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Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992) ( April 10, 2002 )

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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
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Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: April 10, 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 10, 2002

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

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


Anna Maria



The


Islander


Little League is up, page 26.


"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"


Volume 10, no. 22, April 10, 2002 FREE


Beach
treasure
The beach project
continues, and
there's gold in that
sand, a gold
wedding band with
a pair of initials,
"love" and a 1990
wedding date, was
found by Peter and
Nancy Johnson of
Holmes Beach on
the shore near
65th Street in the
new sand on the
renourished beach.
The Johnsons are
new residents from
Michigan, and ask
anyone wishing to
claim the ring to
call them at
778-0394.


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Beach renourishment turns to Holmes Beach


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
With the Anna Maria portion of the county's $9.3
million beach renourishment project completed, work
crews began turning their attention to Holmes Beach
earlier this week with expansion of the beach north of
the Martinique condominiums nearly complete.
Manatee County Eco-Systems Manager Charlie
Hunsicker said renourishment crews have also begun
laying pipe south from the T-junction near the
Martinique where it is pumped ashore from the borrow


pit.
So far, said Hunsicker, there have been only a few
complaints, chiefly about the noise at night. But crews
are putting down between 300 and 700 feet of new
beach daily, said Hunsicker, so "if there's a little noise,
just hang in there. They'll be gone in a few days."
"We are moving as quickly as possible," added
Rick Spadoni of Coastal Planning and Engineering, the
county's watchdog firm on the project.
But Hunsicker noted that the further south from the
T-junction that work crews pump sand, the slower the


operation. That's because contractor Great Lakes Dock
and Dredge is not installing any on-shore pumps to
push the sand faster from the T-junction.
"That would just be too much noise," said
Hunsicker.
By the time renourishment reaches Bradenton
Beach, the flow of sand could be just a trickle of what
it is now.
But GLDD is ahead of schedule, said Hunsicker,
PLEASE SEE BEACH, NEXT PAGE


Residents speak out on moratorium proposal


By Paul Roat
Residents packed Bradenton Beach City Hall last
Thursday night to talk about a proposed moratorium on
construction in the city.
Of the seven speakers, only one supported a six-
month ban on right-of-way vacations, land development
code changes or comprehensive plan amendments.
"We need a moratorium on rezonings of existing
residential property and amendments to the compre-
hensive plan," said resident Ken Lohn. He is a mem-
ber of a new group, Save Our Neighborhoods, that has
advocated the building ban. "We've created a problem
here. Every time you add a unit in the city you put two
more cars out here. We need a moratorium."
Lohn recounted a recent trip from Bradenton
Beach: "It took me two hours to get home from St.
Armands," he said, "and on Sunday the line of traffic
to the Island on Cortez Road stretched to the fire sta-
tion [at 99th Street]. We're prisoners in our own homes
because the traffic is so bad we can't leave."
Other comments were not as supportive of the
moratorium proposal.
Alice Vanhrsdall, a 15-year winter resident, told
commissioners to "vote no on the moratorium. I'm not
happy about what I've been reading and hearing about.
This new group, Save Our Neighborhoods, wants us to
think they represent us, and they don't."
Resident Eileen Suhre said that "in the 1980s,


Bradenton Beach was a dump. There were drunks on
the street, and people were urinating in the gutters. A
group of people went to Tallahassee and got a grant to
improve Bridge Street. That was 13 years ago, and look
where we are today. All I'm asking is not to hold back
growth, but to let it grow. We need it."
Former Mayor Connie Drescher asked "why do we
need a moratorium? Because a very small, vocal group
wants it? Why wasn't there a single person from the
group at the planning and zoning board meeting last
week to talk about the moratorium? Is there an imme-
diate threat to our health, safety or welfare? I think not.
Don't take the landowners rights out of there hands."
Resident David Hendrickson, also a member of the
city's planning and zoning board, said he believed "our
comprehensive plan and land development codes are
the proper way to go. A moratorium takes the rights
away from property owners. A moratorium would be
illegal and deprive me of my legal rights."
Resident Richard Michael said he didn't believe a
moratorium was needed in Bradenton Beach, "but I
believe we need one east of us. We have an abundance
of traffic, but it's coming from people who want to visit
us. We don't need a moratorium here."
David Teitelbaum, co-developer of Old Bridge
Village on Bay Drive South, said the proposed mora-
torium "will take land-use decision authority out of the
hands of the elected and appointed Bradenton Beach


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officials without adequate reason or purpose. There is
no need for the moratorium, there is no basis in law to
proceed with the moratorium, and to continue with
additional hearings would be a waste of your, and the
PLEASE SEE MORATORIUM, NEXT PAGE



Happenings

It's a happening'
With $8,000 in pledges and counting, Island
Middle School is "off to the races" for its Walk-A-Thon
fundraiser Saturday. The trek starts at 8:30 a.m. from
85th Street to Coquina Beach, where they will picnic
with the Anna Maria Island Privateers and return via
trolley in the afternoon.
Saturday, Islanders may want to check out the
Hurricane Preparedness and Safety Expo at the Mana-
tee Convention Center, One Haben Blvd., Palmetto.
Or lend a hand to the FISH Preserve cleanup at
119th St. W., Cortez, both Saturday and Sunday to re-
move trash and debris. Work starts both days at 10 a.m.
Coquina Beach will be a hot spot Saturday dur-
ing the Heritage Festival Bottle Boat Regatta on the
bayside of Coquina Park, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
More inside ...

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Watching the sand go by
The Island's beach renourishment project marched down Holmes Beach last week at a rate of upwards of 700


feet of new beach a day. Islander Photo: J.L. Robertson


Beach renourishment marches on
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
and he fully expects the project to be completed around
early June.
Surprisingly, there have been few complaints about
the quality of the sand, despite dire warnings from
some Anna Maria residents that beach renourishment
would destroy the sugar sand quality the beach in that
city is supposed to be famous for.
The sand being pumped from the borrow pit is about
an 80-20 (sand to shell "hash") mix, said Spadoni, unlike
the last beach renourishment project when large quantities
of shell were present along with the pumped sand.
"We've had no complaints," said Spadoni. In fact,
some people in Anna Maria, after viewing the quality
of the renourished beach sand, asked to be allowed into
the current project after originally opting out.
Alas, said Hunsicker last week, you're too late.


Wait five years or more for the next renourishment.
And it appears others are trying to jump on the
renourishment bandwagon a little late in the game
with pleas for the contractor to stockpile sand in
certain locations.
The Martinique condominium association has asked
for more sand to be pumped along their seawall so they
can cover some of their exposed rocks, but Spadoni said
the current permit won't allow that. The best bet for the
Martinique, which has offered to buy the sand, is to get a
permit and do the work along their seawall themselves.
Either way, "sand is never going to be cheaper than
it is now," said Spadoni.
Spadoni added that work crews are also protecting
sea turtles by building sand dunes and ensuring the
turtles have at least three feet of sand for nests.
Barring any major mechanical breakdown or bad
weather, Spadoni predicted the project will be com-
pleted some time in early June.


Moratorium comments
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1


public's, time and money. Therefore you should vote
not to proceed at this time."
Although commissioners will not vote on the
moratorium proposal until April 18, several offered
their thoughts on the matter.
"Some people may have lost sight of the fact that
a moratorium was asked for not only by the citizens but
also by our building official," said Commissioner
Dawn Baker.
"We've come a long way," said Mayor John
Chappie. "There are a lot of good, positive things in
Bradenton Beach. We were told in the 1990s that we
had to revitalize the city, and what has happened is a
success story. We need to tweak our land development
code, and do our visioning to make the community the
best it can be."
"Traffic congestion is a nightmare, and it's getting
worse," said Commissioner Ross Benjamin. "Parking
is bad and getting worse."
The final public hearing on the matter will begin at
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THE ISLANDER M APRIL 10, 2002 M PAGE 3


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By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The Baha Men sing, "Who let the dogs out?"
On Anna Maria Island this past Easter Sunday, a
lot of restaurant and small business owners were ex-
cused if they were caught singing, "Who closed the
beach down?"
It seems the portable sign put up by the county on the
mainland Palma Sola Causeway and Cortez Road loca-
tions to warn motorists heading toward the Island of im-
pending traffic delays read "Beaches Closed" from around
1:30 p.m. to shortly after 3 p.m. Easter Sunday.
That was enough to spark a stampede of motorists
on the causeway to make an abrupt U-turn and head
back to the mainland, according to Dee Percifield of
Cafe on the Beach. That cost Island businesses a lot of
money on what is usually the busiest day of the year,
and an unhappy Percifield would like to know who is
responsible for the foulup.
"By noon that day, we were on a record pace for
business. Then it just stopped," said Percifield. "We
couldn't figure out where all the people were until I
heard from my manager, who was coming from her
home in Bradenton about 3 p.m., that the sign on the
causeway said 'Beach Closed.'"
"People were turning around in droves," according
to Percifield.
But the beach wasn't closed and neither were the
public parking lots. In fact, the parking lot at Cafe on
the Beach, normally packed on a warm Easter Sunday
afternoon, had more than 30 empty spaces, Percifield
said.
"We counted them, so we knew something was
wrong."
Percifield called Holmes Beach City Commis-
sioner Sandy Haas-Martens, who called Mayor Carol
Whitmore, who called the Manatee County Emergency
Operations Center.
"They told me they were in the process of chang-
ing the sign to 'Be careful of holiday traffic,'" said
Whitmore.
She said she tried to find out who gave them per-


mission to change the sign to "beach closed" in the first
place, but nobody wanted to take the blame.
"That hurt my city," said an upset Whitmore of the
county gaffe. "It's just like they closed the bridge. And
besides, they are supposed to let us know when they do
something like that."
County Commissioner Jane von Hahmann, whose
district includes the Island and Cortez, followed up on
the closure. She said she discovered that the Office of
Public Safety (Emergency Management) had put the
"Beaches Closed" signs on for both Palma Sola Cause-
way and Cortez Road at 1:26 p.m. following an inci-
dent on Coquina Beach in which a man was knifed in
an apparent gang-related brawl.
"They turned both signs on in error," said von
Hahmann. The signs were supposed to have said "No
Parking," instead of "Beaches Closed," county officials
told her. By 3:30 p.m., both signs were changed back
to "Expect Traffic Delays," but the damage was done.
But owning up to the mixup doesn't help Island
businesses who fell flat on what should have been a
busy day.
Ed Chiles, owner of the Sandbar in Anna Maria,
Beach House Restaurant in Bradenton Beach and Mar
Vista on Longboat Key, said his properties had a "soft
Sunday" and a notable lull in afternoon sales.
The Mar Vista appeared to have more customers
arriving in boats than cars Easter afternoon.
One person noted that cars on the causeway were
"turning around in droves," although a phone call from
the car to friends on the Island assured them to proceed.
They said they thought the Island was "closed to traf-
fic" when they saw the sign.
Another caller noted the sign read "Holiday Traf-
fic/Expect Delays" alternately when they returned from
a concert in Sarasota at 11:30 p.m. Saturday al-
though there was no traffic delay.
"We went from on pace for a record-setting day to
our worst-ever Easter Sunday," said Percifield. "I'm
not being fussy, but it was supposed to be the busiest
day of the year. I can't change anything now, but I'd
just like to know that it won't happen again."


Anna Maria City
April 10, 2 p.m., charter review committee meeting.
April 10, 6:30 p.m., Environmental Educational En-
hancement Committee meeting.
April 11,7 p.m., city commission work session. Agenda:
update on code enforcement officer and animal control;
update on city hall hours of operation, voice mail and staff-
ing; update on audit; update on Waste Management; Anna
Maria Island Community Center proposal; Belle Haven
Cottage ordinance discussion; hovercraft discussion; day-
long work session proposal; cell tower consultant recom-
mendation; prioritization of Island cities collaboration list;
'Accord" discussion; right-of-way action; city hall remod-
eling discussion; bidding process discussion; budget pro-
cess discussion; and board appointment process and cri-
teria.
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708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
April 11, 6:30 p.m., planning and zoning board meet-
ing.
April 15, 6:30 p.m., public hearing to discuss $200,000
grant application for Bridge Street beach access fund-
ing.
April 16, 11 a.m., scenic highway traffic flow subcom-
mittee meeting.
April 16, 1 p.m., scenic highway committee meeting.
April 18, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
April 18, 1 p.m., planning commission meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Of Interest
April 15, 3 p.m., Island Transportation Planning Com-
mission meeting, Bradenton Beach City Hall.
April 17, 2 p.m., Barrier Island Elected Officials meet-
ing, Longboat Key Town Hall.


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Bridge inspection results explained on Island


By Paul Roat
So what kind of bridge do you want?
Florida Department of Transportation officials are
soliciting comments from Islanders and others on the
fate of the Anna Maria Bridge linking Holmes Beach
with Perico Island at Manatee Avenue.
The bridge is 45 years old and prior to recommend-
ing replacement or renovations, DOT officials con-
ducted a massive inspection of the bridge's electrical,
structural and mechanical components.
The results of the inspections were made public
in two work sessions, the last of which was held
April 4.
Essentially, the DOT has presented three options,
with costs:
Spend $9.7 million to repair the 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. This option also
would give the bridge an additional 15 to 20 years of
life.
Spend $29.6 million to build a new, 21-foot-high
clearance-at-center 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?'"
She said the next step in the process will be an
evaluation of the various options with a hard look at
costs. "We will do a cost-feasible study of all the build-
ing options, so we can compare apples to apples,"
Bachelder said, adding that the information will be
presented in another workshop, probably in late May
or June.
Comments from the estimated 90 people attending
last week's session were mixed.
"I want safety lanes," Holmes Beach Mayor Carol
Whitmore said.
"I think it's good that rehabilitation is being given
credence," former Holmes Beach Mayor Bob
VanWagoner said. "With a 20-year life span, with good


The video viewing area at the Anna Maria Bridge workshop. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy


maintenance, it gives us two decades to see the total
new picture of regional transportation."
"I don't think you can make cost comparisons
without mid-level and high-rise bridges," said Don
Schroder.
Bunny Garst, a founder of Save Anna Maria, the
group that successfully blocked a high, fixed-span
megabridge to the Island several years ago, was less
than complementary about the options presented.
"The bridge is perfect the way it is," Garst said.
"The 21-foot bridge is not an option, it's an example.
The DOT has no intention to build a bridge of that


height, so it's not an option."
In the two rehab options, DOT officials had said
barriers would be installed to separate bicyclist and
pedestrians from motorists. "How high will they be?"
Garst asked. "Will people in cars be able to see over
them?"
In all, Garst said, "It's just the same-old, same-old
DOT, just not as arrogant as they were before."
Comment forms on the bridge options are available
at The Islander office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information is also available on the Web at
www.annamariabridge.com.


T-olley still running on Island, but not yet smooth


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The Manatee Trolley is still rolling along on Anna
Maria Island, despite some minor bugs in the service.
Manatee County Area Transit marketing manager
Susan Hancock said electrical problems last week
forced three trolleys into the maintenance barn for re-
pairs. In the interim, MCAT was using two loaner trol-
leys from the manufacturer along with MCAT buses to
maintain the daily service.
The loaner trolleys are green and red and look like
traveling Christmas decorations, said Hancock. "But I
don't want anyone to be alarmed. They're just loaners,"
and won't replace the all-green MCAT trolleys.


Bradenton Beach OKs
$99,000 worth of road paving
Bradenton Beach is embarking on a $99,000
street repaving program, mostly in the northern
part of the city.
City commissioners unanimously agreed to
have APAC Florida, a Sarasota company, do the
street work, which will include improving 20
drainage catch basins.
Streets to be improved are:
26th Street from Gulf Drive to its east end.
25th Street from Gulf Drive to Avenue A.
24th Street from Gulf Drive to Avenue A.
23rd Street from Gulf Drive to Avenue A.
22nd Street from Gulf Drive to Avenue A.
Avenue C from 26th street to its south end
at Gulf Drive.
Avenue B from 26th Street to its south end.
21st Place.
20th Place.
Bay Drive North.
No timetable for the work program has yet
been made.


Hancock said MCAT "really doesn't want to use
the buses unless we absolutely have to," but last week,
there was no other choice to keep operating.
Hancock also reacted to complaints from some Is-
landers that the trolleys were stopping wherever any-
one hailed them, not at a designated trolley stop.
"During the first week, we were trying to be all
things to all people by stopping for everyone, any-
where," she said. But some people were just making a
friendly wave and the driver would think they wanted
a ride. The drivers would make an unnecessary stop
and traffic would backup. So MCAT has put a stop to
"anywhere" pickups, she said.
"For the past 10 days, we've been telling people to


go to a designated stop for a ride," said Hancock. Driv-
ers will no longer pick up riders anywhere as a cour-
tesy.
She also said the park-and-ride service from
Beachway Plaza at 75th Street and Manatee Avenue is
still operational on Sundays and she encouraged people
to use this free service.
In fact, rides on the trolley are free for another
year, Hancock said. So far, the trolley seems to be a
success.
"We're real pleased with the way everyone on the
Island has helped us," Hancock said. "Some of the
problems were not unexpected. It's just a matter of
getting some of the bugs worked out."


Hovercraft could be sinking with Anna Maria landing


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
A proposal for a commercial hovercraft to utilize
the beach at Bayfront Park in Anna Maria to off-load
and take on paying passengers could be quietly sink-
ing, at least according to an opinion report by City
Attorney Jim Dye.
Dye was asked by the city commission to give a
legal opinion on the project, since Bayfront Park per-
mits the use of an area on the beach to on- and off-load
passengers from boats.
That may be true, said Dye in his letter to Mayor
SueLynn on April 4, but that's only for pleasure
boats.
"I do not believe there is any question that the pro-
posed hovercraft is a commercial operation," wrote
Dye in his opinion letter. As a result, "it would be in-
appropriate and an apparent violation of the city's Land
Development Code for Bayfront Park to be used for
commercial purposes," he said.
The park is zoned as a public recreation area and
there is "clearly present in the permitted uses a policy
to use the park for non-commercial purposes," he con-


tinued.
Dye also examined the possibility of using the
parking area south of the Lake LaVista inlet as an al-
ternative landing area.
There are two problems with this location, accord-
ing to Dye. First, it is not designated a boat landing area
and, secondly, it is also zoned public recreation and
would have the same issue regarding commercial use
as is present at Bayfront Park.
In conclusion, Dye said any commercial vessel
discharging paying passengers would have to use an
area already zoned and operated for commercial boat
landings. Those could be any marina located within
city limits or the fishing piers.
While that opinion doesn't spell the end of any
hovercraft operating from Tampa Bay to Anna Maria,
it seems to put the issue solely in the hands of private
enterprise, not city government.
Dye said use of any of the aforesaid facilities
would have to be arranged with the owners and/or op-
erators of the facility.
Discussion of the hovercraft proposal is scheduled
for the commission workshop session on April 11.





THE ISLANDER M APRIL 10, 2002 M PAGE 5


Manager recommended for Holmes Beach


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach Charter Review Commission has
recommended that the city scrap its current strong-mayor
form of government that's been in place the past 50 years
and convert to a commission-city manager government.
Review commission members voted unanimously
at their April 9 meeting to recommend to the city com-
mission that a referendum on changing the city's char-
ter be placed on a Sept. 10 primary ballot.
The commission also recommended that the mayor
become a full-time commission member and that another
commission seat be added for a total of seven voting mem-
bers. The mayor would become the commission chairper-
son, under the recommendations, and the mayor and com-
missioners would all serve three-year terms.
Two current commission seats, however, would
carry a two-year term at the next election, then convert
to a three-year term at re-election.
That way, the election of the mayor and the six
commissioners would be staggered every year, said
review commission chairman Don Schroder, with two
commissioners and the mayor elected in one year fol-
lowed by two commissioners the following year and
the remaining two commissioners the year after.
But a lot of work remains before the referendum
can be considered by the voters on Sept. 10, said
Schroder.
The final written recommendations from the re-
view commission are due at the May 13 city commis-
sion meeting, where they will likely undergo lengthy
debate by both commissioners and the public.
Those recommendations will spell out the new duties
and responsibilities of the mayor, city manager, city com-
mission and other city staff under a new charter.
Manatee County Supervisor of Elections Bob
Sweat needs the actual wording of the referendum by
July 26 to get it on the primary ballot.
If the referendum passes, Holmes Beach would
have two months of transition period to prepare the way
for election of a new commissioner in the November
general election and hire a city manager to coincide


with the adoption of a new charter.
Just two weeks ago, Schroder himself had been
undecided on the issue of a city manager for Holmes
Beach, or retaining the current strong mayor form and
simply adding an administrative assistant position in
the mayor's office.
What changed his mind, he said, was a presentation
last week by Indian Rocks Beach City Manager Tom
Brobeil on the merits of a city manager for small
Florida beach communities like Indian Rocks Beach,
and Holmes Beach. "Florida beachfront communities
are just getting very complex to run," said Schroder.
Schroder said the commission made its recommen-
dations following six months of weekly meetings and
a line-by-line review of the city charter.

City manager could be 'cash cow'
Holmes Beach charter review commission chair-
person Don Schroder was undecided on the issue of a
city manager for Holmes Beach until he heard a presen-
tation from Indian Rocks City Manager Tom Brobeil
April 3 on the merits of a city manager for a Florida
beachfront community.
It was at that meeting the charter review commis-
sion learned that a good city manager can be a "cash
cow" in obtaining grants for a wide variety of projects
in a coastal community.
Brobeil said some of the grants Indian Rocks
Beach has obtained the past year include:
A $50,000 grant to build a skateboard park for
kids to keep them off the streets and sidewalks.
A $200,000 grant to build a nature preserve.
$100,000 in grant money for beach access.
An historic preservation grant for one of the city's
historic buildings.
A Florida Department of Transportation grant to
beautify a bridge to the mainland.
An DOT grant for traffic median landscaping on
the main road through the city.
A grant for a "turtle friendly" lighting system to
make the beach more natural at night.
Brobeil is more than a grant writer, however.


He's responsible for the hiring and firing of city
staff, and it's his job to step in and do any department
head job in an emergency. He's also the man respon-
sible for implementing the policies and budget set
down by the mayor and city commission, and the man
between the city staff and the politicians.
But don't think just any city manager will do for
Holmes Beach, said Brobeil.
"It's extremely important for the right fit." He sug-
gested at a minimum a city manager for Holmes Beach
have at least five years experience working with a city,
with three of those in a city department dealing directly
with a department head and two as an assistant city
manager. Having that experience in a Florida coastal
community wouldn't hurt, he said.
"Pay particular attention to supervisory skills," and
"hire a manager to fit the character of your city," not
the other way around. "You don't want a manager say-
ing what the city commission should stand for."
Brobeil said running a city is a profession that requires
special skills. He compared a city manager form of gov-
ernment to a business that does $6 million in annual sales.
And a good city manager will more than pay for his
salary and compensation with grants and other finan-
cial assistance, Brobeil said.
Schroder invited Brobeil to speak to the review
commission because of numerous similarities between
the two cities.
Both have permanent populations of just over
5,000 people, are tourist-oriented beach communities
with the business district focused on shops and restau-
rants, have similar budgets ($5 million for Holmes
Beach, $6 million for Indian Rocks Beach) and employ
approximately the same number of city staff.
Growth and development, beach renourishment
and preservation of the quality of life are important
issues for both cities, Brobeil noted.
Could a city manager form of government be the
answer for Holmes Beach?
That's a question city voters might get to answer,
if the city commission approves the referendum in time
for the September 2002 primary election.


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111101pinion

Moratorium no, visioning yes
It's approaching crunch time in Bradenton Beach.
City commissioners will debate the merits of a six-
month construction moratorium Thursday, April 18.
The proposed ban would halt right-of-way vacations,
land development-code changes and amendments to
the comprehensive plan.
The moratorium issue was first floated by a small
group of residents in January. Called "Save Our Neigh-
borhoods," the group formed in an effort to halt a
project called Old Bridge Village on Bay Drive South.
That project, 11 condo units with three office units,
was blasted by the group as an intrusion into a neighbor-
hood by a growing trend toward "condoizing" in the city.
Save Our Neighborhoods wanted the Old Bridge
Village project halted and a moratorium put in place to
allow time to rethink the city's trend toward allowing
more and more development.
Then we learned state law apparently prohibits the
method the group used to halt the development; the city
attorney said the moratorium methodology they re-
quested was insufficient, but the commission agreed to
go forward with public hearings on an ordinance to
create a partial building moratorium.
Yet two hearings thus far on the moratorium have
produced meager response from the pro-ban contingent
and no one favoring the moratorium spoke before the
planning and zoning board. Only one person spoke for
the moratorium before the city commission last week.
We're left to wonder if they're all saving their
ammunition for the April 18 meeting.
In the meantime, a seven-unit development on the
beach in the 1700 block of Gulf Drive replacing a
single home was approved by city officials without a
peep of objection. Also on the books, eight units where
the Beach Barn is now without objection.
Is a moratorium a good idea? Not really.
Would it work to slow development while citizens
and city officials try to figure out what they want to do?
Probably not. With only the former Trader Jack's res-
taurant property in the 800 block of Gulf Drive left
open, and with no plans pending on that property, all
a moratorium would do is give the illusion that growth
is being managed.
A better avenue is one the city is proceeding down,
that of a visioning process to help guide development. And
reducing zoning densities to maintain neighborhoods and
their pre-condo characteristics can do more in the long run.
Citizens on both sides of the moratorium movement
can continue working to help guide the city into the 21st
century without taking it back into the dark ages.
The sky is not falling. It's raining (tax) dollars.


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Action requested
As a resident of Anna Maria, I am not pleased with
the sight that greets the majority of our residents and
visitor on a daily basis. The sight I am referring to is
the open trash-bin storage area used by the City Pier
Restaurant, 100 Bay Blvd.
I have observed on an almost daily basis, and as a
defininite fact, for the last 6 days, the gates to this
Dumpster storage bin wide open, and in fact propped
open with large stones. The sight of the trash and grease
covered area is not a image I feel that Anna Maria is
trying to convey.
I would hope the management of the City Pier
Restaurant would take appropriate action to climate this
situation.
Charles S. Daniel, Anna Maria

Route along Magnolia
It appears to me that the opinion that a trolley route
down Magnolia Avenue in Anna Maria would contrib-
ute too much congestion is a counter-productive con-
clusion-jumper.
Many of the elderly who frequent the Anna Maria
Island Community Center are unable to walk the two
blocks from Pine Avenue to participate in many of the
activities offered, so they must contribute to the horren-
dous parking problem that exists all around the Center.
Now when the trolley is new and attracting a lot of
attention seems to be a good time to give the route
along Magnolia a trial run.
Rosemary Heger, Anna Maria

In appreciation
I have addressed the following letter to other news-
paper editors:
There were more than 2,000 people on the Mana-
tee Public Beach for Easter Sunday sunrise services.
All seven of the Island churches were represented
there. This is news and worthy of print.
Is not the reason for Easter the death and resurrec-


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a newspaper puts into print?
At the least, The Islander had a picture and caption
on their front page.
Thank you to The Islander this is why I get it
delivered to us up north.
Bonnie B. Nill, Bradenton Beach


Cronyism in paradise
What a bunch. First, a bare majority of the
Bradenton Beach City Commission allows a friend to
go forward with a multiplex that required jumping
through many hoops. Moments later the same gang
unanimously moved to put a moratorium on similar
projects because they are bad for the community. This
is the.Bradenton Beach bunch with cheek.
But it could get worse. Unexpectedly, they will be
required to vote, once again, on their friend's project.
After all of their grand speeches about protecting
warm, friendly neighborhoods, will they still approve
this village-wrecking project? Will hypocrisy and
cronyism prevail in our erstwhile paradise? Stay tuned.
Craig McKeon, Bradenton Beach

POP gratitude
Thanks to the friends of Parents on Patrol for the
many truckloads of items donated to raise $137 at our
rummage sale.
Everyone at the sale was generous, and rarely took
back their change. Everything sold for 10 and 25 cents.
It was a fun day and it helped to broaden the awareness
of our presence. The donations went quickly to buy
POP T-shirts and a set of walkie-talkies.
We cannot say thank you enough for the support
given to the safety of the children of Anna Maria El-
ementary School. POP uses preventive measures, and
parents are urged to sign up to be on POP. Applications
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byJean Steiger

Perico Bayou a beautiful mosaic
A flier in our mailbox piqued my interest. It invited
Perico Island residents to a meeting to see a new video
about North Perico Island. I knew about the construction
slated for the north end of the Island and had also heard
about the lawsuits that had been launched to stop the de-
velopment. But I had not, as yet, attempted to learn any
more about the issues. So I decided to attend the meeting
and see ifI could gather a little more information about the
future of North Perico Island.
I know it's cliche, but the video literally took my
breath away. The wildlife photography is magnificent and
the beauty of the area is undeniable.
Titled "One Heart, One Mind," the video highlights
the pristine beauty of the North Perico Bayou while dem-
onstrating the interdependence of the environment and all
the species that live in that area. As the narrator states, the
bayou is "a beautiful mosaic of habitats and life forms."
In one panoramic scene, the viewer is treated to a 360-
degree viewing of Perico Bayou. In another, we see hun-
dreds of birds great egrets, great blue herons, white
pelicans, wood storks, little blue herons and tri-colored
herons feeding in the shallow waters. Nearby are reddish
egrets, roseate spoonbills and willets.
The narration explains the importance of the food
chain that involves seagrasses, mangroves, birds, fish and
micro-organisms. The mangrove forests contain trees that
are more than 100 years old, some over 60 feet tall.
Sheltered in the seagrass are the stone crabs, tulip
shells, starfish, sponges and spider crabs. One quart of
Tampa Bay water contains more than 1 million one-celled
plants, the first link in the food chain. All these vulnerable
bottom dwellers are essential to the survival of the birds.
These seagrass meadows are called "nurseries of the sea,"
where 80 percent of commercial fish in Tampa Bay spend
their early years.
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scenes of heavy construction, bumper-to-bumper traffic
on the bridge to Anna Maria Island, and the multi-storied
condominiums on Longboat Key.
The proposed development calls for 898 new units on
North Perico Island's 220 buildable acres, including high
rises and 130 three-story town houses.
The narration explains the long-term effects of her-
bicides and pesticides that inevitably run off into estuary
waters. The chemicals cause overgrowth of the algae,
which uses more oxygen than it produces, ultimately
changing the environment so that small fish and bottom
dwellers no longer thrive.
The effect of the video, for me, was chilling.
To threaten this amazing natural resource would be
a travesty. My immediate reaction was singleminded: I
had to see Perico Bayou for myself.
After the meeting, I approached Jan Marie Martell,
the videographer of "One Heart: One Mind."
A filmmaker from Canada, Jan Marie has been work-
ing slowly and incrementally on the video, a labor of love,
since February 2001. Her first visit to Perico Bayou was
in early 2001 when she took advantage of a free explora-
tion of the area offered to the community by several lo-
cal charter boat captains. The captains organized several
trips to the area during one weekend in coordination with
the Concerned Citizens of Manatee County, one of the
community groups that has brought a lawsuit against
Bradenton in relation to the proposed development.
Before this boat trip, Jan Marie was a winter vaca-
tioner who had been coming to Anna Maria Island since
her parents bought property in the 1970s.
"I got out of the plane, got in a car and drove to Anna
Maria," Jan Marie explained. "I didn't even know I was
driving on an Island. This was a family visit; it wasn't
about exploration."
But the boat trip changed everything. By the end of
March, she began filming.
"It's such a shock because you start at a point of
heavy traffic and come in to this sanctuary," Jan Marie
said. "Going in there is really a wonderment a feeling
of being in a sacred space."
Originally from Flint, Mich., Jan Marie has lived in
Canada since 1969. She works in several areas of film
making, but primarily in documentaries. She taught film
production for 15 years in Vancouver and worked for the
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She describes herself as a poet, filmmaker, video
maker, teacher, gardener, adventurer, herbalist and medi-
tator. Gradually, she has begun to spend more of the win-
ter living on Anna Maria Island.
"What makes me want to stay is not only the life in
the bayou, but the people I have met," said Jan Marie.
She says the people who live here are more aware of
the environment and have also "determined that urban
density and high rises are not for them."
For these reasons, Jan Marie has found an increasing
commitment to the community. "And I'd also like to see
if in some small way I can do something meaningful and
give something back to a place that gives me so much,"
she explained.
For Jan Marie, the effort to make the video is not
about honor or gain. "It's about sharing what many people
cannot go back there to see," she said. "If this video does
anything, I would like people to remember that collective
awareness is as important as collective action. Awareness
has to proceed action. I hope the video will link people up
to realize they have a voice."
She is very aware that once people have purchased
their place in the Sunshine State, they are often hesitant to
take action against new development.
"But you have to have a standard that is respectful of
wild life and people. What's good for the birds, fish and
mangroves is also good for people," Jan Marie said.
The transient nature of many Anna Maria and Perico
Island residents also makes it difficult to organize a col-
lective voice to preserve the area.
"The problem is the footprint we leave behind is not
transient," she said. "When people see what's back there,
hidden in the bayou, they will be moved, as I was, to seek
out, support and join the community organizations deter-
mined to preserve the bayou and Perico Island North."
Jan Marie is convinced that people will find creative
ways to make something really good happen. And she
hopes the video will help provide some energy.
The video will be completed by mid-April when
screenings will be announced. If you'd like information
on the next public screening or would like to participate
in any way with the project, please leave a message at
(941) 778-2076, or email pip2002ami@yahoo.com.
Meanwhile, we're planning a kayak trip in the bayou
at dawn and at low tide, when the maximum number of
birds will be feeding. See you there?



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111Opinio011


Us and them Old Bridge Village
All that the opponents of Old bridge Village want,
or have ever wanted, is for the developer and the city
to bring us a project that doesn't threaten the integrity
of our pretty little neighborhoods and fits in with the
size and scale of its surroundings. With neither party
willing to do so, we turned to the petition process pro-
vided to us under the city charter.
The 80-plus citizens whose names appear on our
petitions are year-round residents of and registered
voters in Bradenton Beach. This was required under the
charter and verified by Manatee County Supervisor of
Elections Bob Sweat.
The number of equally qualified persons in favor
of the project? Seven. Of the total of roughly 15 people
publicly supporting this project, the overwhelming
majority are developers themselves, or their represen-
tatives, or friends of the owners who don't even live
here. Ninety-seven percent of the residents and prop-
erty owners living between Third Street South and 13th
Street South strongly oppose Old Bridge Village. It's
not us who are in the minority, and we're not a "hand-
ful of disgruntled dissidents" either. We're the silent
majority, silent until now, that is.
The mayor and two commissioners who voted to
approve Old Bridge Village did so over the long and
loud protests of their constituents. We think they made
a terrible mistake. By allowing a multi-family land-use
designation to be extended over a single-family/duplex
R-2 zoning district, they've started something we can't
take back. Even Bill Lisch the city attorney in this
case told them that would happen. The safeguards
built into our comprehensive plan and land develop-
ment code are now history.
Why do these three support Old Bridge Village in
the face of all this controversy? We don't know.
They're not talking, although we keep asking. All
they've told us is, "I don't want to get sued." "I've
made up my mind." "We have to accept change."
What are their constituents supposed to think?
We think we have every reason to expect our com-
missioners and mayor to represent us, uphold the city's
charter, and abide by its land development code and
comprehensive plan. We'd be very happy if the city
and the developers would be willing to go back and
start over with something we can all live with. Failing
that, we think the citizens of Bradenton Beach should
have the right to have the final word on the subject, by
referendum. That's democracy in action. Then there
would be no "us" and "them." The citizens would pre-
vail yea or nay, as it should be. Unfortunately, it
doesn't look like these three are interested in what their
constituents want, so it looks like it's going to be "us"
against "them" for the foreseeable future, and certainly
at election time. Again.
Anna O'Brien, Bradenton Beach

So much for charming
neighborhoods on Island
Around five or six months ago I went to a yard sale
at a house on 81st Street, and the house was also for
sale. A couple of months after that I took a walk down
that street and to my surprise the house was gone. Now
there are four three-bedroom, two-bath townhouses
with pools being built there. How did that happen?
When I moved here almost two years ago to 80th
Street it was because of the quiet, charming neighbor-
hood. Now I have been awakened most mornings to the
sound of large delivery trucks to that construction site
even on weekends, not to mention the dust and the
noise of a construction site. I didn't know that build-
ing could go on, even on a Sunday.
I think the taxpaying citizens of Holmes Beach
should be alerted that this can happen to anyone. It
seems that every time a small ranch house or cottage
sells, there is a huge monstrosity built in its place. So
much for the charming neighborhoods.
I think this is one of many examples why this Is-
land of three cities should become one city so we are
all of one mindset.
It seems strange that one person in Bradenton
Beach couldn't add a few feet to his bathroom, and
there are huge trophy houses being built in the strang-


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Village project in Bradenton Beach. The city has been in turmoil ever since. Islander Photo: Paul Roat


est places. I really don't want townhouses or condos in
my neighborhood. If we were all one Island we could
decide together as residents and taxpayers what we
want for our Island.
I bought my one-level house because I really don't
want a two-level house next to me taking away the pri-
vacy I bought this house for, but I do have many one-
level houses around me, so I imagine at some time I
will have that type of house beside or in back of me,
unless something is done soon.
To everyone in Holmes Beach: You also may have
huge townhouses built near you if something isn't done
soon to eliminate this kind of building on the Island.
Anna Maria City, I am sure this can happen to you,
also.
I want my neighborhood to stay the same. I pay
whopping taxes to live here, so I feel I should have
some say as to what gets built here.
Nancy Richard, Holmes Beach

Big day for Pelican Man
and his bird sanctuary
Feb. 2, the 75th birthday of Dale Shields, founder
of the Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary, was a very spe-
cial day for all of us at the sanctuary. I am writing to
publicly thank all the volunteers who helped with the
event and to those in the community who attended the
Pelican Man's birthday celebration.
I also want to thank the many restaurants who so
generously donated food platters for the event. Thanks
also to jazz pianist Mike Markaverich and international
opera singer Carol Sparrow, who entertained the
guests.
Our thanks also go to Sarasota city commissioners,
especially Vice Mayor Mary "Flamingo" Quillin, who
honored the Pelican Man by declaring Feb. 2 Dale
Shields Day, and to Longboat Key Mayor Ken Legler,
Bradenton Mayor Wayne Poston and Gov. Jeb Bush,
who each sent birthday greetings.
Our thanks to everyone who helped make the Peli-
can Man's birthday celebration a very wonderful and
memorable event one that will not be forgotten by
all of us who are honored to be a part of the Pelican
Man's Bird Sanctuary.
Mona Schonbrunn, Ph.D., sanctuary vice president


Heartfelt thanks
from 'Island Book' editor
I want to thank all of our vacation friends and my


great neighbors who have purchased "The Anna Maria
Island Book." My special thanks to Bonner Joy and her
staff at The Islander newspaper. The feature story that
your reporter, Jim Hanson, did on me and my book has
established the book as an Island fixture. It has also
given me a new mission in life.
I've been printing a limited number of copies on
demand and assembling them by hand. This activity,
though pleasant, has kept me indoors and not out in the
Island paradise we all love. So, I am working hard to
make sure the book is acceptable to a publishing house.
By next season, there will be sufficient quantities and
it will be available from many Island merchants.
I'm inspired to add some new chapters: our beau-
tiful canals; the private gardens of some of our local
residents; our Island artists. Oh yes, and we'll take an
Island tour on our new trolley.
Thanks, once again, to all. Now, I must get back to
my printing.
Gene Ciliberti, Holmes Beach

Special thanks
from IMS
The Island Middle School sock hop was a re-
sounding success, thanks to the support of our won-
derful community, The Islander, Kmart, and
Cocojoes Water Ice. A special thanks to our music
instructor Jimi G and Midnight Rose for their enjoy-
able performance.
The vintage vehicles, owned by Dale Powers,
Pete Lannon and the Dugan family, were also very
much appreciated. With continued support from area
businesses and families, the Walk-the-Island for Is-
land Middle School is sure to be another huge suc-
cess. Thank you all.
Kim Orr, Island Middle School fundraising chair-
person

Thanks for help
from Annie Silver Center
All of the members of the Annie Silver Community
Center would like to thank all of the local communities
for all of their donations and support this year for our
annual yard sale. We also appreciate all of the people
who attended our sale and helped make it successful.
We would also like to thank the local businesses
for their contributions to our club with either gift cer-
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THE ISLANDER 0 APRIL 10, 2002 M PAGE 9


Cortez woods cleanup this weekend


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Encouraged by early results in March, a major
cleanup at the Cortez FISH Preserve will be undertaken
Saturday and Sunday, April 13 and 14.
Coincidentally, the second payment for the Pre-
serve has just gone to Illinois, so the Cortez organiza-
tion is halfway to owning the preservation land out-
right.
The tract is 95 acres of mangrove wetlands and
uplands between Cortez Road and Sarasota Bay at the
eastern edge of the historic fishing village. It is being
bought for $250,000 by Florida Institute for Saltwater
Heritage in four annual installments.
Generations of garbage litters the grounds, acres of
tires and paint cans and oil drums and builders' trash -
one renovator dumped a whole bathroom there years ago.
In March, a dozen or so Cortezians spent a Saturday col-
lecting 40 bags of trash and barely scratched the surface.
This weekend FISH treasurer Karen Bell expects
up to 50 men, women and children to tear into the
massive job, with Manatee County providing a couple
of dump trucks and taking care of the tipping fees at the
landfill not a small consideration.
Volunteers are to begin the cleanup at 10 a.m. both
days and work "until everyone is worn out," said Bell.
She asks that they bring gloves, shovels, rakes, crow-
bars, wheelbarrows, chainsaws, bug spray, trucks -


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They will meet at the old schoolhouse on 119th
Street West, where plenty of parking is available.
Publix will provide water and sodas, and a light lunch
will be served about noon each day courtesy of The
Islander.


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Bell said she sent a payment last week of $63,000
to Louise Schewe, Illinois heir to the land which her
husband had owned for many years. That leaves two
more identical payments, then the land belongs to FISH
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The final day of free tax help on Anna Maria Island
will be Thursday, April 11, at the Island Branch Li-
brary, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Federal in-
come taxpayers should bring their 2000 return and
2001 tax package and all related documents, said the
sponsoring AARP.


Garden 'relics' are sought
for refurbishing, sale
Palma Sola Botanical Park is looking for garden
"relics" which its foundation members can rejuvenate
and sell at the annual May Festival to raise funds for'the
park.
The sale will be in lieu of the usual 'while el-
ephant" booth, said Eileen Hoffner, park executive di-
rector. She defined a relic as "something you have for
gardening and yard work that you no longer need,"
including tools; birdbath, pots and so on.
Items may be dropped off anytime before the fes-
tival on May I 1, at the park administration building,
9800 17th Ave. N.W., Bradenton. Further details may
be obtained by calling 761-2866.

At the car wash
A car wash for the American Cancer Society Re-
lay for Life will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday,
April 13, at Oswald Trippe and Co. Inc., 5203 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach, in the parking lot.
Tickets are $3 in advance or $5 on the day of the
event. Advance purchase tickets must be redeemed at
the event.
Call OTC, 778-2206, for more information.

Women featured at L'Attitude
L'Attitude Gallery, 9908 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria,
will open an all-woman's show Saturday, April 13, that
will feature the work of a vast lineup of female artists,
including locals Mary Cameron and Diane Wiseman
Linscott.
Cameron is a Florida native who has been making
art for as long as she can remember. Her work weaves
together pattern, repetition and layers of transparent
color, while buttons and other such ornaments are in-
corporated into the decorative borders that have be-
come a trademark of her work.
Linscott, who resides in the area during the winter,
enjoys creating one-of-a-kind jewelry sculptures that
often incorporate semi-precious stones and small an-
tique decorative objects or buttons.
Other artists who will be featured are Laura
Balombini, Valerie Bunnell, Rachel Shiro, Helene
Hermes, Robin Kolb, Marialyce Hawke, Janet Kingan
and Heidi Hoy.
The all-women show is in honor of Mother's Day
and will continue until the holiday on May 12. Gallery
hours are Monday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and
Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information, call L'Attitude Gallery,
779-1600.

Gospel show opening Tuesday
Riverfront Theatre will present "Cotton Patch
Gospel" at the First United Methodist Church, 603 11th
St. W., Bradenton, from April 9 through 14.
It is adapted from Dr. Clarence Jordan's "Cotton
Patch Versions of Matthew and John," said the theater.
Mark Woodland plays Matthew and 19 other charac-
ters throughout the play. He will be backed by a blue-
grass band consisting of Preston and Dorian Boyd,
Danny Blankenship and Sue Griffin.
Tickets at $10 may be obtained by calling 748-
5875.

Yoga on the Island
A new six-week yoga series will begin Tuesday,
April 16, at the Island Fitness Center, 5345 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. Harmony Ananda Feldman, a certified
teacher of TriYoga and Kripalu Yoga and a yoga
teacher on the Island for 10 years, will teach TriYoga
Basics at 10:30 a.m. and a mixed-level class that in-
cludes meditation instruction at 6 p.m.
Roxanne Dinkin, one of three Islanders to recently
graduate from Feldman's six-month TriYoga Basics
internship program, will instruct with Feldman.
The cost for the six-week class is $72 per person.
Pre-registration is required. For more information or to
sign up, call 921-0074.


I a aU .Uw.osmeme
Just listed for sale to high bidder
Jeff and Ilona Kenrick of Marina Pointe Realty in
Anna Maria give proportion to their "dollhouse, "
which is a prized possession displayed at their office.
A new, yet-to-be-completed model, custom-built by
the Kenrick's premier miniature home builder, will
be featured at the Affaire auction May 4. Islander
Photo: Bonner Joy

'Awesome' packages
set for Affaire auction
Packages to be auctioned at the Affaire to Remem-
ber are "awesome," said a spokesperson for the spon-
soring Anna Maria Island Community Center.
Baseball is big at the Affaire this year for the
fundraiser on May 4, noted Sandee Pruett. The Time
Warner box suite at a Devil Rays game complete with a
stretch limo is on the block, and a chance to become a
Pittsburgh Pirates bat boy and four tickets to the 2003
spring training season.
Other sports are not neglected: A three-day stay in
a Longboat Key Club Gulffront condo includes a round
of golf for four. And a swim with the manatees in Crys-
tal River and a Scrambler kayak shouldn't be missed.
The Affaire will be at St. Bernard Catholic Church,
with a champagne reception, dinner, auctions silent and
live, a drawing for $5,000, and more to round out the pro-
gram.
Proceeds go to the Center, and Pruett noted that last
year's Affaire raised more than $200,000.
Further information may be obtained by calling
778-1908.

Flamingos stay, even get better
The Flamingos won 3-1, and they'll stay as outside
decorations at Haley's Motel.
They've survived five years of Island weather and
the threat of banishment, and now are likely to be up-
dated and improved.
Sabine Musil-Buehaer, who with husband Tom
bought the old motel six weeks ago and is renovating
it, thought the tired and fading plastic and wood flamin-
gos didn't add much to the d6cor and would have to go.
Oh no, said motel guests and some Islanders,
they're become part of the scenery at the motel at 8102
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. All right, said the new
owners, let's see about it.
They asked for written opinions, expecting a few.
They got more than 100. Keep the flamingos, said 75
voters. Toss 'em, said 24. Four were undecided.
So flamingos stay. Not necessarily all of the ones
there now, but an equal number of new ones.
Not only that, but the responders' names were put
into a pool in a drawing for a free night at Haley's. The
winner is Joyce Johnson of Bradenton.

'Campaign 2002' is topic at
Democrats' meeting
"Campaign 2002: Issues and Candidates" will be
discussed at a meeting of the Anna Maria Island Demo-
cratic Club at noon Monday, April 15, at the Beach
House Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach.
Leading the discussion will be Sasha Taurke and
Vicki Waters, members of the Manatee County Demo-
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The meeting will be a Dutch-treat luncheon open
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Aquarian Quest water fest
Sunday on City Island
Music, environmental displays, food and things
tied to water will be on hand at the Second Annual
Aquarian Quest Water Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, April 14, at the Sarasota Sailing Squadron,
1717 Ken Thompson Parkway on City Island, Sarasota.
The festival will be held at the waters' edge on the
squadron grounds. There will be an exhibition area
with many groups working on water related issues rep-
resented, including Mote Marine Laboratory, Florida
Marine Research Institute, Sarasota County Environ-
mental Services, Sarasota Bay National Estuary Pro-
gram and others.
Historic Spanish Point Museum will have its full-
sized replica of an 1890s sailing sharpie there, and there
will be a butterfly house and native plants exhibit.
In the entertainment area, family entertainment will
'be presented by Mindy Simmons, Bob Killian, Aunt
Mary Sunshine, Thread, Puppetrix, Rob Satori, Callie
Chappel and others.
A special kids area will have arts and crafts and
hands-on activities. Food and beverages will be avail-
able for purchase.
Further information is available at 941/586-3223.

Shell club to meet
The Sarasota Shell Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thurs-
day, April 11, at the Education Center of Mote Marine
Laboratory on City Island off the south ramp of the
New Pass Bridge. Details are available at 739-0908.


Volunteers for Roser's Bible
school needed
Volunteers are being sought to help with young-
sters at Roser Memorial Community Church vacation
Bible school, titled "Bug Safari."
The Bible school will be from 9 a.m. until noon
from June 10 to 14 for youngsters age 4 through fifth-
grade. Older youths are needed as helpers, said the
church, and volunteers are needed to make props and
decorations before Bible school begins, as well as
teachers and helpers in the classes.
Further information may be obtained from Molly
Parks at 778-0414.


Power squadron schedules
'Boat Smart' safety class
The Anna Maria Island Power Squadron will teach
a "Boat Smart" course on safety for power and sail-
boats from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 13.
The course will be at 1200 71st St. N.W.,
Bradenton. It will cover safety, state laws, weather,
boat handling, signals and types of boats. The $20 fee
covers course materials and lunch. Details may be ob-
tained at 778-8408.

'Shining Star' nominations
are open on Longboat
Nominations for the "Shining Star" award for out-
standing service by an employee in the hospitality in-
dustry are being sought by the Longboat Key Chamber
of Commerce.
Forms for nominations are available at the cham-
ber office, 6854 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Results will be
announced at a special Tourism Week ceremony May
8. Details may be obtained at 387-9519.

Reception tonight
A reception for the opening of an exhibit of pho-
tographs by Austrian-born Werner Branz will be from
6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, at the Longboat Gal-
lery, 6824 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.

Islander named to board
John Monetti, Holmes Beach resident and general
manager of the Columbia restaurant, has been elected
to the board of directors of the Sarasota Ch.ipt,-r,
Florida Restaurant Association.
He has run the Columbia on St. Armands Circle for
eight years and lived on Anna Maria Island for seven.
Before coming here his career took him to many points
around the country, but "I'll stay on the Island and raise
my family here."'
He is chairman of the Island Middle School board
of directors.


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Wood-turning artist Lincoln Seitzman takes a
break from chatting up guests at the opening
reception for his wood sculptures at L'Attitude
Gallery, 9908 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Work by
Dennis Elliott and local artist David Levin is also
featured at the gallery with Seitzman through
April 12. Islander Photo: Andrea Dennis

AMI Chamber accepting
Shining Star nominations
Do you know someone in the hospitality industry
in our area who strives to provide exceptional service?
Someone who has made your experience in doing busi-
ness with them more pleasant? Made your stay in the
area more enjoyable?
If so, you have a chance to recognize their efforts
with a nomination for the Anna Maria Island Chamber
of Commerce Shining Star Award. The service award,
intended to encourage the attitude and activities that
support and further the reputation for service excel-
lence that Island visitors enjoy, is one of the chambers
highest honors.
To be eligible for the award, nominees must be
employed in a non-management position in the hospi-
tality industry, nominated by a member of manage-
ment, another employee, or by a visitor, and truly rep-
resent outstanding service.
Nominations will be accepted until Wednesday,
May 1, and the chamber's tourism committee will then
draw a winner from the ballots. The award and its 2002
winner will be presented at a reception at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, May 8, at the Crosley Museum, 8374 N.
Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, to mark National Tourism
Week.
Nomination forms can be picked up at the cham-
ber, 5337 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. For more infor-
mation, call the chamber at 778-1541.


Island Branch Library's
schedule for April
Three exhibits will be on display during April at
the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach.
Watercolors by Dee Engler, watercolors and acryl-
ics by Carl Voyles and pictures of elephants by Linda
O'Connor-Levy will be there.
Other events at the library:
Monday, April 15, 22 and 29, Internet class for
beginners 8:30 to 10 a.m. (registration necessary at
778-6341).
Tuesday, April 16, 23 and 30, veterans service
officer will interview clients from 1 to 4 p.m. (appoint-
ment necessary, 749-3030).
Wednesday, April 10. 17 and 24, Family
Storytime at 7 p.m.
Saturday. April 13, origami class, 10:30 a.m.
The library opens at 10 a.m. daily except Sunday,
closing at 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday. 6 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday. 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
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Beautification awards due from garden club


The top award for beautification in 2002 on the
Island goes to Mary McGoran of the Sandpiper Mobile
Park, the sponsoring Island Garden Club announced.
The club annually makes awards in each of the
Anna Maria Island cities for beautification of indi-
vidual properties, said the club's Jean Taylor. Awards
will be presented at a meeting at 7 p.m. April 18 at the
Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach.
The winners in Holmes Beach are Terry and
Maureen Aldrich of 5800 Flotilla Drive, and in Anna
Maria Jack Elka at 232 Gladiolus St.
The McGoran prizewinner is at her mobile home
on a large lot near the entrance to the Sandpiper, 2601
Gulf Drive, in Bradenton Beach. It is landscaped in
orange and palm trees, bougainvillea, petunias, gerani-
ums, night-blooming jasmine, gardenias and other
plants, as well as figurines and decorative elements.
She started the beautification project a year ago,
said McGoran "I'm a Canadian and planting here is
irresistible, things grow so wonderfully fast."
At the Aldrich home in Holmes Beach, the property
is bordered on two sides by hedges of oleanders, and the
plantings in the yard feature drought-tolerant plants.
Elka added the gardening prize to his long list of
photography honors with his 10-year project that fea-
tures a bridge over a small pond and many orchids.
In addition to individual awards, the club will rec-
ognize two "traffic islands" adopted by Islanders. Rex


Mary McGoran took top honors in the Island Garden Club's beautification contest. Islander Photos: J.L. Robertson


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Town hall meeting is complaint session


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
There's an old saying that if you "give somebody
an inch, they'll take a mile." In Anna Maria, the say-
ing.might be "Give somebody a forum and they'll find
something to complain about."
And the old-fashioned town hall meeting April 3
Seemed to be as good a forum as any other public meet-
ing in the city to air complaints and grievances.
With the broad-subject of "General Public Issues"
followed by a discussion of rights of way on the
agenda, it didn't take long for Anna Maria residents to
exercise their constitutional right to complain.

Manatee trolley
First up, several residents said they are upset that
Sthe trolley is stopping to pickup and discharge passen-
gers everywhere, creating a traffic backup. Randall
Stover said this is a "detriment to traffic," and he didn't
think the intent was to make Anna Maria a "tourist
trap."
Stover said he understood that the driver could stop
anywhere, not just at the designated stop sign.
Shirley O'Day said traffic is backing up on the road
whenever the trolley makes a stop.
Rick DeFrank and Carol Anne Magill said they
want the city to do something about this immediately.

Graffiti
Resident Steve Tyree said he's having a problem
with his neighbor spray-painting a common wall in
"hot pink" paint. He did not know where to turn as the
Manatee County Sheriff's Office has said it's a civil
matter, while his attorney says "no, it isn't."
"I don't know where to go now," said Tyree. He
said a description of graffiti is not spelled out in the
code.

Rights of way
DeFrank said the city needs to enforce current
codes, not make exceptions. He wondered what was the
point of breaking into groups to discuss questions con-
cerning the codes on' rights of way.
,Magill said she thought one of Mayor SueLynn's
campaign promises-was to enforce the code. "Are you


putting that on hold?" with this public meeting.
Not so, said SueLynn. The meeting is to "get pub-
lic input. There is a lot of feeling on this."
City Commissioner John Michaels said the rights-
of-way issue has been "nagging" since a previous di-
rector of public works declined to act on code enforce-
ment. "Somewhere we have to draw the line," said
Michaels.
On the surface, it's a simple issue. Some people
have allowed vegetation to encroach on rights of way
in front of their homes. The reason: to keep people
from parking there, said Dale Woodland.
But it's not a new issue, just a very emotional one,
he said. The city's been dealing with parking problems
for 30 years and he'd like to see the present commis-
sion come up with a long-term parking plan.
Magill said she had been told years ago that she
couldn't plant anything on the right of way in front of
her house, but everybody has been putting up trees to
prevent parking.
"That's the crux and we are back to the parking
issue," said Michaels.
Shirley O'Day said if the code says the city can
remove a tree in the right of way, "I say, remove it."
DeFrank argued that the drainage problem was tied
to the right-of-way issue and parking.
Ron Altman and his wife were concerned about
swales and drainage and uncontrolled growth and
called for a long-term plan for the city.
Stover asked about the plan for the future. "How


many people should be able to come here?" There can't
be endless parking, he said, and after parking is maxed
out, people should be sent somewhere else.
By now, the issue of rights of way had become
clouded with the parking issue and drainage, who gets
to come to Anna Maria and who shouldn't, and so
forth.
Everyone seemed to have a problem and everyone
who spoke had the answer to everyone else's problem.
But this was the first town meeting for SueLynn
and the city, and she admitted this was really to "gather
information" about problems.
And that led her to the Imagine Manatee visioning
process the county will begin in the near future.
SueLynn would like to have an Anna Maria vision.
"We need our own visioning process and I'll start
that as soon as possible," she said.
She asked the public to bring more people to the
town hall meetings on visioning because "we need-lots
of people for visioning to work."
The visioning process essentially asks city resi-
dents what they want or 'see' as the future of Anna
Maria.
The next town hall meeting where Anna Maria
residents again get a chance to voice their complaints
should be within the next three months, SueLynn said.
But residents don't have to wait for a town hall
meeting to voice a complaint. There will be a city com-
mission workshop at 7 p.m. April 10, where the Anna
Maria public can again air grievances.

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Holmes Beach code allows two houses on single lot


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Members of the Holmes Beach Planning Commis-
sion got a jolt at their April 4 meeting when they
learned that under certain conditions, property owners


can build two separate houses on a single lot.
The revelation was made by Assistant Superinten-
dent of Public Works Bill Saunders during a commis-
sion review of a draft ordinance to amend the defini-
tion of subdivision to allow an additional division of


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Saunders said that if a property owner has a mini-
mum 15,020 square feet on a lot in a zoned R-l dis-
trict, he/she can build two separate single-family
homes on that lot, as long as setbacks and space re-
quirements are met.
Planning commission member Dolly Young was
stunned. "I've lived here 28 and a half years and I've
never heard of such a thing," she said.
Even commission chairperson Sue Normand ques-
tioned the allowance, but Saunders found that section
in the city code and read it for the members.
Saunders admitted he didn't know of any location
in the city where two houses had been built on a single
parcel, but suggested that "If you drive around" you
might find such a parcel.
After learning that it's possible to build two
houses on a single lot, the idea of dividing and sub-
dividing a single lot did not sit well with commission
member Sylvia Harris. "It's too confusing. I'don't
think it's in compliance with the comprehensive plan."
Young agreed, saying she was not in favor of pro-
ceeding with allowing additional division of sub-divi-
sions platted prior to 1989.
The commission unanimously approved a motion
rejecting the proposed ordinance. Normand will
present the recommendations in her regular report to
the city commission.
In other matters, the planning commission heard
an initial request by Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Fernandez
to split property located at 3906 55th St. into two
buildable lots. The property is zoned R-2 and would
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Massive cleanup on Island April 20


The annual cleanup of Anna Maria Island and
Palma Sola Causeway is scheduled for Saturday morn-
ing, April 20, and volunteers should get to the check-
in centers by 9 a.m.
That includes workers in the Adopt-A-Highway,
Adopt-A-Road and Adopt-A-Shore groups, of which
there are many on the Island, said Ingrid McClellan of
the organizing Keep Manatee Beautiful.
The event is part of the annual Great America
Cleanup, and includes all of Manatee County on that day.
Check-in centers are:
Anna Maria at City Hall.
Holmes Beach, Kingfish Boat Ramp.
Bradenton Beach, Beach House Restaurant park-
ing lot.
Palma Sola Causeway, north pavilions.
Participants in the adoption programs should
gather at their sites at 9 a.m. The groups and their
adoptees:
Anna Maria Community Center, Gulf shoreline


Preserve bill whittled to

two more payments
The Florida Institute for Saltwater Fishing will
make its 2002 payment of $63,000 for the FISH Pre-
serve on April 3, leaving just two more equal annual
payments for the Cortez property.
Karen Bell, treasurer of FISH, said she would mail
the payment to Louise Schewe, who inherited the prop-
erty from her husband and sold it to FISH for a bargain-
basement price.
For $250,000, the historic fishing village has a 95-
acre buffer against developers at its east side. The tract
borders Cortez Road and Sarasota Bay, 72 acres of it
wetlands and 23 acres prime developable uplands.
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to Coconut Avenue; elementary school cafeteria, bay
shore from Anna Maria City Pier to Magnolia;
Children's Haven and Adult Community Center, bay
shore from Bean Point to Rod & Reel Pier; Woodland's
Quality Pool Care, bay shore from the Rod & Reel to
Anna Maria City Pier.
Holmes Beach Island Middle School, Gulf
shoreline from White Avenue to 68th Street; elemen-
tary school and Cub Scout Pack 7, Gulf shore from
68th Street to 42nd Street; Just for Girls, Gulf shore
from 42nd Street to 29th Street; Bradenton Treatment
Community, Gulf shore from 29th Street to 17th Street;
Southeast High School Seminole Pride, Kingfish Boat
Ramp and Holmes Boulevard from 75th Street to Gulf
Drive; West Bradenton Rotary Club, S.R. 64 from
Perico Bay Club to Gulf Drive; Anna Maria Island
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interlocal agreements in force with other govern-
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currently studying a 10th interlocal agreement,
this one brought by Manatee County and the cit-
ies of Bradenton and Palmetto, an "Accord" con-
cerning future growth and development in both
the county and the incorporated cities of the
county.
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boat ramp to Leffis Key; E.A.R.T.H. club of Manatee
Community College, Leffis Key shoreline; Zonta Club
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Bridge; American Businesswomen's Association, Gulf
Drive to Longboat Pass Bridge.
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PAGE 164 'APRIL 10, 2002 ITHE ISLANDER


Historical society volutneers: From the beginning
By Andrea Dennis
Islander Reporter
Women shape the history of Anna Maria Island.
Elizabeth Moss first visited in 1921 when her fam- .
ily visited from Polk County, and she moved here per- '
manently to teach at Anna Maria School in 1952. Paula -. ...'. .
Tripp, though Florida born, came from Washington, '
D.C., in 1950 with her husband and bought the hotel
that's now known as the Sandpiper.
So, when all the pictures, newspapers and other ,- I l r." '.
reminiscent items came pouring in at the debut of the
Anna Maria Historical Society 11 years ago in Novem-
ber 1990, it was only natural that Moss and Tripp were
there to help get things started.
"We started putting things together," said Tripp.
"We had a great collection of newspapers that were
given to us. The committee went through the papers for 7
days."
"And, we didn't have a few. We had stacks and .
stacks and stacks," said Moss.
Though the upkeep and organization of the society
continued after the official opening and is still a never- .
ending effort of the group to this day, both ladies took .'
on their own projects throughout the years. '
Moss, for example, started biographical accounts -
of people who made a difference on the Island. "I ... -
worked on that intensely for a while," she said. -- t
Tripp, on the other hand, has focused on the houses _
of the Island, creating a book to highlight some of the .7. -
historical aspects. '
It hasn't all been work for these volunteers, though.
Each has a favorite memory with the Society. .
For Moss, it's been the Society's plays. Written by ,. '
Carloyne Norwood, society founder, and based on the
history of the Island, Moss starred in the first produc-
tion when they "put on five acts."
Moss also particularly enjoys the interaction she
has with the people who visit the Island. "You renew
old acquaintances," she said, referring in part to the Past, present and future
students she taught at Anna Maria School. Charter members of the Anna Maria Historical Society, Elizabeth Moss, left, and Paula Tripp, right, stand
PLEASE SEE HISTORICAL, NEXT PAGE outside the Society's museum with corresponding secretary and 'newcomer' Betsy Atkinson. Islander Photo.
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Tripp is no different. She, too, has memories and
favorite aspects of her time as a Society volunteer.
Most notably, she mentioned the 1994 Island Centen-
nial Celebration when the Society conducted a 12-stop
trolley tour. Each stop, including the Bean and Roser
cottages, brought a little glimpse into the history of that
particular location.
She also enjoys the fruits of her labor, as she
helped to establish the initial filing system that makes
life at the Society easier. "I thoroughly enjoy being
able to look things up and find them," Tripp said.
Time has brought changes for both Moss and
Tripp and the time they now spend at the Society.
Tripp comes in only on Saturdays or when she's in-
volved in a particular project.
Moss is on call. "When they don't have anybody,
they just call me up and I come in," she said.
And, oh yeah, she also continues to bake "Early
Settler's Bread" weekly to help raise money for the
organization's expenses, various funds and savings.
She knows her work for the sale is recognizable, as
well.
"Each time I bring them in, my loaves are differ-
ent sizes and shapes," Moss said.
With the bulk of their work for the society behind
them, Moss and Tripp are happy to see new volunteers,
who are always welcome, join in the fun.
One such newcomer is society corresponding sec-
retary Betsy Atkinson who, according to Tripp, has
"hopped in the middle" of things and taken responsi-
bility.
Moss agrees, saying Atkinson is "just a good vol-
unteer."
Now, it's time for Atkinson and all the other
newer historical society volunteers to make strides and
memories of their own in the organization. We'll
check back in another 11 years to see how things are
going.
For more information on the Anna Maria Histori-
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By Andrea Dennis
Islander Reporter
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is one of them.
As one of the three founding members of Perform-
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town Bradenton performing arts center.
"The people of Manatee County deserve a per-
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How? His motto is "Anything to get this thing go-
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Anything is right. Stanley made a commitment to
"stroll and troll" throughout Manatee County to raise
the funds needed to reach the PAD goal. His adventure
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walk. This first leg took Stanley from Longboat Key to
Anna Maria. Next, Stanley walked Manatee Avenue
from Palma Sola to Interstate 75, and last he took 14th
Street from downtown Bradenton to the Sarasota
County line.
Before the walk, he said, "If, in this time, the nec-
essary $10,000 goal for PAD's feasibility study is not
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
March 1, criminal mischief, 800 block South Bay
Boulevard. The complainant reported someone broke
off the mirror on the side of his van.
March 3, information, reptile bite, 800 block North
Shore Drive. The complainant said that while he was
walking on the beach access next to his house a three-
foot-long sand-colored lizard jumped up and bit his
hand, "lacerating his first three fingers and leaving
puncture marks on his thumb, last finger and just past
the knuckle of his middle finger," according to the re-
port. He received stitches. The complainant said he
contacted a veterinarian, who believed the lizard may
be a Savannah monitor. The deputy contacted Sarasota
Jungle Gardens, and the reptile curator there said he
believed it may have been some type of monitor lizard
and advised it be trapped.
March 4, vehicle order of protection, 100 block
Hammock Road. The complainant said she received a
phone call from her estranged husband who said she
should "check the Jeep," according to the report. She
discovered the vehicle missing and called deputies. The
complainant later said her husband called back and said
he had the vehicle towed and would return it.

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March 1, stolen bicycle, city pier. The complain-
ant said someone had taken his bicycle.
March 1, assist, Coquina Beach. Officers were
contacted by a man who said he had lost his duffel bag
on the beach. Officers located the bag and returned it.
March 2, burglary of vehicle, Coquina Beach. The
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dow of her van and took her purse, containing $250,
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very near the seawall edge. The
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Obituaries


Jane E.
Dageforde
Jane E. Dageforde,
45, of Bradenton and for-




r Turtles bar and grill, which
was located in Holmes
Dageforde Beach, and the Boiler Room
in Bradenton.
Arrangements are pending. Griffith-Cline Funeral
Home, Cortez Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
For information, call the chapel at 748-1011.

James. C. 'Jim' Helvie
James C. "Jim" Helvie, 64, of Longboat Key, died
April 6.
Born in Peru, Ind., Mr. Helvie came to Manatee
County from St. Louis, Mo., in 1990. He was a real es-
tate broker. He also worked for Cummins Engine Co. in
Columbus, Ind., and for General Motors/Delco Elec-
tronic in Kokomo, Ind. He served in the U.S. Air Force.
He was a member of the Great Outdoors Conservancy,
Kiwanis of Anna Maria, American Legion and Elks. He
was Catholic.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, April 22,
at Cafe on the Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Great Outdoors
Conservancy, 4900 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton FL
34209, or Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranches Inc., 751 Rye
Wilderness Road, Bradenton FL 34212.
He is survived by special friends Sandy Haas-Mar-
tens of Holmes Beach and Dee Percifield of Bradenton;
and daughters Ambre Riehl and Sable of Chesterfield,
Mo., Lana and Laura Jerrell of Huntington, Ind., and
Kirstin of Indianapolis.
Jeanette S. Peikert
Jeanette S. Peikert, 91, of Bradenton and formerly
of Holmes Beach, died April 4.


Born in Milford Township, Iowa, Mrs. Peikert
came to Manatee County from State College, Pa., as an
annual winter visitor in 1975 and became a full-time
resident in 1989. She was a homemaker and worked as
an elementary school teacher and substitute. She was
a volunteer at Anna Maria Elementary School for more
than 20 years. She was a volunteer at Roser Guild
Thrift Shop, Anna Maria, and a member of the garden
club on the Island. She was a member of PEO Organi-
zation Chapter CC in Bradenton. She was a member of
Roser Memorial Community Church, the Roser Me-
morial Guild, and the Naomi Circle. She also served as
a Stephan Minister at the church, and formerly attended
St. Paul's Methodist Church in State College.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April
12, at Roser Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City.
Special services will be held in State College at a later
date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Frank
W. and Jeanette S. Peikert Scholarship in Agricultural
Engineering, Penn State University, 1 Old Main, Uni-
versity Park PA 16802. Shannon Funeral Home is in
charge of arrangements.
She is survived by daughter Alice Kuhl of
Bradenton and Cincinnati, Ohio, and son Frank of
Newport Beach, Calif.

Roy Pennington
Roy Pennington, 92, of Bradenton, died April 5.


Born in Echols County, Ga., Mr. Pennington came
to Manatee County from Jasper in 1932. He was retired
service manager for Southern Gas Co. in Manatee and
Sarasota counties. He was a member of Island Baptist
Church.
Visitation was Monday and services Tuesday at the
church. Brown and Sons Funeral Home was in charge
of arrangements.
He is survived by sons Don of Brandon and Greg
of Bradenton; five grandchildren; and eight great-
grandchildren.

Helen Dabney Sullivan
Helen Dabney Sullivan, 82, of Anna Maria, died
April 5.
Born in Pembroke, Mrs. Sullivan came to Mana-
tee County from Fort Lonesome 30 years ago. She was
a school teacher. She was Episcopalian.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice
of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL
34238. Ellenton Funeral Home was in charge of ar-
rangements.
She is survived by sons Douglas Dowling of Anna
Maria and James Dowling of Raleigh, N.C.; daughter
Elizabeth Jane Jones of St. Charles, Mo.; sister Polly
Conner of Bartow; six grandchildren; and three great-
grandchildren.

Opera scholarship
Ethel M. Doughty, left, of Anna
Maria is with other stars of the
opera in the area: Victor De
Sk Renzi, honored on his 20th
anniversary as artistic director of
the Sarasota Opera, and Joshua
SBenaim, baritone who won the
top award at the Helen Jepson
awards luncheon. The ceremony
was at El Conquistador Country
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Top fundraisers
Island Middle School students who
have earned at least $100 in
pledges for the upcoming walk-a-
thon Saturday, April 13, pose with
an in-kind candy donation from
Walgreens and the large-scale
thermometer that shows the
progress made to date in the
school's fundraiser. All IMS
students are working toward
individual goals of $240 in
pledges, and business sponsor-
ships are still being accepted for
this community event that prom-
ises food, fun, and now, a raffle
for donated prizes. Call the school
at 778-5200 to contribute or
participate. Sign up is at the
school at 8 a.m. Islander Photo:
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seven days a week, 6 a.m.
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.

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(City of Bradenton Beach)
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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. E10
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 E8
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 D2
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(City of Ann Maria)
40. Pine Ave. North Bay Blvd./Pier D2
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 Dr. at 58th St.
52. Martinique Apartments D7
53. SS Plaza, Chamber of Commerce,
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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)
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Caught in the WAVE
Anna Maria Elementary School students recognized for civic achievements April 5 at the We Are Very Excep-
tional "WAVE" awards include Sarah Balducci, Francis Bergeron, Lee Bergeron, Stephen Cline, Jenna
Duvall, Nathaniel Ellsworth, Heath English, Zack Evans, Gabby Fenton, Andrew Fortenberry, Haleigh Ker,
Liz M2tney, Chandler McClung, Dylan Mullen, Margaret Sawyer, Molly Slickers, Kristi Wickersham and
Blake-Wilson, Sarah. Howard and Cody.Woten were both presented with. two WAVE awards for performing
more than one civic achievement during the week. Award-winners not pictured are Kyle Parsons and Forrest
Schield. Recipients of the WAVE award receive a coupon for a free serving of ice cream at Mama Lo's in
Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Andrea Dennis


From round-up
to recess
Anna Maria Elementary
School's kindergarten pre-
registration round-up is set
for Thursday, April 11, for
those children who will be
5 years of age on or before
September 2002 and plan
to attend AME in the fall.
The immunization van will
be at the school from 8:30
a.m. to 6p.m., offering free
routine childhood immuni-
zations and an assessment
of current medical records.
Several documents, immu-
nizations and exams are
mandatory for registration.
Call AME, 708-5525, for
more information.


AME minimal teaches

priceless lessons
The pricing structure may have been a little off
with candy at $2 per item and a brownie for $15, but
the lessons learned through Anna Maria Elementary
School's minimal last week are right on the money.
All fifth-grade and Joan Sackett's fourth-grade
class at the school held the shopping event as a way
to learn how to run a business. With the "money"
students earned in class, they leased space, kept in-
ventory, sold items that were either made by hand or
brought from home, and even made change when
necessary.
Everything from jewelry to tissue-paper flowers and
Pokemon cards to sports team hats were "for sale"
to anyone in the school utilizing a coupon-type sys-
tem.
The students weren't the only ones to enjoy the
minimal, however. "They come up with some really
great stuff out there," said Candi Shields, AME sec-
retary, who proudly showed off an AME bookmark
she bought.


Friends, food, flowers
Hannah Moses, left, Nash Thompson, center, and
Dana Slowey, left, all 10, stand by their booth at the
school minimal. Moses and Slowey made the tissue-
paper flowers and Thompson made the brownies.


Friday fun day at IMS
Jeanne Shell, Island Middle School director, dons her
favorite team shirt for Friday fun day at IMS, a Mana-
tee High School football jersey. Shell said it's her
favorite because her grandson was a defensive team
captain last season. Every Friday will bring a new fun
day theme, and students and faculty alike are invited to
join in the fun. Islander Photo: Andrea Dennis

Anna Maria Elementary

School menu
Monday, April '5
Breakfast: Cinnamon Toast, Yogurt; Cereal
Lunch: BBQ Beef Sandwich or Tuna Sandwich,
Sweet Buttered Corn, Orange Juice Bar..
Tuesday, April f16
Breakfast: Scrambled Egg with Toast, Yogurt,
Cereal'
Lunch: Macaroni and Cheese with Ham and Roll or
Yogurt with Blueberry Muffin Square, Peas and
Carrots, Chilled Peaches
Wednesday, April 17
Breakfast: Waffle with Syrup, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Hamburger on Bun with Condiments or
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, Tossed Salad with
Ranch Dressing, Fresh Apple
Thursday, April 18
Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Baked Chicken with Roll or Breaded Pork
with Roll, Green Beans, Mixed Fruit
Friday, April 19
Breakfast: Breakfast Muffin Square, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Cheese Pizza or Junior Cuban Sandwich,
Tossed Salad-with Ranch Dressing, Applesauce with
Raisins
Juice and milk are served with every meal.


Island Middle School menu
Monday, April 15
Breakfast: Pancakes with Syrup, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Burrito and Salsa or Baked Chicken, Chef
Salad with Dressing, Steamed Rice, Tossed Salad
with Italian Dressing, Assorted Fresh and Canned
Fruit
Tuesday, April 16
Breakfast: Cheese Toast, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza or Corndog and Condi-
ments, Chef Salad with Dressing, Fresh Broccoli and
Cauliflower, Assorted Fresh and Canned Fruit
Wednesday, April 17
Breakfast: Waffles with Syrup, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Hoagie Sandwich and Condiments or Grilled
Chicken Pattie on Bun, Chef Salad with Dressing,
Fries, Assorted Fresh and Canned Fruit
Thursday, April 18
Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs and Grits, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Chicken and Rice or Hamburger and Condi-
ments, Chef Salad with Dressing, Seasoned Green
Beans, Assorted Fresh and Canned Fruit
Friday, April 19
Breakfast: Cinnamon Toast, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Cheese Pizza or Fish Sandwich and Chips,
Chef Salad with Dressing, Mixed Vegetables,
Assorted Fresh and Canned Fruit
Juice and milk are served with every meal.


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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 Road, Palmetto.
Information: 761-1599 or 795-8753.
1 to 3 p.m. Art demonstration by mixed-
media artist Ginny Eitman at the Artists Guild
Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Infor-
mation: 778-7923.
6 to 9 p.m. Opening reception for photog-
rapher Werner Branz at the Longboat Gallery,
6824 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.
7 p.m. Family storytime at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 778-6341.
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
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Holmes Beach. Information: 758-9271.
Noon Anna Maria Island Rotary Club meet-
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Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
7p.m. Sarasota Shell Club meeting at Mote
Marine Education Center, 1600 Ken Thompson
Parkway, Sarasota. Information: 739-0908.
8 p.m. Riverfront Theatre presents "Cotton
Patch Gospel" at the First United Methodist
Church, 603 11th St. W., Bradenton. Information:
748-5875. Fee applies.

Friday, April 12
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.
8p.m. Riverfront Theatre presents "Cotton
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Bradenton. Information: 922-2101.
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Anna Maria Island Power
Squadron Boat Smart Safety Course at 1200 71st
St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 778-8408. Fee
applies.
8:30 a.m. Island Middle School "Walk-the-
Island" fundraising event from the school at Gulf
Drive and 85th Street to the Coquina Beach pavil-
ion. Information: 778-5200.
9 a.m. "Everything's Coming Up Roses"
open house at Orban's Nursery, 9601 9th Ave.
N.W., Bradenton. Information: 761-2866.
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hurricane Preparedness
and Safety Expo at the Manatee Convention Cen-
ter, One Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Information: 749-
3070 ext. 6837.
10 a.m. FISH Preserve clean up beginning
at 119th St. W., Cortez. Information: 794-1249.
10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Heritage Festival
Bottle Boat Regatta on the bayside of Coquina
Park. Information: 747-1998.
10:30 a.m. Origami class at the Island
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Beach. Information: 778-6341.
1 1 a.m. to 6 p.m. "All Women Show" opens
at L'Attitude Gallery, 9908 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
Information: 779-1600.
8 p.m. Riverfront Theatre presents "Cotton
Patch Gospel" at the First United Methodist
Church, 603 11th St. W., Bradenton. Information:
748-5875. Fee applies.

Sunday, April 14
10 a.m. FISH Preserve clean up beginning
at 119th St. W., Cortez. Information: 794-1249.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aquarian Quest Water
Festival at the Sarasota Sailing Squadron, 1717
Ken Thompson Parkway on City Island, Sarasota.
Information: 586-3223.
2p.m. Riverfront Theatre presents "Cotton
Patch Gospel" at the First United Methodist
Church, 603 11th St. W., Bradenton. Information:
748-5875. Fee applies.
2p.m. North American Butterfly Association
meeting at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 6311 3rd
Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 758-5740 or
792-4652.

Monday, April 15
8:30 to 10 a.m. Beginning internet class at
the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Registration: 778-6341.
10:30 a.m. to noon German language class
with Bettina Sego at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
12:30p.m. Beth Israel Women meeting with
speaker Paul Zitowitz presenting "Dispelling the
Myths of Aging" at Temple Beth Israel, 567 Bay
Isles Road, Longboat Key. Information: 383-3428.
4 p.m. Anna Maria Island Historical Society


Audubon season-closing
The Manatee County Chapter of the
Audubon Society has four events scheduled in
April to close its winter season schedule, all of
them open to non-members as well as members.
On Saturday, April 13, a field trip to study
the spring migration of birds is planned at Fort
DeSoto Park.
Those attending are to depart at 7 a.m. from
the downtown Bradenton post office at 824
Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.
The chapter will meet at 6:30 p.m. April 18


meeting with guest speaker Mary Fulford Green at
the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 778-4018.
7 p.m. Gary Kirkpatrick presents "Micro-
scopes to Satellites: The Hunt for Red Tide" at
Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson
Parkway, Sarasota. Information: 388-4441. Fee
applies.
7p.m. -Anna Maria Elementary School con-
struction meeting update with Architect Ernie
Dreher at the Island school, 4700 Gulf Drive,
Homes Beach. Information: 708-5525.

Tuesday, April 16
8p.m. Riverfront Theatre presents "Cotton
Patch Gospel" at the First United Methodist
Church, 603 11th St. W., Bradenton. Information:
748-5875. Fee applies.

Wednesday, April 17
6.to 7:30 p.m. Parent Support Group facili-
tated by Shirley Romberger at the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies for
babysitting service.
7 p.m. Family storytime at the Island


schedule is announced
at the First Presbyterian Church, 102 Manatee
Ave. W.,Bradenton, with a potluck dinner fol-
lowed by discussion of members' interests.
A field trip to Honeymoon State Park is
planned for April 20, departure from the down-
town Bradenton post office at 7 a.m.
Anna Maria Island and the Palma Sola area
are on the chapter's agenda for a field trip April
27, with visitors leaving from the downtown
Bradenton post office at 7 a.m. and Island par-
ticipants picking up the group as it arrives.


Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 778-6341.
7 to 8:30 p.m. Adult volleyball at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.


Coming up:
Island Garden Club beautification awards
ceremony at the Church of the Annunciation April
18.
"Protect Our Home" Earth Day celebration at
Mote Marine Laboratory April 19-21.
Keep Manatee Beautiful Great American
Cleanup countywide April 20.
Holmes Beach Civic Association presenta-
tion on city finances at the Island Branch Library
April 20.
Anna Maria Day at the Ballpark Devil Ray's
game at Tropicana Field April 20.
Anna Maria Island Community Orchestra &
Chorus spring concert finale at Island Baptist
Church April 21.
Tree planting and native prayer Earth Day
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Thomas, U10 Magic make Region C final four


By Kevin Cassidy
Special to The Islander
Stephen Thomas and his U10 Manatee Magic boys
traveling soccer team dropped a 6-1 decision in the
semi-finals of the Region C Cup March 22 in Temple
Terrace.
The Magic had high hopes of advancing to the fi-
nals, but they were hampered by the loss of forward
Kevin Harvey, one of the team's leading scorers.
The tough loss doesn't diminish the successful sea-
son Thomas and his teammates had though. The U10
Magic went through its regular season with a 12-0-1
record and won the Winter Futball Classic in January.
Region C Cup had them competing with 30 teams
for a chance to advance to Temple Terrace and a spot
in the final four where they finished third.
Thomas, a mulitfaceted athlete also plays baseball,
basketball, and recently won the 50-yard dash, the long
jump, and did the most pull ups in the fourth-grade
track meet held at Anna Maria Elementary School.

Kiwanis, Air & Energy win two
Kiwanis and Air & Energy swept their two Little
League games last week with differing results. Air &
Energy's two wins give them a commanding lead over
Quality Builders in both Island and interleague play.
A&E now boasts a 3-1 record on the Island and 6-
1 in interleague play. Kiwanis' 7-6 win over WMFD
gave them both identical 3-3 records in head-to-head
competition. Kiwanis now has a 4-4 interleague record
while WMFD falls to 4-4.
Friday night interleague action saw Kiwanis drop
a 5-4 decision to Troxler & Smith at Manatee East,
while Quality Builders claimed a 13-8 win over Ad-
vanced Management.
There's still a lot of baseball action left to decide
bragging rights on the Island and in town so get out and
catch a game!

Bystrom's two-run single
keys Kiwanis comeback
Conner Bystrom's two-run single with one out in
the bottom of the sixth inning gave Kiwanis a 7-6 vic-
tory in a back-and-forth affair April 2 at the.Anna
Maria Island Community Center. Bystrom, who was
also the winning pitcher, drove in Matt Shafer and
Keith Reynolds who had led off the inning with singles.
A four-run second inning put WMFD behind early
on. Tanner Pelkey led off with a single and moved to
second on a walk by Dylan Mullen. A double steal
moved both runners up before Korey Shafer hit a
fielder's choice grounder to score Pelkey. Bystrom
walked and Cole doubled to drive in two more runs,
while Bystrom came around to score on a wild pitch.
WMFD got two back in the third when Phillips
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Geerearts home with a single to left to pull WMFD to
within one run.
Kiwanis gained some breathing room in the fourth
when Reynolds singled and scored on a single by
Bystrom for a 5-3 lead.
Geerearts led off the fifth with a walk and easily
scored on a double by Carper with Carper moving
to third on the throw home. A fielder's choice grounder
by Sato scored Carper to tie the game. Sato came
around to score the go-ahead run on a single by Sean
Price before Bystrom's last-inning heroics won the
game for Kiwanis.
Bystrom finished the day two-for-three, including
three RBIs and one run scored to lead Kiwanis at the
plate, while Cole was three-for-three with two doubles
and two RBIs. Reynolds had a pair of singles and
scored twice, while Tanner Pelkey singled and scored.
Carper went two-for-four with a double and one
run to pace WMFD, while Phillips had a pair of singles
and scored once. Jarrod McKenzie tripled and scored
one run while Sato and Price added singles.

WMFD 8, Goodson 4
Jarrod McKenzie and Sean Price combined to limit
Goodson Electric to two hits and four runs, while strik-
ing out 12 to lead WMFD to an 8-4 inter-league vic-
tory on Friday, April 5, at the Center.
Nick Sato, with a two-run double and one run
scored, and Kyle Schoonover, who had a triple and one
run scored, paced the WMFD offense. Spencer Carper
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A&E 16, Quality Builders 3
Ryan Guerin held Quality Builders to two runs on
two hits in three innings to claim the pitching win in the
Tuesday, April 2, AAA league game.
Guerin received plenty of offensive support led by
Justin Dearlove, who went three-for-three, including a
double and three runs scored, and Alex Wright, who
had a pair of singles and scored twice. Guerin added an
RBI single and two runs scored, while Eddie Shaw
singled and scored three runs and closed the game out
by pitching the fourth inning. Jacob Dimiceli and Max
Marnie each singled and scored two. runs for A&E,
which also received a single from Scottie Steenstra and
two runs scored from Jacob Dimiceli.
Miles Hostetler went two-for-two and Stephen
Thomas doubled and scored one run to pace the Qual-
ity Builder offense. Kenny Burns added a single and
one run scored, while Celia Ware chipped in with a
single and Cory Wash walked twice and scored one
run.
PLEASE SEE SPORTS, NEXT PAGE


Eddie Shaw delivers a pitch for his Air & Energy
team in AAA baseball action at the Community
Center. Islander Photos: Kevin Cassidy


Air & Energy's Jacob Dimiceli hustles into second
as Qualtiy Builders shortstop, Broderick West awaits
the throw.


Air & Energy second baseman Justin Dearlove
throws to first in AAA baseball action at the Commu-
nity Center.


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Sports
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 26

A&E 18, Ellis Construction 1
Air & Energy rolled to an 18-1 interleague victory
Friday, April 5, at the Center, behind the hitting of Jus-
tin Dearlove, who went two-for-three, including a
double and three runs scored and Alex Wright who
doubled, singled, and scored twice. Ryan Guerin added
a pair of singles and scored three runs, while Scottie
Steenstra and Will Osborne each singled and scored
twice.

Manatee American No. 2 15, Time Saver 8
Manatee American capitalized on seven hits and 14
walks to record a 15-8 victory in Junior League base-
ball action played Saturday, April 6, at Birdie Tebbetts
Field in Holmes Beach. Anthony Rosas paced the Time
Saver offense with a double, single and one run scored,
while Steve Faasse chipped in with a pair of singles.
Jordan Pritchard and Lorenzo Rivera each added
singles, while Greg Lowman scored three times.

Island high schoolers compete in
county track, field championships
Islanders Ryan Quigley and Ben Miller were par-
ticipants in the Manatee County Track and Field Cham-
pionships held Friday, April 5, at Manatee High School.
Quigley had the best showing with a fourth-place
finish in both the 400- and 800-meter runs, while also
running anchor on the first-place four-by-400 meter
relay to help Manatee to a second-place team finish
behind Lakewood Ranch.
Quigley had a time of 53.59 seconds in the 400 and
ran a 2:15.88 in the 800. Miller placed sixth in the pole
vault with a leap of just under 8 feet, 6 inches.
The top four finishers qualify for a spot in the
Manatee/Sarasota Track & Field Championships on
Friday, April 12, at Booker High School in Sarasota.
The competition starts at 3 p.m.


St. Joseph's Annual
Golf Classic
The llth annual St. Joseph's Catholic School
charity Golf tournament is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sat-
urday, May 18, at the Bradenton Country Club.
The format will be a four-man scramble and the
$100 per person entry fee includes a buffet dinner,
drawing entry and complimentary beverages during
the tournament.
This year's tournament will be separated into
three flights according to ability, allowing even a
novice foursome a chance at a top-three finish.
Anyone scoring a hole-in-one on the designated
hole wins a brand new Mustang convertible courtesy
of Autoway Ford.
Players can either make up their own foursome
or get placed on a team. Men and women golfers are
welcome.
For further information or to get placed on a
team call Rick Catlin at 778-7978 or Mike Kennedy
at 907-6900.


Anna Maria Island

inter-league standings
Major League, age 10-12
WMFD 2-2 4-4
Kiwanis 2-2 4-4

AAA League, age 8-10
Air & Energy 3-1,6-1
Quality Builders 3-1,4-3


Tickets still available
for baseball excursion
The Anna Maria Island Community Center still has
tickets available for the Anna Maria Island Day at
Tropicana Field, featuring a Tampa Bay Devil Rays
game versus the Baltimore Orioles Saturday, April 20.
The Devil Rays have reserved 1,000 tickets for
Islanders, and buses have been chartered for transport
to the game.
Tickets are $14 and bus seats are $10. The buses
will leave the Center, at 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria, at 4:30 p.m. on game day to get fans to the ball
park by 6:15.
All Island Little League teams will be able to par-
ticipate in a parade on the field before the game, the
Center said, and a Little League team and coaches may
be sponsored to the game for $250.
The Little League team that sells the most tickets
to the game will sing "Take Me Out To the Ball Game"
during the seventh-inning stretch, and Little Leaguers
who purchase a ticket are eligible for a raffle drawing
to throw out the first pitch.
Game tickets and bus reservations may be arranged
at the Center or by calling 778-1908.


Buente, Potipcoe, Seaton
tops in tennis tourney
The Jutte Buente/Pat Potipcoe team took first-place
honors in the Alan James Memorial tennis tournament
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
In men's competition, Robert Seaton came out on
top.
Other winners in women's play were Dolce Little,
second place, and Vera MacKay/Sue Moderhak third.
Joe Brita/David Boswell were second in men's compe-
tition, Mel Yudofsky third.
For further information, call 778-1908.


Horseshoe winners
Winners in the April 6 horseshoe games were
Hazen Calhoun of Amherst, N.H., and Adin Shank of
Anna Maria. Runners-up were Roger Kipp of
Bradenton and Herb Puryear of Anna Maria.
Winners in the April 3 games were Jack Cooper of
Holmes Beach and Bill Starrett of Anna Maria. Run-
ners-up were Puryear and Shank.
The weekly contests get under way every Wednes-
day and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria City Hall
Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no membership fees
and everyone is welcome.


Anna Maria Island Little League schedule


Major Division, ages 10-12
Date Time
April 12 7:45 p.m.
April 12 7:45 p.m.
April 16 7:45 p.m.

AAA Division, ages 8-10
April 12 5 p.m.
April 12 5 p.m.
April 16 5 p.m.

AA Division, ages 6-8
April 13 11:30 a.m.
April 13 1:30 p.m.
April 17 5 p.m.
April 17 6:30 p.m.

T-ball Division, ages 5-7
April 13 9 a.m.
April 13 10 a.m.


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Palmetto No. 2 vs. WMFD
Kiwanis vs. Manatee Family Medicine
WMFD vs. Kiwanis


Advanced Management vs. Quality Builders
Air & Energy vs. Pirates Cove
Air & Energy vs. Quality Builders


Hometrue Hardware vs. Betsey Hill
Bark Realty vs. Gateway Solutions
Betsey Hill vs. Sandbar
Bark Realty vs. Gateway Solutions


Morgan Stanley vs. Shafer Law
Galati Marine vs. Harry's Continental


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Storm season alert; Danish comma war under way


Hurricane season starts in six weeks. Hold on -
it's predicted to be a wild ride this year.
Dr. William Gray is predicting 12 named storms,
seven hurricanes with three of those hurricanes having
winds of more than 110 mph. An average year has 9.6
named storms, six of them hurricanes and 2.3 of them
major.
"This is ominous-looking stuff," Dr. Gray said of
his predictions.
He is a professor of atmospheric science and head
of the Tropical Meteorology Project at Colorado State
University who began predicting pending Atlantic hur-
ricane season activity many years ago with uncanny
accuracy.
"Information obtained through March 2002 indi-
cates that the 2002 Atlantic basin seasonal hurricane
activity will, as with six of the last seven hurricane
seasons, be above average," Gray said.
"Though predictive signals from around the globe are
mixed, most favor a continuation of above average hur-
ricane activity," he continued. "We believe we will have
a warm Atlantic and favorable stratospheric winds are
assured. The primary potential suppressing influence for
this year's hurricane activity is the further intensification
of a weak El Nifio. The predicted intensity of this El Nifio
event is likely to diminish this year's hurricane activity,
but not nearly to the extent of the more powerful 1997,
1986-87, and 1982-83 El Nifio events."
Thanks to El Nifio, Gray and his team dropped the
new prediction by one storm.
"U.S. landfall probability is forecast to be above
the long-term average," he added.
The last seven years have been the most active
seven consecutive hurricane seasons on record. There
have been a total of 94 named storms, 58 hurricanes
and 27 major hurricanes in that period of time. How-
ever, only three of any of those major storms Opal,
Bret and Fran made landfall in the United States. If
you go back 100 years, one out of every three major
hurricanes made landfall.
On average, there is a 52 percent landfall potential
in the past 100 years. This year, Gray is predicting a 75,
percent landfall potential.
"We've been lucky, and we will not be lucky these
next two or three decades," he said.
Why have we been so lucky?
Gray believes that there is a 25-year cycle of warm-
ing and cooling water in the Atlantic. Cooler water
means fewer storms; warmer water means more
storms. The Atlantic, according to Gray's assessment,
is warming.
About the only thing Southwest Florida has going
for it is a track record of having very few storms come
ashore, as opposed to the Panhandle or North Carolina
coasts.
But it's just a matter of time before some rogue
storm busts our statistics.
Get ready hurricane season starts June 1.

Sturgeon art
Gyotaku is the Japanese art of fish rubbing. You
take a (hopefully fresh) fish, put paint or ink on it, press
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foot-long dead sturgeon into art.
You may remember the big fish that washed ashore
off a Pinellas County beach a few weeks back. Karcher
heard about it and got permission to work on the fish,
thought to have been about 25 years old and the first to
have been seen in local waters since 1897.
Her first attempts, in the backyard where the fish
ended up, weren't too successful. Sturgeon have a skin
that's more gator-like than fish-like, and she couldn't
get the paint to stick very well.
It also was pretty ripe.
But she was able to get an in\ ite to Eckerd College,
where the carcass ended up and, in a refrigerated lab,
was able to get five rubbings of the huge fish.
A friend of mine has been doing gyotaku for years,
haunting the halls of Mote Marine Laboratory for dead
specimens to haul home and transform into art. Many
years ago, when The Islander's first "More-Than-a-
Mullet-Wrapper" T-shirts came out, he was pretty im-
pressed with the fish design and wanted to know who
and how the art had been done.
I explained that my boss had someone castnet a
mullet and drop it by the office, where she slapped it
on the copy machine and made a few copies. With very
little touch-up (and a little bleach on the copier), the
copy became art for the T-shirt.
My buddy's jaw dropped when he realized his cen-
turies-old art form had been surpassed by modem tech-
nology.
Of course, Karcher would have needed a six-foot-
long copy machine to deal with the sturgeon, but reduc-
tions would have been a "snap."

Really, really trivial books
Stephen King's "Everything's Eventual" tops The
New York Times best-selling fiction book list this week.
"The Nanny Diaries" is the best-selling book at


Amazon.com.
So what do those books have in common with "The
Principal's Handbook: Current Issues in School Law,"
or "Cream of Wheat Advertising Art?"
Well, they're all available on the Web from Ama-
zon, but in different spots. The last two are at the bot-
tom of the must-have list, of course.
The principal's handbook is ranked at number
2,323,900.
Hey, at least it's listed.

Comma comeons
Denmark is waging a war of commas.
According to Per Aage Brandt, a professor of
semiotics at the University of Aahus in Denmark,
something called the Language Committee of the Min-
istry of Culture came up with a new system of usage for
commas in 1996. Called the New Comma, the system
apparently breaks up sentences by thoughts.
Under the New Comma program, Brandt says, the
sentence "The man I love is a dentist" would be punc-
tuated as "The man I love, is a dentist" because the first
four words convey a single thought.
"If you are thirsty, there is beer in the fridge" is
correct under the Danish New Comma regime. Flip the
sentence over with "There is beer in the fridge if you
are thirsty" is also correct because, as Brandt puts it, "in
the former case, the thirst is the completed thought,
therefore the comma follows it; in the latter case, you
are still thirsty from the beginning, so no comma
should be used."
Although called for six years ago, no one really
started to hype the new comma comedy of errors until
recently, probably because not even the clerks in the
Ministry of Culture could figure it out.
"In 2000 and 2001 the ministry took to promoting
the system in fliers, and the minister of ecology, a left-
wing Social Democrat, announced that he had ordered
his agency to adopt it. In his declaration, however, the
minister also demonstrated his own incapacity to do so,
and a politico-linguistic-literary controversy that had
smoldered for years then inflamed the cultural pages of
Danish newspapers," Brandt said.
Jeez, whoever said those Danes were dull?

Sandscript factoid
To save you looking it up, semiotics is the study of
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Windy weather slows fishing a tad


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Strong winds slowed fishing a bit last week, but
for those willing to risk the rough seas, fishing contin-
ues to be excellent.
Backwater anglers report great catches of big
trout, snook and redfish, with a few flounder thrown
into the coolers.
Offshore fishing features snapper, grouper and
mackerel, with a few early kingfish being reported.
Capt. Sam Kimball on Legend charters out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said the wind has
kept him in the backwater for the most part last week,
but he's been able to reel in some good catches of
snook, redfish, trout and some nice-sized flounder.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's said he's been catching lots of really big trout,
some up to 7 pounds, plus lots of redfish, mackerel to
30 inches and a few cobia.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said
there are lots of mackerel out in the Gulf when you can
get out there, with a few cobia running near the
beaches. In the bays, expect good catches of redfish
and big trout.
Capt. Curt Morrison and Capt. Ryan Hackney
on the Neva-Miss said their charters have been bring-
ing back cobia, kingfish, grouper, snapper and trigger-
fish.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business said he's
having an excellent snook season so far, with some
linesiders going to 38 inches in length, plus lots of
smaller ones. He's also hooking up with redfish on
almost every trip.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach said he's catching snook, trout and
mackerel on every charter.
Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
wade fishers in Palma Sola Bay are catching lots of big
trout, redfish and flounder.
Capt. Brian Kuslick said he's been getting into
some tripletail, mackerel and some good catches of
snook.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
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there caught a few sheepshead, black drum and some
oversized redfish.
Anglers at the Anna Maria City Pier found that
four days of strong winds slowed down some of the
fishing action, but there were still some good catches
of sheepshead, mackerel and some huge jacks.
Capt. Thorn Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he's using mostly artificial bait right now
with good results: he's put his charters onto snook,
redfish and trout using Exudes, Slug-Os, Cotee jigs and
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Island Biz


Bongo's
Bayside bar
and grille is
scheduled to
open by the
end ofApril at
the site of the
former Reef
Restaurant on
the Palma Sola
Causeway.
Bongo's also
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Beach loca-
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Go bonkers over Bongo's
There's going to be a new name and look at the
former Reef Restaurant on Palma Sola Causeway.
Owners of the popular Bongo's beach bar and grille
restaurant on St. Pete Beach are opening their second
Tampa Bay location at the site of the former Reef Res-
taurant and they expect to be open by the end of April.
But Bongo's Bayside is not just another steak and
seafood restaurant.
"We're a total enhancement concept," said co-
owner Craig Malogrides. "We're going to feature out-
side dining in a casual atmosphere with live entertain-
ment nights and weekends. The bands will range from
blues to calypso to reggae, and we'll have a summer
beach bar. We're definitely into the 'Island' theme."
The lunch menu will be "beach-type" eats, he said,
while the dinner menu will have "sizzle" platters. One
of the main features for dinner will be a 26-ounce por-
terhouse steak.
"I don't know of anybody else along the beaches
that's going to do what we're doing in food and enter-
tainment," he added. "We're bringing good food, good
service and a relaxed atmosphere along with 'Island'
entertainment."
And the food should be pretty good. Co-owner
Steve Silvestre is the head chef for Bongo's on Palma
Sola Causeway.
Malogrides said while the normal pattern for an
Island restaurant would be to open just before the win-
ter tourist season, "we wanted to be ready for the sum-
mer season. We're going to feature our summer beach
bar and music."
And he's not worried about the history of the loca-
tion as one where restaurants come and go regularly.
"We'll offer a lot of value, good service and entertain-
ment. We're going to be a fun place to come," said
Craig.
At one time Bongo's also operated in Cocoa Beach
and at Tropicana Field. Both of those operations have


been sold, Malogrides said. For further information on
Bongo's, call 761-2411.

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Island real estate sales
1007 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 213 Summer
Sands, a 2bed/2.5bath 1259 sfla condo built in 1982,
was sold 2/14/02, Danza to Whiteman, for $287,500;
list $289,900.
213 76th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,708 sfla 3bed/
2bath/1car home built in 1952 on a 96x78 lot, was sold
2/15/02, Balais to Shaper, for $285,000; list $289,000.
2217 Avenue C, Bradenton Beach, a 4bed/4bath/
2car 1,674 sfla duplex built in 1982 on a 50x100 lot,
was sold 2/15/02, Bueno to Donatelli, for $240,000; list
$249,900.
5800 DePalmas, Holmes Beach, a 964 sfla 2bed/
lbath/lcar home built in 1968 on a 50x101 lot, was
sold 2/11/02, Hallenbeck to Loveless, for $260,000.
612 Concord, Holmes Beach, a canalfront 1,369
sfla 3bed/2bath/lcar/pool home built in 1967 on a
95x 115 lot, was sold 2/13/02, Grenzebach to Jaeger, for
$369,000; list $369,000.
93 N. Shore Dr., Anna Maria, a 4bed/2bath 1,831
sfla duplex built in 1973 on a 72x104 lot, was sold 2/
14/02, May to Perron, for $350,000, list $369,900.
104 Seventh St. S., Bradenton Beach, a4bed/2bath
1,452 sfla duplex built in 1954 on a 50x100 lot, was
sold 2/19/02, Moore to Bollinger, for $300,000; list
$349,000.
1800 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 109 Lacosta, a
Gulffront 952 sfla 2bed/1.5bath condo built in 1979,


was sold 2/19/02, Youse to Conlan, for $339,000.
1801 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 158 Runaway
Bay, a 722 sfla lbed/lbath condo built in 1978, was
sold 2/21/02, Garner to Lum, for $150,000.
226 Chilson, Anna Maria, a canalfront 2bed/2bath/
Icar home built in 1957 on a 75x148 lot, was sold 2/
21/02, Guggino to Szabo, for $429,000; list $429,900.
501 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, 301 Bridgeport
2, a 1,000 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1982, was sold
2/22/02, Weir to Garvin, for $240,000.
520 74th St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront 4,131 sfla
3bed/3.5bath/2car/pool home built in 1967/1998 on a
100x121 lot, was sold 2/21/02, Williams to Meyer, for
$735,000; list $759,000.
522 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, a 2bed/lbath 822 sfla
condo built in 1973, was sold 2/22/02, Tobias to
Nelson, for $185,000; list $189,900.
5501 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a marina on three
platted canalfront lots with one retail store of 2,184 sf
and one repair garage of 1,020 sf, built in 1965 on a bit
over a half acre of land, was sold 2/19/02, Modisett to
Catchers LC, for $1,450,000.
600 Manatee Ave. W., Holmes Beach, 114
Westbay Cove, a Ibed/lbath 896 sfla condo built in
1977, was sold 2/21/02, Ensing to Nelson, for
$195,000.
710 Gladiolus, Anna Maria, a 1,023 sfla 3bed/
Ibath/lcar home built in 1956 on a 50x100 lot, was
sold 2/20/02, Metz to Hayes, for $229,900; list
$229,900.
2216 Avenue A, Bradenton Beach, a bayfront
1,024 sfla 2bed/2bath/2car home built in 1948 on two
lots measuring 100x126, was sold 2/25/02, Connick to
Barlow, for $460,000; list $499,000.
2518 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach, a 3240 sfla
8bed/6bath duplex built in 1984 on a 50x100 lot, was
sold 2/28/02, Cognac to Spinali, for $330,000; list
$399,900.
324 Hardin, Anna Maria, a 1,488 sfla 3bed/2bath/
2car/pool home built in 1985 on a 75x108 lot, was sold
2/26/02, Pfneudl to Langmaack, for $333,000; list
$359,000.
500 Manatee Ave. W., Holmes Beach, a 100x65
commercial lot, was sold 2/27/02, Gaprop Inc. to
Glogovsky, for $155,000.
615 Ivanhoe, Holmes Beach, canal and golf course
frontage 2,971 sfla 3bed/2.5bath/2car/pool home built
in 2001 on a 90x105 lot, was sold 2/28/02, Scoggins to
Schoenke, for $705,000; list $729,000.
103 & 105 Maple, Anna Maria, a 1,232 sfla home
with detached garage built in 1925 [and recently re-
modeled] on a 50x 102 lot at 105 Maple along with an
empty lot measuring 50x107 at 103 Maple, was sold 3/
4/02, Boyd to Yavalar, for $900,000.
104 Newton Lane, Anna Maria, a 940 sfla 2bed/
1 bath/I car home built in 1950 on two platted lots mea-
suring 100x100 total, was sold 3/5/02, Russell to
Canasi, for $400,000; sold $185,000 in 1999.
204 83rd St., Holmes Beach, a 1,054 sfla 2bed/
2bath/l car home built in 1974 on a 97x92 lot, was sold
3/5/02, Glanz to Cooley, for $240,000; list $259,900.
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2708 Avenue B, Holmes Beach, a 1,221 sfla 3bed/
2bath home built in 1957 on a 62x105 lot, was sold 3/
6/02, Weinman to Lepley, for $275,000; list $279,900.
4403 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a 1,554 sfla 4bed/
4bath duplex built in 1971 on a 110x74 lot, was sold
3/4/02, Jackson to Lawton, for $245,000; list $257,500.
509 Bayview Dr., Holmes Beach, a bayfront 1,120
sfla 2bed/2bath/2car home built in 1970 on a 75x120
lot, was sold 3/4/02, Tully to Robinson, for $350,000.
511 56th St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront 1,130 sfla
home built in 1964 on a 76x125 lot, was sold 3/7/02,
McComb to Ferguson, for $398,000.
603 Emerald, Holmes Beach, a canalfront 1,656
sfla 3bed/2bath/2car/pool home built in 1969 on a
110x115 lot, was sold 3/7/02, Bowes to James (the
same people who sold 798 N. Shore Dr.) for $460,000;
list $499,000.
711 Manatee Ave. W., Holmes Beach, 15 Westbay
Cove South, a 1,187 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in
1977, was sold 3/5/02, Pochereva to Robinson (the
same who bought 509 Bayview), for $220,000; list
$210,000 [sic].
723 Key Royale Dr., Holmes Beach, a channel or
canal or bayfront 3,713 sfla 4bed/3.5bath/2car home
built in 1988 on a 75x149 lot, was sold 3/4/02, Krauss
to Elson, for $945,000; list $995,000.
798 N. Shore Dr., Anna Maria, a two-story 2,685
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lot, was sold 3/4/02, James to Hartung, for $640,000
(1998 sale $450,000).
117 Peppertree, Anna Maria, a 1,624 sfla 3bed/
2bath/2car home built in 1967 on a 75x106 lot, was
sold 3/12/02, Hicks to Lott, for $370,000; list
$395,000.
203 55th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,383 sfla 4bed/
3bath/2car/pool home built in 1949 on a 104x106 lot,
was sold 3/11/02, Lacios to Whelan, for $425,000; list
$459,000.
3703 Fifth A\ e Holmes Beach, 2 Seacrest 2, a
1,172 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1985, was sold 3/
11/02, Cascio to Thompson, for $242,500; list
$259,900.
510 75th St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront 1,550 sfla
2bed/3bath/2+car home built in 1979 on a 90x 120 lot,
was sold 3/11/02, Minton to Gryboski, for $435,000;
list $469,900.
5704 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, a 2,100 sf under-
roof former gas station built in 1968 on a 149x 10 lot,
was sold 3/11/02, Rossi to Westergard, for $560,000.
680 Key Royale Dr., Holmes Beach, a canalfront
1,792 sfla 3bed/2bath/0car home built in 1972 on a
90x114 lot, was sold 3/13/02, Five Forks to Birge, for
$400,000; list $469,900.
104 Maple, Anna Maria, a 1215 sfla 4bed/2bath
home built in 1971 on a 45x100 lot, was sold 3/18/02,
Keen to NESG, for $545,000; list $595,000.
212 68th St., Holmes Beach, a 964 sfla 2bed/2bath/
Icar home built in 1968 on a 74xl 11 lot, was sold 3/
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$269,900.
2212 Avenue A, Bradenton Beach, a 1620 sfla
3bed/2bath/2car home built in 1999 on a 50x100 lof,
was sold 3/18/02, Cloutman to Curry, for $369,000; list
$399,900.
600 Manatee Ave. W., Holmes Beach, 218
Westbay Cove, a 1,179 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in
1977, was sold 3/19/02, Battery Creek to Rash, for
$235,000; list $240,000.
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MOVING! ZENITH 27-inch color television. We-
ber tabletop gas grill, corner desk, ginger-jar table
lamp, clock-cassette-radio, etc. 778-0870.

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 Dic-
tionary, 15-inch monitor, speakers, $250. 792-
4274.



The City of Bradenton Beach will be holding a
public meeting for the sole purpose of discussing
an application to the State of Florida for funding
through the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
The grant application is for funding in the amount
of $200,000 for Bridge Street beach access. The
meeting will be held on Monday, April 15, 2002,
at 6:30pm at the Katie Pierola Commission
Chambers, Bradenton Breach, Florida. For infor-
mation, 778-1005.

SUMMER TUTOR CAMP Math, science, 10am-
2pm, Monday-Friday limited to six students,
grades five through nine. Three-week sessions.
June 10-28 and July 8-26. $400 per session,
$175 per week. 779-0945 home, 778-5200, work.

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


OUR ISLAND HOME A premier assisted-living
residence, located at 520 South Drive, Anna
Maria welcomes you on Wednesday, April 17, at
1:30pm as Eric Cox presents his new slide show
"America the Beautiful". Come along and erjoy
this audio-visual experience that is colorful, uplift-
ing and musical. For more information contact
Annie, Maria or Chris at 778-7842.



LITTLE STAR CHILDREN'S Consignment.
Snappy, comfy, quality consigned merchandise.
Accepting consignment daily, 10am-4pm. 3633
Cortez Road W. (behind McDonald's). 756-3979.

YARD SALE: Saturday, April 13, 8am-4pm. Many
books, some furniture, dishes, kitchen, ladies
plus-size clothes. 220 N. Harbor Drive, Holmes
Beach.

MULTI-DEALER FLEA market. Saturday, April
13, 8am-?. Islander Market Antiques, 9807 Gulf
Drive, Anna Maria.

LOTS OF COLLECTIBLES: jewelry, crystal
books, some antiques, shells, household, com-
puter desk, clothing. 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach, next to Niki's Island Treasures. Friday-
Sunday,9am-5pm.

ESTATE SALE Saturday, April 13, 9am-2pm. En-
glish mahogany sideboard, dining set, twin bed
set, sofa love seat, oriental dolls, washer, Pottery
Barn china, kitchenware, chairs and garage
items. Sale by Julie McClure. 632 Dundee Lane,
Key Royale, Holmes Beach.

GARAGE SALE FRIDAY, Saturday, Sunday,
April 12-14, 7am-2pm. Miscellaneous items. No
early birds, 521 70th St., Holmes Beach.

LARGE ANTIQUE and collectibles sale. Saturday,
April 13, 9am-5pm. Some items need work. No
early birds please. 415 Alamanda, Anna Maria.


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.

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



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

DACHSHUND adoption and rescue (D.A.R.E.).
Call Shona at 761-2642 for information or visit
our Web site: www.daretorescue.com.



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



27-FOOT FINN YACHT small European-class
racing boat. Two sets of sails and spinnaker. 8-
hp outboard. Race proven. $3,990. 779-0175.

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.

SAILBOAT: 26-FOOT Laguna. Wheel etocring
with compass and brake, sinks in head and gal-
ley, 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 furl-
ing 1.5 jib, 2,000 9.9-HP. Evinrude engine gas
assisted lift. $14,900 or best offer. 798-3520. Just
detailed!


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GULFFRONT CONDO Surround
yourself with breathtaking direct
Gulf views from this bright end unit.
Completely and tastefully updated.
$450,000. Ask for Tina Rudek or
Mike Migone, 778-0700.
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SANDY BEACHES and Gulf views!
807 S. Gulf Drive, Bradenton
Beach. Great rental income. Close
to Bridge Street. $429,000. Teresia
Bradford, 778-0700.





CANALFRONT CONDO! 2BR/2BA
at Flamingo Cay. 10423 Waterbird
Way. 20-ft. boat dock, new seawall on
sailboat water. $149,900. CAll Gail
Tutewiler, 778-0700.





SAILBOAT WATER 214 S. Har-
bor Dr., Holmes Beach. 3BR/2BA
with attached garage, fireplace.
$579,000. Becky Smith or Elfl
Starrett, 778-0700.
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3224 East Bay Dr. Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
Sales: 941-778-0700 Rentals: 778-6665
1-800-749-6665 www.Wedebrock.com
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK


ISLAND DOLL HOUSE WITH
BOAT DOCK 7302 Palm Drive,
Holmes Beach. Adorable 2BR.
Beach access. Totally reno-
vated. $334,500. Ask for Gall
Tutewiler, 778-0700.





MARTINIQUE SOUTH Gulffront
end unit. 2BR/2BA, garage, extra
storage. Heated pool, tennis,
clubhouse. $409,000. Gail
Tutewiler, 778-0700.


LAUREL OAK PARK 1111 86th
Ct. NW. Spacious 4BR/3BA,
three-car garage. Executive
home. $369,900. Call Becky
Smith or Elfl Starrett, 778-0700.


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ONE OF A KIND 611'Gulf Drive,
Bradenton Beach. Direct Gulf view
condo at Imperial House. 2BR/2BA
end unit. $199,000. Ask for Gall
Tutewiler, 778-0700.


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DEFIES HEMINGWAY! Ground- AFFORDABLE NAUTICAL LIV-
level two-story Key West-style 3BR/ ING Garden villa, split 2BR/2BA,
2BA. Pristine beach access, deep-water docking available.
$485,000. Geoff Wall. 778-0700. $110,250. Geoff Wall, 778-0700.


DUPLEX TWO BLOCKS FROM
BEACH 2BR/2BA with bonus
room. 2BR/1BA. Room for pool.
Excellent condition. $399,000.
Deborah Thrasher, 778-0700.


FAMILY-SIZED ISLAND HOME
7204 Palm Drive. 4-5BR/2.5BA,
more than 3,000 sq.ft. Deeded boat
slip, beach access. $479,000. Gail
Tutewiler, 778-0700.


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IMPERIAL HOUSE 611 Gulf Dr.,
Bradenton Beach. Updated 2BR
condo, fishing dock, private beach,
active clubhouse. $139,000. Call
Gail Tutewiler, 778-0700.





WATER VIEW FROM LIVING
ROOMI Beautifully furnished
unit in Casco Dorado. New re-
frigerator, A/C, washer/dryer.
$139,900. Nick Staab, 778-0700.


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SUNBOW BAY Spacious 2BRI
2BA condo. Screened lanai, el-
evator, pool and tennis.
$149,900. Cristin Curl, 778-0700.


ter, beach and sea oats. Can't see your neighbor's
house or any other buildings.-This gorgeous home has
the perfect setting on Anna Maria Island. 21 years
old and in great shape, this 3BR/2BA beauty has ev-
ery room facing onto the Gulf. High ceilings, fireplace
and lots of glass. If you can afford the best, give us
a call. $1,395,000.


Mike 1
778-6696
Normanan -% 1-800-367-1617.
PRIaly 3 3101 GULF DRIVE
Realty, 1 t 3I HOLMES BEACH

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12-FOOT ALUMINUM Starcraft boat with trailer.
Needs work. $300, or best offer. 778-7535.
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels and everything
else in The Islander classified ads. 778-7978.


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 Captain Mike Heistand
on the charter boat "Magic". Full or half day back-
water fishing. USCG licensed. Ice, bait, tackle
provided. 779-9607.
PRIVATE CHARTERS. Fishing, snorkeling,
sightseeing, Egmont Key. USCG License. Cap-
tain Keith Barnett. 778-3526 or 730-0516.


MY NAME is Sarah, I am 13-years old, and baby
sit pets and children. Charge $3 per pet and $5
per child. Call 778-7622 or 778-7611.


FULL-TIME DISHWASHER/PREP wanted for
open kitchen. Hours are: Sunday-Wednesday,
9:30am-3:30pm. 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.
All local ads, all the time, in The Islander.


GULFFRONT PROPERTY OWNERS:
Are you happy with '
your off-season
rentals? '
I have dozens of
quality tenants for
beachfront rentals!
Call Sue Carlson, .
779-0733.


S Ann Maria Island






Hannerle

tE Moore.
REALTOR'
ONE OF THE KEY'S

NATURALLY RESOURCES









KEY WEST-STYLE HOME IN ANNA MARIA
Anna N laria is the spectacular backdrop for this charming,
new Key West-style 4 bedroom home thar is nesded on a
cana ILust 1 1/2 blocks rom a white sand beach. Picture this
- warm summer breezes, lush Florida Fauna, a beautiful
yellow exterior with bright vwhite trm. solt island colored
interior paint, Btmini shurter., warm hardwood floors. soar-
ing ceihngs, screened Florida room, a suLnpruou, master
suite, maple cabinetry and a boat dock with lift. Go to
www.hannerle.com for a virtual tour. $839,000.
Call Hannerle Moore at:
Bus. (941) 383-6411 Res. (941) 778-1096
Mobile (941) 302-8537 800-910-8728
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, Inc.
201 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Suite 1, Longboat Key, FL 34228


IIB~D:~aPS -i: i~6sre'9s,"91 9992


PART-TIME ISLANDER REPORTER: Journal-
ism 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.
HIRING SERVERS with fine dining experience.
Lunch and dinner shifts. Call Chef Damon at Ooh
La La! 778-5320.
SOUTHERN GREENS now hiring chemical appli-
cator. Must have knowledge of Florida land-
scapes. Top pay and benefits. Call 360-0500.
SATURDAY PERSON for front desk position at
small motel on Longboat Key. No experience re-
quired, but must be able to multi-task. Friendly at-
mosphere, 383-2434.
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.
GRAPHIC DESIGNER: Advertising layout and
design for weekly newspaper, some Web site
production. Creative design experience a plus. 30
to 40 hours per week. Sunday and Tuesday off.
Qualifications include: computer graphics, adver-
tising layout and design, PhotoShop, Illustrator
and Pagemaker proficient. Macintosh environ-
ment. Associate's Degree or Technical School
Certificate preferred. Resumes: E-mail
news@islander.org, or fax 778-9392, or mail/de-
liver to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach FL 34217.



Boyd t Realty
EST 1952
Historical Cottage
West Bradenton, old Florida style. Cedar
shingle siding, half acre with tropical trees.
Historical home from the Bishop estate.
Updated! $599,000. 3BR/2BA, plus possible
guest cottage, pool and more!

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



IRealty ST E I L N


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


PAMPER
YOUR SENSES
Paradise becomes
reality in this gorgeous
Key West-style home. 3BR/2BA, sundeck, private
dock/hoist. IB81914. Don Pampuch, 751 1155: '
$289,900 ISLAND TOWNHOUSE 2BR/2BA fur-
nished unit overlooking lagoon at Sunbow Bay. Den and
extra bedroom downstairs. Enclosed carport, heated pool
and tennis. Close to beaches and shopping. IB77766. Pat
Thompson, 751-1155.

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


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


NADIA'S EUROSAGE now accepting new cli-
ents. Massaging residents and visitors more than
eight years. Call today for an appointment, 795-
0887. MA#0017550.
PROFESSIONAL RELAXING SWEDISH mas-
sage. Island, in-home and commercial appoint-
ments. Reasonable hourly rates. Please call
Sharon for appointment, 778-7247. MA31220.


MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, patio
gardens, trimming, clean-up, edgings, more.
Hard-working and responsible. Excellent refer-
ences. Edward 778-3222.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.
FURNITURE UPHOLSTERY, cushions, etc. Re-
pair and restoring antique specialist. Island Up-
holstery. 121 Bridge St. Free estimates. 778-
4335.

COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your
computer misbehaving? Certified computer ser-
vice and private lessons. Special $15 per hour-
free advice. 545-7508
ISLANDER CLASSIFIEDS- The best news in
town and the best results from classified ads.


DIAL DAICIE DUNCAN!
Your Real Estate Specialist
941-779-0304-1 66-779-0304
www.t-eamduncan.com


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Advertising works fast in The Islander.

i .. Jef Kenick r Cala-PIc


LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! Anna Maria
Island bayfront property offers fantastic views, 50 ft.
of sandy beach, 2BR/2BA home plus 3BR/2BA
guest house. $897,000.


INVESTORS Do you think you will ever see an Is-
land duplex priced this low again? Make your move
now and own a piece of paradise with steady in-
come. 1BR/1 BA each side. $229,000.

arina Pointe

Realty Co,.

314 Pine Avenue Anna Maria
(941) 779-0732 Toll Free: (866) 779-0732
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ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING for great re-
sults, wash away mildew, dirt and salt. Thorough,
reasonable and reliable. Free estimates, licensed
and insured. 778-0944.

LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Available
evening, weekend. For any computer needs,
hardware, software, network, commercial, pri-
vate. 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.


INCOME TAX SERVICE: Individuals and small
businesses. All states. Ohio and Michigan our
specialties. Call Pat, Kenney Tax Service, 761-
8156.

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.

ISLANDER advertisers know what gets results.

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REALTORS


EXCLUSIVE EMERALD HARBOR 3BR/2BA
home on Longboat's widest canal. Mexican tile
throughout, caged pool, dock, davits, plus an of-
fice/hobby room. Deeded beach access close by.
$699,000. Dial the Duncans at 778-1589.

ANN AL EN AL


BRADENTON 2BR/2BA, tennis, pool, clubhouse.
$1000/month.


Holmes Beach Martinique South 1 BR/1BA,
$2,000/month, one-month minimum.
Holmes Beach Martinique North, 2BR/2BA,
one month minimum.
Call Michel Cerene, Realtor, 941-778-0770.


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REALTORS


5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK
E mail: info@smithrealtors.com
Web site: www.smithrealtors.com
Nous parlons francais
Mit uns koennen Sie deutsch reden

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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.
Honest, reliable repairs for major appliances,
home and marine electronics, ceiling fans, ga-
rage door openers. 779-1779.

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


CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING and Lawn Mainte-
nance. Residential and commercial. Full-service
lawn maintenance, clean-ups, tree trimming,
hauling, Xeriscape. Island resident. Excellent ref-
erences. 778-5294.

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


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
SDeveloper Pays Closing Costs
The Village at Holmes Beach Development, LLC
Call: Jon Tipton, 941-779-9464
VISIT US AT
WWW.ABOUTTHEVILLAGES.COMI
Planning & Design General Contractor
AA0002335 CG rCI12070
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JUNIOR'S LANDSCAPING and maintenance.
Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, haul-
ing, cleanup. Island resident 25 years. Call 778-
6508.


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

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

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

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

TREES BY BREEZE. Landscapes, tree trim-
ming, tree removal, and property maintenance
since 1988. Check-a-Home service, Island resi-
dent. Call Chris, 778-2837.

SELL IT or buy it fast with and ad in The Islander.


Offering the best customer
service and least problems
when selling or buying.
I take the time and
listen to your needs.
Marianne

1189 Edgewater Circle $247.500
PERICO BAY CLUB Nature abounds, lovely 2BR/2BA with
one-car garage, views overlooking the bay with its sparkling
water, sunrise and sunset reflection illuminate the water and
sky. This condo is light and bright. Very easy to show.
214 83rd Street, Holmes Beach $339.000.
COMPLETELY REMODELED Just like a new home, 2BR/2BA,
one-car garage completely remodeled inside and out, Corian
counters, new bathrooms, new windows and doors, new A/C sys-
tem, new appliances, new ceilings and floors.
216 85th Street. Holmes Beach $324,900.
DEEDED BOAT DOCK Short walk to the beach, 2BR/2BA,
one-car garage plus a carport, 1,235 sq.ft. of living area, very
private yard, cozy screened porch, very spacious and well
maintained home. Move right in. With deeded boat dock on
85th Street.
524 72nd Street. Holmes Beach $459,000.
CANAL HOME Best home at the best price! 3BR/2BA, two-car
garage. Great price for this lovely home. Don't miss a great
opportunity to own on the Island. Very desirable elevated canal
home, sail boat water, open plan, cathedral ceiling, screened
patio overlooking the canal, views of the bay.
Marianne Correll, Realtor
(941) 778-6066


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


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VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, in-
terior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Is-
land references. Dan or Bill, 795-5100 or cell
809-3100.

JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodel-
ing contractors. In-house plan designs. State li-
censed and insured. Many Island references.
778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.

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

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

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

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. 778-3526
or 730-0516.


I4Denise Langlois
,'_ Real Estate Specialist
I Dedication and .Eperience
You Can Count On ...
Call Today
(941) 725-4425
delanglois@aol.com
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B&D SEAMLESS aluminum gutters, 5 or 6 inch
available. Insured, free estimates. Dean Guth,
owner and operator, 729-0619.

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.

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

ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Re-
modeling, repairs, additions, screen rooms,
kitchens, baths. Free estimates.
Lic#CGCO61519, #CCC057977, #PE0020374.
Insured. Call 720-0794.

25 YEARS EXPERIENCE, highly skilled; de-
pendable restoration/renovation expert, carpen-
ter, fine finishing contractor. Kitchen/bathroom
specialist. Repairs, painting. Paul Beauregard,
779-2294.


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


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

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

TILE, CARPET, LAMINATE supplied and in-
stalled. Why pay retail? Island resident, many ref-
erences. Free estimates, prompt service. Steve
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HANDY ANTHONY. Jack of most trades. Home
refurbishing and detailing, 778-6000.

PAINTING AND GENERAL home repairs. Dry-
wall. Free estimates, 25 years experience. Li-
censed and insured, 729-9158 or 705-1266.

HOME IMPROVEMENT: repairs, paint, general
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and soffit repairs, bi-folds, vinyl siding, aluminum.
Molding, wainscoting. A.J. Winters, 713-1951.



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 to-
tally renovated with new kitchen, baths and
more. New dock and lift, large fenced yard, pets
welcome. Seasonal/monthly. $2,750/month.
(813) 258-6405.

SPACIOUS WATERFRONT upper with dock.
Panoramic view. Furnished Key West style 2BR/
2BA with washer/dryer. Pet considered. $2,300/
month. Also, renting for year 2003. 794-5980.

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

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

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

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

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

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

HOLMES BEACH. Lovely 2BR/2BA, elevated
duplex, washer/dryer, nice screened porch.
Available April 1, $850/month, annual, first, last,
security. 795-3838.

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

ANNA MARIA GULFFRONT apartments.
Weekly, monthly, season. Lovely furnished inte-
rior, sundeck, enclosed porch, patio, many ex-
tras. Private, no pets. 778-3143.

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 Es-
tate, 778-2307.

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

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


BRADENTON BEACH 1BR furnished or unfur-
nished apartment with large deck across from
beach. All utilities included. No pets, non- smok-
ing. Available now through December 31. $1000/
month. First, last, security. 779-0552.


LOW MONTHLY RATES! Sandpiper Mobile Re-
sort, turnkey furnished. Age 55 and older, steps
to beach. All utilities, including cable television
and phone. 779-0555.

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

1 BR GROUND-FLOOR apartment. Water, sewer,
garbage furnished. $625/month. Annual lease re-
quired with references. $625 security. Phone 778-
0473 for appointment to see. Unit, located at 200
Bay Drive N., Bradenton Beach.

SEASONAL EFFICIENCY canalfront, one room
with Murphy bed, kitchenette. $250/week, $900
month. Available immediately. Call 778-6234
(message) or Patti, 779-0202.

ISLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL teacher wants annual
lease June 1: 2BR, ground-level residence or
1BR with large living room. Small pet OK. $600-
$700/month. 779-0945 or 778-5200.

BRADENTON BEACH VACATION cottage,
beautifully furnished, 1BR, private with yard. Pet
OK. $300/week, $1000/month. 779-9504. Avail-
able now!
2BR/1BA rUnrloo r-o, tvv uCIOCKs to Gulf, all
utilities included, except phone. No pets, non
smoking. Available May 1 to Oct. 15. 778-2891.

HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL 2BR/1BA. Steps to
beach, lanai, laundry, beautiful yard. $795/month
plus. 778-5412, (716) 473-9361.
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2BR/2BA ELEVATED over carport. All amenities.
On lake. No pets. Annual, $800/month. 952-1592.
AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY! Holmes Beach
canalfront, elevated home. Upscale furnishings,
newly decorated, 2BR/1 BA. Private dock and just
steps to beach. Prefer seasonal renters. $2,500/
month. 216 S. Harbor Drive. Call (813) 971-7999
day, (813) 920-3845 evenings.
FURNISHED STUDIO APARTMENT weekly or
monthly rates. Clean, cozy, steps from beach.
$200/week, $500/month. (813) 659-0370.

NORTH ANNA MARIA Island, one block to
beach. Furnished room and bath in 3BR home.
$485/month, includes utilities, non-smoking, no
pets. References, (207) 774-0068 or (941) 778-
2934.

HOLMES BEACH SPECIAL Spacious 2BR,
steps to beach. $475/week. Now through Decem-
ber 2002. 779-9549.
YEARLY HOUSE RENTAL with tropical setting.
One and one-half blocks to beach. 3BR/2BA,
mother-in-law suite with kitchenette and separate
parking and entrance. Jacuzzi, barbecue, decks,
dogs welcome invisible electric dog fence. Par-
tial or unfurnished. $1,500/month, plus utilities.
920-0129.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA house, no pets, covered park-
ing, remodeled. Steps to beach. $1,100/month.
Call 730-5034.
PETS WELCOME: Steps to the beach on quiet
street. 1BR, efficiency, handicap accessible.
-weeKiy, 7w7..t.y, 77a_294n orr(a (-) 9-q-24s I.
SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA, all new paint, carpet and
tile. Non-smoking, sundeck, very nice. $875/
month. Call Robin at 778-7244.
BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED 2BR/2BA, on
beach, heated pool, tennis, garage, elevator,
washer/dryer. Available fall and season 2003.
778-3231.
ANNUAL 3BR/2BA, view. Renovated, appli-
ances, screened porch. Fenced yard, dock. Pets
with responsible owners welcome with deposit.
Available May 1. $1,400/month. Owner, (828)
284-2086.
FULLY FURNISHED SEASONAL duplex, just off
beach. 2BR/1BA, available now, $1,400/month.
Call 778-2556.


ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1 BA, elevated
duplex. Laundry, private parking, steps to beach.
$735/month. Also, 1 BR/1BA, lower, $550/month.
342-9456 or 410-4466, cell.


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/out-
door paint, blinds and much more. $899,000.
778-3645.
BRAND NEW 2BR/2.5BA condo on golf course
at beautiful Tobago Hilton on Tobago Island,
Trinidad in the Caribbean. 1,694 square feet. Ex-
cellent rental market. Asking $229,000, ap-
praised at $241,000. Call Rick at 778-1102 or
727-5873.

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

GULFVIEW BUILDING LOT 50 by 100 feet. Priced
reduced to $329,000. Sale or trade for Island prop-
erty. 3014 Ave. E., Holmes Beach. 798-3885.

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
furnished 1 BR/1 BA mobile home. Elevated ceil-
ings in living room, dining area off of kitchen.
Large outdoor shed. View of Gulf, steps to
beach. Located in Sandpiper Mobile Resort se-
nior park, 778-5272.


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All real estate advertising herein is subject to the
Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to adver-
tise any preference, limitation or discrimination
based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap,
familial status or national origin, or intention to
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age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians,
pregnant women and people securing custody of
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informed that all dwellings advertised in this
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PALMA SOLA BOULEVARD bayfront Medi-
terranean home on two lots. 6BR/5.5BA,
6,500-square-foot-living, 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 conditioning, heat,
etc. Magnificent! $990,000, or best offer.
Terms by owner. Mr. and Mrs. Kerper, 795-
4432.

CONDOMINIUM FOR SALE: views of Tampa
Bay. Spacious, 2BR/2BA, large family room,
over 1,700 square feet. $342,000. For ap-
pointment call, 778-0585.

WESTBAY POINT & Moorings: Rare 3BR/
2BA, first-floor end-unit with deeded covered
parking. Heated pool, hot tub, tennis and 26-
acres of tropical splendor. Don't miss this one!
Call Dick Maher or Dave Jones at A Paradise
Realty, 778-4800 or toll free at (800) 237-
2252. $359,900.

2BR/2BA GROUND-LEVEL home. Caged
pool/spa, deck, fruit trees. By owner, 210 84th
St. Call 778-4579.

VILLAGE GREEN CONDO 2BR/2BA, two-car
garage. Principles only please. 795-2078.

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TOWNHOME LARGE 3-4BR/3BA, has mother-
in-law suite, fishing pier, small boat OK. Pools,
tennis, new appliances, hardwood. $339,000.
228-3489.

WANT TO BUY house or condo. Cash, fast
closing. 778-2556 or 704-2601.

DEEP-WATER CANAL home, one house from
bay, 3BR/2BA, totally renovated including up-
dated kitchen. Pool, garage, north end of Anna
Maria. Reduced to $535,000. Towne & Shore
of Longboat Key, 383-3840.

PALMA SOLA PARK 3BR/2BA, split-plan pool
home. Completely remodeled. $269,000. Dan,
809-4320.

GULFFRONT FOUR UNITS, $1,500,000. T.
Dolly Young Real Estate, 778-0807 or 778-
5427.

WATERFRONT HOME with tropical landscap-
ing. 603 Ambassador Lane, Key Royale. New
dock, seawall, boat lift and tile roof. 2-3BR/
2BA, private golf course. Sellers motivated.
$459,000. Jessyca Sanders, (800) 928-1116
or (727) 409-6929, Remax Executives.


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500 steps to white sandy beach.
This wonderful home features
new kitchen, 3BR/1.5BA,
Florida room, large fenced back
yard. $334,700. Call Jon, 778-
6066. MLS#81664.


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TROPICAL HORIZONS Large 2BR condo in STUNNING KEY WEST ISLAND HOME 3BR/
choice Holmes Beach area. Walk to shopping 3BA with partial Gulf and Bay views. Tile with
and restaurants. Very close to the beach with marble borders throughout and too many up-
some Gulf views. Rooftop sundeck. $415,000. grades to list. $479,000. Call Jane Grossman or
Call Denny Rauschl at 778-4800 or 725-2924. Nicole Skaggs at 778-4800 or 778-4451.
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WHAT A VIEW Direct Gulf view at a bargain price.
2BR/2BA, turnkey furnished. Heated pool and
within walking distance to everything. $349,000.
Call Ed Oliveira at 778-4800 or 705-4800.


66 STEPS TO THE BEACH 3BR/2BA turkey
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SANDY BEACHES and Gulf
i t 4 views from this updated, fully fur-
nished Sun Plaza West condo
with 2BR/2BA. Secure Gulffront
building with elevator, lighted ten-
nis court and nool. MLS#82198.
Call Lila or Brad Pearson, 761-
3100 or call 778-2246.
HOLMES BEACH CONDO .
Lovely 3BR/2BA, Island Village
end-unit with bay views from
lanai. Short walk to beach. New
A/C, appliances. Two-car ga-
rage! MLS#81968. Call Lila or
Brad Pearson, 761-3100 or call
-778-2246.
BEST BUY ON ISLAND! 2BR/
1 BA condo with garage, electric
door opener plus extra parking.
White tile floors! In the center of
Holmes Beachl $144,900. Don't
wait! Call Harold Small today at
778-2246.
RARE FIND IN ANNA MARIA!
Waterfront home with 4BR/3BA,
plus 40-foot dock on saltwater
canal, fenced yard and many
fruit trees. In secluded north
Anna Maria. Priced at $639,000.
Call Harold Small, 778-2246.

a 2,516 sq.ft., 4BR/3BA in gated-
b i, 1 community. Built in 2001, with
custom cabinets, granite tops,
exceptional detail finishes and
bay views plus deep-water dock.
$530,000. Call Dave Moynihan,
778-2246 or 778-7976.
MAGNIFICENT BAYFRONT
built by Whitehead in 1996,
this 3/5BR/4/5BA home is I
5,450 of exceptional quality 4`4'6u1ii
and detail. Lush tropical set- -
ting with incredible pool, spa -
and dock area. $2,750,000.
Call Dave Moynihan, 778-
2246 or 778-7976.
PARADISE REDUCED This
S2BR/2BA home has deeded
S& 1 ~w after rights on canal and re-
duced to just $237,000. Dock is
steps away and everything in
tip-top condition. Great se-
cluded location. Call Anne
Miller 778-2246 or 792-6475.
OPEN SUNDAY 2 TO 4 Gra-
cious, renovated canalfront
home with two docks, deck, .
caged & heated pool. Three
bedroom suites each with pri-
vate bath and walk-in closets
and dreamy kitchen. Call Dee <
Jorcyk, 778-2246.

BAYFRONT LOT in exclusive gated community with
dockage for 40 ft. boat on Palma Sola Bay with access
to Intracoastal and Gulf. $259,500. Call Dave
Moynihan, 778-2246.

2217 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, Florida 34217
778-2246 800-211-2323


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Gloria Hollinsworth Helen White Mary Ann Schmidt

HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX
2BR/2BA each side. Mint condition, short walk to
beach. Excellent rental. New kitchen, new roof,
beautiful landscaping, storage shed, deck. Quiet
area. $259,900.
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.
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.
ISLAND VILLAGE
3BR/2BA, professionally decorated condo. Just
listed! Turnkey furnished, spacious, heated pool,
small pets, tennis, across from beach and close to
everything. $294,000.
ISLAND FAMILY HOME
3BR/2BA, plus den. Central Holmes Beach, split-
plan, ceramic tile, skylights, French doors, fire-
place, large fenced corner lot, deck, workshop.
Short walk to beautiful beach. $429,000.
DIRECT GULFFRONT CONDO
3BR/2BA turnkey furnished Gulfplace condo.
Walk out to gorgeous white sandy beach in prime
Holmes Beach area. Lighted tennis, heated pool
and great rental history. Call to view. Exclusively
shown. $769,000.
KEY ROYALE POOL HOME + BOAT
4BR/3BA Key Royale "500" block, split plan, fam-
ily room, canalfront, boat lift and 17-foot speed-
boat, caged pool, two blocks to great beach. Just
listed! $539,000.


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Patti Marifjeren


ANNUAL RENTALS
Perico Bay Club 2BR/2BA villa,
pool, garage $1,100 month
Runaway Bay IBR/1 BA, pool, tennis $700 month
Cortez 2BR/1BA w/deepwater dock $1,000 month
SEASONAL RENTALS
Condominiums and Homes Weekly/Monthly
from $500 week / $1000 month
779-0202 (800) 732-6434
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WATERFRONT HOMES

S 505 67th St. .............. New $468,9(

Frank Davis 525 67th St. ................... $499,5(
Broker
684 Key Royale Dr............. $725,01

524 72nd St ................... $459,04

2306 Canasta Drive ..... $1,095,04

Melinda Bordes 111 Gull Drive ...Reduced $529,54
Realtor
632 Key Royale Drive ......... $559,0

S 509 68th Street .............. $439,0'

722 Key Royale Dr.......... $625,0(

MarianneCorrell 621 Concord Lane ......... $499,0'
Realtor

,ISLAND HOMES,

CONDOS & LOTS

Sun Plaza West #201 New $425,0

Bob Fittro 8803 Gulf Dr ................ $334,74
Realtor
203 78th St............ New $379,0

S Playa Encantada #212..... $459,0
S-
509 S. Bay Blvd............. $679,0
Richard Freeman
Realtor 1103 Gulf Dr. South........... $535,0

Bradenton Beach Club from$500,0O

409 Spring Ave lot ........... $249,5

Beachwalk Townhomes New Project from... $434,
Alan Galletto
Brker/Salesperson 409 Bay Palms Drive....... $369,5(

4002 6th Ave. .............. $389,0'

Waters Edge #208N ........ $384,9'

113 75th St .................. $649,0'
Bill Jones 214 83rd tr
Broker/Salesperson 214 83rd Street .............. $339,0

5619 Gulf Drive............. $349,01

210 83rd Street .............. $335,01

216 85th Street .............. $324,91
Jon Kent
Realtor 2906 Gulf Drive.............. $299,9(

710 North Shore lot........ $299,0(

2904 Gulf Drive lot......... $175,0(

DUPLEXES

To Nelson 1703 Gulf Dr. N............. $495,0(

405 N. Bay Blvd............. $629,0(

S- I7 204 65th St................. $299,0(

MAINLAND
Nick Patsios 3948 Mariners Way......... $439,90
Broker/Salesperson
2418 90th St. NW........ $3,195,00

1189 Edgewater Cr. ........... $247,5C

1206 Spoonbill Landing Cir. $227,00
Chris Shaw 1323 Perico Pt. Cir............. $255,00
Realtor
Two waterfront acres ....... $1,500,00

COMMERCIAL

PROPERTIES
Marilyn Trevethan
Realtor 1703 Gulf Dr. N.............. $495,00


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'' Extrap Time 1 2 131 4 15 Shortz81910 11 12 3 14 115 16 17
By Lynn Lempel! Edited by Will Shortz


Across
1 Biker
8 Source of a wake-up
call
13 Lighter alternative
18 Parrot
19 Something to follow
20 One going door-to-
door, maybe
22 Item in a smuggler's
first-aid kit?
24 Napping, so to speak
25 Kind of sandwich
26 Affronts
27 Need for a new arrival
28 Bread at a meal
29 Key abbr.
30 Private area?
32 Site of a noted fossil
find
33 32-Across is part of it
34 Dent in a vacuum
cleaner?
39 Shrovetide serving
40 See 95-Down
43 Ton, for one
44 Small round window
45 Flipped (through)
46 Performed a canticle,
e.g.
48 Archaeological site
49 Kind of dish
50 Subject of a Congres-
sional committee
51 Firm symbols
52 They're given money
to waste
54 Room with a vue
55 Rubdown at a moun-


tain resort?
58 Like L.B.J.
60 Affiliations
61 Naturalness
62 Jumble
63 Wise guy
64 Key abbr.
65 Mad rush to get out?
69 Fountain orders
70 Not meant to be re-
peated
72 Dish makers
73 Fountain orders
74 Lewis with Lamb Chop
75 Wrap.
76 Homestead holder
77 Least risky
79 Seek information from
80 Like some attempts
81 People who get the last
word in?: Abbr.
82 Like best friends
83 Expense incurred in
mailing a handbook?
86 Loads
87 Rap
88 Embarkation location
89 Ticked
92 Baloney
93 Heavy cart
94 Jenny with a program
97 Embarkation location
99 Unsatisfying reply to a
question
101 Take Alaska off the tour
itinerary?
104Classical guitar great
105Make zero, maybe
106Punch with a kick
107Chill, so to speak
108James or Jackson
109Speaker part


Down
1 Photos
2 Be theatrical
3 Takes to Sardi's, say
4 Sew on, e.g.
5 Symbol of happiness
6 Terminal info
7 Yiddish Mr.
8 Newspaper attention-
getter
9 Language of Lahore
10 Capture
11 Fireplace fill
12 Fleecing target
13 Beatle follower?
14 Hussein I, for one
15 Stalled driver's re-
quest
16 Proverb not meant to
be repeated?
17 Emma or Jane Eyre
20 Pinup feature
21 No longer outstand-
ing, in a way
23 Black ink item
27 Pet pad
30 Leakey discovery
31 Gung-ho
32 Crows' cousins
33 Firebox feature
35 Prevention measure?
36 Mazuma
37 Principle
38 Brains belong to it
39 Wide-eyed Davis
40 Break of day?
41 Necessitates
42 Film shot at the Olym-
pics?
45 O'Hara's portrayer
47 Art store stock
48 With 67-Down,
"Moonraker" star
49 Period


51 Santa's reference
53 Voided
55 Santa Maria wreck
site
56 Fountain order
57 Doesn't hold up well
59 Abbr. before multiple
surnames
61 Put forth
63 By and by
65 Obliterate
66 Entered the picture?
67 See 48-Down
68 Coral producer


69 Bad, for good
71 Place for a medal
73 Frock sporter
75 Something to follow
76 Scandal suffix
77 Finds, with "up"
78 Finished
79 Jetty
80 Triumphant gesture
83 Gold Coast locale .
84 Narcotic
85 Materialize
87 St. (river to the
Mississippi)
90 In pieces


91 Stray on the range
93 Met attraction
94 Algonquian language
95 With 40-Across,
McMurdo Sound lo-
cale
96 Captors in a sci-fi
classic
97 Accomplished
98 Floor it
100Helios's Roman
counterpart
101 Hoops legend
102Chi hrs.
103Command to Dobbin


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car garage on 7 3 acres, 4.8 acres commercial and
2.5 acres residential. Great opportunity with lots of
pcterntal S3-49.900. MLS#74930. Chard Winheim.


SUNBOW BAY Large 3BR/3BA split plan
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._',-re, .j.arae area and huge storage.
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MIRROR LAKE Pride of ownership shows. Ce-
ramic tile, new kitchen cabinets and counter
tops, enclosed lanai. Great location. $78,200.
MLS#82205. Tom and Kitty Frost, 778-2261.
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HOLMES BEACH Marvelous opportunity to be so
close to the beach. 3BR/2BA, two fireplaces, newer
kitchen and laundry inside. Room for a pool.
$324,900. MLS#82106. Carol Tucker, 778-2261.


KEY ROYALE We have the perfect "Island in the
Sun" home for you! Neighborhood by $1 million
gems, bay views. $649,000. MLS#76295. Jim
and Barb Vitale, 778-2261.











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