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Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992) ( April 3, 2002 )

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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
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Creation Date: April 3, 2002

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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: April 3, 2002

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

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Skimming the news ... Daylight Savings Time starts Sunday ... spring ahead!


Anna Maria



The


Islander


Baseball continues, page 24.


"The Best


News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"


Volume 10, no. 21, April 3, 2002 FREE


A beautiful morning
The Easter Sunday sunrise service sponsored by the Anna Maria Island Kiwanis Club with participation from the Island's seven churches was greeted with perfect
weather and upwards of 2,000 persons at the Manatee Public Beach.


7-unit Gulf condo


approved in


Bradenton Beach
Another Gulffront condominium project has been
approved in Bradenton Beach.
Bradenton Beach Club II is on the west side of Gulf
Drive at 17th Street. It will consist of seven units on .66
acres of land.
Developers are Lynn Hazlett and Harry Nikias,
who are developing the Bradenton Beach Club across
the street, a 36-unit townhouse project.
Spokesperson Emily Anne Smith, with the archi-
tectural firm of Eatman & Smith, said the project would
be downsized from what could be allowed, "We are
allowed to build 11 units, but we plan to build only
seven," she said last week before the Bradenton Beach
Planning and Zoning Board.
Units are expected to sell for $800,000, she said.
Only one person spoke to the project at a public
hearing David Teitelbaum, codeveloper of the pro-


By Paul Roat
No moratorium, according to Bradenton Beach
planners.
The advisory board voted unanimously last week
to recommend to the city commission it turn down the
proposed moratorium on right-of-way vacations, ma-
jor developments and comprehensive plan changes.
The motion to reject the building ban was "because
we have not heard or discovered any evidence or fact
that leads us to believe there is an immediate threat to
the public health, safety and welfare, and we do not
believe a moratorium is required in order to allow for
a thoughtful and thorough review of the land develop-
ment codes and comprehensive plan," according to
planning board member Rick Bisio, who made the
motion.
Five people spoke on the matter. All opposed the
idea of a moratorium.
"Facts and figures about why this proposed emer-
gency moratorium is required have not been provided,"
said resident David Teitelbaum, a partner/developer of
the proposed Old Bridge Village in the city. "A pos-
sible adverse impact on the community as a whole has
not been demonstrated. Required proof has not been
factually provided that public services, public facilities


posed Old Bridge Village, said he "supported the
project completely."
Planning board members unanimously voted to
approve the project with stipulations that parking, land-
scaping, loading zone and parking space size questions
be answered prior to issuance of any permits.
Since the project is a major development and did
not include any special exception requests, the planning
and zoning board was the final arbiter on the matter.


and infrastructure are being stressed.
"A few ignorant and belligerent opinions that de-
velopment in Bradenton Beach is out of control is sim-
ply not enough."
"I'm not opposed to a review of the land develop-
ment code and other ordinances," said resident John
Kaufmann, "but I'm concerned I'll be denied the high-
est and best use of my property, and it's not fair to put
that kind of restriction on the commission. This seems
to be a special interest trying to impose their will on the
community."
Resident Ralph Dean echoed Kaufmann's com-
ments, adding that he too wanted to use his property "at
its highest and best use lots of people have bought
out here."
Resident Harry Brown, also the owner of Old
Bridge Village, and a partner in the proposed new de-
velopment of the same name, called the proposed
moratorium an "ill-thought-out reaction by a few
people spewing out nastiness. It's divisive to the com-
munity. I fully agree the comp plan should be reviewed,
but it's in place now and you have the means, the right
and the power to deal with each project as it comes to
you and either approve it, modify it or reject it.
PLEASE SEE MORATORIUM, NEXT PAGE


Sunrise service
greeting
Participants at the Easter
Sunday sunrise service were led
in a traditional greeting with
hands raised, saying "He is
risen." Islander Photos: J.L.
Robertson


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Dredge done in Anna Maria
The dredge pumping sand along most of the beach
on the Island finished its task in Anna Maria and
has started renourishing the beach in Holmes
Beach. For more information about the project
and its process, see page 12. Islander Photo:
Courtesy Jack Elka


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PAGE 2 0 APRIL 3, 2002 0 THE ISLANDER

Turtles wait

10 miles offshore
By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Turtle watchers have begun their patrols, mother sea
turtles are just 10 miles offshore, and-the Gulf water is
within six degrees of "just right" for nature to start taking
its course.
Fishermen have told Suzi Fox that big loggerheads
are idling around on the surface of the Gulf of Mexico
within 10 miles of Anna Maria Island, she said.
None has yet come ashore to dig a hole in the sand
and deposit eggs, but that is anticipated any night now.
The water was 74 degrees earlier this week, Fox
said, and marine turtles seem to regard 80-degree wa-
ter as the signal that it's time to get down to the millen-
nia-old procreation game.
Some 130 volunteers have been trained to walk the
beach at daybreak every day to spot turtle tracks, follow
them to their end and note the location of the nest.
If it is within the bounds of the beach renourishment
project now under way, the eggs will be dug up and
moved to safer haven at Coquina Beach. If not, the nest
will be marked with signs warning people to steer clear
and not chance any disturbance of the eggs.
Fox, who holds the state marine turtle preservation
permit for Anna Maria Island, said 102 volunteers
showed up for training as beach walkers, and 30 more
with experience are available.
The Island-long beach is divided into nine sections,
with a coordinator in charge of each. They and other
volunteers are checking the renourishment sections all
April, and will begin daily sunrise checks of all of the
beach May 1. Sea turtles, with few exceptions, make
their nests at night.
Fox meets every morning with representatives and
crewmen of Great Lakes Dredge and Dock, which is
rebuilding much of the beach with sand dredged from
a bar offshore of Anna Maria.
Starting the season on a decidedly cheerful note,
she is going into the boat business a boat was do-
nated to the Turtle Watch cause over the weekend, and
she'll get it ready for sale in the next several days and
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The area of north Longboat Key referred to as Beer Can Island was packed with boats and picnickers Easter
Sunday, reverberating with loud music and young tanning, skimpily clad bodies, all reminiscent of the parties
formerly held on the Palma Sola Causeway. Large pipes headed for the renourishment project await on a
barge in Longboat Pass in the background. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy


Moratorium rejected by planners
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
"A moratorium is totally unnecessary and not the
will of anybody except a pocketful of people venting
against everything since the last election."
Resident Lynn Hazlett, the developer of the pro-
posed Bradenton Beach Club II project, said "a mora-
torium is used when there is a crisis. You're voting to
cause a degradation of the city" if you approve a mora-
torium.
Resident Les Hoist said a moratorium "means
there's a major failure, and I don't see that here. A


moratorium will cause lots of legal hassles."
Planning and Zoning Board Chairman Bob Dale
seemed to sum up the thoughts of the group when he
said that "there is growth in Bradenton Beach, and
some people are not happy with it, but it falls within the
land development codes. Our problem as a board is to
look at the special exceptions and variances, but to do
a flat moratorium I don't think it's a good idea."
"We're doing now what we wanted to do 15 years
ago" when the comprehensive plan was written, board
member Joe Garbus added.
The city commission will address the moratorium
issue in the first of two public hearings at 7 p.m. Thurs-
day, April 4.


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THE ISLANDER 0 APRIL 3, 2002 0 PAGE 3


SAM leadership changes eeti


By Paul Roat
The leadership of Save Anna Maria has changed.
Both President Joy Courtney and Vice President Bar-
bara Lacina have resigned their respective offices, al-
though they will retain membership in the 10-year-old
community organization.
Replacing Courtney is former Bradenton Beach
Mayor Katie Pierola; replacing Lacina is Holmes
Beach community activist Joan Perry.
Courtney's letter of resignation urged the organi-
zation to "do an outstanding job to keep a low-level
bridge to Anna Maria Island." Her resignation was ef-
fective March 22. She declined to elaborate on the rea-
sons for her departure from the group after about seven
years.
Lacina also did not elaborate on reasons behind her
departure, which was effective March 21.
"I accepted the position of president of SAM as a
pro-tem basis," Pierola, now a Bradenton resident, said.


"I'm not going to come in as a boss. I want to be a
peacemaker."
Pierola praised Courtney's leadership of the orga-
nization and SAM itself. "I have always had great re-
spect for all her years of hard work and dedication. I
firmly believe in the purpose of Save Anna Maria and
have admiration for all the pioneers of this organiza-
tion."
SAM was formed to preserve the quality of life on
the Island. In the mid-1990s, the group led the charge
against the Florida Department of Transportation and
the Florida Department of En% ironmental Protection to
block construction of a "megabridge" replacement for
the Anna Maria Bridge.
The group, and its more than 100 members, were
successful in halting the plan. The group later contrib-
uted its efforts to the organization heading up opposi-
tion to construction of 898 condominium units,. some
in 10-story buildings, on Perico Island.


Anna Maria Bridge meeting Thursday


The second public work session presenting the re-
sults of last year's inspections of the Anna Maria
Bridge will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at St.
Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive,
Holmes Beach.
Representatives from the Florida Department of
Transportation and the consulting firm of PBS&J will be
on hand to answer questions about the bridge findings. A
video will also be shown to help illustrate the bridge is-
sues.
Essentially, the DOT has presented three options, with
costs as a result of the tests and field investigations:
Spend $9.7 million to repair the 45-year-old span,
which would result in 15-20 years of effective "life."
Spend $25.5 million to rehabilitate the bridge,
adding about 30 feet to its existing width to bring it up
to current bridge design standards and also last 15-20
years.


Spend $29.6 million to build a new, 21-foot-high
center-clearance bridge, with an effective life span of
75 years.
"We do not have a recommended alternative,"
DOT spokesperson Maryemma Bachelder said.
"We're here at this time to say, 'Here's the condition
of the bridge. What's your pleasure?'"
Aerial photographs will be displayed and bridge
study newsletters and handouts will be available at the
workshop. The public is encouraged to attend and of-
fer input to scribes, who will document comments, or
to complete comment forms.
Comment forms and questionnaires will also be
available at the workshop to take home, with comple-
tion by April 15 requested by the DOT.
Additionally, those materials will also be available
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April 10, 6:30 p.m., Environmental Educational En-
hancement Committee meeting.
April 11, 7 p.m., city commission work session.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
April 4, 7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda:
public comment, first reading and public hearing on
building moratorium, second reading and public hear-
ing on wastewater franchise with Manatee County, re-
view of paving bids, "Accord" interlocal agreement
discussion, closure of city pier for three days for main-
tenance discussion and commission reports.
April 11, 6:30 p.m., planning and zoning board meet-
ing.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
April 3, 10 a.m., charter review ad hoc committee
meeting.
April 3, 7 p.m., parks and beautification committee
meeting.
April 4, 1 p.m., planning commission meeting.
April 9, 7 p.m., city commission meeting with work
session to follow.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Of Interest
April 4, 5-8 p.m., public presentation on the status of
the Anna Maria Bridge by the Florida Department of
Transportation and consultants, St. Bernard Catholic
Church activity center, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes
Beach.

A future newsletter will include a summary of ques-
tions and comments received by the DOT along with
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PAGE 4 M APRIL 3, 2002 M THE ISLANDER


Bradenton, builders sell Anna Maria Island


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Island elected officials have long complained that
they and their cities are like Rodney Dangerfield. They
can't get "no respect" from the county, despite the fact
Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key are the major
draws for tourism and heavily featured in advertising
for new home projects.
And a little funding and "respect" by the county for
the Island wouldn't hurt, said Anna Maria Commis-
sioner John Michaels.
"It's about time [county government] start realiz-
ing that we are the main attraction for people coming
here on vacation or moving here from another area."
Michaels was stung when the original "Accord"
agreement between Manatee County, Bradenton and
Palmetto to oversee future growth in the area failed to
include any Island representation. He took that as a sign
of what little respect many county officials have for the
Island.
"Yet, we are the draw for Manatee County," said
Michaels, and all the people who move here eventually
impact the Island and all the tourists the county is
scouring the world to bring here are coming because of
the Island and Longboat Key.
Taken a step further, said Michaels, when people
move here, sooner or later they're going to want to visit
the Island. Those people then come to the beach, buy
a boat, go fishing, their friends and relatives from up
north come down, visit the Island, and they, too, decide
to buy here.
Nothing wrong with that, agreed Michaels, but it
would be nice if the county recognized how much the
Island means for the economy of the entire area and the
impact bringing more people to the area has on the Is-
land.
As Holmes Beach Commissioner Don Maloney
said, "I once told a county official I was glad. all the
people moving here were going east. That sounded
good until he reminded me that all those people
buying east will eventually find their way west to the
Island for recreation."
The county doesn't hide the fact it sells the Island
and Longboat Key as the main tourist attractions.
Absolutely, said Bradenton Area Convention and
Visitors Bureau Executive Director Larry White, the
county agency in charge of tourism, promotions and
conventions. The Island is the attraction.
S"Everything we do starts with Anna Maria Island
and Longboat Key," said White.
-The Islands are also displayed prominently on the
CVB's Web site, and the bureau's logo is: "Florida's
Gulf Islands of Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key,"
with the words "Bradenton Area" tucked conveniently
at the bottom.
The slogan "Florida's Gulf Islands, Anna Maria
and Longboat Key," are also at the top of the CVB's
letterhead stationery.
A picture used to advertise the area says "Miles and
miles of white sand beaches await visitors to Anna
Maria Island and Longboat Key."
White readily admits that the Island and Longboat
Key are the "featured beaches" for the CVB's
$800,000-a-year advertising campaign that hits the
midwest, Canada and Europe annually.


Selling the Island
This visitors' guide produced by the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau makes no secret of what
is the No. 1 tourist attraction for the area.


Bradenton area tourism
While no official records are available, with
5,239 rooms and a yearly occupancy rate of 61
percent, the Bradenton area would draw about
1.1 million visitors annually. Of that figure, an
estimated 600,000 would either stay or visit on
the Island or Longboat Key.



Nearly 60 percent of the county's $2.9 million in
annual revenue from the tourism tax comes from Anna
Maria Island and Longboat Key, White said. Yet the
two entities combined have only 40 percent of the to-
tal number of accommodation rooms in the county.
But what does the Island get from the county to
handle the impact of all the new residents along with
the approximately 1 million visitors annually to the
area?
Aside from some county funding for the current
beach renourishment project, not a whole lot.
It would be nice to get some of that money from the
county to help with Island tourist development, said
Alan Galletto, president of the Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce, which funds the tourism infor-
mation center at the chamber.
"We have asked the county in the past for funding
for the center, but haven't gotten anything," said
Galletto. The county "benefits a lot" from the millions
in tax revenues collected on the Island and some of that
money should come back to help Island tourism.
Galletto said the AMI Chamber will continue to
ask for funds again in this year's county budget.
Out in east Manatee County, new home builders


proudly announce the fact that their development is
"just minutes" from the Island and beaches.
The brochure for one home builder just east of In-
terstate 75 along State Road 64 has a flashy picture of
a beautiful beach presumably on Anna Maria Island
- with glistening, scantily clad young bodies frolick-
ing in crystal blue waters. They are obviously enjoying
the good life on the Island.
"Just minutes from the Gulf beaches," screams the
brochure to the unsuspecting home buyer/newcomer,
who has yet to learn that you can reach Anna Maria
Island in just a few minutes from 1-75 as the brochure
suggests, only if you leave at 3 a.m. in the middle of
August and break every speed limit posted.
Ryland Homes, Centex Homes, U.S. Homes, etc.
all preach the value of a location that is "near" the Is-
land, beaches and water.
"That's great," said Maloney. "That just means
everybody who moves here or visits here is sooner or
later going to come to the Island and we will be im-
pacted by that."
Now, however, the Island will have at least some
input on the impact of future growth in the county. Is-
land elected officials have agreed to a single Island
representative on the Joint Planning Commission ap-
proved by the new "Accord."
In the original agreement, there wasn't even a
mention of the Island, Michaels had noted. No respect.
"Yet we are the main draw," for the local economy,
he reiterated..
Maybe the Island wasn't mentioned in the original
"Accord," said one home builder in east Manatee, be-
cause "When we do our marketing promotions and
brochures, we don't mention Bradenton or Palmetto,
just the Island. Nobody cares how far it is to the cities."
A little respect for the Island.


Cortez Road project finally gets a date


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
The oft-delayed left-turn lane through
Cortez finally has a "mandatory start date," the
Florida Department of Transportation said this
week.
Work is to begin May 5, 2003, said the DOT,
and the "mandatory" part means it will indeed
start then.
The program calls for widening Cortez Road
from 119th Street to the east ramp of the Cortez
Bridge to accommodate the extra lane. Left turns
are currently difficult for traffic in either direction.
The state two years ago put the turn-lane on


its "do" list and set aside money to pay for it, but pro-
tests by Cortezians and changes to meet the objections
delayed it time and again.
Cortez residents said among other criticisms that
the wider road would encroach on several residences
on the south side of the thoroughfare, and they were
protected as part of the historic village.
DOT made changes to accommodate the objectors
and planned to let the contract this June and start work
in July. But a traffic light mechanism integral to the
project was delayed in manufacture, so it was all put off
again.
This time it's ready to go, said DOT, noting that the
new schedule holds off construction until after the


2002-03 winter season.
The project calls for:
Resurfacing and widening the road for a 12-
foot-wide left-turn lane.
Two 11-foot-wide lanes for through traffic.
Five-foot paved shoulders as bicycle lanes.
Five-foot concrete sidewalks on each side
of the road.
Three landscaped median islands with
raised curbing.
New signal system at 119th Street.
Flashing beacons on 35-mph speed limit
signs.
Estimated cost of the job is $666,000.


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THE ISLANDER 0 APRIL 3, 2002 M PAGE 5


Anna Maria City meetings back to normal


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Not to worry, Islanders. Things are back to normal
at Anna Maria city commission meetings.
There was a honeymoon period for new Mayor
SueLynn, but that's officially over following the events
of the March 28 meeting.
It had to be "trash talk" to get things back to what
some Anna Maria residents consider normal for a city
commission meeting.
When the commission turned to adoption of the new
contract with Waste Management Inc. for the city's waste
removal franchise, Anna Maria resident Tim Eisler cried
that it smelled foul. The contract, not the garbage.
Eisler said he had written the city more than two
years ago, questioning why he had to pay two full bills
for his duplex that sits on a single lot. Not fair, and
several other residents, including Carol Anne Magill,
said they were in the same position.
"It's double billing," Eisler told Rose Quin-Bare of
WMI. When Quin-Bare said the double billing was
mandatory, based on what was in the new contract,
Eisler said that "doesn't justify" the practice.
"I'm not happy," Eisler said, claiming this was a
fraudulent and discriminatory practice.
Well, said Quin-Bare, the only way to change your
bill is to change the ordinance.
"Then let's do it," snapped Eisler.
When Mayor SueLynn said that at this late date,
that would mean renegotiating the contract and that
wasn't going to happen, Eisler was indignant. "I wrote
two years-ago, and now you are saying it's too late.
"You are not representing the best interests of the
customer," Eisler charged the mayor.
Eventually, SueLynn got Quin-Bare to agree to an
after-the-fact amendment that would specifically ad-
dress the billing question for those older duplexes that
were built on single lots.
That placated Eisler somewhat, who even agreed
to work on the wording of the amendment.
The commission then approved the new contract


and ordinance with WMI by unanimous vote.

Hovercraft
Commissioners weren't out of the trash heap yet
with the general public, particularly when the topic was
the hovercraft that a private company wants to land at
the beach in Bayfront Park to off-load visitors from St.
Petersburg.
Rick DeFrank wondered why the commission was
even continuing any discussion on the hovercraft since
it appeared to be a violation of city codes for a commer-
cial boat to off-load at Bayfront Park.
Commissioner Chuck Webb, who had offered that
opinion, said he sees a number of problems with the
hovercraft, and before the company, Hover USA, could
begin operations these would have to be dealt with and
approved.
But they have a perfect right to make a presenta-
tion, said Webb. "We can't stop them from doing that."
Magill thought the commission should have a per-
fect right to stop anybody from making a presentation
and seemed to think a decision to approve had already
been made.
"All the people up here were elected and you have
known that we are against anything" that affects zon-
ing and ordinances. The commission discussion has
"made me nervous."
Nothing's been agreed, replied Webb. "What I
stated was they have a legal right to apply. We don't
have to approve."
Magill questioned why businesses should even
have a right to apply, saying "Put a moratorium on
these people bringing in [businesses]" and "forcing us
to do these things."
A planned March 30 demonstration of the
hovercraft was postponed and the issue will be an
agenda item for the next commission workshop.

County charter
Diane Caniff asked for clarification on the county
charter and the "Accord" agreement and how they af-


fect the city. There have been discussions but none of
any "substance," according to Caniff.
Commissioner John Michaels said the "Accord"
and county charter were discussed at a previous work-
shop session.
Caniff felt the commission had already decided on
the issue, and this should have been done at a meeting
where they could officially vote, not a workshop ses-
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SueLynn said the "Accord" would be on the city
commission agenda for April 11.

Unwanted newspapers
The mayor said the city was working with the
owners of a shopping guide that is home-delivered free
to all city residents. The problem is that the paper of-
ten gets in the right of way where the city has to deal
with it. In addition, the papers are occasionally uncol-
lected at a vacant rental unit or house and this becomes
unsightly.
The mayor said anyone who does not want the
shopping guide delivered can call 748-4344 to stop
delivery.

Code enforcement board
There were six applicants for two vacant positions
on the city's code enforcement board and the mayor
nominated Gordon Atkinson and John Fara to the
board. The nominations were approved unanimously.

Moratorium on memorial benches
The commission approved a one-year moratorium
on memorials on city property, notably memorial
benches.
During the next year, the commission will study
the policy on memorials prepared by the environmen-
tal education and enhancement committee.
Michaels thanked the EEEC for all its hard work
and input into the policy paper it presented to the com-
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Oh, woe is us
The Manatee County Area Transit trolley service got off
to a terrific start once it was initiated. The trolleys started roll-
ing on Anna Maria Island March 23 and compared with the
former buses, ridership is hugely increased.
It hasn't been without its problems.
At least three persons complained to our office that they'd
witnessed "near death" situations, in particular with children
seemingly assuming the trolleys would behave much like
school buses and traffic would await their safe departure.
Less serious problems include sliding doors separating
sections either slide freely during the ride or must be locked.
Mechanical entry doors that don't open and close properly
caused MCAT to pull the trolleys and send buses in their place.
On Tuesday, county commissioners heard that the manu-
facturer was sending interim trolleys for the route while they
"work out the bugs."
What we need; we think, are trolley drivers rather than bus
drivers. We need a different "transportation mentality" here and
some rules and limitations for riders. It seems the folks who
drive buses don't interact with people, and drivers at least
those on Anna Maria Island trolleys need to be encouraged
to use their people skills.
While so few of the many ideas bounced-around by the
"marketing committee" have seen fruition, it appears there
needs to be more distinction than a tropical outfit to make a
trolley driver.
And restrictions for youthful, unaccompanied riders.

Bridge answers, finally
This is the week that was for the Anna Maria Bridge.
The Florida Department of Transportation and its consult-
ants will be on the Island Thursday evening to present the re-
sults of many months of bridge engineering studies at a work-
shop from 5 to 8 p.m. at St. Bernard Catholic Church.
Several options for what can be done for however many
dollars to improve the bridge are on the agenda.
Puzzling to us, is the proposal for a 21-foot-clearance re-
placement bridge. Twenty-one-foot clearance? How did that
become an option?
We'd have preferred to keep the options open as far as
replacements go, especially in view of the fact DOT said it
would not limit options to a 65-foot-clearance bridge.
No, they're not limiting our options. But is it their game
plan to get Islanders previously opposed to a fixed span to agree
that a 21-foot-clearance would be a worse boondoggle, thereby
moving us from rehab conversations to talking over what size
replacement is acceptable?
Doesn't anyone remember them telling us a 45-foot bas-
cule would open 80 percent less than the present bridge? Why
then, settle for a new 21-foot bascule?
We think it's just too coincidental that the cost of the 21-
foot-clearance bridge ($29.6 million) with a 75-year life span
is so close in comparison to $25.5 million for rehabbing the
present bridge to extend the life span 15-20 years.
We like to think we know when we're being manipulated.


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Critical meeting tomorrow
Mark your calendar for tomorrow, April 4, when the
Florida Department of Transportation will present new
options for the rehabilitation or repair of the Anna Maria
Bridge.
Citizens of Anna Maria Island and neighboring areas
fought and won a long battle against the original proposed
replacement of the current drawbridge with a high-rise
fixed span. The DOT will present three optional plans for
the repair or replacement of the aged bridge.
It is important for all, especially for newcomers, to
attend. Members of the DOT will be on hand to illustrate
plans and answer questions. Come and bring a friend be-
tween 5 and 8 p.m. at St. Bernard Catholic Church (248
S. Harbor Drive) in Holmes Beach. The final decision will
be one with which we will live for many years.
Louise F. Lockwood, Holmes Beach

Thanks for peace pole help
On behalf of all the members of the Anna Maria
Island Rotary Club and visiting Rotarians from two
other states and two European countries, I would like
to thank The Islander for the excellent coverage of the
Peace Pole Dedication Ceremony at the Anna Maria
Elementary School.
The Club and the Rotary Foundation were pleased
to be a part of such a significant event, which we are
certain will have a memorable imprint on the memo-
ries.of the children in hopes that their idealism can be
transformed into reality.
Club members also were pleased to be approached
by so many adults, many who did not have children at
the AnnaMaria school, who commented on the impor-
tance of the event and that they were pleased to be
present and to be a part of the event.
I would be remiss if I did not publicly acknowledge
that the majority of the accolades for this undertaking
should go to Cindi Harrison and Gary Wooten of the
AME staff. The organizational efforts they provided
was simply incredible. There is no better word to de-


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The AMI Rotary Club looks forward to working
with the school in the rededication of its Peace Pole to
world peace each September. Hopefully the weather
will be more accommodating when that day rolls
around.
Jim Dunne, president, Anna Maria Island Rotary
Club
Thanks for tour help
Open letter to our neighbors and business owners
in Anna Maria, Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach
communities:
On behalf of all the children and families served by
the Anna Maria Island Community Center, thank you
... thank you ... thank you for helping make the ninth
annual Tour of Homes the overwhelming success it
was. The Tour of Homes Committee, volunteers,
homeowners, neighbors, businesses, local government
and law enforcement really pulled together to help us
welcome a few off-Island visitors and the resulting
success of $38,000 helps the Center ensure that no
child is ever turned away due to a parent's inability to
pay. Your spirit of cooperation really made a positive
difference to our community.
Special thanks to Barbara Mason, volunteer chair-
man of this year's tour and her team members; their
efforts and dedication ensured the day was flawless,
exciting and memorable for all. Additional thanks to
everyone in the community who assisted them in any
way it could not have happened without you and
your attention to quality and details.
Pierrette Kelly, executive director, Anna Maria
Island Community Center


Thanks for party
The Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island Inc.,
extends its sincere gratitude to all the merchants,
friends, guests and club members who supported the
annual dessert card party March 13. It could not have
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THE ISLANDER M-APRIL 3, 2002 0 PAGE 7


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The sky may be falling,
but not the hovercraft
I propose that we Islanders just listen to all the
"Chicken Littles" out there and get on with digging up
the blacktop, ripping out the shell sub-base and getting
back to the original sand roads.
What could be better than the clouds of sand fill-
ing our houses when the cars (that weren't stuck in the
sand) went flying by. Come to think of it, we could get
rid of both bridges to the mainland and rebuild the
wooden bridge to Bradenton Beach while we're at it.
I realize that there are those who would bitch if
they were hung with a gold rope, but come on, there
are, as a matter of fact, some things in life that are
worth fighting for.
In "Your Opinion" in The Islander dated March 27,
a William Wamester urged caution regarding the disaster
that was about to befall us all if we let the hovercraft get
its nose under the tent, so to speak. Load, shoot, aim!
The hovercraft had made six or seven landings and
departures from the Anna Maria boat landing area at
Bayfront Park before I was aware that it had been here
even one time. Hearing that it was to make another land-
ing two or three weeks ago, wild horses couldn't keep me
from being there to watch.
Standing about 75 feet from the arrival point at the
appointed time, I expected helicopter-like blowing sand
and copious noise. What a pleasant surprise to find: no
blowing sand; a noise threshold appropriate for holding
normal conversation; a well muffled 350-horsepower die-
sel engine burning non-odorous canola oil fuel; and pas-
sengers disembarking who were neither deaf nor equipped
with OSHA-approved hearing protection.
The entire experience was pleasant and very enter-
taining. Oh, and there was no trace of the craft having
been there after it left.
The entire load of passengers walked to the city
pier to have lunch, and I'm certain they enjoyed that as
much as we did our "look-see" into the cabin of this


"not a plane, not a boat, not a car" method of travel.
On publication of this letter, I will so relish the sub-
sequent raving of our "citizens against virtually every-
thing," to whom I can only recommend they "get a life."
I haven't checked lately, and I suppose I should,
because the sky may really be falling. Meanwhile,
about all that nasty blacktop ....
Chuck White, Anna Maria
Manatee program honored
Some good news has just come to my attention that
I would like to share with readers: Manatee County has
just been recognized as having the best Adopt-A-High-
way program in our southwest 15-county district.
I'm sure everyone has seen those familiar "Adopt-A-
Highway" signs and may have wondered what they en-
tailed. Local companies, civic organizations or individu-
als contact Keep Manatee Beautiful to volunteer to
"adopt" a two-mile stretch of highway by pledging to pick
up litter along the right of way a minimum of four times
a year.
A sign with the company or organization's name is
provided as well as trash bags, then the filled bags are
hauled away by the Florida Department of Transportation.
It is encouraged that one of the four cleanup fall on the
same day as Keep America Beautiful's Great American
Cleanup (coming up April 20) in conjunction with all of
the other Adopt-A-Highway programs nationwide.
In 2001 Manatee County had the most miles of
adopted highways (56 miles) with the greatest number
of volunteers (27 groups totaling 483 people) picking
up the largest amount of litter along our highways
(19,195 pounds).
Those totals don't even include the other programs
that Keep Manatee Beautiful coordinates like Adopt-
A-Road, Adopt-A-Shore and neighborhood cleanup
programs that last year totaled 3,204 volunteers who
picked up 451,043 pounds of trash along 540 miles of
roads and shorelines. That's a lot of litter.
Keep Manatee Beautiful has a rather rare partnership


with the DOT to jointly facilitate coordinating the Adopt-
A-Highway program, which is one of the reasons why we
believe our program is so successful. But none of this
could happen without all of the volunteers that actually get
out there in the elements to do the backbreaking and some-
times nasty job of picking up the litter.
I think I speak for everyone here in Manatee
County when I thank all volunteers for the time and
sweat to help make our county a better place to live,
one person at a time. You are making a difference.
Beverly Zoller Burdette, chairperson, Keep Mana-
tee Beautiful

Go south, young man
For months we have been anxiously anticipating the
new restaurant opening at Bridgewalk, within walking
distance of our year-round home in Bradenton Beach.
Not so, since reading the incredibly arrogant and non-
customer-friendly quote of Graham Gardener of Privateer
Inc. [restaurant lessee] in The Islander, Feb. 27: "We in-
tend to charge exceptionally high prices for our beer and
wine, so I believe we will discourage drinkers."
Perhaps Mr. Gardener also subscribes to the theory
"we don't want to attract the riff-raff from the beach,"
which was espoused by the ownership of the Reef on
Palma Sola Causeway now, predictably, out of busi-
ness.
There has been a lot of talk about maintaining the
character of Bridge Street. Perhaps this should include
selection of prospective business owners. If Mr. Gar-
dener wants to cater to the type of clientele abundant
on Longboat Key, he should move his establishment a
few miles south to that island. If he can afford it after
a couple of off-seasons.
We dine out virtually every night and try to patron-
ize Island establishments. We also like to have a couple
of drinks with our evening meal. I guess our list of es-
tablishments has not been enhanced after all.
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Beachwalker
Tales from up
and down the Anna
Maria beaches
by Jean Steiger

Best friends meet again
on Anna Maria Island
My friend Pat rented a condominium on Anna
Maria Island for the entire month of February.
We've been friends since we were 9 years old and
in the third-grade. We grew up together in Virginia,
Minn., a small (about 17,000 population) open-pit iron-
ore mining town in the northern corner of the state.
Patsy as she was called then was new in town
and one sunny spring day she walked down the alley
behind my house (do you remember alleys?) and saw
me digging in the flower beds.
I was planting green beans, a class assignment, and
she stopped to ask me if I needed help. I looked up to
see the new girl in class and immediately invited her
into my yard. Thus, began a friendship that lasted
through the rest of grade school, the turbulent years of
junior high and high school, college, marriage (and
divorce), kids and years of living hundreds and
sometimes thousands of miles from each other.
During those years, we lived remarkably similar
lives. We graduated from colleges in the Twin Cities
(Minneapolis and St. Paul) area, married and raised our
children (she had two and I had three). We both em-
braced the women's movement in the 1970s andbegan
careers outside the home.
When we managed to get together at reunions and
occasional visits to each other's home towns she
lived in St. Paul, Minn., and we lived in California -
we seemed to easily pick up where we left off. Also,
our spouses actually liked each other, which made
spending time together as couples equally enjoyable.
Pat has always been the better communicator re-
membering my birthday, sending Christmas greetings and
occasional other cards during the years. I, lazy sole that I
am, tended to pick up the phone and call. Although our
contact during the years our children were growing up was
sporadic and our friendship distant, we both knew it was
still there, just waiting to be nurtured.
Then, in 1992, my husband accepted a position in
Minneapolis and for two years, we lived within a half-
hour driving distance from each other. We had, for the
first time since we graduated from high school, enough
time to really catch up on each other's lives and to


recement a close relationship.
The first really good sign of a successful reunion
was the reaction of my cat, a stand-offish creature who
usually found a hiding place when a new person entered
her life. The cat wouldn't leave Pat alone. She rubbed
against her, climbed across her shoulders when Pat sat
on the couch, and purred in her lap when we settled
down to talk.
As we traded life stories in detail, we discovered
how much we still had in common. Our Northern Min-
nesota upbringing had instilled in both of us a love of
nature, camping, canoeing, swimming, bird watching
and animals.
We both love to travel and see new places, although
Pat's travels have been much more adventurous and
extensive than mine. We were raised with different re-
ligious backgrounds, but our life philosophy and beliefs
are almost identical.
Even the little things we both eat raisin bran for
breakfast, drive too fast, are impatient with bad service,
and are always late made us laugh and added to our
growing adult relationship.
When my husband and I moved to Rochester, N.Y.,
Pat and I both knew our friendship would always be
close and we would continue to stay in close contact
with each other.
So when she told me she had rented a condominium
on Anna Maria Island for a month, I was very excited.
We would have an entire month (28 days since it was
February) to spend time together.
Last winter, Pat had spent a week on Anna Maria
Island. Now that we had moved here, it was a perfect
refuge for her from the harsh Minnesota winter and an
opportunity, as she phrased it, to begin a "quest for what
I'm going to do for the rest of my life."
Pat had retired seven years earlier from General
Mills where she had worked as a librarian. She wanted
more time to see what life would be like if she chose to
live part of the year (or maybe all of it) in Florida.
Sound familiar?
Together, we toured the area. We walked the beach,
sat in the sun, savored ice cream cones, took a Mote
Aquarium boat tour of Sarasota Bay, shopped at St.
Armands Circle, strolled an Anna Maria Island art fes-
tival, visited Cork Screw Sanctuary and the Edison/Ford
Estates, attended a baseball game and an opera.
We toasted the sunset at the Sandbar (but didn't win
the bottle of champagne) and took two trips to the
Tampa airport to pick up another friend who came for
a week. Pat also enjoyed daily tennis games, two trips
to Emerson Park and the Coquina Baywalk, plus many
lunches and dinners at Anna Maria restaurants.
One day, we went shopping for swim suits together at
an Island store. After we had both selected several swim


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suits off the racks, we went into adjoining booths to try
them on and help each other decide which one to buy.
"Ready?" I yelled through the booth's divider.
"Ready," Pat answered.
We both stepped out of the booths at the same time
and broke into peals of laughter. We were wearing the
same suit. It reminded me of the time in junior high
school when we had bought pink corduroy pants to-
gether and worn them like twins to special events.
What did she think of Anna Maria Island after a
month?
"I love it," Pat said. "It's funky and I mean that
in a positive way. It's artsy. I love the fact that the
houses aren't uniform. It feels like old Florida."
She loved the sound of the waves, the sun -
"warming up my cold northern body".- and espe-
cially, the warmth of the people. "The people are so
friendly," she said. "They're incredible."
She didn't like the nine-mile-an-hour drivers, the
red tide and the traffic. Would she come back next
year?
"Oh, yes," Pat answered emphatically. In fact, she
contacted a real estate agent during her last week on the
Island and spent half a day looking at property. She's
in the first stages of mulling the possibilities of mak-
ing the same move we did.
Am I doing anything to encourage her? Well, what
do you think?
Her message to other people contemplating a va-
cation on Anna Maria Island is "Don't come. We don't
want to crowd Anna Maria too much because I con-
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By Andrea Dennis
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Execu-
tive Director Mary Ann Brockman left for Los Ange-
les and the Academy Awards Thursday, March 21. It
was a whirlwind trip from beginning to end.
Here's how it played out:
She arrived at 4 p.m. Pacific time. Her son Kevin,
vice president of communication and entertainment at
ABC Television, who planned the trip, parties and
Oscar outing for his mom, arranged for a sleek stretch
limo to pick Brockman up from the airport and take her
to his house.
Finally, according to Brockman, there was a
"chance to unwind" with stepson Derrick Sipe stopping
by for a visit and then dinner out with Kevin at Griasole
in Larchmonte Village.
Friday was an easygoing day. Brockman shopped
on Rodeo Drive and dined again with Kevin, son-in-
law Dan Berendsen, writer/producer for "Sabrina the
Teenage Witch," and visitor LuAnn Nunes-deChar, an
award-winning international children's theater director
from Denver.
That evening, the group went to Ciudad, a "very
famous restaurant," Mary Ann said, and then it was off
to the premiere showing of the movie"Into the Woods,"
a Broadway revival starring Vanessa Williams.
"It was a musical, and it was marvelous," said
Brockman.
Saturday began with a stop under the Hollywood
sign a souvenier snapshot before the true glam-
our of Hollywood soon took over.
First up that evening was a Miramax party where
Brockman really got to mingle with the stars, "because
it was a party."
Among the many famous faces she saw were Rob-
ert Altman, Benjamin Bratt, Cameron Diaz, Ethan
Hawke, Jill Hennessy, Nicole Kidman, David Lynch
and Sting.
They next went to Pasadena for a party at Bob
Picardo, Star Trek "doctor," and wife Linda's home.
The $1,000-per-person fundraiser was for Tim Hagen,
Ohio gubernatorial candidate and husband of "Star
Trek: Voyager" actress Kate Mulgrew. Last, they dined
at the Ritz-Carlton Huntington Hotel and Spa in Pasa-
dena.
The day of the Oscarsfihally arrived. Emmy
award-winning makeup artist June Bracken and hair-
stylist Carlos Isidro showed up as planned at Kevin's
house to ready Mary Ann for the big event.
A limo arrived at 3 p.m. and whisked her, Kevin,
and some colleagues off to the Kodak Theatre. "Then
we went onto the red carpet. Oh, and that was fabu-
lous," she said.
The evening later led them to the Governor's Ball
where Brockman was up close and a little personal with
entertainers most people only see on the big screen. At
the tables surrounding them in the ballroom sat Denzel
Washington, Julia Roberts, Jennifer Lopez, John
Goodman and Ted Turner. She even chatted briefly
with Halle Berry and Whoopi Goldberg.
"Halle Berry is so adorable," Brockman said. "She
stopped and talked to me because I congratulated her."
And, Goldberg responded to Brockman's "good
job" by saying, "Why, thank you sweetie."


Lots o' loot
The 'Mary Ann Goes to Hollywood' grand-prize
winner, Karen Roetker, center, was congratulated by
Mary Ann Brockman, Oscar diva, left, and Rebecca
Barnett, Islander account executive, right, when she
recently claimed her prizes, including a $100
chamber gift certificate, dinner for two at Bistro Ooh
La La!, and cash from The Islander. Islander Photo:
Andrea Dennis


After hair and makeup with makeup artist Carlos :I'': .
Isidro.
"Star Trek: Voyager" actress Kate Mulgrew with
Mary Ann.


Mary Ann arrives on Hollywood Boulevard
With no cameras allowed at the Kodak Theatre, the best "photo op" at the 74th annual Academy Awards was
from the limousine as they drove up. "Absolutely no pictures from the red carpet," Mary Ann said.


That was her limit, however. Besides being a little
shy, she wanted to be respectful of the entertainers'
privacy.
"All I do really is just gawk. I don't know what to
say," said Brockman. "I thought 'I'm just going to
stand here and feast my eyes.' I just did not feel like
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whirlwind trip. And surprisingly, or perhaps not, all the
Hollywood stars, fancy dining, and even the Oscars,
weren't Brockman's favorite.
"Being able to spend time with my son that was
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the past with saving the Island from a high-rise fixed
span replacing the Anna Maria Bridge, will sponsor a
garage sale Saturday, April 6.
The sale will be from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
home of Billie Martini, 212 67th St., Holmes Beach.
The proceeds will go to SAM programs.

Three new artists' show
will open on Friday
Three new artists will display their works in an
exhibition opening Friday, April 5, at the gallery of the
Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island, 5414 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
The opening reception will be from 5 to 7 p.m.
Friday at the gallery.
The event is part of an Island-wide promotion
termed "First Friday," and each participant is encour-
aging travel from galleries to shops via the new trolley
system.
In the show, which runs through April, are:
Mary Ann Carillo, watercolorist who is a former
health care manager with the U.S. Navy.
Carol Weirich, watercolorist now moving into
mixed media, who early on painted the rescue of her
children hanging over a cliff near Gatlinburg, Tenn.
Carol Miller, who will exhibit several animal paint-
ings in acrylics.
Details are available at 778-6694.

55 Alive driver course
registration under way
Registration has begun for the 55-Alive refresher
course for drivers over age 50, scheduled April 24 and
25 at the Island Branch Library.
Class size is limited to 30 persons, the sponsoring
AARP said, and required registration may be made by
phoning 776-1158. The library is at 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.


Reception to be Friday
for 'Fresh Stuff' show
The Anna Maria Island Art League will host an
opening reception at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 5, for its
exhibition of "Fresh Stuff' by the ARTarget organiza-
tion.
The event is part of an Island-wide promotion
termed "First Friday," and each participant is encour-
aging travel from galleries to shops via the new trolley
system.
The Liz Epstein exhibition will be at the league's
gallery, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through
April 30. Further information may be obtained by call-
ing 778-2099.

AID distributes full list
of Island's churches
All Island Denominations, the organization of all
seven Island churches, is seeing to it that visitors and
Islanders alike know where to go to church.
AID has printed a list of all churches, their ad-
dresses and phone numbers and distributed it to motels,
restaurants, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
and other places where people congregate.
The organization also has updated a brochure ex-
plaining its work for needy individuals. It offers help
to them, the brochure explains, and also helps "ecu-
menical and interfaith activities of a religious and/or
community service nature."
It screens people in need, helps them financially
and with food, takes care of special holiday needs,
oversees a scholarship program, sponsors all-Island
Thanksgiving and Easter services.
Information may be obtained by telephoning 778-
1716.

Players' Off Stage Ladies lunch
The Off Stage Ladies, auxiliary of the Anna Maria
Island Players, will meet Wednesday, April 10, at 11:30
a.m., followed by luncheon, at the Bradenton Yacht
Club, 4307 Snead Island Road, Palmetto.
Reservations may be made with and information
obtained from Roberta Barner at 761-1599 or Peggy
Cole at 795-8753.


Money for butterflies
Priscilla Seewald of Holmes Beach presents another
Islander, Nancy Ambrose, with a check for the Anna
Maria Island Butterfly Park. The money is from the
Elizabeth Eaton Fund, which is administered by the
Founders Circle of the Manatee River Garden Club
of which Seewald is a member. With them is Diane
Stewart of the circle.


'Through the Garden Gate' flower
show on weekend
The Manatee River Garden Club's flower show,
"Through the Garden Gate," will be Saturday and Sun-
day, April 6 and 7, at 3120 First Ave. W., Bradenton.
The entries will be judged Saturday and the show
will be open free to the public from 1 to 4 p.m. Satur-
day and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Forty-eight floral designs will compete in 12
classes for National Garden Club awards. They include
the tri-color, petite, table artistry and designer's choice
awards.
In the horticulture division, competitive classes in-
clude cut flowers, potted foliage and flowering plants,
orchids, bromeliads, cacti and succulents, ferns and
hanging baskets.
Further information may be obtained by calling
745-5920.

Art show and bake sale
scheduled Saturday
The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island will spon-
sor an art show and bake sale from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, April 6, at the guild's gallery, 5414 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Details may be obtained at 778-
6694.
Tax help Thursday
Free help in completing federal income tax forms
will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, April
4, at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. The sponsoring AARP said taxpayers
should bring a copy of 2000 tax returns, 2001 tax pack-
age, all tax-related documents, and information on any
investments sold or exchanged. Details are available
at 778-6341.
Roser church will host
bloodmobile Sunday morning
The Manatee Community Blood Center will mount
a blood drive in its mobile unit at Roser Memorial
Community Church Sunday morning, April 7.
The bloodmobile will be at the church, 512 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria, from 8 a.m. until noon. Appoint-
ments may be made at 778-0414, and walk-ins will be
accommodated.
Those qualified to give blood are in good health,
age 17 or more, weigh at least 105 pounds and have not
donated in the past 56 days.


Garden tour this weekend for
Palma Sola Park
Six private gardens are being opened to visitors
from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April
6 and 7, for the annual Spring Garden Tour to benefit
Palma Sola Botanical Park.
Three of the gardens are in northwest Bradenton
and three in Palmetto, all of them "most beautiful or
unique," said Eileen Hoffner, executive director of the
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Players arranging season, including Shakespeare


The Island Players have their 2002-03 pro-
gram pretty well in hand, including a midsummer
special they're calling "Shakespeare on the Is-
land."
Shakespeare will be in mid-July, an ex-
panded presentation following the smashing
success of last year's off-season Shakespeare hit
that many had feared would whither for lack of
an audience.
That was "A Midsummer Night's Dream,"
and it sold out all five performances. This
summer's special will be "The Taming of the
Shrew," with director Kelly Wynn Woodland
again at the helm.
It will be July 11-14 and July 17-20, giving the
cast a couple of days off, said the Players' Marilyn
Moroni. Auditions will be at 7:30 p.m. at the Is-
land Players theater, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna


Maria, on two consecutive Sundays, April 21 and
28.
The proposed program for the regular season:
"Mother Hicks," by Susan Zeder, Oct. 3-13.
"Rumors," by Neil Simon, Nov. 14-24.
"Deathtrap," by Ira Levin, Jan. 9-26, 2003.
"Art," by Yasmina Reza, March 6-23.
"Open Season," by Michael McKeever, May
8-18.
The season's official program is being pre-
pared, with subscriptions at $60 for regular sea-
son, $85 for subscription with sponsor name in
program, $170 for two season subscriptions with
both names in program.
Tickets may be arranged by telephoning 778-
5755 or by mailing check and information to Is-
land Players, P.O. Box 2069, Anna Maria FL
34216.


Obituaries


Jean F. Bream
Jean F. Bream, 86, of Anna Maria and Bradenton,
died March 21.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Mrs. Bream came to
Manatee County from Brecksville, Ohio, in 1983. She
was a homemaker. She was a member of the Manatee
Symphony Association and a volunteer with Our Daily
Bread. She attended Hiram College and was a member
of the Congregational United Church of Christ,
Bradenton.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April
27, at the church, 3700 26th St. W., Bradenton. Memo-
rial contributions may be made to the Manatee Sym-
phony Association, P.O. Box 541, Bradenton FL
34206, or to Our Daily Bread, 1426 14th St. W.,
Bradenton FL 34205.
She is survived by daughter Sandra Ferraro of
Houston, Texas; sister Barbara Kennedy of Largo; and
two grandchildren.


William Joseph Monroe
William Joseph Monroe, 54, of Anna Maria, died
March 25.
Born in Lawrence, Mass., Mr. Monroe came to
Manatee County 27 years ago from Andover, Mass. He
was a welder. He was Catholic.
A memorial Mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. Sat-


urday, April 6, at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church,
833 Magellan Drive, Bradenton. Ellenton Funeral
Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by daughter Marcia Marie Naseem
of Seattle; son Brandon William of Bradenton; sister
Allison Marie Brockett of Bradenton; brothers John
Stewart and Scott A., both of Bradenton; mother Dor-
othy of Bradenton; and three grandchildren.

Jerry Alan Noll
Jerry Alan Noll, 53, of Bradenton, died March 30.
Born in Bradenton, Mr. Noll was a lifelong resi-
dent of the area. He was a retired cook at the Sandbar
restaurant in Anna Maria City, the Beach House restau-
rant in Bradenton Beach and the Mar Vista restaurant
on Longboat Key. He was a retired insurance agent and
the 25-year owner of Jerry Noll Insurance Company in
Bradenton. He was Methodist.
No services are planned. Memorial contributions
may be made to the March of Dimes, 6302 Manatee
Ave. W., Bradenton FL 34209. Shannon Funeral
Home, Westview Chapel, was in charge of arrange-
ments.
He is survived by wife Deborah; daughters
Candace and Carey of Bradenton, Kathryn McGill of
Canberra, Australia, and Courtney of Orlando; half-
sister Nancy Schenk of Bradenton; and three grandchil-
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Anna Maria, you're done for this renourishment


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria residents and visitors who snoozed
through Easter weekend may have missed it. Beach
renourishment has come and gone in the city.
The pipes, machines and work crews spent about
five days in Anna Maria to create a new, 200-foot-wide
section of beach in the renourishment area, then packed
up over Easter weekend to Holmes Beach.
That's where the main pipe bringing sand pumped
from the offshore dredge will be located for the remain-
der of the project, said Manatee County Ecosystems
Manager Charlie Hunsicker.
"The Anna Maria portion is finished, except for
some grading," said Hunsicker on Monday.
"There's been very good progress so far. The past
week has been fruitful and now it's over for Anna
Maria."
Hunsicker did agree that there was some "exces-
sive noise for residents," but as Anna Maria business-
man Ed Chiles said, "they did it in extremely quick
time.
"I'm elated," said Chiles. He said renourishment in
front of his property at the Sandbar restaurant started
around 7 p.m. last Friday and was essentially finished
by 9 p.m. two hours work.
Chiles, who had advocated beach renourishment
for the past seven years, praised contractor Great Lakes
Dredge and Dock and Hunsicker. "What a pleasure it
is to deal with them. They were courteous and profes-
sional." He also thanked Hunsicker for his profession-
alism in spearheading the project. "We are in your debt.
I am in your debt," he said.
Hunsicker said GLDD will return at the end of the
project to grade the renourished Anna Maria beach, if
it's determined that the density of the sand is too com-
pact for turtles to nest. They have also stockpiled:sand
for the planned re-vegetation phase of the project in
Anna Maria.
He said with the speed shown by the contractor and
continued good weather, GLDD could be finished be-
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Trolley appears 'accident waiting to happen'


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
While some Islanders are singing the praises of the
new Manatee Trolley service, others say it's an acci-
dent waiting to happen and there are a number of safety
issues that must.be dealt with quickly before anyone
gets seriously injured.
Most of the safely, issues center around unsuper-
vised youngsters riding and exiting the trolley.
Dou1 Newcomer said he was in his car on Gulf
Drive the night of March 27 when he saw about eight
young people ages 10 to 12, he estimated get off
the trolley and immediately cross the road without
looking.
"They must have thought it was like a school bus
because the girls just crossed the road and didn't even
look" for traffic, said Newcomer. An oncoming pickup
truck slammed on its brakes and stopped just inches
from a girl about 10 years old, he said.
"I'm still shaking, thinking about it," Newcomer
said.
"Someone needs to alert the parents to tell them
that traffic doesn't have to stop for trolley riders," he
said. "Don't get me wrong. I like the idea of a trolley.
We just don't need someone dead at the start."
Winter residents Bob and Cheryl Harrington of
Hampton, N.H., said they had a problem one day with
kids riding in the back section of the trolley on top of
the engine cover.


Beach slowly chugging south
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 12
fore June 15. After that date, a penalty of $1,200 per day
will be levied by the county against GLDD until
completion of the project.
Hunsicker reiterated that beach renourishment did
not extend farther north in the .6-mile Anna Maria sec-
tion because the county was unable to obtain easements
from some of the property owners. Now, they'll have to
wait until the next beach renourishment project if they
want to get a new beach. That's not expected for at least
seven years, Hunsicker said, but planning should begin
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Now that Easter weekend and vacation
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the coming months.


"It was unsafe and they were in our way," said
Bob, "so I told the driver to move the kids and he said,
'It's not my job.' So I told the driver, either he should
do something or I would."
The youngsters eventually moved into seats, but
Harrington also found on another ride that he and his
wife were locked out of the back section. "There were
five girls back there and they just refused to unlock the
door to let us in."
Harrington said he's also seen kids darting around
the trolleys, and getting off at one stop and running to

While it's good news for Anna Maria that its por-
tion of renourishment is essentially finished, Holmes
Beach will have at least another two months of pipes,
pumping and round-the-clock activity.
Pipes will extend north and south from the junction
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renourishment to the appropriate areas. While pipes are
on the beach for the next few months, GLDD will build
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the next to make the driver stop. "That's an accident
waiting to happen," he said.
Another complaint from Harrington was that the
drivers don't wait for everyone to be seated before tak-
ing off. He noted there is no communication between
driver and passengers, and some drivers are going too
fast for conditions, he observed.
"It's just growing pains," he said. "They'll work
out these issues."
That aside, Harrington said he's glad to see the
trolley in operation. "All in all, we enjoy the trolley. It's
a great way to get around."
Harrington's had some experience with trolleys.
"We have a trolley in New Hampshire that was origi-
nally a free ride, but we had some of the same problems
with unsupervised kids," he said.
Those problems disappeared when the trolley com-
pany started charging adults $1 for a ride, and no one
under age 12 was allowed to ride unless accompanied
by an adult. "That put a stop to the problems real fast,"
he said.
Harrington added that the Hampton trolley plays
music, and that Jimmy Buffett-style music on the Is-
land trolleys could add ambience to the experience. He
also recommended that the drivers provide information
such as would be provided on a tour.
Manatee County Area Transit marketing manager
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passengers crossing traffic lanes after exiting the trol-
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"Safety is extremely important," said Hancock.
"As a parent, it really scares me that kids are walking
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looking. Their instinct, probably, is to think it's like the
school bus," but it isn't, she said.
"Please tell everyone this is not a school bus, it's
public transportation and oncoming traffic does not
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said emphatically.
But there's not a whole lot MCAT can do to edu-
cate riders about safety once they get off the trolley,
said Hancock.
"I just hope parents and guardians will give their
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17th Street drainage, paving OK'd in Bradenton Beach


By Paul Roat
After a somewhat contentious meeting, Bradenton
Beach city commissioners approved a public-private
partnership to pave and install drainage improvements
to 17th Street.
Developer Lynn Hazlett and the city commission
had hammered out a partnership where Hazlett would
front-end the costs of making drainage improvements
on the street and pave it, with the city to reimburse him
for no more than $75,000 over three years.
Hazlett is the developer of the Bradenton Beach
Club, a condo project that lines most of the street from
Gulf Drive to Anna Maria Sound.
Commissioners had tabled the matter twice due to
some concerns about wording of the document with
Hazlett. Last Thursday, in a special city commission
meeting on another matter, Commissioner Ross Ben-
jamin brought the street issue back into play.
"We have had the contract modified, it's now the


Trolley just rolling along
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 13
kids proper training to look both ways. This is of para-
mount importance," she stressed.
There's also not a lot MCAT can do about under-
age and unsupervised riders because there is no MCAT
age restriction for riding the trolley. Hancock said if
parents want to put their 6-year-old child on the trol-
ley for an unsupervised ride, they can.
"We just hope parents will make good decisions on
whether or not their child can ride the trolley alone,"
she said.
Other trolley problems, however, will be dealt with
by MCAT.
Hancock said the engine cover will soon have bars
across it to keep riders off and problems with the slid-
ing door between the open-air and air-conditioned sec-
tions will be fixed. MCAT also has to get all the trol-
ley two-way radios to work, she said.
MCAT had wanted to get the trolleys on the Island
by Easter, hence the decision to put them in service
without all the planned features operational and some
technical difficulties, she said.
While MCAT takes care of mechanical issues,
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way we want it, and there are some time constraints
that have come up with the developer," Benjamin said.
Hazlett said a paving contractor had been contacted
and agreed to do the work on the street during the first
week of April. He said he feared if the work were post-
poned it could only be rescheduled at a higher cost.
"If we wait, we probably can't do the work in the
price range we had agreed to," Hazlett said. "We have
been trying to help the city. If you don't want our help,
we won't want to help the city."
Commissioner Dawn Baker said she was con-
cerned about the matter coming up without advance
advertising. "It would be a grave violation of the Sun-
shine Law to address this now," she said, because it
was not listed on the night's agenda.
Mayor John Chappie said he had reviewed the law
and consulted with the city attorney regarding bringing
issues off the table and was satisfied the action was
legal and proper.



When's a trolley not a trolley?
MCAT is encountering mechanical problems
with its new trolleys, and Islanders can expect to
see either buses running the Island trolley routes,
or substitute trolleys of different colors, until the
kinks are worked out.
Ridership is still free, and the route- and
headways will be maintained according to the
published trolley schedule.


passengers. "He's the captain of the ship," she said, and
has the right to put off anybody who doesn't obey the
rules or gets out of line. The driver can radio for a
Manatee County Sheriff's Office deputy to meet the
trolley to handle an offending passenger.
Despite the problems, Hancock remained upbeat
about the service.
"These are all growing pains. We'll get them
ironed out. So far, a lot of visitors and Islanders love
the service.
"Of course, Easter was probably our peak week-
end," said Hancock. "The trolley's new, it's different
and it's free." After Easter, MCAT will get a better idea
of daily local usage, she said.


Baker then said she had received Chappie's cam-
paign contribution lists from last year's election and
"30 percent of your contributions came from people
associated with this development. I believe it is a con-
flict of interest for you to vote on this."
Benjamin said he resented Baker's charge. "I
brought this up, I pushed for this today, it wasn't the
mayor."
Chappie said that Baker "had brought up a point.
There is no conflict of interest, I don't think, but I will
declare a possible conflict and won't vote on it."
The agreement with Hazlett was approved by a 3-1
vote, with Commissioner Bill Arnold, Benjamin and Vice
Mayor Mollie Sandberg voting in the affirmative and
Baker in the negative. Chappie did not vote.
The agreement calls for the developers to fund the
engineering drawings for creation of a drainage plan for
the street, which Hazlett estimated at a $50,000 ex-
pense. The city would pay for drainage improvements
from Gulf Drive to about the two-thirds mark on the
street, where the developer would take over construc-
tion 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.
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Kissin' a pig for 'good cause'


By Andrea Dennis
Islander Reporter
The Anna Maria Privateers trust treasurer Liz
Christie with their money. Now, they even trust her to
kiss a pig on their behalf.
Holmes Beach's Christie is this year's Privateer
representative for the Boys and Girls Club kiss-a-pig
competition.
"They thought with my connection with the com-
munity and the kids that I'd be a good candidate,"
Christie said.
A good candidate is right. As of Monday, March
26, she was in first place out of a total of eight candi-
dates. And, her campaign continues.
Like all candidates, Christie is selling tickets for a
raffle with prizes ranging from a Regal cruise for two,
to a gas grill, to a gift certificate for a massage. Tick-
ets may be purchased from any Privateer member, at
Duffy's Tavern, 3901 Gulf Drive, or Caf6 On the
Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, both in Holmes Beach. Raffle
money will go toward Christie's campaign.
It doesn't stop there, however. She's gotten pretty
creative with her campaign tactics. The Privateens, a
junior-level group at Manatee High School, where
Christie works, have already held a car wash to raise
funds for the campaign. Members of the MHS student
council, several of whom volunteer at the Boys and
Girls Club, will be passing donation buckets around
school soon, and buckets are already located at Duffy's
and Rotten Ralph's Waterfront Restaurant in Anna
Maria.
Privateer members, including Christie, have and
will continue to mix and mingle with patrons at com-
munity events, such as the upcoming Seafood Fest in
Bradenton.
She's also calling on former students who are busi-
ness people in the community. And finally, she's made
and is selling three kinds of "Pig Beads," similar to
parade necklaces but with piggies on them, for a $20
donation per necklace.
So far so good. "I've gotten quite a response," she
said. "People have been very generous."
Donations can be made until noon Monday, April
22, when the totals will be tallied for each candidate,
a kiss-a-pig winner announced and raffle prizes drawn.
All candidates and the top kiss-a-pig winner will be
recognized at a finale dinner April 22 that everyone,
including supporters, is invited to at the Twin Dolphin


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Going oinkers for boys and girls
Liz Christie, Anna Maria Privateer and kiss-a-pig
candidate, proudly displays her "Pig Beads, which
she's selling for a $20 donation to her campaign for
the Girls and Boys Club. Islander Photo: Andrea
Dennis

Marina Grill in Bradenton.
Then, the pig kissing can be seen live at Hawkins
Stadium at 6 p.m., just before the Heritage Day parade,
when the top three winners will be recognized.
It's hard work earning this money to kiss a pig, but
Christie's heart is definitely into it.
"It's for a good cause," she said. "All the money
goes back to the kids."
For more information or to make a donation, call
Christie, 778-8519.


THE ISLANDER 0 APRIL 3, 2002 0 PAGE 15


Sunny Shores deal

'best solution'
By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Manatee County commissioners "worked for
a compromise for the best solution, and it is close
to the best possible."
That was the somewhat relieved conclusion of
Kris Gagnon after the county commission ap-
proved a rezoning that will let his Sunny Shores
Marina stay in business, though at a somewhat re-
duced scale. The marina is on Palma Sola Bay
north of Cortez Road at the northeast corner of the
fishing village of Cortez.
Gagnon said he could live with requirements
to reduce his dock space from 34 slips to 30 and to
stop repairing boats there except for minor repairs
afloat. He will have to move three boats from land
next door.
The marina had been battling for several years
against Sunny Shores Mobile Home Park residents
who called it an eyesore and county staffers who
accused Gagnon of building a third dock without
necessary permits.
Gagnon claimed the 1989-built dock was
merely maintenance of the marina.
The commissioners' compromise came in the
form of a new site plan they approved last week
after a four-hour hearing. The only commissioner
voting against the proposal was Jane von
Hahmann, who lives in Cortez and represents the
district that includes the marina.
It was wrong, she said, to virtually reward
Gagnon for repeated failures to follow government
development regulations.
The marina has been there since 1951 and in
his family since 1971, Gagnon said. He has been
there since 1980 and said he has been trying to
restore it to configuration shown in a photo taken
in 1957.
"There's a 10,000-pound lift at the end of the
dock that has to come out, since it wasn't there in
1957. It's a move in the right direction, toward
historic preservation of the marina."
His next move, he said, will be to ask the
Manatee County Historical Society to look into the
question of whether the marina qualifies as a his-
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Bradenton Beach Scenic Highway talks the walk


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Bradenton Beach would like to get a multi-use path
for bikers, joggers and walkers that will connect to a
previously funded, but not yet constructed, bike path.
The city's Scenic Highway Corriddr Management
Entity discussed the mtilti-use path at its March 20
meeting, including how to obtain grants to fund the
project.
The path would be eight feet wide and start at
Eighth and Ninth Streets south along the dunes, then
along an area under the bridge at Longboat Pass and
up toward the entrance to Leffis Key, where it would
tie in to the bike paths, members were told.
Parking and traffic was another CMI discussion
item and chairman Harry Brown said he was glad to see

Two local art judges will be
judged in show
Two local artists who have judged the works of
others in Longboat Key art shows will themselves be
judged in an exhibit this month.
Shirley Rush Dean of Bradenton Beach and Linda
Molto of Cortez find themselves on the receiving end
of judicial art, and they think it's a fine idea.
The show is the Longboat Key Center for the Arts
"Judges Invitational Exhibit," whose opening reception
is at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the center, 6860
Longboat Drive on the north end of the key. The show
runs through April 28.
The former judges have been asked to submit up to
three original artworks in all media. Members of the
center will do the judging this time.
Dean works now in a combination of etchings and
watercolors, a form she developed herself three years ago.
She explained that she puts etchings on paper through her
etching press, then paints with the etchings an integral part
of the painting. She will be at the reception.
Molto is a printmaker and travels through Florida
and beyond marketing her works. She judged on
Longboat in 2001, along with fellow artist/judge Russ
Gustafson-Hilton, St. Petersburg ceramicist. He too will
display in the Longboat show. Molto, however, will
miss the opening reception.
"People are always critical of art judges' deci-
sions," said Dean. "Now they can get back at us."
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There was a general discussion about having a
roundabout at the Cortez Bridge intersection. A traffic
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and give recommendations within the next few months.
Regarding the dune revegetation project, Manatee
County ecosystems manager Charlie Hunsicker has
said there may be county funds available and the
county would likely be in favor of the project, but first
he needs a letter with at least 50 signatures favoring
revegetation.
Fawn Ker volunteered to head up the petition and
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Several artist renditions of proposed signage at the
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A suggestion was made for a sign at the Longboat
Bridge. Angela Roddocker said "Anna Maria Island"
is well known overseas, thus the need to market the
Island's name.
Brown noted that a grant request for $200,000 for
the bike paths was submitted on time by Rich Ruski of
the Gohring Group grant assistance company. In addi-
tion, said Brown, businessman Russell Moore of the
RMPK company in Sarasota as a donation will fund the
estimated $4,000 to $5,000 in fees that the Gohring
Group is charging.
Members also learned that the county has a sub-
committee looking at environmentally sensitive lands
to purchase for the public trust. The city's own initia-
tive on purchasing private property for public use
might join forces with the county, Brown suggested.

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THE ISLANDER 0 APRIL 3, 2002 M PAGE 17

Streetlife


Island police reports
Anna Maria City
March 27, theft, 100 block Pelican Avenue. The
complainant said she lost her cellular telephone about
a month earlier and needed to report it to deputies for
insurance purposes.
March 28, theft, 100 block Peppertree Lane. The
complainant said someone took his bike from his carport.
March 29, theft, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria
Island Community Center. The complainant reported
someone took his unlocked bicycle from the bike rack
at the Center.
March 30, forgery, 307 Pine Ave., 307 Pine Gen-
eral Store. Two forged checks were cashed at the store,
according to the report.
March 31, criminal mischief, 10101 Gulf Drive,
Islands End restaurant. The manager reported someone
in a car threw a beer bottle at the restaurant, breaking
a glass table in front of the establishment.

Bradenton Beach
March 21, Baker Act, 200 Bridge St., Bridge Street
Pier and Cafe. Officers responded to a call of a drunk per-
son at the establishment. She was advised to call a taxi to
take her to a motel, and she left in the cab. Shortly after-
ward officers were called by the taxi operator who said the
same woman said she "was thinking of blowing her head
off," according to the report. Officers responded'and took
her to Manatee Glens under the Baker Act.
March 21, domestic battery, 2300 block Gulf
Drive. Officers responded to a call of domestic battery
and advised the husband to leave for the night.
March 23, possession of alcohol by minors, Co-
quina Bayside Park. Officers noticed two men, later
identified as being 19 years of age, drinking beer. Both
were charged with possession of alcohol.
March 24, warrant arrest, 200 block Gulf Drive N.,
beach. A man was arrested while on the beach for fail-
ure to pay child support.
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March 26, harassing phone calls, 2600 block Gulf
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March 26, suspicious, Coquina Beach. Officers
observed two men in a car passing a lighted cigarette
back and forth between them. Officers searched the car
and men but did not find anything other than cigars,
and both men were released.

Holmes Beach
March 28, burglary, 600 block Manatee Avenue.
Officers were called after someone found credit cards
and identification along the road. Later in the day, a
woman called to report her purse was missing from her
home. She was able to.identify her property. Missing
was cash and medical identification cards.
March 30, battery, 3600 block Gulf Drive. Offic-
ers responded to a domestic dispute. After investiga-
tion, the wife was arrested and transported to jail.
March 30, battery, 6400 block Marina Drive. Offic-
ers responded to a disturbance call and found a suspect
running from the house. He was detained by police and,
after questioning witnesses, it was determined that a fight
had broken out between two men. The man detained was
attempting to leave the scene after another man had struck
him, according to the report, and the man who had struck
him was charged with aggravated battery.
March 30, burglary, 400 block 63rd Street. The
complainant said someone had taken prescription drugs
from his unlocked car at his residence.
March 30, theft, 300 block 72nd Street. The com-
plainant filed a report of a man she knew taking items
from her storage locker. The value of the items miss-
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March 30, burglary, 500 block 67th Street. The
complainant said he went to his brother-in-law's house
and discovered a table saw and drill press had been
taken from the garage.
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approached officers and said he had been
stabbed while attempting to enter the restroom at
the south end of the beach. Paramedics were
called and treated him but, while transporting
him to the hospital, his three knife wounds began
to bleed to such an extent that a Bayflite helicop-
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A witness returned to the scene of the incident
with officers but was unable to locate any suspects,
according to the reports. The witness said he was a
member of a gang called the East Side Nortangos,
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stabbed was not a member of the gang. The witness
said he suspected the victim was stabbed by mem-
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Sanchez was treated and released at the hos-
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The incident is still under investigation.

The store owner called police and reported she had appre-
hended a customer who had attempted to leave the store
while wearing a pair of shorts without paying for them.
The juvenile's mother was called to collect her son.
March 31, DUI, 5300 block Gulf Drive. Police re-
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down a street sign. According to the report, Officers
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'We don't like it' but 'we'll take it' regarding JPC


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Saying in effect it's a lot better to get a single
seat in the big house rather than four seats in the
outhouse, Barrier Island Elected Officials agreed,
reluctantly, to accept a lone representative on the
Joint Planning Commission.
The JPC is the offshoot of the "Accord" agree-
ment among Manatee County, Bradenton, Palmetto,
the three Island cities and Longboat Key that will!
oversee growth and development in the county,
rather than have a county charter government pre-
side over those issues. The five-member JPC will
have a representative each from the county, the
school board, Bradenton, Palmetto and the Island/
LBK.
But at its monthly meeting March 27 in Anna
Maria to discuss the "Accord" and the JPC, argu-
ments were clearly in favor of having each city rep-
resented on the JPC.
Holmes Beach Commissioner Don Maloney said
it was "silly" to "put up with a single representative.
All of us should be represented," at the table.
That position agreed with Anna Maria Commis-
sioner Linda Cramer. "I don't see the problem with
individual representation. We can all keep a better
handle on issues."
All well and good, agreed most of the officials
at the table, until it was pointed out that if Longboat
Key and the three Island cities were each given seats


on the JPC, they would hold a majority vote over the
county, Bradenton and Palmetto.
And Joe McClash along with Mayor Wayne
Poston of Bradenton aren't likely to let that happen,
noted Anna Maria Commissioner John Michaels.
And besides, "The JPC is just advisory in na-
ture," he added. The BIEO should give it a try.
Agreed, said Anna Maria Commissioner Chuck
Webb. "We're not giving up anything we already
have. There are other ways to challenge a project,
but we gain an avenue to talk to the cities and
county."
Better to take the deal than face the alternative
to the "Accord" and JPC, said Holmes Beach Com-
missioner Rich Bohnenberger.
"Let's not lose sight of what this is. This is to put
an end to the 'county charter.' Let's take advantage
of this," he said.
If the Island cities find their voice isn't being
heard on the JPC, "we can always step back," said
Bohnenberger.
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part of their agreement, and that would be a worse
position than having the lone representative. They
could just leave us out," and sign the "Accord" with-
out any Island cities or Longboat Key," he said.
Webb said the BIEO should have its own "Ac-
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see if it is addressing the issues of the Island.
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he noted.
That logic seemed to settle well, albeit reluc-
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individual city representation on the JPC.
Bradenton Beach Mayor John Chappie said he
didn't have any problem with accepting the "Ac-
cord" and JPC, but he would have to take it back to
his city commission, as would the other elected of-
ficials to their commissions.
But not before Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn said
she would still want someone from her city to attend
JPC meetings. Indeed, said Bohnenberger, as many
elected officials as possible from the Island should
attend, not just the Island representative, to help
voice the Island's causes.
Perhaps Bohnenberger opened his mouth once
too often at the meeting as the voice of reason and
logic. He was nominated and approved in a non-
binding straw vote as the BIEO's Island-Long Boat
Key representative to the JPC, if it ever officially
forms.
Each city commission must now vote to join the
"Accord" or not, but voting down acceptance really
does little for the overall scheme of that agreement,
said Webb. "They are going ahead whether we are in
it or not," he observed.
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Musicians with perfect timing


By Andrea Dennis
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach's drummer-percussionist Herb Har-
ris has quite a resume. Among a long list of accom-
plishments, he performed with the New York Philhar-
monic for 24 years, opened 30 Broadway shows, con-
tracted and coordinated the music for hundreds of film
and television recordings, served as music administra-
tor at Joseph Papp's Shakespeare Musical Festival for
18 years, and played with a number of jazz greats
throughout his career.
But as time moved on, he was drawn to perform-
ing in a way he hadn't throughout his career: playing
in a trio or quartet in back of a female vocalist.
Then there's Sarasota's Marge Jasper. Coming
from a very musical family, she started singing with her
older brother and sister when she was just 3 years old,
but began her solo career in high school. At age 20,
however, she gave up performing when she married
and subsequently raised five children. Only when they
were in college did she revive her musical career,
studying parttime for 10 years and finally earning a
degree in music in 1982.
And since then, her career has truly taken off, es-
pecially since moving to Florida 14 years ago. The
Plaza on Longboat Key, Siesta Key's Osteria, the
Colony on Longboat Key and Sarasota's Palm Aire
Country Club have all been graced with her melodious
" sounds.
Through the successes as an opera singer and a
sont-t,'acalist, I,-jwever, she still hadn't reached her
dream of performing jazz tunes with a professional,
experienced group of musicians.
V-ell, both their dreams have finally come true.
arris and Jasper have begun performing together
/with Harris' cronies, pianist Charlie Prawdzik and
bassist Bill Pillucere. And it was truly a case of be-
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there.
It all began when Harris played a memorial concert
at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall for Jerry Jerome.
Though music is always part of him, this performance
was particularly inspirational. So in January he decided
to join the Monday night jam sessions at the Longboat
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It was an instant click for Harris. "There I found
myself playing behind Marge. It was very enjoyable,"
he said. "Then I sat out in front and enjoyed it more."
He then brought wife Frances, a professional bal-
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cal quality," and "she, too, dug Marge. I thought, wow
here's my answer."
Jasper is just as jazzed about the new arrangement.
"This is always what I've wanted to do: stand up and
sing with a trio behind me," she said. "I'm so thrilled.
I'm just going to go out there and have fun."
And she's especially happy about playing with
Harris because "he does twice as much without drown-
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So far, the group has scheduled Saturday afternoon
gigs from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Mugg, 108 Cortez Rd. E.
in Bradenton. With the support of the owner and a new
five-star chef, the plans are set, according to Harris "for
as long as it goes."
But they're also looking for more opportunities.
"We hope to get different engagements at other times
of the week," said Jasper. "Perhaps we can use this as
an audition for other places."
No audition necessary. Their resumes speak for
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Watkins variance requests tabled again


By Paul Roat
Greg Watkins got one-third of his requests granted
for his home at 400 Bay Drive S., but will have to wait
a fourth time to see if the Bradenton Beach Board of
Adjustment will grant his other variances.
Board of adjustment members unanimously ap-
proved front and rear setbacks for staircases at the


Fashionable luncheon
The St. Bernard Ladies Guild fashion show luncheon
was held Wednesday, March 20, at the church. Here
Kathleen Horohoe sports a red, white and blue
ensemble in the latest style. The ladies enjoyed lunch
along with the latest Florida casualwear. Islander
Photo: J.L. Robertson


Watkins property.
The board tabled action on two other variances
until April 25 to allow Watkins to provide surveys and
more detailed information.
Watkins has three small cottages on his property.
He has elevated the buildings on pilings and gone
through extensive remodeling of the structures.
In January 2002, Building Official Bob Welch is-
sued a stop-work order on the project. He cited decks
that did not conform to setback requirements, stairs that
did not conform to setbacks, excessive impervious-
surface coverage and flood-protection issues.
Watkins, who is also a member of the board of
adjustment but recused himself from voting on his own
requests, said he had received nine building permits
allowing him to proceed with the work.
"People have said that since I'm on the board I'm
trying to use my influence," he said. "I have all the
permits, and as a member of the board I expect the
board to hold me to a higher standard that a regular
citizen.
"The houses were non-conforming and the lot is
non-conforming," he added.
Neighbor David Stott was critical of the work done
by Watkins. "He abuts my property in the rear," Stott
said, "and it bothers me he did the work without per-
mits."


Board members agreed to the rear and front yard
setbacks for staircases.
The action that was tabled involved Watkins' plans '
to build a deck linking the cottages together, with a
total amount of deck area of 180 square feet.
Also tabled was a variance for impervious surface
coverage on the lots. Welch has computed the building
and on-ground pavers to total 84 percent of impervious
surface coverage; city codes permit up to 45 percent of
the property to be covered.
Watkins' variance requests first came before the
board of adjustment Feb. 20. Action was tabled to Feb.
27 due to a lack of a quorum.
On Feb. 27, Chairman John Burns announced that
his term of office had expired as of Feb. 23. Without
city commission continuation of his term on the board
of adjustment, Burns said he was uncomfortable with
voting on the Watkins variances and the board again
tabled the matter.
With Burs reinstated on the board and new mem-
bers Connie Drescher and Jan Vosburgh sworn into
office, a quorum was present.
However, Drescher recused herself from voting
after a letter she wrote to the board critical of Watkins'
project was read into the record.
In other board action, Ken Lohn was named as
chair of the board, with Burns elected vice chairman.


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to 10:30 p.m., with approxi-
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at all 75 stops up to 9 p.m.,
and 30-minute intervals
from 9-10:30 p.m. It starts at
both ends of the Island at 6
a.m., from Coquina Beach
and from the Anna Maria
City Pier.

Northbound the trolley runs
Gulf Drive to Marina/Palm
Drive in Holmes Beach,
merging back to Gulf Drive-
in Anna Maria. It runs from
Gulf Drive to the city pier
along Pine Avenue, where it
turns around.

Southbound it runs Gulf
Drive all the way from Anna
Maria City Hall to Coquina
Beach.


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(Trolley stops No. 23/53.)
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NORTHBOUND TROLLEY STOPS
(City of Bradenton Beach)
1. Coquina Beach Turnaround -E14 -
2. Gulf Dr. at 13th St. S.
3. Gulf Dr. at 8th St. S.
4. Gulf Dr. at 6th St. S.
5. Gulf Dr. at 3rd St. S.
6. Bridge St. -E12
7. Gulf Dr. at Brad. Beach City Hall -E12
8. Gulf Dr. at 3rd St. N.
9. Gulf Dr. at 9th St. N.
10. Gulf Dr. at 13th St. N. -EIO
11. Gulf Dr. at Runaway Bay Condos -E10
12. Gulf Dr. at 23rd St. N.
13. Gulf Dr. at 25th St. N.
14. Gulf Dr. at Sandpiper Trailer Prk.
(Holmes Beach City Limit)
15. Gulf Dr. at 28th St.
16. Gulf Dr. at East Bay Dr.
17. East Bay Dr. at Grocery Store -ES
18. Manatee Ave. at 6th Ave.
19. Manatee County Public Beach -E8
20. Gulf Dr. at 45th St.
21. Gulf Dr. at Anna Maria Elementary-E7
22. Gulf Dr. at 50th St.
23. Marina Dr. at 54th St. (Island Shopping)-E7
24. Marina at the Island Library -E6
25. Marina Dr. at 60th St.
26. Marina Dr. at 63rd St.
27. Marina Dr. at Key Royale Dr. -E5
28. Palm Dr. at Clark Ln.
29. Palm Dr. at 71 St.
30. Palm Dr. at 74th St.
31. Palm Dr. at 76th St.
32. Palm Dr. at 79th St.
33. Palm Dr. at 82nd St.
(City of Anna Maria)
34. Gulf Dr. at Archer Way
35. Gulf Dr. at Oak Ave.
36. Gulf Dr. at Magnolia Ave.
37. Gulf Dr. at Pine Ave.
38. Pine Ave. at Crescent Dr.
39. Pine Ave. at Tarpon St.
40. Pine Ave. North Bay Blvd./Pier -02
SOUTHBOUND TROLLEY STOPS
(City of Ann Maria)
40. Pine Ave. North Bay Blvd./Pier -02
41. Pine Ave. at Tarpon St.
42. Pine Ave. at Crescent Dr.
43. Pine Ave. at Gulf Dr.
44. Gulf Dr. at Magnolia Ave.
45. Gulf Dr. at Oak Ave.
46. Gulf Dr. at Beach Ave.
(City of Holmes Beach)
47. Gulf Dr. at 78th St.
48. Gulf Dr. at 74th St.
49. Gulf Dr. at 70th St.
50. Gulf Dr. at 65th St.
51. Gulf Or. at 58th St.
52. Martinique Apartments -07
53. SS' Plaza, Chamber of Commerce,
Island Shopping Center -07
54. Gulf Dr. at 50th St.
55. Gulf Dr. at 47th St.
56. Gulf Dr. at 45th St.
57. Manatee County Public Beach-E8'
58. Manatee Ave. at Gulf Dr.
59. Manatee Ave. at 6th Ave.
60. East Bay Dr. at Grocery Store
61. East Bay Dr. at Gulf Dr.
62. Gulf Dr. at 30th St.
63. Gulf Dr. at 28th St.
(Bradenton Beach)
64. Gulf Dr. at the Sandpiper Trailer Park
65. Gulf Dr. at 25th St. -E9
66. Gulf Dr. at 23rd St.
67. LaCosta Condominiums (South side)
68. Gulf Dr. at 13th St. -E10
69. Gulf Dr. Cafe'
70. Gulf Dr. at Cortez Rd.
71. Gulf Dr. across from Bradenton Beach CH-E12
72. Gulf Dr. at 4th St. S. (Gulf side)
73. Bridge St. -E12
74. Gulf Dr. at 8th St. S. (Gulf side)
75. Gulf Dr. at 13th St. S. (Gulf side)
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THE ISLANDER 0 APRIL 3, 2002 M PAGE 21


New Jersey man dies
off Coquina Beach
A winter visitor died in shallow water off
Coquina Beach Friday from an apparent heart
attack.
Edward Komorowski, 73, from New Jersey,
was pulled to shore by other swimmers after he
collapsed face-first in water about 30 feet from
shore.
Lifeguards began rescue efforts and called
paramedics. He was transported to Blake Medi-
cal Center, where he was pronounced dead
shortly after arrival.
It is the first death on the beach in several
years, according to marine rescue personnel.



Ex-correspondent McCartney
at library on Tuesday
It will be music and the Middle East when the
Friends of the Island Branch Library close out their
program series Tuesday, March 9.
Musicians from the Anna Maria Island Community
Orchestra will play starting at 2:30 p.m., and at 3 p.m.,
former news correspondent James H. McCartney will
speak.
The program is free and open to the public at the
library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, first come,
first seated.


McCartney is a former news correspondent who
covered the White House, State Department and Pen-
tagon for 30 years, with emphasis on Middle Eastern
politics.
Details are available at 778-6341.

Spring Fever Fashion Show
scheduled for Tuesday
The Spring Fever Fashion Show, featuring Mary
Ann Brockman and her Oscar gown, will start at 11
a.m. Tuesday, April 9, at the Seafood Shack in Cortez.
Islanders chose the gown from among four in The
Islander's popularity contest. Brockman, executive direc-
tor of the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce,
wore it to the Academy Awards dinner. She was guest of
her son Kevin, senior vice president at ABC-TV.
She will model it once more at the Spring Fever show,
sponsored by the chamber.
-The four gowns in the contest were provided by
Jennifer's of Bradenton, which is one of the fashion pro-
viders at Tuesday's affair. Others are AMI West, Mister
Roberts, Sun & Surf Beach Shop and the White Egret.
Tickets for the show at $20 may be obtained at the
chamber office, 5337 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, or by
calling 778-1541.


Applications are open for $2,000
Applications are being received, now for a $2,000
scholarship being offered by the Longboat Key Garden


Engaged
Christina Anne Alcorn and Shannon Woodward
Kelly, both of Holmes Beach, plan to marry Nov. 9,
her parents announced. She is daughter of Clifford
and Doreen Alcorn, he the son of Robert and Tanya
Kelly. She is employed by Maureen's Palm Grille on
Longboat Key, he is a manager at Shells restaurant
in Holmes Beach.


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The scholarship is open to any Florida resident
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Information and applications may be received from
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Easter egg hunt, surprises at Island churches

By Lisa Williams -., ,.
Islander Correspondent
The Spirit Youth Group organized the Easter Sun- -.
day egg hunt held at St. Bernard Catholic Church. 2 "' i,
Along with candy-filled plastic eggs, four treasured
Beanie Babies were hidden in the grassy lawn sur- 4 "
rounding the church. The children were divided into V '..
two groups, with a special taped off area for those age .
4 and under.
Robyn Morgan directed the enthusiastic children at .
the beginning of the hunt, which took about half an- -
hour to complete. Tammy Kemper and daughter Ali set '
up a refreshment table consisting of apple juice, cook-
ies and doughnuts for all of the hardworking Easter egg
hunters.
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Ron Altman shares with daughter Katherine her
excitement over finding one of the four Beanie
Babies hidden among the eggs. Islander Photo: Lisa
Williams


The hunt is on!
Eager children race to collect eggs on the lawn of St. Bernard Catholic Church. Islander Photo: L-sa
Williams


The search is on
Children and their families "eggsplore" the garden of Church of the Annunciation
in Holmes Beach during the church's Easter egg hunt Sunday. Islander Photos:
Andrea Dennis


Carrie and Conner Meacham discover an egg hidden in the section reserved for
children under 4 years old. Islander Photo: Lisa Williams


Easter sunrise at the beach, He is risen


By Lisa Williams
Islander Reporter
As the sun began to rise on Easter Sunday, people
were already gathering on Manatee County Public Beach
for the annual Easter sunrise service, sponsored by the
Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island. The president of the
Kiwanis Club, Bob King, estimated that up to 2,000
people were in attendance for this year's service.
Bob LoPiccolo began with a prelude to the service.
The Rev. Bill Grossman, pastor of Harvey Memorial
Church, then gave an invocation. King welcomed the con-
gregation of people on behalf of the Kiwanis Club. The
Rev. Daniel Kilts, pastor of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church,
read Scripture, which was followed with a hymn.
he music, sung by Carl Jones and Dennis Miller,


led into the reading of scripture by Mary Anderson of
the First Church of Christ, Scientist. The Rev. Ed
Northrop, pastor of the Island Baptist Church, deliv-
ered the Easter sermon. He included some history about
a Russian tradition of greeting one another on Easter
when the first person raises a hand and says, "He is
risen."
The person greeted responds with a hand also
raised, saying, "He is risen, indeed."
Northrop then led the assemblage in this greeting
and spoke about the meaning of Easter. His closing
words were, "It's time for Easter, time for new begin-
nings. It's time for him."
The Rev. Deacon Alfred Gaspari of St. Bernard
-:athJolic-h.irch said-the: offertory prayer and C arl


Jones performed the music for the collection. The en-
tire Easter offering is to be shared equally to support all
of the Island churches.
The Rev. Gary Batey, pastor of Roser Memorial
Community Church, ended the service with the Bene-
diction.
Also participating was Father Bennett Barnes of
the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation,
The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island thanked
everyone who participated in the service, with special
thanks to Cafe On the Beach, Everything Under the
Sun Garden Shop and Peacock Printing.
Kiwanis Club meetings are held Saturday morn-
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Wednesday, April 3
Noon Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island meet-
ing and fashion show at the Bradenton Yacht Club, 4307
Snead Island Rd., Palmetto. Information: 778-2427 or
778-7865. Fee applies.
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.
6 to 7:30 p.m. Parent Support Group facilitated
by Shirley Romberger at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
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7 to 8:30 p.m. Adult volleyball at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria. Information: 778-1908.

Thursday, April 4
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free tax help from AARP at the
Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 758-9271.
10:15 a.m. Episcopal Church Women luncheon
at the Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1638.s
Noon Anna Maria Island Rotary Club meeting at
the Beach House Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N.,
Bradenton Beach.
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Beach.
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Jackson at the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City. Information: 778-
1908. Fee applies.

Friday, April 5
9 to 10 a.m. Aerobics class with Mo Dye at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
5 to 7 p.m. Opening reception for artists Mary
Ann Carillo, Carol Weirich and Carol Miller at the Artists


Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Infor-
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Stuff" at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes
Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099.

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tour with the Manatee-Sarasota Sierra Club. Directions
and reservations: 746-6563. Fee applies.
8 a.m. to 1 p.m. SAM garage sale at 212 67th St.,
Holmes Beach.
9 a.m. Horseshoes contest at Anna Maria City Hall
Park, 10005 Gulf Drive.
9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Artists Guild of Anna Maria
Island art show and bake sale at the Artists Guild Gallery,
5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-
7923.
10:30 a.m. Wild Bird Rescue Training class at the
Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary, 1708 Ken Thompson Park-
way, Sarasota. Information: 388-4444.
1 to 4 p.m. Manatee River Garden Club "Through
the Garden Gate" flower show at its clubhouse, 3120 First
Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 745-5920.
5 p.m. Opening reception for "Judges Invitational
Exhibit" at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860
Longboat Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-2345.
5:30 p.m. Anna Maria Island Butterfly Garden
Sunset Dinner at the Bradenton Beach Moose Lodge, 110
Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-5274. Fee
applies.

Sunday, April 7
8 a.m. to noon Blood drive at Roser Memorial
Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Informa-
tion: 778-0414.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.'- Manatee River Garden Club
"Through the Garden Gate" flower show at its clubhouse,
3120 First Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 745-5920.

Monday, April 8
10:30 a.m. to noon German language class with
Bettina Sego at the Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
ter, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-
1908. Fee applies.
7 p.m. Kevin Main presents "Conserving our
Ocean Resources Through Aquaculture" at Mote Marine
Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota.


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Information: 388-4441. Fee applies.

Tuesday, April 9
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce Spring Fever Fashion Show at the Seafood
Shack, Cortez Road, Bradenton. Information: 778-1541.
Fee applies.
3p.m.- Friends of the Island Branch Library present
Middle East expert James McCartney at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Infor-
mation: 778-6341.
8 p.m. Riverfront Theatre present "Cotton Patch
Gospel" at the First United Methodist Church sanctuary,
603 11th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 748-5875. Fee
applies.

Wednesday, April 10
11:30 a.m. Off Stage Ladies Auxiliary of the Island
Players luncheon meeting at the Bradenton Yacht Club,
4307 Snead Island Rd., Palmetto. Information: 761-1599
or 795-8753.
1 to 3p.m. -Art demonstration by mixed media artist
Ginny Eitman at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-7923.
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. Riverfront Theatre presents "Cotton Patch
Gospel" at the First United Methodist Church sanctuary,
603 11th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 748-5875. Fee
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Coming up:
Sarasota Shell Club meeting at Mote Marine Labo-
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Cortez Natives Picnic at the Fulford Fish House
April 13.
Manatee County Audubon trip to Fort DeSoto
County Park April 13.
"All Women Show" opens at L'Attitude Gallery April ,
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Hurricane Preparedness & Safety Expo at the
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Bottle Boat Regatta at Coquina Park April 13.
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Dowling leads Bradenton Christian past Canterbery


By Kevin Cassidy
Special to The Islander
Life-long Island resident Peter Dowling helped his
Bradenton Christian baseball team to an 8-2 victory
over St. Pete Canterbery Saturday, March 30, at
Bradenton Christian. Dowling, a sophomore left-
hander, limited the Crusaders to three hits and two runs
while striking out six.
Bradenton Christian took a 1-0 lead in the second
when Josh Kearsey reached on a two-out single after
fouling off seven pitches. Jordan Westra then reached
on an error putting runners on first and second for Steve
Mixon, who ripped an RBI single to left field to score
.Kearsey.
The fourth inning saw the Panthers extend its lead
thanks to some sloppy fielding by the Crusaders. Eddie
O'Neil reached on an error and Kearsey moved him to
second with a sacrifice bunt. Westra lined out to cen-
ter and Mixon walked in front of Adam Wilkerson.
With two outs and the runners on the move, Wilkerson
hit a high pop-up to the right side of the infield that got
caught in the wind and dropped in front of the Crusader
third baseman, scoring O'Neil. The throw home got
past the catcher, allowing Mixon to slide safely across
for a 3-0 lead.
The fifth inning saw BC add to its lead when Zach
Reed reached on an error before scoring on Brian
McCall's RBI double down the right field line.
BC put the game out of reach in the sixth when
they scored four runs on two hits and four errors by
Canterbery to give Dowling the win.
Dowling kept the Crusader hitters off balance with
an array of off-speed pitches. After allowing a first-
inning single to Sawyer, Dowling set down the next 14
batters in succession before yielding two runs in the top
of the sixth on a pair of singles and a sacrifice fly.
Dowling's coach, Charlie Smythers said, "That's
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if Pete's winning or losing by five runs. He just takes
the ball and throws strikes."
In that pivotal sixth inning, Dowling retired the
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reached on an error. A single up the middle by Sango
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his business of throwing strikes.
Sawyer plated one run with a sacrifice fly before
Pinkston singled to cut the BC lead to 4-2. Dowling
calmly retired the next batter on a line out to second to
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Reed paced the BC offense with an RBI double and
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10K "and 10K is not my specialty."
He won the title for his 34.12 time in the Hidden
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Mysteries of manatees, turtles, authors


Don't forget that Daylight Savings Time begins at
2 a.m. Sunday, April 7. Turn your clocks ahead one
hour before you go to bed Saturday night. Remember,
"Spring ahead, Fall back."

Manatee mystery
Just when you thought that speeding boats and red
tide were all that manatees had to deal with to survive
comes another mystery killer of the marine mammals:
a water-borne parasite called microsporidia.
My Lien Dao with the University of South Florida
examined tissue samples from 10 dead manatees. She
found high levels of the parasite in the lungs, livers,
kidneys, spleen and lymph nodes of all 10 manatees.
"When you have 10 out of 10, that's a scary thing,"
she said, calling the problem a "big ecological prob-
lem."
It's a big problem because microsporidia is found
in effluent dumped in the waterways of the state. Per-
haps our "treated effluent" sewage isn't all that
well treated after all.
In humans, the parasite can cause diarrhea. For
folks with a weakened immune system, like some older
people, the parasite can lead to other problems like
bronchitis or pneumonia.
It is suspected that when manatees swim through
sewage outflows they can pick up the microsporidia
organism. If you've got a manatee that's got an open
prop scar on its back, the parasite has pretty much a
speedway into its system.
Like in humans, Dao doesn't believe the organism
actually killed the manatees, but probably weakened
immune systems and contributed to death caused by
other stresses, like red tide or cold water.
Dao said she found elevated levels of
microsporidia in a baby sperm whale and a dolphin she
also examined, leading to the possibility that more than
one marine mammal may be at risk from the parasite.
Researchers are now planning to start sampling
water where manatees tend to congregate to determine
levels of microsporidia and try to locate the source of
the loathsome parasite.
Manatee County, by the way, has a very highly
developed sewage treatment process that pretty much
reclaims all its treated effluent with very little, if any,
overflow into Sarasota Bay. Surrounding counties do
not have such an advanced treatment process for sew-
age.

Mystery conference
Another mystery is coming to the area April 12-14
"Mystery: The Florida Connection," a group of 15
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tation, the John D. MacDonald Award for Excellence
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stration on "How to make the perfect martini and other
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Needless to say, I'll be there.
Among the authors will be James W. Hall, Randy
Wayne White, S.V. Date, Tim Dorsey, Stuart
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missing some fine reading.
We've been fortunate on the Island in that a lot of
the authors have made local appearances. In fact,
Dorsey was just here a few weeks ago.
The conference is kind of an offshoot of the John
D. MacDonald conferences that were held every few
years a few years ago.
All conferences seem to have to have papers pre-
sented, and one I'm anxious to hear is by Karen Van
der Ven: "Me and Travis McGee Or Just Me? The
sources of Randy Wayne White's Doc Ford."
Dorsey and Kaminsky will be the featured speak-
ers at the Friday night banquet. Most of the crowd is
included in a panel discussion Saturday on "Florida
crime fiction today."
Full registration is $150. Call event organizer Cal
Branche to register at 727-856-3187. The Friday night
banquet cost is $55 and tickets are available at Circle
Books on St. Armands Circle, 388-2850.
I like the comments by Karen Turville regarding
the conference and John D.:
"John D. MacDonald is most often credited as be-
ing the grandfather of the Florida mystery clan, a mot-
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evolved into its own very popular genre. But, he is not
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realize the impact he would have while he sat at his
desk on Siesta Key churning out the adventures of
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He was, in fact, planting the seeds for a separate clas-
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Sea turtle mystery
Sea turtle meat, although banned more than 10
years ago in Mexico, is still considered a delicacy -
especially in the weeks leading up to Easter.
It seems that the Vatican has viewed turtle meat as
a fish, meaning that Catholics who give up eating meat
for Lent can eat turtle.
About 35,000 turtles are poached every year in
Mexico, and turtle preservationists are hoping the
pope's visit to Mexico in June will result in a change
in the church's philosophy.
Mexican law calls for prison sentences for anyone
caught poaching or smuggling turtles, but most offend-
ers are given a fine instead of jail time.
Turtle conservationists are going for a more
grassroots approach to combat the killing. "This is not
crack cocaine," one guy said. "These people aren't
addicts. This is something people are making a clear
choice to eat, so they can make a clear choice not to eat
it."

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Here's a solved mystery, compliments of Hugh
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fabulous houseboat, the "Busted Flush."
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against 'Playboy' magazine and the philosophy of its
publisher, Hugh Hefner, it was from the pages of
that magazine that the 'Busted Flush' was decorated.
In the September and October 1965 issues of 'Play-
boy' there was a 12-page feature called 'Playboy's
penthouse apartment.' It featured a bathroom with an
oversized, pale blue sunken tub and a huge shower
stall, a bedroom with a giant bed, and a stainless-
steel galley. All of that was part of the 'Busted
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Trout, cobia featured fish right now; snook, too


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Trout and cobia seem to be the big fishing action
this week. Trout are thick right now but, as they're
spawning, please release fish over 20 inches in length
so next year's trout action will be just as good.
There are some kingfish reports, but the action
seems to be spotty so far.
Offshore action for grouper and snapper remains
excellent.
Capt. Sam Kimball on Legend charters out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said kingfish are out
there but you've really got to hunt for them. He's also
catching grouper, snapper and mackerel.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's said fishing is excellent right now. There's co-
bia off the beaches, plus some mackerel and a few
sheepshead, but the striped fish are starting to taper off.
In the bays, snook are starting to really hit, and trout -
big trout are running.
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trout to 29 inches being reeled in, Bill added, and kingfish
are starting to show up in the Gulf, as are cobia. Grouper
and snapper action offshore remains excellent.
Capt. Curt Morrison and Capt. Ryan Hackney
on the Neva-Miss said grouper fishing is excellent
right now. They're getting a few kingfish, plus lane
snapper, triggerfish and some cobia.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business says snook
fishing is about as good as it gets right now, with some
linesiders coming in at 38 inches in length. He's also
putting his charters onto some nice-sized redfish.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach said his week's highlights included
snook, trout and mackerel.


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Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
big trout seem to be the best bet this week, with some
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a few redfish and at least one snook to 33 inches.
Whitebait is still thick in Terra Ceia Bay, he added.
Jonathan Barbie at the Rod & Reel Pier said
sheepshead are still being caught at the pier, some over-
size redfish, cobia and one huge jack.
At the Anna Maria City Pier, anglers are catch-
ing sheepies, plus yellowtail jack, a few mackerel and
some keeper-size snook.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he's getting a lot of redfish to 26 inches in
length, trout, and lots of small snook plus a few keep-
ers.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide out of
Holmes Beach said he's putting his clients onto red
grouper to 20 pounds, mangrove and lane snapper to 4
pounds, and some blackfin tuna.
On my boat Magic, we have been catching lots of
sheepshead, some snook to 33 inches, trout to 26
inches, redfish to 27 inches, and trout seem to be ev-
erywhere right now.
Good luck and good fishing.
Capt. Mike Heistand is a 20-yearfishing guide. Call
him at 779-9607 to provide a fishing report. Pictures of
your catch are also welcome and may be dropped off at
The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Please
include identificationfor persons in the picture along with
information on the catch and a name and phone number
for more infonnation. Pictures may be retrieved once they
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Guild scholarship honors

artist Jeanne Maschek
The'Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island will
award a $500 scholarship in the name of Jeanne
Maschek, longtime artist and the guild's historian
who died last month.
The scholarship is open to any 2002 graduate of
a high school in Manatee County who plans an aca-
demic major in art, music, dance, drama or speech,
said the guild.
The Jeanne M4schek Memorial Scholarship will
fund books and supplies for study at "an accredited
post-secondary institution."
Applicants must be Manatee County residents,
have a 3.0 or higher grade-point average in high
school, and have demonstrated achievement in the
performing arts.
Each applicant must submit a one-page typed
statement on "What the arts mean to me and the role
I envision for myself in the arts."
Application forms may be picked up from high
school counselors before the deadline of April 22.
Further details may be obtained by calling 778-
6694.


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Tuesday, April. 9
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Lunch: Nachos with:Beef and Cheese Sauce or
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Steamed Broccoli, Chilled Pears
Wednesday, April 10
Breakfast: French Toast Sticks with Syrup,
Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets with Roll or Junior
Cuban Sandwich, Tater Tots, Fresh Fruit
Thursday, April 11
Breakfast: Sausage with Toast, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Beef-A-Roni with Roll or Breaded
Chicken Patty on Bun, Green Beans, Mixed
Fruit
Friday, April 12
Breakfast: Pancake with Syrup, Yogurt,
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Monday, April 8
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Lunch: Cheese Pizza or Shaved Ham and Cheese
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Broccoli, Assorted Fresh and Canned Fruit, Peanut
Butter Cookie
Friday, April 12
Breakfast: Cheese Grits, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Tacos with Salsa or Corndog with Condiments,
Chef Salad with Dressing, Sweet Green Peas
Juice and milk are served with every meal.

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THE ISLANDER M APRIL 3, 2002 M PAGE 29


IMS fundraiser officially in-progress


Island Middle School's Parent Advisory Commit-
tee not only elected a new representative at its meeting
March 19, but it also kicked off its "Walk the Island for
Island Middle School" fundraiser, set for April 13, with
comedy and musical skits. The entertainment was also
performed at school for all IMS students to enjoy.
Pledge sheets went home to parents, and students
began their quest for pledges from family and friends.
Also, the students held a telethon from the school that
focused on getting donations and/or pledges from, first,
the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce and
then, according to IMS secretary Mary Beth Morgan,
specific kinds of businesses that provide products or
services appropriate for middle school-age kids, such
as orthodontists.
These businesses, as well as others that are inter-
ested, can choose from three sponsorship levels: Gold
level sponsors, $250 donation, will receive a personal-
ized station at a mile marker, a banner listing at the Co-
quina Beach pavilion at the end of the walk, and a logo/
name listing-on event T-shirts.
Silver level sponsors, $100 donation, will receive
a banner listing at the Coquina Beach pavilion at the
end of the walk and a logo/name listing on event T-
shirts.
And, Bronze level sponsors, $50 donation, will re-
ceive a logo/name listing on event T-shirts.
While a portion of the donations will be used to
send qualified band students to a competition at Walt
Disney World, all other donations will go toward the
school's flexibility fund.
"We don't have a flexibility fund because every
dollar that comes in is accounted for," said Morgan.
"This is a community-sponsored event, and it's essen-
tially the community that will keep our doors open."
Anyone interested in making a donation or pledge
should make check payable to Island Middle School
and send it to the school at 206 85th St., Holmes Beach,
34217.


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'You wanna walk where?'
IMS students and parent/volunteer Beth Ann Scheible acted out a fun skit written to promote the "Walk the
Island for Island Middle School" fundraiser set to take place April 13. They performed for the Parent Advi-
sory Committee and for the student body. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy


The walk will begin at the school at Gulf Drive and
85th Street and will continue to the Coquina Beach
pavilion, where Privateers will serve refreshments.
Entertainment will be provided by Jimi G, the school's


music director, and his band Midnight Rose.
For more information or to learn how to partici-
pate in the walk-a-thon, call Mary Beth Morgan,
778-5200.


Parent alert: Kindergarten round-up April 11


Kindergarten pre-registration roundup is Thursday,
April 11, and parents of children 5 years of age on or
before September 2002 who will start kindergarten at
Anna Maria Elementary School next fall need to be
prepared.
The following items will be required for registra-
tion on this day: a state birth certificate with official
seal, the child's Social Security card, proof of residency
and immunization records.
The immunization van will be at AME from 8:30
a.m. to 6 p.m., offering free routine childhood immu-
nizations and an assessment of current medical records.


The following vaccines/exams are mandatory for entry
into the 2002-2003 school year:
Five doses of DPT unless dose No. 4 was given
on or after the child's fourth birthday.
Four doses of polio unless dose No. 3 was given
on or after the child's fourth birthday.
A second dose of the measles vaccine, preferably
measles mumps rubella, spaced at least one month
from the first dose given on or after the child's first
birthday.
One dose of varivax or a documented case of
chicken pox.


A Florida state physical dated within one year of
school entry.
A new requirement has been made for the Hepatitis
B vaccine, as well. A total of three doses will now be re-
quired for kindergarten entry through fourth grade, includ-
ing all students retained in kindergarten through second
grade. In addition, the second dose of this vaccine is due
one to two months from the first dose while the third dose
is due six months from the first.
For questions or more information on obtaining
any of the foregoing documents, contact Anna Maria
Elementary School, 708-5525.


Variations on Mozart
Pianist Danny Negris improvised on arrangements composed by Mozart, tunes
from Broadway shows and light jazz standards during a recent visit to the Island
Middle School. Negris told students to explore music with their heart, mind and
spirit. Islander photo: Diana Bogan


Technologically speaking
Jeannine Martin, instruction technology specialist at Anna Maria Elemen-
tary School, attended a three-day Florida Educational Technology Confer-
ence in Orlando in March. While always centered on incorporating technol-
ogy into the classroom, Martin said this year's conference paid special
attention to Macintosh's iMovie and the use of digital cameras. Besides the
innovative projectors, new software and helpful Internet resources, Martin's
favorite was the hands-on experience allowed in the exhibit halls. AME's
Lynne McDonough and Pidge Taylor also attended the conference. Islander
Photo: Andrea Dennis






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Islanders


Bill and Ricky Arnold 50 years ago


Arnolds' 50th

anniversary a

'family' affair
William and Claudette Arnold of Bradenton
Beach are so happy with their marriage that they're
rededicating themselves to it after 50 years.
They will renew their wedding vows at 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 6, at St. Bernard Catholic Church in
Holmes Beach, with family and friends invited to the
ceremony and to dinner afterward in the church hall.
The celebration was arranged by their daughter
Cheryll, and she made it a memorable affair. She is
in the Manatee Community College choir and will
bring part of that aggregation to sing with her at the
wedding.
Officiating priest will be Father Lawrence
Stasyszen, OSB, president of St. Gregory's College
in Shawnee, Okla. The couple knew him there when
Bill Arnold was a restaurateur and then general man-
ager of General Motors' operations in the state, from
which he retired to come to Bradenton Beach.
One of the ushers will be Andrew Fredrick of
Massachusetts, who was altar boy at their wedding
in Lawrence, Mass., 50 years ago, said Ricky
Arnold.
Arnold now is a Bradenton Beach city commis-
sioner, and heading the guest list will be the city's
mayor, John Chappie.


Crowd
The Bayfest at the Anna Maria Island Centre Shoppes in Holmes Beach featured live music, games, food,
vendors, Mote Marine's touch tank and the Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch information booth. Proceeds
from the festival went to the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, the Anna Maria Island Community
Center and both the elementary and middle school on the Island.


Mmmmm ...
Anna Maria's own
"Homey's Barbecue"
cooked up some deli-
ciousfixin's to enjoy
while taking in the
beautiful day, music and
fun at Bayfest. Having
fun cooking' are Bob
Streets, Homey Smith
and James Green.
Islander Photos: J.L.
Robertson









Time for spring
cleaning
Saturday, March 23,
was Spring Clean-Up
day for residents of
Anna Maria. Lew
Johnson of Anna
SMaria brought a full
trailer of yard waste
and other refuse to
dispose at the Anna
Maria City Pier. The
twice a year event is
sponsored by the city
with Waste Manage-
ment. Islander Photo:
J.L. Robertson


Belfast Irish to repeat gathering on Island


A casual get-together of Northern Irish couples on
the Island proved so enchanting that they're going to
repeat and expand next season.
Six couples gathered for an Irish social at the Anna
V Maria home of Terry and Helen Robinson, then moved


on to the Island's End restaurant for dinner and more
reminiscences of the old sod.
They were unaware that the restaurant's owner is an
Irishman of some note here, Sean Murphy, but they'll be
sure to look him up next year when they meet again.


Sons and daughters of Erin
Typically Irish, men gathered in one spot and women in another, even for photos, at a gathering on the Island.
Upper photo, left to right: Terry Robinson, Bill Ebbage, Don McCracken, Bill Patterson, Ken Parvin. Lower
photo: Joan Parvin, Helen Robinson, Leah McCracken, Maude Patterson, Iris Ebbage.


Some of the Irish couples live in Canada and some
in the United States, but both the men and women had
their origins in Belfast. They didn't know each other
there, but there were some mutual memories that were
almost uncanny.
Bill Patterson, who with wife Maude lives on the
Island, said he and another winter Islander, Ron
McCracken, "got to chewing the fat and found we lived
near each other in the old country, and I realized I used
to run errands for his grandmother."
During the festivities here, "it never occurred to
anyone who might be Protestant and who Catholic,"
Patterson said.
Even if it had, the fighting in Ireland nowadays is
less inclined than in the past to be between members of
those religions, he noted. "Now it's more gangs fight-
ing over the drug business."
He wants anyone here from the orange part of Ire-
land or anywhere in Erin who's interested, he said
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THE ISLANDER M APRIL 3, 2002 0 PAGE 31


Island Biz


Ooh that wine
Ruth Ann Renick enjoys her bottle of Chateau
Margaux 1982 at the Ooh La La!fine-dining
restaurant in Holmes Beach. Islander Photo Cour-
tesy of Murray Renick

Ooh La La featured on CNBC
Ooh La La! European bistro in the Island Shop-
ping Center in Holmes Beach along with owner/chef
Damon Presswood were featured in a segment of the
CNBC television network's "Power Lunch Today"
program that aired March 15.
The French bistro gained its "15 minutes of na-
tional fame" when Island residents Murray and Ruth
Ann Renick decided to participate in the Wall Street


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Journal's "Open That Bottle Night."
According to Ruth Ann, WSJ wine editor Dorothy
Gaiter encourages readers to pick one or two great
bottles of wine, open them for a special occasion, or
any occasion, and then write her about the experience.
Gaiter picks several experiences for her own column
and passes others on to CNBC to read on their "Power
Lunch Today" program. One of the selections for
CNBC was the Renicks' letter.
The Renicks chose a 1978 Chateau Lafite Rothschild
along with a 1982 Chateau NIu g.i i', for their "Open That
Bottle Night" and headed off to Ooh La La!, which is
"owned and operated by a most talented young chef and
aptly named," wrote the Renicks to the WSJ.
"We shared a wonderful black truffle, goose liver
pate," said Murray. "Ruth Ann then enjoyed French
calves liver sauteed with grilled onions and topped wih
bacon."
Ruth Ann chimed in that "Murray was impressed
with his dinner of tenderloin of venision with green
peppercorn sauce. We shared a creme brulee."
"And the wine. The Margaux was wonderful," added
Murray, although it took a while to settle down, he said.
The Renick's didn't get to open the Lafite, but
they had such a "wonderful time" at Ooh La La!,
"we're going to have an 'Open That Bottle Night'
again" before we head north," said Murray.
Ooh La La! is open for lunch and brunch from
11:30 a.m. Wednesday through Saturday and for din-
ner service from 5:30 p.m. \\ cdrie-d.y through Sun-
day. Sunday brunch starts at 8 a.m. For further infor-
mation, call 778-5320.

Island greens are Southern
Anna Maria Island resident Tons Mills will cel-
ebrate the ninth anniversary this month of his South-
ern Greens professional lawn-care company at 1175
Commerce Blvd. North in Sarasota with some spe-
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But perhaps the best news for Islanders is that he's
already doing a lot of work on the Island and on
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Those Southern nights are green
Island resident Tony Mills and the staff at Southern
Greens lawn service are ready to start another day
helping lawns get better and stay healthy. Islander
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To go "Southern-styie" your lawn, call Tony at
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Got a new business going up on Anna Maria Is-
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ITEMS FOR SALE NNOUNEMENTS GRAGESAESConinued


SOLID PINE CORNER cabinet, $325; Tunturi exer-
cise bike, $45; Round metal outdoor table and four
chairs, $60; Chinese rug, 8-by 12-feet, $129. Phone
778-1670, after 5pm.

DINING ROOM TABLE, four chairs, two leafs,
fruitwood finish. Very nice, $200. Twin pillow-top
mattress set, $50. 778-7535

NIKI'S ISLAND TREASURES sale items 50 percent
off collector porcelain dolls. New designer sterling
jewelry 25 to 50 percent off. Shells, $1/bag. 5351
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Monday-Sunday
9:30am-5pm.

BEAUTIFUL GLASS 42-by-72-inch dining table,
plus four aqua cloth-covered chairs. $250. Phone,
778-2960.

VAN WEZEL TICKETS to musical production of
"Ragtime" Saturday, April 20, two seats, center of
hall, $96. Call 778-4150.

4-BY-6-FOOT beveled glass-top table with four
chairs, GE stove, rattan coffee table, three lovely
lamps. 778-2484.

THREE-PIECE SOFA set, royale velvet. Coffee
table and two end-tables, washed oak. Almost new.
$400 firm. 778-9133.

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

COMPLETE 300 MG computer set-up. Includes
Windows 95, 56K modem, many programs such as
MS Money, Outlook Express, Collegiate Dictionary,
15-inch monitor, speakers, $250. 792-4274.

Buy it! Sell it! Find it fast in The Islander's
classified. 'The best news on Anna Maria Island"
gets top results for advertisers. Since 1992.



Island Properties


A VERY RARE FIND ON
ANNA MARIA. Beautiful three-
story duplex with private dock and
fabulous views of the Intracoastal,
across from sandy beach. Fairly
new building with high ceilings,
four-car garage and room for a
pool. One side has 3BR/3BA with
fireplace. The other side has 2BR/
2BA. Great income producer. Of-
fered at $799,900. Call Bibiann
Allard (941) 685-0422 or Karin
Stephan (941) 504-4435.
SUN PLAZA WEST spacious
2BR/2BA condo. Heated pool,
sauna, tennis courts and covered
parking. Can be leased 26 times per
year. Excellent investment. Offered
at $375,000.


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TROPICAL ISLAND ART by Missy. Original custom-
design artwork and murals with attention to detail.
Portfolio available. 5505 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Call 779-1091.

SUMMER TUTOR CAMP eight weeks, 10am-2pm,
Monday-Friday. Math and science (next year in
FCAT). Limited enrollment, $175/week or $50/day.
Lunch included. 779-0945.

TRIYOGA CLASSES with Harmony Ananda and
Roxanne Dinkin begin April 16 at Island Fitness
Center. 10:30am or 6pm. Pre-register, 921-0074.



GARAGE SALE SATURDAY April 6, 8am-1pm.
Moving to UK. All electronics under six months old.
TVs, VCRs, DVD, computers, desks, chairs. 204
57th St., Holmes Beach.

MOVING SALE SATURDAY, April 13,8am-2pm.
Furniture, patio set, women's clothing, hand and
power tools, gas grill, household items, dishes,
collectibles and many more. 301 74th St., Holmes
Beach.

GARAGE SALE SATURDAY April 6, 8am-11am.
Furniture, glasses, dishes, TV stands, miscella-
neous. 514 Bayview Drive (off 28th Street),
Holmes Beach.

ROSER THRIFT SHOP open Tuesday, Thursday,
9:30am-2pm, Saturday, 9am-Noon. Donations
Wednesday 9am-11am. Closed Fridays. Sales rack.
511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 779-2733.

SAVE ANNA MARIA (S.A.M.) garage sale. Satur-
day, April 6, 8am-1pm. 212 67th St., Holmes Beach.

GARAGE SALE: Saturday, April 6, 8am-?. Furni-
ture, lamps, dishes, kitchen supplies, shells, pictures
and misc. items. 114 52nd St., Holmes Beach.


g Denise Langlois
Real Estate Specialist
Dedication acnd Expjerience
You Cin Count On ...

Call Today
(941) 725-4425
delanglois@aol.com
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Call Samuel S. Smith
Realtor
748-6550
or 761-1182

Quaint, north Anna
Maria cottage
available. This
3BR/2BA resi-
dence is located at
806 Jacaranda
Boulevard, Anna
Maria. Anna
Maria's north point
beaches are just
steps away. This
property is a must
see and priced to
sell at $398,000
Call Sam Smith,
748-6550.


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GIGANTIC YARD SALE! Friday April 5, 9am-2pm &
Saturday, April 6, 9am-?. Furniture, TVs, baby and
toddler clothes and baby things, toys, children and
adult clothing, miscellaneous. You don't want to
miss this one! 7204 Palm Drive, Holmes Beach.

ESTATE SALE FRIDAY, April 5, 9am-2pm. Pretty
pair of sofas, pair of swivel rockers, two twin beds,
patio set, grill, three-part wall unit, screen, sofa
table, dehumidifier, live and silk plants, mirror, eight
lamps, pictures, small tables, linens and
kitchenware. Sale by Julie McClure. 619 Ivanhoe
Lane, Key Royale.

HUGE SALE SATURDAY, April 6, 8am-?. Furniture,
antiques, jewelry, art, miscellaneous. North
Longboat Key, 600 Block of Broadway.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY, April 5 and 6, 8am-3pm.
Pedal car, lawn chairs, yard tools, cane end tables,
much miscellaneous. 2105 Avenue. B, Bradenton
Beach.



GRAY CAT lost from 524 67th" St., Holmes Beach.
Large gray male with white paws and no collar. Very
missed! Please call 778-3812.



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 or visit our Web
site: www.daretorescue.com.



GREAT DAY SAILER/TRAINER Four sails, trolling
motor, trailer with new tires. $1,500 or best offer.
778-9285.

Advertising works fast in The Islander.


2317 GULF DRIVE BRADENTON BEACH At only 150 feet from
the Gulf beach this Gulfview triplex is as close to the beach as any
prudent person should be. 712 sfla. 1 BR/1 BA upstairs with 720 sq.
ft. deck overlooking Gulf. 576 sfla downstairs front 2BR/1BA
apartment with 136 sq. ft. screen room: 810 sfla 2BR/1BA rear
downstairs apartment. Parking for six in rear via alley. $530,000.
Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, FI 34216
Phone & Fax: (941) 778-1222
E-Mail: dougdowling@earthlink.net
www.dougdowling.com

Thanks for saying "I saw it in The Islander"


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


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

GREAT DAY SAILER/TRAINER Four sails, trolling
motor, trailer with new tires. $1,500 or best offer.
778-9285.

SAILBOAT: 26-FOOT Laguna. Wheel steering with
compass and brake; sinks in head and galley, 110-
V shore power, s/s radio and FM/AM antennas.
Fixed keel, 3.1 draft, five berths, can live aboard.
Six-foot head room cabin. Roll furling 1.5 jib, 2,000
9.9-HP. Evinrude engine gas assisted lift. $14,900
or best offer. 798-3520. Just detailed!

BOAT AND CAR storage short or long term. In and
out anytime, owner resides on property. 4911 119
St. W., Cortez. 761-7471.

FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels and everything
else in The Islander classified advertising.



FLORIDA FISHING CLASSES with Guy DeBlasio,
Learn how to fish the flats, canals, boat, pier and
bridges, plus knot tying. Call 727-4343.

LET'S GO FISHING! Call Capt. Mike Heistand on
the charter boat "Magic." Full or half day backwater
fishing. USCG licensed. Ice, bait, tackle provided.
Reserve in advance, 779-9607.

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


LowSetFee Hapy el


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


"WALK WITH ME..."
W in paradise at



.~' -I can make your
A- / island dreams come true.
ED OLIVEIRA
REALTOR
Sales & Rentals Since 1981
Office 778-4800 Cell
705-4800
S5201 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach,
Fl 34217


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 DISHWASHER/PREP wanted for open
kitchen. Work Sunday-Wednesday, 9:30am-
3:30pm. Also hiring servers/maitre d' with fine din-
ing experience. Will train if necessary. Call Chef
Damon at Ooh La La!, 778-5320.

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

PART-TIME ISLANDER REPORTER: Journalism
skills a must. Computer literate. Independent
worker. Resumes: E-mail news@islander.org, or
fax 778-9392, or mail/deliver to The Islander, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.

SOFTWARE COMPANY seeking trainer/support
person with vacation rental experience (bookkeep-
ing, reservations or manager.) If you have experi-
ence in the vacation rental industry, have good
computer skills, and willing to travel one week out
of the month, we will train you for this position. E-
mail your resume to: sales @ rental-network.com.

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.







Buying? Selling? Renting?

We're here to help! Just give

us a call ...941778-2307





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




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BAY PALMS BEAUTY!
This impeccably maintained 2BR/2BA Island hideaway
has been recently refurbished, offering new central air
and new roof, plus new tropical ceiling fans with match-
ing light fixtures, new dishwasher, granite kitchen sink
and a wonderful acrylic hot tub on a new rear deck!
There is also an automatic sprinkler system and charm-
ing garden area with fountain. Lovely ceramic tiled
floors are found in the kitchen and bathrooms,
complimented by attractive Berber carpeting in the liv-
ing/dining and bedrooms. Features include a handy
outdoor shower, rain gutters, storage shed and over-
sized lot with plenty of room for a pool! Priced to sell at
$359,500.
Visit our Website at www.betsyhills.com


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

HOUSEKEEPERS NEEDED Full or part time. Stop
in and apply. 778-6671. Surfside Econo Lodge,
2502 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.

ACE HARDWARE of Holmes Beach seeks perma-
nent full-time cashiers and sales associates. Retired
trades people welcome. Apply in person, 3352 East
Bay Drive, Holmes Beach.

HOLMES BEACH PHARMACY is taking applica-
tions for cashiers and pharmacy technicians. Call
778-1411 for interview.

GENERAL OFFICE AND computer experience for
busy office. Career opportunity for team player. Fax
resume to 778-7071 or email: jmix@verizon.net.

TWO SIDES OF Nature: Anna Maria Island's larg-
est little beach shoppers have immediate part-time
retail sales position available. Great store, great pay
and great fun! Flexible hours, shifts available. 1 pm-
8pm, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. Apply in
person at the Bayview Plaza location. Two Sides of
Nature, 100 S. Bay Blvd, Unit A-1, Anna Maria.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND Coffee Company: Full-time/
part-time retail assistant needed immediately for
busy coffee house. For information, 779-0341.

OFFICE AND/OR HOUSEKEEPER needed part-
time. 778-7153.



Meet Kathy .
Geeroerts
Kathy has been a sales consult- .
ant with Green Real Estate since
1988. Originally from Peoria, Ill.,
Kathy moved to the Island in
1983. She's active in St. Bernard
Church, Anna Maria Elementary School, A.M.I.
Community Center and youth sports programs.
Kathy is particularly qualified in helping families re-
locate to Anna Maria. Kathy and her husband Ted
have three children, Lindsey, 17, Zack, 12, and
Sage, 9. Stop in and say "Hi" to Kathy.


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OUR LISTINGS DON'T EXPIRE, WE SELL THEM!
WE NEED LISTINGS! ON & OFF ISLAND
ANNA MARIA- 3BR/2BA, elevated, pool, covered deck plus open dock,
enclosed lower level, two-car garage, plus room for boat. $395,000.
HOLMES BEACH TRIPLEX 2BR/1BA, 1BR/I BA plus parent apart-
ment, new roof, newer appliances. Walk to beach. $439,000.
BAYSHORE CONDO 2BR/2BA, low maintenance fee. $51,000.
COMMERCIAL
STYLING SALON 8 station, established over 35 years. $39,000.
WALGREENS Triple Net. Good CAP. $2,650,000.
VACANT CONVENIENCE STORE SITE Sarasota. $419,000.
ANTIQUE & ART GALLERY $69,500.
WE ARE BOOKING MARTINIQUE FOR 2003 NOW
2BR IMPERIAL CONDO Seasonal/Annual
2BR/2BA CANALFRONT Seasonal/Annual
2-3BR/2BA PALMA SOLA BLVD/POOL Annual
2BR/2BA FLAMINGO CAY CONDO Annual
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
,tdy41 @aoIl.om www.tioJllyyoungreltate.cp9m ..


CHARMING KEY WEST-STYLE HOME This
immaculate 3BR/2BA home has fabulous views of
the Intracoastal Waterway. Like new with many
upgrades. Private, low maintenance yard. Short
walk to Gulf beach. This is a must see and easy
to show! Offered at $395,000.


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JUST LISTED! This 2BR/2BA condo is conve-
niently located in central Holmes Beach. Peace-
ful views of mangrove preserve. Don't miss this
great investment at the unbelievable price of
$169,900.

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REAL ESTATE
OF ANNA MARIA

778-0455 .
9906 Gulf Drive '- -

Visit our website at www.greenreal.com






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

GRAPHIC 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 environment.
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.



NADIA'S EUROSAGE now accepting new clients.
Massaging residents and visitors to Anna Maria Island
for more than eight years. Call today for an appoint-
ment in your home, 795-0887. MA#0017550.



MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, patio gar-
dens, trimming, clean-up, edgings, more. Hard-
working 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 sys-
tems engineer offers in-home computer training.
Basic to advanced training for software, Internet, e-
mail, digital photography, QuickBooks set-up/train-
ing. Install software programs, hardware. Serving
Longboat, Anna Maria. E-mail:
AMIComputerTutor@aol.com. Call 778-9436, cell
704-7662.


CONSTRUCT YOUR DREAM HOME on this
outstanding Gulffront lot in Anna Maria. Pristine
"natural" beach and choice building lot includes
riparian rights. Why settle for less with an older
remodeled home when new is possible. In area of
higher price Gulffront homes and priced
affordably at $949,500. Call for complete info!


Since
1957
MARIE I 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


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

COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your
computer misbehaving? Certified computer 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, rea-
sonable and reliable. Free estimates, licensed and
insured. 778-0944.

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

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

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

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

NADIA'S EUROSAGE now accepting new clients.
Massaging residents and visitors to Anna Maria Is-
land for more than eight years. Call today for an ap-
pointment in your home, 795-0887. MA#0017550.

INCOME TAX SERVICE: Individuals and small
businesses. All states. Ohio and Michigan our spe-
cialties. Call Pat, Kenney Tax Service, 761-8156.
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Make Your Move
so much easier
when buying or selling call
YVONNE HIGGINS
RealtorO
WAGNER REALTY
I serve the Islands & the Inlands!
, Email: y.higgins@verizon.net

-- 8-~8224 or 800211-211-2323


DICK MAHER
AND
DAVE JONES
ISLAND SPECIALISTS

77E84800
1.800-237-2252


Simplify Your Search!
Call anytime for a consultation.


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.

MY GRANDMOTHER TAUGHT me how to clean.
Let me clean your house the way grandma would.
Call Jeff, 792-5739.

SEWING: Get your sewing alterations done fast
and reliably. Hems, zippers, sleeves, waistlines,
etc. Reasonably priced. Call 727-5873.

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

P.B. PAINTING & TILE 20 years experience, ex-
cellent references. Free estimates. Call Pete, 387-
3067.

ANNA MARIA APPLIANCE and TV Service. Hon-
est, reliable repairs for major appliances, home
and marine electronics, ceiling fans, garage door
openers. 779-1779.

PROFESSIONAL RELAXING SWEDISH mas-
sage. Island, in-home and commercial appoint-
ments. Reasonable hourly rates. Please call
Sharon for appointment, 778-7247. MA31220.



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.


Moving In?

Moving Out?
SMoving Up?

i Call Karen Day
-778-6696
Evenings: 779-2237

Mike Norman Realty, inc.
3101 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach


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


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aggressive, innovative ONLY 500 FEET TO WHITE PERFECT ISLAND GET- WHAT A VIEW of the bay.
marketing to sell your SANDY BEACH. Fabulous new AWAY Gulfviews, 2DR/2BA Perico Bay Club, 2BR/2BA,
home quickly, without kitchen, 3BR/1.5BA, bright condo. Wonderful kitchen, up- first floor condo loaded with
closing hassles and Florida room looking out to large dated throughout. Pool, ten- upgrades, many extras. Enjoy
for the right price, fenced back yard. Must see in- nis, elevator. $459,000. Call the view every day! $255,000.
That's what I do. side! $334,700. Call Jon, 778- Bob and Jon, 778-6066. Call Marilyn or Jon, 778-6066.
-Jon Kent, Realtor 6066. MLS#81664. MLS#81901. MLS#81858.
Call Jon (941) 778-6066 or 800-865-0800 6101 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach


Call Jon to sell faster, without
hassles and for the right price!
Isn't that what you want?


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

JAMIE BASSHAM'S LAWN Service. Professional
lawn service and landscaping. For free estimate
call: 778-0934 or 705-5901 mobile.

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



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

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

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

MEIKALYA & JORDYN'S Islandscapes, specializ-
ing in palm tree trimming. Complete lawn and land-
scape management. Irrigation repairs, sodding. Li-
censed, insured. Island residents, 779-0496.

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

ALL PHASES OF landscaping, shell, delivered and
spread. $24/yard. Drip irrigation installed at low
cost. Free estimates and proposals. Colorscapes,
539-6399.



VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, inte-
rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. Dan or Bill, 795-5100 or cell 809-3100.

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



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
WWW.ABOUTTHEVILLAGES.COM
Planning & Design General Contractor
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INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free es-
timates. 35-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at
778-1730.

CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island
service since 1975. Repairs and new construc-
tion. Free estimates, no overtime charges. Now
certifying back flow at water meters.
(FL#RF0038118) 778-3924 or 778-4461.

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

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

WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more
by Hunter Douglas and other major manufactur-
ers. Lifetime warranty. Call Island resident Keith
Barnett for a free in-home consultation. Many Is-
land references, 15 years experience. 941-778-
3526 or 730-0516.

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

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

THIRTY YEARS craftsman experience. Interior,
exterior, doors, stairs, windows and trim. Have
sawmill, will travel. Dan Michael, master carpen-
ter. Call, 745-1043 or cell 962-4068.

ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Re-
modeling, 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.

You want results? Islander classified work for you.


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, 713-1951.

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



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 available 2003
season. 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.

ANNUAL ONLY 1BR/1BA, directly on Gulf in
Bradenton Beach. $1,000/month, assurity/security
required with contract. 792-2779.


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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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

ROOM FOR RENT monthly. Furnished, utilities and
housekeeping included. 779-0322.

SPRING SPECIAL: 1-2BR, steps from beach, fully
furnished, cable television, kitchen, microwave.
$350-$450/week, plus tax. 778-1098

HOLMES BEACH. Lovely 2BR/2BA, elevated du-
plex, washer/dryer, nice screened porch. Avail-
able April 1, $850/month, annual, first, last, secu-
rity. 795-3838.

AVAILABLE FALL 2002: ground-floor 2BR/1BA
near Rod & Reel Pier, 150 feet to bay, all amenities,
recently updated. $1,500/month. 387-8610.

1 BR HOUSE Cortez Village. $600/month, plus utili-
ties, first, last, security. No pets, non-smoking. Un-
furnished. Year lease required. 795-0466.

VACATION RENTAL, open, airy 2BR/2BA, plus loft
and porches. Immaculate, only two blocks to beach.
$2,975/month, includes taxes. (813) 969-3344.

BED & BREAKFAST INN decor, adorably furnished.
Semi-annual, Bradenton Beach. One block to beach
or bay. Cable, phone, washer/dryer, 2BR/1BA,
$900/month. 779-2393.

ANNA MARIA GULFFRONT apartments. Weekly,
monthly, season. Lovely furnished interior, sundeck,
enclosed porch, patio, many extras. Private, no
pets. 778-3143.

ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 1BR, Anna Maria City.
Gulfview, $725/month, plus utilities. No pets. Avail-
able May. First, last, security. 778-5439.

KEY ROYALE: 2BR/2BA canalfront. Dining, break-
fast and family rooms. Terrace, dock, pool and spa.
Garage and boat lift. New everything! Bright and
open. $3,600/month, call (863) 712-7847 or (813)
991-5462.

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.

ANNUAL FURNISHED 2BR Anna Maria City. $725/
month, plus utilities. No pets, available May. First,
last, security. 778-5439.


VIEW OF ANNA MARIA City fishing pier. Nice, fully
furnished, 2BR/1 BA cottage. $350/week. 779-2143.

CONDO 2BR FURNISHED, beachfront, heated
pool, fishing dock, seasonal, three-month minimum.
Age 55 and older. (813) 247-3178.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA ground-level home in Anna
Maria City. Close to Gulf. New tile and paint. Caged
pool. $1,300/month. Island Real Estate, 778-6066.

AVAILABLE ANNA MARIA May 1 through Decem-
ber 31, 2002. Furnished, 2BR/1BA, garage, washer/
dryer, television, VCR, ground-level duplex, one
block to beach. Also available January and Febru-
ary 2003. No pets, non-smoking. Call 778-7754 or
E-mail: BillM1219@aol.com.

ISLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER desires
2BR, ground floor, small pet OK. June 1. $600-$650,
prefer with option to buy. Work, 778-5200, or 779-
0945 evenings.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA elevated duplex. Updated unit.
Covered parking. $875/month. Island Real Estate,
778-6066.

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

ANNUAL 1BR/1BA ground-level duplex. New tile,
paint and refrigerator. Close to Gulf. $600/month.
Island Real Estate, 778-6066.

SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA ELEVATED, completely re-
modeled. Very nice. Non-smoking, no pets please.
$900/month. Gulf-Bay Reatty. 778-7244.

BRADENTON BEACH 1BR furnished or unfur-
nished apartment with large deck across from
beach. All utilities included. No pets, non- smoking.
Available now through December 31. $1000/month.

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ANNUAL 1BR UNFURNISHED duplex. Clean, spa-
cious, ideal for single person. $600/month, plus
$600 deposit. 2110 Ave. B. 778-6387.

ROOMMATE WANTED Bradenton Country Club
area. 3BR/3BA, master bedroom with bath, pool,
share family room, office, etc. 886-7122 for appoint-
ment. References required.

FOR LEASE: Prime retail or office space, 900-
square-feet. $875/month. Phone, 778-4451.

BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED CANALFRONT, 3BR/
2BA. 30-foot dock, deep water and view of Tampa
Bay. Available now. Summer special, $2,800/
month, plus utilities and taxes. No pets, 920-1558 or
(941) 485-1373.

HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX ground-level, 1BR/1BA,
washer/dryer, cable, two blocks to beach. Available
through Dec. 30, 2002. $650/month. 778-6158.

LARGE ANNUAL 2BR/2BA duplex, carport, storage
room, washer/dryer hook-up. Glimpse of Gulf, $875/
month. Available April 1. (941) 625-2889.

GULFVIEW 2BR/2BA winter home. Available four to
six weeks during 2003 season. Fully furnished, ref-
erences required, $700/week. 779-0686.

WEEKLY BEACHFRONT CONDO 2BR/2BA, one
king/two queen. Available 4/08/02. $900/week.
(863) 712-6272.

ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH 2BRI2BA, elevated
duplex, laundry, private parking, steps to beach.
$735/mronti-i. Also 1BR/1BA lower, $550/month.
d42-9456 or 410-4466, cell.

ANNUAL RENTAL: Very nice spacious apartment.
1BR/1.5BA, all utilities, including cable television.
200-feet to beach. Located in historic Bradenton
Beach village. Furnished or unfurnished. Available
immediately. $825/month. Call 778-8571.


GULFv-EW BUILDING LOT 50 by 100 feet. Priced
reduced to $329,0oo. sale or trade for Island prop-
erty. 3014 Ave. E., Holmes Beach. 798-3885.

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

GULFFRONT 2BR/2BA condo, $399,000. 5300
Gulf Drive, Martinique North, unit #102. Robinson
Properties, 778-4523 or (800) 977-0803.

LOT west of Gulf Drive, $165,000. Close to school.
Information on-site at 4806 Gulf Drive, or call 778-
4523 or (800) 977-0803.

ISLAND LIVING YOU CAN AFFORD! Turn key fur-
nished 1 BR/1BA mobile home. Elevated ceilings in
living room, dining area off of kitchen. Large outdoor
shed. View of Gulf, steps to beach. Located in Sand-
piper Mobile Resort senior park, 778-5272.

5400 GULF DRIVE 2BR/2BA, second-floor, rear unit
with Gulf views from enclosed lanai. $275,000.
Home Vision Realty, (727) 409-1879.

300 YARDS to Longboat Key's finest beach.
Charming cottage on double lot. 2BR/2BA, lowest
price west of Gulf of Mexico Drive. $399,000. Open
by appointment. 411 North Shore Road. Brokers
welcome. 795-5404.

PALMA SOLA BOULEVARD bayfront Mediterra-
nean on two lots. 6BR/5.5BA, 6,500-square-foot-liv-
ing, 9,300 total square feet. Six-car garage, triple
pool, three stories with glass elevator, 24-karat gold
fixtures, lots of marble. Three-zoned air condition-
ing, heat, etc. Magnificent! $990,000, or best offer.
Terms by owner. Mr. and Mrs. Kerper, 795-4432.


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AWESOME KEY ROYALE Point location, 247-foot
seawall with open bay views, 172-foot golf course
frontage, 3 or 4BR/3BA, large open plan, huge ga-
rage (two cars plus recreational vehicle). Sailboat
water. www.byUSAowner.com. FL #82, MLS
listed, brokers protected. $950,000. 778-1130.


GULFFRONT CONDO 2BR/2BA, new tile floors,
completely furnished. Pool, tennis courts, spec-
tacular view. Best beachfront buy on the Island at
$339,000. (863) 712-6272.

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.

BEACH COTTAGE Holmes Beach. Completely
renovated 2BR with attached garage. One block to
beach. 5800 Imperiore (off 58th Street). Denise
Langlois, Arvida Realty, 725-4425.

OPEN HOUSE: Wednesday, April 3, 10am-2pm.
202 78th St., Holmes Beach. 3BR/2BA, close to
beach. Contact Denise Fleece at 504-5211. A
Paradise Realty.


BAYFRONT BEACH AND Tennis Club,
Longboat Key. For sale by owner. Bright, airy,
1,600-square-foot condo in tropical setting.
Steps to beach and Olympic size pool. Also,
four Har-Tru tennis courts, fitness center, fish-
ing pier and great clubhouse. Turnkey fur-
nished, $400,000. To see, call 387-2200.

TOWNHOME 3BR/3BA, with full mother-in-law suite.
New appliances, hardwood, landscaping, pool, tennis,
perfect Island location. $329,000. 778-7456.

OPEN SUNDAY, April 7, 1-4pm. Waterfront home
with tropical landscaping. 603 Ambassador Lane,
Key Royale. New dock, seawall, boat lift and tile
roof. 2-3BR/2BA, private golf course. Sellers moti-
vated. $459,000. Jessyca Sanders, (800) 928-
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GULFFRONT CONDO Surround yourself with breath-
taking direct Gulf views from this bright end unit.
Completely and tastefully updated to the last detail.
Walk to shopping and fine restaurants. $450,000.
Ask for Tina Rudek or Mike Migone, 778-0700.
ISLAND DOLL HOUSE WITH BOAT DOCK 7302 Palm
Drive, Holmes Beach. Adorable 2BR house on beautifully
landscaped corner lot. Beach access. Totally renovated.
$334,500. Ask for Gail Tutewiler, 778-0700.
DUPLEX TWO BLOCKS FROM BEACH 2BR/2BA with
bonus room. 2BR/1BA. Room for pool. Excellent
condition. New windows, sliders, decks, vinyl siding.
$399,000. Deborah Thrasher, 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.

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. Teresia Bradford, 778-0700.

MARTINIQUE SOUTH Awesome views from this light
and bright direct Gulffront end unit. 2BR/2BA, garage,
extra storage. Heated pool, tennis, clubhouse. $409,000.
Gail Tutewiler, 778-0700.

FAMILY-SIZED ISLAND HOME 7204 Palm Drive.
4-5BR/2.5BA, more than 3,000 sq.ft. Could create
separate apartment for income. Deeded right to boat slip,
beach access. $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. $149,900. Call Gail Tutewiler, 778-0700.

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

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

ONE OF A KIND 611 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach.
Upstairs direct Gulf view condo at Imperial House.
2BR/2BA end unit. Private beach, clubhouse, fishing
pier on bay, heated pool. $199,000. Ask for Gail
Tutewiler, 778-0700.


CUSTOM WATERFRONT HOME
This spacious 3BR/2.5BA custom
waterfront home offers a southeast
exposure on a protected canal with
S easy no-bridge access to the bay.
.- f The location is a very short walk to
tl!,- *' bay, post office and pier. The
-, "S- home feau double pane windows
^,: ;. '' j ; and sliding glass dooui....,h security
..j.'.1 I'I, film, extra insulation, large screene&
c p,""- f, decks, a private master suite on up-
per level with views of bay and Gulf
0' from anotherdeck. Electric and water
are at the dock as is a 12,000-lb.
__- boatlift. Priced to sell at $695,000.
Call for appointment.

Robert L. Loomis Lic. Real Estate Broker Phone (941) 779-9200 Cell (941) 704-0489


Thanks for saying, "I saw it in The Islander!"



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5201 GSfDie omSBah L327802725


TROPICAL HORIZONS Large 2BR condo in
choice Holmes Beach area. Walk to shopping
and restaurants. Very close to the beach with
some Gulf views. Rooftop sundeck. $415,000.
Call Denny Rauschl at 778-4800 or 725-2924.


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


WHAT A VIEW Direct Gulf view at a bargain 66 STEPS TO THE BEACH 3BR/2BA turkey
price. 2BR/2BA, turnkey furnished. Great vaca- furnished Island pool home with pool cabana.
tion home or rental. Heated pool and within Tile throughout. $329,000. Call Jane Grossman
walking distance to everything. $349,000. Call or Nicole Skaggs, 778-4800.
Ed Oliveira at 778-4800 or 705-4800.


STUNNING KEY WEST ISLAND HOME 3BR/ ELEVATED ISLAND DUPLEX LOTS OF
3BA with partial Gulf and Bay views. Tile with SPACE. Large 3BR/2BA Island duplex with a
marble borders throughout and too many up- two-car garage each side. Completely redone,
grades to list. $479,000. Call Jane Grossman or light and bright. $369,900. Call Ed Oliveira at
Nicole Skaggs at 778-4800 or 778-4451. 778-4800 or 705-4800.


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Call
Patricia Stabler,
Lic. Real Estate Broker

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


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#1 Call Piroska Kallay Planck,
She'll take care of the other 9.
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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


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Broker






Melinda Bordes
Realtor


Bob Fittro
Realtor






Richard Freeman
Realtor







Alan Galletto
Broker/Salesperson







Bill Jones
Broker/Salesperson







Jon Kent
Realtor






Tom Nelson
Realtor







Nick Patsios
Broker/Salesperson






Chris Shaw
Realtor






Marilyn Trevethan
Realtor


WATERFRONT HOMES

525 67th St. .................... $499,500

684 Key Royale Dr............. $725,000

524 72nd St .................... $459,000

2306 Canasta Drive ..... $1,095,000

111 Gull Drive ...Reduced $529,500

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

608 Emerald Lane........... $490,000

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

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

621 Concord Lane .......... $499,000

ISLAND HOMES,

CONDOS & LOTS

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

Playa Encantada #212..... $459,000

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

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

Bradenton Beach Club from$500,000

409 Spring Ave lot............ $249,500

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

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

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

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

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

113 75th St ................ $649,000

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

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

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

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

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

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

2904 Gulf Drive lot......... $175,000

DUPLEXES

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

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

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

MAINLAND

2418 90th St. NW........ $3,195,000

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

1206 Spoonbill Landing Cir $227,000

1323 Perico Pt. Cir............ $255,000

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

COMMERCIAL

PROPERTIES

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


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


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ANNA MARIA


iREAL ESTATCoastE, LLC
REAL ESTATE, LLC


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Gloria Hollinsworth Helen White Mary Ann Schmidt

ISLAND FAMILY HOME
4BR/2BA in Holmes Beach. Family room, fireplace,
eat-in kitchen, deck, outdoor shower, storage/work-
shop, close to beach and shopping. $429,000.
ISLAND VILLAGE
BR/2BA, professionally decorated condo. Just
listed! Turnley furnished, spacious, heated pool,
small pets, tennis, across from beach and close to
everything. $294,000.
SUNBOW BAY CONDO
Spacious 1BR/1BA. Bayfront Complex. Ceramic
tile, elevator, garage, heated pool, tennis, small pet,
partial bay view, close to everything. Central
Holmes Beach. $188,500.
DIRECT GULFFRONT CONDO
3BR/2BA turnkey furnished Gulfplace condo.
Walk out to gorgeous white sandy beach in prime
Holmes Beach area. Lighted tennis, heated pool
and great rental history. Call to view. Exclusively
shown. $769,000.
PERICO ISLAND
2BR/2BA Perico Island. Split plan, excellent con-
dition. Screened porch, two-car garage, commu-
nity pool, tennis, short drive to beach. $225,000.







Julie Gilstrap-Royal Patti Marifjeren
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

779-0202 (800) 732-6434
ANNA MARIA

B MIS SiiiC.ast
REAL ESTATE, LLC
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 www.suncoastinc.com







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Tricks of the Trade
By Con Pederson/ Edited by Will Shortz


Across
1 Game segment
5 Empower
11 Crack in the cold wind
15 Choice assignment
19 Together, in music
20 One of five on "The
View"
21 European capital
22 Old paper part
23 Radiation dosages
24 Make room for new
palace furniture?
26 Famous reproach
27 Org. division
28 Whopper
29 Family member
30 Beauty pageant wear
32 Domestic burglary
team?
35 Period in history
36 In need of a muffler
37 Identify
38 Salt seller
39 Exiguous
41 Faux
43 Kids' classic subtitled "A
Life in the Woods"
44 Toronto media inits.
47 Colt 45 producer
48 Show someone money
they could be making?
51 Yawl call
52 In history
53 Cocktail party spread
54 Part of V.F.W.
55 Joint legislative
assemblies
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59 Geog. feature
60 "Come and get it!"
62 Job for a bird taxider-
mist?
66 Snakes' intakes
69 Partake of
70 Not harnessed together
74 Left at sea
75 Ophthalmic development
76 Snack since 1912
77 Book collector's suffix
78 Player who putts
79 Thing that's adjustable in
some bathrooms?
82 Sported
84 It might have blight
85 Chanel No. 5, e.g.
86 Done, to Donne
87 Hardly clumsy
88 Children's author Richard
90 Pressure meas.
92 Peach
93 It regained independence
in 1991
95 What some
groundskeepers do?
100 Singer Makeba
101 Sudanese Republic, now
102 Have status
103 & 104 Edible pod
105 Farmer's overalls?
108 Epitaph opener
1091In (even)
110 Gutter site
111 Make laugh
112 Montross of the N.B.A.
113 Rip up
114 Salon specialist
115 Consent
116 I.R.S. info

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3 Pile of peat?
4 Party hang-ups
5 Fantastic feeling
6 Zero
7 Grab
8 "The Death of the
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9 D-Day transport: Abbr.
10 Crude petroleum
component
11 Sidekick
12 Request from the
stumped
13 Paleontologist's
estimate
14 Accident witness, often
15 Abracadabra alternative
16 What Realtors get
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17 Mouth
18 Timid
25 Hierarchy level
31 Dissenter
33 "Santa Baby" singer
34 Vaulted recess
35 Thoughtlessness?
38 They may provide relief
39 Foxhole fare
40 Home for some 66-
Across
41 Page of music
42 Caesar's greeting
43 "Texaco Star Theater"
star
45 U2 frontman
46 Greenish blue
48 Chamber quartet?
49 Chirp rapidly
50 Mess
51 Part of many stars'
names
53 Sexton, say
55 Brownish purple
57 Impressionism?
58 Let off steam


Magnavox rival
"Bravo!"
Cut corners
Vengeful Olympian
Liver at the Louvre
Seat of Hawaii County
Waylays
Arabian Peninsula city
They're unconquer-
able
Originated
Blanched
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92 Pluck
93 Imprison
94 Diez minus tres
95 Less experienced
96 Trueheart's beau
97 Tux accessory
98 "Splish Splash"
singer, 1958
99 Building plans
101 Don't just sit there
106 Not of the cloth
107 mater (brain
envelope)


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65 Angry display
66 Angry display
67 It's less dense than
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68 Pressures caused by
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71 Pennants depicting
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72 Organic compound
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