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Creator: Islander
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Creation Date: April 17, 2002

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Skimming the news ... Little League baseball continues on Island, page 20.


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"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"


Volume 10, no. 23, April 17, 2002 FREE


Accusations fly at Anna Maria 'friendly' meeting


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
What would an Anna Maria public meeting be
without a little mud-slinging? Some people might say
you'd be at a meeting in Holmes Beach.
It didn't take long at the April 9 public meeting
called by Mayor SueLynn as a friendly and informal
"information gathering" session on Bayfront Park for
the accusations to start flying.
The meeting began innocently enough when
Manatee County Parks and Recreation department su-
pervisor Cindi Turner said that former Anna Maria
Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh contacted her last December


and asked if the county was interested in returning care
and control of the park to the city.
Not so, cried Anna Maria resident Rick DeFrank.
It wasn't former Mayor Deffenbaugh who brought up
the idea of the city taking back Bayfront Park, but a
"present commissioner who is leading the charge."
DeFrank asked what the motives are behind the push
to get Bayfront Park back from the county.
City Commissioner John Michaels, however,
asked who DeFrank was referring to.
"That's for me to understand," replied DeFrank.
An indignant Michaels said DeFrank was making
accusations.


Anna Maria resident Tom Quinn said DeFrank was
speaking specifically about Michaels.
Michaels explained that he had only picked up on
what Deffenbaugh had said at a special city commis-
sion meeting on parking Dec. 11 and had taken a tour
of the park last December with an Islander reporter to
highlight maintenance problems and some upgrading
the county needed to perform. He had made no men-
tion then of the city taking the park back, and "that's
the full extent of it."
"Now, you are accusing me of wanting to build
PLEASE SEE BAYFRONT, PAGE 3


Renourishment


heads toward


Bradenton


Beach
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The county's $9.3 million beach renourishment
project on Anna. Maria Island is going so smoothly,
there's a "pattern of no problems," said Charlie
Hunsicker, Manatee County eco-systems manager.
In fact, the project is just over three weeks old and
work crews are already pumping sand onto the beach
about 300 feet south of the fishing pier at Holmes
Beach, after starting in Anna Maria.
Renourishment is moving so rapidly that
beachfront residents who want to complain about too
much noise and activity have only a day or two of ir-
ritation before workers, graders, loaders, pipes and
other sources of the complaints have moved on, W
Hunsicker said. The
Surprisingly, there were no complaints in Anna Be
PLEASE SEE BEACH, NEXT PAGE place


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Elementary school design plans


ready for district board approval


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Architect Ernie Dreher of SMRT in Sarasota un-
veiled the final draft for the proposed construction
plans at Anna Maria Elementary School to a small au-
dience of school staff and community members this,
week.
Dreher said the latest design plan was based on!
concerns and comments raised at a March 12 public
meeting, as well as recent meetings with staff at the
Island school.
The plan, which will be presented to the Manatee
County School Board for its review June 15, includes
an outdoor amphitheater, increased parking, a covered
drop-off zone, open-air corridors and a two stories of
classrooms in a building in the center of campus.
Previous plans included a combined auditorium-


cafeteria known as a cafetorium, but in the final draft
separate facilities are proposed,with art and music
classrooms attached to the auditorium. The cafeteria
will be expanded to three times its current size, accord-
ing to the plan.
Still at issue is how to secure the campus after
hours. Holmes Beach Police Officer Pete Lannon ac-
knowledged that there have been problems with people
using the play area inappropriately after school and
weekends.
Lannon also predicted that the proposed amphithe-
ater would attract skateboarders looking for a challeng-
ing arena.
The consensus of those in attendance was that
fencing off the campus would be not only unattractive
PLEASE SEE SCHOOL, PAGE 3


Ilappening

Fun Day, Devil Ray day Saturday
You're invited to join the fun at the second
annual Anna Maria Day at Tropicana Field, but
first there's a day of fun to be had at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center.
The fun starts at the Center with Little
League team and player pictures, then there
will be a "Home Run Derby" hitting contest,
pitching accuracy contest, adult vs. league
player games and more until 4 p.m.
Following the Center fun, some of the
crowd will depart by bus and cars at 4:30 p.m.
for Tropicana Field for a game between the
Baltimore Orioles and the Tampa Bay Devil
Rays. Tickets and bus reservations are a must.
More information, inside.

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Meetings


Anna Maria City
April 17, 7 p.m., Environmental Education and En-
hancement Committee meeting.
April 22, 7:30 p.m., planning and zoning board
meeting.
April 25, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
April 18, 7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda:
Public comment, second reading and public hearing
on proposed building moratorium, Privateers special
event request, Bridge Street festival special request,
additional expense on electrical repairs to city pier,
asphalt proposals for city hall parking lot and city
pier area, consent agenda and commission reports.
April 24, 2 p.m., budget meeting.
April 25, 6:30 p.m., board of adjustment meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
April 18, 1 p.m., planning commission meeting.
April 23, 7 p.m., city commission meeting with work
session immediately following
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Of Interest
April 17, 2 p.m., Barrier Island Elected Officials
meeting, Longboat Key Town Hall.
April 18, 6 p.m., West Manatee Fire & Rescue Dis-
trict Commission meeting, 6001 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
April 22, 9:30 a.m., Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan
Planning Organization meeting, Sudakoff Hall,
USF-New College Campus, Sarasota.


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Maria and only a few have been reported in Holmes
Beach, he said.
But Islanders shouldn't get too complacent, he
added. The project is only a few days away from reach-
ing Bradenton Beach, perhaps the beach most in need
of renourishment.
"There is severe erosion in Bradenton Beach and
that's where a lot of time is going to be spent to build
sufficient beach width," Hunsicker said. The condition
of Bradenton Beach is "kind of why we are even here."
Another work slowdown will come as crews ex-
tend the pipes farther south from the arrival point on-
shore, currently located just south of the pier at the
Manatee Public Beach. With no onshore pumping sta-
tion, the movement of sand through the pipes will slow
somewhat as renourishment heads south through
Bradenton Beach to Coquina Beach, Hunsicker said.
Hunsicker, however, is still optimistic that contrac-
tor Great Lakes Dredge and Dock will meet the June


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completion deadline, as long as there are no major
mechanical breakdowns or weather related delays.
"Our approach is 'keep working,'" he said.

Expect some beach shrinkage
Rick Spadoni of Coastal Planning and Engineer-
ing, the county's marine engineer overseeing the beach
renourishment project, said that during the next year,
wave action will likely reduce the current renourished
beach size by about 40 percent in some places.
That's to be expected, said Spadoni, and it's a pro-
cess of the waves finding the "equilibrium slope" for
the beach, or "scarring."
After the beach slope reaches its "equilibrium,"
then "you'll see what's designed to stay in place" for
the next few years, said Spadoni.
The beach is over-widened in many locations to
take these factors into account, he said. Currently, the
beach is widened by as much as 200 feet in some lo-
cations in anticipation of shrinkage.
When completed, Anna Maria beaches should not
need another renourishment project for five to seven
years, Hunsicker has said previously.


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The Great American Cleanup will hit Anna Maria
Island and the Palma. Sola Causeway Saturday morn-
ing, April 20.
Much of the rest of Manatee County will clean up
that day, too, said Ingrid McClellan, executive direc-
tor of the sponsoring Keep.Mariatee Beautiful.
Volunteers should report to check-in centers by 9
a.m. for assignments, or may just go to work at a beach
or park or road of their choice. Check-in centers are:
Anna Maria City Hall.
Holmes Beach, Kingfish Boat Ramp.
Bradenton Beach, Beach House Restaurant park-
ing lot.
Palma Sola Causeway, north pavilions.
Further information may be obtained from
McClellan at 795-8272.


Bayfront Park proves provocative
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

condos" at Bayfront Park, Michaels retorted to
DeFrank.
When DeFrank shot back a reply, SueLynn said
DeFrank was "out of order" and asked him to sit down.
"We are here to get issues and concerns on the
park, not to point fingers and place blame. I want no
more of this," the mayor said.
"If you have issues with Commissioner Michaels,
handle them at another time."
But Quinn then claimed Michaels had approached
him for input because the city wanted to take the park
back from the county.
"Not exactly," said Michaels. He was asking for
input from Quinn on whether or not the city should take
back the park. "I don't want to take this back," said an
indignant Michaels, but there were a lot of maintenance
problems at the park at that time and he wanted to look
at all the options.
Since those discussions, said Michaels, a lot of
improvements have been made by the county, and they
are addressing the parking problems, among other is-
sues.
Later in the meeting, when Michaels reiterated that
there was a lack of maintenance at Bayfront Park,
DeFrank again jumped up to speak again.
"I think you can connect a couple of dots,"
DeFrank said. "All of the sudden, it's hovercraft and
the county park."
SueLynn told DeFrank not to raise that issue again,
but DeFrank wasn't through. He claimed he was at-
tacked, but he will "stand" on what he said.


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Police Officer Pete Lannon discuss the proposed
changes for the Island school. Islander Photos:
Diana Bogan

Anti-trashers
Manatee County Sheriff
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deputies have joined the
" Keep Manatee Beautiful
S campaign with a "trash
trackers" program in
which citizens report
S.. litterers. To be a
tracker, call 795-8272.
Shown with Wells and
e A some of his staff are
Ingrid McClellan,
executive, and James
Payne, both of Keep
Manatee Beautiful. The
annual beach cleanup
on Anna Maria Island
will be April 20.


Former Anna Maria Vice Mayor Tom Skoloda
pressed the issue, saying the original concerns over
Bayfront Park were maintenance issues that led to dis-
cussions by Deffenbaugh on ending the county con-
tract.
Skoloda then said that from Deffenbaugh's initial
discussions, "It's easy for us to see how the city could
take back the park," re-zone it for commercial pur-
poses, then people interested in real estate could have
condominiums built there and "that's a real problem."
DeFrank jumped in again, saying he was upset that
he was not allowed to speak earlier by Mayor SueLynn
and he wanted his objections on the record. "I spoke to
a commissioner and that initiated this charge and he
seemed to have taken offense. If the shoe fits, wear it."
"So noted," said SueLynn.
But there were more attacks against the elected
officials in attendance.
When the discussion turned to a proposal to land
a hovercraft at Bayfront Park with paying passengers
from Pinellas County, former City Commissioner Jay
Hill asked why SueLynn had even mentioned the item
at a previous commission meeting.
"At that point in time, you could have stopped it
then, couldn't you?" he questioned."You choose to let
some people be heard and not others," he claimed. "It's
very unfair and it's very one-sided."
He said the mayor did not chastise Michaels ear-
lier in the meeting for his outburst, yet "you chastised
Rick [DeFrank] and it's very unfair."
SueLynn explained that because the hovercraft was
a serious issue, the public had a right to be informed,
and the company had a right to have its proposal heard.
A legal opinion on the issue from City Attorney Jim
Dye was presented at the April 11 commission work-
shop session.


THE ISLANDER E APRIL 17, 2002 0 PAGE 3


Bay Boulevard development
rushes forward
A proposal for a private, gated-community
including 17 single-family homes in Anna Maria
off South Bay Boulevard is apparently "on" ac-
cording to Mayor SueLynn.
The mayor said it is her understanding that
GRS Development LLC was to submit a letter to
the planning and zoning board asking for inclusion
on its April 22 agenda for discussion of the project.
That, however, didn't happen because the
time expired to advertise the hearing, although
GRS representatives met with City Attorney Jim
Dye to discuss the application process.
The mayor said she understands they will
now ask for a special meeting to expedite their
request, which will include vacating two rights-
of-way on the property.
The project had been stalled for some time
as efforts by the Lardas family to sell the prop-
erty were underway, a local real estate agent fa-
miliar with the property said. However, GRS has
apparently made an offer and will submit a de-
velopment application.
"It's definitely on again," said SueLynn.
Efforts to reach developers Robert Byrne of
Holmes Beach and Steve Noriega of Tampa
were unsuccessful at press deadline.


School design plans presented
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

but would prevent children from using the playground
after school.
Principal Tim Kolbe said there are alternatives that
can be developed to deal with security.
A complete report of campus issues and the recom-
mendation for new construction following Dreher's de-
sign plan completes Phase I of the construction plans.
Phase II will begin after the school board passes its
capital plan and releases the construction funds.
Project Director Larry Roemer said he couldn't
predict when the school board will act on the capital
plan. "It might be in July or it could be October."
In the meantime, four contractors are being inter-
viewed to be the project's construction manager when
Phase II begins.
During Phase II, in-depth discussions between the
project team members, the school staff and the commu-
nity will examine the best way to execute Dreher's de-
sign plan.

The mayor said she was going to reply in writing
to the hovercraft people, but she needed a solid, legal
basis for denying-their proposal; and that had to be done
with the full consent of the commission.
Michaels also doused any notion he was interested
in the hovercraft, saying that in his opinion, "they don't
have any solid basis to land" at Bayfront Park and he
was "against bringing more traffic" to the city from the
bayside.
But the April 9 meeting was supposed to be infor-
mation gathering on Bayfront Park, both pro and con.
SueLynn said that while she campaigned for elec-
tion against the city taking back Bayfront Park, it was
only fair to hear from the public on their concerns.
There was near unanimous consent from those in
attendance that the city should not take over mainte-
nance of the park, that the county was doing a fine job,
and there were merely some small maintenance and
"window dressing" issues to overcome.
The mayor said she and Turner will meet in early
May to discuss all the problems with Bayfront Park
mentioned at this meeting, and any others that might
come to light.
Anna Maria resident Randall Stover suggested that
the city and county walk through the park twice a year
to look at maintenance and identify problems that need
to be fixed.
Stover complimented the mayor for holding pro-
ductive, public meetings. In fact, many of the folks in
attendance also complimented the mayor for holding
public meetings on this and other issues.
Dr. John Cello, who lives across from the park,
suggested the city reaffirm that it has no intention of
taking the park back from the county, and is commit-
ted to it remaining a public recreation area. SueLynn
said she would take this into consideration.









IMS walk-a-thon an all-around.town success


By Andrea Dennis
Islander Reporter
For weeks, Island Middle School has been scout-
ing the community for donations, pledges and scholar-
ships for its fundraising event "Walk the Island for Is-
land Middle School." And, before the six-mile trek
even began a little before 9 a.m. last Saturday, it was
already a success.
"We exceeded our [$15,000] goal," said Mary Beth
Morgan, IMS Secretary. "We are probably in the
$16,000 range before leaving here."
They did leave the school, though, and for all 75
walkers it was certainly a day of fun. Everyone from
the participants to the sponsors agreed.
"Not bad, not bad at all," said Mike Dittmeier, IMS
parent who walked with his family, finishing in one
hour, 50 minutes. "It was easy."
Employees of gold-sponsor Island Chiropractic
manned a break station along the walk's route, and
members attended the post-event fling at the Coquina
Beach pavilion.
Kathleen Schubel of Island Chiropractic said, "We
wanted to support the school and our community." And
they would contribute again, and maybe more, next
year.
"I would love to walk," said Shelly Hetrick, who
helped out at aid-station No. 3.
IMS Director Jeanne Shell intentionally strolled
across the finish line last as walker No. 75 to ensure
everyone ahead of her arrived safely a little tired and
with a blistered toe, but much excitement.
"I made it. It was wonderful," Shell said. "You
actually have to walk it to get the experience."
And, before taking off to relax in the shade, enjoy
some food and beverage provided by the Anna Maria
Island Privateers and Scoops, enjoy the music of Jimi
G and Midnight Rose, and await the winners of the
raffle drawing, Shell gave praise to the community for
helping make the event a success.
"It's a community thing," she said. "We did it."


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Leader of the pack
Justin Gray, 14, crosses the finish line first at the "Walk the Island for Island Middle School" fundraiser
Saturday. Gray attends King Middle School, while twin brother Jason attends IMS. Islander Photos: Andrea
Dennis


It's a tie
Friends Ryan Hackl and Justin Hamblin, both 12, sign in with IMS parent Jamie Rodriguez after crossing the
finish line together. Hackl and Hamblin were the first IMS students to finish the walk-a-thon.


Donating the digs
Local designer Pam Fortenberry shows off her
"Walk the Island for Island Middle School" T-shirt
that she designed with ideas from IMS students.
Fortenberry participated in the event, as well, and
said, "It was wonderful."


Little League Fun Day,
Devil Ray day Saturday
You're invited to join the fun at the second annual
Anna Maria Day at Tropicana Field, but first there's a
day of fun to be had at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center.
The Island's Little League organization and the
Center have joined together to offer all Island residents
and Little League participants a day of fun and base-
ball.
The fun starts at the Center with Little League
team and player pictures from 10 a.m. to noon, then
there will be a "Home Run Derby" hitting contest,
pitching accuracy contest, adult vs. league player


games and other fun activities, including rock climb-
ing and a "moon walk" fun house. Those activities will
go on until 4 p.m.
Following the Center fun, some of the crowd will
depart by bus and cars at 4:30 p.m. for Tropicana Field
for a game between the Baltimore Orioles and the
Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Tickets and bus reservations
are a must.
Anna Maria Island Little Leaguers are scheduled
to parade around the ball field, sing "Take Me Out to
the Ballgame," and take part in a contest to throw out
the first pitch of the game.
If you are interested in attending the Devil Rays
game or would like more information, call the Center
at 778-1908.





THE ISLANDERS APRIL 17, 2002-U PAGE 5


Residents unhappy with Center land deal


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
"Don't give away city land," was the rallying cry
for a number of Anna Maria residents April 11 at the
city commission workshop.
That was in response to a plea by the Anna Maria
Island Community Center to give it title to the land to
aid the non-profit organization's fundraising efforts for
expansion. Some city residents would like the Center
to pay big bucks for the land, rather than getting a free-
bie, while others just don't want the Center to get any
bigger.
Attorney Alan Bobo, an Island resident and
AMICC board member, said the Center is having
trouble raising the necessary $2.5 million for renova-
tions and expansion because many private donors say
they can't give money to a non-profit corporation to
build on land it doesn't own.
"It's been difficult to raise money for a government
building that we don't own," said Bobo.
Too bad, said city resident Shirley O'Day. "I'd say
the land is worth about $1.5 million. Are we going to
give it away?"
Resident Rick DeFrank said it sounded like a busi-
ness transaction. The AMICC should make an offer on
the property and see if the city accepts it.
Sorry, said Bobo, "we are beggars. We are striving
to raise $2.5 million" for expansion, not to buy a piece
of land from the city.
He said the expansion is to build a better commu-
nity center for the good of all Island residents, not just
people living in the City of Anna Maria. The current
facility has two rooms, one gymnasium and 4,000
members.
Tom Skoloda said Anna Maria is a residential com-
munity and it would be better if the Center took that
$2.5 million and built a new facility elsewhere.
Can't be done, said Bobo, because there is no prop-
erty available on the Island of the size needed and the
Center couldn't be built for that price.
He also pointed out the original land was given to
the city in 1971 by two private donors and the school


board to be used for youth recreation. It was never in-
tended for commercial purposes.
But a number of residents were simply opposed to
expansion of the Center, particularly in a residential
area. "We can only be so big," said Randall Stover.
"It's large enough for Anna Maria, go look else-
where," said another resident.
City resident Bill Modis, however, said some
people were simply "stuck in the mud" over the title
issue. "Let's move forward," he proclaimed.
City Commissioner Chuck Webb said he clearly
had some issues and concerns over the request by the
Center and suggested he and the board examine some
of the legal aspects of the proposal before the issue
returns again as an agenda item.

Hovercraft
The craft that glides on air over the water sank
rather quickly along Anna Maria's shores, particularly
after City Attorney Jim Dye delivered his legal opin-
ion that the hovercraft is a commercial venture and
does not conform to current city codes. Nor does it
comply with the city's comprehensive plan.
That brought a round of applause from the audience
and Mayor SueLynn said she would immediately write a
letter to the hovercraft people stating why the city could
not allow that craft to operate at Bayfront Park.
While that brought smiles to the residents, it is not
the official end of any hovercfraft operating from Anna
Maria. Dye's letter noted that the hovercraft could still
operate from a commercial pier or dock, such as the
city pier.

Cell tower consultant
SueLynn got commission approval to engage the firm
of Kreines & Kreines to hold an all-day workshop session
for the commission and members of the public on cell
tower ordinances and cellular communications master
plans. Cost of the workshop is $2,500 plus expenses. If
that company is later chosen to write a cell tower master
plan for the city, the cost could be around $15,000, the
mayor said.


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There was some question as to why the city attor-
ney and the commission could not write the ordinance
and save the city some money.
The problem, the mayor said, is the needed exper-
tise involved to prevent any cellular communications
company from building whatever tower it wanted in the
city, or suing the city for having a restrictive and pro-
hibitive cellular communications ordinance.

Other business
The commission gave consensus approval to the
county's "Accord" agreement on control over future
growth and development, and the inclusion of an Island
representative on the Accord's Joint Planning Commis-
sion.
The commission also had a first reading on an ordi-
nance to establish an historical preservation district for the
Belle Haven cottage; heard that the code enforcement
officer can take training in animal control officer certifi-
cation, and had an update on the annual audit from City
Clerk Alice Baird.
The audit was "clean," said Baird. It showed the city
had a surplus last fiscal year of $199,181 (revenue over
expenditures). "The city is in good shape," Baird said.
The mayor said she was having trouble with get-
ting Waste Management Inc. to start collections in the
business district on Pine Avenue at 7 a.m. instead of
residential areas where people were still sleeping at that
hour. She said she would probably have to ride on a
truck at 7 a.m. to "make sure they know how to get to
Pine Avenue."
SueLynn said she wants to change the hours of opera-
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Quantum leap?
Let's see now. We're to make a gigantic, dramatic leap
from the City of Anna Maria considering doing its own main-
tenance at Bayfront Park to selling condos there in our life-
time?
In a town where the whisper of a zoning change reverber-
ates through the streets like an amplified peacock mating call?
Where multi-family housing was erased from the books in the
1970s?
Sure. Nice try.
We just don't scare that easily.
And you can cry "wolf' a few times and still get
someone's attention, but by now it sounds more like an owl
screeching it's a "hoot."
Enough is enough. Enough name calling. Enough accusa-
tions. Enough already of the inflammatory rhetoric that pervades
city hall again. It stirs us to righteous indignation.
How did we go from maintaining a city park with city staff
to predictions of development doom and illicit condo profits?
Might as well ask Scott Bakula of TV's "Quantum Leap."
You'd get just about as good an answer as you would from any
Groucho, Zeppo and Harpo triad in Anna Maria.
There's a big fear of development on Anna Maria Island
and there's only one way to stop being afraid of what "may
come."
Protection from development comes in the form of zoning
laws. If the consensus is to eliminate future multi-family hous-
ing, condos, hotels and other large-scale development, such as
shopping centers, then zoning laws need to be strict and loop-
holes need to be plugged.
If year-round residents want protection from short-term
rentals and encroaching tourism, there are zoning restrictions
that can be implemented/enforced for that, too.
Zoning exists to protect neighborhoods. Not business, not
tourists.
Elected officials represent voters residents and property
owners. Not business and not tourists. Although there's a mix-
ture harmony to strive for within all aspects of what
makes up a community.
In our case, that's three communities three distinctly
different communities that often deal with similar problems.
Bradenton Beach is presently struggling with the success
of its redevelopment efforts and searching for ways to slow the
effects of its liberal zoning.
And Holmes Beach stands warned, where recreation land
has the potential to become clubhouses, and restaurants and
other commercial-zoned property can readily become condos
with unlimited density.
The message here would be, "Be careful what you wish
for, for you will surely get it."
How about toll bridges? Nah, don't wish for that. Paid
beach parking? Condos instead of parks? High rises? Nah. High
real estate prices? That, we got, and therein lies our problem.
Been to Boca Grande lately, for example?
Money begets greed. Anna Maria Island beware.



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Another 'lost beach
treasure' story
At first I thought it a miracle when I read about the
"beach treasure" in the April 10 issue of The Islander,
but then I must learn that there were others besides me
who have lost their wedding ring on the beaches of
Anna Maria.
Coming to the Island for 20-plus years I lost my
ring in the mid-1990s after a hot tennis match, seeking
recovery in the cool waters off the beach near 56th
street.
But mine was white gold with "Rose" and a 1970
wedding date.
May be someone else has found it and remembers
its fate. Is there a lost property place on the Island?
Juergen Lachmann


Trolley questions,
'no' to hovercraft
Is it me? Am I wrong? Two things: The trolley -
why do we have so many benches, some places on the
route there are as many as three, all in the same spot?
I have seen people standing under trees near the
benches and then run to the stop when the trolley ar-
rives. Why not put the benches under trees for shade?
As for helping with easing the traffic, is it only me that
has to sit behind the trolley that makes stops every 250
yards? I don't think so, the traffic backs up and the
noise is almost deafening every time it pulls away. I
really feel sorry for people living on the route with a
stop outside their house. Why didn't they put the stops
outside churches, shops, etc.? I would hate to be sitting
outside the Bistro Islands End having lunch when that
thing pulls away. Phew.
The hovercraft: I came over the humpback bridge
the other week and the hovercraft was sitting (parked).
with it's engine running, not pulling way or anything.
The noise was horrendous! If you own a dishwasher
that makes that noise, you've got problems or maybe


you had better get your hearing checked.
Oh, how I long for the peaceful days of yesteryear,
no incessant construction and quieter trolleys. What
happened to the bus service anyway and do we need
both? And please no hovercraft. I have traveled on
them many times crossing the English channel, they
may be a lot bigger but this one was just as noisy!
Susan Hatch, Anna Maria

A restaurant first
Response to Herb Ingersoll, Bradenton Beach:
Your response to the quote attributed to our asso-
ciate in the Feb. 27 Islander was quite understandable.
Had I read such a quote, I would have reacted precisely
as you did. Perhaps you would be kind enough to give
me the opportunity to set the record straight on several
points.
Clearly, he did not convey our intentions when
queried about how we intended to control bar traffic,
which had apparently been a problem prior to J.C.
Gardner's arrival. The point he was attempting to make
was simply that we are a restaurant that also serves
wine and liquor, rather than solely a bar. Because of
this fact, our wine and liquor prices reflect the price
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It has been and will continue to be our goal to of-
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at competitive prices. Obviously, this commitment was
not conveyed clearly and you were absolutely correct
to point out what appeared as a lack of concern for the
consumer. Let me assure you, nothing could be further
from the truth. J.C. Gardner's is anxious to prove to our
local residents and to all our visitors to this area that we
will do everything we can to earn your trust and your
patronage and that we will deserve to be regarded as a
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THE ISLANDER M APRIL 17, 2002 M PAGE 7


Perico birds, bayou viewing
by kayak
It's 6 a.m. and I'm loading gear in my kayak at the
water's edge on the north side of the bridge on Perico
Island. When I arrived about 20 minutes ago, the sky
was still night-black. I stayed in my car, doors locked,
feeling a little apprehensive until Dan Hough, manager
of Native Rentals in Holmes Beach who was nice
enough to deliver at this early hour, drove up in his
truck and unloaded my rented kayak.
Fifteen minutes later, my two companions arrive:
Jan Marie Martell, the video artist of "One Heart, One
Mind," a compelling video that illuminates the natural
wonders of the north Perico Island bayou and the pos-
sible impact of development there, and Les Martin, a
winter resident of Anna Maria Island and an ardent
kayaker.
It is low tide and the three of us are planning to
paddle into the north Perico bayou to enjoy the pristine
beauty of the area. Jan Marie hopes to shoot some more
footage for the video and I'm also prepared to shoot
with two cameras a 35-millimeter Nikon and a
brand new digital outfit in a waterproof bag. I have
been waiting for this moment since I first saw Martell's
video and knew I had to see this pristine area for my-
self.
Dawn is barely breaking over the trees on the east-
ern side of us when we glide between the wooden posts
at the entrance to the bayou.
I catch my breath. About 30 feet to our right, six
roseate spoonbills are standing in a narrow, shallow
area. The slowly rising sun casts just enough light to
illuminate the birds' rose-colored feathers. It is the first
time I have seen a spoonbill since our move to Florida.
This trip has already been worth the early morning


Avid kayaker Les Martin. Islander Photo: Jean Steiger

wake-up.
The three of us use hands to signal to each other,
afraid that any sound will send the spoonbills into
flight. With expertise gained from past trips, Jan Marie
sets up her tripod in the base of her kayak. I drop my
brick a homemade anchor in the water and rum-
mage in the waterproof bag for my camera. The spoon-
bills stand quietly, almost as if they are posing for us.
After about 20 minutes, I pull anchor and begin
paddling, drawn by the noisy flock of birds in the dis-
tance. Les is way ahead of me, but Jan Marie contin-
ues filming the spoonbills, now even brighter in rays of
the rising sun.
We are making this trip at low tide because that is
when the most birds are expected to be wading in the
bayou, selecting their breakfast from the veritable caf-
eteria offered by the shallow waters. Low tide also
means that we will probably have to get out of our kay-
aks and pull them behind us. We have come prepared
with water shoes and rigging for that purpose, and an-


chors to hold the kayaks in place when we use our cam-
eras.
But so far, the water has been deep enough to
paddle. I'm a little disappointed as I was looking for-
ward to the experience of walking through the bayou
but know that paddling is much easier.
I reach Les, who is observing egrets, ibises, several
large blue herons, plus a few roseate spoonbills, on the
western shore. Once again, I drag my camera out of the
tight confines of the plastic bag. I have already learned
that this narrow bag is not big enough for easy access
to my cameras and look enviously at the large covered
canisters both Les and Jan Marie are using. At least I
know what I need for the next trip.
Jan Marie arrives and begins filming the birds on
the western shore. She is standing in the water, peer-
ing through her camera, which is set firmly on the tri-
pod. The roseate spoonbills continue to attract my at-
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Beachwalker
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tention and I paddle toward another group in the far
northern reaches of the bayou.
At this point, I am tired of packing and unpacking
the two cameras from the bag and am carefully balanc-
ing one camera on my lap, trying not to spray any wa-
ter when I paddle. This is very risky and I'm almost
ready to give up the photography and just concentrate
on what's around me.
This is a glorious place. Lined by mangrove trees
and distant from the roads, the bayou is still untouched
by human hands. I feel like we've stepped back in time
and are privileged to have some sense of old Florida,
before it was so developed.
I'm reminded of several of the wonderful parks
I've visited in West Florida Ding Darling Sanctu-
ary on Sanibel Island and Cork Screw Sanctuary near
Naples and can imagine a path system or boardwalk
that would allow many people to enjoy this natural
wonder without disturbing the fragile ecology.
I pray that the City of Bradenton will be wise
enough to consider this far-sighted approach. Certainly,
the long-term financial advantage of tourism would far
out-weigh the possible revenues of a large develop-
ment.
The sun is up now and the morning light warms our
backs. I paddle back toward Les and Jan Marie. She has
decided to take a side trip through the mangrove trees.
I steer a course close to the mangroves and hit ground.
Great! An excuse to get out and walk.
The water is warm and the rubber shoes protect my
feet from small crabs and sharp objects. Walking is
hard work I feel like I'm walking in quicksand and
sudden muddy holes throw me off balance but I am
enjoying the leisurely pace. I see all manner of life
forms in the water that I can't identify.


When I reach deeper water, I get back in the kayak
and start paddling. Jan Marie passes me when I stop to
take a picture of an osprey perched on one of the
wooden posts just ahead of our the landing. Les is al-
ready waiting for us on land.
This is the second year that Les and his wife Ruth
have spent three months on Anna Maria Island, but he
has been vacationing here for 17 years. The Martins
live on an estuary in East Falmouth, Mass., the rest of
the year. During the summer, he works as a volunteer
to check the nitrogen and oxygen of the salt water pond
where he lives.
Les grew up in Nantucket where more than 50 per-
cent of the land is reserved for open space. He has been
active on the 300 Committee in East Falmouth, a group
that monitors development and buys up open land for
preservation. He calls the north Perico bayou a "trea-
sure."
According to him, "People need to realize what
they have and why they came here and what they will
lose if this development goes through. One reason
we're on the West Coast of Florida is because the East
Coast is all high rises and cement."
After my kayak has. been picked up and Les and
Jan Marie have loaded the other two on Les' car, we go
back to my house on Perico Island for a cold drink and
a chance to talk about our adventure. I can't wait to go
again. But the possibility that this amazing natural re-
source could be lost colors our conversation.
We all hope that, by working together, we can find
a solution that will preserve the delicate mosaic of habi-
tats and life forms found in the Bayou, and still provide
a natural resource that can be enjoyed by everyone.
On a sad note, Jan Marie reported that when she
reviewed her footage of the spoonbills, she discovered
in a close-up view that two birds had fish line entan-
gling their feet, one so bad that it appeared to impede
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house when he eventually retires, meanwhile
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way the real estate market is going here.
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Holmes Beach: Leffis is site for vet monument


By Paul Roat
Holmes Beach officials have joined the other Is-
land cities in rejecting a Manatee County compromise
proposal for a veterans memorial in Bradenton Beach.
More than a year ago, Island veterans approached
the mayors of Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach, Holmes
Beach and Longboat Key to request a location suitable
for a small plaque and flagpole to ceremonies honor-
ing veterans, to be held several times a year.
The mayors endorsed the highest mound at Leffis
Key and requested approval by county commissioners for
the veterans to install the sign and flagpole at their ex-
pense.
However, objections were voiced by members of
the Manatee County Audubon Society. The group said
the flagpole would disturb birds at Leffis Key and that
veterans ceremonies went against the intend of the
natural ambiance of Leffis Key.
County commissioners requested veterans and
birders to get together to reach a compromise. Nego-
tiations between the groups faltered, then failed, and
County Administrator Ernie Padgett finally entered
into the fray and offering a compromise location just
south of Leffis Key that he proposed to landscape, add
benches and a lighted flagpole.
Veterans objected and petitioned the three Island
cities to maintain their stance for the Leffis Key memo-
rial site. Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach agreed with
the vets; last week it was Holmes Beach officials' turn.
Audubon Conservation Chair Arlene Flisik told
Holmes Beach city commissioners "we're certain the vet-
erans would be careful and sincerely feel their intrusion
won't make a difference. But that's the way most nature
areas begin to decline, tiny insignificant piece by tiny in-
significant piece. Introducing non-environmental use be-
gins a precedent for other people-oriented uses, and these
days, veteran services are, rightly, less likely to be the
small affairs contemplated in the recent past."
City commissioners were unconvinced.
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Commissioners voted 3-1 to stand their ground for
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Approved hiring West Coast Marine to repair the
seawall at 28th Street and Avenue B for $61,900. The
seawall is in disrepair and commissioners learned ear-
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Still oinking
Liz Christie, Anna
Maria Privateer
treasurer and a
candidate in the
Boys and Girls
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Season-closing concert is Sunday
Bach, Handel, Respighi and Russian music will be
on the program Sunday, April 21, as the Anna Maria
Island Community Orchestra and Chorus closes its
season.
The concert will begin at 2 p.m. at Island Baptist
Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, open free to the
public with seating first come, first seated.
Artistic director Alfred Gershfeld will conduct the
orchestra and chorus master James Forssell will direct
the chorus. Assistant conductor will be James
Lienhard. Soloist will be Robert Winslow on both harp-
sichord and organ.
J.S. Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 will
present this major work on the harpsichord, along with
the orchestra.
F. Handel's "The King Shall Rejoice" and "Zadok
the Priest" will be presented as Two Coronation An-
thems by orchestra, chorus and organ.
0. Respighi's Antiques Airs & Dances by orches-
tra and harpsichord will be the first time this Italian
composer has been performed on the Island.
The Russian music will be in the form of four
hymns from the Russian liturgy with the chorus sing-
ing a capella, and an orchestra spokesperson said it is
"some of the most beautiful a capella music ever writ-
ten."

Players' success brings
expanded 2002 schedule
The inexorable law of the marketplace has caught
up with the artists of the Island Players demand is
up, so supply is going up.
The popular troupe is adding one night to each pre-
sentation on its 2002 schedule.
Nearly every Players program has been sold out
well in advance for the past several seasons, but de-
mand for tickets has kept growing. So starting with its
midsummer production of Shakespeare's "The Taming
of the Shrew," opening nights will be backed up to
Thursday instead of the Friday openings of the past.
"Shrew" will open Thursday, July 11, and run four
evenings through July 14, take a few days off and then
open July 17 for four more performances.
The regular schedule for this 54th season:
"Mother Hicks" by Susan Zeder Oct. 3-13.
"Rumors" by Neil Simon Nov. 14-24.
"Deathtrap" by Ira Levin Jan. 9-26, 2003.
"Art" by Yasmina Reza March 6-23, 2003.
"Open Season" by Michael McKeever May 8-18,
2003.
All plays will be staged at the Players' theater,
10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Further information
may be obtained by calling 778-5755.

Chamber of Commerce
card exchange Wednesday
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will
host a business card exchange from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednes-
day, April 24, at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, 6000 Ma-
rina Drive, Holmes Beach. The chamber asks that reser-
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Chamber has bargain
Devil Rays tickets
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce has come up with a sweet deal in baseball
tickets, courtesy of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
To cover its chamber membership fee, the
ball team gives the Island organization two tick-
ets to each of the 81 home games, and the cham-
ber offers them for sale at a cut rate.
Normally tickets to a game cost $12 each,
but the chamber offers two for $15, said Mary
Ann Brockman, executive director: They're
available at the chamber office, 5337 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach, or by calling Brockman
at 778-1541.


Players set Shakespeare
auditions on two Sundays
Auditions for "The Taming of the Shrew," the
Shakespeare play to be presented on the Island in July,
will be at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 21, and the fol-
lowing Sunday, April 22.
The Island Players will do the auditions at the
group's theater, Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue in Anna
Maria. Director is Kelly Woodland, who also directed
last year's inaugural Shakespeare summer production.
Additional information is available at 794-8762.


Awards for beautification
due tomorrow evening
The Martinique will receive- its beautification
award on schedule Thursday evening, April 18, along
with others being honored by the Island Garden Club.
Announcement of awards last week failed to in-
clude the Martinique, which will be honored for
adoptingi" a nearby traffic island on Gulf Drive. The
awards will be presented at the garden club's season-
closing meeting at 7 p.m. at the Church of the Annun-
ciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Other beautification awards will go to Mary
McGoran, Terry and Maureen Aldrich, Jack Elka, Rex
and Helen Hagen, Sandra and Terry Huffine and the
Island Village Condominium Association.


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Obituaries


Sumner E. Brumbaugh
Sumner E. Brumbaugh, 73, of Hollidaysburg, Pa.,
and Holmes Beach, died April 13.
Born in Claysburg, Mr. Brumbaugh was owner of
Brumbaugh Insurance Group and chairman of Central
Bank. He served in the U.S. Navy. He served on the
boards of First National Bank of the Commonwealth,
Pennsylvania National Altoona Hospital, Penn State
Altoona, Duncansville Kiwanis. He was a 32nd Degree
Mason. He attended First Presbyterian Church.
Services will be Friday, April 19, at First Presby-
terian Church, Hollidaysburg. Memorial contributions
may be made to Myelo Proliferatize Disease Research
Fund, Hematology Division, Johns Hopkins, Ross
Building, Room 1025, 720 Rutland Ave., Baltimore
MD 21205.
He is survived by sons Scott Emmert of
Hollidaysburg and David Sumner of Berwyn, Pa.;
daughter Karin Hall of Clarksburg, Md.; sisters Carol
Erdmann and Carolyn Guiduli, both of S. Burlington,
Vt.; and six grandchildren.

Jane E. Wennberg-Dageforde
Jane E, Wennberg-Dageforde, 45, of Bradenton,
died April 6.
Born in Hamilton County, Ohio, Mrs. Wennberg-
Dageforde came to Manatee County from Cincinnati
19 years ago. She was manager at Turtles bar and grill
in Holmes Beach and the Boiler Room in Bradenton.
She was Lutheran.
Visitation and services were April 14, and graveside
services April 15. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Cortez
Road Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by husband Mark; parents Norman
and Rovene Dageforde of Mason, Ohio; and brother
James Dageforde of Cincinnati.

Ray DeMarco
Capt. Ray DeMarco, 53, formerly of Holmes
Beach died Friday.
A charter fishing captain, he fished throughout
Florida but decided to settle on Anna Maria Island in
1995. Friends said he perfected the art of sight fishing
for tarpon on a fly rod "but that was his job. His true
love was hunting with his partner, Cracker Dog ... in
Florida or Alabama or Texas."
Memorial contributions may be made in his name
to the Hospsice of Southwest Florida, 5595 Rand
Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238. A memorial service will be
at his Bradenton home at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 20.


Mote Marine Laboratory will celebrate Earth
Day Friday through Monday with programs at the
laboratory's campus, on City Island off the south
ramp of the New Pass Bridge.
From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, April 19
through 21, visitors may make Earth Day buttons or
posters and "learn how to protect the health of
Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico."


Joseph Cyrus Funk
Joseph Cyrus Fun, 73, of Cassopolis, Mich., and
Holmes Beach, died April 11.
Born in Niles, Mich., Mr. Funk was retired as an
accounting manager with Chrysler Corp. in Detroit. He
served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.
Services were April 15 in Niles.
He is survived by companion Frances Smith-Wil-
liams; son Robert of Port Huron, Mich.; daughter
Nancy Mularski of Rochester Hills, Mich.; sisters Ellen
J. of Niles and Martha Helen Mennucci of South Bend;
brothers Donald P. of Altamonte and Leland P. of
Niles; and eight grandchildren.


The Rev. Harold John King
The Rev. Harold John King, 88, of Sun City Cen-
ter and formerly Anna Maria Island, died April 10.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in
Logansport, Ind., and the Rotary Club of Wausau, Wis.
Memorial services were April 15 in Sun City Cen-
ter. Memorial contributions may be made to the United
Presbyterian Foundation, 200 E. 12th St., Jefferson, IN
47130.
He is survived by wife Marguerite; sons John Tho-
mas of Farmington, Ariz., Harold J. Jr. of Phoenix, and
Calvin James of Plainfield. Ill.; daughter Carol Lynn
Stark of Oakbrook, Ill.; sisters Sally Copple of
Bradenton, Isabelle Brower of Thomasville, N.C., and
Esther Dykstra of Grand Rapids, Mich.; and five grand-
children.

Dorathy Alma Vail
Dorathy Alma Vail, 86, of Bradenton, died April
10.
Born in Piqua, Ohio, Mrs. Vail came to Manatee
County from Dayton, Ohio, in 1978. She was em-
ployed at Ohio Bell for 35 years. She was a member of
the Pioneer Club of Ohio Bell Telephone Co. She was
Catholic.
There were no services. Memorial contributions
may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955
Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238. Griffith-Cline Funeral
Home, Manatee Avenue Chapel, was in charge of ar-
rangements.
She is survived by sons Paul V. of Salisbury, N.C.,
and Guy J. of Bradenton; brothers Dick Hennessey of
Holmes Beach and Bill Hennessey of Bradenton; sis-
ter Eileen Webster of Bradenton; seven grandchildren;
and seven great-grandchildren.


Theme of the 2002 observances is "Protect Our
Home," with environment-based games. Saturday and
Sunday, students from Girls Inc. and Booker High
School will showcase mangrove cleanup projects.
Earth Day activities are included in the aquarium
admission, Mote said: $12 for adults, $8 for children.
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Turtle Watch pleased with beach renourishment


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
"Keep your fingers crossed," said Anna Maria Is-
land Turtle Watch Director Suzi Fox. "So far, we're
very pleased with beach renourishment."
The contractor is working ahead of schedule, the
Anna Maria portion is finished, and almost 50 percent
of the Holmes Beach section has been completed. And
the sand appears able to hold a turtle nest, she said.
But the real test comes when turtles actually start
returning to the beach of their birth to make their own
nests, and that won't be for another few weeks, said
"Turtle Tom" Van Ness, a beach-section coordinator
for Turtle Watch.
Van Ness and his volunteer crews have been up
before dawn, patrolling the Island beaches and looking
for the first signs of turtles on the beach, but nothing
yet. "Actually, it's still early in the nesting season,"
said Van Ness. Once the water temperature hits about
83 degrees Farenheit, expect the turtles to start coming
ashore. Right now, the water is around 77-78 degrees,
Van Ness said. "But I've had them sneak in early in the
past."
"We should see them anytime in the next few
weeks, that's why we're monitoring the beach," he
added. About 20 volunteers are on dawn patrol, and
they're also keeping tabs on the beach renourishment
project.
"Our beaches have to be just right for the turtles,"
he said, and that includes the compaction of the sand.
The turtles have to be able dig in and lay their eggs,
generally to a depth of about three feet.
If the sand isn't right, Van Ness and his volunteers
have to get permission from the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection to move the nest of eggs to
Coquina Beach, where renourishment has not yet
started. That's an option Van Ness and other volunteers
don't really like. "We want to avoid upsetting the
turtles," he said.
He's also hopeful the beach renourishment project
doesn't upset the turtles too much, and that the contrac-
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"So far, I've been impressed. They seem to be do-
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And there are things the general public can do to
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THE ISLANDER U APRIL 17, 2002 U PAGE 13


Turtle lighting workshop coming to Island


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
An array of turtle-friendly lights and a workshop
to explain them will be coming to Anna Maria Island
soon, one of the few in the state.
"It just depends on when they can fit us in," said
Suzi Fox, who holds the state permit for sea turtle pres-
ervation for Anna Maria Island.
She is back from the International Sea Turtle Sym-
posium in Miami, where she met with people from
around the world with an interest in marine turtles.
There were scientists, preservationists, educators, po-
litical interests and all manner of individuals, she said.
One focus of special interest to her was beach
renourishment as it affects turtle nesting. She con-


eluded that the current project on Anna Maria could
well be a model for all such projects, it is going so well.
Another focus was lighting, which is a problem at
every turtle-hatching beach. Hatchlings instinctively
head for the sparkle of the sea for comparative safety,
and lights upland often lure them to their death.
Many possible answers to the problems were of-
fered at the symposium, she said, and she was suffi-
ciently intrigued to invite a team of experts to the Is-
land.
They will be headed by Blair Witherington of Florida
Marine Research Institute, and they will bring many light-
ing arrangements and fixtures, she said, so businesses and
householders with problems will be able to find possible
solutions to their lighting difficulties.


She reminded Islanders that the have only a couple
of weeks left to make their lights invisible from the
turtle's beach-level perspective on May 1, lights are
required by law to be invisible.
The sea turtle nesting season officially begins then,
though our loggerheads can begin any night now com-
ing up onto the beach, digging down a foot or two, lay-
ing 100 or so eggs and covering them for the sun and
sand to incubate for a couple of months.
The Atlantic Coast already is in business, she
noted: A few leatherbacks have nested at Boca Raton,
and one dug in just behind a machine that was finish-
ing up a renourishing job by Great Lakes Dredge
and Dock Co., the firm that is renourishing Anna
Maria.


Cortez roundabout still alive after all these years


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
If the proposal presented at the Bradenton Beach
Scenic Highway Corridor Management Entity meeting
April 2 for a roundabout at the Cortez Road-Gulf Drive
intersection seems vaguely familiar, it ought to be. It's
been around for nearly eight years.
Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organi-
zation Executive Director Mike Guy made his plea to
the CME for the roundabout at the same time he re-
viewed other proposals presented in the 789 Task Force
study from 1994.
Sound familiar?
First and foremost, that 1994 study called for the
roundabout at Cortez Road and S.R. 789. Guy is still
pleading for the roundabout, along with improvements
to the Gulf Drive-State Road 64 intersection to add
sidewalks, drainage and street lights.
Other proposals in that long-ago effort called for a
roundabout for Coquina Beach-Leffis Key traffic,
angle parking along Cortez Beach, drainage at the S-
curve in Bradenton Beach, and sidewalks and gutters
along Gulf Drive.
So what's been happening the past eight years to
the 789 Task Force proposals?
"Not much," said Guy. The recommendations are
still stuck with various governments awaiting approval.
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Scenic highway
FROM PAGE 13

Commissioners along with the city commissions from
Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria and
Longboat Key have yet to adopt the recommendations.
Once adopted, they will be returned to the MPO
and forwarded to the Florida Department of Transpor-
tation for funding. That could be light years away, Guy
admitted, particularly trying to get the money.
But the MPO isn't waiting for approval and fund-
ing of all its recommendations. It's now figured out it's
a lot easier just to go for No. 1 on the list: a roundabout
at Cortez and Gulf Drive.
Guy now says the MPO has funding for traffic
engineers to look at 11. potential sites in Manatee and
Sarasota counties for roundabouts with the aforemen-
tioned Cortez Road-Gulf Drive tops on the list.
He figures if he can get just this one proposal ap-
proved by the Bradenton Beach City Commission and
the county commission, he's got a fighting chance to
get funding from the DOT for the roundabout to ease
the Island traffic problems.
The CME agreed and wrote a letter to the city com-
mission in support of a roundabout for that intersection,
and support for the MPO to hire an engineer to analyze
the intersections on the MPO list. City commissioners
have also endorsed the roundabout concept, at least as
far as having a consultant look a the Cortez-Gulf Drive
intersection.
Guy said he hopes it doesn't take eight years just
to get that roundabout completed.

Parking
CME chairman Harry Brown said it's time the
CME's parking and traffic committee look at putting
in paid parking at Coquina Beach and other areas of the
city. "I'd bet paid parking would put a stop to the few
troublemakers," he said.
It was mentioned that other beach cities in the area
have paid parking, including Clearwater and St. Pete
Beach. A suggestion was made to visit St. Pete Beach
to examine how that city's paid parking plan operates.
Brown reminded everyone that this is not a recom-
mendation at this time, just a suggestion to examine the
issue.

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Trolley tweaking still going on


With the exception of a few glitches, after three weeks
of operation the Manatee Trolley is working out just fine.
Ridership on the trolley is averaging about 2,000
rides a day, according to Manatee County Community
Services Director Fred Loveland. To bring that num-
ber into perspective, he mentioned that the entire
Manatee County Area Transit system total ridership is
about 2,700 per day.
Now, to the glitches...
All the trolleys are up and running again, after some
breakdowns put all the vehicles in the shop for a few days.
School instruction at Anna Maria Elementary on
how trolleys aren't like school buses and opposing traf-
fic does not stop is under way.
That pesky door that wouldn't stay open or
closed is fixed.
A problem with the flaps is being worked on.
Loveland said the flaps in the back of the open-air por-
tion of the trolleys need two people to roll up or down,
or some sort ladder for the driver to stand on to manipu-
late it. A riser will be installed at Coquina Beach for


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Anna Maria Island" at the top, with the words "City of
Bradenton Beach" underneath.
A representative of the CME will now contact the
landowner (Bridgeport Condominium Association) for
approval and conditions.
The consensus on the CME was to integrate the
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just that purpose, he said.
The three Island mayors agreed at Monday's Island
Transportation Planning Organization that the trolley
was successful so far.
"I ride it a lot," Holmes Beach Mayor Carol
Whitmore said. "It's great."
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn said she had heard
several criticisms that the trolleys were noisier than tra-
ditional buses. Loveland said he would contact the
manufacturer to see if an enhanced muffler system
could be installed.
Perhaps the biggest success of the trolleys may be
it's greatest curse though: so many Island children are
riding the trolley and getting on and off so frequently
that an age requirement was suggested.
Bradenton Beach City Commissioner Dawn Baker
wrote in a memo to the ITPO that she supports children
12 years of age or younger having to be accompanied
by an adult on the trolley.
Loveland said there are no age requirements on any
MCAT buses, but "we're willing to listen to you."


At the car wash
A car wash to benefit
the American Cancer
Society fundraiser
"Relay for Life" was
held at Oswald
Trippe and Co. Inc. in
Holmes Beach
.. Saturday. Some of the
Y -volunteer washers
included Laine Boyce,
7, Rebecaa Boyce, 9,
and Anthony Ruiz, 13,
all of Bradenton.
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grant about six years ago to provide proper drainage at
the S-curve to prevent water from draining into the
condominium's lagoon.
No one on the CME was aware of any such agree-
ment. Neither was Mayor John Chappie.
Brown told the representative that "it's not a sce-
nic highway problem" and suggested she contact the
city. Brown did say the CME would assist her associa-
tion with application for a grant, if necessary.


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Cortez cleans up,

rerun this weekend
By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Dozens of Cortez volunteers hauled tons of nasty
junk from the FISH Preserve over the weekend, and
plans call for an equally large repeat this weekend.
The object of their vigorous attentions is the 95-
acre wetland and upland tract the Florfda Institute for
Saltwater Heritage is buying to keep high-rises and
commercial intrusion far away from the historic vil-
lage. The Preserve now forms the historic fishing
village's east side.
Forty or more volunteers Saturday morning filled
a huge dump truck to overflowing with old tires
dumped in the woods over the years. That load dis-
posed of, they filled the truck again with old appli-
ances, couches and other big junk, and another smaller
truck with paint cans.
The truck and driver were donated by Cortez resi-
dents Eva and Peter Thurrell, who volunteered Chuck
Potts and his big dump truck to the cause and paid the
tipping fees at the Manatee landfill.
The volunteers will be at it again this Saturday and
Sunday, April 20 and 21, meeting at the 1912-built
schoolhouse at the edge of the Preserve at 9 a.m. This
phase of the cleanup will be part of the Keep Manatee
Beautiful cleanup, said Laura Gray, volunteer coordi-
nator.
"It's getting so you can walk through the woods
and along the bay without seeing all that junk," said
Cortez activist and artist Linda Molto.
"We hope this will go on all summer, with people
working a day a week to clear out these lovely woods,"
she said.
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Damages to the Anna Maria City Pier from Tropi-
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"My understanding is that the materials have been
purchased to repair the boat landing," she said.
The repairs should be completed by April 30, Su-
pervisor of Public Works George McKay told the city
commission at its April 11 workshop session.
McKay also said major street repaving in the city
has been completed for the time being, although a few
streets remain to be paved. Those will be done in the
very near future, but there are some issues to be re-
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east of Cortez
again this
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April 9, found property, city pier parking lot.
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they were there. They said they were picking up trash.
Further questioning revealed that "the other people"
had left some "weed back there." The substance was
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April 11, stolen license tag, 10101 Gulf Drive,
Island's End restaurant. The complainant said someone
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April 5, burglary, 1301 Gulf Drive, Silver Surf.
Three guests reported items had been taken from out-
side their rooms. The stolen items included a skate-
board, towels, coolers and sandals.
April 5, information, 100 block Third Street. The
complainant said someone had thrown eggs on his
house. Police agreed to increase patrols in the area.
April 5, lost property. the complainant came to the
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covered his wife's necklace missing. The necklace was
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THE ISLANDER N APRIL 17, 2002 0 PAGE 17
Caught in the WAVE
oAnna Maria Elementary
School students recog-
Sinized for civic achieve-
ments April 12 at the We
Are Very Exceptional
"WAVE" awards in-
clude, left to right, front
row, Sarah Scott, Chris
Graham, Hunter Parrish
and Austin Frische.
Middle, Ariana Castle,
Megan Drake, Cameron
Ellsworth and Forrest
Schield. Back row,
Darren Phillips, Kevin
Callahan, Christian
Chamberlain, Chelsea
Hutchison, Chris Perez
and Zachary Even.
Award winners not
pictured are Jeb English
and parent Deborah
Scott. Recipients of the
WAVE award receive a
coupon for a free serving
pof ice cream at Mama
Lo's in Anna Maria.
Islander Photo: Andrea
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The Manatee Trolley runs seven days
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approximately 20-minute intervals at
all 75 stops up to 9 p.m., and 30-
minute intervals from 9-10:30 p.m. It
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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
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it turns around.
Southbound it runs Gulf Drive all the
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PAGE 18 M APRIL 17, 2002 0 THE ISLANDER


AME morning show educates, entertains


By Andrea Dennis
Islander Reporter
It's 8:20 a.m. Friday, April 12, at Anna Maria El-
ementary School, and like every other day of the week,
that means it's time for the school's morning show.
Everything from the day's lunch menu, to weather
to birthdays, to historical facts is presented live on tele-
vision and broadcast throughout the school by a group
of approximately 50 AME fourth- and fifth-grade stu-
dents.
The morning show crew is chosen through audi-
tions, and once chosen, each student has to sign a con-
tract agreeing to three things: they must keep their
grades up, remain actively involved throughout the
school year, and be on time when they're scheduled to
perform.
"Every child in the fourth and fifth grade has the
opportunity to participate in the show," said Warren
Phillips, media specialist who oversees the entire morn-
ing show operation.
A different group of 10 students presents the show
each day, each with a different twist depending on that
day's crew, and they switch jobs throughout the school
year so everyone gets a chance to learn how to perform
in each position and use all the equipment.
But the students don't do it on their own. They
have between two and four volunteer parents, who also
have to know how to use all the equipment, directing
the show every day.
Cindy Jennis, mom of AME fourth-grade twins
Ariel and Kayla, is one of the volunteers and says they
arrive at the studio at 7:30 a.m. to make sure all the kids
are ready by running through the day's show about
three times.
"You think there's no way you can pull it off, and
then it goes smoothly," Jennis said. "That always
amazes me."
Phillips praises parent volunteers like Jennis for
their involvement.
"We have wonderful volunteer parents here," he
said.
AME principal Tim Kolbe agrees, and even at-


--- - - - - - - - - '
In preparation
Parent volunteer Cindy Jennis takes a break from
editing a student movie in the morning show studio.
tributes much of the success to them.
"If we didn't have parent volunteers, we would not
be able to put on the morning show," Kolbe said. "It's
another tribute to the outstanding amount of support
this school gets."
PLEASE SEE MORNING, NEXT PAGE


One more
time
Parent volun-
teer Sara Victor
makes another
run-through
with the Friday
morning show
anchors.
Islander Pho-
tos: Andrea
Dennis


Hard at work
AME's Friday cameramen focus on their work
during the broadcast.


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Getting reddyy' for school
Chaz Reddy, 5, listens to Mandy Clark, senior commu-
nity nurse aboard the Outreach mobile van, as she
preps him for one of the two shots he received during
the kindergarten roundup Thursday at Anna Maria
Elementary School. Clark said only 10 children
received shots required to enter the public school
system, but "we've had a lot of people come in and ask
questions." Islander Photos: Andrea Dennis

Morning show a hit
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 18

All this happens in a technologically advanced
studio on campus that includes multiple televisions
and video cameras, audio equipment and a specially
designed set.
"We probably have the finest studio in the dis-
trict," said Phillips.
But that's not to say they've got everything they
need. In fact, Jennis made a special request.
"We need audio CDs music, all kinds of it -
for background on the show if anyone wants to donate
some," she said.
All around, however, this project is impressive.
"They do an excellent job," said Kolbe. "I think
it's been a flagship as far as morning shows go."


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Anna Maria Elementary School Menu
Monday, April 22
Breakfast: Pancake on Stick and Syrup, Yogurt,
Cereal
Lunch: Grilled Cheese Sandwich or Peanut Butter
and Jelly Sandwich, Fresh Baby Carrots and Ranch
Dressing Dip, Banana
Tuesday, April 23
Breakfast: Cheese Toast, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Tacos and Taco Sauce or Chicken Wings
and Roll, Sweet Buttered Corn, Assorted Fresh Fruit
Wednesday, April 24
Breakfast: Breakfast Pocket, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Corn Dog and Oven Fries or Barbecue Pork
Sandwich and Oven Fries, Baked Beans, Fresh Fruit
Thursday, April 25
Breakfast: French Toast Sticks and Syrup, Yogurt,
Cereal
Lunch: Beef Gravy, Mashed Potatoes and Roll or
Bean and Cheese Burrito, Winter Mixed Vegetables,
Cinnamon Apples and Raisins
Friday, April 26
Breakfast: Sausage and Toast, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza or Breaded Fish on Bun,
Tossed Salad and Ranch Dressing, Rice Pudding
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Juice and milk are served and every meal.


THE ISLANDER 0 APRIL 17, 2002 E PAGE 19
Unpleasant
surprise
Chaz Reddy
Assoed Fs ,n C d .gets

"shock"
measles-
,;mumps-
.rubella shot
... Ai in prepara-
tion for
kindergarten
next year at
AME's
annual
"roundup"
of kinder-
garten-age
children.



Island Middle School Menu
Monday, April 22
Breakfast: French Toast Sticks and Syrup, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Nachos with Beef and Cheese Sauce or Sliced Turkey and
Cheese Sandwich, Chef Salad and Dressing, Sweet Buttered Corn,
Assorted Fresh and Canned Fruit
Tuesday, April'23
Breakfast: Bagel and Cream Cheese and Jelly, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Barbeque Beef Sandwich or Chicken Wings, Chef Salad and
Dressing, Steamed Rice, Fresh Baby Carrots and Ranch Dressing
Dip, Assorted Fresh and Canned Fruit
Wednesday, April 24
Breakfast: Toast and Ham Slices, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza or Corn Dog and Condiments, Chef Salad
and Dressing, Fresh Broccoli and Cauliflower, Rice Pudding,
Assorted Fresh and Canned Fruit
Thursday, April 25
Breakfast: Pancake on Stick and Syrup, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Spaghetti with Meat Sauce and Roll or Cheeseburger and
Tater Tots, Chef Salad and Dressing, Seasoned Green Beans,
Assorted Fresh and Canned Fruit
Friday, April 26
Breakfast: Blueberry Muffin Square, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Chicken Wings or Hamburger and Fries, Chef Salad and
Dressing, Dill Stack, Buttered Corn on Cob, Assorted Fresh and
Canned Fruit
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PAGE 20 I APRIL 17, 2002 0 THE ISLANDER


Kiwanis shuts out Manatee East for first big victory


By Kevin Cassidy
Special to The Islander
Island Kiwanis' Pat Cole is on a roll and he's
helped put Kiwanis on top of the standings in the Ma-
jor Division, Anna Maria Island Little League.
Cole hit safely in 13 of his last 17 at bats, includ-
ing a perfect 2-for-2 performance in Kiwanis' 3-0 vic-
tory over Manatee Family Medicine Friday, April 12,
at Norma Lloyd Park in Bradenton.
Cole was also the winning pitcher in the rain-short-
ened game as he faced the minimum nine batters
through three innings. Cole, who recorded five outs via
strikeout was relieved by Bystrom to start the fourth -
with the rain pouring down.
Bystrom made quick work of MFM with a
strikeout and a pop-out to Cody Wooten in right field.
Bystrom surrendered a single to Marc Monroe before
inducing Joe Rida to ground out back to the mound.
Bystrom led off the first with a single and scored
what turned out to be the winning run on a single by
Cole.
Kiwanis scored a couple of insurance runs in the
third. Bystrom singled, but a ground ball by Tyler
Schneerer forced Bystrom out at second. A single by
Cole was followed with a walk by Shane Pelkey. Tyler
Fitzgerald, who pinch ran for Cole, and Schneerer
came around to score on a passed ball to complete the
3-0 win.

WMFD 15, Zoller 2
Sean Price pitched a four-inning one-hitter with
seven strikeouts to lead WMFD over Zoller Construc-
tion Friday, April 12, at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center field.
Price also helped the cause at the plate, going 2-
for-3, including a double and two runs scored, while
Nick Sato tripled, singled, and scored two runs. Spen-
cer Carper boasted a double and one run scored among
his three hits on the day, while Kyle Schoonover, Chris
Waiters and Jarrod McKenzie each had a pair of singles
and scored twice. Lance Burger added a double and
Andrew Fortenberry and Zach Geerearts each chipped
in with a double.
Louis Goff managed the only hit on the day for
Zoller Construction.

Kiwanis 9, WMFD 4
Connor Bystrom went 3-for-4 and scored three
runs to support the two-hit pitching of Patrick Cole
Tuesday, April 9, at the Center. Cole threw three in-
nings and struck out seven while keeping WMFD
scoreless. Bystrom finished up, allowing five hits and
four runs while striking out five. Cole also had a big



Anna Maria Island Little
League standings
Major League, ages 10-12
Kiwanis7-4 overall, 3-2 town, 4-2 Island
WMFD 5-6 overall, 3-2 town, 2-4 Island

AAA Division, ages 8-9
Quality Builders 8-2 overall, 4-0 town, 4-2 Island
Air & Energy 6-4 overall, 4-0 town, 2-4 Island


I I
Pat Cole pitched three perfect innings with five
strikeouts to lead Kiwanis to their first victory over a
Manatee East team. Islander Photos: Kevin Cassidy


day at the plate, hitting a two-run home run among his
three hits on the day. Shane Pelkey added an RBI
single, while Dylan Mullen singled and scored.
Jarrod McKenzie went 2-for-3 including a double
and Nick Sato doubled and scored one run to lead the
WMFD attack. Sean Price and Lance Burger each
singled and scored while Andrew Fortenberry and
Spencer Carper added singles.

AAA League: Quality Builders 12, A&E 10
Quality Builders rallied from a 10-2 deficit with
three runs in the fourth and seven runs in the fifth in-
ning to claim a 12-10 victory over Air & Energy Tues-
day, April 9, at the Center. Miles Hostetler, Stephen
Thomas, Severin Walstad, FrancisBurgeron, Nathanial
Ellsworth, Joe Karasieicz and Kenny Burns each
scored runs in the pivotal fifth inning.
Celia Ware led the Quality Builder's offense
with a three-run triple in the fourth, while Waiters
doubled and scored one run. Walstad and Burns each
singled and scored one run and Hostetler and Tho-
mas each added a pair of walks and two runs.
Broderick West, Karasiewicz, Ellsworth and
Burgeron each walked and scored to complete the
offense for Quality Builders.
Scottie Steenstra led A&E with two RBI singles
and two runs scored, while Ryan Guerin doubled and
scored three times. Carmine Galati doubled and scored
one run for A&E, which also received a walk and one
run scored from Alex Wright.

Time Saver rallies for 19-12 victory
It didn't look good for the Junior League Time


Sean Pittman is caught in a run-down between first
and second during Jr. League action at Birdie
Tebbett's Field.

Saver after watching Red Hoagland Old's Ross
LaPlante launch a grand slam home run over the left
field fence. LaPlante's blast gave Red Hoagland an 11-
5 lead in the fourth inning of the Saturday, April 13,
game played at Birdie Tebbett's Field, but the home
team rallied in the bottom half of the inning for an im-
probable 19-12 victory.
Sean Pittman struck a major blow in the decisive
fourth innnig when he ripped a bases-loaded double
down the left field line. Before the inning was over,
Time Saver had claimed a 14-12 lead.
Lorenzo Rivera came in to pitch the final three in-
nings and left Red Hoagland stuck on one-runs while
the Islanders added five more runs. Rivera pitched
three hitless innings and struck out seven to claim the
victory which gives Time Saver a 4-2 record.
Steve Faasse carried a big stick for Time Saver,
going 3-for-4 including a double and four runs scored,
while Anthony Rosas went 3-for-5 with a double and
two runs scored. Rivera added a double and three runs
scored, while Clay Orr went 2-for-2 with two runs and
also gunned a player out at home from his center field
position. Greg Lowman added a pair of singles and one
run scored and Matt Bobo singled.

Quigley third in Manatee-Sarasota meeting
Island resident Ryan Quigley improved upon his
fourth-place finish for Manatee High School in the re-
cent Manatee County Track & Field Championships by
finishing third in the 800-meter run in the Manatee-
Sarasota Track & Field Championships.
Quigley's time of 2:06.571 in the April 12 meet at
Booker High School was almost nine seconds faster
then his time in the Manatee meet and less than three
seconds behind the first place finisher.

PLEASE SEE SPORTS, NEXT PAGE


Anna Maria Island Little League schedule
Major League, age 10-12
Date Time Field Visitor vs. Home
April 19 7:45 p.m. AMICC Regional Engineering vs. WMFD
April 19 7:45 p.m. Palmetto Boys Club Kiwanis vs. Palmetto #4
April 23 7 p.m. AMICC Kiwanis vs. WMFD


AAA Division, age 8-10
April 19 5:45 p.m. A
April 19 5:45 p.m. M
April 23 5 p.m. A

AA Division, ages 6-8
April 17 5 p.m. A
April 17 6:30 p.m. A
April 24 5 p.m. A
April 24 6:30 p.m. A


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April 20 9 a.m. AMICC
April 20 10 a.m. AMICC


Pirates Cove vs. Qualit Builders
Air & Energy vs. Ellis Enterprises
Quality Builders vs. Air & Energy


Betsy Hills vs. Sandbar
Bark Realty vs. Gateway Solutions
Home True Value vs. Bark Realty
Betsy Hills vs. Gateway Solutions


Shafer Law vs. Harry's Kitchens
Galati vs. Morgan Stanley
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Time Saver catcher, Sean Pittman surveys the field after making a swiping
--- tag to naibthe-Red Hoagland baserunner.






THE ISLANDER 0 APRIL 17, 2002 0 PAGE 21


Principal Kolbe: 'How fortunate we are here'


By Andrea Dennis
Islander Reporter
For the third time in his career, Tim Kolbe, prin-
cipal of Anna Maria Elementary School, attended the
National Association of Elementary School Principals
annual conference, this year in San Antonio, Texas.
With 5,000 of his peers, Kolbe soaked in a lot of
news and information, and was enchanted, educated,
awestruck and entertained.
The session featuring guest speakers Monty Rob-
erts, the Horse Whisperer. and M,B. Flippen, an edu-
cator who works with troubled Nouth, was the en-
chanter for Kolbe.
The premise of the session; presented with a real
Texas flavor as the two gentlem.ri-strolled down the
aisle wearing full western gear, including chaps, was
the link between what Roberts does and what Flfppen
and other educators must do: tame.
Roberts can tame a horse in 30 minutes, and ac-
cording to Flippen, the same can be accomplished with
children. His bottom-line message is that people can't
abuse or get physical with kids if they want the kids to
respect them, Kolbe said.
Kolbe also took in a session about better address-
ing the learning needs of the "bottom third," those stu-
dents who struggle with reading. The session high-
lighted the instructional processes that can be taken
with these children since, as Kolbe said, "Children do
not all learn the same."
The unfortunate information to come from this ses-
sion, however, is the cost involved to follow through
on these instructional processes. It costs extra money,
and the budget cuts throughout the country make real-
izing better instruction difficult.
"It's sort of a 'Catch-22,'" said Kolbe who realizes
"how fortunate we are here" after seeing what other
schools in the United States are facing.
Awestruck was how Kolbe described himself after
hearing a presentation from New York City school
administrators who were working on Sept. 11. They
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Overall, he described the trip was both informative
and fun, even though a lot of it covered topics well-
known to principals and educators.
"A lot of these things you already know, but it just
reinforces it for you," Kolbe said.


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Shake, bake, paint
The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island sponsored an art show and bake sale
Saturday, April 6. A happy bake sale customer thanks artist Mary Carrillo,
Guild President Phyllis Cogan and artist Carol Miller. Islander Photo: J.L.
Robertson


A woman's inspiration
Local artist Mary Cameron stands with one of her pieces in the sculpture
garden of L'Attitude Gallery where her work is being featured in an all-
women's show through Mother's Day. Cameron "celebrates the natural
world" in her work, uses various embellishments as "hidden treasures,"
such as buttons, and combines the use of color with the things that are
important to her. "I'm inspired by the out-of-doors in Florida and the
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of "Fresh Stuff" at the Anna Maria Island Art League April 5. The show continues
through April 26 at the league's gallery, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Is-
lander Photo: Bonner Joy


Photo show, reception
Werner Branz, Austrian photographer, and Kevin Darke, owner of the Longboat
Gallery, celebrate the opening of the photo exhibit that will hang there until April 24.
The gallery is at 6824 Gulf of Mexico Drive. A public reception for the artist will be
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tated by Shirley Romberger at the Anna Maria Is-
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Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies for
babysitting service.
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.

Thursday, April 18
Noon- Anna Maria Island Rotary Club meet-
ing at the Beach House Restaurant, 200 Gulf
Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
6:30 p.m. Manatee County Audubon Chap-
ter potluck dinner and meeting at First Presbyte-
rian Church, 102 Manatee Ave., Bradenton.
7 p.m. Island Garden Club.beautification
awards presentation at the Church of the Annun-
ciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
tion: 778-4683.

Friday, April 19
9 to 10 a.m. Aerobics class with Mo Dye at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-
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Honeymoon Island State Park departing from the
downtown post office, 824 Manatee Ave. W.,
Bradenton. Information: 758-2929.
9 a.m. Keep Manatee Beautiful
countywide "Great American Cleanup" on Anna
Maria Island, Kingfish Boat Ramp and along the
Palma Sola Causeway. Call for check-in points:
795-8272.
9 to 11:30 a.m. Propagation Techniques -
Grafting and Air Layering demonstration by
Wayne Clifton at Palma Sola Botanical Park, 9800
17th Ave. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 761-
2866. Fee applies.
10:30 a.m. Holmes Beach Civic Associa-
tion "Get to Know Your Local Government: City
Finances" with Holmes Beach Treasurer Rick
Ashley and Commissioner Sandy Haas-Martens
at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 779-1262.
11 a.m. to 3p.m. "Protect Our Home" Earth
Day celebration at Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600
Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota. Information:
388-4441. Fee applies.
4:30 p.m. Buses leave for the "Anna Maria
Island Day at the Ballpark" Devil Rays game at
Tropicana Field from the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

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11 a.m. to 3p.m. "Protect Our Home" Earth
Day celebration at Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600
Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota. Information:
388-4441. Fee applies.
2 p.m. Anna Maria Island Community Or-
chestra and Chorus "Spring Finale" at the Island
Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. In-
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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.
11 a.m. Earth Day celebration at the Peli-
can Man's Bird Sanctuary, 1708 Ken Thompson
Parkway, Sarasota. Information: 388-4444.

Tuesday, April 23
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Ongoing "All Women
Show" at L'Attitude Gallery, 9908 Gulf Drive, Anna
Maria. Information: 779-1600.

Wednesday, April 24
Noon Duplicate Bridge Club at Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-3390.
Noon to 4 p.m. AARP 55-Alive refresher
course for senior drivers at the Island Branch Li-
brary, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Infor-
mation: 776-1158.
5 to 7p.m. Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce business card exchange at Griffith-
Cline Funeral Home, 6000 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 778-1541.
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.

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The Herb Harris Trio at the Anna Maria Is-
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Keep it Clean and Green Energy Expo at the
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Woman's Club of Anna Maria farewell char-
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Something's just not right about Florida fiction


"I've gotten to know all of these people here, and
we're not right."
That's Tim Dorsey's comment on the 22 authors
who attended the "Mystery: The Florida Connection"
conference in Sarasota last weekend. He's probably -
no, he is right.
The men and women who are writing Florida's
crime fiction today are not quite right. I'm convinced
all of them will admit that. Their collective take on the
Sunshine State is, to quote another writer, "decadent
and depraved."
Although perhaps it's not Florida writers, but
Florida itself, that is not right.
Shirish Date, author of "Deep Water" and
"Smokeout," told a wonderful story of being banned
from the floor of the Florida House of Representatives
after he had an article published in his hometown news-
paper, the Palm Beach Post. His "day job" is bureau
chief in Tallahassee, and he discovered that the speaker
of the house had hired a former Hooters girl to serve in
his legislative office for a whopping $56,000 a year.
But that's not all ...
Apparently her task was to write letters to people
who were requesting board appointments to various
panels in the state telling them if they got the post or
not. She was such a bright light that, after reviewing 80
or so documents, Date discovered that not only did she
not spell her own name correctly all the time, she sent
out different computer-generated letters with assorted
spelling and grammatical errors to the various folks.
For the computer challenged, sending out multiple
letters involves writing one, printing it, then changing
the name of the recipient and printing it again. Appar-
ently this woman was re-typing incorrectly let-
ter after letter on her computer for each person.
The speaker didn't like Date's description of his
employee, called him bad names at a press conference,
and said he was a dangerous person who should not be
approached on the street. "He was a journalist by day
and a fiction novelist by night," is how Date said the
speaker described him, "although I don't know what
other kind of novelist I could be other than a fiction
novelist."
The speaker later recanted his ban and allowed
Date back on the floor to do his job.
"The first day, I heard one member of the house
talk at length about the evils of communism in Walton
County," Date said. "I went up to the sergeant at arms
and asked him what I had to do to get barred from the
floor again."
When real-life stories like that occur, it tends to
indicate that Florida isn't quite right. Expect to read
Date's story in a novel in a year or so.
"I put in books what I can't put in the newspaper,
because I don't want to get sued, so in my novels, I get
even," he said.
Florida doesn't have much of a rich history of
crime-mystery fiction, according to author Jim Hall
("Biackwater Sound). "There are three eras of crime
fiction in Florida," he said, "pre-'Miami Vice,' during
'Miami Vice,' and post-'Miami Vice.' Isn't it great that
Florida was brought to the attention of the world
through a cheesy TV show and not through the works
of John D. MacDonald?"
Anyone who has read John D. knows that Hall's
statement, although accurate, isn't right.
I'll probably make some not-right comments here,
but I believe Hall is the best of the bunch when it comes
to writing about Florida. His words are pure poetry,
carefully crafted and wonderfully lyrical.
Having said that, I love Randy Wayne White's
novels more than any other Florida author. Or any other
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Perhaps my thoughts of the pair are shared by other
readers and could account for the apparent Hall-White
ongoing feud.
Both claim to be friends.
Both tend to be found together when there is a
group of writers present.
Both put on a friendly front to fans.
And the Jim-Randy show is worth the price of ad-
mission to any event as they say the most vile things
about each other.
There is a rumored essay that Hall wrote years
ago wherein Hall claims that while on a fishing trip
with White that Randy tried to kill him. Randy says
that Hall made the whole episode up and spent the
entire offshore trip in the cabin of the boat throwing
up.
At Sarasota's event, Hall was rumored to have told
the story of another offshore episode where White
stripped off his clothes, jumped in the water naked and
began to copulate with a sea turtle. "Somewhere out
there is a little bald-headed loggerhead," Hall said.
White just shook his head and said, "He makes this
stuff up."
And then there was the time when Hall said that
White made up all of his travel pieces, which appear in
magazines and occasionally are collected in book form
a la "Last Flight Out."
"Jeez, Randy goes down to the local Publix to buy
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Not true, according to White.
There's something not right here.
But maybe there's something not right about the
whole publishing industry. James Swain ("Grift
Sense") told a great story about hosting his New York
publisher for a few days in Florida. They were driving
across the Howard Frankland Bridge from Tampa to St.
Petersburg when his publisher saw a pelican dive into
the water after a fish.
"My God!" Swain said she blurted. "What was
that?"
Swain calmly told her that was a common way for
Florida birds to commit suicide.
She was so enamored by the event that, when she
returned to New York, she wrote an article for a maga-
zine about Florida bird-suicide incidents only to be
informed that Swain wasn't "quite right" in his expla-
nation.
Do these people sound "right" to you? Of course
not.
Are we going to keep reading their stuff? Of
course.
"Mystery: The Florida Connection" conference
was an offshoot of the John D. MacDonald seminars
that were held periodically years ago. And John D., the
Siesta Key author of more than 70 novels, was a pres-
ence during the weekend. In fact, his penultimate char-
acter, Travis McGee, had an unclaimed name tag at the
registration desk.
One of the nicest touches to honor Mr. MacDonald
was a little insert in the book of material provided to
conference attendees, what could be his most unknown
but most-important bits of writing called "Reading For
Survival." It's only 7,200 words long and is a conver-
sation between Trav and his buddy Meyer about read-
ing.
It is "right." Here's part of it, as told by Meyer, and
my apologies for excerpting something that should be
read in its entirety.
"How do we relate to reality? How do we begin
to comprehend it? By using that same marvelous
brain our ancestor used. By the exercise of memory.
How do we stock the stores of memory? By reading,
Travis. Reading! Complex ideas and complex rela-
tionships are.not transmitted by body language, by
brainstorming sessions, by the boob tube or the
boom box. You cannot turn back the pages of a tele-
vision show and review a part you did not quite un-
derstand. You can't carry conversations around in
your coat pocket.
"I would not demand that a man read ponderous
tomes, or try to read everything any more than I
would expect our ancestors to examine every single
leaf on a plant he remembers as being poisonous. I
would expect that in his reading which should be
wide ranging, fiction, history, poetry, political sci-
ence he would acquire the equivalent of a liberal
arts education and acquire also what I think of as the
educated climate of mind, a climate characterized by
skepticism, irony, doubt, hope, and a passion to learn
more and remember more."
Perhaps that is what's right about Florida fiction,
or any writing.

Sandscript factoid
There were a number of awards presented at the
conference.
Randy Wayne White won "The McGee" John
D. MacDonald Award for Excellence in Florida Fic-
tion.
Carl Hiaasen won the John D. MacDonald Envi-
ronmental Award.
The "Damn Good Book Award" went to Tim
Dorsey, Les Standiford, Carolina Garcia-Aguilera and
Aileen Schumacher.


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Kingfish, trout, mackerel, snook best fishing bets


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Kingfish are the hot ticket in the fishing world this
week as the migrating kings move through the Gulf
offshore of Anna Maria Island. Mackerel are also thick
near the beaches.
For offshore bottom fishers, grouper and snapper
are still an excellent catch. Amberjack and cobia are
also a good bet right now.
Backwater fishers can expect to catch a slew of big
trout and redfish. Snook action is pretty close to reach-
ing its peak, too.
I'll be at Boater's World at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April
23, to talk about snook fishing. It's a free seminar, but
seating is limited so you should probably get there
early. Boater's World is at the Desoto Mall, 303 U.S.
Highway 301, Bradenton.
Capt. Sam Kimball on Legend charters out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said kingfish is his
best bet right now, with grouper and snapper running
close for second.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's said he's still catching cobia off the beaches,
plus plenty of mackerel. In the backwater he's finding
a lot of big trout, plus keeper snook and redfish.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said
there are lots of mackerel off the beaches in the Gulf.
Go a little farther out, and kingfish are making their
run. Cobia-are still being caught, and snook action is
right about at its peak in the bays. If all that isn't
enough for any determined angler, Bill said there are
lots of big trout that are snapping at hooks, but please
release any caught 20 inches or more in length so we
can have even more next year after the spawning.
Capt. Matt Bowers on the Outcast in Holmes
Beach said he's catching a slew of kingfish, but most
are pretty small in the 15-pound range. Bottom fish-
ing remains excellent right now, with red grouper to 20
pounds and mangrove snapper to 5 pounds.
Capt. Curt Morrison and Capt. Ryan Hackney
on the Neva-Miss said kingfish and mackerel are hot
offshore right now, as well as grouper and snapper.
Other action on the boat includes good catches of co-
bia and amberjack.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business said he's
reeling in lots of keeper-sized gag grouper within sight
of the beach, plus mackerel, cobia and, in the backwa-
ter, snook and redfish.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach reports good catches of cobia, mackerel
to 30 inches in length and, in the bays, lots of snook and
big trout.
Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
he's hearing reports of lots of kingfish being caught,
with a 37-pound king taking top honors at the weigh-
in held at Perico for last weekend's big fishing tourna-
ment. Backwater fishing features lots of big trout and
redfish.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
snapper are being caught near the Sunshine Skyway
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Jeanne Reeves took top honors in the Eighth
Annual Suncoast Kingfish Classic over the weekend
with a 38.14-pound king mackerel caught aboard the
boat "Gotta Go."
Fishing with Capt. Randy Rochelle, Reeves
hooked the big king offshore of Bean Point Sunday
morning. Grand prize totaled $17,000. Some


from Tampa Bay near the Skyway.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said anglers
there are catching some oversize redfish, some pom-
pano, lots of mackerel mostly in the mornings -
and a few sheepshead.
At the Anna Maria City Pier, look to catch a few
lingering sheepshead, plenty of mackerel, bluefish and
a few big snook, mostly at night.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he's caught plenty of redfish, snook and trout
in the past week.
Capt. Mike Greig of Captain Mike's Charters
in Holmes Beach said his charters have caught a few
cobia, some keeper-size snook and a few small sharks.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide out of
Holmes Beach said he's catching blackfin tuna, amber-
jack, gag grouper and plenty of mangrove snapper.
On my boat Magic we have caught and released
more than 20 trout more than 24 inches in length, plus
a couple keeper snook on every trip out and plenty of
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Call him at 779-9607 to provide a fishing report. Pic-
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Holmes Beach. Please include identification for per-
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Island Starter's Caribert wins Rookie of Year


By David Futch
Islander Correspondent
There's nothing legal about the truck Bill Carlbert
drives most weekends.
He wouldn't have it any other way.
Carlbert races trucks. Really fast trucks that are
little more than a fiberglass shell over a metal-tube
frame powered by 305-cubic-inch, V-8 engine that can
top out at more than 100 mph on a straightaway.
Carlbert, who owns Island Starter and Alternator in
Holmes Beach, was the best driver in his first season
driving Florida's Fastruck 2001 Series.
He recently was named Rookie of the Year for
2001 in the series raced at tracks throughout Florida,
including at Bradenton's DeSoto Speedway, and Lake-
land, Lake City, Hialeah, Ocala, Bronson, Auburndale
and Port Charlotte race tracks.
For Carlbert, the key to his winning season was
consistency.
"The biggest thing is that we only had one DNF (did
not finish) all year and that means we were consistent,"
Carlbert said. "We blew an engine in the first race of the
year and then finished in the next 25 races. The support
from our sponsors A Paradise Realty and Island Auto
Body in Holmes Beach, A Awesome Recovery and Tow-
ing of Bradenton and Billy Rider Racing of Riverview -
made a big difference in us finishing sixth in points out of
46 trucks racing in the series.
"We had a couple of low points, too. The first came
in the first race when we blew that engine. The second
came when we were on the way to a race in Lake City.
We almost rolled our two-car hauler that was carrying
my truck and my son's race car."
Carlbert and family had just come over the crest of
a hill on 1-75 when they saw traffic had stopped be-
cause of a horrible wreck that was being attended to by
paramedics from a Bayflite helicopter.
"We went down an incline and off the road,"
Carlbert recalls. "When I looked in the rearview mir-
ror the trailer was almost on its side. That was a close
one."
For years, Carlbert raced stock cars at tracks
around Florida in Live Oak, Auburndale and Hialeah.
The Fastruck series he currently competes in didn't
exist. Now his home track is DeSoto Speedway off
State Road 64 in eastern Manatee County.
"I just wanted to do something different because
I'd always raced cars," Carlbert said. "Racing doesn't
scare me. I was the newcomer and was nervous at first,
but that goes away once that starting flag comes down."
Carlbert's racing team is a family affair. Son
David, Bill Jr. and daughter Jaime are at every event,
towing the truck to races, helping dad in the pits, fine-
tuning the engine.
"My two youngest (Cody and Jaime) started rac-


The gang
Pictured with Island Starter Racing are Cody Carlbert, David Caribert, Bill Carlbert Sr., Bill Carlbert Jr.,
Jim Rees and Mike Klemann. Bill Sr. took the 2001 Fastruck Series Rookie of the Year honors.


ing when they were 10 and 11 years old and had run
through three cars each before they were 16 and got
their learner's permit," Carlbert said. "I told them I've
done it all for y'all all these years and now it's my turn.
I wanted that rookie-of-the-year award."
When people ask Carlbert, 47, about the high cost
of bankrolling his racing kids, he replies, "I never had
to get one out of jail. I've never had one on drugs. I've
never had to send one through drug rehabilitation. Now
you tell me what's expensive.
"Racing is family oriented. Everyone who races,
whether it's Fastruck, street stock or whatever, brings
their family. The kids are there, the friends are there."
And help from every direction is there.
Hillsborough High School teacher Bobby Diehl
helps piece together race trucks at Billy Rider Racing
in Riverview. Diehl and Rider seemed to be happiest
when they're covered in grease and grime. It's not un-
usual for them to work well after midnight to get
someone's truck or car ready for a Sunday start.
"This is racing for the guy that owns one gas sta-
tion, not a string of them," Diehl said. "It's affordable
racing, at least as affordable as racing can get."
The first Sunday of racing at DeSoto Speedway is
a high-octane adrenaline rush. It had better be. At $5.50


a gallon for 112-octane fuel, burning 10 or 12 gallons
for a 25-lap, 9.5-mile race, the thrills ain't cheap.
Carlbert races the first and third weekends at
DeSoto, then is off one weekend "so we can fix what's
broken." Then they travel one weekend.
Dave Carlbert helps brother Bill repair the truck
when dad mashes it into a wall or another truck. It's
really pretty simple.
"They make parts these days so they break and take
the licking," he said. "You can put these things together
piece by piece."
In the middle of the first race, Carlbert blew out
one side of the engine on a truck he had borrowed un-
til Rider finished his new $25,000 Fastruck.
"I was coming down the straightaway and passed
three other trucks when she blew," Carlbert said.
"We'll skip next week and it'll give us three weeks to
work on the new truck before the next race."
The 2002 Fastruck Series is going to be a little dif-
ferent for the Carlberts.
"Bill Jr. is going to race my truck the full season and
I'm going to race the backup every now and then,"
Carlbert said. "That will give him something to shoot for.
We're going to try and get Bill Jr. the rookie of the year."
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Stop when you hear the Whistle
From the outside, it's hard to distinguish the Whistle
Stop gift shop in the Anna Maria Shopping Centre in
Holmes Beach from your average Island-style gift shop.
Inside, however, is a whole new story. From Beanie
Babies to imported fragrances and locally made candies,
the Whistle Stop has some very unique and unusual gifts.
It may be the only store on the Island that sells re-
placement watch bands and watch batteries. There's also
a wonderful collection of Beanie Babies and lots of other
collectibles.
Whistle Stop has also started to feature Island art-
ists who have done pictures, books and note cards,
among other works, featuring sea shells.
Owners Joy and Bill LaRow have gone out of their
way to find unusual, unique and delightful gifts for people
on the "Whistle Stop" tour of Anna Maria Island.
For more information on the Whistle Stop, call


A Tropical Vacation
A Tropical Isle Vacation Properties at 315 58th St.
in Holmes Beach is celebrating its one-year anniver-
sary this April at its current location, and it's also cel-
ebrating its newly opened Freedom Properties Real
Estate Company in the same office.
Teresa Gallagher, who has more than 16 years of
real estate experience on the Island, said Tropical's
main focus is vacation rentals and property manage-
ment. However, after a number of requests from cli-
ents, the decision was made to get into the real estate
sales part of the Island economy.
With the two companies, owners can now list their
property for sale or rent at the same location, she said.
And so far, business has been "fantastic," she said.
"And it's going to be a great summer" for rentals and
sales, she predicted. For further information on A
Tropical Isle or Freedom Real Estate, call 779-1995.

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The newest Internet job site for young people is
YoJobster.com based in Bradenton Beach, and the service
is designed to offer employers a free job-posting site
aimed at high school students and college youth.
It's a free meeting place on the Internet, said Hal
Fischer of YoJobster.com, and with many company
recruiting budgets slashed, YoJobster makes an ideal
free job-posting service for companies, he said.
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Realty raves
Richard Rowse of Holmes Beach, longtime real es-
tate agent on Anna Maria Island, has joined Keller Will-
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firm's sales force. He may be reached at 792-2000.
Rose Schnoerr was tops at both getting new listings
and making sales at Coldwell Banker's Anna Maria Island
office in March. Closing leader was Carol Codella.
Gall Tutewiler led in obtaining new listings during
March at the Holmes Beach office of Wedebrock Real
Estate Co. Top selling agents there were Geoff Wall
and the team of Rebecca Smith and Elfi Starrett. Lynda
Melnick was top lister and a top seller at the Longboat
Key office. Other Longboat leaders in sales were Mike
Migone and Tina Rudek.
Dennis Rauschl was the leader in both obtaining
new listings and sales at A Paradise Realty Inc., dur-
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At Wagner Realty, top listing honors at the Anna
Maria Island office for March again went to David
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Other leaders in new listings included Mary
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Anna Maria, welcomes you Wednesday, April 17,
for America the Beautiful at 1:30pm. Also, come
along and enjoy keyboards and song with Donna
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Chris, 778-7842.


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

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


LOST OLYMPUS COMPACT camera in a soft
black case on or near Cedar Street on April 3.
Please call 778-3666.


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.


You'll find great deals on "wheels" in The Islander.








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CLASSIC ISLAND DUPLEX
412 Spring boasts having as part of it's architecture the old Anna
Maria post office that used to be attached to my office at 409 Pine.
It was moved to Spring Avenue many years ago and
attached to the circa 1935 Island cottage already there. 948 sfla
with two bath, two screened porches and a two-car carport on a
52 by 145 ft. lot in the City of Anna Maria. NOW ASKING $245,000.
Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, Fl 34216
Phone & Fax: (941) 778-1222
E-Mail: dougdowling@earthlink.net
www.dougdowling.com




Hannerle


f[ Moore.
REALTORD
ONE OF THE KEY'S

NATURAL RESOURCES









KEY WEST-STYLE HOME IN ANNA MARIA
Anna Maria is the spectacular backdrop for this charming,
new Key West-style 4 bedroom home that is nestled on a
canal just 1 1/2 blocks from a white sandy beach. Picture this
- warm summer breezes, lush Florida fauna, a beautiful
yellow exterior with bright white trim, soft island colored
interior paint, Bimini shutters, warm hardwood floors, soar-
ing ceilings, screened Florida room, a sumptuous master
suite, maple cabinetry and a boat dock with lift. Go to
www.hannerle.com for a virtual tour. $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


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

MUST SELL! 1993 Pontiac Grand-AM SE. Excel-
lent condition. 79,000 miles. $2,900. 383-3079,
Longboat Key.


BOAT/TRAILER STORAGE/DOCKAGE. Vaca-
tion or long term. Private ramp, wash-down ar-
eas. Minutes to Intracoastal, Gulf, restaurants,
bait. Captain John's Marina. 792-2620. Bottom
painting.

SAILBOAT: 26-FOOT Laguna. Wheel steering
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 furling
1.5 jib, 2,000 9.9-HP. Evinrude engine gas as-
sisted lift. $14,900 or best offer. 798-3520. Just
detailed!

KAYAK: Heritage Expedition, 17-foot, one person.
Excellent condition. $750 or best offer. 779-0355..


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.






REALTOR.
28 Years of Professional Service
OUR LISTINGS DON'T EXPIRE, WE SELL THEM!
WE NEED LISTINGS! ON & OFF ISLAND
ANNA MARIA 3BR/2BA, elevated, pool, covered deck plus open dock,
enclosed lower level, two-car garage, plus room for boar. $395,000.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX with parent quarters, 3BR/2BA, 1BR/
IBA, new roof, newer appliances. Walk to beach. $439,000.
BAYSHORE CONDO 2BR/2BA, low maintenance fee. $49,900.
COMMERCIAL
STYLING SALON 8 station, established over 35 years. $39,000.
WALGREENS Triple Net. Good CAP. $2,650,000.
VACANT CONVENIENCE STORE SITE Sarasota. $419,000.
ANTIQUE & ART GALLERY $69,500.
WE ARE BOOKING MARTINIQUE FOR 2003 NOW
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2BR/2BA CANALFRONT Seasonal/Annual
2-3BR/2BA PALMA SOLA BLVD/POOL Annual
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PRIVATE CHARTERS. Fishing, snorkeling,
sightseeing, Egmont Key. USCG License. Captain
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.

HEY KIDS? Need a summer job? Kids ads (stu-
dents under age 16) are FREE in The Islander.
Three weeks, 21 words maximum, FREE! What's
the catch? You must bring the ad to The Islander
office in person. 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach.

NEED YARD HELP or babysitting? Hire a kid from
the free listings in The Islander. We're sure you'll
be glad you did!


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.

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

GARDENER WANTED PART-TIME mornings at
Key Royale Club. Drug free work place. Call John,
778-4598.

PART-TIME TRAINEE/assistant for marine can-
vas business in Cortez. Commercial sewing expe-
rience preferred. 761-8548.


Just visiting
paradise?


Thi Islander
Don't leave the island without
taking time to subscribe.
Visit us at 5404 Marina Drive,
Island Shopping Center,
Holmes Beach
-or call 941-778-7978.


HIRING SERVERS with fine dining experience.
Will train if necessary. Call Chef Damon at Qoh La
La!, 778-5320.

SOUTHERN GREENS now hiring chemical appli-
cator. Must have knowledge of Florida land-
scapes. Top pay and benefits. Call 360-1500 or
355-0736.

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.

DRIVERS TROLLEY operators needed! Beach
trolley System (will run daily from Anna Maria City
Pier to Coquina Beach). Valid Florida Class "B"
CDL driver's license required with one-year driv-
ing experience for commercial carrier and safe
operation of vehicles. Salary: $20,363/annual,
plus benefits. APPLY: Manatee County Human
Resources, P.O. Box 1000, 1112 Manatee Ave.
W., Suite 863, Bradenton, FL 34206-1000. Phone
(941) 748-4501, extension 3520. Fax (941) 749-
3035. AA/EOE/M/F/VP/DFWP

GRAPHIC DESIGNER: Advertising layout and
design for weekly newspaper, some Web site pro-
duction. 30 to 40 hours per week. Qualifications in-
clude: computer graphics, advertising layout and
design, PhotoShop, Illustrator and Pagemaker
proficient. Macintosh environment. Associate's
Degree or Technical School Certificate preferred.
Resumes: E-mail news@islander.org, or fax 778-
9392, or mail/deliver to The Islander, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.

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


GULF AND BAY VIEW "PELICAN COVE"
CONDO 2BR/2BA, turnkey furnished. Commu-
nity dock, tennis, heated pool and spa. Excellent
rental! $299,500. Call Lynn Hostetler at 778-
4800 or 720-5876.




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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.


NADIA'S EUROSAGE now accepting new clients.
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.

ISLANDER CLASSIFIEDS- The best news in
town and the best results from classified ads and
service advertising!

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

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

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

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


WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS Rare 3BR/
2BA first floor, end unit with deeded covered
parking. Pool, hot tub, tennis and 26 acres of
tropical splendor. Don't miss this one! $359,900.
Call Dick Maher or Dave Jones at 778-4800. '


ENJOY DIRECT GULFFRONT LIVING in this
small, well-located complex. Building refur-
bished last year. Weekly rentals allowed.
$429,000. Call Ken Rickett, 778-3026.


Call me now at
778-6066. It takes
aggressive, innovative
marketing to sell your
home quickly, without
closing hassles and
for the right price.
That's what I do.
-Jon Kent, Realtor


"Enjoy the Islanid lifestyle!"
Relish a fabulous sunset on the beach... just a short walk from this home or condo.


See
these
homes
today!


7
ONLY STEPS TO THE BEACH
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.


I <- 2BR/2BA EXQUIS-
ITELY REMODELED
CONDOS only steps
from the fabulous white
i,_I. :.j"..- sandy beaches of
.. " "- -, Anna Maria Island.
Relax year round with
a refreshing dip in the
--- heated pool or in the
warm Gulf of Mexico.
MLS#82414.
If you are considering an Island property, for your use or
as an investment, you must see these! There are only 5
left.Ask for Jon or Richard at 778-6066.


Call Jon (941) 778-6066 or 800-865-0800 6101 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach


Without proper marketing and promotion, a
terrible thing happens Nothing! Call Jon
to sell faster, without hassles and for the
right price! Isn't that what you want?


JON KENT
The "Hottest"
Real Estate Agent on
Anna Maria Island!
Ask me why!
@2002 Jon Kent


Moving In?

Z. .- Moving Out?
Moving Up?

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


CUSTOM WATERFRONT HOME
This spacious 3BR/2.5BA custom
waterfront home offers a southeast
exposure on a protected canal with
easy no-bridge access to the bay.
'." ,- : The location is a very short walk to
i-- the bay, post office and pier. The
1 B i ; I"home features double pane windows
I and sliding glass doors with security
| | film, extra insulation, large screened
decks, a private master suite on up-
"per level with views of bay and Gulf
; from another deck. Electric and water
ad-. are at the dock as is a 12,000-lb.
S-- -- .. boatlift. Priced to sell at $695,000.
Call for appointment.

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






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

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

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

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

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

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

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



DICK MAHER
AND
DAVE JONES
ISLAND SPECIALISTS



Simplify Your Search!
Call anytime for a consultation.


ANNA MARIA
ISLAND



REAL ESTATE, LLC

HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX
2BR/2BA each side. Mint condition, short walk to
beach. Excellent rental. New kitchen, new roof,
beautiful landscaping, deck. $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. $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. Fur-
nished, heated pool, small pets, tennis, across
from beach, close to everything. $294,000.
ISLAND FAMILY HOME
3BR/2BA, plus den. Holmes Beach, split-plan, ce-
ramic tile, skylights, French doors, fireplace, cor-
ner lot, deck, workshop. Close to beach. $429,000.
DIRECT GULFFRONT CONDO
3BR/2BA turnkey furnished Gulfplace condo.
Walk out to gorgeous white sandy beach. Tennis,
heated pool and great rental history. $769,000.
KEY ROYALE POOL HOME + BOAT
4BR/3BA Key Royale "500" block, split plan, fam-
ily room, canalfront, boat lift and 17-foot boat,
caged pool, two blocks to great beach. $539,000.

ANNUAL RENTALS
From $800 / month
SEASONAL RENTALS
Condos/Homes: $500 week / $1,000 month

779-0202 (800) 732-6434
ANNA MARIA
ISLAND

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


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

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

TRAILER FOR HIRE Too big for your car? Trailer
available. Merchandise delivery, yard clean-up,
dump runs, miscellaneous services, sod, mulch,
shell and stone. Call J.D. at 750-0337 and leave
message.


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

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




Island TProperties


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


OOD
Chairman s Circle
"Ich Snreche Deutsch"


MAKE YOUR MOVE

WITH MARILYN!











NEWLY LISTED
1111 Edgewater Circle. Pristine second floor,
2BR/2BA condo. Sunrises from your glassed/tiled
lanai, vaulted ceilings, many new appliances,
home warranty. $235,000.

2BR/2BA VILLA
1206 Spoonbill Landings Circle. Exciting bay
views from sun deck and glassed lanai. Tile and
Berber carpet, tropical colors, vaulted ceilings.
$227,000.

THE BEST ON THE BAY
1323 Perico Pointe Circle. First floor, 2BR/2BA,
delightful custom features and mirrors throughout.
Updated kitchen, some new appliances. Furniture
also available. $255,000.


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

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

ALL YOUR LAWN care needs, including tree re-
moval and landscaping. Midwest Mowing, 748-
0488.


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

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

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


More than 25 years of providing ethical, per-
sonal and expertise services to our buyers, sell-
ers, owners and tenants. Celebrating year 2002
with more than $2.4 million in sales to date, ad-
ditional pending sales and a better than expected
rental season. We ARE the Island!
Call us if you wish to go back in time.


S/' Since '
S1957
MARIE LIC. REAL ESTATE
FRANKLIN REALTY BROKER
"We ARE the Island."
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florida 34216
941 778-2259 Fax 941 778-2250
Email: amrlty@gte.net
website: annamariareal.com





FCO SALE

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


lebinsen ProperUes
778-4523 or 8CC-977-08C3
FSBO/Brokers Protected






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

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


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

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

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




SWAGNEQD EALTY
2217 GUCl. DOIEV NODTFII BDADENTON AI: II. fl. 34217

SINCE: 1939
HAQOLD (SMALL -
REALTOR@
Office: (941) 778-2246 Fax (941) 778-4978
Toll Free: (800) 211-2323- Pager (941) 215-5450 'i
Residence: (941) 792-8628
E-mail: haroldsmall@wagnerrealty.com


Get to know us!'
Meet LaRae Regis.
LaRae has been a
S.a.licensed Real Estate
agent for 30 years. She
S.. and her husband Bill
h nave owned property
here ior 22 years and
became permanent
"Island Residents" in
1999. LaRae is and avid
gardener, active in Kiwanis Club and a
member of the Island Baptist Church. Stop by
Green Real Estate and say "Hi LaRae."


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


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


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REAL ESTATE
OF ANNA MARIA
778-0455
9906 Gulf Drive


Visit our website at www.greenreal.com


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

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

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

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.



S- SALES
_I, 1LAND AND
VACATION ., RENTALS
PROPERTIES, LLC
COME IN TODAY AND
MEET OUR FRIENDLY STAFF
3001 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
941.778.6849 1.800.778.9599
www.islandvacationproperties.com







SALES & RENTALS
419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida


(941) 778-2291
EVENINGS 778-2632


PO Box 2150
FAX (941) 778-2294


On Anna M ia's
pristine north
-. end, this lovely 3
or 4 bedroom,
two bath beach
house offers
spellbinding
views of Egmont
-- and Passage
Keys! Greatroom
|| floor plan, oak
floors, two
" waterside


t-;-,'v' sundecks, white
tiled kitchen, Jennair range, breakfast bar, built-
in desk and adjoining dining nook. The third
level master suite with vaulted ceilings and
incredible views of sea and sky. Spacious
dressing room, Jacuzzi tub, vinyl siding, double
pane thermal windows, cultured marble vanities
and oversized utility room. $1,000,000.








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Gulffront hideaway offers priceless views of sea,
sand and sky on the secluded north end of charm-
ing Anna Maria! Amenities include a spacious eat-
in kitchen with new appliances, new Spanish-style
ceramic tiled floors and barrel tile roof, new lami-
nated windows and a wonderful keystone seaside
patio enclosed with a lovely stone balustarde.
Other features include lush tropical landscaping
with coconut palms and oleanders. Priced at
$1,290,000. Don't miss it!
Visit our Website at www.betsyhills.com


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.

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

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

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COMMERCIAL Unique opportunity to invest in a
nine-unit income-producing commercial property
located in a very desirable area of Holmes Beach.
Three apartments with some Gulf views, hair sa-
lon, daycare, two storage units and two work-
shops. Records of the many upgrades, renova-
tions and repairs upon request. Owner willing to
hold some financing. $765,000. Call Susan Hatch,
Realtor, 778-7616 eves.
PINE BAY FOREST 2BR/2BA villa close to over-
look on Palma Sola Bay and minutes to the beach.
Wooded view with patio garden, two lanais, de-
tached carport and cathedral ceilings. Walking
distance to restaurants and shopping. Condo
amenities include: tennis, pool, sauna and more.
Recently painted and ceramic tile, carpet and-
appliances recently updated. $108,500. Call Mary
King, Realtor, 795-5553 eves.


* 1/1 Steps to beach
* 2/1 Pool and steps
to beach
* 1/1 Steps to beach
* 1/1 Pool and steps to
beach
* 2/2 On beach
* 3/2 Steps to beach
* 2/2 Pool, on beach
* 2/2 Bay, pool, steps
to beach
* 2/1 On beach
* 2/2 Pool


* 2/1.5 Lake, steps
to beach
* 2/2 On golf course
* 2/2 Steps to beach
* 2/1 Dock
* 3/2 Steps to beach
* 2/2 On canal
* 3/2 Canal
* 2/2 Pool, steps to
beach
* 2/1 Steps to beach
* 1/1 Pool


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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Sandy's\ Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
awn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
SWe Monitor Irrigation Systems
Service INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
778.1345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
Established in 1983

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Check our references:
"Quality work at a reasonable price."
Ucensed/Insured Serving Anna Maria Island Since 1986 761-8900

Paradise Improvements 778-4173
Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
SReplacement Doors and Windows
Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
Lic#CBC056755



Water Damaged Drywall Tiling Painting
HAND AND SPRAY TEXTURE
Clean, Honest, Reliable More than 20 years experience
= Fred 752-7758 Cellular 545-6141 4


SEASCAPE PAINTING
Residential Interior Exterior Pressure Washing
Roof Coating Insured 29 Years Experience
Rick Tanner 941-798-6985
4203 76th St. W., Bradenton, FL 34209

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** Rules in effect for Manatee County:
>- Lawn and landscape watering is limited to two
* days a week.
> Addresses ending in even numbers (or A M):
* Tuesday and Saturday.
S>- Addresses ending in odd numbers (or N Z):
* Wednesday and Sunday.
* >- Irrigation not allowed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Irrigation with treated waste water allowed any
* time.)
S>- Owners can wash their vehiclesanytime as long
* as they use a hand-held hose with a shut-off nozzle.
(Pull the car on the lawn to wash!)
* >- Rinsing boats and flushing of boat motors is al-
lowed for ten minutes daily.
> Hand-watering of plants. NOT LAWNS, is permit-
* ted any day.
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Management District (Swiftmud) toll-free: 1-800-423-1476.


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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

PAINTING AND GENERAL home repairs. Drywall.
Free estimates, 25 years experience. Licensed and
insured, 729-9158 or 705-1266.

HOME IMPROVEMENT: repairs, paint, general re-
pairs, carpentry, drywall, popcorn. Rotten wood
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 totally
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. Pan-
oramic 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 incredible
view. Available December 2002 through April 2003,
minimum 3 months. $3,000/month. 778-3645.

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

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

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. 1BR/
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, microwave.
$350-$450/week, plus tax. 778-1098


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

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

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

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


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.

2BR/1 BA FURNISHED, two blocks to Gulf, all utili-
ties included, except phone. No pets, non smoking.
Available May 1 to Oct. 15. 778-2891.

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.

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.
Weekly, monthly, 778-2940 or (941) 323-3451.

FULLY FURNISHED SEASONAL duplex, just off
beach. 2BR/1BA, available now, $1,400/month.
Call 778-2556.
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.

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HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL 2BR/1BA. Steps to
beach, lanai, laundry, beautiful yard. $795/month
plus. 778-5412, (716) 473-9361.
ROOMMATE WANTED Bradenton Country Club
area. 3BR/3BA, master bedroom with bath, pool,
share family room, office, etc. 886-7122 or 750-
9281 for appointment. References required.
LARGE ANNUAL 2BR/2BA duplex, new carpet,
carport, storage room, washer/dryer hook-up.
Glimpse of Gulf, $875/month. Available April 1.
(941) 625-2889.
BRADENTON BEACH Cottage furnished 1BR with
yard. $750/month, plus deposit. 779-9504.
2BR/2BA EVERYTHING NEW. French doors. Block
to beach. No pets. $900/month. Six months or an-
nual rental. 778-8470.
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; 2BR/1BA furnished home in Anna Maria,
$900/month. Call Fran Maxon Real Estate, 778-
2307.
SPECTACULAR OCEAN VIEW condo on Gulf.
2BR/2BA on Anna Maria Island. 803 Gulf Drive S.
$800/weekly, $2,500/monthly. For info call (941)
539-1133 or 747-7302.
2BR/2BA ELEVATED over carport. All amenities:
washer/dryer, dishwasher, central air conditioning,
nice view. On lake. No pets. Annual, $800/month.
952-1592.
ANNUAL GULFFRONT private beach. 2BR/1BA,
$680/month. 1 BR/1BA, $545/month. No pets. 778-
1086.
NICELY FURNISHED 2BR/3BA townhouse, across
from beach. Pool, covered parking. For rent by the
month, up to eight months. $1,000/month. 792-8747
or 447-0737.
ANNUAL 2BR/1.5BA, elevated duplex, view of Gulf
and bay, steps to beach. $815/month, plus utilities.
NNo pets. 922-2473.
CONDO 2BR FURNTSHED, beachfront, heated
pool, fishing dock, seasonal, three-month minimum,
55-plus. Call (813) 247-3178 or weekends, (813)
927-1632.
BRAND NEW TOWNHOUSE at Sabal Harbour.
Never lived in, 2BR/2.5BA, gated security, commu-
nity pool, tennis, close to 1-75. $950/month annual.
778-6743.


ONE BLOCK TO beach. 2BR/1 BA, furnished apart-
ment. $850/month, includes utilities. Available May
1. Long or short term. 778-3395.
WATERFRONT VILLA with fantastic view and dock.
Furnished 2BR/2BA. May 1 to Nov. 1. Call Captain
Steve, 545-6537 or slloydevans @ cs.com.
ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1 BA, elevated du-
plex. Laundry, private parking, clean, modem, steps to
beach. $735/month. 342-9456 or 410-4466 cell.
ANNA MARIA 1BR furnished apartment. Utilities
included, no phone. $750/month. Close to piers and
beach. 778-7315.
ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH remodeled with tropical
setting. 3BR/2BA, privacy fence for pool and Jacuzzi
areas. Large lanai, screened porch, fireplace. Fur-
nished. Immediate occupancy. No pets, no smoking.
Principles only. (941) 962-3307.
SUN PLAZA WEST on beach. 2BR/2BA. nicely fur-
nished, heated pool, elevator, garage. Available fall
and season 2003. Owner, 778-3231.
BRAND NEW 2BR/2BA, extra large garage with
hook-ups. Steps to beach. Annual, $1,100. Gulftide
Property Management, 779-1675.
LOOKING TO RENT dock with lift, or purchase
dock with or without lift, or purchase location
where dock can be built or rebuilt. Call Dean, 779-
0208 or 506-6614.
CHARMING 1BR/1BA with new tile, kitchen and a
private courtyard. $695/month, plus all utilities.
$1,390 security deposit. Available June 1. Phone,
302-0779.
SEASONAL EFFICIENCY canalfront, one large
room with Murphy bed and kitchen, canal view,
separate bath with shower. $250/week, $900/
month. Available immediately. Call 778-6234 (mes-
sage) or Patti, 779-0202.


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


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505 67th St. .................... $468,900

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

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

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

857 N. Shore Dr. ........... $899,000

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

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

111 Gull Drive ...Reduced $529,500

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

509 68th Street .............. $439,000

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

506 Bayview Dr ............ $789,000

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

ISLAND HOMES,
CONDOS & LOTS
Sun Plaza West #201 ...... $425,000

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

203 78th St................... $379,000

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

509 S. Bay Blvd ........... $659,000

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

Bradenton Beach Club from$500,000
409 Spring Ave lot .....-....-... 249.500
Sunbow Bay #204........... $259,000

The Terrace #1, 3-6 ........ $289,900

Beachwalk Townhomes New Project from .. $434,900

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

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

Waters.Edge #208N ........ $384,900

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

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

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

210 83rd Street ............ $335,000

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

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

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

DUPLEXES

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

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

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

MAINLAND

3948 Mariners Way......... $439,900

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

1111 Edgewater Cr. .......... $235,000

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

1206 Spoonbill Landing Cir $227,000

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

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S.1 Holmes Beach! $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.
: .. MARINER'S COVE Top floor,
S' '.... 2,516 sq.ft., 4BR/3BA in gated
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, Tl
this 3/5BR/4/5BA home is "
5,450 of exceptional quality o1at
and detail. Lush tropical set- t '
ting with incredible pool, spa' _. _
and dock area. $2,750,000.
Call Dave Moynihan, 778-
2246 or 778-7976.
PARADISE REDUCED This
B4 2BR/2BA home has deeded
l- -i 4 water rights on canal and re-
a duced to just $237,000. Dock is
S.t1,. a steps away and everything in
S' n "cluded location. Call Anne
Miller 778-2246 or 792-6475.
WATERFRONT HOME! Gra-
cious, renovated canalfront
home with two docks, deck, ?. -
caged and heated pool. Three
bedroom suites each with pri-
vate bat:i and walk-in closets
and d eamy kitchen. $599,900.
Ca'" ,'ee Jorcyk. 778-224P


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doc,
to Intracoasta,
Moynihan, 778-2246.


S9 gated community with
a Sola Bay with access
$259,500. Call Dave


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


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

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 1BR/1BA mobile home. Elevated ceil-
ings in living room, dining area off of kitchen. Large
outdoor shed. View of Gulf, steps to beach. Lo-
cated in Sandpiper Mobile Resort senior park,
(905) 623-0881.

PALMA SOLA BOULEVARD bayfront Mediterra-
nean on two lots. 6BR/5.5BA, 6,500-square-foot-liv-
ing, 9,300 total square feet. Six-car garage, triple
pool, three stories with glass elevator, 24-karat gold
fixtures, lots of marble. Three-zoned air 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 appoint-
ment 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 tropi-
cal splendor. Don't miss this one! Call Dick Maher
or Dave Jones at A Paradise Realty, 778-4600 or
toll free at (800) 237-2252. $359,900.


WANT TO BUY house or condo. Cash, fast clos-
ing. 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.

WATERFRONT HOME with tropical landscaping.
603 Ambassador Lane, Key Royale. New dock,
seawall, boat lift and tile roof. 2-3BR/2BA, private
golf course. Sellers motivated. Priced in the
$400's. Jessyca Sanders, (800) 928-1116 or
(727) 409-6929, Remax Executives.

LAST OF THE AFFORDABLE condos, $117,900.
Boat docks, heated pool, 2BR/1.5BA. Walk to
Palma Solo Bay Beach. Two minutes to beach.
Call Fred Flis, Real Estate Mart, 756-1090.

LOT FOR SALE ready to build. Gulf view and ac-
cess. Corner of Newton and Jacaranda in Anna
Maria. (813) 748-1313 or (813) 990-8543.

PERICO ISLAND 3BR/2BA, two-car garage.
Open house 1-4pm Sunday. 11324 Perico Isle
Circle. $249,900. 792-5372.

BAYFRONT BEAUTIFUL 3BR/2BA, home on 150
ft. of pristine bayfront. Seawalled, dock, davits, sprin-
kler system. Owner very anxious to sell, bought
another home. Bring all good and reasonable offers.
$799,000. Call Jane Grossman at A Paradise Re-
alty, 778-4800, home 778-4451. Owner/agent.

SELLING OR BUYING a house? Need extra
space? Budget Self- Storage can help. Daily,
weekly, monthly specials. Boxes and packing sup-
plies. 795-5510-


THE ISLANDER" APRIL 17, 2002 U PAGE 35





WILDEWOOD SPRINGS condo, 559 Lakeside.
1,550-square foot 2BR/2BA, beautiful greenbelt
view. Open house, April 21, 2-4pm. $102,000.
Call anytime, 334-0300.

BEAUTIFUL ANNA MARIA Island Sandpiper mo-
bile home park, age 55+. Shares available at only
$57,500. Very affordable homes and lots also. 779-
1343, (416) 694-4348. Margocanfla@aol.com.

MINUTES TO BEACHES 2BR/2BA condo at
Sabal Palms. Great location, huge lanai, washer/
dryer, heated pool, nicely updated, pets OK, no
age restrictions. $74,900. Chard Winheim,
Coldwell Banker, 778-6743.

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION Condo for
sale by owner. Unit 3C, 522 Pine St., Anna
Maria. Water views, 2BR/1BA, assigned dock
area, steps to Anna Maria City Pier, post office.
$215,000. 779-9838.

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 1-4pm April 21. Reduced
to $835,000! 871 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria.
Bayfront 2BR/2BA home, 3BR/2BA guesthouse.
Carla Price, Realtor, Marina Pointe Realty Co. Call
for details, 779-0732 or 1-866-779-0732.

WANTED: ANNA MARIA Island. Looking for an
older, ranch-style home on a deep canal with
2,000-square-foot living space. Call Mark, (941)
587-2213.

SEE THE GULF of Mexico from your private
lanai. 2BR/2BA, elevator, split bedroom design.
Walk to beach, shopping and restaurants. Real
Estate Mart, 756-1090.

MOBILE HOME in 55+ park. 1BR turnkey with
add-on glass enclosed room. $1,500. 794-3598.

HOW TO ADVERTISE: DEADLINES MONDAY
NOON for Wednesday publication. UP to 3 line
minimum includes approximately 21 words $9.
Additional lines $3 each. Box: $3. Ads must be
paid in advance. Stop by or mail to 5404 Marina
Drive., Holmes Beach FL 34217.


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

53 YEARS OF DISTINCTIVE ISLAND SERVICE

3224 East Bay Dr. Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
/ /2If/t d o k Sales: 941-778-0700 Rentals: 778-6665
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REAL ESTATE COMPANY OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK


DEFIES HEMINGWAYI Ground-
level two-story Key West-style 3BR/
2BA. Pristine beach access.
$485,000. Geoff Wall, 778-0700.

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SANDY BEACHES and Gulf views!
807 S. Gulf Drive. Great rental in-
come. Close to Bridge St. $429,000.
Teresia Bradford, 778-0700.
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CANALFRONT CONDO! 2BR/2BA
at Flamingo Cay. 10423 Waterbird
Way. 20-ft. boat dockr. $149,900. Call
Gail Tutewiler, 778-0700.





SAILBOAT WATER 214 S. Har-
bor Dr., Holmes Beach. 3BR/
2BA, fireplace. $559,000. Becky
Smith or Elfi Starrett, 778-0700.





GULFFRONT CONDO Surround
yourself with direct Gulf views.
$450,000. Ask for Tina Rudek or
Mike Migone.778-0700


ISLAND DOLL HOUSE WITH
BOAT DOCK 7302 Palm Drive.
Totally renovated 2BR. $334,500.
Ask for Gail Tutewiler, 778-0700.





MARTINIQUE SOUTH Gulffront
end unit. 2BR/2BA, garage, extra
storage. $409,000. Gail Tute-
wiler, 778-0700.





LAUREL OAK PARK 1111 86th
Ct. NW. 4BR/3BA, three-car ga-
rage. $369,900. Call Becky
Smith or Elfi Starrett, 778-0700.





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





AFFORDABLE NAUTICAL LIV-
ING Garden villa, split 2BR/2BA,
deep-water docking available.
S1I 20r' Geoff Wall -"8-0700


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


FAMILY-SIZED ISLAND HOME
7204 Palm Drive. 4-5BR/2.5BA.
Deeded boat slip. $479,000. Gail
Tutewiler, 778-0700.





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



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WATER VIEW FROM LIVING
ROOM! Beautifully furnished
unit in Casco Dorado.
$139,900. Nick Staab, 778-0700.





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homes, deep-water dock, pool.
Two models for immediate delivery
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1 They lack details
7 Writer's block?
14 Jazz fan, most likely
20 It, so to speak
21 Half of a former sitcom
duo
22 Yeti sighter
23 "Get lost!"
24 Redolent
25 Saul Bellow book
26 Recovering insomniac's
declaration?
29 Annual song ender
30 Brian of Roxy Music
31 U.S.N. noncom
32 Straight up or straight-
ened up
34 Talk for the flock: Abbr.
35 Datebook abbr.
39 Antidepressant medicine
43 Terrific
45 What loons feed on?
48 Hwys.
50 Cost, in slang
53 Repairer's read
54 Put a burden on
56 "Get lost!"
58 Bowl org.
59 Author LeShan
60 Union latecomer
62 Book keeper
63 Ticker tapes?: Abbr.
64 Not nobody
66 Fix up the joint?
68 Plus
69 Best recording of the


"Hungarian Rhapsodies"?
73 Maid hirers, maybe
76 It may have three rings
77 Vet's job
81 Circle dance
82 Cartoon part
83 Poet Lindsay
86 Heat source, in Huelva
87 Banned apple application
'88 Home to some
14-Acrosses
89 Kind of support
90 Crab
92 "Phooey!"
94 Spanish ayes
96 Service offering private
engagements with a des-
pot?
98 "Contract Bridge for Begin-
ners" author
100 Ease
102 Buggy terrain
103 Sail through
105 1998 animated film
107 Chesapeake Canal locale:
Abbr.
108 U.R.L. part
111 Swedish import
113 National loafers?
121 Architect Palladio
123 Indiana county or its seat
124 Bully, e.g.
125 "Cosi fan tutte" composer
126 Mined find
127 Belt
128 Existing
129 Eyeballed
130 San Joaquin Valley city

Down
1 1944 Physics Nobelist I. I.


3 Decent
4 Taurus or Aries
5 Competition incentive
6 Take root
7 Flow stopper
8 Muslim pilgrimage
9 Guarantee
10 Produce beads, perhaps
11 Introduce
12 Ample, informally
13 Pine product
14 Without precedent
15 Driver's thingie
16 Loan figs.
17 Result of setting off a
smoke bomb in a library?
18 Helpless?
19 Francophone land
27 __ me tangere (touch-
me-not)
28 Photog's item
33 It's served in spots
35 Top spots
36 Home of "La Maja
desnuda"
37 Company with a blue
globe logo
38 Lao-
40 Cuba, por ejemplo
41 Asian tongue
42 Like some gears
44 Forgiveness of a sort
46 Louts
47 Some pastries
49 Part of some pastries
51 Revolutionary War gen-
eral Thomas
52 Needle point?
55 Gathered skirt
57 Not very recent
61 Suite amenity
62 Turn abruptly
65 Economic warfare tactic
67 One of les saisons


68 Spring bloomer
70 Sauce ingredients,
sometimes
71 Feeble
72 Wiped out
73 Roe source
74 "Run Run" (1998
film)
75 Colorful wood cutter?
78 Rodeo producer
79 Ryan nicknamed the
Ryan Express
80 Look daggers


82 High-muck-a-muck
84 Phobia starter
85 "Mask" star
89 Atlantic or Pacific
91 A train?
93 Portfolio part, in brief
95 Crush, e.g.
97 Product package abbr.
99 Degree in math?
101 Angler's equipment
103 "Likewise"
104 Minolta alternative
1061983 pseudo-docu-


mentary
109 It's a shore thing
110 Artist Max
112 Support group?
114 Superman's mother
115 Other, in Oaxaca
116 They may be shuffled
117 Racer on ice
118 Closeout caveat
119 It's a gas
120 Villain played by Jo-
seph Wiseman
122 Trauma ctrs.


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