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Creation Date: May 15, 2002

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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: May 15, 2002

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

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Skimming the news ... Don't forget to vote next Tuesday! Details, page 5.


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Bird helpers, page 7.


"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"


Volume 10, no. 27, May 15, 2002 FREE


Renourishment finishes 6 weeks early


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Beach renourishment on Anna Maria Island is
over.
Friday, May 10, at about 3 p.m., the dredge Illinois
turned off its pumps and cutter suction equipment.
Work crews from Great Lakes Dredge and Dock began
pulling up the nearly eight miles of pipe from the



'Unwanted'


moratorium


discussed

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Relax, Anna Maria property owners. Nobody's
bringing a resolution to a city commission meeting for
a building moratorium ordinance in the city. At least,
not yet. And commissioners hope it never comes to
that.
Anna Maria city commissioners and Mayor
SueLynn tried to make it clear to the 60-odd people in
attendance at the commission's May 9 workshop ses-
sion that the agenda item for discussion on a possible
building moratorium was only that: a discussion, an
information-gathering session, a need to talk to see if
there was even a problem that might call for further
talks of a building moratorium.
It didn't seem to work.
Some concerned people even hired a West Palm
Beach attorney and a court stenographer to record the
moratorium discussions.
Commissioner Chuck Webb had raised the mora-
torium issue, noting that from his experience the city
might want to look at revamping its building codes. He
cited the potential case of two or three contiguous lots
being bought by a developer to build a single structure.
SueLynn had agreed.
Among the problems, contended Webb, is that the
city does not have the guidelines at present in its codes


"You can't just pass
a moratorium, then
let it sit there."
City Attorney
Jim Dye


to disapprove that type
of development. How
does the city address
the center lot line issue
in this example? It
needs to be clarified.
Mayor SueLynn said
maybe the city's


building codes need revision.
That may be true, said City Attorney Jim Dye, but
you need a good reason, a factual basis, to have a mora-
torium, then you have to work toward solving that
problem. There has to be a time frame in a moratorium.
"You can't just pass a moratorium, then let it sit
there," advised Dye. Otherwise, a city is subject to a
lawsuit from an .!ccric-. ed builder or property owner.
In other words, said Commissioner John Michaels,
we have to prove we have a problem before we can
pass a moratorium.
Exactly, said Dye, and many Florida cities hire
experts to study the issues and say "here is your prob-
lem." In Florida, most building moratoriums are over


dredge to the shore and along the beach that had been
used to build up the beach to a width of about 200 feet.
What was supposed to take three months took 46
days. GLDD beat its county-imposed deadline of June
12 by 33 days. Dredging started on March 25.
"We can all celebrate the success of the project,"
said Manatee County Ecosystems Manager Charlie
Hunsicker, who oversaw the project for the county.


Good weather, competent dredge engineers, ex-
perts in beach design and the cooperation of beachfront
landowners involved were all cited by Hunsicker as
reasons for the quick ending to what some doomsayers
said would take months.
Another factor was that the project was run by the
PLEASE SEE BEACH, PAGE 4


Last days of 2002 Island beach renourishment project
Anna Maria Island's beach renourishment project wrapped up last Friday, more than a month ahead of
schedule. Most of the Gulf shore of the Island is now about 200 feet wider. For more pictures and information,


see page 4. Islander Photo: Courtesy Jack Elka
water and sewage.
Webb said he has received a number of complaints
about low water pressure and the fact that water pres-
sure seems to have dropped indicates something is not
right. Maybe that's an issue.
But nobody on the commission appeared to want
a moratorium, just information on how to go about
enacting such a measure in the event they believe the
city needs one.
"If we can avoid a moratorium, let's do it," said
Webb.
During public discussion on a moratorium, Anna
Maria resident Rick DeFrank said it's an infrastructure
problem and the third key after water and sewerage is
drainage.
Despite SueLynn's best efforts to assure the pub-
lic this was a discussion item only, that nothing was
being decided or voted on, some people felt the com-
mission had already made up its mind to impose a
moratorium.
Resident Jim DePoore said the commission was
trying to impose these restrictions on people and that's
wrong and he will pursue this legally if necessary.
Please don't misunderstand, said Webb. "We don't
want a moratorium." The city just needs to be aware of
potential problems that might give rise to the need for
PLEASE SEE MORATORIUM, NEXT PAGE


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I.appeningg

Bridge Street Festival
this weekend
The annual Bridge Street Arts, Crafts and
Food Festival takes place this weekend, May
18-19, along Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach.
Festival organizer Captain John Joseph
said the event is full of food stalls, craft makers
and artists, in addition to lots of free stuff for kids
and adults.
Festival hours are noon to 10 p.m. on Sat-
urday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Captain John said there is space for more
venders, and anyone interested in room for a
booth should call him at 713-0313.
Parking is suggested at Coquina Beach or
Cortez Beach, with festival-goers urged to take
the Manatee Tr ile, to Bridge Street for all the
fun.
More inside...

SL ince 1992
Since 1992






PAGE 2 E MAY 15, 2002 0 THE ISLANDER


Moratorium in Anna Maria?
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
a moratorium.
Tom Baird, an attorney from North Palm Beach
who said he was at the meeting on behalf of an un-
named "client," suggested that instead of a morato-
rium, the city study the "zoning in progress" concept
to address concerns over "tear downs" of existing
houses.
SueLynn said that the building moratorium issue
will be on the agenda again at the June 5 town hall
meeting.
Once the moratorium discussion ended, about
half of the 60-plus people in the gallery left the
meeting.

Rights of Way and parking
In a problem nearly as old as Anna Maria, and
seemingly discussed at every city commission work-
shop and session, the mayor introduced a possible
"right-of-way" letter that could be sent to all prop-
erty owners as a "talking point."
After more discussion on the problem, SueLynn
got consensus from the board to look at available
land that the city might purchase for public parking.
She'll also determine how many public parking
spaces there are in the city and report back at the
June workshop session.
There is $66 million in grant money available
from one fund for cities to purchase land for public
use, said the mayor, and she'll look into how the
funds may be obtained.
Other issues discussed at the workshop included
"piggybacking" with other municipalities to pur-
chase items such as vehicles and equipment for pub-
lic works.
A workshop on the city budget for the 2002-03
fiscal year was scheduled for 7 p.m. May 29.
The town hall meeting of June 5 will be open to
the public for any topic of discussion, SueLynn said.
SueLynn also discussed a possible visioning
process for the city. She's been in touch with a com-
pany that facilitates this process for cities and she'll
have input on costs in the very near future.


MOTHER'S DAY, ISLAND STYLE


Nancy and Sarah Downey, 9, of Bradenton, spent
Mother's Day evening jumping the waves in
Bradenton Beach.


Patricia
Couche of
Bradenton
with daugh-
ters Emma,
4, and Elise,
2, ate
dinner with
their family
at the
Moose
Lodge in
Bradenton
Beach and
then enjoyed
the beach.
Islander
Photos: J.L.
Robertson


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Bradenton Beach marks its official opening today, May
15, with special rates for the summer season.
The 28-unit resort has accommodations ranging
from studio suites and one-bedroom units to two-bed-
room, two-story townhouses.
In addition to BridgeWalk, shops and restaurants
at the property will also be opening.
The on-site restaurant is J.C. Gardner's featuring
"eurofusion" cuisine and seating for 150 people. It is


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Unit sales for the much-publicized, somewhat con-
troversial and long-awaited Tidemark hotel/ condo-
minium/restaurant project in Holmes Beach can now
officially begin, according to developer Nick Easterling
and sales director Brenda Boyd-May.
"We just got approval from the state to begin tak-
ing condominium contracts," said Easterling. "We can
now officially take deposits."
Easterling said he hopes to begin construction of
the $20 million project at the site of the former Pete
Reynard's/ Marina Bay restaurant in four to six weeks,
depending upon how fast presales go. Total construc-

Legislature approves
Holmes Beach gazebo funding
The Florida Legislature Monday approved
$97,500 for the long-discussed gazebo near
Holmes Beach City Hall.
It has beeh envisioned that the gazebo would
serve as a meetng place and possible site for
outdoor concerts.
The gazebo funding, and the rest of the state
budget, now rests on the desk of Gov. Jeb Bush
for approval.


not yet open.
Stores at the resort include Two Sides of Nature,
an island-style clothing and boutique shop, and Heaven
on Earth, which is a locally owned chocolate goodies
and candy store.
Also opening today is Plumeria, a day spa featur-
ing manicures, pedicures, facials and massages.
Opening soon will be Vinjavagar, which will offer
fine wines, coffees and cigars for discerning clients.
For further information, call 779-2545.


tion time is estimated at 12-14 months, including the
marina.
"It's a complex project," said Easterling. "A lot of
pieces still have to come together" before construction
begins, he said, but a start date can now be projected.
While Boyd-May has a list of potential buyers, the
majority of the 40 units at the property will likely be
sold by a variety of Island real estate agents.
"We expect two-thirds of the property will be sold
locally," said Boyd-May, who is hosting a broker fa-
miliarization day on May 23.
Sale price of units will range from $400,000 to
$750,000, depending upon amenities, size and view.
Judging from the interest received to date, Boyd-May
said she expects sales to be brisk.
The Tidemark is to be a full-service hotel, although
units will be sold as condominiums, and feature a ma-
rina, restaurant and "owners-only" lounge, according
to Easterling.
In addition to its own amenities, Tidemark will
have a working arrangement with the neighboring Is-
land Fitness Center, which is relocating to the former
Eckerd building when remodeling is completed,
Easterling has said.
Owners will place their individual units in a rental
pool that will be managed by the hotel, allowing the
property to function as a hotel and offering a return on
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May 22, 6:30 p.m., Environmental Enhancement and
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May 23, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
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708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
May 15, 3 p.m., board of adjustment meeting, sched-
uled to be rescheduled to 6:30 p.m.
May 16, 1 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda: pub-
lic comment, Regina Underwater Archeological Preserve
presentation, city pier closure discussion, charter review
committee discussion, West Coast Refrigeration proposal,
city booth at Bridge Street Festival discussion, consent
agenda and commission reports.
May 16, 3 p.m., city commission recycling discussion.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
May 16, 10 a.m., code enforcement board meeting -
CANCELED.
May 23, 1 p.m., planning commission meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Of Interest
May 15, 3 p.m., Barrier Island Elected Officials meet-
ing, Bradenton Beach City Hall.
May 16, 6 p.m., West Manatee Fire & Rescue District
Commission meeting plus second reading of 2002 fire
assessment rates, fire station 1, 6001 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
May 16, 7 p.m., Cortez Waterfront Florida Committee
meeting, Cortez Community Center, 4523 123rd St. Ct.
W., Cortez.
May 20, 9:30 a.m., Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan
Planning Organization meeting, Sudakoff Hall, USF-
New College campus, Sarasota.
May 21, countywide election on half-cent sales tax
increase for school system.


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Beach done: 'Illinois' dredge sets record


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
What was supposed to be a three-month effort to
renourish about eight miles of Anna Maria Island beach
turned into a relatively complaint-free seven weeks of
sand-pumping, thanks in large measure to the dredge
"Illinois" and some very good weather.
Dredging began Monday, March 27, and finished
Friday, May 10.
If you've been on vacation from the Island the past
six weeks, you missed it. If you left your beachfront
house for 24 hours, the renourishment crews with their
pumps, pipes and graders passed you by during the
night.
Complaints about the noise were few, said Mana-
tee County Ecosystems Manager Charlie Hunsicker,
and people were advised to wait just a day and the noise
would be gone. It was.
"I can't say enough about how fast the crews
worked and how smoothly everything has gone," said
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore during an in-
spection tour of the "Illinois" with other Island mayors.
"It's just amazing. People were so worried for noth-
ing."
"Absolutely," said Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn. "I
think it's been just wonderful."
"And it's gone fast," chimed in Bradenton Beach
Mayor John Chappie, thanks in large measure to the
quality of the work crews and the speed of the dredge
and pump.
The massive "Illinois" owned by contractor Great
Lakes Dredge and Dock, was anchored about 2,000
feet off the northwest shore of the Island.
Dredging of the delicate sand was not a "hit or

Beach project wrapped up
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

county and Coastal Planning and Engineering Co., not
the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, as the 1993 project
was, Hunsicker said.
He cautioned, however, that for the next two years,
nature will shrink the beach somewhat to conform to
its natural contour. "This is just the beach finding its
own balance," said Hunsicker, so Islanders shouldn't
worry.
Additionally, there may be some above-normal
blowing sand during this period. This is also not unex-
pected, he said.
The good news, however, is that the 24/7 noise
along the beach has finished.
Crews will spend the next three weeks removing
equipment in addition to tilling the sand to meet speci-
fications set out by the county, Coastal Engineering and
Turtle Watch Director Suzi Fox.
Fox must give final approval for the project's sand
quality and compaction before it's officially over. The
sand must meet criteria for a turtle to be able to dig in
and lay a nest of eggs, but so far, Fox has seen noth-
ing but good quality sand.
Hunsicker said he is still looking for beachfront
property owners interested in dune revegetation that is
part of beach renourishment. In Bradenton Beach, the
Scenic Highway Corridor Management Entity is lining
up property owners. Persons in Holmes Beach or Anna
Maria interested in learning more about dunes reveg-
etation can call Hunsicker at 745-3723.
Preliminary studies for the next renourishment
project, expected in nine to 10 years, will begin in
about five to six years, Hunsicker said.


The cutter-suction dredge on the Illinois dug up nearly 2 million cubic yards of sand in just over six weeks.


Islander Photos: Rick Catlin

miss" proposition, said Mike Zimmerman of GLDD.
The borrow pit was surveyed and marine scientists
and engineers knew precisely where to dredge and
obtain the sand desired.
The dredge operator used computerized informa-
tion and high-tech equipment to manuever the steel-
bladed rotor through sand at a speed fast enough to lay
300 to 500 feet of sand a day to a width of about 200
feet.
Sensors attached to the bottom of the dredge told
operator Curley Knotts if there was anything on the bot-
tom, metallic or otherwise, that he shouldn't dredge. In
fact, he can't even swing the boom into one area of the
borrow pit because something was detected on the bottom.


"It could be a car, it could be a motor, it could be
an old Spanish galleon," said Zimmerman. "We don't
know, but the computer says 'no dredging.'"
The state-of-the-art diesel motors aboard the
dredge generate 11,300 horsepower and can pump sand
from a depth of 80 feet for a distance of six miles.
Booster pumps along the route can take the sand far-
ther, explained Zimmerman.
Even though it has a fuel capacity of 175,000 gal-
lons, the Illinois doesn't travel by itself. It's always
towed by a tugboat. Too expensive to drive, said
Zimmerman.
Next stop for the Illinois is St. Augustine on
Florida's east coast, said Zimmerman.

a |Good sand,
bad sand
Manatee County
Ecosystems Man-
iager Charlie
Hunsicker displays
the good, white
sand (left) used for

renourishment
compared with the
old, darker sand
that had been on
Anna Maria Island
before
renourishment.


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Half-cent sales tax for


schools on Tuesday ballot


By Paul Roat
Tuesday is "T" day for Manatee
County voters.
The Manatee County School Board
is requesting voters approve a half-cent
sales tax increase for the next 15 years.
Revenue from the estimated $358 mil-
lion the tax will generate will be used to
build new schools, expand existing
schools and purchase new technology
for all schools.
Proponents of the sales tax hike say
the additional money is needed to ac-
commodate the burgeoning student
population in fast-growing Manatee
County. About 1,600 new students are
expected to attends school next fall, and
current facilities are already over-
crowded.
Opponents of the sales tax for
school argue that the money is excessive
and that current property tax revenue
and state funds are adequate for the ex-
pected growth.
Opponents also point to the Mana-
tee County Commission decision last
week to impose an additional $1,500
impact fee on new homes in the county
going to the school board as another
example of the lack of need for the sales
tax increase.
The school district has estimated
that an additional 18 new schools will be
needed in the next 10 years to accom-
modate all the new students. There are
15 existing schools that will need to be
expanded or renovated as well.
Cost estimates for building a new
elementary school are about $11 mil-
lion, and a new high school costs about
$30 million. Total new school costs in
the next 15 years amount to more than
$300 million.
The sales tax approach was selected
by school officials as the least onerous
to residents, as about 30 percent of the
revenue is paid by tourists making pur-
chases while visiting the area.
Manatee County's 171,344 regis-
tered voters will be asked:
"Shall the Manatee County School
Board levy a countywide one-half cent
sales surtax for 15 years? Revenues
statutorily available to the school district
-shall be used for capital expenditures to


reduce overcrowding, eliminate portable
classrooms, renovate existing schools,
build new schools where needed, pur-
chase technology, and improve student
safety, achievement and conduct.
"Yes, for the one-half cent sales tax.
"No, against the one-half cent sales
tax."
"We're in dire straits," said Anna
Maria Elementary School Principal Tim
Kolbe. "If we don't approve the sales
tax increase, we will have a sea of por-
tables and will probably have to go into
double sessions. Will Anna Maria have
to go to double sessions? Probably not,
but the money from the sales tax will be
added to the school through more tech-
nology, so the tax is for us as well."
Anna Maria Elementary School is a
part of the current five-year plan of the
school district, with a budget of
$7,218,398 for demolition of the exist-
ing school and building of a new cam-
pus. That budget is being refined and an
estimate of costs expected by May 29.
Kolbe said parents and teachers will
be waving signs supporting the tax in-
crease starting Thursday at the intersec-
tions of Gulf Drive and Manatee Av-
enue and at Gulf Drive and Cortez Road.
School Superintendent Dan Nolan
has called the May 21 referendum "the
most critical one in terms of quality edu-
cation that has ever been made."
Polling locations on Anna Maria
Island and Longboat Key will be open
from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 21.
They are located at:
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf
Drive.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107
Gulf Drive N..
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248
S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
Longboat Island Chapel, 6200
Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.
Check your voter registration card
to determine where you should vote.
Manatee County Supervisor of
Elections Bob Sweat said that elections
in the spring "historically bring out
about 30 percent of the voters, but I
hope it is higher."


Work is scheduled to begin
Monday on improving easements
and drainage catch basins in
Bradenton Beach, with street pav-
ing in the north section of the city
to follow about a week later.
Bradenton Beach City Com-
missioner Bill Arnold said APAC
Florida, a Sarasota-based com-
pany, will improve 11 easements
and 19 catch basins.
When that work is completed
- which Arnold estimated to take
about a week paving will com-
mence.
Arnold said the paving con-
tractor will notify homeowners via
hanging tags on doorknobs when
paving will take place in the area.
He said residents may not have ac-
cess to their homes by vehicle dur-
ing part of the paving work. The


schedule for road paving is not yet
set, Arnold added.
Total cost of the road and drain-
age work is $99,000.
Streets to be improved are:
26th Street from Gulf Drive to
its east end.
25th Street from Gulf Drive to
Avenue A.
24th Street from Gulf Drive to
Avenue A.
23rd Street from Gulf Drive to
Avenue A.
22nd Street from Gulf Drive to
Avenue A.
Avenue C from 26th street to
its south end at Gulf Drive.
Avenue B from 26th Street to
its south end.
21st Place.
20th Place.
Bay Drive North.


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School tax no-brainer
Let's face it. Manatee County is growing.
While the elementary school population on Anna
Maria Island has diminished in recent years, the example
of growth is just up the road at the charter middle school,
which is funded by the school district to alleviate school
congestion.
The Manatee County School Board estimates that an
additional 18 new schools will be needed in the next 10
years to accommodate all the new students. There are 15
existing schools that will need to be expanded or reno-
vated as well.
The sales tax approach allows tourists making pur-
chases while visiting the area to contribute. And those
tourists are frequently next year's residents making it
all the more palatable.
Since the tax won't filter to the county's municipali-
ties this time around, the criticism "school money built
Taj Mahals for Holmes Beach and Bradenton" that fol-
lowed the previous school tax should be alleviated.
For the current and future generations of students in
Manatee County, vote "yes" for the half-penny sales tax
for schools.
And tell your state legislators you want a greater
share of lottery money to fund the new schools and pay
teachers! No more budget cuts for schools.
Tower blight
There's a new affliction headed to a neighborhood
near you. Internet towers.
Like the blight of. the 1960s monolithic TV anten-
nas reaching skyward on every roof the new towers
threaten our palm frond filled views.
The newest technology to enter into our lives is wire-
less Internet access. Which would be fine if it were re-
stricted to existing cell tower locations, or, at the least,
regulated and permitted by the cities.
West Manatee Fire & Rescue District currently uti-
lizes the wireless technology from an antenna on the
Holmes Beach cell tower and it should be available to
all of us in time.
But along comes the brainchild of a small-time
home-based business, marketing multiple 30- to 40-foot-
tall antenna towers. ("This tall antenna will withstand up
to 100-mph winds. The only concern would be falling tree
branches!" according to the Web site.)
Two current installations in Holmes Beach one
apparently in violation of the owner's home occupation
license stand well above the rooftops.
It's a timely issue for the City of Anna Maria, just
now in the process of developing its cellular communica-
tions ordinance.
If we're going into a wireless future, let's try to do it
right, not piecemeal, and not at the neighborhood expense
of a proliferation of hazardous towers.
Are additional restrictions in order? You decide.


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Say no to glamor here
Recently a Hollywood team scouting for filming sites
was on our beautiful Island looking to film at the Anna
Maria City Pier and some other waterfront locations.
May I please ask the mayors and city commissions to
please deny these people a permit to film in our residen-
tial community? We do not allow other types of commer-
cial activity on our Island to disrupt our daily lives. Why
should we let these gypsies take over our little paradise?
Many communities in California have banned film-
ing or taping in their communities. The trucks, the noise
and the crew can be a nuisance. We do not need this type
of "glamorous" annoyance in our Island community.
Let the Hollywood types ruin some other paradise.
They will ruin ours if we let them.
Robert Sexton, Anna Maria

The Audubon side
It was my understanding that the veterans memo-
rial on Leffis Key issue had been settled. Ernie Padgett,
the Manatee County administrator, realized there was
no opposition to a veterans memorial, just the site
where it was located. He proposed an alternative site
which seemed to satisfy most parties.
The initial proposed location was on Coquina Bay
Walk, which was a habitat restoration project that the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission,
Florida Department of Environmental Protection, as well
as the Sarasota Bay National Estuary Program approved.
The project was completed with the help of many
volunteers. Ed Freeman, president of the Native Plant
Society, proudly supervised the project. Twenty thousand
plants transformed the wasteland of exotic plants and
weeds into a beautiful landscape of native plants. The sign
at the start of the trail reads "To help preserve Coquina
Bay Walk as a sanctuary for fish and wildlife."
The Coquina Bay Walk is a designated site of "The
Florida Great Birding Trail." It also is used by the Mana-
tee County school system as a destination for field trips,


as I witnessed on Tuesday, April 16. The teacher told the
children as they entered, "Shhhh! We are entering a wild-
life sanctuary, do not pull any plants or take anything with
you."
In addition, people love to go to the site for peace and
serenity. It is also used as a nesting place by a variety of
wildlife. There are many signs in various locations that list
the different kinds of wildlife that reside there.
Coquina Bay Walk at Leffis Key was never de-
signed as a parade ground. The alternative site, ap-
proximately 50 to 100 yards south of this location, will
have 24-hour lighting. The mound can be transformed
into a beautiful landscape. The parking is closer and
will be more accessible. I hope the alternative site will
be accepted and appreciated by my fellow veterans.
Steve Black, president, Manatee County Audubon
Society

Not a duck, a developer
Approximately four years ago I called Holmes
Beach City Hall to complain about the obvious fact that
two houses were being constructed on one lot across
the street from me. I was told that if a building permit
had been issued, the work had been approved.
After they were completed I learned that, indeed,
these two structures were not really "houses" at all -
they were "land condominiums" and were "perfectly
legal."
In other words, the two separate buyers owned the
yards in common. That is, until one or the other no
longer wished to do so.
Since then, two more such non-houses have been
built directly behind my home.
Heaven help the residents of Holmes Beach if our
so-called visioningg process" involves this kind of rea-
soning like, say, "mixed use" developing. If it looks
like a duck and walks like a duck, it really isn't. It's a
developer's ploy, and the folks looking after the city's
affairs need to become more attentive.
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To the rescue for wildlife
It's Sunday morning and I'm making the rounds
with Larry and Ellie Smith, founders of the Wildlife
Rescue Service. After delivering several orphaned rac-
coons and opossums to the Wildlife Rehabilitation and
Education facility in Bradenton Beach, we are off to
Star Fish Co. in Cortez, where they have received a
report of a brown pelican tangled in fishing line.
On the dock at Star Fish, Ellie throws fish from a
large bucket, attracting a large flock of pelicans inter-
ested in a free meal. As they zoom in to grab the fish,
a small pelican quickly becomes the focus of our atten-
tion. As he flies toward the dock, we can see fishing
line wrapped around his leg, fluttering in the air behind
him. When he lands, he limps badly, obviously in pain.
Ellie tries to lure the juvenile pelican closer to her
but he is skittish, giving the adult birds first chance at
the fish. Finally, he lands about five feet from Ellie and,
before I can blink, she dives across the dock and sits up
with the pelican in her arms.
Expertly, Ellie holds the pelican gently but firmly
in her arms, his head held securely under her right arm.
Larry kneels next to her and carefully cuts the many
layers of fishing line wrapped tightly around the
pelican's leg. Meanwhile, Ellie gently removes two
fishing hooks embedded in his flesh. Before she re-
leases him, Ellie examines him thoroughly and Larry
sprinkles a powder on the open cuts to stop the bleed-
ing. The saltwater of the bay will provide a natural
antiseptic saline solution, he said.
When Ellie lets go, the pelican flies off to join his
mother swimming in the bay. But when she throws
more fish on the dock, he hesitantly flies in and grabs
lunch, walking on the dock long enough for us to see
he is no longer limping. "That's our reward," Ellie said.
Ellie and Larry Smith have been rescuing wildlife
in Manatee and Sarasota counties for more than 12


years. Although they've always been animal lovers,
their mission really began when their 20-year-old son
was struck and killed by a car. He often brought his
parents injured and orphaned wildlife and after his
death, Ellie and Larry began helping wild birds and
animals locally "to fill the void," Larry remem-
bered.
Within a year after they began, it became apparent
that they needed to create a formal organization. Thus,
Wildlife Rescue Service of Florida Inc. was born. Be-
cause they soon found there were not enough hours in
the day to do both rescue and rehabilitation, Ellie and
Larry concentrate on rescue and transport their patients
to local rehabilitation centers. Wildlife Rescue Service
is run by a board of directors, staffed by volunteers and
completely supported by donations.
The organization's headquarters has recently
moved to Palmetto where the communications center,
rescue/dispatch operations and volunteer training are
now located. The Palmetto location will also house the
newly established Wildlife Rescue Command Center,
a nonprofit organization composed of local animal or-


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ganizations that will plan rescue response after a hur-
ricane or other disaster.
The Smiths go through 250 to 300 pounds of fish
a week to lure the larger birds, such as the injured peli-
cans, blue herons, egrets and cormorants, in close
enough to catch. The commercial fishermen often do-
nate fish and the fish companies give the Smiths a siz-
able discount. "They've been wonderful," Ellie said.
They get very few calls from commercial fisher-
men who know how to avoid the birds. "It's recre-
ational fishermen who feed the birds fish and then
throw their nets and cast lines that catch the birds,"
Larry explained.
They have three boats a rubber inflatable raft,
a jon boat and a 17-foot pontoon boat to aid them
in helping birds in trouble on the water.
But shore birds are not all the Smiths rescue. They
have aided a bald eagle that hit a power line and broke
its wing, an iguana who lost part of its tail to a nasty
dog, sea turtles, injured ducks, deer, possum, raccoons,
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Carefree turtles nesting in new, old sand


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Anna Maria Island's beach is home now to five
loggerhead turtle nests, with three nests concentrated
in the "old" sand at the north end.
The first nest was found two weeks ago at
Bradenton Beach as the beach renourishment equip-
ment bore down, and Turtle Watch volunteers moved
the 117 eggs south to Coquina Beach.
The most recent nest, found Tuesday morning, is in
the brand new sand on the beach at 11th Street South and
Turtle Watch will leave it there to incubate and hatch.
Still to come for the new renourished beach, a
tiller, although it will be necessary to dodge the new
nest, of course.
Three nests were found on the north beach in the
city of Anna Maria, where there is no renourishment,
noted Suzi Fox, who holds Florida's marine turtle pres-
ervation permit for the Island.
She and fellow volunteers this week dug holes up
and down the renourished beach to see if it needed till-
ing, and found it was indeed wet and hard. And as far
as they could tell from an imaginary turtle's per-
spective in need of "fluffing up."
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock workers this week are
removing pipes quickly and were doing the fluffing
with large tillers similar to agricultural machines,
working from south to north about a mile a day. The
dredging equipment has left our waters, heading into
Tampa Bay to the port where crewmen will do main-
tenance work on the machinery before heading around
the Florida Peninsula to St. Augustine to complete a
storm-interrupted renourishment project.
Joyce Reed, Patty and Don DePaole and Fox her-
self located the new nests by following the zipper-like


tracks of the mother turtles from the waterline to the
disturbed sand of the nests. They also found five "false
crawls" where loggerhead giants had come ashore and
then changed their minds about nesting.
Two of the new nests were "adopted" under Turtle
Watch's Adopt-A-Nest program, whereby a sizable
donation ($100) to the volunteer organization makes
the donor the "parent" of a nest. "Parents" of the new
ones are Sue and Marco Marino of Crown Point, Ind.,


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and Judy Salvador of Cortez, who is giving her son a
nest for his 23rd birthday.
Most of the Island's turtle nests will be dug by the
end of August. Turtles should start hatching in Septem-
ber and finish by the the end of October. During a nor-
mal nesting season, about 250 turtles will lay their eggs
on the Island, Fox said.
The other.nests are still open for adoption, Fox
said, and anyone interested should call her at 778-5638.


Turtle lights workshop next Wednesday


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Turn out those lights along the beach at night! They
could be confusing the turtles, says Anna Maria Island
Turtle Watch Director Suzi Fox.
And if you can't turn out those lights, Fox wouldn't
mind if all property owners and businesses along the
beach installed some form of turtle-friendly lighting.
In fact, Fox has even gone to the trouble of estab-
lishing a workshop session May 22 for Island busi-
nesses and residents on turtle-friendly lighting with
Megan Conti, the turtle lighting coordinator for the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
"We definitely need to educate the public and busi-
ness owners about sea turtle friendly lighting," said
Fox.
The problem is more severe than some might think,
explained Fox.
When the mother turtle waddles ashore at dusk to
lay her eggs on Anna Maria Island where she was born
40 or 50 years ago, the shoreline looks at lot different
now than in 1950, said Fox.
The momma sea turtle sees the bright lights of
neon signs and parking lot lights for restaurants and
doesn't recognize the beach. The turtles may think
PLEASE SEE TURTLE, NEXT PAGE


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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 7


armadillos, and orphaned babies from nearly every lo-
cal species of bird and animal.
Larry and Ellie and many of the volunteers, have
U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration
training because they are often working in high-risk
situations. Once, a volunteer (who Larry calls a "tree
man") was trying to return a baby great horned owl to
the nest from which he had fallen.
The volunteer (a carpet installer by trade) was
wearing a flak jacket and a motorcycle helmet but it
wasn't enough to protect him from the parent owls who
dive-bombed him as he approached their nest. Now,
"tree men" wear construction hats and heavy-duty gear
for this hazardous duty.
The rescue service receives 30 to 40 calls a day. Dur-
ing the three hours that I spent with the Smiths, they re-


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
If the turtle-friendly light problem remains a
problem, it wonit be Wendy Joffe's fault. Lord
knows, she's tried.
She is a Holmes Beach resident and sea turtle
aficionado who works for a manufacturer of lights,
and she's brought those elements together to bring
turtles the "Light Buster."
It is a special light which Electrodex Inc. de-
signed 16 years ago but not with turtles in mind.
Joffe, who lives not far from the beach and talks
frequently with Suzi Fox of Turtle Watch, thought
Light Buster would help make beach dwellers and
sea turtles more compatible.
Turtles depend on the sparkle of the Gulf's
surface to guide them to the water, but often lights
ashore mislead them to their death upland from the
Gulf.
Electrodex owner Mike Goetz said his com-
pany markets its lights to distributors and retailers
but can make an exception in the case of turtle
lights on Anna Maria Island. Joffe said she would


ceived 10 messages on their answering machine. The calls
included requests for help for a possum with babies who
had been attacked by a dog, an alligator in someone's yard
(a referral), a.raccoon acting sick, a mallard duck that
couldn't walk, an egret with a broken wing and a report
of a man spraying poison in bird nests.
Ellie related a story about a call from a man who
reported an injured anhinga in the small pond in his
back yard. The small pond turned out to be a very large
pond and Ellie spent hours swimming after the anhinga
before she managed to dive in the water behind it and
came up with the bird. "He didn't even say thank you,"
Ellie laughed.
The last stop I made with the Smiths was to pick
up a young mallard duckling that a Bradenton resident
had found wandering around on its own. I cradled the
soft, vulnerable baby in my hands until we reached the
Bishop Animal Hospital, where it joined about six
other orphans in a cage. The Smiths showed me a pond


take orders at 753-5663 and deliver the lights to
users on the Island "because people won't leavethe
Island to get anything unless it's vital to them."
She said she will "work hand in hand" with
Fox, who holds the Florida marine turtle preserva-
tion permit for the Island. Prices are still being de-
veloped.
The light, Joffe explained, comes in 13- and
26-watt sizes with clear or amber lens, mounted on
a knuckle arrangement and can be installed with an
attached shield if that seems best.
There is one brand new Night Buster installa-
tion on the Island. It's at the Banana Cabana Car-
ibbean Grill, 103 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach.
There, Mike Rappaport is a turtle admirer of long
standing he first encountered the ancient giants
while sailing in the Caribbean, he said, and handles
many turtle decorations and souvenir items in his
establishment.
He said he'd do just about anything to help the
marine turtle preservation cause, and installing
lights that may be helpful is among those
anythinggs"


on the grounds that was populated with old friends they
recognized from previous rescues a turkey, geese
and several varieties of duck.
The Smiths bring about 4,000 patients to seven
local rehabilitation centers for further care. And that's
not counting the birds and animals that are released
after on-site care such as that received by the young
brown pelican. The goal is always to release the wild-
life back where they were found.
"That's what it's all about," Larry said.
The Smiths emphasized the fact that all of the wild-
life services work closely together and when they can't
handle a particular situation, they always know who to
call. "It's networking," Larry said. "We help each
other."
"The more people involved, the more birds and
animals we'll save," Ellie said.
If you are interested in volunteering in any way,
call 750-WILD (9453).


Local light a problem solver?







Turtle workshop May 22
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 8


they're in the wrong location and will simply return to
sea where they will often just dump their clutch of eggs
instead of trying another spot, said Fox.
There's also a potential lighting problem for the little
turtles when they first pop out of the nest, said Fox.
By instinct, they will head to the horizon and the
water where they belong because the reflection of
moon and stars on the water is the nearest light.
When they see business signs, blinking traffic sig-
nals and lighted parking lots, they get confused and
head the wrong way. That's a guaranteed bad ending
for the turtles.
Fox said each year she documents hundreds of
cases of hatchling deaths due to disorientation because
the turtles headed in the wrong direction when they
emerged from their nest.
Thankfully, there's not a problem for the young
ones when they hatch along Coquina Beach because
there are no bright lights there to confuse them. In Anna
Maria, beachfront property owners, for the most part,
comply with the "lights out" ordinance.
The problems arise in the business areas, particu-
larly in Bradenton Beach with its proliferation of busi-
nesses, parking lots and bright lights adjacent to or di-
rectly across from the beach.
There are some businesses in Bradenton Beach that
don't have turtle-friendly lighting and don't seem in-
terested, claimed Fox.
"They know who they are. We'll be inviting them
to attend the workshop and I hope they come. I think
we have a solution for everyone and it's not terribly ex-
pensive."
Fox noted that Bradenton Beach has an ordinance
requiring signs and lights along the beach to be turned
out by 9 p.m. during turtle-nesting season. While most
places seem to comply with the ordinance, some do
not, claimed Fox.
Bradenton Beach building official Bob Welch
could not be reached for comment on any current busi-
nesses not in compliance with the turtle light ordinance.
Fox would really like to see an ordinance in all
three Island cities banning construction along the beach
during turtle nesting season. She'd also like to see
something done about portable cabanas, chairs and
other items left on the beach overnight by unknowing
visitors, which is prohibited in Bradenton Beach but
not yet in Anna Maria.


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Fox said businesses and property owners attending
the session can bring a picture of their outdoor lighting
setup for the FWC to review.


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Banana
Cabana owner
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The workshop will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday,
May 22, at the Holmes Beach City Hall. For further
information, contact Fox at 778-5638.


Historical society season ending, not museum's


The Anna Maria Island Historical Society will
close its season with a meeting Monday, May 20,
but the society's Island museum will stay open
with a summer schedule of hours.
The meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. at the Anna
, Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, and will fea-
ture Howie Banfield playing acoustic music on the
mandolin and guitar.
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The society will pay special honor to volun-
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The museum, at 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, will
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Save Planetarium march
is Saturday morning
Privateers and women and especially children will
march this weekend in downtown Bradenton to "Save
the Bishop Planetarium," whose fire-caused closure
threatens to become permanent.
The march, organized by the Riverside Women's
League and the Anna Maria Island Privateers, will be
from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 18, to "raise aware-
ness about the planetarium's peril and send a message
to its board of directors that people are serious about
saving the planetarium."
That was the word from Tonie Waters of the Riv-
erside group, who said she fervently hopes many chil-
dren will join the march, for the planetarium has been
"extremely important for the education of the children
of this area."


Privateers in piratical regalia will be prominent in
the march, which will begin at the planetarium, 201
10th St. W., Bradenton. The march will follow
Barcarrota Boulevard, 15th Street, Manatee Avenue
and end up again at the planetarium building.
The longtime institution was badly damaged by a
fire last August and questions about insurance or the
lack of it have delayed plans for rebuilding, along
with reported proposals for commercial development
there.
"We believe there is enough insurance money to
rebuild the planetarium better than it was before," said
Waters. "But dollars are not the issue, for many groups
are willing to raise money for a better planetarium.
"We are, in fact, along with the Privateers, plan-
ning to organize a fundraiser for the Fourth of July, as
soon as we get word on the rebuilding."
Further information may be obtained from Waters
at 746-1141.
Registration for Center's
summer camp is open
The Anna Maria Island Community Center has
begun registering youngsters for the annual summer
camp, the theme this year "Around the World in Nine
Weeks."
The program will give the children a look at people
and places in countries around the world, including
cultures and foods and the customs of children there.
The campers will cook from foreign recipes, participate
in field trips and learn a bit of foreign languages, said
the Center.
Field trips will include Busch Gardens, Adventure
Island, Celebration Station and Jungle Gardens. Arts
and crafts, sports and other activities are planned.
The camp will be from June 3 through Aug. 2,
from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Cost
is $80 per week per participant plus costs of major field
trips. Pre-registration is required with its own $15 fee,
and it includes a T-shirt for the youngster.
Further information is available at the Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, or by calling Mary
Metcalf at 778-1908.

Victoria water lily to be topic
at Palma Sola
Growing of the Victoria giant water lily, whose
leaves can support a human, will be discussed by pond
expert Paula Biles at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at
Palma Sola Botanical Park, 9800 17'h Ave. N.W.,
Bradenton.
She noted that the huge Amazonian plant provided
the design concept for the Crystal Palace, forerunner of
skyscrapers. Further information about the lecture, $8
for member and $10 for nonmembers, may be obtained
by calling 761-2866.

Stepping stones class
The Anna Maria Island Community Center is of-
fering a class in making garden stepping stones at 9
a.m. Thursday and Friday, May 30-31.
Participants will take home a personally
handcrafted 16-inch garden stepping stone when the
class is completed. During this two-part class, instruc-
tor/artist Glen LeFevre will demonstrate how to cut and
grind glass, as well as grout and polish stepping stones.
The cost of the course is $65 for non-members and
$60 for Center members with enrollment limited to 10
students.
Pre-registration and payment are required.
The Center is located at 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria. For more information, call 778-1908.


Bridge Street Festival

this weekend
The annual Bridge Street Arts, Crafts and
Food Festival takes place this weekend, May 18-
19, along Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach.
Festival organizer Capt. John Joseph said the
event is full of food stalls, craft makers and artists,
in addition to lots of free stuff for kids and adults.
The Mote Marine Touch Tank will be avail-
able for kids, along with a Moon Walk in the kids
play area. A dunk tank with Island politicians serv-
ing as the targets should provide lots of appeal to
Islanders.
Live, local entertainment will include Reid
Frost, Chuck Douglas, the Tommy Harter Band,
D.J. Andy Mika, and the Anna Maria Island Moose
Lodge Band. A street dance is scheduled for May
18 from 8 to 10 p.m. with musicians Connie and
Scott.
Capt. John, who helps run the Moose Lodge in
Bradenton Beach, said the vast majority of the ven-
dors and artists are from the Island, and he antici-
pates a large turnout by the public.
Proceeds from this year's festival will benefit
the Tingley Memorial Library in Bradenton Beach.
Festival hours are noon to 10 p.m. on May
18 and noon to 6 p.m. on May 19. There is no
charge for admission.

Small businesses honored
on Longboat Key
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce will
celebrate 2002 Small Business Week next week with
programs, praise and the annual awards for small busi-
ness persons.
The celebration will "honor our local entrepreneurs
who contribute to the economy and to the community,"
the chamber said.
A highlight will be announcement of the UBS/
Paine Webber Vollmer Group Small Business
Rookie of the Year and the Small Business Person of
the Year awards at the chamber's Business After Hours
at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at the Avenue of the
Flowers shopping center.
The schedule of the week's special events at the
Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites of Longboat Key, 4949
Gulf of Mexico Drive:
Monday, May 20,8-9:30 a.m., "Networking From an
Expert," Andrew Vac speaker, at continental breakfast;
11:30 a.m. 1 p.m., "Creating a Brand for Your Product,
Your Service and You," Jim Bos speaker, luncheon.
Tuesday, May 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Business After
Hours, Avenue of the Flowers shopping center, Gulf of
Mexico Drive and Bay Isles Parkway.
Wednesday, May 22, 8-10 a.m., "How to Hire and
Retain Good Employees," Dr. Tom Davenport of
Manatee Community College, continental breakfast;
11:30 a.m. 1 p.m., "Marketing in the New Economy,"
Andy Fox speaker, luncheon.
Thursday, May 23, 7:30 a.m., awards breakfast
with presentations to Rookie Small Business Person
and Small Business Person of the Year.
The nominees for the annual awards:
Small Business Rookie Jo Ann Wolverton, 123
Registration.com; Connie Hodsdon, Flutterby Gardens;
Maria Juhasz, Top Tours; Colleen Healy, Longboat
Cardiology; Ed and Florence Hall, the Museum on
Anna Maria; Rhoda Goldberg, We Care Elder Ser-
vices; Jonathan Steinberg, the Hungry Fox; Marty and
Maggie Glucklick, Floral Elegance.
Small Business Person Dave Roehlig, Longboat
Pest Control; Nancy and Peter Jorgensen, Auto Air
Doctor and More; Annette Gueli, Pro-Motion Notions;
Annie Close, Our Island Home; Tony Lagenderfer,
Expert Auto Consultants; Kim Shearer, Annie's Bait
and Tackle of Cortez; Amy Dodge, A. Dodge Concept
Salon; David Miller, Cannons Marina; Terry and Jenny
Lenz, Alphabet Shop;
Laura Grabowski, Rhapsodies Emporium; Jim and
Wendy Shurtleff, Suncoast Web; Sandy Hascher, 2
Party Ladies; John Kleitch, Morco Mortgage; Jack
Elka, Jack Elka Photography of Anna Maria; Dr.
Michael Jasin, Jasin Facial Rejuvenation Institute;
Sharon Cunningham, Cunningham Property Manage-
ment; Tom Aposporos, Aposporos and Son; Richard
and Allison Estrin, Longview Realty.
Reservations may be made and further information
obtained at the chamber office, 6854 Gulf of Mexico
Drive, or by calling 387-9519. . .


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And the winner is: Anna Maria Island
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Drive Award from America's Blood Center of Washington, D.C., to honorees, left to right, next to Davis,
Ritchie Taylor, Chris Huettig, Gail Straight, Suzi Fox, Sandee Pruett, Mitch Stewart, Jeff Kenrick, and left to
right, front row, Ilona Kenrick and Lisa and Jeff Termini. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

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How does $100 sound for your blood donation?
It sounded so good last year that 242 units of blood
were collected on a June day on Anna Maria Island.
The result was so fantastic, it earned the organiz-
ers a national award. But that's not all.
Four charities were recipients of the $100-per-do-
nor cash donation, including the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch,
the Anna Maria Island Privateers, and Wildlife Inc.
Sponsors Marina Point Realty and Anna Maria Is-
land Coffee Company, along with the four charities and
representatives of the international foundation that
funded the event, were honored last week at a reception
at the Key Royale clubhouse.
The national Gold Community Blood Drive Award
was presented by Diana Davis of the Manatee Commu-
nity Blood Center on behalf of America's Blood Cen-
ter to the foundation, the sponsors and the Island com-
munity "for their outstanding support of the
community's volunteer blood drive."
This year's blood drive plans are under way, with
more collection locations, more triage stations and a


full weekend for the collection effort. And one more
sponsor in addition to Marina Pointe Realty and the
AMI Coffee Co. The Islander newspaper has signed
on to support the event.
It will take place Saturday and Sunday, June 8 and
9, at Marina Pointe/AMI Coffee Co., 314 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria; the Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria, The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach; and (Saturday only) at Bayfront Park, Anna
Maria, along with the Privateers' sponsored Snook's
Adams Kids Day.
The charities are in the process of signing up do-
nors, with up to 100 $100 donations allowed per
agency.
Blood donors will be able to divide their $100 con-
tribution among the four charities as they see fit.
To sign up for the blood drive in advance, call the
Center at 778-1908, Turtle Watch at 778-5638, the Pri-
vateers at 748-2143 and Wildlife Rehabilitation and
Education at 778-6324.
For donor information, call the Manatee Commu-
nity Blood Center at 746-7195.


Obituaries


Frances Jo Reddy
Frances Jo Reddy, 77, of Bradenton, died May 12.
Born in Oil City, Pa., Mrs. Reddy came to Mana-
tee County from Rochester, N.Y., in 1970. She was a
homemaker. She was Methodist.
A gathering of family and friends will be held at 4
p.m. Wednesday, May 15, at 508 77th St., Holmes
Beach. Memorial contributions may be made to the
American Cancer Society, 600 U.S. 301 Blvd. W.,
Bradenton FL 34206, or to Southeastern Guide Dogs
Inc., 4210 77th St. E., Palmetto FL 34221. Brown and
Sons Funeral Home, 26th St. Chapel, is in charge of ar-
rangements.
She is survived by husband Gerald; daughters
Ellen B. Benshoff of Holmes Beach and Jody M.
Wyman of Bradenton; son Bruce G. of Greensboro,
N.C.; sisters Doris Vande Bout of Rochester, N.Y.,
Barbara La Tour of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Susan
Burnham of Duxbury, Mass.; 14 grandchildren; and
four great-grandchildren.

Evelyn E. Rossi
Evelyn E. Rossi, 89, of Holmes Beach, died May
13.
Born in Hicksville,.N.Y., Mrs, rssi ppqye helr


from Lakeland in 1987. She was a homemaker. She
was Episcopalian.
Family members said a gathering for friends will
be held at Mrs. Rossi's home from 6:30 to 9 p.m., in-
cluding a memorial service at 7 p.m., Friday, May 17.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis
Foundation, 6221 14th St. W., Bradenton FL 34207.
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island Chapel, is in
charge of arrangements.
She is survived by daughters Joanne Bettigole of
Winsted, Ct., and Rose M. Little of Holmes Beach;
stepsons Vincent Rossi Jr. of Ft. Myers and Raymond
of Lakeland; six grandchildren, and six great-grand-
children.
Lorna Schiek
Lorna Schiek, 79, of Anna Maria, died March 14.
Mrs. Schiek was a librarian at Palmetto High
School for 30 years.
A memorial prayer service will be held at 11 a.m.
Saturday, May 18, at Church of the Annunciation, 4408
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Memorial contributions
may be made to the Bishop Animal Shelter, 5718 21st
Ave. W., Bradenton FL 34209.
She is survived by daughter Judith of Getzville,
N.Y., and brother Bruce of Buford; Ga:


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Planners recommend

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Anna Maria
Following a stormy three-hour session May 9,
Anna Maria's planning and zoning board members
voted 5-0 to recommend to the city commission ap-
proval of the planned 17-unit Villa Rosa subdivision
for single family homes off South Bay Boulevard.
The meeting featured numerous arguments and
interruptions between attorney Conrad DeSantis, rep-
resenting developers of the subdivision, and board
members. DeSantis on several occasions suggested
legal action against the city if they didn't approve both
the subdivision and a vacation on Palm Avenue.
The developers must still submit a final plan to the
P&A board for a recommendation, and obtain all nec-
essary state and federal permits.
P&Z board chairman Doug Copeland excused
himself from voting on the matter due to a professional
relationship with the current land owners.
Developers of the property are Island residents
Robert Byrne and Steve Noriega.

Skate park on elected
officials agenda
The feasibility of creating an Island skateboard
park will be on the agenda at the Barrier Island Elected
Officials meeting at 3 p.m. May 15 in Bradenton
Beach.
At a recent city commission meeting, Holmes
Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore said she didn't want to
move forward alone and invited interested members of
the community to attend the BIEO meeting so that all
three Island cities could discuss the issue.
According to Whitmore, skaters are no longer wel-
come to use the First Union Bank's property after busi-
ness hours and there currently is no alternative! venue
for skateboard enthusiasts.
All three cities have set aside funds that could be
used to develop a skate park, but definitive ideas or
plans have never been drawn up.
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looking into liability issues and researching how other
cities have handled maintaining a public skate park.
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By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
As if one cell tower in Holmes Beach wasn't
enough of an eyesore, another tower, this one for use
in the wireless Internet industry, has gone up across
from the big one on 59th Street and Marina Drive.
This second tower, however, isn't quite as big as
the first one. And it's got to be moved, said Holmes
Beach Code Enforcement Officer Walter Wunderlich.
The new tower, at 311 59th St., was put up by Dave
Billings for wireless Internet customers in Holmes
Beach to gain access to the Internet. Billings has a
home occupational license for his business, which in-
cludes the sale and installation of the service.
It's still an outside antenna not covered by an oc-
cupational license and it's got to be permitted in a com-
mercial district, said Wunderlich. Either that or get an
exception from the city commission.
Wunderlich said he gave verbal notice to Billings
on May 7 to move the antenna to a commercial district,
and then followed up by a written notice.
Wunderlich said he investigated the business and
determined that if a customer buys the service, he in-
stalled a smaller antenna (about one foot high) which
is used to signal the larger one and shouldn't be a prob-
lem.
Billings said he has already contacted a nearby
business for the tower relocation, but he'll also try and
get an exception from the city commission. "I've really
got nothing to lose" by asking the commission, he said.
He explained that he's trying to get his antenna
placed on the nearby cell tower, but there's not enough
space there at present, he's been told.
That's where it belongs, however, and once he's
there, he can service the entire Island for wireless
Internet access. Right now, he can only reach custom-
ers in Holmes Beach, even if he moves his tower to a
commercial district.
"My ultimate goal is to get on the cell tower, but
it'll probably take a year and cost about $25,000."
. And when he gets his antenna on the cell tower, no
customer would need the little one-foot antenna to get
the connection, he said. "This is high-speed Internet
wireless access. It's faster than cable or DSL," Billings


The Island's newest cell tower, located in Holmes
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claimed, and it's more reliable.
Once established on the cell tower, Billings plans
to give free access to governments, nonprofit groups
and educational institutions.
Billings said wireless Internet is becoming very
popular and the West Manatee Fire & Rescue District
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THE ISLANDER U-MAY 15, 2002 i-PAGE,13,


Consultant wants $25,000 to save city from cells


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Cellular communications industry consultant Ted
Kreines of the California-based Kreines and Kreines con-
sulting firm won't come cheap to save Anna Maria from
an uncontrolled invasion of cell towers.
Or, as Kreines says, these are not cell towers but "per-
sonal wireless communication facilities," according to the
federal government.
Whatever you want to call them, Kreines told the
Anna Maria City Commission at its May 10 workshop
session on cell towers and the cellular industry that he nor-
mally charges $70,000 to $80,000 to write a master plan
for cellular communications for a government.
After the gasp died down, Kreines said, however, that
he also has a short version he does for smaller cities, like
Anna Maria and Sun Valley, Idaho, and he could do that
for a mere $25,000, plus expenses.
While some people in Anna Maria might say just
deny an applicant a permit to put up a cell tower anywhere
in the city, the bottom line, said Kreines, is that cities don't
have that right because of the 1996 federal law. It's on the
side of the cellular communications companies.
And the cities can't use their comprehensive growth
plan as a basis for denial of a cell tower construction per-
mit. Those plans are vague and non-specific, judges have
ruled. Miami-Dade County tried that and lost in court.
But cities do have the right to control where the tower
can go, what it should look like and how high it can be,
among other criteria, according to a master wireless com-
munications plan that will hold up in court and that
Kreines can write.
With the proper wireless plan and accompanying or-
dinance, cities can deny permits for cell tower design and
construction if they don't conform to the city's master
wireless plan, as long as that denial is based on "evi-
dence."
"What you want to do is lay down rules and terms,"
said Kreines, not to mention the possibility of some rev-
enue for the city. "But it requires planning to set up what
you want to do."
You can fight the cell companies, but it's better to
"compromise" with them, said Kreines.
With the proper plan and ordinance, a city's right to
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Cell tower trouble
The workshop was called to enable city offi-
cials to learn as much as they can about cellular
communications and laws governing the industry,
and how the city could protect itself from un-
wanted cell tower construction.
The city has a moratorium on cell tower con-
struction that expires Feb. 28, 2003, and must
have an ordinance and communications plan in
place by that date or likely deal with a host of
unwanted and unregulated tower applications.
The cell tower industry became news in Anna
Maria last September when the Roser Memorial


"You want to protect yourself," he said. "You own the
rules."
As an example, said Kreines, a company may want
to install a 35-foot-tall cellular tower. The city may decide
that 35 antennae, each one foot tall, will do the job just as
well. Or a city could say build the towers disguised as light
poles, or hide them in trees.
The master plan Kreines would write would cover a
number of different criteria for cell tower design, instal-
lation and construction, including acceptable and unac-
ceptable locations for cell towers.
And make no mistake, cell towers are coming to Anna
Maria, the Island and Bradenton. Kreines said estimates
that 200,000 towers will be needed throughout the United
States in the next five years, and that's probably low.
The wireless communications industry will do for the
21 st century what the automobile did for the 20th century,
Kreines predicted.
But Kreines claimed he was not there to sell the city
anything they didn't want. "I want you to be in charge.
You decide."
Writing a "short version" of the wireless plan, Kreines
estimated it could have a final copy delivered to the city
about three months prior to the moratorium expiration.
While the commission was in general agreement to go
ahead with the process for a master wireless communica-
tions plan, there was discussion among commissioners if
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Community Church signed an agreement with
Tech Tower Inc. for a cell tower to be installed on
top of the church, subject to a city building per-
mit.
Public outcry against the project eventually
resulted in a moratorium on cell towers permits
while the city prepared an ordinance to deal with
their construction and placement.
Kreines was selected as the consultant to bring
city officials up to speed on the industry and regu-
lations affecting tower construction and what the city
could do for protection against the industry.


sion vote to hire Kreines and Kreines as consultants would
be legally sufficient. Mayor SueLynn said she would have
City Attorney Jim Dye look into the matter.
In addition to city commissioners and some members
of the public, attorney Laura Bellflower representing Tech
Tower and Verizon Wireless also attended the workshop.


Holmes Beach Board of
Adjustment grants variance
John Chasey, agent for property owner
Roberta Chasey, was granted a 16.72-foot front-
yard setback by the Holmes Beach Board of Ad-
justment.
The Chasey property, located at 202 77th St.,
is an odd-shaped lot, which fronts on both 77th
Street and Gulf Drive. The variance will provide
relief along Gulf Drive.
City codes allow the board to grant 20 per-
cent relief, which would amount to four feet on
a 20-foot setback.
Chasey's setback request was well within the
limits of the code and it allows him to work with
the hardship of the pie-shaped lot and build a
home with livable space.
Board members unanimously agreed to the
setback request.


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Businesses eye one-way Bridge Street


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Parking spaces were easy to find as Bradenton
Beach business owners, mostly from along or near
Bridge Street, met for lunch May 7 at the Beach House
Restaurant to discuss their mutual problem of staff and
customer parking, particularly during the high season.
Opinions and suggestions from the luncheon meet-
ing were to be presented to the parking committee of
the city's scenic highway corridor management entity.
Most of the owners were from restaurants, particu-


larly those where patrons have a lot of difficulty find-
ing a parking space, especially in the season, owners
said. And their own employees are often guilty of tak-
ing a spot from a customer.
"Nobody wants staff taking up a space, but that's
what happens," said one owner. When an employee
finds a parking spot, that location is plugged for eight
to 10 hours. A visitor in a space will probably move in
an hour or two, freeing up the slot.
Staff will keep driving around until they find a
parking space, said one owner, while visitors will look


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for a few minutes, then head to another city.
Right, said Mike Rappaport of Banana Cabana.
They drive right to Longboat Key.
His figures show that of the 18,000 cars passing
through Bradenton Beach on an average day during the
winter season, only about 6,000 are stopping. The rest
are going south and the city is missing out on a lot of
potential customers.
Rappaport said city businesses are losing "millions
and millions of dollars" annually because visitors can't
find parking in the central district and after a brief
search, drive south to Longboat Key. "So we are look-
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Everyone agreed there are just not enough parking
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One suggestion was to make Bridge Street one way
to create more parking space. In addition, valet park-
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Another suggestion was off-site parking at Co-
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Volunteer firemen in 'help' annual fundraising drive


In a campaign that "helps us a whole lot," accord-
ing to the chief, the West Manatee Fire & Rescue Vol-
unteers Inc. has begun its annual fundraising drive.
It is in the form of an appeal to prospective donors,
said the WMFR district's chief, Kenneth A. "Andy"
Price Jr. The district includes Anna Maria Island.
Price said the Island was served entirely by a de-
partment of volunteers in the 1940s, and the volunteers
remain a vital support arm for the regular firefighters
and rescue personnel.
"It is a very good thing," he said of the volunteer
unit. "It helps us buy things the district would have a
hard time funding without the volunteers."



Maloney appointed to

code enforcement board
Sarah Maloney, wife of City Commis-
sioner Don Maloney, was appointed as a sec-
ond alternate to the Holmes Beach Code En-
forcement Board in a 4-to-1 city commission
vote.
Rich Bohnenberger gave the dissenting
vote, saying he believes that relatives of elected
officials should not serve on another city board.
"It's a bad policy in general," he said.
Mayor Carol Whitmore spoke in favor of
the appointment, stating that there aren't many
residents volunteering to serve the city. "Sarah
is willing to do it and she would complement
the board."
Whitmore, however, did agree to consult
with the city attorney about putting a policy in
place to exclude members of the same house-
hold from serving on city boards in the future.
The commission also voted unanimously
to reappoint Ted Geeraerts to the board.
The next code enforcement board meeting
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the volunteers' contributions, Price said.
This year they are aiming to provide firemen with
thermal-imaging cameras that enable crews to "see"
through smoke when entering a burning building.
He started as a volunteer 23 years ago, Price said,
and his father served before him. There are still many
volunteers on the roster, he said, though firefighting
and rescue work are up to the professionals of the West
Manatee department.


The volunteers' mission is the same as his profes-
sional department, said Price: "West Manatee Fire &
Rescue is committed to protecting the people and prop-
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Holmes Beach charter recommendations here


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach charter review commission has
ended nearly nine months of effort and will deliver 16
recommendations for charter changes to the city com-
mission at the May 22 meeting.
Actually, said board chairman Don Schroder, the
commission will deliver 15 recommendations in unani-
mous agreement among the five board members.
The 16th item, recommending adoption of a coun-
cil-city manager form of government, will have a mi-
nority opinion attached from board member Joan Perry,
Schroder said. The other four members, including the
once-undecided Schroder, are in favor of a city man-
ager.
The board is also recommending to the city com-
mission that "all recommendations should go before
the citizens of Holmes Beach for a referendum vote, we
would hope," Schroder added.
As an ad hoc committee, charter review recom-
mendations are simply passed on to the city commis-
sion and the committee has no power itself to bring
issues to Holmes Beach voters, he observed.
The city commission could decide to bring all 16
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11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Longboat Key Chamber of
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of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 387-9519.
Fee applies.
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 basketball at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
8 p.m. -Island Players present "Key For Two" at
the Island Players theater, Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue,
Anna Maria. Box office: 778-5755.

Thursday, May 16
8 p.m. -Island Players present "Key For Two" at
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Noon to 10 p.m. Bridge Street Arts Festival on
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Sunday, May 19
Noon to 6 p.m. Bridge Street Arts Festival on
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2p.m. -Island Players present "Key For Two" at
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THE ISLANDER MMAY 15, 2002 I PAGE 17


Players' 'Key for Two' opens door of laughter, deceit


By David Futch
Islander Correspondent
The importance of being earnest is paramount in
any successful relationship.
In the Island Players current production of "Key
for Two," the importance of being earnest has little to
do with the honesty expected in a relationship.
Instead, playwrights John Chapman and Dave
Freeman have used deception as a device to solidify
several ongoing relationships at the same time.
Like George Bernard Shaw's tongue-in-cheek play
"The Importance of Being Ernest," deceit is at the heart
of "Key for Two."
Again like Shaw's century-old play, this present-
day comedy set in a tony flat in Brighton, England,
offers up some clever lines and slapstick antics to bring
on audience laughter.
Harriet, played by Jo Kendall, knows how to work
her men so they both support her in the way she is ac-
customed. In fact, Harriet is so good at working both
ends against the middle that she connives her men to
the point of nearly breaking them at the bank.
She invents fabulous ruses and lies to keep both off
balance and unaware of the other as she goes from
mistress to infirmary matron.
Alec (James Lewis) and Gordon (John Durkin) are
the dupes, ignoring some obvious signs of betrayal
because of their infatuation with Harriet.
Alec is so pinched by his concubine's spending
habits that he's had to cut back on his wife's allowance
in an effort to afford Harriet.
If he could, Alec says he'd like to get rid of his wife
and marry Harriet, to which Harriet replies, "I've had
one husband and that's enough. We're having fun and
get along well, so why spoil it by getting married?"
Besides, Harriet "wouldn't think of breaking up
their marriages," as she later confides to a friend.
Kendall, in her role as Harriet, likely recognizes
her character, having seen devious, yet resourceful,
women like Harriet in her life experiences. Those ex-
periences may be what serves Kendall well in this role.
When Harriet's friend Anne (Sylvia Marnie)
shows up unexpectedly, she joins in the fun, adding
spice and a little deception of her own.
Things go awry and turn convoluted when the
spouses of Gordon, Alec and Anne Magda (Miriam
Ring), Mildred (Laura Morales) and Richard (Geoffrey
Todd) invade Harriet's flat.
Act I of "Key for Two" is the set up. Act II is where
the real hoots and hollers begin with the last 45 min-
utes of the play chock full of fun as each actor plays off
the other's lines to create mass "staged" confusion and
laughter.
If you've ever seen Bud Abbott and Lou Costello
do their wildly hilarious take on baseball, this produc-


Staff meeting
In "Key for Two," laughter reigns on stage as well as the rollicking roar from the audience, as actors Sylvia
Marnie, Geoffrey Todd (who doubles as director) and Jo Kendall hop in bed for a champagne toast and


"staff meeting, as it were. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

tion becomes a play of "Who's on first and what's on
second?"
As one theater goer said as the curtain fell, "It re-
ally perks up at the end. It turned out funny and cute."
Todd, who plays Richard, once again does double
time in an Island Player's production. In addition to
playing the inebriated Richard, Todd is the director of
"Key for Two."
Todd puts the play into perspective by saying,
"Key for Two" is a perfect example of the wickedly
amusing situation comedy. It is a frolic, a light-hearted
look at the subjects that have inspired many a fine
drama sex, marriage and infidelities!
"Don't take it seriously. Its place is on the comic
stage and is not, under any circumstances, to be per-
formed at home."
John Flannery is the production designer. Jack
Abene and his band of painters and hammer and saw
specialists created Harriet's nest, and as always, the
attention to detail is uncanny.
Alice Doeden is stage manager, Carol Cozan is her


assistant, Chris McVickers lighting, Walt Schmidt and
Bob Grant sound, and Rita Amoureauz is in charge of
makeup.
Don Bailey's costumes are reminders of staid En-
glish fashion (see Magda and Gordon) while also of-
fering up a taste of vaudeville (see Anne in her skimpy
nurses outfit).
Remember, it's all about the play.
But as director Todd said, "Don't try this at home."
Performances are at 8 p.m. until May 19, with a
matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 19, the closing of the
show. The theater is closed Mondays.
The theater is at 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. The
box office can be reached weekdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
and one hour before performances at 778-5755.
Although "Key for Two" is the final show of the
winter season, there is good news for theatergoers.
There will be a special summer showing by Island
Players of Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew"
directed by Kelly Woodland. Performances are sched-
uled for July 11-14 and July 17-20.


Kids, animals meet at Island Community Center


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Youngsters come eye to eye and pet to pet with
animals at the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
courtesy of Dan Dupont.
Thursday, May 16, their pettable guests may lack
the soft feel of the baby deer of a recent "pet session,"
but for the stout of heart Dupont will offer them igua-
nas and a boa constrictor "they're as much a part of
life as deer or birds or anything else in nature," he said.
Islander Dupont is a maintenance worker at the
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, and cares for
and about animals and youngsters, so he introduces the
two sides and lets nature move them along with each
other.
He borrowed the fawn from a friend at Sarasota's
Jungle Gardens, and it was as much of a hit as he an-
ticipated. So much so that he'll bring it back every four
or five weeks "so the kids can watch it grow over the
summer."
"I guess I'm hooked on animals," he said some-
what ruefully. He takes care of them here and at the
Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary, where he volunteers as
a rescue truck drive.
He does home rehabilitation for the Pelican Man,
and he has cared for several injured opossums until
they can be released in the wild, and squirrels, birds -
anything that needs TLC for awhile.
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Dan Dupont and friend. Islander Photo: J.L.
Robertson
Some of them won't be going back to the wild. He
has seven or eight jays and pigeons now that have only
one wing left, not to mention a squirrel that won't
leave.


He showed the Center kids the squirrel one Thurs-
day afternoon at his program, explaining that he raised
it after finding it abandoned as a baby, turned it loose
when it grew up only to have a neighbor's dog maul it.
"It was paralyzed in the hind quarters but I put it
on steroids and now it's recovered just fine. But it
- won't leave, I think that alone outdoors it relives the
dog incident."
He has cared for and then released 80 to 100 of the
squirrels' brothers and sisters, though.
They all have a pleasant habitat while they're with
him. He raises a garden for their food and to make them
feel at home.
His commitment seems so strong it's almost ge-
netic: His sons P.J. left an engineering discipline at a
Massachusetts university and came home to "find his
niche with animals," the proud father said. The young
man is on the Pelican Man's staff now and works at the
Bayshore Animal Clinic, with plans to go into animal
studies at Manatee Technical Institute in the fall.
Dupont's animal show is every Thursday except
May 23, when he'll be out of town. It's at the Center
at 3 p.m., "when the kids show up for the after-school
programs." He hopes to expand it to include adults
when he has his lecture delivery polished just a bit
more.
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778-1908.


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IMS director gets raise, personnel authority


The Island Middle School Board of Directors voted
5-1 at its May 7 meeting to give school director Jeanne
Shell full powers to hire and fire staff. Previously, the
board had retained authority on staff matters, including
hiring and dismissal of teachers, and retention.
Shell told the board she had several recommenda-
tions to make on teacher retention as the school pre-
pares to enter its second year, but needed to know if she
should present them to the board or proceed on her
own.
Board chairman John Manetti and member
Chuck Webb said the board should only set policy
and not be involved in the day-to-day operations of
the school.
The board also defeated a motion by board mem-
ber Marlene West to have Shell's personnel decisions
subject to board approval. There was one absention in
the 4-2 vote against the measure.
Shell told board members she had already told the
school's science teacher, Jenifer Catlin, that she would
not be retained for the 2002-03 school term.
In contrast, Shell said she had recently given Catlin
a good evaluation. Catlin also is the only teacher at the
school certified by the Florida Department of Educa-
tion, although the certification is only temporary.
Teachers Mary Mazza and Jimmy G. will be asked
to return, Shell said. No decision has been made on
retaining Jean Toye, she said.
Shell is currently in the process of interviewing
teachers for the coming school year and has already
made an offer of employment to a man from Califor-
nia.
West noted that she was supposed to be part of the
search committee and had not been advised of this de-
cision.
Shell said she didn't understand that West was to
be involved in the interview and hiring process.
Other members of the search committee are Mazza
and schooflsecretary Mary Beth Morgan.
The board also voted Shell a pay raise to $40,000
per year and approved a recommendation from Shell to
develop a package for Morgan totalling about $29,000


in salary and benefits.
Teachers salaries for the coming school year will
be in the $28,000 to $32,000 range, plus benefits.
The school is anticipating an enrollment of about
80 students for the coming school term and adding an
eighth-grade class. Presently, IMS has 50 students.
The board learned it will have to negotiate a new


lease for its second year to add space for the new grade.
Webb, a local practicing attorney, offered to nego-
tiate the new lease with the Island Baptist Church, but
West objected to the board paying Webb a fee.
Webb was then authorized by the board to collect
for up to three hours of legal services for the negotia-
tions.


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THE ISLANDER 0 MAY 15, 2002 N PAGE 19


Anna Maria


Elementary School


third-graders


publish newsletter
By Andrea Dennis
Islander Reporter
The circulation of "Newhall's Surfer Jr." is 30. It
goes to each student in Karen Newhall's class, Princi-
pal Tim Kolbe and a select few others. It's not provided
by Newhall, however. It's a newsletter created com-
pletely by Newhall's third-graders.
"They do everything research, write and edit,"
said Bob Slicker, a parent volunteer whose oldest son,
now age 17, also worked on a newsletter when he was
in Newhall's class. "We don't really influence their ar-
ticles. We sort of just guide them along."
Contents of the newsletter include book reviews,
movie reviews, AME staff profiles and historical
pieces on such subjects the American flag. Someone
always covers class field trips as well, including a
recent trip to the Bradenton Herald where Rainia
Lardas said "They use a lot, a lot of paper."
Each month brings a new set of student report-
ers who meet every Tuesday, and each chooses one
article to write during the month. Once they finish
with that article, they choose another.
"If they get finished in time, they can write an
article on anything they want," said Lisa Marie
Phillips, another parent volunteer for the project.
At interview time, Keegan Vandermolen was fin-
ished with his article. So he did choose another a pro-
file on your Islander school reporter.
He asked the journalism basics of who, what,
when, where and how, which both volunteers em-
phasized throughout the class. Specifically,
Vandermolen asked my name, if I went to school to
be a reporter, my favorite article I've written for The
Islander and several other questions concerning how
the paper is published and printed. The article will
appear in the next issue of "Newhall's Surfer Jr."
The students enjoy working on the newspaper, es-
pecially the typing, maybe even "more than class,"
according to Slicker.
"It's fun," said student publisher Jordan
Sebastiano.
Vandermolen might even become a reporter him-
self one day. What would he like to report on? "The
weather," he said.
Phillips and Slicker also enjoy working on the
newsletter with the students.
"We just try to keep it light," said Slicker. "It's
been a great year."


Little reporters
Ariana Castle,
Rainia Lardas,
Jordan Sebastiano
and Keegan
Vandennrmolen, third-
graders from Karen
Newhall's class,
work hard on the
class' next issue of
"Newhall's Surfer
Jr." newsletter with
help from parent
volunteers Lisa
Marie Phillips and
Bob Slicker. Is-
lander Photo:
Andrea Dennis


A stinger of a lesson
John Downs, chief pilot for Manatee County Mosquito Control, flew in his helicopter to help Anna Maria
Elementary School's third-grade students learn about mosquitos the insect-of-the-day last Thursday.
Downs fielded the students' questions, which included topics such as the cost of the helicopter $1 million
- to the minimum age to fly a helicopter 16 years old. And versus flying a plane? Downs said, "It's a lot
harder because both hands and both feet are doing something different." Islander Photo: Andrea Dennis


IMS band rehearsing for Disney
The Island Middle School band, also known as the Conch Fritters, rehearses with
director Jimi G. for the Disney Band Competition. Like many bands from all over
the country, IMS's 21-member group will travel to Orlando May 17-19 to per-
form an array of tunes, including "Somewhere Out There, "Cabaret, "In the
Mood" and "The Mickey Mouse March, "for which they'll be rated versus the
other competing groups and critiqued professionally, on appearance and as a
band. Islander Photo: Andrea Dennis


Wordy winners
Ann Stabler, Stephen Thomas and Ben Murphy are the top three winners of
Anna Maria Elementary School's 4-H public speaking contest, held Thursday,
May 2. Stabler won second place for her speech entitled "Generation Peace, "
Thomas won first place for "My Normal Dad (Yeah, Right)" and Murphy won
third place for "The Brochure Looked Great. All three students will give
their speech at the county contest May 18 at the Palmetto Fairgrounds.
Islander Photo: Andrea Dennis





PAGE 20 E MAY 15, 2002 N THE ISLANDER
A course with
-"'The Cracker'
Gib Bergquist, also
known as "The
Cracker," talks to
second-graders from
Orange Ridge-
Bullock Elementary
School about catch-
ing fish with a net,
one of the activities
T5 the students took part
in during their field
trip to Leffis Key
Friday, May 3.
Islander Photo:
Andrea Dennis



Cracker teaches students about marine life


By Andrea Dennis
Islander Reporter
We know him as "The Cracker." But to the second-
grade students at Orange Ridge-Bullock Elementary
School, Gib Bergquist is simply known as "Grandpa."
Bergquist was on hand for the students at Leffis
Key Friday, May 3, to pass on his knowledge of the
marine environment during a field trip that included
sifting water to try for shells, a habitat walk, a scaven-
ger hunt, and an ecology cleanup. Mainly, however,
Grandpa's role was to teach the students how to catch
fish by dragging nets along the bottom of the water.
"There's one thing you've got to know about
catching fish with a net," he told the students. "If you
were a little fish and didn't want to get eaten by the big
fish, where would you hide? The seagrass!"
Bergquist and his knowledge were the main focus
of the field trip for the students who have been learn-
ing about marine life, mainly in Manatee County.
"He's the main man. He's the one with all the
knowledge. We base our whole program on him," said
Orange Ridge-Bullock teacher Pace Edwards, who ar-
ranged the outing. "He's the greatest. The kids like
Grandpa."


They do, indeed. Almost everyone had something
flattering to say about him.
"He's nice. He teaches us about fish," said Talhia
Garcia, 8, who caught two fish with Bergquist looking
on.
His knowledge wasn't the only thing the students
noticed and respected, though. They also felt comfort-
able with him.
"He's true and he's helpful," said Marquis
Dawsey, 8. "He makes us feel like he's our own
grandpa."
Bergquist, who has volunteered his time and
knowledge on marine life throughout the community
for approximately 14 years, rates this field trip as a
success because all the students caught at least one fish.
"It was a great day. The sun was out, and the fish
were there," Bergquist said. "Like happy fisherman, we
came out of the water smiling."
Helping out is just as rewarding for him as it is for
the kids, too.
"The best part of the program for ol' grandpa is
we take the kids and it's a new experience for them,"
he said. "You hear all the laughter. That does my ol'
heart good."


Island Middle School
lunch menu
Monday, May 20
Cheeseburger and Fries or Chicken Patty, Chef
Salad and Dressing, Corn on the Cob, Assorted
Fresh and Canned Fruit
Tuesday, May 21
Macaroni and Cheese with Ham and Roll or
Barbecue Beef Sandwich, Chef Salad and
Dressing, Mixed Vegetables, Assorted Fresh and
Canned Fruit
Wednesday, May 22
Manager's Choice
Thursday, May 23
Manager's Choice
Friday, May 24
Manager's Choice
Juice and milk are served and every meal.


Anna Maria Elementary
School menu
Monday, May 20
Breakfast: Waffle and Syrup, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Beef Gravy or Breaded Pork and
Mashed Potatoes, Mixed Vegetables,
Blueberry Cobbler
Tuesday, May 21
Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Comdog or Barbecue Prok Sand-
wich and Tater Tots, Baked Beans, As-
sorted Fruit
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Breakfast: Manager's Choice
Lunch: Manager's Choice
Thursday, May 23
Breakfast: Manager's Choice
Lunch: Manager's Choice
Friday, May 24
Breakfast: Manager's Choice
Lunch: Manager's Choice
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THE ISLANDER M MAY 15, 2002 E PAGE 21


Streetlife


Island police reports
Anna Maria City
May 5, 300 block of Spring Avenue, burglary.
According to the report, a residence was broken into
and money was stolen from the master bedroom.
May 5, 300 block of Gulf Drive, theft. A dining
canopy and chairs were removed from the public
beach area.
May 7, 100 block of Los Cedros Drive, alarm. Depu-
ties responded to an alarm and secured the property.
May 7, 10101 Gulf Drive, Bistro at Island's End,
alarm. Deputies responded to an alarm and secured the
property.
May 9, 9500 block of Gulf Drive, license. A man
was stopped for speeding and deputies discovered he
was driving without a license. According to the report,
the man also had outstanding warrants and was trans-
ported to jail.

Bradenton Beach
May 1, 1100 block of Gulf Drive, child abuse. A
witness reported seeing a man hitting a 7-year-old
child. According to the report, the child was allegedly
hit in the head and kicked. The child's parent, however,
denied any abuse and told officers he was only disci-
plining.his son for wandering off. The case was re-
ported to local child protective services.
May 2, 2700 block of Gulf Drive, assist other
agency. Officers assisted Holmes Beach Police on a
call reporting shots fired. According to the report, how-
ever, officers found no evidence of shots being fired.
May 2, 2700 block of Avenue C, assist other
agency. Officers assisted Holmes Beach Police in ap-
prehending a resident with several firearms.

Holmes Beach
May 3, 200 block of 84th Street, civil. A resident
complained of threats from neighbors. According to the
report, the resident has had problems with neighbors
trespassing and removing fruit from trees.
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A 3-year-old male and his 1 1/2-year-old
brother were apparently left in the yard of their
residence Tuesday afternoon by their mother while
she engaged in a domestic dispute.
The older child wandered away and was found
and cared for by residents in the area of Gulf Drive
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Kiwanis, WMFD split two in Island World Series


By Kevin Cassidy
Special to The Islander
The first-ever Island World Series is tied 1-1 after
the teams split a pair of games last week, but it will be
a while before a champion is crowned due to the start
Monday, May 13, of the much-anticipated interleague
tournament.
WMFD took on Manaclean at the Center, while
Kiwanis traveled to Palmetto for an opening-game
match-up with Goodson Electric. After that, it's hard
to tell when and where teams will be playing in the
week-long double-elimination tournament between
three leagues.
A win by Kiwanis would have them playing at 6:30
p.m. the following night at home against the winner of
the Zoller Construction vs. Manatee Family Medicine
game. A Kiwanis loss would put them in the loser's
bracket against either Manatee Family Medicine or
Zoller Construction.
A win by WMFD would send them to Manatee
East for a 6:30 p.m. game against either Charles Roy
Roofing or Troxler & Smith, while a loss would pit
them against the loser of the Roy and Troxler game.
The championship games are scheduled for either
May 21 or May 22, depending on whether or not the
loser's bracket champ is able to pin a loss on whichever
team comes through the winner's bracket unscathed.

Woodson's walk-off double
keys Kiwanis comeback
Charlie Woodson hit an opposite-field double to
the left-field fence with two outs in the seventh inning
to score Dylan Mullen with the winning run and cap a
come-from-behind victory in the opening game of the
Island World Series on Wednesday, May 8, at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center.
Woodson's hit made a winner of pitcher Connor
Bystrom who threw a total of seven pitches in a score-
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Kiwanis tied the score in the bottom of the fourth
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seventh by fouling off several pitches before drawing
a walk off of McKenzie to keep the inning alive for
Woodson's heroics.
Schneerer finished the day a perfect 3-for-3 while
Woodson was 2-for-2, including the game-winning hit
and one run scored. Matt Shafer added a pair of singles i
for Kiwanis, which also received an RBI double from
Tanner Pelkey and a single from Cole.
Geeraerts finished the day 2-for-4, including a
double and one run scored, to lead WMFD, while
Carper had a pair of singles and one run scored. Nick -
Sato added a two-run single for WMFD.
WMFD starting pitcher McKenzie was on his
game as he sailed through six innings, allowing two
runs on seven hits while striking out 10. Cole was also
impressive, throwing six innings and allowing only
four hits while striking out six.

WMFD bounces back
to tie series with 11-7 win
Zach Geeraerts went 2-for-4, including a game-
winning double and two runs scored, to lead WMFD
past Kiwanis in the second game of the Island World
Series on Friday, May 10, at the Center.
Kiwanis had taken a 5-1 lead in the top of the third
thanks to singles by Charlie Woodson, Tyler
Schneerer, and Tanner Pelkey and a pair of infield er- WMFD shortstop, Spencer Carper tags second for a force out on Kiwanis' Tyler Schneerer. Islander Photos:
rors, but WMFD bounced back with six runs in the Kevin Cassidy
bottom of the fourth.
Nick Sato started the rally when he reached on an
error and scored on a double by Burger. Andrew
Fortenberry walked and Alex Phillips reached on an
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lowed with an RBI double to score Phillips before Sean
Price came through with another double to plate
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Kiwanis tied the score in the fifth when Patrick
Cole doubled and and Schneerer singled in front of
Tanner Pelkey who brought both runners home with a
two-run double down the right-field line to make it 7-
7.
WMFD put the game away in the bottom of the
fifth when Geeraerts came through with his bases-
loaded double to left to score Jarrod McKenzie, Burger
and Ben Valdivieso, who had led off with consecutive
singles. Price closed the game, pitching a hitless sixth
to claim the pitching win and force a deciding game
three in the series.
Lance Burger went 3-for-3, including a double and
two runs scored for WMFD, which also received a two-
run double from Price and a single and one run scored
from Valdivieso and McKenzie.
Kiwanis was led by Tanner Pelkey, who went 3-
for-3 with a double and four RBI, and Schneerer who
had a pair of singles and three runs scored. Cole
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Here, there it's all the same, almost


No matter where you go, there you are.
Last week's road trip to St. Augustine was kinda
like d6jA vu all over again. Anna Maria Island's beach
renourishment project is just winding down; St. Augus-
tine Beach's renourishment project is just gearing up.
And it's the Great Lakes Dredge and Dock the
same company packing up here to leave that's do-
ing their work.
Actually, they're doing more of a channel mainte-
nance project over there, dredging Matanzas Pass for
better navigation and pumping sand onto adjacent St.
Augustine Beach. It's a pretty beach, too, with sugar-
white sand like ours.
It was a puzzle, though, how the sand from the pass
was white yet the sand along the shore the original
beach from the Atlantic was that familiar yellow-
gold of most of Florida's East Coast shores. The end
product will probably look like some kind of lemon-
meringue pie, white on top, yellow below.
Another similarity between there and here lies in the
old fort of Castillo de San Marcos and our nearby Span-
ish American War fortifications on Egmont Key. Of
course, there's a bit of a time difference between the forts:
the St. Augustine structure was completed in 1695, and the
Egmont compounds in 1898. But both forts were con-
structed from coquina rock and tabby, and both have with-
stood the test of time, although the Egmont facilities have
pretty much been wiped out by erosion.
Oh, and both areas have lighthouses, although the
St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum is open to the
public as well as providing a light to ships and pleasure
craft, while the Egmont lighthouse just lets ships know
where it is.
Dodging what seemed to have been the entire el-
ementary school population of Florida, we went up to
the top of the lighthouse. I was about halfway up the
219 steps when I remembered I didn't like heights all
that much, but by then it was a little late to back out. I
have to admit the view from the top figure it to be
about a 14-story building was spectacular when I
was able to pry my eyes open.
As I scuttled, crablike, arms stretched out along the
top of the wall, called a lantern, encompassing the
tower, the old city of St. Augustine, the passes, the
Atlantic and bays stretched off in the distance.
But it was good to be back on the ground.

Scenic highways everywhere
I ran into a pleasant surprise driving up the coast


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to St. Augustine a 19-mile scenic highway similar
to the three-mile stretch in Bradenton Beach.
The AIA Old Florida Coastal Byway is one of nine
such designations in the state, and runs along the coast
and through some interior hammocks. It's billed as
"Old Florida," and includes bays, live oak canopies
across A1A, beaches with high sand dunes and coquina
rock outcrops and Marineworld, supposedly the
world's first oceanarium.
.What struck me about the Flagler County scenic
highway was the lack of development along most of its
length. There was a bicycle/walking trail with covered
shelters maybe 50 feet off the roadway along most of
the highway, a feature that would prove to be a chal-
lenge for the more urbanized Bradenton Beach trail.
We're also lacking the live oak canopies, although the
beaches on both trails are equally beautiful.

Megabridges, high-rises
One of the features of the trip was finally getting




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Winners in the May 11 horseshoe games
were Jack Cooper and Art Kingstad, both of
Holmes Beach. Runners-up were Tom Skoloda
and Bill Starrett, both of Anna Maria.
Winners in the May 1 games were
Starrett and Karl Thomas of Bradenton. Run-
ners-up were Kingstad and Fiargors Van
Medelen of Holmes Beach.
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The low-level drawbridge was completed in 1927, link-
ing downtown St. Augustine to Anastasia Island.
It's a beautiful bridge, with a brace of sculptured
lions snarling at motorists and pedestrians at the city
side of the span.
And, lo and behold, the Florida Department of
Transportation is working up to work on the bridge.
Here's some more d6jA vu all over again.
DOT district officials there held a batch of public
hearings, the last being in March, and are planning to
do a total rehab of the span. The lanes will be widened,
girders removed or rehabilitated, piers repaired and
handrails and pilings replaced but kept in keeping with
the existing appearance.
The plans even call for creation of a "temporary
bridge" at a cost of $7 million during the estimated
three-year-long construction period. The contract for
the work is scheduled to be let in Summer 2004.
Total cost: $33.78 million.
Another similarity between our Northeast Florida
friends in St. Augustine and the Island was something
that had to be pointed out to me: no high-rise buildings.
Oh, sure, there are a couple 10-story restored buildings
in the downtown there, but everything else was no
more than three stories high, just like here.
I guess it felt so much like home I didn't notice the
lack of megabuildings.
But I did notice the two bridges a mile or so north
and south of the Bridge of Lions. They were, of course,
65-foot-high, fixed-span bridges, about the highest
things in the region short of the lighthouse.
The megabridges sure didn't seem in keeping with
the oldest continuously occupied city in the United
States.
Just when I thought that traveling to the other coast
would provide a new adventure....

Sandscript factoid
Spanish Bayonet plants are scattered around the
Island. It is a type of yucca, with long, spike-tipped
serrated leaves and large white flowers that sprout from
the top. The plants grow in clumps and are pretty much
impregnable.
It was that impenetrable feature that caused the
plants' name. The wily Spaniards used to plant the
plants along the sloping ramparts fronting their forts.
Not only would attackers have to brave cannon and
musket fire, they'd also have to hack their way through
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Capt. Mike fishing college May 23 at school


By Capt. Mike Heistand
We will be holding a fishing college on "Tides,
Times and Tackle" from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday,
May 23, at the Anna Maria Island Elementary School,
4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Admission is $35 and will include an Islander T-
shirt and artificial lures. We'll also have door prizes,
including X-Plores floating pliers. Kids 16 years of age
and less are free if accompanied by an adult. Proceeds
from the event will go to the school.
Helping me with the college will be Capt. Thorn
Smith of Angler's Repair and Capt. Rick Gross of the
charter boat "Fishy Business."
Participants can register and pay at The Islander
office, 5404 Marina Drive, to assure a seat. Otherwise,
it's a first-come, first-admitted session, so get there
early. The admission fee is payable at the door. If
you've got any questions, call me at 779-9607.
For the fishing report, tarpon are the headlines of
the week. The silver kings are starting to show up in
greater and greater numbers, with the Sunshine Sky-
way Bridge a good spot to haunt.
Offshore fishing for grouper, snapper and amber-
jack remains good, and inshore fishing features trout,
redfish and catch-and-release snook.
Probably the best news of the week comes from Capt.
Mark Bradow, who said the tarpon are finally here and
he's hooked up nine fish so far this year. Fishing for the
silver kings is getting better every day, he added.
Capt. Sam Kimball on Legend charters out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez is finding kingfish
hookups starting to slow a bit, but he's still catching a
few offshore. Other highlights include excellent
catches of grouper and snapper. "Fishing can't get
much better than this," he added.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's said bait is plentiful right now and it's help-
ing him land lots of mackerel in the Gulf. In the back-
water, he's putting his charters onto good catches of big
reds and trout.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said off-
shore bottom fishing for grouper and snapper is excel-


lent right now. Maybe it's the loop current moving
closer to shore right now, or maybe it's just rogue fish,
but there are good reports of wahoo, tuna and dolphin
being caught offshore as well. Inshore action includes
redfish and trout as the best bet, plus mackerel near the
artificial reefs.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy.Business said he's
getting limit catches of reds on every trip, plus catch-
and-release snook and plenty of trout for the cooler.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach said he's still able to find those big
mackerel out in the Gulf, but permit are harder to get
to bite. Tarpon are starting to show up almost every
day, he said, and trout and redfish action continues to
be great in the bays.
Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
fishing is getting better by the day. There are lots of big
trout hanging out in the potholes in the bays, permit are
starting to show up, and grouper catches to 14 pounds are
coming in from about 12 miles out in the Gulf.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
Terra Ceia Bay is producing some big redfish, plus
trout and some flounder. Tarpon are starting to appear
near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge in the evenings, he
added.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said anglers
there are reeling in good catches of mackerel, snapper,
oversize redfish and some catch-and-release snook,


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plus big jacks.
At the Anna Maria City Pier, fishers report mack-
erel and pompano are the best bets in the mornings, tar-
pon are rolling by the pier in the afternoon, and man-
grove snapper and jacks are biting just about any time.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he won the live-bait division in the Southern
Redfish Tour while fishing with Carol Hagood and
Howie Green, with a total weight of two fish being
12.75 pounds. Good going!
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide out of
Holmes Beach said he's catching big grouper to 20
pounds, amberjack to 30 pounds, a few blackfin tuna
and lots of mangrove and lane snapper while fishing
offshore.
On my boat Magic we have been catching mackerel
to 26 inches in length and a few keeper redfish. Don
Bridges of Bradenton caught a 26-inch-long trout and
several smaller ones on one trip last week.
Good luck and good fishing.
Capt. Mike Heistand is a 20-year fishing guide.
Call him at 779-9607 to provide a fishing report. Pic-
tures of your catch are also welcome and may be
dropped off at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Please include identification for persons
in the picture along with information on the catch and
a name and phone number for more information. Pic-
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Island Biz


Island real estate sales
780 N. Shore Dr., Anna Maria, a 1,854 sfla home
built in 1948 on an 87x100 lot, was sold 3/18/02,
Gilchrist to Pyke, for $369,000 (last sold 1993 for
$133,000).
606 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, a bayfront 2,065
sfla home built in 1962 on a 60x85 lot, was sold 3/25/
02, Claussen to Markel, for $612,000.
6200 Flotilla, Holmes Beach, 301 Westbay Point
& Moorings, a canalfront 1,114 sfla 2bed/2bath condo
built in 1979, was sold 3/26/02, Huband to Schuetz, for
$280,000.
6200 Flotilla, Holmes Beach, 284 Wesbay Point &
Moorings, a canalfront 2bed/2bath 985 sfla condo built
in 1979, was sold 3/28/02, Schuetz to Anderson, for
$305,000.
6400 Flotilla, Holmes Beach, 25 Westbay Point &
Moorings, a 1,250 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1977,
was sold 3/29/02, Langlois to Beckman, for $250,000;
list $260,000.
797 N. Shore Dr., Anna Maria, a Gulffront 3,684
sfla 3bed/2.5bath/2car home built in 1988 on a 50x 125
lot, was sold 3/29/02, Hess to JSV Community Prop-
erties Ind., for $1,999,000; list $1,999,900.
210 85th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,178 sfla 3bed/
2bath/lcar home built in 1956 on a 90x100 lot, was
sold 4/1/02, Advocate to Fogle, for $225,000; list
$265,000.
216 68th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,078 sfla 2bed/
2bath/lcar home built in 1967 on a 74x112 lot, was
sold 4/1/02, Blair to Vedder, for $319,000; list
$335,000.
2406 Avenue A, Bradenton Beach, a 1,453 sfla
3bed/1.5bath/2car home built in 1983 on a 50x100 lot,
was sold 4/1/02, Warfel to Barone, for $347,000; list
$369,900.
247 Willow, Anna Maria, a canalfront 1,394 sfla
3bed/2bath/2car/pool home built in 1973 on a 126x 110
lot, was sold 4/3/02, Cavallaro to Mack, for $248,000;
list $499,999.
2503 Avenue C, Holmes Beach, a 1,740 sfla 2bed/
1.5bath (times two) duplex built in 1978 on a 50x100
lot, was sold 4/3/02, Andrews to Martin, for $220,000;
list $241,000.
2828 Avenue C, Holmes Beach, a 1,276 sfla 2bed/
2bath/2car home built in 1981 on a 50x100 lot, was
sold 4/4/02, Faulk to Singer, for $230,000; list
$235,000.
305 57th St., Holmes Beaich a 1,751 sfla duplex
built in 1976 on a 90x112 lot, was sold 4/3/02,
Stansbury to Henderickson, for $295,000.
3501 Sixth Ave., Holmes Beach, a 1,340 sfla 2bed/
2bath duplex built in 1972 on a 45x100 lot, was sold
4/3/02, Wanxer to Mitchell, for $170,000.
413 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, a 3,060 sf office/ware-
house built in 2001 on a 52x145 lot, was sold 4/4/02,
Kimball to Global Human Consult Inc., for $300,000.
501 70th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,200 sfla 2bed/
2bath/lcar/pool home built in 1967 on a 100x102 lot,
was sold 4/4/02, Faasse to Monti, for $270,000; list
$295,000.
518 58th St., Holmes.Beach, a canalfront 1,630 sfla
3bed/2.5bath/2car/pool home built in 1962 on a
108x154 lot, was sold 4/4/02, Bieker to Yavalar, for
$625,000; list $700,000.
6500 Flotilla, Holmes Beach, 123 Westbay Point
& Moorings, a bayfront 2bed/2bath 1066 sfla condo
built in 1978, was sold 4/3/02, Prueter Mgt. Inc. to
Noakes, for $310,000; list $319,000.
704 Jacaranda, Anna Maria, a canalfront 932 sfla
2bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1968 on a 50x150 lot,
was sold 4/4/02, Riche to Kosfeld, for $353,000.
208 67th St., Holmes Beach, a 2bed/2bath/lcar 999
sfla home built in 1959 on a 75x105 lot, was sold 4/12/
02, Woodward to RNM, for $289,000; list $297,900.
3000 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 3 Palm Cay, a 756
sfla 2bed/lbath condo built in 1980, was sold 4/10/02,
Garrison to McAnnally, for $130,000.
407 20th Place N., Bradenton Beach, a bay and
canalfront 2,339 sfla 3bed/3bath/lcar home built in
1960 on a 93x125 lot, was sold 4/12/02, Fallon to
Class, for $620,000; list $639,000.
420 Spring, Anna Maria, a 2bed/2bath 1020 sfla
home with a detached garage built in 1906 on a 52x145
lot, was sold 4/8/02, Deutsch to Stanchfield, for
$210,000.
S519 South Dr., Anna Maria, acanalfront 1,582 sfla


Shining Star award

recipient named
By Andrea Dennis
Islander Reporter
When Dianna Evans began working as a house-
keeper at the Tortuga Inn last October, she figured it
"can't be any worse than cleaning your own house."
Since then, and after moving up to head housekeeper,
she's found things aren't worse, they're much better.
"I love working here," Evans said.
It's that kind of attitude that led her to be chosen
to receive the 2002 Shining Star award from the Anna
Maria Island Chamber of Commerce at the Crosley
Museum May 8.
"She shows such enthusiasm and dedication," said
Tortuga general manager Mary Maciel on her nomina-
tion form. "She loves her job, works harder than I ever
thought possible."
And, Evans truly does love her job.
"It's like working in a tropical garden," said Evans.
"It's a versatile job you get to do so much."
Maciel, in fact, attributes much of the resort's suc-
cess and good standing to Evans.
"She is a kind, caring person, and because of her
hard work, we have one of the cleanest resorts on the
Island and have had guests book for next year because
of her outstanding job," said Maciel. "Of my 27 em-
ployees, I can think of no one that deserves this award
more than Dianna. She is, indeed, my 'Shining Star.'"
Evans is flattered to have received the award, but
stresses that she couldn't have done it without the rest
of the Tortuga's staff, including Maciel, who Evans
said is a "great manager," the front desk employees and
the other five housekeepers.
"I am very honored to get it. I've never had any-
thing like it happen to me," Evans said. "But everything
has to work like a fine clock. I feel that everybody
won."


No monkey business for this tile lady
Katrina Parker of Katrina's Custom Tile in Anna
Maria doesn't monkey around when it comes to tile.
Islander Photo: Paul Roat

Florida girl does custom tile
Katrina Parker of Katrina's Custom Tile on
Anna Maria Island is used to people wondering how
she got started in the custom tile business, considering
it's not your everyday occupation for women.
But since her dad was a tile-setter, it was pretty
easy for Katrina to grow up learning the trade. "I was
raised on tile," said Katrina with a laugh.


duplex built in 1972 on a 60x110 lot, was sold 4/9/02,
Bolay to Ungvarsky, for $325,000.
522 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, 4-B Bayou, a 822 sfla
2bed/lbath condo built in 1973, was sold 4/8/02, Ingle
to Hawkins, for $175,000; list $189,900.
600 Manatee Ave. W., Holmes Beach, 145
Westbay Cove, a 1,179 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in
1979, was sold 4/11/02, Chambers to Porter, for
$245,000.
604 Hampshire, Holmes Beach, a canalfront and
golf course 1,484 sfla 3bed/2bath/2car/pool home built


Tops at Tortuga
Head housekeeper Dianna Evans shows off her
Shining Star award at the Tortuga Inn, her place of
employment. Evans received the service award
Wednesday, May 8, from the Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce. The tourism committee,
which chose Evans as this year's winner out of a
total of four nominees, also gave a more personal
prize to Evans, which included a purse provided by
Jennifer's Boutique, hair products, a pedicure and
manicure provided by Hairs To You, and a massage
and facial provided by Island Massage and Day Spa.
Islander Photo: Andrea Dennis


Born in Miami, Katrina has spent 24 years in the
business, including the last 17 in Ocala, before discov-
ering the Island and recently moving her family and
business here.
Actually, Katrina does more than install tile. Her
specialty is custom installation of medallions in marble
floors.
The medallions aren't like what you might wear
around your neck. These are intricate designs of tile
incorporated in floors that are custom-made according
to the individual taste.
Floor medallions require Katrina to first hand-draw
to customer satisfaction a painting of what the floor
will look like when finished, then plan what tiles are
needed and how they will be laid to conform to the
drawing. The results are spectacular.
"These are all 'one of a kind' floors," said Katrina.
In fact, Katrina had one lady who liked the original
drawing of her medallion so much, she had the draw-
ing framed where it would match the floor. That was
a "dreamcatcher" design, said Katrina, almost like a
spiderweb.
For further information on medallion designs or
installation for any type of tile, call Katrina at 778-
2546.

Got a new business going up on Anna Maria Is-
land, Cortez or Longboat Key? How about a new prod-
uct or service, an anniversary, a new hire, or an
award-winning staff member? Call Island Biz at 778-
7978, fax your news to 778-9392, or e-mail us at
news @ islander.org.


Maciver, for $532,500; list $559,000.
619 Ivanhoe, Holmes Beach, a canalfront and golf
course 2,255 sfla 3bed/2.5bath/2car/pool home built in
1978 on a 100x105 lot, was sold 4/10/02, Heltman to
Harrold, for $540,000; list $599,000.
6500 Flotilla, Holmes Beach, 214 Westbay Point
& Moorings, a canalfront 2bed/2bath 985 sfla condo
built in 1979, was sold 4/9/02, Hooper to Dalton, for
$270,000; list $270,000.
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DRAFTING/CALLIGRAPHY TABLE, chair, miscel-
laneous supplies. $75. Call 778-8550.

UNUSUAL FUTON must see! Beach scene cov-
ers. 778-7589, 778-3013.

SEALY POSTERPEDIC king-size bed Never used,
still in plastic. Must sell for $200 cash. (813) 662-
9175.




THANK YOU St. Jude and St. Peregrine for favors
granted.


A NOTE OF THANKS Many thanks to Sarah and
her crew at Shells for finding and returning my
purse. For many years we have enjoyed the excel-
lent food and atmosphere at your restaurant and we
feel that Sarah, and her crew are tops. N.J. of Or-
egon, III.

WATERFRONT HOME FOR $45,000! See our ad
under boats and boating!

LOCAL ADVERTISING from folks you can trust. No
work-at-home, get-rich-quick scams. When only the
best will do, trust The Islander. Since 1992.


SATURDAY MAY 18: 8am. Dinette, barstools, rat-
tan tables, ceramic bisque, clothing, miscella-
neous household items. 421 Hibiscus (off North
Bay Boulevard), Anna Maria.

BEACH GARAGE SALE: Saturday May 18, 8am-
1 pm. Fabulous finds! Antique brass fan to rattan
chaise. 7002 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

MOVING SALE: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, May
17-19, 8am-5pm. All sorts of household, office and
sports items. Dehumidifier, calculator, paper
shredder, scanner, much more! 612 Gladstone
Lane, Holmes Beach. No early sales.

SATURDAY MAY 18, 8am. Bikes, handicap hand-
rails, household, crafts and cookbooks, more! 312
58th St., Holmes Beach.

ROSER THRIFT SHOP open Tuesday, Thursday,
9:30am-2pm, Saturday, 9am-Noon. Donations
Wednesday 9am-11am. Always sales racks. 511
Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 779-2733.



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

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



1989 WHITE LEBARON, four-cylinder. Sunroof,
extras, reliable transportation. Great Island car.
$1,100 or best offer. (612) 414-4654, leave mes-
sage.



16-FOOT HUTCHINSON compact sail boat. 18-
inch draft, main jib. New lines, steel rudder.
$1,000. 778-3359.

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


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


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.

50-FOOT HOUSEBOAT for sale. Very nice, but
needs motor. $45,000 firm. 778-3526.



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

LET'S GO FISHING! Call Capt. Mike Heistand on
the charter boat "Magic". Full or half day backwa-
ter fishing. USCG licensed. Ice, bait, tackle pro-
vided. 779-9607.

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

SUMMER 2002 FISHING COLLEGE: Thursday
May 23. Learn from fishing experts. $35 adults,
kids under 16 free with adult. Register with Capt.
Mike Heistand, 779-9607. Proceeds benefit Anna
Maria Elementary School.



BABYSITTER 14 years old, attends St.
Stephen's Episcopal School. Certified by the Red
Cross. Call Nita, 778-3187.

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.



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


Want to keep in touch? Subscribe to the "best news!" Call 941778-7978 and charge it to Visa or MasterCard.


PASSED TENSE
By Patrick Berry/ Edited by Will Shortz


Across
1 Nonaligned nations, e.g.
5 Sports org. founded in
1950
9 Hands
13 Kick out, in a way
19 Maltese monetary unit
20 Modern home of ancient
Susa
21 Datum in a lib. search
22 Moonstruck
23 Got down
24 Like homemade shoes?
27 Like a brawny kegler's
ball?
29 Certain theater, for short
30 Theologian who started
the custom of dating
events from the birth of
Christ
31 Floral accessory
32 Driver's line
33 "McSorley's Bar" painter
35 Morse "E"
36 Everywhere
40 Towel holder
41 Soccer ball sections
43 Most intense
44 Auction cry
46 One who takes orders
47 "Love and Death on Long
Island" writer Gilbert
48 Dict. info
52 Switch material
54 Casting director's dis-
missal
57 Corresponding
59 Open car
61 Get the drop on?
62 Semicircle
64 For all to see
66 Island visited by

A f f I P'r


Magellan, 1521
68 Swiss canton
69 Like winterberries
70 Turndowns
71 Drink suffix
72 Button below the 8
73 One kept in the cooler
74 Mary _, on whose story
"All About Eve" is based
75 Colonnade trees
76 Canal site
78 Get rid of
79 Exercise
81 Canopy site, maybe
83 Heraldic shade
85 Ricky's portrayer
86 Training staff
87 Dodge
89 Think fit
92 Should that be the case
94 Like McCartney's guitar in
the Beatles
96 Seminole leader
98 Calls on, as strength
101 Semicircle
104 1996 Olympics gold med-
alist Miller
105 Word with white or worker
106 Pernod's flavor
107 It may be pitched
109 Pudding ingredient
110 Wall St. types
112 Too simple
113 Idi Amin or Jean-Claude
Duvalier?
118 Succinct description of
the battle at
el-Alamein?
121 Cairo suburb
122 Mammy Yokum's creator
123 Italian composer Nino __
124 Rounds
125 Make
126 Phraseogram users
127 Nose out
128 "The Wanderer" singer,


1961
129 Mill by-product

Down
1 Be loose-lipped
2 Actress Taylor of "The
Haunting"
3 At first: Abbr.
4 Spanish region
5 Dances to
W.W. II-era music
6 "No !"
7 Swamp critter
8 Echo
9 First day of the month, in
ancient Rome
10 Like past mistakes
11 Stat. subject to delay
12 LP's?
13 Telegram
14 Verb type: Abbr.
15 Undesirable roomie
16 Like school dropouts?
17 Onetime Vogue photog-
rapher
18 Puts at 0, maybe
25 Hodgepodge
26 Kind of sign
28 Untouched, as ore?
33 50/50, say
34 A Minor Prophet: Abbr.
36 Police sheet letters
37 Managed
38 Mercenaries, at times?
39 Hwy. sign abbr.
42 __ pool
45 More objectionable
49 Fellows bound hand and
foot?
50 Teenage hooligan, in
British slang
51 Lethargic feelings
53 Sometime dessert item
55 Certain reproduction
56 Package secure
58 Organic compound


60 "If I Care" (Ink
Spots hit)
61 Enclosure with an ir-
regular edge?
62 Overfill
63 Like H. P. Lovecraft's
writing
65 Island portion of Tanza-
nia
67 50's-60's sitcom boy
77 Vichy water
80 Plagiarize
82 Swaddle


84 Fights again
86 Kellogg's offering
88 Lover of Tithonus, in
myth
90 Day--
91 A Bobbsey twin
93 Last word of "America,
the Beautiful"
95 Part of Borneo
97 Best-selling writer of
"Bloodline"
98 They deliver
99 Open


100 Asia's Gulf of
102 Novelist Jaffe
103 Poet Aiken
108 Los Alamos scientist
111 Kenton of jazz
113 One-thousandth of a K
114 Certain tape
115 Locker inset
116 University founder
Cornell
117 Summoned
119 Bldg. with boxes
120 Old World deer


Answers to this week's puzzle will appear in next week's newspaper. You can get answers to any three clues by touch-tone phone:
1-900-285-5656. Reference puzzle number shown. There is a charge of $1.20 per minute for the call. # 0505


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H D ELP-ANEDCtined H EL E inedHELWAEoinue


OFFICE RESERVATIONIST: Mature-minded per-
son for Longboat Key Resort. Five years experi-
ence. 9am to 5pm, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
$12/hour. 383-5549 and ask for D.M., Mark or
Jeanette.

LICENSED, EXPERIENCED real estate salesper-
son/rental property manager needed for small,
busy office. Call T. Dolly Young at 778-0807 or 778-
5427.

FLEXIBLE HOURS
VINJAVAGAR, UPSCALE coffee, wine, cigar store
looking for customer-service oriented team players
for part-time hours. Advancement opportunities.
Benefits, bonus. Work in new Bridgewalk complex.
Call Pat, 778-6626, extension 3104.

EXPERIENCED PART-TIME salesperson needed
for fun boutique, Nantucket Bay in Bayview Plaza.
101 South Bay Blvd., Anna Maria.


DICK MAHER
AND
DAVE JONES
ISLAND SPECIALISTS

778480
1-0023-25
H -waie-e*yH


Simplify Your Search!
Call anytime for a consultation.


One of the biggest names
in mortgages is right in
your own backyard.
en you choose Chase you
are guaranteed by a variety
of products offered by one of the
nation's top mortgage lenders.
Plus, the knowledge of loan
officers like Ron Hayes who
are familiar with and dedicated
to your local community. RON HAYES
So, whatever your mortgage
needs fixed rate, adjustable rate, jumbo, govern-
ment, call Ron locally for a free consultation at
(941) 761-9808 (24 hours) or (800) 559-8025.

CHASE I
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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.ABOUTTIIEVILLAGES.COM
Planning & Design General Contractor

AA0002335 CGC012070


THE CITY OF Holmes Beach is accepting appli-
cations for the position of part-time student sum-
mer help. Duties include computer work, process-
ing paper work, answering phones, maintenance
cleaning and other duties as assigned. Applica-
tions may be obtained at the Public Works Depart-
ment, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, and will
be accepted until May 22, 2002, 4pm. Applicants
must be at least 16 years old. The City of Holmes
Beach is a drug-free workplace. Pre-employment
drug testing is required. The City of Holmes Beach
is an equal opportunity employer and does not
discriminate based upon age, race, sex, religion,
national origin, citizenship, disability, martial sta-
tus or veteran's status of any individual.

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

NEED MAINTENANCE MAN, part-time, 778-
7153.

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

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 Marina
Drive, Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach.






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help jtust owe uts a caLL 941 778-2307
CatllJft ,utr cnio' reatntioch Llutie 0- soo-306-'e666
OF vLSLt i. at L vii. fri inL J rienleStnte coii
Serving the Island since 19701 [



Boyd V Realty
EST. 1952
Shaws Point Brick 4BR/3BA $349,900.
5 Acres NW Bradenton dock, river,
$1,100,000.
Historical Cottage on bayou in north-
west Bradenton, $559,000.
One Acre plus barn, pool, Jacuzzi, East
Bradenton, $329,000.
"Think Local, Buy Coastal"
410 22nd St. W. 309 Pine Ave.
Bradenton Anna Maria
(941) 750-8844 (941) 779-2233
Brenda Boyd May, Broker
TOLL FREE: 1(800) 813-7517


F JUST STEPS TO THE
....-. -. BEACH from this updated
Island home west of Gulf
Drive near the Beach
Bistro! 3BR/2BA,
with large, private
screened lanai. Room for
a pool for taking dips
after strolling on the beach! Turnkey furnished. Just
reduced to $599,900.


O N E O F TH E II.. ........ A
ISLAND'S most spacious and beautifully maintained du-
plexes! 2BR/2BA, 1,242 sq.ft., each side. Located on a
corner lot with private driveways. Beautiful new heated
pool. Fantastic investment. 6203 Holmes Blvd. $399,500.

S Please call Sue Carlson,
779-0733, or 778-5354,
or cell phone 720-2242
Aff I /rwr 9'a *a < ) /'


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

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

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.


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

ALZHEIMER'S CARE giver needed for very spe-
cial Island resident. Good wages for the right per-
son. Call Brenda, 778-2837.

NADIA'S EUROSAGE now accepting new clients.
Massaging Islanders more than eight years. Call
today for an appointment in your home, 795-0887.
Fully licensed. References. MA#0017550.


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THE ISLANDER U MAY 15, 2002 N PAGE 29


HOME HEALTH AIDE/HOMEMAKER: Compas-
sionate caregiver will provide quality in home care.
Excellent references. Harriet at 761-0142.

COMPANION FOR SENIOR citizen, will provide
full or part-time. Everything you need massage
therapy, experienced in the medical field. Refer-
ences. 795-0706.


MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, patio gar-
dens, trimming, clean-up, edgings, more. Hard-
working and responsible. Excellent references.
Edward 778-3222.

LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.

ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in
town and the fastest, best results from classified
ads and service advertising!

FURNITURE UPHOLSTERY, cushions, etc. Re-
pair and restoring antique specialist. Island Uphol-
stery. 121 Bridge St. Free estimates. 778-4335.
COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your
computer misbehaving? Certified computer service
and private lessons.. Special $15 per hour- free
advice. 545-7508

ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING for great results,
wash away mildew, dirt and salt. Thorough, rea-
sonable and reliable. Free estimates, licensed and
insured. 778-0944.

LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Available
evening, weekend. For any computer needs, hard-
ware, software, network, commercial, private. Call
778-8473.
TAMBOURINE LESSONS! Also available: flute,
saxophone, clarinet lessons. Beginning to ad-
vanced. Contact Koko Ray, 792-0160.


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

HOUSE CLEANING. Permanent: weekly or bi-
weekly. Experienced, reliable. Call for a free esti-
mate 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.

CLEANINGS-R-JOB: Bonded, insured, profes-
sional and experienced. 35-year resident will clean
weekly, bi-weekly, monthly. No job too big! 779-
9633.

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

COMPUTER TEACHER/Web designer. Reasonable
prices. References, experienced. Visit my Web site:
www.kellyz.com, or e-mail: info@kellyz.com or call
504-5875 for more information.

OVERNIGHT COMPUTER SERVICE repair and
upgrades. Drop off your PC today. Located on Is-
land. 730-1608.

ASAP DIVORCE INC: Starting at $195. Adoptions,
name changes, deeds, wills, living trusts, incorpo-
rations. Modification of child support, alimony, cus-
tody, etc. 756-7005.

15-YEAR PR/MARKETING professional with by-
line in national magazine seeks similar situation in
Anna Maria, Sarasota, Longboat, St. Petersburg or
Tampa, staffer or consultancy. Local and national
references. mariamllr@aol.com or (941)704-4176.

RESIDENTIAL CLEANING permanent biweekly or
weekly. Ten years experience. Excellent refer-
ences on Island and off. Call 792-3772 and please
leave message.


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Buy it? Sell it? Get fast results from The Islander.


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


CODW21 (41 7fjE-76
*T AL ILM K.Ro (00) 78-844


$300,000
or $375,000
Get away from it all!
Watch the sunsets when you build
your dream home on one of these
one-acre properties on Jewfish Key, a
private island in Sarasota Bay.
Accessible only by boat. Water,
electric and septic on site. Both have
beach access. IB83030 or IB82851.


$289,900 ISLAND TOWNHOUSE 2BR/2BA fur-
nished unit overlooking lagoon. Den and extra bed-
room 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


The longevity of our office has solidified
our reputation in sales and rentals. Honesty,
personal service and personal knowledge of
our Island is what we offer and it has retained
our "repeat business" through the years. We
welcome your call if you wish to go "back in
time" with your sale, purchase or rental.
We ARE the Island!


MARIE


LIC. REAL ESTATE


FRANKLIN REALTY BROKER
"We ARE the Island."
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florida 34216
941 778-2259 Fax 941 778-2250
Email amrlty@gte.net
Web site annamariareal.com


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


ChoosingT'S A S AMEn cost you thousands of $$$
Choosing the wrong agent can cost you thousands of $$$ ...


see
these
hodaYe
today! 6


625 Ivanhoe
Secluded waterfront Key Royale
3BR/3BA., three-car garage,
overlooking Bimini Bay. This is a
very special, no other one like it,
property. $849,000. #82674.
Call Jon @ 778-6066.


The Terrace
3100 Gulf Drive
2BR/2BA fabulous condos.
Too many goodies to list
here. You must see these!
Only $289,900. #82414. Ask
for Jon @ 778-6066.


8803 Gulf Drive
500 steps to white sandy beach.
this wonderful home features
new kitchen, 3BR/1.5BA,
Florida room, large fenced yard.
$334,700. #81664. Call Jon @
778-6066.


Without proper marketing and promotion, a terrible
thing happens nothing! Avoid the most common
mistakes people make when selling their homes.
I'll show you how. See my special "Hottest Home
Selling Plan." I'll share it with you for only
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.... JON KENT
The *"Hottest'
Real Estate Agent on
Anna Maria Island!
Ask me why!
@2002 Jon Kent


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


CS.em


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WITH MARILYN!








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Home 792-8477


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

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

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

CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction.
Free estimates, no overtime charges. Now certify-
ing back flow at water meters. (FL#RF0038118)
778-3924 or 778-4461.

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

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

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

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





eaSets 97/l 9leals&tate l, .
SALES & RENTALS
419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 PO Box 2150
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294











EXPANSIVE WATERFRONT RETREAT
Spacious 3 or 4BR/2BA, waterfront home. Southerly
exposure, natural canal with deep-water docking
and davits. New range, refrigerator, woodburning
fireplace, built-in bookcases and drawers, new heat
pump for central air/heat, tropical landscaping,
auto sprinkler system, hot tub, new storage shed and
more! Priced at $425,000.











BAY PALMS BEAUTY!
This impeccably maintained 2BR/2BA Island hide-
away has been recently refurbished, offering new
central air, new roof, plus new tropical ceiling fans
with matching light fixtures, new dishwasher and
granite kitchen sink and a wonderful acrylic hot tub
on a new rear deck! There is also an automatic
sprinkler system and charming garden area with
fountain. Lovely ceramic tiled floors are found in the
kitchen and bathrooms, complimented by attractive
Berber carpeting in the living/dining and bedrooms.
Features include a handy outdoor shower, rain gut-
ters, storage shed and oversized lot with plenty of
room for a pool! Priced to sell at $329,500.
OWNER SAYS SELL!
Visit our Web site at www.betsyhills.com


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

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

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

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

MASON: 26-years experience. Glass-block,
cinderblock, brick, tile. Walls built and repaired. Ce-
ment repairs. Licensed and insured. Chris, 795-3034

TILE, CARPET, LAMINATE supplied and in-
stalled. Why pay retail? Island resident, many ref-
erences. 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. 26-years experience. Chris, 795-3034.

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.



ANNA MARIA



REAL ESTATE, LLC

SUNBOW BAY CONDO
Spacious 1BR/I1BA. Bayfront Complex. Ceramic
tile, elevator, garage, heated pool, tennis, small pet,
partial bay view, close to everything. $188,500.
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.
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.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX
2BR/2BA each side. Mint condition, short walk to
beach. Excellent rental. New kitchen, new roof,
beautiful landscaping, deck. $264,900.
ISLAND VILLAGE
3BR/2BA, professionally decorated condo. Fur-
nished, heated pool, small pets, tennis, across
from beach, close to everything. $294,000.
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.
KEY ROYALE POOL HOME + BOAT
4BR/3BA Key Royale "500" block, split plan, fam-
ily room, canalfront, boat lift and 17-foot boat,
caged pool, two blocks to great beach. $539,000.

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

779-0202 (800) 732-6434
ANNA MARIA

... MLS

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


BAYSIDE ROOFING. Roof repair specialists. Re-
Roofs! New Roofs! Tile replacement! All work guar-
anteed! RC0042064. 753-6879.

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

BAY AREA KITCHEN and Bath Design Center.
Reface or replace cabinets. Laminate to granite
countertops. We do both. Free estimates. 752-
7014

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



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. Turn-
key, beautiful views, breezy, quiet area. No pets,
nonsmoking. Priced from $800/month, $400/week,
$85/night. 941-794-5980. www.divefish.com.

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

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


REALTORS


EXCLUSIVE EMERALD HARBOR 3BR/2BA
home on Longboat's widest canal. Mexican tile
throughout, caged pool, dock, davits, plus an of-
fice/hobby room. Deeded beach access close by.
$639,000. Dial the Duncans at 778-1589.

SUMME RENAL


* 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
* 3/2 Pool, steps to beach


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
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BEACHFRONT: Next season, Anna Maria. 869 N.
Shore Drive. Just remodeled 2BR/2BA with incred-
ible view. Available December 2002 through April
2003, minimum 3 months. $3,000/month. 778-
3645.

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

HOLMES BEACH SPECIAL Spacious 2BR ground
floor, steps to beach, now through Dec. 10, 2002.
447-6797.

INDULGE YOURSELF. Spend the summer in
paradise. Gulffront beach house has front and rear
decks, central air conditioning, new decor. 1BR/
1 BA, turnkey. June through October, $800/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 du-
plex, washer/dryer, nice screened porch. Available
now, $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 or week
ends (813) 927-1632.

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

SPECTACULAR GULFVIEW condo. 2BR/2BA on
Anna Maria Island. 803 Gulf Drive S. $800/weekly,
$2,500/monthly. For info call (941) 539-1133 or
747-7302.

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.

AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY! Holmes Beach
canalfront, elevated home. Upscale furnishings,
newly decorated, 2BR/1BA. 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.

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.

B2BR/2BA CONDO on bay. Boat dock, carport,
utility room. Furnished or unfurnished, water in-
cluded. $975/month. 923-4212.


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2BR/2BA HOME beautiful bay views. $247,500.


Thanks for saying "I saw it in The Islander"


ELEVATED ISLAND DUPLEX LOTS
OF SPACE. Large 3BR/2BA Island du-
plex with two-car garage each side.
Completely redone. $369,900. Call Ed
Oliveira 778-4800 or 705-4800.


GREAT INVESTMENT Five-units in
Bradenton Beach. Four 1BR units and a
darling historic 2BR/2BA house with hard-
wood floors. Less than a block from beach.
$629,000. Call Jane Grossman or Nicole
Skaggs at 778-4800 or 778-4451.


Landlord Questionnaire
If \'ou. js a landlord, a:nsier NO to one or more of the followin,-
questions. it rni\ be in \our best self interest to contact the fastestt
grov. ing" property management Iirm on Anna Maria Island

Island Vacation Properties, LLC
941.778.6849
1I I ',..ur Pr,,penl., Management Company I ,ated ,:,n the IsandJ
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PROPERTIES, LLC..
Leo F. & Cheryl J. Kamon, Realtors
3001 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, Florida, 34217
Phone: 778-6849 Toll Free: 800-778-9599 Fax: 779-1750
e-mail: rentals@islandvacationproperties.com
Web Page: islandvacationproperties.com
Licensed Real Estate Broker Ann Caron r


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





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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
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La \ Hauling By the cut or by the month.
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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
11 Replacement Doors and Windows
jiSteven 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
B Fred 752-7758 Cellular 545-6141 l,


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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RES1 TRICT1IONS

Rules in effect for Manatee County:


>- Lawn and landscape watering is limited to two
days a week.
> Addresses ending in even numbers (or A M):
Tuesday and Saturday.
>- 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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VACATION GULF BEACH apartments. Lovely fur-
nished interior. 2-3BR, sundeck, porch. Tropical
Anna Maria waterfront setting. Weekly, no pets.
778-3143.

HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL 2BR/1BA, steps to
beach, lanai, laundry, beautiful yard. $795/month,
plus. 778-5412 or (716) 473-9361.

SHORT TERM OR seasonal. Beautifully furnished
Sunbow Bay 2BR/2BA. Walk to beach. All ameni-
ties. Small pet considered. (813) 681-5783.

BEAUTIFUL TROPICAL HOUSE just converted to a
two-unit property. Each side is 2BR/1 BA, completely
renovated, new washer/dryer, microwave. Three
minute walk to beach. $950/month forlarger side, un-
furnished. $750/month for smaller side, furnished.
Will rent weekly, $400/week. Call Ron, 761-9808.

BOATER'S DELIGHT on 150 feet of deep-water
canal with dock. Walk to beach. 3BR/2BA house,
eat-in kitchen and garage. Large lot. Annual rental,
$1,500/month, plus security deposit. Available
June 1. 792-6029 or 545-6118.

CHARMING 1BR/1BA with new tile, kitchen,
washer/dryer, French doors open to private court-
yard. $695/month, plus utilities and deposit. Call
302-0779.

ANNUALS FOR RENT: Canalfront home in
Holmes Beach, 2BR/2BA, garage, lanai, furnished,
negotiable; Flamingo Cay canalfront condo, 2BR/
2BA, with boat dock, $900/month; Efficiency, 600
ft. to beach, $500/month; Perico Bay Club, 2BR/
2BA, garage, lanai, furnished or unfurnished, ne-
gotiable; 2BR/2BA, 6103 Holmes Blvd., $900/
month. T. Dolly Young Real Estate, 778-0807 or
778-5427.

VACATION/SEASONAL RENTALS: 3BR/2BA
with pool, garage, decks. 212 Palm, Anna Maria;
Martinique condos, apartments, close to beach. T.
Dolly Young Real Estate, 778-0807 or 778-5427.
CHARMING 1 BR/1 BA APARTMENT furnished in
quiet neighborhood canalfront. Nonsmoking,
washer/dryer. $850/month, includes utilities. Call
778-5405.

2405 AVENUE B 2BR/2BA duplex, second floor,
all new inside, deck, covered parking. $900/month.
SunCoast Real Estate, 779-0202.

ANNUAL RENTALS: 2BR, ground-level home in
Anna Maria City. Central heat and air, washer/
dryer hook-up, garage and carport, nice yard.
Clean and ready to go sorry, no pets! $1,100/
month (includes lawn and trash); 2BR bayou
condo, $900/month; 2BR duplex apartment, $700/
month. Call Carol Saulnier, Green Real Estate,
778-0455.


ANNUAL 2BR/2BA, beautifully renovated. Spa-
cious, one block to beach. $900/month. Gulf-Bay
Realty, 778-7244.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA Perico Bay condo. Lovely lake
view. New tile throughout. Pool, tennis. $1,100/
month. Island Real Estate, 778-6066.

ANNUAL 3BR/2.5BA canalfront pool home in
Holmes Beach. Call Captain Steve, 545-6537 or e-
mail slloydevans@cs.com

1 BR/1 BA BRADENTON BEACH Avenue B. Steps
to the Gulf, bay and park. $675/month, annual.
includes water. Private yard with storage shed
available. First month's rent and $400 deposit.
778-6690.

ANNUAL LARGE 1 BR/1 BA duplex, new kitchen, tile
floors, washer/dryer, covered parking. Water and
garbage included. Clean, sober adults only. No pets.
$700/month, plus $700 deposit. 779-0470.

ANNUAL RENTAL 4BR/4BA, two-car garage,
pool. 4,000 square feet. $1,950/month. 704-1490
or 756-5819.

HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL duplex, turnkey
furnished 1BR/1BA. Up to date with tile floors,
newer appliances, pets welcome. Walk to beach,
available monthly until Jan. 1, 2003. $750/monthly,
includes utilities, except electric. 778-0176.


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SEASONAL, STEPS TO beach. 1BR/1BA, sleeps
four, garage available. Just bought, schedule wide
open. Discounts for extended stays. 778-1144,
761-1533.

ANNUAL FURNISHED 2BR Anna Maria City,
$700/month, plus utilities. No pets, nonsmoking.
First, last and security. 778-5439.

ANNUAL DUPLEX 2BR/2BA, garage, washer/
dryer hook-up, near beach and bay. 2410 Avenue
B, Bradenton Beach. $750/month. Available June
1, credit check, no pets, nonsmoking. (800) 541-
8541.

ANNUAL FURNISHED 1BR City of Anna Maria.
Gulfview. $700/month, plus utilities. No pets, no
smoking. First, last, security. 778-5439.

VACATION RENTALS May-December 2BR
townhouses, $750/week, $1,500/month. Pool,
boating, fishing. Real Estate Mart, 756-1090.

EXTRA LARGE 2BR/2BA with large bonus room.
Water view from balcony, Holmes Beach. $1,175/
month, plus deposit. R&B Management, 751-
2790.

COMMERCIAL PROPERTY located at 9908 Gulf
Drive. Lots of space. Call Suzi at 778-2641.

ANNUAL ISLAND DUPLEX 2BR/1BA, elevated
duplex, upstairs, laundry, parking, clean, modern,
steps to beach. Special rate $695/month. 342-
9456, 941-410-4466 cell.

SANDPIPER MOBILE RESORT, 55+ park. Turn-
key, 2BR, newly remodeled. Bayview, seasonal or
annual. 778-9504, 726-3945.


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


Custom Painting
-.-.-' / J C..^ Interior/Exterior Design
Pressure Cleaning
Call Bill or Dan 941 795-5100
Licensed & Insured


Anna -Maria Island
Our new Island book is now available. A full color
pictorial tou r Island paradise. A limited number of
books may be ordered directly from the author. Order
blanks are at Mama Lo's, Holmes Beach Post Office and
AMI Historical Museum. Information: (941) 778-4077


SALES ASSOCIATES WANTED
Island Vacation Properties LLC is currently doubling
the physical size of its office and is in need of quality
sales associates. This is a unique opportunity for ca-
reer real estate sales personnel to join a growth-ori-
ented firm with a great location and a bright future.
Call Ann Caron, Licensed Real Estate Broker
941.778.6849



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OPEN HOUSE Sunday, May 19, noon-3pm.
Gulffront 2BR/2BA condo, $399,000. 5300 Gulf
Drive, Martinique North, unit #102. Robinson Prop-
erties, 778-4523 or (800) 977-0803.


LOT west of Gulf Drive, $157,000. Close to school.
Information on-site at 4806 Gulf Drive, or call 778-
4523 or (800) 977-0803.

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

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

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

PERICO ISLAND 3BR/2BA, two-car garage. Open
house 1-4pm Sunday. 11324 Perico Isle Circle.
Price reduced! $245,900. 792-5372.

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

CONDOMINIUM FOR SALE: Spectacular bay
view. Spacious, 2BR/2BA, large family room, more
than 1,700 square feet. $342,000. For appoint-
ment call. 776-0585.
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/Realtor,
388-5514 or call 809-4253.
GREAT HIDDEN LOCATION in desirable Anna
Maria- Ground-level 3BR/2BA. Directly on a deep-
water canal. Outstanding view with direct bay ac-
cess (no bridges). Undergoing complete renova-
tion by Anna Maria Island's most renowned re-
modeling contractor. Plans available for review.
Pick your carpet and tile. Offered at the low, pre-
completion price of $575,000. Call owner/contrac-
tor, 778-2993.


OPEN HOUSE: Saturday and Sunday, May 18-
19. Westbay Cove South. Super view of bay! Unit
#711, 2BR/2BA. $247,000. Robinson Properties,
778-4523 or (800) 977-0803.

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.

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.

DIRECT GULFFRONT 2BR/2BA Island condo
with spectacular 180-degree unobstructed Gulf
and shoreline view. Must see! Very private, quiet
corner unit, separate entrances from both beach
and parking. Unit beautifully updated, tile through-
out, ample storage, heated pool. By owner,
$519,000. Turnkey package available. Call 778-
0927 for appointment.

BEAUTIFUL 2BR/2BA CONDO. The rear lanai
has both glass and screen with new tile, overlook-
ing the waterway with 40-foot deep-water boat
slip. Completely remodeled from ceilings to floor.
A must see. All you need to do is add furniture.
Smugglers Landing, Cortez. $379,000. Dan or
Chris, 761-8771, (330) 794-6809 cell.

NORTHWEST BRADENTON 3BR/2BA home in
lovely Belair Bayou. Near beaches, great schools.
Open living room, large lanai, lots of storage, at-
tached garage. Room for pool. $159,900. 778-
2706.

ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE beach cottage com-
pletely renovated. One block to beach. $308,500.
Denise Langlois, Coldwell Banker, 751-1155.


EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY
All real estate advertising herein is subject to the
Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to adver-
tiise 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-
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MUST SELL mobile home in Bradenton. Turnkey
1 BR/1 BA, glass enclosed room. $1,500 or best of-
fer. Phone, 794-3598.

BAYVIEW HOME in Holmes Beach. Total renova-
tion under way. 778-4523, 737-1121, 1-800-977-
0803. FSBO, Brokers protected.

LOT- LONGBOAT KEY private beach access,
$147,000. FSBO, brokers protected. 778-4523,
737-1121, 1-800-977-0803.

Where can you get results. The Islander, of course.


THE AFFORDABLE ISLAND dream! See the Gulf
from your lanai in this well kept, bright and cheery
home. Features 2BR/2BA, split design, open
kitchen with breakfast bar. Elevator. Only
$299,900. Fred Flis Real Estate Mart, 756-1090.

VIEW TO DIE FOR on Intracoastal! Custom-made
3BR/2BA, just one year old. Sandpiper Resort,
$185,000. Call 778-7197, or leave message.

Your get more of what your pay for every week in
The Islander. Fast results. Fantastic readership.
And no bogus 800-900 toll-number ads.




BY LAND or BY SEA!
Karen M. Johnson & Captain Jeff Braaten

Direct 941-778-0176
Office 778-7777
RE'MA' Gulfstream Realty

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY
MAY 19 2-4 PM
308 58th St. Holmes Beach
4BR/3.5BA home with pool, plus a boat
dock with direct access to Tampa Bay (no
bridges). Walk to beach. $349,900.

NEW LISTING Holmes Beach duplex,
3BR/2BA and 1 BR/1 BA furnished. Good
rental history. Walk to beaches. $299,900.


OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY May 19, 1-4pm. Perico
Island 2BR/2BA, single-family patio home. This
well groomed pool home with two-car garage is
surrounded by privacy wall and tropical landscape.
Located two miles from the Gulf in desirable Perico
Island community, this home is a "must see." Open
floor plan with vaulted ceilings, corner fireplace,
heated, caged pool and many updates. Owner,
$259,500. 794-0258. 11204 Longwood Court,
Perico Island.

Look to The Islanderfor great, fast, fantasitc re-
sults from your classified advertising dollars!


53 YEARS OF DISTINCTIVE ISLAND SERVICE

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


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





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


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


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


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





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


AWESOME GULF VIEWS Direct
Gulffront sixth-floor end-unit at
Martinique South. $399,000. Gall
Tutewiler, 778-0700.


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


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


SPACIOUS ISLAND HOME
4BR+ den. Large suite upstairs.
Boat slip available. $449,900.
Gail Tutewiler, 778-0700.





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


RARELY AVAILABLE Updated
Shell Point 2BR/2BA condo. Tile,
carpet, parquet flooring. $298,000.
Geoff Wall, 778-0700.


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May 29 issue of THE ISLANDER is 2 pm Friday May 24.

THE ISLANDER BUSINESS OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED MEMORIAL DAY MAY 27


OUR LISTINGS DON'T EXPIRE, WE SELL THEM!
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX with parent quarters, 3BR/2BA, 1 BR/1 BA,
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
APARTMENTS Steps to Gulf/bay. $475,000.
See our classified ads We're booking 2003 rentals now!
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
tdy41 @aol.com www.tdollyyoungrealestate.com


2317 GULF DRIVE BRADENTON BEACH At only 150 feet from
the Gulf beach this Gulfview triplex is as close to the beach as any
prudent person should be. 712 sfla. 1 BR/1 BA upstairs with 720 sq.
ft. deck overlooking Gulf. 576 sfla downstairs front 2BR/1BA
apartment with 136 sq. ft. screen room: 810 sfla 2BR/1BA rear
downstairs apartment. Parking for six in rear via alley. $530,000.

Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, Fl 34216
Phone & Fax: (941) 778-1222
E-Mail: dougdowling@earthlink.net
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SWAGNEQ REALTY
2217 GULF DIVE NOTH1 BEQADENTON BEACH1. L 34217

61NCE 1939"
HANOLD SMALL
REALTOR@
Office: (941) 778-2246 Fax (941) 778-4978
Toll Free: (800) 211-2323 Pager (941) 215-5450 j
Residence: (941) 792-8628 ,
E-mail: haroldsmall@wagnerrealty.com


BEACHWALK TOWNHOMES
ONLY TWO BLOCKS
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is 3BR/2.5BA, private back
yards, elevator tower in
place, screened lanai,
r lI hurricane impact window
upgrade and garage.
"| $434,900 or $486,900
with pool. Call Bob Fittro
today to see these magnifi-
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properties! 778-6066.












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Realty 941-778-6696
3101 GULF DRIVE HOLMES BEACH
WWW. MIKENORMANREALTY.COM


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Unique new bayfront home with wonderful view.
2BR/2.5BA, 1,800 sq.ft., large open loft, wrap-
around porch and boat dock. $695,000. 778-3875



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




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










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

LOT FOR SALE
ENJOY COOL GULF BREEZES FROM
YOUR NEW DREAM HOME built on this lot
on the north end of Anna maria. Possible Gulf
view from an elevated house. Beach access
just steps away. Don't miss this great buy.
Just listed at $274,900.


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Visit our Web site at www.greenreal.com


Salina Pointe

Realty Co.

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





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Realtor






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Realtor


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 .. from $289,900

Cayman Cay Villas #105 ..... $239,500

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

409 Bay Palms Drive....... $349,500
4002 6th Ave. ................ $389,000

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

214 83rd Street.............. $329,000

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

216 85th St .................... $319,000

2906 Gulf Drive .............. $287,900

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. .......... $227,000

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

1323 Perico Pt. Cir........... $245,000

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

COMMERCIAL

PROPERTIES

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


WATERFRONT HOMES
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Resort-style living on Sarasota Bay. Amenities include a
fitness center, two pools, two waterfalls, spa, cabanas,
wilderness boardwalk and so much more.

1699 N. Gulf Drive Bradenton Beach
941 778-59653


Gail Tutewiler


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REAL ESTATE COMPANY


AWESOME GULF VIEWS from this light
and bright sixth-floor unit at Martinique
South. One of the best views available on
Anna Maria Island. Includes one-car ga-
rage and extra storage room. Wide new
beach just outside. Heated pool, club-
house and tennis court. $399,000.








DIRECT GULFVIEW Under $200,000.
RARE upstairs end-unit at Imperial House.
Turnkey furnished. Healed pool, very so-
cial clubhouse, bayside patio and fishing
pier. Private beach across the street ...
view will never be blocked! $199,000.


941-705-0227
e-mail:
gailtutere@aol.com


ATTENTION BOATERS You must see
this adorable 2BR/1BA Island home on a
beautifully landscaped corner lot. You'll
spend hours in the new Florida room. Boat
dock one block away with 21 -ft. Chris Craft
Cuddy Cabin and 200 HP Mercury Oul-
board included. $334,500.


AFFORDABLE BEACH CONDO 2BR'
1BA at Imperial House of Bradenion
Beach. Peaks of the bay and Gull from
lanai. Heated pool, clubhouse, bayside
patio and fishing pier. Private beach. Great
group of people! You'll love it! $139,000.


NEED ROOM? Lots of possibilities in this
SIsland gem. 4 or 5BR/2.5BA. Ground level with
.- one large suite and private deck upstairs.
P .. Fenced yard with room for a pool. Subdivision
S," has beach access and deeded right to boat slip.
-- Roof, A/C and most appliances replaced. Seller
says "Make an offer!" Asking 44o.,o0o.

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LUANA ISLES Island elevated home nestled in PALMA SOLA PARK Over 3,000 sq.ft. 3BR/ INCREDIBLE VIEW of Palma Sola Bay! Lovely
a quiet tropical setting on a large bayou in Anna 2BA, well designed and built family home with 2BR/2BA, ground-floor unit. Totally turnkey fur- Patricia Lynch
Tom Frost Maria City. Incredible water view. Loft upstairs extended 2BR/1BA family quarters with private nished. Eat-in kitchen, one-car garage with ex- Honduras
Monroe, NY could be third bedroom. $512,000. MLS#83020. entrance. All new appliances. $289,000. tra storage. $247,000. MLS#82683. Susan Hol-
BobyeChasey 778-2261. MLS#83034. Jan Schmidt, 778-2261. lywood, 778-2261.


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pool setting. $295,000. MLS#82351. Noreen and shopping. $72,000. MLS#82358. Bobye
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