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Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992) ( April 24, 2002 )

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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
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Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: April 24, 2002

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

Material Information

Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: April 24, 2002

Subjects

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

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Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Pat Geyer and some of her gang at Duffy's Tavern are looking for a new home for the Island landmark.
Islander Photo: Bonner Joy



Moratorium on some development


OK'd in Bradenton Beach


Bradenton Beach will have a moratorium on vacating
rights of way, rezonings and comprehensive plan amend-
ments from May 1 through November 1 of this year.
City commissioners narrowly approved the mora-
torium last Thursday after hearing more than two hours
of testimony from a packed audience in city hall. More
than 30 people spoke, most favoring the partial build-
ing ban. There were also more than 50 letters presented
to commissioners from residents supporting the mora-
torium.
Commissioners Dawn Baker and Ross Benjamin
were joined by Mayor John Chappie in voting in favor
of the moratorium. Commissioner Bill Arnold and Vice
Mayor Mollie Sandberg opposed the six-month mora-
torium.
"I don't wish to give anyone a change of zoning
until we have had an opportunity to go through a vi-
sioning process," Baker said. "I don't know what the
majority of the people in the city want" and won't
know until the long-range plans are reviewed and up-
dated.
"I've said for months that we need to review our
land development codes," said Benjamin, "and we've
done nothing. We keep giving out exemptions to build-
ing rules when we need to have building done within


the rules and regulations that exist. I'm voting for the
moratorium."
"This has been a tough last few months," said
Chappie of the drive to have a moratorium enacted. "I
disagree with some of the statements that we've
changed the rules. We've gone through a lot of change,
and it's been for the best, but some of the development
that has happened may not have happened as we
wanted it. I don't see a problem with taking a breather."
"I think we should have a referendum vote of the
people on any land-use change in the city," said
Arnold.
"I will not support a moratorium," said Sandberg.
"It's not necessary. Do you honestly think we can
tighten up our land development code and comprehen-
sive plan in six months?"
The moratorium will not cause all construction in
Bradenton Beach to come to a halt, only that which re-
quires a change in land use or zoning.
The city will now embark on a r,.i.in" process
which commissioners have said will allow residents,
business owners and officials to review current land
development rules and envision how the city will or
should be in the future, changing the codes to accom-
modate the future plans of the city.


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Duffy's Tavern


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we'll be back'

By Paul Roat
"Future Home of Duffy's Tavern" signs have
sprouted everywhere as Islanders show their support
for the end of an eatery era.
Duffy's Tavern is closing, probably in early June.
"We definitely will be back," said Pat Geyer who,
with husband Ed and daughters Peggi, Pam and Pollie,
have been operating the little restaurant across the
street from the Manatee Public Beach in Holmes Beach
since 1970.
"We don't know where we'll go yet," Pat said of
the forced relocation. "We want to stay in Holmes
Beach, but parking is the problem."
There is a growing list of possible establishments,
some perhaps legitimate and some perhaps whimsical,
that the Geyers have received as sites for a new "home"
for Duffy's.
Island Marine. The Sea Horse in Cortez. Beach-
Style Boutique. The Waterfront Restaurant. Parrot Bay
Cafe. D.Coy Ducks.
The Geyers had leased the lower floor of the two-
story structure from Carl and Janice Freeman for more
than three decades. Carl died last year, and the
Freemans decided to take over the business he had
started there in 1953.
Jan Freeman, daughter of the original owner of
what was called the Mid-Island Drive-In, said the new
establishment would be called "Skinny's Place," nick-
name of her late father. Skinny's Place, like Duffy's,
will be a family-run restaurant, with son Clark and
daughters Estella and Maggie behind the counter.
"We don't want to change anything," Jan Freeman
said. "We want to have the same kind of place. Pat will
take the caps and license plates, of course, but we want
to serve the same kind of food.
Ironically, Carl Freeman's race car in his native
midwest was called "Skinny's." Duffy's Tavern has a
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concert from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, April 26, at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Vocalist will be Marge Jasper, who has
sung jazz, pop and show tunes on Longboat
Key, St. Armands Circle, Sarasota and
Bradenton.
Harris is a longtime musician, playing with
the New York Philharmonic, some 30 Broad-
way shows, on film and TV recordings, and has
conducted and composed percussion music for
many dancers, said the Center. Details may be
obtained at 778-1908.





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Duffy's closing in June
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
racing motif as well.
Duffy's Tavern has been a tradition on the Island
since long before the Geyers took over. Under their
watch, though, the low-ceilinged, memorabilia-packed
little restaurant has doled out "the coldest beer" and
"the best burgers" for countless thousands.
Regulars are elbow-to-elbow with visitors, all chat-
ting and gossiping. Shirtless, shoeless beachgoers vie
for bar space with men and women in suits and ties.
Pat, a former mayor of Holmes Beach and current city
commissioner, doles out political gossip along with
bean soup or chili.
Moving won't be easy. There are the hundreds of
ball caps, the dozens of license plates and all the other
oddities that guests have contributed to the funky room
over the years.
The menu hasn't changed much. There's still no
french fries, only chips. The bean soup "made with
a fresh bone today" is still made there, as is the spe-
cial chili.
And resonant through the place is the famous re-
frain heard hundreds of times a day after ordering a
burger: "Lettuce, tomato, pickles and onions on that?"
Although the Geyers aren't happy about moving,
they are happy about what the "going out of business"
notice has done for business.
"We've selling out of T-shirts and paintings and
caps," Pat said. "People are coming in from all over to
have a cheeseburger and beer and to say good-bye."
"We thought the season was over," said daughter
Pam. "Then the word got out. I guess we are the sea-
son right now."
Wherever the Geyer clan ends up, the new Duffy's
won't be all that much different from the old Duffy's.
"We're going to take all the license plates," Pam
said. "We'll try to take all the hats, too. And we're talk-
ing about cutting up the bar and selling it in pieces for
the new building fund."
And what about the move itself?
"The Privateers have said they'll all show up to
help out," Pam said, "and a lot of the regulars, too."
"It's a sad thing," Pat added about the closure, "but
we'll be back."


Mid.Island Drive.In,
The following letter and article were pub-
lished in 1999, as submitted by Estella Freeman,
then a student in a Manatee County high school:
My grandparents came to Anna Maria Island
45 years ago and opened the Mid-Island Drive-In.
Today it is known as Duffy's Tavern.
For many years I have heard stories about
Duffy's from my family and know that the tavern
is well-known. I would like to submit this story
about my hard-working grandparents.
Estella Freeman, Bradenton

History of Duffy's Tavern
By Estella Freeman
Special to The Islander
In 1936 a young mid-western couple went to
Florida for their honeymoon. They traveled the
state and were so impressed with the west coast
that they planned to come back some day and
have a business near the beach.
Sixteen years later, with their two young chil-
dren, they did just that. They loved Anna Maria
Island. They found a building lot to their liking
and planned to build their little drive-in. Through
much difficulty, they were able to start construc-
tion in 1952-53. It was their plan to have full-
course dinners, an ice cream soda fountain, carry-
out and curb service. That was the "going thing'.
in the '50s.
The front of the building faced Gulf Drive
across from the Manatee Public Beach. French
doors were across the front and two sides to give
it an open air feeling, but it was still possible to
close it off in inclement weather. They soon
found that the curb service would not work. It was
too hot in the summer and there were too many
mosquitoes. The concrete tables with bright
striped umbrellas outside were seldom used.
Business those first two months was quite slow.
Eventually Mid-Island Drive-In's business
began to improve. More locals, families, tourists


Duffy's: a look back
and the Milwaukee Braves baseball players dis-
covered it. As business began to pick up, the own-
ers put in long hours, serving breakfast, lunch and
dinner. Eventually, due to family business prob-
lems up north, they had to close the drive-in and
go back to the midwest.
After a time, the little business was leased to
a husband and wife and later to a man who took
over. The name changed to Duffy's Tavern be-
cause the new owner was known as Duffy. The
menu changed from meals and ice cream, to sand-
wiches, soup and frosted mugs of beer. Duffy
leased the place for 12 years and it became well-
known.
At Duffy's retirement, a local woman, Pat
Geyer, took over the management of the business.
She has successfully operated Duffy's for 25
years.
Many notable people and others from all walks
of life have passed through its doors. Many stories
and tales are told about the little place across the road
from the beach. Write-ups have been in USA Today,
the Island and Key newspapers, the Bradenton Her-
ald and others. As the old radio station show
"Duffy's Tavern" said, "Where the elite meet to eat."
Stop in sometime and see the collection of base-
ball caps and enjoy one of Duffy's cheeseburgers
and, as you look about, think that when it was built
in 1952-53, there were only rumors of a possible
bridge linking Bradenton to the Island.
The Mid-Island Drive-In was the only privately
owned commercial building in that area. Only jungle
existed behind and on both sides and all round. At
that time Manatee County had jurisdiction over the
land. All permits were issued by the county. The
property was later annexed into the City of Holmes
Beach. Water came from a point well which tasted
good and, of course, there was no sewer system in
those days.
The young people who came to Anna Maria
61 years ago still live in Manatee County and they
are my grandparents.


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THE ISLANDER M APRIL 24, 2002 M PAGE 3


Renourishment hits Bradenton Beach Meetings


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
With nearly 60 percent of the Anna Maria Island
beach renourishment project completed, work crews
and newly pumped sand reached the northern end of
Bradenton Beach early this week, and expect to be at
the S-curve within a few days.
And that's good news for many Bradenton Beach
Gulffront accommodations that have been advertising
a nearly nonexistent beach for vacationers the past few
years.
Manatee County eco-systems manager Charlie
Hunsicker reported work crews and sand were at the
2500 block of Gulf Drive in Bradenton Beach on Mon-
day, April 22, about 2,000 feet north of the S-curve.
That's just one month after renourishment began in late
March, about six weeks behind schedule at that time.
Hunsicker said the dredge was out of service on
Friday for maintenance, but back in operation after a
few hours and repairs.
Crews have averaged.adding 500 feet of new sand
to the beach the past few days, coastal engineer Jenni-
fer Davis of Coastal Planning and Engineering said.
That should drop to the more normal average of around
300 feet per day, she added. The beach is being wid-
ened between 125 to 200 feet during the renourishment
project, Davis said.
While a pumping station will not be added on the


beach to keep the sand flowing at the present rate as
more pipes are laid heading south to Coquina Beach,
a booster station inside the pipes will be utilized, she
added.
Although the pace of work will slow, Davis and
Hunsicker were both extremely pleased at how fast the
beach has been put down and how few problems have
developed.
But no one is happier than TurtleWatch Director
Suzi Fox at the pace of renourishment. She and her vol-
unteers have the difficulty of helping turtles over pipes,
dig into sand, and move them if necessary to a safe lo-
cation.
While no turtles have been reported yet on the Is-
land, "they're probably just offshore now," Fox said.
And with nearly 60 percent of the new beach al-
ready down before turtle nesting season, Fox couldn't
be happier.
She's also pleased with the quality of sand, and
expects the turtles to have no trouble digging in to
make a nest when they reach the Island.
Hunsicker said the project is still on schedule to
finish in early June, but cautioned that the addition of
sand at Coquina Beach is a major focus of the
renourishment project and will take some time to com-
plete. Additionally, the sand flow won't be quite as fast
at Coquina as at the beaches renourished further north
on the Island closer to the barge and dredge.

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Photo: Courtesy
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Anna Maria City
April 25, 2 p.m., meeting with the mayor and "The
Record" staff TENTATIVE.
April 25, 7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda:
Consent agenda, department head reports, proclama-
tion of May as civility month, Max Znika plaque-
presentation, planning and zoning board recommen-
dation of Conasi variance at 104 Newton, Horvat
covenant variance modification, approval of "The
Accord," public hearing on Belle Haven Cottage as
historic park, first reading of no-parking ordinance,
citizen of the year committee appointments and pub-
lic comments.
April 27, 9 a.m., day-long work session.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
April 24, 2 p.m., special city commission meeting on
health insurance.
April 24, 2:30 p.m., special city commission meeting
on 2002-03 city budget.
April 25, 6:30 p.m., board of adjustment meeting.
April 26, 8:30 a.m., city commission-department head
work session.
April 26, 9:30 a.m., special city commission meet-
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cussion; city pier mirror discussion; discussion of
asphalt on parking lots at city hall, city pier and
Tingley Memorial Library; request for proposals on
engineering discussion; and visioning discussion.
April 30, 11 a.m., parking and traffic flow study com-
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778-1005.

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PAGE 4 i APRIL 24, 2002 0 THE ISLANDER


Population drops linked to real estate hikes


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Island mayors are worried that rising property val-
ues the past two years have significantly contributed to
declining populations in all three cities, a trend some
officials believe could eventually lead to the Island
being nothing more than a rental community for main-
land investors.
In short, they worry the Island is getting too expen-
sive for residents.
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore is disturbed
by the 9.4 percent decrease in registered voters in her
city between 2000 and 2002.
"The pattern is obvious," Whitmore said. "We are
seeing a growing trend of people who live off the Is-
land buying homes here and just using them for rental
income or speculation."
Whitmore was not surprised to learn that the popu-
lation of the entire Island has declined just under 10
percent in the past two years, according to voter regis-
tration records at the Manatee County Supervisor of
Elections Office. At the same time, property values
have climbed between 30 and 50 percent, several Island
real estate agents have said.
"A lot of [home] buyers are now investors who
aren't interested in living here," said Whitmore. Devel-
opers are buying older homes on large lots and build-
ing duplexes, when possible, or three-plex and four-
plex units for investment, Whitmore added.
"I am very concerned we are losing people," both
permanent residents and winter visitors who face rent
increases every year as new owners look to recoup in-
vestment money.
One answer to slow the pace of development and
ensure visitors return every year is rent control, some-
thing Whitmore has brought up to the city commission
previously, but it's fallen on deaf ears. "They always
say there's no problem in Holmes Beach."
When visitors stop coming to Holmes Beach every
winter because it's too expensive, then the commission
will believe there is a problem, she predicted.
There's also another problem for Holmes Beach
and other Island cities with negative population growth.
Many federal government projects are funded on the
basis of population, Whitmore said. A city with a popu-
lation decline from one census to the next gets less
money than a city with a population increase.
In Anna Maria, which has seen a 5.5 percent drop
in the number of registered voters the past two years,
from 1,615 to 1,526, Mayor SueLynn is also worried
about the future of her city.
Given the current trend in home prices, she be-
lieves that in a few years, "15 to 20 percent of the
people [living] here now will no longer be able to'af-
ford to live or rent in Anna Maria.


Going up
Older homes on Anna Maria Island in the past few years are constantly being bought, razed and replaced with
larger dwellings, say many local real estate agents, often with an eye to the lucrative winter rental market or


for resale investment. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

"Many people have moved away" in the past few
years, "because they can no longer afford the increased
rents or higher taxes," she said, or they've sold out to
developers. The decline in the number of voters con-
firms that.
While campaigning for election a lot of winter visi-
tors told her they didn't know if they were coming back
next year because the rents keep going up every year.
And several current year-round residents who rented
because they love living in Anna Maria are also mov-
ing out, SueLynn said.
"They have told me they just can't afford Island
rent."
There's another side to the declining population.
Island property owners, particularly those still working,
see a great profit opportunity in selling to a developer/
speculator.
"People can sell their Island home for a lot of
money, paying off the balance and have enough left
over to pay cash for a nice home on the mainland," said
one real estate agent who asked not to be identified. In


Some Holmes Beach projects


unnoticed by planners


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
In Holmes Beach, investors in.some instances
can take over a property and convert it to a rental
unit without anyone at city hall knowing the dif-
ference.
In some cases, a duplex can be built on a lot
where a single-family home once stood, or a house
can be torn down, replaced by two houses on the
same lot.
That's because if a property has the proper
zoning for a certain type of construction, builders
and owners don't need a variance, said Holmes
Beach Planning Commission chairperson Sue
Normand.
As an example, she cited a single-family
home near St. Bernard Catholic Church that was
torn down recently and replaced by a duplex. Be-
cause the land was already zoned for duplex units,
the developer did not have to ask for a variance
from the city.
Another example is on 81st Street, where an


older single-family home was torn down and re-
placed with two new houses. In Holmes Beach, two
homes can be built on any lot larger than 15,020
square feet, and the builder does not need a vari-
ance.
On Gulf Drive, an 11-unit condominium
project did not have to go through the planning
commission for any approval, Normand said, be-
cause it already met zoning and code criteria.
Under the right circumstances, "You can de-
velop something without going through the plan-
ning commission," she said.
But she'd like to see an end to that policy, if
only to keep everyone in the city aware of what is
being built. "We are going to ask that any planned
development come to the planning commission
first so we are informed," said Normand, who is
also worried about the changing character of
Holmes Beach.
"I think we have to be careful how we develop.
We don't want to lose the residential character of our
city. We also want to be very careful of density."


Island property values
skyrocket in past 2 years
Doug Dowling of Doug Dowling Real Es-
tate in Anna Maria estimated that the rise in
value for waterfront property on the Island the
past two years, particularly Gulffront, has
been about 30 percent each year, or about 60
percent in just 24 months.
For non-waterfront property, values have
risen about two percent each month in the last
24 months, or about 20 percent each of the
past two years. A home valued at $300,000 in
1999 should now be worth about $420,000.
He said a home that sold for about
$100,000 in the mid-1990s would now sell for
upwards of $325,000. Houses priced for sale
below $300,000 are extremely rare anywhere
on the Island, and usually sell fairly quickly.
And the growing trend is that sales are to
investors looking for rental income, not
people who want to live on the Island. "The
Island is now for investors," said Dowling.



some cases, they've still got money left after buying on
the mainland, the agent said. "I've seen it happen."
He cited an example of a woman he knew who
bought a home in Holmes Beach in 1995 for $120,000.
She sold her house recently for $330,000, paid off her
old mortgage, moved to west Bradenton and paid
$165,000 cash for a new house with a swimming pool.
"She still had about $60,000 in the bank after the
smoke cleared," he said. The people she sold the house
to turned it into a rental unit.
"So it's very tempting for Islanders to sell and
move off the Island."
Does the rise in property values bring in the specu-
lators and developers?
"Absolutely," said another agent. "It was going on
a lot until 9-11." Although investment buying has
slowed somewhat, "it will be back," the agent pre-
dicted. "A lot of properties are getting sold to people
who aren't going to live here fulltime."
That represents another problem. Prices for an Is-
land home have skyrocketed beyond what a lot of area
residents can afford. "There's almost nothing under
$300,000" on the Island, said the agent, and a lot of
Bradenton-area residents simply can't afford that price.
And that's another concern to SueLynn: Maintain-

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THE ISLANDER M APRIL 24, 2002 M PAGE 5


Holmes Beach code enforcement on the job


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
It seems residents of Holmes Beach believe that
unless a complaint is filed, code violations are over-
looked. At least, that is what members of the city's
code enforcement board have been hearing.
However, after a lengthy discussion with Code


Population drops, property value up
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4

ing the city's quality of life.
"I'm not against development, I just want to retain
what we have now as much as possible." She'd rather
have growth "controlled and orderly" rather than a rush
to tear down older homes and put up condominiums
and duplexes.
"I know we have a lot of people buying here and
building strictly for investment or as a rental property,"
she said.
She'd love to have a plan for controlled growth that
would slow speculative investment, but considering the
steep rise in real estate prices the past five years, that's
going to be difficult to achieve, she indicated.
Like Whitmore in Holmes Beach, SueLynn is "re-
ally troubled by the figures" that show a declining
population. Future growth in the city and the popula-
tion downturn will be part of an agenda item during the
all-day commission work session on April 27, she said.
Indeed, Anna Maria Commissioner Chuck Webb
said recently at a city commission meeting that he fears
developers are already moving into the city, buying
vacant and/or adjoining lots, or older properties, and
planning to put as many units as possible on the land,
either for the rental income or resale value.-
And given the incredible rise in Island property
values the past five years, it's not likely real estate
speculators are going to start ignoring the Island in the
future.
That's going to make future planning in Bradenton
Beach difficult, as that city enters a six-month morato-


Enforcement Officer Walter Wunderlich at a recent
code enforcement board meeting, it seems that percep-
tion is not reality.
Wunderlich told board members that he and his
staff carry a full workload.
Wunderlich said that he does address obvious vio-
lations sighted while he is out and that he also follows


rium on building variances and zoning changes.
During the decade of the 1990s, Bradenton Beach
experienced the most severe decline in population
among Island cities, losing 10.6 percent of its popula-
tion between 1990 and 2000, according to the official
U.S. Census, while the other two Island cities stayed
almost the same size.
And it gets worse. Since 2000, Bradenton Beach
has had a further decline of nearly 11 percent of its
registered voters.
While some might attribute the decade-long drop
in population to a city cleaning up its act and having
undesirables get out of town, current Mayor John
Chappie doesn't deny that the city is now losing popu-
lation as investors have bought houses during the recent
boom period for their rental income value.
"I am very concerned that Bradenton Beach is turn-
ing into nothing more than a rental community. A
beach community for visitors."
But there's a problem. People love Anna Maria
Island. People love coming here and they love buying
property here for investment.
"We have to understand people are discovering our
Island," said Whitmore. "The Island is becoming a very
popular destination." The demand for Island property,
either as an investment or for rental income, is not go-
ing away, she said.
-The time for municipal government to think of the
city as a residential neighborhood for permanent resi-
dents, and not a cash cow for some mainland investor
who never sets foot on the Island, is now, Whitmore
acknowledged.
"I think we have to start preparing now for the fu-
ture of our cities," she concluded.


up on every phone call he receives.
"What people don't understand is that there is a
procedure that I have to follow," Wunderlich said.
"People call me up on Monday and expect the prob-
lem to be resolved by Tuesday. People have to be
notified and given an opportunity to correct any vio-
lation."
According to Wunderlich there may be anywhere
from 15-70 cases generated in a week, and upon further
investigation some of the cases turn out to be un-
founded.
When a violation does exist, a certified letter is sent
to the responsible party. Wunderlich said the process
of sending the letters, waiting for responses and cor-
recting the problem is time-consuming.
"I personally advise callers not to expect it to hap-
pen overnight," said Wunderlich.
Board members suggested that Wunderlich and his
staff make a copy of city procedures available to resi-
dents and that a copy be mailed to anyone who calls in
a complaint.
All calls and complaints are currently logged in a
book showing what has been done in each case and it
is available for public viewing.
The board members also encouraged
Wunderlich to seek public relations advice from lo-
cal publishers to find a solution that will keep citi-
zens informed.
In other business, Wunderlich updated board mem-
bers on the status of Holmes Beach Marina. According
to Wunderlich, Brian Quatermain of Holmes Beach
Marina received a permit to enclose his dumpster; how-
ever, it had not been fenced in yet.
Board members agreed to send Quatermain a let-
ter strongly urging him to have the dumpster enclosed
before its May meeting, since the board's original or-
.der in March granted him only a 14-day window to
come into compliance.
Wunderlich also reported that the city has moved
forward in placing a lien again Joseph Spain's prop-
erty. Spain was found in violation of having an ille-
gally parked boat and trailer. Spain accrued $825 in
fines before bringing his property into compliance.


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11110pinion


First reaction, second thought
Duffy's is closing ... They'll be back.
Reaction to the news that Pat Geyer lost her lease at the
worn old screened-in porch we all know as Duffy's Tavern and
would be closing in June varied only slightly, with most Island-
ers aghast at the thought that their favorite cheeseburger joint
would soon be no more.
It's become a symbol of the Island. An institution.
From a life-long Island resident: Speechless.
As the shock wore off, most people were genuinely
upset that Duffy's would be forced out of business.
It's a shame. A crying shame. There's been more than
few shared cold beers, Coca-Colas, cheeseburgers and bowls
of chili with friends and new acquaintances at Duffy's.
There've been shared tales, on and off the record, and
a great deal of respect for Pat Geyer over the years as a poli-
tician and a businesswoman.
It was a favorite place for publisher Bonner's Virginia
family to visit for cheeseburgers and a "photo op" with
Pat. Editor Paul's been downing burgers there since before
Pat owned it. Cartoonist Jack is a big fan.
We luv Duffy's. Who wouldn't?
The reasons for the owners, the Freeman family, to end
the lease aren't at all important to most folks. The lease
wasn't being renewed after 30 years of Geyer proprietress,
and plenty of folks are upset.
Suggestions for new Duffy's locations began flying
through the air like love bugs in season, and T-shirts and
burgers are selling faster than dimes for a nickel since the
news broke.
Pat said, with a chuckle, plenty of folks are telling her
"where to go."
Husband Ed ordered "his" advertisement in the paper
draped in black.
And this, from the former police chief, 85-year-old
Snooks Adams: "I think it's a damn shame they have to
close up. I think they oughta burn the place down. I won't
ever go in the f-ing place again."
A few other comments went like: It's not a major event in
my life. Why in the hell didn't they buy it years ago?
They didn't buy it because it wasn't for sale.
And now the Freemans, who opened it as a drive-in
back in 1954, have a third generation eager to make it on
their own at the location their grandfather started.
As Snooks has also said, referring to growth and devel-
opment, "Hell, we gotta make room for everybody here."
Let's plan on a new place for the Geyer clan to call home
hopefully some place with a concrete floor and enough room
for lots of license plates and caps.
And once we're settled back in at Duffy's maybe we
can come to know the Freemans and give them a chance at
Skinny's Place.
Just don't count the Geyers down and out. The race isn't
over, it's just a yellow flag.



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No to Leffis memorial site
I am a combat veteran who strongly objects to a
proposed military memorial on Leffis Key. Construc-
tion of such a structure would harm the central purpose
of this wildlife sanctuary and nature preserve. For over
a quarter century, from the award of my World War II
medal in the 1940s through my decoration with the
Silver Star (America's second-highest military combat
award), in the 1970s for action in Vietnam, I voluntar-
ily served our country. Following my retirement, I con-
tinued to volunteer, working on many area projects
including some on Anna Maria Island, qualifying me,
I feel, to be heard on this issue.
I object for two reasons:
1. As two of the many volunteers who helped restore
Leffis Key, my wife and I planted over 5,000 wetland
grasses and performed other "sweat equity" tasks. We are
proud of the results and often take visitors to see this pro-
ductive wildlife sanctuary. I do not recall seeing those
veterans groups, who are pushing for the memorial at
Leffis Key, among those of us who worked on restoring
the key. I, and other volunteers, will feel betrayed if our
work is marred and will feel less enthusiastic about donat-
ing our free hours if our prior efforts are demeaned or
damaged by another project, however worthwhile.
2. Over many years, I have actively supported mili-
tary memorials including the Vietnam Memorial, the
Air Force Memorial (currently under construction), and
the Memorial to Military Women, all located in our
Nation's Capitol. Primary considerations for such me-
morials are: parking; access, including handicap allow-
ances; and the, impact of visitors to the site. Being very
familiar with Leffis Key, I assert that this location
isinappropriate for the proposed veterans memorial.
Those veterans who advocate a memorial on Leffis
Key wildlife sanctuary are a hard-core minority of the
thousands of veterans in our area. They do not speak
for me nor for many others. Further, they seem not to
care about preserving our natural heritage, as well as
providing all military members, past and present, with


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the recognition and honor they so richly deserve.
Simply put, I support the construction of a memo-
rial honoring military members at an alternate site, such
as the one suggested last year by Ernie Padgett just
south of the Key. Placing a worthy project on an inap-
propriate site (Leffis Key), however, not only harms the
site but diminishes the stature of the intruding project.
Robert V. Dean, Lt. Col. (USAF) Ret., Bradenton

Park stays noncommercial
We would like to commend Mayor SueLynn for
taking action to ensure that Bayfront Park will remain
available to everyone by keeping it in the hands of the
Manatee County Parks and Recreation Department.
This agreement assures that the park will "remain in
perpetuity" for noncommercial recreation of visitors
and citizens alike.
Bayfront Park is the crowning jewel of the City of
Anna Maria. There is no other place where the crystal
waters of the Gulf and bay can be seen from the road-
way. It invites people of all persuasions to stop and
enjoy the beauty of this very special place.
No hovercraft, or any other commercial venture,
can invade the park due to city codes that were put in
place by very wise people in the past. They must have
known what could happen to a valuable piece of land
if left to the wiles of a few indiscriminate people who
run for city office.
The park has been maintained very well since the
arrival in January of Len Carswell, the new parks and
rec operations manager. He, along with Cindy Turner,
were at the meeting held specifically for this purpose
on Tuesday, April 9, and were able to answer the many
questions from all present. A meeting is planned be-
tween the mayor and parks-rec in early May to iron out
and bring up to date our 1975 agreement.
To all of the 236 citizens who signed our petition
on election day, and all those who supported us in this
venture, we say "Thanks for a job well done."
Tom and Sissy Quinn, Anna Maria





THE ISLANDER 0 APRIL 24, 2002 0 PAGE 7


People, mailboxes at
Pines Trailer Park
The Longboat Key weekly newspaper reported in
its April 4 issue that the key garden club had sent a
letter to the mayor asking him "to bring a uniform code
to the key's mailboxes."
The letter from the garden club states that "the key
has become so overrun with oddball looking mailboxes
that Longboat Key is beginning to resemble the trailer
parks of Bradenton and Dogpatch, USA."
Well, I wondered, was this a bad "April Fool"
joke? Perhaps, but I still felt it required a response.
First, I must admit that I always enjoyed the comic
strip "Lil' Abner" and thought Dogpatch, with its ru-
ral ambiance and quirky, free-spirited characters,
would be a wonderful place to live.
Second, I've been admiring the Pines Trailer Park
in Bradenton Beach since the first time we discovered
the Bridge Street Pier. From the pier, you can get a
good view of the park with its neat rows of mobile
homes, its inviting location on Sarasota Bay and the
docks filled with a variety of boats that are easily ac-
cessible to their owners.
So I decided this was a good opportunity to meet
some of the people who live in the Pines Trailer Park
and to see how they felt about the comparisons.
I parked my car by the Bridge Street Pier and
walked into the Pines Trailer Park. The first person I
met was John Magoc, who entered the Park right be-
hind me. A Pittsburgh native, John has been spending
the winters at Pines Trailer Park for nine years.
"This is a great area here," he said. "It has easy
access to the bay for boating and to the Gulf for swim-
ming and watching the sunset."
He explained that the park has its own boat club
and docks. Then he introduced me to Bob


Beachwalker
Tales from up
% and down the Anna
Maria beaches
by Jean Steiger


Kochensparger, who was in his front yard where we
could see his fishing boat stored right behind him.
"We still see the ocean from Gulf Drive," Bob re-
marked. "That's something money can't buy. It's too
late for Longboat Key."
Next, I met Paul Marin, from Akron, Ohio, who
was chatting with Anne Ostergren, a Pines Park resi-
dent since 1978.
When I told them about the Longboat Key Garden
Club letter, they both laughed. "They should be so
lucky if they can manufacture the atmosphere that
this park has," Paul said.
Anne Ostergren at age 94 is the oldest resident of
the Park. She graciously invited me into her home to
talk. She explained that Pines was originally a travel-
trailer park and almost everyone was retired. Now,
many of the residents are still working.
Her husband, Carl, was a charter volunteer fireman
and fire commissioner at the Bradenton Beach
firehouse. They came from Connecticut for the month
of February and always attended the Sunday night
chicken dinners at the firehouse.
They stayed at a nearby motel until one year when
they stopped a couple walking near the trailer park and
asked if they knew of anything for sale. The couple
turned out to be loaded with information and the park
managers. The Ostergrens were soon the new owners
of their own mobile home.
Anne remembers when there was an activity
planned for every evening. A retired minister even
performed vespers.
Just before her husband died in 1992, the
Ostergrens celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary
at the park's annual Valentine's Day party where all
couples married 50 years or more were honored.
"When we first bought here, we were told there
were two millionaires in the park, but the manager
wouldn't tell us who they were." Then as I rose to
leave, Anne said "this is one of our better investments."
I wandered down the street and met Bernie
Schasser who was sweeping the patio outside her mo-
bile home. A retired psychologist from Lake View,
Mich., Bernie is working on a book on group therapy.
She discovered Pines Trailer Park when she came to
visit a friend.
"This is so unique," she said. "It's a place where


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Anne Ostergren at age 94 is the oldest resident of
Pines Trailer Park in Bradenton Beach. Islander
Photo: Jean Steiger
you can really relax. The stress factor here is so low.
When you live on Longboat Key, you always have to
look so great."
Janie Robertson joined us. She has a condo in
Bradenton and bought at the park so she could be close
to the water. "When I have to turn on the air condi-
tioner, I go back to town," Janie laughed. Her children
thought she was crazy to buy a mobile home until
they visited. Now they love it.
"I've had six friends from Michigan who've come
down and bought in this park," Janie said. "My view
is the same as people who are paying millions."
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PAGE 8 M APRIL 24, 2002 0 THE ISLANDER



Fire assessment rate likely heading up


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Fire assessment rates are probably heading up 5.6
percent in the West Manatee Fire and Rescue District, and
that's just to maintain the present cost of doing business,
said Chief Andy Price at the district's April 18. commis-
sion meeting to discuss the proposed rate hike.
Because the district rate is tied to an "assessment,"
not a "millage" rate, the time has come for that assess-
ment to increase, said Price.
If the rate were based on millage, it probably
wouldn't have to be raised because it would be tied to
property values, which have climbed nearly 50 percent
in the district in just the past five years.
And unlike east Manatee, this district has run out
of room to grow and is losing tax base to annexation by
Bradenton, Price said.
"If we don't raise our income, we are going to
struggle," Price said. Bradenton has solved the problem
of raising revenues by annexation. "We can't do that,"


Beached turtle dies;

many live ones due
By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Alberto the green turtle that beached on Anna
Maria Island last week failed to survive its ordeal, dy-
ing early this week at Clearwater Marine Aquarium.
It was found by a Turtle Watch morning patrol, and
visiting Missouri banker Brad Anderson helped Suzi
Fox work a sheet under the reptile so they could drag
it to her truck. Fox holds the state marine turtle pres-
ervation permit for the Island.
She kept the turtle at her home until an aquarium
vehicle moved it north, meanwhile naming it Alberto
after the father of longtime Turtle Watch volunteer Vic
Caserta. His wife Kathy helped get Alberto from the
beach.
Fox said indications are that Alberto ingested some-
thing fatal, probably human-discarded debris in the sea. It
was "a sub-adult, an old teen," she said. The bright side
is that "science will be able to get a better peek at this one,
its tissues are in good shape; most beached greens are so
decomposed the tissue is not useful."
More turtles are expected momentarily on Anna
Maria beaches, all of them alive.
The Gulfs temperature hit the 80-degree mark last
week, and loggerhead mothers can be expected to nest
anytime the water gets above 80 degrees.


Price said, and the district is essentially "built-out."
In addition, there are some areas that are likely
candidates for annexation by Bradenton in the near
future, resulting in even further loss of revenue for
WMFR.
Price noted the annexation of Perico Island by
Bradenton, causing a loss of revenue for West Mana-
tee. Yet it's ironic that in the event of a fire there, "we
are the first to arrive," he said.
With the proposed 5.6 percent increase, the district
would increase revenue by $170,000 for the coming
fiscal year, resulting in approximately $3.5 million for
the total district budget. Of that amount, nearly 75 per-
cent is spent on payroll, Price said.
And that's a good figure. Most fire districts aver-
age about 85 to 88 percent of revenue for payroll, he
observed.
For an average-sized home on Anna Maria Island
at less than 2,000 square feet, the proposed rate in-
crease would be from $88.59 to $93.55. For a commer-


cial space of less than 1,000 square feet, the increase
would go from the current $230.32 to $243.22.
So what's the answer to stop raising the assessment
every few years?
Price said going to a millage rate would "make me
very happy. We would be tied to increases in property
values," and they are going up constantly on Anna
Maria Island.
He also observed that nearly all fire districts in the
county are increasing rates this year.
"Sounds like an argument for one solid fire dis-
trict," said board chairman Larry Tyler.
Board member Jack Emery said that constantly
raising taxes is "not a good way to run a ship." But
"there's no other way" to provide quality service,
chimed in Tyler.
Final discussion on raising the fire assessment in
the district along with a vote will be at a public meet-
ing at 6 p.m. May 16 at Station No. 1, 6001 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.


Jo Ann
Meilner
looks at
Alberto, the
green sea
turtle that
ended up on
the shore of
the Island.
The turtle
later died.
Islander
Photo:
Courtesy
Suzi Fox


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The sea giants lumber up onto dry sand, dig down This year the process will have extra help from
a couple of feet, lay 100 or so pingpong-ball-size eggs, Turtle Watch, due to the beach renourishment process.
cover them and leave the two-month incubation to the The official season is May to October, but turtles
sun and warm sand. don't observe deadlines, Fox said.


Sandpiper residents make first deposit


By Paul Roat
Sandpiper Mobile Resort residents have taken the
first step toward purchasing the 9.15 acres of the park
in Bradenton Beach.
A $10,000 deposit was placed in an escrow ac-
count last Friday for Vorbeck Enterprises, owner of the
park land.
The park is larger than first thought, according to
a property appraiser retained by the Sandpiper Mobile
Home Resort Resident's Association. Curtis W. Hunt
determined the park property was 9.15 acres, up from
the assumed 7.4 acres indicated on the Manatee County
Property Appraiser's rolls.
Hunt also determined the value of the property at
$9.15 million, or $1 million an acre for the bayfront
property in the 2600 block of Gulf Drive.
Vorbeck notified the park resident's association
March 7 that he had received an offer of $9,648,000 for
the park. State law requires the resident's association have
the right of "first refusal" in a mobile home park sale, and
the association had 45 days to match the offer.
The deposit into the escrow account now will cause
Vorbeck to satisfy the requirements to invoke an Inter-
nal Revenue Service rule that would allow him to re-
duce his taxes on the transaction. That period of time
is in flux.
However, the resident's association will have to
make another deposit of $40,000 when Vorbeck meets
the IRS requirements. The resident's association hopes
to have the money by May 1 from the park residents in
the form of $500 per unit.


A third deposit of $750,000 will be required after
an "inspection period" takes place, where the park resi-
dents may inspect Vorbeck's records.
"The residents' ability to purchase the park will
depend on enough homeowners purchasing a share in
order to raise the cash required to close along with
obtaining a mortgage to finance the balance," accord-
ing to resident's association secretary Ed Postma.
To date, 62 of the park residents have paid into the
fund, and three have pledged to pay. The resident's
association has a target figure of 80 residents needed
to purchase the park.
"The higher-dollar lots have been eaten up lickety-
split," said resident's association president Gordon
Cleland. "We're getting a lot of inquiries for the other
lots, too. I have no fear we will hit the 80 target mark."
To fund the park purchase, a sliding scale was es-
tablished based on the four current rental prices within
the park.
For residents paying $356 per month, the total "share"
cost would be $57,500. Rentals of $366 would pay
$62,500; rentals of $376 would pay $67,500; and rentals
of $412 would pay $72,500. All of those figures do not
include a mandatory monthly maintenance fee of $325.
Those share prices are for a full downpayment,
Pozgay said. For residents who do not wish to pay the
downpayment, monthly payments would increase.
Current rent of $356 would increase to $806 without
the downpayment; current rent of $366 would go to
$848; current rent of $376 to $890; and current rent of
$412 to $931.


Anna Maria's beach where rocks were exposed
were covered over last week. Islander Photo: Rick
Catlin
Bonus sand for Anna Maria
Some areas of Anna Maria's beach that were not
included in the current beach renourishment project got
a slight "bonus" last week.
Public Works Director George McKay said he was
able to get some surplus sand from the renourishment
project and use it to cover up some potentially danger-
ous rocks at beach access points and rights of way on
the northern beaches in the city. One area was near the
beach access path at Sea Grape Lane. Other areas
where rocks were covered were near Gulf Boulevard,
Pine and Spring Street, McKay said.
"People would be tripping over these rocks, so the
beach renourishment permit was modified to take the sur-
plus sand to these points," said McKay.
"We are only covering rocks that are on city prop-
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THE ISLANDER 0 APRIL 24, 2002 M PAGE 9


Islanders encouraged to approve adding school tax


George Vensel represented the Manatee County
School Board at a recent meeting at Anna Maria El-
ementary School to briefly explain the countywide
May 21 school tax referendum.
The referendum proposes a half-cent sales tax in-
crease, which Vensel said would generate an average
income of $17 million a year.
The revenue would increase the district's capital
outlay budget, which provides money for fixed asset
items, such as construction costs, equipment and tech-
nology.
Vensel explained that, unlike the sales tax increase
recently passed in Sarasota County, the revenue can not
be used to increase salaries, hire staff or buy textbooks.
Money for those items comes from the district's oper-
ating budget.
According to Vensel, the school district is growing


Two employees with a total of 33 years expe-
rience have left Bradenton Beach employment,
one retired and one terminated.
Public Works Director Buddy Watts has re-
tired from the city, effective May 9. "As you are
aware," he wrote in a letter to the city commission,
"my health has been failing and it is my doctor's
opinion that I should no longer be working. I have
enjoyed my many years of serving the City of
Bradenton Beach, but I must look after my health
first."
Public Works Foreman Ben Daker's last day
was April 17. He too has had health problems and
his doctor advised he should "avoid strenuous ac-
tivity and excessive heat," according to a letter
sent to Daker from Mayor John Chappie.
"After conferring with Mr. Watts, your depart-
ment head, concerning the essential functions out-
lined in your position description as foreman, most
of your essential job functions require strenuous
activity and much of it is performed outdoors,


by 1,500 students per year, which equates to two full
elementary schools or one middle school.
Schools are being expanded with portable class-
rooms, which Vensel believes is substandard educa-
tional housing.
"We want to reduce, and eventually eliminate, the
use of portables," said Vensel. "We need to build
schools."
Vensel also said that new legislation effective July
1 will require 250 of the districts existing portables to
be updated to fit new codes. However, if the sales tax
passes, the school board may replace portables with
permanent classrooms, negating the need to upgrade
the portables.
Vensel said it costs close to $9 million to build a
new elementary school and the price increases to $30-
40 million for a new high school.


which can mean in excessive heat."
Chappie continued that Daker's doctor re-
quested he perform "light duty which the city
cannot provide. First, he does not indicate how
long it should last, but second, and most impor-
tantly, the adjustments necessary to achieve those
limitations would require extensive job restruc-
turing. As a third matter, among your job duties
are the administrative duties of the director of
public works, which you have admitted you can-
not do.
"We truly wish you the very best in all of
your future endeavors," Chappie concluded in
Daker's letter.
Watts began working for Bradenton Beach
in April 1983; Daker began work in November
1988.
City commissioners agreed to advertise for
both positions. John Roberts has been serving as
acting director of public works for several
months in Watts' absence.


"It would take two years of collecting revenue
from impact fees to build one new elementary school,"
Vensel said. "Then the money from impact fees can
only be used to relieve growth in the areas of the county
where there has been growth. It can't be used to reno-
vate schools in other areas."
Without the increased sales tax to fund new school
construction, Vensel said some schools may need to
rely on running double sessions to accommodate the
increase in students.
"It's critical to have world-class education for our
kids," Vensel said. "We can't bring them into a dump
and expect them to thrive."
Residents are encouraged to vote, Vensel said,
even if voters don't have children. "The school system
is producing tomorrow's adults, who will help shape
everyone's future."

Anna Maria sets all-day

work session
Anna Maria's beleaguered city commission isn't
getting a lot of rest under the administration of newly
elected Mayor SueLynn. She's scheduled an all-day
work session this Saturday, April 27, in a somewhat
desperate attempt to catch up on the backlog of work
at city hall.
The 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. work period will be adis-
cussion of right of way action steps, goal assignment
review and city hall remodeling and the bidding pro-
cess. From 11 a.m. to noon, commissioners will review
the code of ordinances relating to building and land use
and a review of public memorials within the city.
Following a break for lunch, the city will tackle such
issues as job descriptions, advertising on city benches,
dumpsters at the city pier, use of the city attorney, the first
reading of the "no parking" ordinance, the second read-
ing of the ordinance establishing Belle Haven as an his-
toric park, and approval of the "Accord" agreement on
future growth and annexation in Manatee County.
If there's time left over before the anticipated 4
p.m. adjournment, Mayor SueLynn has a number of
other items on the discussion agenda, including the
controversial proposal from the Anna Maria Island
Community Center to take over the property title,
North Shore Boulevard drainage, a master parking
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knowledge, safety and confidence in boating.
It will meet the last Sunday of every month,
excluding May when there will be a cruise to
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Past presidents honored
at Woman's Club event
Past presidents of the Woman's Club of Anna
Maria Island will be honored at the group's "farewell
charity luncheon" on Wednesday, May 1.
The luncheon will be at noon at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria. Beverly Orchard of the Bradenton Young
Men's Christian Association will speak.
The executive board will host the luncheon, with
a $3 donation requested for local charities. Members
are to bring their own table service. Details are avail-
able at 778-7865.

'Way to the Forum'
at Riverfront soon
Tickets are going on sale for the Manatee Players'
comedy "Something Happened on the Way to the Fo-
rum," opening May 2 at the Riverfront Theatre, 102
Old Main St., Bradenton.
The play will run through May 19, with presenta-
tions Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sun-
days at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at $17 for adults,
$8.50 for students, at the box office Monday-Friday 10
a.m.-4 p.m., or by phoning 748-5875.

Churches share $4,915
The Island's seven churches have been given
$688.98 each through the Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria
Island following an Easter sunrise service that broke
records.
Bob LoPiccolo, who chaired the event at the Mana-
tee Public Beach, said the 2,800 people attending this
year broke all attendance records, and their donations
of $4,915.50 constituted another record.
The fund was divided evenly, this year's $688.98
more than $150 more than the $536.72 of 2001. This
was the 38th year of the service, and in that time more
than $114,000 from the event's donations has been
turned over to the churches by Kiwanis, LoPiccolo
said.
Churches participating in the service and sharing
the donations are Episcopal Church of the Annuncia-
tion, First Church of Christ Scientist, Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church, Island Baptist Church, Roser Memo-
rial Community Church, Harvey Memorial Church and
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Tickets will go on sale Monday, April 29, for the
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Tickets at $14 may be obtained at the box office
between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. or by calling 778-5755. The
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day matinees at 2 p.m. and on Monday, when the the-
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makes high sport of the plight of a woman who fi-
nances an elegant Regency flat by taking two lovers,
both married but fortuitously with workable schedules.
All is well until one of the lovers is immobilized in
the flat with a broken leg. Things soon get out of hand,
leading to a hilarious climax.
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Grant sound, John Flannery set design, Don Bailey
costumes and Rita Amoureauz makeup.

Wearable nature artwork
taught at Palma Sola
A class in "Nature Painting," using leaves, flowers
and paint to create a wearable work of art, will be from
9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at Palma Sola Botani-
cal Park, 9800 17th Ave. N.W., Bradenton.
Sandy Nagy will instruct, and she advises students
to bring a clean white or light-colored T-shirt. She will
supply the other materials at $8 for members, $10 non-
members. Further information may be obtained by call-
ing 761-2866.

Two displays at library in May
Two exhibits will spend the month of May in the
Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. They are "Watercolors" by Alice Ottavi and
"Soul Fish" by Bonnie Murray.
The month's schedule of events:
Monday May 6, 13 and 20, Internet class for be-
ginners, 8:30-10 a.m., with advance registration re-
quired at 778-6341.
Tuesday, May 7, 14, 21 and 28, veterans service
officer meets with clients by appointment (call 749-
3030) from 1 to 4 p.m.
Wednesday, May 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, Family
Storytime, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, May 8, Friends Book Club meeting at
10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, May 15, program on "Micro-Irriga-
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Extension Service, 2 p.m.
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with advance registration by calling 776-1158.
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The library opens daily except Sunday at 10 a.m.,
closing at 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, 6 p.m.
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Obituaries


John J. 'Jack' Coyle
John J. "Jack" Coyle, 77, of Bradenton Beach, died
April 19.
Born in Canton, Ohio, Mr. Coyle came to Mana-
tee County from Joliet, Ill., 12 years ago. He was re-
tired executive director of the United Way in Will
County, Ill. He was a graduate of Ohio State Univer-
sity. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II
and received the Purple Heart. He was a member of the
Anna Maria Island Rotary and the Anna Maria Island
Moose Lodge. He attended St. Bernard Catholic
Church.
Memorial services will be in Columbus, Ohio, at
a later date.
He is survived by sister Jean Donnelly of Newark,
Ohio, and four grandchildren.

Linda Greig-Pick
Linda Greig-Pick, 61, of Bradenton, died April 17.
Born in Manhattan, N.Y., Mrs. Greig-Pick came to
Manatee County from Long Island, N.Y., in 1971. She
owned Linda's Sunny Side Up Cafe in Holmes Beach
for 11 years and was a
singer and actress. She was
.k a member of Peridia Golf
'. and Country Club. She at-
i tended Gloria Dei Lutheran
Church, Holmes Beach.
Memorial services
I. were April 21 at Roser Me-
S morial Community Church,
Anna Maria City. Memorial
contributions may be made
Greig-Pick to Hospice of Southwest
Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd.,
Sarasota FL 34238.
She is survived by husband Raymond; daughters
Beth McIntosh and Krista Greig, both of Holmes
Beach, and Debbie Koerber of Convers, Ga.; sons
Mike Greig of Holmes Beach and Jamie Greig of
Bradenton; brothers Bob Struhs of Fort Mill., S.C.,
Rick Struhs of Deland and Ron Struhs of Saratoga
Springs, N.Y.; mother Dorothy Struhs of St. James,
N.Y.; and six grandchildren.

John H. Wiersema
John H. Wiersema, 60, of Bradenton, died April
13.
Born in Chicago, Mr. Wiersema came to Manatee
County from there in 1984. He was a member of


Bayshore Gardens Community Church, where he
served as a deacon.
Services were April 19 at the church. Memorial
contributions may be made to the church's renovation
fund, 6228 26th St. W., Bradenton FL 34207. Brown
and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrange-
ments.
He is survived by wife Alice; daughters Cheryl
Werner and Debbie Fahey, both of Bradenton; son
Curtis of Bradenton; brothers Daniel of Holmes Beach,
Robert of Bradenton, Carl of Wichita Falls, Texas, and
Michael of Abilene, Texas; mother Martha of
Bradenton; and three grandchildren.

Henry W. Wild Sr.
Henry W. "Hank" Wild Sr., 82, of Holmes Beach,
died April 17.
Born in Avon Park, Mr. Wild came to Manatee
County from Riverview in 1986. He was a mechanic
and welder. He served in the U.S. Merchant Marine
during World War II. He attended Island Baptist
Church and Gulf Coast Community Church.
Mr. Wild achieved Island notoritety in the mid-
1960s when he and another man rescued scores of bath-
ers by pulling a nine-foot-long bull shark out of shal-
low water in the Gulf by grabbing barehanded its tail.
Services were April 20 at Island Baptist Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Island Baptist
Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria FL 34216, or to
Gulf Coast Community Church, P.O. Box 10217,
Bradenton FL 34282-0217. Griffith-Cline Funeral
Homes, Island Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Ruth; daughters Diane Holt
of Holmes Beach, Brenda Emery of Lexington, Ky.,
and Sharon Borden of Bradenton; son Henry W. Jr. of
Riverview; sister Ruth Tackett of Long Creek, S.C.;
and six grandchildren.

Richard F. Willis
Richard F. Willis, 87, of Prospect Harbor, Maine,
and Anna Maria Island, died April 19.
Mr. Willis was a salesman and had a love for play-
ing bass fiddle and entertaining. He served in World
War II.
Memorial services will be in Prospect Harbor at a
later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the
Eleanor Widener Dixon Memorial Clinic Committee,
West Gouldsboro, Maine 04607.
He is survived by wife Louse; daughters Kathy and
Sarah; son Chuck; six grandchildren; and one great-
granddaughter.

Islanders
remember Linda
Greig-Pick
"Catch Me If You
Can" was the 1993
season finale for
Island Players and
featured Keith
Barnett, Linda Greig
and Jack Cantwell.
:- Linda "starred" in
the ongoing 11-year
production of Linda's
'\. ", '.,.- Sunny Side Up, the
S"""-... .".... br-eakfast and lunch
restaurant in Holmes
Beach that now hears
the name Brian's.
S"'^ .Her singing and
',. ". acting talents were
remembered at a
memorial attended by
"more than 150
friends, family
members and admir-
ers Sunday, April 21,
at Roser Church,
following her death
S- 'from cancer April 17.
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Bay Boulevard development wants city right of way


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Developers of the proposed 17-unit Villa Rosa sub-
division off South Bay Boulevard in Anna Maria will
ask the city's planning and zoning board at its May 13
meeting to exchange a 40-foot right of way with some
of their property so the development can have a straight
road leading into the subdivision.
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn said the developers,
Island residents Robert Byrne and Steve Noriega, have
been told by City Attorney Jim Dye they need to
present their case before the city's planning and zon-
ing board first, before any city commission action.
Attorney Steve Thompson, representing Byme and
Noriega, appeared before the planning and zoning
board April 22 and asked for inclusion on the May
agenda. The board moved up its meeting to May 13 to
accommodate his request for a decision "as early as
possible," Thompson had said.
Byrne said he wants to swap a piece of private land
with the city for the easement to create a straighter
entrance to the development. The city is not being
asked to give up anything, he noted, just an exchange.
The city-owned right of way was dedicated in
1950, long before the canals in the area were built, and
according to Byrne, the road easement has always re-
mained.
Byrne did not yet know if he would ask for a spe-
cial planning and zoning board meeting or make the
request at the board's regular May meeting.
Any P&Z board recommendation would be for-
warded to the city commission for final action.
The area to be developed includes 17 lots zoned for
single-family homes on 3.85 acres. Each house would
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for upwards of $1 million, a local real estate agent said.
The area is already zoned residential and they are
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THE ISLANDER M APRIL 24, 2002 M PAGE 13


Island Biz


Bel is solid Tone
Beltone Hearing Care Center recently opened its
second area location, this one conveniently located for
Islanders and west Bradenton residents in the Shops of
Paradise Bay at 75th Street West and Cortez Road.
Beltone offers board certified specialists in a private
setting to test and discuss hearing issues.
Beltone's certified technicians do ear scans, ear
drum tests and standard hearing tests and offer patient
counseling for the most suitable hearing aid for every
type of hearing loss. Special attention is given senior
citizens and Beltone has several payment options and
plans for clients.
They also perform on-site repairs and cleaning of
hearing instruments.
For more information on the newest Beltone, call
761-8508.

Bridgewalk getting ready
The BridgeWalk resort on Bridge Street in
Bradenton Beach is getting ready for its official open-
ing on May 15 with some special introductory rates
through the summer season.
The 28-unit resort, which has accommodations
ranging from studio suites to one-bedroom units and
two-bedroom, two-story townhomes, has an introduc-
tory rate starting at $123 per night, a press release from
Silver Resorts said.
But BridgeWalk is more than just another
Bradenton Beach rental facility.
The Key West-style, three-story property is laid
back, and that fits right in with the style of Bradenton
Beach.
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Beachwalker
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 7


Janie and Bernie said that Pines Park residents rep-
resent a wide diversity of occupations, including law-
yers, travel agents, farmers, truck drivers, professors,
nurses, teachers, therapists, organists and craftsmen.
And they both thought there were still a few million-
aires.
Bernie's son was married at the park and, as she
related, "The park rocked." Bernie also told us about
the neighbors who got married the same evening.
"They went up to the minister at the wedding and said,
'we've had a marriage license for a long time. Could
you marry us, too?'"
John Magoc joined us again along with his wife
Ellen.
"The Lord was born on Longboat Key but He lives
in Bradenton," Ellen said.
We all laughed heartily.
Ellen told us that the Longboat Key Garden Club
recruits volunteers at the Pines for its annual house
walk and she and several friends have helped out for
several years. They did such a good job that several
club members asked them if they did house tours pro-
fessionally.
The group agreed that one of the nicest things
about their location was being able to walk almost any
place they wanted to go. And now, the trolley has
added to their mobility. "We don't have to take our cars
any place" Janie said.
I continued down another street where I met a
couple who advised me to visit Connie Drescher, who
has been a full-time resident of Pines Trailer Park for
almost 15 years. She's also been an active member of
the community and she really had the last words on
the Longboat Key Garden Club letter.
"If they are at all considering or referring to Pines
Trailer Park, it is inaccurate because we have standard
mailboxes here, unlike Longboat Key. I wish them well
in their efforts," Connie said.


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Members of Anna Maria's Environmental Edu-
cation and Enhancement Committee might believe
they were "dissed" a little bit by the city commission
after their policy on memorials inside city limits was
not totally accepted by the commission.
The EEEC spent more than two months formu-
lating a policy on memorial benches and when it was
presented to the city commission a few weeks ago,
commissioners voted to simply place a moratorium
on future memorials and examine the policy later.
"We spent two months on that and a lot of hard
work," said EEEC member Karen DiCostanzo.
Committee member Diane Caniff added that it
seemed the policy was just "squashed." That seems
to be the commission's typical attitude, she said. The
commission sometimes doesn't know "what they
want us to do," she claimed.
Unfortunately, said chairperson Tim Eisler,
that's the way politics work sometimes.
Committee member Cindi Mansour, however,
just wants the commission to tell the EEEC" what
they want us to do."
City Commissioner John Quam, the commission
liaison to the EEEC, suggested that the committee
prioritize its interests and mission statement. He
would present that to the commission. He was there
to work with the committee.
The EEEC then discussed a draft mission state-
ment prepared by chairperson Eisler, along with
EEEC goals and policies.
A proposed plan by Mike Miller for the gardens
and parks at city hall was also introduced and dis-
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THE ISLANDER I APRIL 24, 2002 N PAGE 15


Vets may get 'dead' bird, not flagpole, memorial


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The Audubon Society member who fought so hard
last October to get the proposed Leffis Key memorial
flagpole for Island veterans moved to a new location
isn't about to change her mind.
And that probably means any proposed Island vet-
erans' flagpole or memorial at the Bradenton Beach
nature preserve is a "dead" issue, according to Arlene
Flisick, the Conservation Chairperson of the Manatee
County Audubon Society.
"I understand that Bradenton Beach will not issue
a building permit for the new location, so then there's
probably not going to be a memorial," said Flisick.
"But that's not the fault of the Audubon Society."
She said the society supports an Island veterans'
memorial flagpole on any other location on Anna
Maria Island or Coquina Beach, except Leffis Key. The


society is worried that a flagpole at Leffiscould endan-
ger migrating birds and other wildlife.
"We, while supporting the concept of a veterans'
memorial for the Island communities, do not want the
placement to be at Leffis, which is posted as a 'wild-
life' sanctuary. The integrity and use of a sanctuary are
at issue," she claimed.
And, she said, Leffis Key is not the only ideal lo-
cation. There is another mound about 200 yards south
of Leffis Key which would be excellent for a memo-
rial flagpole, and the Audubon Society has no objection
to this site.
She had thought all sides had agreed on the alter-
nate location. She was, therefore, astounded to learn
several weeks ago that one veteran had persuaded the
city commissions of each of the three Island cities to
vote against approving any alternative site. The Island
cities each had voted for the original Leffis Key loca-


tion last year.
The Manatee County Commission, however, de-
cided last November that the veterans memorial will go
on the alternative mound on the bayside at Coquina
Beach, Flisick said.
The matter will be brought again to the county
commission for discussion in the next few weeks, she
said, and all parties will have a chance to be heard be-
fore the final decision. No date has yet been set for the
issue to be on the commission's agenda, a spokesper-
son for the county said Monday.
But even a county decision might be wasted. With
Bradenton Beach holding the final authority to issue a
building permit, "I think a memorial flagpole is dead,"
said Flisick.
"And that's a shame. I never wanted it to come to
this. I think someone has just made it a personal cru-
sade to get it located on Leffis or nowhere."


Volunteers clean trash, trash, trash at Great American Cleanup


Volunteers harvested hundreds of pounds of var-
ied trash from Anna Maria Island and Palma Sola
shores Saturday, while in Cortez the star was tires by
the hundreds.
It was the Manatee County share of the Great Ameri-
can Cleanup, part of Earth Day observances. The Cortez
effort was a continuation of the previous weekend's drive
to clean up the 95-acre tract which the Florida Institute
for Saltwater Heritage is buying as a buffer against con-
dominiums east of the historic village.
The forested area has been abused as a dumping
ground for decades, with garbage, tires, paint cans, re-
frigerators, old cars, even a complete bathroom dis-
carded there. Saturday, 15 to 20 volunteers hauled out
hundreds of tires along with a truckload of miscella-
neous trash.
The next Cortez cleanup effort may come in June,
said coordinator Laura Gray, but "October for sure"
after the summer heat abates.
Elsewhere, results have not been completely tabu-


lated, said Ingrid McClellan, executive director of the
sponsoring Keep Manatee Beautiful Inc., but these
partial figures were available:
Anna Maria, 26 volunteers cleaned 2.5 miles of
shore, gathering 215 pounds of trash and 190 pounds
of recyclable articles.
Holmes Beach, 17 volunteers cleaned 300 pounds
of trash and 200 pounds of recyclables from two miles
of shore and here McClellan emphasized again that


figures were incomplete.
Bradenton Beach, 115 volunteers took 1,750
pounds of trash and 270 pounds of recyclables from
seven miles of shore.
Palma Sola Causeway, 25 volunteers gathered
368 pounds of trash and 121 of recyclables from 2.5
miles of shore.
Further information may be obtained from Keep
Manatee Beautiful at 795-8272.


'Lights Out for Sea Turtles' reminders on way
Next Wednesday, May 1, the sea turtle nesting sea- them to their death.
son officially begins, and with it the "Lights Out for Sea Volunteers will be carrying signs telling passersby
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all residents of the Island to turn out or shield any lights If You Love Turtles" or other permutations.
visible from the beach. From 4 until 5 p.m. they will be at the Beach
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Streetlife


Island police reports
Anna Maria
No reports available.

Bradenton Beach
April 10, 101 Bridge St., Cafe Splendido, assist fire
department. Police assisted West Manatee Fire and
Rescue on a call. A pan was left on a lit burner in the
kitchen, which according to the report caused a slight
haze of smoke.
April 10, 100 block of North Fifth Street, informa-
tion. A driver was cited for attaching a tag to a vehicle
not assigned to the tag and failure to replace his driver's
license to reflect his new address.
April 12, 2300 block of Gulf Drive North, lost
property. An officer lost his cap-stun holder while pa-
trolling the beach on foot.


April 13, 1500 block of Gulf Drive North, bur-
glary. A woman reported her car stereo system miss-
ing.
April 13, 1301 Gulf Drive N., Silver Surf Motel,
burglary. A man reported two sets of golf clubs miss-
ing from the trunk of his car.

Holmes Beach
April 12, 700 block Manatee Avenue, traffic. A
woman was charged with leaving the scene of a traf-
fic accident.
April 14, 8300 block of Marina Drive, theft. A bi-
cycle was reported stolen from a residence.
April 14, 5600 block of Gulf Drive, theft. A
woman reported that seven plants, each approximately
three feet tall, were dug up and removed from her prop-
erty.
April 15, 4000 Gulf Drive, Cafe on the Beach,


counterfeit bill. According to the report, a woman un-
knowingly passed a counterfeit bill. She stated that she
withdrew the money from an ATM machine before
arriving at the restaurant. The counterfeit bill was re-
turned to the bank for investigation.
April 16, 5300 Block of Gulf Drive, theft. A
scooter parked behind Hurricane Hank's was reported
missing.
April 16, 5300 block of Gulf Drive, theft. Another
scooter was reported missing.
April 17, 5424 Marina Drive, Jessie's Island Store,
fraud. Two checks were returned to the store marked
"account closed." According to the report, the account
holder has promised to repay the amount.
April 19, 78th Street and Gulf Drive, assault. Two
juveniles reported that while waiting at a trolley stop,
two occupants of a passing car threw a clock out of the
car at them.


Wednesday, April 24
Noon Duplicate Bridge Club at Anna Maria Is-
land 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 Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 776-1158.
5 to 7p.m. Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce business card exchange at Griffith-Cline Fu-
neral Home, 6000 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Infor-
mation: 778-1541.
7 p.m. Family storytime at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
tion: 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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Noon Anna Maria Island Rotary Club meeting
at the Beach House Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N.,
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Noon to 4 p.m. AARP 55-Alive refresher course
for senior drivers at the Island Branch Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 776-1158.

Friday, April 26
9 to 10 a.m. Aerobics class with Mo Dye at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
1 to 3 p.m. The Herb Harris Trio with Marge
Jasper at the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-
1908.

Saturday, April 27
7 a.m. Manatee County Audubon field trip to
Palma Sola and Anna Maria Island departs from the
downtown post office, 824 Manatee Ave. W.,
Bradenton. Information: 747-7295.
9 to 11 a.m. Nature painting on fabric workshop
with Sandy Nagy at Palma Sola Botanical Park, 9800
17th Ave. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 761-2866.
Fee applies.
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Keep it Clean and Green En-
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Sunday, April 28
7:30 p.m. Auditions for "The Taming of the
Shrew" at the Island Players theater, Gulf Drive and
Pine Avenue in Anna Maria. Information: 794-8762.

Monday, April 29
10:30 a.m. to noon German language class
with Bettina Sego at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
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Wednesday, May 1
Noon Woman's Club of Anna Maria farewell
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7 p.m. Family storytime at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
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7 to 8:30 p.m. Adult volleyball at the Anna
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Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.

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THE ISLANDER 0 APRIL 24, 2002 M PAGE 17


Elementary students get glimps of future


By Andrea Dennis
Islander Reporter
The end of the 2001 school year is near, and that
means middle school is right around the comer for
Anna Maria Elementary School's fifth-grade students.
To give these students a little taste of what's to
come, three members of King Middle School's admin-
istration visited AME last Friday.
Terry Lux, King's principal, spoke first to the stu-
dents, telling them of the differences they'll encounter
in middle school. For example, while AME has ap-
proximately 300 students, King has approximately
1,155.
"It's a big step," she said.
Also, the level of homework changes because stu-
dents at King have seven periods with different teach-
ers who each assign homework.
"It's a big shock to elementary students when they
come to King," said Lux. "When you go higher and
higher, it gets a little more serious and a lot more im-
portant."
Treva Anderson, sixth-grade assistant principal,
spoke next with words of wisdom on the dress code and
proper behavior in the middle school environment.
On dress code, Anderson made it simple: no spa-
ghetti strap tops, short skirts or short shorts for girls; no
baggy pants for boys, and no flip-flops for anyone.
Anderson's other big concern was walking, not
running, in the halls between classes the No. 1 way
eighth-graders can spot sixth-graders when they arrive
for their first year of middle school.
"It's too dangerous to run in the halls," Anderson
said. "You've got to make sure you walk with a pur-
pose."
Patricia Mathews, sixth-grade guidance counselor,
spoke last about the experience the kids will soon have.
"The middle school years are the best years. It's a
time of change. It's a time to make new friends," she
said.
She also assured them that being uncomfortable at
first is not only acceptable, it's also normal.
"It's OK to come in nervous. It's OK to be scared,"
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school dress-code standards. If when the students jump up as in the photo, their shirt exposes their stomach,
the shirt is not long enough to wear to school. Islander Photos: Andrea Dennis

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Conquistadors visit Anna Maria Elementary School


By Andrea Dennis
Islander Reporter
The Florida Heritage Festival is next weekend,
and the 2002-03 Crewe of Hernando De Soto made
a visit to Anna Maria Elementary School Thursday,
April 18, to tell the fourth-graders about De Soto's
landing and his historical significance.
The Crewe, including the newly crowned queen
and princess, showed up at the school in true con-
quistador style, with music booming and Crewe
members dancing on San Cristobal III, their you-
can't-miss-it ship on wheels.
New Hernando De Soto Gary Geluso Sr. first in-
troduced himself and his Crewe and then filled in all
the historical blanks for the students.
He said the original Hernando De Soto landed
May 31, 1539, at the mouth of the Manatee River at
what is now known as Shaw's Point in Bradenton.
Upon landing, he continued his journey for three
years to the Mississippi River, traveling as far north
as Tennessee.
And, in fact, it took De Soto six months to get
from here to Tallahassee on foot.
Geluso also told the students about the conquis-
tadors' outfits and swords. The current outfit style is
what would have been worn at a ball in De Soto's
day, and the feathers in their headdress were worn so
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are also the real thing.
"These swords are authentic to that period of
time," he said.
The visit brought more than just historical facts,
however. The group's infamous silver coins and col-
orful beads were given out to the fourth-graders, and
some students even got to hold a conquistador's
sword. Plus, there was a friendly sword fight for
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THE ISLANDER M APRIL 24, 2002 0 PAGE 21


Tarpon Springs trek great fun for fourth.graders


By Andrea Denais
Islander Reporter
Maity Schrecengost's "Tasso of Tarpon
Springs" is required reading for Anna Maria El-
ementary School's fourth-graders. And, thanks to a
Title 6 grant that teacher Joan Sackett wrote at the
beginning of the school year, the students had the
pleasure of visiting Tarpon Springs for an up-close
look at the city's Greek culture.
On April 17, AME's fourth-grade class left
school at 7:30 a.m. for a day of enlightenment and
learning. Upon arrival in Tarpon Springs, they vis-
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graphic movie on the city's history. Then, they took
a tour around the town, visiting notable homes and
sponge houses featured in "Tasso."
Next, they took a trip on a sponge boat and, ac-
cording to Sackett, "saw a diver go down" to retrieve
a sponge for their inspection.
Lunch at Hellas Restaurant followed, where the
students dined on Greek cuisine, including baklava
and cheese pie.
And last, they visited St. Nicholas Cathedral, a
Greek Orthodox church, to learn about the history of
the Greek Orthodox religion. There, a custodian,
"who I'm sure was there from day one" spoke "so
nice" to the kids, said Sackett.
The trip to Tarpon Springs was not the only way
the fourth-graders benefited from the grant, how-
ever. Sackett also received two iBook computers and
a digital camera for the school.
"In return, I promised that the kids would be-
come more technological, which they have because
of the camera," she said.
The students took photos with the camera on the
trip, and they're using those and other photos to
build a Web page on the Manatee County Life and
Times site.
Over all, Sackett is more than pleased.
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Fun Day, Devil Rays culminate week of baseball action


By Kevin Cassidy
Special to The Islander
A day of fun activities and contests at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center culminated with a trip
to Tropicana Field and Major League Devil Rays ac-
tion in St. Petersburg for roughly 200 Island young-
sters, parents and friends on Saturday, April 20.
A rock climb, hitting and pitching contests and
several parent-versus-kids baseball games made up the
majority of the action during the Little League Fun Day
at the Center.
Zachary Fachiais, 7, Tommy Price, 8, Francis
Bergeron, 9,Eddie Shaw, 10, Jarrod McKenzie, 11, and
Sean Price, 12, won the hitting contest in their respec-
tive age divisions.
Pitching winners (in age divisions) were Emma
Barlow, 7-8, Jordan Sebastiano, 9, Justin Anton, 10,
Ben Valdivieso, 11, and Shane Pelkey, 12.
The rock climbing activity seemed to be one of the
more popular happenings throughout the day along
with the burgers and dogs served up by Two Chefs
Catering.
The parent versus kids games went on throughout
the afternoon to complete the activities on the Island.
Everyone then piled on a pair of buses to make the
short trek across the Sunshine Skyway Bridge to catch
the game du jour at the Trop between our very own
Tampa Bay Devil Rays and the Baltimore Orioles.
Everyone seemed to have a great time at the Rays
game despite the fact that the Orioles won. Jarrod
McKenzie had the honor of throwing out the first pitch
after he luckily had his name drawn from a hat, while
-*. Patrick Cole, Connor Bystrom, Shane Pelkey and Zach
Geeraerts luckily were chosen to visit the Devil Ray
press box where they sang "Take Me Out to the
Ballgame" without missing a note.
Oh yeah! There was some baseball played last
week as well. Kiwanis went 1-1 for the week, nipping
WMFD by a run on Tuesday night before dropping a
controversial decision in Palmetto that may result in a
protest being filed.
WMFD was 0-2 for the week after losing 11-5 to
visiting Regional Engineering from Manatee East.
Quality Builders and Air & Energy each remained
undefeated in interleague play, while the Builders con-
tinue to look up at A&E in the standings.

AA traveling team claims first win
Other baseball action on the Island saw the AA
traveling team get its first win of the season .when they
defeated PAL by a 15-5 score. The AA traveling team
consists of players that coaches feel have the best
chance of moving up to AAA next season.
Members of the team include Emma Barlow, Sa-
rah Howard, Forrest Schield, Garrett Secor, Jordan
Sebastiano, Blake Wilson, Daniel Janisch, Joey
Hutchinson, Zak Even, Patrick Facheris, Carl
Schoonover, Dillon King, Martine Miller, Gabe Salt-
ers and Tommy Price.
The AA team, which pounded out 18 hits, includ-
ing 11 doubles, was led by Emma Barlow, who went
-* 3-for-3 with a pair of two-baggers. Jordan Sebastiano
and Patrick Facheris each contributed a pair of doubles
to the win, while Tommy Price, Dillon King and Joey
Hutchinson each had one double.
Garrett Secor went 2-for-3, including one double,
while Forrest Schield, Blake Wilson, Daniel Janisch,
Gabe Salters and Martine Miller each added singles.

Kiwanis 2, WMFD 1
Kiwanis continues to have WMFD's number as
they recorded a 2-1 victory Tuesday, April 16, despite
being held to one hit by WMFD pitchers, Jarrod
McKenzie and Sean Price.
WMFD jumped out on top in the first inning
when Zach Geeraerts reached on an error leading off
the game before scoring on a two-out double by
Price.
Kiwanis, which had only one baserunner through
three innings, scratched out a pair of runs in the fourth
inning to claim the victory.
Tyler Schneerer started the rally when he reached
on a walk before moving to second on a passed ball.
Patrick Cole then stepped up to the plate and hit a
rocket off the shin of the second baseman. Schneerer
flew around third and easily beat the throw home to tie
the score with Cole moving to second.
PLEASE SEE SPORTS, NEXT PAGE


Andy Shaw
(age 10) shows
his batting
form at the
Center's fun
day last
Saturday.
Islander
Photos: J.L.
Robertson


Garrett Seacore keeps his eye on the ball.


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Devil Rays mascot
Raymond gives Anna.
Maria Island Little
League representa-
tives, left to right,
Tammy Catts, Tom
Moore and Nicole
Pelkey, a whopping
check for $2,100, the
result of the game
ticket sale fundraiser.
Islander Photo:
Courtesy Andy Little
and Tammy Catts


Anna Maria Island Little League schedule


Major Division, ages 10-12
Date Time Field
April 26 7:45 p.m. AMICC
April 26 7:45 p.m. Palmetto
April 30 7 p.m. AMICC

AAA Division, ages 8-9
April 26 5:45 p.m. AMICC
April 26 5:45 p.m. Norma Lloyd
April 30 5 p.m. AMICC

AA Division, ages 6-8
April 27 11:30 a.m. AMICC
April 27 1:30 p.m. AMICC
May 1 5 p.m. AMICC
May 1 6:30 p.m. AMICC


Visitor vs. Home
Troxler & Smith vs. WMFD
Kiwanis vs. Palmetto #2
WMFD vs. Kiwanis


Pirates Cove vs. A&E
Quality Builders vs. Ellis Enterprises
A&E vs. Quality Builders


Gateway Solutions vs. Betsy Hill
Sandbar vs. Home Hardware
Bark Realty vs. Betsy Hill
Sandbar vs. Gateway Solutions


T-ball Division, ages 5-7
April 27 9 a.m. AMICC Morgan Stanley vs. Harry's Kitchens
April 27 10a.m. AMICC Shafer Law vs. Galati Marine
Countywide Junior League, ages 13-14: Next game May 2 vs Manatee National 2 at G.T. Bray, 6:30 p.m.
Home game at Birdie Tebbetts Field 10 a.m. May 4 vs. Manatee Central 1.


























Jarrod McKenzie pitched a no-hitter through three
shutout innings, but Kiwanis rallied for a 2-1
victory. Islander Photos: Kevin Cassidy


Sports
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 22


Tyler Fitzgerald pinch-ran for Cole and moved to
third on a passed ball. Tanner Pelkey came up and hit
a chopper in front of the mound. Price came in, fielded
the ball and looked like he was throwing to first when
out of the corner of his eye, he spotted Fitzgerald rac-
ing home. Price flipped the ball to McKenzie, but
Fitzgerald slid safely under the tag to score the winning
run.
Connor Bystrom closed the game out with three
innings of two-hit ball including four strikeouts to
claim the pitching win. Cole started and struck out six
batters while allowing a double to Price in the first, and
a single to Carper in the third.
Carper finished with a pair of singles while Price
had the big RBI double to lead WMFD at the plate.

Regional Engineering 11, WMFD 5
Regional Engineering's David Early shut down the
WMFD attack, pitching three innings and allowing
three hits, one run and striking out five to claim the win
Friday, April 19, at the Center.
Early helped himself at the plate, going 3-for-4
including a double, but Cole Hudson carried the big
stick for Engineering. Hudson went 4-for-5 with a
double and two runs scored, while Kasey Holbrook
went 2-for-5 with a double and one run scored. Chet


Kiwanis' Tyler Schneerer puts the tag on WMFD's
Spencer Carper to complete a 2-5-4 double play
during the Kiwanis 2-1 victory at the Center.

Scott singled, doubled and scored twice for Regional
Engineering, which also received a double and one
run from Blayne Lee and a single and a pair of runs
from Jeff Grabski.
WMFD was led by Sean Price, who had a 2-for-3
night including a double, and Ben Valdivieso, who
tripled and scored one run. Jarrod McKenzie doubled
and scored once, while Andrew Fortenberry and Lance
Burger each singled and scored. Garrett Waiters and
Zach Geeraerts each added singles for WMFD.

Quality Builders 7, Pirates Cove 6
Celia Ware shut down Pirates Cove with four score-
less innings in relief to claim the win Friday, April 19, at
the Center. Garrett Waiters supported Ware's pitching
going 2-for-2, including a double, while Cody Wash,
Miles Hostetler and Ware each singled and scored twice.
Justin Anton added a double and one run scored and
Stephen Thomas walked and scored one run.

A&E 21, Ellis Enterprises 1
A&E rolled to a four-inning victory thanks to
some heavy lumber led by Scottie Steenstra who
went 2-for-3, including a triple and two runs, while
Ryan Guerin and Alex Wright each singled and
scored three runs.
Cameron Moroz and Carmine Galati each
doubled and scored once, while Nick Galati contrib-
uted a three-run triple and scored one run. Jacob
Dimiceli, Eddie Shaw and Justin Dearlove each
scored a pair of runs, while Justin Dimiceli singled
and scored once.


THE ISLANDER N APRIL 24, 2002 i PAGE 23

Little League standings
Major League, ages 10-12
Kiwanis 7-5 overall, 3-3 town, 4-2 Island
WMFD 5-7 overall, 3-3 town, 2-4 Island

AAA Division, ages 8-9
Air & Energy 9-3 overall, 5-0 town, 4-3 Island
Quality Builders 8-4 overall, 5-0 town, 3-4 Island



Little League statistics
(through April 16)
Batting
Pat Cole .467
Connor Bystrom .448
Spencer Carper.406
Nick Sato .394
Zach Geerearts .385
Jarrod McKenzie .333
Tyler Schneerer.333
Sean Price .321

Home runs: Jarrod McKenzie 2, Pat Cole, Nick Sato,
C.J. Wickersham 1 each
Triples: Connor Bystrom, Zach Geeraerts, Nick Sato
1 each
Doubles: Nick Sato 6, Pat Cole 4, Jarrod McKenzie 2
RBIs: Nick Sato 14, Sean Price 11, Connor Bystrom
10, Jarrod McKenzie 9, Pat Cole 8, Spencer Carper 6


Pitching

Connor Bystrom
Pat Cole
Jarrod McKenzie
Sean Price


W-L
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3-2
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2-4


ERA
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2.20
3.86
4.29


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Winners in the April 17 games were Hitchcock and
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Water stories: dolphins, deep stuff just offshore


Here's a startling factoid:
A boat passes within 100 yards of a dolphin every
six minutes during daylight hours within Sarasota Bay.
And dolphins, which once stayed mostly in the shal-
lows of the estuaries, are now moving into deeper wa-
ters.
Dr. Randy Wells postulates that the dolphin mini-
migration is to get away from all the flats boats and
personal watercraft fishing or cruising in shallow
depths. If Dr. Wells offers his theory as a suggestion,
you should pretty much take it as truth Wells has
been studying the dolphins of our area for 32-some
years through the auspices of the Chicago Zoological
Society .
The Sarasota Bay dolphin study is the longest-run-
ning look at dolphins anywhere in the world. Study
parameters run from the north end of Anna Maria Is-
land to about midway to Siesta Key and out about 5
miles in the Gulf of Mexico.
The boat issue is of concern. Although I know that
you and your friends always slow down when you see
a pod of dolphins and wait for them to pass, not every-
body is as wise. Some boaters race up to the dolphins
to get a closer look. Dolphins are fast some have
been clocked at upwards of 60 mph but young dol-
phins aren't as quick and many carry the prop scars to
show their lack of agility.
Hitting Flipper is a guaranteed way to ruin your
day on the water.
Wells has seen a slight increase in the resident
population of the sleek marine mammals in the last few
,years, from around 105 in the 1970s to close to 130
today. His thought on the increase is that some of the
nomadic dolphins in the area are finding the bays to
their liking and taking up residence. There are about
2,500 dolphins from Tampa Bay to Charlotte Harbor,
Wells estimates.
He thinks there may also be a population increase
of young due to increased food and decreased sharks.
The shark decline is mostly due to overfishing.
An unsettling discovery Wells and his team have
made is that most first-born dolphins die while very
young. Many are hit by boats or get tangled in dis-
carded fishing line because they haven't learned how
to avoid the manmade hazards and their moms haven't
had enough experience being mothers to teach the little
guys how to survive.


Reef balls were
loaded on a
barge last year
for placement at
artificial reef
sites in the area.
Now, they are
being "de-
ployed" adja-
cent to seawalls
to attract fish
and improve
habitat. Is-
lander Photo:
Paul roat


Another cause of mortality of dolphin calves is
caused by an accumulation of toxins in the mother's
milk. Say a female dolphin gives birth at age 7 or so.
That means she's had seven years to accumulate all the
lead, zinc and mercury in all the fish she's eaten. Those
toxins are passed along to her firstborn as pretty much
poison.
Females give birth every two or three years, so
subsequent calves have maybe half the amount of poi-
son given to them through the milk, giving them a bet-
ter survival percentage at least as far as toxic milk
is concerned.

Oil reserves self-replenishing?
Let's move into deeper waters and talk oil. Crude,
that is. Black gold. Texas tea.
No, it's not a story from the "Beverly Hillbillies,"
although it does star a Texan. A scientist from Texas
A&M University has discovered that some oil fields
under the Gulf of Mexico seem to be refilling from
deeper reserves.
"The fluids were changing over time," said chemi-
cal oceanographer Chuck Kennicutt. "Very light oil
and gas were being injected from below, even as the oil
pumping was going on." He said the oil deposits "are
refilling as we speak, but whether this is a worldwide
phenomenon, we don't know."
Oil experts had always thought that the deposits
were a finite item sort of an oil or gas trap buried
deep underground. Kennicutt now suspects that some
oil sources are, well, like the tip of.an iceberg and as
pressure deep in the earth is exerted, the oil and gas
slowly ooze to the top.
It's not like we're talking gushers here, but if the
Gulf findings are true elsewhere around the planet, it
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Kennicutt's findings are viewed with some skep-
ticism by other scientists, of course. "Petroleum geolo-
gists don't accept it as a general phenomenon because
it doesn't happen in most reservoirs," said a Louisiana
State University marine geologist. "But in this case, it
does seem to be happening."

Oyster bars coming to a seawall
near you
Here's a quick and easy way for waterfront
homeowners to improve the quality of bay waters.
Plant some reef balls off your seawall and grow an
oyster bed.
Tampa BayWatch is offering reef balls free to
waterfront homeowners. They'll install the balls for
you and, within months, you should have some thriv-
ing oysters growing right beside your house.
So what? you ask.
Oysters are filter feeders. They strain the goop out
of the bay and clean the water. Cleaner water means
more light can penetrate to greater depths, meaning
more seagrasses can grow. More seagrasses mean more
places for little critters to live and feed. More little crit-
ters mean more big critters. And big critters mean big
snook, trout, redfish and all those other wonderful fish
we love to catch.
Peter Clark is the director of BayWatch. The orga-
nization, charged with preserving and protecting
Tampa Bay, struggled with the mostly sterile habitat of
seawalls until they came up with the reef ball concept.
Reef balls have been used for years to create artificial
reefs in the bays and Gulf; they work just as well in
seawall communities.
The balls are about the size of a 50-gallon drum.
They're made of a special pH-neutralized concrete that
is eco-friendly to fish and oysters. They've got big
holes so little critters can crawl or ooze or swim inside
for protection, and they've got all kinds of nice rough
spots upon which stuff can grow.
An added benefit of the balls is that they tend to
protect the seawall from wave action.
Back in the dawn of time when the water was clear
and I was a little Roat playing in the bays, oysters were
thick on the seawalls all over the Island. We're talking
oysters that stuck a foot or so from the seawall. Now,
the oyster abundance is less, and the water not as clear.
Reef balls seem to be a pretty easy way to turn back
time.
Call Tampa BayWatch at 727-896-5329 for more
information, and call me if you get some. I'd be inter-
ested in the before-and-after story.

Sandscript factoid
According to Jane Morse, Homeowner Horticul-
ture Extension Agent, Manatee County, a U.S. Envi-
ronmental Protection Agency homeowner study found
that more than 2 billion pounds of pesticides are ap-
plied annually to lawns in the United States. About
one-third of the pesticide produced is discarded down
the drain, and two-thirds of all concentrated pesticides
are thrown into the trash and end up in landfills.
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Kingfish thick offshore, trout big in backwater


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Tarpon are starting to show up off the beaches of
the Island. Although there aren't any reports of hook-
ups yet, they're out there.
Kingfish action is hot and heavy offshore, with
some reports of 40-pounders being reeled in. Mackerel
are thick right now, too.
In the backwater, redfish and snook action is very
good, and huge trout are being caught by wade fishers
in Palma Sola Bay or anywhere else there are
seagrass beds.
The Sarasota Southern Redfish Tour 2002 will be
held Saturday and Sunday, May 11-12, sponsored by
Xplores of Bradenton. Saturday is "artificial lures
only" day, and Sunday is "live bait" day. Launch site
is Centennial Park in Sarasota, and weigh-in is at the
SaraBay Marina, 7040 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota,
across the street from the Sarasota-Bradenton Interna-
tional Airport. Captains meetings for each day's fish-
ing is at 6:30 p.m. the evening before the tournament
at the marina. Call UNEEK Fishing Group at 813-621-
3320 for more information.
Don't forget that snook season closes April 30, so
if you're planning to do any linesider hunting, you'd
better get to it soon.
Capt. Sam Kimball on Legend charters out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said he's putting his
clients onto kingfish to 25 pounds, cobia and grouper to
15 pounds, plus mangrove and lane snapper to 4 pounds.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's said he's catching lots and lots of big mack-
erel, cobia and a few keeper grouper, plus bluefish,
snook and redfish.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said king-
fish action is at its peak right now. Mackerel are "all over
the place," he added, with some going to 30 inches in
length. Fishing is as good as it gets right now, he said.
Capt. Curt Morrison and Capt. Ryan Hackney
on the Neva-Miss said their best bet right now is big
kingfish, but they're also hauling in grouper to 15
pounds, amberjack, mackerel and snapper.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business said he's
catching some huge snook to 40 inches in length, king-
fish to 40 pounds, a couple keeper cobia, a few redfish
and lots of trout.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach said he's catching a mixed bag: mack-
erel, cobia and small sharks in the Gulf and snook to
30 inches and lots of trout in the bays.
Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
really big trout up to 27 inches are being caught
by wade fishers along the seagrass beds of Palma Sola
Bay. Offshore, kingfish are the best bet, he added.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
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IMS students learn from local beaches


By Andrea Dennis
Islander Reporter
The sun, fun and carefree lifestyle are, of course,
benefits to living on the Island. But Island Middle
School students found out recently that going to school
here is also pretty cool when they used the nearby
beach as a learning tool for math and science.
First, Cynthia Clemons' sixth- and seventh-grade
math classes trekked to the beach for a hands-on les-
son in building. Students "played little architects" and
used appropriate instruments to measure and transform
one-dimensional drawings they completed over spring
" break to three-dimensional art forms in the sand.
They were scored on neatness of the 1-D drawings
and how accurately the 3-D buildings matched.
"The majority did quite well," Clemons said.
"And, if you can make math fun, then go for it."
Next, the environment was the focus of Jenifer
Catlin's science class when coastal engineer Jennifer
Davis visited last Wednesday to tell them about the en-
vironmental effects of the dredging/renourishment
project currently under way along the Anna Maria Is-
land shore.
For example, Davis told the students that the envi-
ronment is affected only "briefly" during the project.
"Afterward, everything goes back to normal," Davis
said. "Nature takes care of itself."
Davis also spoke about the precautions that are
taken to make sure critters, such as sea turtles, remain
safe.
"We have reports every week on turtle nesting,"
she said. "We try to make sure we do everything we
can for the turtles."
The environment wasn't the only thing on the stu-
dents' minds when Davis spoke. They were very inter-
ested in the renourishment project.
For example: Why is the project necessary? How


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A picture says a thousand words
Coastal engineer Jennifer Davis shows a picture of
the beach renourishment project to Cynthia
Clemons' and Jenifer Catlin's Island Middle School
classes. Davis is part of the dredging team that is
working along the coast of Anna Maria Island.
Islander Photo: Andrea Dennis

is the dredging done? Is there a big hole now where the
sand is being taken from the Gulf of Mexico? And,
what is the new sand like?
Davis filled in the blanks. The main reason for the
renourishment is storm protection for when nature
takes its course, she explained, and the new area is
great for recreation, which brings in more tourists. And,
it's important for the environmental factors, such as
turtle nesting, that require adequate beach space.
"Your beach was pretty much not there," she said.


Caught in the WAVE history made
- Anna Maria Elementary School students are recognized weekly for civic achievements at the We Are Very
Exceptional "WAVE" awards. History was made on April 19, however, when students from eve'y grade level,
parents, volunteers and teachers were all represented as winners. "This is the first time this has ever hap-
pened," said guidance counselor Cindi Harrison. This week's recipients include: Tayler Blasko, Jessica
Bouchard, Matthew Branning, Lance Burger, Jeb English, Joe Gaston, Ryan Guerin, William Hellem-Brusso,
- Amanda Hopf, Haleigh Kerr, Geza Lott, Johnny Mattay, Hilary Powers, volunteer Beth Ann Scheible,
Courtney Schmidt, Kyla Secor, Emma Smith, Taylor Smith, Shawn Steenstra, Ally Titsworth, Greyson Wallis,
Lauren Woodson and Carson Wooten-Stippich. Teacher's aide Judy Arnold and parent Alison Stripling are
not pictured. Recipients of the WAVE award receive a coupon for a free serving of ice cream at Mama Lo's in
SAnna Maria. Islander Photo: Andrea Dennis..... - -


Davis explained that the dredging is "kind of like
playing Pac-Man with a joystick."
"Like a big vacuum cleaner," the sand is sucked up
from the "borrow ground" and taken through pipes to
land, expanding the beach to widths of 200 feet in some
areas.
She said also that there is, indeed, a hole from
where the sand is taken, but not to worry because mea-
sures such as wave refraction testing will be taken to
preserve the beach.
"We have to make sure that hole won't affect your
beach," said Davis.
The class was also interested in the new sand,
which is dark at first because it has not yet been ex-
posed to the sun's bleaching effects. Davis told them
"it's of excellent quality.
"It's pretty similar," she said. "The sand is a little
bit more coarse, which we want because if it's too fine,
it erodes too quickly."
The students will soon meet Davis on her turf to
tackle more hands-on experiences: monitoring erosion,
sand movement and wave action, and taking part in
post-construction surveys. And, best of all, the last day
of school will be a day of fun at the beach.
All these educational activities fit into Island
Middle School's philosophy to emphasize the readily
available marine science aspects of the Island.
"These are good opportunities for the students to
learn things other kids wouldn't even be thinking
about," said Clemons.


Island Middle School menu
Monday, April 29
Breakfast: Cheese Grits, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Macaroni and Cheese with Ham and Roll or
Chicken Patty on Bun, Chef Salad and Dressing,
Fresh Steamed Broccoli Florets, Assorted Fresh and
Canned Fruit
Tuesday, April 30
Breakfast: Pancakes and Syrup, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Cheese Pizza or Hot Ham and Cheese
Sandwich, Chef Salad and Dressing, Mixed Veg-
etables, Assorted Fresh and Canned Fruit
Wednesday, May 1
Breakfast: Cheese Toast, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Hot Dog and Fries or Burrito and Salsa, Chef
Salad and Dressing, Fresh Steamed Baby Carrots,
Rice Pudding, Assorted Fresh and Canned Fruit
Thursday, May 2
Breakfast: Waffles and Syrup, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets and Chips or Hamburger
Gravy, Mashed Potatoes and Roll, Chef Salad and
Dressing, Mixed Vegetables, Assorted Fresh and
Canned Fruit
Friday, May 3
Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs and Grits, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Barbecue Pork on Bun or Chicken Gravy and
Rice, Chef Salad and Dressing, Steamed Rice, Corn
on Cob, Assorted Fresh and Canned Fruit
Juice and milk are served and every meal.

Anna Maria Elementary menu
Monday, April 29
Breakfast: Pancake and Syrup, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Chicken and Rice with Roll or Fish on Bun,
Steamed Fresh Broccoli and Cheese Sauce,
Applesauce-Raisin Cake
Tuesday, April 30
Breakfast: Scrambled Egg and Toast, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Hamburger Gravy or Grilled Chicken Patty
with Mashed Potatoes, Mixed Vegetables, Blueberry
Cobbler/Crisp
Wednesday, May 1
Breakfast: Cinnamon Toast, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Nachos with Beef and Cheese Sauce or Hot
Dog on Bun, Fresh Steamed Broccoli, Chilled Pears
Thursday, May 2
Breakfast: Waffle and Syrup, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets and Roll or Junior Cuban
Sandwich, Tater Tots, Fresh Fruit
Friday, May 3
Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Cheese Pizza or Turkey and Cheese Sand-
wich, Tossed Salad and Italian Dressing, Raisin Cup
Juice and milk are served and every meal.


Center teens wash cars Saturday at fire station
Members of the Anna Maria Island Commu- is set, but hopes are high for generous donations to
nity Center's TEENS group will wash cars Satur- the cause.
day, April 27, to raise funds for a trip to Atlanta The proceeds will go toward a trip for some of
next month, the group to the Atlanta area, including visits to Six
The carwash will be from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Flags, a few civic and youth organizations and other
at the fire station in Holmes Beach, 6001 Marina Georgia attractions. Teens who "have really done a
Drive. It's "a basic car wash," said a Center lot for the community" have-been named to take the
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LOT! Lowest priced lot, and west of Gulf Drive, too.
Available at $165,000. Can build up to 2,500 sq.ft.
(AC'd living space) home. BONUS 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, nS O-LID Vet throughout, 200
sq.ft. bonus outdoor s screened lanai.
$274,900. 701 Man yve., 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.

EobinsOn Properties
778-4323 Or 8CC-977-C8C3
FSBO/Brokers Protected


NEW CONSTRUCTION

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









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

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


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MOVING SALE SATURDAY, April 27, 8am-
noon. Tools, tables, hide-a-bed, miscellaneous.
524 72nd St., Holmes Beach.

MOVING SALE SATURDAY, April 27, 8am-4pm.
Dining room, bedroom, washer/dryer, micro-
wave, fan, wicker, clothes. Inside at 409 Bay
Palms, Holmes Beach.

GARAGE SALE SATURDAY, April 27, 8am.
Collectibles, household, books, treasures,
clothes. 246 Willow Ave., Anna Maria.

MOVING SALE FRIDAY, Saturday, Sunday,
April 26, 27 and 28, 8am-lpm. Everything
must go! Bedroom, living room, kitchen, tele-
visions, VCRs, stereo. 100 Highland Ave.,
Bradenton Beach.

ROSER THRIFT SHOP open Tuesday, Thurs-
day, 9:30am-2pm, Saturday, 9am-Noon. Do-
nations Wednesday 9am-11am. Closed Fri-
days. 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.

ORANGE CAT MISSING looks like Garfield the
cat. Holmes Beach area of 64th Street. De-
clawed and neutered. Please call, the kids are
desperate. 779-9752 or 737-2468.

FOUND BLACK AND white short-hair cat. Black
on head and back. Found in vicinity of 71st.
Street. 778-0275.


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



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.

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

PACKAGE: TWO JET skis and double trailer,
$6,000. 1997 Yamaha 760, 1994 Sea Doo SP
(only 40 hours) and brand new double trailer.
(317) 796-0432.

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.



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 backwater fishing. USCG licensed. Ice, bait,
tackle provided. 779-9607.

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



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


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


53 YEARS OF DISTINCTIVE ISLAND SERVICE

)d3224 East Bay Dr. Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
Sales: 941-778-0700 Rentals: 778-6665
I_1-800-749-6665 www.Wedebrock.com
REAL ESTATE COMPANY OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK


W 11 .. I
DEFIES HEMINGWAY! Ground-
level two-story Key West-style 3BR/
2BA. Pristine beach access.
$485,000. Geoff Wall, 778-0700.


SANDY BEACHES and Gulf views!
807 S. Gulf Drive. Great rental in-
come. Close to Bridge St. $429,000.
Teresia Bradford, 778-0700.


SHOREWALK CONDO 2BR/2BA,
pool, tennis, clubhouse. Close to
shopping, dining and the beach.
Robert St. Jean, 778-0700.





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


ATTENTION BOATERS! 2BR/
1BA, Island home with dock and
21-ft. boat included. $334,500.
Gail Tutewiler, 778-0700.


AWESOME GULF VIEWS Direct
Gulffront sixth-floor end-unit at
Martinique South. $409,000. Gail
Tutewiler, 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.





DIRECT GULF VIEW UNDER
$200,000 Rare upstairs 2BR/2BA
end unit. Private beach. 55+. Gall
Tutewiler, 778-0700. $199,000.


, :aU L -.r" I l7'7 i-I-
BRIGHT & CHEERY! Ground-floor AFFORDABLE NAUTICAL LIV-
end unit with beautiful view. Heated ING Garden villa, split 2BR/2BA,
pool/spa, friendly 55+. $54,900 deep-water docking available.
Teresia Bradford, 778-0700. $110,250. Geoff Wall, 778-0700.


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


SPACIOUS ISLAND HOME
4BR+ den. Large suite upstairs.
Boat slip available. $479,000.
Gail Tutewiler, 778-0700.





AFFORDABLE BEACH CONDO
2BR/1BA with peaks of bay and
Gulf from lanai. 55+. $139,000.
Gail Tutewiler, 778-0700.





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





LAGUNA YACHT VILLAGE New
homes, deep-water dock, pool.
Two models for immediate delivery
starting at $659,000. 778-0700.


CUSTOM


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

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

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 driving experience for commercial car-
rier 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, exten-
sion 3520. Fax (941) 749-3035. AA/EOE/M/F/
VP/DFWP

SHARE OUR PASSION! Exceptional food, ca-
sual atmosphere. Comprehensive training.
Great benefits. Work flexible hours. Hiring chefs,
assistant bar manager, bartenders, hosts, wait
staff. J. C. Gardener's, new concept restaurant,
Bridgewalk, Bradenton Beach. Call (941) 705-
0444 or Fax (941) 761-9479.

SUMMER CAMP COUNSELOR needed at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center. Mon-
day thru Friday from noon to 6pm. The focus
for the counselor will be sports. Athletics and
recreational games with children in grades
one through six. Must be dependable, respon-
sible and a team player in a positive environ-
ment. Salary $7-$9/hour, depending upon ex-
perience. Call Mary Metcalf at 778-1908 for
further information.


WATERFRONT HOME
This spacious 38R/2.5BA custom
waterfront home offers a southeast
exposure on a protected canal with
. easy no-bridge access to the bay.
S -.. The location is a very short walk to
..the bay, post office and pier. The
S$ / home features double pane windows
and sliding glass doors with security
Sfilm, 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
are at the dock as is a 12,000-lb.
-. boatlift. Priced to sell at $695,000.
Call for appointment.


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





THE ISLANDER 0 APRIL 24, 2002 M PAGE 29


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.

DRIVER: Three shifts, 7am-5pm; two shifts,
noon-10pm. Serious, drug-free work ethic re-
quired. Fun job, good money. Our season
doesn't end. Island Transportation Inc. 779-
2520.

HIRING FULL-TIME servers for upscale restau-
rant/bistro, fine dining experience preferred, but
will train the right person. Apply in person
Wednesday-Sunday at Ooh La La!, 5406 Ma-
rina Drive, Island Shopping Center, Holmes
Beach.

MATURE PERSONS WANTED to work part-
time for Mama Lo's Ice Cream and Coffee
House. Apply in person, 101 S. Bay Blvd.
Phone, 779-1288.

GROW WITH US
Now hiring team players full-time and part-time
with customer service attitude for new upscale
concept coffee, wine, cigar shop in Bridgewalk,
Bradenton Beach. Advancement opportunities,
benefits, bonus. Flexible hours and fun. For con-
sideration, call Pat at 778-6626, extension 3104.



5 e" (41 7806
BANKM0 (80) 77-844


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


$289,900 ISLAND TOWNHOUSE 2BR/2BA fur-
nished unit overlooking lagoon at Sunbow Bay. Den and
extra bedroom downstairs. Enclosed carport, heated pool
and tennis. Close to beaches and shopping. IB77766. Pat
Thompson, 751-1155.

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


HELPER FOR LANDSCAPER tree trimmer. $7/
hour to start. Call Chris, 778-2837.

MANAGER 18-UNIT resort on Anna Maria.
Minimum five years experience. Computer liter-
ate, excellent phone skills, must have refer-
ences. 778-1010.

ISLAND BAZAAR Part and full-time help
needed. Apply in person, 3304 E. Bay Drive,
Holmes Beach.

GRAPHIC DESIGNER: Advertising layout and
design for weekly newspaper, some Web site
production. 30 to 40 hours per week. Work
Monday through Friday, and Saturday, half day.
Sunday and Tuesday off. Qualifications include:
computer graphics, advertising layout and de-
sign, PhotoShop, Illustrator and Pagemaker
proficient. Macintosh environment. Associate's
Degree or Technical School Certificate pre-
ferred. Resumes: E-mail news@islander.org, or
fax 778-9392, or mail/deliver to The Islander,
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.

BOOKKEEPER/SECRETARY for general con-
tractor. Knowledge of accounts payable and
receivables, and payroll. Computer skills with
Microsoft Office a must. 779-9434.

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

Buy it, sell it, find it. It's all in The Islander!


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

LPN/COMPANION part or full-time, home vis-
its or live in my licensed home. Negotiable
rates. Medical references. Call 365-6008 or E-
mail: audreysantini@aol.com.

PERSONAL ASSISTANT: Current RN license.
Appointments, light meal preparation, shop-
ping, correspondence. Call 729-6891.

NADIA'S EUROSAGE now accepting new cli-
ents. Massaging Island residents and visitors
more than eight years. Call today for an ap-
pointment in the comfort and privacy of your
home, 795-0887. MA#0017550.


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 ap-
pointments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates.
Sunshine Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.

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


DlISCO\'ER LuxURY IN MANATEE COUNTY
i r.-..-- --~------.. __________________ ________


SECLUDED RIVERFRONT ESTATE Great w ews.
cabana private aock pool and much more
S3.200.000 Cindy Pierro. 920-6818 81033


CAPTURE THE BEAUTY ol ire Gull coasi .n this
exquisIely appointed bayironi residences St 395 000
Bob ard Penny Hall 749-5981 8130)8
VICTORIAN BEAUTY reminisceril ol English garden
selling Large pnrvale 101 5975.000 Kathy Mar.:inioj
and Sandy Drapala. 748-6300 81486
PALMA SOLA PARK BEAUTY! 5.000. sq h totat/
updated, full ot crarm $699.000 Karny Macin.o and
Sandy Drapala 748-6300 77522
ISLAND PARADISE! WatertroI Key Wesl-STyle ncnme
wnn real bay views Seven dec.s and pacios new pooD'
spa $6503000 VaJ Hieiala. 518-812'0 82179


FABULOUS POOL HOME on Manatee River One
owrie- d:..r:bot atx ahti $1,599.000 Kathy Mtroinko,
713- 11 0 or Sand, Drapala 749.5797 82540


CHARM & QUALITY evident in tirs updated home
onlry two c,Ios rc, iTom Tre beacn' Giarden area with
worsirop $3499010 Hal Glrnan 713-5555 82128
MANGO PARK t.ngr and sunny pool., ncrre' Whte
kilCher. Irreplce. trree.car garage 12'9 900 Kr1ny
Marcii,hko ~rnd Sandy Drapala 748.6300 821'69
GOLF COURSE ESTATES lol on Bradnorn Curun
iry Club ready tO build' Pnvaie seenir qg 309 000
Don Lewi. 920-3919 82406
RELAX BY YOUR POOL in th,s lovely Wesi Glen
home t wn garden Tub updated Icnhen and rrmorel-
$189 900 ,clene Gerrn 713.65.57 822t3


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GULF AND BAY VIEW "PELICAN COVE" TROPICAL HORIZONS Large 2BR condo in
CONDO 2BR/2BA, turnkey furnished. Commu- choice Holmes Beach area. Walk to shopping
nity dock, tennis, heated pool and spa. Excellent and restaurants. Very close to the beach with
rental! $299,500. Call Lynn Hostetler at 778- some Gulf views. Rooftop sundeck. $415,000.
4800 or 720-5876. Call Denny Rauschl at 778-4800, 705-4800.


II ENJOY DIRECT GULFFRONT LIVING in this LOWEST PRICED ISLAND CONDO 2BR/1BA,
small, well-located complex. Building refur- 55+community. Turnkey furnished, heated pool.
bished last year. Weekly rentals allowed. Gulf and bay views. $139,900. Call Ed Oliveira
$429,000. Call Ken Rickett, 778-3026. at 778-4800 or 705-4800.


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OUR LISTINGS DON'T EXPIRE, WE SELL THEM!
WE NEED LISTINGS! ON & OFF ISLAND
ANNA MARIA 3BR/2BA, elevated, pool, covered deck plus open dock, en-
closed lower level, two-car garage, plus room for boat. $395,000.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX with parent quarters, 3BR/2BA, IBR/IBA,
new roof, newer appliances. Walk to beach. $439,000.
DEEDED BOAT DOCK 3BR/2BA, wood decks, clear views down
canal to bay. Elevated with bonus area. $350,000.
COMMERCIAL
STYLING SALON 8 station, established over 35 years. $39,000.
WALGREENS Triple Net. Good CAP. $2,650,000.
ANTIQUE & ART GALLERY Old Main Street. $69,000.
WE ARE BOOKING MARTINIQUE FOR 2003 NOW
2BR IMPERIAL CONDO Seasonal/Annual
2BR/2BA CANALFRONT ~ Seasonal/Annual
2-3BR/2BA PALMA SOLA BLVD/POOL Annual
2BR/2BA FLAMINGO CAY CONDO Annual
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
tdy41 @aol.com www.tdollyyoungrealestate.com


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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, pri-
vate. Call 778-8473.
TAMBOURINE LESSONS! Also available: flute,
saxophone, clarinet lessons. Beginning to ad-
vanced. Contact Koko Ray, 792-0160.

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


FLw e ee ap elr


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


MAKE YOUR MOVE

WITH MARILYN!


P.B. PAINTING & TILE 20 years experience,
excellent references. Free estimates. Call Pete,
387-3067.
NOTARY PUBLIC, CIVIL marriages and re-
newal of wedding vows. Sunset beach setting or
wherever. 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.

HOUSE CLEANING. Permanent: weekly or bi-
weekly. Experienced, reliable. Call for a free es-
timate and ask for Marieta, 722-4866 or Silvia,
723-3874.
CAR SERVICE! Competitive rates. None extra
for early/late pickups. Tampa $75. Free local
quotes. 24/7 Saylor Sedan 685-3233.
PROPERTY CARETAKER: I will look after
your residential, rental of commercial property,
whether you are at home or away, in terms or
security, regular upkeep, light maintenance,
tidiness, etc. Dependable. References. Call
778-7462.








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


EZ>i i810 ,


REALTORS


BAY PALMS CANALFRONT HOME 3-4BR/2BA,
Flordia room, spacious lanai, heated pool, dock.
A great home now $399,000. For more informa-
tion please call Carol Williams, Broker, 744-0700
eves or Zee Catanese, Broker, 794-8991 eves.
SUMMR RETAL


* 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


Call Michel Cerene, Realtor, 941-778-0770.


REALTORS


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


THE ROYAL MAID Service. Licensed, bonded,
insured. Professional, experienced maids.
Weekly, biweekly, monthly, move-in/move-out,
free estimates. Gift certificates. 727-9337 (72-
SWEEP).


CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING and Lawn Mainte-
nance. Residential and commercial. Full-service
lawn maintenance, clean-ups, tree trimming,
hauling, Xeriscape. Island resident. Excellent
references. 778-5294.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair.
If it is broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Se-
nior discount. Call 778-2581 or 713-0676.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE
Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, haul-
ing, cleanup. Island resident 25 years. Call
778-6508.
JAMIE BASSHAM'S LAWN Service. Profes-
sional lawn service and landscaping. For free
estimate call: 778-0934 or 705-5901 mobile.
MEIKALYA & JORDYN'S Islandscapes spe-
cializing in palm tree trimming. Complete lawn
and landscape management. Irrigation re-
pairs, sodding. Licensed, insured. Island resi-
dents, 779-0496.



SALES
'i3LAND Z AND
VACATION RENTALS
PROPERTIES, L.LC
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


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 ex-
pected rental season. We ARE the Island!
Call us if you wish to go back in time.


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


Ir ^/^-- Since I
1957
MARIE LIC REAL ESTATE
FRANKLIN RE ALTY 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
Web site annamariareal.com


PERICO PROPERTIES:
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.

HOLMES BEACH HOMES

BAYFRONTTjQ T poG44 South
Har c ,elevator,
/I3BA. $425,000.
REDUCED ISLAND HOME Quiet
area, spacious, 3BR/2BA, Florida room,
garage. 210 83rd St. $335,000.
KEY ROYAL CANAL pool and spa, two
boat lifts, newer kitchen. 2BR/2BA, two-car
garage. 621 Concord Lane. $499,000.


Call today...
Marilyn Trevethan, Realtor
(941) 778-6066
Home 792-8477


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


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

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

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

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


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


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SALES & RENTALS
419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida


(941) 778-2291
EVENINGS 778-2632


PO Box 2150
FAX (941) 778-2294


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This spacious 3BR/2BA Island residence offers a
preferred splitbedroom design and an expansive
living/dining area opening onto a lovely screened
lanai with sliding-glass doors. The fully equipped
kitchen features lots of cabinets and a cozy break-
fast bar. Other amenities include a Spanish-style
barrel-tile roof, circular-style driveway, tropical
trees including grapefruit, orange, papaya. And a
high and dry lot with plenty of room for a pool. Also
includes outdoor shower and deeded boat slip!
Priced at $389,900.

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Conveniently located on Key Royale Drive, this
affordable 3BR/2BA, canalfront home features a
large beautiful lot with plenty of room for a pool or
expansion, could be possible mother-in-law. Ter-
razzo floors throughout, family room, potential
plus. Straight walk to beach. Call today for your
showing. $419,000.
Visit our Website at www.betsyhills.com


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

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

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

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

MIKE McCALEB, ARCHITECT, P.A. 10-year
island resident, 25 years experience. Remod-
els, new homes, commercial. FEMA, DEP, wa-
terfront. #AR-0014004. 778-5560.

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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.
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.
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.
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.

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

779-0202 (800) 732-6434
ANNA MARIA
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REAL ESTATE, LLC
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 www.suncoastinc.com


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 car-
penter. Call, 745-1043 or cell 962-4068.
WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and
more by Hunter Douglas and other major manu-
facturers. Lifetime warranty. Call Island resident
Keith Barnett for a free in-home consultation.
Many Island 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.


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JSales Specialist


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niently located in central Holmes Beach. Peace-
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great investment at the unbelievable price of
$169,900.


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
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Sandy'S Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
We Monitor Irrigation Systems
Service INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
778-1345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
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Residential Commercial
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
Replacement 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 40


MARIANNE CORRELL, REALTOR
ISLAND, CONDO AND DiPLEX SPEC.AUST
"Personal Service Is My First Name'"


(941) 778-6066


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


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

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


25 YEARS EXPERIENCE, highly skilled, de-
pendable restoration/renovation expert, carpen-
ter, 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
guaranteed! RC0042064. 366-9606

HOME IMPROVEMENT: repairs, paint, general
repairs, 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.
Turnkey, beautiful views, breezy, quiet area. No
pets, non-smoking. Priced from $800/month,
$400/week, $85/night. 941-794-5980.
www.divefish.com.

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

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

BEACHFRONT: Next season, Anna Maria. 869
N. Shore Drive. Just remodeled 2BR/2BA with
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/secu-
rity required with contract. 792-2779.

HOLMES BEACH SPECIAL Spacious 2BR
ground floor, steps to beach, $375/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.

Rentals abound in the "best news," The Islander.


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

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

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

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

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

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA house, no pets, covered
parking, remodeled. Steps to beach. $1,100/
month. Call 730-5034.

YEARLY HOUSE RENTAL with tropical setting.
One and one-half blocks to beach. 3BR/2BA,
mother-in-law suite with kitchenette and sepa-
rate parking and entrance. Jacuzzi, barbecue,
decks, dogs welcome invisible electric dog
fence. Partial or unfurnished. $1,500/month, plus
utilities. 920-0129.

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/1 BA 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.

CONDO 2BR FURNISHED, beachfront, heated
pool, fishing dock, seasonal, three-month mini-
mum, 55-plus. Call (813) 247-3178 or week-
ends, (813) 927-1632.

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WATERFRONT VILLA with fantastic view and
dock. Furnished 2BR/2BA. May 1 to Nov. 1. Call
Capt. Steve, 545-6537 or slloydevans@cs.com.
BRAND NEW 2BR/2BA, extra large garage with
hook-ups. Steps to beach. Annual, $1,100.
Gulftide Property Management, 779-1675.
ANNUAL 1BR UNFURNISHED duplex. Clean,
spacious, ideal for single person. $600/month,
plus $600 deposit. 2110 Ave. B. 778-6387.
ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1BA, elevated
duplex. Laundry, private parking, clean and mod-
ern, steps to beach..$735/month. 342-9456 or
410-4466 cell.
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.
ANNUAL GULFFRONT private beach. Unfur-
nished 2BR/1BA, $680/month. Furnished 1BR/
1 BA, $545/month. No pets. 778-1086.
HOLMES BEACH CANALFRONT home, 2BR/
2BA, completely furnished, garage, laundry,
dock, many extras. $650/week, $1,800/month.
Available May 1. Call (813) 286-9814.

NORTH SHORE DRIVE beachfront. Spacious
3BR/2BA house with all conveniences. Available
January through April 2003. $4,500/month. (813)
752-4235.

MARTINIQUE CONDOS from $3,000-$3,400/
month. Some weekly. Call Dolly at T. Dolly
Young Real Estate, 778-0807 or 778-5427.
AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY! Holmes Beach
canalfront, elevated home. Upscale furnishings,
-newly decorated, 2BR/1 BA. Private dock, just
steps to beach. Seasonal renters preferred.
$2,500/month. 216 S. Harbor Drive. Call (813)
971-7999 day, (813) 920-3845 evenings.
ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH fully furnished 1 BR/
1 A, close to everything. $550/month, electric
deposit required, no pets. 778-4044.
GULF DRIVE HOLMES Beach annual 2BR/1 BA,
den, new refrigerator, stove. Carport. $675/
month, available April 29. 779-1093.
2BR/1 BA FURNISHED, two blocks to Gulf. All utili-
ties included, except phone. No pets, non smoking.
Available May 1 through Oct. 15, 778-2891.
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL 2BR/1.5BA elevated
duplex. Covered parking, storage, washer/dryer
hook up, close to beach. Available June 1, $800/
month. 778-4498.

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SINCE 1992


BEAUTIFULLY REFURBISHED spacious 2BR/
2BA, just one block to beach or bay. May 1, six
month or annual, $900/month. 778-8470.
ANNUAL RENTAL: Steps to beach, beautiful
2BR/3BA, half of duplex with new kitchen, dish-
washer, washer/dryer, tile floors, Florida room.
Dolores Baker Realty, 778-7500.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1BA duplex, just three
minutes to Gulf. Immaculate turnkey furnished.
Central air conditioning, cable television,
washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave, garage
and balcony. Available now through Oct. 31,
2002. $825/month, plus utilities. Seasonal Nov.
1, 2002 through Feb. 28, 2003, $1,800/month,
plus tax. 778-6310.
ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH rentals: 2BR/1BA,
tile floors, stackable washer/dryer hook-up, close
to beach, $725/month. 1BR/1BA, $625/month.
2BR/2BA, washer/dryer hook-up, $725/month.
Dolores Baker Realty, 778-7500.
SUN PLAZA WEST on beach. 2BR/2BA, nicely
furnished, heated pool, elevator, garage, avail-
able Fall and season 2003. Owner, 778-3231.
AVAILABLE JUNE 1 until January. Spacious, tile
floors, 2BR/2BA. Florida room, dishwasher,
washer/dryer, large pool. One block from 81 st.
Street to beach. 778-3104.
CHARMING 1BR/1BA with new tile kitchen,
washer/dryer, French doors open to private
courtyard. $695/month, plus utilities. $1,395 de-
posit, call 302-0779.
LARGE ANNUAL BRADENTON Beach, 2BR/
2BA duplex, new carpet, carport storage room,
washer/dryer hook-up. Glimpse of Gulf. $850/
month. Available April 1. (941) 625-2889.
There's more on the next page!

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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Residential-Commercial Interior & Exterior
Serving the Islands since 1969. 778-5594 After 5 Call
Licensed and Insured 778-3468


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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, ap-
praised at $241,000. Call Rick at 778-1102 or
727-5873.


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


GULFVIEW BUILDING LOT 50 by 100 feet.
Priced reduced to $299,000 firm. Sale or trade for
Island property. 3014 Ave. E., Holmes Beach.
798-3885.


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


ISLAND LIVING YOU CAN AFFORD! Turn key
furnished 1 BR/1 BA mobile home. Elevated ceil-
ings in living room, dining area off of kitchen.
Large outdoor shed. View of Gulf, steps to beach.
Located in Sandpiper Mobile Resort senior park,
(905) 623-0881.


PALMA SOLA BOULEVARD bayfront Mediter-
ranean on two lots. 6BR/5.5BA, 6,500-square-
foot-living, 9,300 total square feet. Six-car ga-
rage, 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.

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.

What you need from friends you know in The Islander.


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

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
access. 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.

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


BEAUTIFUL ANNA MARIA Island Sandpiper
mobile home park, age 55+. Shares available
at only $57,500. Also very affordable homes
and lots. 779-1343; (416) 694-4348. E-mail
Margocanfla@aol.com. Web site
sandpiperpurchase.com.


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

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.

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advertising in The Islander.


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.

OPEN HOUSE Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 5pm.
Beautiful home, 150-feet of pristine bayfront
seawall. Davits, dock, sprinkler system. Re-
duced to $799,000. Owner/agent anxious to sell.
209 Peacock Lane, Holmes Beach. A Paradise
Realty, 778-4800 ask for Jane or 778-4451,
home.

WONDERFUL VIEW unique new bayfront
home. 2BR/2.5BA, big open loft, boat dock,
2409 Avenue A, Bradenton Beach. $695,000.
778-3875.

FABULOUS FULL GULFVIEW from this historic
2BR beach cottage. Don't wait! $279,900. Ask
for Jane or Nicole, A Paradise Realty, 778-4800,
778-4451 home.

CONDO WANTED: 2BR/2BA on Anna Maria Is-
land or west Bradenton. Professional couple to
buy or assume from owner with owner financing
or creative financing. Phone, 778-9436. E-mail:
JLR2601 @aol.com.

LONGBOAT KEY former bank building, 4,700
square feet, zoned office/professional. Twenty
parking spaces, contemporary design, great vis-
ibility. $14/square foot. Can divide. Owner/Re-
altor, 388-5514 or call 809-4253.



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Order for a thirsty group
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used as an aperitif
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from West Palm
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314 Pine Avenue Anna Maria
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WAGNED REALTY
Email: wagnerfi @gte.net www.wagnerrealty.com

TRULY PARADISE! Bayfront
luxury in tropical setting with
Caribbean flair. Four bedrooms
plus guest suite and maid's
< quarters! Pool and deeded boat
space. Outstanding home for
$1,150,000. Call Yvonne
Higgins, 778-2246.
NORTHWEST BRADENTON BR
Well maintained 3BR/2BA resi-

to the beaches! New roof and
air conditioner. Reduced to
$189,900. Call Dave Moynihan,
778-2246 or 778-7976 eves.
BEST BUY ON ISLAND! 2BR/
1 BA condo with garage, electric
door opener plus extra parking.
White tile floors! In the center of
Holmes Beach! $144,900. Don't
wait! Call Harold Small today at
778-2246.
SUMMER SANDS This bayfront [.-
condo has it all! 2BR/2.5BA in .
recently renovated building .nMr 4 _-MI
across from Gulf with two cov- -
ered parking spaces, pool, spa, :
secured elevator. $299,900. -.'"
Call Bill Bowman, 778-2246.
MARINER'S COVE Top floor,
"- 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, .- ,
this 3/5BR/4/5BA home is
5,450 of exceptional quality 4i
and detail. Lush tropical set- .- ,
ting with incredible pool, spa
and dock area. $2,750,000.
Call Dave Moynihan, 778-
2246 or 778-7976.
PARADISE REDUCED This
2BR/2BA home has deededl
water rights on canal and re-
duced to just $237,000. Dock is,
steps away and everything in
tip-top condition. Great se-
cluded location. Call Anne
Miller 778-2246 or 792-6475.



OPEN __-


2 to 4 pm
April 21

539 67th St., Holmes Beach. Renovated canalfront home
with two docks, deck, caged and heated pool. Dream kitchen,
plus 3BR/3BA, walk-in closets. $599,900. Call Dee Jorcyk,
778-2246 or 778-8550 eves.

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


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Frank Davis
Broker






Melinda Bordes
Realtor






Marianne Correll
Realtor






Bob Fittro
Realtor






Richard Freeman
Realtor






Alan Galletto
Broker/Salesperson







Bill Jones
Broker/Salesperson







Jon Kent
Realtor






Tom Nelson
Realtor







Nick Patsios
Broker/Salesperson







Chris Shaw
Realtor






Marilyn Trevethan
Realtor


WATERFRONT HOMES

625 Ivanhoe .................... $849,000

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

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

116 22nd St. W. ............ $249,000

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

Two waterfront acres ........ $950,000

COMMERCIAL

PROPERTIES

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


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Realty NC


800-367-1617
941-778-6696


3101 GULF DRIVE HOLMES BEACH
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PRIVACY GALOREI All you see from here is sky, wa-
ter, beach and sea oats. Can't see your neighbor's
house or any other buildings. This gorgeous home has
the perfect setting on Anna Maria Island. 21 years
old and in great shape, this 3BR/2BA beauty has ev-
ery room facing onto the Gulf. High ceilings, fireplace
and Jots of glass. If you can afford the best, give us










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


See a fabulous sunset on the beach..a orverlookie!"ng Bimini Bay.
See a fabulous sunset on the beach... or overlooking Bimini Bay.


AWESOME SUNSETS will be
yours every evening from this
fabulous property. Secluded
waterfront in Key Royale with
3BR/3BA and a large three-car
garage. Overlooking the
glistening water of Bimini Bay.
This is a very special, no other
one like it, property. $849,000.
Call Jon @ 778-6066.


2BR/2BA EXQUISITELY
REMODELED condos. Steps
from fabulous white sandy
beach. Relax year 'round with a
refreshing dip in the heated pool
or in the warm Gulf of Mexico. If
you're considering Island pro-
perty for your use or as an
investment, you must see these!
Only five units left. Ask for Jon
or Richard at 778-6066.
$289,900. MLS#82414.


JON KENT ... The *" l .99
Real Estate Agent on Anna Maria
Island! Call and ask me why!

Call Jon (941) 778-6066 or 800-865-0800


6101 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach


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M.L -r. 95 Jnr, a,nd ,-i arr. '.. ale. 778-2261.


HOLMES BEACH .1.ar. elouu opportunity to be
-.: o I.- i ,. i ri-,- ,.:cr. 3BR -2A, two fireplaces,
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PERICO BAY CLUB. This downstairs unit has
beautiful ceramic tile and carpet. Walk out stairs.
Glass sliders to lanai. Tennis, heated pool and
spas, clubhouse. 24-hour manned. $219,500.
Rose Schnoerr, 778-2261.


We are helping the Salvation
Army to collect baby items,
including diapers preemiess to
-| toddlers), shampoo and
a bottles for the family shelters.
Please bring your donations of
- clean, usable or new items
to our office.
We all thank you!




LOTS/ACREAGE
Rose Schnoerr -
NW Bradenton, $279,000.
Noreen Roberts -
Rubonia $69,900.
Patty Lynch-
Ellenton, $55.000.
Noreen Roberts -
East Terra Ceia. $12500.


SUNBOW BAY across the
mile of shops and amenities.
the white sandy beaches of
Newer washer/dryer. $16[
Rose Schnoerr, 778-2261.


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street from almost a .
. Only a short stroll to Patrcia Lynch
f Anna Maria Island. Honduras ,:.1
9,900. MLS#81731.


Rose Schnoerr
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SUNBOW BAY Large 3BR/3BA split plan
townhouse with cathedral ceilings, tile flooring.
Covered garage area and huge storage.
$349,500. MLS#82282. Jan Schmidt, 778-2261.











SPECTACULAR WATERFRONT Key Royale
home, 3BR,3BA, remodeled 1996. Two suites,
Italian tile. Pool. Sailboat water, dock, lift.
$729,000. MLS#80369. Rose Schnoerr,
778-2261.


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