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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: October 2, 2002

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

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Skimming the news ... Anna Maria Island business news inside, page 16.


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"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"


Volume 10, no. 47, Oct. 2, 2002 FREE


ManaSota-88 opposes Perico Harbor dredging


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The environmental group ManaSota-88 has op-
posed an application by Perico Harbor Marina to
dredge 3.14 acres of seagrass at its Perico Island loca-
tion and will call for a public hearing on the issue.
If approved by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
and the Florida Department of Environmental Protec-
tion, the permit would enable the marina to dredge the


Bradenton Beach

group likes

paid parking
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The Bradenton Beach Corridor Management En-
tity gave consensus approval to a computerized paid
parking system that can utilize just a single meter for
up to 20 spaces.
Police Chief Sam Speciale said that with the old-
style system of one meter for one parking space, the
city would need at least 30 meters. With the Reino
RSV2 system, the computer-controlled meter can
handle 20 parking spaces and the city can set the com-
puter to change the time limit and payment. The city
can even automatically shut off the meter to allow free
parking. It also takes credit, debit and special gift cards,
he said.
Special said the city would only need 11 meters
for the 91 proposed paid parking spaces in the city.
"This is much better aesthetically," said Speciale,
who said the cost estimate for the system is $30,000.
While that's twice as much as the old-style single-
meter system, the meters are built to last 30 years and
the company performs the maintenance.
"I like this," said CME chairman Harry Brown.
"The technology eliminates the clutter factor" of the
old-style meters. And eventually, said Brown, the
meters would pay for themselves, although paid park-
PLEASE SEE PAID PARKING, NEXT PAGE


bottom and install a series of floating docks to accom-
modate an additional 225 wet slips for boats on the east
side of the facility.
ManaSota-88 Chairman Glenn Compton said in a
letter to the Corps' Tampa office that his group
"strongly recommends" denial of the permit based
upon a number of factors.
Compton said the "permanent impact to 3.14 acres
of mixed seagrass beds is unacceptable" and the appli-


cant "has not provided reasonable assurances" that the
application complies with approved water quality stan-
dards as determined by the U.S. Environmental Protec-
tion Agency.
Additionally, said Compton, "displacement and
relocation of approximately half an acre of oyster beds
to an adjacent area already supporting a viable popu-
PLEASE SEE PERICO, NEXT PAGE


Audience demand expands Island Players' performances
"Mother Hicks" opens the 54th season of Island Players productions Oct. 3 with a new twist opening
night on Thursdays. Portrayed here, Mother Hicks (Barbara Fleming) visits the country store (a set
added to the side of the stage) to purchase shotgun shells from Jake Hammon (Joseph Shedrick). Thanks
to audience demand, the Players increased its run schedule for each of its five plays. Season and indi-
vidual tickets may be purchased at the box office, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays and one hour before perfor-
mances, at Gulf Drive and Pine A venue in Anna Maria. For information, call 778-5755. "Mother Hicks"
will run through Oct. 13. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy


Annual Coastal Cleanup program,


celebratory party Saturday


Civic-minded and environmentally alert people
will swarm the area Saturday, Oct. 5, for the Manatee
County/Anna Maria Island share of Florida Coastal
Cleanup 2002.
Since much of the county's Gulf of Mexico coast
and Sarasota Bay shore is Anna Maria Island and
Cortez, an invasion of volunteers armed with cleaning
gear and trash bags can be expected all morning.
Then Palma Sola Causeway will be aswarm with
tired but happy workers at the cleanup party from noon
until 5 p.m. Bongo's Bayside Grill and Tropicana are
hosting the event with food and beverages.
As many as 1,500 persons are expected at the
blowout on the freshly cleaned causeway for live en-
tertainment, hot dogs, burgers, chips and sodas at $5
per person, proceeds going to the cleanup's organizer,
Keep Manatee Beautiful.


Volunteers may call the organization at 795-8272
for assignment to a cleanup spot or just show up by 9
a.m., tools in hand, at the check-in place of choice:
Anna Maria, check in at city hall, 10005 Gulf Drive.
Holmes Beach, Kingfish Boat Ramp at the Anna
Maria Bridge.
Bradenton Beach, Beach House Restaurant, 200
Gulf Drive N.
Palma Sola Causeway, Bongo's Bayside Grill,
9915 Manatee Ave. W.
Anyone interested in helping out at points north
may do so by showing up at Palmetto's Emerson Point
Conservation Park entrance or the Crab Trap restaurant
on U.S. Highway 19 in Terra Ceia.
Keep Manatee Beautiful's executive director,
Ingrid McClellan, offers to provide full information at
795-8272 or e-mail keep@manateebeautifuil.com.


T R A C K ING
Hurricane Season: June 1-Nov. 30, 2002
Hurricane Lili expected
to churn Gulf
S In what appears to be repeat performance
with a x\ hole ne% cast, Hurricane Lili was fore-
cast to plow across the Gulf of Mexico from
Cuba with what experts predict will be an even-
tual landfall in Louliiana. Or man be Texas.
But definitely not Florida. Maybe.
Lili was pounding the Cuban coast at'
presume Tuedai The storm was expected to
continue to move through the Gulf, gaining
strength to what forecasters predict to be Category
2 or 3 and make landfall by the end ol thi, w eek.
Th'e storm is follow ing a erN similar track
as Hurricane-Tropical Storm Isidore the week
before, hich left the Island virtually untouched
except for high surf. ...... .........
Hurricane Season: June 1-Nov. 30, 2002


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PAGE 2 0 OCT. 2, 2002 M THE ISLANDER



Revised Tidemark plan moving ahead


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach City Commission found little
fault with the revised plans for the Tidemark Lodge
development at its Sept. 24 meeting.
Due to a lawsuit filed against the City of Holmes
Beach by Dan and Tina Howe and Lance Spotts after
the initial zoning and site plan approval of the Tide-
mark Lodge, amendments were made to the site plan


Perico dredging objections
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1


lation of oysters could damage the existing oyster
population."
Compton also noted that the Corps has already
determined the proposed project will have a "substan-
tial adverse impact" on essential fish habitats and fed-
erally managed fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico.
"Further," said Compton, "the Corps has deter-
mined that the project will impact the manatee," along
with the habitats of native shrimps, red drum, reef fish,
spiny lobster, the snapper/grouper complex of fish and
migratory and pelagic fish species.
"Significant damage previously done by improper
boat operation threatens the long-term health of Anna
Maria Sound and Perico Bayou," claimed Compton.
"There is no need to expand an existing facility
which will impair, injure and pollute the water and the
natural resources of the area directly, secondarily and
cumulatively," concluded Compton.
Compton said ManaSota-88 was requesting a for-
mal public hearing on the application, but Corps rep-
resentative Charles Schnepel in Tampa said he had not
received any such request from the organization.
When he receives the request, it will be his deci-
sion whether to hold the hearing, he said.

Paid parking proposed
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

ing is not envisioned as a revenue maker, he added.
The meters are essentially just for public parking
at the pier, along Bridge Street and various other loca-
tions. They are "people movers" said Brown, in that
they prevent someone from parking in the same spot all
day.
CME members agreed, and Brown will send a let-
ter of recommendation to the city commission.
The city has received the blessing of Manatee
County to proceed with its plan for a multi-use path
from the southern city limit through Coquina Beach,
under the Longboat Key Bridge, and back to near
Leffis Key where it would join with the city's planned
bicycle path.


as part of an overall settlement.
The terms of the settlement between Tidemark and
the Howes and Spotts, however, are confidential.
The changes to the site plan going before the com-
mission for approval include a 50-foot setback from
Spotts' home, the construction of a 6-foot-high con-
crete-block wall along the property line between Spotts
and Tidemark from the seawall to Sunrise Lane, and
the construction of a 4-foot-high wall around the pool


Schnepel did say that he understood from a simi-
lar application by the developers to the DEP that the
existing high and dry marina storage building at Perico
Harbor would be removed under a DEP permit require-
ment.
The developers have proposed to add 225 wet slips
to the 15 existing at the marina, but did not indicate in
their original application that status of the high and dry
storage facility.
Mark Petersen of the DEP's Tampa office said the
developers would remove the dry-storage facility if
they receive their permit, but would still be able to have
some land-side boat storage.
The DEP is still taking public comment on the is-
sue but because the seagrass is "privately owned bot-
tom land," Petersen said a public hearing is not man-
datory.
"Of course, any affected third party can appeal any
decision," he added. He expects a DEP decision on the
permit within 90 days, once all the required informa-
tion from Perico Harbor is received.
Compton said his organization would submit a for-
mal request for a public hearing to the Corps in the next
few days.
ManaSota-88 is also one of the lead environmen-
tal groups opposed to the Arvida housing project on
Perico Island on land just east of the Perico Harbor
Marina.


A committee was put together of various city and
county officials and CME members to spearhead the
multi-use project. A funding grant has already been
applied for.
The multi-use path would connect with the city's
-bicycle path, a separate project already funded by a
$300,000 matching grant, but not yet started.
Mayor John'Chappie observed that although the
projects are separate, they will "link up. The city bi-
cycle-path project includes paths on both sides of Gulf
Drive and will connect at the city limits with bicycle
paths already built by Holmes Beach.
The committee also received a preliminary design
of a new bath house for Coquina Beach from Eatman
and Smith, and that will be submitted to the Manatee
County Parks and Recreation Department, the county
agency funding that project.


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Sunk skiff
This wood skiff wound up sunk under the sign for the future Tidemark Lodge in the basin along Marina Drive
in Holmes Beach. A spokesperson for the development said it was apparently abandoned and floated into the
waterway. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy


area to prevent noise from traveling across the basin.
Tidemark developer Nick Easterling addressed
some of the lingering concerns voiced by neighbors
and commissioners at the public hearing.
Easterling said that residents living within view of
the Tidemark Lodge should be pleased to see that he
has taken great pains to ensure that both the front and
back of all buildings are equally pleasing to the eye.
"This is a resort," Easterling said. "All four sides
of the buildings have been dressed up. There isn't re-
ally a backside to any building."
Easterling also said that there is a detailed, 19-page
landscaping plan for the property, and anyone with
concerns is welcome to stop by his office to review the
plans.
"We're landscaping every inch we can," assured
Easterling. "Being near the canal won't limit us."
Units lost by the removal of one building to accom-
modate the 50-foot setback will be added to others,
according to Easterling. The main lodge will now have
10 units instead of nine.
The Tidemark Lodge will remain a 40-unit condo-
minium-hotel even with the revised site plan. Based on
the Rod & Gun Club in Everglades City, the Tidemark
Lodge will also include a 130-seat restaurant, lounge,
VIP suites and meeting rooms.
Easterling also cleared the air about the rental of
his meeting rooms. These are only available to parties
that are also renting hotel rooms at the lodge. For ex-
ample, weddings can be booked at the lodge in con-
junction with hotel room rentals.
Easterling said that he fully understood the stipu-
lations of his site plan, especially parking issues, and
that he is working on an arrangement for parking with
the Island Fitness Center, which will occupy the former
Eckerd building next door to the lodge.
The revised site plan was passed by the commis-
sion unanimously.
"It appears that the results of the lawsuit may not
be perfect," said Commissioner Roger Lutz, "but it is
better than it was. Although better for some more than
others, it's still an improvement for all."



Galati dredging


protested

An attorney for an adjacent landowner to the Galati
Marina in Anna Maria has asked the U.S. Army Corps
of Engineers for a public hearing over a proposal by
Galati Marine to dredge its boat basin.
Attorney Robert Rosin representing Jack R. Fiske
of 307 South Bay Blvd. and Evelyn B. Fiske, both as
trustees of an estate and owners of property adjacent to
the marina, filed the notice Sept. 10 requesting the
Corps deny the permit as the proposed dredging would
adversely affect the Fiske property located on the south
side of the marina property.
Rosin said the proposed project would eliminate
use of his clients' 67-foot-long dock, would harm their
current view of the surrounding waters, and create a
disturbance to adjacent seagrass flats.
Corps representative Mary Saunders in Tampa said
she has received the letter from Rosin along with other
public comments, but no decision on a public hearing
has yet been made. "We will consider a public hearing
after gathering all the necessary information," Saunders
said.
She said, however, that the Corps has not given ap-
proval to the dredging permit, and could not give a time
frame for any decision.
At present, she is waiting for input from the U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service on the potential impact to
manatees in the area by the proposed dredging. That
could take just a few weeks or it could take several
months, she said.
"Right now, a decision is on hold. There are sev-
eral issues still being looked at," Saunders said.
Galati Marina has proposed to excavate approxi-
mately 4,450 cubic yards of material from the yacht
basin and reduce the number of slips to about 65.
Slip renters at the marina were recently told to find
alternate accommodations as the marina expected to
begin the project on Oct. 15.




THE ISLANDER U OCT. 2, 2002 U PAGE 3


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria City Commissioner Chuck Webb
raised a few eyebrows at the planning and zoning
board's Sept. 23 meeting, informing members that ac-
cording to state law, the city cannot exclude condo-
miniums from being built in the city.
Webb made his comments during discussion of his
draft proposal for the establishment of land develop-
ment procedures for major developments in the city, a
document he says would have prevented the recent
Villa Rosa fiasco.
Webb, an attorney, said that by law, condominiums
cannot be prohibited in the city and City Attorney Jim
Dye agreed. "A condominium is not a land use, it's a
type of ownership. The city can regulate the land use,
but not the ownership use."
And Webb envisions the day when developers
would buy up several adjoining lots for the purpose of
building a condominium with multiple units. Or, they
could buy an existing motel in the city and change it
into a condominium. Such redevelopment is al-
ready happening in the city and with the growing de-
mand for barrier island living, particularly canalfront
or waterfront homes, "there's enough money out there"
for developers to move into an island community, he
said.
A land-development ordinance would spell out
clearly the process for such development projects in the


city, putting everyone on the same page and requiring
developers to comply with requirements in the city's
review process prior to submission of a preliminary site
plan for approval.
"Right now, we don't have anything in the code to
control something like Villa Rosa," said Webb. The
city, it appears, has never adopted provisions of the
Florida Local Government Development Agreement
Act which establish land-use procedures for cities.
Establishment of this ordinance would "clarify
what Villa Rosa has to do" for its final approval, but it
would not change the city's approval of the project's
15-unit subdivision off South Bay Boulevard, and not
take away any of Villa Rosa's property rights. "This
just changes the process" by which Villa Rosa obtains
final plat approval, said Webb.
He envisions major developments as projects such
as strip-malls, condominiums and other major con-
struction, not single-family homes.
"And developers like this [ordinance] because
there are no surprises and everything is on the table
before approval," he added. And there is no land clear-
ing allowed until site plan approval by the city.
Even with the ordinance, there's the possibility that
"it may never be used," said Webb, but he didn't think
that would happen. Redevelopment of existing proper-
ties is already an issue in the city.
The board agreed to continue discussion of Webb's
proposal at its next meeting.


Like Phoenix, Negele rises again


Just like the mythical bird, Phoenix, which arose
from the fire to live again, Susan Negele is back with
another complaint against the City of Anna Maria.
Negele, who has tried unsuccessfully for the past
seven years to get home permitted and variances ap-
proved for property at 107 Elm Street, has now filed a


complaint against Anna Maria and the Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection claiming "inverse
condemnation" is preventing her from rightfully devel-
oping her property.
Anna Maria City Attorney Jim Dye explained that
"inverse condemnation" essentially means a property


Webb tells P&Z Anna Maria


can't stop condo projects


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Meetings

Anna Maria City
Oct. 2, 6:45 p.m., Environmental Enhancement and
Education Committee meeting.
Oct. 7, 7 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting.
Oct. 10, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
Oct. 2, 5:30 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting
on visioning.
Oct. 3, 3-5 p.m., city commission work session.
Oct. 3, 7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda: pub-
lic comment, second reading and public hearing on
parking fine ordinance, second reading and public hear-
ing on city hall parking lot parking enforcement ordi-
nance, public hearing on cable television resolution,
discussion on building moratorium, discussion on
street sweeping, formal approval of Christmas Prelude
special event application, code enforcement board re-
appointment member, sign fee discussion, Coquina
Beach rest rooms design recommendation from Scenic
Highway Committee, consent agenda and commission
reports.
Oct. 8, 1 p.m., Scenic Highway Committee meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
Oct. 2, 7 p.m., parks and beautification committee
meeting.
Oct. 8, 7 p.m., city commission meeting with work
session immediately following.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

owner can't do anything a their property because of
regulation.
Beyond that explanation, however, Dye said he
needed to speak directly with the mayor and city com-
missioners on the specific issue of Negele before com-
menting further.


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PAGE 4 E OCT. 2, 2002 0 THE ISLANDER


Anna Maria vision clearing: Keep Old Florida style


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria's future vision became much clearer
at the third and final meeting with the Tampa Bay Re-
gional Planning Council to establish a community vi-
sion plan for the city. Residents clearly want the city
to retain its "Old Florida" charm and architectural style,
even if it means more code enforcement and city build-
ing regulations.
City resident Jim DePoore argued to include reduc-
tion of code enforcement and regulation as part of the
city's visioning strategy. He said instead of imposing
new regulations, the city should be less restrictive in its
building codes.
His wife said they were building a $4 million home
and wanted to protect their investment.
But Charlie Daniel countered, saying if anyone
moves into a new city, they have to abide by the wishes
of the majority of the population. As long as "laws are
here," residents have to live with them or change the
laws.
If you don't like it and nobody wants to change,
said Daniel, move to another community that's less



Visioning process


priorities listed for


Bradenton Beach
By Paul Roat
Bradenton Beach planners have prioritized the
visioningg" process for an as-yet-unnamed planner
who is expected to help guide the city's development
during the next 30 years.
Top of the list: creation of an Architectural and
Community Character Review Board.
Members of the city's planning and zoning board
will discuss the board and criteria to empower it at a
5:30 p.m. meeting Wednesday, Oct. 2 perhaps.
City commissioners agreed last week that the dis-
cussion of priorities outlined during the visioning ses-
sions may be premature without receiving input from
vision meetings planned for later this year, when win-
ter residents are in attendance.
The Architectural and Community Character Re-
view Board, as outlined during the three facilitated vi-
sioning meetings with citizens, business people and
others last May and June, would be a seven-member
panel consisting of at least two architects, planners or
engineers living within the city, plus members both at-
large and from one of five geographic districts in
Bradenton Beach.
The guidelines for construction within the city
would have to follow a list of established criteria. The
list includes landscaping, relationship of the structure
to the street, compatibility with adjacent properties,
doors, windows, roofing styles and materials, porches
or balconies, railings, facades and elevations, outside
lighting design, exterior building materials, driveways
and fences.
The structures would have to meet a standard set
of guidelines as well as additional supplemental guide-
-lines that may be established in special districts within
the city.
The guideline list would have points, and the struc-
ture would have to meet a minimum score, with bonus
points also possible.
As outlined during the visioning process, the build-
ing official would allocate the point system. Appeals of
the building official's determinations would go to the
architectural review board, and variances would go to
the city's board of adjustment after a recommendation
by the review board.
"The people at the visioning meetings believed the
architectural review board needed to review architec-
tural standards, similar to what would be in a deed-re-
stricted neighborhood," said Building Official Bob
Welch.
Not all the members of the city planning and zon-
ing board were keen on the creation of the board or the
establishment of the criteria, though.
"I don't think we should do this," said board mem-
ber Joe Garbus. "I believe you should be allowed to go
with any kind of windows you want as long as it con-
forms to the building code."
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restrictive. The city needs stronger building codes to
maintain its character, Daniel argued.
And the majority reigned when the 50-plus who
attended the meeting were asked by TBRPC represen-
tative Avrea Wynne to vote on whether or not they
wanted more or less code enforcement and regulation
than at present. Residents overwhelmingly defeated
DePoore's suggestion.
Not surprisingly, DePoore and his wife were the
only two votes in favor of the city becoming less re-
strictive in code enforcement and regulation. About 40
people voted against the statement.
City Attorney Jim Dye reminded those attending
the meeting that the visioning plan "is not a law." The
city can choose to act upon its statements at some point
in the future, or it can "put it away to gather dust."
After more debate, the consensus was to adopt the
TBRPC's draft vision statement:
"Anna Maria is a quiet, friendly beach community
which reflects its old Florida style through a balanced
mix of homes of varying sizes, with tree-lined streets,
native landscaping, bicycle and pedestrian friendly, and
specialty stores serving the community."


"An architectural review board is a firecracker of
an issue," said board member Rick Bisio. "I'm not sure
we want to deal with it first."
In the end, though, board members agreed to first
discuss the creation of the new board in a series of
meetings that could stretch out for several months.
Other topics of discussion based on the highlights of
the visioning process included:
Environmental and beautification standards of
community character.
New and retroactive landscaping.
Land-use issues such as building height and al-
lowed uses.
Traffic and mobility traffic calming and pedes-
trian access.
How to accomplish revitalization compatible


Residents voted that maintaining the community
character is the most important strategy in the vision-
ing process, followed closely by stormwater runoff and
drainage.
There was also a great deal of concern for the
Manatee Trolley. The visioning statement will call for
a meeting between the Manatee County Area Transit
and the city commission to determine exactly what is
the function of the trolley to the city's residents.
Many city residents would like to limit the number
of trolley stops in the city, install trolley bays along
Pine Avenue and Gulf Drive, have MCAT use smaller
and quieter trolleys in Anna Maria, and reduce the op-
erating hours and frequency of stops in the city.
The visioning plan also wants the city to seek a
solution to parking problems and decide whether park-
ing should be for residents or visitors.
The final visioning plan for the city will be pre-
sented by the TBRPC to the city commission at its Oct.
10 meeting.
If adopted, the visioning plan can be used as a
guide for new planning and zoning regulations and in
the upcoming comprehensive plan review for the city.


Blood
drive
-- - Anna Maria
Elementary
a School
AV--1.'- Nurse
Debbie
Gomes set
an example
for students
as she
donated
blood at the
Manatee
Community
Blood
Center
bloodmo-
bile, which
was at the
.school last
'Friday.
Islander
Photo:






















Land-use education for citizens and elected

The visioning process was accomplished through
three meetings in May and June, facilitated by planners
hired by the city from the Tampa Bay Regional Plan-
ning Council.
About 75 participants agreed on a "vision state-
ment" that stated "Bradenton Beach is a friendly, small
island community where both permanent and seasonal
residents display civic pride and encourage balanced
growth while retaining its Old Florida charm. We have
respect for our beach and environment, are regarded for
our lush landscaping and recreation opportunities, and
mobility can be achieved with similar ease via car, trol-
ley, bicycle or foot."






THE ISLANDER U OCT. 2, 2002 U PAGE 5


Villa Rosa targeted at Anna Maria meeting


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Just when you think Anna Maria residents are get-
ting complacent,a controversy erupts at a city commis-
sion meeting and everything's back to normal.
At the Sept. 26 commission meeting, residents
waited until public comment at the end to declare dis-
satisfaction with the city's approval of the construction
trailer at the Villa Rosa subdivision on South Bay Bou-
levard.
City resident Charlie Daniel said the construction
and sales trailer at the site is actually a commercial
enterprise on residential zoned property and the city is
in conflict with its own codes. The R-l zoning prohibits
"all other activities," including selling homes, said
Daniel.
City Attorney Jim Dye disagreed, but noted the
weakness of the city's code. "The sales aspect is ancil-
lary to construction," said Dye. Additionally, the city
placed a number of restrictions on use of the trailer as
a sales office. Once the first model home is built at
Villa Rosa, the sales office must be removed.
"But I'm just saying by our code it's not allowed,"
replied Daniel.
City Commissioner Chuck Webb agreed. "I've
read the code and I don't think [the trailer] is allowed
under R-l."
Daniel also claimed that the construction trailer is
not on the parcel approved by the city commission for
development of Villa Rosa, but sits on adjoining land
recently purchased by the developers, GSR of Holmes
Beach.
"If they are saying it [the trailer] is part and parcel
of the development, it needs to be on the development
land," claimed Daniel, and called upon Dye to re-ex-
amine the entire permit issuance to GSR.
Others in attendance agreed the city should look at
the issue and not give Villa Rosa "a free ride."
"Make them move the trailer back," said Georgia
Van Cleave.
Make them pay, said resident Duke Miller.
But the code does not yet allow the city to charge
Villa Rosa for engineering services performed by the
city, said Webb. The city will be forced to spend about
$4,000 on the Villa Rosa project.
That's a weakness of the code that's now being


addressed, Webb noted.
Just last week, he submitted a draft land-use devel-
opment ordinance to the planning and zoning board
that would charge developers for city services. If the
city commission approves and passes the ordinance, it
could become retroactive and apply to Villa Rosa.
Villa Rosa has only preliminary approval for its
project and must return to the city commission for fi-
nal plat approval before construction of any houses in
the 15-unit project begins.
Mayor SueLynn said she would discuss the permit
with Dye, including where the trailer should be located.
The permit was issued by building official Bob Welch
of Bradenton Beach, acting on behalf of Anna Maria,
as the city currently has no certified building inspector.
But Daniel plans to pursue the issue further with
his own code enforcement complaint, a process that
could eventually reach the city's code enforcement
board.
Developer Steve Noriega of GSR said the city has
already given its permission to place the trailer at its
current site after an initial request to place the trailer on
Palm Avenue was rejected.

Parking
Attempting to deal with a problem that's been
around since the first car came across the old wooden
bridge into Anna Maria. the mayor said she wants to
use the services of a parking consultant from the Uni-
versity of South Florida.
The consultant was to give a presentation at the
meeting, but could not be reached in time for the meet-
ing. the mayor said. The consultant would be available
for a special commission meeting on parking.
Commissioner John Michaels said fine, but every
time there is a special parking meeting, "we have the same
public discussion. We need to get down and get with it."
Commissioners set 7 p.m. Oct. 29 for a special
commission meeting on the parking problem in Anna
Maria. The last special commission session on parking
was just under a year ago, on Nov. 27. 2001.
When resident Margaret Jenkins asked what hap-
pened to the last parking committee and its recommen-
dations, Webb said that committee met three years ago
and was unable to agree on a single plan to present to
the commission.


SueLynn said she would bring a draft plan to the
Oct. 29 meeting "just to get us going."
In other matters, the commission approved the first
readings of the zero-lot-line ordinance and the setback-
modification ordinance. The planning and zoning
board has recommended commission approval of the
two ordinances.
The commission also approved the appointments
by the mayor of William Iseman and Duke Miller to the
code enforcement board.
SueLynn reminded the public that the presentation
of the visioning document to the city by the Tampa Bay
Regional Planning Council will be 7 p.m. Oct. 10 at
city hall. The commission voted to approve paying
TBRPC $10,600 from the city's reserve fund.

Charter presentation
Charter review committee chairperson Tom
Aposporos presented the committee's recommenda-
tions for a new charter that had taken seven months of
meetings to adopt. He hoped the charter could be
placed on the February 2003 city election ballot.
SueLynn said she would schedule a workshop ses-
sion on the charter in the very near future at which time
the new proposals could be publicly addressed.
Commissioner Michaels said he will place the
charter recommendations on the city's Web site. and
copies of the document can be obtained at city hall.

Engineering services.
The commission agreed to pay the engineering
firm of Zoller, Najjar and Shroyer a total of $6.390 to
review the city's land-development code, along with
documents relating to the Villa Rosa subdivision. The
firm will also develop a checklist for the subdivision
developers to complete prior to submission of the final
plat approval.

Mayor's comments
The second reading of the turtle ordinance was not
placed on the Sept. 26 agenda, the mayor said, because
it was not continued from its last discussion at the Sept.
12 city commission workshop. As a result, Dye in-
formed the mayor that the ordinance will have to go
through the entire process again with a first and second
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opinion


Canned vs. shared vision
Do we share a vision for the future of Anna Maria
Island or does the Tampa Bay Regional Planning
Council share its vision with the Island?
Lush palm tree and native landscaping ... old
Florida-style architecture ... quaint village atmo-
sphere? Does this sound like the future?
Vision 1: "Bradenton Beach is a friendly, small is-
land community where both permanent and seasonal resi-
dents display civic pride and encourage balanced growth
while retaining its Old Florida charm. We have respect for
our beach and environment, are regarded for our lush land-
scaping and recreation opportunities, and mobility can be
achieved with similar ease via car, trolley, bicycle or foot."
Vision 2: "Anna Maria is a quiet, friendly beach
community which reflects its old Florida style through
a balanced mix of homes of varying sizes, with tree-
lined streets, native landscaping, bicycle and pedestrian
friendly, and specialty stores serving the community."
Does it sound like the reasons we may have moved
here or stayed here for many years? What could be
more simplified, more easily fascilitated, more agree-
able? Stepford Island?
Sounds like 30 years from now everything will be
idyllic the same.
And what about the familiar adage we hear re-
peated most frequently during election times that
we love it here and we don't want it to change?
All the while politicians and newcomers (under
two-year residency) talk mostly about what they want
to see improved (ie: changed).
Just in the past year we've lost Duffy's, although we
have high hopes and the owners promise a comeback, and
gained Skinny's in its place. Pete Reynard's former res-
taurant vanished under the wrecker's ball, but widow
Eleanor Tatakis looked at Tidemark Lodge (40 hotel/
condo units plus restaurant, pool, meeting rooms, etc.) as
the future for the location. In years past, landmarks Fast
Eddies, Ernie's IGA and Cafe Robar/Eddie B's vanished
from Anna Maria.
Bradenton Beach's Bridge Street has evolved from a
row of taverns and-seedy bars of the 1970s into a spiffy
resort, new shops and restaurants. The Moose Lodge has
a new "moose" over the door. Developments are spring-
ing-up like, well, condos replacing small, wood
cottages and promising to increase the tax base.
Everything changes. Nothing stays the same.
Except, "I love Anna Maria," a slogan proposed
many years ago by author Wyatt Blassingame.



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Where's the outrage?
I have always thought of Anna Maria Island as a
kinder, gentler place. What has happened?
I cannot understand why the newspapers and all of
the residents are not outraged about the recent informa-
tion concerning the Lardas family keeping the under-
water canal land as their own after selling millions of
dollars of adjacent properties.
If this truly were an honest mistake, why haven't
they made it right instead of issuing orders about what
owners can and cannot do and creating a situation for
lawyers to make even more money?
At the very least what they did is unethical and
deceitful, at its worst they are emulating the individual
in Tampa who erected an ugly pink fence to keep prop-
erty owners from enjoying their land until they met his
financial demands. Does the word "extortion" come to
mind?
Mr. Lardas can settle this immediately by simply
doing the ethical thing: Give the land to its rightful
owners. This would allow all landowners on the Island
to rest easily at night.
I'm now worried that the Lardas family may have
once owned my property.
Carol Yudofsky, Holmes Beach


'Setting the record straight'
As secretary of the Holmes Beach Civic Associa-
tion, I was disappointed to read letters and articles con-
cerning the Island Starter & Alternator business that
have appeared in Island newspapers over the past
couple of months.
In these articles, Sue Normand has been portrayed
as an instigator and troublemaker when in fact she is
simply a concerned citizen. The issue at hand has noth-
ing to do with personalities and all to do with code
enforcement (or lack thereof). Let me set the record
straight.


The HBCA received many complaints from neigh-
bors of the Island Starter & Alternator business over the
past year. Interestingly, Sue Normand was not one of
them.
In fact, our "Avenue C Committee," which was
formed as a result of those complaints, contacted Sue
when we found no copies of complaints in the-public;
record and we saw no evidence of compliance to the.
codes when we visited the site.
We contacted her because she is a neighbor of the
business in question and because of our admiration for
her knowledge of the codes and the thoroughness we
know she uses when she researches violations. After
talking to her, our concern widened beyond Avenue C
because we saw a code enforcement process that ap-
peared to ignore citizens' concerns.
Fortunately, the city of Holmes Beach did provide
us with attention from a few of the city officials, and
we are pleased to say that our questions were given re-
spect and consideration.
Largely because of Sue's expertise and her suc-
cinct history of the Avenue C situation, we are hope-
ful that the appropriate action will be taken as these
code violations come before the city commission and
code enforcement board. If that happens, all of us can
know that our government does work for us.
Shirley D. Romberger, chairman, Avenue C Conm-
inittee

Good trolley
It appears that the only complaints regarding the
trolley are from those who don't ride it. The trolley is
a wonderful thing. It's convenient, it's free and avail-
able to everyone.
I ride it at least eight times a week for various rea-
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THE ISLANDER 0 OCT. 2, 2002 M PAGE 7


Code enforcement board orders 'unit' removed


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
City resident Robert Byrne's rental property at 526
56th St. was found to be in violation of the residential
zoning code by the Holmes Beach Code Enforcement
Board at its Sept. 19 meeting.
Code Enforcement Officer Walter Wunderlich had
cited the property for its use as a duplex in a single-
family residential zone.
Byrne told Wunderlich that the house has appar-
ently been a two-family, non-conforming home for 25
years, however the board ruled based on the code re-
strictions.
Wunderlich reported to the board that the previous
owner of the property added a unit within the home to
be used by an elderly family member. The unit served
as a mother-in-law apartment and was never rented.
However, Wunderlich said the former owner never


obtained a permit for the addition and acknowledged
it was not built to code.
Because the second unit has a separate cooking
range, Wundeflich said the addition serves as a "unit,"
changing the single-family home into a duplex.
Although Byrne has been renting the home to two
separate tenants, he says he is marketing the property
as a single-family home.
Despite who owns the home, board members
agreed, the stove must be removed to bring the home
into compliance and Byrne was given 30 days to com-
ply.
The board also ruled on a case regarding a boat
docked at a residence owned by Earl Hieronimus in the
500 block of 72nd Street.
According to Wunderlich, Hieronimus' boat and
lift encroach on the required 10-foot setback to the
adjoining property.


At St. Peter's
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to Europe.


Hieronimus notified Wunderlich that he has con-
tracted with Underwater Enterprises to move the lift.
Wunderlich confirmed that the proper permits to move
the lift have already been issued and the board granted
Hieronimus 30 days to complete the work.
In other matters, Wunderlich updated the board or
a case pending against Dave Billings of 311 59th St.
operator of annamaria.net, for installation of a commer-
cial communications tower/antenna at his residence.
Wunderlich said Billings has removed the antenna,
and tower from his home and installed a new one on ,
post at the auto body shop nearby. However
Wunderlich said, there is still a violation because
Billing's lacks a site plan.
Billings submitted a permit for his antenna to thf
city but his fee was returned because, according t(
Wunderlich, "his application indicated he is still in vio
lation."
Billings has 30 of 120 days allowed by the boan
to bring his home-based business into compliance.
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Anna Maria businesses unite to work with city


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The 20-plus Anna Maria business owners and rep-
resentatives who attended Mayor SueLynn's Sept. 25
meeting to discuss how the city and business can work
together agreed on one issue: They need to unite as a
force to promote the city and combat what seems to be
an anti-business sentiment among some city residents.
The mayor agreed. "Some complain you are bring-
ing tourists to this city," she said.
But businesses and business owners pay property
tax and sales tax, said one representative at the meet-
ing and that money comes back to the city. Businesses
are an integral part of the city and its charm.
Indeed you are, said the mayor.
The business representatives identified other ma-
jor issues, including how to promote the city of Anna
Maria as a destination, drainage and parking.
A major complaint business owners receive from
visitors is about parking. Sean Murphy of the Island's
End restaurant said the city's speed trap along Gulf
Drive and $35 fine for parking on the right of way are
complaints he hears constantly from patrons.
Murphy also said he often finds his parking lot


filled up with beachgoers while his restaurant patrons
can't find a spot and go elsewhere. Parking should be
just a minor issue, he said, but it has tied the city and
local businesses in knots for years.
Kent Davis of the Siam Garden Resort said busi-
ness owners need to work together and "keep promot-
ing Anna Maria as a destination."
Many visitors never even think of the city as a desti-
nation, he said. "But our strength is Anna Maria" and its
charm and lifestyle, he said. "Promote this end of the Is-
land," Davis said. He thought the Pine Avenue business
district could have more "fun things" for visitors to do.
Glen Neumann of Neumann's Island Beach Store
agreed the city needs more promotion of good ideas.
He said that while some people have a negative opin-
ion of the Island trolley and want to get rid of it, "the
trolley is bringing people here," he said, and that's
good for local gift shops, restaurants and stores.
There were also complaints that the media were
hurting business by writing negative stories about the
city: Additionally, the city often rejected ideas that
might help business, such as the recent hovercraft tour
business proposal.
But SueLynn pointed out that when the city com-


mission discussed the hovercraft, few business repre-
sentatives attended the commission meeting to support
it, but those opposed to the idea were out in force.
City Commissioner John Michaels, who said he
was attending as a business owner, took off his "busi-
ness hat" for a few seconds to note that very few rep-
resentatives of city businesses ever attend city commis-
sion meetings to provide input on business issues from
their point of view.
"So the magic wand is to establish a presence at
city commission meetings," suggested Murphy. "We
need political representation," he added.
Davis agreed. City businesses need to establish a
cooperative network and organize for positive political
change.
With that in mind, representatives set the first
meeting of Anna Maria's informal business association
for noon Oct. 15 at the Island's End. Lunch is free to
business owners or representatives courtesy of
Murphy, he said, and a $5 donation per person will be
for start-up expenses.
Davis will be organizing the informal session and
anyone interested in attending should contact him at
778-2000 or e-mail to kent@siamgardenresort.com.


The commish
Holmes Beach commissioner and Duffy's Tavern owner Pat Geyer relaxed
with fellow Commissioner Don Maloney and his wife Sara at the Boiler
Room in Bradenton during "Duffy's Day." Islander Photo: Diana Bogan


'Duffy Boiler Tavern Room'
Boiler Room Bar and Grill owner Matt LaVallee, second from left, welcomed the cast,
crew, production team and, of course, the Geyer family from Duffy's Tavern, formerly
located in Holmes Beach and currently searching for new quarters, to his establishment
for a day with everything "Duffy." Ed and Pat Geyer, right, are joined by Penni, front,
and from left, Polli, Patti, Peggi and Pam. The burgers were sizzling, the crowd was
happy to be back together, and, what was that in the middle of the room? Pool tables!
Well, still no french fries. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy


Skinny's sign not permitted, Freemans left hanging


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach city commissioners left the Free-
man family hanging when they unanimously voted in
favor of a sign for Skinny's Place similar to the one
"Duffy's Tavern" had, rather than a new sign they have
purchased for "Skinny's Place."
Skinny's Place, at the corrier of Manatee Avenue
and Gulf Drive, formerly Duffy's Tavern, is a noncon-
forming commercial business in a residential zone and
the Duffy's Tavern sign was also nonconforming.
A glitch in the city's zoning codes for commercial
signs doesn't offer any guidelines for placing a sign on
a nonconforming commercial property located in a
residential neighborhood.
According to the city's zoning codes, which were
revised in 1992, when a commercial property with a
nonconforming sign changes hands, the new sign must
be brought to conformity. But that would only hold true
if the business were in a properly zoned business dis-
trict.
The Freeman family already had a sign made be-
fore they stumbled across the code roadblock. The sign
they built is 72 inches wide and 44.5 inches tall at the
peak of the rounded top. The family said they planned
to affix the sign to the railing on the porch above the
restaurant.
According to City Attorney Patricia Petruff, the
commission could use its discretion to either accept the
sign already purchased by the Freemans or to require


the sign be the same size and have the same placement
as the one used by the previous establishment. The
commission could also authorize the use of a sign that
would be acceptable in other commercial districts.
"It's up to the commission to interpret its own or-
dinances," Petruff said.
Members of the Freeman family objected to the
commission's ruling, stating that the proposed sign
presented to the commission at the last work session is
smaller than other signs currently posted by neighbor-
ing businesses.


The Anna Maria Island Historical Society has re-
ceived its first shipment of replicas of the Anna
Maria City Pier and has them for sale at the histori-
cal museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
The pier replicas, which the society said are rec-
ognized collectibles, are 7 inches long, 3 inches high
and about an inch thick. They are in full color. Price
is $19.95.
The pier follows the society's successful devel-
opment and sale of replicas of the first church on the
Island, the chapel at Roser Memorial Community
Church. The first order of 90 pieces sold out and a
few are left of the reorder. They bring $15.95 each.
The museum is starting autumn season hours ef-
fective this week. It will be open from 10 a.m. until


Despite Petruff's assurance that it was not too late
for the commission to reconsider its decision, the vote
held firm.
Chairman Rich Bohnenberger advised the
Freemans not to throw away the sign they already made
since the commission would be amending its ordinance
to provide proper sign requirements for nonconform-
ing properties.
In the meantime, Bohnenberger said if the
Freeman's wanted to open Skinny's Place with proper
signage, to make it like Duffy's.


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A workshop at which writers are to read
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THE ISLANDER M OCT. 2, 2002 M PAGE 9


Work may restart on chamber office


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Work could resume soon to turn the former
Eckerds building in Holmes Beach into the Anna Maria
Island Chamber of Commerce headquarters, a new fit-
ness center and other offices.
Owner John Belsito and the key Holmes Beach
official say the problem that red-flagged construction
seems ironed out now and a building permit awaits
revised plans from an architect and engineer.
When the plans are in hand, assuming they are
satisfactory to the city, a permit can be issued and re-
modeling of the building can resume, said Bill
Saunders, assistant superintendent of the building
department.
The job was well along when it was interrupted a


few weeks ago upon discovery. that part of the
building's roof encroached on the property next door,
the Tidemark Lodge condo/resort.
First priority is the corner that will be occupied by
the chamber, said Belsito, owner and manager of the
building. Then the gymnasium will be completed for
his Island Fitness Center, along with smaller business
offices to fill out tenancy.
He. will do "all the required things," such as handi-
cap accesses, electrical work, safety measures and the
like. Then the chamber can finish the interior of its
space as it desires.
The organization has been ready to move for many
weeks, said Executive Director Mary Ann Brockman.
"We're going to do it all," she said, "new furniture
and all, thanks to the generosity of our members'


Founders Club. We have four 'founder members' at the
presidential level, $5,000 each, and 12 at the director
level, $2,500 each.
"This is going to be a first-class office."
It also will be a highly visible office, near probably
the busiest traffic comer on the Island at Gulf Drive and
Marina Drive. Parking will be ample. Just a block
away, the current quarters on Gulf Drive are out of the
traffic concentration and have been difficult sometimes
for visitors to locate.
Brockman said that from the time the building is
ready for it, the chamber will need about a month to
move. It will have to build installations such as a main
counter, tile the floors, paint everything and other
"work we can't do until the main construction is fin-
ished."


Sea turtle hatchlings survive depredation


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Anna Maria Island's sea turtle nesting season went
almost the whole course with only one wreck then,
with only four nests left, one was vandalized.
It happened over the weekend, said Suzi Fox, des-
ignated by the state as chief marine turtle protector for


Mary "Hadije" DuCharme will be honored as
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The public reception will be from 11 a.m. to 3
p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, at the guild's gallery, 5414
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. The exhibit of
DuCharme's acrylics and watercolors will open then
and remain through the month.
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"Someone got into that nest Saturday night," she
said. "We (Anna Maria Turtle Watch volunteers) knew
it was due to hatch any time and we watched it Thurs-
day and Friday nights.
"Saturday night we kept watch until the last volun-
teer left about 12:30.


The rest of the 2002 schedule for the guild:
Monday, Oct. 7, 6:30-8 p.m., general meeting,
with Jacqueline Clark as speaker, at the Episcopal
Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach.
Oct. 12, art and bake sale; Nov. 3, Artist of the
Month reception for Carl Voyles; Nov. 4, general
meeting; Nov. 8, watercolor demonstration by Bar-
bara Singer; Nov. 16, art and bake sale; Dec. 1, Art-
ist of the Month reception for Sue Allen and Cheryl
Jorgensen; Dec. 2, general meeting and Christmas
party; and Dec. 14, art and bake sale.


"At 6:10 Sunday morning they came back and
found someone had dug into the nest and then pushed
down with a foot and crushed the air cavity."
She referred to the dome of air that forms above the
eggs when the hatchlings are about to break out through
the egg shells. If the turtles hatch into sand instead of
the air cavity, they can suffocate.
"We excavated the nest then and, wonder of wonders,
we found 59 hatchlings alive," Fox said. "We couldn't let
them go in the sunlight, they'd cook. So we held them in
bucket in a cool place until night and then let them go into
the Gulf."
Holmes Beach police were notified, and they and
Fox are seeking any witnesses who may have been out
in the wee hours to see the depredation.
The Island's nests have been remarkably free of
vandalism this year, the only other instance occurring
on the Fourth of July, Fox noted.
Now only three nests remain unhatched on the
Island's beach, one each in Anna Maria, Holmes Beach
and Bradenton Beach. They're a couple of weeks short
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Instrumentalists, singers
needed by orchestra
The Anna Maria Island Community Orchestra
and Chorus is looking for instrumentalists and sing-
ers to make music in the season's concerts.
Instrumentalists are needed on violin, viola
and bass, and soprano and tenor singers are also
sought. Anyone interested in orchestra may call
Ellie Diesing at 758-5886, and chorus Sandy
Parent at 727-1822, for information and the re-
hearsal schedules.


Directors head program
for Off Stage Ladies
The Island Players' directors of the season's pre-
sentations will discuss their productions at a meeting
Wednesday, Oct. 9, of the Players' supporting auxil-
iary, Off Stage Ladies.
The luncheon meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m.
at the Bradenton Yacht Club, 4307 Snead Island
Road, Palmetto.
The directors featured on the program are Kelly
Woodland, Phyllis Elfenbein and Preston Boyd. The
season's offerings are "Mother Hicks," opening Thurs-
day, Oct. 3, and running through Oct. 13; "Rumors,"
Nov 14-24; "Deathtrap," Jan. 9-26; "Art," March 6-23;
and "Open Season," May 8-18.
Luncheon reservations may be made and details
obtained by calling Marilyn George at 778-7423 or
Marge Ebel at 792-7818.

Art league's faculty show
reception is Friday
The Anna Maria Island Art League's annual faculty
exhibit will open with a public reception from 5:30 to 7:30
p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at the league's gallery, 5312 Holmes
Blvd., Holmes Beach.
The exhibit will be there through October, said Gin-
ger White, director of the league and the gallery. She also
announced the organization's show calendar for the 2002-
03 season.
Featured in the month's exhibit will be floorcloths by
Elena DeLaVille, tile art by Margo Belaga, photography
by Jerry Quin and Chris Galanopoulos, craftsmanship by
Ed Sterba and John Horigan, oil painting by Paul Scibilia,
watercolors by Barbara Singer, stained glass and mosaic
by Sandy French, and drawing by Ginger White.
Hours at the gallery are 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday
through Friday.
Upcoming events on the league's calendar are:
Open exhibit Nov. 1-27, with submissions due Oct.
29-31.
Digital Fine Artists Association exhibit Dec. 6-31,
submissions due Dec. 3.
Ninth annual James Pay exhibit Jan. 3-31, submis-
sions Jan. 2.
Village of the Arts exhibit in Bradenton Feb. 7-28,
submissions Feb. 4.
Student exhibit March 7-27, submissions March 4-6.
ARTarget exhibit April 4-30, submissions April 1-3.
Ninth annual Manatee High School exhibit May 9-31.
Further information on exhibits and on the league,
gallery and classes may be obtained by calling 778-2099.


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Friends of Library open
2002 season Tuesday
A discussion on "Birds and Berries" by Steve
Black, president of the Manatee County Audubon So-
ciety, will open the 2002 season of Friends of the Is-
land Library.
He will address the free public event at the library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, at 2 p.m. Tuesday,
Oct. 8. Tickets are not necessary, with a first-come,
first-seated plan. This is the first of the 2002-03
"Friends' Focus on Florida" program.
The October artistic exhibits in the library will be
"Baskets & Fiber Figures" by Gloria Hall Cropper and
"Mixed Media" artworks provided by Island Gallery
West.
Along with all other Manatee County public librar-
ies, Island Branch will be closed Monday morning,
Oct. 14, for staff training, reopening to the public at 1
p.m. The library's schedule of events for the month:
Monday, Oct. 7, 21, 28 Internet class for begin-
ners, 8:30 a.m.; advance registration required by call-
ing 778-6341.
Tuesday, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 --Veterans service
officer meets vets from 1 to 4 p.m. by appointment,
749-3030.
Wednesday, Oct. 9 Friends Book Club, 10:30
a.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Family
Storytime 7 p.m.
Thursday and Friday, Oct. 17 and 18 AARP 55
Alive brushup driving course for seniors, noon to 4
p.m., advance registration required, 776-1158.
Saturday, Oct. 12 origami class, 10:30 a.m.
The library opens at 10 a.m. daily except Sundays
and Monday, Oct. 14, closing at 8 p.m. Monday and
Wednesday, 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursdays, 5 p.m.
Friday and Saturdays. Further information may be
obtained by calling 778-6341.

One-stroke painting class
starts Thursday
The first of four classes in one-stroke painting will
be from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria. Registration deadline is Thursday.
The course will be taught on four consecutive
Thursday by Jo Gustafsen. Cost is $90 for all four
sessions. Details are available at 778-1908.

Team Tennis Ralleyball
registration open
Registration for Team Tennis Ralleyball has begun
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Play starts Oct. 15 for sessions from 5 to 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesdays and Fridays. It is for youngsters
in kindergarten through fifth-grade. Deadline for reg-
istration is Oct. 11.
Aim of the program is to develop basic tennis-skills
for beginning through intermediate players to progress
from lessons to match play. Price for the six-week pro-
gram is $60 for members, $70 for non-members, and that
includes a shorts-and-shirt uniform for Friday team play.
Further information may be obtained by calling
778-1908.







Streetlife


Island police reports
Anna Maria
Sept. 17, 300 block of Spring Avenue, domestic
battery. A teenage girl was arrested for domestic bat-
tery after she allegedly bruised and scratched her
mother during an argument, according to the report.
Sept. 18, 100 Spring Ave., Sandbar restaurant, alarm.
Deputies responded to an alarm and secured the property.
Sept. 19, 500 block of Blue Heron Drive, alarm.
Deputies responded to an alarm and secured the property.
Sept..24, 100 block of Park Avenue, burglary.
According to the report, a man's car was burglarized
while he was at the beach.

Bradenton Beach
Sept. 17,402 Church Ave., Bradenton Beach Marina,
theft. The motors were reportedly stolen from two boats.
Sept. 18, 2400 block of Avenue A, theft. Building
permits and blue prints for two homes under construc-
tion were reportedly stolen from the permit boxes.
Sept. 21, 2100 block of Bay Drive North, domes-
tic disturbance. According to the report, a couple got
into an argument after the man suspected the woman
had a male visitor.

Holmes Beach
Sept. 21, 100 block of Aqua Lane, parking. Ac-
cording to the report, officers received complaints
about cars illegally parked and blocking driveways.
However, officers did not find any illegally parked
vehicles.
Sept. 22, 100 block of Aqua Lane, parking. Offic-
ers responded again to complaints of illegally parked
cars. According to the report, however, no cars were
found in violation.
Sept. 22, 100 block of Aqua Lane, parking. Offic-
ers responded to more complaints of cars being ille-
gally parked. According to the report, no cars were il-
legally parked and the homeowner calling in the com-
plaints was warned against making false reports. Offic-
ers also advised the complainant to take the matter up
with the city commission.
Sept. 22, 200 block of 54th Street, battery. Accord-
ing to the report, a man was arrested after he allegedly
gave his wife a bloody lip and threw her up against a
wall.
Sept. 22, 3015 Gulf Drive, Citgo, aggravated battery.


An employee reported that a man pointed a small chrome
pistol at him after the employee tried to collect money
owed for a past purchase. According to the report, the
suspect left before police were notified of the incident.
Sept. 23, 300 block of Gulf Drive, suspicious per-
son. A woman reported seeing a man leaving the Citgo
station with a knife. According to the report, a trespass
order was issued against the suspicious person.
Sept. 23, 100 block of 34th Street, aggravated as-
sault and battery. According to the report, four boys got
into a, fight after two of the boys were accused of at-
tempting to steal the other two boy's skim boards.
Sept. 23, 100 block of 46th Street, theft. Accord-
ing to the report, someone borrowed a skim board and
did not return it.
Sept. 23, 600 block of Key Royale Drive, suspi-
cious incident. According to the report, a man reported
receiving harassing phone calls and e-mails from a
woman he does not know.
Sept. 24, 5610 Gulf Drive, Hidden Cove, burglary.
According to the report, someone broke into a vehicle did
approximately $900 in damage to the convertible top.
There was nothing reported stolen from the vehicle.
Sept. 24, 5200 Gulf Drive, burglary. According to
the report, a van was broken into but nothing was re-
ported missing.
Sept. 26, 200 block of North Harbor Drive, bur-
glary. A woman reported that someone attempted to
break into her father's home. According to the report,
pry marks were found on the door and a window screen
had been partially removed.


Wild bird rescue class
is Saturday morning
The Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary will re-
sume training classes in wild bird rescue at 10:30
a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at the sanctuary on City
Island just south of Longboat Key, off the south
ramp of the New Pass Bridge.
The Pelican Man, Dale Shield, also sent out
a call for volunteers at the welcome center, gift
shop, as tour guides and for speaking at schools
and organizations.
Further information on rescue and the volun-
teer prospects may be obtained by calling 388-
4444.


Obituaries


Susan Wolfe Fuller
Susan Wolfe Fuller, 57, of Holmes Beach, died
Sept. 26.
Born in Dayton, Ohio, Mrs. Fuller came to Mana-
tee County from Minnetonka, Minn., in 2000. She was
a buyer for the retail clothing industry. She was a mem-
ber of the National Equestrian Federation of the United
States. She was Protestant.
There will be private services at a later date. Me-
morial contributions may be made to Moffitt Cancer
Foundation, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa FL 33612-
9497.
She is survived by husband Thomas; daughters
Wendy of Phoenix, Ariz., Cindy of Rochester, N.Y.,
and Lisa Miller of Apex, N.C.; brother John L. Wolfe
of Kettering, Ohio; mother Joan G. Wolfe; and two
grandchildren,

Pauline M. Johnson
Pauline M. Johnson, 85, of Bradenton, died Sept.
27.
Born in Wheeling, W. Va., Mrs. Johnson came to
Manatee County from Fort Lauderdale in 1984. She
was a private duty nurse. She was Methodist.
Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednes-
day, Oct. 2, at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Manasota
Chapel, 1221 53rd Ave. E., Bradenton. Burial will be
at Manasota Memorial Park. Memorial contributions
may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955
Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238.
She is survived by husband James W. "Jim";
daughters Sharon Annis of Holmes Beach and Vonnie
Bozas of Jupiter; son James W. Jr. of Osprey; brother
Paul Feick of Parkersburg, W. Va.; nine grandchildren;
and 11 great-grandchildren.


Mary Martin
Mary Martin, 75, of Bradenton and formerly Anna
Maria, died Sept. 27.
Born in Cincinnati, Mrs. Martin moved to Mana-
tee County from West Chester, Ohio, in 1982. She was
a school teacher. She was a member of the Garden Club
in Cincinnati. She was a member of St. Bernard Catho-
lic Church, Holmes Beach.
There were no services. Burial will be in Brookside
Cemetery, Butler City, Ohio. Griffith-Cline Funeral
Home, Manatee Avenue Chapel, was in charge of ar-
rangements.
She is survived by sister Ruth Ann Carey of West
Chester, and brother Thomas J. Osterman of Kildeer,
Ill.

Frank Slomba
Frank Slomba, 82, of Holmes Beach, died Sept. 26.
Born in Buffalo, N.Y., Mr. Slomba came to Mana-
tee County from St. Paul, Minn., in 1982. He was the
personnel manager and safety director for Gould Na-
tional Battery in St. Paul for 25 years. He served in the
U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a
member of American Legion Kirby Stewart Post 24 in
Bradenton. He was a member of St. Bernard Catholic
Church and the Holy Name Society.
Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at the
church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Memo-
rial contributions may be made to Hospice of South-
west Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238.
Bradenton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Rose M.; daughters Judith
Klepperich of Mendota Heights, Minn., and Rosemary
Knick of Pompton Plains, N.J.; four grandchildren; and
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Kiwanis celebrates 50 years on Island


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island is cel-
ebrating its 50th anniversary of service and fellowship
on the Island at a dinner Oct. 14, with a reservation
deadline Friday, Oct. 5.
Two-time president and celebration chairman Ri-
chard Bohnenberger said he is accepting RSVPs at
778-0355 or e-mail richbrealty@mindspring.com.
Checks for $20 per person should be made out to
Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island and mailed to P.O.
Box 1215, Holmes Beach FL 34218.
Officers for 2002-03 will be installed at a social
hour beginning at 6 p.m., the buffet dinner following
at 7, at the Cafe on the Beach, Manatee Avenue and
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Attire is "beach casual."
Bob LoPiccolo and friends will entertain.
Bohnenberger noted that the celebration is open to
"anyone and everyone who enjoys a good time and
wishes us well."
To be installed by Pat Cunningham, lieutenant
governor of Kiwanis Division 17, are: Jim Stewart,
president; Phyllis Bohnenberger, president-elect; Larry
Cory, treasurer; Rich Bohnenberger, secretary; and
Robinson King, outgoing president, Kiwanis Founda-
tion member.
The club was chartered in 1952 with its first presi-
dent P.D. Wright. The charter meeting and its first
regular meeting were in the Anna Maria Elementary
School, which became the scene of all of the club's
weekly meetings until 1964.
"The use of the school was somewhat due to the
fact that the club's first secretary-treasurer, Clyde
Phelps, was married to the school's principal, Lena
Phelps," the club notes in its celebration program. A
close relationship with the school has endured and
prospered over the years.
In 1964 Manatee County asked the club to take
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Money from the pavilion went to "Island benevo-
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League, the grade school, and Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center," said the club.
Since 1984 the club has met at various locations,
ending up again at the beach Saturday mornings.
Noting its 40th anniversary in 1992, the club rec-
ognized its first women members, Bobbye Chasey and
Harryette Jenkins. Current membership totals 33, eight
of them women. I
Among its better known contributions to the Island
are the Easter sunrise service it organizes every year,
the Big Band Valentine Dance, bell-ringing with the
Salvation Army at Christmas, and its scholarship pro-
gram.
But Kiwanis boasts a long list of programs and
service projects that it sponsors, including the grade
school, community center, Adopt-A-Grandparent pro-
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Songwriter Mindy Simmons visits middle school


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Sarasota's Mindy Simmons entertained students at
Island Middle School with her humorous, family-ori-
ented blend of age-appropriate songs.
Often labeled a folk singer and songwriter,
Simmons says her musical style is what is becoming
known in the business as Americana.
Performing for 22 years, Simmons says her
songwriting actually began to blossom when she
moved to Sarasota from Colorado 10 years ago.
Simmons hoped to inspire budding IMS
songwriters with her visit to the school.
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Simmons.
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Simmons played her guitar and sang some of the
songs found on her recordings, including a song she
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Breakfast: Dannon Danimals Yogurt, Fruit, Cereal,
Juice
Lunch: Beef-A-Roni with Roll or Breaded Pork
Sandwich, Broccoli, Cucumber Coins, Fruit
Friday, Oct. 11
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the songwriter, with a song she wrote about the events
of 9/11.
Overall, Simmons' goal was to inspire future
songwriters and instill a healthy respect for what it
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Garlic Breadstick, Cooked Carrots, Tossed Salad
with Dressing
Basket Meal: Cheeseburger, Goldfish Crackers, Jello
Lighter Side: Salad Sensations or Ham and Cheese
Sandwich
Tuesday, Oct. 8
Traditional Meal: Macaroni and Cheese with Ham
and Roll, Mixed Vegetables, Tossed Salad with
Dressing
Basket Meal: Chicken Patty on Bun, Pretzels
Lighter Side: Salad Sensations or Tuna Salad Sand-
wich
Wednesday, Oct. 9
Traditional Meal: Chicken and Rice, Roll, Green
Beans, Fruit Cup
Basket Meal: Corn Dog, Fries
Lighter Side: Salad Sensations or Fruit, Yogurt and
Muffin
Thursday, Oct. 10
Traditional Meal: Stuffed Shells, Garlic Breadstick,
Broccoli, Tossed Salad with Dressing
Basket Meal: Barbecue Ribett on Bun, Goldfish
Crackers, Cookie
Lighter Side: Salad Sensations or Turkey and Cheese
Sandwich
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Serving up something new at Anna Maria Elementary


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
There are a few changes to this year's lunch pro-
gram at Anna Maria Elementary School, and for stu-
dents that means a few new menu items.-
The Manatee County Food Service. Department's
administrative office provides schools,; including Anna
Maria, with the lunch menus and nutritional guidelines.
Manatee County follows a nutrient-based 'meal
plan, which analyzes the nutritional value of the menu
items for the week.
This year the county has a new food vendor. Items
are now being ordered from Sysco based in Palmetto.
Another change the county made has been in the deliv-
ery of its meat products.
According to AME's Cafeteria Manager Rene
Harper, she no longer receives raw chicken, turkey or
ground beef. It comes precooked to protect it from bac-
teria.
What comes down the lunch line to students is a
healthy meal that Harper believes includes some of the
kids' familiar foods. For example, this year the cafete-
ria offers snacks like goldfish crackers with sandwiches
and Frito-brand chips with its chili con care.
Other new menu items include salad shakers, to-
mato soup with goldfish shaped pasta, chicken
tetrazzini, stuffed shells, pizza sticks with dunking
sauce and chicken fries (chicken cut like a french fry,
lightly seasoned and baked).
Even breakfast has a few new menu options, said
Harper. Students will see Belgian waffle sticks or chiro,
long pastry dough filled with apple or raspberry filling,
offered in the morning.
Still, Harper said that she will continue making
some longtime AME favorites like her homemade spa-
ghetti sauce and hamburger gravy.
Harper said she is bound to the menu provided by
the county and must follow the portions recommended
for the students' daily allowance.
Students may choose an entree and up to two side
dishes daily. Harper must offer a minimum of two
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Harper said that food must also be kept at 30 per-
cent or less in fat and 10 percent or less of saturated fat.
Harper said that in addition to marketing food
packages that kids will like for lunch, the county has
added a new incentive program. At the end of each
month the lunchroom offers cupcakes to celebrate
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Another program geared to attract interest in the
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which will be celebrated with a special menu Oct. 14
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School Lunch." Special menu items during the week
include a New York-sub sandwich, heartland
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THE ISLANDER 0 OCT. 2, 2002 M PAGE 15


Squirrel's nest rededication planned at AME


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Oct. 16 will mark the one-year anniversary of a day
close to the hearts of many students and staff at Anna
Maria Elementary School. It's the day that they will
honor the memory of first-grade teacher Pat Wagner.
Wagner taught at the Island school for 15 years
before passing away in July 2001 from melanoma can-
cer.
Last October the school set up a Pat Wagner Me-
morial Book Fund to collect donations to purchase age- -
appropriate books for its Squirrel's Nest, a dedicated
space in the media center for nature books.
"Pat was a nature lover, and it was well known
that she raised baby squirrels," said Cindi Harrison, the
school's guidance counselor. "Pat also had a master's
degree in media, so we decided we would make a spe-
cial place in the media center for books about nature
and animals."
A small tree was also planted in the school's court-
yard to serve as a daily reminder of the much-loved
teacher, and seeds are kept close by to attract squirrels
to the area.
This year Harrison is planning a small ceremony in
the Peace Garden to rededicate the Squirrel's Nest.
Harrison is keeping many of the day's details a
surprise, but she did say that plans include placing a
memorial tile with Wagner's name at the base of the
tree planted in her honor last year.
Harrison said the school is also interested in ex-
panding the garden and would like to dedicate more
space for a butterfly garden.
The school is also accepting donations for its book
fund and Harrison said that a second set of nature books
will be purchased from money raised last year for the
Squirrel's Nest.
The rededication ceremony will be held in the Peace
Garden beginning at 8:20 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16.
For information on helping establish a butterfly
garden or to contribute money to the Pat Wagner Me-
morial Book Fund, contact Harrison at 708-5527.


Lunch 101 at school
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 14

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Anna Maria Elementary School students may pur-
chase the following a la carte items as a lunch-time
snack. Students are encouraged to make their purchase
in the morning before school to help speed up the
lunch-line check out process.
The following items are available:
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Large cookie, 50 cents.
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Pickle, 90 cents.
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of two accounts for their child, either a general account
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meals-only account restricts a student's purchases to a
complete meal.
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a history of what their child has purchased in the last
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Harper can also keep track of the money available
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Harper is working on an adult lunch menu that will
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they go through the lunch line.
Breakfast is offered from 7:50 a.m. to 8:20 a.m.
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85 cents.
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Island Biz


Clancy's Irish tiki hut
Rayma and Mel Stowe of Clancy's Irish Sports Bar
and Grill at 6218 Cortez Road W. will hold a two-
year anniversary party this fall at the just-completed
tiki hut bar at Clancey's. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin


Clancy's Island Irish
Rayma and Mel Stowe may have bought Clancy's
Sports Bar and Grill at 6218 Cortez Road W. on the
mainland two years ago, but after spending the previ-
ous four years at the Rod & Reel Pier restaurant, it was
hard to take the Island out of the Irish.
Their just-completed tiki bar at Clancy's celebrates
the Island lifestyle with a little Irish flavor and the
Stowe's are planning a party this fall to celebrate their
two-year anniversary at Clancy's.
The tiki bar, which just opened last week, features
live music along with the best in Irish and local foods
from the remodeled kitchen at Clancy's. Indeed,
Clancy's has been voted best Irish pub two years run-
ning by the Taste of Manatee, said Rayma, and the-
restaurant's fresh grouper sandwich is the top-selling
menu item.
"A lot of people say their grouper is fresh, but we
get ours direct from a local fisherman every day, so we
know it's fresh," said Rayma.
The new kitchen has enabled Clancy's to expand
its menu to include stromboli and calzone along with
fresh pizza. Add that to the aforementioned fresh grou-
per and the traditional Irish dishes and you've got a
great menu.
Rayma also brought her famous Mexican grouper
sandwich recipe with her from the Rod & Reel, along
with her conch chowder.
And Islanders seem to have followed the food.
"We've got a loyal following from the Island that
regularly visit us," said Rayma. "Add them to our regu-
lars here and you've got a great crowd of people. So get
ready for that anniversary party."
For more information on Clancy's and the tiki bar,
call 794-2489.


Mr. Fun Map Man
Pierce Combs of Flamingo Cay displays one of his
Fun Maps that he distributes throughout Annza Maria
Island and Longboat Key to help visitors find local
businesses and fun things to do on the Island.
Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

Anna Maria Fun Map
Pierce Combs of Flamingo Cay knows how to have
fun. In fact, he had so much fun making a map of Anna


Maria that he turned it into a fun business. As in the
Anna Maria Fun Map.
Actually, it's a map of Anna Maria Island showing
visitors where all the fun is on the Island.
One side of the map displays locations for fishing,
boating, watersports, parasailing, boat ramps, public
beaches, golf courses, community centers, etc., while
the other shows popular business sites such as restau-
rants, pubs, gift shops, surf shops, art boutiques and
other business activities.
Originally from Lakeland, Pierce spent most of his
working life in advertising and first visited Anna Maria
Island in 1955. He got his Fun Map idea from looking
at other maps that, he says, just didn't show a visitor
how to have fun.
"The maps I saw didn't show fun things to do and
they were hard to understand. So, I figured I could
make a 'reader friendly' map that also shows the visi-
tor where to have fun."
This is the second year of the Fun Map and Pierce
said interest has been phenomenal.
"We're in 125 locations this year and more than
200,000 maps have been distributed," he said.
The maps are perfect for Islanders who have visi-
tors show up for the winter. "Just give them the map
when they ask where you go to have fun," said Pierce
with a laugh.
Actually, Pierce had one lady who called from up
north to get 40 maps to give out at her daughter's wed-
ding. He's also had calls from California, Utah and
Canada from people looking for a Fun Map.
Pierce also sells Fun Map T-shirts and most times
is a walking, talking representative of Island tourism.
"I like to think I'm one of the Island's representa-
tives. When I'm delivering the map, I stop and wel-
come visitors, give them a map and point out places of
interest. They can plan activities from going to the
Anna Maria Island Historical Museum to Jet-Skiing at
Beer Can Island.
"We're really blessed to have such a wide variety
of activities here on our paradise Island," said Pierce.
For rhore information on the Fun Map, call Pierce
at 704-4282.


Skinny's
Skinny's, the former location of Duffy's tavern,
officially opened Saturday, Sept. 28. The owners
plan a grand opening celebration later this month.
Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

Skinny's is new restaurant
at old location
Skinny's Place quietly opened its doors Saturday,
Sept. 28 at the location of the former Duffy's tavern
across from the Manatee Public Beach, but the quiet
opening didn't last long.
Word spreads quickly on Anna Maria Island and by
midafternoon, Skinny's was filled with families and
friends, to the delight of owners Jan, Estelle, Maggie
and Clark Freeman.
"It was a very nice opening," said Estelle. "I think
we succeeded with our family atmosphere setting. Now,
we'll get ready for a real grand opening later this
month."
While Skinny's boasts "great burgers and frosted
mugs," the pub also features chili, buffalo chicken
sandwiches and french fries. "In fact, we actually ran
out of fries Saturday," said Estelle.
The old-time atmosphere of the open-air pub is also
complimented by real A&W root beer floats, said
Estelle.


And Skinny's is a family affair, with Jan, Estelle,
Clark and Maggie Freeman all involved as working
owners.
Skinny's is named in honor of Grandpa "Skinny"
Freeman, who first came to Anna Maria Island with his
new bride, Janice, in 1936. Sixteen years later, they
returned to the Island and bought a small piece of prop-
erty where they built the Mid-Island Drive Inn, which
in 1960 became Duffy's Tavern.
"Skinny" Freeman passed away in October 2001.

Subway is the right way
Dennis Lochrie had been working parttime at the
Subway Sandwich shop in the Anna Maria Island
Shopping Centre for the past few years, so he knows
the value of a good sandwich, and a good business.
When the shop's owners decided to sell the fran-
chise, Dennis jumped at the chance. He's now the new
owner and plans to keep the business running as it is.
"Everything's the same," said Dennis. "We're
keeping the same great food."
While this is his first franchise with Subway, Den-
nis had his own restaurant in Orlando for 15 years be-
fore moving to the Island five years ago.
Subway is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday
through Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday
and Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.
For further information on Subway, call 778-7878.


Bridge Streeet Interiors
Matt Myers and Debbie Wolfe at Bridge Street
Interiors in BridgeWalk are now open for business.
Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

Bridge Street Interiors now open
The latest addition to the BridgeWalk complex in
Bradenton Beach is now open at Bridge Street Interi-
ors at 114 BridgeWalk.
Owned by Debbie "Designer" Wolfe and Matthew
Myers, the interior design store held its ribbon-cutting
opening ceremony Oct. 1 and Debbie and Matt are ex-
cited about their store, location and being on the Island.
"We've been coming here since the 1970s on va-
cation," said Debbie. "We were going to retire here in
a few years, but we love this place so much, we finally
decided not to wait."
Indeed, Debbie is an award-winning interior de-
signer from Toledo, Ohio, and has won numerous
awards in that area for her interior design work.
While she hopes to specialize in the popular "Old
Florida" interior look, Debbie will custom design to all
tastes.
That includes designs for furniture, window cov-
erings, walls and wallpaper, blinds, bathrooms and
kitchens.
While the BridgeWalk store is a showroom and
office, customers who visit will also see some of the
fabulous antiques Debbie and Matt have on display.
Interested in a genuine solid-brass cash register
made in 1913?
But clients don't have to visit the shop to meet
Debbie and Matt. In fact, Debbie does much of her
consultation by appointment on location.
"People can call me for a consultation or come into
the store and browse while we talk," said Debbie. "We
hope people will visit us so we can meet the Islanders."
The store is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday
through Saturday and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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THE ISLANDER M OCT. 2, 2002 M PAGE 17


'Mistake' costs Island Florist phone listing


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Herb and Birgit Sesterhenn of Island Florist in the
Island Shopping Center in Holmes Beach want Island-
ers and their other customers to remember just one
number for the next 12 months when they need flow-
ers: 778-4751.
That's the telephone number of their business and
customers have to save that number in their phone
books. A change in long distance carriers resulted in a
error by the Sesterhenn's new phone carrier that cost
the shop its listing in Verizon's new telephone direc-
tories for both the Island and the mainland.
While that would be bad news for any business, for
a flower shop that does nearly all of its business by
phone, "it's disastrous," said Herb Sesterhenn.
"We do 90 percent of our business by phone. When
you want to send flowers, you remember our name, but
you look up the number in the phone book. When you
can't find the number, you'll call someone else," he
said.
The bizarre story began last May when Herb and
Birgit decided to change their telephone carrier from
Verizon to a North Carolina-based company.
Sesterhenn did not want to mention the name of the
company because of possible future litigation, but said
it's a supposedly reputable firm that has numerous cli-
ents in the area, including many resorts and condomini-
ums on the Island.
The new company was supposed to file all the
documents with Verizon to keep the local listing in
both Verizon's yellow and white page listings. It's
something thousands of businesses around the country
have done every year without a problem, the company
representative told Herb.
Only this time, there was a problem. Verizon never
got the documents, so Island Florist didn't get listed in
the new directories.
"We noticed an immediate drop in telephone calls


Birgit and Herb Sesterhenn of Island Florist in
Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Carrie Price

the first few days after the books were delivered. The
phones stopped ringing. Then we looked in the direc-
tory and couldn't find our name."
That's when Sesterhenn began an investigation,
only to discover that his new long distance company
"admitted they forgot to forward the documents to
Verizon and offered me $150 in compensation," he
said. "Can you imagine?"
The company eventually upped the offer to $1,000
in credit on the Island Florist telephone bill, but that's
not good enough for the Sesterhenns, who stand to lose
a lot more without a listing.
"I told the chief executive officer that your mistake
may put us out of business, but they are unwilling to
pay anything," he said.
"How much business will we lose this year?" asked
Sesterhenn. "I don't know. We have to wait until our
peak periods in Thanksgiving and Christmas to get the
first really good indication," he said.


"The average person uses a flower shop three times
a year," said Sesterhenn. When people do need flow-
ers, "they don't have the number hanging on the refrig-
erator like their doctor or the fire department so they
look in the phone book. Even our regular customers tell
us they look up our number. Only they won't find our
name this year."
The Sesterhenns are contemplating a direct mail-
ing to Islanders and other customers in their data base,
but that's an expensive proposition. They may have no
choice.
"We have a flyer we are thinking of sending out
explaining what happened and giving our phone and e-
mail, but the new phone company refuses to pay for
this. We may just do it ourselves," said Sesterhenn. The
alternative would be to close up shop, he suggested.
While Island Florist has been around for about 30
years, the Sesterhenns bought the business three years
ago and have worked hard to build up a solid clientele
and reputation, he said. With more than $100,000 in-
vested in the business, the Sesterhenns aren't exactly
happy campers right now.
"No, we're not very happy," Sesterhenn said. "We
are discussing this situation with our lawyers. Our only
hope is people will remember our number and write it
down. Or they can get the number from 411 [informa-
tion].
"I can tell you there is a Bradenton company where
the same thing happened and they are suing the North
Carolina company for $35,000. But I don't know yet
what we'll do," he said.
"We just hope we have enough good customers
and friends who will remember us, and the number, for
the next year," said Birgit Sesterhenn.
In the meantime, the Sesterhenns would like their
loyal customers to remember 778-4751 and write it
down in the new phone book. Island Florist can also be
reached toll free at 800-772-7163, or by e-mail at
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Some things change, some never change in Anna Maria


Test your knowledge of Anna Maria to see if you can
figure out what year the following story was written,
and what has changed and hasn't changed about this
Island since the story was first published.


Anna Maria, I Love You
By Wyatt Blassingame
Twenty years ago my wife and I came to Anna
Maria to spend the winter. We are still here. In that time
the island has changed considerably; but then, I sup-
pose, so have we. Twenty years is apt to change most
things.
We came down on the train. Friends met us in
Bradenton and drove us out.
There was, and still is, a long rickety bridge that
swayed like a swing as the car went across it. At the
island end of the bridge was a smalL-cjuster of houses.
Then for five miles the road twisted, for no apparent
reason, between jungle on the right and one great white
sweeping beach on the left with the Gulf blue and green
beyond it. Where a sign said "City of Anna Maria,"
with nothing whatsoever except the sign to indicate it
was a city, three pheasants ran across the road. I
thought: "Some city!"
Later I learned the pheasants belonged to Harry
Ditmas who drove the mail truck. He hoped to popu-
late the island with them, but they never prospered. I
suppose raccoons ate the eggs. This island always has
been a paradise for raccoons.
We rented a house on the bay, with no nearby
neighbors. It had two bedrooms, a living room, a din-
ing room, kitchen, bath, three mice, several giant
Florida spiders, a chameleon, and a blacksnake.
Our first morning when I went across the road to
swim, the blacksnake, which was basking on the front
step, went with me. Gertie, my wife, watched from the
window. When I got back she was packing. She was, she
told me, on her way back to New York. She didn't go.
Before the end of the month something had hap-
pened to Gertie, who never before had seen an island
in fact she had seen hardly anything smaller than
Philadelphia. Marjorie Rawlings once wrote, "There is
an affinity between people and places ... If there be any
such thing as racial memory, the consciousness of land
and water must lie deeper in the core of us than any
knowledge of our fellow beings ... And along with that
deep knowledge of the earth is a preference of each of
us for certain kinds of it."
Gertie had found her affinity.
In those days fiddler crabs by the millions would
retreat from the tides, going back and forth with a
sound like wind in dead leaves. For a week Gertie was
terrified of them. Then one day in sheer desperation she
picked up one, put it on a fishhook, and caught a 2-
pound sheepshead. After that you couldn't have got her
away from here with dynamite.
Which is one of the strange things about this island.
People love it and I mean the word as something


A stroll on the beach illustrated the original article as it appeared in print.


beyond mere liking or they can't abide it at all. Usu-
ally it takes only a short time to learn which. But there
is no way of knowing ahead of time how the individual
will react.
There was a time when most of us who lived here
claimed and not without some justification that
people who really loved this island had at least one
thing in common: we were all a little cracked. We
claimed this happily and pointed with pride to some of
our better examples:
The lady who would hold her dog up to the tele-
phone so it could bark for a taith-healer in Boston;
the dog-had a cold and the lady didn't trust Florida
veterinarians. And the old lady with arthritis who
swam nude because she couldn't get full benefit of
the water in a bathing suit; if the tide carried her
down the beach she might walk home again along
the road, explaining placidly that no one could pos-
sibly take offense since we all understood the situ-
ation. We did.
Everyone knew I wrote for a living, but no one paid
the slightest attention to what I wrote, with the excep-
tion of one story. In the opening paragraph of this one
was the statement that: "If you unscrew a screwball
anywhere in the United States, blindfold him, turn him
around twice and turn him loose, he'll wind up in Anna
Maria."
Within two days after the magazine came out ev-
erybody on the island had read that story and most of


"A commercial fisher.


them had mailed copies to their northern friends.
After the war change caught up with us. New
bridges are going up now to connect us to the mainland
and to Longboat Key to the south. Bulldozers are do-
ing away with the mangroves; dredgelines are chang-
ing fiddler crab flats into canals and building sites.
As a result we have more people, fewer fiddler
crabs, fewer mosquitoes. No one person any longer
knows every other person on the island. And most of
our new arrivals either have no flamboyant charac-
teristics or prefer to keep them cautiously hidden.
But it is still a good island. There is still the water,
and the gulls, and the great white sweep of beach.
There are still a few bits of jungle where a man can
walk and think and see no life except the birds. The
fishing is not what it used to be no old timer any-
where in the world will admit that it is but I can still
walk out my front yard into the Gulf and catch whiting
and trout and redfish; and if the fish aren't biting I can
put down the rod and swim.
And here a man can have as much privacy as he
wants, or he can have companions to whoop it up all
night long. Even better, he can have as much of each
as he wants when he wants it.
For I have never known a place so free of group-
made social restrictions.
The individual can make restrictions for himself, of
course; but he is also free to make his friends among
any and all the people he wishes. And we have them
here from almost every profession and every walk of
life.
The big difference between this island and a city is
that here you can know any of them you want to know
- the new and the old, the cracked and the uncracked.
I love it.

EDITOR'S NOTE: According to Wyatt's daughter,
Peggy Diamant, who still lives in Anna Maria, her fa-
ther wrote the story around 1956 for the Ford Times,
a travel magazine published by the Ford Motor Co.
Her father and mother moved to Anna Maria in
1936, bringing along 6-year-old Peggy, who was fas-
cinated by such a wild and beautiful place as Anna
Maria Island.
The first home the family lived in is now the site
of the Waterfront Restaurant on South Bay Boulevard
in Anna Maria. One of her playmates was Josie Davis,
who is now Josie Davis Carter and also still lives in
Anna Maria, now on Pine Avenue with her mother.
"Our nearest neighbor was at the Roser Cottage,"
said Peggy. "And that was about the edge of town.
There were just a few buildings around here."
"My how things have changed since then," said
Peggy.
"But then again, a lot of things haven't changed,"
she added.
Her father's story of Anna Maria was reprinted
with her permission.








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Wednesday, Oct. 2
1 p.m. Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island wel-
come back gathering at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information:
778-6083.
6 to 7:30 p.m. Parent's support group with Shirley
Romberger at the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.
Fee for babysitting.
7 to 8:30 p.m. Adult basketball at the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Thursday, Oct. 3
9 to 10 a.m. "Harmonize, Energize, Vitalize Now"
exercise class with JoAnne Driscoll at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria. Information: 778-1908.
10:30 a.m. Beginners Pilates with Laura Bennett
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magno-
lia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
7 to 8:30 p.m. Adult volleyball at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Informa-
tion: 778-3390. Fee applies.

Friday, Oct. 4
5 to 10 p.m. De Soto Oktoberfest along the
riverfront in downtown Bradenton. Information: 747-1998
or www.desotohq.com.
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Opening reception for the Anna
Maria Island Art League faculty exhibit, 5312 Holmes
Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099.
6 to 10 p.m. First Friday Art Walk at the Village of
the Arts along 11th and 12th avenues in downtown
Bradenton. Information: 544-5344.

Saturday, Oct. 5
8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Master Gardener program plant
sale fundraiser at Manatee County Fairgrounds, 1202
17th St. W., Palmetto. Information: 722-4524.
9 a.m. to noon Florida Coastal Cleanup along
Palma Sola Causeway, Anna Maria, Holmes Beach and
Bradenton Beach. Information: Keep Manatee Beautiful,




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795-8272.
10:30 a.m.- Wild Bird Rescue Class at the Pelican
Man's Bird Sanctuary, 1708 Ken Thompson Parkway,.
Sarasota. Information: 388-4444.
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Butterfly Gardening Basics
with Connie Hodson at Flutterby Gardens of Manatee,
30902 Taylor Grade Rd., Duette. Information: 776-1480.
11 a.m. to 10p.m. De Soto Oktoberfest along the
riverfront in downtown Bradenton. Information: 747-1998
or www.desotohq.com.

Sunday, Oct. 6
9 to 11:30 a.m. Mess Hall Breakfast at the Ameri-
can Legion Post 24, 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton. Fee
applies.
11 a.m. to 3p.m.-Opening reception for artist Mary
DuCharme at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6694.
Noon to 6 p.m. De Soto Oktoberfest along the
riverfront in downtown Bradenton. Information: 747-1998
or www.desotohq.com.
7:30 p.m. Auditions for "Rumors" at the Island
Players theater, Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue, Anna Maria.
Information: 778-4412.

Monday, Oct. 7
9 to 10 a.m. Beginner's adult classical ballet class
at the Sinclair Dance Academy, 6600 Manatee Ave. W.,
Bradenton. Information: 761-8868. Fee applies.
10 to 11:30 a.m. Intermediate adult classical bal-
let class at the Sinclair Dance Academy, 6600 Manatee
Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 761-8868. Fee applies.
10:15 a.m. Gulf Coast Writers meeting at the Is-
land Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 778-7732.
6:30 to 8 p.m. Artists Guild general meeting with
speaker Jacqueline Clark at the Episcopal Church of the
Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
tion: 778-6694.

Tuesday, Oct. 8
Noon- Island Bridge Club meets at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria. Information: contact Hubert Mitchell at 792-6133.
Fee applies.
Noon-Anna Maria Island Rotary Club meeting with
guest County Commissioner Jane von Hahmann at the
Beach House Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton
Beach. Information: 778-4060.
2 p.m. "Birds ancr Berries" with Steve Black from
the Audubon Society at the Island Branch Library, 5701


THE ISLANDER 0 OCT. 2, 2002 0 PAGE 19
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.
5 to 6:30 p.m. "Rotary Information Night" at the
First National Bank & Trust, 5324 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 778-4060.

Wednesday, Oct. 9
10 a.m. to noon Landscape oil painting class be-
gins at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes
Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee ap-
plies.
11:30 a.m. Off Stage Ladies luncheon meeting at
the Bradenton Yacht Club, 4307 Snead Island Road,
Palmetto. Information: 778-7423 or 792-7818.
5:30 p.m. Opening night of "Footloose" dinner the-
ater presentation at the Manatee School for the Arts, 700
Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Information: 721-6800. Fee ap-
plies.
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.

Ongoing:
Faculty exhibit at the Anna Maria Island Art League,.
5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-
2099.
Baskets and Fiber Figures by Gloria Hall Cropper
and mixed media from Island Gallery West at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Infor-
mation: 778-6341.
Village of the Arts "Women Contemporary Artists
Show" at Joan Peters Gallery, 1210 11th Ave. W.;
Graciela Giles Studio, 1014 12th St. W.; and Miki Boni
Gallery, 1122 12th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 544-
5344.
"Natural Florida: Paintings from the George Percy
and Debbie Geiger Collection" at the South Florida Mu-
seum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton, through January. In-
formation: 746-4131.

Upcoming:
* Multicultural Festival at Manatee Technical Institute Oct.
10.
* Cortez Nautical Flea Market at the Seafood Shack Oct.
12.
* Boat Smart class at the Anna Maria Island Power
Squadron Oct. 12.
* Anna Maria Island Privateers mullet smoke at Publix
Oct. 12.
* Art and bake sale at the Artists Guild Gallery Oct. 12.
* Butterfly Association meeting at butterfly gardens in
Palmetto Oct. 13.

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PAGE 20 0 OCT. 2, 2002 0 THE ISLANDER


Soccer season strikes up on Anna Maria Island


By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Correspondent
Soccer is in full swing at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center with games being played almost
every night in four age divisions for children 5 to 14
years old.
The 5-7 instructional division doesn't keep stand-
ings, but a few players have broken out with big scor-
ing games.
West Coast Surf Shop player Giorgio Gomez and
Island Animal Clinic's Trevor Bystrom have both had
four-goal games, while another Surf player, Travis
Belsito, had a hat trick last week. Morgan Stanley's
Wyatt Easterling has been a consistent scorer every
game.
In Division III, Danziger Allergy and Air & En-
ergy, behind the one-two scoring punch of Joey
Hutchinson and Jordan Sebastiano, appears to be the
class of the league.
Stephen Thomas and Max Marnie, who each
scored and incredible six goals last week, have Island
Real Estate on top of the Division II standings.
LaPensee Plumbing has grabbed the early lead in
Division I behind the scoring of Lorenzo Rivera, but
the season is still young and there are a lot of matches
yet to be decided so stay tuned!

Division III
Jessie's Island Store 3, Bistros 0
Two goals from Max Marnie and one goal from
Kyle Parsons carried Jessie's to its first victory of the
season on Sept. 27. The Bistros suffered its first loss on
the season after opening with two ties.

Air & Energy 3, Gateway Solutions 1
Air & Energy improved to 2-0 on the season be-
hind a two-goal performance from Sarah Howard and
one goal from Ally Titsworth.
Blake Wilson scored the lone goal for Gateway
Solutions,which fell to 0-2-1 on the year.

Danziger Allergy & Sinus 4, Jessie's Island Store 1
Danziger improved to 2-0-1 on the year with a 4-
1 victory over Jessie's on Sept. 24. Joseph Garbus led
the way with a pair of goals while teammates Zachary
Evans and Joey Hutchinson each scored one goal.


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Air & Energy player Ally Titsworth and Gateway Solutions' Pe 'ton Phillips battle or the ball during Division
III soccer action at the Center Islander Photos: Kevin Cassidv


Martine Miller scored the only goal on the day for
Jessie's, which fell to 1-2.


Center soccer league schedule


Instructional Division (Ages 5-7 )
Date Time
Oct. 3 6 p.m.
7 p.m.
Oct. 9 6 p.m.
7 p.m.

Division III (Ages 8-9)
Oct. 3 6 p.m.
Oct. 9 6 p.m.

Division II (Ages 10-11)
Oct. 4 6 p.m..
Oct. 4 7:15 p.m.

Division I (Ages 12-14)
Oct. 3 7:15 p.m.'


Team vs. Team
Galati Marine vs. Longboat Observer
W.C. Surf Shop vs. Sun
Island Animal vs. W.C. Surf Shop
Galati Marine vs. Sun


Gateway Solutions vs. Jessie's
Bistros vs. A&E


Mr. Bones vs. Harry's
Island R.E. vs. Air America


LaPensee vs. W.C. Refrigeration


Justin Suca
clears the ball
on defense for
-. -G his Gateway
S' Solutions team
S.as Blake
SWilson and a
-- host of other
players watch.




..... '. .--- .'


Division II
Harry's Continental Kitchens 5, Air America 3
A hat trick by Jay Dee Jackson propelled Harry's
to a 5-3 victory on Sept. 27. Brooke Fitzgerald and
Hunter Hardy added one goal each as Harry's im-
proved to 1-I on the season.

Mr. Bones 5, Air America 4
A hat trick by Will Osbomrne and two goals by Kyle
Sewall carried Mr. Bones to a back-and-forth victory
over Air America on Sept. 23. Celia Ware notched a hat
trick for Air America, which also received one goal
from Alex Wright.

Island Real Estate 8,
Harry's Continental Kitchen 4
Island Real Estate won a wild 8-4 shootout on Sept.
PLEASE SEE SPORTS, NEXT PAGE


Air & Energy's Sarah Howard passes the ball
forward during Division III soccer action at the
Center.


Center soccer league standings as of Sept. 20
Division III (Ages 8-9) Wins Losses Ties Points
Danziger Allergy & Sinus 2 0 1 7
Air & Energy 2 0 0 6
Jessie's Island Store 1 2 0 3
The Bistros 0 0 2 2
Gateway Solutions 0 2 1 1

Division II (Ages 10-11)
Island Real Estate 3 0 0 9
Mr.Bones 1 1 0 3
Harry's Continental Kitchens 1 1 0 3
Air America 0 1 0 0

Division I (Ages 12-14)
LaPensee Plumbing 2 0 0 6
Island Pest Control 2 1 0 6
West Coast Refrigeration 1 2 0 3





THE ISLANDER M OCT. 2, 2002 0 PAGE 21


Winning Island runner Hooke in new season


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Mickey Hooke, prob-
ably the Island's Wvinningest
distance runner, has rested
up from an impressive sea-
-s son and begun another with
two victories and, he's con-
fident, more to come.


Last season he ran
the fastest 5,000 meters in
the state in his 40-44 age
bracket. He also was second
in his age group in 10,000


meters, or 6.2 miles. He ran in 25 races in 20 cities in
36 weeks, he said, before taking a summer rest.
In the just-starting 2002-03 season, he has run half
a dozen races and turned in the best time in two of
them, starting with the five-mile event in Osprey.
In the Bradenton Cross-Country Classic early in
September he established a record for men 40 to 49
years of age, 17:20 minutes to beat the old record of
17:42.
Coming up for him is the benefit for the National
Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Manatee County on
Oct. 5, then the Tampa Police Memorial 5K on Oct. 12


and the Paint the Town 5K through downtown Daytona
Beach Oct. 19.
The big ones, he said, start in November when the
weather cools down to tolerable in the pounding dis-
tance events.
Nearly all of the races he enters are benefits for
worthy causes and every runner pays an entry fee of
$12 to $20. The competitions raise considerable cash
for charity, he said.
A yacht detailer for Galati Yacht Sales, he has
moved to Bradenton after living in Anna Maria for
many years.


Sports
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 20


23, receiving an incredible six goals from Max Mamie
and two goals from Stephen Thomas. The win keeps
Island Real Estate undefeated and on top of Division
II.
Air America was led by Jay Dee Jackson's three
goals and one goal from Stephen Orlando.

Division I:
Island Pest Control 4, West Coast Refrigeration 3,
Phelps Tracy scored three goals and Cameron
Moroz added one to carry Island Pest Control to a 4-3
victory on Sept. 26 and a climb into a tie for first place
with LaPensee Plumbing.
Spencer Carper had a hat trick of his own, but it
wasn't enough as Westcoast fell to 1-1.


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Four goals from Lorenzo Rivera and one goal from
Mickey O'Bannon led LaPensee to a four-goal victory
on Sept. 24.

JV Dolphins improve to 4-1 on season
Connor Bystrom caught a fourth down 13-yard
game-winning touchdown pass to lead the JV Dolphins
past the Panthers by a 6-0 score on Saturday, Sept. 28,
at the Police Athletic League.
The Dolphins defense, which didn't allow the Pan-
thers past the 50 all day, has not surrendered an offen-
sive touchdown this year.


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An East Coast version of growth management


With the three Island cities busy visioning their
brains out while contemplating the future of develop-
ment and growth in the next 30 years, here's a prop-
erty-rights follow-up on something mentioned in
"Sandscript" a few months ago.
An East Coast apartment complex was bulldozed
last week after residents sued,and won on grounds that
it violated the county's growth management laws.
Neighbors adjacent to. the $3.3 million complex
objected to the facility in 1995, stating it was not in
keeping with homes in the area. The Martin County
Commission ignored their objections and approved the
Villas at Pinecrest Lakes. Construction began in 1997.
The residents took the matter to court and, in 1999
with five of the planned 19 buildings completed, a
judge ruled the complex was illegally built. He took an
unprecedented further step and ordered the buildings
demolished.
Most of the time in cases such as this, the devel-
oper gets a slap-on-the-wrist fine. It's sorta like asking
for forgiveness rather than permission.
Anyway, the matter continued through the courts
until an appellate court upheld the initial judge's order.
The tenants of the apartments moved out during the
summer, and the complex was leveled.
"They find the county in error and gave me the
death penalty," the developer told the Stuart News. "It
can't get worse than that."
As the residents' attorney put it, "The stunning
thing is that in the year 2000 most people in Florida
thought you could get away with violating the law just
by building a development fast, that a developer's
money could trump the law."
No more, it seems.
There's still no word as to what will take the place
of the demolished apartments on the now-vacant tract
of land.

Bad manatee news
We've set a bad record in Florida. Last week, the
83rd manatee was killed by a boater, topping the pre-
vious record of 82 sea cows killed by watercraft in
1999.
And we've still got three months to go in 2002.
The Florida Marine Research Institute in St. Peters-
burg said manatee-watercraft interaction accounts for
about 33 percent of all manatee deaths in the state. To
date, there have been 255 manatee carcasses found off


A decorating contest, ceremonials, parade, a pre-
mier military band and "Stage Door Canteen" will be
features of American Patriotism Week now being or-
ganized for Manatee County.
A task force headed by Len Sirotzki is developing
a busy schedule for the week, Nov. 9-15, and is seek-
ing participants from all walks of county life. Join by
calling him and get details by phoning 761-3324 or
going to www.patriotismweek.com.



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slow the spiraling numbers of dead sea cows.
Besides being chopped up by boat props, other
causes of death include cold stress, perinatal, natural,
flood gate/canal locks, and other human related causes.
Some causes of death are undetermined primarily due
to advanced decomposition.
I've run the following tips before, but I'll do it
again in the hope that you'll heed the advice and spare
a marine creature harm while you still enjoy a day on
the water:
Wear polarized sunglasses to better see manatees
in the water.
Pole, paddle, or use a trolling motor when you
are near shallow grass beds, which are prime mana-
tee habitat.
Obey manatee speed zones, stay in marked chan-
nels, and slow down in areas where manatee sightings
are known to occur.
FWC officials estimate there are a little more than
3,200 manatees in waterways across the state.

Seahorses, anyone?
Although no one has done a census, biologists be-
lieve the seahorse population in Florida is in a state of
serious decline.
The data are more anecdotal than empirical -
how's that for proper biology speak? but the decline
makes sense when you remember that the funny little
critters like seagrass beds, and we've done a pretty
good job of eliminating the once-expansive seagrass
meadows in Florida's shallow waters.
Commercial fishers once used to get thousands of
seahorses in a day's netting, selling them for about $20


The community decorating contest will be judged
between Nov. 4 and 8.
Firebase Hackett, a Vietnam firebase, will open at
Rossi Park Nov. 9, and the Marine Corps birthday ball
will be that evening.
Veterans day Nov. I I will have tolling of bells, a
ceremony of remembrance, naming of the county's
Veteran of the Year and the parade.
The U.S. Military Academy Band from West Point
will march in the parade and appear in public concerts
Nov. I I and 12, as well as a special concert/workshop
for high school musicians Nov. 13.
Manatee's first "Stage Door Canteen" will see an
evening of dancing Nov. 15, and the week's observances
will end with closing of Firebase Hackett Nov. 15.
"Freedom is not free, never has been nor will it
ever be," said Sirotzski. "American Patriotism Week is
our chance to remember, honor and celebrate together
all those patriots who came before us and who kept the
American dream alive. We owe a debt to the future to
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per thousand in the mid-I1950s. Today, the per-trip take
is between 75 and 400.
There has been no seahorse count, and apparently
there are no plans to do so. "It's one of those species
that falls through the cracks, like thousands of other
species in Florida," Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission Executive Director Ken Haddad
told the St. Petersburg Times.
George Burgess, with the Florida Museum of
Natural History, probably expressed the seahorse plight
best.
"The big mammals, manatees and panthers, are
more charismatic and they generally draw more atten-
tion than some of the little critters like seahorses," he
said. "Because they are under water, they tend to get
forgotten about unless they are some species that's of
economic value. Seahorses don't take a hook and line
and put up a great fight. They don't get put on our din-
ner table. It's out of sight, out of mind."
As a little Roat, seahorses were a pretty common
sight while snorkeling the Anna Maria Sound. We had
an aquarium back then, and always had a seahorse or
two in it. They're fascinating, almost regal little guys
to watch swimming and bowing in the water.
They're also unusual in that the female deposits her
eggs in a pouch on the male's belly, who carries the
babies until they are born live. A turnabout for most
(all?) other species.

Stuart Woods for lunch Oct. 19
You can join best-selling novelist Stuart Woods for
lunch at Chef Caldwell's restaurant on St. Armands at
1 p.m. Oct. 19 and have him sign his new book, Blood
Orchid.
The mystery is the latest installment featuring Orchid
Beach Police Chief Holly Barker and her canine friend
Daisy, a Doberman who is smarter than most of mly
friends, .which either says a lot for the mutt or a little about
my friends. It's a fun read, if a little preposterous at times,
and even has a Sarasota-Bradenton connection.
Tickets are $50, which gets you not only lunch but
also a copy of Blood Orchid. Reservations may be
made by calling 388-2850.
Woods is the author of 24 books, most of which
-made appearances on The New York Times bestseller
list. His first novel, Chiefs, was made into a six-idour
TV miniseries.
I'll see you Oct. 19.

Sandscript factoid
In a good-news, bad-news bit of trivia, horror au-
thor Stephen King has announced that after finishing
out his "Dark Tower" series, he is giving up writing.
The author of more than 50 books has a home just
down the coast from the Island, on Casey Key.
He's nearly done with the final installment in the
series and expects it to be released in late 2004.
That's the bad news.
The good news comes from a sales representative
for Scribner's, his American publisher, whom I was
talking to last week.
"Oh, he says that all the time," the rep said with a
laugh regarding King's vow to give up the writing
game. "He'll be back."
King was rumored to have signed a book deal with
a London publisher a few years ago that has to have set
some kind of literary record: three books for $48 mil-
lion.
According to my math, that comes out to some-
thing like $107 per word, figuring his novels are about
150,000 words in length. To bring that figure into per-
spective, if I were Stephen King, my boss would owe
me $127,000 for this edition of "Sandscript."
I believe my chances of getting that kind of pay
firmly rest between "slim" and "none."


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THE ISLANDER 0 OCT. 2, 2002 0 PAGE 23


Reds, snook still hungry despite offshore turbulence


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Tropical Storm Isidore stirred up the Gulf of
Mexico enough to keep most of the offshore boats at
dock last week, dampening grouper and amberjack
action. However, backwater guides continue to report
good catches of redfish, trout, some snook and the be-
ginning of what is hoped to be a good flounder season.
Mackerel are still being caught off the piers in the
bays, and mangrove snapper are a hot ticket out there.
There was even a big tarpon caught and lost off a
pier, evidence that resident silver kings do hang out in
our area.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business out of
Catcher's Marina in Holmes Beach said redfish are
the hot ticket right now, with more than 30 being
caught per trip. He's also putting his charters onto a few
keeper snook, and one 6-foot-long shark last week.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach also of Catcher's said redfish made up
most of his catch last week as the Gulf is still too ex-
cited to let offshore anglers get out.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide out of
Catcher's said he's been hugging the dock because of
the offshore wind and waves, but hopes that Hurricane
Lili goes away soon so he can get back on the water.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said his
view of snook fishing is fair, as is trout action although
redfishing is red-hot right now. Flounder season is fi-
nally starting to pick up, but offshore action is really
down due to the weather, wind and waves. His advice:
stick to the bays and go after some of those big man-
grove snapper.


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Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said fishers there
are reeling in huge redfish up to 42 inches in length,
plus lots of snapper, red drum, some small snook at
night and mackerel seem to be hitting in the morning.
Anglers at the Anna Maria City Pier said shark
action is starting to pick up, with black tips and lem-
ons being the most plentiful. Other highlights include
small grouper and, although mackerel are the best bet,
there are good reports of mangrove snapper, some lane
snapper and even a tarpon that was hooked but lost.
And don't forget linesiders: one fisher caught and re-
leased eight snook in one evening.
Capt. Sam Kimball on Legend charters out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's said snook action is getting better. He's also
putting his charters onto redfish from 16 to 32 inches
in length, mangrove snapper to 16 inches, and Keith
Peohline from Evanston caught a whopper of a 29-
inch-long grouper in the bay on 10-pound-test line.
Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
trout and redfish are still a best bet in Palma Sola Bay,
with snook fishers reporting the best action on outgo-
ing tides, especially at peak fluctuations.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
mangrove snapper are "all over the place" in the bays
right now, with some tipping the scales at better than
2 pounds. Snook fishing is good at night in the Mana-
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D.O.A.'s. Capt. Thom said he's catching fish on every
trip out, despite the weather.
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 Sept. 28 horseshoe games
were Jack Cooper of Holmes Beach and George
McKay of Anna Maria City. Runners-up were
Herb Ditzel of Anna Maria City and Tom Rhodes
of Cortez.
Winners in the Sept. 25 games were Jim
Spencer of Holmes Beach and Bill Starrett of
Anna Maria City. Runners-up were Jesse Brisson
of Holmes Beach and Ron Pepka of Bradenton.
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TRUNDLE BED white frame, deluxe mattresses, $275
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TRUDY'S ART PRINTS for sale. $12 each at "Under
the Sun". Images include: Duffy's Tavern,
Geraldson's, Trolley Art and Under the Sun. 5306
Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.
BIG BEAUTIFUL HOUSEBOAT $28,500 or make of-
fer. View at Web site: geocities.com/
houseboat_sunseeker or call 778-3526.


ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open Tuesday, Thursday
9:30-2 and Saturday 9-noon. Sales racks. Two cribs
for sale. Donations accepted Wednesday mornings.
511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 779-2733.
MOVING/GARAGE SALE Friday-Saturday, Oct. 5-6,
8:30am-1:30pm. Furniture, clothes, misc. household,
lamps, chairs, linens. 676 & 678 Key Royale Drive,
Holmes Beach.
GARAGE SALE: Saturday, Oct. 5, 8am. Miscella-
neous items. 301 North Shore Drive, Anna Maria.
GARAGE SALE: Saturday, Oct., 5. Multi-family, fur-
niture, baby items, ping-pong table and more. 9 Palm
Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
MOVING SALE! Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 5-6, 10am-
2pm. Couch, chairs, tools, clothes, miscellaneous. No
early birds, please. 157 Crescent, Anna Maria.



INCREASE YOUR ENERGY feel great. SeaSilver
whole-food supplement. Try it risk free! (877) 571-7689
or Web site: www.myseasilver.net/breakthrough.



LOST: CAR KEY, black leather for Toyota. Lost
Wednesday, Sept. 25, around 5pm, at Anna Maria
Post Office. 778-6809. Reward!
FOUND MEN'S RING. Holmes Beach. Call 778-7600.
PARROT FOUND Anna Maria, North Shore area.
Call with identification and ID tag number. 778-3645.
Buy it, sell it, find it fast in The Islander classified.








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


HMa iicent Ia Retret
This exquisite, quality constructed 3BR/2BA,
canalfront pool home is built for the most discrimi-
nating buyer. Located in desirable Anna Maria City,
this treasure is only a short stroll to one of the fin-
est walking beaches. Amenities include a lovely
den area, porcelain tile floors, custom woodwork,
wood shutters, thermal-pane windows, crown
moulding and decks off each floor. Other features
include a cheerful eat-in kitchen with a breakfast
bar and a spacious master suite, all overlooking
the heated pool and spa. Carefree vinyl siding,
sprinkler system, dock and 15,000-lb. boat lift
round out this rare find. Priced at $795,000.


VIDEO TOUR
BROCHURE


Visit our Website at www.betsyhills.com


LOST GRAY TIGER cat, large, 12 years old. Answers
to Kiki or Keekers. Lost Tuesday, Sept. 10, vicinity of
200 block in Holmes Beach. Very lovable and trusting.
Call 778-5497.


CRITTER SITTER Seven years in pet care, 22 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.


1996 LEXUS SC400, perfect condition, pearl white,
100,000 miles. $16,500. Day 518-3837, night 778-2691.
1990 ECONOLINE 150 VAN. 135,000 highway miles,
cold air conditioning. Runs top! Has towing package.
Ready for travel. $3,100, or best offer. Will consider
trade for pickup truck of equal value. 730-9622.


BOAT/TRAILER STORAGE/DOCKAGE. Vacation or
long term. Private ramp, wash-down areas. Minutes to
Intracoastal, Gulf, restaurants, bait. Capt. John's Ma-
rina. 792-2620. Bottom painting.
1992 18.5-FOOT boat. Center console, 150-hp Mer-
cury, 1.5 on rebuilt power head, has trailer. $5,499, or
best offer. 778-7622.
TWO ACE 2,000-LB. pole mounted davits with 6-foot
spreader bar. Four years old. $1,000, or best offer.
795-4355.
BOAT SLIP with davits for rent in Holmes Beach.
778-7039.
HOUSEBOAT FOR SALE. Excellent live aboard,
guest quarters or rental income producer. $28,500 or
make offer. View at Web site: geocities.com/
houseboat_sunseeker or call 778-3526.


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


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


CHILD SITTER and pet sitter. Seventh-grade male
looking for a job, Friday afternoons and Saturdays.
Call Zachary, 779-9803.
BABY-SITTING AND PET-SITTING My name is Sa-
rah, I am 14-years old. Hourly charge: $5/child or $3/
pet, $2.50/hour for each additional pet or child. Please
call 778-7622 or 778-7611.


LAUNDRY ATTENDANT for small motel to work five
days per week, 9am-3pm. Must have good communi-
cation skills. Apply in person, Silver Beach Resort,,
4131 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.
CONDO MANAGER part-time, prefer experienced, li-
censed, C.A.M. Fax resume to 778-8410 or e-mail:
martiniquesouth@att.net.
OFFICE/HOUSEKEEPER: part time, small Island re-
sort. Please call, 778-1153.
PERMANENT, LOVING dependable, experienced
nanny/light housekeeping needed for 6-month-old
baby in my Island home for at-home computer work-
ing mom. 11am-3pm, Monday-Friday, $140/week. If
available, an occasional. Saturday and weekend shift,
$7/hour. Application, references and background
check required. Needed immediately. 779-1121.

PART-TIME ISLANDER REPORTER: Journalism
skills a must. Computer literate. Independent worker.
Resumes: E-mail news@islander.org, or fax 778-
9392, or mail/deliver to The Islander, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Library.
Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-6247.
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to meet
interesting people from around the world? Are you in-
terested in learning the history of Anna Maria Island?
Get involved with the Anna Maria Island Historical
Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE NEED
YOU! Call 778-0492.
Buy it, sell it, find it in The Islander classified.


53 YEARS OF DISTINCTIVE ISLAND SERVICE

3224 East Bay Dr. Holmes Beach, Florida 34217

e I debr ck 1-800-749-6665 www.Wedebrock.com

() REAL ESTATE COMPANY OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK


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BAYVIEW TERRACE 2BR ground-
floor unit in (rarely available) bayfront
complex. Steps to beach. $175,000.
Gail Tutewiler 778-0700.

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CAN'T FIND YOUR DREAM? Build it
here. Exclusive northwest Bradenton.
Riverfront community, tennis, club house,
community pool and dock. $70,000
Becky Smith or Elfi Starrett, 778-0700.


AFFORDABLE NAUTICAL LIVING
Garden villa, split 2BR/2BA, deep-water
docking available. Minutes to Gulf
beaches. Move right in, maintenance
free! $110,250, Geoff Wall, 778-0700.


SPACIOUS ISLAND HOME 4BR+
den. Close to beach. Boat slip avail-
able. $439,000. (Plus $6,000 allow-
ance for remodeling and decorating.)
Gail Tutewiler, 778-0700.


RARELY AVAILABLE Updated Shell ISLAND DOLL HOUSE. 2BR/1 BA with
Point 2BR/2BA condo. Tile, carpet, boat dock and boat a block away. Close
parquet flooring. $298,000. Geoff to beach. $334,500. Gall Tutewiler,
Wall, 778-0700. 778-0700.


BRING YOUR BOAT! Spectacular un- LAUREL OAK PARK 4BR/3BA pool NORTH SHORE DRIVE Own a piece of
obstructed water view. Unique 1 BR/1 BA home. Cul de sac, private, lakefront loca- north Anna Maria Island with this 3BR
condo in Palma Sola Harbor. Dock your tion. 10'-12' ceilings, upgraded appli- charmer just one block from the beach.
boat at your back door. $150,000. ances, corian counter tops. $357,353. Rent or renovate. $469,000. Gary or
Becky Smith & Elfi Starrett, 778-0700 Elfi Starret & Becky Smith, 778-0700 Cindy LaFlamme 778-0700
Wedebrock Distinctive Rentals


Bay Winds
2BR/2BA with loft, bayfront, steps to
beach, available weekly, monthly for
season! Call for our winter brochure with
more rentals!


Bay View!
2BR/2BA spacious duplex with gor-
geous bay views, one block to beach,
kitchen with bar, open lanai and covered
parking.


Panoramic Bay View!
2BR/2BA, gorgeous upstairs unit, one
block to beach. Available weekly,
monthly for season! Call today to re-
serve.





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ASSISTED LIVING: Haven Home Bradenton Beach
is admitting residents. Respite, long term. Call 779-
0322 for details, inquiries welcome.
ASSISTED LIVING COMPANION to help with baths,
cooking, errands, etc. Retired nurse, 778-4298.
NEUROMUSCULAR THERAPY, craniosaced
therapy or Swedish massage in our office or in the
comfort of your own home. $36/hour. Call today for an
appointment. 779-9404. MA#36714.
PERSONAL COMPANION Reliable, honest, ready to
be your assistant. Very good cook, can drive you on
errands. Excellent company when needed. Call 745-
9941 for Frances, or e-mail: flyonsi 16@hotmail.com.
NADIA'S EUROSAGE now accepting new clients.
Massaging residents and visitors more than eight
* years. Call today for an appointment, 795-0887.
MA#0017550.



TURN BACK TIME
In September of 1957, the year our office
was established, we had two heavy
infestations of red tide in the Gulf.
Airplanes dumped 25 tons of copper
sulfate on the outbreaks off St. Peters-
burg Beach to avoid the spread to other
beaches. Today, year 2002, we still try to
deal with the red tide outbreaks.
We, too, are still doing
business as in the past ...
Personal attention and services and
personal Island knowledge. Call us an
"old Islander," but call us progressive.
We are the Island!


i'ni" REALTY '"
"We ARE the Island.
9805 Gull Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria Florida 34216
941 778-2259 Fax 941 778-2250
Email amrlty@gte.net
Web site annamanareal.com


ANNA MARIA




REAL ESTATE, LLC

ANNA MARIA IS ,E
3BR/2BA homn olmes Beach.
Large I -, or a pool. Immacu-
late, to beach. Garage.$329,900
SARASOTA 28 UNIT MOTEL
1.4 acres on US-41 prime location, Located
near the Ritz, airports, colleges and Van
Wezel. NT-zoned, many other property
uses. In the "Enterprise Zone" = tax incen-
tives. $1,500,000.
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. $499,000.

ANNUAL RENTALS
From $700 / month
SEASONAL RENTALS
Condos/Homes: $500 week / $1,000 month

779-0202 (800) 732-6434
ANNA MARIA
E MLSSSunCoast

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


MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, patio gar-
dens, trimming, clean-up, edgings, more. Hard-work-
ing 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.
COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your com-
puter misbehaving? Certified computer service and
private lessons. Special $20 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.
The Islander. The best results for your advertising bucks.

Moving In?
Moving Out?

*, w Moving Up?
S Call Karen Day
778-6696
Evenings: 779-2237
<* 5 Mike Norman Realty, inc.
3101 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach


LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Available
evening, weekend. For any computer needs, hard-
ware, software, network, commercial, private. Call
778-8473.
TAMBOURINE LESSONS! Also available: flute, saxo-
phone, clarinet lessons. Beginning to advanced. Con-
tact Koko Ray, 792-0160.
Find great deals in The Islander classified.

Best Value in Holmes Beach!
Canalfront
Three Bedrooms Three Full Bathrooms
Approx 2267 A/C Square Feet
Two Car Garage
$429.950
^^ Call Martha Marlar
JIM ( Gulfstream Realty
(941) 758-7777


JUST LISTED
233 85th Street





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This 3BR/2BA home, located in a
quiet north Holmes Beach neighbor-
hood, has a new kitchen, new tile and
lots more. Large separate main bed-
room suite opens to the Florida room.
Large lanai, carport, new landscaping.
Separate deeded boat slip and dock
across the street. Room for a pool.
$349,900.


SCall Chris Shaw or
Melinda Bordes 1i
778-6066 ii


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6101 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach
1-800-865-0800


WATERWAYS Magnificent 3BR/3BA
condo overlooking Palms Sola Bay. Deeded
boat dock. $329,000.
INVESTMENT PACKAGE ~ Seven condos.
$294,000. Can be divided.
941-779-1995 or 941-228-7635
www.freedompropertles.com
Affiliated with A Tropical Isle Vacation Properties


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SEWING: Get your sewing alterations done fast and
reliably. Hems, zippers, sleeves, waistlines, cushions,
etc. Reasonably priced. Call 727-5873.
CLEANING: Honest, dependable Island woman will clean
your home at reasonable rates. Deborah, 778-2581.
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigeration.
Commercial and residential service, repair and/or re-
placement. Serving Manatee County and the Island
since 1987. For dependable, honest and personalized
service, call William Eller, 795-7411. RA005052.
ORIGINAL HUSBAND/WIFE team for general house
cleaning with the personal touch. Local residents. De-
pendable, trustworthy. Satisfaction guaranteed. Ref-
erences. Ask about our "Homewatch" service. Call
Ginny, 727-8329.
MAID TO CLEAN: Island resident, professional house
cleaning services. References available. Call Wendy,
778-0321.
HOUSE CLEANING Permanent weekly or bi-weekly.
Experienced, reliable. Call for a free estimate and ask
for Marieta, 722-4866.
THE ROYAL MAID SERVICE Licensed, bonded, in-
sured. Professional experienced maids, free estimate,
gift certificates available. Call now, 727-9337 (72-
SWEEP).
JACK'S HANDYMAN SERVICES No job too small.
Home repairs, painting, textures, tiling, property main-
tenance. Phone (941) 724-1958.







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

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$139,900 LOOK EAST
Do you need to be closer to 1-75
than to the GulP Consider this
affordable 3BR/2BA pool home
in the northeast area-close to the
Interstate. Split bedroom design,
family room, indoor utility room,
fenced back yard and just a short
walk to the Manatee River.
IB85389.


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


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SHUTTER AND WINDOW specialist. Impact film and
glass, room enclosures, screened rooms. Licensed
and insured. Visit our showroom or call for in-home es-
timate. Call Shutter-Vue at 745-2363.
MR. BILL'S HOME REPAIR/maintenance service.
Over 30 years experience, self-employed in construc-
tion trades. "I'm handy to have around." 779-9666.

KATHY & MIKE'S CLEANING Service. Delivering a
standard of excellence for all your cleaning needs.
Now offering car detailing service and window clean-
ing. Great rates and references. 722-4358.


CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING and Lawn Maintenance.
Residential and commercial. Full-service lawn main-
tenance, clean-ups, tree trimming, hauling, Xeriscape.
Island resident. Excellent references. 778-5294.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If it is
broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior discount.
Call 778-2581 or 962-6238.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call 807-1015.


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


DICK MAHER ,
AND ..
DAVE JONES
ISLAND SPECIALISTS .
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Simplify Your Scarch!
Call anytime for a consultation.


"WALK WITH ME..."
-. in paradise at


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


PERICO BAY CLUB 2BR/2BA villa with lovely
lake view. Vaulted ceilings, neutral carpet, five
fans, screened lanai, plus open deck. Breakfast
bar and walk-in closets. Detached one-car ga-
rage, courtyard entry. Won't last! $199,000. Dial
the Duncans at 778-1589, eves.


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
MLIS 1


PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and instal-
lation. Huge selection cf plants, shrubs and trees. Ir-
rigation and pest control service. Everything Under the
Sun Garden Centre, 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. 778-4441.
GILLIS & GILLIS ENT. Crushed, washed shell, topsoil,
landscaping services. We install shell driveways.
Serving Sarasota and Keys since 1978. Fully licensed
and insured. 753-2954 or 376-2954, cell.
FREE SNOW REMOVAL! Everything else costs extra.
Crushed, wasted shell, gravel, mulch, dirt, and rip rap
- delivered and spread. If you're looking for the lowest
price, call any Tom, Mark or Larry. If you want the job
done right the first time, call David Bannigan, 794-
6971, cell phone 504-7045.


VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/
exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Dan or Bill, 795-5100
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. In-house plan designs. State licensed and
insured. Many Island references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC
035261.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. 35-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at
778-1730.


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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Sand's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
We Monitor Irrigation Systems
Service INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
778-1345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
Established in 1983
@@M@1TU[@@N] STATE LICENSED & INSURED
@@NR@TU@T0@N CRC 035261 EXPERIENCED
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CONSTRUCTION Remodeling Contractors
CONSTRUCTION
CONSTRUCTION In-house plan designs
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@@NM@TTI@T@N (941) 778-2993


Residential Commercial
Check our references: ,
"Qualir' work at a reasonable price.
Licensed/Insured Serving Anna Maria Island Since 1986 761-8900

Paradise Improvements 778-4173
SKitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
m III Replacement Doors and Windows
._-a Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
Lic#CBC056755


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

SEASCAPE PAINTING
Residential Interior Exterior Pressure Washing
Roof Coating insured 29 Years Experience
Rick Tainer 941-798-6985
4203 76th St. W., Bradenton, FL 3420O


ISLAND LUMBER
,No HARDWARE
213 54th St., Holmes Beach 778-3082
OPEN: MONDAY thru FRIDAY 7:30 to 5 SATURDAY 8 to 12


Advertising sizzles
in The Islander.
Call 778 7978 for info toda.j'







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AIR CONDITIONING PLUMBING






It's Hard To Stop A Trane
778-0773
LIC #Caco 56298 LIC #RF 00,47797



Your

Window

SPECIALIST
WINDOW -,
REPLACEMENTS
All types and brands -
Room enclosures B .
Heat control glass .[ g j
Impact windows & film M ---
Hurricane protection I- -.
Custom Made & Finished to Any Specifications
SHUTTER-VUE, INC.
In Home or Showroom 8106 Cortez Rd. West
7 f23635 Serving Manatee &
i Sarasota County
145-230Since 1988
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CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island service
since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free esti-
mates, no overtime charges. Now certifying back flow at
water meters. (FL#RF0038118) 778-3924 or 778-4461.
OVER THIRTY YEARS craftsman experience. Interior,
exterior, doors, stairs, windows and trim. Have sawmill,
will travel. Dan Michael, master carpenter. Call, 745-
1043 or cell 962-4068.
WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more by
Hunter Douglas and other major manufacturers. Life-
time warranty. Call Island resident Keith Barnett for a
free in-home consultation. Many Island references, 15
years experience. 778-3526 or 730-0516.

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

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

ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodeling,
repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths. Free
estimates. Lic#CGC061519, #CCC057977,
#PE0020374. Insured. Accepting MasterCard/Visa.
720-0794.

25 YEARS EXPERIENCE, highly skilled, dependable
restoration/renovation expert, carpenter, fine finishing
contractor. Kitchen/bathroom specialist. Repairs, paint-
ing. 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. Cement
repairs. Licensed and insured. Chris, 795-3034

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

WINDOW AND DOOR SILLS. Have cracked, crum-
bling, broken cement sills? Will rebuild all sills promptly.
26-years experience. Chris, 795-3034.
HOME REPAIRS & IMPROVEMENTS Carpentry, paint-
ing, sheet-rock and popcorn, doors, bi-folds, trim, mold-
ings and general repairs. Homes, condos, rentals. A.J.
Winters, 713-1951.
COMPLETE BATHROOM REMODELING Drywall, re-
pairs, texture coating, painting. Custom shower stalls,
tub enclosures, fixtures, cabinets, tile. Unique Options,
752-7758 or 545-6141 (cell).


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

BAYFRONT COTTAGES with docks available. Turn-
key, beautiful views, breezy, quiet area. No pets, non-
smoking. Priced from $750/month, $400/week, $80/
night. 941-794-5980. www.divefish.com.
CONDO 2BR FURNISHED, beachfront, heated pool,
fishing dock, seasonal, three-month minimum. 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.

HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL. Large 2BR ground
floor. Just steps to beach, fully furnished. Bikes, cable,
washer/dryer. $475/week. 866-4-LEASE-3 or 447-6797.
BAYFRONT TRIPLEX annual. Large 2BR/1 BA, $1,000/
month and large 1 BR/1BA, $850/month. Washer/dryer
hookup, full kitchen, newly renovated. First, last, secu-
rity. Steps to Bradenton Beach. Realtor/owner. Home
(352) 243-7916, office (352) 242-0167.

SUMMER, FALL, WINTER rentals available weekly,
monthly, seasonal. Wedebrock Real Estate Co., 778-
6665 or (800) 749-6665.

ANNUAL ONLY 2BR/1BA, directly on Gulf in Bradenton
Beach. $1,100/month, assurity/security required with
contract. 792-2779.


PERICO BAY CLUB 2BR/2BA condo in gated commu-
nity, pool, tennis, carport, washer/dryer and lake view,
$950/month, plus utilities. Sunny Shores, 1BR/1BA,
furnished apartment, washer/dyer, close to beach,
$1,000 includes utilities. Peacock Lane, 2BR/2BA, fur-
nished duplex, washer/dryer, $1000/month, plus utili-
ties. Wedebrock Real Estate Company, 778-6665 or
(800) 749-6665.

UNFURNISHED ANNUAL Bradenton Beach. Steps to
the beach. Large 1 BR/1 BA with Jacuzzi tub, washer/
dryer, large sundeck with great views. $850/month. By
appointment only, call 778-0292 or 650-3552.
ANNUAL CANALFRONT HOME unfurnished (pets OK,
non smoking). Renovated 2BR/1 BA, $2,250/month, with
optional 1 BR/1 BA apartment. Available Oct. 1, 779-2217.


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VACATION & SEASON. Private Beach Walk to every-
thing. New kitchen, washer/dryer, dishwasher, phone.
VCR, grill, bikes bring your toothbrush! $375-$775/
week and $975-$2,275/month. Please call 737-1121
or (800) 977-0803.

BEACHFRONT ANNA MARIA, North Shore Drive. Cur-
rently being remodeled, 2BR/2BA, living room with fire-
place, kitchen, large enclosed porch with incredible pan-
oramic view. Fully furnished. Available November 2002
through May 2003, minimum three months. 778-3645.
STEPS TO BEACH: 1-2BR, newly remodeled, fully
furnished, TV, telephone, kitchen, microwave. $395/
week or $1,250/month, plus tax. Call 778-1098.
LONGBOAT KEY CONDO Banyon Bay Club, 2BR/
2BA, first-floor unit. Heated pool, tennis, fishing dock,
steps to beach. Available monthly, seasonal or annu-
ally. (203) 481-0000.
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL 2BR/2BA screen lanai,
garage, dock. remodeled in Island style and colors, tropi-
cal landscaping. Nice, quiet area, no pets, non smoking,
$950/month. Also, available furnished. 776-1789.
ANNUAL RENTAL Spacious 2BR/2BA villa, attached
garage, large utility room, sunny den, fruit trees, quiet
neighborhood, walk to beach. $1,100/month, plus utili-
ties. 778-1589.
ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/1BA, duplex in Bradenton
Beach. Newly renovated with more to come. Washer/
dryer hookup, covered parking. $850/month. Call (813)
300-8543 or (813) 990-8543.
SEASONAL/VACATION: Martinique condos. All up-
dated, north and south buildings. One-month minimum.
Also, Perico Bay Club condos: 2BR/2BA waterfront,
beautifully furnished. T. Dolly Real Estate, 778-0807.
ANNUAL 1BR/1BA Duplex. New kitchen, tile floors,
washer/dryer, carport. Water, garbage included. Clean,
sober adults only. $700/month, plus security. 779-0470.
CANALFRONT CONDO with dock. 2BR/2BA. $825/
month. T. Dolly Real Estate, 778-0807.
EXCEPTIONALLY NICE: 3BR/2BA unfurnished home
with two-car garage and dock. 6601 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. $1,800/month. (941) 725-4488.
TURNKEY FURNISHED 1BR/1BA. Available October
to February. Full kitchen. $500/week or $1,000/month.
Small pet OK. Walk to beach or downtown Holmes
Beach. Call 807-5626.
HOLMES BEACH GULFVIEW 3BR home only 50
yards to beach. Ground level, located at 3105 Avenue
F. No pets. Good credit. $1,050/month and security.
(800) 894-1950.

SEASONAL GROUND-LEVEL duplex, close to beach.
Quiet Holmes Beach neighborhood. Non smoking, no
pets. Available December-May. 2BR/1BA, $1,900/
month. 1 BR/1BA, $1,500/month. Call (813) 928-5378
for more information.

BAYFRONT HOME with beach. City of Anna Maria.
Furnished 3BR, immaculate. Available weekly,
monthly or annually. 779-2241.
VACATION/SEASONAL private Gulf beach apart-
ments. Lovely, spacious interior, sundeck, porch, pa-
tio. Tropical setting, great location, Anna Maria. No
pets. 778-3143.
HOLMES BEACH north end. Seasonal/annual, beau-
tifully furnished. 2BR/2.5BA, two-car garage. Photos
and floor plan available. (614) 792-7535.
LARGE ANNUAL: Bradenton Beach, 2BR/2BA, du-
plex, carport, storage room, washer/dryer hookup, new
carpet. Glimpse of Gulf. $850/month. (941) 625-2889.
KEY ROYALE: Bayfront home offers 3BR/3BA, lovely
gourmet kitchen, two-car garage, heated pool, dock with
boat lift and bay views from every room. Annual, unfur-
nished, available now. $2,100/month. (941) 587-2213.
WESTBAY POINT & Moorings condo for rent Novem-
ber-December, $1,700/month. Call 778-1766.
SEASONAL 3BR/2BA, 50 yards to beach. $3,000/
month. (813) 661-5252 or (813) 684-2644.
ANNA MARIA: Quiet north end, three-minute walk to
beach. 3BR/2BA, sleeps four. Beautifully furnished.
January-April, $2,900/month; $700/week, other weeks
during the year. Call 795-5500 or e-mail:
jewels29 @tampabay.rr.com.
ANNUAL 3BR/2BA, newer Holmes Beach canal
home. Two-car garage, large bonus room, dock and
more. Marina Pointe Realty Co., 779-0732.
CONDO: HOLMES BEACH furnished 2BR/2BA, vaca-
tion, seasonal or annual, non smoking, close to every-
thing. Heated pool, tennis court, fishing dock. 795-5845.


BRADENTON BEACH 2BR/1BA, two houses from
beach and two houses from Intracoastal, pier. Decem-
ber-March or January-April, $3,000/month. Off season,
short term, vacation rates. Log onto
www.floridabeachcottage.com or cell (863) 447-2577.
LARGE BAYFRONT home in Holmes Beach. 3BR/
2BA, two-car garage. Boat davits, 100 feet on the
water. Beautiful view. Mike Norman Realty, 778-6696.

NORTH SHORE DRIVE beachfront. Two spacious
homes both 3BR/2BA with all conveniences. One is
$4,700/month, the other is $4,300/month. (813) 752-
4235.

VACATION RENTALS: 2BR apartments across from
beautiful beach, $350 to $450/week. Fall and winter
dates available. Almost Beach Apartments, 778-2374.
BEAUTIFUL EFFICIENCY, fully furnished, one block
to beach. Utilities and local phone service included,
available now through Dec. 31, 2002. Call 778-4611.
ANNUAL RENTALS: 2BR/2BA apartment, Anna
Maria, $750/month; 2BR/1BA apartment, Anna Maria,
$725/month. No pets. Call Fran Maxon Real Estate,
778-2307.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED DUPLEX across from
beach. 2BR/1 BA each side, freshly painted. Aposporos
and Son, 795-6216.
SEASONAL DECEMBER-APRIL Second-floor unit,
west of Gulf Drive. 1 BR/1 BA, plus queen sleeper, hy-
dro tub, skylight, turnkey furnished, open-air deck with
Gulf view, washer/dryer in unit. $1,700/month. Wagner
Realty, 794-2246.
TRIPLEX 1BR/1BA, steps to the beach. Large fur-
nished unit, $725/month, including utilities! May accept
a small pet. Please call Valerie or Talia for details at
Wagner Realty, 778-2246.
HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL large, modern, new
1 BR, ground-floor, just steps to the nicest beach on
Anna Maria Island. Fully furnished, washer/dryer, dish-
washer. 778-4555.
DUPLEX 2BR/2BA: unit centrally located in the heart
of Bradenton Beach. $825/month, plus utilities. Call
Talia or Valerie at Wagner Realty, 778-2246.
SEASONAL RENTAL in the City of Anna Maria, avail-
able October-April. Ground-level duplex, 2BR/1BA,
Florida room, two blocks to the beach. Fully furnished,
washer/dryer, immaculate. 778-4745.
BAYOU CONDO for rent. Annual or seasonal, fur-
nished. Boyd Realty, 779-2233.
SEASONAL RENTAL Holmes Beach. Immaculate and
beautifully decorated, 2BR/2BA, duplex, private, two
short blocks to beach. $1,800/month. (616) 963-8683.
WATERFRONT WITH DOCK Upper duplex with deck
overlooks Sarasota Bay and Cortez, 2BR/1 BA. Annual,
$1,200/month. 778-0300.

ANNUAL RENTALS
North Beach Village, 3BR/2BA condo, pool, two-car
garage, $1,200/month. Sunbow Bay, 2BR/2BA, fur-
nished condo, elevator, pool, boat dock, $1,250/month.
3BR/2BA, canal home, dock, $1,800/month. Call Is-
land Vacation Properties, 778-6849.

GREAT LOCATION Close to beach, bay, park. Laun-
dry, garage, boat, parking. Bradenton Beach. 2BR/
2BA, annual, non smoking, no pets. $750/month. (800)
541-8451.
HOLMES BEACH GULFFRONT, first floor, 2BR/2BA,
heated pool, carport. Now $1,500/month, seasonal
$2,500/month, three-month minimum. (734) 665-4641.
ANNUAL RENTALS Historic Cortez village. 1-2BR,
$600-$750/month, plus electric. Wagner Realty, 794-
2246.
RENTAL OPEN HOUSE, Sunday, Oct. 6, 1-5pm,
623 Dundee Lane, Holmes Beach, Key Royale
subdivision. Immaculate, 1,800-s.f. 3BR/2BA,
two-car garage, boat dock, living room and large
family room with fireplace and bar. Great for en-
tertaining. Many extras. Annual, unfurnished.
$1,600/month. 704-7213.
ANNUAL RENTALS AVAILABLE on Anna Maria Is-
land and Perico Bay Club. Priced from $620/month.
Call Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
ANNA MARIA CANALFRONT: dock, washer/dryer
hook-up, one-year lease, option to renew. No pets.
$850/month. 778-5793.
ANNUAL RENTAL AVAILABLE now. New carpet and
paint. Washer/dryer, covered parking. Large storage
area. Call Island Real Estate, 778-6066.


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CANALFRONT NORTH end. 2BR/2BA home, refur-
bished, furnished/unfurnished, $1,500/month, October-
December or annual. Garage, washer/dryer, short walk
to beach. 778-2880.



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

LONGBOAT KEY former bank building, 4,700 square
feet, zoned office/professional. Twenty parking spaces,
contemporary design, great visibility. $14/square foot.
Can divide. Owner/Realtor, 388-5514 or call 809-4253.
ANNA MARIA 4,300-square-foot, multi-use residen-
tial/retail office. 2,200 square-foot elevated, 2,160-
square-foot ground level. Built 1983. $549,900. Offers
761-2457.
SECLUDED DEEPWATER Canalfront house, 44-foot
dock, huge pool and lanai. Must sell! Terms or trade.
730 Penfield, north end of Longboat Key. 302-3840.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND canal waterfront lot. No bridges,
deep water. 75 by 125 feet with boat ramp. $375,000.
First In Real Estate Vicky Goggin, (813) 478-0909.

LOT FOR SALE: 75 by 115 feet, zoned ROR. Walk to
beach or bay. Corner of Pine Avenue and North Shore
Drive, Anna Maria. $299,000. 746-2863.

ANNA MARIA CITY: 3BR/2.5BA waterfront home, no-
bridge access to bay. Large screened decks, dock with
12,000 lb. lift. Open plan, many extra features, excellent
condition. Asking $649,000. Robert Loomis, licensed
broker. Call 779-9200 for appointment.
250-FOOT FRONTAGE deep-water canal custom
home. Vaulted ceilings, 3-4BR/3.5BA, granite kitchen
counters, Roman spa, exceptional porch for entertain-
ing. Landscaped, palm trees. 631 Foxworth Lane.
$998,500, open to reasonable offers. 778-7837.


GREAT HOUSE 2BR/2BA, one block from beautiful
beach. Raised, 1,200 square foot. 2713 Gulf Drive,
$339,000 or trade equity for larger house in Bradenton.
778-4611.
TAI CHI HOME: Embrace nature from your deck, your
dock or your living room! Canal home, north end. Call
Mel, 809-5565, or Island Vacation Properties Sales,
778-6849.
FOR SALE: RENOVATED home one block to beach.
Holmes Beach. $384,000. Brenda Boyd May, Boyd Re-
alty, 779-2233.

DUPLEX NEW LISTING. 2BR/2BA, each side.
$399,500. All the tax benefits of income property with-
out the headaches. Current owner will lease back long
term. Just kick back and let this Island property appre-
ciate. Tom at 779-2217. TB987@cs.com.

NEW LISTING City of Anna Maria. Key West style.
$625,000. Boyd Realty, 779-2233.
4BR/2BA, WOOD FLOORS in living area, tile baths,
two-car garage. Open plan with cathedral ceilings, view
of lake. Big lot in one of east Manatee's favorite subdi-
visions. "A"-rated schools. $175,000. Yvonne Higgins at
Re/Max Gulfstream Realty, 778-7777 or 518-9003.
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, Oct. 6, 2-5pm. 7411 Sixth
Ave. N.W., Bradenton. Charming, contemporary
cracker house, 2.5 lots, 2BR/2BA, hardwood floors,
new air conditioning, newer roof, two newer refrigera-
tors, water garden in lanai, workshop, studio, fenced
yard. Close to beaches, schools, shopping. $265,900.
Nierman, 792-7290.
PERICO BAY CLUB "The Villages," 2BR/2BA, first floor,
many amenities. $205,000. Clayton Robin, Licensed
Real Estate Broker, 745-7119.
HOUSEBOAT FOR SALE. Excellent live aboard.
$28,500 or make offer. View at Web site: geocities.com/
houseboat_sunseeker or call 778-3526.


PERICO BAY CLUB ground floor, light and bright,
2BR/2BA, end unit. Cathedral ceilings, eat-in kitchen,
new tile, screened lanai overlooking lagoon, heated
pool, tennis. In prestigious gated community it's ab-
solutely perfect! Priced to sell hurry, won't last long.
$205,000. Call Denise Langlois, Coldwell Banker,
725-4425.

LET'S DEAL! Waterview, newly decorated with
beach-style furnishings. 3BR/2BA, in Holmes Beach
with boat slip, great landscaping, fenced backyard,
two blocks to beach and trolley. $342,000. Owner,
778-0805 or 962-6056.

ISLAND LIVING YOU CAN AFFORD! Turn key fur-
nished 1 BR/1 BA mobile home. Elevated ceiling in living
room, eat-in kitchen. Large outdoor shed. Peek of Gulf,
steps to beach. Located in Sandpiper Mobile Resort
senior park, (905) 623-0881.
BRAND NEW 2BR/2.5BA condo on golf course at beau-
tiful 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.


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canalfront home with very private lot and
boat dock. 3BR/2.5BA with great open
floor plan. Very close to beach! Perfect to
redecorate for your retirement home or
use as a rental property. $589,000. Call
Quentin Talbert at 778-4800 or 704-9680.


GREAT VACATION OR RENTAL HOME
2BR/2BA with views of Gulf from huge
deck and master bedroom. Nicely updated,
including Mexican tile. Great location and
is in move-in condition. $399,000. Call Ed
Oliveira at 778-4800 or 705-4800.


RARE OPPORTUNITY Westbay Point TROPICAL HORIZONS Large 2BR condo
and Moorings 3BR/2BA first floor, end unit in choice Holmes Beach area. Walk to
with deeded covered parking. Pool, hot shopping and restaurants. Very close to
tub, tennis and 26 acres of tropical splen- the beach with some Gulf views. Rooftop
dor. Don't miss this one! $350,000. Call sundeck. $415,000. Call Denny Rauschl at
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13 Sign
14 Yak, yak, yak
15 Cremona craftwork
16 Airline to Rio
17 nous
18 Smart bomb's guide
24 Not just trim
26 Fills up
29 Zoo dividers
33 Fowl pole?
35 Woolgatherer?
37 Schindler of "Schindler's
List"
38 Ore. peak
40 Cassiterite, e.g.
41 First word out of one's
mouth?
42 TV's "The George & __
Show"
43 Gives impromptu
scathing reviews?
45 Declared
46 Gets quick cash from
brewery stock?
47 Constellation near
Norma
48 "Of course"
50 With ill humor
53 Break down


Study of versification
Korea Bay feeder
Outer: Prefix
Much of Libya
Ferrara family name
Not budging
Searcher's lament
Some catchers' chances
More upset
SAS listing: Abbr.
Expenditure
They may be kept on you
Where swill is served
Part of a guffaw


82 Cold treat
84 Make good on
88 Traction aid
91 Lisa of "The Cosby
Show"
92 Quadrennial candidate of
old
93 Allen of the N.B.A.
94 Unfamiliar with
96 Cold and damp
97 Exodus crossing
99 Senseless drawings
100 Butcher's scraps
101 Bush education


secretary Rod
102 Collegiate Bruin
104 "Later"
107 Smack hard
108 The Soviets' Order of

109 Beginning
111 Lot of loot
112 Cannon of film
114 401(k) cousins
116 G.O.P.
118 It can get bruised


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