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Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992) ( March 6, 2002 )

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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
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Creation Date: March 6, 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: March 6, 2002

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

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Skimming the news ... Elementary school dedicates peace pole ... see page 20.


Anna Maria



The


Islander


"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"


Volume 10, no. 17, March 6, 2002 FREE


Renourishment activity expected this week


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The first work crews for the long-awaited Anna
Maria Island beach renourishment project are expected
on the Island between March 8 and 11, putting the
project just under six weeks behind schedule.
Rick Spadoni of Coastal Planning and Engineering
- the company that will monitor the project for Mana-
tee County said his latest information from the con-
tractor, Great Lakes Dredge and Dock, is that GLDD
crews "should start delivering pipe to the Anna Maria
section some time between March 8 and 11."
The .6-mile renourishment section in Anna Maria
is the first phase of the $8.9 million project.
Phone calls to GLDD to confirm the latest pro-
jected start date were not returned by press time.
But don't expect dredging to begin soon, even
though GLDD had indicated in February with its sec-
ond announcement of a delay that it would start around
March 15.
Spadoni said GLDD's dredge, the "Illinois" has a


gearbox problem and will head straight to Tampa Har-
bor upon arrival on the west coast of Florida. That
should be around March 8, and the repairs will take
about 10 days. Expect the dredge to be on site just off
the northwest point of Anna Maria Island "around
March 18, if not sooner."
That's if they don't hit bad weather enroute from
New York, he added. The dredge is being towed by
tugboat from Fire Island, he said, and it's slow going,
even in good weather.
Work crews from GLDD will lay pipe, take sur-
veys and sink the underwater line running from the
beach to the dredge while awaiting arrival of the "Illi-
nois."
This is now the third starting delay for the nearly
$9 million beach renourishment project that was origi-
nally set to begin around Jan. 31.
GLDD was awarded the contract for the January
start date, despite submitting a bid $200,000 higher
than a competing company, because it claimed it could
begin Jan. 31 and finish the job before turtle-nesting


season starts in late April.
County officials had opted for the higher price
from GLDD, in part because of the nesting season, and
due to pressure from the Island tourism industry to
complete the renourishment before the lucrative spring
and summer tourist season.
GLDD has said it could complete the entire 6.2-
mile project.in three months. If it fails to complete
beach renourishment by June 11, the company faces a
$1,500-per-day fine, according to Manatee County
Ecosystems Manager Charlie Hunsicker.
Approximately 60 people from GLDD will be
working on theIsland project, GLDD manager Sam
Morisson has said previously, with about 25 workers
manning the dredge and the remainder working on the
beach day and night. Coastal Engineering will maintain
a 24-hour-a-day presence at the beach site as it moni-
tors the project to completion, Spadoni said.
Once the .6-mile Anna Maria portion of beach
PLEASE SEE BEACH, NEXT PAGE


Center fundraising

hits snag; city asked

to give up land
Efforts by the Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
ter to raise more than $2.5 million as part of its expan-
sion and renovation project have been stalled because -.
the nonprofit organization that operates the facility
does not own the land and building. ,,_
In a letter to the Anna Maria City Commission," .
Island resident and AMICC board member J. Allen .
Bobo said there has been some resistance from large
and institutional donors because "our nonprofit agency
[Anna Maria Island Community Center Inc.] does not
own the Center," but rather has a long-term lease with
the city to operate the facility until 2069.
If the fundraising campaign and expansion project
is to succeed, said Bobo, "we must remove any pos-
sible barriers or objections raised by our large or insti-
tutional donors."
Accordingly, the Center would like to discuss
the possibility of a title transfer with the city and
continue to "furnish all recreational, social and cul- -, .
tural programs encompassed by the city's compre- .....-.. "...
hensive plan." ,
Bobo said the Center board would welcome the i
chance to discuss the idea at a city commission .
meeting. Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn said she had ....
scheduled discussion of the proposal as an agenda
item for the March 14 city commission workshop.
Plans for the expansion and renovation of the Cen- Steady as you go, boys
ter were announced last December and there has been With 10 miles office brass wire from the scrap yard for hair, a fiberglass body and pineapple, this mermaid is
"a huge commitment from many Island residents" in 12 feet long and weighs in at only about 150 pounds. The artist Woody Candish (under the ladder) said he
support of the project, Bobo said. used a "mermaid" of Anna Maria for the model. Candish also created the Bridge Street Bazaar's lettered
sign. And, what about that pineapple? It's the Bradenton Beach store's signature.


INSIDE THIS WEEK


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PAGE 2 0 MARCH 6, 2002 E THE ISLANDER

Vets memorial gets temporary bird


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria city commissioners at their Feb. 28
meeting may have given the bird, at least temporarily,
right back to an alternative proposal by Manatee
County Administrator Ernie Padgett for a Veterans
Memorial near Leffis Key in Bradenton Beach.
That could be because the original Leffis Key lo-
cation for the memorial, planned by Bradenton Beach
resident and veteran Jim Kissick, was dumped by the


Happenings

Home tour Xs five, plus more
The ninth annual Tour of Homes Saturday,
March 9, to benefit the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center includes a boutique and "lunchette."
See our special section this week and stop by The
Islander for your advance $10 tickets. You may
receive a box of Girl Scout cookies, compliments
of the newspaper, as long as the supply holds out.
Tickets are $12 Saturday.
There's Springfest Saturday and Sunday,
an outdoor art and craft fair with food and enter-
tainment in Holmes Beach.
Also on tap, Anna Maria Little League open-
ing day Saturday for the kids of AA and T-ball at
the Center.
Greek dinner at Church of Annunciation
Sunday.
A pancake breakfast and the bloodmobile
will be at St. Bernard Catholic Church Sunday.
Heritage Day open house at the Anna Maria
Island Historical Society's museum in Anna
Maria Wednesday.
Friday evening the U.S. Air Force Reserve
Band performs at the Center.
Look inside for more information, more to
do.
SISLANDEI 9i9
Since 1992


Board of County Commissioners after Audubon Soci-
ety members complained the memorial might interfere
with a rare migratory bird in the area (The Islander,
Oct. 24, 2001).
"The birds shouldn't have priority over our veter-
ans," said Anna Maria resident Margaret Jenkins.
City commissioners tabled the Padgett proposal for
discussion at their workshop session on March 14, but
Commissioners Chuck Webb and John Michaels both
said they could not support the memorial in its present
form.
Audubon Society members had argued last Sep-
tember to the county commission that lanyards on the
flagpole might cause a rare migratory bird in the area
to think it was being attacked by a bird of prey. The
BCC agreed and told Padgett to find another location.
Padgett then met with Kissick, former Bradenton
Beach Mayor Gail Cole and other veterans at Leffis
Key on Oct. 19, and told them the county would ap-
prove a new site about 150 yards south of the original
on a smaller hill. Kissick and Cole opposed the-move,
claiming sabotage by the Audubon Society.
In a Feb. 13 letter to the Anna Maria City Commis-
sion, which has also been sent to the Holmes Beach and,
Bradenton Beach commissions, Padgett said this new
location "was supported by all attendees" at the Oct. 19
meeting, "with one exception, and verbal support con-
veyed from or on behalf of each of the city mayors."
Not so, cried Kissick. In addition to himself, then-
Bradenton Beach Mayor Cole along with current Pal-
metto Mayor Larry Bustle were at that meeting and did
not agree to the new location. Also, the mayors of

Beach renourishment
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
renourishment is finished estimated to take 8 to 10
days workers will move the pipe from the dredge
coming ashore in Anna Maria near Spring Street to an
onshore location in Holmes Beach near the Martinique
condominiums.
The entire project is expected to take about three
months to complete, barring bad weather.


Saving lives
American Heart Associatioh Capt. J. Kanzler, left,
and Bradenton Beach Police Sgt. Chuck Sloan
presented the city with three heart defibrillators,
compliments of an "anonymous donor" and Manatee
Memorial Hospital. A total of 80 of the devices, used
to shock the heart during heart attacks, were given to
various groups in Manatee County. The city's three
units will be kept at city hall, Tingley Memorial
Library and in a police patrol vehicle. Islander
Photo: Paul Roat

Holmes Beach and Anna Maria were not even at the
meeting, and had, in fact, previously signed a document
supporting the first location, Kissick said.
Padgett said in his letter to Island cities that he
would "encourage your support for the Barrier Islands
Veterans Memorial and request a written response at
your earliest convenience."
Kissick said he was pleased that several Anna
Maria commissioners do not appear in favor of the
Padgett proposal and will discuss the issue further,
perhaps to send Padgett a letter rejecting the offer. He
expects the Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach city
commissions to also bring up the Padgett project in the
very near future.
Padgett has invited comment from Island city com-
missions on his alternative proposal.


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THE ISLANDER N MARCH 6, 2002 0 PAGE 3


Visioning envisioned
By Paul Roat
With visioningg" all the rage in government
circles,-Bradenton Beach officials want to be trendy,
too... -- ::. -
City commissioners agreed to go out to bid for
consultants to help determine what residents, business
owners and others want the city to look like during the
next 50 years.
Building Official Bob Welch said he hoped to have
a consultant or group of consultants retained by
the end of this month. The process of visioning and the
timeline is still up in the air, with some comments by
commissioners indicating it could be at least a year
before all citizen groups could be heard from to pro-
duce a final document outlining thecity's future.
"Bradenton Beach is seeking a citizen-based vi-
sioning process that is holistic, collaborative, and
graphically based with a 50-year horizon," the request
for proposals states. "The visioning process is intended
to provide a public consensus on community goals and
policies impacting the development and redevelopment


in Bradenton Beach Meetin.qs


within the city. The visioning implementation process
is goal oriented toward modifications to the present
comprehensive plan and land development code."
Welch said he hoped parts of the product devel-
oped during the visioning process could be used to
amend the city's comprehensive plan, mandated by the
state to be updated in the next few years.
One element not addressed regarding the city's
visioning proposal is cost. Several years ago, a
"charrette," and in-depth series of meetings, was held
to discuss the feasibility of building a bridge from the
mainland to the barrier islands somewhere between the
Cortez Bridge and the Ringling Bridge in Sarasota. The
cost of that one-day visioningg" process: $50,000.
A similar bridge charrette was held in Sarasota on
the future of the Ringling Bridge. Its cost: $200,000.
Sarasota recently finished a visioning process for
its downtown area, which included development of a
new code of ordinances. Cost: $350,000.
And Manatee County is embarking on a visioning
exercise budgeted at $400,000.


Holmes Beach Planning plans city trip


The Holmes Beach Planning Commission is mak-
ing a lot of plans.
The commission plans to have a tour of the city on
March 12 to look at various locations of mixed-use de-
velopment in the city. That tour will start at 9 a.m. from
city hall and the public is invited, said planning com-
mission chairperson Susan Normand.
When it completes its ongoing study of mixed-use
properties, the commission plans to tackle the vision-
ing process for Holmes Beach.
That's going to be done separately from Manatee
County's Imagine Manatee visioning process, but a coor-
dination effort is possible, and Mayor Carol Whitmore has
said she will look into possible funding from the county
for the Holmes Beach initiative. The county has ear-
marked $400,000 for its visioning, while Holmes Beach
is making do without any funding, Normand said.
At its Feb. 28 meeting, the planning commission


also concluded its discussion and correction of defini-
tions for the comprehensive plan and adopted the
amended definitions.
Commission members continued their discussion
of mixed use in the city and heard from members of the
city's building department.
There was a general discussion of the mixed use on
Avenue C. It was noted that some businesses have
apartments attached or on the second floor above the
business.
One question was, "How should mixed use be ad-
dressed in the comprehensive plan?" A number of other
municipalities in the area, such as St. Pete Beach and
Indian Rocks Beach, have mixed-use zoning.
Normand said that "mixed use should be planned
use."
The commission plans to hold its next meeting at
1 p.m. March 19.


Anna Maria City
March 13, 6:30 p.m., Environmental Education and
Enhancement Committee meeting.
March 14, 6:45 p.m., special city commission meeting.
March 14, 7 p.m., city commission work session.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
March 7, 7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda:
public comment, Florida Suncoast Tourism contract
discussion, building moratorium discussion, Dehardt
street vacation discussion, Nelson dock request on 1 th
Street South discussion, city pier discussion, new loca-
tion for Veteran's Memorial discussion, visioning re-
quest for proposals discussion, board appointments and
commission reports.
March 8, 8:30 a.m., city commission work session
March 13, 1 p.m., special city commission work session
at Sandpiper Mobile Resort, 2601 Gulf Drive. Agenda:
determination of 27th Street city location, 26th Street is-
sues, bus and trolley stop discussion, crosswalk discus-
sion, commission remarks and public comment.
March 14, 6:30 p.m., planning and zoning board meet-
ing.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
March 8, 8 a.m., charter review ad hoc committee
meeting.
March 12, 7 p.m., city commission meeting with work
session to follow.
March 13, 7 p.m., parks and beautification committee
meeting.
March 14, 10 a.m., Holmes Beach Civic Association
meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

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Holmes Beach finds federal money for flooded houses


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Tired of your Island home flooding during heavy
or even mild rains because you live in a low-lying
area.?
If you live in Holmes Beach, help is here in the
form of a Federal Emergency Management Agency
fund applied for by the homeowner and the city that, if
approved, can cover 75 percent of the repairs necessary
to raise your home above the flood plain.
And two Holmes Beach families are pretty happy
today the city found the program and is helping them
with the application process.
At its Feb. 26 meeting, the Holmes Beach City
Commission approved a flood mitigation assistance
project agreement for two families whose properties
suffer "repetitive loss" from flooding.
The Woods family at 4900 Gulf Drive will get
$125,000, while the Bowlings at 208 N. Harbor Drive
will get $82,000. The money comes from FEMA
through a program administered by the Florida Depart-
ment of Community Affairs to the cities._
The funding represents only 75 percent of the
amount of money needed to raise the house, said Su-
pervisor of Public Works Joe Duennes. The successful
applicants must pay the 25 percent balance out of their
own pocket.
Duennes said 58 locations have been identified in
the city as "repetitive loss" properties, but to date, only
three families have taken advantage of the program and
applied.
"FEMA has a pot of money that people are not
applying for," said Duennes.
"That could be because it's a 26-page application,"
quipped Commissioner Don Maloney.
Not to worry, though. City officials assist with the
application because "not to work with these people is
a negative," Maloney added.
There was some discussion that the Woods and
Bowlings should pay administrative costs to the city in
the amount of $1,250 each to cover the costs of the city
assisting with the application and administering the
funds, but that was nixed by Mayor Carol Whitmore.
"I don't think they should pay a fee. Everyone pays
enough in taxes. Their property values are going to go
up," when repairs are completed, she said.
Commissioner Roger Lutz suggested that the com-
mission approve these two applicants without any ad-
ministrative fee, then have the city attorney come to a
workshop session "to give us the dos and don't" on
future applications. That was quickly approved by the
commission.


a\\'B~p'~~ L":se


Going upscale
Owners of this house on South Harbor Drive in Holmes Beach were the first in the city to receive federal
money to pay for raising the structure above the flood plain to eliminate repetitive flooding. Islander Photo:
Rick Catlin


Whitmore added that "right now, we are the only
city on the Island to take advantage of this program."
A similar application several years ago from a
Bradenton Beach property owner was rejected by
FEMA.

Liaison reports
Lutz reported that some residents along Avenue C
have complained about auto repairs being done on the
sidewalks and in the streets, testing of race cars in the
streets, and the use of an automobile lift outside of a
building.
He said some businesses in this area might need a
special exception and revised site plan for their opera-
tion. Code enforcement staff would be asking for re-
vised site plans in the near future.
The owner of an auto repair shop on Avenue C
spoke during public comment, claiming he was being


Hordes at Harvey
Harv'ey Memorial Church was packed Satilday with shoppers at the annual sale. Lea Ann Bessonette, chair
of the board of the Bradenton Beach church, said more than $1 .500 ii'as raised. Proceeds I ill be used to
repair the bell tower, and contributions are still being enthusiastically sought. Islander Photo: Paul Roat


singled out by the city.
Whitmore disagreed, pointing out that "it's only
neighbors complaining, and we have to respond."
"If you are doing something different, just present
a new site plan" for city review, she added.

Turtle Watch pleads
The commission unanimously approved a rmotiorn
to allow Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch, Director Suzi
Fox to use a four-wheel all-terrain vehicle (ATV) on
the beach for the duration of the upcoming beach
renourishment project to monitor sea turtle nesting
activities, collect data and relocate nests| The city had
a letter from Manatee County indicating)Turtle Watch
activity is part of the county's beach renourishment
contract.
However, commissioners tabled a request from
Fox to be allowed use of the ATV on the beach for
three years also included in the county contract -
pending discussion on the subject with the city attor-
ney.
Commission chairperson Rich Bohnenberger said
he was "not pleased" with some local media accounts
that had indicated the commission had "denied" the
Turtle Watch request at its last meeting.
Fox had said all other turtle preservation permittees
utilized vehicles on the beach.
"It's not us, it's the state law. We didn't deny, we.
just had no authority."

Workshop session
Following completion of its regular meeting Feb.
26, the commission immediately went to a workshop
session where the first item of business was the long-
standing problem of Holmes Beach Marina and Main-
land Marine International.
The company currently owes $6,000 in fines lev-
ied by the city's code enforcement board because of
code violations since August 2001.
Maloney said the city commission "has already
spent too much time and expense on this issue."
Commissioners heard from Code Enforcement
Officer Walter Wunderlich, who said a majority of the
violations are changes to the 1987 site plan that were
done without seeking city approval. All the site-plan
changes would probably have met with city approval,
he said.
Owner Brian Quartermain said he bought the ma-
rina in 1995. All the site-plan changes were done be-
tween 1988 and 1991.
"I'm just fed up." said Quartermain. "Can we just
get it done?"
Commissioners scheduled the item for the regular
commission meeting of March 12.


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THE ISLANDER 0 MARCH 6, 2002 E PAGE 5


Anna Maria Island to be represented on JPC


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Put about 30 elected officials from around Mana-
tee County in the same room to talk about the "Accord"
and what do you get?
No, the answer is not chaos. Rather, some might
say it was an opportunity for officials to champion their
own particular political agendas.
Actually, discussion at the Feb. 28 meeting in Pal-
metto where elected officials from throughout the county
met to discuss the "Accord," a compromise document on
the future of growth management, was fairly cordial, con-
sidering all the name-calling and bickering over the county
charter issue the past eight months.
At least one good thing for Anna Maria Island
came out of the Feb. 28 meeting, if nothing else of sub-
stance. The Island will have a representative on the
five-member Joint Planning Commission which is pro-
posed in the "Accord" to address a variety of growth
issues that concern the county, Bradenton, Palmetto,
and the three Island cities.
But much of the three-hour session involved some
varying agendas as various political interests seemed to
want their agenda in the "Accord" and everybody seemed
to want a sales tax increase to pay for those agendas.
Members of the Manatee County School Board
were miffed they were not asked for input into the
"Accord" and that they appeared to be left out of future
discussions, planning and the visioning process (Vision
Manatee) tied into the "Accord."
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore, however,
wondered what the big deal was. "Just because the
school board is not mentioned [in the Accord], does not
mean they are not a player," she said.
That statement fell on deaf ears of school members.
When discussion of the "Accord" turned to the role
the cities and county will play with Vision Manatee,
_Whitmore said elected officials should not be involved
in the committees at the start of the process. That didn't
sit too well with those with long, or even short, politi-


cal agendas.
County Commissioner Joe McClash said elected of-
ficials should be involved at the beginning of Vision
Manatee.
Bradenton Mayor Wayne Poston said elected offi-
cials were needed to "give input to the consultants" at
the start of the visioning process.
Not so, said meeting facilitator Cliff Walters. "We
shouldn't be telling them how to do it."
But the school board apparently wants to tell some-
body how. to do it. School Board Chairman Harry
Kinnan argued that schools should have a role in the
"Accord" and with Vision Manatee, because they are
essential to what Manatee will look like in 20 years.
"The school board wants to be a formal member of
the process and mentioned in the document," said
school board member Frank Brunner.
Enough, said Whitmore. "We're getting bogged
down. Island cities were not even mentioned [in the
Accord], but we assume we are involved."
An assumption of involvement was not good
enough for the school board and Kinnan was eventu-
ally given a place at the table.
Once seated, the school board stood firm in its de-
mand for its own half-cent sales tax increase to go along
with the "Accord's" recommended half-cent tax increase.
Without the half-penny in tax funding sought by the "Ac-
cord," Bradenton and Palmetto could opt out of many
portions, diluting its effectiveness, Poston said previously.
That means voters will be asked to approve the
school board's half-cent sales tax increase in May, then
vote on another half-cent sales tax increase in Novem-
ber to pay for the "Accord."
That's "very unlikely" to happen, said Holmes
Beach Commissioner Rich Bohnenberger. The school
board's decision to seek its own tax increase "has'prob-
ably defeated any chance of a sales tax [in November]
to go through."
Some officials suggested combining the two taxes
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time vote, but Kinnan nixed that idea.
When discussion turned to the Joint Planning Com-
mission, McClash was in a conciliatory mood when
Whitmore mentioned there was no Island representa-
tion on the JPC.
"No problem," said McClash
"Well, I'm certainly glad to see Island representa-
tion," said Holmes Beach City Commissioner Don
Maloney, "because past decisions have had a serious
effect on how we behave."
That brought a nice laugh from those at the meet-
ing, as everyone apparently recalled the Perico Island
annexation by Bradenton.
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn said after the meet-
ing the Island would likely elect a JPC representative
at a meeting of the Barrier Island Elected Officials.
Officials were still grappling with sales taxes and
impact fees at the end of the three-hour session, barely
halfway through the "Accord."
So, what's in the "Accord" for the Island?
Hopefully, the "Accord" will "eliminate the need
for a county charter," said Bohnenberger. The JPC will
oversee development in the county and "all develop-
ment affects the Island because people are moving to
Manatee County and eventually they are going to come
out to the Island."
The JPC gives Islanders some input into
countywide development, whereas a county charter
puts development in the hands of the county commis-
sion and the 75 percent of the county's registered vot-
ers who live in unincorporated areas of the county,
Bohnenberger said.
"But I'm still concerned," he said. The issue of
presenting a county charter to the voters is not dead,
just "on hold" until after the visioning process.
Even with concerns, however, Bohnenberger and
other Island elected officials plan on attending the next
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How about a roundabout?
Could that solve all your problems and woes?
Our Sandscript columnist this week reports that
roundabouts are the wave of the future. That the Bradenton
Beach roundabout was a first on a Florida highway.
And that it appears to be working, functioning,
grandly. No accidents in the roundabout.
Holmes Beach, on the other hand, pooh-poohed the
idea for the intersection of Gulf Drive and Manatee Av-
enue when the city had its chance and opted instead for a
traffic light.
If you've been on the Island long enough you'll re-
member the installation of the first traffic signal, which we
at The Islander argue was at Cortez Road and Gulf Drive.
Or at Manatee Avenue and East Bay Drive. Or at Gulf and
Marina drives.
Whichever. It was a trauma for us. A shock.
We were going to have to STOP for a red light. No longer
could we "demand" the right of way at yield signs or slow up
and slide through the old-fashioned stop signs.
Come to think of it, there must have been old-timers
who felt the same dread when those first stop signs were
installed. It "signaled" that times were changifig.
Based simply on the fact there was a need for the stop
sign, and later, the signalized intersection, the traffic was all
too evidently increasing. And there's no end in sight.
As more and more folks settle into new "cities" in east
Manatee County, more and more people come to visit us
on the Island. After all, we like to say, they don't come here
to play on the interstate, they come to play on the
Intracoastal.
In hindsight, a roundabout might have been more expe-
dient at Gulf Drive and Manatee Avenue. It would have been
larger than the small "traffic circle" in Bradenon Beach and
the center could have been ornately landscaped and provided
needed space for memorials and flag poles.
(Just a pun don't call or write!)
Clearwater Beach has (er, had) a grand roundabout
with an incredibly beautiful fountain filling the circle, but
the fountain was turned off when it was determined driv-
ers were distracted from their task by the fountain or so
they thought.
Whatever the problems, it was an extremely busy inter-
section for vehicular and pedestrian traffic and the roundabout
didn't address the pedestrian's plight.
As the visioning process begins here -and our sea-
sonal traffic peaks over the next few weeks let's try to
keep that in mind. And bike paths. Crosswalks.
And to answer the occasional inquiry, the crosswalk in
Bradenton Beach was installed by the Florida Department of
Transportation at the request of the city for pedestrian
safety.
We could use more of the same.



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speak up in your editorial column. Colonel, for 30 years
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colonel.
This is Mr. DeFrank's community, and he has the
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ions. The editorial column in The Islander is a good
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Sorry, I have to run, my commander is calling me
for supper.
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Trouble lurks on road
A caution light and crosswalk (blinking) was in-
stalled for pedestrians heading to and from the Gulf
Drive Caf6 on the beach.
Why was it put in the middle of a passing lane sec-
tion of the highway? Did the restaurant owner or the
state pay for this? Shouldn't the highway stripe be
painted solid? Or left alone for an accident waiting to
happen.
Werner Hoecher, Holmes Beach
Stars still together
When the American flag that was recovered from
the World Trade Center disaster was carried in to the
2002 Winter Olympics, many stirring thoughts filled
my mind and heart.
As I looked through my tears at the torn and rev-
erently held flag, I was awed at the field of blue. The
stripes of red and white were torn and shabby but the
stars were intact.
The stars representing the 50 states were still vi-
brant and together as we pray our United States will
continue to be. United, not torn apart, still closely
joined. What better proof that we are proud of our


country and will work together with President Bush to
end terrorism and continue to be what our flag stands
for, the United States of America.
God bless America.
Cecile Van Winkle, Bradenton
You're very welcome
To The Islander: Thank you so much for your gen-
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in ceremony on Feb. 14. The citizenry certainly en-
joyed your generosity.
SueLynn, newly sworn mayor

Bradenton Beach perspective
As a former resident, activist and mayor of
Bradenton Beach, I have three concerns:
1. I was very disappointed to read in the Bradenton
Herald that the Barrier Island Cities Meetings have
become "divisive and all is ruined" according to
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore. Even though
consolidation of the Island cities was never studied, I
felt at least there should be a forum for the cities to
meet once a month to discuss mutual issues. I hope
Mayor Whitmore means there are different opinions
among the officials.
2. The recent controversy in Bradenton Beach con-
ceming the issue of combining contiguous lots to create
multi-family dwellings. If this trend continues there may
be more transients than permanent residents. A printout
from the election office showed that in 1979 there were
938 voters, it peaked in 1988 with 1,901. Last year it was
back down to 970. Personally I have been trying to find a
way back, we sold our business and home in 1998.
3. I surely can understand the plight of the Save
Our Neighborhoods committee in Bradenton Beach.
My heart and soul will always be on the Island, espe-
cially Bradenton Beach. I hope the new plan accord
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By Don Maloney
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The subject here is "signs." I'm talking about
those identifying placards that you see and, hope-
fully, understand.
Understand, that is, if you are a Native American.
Many of our U.S. signs thoroughly confused at
least one foreign visitor I had recently. He is a Japa-
nese man I worked with during my business years in
Tokyo and he continually brought up the subject of
our local signs with me left looking for a trans-
lation, which he seldom got.
Like, I remember the first confusion he admitted
to was one with a sign he pointed out to me that read:
"United States Post Office."
"Why," he asked, "do you need the expense of
putting 'United States' on such a sign? Do you also


have foreign post offices in this country?"
That wasn't his only confusion during that same
visit. He had just come down to Florida from New
York City, had ridden the subways there, and was
confused by the sign in each subway car that warned:
"$50 fine for spitting."
"Does the absence of any of signs warning fines
for other types of human expectorating," he wanted
to know, "make such non-spitting deposits OK in the
trains?"
His highest level of sign confusion in this coun-
try came from parking signs. He never saw a sign
here, he said, that said parking was OK. He did,
however, see signs that read "No Parking" and oth-
ers that read "No Parking Anytime."
"When" was anyone allowed to park where the
latter mentioned signs were posted caused the con-
fusion there. What he wanted to know is "when is it
not 'anytime?'"
He also wondered why we put aside handi-
capped parking spaces and then threatened those
who parked there with signs about a $250 fine. And
"What," he asked more than once, "is a 'Ped,' and
why do we worry and announce with a sign where
those peds cross?"
"Four way" stop signs also confused him. He
wanted me to know that he knew about three ways
to stop-foot brakes, emergency brakes, or, in real
emergency occasions, shifting quickly into reverse.
It was the fourth possibility that confused him there,
especially since at some intersections stop signs
added that he only had to know his familiar three
ways or maybe even none at all.
And, he asked, why are there signs here and
there that say: "Reduced speed ahead," but never a
sign that says "Faster speed ahead'?"
I did my best to unconfuse him even to why
we call it "City Hall" when it appears to be a whole
building, not just a hall. His questions reminded me
of some problems I myself have with some of our
signs. Like I noticed a sign in the window of one of
our local cafes that read: "Shoes and Shirts Re-
quired." If that's all I had on, could I still go in?
Would I go in?
And how about signs and ads that promise "50


THE ISLANDER 0 MARCH 6, 2002 0 PAGE 7
percent off everything in the store." Why would any-
one want to buy anything that had 50 percent taken
off? I, for one, only buy whole things.
More restaurant signs are worth noting, too. My
favorite is: "Early Bird" signs for meals starting at
four in the afternoon. Two parts of that sign get me.
First is that I was brought up with a saying that said
that early birds were out no later than dawn, not four
in the afternoon. Second is I'm sure you know what
that same old saying promises that the early bird
gets. Do they get it at those restaurants, too? And, if
so, why advertise it?
"All you can eat" was another favorite promise
of mine until I found out that every restaurant that
advertises that feature only makes that promise come
true during one sitting. You can't go back later that
evening or on the next day and pick up more of that
"all." And you can't take part of your "all" to go.
Signs that describe certain sandwiches interest
me, too. I'm talking about a "Hero" for instance.
Why? I'm always reminded when I see that on a sign
of what Will Rogers said, "Hero is the shortest lived
profession on earth." So why name the longest sand-
wich that?'
S"Triple Decker" is misleading, too. All that's
triple in one of those is the bread. The insides are
only double.
My Japanese friend also was annoyed that places
advertising "foot-long" sandwiches didn't translate
that measurement into centimeters so that he and
other foreigners would know what to expect. And,
while talking measuring, he wondered why Ameri-
cans measured liquor only in liters or fractions of
liters and not id our familiar ounces, pints or quarts.
"Maybe," he asked, "was that so we wouldn't
know how much to expect?"
My favorite Anna Maria Island sign was out in
front of a restaurant and it read: "Voted best overall
restaurant." If that was really the case I thought, why
didn't they call the place "Levi's" or "Dungarees"
instead of the name it has? But maybe I just misun-
derstood. Maybe it meant that instead of just shoes
and shirt needed for admittance, it required overalls
there as well.
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Anna Maria City Commission full of garbage


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria's new city commission has been sail-
ing along in some rather "fresh" air since its Feb. 12
election, but at its Feb. 28 meeting, the commission
tacked right into the foul smell of garbage.
That would be "garbage" in the form of a new con-


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Undaunted by the enormity of their task,
some Cortez residents last weekend started clean-
ing up generations of garbage from the FISH Pre-
serve.
The Preserve is a 95-acre tract at the east end
of the historic fishing village which Florida Insti-
tute for Saltwater Heritage is buying as a pristine
buffer against high-rises and commercialization.
The property has been unoccupied for de-
cades, owned by the Schewe family of Illinois
and bought by FISH a year ago. Generations of
Cortez youngsters have explored it, so they knew
what the village was getting into.
Garbage and trash have been dumped there
illegally for all those decades by individuals and
businesses and builders. Homeless people
camped there through the years, until a couple of
years ago one of them killed another in a fight and
the county cleared them out as a nuisance and
bulldozed their camps.


tract with Waste Management Inc. to continue as the
city's franchise holder for trash and waste collection.
The current contract expires March 31.
Mayor SueLynn said WMI had told her the city
could audit WMI books at any time to track the 4 per-
cent rebate due the city under the proposed contract.
But upon inspection of the contract, said the


Saturday about 10 residents organized by
Laura Gray and Linda Molto began to scrape out
the accumulated rubbish. They piled about 40 bags
of garbage at the adjacent old school building for
the county to haul away. Plus some unbaggable
stuff.
"We found tires beyond calculation," said
Molto. "Much of the trash was obviously commer-
cial. Some came from builders who dumped big
chunks of concrete. One renovator dumped a com-
plete bathroom.
"We couldn't even touch the surface of it, just
did the more visible part along the walkways."
Gray said she is thinking bigger after
Saturday's beginning. "I'm organizing a big
cleanup party with a barbecue and a band on the
school lawn, a Dumpster, and maybe something to
move that junk out of there. Mostly volunteers by
the dozens."
She's shooting for the weekend of April 13 and
14. And there will have to be many more cleanup
weekends, she said.


mayor, she couldn't find anything authorizing an audit
of the rebate. And WMI did not return her phone calls
on the issue prior to the Feb. 28 meeting. And that's a
lot of rubbish, the mayor seemed to say.
SueLynn said she didn't want to move forward
with the contract without a clause allowing the city.to
audit WMI books.
The 4 percent rebate WMI has agreed to in the
contract should generate about $2,900 every quarter for
the city, something that "could benefit all citizens,"
SueLynn said.
Anna Maria resident Georgia Van Cleave noted the
estimated rebate is only from residential customers.
What about commercial accounts? SueLynn said she
would check into this with WMI.
There was also discussion about a day for hazard-
ous waste collection by WMI. The company had said
the cost to Anna Maria would be $7,000. SueLynn said
she would raise the idea of all three Island cities shar-
ing a hazardous waste collection day to share the cost.
Ellen Trudelle suggested putting some of the rebate
money toward the cost of a hazardous waste pickup
day.
The board decided to continue discussion of the
WMI ordinance at a special commission meeting at
6:45 p.m. Thursday, March 14. The commission's
workshop session is scheduled for 7 p.m. the same day.

The Record
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of city commission meetings, among other items.
While publication of "The Record" is "almost up
to being on time," said Caniff, she would like the com-
mission to speed up the process of approving minutes
so publication is not one month behind the actual meet-
ing dates. "The Record" is supposed to be published bi-
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the close of business the following Monday.
SueLynn said the commission was advertising for
a person to transcribe minutes and that might help
speed up the process.
The commission decided to see if any qualified
applicant is available to fill the advertised position and
complete the minutes by the desired Monday deadline.
"The urgency has been noted and we will follow up
as best and as quickly as we can," said the mayor.

Belle Haven grant
Van Cleave threw a wrench into what was sup-
posed to be a routine resolution by the city to support
a grant application for remodeling Belle Haven cottage.
Seems commissioners thought they were just vot-
ing to support the application, but Van Cleave's reso-
lution said they were voting for a "memorandum of
agreement."
Hold on a minute, said City Attorney Jim Dye and
Commissioner Chuck Webb. How can we vote on an
agreement we haven't seen?
Dye said the resolution should be amended to sup-
port "pursuit of a special category grant" application,
but Van Cleave said that would "water it down."
"You have to pre-certify that if your grant [appli-
cation] is successful, you are going to do it," she said.
"All it means is that you certify you are able and will-
ing."
The grant is for $50,000 in matching funds, but the
city's portion would be the $52,000 appraised value of
Belle Haven cottage, which was procured by the AMI
Historical Society.
"I agree- 100percent" that the commission should
support the grant application, Webb said, "but that's
not what this resolution says. This tells the nmaior to
sign, an agreement and we :haven't gotten the: agree-
ment." he added. nor~have.commissioners: had a chance
to study the grant, application. :. ..
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mayor really shouldn't sign anything until the commis-
sion has had a chance to study it. "There may be prom-
ises in there that the city can't keep. Just have a clear
view of the process before you get involved," he said.
Commissioners voted to amend the resolution to
authorize the mayor to "support" pursuit of a special
category grant. Webb agreed to work with Van Cleave
on the grant, which has an application deadline of May
31.

City staff salary review
Commissioners authorized the mayor to conduct
the annual review of city staff performance and sala-
ries. Previously, city commissioners had conducted the


THE ISLANDER E MARCH 6, 2002 U PAGE 9
review.
Commissioner John Quam said the mayor was re-
sponsible for the day-to-day operations of the city, not
commissioners, and she would have a better under-
standing of staff performance and any needed salary
increases. The review and recommendations will be
completed by July 1. Commissioners might only see a
city staff member for a few minutes each week, he
added.
Shirley O'Day said she thought that was giving too
much responsibility and authority to the mayor, but
Ellen Trudelle said the mayor is only recommending
salaries, which are subject to commission approval.
The next commission meeting is a workshop ses-
sion at 7 p.m., March 14.


Former Anna Maria Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh, left, and former Commissioner Jay Hill were honored at the
city commission meeting Feb. 28for their service to Anna Maria during their terms that ended with the
February election. Mayor SueLynn presented the men with plaques of appreciation. The two chose not to seek
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The brunch will start at 11:45 a.m. at the Moose
Lodge hall, 110 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Price
of admission will be $6.50, which must be paid to
Maloney by Tuesday, March 12.
Headlining the celebration will be Irish songs and
stories and a performance by Anna Maria Island's Irish
Celi Dancers.
The main event, though, will be crowning the
Irishman of the Year for 2002, joining an eclectic group
of past recipients the Island Privateers, Pat Geyer,
Hugh Holmes Sr. and Sean Murphy were so honored
in previous years.

Sunday will be
Children's Sunday at Gloria Dei
Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and school children will be
responsible for greeting, ushering, serving and even
preaching at the 10:30 a.m. service at Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church on March 10. In addition, the pre-kin-
dergarten through fifth-grade children will portray the
anointing of David by Samuel from I Samuel and the
sixth- through eighth-graders will perform a dramatic
reading from the Ninth Chapter of John.
Pastor Dan Kilts will be joined in the pulpit by Tim
Spence Jr. to present a dialogue sermon. The children
will also be singing several hymns accompanied by
Majka Beard on the piano.
The church is located at 6608 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Further information may be obtained
by calling 778-1813.


Bloodmobile here Sunday
at St. Bernard Church
The Manatee Community Blood Center's blood-
mobile will be in business from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Sunday in the parking lot of St. Bernard Catholic
Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
The blood drive is open to residents and visitors
alike. Donors are advised to eat a full meal and drink
plenty of fluids before arriving to make their donation.
They must present photo identification at the door.
Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments may be made
at 778-4769.


'California Suite' coming;
tickets on sale now
Tickets have gone on sale for the Island Players
presentation of "California Suite," the Neil Simon play
that opens March 15 to run through April 1.
Tickets at $14 may be purchased between 9 a.m.
and 2 p.m. at the box office of the Players Theatre, at
Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue in Anna Maria.
The production plays in four vignettes in an el-
egant suite in a hotel in California: A divorced
couple wrangle over where their teen daughter
should spend her time; a wife finds her husband with
another woman in the suite; another suffers a disap-
pointment and finds her husband noncomforting;
and two couples traveling together find they don't
get along all that well.
Players are Mona Upp, Mark Shoemaker, Peggy
Cole, Hugh Scanlon, Sylvia Marnie, Geoffrey Todd,
Laura Morales, Gabe Simches, Sally Jorgenson and
Sam McDowell.
Stage manager is Dorothy Eder, set designer Jack
Abene, lighting by Chris McVicker, sound by Walt
Schmidt and Bob Grant, costumes by Don Bailey.
Performances will be at 8 p.m. except for two Sun-
day matinees at 2 p.m. The theater is dark Mondays and
on Easter Sunday.
Further information may be obtained by calling
778-5755. -


Springfest arts festival
is this weekend
The 14th annual Anna Maria Island
Springfest fine arts and crafts festival will be
Saturday and Sunday, March 9 and 10, at the
Holmes Beach City Hall park, 5801 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
The festival's hours will be 10 a.m. until 5
p.m. both days, said the sponsoring Anna Maria
Island Art League. Admission is free and there
will be plenty of free parking.
More than 100 artists from the United States
and Canada will show and sell their works at the
event. Wildlife, historical, environmental and
other community groups will have booths, some
of them with live animals.
Art work donated by the participating artists
will be raffled, with tickets $1 at the event. The
raffle prizes may be viewed and tickets pur-
chased at the league's "command" tent. Pro-
ceeds will go to the league's scholarship pro-
grams.
Further information is available at 778-
2099.


Pancakes, baked goods
Sunday at St. Bernard
A pancake breakfast and bake sale will be at the ac-
tivity center of St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S.
Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach, from 8 to 11:30 a.m.
Sunday, March 10.
On the breakfast menu along with pancakes are sau-
sage, coffee and orange juice. Charge for adults is $3,
children $1.50. Details may be obtained at 778-4769.

Island Rotarians
change meeting time, place
Beginning Thursday, March 7, the Anna Maria
Island Rotary Club will change both its meeting place
and time, the organization announced.
It will meet henceforth at noon Thursday at the Beach
House, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Further in-
formation may be obtained by calling 778-4060.

Help with income tax forms
available Thursday
Assistance in filling out 2001 income tax forms will
be available Thursday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Is-
land Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
The help is provided free of charge through
AARP's Tax-Aide program. Taxpayers should bring
2000 tax returns, 2001 tax package, all 2001 tax-related
documents, and cost and purchase date for all invest-
ments sold or exchanged.

Gulfshore hobby, craft show
Saturday on Longboat
Gulfshore of Longboat Key, 3710 Gulf of Mexico
Drive, will host:its antiual Spring Hobby and Craft
Show from 8:30 a.m. until noon on Saturday,.March 9
at the key's only mobile home park.
A variety of arts and crafts are on the program,
including jewelry, paintings, boat models, shell crafts
and others, said Gulfshore's Louise M. Baker. Also
planned are a bake sale, a 50-50 drawing and a conti-
nental breakfast. Thirty-five percent of proceeds goes
to charities, Baker said.
Further information may be.obtained by. calling
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Benefit dessert card party
coming next Wednesday
The Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island will
host a benefit dessert card party from noon to 3 p.m.
Wednesday, March 13, at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria.
Reservations for the $3.50-per-person affair may
be made at 778-4426.

Three programs scheduled
in week at Palma Sola
Container water gardening for children will be
taught in a program titled "Squiggles, Bubbles and
Plops" from 10 a.m. until noon Friday, March 8, at
Palma Sola Botanical Park, 9800 17th Ave. N.W.,
Bradenton.
Paula Biles will use demonstrations and hands-on
exercises to explain working relationships between
plants and fresh-water creatures. Registration is re-
quired, $12 for members and $15 non-members, by
calling 761-2866.
On Saturday, March 9, Tim Myers of Orban's
Nursery will show palm tree growing from 9 to 11 a.m.
at 9403 Ninth Ave. N.W. Cost for members is $8, non-
members $10.
Monday and Tuesday, March 11 and 12, artist Glen
LeFevre will lead a class in making stained-glass step-
ping stones in a dragon pattern. Cost is $15 for mem-
bers, $20 non-members, plus $40 for materials.
Details may be obtained at 761-2866.


Off Stage Ladies plan luncheon
on Wednesday
The Off Stage Ladies auxiliary of the Island Play-
ers theatrical troupe will meet for luncheon Wednes-
day, March 14, at 11:30 a.m. at the Bradenton Yacht
Club, 4307 Snead Island Road, Palmetto.
Reservations may be made with Roberta Barner at
761-1599 or Peggy Cole at 795-8753.


Robert Barton's award-winning photo.

Two Island photographers
win honors in contest
Robert Barton won first place and Christine
Galanopouolos a merit award from among 250 entries
in competition sponsored by the Meadows Community
Association in Sarasota. Both are from Holmes Beach.
The photo which won Barton first place and $300
in black-and-white photography was titled "Mexican
Artists." Galanopoulos won $50 in black and white for
"Life Puddle."
Two framed Barton prints are on exhibit at Brian's
Sunny Side Up Cafe, 5360 Gulf Drive, in Holmes
Beach. His photo greeting cards and enlargements are
sold at Marina's Village Studios and Gallery, 925 12th
St. W., Bradenton.
Winning photos from the contest will be on display
through March at the Senior Friendship Center, 1888
Brother Geenen Way, Sarasota.


Obituaries


Eloise M. Desmarais
Eloise M. Desmarais, 85, of Bradenton, died
March 4.
Born in Westford, Vt., Mrs. Desmarais came to
Manatee County from Jeffersonville, Vt., in 1977. She
was a member of Moose Lodge No. 2188, Bradenton
Beach. She was a homemaker. She was a member of
American Legion Kirby Stewart Post No. 24,
Bradenton, and the Knights of Pythias. She was a
former Grange member.
Visitation will be at 1 p.m. and service at 2 p.m.
Wednesday, March 6, at Brown and Sons Funeral
Home, 5624 26th St. W., Bradenton. Memorial contri-
butions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida,
5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238.
She is survived by husband Louis E.; daughter
Patricia Dumas of Bradenton; four grandchildren; and
seven great-grandchildren.

Mary L. Dreyer
Mary L. Dreyer, 67, of Bradenton Beach, died
March 1.
Born in Muskegon, Mich., Mrs. Dreyer came to
Manatee County from Fremont, Mich., in 1986. She
was a sales clerk and cashier at Shell Land Gifts in
Bradenton Beach. She was a member of the First Con-
gregational Church in Fremont.
Memorial services were March 4. Griffith-Cline
Funeral Home, Island Chapel, was in charge of ar-
rangements.
She is survived by daughters Deborah Swenson of
Lakeland and Janice Gustaw of Harrison Township,
Mich.; son Steven of Carmel, Ind.; five grandchildren;
and two great-grandchildren.

Jeanne K. Maschek
Jeanne K. Maschek, 78, of Holmes Beach, died
March 4.
Born in Chicago, Mrs. Maschek came to Manatee
County from Lombard, Ill., in 1985. She was a special
education teacher in Lombard for 20 years, and taught
at Annaa Maia Elementary School. She was 1982 Art-
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ist of the Year and a charter
member of the Artists Guild
of Anna Maria Island,
authored "Florida on
Stamps" and "Illinois on
Stamps." She was on the
client committee of All Is-
land Denominations and
was a member of the Mana-
tee County Island Branch
Library board. She was a
member of the Church of


Maschek


the Annunciation.
Memorial services will be at II a.m. Saturday,
March 9, at Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach. Memorial contributions may be
made to All Island Denominations, P.O. Box 305,
Anna Maria FL 34216. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home,
Island Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by husband Burrell J.; daughters
Linda of Chicago and Janet Skibicki of Clearwater;
sons David of Houston and Joseph of Madison, Wis.;
twin brother Robert Kofoed of North Ft. Myers; and
five grandchildren.


Sarah Swan
Sarah Swan, 78, of Holmes Beach, died Feb. 27.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mrs. Swan came to Mana-
tee County from Long Island in 1984. She was a retired
secretary from the Suffolk County School District. She
was a member of the Off Stage Ladies Auxiliary of the
Island Players, a volunteer with the Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce and the Anna Maria Island
Historical Society. She attended St. Bernard Catholic
Church, Holmes Beach.
Memorial services were March 3. Griffith-Cline
Funeral Home, Island Chapel, was in charge of ar-
rangements.
She is survived by daughters Karen Clerkin of
Holmes Beach and Patricia of San Rafael, Calif.; sis-
ters Regina Cullen of Bradenton and Sally Lenz of
South Carolina; and a grandchild.


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Cortez to hear 1912 school plans Thursday


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Plans for the renovation for public use of the 1912
school building in Cortez and its four acres of grounds
will be outlined Thursday, March 7.
The two officials in charge will discuss their pro-
posed improvements at a meeting of the Cortez Water-
fronts Florida at 7 p.m. in the old fire hall that serves
as the Cortez Community Center and headquarters for
Waterfronts.
But though the building renovations are believed
by the architect to be a "consensus of what the commu-
nity wants," indications are strong that the meeting will
be lively with disagreement.
Some Cortezians have expressed disapproval of



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Chautauqua performer Betty Jean Steinshouer will
dramatize the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the
"Little House on the Prairie" series, at the Island
Branch Library Tuesday, March 12.
She will appear in the sixth of the 2001-02 Friends
of the Island Branch Library Program Series starting at
3 p.m. It is free and open to the public with no tickets
necessary and seating first come, first served.
Steinshouer has performed earlier at the library,
portraying Gertrude Stein, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
and Willa Cather. She also is anticipating a book she
wrote about "Florida's Yankee ladies."
Further information on the library and its series
may be obtained by calling 778-6341.
The library opens at 10 a.m. daily except Sundays,
closing at 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, 6 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday, 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.


some parts of the plan, and Cortezians are always up
for a contest.
Linda Stevenson of Stevenson Architects in
Bradenton, which has the renovation design contract
with Manatee County, will tell Cortezians about her
plans for a community center, offices, museum area
and food preparation facility. The county owns the
property now, having acquired it in 1998 from the es-
tate of artist Robert Sailors with Florida Communities
Trust sharing the $420,000 price.
Stevenson's proposal is to strengthen the old build-
ing to meet codes, make it handicap accessible, make
the old school auditorium a meeting area, the north
classroom offices, the south classroom a museum and
display area, and install a food preparation facility in-


stead of a kitchen.
The extensive grounds will be handled directly by
the county, with county grants official Maggie Marr in
charge. She said exotic plants such as Australian pine
and Brazilian pepper trees will come out and additional
native species will be planted within six months. Some
of the clearing has been done, and a small parking area
is in the works.
Part of the landscaping project will be reconnect-
ing for tidal flow Lake David, one of the two ponds
there. She noted that Lake David is brackish and the
other, called Minnie Lake, is fresh water.
Architect Stevenson has until May to complete the
building renovation proposal, after which it goes to the
state for approval.


Key Royale
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New Key Royale
Club officers and
directors, left to
right, (seated) Ruth
Heitmann, presi-
dent-elect, Jane
Smith and Bud
Stokes; (standing)
Bob Kral, presi-
dent, Al Miller, Bob
Miller, vice
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treasurer, Jan
Miller and Chuck
Stearns; not
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New statewide building code to drive costs up


By Jim Hanson
From the ground to the roof, the new statewide
building code that went into effect last Friday means
changes for new homeowners, contractors and city of-
ficials. One thing sure: Costs will rise.
The new regulations are state law, enacted by the leg-
islature and made effective March 1. They are an out-
growth of 1992's Hurricane Andrew, which laid bare
widespread flaws in home construction in south Florida.
The state was goaded into action, making construc-
tion requirements standard throughout Florida instead
of the piecemeal regulations that had been enacted by
counties and municipalities.
All of Anna Maria Island now is in the 130-mph
hurricane zone, for example, up quite a bit from its old


110-mph standard. That means more stringent con-
struction for homes and other buildings from now on,
said Joe Duennes, Holmes Beach building official.
The state establishes "wind zones," he explained, and
Anna Maria Island's 130-mph zone means windows and
outdoor shutters have to withstand winds of that velocity.
Either that, or the whole structure, including the roof, must
be engineered to survive intact if a window blows and lets
all that wind pressure into the building.
Roofing material must be equally strong, noted
George McKay, Anna Maria building official. Four
official inspections of a roof in progress are required,
where one sufficed until now.
Soil treatment under and near the building must be
stronger, he said, with no more in-the-ground wood to


decay and leave a path for termites.
He anticipates the law of supply and demand will
send the price of the "safe" windows and metal stakes
upward fast and far, for "not all manufacturers make
those special products now."
Duennes feels the new code won't change much
except "where it makes the requirements black and
white" where it may have been gray before.
"It's another learning curve, where builders and
government building departments learn together. It will
mean more time for permits and inspections, which
means more cost to the homeowner."
McKay agreed. "Some builders already do some of
these things on the Island," he said. "But it will be eco-
nomic shell shock to others."


Watkins variance request again tabled


By Paul Roat
Procedures took precedence over the process for a
second time at last week's Bradenton Beach Board of
Adjustment meeting.
And Greg Watkins will have to wait two more
weeks before his variance requests will be heard.
Watkins, who is also a member of the board, is re-
questing a series of after-the-fact variances for his prop-
erty at 400 Bay Drive S. The variances include relief from
the rear- and side-yard setback requirements as well as
building coverage and impervious surface coverage relief.
At the Feb. 20 meeting, when Watkins recused
himself from voting, only three members of the board
were present. With a seven-member board, a quorum
was not present and the matter was tabled to Feb. 27.
On Feb. 27, Chairman John Burns announced that
his term of office had expired as of Feb. 23. Without
city commission continuation of his term on the board
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City Attorney Alan Prather, who maintained that in the
absence of the removal of Burns from the board he was
still a member.
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fied by appointment of elected officials holds office for
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The attendance issue trickled over into another
board the next night. The Bradenton Beach Code En-
forcement Board, a five-member body, has one va-
cancy with another member's term of office in ques-
tion. That board's meeting was canceled in light of
confusion over the term opinion.


He has been serving as acting public works foreman
for the past few weeks in the absence of both pub-
lic works director Buddy Watts and his second in
command, Ben Daker. Both are absent from work
due to illnesses.
Roberts will have his pay drop back to its former
level when either Watts or Daker return to work.
Janice Dingman and Char Patterson both received
commission approval for hourly raises of 50 cents due to
their doing "an incredible job," according to City Clerk Pat
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Wednesday, March 6
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. -Anna Maria Island Histori-
cal Society Heritage Day open house at the historical
society museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City. In-
formation: 778-4018.
10:30 a.m. "Service of the Word" at Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 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 7:30 p.m. Parent Support Group with therapist
Shirley Romberger at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City. In-
formation: 778-1908.
6 to 9 p.m. "Mysteries of Sawfish" at Mote Marine
Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota.
Information: 388-4441. Fee applies.
6:30 p.m. -Dinner and "Service of the Word" at Gloria
Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 778-1813.
7 to 8:30 p.m. Adult volleyball at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria City. Information: 778-1908.

Thursday, March 7
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free tax help from AARP at the
Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 758-9271.
10:15 a.m. Episcopal Church Women present guest
speaker Jackie Trute, quilter and fabric artist, at the
Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes

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Beach. Information: 778-1638.
Noon Anna Maria Island Rotary Club meeting at the
Beachhouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton
Beach.
7p.m. -Cortez Waterfronts Florida Committee meet-
ing with guests Linda Stevenson, architect, and
Maggie Marr, grants coordinator for Manatee County
at the Cortez Community Center, 4523 123rd St. Ct.
W., Cortez. Information: 708-5949.
7 to 8:15 p.m. Yoga/dance class with Angela Jack-
son at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City. Information: 778-
1908. Fee applies.

Friday, March 8
5 to 7p.m. Opening reception and awards presen-
tation for the Longboat Key Center for the Arts' annual
student exhibit at the center's Joan Durante Pavilion,
6890 Longboat Drive S., Longboat Key. Information:
383-2345.
7p.m. U.S. Air Force Reserve Band presents "High
Flying Tunes of the Air Force Blue" at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria City. Information: 778-1908.
7p.m. to 8:30 a.m. "Sleep with the Sharks" at Mote
Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway,
Sarasota. Information: 388-4441. Fee applies.

Saturday, March 9
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. -Anna Maria Island Power Squad-
ron "Boat Smart Safety Course" at 1200 71st St. N.W.,
Bradenton. Information: 778-8408, or 545-7646. Fee
applies.
8:30 a.m. Concerned Citizens of Manatee County
golf tournament at River Run Golf Links, 1801 27th St.
E., Bradenton. Information: 792-0845.
8:30 a.m. to noon Spring Hobby and Craft Show at
Gulfshore of Longboat Key, 3710 Gulf of Mexico Drive,
Longboat Key. Information: 383-2254. Fee applies.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Anna Maria Island Art League
Springfest at city hall park, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 778-2099.
5:30 p.m. Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park sunset
dinner and silent auction at the Moose Lodge, 110 Gulf
Drive, Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-5274.

Sunday, March 10
8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Blood drive at St. Bernard Catho-


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lic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Infor-
mation: 778-4769.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Anna Maria Island Art League
Springfest at City Hall Park, 5801 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099.
10:30 a.m. Childrens Sunday Service at Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 778-1813.
2 p.m. Manasota Chapter of the North American
Butterfly Association meeting with guest speaker Mas-
ter Gardener Russ North at Redeemer Lutheran
Church, 6311 Third Ave. W., Bradenton. Information:
758-5140.
4 p.m. The Mendelssohn Choir of Tampa performs
at First United Methodist Church, 603 11th St. W.,
Bradenton. Information: 747-4406.

Monday, March 11
9 to 10 a.m. Manatee Widowed Persons Service
discusses "Mind Over Matter" at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria
City. Information: 778-1908.
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Two-day class making stained
glass stepping stones with artist Glen LeFevre at
Palma Sola Botanical Park, 9800 17th Ave. N.W.,
Bradenton. Information: 761-2866. Fee applies.
12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Ceili Dance Group Irish dance
party at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-2416.
Fee applies.
7p.m. Nautical archeologist J. Coz Cozzi presents
"Florida's Oldest Shipwreck" at Mote Marine Labora-
tory, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota. Infor-
mation: 388-4441. Fee applies.

Tuesday, March 12
2:30 p.m. Members of the Island Community Or-
chestra perform at the Island Branch Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.
3 p.m. Chautauqua performer Betty Jean
Steinshouer dramatizes the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder
at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.
4:30 to 6 p.m. Al Hixon presents "Percussion Dis-
cussion" at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6890

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Calendar
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 14
Longboat Drive S., Longboat Key. Information: 383-
2345. Fee applies.
7:30 to 9 p.m. Al Hixon presents "Percussion Dis-
cussion" at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6890
Longboat Drive S., Longboat Key. Information: 383-
2345. Fee applies.

Wednesday, March 13
10:30 a.m. "Service of the Word" at Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 778-1813.
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. "Successful Relationship
Selling Beat the Economic Slump" at the
Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce, 6854 Gulf of
Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 387-9519.
Fee applies.
Noon to 3p.m. -Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island
dessert card party at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Informa-
tion: 778-4426. Fee applies.
5:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist and "Souper Supper" at
the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1638.
6:30 p.m. -Dinner and "Service of the Word" at Gloria
Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 778-1813.
7 to 8:30 p.m. Adult volleyball at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria. Information: 778-1908.

Coming up:
* Opening of "Arsenic and Old Lace" at the Riverfront
Theatre March 14.
* Sarasota Shell Club meeting at Mote Marine Labo-
ratory March 14.
* Greek dinner at the Church of the Annunciation
March 14.
* Growing roses class at Palma Sola Botanical Park
March 16.
* St. Patrick's Day Breakfast at the Moose Lodge in
Bradenton Beach March 17. (Ticket sales end March
12)
* Author Tim Dorsey speaks at the Island Branch Li-
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Anna Maria City
Feb..23, theft, North Shore Drive. The complain-
ant said someone took his bicycle from outside his
front door.
Feb. 27, abandoned boat, 100 Bay Blvd. S.,
Anna Maria City Pier. An 18-foot-long catamaran in
bad condition ended up on the beach. A check of the
registration produced no results as to ownership, and
the boat was removed.

Bradenton Beach
Feb. 20, domestic, 2200 block Avenue C. Offic-
ers responded to a verbal domestic dispute. No
charges were filed.
Feb. 22, assist Manatee County Sheriff's Office,
400 block Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Officers as-
sisted sheriff's deputies in an altercation involving
two passengers in a taxi who entered into a dispute
regarding the charge of their fare.
Feb. 23, verbal disturbance, Beach House restau-
rant, 200 Gulf Drive N. Officers were called to the
parking lot, where two restaurant patrons were hav-
ing a verbal dispute which had begun at the bar. No
physical violence had occurred, and no charges were
filed when the pair agreed to leave.
Feb. 24, disturbance, Sports Lounge, 116 Bridge
St. Officers responded to a verbal argument that
ended up on the street. No charges were filed.
Feb. 24, abandoned vehicle, 2000 block Gulf
Drive South. Officers noticed a car beside the road
without a tag. Extensive computer checks could not
locate the owner of the vehicle, and the car was
towed.
Feb. 25, Cortez Beach, alcohol violation. After
a traffic stop, officers noticed an open container in
the car and cited a passenger with having possession
of an open can of beer in the vehicle.
Feb. 25, assist Longboat Key police, shots fired.
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Feb. 25, dog bite, 500 block 77th Street. A pizza
delivery person said a dog had bit her during a de-
livery. The dog owner said the animal was current
with all shots.
Feb. 27, burglary, 6200 block Holmes Boule-
vard. The complainant said someone removed $900
from purses in the residence. Entry appeared to have
been made through a sliding glass door on the patio.
Feb. 27, theft, 4300 block Second Avenue. Two
wooden patio chairs, valued at $100 each, were
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memorials policy,

procedures
Anna Maria's Environmental Education and En-
hancement Committee agreed on policies and proce-
dures for the future placement of memorials within
public areas of the city at its Feb. 27 meeting.
The two-page draft document will now be sent to
the city commission for review and approval or amend-
ments.
The EEEC is recommending that there be "no
plaques or signage on memorials."
Responsibility for administering the memorials
policy would be with the city commission, mayor and
public works director, the EEEC decided.
In addition, the public works department would be
responsible for processing applications for memorials
and keeping all records. The department would also be
responsible for placement, maintenance, replacement
and removal of all memorials.
Tom Skoloda, who served as commission liaison
to the EEEC during his term as the city's vice mayor,
attended the meeting and provided a "flow chart" for
memorial applications to the EEEC.
The memorials policy is expected to be on the city
commission workshop agenda for March 14.
In other business, EEEC chairman Tim Eisler will
be the temporary volunteer coordinator. Any city resi-
dent wishing to volunteer his or her time to the various
EEEC projects should leave their name and telephone
number at city hall, Eisler said, and he will contact
them.
Committee members agreed they would like to
continue with a commission liaison during the term of
Mayor SueLynn. Eisler said he would contact the
mayor to fulfill this request.
Committee member Diane Caniff said that now
that the memorials policy and procedures document is
complete, the committee should turn its attention to
other projects.
The next EEEC meeting will be at 6:30 p.m.,
Wednesday, March 13, at Anna Maria City Hal-.


Nominations are sought
for small businesses
Nominations for honors to small businesses are
being taken by the Longboat Key Chamber of Com-
merce, with a deadline of April 5.
Awards will be Small Business Person and Rookie
Small Business Person of the Year, and nominees must
- be chamber members operating some business other
than a franchise. Nomination forms are available at the
chamber office, 6854 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Details are
available at 387-9519.


New library clerk
hired for Tingley
Linda Murphy of Holmes Beach will re-
place the retiring Carol Sandidge as library
clerk at the Tingley Memorial Library in
Bradenton Beach. Murphy started work Tues-
day; Sandidge's last day will be April 2.
Murphy is certainly no stranger to the
stacks in a library. She has a master's degree in
library and information science from the Uni-
versity of Maryland, was a law librarian for
seven years for several law firms in Washing-
ton, D.C., and worked for eight years as man-
ager of the research library resources grant pro-
gram for the U.S. Department of Education.
"We are looking forward to working with
Linda," said Tingley chair John Sandberg.
"She certainly has our full support."


Longboat student art show
opening on Friday
A reception and awards ceremony from 5 to 7 p.m.
Friday, March 8, will open the annual student art ex-
hibit of the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6890
Longboat Drive.
The reception and exhibit will be in the Joan
Durante Pavilion at the center. Both are free and open
to the public. The show will be there through March.
The center is open weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30
p.m. Details are available at 383-2345 ....

Tickets for Greek dinner
on sale at Annunciation
Tickets for a Greek dinner will be on sale before
and after worship services Sunday, March 10, at the
Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach, and at the church office during
the week.
The dinner will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday,
March 14, and is open to the public at $10 per person,
with a limit of 200 diners. On the menu are peasant
salad, lamb shanks, rice, string beans and pastries.
Further information may be obtained by calling
778-1638.

Widowed persons to hear
of 'Mind Over Matter'
The Island group of Manatee Widowed Persons
will meet at 9 a.m. Monday, March 11, at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria.
Discussion will be on "Mind Over Matter," with
the meeting open to all widows and widowers, said the
Center. Further information is available at 778-1908.


Anna Maria Island


'discovered' by Miami Herald


By Paul Roat
Anna Maria Island received a mixed, although
enthusiastic, review from a Miami Herald travel
writer last Sunday.
Sarasota friends of-writer Victoria Pesce
Elliott pooh-poohed the Island when she an-
nounced plans to visit, claiming, "Why? What's
there?" But her trip to visit Bradenton ended up on
the Island, where she noted "Bradenton's rustic
barrier island has probably kept its charm because
most folks from the nearby cities don't pay it
much mind."
Despite some faux pas "The manicured
driveways give way to towering live oaks and sea
oats along the coastal road" in Bradenton Beach,
for example, where few if any oaks appear on the
beach but plenty of Australian pines do Elliott
seems to realize that pretension isn't high for Is-
landers, either visitors or residents, when it comes
to having a good time.


Harrington House Bed & Breakfast receives
high marks as the Island's "most recommendable
(and pricey) place to hang your swim trunks."
She mentions that Beach Bistro is "one of the
finest restaurants in the country, the Zagat guide
says," but apparently she didn't try it out.
The Islander Market "offers dozens of kiosks
under one roof where various venders peddle ga-
rage-sale finds amid precious antiques."
And Bridge Street is described as "a Bohemian
enclave, for eclectic art galleries and funky bou-
tiques."
The Miami Herald heralds the three piers:as
"packed with anglers casting for grouper, mackerel,
permit, redfish, trout and mullet" good luck on
catching a mullet on a hook and line and touts
Suzi Fox and Turtle Watch for educating "inter-
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China beach
Third grade students from Anna Maria Elementary School grabbed buckets and shovels and headed to Manatee
Public Beach to build a miniature version of the Great Wall of China. The students are completing their geography
unit dn China and will be moving on to studies about Ancient Greece. Islander Photo: Diana Bogan
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Chinese exploration
Anna Maria Elementary School third-graders Patrick Facheris and Karl Schoonover explore Chinese culture
and history using an interactive compact disc. Students made passports for their online journey and stickers of
historical sites like the Great Wall of China. Islander Photo: Diana Bogan


EarthBoxes used

in garden
There's no weeding, digging, fussing or
tools required with the EarthBox. Maybe that's
why Anna Maria Elementary's teachers Joan
Sackett and Deborah Thomas use them in their
garden project.
Located at 1023 Ellenton-Gillette Road in
Ellenton, EarthBox's patented design allows
gardens to tend to themselves in a natural grow-
ing system.
Advanced and novice gardeners alike need
only to fill the EarthBox with soil, fertilize it
once and add water as needed to see success.
From there, the EarthBox takes over, automati-
cally providing the perfect amount of moisture
and nutrients.
The plants should also be given credit,
though. They decide when and how much wa-
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EarthBox's available supply. By following the
simple directions, and the average box should
produce up to 40 pounds of tomatoes twice a
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For more information, call EarthBox at 723-
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Anna Maria

Elementary School

menu
Monday, March 11
Breakfast: Waffle with Syrup, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Cheeseburger or Tuna Sandwich, Sweet
Corn, Juice Bar
Tuesday, March 12
Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Macaroni and Cheese with Ham and a
Roll, or Yogurt with Muffin, Peas and Carrots,
Chilled Peaches
Wednesday, March 13
Breakfast: Breakfast Muffin, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich or
Hamburger, Tossed Salad with Ranch Dressing,
Fresh Apple
Thursday, March 14
Breakfast: Cheese Toast, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Cheese Pizza or Junior Cuban Sandwich,
Tossed Salad with Ranch Dressing, Applesauce
Friday, March 15
No school
Juice and milk are served with every meal.






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Local artists team up for third annual art show


By Andrea Dennis
Islander Reporter
They come from different worlds. They work in
different environments. One paints, while the other
creates three-dimensional pieces from steel and wood.
But, despite their differences, local artists Woody
Candish and Richard Thomas still have a lot in com-
mon. They respect each other, and they both do their
work with passion.
For the third year in a row, Candish and Thomas
will display the fruits of their passion at a dual show,
this time at the historic Times Building at 1216 First St.
in Sarasota, one of the oldest buildings in the city.
The opening reception is from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday,
March 9, when collectors, fellow artists and art lovers
alike are invited to enjoy an afternoon of art. The show
will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays until March
22.
"Gallery" hours are only during daylight because
of a unique feature of the Times Building.
"There's no electricity or lighting," said Thomas.
"And there's dust all over the floor that I don't think
I'm even going to clean up. I'm just going to push it to
the sides and leave things as they are as much as pos-
sible."
Finding unique locations like this each year, one
they can also stay in for a couple of weeks, is half the
fun and challenge for the artists.
"We choose to find interesting surroundings so [the
show] becomes an event," said Candish.
The natural lighting and extraordinary location will
only serve to enhance the artists' work created during
the past year, however.
"We have a lot of people who collect us and follow
us," said Candish. "We're constantly changing our
work, and shows like this give those people the chance
to see what we've been doing."
Candish will feature his steel, wood, copper and
brass sculptures "dealing with the human situation,
some in an abstract way."
"It's dealing with different things you go through,"
says Candish.
Thomas will display his paintings and drawings,
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"This year, I've got a number of human figures in
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Don't burst the bubbles
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- while styling her classic poodle skirt at the IMS
Sock Hop. The community was invited to the fun
fundraiser at the school, the first of its kind for IMS.

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Peace pole dedicated at elementary school


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Peace pole dedicated
"May Peace Prevail on Earth" was the theme of last Friday night's extravaganza at the Anna Maria Elemen-
tary School, as a peace pole was installed. The pole, calling for peace in many languages, was a give from the
Rotary Club. On hand were school counselor Cindi Harrison and AMI Rotary President Jim Dunne. Islander
Photos: J.L. Robertson


The pole was erected with some pomp and ceremony.


Greek dancers performed before the audience of more than 500 people. Native
garb from around the world was a common sight at the event, which culmi-
nated in a fireworks display. A planned bonfire was canceled due to high
winds.


Kindergarten students sang to the crowd.


Local students get lesson in garden protection


Ervin Shannon, a volunteer from the Manatee
County. Cooperative Extension Service, visits Joan
Sackett's fourth-grade class and Deborah Thomas's
second-grade class twice monthly to teach the students
about growing crops. Shannon's most recent visit was
on Wednesday, Feb. 27. when there was a freeze pre-


dicted for the Island. He took the opportunity to tell the
students about protecting their warm-weather crops by
covering them with a sheet overnight.
According to Shannon, the classes take what they
learn in books and videos and then do them in real life
for hands-on experience. They also teach the students


through games, such as Vege-O, a game similar to
bingo.
So far, they have planted banana and chili peppers,
tomatoes, collard greens, sweet green bell peppers,
crookneck squash and eggplant. Next up are fast-grow-
ing crops, such as lettuce and beans.


-Drrr say me KIls ana me crops
Joan Sackett's fourth-grade class poses for a photo after determining what steps
to take to protect their garden during the freeze. Mrs. Sackett and volunteer,
Ervin Shannon, are pictured behind the students. Islander Photos: Andrea Dennis


All smiles in the garden
Deborah Thomas's second-grade class takes a moment to say "cheese" in their
vegetable garden. This class shares the garden and its responsibilities with Mrs.
Sackett's fourth-grade class.





THE ISLANDER N MARCH 6, 2002 0 PAGE 21


Dad takes charge with nursery design


.-' :-: .:: By Diana Bogan
: Islander Reporter
Typically when it comes to decorating, I take
charge. So, when Ray and I learned we needed a sec-
ond bedroom for a nursery, I assumed I would be in
change of decorating.
I heard plenty of stories about how pregnant
women eventually succumb to a state of mind known
as "nesting." While nesting, these women prepare their
home for the arrival of the new baby occupying them-
selves with not only the baby's room but also fixing
home cooked meals and cleaning and organizing the
entire house.
I imagined that I would be overcome with this
"nesting" urge and would dive head-on into the baby's
r0ooi armed with paintbrushes, decorative accents and
miscellaneous furniture.
Early in the pregnancy I envisioned what I thought the
room would look like. I knew I wanted a strong dark, but
cheery, purple paint job. And I knew I wanted Ray to paint
a mural of some sort on one of the walls. Then I would
pickihe crib and the window treatments, and so on.
n the beginning Ray and I discussed having a garden
theme for the room. Ray wanted to paint a bright mural
of flowers, butterflies and dragonflies in the room.
'When it came time to actually put the room together,
however, it took on a life of its own.
I thought that I would be in control of this project, as
I am with most of the household decorating projects, but
in the end Ray took charge, claiming the project as his
own.
Ray began by painting the walls with the shade of
purple I insisted upon. Although we both agreed on a
medium-dark shade of purple, it took us awhile to agree
that my choice, "purple zest," was the best fit for the
small room.
I anxiously awaited Ray's start on his mural. I
couldn't wait to see how he would paint a garden on
one of the walls. So I was a little put off when he came
out of the room, covered in purple paint and declared
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of the wall.
This was not in the plan. This wa. not part of the
nursery I envisioned at all. I don't like borders, I com-
plained. But Ray insisted that it would be less work as
an amateur painter to put up a border than paint the top
of the wall without also painting the ceiling.
So off we went to shop around for border designs.
Again we couldn't agree and I naturally didn't like any-
thing the stores had to offer. It was pre-packaged and I
didn't want a pre-packaged design for my baby's room.
After fussing over our choices for several hours we
were both frustrated. Ray wanted to use the Carter's brand
John Lennon-designed nursery border, which has el-
ephants, palm trees and a giraffe on it. My argument
against the nursery paper was that it had nothing to do with
a garden theme. This again was not part of my vision.
Frustrated and tired, I just gave up. I wasn't going to
be the one to finish painting the walls, nor was I going to
be the one putting up the border. So, the musician with an
affinity for John Lennon's music, and now the nursery
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design bearing Lennon's name, got his way.
Once the border was up, Ray got busy painting the
mural. I was skeptical at first. I had no idea what he
would do now that the border didn't match the initial
design theme we talked about.
Ray took inspiration from the border, however, and
quickly got to work. He painted a colorful palm tree
near the closet door. Next came the giraffe peering into
the crib, which matched in style the giraffe on the wall-
paper border. Then he stated he was finished.
Again, I disagreed. After seeing the work he'd done
I happily abandoned all thoughts of a garden and began
requesting more trees, more flowers, more more more. I
didn't quite care what he painted more of, as long as he
kept going. After all, the room needed visual balance.
Thrusting the children's book, "Giraffes Can't
Dance," into his hands for added inspiration, I urged
him to keep painting. Ray continued, adding a large
tree that hangs over the crib. A bird singing in the tree
branches and a bright sun shining over my comfy chair.
To finish off the room, Ray chose a sunny shade of
yellow curtains for the window, a flowered throw rug
for the floor, and a beautiful wooden crib.
When he presented me with the finished project I
was amazed to find that everything in the room was
hand-picked or hand-painted by the baby's father.
The color of the curtains, the baby's crib, the hand-
painted mural, everything tied together beautifully.
And everything was his choice.
I thought the nursery was going to be my project
-that putting the room together would help me pre-
pare for the arrival of the baby.
Instead, the nursery became a canvas on which Ray-
was able to express himself and take part in the preg-
nancy. In essence, he did the nesting and I was along
for the ride, making suggestions but not decisions.
All along he kept me out of the room, telling me it
was his project. He's right. It became his labor of love
and his first gift to his child.
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Little League fun day, jamboree fun for all


By Kevin Cassidy
Special to The Islander
The Island's official Little League got off to an offi-
cial start with. the annual parade from Island Baptist
Church to the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
followed by "Fun Day" at the Center.
There were a host of games and activities for the kids
to choose from, including the ever-popular toilet-paper roll
toss. Yes. That's right a toilet-paper roll toss!
Participants had to toss three duct-taped rolls of toi-
let paper into a make-shift toilet in order to win a prize.
There were many other more traditional games or
activities like the moon walk and others where having an
accurate throw usually resulted in winning a prize.
While all of that was going on, there were a series of
mini-games being played on the baseball field.
T-ball had three mini-games from 10 to 11 a.m., while
AA followed with three games of its own from 11:30 a.m.
to 12:30 p.m. AAA and the majors followed with one
game each at 2 and 4 p.m.
All of this activity made for hearty appetites. That was
remedied by the Island's Two Chefs Catering, who vol-
unteered their time by handling the grilling duties with
aplomb;
All in all, the kids seemed to enjoy themselves eating,
drinking and playing.

March Madness drawing near
Basketball season has ended at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, but hoops junkies are about to get
their fix starting Thursday, March 14, when the "March
Madness" gets under way.
March Madness, for those of you who are not hoops
aficinados, is the NCAA's season-ending tournament that
brings together the top 65 college basketball teams in a
win-or-go-home tournament.
In my opinion, March Madness is easily the best
sporting event, topping the Superbowl, the World Series,
and the NBA playoffs, thanks to a penchant for produc-
ing major upsets along the way.
The tournament lasts for two weeks, culminating with
the final four in Atlanta on March 30 and April 1.


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THE ISLANDER E MARCH 6, 2002 E PAGE 23


90.foot sailboat nearly ready for sea


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Her 124-foot mast installed with the care of a sur-
geon implanting a heart, the 90-foot Rivolta sloop
needs only final touches before sea trials.
The boat, the largest sailing yacht built in the area
in years, is moored at Port Manatee after the delicate
stepping of the mast and attachment of the giant boom
that will secure the bottom of the huge mainsail.
Completion of the rigging may be done within
days, said Rivolta Group spokesman Richard Storm,
and the last of the complex electronics is being in-
stalled. When that is finished, the interior can be fin-
ished.
Then comes the fun part sea trials to test the
space-age sloop, iron out any problems and adjust any
of the myriad mechanical and electronic creations that
make up the craft.
The boat "has behaved so well in every way so far"
that little adjustment may be needed, Storm said, so the
shakedown phase of testing may not take long. Unless,
that is, avid sailor and designer and builder Piero
Rivolta takes extra time to enjoy his creation, a virtual
certainty.
The final stages may not be completed at Port
Manatee, where the boat was built in the Rivolta works.
The port "can't give us the floating dock as contracted"
so Rivolta Marine will move, Storm said. Just where is
a question still, but president and CEO Rivolta may
move the assembly plant to whatever waterside facil-
ity he ends up with. That plant will build the fast and
nimble 38-foot waterjet, developed and constructed at
Port Manatee until now.
Cortez probably is out of the Rivolta boat-build-
ing picture, Storm said regretfully. Rivolta bought
the old Sigma fish house property at the east end of
Cortez to turn it into a shipfitting shop and yacht
basin with living quarters that sent some Cortezians
to the barricades.
"Piero is trying to figure out what to do with the
Cortez property," Storm said. "He loves Cortez, but


Crews step the mast on the 90-foot Rivolta sailboat. Islander Photo: Courtesy Gene Pollux, Dickinson Studio.

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to Cortez for fitting." Storm said. The price is expected to be around $5 mil-
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Net ban changes in Panhandle; traffic solutions


It would appear that the courts are ruling against
the 1995 constitutional amendment that banned
nearshore gill net fishing in Florida.
Last month a judge ruled that a hybrid net could be
used to catch fish. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission is appealing the ruling.
Then the Second Judicial Circuit Court in Wakulla
County ruled that the FWC can't enforce the two-inch
mesh requirement in the inshore and nearshore waters
of three Panhandle counties, stating the mesh require-
ment is unconstitutional.
The mesh requirement has never made much sense
to me. Bigger mesh means the little fish will swim
--away, which seems to make sense if you're targeting
bigger fish. Only seine nets are allowed inshore now.
Why require all nets to trap little and big fish when all
you want are big fish?
"There will be confusion over this ruling," said
FWC General Counsel Jim Antista. "We are appealing
to clarify the requirements for nets so that the consti-
tutional prohibition of gill or entangling nets in Florida
waters can be understood by fishers and enforced."

Roundabouts now a trend
Roundabouts are now the rage of regional transpor-
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sentation last week.
Michael Wallwork has been touting the modified
traffic circles before more than 700 groups. He de-
signed his first roundabout in his native Australia about
25 years ago, the country's first, and has sung the
Praises of the alternative to a traffic signal ever since.
Islanders, of course, are very familiar with
roundabouts. Florida's first roundabout on a state high-
way was completed at Gulf Drive and Bridge Street in
May 1994. Although there was some grumbling and
confusion back then about which way to go in the little
circle, motorists quickly got the hang of traversing the
circle.
And get this: since its creation, there have been no


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"Roundabouts are the safest form of traffic control
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"All three restaurants [at the intersection] were so
outclassed by the new highway design that the owners
reconditioned their buildings, starting a downtown re-
juvenation effort."
Jeez, and here I thought it was the $1 million com-
munity development block grant money for the historic
old town area that helped the revitalization of Bridge
Street.
Anyway, roundabouts are now the trendy thing in
traffic management in Manatee and Sarasota counties.
There's talk of putting one at the U.S. 41-Cortez Road
intersection, and Sarasota officials are toying with the
idea of creating a roundabout at the U.S. 41-Gulfstream
Avenue intersection by Marina Jack restaurant/marina/
park.
It will be interesting to see what happens in the
next few years.

Airline humor or not
A friend sent me some airline stories that I would
like to believe are true. With all our winter friends ei-
ther coming or going in the next few weeks, perhaps
some of the following airline tales may make that flight
a little more pleasing. Or not.
The first one was apparently overheard on an
American Airlines flight into Amarillo, Texas, on a
particularly windy and bumpy day. During the final
approach, the captain was really having to fight it. Af-
ter an extremely hard landing, the flight attendant said,
"Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Amarillo. Please
remain in your seats with your seat belts fastened while
the captain taxis what's left of our airplane to the gate."
Another flight attendant's comment on a less-than-
perfect landing: "We ask you to please remain seated
as Captain Kangaroo bounces us to the terminal."
An airline pilot wrote that on one particular flight
he had hammered his ship into the runway really hard.
The airline had a policy which required the first officer
to stand at the door while the passengers exited, smile,
and give them a "Thanks for flying XYZ airline." He
said that, in light of his bad landing, he had a hard time

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looking the passengers in the eye, thinking that some-
one would have a smart comment. Finally everyone
had gotten off except for a little old lady walking with
a cane. She said, "Sonny, mind if I ask you a question?"
"Why no Ma'am," said the pilot. "What is it?" The
little old lady said, "Did we land or were we shot
down?"
After a real crusher of a landing in Phoenix, the
flight attendant came on with, "Ladies and gentlemen,
please remain in your seats until Capt. Crash and the
crew have brought the aircraft to a screeching halt
against the gate. And, once the tire smoke has cleared
and the warning bells are silenced, we'll open the dpor
and you can pick your way through the wreckage to the
terminal."
Part of a flight attendant's arrival announcement:
"We'd like to thank you folks for flying with us today.
And, the next time you get the insane urge to go blast-
ing through the skies in a pressurized metal tube, we
hope you'll think of US Airways."
A plane was taking off from Kennedy Airport.
After it reached a comfortable cruising altitude, the
captain made an announcement over the intercom:
"Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speak-
ing. Welcome to Flight Number 293, nonstop from
New York to Los Angeles. The weather ahead is
good and, therefore, we should have a smooth and
uneventful flight. Now sit back and relax OH,
MY GOD!" Silence followed and after a few min-
utes, the captain came back on the intercom and said:
"Ladies and gentlemen, I am so sorry if I scared you
earlier, but while I was talking, the flight attendant
brought me a cup of coffee and spilled the hot cof-
fee in my lap. You should see the front of my pants!"
A passenger in coach said, "That's nothing. He
should see the back of mine!"

Life follows art
You may have read of the guy in Madeira Beach
who stabbed another guy with a stuffed swordfish. I
wonder what the cops charged him with assault with
a deadly fish?
The incident was a familiar one to Carl Hiaasen
fans, of course. In his book "Skin Tight," Mick
Stranahan takes a mounted marlin off the wall of his
Key Biscayne house in Stiltsville to stab an intruder.
Who says life doesn't follow art?

Sandscript factoid
This isn't a factoid as much as a suggestion: Break
out your bicycle this weekend if you're planning to go
anywhere on the Island.
Historically, the weekend which features
Springfest, a huge art and craft fair, and the Tour of
Homes is a traffic nightmare on Anna Maria Island.
If the weather is good and the beaches become a
popular destination, my prediction is for gridlock on
Gulf Drive anywhere near the bridges both Saturday
and Sunday.
The canny Islander should plan to stock up on all
necessities Friday, then when Saturday afternoon rolls
around you can stroll down to Gulf Drive and wave at
the motorists sitting in traffic.
Enjoy.














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THE ISLANDER 0 MARCH 6, 2002 0 PAGE 25


Sheepshead action nearing or at peak right now


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Sheepshead are the best bet this week in local fish-
ing action, with reports of the tasty striped fish tipping
the scales at 7 pounds not at all uncommon.
Offshore action has been slowed due to rough
weather, but for those willing to brave the wind and
waves, reports of grouper, amberjack and snapper re-
main excellent.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez agreed that sheeps-
head fishing is at its peak right now. He's getting into
a few snook, too, but they're hard to get to bite.
Capt. Sam Kimball on Legend charters out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said he's catching lots
of sheepies in the Gulf, some up to 7 pounds, plus grou-
per in the 12-pound range and a few redfish, trout and
some small snook.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said fish-
ing is excellent right now, despite some bad weather
days. There are good reports of sheepshead catches of
6 pounds from the bridges and piers. Bill predicts the
fishing action will change in the next few weeks as the
weather changes to the warmer.
Capt. Matt Bowers on the Outcast in Holmes
Beach said snapper fishing is excellent, with some
catches tipping the scales at better than 6 pounds. He's
also getting red and gag grouper to 20 pounds.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business said trout
and sheepshead were his best bets, with some of the
sheepies going to 6 pounds.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach said sheepies are everywhere right now,
although he's having the best luck on the artificial reefs
and near the docks in the bays. He also reeled in a few
good-sized redfish last week.
Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
there are good reports coming from fishers targeting
trout on the seagrass flats off Perico Island. Shrimp is
the best bait, by the way. Sheepshead are also a popu-
lar catch off the Anna Maria Bridge. If you need any
suggestions on reeling in the big ones, stop by and Lee
will lend you his sage advice.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
anglers are still having good luck with trout on the
rocks off the front of Rattlesnake Point. Redfish action
is good in Terra Ceia Bay and black drum reports con-
tinue to come in from the Snead Island cut.


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Happy anglers
Dick Vought and friend caught this 27-inch snook while fishing with Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair.


Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier also said sheeps-
head were coming on strong for pier fishers, plus a lot of
redfish up to 28 inches being caught almost every day.
Fishers at the Anna Maria City Pier said anglers
there are getting flounder and some keeper-size snook
and an occasional pompano, plus the ubiquitous sheep-
shead.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he's putting his charters onto trout, redfish
and sheepshead, with the best action coming from ar-
tificial bait. He's also catching a few Spanish mackerel.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide out of
Holmes Beach said offshore fishing has been rough in
the past few days, but the action is excellent when he
can get out. He's bringing back coolers full of grouper,



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amberjack, snapper, triggerfish and blackfin tuna.
On my boat Magic, we've been able to get out just
a couple of times, but were able to catch 20 sheepies
up to 5 pounds, and snapper to 16 inches. Around the
Sunshine Skyway Bridge was where we had the best
luck fishing.
Good luck and good fishing.
Capt. Mike Heistand is a 20-year fishing guide. Call
him at 779-9607 to provide a fishing report. Pictures of
your catch are also welcome and may be dropped off at
The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Please
include identification for persons in the picture along with
information on the catch and a name and phone number
for more information. Pictures may be retrieved once they
appear in the paper.


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









24-ft. Hydra Sp rS- r, 2000, with 225-hp
Evinrude. B w motor with
0 hours. T-top, electric box, fully equipped.
$28,900.
22-ft. Motion CC, 1992, with 250-hp Yamaha. Full
tower, dual controls and more! $11 ,995.
21-ft. Sea Pro WAC, 1989, with 1997, 225-hp
Mercury and electronics. Extra clean. $7,950.
15-ft. Boston Whaler, 1997, with 1999, 40-hp
Mercury four-stroke. Motor warranteed until De-
cember 2002. New trolling motor, fish finder,
trailer, many extras. Like-new condition. $9,995.
16-ft. Sunbird CC-It 60-hp'Johnson, live
well, bimini, extrS ,995.
21 ft. Sea Ray, 1973, clean boat, needs mechani-
cal repair. $450.
19 ft. Unicraft Bowrider, 1990. $350.
MOTORS
1997 115-hp Yamaha, saltwater edition with
controls, 20-inch shaft, new power head.
$3,990.
1991 110-hp Johnson with controls, 20-inch shaft,
good compression, runs good. $750.
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Island Biz


Pampered pup
Canine stylist Jessica Sampson gives fox terrier
"Rush" the full shampoo and styling treatment
during a session at Pup in a Tub in the Shoppes of
Paradise Bay at 7338 Cortez Road West. Islander
Photo: Rick Catlin

A dog's best friend
Pub in a Tub at 7338 Cortez Road West in the
Shoppes of Paradise Bay is a dog's best friend. Just
ask the dogs who frequent this canine styling and
grooming salon. Owner Rick Vitale and his staff pro-
vide specialty care for dogs, from shampooing and nail
trimming to full service grooming. That goes along
with the all-natural foods and other fine products and
accessories for man's best friend. There's also a "Do
It Yourself" dog wash. The Pub in a Tub secret is to
make bath time for dogs a fun time, says Vitale. For
further information on Pup in a Tub, call 761-9663.


Chapae unique boutique
The Chapae boutique recently celebrated its
third anniversary at its Bay View Plaza location in
Anna Maria across from the city pier. Chapae
owner Pat Slusser has another Chapae shop on
Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach that has been open
nearly four years.
Both stores are a "unique boutique" said Slusser,
as she strives to carry clothing and gift items not nor-
mally found in a lot of island casualwear stores. She
stays away from carrying island clothing completely,
but concentrates on original clothing lines and fine
jewelry. Many of her clothing items are handpainted
originals from local artists. "We are an upscale,
unique boutique," said Slusser with a smile. "There
are enough island-style clothing stores, so we strive


Unique boutique
Pat Slusser of Chapae "unique boutique" on Bridge
Street in Bradenton Beach and the Bay View Plaza
in Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin


to be unique."
Aside from the third anniversary of Chapae,
there's another reason to congratulate Pat Slusser.
She and boyfriend Andrew Coffey recently tied the
knot and are now husband and wife. Congrats!
Both Chapae shops are open from 10 a.m. to 5
p.m., seven days a week. For further information on
Chapae, call 778-6728 or 778-1451.


Bradenton Beach Banana
Banana Cabana at 103 Gulf Drive in Bradenton
Beach is celebrating its first anniversary. Islander
Photo: Rick Catlin


Put a banana in your cabana
Banana Cabana, the Island's only Caribbean-
style eatery, held its one-year anniversary at its
Bradenton Beach location at 103 Gulf Drive re-
PLEASE SEE ISLAND BIX, NEXT PAGE


RARE OPPORTUNITY 7BR 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! $525,000. Owner says, "Sell light and bright. $369,900. Call Ed Oliveira at
my property Bring all offers!" Call Jane 778-4800 or 705-4800.
Grossman or Nicole Skaggs at 778-4800.


66 STEPS TO THE BEACH 3BR/2BA turkey
furnished Island pool home with pool cabana.
Tile throughout. $329,000. Call Jane Grossman
or Nicole Skaggs, 778-4800.


JUST STEPS TO BEACH OR BAY 2BR/2BA
with beautiful wood ceiling and fireplace, fenced
yard and two-car garage. Hurry! $235,000. Call
Ed Oliveira at 778-4800 or 705-4800.


TONS OF CHARACTER AND CHARM IS-
LAND DUPLEX. Roomy 3BR/1BA downstairs
and great 2BR/1BA upstairs. New tile and paint.
Owner/agent. $249,900. Call Jane Grossman or
Nicole Skaggs, 778-4800.






LOWEST PRICED ISLAND CONDO 2BR/1 BA,
55+ community. Turnkey furnished, heated
pool. Gulf and bay views. $139,900. Call Ed
Oliveira at 778-4800 or 705-4800.

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TROPICAL HORIZONS Large 2BR condo in STUNNING KEY WEST ISLAND HOME 3BR/
choice Holmes Beach area. Walk to shopping 3BA with partial Gulf and Bay views. Tile with
and restaurants. Very close to the beach with marble borders throughout and too many up-
some Gulf views. Rooftop sundeck. $415,000. grades to list. $479,000. Call Jane Grossman or
Call Denny Rauschl at 778-4800 or 725-2924. Nicole Skaggs at 778-4800 or 778-4451.


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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-
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renovated and only one block to
the beach. One of a kind!
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4BR/3BA furnished unit at Sunbow Bay. 2BR/2BA up-
stairs and 2BR/1BA and family room downstairs make
this ideal for visiting family and friends. Unit overlooks
lagoon. Enclosed carport, heated pool and tennis.
IB77766. Pat Thompson, eves. 778-6439.

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Island Biz
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 26

cently with a celebration of, what else, Caribbean
foods.
Owner Mike Rappaport and chef Steve Hudson
say the restaurant has been a huge success since
opening. Banana Cabana features jerk chicken, sea-
food pasta, rice and peas and other Caribbean dishes,
including ribs, seafoods, chicken and steaks done
"Island" style. But by far the most popular item is
the macadamia crusted stuffed grouper.
Hudson says this mouth-watering dish is the
house specially and customers can't get enough.
Banana Cabana also has a variety of hot sauces and
spices from the Caribbean for sale to customers. To
get a banana in your cabana, or reserve your macad-
amia grouper, call 779-1930.

Best class Cannons
Cannons Marina at 6040 Gulf of Mexico Drive
in Longboat Key was recently named "Best in
Class" by Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.
The award recognizes high sales volume for
Yamaha outboard motors and honors the top 32 deal-
ers from among the more than 600 Yamaha dealers
across the United States.
Owner David Miller said the award "reaffirms
our dual goals of customer satisfaction and of mak-


Beautiful canalfront lot in Anna Maria.



Call
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Lic. Real Estate Broker

Granny's Beach Vacation Inc.
409 Pine Ave., Anna Marla
778-0123 e-mail: PatStaebler@aol.com



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EST. 1952
SHAWS POINT Brick colonial with columns.
Pool with garden setting. $369,900.
RIVERS RIDGE 4BR/3.5BA, beautiful new
home with pool. $405,000. Open Sundays.
RIVERVIEW BLVD. 3BR/2BA with
view of river! $279,000.

"Think Local, Buy Coastal"
410 22nd St. W. 309 Pine Ave.
Bradenton Anna Maria
(941) 750-8844 (941) 779-2233
Brenda Boyd May, Broker
TOLL FREE: 1(800) 813-7517



Island Properties

AVERY RARE FIND ON ANNA MARIA. Beautiful three-story duplex with
private dock and fabulous views of the Intracoastal, across from sandy beach.
Fairly new building with high ceilings, four-car garage and room for a pool. One
side has 3BR/3BA with fireplace. The
other side has 2BR/2BA. Great income
producer. Offered at $799,900. Call
Bibiann Allard (941) 685-0422 or
Karin Stephan (941) 504-4435.
POSSIBILITIES ABOUND in.
this 3BNG
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no b'Bes to bay. $525,000.
Price reduced from $399,900 to
$369,000! Key Wes-style tr lex
daCONTRACT garage.
W ulfoMexico, shops and
restaurants. Karin Stephan
SUN PLAZA WEST spacious 2BR/ REALTOR
2BA condo. Heated pool, sauna, ten-
nis courts and covered parking. Can
be leased 26 times per year. Excellent Chairman s Circle
investment. Offered at $375,000. "Ich Spreche Deutsch"
LIDO BEACH HIGH RISE condo overlooking the Ritz Carlton
beachdrub oceaf viei. Remodeled and redecorated building with
2BR/2BA, exercise room, heated pool and sauna. Breathtaking
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Best Cannons in Longboat
The Cannons Marina service team of from left, Eric
Snode, Tom Tomao and Phil Winkelspecht, played
an important role in helping Cannons win its "Best
in Class" award from Yamaha. Islander Photo:
Courtesy of van Zandt Marketing


ing Cannons the area's premier center for Yamaha
sales and service."
Cannons Marina was originally a fish camp on
the then-remote island in 1955 when Paul Miller
purchased the marina from Ernie Cannon. More than
45 years later, Miller's son David operates the fam-
ily business with the help of an exceptional staff,
many of whom have been at Cannons more than 20
years. Call 383-1311 for further information.



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2BR/2BA, Gulfview home with Mexican-tiled floors,
cozy kitchen with breakfast bar, tiled backsplash, pick-
led pecky cypress siding and arched wall accent, plus
expansive sundeck and panoramic Gulf views. Brick
driveway, oversized garage, enclosed outdoor shower
and lushly landscaped grounds. $425,000.


KEY-WEST STYLE POOL HOME
Impeccable 4BR/3BA home with 10-foot ceilings,
crown molding, Italian-tile floors, tile fireplace with
wood mantle, fully equipped gourmet kitchen with pan-
try and bi-level breakfast bar. Spacious master suite
with sitting room, walk-in closet, marble shower and
tub, plus his-and hers sinks. Roof-top deck with views
of Gulf and bay. Free-form swimming pool with outdoor
shower and cabana. Much more! Priced at $595,000!
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Golden winners
The Beach Bistro in Holmes Beach received the sixth
Golden Spoon award from Florida Trend magazine.
Pictured, from left, are chef Peter Arpke, owner Sean
Murphy, wife Susan and daughter Lexa. Islander
Photo: Paul Roat


REALTORS


EXCLUSIVE EMERALD HARBOR 3BR/2BA
home on Longboat's widest canal. Mexican tile
throughout, caged pool, dock, davits, plus an of-
fice/hobby room. Deeded beach access close-
by. $699,000. Dial the Duncans at 778-1589.
NEW LISTING Village Green 2BR/2BA, "D"
model villa on secluded street just steps to the
pool. Open floor plan with large master suite,
enclosed lanai, family room, separate utility
room and double garage. Immediate posses-
sion. Priced at $145,000. Carol Williams, Bro-
ker, 744-0700, after hours.

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PERICO BAY CLUB. Renovated 2BR/2BA, plus
loft. View of mangroves. Tennis, pool and club-
house. Gated community. $1,100/month, includ-
ing water and cable.


Holmes Beach Martinique South, 1BR/1BA,
$2,000/mohth, ohe'rnofith mirimui. -..
Call Michel Cerene, Realtor, 941 778-0700.

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Island property sales
233 85th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,442 sfla home
built in 1958 on a 90x100 lot, was sold 1/7/02, Byrne
to Horvat, for $254,000.
1800 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 221 LaCosta, a
1,030 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1979, was sold 1/
15/02, Todd to Flaff, for $245,000; list $269,900.
233 64th St., Holmes Beach, North Beach Village,
an attached 1,206 sfla 3bed/2bath/lcar townhouse built
in 1988 on a lot of 3,049 sf, was sold 1/14/02,
Billinovich to Hawes, for $269,000; list $269,000.
408 80th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,372 sfla 2bed/
--2bath/2car attached townhouse (half duplex) built in
1990 on a flag lot of 11,195 sf, was sold 1/15/02,
Tooker to Fellom, for $300,000; list $334,900.
411 Spring, Anna Maria, a 1,220 sfla 2bed/1bath/
2car (detached/w/480sf) home built in 1935 on 1 of 2
lots measuring 52x145 each, was sold 1/15/02, Poll to
Buttocovia, for $350,000; list $380,000.
503 67th St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront 1,148 sfla
2bed/2bath/2car home built in 1967 on an 80x 115 lot,
was sold 1/16/02, Narbus to Strong, for $375,000.
505 72nd St., a canalfront 1,698 sfla 3bed/2bath/
2car/den home built in 1973 on a 93x125 lot, was sold
1/16/02, Terhune to Corbett, for $330,000; list
$340,000.
525 Bayview Place, Anna Maria, a canalfront
1,177 sfla 2bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1959 on a
60x110 lot, was sold 1/17/02, Vona to Hedtke, for
$395,000; list $395,000.
600 Manatee Ave W., Holmes Beach, 224
Westbay Cove, a 1179 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in
1977, was sold 1/16/02, Crain to Vitulli, for $229,900.
100 Seventh St. S., Bradenton Beach, a 1,452 sfla
4bed/2bath duplex built in 1930 on a 54x100 lot, was
sold 1/22/02, Hendrickson to Strack, for $562,500;
listed at $569;000 in August, 2001; then listed at
$625,000 in November 2001.
410 80th St., Holmes Beach, a half.duplex affair
[attached to 408 80th St. by walkway and sold last
week to Fellom for $300,000] consisting of 1,008 sfla
built in 1990 on a 67x65 lot, was sold 1/23/02, Tooker
to Fellom, for $100,000.
426 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, a canalfront 1080 sfla
2bed/2bath/2car home built in 1985 on a 52x1 10 lot,
was sold 1/22/02, Laade to Hruby, for $403,000; list
$425,000.


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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
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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.


thro y CO 1' -I -r living area
plus 1. $274,900. 701 Manatee
Ave., Westbay Cove South, Unit 703.


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FSBO/Brokers Protected


Realty raves
At Wagner Realty, Harold Small led in
listings and David Moynihan in sales at the
Anna Maria Island office in January. Cindy
English and Mary Wickersham headed the
Longboat Key office in both new listings and
sales.
Richard Freeman was tops at Island Real
Estate in both new listings and sales for
January.



447 63rd St., Holmes Beach, Seaside Gardens, a
970 sfla 2bed/2bath/cp attached home built in 1963 on
a 25x100 lot, was sold 1/25/02, Kelley to Espinet, for
$146,000.
6006 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 211 Playa
Encantada, a 1,154 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1980,
was sold 1/23/02, Woods to Comparetto, for $315,000.
6204 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, a 1,904 sfla 4bed/
4bath duplex built in 1981 on an 81x101 lot, was sold
1/23/02, Davis to Dotterweich, for $252,200.
657 Key Royale Dr., Holmes Beach, a bayfront
2,164 sfla 3bed/2bath/2car home built in 1971 on a
I10x150 lot, was sold 1/23/02, Broussard to Island
Ocean View LLC, for $687,500.
102 48th St., Holmes Beach, a Gulffront complex
of a "house and duplex" of 2,400 sfla built in 1970 on
a 100x210 lot(s), was sold 1/31/02, Talbott to Mullis,
for $1,500,000.
S1 I Tern, a canalfront 1,714 sfla 3bed/2bath/2car
home built in 1997 on a 39x 100x I 12x 100lot, was sold
1/31/02, Mischker to Jones (the same Jones of 723 N.
Shore Dr.), for $535,000; listed at $735,000 in Sept.
2001 then reduced to $599,900.
212 75th St., Holmes Beach, a 936 sfla 2bed/
1.5bath home built in 1953 on a 90x78 lot, was sold 1/
29/02, Gallas to Douglas, for $280,900; list $285.,0900.
305 66th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,740 sfla 4bed/
2bath/2halfbaths duplex built in 1983 on a 90x 104 lot,
was sold 1/29/02, Shardell to Supply, for $310,000; list
$329,900.
503 Manatee Ave. W., Holmes Beach, a 2,631 sfla
office complex built in 1980 on a 200x 160 lot(s), was
sold 2/1/02, Shearon to Inland Southeast Holmes
Beach LLC, for $644,000; listed with neighbor at 401
Manatee Ave. W. for $1,335,000.
5504 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a 1,024 sfla home


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built in 1955 on a 77x96 lot, was sold 2/1/02, Harris to
Horvat, for $242,500.
5608 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 114 Sun Plaza
West, a 1,092 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1981,
was sold 2/1/02, Stewart to Hartsfeild, for $350,000;
listed January 2002 for $399,900, then reduced to
$359,900.
645 Key Royale Dr., Holmes Beach, a bayfront
3bed/2bath/2car 2679 sfla home built in 1968 on a
108x153 lot, was sold 1/29/02, Hartmann to Accardi,
for $675,000.
723 N. Shore Dr., Anna Maria, a Gulffront 884 sfla
2bed/2bath home built in 1964 on a 60 ff lot, was sold
1/31/02, Jones to Penn, for $1,037,500.
901 Gulf Dr. S., Bradenton Beach, 1 Pelican Cove
1, a 2bed/2bath 962 sfla condo built in 1983, was sold
1/28/02, Butler to Eucker, for $275,000; list $285,000.
112 81st St., Holmes Beach, a 905 sfla 2bed/1bath/
Icar home built in 1941 on a 64x80 lot, was sold 2/8/
02, Riegler to Gonzalez, for $275,000.
231 85th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,148 sfla 2bed/
1.5bath/lcar home built in 1958 on a 90x100 lot, was
sold 2/8/02, Roberts to Serieno, for $289,000.
311 65th St., Holmes Beach, a multi-family 1,590
sfla two building complex built in 1966 on a 152x124
lot, was sold 2/4/02, Gonzalez to Haught, for $250,000.
311 67th St., Holmes Beach, a 904 sfla 2bed/lbath/
Icar home built in 1964 on an 87x90 lot, was sold 2/
4/02, Rodgers to Robertson, for $215,000; list
$229,500.
534 67th St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront 1,922 sfla
3bed/2bath/2car/pool home built in 1971 on a90x1 13
lot, was sold 2/4/02, Parcels to Coury, for $450,000; list
$479,900.
6500 Flotilla, Holmes Beach, 106 Westbay Point
& Moorings, a ba r ont 985 sfia 2bed/2bath coirdo
built in 1978, was s'od26/0, Kilburn to
Schluederberg, for $305,l00; lisi '$3 9,(00' :;'
7300 Gulf Dr., Th'e'Islanid Plantanon Rce :ri,
Hblmes Beach, a tnmlti-unit (tax rolls count i i buil"d-
ings) Gulffront affair of about 11;661i sfia built'(with
20 baths) anywhere from 1947 to. 1.976.on five patted
lots of about I acre, was Iold 2/,'02. Foundation Capi-
tal to Greer, for $2,900,000; list $3,420,000:.
752 N. Shore Dr., Anna Maria, a 756 sfla 2bed/
Sbath/lcar home built in 1950 on a 50x1o00 lot, was
sold 2/4/02, Tucker to Sorce & Duncan, for $230,000.
SCompiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate
broker, 778-1222, exclusively for The Islander. Copy-
right 2002.


Den ise La iglois
Real Estate Specialist

a I i tli-ea ltin *au ami t ELperience
lia U'm( Coiu_ t iOn ...
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BIG SALE! Niki's Island Treasures, 5351 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. We have leased the bargain room.
With one week to sell jewelry, collectibles, art, de-
signer clothes, all 50 to 90 percent off.

FOR SALE: Couch, love seat, breakfront, dining
room table, 18-panel French door and other furni-
ture. Florida style. Please call after 5pm, 778-2691.

RATTAN SOFA, DINETTE with four chairs. Cocktail
and end table, four occasional chairs. New tropical
fabrics. 778-5181.

EXCEPTIONAL VALUE. Two matching full-size so-
fas (Robb & Stucky). Like new! Asking $300 for both,
or best'offer. 778-4220.


FUTON: All oak, honey finish, no metal, mission
frame, nine-layer foam mattress. Still in box. Cost
was $525, will sell for $325. Can deliver, 761-2344.

150-GALLON SALTWATER aquarium with hand-
made oak cabinet. Fully equipped, $800. Call Bill,
798-3448.



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

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 Islander,
assorted varieties, $3/box. All proceeds to local a
Girl Scout troop. One free box with Home Tour ticket
purchases, exclusively at our office (while supplies
last) through March 8. 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. 778 7978.


FRESH MULLET SALE
//Ore than a mullet wrapper!



THe Islander
Mullet T-shirts M,L,XL $10 XXL $12
Mail order add $3 for postage and handling.
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217


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

GARAGE SALE SATURDAY March 9, 8 am-3pm.
Small appliances, 10-by-13-foot area rug, clothes,
stereo, many other items. 628 Dundee.

GARAGE SALE THURSDAY, Friday, Saturday,
March 7 to 9, 9am to 2pm. Household items, ladies
clothing, books, videos, etc. 211 85th St., Holmes
Beach.

HAVE YOU SOMETHING to sell? We specialize in
the delicate matters of estate liquidation. George M.
Hicks, 5206 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. 749-
1866.

YARD SALE! Friday and Saturday, March 8 & 9,
8am to 3pm. Treadmill, oak desk, furniture, elec-
tronic stuff, glassware, knick-knacks, and lots more.
238 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.

TOO MANY MOVES sale. Sunday, March 10, noon
- 5pm only. Couches, coffee tables, beds, lots of
misc. 130 Hammock Drive, Anna Maria.


LOST CAT: Top of cat is black, bottom is white. Little
white spot on nose. De-clawed female, 2 years old,
lost Sunday, March 3, in Holmes Beach. 778-6908.
Very missed, and offering $50 reward!


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

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HOURS: Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5
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BOAT/TRAILER STORAGE/DOCKAGE. Vacation
or long term. Private ramp, wash-down areas. Min-
utes to Intracoastal, Gulf, restaurants, bait. Captain
John's Marina. 792-2620. Bottom painting.

MARINE OUTBOARD SERVICE. Reliable, reason-
able, honest, talented. Bill's Marine Repair Inc. Lo-
cated at Capt. John's Marina, 761-7657.

WANTED BOAT SLIP for 13-foot Zodiac on Anna
Maria Island for month of May. Call (516) 627-2652.

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

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


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.


OFFICE MANAGER personable, reliable, accurate,
motivated. Tuesday Saturday. Casual atmo-
sphere. Small boat knowledge helpful. Leave mes-
sage, 792-2620.

FULL-TIME PREP and line cook wanted with
people/customer skills for open kitchen. Also hiring
servers with fine dining experience. Will train if nec-
essary. Call Chef Damon at Ooh La La!, 778-5320.

HELP WANTED for all positions, all shifts, espe-
cially breakfast. Apply in person at Rotten Ralph's
Waterfront Restaurant, or call 778-3953.

RENTAL PROPERTY MANAGER for small real es-
tate office. Must be licensed. 778-0807 or 778-5427.


DICK MAHER
AND -
DAVE JONES
ISLAND SPECIALISTS



Simplify Your Search!
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| Mooret.
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Anna Maria is the spectacular backdropfor this charming,
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canal just 1 /2 blcl'ks from a uhire sandy leh. Picture this
- warm summer breezes, lush Florida fauna, a beautilru
yellow extenor viih bright v.hite trim, soft island colored
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Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, Inc.
201 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Suite 1, Longboat Key, FL 34228


ENJOY YOUR PRIVATE SUNSETS
from your new home on this wonderful Gulffront lot.
Why settle for less with an older remodeled home
when brand new with your own ideas is possible.
Priced affordably for direct Gulffront with riparian
rights and cleared building lot. $949,500.
Additional details available.



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[ 1957
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FRANK REALTY BROKER
"We ARE the Island.'
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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.

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world? Are
you interested in learning the history of Anna Maria
Island? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.

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

GRAPHIC DESIGNER: Advertising layout and de-
sign for weekly newspaper, some Web site produc-
tion. 30 to 40 hours per week. Work Monday through
Friday, and Saturday, half day. Sunday and Tues-
day off. Qualifications include: computer graphics,
advertising layout and design, PhotoShop, Illustra-
tor and Pagemaker proficient. Macintosh environ-
ment. Associate's Degree or Technical School Cer-
tificate preferred. Resumes: Fax 778-9392, e-mail
news@islander.org, or mail/deliver to The Islander,
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.


HOMEMAKER/COMPANION. Experienced, com-
passionate caregiver will provide in-home care with
full range of services. 2 to 24-hour shifts available.
Excellent references, call Harriet, 761-0142.

NO BOGUS out-of-town, work-at-home ads in The
Islander. Local services, items for sale, rentals and
real estate. You can count on it. 778 7978.


Moving In?
: Moving Out?
, Moving Up?

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



MAKE YOUR MOVE

WITH MARILYN!

PERICO BAY CLUB
OPEN HOUSE Sunday 1-4
1323 Perico Point Circle
The best on the bay ... Bayfront 2BR/2BA
condo, beautifully appointed. Many extras,
unfurnished at $255,000.
BAYFRONT VILLA 2BR/2BA one-car garage.
Bright, tropical colors, crown molding, tile and
carpet, large glass lanai with air and heat, sun
deck, sunsets. $227,000.

HOLMES BEACH HOMES:
610 Concord Lane Two boat lifts, inviting pool
and spa, paver brick deck, newer kitchen.
2BR/2BA, two-car garage, maintenance free.
$499,900.
210 83rd St. 3BR/2BA, two-car garage, spa-
cious, well maintained, Florida room, screened
porch, boat slip. $345,000.


MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, patio gar-
dens, trimming, clean-up, edgings, more. Hard-
working and responsible. Excellent references. Ed-
ward 778-3222.

LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.

COMPUTER TRAINING: Microsoft-certified sys-
tems engineer offers in-home computer training.
Basic to advanced training for software, Internet, e-
mail, digital photography, QuickBooks set-up/train-
ing. Install software programs, hardware. Serving
Longboat, Anna Maria. E-mail:
AMIComputerTutor@aol.com. Call 778-9436, cell
704-7662.

ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in
town and the best results from classified ads and
service advertising! SINCE 1992.

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

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

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

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



SALES ASSOCIATES WANTED
Island Vacation Properties LLC will be doubling the
physical size of its office in the near future and is in
need of quality sales associates who are both familiar
with real estate sales and the Island of Anna Maria.
This is a unique opportunity for career real estate
sales personnel to join a growth-oriented firm with a
great location and a bright future.
Call Ann Caron, Licensed Real Estate Broker
941.778.6849


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
Developer Pays Closing Costs
The Village at Holmes Beach Development, LLC
Call: Jon Tipton, 941-779-9464
VISIT US AT
WWW.ABOUTTHEVILLAGES.COM
Planning & Design General Contractor

AA0002335 CGC01070


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

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

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

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

LIKE NEW CAR detailing. Let me put the sparkle
back in your car. Call 722-4358.

"CLEAN WINDOWS" Wouldn't that be nice? We'll
make your glass gleam. Chris's Window Cleaning.
Local, licensed, insured. 725-0399.

HOUSE CLEANING: Permanent bi-weekly. Ten
years experience, Island references. 792-3772,
leave message.

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

PUT YOUR HOUSEWORK in my hands! Residen-
tial and commercial cleaning. Free estimates. All
work guaranteed. Call Laureen at "Supreme Klean"
753-6843.

MASSAGE THERAPY Coastal Massage Therapy.
Home visits. Call 753-7766. License #MA34584.

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


A CLASSIC
412 Spring boasts having as part of it's architecture the old
Anna Maria post office that used to be attached to my office at
409 Pine. It was moved to 412 Spring many years ago and
attached to the circa 1935 Island cottage already there. 948 sfla
with two bath, two screened porches and a two-car carport on
a 52 by 145 ft. lot in the City of Anna Maria. $285,000.
Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, FI 34216
Phone & Fax: (941) 778-1222
E-Mail: dougdowling@earthlink.net
www.dougdowling.com


Call today...






THE ISLANDER U MARCH 6, 2002 U PAGE 31


MIKE'S PROFESSIONAL CLEANING Service.
Specializing in new construction, rentals, seasonal
clean jobs. Windows and pressure washing. For free
quote, call 722-4358.

CLEAN AS A WHISTLE house cleaning by Judy,
779-0432.


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

.;"~. 4


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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 ColdIell Banker Real Estate Corporation


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more by
Hunter Douglas and other manufacturers. Call Keith
Barnett for a free in-home consultation. Island ref-
erences, 15 years experience. 778-3526.


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

TILE, CARPET, LAMINATE supplied and installed.
Why pay retail? Island resident, many references.
Free estimates, prompt service. Steve Allen Floor
Coverings. 383-5381, or 726-1802.

NO BOGUS out-of-town, work-at-home ads in The
Islander. No scams. Local ads only. 778 7978.





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> Addresses ending in even numbers (or A M):
Tuesday and Saturday.
> Addresses ending in odd numbers (or N Z):
Wednesday and Sunday.
- Irrigation not allowed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Irrigation with treated waste water allowed any
time.)
> Owners can wash their vehicles'anytime as long
as they use a hand-held hose with a shut-off nozzle.
(Pull the car on the lawn to wash!)
> Rinsing boats and flushing of boat motors is al-
lowed for ten minutes daily.
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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 guar-
anteed! RC0042064. 366-9606.




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

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

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

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

SOULFUL GARDEN house near beach on north tip.
Elevated 3BR/2BA, screened lanai, available De-
cember 2002 and January to March 2003. $2,700/
month. (813) 495-7048.

SPACIOUS WATERFRONT upper with dock. Pan-
oramic view. Furnished Key West style. Pet consid-
ered. Also, renting for year 2003. $2,3007mnonth.
794-5980.

SEASONAL WITH BOAT dock. Holmes Beach,
beautifully furnished 2BR/2BA, balcony, screen
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, sunset
terrace, dock, equipped. $3,600/month. (813) 991-
5462.

FRONT GULF DUPLEX for annual rental. Fur-
nished, no pets $850/month, plus utilities. First, last
and security required. For details, (407) 595-4015.

ANNUAL RENTALS: 3BR/2BA; 2BR/1BA; 2BR/2BA
and 2BR/2BA with boat dock and pool. Island Vaca-
tion Properties, 778-6849.

BEACHFRONT: Next season, Anna Maria. 869 N.
Shore Drive. Just remodeled 2BR/2BA with incred-
ible view. Available December 2002 through April
2003, minimum 3 months. $3,500/month. 778-3645.

NEW! SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA overlooks Sarasota
Bay. Private balcony, washer/dryer, cathedral ceil-
ings. $575/week, $1,950/month. Ask about off sea-
son and 2003 rates! 761-7684.

ANNUAL ONLY 1BR/1BA, directly on Gulf in
Bradenton Beach. $1,000/month, assurity/security
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.

HOLMES BEACH SPECIAL Spacious 2BR, $475/
week, now through Dec. 10, 2002. 779-9549.

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

HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL rental. Newly renovated
3BR/2BA ranch on canal, open floor plan, garage
and lanai. Available immediately, $1,250/month.
Lease, security, reference. Call Lisa, 778-6696.


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BAYVIEW 2BR ground-floor, nice, quiet. Beautiful
view. Steps to Gulf. Fully furnished. Nonsmoking, no
pets. $895/month. 778-7107.

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

ANNUAL RENTALS: Spacious 2BR/1.5BA, Holmes
Beach, $850/month; 2BR/2BA Anna Maria, $750/
month; 3BR/2BA home on Bimini Bay, $1,300/
month. Call Fran Maxon Real Estate, 778-2307.

2405 AVE. B., Bradenton Beach. 2BR/2BA with
dishwasher, stove, refrigerator, washer/dryer hook-
ups. Available March 6-7. $850/month, plus utilities.
Must be able to show for sale. Pets negotiable. A
Paradise Vacation Rentals. Please call one of our
rental agents, 778-4800

1BR HOUSE CORTEZ Village. $600/month, plus
utilities. First/last/security. No pets, non-smoking.
795-0466.

BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED 1BR/1BA, across from
beach. Utilities included, cable and VCR. Monthly or
weekly. 778-8211.

304 SIXTH ST., Holmes Beach. 2BR/2BA, large
recreation room, washer/dryer, sundeck, screened
lanai, garage. Pest control and yard maintenance,
included. 1 and half blocks to the beach, no pets.
$1,200/month. First, last and security. Available
April 15th. A Paradise Vacation Rentals. Please call
one of our rental agents, 778-4800

ROOM FOR RENT. Eat-in kitchen, $550/month
rent, share electric. $400 security deposit. Furnished
or unfurnished. 778-3938.

311 59TH ST., Holmes Beach. 2BR/1.5BA, ground-
level home on 80-by-100-foot lot. Screened gazebo,
oversized garage with workshop, laundry room,
Mexican tile floor, washer/dryer hookups, pets may
be negotiable. $1,050/month plus utilities. Available
April 1. A Paradise Vacation Rentals. Please cal
one of our rental agents, 778-4800

ANNUAL GULFFRONT PRIVATE beach. Great view.
Newly remodeled, 2BR/2BA. Tile and hardwood floors,
vaulted ceiling, skylight, washer/dryer, decks. Beauti-
ful, must see! $1,250/month. 778-1086.

ANNUAL RENTAL: Steps to beach, beautiful 2BR/
3BA, half of duplex, with new kitchen, dishwasher,
washer/dryer hook-up, tile floors, Florida room and
garage under construction. Dolores Baker Realty,.
778-7500.

ROOM AND BATH, SEASONAL, use of kitchen,
laundry, utilities included. One block to Gulf in
Holmes Beach, $165/weekly. Call 778-8550.


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ANNUAL RENTALS: Holmes Beach 2BR/2BA, tile
floors and small storage, $725/month; 2BR/1BA, tile
floors, stackable washer/dryer hookup, close to
beach, $725/month; 1BR/1BA, $600/month; 2BR/
1BA, $800/month. Dolores Baker Realty, 778-7500.

ANNUAL OR SIX months. Spacious 1BR, 200 feet
to beach. Furnished, private, quiet. $825/month, in-
cludes electric, cable television. Available April 6,
778-8571.

ANNUAL 2BR plus apartment. Ground floor with
garage. Spacious and private. Available March 1.
$850/month. Call 778-3006.

VACATION RENTAL 2BR/1BA, $1,800/month.
Walk to beach, fine restaurants and shopping. 202
56th St., Holmes Beach. 778-3875 or 737-8931.




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

NORTHWEST BRADENTON: 2,514-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.

CONDO W4tTH FULL WATERVIEW. Top floor, 2BR/
DoA, completely furnished for convenience of buyer.
$269,000. Boat docks, fishing, tennis and two
heated pools. Across street from all shopping, next
to doctors, one and half blocks to beach. Under
building parking, elevators and garden paradise.
778-1120.

3,001-SQUARE FOOT house, 4BR/3BA, plus den
and family room. Available this summer. Laurel Oak
Park in northwest Bradenton, $399,589. 795-7372.

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

LAUREL OAK PARK: 2,51.4-square feet. 4BR/3BA,
family room, northwest Bradenton. Brand new
house! Available this spring, $338.515. 795-7372.

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. Imperial 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.

GULFVIEW BUILDING LOT 50 by 100 feet.
$349,000. Sale or trade for Island property. 3014
Ave. E., Holmes Beach. Owner, 798-3885.

KEY ROYALE BEAUTIFUL waterfront home. Pri-
vate 70-foot dock and boat lift. New tile roof. 2-3BR/
2BA, open floor plan. Minutes to open Gulf.
$485,000. (800) 928-1116. Jessyca and Mike Sand-
ers, Remax executives. Open house Sunday, March
10, 1 to 4pm.

6006 GULF DRIVE Gulffront complex at the Playa
Encantada on Holmes Beach. 2BR/2BA, completely
remodeled- and tastefully decorated. Call owner,
778-2145.

PALMA SOLA PARK 3BR/2BA/2-car garage. Re-
modeled executive home. Lushly landscaped with
unique private pool area. A must see! Call Dan at
795-5100 for appointment.

FOR SALE MOBILE home. Cortez Trailer Park, #27
B. St. Must sell. $22,000. 795-6972.

TIRED OF PAYING high rent to be on the beach?
Own a piece of paradise. Bradenton Beach mobile
home with bay view. Only steps away from the Gulf.
$25,700. 779-0793.

INTRACOASTAL VIEW 3BR/2BA, wood floors, ce-
ramic tile, deck, carport, beautiful view, one year old.
$185,000. Appointment only, 778-7197.

EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY
All real estate advertising herein is subject to the
Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to adver-
tise any preference, limitation or discrimination
based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap,
familial status or national origin, or intention to
make any such preference, limitation or discrimi-
nation Familial status includes children under
age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians,
pregnant women and people securing custody of
children under 18. This newspaper will not know-
ingly accept any advertising for real estate which
is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby
informed that all dwellings advertised in this
newspaper are available on an equal opportunity
basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD
toll-free at (800) 669-9777, for the hearing im-
paired (0) (800) 543-8294.


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OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, 1 to 4pm, March 10. 202
78th St, Holmes Beach. 3BR/2BA, close to beach.
Contact Denise Fleece at 504-5211. A Paradise Re-
alty.

PERICO ISLAND Almost new, lakefront, 3BR/2BA,
Florida home with two-car garage. Decorator fur-
nishings negotiable. Room for pool (ask for specs).
Many extras! $348,900. Joan Zak, T. Dolly Young
Real Estate, 778-0807 or 778-5730.

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 Coun-
try Club at Lakewood Ranch, $390,137. 907-9777.


OPEN HOUSE! Sunday, March 10, 1-4pm.
Westbay Point & Moorings Ill. 2BR/2BA, all ameni-
ties, spectacular water view. Carport and boat dock.
Owner, 778-2484.

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. Information,
795-3778, price reduced $225,000.

TOWNHOUSE in Flamingo Cay. 2BR/2BA, on ca-
nal, boat dock, close to Island beaches. Drive by
10125 Manatee West, $149,900. 792-0709.


DEADLINE: MONDAY NOON for Wednesday publication. UP
to 3 line minimum includes approximately 21 words $9. Addi-
tional lines $3 each. Box: $3. Ads must be paid in advance. Stop
by or mail to 5404 Marina Drive., Holmes Beach FL 34217.
We're located next to Ooh La La! in the Island Shopping Cen-
ter. More information: 778-7978.
EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All real estate advertising
herein is subject to the Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal
to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based
on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national
origin, or intention to make any such preference, limitation or
discrimination Familial status includes children under age of 18
living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and
people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper
will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which
is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that
all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an
equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD
toll-free at (800) 669-9777, for the hearing impaired (0) (800)
543-8294.


3224 East Bay Dr. Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
Sales: 941-778-0700 Rentals: 778-6665
1-800-749-6665 www.Wedebrock.com


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.

WHAT A BUY! 1614 7th St. W., Palmetto. 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.

ISLAND DOLL HOUSE WITH BOAT DOCK 7302 Palm
Drive. Adorable 2BR house on corner lot, close to beach
with 20-foot deeded boat dock. Totally renovated in
1995. This one won't. last! $334,500. Ask for Gail
Tutewiler, 778-0700.
LAUREL OAK PARK 111 86th Ct. NW. Spacious 4BR/
3BA, three-car garage. Executive home, numerous
upgrades, custom features. $369,900. Call 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
restaurants. $429,000. Barbara Spotelson, 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.

WILDEWOOD SPRINGS WATER 302 Timberlake. Move
right in! You'll be hard pressed to find another condo this
nice. Lovingly cared for with tranquil water view. Glass lanai,
white Berber carpet, used as winter residence, turnkey
furnished. $93,500. Becky Smith or Elfi Starrett, 778-
0700.
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6 Dins of hail
14 She may be under loch
and quay
20 Scatter
21 Educational milieu
22 Like a wake
23 Exercise based on karate
24 Evidence of computer
tampering?
26 Black, as the night sky
28 Timetables, for short
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30 Recount
31 Soci6te des_
34 Waikiki sights
36 Light dish at a Halloween
party?
40 Not fold
42 Bring into play
43 Ordinary guy
44 Whitman's "A Backward
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Roads"
45 It may be thrown in a ring
49 Exercise target
51 Thinking about destructive
insects?
54 Stir-fryer
55 Round table
57 Encouraging word
58 Big time
5 Bush outing
61 -Marinate
63 Trackers' clues
65 Counterfeiters' counters
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74 Three-footer?
75 The yoke's on them
76 Where Hickam Air Force
Base is
78 Waste watchers: Abbr.
79 Outlay
82 Esther with home-maid roles
86 Draft selection
87 Rain clouds?
91 Strike from a list
92 Thomas of "That Girl"
94 Some fine how-do-you-dos
95 Pray
97 Ring org.
98 Main part of an 6rder
100 Professorish news anchor?
102 Island crossed by the
Equator
105 Look closely
106 Pitcher
107 Son of Judah
108 Where Jacques studies
111 Hurried
115 Former Celtic star's recent
recipe?
120 Donizetti's Lammermoor
bride
121 Go to
122 Give a piece of one's mind
123 Decide on
124 Very much
125 Shallow
126 Pops for tots

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2 "Let's just leave that"
3 Constellation next to the
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4 Whence the word "Sabbath"
5 Puffed up
6 Some film shots ... or


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8 Skye cap
9 "The Sultan of Sulu" writer
10 Via
11 Out of whack
12 Watch word?
13 Pete's follower
14 Deny
15 Psychic's forte
16 Staying power
17 Attach, as a patch
18 Singer Cara
19 "_ a Man" (Calder
Willingham novel and play)
25 Prince in "The Prince and
the Pauper"
27 Bender at the bar
31 Advil rival
32 Sausalito's county
33 Object of incense burning,
maybe
35 Broom- (comics witch)
36 Many a leg's end
37 Frogner Park's home
38 Court wear
39 "Excuse me ...
40 Holiday party, say
41 Kind of farmer
46 Wise guy
47 Theologian Kierkegaard
48 Giving the go-ahead
50 Nonsense
52 Field for an engr.
53 Reo competitor
56 Cohort of Larry and Curly
60 U.S. bullion site
62 Musical Shaw
63 Part of P.S.T.: Abbr.
64 Didactyl
66 "It Had to Be You"
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68 Illegal parker's concern
69 Shakespearean
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70 Counter
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72__ Lingus
77 Obstinate reply
79 talk?"
80 Glossy brown fur
81 King
83 Economical


84 Job that helps ease
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85 And others: Abbr.
88 Ancient Balkan region
89 Parcel
90 Without a stitch
93 .Hero's love
96 Dried
99 Chic
101 Singer Clark
102 1984 Paul McCartney
hit
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105 "My Cousin Vinny"
star
109 Mice catchers
110 Puddle cause
111 Quiet
112 For one
113 Mineral used for
insulation
114 Chow
116 Weekend show, for
short
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118 Five-time All-Pro QB
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Tour of Homes
Special to The Islander March 6, 2002
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Jim and Zita


Gavin

'Designer Cottage'
4501 Third Ave.
Holmes Beach
This is the reclaimed beach cottage that has
been decorated for the tour by members of the
Tour of Homes Committee, and a fine job they've
done.
The Gavins call it "Seagull Cottage," well
named for it's just across a narrow street and a
sand dune from the Gulf. They've had the cottage
since 1984, and a year and a half ago sold the
house they had built in Anna Maria, and bought
the house a separate property next door.
The cottage was built in the 1940s on land sur-
veyed in 1876 and plotted the next year in the
Jones subdivision, itself named for a sea captain
who owned the house across the street.
Gavin retired in 1987 as chief financial officer
for Borg Warner Corp. and they moved here from
Winnetka, Ill. Their five sons are in Illinois, New
York and Washington, but they frequently fill the
cottage to overflowing with wives and grandchil-
dren. All five sons were here the other week to
note Dad's birthday.
The cottage is Florida: Floor of heart of pine,
wood finish throughout its living room, kitchen
and three bedrooms. "The wood seems to glow at
night," said Zita Gavin. "It's very comforting."
A cemented-in old non-functioning flue is
craftily painted to denote the "stash" place, and
the women decorators cunningly used triangles of
fabric and other touches that visitors can do at
home.


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Wicker furniture is a highlight of the living room and counters the dark wood.





THE ISLANDER 0 MARCH 6, 2002 N HOME TOUR PAGE 3


Tour five of Island's best homes


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
From cottage to mansion, the
five houses on the Anna Maria Is-
land Tour of Homes Saturday,
March 9, are all beach places.
Not all right on the beach, which
seldom happens these days, but
across the street or right behind the
sand dunes from the Gulf of Mexico.
All take advantage of their favored
location, windows everywhere for
view and fresh air, breezeways,
decks, all of it.
And showers: All cater to their
occupants and visitors with outdoor
showers to rinse the Gulf and the
beach off the lucky people who have
used those joys. Every dwelling near
any beach should have such an ame-
nity.



Thirsty? Hungry?
Stop here during
Tour of Homes
In conjunction with
Saturday's Tour of Homes,
Island's End restaurant in
Anna Maria will offer a wine
tasting and appetizers from
2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets, at
$5, are available at the door or
from any of the five home sites.
Proceeds from the ticket sales
will go to the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center.
The restaurant is located at
Pine Avenue and Gulf Drive.


The tour will be from 10 a.m.
until 4 p.m., and a homes tourist
may join the leisurely trip at any
point along the route, buying a
ticket for $10 before the tour or for
$12 the day of the tour.
Those who can should walk or
bike instead of driving a car be-
tween tour stops, said Barbara Ma-
son, who chairs the event. Parking is
scarce in Anna Maria and there-
abouts. A late addition to the tour is
a bus that will circulate around the
sites;
It isn't just homes Saturday, for
there are other features to add to the
enjoyment.
There will be food. The cottage
of Rex and Helen Hagen will host


the tour luncheon with chicken
salad and delicacies made the day of
the tour. The Island's End restaurant
at 204 Pine Ave. will offer a wine
tasting and appetizers, with $5 tick-
ets purchased at the door with
food proceeds to the tour.
The Hagen home at 108 Oak
Ave. also will be the site of the Is-
land Tropical Treasures Boutique,
which has grown in popularity over
the tour's eight years..
Winner of the "Island Fantasy"
quilt hand-stitched by the Eyeland
Needlers will be drawn at 3 p.m. at
the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., sponsor
and beneficiary of the tour.
Tickets for the raffle at $1 may be


Saturday
purchased at the Center, at Island
Publix when the quilt is displayed
by volunteers, 3900 East Bay St.,
Holmes Beach, and at Ginny's An-
tiques & Art, 5600 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
On the tour this year are the
homes of Charlie and Ruth Cawein,
107 Tuna St.; Ed and Florence Hall,
820 N. Shore Drive; Jim and
Suzanne Van Gundy, 799 N. Shore
Drive; the Hagens, 108 Oak Ave.;
and Jim and Zita Gavin, 4501 Third
Ave. All are in Anna Maria except
the Gavin "Designer Cottage,"
which is in Holmes Beach.


Bus added

to tour
With parking at a pre-
mium, the 2002 Tour of Homes
has added free bus service to
part of the tour route between
10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday,
March 9.
The bus will circulate on
North Shore Drive, Tuna Street
and Jacaranda Avenue, picking
up passengers and dropping
them off at the three tour
homes on that route.
Patrons of the tour may
park on the streets near the
route, mainly Jacaranda, said
Barbara Mason, who chairs the
event. The bus is being pro-
vided by the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center, spon-
sor and beneficiary of the tour.


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108 Oak Ave.
Anna Maria
"I've concluded that the epitome of being
spoiled," said Helen Hagen, "is having your area
rug match your dishes."
It does, and everything else about this classic
revival-style home seems to match the Hagens'
lifestyle. That runs from the greatroom's leather
furnishings to the hot tub in the breezeway to the
master bath's stained-glass window to the flow of
Gulf breezes throughout the open house.
It took them long enough to get this gem the
way they wanted it: Eighteen months for a build-
ing permit, nine months of construction and well
worth it, they figure.
The old beach cottage from which the new
buildings sprouted was on property dating back
to George Bean, early Anna Maria settler. It's two
buildings, the main house and above-garage
guest residence that bears the imprint of Island
architect Tom Eatman two bedrooms, bunk
beds in loft, balcony with a huge view of the Gulf
and Island, complete with telescope. A Wyland
acrylic sculpture, "Kiss of the Sea," will be moved
to the new house soon.
The main home has one big bedroom and a


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study, kitchen finished in maple pearlized glaze,
and a great, greatroom. Its deck leads to the dunes
and the Gulf beyond.
The Hagens have turned their specialized
publishing business over to their son and daugh-
ter in Indiana and are now here full time. This is
their fourth Anna Maria house, and last they
hope.


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The living room in the main house overlooks the Gulf.


The Hagen's comfortable guest quarters overlook the Gulf.


Bunk bedsare a big hit with grandchildren.


The Tour of Homes is
A benefit for the Anna Maria
Island Community Center


A water fountain is featured in the breezeway.


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Tour of Homes
Special to The Islander March 6, 2002
The Islander



Charles and

Ruth Cawein
107 Tuna St.
Anna Maria
This may well be the only house anywhere
that was designed around a bird house, and both
are dandies.
Cawein meticulously designed and built the
bird house while still in New York, and then had
it all created in Anna Maria. The Caweins knew
where it would be, for they bought the property
from Ruth's family.
It all took years and stages, for their improve-
ments and expansion were controlled by the fed-
eral flood agency's requirement that changes be
worth no more than 50 percent of the property's
value. They got to improve the original two-bed-
room house, added to it four years ago and fin-
ished the job in April 2001. They built the master
bathroom six years before the master bedroom
could be added.
The house reflects their history and interests.
He was administrator and she director of educa-
tion of a hospital in New York state. So they have
a "Mid-Hudson Room," with antique furnishings
and paintings and other relics of the north. There
are 1878 lamps from his mother's collection; two
single-barrel shotguns hang high on a wall his
father's and her father's.
In another corner, a Gibson guitar reposes in
honorable retirement, the instrument he played
with a combo in his youth. He paid $300 for it 50
years ago.
He is a model boatbuilder, and has put two
years into the U.S.S. Constitution, "Old
Ironsides."
The bird house? It is atop a pillar just off the
backyard deck.


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799 N. Shore Drive
Anna Maria
This is a truly striking home, however you
look at it from inside or out.
It is the real glass house, glass all over, even
the bricks. It has a round arched roof, an award-
winning design by architect Michael Shepherd. It
has "his" and "hers" baths.
The house literally snuggles up to the sand
dunes, and the views from the living levels are an
extravaganza of nature. The ground floor is sim-
ply a big open area roofed by the house, great for
parties and other big events.
The main floor features a large living room
and guest quarters. On the top floor are a big bed-
room with a balcony of full size by anyone's reck-
oning, and of course those "his" and "hers."
This was tIhe first house the Van Gundys looked
at when they started searching while here for the
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mother lives in University Park, her father had a
beer distributorship here and her brother had a


recycling business in Sarasota pre-Waste Manage-
ment and now is Waste Management manager.
Besides the Winston Salem house, the Van
Gundy's have a lake house in North Carolina and
an apartment in Manhattan, but "we'll probably
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Ed and


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820 N. Shore Drive
Anna Maria
Ed Hall loves Anna Maria and the Gulf and
the view of it all, and figured out a house that
gives him what he cares most about.
There are windows everywhere. Every room
has a balcony. The view from the widow's walk
atop the house is spectacular.
The "living" floors are the second and third,
with three guest rooms and a media room on the
second and an outstanding greatroom taking up
the third except for a bedroom and the kitchen.
The gourmet kitchen is a labor of love which
Hall designed with designer.Emily Anne Smith.
It's finished in Amish honey-pine cabinetry, even
the refrigerator is encased behind doors and
drawers of pine.
The Halls are into antiques, with a handmade
American flag, a fireplace from the Longboat Tav-
ern in England, an extensive collection that re-
flects New England of the 18th and 19th centuries.
One small antique side table-has a place in his
heart, as it were in 1996 he suffered cardiac
arrest, fell onto the table and the shock started his
heart beating. He'll keep that table,


The Hall home in Anna Maria City.


They are romantics, too. They were married
on Valentine's Day 2001 at Roser Memorial Com-
munity Church. He is a retired Merrill Lynch ex-
ecutive, she was administrator of a law firm in
Orlando when they met.


They run The Museum, an antique shop in
Anna Maria, but they're not obsessed with old
things the floors in their home are tile, each
story has its own air conditioning, and an eleva-
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A iMa Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Mr~r Ann Brockman will
attend the 2002 Academy Awards In Hollywood with her son, KevLb Brockman, Senior VLce
PresIient of Entertaminlent and Cov vmuncatpions for ABC television. We invLte a11 Islanders
to participate in this excLting event by deciding wkQcl ojtkiese beautiful gowns from
JevnnLfer's ofBradenton M ary Ann. s hIould iwearJor Iher "Nig It of 1000 Stars."

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No. 2 The height of glamour in
sky blue with all over crystal bead-
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neckpiece and cut-out back. By
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No. 4 Looking rich in midnight No. 3 Stunning red-on-red strap
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