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Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: May 22, 2002

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Skimming the news ... Anna Maria Island map in this edition, page 18.


Islander


"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"


Volume 10, no. 28, May 22, 2002 FREE


Island worth


$1.7 billion


this year
By Paul Roat
Anna Maria Island is worth $1,761,955,523 for the
2002-03 fiscal year, up more than 21 percent from cur-
rent totals.
The Island's "worth" includes total market value of
property as estimated by the Manatee County property
appraiser.
The actual taxable value of the Island is lower than
that figure, since governmental buildings, churches, the
Anna Maria Elementary School and not-for-profit
buildings and contents are exempt from taxes.
Holmes Beach is the "wealthiest" of the three Is-
land cities, with just value at $959,107,366, up 22.55
percent from the current year.
Anna Maria has just value totaling $487,700,002,
up 21.72 percent from the current year.
Bradenton Beach has just value of $315,148,155,
up 20.07 percent from the current year.

Those who serve can't

live where they serve
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Those people Islanders depend upon most to run
the Island can't afford to live on the Island.
The answer is simple economics. With the cheap-
est home about $250,000 on Anna Maria Island, it's
just too expensive for public service employees to live
here, even if they work here.
And that's got West Manatee Fire & Rescue Dis-
trict Chief Andy Price worried.
Price, who grew up on Anna Maria, said he's the
only one of 42 full-time firefighters who owns a home
on the Island. Six other staff rent on Anna Maria, the
rest live on the mainland.
It's a problem when there's a full-blown emer-
gency requiring everyone back on the Island. Average
response time to get here is at least 20 minutes, said
Price.
But there's a budget concern, too.
When he joined as a volunteer fireman in 1979,
there were 90 volunteer firemen and only one paid staff
member, the fire marshal. All the volunteers lived on
the Island, Price said.
Even six years ago, there were just 17 full-time
firefighters. Now, there are only about 20 volunteers at
the district, and the numbers dwindle every year. And
not all the volunteers live on the Island.
Of the district's $3.5 million annual budget, 75
percent is for salary and benefits to full-time employ-
ees.
"Things have changed on the Island," said Price.
Over the years, the volunteers sold their Island
homes and moved to east Manatee, where they could
get a lot more home for their money. Once on the main-
land, many lost interest in volunteering for an Island
they no longer lived on, he observed.
In addition, said Price, the new Islanders coming
here are less and less inclined to volunteer, particularly
PLEASE SEE STAFF, PAGE 4


Big grins at Bridge Street Festival
The two-day Bridge Street Festival was a rousing success in Bradenton Beach last weekend. Crowds strolled
down the street, stopping to peruse the arts and crafts, sample the food from local restaurants and enjoy the
day. There was even painting arm painting for Anthony Occhiogrosso, 5, visiting from New York by
Clover the Clown. For more pictures, see inside. Islander Photo: J.L. Robertson


Parking meters recommended


in Bridge Street area


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
It may only be a recommendation from one com-
mittee to another, and then to the city commission, but
the parking committee of the Bradenton Beach Scenic
Highway Corridor Management Entity is breaking new
ground and determined to do something about the criti-
cal shortage of parking spaces in the city, particularly
along Bridge Street.
The committee has recommended to the CME the
installation of parking meters along Bridge Street, at
city hall and in city-owned parking lots. There are a
total of 74 spaces involved, committee chairperson
Connie Drechser said. If the CME approves, the recom-
mendation will be forwarded to the city commission.
"We're not looking for money, just to alleviate
parking problems," said Drechser.
The committee also recommended the CME look
into establishing a park and ride at Coquina Beach, paid
parking at Coquina Beach bayside, and to request that
the Florida Department of Transportation and U.S.
Coast Guard reduce the number of times the Cortez
Bridge is raised from three times per hour to twice each
hour.
That, said Beach House restaurant owner Ed
Chiles, could be the "biggest help to traffic in
Bradenton Beach," especially during the winter season.
Executive Director Mike Guy of the Sarasota-


Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization said his
office would be happy to help write any requests or
obtain funding for any projects approved by the city
PLEASE SEE PARKING METERS, NEXT PAGE



Happenings
Lower the glow
Learn how to safely dim lights on the beach
and reduce risks to endangered sea turtles dur-
ing nesting season at the Anna Maria Island
Turtle Watch sponsored lighting workshop at 2
p.m. Wednesday, May 23, at Holmes Beach City
Hall.
Then you can improve fishing skills at The
Islander-sponsored "fishing college" and benefit
the Anna Maria Elementary School with your
$35 fee. The program starts at 6:30 p.m. Thurs-
day, May 23, at the school auditorium and fea-
tures local charter guides and fishing experts
Mike Heistand, Rick Gross and Thom Smith.
More inside ...
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PAGE 2 E MAY 22, 2002 E THE ISLANDER


Gone clear
Work crews from Great Lakes Dredge and Dock are busy this week clearing the beaches of pipes and equip-
ment used during phase one of the beach renourishment project that widened about eight miles of Island
beach to a width of between 125 and 200 feet. Here, pipe at the Manatee Public Beach in Holmes Beach is
loaded from the work area. Some equipment will remain while the sand is tested for compaction. Islander
Photo: Rick Catlin


Parking meters suggested
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1


commission.
There might be some funding available for a
shuttle service from Coquina Beach to the historic, old


town area, which is where Bridge Street is located.
The MPO has $800,000 annually in "box funds"
for congestion management. Although it's given out on
a "prioritized" list, he said, "anything that helps con-
gestion" is eligible and a shuttle service for Bradenton
Beach might qualify.


Duffy's Tavern's


last day will be


June 1
By Paul Roat
The last cheeseburger and cold beer at the cur-
rent location of Duffy's Tavern will be sold June 1.
Pat Geyer, proprietress of the popular eatery
since 1970, learned last month her lease would be
terminated on the restaurant across the street from
the Manatee Public Beach in Holmes Beach.
"We're looking at one place in Bradenton Beach
and another in Cortez," she said, "but Holmes Beach
is my home." Geyer is a former mayor of the city
and currently serves as a city commissioner.
Geyer said she and daughters Peggi, Polly and
Pam probably won't be able to move immediately
into a new location. "We'll probably have a month
off for some much-needed rest."
The restaurant has been jammed with patrons
since word got out a month ago regarding the relo-
cation.
The Freeman family, owners of the property
since 1954, have vowed to open a restaurant similar
to Duffy's at the site, called "Skinny's Place."
Geyer said a fundraiser to help with relocation
costs last Sunday drew "200 to 300 people and raised
about $3,000. Someone paid $500 for my jacket, and
somebody else paid $425 for my barstool." She said
another barstool went for $400.
The event was something of an occasion in that
"for the first time ever Duffy's sold french fries. The
first and last time we'll ever sell french fries," Geyer
said.
How many fries did they go through?
"I have no idea," she said. "I don't know any-
thing about french fries."
The fries were courtesy of Cafe on the Beach at
the Manatee Beach and the "Bistros" contributed hot
dogs and buns, Geyer said.


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THE ISLANDER 0 MAY 22, 2002 A PAGE 3


Attorney bulldozes P&Z into approval Mee


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By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
High-priced lawyers are paid big bucks to win favor-
able decisions for their clients. Influence people? Yes. Win
friends? Probably not.
If that's the case, attorney Conrad DeSantis of North
Palm Beach should be worth a bundle to developers Rob-
ert Byrne and Steve Noriega after the Anna Maria Plan-
ning and Zoning Board on May 13 approved the prelimi-
nary plans for the proposed Villa Rosa subdivision off
South Bay Boulevard.
The P&Z decision, however, came somewhat reluc-
tantly at the end of a stormy three-hour session with
DeSantis, during which he browbeat, cajoled, badgered,
interrupted and even threatened the P&Z board with legal
action if he didn't get what he wanted. And what he
wanted was clearly a favorable decision that very night on
the 17 single family home project.
Board members had initially suggested tabling the
matter to another meeting while City Attorney Jim Dye
looked at some legal issues involving a right-of-way va-
cation request. Dye would then provide the board with
legal information for a decision.
But any hint of a delay didn't sit well with DeSantis.
"If your intention is to derail these proceedings,
you're doing a good job," DeSantis said at one point.
When board member Charles Caniff said he wasn't
comfortable making a decision based upon information he
didn't have, DeSantis blustered, saying if the board con-
tinued to delay, the matter was going to end up in court.
One way or another, said DeSantis, he was going to
get a decision, either from the P&Z board or the courts.
That prompted board member Gary Deffenbaugh to
say the board was being "strong-armed" into taking im-
mediate action.
DeSantis said it seemed as if the board didn't want to
be rushed, but Caniff quashed that idea, noting that the
board had already moved the date of its regular May meet-
ing up accommodate Villa Rosa.
DeSantis apologized for his behavior several times to
the board, but also hinted that some board members, by
questioning his actions, were trying their best to find a
reason to deny the application, possibly because some area
residents didn't want the project.


The local media also came in for their share criticism
from DeSantis, who said newspaper accounts of the sub-
division were inaccurate. "The papers don't always under-
stand what they are reporting," he claimed.
There is now a "mistaken belief' that the developers
are trying to take something away from the public, he said.
Even Dye got into the verbal sparring. He said it had
been suggested by DeSantis that there was action to de-
rail the application. He clarified that in his opinion, and for
the record, that was not the case, and the board was sim-
ply trying to gain information.
DeSantis and land-use planner Jim Farr of local archi-
tect George Young's office played "bad guy, good guy"
with the board. After the tactics of DeSantis, the calm
demeanor of Farr, who designed the development, seemed
a welcome relief.
Farr said the subdivision is consistent with the city's
comprehensive plan and the proposed units will be single-
family dwellings. All requirements for water, sewage and
transportation will be met and permits obtained from the
Southwest Florida Water Management District.
Building Official George McKay said at this point,
the project appears to have met the relevant city codes and
development plans.
And while most board members did not appear com-
fortable with the unresolved easement issue, Deffenbaugh
said that he hadn't seen anything in that plan "injurious to
our city" where the board should not recommend approval
to the city commission.
Left unsaid was that denial of the application might
result in legal action against the city.
Caniff noted that even with preliminary approval, the
developers still have to come back with a final plan.
In the end, following all the accusations, threats and
innuendo- this is, after all, Anna Maria DeSantis got
what he wanted. And he didn't seem to win any friends.
After Dye said he had no legal objections to the pro-
posal, the board voted, somewhat reluctantly, to recom-
mend approval of the preliminary plans for the subdivi-
sion to the city commission.
P&Z board chairman Doug Copeland excused him-
self from voting on the matter to avoid any potential con-
flict of interest as he has a business relationship with the
current owners of the property.


Anna Maria City
May 22, 6:30 p.m., Environmental Enhancement and
Education Committee meeting.
May 23, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
May 28, 7 p.m., charter review commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
May 23, 6:30 p.m., code enforcement board meeting.
May 24, 8:30 a.m., commission-department head meeting.
May 24,9:30 a.m., city commission workshop on budget.
May 28, 11 a.m., parking-traffic subcommittee meet-
ing of scenic highway committee.
May 29, 6 p.m., visioning work session.
May 30, 6:30 p.m., adjustment board meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
May 23, 1 p.m., planning commission meeting.
May 28, 7 p.m., city commission meeting with work
session immediately following.
Holmnes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Of Interest
May 22, 2 p.m., Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch-spon-
sored workshop on beach lighting, Holmes Beach City
Hall.

Holiday Closures
The Islander office will be closed Monday, May 27, for
Memorial Day. Classified advertising deadline for the
issue of May 29 will be at noon Friday, May 24.
City offices in Anna Maria City, Bradenton Beach,
Holmes Beach and Longboat Key will be closed Mon-
day, May 27, for Memorial Day.
There will be no garbage and trash collection in Anna
Maria City, Holmes Beach and Longboat Key on May
27. Alternate collection date will be Saturday, May 25.
Garbage collection will be as usual in Bradenton Beach.


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Skate park location on


Holmes Beach agenda


Holmes Beach city commissioners will discuss
possible locations near city hall for an Island Skate-
board Park at its May 28 meeting.
Barrier Island Elected Officials including Holmes
Beach Commissioners Sandy Haas-Martens, Don
Maloney, Rich Bohnenberger and the three Island
mayors agreed the first step in addressing citizens' re-
quests for a skate park is to find a suitable location.
Two possibilities brought up at the recent BIEO
meeting were Coquina Park near the Bradenton Beach
recycling station and near Holmes Beach City Hall
along Marina Drive, where a pile of dirt currently oc-
cupies some of the space.
Bradenton Beach Mayor John Chappie said his city
is already considering Coquina Park for other uses,
such as a park-and-ride lot for trolley users.
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore, however,
agreed to formally discuss using city park space at her
city's next commission meeting.
According to Holmes Beach Police Lt. Dale
Stephenson, a park similar to the 6,000-square-foot
skate park located in St. Pete Beach would be adequate.
Stephenson said the park would need to be a con-
crete area with four or five ramps and rails, and be open
during daylight hours only.
Stephenson said a more accurate description is a
"micro park" for beginners interested in learning tricks.
Stephenson, who has been researching area skate fa-
cilities, said that risk managers have told him most liabil-
ity claims come from football and basketball facilities.
"Kids know that bumps and bruises come with
skateboarding," Stephenson said. "Posted signs let kids
know what is allowed and they will police themselves
in order to keep the park open."
In addition, having the park located close to the po-
lice station allows officers to help maintain park safety.


Staff can't afford Island living
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

as fire calls increased and the amount of training
needed rose proportionately.
"The people moving here just don't want to volun-
teer for the fire department," he said.
The move to hire more and more full-time staff had
to be made when, on occasion, Price was unable to find
any Island volunteers available to man the equipment
to fight a fire. Firefighting units from the mainland had
to respond.
"We had to start hiring (full time), even if they
lived off island," said Price.
"With what our people make, they just can't afford
a home on the Island." Even Price admitted he couldn't
afford to live here if he had to buy all over again, let
alone new hires.
It's not that they don't make a good living, they just
don't make a good enough salary to afford the Island.
And it's not only Anna Maria Island, said Price, it's
all barrier islands in Florida. Longboat Key has the
same problem with its police and fire departments, he
said.
In the City of Anna Maria, only one of the eight
full-time staff members lives on the Island, said City
Clerk Alice Baird. That's Public Works Supervisor
George McKay, who moved to the Island long before
he became a city employee and a city commissioner in


"Where I live kids are out in the street on home-
made ramps," said Haas-Martens. "They aren't caus-
ing trouble, but it's a dangerous location."
Holmes Beach resident Matthew Dritone said, "We
take two steps forward and one step back. As a tax-
payer for 15 years I would like to see the skate park
happen. With all the trespass warnings going up, these
kids are getting a criminal record just for skating."
Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay Romine agreed
that although his officers work hard to build a positive
relationship with the kids, they become the "bad guys"
when they have to issue citations because there is no
place where the kids can skate.
Stephenson said that he already has individuals and
businesses that are willing to contribute money, s.up-
plies and labor to create a skate park.
Anna Maria Island Privateer President Mitch
Stewart said his organization is willing to help raise
funds. "I'm too old to skate now, but the kids who
aren't need a place to go."
County Commissioner Jane von Hahmann also
supports the idea of creating a micro-park on the Island.
She has two sons who skate and told the elected offi-
cials that "skateboarders are hard on property" by the
nature of the sport, so they need something built spe-
cifically for their purpose.
Von Hahmann agreed to help by looking into li-
ability issues. As a public park the question was raised
as to whether the county can assume liability through
an interlocal agreement.
In the meantime, elected officials agreed to discuss
the matter further, first finding a location for the park,
and second, once again, allocating money specifically
for the skate park in next year's budgets.
Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach officials have
agreed to discuss the skate park at their next meetings.


Anna Maria before that. Three other city staff rent on
the Island, Baird said.
With the cheapest home on the Island selling for
about $200,000 a few years ago, Baird said she didn't
even come close to qualifying for a home loan. She
used to live on the Island, but moved inland several
years ago to purchase a house. Baird currently makes
$38,588 annually.
Like most city staff, when required to attend
evening meetings, she doesn't bother to make the
roundtrip to Bradenton and back.
Baird said that when she used to work for
Bradenton Beach several years ago a city commis-
sioner suggested making residency in the city a require-
ment for employment. That idea was quickly nixed by
the city attorney, who pointed out that would exclude
a lot of people because of the high cost of housing in
the city.
None of the Manatee County Sheriff's Office
deputies assigned to Anna Maria live in the city, said
Sgt. Ed Norris of the MCSO in Anna Maria.
In Holmes Beach, City Clerk Brooke Bennett said
that of the 35 full-time city employees, only two own
homes on the Island. None of the city's police force live
in Holmes Beach.
Mayor Carol Whitmore said she believed four staff
members rent on the Island.
Again, it's just simple economics, said Bennett,
who makes $44,760 a year as the city's highest paid
staffer. Whitmore agreed. "It would be better if they


Too high in the Holmes Beach sky
This antenna at Cedar Cove Resort in Holmes Beach
was found to exceed the 36-foot height limit by Code
Enforcement Officer Walter Wunderlich. The 36-foot
limit is from the "crown of the road, not the roof "
said Wunderlich. The antenna is used to connect a
video camera and computer equipment at the resort
to the Internet via another antenna in Holmes Beach
that is itself in violation of city code (The Islander,
May 15). Owners of Cedar Cove promised to comply
with the notice from Wunderlich within the 30-day
time limit. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin


could afford to live here, but it's Island economics and
what we pay them," she said. Because of the high cost
of living, even on the mainland, most of the police of-
ficers and laborers for the public works department
have part-time jobs, she said.
"It would be nice if we could pay them more,"
Whitmore added.
But Island cities can't afford to pay staff enough
money to buy a house on the Island at current real es-
tate values, not when home prices have nearly tripled
in the past five years, according to a local real estate
agent. There's nothing now selling on the Island under
$225,000, the agent said, and even that figure is ex-
tremely rare.
"That ($44,760) salary alone would not qualify
anyone for an Island home purchase," said the agent.
In fact, "I can't even afford to live here," he said.
The story is much the same in Bradenton Beach,
said City Clerk Pat Grizzle. Only two of the city's 24
full-time employees live on the Island and one of those
is a renter. None of the city's police officers, including
Police Chief Sam Speciale, live in Bradenton Beach,
she said.
Grizzle, who earns about $43,000 annually, said
she believed the two staff who live on the Island rent
in Bradenton Beach.
Of the 109 employees in the three Island cities and
the West Manatee Fire & Rescue District identified in
the story, 15 live on the Island and of those, only five
are home owners.


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Offshore molasses barge


may gain statewide fame


By Paul Roat
The remains of the "Regina" near-
shore to Bradenton Beach may soon be-
come part of a statewide chain of his-
toric shipwrecks, part of Florida's Mari-
time Heritage Trail.
"The idea of a series of underwater
parks, trails and preserves is new to
Florida," Della A. Scott-Ireton told the
Bradenton Beach City Commission last
week. She is with the Florida Depart-
ment of State's Division of Historical
Resources and heads the underwater
program, which to date has identified 15
wrecks and logged them onto the trail.
"We promote .preservation of ship-
wrecks as part of Florida's maritime re-
sources," she said.
The "Regina" is the infamous mo-
lasses barge that sank about 50 yards
from shore in the Gulf of Mexico off
Ninth Street North in Bradenton Beach
on March 8, 1940. The barge was
launched from Belfast, Ireland, in 1904
as a steam schooner, but later converted
to a barge.
It.was sailing from Havana, Cuba,
to New Orleans when a winter storm
caused its tug to apparently make way to
Tampa Bay. High winds and seas either
broke the tow or the crew of the tugboat
towing the 247-foot-long vessel cut the
cable, driving the barge with its
350,000-gallon cargo of molasses to
shore.
The crew of eight clung to the vessel
throughout the night. The ship's cook and
his German shepherd dog tried to swim to


shore at first light, only to drown. The re-
maining seamen were rescued, but the
"Regina" ended up on the bottom with no
hopes of recovery and over time became
a popular local dive spot.
"There is a lot of structure there,"
Scott-Ireton said, "and wonderful ma-
rine life. It is something we would like
to support" in the statewide heritage trail
program.
She lauded Lorraine and Pete Athas
of Sea-Trek Divers in Bradenton Beach
for their efforts in having the "Regina"
included in the state program.
Bradenton Beach city commission-
ers lauded the program as well. "This is
a great opportunity for Bradenton Beach
and Anna Maria Island," said Mayor
John Chappie.
Scott-Ireton said the next step in the
process would be to have the wreck
mapped by local divers and others to
facilitate the creation of a comprehen-
sive brochure showing visiting divers
the various components of the wreck. A
"Friends of the Preserve" group should
also be formed, she said, to aid in the
mapping and to help gain state approval
for the wreck's inclusion in the trail pro-
gram.
Bradenton Beach officials vowed to
assist as well through the approval of
resolutions supporting the "Regina" in
the trail program.
Of the 15 shipwrecks statewide cur-
rently on the trail list, only two lie in
Gulf waters, both off the Florida Pan-
handle.


Cortez programs move amid cakes


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
The successful but temporary
Cortez Waterfronts Florida shut itself
down last week with plans to move re-
maining programs to a permanent
agency, with surprise cakes passing
from friend to friend in the historic fish-
ing village.
The 2-year-old agency's manager,
Janet Hoffman, cited achievements of
Waterfronts at the meeting in the Cortez
Community Center, whose renovation
was among those accomplishments.
It was founded and funded by the state
under a program to preserve commercial
fishing villages and their now-fragile way
of life. Joint sponsor was Manatee County,
which not only provided funds, but also
provided one of its planners, Ms. Hoffman,
to run the agency.
This was her finale in Cortez, too, for
she has to be in Sheridan, Wyo., in June to
take over the planning department there.
She expressed profound regret at leav-
ing the village where she has encountered
great friendliness and a certain amount of
controversy. "There aren't many villages
left alive representing an entire way of
life," she said. "It's hard to find their like,
and it's a real joy when you do."
Cortezians surprised her with a fare-
well party complete with cake. And -
surprise! she had brought a cake for
them in turn. Sadly, there wasn't enough
left over to take to Wyoming, she said
afterward.
The organization went out with the
kind of bang which has characterized it
all along, passing a motion for the
county to let commercial fishermen keep
equipment in the street rights of way as
they've done for 100 years and more,


and a request that the county amend its
land development code to limit new
building heights to 24 feet.
The height limit was needed, the
group decided, because the county's 35-
foot limit would permit buildings too
tall. The Federal Emergency Manage-
ment Agency requires that living quar-
ters be one story above mean high wa-
ter along the shore, and 35 feet above
that would mean four-story structures,
Waterfronts said. A limit in Cortez of 24
feet above the first story was felt to be
sufficient.
Waterfronts acted to have the
Cortez organization Florida Institute for
Saltwater Heritage take over its func-
tions and remaining programs.
Under the proposal, FISH will be
the clearinghouse for Cortez issues to be
taken to the county commissioners and
handle public input on them. FISH
President Blue Fulford said he is agree-
able to that plan; he also was an officer
of Cortez Waterfronts.
Also turned over to FISH was re-
construction of the old Miller dock, site
of an old-time fishing net camp which is
to be rebuilt at the end of the dock. The
West Coast Inland Navigation District
gave Cortez Waterfronts a $14,000
grant for the project two years ago and
FISH has provided another $15,000.
In its brief but active life, Hoffman
said, Waterfronts erected a memorial to
commercial fishermen lost at sea or in
war, a large bronze scene installed be-
tween A.P. Bell and Star fish houses,
and had numerous other successes.
Chief among them all, though, she
said, was developing a land-use plan for
the village, now being acted upon by the
county.


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Opinion


Shame, for shame
Yes, shame on the old fuddy-duddies in Holmes
Beach who don't want lights on a ball field in the eve-
nings (which, of course, could be regulated to shut off
at 9 or 10 p.m.).
And shame on the city officials and administration
for giving weight to what may only be a few naysayers.
What can they be thinking? Not only are youth
sports character building, extremely worthwhile pro-
grams, but Little League baseball is played here in the
winter, when darkness comes early. It would be impos-
sible for school-age kids and their working parents to
get to a ball field much before 5 p.m. for a game, only
to discover darkness (and dangerous conditions for
baseball) coming at 5:30 p.m.
The field is virtually useless weekdays six months
a year without lights.
At a time when the three cities are struggling to
locate, fund and eventually deal with similar objections
about a skate board park, it seems the appropriate time
to take a stand for youth and youth activities.
And what became of the basketball courts that we
were promised would come after the new Holmes
Beach Taj Mahal er, city hall was built at the site
of the former city hall?
In February 1996, while planning for the new city
hall, then Mayor Rich Bohnenberger said there were
grant funds to replace the basketball court and create
a soccer field, and the county would maintain the ten-
nis courts and upgrade the existing baseball field.
Then in September, the project architect said "the
basketball courts have been moved to a site between the
public works garage and the current city hall. There is
a Little League practice field behind the fire station, a
Babe Ruth field in the same location as the current field
and a soccer field with portable goals in the field be-
hind the current city hall."
In November 1996, then Mayor Bob VanWagoner
said the city had $28,000 earmarked for a soccer field,
basketball court, baseball field, bleachers, a batting
cage, and bathroom renovations.
We could go on. But it resounds of broken prom-
ises to the youth of our community.
We encourage the Hagen Foundation to stand firm
on its resolve ($50,000) to light Birdie Tebbetts Field.
Parents and youth advocates unite. Tell Holmes
Beach officials how you feel about their nixing the ball
field lights. Tell them how you feel about letting the
funds allocated for youth sports facilities go to other
city needs. Call city hall at 708-5800.
Kids gotta play..



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Praise for teamwork
The Manatee County Board of Commissioners must
be praised. They are the project sponsors of the beach res-
toration and renourishing of Anna Maria Island's shore-
line (namely Anna Maria City, Bradenton Beach and
Holmes Beach).
They are also the managers of this second interval
sand replenishing event. The first time was 1992-93. I un-
derstand the county bonded the federal share. (One-cent
resort tax share pays the local and the state pays the rest.)
Praise also goes to Charlie Hunsicker, county ecosys-
tems administrator. Jack Gorzeman, former point man of
the project, should be thanked also.
Former Mayor Dottie McChesney deserves a great
deal of credit for her courage and tenacity to place on the
ballot of Anna Maria City the issue of including the north
end of Anna Maria in the blueprint of the project.
The importance of this means that all three cities are now
on the same wavelength of preserving and protecting a vi-
tal natural resource, that is, beach use in our community.
The late Mayor Cagnina, Governor Chiles and
Tropicana founder Rossi must be smiling on us. Their
efforts were in the 1970s.
Hugh Holmes Jr. also tried to create an erosion con-
trol district in the 1980s.
It takes years of work, patience and monitoring.
Please believe it takes teamwork to get the job done.
Katie Pierola, former mayor, Bradenton Beach

Roundabouts a waste
I have addressed the following letter to members of
the Manatee-Sarasota Counties Metropolitan Planning
Organization:
I keep hearing of your planned study of employment
of traffic roundabouts in our communities. I believe this
is a gigantic waste of tax money.
All you have to do is take a trip up north to the capi-
tal of New Jersey, Trenton, and visit the Department of
Transportation to find out how disastrous this idea is. New
Jersey is the most densely populated state in the U.S.A.


and its possessions, with well over 1,000 persons per
square mile.
This state has methodically removed roundabouts
from the highway system. The reason? They are 1920-ish
in concept and a miserable failure.
Please contact the New Jersey Department of Trans-
portation and exchange ideas on handling dense traffic
problems. I'm sure they can shed some light on your prob-
lems. I'm sure this is a more economically feasible study
than to pay a consultant a large fee for telling you he can
design roundabouts. That's his business, why else would
he recommend them? Please reconsider. Remember, "if
ain't broke, don't fix it."
Robert V. Klauss, Holmes Beach

Heartfelt thanks
Your donation and support of the Affaire to Remem-
ber 2002 directly or indirectly benefits every child, parent
and senior who participates in any of the programs or ser-
vices of the Anna Maria Island Community Center and
helps make our community a better place in which to live.
Nearly 4,000 individuals participate in programs annually.
By making your donation, you support quality pro-
grams that develop the best in children and families, as
well as programs that provide support and learning oppor-
tunities for many of our seniors. Your generous spirit
works year-round in our community helping Island neigh-
bors to help each other live better and more fulfilled lives.
Once again, thank you helping us make this year's
Affaire to Remember 2002 an event of incredible success
and one that will make a positive difference for children,
teens, parents, adults and seniors living in our community.
My heartfelt gratitude to Trudy, Scott, Sandee, Suki,
Gary, Lisa, Lori, Kathy, Denise, Ilona, Peggy and all our
sponsors, especially our generous anonymous donor,
Chuck and Joey Lester, the Center's board members and
all of the "angels" and businesses who also generously
supported this year's event.
Pierrette Kelly, executive director, Anna Maria Island
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THE ISLANDER 0 MAY 22, 2002 0 PAGE 7


Returning healthy wildlife
back to the wild
It's not too difficult to find Gail and Ed Straight's
home in Bradenton Beach. There's the flock of birds
circling overhead, calling noisily to each other the
first sign that this is also home to a facility known as
Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education.
Then, there's the police car parked in front of the
house. Although Ed recently retired as a public safety
officer for the Manatee County Sheriff's Office, he is
still a certified deputy and a reserve officer.
My neighbor Ruth Jex accompanied a visit to
Wildlife Inc. She had told me about both the Wildlife
Rescue (Palmetto) and Wildlife Inc. of Bradenton
Beach, which she had used several times once for
an injured pelican that found sanctuary in her garage
and a second time for an iguana that turned up in her
back yard.
We were both looking forward to seeing some
spring babies, and as we walked up, the sidewalk was
lined with tall cages occupied by a variety of baby
birds. They chirped loudly, greeting us with tiny beaks
opened wide, begging for a tasty morsel. I wished I
could oblige.
Gail and Ed literally live with their work. The back
half of their house and all of the back and side yard are
dedicated to wildlife rehabilitation, now going on 17
years.
Wildlife Inc. is equipped to care for sick, injured
and infant birds and animals, including two pediatric
incubators, stocks of frozen rats and chicks for the meat
eaters, medications, milk formulas, clean towels, twee-
zers and droppers, and cages and containers to fit any-
thing that flies, crawls, hops or walks. They work with
three veterinarians who donate services.
The Straights have lived here for 29 years, begin-


Perico Island resident Ruth Jex feeds baby raccoons at Wildlife Inc. 's rehab facility in Bradenton Beach.
Islander Photo: Jean Steiger


ning this amazing rehabilitation center when their
young son came home with a sick baby duck. When
they tried to find help for the duckling, they discovered
there was none.
Slowly, they began taking in injured wildlife and
learning how to care for the delicate creatures. Their
inquiries prompted the beginning of the Florida Wild-
life Rehabilitation Association, of which Gail is pres-
ently the president.
They've had more than 500 admissions to date, and
last year had 3,000 patients. Most them come from
another agency Wildlife Rescue that provides the
service of rescue that Gail and Ed do not provide. Gail
is a licensed rehabilitation specialist and attends two
training sessions a year.


While Gail administers to tiny patients, Ed intro-
duces us to their mascot Jackson, a 6-foot-long iguana.
He has lived with the Straights since he was rescued
seven years ago.
We watched Ed feed the baby birds that had
greeted us when we entered. The orphaned residents
included starlings, doves, grackles, blue jays, mocking-
birds and shrikes. As he fed them with a dropper filled
with a special formula, they gradually quieted and
dozed off, just like human babies.
The baby birds must be fed every hour and the
mammals every two hours.
Also in residence this day were baby armadillos,
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Big year seems at hand for turtles


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
What bids fair to be a banner year for marine turtle
nests on Anna Maria Island's beach seems to be building,
the Island's principal turtle advocate said this week.
Eleven loggerheads have waddled ashore, dug
nests, laid an average of 100 eggs per nest and covered
them to let the sun and warm sand do the incubating,
said Suzi Fox. She holds the state permit for the Island
for marine turtle preservation.
Along with the 11 mothers who made nests, nine
others left "false crawl" tracks, indicating they came up


the beach to nest and changed their minds. That ratio
is about average, said Fox.
Reassuringly, half of the nests are in new sand,
dredged from a sandbar offshore and spread to expand the
beach in the just-completed renourishment project. Some
such projects elsewhere have interfered with turtle nest-
ing, but the ancient giants have no problem with this one.
Jo Ann Meilner, who took over while Fox was out
of town over the weekend, said Turtle Watchers found
three new nests Sunday morning alone, with one false
crawl in the downpour of rain and two new nests
Saturday morning as well.


A dividend was a return visit from an old friend,
"Pegleg," the three-legged loggerhead that came ashore
a couple of seasons ago to the delight of aficionados.
She was identified by her lopsided tracks.
Most of the nests are low on the beach, nearer the
waterline than usual, which "must mean something, but
we don't know what," said Fox.
For a time they faced "quite a berm" an escarp-
ment carved on the beach by Saturday's stormy waters
- she said, but the dredging contractor, Great Lakes
Dredge and Dock, sent a tractor and tiller to trim it
down with Turtle Watch guidance.


No excuses now: Lights out for turtles


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
"After Wednesday, no one will have any excuses
for not making their lights turtle-friendly," said the
turtles' principal protector on the Island.
Suzi Fox was referring to the May 22 Sea Turtle
Lighting Workshop at Holmes Beach City Hall, where
the latest lighting developments will be displayed, ex-
plained and discussed for Island residents and business
people.
Even as they spoke, more turtles came in from the
Gulf of Mexico to make nests that need protection from
upland lights 11 nests in all and more on the way.
Fox heads Turtle Watch and holds the state's ma-
rine turtle preservation permit for Anna Maria Island.
She arranged the workshop after seeing the lighting
alternatives offered at a statewide meeting last month
- and lighting problems on the beaches of the Island.
With help from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission, including sample lights and the
people with expertise to explain the various fixtures
and their applications, the lighting workshop is ex-
pected to be "enlightening."
Participants in the workshop will include George
Fleenor of International Dark Skys Inc., an organiza-
tion of astronomers. Also assisting Fox will be Meghan
Conti, Environmental Specialist II with the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Expected to be in attendance to take advantage of
the comprehensive program are officials from Sarasota
County, the City of Venice, Collier County Natural
Resourses Department, the Clearwater Marine
Aquarium, Longboat Key, Mote Marine Laboratory
and sea turtle directors from six other permit areas in
Florida.


Egmont Key, the historic northside neighbor
of Anna Maria Island, has one new sea turtle nest
and expects at least a dozen more.
So said Ranger Don Niles, in charge of the
Egmont State Park part of the key. There were 16
marine turtle nests on the small island last year, he
noted, all on the Gulfside beach and none on the
Tampa Bay part.
"There's lots of beach here now," Niles said.
"Most of the island has beach around it." Its north-
west side was renourished two years ago after severe


Beachwalker
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 7

red-shouldered hawks, opossum, rabbits, raccoons,
squirrels and eastern screech owls. Last year, Wildlife
Inc. also treated baby otters, foxes, deer and a bobcat.
The Straights order $500 worth of a special milk
formula every month and the last order for frozen rats
and chicks was $1,500. Food and medicine for one year
costs $50,000 to $75,000. Wildlife Inc. is funded solely
by donations. They receive no state funding.
When I asked the Straights if they're ever able to
take time off from their demanding patients, Gail
laughed. "The only vacation I've had for quite a while
is the annual conference, and then I have to work be-
cause I'm the president," she said.
Gail and Ed carefully log the date of admission and
the location that each animal and bird was found. When


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"Turtle Tom" Van Ness worked the Turtle Watch tent at the Bridge Street Festival which advocates turning
off lights at beachfront areas. Islander Photo: Jo Ann Meilner


Invited to the meeting at 2 p.m. May 22 are people
with residences and businesses along the beach, build-
ing and code enforcement officials from all three Island
cities, law enforcement, government officials, visitors,
guests anyone who might come in contact with the
turtles that come ashore every year.
The nesting mother turtles and, later in the May-


October nesting season, their hatchlings by the hun-
dreds, depend on the sparkling reflection of the moon
and stars on the Gulf's waters to guide them to the sea,
and upland lights often distract them to their death.
The workshop came none too soon, just as indig-
nation was high after Bradenton Beach's weekend
Bridge Street Festival whose beach-visible lights
brought complaints from dozens of turtle fans.
A city ordinance calls for beach lights to be out or
shielded by 9 p.m. in Bradenton Beach, but the Bridge
Street area and businesses were "lit like Christmas," ac-
cording to numerous callers to the turtle hotline.
Fox and Turtle Watch work every year to convince
people along the beach that their lights can be fatal to
the endangered species, and Fox said the results are
better, the battle easier, every year.
"Residents and business owners are incredibly ef-
fective," she said. "We've seen them come together on
many things, and they can move mountains. I'm bet-
ting they will totally beat this problem.
"And from now on, they will have every tool they
need to correct it. No excuses after this workshop."


life, especially the babies, according to the Straights,
who have several cats themselves. They're adamant
about the need to keep cats indoors. "My idea of a pet
is something equivalent to a child that you want to pro-
tect and take care of," Ed said.
The Straights also warn people about trying to raise
baby birds and animals themselves. "People find baby
owls and feed them hamburger and the birds get meta-
bolic bone disease," Gail said. "The first time they flap
their wings, they break."
Unfortunately, the Straights have run out of room
in their Bradenton Beach location and are looking for
a larger location in Bradenton.
"I pity the person who moves here if we leave be-
cause they're going to come home and find animals on
their doorstep," Gail said.
If you are interested in volunteering for wildlife,
please call 778-6324.


erosion threatened to close the island to public traf-
fic.
On June 1 three young women from Eckerd
College in nearby St. Petersburg are to arrive to take
over turtle preservation duties, the ranger said.
His park shares Egmont with the U.S. Coast
Guard lighthouse, a small section housing Tampa
Bay shipping pilots who guide ships in and out of
port, and the large U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
area of the key. Ownership of the key is with the
U.S. government.


the babies are mature or the adult is recovered from inju-
ries, they are released to the location of their origin.
Gail prepared a bottle of formula for a litter of baby
raccoons whose eyes were not yet open and invited us
to feed them. Ruth eagerly accepted, feeding each of
the youngsters, while I watched Gail chop up a frozen
chick and mix it with formula. This meal was for the
baby screech owls, wonderful little creatures whose
eyes seem much too big for their tiny bodies.
With amazement, I watched the three-inch-tall
babies swallow the pieces. The Straights said they raise
20 to 30 screech owls every spring.
They also house some permanently injured resi-
dents, such as a red-shouldered and red-tailed hawk, a
barn owl and two great-horned owls. Ed takes the birds
to outdoor art shows to educate the public about the
fragility of the wildlife.
Cats are frequently the source of injuries for wild-


Egmont welcomes first turtle nest


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THE ISLANDER 0 MAY 22, 2002 0 PAGE 9


Memorial Day holiday next Monday


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Memorial Day, on Anna Maria Island and else-
where, is one of those ceremonials that were formed by
a few fervent advocates and grew to a patriotic peak
and has now diminished for many Americans.
Still, it's a strong enough tradition to give most.
people a day off for its observance Monday, May 27.
Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach city
government offices will be shut down except for law
enforcement and fire/rescue agencies, and the Island
Branch Library and Tingley Memorial Library will be
closed.
Same with Manatee County, whose government
will take the day off except for sheriff's deputies and
firefighters. Longboat Key likewise.
Banks will have the holiday off, and some busi-
nesses. Others, though, will not only be open but will
expect good business that day with special sales in
some cases and restaurants traditionally having good
trade.
As a day to honor military dead, it has gone from
holiday of parades and military music and patriotic
speeches to fewer veterans' ceremonies. The principal
ones here are under the Manatee County Veterans
Council's sponsorship in Veterans Memorial Park ad-
jacent to Manatee Memorial Hospital, 206 Second St.
E., Bradenton, at 9 a.m. and the annual reenactment of
the Civil War at the Gamble Mansion in Ellenton at 11
a.m.
There is no official observance on Anna Maria Is-
land beyond recognition of the national holiday.
A druggist in Waterloo, N.Y., started it by suggest-
ing that it would be well to remember the dead of the
Civil War by placing flowers on their graves.
On May 5, 1866, the village was decorated with
flags at half-staff, draped with evergreens and mourn-
ing black, and a march to the cemetery with martial
music. It spread from there, geographically and cer-
emonially, from Waterloo across the country and from
Civil War dead to the casualties of all wars.
It has been called Decoration Day, too, for the
custom of honoring the dead by decorating their
graves with flowers. There is a parallel day of re-
membrance in the South, called Confederate Memo-
rial Day and observed variously on April 26, May 10
and June 3.


Memorial Day remembrance
Emily Malone, 14, of Bradenton, snapped this black-and-white photo of the New York City skyline, including
the twin towers of the World Trade Center, a fidl year ago in May on a trip to the Big Apple. Mom Georgene


Malone Adkins, a staff member at Dr. Gy Yatros' office,
remembrance and it does.

Cortez eatery listed at $1.2 million
Wet Willie's restaurant on the Cortez waterfront is
for sale, the asking price $1,250,000, said Barry Seidel
of the American Property Group.
The property's "highest and best use" may well be
as a development of some sort, he indicated, as it has
failed as a restaurant several times over the years. It is
at the eastern part of the waterfront in Cortez.
The building is 8,000 square feet and seats more
than 150 persons as a restaurant. Sizable dock space
and parking are included. Wet Willie's closed a month
ago at the end of the winter season.
Branson Corp. owns the property. Details may be
obtained from Seidel at 923-0535.


thought it would make a fitting Memorial Day


Visioning starts next Wednesday
in Bradenton Beach
The long-awaited review of city growth rules will
begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, in Bradenton Beach.
The'community visioning process will allow citizens
and business owners a chance to plot out how the city
should look in the next 25 years. The process is being or-
chestrated by the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Commis-
sion.
Other visioning sessions will be held June 4 and
June 11.
Further information may be obtained by calling
city hall at 778-1005.


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news on Anna Maria Island."'


Hurricane Awareness Week
ongoing; season starts June 1
Hurricane Awareness Week continues
through Sunday, and weather watchers warn that
preparation is the key to surviving what is pre-
dicted to be a busy storm season.
"Preparation through education is less costly
than learning through tragedy," is how Max
Mayfield put it. He is the director of the National
Hurricane Center. "History teaches that a lack of
hurricane awareness and preparation are com-
mon threads among all major hurricane disasters.
By knowing your vulnerability and what actions
you should take, you can reduce the effects of a
hurricane disaster."
The National Hurricane Center is predicting
nine to 13 named storms this hurricane season,
with six to eight of the storms becoming hurri-
canes and two or three of the hurricanes being
severe. On average, there are about 10 named
storms, of which six are hurricanes with two of
those storms severe.
Hurricane season starts June 1 and runs
through Nov. 30.
For more about hurricanes, storm prepared-
ness and how to reason with hurricane season,
look for The Islander 10th annual hurricane sec-
tion in the May 29 edition.


Rotary opens Australia trip for
professionals
Anna Maria Island Rotary Club President Jim
Dunne is looking for four professionals to send on a
month-long trip to Australia, all expenses paid.
The trip will be part of the program that earlier this
month brought five people from Argentina to the Gulf
Coast district and sent four from this area to Argentina.
It is under Rotary International's Group Study Ex-
change program which lets Americans see how profes-
sionals in other countries "meet their responsibilities
and economic opportunities," and others visit this
country for the same purpose.
While in the area the Argentines joined the Dunnes
and members of seven Rotary clubs in the Anna Maria-
to-Naples district for a day aboard the Seafood Shack's
Showboat.
Dunne said non-Rotarian professionals between 25
and 40 are eligible for the visit early next year. Besides
the age qualification and certification of good health,
applicants must have been in their profession for at
least two years and can't be related to a Rotarian; if
they were once members of Rotary they must have
been absent from the organization for the past three
years.
Applications are due by Aug. 1 and applicants will
be interviewed in Cape Coral Aug. 17. Application
forms may be obtained from Dunne by calling him at
778-4060.

Center closed for
Memorial Day holiday
The Anna Maria Island Community Center will be
closed Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial
Day.
The center is located at 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria. For more information, call 778-1908.


Privateers plot 'raid'
on high seas cruise
Expanding their "piracy" to the high seas, the al-
ways benevolent Anna Maria Island Privateers are plot-
ting to take over a cruise ship and are opening their
ranks to 800 conspirators to help their scheme.
They have arranged for ticket sales to begin right
now for the October cruise, with rates for the overnight
party starting at $59 per bunk.
A bunk is enough for a lot of celebrating deputy
pirates, said Privateers President Mitch Stewart.
"There's entertainment, duty-free shops, around-the-
clock buffets, a busy dining room, and a very friendly
casino who's going to spend much of that night in
bed?"
The most anyone can spend for a cabin is $129 in
an "admiral suite," said the travel agency in charge of
booking for the cruise. That's Fantasy Travel, 6630
Cortez Road in Bradenton, phone 795-3900, whose
Teresa Margraf is handling the cruise. Her husband
Robert is a Privateer, Stewart noted.
There's room for 800 passengers aboard the Regal
Empress when she sails out of Port Manatee for the
overnight event. When she is well out to sea, the Pri-
vateers will capture the "Empress" ship and her cap-
tain.
The interlopers have permission from the U.S.
Coast Guard and the port authority to carry their
swords, Stewart said, but no guns or cannons allowed.
"This is our first big cruise," he said. "If it works
out well, we'll do a two-day cruise next year and then,
assuming success, more in the future."
9,000 pounds of food
collected from Islanders
Anna Maria Islanders donated 9,000 pounds of
food to Meals on Wheels in the postal workers' cam-
paign, according to final compilation of results.
The National Association of Letter Carriers picked
up food from residents and businesses on their Satur-
day rounds on May 11, in addition to delivering the
mail. Throughout the union's district, which includes
parts of the Gulf Coast from St. Petersburg to
Englewood, the mail deliverers collected 1.2 million
pounds.
Longboat breakfast Wednesday
A "Good Morning, Longboat Key" free break-
fast is scheduled for 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, at
the offices of the Longboat Key Chamber of Com-
merce, 6854 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
Open to members and prospective members, it
will feature explanations of the chamber's structure
and benefits. Reservations may be made and infor-
mation obtained at 387-9519.

Dancers rehearse Saturday
Young dancers some of them very young will
show what they've learned this season at a recital, but first
will rehearse their presentation Saturday, May 25.
They are part of the Anna Maria Island Community
Center's program, taught by Darlene Friedrich. Aged 4 to
teens, they have been learning dance from "Miss Darlene"
since the program started the 2001-02 season last fall.
The rehearsal will be from 11 a.m. until noon Satur-
day, and the recital will be from I to 2 p.m. the following
Saturday, June 1. Both will be at the Center, 407 Magno-
lia Ave., Anna Maria.
It will be the finale of the dance program for this sea-
son, the Center said. It will resume when school starts.
Further information may be obtained by calling the
Center at 778-1908.
Basketball games starting
The Anna Maria Island Community Center lo-
cated at 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria is offering
adult basketball from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $2
per player.
For more information, call 778-1908.
Oops
Recommendations by the Holmes Beach charter
review committee will be presented to the city commis-
sion at its 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 29 meeting, not May
22 as reported last week in The Islander.

Oops, Rob not Jeff
In a photograph appearing in the May 15 Islander
recognizing recipients of the 2001 Gold Blood Drive
Award, Rob Termini was incorrectly identified as Jeff.
We regret the error.


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May 13 75 88 0
May 14 73 86 0
May 15 73 89 0
May 16 76 92 0
May 17 76 94 0
May 18 80 91 0
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THE ISLANDER E MAY 22, 2002 E PAGE 11


Roser volunteers help poor


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Several Roser church volunteers have done so well
that they worked themselves out of a job for now, but
they'll be back at it next week.
They have been assembling packages of vegetable
seeds for third-world countries, working with Hope
Seeds to "Plant a seed, feed a soul." They got ahead of
the market a few weeks ago and had to take some time
off so the rest of the operation could catch up with
them.
Eight strong, they will meet again next Tuesday,
May 28, at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512
Pine Ave., Anna Maria, from 9 until 10:30 a.m., to sift
vegetable seeds into packages.
From there the seed packets will be packed into
larger packages and taken to hungry people in many
parts of the world.
It's the late-lifework of a Bradenton couple, Mike
and Jean Mueller, retirees who three years ago found
their new agricultural calling in a charity trip to Haiti.
As explained by Frank Sinnott, like them a retiree
with a new mission in Hope Seeds, the Muellers were
part of an effort by Bradenton's Hope Lutheran Church
to help the poor in that island country.
"They had been in the wholesale seed business in
the Midwest," Sinnott said, "and they included a vari-
ety of seeds with a 40-foot trailerload of food, clothing,
medical supplies and the like.
"They were told that in spite of the desperate need


for everything in the trailer, the Haitians paid no atten-
tion to anything else until the seeds had been distrib-
uted."
With that seed of an idea, the Muellers renewed
acquaintance with seed houses, farmers, even agricul-
tural conglomerates, and started gathering the seeds.
The seed producers and processors donate 90 percent
of the seeds Hope Seeds send out, and the Muellers buy
specialized ones. For distribution, Hope Seeds has
hooked up with some 800 agricultural Christian mis-
sionaries around the world.
The seeds arrive in bulk at a warehouse in Pal-
metto, where they are divided up among volunteers
including Rosers' and a big contingent of 50 to 60 in
Palmetto. The volunteers repack the seeds into packets
of a size manageable by a third-world farmer.
Since he lives on Anna Maria Island, Sinnott brings
the bulk seeds to Roser and takes the packets back to
Palmetto. Most in demand are corn or maize, upland
rice and tomatoes. Some 350,000 packages are distrib-
uted every year. Other Islanders serving with Sinnott
and his wife on governing units of Hope Seeds are Irv
and Eloise Bobbitt and Lyle and Nancy Kuhlman.
Hope Seeds operates on a budget of about $300,000
a year, most of which goes into storage and transportation
costs. It is beginning to focus also on placing agricultural
technicians in Africa, Asia and South America to help
natives produce more from their seeds.
Further information may be obtained from Hope
Seeds at 723-6051.

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Mary H. Adams
Mary H. Adams, 88, of Bradenton, died May 17.
Born in Coshocton, Ohio, Mrs. Adams came to
Manatee County from Cincinnati in 1984. She was a
homemaker. She was Episcopalian.
Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, May
23, at Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. Memorial contributions may be made
to the church, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach FL
34217, or to Shriners Children's Hospital, in care of
Sahib Temple, 600 N. Beneva Road, Sarasota FL
34232.
She is survived by husband Robert; daughters
Mary Kay of Holmes Beach and Anne A. Jeschke of
Muir Beach, Calif.; son Thomas R. of Holmes Beach;
sister Juanita Schube of Louisville, Ky.; and five grand-
children.
Evelyn C. Quigg
Evelyn C. Quigg, 93, of Holmes Beach, died May
17.
Born in Staffordville, Conn., Mrs. Quigg came to
Manatee County from Eastchester, N.Y., in 1970. She
was a homemaker and also worked in sales with Lord
& Taylor in Eastchester. She attended St. Bernard
Catholic Church, Holmes Beach.
Visitation was May 20 and services May 21 at the
church. Burial was at Mansion Memorial Park in
Ellenton. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island Chapel,
was in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by daughter Althea O'Sullivan of
Holmes Beach; sons Ray of Holmes Beach and Clark
of Harwick, Mass; sister Virginia Hilinski of Manches-
ter, Conn.; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchil-
dren.
Anne M. Reardon
Anne M. Reardon, 83, of Bradenton, died May 13.
Born in Boston, Ms. Reardon came to Manatee


County from there in 1985. She was a secretary and
bookkeeper at Coloured Picture Publishers of Bos-
ton. She attended Saint Mary's Traditional Roman
Catholic Church, Bradenton. She was active in com-
munity functions at Presbyterian Villas, Bradenton.
Visitation was May 16 and services May 17 at the
church. Burial will be in Manasota Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American
Cancer Society, 600 U.S. 301 Blvd. W., Suite 136,
Bradenton FL 34205. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home is
in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by daughters Susan Kettlar of Anna
Maria Island, Katheryn Clarke of Bradenton, Diane
Haack of St. Petersburg, and Michelle Jones of
Raymond, N.H.; sons David of North Adams, Mass.,
Michael of Jamaica Plain, Mass., and William Jr. of
Bradenton; sisters Florence Giangrande of Winchester,
Mass., Joan Grace of Arlington, Mass., and Kathleen
Grace of Woburn, Mass.; brother Thomas Hennessey
of Pensacola; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grand-
children.
Robert H. Theobald
Robert H. Theobald, 50, of Bradenton, died May
16.
Born in Holdrege, Neb., Mr. Theobald came to
Manatee County from Garden City, Kan., in 2000.
He was a clerk at Circle K in Holmes Beach. He at-
tended First Presbyterian Church of Beaver City,
Neb.
Memorial services will be in Beaver City at a later
date. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice
of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand. Blvd., Sarasota FL
34238. Brown and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of
arrangements.
He is survived by daughter Holly Anne of Topeka,
Kan.; son Dustin Ross of Basalt, Colo.; mother Florine
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Island Players' Todd directing his last finale


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Geoffrey Todd, 22 years with the Island Players
and 25 plays as director, says this season is his last with
the Anna Maria theater group.
He hasn't been invited back for the next season
after the current "Keys for Two" closes out the season,
he said, and he doesn't know why and if anyone else
does, he hasn't been told.
Management is equally confused, it seems, for the
incoming president of the Players said Todd had said
"this is my last play as director" and the whole thing "is
not as if he is being rejected."
That was Alice Doeden speaking as current first
vice president, the office which traditionally selects the
next season's directors before moving up to president.
Outgoing President Marilyn Moroni said Todd "simply
wasn't chosen this time around."
Guest directors are selected year by year and play


by play, Doeden explained.
Todd said that in his 22 years here he has seen the
Players grow into "a very good repertory group," and
indicated his part of that success was as "someone who
put buns on the theater seats for years."
He's not worried, he said, for "actors work until
they die" and he has 40 years' background in theater,
starting with training by the Old Vic company in Lon-
don and 18 years on England's stages.
This summer he and his wife will spend a month
or so in the United Kingdom and he'll check around
there for work, as well as elsewhere in the United States
He'd like to be within commuting distance of
Bradenton, where he has lived since 1980.
"We're very sad that Geoff is leaving after many
fine years here," said Doeden. "On the other hand, it
may turn out good for him to broaden his scope out
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THE ISLANDER 0 MAY 22, 2002 0 PAGE 13


Privateers president presents pins for philanthropy


Mitch Stewart is willing to do a lot for charity, even
expose his big hairy legs to public view.
The Anna Maria Island Privateers president is
competing in the "Mr. Legs 2002 Contest," a compe-
tition based less on legs than on raising funds for the
American Cancer Society.
A candidate gets one vote for each $10 he brings
into the Manatee County unit of the cancer society, and
the annual competition gets fierce before it's all settled
in August.
The winner will be announced Aug. 17 at the 14th
annual Tennis Shoe Ball, a black-tie spoof whose dress
is gowns and tuxedos with tennis shoes. More than 500
persons witness and applaud the competing legs each
year.
Stewart has some impressive shoes well, at least
socks to fill: Last year's countywide winner was the
Island's Dr. Scott Kosfeld, and it took him tremendous
planning and work to amass more than $16,000 for the


cancer society and cop the prize.
Stewart has met with Kosfeld, to see what winning
pointers he can pick up. They aren't plotting, he insists,
just a couple of knobby-kneed men meeting and greet-
ing and trying to keep the championship on their Island.
Stewart already has big plans, with $10 one-vote T-
shirts bearing his own logo, a pirate sporting one
wooden leg and one hairy one. He is putting together
a big fundraising party July 28 at D Coy Ducks in
Holmes Beach.
He also has set up a donation jar at Duffy's Tav-
ern, and plans to plant others around the Island and
Cortez and West Bradenton.
"It's all great fun in a great cause," he said, point-
ing out that the Tennis Shoe Ball and Mr. Legs contest
are a major part of the Manatee cancer society unit's
fundraising.
He is open to suggestions as well as donations at
748-2143.


Scenic Highway wants trolley stop in Holmes Beach


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The Bradenton Beach Scenic Highway Corridor
Management Entity will ask officials of the Manatee
Trolley for another trolley stop, this one in Holmes
Beach.
CME member Fawn Ker said the trolley, at
present, only stops at Publix along East Bay Drive. A
stop at the Anna Maria Island Shopping Center is nec-
essary, because it's a long walk from Publix to the
shopping center, she said.
There was also a general discussion about the
Manatee County Area Transit trolley, including the
rudeness of just a few drivers.
Drivers are being educated, Ker said, and she
hoped they would eventually offer some verbal infor-
mation to trolley riders on the history of the Island and
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city, including speed limit signs. He was making a list
of signs to get rid of.
At the same time, Ker suggested a sign at every
entrance to the city observing that there is no parking
on any city-owned right of way.
Police Chief Sam Speciale rejected any idea of
converting all speed limits to a maximum of 25 miles
per hour. That would produce a serious traffic flow
problem in the city, he claimed.
The CME also heard that the welcome sign at the
foot of Cortez Bridge has not been completed yet.
Mayor John Chappie said the Bridgeport
Homeowners Association would likely give approval,
but they would probably want an agreement with the
city on maintenance.
CME member Judy Giovanelli is still looking for


50 signatures from beachfront property owners who
would like to have the county-funded dunes revegeta-
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School is out Friday!
No more teachers, no more books. School lets
out for the summer Friday, May 24.
Students at Anna Maria Elementary School,
however, will be bringing home classroom assign-
ments for the next school year. According to Prin-
cipal Tim Kolbe, students will be notified which
teacher's classroom to report to for the 2002-03
school year with their report cards, which will be
sent home on the last day of school.
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a consensus at a recent work session to leave
Birdie Tebbetts Field a youth baseball and
soccer field without lighting.
The decision was based on the belief that
neighbors would oppose the nighttime lights.
According to Commission Chairman Rich
Bohnenberger, the lighting at the tennis courts
nearby already generates complaints from resi-
dents.
Commissioner Sandy Haas-Martens, who
lives near the ball field, told the commission that
many of her neighbors oppose lighting the ball
field and one neighbor sold his home and moved
to avoid the lights.
Most of the residents affected by the light-
ing issue are gone for the summer, said Haas-
Martens, and therefore unavailable to the com-
mission for input.
Rather than waiting for most of the residents
to return to Holmes Beach, the commission
chose not to put off a decision.
The city presently has $50,000 allocated for
lighting the ball field, all of it donated by the
Hagen Foundation for that purpose and the
Hagen family apparently wants a resolution.
Mayor Carol Whitmore said she would
meet with Rex Hagen to promote an alternative
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Islander Reporter
Despite what some might think, the Manatee Trol-
ley serving Anna Maria Island is not a school bus and
students using the trolley should exercise caution when
exiting the trolley.
That's what Manatee County Area Transit Market-
ing Manager Susan Hancock has been preaching to
Island students the past two weeks in visits to Island
Middle School and Anna Maria Elementary School.
"I've told them this is not a school bus, this is pub-
lic transportation, that traffic doesn't have to stop for
the trolley or for them, and the trolley is not going to
wait for them to cross the street before moving on,"
said Hancock..
"We want them to stop and let the trolley and traffic
pass before they cross the street. We want them to utilize
the trolley, but we want them to remember safety."
Hancock said she also addressed the students on be-
havior.
While there have only been a few complaints,
Hancock said behavior on the trolley must be to adult
standards. The driver can order unruly passengers to
leave at any time, she said, and in extreme cases, can
call upon the Manatee County Sheriff's Office to deal
with a behavioral problem.
A list of "rider rules" will be posted at the entrance
doors to each trolley very soon, she added. Once those are
in place, drivers will become more stringent in dealing
with current behavior problems or a future dress code.
All riders must wear a shirt, said Hancock, but trol-
ley drivers have been lenient in enforcing the rule un-
til the signs are posted.
"We're still fine-tuning the rules, but we're going
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bus pass for kids 18 and under at $7 for one month and
$20 for the entire summer.
Everyone rides the trolley for free, but the bus pass
can be used for transfers to the mainland and trips into
Bradenton. "This is a good idea for kids with summer
jobs in town," Hancock said.
She's heard nothing yet from any government
committee or agency on adding more trolley stops on
the Island, but would welcome any input on where
another stop might be needed.
MCAT is also considering adding an intercom sys-
tem to allow drivers to dispense facts and information
about the Island to riders. Several businesses and orga-
nizations have said visitors would welcome this type of
interaction, particularly during the winter season.

Emergency Medical Services
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week is being held this week (May 19-25) and
Manatee County Emergency Medical Services
and personnel are participating with open
houses and demonstrations.
Local EMS providers are "on call for life,"
said a press release from the county EMS office.
Persons, groups or organizations interested
in touring the 911 center and meeting the men
and women responsible for providing emer-
gency services should call Lt. Larry Leinhauser
at 749-3022, ext. 3568, for further information.
"Please give these professionals the recog-
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THE ISLANDER E MAY 22, 2002 N PAGE 15


Charter review not heading toward city manager


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria's charter review committee seems
to be moving away from any consensus to recom-
mend the city change its form of government to that
of a council-city manager.
There are several reasons why the idea of a city
manager form of government doesn't seem to fit in
Anna Maria, not the least of which is cost, said com-
mittee chairman Tom Aposporos.
During the Holmes Beach charter review, that
committee learned that salary and benefits for a pro-
fessional city manager would run about $90,000 a
year at a minimum. That's nearly 10 percent of Anna
Maria's entire annual budget. Additionally, most
Florida cities with a manager have a population of at
least 5,000 people. A city manager would report di-
rectly to the city commission.
But that doesn't mean the Anna Maria commit-
tee is tossing out the idea of professional administra-
tion in the city, Aposporos said.
Instead, the city could create a provision in the
charter where the city commission could employ a
city administrator under the mayor.
The idea is still under discussion by the commit-
tee.
But there is now a general belief among commit-
tee members that the current charter requires a more
clear separation of powers.
"We should strengthen the role of the executive,
but not at the expense of the legislature [city com-
mission]," Aposporos said.
With rising real estate values in Anna Maria, the
"stakes are very high," in city planning and develop-
ment, and this has been coming for some time,
Aposporos said.
The informal way of governing will disappear
because of mounting pressure resulting from high
real estate prices, Aposporos predicted. As an ex-
ample, he cited a recent planning and zoning board
meeting where tempers flared between board mem-
bers and a lawyer representing developers of a ma-
jor, multi-million dollar project proposed in the city.
Like it or not, the city is changing and the char-
ter must address the future of the city.
"We want the charter to be responsible to the
present and future needs of Anna Maria," he said.
Other issues that must be immediately addressed for
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Aposporos is preparing a summation of commit-
tee discussions on the various forms of municipal
government that will be presented at the May 28
meeting. A number of recommendations for changes
in the charter have already been given preliminary


Wednesday, May 22
8 to 10 a.m. Longboat Key Chamber
of Commerce presents "How to Hire and Re-
tain Good Employees" with speaker Tom
Davenport at the Holiday Inn, 4949 Gulf of
Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information:
387-9519.
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Longboat Key
Chamber of Commerce presents "Marketing
in the New Economy" with speaker Andy Fox
at the Holiday Inn, 4949 Gulf of Mexico Drive,
Longboat Key. Information: 387-9519.
2 p.m., Sea Turtle Lighting Workshop at
Holmes Beach city Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 708-5833.
7 p.m. Family storytime at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 778-6341.
7 to 8:30 p.m. Adult basketball at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-
1908. Fee applies.

Thursday, May 23
6p.m. Little League baseball awards at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center ball
field, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Infor-
mation: 778-1908.
7:30 a.m. Longboat Key Chamber of
Commerce Small Business Person of the
Year awards breakfast at the Holiday Inn,
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Aposporos will make a progress report to the
city commission at the end of June and anticipates
that final charter review recommendations will be
ready for presentation to the commission by the
committee's self-imposed August 31 deadline.


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Saturday, May 25
10:30 a.m. "Ducks and Geese" pre-
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Sarasota. Information: 388-4444.

Wednesday, May 29
8 to 9 a.m. "Good Morning Longboat
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Longboat Key. Information: 387-9519.
7 to 8:30 p.m. Adult basketball at the
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Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information:
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Coming up:
Stepping stones class at Anna Maria
Island Community Center May 30 and 31.
U.S.A./Latin American Extravaganza at
the Riverfront Theatre May 31.
Opening exhibit "Small Stuff" at
L'Attitudes Gallery June 1.
Miss Darlene's dance class recital at
Anna Maria Island Community Center June
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Public Beach June 2.
Opening reception for Valeri Rose at
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Streetlife


Island police reports
Anna Maria City
No reports available.

Bradenton Beach
May 3, 2100 block of Avenue A, criminal mis-
chief. A woman reported damage to her garage door.
According to the report, she found a three-inch hole on
one of the door panels.
May 4, 100 block of 11th Street South, burglary.
-A man reported that his truck was broken into during
the night. According to the report, he left the unlocked
vehicle parked in his carport.
May 4, 100 block of 12th Street South, burglary.
A man reported that his vehicle had been broken into
during the night. According to the report, a carton of
cigarettes was stolen from the vehicle, which was
parked in the driveway of the victim's residence.
May 6, 1500 Gulf Drive S., Coquina Park, infor-
mation. While on patrol, officers found a woman and
her infant son sleeping in the bed of a pickup truck. The
woman told officers she recently left her husband in
Indiana and was on her way to visit a girlfriend in Ft.
Lauderdale. Officers, however, discovered that her li-
cense had been suspended and her tag had expired.
According to the report, there were empty bottles of
Jim Beam liquor in the vehicle and officers believed the
woman was intoxicated. Child Protection Services was
contacted and, according to the report, after question-
ing, an investigator from the agency took custody of the
infant. The mother was free to leave and given a court
date to petition for her child.
May 6, 100 block of 10th Street North, criminal
mischief. According to the report, someone gained
entry to a vehicle by cutting through the plastic roof.


Ex-soldier honored
Thomas H. Schmidterrer of
Anna Maria receives a French
government certificate from
Christophe Bouchard,
France's consul general at
Miami. The certificate is a
"Thank You America" honor
given to Allied soldiers who
helped liberate France in
World War II. Schmidtetter
served with the 601st Field
Artillery Battalion (Pack), 10th
Mountain Division, Fifth
Army.


Holmes Beach Police Officer Pete Lannon is
the city's "officer of the year."
Lannon's duties as the community policing of-
ficer include serving as the School Resource Officer
for Anna Maria Elementary School and the Island
Middle School.
According to Chief Jay Romine, Lannon has de-
veloped a close relationship with the students and is
genuinely interested in all of the students' well-being.
"The students consider Officer Lannon not only
as a mentor and a role model, but also as a good
friend," Romine said. "It is not uncommon to find


Nothing of value was missing from the vehicle.
May 7, 135 Bridge St., Bridge Tender Inn, battery.
A woman claimed that a man touched her inappropri-
ately. According to the report, the man was taken into
custody.
May 8, 100 block of First Street North, informa-
tion. A man reported that the plants in his yard had been -
damaged and his wind chime was stolen.
May 10, 100 block of Bridge Street, lost property.
A man reported his cell phone missing.
May 10, 2000 Gulf Drive S., Coquina Park, alco-
hol violation. While on patrol, officers found an 18-
year-old male drinking beer in the park. He was issued
a notice to appear for possession of alcohol under the
age of 21.
May 11, 100 Gulf Drive N., Circle K, drug arrest.
Adam McDermid, 18, of Bradenton, was arrested af-
ter selling marijuana to a police officer. According to
the report, a metal scale and a total of 10 bags of mari-


Lannon attending school and community func-
tions on his own time, and he never hesitates to
perform whatever duties the department asks of
him. He is truly a role model, not only for the stu-
dents, but also for his co-workers."
Lannon has been employed with the Holmes
Beach Police Department for two years. He
worked previously with the Palmetto Police De-
partment, the Carrboro (N.C.) Police Department
and the Warrenton (N.C.) Police Department.
Romine nominated Lannon for the Manatee
County 100 Club County Officer of the Year.


juana were in the defendant's vehicle. McDermid was
charged with sale of a controlled substance, possession
of a controlled substance with intent to sell and posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia. The driver of his vehicle,
Andrea Peterson, 19, of Bradenton, was charged as an
accessory to the sale of a controlled substance.
May 11, 103 Gulf Drive N., Banana Cabana, infor-
mation. The owner of the restaurant filed a report de-
scribing a verbal disagreement with an employee he
had fired. According to the report, he wanted the infor-
mation filed in case the employee came back to cause
trouble.
May 11, 300 Bay Drive S., boat dock, battery. Two
men got into a fight over damage to a boat dock. Ac-
cording to the report, the damage resulted from a boat
hitting the dock.
May 12, 200 block of Second Street North, battery.
A man was arrested for physically abusing his girl-
friend. According to the report, upon arriving at the
scene, officers also found marijuana and parapherna-
lia on the coffee table of the residence. The male in
custody claimed it belonged to him.
May 13, 100 block of 12th Street North, burglary.
A Hummingbird Fish Finder was reportedly stolen
from a boat.

Holmes Beach
May 15, 500 block of 67th Street, burglary. A man
reported two checks stolen from his checkbooks. Ac-
cording to the report, the checks had already cleared his
bank.
May 16, 3602 East Bay Drive, Beach Unlimited,
assist other agency. An employee was turned over to
the Manatee County Sheriff's Office on a warrant.
According to the report, deputies discovered the war-
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crafts, food and fun at the Bridge Street Festival.
Jessica Aplin, 5 months old, from Sussex, England,
caught a few Z's during the event..


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A good crowd showed up on Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach on Saturday and Sunday for the big festival.
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Moving on up


Congratulations are in order for the
2002 class of graduates of Anna Maria El-
ementary School. Teachers, school staff,
graduates, parents, families and friends
will attend a luncheon at the Beach House
Restaurant in Bradenton Beach Thursday,
May 23, in celebration of the occasion.
Principal Tim Kolbe will present
awards to straight-A and straight-B stu-
dents, awards for straight-A's in math, citi-
zenship, perfect attendance, and other rec-
ognitions, followed by a presentation.
He will be assisted by Parent-Teacher
Organization President Lori Guerin. Each
student will receive a "certificate of
completion" and many congratulations on
the achievement, and next year "move up"
to middle school.

2002 Fifth-Grade Graduates
Anne Kinnan's Class:
Patrick Anderson
Justin Anton
Kory Boak
Lance Burger
Terra Cole
Shelby Daniels
Madison Easterling
Tyler Fitzgerald
Carmine Galati
Ryan Guerin
Nathan Hickerson
Chelsea Hutchison
Mark Krauss
Maxwell Marnie
Kayleigh Monetti
Cameron Moraz
Dylan Mullen


Alex Patton
Sarah Platt
Hilary Powers
Dylan Quattromani
Matthew Shafer
Anne-Sophie Staebler
Ashley Underwood
Celia Ware
Cody Woten

Joyce Ellis' (Steve Motkowicz) class
Marley Auerbach
Josh Bargo
Carly Bartlett
Brittany Bibee
Nicole Carbone
Christian Chamberlain
Lance Durham
Andrew Fortenberry
Zachary Geeraerts
Jordan Graeff
Emily Hostetler
Kelley Ice
Elizabeth Matney
Flannery McClung
Jarrod McKenzie
Benjamin Murphy
Damon Nipper
Marisa O'Brien
Lacey Reddy
Matthew Sain
Kyle Schultz
Kyla Secor
Clarissa Sportelli
Benjamin Valdivieso
Kyle Victor
Severin Walstad
Mark Whitley


Caught in the WAVE
Anna Maria Elementary School students recognized for civic achievements May
17 at the We Are Very Exceptional "WAVE" awards include: Gussie Lardas,
Austin Frische, Glenn Bower, Jay Beard, Max Staebler, Nick Galati, Chelsea Du
De Voire, Heath English, Shelby Boley, Sarah Falls, Rita Lott, Molly
McDonough, Lacey Meshes, Kara Nelson, Stephanie Schenk, Cana Sylvester,
Barbara Van Andel, Razan Waliagha, Emily White and Laura Wilks. Recipients
of the WAVE award receive a coupon for a free serving of ice cream at Mama
Lo's in Anna Maria.


Who's who?
Island Middle School students and teacher Mary Mazza are dressed as their
favorite people for Fun Friday. In the front row, left to right, Vera Pentagrast is
dressed as her mom, Alexa Thorne is dressed as Wade Boggs and Katie Dittmeier
is also dressed as her mom. Back row, left to right, Cody Beaver is dressed as
Frodo Baggins, Kaylee Clark is dressed as Mark McGwire, Sarah Melendez is
dressed as herself Lori Manali is also dressed as Pentagrast's mom, and Mazza
is dressed as Snoopy. Islander Photo: Andrea Dennis


Thumbs up
Anna Maria Elementary School Principal Tim Kolbe was out with a team of
parents and teachers to drum up support for the May 21 half-penny school tax
vote. Voters in Manatee County determined whether or not to initiate a 15-year
half-penny sales tax to fund the county's school system. Islander Photo: Diana
Bogan .


Make-up fun
Island Middle School student Katie Dittmeier puts on her clowning face recently
when Linda Mueller, a professional clown, instructed the face "painting" in Mary
Mazza's art enrichment class. Mueller helped the students focus on the clown
experience, the feeling of applying makeup, and stressed that character is the
most important part of being a clown. Islander Photo. Andrea Dennis





THE ISLANDER E MAY 22, 2002 0 PAGE 21


Kiwanis, WMFD fall short in interleague tourney play


By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Correspondent
Both Island teams dropped out of the first-ever
interleague tournament between teams from Manatee
East, North River American and the Anna Maria Little
Leagues on Friday, May 17, at Norma Lloyd Park in
Bradenton.
Kiwanis dropped a 6-1 decision to Manaclean,
while WMFD lost 14-4 to Manatee Family Medicine.
Both Island teams, however, won a few games in
the tournament and played tough, serving notice that
they will need to be reckoned with come All-Star time.
Kiwanis and WMFD each finished with 2-2 records,
though they arrived there by different paths.
Kiwanis won its first two games over Goodson
Electric and Manatee Family Medicine by 2-0 scores
before dropping consecutive decisions to Regional En-
gineering and Manaclean by identical 6-1 scores.
WMFD suffered a close 8-6 loss to Manaclean
before regrouping to record a 12-0 win over Charles
Roy Roofing and a 7-4 victory over Zoller Construc-
tion until running into a hot MFM team in its final
game.
Next up for Island ball players is the completion of
the Island World Series in both the majors and AAA
and the upcoming awards ceremony, which will be
held beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 23, for T-ball
and AA divisions. AAA and Majors awards will be
handed out at 7 p.m. Both ceremonies will take place
on the baseball field at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center.
Kiwanis' Pat Cole has to be considered the front-
runner for the MVP award, though teammate Connor
Bystrom and Zach Geeraerts and Sean Price from
WMFD will receive consideration as well.

Kiwanis 2, Goodson 0
Connor Bystrom limited Goodson Electric to two
hits while striking out nine in six shutout innings to
propel Kiwanis to a 2-0 win in the opener of the
interleague tournament Monday, May 13, at the Cen-
ter.
Bystrom had to be on his game as there just wasn't
a lot of offense to spare as Goodson Electric pitching
held Kiwanis to two runs on five hits. Bystrom scored
the game-winner in the third inning when he singled
and later scored on a fielder's choice by Tyler
Schneerer.


WMFD third baseman Nick Sato receives the ball a second too late to record an out on MFM's Marc Monroe
during action at the Interleague Tournament at Norma Lloyd Park. Islander Photos: Kevin Cassidy


Kiwanis added an insurance run in the fifth when
a walk by Patrick Cole was followed by consecutive
singles from Schneerer and Tanner Pelkey for a 2-0
lead.
Charlie Woodson and Shane Pelkey each added
singles to complete the offense for Kiwanis, which
moves on to meet Manatee Family Medicine in the
second round.

Manaclean 8, WMFD 6
WMFD fell behind 6-1 to Manatee East champs
Manaclean before rallying for five runs over the final
three innings to make things interesting. The final re-
sult in the May 13 game saw Manaclean advance with
an 8-6 win, while WMFD dropped into the loser's
bracket for a survival game against Charles Roy Roof-
ing.
Sean Price and Nick Sato each doubled and scored
a run for WMFD, which managed to outhit Manaclean
5-3. Zach Geeraerts singled, doubled, and scored once


for WMFD, which also received a single and one run
scored from Lance Burger.
Michael Ohiman singled and scored for
Manaclean, which also received singles from Justin
Langman and Andrew Anacleto. Cody Clark and Ryan
Gallo each scored two runs for Manaclean and the team
moved into the second round to play Troxler & Smith.

Kiwanis 2, Medicine 0
Shane Pelkey scattered six hits over five innings
while striking out four to lead Kiwanis past Manatee
Family Medicine for the third time this season. The 2-
0 win on Tuesday, May 14, sends Kiwanis into the
third round of the interleague tournament where they'll
meet Regional Engineering.
Connor Bystrom reached on an error and Pat Cole
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came in and shut the door on any hopes of an MFM
comeback with a one-two-three inning.
Cole, Schneerer, and Charlie Woodson managed
the only hits on the day off of MFM pitcher Joe
Dowling who struck out nine during the complete-
game loss. Chris Danna had a pair of singles to pace
MFM at the plate, while Chris Monroe, Marc Monroe
and Ryan LaProva each added singles to the MFM at-
tack.

WMFD 12, Roofing 0
Jarrod McKenzie went 2-for-3, including a home
run and two runs scored, to back the pitching of Sean
Price, who threw a two-hit shutout with sijx strikeouts
to lead WMFD to a 12-0 win over Charles Roy Roof-
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Nick Sato added a two-run triple and one run
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age when he induced Alex Phillips to ground out to
second to end the inning.
Zach Geeraerts and Burger each added a run in the
second when Geeraerts singled and Burger reached on
an error. Geeraerts scored on a single by Price and
Burger scored on a passed ball for a 5-0 lead.
Price finished the day 3-for-3, including a pair of
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The Anna Maria Island Community Center's sum-
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June 21 at the Center. The league will run from June
29 through August with a one-week break for the
Fourth of July holiday.
Cost is $30 per player for Center members and $35
for non-members in boys age divisions U10 and U12
and a girls U12 division. Sign up as individual players,
or six players can sign up as a team. AMICC indoor
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THE ISLANDER N MAY 22, 2002 0 PAGE 23


Double aces for Holmes Beach golfer defies odds


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Some golfers play their whole lives and never
get a hole-in-one.
For Holmes Beach resident Paul Phillips,
acing the 170-yard, par-3 11th hole at Waterlefe
Golf Club in Bradenton on May 9 was the high-
light of his 12-year golfing career.
Using a 6-iron from the tee, Phillips didn't see
the ball go in the hole as the flag was hidden, but
knew the ball was close. Playing partner Merritt
Fineout drove to the green and confirmed the ace
for Phillips. Other members of the group were
Lewis Bartow and William Downes.
"I had figured I'd never make a hole-in-one, so
I was really excited."
Following his Waterlefe experience, Phillips
played again Saturday, May 11, at his home
course, Key Royale in Holmes Beach, with regu-
lar partners Al Morgan, Dick Grimme and Vince
Mercadante.
"We had just made the turn and I was telling
everybody how I hit the 6-iron at Waterlefe for the
hole-in-one," said Phillips.
"We were standing on the 10th tee and they
were laughing and said, 'Why don't you do it
again?'"
Imagine Phillips' surprise when his 5-iron shot
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cup.
"I was stunned, to say the least," Phillips said.
"I never dreamed I'd even get one, and then I got
two in two days."
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Holmes Beach resident golfer Paul Phillips
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Royale in Holmes Beach. The aces were the
first-ever for Phillips. Islander Photo: Rick
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Alas, Phillips returned to the land of mortals
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Shipwreck tales: stories without happy endings


Shipwrecks have been in the news of late, and one
just off Anna Maria Island may be on its way to state
acclaim as a historic underwater marine preserve.
The "Regina" was a steam schooner that sank just
off Bradenton Beach during a storm in 1940. It has
been a popular dive spot for years and is now being
considered for inclusion as a part of Florida's Maritime
Heritage Trail, which includes 15 wrecks off the coast
of the Sunshine State.
There's some sort of fascination with shipwrecks.
Pirate treasure, gold doubloons, sea chests full of rare jew-
els and all that stuff brings back the kid in many of us.
Unfortunately, we often forget the tragic events that
led to the formation of the wrecks.
The following account of the floundering of the
"Regina" is from "Fog's Comin' In," by Doris M. Green.
The superstructure mentioned disappeared long ago.
Just north of the Island end of the Cortez Bridge,
about 50 yards offshore, a black rusted object can be
seen protruding from the Gulf waters. Few know or
remember what it is unless they were on the beach
March 8, 1940, or have asked about the object. A con-
verted tanker, the "Regina," laden with 350,000 gallons
of molasses, was being towed from Cuba to New Or-
leans by the Cuban tugboat "Minian."
A late winter storm developed on Friday with gale
force winds and pounding 8- to 10-foot waves and by
nightfall the temperature had dropped in the 30s. The
tug and barge were possibly headed for the shelter of
Tampa Bay when the tow line between the two vessels
sheared off, whether by accident or deliberately cut by
the crew trying to save themselves. The eight-man
tanker crew and a German shepherd dog were left
stranded on the sandbar. The Coast Guard in St. Peters-
burg was alerted but in the darkness it was too danger-
ous to send a rescue boat. They loaded an old PBT sea-
plane with rescue supplies for an early Saturday morn-
ing flight to the floundering barge.
It took about a half-hour to reach the spot on the
beach. After circling as low as they dared, they dropped
life jackets and supplies but the near hurricane force
winds blew them towards shore and beyond reach of
the crew seen hanging on the rails with waves crash-
ing over them. All during the previous night, crowds
had gathered on the beach and kept fires going to en-
courage the stricken crew. In addition to the seaplane,
the Coast Guard had sent a truck with a gun used to
shoot lines out to the barge, but were unsuccessful.
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About 10 a.m. my younger brother, Clayton (Jap),
aged 18, and other friends went over to the island to
watch the attempted rescue operations. Shortly before
they arrived the ship's cook, a black man named
Sevrino Canersines, and his dog had jumped into the
raging waves in an attempt to swim ashore, but soon
disappeared in the water. Their bodies later washed up
on the beach. Two other men had jumped into the wa-
ter trying to make it to safety and were struggling in the
waves to stay afloat. Jap volunteered to swim out to
them with a long rope tied securely around his waist
and the other end held by the men on shore.
When he finally reached them, he grabbed one
man by his jacket and pulled him to the rope and the
other crewman was able to grab the rope. All were
pulled to safety by the men on shore. Jap said he was
freezing and very tired when he reached the beach
and hurried home to get out of the wet clothes and
did not return to the beach.
Several attempts were made by men in boats to
reach the barge but the waves were too high. Finally,
Furman Smith from Palma Sola ventured out in a small
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was successful in reaching the barge. They tied the rope
to the stranded vessel and the remaining crew made it
safely to shore by holding onto the rope. Later Jap and
Furman were awarded trophies by the Bradenton
Chamber of Commerce for their heroism.
Quite a tale, huh?

'SS Tarpon' tale
The story behind the sinking of one of the sites
on the Florida Maritime Heritage Trail caught my
eye the saga of the last hours of the "SS Tarpon,"
a 160-foot-long steamer that for 20 years plied the
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1937, when the "Tarpon" had logged 700,000 sea
miles, she took off from Mobile to Panama City with
a staggering amount of cargo: 200 tons of general
cargo, 200 barrels of fuel oil, and 15 tons of fresh wa-
ter. The ship had no radio.
Although the weather forecast called for calm
winds and seas, it was not to be. The wind freshened,
and a leak in the bow was more than the pumps
could handle.
Cargo began to be jettisoned, but the winds reached
gale force and waves began to break over the vessel.
First Mate L.E. Danford ordered the ship to make way
toward shore with the idea of beaching it.
Capt. Willis Barrow overruled and ordered the ship
to regain course, but it was too late. The ship sank
about 10 miles from shore, stern-first.
The waves washed crew members off the vessel.
Lifeboats were launched, but capsized. One crew mem-
ber finally swam to shore after spending 25 hours in the
water and was picked up by a passing motorist, who
drove him to Panama City where he reported the disas-
ter. The Coast Guard dispatched boats and a seaplane,
and rescued the survivors.
Of the 31 people on board the "Tarpon," 18 lost
their lives.
A marine investigation board was convened, and full
blame for the sinking was placed against the ship's cap-
tain. The board also recommended that all ships sailing out
of sight of land be required to have a radio on board.

A shipwreck oopss'
What is supposed to be the largest artificial reef in
the world hasn't had a very auspicious start.
The 510-foot-long retired naval vessel "Spiegel
Grove" has been sunk off Key Largo all right, but un-
fortunately not in quite the manner expected: it flipped
over unexpectedly and sank upside down, with about
a quarter of its hull sticking out of the water.
A whole slew of folks have been working for eight
years to obtain the ship and sink it just offshore to serve
as a diving mecca. The Key Largo Chamber of Commerce
first came up with the idea in 1994 that the ship would take
some of the pressure of too many divers off the coral reefs.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said
there were too many potentially toxic paints, wires and
chemicals on the vessel to let it sink without being
cleaned. That process took a few years before getting
an EPA clean bill of health. The total cost to buy, clean
and sink the ship came to about $1 million.
Last Friday was the big day. Explosives were
placed in the hull, and water was being pumped into the
hull to help it gently settle on the bottom when it sud-
denly turned turtle and sank at the stern. Everybody got
off the vessel safely.
The problem now is how to roll the "Spiegel
Grove" over while it's mostly full of water.
No big problem, right?

Sandscript factoid
Of the 15 shipwrecks currently within the Florida
Maritime Heritage Trail, only two are in the Gulf of
Mexico, both in Panhandle waters.


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THE ISLANDER E MAY 22, 2002 N PAGE 25


Fishing tourneys, classes galore coming up


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Don't forget the fishing class at 6:30 p.m. Thurs-
day, May 23, at the auditorium of Anna Maria Island
Elementary School. Capt. Rick Gross, Capt. Thom
Smith and I will talk about "Times, Tides and Tackle."
Cost is $35 and will include an Islander "fishing col-
lege" T-shirt, artificial lures and we'll have door prizes
including X-Plores floating pliers. Kids 16 and under
get in free if accompanied with an adult, and all pro-
ceeds will go to the school.
Pre-register at The Islander, or at the door at 6:30
p.m. Thursday. Only 35 "students" will be admitted.
And congratulations to all the 150 boats who en-
tered the 19th Annual Sam Crosthwait Memorial Fish-
ing Tournament last weekend. Offshore winners were
Capt. Scott Rickert with Team Reel Screamer Too;
inshore honors went to Taylor Chadsey and his Team
Flats Broke; and the junior division was won by Capt.
Jordan Littlefield, Carson Matthew, Craig White and
Joey Stinton, all from Palmetto. Capt. Logan Bystrom
and his buddy Dominic Termini, both age 14, took
home second-place junior trophies.
As to fishing action, tarpon time is here big-
time. There are lots of the silver kings rolling off the
beaches, but hookups seem to be slim, although a few
captains are reeling in some 150-pound tarpon right
now, with better catches expected every day.
Mackerel is a good target offshore, grouper and
snapper remain excellent catches in the Gulf, and trout
and catch-and-release snook are very, very popular in
the backwater.
Capt. Sam Kimball on Legend charters out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said he's catching
permit up to 25 pounds, mackerel to 4 pounds, bonita
and he's spotting lots of tarpon off the beaches.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's said he's putting his charters onto lots of
catch-and-release snook, redfish up to 30 inches in
length, trout to 22 inches, and permit about 15 miles out
in the Gulf. Tarpon are here, but he's having a hard
time getting them to take a hook.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle reminds
everyone that his "Fishing the Islands" tournament will
be June 15, and he predicts it will be the biggest and
best ever. As to local fishing, Bill said there are lots of
mackerel being caught plus big trout in the backwaters.


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Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business said his best
bets are mackerel, catch-and-release snook, a few red-
fish and an occasional cobia.
-Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach said permit are harder to get, but mack-
erel are pretty thick offshore. He's also getting lots of
grouper and big trout in the bays.
Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
anglers are coming in with reports of lots of catch-and-
release snook, keeper-sized trout and flounder.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
trout and flounder are good bets in Terra Ceia Bay, black
drum to 10 pounds are being reeled in at the cut, and there
are lots of tarpon hookups under the Sunshine Skyway.


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Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said there are a
lot of big cobia around the docks, but they don't seem
to be hungry. However, big redfish are hitting well, as
are catch-and-release snook at night and mackerel in
the morning.
At the Anna Maria City Pier, anglers report good
catches of mackerel, pompano, snook, big jacks and
lots of rolling tarpon.
Capt. Thorn Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he's catching catch-and-release snook to 28
inches in length, trout to 21 inches and a few redfish.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide out of
Holmes Beach said he's getting grouper to 15 pounds,
amberjack to 30 pounds and snapper to 5 pounds, add-
ing that the run of blackfin tuna appears to have ended.
Capt. Mark Bradow said it's definitely tarpon
time right now, with some of the silver kings being
hooked topping better than 150 pounds.
On my boat Magic, we've been catching trout to
26 inches, reds to 24 inches, lots of Spanish mackerel
to 26 inches and keeper-size flounder to 22 inches.
Good luck and good fishing.
Capt. Mike Heistand is a 20-year fishing guide. Call
him at 779-9607 to provide a fishing report. Pictures of
your catch are also welcome and may be dropped off at
The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Please
include identification for persons in the picture along with
information on the catch and a name and phone number
for more information. Pictures may be retrieved once they
appear in the paper.


Horseshoe winners
Winners in the May 18 horseshoe games
were Bill Starrett of Anna Maria and Neil
Sweerus of Holmes Beach. Runners-up were
George McKay of Anna Maria and Carole
Watson of England.
Winners in the May 15 games were Jack
Cooper of Holmes Beach and Ron Pepka of
Bradenton. Runners-up were Starrett and Pe-
ter Watson of England.
The weekly contests get under way every
Wednesday and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna
Maria City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive.



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Island Biz


Haley bingo
In somewhat of a new variation of beach bingo,
Haley's Motel at 8102 Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach is
offering bingo to guests and anyone else who wants to
play. First person to get bingo wins one free night in a
Haley's Motel studio apartment, said owner Sabine Musil-
Buehler.
People interested in playing can stop by Haley's and
pick up a bingo card. Each Wednesday, three numbers are
published in The Islander newspaper, Sabine said.
She'll also e-mail the three numbers to players each
week if anyone wants to be on the bingo mailing list, she
said.
"It's just something we thought of to have some fun,"
said Sabine. "We're always thinking of promotions and
somehow, we came up with bingo."
Sabine also announced that Joyce Johnson of
Bradenton was the winner of the Save the Flamingos con-
test and won a free night's stay at Haley's.
Anyone interested in getting into the bingo contest, or
learning more about Haley's Motel, should call 778-5405.


Brick art
Owner Craig Fideler of Paver Brick at 8208 Cortez
Road stands on some of his brickwork at a recently
completed job in Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Rick
Catlin


Not your usual load of bricks
The Brick Paver store at 8208 Cortez Road W. re-
cently moved to its present location after seven years in
Sarasota, said owners Craig and Sherry Fideler.
Craig said he was doing so much business on Anna
Maria Island and Longboat Key, he thought being closer
would be better for clients.
It sure seems to have worked.
"We're an installation contractor primarily," said
Craig. "We've been doing a lot of work on the Island, and
it just made sense to be closer."
Brick Paver specializes in remodeling of residential
driveways, cracked pool decks and patios. The company
also does new installations, Craig said, and has a complete
inventory of brick sizes, styles, patterns and colors to
choose from.
He and his wife have been in the paver business for
17 years, Craig said, and he's more than happy to inspect
problem areas for home and business owners and come up
with decorative and cost-effective solutions for areas in
need of a face-lift.
Brick Paver is located at the intersection of Cortez
Road West and 82nd Street. For further information, call
794-6405.

Artique nominated
KK's Artique at 3172 Gulf of Mexico Drive in
Longboat Key has been nominated as one of the top 100
retailers for the American Craft Awards sponsored by
Niche magazine. The 100 winners will be announced at
the Buyers Market of American Craft convention in Phila-
delphia July 19.
More than 18,000 professional craft artists from
throughout the United States and Canada were polled by
Niche magazine for selection. Criteria included treating
artists with courtesy and respect, on-time payment, pro-
moting and marketing American crafts, giving back time
and energy to the craft community and mentoring emerg-
ing artists.
Niche publisher Wendy Rosen said she was honored
to recognize this year's nominees, including KK's


"KK" proudly displays her nomination certificate.
Artique. "Through their strong commitment to coopera-
tion and partnership, the time-honored tradition of Ameri-
can crafts will continue to carry forth the ideals that have
made our industry so strong."
For further information, call 383-0883.

L'Attitude adjustment
L'Attitude fine art gallery in Anna Maria has an-
nounced it will be moving its gallery and sculpture garden
from Anna Maria Island to downtown Sarasota across
from the Ritz-Carlton Hotel July 1.
A press release from co-owner Sue Smith said the
new location "provides a better configuration and more
space to accommodate the work of our artists."
Interest in outdoor and indoor sculpture had exceeded
expectations, Smith said.
"We loved being on Anna Maria, but realized that this
was the right business decision," Smith added. "The move
to Sarasota will make it easier for many of our clients to
visit us, especially during the higher traffic times of the
season."
Co-owner Betty Bothereau added, "We believe that
our clients will love this new location and the expanded
opportunities it provides."
L'Attitude Gallery opened in Anna Maria in 2000.


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paredness and Island evacuation planning. Deadline for
ads and copy is NOON, MAY 24.
This year's special edition includes 5,000 bonus copies
which are distributed throughout the hurricane season, June
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THE ISLANDER E MAY 22, 2002 N PAGE 27


BED CLEARANCE: King-size Sealy, Simmons,
Sterns & Foster and more. Starting at $285. All
new, in plastic. (813) 662-9175.

KENNEL: Chain-link with door, 6 by 12 feet wide,
6 feet tall. Like new, $100. 778-2469 or 705-0123.

DAYBED complete with trundle and mattress with
warranty. All new, in plastic. $250 cash. (813) 662-
9175.

LARGE STAGHORNS for sale, 778-1144.

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

TWO GOLF CLUBS for sale. Taylor driver, new
cost $300, asking $125. Putter Scotty Cameron
new $300, asking $120. Call 778-5834, 6-8pm and
ask for Norman.

GE DISHWASHER: dependable, in good condition,
$100. 778-1575.



ITALIAN LANGUAGE: Forgetting a language hap-
pens quickly. Who would like to meet once a week
to speak Italian? 778-2469 or 705-0123.



YARD SALE: Saturday, May 11, 8am. Ladies cloth-
ing, painting, stereo, chest of drawers,
housewares, lots of brick-a-brac. 422 Spring Ave.,
Anna Maria.

MEMORIAL DAY Moving sale: Monday, May 27,
8am. Furniture, clothes, plants, hot tub. 350
Firehouse Ct., North end of Longboat Key. 387-8063.

YARD SALE: Saturday, May 11, 8am-3pm. Kids
furniture, linens, televisions, new stuff! 602
Baronette Lane, 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.

BUY IT, find it, sell it fast with an ad in The Islander.


FOUND SUNGLASSES: Prescription sunglasses
with bifocals. Found Sunday, May 12, on the beach
near 77th Street, Holmes Beach. 778-6273.



FREE KITTENS looking for a good home. Nine
weeks old, cute and cuddly. Litter trained, first
shots. 778-7111 or 778-7600.

SIBERIAN HUSKY. Beautiful blue-eyed, 2-year old
female. Friendly, loves kids, all papers, shots. In-
vested $1,300, asking $350, or best offer. 778-1575.

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

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



1989 WHITE LEBARON, four cylinder. Sunroof,
extras, reliable transportation. Great Island car.
$1,100 or best offer. 778-3320, leave message.

MERCEDES: 1971 280 SE. Runs but needs work.
Cold air conditioning, new tires. Good for project
car or parts. $1,500 or best offer. John, 778-4401.



BOAT SLIP located at Key Royale. Private loca-
tion, electric and water provided. 778-2003.

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


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.


LEARN TO FISH FROM EXPERTS: Capt. Mike
Heistand heads a team of fishing experts for The
Islander newspaper's "fishing college," at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 23, at the Anna Maria Elementary
School auditorium. Kids under 16 free with $35
adult admission. 779-9607.

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



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



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

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

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
NOW HIRING: Line cooks, kitchen porters,
bussers. J.C. Gardner's new concept restaurant at
Bridgewalk, Bradenton Beach. Call Mark, 705-
0444.

DEPENDABLE NANNY wanted for care of 8-week-
old infant and light housekeeping in my home for
at-home working mom. References required. Local
grandmas or teens welcome. 778-1575.


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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REMEMBERING MOTHER _____________1_111___11.
By Alan Arbesfeld/ Edited by Will Shortz 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 1 15 16 17 18


Across
1 Coven participants
5 Globular
10 Places
14 They may be made with
pads
19 Fit
20 Who so far has run a
three-minute mile
21 Finalizes
22 Gleem competitor
23 de vivre
24 What wakes people up in-
Washington?
26 1995 Oliver Stone film
27 Only a drug of forgetful-
ness?
29 "Buona (Italian
greeting)
30 Girl who's "the flower of
my heart"
32 Places for cabins
33 Bite
35 Scope
36 _-Roman
38 Hooting owl, maybe
41 Conglomerations
45 Time on end
46 Tibetan Christmas
caroler?
50 "Let me explain ..."
51 It's sometimes delayed:
Abbr.
52 Actress Hatcher
53 Topic for Ovid
54 Chiang _-shek
55 Photographed a couple
of Italian balloonists?
61 Supernatural spirit
62 The Colosseum, e.g.,
today
63 New York stadium name




Aff.-v** .
SE anAfs l ;--t


64 Darling, in Dijon
66 Some pepper
69 Fray
71 It has a police record
72 Overplayed one's
feelings
73 Jump from one foot
to the other
74 Brute
75 They may be caught
at the beach
76 What soprano Gluck
says upon being
introduced?
83 "Hold On Tight" grp.
84 Of mice and men?:
Abbr.
85 Mayberry kid
86 Source of Rockefeller
money
87 Order to a shooter
88 Frontier beliefs?
92 Prefix with phobia
93 Scarlett O'Hara in
"Gone With the Wind"
95 "A Beautiful Mind"
fellow
96 Lidded box
98 It takes grubs for
grub
99 Barbed, in a way
102 American Chicle Co.
brand
103 Kind of block
106 Insightful
108 Semicolon?
111 Strikes
112 Veteran studio
actress?
115 Capital of Iran
116 "Mon (1958
French comedy)
117 Mother of Hermes
118 Brooklyn campus
119 "Live _!"
120 Flood stoppers
121 Abbr. on


14-Across
122 Check recipient
123 Mock comment of
understanding

Down
1 Muslim duty
2 ben Adhem
3 Musical flourish
4 Burns
5 Over
6 Drifts
7 City just south of Delray
8 Rock's Brian
9 One side of the Senate,
informally
10 Rehnquist's sign,
appropriately
11 Main
12 Disney collectible
13 Mallorca, e.g.
14 County seat on Long
Island
15 Conclusion
16 Nissan attire?
17 upward thro' the
golden air": Lindsay
18 Right-minded
25 Prudential competitor
28 Set (on)
31 1/8 ounce
34 Aplenty
36 Turns right
37 "Letting Go" novelist
38 Spreads on the table
39 Former Met
Throneberry
40 Author Wiesel
42 School
43 Hardly Mr. Nice Guy
44 Certain fisherman
47 Priest's urging
48 Run out
49 Menotti opera character
56 Weight allowances
57 Harmonize
58 Blowing


59 Poe bird
60 Happy as __
61 Beetle's relative
65 Women's wear
66 Life, for one
67 Charlotte __, Virgin
Islands
68 Playing two cellos at
once, maybe?
69 Come back
70 Old name in
coin-op games
71 Port of Brazil
73 Ill-fated lover
74 1935 Laughton part


77 Iridescent mineral
78 Musical ending
79 Mil. addresses
80 Key person
81 Swamp
82 Tons
88 Hosannas
89 Engine parts
90 Sign on an arrow
91 Transparency
92 Queens locale
94 Tobacco plug
97 Bend
100 __ one
101 Reagan cabinet


member
102 French
nobleman
103 Temper
104 Old Dodge
105 Miss Woodhouse of
fiction
107 Noted Shakespearean
producer
108 Decisive time
109 1986 Art Spiegelman
book
110 Food for Fido
113 Heater
114 Big guns in D.C.?


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 ,. charge of $1.20 per minute for the call. Answers for puzzle # 0512






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H 1SEVICESCoti-


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.


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DAVE JONES 1 ,'
ISLAND SPECIALISTS



SSimplify Your Search!
Call anytime for a consultation.


OUR LISTINGS DON'T EXPIRE, WE SELL THEM!
DIRECT GULF VIEW large, complete rehab, IBR/IBA $429,000.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX with parent quarters, 3BR/2BA, I1BR/I 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


COL WIP 1,(91) 78-76


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$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


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.
NADIA'S EUROSAGE now accepting new clients.
Massage in your home. Island references. Call to-
day for an appointment, 795-0887. MA#0017550.
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
gardens, 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.
FURNITURE UPHOLSTERY, cushions, etc. Re-
pair and restoring antique specialist. Island Uphol-
stery. 121 Bridge St. Free estimates. 778-4335.

SALES
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VACATION . RENTALS
PROPERTIES, LLC


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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


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, reason-
able and reliable. Free estimates, licensed and in-
sured. 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 biweekly.
Experienced, reliable. Call for a free estimate and ask
for Marieta, 722-4866 or Silvia, 723-3874.



SWAGNEQ REALTY
2217 CULt D lVEy 0 NO I'I BlDADI:NTON BEACII. Fl 34217
SINCG 1939
HAQOLD SMALL -
REALTOR@
Office: (941) 778-2246 Fax (941) 778-4978
Toll Free: (800) 211-2323* Pager (941) 215-5450
Residence: (941) 792-8628
E-mail: haroldsmall@wagnerrealty.com


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EST. 1952
Brenda Boyd May, Broker

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S, and charm in west
*and northwest
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Bradenton! ...

Visit our Bradenton office at 410 22nd St. W.

U (941) 750-8844 or
TOLL FREE: 1(800) 813-7517
Island Office: 309 Pine Ave., Anna Maria
(941) 779-2233


NEW CONSTRUCTION

THE VILLAGE
AT HOLMES BEACH
LUXURY CONDO TOWNHOUSES
Model Open! 3800 Sixth Ave., Holmes Beach


Happy Memoria


3001 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
941.778.6849 1.800.778.9599
www.islandvacationproperties.com


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


3BR/2BA 1,700 sq.ft. Living Area Heated Pool
Elevator Available Large Private Garage
Steps to Beach/Shopping Starting at $375,000
Call: Jon Tipton, 941-779-9464
Visit us at WWW.ABOUTTIIEVILLAGES.COM


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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,
insured. Professional, experienced maids.
Weekly, biweekly, monthly, move-in/move-out,
free estimates. Gift certificates. 727-9337 (72-
SWEEP).
COMPUTER TEACHER/Web designer. Reason-
able prices. References, experienced. Visit my Web
site: www.kellyz.com, or e-mail: info@kellyz.com or
call 504-5875 for more information.
ASAP DIVORCE INC: Starting at $195. Adop-
tions, name changes, deeds, wills, living trusts,
incorporations. Modification of child support, ali-
mony, custody, 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.
HUSBAND FOR HIRE: Carpentry, gardening,
painting, odd jobs. Call Marty, 798-3589 or 737-
8667.
RESIDENTIAL CLEANING permanent biweekly
or weekly. Ten years experience. Excellent refer-
ences on Island and off. Call 792-3772 and
please leave message.


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!


FRANKLIN REA LTY 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

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Resort-Style Living at
TOWN & COUNTRY
PERICO
FEATURING:
Spacious 1 & 2 BR Apartments
Attractive Island Location
Pool & Spa
Fitness Center
Lake or Nature Views
Optional Garages
Free Boat Parking*
Roman Tubs
Small Pets Welcome


A P- A -R-T*T *f |N*T-S
TOWN & COUNTRY PERICO

941-795-4899
HOURS: Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5
Dimrecons: From U.S. 41, travel west on Manatee
Avenue (SR 64) and across Palmarn Solo Causeway
to Perico Island. Town & Country Perico
wll be on the left.
www.tchome.com
Limited time offer, certain restrictions apply.
"Size restrictions apply.


CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING and Lawn Mainte-
nance. Residential and commercial. Full-service
lawn maintenance, clean-ups, tree trimming, haul-
ing, Xeriscape. Island resident. Excellent refer-
ences. 778-5294.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If
it is broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior
discount. Call 778-2581 or 713-0676.

JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE
Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling,
cleanup. Island resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.
JAMIE BASSHAM'S LAWN Service. Professional
lawn service and landscaping. For free estimate
call: 778-0934 or 705-5901 mobile.
ALL YOUR LAWN care needs, including tree re-
moval and landscaping. Midwest Mowing, 748-0488.


PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and in-
stallation. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and
trees. Irrigation and pest control service. Every-
thing Under the Sun Garden Centre, 5704 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. 778-4441.
GILLIS & GILLIS ENT. Crushed, washed shell, top-
soil, landscaping services. We install shell drive-
ways. Serving Sarasota and Keys since 1978. Fully
licensed and insured. 753-2954 or 376-2954, cell.


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


MAKE YOUR MOVE

WITH MARILYN!

?T 1323 Perico Pointe Circle
2BR/2BA condo, many fine
extras. $245,000. Great views.


1111 Edo'-psG ircle
2BR SALE .au. 4227,000.

Bayfro house
244 South Har Holmes Beach
Elevator, d, $425,000.

210 83rd .-.
Single-Fae Lj PtP1 .,aines Beach
3B., L/zA. $335,000.

B 7 Key Royale 610 Concord
f 14% iCanalfront, new pool and
spa, two boat lifts, 2BR/
2BA, updated kitchen,
maintenance-free yard.
Asking $499,000.

Want action????


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

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


VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, inte-
rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. Dan or Bill, 795-5100 or cell 809-3100.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. 35-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at
778-1730.
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island
service since 1975. Repairs and new construction.
Free estimates, no overtime charges. Now certi-
fying back flow at water meters. (FL#RF0038118)
778-3924 or 778-4461.
B&D SEAMLESS aluminum gutters, 5 or 6 inch
available. Insured, free estimates. Dean Guth,
owner and operator, 729-0619.






3$Uedebrock
REAL ESTATE COMPANY

3224 East Bay Dr. Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
Sales: 941-778-0700 Rentals: 778-6665
1-800-749-6665 www.Wedebrock.com
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

53 YEARS OF DISTINCTIVE ISLAND SERVICE


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




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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, Gulf views!
807 S. Gulf Dr. Great rental income.
Close to Bridge St. $429,000.
Teresia Bradford, 778-0700.


CAN'T FIND YOUR DREAM?
Build it here. Exclusive northwest
Bradenton. Becky Smith or Elfi
Starrett, 778-0700.


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


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


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


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


BREATHTAKING GULF VIEWS
Direct Gulffront sixth-floor end-
unit Martinique South. $399,000.
Gall Tutewller, 778-0700.


SAILBOAT WATER 214 S. Har-
bor Dr., Holmes Beach. 3BR/
2BA, fireplace. $559,000. Becky
Smith or Elfl Starrett, 778-0700.
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SHOREWALK CONDO 2BR/2BA,
pool, tennis, clubhouse. Close to
shopping, dining and the beach.
Robert St. Jean, 778-0700.




IMPERIAL HOUSE CONDO
2BR/1BA with peeks of bay and
Gulf from lanai. $139,000. Gall
Tutewiler, 778-0700.


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


Maril,,n Trevethan, Realtor
(941) 778-6066

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THIRTY YEARS craftsman experience. Interior,
exterior, doors, stairs, windows and trim. Have
sawmill, will travel. Dan Michael, master carpen-
ter. Call, 745-1043 or cell 962-4068.
WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more.
Lifetime warranty. Call Island resident Keith Barnett
for a free in-home consultation. Island references, 15
years experience. 778-3526 or 730-0516.

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

GRIFFITHS' ISLAND PAINT/ paper services: Inte-
rior/exterior painting, pressure washing and 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. Accepting
MasterCard/Visa. 720-0794.


Moving In?
Moving Out?
Moving Up?

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


ANNA MARIA



REAL ESTATE, LLC
ANNA MARIA ISLAND DUPLEX
2BR/2BA each side. Updated, French doors, new
carpet, tile, remodeled kitchens and baths, close to
beach. East side has bay view. Warranty. $339,900.
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.
KEY ROYALE POOL HOME
4BR/3BA Key Royale "500" block, split-plan,
canalfront, 4,000 lb. boat lift, caged pool, family
room, two blocks to great beach. $539,000.
SUNBOW BAY CONDO
Spacious 1BR/1BA. Bayfront Complex. Ceramic
tile, elevator, garage, heated pool, tennis, small pet,
partial bay view, close to everything. $188,500.
DIRECT GULFFRONT NDO
3BR/2BA turnke ~ tG Jplace condo.
Walk out to SL e sandy beach. Tennis,
heated pool an great rental history. $769,000.
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.

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

779-0202 (800) 732-6434
ANNA MARIA

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


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

WINDOW AND DOOR SILLS. Have cracked,
crumbling, broken cement sills? Will rebuild all sills
promptly. 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.







BLykg? Selltig? Renting? We're here to
help! JLust give As a cal ... 941 778-2307

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Affordable & Convenient in Bradenton This
2BR/1 BA block home with spacious family room
may be the answer to your starter home or retire-
ment needs. The detatched garage has a large
workshop and utility room, which could be a two-car
garage, or even a possible in-family apartment.
Only $79,900. Dial the Duncans at 778-1589.


* 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
Call Michel Cerene, I


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
Realtor, 941-778-0770.

V REALTORS


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


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



ANNUAL RENTALS, several to choose from. Big
ones, small ones, and one just right for you. Mike
Norman Realty, 778-6696.

BAYFRONT COTTAGES with docks available.
Turnkey, beautiful views, breezy, quiet area. No
pets, nonsmoking. Priced from $800/month, $400/
week, $85/night. 941-794-5980. www.divefish.com.
Find it, rent it, sell it fast with ads in The Islander.





^arina Pointe

Realty Co.

314 Pine Avenue Anna Maria
(941) 779-0732 Toll Free: (866) 779-0732
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DIAL DARCIE DUNCAN!
Your Real Estate Specialist
941-779-0304 1666-779-0304
www te3mduncan com


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SALES & RENTALS
419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 P 0 Box 2150
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294

HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY


ENCHANTING PLAYA ENCANTADA
Don't miss this charming 2BR/2BA, fully furnished
condominium overlooking the tennis courts and so
close to the ocean that you can glimpse the Gulf from
the front entryway. Decorated in a cheerful blue and
white decor with Florida-style rattan, this spacious
hideaway offers a fully equipped galley-style kitchen,
ceiling fans, new Berber carpeting and a spacious
walk-in closet plus utility area with stack washer and
dryer. There is also a ceramic tiled foyer, kitchen and
baths plus an expansive sun deck perfect for catch-
ing the Gulf breezes and sunsets! Priced to sell at only
$329,000. Don't miss it!
Visit our Web site at www.betsyhills.com





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CANALFRONT HOME. 2BR/1.5BA recently totally
renovated with new kitchen, baths and more. New
dock and lift, large fenced yard, pets welcome.
Seasonal/monthly. $2,750/month. (813) 258-6405.
SPACIOUS WATERFRONT upper with dock. Pan-
oramic view. Furnished Key West style 2BR/2BA
with washer/dryer. Pet considered. $2,300/month.
Also, renting for year 2003. 794-5980.

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

ANNUAL ONLY 2BR/1BA, directly on Gulf in
Bradenton Beach. $1,050/month, assurity/security
required with contract. 792-2779.

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


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.

HOLMES BEACH. Lovely 2BR/2BA, elevated
duplex, 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/1 BA, $1,800/month.
Walk to beach, fine restaurants and shopping. 202
56th St., Holmes Beach. 778-3875.

Find it, rent it, sell it fast with ads in The Islander.


SPECTACULAR GULFVIEW condo. 2BR/2BA on
Anna Maria Island. 803 Gulf Drive S. $800/weekly,
$2,500/monthly. For info call 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.

VACATION GULF BEACH apartments. Lovely fur-
nished interior. 2-3BR, sundeck, porch. Tropical
Anna Maria waterfront setting. Weekly, no pets.
778-3143.

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 for larger side,
unfurnished. $750/month for smaller side, furnished.
Will rent weekly, $400/week. Call Ron, 761-9808.


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


"It's a stshaane!"
Choosing the wrong agent can cost you thousands of $$$ ...


See
these
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today'


625 Ivanhoe The Terrace
Secluded waterfront Key Royale 3100 Gulf Drive
3BR/3BA., three-car garage, Only 4 units left. 2BR/2BA
overlooking Bimini Bay. This is a fabulous condos. Too many
very special, no other one like it, goodies to list here. Must
property. $849,000. #82674. see! Only $289,900. #82414.
Call Jon @ 778-6066. 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.
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plan, large screened decks
with access from living/
dining rooms, eat-in kitchen
and family room. The private master suite is located on the upper level and
has another deck with views across bay to St. Petersburg. Master bath SANDY POINTE C
shower, double vanity and large whirlpool tub are cultured marble. An office/ HOLMES BEA
den is located off of family room. Keep your boat at your dock on a 12,000-lb. Delightful 2BR/2BA condo
lift. This home is more spacious than it appears from the street. A great family dryer, heated pool and val
Overlooks the bird sanctuary'
or vacation home. Furniture is negotiable. Asking $675,000. Call for appoint- historyPricedbat $189,00
ment to view this one-of-a-kind home. Schulz for details, 778-4847
Robert L. Loomis Lic. Real Estate Broker Phone (941) 779-9200 Cell (941) 704-0489


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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 1 BR/1 BA with new tile, kitchen, washer/
dryer, French doors open to private courtyard. $695/
month, plus utilities and deposit. Call 302-0779.
CHARMING 1BR/1BA 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 LARGE 1BR/1BA 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.
HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL duplex, turnkey fur-
nished 1 BR/1 BA. Up to date with tile floors, newer
appliances, pets welcome. Walk to beach, avail-
able monthly until Jan. 1, 2003. $750/monthly, in-
cludes utilities, except electric. 778-0176.

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

VACATION RENTALS: 2BR apartments across from
beautiful beach, $350/week. Fall and spring dates
available. Almost Beach Apartments, 778-2374.
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, nego-
tiable; 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.
ANNUAL FURNISHED 1BR City of Anna Maria.
Gulfview. $675/month, plus utilities. No pets, no
smoking. First, last, security. 778-5439.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA, beautifully renovated. Spa-
cious, one block to beach. $900/month. Gulf-Bay
Realty, 778-7244.
ANNUAL FURNISHED 2BR Anna Maria City,
$675/month, plus utilities. No pets, nonsmoking.
First, last and security. 778-5439. ANNUAL FUR-
NISHED 1BR City of Anna Maria. Gulfview. $675/
month, plus utilities. No pets, no smoking. First,
last, security. 778-5439.
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.

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

HOLMES BEACH unfurnished 2BR/2BA, screened
lanai, garage, boat dock. $950/month, water and
waste included. 8006 Marina Drive. 776-1789.
BRADENTON BEACH 1BR/1BA block to beach,
bay and Bridge Street. $650/month. First, last, se-
curity. 778-4451.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA elevated duplex with washer/
dryer hookup. Short walk to beach, no pets. $800/
month. (813) 689-4135.
HOLMES BEACH: Lovely 2BR/2BA with den, family
room, bonus room, large master bedroom. Remod-
eled, closets galore, new appliances, washer/dryer,
nice yard, boat dock. Garbage, water and lawn ser-
vice included. $1,300/month, annual. 778-5522.
1 BR/1BA BRADENTON BEACH, Avenue B. Steps
to Gulf and bay. Private back unit with yard and
porch. Includes washer/dryer, storage shed, water.
$625/month, $400 deposit. 778-6690.


BEACH RENTALS FURNISHED. Enjoy beautiful
sunsets at the 1 BR/1 BA apartment, private deck on
the beach. 2908 Avenue E, Holmes Beach. $600/
week or $2,000/month. 778-9121.
ANNUAL RENTALS in City of Anna Maria: 2BR/2BA
home, $750/month. 2BR/1 BA, $900/month. 2BR/1 BA
remodeled apartment 200 feet to beach, $825/month.
Call Fran Maxon Real Estate, 778-2307.
SIMPLY CHARMING 3BR/2BA quaint cottage on
north end of Anna Maria Island. $1,200/month.
References required. 753-6710.
2BR/1BA FURNISHED or unfurnished. Steps to
beach, newly remodeled. 779-0863 or (757) 291-
5387.
HOLMES BEACH: Nice 2BR/1 BA, walk-in closets,
remodeled, tiled throughout, quiet shady yard. Gar-
bage, water and lawn service included. $900/
month, annual rental. 778-5522.
CORTEZ VILLAGE: Large 1BR house, unfur-
nished. Storage shed in back. $600/month. One-
year lease, no pets. Call 795-0466, leave message.
ANNA MARIA APARTMENT: Prefer to rent to one
person. Large furnished 2BR/1BA, nicely deco-
rated. Beautiful beach at the end of the block. $695/
month. 778-3523.


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COMMERCIAL LOCATION: 1,000 square feet.
Located on very visible corner of Gulf Drive in
Holmes Beach. $1,500/month, 778-2694.

ANNUAL 2BR/1 BA available June 1. $850/month.
Clean unit. Only a few blocks to beach. Call Marina
Pointe Realty Co., 779-0732 or (800) 779-0732.

FURNISHED ANNA MARIA CITY. 1BR Gulfview
and 2BR. No pets, nonsmoking. Available imme-
diately, 778-5439.

GREAT 1930s "CRACKER HOUSE" located in
northwest Bradenton. 1,000 square feet, 2BR/1 BA
with den, pole barn, carport, trees, wood flooring,
nine-foot ceilings, deck, big yard, central air con-
ditioning, washer/dryer, dishwasher. Pet consid-
ered. $975/month, annual rental. 778-1144.

FURNISHED ANNUAL/SEASONAL 2BR/1BA in
City of Anna Maria. Close to beach and bay. Lease
terms negotiable. Marina Pointe Realty Co., 779-
0732 or (800) 779-0732.
ANNUAL ANNA MARIA duplex. Ground-level
2BR/1 BA, central air conditioning, lanai, washer/
dryer hookup. Available June 15. First, last, secu-
rity. $775/month, plus utilities. (905) 354-5950.
SEASIDE GARDENS 1BR annual, $480/month.
First, last, security. Some utilities included. Refer-
ences required. No pets. 778-6746.

VACATION RENTALS.
2BR UNITS with boating and fishing dock, pool.
Walk to beach, restaurant, Jet-Ski rental, $650/
week. Perico Bay Club; $1,200/month. Longboat
Village home; $1,500/month. Real Estate Mart,
756-1090.

ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH. Large 3BR/2BA with
central air conditioning, garage, boat parking. Un-
furnished, nonsmoking, no pets. First, last, secu-
rity. $1,600/month, plus utilities. 779-0355.
WATERFRONT APARTMENT: Annual 1BR/1BA
in Village of Cortez. $675/month, includes utilities.
No pets. 778-1086 or 792-2620.
HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL Large 2BR ground floor.
- Just steps to beach, fully furnished, bikes, cable, washer/
dryer. $475/week. 704-7650 or 447-6797.


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.


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

PALMA SOLA PARK 3BR/2BA, split-plan pool
home. Completely remodeled. $269,000. Dan,
809-4320.
PERICO ISLAND 3BR/2BA, two-car garage. Open
house 1-4pm Sunday. 11324 Perico Isle Circle.
Price reduced! $245,900. 792-5372.
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.

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

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 access
(no bridges). Undergoing complete renovation by
Anna Maria Island's most renowned remodeling con-
tractor. Plans available for review. Pick your carpet
and tile. Offered at the low, pre-completion price of
$575,000. Call owner/contractor, 778-2993.

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

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

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

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

ISLAND LIVING YOU CAN AFFORD! Turn key
furnished 1 BR/1 BA mobile home. Elevated ceil-
ings in living room, dining area off of kitchen.
Large outdoor shed. View of Gulf, steps to
beach. .-cated in Sandpiper Mobile Resort se-
nior pa ', (905) 623-0881.
LOT we it of Gulf Drive, $157,000. Close to school.
Informnaiion on-site at 4806 Gulf Drive, or call 778-
4523 o. (800) 977-0803.


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

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

BEAUTIFUL 2BR/2BA CONDO. Rear lanai has both
glass and screen with new tile overlooking waterway
with 40'deep-water boat slip. Completely remodeled
from ceiling 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.

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.

BRADENTON BEACH DUPLEX. 1BR/1BA each
side, ground level. $229,000. Marina Pointe Re-
alty Co., 779-0732 or (800) 779-0732.


DESIRABLE ANNA MARIA. Ground-level 3BR/
2BA with view of Bimini Bay. On deep-water canal
with direct bay access (no bridges). Undergoing
complete renovation by Anna Maria Island's most
renowned contractor. Offered at $575,000. Bro-
kers protected. Call owner/contractor, 778-2993.
PERICO ISLAND pool home. 2BR/2BA with two
car garage. Open floor plan with vaulted ceilings,
corner fireplace, heated, caged pool and many
updates. Owner, 794-0258.
SUNBOW BAY. Rarely available 2BR/2BA bayfront
unit. Tennis, two heated pools, under-building park-
ing. Walk to beach and shopping. $305,000. Call
owner for more information at 795-3778.


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RARE OPPORTUNITY Westbay Point
and Moorings 3BR/2BA first floor, end unit
with deeded covered parking. Pool, hot
tub, tennis and 26 acres of tropical splen-
dor. Don't miss this one! $359,000. Call
Dick Maher or Dave Jones at 778-4800.


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.


YOUR HOMETOWN REALTOR SINCE 1939

WAGNED REALTY -
Email: wagnerfl@gte.net www.wagnerrealty.com


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


HOLIDAY CLASSIFIED DEADLINE:
2 PM FRIDAY* MAY 24

For the May 29 issue ...

The deadline for ads that will appear in the
May 29 issue of THE ISLANDER is 2 pm Friday, May 24.


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THE ISLANDER BUSINESS OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED MEMORIAL DAY MAY 27


I Single-family homes from
H I \the $1&0s, including homesites.

_ _WIsland lifestyle with
SW ATCH off-Island convenience!


Just a five-minute
ride to the beach!
OPEN DAILY 12-5 PM
Directions: Cortez Road to
86th St. W., turn south on
86th St. W. Entrance to Heron's
Watch is 1/2 mile on the right.


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THE ISLANDER E MAY 22, 2002 0 PAGE 35


BEACHWALK TOWNHOMES


Don't forget to say you saw it in The Islander.



I Get to know us! I


Our property manager
Carol Saulnier has
been with Green Real
Estate for more than
14 years. Her
continuing goal is to
earn your trust, your
confidence and your
business. Call Carol
today and find exactly
what you've been
looking for in a
property manager.


SUMMER RENTALS
AVAILABLE NOW!


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 $389,000.


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.


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.



REAL ESTATE .
OF ANNA MARIA
778-0455 c -
9906 Gulf Drive
Visit our website at www.greenreal.com


"WALK WITH ME..."
in paradise at



I can make your
island dreams come true.
ED OLIVEIRA
I REALTOR
Sales & Rentals Since 1981
. Office 778-4800 Cell
705-4800
S-.--- 5201 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach,
FI 34217

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70+ Gulffront rental units with hun-
dreds more just steps from the beach.


Mike

Norman
R ealty 800-367-1617
R ealty INC 941-778-6696
3101 GULF DRIVE HOLMES BEACH
WWW. MIKENORMANREALTY.COM


70 WATERFRONT HOMES


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Melinda Bordes
Realtor






Marianne Correll
Realtor






Bob Fittro
Realtor





Richard Freeman
Realtor






Alan Galletto
Broker/Salesperson


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Broker/Salesperson






Jon Kent
Realtor






Tom Nelson
Realtor






Nick Patslos
Broker/Salesperson






Chris Shaw
Realtor




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Marilyn Trevethan
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

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

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

409 Bay Palms Drive....... $349,500

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

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

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

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

COMMERCIAL

PROPERTIES

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







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Pre-construction prices starting at $450,000.
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
S941 778-5983
?41 776-5965


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Right on the Gulfl North end of Anna Maria.
Ground-level, two- or three-bedroom, two
bath. Lots of privacy on a big lot measuring
60 by 292 feet that features a 20-by-60-
foot wood deck on the water. $1,500,000.






Mike
Mik eorm778-6696

Normian x-s00-367-1617
Rea lty C 3101 GULF DRIVE
Realt INC HOLMES BEACH
WWW. MIKENORMANREALTY.COM "


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Suzan H0,ll,,wo:lc 778-.2-.61


SWe are pleased to announce that
and -
will operate our new Property
Management Departnmenl. Wilh '.
their combined 40 years of man-
agement experience on Anna ,
Maria and in Manalee County,
they can handle all of your invest-
ment property needs. including
annual and seasonal rentals


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LOTS & ACREAGE
* Card Winriheim, Bradenton,
$349,900.
Rose Schnoerr,
NW Bradenton. $279,000.
Palty Lynch Ellenion,
$55,000.
Noreen Roberts,
East Terra Ceia, $12,500


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3614 East Bay Drive Holmes Beach 778-2261 1-800-422-6325


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