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Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992) ( February 27, 2002 )

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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
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Creation Date: February 27, 2002

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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: February 27, 2002

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

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







Le Maria slander


Oscar contest, page 19.
Oscar contest, page 19.


"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"


Volume 10, no. 16, Feb. 27, 2002 FREE


Cortez Bridge repairs, delays start Monday


By Paul Roat
"Regular maintenance" on the Cortez Bridge is
scheduled to begin March 4 and should be completed
by July 29.
The $409,900 project will include lane closures
Sunday through Thursdays from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.,
according to Terry Muse with the Florida Department
of Transportation. There may also be daylight lane clo-
.sures later in the project, he added.
"Most of the work will be done from barges,"
Muse said, so traffic impact should be minimal.


Work to be done will include painting the bascule,
or draw, and installation of new pier jackets, or sleeves
on the pilings, to protect them from the weather. By the
way, the draw paint color will be the same light blue
as is currently on the bascule.
Royal Bridge is the contractor which will perform
the maintenance of the 45-year-old bridge.
DOT workers performed more than $2 million in
maintenance to the Cortez Bridge in late 1995. Resi-
dents and business owners reluctantly agreed to having
the bridge totally closed to vehicular traffic during the


month of October to speed up the repair project at that
time. However, the discovery of lead-based paint on
the bridge caused the contractor to extend the total clo-
sure of the bridge through early December.
Muse said variable message signs will be installed
at both ends of the bridge to alert motorists of the cur-
rent status of the span.
Work on the bridge was to begin in April, but con-
cerns of the project running into the hurricane season -
and the associated problems with evacuation of Islanders
- prompted DOT officials to move up the work cycle.


County charter on hold, not Perico


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria Island's elected officials were in a
celebrating mood last week over the future of a county
charter government that might have given control of
Island development to the county.
With the announcement that the "Big Three" of
Manatee County and the cities of Bradenton and Pal-
metto have reached an agreement ("The Accord") to
form a joint planning commission to handle future
growth, annexation and impact fees, any countywide
vote on a charter government is on hold for the foresee-
able future. In fact, the whole idea of a county charter
could be finished, some Island elected officials say.
Anna Maria City Commissioner John Michaels, a
vocal critic of the county charter proposal, said the
agreement hopefully spells the end of any vote on the
issue.
"It would seem to me it's dead because the issues
of growth and impact fees have been decided. If they
complete their agreement, those two problems would
go away and those were the main issues.
"I'm pleased they reached an agreement. It shows
a lot of statesmanship. Those three entities were the
crux of the problem and all had to bite the bullet."
Michaels said he hopes that the upcoming
countywide visioning process, expected to take from
12 to 18 months, will show that Manatee County vot-


ers are not in favor of a county charter form of govern-
ment.
He also expects at least one Island elected official
to be on the joint planning commission. "I think that's
going to be the case," Michaels said.
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore, another
outspoken critic of a county charter, said the mayors of
all six cities have essentially agreed to Island represen-
tation on the joint planning commission, but she and
other Island officials will learn specifics of The Ac-
cord, JPC and the role Island cities will play at a Feb.
28 meeting in Palmetto.
Commissioner Don Maloney of Holmes Beach
said that while the county charter issue may not tech-
nically be dead, "it's mortally wounded.
"Nothing like this is ever settled, it's just often
postponed until someone can think of a way to bring it
back again," he said. He and other Island elected offi-
cials are now studying The Accord to "see what's in it
for us."
While Island officials may be hopeful that the idea
of a county charter has ended, County Commissioner
Joe McClash, author of the controversial proposal, has
only agreed to wait until the results of the county's
visioning process are complete and studied before he
and his backers will return to the issue.
PLEASE SEE CHARTER, NEXT PAGE


Doo wop,
doo whaa
Island Middel School
students are getting
ready for a Sock Hop
from 2-4 p.m. Sunday,
March 3, at the school at
206 85th St., Holmes
Beach. Pictured are,
from left, front, Joshua
Scheible, Chris
Caldwell, Jake Orr,
,Alexa Thorne and Wade
Risha and, back, Rachel
Bassett and Vera
Pendergraft. For more
information, see
page 22.


Happenings

Busy week ahead
Slow down Casey, there's plenty worth see-
ing and doing on Anna Maria Island this week.
Reception for watercolorist Jacqueline
Clark at the Artists' Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach, 5-7 p.m. March 1.
Peace Pole dedication, bonfire and fire-
works at Anna Maria Elementary School, 4700
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, 5:30 p.m. March 1.
Reception for the Art League's "Student
Exhibit" at 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach,
5:30-7:30 p.m. March 1.
Reception for Island artist Carrie Price at
Little Swamp Studios, 1105 12th St. W.,
Bradenton, 6-9 p.m. March 1.
Little League parade Saturday, March 2,
from Island Baptist Church to the Center at 9
a.m. followed by official pictures, games, prizes,
food and much more!
Sock Hop at the Island Middle School,
206 85th St. in Holmes Beach, 2-4 p.m. Sun-
day, March 3, $6 per person.
For more information, see inside.

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PAGE 2 0 FEB. 27, 2002 N THE ISLANDER

Charter stalled
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

That could mean seeing the county charter flag
raised again someday, said County Commissioner Jane
von Hahmann, who represents Anna Maria Island,
Longboat Key, northwest Bradenton and Cortez.
"But the next 18 months will give us time to see
how well the accord works," she said, before anyone
mentions "county charter" again.
"At least it is ended as a current problem and I'm
glad to see that," concluded Maloney.

Perico lawsuit
But don't think your Island troubles with
Bradenton and Manatee County are over. The root
cause of the push for a county charter still remains:
Perico Island.
It was the City of Bradenton's annexation of Perico
Island and subsequent approval of Arvida's high-rise
condominium project that sparked the county charter
initiative from McClash, and two lawsuits against
Bradenton.
The three Island cities are involved in one of those
lawsuits, brought by the environmental group
ManaSota-88.
At the same time, Island cities are looking to sign
up for The Accord and joint planning commission with
their new friends: Manatee County and the City of
Bradenton.
Attorney Dan Lobeck who represents ManaSota-
88, Manatee County and the Island cities in the lawsuit
against the City of Bradenton, said the agreement
"doesn't change anything, to my knowledge."
He said he would contact attorneys for Bradenton
to determine if there is going to be any change in the
status of the Arvida project for Perico Island that might
settle the lawsuit.
All three Island cities will have to decide if they are
staying in the suit, Lobeck indicated.
Whitmore said that's an issue that her city will deal
with later. "We haven't got that far, yet. We're just in
it with ManaSota-88. It's not costing us anything," she
said.
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn said her city's contin-
ued involvement in the lawsuit might depend upon


County crews were up before dawn Tuesday to fix a two-inch water line rupture at 5300 Gulf Drive in Holmes
Beach. Islander Photo: Paul Roat


Water interruption in Holmes Beach
Approximately 125 Island water customers Utilitity Operations department said the break af-
were without service Tuesday morning, Feb. 25, fected customers from the 5300 block of Gulf
from 6:30 to 9 a.m. after a water main broke in the Drive to the 5600 block. The cause of the break
5300 block of Gulf Drive. was unknown, the spokesperson said, but service
A spokesperson for the Manatee County was restored by the department around 9:30 a.m.


Anna Maria's approval of the Big Three "Accord" and
Island representation on the JPC. However, she added,
"I've not yet really had the opportunity to look into the
lawsuit issue," but she plans obtain a legal opinion and
present it to her city's commission.
She had a number of areas of concern for the Island
and Anna Maria in the Big Three "Accord" that need
to be clarified before her city can agree and sign, she
said.


It was her understanding the "Accord" and JPC are
established only until the county's visioning process
(Imagine Manatee) is finished, not as a permanent
interlocal agreement and a continuing commission.
And she is opposed to any JPC that does not include
Island representation.
Those and other issues should be resolved at the
meeting at 9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at Kendrick Au-
ditorium in Palmetto.


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THE ISLANDER M FEB. 27, 2002 0 PAGE 3


Tolleys are here, maybe


-. "'" By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Don't plan, on taking that scenic trolley ride
around Anna Maria Island anytime soon.
: T%\o of the long-awaited trolleys to replace bus
service on the Island are here, but they're not here.
.. Manatee Countr Area Transit marketing man-
ager Susan Hancock said two trolleys have arrived,
but there are some delaN s before even one of the new
vehicles is ready to operate on Island streets.
S "We'rpe waiting for paperwork.from the manu-
facturer so we can get the tag and title," said
Hancock. Until then. the trolleys don't leave the
MCAT garage, she said.
S :- ," They can't be driven until the title work is com-
plete. I don't know when they're going to be ready."
S Additionally. MCAT has to do some minor work
on the trolleys and convert the rear section of each
trolley to open-air seating.
Once one trolley is read\, it will be driven to the
'Island to make the ceremonial "first run" for the trol-
ley service that will replace MCA| buses on the Is-


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Alcohol sales, garage approved


By Paul Roat
Bradenton Beach officials blessed another estab-
lishment that wants to sell alcohol on Bridge Street,
and also approved construction of a new garage at a
house on Ninth Street South last week.
Members of the city's board of adjustment
unanimously approved the sale of alcohol at the res-
taurant in the Bridgewalk development at Gulf Drive
and Bridge Street. Graham Gardener, representing
the restaurant lease tenant Privateer Inc., requested
the city variance from codes that prohibit the sale of
alcohol within 200 feet of other alcohol-selling es-
tablishments.
Gardener said the restaurant sales would prima-


rily be food, with only 35 percent of revenue bud-
geted to come from alcohol sales.
"We plan to charge exceptionally high prices for
our beer and wine," Gardener said, "so I believe we
will discourage drinkers." Hours of operation will be
from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., he added.
Adjustment board members approved the vari-
ance with stipulations that the alcohol sales would be
used to "support the restaurant and food service" as
well as hours of operation. The variance was granted
to Privateer Inc.; any change in ownership will force
the new-owner to come back before the adjustment
board for another variance.
Board members also unanimously approved a


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garage at the rear of his property that he would like
to rebuild as a larger structure. The existing build-
ing is within the setback area, hence the need for the
variance.
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in March," said Hancock.
Three more trolleys are due at MCAT for a total
of five servicing the Island routes, she said.
There was one piece of good news. Hancock said
30 6f the 100 trol lel signs ordered have arrived and
she expects MCAT to start replacing the old'bus-stop
signs oni the Island with th trolley signs in the very
near future.
But those signs won't be in Anna Maria, where
the city commission has voted to spend money on
benchback signs at trolley stops, rather than accept
a freebie sign from MCAT.
Anna Maria City Commissioner Linda Cramer
said a deposit for the benchback signs has been paid
and the city is waiting to approve a preliminary de-
sign. Once that's approved, the signs should be de-
livered in about two weeks, she said.
Trolley service on Anna Maria Islanl will be
free for at least the first year, according to-lancock.
as MCAT looks to promote a trolley ride a's an alter-
native to driving on the Island.


Anna Maria City
Feb. 27, 6:30 p.m., Environmental Education and En-
hancement Committee meeting.
Feb. 28, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
March 4, 11 a.m., beach renourishment briefing.
March 5, 7 p.m., charter review commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
Feb. 27, 6:30 p.m., board of adjustment meeting.
Feb. 28, 6:30 p.m., code enforcement board meeting.
March 5, 1 p.m., scenic highway meeting.
March 7, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
Feb. 28, 9 a.m., board of adjustment meeting.
Feb. 28, 1 p.m., planning commission meeting.
March 1, 8 a.m., charter ad hoc committee meeting.
March 6, 7 p.m., parks and beautification committee
meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.






PAGE 4 M FEB. 27, 2002 0 THE ISLANDER


Old Bridge Village vote holds; lawsuit may follow


By Paul Roat
Development of Old Bridge Village will continue
- barring a promised lawsuit to halt the condo-office
project on Bay Drive South in Bradenton Beach.
City commissioners last Thursday, before a packed
city hall with more than 80 residents present, refused
to reverse their 3-2 vote Jan. 3 to permit the project.
The reconsideration was prompted by petitions from
voters to reconsider the ordinances allowing the devel-
opment. Organizers of the petition drive had hoped to
either sway the commissioners to change the approval
of the project or force the matter to go to a citywide
referendum as provided in the city's charter.
However, acting City Attorney Bill Lisch told
commissioners that a petition-initiative to reverse a
zoning matter such as the Old Bridge Village project
was contrary to state law and therefore illegal.
In a memorandum to the commission, Lisch wrote,.
"I am of the opinion that the initiative or referendum
process that is being attempted has been preempted by
state law, is prohibited by state law and may not be
used in Bradenton Beach matters regarding compre-
hensive plan changes, rezones or special exceptions
relating to land-use decisions or the repeal of any such
actions taken by the governing body."
The commission's decision didn't sit well with
Anna O'Brien, the head of the group attempting to
block the Old Bridge Village project.
"You just told us that what 81 voters want doesn't
matter to you," she told commissioners, "and it's .OK to
screw with the comprehensive plan and screw with the
land development codes. We'll sue you. Does that help?"

The project
Old Bridge Village owners Harry Brown and Su-
san Kehne bought the property on Bay Drive South
between Third and Fourth streets about 10 years ago.
There are five cottages on the site, including eight
rental units. After extensive repairs to the cottages, the
pair decided last year to proceed with the creation of a
new development.
Current zoning on the property would allow up to
14 units and upwards of 10 offices without the
commission's review or approval.
With the aid of developer David Teitelbaum, the
Old Bridge Village project would include 11 condo-
minium units in three, three-story buildings. There
would also be three office units on the site. Parking
would be on the property, with the exception of one
parking space on Third Street South. The project, as
proposed, would be heavily landscaped.
To accomplish the Old Bridge Village proposal,
use of part of the property was changed from "medium
density residential" to "residential/office/retail," which
allows a more intense multi-family use but retains the
residential character of the property. The property was
also classified as a "planned-unit development," which
allows greater flexibility in setbacks.
The previous vote was 3-2 to make the zoning
changes, with Commissioners Dawn Baker and Ross
Benjamin opposing the project.

The petition process
A group of five residents O'Brien, former
Mayor Gail Cole, Ken Lohn, Ellen Scott and Greg
Watkins canvassed the city and received the needed
50 signatures of voters to call for a special reconsidera-
tion of the matter by the city commission.


The word that strikes terror into the hearts of de-
velopers and builders is floating through the corridors
and meeting rooms in Bradenton Beach City Hall:
"Moratorium."
City commissioners will discuss the citizen-
initiated referendum request calling for a morato-
rium on city property vacations, rezonings or com-
prehensive plan amendments March 7.
The petition came in part as a citizen backlash
to the Old Bridge Village condo-office develop-
ment project on Bay Drive South approved by
commissioners in January.
It is expected that a more broad-based morato-
rium will be discussed March 7 as well. Building


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It was standing room only in Bradenton Beach City Hall last Thursday as residents packed the chamber to
hear Anna O'Brien plead to commissioners to halt the Old Bridge Village project. Islander Photo: Paul Roat


If the city commission did not reverse its Jan. 3
decision on the project, the matter would have to go
before the voters in a special referendum, pursuant to
the city's charter.
The group also presented the commission with a
petition which would "create a moratorium on vacat-
ing city property, requests for rezoning or comprehen-
sive plan amendments until comprehensive plan and
land development code review by city commission and
approved by electors." That issue will be addressed by
the city commission March 7.

The arguments
O'Brien stressed that the group and its petitions
were an attempt to open dialogue with the city. "Con-
flict is poison to the city," she said. "We're trying to
unify the city and work together to solve our prob-
lems." She quoted extensive passages from the city's
land-use laws to base her arguments that the project
should not be permitted.
O'Brien also said she was concerned that by ex-
tending zoning changes from Third to Fourth streets it
would open up Fourth Street to more intense develop-
ment.
"We need to protect the residential character of our
neighborhoods," she said. "Twenty years from now
there won't be any single-family homes between Third
Street and 13th Street" if the Old Bridge Village project
is not stopped, she added.
Watkins said it appeared clear to him that the land-
use changes for Old Bridge Village were not consistent
with the land-use codes and the city's comprehensive
plan. He also was concerned about the noise and traf-
fic on the streets that would be generated by the project.
Attorney Mark Barnebey, representing Old Bridge
Village, said a full discussion of the project was held
Jan. 3 and that the city commission at that time had


agreed the changes proposed met the criteria of the
land-development laws.
He said the petitions to overturn the decision were
prohibited by state law from referendum or voter-ini-
tiated appeal. "I believe it would be illegal to have a
referendum," Barnebey added. "It would violate the
due process and be void."
Owner Brown concurred, saying he believed the
law "was very clear. Would the building official and
the city attorney ask for something to be built that is
illegal? I think not. You voted in favor of a good
project. The alternative is duplexes just as high [as the
proposed project] and parking not hidden and not as
much garden."

The decision
Attorney Lisch somewhat chilled the discussion
with his opinion that the referendum would be contrary
to state law as pertaining to Old Bridge Village. He
filled in for the city's usual legal representatives from
the firm of Dye, Deitrich, Prather, Petruff and St. Paul,
as that group had represented Brown on another mat-
ter earlier and declared a conflict.
"You're stuck with what you did," Lisch told com-
missioners, "unless you go back through the whole
process [of the planning and zoning board and city
commission, plus re-advertising the petitions] and even
then, it has been decided. It's done, unless there are
changes. I don't think you could change this project."
Commissioner Baker said she believed Lisch had
not been as forceful in his arguments as he should have,
using words such as "believe" and "feels that."
She said "the jury is still out. Unless I know for a
fact that the electors want to change the family, residen-
tial atmosphere, I'm not going to vote to do so without
a referendum."
Commission Benjamin said the issue of a morato-
rium on new development in the city had been raised
months ago, yet nothing had been done to date to con-
sider the matter.
"What do we need to do to figure out that people
in this city are worried?" he asked. "It's a nasty project
and has raised some nasty issues."
Vice Mayor Mollie Sandberg said she was the first
one on Bay Drive South to begin the revitalization of
the area when she bought a "relic of a house and built
a home 13 years ago. How can I say no to something
that was a continuation of what is already started on
Bay Drive?" she asked.
Commissioner Bill Arnold said the city commis-
sion "needs to look at the comprehensive plan and the
land-development codes and find out what the people
want, but until that happens, I'm not going to tell these
people how to use their land."
The vote was 3-2, with Baker and Benjamin vot-
ing for having the Old Bridge Village project go to ref-
erendum.


Official Bob Welch said last week he "would like to
investigate putting a moratorium on major develop-
ments."
Welch said there are two projects "already in
the pipeline" which would not be halted, but he
would like to receive more direction from commis-
sioners and the public on the future growth and de-
velopment desired in Bradenton Beach before con-
tinuing with further projects.
Commissioners haven't addressed the morato-
rium matter publicly, although there was at least
one cry of "Amen!" from a member of the board.
The March 7 city commission meeting begins
at 7 p.m. at city hall.


Moratorium on development broached


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Tour of Homes week from Saturday


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Ticket sales are going well, the homes are al-
ready spruced up, and the only thing up in the air, as
it were, is the weather.
The ninth annual Anna Maria Island Tour of
Homes will be Saturday, March 9, and tour commit-
tee members have their fingers crossed that by then
the February chill will have vanished, or headed
north, where it belongs.
Five outstanding homes, four of them in Anna
Maria City, will be opened to the public for the tour.
People can join the tour at any point and proceed in
.any order of homes.
They can buy tickets for $10 in advance or $12
on the day of the tour. They are advised by the com-
mittee chair, Barbara Mason, to walk or bike on the
tour if possible. Parking is at a premium any time on
the streets of the tour area along the beach, and on a
(hopefully) sunny Saturday it's worse.
"Island Fantasy," a quilt hand-stitched by the


Eyeland Needlers, will be awarded at a raffle drawing
at 3 p.m. at the sponsoring Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City.
Tour tickets may be purchased at the following
businesses:
In Holmes Beach The Islander office, 5404
Marina Drive; First National Bank, 5324 Gulf Drive;
Chamber of Commerce, 5337 Gulf Drive; Island
Discount Tackle, 2219 Gulf Drive; Home True
Value Hardware, 5324 Marina Drive; La Pensee
Plumbing, 5348 Gulf Drive, and Ginny's Antiques
and Art, 5600 Marina Drive.
In Anna Maria City Lor-Ells Hair Designs,
401 Pine Ave., and Two Sides of Nature, 101 S. Bay
Blvd.
In Bradenton Crowder Bros.-Ace Hardware,
5409 Manatee Ave. W.; Westbay Athletic Club, 6500
Manatee Ave., W.; Flowers by Don, 2715 Manatee
Ave. W.; and Robyn's Nest, 7427 Manatee Ave. W.
On Longboat Key Longboat Package, 6850
Gulf of Mexico Drive.


Holmes Beach charter commission readies next report


The Holmes Beach Charter Review Commission
continued its slow but steady progress at its Feb. 21
meeting, with several items approved for inclusion in
its March 1 report to the city commission.
The commission approved a recommendation that
the city charter include an ethics section modeled af-


Civic group meets Saturday
The Holmes Beach Civic Association will
have its third meeting on local government at
10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 2, at Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Members of the city's public works and build-
ing department will discuss their roles in government
and answer questions. The public is invited.


ter the Florida statute on ethics. It left development of
the section up to the city commission, if this item is
approved by both the commission and city voters.
A motion to have terms for city commissioners
increased from two to three years was defeated.
However, the commission said the charter should
state clearly that commission terms are for two years. The
commission also recommended that there be no limits on
the number of consecutive terms a commissioner can
serve.
The commission also recommended that the city
clerk be designated to preside at the first meeting of a
newly elected commission in the absence of the mayor,
but only until such time as the new commission can
elect a chairperson.
Recommendations are being made "section by sec-
tion" from the charter, said chairman Don Schroder,


and the committee has not yet reached the section on
staff positions, when it will discuss the issue of a city
manager/city administrator. That issue is expected to
come up around mid-March, Schroder said.
The review commission will meet again at 8 a.m.
March 1 at Holmes Beach City Hall and the public is
invited to attend.

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Clang, clang, clang
Those gosh darn trolleys aren't arriving fast
enough. And the occasional clanging you hear isn't the
trolley practicing its service route it's the sound of
rear-end collisions sprinkled up and down the byways
on Anna Maria Island as traffic gridlock sends
bumper-to-bumper traffic mashing hoods and fenders.
While the trolley won't be a save-all for the
Island's traffic woes in season, it's bound to help. And
there is light at the end of proverbial tunnel. With the
service expected to begin in March (?), it's easy to
conjur up thoughts of trolley-touring Anna Maria Is-
land. Hopping on the trolley at one spot and riding to
lunch or dinner, gathering friends along the way, is
going to be F*U*N.
It would be a huge benefit to have the full service
running in time for March 9, a very (read very very)
busy, weekend on Anna Maria Island with huge
crowds expected at the Springfest outdoor art and craft
show and for the Island Community Center's home
tour.
Well, maybe next year we'll ride the trolley to the
stops on thetour of homes.
In mid-April the remainder of Holmes Beach's
bike path will be under construction and although that
may cause some traffic delays, we can expect to pedal
safely on the main roadway when it's completed.
Sorry, but we can't say the same for Bradenton
Beach and Anna Maria. Anna Maria turned down its
allocated bike path funding some time and another
administration ago, mostly at the urging of a Pine
Avenue business owner or two, who quibbled over the
loss of parking.
Of course, the parking they wanted to retain is
actually on the right of way (read public property),
which would have been utilized for the bike path.
Hence, no bike path in the northernmost Island city,
most desirable biking area for the still quiet streets.
Bradenton Beach is stumbling along in the process
(read quagmire) and likely won't be adding a bike path
to its "scenic" Gulf Drive until 2003 or 2004.
And it's a dar shame, because pedaling to Bridge
Street, where parking is at an absolute premium,
would be advantageous for the businesses there.
Traffic? Busy season? It's all just an exercise in
developing an Anna Maria state of mind. Hurry, trol-
ley.
By the way, the trolley won't change our Island's
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To the people of Manatee County: Continue to write
editorials, attend their meetings and look them in the eye.
Never let them or their successors forget how they delib-
erately misled and deceived the good people at the Palma
Sola Causeway by asking them to behave themselves dur-
ing the road construction project, only to permanently ban
their freedom of having a quiet beer, knowing it was their
intention to ban even before construction took place.
Hypocrisy is on the agenda for the meeting the
evening of Feb. 27 when the Bradenton City Council
meets the public to approve alcohol consumption out-
side on Old Main Street. These council members and
their predecessors strategically planned the banning of
alcohol on the causeway years ago....
The council has three main reasons it will approve
alcohol consumption on Old Main Street:
They hope it will help revitalize downtown busi-
ness. It's the making of money that makes it right.
The money will help fill revenue coffers.
They claim the outdoor area on Old Main Street is
considered a controlled environment.
The main difference between Old Main Street and
the Palma Sola Causeway is that there is no money to
be made on the causeway....
We must never give up and let them take our free-
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Memories to last a lifetime
August 1989 brought a major change in our lives.
We purchased a non-existent business, sold our home
in New Jersey and moved to Holmes Beach.
Our friends thought we were crazy, but our families
were in full support and only had encouraging words for
us. That first day on the Island was awful! Feelings of
homesickness were abundant and opening the doors to a
burnt building with foul-smelling thawed-out bait that had
been in a closed, unplugged freezer for months was nau-
seating. Welcome to our new life!


Things did get better. We established our children
in dance lessons at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center and at preschool. They made friends, as did we.
Over a period of time, we had the buildings cleaned up,
the ship's store stocked, new boats being delivered by
trailer loads, slips filled and a service department.
We now had a fully functioning marina.
Through the years, our customers have become
friends. We have many memories and stories that have
been shared, from excited grandchildren throwing their
fishing poles over the side of the boat after catching a
fish, to the loss of loved ones. Our favorite times at
Captains Marina were sitting on the dock overlooking
the water and chatting with our friends.
Because the sale of our marina moved extremely
quickly, we want to let all of you know how much we
appreciated your business through the years and how
much you will be missed. For those of you we did not
get to say goodbye to, please know you will be forever
in our hearts and memories.
We wish Milton, Brenda and Scott May, the new
owners, all the best in the future.
Marc, Lynn, Michelle and Kristina Modisett
Priceless info
Thanks for the "identity theft" article. There are
some steps we all should take to prepare ourselves for
this calamity.
First, take all credit cards, identification cards and
licenses and photocopy them, both sides. Most cards
have the toll-free number of the card issuer on the re-
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Put this in a safe place and it will be priceless if you
become a victim because it will answer all the questions
the authorities ask if and when you report the crime.
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The Florida experience:
Ponce de Leon, move over
My husband and I have decided to become official
Florida residents. We went to the Florida Division of
Motor Vehicles, stood in line the requisite amount of
time, took an eye test (I can no longer read the letters
without my glasses), paid our fee and handed over our
New York driver's licenses. That was hard.
"Do you willingly relinquish your New York State
license?" the examiner asked me. For a moment, I
balked. I am attached to my New York license..I've had
it for more than 14 years. Did I really want to become
a Florida resident?
Yes, I reluctantly decided, I do. There's the year-
round sunshine, the Anna Maria beaches, our new
home on Perico Island, and (a big and) the lower tax
structure. Then I started thinking about all the new
things we've experienced since we moved here in De-
cember.
We actually live close enough to see space cap-
sules traveling into space when they're launched.at
Cape Canaveral. I took a walk one hot evening soon
after we moved and found about 10 of my Perico Island
neighbors congregating by an empty lot at the north
end of the development. They told me that a Cape
Canaveral launch was due to 'blast-off' in half an hour
and you could see it from this location if the sky was
clear enough. I wondered why the real estate agent
hadn't included this in the description of the house.
What a selling point!
That same evening, I met my first "no-see-ums."
As we waited for the space launch, I slapped and
scratched at invisible pin-pricks on my bare legs.
A neighbor said, "the no-see-ums are bad tonight."
I agreed, saying, "You can't see them, but what
can't you see?"


Barry Gunter aboard his boat, "The Grockle."
"The no-see-ums," she repeated.
Then I got it, only a moment before we were about
to go into an Abbott and Costello routine. In New York,
we have mosquitoes; in Florida, we have invisible
mosquitoes.
Ants are smaller here, also. I opened the sugar bowl
and found it crawling with tiny, whispery creatures.
Then I saw them again, by the water faucet in the
kitchen and in the bathroom. A quick appointment with
the pest-control service and we discovered we were
raising ghost ants. I kind of like the name.
While we're on bugs, I had an encounter with a
giant Florida cockroach. He snuck in through an open
screen door and a visiting neighbor suggested I step on
him-since he was barefoot. I responded by handing
him a hard-soled shoe to do the dirty deed and I fled the
scene of the carnage.
Much bigger and much, much more pleasant are
the birds which spend the day in the pond at the back
of our house. Ibis, egrets, mallard ducks, a blue heron,
an occasional wood stork and several other ducks that
I have yet to identify appear there regularly.
In Rochester, sighting many of these species is rea-
son for a moment of rejoicing; here it is part of the
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my seat on the porch (I believe it's called a lanai in
Florida).
My husband and I both keep our cameras at the
ready in hope of snapping a photo of the blue heron
with a fish in his mouth.
I've always enjoyed the summer garage sales in
Rochester. Every time I parked the car at the curb of an
open garage laden with cast-off belongings, my heart
would beat faster at the prospect of finding a unique
treasure or an unidentified antique selling for a fraction
of its worth. But those sales were nothing compared to
the estate sales we've discovered in Florida.
First, there is the opportunity to legitimately take
a tour of many different homes. To date, I've attended
estate sales at a modest home in East Bradenton, a pa-
latial contemporary home in a gated community and an
original Sarasota Bay home now owned by a curator of
the Ringling Museum.
Second, there is the knowledge that these are en-
tire households for sale and not the garage-sale cast-
offs frequently seen up north. And third, there is the
heart-stopping anticipation of finding a bargain. How-
ever, my purchases to date are less than impressive: a
plastic bowl, a wastebasket, a goose-down bedspread
(all for the northern cottage), and a small brass bowl
with artificial ivy.
Along with the anticipation is the knowledge that
an estate sale also means the end of an era for a family
- possibly a death or a need to move to an assisted
living facility, or maybe just a move out of town for a
new job. I always come home and look at our belong-
ings with a sad eye, wondering about their worth to a
stranger.
The Florida artists have won my heart. I believe the
year-round sunshine and warm temperatures must fos-
ter a colorful, positive attitude that artists express in
paintings, pottery and sculpture. I'm so enchanted with
the art I've seen on Anna Maria Island the art fairs
and various art galleries that I'd like to sell every-
thing we have and start over. But first I'd have to find
a buyer.
Barry Gunter, one of our neighbors on Perico Is-
land, introduced us to another facet of Anna Maria Is-
land. He invited us for a ride on his boat, "The
Grockle." Barry owns the boat in partnership with a
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Breezy workshop session in Anna Maria City


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Once Anna Maria City commissioners determined
their workshop session guidelines and the structure of
regular commission meetings, their inaugural work-
shop session on Feb. 21 sailed smoothly through a
number of items on the night's agenda, including how
to set the agenda for regular and workshop meetings.
Various issues, problems, concerns and updates
were dealt with fairly quickly in the informal and
breezy atmosphere of the workshop that might have


Beachwalker
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 7
man who is from Cornwall and lives part of the year at
the Perico Bay Club. Grockle is a Cornish word that
means non-resident or tourist.
The two men gave the boat that name because both
are originally from other places Barry was a New
England resident before he moved to Florida. The boat
flies both the English and the American flag.
On a beautiful sunny day when the temperature
was perfect, we went with him to the marina where he
keeps his 20-foot fishing boat. Once "The Grockle"
was lifted into the water, we sped across the bay, en-
joying the great view of Anna Maria Island from the
vantage point of the boat.
We identified the Rod & Reel Pier, Rotten Ralph's,
the condominium building where a friend was planning
to rent. Barry took us through several channels just off
Longboat Key where he pointed out some of the mil-
lion-dollar homes. Then we completed the tour down
the east side of Anna Maria Island, rode under the
bridges (I've been wanting to do that after being stuck
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taken lengthy amounts of time and debate at a regular
session.
Workshop commission meetings had been a prom-
ise of Mayor SueLynn's in her campaign prior to the
Feb. 14 election.
The only "sticking point" of the evening came when
commissioners debated having people who plan to speak
at a regular commission meeting sworn in, as some Island
cities require. Commissioner John Michaels had sug-
gested the idea as a way to impress upon the public the
"seriousness" of commission meetings.
Members of the public questioned why that was
necessary. Georgia Van Cleave said it seemed like "big
county government" in a small city.
There was concern that people would have to
swear to their opinions. Commissioners Chuck Webb
and Michaels said it was only for people giving testi-
mony on facts.
Former City Commissioner Jay Hill said it seemed
like the commission wanted people to do something at
the start of each meeting that they themselves don't do.
But even this little "hitch" was resolved easily,
compared to what might have taken place at a formal
commission meeting during the previous administra-
tion.
In the end, the informal nature of the workshop
session allowed commissioners to drop the idea with-
out fanfare. "It's only a customary procedure, but it's
not worth it if it's going to cause a problem," said
Michaels.
Commissioners agreed to hold two meetings each
month, with the first meeting of the month a workshop
session, at least for the next few months. That's be-
cause of a backlog of unfinished business, SueLynn
said.
They also established the policy that the mayor
should set the agenda by priority. Each commissioner.
could ask the mayor to include an agenda item, but she
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agreed.
Commissioners decided to take public input on
each item at a workshop session, as long as the com-
ments were appropriate to the subject and brief in na-
ture. They had the option of dispensing altogether with
public comments in a workshop session, or allowing
comments only at the end of the meeting.
That seemed to sit well with the few members of
the public who showed up for this initial workshop.
Comments were brief and to the point, and commis-
sioners and the public seemed able to engage in a good
interchange, SueLynn said.
For regular meetings, commissioners agreed to
revive the sheriff's department and public works de-
partment reports, but these will be just highlights, not
intended for lengthy discussion.
Liaison assignments to various committees were
discussed and made. Commissioners all agreed that
they should not be involved in the day-to-day opera-
tions of the city; that will now be the job of the mayor.
Michaels was assigned to the Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce, while Commissioner Linda
Cramer will continue as liaison with the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center. Commissioner John Quam took
the Island Players and the Anna Maria Island Historical
Society liaison duties, while Commissioner Chuck Webb
is the Anna Maria Island TurtleWatch liaison.
Turning its attention to updates of pending busi-
ness and new business, the commission heard the fol-
lowing:
Chuck White has resigned as code enforcement
officer and Public Works Supervisor George McKay is
looking at hiring a woman who worked in Bradenton
Beach as a code enforcement officer. She was origi-
nally the second choice behind White when he was first
hired.
The planning and zoning board has three open-
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ings. Charlie Daniels and former Mayor Gary
Deffenbaugh have asked to fill vacancies.
Preliminary designs for city hall renovations
should be ready for the Feb. 28 commission meeting.
Job descriptions for city staff are being updated
to conform to federal regulations and should be ready
in 30 days.
Public works projects now ongoing are the city
pier, street paving, sidewalks and the search for a city
engineer, said McKay.
Georgia Van Cleave would like a commission
resolution supporting the Belle Haven cottage restora-
tion. The resolution will assist her in obtaining grant
money for the project.
Other items discussed by commissioners and the pub-
lic were the 4 percent rebate from Waste Management,
quarterly and monthly budgets as compared with actual
spending, commissioner's goals and the staff wish list.
There was also a discussion of the need for a city
generator in times of emergency, such as during Tropi-
cal Storm Gabrielle last September. Commissioners
want to wait until city hall renovations are complete to
determine what equipment might be needed.
"The Accord" agreement reached last week be-
tween Manatee County and the cities of Bradenton and
Palmetto was also discussed. A lot of questions remain
to be answered before Anna Maria can agree to the
"Accord" and a meeting Feb. 28 in Palmetto with all
cities and the county represented should clear up a
number of issues.
Following this first workshop session, which lasted
until 10:30 p.m., SueLynn said the commission "got
through a lot of items" in a relaxed atmosphere.
"I think we'll see a few more lengthy workshop ses-
sions. In the beginning, these will be time consuming,"
because of the backlog of issues and problems, she said.
"But this is all new. It's an educational process.
"Now, however, many issues have been discussed
and at the regular meeting, there will not be a need for











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eligible for insurance


Anna Maria commissioners were a bit sur-
prised to learn at their Feb. 21 workshop that
they are eligible for health insurance under a
Florida law.
Commissioner Chuck Webb had raised the
issue last week before the workshop as he was
aware of the insurance plan from working for
Broward County (Ft. Lauderdale).
Gene Cloud of Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and
also a city resident, told commissioners at the
workshop that the total premium for all five
elected officials each month would be $473.60.
The master contract with the state calls for the


city to pay the premium. Commissioners are not
obligated to join, but at least 75 percent (four of
five) must sign up for the plan to take effect.
Michaels said he would have a problem with
the city paying the premium for his insurance. One
suggestion was that a portion of the premium be
deducted from commissioners' salaries.
The commission had scheduled a special ses-
sion for 2:30 p.m. Feb. 22 to decide the issue as
Cloud said they were under a deadline.
Last Friday morning, however, Mayor
SueLynn learned that deadline did not apply to this
commission that was just sworn in two weeks ago.


City finds answer to Avenue B seawall ownership


Homes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore requested that
city attorney Alan Prather research who owns the seawall
on Avenue B's block 32 after a city survey of dock own-
ers suggested the seawall might be on private property.
The plat of Sunrise Park, recorded in Plat Book 10,
page 31, did not dedicate the boat basin and the survey
conducted by the public works department reflected
that the seawall itself did not abut the Avenue B right
of way.
Prather's research, however, found that Sunrise


lengthy debate" when those items come up for a formal
vote.
SueLynn said she was pleased at the informal na-
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interchange between commissioners and the public in
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"The public was fully involved in the process.
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gets under way
"An Affaire to Remember 2002" is officially un-
der way with the beneficiary Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center mailing invitations to prospective "an-
gels.'
Those "angels" are people and organizations con-
tributing to the Affaire and the Center to support "char-
acter building, educational enrichment programs and
recreational services which are intended to keep our
Island youth actively developing their knowledge,
skills and wisdom."
The support now will be "categorically recog-
nized" in the Affaire 2002 auction book, said the let-
ter signed by Trudy Moon, auction chairman, and
Pierrette L. Kelly, Center executive director.
The Affaire will be the evening of May 4 in the
grand ballroom of St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S.
Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Its features will include
a champagne reception, "exceptional menu," wine and
silent and live auctions.
Tickets at $95 per person or $750 for a table of
eight may be reserved now by calling 778-1908.

Yoga/dance class
to be Thursday at Center
Angela Jackson will lead a yoga/dance class at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria City, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, a
change in her schedule from Tuesday.
She also will teach a workshop, "Beyond Your
Wildest Dreams," at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday through
March 26. It is described as a "life dynamic seminar"
which the Canadian native has been teaching for indi-
viduals and organizations for 20 years.
Cost of the yoga/dance class is $6 for Center mem-
bers, $7 non-members. For the workshop, cost is $8 per
class for members, $10 non-members. Details are
available at 778-1908.
Mote 'Sleep With Sharks'
registration is under way
People who want to sleep with sharks have a week
to register at Mote Marine Laboratory, with the dead-
line set for Thursday, March 7.
"Sleep With Sharks a Family Adventure" will
be from 7 p.m. Friday and until 8:30 a.m. Saturday,
March 8 and 9, on the Mote campus on City Island off
the south ramp of the New Pass Bridge.
It will involve information about sharks, a night-
time tour of the aquarium and sleeping outside at the
shark exhibit. Cost for an adult and one child 6 to 12
is $55 for Mote members, $75 for non-members. For
registration and information call 388-4441.

Flea market, bake sale
slated at Harvey church
The Harvey Memorial Church in Bradenton Beach
will host a flea market and bake sale from 8 a.m. until
1 p.m. Saturday, March 2.
There will be casual food and sodas as well as
baked goods, said the church's Joy Woods. The flea
market will have such items as collectibles, household
goods and jewelry. A raffle is planned during the day.
The church at 300 Church St. is housed in a
World War II Army barracks and is served by the
Rev. Bill Grossman as pastor. Further information
on the sale may be obtained from Woods at 778-
4315.

Home and Garden Tour
Saturday on Longboat
The Longboat Key Garden Club's 26th annual
Home and Garden Tour will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, March 2, visiting five locations. ,
The stops range from a shell artist's home at the
south end of the key to the award-winning Joan M.
Durante Park. A $12 ticket entitles the bearer to start
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Artist Carrie Price of Anna Maria will open a
March-long show of her work at the Little Swamp
Studios with an artist's reception from 6 to 9 p.m.
Friday, March 1.
Little Swamp is at 1105 12th St. W.,
Bradenton, in the Village of the Arts. The opening
night coincides with the monthly "gallery hop" in
the village, with all galleries open until 9 p.m.
Further information may be obtained at 779-
1045.


Tickets on sale for annual
Butterfly Park dinner
Tickets have gone on sale for the third annual Anna
Maria Island Butterfly Park sunset dinner and auction,
scheduled for Saturday, March 9.
The $12 tickets may be obtained at Ginny's An-
tiques and Art, 5600 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, or
from the sponsoring Manatee Butterfly Association's
Nancy Ambrose at 778-5274.
The affair will be at 5:30 p.m. at the Moose Lodge
in Bradenton Beach, "so there will be beautiful sunset
views of the Gulf of Mexico," Ambrose said. There
will be musical entertainment until 7:30, when the si-
lent auction begins.
Proceeds will go to the Island's butterfly park be-
tween Holmes Beach City Hall and the Island Branch
Library on Marina Drive.

'Sicilian Travelogue'
is due Tuesday at library
A special program by the Friends of the Island Li-
brary, "Sicilian Travelogue," will be presented at 3
p.m. Tuesday, March 5.
Island winter resident Mel Brenner will present the
travelogue through Taormina and its Mount Etna,
Palermo, and the Greek ruins in the Valley of Temples.
The program is free and open to the public at the
library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Seating is
first come, first served. Information may be obtained
at 778-6341.

Stingers, sharks, shipwreck
on Mote's March agenda
Scientists will cover everything from stingrays to
sharks to shipwrecks in the Monday Night at Mote lec-
ture series during March.
March 4 Dr. James J. Gelsleichter of the Mote staff
will discuss "Florida's Freshwater Stingrays: Atlantic
Stingrays of the St. John's River."
March 11, Dr. J. Coz Cozzi, nautical archaeologist,
will tell of "Florida's Oldest Shipwreck."
March 18, Dr. George W. Benz, director of Ten-
nessee Aquarium Research Institute, will take up "The
Search for the Ice Shark."
March 25, Dr. Ernest Estevez, Mote director of
coastal ecology, will discuss "The Other Edge of the Sea."
All of the lectures will be at Mote, on City Island
off the south ramp of the New Pass Bridge, at 7 p.m.
They are free to Mote members and one guest, $5 for
nonmembers and children 4 to 18. More information is
available at 388-4441.

Reception Friday to open
league's student exhibit
Thursday, Feb. 28, is the last day that submissions
will be accepted for the Anna Maria Island Art League's
annual student exhibit, which runs through March.
A reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, March
1, will open the exhibit at the league's gallery, 5312
Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.
The exhibit will feature work done under the in-
struction of Paul Scibilia, oils; Barbara Singer, water-
colors; and Stacie Dine-Axe, youth and adult mixed
media. The adult entries will be judged by Shirley Rush
Dean and awards will be presented at the reception.
A limit of three pieces per artist obtains, said league
director Ginger White, and the entry fee is $5 per piece.
Gallery hours are 8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Tuesday
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Islander to show demanding art


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Centuries ago it was more precious than gold, and
it's easy to see why painting porcelain is extremely
difficult and time-consuming.
Phyllis Reichart of Key Royale knows just how
hard it is: She has been perfecting the rare art for 25
years. This weekend she will demonstrate her delicate
techniques at a public show in Sarasota.
She is the only Islander showing and demonstrat-
ing in the Gulf Coast Porcelain Artists Show and Sale
from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the First Presbyterian
Church, 2050 Oak St., Sarasota.
Porcelain painting reached its zenith in the West-
ern world in the 1800s, and since then has declined in
production and popularity as an art form, she said.
She paints on porcelain formed by others, for the
clays in this part of the world don't make good porce-
lain. From that phase, though, it's all up to Reichart.
She uses powdered paints that she mixes with a
special oil that doesn't dry until it is fired in her kiln.
Delicate though that process is, it isn't all by any
means. She has to fire one layer, put on three or four
or more additional layers and fire them one by one to
make a finished work of art.
"That's a lot of the fun of it," she said, "firing it just
right to make everything come out as beauty. Espe-
cially if you put gold on it it starts out brown and
you can see it fire up gold."
She finds different textures for different results,
flowers or nature scenes or even faces, all different de-
mands on the artist. "It's like painting on canvas, but
with different paints and different processes and differ-
ent results."
She had a husband problem early on until he real-
ized what was happening. He is a woodworker and the


Phyllis Reichart with some of her painted porcelain.

dust he created was getting on the paint. They arranged
to keep the dust far from her work.
The porcelain show is very impressive, she said,
"seeing all that chinaware; that's what it's all called.
"Porcelain is the top of the line, sort of the Cadillac
of ceramic art."
Further information on the show may be obtained
by calling 349-4661.


Obituaries


Anna V. Brennan
Anna V. Brennan, 99, of Holmes Beach, died Feb.
20.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mrs. Brennan came to
Manatee County from Gibsonville, N.C., in 1996. She
was a homemaker. She was a member of the Womens
Club of Paramus, N.J., and a lifetime member of
Paramus Elks No. 1 2001 Ladies Auxiliary. She at-
tended St. Bernard Catholic Church and was a member
of the St. Bernard Ladies Guild.
Visitation and services were Feb. 23. Memorial
contributions may be made to the Guardian Angels
Fund. St. Joseph School, 2990 26th St. W., Bradenton
FL 34205. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island Chapel,
was in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by daughters Virginia R. Wahl of
Holmes Beach, Ann Noel Danion of Maitland, and
Maureen Kraft of Ponte Vedra Beach; 11 grandchil-
dren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
John E. Cosby
John E. Cosby, 63, of Bradenton, died Feb. 17.
Born in Cleveland, Mr. Cosby came to Manatee
County from there seven years ago. He was retired
from the Ford Motor Co. He served in the U.S. Navy.
There were no services.
He is survived by sons Bradenton Beach Police Lt.
John Cosby and Joseph Jay, both of Bradenton, and
Jeffery M. of Nashville, Tenn.; daughter Jackie Friend
of Bradenton; mother Betty of Mt. Vernon, Ohio; sis-
ters Jane of Mt. Vernon, Susan Patton of Tucson, Ariz.,
and Nancy of California; and brother Edward of Mt.
Vernon.

Madeline R. Delfs
Madeline R. Delfs, 84, of Bradenton and Pilot
Knob, N.Y., died Feb. 24.
Born in Youngstown, Ohio, Mrs. Delfs came to
Manatee County from Cleveland in 1979. She was a
homemaker. She was a member of Key Royale Golf
Club, Holmes Beach. She was Catholic.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday,
Feb. 27, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor
Drive, Holmes Beach. Memorial contributions may be
made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box
21475, St. Petersburg FL 33742. Griffith-Cline Funeral


Home, Manatee Avenue Chapel, was in charge of ar-
rangements.
She is survived by daughters Carol Broderick of
Staunton, Va., and Mary Lou Canavan of Ganesvoort,
N.Y.; and four grandchildren.


Paul William 'Bill' Endriss Jr.
Paul William "Bill" Endriss Jr., 70, of Bradenton,
died Feb. 22.
Born in West Bend, Ind., Mr. Endriss came to
Manatee County in 1956. He was an insurance broker.
He served in the U.S. Army. He was president of the
Manatee County Life Underwriters Association, a
member of the Million Dollar Round Table for 36
years, past Lupac chair, board member of the Sarasota
Health Underwriters, past Jaycee president, a Master
Mason, a Shriner and an Elk. He was a charter mem-
ber of the Sertoma Club of Bradenton and a charter
member of the Sarasota County Kappa Sigma Alumni.
He was a founding member of Gloria Dei Lutheran
Church, Holmes Beach.
Memorial services were Feb. 26. Memorial contri-
butions may be made to the church, P.O. Box 1935,
Holmes Beach FL 34218, or to Christ Episcopal
Church, Minister's Discretionary Fund, 4030 Manatee
Ave. W., Bradenton FL 34205.
He is survived by daughter Lisa Brameister of
Bradenton; sons John of Atlanta and E. Matthew of
Sarasota; and two grandchildren.
Grace Gray
Grace Gray, 81, of Bradenton, died Feb. 19.
Born in Cranston, R.I., Ms. Gray came to Manatee
County from Princeton, R.I., in 1994. She was a retired
secretary. She was a member of Peoples Baptist Church
in Cranston. She was past president of Women's Credit
Union in Providence, R.I.
Memorial services will be in Cranston at a later
date. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice
of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL
34238, or to Integrated Health Services of Bradenton,
2302 59th St. W., Bradenton FL 34209.
She is survived by sister Barbara Daniels of
Bradenton Beach; two grandchildren; and four great-
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Island's Springfest
is next week
More than 100 artists from the United States and
Canada have signed up to participate in the 14th annual
Springfest, festival of fine arts and crafts, said the spon-
soring Anna Maria Island Art League.
The juried show will be from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, March 9 and 10, at the Holmes
Beach City Hall Park. Admission and parking are-free.
Springfest is designed as a family event with live
music, food court, and live animals in some of the ex-
hibits by wildlife, historical and environmental groups.
A highlight will be the raffle of artworks donated
by exhibitors, with tickets $1. Proceeds go to the
league's scholarship fund, which provides free art in-
struction for children and adults.
Springfest and the Winterfest in December are the
major fundraisers for the nonprofit league. Details are
available at 778-2099.

Choral concert Sunday
at Church of Annunciation
The Lamplighters choir from Waynesburg (Pa.) Col-
lege will appear in a free concert at the Episcopal Church
of the Annunciation at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 3.
On the program are a variety of musical selections
plus a few dramatic sketches by members of King's
Court religious troupe. The students are spending
spring break touring Florida.
A reception will follow the concert in Fellowship
Hall, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Further informa-
tion may be obtained by calling 778-1638.

Writers to hear discussion
by author/poet Bowers
The Gulf Coast Writers group will hear June Bow-
ers discuss her book "Epiphanies" and her prize-win-
ning poem "The Rock" when it meets at 10:15 a.m.
Monday, March 4.
The meeting will be at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Further informa-
tion may be obtained by calling 761-9036.

New members are sought
for orchestra/chorus
There is time for new instrumentalists and sing-
ers to perform in the next concert of the Anna Maria
Island Community Orchestra and Chorus, and the
group wants those performers.
The 10-year-old aggregation, founded by
Willem Bartlesman, offers five concerts per year
about six weeks apart, and the next one is on Palm
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Flower
shower
Showers bring
.- flowers at the
Island Garden
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left to right, Jean
Taylor, Valerie
and Tom
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New officers for
garden lovers
The Anna Maria Garden
Club elected new officers
Feb. 20, including Edythe
Richardson, president,
iw ,Priscilla Seewald, vice
president, and Nancy
Ambrose, secretary. Not
pictured is the club's
treasurer, Marilyn
Bruneman. The group meets
the third Wednesday of the
month from October-April
and prospective members
and guests are always
welcome. CallAmbrose at
778-5274for information.
Islander Photo: Courtesy
Nancy Ambrose"


Rehearsals are from 9:30 a.m. until noon every
Saturday at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Ma-
rina Drive, Holmes Beach. Alfred Gershfeld is artis-
tic director and James Forssell chorus master.
Those interested in playing in the orchestra
should call 758-5856, singers 727-1822.

Air Force Reserve Band concert
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Runner Mickey Hooke
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Training intensely since last August paid off for
Mickey Hooke he came in at the top in the 2002
state championship 5K race in Fort Myers and looks
ahead to the rest of the running season.
It was "one of the highest-profile 5K events in the
state" and he still feels exultant about his showing in
the mid-February event in front of 200,000 spectators.
The state championship race rotates, he said, and this
year the Edison Festival of Light classic was desig-
nated.
He came in 12th among 1,245 runners and first in
the Masters Division of over-40 competitors, he said.
That makes him the Florida State Master champion for
2002. His time was 16:13, or about 5:13 per mile for
the 3.1-mile race. The second-place runner coinci-
dentally, last year's winner was 29 seconds behind
the 41-year-old Hooke.
He said he has been preparing for the season since
last August, working out and running on a demanding
schedule.
Hooke is a former Anna Maria Island resident who
works in the Galati Marine sales department.
Next on his docket is the Orlando run Sunday,
March 3, then the 10K state championship race in
Naples March 10.

Retreat coming Saturday
for Christian women
Although the registration deadline passed Sunday,
it is still possible for those who missed registering to
attend the Christian Women's Retreat scheduled Satur-
day, March 2, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.
A spokeswoman said if a woman needs the retreat
she will not be turned away just call the church at
778-0414 to make arrangements.
The retreat's theme is "Care of the Soul: The Tra-
ditional Spiritual Practices of Our Christian Faith" and
will be based on Peter's journey, as recorded by Mat-
thew. The Rev. Ellen Cross will lead the retreat.
The church is at 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, with office hours from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to
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The spring term for classes at the Education Cen-
ter, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, will
begin Monday, March 4. Classes include yoga, bridge,
meditation, jewelry making, creative writing, watercol-
ors, fishing and others, said the center. For details and
registration call 383-8811.

'Lunch, Learn' seminar
Wednesday on Longboat
A "Lunch and Learn" seminar will be sponsored by
the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce from 11:30
a.m. until 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, on "Successful
Relationship Selling Beat the Economic Slump."
Speaker will be Jeff Mills, senior trainer with Brian
Tracy Programs. The $10 session will be at the cham-
ber office, 6854 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Details may be
obtained at 387-9519.

Schedule set at key art center
Two workshops this weekend will open the March
schedule of the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860
Longboat Drive. The program:

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Rain, rain,
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"Lids, Lids and More Lids" pottery, March 2 and
3, with Susan Beecher as instructor.
"Abstraction on Paper All Media," March 2 and
3, Bill Buchman.
"Watercolor at Selby Gardens," March 8 and 9,
Linda Lucas.
"Clay Sculpture," March 8-10, Charles Meyrick.
"Wet on Wet Watercolors," March 9 and 10, Jim
Tschirgi.
"Monotype," March 16 and 17, Florence
Putterman.
Details may be obtained by calling the center at
383-2345.

Longboat Key fishing class
has openings remaining
There are still a few berths open for the Longboat
Key Education Center's fishing class, with registration
under way, Susan Goldfarb of the center said.
The course will be on six consecutive Thursdays
from 3 to 5 p.m., starting March 7. Capt. Ric Ehlis,
longtime fishing guide, will be the instructor in kinds
of fish, baits, rigging, and where to fish.
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registration open
Registration has begun for the golf tournament of
Concerned Citizens of Manatee County on March 9,
with entry forms being distributed. ". .
A shotgun start will launch the four-person
scramble at 8:30 a.m. at River Run Golf Links, 1801
27th St. E., Bradenton "rain or shine," said Ken
Crayton, organizer of the event. Entries may be four-
somes or individuals. .
Contests for men and women golfers will include
putting, closest to the pin and long drive, in addition
to door prizes. The $75 entry fee includes green fees, .. .
cart, dinner after golf, prizes and drinks on the course. -
The price for dinner only is $15. .
The sponsor is the group formed to prevent high-
rise development on Perico Island. -
Said Crayton, "We would like to thank the com-
munity for its overwhelming financial and moral sup- .
port. The struggle is not yet won, but we will win.". i -,
For further information about the tournament and .. ,. -.
to register to play, call 792-0845. -- -.
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German student seeks

temporary home
By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
His cousin in Holmes Beach would give him a
school-year home, but the young German wants rather
to live and learn with a native-born American family.
He is Klemens Klein of Giessen, near Frankfurt, a
16-year-old high school student who is determined to
learn about America and Americans and the language
we speak. He will be a student for the 2002-03 school
year.
His relatives here are Michael and Monika Klotz
and their daughter and son, 15 and 13 respectively, who
have lived in Holmes Beach for three years.
As Monika explained their relocation to Anna
Maria Island, they had a business in Frankfurt manu-
facturing containers for food. They had been vacation-
ing on the Island for 15 years, the last 10 in the house
they bought in Holmes Beach.
They sold the business, she said, "and wondered
what will we do now?" They loved the Island and al-
ready had their home here, so there was no difficult de-
cision involved. They won a "green card lottery" for
permanent American residence and packed their house-
hold.
Since moving here permanently they have orga-
nized a swimming pool maintenance company, named
it Pool America and have seen it grow to 250 custom-
ers whom they serve with five trucks. Both the Klotzes
work at the job. Both of their children attend St.
Stephen's Episcopal School in Bradenton.


Catharina, Monika, Michael and Christopher Klotz.
Young Klein speaks good English, said Monika,
for the school he and his 13-year-old sister attend in
Germany have a two-hour English class every day. He
wants to learn the language better, and learn about this
country and its culture, by living with an American


family.
His father, a psychologist and medical doctor, will
cover his expenses and whatever else is needed,
Monika said. She would like to hear from prospective
host families at 778-4440.


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Art displays, a travel tour and novelist's discussion
of state politics head the schedule of activities in March
at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
.On display during the month will be an Anna
Maria Island Turtle Watch exhibit by Suzi Fox, digi-
tal art by Paul Jtineant and mixed media by Dorie King.
aw 4-4-Mel-Brenner will present a discussion and Slide
tour of Sicily at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, and author
- Tim Dorsey will discuss satire and Florida politics at
3 p.m. March 19..
The complete schedule for the month:


Monday March 4 through 25, Internet class for
beginners, 8:30 to 10 a.m. (registration required at 778-
6341).
Monday, March 11, Friends of the Library annual
meeting, 10 a.m.
Tuesday, March 5, Brenner's Sicilian tour, 3 p.m.
Tuesday, March 5-26, veterans' service officer
will interview clients, 1 to 4 p.m. (appointment re-
quired at 749-3030).
Tuesday, March 12, Betty Jean Steinshouer por-
trays Laura Ingalls Wilder in the Friends Focus on
Florida series, 2:30 p.m.


Tuesday, March 19, Dorsey discussion, 3 p.m.
Wednesday, March 6-27, Family Storytime, 7
p.m.
Wednesday, March 13, Friends Book Club, 10:30
a.m.
Thursday, March 7-28, AARP tax assistance,
10-2 p.m.
Saturday, March 9, origami class, 10:30 a.m.
The library opens at 10 a.m. daily except Sunday,
closing at 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, 6 p.m. Tues-
day and Thursday, 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Further in-
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Reservations due Monday
for Episcopal luncheon
Reservations must be made by Monday, March 4,
for the luncheon meeting and program scheduled by the
Episcopal Church Women of the Church of the Annun-
ciation.
The luncheon meeting will begin at 10:15 a.m.
Thursday, March 7, at the church, 4408 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. Jackie Triste will explain quilting and
fabric artistry, showing 30 pictorial quilts.
Reservations may be made at 778-1638.

Historical society to note
Heritage Day next week
A countywide celebration of Heritage Days will be
observed at an open house at the Anna Maria Island
Historical Society Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria City, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Wednesday,
March 6.
Local artisans will be on hand to ply their spe-
cialties: Irene Murphy will demonstrate beadwork,
Gloria Hall Cropper will make baskets from coils
and Jean Taylor will craft baskets from wood reeds.
Fresh-baked settlers bread will be on sale, old
photos, artifacts, maps and newspapers will be dis-
played.
Further details on the observance is available at
778-4018.

Artists Guild to meet Monday
at Annunciation
The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island will meet
at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 4, at the Episcopal Church
of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach,
with Brenda Jackson of Phoenix Frame Shop present-
ing the program.
The session is open to the public and will begin
with refreshments. Details may be obtained at 778-
6694 or 778-7923.

Woman's club will hear
of crime prevention
The Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island will
meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria City.
On the program will be Manatee County Deputy
Sheriff Al Demayo, who will discuss crime preven-
tion. Hostesses will be Miriam Peck, Clara Kojak,
Dorothy Andrews, Irene Flinn, Bette Riordan, Gerry
Parker and Ruth Gates. Further information is avail-
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Richard Thomas's painting is featured on the
invitationfor a duet showing and artist's reception
with Woody Candish, sculptor, to be held from 2 to 5
p.m. March 9 at the historic Times building (circa
1899) in Sarasota. The pair have had several suc-
cessful shows together in Sarasota, but last year the
event lapsed for lack of an appropriate location. The
building a perfect showcase for the artists' works
- is at 1216 First St., near U.S. 41. The show will
continue through March 22, Monday through Friday
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call the
artists at 778-4457 or 778-9320.

Free help on tax forms
Free assistance by experts in completing federal
income tax forms will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Island Branch Library, 5701
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Taxpayers wanting help should bring a copy of the
2000 tax return, 2001 tax form package, all 2001 tax-
related documents, and cost and purchase date for all
investments sold or exchanged during 2001.

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Artists guild lists events on its
spring schedule
The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island will launch
its spring schedule with exhibits and demonstrations by
two watercolor artists in the next few days.
Friday, March 1, Jacqueline Clark's March-long
exhibit of watercolor paintings will open with an
artist's reception from 5 to 7 p.m. at the guild's gallery,
5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Originally a'sculp-
tor and painter in oils, her focus now is watercolors,
with which she has won numerous awards.
Wednesday, March 6, Neil Redmond will demon-
strate his watercolor techniques at the gallery from 1 to
3 p.m., featuring the creation of irises.
The full program of the guild's spring:
Friday, March 1, 5-7 p.m., Jacqueline Clark exhibit
opening reception.
Monday, March 4, 6:30 p.m., meeting at the
Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach, with Brenda Jackson presenting the program.
Wednesday, March 6, 1-3 p.m., Neil Redmond's
watercolor demonstration.
April 1, 6:30 p.m., meeting at the Church of the
Annunciation with Dr. Carl Voyles speaking.
April 5, 5-7 p.m., exhibit with artists-in-waiting
opening and reception.
April 10, 1-3 p.m., Ginny Eitman demonstrates
mixed media.
May 3, 5-7 p.m., exhibit of silk art from Moffett
Research Center.
May 6, 6:30 p.m., meeting at Church of the Annun-
ciation, John Bonzer speaker.
May 8, 1-3 p.m., Caroline Whitmore demonstrates
watercolors and oils.
Hours at the guild's gallery are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Further
information may be obtained by calling 778-6694.
Demonstrations Saturday at
Island Gallery West
Free art demonstrations are scheduled Saturday,
March 2, at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach.
From 10 a.m. until noon Shirley Dean will demon-
strate watercolor painting techniques and Jane
FitzGerald will show tile painting. Details may be ob-
tained by calling 778-6648.

Wild bird rescue class Saturday
Training in the rescue of injured wild birds is
scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 2, at the
Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary on City Island, off the
south ramp of the New Pass Bridge. For details and
registration for the free class, call 388-4444.




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Flag dedication
Major Ed Northrop, U.S. Army Reserve, pictured above
right, presided over a briefflag dedication ceremony at
the Island Middle School in which the school band
played patriotic songs. The flag and flagpole are a gift
from Moose Lodge #2188, which Northrop said is
dedication not only to the school but also to our
country. Islander Photos: Diana Bogan

SIMS students undergoing state
testing, home-school students too
Sixth- and seventh-grade students at Island Middle
School are taking the Florida Comprehensive Assess-
ment Test March 4-6 and they're looking for company.
All students in the local home-school community
- those kids whose parents instruct them at home -
are invited to participate in the FCAT testing. The tests
are used to assess student achievement of the high-or-
der cognitive skills represented in the Sunshine State
Standards for reading, writing, and mathematics.
Parents of all students taking the test are asked to
prepare students for testing with a good night's sleep
and breakfast.
For more information, call Mary Beth Morgan at
the IMS office at 778-5200.


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Long way to best: Anna Maria Island, via Maine


By Jim Hanson
SIslander Correspondent
She's a painter and a writer and a traveler, she can
be anywhere she chooses, and she chooses Anna Maria
Island.
She is June Lovelace Griffin of Maine and Florida,
making her winter headquarters on the Island. Anna
Maria promises to become subject of articles to her cli-
ent publications, which can't help but boost the area.
Travel started early for her, the family moving sea-
sonally between the Northeast and Florida by boat,
train and car. That was in her childhood, when air travel
was still getting off the ground.
Growing up in Connecticut, she went to college at
Bates in Lewiston, Maine, married a Maine business-


man and never quite got out of the Maine base. But she
traveled. A lot, and without her husband, who was very
understanding and helpful, she said.
She has traveled the world, often at the invitation
of governments and official tourism agencies she
left Beirut the day before war erupted there, has at-
tended two royal weddings in England, and had a
Mediterranean cruise lined up last fall when the cruise
line canceled after Sept. 11. That kept her from her
favorite foreign area, the Middle East.
She wrote from all over, starting when she figured
she could do a better job than the reporter who wrote
a feature about her travels. She appears regularly in the
Maine Sunday Telegraph, Boston Globe and other pub-
lications.


The Griffins wintered in Cape Coral until his death
two years ago. Familiar places became painful, so she
sought out the best of the rest: Anna Maria.
She's always painted, too, she said, in oils, acrylic
and collage, lately working in watercolors. She has had
several one-person shows in the Northeast and her
works have been exhibited widely in the eastern United
States.
There are a few areas she has missed in her trav-
els, but at least one, Australia, may get her attention
soon. She is invited to a wedding there in the spring,
and she's giving it some thought. If not Australia, she
may cruise down the Seine River in France.
And when conditions permit, Griffin says she'll be
back in the Middle East.


How I got to Anna Maria Island


By June Griffin, Travel Writer
Special to The Islander
I arrived on the Island of Anna Maria
after many years spent in Florida during
the winter months when I left my home in
Maine to enjoy the Florida climate.
As a travel writer I have been fortu-
nate to have traveled the world, the only
places I have missed being India and Aus-
tralia. Many visits to England included the
weddings of Diana and Fergie, and I vis-
ited Beirut before the war that tore the
country apart.
This past December I was in England at
the invitation of the British Tourist Author-
ity along with five other travel writers from
America, welcomed everywhere as England
has felt a lack of tourists since the 9-11 trag-
edy, as has our own tourism industry.
I intend to write about the beautiful Is-


land of Anna Maria for Maine newspa-
pers, the Maine Sunday Telegram in Port-
land and the Twin City Times in
Lewiston where I live.
My first visits to Florida were years
ago in Cape Coral, which was just begin-
ning its spectacular growth, and I wrote
travel articles for the Cape Coral Breeze
for 10 years.
After exploring most of Florida from
Key West to the Panhandle and the east and
west coasts, I am renting a house in Holmes
Beach this winter to be near my son and his
wife, who winter in Bradenton.
I have joined Tingley Memorial Li-
brary, where they welcomed a visitor, and
have found shopping easily available and
many restaurants to sample.
Anna Maria Island is a lovely part of
Florida for residents and visitors to enjoy.


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Peace celebration


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Due to inclement weather on Feb. 22, Anna Maria
Elementary School and the Anna Maria Island Rotary
Club rescheduled its Peace Pole dedication celebration.
The community event will now take place Friday,
March 1.
The evening's events will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the
cafeteria with a selection of international desserts and
coffee.
Greek and Irish dancers will provide entertainment
as well as the Island students, who have prepared vari-
ous musical selections.
At 6:30 p.m. the Peace Pole dedication ceremony
will begin in the courtyard adjacent to the cafeteria. The
pole, which is a gift of the Rotary Club, will be carried
to the planting site by students and selected speakers
will lead the community in expressing the wish: "may
peace prevail on earth."
At 7:45 p.m., prepare for the Parade of Nations
extravaganza. National flags, torches, parachutes and
music will be unveiled by students as the community
is invited to gather around a bonfire. Native American
drums and flutes will fill the night air before a special
fireworks finale is set off at 8:30 p.m.
Free parking for the event will be available at St.
Bernard Catholic Church, Church of the Annunciation,
and First National Bank.
Visitors are urged to bring their own blankets and
lawn chairs for comfortable seating.
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Artist Pam Fortenberry designed a new T-shirt for
Anna Maria Elementary School. The new shirts
feature "Splash," a baby dolphin surrounded by a
community of adult dolphins. The shirts reflect the
school's new mascot, chosen recently with a student
survey. Islander photo: Diana Bogan


Island Middle School menu
Monday, March 4
Lunch: Breaded Pork Chop on Bun or
Chicken and Rice, Chef Salad with Dressing,
Steamed Rice, Sweet Corn, Fruit
Tuesday, March 5
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza or Corndog, Chef
Salad with Dressing, Fresh Broccoli and
Cauliflower, Fruit
Wednesday, March 6
Lunch: Breaded Beef Patty on Bun, or Grilled
Cheese Sandwich with Tomato Soup, Chef
Salad with Dressing, Mixed Vegetables, Fruit
Thursday, March 7
Lunch: Cheese Pizza or Fish Sandwich with
Chips, Chef Salad with Dressing, Fresh
Steamed Broccoli, Fruit
Friday, March 8
No School
Juice and milk are served with every meal.


Caught in the WAVE
Anna Maria Elementary School students recognizedfor civic achievements Feb. 22 at the We Are Very
Exceptional "WAVE" awards include, left to right, front row, Anthony Slack, Jordan Wilks and Rip Shaffer,
middle, Ally Walstad, Justin Garcia and Katie Coffey, back, Zack Geeraerts, Will Osborne, Cody Woten,
Nathaniel Ellsworth, David Waunsch and Christian Chamberlain. Recipients of the WAVE award receive a
coupon for a free serving of ice cream at Mama Lo's in Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Andrea Dennis


Dolphin T-shirts available
Anna Maria Elementary School's new T-shirts,
which bear the new mascot, can be purchased through
the school's administrative office.
The shirts have the school's new mascot, "Splash
the Dolphin," printed on a lime-green cotton shirt.
The shirts are available in children's sizes, small
through large, and adult sizes small through XX-large.
Shirts range in price from $6 for children's sizes and
$8 to $10 for adult sizes.
Shirts are being sold by pre-order. Order forms are
available in the administrative office at the school,
4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. For more informa-
tion, call 708-5525.

Anna Maria Elementary School
menu
Monday, March 4
Breakfast: Cheese Toast, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Hamburger Gravy or Grilled Chicken Patty,
Mashed Potatoes, Mixed Vegetables, Mixed Canned
Fruit
Tuesday, March 5
Breakfast: Breakfast.Pocket, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Nachos with Beef and Cheese, or Hot Dog,
Fresh Steamed Broccoli, Pear Halves
Wednesday, March 6
Breakfast: Sausage with Toast, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets with Roll, or Junior Cuban
Sandwich, Tater Tots, Fresh Fruit
Thursday, March 7
Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza or Breaded Fish on Bun,
Tossed Salad with Ranch Dressing, Applesauce
Friday, March 8
No school
Juice and milk are served with every meal.


Island fifth.graders

head to ballpark
Anne Kinnan's and Joyce Ellis' fifth-grade classes
will be joining close to 900 other-fifth-graders for a day
at the ballpark.
Thanks to community businesses, organizations
and individuals that were willing to sponsor a class, the
students will see the Pittsburgh Pirates play the Mana-
tee Community College Lancers in a benefit game Feb.
27.
Majorie Kinnan, Anne's mother, sponsored
Kinnan's class and the Manatee County Schools Foun-
dation sponsored Ellis' class. Sponsors paid $250 for
tickets, lunch and bus transportation to the game.
"This annual fundraiser provides fifth-grade stu-
dents with an exciting day and memories of an old-
fashioned day at the ballpark," said Marianne
Lorentzen, Executive Director of the Manatee County
Schools Foundation.
According to Lorentzen, the experience will be
enriched with a "Batter Up" edition from Newspapers
in Education with activities aimed at improving math,
reading and geography skills.
All gate proceeds for the noon game will be do-
nated to Manatee County Schools Foundation in sup-
port of educational programs.


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Let's go back to the 1950s!
Unpack your poodle skirts and saddle oxfords,
and get ready for a Sock Hop. Island Middle
School, 206 85th St. in Holmes Beach, is going
back in time from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, March 3,
when everyone and they mean everyone is
invited to enjoy the entertainment of the school's
band instructor Jimi G along with Gwen Fogt and
some "really cool" 1950s and '60s music per-
formed by Midnight Rose, formerly known as
High Heel Sneakers.
Plus, rods and cruisers will transform the
school's parking lot into a classic 1950s cruise-in.
Tickets are on sale at the school office or from
IMS students for $6 per person or two tickets for
$10. For more information, contact Mary Beth
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Wednesday, Feb. 27
10:30 a.m. "Service of the Word" at Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Infor-
mation: 778-1813.
5:30p.m. -Holy Eucharist and "Souper Supper" at the
Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information 778-1638.
6:30 p.m. -Dinnerand "Service of the Word" at Gloria
Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 778-1813.

Thursday, Feb. 28
9 to 11 a.m. Peli-boat educational tours at the Peli-
can Man's Bird Sanctuary, 1708 Ken Thompson Parkway,
Sarasota. Information: 388-4444.
10 a.m. to 2p.m. Free tax help at the Island: Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 758-
9271.
Noon to 2:30 p.m. Peli-boat luncheon tours at the
Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary, 1708 Ken Thompson Park-
way, Sarasota. Information: 388-4444.
7p.m. Smoke-free bingo at the Annie Silver Commu-
nity Center, 23rd Street and Avenue C, Bradenton Beach.
7 to 8:15 p.m. Yoga/dance class with Angela Jack-
son at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Mag-
nolia Ave., Anna Maria City. Information: 778-1908. Fee
applies.

Friday, March 1
5 to 7 p.m. Opening reception for watercolorist
Jacqueline Clark at the Artists' Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6694.
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Opening reception for the Anna
Maria Island Art League "Student Exhibit" at 5312 Holmes
Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099.
5:30 p.m.- Anna Maria Elementary School and Island
Rotary Club Peace Pole dedication at Anna Maria Elemen-
tary School, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
708-5525.
6 to 9 p.m. Opening reception for Anna Maria artist
Carrie Price at.Little Swamp Studios, Village of the Arts,
1105 12th St. W., Bradenton.

Saturday, March 2
6:30 a.m. Run for the Turtles at Siesta Key Public
Beach. Information: 388-4331. Fee applies.


8 to 11 a.m. Park work day at the Palma Sola Botani-
cal Park, 9800 17th Ave. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 761-
2866.
8 a.m. to 1 p.m. -Harvey Memorial Church flea market
and bake sale at 300 Church St., Bradenton Beach. Informa-
tion: 778-4315.
10 a.m. to noon Art demonstrations by watercolorist
Shirley Dean and tile-painter Jane Fitzgerald at Island Gallery
West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6648.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gulf Coast Porcelain Artists Show at
the First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 2050 Oak St.,
Sarasota. Information: 377-7364 or 349-4661. Fee applies.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Longboat Key Garden Club Home
and Garden Tour at various locations. Information: 383-3659
or 383-5758. Fee applies.
10:30 a.m. "Getting to Know Your Local Government:
Public Works" at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-4012.
10:30 a.m. Wild bird rescue training at Pelican Man's
Bird Sanctuary, 1708 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota.
Information: 388-4444.
Noon to 2:30 p.m. Peli-boat luncheon tours at the
Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary, 1708 Ken Thompson Park-
way, Sarasota. Information: 388-4444.

Sunday, March 3
2 to 4p.m. Island Middle School Sock Hop fundraiser
with performance by Midnight Rose at the Island Middle
School, 206 85th St., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-5200.
Fee applies.
4:30 p.m. The Waynesburg College Choir performs
at the Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 795-6393.
7:30 p.m. Asolo Theatre Guild presents "Tomorrow
is Forever" at the Neel Auditorium, Manatee Community
College in Bradenton. Information: 351-8000. Fee applies.

Monday, March 4
10:15a.m. The Gulf Coast Writers present writer and
editor June Bowers at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Ma-
rina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 761-9036.
12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Irish dance lessons at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria. Information: 778-2416.
6:30 p.m. Artists' Guild Gallery speaker presentation
with clay sculptor Brenda Jackson at the Church of the An-
nunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive. Holmes Beach. Information:
778-6694 or 778-7923.
7 p.m. -. "Florida's Freshwater Stingrays" lecture at
Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway,
Sarasota. Information: 388-4441. Fee applies.

Tuesday, March 5
10:15 to 11:45 a.m. "Beyond Your Wildest Dreams"


THI~IASANDER FEB. 27, 2002 E PAGE 23
workshop with Angela Jackson at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City.
Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
3 p.m. "Sicilian Travelogue," a presentation by Mel
Brenner at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

Wednesday, March 6
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. -Anna Maria Island Historical
Society Heritage Day open house at the historical society
museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City. Information: 778-
4018.
10:30 a.m. "Service of the Word" at Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Infor-
mation: 778-1813.
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. -"Successful Relationship Sell-
ing Beat the Economic Slump" at the Longboat Key
Chamber of Commerce, 6854 Gulf of Mexico Drive,
Longboat Key. Information: 387-9519. Fee applies.
1 p.m. Crime prevention presentation at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria City. Information: 778-7865.
1 to 3 p.m. Art demonstration by watercolorist Neil
Redmon at the Artists' Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6694.
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 to 9 p.m. "Mysteries of Sawfish" at Mote Marine
Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota. Infor-
mation: 388-4441. Fee applies.
6:30 p.m. -Dinner and "Service of the Word" at Gloria
Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. In-
formation: 778-1813.

Coming up:
Episcopal Church Women of the Church of the Annun-
ciation present quilter Jackie Trute March 7.
Container water gardening for children at Palma Sola
Botanical Park March 8.
Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park sunset dinner and
silent auction at the Bradenton Beach Moose Lodge March
9.
Anna Maria Island Communily Center Tour of Homes
March 9.
Anna Maria Island Springiest at Holmes Beach City
Hall Park March 9 and 10.
Blood drive at St. Bernard Catholic Church March 10.
Mendelssohn Choirof Tampa at First United Method- '
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Author Betty Steinshouer at Island Branch Library
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"Percussion Discussion" at the Longboat Key Center
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Streetlife


Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Feb. 20, 400 block Magnolia Avenue, suspicious.
A Manatee County sheriff's deputy responded to a fire
alarm, which was canceled upon arrival. The deputy
was later recalled when the homeowner said an un-
known person had attempted to enter from the second
floor. A check of the area and the doors showed no
signs of any disturbance.
SFeb. 21, 875 North Shore Drive, Rod & Reel Pier,
alarm. The deputy responded to an alarm and found the
area secure. The keyholder responded and confirmed
nothing was amiss.
Feb. 21, 300 Tarpon Street, found property. A
homeowner reported he found a kayak floating in his
canal. While the deputy was preparing to bring it to the
public works department, the person who rented the
boat called to report it lost and it was released to her.
Feb. 21, Elm Avenue at the beach, lost property.
While fishing at the beach, a visitor lost her platinum
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something up off the pavement when the other at-
tempted to hit him. It was determined by the deputy
that the two had argued as to who would pay the taxi
fare and an altercation broke out. The man who had
instigated the fight was arrested and charged with bat-
tery.

Bradenton Beach
Feb. 1, 1900 Gulf Drive S., Coquina Beach, lost
property. A man reported his wallet missing.
Feb. 3, 135 Bridge Street, Bridge Tender Inn, sus-
picious person. Officers questioned a man seen sitting
on the deck after restaurant hours. According to the
report, the man is an employee at the restaurant.
Feb. 3, 500 Gulf Drive S., Cortez Beach, aban-
doned vehicle. Officers had an abandoned vehicle
towed from the parking area.
Feb. 4, 100 Gulf Drive S., Circle K, trespassing.
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Feb. 5, 1400 block of Gulf Drive South, assist other
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Longboat Key police with a routine traffic stop of a
vehicle that crossed the town limits of Longboat Key
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Feb. 7, 100 Gulf Drive N., Circle K, assault. An
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Feb. 8, 2100 block of Bay Drive North, informa-
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Feb. 8, 200 block of Second Street North, stolen
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complaint issued by a resident who claims his
neighbor's wind chimes keep him awake at night.
Feb. 8, 12100 block of Cortez West, assist other
agency. Officers assisted Manatee County sheriff's
deputies after witnessing a reckless driver on the road.
Feb. 9, 2100 block of Bay Drive North, noise com-
plaint. A second neighbor complained about a
woman's wind chimes causing too much noise at night.
According to the report, the issue will be handled by the
city's code enforcement officer.
Feb. 9, 100 block of Gulf Drive North, found prop-
erty. A woman turned in a credit card she found lying
on the sidewalk.
Feb. 9, 4600 block of 14th Street West, drug vio-
lation. Andrew Fann, 22, of Ferndale, Mich., was ar-
rested for possession of marijuana after being ques-
tioned at a routine DUI checkpoint.
Feb. 11, 2200 block of Avenue B, assist other
agency. Officers assisted Manatee County sheriff's
deputies with a warrant arrest.
Feb. 11, 2502 Gulf Drive, Econo Lodge, suspicious
circumstances. A man reported that a juvenile at-
tempted to break into his room through the bathroom
window.
Feb. 12,403 Highland Ave., Bradenton Beach Police
Department, assist other agency. According to the report,
officers followed up on a call requesting the correct ad-
dress of a fugitive wanted out of Illinois. Officers were
unable to obtain an Island address for the suspect.
Feb. 13, 201 Gulf Drive N., Oma's, information.
Officers attempted to make contact with a woman pass-
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Feb. 15, 120 Bridge St., Drift Inn, burglary. A man
reported that his car had been broken into.
Feb. 16, 500 block of Gulf Drive South, alcohol
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Feb. 16, 1800 Gulf Drive S., Coquina Beach Stand
#5, trespass warning. Two juveniles were issued a tres-
pass warning for climbing the lifeguard tower.
Feb. 16, 2000 Gulf Drive S., Coquina boat ramp,
found property. A man turned in a license plate he
found while riding his bike.
Feb. 16, 1600 Gulf Drive S., bus turn around, juve-
nile problem. An anonymous caller reported that three
juveniles had climbed onto the roof of the pavilion.
Feb. 18, 611 Gulf Drive N., Imperial House con-
dominiums, criminal mischief. A man reported the rear
window of his vehicle had been broken.
Feb. 19, 700 Gulf Drive S., Cortez Beach, assist
public. Officers helped a lost elderly couple find their
way home.
Feb. 19, 117 Seventh St. N., laundry, information.
A woman reported that the attention of an elderly man
at the laundromat made her feel uncomfortable.
Feb. 19, 800 block of Gulf Drive South, informa-
tion. A woman called police to document the state of
disarray her rental unit was left in by the last tenant.
Feb. 20, 601 Gulf Drive N., Gulf Watch condos,
property damage. According to the report, a service
provider damaged areas of the lawn with its equipment.

Holmes Beach
Feb. 15, 56th Street and Marina Drive, warrants.
While investigating a crash, it was discovered that one
of the drivers had 13 suspensions and a revocation of
his driver's license from Georgia. He was cited and
arrested for driving with license revoked.
Feb. 15, 100 block 52nd Street, DUI. The officer
noticed a car driven by Neil Sobocinski, 20, of Pal-
metto, swerve in and out of the its lane while driving
at speeds upwards of 51 mph on Gulf Drive. When the
officer stopped Sobocinski, he noticed a strong odor of
an alcoholic beverage. Sobocinski then undertook field
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police station, where breath-test results were .170 and
.168. He was charged with driving under the influence.
Feb. 16, 52nd Street at the beach, auto burglary.
When the complainants returned from walking on the
beach they discovered a window of their car had been
broken and two purses missing. A witness gave the
officer the description of the suspect, who he said broke
out the car window to gain access and then drove away
in another vehicle, but a search of the area did not pro-
duce the suspect. The purses contained a total of $100,
credit cards, checks, driver's licenses and personal
papers. A cell phone in the car was also taken.
Bradenton police later recovered the cell phone.
Feb. 17, 5351 Gulf Drive, Island Treasures, theft. The
store owners reported that the suspect entered the store
several weeks earlier and, when he left, they noticed some
jewelry was missing. Several weeks later, the suspect re-
turned to the store, and the store owners noticed the sus-
pect was wearing familiar-looking jewelry. Officers re-
sponded. The suspect denied the jewelry was stolen and
said a friend had given it to him, according to the report.
When the suspect was questioned, he produced jewelry
bearing price tags from his pockets, and he said he was
planning to sell the items at a yard sale. The jewelry was
taken into evidence and the suspect was issued a trespass
warning from the store.
Feb. 19, 8300 block Marina Drive, boat theft. A man
said two juveniles approached him and asked if they could
have the tower from the vessel he was dismantling. The
boat owner said yes, but only after he had removed some
electrical connections. Later, a friend of the boat owner
called and said he had seen the boat being towed away
from the dock by two juveniles. The witness said he be-
lieved they lived in Anna Maria. The boat owner and the
officer went to Anna Maria and found the boat's tower
along the side of a road. The boat owner said he would
search the area by boat to see if he could find the boat and
would make a decision on whether or not to prosecute at
a later date. The boat motor did not run and was in need
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Unique sailing vessel pauses in Cortez


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
That remarkable little ship tied up near the Cortez
Bridge is open to the public but only for a few more
days she's heading south.
She is the Larinda, replica of a 1767 Boston schoo-
ner. If ever a ship was built with love, this is the one.
It took her captain, Larry Mahan, 30 years in his back-
yard.
And in his perambulations around the world he
preaches what he practices: "Perseverance, patience,
passion."
He is here for a few more days for some mainte-
nance work, to replenish supplies and get a crew
aboard. He said his boat is open to the people to visit,
"but they'll have to go around the work that's going
on." The Larinda is moored just north of the bridge in
Cortez.
Some. 100 people a day have made that pleasant
tour since he tied up there to visit an old friend in
Bradenton, Alfred Paget.
Capt. Mahan grew up in Massachusetts, sailing as
a child and youth. Then at 18 he had to go to work, a
master auto mechanic for 38 years. And for 30 of those
years he was building the Larinda in his backyard.
Completed, he trucked his lifework 32 miles to the sea
for launching at Falmouth in 1996.
The Larinda is a museum-quality vessel of re-
cycled 100-year-old pine, a 1928 diesel for auxiliary
power and 300-pound cannons adding color. She is 64
feet over all, 52 feet at the waterline, 16-foot beam, 8-
foot draft, 82 tons. But the schooner's most strik-
ing feature is her 62-foot-tall rigging 3,000 square
feet of red battened lug sails, unique in these waters and
everywhere Mahan sails, he said.
That covers a lot of territory. He has participated
in gatherings of tall ships around the Atlantic Coast,
covered 4,000 miles visiting east coast ports, winning
awards at Norfolk, New York City, Atlantic City, Bos-
ton, Portland, Mystic, Halifax and other harbors.
He sails her with school groups and individuals,
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volunteers and paying trainees, and hosts weddings and
other special events, is available for maritime festivals,
and has had more than 100,000 visitors aboard. Last
year Larinda cleared $7,000 after all expenses, and her
skipper hopes for more this year.
Larinda is involved in the Americas Sail tall ship
events, and from here will head south to end up partici-


pating in three festivals and races in June: Curacao in
early June, Jamaica's Montego Bay in mid-June, St.
Petersburg in late June.
There, as here and everywhere during his addresses
and lessons, he will stress that personal maxim that has
guided his life, brought him the Larinda and the
lifestyle he's always wanted: "Perseverance, patience,
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THE ISLANDER M FEB. 27, 2002 M PAGE 27


Team, individual awards doled out in ceremony


By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Correspondent
The Anna Maria Island Basketball League came to
an official close with its awards ceremony at the Cen-
ter Tuesday, Feb. 19.
Regular-season champions and playoff winners
were each awarded trophies, while a slew of individual
awards were handed out.
In Division III, LPAC's Justin Dearlove walked off
with the League MVP and the Defensive MVP awards.
Island Survey & Map's Ally Titsworth won the sports-
manship award, while Martine Miller was named Fe-
male MVP.
Marco Polo player Dylan Mullen was the surprise
winner of the MVP award in Division II, while team-
mate Jake Orr took home the Defensive MVP award.
Charlie Woodson grabbed the sportsmanship award
and Dylan's sister Danielle was named Female MVP.
To no one's surprise, Air & Energy's Jeff Wehling
was the MVP of Division I, while teammate Ryane
Carden won the Female MVP. Sam Lott took home
both the Defensive MVP and sportsmanship awards.
Island Real Estate's Gary Scott claimed League
MVP in the Premier League, while Anna Maria Glass
& Screen's Daniel VanAndel won the Defensive MVP.
The Oyster Bar's Tyler Krauss claimed the sportsman-
ship award and Anna Maria Glass & Screen's Jessica
Cramer won the Female MVP.

Prognostications prove prophetic
Back in November, I made some predictions re-
garding which were the teams to watch in each division
of the Anna Maria Island Community Center's basket-
ball league. Looking back at my predictions, I did quite
well even if I do say so myself.
Here's what I wrote about Division III:
The 8-9 age Division III league comprises four
teams: DanzigerAllergy & Sinus, Duncan Real Estate,
Island Survey & Map, and Larry Pearson Air Condi-
tioning (LPAC).
LPAC looks to be the team to beat with Justin
Dearlove fresh off of a championship in the G.T.
Bray basketball league leading the way.
LPAC's primary competition should come from
Island Survey & Map, which is led by Joey Hutchison
and Chris and Kevin Callahan.
It just so happens that LPAC defeated Island Sur-
vey & Map in the finals.
I then wrote this about Division II:
Division II, which might be the most competitive di-
vision, has five teams battling it out for the title: Acute
Care Team, A-Paradise Realty, Island Spirits, Marco
Polo, and Sign of the Mermaid. There are a trio of teams
that should make a run for the title led by Sign of the
Mermaid.
The Mermaid features accomplished players like
Jarrod McKenzie, Tyler Schneerer and lan Douglas.
Other contributors on the Mermaid team include Clay
Barlow, Catie Carden, Joseph Karasiewicz and C.J.
Johnson. Their primary competition should come from
either the Island Spirits or Marco Polo.
Sign of the Mermaid won the Division II title with
a three-point victory over Marco Polo!
Here is my prediction for Division I:
Division Ifeatures five teams that will do battle for
the title: Air & Energy, Bryant's Recycled Treasures,
Galati Marine, Island Discount Tackle and Jessie's Is-
land Store. There are three teams that look like the
class of the league Island Discount Tackle, Jessie's
Island Store and Air & Energy.
Air & Energy defeated Island Discount Tackle for
the title, while Jessie's Island Store inflicted Air &
Engergy's only loss on the season.
Premier League rosters were not set when this column
was written so I made no predictions for that division.

Little League baseball on the horizon
Baseball is back! Spring training is around the cor-
ner, as evident by the visit last week from the Devil Ray
"Fan Caravan" to the Anna Maria Island Community
Center. By now, all position players have reported to
the many spring training sites, including Pirate City and
McKechnie Field in Bradenton.
Little League will officially commence on March
2 with the annual Little League Parade that kicks off a
day full of activities. Players, coaches and family are
invited to march from Island Baptist Church "all the


C.J. Wickersham made a circus catch on a long fly ball during a Little League game last season. Islander
Photos: Kevin Cassidy


way" to the Center.
The parade starts at 9 a.m. and after the parade,
players and teams will gather at the Center for official
pictures and a fun day with a slew of games, prizes,
food and much more!
There are some big changes that are happening
with the Anna Maria Little League, according to league
president Tammy Catz. Major league and AAA will
each have only two teams, but they will be playing
games against teams from Manatee East Little League
and Palmetto's North River American League.
Rather than play every other game against the same
opponent, they will be in a league competing against
four teams from Manatee East, two from North River
American, and against each other. Games will be on
Tuesday and Friday nights with Tuesday night being an
Islander-versus-Islander game, while Friday night will


Brad Bryant takes a cut during a Little League game
last season at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center field.


have one Island team hosting an inland team, while the
second Island team travels to town.
Tuesday night games will get started at 5 p.m. for
AAA and majors will follow at 7 p.m. Friday night games
will start at 5:45 p.m. with majors getting underway im-
mediately following the completion of the AAA game.
This change will provide better competition for the
Island baseball teams and there will still be an all-Is-
land All star team picked to compete in local tourna-
ments with a chance to progress to Williamsport for the
Little League World Series.
Catz explained the league changes, saying "There
just aren't enough players in the 10- to 12-year-old age
group that want to play baseball. We could have kept
it an all-Island league, but there would have been only
three teams and it would have created a ripple effect
throughout our league.
"Players from AAA would have had to play up in the
majors and AA players would have moved up to AAA,
which would have lowered the quality of play in all
leagues. The Anna Maria Little League board feels that
this is best for the development of the baseball players on
the island."
AA and T-ball divisions will each have five teams
with T-ball playing all of its games at 9 a.m. Saturday,
AA will play its games Monday, Wednesday Thursday,
and Saturday.
Also on deck for Islanders is a junior league team
that will compete countywide with 13 teams from
Braden River, Manatee West and Manatee East Little
Leagues.
Jim Pettee, Tom Foote, Ron McDonough and Don
Faasse will be the coaches for the team that will play
its home games finally at the new Birdie
Tebbett's Field in Holmes Beach.
Tuesday, March 5, Anna Maria's Majors Division
teams Kiwanis and WMFD face off at 5 p.m. followed by
AAA teams Air & Energy versus Quality Builder at 7 p.m.
AA, T-ball and the junior leagues start play Saturday,
March 9, with schedules to be announced next week.

Kevin Cassidy is publisher ofSports Page, a youth sports
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Cat tales coming to a neighborhood near us


Florida panthers are among the rarest of animals on
the planet. Now, it appears that one has moved into our
neighborhood, so to speak.
Sightings of a 150-pound, 7-foot-long cat began to
surface near Myakka River State Park a few years ago.
Panther experts pooh-poohed the reports. There are
only about 80 of the big cats in the state, most in and
near the Everglades. None have been spotted as far
north as Manatee or Sarasota counties.
Then a woman driving home on Verna Bethany
Road spotted a big, brown animal with an incredibly
long tail dart across the road in front of her. She was
sure it was a Florida panther and, since she once
worked for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission, her report wasn't as quickly dismissed as
others.
Then more people spotted the panther. Then wild-
life experts found some tracks they were sure were
made by a panther. Hmmm ... could be.
So a panther team set up cameras with infrared
motion detectors to trip the shutter when something
came close. They got a lot of shots of deer, hogs and
raccoons until three shots clearly depicted a Florida
panther panning for the camera.
It was a male adult cat, looking fat and happy.
Panthers roam in about a 200-square-mile area.
They like the old Florida areas where there aren't any
people. Imagine trying to make friends with a feral cat
that weighs as much as you do, and you get the idea of
what it would be like to approach a Florida panther.
As growth in the state increased and people started
to move into the scrub lands and drain the swamps, the
panther territory and its food source diminished. About
15 years ago, biologists figured there were less than 30
of the big cats in Florida.
But they imported some Texas cougars, sort of a
first-cousin, in 1995 and the "family" got along just
fine. The genetically challenged Florida panther-
healthy Texas cougar offspring are making out just
great, and scientists now figure there are 80 adults and
about that many kittens roaming around out there in the
prairies and oak hammocks.
Hey guy, welcome to the 'hood!

Another cat tale
Big cats don't just hang out in the wilderness, as
the folks on Siesta Key have discovered. Reports
started to surface last year that a bobcat was roaming
through the urbanized island. As with panther
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The photographer arrived and got a few shots of a
real bobcat living er, lounging on Siesta Key.
Although not really tame, it didn't seem to mind people
and so far, at least hasn't developed a taste for
house pets.

... and our Island's cat tale
Anna Maria Island had its own feline folly about
35 years ago, when reports started to surface of a black
panther roaming the wetlands of the mostly undevel-
oped Island.
Of course, the stories received a lot of play in The
Islander, perhaps in part because it was summer and
there wasn't much other news. going on. Then-editor
Don Moore wrote article after article quoting people
who said they had seen the big cat, estimated to weigh
at least 100 pounds, as it skulked around Anna Maria
and Holmes Beach.
Moore enlisted the help of Jesse Ingram, the clos-
est thing the Island had to a tracker, to help find the
beast. Moore, of course, tagged along to take pictures.
The pair sped from sighting to sighting, always
arriving just after the beast had taken off. It always
seemed to disappear with its tracks, too, but they were
undaunted in the search. This went on for weeks.
Finally, the cat-tracking duo arrived in time. The
panther was hiding under someone's porch, and Jesse
scuttled under the house for a face-to-face with the
animal in its lair. Moore, of course, remained outside,
all the better to get a good shot.
There was some "meowing," then a few words not
suitable for a family newspaper, and Jesse reappeared.
"Damn housecat," Jesse muttered as he stomped
away.
That was the last heard of Anna Maria's black pan-
ther.
It did fill up a lot of newspapers during the slow
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"Green Eggs and Hamlet"
Would you kill him in his bed?
Thrust a dagger through his head?
I would not, could not, kill the King.
I could not do that evil thing.
I would not wed this girl, you see.
Now get her to a nunnery.

"Catch-22 in the Rye"
Holden learns that if you're insane, you'll probably
flunk out of prep school, but if you're flunking out of
prep school, you're probably not insane.

"2001: A Space Iliad"
The Hal 9000 computer wages an insane 10-year
war against the Greeks after falling victim to the Y2K
bug.

"Rikki-Kon-Tiki-Tavi"
Thor Heyerdahl recounts his attempt to prove
Rudyard Kipling's theory that the mongoose first came
to India on a raft from Polynesia.

"The Maltese Faulkner"
Is the blackbird a tortured symbol of Sam's
struggles with race and family? Does it signify his de-
cay of soul along with the soul of the Old South? Is it
merely a crow, mocking his attempts to understand? Or
is it worth a cool mil?

"Looking for Mr. Godot"
A young woman waits for Mr. Right to enter her
life. She has a loooong wait.

"Planet of the Grapes of Wrath"
Astronaut lands on mysterious planet, only to dis-
cover that it is his very own home planet of Earth,
which has been taken over by the Joads, a race of dirt-
poor corn farmers who miraculously developed rudi-
mentary technology and regained the ability to speak
after exposure to nuclear radiation.

"The Exorstentialist"
Camus psychological thriller about a priest who
casts out a demon by convincing it that there's really
no purpose to what it's doing.

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Florida panthers are very shy of humans, and there
have been no recorded attacks of people by panthers in
the state's history.


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Sheepshead action should peak this month


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Sheepshead are going to reach the peak of size and
quantity this month, so get out to almost any structure
- bridge, pier, dock pilings and reel in a few of
those tasty striped fish.
Offshore action continues to be great for grouper
and snapper.
By the way, I'll be at Boaters World talking about
winter fishing in local waters at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March
5. If you want to stop by, plan to come early because
seating is limited. Boater's World is at 303 U.S. High-
way 301 W., Bradenton.
Capt. Sam Kimball on Legend charters out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said he's getting
good-sized snapper, grouper to 15 pounds, and some
lane snapper and triggerfish.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's stated what most charter guides echoed, that
fishing was slow due to the two-day rain late last week.
However, when he was able to get out on the water he
was able to put his clients onto snook, redfish, trout and
some sheepshead.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said the
rainy weather late last week slowed fishing a bit, but
the folks who were willing to risk getting wet brought
back excellent catches of sheepshead, redfish, trout and
even a few keeper snook. Offshore fishing for grouper,
snapper and blackfin tuna remains excellent.
Capt. Matt Bowers on the Outcast in Holmes
Beach said he reeled in red grouper to 15 pounds and
mangrove snapper to 4 pounds last week.
Capt. Curt Morrison and Capt. Ryan Hackney
on the Neva-Miss said they've been putting charters
onto blackfin tuna to 10 pounds, gag and red grouper
to 15 pounds and mangrove snapper to 5 pounds. Fish-
ing is excellent right now, they said, as long as they can
get out in the Gulf.
Capt Rick Gross on Fishy Business said he's still
doing well with sheepshead to 5 pounds, plus a few trout.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach said fishing was tough last week due
to the weather, but he was still able to get out a few
days and caught some good-sized redfish and lots of
sheepshead.



Sierra Club's backpacking
workshop set in Cortez
A workshop for beginning backpackers is
planned for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, in
Cortez to teach "how to make your first wilder-
ness backpack a high point of your life."
Tips on gear, food and camping on the Ap-
palachian Trail will be given. The gathering will
be at a private residence whose address will be
given to those who call 794-5980 to register by
Monday, March 4, said Ginger Perlman of the
Manatee-Sarasota Group of the Sierra Club. Fee
for the workshop is $5.


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Grouper-snapper combo
Mike Dechelbor caught this 18-pound red grouper
and a 4-pound snapper while fishing aboard Capt.
Matt Bower's boat "Outcast."
Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
trout and sheepshead are still the best bets in the in-
shore waters. Offshore action continues to be great for
grouper and snapper, with some trips yielding limit


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levels on snapper near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said sheepshead
are biting just fine, thank you, as are some keeper-size
redfish and some small snook.
At the Anna Maria City Pier, anglers are getting
6-pound sheepies and a few good-sized flounder.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he's been getting a pretty mixed bag: snook,
redfish, trout and mackerel using gold spoons and jigs.
He's been spending most of his time in Miguel and
Terra Ceia Bay.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
he's seen a few trout and redfish come to the dock in
the past week, plus a few bluefish, snapper and big
sheepshead.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide out of
Holmes Beach said he's still getting those 50-pound
amberjack, plus snapper to 4 pounds and red and gag
grouper to 20 pounds.
Good luck and good fishing.
Capt. Mike Heistand is a 20-year fishing guide. Call
him at 779-9607 to provide a fishing report. Pictures of
your catch are also welcome and may be dropped off at
The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Please
include identificationfor persons in the picture along with
information on the catch and a name and phone number
for more information. Pictures may be retrieved once they
appear in the paper.


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Island biz


Linda Clayton, left, and Signa Bouziane are the
owner-operators of Mister Roberts clothing store in
the S&S Plaza in Holmes Beach. Islander Photo:
Rick Catlin

Mister Roberts goes 36
Mister Roberts casual clothing store in the S&S
Shopping Plaza at 5330 Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach
is celebrating its 36th birthday in March. The store,
founded by the late R.G. Roberts and wife Tena has
been in existence at the same location in Holmes Beach
since 1966. Linda Clayton and Signa Bouziane,
daughters of the Roberts, now operate the business,
which expanded into women's wear 15 years ago, said
Linda. They feature top fashions in "Island" casual and
beachwear from Paradise Found, Koret, Go Barefoot
and Nino Wong. The store is open from 9:30 a.m. to
5:30 p.m. daily and from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
For information on how to get "Island casual," call
778-4505.

Taste wine and save time
The Time Saver Food Store at 5353 Gulf Drive
in Holmes Beach is rapidly becoming a favorite gath-
ering spot for connoisseurs of fine wines on the Island.
Monther, the owner, holds wine tasting classes for the
discerning public to sample some of the more than 500
wines he has in stock. Wine tasters can judge the best
wines from California, Italy, France, Germany and



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Monther of the Time Saver Food Store in Holmes
Beach has more than 500 wines to choose from.
Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
Australia, among other countries represented on the
wine list. Recognizable wine makers include Pouilly
Fuisse, Vichon, Georges DuBoef, Barton & Guestier,
Delicate and Sutter Home. He's even got Dom
Perignon champagne in some great vintage years. To
compete with the chain stores, Monther keeps his
prices competitive and says he's got the largest stock
of wines on the Island. The next wine tasting will be
from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2, and again
on March 8 at the same time. Time Saver is also a great
little convenience store and serves deli sandwiches.
Call 778-1524 to learn more about Time Save fine
wines.


MaryAnn Speciale.of Hair's to You and stylist Kathy
Holton at the newly named salon in the Anna Maria
Island Centre. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin


Here's to you, hair
Hair's to You is the new name of the former
Head to Toe beauty salon in the Anna Maria Island
Centre shops at 3220 East Bay Drive in Holmes
Beach. Owner MaryAnn Speciale said the new name
coincides with plans to move to a new location in the
Centre that would expand the number of stations. There
will also be a tanning station and hair facials in the new
location, she said. Currently, Hair's to You has six styl-
ing stations and one manicurist, but with all the stylists
in such demand, it's time to expand, she said. They
offer complimentary refreshments including beer and
wine. The salon operates from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tues-
day through Saturday, but is open early or late by ap-
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Real Estate


Island property sales
116 White Ave., Holmes Beach, a 2,016 sfla 3bed/
2bath home with garage apartment built in 1953 on a


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pointment. Call 778-0431 to learn more.

Blinds and more
Keith Barnett of Barnett Blinds has just opened
his new office at 315 58th St. in Holmes Beach. This
16-year Island resident is also a boat captain and has
been installing custom blinds, shades, shutters and
draperies on a part-time basis for the past few years.
Now, he's gone full-time. In addition to blinds, Keith
also does custom window treatments. By keeping his
company small, he's eliminated a lot of overhead that
larger companies pass on to the customer in charges.
He does both commercial and residential properties and
represents all major manufacturers, including Hunter
Douglas Window Fashions. For further information,
call 778-3526 or 730-0516.

Got a new business going up on Anna Maria Is-
land, in Cortez or on Longboat Key? How about a new
product or service, a new hire, or an award-winning
staff member? Call Island Biz at 778-7978, fax your
news to 778-9392, or e-mail us at news@islander.org.




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95x131 lot, was sold 4/10/01, Badia to Conner, for
$499,000; list $545,000.
214 Coconut, Anna Maria, a 1,680 sfla 4bed/2bath
duplex built in 1964 on a 78x 100 lot, was sold 8/30/01,
Ryskamp to Skoloda, for $372,500; list $390,000.
3007 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, Anchor Inn and Mr.
Bones Restaurant, a 4,137 sfia mixed-use building built
in 1972 on a 200x 100 lot (4 lots, some empty), was sold
12/10/01, Stepp to Tingler, for $950,000.
4200 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 108 Gulf Sands, a
1,008 sfla Gulffront condo built in 1979, was sold 12/
12/01, McConnell to Clover Industrial LLC, for
$415,000.
535 67th St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront 1,532 sfla
2bed/2bath/2car home built in 1973 on a 94x 114 lot,
was sold 12/11/01, Turner to Chappelow, for $430,000.
122 Hammock, Anna Maria, a canalfront 1,971
sfla 3bed/2bath/lcar/pool home built in 1967 on a
110x120 lot, was sold 12/20/01, Gay to Russell, for
$400,000; list $405,000.
1955 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, a 2,876 sfla
6bed/4bath duplex built in 1988 on a 50x100 lot, was
sold 12/17/01, Deluca to White, for $430,000; list
$495,000.
3705 East Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 217 Sunbow
Bow, a 1,146 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1980, was
sold 12/17/01, Thomas to Collier, for $149,000.
4200 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 208 Gulf Sands, a
1,008 sfla 2bed/2bath Gulffront condo built in 1979,
was sold 12/21/01, Lauridsen to South Valley Drive


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LLC, for $434,000.
5300 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 609 Martinique
North, a 1,057 sfla 2bed/2bath Gulffront condo built in
1971, was sold 12/18/01, Nicosia to Montgomery, for
$399,500; list $425,000.
6500 Flotilla, Holmes Beach, 102 Westbay Point
& Moorings, a bayfront 1,066 sfla 2bed/2bath condo
built in 1978, was sold 12/18/01, Galvin to Comer, for
$311,500.
2700 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 204 Ocean Park
Terrace, a Gulffront 2bed/3bath 1,350 sfla condo built
in 1982, was sold 12/27/01, Petcoff to O'Connor, for
$529,000.
604 Baronet, Holmes Beach, a canalfront 1,220
sfla 2bed/2bath/lcar/lcp home built in 1963 on a
100x 115 lot, was sold 12/26/01, Brumfield to Miller,
for $318,000.
765 North Shore Dr., Anna Maria, a Gulffront
2,119 sfla home built in 1948 and remodeled in the
1980s on a 50x100+ lot, was sold 12/26/01, Smith to
Martin, for $950,000.
1000 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, 2 Beach
House Resort, a 480 sfla lbed/lbath condo built in
1983, was sold 1/8/02, Johnson to Davis, for $100,000.
1610 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, a Gulffront 1,280
sfla home built in 1935 on a 75x 185 lot, was sold 1/8/02,
Gorman to AMI Bayshore Dev LLC, for $1 million.
Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate
broker, 778-1222, exclusively for The Islander. Copy-
right 2002.


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150-GALLON SALTWATER aquarium with hand-
made oak cabinet. Fully equipped, $800. Call Bill,
798-3448.
FUTON SET: Couch and two chairs. Solid wood
frame. Black lacquer, nearly new, $300. Two air
conditioning units, $60 and $75. 778-6547.
DINING TABLE: oak top with leaf, $125. Four up-
holstered rolling chairs. Glass-top patio table, four
cushioned arm chairs, $99. 778-6871.
COMPUTER AND PRINTER table on wheels; 8-
foot beach umbrella; beach table to hold umbrella;
electric crisper. 778-1441.
OAK BUNK BEDS, set, $50. Dining room table
(white-wash color) with three chairs, $50 or best
offer. 778-8624 or 778-0066.
PINE DRY SINK $85; chest of drawers $25; oak
coffee and end tables $25; resin table, four chairs,
two Adirondack chairs, $15. Call 778-2167.
GOLF CLUB Ping Eye II Graphite; Titanium
Driver 3 wood; putter, bag. $450. Call 778-7197.
RATTAN COUCH, two matching chairs, glass-top
coffee and end table; matching dining room table
and four chairs; queen bedroom set; modern of-
fice desk with chair. 809-0575.
Buy it, sell it, find it with The Islander's classified.


HP COMPUTER Pentium I, 32-mb ram, 4.3 GB
hard drive 24X CD ROM, 56K modem, HP
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dpi (photo quality) software for kids and adults.
Encarta, Money, Word, Works, Quicken, etc.
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SIX DRAWER DRESSER. Mirror and two two-
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BINGO: Smoke free every Thursday, 7pm. Annie
Silvers Community Center, 23rd Street at Avenue
C, Bradenton Beach.
LOOKING FOR A host family for 16-year-old,
German exchange student for 2002-03 school
year. Either for room and board or to exchange
your student to Germany. Contact Monica Klotz,
778-4440.
ATTENTION ISLAND MUSICIANS: Bass player
and other musicians needed for weekly jam.
Blues, rock, country, R&B. Call 778-3006.
GIRL SCOUT COOKIES available at The Is-
lander, assorted varieties, $3/box. All proceeds to
local a Girl Scout troop.
ALL LOCAL, ALL THE TIME. No bogus work-at-
home or out-of-town scams, just local classified
advertising! Find it, sell it and buy it fast in the best
newspaper on Anna Maria Island, The Islander.


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

NEW CONSTRUCTION

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


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3BR/2BA
1,700 sq.ft. Living Area
Heated Pool
Large Private Garage
Elevator Available
Steps to Beach/Shopping
Starting at $375,000
SDeveloper Pays Closing Costs
The Village at Holmes Beach Development, LLC
Call: Jon Tipton, 941-779-9464
VISIT US AT
WWW.ABOUTTHEVILLAGES.COM
Planning & Design General Contractor

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MULTI-FAMILY SALE, Thursday, Friday, Satur-
day, Feb. 28, March 1 and 2, 8am. Furniture, nice
ladies clothes and miscellaneous. 203 84th St.,
Holmes Beach.

HARVEY MEMORIAL CHURCH flea market and
bake sale. Saturday, March 2, 8am to 1pm. Col-
lectibles, artwork, household items, jewelry and
refreshments. 300 Church Street, off 2nd North,
Bradenton Beach.

ALL ANGELS EPISCOPAL Church, Annual Op-
portunity Sale. Saturday, March 2, 8am -3pm.
Clothing, linens, household, electronics, books,
tapes, toys and more. 563 Bay Isles Road,
Longboat Key.
SUNNY SHORES CRAFT and Hobby Show, Sat-
urday, March 2, 8am to 1pm at the clubhouse,
115th St. W., off Cortez. Lunch served. For infor-
mation, 761-8156.

RUMMAGE SALE FRIDAY, March 1, 9am to
1pm. St. Bernard Activity Center, 43rd Street,
Holmes Beach.

ANNUAL FLEA MARKET Saturday, March 2, 9am
to 3pm. Baked goods, crafts, clothing, jewelry, lin-
ens, tools, books, white elephants, furniture. Come
and have lunch with us. Mt. Vernon Clubhouse,
4701 Independence S., off Cortez Road.
ANNIE SILVERS COMMUNITY Center Annual
Sale. Friday and Saturday, March 8 and 9, 8am
to 3pm. Lunch available. Donations welcome,
drop off or call, 778-4400 or 778-1915. Annie Sil-
vers Community Center, 23rd Street and Avenue
C, Bradenton Beach.


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Real Estate Specialist
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WAGNER REALTY
2217 CULl DQIVE NOORTI BQADEN'ION BEACll. FL 34217
(SINCE 1939
HAQOLD SMALL
REALTOR
Office: (941) 778-2246 Fax (941) 778-4978
Toll Free: (800) 211-2323 Pager (941) 215-5450
Residence: (941) 792-8628
a E-mail: haroldsmall@wagnerrealty.com


DOODIETIES

MrS SALE

LOT! Lowest priced lot, and west of Gulf Drive,
too. Available at $165,000. Can build up to
2,500 sq.ft. (AC'd living space) home. BONUS
bay and Gulf views from roof deck! Lot has
fruit and palm trees and is close school. Sur-
vey and info on site at 4806 Gulf Drive.
GULFFRONT 2BR/2BA condo has beautiful
Gulf and beach views, granite countertops, new
tile/carpet, pool, tennis. 80% renovated, pick
your colors now. Unit is available for $399,000.
5300 Gulf Drive, Martinique North Unit 102.
BAYVIEW 2BR/2BA, ground floor con be-
ing completely remodel -and
tennis .'pet
thro CO ''~ iing area
plus r$274,900. 701 Manatee
Ave., Westbay Cove South, Unit 703.

Sbcinscn Droperties
778-4523 Or 80C-977-0803
FSBO/Brokers Protected


REALTORS


COMMERCIAL. Unique opportunity to invest in a
nine-unit income-producing commercial property
located in a very desirable area of Holmes Beach.
Three apartments with some Gulf views, hair sa-
lon, day care, two storage units and two work-
shops. Records of the many upgrades, renova-
tions and repairs upon request. Owner willing to
hold some financing. $765,000. Call Susan Hatch,
Realtor 778-7616 eves.

ANNUALRENT


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


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


REALTORS


5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK
E mail: info@smithrealtors.com
Web site: www.smithrealtors.com
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FLEA MARKET SATURDAY, 9am to 5pm, in the
parking lot of Niki's Island Treasures, 5351 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach. Lots of great stuff!
MOVING SALE SATURDAY March 2, 8am. No
early birds. Ethan Allen table, sofa, glass dining
table, bikes, tools, household items, misc. 510
75th St., Holmes Beach.
BIG-BIG-BIG yard sale at Haley's Motel. Satur-
day, March 2, 8 am. Linens, houseware, furniture,
air conditioners, lamps and a lot more. 8102 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach.
EXCESS ITEMS SALE Friday and Saturday,
March 1 and 2, 9am to 4pm. Dining set: wicker,
oval glass-top table, six chairs, must see $325.
Solid-oak entertainment center for 30-inch televi-
sion with glass door, tape rack $295. 48-inch
square patio table, aluminum with glass top. 607
Ivanhoe, Key Royal, Holmes Beach.
ROSER THRIFT SHOP open Tuesday, Thursday,
Friday 9:30am-2pm. Saturday 9am-noon. Dona-
tions Wednesday 9-11 am. Sales racks. 511 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria. 779-2733.


HAS ANYONE FOUND a ladies gold Baum
Mercier watch, lost Jan. 31? Reward! Call 794-
3949.


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 (DARE). Call
Shona at 76.1-2642 for information.
www.daretoreocue.com.


MAKE YOUR MOVE

WITH MARILYN!

PERICO BAY CLUB
-1323 Perico Point Circle
THE BEST ON THE BAY
Outstanding 2BR/2BA condo with
one-car garage many very fine extras and
built-ins. $267,000 and furniture package.
OPEN HOUSE SUN. 1 4 PM


DISCOVER LUXURY


PALMA SOLA PARK BEAUTY Doasts 5,000+
sq.ft., packed full of character from the charming
stained glass windows to the totally updated inie-
nor. Private pool. guests quarters and more
$699,000. Kathy Marcinko. 713-1100 or Sandy
Drapala, 749-5797. 77522


SIMPLY GORGEOUS! Luxury abounrs in Inis
former model pool home Elegant upgrade ai e ierr
urr.. $355 000 Coiene Gerrish. 71 3.F-.557 7q739
INVITING KEY WEST HOME wilh wrap-arourna
deck complete in-law aparlmenl large Irving area
$279 000. Ruth Lawler 856-0396 81t101
PRIVATE CUL-DE-SAC twCo.sory JBR poiol
home. Updated Ihroughout. Iwo-car. plus morrjor
home garage $699.000 Don Lewis 746-3200
81058


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1990 LEXUS 250. Looks new, $7,800 or trade for
minivan or six-passenger auto of equal value.
778-9262.


THE CUTE LITTLE red boat at Catcher's Marina
is for sale! $25,000. See John at Catcher's Ma-
rina, 778-1977.
BOAT/TRAILER STORAGE/DOCKAGE. Vaca-
tion or long term. Private ramp, wash-down ar-
eas. Minutes to Intracoastal, Gulf, restaurants,
bait. Captain John's Marina. 792-2620. Bottom
painting.
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels and everything
else in The Islander, 778-7978.
PRIVATE CHARTERS. Fishing, snorkeling,
sightseeing, Egmont Key. U.S.C.G. License.
Capt. Keith Barnett. 778-3526 or 730-0516.

MARINE OUTBOARD SERVICE. Reliable, rea-
sonable, honest, talented. Bill's Marine Repair
Inc. Located at Capt. John's Marina, 761-7657.



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.


RECREATION AIDE needed at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center. Flexible days, part-
time hours: Monday to Friday from 4:30 to 9pm,
Half day Saturday. Must be dependable, respon-
sible and a team player in a positive environment.
Salary: $7-$9/hour. Call Tom Moore, 778-1908.


FOR SALE BY OWNER








2208 Ave. A Bradenton Beach
Beautiful 3BR/2BA, elevated Key West-style home just steps
to the bay. Spectacular bay view and only two blocks to Gulf
beaches. This three-year old home has quality upgrades
throughout, including a fenced, tropically landscaped, no-
maintenance yard. This is your slice of paradise. $389,900. By
appointment only, brokers welcome. 778-8603
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Don't leave the Island without
us. Subscribe by mail.
Call 778-7978.


FULL-TIME PREP and line cook wanted with
people/customer skills for open kitchen. Also hir-
ing servers with fine dining experience. Will train
if necessary. 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.
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.
RENTAL PROPERTY MANAGER for small real
estate office. Must be licensed. 778-0807 or 778-
5427.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Li-
brary. Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-
6247.
DRIVERS: ISLAND TRANSPORTATION Inc.
Fun job, good money. Serious work ethic re-
quired. 779-2520.

GRAPHIC DESIGNER: Advertising layout and
design for weekly newspaper, some Web site pro-
duction. 30 to 40 hours per week. Work Monday,
Wednesday through Friday, and Saturday, half
day. Sunday and Tuesday off. Qualifications in-
clude: computer graphics, advertising layout and
design, PhotoShop, Illustrator and Pagemaker
proficient. Macintosh environment. Resumes: E-
mail news@islander.org, or fax 778-9392, or mail/
deliver to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach FL 34217.


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Highly sought aher buildable waterfront lot in popu-
lar NW Bradenlon. 1.4 acres with 256 ft frontage
on Riverview Blvd. Approximately. 120 It. on
Warner's Bayou $750,000. Joanne Jenkins, 730-
4040 or Tami Mitchell, 730-3355. 76973


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MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, patio
gardens, trimming, clean-up, edgings, more.
Hard-working and responsible. Excellent refer-
ences. Edward 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 soft-
ware, Internet, e-mail, digital photography,
QuickBooks set-up/training. Install software
programs, hardware. Serving Longboat, Anna
Maria. E-mail: AMIComputerTutor@aol.com.
Call 778-9436, cell 704-7662.

FURNITURE UPHOLSTERY, cushions, etc. Re-
pair and restoring antique specialist. Island Uphol-
stery. 121 Bridge St. Free estimates. 778-4335.

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

ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING for great re-
sults, wash away mildew, dirt and salt. Thorough,
reasonable and reliable. Free estimates, licensed
and insured. 778-0944.

LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Available
evening, weekend. For any computer needs,
hardware, software, network, commercial, private.
Call 778-8473.
THIRTY YEARS craftsman experience. Interior,
exterior, doors, stairs, windows and trim. Have
sawmill, will travel. 745-1043 Dan Michael, mas-
ter carpenter.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIEDS- The best news in
town and the best results all local, all the time.





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SALES & RENTALS
419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida


(941) 778-2291
EVENINGS 778-2632


P Box 2150
FAX (941) 778-2294


EXPANSIVE WATERFRONT RETREAT
Spacious 3 or 4BR/2BA waterfront home. Southerly
exposure, natural canal with deep-water docking and
davits. New range, refrigerator, woodburning fireplace,
built-in bookcases and drawers, new heat pump for
central air/heat, tropical landscaping, automatic sprin-
kler system, hot tub, new storage shed and more!
Priced at $425,000.


MAGNIFICENT BAYFRONT RESIDENCE
Superlative 3BR/4BA, Key West home with fabulous
views of the bay, three sundecks, greatroom floor plan
with high ceilings, gourmet kitchen with Corian
countertops and breakfast bar. Master suite offers [his-
and-hers bathrooms and Jacuzzi tub. Den/office area
and sitting room in master loft area. Central vacuum
and security systems. Priced at $1,250,000!
Visit our Website at www.betsyhills.com


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

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

INCOME TAX SERVICE: Individuals and
small businesses. All states. Ohio and Michi-
gan our specialties. Call Pat, Kenney Tax Ser-
vice, 761-8156.

NOTARY PUBLIC, CIVIL marriages and re-
newal of wedding vows. Sunset beach setting or
wherever. Norman R. Veenstra, 778-5834.
PROPERTY CARETAKER. I will look after
your residential, rental or commercial property,
whether you are at home or away, in terms of
security, regular upkeep, light maintenance,
tidiness, etc. Dependable. References. Call
778-7462.

"CLEAN WINDOWS" Wouldn't that be nice?
We'll make your glass gleam. Chris's Window
Cleaning. Local, licensed, insured. 725-0399.
HOMES CLEANED by dependable and honest
woman. Fair rates charged. I have good refer-
ences. Call 746-3535.

MIKE'S PROFESSIONAL CLEANING Service.
Specializing in new construction, rentals, sea-
sonal clean jobs. Windows and pressure wash-
ing. For free quote, call 722-4358.
LIKE NEW CAR detailing. Let me put the
sparkle back in your car. Call 722-4358.
CLEAN AS A WHISTLE house cleaning by
Judy, 779-0432.

We're not new to real estate on the Island ...



S2 PROPERTIES
/ ... we're just new
to the neighborhood!
Stop by our new office 315 58th St., Suite F, Holmes Beach
(Behind the Garden Center)
(941) 779-1995


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$145,000 BAY FRONT CONDO
Great bay view, heated pool, club-
house, deeded beach access,. short
walk to just about everything! All of
this goes with this 2BR/1BA turnkey
furnished unit. IB79194.
$225,000 LALENAIRE ISLES
Accessible by boat only, this bayfront,
acre+ lot on Jewfish Key in Sarasota Bay
will provide serene living. Great bay view
from one of 13 parcels on a 26-acre island.
Water, septic and electric at site. Commu-
nity dock, sandy beaches. IB77890.


ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE
2BR beach cottage with attached
garage, completely renovated and only
one block to the beach. One of a kind!
IB81214.
Denise Langlois
751-1155
725-4425

$289,900 ISLAND TOWNHOUSE Roomy 4BR/3BA
furnished unit at Sunbow Bay. Two bedrooms, bath and
family room downstairs make this ideal for visiting fam-
ily and friends. Deck overlooks lagoon. Heated pool, ten-
nis, enclosed carport and availability of shopping, restau-
rants and the beach add to your Island enjoyment. Pat
Thompson, eves. 778-6439. IB77766.

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


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, haul-
ing, 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. Every-
thing Under the Sun Garden Centre, 5704 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. 778-4441.

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

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

TREES BY BREEZE. Landscapes, tree trimming,
tree removal, and property maintenance since
1988. Check-a-Home service, Island resident.
Call Chris, 778-2837.
STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPING. Installations,
clean-ups, pruning, irrigation, trees, edging, rip-
rap, mulch, rock, patios, shell, seawall fill. Reliable
and insured. 727-5066.

No out-of-town ads to shuffle through. The Islander.


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

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



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1957
MARIE N5 LIC REAL ESTATE
FRANKLIN REALTY BROKER
'We ARE the Island."
9805 Gulf Drve PO Box 835 Anna Maria. Florida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250
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VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, inte-
rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. Dan or Bill, 795-5100 or cell 809-
3100.

JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodel-
ing contractors. In-house plan designs. State li-
censed and insured. Many Island references.
778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free es-
timates. 35-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal
at 778-1730.
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island
service since 1975. Repairs and new construc-
tion. Free estimates, no overtime charges. Now
certifying back flow at water meters.
(FL#RF0038118) 778-3924 or 778-4461.

MIKE McCALEB, ARCHITECT, P.A. 10-year Is-
land 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 manufacturers. Life-
time warranty. Call Island resident Keith Barnett
for a free in-home consultation. 941-778-3526 or
730-0516.

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


Top 10 Things to Do When
Buying or Selling a Home.
#1 Call Piroska Kallay Planck,
.-- She'litake care of the other 9.
Call Piroska Kallay Planck at 778-226


rf "RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE, INC.
After hours 778-3778
Fax: 778-7944 (800) 422-6325
3614 East Bay Drive
Piroska Kallay Planck Holmes Beach, FL 34217
an Independently owned and operated member of Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation


GRIFFITHS' ISLAND PAINT/ paper services: In-
terior/exterior painting, pressure washing and
wallpaper. For prompt, reliable service at reason-
able rates, call Kevin at 778-2996. Husband/wife
team.

ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remod-
eling, 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 in-
stalled. 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.

BAYSIDE ROOFING. Roof repair specialists. Re-
Roofs! New Roofs! Tile replacement! All work
guaranteed! RC0042064: 366-9606.


Beautiful canalfront lot in Anna Maria.



Call
S Patricia Stabler,
Lic. Real Estate Broker

Granny's Beach Vacation Inc.
S409 Pine Ave., Anna Maria
778-0123 email: PatStaebler@aol.com


The Islander


YOUR HOMETOWN REALTOR SINCE 1939

WAGNER REALTY
Email: wagnerfl@gte.net www.wagnerrealty.com
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TRULY PARADISE! Bay front with privates,
Caribbean-like lush tropical setting. 4BR/
2.5BA plus guest suite and maid's room! Out-
standing architectural design for .Island
lifestyle with pool and deeded boat space.
Live-in gourmet cook may be willing to stay
for buyer! $1,150,000. Call Yvonne Higgins,
778-2246 or 720-3879.


NW EXECUTIVE HOME! Exceptional four
bedrooms plus den with open floor plan, cus-
tom upgrades, 12-foot ceilings, crown mold-
ings, hardwood floors, eat-in kitchen with
granite counter tops. Architectural gem has a
family room with fireplace and fabulous
caged pool area. $439,500. Call Dave
Moynihan, 778-2246 or 778-7976.


WEST GLEN REDUCED! Lovely 3BR/2BA,
pool home with open floor plan. Ample
1,564 sq.ft. home has eat-in kitchen with
light oak cabinets and cathedral ceilings.
Two car garage and minutes from the
beaches. Reduced $10,000 to $173,900.
Call Anne Miller, 778-2246.


BUSINESSES
FOR SALE!
Two long established businesses ready
to take over fast on Manatee Avenue!
Gift shop is near Albertson's at 75th
Street. Loaded with merchandise and
waiting for quick sale at $95,000 or ??
Optical business near Kash 'n Karry at
59th Street is turnkey ready for buyer at
$60,000. For information on either call
Ron Cornette or Dee Jorcyk, 778-2246.

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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.

CANALFRONT HOME. 2BR/1.5BA recently to-
tally renovated with new kitchen, baths and more.
New dock and lift, large fenced yard, pets wel-
come. Seasonal/monthly. $2,750/month. (813)
258-6405.
3BR/3BA HOLMES BEACH townhouse. Beauti-
ful decor, great location close to beach, overlook-
ing nature preserve. Heated pool, washer/dryer,
garage, more! 713-0096.
AVAILABLE MARCH. Bradenton Beach waterfront.
1 BR and 2BR apartments with balcony. Newly reno-
vated, fully furnished. Very clean, private. Week,
month, season or long term. 778-4555.
YOU CAN HAVE the warm Florida west coast
with beautiful white sand outside your door. 1 BR
efficiency available at Resort 66 in Holmes
Beach. Pool, Gulf of Mexico, full housekeeping.
Fully furnished. Weeks available during March 2
to March 23. $900/weekly. (315) 894-2304.
SOULFUL GARDEN house near beach on north
tip. Elevated 3BR/2BA, screened lanai, available
December 2002 and January to March 2003.
$2,700/month. (813) 495-7048.
SPACIOUS WATERFRONT upper with dock.
Panoramic view. Furnished Key West style. Pet
considered. Also, renting for year 2003. $2,300/
month. 794-5980.


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CASCO DORADO CONDO, 9804 Dorado Ave. Lovingly
maintained 2BR/2BA, community clubhouse, heated pool,
carport and community boat dockage. $98,999. Becky
Smith or Elfi Starrett, 778-0700.

SANDY POINTE CONDOS 3607 E. Bay Dr., Holmes
Beach. Elevated 2BR/2BA, weekly rentals and pets okay.
Only $185,900. Gall Tutewiler, 778-0700.

PALMETTO 1614 7th St. W. Huge, two-story 6BR/3BA on
large corner lot (three lots). Perfect location, fireplace,
screen porch, room for a pool. $209,900. Teresia
Bradford, 778-0700.

LAUREL OAK PARK 111 86th Ct. NW. Spacious 4BR/
3BA, three-car garage. Executive home, numerous up-
grades, custom features. $369,900. Call Becky Smith or
Elfi Starrett, 778-0700.

PINE MEADOW CHARMER 919 83rd ST. N.W. Stained
glass foyer, vaulted/beamed ceilings and wood-burning
fireplace, 3BR/2BA lakefront home. $199,900. Becky
Smith or Elfi Starrett, 778-0700.

SAILBOAT WATER 214 S. Harbor Dr., Holmes Beach.
3BR/2BA with attached garage, fireplace, many modern
conveniences. $595,000. Becky Smith or Elfi Starrett,
778-0700.

SANDY BEACHES and Gulf views! 807 S. Gulf Drive,
Bradenton Beach. Great rental income. Enjoy sunsets
from your deck. Close to Bridge Street, shopping and res-
taurants. $429,000. Barbara Spotelson, 778-0700.


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porch, garage. Tropical and private. $750/week,
$2,400/month. 776-1789.
ANNA MARIA Key Royale canalfront seasonal
rental: 2BR/2BA bright and open. Family, dining,
laundry rooms. Island kitchen, breakfast bar, sun-
set terrace, dock, equipped. $3,600/month. (813)
991-5462.
2BR/2BA CONDO overlooks Watson Bay. Boat
dock, carport, heated pool and spa. Annual
$1,000/month. 778-0176.
ROOMMATE WANTED: Beautiful home in
Bradenton Beach, heated pool. One or two fe-
males preferred. Nonsmoking. 779-9146 or
224-0997.
ANNUAL RENTALS: 3BR/2BA; 2BR/1BA; 2BR/
2BA and 2BR/2BA with boat dock and pool. Island
Vacation Properties, 778-6849.
BEACHFRONT: Next season, Anna Maria. 869
N. Shore Drive. Just remodeled 2BR/2BA with in-
credible view. Available December 2002 through
April 2003, minimum 3 months. $3,500/month.
778-3645.
ANNUAL GULFFRONT private beach, Gulf view.
Newly remodeled, 2BR/2BA. Beautiful must
see! No pets/smokers. $1,600/month, includes
utilities. 778-1086.
NEW! SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA overlooks Sarasota
Bay. Private balcony, washer/dryer, cathedral
ceilings. $575/week, $1,950/month. Ask about off
season and 2003 rates! 761-7684.

ANNUAL ONLY 1BR/1BA, directly on Gulf in
Bradenton Beach. $1,000/month, assurity/secu-
rity required with contract. 792-2779.
MARTINIQUE APRIL thru December, one-month
minimum. Gulffront, second-floor, 2BR/2BA, fully
furnished, pool and pool view. Call John, 795-
3885.
ANNUAL AVAILABLE APRIL 1. Beautiful 2BR/
2BA condo in Palma Sola Harbour condominium
community. New 20-foot dock. Call 792-2410.

FURNISHED SEASONAL $1,800/month or an-
nual $900/month. 2BR/2BA turnkey. All ameni-
ties. Elevated over carport. On lake. No pets.
952-1592.

HOLMES BEACH SPECIAL Spacious 2BR,
$475/week, now through Dec. 10, 2002. 779-
9549.
APRIL 1, 2BR/1BA, nicely furnished, one block to
beaches. Weekly $600/week, $2,000/month. Call
778-3395.
ANNUAL 2BR plus apartment. Ground floor with
garage. Spacious and private. Available March 1.
$850/month. Call 778-3006.

1BR/1BA UPPER LEVEL, close to beach. No
smoking. Available April 16 to June 25, two-week
minimum. 778-4246.

SEASONAL 2BR/2BA Island home, tile floors,
near bay and beach. Available April thru Decem-
ber. Low rates. Edgar2941 @aol.com or (859)
576-2451.

SPACIOUS 2BR BAYVIEW duplex. Ceramic tile
floors throughout. Laundry. Available April 1. Annual
$660/month, plus utilities. 779-9470 evenings.
WANTED: December 1 to April 1, 2003. 1BR or
2BR/1BA, ground- floor preferred. No agents.
778-5182, ask for Diana.

PERICO BAY CLUB gated community. Long-term
rental, 2BR/2BA, garage, all tile floors. On a bird
watching waterway. Clubhouse, tennis, pool, plus
neighborhood pool. $1,100/month. Call 778-5902.

ANNUAL RENTAL Holmes Beach, 2BR/1.5BA,
appliances. No pets. Available now. $700/month,
plus utilities. Call 778-0032.


HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL rental. Newly reno-
vated 3BR/2BA ranch on canal, open floor plan,
garage and lanai. Available immediately,
$1,250/month. Lease, security, reference. Call
Lisa, 778-6696.
BEAUTIFUL ANNA MARIA Island cottage-style
home. One block from the Gulf of Mexico, 3BR,
fully furnished, large yard. Available May 2002
thru May 2003. Sorry, no pets or smokers. Call
Myriam, (813) 875-8453 or (813) 833-0736.
BAYVIEW 2BR ground-floor, nice, quiet. Beauti-
ful view. Steps to Gulf. Fully furnished. Nonsmok-
ing, no pets. $895/month. 778-7107.

ANNUAL RENTAL SOUGHT: Bradenton Beach
or City of Anna Maria. Female professional seeks
1 BR apartment to rent from owner only, or share
in 2BR apartment or house. Local references.
Occupancy May 2002. Call (800) 521-0227 exten-
sion 437, during business hours.



BEACHFRONT: Prestigious North Shore Drive
2BR/2BA, newly remodeled home with incred-
ible 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.

NORTHWEST BRADENTON: 2,515-square
feet. 4BR/3BA, family room. Brand new house
in Laurel Oak Park, available this spring,
$357,363. 795-7372.

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.

3,001-SQUARE FOOT house, 4BR/3BA, plus
den and family room. Available this summer. Lau-
rel Oak Park in northwest Bradenton, $338,515,
795-7372.
LAUREL OAK PARK. 2,5i4-square feet. 4BR/
3BA, family room, northwest Bradenton. Brand
new house! Available this spring, $332,015.
795-7372.
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GULFFRONT 2BR/2BA condo, $405,000. 5300
Gulf Drive, Martinique North, unit #102. Robinson
Properties, 778-4523 or (800) 977-0803.

NEW HOUSE: available this summer, 2,430-
square feet. 4BR/3BA, family room, $341,560.
Laurel Oak Park in northwest Bradenton, 795-
7372.
GULFVIEW 2BR/2BA furnished condo in
Bradenton Beach. Second-floor front unit. Impe-
rial House, $195,000. 795-1022
BRAND NEW HOUSE, $307,511, available this
summer. 3BR/2BA, family room. 2,000-square
feet. Laurel Oak Park in northwest Bradenton,
795-7372.
MOVE IN TODAY! Brand new home, 2,665-
square feet, 4BR/2.5BA, plus den and family
room. Corian and appliances included. Caged
pool, in The Country Club at Lakewood Ranch,
$390,137. 907-9777.

NEW LISTING by owner. Westbay Point & Moor-
ings III. 2BR/2BA, all amenities, spectacular wa-
ter view. Carport and boat dock. 778-2484.

TRIPLEX only 200 feet to beach. Quaint historic
old town. 3BR house, plus two spacious furnished
apartments. Large lot, $425,000. 778-8571.
GOLF VILLA, Terra Ceia Bay, Palmetto. 3BR/
2BA, two-car garage, large lanai, walking distance
to bay. $148,500. 721-8580.
TONS OF CHARACTER and charm- Island du-
plex. Roomy 3BR/1BA downstairs and great 2BR/
1 BA upstairs. New tile and paint. Owner anxious
to sell says "bring all offers!" $249,000. Call
Jane Grossman or Nicole Skaggs at A Paradise
Realty, 778-4800 or 778-4451.
NEW LISTING Gorgeous custom-built Key
West home. Close to Gulf. 3BR/2BA with eleva-
tor Too many custom features to list! $479,000.
Call Jane i-osnman or Nicole Skaggs at A Para-
dise Realty, 778-4800 or 778-4451.
HOLMES BEACH Island paradise. Beautifully up-
dated 3BR/2BA, 1,800-square-foot ground-level
home, new roof, boat slip included. 233 85th St.
$339,900. (847) 265-9411.
LONGBOAT KEY BEACH to bay, $59,800! Own
land plus 2BR/2BA. Meticulous, upscale, age 55-
plus mobile park. Corner lot with view of bay and
trees. Clean, neat, older double. All offers consid-
ered! No pets or rentals. 383-2641.
GREAT PRICE REDUCED on a six-bed assisted
living facility. One block from Gulf and bay. Was
listed originally at $749,000. Owner must sell,
$525,000. A Paradise Realty, 778-4800, ask for
Jane Grossman or Nicole Skaggs, home 778-4451.


AUCTION SIX waterfront properties! Homes and
lots, most on deep sailboat water, all close to bay
and Gulf. (800) 246-4882.

AWESOME KEY ROYALE Point location, 247-
foot seawall with open bay views, 172-foot golf
course frontage, 3 or 4BR/3BA, large open plan,
huge garage (two cars plus recreational ve-
hicle). Sailboat water. www.byUSAowner.com.
FL #82, MLS listed, brokers protected.
$950,000. 778-1130.
ISLAND HIDEAWAY 2BR condo. Garage. Open
this weekend. Call Karen for details. $152,000.
Mike Norman Realty, 779-2237.
FOR SALE: MOBILE home on Island. 2BR/2BA,
eat-in kitchen, view of bay, walk to beach. Adult
park, corner lot, two sheds. 778-1140 or 751-
9882.
INTRACOASTAL VIEW 3BR/2BA, wood floors,
ceramic tile, deck, carport, beautiful view, one
year old. $185,000. Appointment only, 778-7197.
SUNBOW BAY 2BR/2BA, top-floor condo. Under-
building parking, elevator, view of lagoon, bay and
Anna Maria Bridge. Two heated pools, tennis
court, walk to beach and shopping. By owner. In-
formation, 795-3778, price reduced $225,000.


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familial status or national origin, or intention to
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RARE OPPORTUNITY 6BR licensed assisted ELEVATED ISLAND DUPLEX LOTS OF
living facility, one block to the beach. Wonder- SPACE. Large 3BR/2BA Island duplex with a
fully updated, would make great "Bed & Break- two-car garage each side. Completely redone,
fast". REDUCED! Owner says "sell my property light and bright. $369,900. Call Ed Oliveira at
- bring all offers!" Call Jane Grossman or Nicole 778-4800 or 705-4800.
Skaggs at 778-4800.


66 STEPS TO THE BEACH 3BR/2BA turkey TONS OF CHARACTER AND CHARM IS-
furnished Island pool home with pool cabana. LAND DUPLEX. Roomy 3BR/1BA downstairs
Tile throughout. $329,000. Call Jane Grossman and great 2BR/1 BA upstairs. New tile and paint.
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erything! $294,000.
ISLAND FAMILY HOME
4BR/2BA in Holmes Beach. Family room, fireplace, eat-
in kitchen, deck, outdoor shower, storage/workshop, dose
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.
PERICO ISLAND
2BR/2BA Perico Island. Just listed! Excellent con-
dition. Screened porch, two-car garage. Short drive
to beach and shopping. $225,000.







Julie Gilstrap-Royal Patti Mariljeren
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
2BR/2BA duplex on stilts $875 month
SEASONAL RENTALS
Condominiums and Homes Weekly/Monthly
from $500 week / $1000 month
779-0202 (800) 732-6434
ANNA MARIA

aML SiCoast
REAL ESTATE, LLC
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 www.suncoastinc.com


WATERFRONTHOMES

2306 Canasta Drive ..... $1,095,000
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Frank Davis
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Melnda Bordes
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Marianne Correll
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Bob Fittro
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Richard Freeman
Realtor


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Jon Kent
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Tom Nelson
Realtor






Nick Patsios
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Chris Shaw
Realtor


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

722 Key Royale Drive ..... $625,000

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

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

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

509 68th Street ............. $459,000

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

113 75th St........... NEW $725,000

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

214 83rd Street .............. $339,000

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

210 83rd Street .............. $345,000

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

Westbay Pt.&Moorings .NEW $319,000

501 70th Street............. $295,000

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

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

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

DUPLEXES

1703 Gulf Dr. N...... NEW $345,000

405 N. Bay Blvd...... NEW $629,000

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

MAINLAND

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

1189 Edgewater Cr. ........... $247,500

Two waterfront acres ....... $1,500,000
COMMERCIAL
PROPERTIES

9915 Manatee Avenue.. $1,495,000
Sports Bar & Restaurant.... $129,900
(business only)

1703 Gulf Dr. N...... NEW $495,000


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Michigan college or its
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Kola Peninsula inhabitant
Shot block, in hoops-
speak
Retooling time?
Threesome
With 29-Across, a soother
Hart co-anchor, once
What a probable
loser digs up?
Pre-college yrs.
Word with tool or travel
See 22-Across
"Honest"
"Lakme" soprano
First, second or third
Revealing attire
Aware, with "in"
Crippling
Seasonal employee?
Bargain ad rate?
Bustle
Chipmaker's substitute
Holiday time
It contains periods
Devil dogs
"... peas in
With 60-Across, a
group of stars
Hot spot
Old clubs
White House
softball team stat?
See 53-Across
Tennis's 1979-80
Player of the Year
Pizazz
Onetime TV landlord
Heaps
Get ready to take off
Burn
Son of Cronus


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69 Mug
70 Theatrical works featuring
Snoopy, Charlie Brown,
etc.?
74 ribs
77 Coats for bad weather
78 Treasurer's receipt
79 __land
80 Single
81. Combat gear
84 'Vette rival
86 Big cocaine exporter
87 Like sycamore leaves
88 Good proofreader's reward?
92 Strays
93 Pacific
94 They can't be caught
indoors
95 Grander than grand
96 Wandered too far, maybe
98 Snack
99 Partner of John
100 Quarreled
103 Ingredient in an old-
fashioned
104 Bermuda Triangle's
compass direction?
110 Get an (ace)
111 Drink holder
113 Buenos
114 Made an additional
recipient, for short
115 An Idahoan might hoe one
116 Zoo sounds
117 Snap
119 Conceal
120 Indy letters
121 Stamp of approval
122 Not your ball?
127 Extra-bright
128. It goes to pot
129 Washday units
130 "That was easy"
131 "Critique of Judgment" writer
132 Germany's -Spree Canal
133 Like hip ads
134 In a habit


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2 Makeup of a Spanish


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doubloon
3 Modeling requirement?
4 Free from restraint
5 1920's Chief Justice
6 1
7 Masses, e.g.
8 Sphere
9 Lucy of "Shanghai Noon"
10 Bay, 1898 site of
Admiral Dewey's fleet
11 Makes sense
12 Rio Grande city
13 Actor Alan
14 Destitution, metaphorically
15 Game piece
16 Sailor's guardian
17 Appalled reaction
18 Bloodless
19 Object
21 Economy
25 Distance races
26 Painted pitcher
31 Oliver Hazard Perry
victory site
32 Show pleasure
33 Chuck Schumer's
predecessor in the Senate
34 Drug smugglers
35 Activity for rollers
37 Rocket that launched the
Mercury spacecraft
39 Screw-up
40 Ape
41 Incense ingredient
46 Where a big chunk of a
paycheck may go
47 1998 movie with the voice
of Woody Allen
49 Symbol
51 Sacrificed
52 Swim in a pool
53 Kind of truck
54 "To the Moon" and others
56 Former Big Apple theater
showplace
57 "Mitla Pass" author
58 Pinkish
59 Don with a mike
60 Spoil
61 Devious wolves' cries
65 What a hosp. may provide


66 Reporter's need
67 Natal native
68 H
70 It may be above first
71 Bank ad letters
72 Novelist Waugh
73 a soul
74 Denver pushing
Mclntoshes?
75 Sneeze follower
76 Equivalent of "the end"
77 Imitation
80 Dirty
81 Peak
82 Mother of
67-Across
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84 Fitting
85 Many coll. grads
86 Conseco Fieldhouse
athlete
87 Eyeopener?
89 Ring bearer
90 Famous buried treasure
site in Nova Scotia
91 Break-ups
92 I?"
96 Surpass
97 Gravitate
99 Thanksgiving dish
101 Substitute doctors, in
Britain
102 Material gain
105 Off the mark


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Feudal land
Yankee rival
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Bone: Prefix
Shampoo promise
Zaire's Mobutu
Seko
Kung chicken
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Scand. land
Freelancer's enc.
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