1,600/month; annual $700 month, $700 security.
Water and garbage, no pets. 778-5114.
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL. 2BR/2BA, very clean,
garage, screen lanai, porch, boat dock. Nice quiet
area. Non smoking, no pets. $950/month. 776-1789.

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.

ANNA MARIA: Attractive upper 2BR/1 BA, open floor
plan, fourth house from Gulf. Available November
2002 to May 2003. $1,300/month. 778-7933.

SINGLE, PROFESSIONAL FEMALE, no kids, two
Labrador dogs, seeks long-term annual rental on
Island or west Bradenton. Great employment/rental
references. Leave message, 350-0274.

SOULFUL GARDEN house near beach on north tip.
Elevated 3BR/2BA, screened lanai, available De-
cember 2002 and January-February 2003. $2,700/
month. (813) 495-7048.
ANNUAL RENTALS available now. 1BR and 2BR
units, close to Gulf. Rates from $625 to $915/month,
includes yard care and garbage. First, last, security
required. Call Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
ANNA MARIA DUPLEX available April. Furnished
2BR/1 BA, garage. Lanai, patio, washer/dryer, large
yard. $1,600/month, includes utilities, cable. 778-
8456.
DIRECT GULFFRONT 2BR/2BA condo, new rental,
immaculate, available April 1. Pool, tennis, cable,
lanai, elevator, walk to shopping, restaurants, etc.
778-6288.

ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH duplexes: 2BR/2BA
with Florida room, tile floors, washer/dryer hookup,
new kitchen, garage. 2BR/2BA with tile floors, stor-
age. 1 BR/1 BA with washer/dryer hookup. Close to
beach. Dolores Baker Realty, 778-7500.
KEY ROYALE Canalfront home. 2BR/2BA, family
room, breakfast bar, dock, two-car garage, laundry
room, fully equipped. Seasonal rental, $3,600/
month. (813) 991-5462.

SPACIOUS WATERFRONT upper with dock. Pan-
oramic view. Furnished Key West style. Pet consid-
ered. Also, renting for year 2003. $2,300/month.
794-5980.


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REAL E^ STATE REAL E STAEContnudRALESTTEConined


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
Robinson Properties 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. Robinson
Properties, 778-4523 or (800) 977-0803.

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

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

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

WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS 2BR/2BA, canal
view. Move right in! Call Dick Maher or Dave Jones,
A Paradise Realty, 778-4800 or 730-3346.

MARKET NEWCOMER fully furnished, 2BR/2BA villa
in Spanish Main Yacht Club on Longboat Key. Com-
pletely remodeled in 1999 with many nice features.
Gulf beach access and marina on Club property. You'll
love it here. $224,000. Call owners at 387-3234.


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.

HISTORIC OLD TOWN, 200-feet to beach. 3BR/
2BA, home with two rental units. Valuable income
property. $405,000. Call 778-8571.

210 67th ST. Holmes Beach. Half block from beach,
private. 3,200 square feet, 3BR/4BA and enclosed
17-by-16-foot den for additional bedroom. Master
bedroom upstairs, 20-by-18-feet, walk-in closet,
ensuite with Jacuzzi, high ceiling and private deck,
wall-to-wall carpet. New tile and terrazzo floor down-
stairs, three-sided wood fireplace in 40-by-22-foot
living/family/dining room with plenty of light from
patio doors. Breakfast bar and skylight in kitchen.
Two three-ton air conditioning units and humidstat.
$399,000, 778-0795.

RETIRED COUPLE WISHES to purchase one half
of Island duplex. 798-3617.

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 1 to 4pm. The best on the
bay: Perico Bay Club, 1323 Perico Point Circle.
Elegant 2BR/2BA condo, one-car garage, many fine
upgrades. $255,000. Furniture package, $15,000.
Exclusive listing by Marilyn Trevethan, Realtor,
Island Real Estate, 778-6066.

PALMA SOLA BAY townhouse. 2BR, heated pool,
boat dock, near beach. New paint, carpet, $120,000.
Real Estate Mart, 756-1090.


BY OWNER: 811 Bay Blvd S., City of Anna Maria.
4BR/2BA, new Berber carpet and tile. Cathedral
ceilings, double fireplace, large open kitchen, dining
room, double garage with workshop, recreation-ve-
hicle parking, wonderful porch, beautifully land-
scaped with sitting gardens and deck. $629,000,
778-0405.

PERICO BAY CLUB: Open house 1-4pm Wednes-
day, Feb. 13, and Sunday, Feb. 24. 715 Estuary.
2BR/2BA, beautiful view, carport, move in condition.
$172,500. 761-3369.

GULFVIEW 2BR/2BA furnished condo in Bradenton
Beach. Second-floor front unit. Imperial House,
$195,000. 795-1022

NEW LISTING: 5800 Imperiore Ave., Holmes
Beach. Close to beach and shopping. Completely
remodeled. 2BR/1BA, garage. Must see inside!
Beautiful! Call 778-0926 for appointment. Open
Sunday 1-4pm.

EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All real estate
advertising herein is subject to the Fair Housing Act,
which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limi-
tation or discrimination based on race, color, religion,
sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or in-
tention to make any such preference, limitation or dis-
crimination Familial status includes children under age
of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant
women and people securing custody of children under
18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any ad-
vertising for real estate which is in violation of the law.
Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings
advertised in thl newspaper are available on an equal
opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call
HUD toll-free at (800) 669-9777, for the hearing im-
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ELEVATED ISLAND DUPLEX 2BR/2BA each
side. Excellent location, walk to beach or bay.
$289,000. Call Ed Oliveira, 778-4800 or 705-
4800.


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.


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.


PANORAMIC BAYFRONT CONDO Steps to
the Gulf. Great rental, turnkey furnished. Call
Lynn Hostetler, 778-4800 or 720-5876.








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









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.


COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES
Prime Ellenton location, 40 acres zoned MHP for 240 pads. $1,350,000.
Downtown Sarasota, 3.28 acres plus 50,000 sq.ft.
retail building on Main Street $7,500,000.
Industrial Flex building with 20,000 sq.ft. at Port Manatee, $985,000.
Marina 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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GULFFRONT LOT Incredible ouildable lot
on nonh end of Anna Maria. Full unobstructed
Gulf view. Some trees, private tropical setting
One of the best ;o1s on the Gulf $799,900
Sandy Drapala, 749-5797 or Kathy Marcinko,
713-1100. 72806


BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME on Warner's
Bayou, Highly sought after buildable waterfront
lot in NW Bradenton. 256 ft. frontage on
Riverview Blvd. and 100 ft. on Warner's Bayou.
$750,000. Joanne Jenkins, 730-4040. 76973
VIEW OF RIVER AND POOL. Wonderful loca-
tion near marina, Old Main Street, shops, etc.
Great amenities include secured entry, heated
pool and clubhouse. Enjoy sunsets on the river.
$117,500. Ruth Lawler, 856-0396. 78954


SPECTACULAR PANORAMIC Tampa Bay
views. Located at the lp of Anna Maria Island.
An enchanted tropical world. Tris wonderful
area has kept a quaint tranquil atmosphere.
$434.900 Kathy Marcanko 713-1100 or Sandy
Drapala 749-5797. 79116


SERENE AND PEACEFUL describes this
beautiful property of 6.2 acres in Oakford. Won-
derful established home with all the comforts.
Great gathering areas. $329,000. Bill
Stufflebeam, 730-1858. 80579
THIS HOME IS SIMPLY GORGEOUS. Enter-
taining is pure pleasure in this elegant home.
Beautiful fireplace with built-ins, cherry kitchen
cab/island/aquarium glass. Pool with waterfall.
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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.
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.







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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
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Melinda Bordes
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Marianne Correll
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201 North Harbor Drive. $799,000

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 ........ $499,000

ISLAND HOMES
CONDOS & LOTS

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

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

Bradenton Beach Clubfrom $500,000

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

216 85th Street ...... NEW $324,900

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

2906 Gulf Drive ............ $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 ....... $1,500,000

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

COMMERCIAL
PROPERTIES

9915 Manatee Avenue.. $1,495,000

Sports Bar & Restaurant .... $129,900
(business only)

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


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