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

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

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

Material Information

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

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

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Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
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the news ... Islander travelers cover the globe, B section.




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It's a girl! See page 11.


"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"


Bravo for the Air Force Reserve Concert Band
The U.S. Air Force Reserve Concert Band preformed at the Anna Maria Island Community Center March 8
The band played familiar favorites and new patriotic tunes for the more than 400 guests. The music was
especially moving for the audience with so many Americans serving their country in the Middle East and
throughout the world. Islander Photo: J.L. Robertson.


Sandpiper Resort land offered to resident


Call it the story of willing sellers and willing
buyers.
Vorbeck Equities, owners of the Sandpiper Mobile
Resort in Bradenton Beach, want to sell the property, in-
cluding all 204 mobile home spaces. The Sandpiper resi-
dents want to buy, although the sale price is still under
negotiation.
Residents at Sandpiper own their units, but not
the land, paying instead a monthly rental fee to the
park owners.
Resident association president Gordan Cleland
said residents have 45 days to reach a decision to make
an offer to buy the mobile home complex in the 2600
block of Gulf Drive. There are 161 homeowners in the
park, which first opened in 1934.


"We were presented an option to buy March
Cleland said, "which we've tried to do for many yea
We're not in favor of anyone but us to stay here,a
we're very optimistic."
Cleland declined to mention the asking price
the property, which stretches east of Gulf Drive
Anna Maria Sound.
Residents were meeting with attorneys at pressti
Tuesday to discuss details. Florida law requires om
ers of mobile home parks to offer the property to
residents for sale first, giving them "first refusal" rig
before selling to anyone else.
The property is 7.4 acres in size. The Mana
County Property Appraiser has assessed the value
the land at $623,000.


Partial building moratorium proposed


A six-month moratorium on property rezonings,
comprehensive plan amendments and street vacations
in Bradenton Beach may be in effect by late April.
City commissioners unanimously directed the or-
dinance be drafted. It is expected to be addressed by the
city's planning and zoning board later this month, fol-
lowed by two public hearings before the city commis-
sion, preceding a decision on the matter in April.
The moratorium issue mostly echoes a petition
drive by citizens earlier this year. Commissioners re-
jected the citizen petition for a moratorium after City
Attorney Alan Prather said it was legally insufficient,
but directed him to provide a modified version for re-
view.
The major change between the citizen petition and
the building ban proposed by the commission lies in the
element of voter approval of changes. The citizens
wanted the matter to go to voters on a referendum;
commissioners apparently believed citizen comment at
public hearings would be sufficient.
Projects currently "in' the pipeline" develop-


ments that have already applied to the city for
rezonings or comp plan amendments would be al-
lowed to continue within the routine process.
The moratorium, commissioners hope, will give
them time to review the land development codes and
comprehensive plan as it relates to growth in the city.
A proposed visioningg" process would coincide with
the planning reviews.
The focus of the debate is the city's 13-year-old
comprehensive plan, the guiding document for growth
in Bradenton Beach. The plan, when it was created in
1989, encouraged growth, especially in the central part
of the city and in the Bridge Street area.
The central city section exploded in growth in the
late 1990s, with major renovations made to the Silver
Surf Resort, the Tortuga Inn and Queens Gate motels,
and the creation of the large-scale condominium devel-
opment Bermuda Bay.
The city applied for and received grants totaling $1
PLEASE SEE MORATORIUM, NEXT PAGE


Volume 10, no. 18, March 13, 2002 FREE


First DOT


bridge report


due at March


26 workshop
By Paul Roat
Islanders have less than two weeks to wait before
the condition of the Anna Maria Bridge is revealed.
Florida Department of Transportation spokesper-
son Marsha Burke said public workshops will be held
March 26 in Bradenton and April 4 in Holmes Beach
to report on the structural, mechanical and electrical
systems on the 45-year-old bridge that links Holmes
Beach to Perico Island and the mainland.
DOT contractors have spent the past six months
going over the bridge from below the water up. The
results of the inspection are still being reviewed, Burke
said, but will be ready for public consumption by the
time of the workshops.
The March 26 session will be at the First Baptist
Church of Bradenton, 1306 Manatee Ave. W.,
Bradenton. The April 4 meeting will be at St. Bernard
Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
"We don't have any information at this point,"
Burke said. Consultants PBS&J have completed the
S inspection findings and DOT has forwarded the infor-
mation to Tallahassee for internal review.
7," "All I can say is there is nothing unsafe about the
ars. bridge," Burke said.
and Based on the results of the review of the bridge's
condition, three options will be considered by DOT:
cfor No build, or routine maintenance, "may be all that
e to is necessary to ensure the integrity of the Anna Maria
Bridge," according to the DOT. Repair alternatives
ime
wn- PLEASE SEE BRIDGE, NEXT PAGE


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Blimey blarney!
There'll be plenty o' blarney to go 'round this
weekend as the Island celeb
This year's ration of Gaelic festivities include
a brunch sponsored by the Island's Ancient Order
of Hibernians at the Moose Lodge. Tickets are re-
quired and may be purchased from Irish wag Don
Maloney, 778-4865.
A parade celebrating St. Patrick's Day is open
to all comers, leaving Holmes Beach city hall at 2
p.m., traveling up 59th Street to Gulf Drive and
north to Island's End at Pine Avenue for a celebra-
tion with live music, food, beverages and fun.
Not on the St. Patty bandwagon, but cause to
celebrate, there's a little heralded Junior Little
League game Saturday, the first-ever official con-
test to be played on Birdie Tebbetts Field, between
the Island and Manatee East.
Game time 10 a.m. and everyone's invited.
The late Tebbetts' siblings were making plans to
attend at presstime and invite all their friends,
friends of Birdie, and all fans of baseball, to meet
them at the ballpark.

ISLANDER 1
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Bridge hearing coming up
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
consist of proactive major repairs to the bridge, includ-
ing structural and corrosion protection.
Rehabilitation, including widening travel lanes,
adding shoulders and replacing sidewalks on the struc-
ture, including the bascule (movable portion). Also, the
bridge would be improved to handle current require-
ments for vehicle loads.
If the results of the bridge evaluation, including a
cost-benefit analysis comparing repairs versus reha-
bilitation, determine the bridge can't be fixed, a third
option may be chosen:
Replacement, although DOT officials said the re-
placement alternative is not a part of the initial study.
Should it be determined that the bridge cannot be repaired,
the second portion of the project development and envi-
ronmental study will consist of evaluating replacement
alternatives, including a low-level bascule drawbridge, a
mid-level bascule and a high-level fixed bridge.

Moratorium tentatively OK'd
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
million to improve the Bridge Street area in an effort to
encourage a business revitalization in the early 1990s.
That revitalization finally evolved in the late 1990s with
the Bridgewalk resort-shop-restaurant project at Bridge
Street and Gulf Drive, the 2001 Sand Castle condo pro-
posal at the southwest comer of the intersection and the.
Old Bridge Village condo-office project on Bay Drive
South, approved in January.
It was the Old Bridge Village project that spurred the
revisiting of growth plans in the city. Residents objected
to the scale and land-use changes proposed for the project.
Commissioners narrowly approved the development, and
citizens received the necessary signatures on petitions to
have the city commission revisit the issue. Failing to re-
verse the commission's vote on the matter, petitioners
hoped to have the matter go on the ballot as a referendum
to allow the voters to decide the project's fate.
However, state law prohibits land-use matters to be
decided by voters, and the matter was dropped.
But not over, as vowed by a citizen coalition hoping
to curb the loss of "historic" cottages in the area.


Last chance for Mary Ann's gown


This is the last week for voting on the gown Mary
Ann Brockman will wear to the Academy Awards blast
in Hollywood.
Islander readers have been voting in droves for the
gown of their choice, selecting a favorite from among
four offered by Jennifer's of Bradenton.
Brockman, executive director of the Anna Maria
Island Chamber of Commerce, will wear the winner to
the Oscar celebration. She will accompany her son
Kevin, senior vice president of entertainment and com-
munications for ABC-TV.


Tidemark demolition under way
The first phase of the Tidemark hotel/condominium
project in Holmes Beach got under way Monday
with the demolition of two duplexes on the property
adjacent to where the Marina Bay restaurant now
stands. That building will also be demolished at
some point, according to developer Nick Easterling.
Once the duplexes are cleared, construction of a
new seawall will begin, Easterling said. Islander
Photo: Rick Catlin


Also involved in the contest are the Island Players,
who provided the settings for the photo shoot where
Brockman modeled for photographer J.L. Robertson.
Jennifer Scott and Brockman consulted catalogs
and chose four gowns they "wouldn't mind being seen
in" on Oscar night, picked four and Jennifer's procured
them all.
The "winning gown" will be determined by the
quantity of votes.
Voters can win, too. The three whose names come
up in a special "bline" drawing will get one of these
prize packages:
First, $100 gift certificate from the chamber, $100
certificate at Jennifer's, dinner for tiwo at Ooh La La,
$50 from The Islander.
Second, $75 chamber certificate, brunch for two at
Ooh La La, $25 from The Islander.
Third, $25 chamber certificate, latte and dessert for
two at Ooh La La, two Islander "More Than a Mullet
Wrapper" T-shirts.
The form for entry in the contest appears with the
color photos of the gowns in this issue of The Islander.
Remember, deadline is Friday, March 15.
The Academy Awards, with Mary Ann in her
gown, will be March 24 in Hollywood.

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SLongboat Key artist
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pieces for the upcom-
ing wood sculpture
show March 16 to
April 12 at L'Attitude
S-Gallery, 9908 Gulf
1- Drive, Anna Maria.
Levin will join artists
Dennis Elliott and
Lincoln Seitzman
Islander Photo:
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THE ISLANDER M MARCH 13, 2002 M PAGE 3A


Hovercraft wants Anna Maria Meetings


Officials of St. Petersburg-based Hover USA will
be at the Anna Maria City Commission workshop
March 14 to discuss a possible landing site for their
hovercraft along the northeast shore of the city.
Hover USA president Robert Wagner said the
company plans to bring no more than 40 visitors per
day from Pinellas County to an Anna Maria landing


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Nearly six weeks behind schedule,


workers on


site, and only during daylight hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
No passengers would be taken from Anna Maria to St.
Petersburg, he said.
Wagner said his customers would "patronize the
restaurants and shops of downtown Anna Maria."
The company has a Web site at www.hover-
usa.com for further information.


the Anna Maria Island beach renourishment project
from contractor Great Lakes Dredge and Dock are
now supposed to be in the area in anticipation of the
start of dredging and beach renourishment.
Rick Spadoni of Coastal Planning and Engineer-
ing, the county's overseer of the project, said on
Monday he believed the first GLDD staff were now
on the Island, preparing the ground work for the ar-
rival of the first crews.
"It's my understanding they are in the area and
setting up an office, getting ready," said Spadoni.
GLDD should start moving pipe onto the beach be-
tween March 15-20, he said.
The company's dredge, "Illinois," arrived in
Tampa on March 10 for repairs expected to take 10
days, he added. It should be on-site off the northwest
point of the Island by March 21.
Phase One of the county's $8.9 million beach
renourishment project will be the .6 mile section in
Anna Maria. That's expected to take about 10 days,
Spadoni said.
Efforts to confirm the arrival of the first GLDD
workers were unsuccessful through the company's
office in Illinois.


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Anna Maria City
March 13, 6:30 p.m., Environmental Education and Enhance-
ment Committee meeting.
March 14, 6:45 p.m., special city commission meeting regard-
ing Waste Management garbage franchise agreement.
March 14,7 p.m., city commission work session. Agenda: public
comment, hovercraft proposal, Veterans Memorial presentation,
code enforcement board vacancy update, proposed budget process,
bond for staff and elected officials, defibrillator discussion, com-
ments on job descriptions, animal-control ordinance discussion,
meeting process discussion, code of conduct, meeting time discus-
sion, emergency items, commission goals, city hall remodeling dis-
cussion, audit review, Belle Haven grant discussion, town hall
meeting discussion, Bayfront Park meeting discussion, EEEC
memorial proposal discussion, Vision Manatee presentation and
use of city attorney discussion.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.
Bradenton Beach
March 13, 1 p.m., special city commission work session at
Sandpiper Mobile Resort, 2601 Gulf Drive. Agenda: determi-
nation of 27th Street city location, 26th Street issues, bus and
trolley stop discussion, crosswalk discussion, commission re-
marks and public comment.
March 14, 6:30 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting.
Agenda: major development and planned-unit development at
302-304 Gulf Drive S.
March 19, 1 p.m., scenic highway meeting.
March 20, 6:30 p.m., board of adjustment meeting.
March 21, 1 p.m., city commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.
Holmes Beach
March 13, 7 p.m., parks and beautification committee meeting.
March 14, 10 a.m., Holmes Beach Civic Association meeting.
March 15, 8 a.m., charter review ad hoc committee meeting.
March 19, 1 p.m., planning commission meeting.
March 21, 10 a.m., code enforcement board meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.
Of Interest
March 18, 3 p.m., Island Transportation Planning Organization
meeting, Bradenton Beach City Hall.
March 18, 5:30 p.m., Turtle Watch volunteer training meeting,
Holmes Beach City Hall.


Beach renourishment crews


here, somewhere


Turtle Watch volunteers
meet Monday
Both veteran and wannabe sea turtle support-
ers will meet Monday, March 18, to learn about
the Island Turtle Watch organization.
Suzi Fox, who holds the state permit for ma-
rine turtle protection on the Island, said coordina-
tors should be at Holmes Beach City Hall at 5:30
p.m. Volunteers, both experienced and new,
should be there at 6:30 p.m.
A training video and discussion of sea turtles
will take place.
Each year, hundreds of volunteers comb the
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THE ISLANDER 0 MARCH 13, 2002 0 PAGE 5A


Historic Cortez school house plans unveiled


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
What the historic 1912-built Cortez school build-
ing needs is $650,000 worth of rehabilitation and a
fulltime employee to organize everything, said Mana-
tee County.
What the schoolhouse needs is for us to lease it
from the county and handle it all ourselves, said Cortez.
In an extraordinarily civil disagreement between
two strong personages, the matter remains unsettled but
with the battle lines clear. It all came out at a meeting
last week of Cortez Waterfronts.
Delivering the county's position was Maggie Marr,
county grants coordinator. Taking up gentle arms for
the Cortez preference was Karen Bell, who runs A.P.
Bell Fish Co. and owns Star Fish Co.
There was little disagreement over what the his-
toric school will become a recreated grand brick
building where the fishing villagers can meet, marry
and muse over their history in their own museum.
How to get it there is at issue, along with who takes
it there, Cortez or county.
The county owns the building, bought it in 1998
with the Florida Communities Trust sharing the cost.
State participation complicates any prospect of
Cortezians ending up with the asset, and of the county's
prospect of letting it happen.
Bell proposes to have the Florida Institute of Salt-
water Heritage take the school for the village. But FISH
couldn't own it even if it had the money to buy, Marr
said. Because of state participation in ownership, it's
an asset "for the people of Florida" and won't be sold.
"Then we are going to lease it," Bell informed her.
"We're ready. We want to get in there."
The meeting was designed to hear what the county
had in mind for the school from the restoration
project's architect, Linda Stevenson, who was intro-
duced as the woman who "will bring the school back
to life." Introducer was Jane von Hahmann, Cortez
businesswoman, county commissioner and chair of
Cortez Waterfronts.
Stevenson detailed plans aimed at fitting the


school for community use, preserving its historic
characteristics while meeting 2002 building codes
and standards.
J The roof must be repaired, heart of pine floors re-
suscitated, structural base strengthened, walls patched,
windows replaced, portico rebuilt, conduits concealed,
air conditioning installed, stucco either removed from
the bricks or restored.
It will take money and Cortez must go to the
county commission to support that effort, Marr said.
The importance the county assigns this project was
reflected in the elevation of official representation
- Chips Shore, clerk of the circuit court, county
comptroller and the only permanent member of the
Manatee County Historical Commission; Cathy


Slusser, an historian and Shore's right arm in his-
toric preservation; and several others of power in
Manatee's preservation structure.
Shore noted that FISH very recently submitted an
application for a grant, and Marr said she was prepared
to ask for a special category grant this year if Cortez
can convince the commission of its urgency.
Bell, who is treasurer of FISH, said she was con-
vinced Cortezians could do much of the restoration
work themselves for much lower cost.
Marr said she would leave a copy of Stevenson's
plans in Cortez for villagers to study, put in writing
everything they want for the building, and let her steer
it through the bureaucratic labyrinth it must negotiate
in the county and in Tallahassee.


A gift of love
Russ Olson, co-
chairman of the
Kiwanis Club of
Anna Maria Island's
Valentine's Day
"10th Annual
Kiwanis Big Band
Benefit Dance," club
President Robinson
"Sky King and Bill
Tester present a
$2,500 check to
Pierrette Kelly,
executive director of
the Anna Maria
Island Community
Center. To date, the
Center's Foundation
fund has received
more than $25,000
from the Island club.


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You figure
What's been just talk for the past few years has
taken on a more pressing sense of urgency in
Bradenton Beach.
It's sort of like being too rich, or too thin.
Bradenton Beach is very nearly or maybe has be-
come already too successful.
Scroll back in time a decade and, for short- or long-
term Islanders, you'll remember that Bridge Street could
almost pass as the main street of a ghost town. The city
was desperate for growth, for development, for ANY-
BODY to come and visit, or buy, or start up a store or
anything other than use Bradenton Beach as a pass
through for Longboat Key.
But then things changed.
First came the $1 million in state grants for im-
provements to Bridge Street.
Then came some new houses. The houses weren't the
quaint bungalows, old fisherman's cottages or simple sub-
urban-style homes the residents were accustomed to.
These houses were big. Really big. Tall and big.
Then, in the middle of the city, came some big
developments. Condos. A decade ago city officials
would have given an arm and a leg for some nice, big
condos. Even a few years ago, there wasn't too much
mumbling about big-scale development.
But-when they got bigger and bigger, as did the
houses, the mumbling got a little louder. The mumbling
turned to a roar when residents realized the scope and
scale of some of the projects that while still on paper
didn't look so bad.
Collectively, the projects were thought over-
whelming. And they were gobbling up smaller homes.
And the roar finally turned into a shriek two
months ago, when residents petitioned the city to over-
turn its decision to approve a bayfront project.
Although perhaps late, city officials did listen. The
city attorney has been directed to draft language that
could allow the city to implement a moratorium on
street vacation, rezonings and comprehensive plan
amendments for six months. The new ban could be in
effect as early as mid-April.
Is it too little, too late? Perhaps.
Is it exactly what the city hoped and dreamed
would happen 10 years ago? You betcha.
As the city's advisors way back when explained, if
the expected revitalization finally hits, you'll be
swamped with people, business, new revenue and
pretty much a new city. Property values will skyrocket.
Is that what the city wants now?
You figure.


SLICK Better late than never! By Egan




Opinion


Check the quality
I wonder if anyone in a position of authority on this
Island has bothered to commission a study of the air
quality on Anna Maria.
With the many tourists, snowbirds, locals, as well
as the people who come from Bradenton and Longboat
Key to shop at Publix, as well as those who just use the
Island as an extended U-turn between Manatee Avenue
and Cortez Road, I suspect our air quality has degraded
in the past few years.
It might be a worthwhile endeavor for our mayors
to get together and check it out.
John Gilroy, Holmes Beach

Shocked by police behavior
Upon leaving the Gulf Drive Cafe at about 9 p.m.,
I observed three Bradenton Beach police officers who
had also been in this same restaurant pull over a pass-
ing motorist for not yielding to the three of them as they
started across the street. The motorist may or may not
have violated a traffic law.
The reason for this letter is that the motorist in
question was an elderly man accompanied by his eld-
erly wife. Also, they were winter visitors from Ontario,
Canada. I saw no evidence of reckless driving on the
part of our visitors. The three police officers, however,
acting like "cops," proceeded to verbally brutalize
these people to the extent of one of them going across
the street to the parking lot; turning on his lights and
siren; and spinning his wheels as he recklessly drove
his cruiser 150 feet to skid to a stop in the pedestrian
walkway in front of the restaurant.
Both I and my wife were shocked at the behavior
of these officers. I live here and felt both fear and
shame. It seems that too many of our local law enforce-
ment officers act as though our Island is a police state.
How many winter visitors and others leave here vow-
ing never to return?


So much
for visioning
In a mainland paper recently, Holmes Beach
Mayor Carol Whitmore tried to make the point that
we the people should wait on Manatee County's pro-
posed charter amendment until her city finishes its
visioningg" project.
Visioning, comprehensive plans, land-use man-
agement whatever you call it are supposed to
be the pre-determined decisions made by a commu-
nity as to how the community wants to grow and
develop, such as commercial over here and housing
and "X" density over there, etc.
Why should we trust visioning any more than
our current adopted regulations? Mayor Whitmore
spearheaded all kinds of changes to our city's com-
prehensive plan, vision and whatever, to get the 40-
unit Tidemark condo/hotel built.
What are the rules? A comp plan or vision has a
shelf life only known to a few? Or, it's OK to change
a plan beyond recognition as long as there is some-
thing to point to if asked if a city has a plan?
The development-happy mayors and councils of
Bradenton, Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach are
destroying our county. From what I've seen of their
handiwork, we the people need a higher power like
the charter amendment if we want teeth in our plan-
ning.
If these politicians don't like it, tough. The
louder they and the chamber and developers scream
against the charter amendment, the more I am for it.
Barbara Lacina, Holmes Beach

Pick it up
It is a city ordinance to pick up your pets' drop-
pings from city or private property.
Please help to keep our Island's pristine beauty.
Gail Patsios, Key Royale Resident Owners Asso-


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Fishing for the big one

in Florida
My husband and I are enrolled in a fishing class at
Manatee Technical College. We've both been fishing
for years, but not in Florida. I grew up in Northern
Minnesota in a family that took fishing seriously. My
grandmother and her three brothers, my great-uncles,
were always on the lake at dawn on the opening day of
fishing season. And as soon as I was old enough to hold
a fishing rod, my grandmother made sure I was in-
cluded.
My husband and I fish on Honeoye Lake in Upstate
New York where we now spend the summers at our
cottage. There, we try to catch bass, sunfish, crappies,
perch and the elusive walleye, a different class entirely
than the Florida grouper, snook and sheepshead. We
also seem to spend a lot more time fishing than actu-
ally catching fish, so a class seemed like the best way
to start our Florida fishing adventure.
Our teacher is Guy DeBlasto, a resident of
Bradenton for 11 years and an inveterate fisherman.
Guy's credentials as a fisherman and fishing teacher
were amply demonstrated at the first class when he
passed around a bag full of photos showing him from
his 20s through the present day, and in each he is hold-
ing at least one large fish.
Then he told us about the 12-pound snook he threw
back that morning and assured us that we would all
leave the class with the knowledge to catch fish like
these. I was hopeful, but not convinced, since our sum-
mer fishing trips have not been too successful.
Guy says he's been fishing for 35 years. He and his
brother caught so many fish in the New York City area
that they came to the attention of the conservation de-
partment. Then, for many years, the two brothers


Guy DeBlasto shows his fishing class some of the finer points of tying knots. Islander Photo: Jean Steiger


tagged and weighed the fish they caught, took scale
samples, released the fish and sent the information to
the conservation department.
Guy and his brother fought pollution in the Hudson
River and both were showcased in an ABC special
called "Airmail" that featured New York subjects.
"Outdoor" magazine also featured Guy in an article on
fishing. In addition, he has written his own articles on
the sport and had them published in sports magazines.
Guy has worked as a gaffer for blue fish and as a
mate on a charter boat. In addition to fishing, he loves
to cook and shared his favorite way to prepare his
catch: "Mix lemon, lime and butter together with a little
fresh parsley and seasonings and marinate before you
fry the fish."


Guy also recommends wrapping fish in parchment
paper with seasonings and baking at 350 degrees.
When I asked how long to bake it, he couldn't tell me.
"I know how long to do it from experience," he
said. But his real specialty is Italian food. His grand-
father, who was an Italian immigrant, was a chef in
New York.
Guy works during the day so he often goes fishing
at night. "I only take what I eat," he said. "I release
the rest. Sometimes I take fish for the needy." Every
Friday, he cooks for the homeless at the Daily Bread in
Bradenton.
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Attorney says Anna Maria art sale needs permit


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
In somewhat of a vindication for
Anna Maria resident Rick DeFrank,
city attorney Jim Dye has said that a
controversial art sale held Dec. 22 was
not a "garage sale" and event organiz-
ers should have obtained a special-use
permit.
The sale was held at the home of
artist Woody Candish, with several art-
ist friends participating.
DeFrank had maintained in several
letters to the city last December that the
yard sale was a violation of city code
because it did not have a permit.
A subsequent investigation by
then Code Enforcement Officer Chuck
White found no violation, particularly
since the event was in its fourth year
and no permit had been required in


previous years.
But DeFrank did not accept the de-
cision, and openly asked at a January
city commission meeting for a ruling
from the city attorney.
After reviewing the files, Dye indi-
cated that garage sales are exempt from
a special-use permit, but "in my view,
the art sale did not qualify for the garage
sale exception."
While garage sales "are not specifi-
cally defined in the city code," said Dye,
"the generally accepted definition of a
garage sale is that it is for sale of used
household or personal articles held at
the home of the seller.
"The [art sale] advertisement indi-
cates that these were new products for
sale and that numerous persons were
selling them, not just the resident of
the property. These characteristics dis-


tinguish this event from a garage
sale," he said.
Since the art sale was a "one-day
event," Dye said, there is "no ongoing
code violation to which code enforce-
ment can respond to."
But that doesn't mean the annual
artists' yard sale can continue without a
permit.
Dye suggested that the city write a
letter to the owner of the property where
the sale was held "informing the owner
that if the event is held in the future, he
should apply for a special-event permit
from the city."
DeFrank said he felt no vindication
from Dye's legal opinion, only that the
city's codes should apply to everyone.
He said he had no personal animos-
ity toward the art sale participants, many
of whom he considers friends and neigh-


bors. "All I've ever asked for is equal-
ity and enforcement of all the city ordi-
nances," he said.
He reiterated that he was not the
original complainant to the city regard-
ing the yard sale.
DeFrank said he hoped the ruling
will "notify residents that there is an
ordinance for special events."
A lot of people in Anna Maria
"don't understand" the ordinance, or
that you are required to obtain a per-
mit from the city if you are working
from your home or even someone
else's, he said.
DeFrank, a former member of the
code enforcement board whose term
ended in 2001, has submitted a request
to Mayor SueLynn asking for appoint-
ment to the current code enforcement
board.


Beachwalker
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 7

sible opportunity, he said, "Are you kidding? My wife
would kill me."
Guy has been married for 32 years and has a son
and a daughter. His daughter, Guy proudly related, is
an excellent fisher. "She goes out during her lunch
hour in a skirt and catches fish right off the pier," he
said.
Guy has taught fishing classes at Manatee Commu-
nity College and the Bradenton YMCA, in addition to
classes in New York before he moved to Florida.
During our first class, Guy emphasized that we did
not need a boat to catch fish. His specialty is wade fish-
ing and fishing off piers. "A fish broke my 50-pound-
test line when I was on a pier, while all the people in
the boats were watching," he related.
He said he often sees the people in the fishing boats
come back empty handed, while he walks away with
his limit.
Besides a rod and reel, Guy explained that we
would need a ruler (to make sure the fish size is within
regulation), a copy of the fishing laws, a bait bucket, a


knife, and a supply of hooks, sinkers and swivels. He
recommends a size 3/0 or 4/0 hook and 50-pound-test
line. The smaller shrimp about 3 to 4 inches in
length make the best sized bait.
When he discussed wade fishing, he advised
stringing the bait bucket and live fish stringer through
a plastic float that is tied to a 20-foot-long rope that can
be attached to your belt or tied around the waist. This
allows the live bait and the fish you catch to float far
enough away to prevent any passing shark that decides
to help himself to your catch from also taking a bite out
of you.
This information may also prevent me from wade
fishing. However, Guy assured us that shark sightings
are rare and only once has he found nothing but a fish
head when he pulled it in.
Another class period was devoted to fishing off of
piers what to look for, which fish we might catch,
how to hook a line, the tides and their relation to fish
behavior (always cast into the tide), spoons, lures and
sinkers. I was delighted to learn that Anna Maria Island
piers offer some of the best fishing around.
For the third class, Guy told us to bring our rod and
reels and some pliers. We were going to learn how to
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leader, a second to secure the sinker, and finally, how
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while Guy (and many of my classmates) are able to
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my experience as a Girl Scout.
When Guy offered a second class on knot tying for
those of us who needed more help, my husband, who
had been out of town for the first one, grabbed the op-
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home.
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home and spent the next hour trying to recreate the
knots he had learned in class.
Then he told me that Guy had invited us to come
with him on a snook-fishing trip to one of his favorite
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Players audition on Sunday
Auditions for "Key for Two" will be at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday at the Island Players Theatre, 10009 Gulf Drive,
Anna Maria, play director Geoffrey Todd has announced.
This audition is a half hour later than originally sched-
uled, he noted. He has parts for three men and four women
ages 30 through 60. The play will open May 10, running
through May 19. Details may be obtained at 778-5755.

Democrats to hear McClash
Manatee County Commissioner Joe McClash will
delve into the "Accord" for the Anna Maria Island
Democratic Club at its meeting Monday, March 18.
The session will be a Dutch-treat lunch at the
Beach House restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton
Beach. Reservations are not required, said the group's
president, Dale De Haan.
McClash is immediate past chairman of the county
commission and an active participant in the spirited
arguments regarding improving the county's form of
government. The "Accord" is an outgrowth of that
controversy. Subtitle of his discourse Monday is "And
the People's Voice."
Further information is available from De Haan at
778-9287.

Street sale set Saturday
at Pines Trailer Park
A street sale is scheduled from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Saturday, March 16, at Pines Trailer Park in Bradenton
Beach.
The park is on the bayfront just north of Bridge
Street, with entrances there and at 103 Church St. Of-
fered for sale will be arts and crafts, white elephant,
homemade pies, sandwiches and hot dogs.
Further information may be obtained by phoning
778-4651.


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Saturday in Cortez
Heritage Day will be noted in Cortez starting at 10
a.m. Saturday, March 16, with the museum opening,
videos and boat tours along the Cortez waterfront.
The observance will headquarter at the Cortez
Community Center in the former fire house, 4523
123rd St. Ct. W. There the Cortez Village Historical
Society will show its documentary, "Commercial Fish-
ing Through the Centuries," every two hours.
The village's historical museum also is housed in
the building, and will be open for public viewing.
Capt. Kim Ibasfalen is to run boat tours of the
Cortez waterfront and Sarasota Bay during the festivi-
ties.
"And it is hoped people will have 'lunch on your
own,' at one of two Cortez-style waterfront restaurants,
Star Fish Co. and Cortez Kitchen," said Mary Fulford
Green, treasurer of the historical society.
She noted that the next big public event there will
be April 13, the annual Cortez Natives Picnic for
Cortezians and friends from all over, at the old Fulford
Fish House.

$5,000 Giveaway
added to Affaire 2002
Tickets have gone on sale for the $5,000 Giveaway
at this year's Affaire to Remember fundraiser for the
Anna Maria Island Community Center.
The tickets are $50 each, with a limited number of
300 to be sold. They may be obtained at the Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, or arranged by calling
778-1908. The winning entrant will be drawn at the
May 4 Affaire.
The major fundraiser for the Center, the dinner/
auction will be at the "ballroom" of St. Bernard Catho-
lic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Res-
ervations at $95 per person or $750 for a table of eight
may be made at the Center now.
That will include a champagne reception, dinner,
dessert, wine, open bar and chance to bid in the live and
silent auctions. Prizes in the auctions range from vaca-
tion packages, sports events, children's summer pro-
grams, diamond tennis bracelet, a 36-inch Sony televi-
sion, and many others.
Last year's Affaire raised more than $200,000 for
the Center and its programs for children and adults.

Spring fashion show
set by St. Bernard Guild
The Ladies Guild of St. Bernard Catholic Church
will stage its annual fashion show and luncheon at noon
Wednesday, March 20, at the church's activity center,
248 Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
Reservations are required and the deadline is Sun-
day, March 17. Reservations at $10 may be made with
Nina Compton at 778-3397.


St. Pat's admirers
celebrate Sunday
The Island will be aswarm with Irish and
friends as they celebrate St. Patrick's Day Sunday,
March 17, with a big brunch, the announcement of
Irishman of the Year and a parade.
The brunch will substitute for the annual St.
Paddy's breakfast, organized by the Island's An-
cient Order of Hibernians, the sons of Erin opting
for midday instead of morning with the big day
falling on Sunday. Next year, back to breakfast.
The Irishman of the Year will be named at the
brunch, which starts at 11:45 a.m. at the Moose Lodge
hall, 110 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. In charge
again this year is an Irish Islander of the greatest or-
der, Don Maloney, and he'll have a lot of Irish to
spread around in song and dance and muses.
The parade is sponsored by the Beach Bistro
and Island's End restaurants and organized by
owner Sean Murphy, a fine Irish lad.
Paraders will assemble at 2 p.m. at the Holmes
Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, and start parad-
ing an hour later. Everyone is invited, as participant
or spectator or sponsor, said this event's organizer.
They will head west on 59th Street, north on
Gulf Drive, ending up at Pine Avenue where a re-
freshment tent will be set up in the Island's End
parking lot. Beverage proceeds will go to the Anna
Maria Island Community Center.
Highlights of the parade will include the South-
east High School marching band, Manatee High
string section, Privateers, cars from Tiffany condo-
miniums, Parade Queen Pat Geyer, Joey and Chuck
Lester in their Rolls Royce, Bob Spencer and his
cigarette boat, local dignitaries and members of
Island rescue teams and a Manatee Trolley.
At the Pine Avenue climax of the event, enter-
tainment in addition to the bands will include vo-
calist Howie Banfield and Katie Powers and her
Irish Dancers.
Tickets are required for the brunch, and may be
ordered from Sara Maloney, 778-4865.

Trolley planned for
St. Patrick's parade
Islanders should get their first look at the long-
awaited Manatee Trolley Sunday, March 17, at the
annual St. Patrick's Day parade.
Manatee County Area Transportation spokesper-
son Susan Hancock said the trolley will make its ini-
tial appearance in the parade and a a ribbon-cutting
ceremony with local dignitaries will launch the trolley.
Now that titles to all five trolleys have been ob-
tained from the manufacturer, Hancock said she ex-
pects to start the initial trolley service on the Island on
Saturday, March 23.


Hot couch
West Manatee Fire & Rescue firefighters were considerate enough to drag this burning couch outside before
dowsing it with water March 6. No one was injured in the blaze, which took place at 3217 Gulf Drive in
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Obituaries


Evva M. Ames
Evva M. Ames, 84, of Holmes Beach, died March
5.
Born in Canada, Mrs. Ames came to Manatee
County in 1965. She was owner and manager of rental
properties in Canada and Holmes Beach. She was Prot-
estant.
Visitation and services were March 9. Memorial
contributions may be made to the American Heart As-
sociation, P.O. Box 21475, St. Petersburg FL 33742.
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island Chapel, was in
charge of arrangements.
She is survived by daughter Shirley M. Poirier of
Ontario; sons Ronald C. of Bradenton and Garry J. of
Ontario; brothers Claire Pacey and Tom Pacey, both of
Canada; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchil-
dren.
Bernard F. Burke
Bernard F. Burke, 86, of Sarasota and formerly
Anna Maria Island, died March 8.
Born in Cleveland, Mr. Burke came to Manatee
County from Berea, Ohio, 34 years ago. He owned
Burke's Tackle. He served in the U.S. Marines during
World War II. He was a member of Disabled Ameri-
can Veterans, American Legion, and commander, trea-
surer and life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars. He
attended Whitfield Presbyterian Church.
Visitation was March 12 and services will be at 11
a.m. Wednesday, March 13, at Toale Brothers
Bradenton Chapel, 912 53rd Ave. W., Bradenton.
Memorial contributions may be made to Multiple Scle-
rosis Society, 550 N. Reo St., Tampa FL 33609, or to
Alzheimers Association, 1230 Tuttle Ave. S., Sarasota
FL 34239.
He is survived by daughter Eileen Gragg of
Okeechobee; sons Larry A. and Timothy 0., both of
Sarasota; and three grandchildren.

Gloria G. Hill
Gloria G. Hill, 76, of Bradenton, died March 8.
Born in Utica, N.Y., Mrs. Hill came to Manatee
County from San Antonio 25 years ago. She was a
computer programmer consultant for 20 years. She was
a 1964 graduate of Manatee Community College. She
was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church, Holmes
Beach, and a member of the Women's Guild of the
church.
Private services are planned at a later date. Memo-
rial contributions may be made to Hospice of South-
west Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238.
She is survived by daughter Andrea P. Bartlum of
Palm Harbor; son James P. Pedigo of Longwood; sis-
ters Theresa Tomel of Bradenton and Carmelita M.
Oswald of Tucson; and six grandchildren.


Thomas G. Ireson
Thomas G. Ireson, 81, of Bradenton Beach and
Lockport, Ill., died Feb. 26.
Born in Joliet, Ill., Mr. Ireson served in the U.S.
Navy in World War II. He was a member of the Rotary
Club of Lockport, the Moose Lodge in Bradenton
Beach, past commander of Lockport American Legion,
a volunteer firefighter in Lockport, member of
Lockport Masonic Lodge and member of First Congre-
gational Church of Lockport for more than 70 years.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Goodale Memorial Chapel, Lockport, is in charge of
arrangements.
He is survived by sister Shirley Milne and two
nieces.

Alan E. James
Alan E. James, 89, of Holmes Beach and Perth,
Ontario, died April 20, 2001.
Mr. James was the organizer of the Island seniors
tennis group and was a Seniors Tennis Champion in
Florida. He was much admired on Anna Maria Island
and friends will remember him at a sunset service on
the beach at 6 p.m. March 21.
The gathering will take place at the beach end of
77th Street in Holmes Beach, and in the event of rain,
the memorial service will be moved to the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria.
Close friends of Mr. James, the Rev. Bob Roberts
and his wife Debbie, will lead the service. Fred Meyer,
Mel Yudofsky and Bill Poole will accept memorial
donations at the event for the Roberts' ministry.
Mr. James was the retired owner of James Bros.
Hardware and James Wholesale Tackle Ltd. in Perth.
He was an active member of the Perth Tay Tennis
Club, and was instrumental in establishing the Christie
Lake Softball Club.
He is survived by son George S. of Perth.


Helen Kendrick Richer
Helen Kendrick Richer, 86, of Bradenton, died
March 5.
Born in Amsterdam, N.Y., Mrs. Richer came to
Manatee County from Schenectady, N.Y., in 1976. She
co-owned a family restaurant and was a member of the
Key Royale Golf Club. She was secretary of American
Locomotive.
Memorial services were March 9. Griffith-Cline
Funeral Home, Island Chapel, was in charge of ar-
rangements.
She is survived by son Cort C. of Dexter, Ore., and
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Island events


Tour of Homes

brings $38,000

to Community Center
.The 2002 Tour of Homes raised more than $38,000
Saturday, tour chair Barbara Mason announced.
More than 1,800 tickets sold at $10 and $12 ac-
counted for a good share of the sum, she said, which
compares with 1,200 tickets last year.
........The "Island Fantasy" quilt hand-stitched by the
... Eyeland Needlers brought $4,000 to the tour total, and
was won in a drawing by Pat Archer of Holmes Beach.
The rest of the money came from the Tropical
Treasures Boutique and food sales from a luncheon
hosted by the tour at the Hagen's tour home. A wine
-. tasting at the Island's End restaurant also added to the
proceeds.
The event is an annual fundraiser for the Anna
Maria Island Community Center.
Hundreds of people crowded through the five homes which comprised the 2002 Tour of Homes. The Anna
Maria Island Community Center received $38,000 from the event. Isander Photo: J.L. Robertson


Keeping it tidy
Guests donned booties over their shoes to protect flooring before entering each
of the tour's five homes.


Beachfront dining
Many home tour guests took time out for the leisurely luncheon, an added
fundraising feature of the event, which was offered beachfront under a tent at the
Hagen home on Oak Street overlooking the Gulf of Mexico.


Art show opening
"-. The art awaits its audience and the artists, sculptor Woody Candish and painter Richard Thomas at
the opening reception Saturday for their art show at the historic Times Building on First Street in
Guests take some time to look at Thomas' paintings, while a Sarasota. The shown continues 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Friday. For information or an appointment,
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THE ISLANDER 0 MARCH 13, 2002 N PAGE 13A


Anna Maria dog not dangerous says county


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
That red-nosed pitbull that attacked former Anna
Maria City Commissioner Jay Hill's bloodhound on
Palm Avenue in late January won't be declared danger-
ous, according to the Manatee County Animal Ser-
vices.
That's the word from division supervisor
Lawrence Adams, who told owner Rafe and Cheri
Sackett that there were "insufficient findings during
this investigation" for the female pitbull to be "declared
dangerous" under state law.
Adams made his decision despite noting two pre-
vious incidents where the pitbull had attacked other
dogs: one in October 1999 and the other in early Janu-
ary 2002, just a few weeks before the Hill incident.
In the early January attack, Adams said his inves-
tigation determined that the injuries to both the dog and


his owner were "not serious" and the Sacketts paid for
medical treatment. The owner of the dog attacked by
the Sackett pitbull "did not wish to fill out an affidavit
regarding the incident," said Adams.
In the Hill incident, Adams backed up his findings
with a statement from the veterinary technician who
had treated Hill's dog. It states that the injury was "not
severe and consisted of a single bite, not multiple
bites."
Hill had claimed his dog suffered "a deep puncture
wound and tear to his chest from this attack," said
Adams.
Despite finding the pitbull not dangerous, Adams
said Sackett is not off the hook.
A citation has been issued demanding a mandatory
court appearance "for your dog causing injury to Mr.
Hill's dog."
Cheri Sackett said she did not yet have a date for


the court appearance. -
And Hill, himself, is not yet in the clear.
The Sacketts filed a report with the Manatee
County Sheriff's Office claiming Hill threatened to kill
the dog and her husband if another attack took place
while he was walking his dog.
Cherie Sackett also claimed Hill was on their prop-
erty when the incident took place and had kicked the
pitbull.
She said the pitbull had never deliberately attacked
any human, and she was surprised when the dog was
able to jump the fence, which had been built specifi-
cally to contain the dog, she said.
The state attorneys office in Bradenton had not yet
made a decision on whether or not to file charges
against Hill by press time.
Phone messages left for Hill inviting comment on
the dog attack and sheriff's report were not returned.


Review commission prepares for city manager discussion


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach Charter Review Commission
submitted its second report to the city commission on
March 12, but did not address the issue of a city man-
ager or a change in the form of municipal government
for the city.
Those two issues, however, will likely be on an
agenda within the next few weeks, said review com-
mission chairman Don Schroder.
In its second report, the review commission recom-
mended that an ethics section taken from the Florida.
statute on ethics be included in the charter.
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neutral."
A motion to have terms for city commissioners
increased from two to three years was defeated, but the
commission recommended that there be no limits on
the number of consecutive terms a commissioner can
-serve.
Commission members also recommended that the
city clerk be designated to preside at the first meeting
of a newly elected commission in the absence of the
mayor, but only until such time as the new commission
can elect a chairperson.
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When the commission completes its review, all rec-
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Highway entity

seeks grant money
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
There's a lot of grant money available to small cities
and counties in Florida, and the Bradenton Beach Scenic
Highway Corridor Management Entity wants to get its
share for a variety of projects, including acquisition of
beachfront properties for preservation and public use.
The CME at its March 5 meeting heard from Ryan
Ruskay of the Palm Beach Gardens-based Gehring
Group on a variety of grants available to the city for
land acquisition and other projects.
"One program of up to $400,000 [in funding] is
available," said Ruskay, while in another "you are eli-
gible for up to $6.6 million." Another grant for coastal
projects with up to $50,000 available is coming up in
October.
The CME got an earful from Ruskay that he can be
the writer for a number of grant applications some
matching funds but all with his fee of between
$4,000-5,000 for each application. And it's not a con-
tingency fee. He gets paid whether the city gets the
grant or not. Sorry, "that's state law," said Ruskay.
Unfortunately for the city, time is of the essence to
get one particular grant that will aid the city in paying
for construction of bike paths.
CME chairman Harry Brown said the city might be
about $80,000 short to build the paths. Ruskay said he
could help, but the deadline for a $200,000 Lands and
Water Conservation grant funded by the federal gov-
ernment through the State of Florida was March 12.
He said he could get the basic application in on
time with just a signed letter from the mayor, then get
an extension of the deadline to April 1. "Basically, I
just need a commitment. Then we'll have some time,"
Ruskay said.
Bradenton Beach Mayor John Chappie agreed to
bring the issue up at his city's March 7 commission
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Chappie said he would prepare a list of possible
properties that might fit into the land acquisition pro-
gram and have initial discussions with the owners.
Ruskay said there are a number of grants available
for such acquisitions and cited the purchase of a
beachfront restaurant in Deerfield Beach for $2 million
in grant money and matching funds as an example.
One of the problems for Bradenton Beach, how-
ever, is that the city is a small municipality faced with
very high real estate costs, said Brown. "Where are we
going to come up with the [matching] money?" he
asked.
Ruskay said he could help.

Beach renourishment
The CME was shot down by Manatee County in its
efforts to have sand stockpiled on the beach to replen-
ish the sand dunes. County ecosystems manager
Charlie Hunsicker had told the CME that the stockpiles
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But there is hope for dunes replenishment.
Hunsicker said the county has some project funds for
revegetation of the coast line that would serve as "the
basis for gradual and more permanent dune building."
Accordingly, the CME drafted a letter to Hunsicker
from Chappie requesting that the "S-curve" area on
Gulf Drive "be afforded a dense planting in the inter-
est of public safety and for the turtle program."

Traffic flow and parking
The CME formed a volunteer committee to study
the parking and traffic flow problems in the city.
Brown said the committee "might even have to
look at paid parking" for Coquina Beach and Cortez.
No one is advocating anything, chimed in Chappie, but
the committee should take a look at the issue.
The CME will also send a letter to hotels, motels
and apartment owners advising them to encourage
guests to use the Manatee County Area Transit trolleys
when they begin service within the next few weeks:.
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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 ap-
plies.
Noon to 3 p.m. Woman's Club of Anna Maria
Island dessert card party at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Information: 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 8:30p.m. Adult volleyball at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria. Information: 778-1908.

Thursday, March 14
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.
11:30 a.m. -Off Stage Ladies Auxiliary of the Is-
land Players luncheon at the Bradenton Yacht Club,
4307 Snead Island Road, Palmetto. Reservations:
761-1599 or 795-8753.
Noon Anna Maria Island Rotary Club meeting
at the Beach House Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N.,
Bradenton Beach.
5 to 7p.m. Authentic Greek dinner at the Church
of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. In-
formation: 778-1638. Advanced tickets required.
7 p.m. Sarasota Shell Club meeting at Mote
Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway,
Sarasota. Information: 739-0908.
7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Cruising Class with the
Sarasota Sailing Squadron in the clubhouse at the
northeast comer of Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota.
Information: 388-2355.
7 to 8:15 p.m. Yoga/dance class with Angela
Jackson at the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City. Information: 778-
1908. Fee applies.
8 p.m. Manatee Players opening night of "Ar-
senic and Old Lace" at the Riverfront Theater, 102 Old
Main St., Bradenton. Box Office: 748-5875.

Friday, March 15
8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Anna Maria Art League
"Student Exhibit" at the Anna Maria Island Art League,


5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-
2099.
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. "Downtown Sarasota Close-up"
digital photo exhibit by Bob Fink at the Education Cen-
ter, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Informa-
tion: 383-8811.
10 a.m. to 5p.m. -"Color Splash" exhibit at Island
Gallery West, 5568 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Infor-
mation: 778-6648.
8 p.m. Manatee Players present "Arsenic and
Old Lace" at the Riverfront Theater, 102 Old Main St.,
Bradenton. Box Office: 748-5875.

Saturday, March 16
8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Roser Church Mission yard sale
at Roser Memorial Community Church parking lot, 511
Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-0414.
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pines Trailer Park street sale
at Pines Trailer Park near Bridge Street Fishing Pier,
Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-4651.
10a.m. to noon- Watercolor demonstration by Lee
Mears.and clay hand-building by CoAnne Johnson at Is-
land Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
10 a.m. to noon Rose gardening class with
Russ Bowermaster at Palma Sola Botanical Park, 9800
17th Ave. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 761-2866.
Fee applies.
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. "Wood You Believe" exhibit
opens at L'Attitude Gallery, 9908 Gulf Drive, Anna
Maria. Information: 779-1600.
8 p.m. Manatee Players present "Arsenic and
Old Lace" at the Riverfront Theater, 102 Old Main St.,
Bradenton. Box Office: 748-5875.

Sunday, March 17
2 p.m. Manatee Players present "Arsenic and
Old Lace" at the Riverfront Theater, 102 Old Main St.,
Bradenton. Box Office: 748-5875.
3 p.m. St. Patrick's Day Parade beginning at
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach.
7:30 p.m. "Key for Two" auditions at the Island
Players Theatre, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Infor-
mation: 778-5755.

Monday, March 18
Noon- Anna Maria Island Democratic Club lunch
meeting with guest speaker Joe McClash, Manatee
County Commissioner, at the Beach House Restau-
rant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information:
778-9287.
12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Ceili Dance Group Irish
dance party at the Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
ter, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-
2416. Fee applies.
6:30 p.m. South Bay Association of Bradenton
Beach annual meeting at Bradenton Beach City Hall,
107 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-
3320, or 778-0300.
6:30 to 9 p.m. Canvas cloth class begins at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.


THE ISLANDER E MARCH 13, 2002 0 PAGE 15A
7 p.m. "Search for the Ice Shark" lecture with
George Benz at Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken
Thompson Parkway, Sarasota. Information: 388-4441.
Fee applies.

Tuesday, March 19
10:15 to 11:45 a.m. "Beyond Your Wildest
Dreams" workshop with Angela Jackson at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-2416. Fee applies.
3p.m. Friends of the Library present author Tim
Dorsey at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.
8 p.m. Manatee Players present "Arsenic and
Old Lace" at the Riverfront Theater, 102 Old Main St.,
Bradenton. Box Office: 748-5875.

Wednesday, March 20
10:30 a.m. "Service of the Word" at Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 778-1813.
Noon St. Bernard Ladies' Guild fashion show
luncheon at St. Bernard Catholic Church Activity Cen-
ter, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
778-3397. Tickets required.
Noon to 3 p.m. Duplicate Bridge meets at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-3390. 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 to 7:30 p.m. Parent Support Group with thera-
pist Shirley Romberger at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Infor-
mation: 778-1908.
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.
8 p.m. Manatee Players present "Arsenic and
Old Lace" at the Riverfront Theater, 102 Old Main St.,
Bradenton. Box Office: 748-5875.

Coming up:
Blood drive at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center March 21.
Island Garden Club presents "The History of
Growing Orchids" at the Church of the Annunciation
March 21.
Gulfcoast Sandpiper Barbershop Chorus per-
forms at Neel Auditorium, Bradenton March 23.
Rummage Sale at Anna Maria Island Community
Center March 23.
Manatee County Extension Service spring plant
sale and gardening college at the Manatee County
Fairgrounds March 23.
Butterfly gardening class at Palma Sola Botani-
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Life-line screening at Island Baptist Church
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Hill questions charter review process


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria's charter review commission at its March
5 meeting began the slow but steady process of slogging
its way line by line through the somewhat cumbersome
language and occasionally confusing city charter in hopes
of clarifying problems associated with the document.
But the slogging process was challenged by former
City Commissioner Jay Hill.
"Clarity" does not solve the problem, said Hill. "What
you have is a structural problem. You need to start all over
and [first] consider what form of government will work
Sphere, then go from there."
Charter review commission chairman Tom


Aposporos said that in "defense of the process, we need
to understand this document clearly," before addressing
the issue of the city's form of government.
He had said previously he was reserving judgment on
whether or not the current form of city government
worked for Anna Maria until the initial review of the char-
ter is completed and an analysis of all four forms of city
government is presented and discussed.
Hill again disagreed and said the commission should
"get examples of other charters." He said these cities "gen-
erally don't have the problems this city has."
The commission agreed to continue with its process
of a line-by-line review, and Aposporos noted that as
stated at an earlier charter review meeting, each member


is studying the various forms of government.
There will be an examination of these forms at a fu-
ture meeting, and a comparison made of those forms with
the current Anna Maria system. At that time, Aposporos
expects a decision to be reached by commission members
on any changes to the present form of government.
While nearly all of the initial sections reviewed will
receive a detailed revisit by the commission at a later date,
members agreed unanimously on sweeping changes to the
section regarding the vice mayor.
It was the language in this charter article that confused
many members of the previous commission early last
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By Paul Roat
In a rare public-private partnership, Bradenton
Beach and Bradenton Beach Club developers have pro-
posed entering into a joint paving-drainage plan for
17th Street North.
The agreement would have the developers fund the
engineering drawings for creation of a drainage plan for
the street. The city would pay for drainage improve-
ments from Gulf Drive to about the two-thirds mark on
the long street, where the developer would take over
construction of drainage improvements to transport
water to Sarasota Bay.
The city would also pay for 50 percent of the cost
of paving the street, with the developer footing the rest
of the bill.
However, as Bradenton Beach Club developer
Lynn Hazlett stressed the need for drainage and road
improvements be completed quickly within the next
four months, before the first phase of the condominium
project receives its certificate of occupancy and resi-
dents begin to move in he will pay for the work to
expedite the process.
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estimated total drainage-paving cost, not to exceed
$75,000, spread out over three years under terms of the
preliminary agreement.
The city will be responsible for drainage and road
maintenance in the future.
The final approval of the agreement by the city is
expected March 21.
The apparent, pending agreement caps a more than
18-month-long process for the project. Hazlett and
partner Harry Nikias first appeared before the city's
planning and zoning board in November 2000 with
plans for a 44-unit development. For that proposal to
fly, though, the developers requested vacation of most
of the street. The developers had acquired most of the
property on both sides of the 20-foot-wide platted road.
Commissioners rejected the street vacation pro-
posal.
Bradenton Beach Club developers returned to the
city in March 2001 with a revised plan of 36 units and
no street vacation. That plan was eventually approved,
although at the time commissioners knew the road was
in disrepair and would be in need of work.
As Gulf Drive adjacent to 17th Street is also flood
prone, drainage improvements would also be needed in
the area, commissioners were advised at the time.
The project broke ground, and work has continued


to present. Last week, developers met with commis-
sioners to discuss the matter.
"It has been a very stressful economy," Hazlett
said, "and because it's very critical to preserve the sales
of the project, there is a need to surface the street for
the residents, and we would like it done in time for the
certificate of occupancy."
However, the resurfacing of the road and drainage
improvements would effectively wipe out the city's
annual appropriation for street paving.
Commissioners floated the idea of vacating the
street again, and it appeared that a majority favored
vacating the street to the developers. "It's a road to
nowhere," Commissioner Ross Benjamin said. "It's not
a through street."
However, the process of vacating the street would
take longer than the developers' timetable allowed.
The proposed compromise between the city and the
developer leaves open the possibility of the city-vacat-
ing the street and waiving payments for the roadway
improvements at a future time.
However, even that option has a wrinkle in it the
city appears moving toward a six-month moratorium
on street vacations, and the first payment to Bradenton
Beach Club developers is due October 2002, well into
the city's budgeting cycle for the next fiscal year.


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Streetlife


Island police reports
Anna Maria City
March 1, lost property, 100 Spring Ave., Sand-
bar restaurant. The complainant reported he lost his
money clip and identification near the restaurant.
March 6, lost-stolen property, 700 block North
Shore Drive. The complainant left her home to have
lunch with friends and, when she returned home, dis-
covered $260 missing from her home. There were no
signs of forced entry, according to deputies.

Bradenton Beach
March 2, criminal mischief, Coquina Beach.
Lifeguards called police to report someone had shot
out four windows in one of the new lifeguard stands
with a BB gun overnight. Damage was approxi-
mately $500.
March 5, criminal mischief, Coquina Beach. The
manager of the concession stand at the beach called
police to report someone had vandalized a vending
machine. Damage was estimated at approximately
$300.


Holmes Beach
March 1, trespass warning, Anna Maria Elemen-
tary School. The officer was notified that the mother
of a student, who had been issued a court order to not
have contact with her son, was at the school. The
officer contacted the mother, explained the court
order, and issued a trespass warning.
March 1, information, 3000 block Gulf Drive.
The complainant reported to officers that she was
threatened by an unknown man after she would not
return money she found in a phone booth. The man
had fled the scene before officers arrived.
March 1, theft, 3246 E. Bay Drive, Old Hamburg
restaurant. The complainant said that the day after
dining at the restaurant she discovered her license
tag had been removed from her car.
March 4, Marchman Act, 3600 block East Bay Drive.
A man was discovered in a parking lot. Police determined
he was intoxicated and could not care for himself, and was
placed under the Marchman Act and taken to jail.
March 4, burglary, 600 block Key Royale Drive. The
complainant returned to her home to discover numerous


items missing. A neighbor said he saw someone around
the house, but was not able to identify the suspects.
Among the missing items, with a total value of $7,741,
were tools, a cell phone, a laptop computer and a clock
radio.
March 4, burglary, 5300 block Gulf Drive. The
complainant reported numerous items missing from
a building site. Missing was an air compressor and
hoses, with a total value of $600.
March 5, illegal dumping, 3000 block Avenue F.
The complainant called police after observing a man
dump a container of used motor oil onto a vacant lot.
Police received a description of the suspect, located
him and questioned him. He denied dumping oii.
The caller filed a complaint for illegal dumping.
March 5, obstruction and battery, 200 block 82nd
Street. Police responded to a call of a domestic dispute.
The officers heard loud arguments. Both man and woman
were arrested, but not until attempting to strike officers.
Pepper spray had to be used to quiet the man. The woman
ran from the house and was stopped by officers as she
climbed over a fence in an attempt to flee.


Charter discussion starts
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 16


year, leading to a number of heated arguments, both in and
out of commission chambers. Eventually, Tom Skoloda
was elected vice mayor and a majority of commissioners
then voted for the vice mayor to be chairperson of com-
mission meetings, not then Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh.
Gone is the offending paragraph that states:
"The vice mayor shall preside at meetings of the com-
mission and have such administrative duties as required
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to absence or disability."
The commission also elected to make other changes
in this section, including that the office of the vice mayor
"shall be filled by a commissioner." The current charter
is vague on whether or not the vice mayor has to be a com-
mission member, Aposporos noted.
In addition to setting aside a number of sections for
further review, Aposporos and the commission agreed
with a suggestion from Anna Maria resident Ellen
Trudelle to add a page of definitions for terms used in the
charter.
Commission member Chris Collins agreed to present
a definitions page at the next meeting.
The commission agreed that the six-month residency
requirement was too short, but could not form a consen-
sus for a longer period. One year, 18 months and two years
were considered. This section will be reviewed further at
a later meeting.

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There was also discussion on whether a commissioner
could hold any other municipal office or employment with
the City of Anna Maria during his or her term of office.
The language was unclear if it was referring only to the
City of Anna Maria, or holding a position with Manatee
County or some other government.
Review commission member Mady Iseman then
brought up term limits.
While several commission members did not agree
with term limits, they pledged to review this section later.
There was also a discussion on holding elections in
November, rather than February. Most committee mem-
bers favored the February election date, but if the cost
savings were favorable, would consider a move to No-
vember. Aposporos asked the city staff present to obtain
those cost figures for the next meeting.
The commission scheduled its next meeting for 7
p.m., Tuesday, March 19.


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' South Bay group meets Monday
The South Bay Association of Bradenton Beach
will elect officers at a meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Monday, March 20, at the Bradenton Beach City Hall,
107 Gulf Drive N.
Further information is available at 778 .3320 and
778-0300.
Roser plans yard sale Saturday
The Mission Committee of Roser Memorial Com-
munity Church will have a yard sale from 8 a.m. until
1 p.m. Saturday, March 16.
It will be in the parkihg lot of the church, 511 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria. Proceeds will go to the Special
Mission Fund to help victims of disasters. Details may
be obtained at 778-0414.
* AME holds family concert
Bring the kids, grandma and grandpa. Bring the
whole family to Anna Maria Elementary School.
Timmy Abell is one of the Southeast's top contem-
porary songwriters for children. His performances, a
combination of music and storytelling, have been de-
scribed as "spellbinding." He has received the highest
national awards from the American Library Associa-
tion and "Parent's Choice" magazine.
Abell will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 19,
following AME's monthly Parent-Teach Organization
dinner, which is hosted this month by Shells restaurant
beginning at 5 p.m. in the school's cafeteria.
The cost for the PTO dinner is $6 for adults and $4
for children. Advance purchase for Shells dinner is rec-
ommended. Tickets for Abell's performance are $3 per
person in advance or $3.50 at the door.
To arrange tickets, or for more information, call the
"AME office, 708-5525.

McChesney stars
Former Anna Maria Mayor Dottie McChesney stars
in the Manatee Players' "Arsenic and Old Lace," opening
Thursday, March 14, at the Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old
Main St., Bradenton. It will be at 8 p.m. daily except for
the Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. and Mondays, when the
theater is closed. Tickets at $14 adults, $7 students, are
available at the box office or by calling 748-5875.


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Friday, March 15, marks the end of Island Middle
School's inaugural school year's third quarter. Required
report card conferences will take place on that day from
8:30 a.m. to approximately 8 p.m. The school has sent
announcements home to parents notifying them of their
scheduled conference times. If parents have not received
these, or if they are unable to attend at the assigned time,
they should contact the school office at 778-5200.

'Interiors' at Artists Guild
The works of watercolorist Jacqueline Clark will be
featured in an exhibit through March at the gallery of the
Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island, 5414 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
Title of the show is "Interiors." Clark is a graduate
of the Dayton (Ohio) Institute of Fine Art and teaches
art locally. Details are available at 778-6694.
Demonstrator
Lee Mears will demonstrate watercolor painting from
10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 16, at the artists' coop-
erative Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. Also offering a free demonstration will be CoAnne
Johnson in clay hand-building. Gallery West is open from
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.


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March 3 69 77 0
March 4 54 64 .20
March 5 46 60 0
March 6 56 69 0
March 7 56 70 0
March 8 62 78 0
March 9 66 78 0
Average Gulf water temperature 63
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Tuesday, March 19
Lunch: Barbecue Rib Sandwich or Chicken
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Rice, Fresh Baby Carrots with Ranch Dip, Fruit
Wednesday, March 20
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza or Corndog, Chef
Salad with Dressing, Fresh Broccoli and
Cauliflower, Fruit
Thursday, March 21
Lunch: Spaghetti with Meat Sauce and Roll, or
Cheeseburger with Tater Tots, Chef Salad with
Dressing, Green Beans, Fruit
Friday, March 22
Lunch: Macaroni and Cheese with Ham and a
Roll, or Chicken Patty on Bun, Chef Salad with
Dressing, Mixed Vegetables, Fruit
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Monday, March 18
Breakfast: Breakfast Pockets, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Chicken Wings with Roll, or Tacos, Sweet
Corn, Fresh Fruit
Tuesday, March 19.
Breakfast: French Toast Sticks with Syrup, Yogurt,
Cereal
Lunch: Barbecue Sandwich or Corndog, Oven Fries,
Baked Beans, Fresh Fruit
Wednesday, March 20
Breakfast: Sausage with Toast, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Breaded Beef Patty with Roll or Bean and
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Breakfast: Pancake with Syrup, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Chicken and Noodles with Roll, or Fish on Bun,
Fresh Steamed Broccoli with Cheese Sauce,
Applesauce Cake
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Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs with Toast, Yogurt,-c eal
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza or Breaded Fish on Bun,
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2002 Springfest: Art at its best

The Anna Maria Island Springfest truly -
saw spring arrive last weekend with flawless .... -
weather rolling onto the coastline just in time. .
The Anna Maria Art League's annual -.: ..
spring show attracted large crowds for arts -
and crafts shopping, food and entertainment,
and a chance to visit with friends and soak up
the sun's rays while.doing all the above.
Like the weather, the exhibits couldn't
be beat. Hanna Price, Sun City, won best of
show in the juried event for mixed media in f
the two-dimensional category, while Betty .
Grant, Anna Maria, and her daughter-part-
ner Kandl Kerekes, of Clearwater, won the
same for creative crafts in the three-dimen-
sional category..
First place winners-were Linda Molto. <
of Cortez for graphics in the two-dimen- a -,..^
sional category and L. Aubrey for pottery .
in the three-dimensional category.
In addition, merit awards went to: Terry
Corcoran, oils/acrylics; Jim Wilshire, water- W $
color; Carol Swayze, graphics/pastels;""
Isadora Delavega, jewelry; J. Marsh, photog-
raphy; Albert Jonas Ferrel, mixed media; .
Judith Shepherd-Rains, glass; Denise Cham- -
berlain, pottery; J. Harris, wood; Betty
Johnson, fiber/paper;, David Scheimreif,
sculpture; and Miranda Phaff, creative crafts.
Judging was held Saturday, and the
awards were presented the same.evening.
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working artists, educators and currently on
the Ringling School of Art and Design -
staff, served as judge:. Betty Grant and Kandl Kerekes, best of show three-dimensional works.Islander Photos: Bonner Joy


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djoughtf-eflectpd-in below
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,ground water levels, and
bLelow !jormajsurface water
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levels occurred.
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arniounts last summer, it is
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normal weather patterns are
returning. Normal weather
pattems in southwest Florida
.include dry periods during the
winter andspring seasons of
the year. Floridians know that
normal dry.seasons will occur
and realize that water
conservation is a year round
commitment needed to
protect Florida's water.
The effectsof our
three-year drought wilr be
noticeable.for several years
because our water resources,
especially ground water
sources, have not fully
recovered. All water


resources in the region, are
connected and affect each
other. If one source, such as
ground water levels has not
fully recovered from the
drought, then that will also
affect the other source,
surface water. In addition,
because seasonal droughts
are a normal part of Florida
weather and our regional
water resources are
connected, all of us are in
this together. We need to
work together to conserve
our precious water
resources.
Your public water
utility will not run out of
water, but the effects of the
drought will linger for some
time. A prolonged dry period
is certain to occur again.


Southwest Florida Water Management District's Role ...


The Southwest Florida
Water Management District
(SWFWMD) is responsible
for protecting the state's
water resources in a 16-
county region. One of its
responsibilities is to manage
the use of water supplies in
accordance with state law. It
does this through a Water
Use Permitting program with
regulations that cities, farms,
mines and other permitted
users must follow. State law
also requires the District to
promote water conservation
year round, and to have a
water shortage plan to
protect water supplies and


the environment during a
drought.
The District uses a
combination of education
efforts, cooperative funding
programs, and water
restrictions to meet these
state requirements. Local
governments are required by
state law to help the District
enforce these restrictions. In
addition, due to unique local
conditions, a local
government may work with
the District to develop
different local restrictions.
For example, if a local water
supply is impacted by a
drought sooner or longer


than the rest of the region,
the local government may
want to carefully manage
local water demand through
the temporary use of
additional restrictions.
Recently SWFWMD
completed a Regional Water
Supply Plan. This plan
estimates the amount of
water needed by all users in
our region through the year
2020. The plan found some
current sources do not have
enough water available to
meet the expected needs of
2020. Finally, the plan
evaluated alternative sources
or options that local water


providers could choose to
develop into additional
water supplies. These
options include additional
surface water from rivers
and streams, use of
reclaimed wastewater, use
of stormwater, additional
conservation measures,
ground water desalination,
and sea water desalination.
Water managers
throughout the region are
working together to
evaluate all options and
select those that are most
feasible for further
investigation.


___________________________ I ___________________________------- ------------------------------------------------------


^


The Future...

Future water
resource plans are
connected. They need to
have no damaging
environmental impacts
and still meet the region's
need for water. From this
water conservation
newspaper insert, you can
see that we are all in this
together. The pieces
needed to complete the
region's water supply
picture are coming into
focus. With proper
planning and water
conservation, water
supplies will be available
when needed and there
will be no harmful
environmental impacts.


March 2002


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What is Being Done in Our Region?


The Region is exploring
alternative sources, new
technologies, and using
the "right water for the
right use."

Water managers are
evaluating alternative
sources such as expanding
the use of reclaimed water
and aquifer storage and
recovery (ASR) and
evaluating the use of
desalination. Every feasible
option is being reviewed.
Many people see
water as one singular
commodity and, yes it is all
water, but we need to
consider the fact that water
can be treated to different
standards for different uses.
As a community we need to
change our idea that "one-
water fits all uses" to the
right water for the right use.
Some water is treated to
potable, or drinking water,
standards and then is used
to wash cars or water
lawns. In fact, very little of
the water we use is actually
used for drinking. This is not
the right water for the right
use. Agriculture water may
not be treated at all, but
pumped out of the ground or
reclaimed for use. This is
another example of a "right
water for the right use."
As a region, during
certain times of the year we
should maximize the use of
surface water, meet our daily
demands, and store any
excess for the dry times.
During the dry times we then
use the water stored to


supplement our water
supplies.
Meeting demands
locally by managing the
resource regionally is needed
now when we are still feeling
the effects of the drought. It is
also necessary to help temper
the peaks and valleys we
experience at all times during
normal conditions.

New Water Planning
Alliance Forms

A water planning
alliance comprised of member
governments recently came
together to work collectively
on water issues facing the
region. Members include
Charlotte, DeSoto, Manatee
and Sarasota counties, the
Englewood Water District, the
cities of Arcadia, Bradenton,
North Port, Palmetto, Punta
Gorda, Sarasota and Venice,
as well as the Town of
Longboat Key. At its first
meeting, the Alliance voted to
invite Polk, Hardee and
Highlands counties to
participate.
The Alliance is a
voluntary body governed by
one elected official from each
participating local entity, all
with an equal vote. The
mission established by the
Alliance is to plan for resource
allocation, new alternative
water supplies, to facilitate
collaboration and resolve
conflicts among its members
and other stakeholders. The
Peace River/Manasota
Regional Water Supply
Authority is providing basic
administrative support.


Using Reclaimed Water


An
Tht alternative
Thisarea
conserves water source
reith is reclaim
reclaimed
Swaret water. You
_ may have
seen signs
posted with
the words
"Reclaimed
Water" at places such as
community parks or golf
courses where attractively
landscaped areas need water
for irrigation and other
purposes. Reclaimed water is
the result of a process where
wastewater is highly treated
with filters and chemicals. It
is important to remember that
reclaimed water should not be
used for drinking.

Aquifer Storage and
Recovery-ASR

Can you imagine being
able to pump water into an
aquifer and months later
pump it out of the same
place? Through Aquifer
Storage and Recovery (ASR)
that is exactly what happens.
During Florida's rainy season,
excess surface water can be
captured, treated and injected
into an underground aquifer
for storage. The aquifer is an
effective place to store the
water since it has a seemingly
infinite storage capacity. In
the dry season, when there is
little rain and less water in the
rivers and streams, the water
can be recovered, disinfected
and pumped into public water


systems. Although there is
some mixing between existing
ground water and the injected
water, more than three-
fourths of the water injected
can be recovered. In this
way, ASR helps humans
balance our demand for
water, which is highest during
dry winter months, with our
water supply, which is
replenished during our
summer rainy months.
Currently, 17 ASR sites are in
operation, under construction
or being considered for
construction within the water
management district.


Stormwater


During a rainfall, we
are often surrounded by
sheets of water flowing
across roads, parking lots and
land surfaces. This is
stormwater. As stormwater
flows over different surfaces,
it picks up pesticides,
fertilizers, and other pollutants
that it carries to its final
destination. Stormwater is
one of the biggest sources of
water pollution, but it also can
be considered an alternative
water supply. Stormwater
can be collected and stored in
retention ponds. After
treatment, this water can be
used for irrigation or
rehydration. Rehydration is
the process of applying
stormwater or reclaimed
water to wetlands. This
increases the amount of
water going into the aquifer.


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Where Does Our Water Come From?


A map of current: .: -
water sources.


0 20
scale in miles


Conserving our water supply and re.d.ic.i ali
.oi i;- have i, mr- fr ..i:.,ri issues in our j:,A :ii j
community. D-spit. F;: '.:. hut id c:i i t. and b-n,.d.,
stf -f,, m.: water bodies, water -r..:,, q..+: do occur here.
Dem..: can overtake supply and e K.io a droughts force
Fl ',.....,., to pr,>..l;ce water conservation as a way of life.
Ninety percent of all public water supply in Florida
comes f, com unJt.trg uind ::-'un.tus, primarily the Floridan
aquifer. The aquifer's resoui.'s are nit...i Each day
billions of gallons ,e pinim ed from the Floridan ,..iiifer, but
the rate at which the groundwater s-,.-M, "m refills, or
recharges, from rain is far less. On average, Florida
reci.s?. e. 54 ,-,:h:,s of rainfall yearly.
Taking too much water out of the aquifers, known as
ov erpu pingy, threatens potable water supplies by saltwater
intrusion. Sa;lvw.atr intrusion occurs when too much
freshwater is pumped from an .--qifiir. This allows salt
water to move into voids in the aquifer from the ocean or the
Gulf of te .i c..? Ancient brackish seawater below the
freshwater level of the aquifer can also flow into these
voids.
Because the aquifer system is connected to surface
water .-. tie. in some areas, overpumping the aquifers
causes lowered water levels-or drawdowns-of our vital
vw ,t: inds and lakes. Such drawdowns can also create
...hl.ies in some areas of the state.


Fr t*...h F i


Will our drinking
water supply run out'
No. Your water supi.,l
utility is c-ommilt;d to
identifying and securing
ade'quke supplies by ti.-.n'g a
rte .3[io :p.-,,o,:T:.h to ,.. ,,
supply .lannir ] Aternativ.e
surces, ie\. techn.3olcgie ..
and sharing resources vi'thiln
the region when needeJ are
all part of ensuring -dequ.ate


addition, if you :-et your
water from a utility it a'. es ,
you money by r.duL"ling
water demand and
was,.atr flr :..'. But if you
have a well it will also save
the i esurce. Water
conservation is cn...sidered a
sc,.o,:e of water that xi,,n ds
supplies without any
?nv,,iio'on ,'ntl impact.


supplies. Is the public system
water safe to drink?
Why should I B Yes. Your water from
conserve? Pfr.i...g a utjlty is routinely monitored
good 'vas a for con tajrinani s .ac.-.riir..gi
conservation habits is the to trit federal and slat--
right thing to do. Our Ceioln laws. You can request a
has a strorn. water ,c."y of the current Water
conserv',aion he.r taye. In


Quality Report by canl;ng your
water proAittbr,.

I don't like the taste of
my water. What can I
do?: Your water utility is
required by law to meet critrin
to ensure Jelivery of safe
drinking water to its
consumers. Above and
h',cp.:- nd that, a consumer has
the option of installing
equipment to n pvel .erscrn- l
aesthetic si n-ia:ds or
add'tion.-: ..' s of protection
to meet if~,i'-d.Ca! needs.

Someone approached
me saying they were
from my "w-ater


company" and offered to
test my water for free.
How do I know it is
legitimate?
Many utility customers
report that water
conditioner sales people -
often claiming to represent
their '.lit have told them
that the public system's
water is unsafe, This is not
true. Although it is always
an individual's decision
whether to add conditioning
equipment to their
household system, some
companies use deceptive
tactics to obtain sales.
Before you make a
purchase decision, call your
local utility.


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WATER


What Can I Do to Conserve?


Save It Indoors...

Everyone can conserve water
indoors. Some of the
following
suggestions may
require a change
in daily habits.
Decide now to
do at least one
new thing to
conserve
indoors. Enlist
other family members to do
the same. It's easy. Start
today!

* Verify that your home is
leak- free.

* Check for toilet tank leaks
by adding food coloring to
the tank. If you see color
in the bowl 30 minutes
later, your toilet is leaking.
Replace the flapper.

* Don't use your toilet as an
ashtray or a wastebasket.

* Take shorter showers.
Use a minimum amount of
water needed for a bath.

* Don't let the water run
while shaving or washing
your face.

* Retrofit all household
faucets by installing
aerators.

* Operate automatic
dishwashers and clothes
washers only when they
are fully loaded.

* Store drinking water in the
refrigerator. Don't let tap
water run while you are
waiting for cold water to
flow.


* Don't use running water to
thaw meat or other frozen
foods. Defrost food overnight
in the refrigerator or use the
defrost setting on your
microwave.

Kitchen sink
disposals require lots of
water to operate properly.
Start a compost pile as
an altemate method of
disposing of food waste.

Save It Outdoors...

Whether using potable water,
wells or ponds, more than 50
percent of residential water is
used for irrigation. Because of
this, there is great potential to
reduce the amount of water used
on landscapes. Clip and save
the Water Conservation
Calendar on the back page of
this tabloid.

* Water lawns during the early
morning hours
when
temperatures
and wind speed
are the lowest.


* Don't allow
sprinklers to
water your
street, driveway
or sidewalk.


* Sweep outside with a broom
not a hose. Just five minutes
of hosing will waste about 25
gallons of water.

* Raise the lawn mower blade
to at least three inches or to
its highest level. Cutting
higher encourages grass
roots to grow deeper, shades
the root system and holds soil
moisture better than a


closely-clipped
lawn.

* Avoid over-
fertilizing your
lawn. Fertilizer
applications
increase the
need for water.
Check with
your Extension
Service for
fertilizing
recommendations. See the
back page of this tabloid for
telephone numbers.

* Use mulch to retain
moisture in the soil. Mulch
also helps control weeds
that compete with
landscape plants for water.

* Plant native and/or drought
tolerant grasses, ground
covers, shrubs and trees.
Once established, they do
not need water as
frequently and
usually will survive
an a dry period
without watering.
Call your
Extension Service
for suggestions.

Use water
wisely and irrigate
your landscape
only during times allowed
and only if your landscape
needs it. Over-watering can
cause root rot and foliar
fungal diseases in plants.

At School ...

* Increase student, employee,
and faculty awareness of
water conservation.

* Contact your local utility for


an in-school
presentation and/or
conservation
material.

Install signs in all
restrooms
encouraging water
conservation.

All Businesses...


Increase employee
awareness of water
conservation by posting
signs.

Read your water meter
weekly to monitor success
of water conservation
efforts.

As needed, replace
appliances and fixtures with
water-saving models.

* Minimize the water used in
cooling equipment in
accordance with
manufacturers'
recommendations. Shut off
cooling units when not
needed.

IN ADDITION,
RESTAURANTS CAN

Provide table signs urging
water conservation
* Serve water only when
requested by customer.




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WWE4 2012


What Else Are People Doing to Conserve?


Sarasota resident Nick
Cook transformed his
landscape using native plants
as much as possible. He
planted 107 different species
and there's not a cactus in
sight. He says, "It's a work in
progress."
Using no
in-ground o
irrigation, he even V
recycles water
from his heat
pump to water
plants. Nick uses '.;


berms to keep as much water
as possible in his landscape
and not running down the
street. Other tips from him are
to use the garbage disposal as
little as possible and install a
pump on the hot water heater to
avoid waste when needing hot
water for a shower.
Bob Elwell of Eastern
Manatee has been catching the
condensate water from his air-
conditioner system in a bucket
for hand-watering of his
landscape plants and reports a
five gallon per day new source
of free water, saving 150
gallons per month.
Brian Parker of West
Bradenton discovered that his
under-the-sink reverse osmosis
(RO) unit was wasting ten
gallons of water a day to drain
as installed. He
eA first started
catchingg the
water for outdoor
use then tried
turning the unit
off until he
wanted water
from it. By


turning the unit on only when he-
wanted RO water, it
reduced the waste
flow to one pint a
day, saving 300
gallons per month.
Lido resident
Rich Stasiak
previously used
12,000 gallons of
water every month.
By installing 1.6-
gallon toilets and
exchanging his
high-flow showerheads for low-
flow models his current usage
is a mere 3,900 gallons per
month. That's a 66% decrease
with no change in habits!
Rich also recommends
keeping a close eye on your
water meter. One day he
happened to see that it
registered 1,000 gallons more
than the previous day. He
quickly located and repaired the
leak. "Had I not paid attention to
my water use it could have
been thirty days before I
noticed and 30,000 gallons just
gone," says Rich.


Even large
condominiums
are working to
conserve.
Maintenance
Supervisor Jim
Long from Pine
Run Condos in
Osprey,
encouraged
residents to
conserve by
replacing old
showerheads. Jim installed
125 new ones and reports
100 percent satisfaction
with the water-saving
models.



CONTACT YOUR
LOCAL
COOPERATIVE
EXTENSION SERVICE
OFFICE FOR MORE
INFORMATION ON
CREATING A
FLORIDA FRIENDLY
LANDSCAPE.


The Right Water for The Right Use


You may wonder why
we're writing about wildfires in
this publication. It's because the
fewer fires we have, the more
water is available for other uses.
And, by preventing fires, we
conserve drinking water.
Most fires occur, of
course, during the dry season
when water supplies are
naturally low in Southwest
Florida. Large wild fires are
prevalent in areas with large
expanses of dense vegetation.
This a great concern in
communities like Charlotte


County and the City of North
Port.
In almost all communities,
drinking-quality water is still used
for fighting fires. Until recent
years drinking-quality was the
only water available to do so.
That is, until health regulations
allowed for highly-treated, clean
waste water to be used. That, of
course, takes a separate set cf
distribution pipes and hydrants.
In communities with
reclaimed water systems, the
water at the fire hydrant is not
drinking quality, therefore


preserving the right water for
the right use.
Together, we can play
an active part in prevention by
reducing fuel sources in yards
and on neighboring properties.
Charlotte County's Fire/
EMS personnel offer the
following simple tips:
* Keep vegetation at least 30
feet from the eaves of your
home or building.
* Trim vegetation that
overhangs them.
* Clear leaves and debris
from roofs and gutters.


* Pick up leaves, branches,
and debris to eliminate
another fuel source and to
assist firefighters in putting
out fires quickly.
Successful control of
brush fires relies not only on
quick detection and response,
but also a dependable, readily
available, water supply.
For more information, visit
www.firewise.org.
If you see a fire...
Don't assume it's been
reported.
Call 9-1-1 immediately!


"~ Page6 March 2002


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Where Can I Learn More?


FREE CLASSES ON MICRO IRRIGATION FOR HOME LANDSCAPES ARE OFFERED
BY THE MANATEE COUNTY EXTENSION SERVICE:

Saturday, March 16,2002 (9:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m.) Thursday, April 25, 2002 (2:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m.)
Kendrick Auditorium, Manatee County Extension Service South Manatee Branch Library
(1303 17th Street West, Palmetto) 6081 26th Street West, Bradenton

Tuesday, March 26, 2002 (10:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m.) Wednesday, May 15, 2002 (2:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m.)
Braden River Library, 4915 53rd Ave East, Bradenton Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach
Registration is at no cost on a space available basis.
Call Cheryl Werner at 722-4524 (South Manatee residents can call 742-5986 ext. 262) to register.)



Visit the Florida House in Sarasota
Visit the Florida House Learning Center and see
readily available water conservation products and
techniques for new and existing homes and yards.
The house is a modern "Florida Cracker" style with
t, three bedrooms, two baths and screened porches. It
NMI N.o -.-"- includes water conserving plumbing fixtures and
equipment, greywater reuse, micro-irrigation, and
rainwater collection in cisterns for use in irrigation
The model "Florida Yard" demonstrates
environmental landscape management principles in
design and maintenance. The yard is designed to reduce
use of pesticides, fertilizers, and water. See the edible
landscape, micro-irrigation display, and the Florida
friendly yard.
I NOe Although individual visitors generally take self-
guided tours; guided tours mnay also be arranged for
Groups of thirty or less by calling (941) 316-1200. The
Sarasota County Extension Service conducts public
programs on a variety of environmental building and
landscaping topics
There is no charge for visiting the Florida House
and seeing water conservation in action. The Florida
House Learning center is operated by the Sarasota
County Cooperative Extension Service and is a joint
venture with the Sarasota County Technical Institute, the
Southwest Florida Water Management District, and the
non-profit Florida House Institute. The Florida House is
open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 9 a.m. to 12
p.m. and Saturday from 1 p.m, to 4 p.m. Visit the web site
http://sarasota.extension.ufl.edu.


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* Temperatures are cool and plant
growth is limited. Irrigation
controllers should be set for a
watering frequency of once every
7 to 14 days, depending on
actual temperatures and water
restriction schedules
* Clean and repair irrigation
components.
* Add mulch to landscapes if not
done in December.
February
* Set irrigation frequency to
once a week.
* Add compost when renovating
garden beds.
* Convert to micro-irrigation for
tree/shrub beds. Try starter kits
from retailers.
* Renovate irrigation systems to
establish separate zones for turf
and annual flowers from trees
and shrubs.
* Add/replenish mulch if not done
in December or January.
* Use slow release fertilizers to
reduce flushes of growth that
stimulate plant water demands.
March
* Keep irrigation frequency to
once per week.
* Check rain shut-off device to
make sure it is functioning.
* Calibrate irrigation zones using
flat-bottomed cans so that
1/2 to 3/4 inch of water is
delivered per application.
* Flush micro-irrigation systems
and clean the filler.
* Check spray emitters to make
sure the water pattern overlaps.


Ap.-ii
* Watering frequency should be based
on plant needs.
Consider enlarging mulched areas and
reducing turf areas. Plant more trees.
Install/expand "hardscape" -
walkways, patios, decks.
Plant drought-tolerant plants.
See if you can capture air conditioning
condensation water and divert it to
your landscape.
Check and repair irrigation problems.
May
U* se slow release fertilizers to reduce flushes
of growth that stimulate plant water demand.
Water in early morning when plants
= wilt the night before.
* When planting plants, group them together
according to their water requirements.
Check and repair any irrigation
system deficiencies.
June
Make sure the rain-shut-off device
is functioning.
With the onset of the rainy season,
adjust irrigation frequency based on
rainfall received.
Consider rain barrels to capture water
off roofs
Check and clean irrigation liller.
Correct irrigation problems.
July
Turn off irrigation emitters to planted areas
that do not need water due to the
rainy season.
Permanently disconnect irrigation to drought
tolerant and native plants that are established
and do not require supplemental irrigation.
Make sure downspouts are directed into
landscaped areas and not driveways.
Check the rain shut-off device.


August
* Make sure your irrigation system
is adjusted to account for rainfall.
Check the rain shut-off device.
Check irrigation system for leaks
and malfunctions.
Irrigate only according to plant needs.
Plan landscape modifications for coming
cooler dryer months to save more water.
Check and clean irrigation filter.
Use slow release fertilizers to reduce
flushes of growth that stimulate plant
water demands.
Adjust irrigation time clocks to make sure
frequency is not more than once per week.
Consider replacing some turf areas with
drought-lolerant ground cover
Replenish mulch. Expand mulch areas
Plant drought tolerant plants.
*Correct irrigation problems.
November
Make sure irrigation system is
functioning properly.
Convert tree-shrub beds to
micro-irrigation and put them on
separate zones from turfgrass.
Plant more trees for canopy coverage.
Check the rain shut-ott device
December
Check and clean irrigation filter
Set irrigation frequency to once every
7 to 14 days.
Replenish mulch.
Troubleshoot entire irrigation system
and clean, adjust or replace
malfunctioning components.
* Buy spouse a micro-irrigation starter kit,
drought tolerant plants, and a new rain
shut-off device as gifts and make sure
- they are installed.


For more information:


Charlotte County Cooperative Extension Services (941)764-4340
Desoto County Cooperative Extension Service (863)993-4846
Manatee County Extension Service (941)722-4524


Sarasota County Cooperative Extension Services (941)316-1000
Southwest Florida Water Management District Hotline (800)848-0499


Water 2002 We're in it Together is brought to you by:


Charlotte County
Utilities
(941)764-4300
(800)524-5494
www.charlottecountyfl.com


Manatee County
Utilities Operation
(941)792-8811
ext 5327
www.co.manatee.fl.us


North Port
Utilities
(941)426-9500


Peace River
Manasota Regional
Water Supply
Authority
(863)993-4565


Sarasota County
Environmental Services

Sarasota County
Environmental Services
(941)378-6859
www.scesonline.org


Landscape Water Conservat i ndar .
Water conservation is a year-round job. We.need toConsevWcitjhe summer rainy ana
'60pol winter times of the year in order to make more water available during hofdvr periQ0.
The suggestions below are arranged y th month to help consumers
form g~o0l conservation habits. All actions need to comply withpater restrictions.
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The Islander '"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992" Volume 10, no. 17, March 13, 2002, B Section


After the marathon
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ian Grand Canyon" after Benjamin successfully completed the 26.2-mile Honolulu marathon. Gennett is
events coordinator for the Arthritis Foundation in Bradenton, which Benjamin represented in the marathon.


Redwood visitors
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At home with Andy Little


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria Island resident Andy Little is just an
ordinary guy, some people say. Others might say he's
extraordinary.
Most Island folks know Andy from the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, where he's the vol-
unteer public relations director when he's not teaching
a class in creative writing or photography. He's also on
the board of directors of the Anna Maria Island Histori-
cal Society and won a Golden Gavel Award last year
from the Sarasota Herald-Tribune for his volunteer
work with the society's "Remember When" pageant.
A pretty ordinary guy, right?
"Actually, I am just an ordinary guy," said Little,
with emphasis. "But I got to meet a lot of other ordi-
nary people who happened to do some extraordinary
things."
Born in Detroit and raised in' French-speaking
Canada, Little ultimately spent 35 years in broadcast-
ing and journalism. But it was the five years he spent
as a field producer for the Canadian Broadcasting
Corporation's "On the Road, Again" television show
that was an extraordinary experience for ordinary Andy
Little.
His assignment was simple. Travel the byways and
off-roads and find ordinary people in small towns
across Canada who do extraordinary things. It was an
assignment he was ready to tackle.
"After 30 years of doing the 'doom and gloom' of
daily news, I was a pessimist,". Little said. "The glass
of life always looked half empty. I was ready for a
change."
What a change it was.
Like the lady in Alberta who puts clocks inside
dried cowchips. "Don't laugh," said Little, "but she
called her company 'Turd World.'"
It was no joke, he said, but he couldn't help but
laugh. "I had to go out in the pasture and help her find


Ordinary Andy Little. Islander Photo: Courtesy of
Andy Little

the chips. Some of them weren't completely dry when
I picked them up."
In Thunder Bay, Ontario, Little met Ron
Hartviksen, who makes a hockey rink in his backyard
every winter, hand-paints pictures on the ice, then in-
vites kids to play hockey on it. Ron's wife cooks lunch
for the kids. The food, rink and good times are all free.
One Little favorite is about Bob Marran from
Stratford, Ontario. You may not know the name, but we
all recognize the story.
A corporate executive caught in the pressures of
the big city comes home to his small-town roots one


day to discover that maybe the simple life isn't so bad
after all.
Bob Marran did come home after 25 years in the
big city of Toronto and when he did, he bought the old
family dairy farm.
The' city slickers laughed at him, but as a way to
retain the old-fashioned values of the original dairy, he
started delivering milk in glass bottles to home custom-
ers every day, using an old, flat-bed truck drawn by a
plow horse. Just like in grandma and grandpa's day.
Bob doesn't care what the city slickers think these
days. He's got 900 customers for his Avon Dairy de-
livery route, more than he can handle.
"Bob was an inspiration," said Little. "He re-
minded me that there is nothing wrong with doing
something ordinary, that there's nothing wrong with
being old-fashioned and having old-fashioned values."
You could call Elenore Tecumseh Sioui of
Wendake, Quebec, "old fashioned." She has a doctor-
ate degree in herbal medicine and makes her home
remedies from natural plants and shrubs, much like her
Huron forefathers did to help the first Europeans in the
new world. Customers come from all over the globe to
shop at her all-natural herbal store.
You'll find people like these throughout North
America, from Anna Maria Island in Florida to
Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories, said Little.
Just ordinary folks who do extraordinary things.
"And everything they do is with a smile and with
optimism," he added.
Andy Little retired from "On the Road, Again," in
1993, but he's anything but retired. And in his view
now, the glass is always half full.
"Being with 'On the Road, Again' converted me.
Now, I'm an optimist. The people I met were different, yet
they were a lot alike. When you come right down to it,
their cares, ethics and values were all very similar." In
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Horse sense
Bob Marran of Stratford, Ontario. Just some old-
fashioned "horse sense" when it comes to delivering
milk. Islander Photo: Courtesy Andy Little


Little
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 2
truth, said Little, we are all different throughout North.
America, yet we are all alike in many respects.
He was so uplifted by his experiences and the
people he met, he chronicled them in his new book,
"On the Road Again, Again," and has done an audio/
video presentation of the show for the Anna Maria Is-
land Historical Society.
On the Road Again, Again is Little's first full-
length book. This summer he plans to complete his
second work, a family memoir entitled Before Whis-
pers Become Silence.
Just an ordinary guy doing extraordinary things.


Andy is 'On the

Road, Again'
Andy Little's audio and visual presentation of
"On the Road Again, Again" in January at the Island
Branch Library was so successful, the Anna Maria
Island Historical Society is bringing him back for an
encore. Little's next presentation is scheduled for 4
p.m., March 18 at the Island Branch Library. Little
has all new material so people who attended in Janu-
ary are welcome to return in March. The presenta-
tion is open to the public.


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Little League action cranks up at Center


By Kevin Cassidy
Special to The Islander
Little League got off to a great start as the weather
cooperated with perfect conditions for baseball. AAA
and majors got under way on Tuesday and Friday night
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, while AA
got started on Saturday.
The early returns on how interleague play is going to
be received were positive both on and off the field. The
kids and parents seemed to enjoy playing different teams
while the results on the field were split. Kiwanis won the
first-ever interleague contest for the Island, defeating Red
Hoagland Olds, while WMFD lost to Manatee East's
Regional Engineering by a 9-2 score.
There were some problems with the AAA box
scores, so there are no results from that age group.
In other baseball news, the first-ever Junior League
baseball game is scheduled to be played on Birdie
Tebbetts Field at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 16.
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number of people to make this field a reality. It's great
that baseball will finally be played there when our
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Community Center.


Sports
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4
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game out of reach.
Price paced the Bark & Company offense with a
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scored and two RBIs, while Sebastiano contributed a
home run, double, and four RBIs. Howard and
Ellsworth each contributed two hits, while Hutchinson
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Kiwanis 4, Hoagland 1
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error and moved to second when Charlie Woodson
reached first on a fielder's choice. Tyler Fitzgerald
followed with a two-run single to give Kiwanis a 2-1
lead. Fitzgerald then stole second and third and scored
on an RBI ground-out by Woten for a 3-1 lead.
Bystrom completed the scoring for Kiwanis when
he followed with an inside-the-park home run to give
Kiwanis a 4-1 lead and effectively ice the game.
Bystrom went 1-for-3 with a home run to lead the
Kiwanis hitting attack, followed up by a two-run single
from Fitzgerald. Tyler Scneerer contributed the other
hit for Kiwanis when he singled in the fifth.
Palmetto was led by Emmons, who recorded the
team's only hit while also turning in a strong pitching
effort, allowing only three hits while striking out four.

Regional 9, WMFD 2
Zach Geeraerts went 3-for-3 and scored one run,
but it wasn't enough to overcome a strong pitching
effort by Regional Engineering's David Early. Early
pitched a complete-game six-hitter including eight
strikeouts to lead his Manatee East club past WMFD
on Friday, March 8 at Norma Lloyd Park.
Early also carried a big stick for Regional Engi-
neering, going 2-for-3 including a double and three
runs scored while Blayne Lee and Grabski each added
a pair.of hits to contribute to the victory. T. Johnson,
Kasey Holbrook, Davidson, and Tucker each scored
runs for Regional Engineering.
In addition to Geeraerts performance, WMFD also
received a triple and one run scored from Nick Sato and
a single from Sean Price.

WMFD 4, Kiwanis 2
Jarred McKenzie allowed only three hits and two
runs while striking out nine batters to record a com-
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the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
Sean Price wielded the heavy lumber for WMFD,
going 2-for-3 including the game-winning, two-run
single in the fourth inning while Nick Sato added a pair
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Environmental news: blue, green, oil-free


That old maxim, "Liars figure, and figures lie,"
came to mind last week as the annual manatee census
results were published.
This year's count: 1,796.
Last year's count: 3,276.
Yikes! you probably said. What caused the incred-
ible loss of manatees in just one year?
It wasn't a matter of deaths, but a factor of how the
count is conducted.
Manatee experts fly over Florida's coastal waters
and count sea cows. Last year the weather was colder,
and the manatees were hunkered around the warm-
water outfall pipes at power plants, making it easy to
find and figure out how many there were. The skies
were also clear.
This year, the water was warmer, and manatees
were more distributed throughout the state's waters.
The skies were also cloudy, further hampering the
counters' census.
What's ironic was that the folks who have been
arguing that the manatee populations are growing in
leaps and bounds, and that restrictions on boaters
should be eased as a result, used last year's census to
tout their claims.
Those same people are very, very quiet now, al-
though one scientist did admit that the low count this
year "maybe adds mud to the water."
I did like a comment from the head of the Save The
Manatee Club. Patti Thompson argued that using cen-
sus figures alone shouldn't be the sole arbiter in deter-
mining the threat of extinction of manatees. She likes
the idea of also factoring into the equation the numbers
of dead manatees each year, especially those manatees
killed by boat collisions.
That last number reached an all-time high last year,
you may remember.
But whatever figures you want to use, remember to
share the waters with our big gray friends and go slow
in any manatee zones or, for that matter, in any shal-
low-water area where manatees may be feeding or just
lolling around in the seagrasses.

Oil lease solution?
There's been a pretty elegant oil lease swap pro-
posed in W.ashington, D.C., compliments of Florida
Sens. Bob Graham and Bill Nelson.
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the beach here. The feds have talked and talked about
buying out the oil company leases, but haven't been
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and lets them drill.
Ya gotta love the machinations of big government,
don't you?

Green goes gray
Americans are talking environmentalists, but really
don't want to put their money where their eco-friendly
intentions are located.
That's the latest conclusion from the green front.
Remember how we all wanted to be good environmental-
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Well, it didn't sell, and most companies have gone
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products in glass jars. It switched to plastic last year
when 70 percent of the consumers said they liked the
convenience of containers that wouldn't break if
dropped. Of course, the plastic they're using isn't re-
cyclable.
It gets worse.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has pro-
posed dropping all recycling of metal, glass and plas-
tic in the city. He figures he can save about $57 million
a year by deleting the recycling effort. There has been
no real outcry from citizens in the wake of his proposal.
In fact, only 29 percent of consumers buy products
just because they are eco-friendly.
Those single-serving water bottles that are all the
rage these days? The number manufactured has
doubled in the past five years and is now at more than
18 billion a year. That's "billion" with a B, and they all
end up in landfills.
-I don't know about you, but I feel embarrassed.

Croc comeback
On a slightly more cheerful note, the American
crocodile appears to have come back from near-extinc-
tion to the point that federal officials are contemplat-
ing taking it off the endangered species list.
In 1979, officials with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service estimated there were about 300 crocs, mostly
in South Florida from Miami through the Florida Keys.
Today, there are an estimated 1,000 crocs. Alligators,
by the way, number about 1 million.
The crocodile resurgence is due to some massive
land buys by environmental groups which provides the
critters a more protective environment.
In fact, crocodiles are on the move, with reports of
sightings stretching from Sanibel Island to Jupiter. The
roaming crocs just seem to be cruising, not establish-
ing breeding populations, so some researchers are leery
of changing the endangered status.
It's still a good thing to see, though.

Sandscript factoid
Federal officials are considering re-ranking a number
of Florida critters from endangered lists. Included in the
debate are manatees, American crocodiles, the Florida
panther, key deer and red-cockaded woodpeckers.


Horseshoe winners
Winners in the March 9 horseshoe games
were Jack Cooper of Holmes Beach and Ron
Pepka of Bradenton. Runners-up were Ted
Gray and Tom Markley, both of Bradenton.
Winners in the Feb. 27 games were Al
Norman of Holmes Beach and Pepka. Runners-
up were Bill Starrett of Anna Maria and Neil
Sweerus of Bradenton.
The weekly contests get under way every
Wednesday and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria
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Sheepshead still best bet for nearshore anglers


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Sheepshead still are the king of the nearshore fish-
ing action, and should remain the best bet for the next
few weeks. Trout action is starting to pick up, with re-
ports of some 25-inch-long trout coming in.
Offshore, snapper are a best bet, or amberjack.
Capt. Sam Kimball on Legend charters out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said he's putting his
charters onto sheepshead to 6 pounds, plus snapper,
cobia, triggerfish and grouper.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's said sheepshead are at their peak right now.
He's also catching a mixed bag of redfish, trout and a
few pompano.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said he's
hearing good reports of some really big trout on the
seagrass flats, with some up to 25 inches in length.
Redfish and snook are still out there, but are harder to
catch. Along the beaches, look for whiting, pompano
and sheepshead.
Capt. Matt Bowers on the Outcast in Holmes
Beach said he had a very good day last week while
catching big red grouper to 20 pounds, plus a few man-
grove snapper.
Capt. Curt Morrison and Capt. Ryan Hackney
on-the Neva-Miss said they've been putting their char-
ters onto cobia, hog fish, red and gag grouper up to 25
pounds and mangrove snapper to 4 pounds while fish-
ing in the Gulf.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business said he's
been catching triggerfish, a few snapper and sheeps-
head up to 7 pounds while fishing on the artificial reefs.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach reports catching lots and lots of sheepshead
in the 6-pound range, plus he's been getting a few redfish.
Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle re-
ported some redfish were being caught in Palma Sola
Bay using shrimp as bait, and a keeper-sized snook or
two was landed by the marina. Offshore action includes
lots of snapper, he added.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said sheepshead
is still the best bet for pier anglers, plus a few redfish.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he's finding trout off the rocks in front of
Terra Ceia Bay, some redfish to 24 inches in length and
keeper-sized snook.
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Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide out of Holmes
Beach said he's still catching lots of amberjack, a few
American red snapper, lane snapper and mangrove snap-
per, plus some nice-sized red and gag grouper.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
fishers there are catching a few redfish in Terra Ceia
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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
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'Scary but good' fish due test market


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Some 30,000 fish into the project, Mote Marine
Laboratory's sturgeon are about to be test-marketed.
And not much further down the road: Caviar.
The sturgeon-farming experiment started three
years ago, and some of the fish are big enough to eat.
One has already made the transition from fish farm
to table. That was at the Hilton Longboat Key, where
Chef Ray Vaille cooked his sturgeon many different
ways and asked executives there to sample them.
"They were happy with it," he said. "It's a very
good fish. It's scary to look at if you have to work with
the whole fish, but the flavor is excellent and the tex-
ture is just flaky enough."
Dr. Kevan Main, director of Mote's Center for
Aquaculture Research and Development, said the
three-year-old sturgeon program is one of several in the
center. Others are snook farming, which has begun to
help restock that fishery, and the newer red snapper
project.
The sturgeon came here as eggs from farms in
Russia and Europe. The early arrivals have reached 11
or 12 pounds, she said, and the males are being tried by
chefs at "white-tablecloth restaurants." Just around the
comer is a more extensive test market to evaluate the
market among diners.
She'is about to move her sturgeon to a farm of their
own, since the facilities at Mote's City Island complex
are so crowded now that something had to give. The
new facility is being prepared several miles east of In-
terstate 75 on Fruitville Road in Sarasota County.
The goal is to "demonstrate technologies that can


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Tim Dorsey here Tuesday
Florida author Tim Dorsey will be at the Island
Branch Library at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 19 and, per-
haps if asked nicely, will talk about his upcoming
fourth Florida mystery novel, "Triggerfish Twist," due
to be released May 1.
Dorsey is a former Tampa Tribune reporter and edi-
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runaway favorite of all who love the wacky stories of
Florida. He has also written "Hammerhead Ranch Motel"
and "Orange Crush," a tale of a gubernatorial election
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Consider this challenge toward the end of "Orange
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"'Actually,' said the governor's assistant, 'it can't
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Since Dorsey usually draws a crowd, sponsoring
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OFF-SHORE SPORT FISHING

4, 6 & 9 Hour Trips plus
Custom Long-Range Trips
with Capt. Scott Greer
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Sport Fisherman the
STRAY DOG

794-5615 Docked at Cortez Fishing Center
www.straydogcharters.com


Beautiful
selection of
SRICO sweaters
* and much
more!
Clothing Jewetjry
Accessories


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The Islander's street map is essential for visitors and
newcomers and they'll thank you for
advertising your business when they find you!
Call Rebecca Barnett or Shona Otto
to feature your business here! Call 778-7978.

The Islander


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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.

SALE ITEMS FOR THE WEEK: antiques, five-
drawer chest, $125, sterling silver, 50 percent off. $2
sale table. Niki's Island Treasures, 5351 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach.

DINING TABLE with glass top, white base, four
chairs, $75. Microwave, picture. Bo, 778-7222.

ANTIQUE LINCOLN ROCKER, fern table, two
cane-seat chairs, half- wall tables, brocade seat
chair and school desk. 809-0575.

SEAWALL CAP FORMS: 18 inches by 110-feet with
wall braces, used once. Best offer, 778-4221.

REGAL TRAILMATE ADULT TRIKE. Just three
months old! Three-speed, with lights, $375. 779-
2143.

CLEARANCE SALE: 50 blinds, four easy chairs,
three marble vanities, assorted pictures, $1 each.
Kitchenwares: 50-cents. 778-1503.


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.

CLOTHES FOUND at Peace Pole celebration,
March 1, at Anna Maria Elementary. Nice jacket and
baseball cap. Call 779-2228 to identify and claim.

BUY IT OR SELL IT FAST in the all-local classified
advertising of The Islander. Nothing works better, or
faster. Up to 21 words for $9 per week! (Serving the
Island since 1992.) 778-7978.



OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE
MANATEE AVENUE WEST
TWO MONTHS FREE*
Six minutes from Anna Maria Island. Individual of-
fices or entire space (up to 5,000 sq.ft.), starting at
$300. Ample parking, comfortably furnished recep-
tion/waiting area, conference room, full kitchen/
lounge. Recently refurbished.
Call 761-8822
E-mail: pegasusoffice @aol.com
*Two month free offer good through 4/15/02. Minimum one year
lease required, first and last due upon signing.


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.

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

STREET SALE at Pines Trailer Park, Saturday,
March 16, 9am-2pm. Featuring arts and crafts,
white elephant sale, homemade pies, Sloppy Joe
sandwiches.and hot dogs. Pines Trailer Park, near
Bridge Street Fishing Pier in Bradenton Beach. For
information call 778-4651.

BIG FURNITURE SALE Friday, March 15, 2-6pm;
Saturday, March 16, 9am-1 pm. Living room set, din-
ing table set, two complete queen bedroom sets,
one queen bed with mattress. 720 Holly Rd., Anna
Maria.

YARD SALE: Saturday, March 16, 8am-3pm. Circu-
lar saw, costume jewelry, baby cabana, toys. 311
59th St., Holmes Beach.

GARAGE SALE: Saturday, March 16, 7:30am-4pm.
Antique camel-back sofa, twin bed, collectibles,
surfboard, desk chairs, fax machines, computer
keyboards, etc. 424 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.

SALE: Saturday, March 16, 9am-2pm. Longboat
Key Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat Drive South,
Longboat Key.

STREETWIDE SALE: Saturday, March 16, 9am-
1pm. We are cleaning out and scaling down. Great
stuff from A to Z. Periwinkle Plaza, Anna Maria.

THOUSANDS OF SEASHELLS: 50-cents, $1, $2 a
bag. Plus large whelks, coral, sand dollars, tulips,
etc. Cheap shell craft. Saturday 9am-5pm. 5351
Gulf Drive, parking lot of Niki's Island Treasures.

SALE: Friday-Saturday, March 15-16, 9am. Lots of
stuff, household, office furniture and local artwork.
305 Poinsettia Rd., Anna Maria. Corner Holly and
Poinsettia Road.



DICK MAHER
AND
DAVE JONES
ISLAND SPECIALISTS
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-i^ -. Simplify Your Search!

Call anytime for a consultation.



Thanks for saying "I saw it in The Islander"



IPDLDI tITIIS



LOT! Lowest priced lot, and west of Gulf Drive, too.
Available at $165,000. Can build up to 2,500 sq.ft.
(AC'd living space) home. BONUS bay and Gulf
views from roof deck! Lot has fruit and palm trees
and is close school. Survey and info on site at 4806
Gulf Drive.
GULFFRONT 2BR/2BA condo has beautiful Gulf and
beach views, granite countertops, new tile/carpet,
pool, tennis. 80% renovated, pick your colors now.
Unit is available for $399,000. 5300 Gulf Drive,
Martinique North Unit 102.
BAYVIEW 2BR/2BA, ground .ior condo is being
completely remod to pool and tennis.
Granite counters, n et throughout, 200
sq.ft. bonus outdoor s screened lanai.
$274,900. 701 Man ve., Westbay Cove South,
Unit 703.
BAYVIEW HOME in the remodeling process. Quiet
Holmes Beach location.
CONDO WITH VIEW of bay and pool. Second floor.
Pre-remodeling price $247,000.

CEbinson IPropertUes
787-4523 Or 8CC00-977-)08C3
FSBO/Brokers Protected


CRITTER SITTER Six years in pet care, 21 years as
an Island resident. Tender, loving care for your pets
with in-home visits. 778-6000.

DACHSHUND adoption and rescue (DARE). Call
Shona at 761-2642 for information about how you
can help or visit our site: www.daretorescue.com.


BOAT/TRAILER STORAGE/DOCKAGE. Vacation
or long term. Private ramp, wash-down areas. Min-
utes to Intracoastal, Gulf, restaurants, bait. Captain
John's Marina. 792-2620. Bottom painting.

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

PRIVATE CHARTERS. Fishing, snorkeling,
sightseeing, Egmont Key. USCG License. Captain
Keith Barnett. 778-3526 or 730-0516.

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.

BOAT SLIP on Key Royale for rent, between Bar-
onet and Concord Lane. Includes electricity and
water. Very private area. 778-2003.


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.



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

HELP WANTED for all positions, all shifts, especially
breakfast. Apply in person at Rotten Ralph's Water-
front Restaurant, or call 778-3953.





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apartment with 136 sq. ft. screen room: 810 sfla 2BR/1BA rear
downstairs apartment. Parking for six in rear via alley. $530,000.
A Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, Fl 34216
Phone & Fax: (941) 778-1222
E-Mail: dougdowling@earthlink.net
www.dougdowling.com



BY LAND or BY SEA!
Karen M.Johnson & Captain Jeff Braaten
778-0176
Thinking of buying or selling your home? Let our
team work for you ... from the Island to the
country and from Terra Ceia to Sarasota Bay.









OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY MARCH 17 1-3
ANNA MARIA ISLAND 308 58th St.
4BR/3.5BA, 1,984 sq.ft., pool. Walk to the beach
and your deeded boat slip. $349,900.

% RVA4BK Gulfstream Realty


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.




SSince
MARIE 01 LIC. REAL ESTATE
FRANKLIN REALTY BROKER
"We ARE the Island."
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250






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HELPWANEctndHPANDIC


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
Historical 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.
ART DIRECTOR/DESIGNER: Advertising layout
and design for weekly newspaper, some Web site
production. 30 to 40 hours per week. Work Monday
through Friday, and Saturday, half day. Sunday and
Tuesday off. Qualifications include: computer
graphics, advertising layout and design, PhotoShop,
Illustrator and Pagemaker proficient. Macintosh en-
vironment. Associate's Degree or Technical School
Certificate preferred. Resumes: E-mail
news@ islander.org, or fax 778-9392, or mail/deliver
to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach
FL 34217.
SERVERS, COOKS, staff for day and evening
shifts. Caf6 Don Giovanni in Longboat Key. Call
383-0013.
PART-TIME SALES clerk position available at
Bradenton Beach gift shop. Meet people from
around the world. Evening/weekend hours avail-
able. Retirees welcome. Call 778-8607.
HOUSEKEEPER/NANNY in northwest Bradenton
for happy, non-smoking household. Must be ener-
getic, organized and experienced in managing a
household and love children. Driver's license nec-
essary. References a must. Please write: House-
keeper, PO Box 14522, Bradenton FL 34209.

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



12rPRO.': E S
... we're just new
to the neighborhood!
Stop by our new office 315 58th St., Suite F, Holmes Beach
(Behind the Garden Center)
(941) 779-1995








EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS!
Seasonal and Annual Rentals
(941) 778-6066 TOLL FREE 800-865-0800
6101 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217


BEACH LIVING. Need manager to live in Holmes
Beach to manage three units, starting April 1. Retired
couples welcome. Non smoking, no pets, 778-7324.
VERY PART-TIME Fridays from 8am to noon. Must
have good computer, bookkeeping, organization
and filing skills. $10/hour on 1099. Call 778-4611.
BRADENTON BEACH: Help wanted, part-time.
Must have good public relation skills. Retirees wel-
come. Please call 778-5983.
PART-TIME SALES clerk position available at
Bradenton Beach Gift Shop, meet people from
around the world. Evening/weekend hours avail-
able. Retirees welcome. Call 778-8607.
GULF-BAY REALTY is in need of sales associates.
This is an excellent opportunity to join a well-estab-
lished, growth-oriented business in a great location.
Robin Kollar, Licensed Real Estate Broker, 778-7244.
RESEARCH ASSISTANT: Island-based marketing
company seeks college graduate to help in all as-
pects of project management. Familiarity with
Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint required.
Mail resume to Phil Balducci & Associates Inc, PO
Box 628, Anna Maria FL 34216. Please do not re-
spond in person or by phone.
HELP WANTED: Experienced breakfast cook;
lunch and dinner line cook; prep and dishwasher.
Experience pays at Bridge Street Pier & Cafe. In-
surance available. 779-1706.


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-state, work-at-home, scam ad-
vertising in The Islander. Never had it, never will. All
local, all the time. serving Anna Maria Island since
1992.


v DIAL DARCIE DUNCAN!
E Your Real Estate Specialist
941-779-0304 1866-779-0304
www teamduncan.com



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Beautiful canalfront lot in Anna Maria.




_Patricia Stabler,
Lic. Real Estate Broker

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


MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, patio gar-
dens, trimming, clean-up, edgings, more. Hard-work-
ing and responsible. Excellent references. Edward
778-3222.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.

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

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

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

LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Available
evening, weekend. For any computer needs, hard-
ware, software, network, commercial, private. Call
778-8473.
THIRTY YEARS craftsman experience. Interior, ex-
terior, doors, stairs, windows and trim. Have sawmill,
will travel. 745-1043 Dan Michael, master carpenter.





arina Pointe

Realty Co.

314 Pine Avenue Anna Maria
(941) 779-0732 Toll Free: (866) 779-0732









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


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Wednesday March 13 3 -5 PM
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RSVP to Ruth at 778-2246 by March 11
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S Island lifestyle with

\W ATCH off-Island convenience!
Just a five-minute
ride to the beach!

OPEN DAILY 12-5 PM
. Directions: Cortez Road to
56th St. W., turn south on
86th St. W. Entrance to Heron's
Watch is 1/2 mile on the right.


QUALITY BUILDERS INC.

For information call 778-7127





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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.

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

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

PROPERTY CARETAKER. I will look after your resi-
dential, rental or commercial property, whether you
are at home or away, in terms of security, regular
upkeep, light maintenance, tidiness, etc. Depend-
able. References. Call 778-7462.

BUY IT, SELL IT. FAST. Do it in The Islander.


Top 10 Things to Do When
Buying or Selling a Home.
#1 Call Piroska Kallay Planck,
She'll take care of the other 9.
f ]Call Piroska Kallay Planck at 778-2261
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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 Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation


if


$50,000
LOOKING TO GO EAST?
Want to enjoy the beauty of country
life? This 6.78 acre country home site
on SR 64, east of 1-75, will fit the bill.
Oak trees, wildlife and privacy!
IB76303.


$339,900
ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE
S-2BR beach cottage with
attached garage, completely
_ R_ renovated and only one block to
the beach. One ofra kind!
IB81214.


$289,000 HARD TO FIND FOUR BEDROOM
CONDO Do you have family and guests visit? This unit
is ideal! Rare 4BR/3BA furnished unit at Sunbow Bay.
Unit overlooks lagoon. Enclosed carport, heated pool and
tennis. Close to beaches and shopping. IB77766. Pat
Thompson, eves. 778-6439.

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


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

KATHY AND MIKE'S CLEANING SERVICE. The
Island's cleaning pros now accepting new clients for all
your interior and exterior cleaning needs. 722-4358.
NADIA'S EUROSAGE now accepting new massage
clients. Caring for residents and visitors on Anna
Maria Island for more than eight years. Call today for
an appointment, 795-0887. MA#0017550.

HOUSE CLEANING. Permanent: weekly or bi-
weekly. Experienced, reliable. Call for a free esti-
mate and ask for Silvia, 723-3874.

CAR SERVICE! Competitive rates. None extra for
early/late pickups. Tampa $75. Free local quotes.
24/7 Saylor Sedan 685-3233.

MIKE'S WINDOW CLEANING SERVICE. Profes-
sional window cleaning at its best. Great rates, ex-
cellent references. 722-4358


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 dis-
count. 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.


LOWEST PRICED CONDO
IN PERICO BAY!
i 2BR/2BA with magnificent
S water views. New ceramic tile
throughout, all new appli-
ances. updated kitchen and
baths. Beautifully decorated
and turnkey furnished. Heated
pool, Jacuzzi and tennis
courts! $198,000.

Call Sue Carlson
779-0733 or 720-2242 4


413 Pine Ave. Anna Maria .



NEW CONSTRUCTION

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










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

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

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

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

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

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


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.


Buying? Selling? Renting?

We're here to help -

Just give us a call!





MILS Serving the Islanrd since 1970' 1 i




Hannerle


f Moore
REALTORS
ONE OF THE KEY'S

NATURAL RESOURCES









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






TH9E ISLA 6R` M RMAARCH 13, 2002 U iAGE 15B


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.

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

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

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

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

WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more by
Hunter Douglas and major manufacturers. Call Is-
land resident Keith Barnett for a free in-home con-
sultation. 941-778-3526 or 730-0516.


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

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

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

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

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

HOME IMPROVEMENT: repairs, paint, general re-
pairs, carpentry, drywall, popcorn. Rotten wood and
soffit repairs, bi-folds, vinyl siding, aluminum. Mold-
ing, wainscoting. A.J. Winters, 713-1921.



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.

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

SEASONAL WITH BOAT dock. Holmes Beach,
beautifully furnished 2BR/2BA, balcony, screen
porch, garage. Tropical and private. $750/week,
$2,400/month. 776-1789.

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.

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

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


Got a fish
,story? Photo?


The Islander

Fish stories and photos
of your catch are always
welcome at The Islander.
Photos are returned.
Label with names, catch,
etc. Phone contact.
941-775-7978.


CUSTOM WATERFRONT HOME
This spacious 3BR/2.5BA custom waterfront
home offers a southeast exposure on a pro-
tected canal With easy no-bridge access to
the bay. The location is a very short walk to
the bay, post office and pier. The home fea-
S ;i tures double pane windows and sliding glass
doors with security film, extra insulation, AI
large screened decks, a private master suite 111
p I, '-'- on upper level with views of bay and Gulf iil.lNll I
from another deck. Electric and water are at ill
the dock as is a 12,000-lb. boatlift. Priced to -II
sell at $695,000. Call for appointment. . .
Robert L. Loomis
- Lic. Real Estate Broker
Phone (941) 779-9200
- Cell (941) 704-0489


"/The best value on the Island just got better!"


Take your choice of only five remaining units at an unbelievable
price of only $279,000. These upscale investment-grade
properties will not last long at this asking price.
Showings and offers taken at our Open House,
Sat & Sun, 1-4 pm, at The Terrace, 3100 Gulf Drive.
If you are unable to attend, please call for an appointment
to view this exceptional investment opportunity.

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SALES AND RENTALS
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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.

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

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

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

ANNUAL OR SIX months. Spacious 1 BR, 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.

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

ROOMS FOR RENT: $550/month, plus $400 secu-
rity, 778-3938.

ATTENTION SEASONAL RENTERS! Beautiful
modern 2BR/1BA elevated home on canal in
Holmes Beach. Newly renovated, upscale furnish-
ings and appliances with washer/dryer, private out-
door shower, patio and dock. $2,500/month. 216 S.
Harbor Drive. Call (813) 971-7999 (day), (813) 920-
3845 (evenings).

INDULGE YOURSELF. Spend the summer in para-
dise. Gulffront beach house has front and rear
decks, central air conditioning, new decor. 1BR/
1BA, turnkey. June through October, $900/month,
five-month minimum. 779-0095.

LARGE ANNUAL 2BR/2BA. Duplex, carport, stor-
age room, washer/dryer hook up. Glimpse of Gulf.
$875/month. Available April 1. 941-625-2889.

GULFFRONT CONDO: 2BR/2BA, new rental, im-
maculate. Available April 1. Pool, tennis, cable tele-
vision, elevator. Walk to shopping, restaurants and
more. 778-6288.

WHAT A VIEW! Gulffront one-half duplex for rent.
Just steps to beach. Completely furnished, no pets.
$850/month, plus utilities and cable television. (407)
595-4015.

ANNUAL UNFURNISHED Bradenton Beach studio
apartment for one person. $485/month includes
water. $485 security deposit. (941) 321-7373 or
(813) 659-0370.


* 2BR/2BA ELEVATED OVER CARPORT. All ameni-
* ties and on the lake. No pets. $850/month, annual
- rental. 952-1592.


BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED 3BR/2BA canalfront
home. Available April-December 2002 $1,500/
month, plus utilities and taxes, and 2003 season
$2,800/month. 920-1558 or 485-1373.

HOLMES BEACH: 3BR/2BA with garage and large
canalfront Iot. Annual, $1,200/month. Owner: 545-
6118 or 792-6029.

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


ANNUAL RENTALS available. 1BR and 2BR units.
Close to Gulf. Rates from $600 to $1,600/month.
First, last, security required. Call Island Real Estate,
778-6066.

BRADENTON BEACH: Quiet updated 2BR/2BA
condo on Intracoastal with boat dock. Just across
from Gulf. January-March: $3,200/month. 752-3632.

DUPLEX: 1BR/1BA annual rental, cute and cozy.
Just blocks to the beach. Available immediately.
May accept small pet with deposit. $525/month. Call
Wagner Realty Rentals, 778-2246.

ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH rentals: 2BR/2BA, tile
floors and small storage, $725/month. 2BR/2BA, tile
floors, stackable washer/dryer hook up. Close to
beach, $725/month. 1 BR/1 BA, $600/month. Dolores
Baker Realty, 778-7500.

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SUNBOW BAY: 2BR/2BA annual rental. Great com-
plex on the bay with tennis, swimming pools and
more. $875/month. One small pet allowed with de-
posit. Call Wagner Realty Rentals, 778-2246.
ROOM FOR RENT monthly. Furnished, utilities and
housekeeping included. 779-0322.
FURNISHED 2BR/1 BA duplex on the bay available
as annual rental. Boat dock and fabulous views.
$1,375/month, includes some utilities. Available
April 6. Call Wagner Realty Rentals, 778-2246.

FULLY FURNISHED 2BR/2BA condos in quiet four-
unit complex. Available January to March 2003.
Close to Duffy's, Manatee Public Beach and Publix.
Pool, washer/dryer, garage. 778-4560 or 920-4539.

2BR BAYOU Condo on water with dock. Available
for April. $1,700/month. Call 778-7642, or Betsy Hills
Real Estate, 778-2291.
AVAILABLE FALL 2002: ground-floor 2BR/1 BA near
Rod & Reel Pier, 150 feet to bay, all amenities, re-
cently updated. $1,500/month. 387-8610.
BRADENTON BEACH: Furnished 2BR/2BA with
garage and washer/dryer. Central air conditioning.
Season 2003, March or April 2003. 778-5208.
UNIQUE GULF BEACH HOUSE: 3BR/3BA, Florida
room, fully furnished. Dishwasher, washer/dryer, Great
views and beach. Prefer annual rental. 778-5263.



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

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.

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


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

Perico Bay Club: Lowest priced condo at $198,000!
2BR/2BA completely redone with brand new appli-
ances, ceramic tile, California closets, and more! All
new turnkey furnished. Contact Sue Carlson at
Morgan-Lewis Realty, 779-0733.
GULFVIEW BUILDING LOT 50 by 100 feet.
$349,000. Sale or trade for Island property. 3014
Ave. E., Holmes Beach. Owner, 798-3885.
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.


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

OPEN HOUSE Sunday, March 17, 1-4pm. 3BR/2BA
with two-car garage. Immediate availability, 792-
5372. 11324 Perico Isle Circle. Owner, 792-5372.
HOUSE FOR SALE by owner. 3BR/2BA with living
and dining rooms, screened-in porch. Two-car ga-
rage recently remodeled into studio/workshop with
spacious laundry room with new cabinets, counters,
etc. $350,000 firm. 214 84th St., Holmes Beach. Se-
rious buyers only, call 779-9799.
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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
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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-
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BAYVIEW HOME in remodeling process. Quiet
Holmes Beach location. Robinson Properties, 778-
4523

LAST OF THE GOOD DEALS. 2BR condo with boat
docks to the Intracoastal. Heated pool, friendly at-
mosphere. Steps to Palma Sola Beach. $117,900.
By owner/Realtor. Fred T. Flis, Real Estate Mart,
756-1080.

RARE TROPICAL ISLAND PARADISE. Want a
place just steps to the Gulf beach? Want to be sur-
rounded by native-Florida vegetation, palms and fruit
Streets? Want the "Old Florida" feel, no high rises or
acres of parking lots? Hurry! Because this beach
cottage has it all. 3BR/2BA 1,872 square feet, up-
dated home with Gulf and bay views. $395,000.
Adjacent to 50-by-100-foot lot which is also available
for sale. Call Wavecrest Real Estate, (800) 550-
0758.

HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX
S2 or 3BR/2BA AND 2BR/1BA
2 blocks to beach
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2BR/2BA, steps to Gulf with permanent beach ac-
cess. Eat-in kitchen, washer/dryer hook up. Large
deck off living room and kitchen. Large bonus
room, new tile and carpet, inside staircase, garage
and carport. Total 1,671-square feet. Must see!
$224,900, owner, 778-3427.

CONDO WITH VIEW of bay and pool. Second
floor. Pre-remodeling price, $247,000. Robinson
Properties, 778-4523

WESTBAY POINT and Moorings. Condo with view
of water, turnkey, carport. 778-6746.

WANTED TO BUY: Your house on Holmes Beach,
prefer the 200 block. All cash, as is, no realtors.
Call Georgia at (352) 588-4613.



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


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.

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.

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.

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. $579,000. Becky Smith or Elfi Starrett,
778-0700.

MARTINIQUE SOUTH 5200 Gulf Drive. Direct Gulffront,
end unit, 2BR/2BA, with upgraded kitchen, new carpet.
Heated pool, tennis, clubhouse. $409,000. Gail
Tutewiler, 778-0700.

SANDY POINTE BEAUTY 3607 E. Bay Dr. Elevated
Island condo, elegantly turnkey furnished. Weekly
rentals, pets okay. Bargain at $179,900. Call Gail
Tutewiler, 778-0700.

FAMILY-SIZED ISLAND HOME 7204 Palm Dr.,
Holmes'Beach. 4-5BR, Jacuzzi, fenced yard. New
roof and appliances! Large lot, deeded boat slip.
$479:000. Gail Tutewiler, 778-0700.

CANALFRONT CONDO! 2BR/2BA, ground-floor unit at
Flamingo Cay. 10423 Waterbird Way. 20-ft. boat dock, new
seawall on sailboat water. Upgrades, carport, heated pool,
tennis. $151,900. Call Gail Tutewiler, 778-0700.

IMPERIAL HOUSE 611 Gulf Dr. Updated 2BR condo,
fishing dock, private beach, active clubhouse. You'll
love it here. $139,000. Call Gail Tutewiler, 778-0700.


BRAND NEW 2BR/2.5BA condo on golf course at
beautiful Tobago Hilton on Tobago Island, Trinidad
in the Caribbean. 1,694 square feet. Excellent
rental market. Asking $229,000, appraised at
$241,000. Call Rick at 778-1102 or 727-5873.



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REAL ESTATE
SOF ANNA MARIA




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SSales Specialist 9906 Gulf Drive jeff@greenreal.com



Boyd Realty
EST. 1952
"Coconut Cottage"
in the Village of Longboat Key.
New Renovation!
Turnkey Furnished.
$369,000

"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

Thanks for saying "I saw it in The Islander"

ANNA MARIA



REAL ESTATE, LLC






ClGria-Schorpp" -Helen White Mary Ann Schmidt









ISLAND FAMILY HOME
4BR/2BA ini Holmes Beach. Family room, fireplace, eat-
in kitchen, deck, outdoor shower, storage/workshop,
close to beach and shopping. $429,000.
ISLAND VILLAGE
3BR/2BA, professionally decorated condo. Just
listed! Turnkey furnished, spacious, heated pool,
small pets, tennis, across from beach and close to
everything. $294,000.
PERICO ISLAND
2BR/2BA Perico Island. Split plan, excellent condi-
tion. Screened porch, two-car garage, community
pool, tennis, short drive to beach. $225,000.
DIRECT GULFFRONT CONDO
3BR/2BA turnkey furnished Gulfplace condo. Walk out
to gorgeous white sandy beach in prime Holmes Beach
area. Lighted tennis, heated pool and great rental history.
Call to view. Exclusively shown. $769,000.




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ANNUAL RENTALS
Perico Bay Club 2BR/2BA villa,
pool, garage $1,100 month
Runaway Bay 1BR/1BA, pool, tennis $700 month
SEASONAL RENTALS
Condominiums and Homes Weekly/Monthly
from $500 week / $1000 month
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k Ire1 684 Key Royale Dr ......NEW $725,000

Frank Davis 524 72nd St ............NEW $495,000
Broker
2306 Canasta Drive ..... $1,095,000

[ 111 Gull Drive ... Reduced $529,500

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

MelndaBordes 621 Emerald Lane........... $550,000
Mellnda Bordes
Realtor
608 Emerald Lane ........ $525,000

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

621 Concord Lane ....... $499,000
Jl ISLAND HOMES,
Realtore CONDOS & LOTS

8803 Gulf Dr ........ NEW$334,700

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

1103 Gulf Dr. South ........ $535,000
Bob Fittro Bradenton Beach Club from$500,000
Realtor
409 Spring Ave lot ............ 229,500

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

428 Magnolia............... $379,000
Richard Freeman
Realtor 409 Bay Palms Drive....... $369,500

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

4002 6th Ave .............. $389,000
Waters Edge #208N ........ $399,000
Alan Galletto 113 75th St.................... $725,000
Broker/Salesperson
Sun Plaza West #106.......... $372,500

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

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

Bill Jones 210 83rd Street ........... $345,000
Broker/Salesperson
216 85th Street ........... $324,900

Westbay Pt. & Moorings ...... $319,000

501 70th Street .......... $295,000
2906 Gulf Drive ............. $299,900
Jon Kent
Realtor
710 North Shore lot ........ $299,000

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

DUPLEXES

1703 Gulf Dr. N............ $345,000
Tom Nelson
Realtor 405 N. Bay Blvd.............. $629,000

|-p% |204 65th St ................. $299,000
MAINLAND

11332 Perico Isles Cir .. NEW $325,000
Nick Patsios
Broker/Salesperson 2418 90th St. NW........ $3,495,000

I1189 Edgewater Cr. ........... $247,500

1206 Spoonbill Landing Cir $227,000

Two waterfront acres ....... $1,500,000
Chris Shaw COMMERCIAL
Realtor
PROPERTIES
Sports Bar & Restauranto.... $129,900
(business only)
1703 Gulf Dr. N............. $495,000


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PLAYING THE GAME 12 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 114 115 16 17 18 120
By Elizabeth C. Gorski / Edited by Will Shortz


Across
1 Noble
11 Losing
21 Florida destination
,.- "-_'- some snowbirds
22 Common carriers
S. 23 Shortcut, perhaps
24 Its borders are Fren
and Swiss
25 Smudge
S. .. 26 Earthlink competitor
28 React to Ricky Mart
say
29 W. E. B. Du Boiswaso
of its founders
33 What 7-Up isn't
36 Fine jacket materials
C 40 Lao-
43 See 55-Across
44 Olympian Yamaguchi
47 Lott of Washington
48 Fall shade
50 On
52 Albeniz's "Cantos

54 Pres. appointee
55 Bloom shaped like a 4
Across
57 Tax prep. expert
58 "On the Town" character
60 D.C. insider
61 Emulated E.T.
64 Leggy one
66 They're nuts
S.,. 67 Backwater, with "the"
70 Foolish
71 Sierra
72 Soul's Lattisaw who sar
"Let Me Be Your Angel
73 Affirm
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77 U.S. president, at times
78 Some Christmas decora-
tions
for 82 Booms
85 Cat-o'-nine-tails feature
87 Final: Abbr.
88 Under a microscope
ch 91 Tina's ex
92 Fire work
93 Ancient greetings
95 New citizen, perhaps
in, 96 Zaire's Mobutu __ Seko
98 Cry of a person with a
ne hammer
99 Botticelli's "The Birth of

101 Just knew
103 This is the end
105 Hosp. figures
106 Kind of plane
108 Desertlike
109 San Antonio team
111 Threshing tool
de 114 Oriole's home
116 Prefix with -derm
119 The Met's "Hunt of the Uni-
3- corn" and others
124 Pithy
129 Passes to Verdi
rs 130 It may rise and fall during a
speech
131 Gets a whole new view of
132 Agrees (with)

Down
1 Cries heard around baby
pictures
ng 2 New York's Jacob __
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3 _-European
4 Bar decoration
5 Magnetic induction units
6 Morsel
7 E.R. skill
8 Arctic explorer John




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9 Bailiwick
10 Clock sound
11 Opposite of bien
12 "I've said thousand
times ..."
13 Library section
14 "That was close!"
15 Building composition,
maybe
16 Beat, as the competition
17 Packing crew
18 Expert ending?
19 Statesince 1864: Abbr.
20 Govt. construction over-
seer
27 Traditional bodies of
knowledge
30 crossroads
31 Get the picture
32 Suggest
34 A Simpson sister
35 Chilled garnishes
37 Intensify
38 Make secret
39 Fashion
40 "The Sound of Music"
family name
41 Sake go-with
42 These, to Juan
45 Romance, perhaps
46 Look
49 Octopuslike
51 Dawber of "Mork &
Mindy"
53 Most bohemian
56 Cooks, as leftovers
59 "On the Town" performer
62 Igneous rock
63 Latin I word
65 Places with rocking
chairs
68 Game-winning cry
69 Actress Sedgwick
73 Fastballs
74 Gets smart


75 Works
76 Packing a punch
77 Optimistic gestures
79 salts
80 Initial bit of progress
81 Channels
82 Pastry paste base
83 Bouquet parts
84 Emmy winner Falco
86 TV's Magnum and oth-
ers
89 Skye writing
90 Groundbreaking manu-


facturer?
94 Beach sights
97 This may never get off
the ground
100 Dances energetically
102 Some sorority women
104 Modern gas pump no-
tice
107 Trellis
110 Range
112 Vexes
113 "Hogwash!"
115 Fashion


117 Not go boldly
118 Just
119 Height
120 Chest thumper
121 green
122 "Les Nuits d'
123 Sound at a fish fry
125 Bo (exercise sys-
tem)
126 Letters at sea
127 London-to-Dover dir.
128 Swing site
minute.


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