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Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992) ( October 9, 2002 )

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Creation Date: October 9, 2002

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Skimming the news ... Anna Maria Island map in this edition, page 16.


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Soccer continues, page z2.


"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"


Volume 10, no. 48, Oct. 9, 2002 FREE


Save school auditorium? Help raise $625,000


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria Elementary School Principal Tim Kolbe
and his staff are looking for financial donors to help save
the school's auditorium from the wrecking ball.
The Island school is among the handful of schools
slated for new construction or renovation by the Mana-
tee County School Board. However, at a meeting last
week, Kolbe and other principals were told that the
state no longer funds the construction of separate au-
ditorium and cafeteria facilities.


Moratorium may be

extended another

six months
By Paul Roat
Bradenton Beach city commissioners have in-
structed their attorney to draft an ordinance and sched-
ule public hearings for another six-month moratorium
on some development in the city.
Commissioners narrowly approved a moratorium
on vacating rights of way, rezonings and comprehen-
sive plan amendments earlier this year. The partial
building ban is due to expire Nov. 1.
Extending the moratorium would allow the city to
continue to work on its "vision" plan, a review of city
codes and land development rules with an eye to the
next 30 years of construction, commissioners agreed.
City Attorney Alan Prather said there would be a
window where the moratorium would not be in effect,
as the three required public hearings could not be
scheduled before Nov. 1.
City planning and zoning board members will ad-
dress the matter at a Nov. 23 meeting. Planners earlier
this year unanimously recommended to the city com-
mission that no moratorium be instituted, citing a lack
of need.


Summer tourism

decline was

'expected'
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Tourism to Anna Maria Island and the Bradenton
area declined just under 10 percent this past summer
from last year's figures, according to the Bradenton
Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, but the slight
drop was not unexpected.
Susan Estler of the CVB said the occupancy figures
for July 2002 were down about 8 percent from the same
month last year while August figures declined 10 percent.
"The good news is that the tax revenues were down
only slightly because properties increased their room
rates;" Estler said.
"And the decline in visitors was to be expected,"
she said.
Fear of flying, the aftermath of 9/11 and a soft
economy have all helped to slow Florida's tourism in-
dustry the past year, she said.
But Bradenton's tourism is in better shape than
other destinations, she said. "We're doing better than
many other areas of Florida," such as Orlando, Miami


State guidelines call for a "cafetorium," a com-
bined cafeteria and auditorium, in elementary schools.
The school board construction team working with the
Island school put a deal on the table to give the commu-
nity an opportunity to save the school's auditorium.
If the school can raise a minimum of $200,000 by
Jan. 1, it may be able to keep the auditorium.
The construction team told Kolbe that it would cost
roughly $625,000, or $125 per square foot, to keep the
5,000-square-foot auditorium in the design plans for
the school.


and Palm Beach, where tourism has been off from 25
to 40 percent following 9/11.
Those markets are essentially "fly-in" destinations,
while Bradenton and the Island are considered "drive-
in" locations.
"Seventy-three percent of our visitors drive here,
so we don't have that 'fear-of-flying' factor among
most of our visitors."
While September is always the slowest month of
the year for tourism, Estler expects a solid upturn in
visitors to the area this coming winter season.
"We're a low-stress, low-key destination, and af-
ter 9/11, the American public is now just looking for
more relaxing vacations. Our attractions here are made
by nature, not man-made. You can come here and just
enjoy everything."
That's a sentiment that Anna Maria Island Cham-
ber of Commerce executive director Mary Ann
Brockman agreed with.
PLEASE SEE TOURISM, PAGE 3


The school needs serious donors by Jan. 1. If they
come up with $200,000 by the board's deadline, mem-
bers of the construction team will ask the school board
to allow AME to renovate the auditorium separate from
the construction funding.
Many of the teachers and parents are opposed to
the cafetorium concept because they say the shared
space will be less efficient for the community's needs.
According to construction team member and AME
PLEASE SEE AUDITORIUM, NEXT PAGE


Weighing
in
Cana Sylvester,
8, with Brownie
Troop 329, and
Jane
Pheilsticker of
Manatee
Community
College's Earth
Club, weigh
some of the
trash collected
at Leffis Key in
Bradenton
Beach last
Saturday at the
semi-annual
Coastal
Cleanup.
Hundreds of
volunteers
scored the
beaches and
shores of the
Island and
Palma Sola
Causeway to
collect trash,
litter and other
debris. For
more on the
cleanup, see
inside.
Islander Photo:
Paul Roat


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Puzzled?


Crossword glitch fixed
Crossword puzzle fans were calling The
Islander last week, disappointed and com-
plaining that puzzle clues in the Oct. 2 edition
didn't match up with the puzzle grid.
They were correct and we apologize for
the mix-up, although there's little to do to cor-
rect it and stay current.
Last week's puzzle will not be repub-
lished. This week's edition includes the New
York Times current Sunday, Oct. 6, puzzle
and grid on page 32, as well as the accompa-
nying answer grid on page 28.
Future weeks of The Islander will include
the puzzle and its answers in the same edition.


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PAGE 2 M OCT. 9, 2002 M THE ISLANDER


'Cops' scene played for real


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Some people said it looked like the TV show "Cops"
a week ago Tuesday evening, Oct. 1, in Anna Maria.
Manatee County Sheriffs Office K-9 units, backup
deputies and the MCSO helicopter were all called to Anna
Maria to search for a suspect following an altercation in
the parking lot of the Tip of the Island restaurant and pub
at 204 Palmetto Ave. around 10:30 p.m.
The MCSO report of the incident said two men had
a verbal confrontation at the tavern and, when one subject
tried to get in his car and leave, the second man allegedly
attacked the first.
The suspect attacker fled through the nearby neigh-
borhood when an MCSO deputy arrived on the scene, the
report said.
K-9 units, the MCSO helicopter and backup deputies
were called in and the suspect was later located several
blocks away near Spring Avenue in the Gulf of Mexico.
But for residents living near the Tip of the Island, it
was an unsettling experience.
One woman living on Palmetto Avenue said she was
just falling asleep when she heard loud noises coming
from the bar.
When she looked outside, she saw police lights flash-
ing and observed a man in a ripped shirt "run out of my
next door neighbor's yard, cross our street and stumble
over another neighbor's fence."
The woman told police what she saw and tried to go
back to sleep "only to listen to a police helicopter sweep-
ing our neighborhood for the next hour. I felt like I was
in a scene from the television show 'Cops.'
"The incident was most unsettling and needless to say
my husband and I did not sleep well last night."
Anna Maria City Commissioner Linda Cramer, who
lives across Gulf Drive from the taver, said she was awak-
ened that evening by the helicopter. When she looked
across Gulf Drive, she saw a number of MCSO cars in the
parking lot of the Tip.
"I was a bit concerned, but with the helicopter circling
with its spotlight, I didn't think it wise to go outside and
find out what was happening," Cramer said.


She called the city's MCSO branch and learned of the
altercation and the subsequent capture of the suspect.
This is just the latest incident at the Tip of the Island
that has nearby residents concerned.
A number of letters expressing concern about the
changing character of the establishment have been writ-
ten to Mayor SueLynn, and the complaints were publicly
raised at an August city commission meeting by Commis-
sioner John Michaels.
Letters of concern have been written by residents,
including Joanna and Steve Henriquez, Mary Costanza,
Robin Wall, Anthony Velazquez and Joe Perricone.
Complaints have included public urination, throwing
beer bottles, loud noises, drug use along Palmetto Avenue
and parking on private property.
Joe Perricone, who has owned his house on Palmetto
Avenue since 1975 and lives just 125 feet from the Tip,
said he wonders how the place can have a "restaurant"
license, but operate as a pub.
Residents have said that the problems began when the
Tip of the Island stopped serving breakfast in the late
1990s and began having live entertainment on weekends.
In late September, Tip of the Island owners Terry and
Gloria McKee voluntarily agreed to halt live entertain-
ment at the establishment.


Auditorium may be saved
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
parent Maria Facheris, the school utilizes the audito-
rium for school plays, assemblies, meetings, book fairs
and much more.
First-grade teacher Lynn Drolet said that it is cur-
rently difficult for teachers to schedule time in the au-
ditorium. A cafetorium would be limited to fewer hours
due to lunchtime.
The general attitude among parents and teachers is
that although a cafetorium may be more cost effective to
construct, it would hinder the ease with which the school
plans for and handles student and community events.
"There isn't a principal in Manatee County who
wouldn't like to have an auditorium," said Kolbe.


Public notice
Holmes Beach City Hall has a new sign which will
be used to notify the public of meetings and special
events. The sign, which is lighted, was purchased
from ASF Signs 'n' Grafix of Sarasota for $9,999.
The money for the sign was approved by commis-
sioners and paid for from the 2001-02 budget.
Islander Photo: Paul Roat

"We're being offered an opportunity to keep ours and
we don't want to pass it up."
Last year the school board's construction team rec-
ommended all new construction to bring AME up to
current code and the master plan releasing the funding
for construction was approved by the school board last
month.
The school board budgeted $7.1 million for the
school's construction and to account for the added ex-
pense of building to hurricane standards.
Anyone willing to commit to making a substantial
donation should call the school at 708-5525 by Mon-
day, Oct. 14. Kolbe said he only needs verbal commit-
ments at this time.


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Welch wants old


Anna Maria job

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Former Anna Maria Building Official Bob Welch
has applied to the city for his old job, barely 16 months
after leaving Anna Maria for the same position in
Bradenton Beach.
Welch, along with four other applicants, is seeking
the building official's post in Anna Maria which be-
came vacant in late August when then-building official
George McKay was unable to obtain a temporary
building official's license from the Florida Department
of Business and Professional Regulation. McKay re-
tained his job as the city's public works director.
The Anna Maria job could pay up to $55,000 in
annual salary according to the 2002-03 budget, in ad-
dition to benefits including health insurance for the
employee and a retirement plan.
Welch was hired by former Mayor Gary
Deffenbaugh in October 2000 as both the public works
director and building official at a salary of $44,000
annually for the two jobs.
In July 2001, however, Welch gave Anna Maria
notice and took a job with Bradenton Beach as that
city's building official and chief code enforcement of-
ficer. He now earns $47,000 annually.
But the Bradenton Beach job also includes health
insurance for both the city employee and his/her imme-
diate family. Additionally, Welch has take-home use of
a city vehicle with all insurance, maintenance and fuel
paid for by Bradenton Beach.
Efforts to reach Welch for comment on his appli-
cation were unsuccessful by press deadline.


Welch


Other applicants for the Anna Maria job include
former Bradenton Beach building official Bill Sanders,
not to be confused with current Holmes Beach build-
ing official Bill Saunders.
Sanders is presently the director of planning and
zoning for Port Richey, Fla., and he spent three years
as the building official in Bradenton Beach prior to
taking the Port Richey job.
Also applying for the job are Tim Shrader, a City
of Bradenton building inspector, and Richard Harman,
a building inspector in Islamorada, Fla., in the Florida
Keys.
Forrest Bogart Jr., an Anna Maria property owner


THE ISLANDER E OCT. 9, 2002 0 PAGE 3

... and is offered post

in Pinellas
Another Island building official position may be-
come open.
Bradenton Beach Building Official Bob Welch
announced last week he has received a job offer from
South Pasadena in Pinellas County.
"I'd like to say here," Welch, 48, told city commis-
sioners, "but I'd like to negotiate a better deal with the
city."
Welch earns $47,000 a year in Bradenton -Beach;
South Pasadena is offering him $52,000, he said. How-
ever, his benefit package in Bradenton Beach, with
insurance and a retirement plan, brings his total earn-
ings package to about $59,000. Not factored into that
figure is a take-home vehicle.
Welch began working in Bradenton Beach in May
2001 after leaving the same position in Anna Maria
City. Welch started in Anna Maria after its building
official, Phil Charnock, left to take over the building
department in South Pasadena.
Mayor John Chappie said he would discuss the pay
package with Welch and bring the results to the city
commission for discussion at a later date.


who currently lives in Nashville, Tenn., has also ap-
plied for the post.
All of the applicants except Bogart say they are
already licensed by the the DBPR as building officials.
Applications will be taken until the position is
filled, Mayor SueLynn said, but she indicated she
wanted to move as quickly as possible to fill the va-
cancy.
Any candidate selected by the mayor to fill the
position must be approved by the city commission.


Tourism down, but hike expected
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
"This Island is a place to come and just enjoy your-
self, the water, beach and sun. We're very laid back.
That's why people come here, not for a roller-coaster
ride or night life," Brockman said.
But she also echoed the slight downturn in visitor
arrivals this past summer.
"We held our own, but we did have some complaints
from members of a slow summer season," said Brockman.
The consensus among Island accommodations was
that visitors were staying shorter, spending less money
and some of the "older, regular" visitors didn't come
this year.
She guessed that an 8 to 10 percent drop in tourism
this past summer was "probably pretty close."
During August 2002, Brockman said the chamber
office had 200 fewer people walk in looking for infor-
mation on Island accommodations and activities than
the previous August, but had 152 more phone calls
from potential visitors than the same month last year.
But Brockman sees a positive for Island busi-
nesses.

Christmas Prelude to

continue this year
Thanks to an outpouring of community support -
and dollars organizers of the popular Christmas Pre-
lude in Bradenton Beach have agreed to hold the event
again this year.
Lea Ann Bessonette who, with Emily Anne Smith
and John Chappie, has put the program of sing-alongs and
musical entertainment on for five years, said Monday the
event would go forward on Thanksgiving evening.
Citing spiraling costs and noting reduced investment
income, the trio had announced last month they could not
afford to pay the estimated $6,000 for the performance this
year.
But when the community heard of the cancellation,
"people came out of the woodwork" with financial sup-
port, Bessonette said, and although the program is not yet
fully funded, "I'm sure we'll have the funds to do it."
The Islander has made a contribution of $500 plus
an in-kind donation of advertising and asks other busi-
nesses to join them in making contributions.
To make a donation or for more information, call
Bessonette at 778-3113.


"There are a lot of new businesses coming to the
Island and we're getting a lot of requests for our guide
book. It's all a positive sign," she said.
Other Island accommodation owners agreed there
was a slight downturn in summer tourism, but Judy
Giovanelli of the Sand Pebble in Bradenton Beach of-
fered a unique perspective.
Many summer visitors to the Island are tradition-
ally Florida families taking their August vacations.
This year, all public schools in Florida started school
on Aug. 12 instead of the usual early-September or
late-August opening.
Giovanelli noticed the difference right away.
"The first part of August, we had a lot of people. We
were booked solid the first week of August and had to
turn some people away," she said.
Once school started, however, arrivals dropped and
for the entire month, business was down compared
with August 2001. "I can't speak for other properties,
but I know the early school opening didn't help us."
She also observed that families are booking for just
a few days instead of an entire week, probably a direct
result of the current soft economy.
But there's a silver lining to this cloud, Giovanelli
said. Advance reservations for October are "looking
very good" with a number of visitors from Great Brit-
ain expected.
Now for the bad news. She's usually booked solid
by Oct. 1 for the Thanksgiving holiday, but this year,
she's only 50 percent sold for that weekend.
"People are still going to come for Thanksgiving,



Meetings"

Anna Maria City
Oct. 10, 6:45 p.m., special city commission meeting.
Agenda: Kiwanis proclamation.
Oct. 10, 7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda:
Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council visioning pre-
sentation, update on beach renourishment, discussion
on modular newspaper racks, discussion on trees as
memorials, discussion of traffic engineer, discussion of
anonymous complaints, capital plans committee dis-
cussion, and public comment.
Oct. 14, 4 p.m., discussion of wireless plan.
Oct. 16, 11:30. a.m., safety committee meeting.
Oct. 16, 7 p.m., occupational license workshop.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.


they'll just book later," she predicted.
Kent Davis at the Siam Garden Resort in Anna
Maria just opened his property last March, so he
doesn't have any figures from last year.
"Being such a new property, we don't have any-
thing to compare our summer season with, but I'm real
pleased with the past summer for such a new resort. We
got a lot of Florida people, some even from Sarasota
and Tampa, who stayed with us."
He expects his first real "winter season" to be solid,
based on advance reservations.
: "We're getting a lot of reservations from Germany
and Great Britain, and we expect those to be upscale
clients who will come back to the Island," Davis said.
He's already at 100 percent occupancy for several
weeks in February and March 2003.
According to the CVB's 2001 report on tourism to
the Bradenton area, approximately $342 million was
spent by visitors to Anna Maria Island and the Mana-
tee County portion of Longboat Key that year. In ad-
dition, the "bed tax" of 3 percent on accommodation
rentals of less than six months paid by visitors gener-
ated $2.8 million in revenue for the CVB of which
about $1.6 million came from Island accommodations.
A portion of the "bed tax" is set aside by the CVB to
help fund beach renourishment projects such as the one
recently completed on the Island.
While Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key have
only about 22 percent of the available accommodations
for tourists to the Bradenton area, the CVB has said
these rooms generate 60 percent of the bed tax revenue.


Bradenton Beach (
Oct. 15, 1 p.m., scenic, highway committee workshop.
Agenda: discussion of multi-use path.
Oct. 17, 1 p.m., city commission meeting.
Bradenton Beqch City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., i
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
Oct. 17, 10 a.m., code enforcement board meeting.-
-Holnms Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina.Drive,
708-580

Of Interest
Oct. 9, 10 a.m., Island Emergency Operation Center
Meeting, fire station No. 1, 6001 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach.
Oct. 17, 6:30 p.m., Coalition of Barrier Island Elected
Officials meeting, Holmes Beach City "Hall.






PAGE 4 E OCT. 9, 2002 U THE ISLANDER


ManaSota.88 wants hearing on Perico marina


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Glen Compton of the environmental protection
group ManaSota-88 said his organization will file a
petition this week with the U.S. Army Corps of Engi-
neers requesting a public hearing on the Perico Harbor
Marina application to dredge 3.14 acres of seagrass
bottom to expand its dock space.
The marina, located on Perico Island at the east end
of the Anna Maria Bridge, wants to dredge the bottom
to. allow for the addition of 224 wet slips to the current
15 slips at the marina.
Compton acknowledged, however, that at this
point in the application process, his organization
can't force the Corps to hold a hearing, only ask for
one.


"Right now, they're just taking public comment. If
they want to hold a hearing, they can, but are not re-
quired to."
If they issue a permit, however, a public hearing
"is a separate issue," and his organization could legally
force a hearing before an administrative law judge by
appealing the decision.
Compton said ManaSota-88 will also request that
the Florida Department of Environmental Protection,
which must also issue a permit to Perico Harbor for the
project, hold a public hearing.
ManaSota-88 has already filed a letter with both
the Corps and the DEP stating its objections to the
dredge application, but Compton believes a public
hearing is needed to discuss all the issues.
"We understand there are several major objections


and we'd like to get all those out in the public," he said.
Compton also found it ironic that the marina ex-
pansion is taking place at the same time that the Jack-
sonville-based Arvida Corp. is planning an 800-plus
luxury condominium development on the adjacent
property north and east of the marina.
Arvida, he said, originally wanted a large marina
complex in its development but that portion of the
project was not approved by the City of Bradenton.
The Arvida-Perico Island development project is
currently facing two lawsuits, including one from
ManaSota-88.
Attorney Dan Lobeck, representing ManaSota-88
in one lawsuit, has said previously Arvida is unlikely
to proceed with its project until all legal matters are
resolved, and that could take several years.


Anna Maria beach construction approved by DEP


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
In a sure sign that redevelopment has begun in the
city of Anna Maria, the Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection has approved a request by owners of
the property at 206 Spring Lane to build a new struc-
ture beyond the coastal construction control line.
Owners Barnett Q. Brooks, Caroline Popper and
Daisy H. Brooks, all of 5450 Eagles Point Circle in
Sarasota, received their DEP approval Sept. 24. The own-
ers received a City of Anna Maria permit on March 2,
2002, to demolish the existing house, but have not yet
done so.
The project description in the DEP's approval calls
for a single-family dwelling at a "maximum of approxi-
mately 198.7 feet seaward" of the control line. The exte-
rior dimensions of the dwelling were described by the
DEP as "approximately 57.4 feet in the shore-normal di-
rection by approximately 23 feet in the shore-parallel di-
rection."
Additionally, the applicants want to construct a
seaward trapezoidal deck that would extend onto the
existing beach.
In approving the permit, Olu Sawyerr of the
Florida Bureau of Beaches and Wetlands Resources
said the DEP found the activities indicated in the per-
mit "will result in no significant impacts to the beach/
dune area or adjacent properties," and was "not ex-
pected to adversely affect or impact nesting turtles" or
their hatchlings and habitat.
But the DEP also said no construction can begin
until a revised site plan is submitted to the DEP and
written notice of approval given by the DEP. Addition-
ally, a city building permit must still be obtained, ac-
cording to Public Works Director George McKay.
The DEP said in its approval that anyone whose in-
terests are affected by the decision may request an admin-
istrative hearing within 21 days of the approval notice.
Steve West of the DEP's Sarasota field office said
don't confuse the coastal construction line with the
coastal erosion line, which is. generally where the veg-
etation begins on the beach.
"From the application, the present structure ap-
pears to be already 198.7 feet from the coastal con-


No escape for this beach house
Owners of the property at 206 Spring Lane in Anna Maria plan on demolishing the current structure and
building a new house, now that they've received a Florida Department of Environmental Protection permit.
Islander Photo: Rick Catlin


struction line, which is usually pretty far back from the
beach," West said.
From the preliminary plans he has, the new structure
"will not extend beyond what's already there," he added.
While the DEP said it had sent notice of its action
to other interested parties, Turtle Watch director Suzi
Fox said her organization was unaware of any DEP
permit approval in Anna Maria.
"A.lot of times, we're not informed, but we will
keep an eye on this project. We're not looking to find


anything, but we'd just like to look at the plans" when
submitted, Fox said.
She added that the DEP has a very good history of
not approving any project that would interfere with
turtle nesting or the turtle habitat.
What Fox is particularly interested in, however, is
exactly how far any structure would be built beyond the
coastal control line.
Efforts to reach the property owners for comment
were unsuccessful.


Visioning process refined in Bradenton Beach


By Paul Roat
Planners in Bradenton Beach have agreed
that the formation of an architectural and commu-
nity character review board is a pretty good idea,
and have started refining the as-yet-to-be-created
board's guidelines.
The city's planning and zoning board agreed
last week to begin to discuss the guidelines of the
new board. As outlined by the Tampa Bay Regional
Planning Council during three visioning session in
May and June, the guidelines for construction would
address issues such as landscaping, relationship of
the structure to the street, compatibility with adja-
cent properties, doors, windows, roofing styles and
materials, porches or balconies, railings, facades and


elevations, outside lighting design, exterior building ma-
terials, driveways and fences.
Planners agreed that many of the guidelines were
or could be addressed by other city codes or laws, and
listed those that the architectural review board would
have a say on. That list included aesthetic door design,
aesthetic window treatments, aesthetic roof style and
material, aesthetic porches and balcony designs, rais-
ing design, facade designs, exterior lighting treatments,
and exterior building materials.
"This will be a long, drawn-out process," Building
Official Bob Welch said of the guideline creation.
Although planners reached a general consensus
that formation of an architectural review board was
sound, there was debate on what its duties would be.


Board member Ernest Clay suggested the review
board should actually be five committees repre-
senting separate districts within the city, recom-
mending architectural styles to the planning and
zoning board.
Welch said such a series of committee would
be an "administrative nightmare," and board
members agreed such a series of committees
would be unwieldy.
"We can barely get enough people to serve on
our existing boards as it is," planning board mem-
ber Susan Kehne said.
Board members will continue the discussion
on guidelines for an architectural review board at
5:30 p.m. Oct. 23.


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THE ISLANDER M OCT. 9, 2002 M PAGE 5


Sex offenders leaving Anna Maria Island


In the past 12 months, seven of the eight convicted
sexual offenders living on Anna Maria Island in Octo-
ber 2001 have either moved off the Island or have been
released from their probation and supervision, accord-
ing to Florida Department of Corrections records.
At the same time, however, two convicted sexual
offenders have moved to the Island in the past year.
The new addresses for the convicted offenders
were listed by the FDC at 3720 Gulf Drive in Holmes
Beach and 111 Fourth Street S. in Bradenton Beach.
The address of the third offender living on the Island
remained at 111 36th St., Holmes Beach.
There were no convicted sexual offenders under
current supervision listed by the FDC as living in Anna
Maria as of Oct. 1, 2002. The lone city resident from

Key Royale will get

meters for medians
By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Manatee County has changed its mind and agreed
to the Key Royale Resident Owners Association's
water meters.
The Key Royale Resident Owners Association
plans to install three water meters to irrigate 13 medi-
ans within the next three weeks.
The city adopt-a-spot project was stalled when the
county denied the permit saying that according to a
countywide policy, no more median irrigation will be
permitted regardless of the funding source.
Holmes Beach Commissioner Roger Lutz, also the
city's parks and beautification committee liaison, ini-
tially reported that the county had denied the permit.
"No one knows why they [the county] flip-
flopped," Lutz said. "I guess it depends on who you
call."
The Key Royale Resident Owner Association was
funded $10,000 from the city's parks and beautification
budget and was in the process of raising additional
funds from residents and grant money for the project.


last year's list has completed his supervision.
Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale said
even though a convicted sexual offender may have
completed his probation, Florida law still requires they
list their current address with the Florida Department
of Law Enforcement.
"We check on the people constantly and verify
their address," said Speciale. His department also


tracks offenders through the FDLE Web site at
www.fdle.state.fl.us/sexualpredators.
The Manatee County Sheriffs Office has the re-
sponsibility to inform nearby residents that a convicted
sexual offender has moved into a neighborhood,
Special said, although his department does provide
information on sexual offenders living in the city to
anyone requesting it.


Friendly reminder
Holmes Beach Parks and Beautification Committee Chairman Jim Gloth delivered stormwater drainage signs
to Superintendent of Public Works Joe Duennes at a recent meeting. The signs, made available by Keep
Manatee Beautiful, will be installed throughout the city as a reminder to dispose of waste properly. Islander
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Where will business,

boats go?
For some time it's been anti-developers warning us
about the curse of more development. None is more
obvious, loathed, or closer to home than Arvida Corp.'s
proposal for 898 condominiums, some in high rises, on
Perico Island.
In the City of Anna Maria, there's an apparent dis-
taste for any and all development.
It seems some folks are even worried that the
nouveau riche will combine two lots and build a big
multi-million-dollar home. Oh, the horror.
What we find disconcerting is that folks are tear-
ing down older homes which were built on two lots
(back when property was cheaper) and selling them to
eventually become two homes where there was once
one, increasing density in a city where some residents
would rather "bar the doors."
Now we see a trend toward converting commercial
property into what may at first seem warm and fuzzy
- homes, condos or time-share motels but it threat-
ens to eliminate "business."
On the heels of approval of Tidemark (40 fancy
time-shares) at the former site of a restaurant and two
duplexes in Holmes Beach, two Island marinas are re-
ported to be on the block with the prospective buyers
thinking "condos."
Galati Marine plans to expand its operation but
reduce the number of slips, likely eliminating transients
and rental slips to accommodate their big Viking sales
success.
Where will you store your boat in this scenario?
Why not at Perico Harbor, that is if you're not con-
cerned with their expansion plans for 240-plus wet
slips that are alleged to be negotiated down to 188 slips
to satisfy environmental concerns?
We hope the Holmes Beach commission heeds our
concerns with regard to future land-use changes that
may be the only hope for future of the city's business
district.
And in the vein of "it couldn't happen here" ... do
you really want to see the Pine Avenue or Holmes
Beach marinas, the Seafood Shack, Sigma or other area
businesses metamorphose to time-shares? Condos?
With all that said, what's really the problem with
the proposal for 15 luxury homes in Anna Maria on
property platted for 17, aside from bullying lawyers, a
pretentious gated entrance and the possibility of no boat
docks?
Time to do some math?


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Support McKay
Please do not let a gem such as George McKay slip
through your fingers. Encourage him.
Support his efforts for certification. Reinstate his
former salary.
After past fiascoes be thankful for George McKay.
Shirley McNulty, Anna Maria City

Lighten up
After reading several letters to the Islander com-
plaining about our trolley, I felt compelled to respond.
The most recent remarks suggest that likely the
writers have personally never ridden the trolley. If they
had they would know:
1. Many Island residents (and Bradenton residents
who hook-up with the trolley via the Manatee buses)
ride the trolley to work.
2. Our taxes will get used for different county/city
needs, regardless, and this service is far more worth-
while than most others.
3. Our visitors (who are sometimes here six
months out of the year) truly appreciate having the ad-
vantages of public transportation on our "small" Island.
Besides, riding the trolley is fun!
4. Many of the older residents, who are unable to
drive, are able to (and do!) ride the trolley to places
they would otherwise be unable to go.
5. The kids are able to ride the trolley to Island
events and locations, which keeps that many more cars
off our streets.
6. Those of us who ride the trolley have an oppor-
tunity to meet others they might not otherwise meet -
including visitors producing a greater sense of com-
munity.
I could go on and on, but I will not. I would sug-
gest, however, that those who cannot be happy being
slowed down driving behind the trolley, or complain
about the noise, try moving to Tampa. You can speed


up and down Dale Mabry Highway all day and you
have never heard such noise!
At a time when Americans are asking themselves
why other countries "hate us so much," I suggest that
at least one reason is our "self-centeredness." Let's
consider more than our own needs and lighten up!
Carolyn M. Spencer, Anna Maria


Save the pines
I am appalled to read in Carol Codella's Sept. 18
opinoin letter that there are still people on the Island
who do not realize how valuable the Australian pines
are to the overall beauty of Anna Maria Island.
Mike Norman's crusade to keep the trees stand-
ing is most commendable. As a Realtor, he most cer-
tainly is aware of what makes a community an attrac-
tive place to live and to buy and sell property.
I don't live on the Island, but I go to the beach
three or four times a week.
To remove the Australian pines, leaving no
shaded areas, would be unconscionable and just plain
stupid!
Skin cancer is a serious concern to many and to
be deprived of going to the beach because the shaded
areas are destroyed is unthinkable.
So the Australian pines are not "native to
Florida" so what?! Most Floridians are from else-
where .... Are we to be banished also?
So what if nothing grows under the pines!
Bayfront Park has plenty of pretty ground cover
along with sea grapes adjacent to the Australian
pines. Anna Maria Island has a wonderful variety of
plants, trees and shrubs from all over. It is not a bo-
tanical garden that needs to be horticulturallyy cor-
rect." Lastly, our remaining pelicans roost in the
Australian pines during the day. Where are they sup-
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Still room for vendors at Anna Maria's Bayfest


There's plenty of room yet for vendors of all
shapes and sizes at the Island Bayfest Oct. 19 in Anna
Maria, the sponsoring Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce says.
Vendors are signing up in all of several divisions,
said Mary Ann Brockman, executive director of the
chamber, but it's a big area with room for more.

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lection of many other specialties from restaurants in the
"Taste of the Island."
It will be a family affair again this year, Brockman
said, with a children's play area provided by the Anna
Maria Island Community Center. Other offerings:
Artisans and artists in their own booths, with one-
of-a-kind art and crafts for sale.
Draft beer, margaritas, sodas and bottled water to
go along with the "Taste of the Island" midway.
Retail booths, sport and marine exhibits, and
booths by not-for-profit entities.
There will be live music all day, said Brockman,
provided by the Dr. Dave Band and Generations.
Space for artists is $50, $150 for restaurants, free
for nonprofits. In each case the vendor keeps all the
money taken in, the chamber gets only the space rental,
she said.
Those interested in spaces in art, food and enter-
tainment may call Cindy Thompson at 761-4766; retail,
Jennifer Scott, 792-6695; and nonprofits and general
questions, Brockman at the chamber, 778-1541.


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'Mother Hicks' hexes, country folk, charms audience


By David Futch
Islander Correspondent
It's 1935 and there's fear in the air. The Great
Depression deepens, especially for the folks in south-
ern Illinois, the foothills of the Ozarks.
They're scared of not knowing where to find their
next meal or how they'll keep the shirt on their back.
But Mother Hicks is the one who puts the fear of
God in them.
The current Island Players theater production of
"Mother Hicks" by playwright Susan Zeder is a reveal-
ing story of a sad time.
At the hands of director Kelly Woodland, the des-
peration of the '30s comes back like a nightmare.
"Mother Hicks" is a grim reminder portrayed
through strong performances by a mix of Island Play-
ers veterans and newcomers to the Anna Maria stage.
Barbara Fleming is superb as Mother Hicks, a
battle-worn loner responsible for scaring the bejeezus
out of the small-minded people of Ware, Ill.
Michael Vogt as the deaf mute Tuc shows the dedi-
cation to his craft, learning each of his lines in sign
language.
As narrator, Vogt gives us a look at Tuc's unfamil-
iar world and how people in his world perceive the talk-
ing-hearing.
But Heather Kopp as the orphan known to the folks
of Ware simply as Girl shines in "Mother-Hicks."
Girl is Everyman or Everygirl in this case and
she receives the audience's empathy.
Girl is a partial mirror of what was wrong with the
Depression and Kopp provides the reflection.
Kopp's performance is quite a feat, considering
she's a Bayshore High School sophomore and first-
time Island Players actor.
Fleming gives us the boil, boil, toil and trouble of
woman alleged by Ware folk to be a witch liv-
ing alone on Dug Hill outside town.
"Mother Hicks is a witch, people say," so people
said at the start of the play.
Yet Tuc and Girl are not so afraid, not as afraid as
the paranoid rednecks of Ware.
And so it goes for people who hate because they
fear and fear because they don't understand.
Tuc understands Mother Hicks, the country healer
with natural potions and curealls. As he says in sign
language to Girl, "Mother Hicks is earth, air, fire and
water. And blood and tears."
Mother Hicks knows she has her detractors, choos-
ing to look at them this way, "If lies were food, there'd
be no hunger in the world," she says to Girl.
Girl goes on a search for self, to find out her
mother's name and her name. She follows the family
that raised her to Cairo (pronounced KAY-ROW) at the
southern-most tip of Illinois, only to find father and one


remainingson living in the family car. The father, Jake
Hammon, played by Joseph Shedrick, is desperate,
drinking, and has split the family by sending away his
wife and the other children.
Cairo wasn't the answer to the families woes, it
was the end of the road for them.
Girl heads back to Ware, but sick and weary, she
winds up at Dug Hill being treated to kindness and
healing at the hand of Mother Hicks.
Girl thinks for a time she might be the child of
Mother Hicks, herself a witch, but Hicks wisdom
shines through, allowing Girl to find her own answers.
"I can't go back [to Ware]," Girl says to Mother Hicks,
"until I find a name."
Mother Hicks replies in folksy wisdom with,
"Wish in one hand and spit in the other and see which
one gets filled the fastest."
Heather Gulling as Izzy Sue Ricks gives a good
rendition of a hill jack confused about reality and fan-
tasy, people and hobgoblins.
Shedrick, also a newcomer to the Anna Maria
stage, also plays a fine jerk as country-story owner
Clovis P. Eudy.
The two youngest members of the cast, Zachary
Yowarski as Ricky Ricks and Michael Melat as Howie
Hammon, offer up a pretty good rendition of Tom Saw-
yer and Huck Finn.
John Durkin gives up the uptight funeral director
and Diana Shoemaker is his prudish wife.
While Vogt, Kopp and Fleming comprise the guts


'Mother Hicks'
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of the play, the other players interact with ease and
serve as interpreters for Tuc, speaking the lines from
behind the actor on stage, yet becoming both invisible
a part of him. The also act together as a chorus, chant-
ing'the emotions of the town and the times.
As Woodland relates, "It isn't about the depres-
sion." It's about "times of desperation, and in the wake
of 9/11 events ... it certainly applies to our times."
John Flannery's set design also is a dead-on reflec-
tion of the southern Illinois landscape with a lot of roll-
ing hills of nothing. Nothing but hills and fields of
nothing. It is enhanced by the clever lighting direction
of Chris McVicker that takes the horizon through a
color wheel of emotions.
And Woodland and Flannery have taken great ad-
vantage of the theater, expanding the stage and the
performance to the sides of the theater, where the coup-
try store on one side and Cairo on the other, providing
even more dimension.
"Mother Hicks" is solid from start to finish, giving
the audience plenty to think about and reflect upon -
particularly given current events.
Island Players theater is located at the corner of
Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. The box
office is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through
Friday and can be reached at 778-5755. Ticket price is
$14. Season tickets are still available at $60.
Curtain times are 8 p.m. except for the remaining
2 p.m. matinee Sunday, Oct. 13. The theater is dark
Monday.


Overgrown mangroves partial cause of Sixth Ave. flooding


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Residents of Sixth Avenue in Holmes Beach
learned that Mother Nature was responsible for not
only the flooding on their street but also the inadequate
drainage.
Joe Duennes, superintendent of public works
in Holmes Beach, said that his staff accidentally
discovered a root mass from the mangrove trees
plugged a pipe located under East Bay Drive and
emptying into Grassy Point.
According to Duennes, once city employees


dug out the root mass, Sixth Avenue drained almost
completely within the hour.
Residents were thankful for the relief, noting that
the flooding has disrupted their basic quality of life.
Flooding has kept trash trucks, mail trucks and school
buses at bay according to several homeowners.
Steve Bell, a Sixth Avenue resident, said that when
it floods he has to park in the shopping center and climb
over the fence behind his home.
Despite the discovery of the clogged pipe, residents
asked the commission to continue searching for other
problems that contribute to the water in the swales.


The city is currently requesting an emer-
gency permit to clean the mangroves from the
pipe that has been plugged, and to clean the ba-
sin area in front of the Anna Maria Island Cen-
tre shops.
Several residents also asked the city to con-
sider a pump station for Sixth Avenue. Mayor
Carol Whitmore said that the city's engineering
firm conducted a drainage study for the city in
1996 and also recommended a pump station for
Sixth Avenue, but, grant money would be needed
to fund any improvements.


Anna Maria Island, causeway lighter by 6 tons of trash


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Islanders and unexpected guests cleared 12,030
pounds of trash from shores, roads and highways Sat-
urday in the annual Coastal Cleanup.
"A group came from Leesburg and checked in
through the Kingfish Boat Ramp to help our cleanup,"
said Ingrid McClellan, executive director of the spon-
soring Keep Manatee Beautiful.
"And others came from Hillsborough County -
they said they like our area because it's cleaner than


theirs at home: Their lakes are green, they said, and
they are leery of getting into that stuff."
Altogether 389 volunteers covered 30 miles of Is-
land shoreline and Palma Sola Causeway to glean the
six tons of trash. That included beverage cans and
bottles, fast food containers, straws, food wrappers, and
the ubiquitous cigarette butts. There seemed to be
much less than usual of discarded fishing line, so
deadly to birds and animals.
"A lot of construction material turned up,"
McClellan said.."Wood, drywall, tile, concrete stuff,


people just toss it around for us to pick up free instead
of disposing of it as they should. Take it to the landfill!"
The 2002 figures are nearly identical to 2001's, she
said. Last year more than 350 volunteers picked up
12,000 pounds of trash on the Island.
This week other areas of Manatee County are
cleaning up, with trucks from trhe Florida Deparetment
of Transportation and Manatee County Department of
Public Works picking up collections of trash and haul-
ing it to the disposal site.
Details may be obtained from McClellan at 795-8272.





THE ISLANDER E OCT. 9, 2002 0 PAGE 9


Musical video covers Anna Maria Island tip to tip


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
A musical video tour.of Anna Maria Island has
been shot, edited, and is expected to be ready for dis-
tribution this week.
Jim Sartain, who retired from his video production
business in Chicago 14 years ago, has done the photog-
raphy from Bean Point to Coquina Beach and then
settled down to the hard part editing.
The editing trimmed 16 hours worth of video down
to the manageable 25 minutes he wanted, he said.
There is no narrative or dialogue, but scenes of the Is-
land, Island businesses and music to bring them alive.
Some special effects and titles were added for clarifi-
cation, though most sites are self-identifying.
It's filled with "island" music, Sartain said: Latin,
jazz, blues and some steel drums for the Bridge Street
area of Bradenton Beach. "People who have seen an
early version tell me the music catches the spirit of
Anna Maria Island," he said.
The video is a broadcast-quality scenic tour from
Anna Maria through Holmes Beach to Bradenton
Beach, climaxing with the nature walk on Leffis Key
across from Coquina Beach.
It covers many restaurants, piers, tourist shops and
other retail businesses, resorts, churches, beaches,
boats, sunsets, public buildings, the Anna Maria Island
Historical Society Museum and other Island features.
"I had to keep up with events," Sartain recalled.
"By the time I got done, Key West Willie's was torn
down and I had to shoot Bridge Street again. Marina
Bay restaurant was open when I started, it's gone now
and I had to be satisfied with a bare property there -
it's between occupants, as it were."


His video is aimed at visitors and residents alike, orders at 761-3001.
said Sartain. He is approaching businesses to handle Sartain recently moved from Holmes Beach to
selling it as regular merchandise or as a promotion, Bradenton, but comes to the Island "about every night,"
whatever they prefer. Price for the videotape is $19.95, he said. He has been here 14 years, since selling his
with DVD, on request, running $30 or so. He is taking commercial video production company in Chicago.


More code complaints filed against Villa Rosa project


Anna Maria resident Charlie Daniel believes the
construction trailer at the controversial Villa Rosa sub-
division on South Bay Boulevard is on the wrong piece
.iof.property, and he's filed an official code enforcement
"complaint with the city.
Code Enforcement Officer Gerry Rathvon said
Daniel submitted two complaint letters on Sept. 30,
both concerning Villa Rosa.
The first complaint alleges that there is no applica-


tion by Villa Rosa to the city to use the temporary con-
struction trailer at 401 S. Bay Blvd. as a sales office.
In the second complaint letter, Daniel said the tem-
porary trailer is in the wrong location and is not on any
property approved by the city commission in the
development's preliminary site plan for the project.
Rathvon said it would appear the two complaints
will have to be dealt with by the city's code enforce-
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will see Perico program
The Roser Men's Club will see and hear about
Perico Island from Jean Marie Martell when the club
kicks off its 2002-03 season Tuesday, Oct. 15.
The longtime Island group will have a lunch at
noon in the fellowship hall of the Roser Memorial
Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
The program will include a viewing of a video
highlighting "the wonders of undeveloped Perico and
surrounding bay," which Martell has spent months
photographing and chronicling.
Further information may be obtained from Bob
Meyer at 798-9816.

Candidates to face off at forum
Candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives
and the Florida Legislature will speak at a forum Tues-
day, Oct. 15, at Kirby Stewart Post 24 of the American
Legion, 200 75th St. W., Bradenton.
Doors will open at 7 p.m., said the sponsors, the
Bradenton and Manatee County Branches of the
American Association of University Women and the
Manatee County League of Women Voters.
Candidates are Republican Katherine Harris and
Democrat Jan Schneider, Congressional District 13;
Michael Bennett (R) and C.J. Czaia (D), State Senate
District 21; and Bill Galvano (R) and Arlene Sweeting
(D), State House District 58. Moderator will be Linda
Carson, WWSB-40 weekend anchor.
Further information is available from Bradenton
AAUW President (Island resident) Eleanor
Thomassen, 778-6219.

Todd concert is Sunday
at St. Bernard church
Paul Todd, keyboard artist and singer, will appear
in a concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at St. Bernard
Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
His show will include jazz, popular and Christian
music, said the parish office, and will include a few of
his own compositions. Among other works, he has
written theme songs for national organizations includ-
ing the Make a Wish Foundation.
He won the international Yamaha organ competi-
tion at age 14, notes the sponsor, and entertains using
five organs. Tickets are $10. Details are available at
778-4769.

Anna Maria Garden Club
meets next Wednesday
The Anna Maria Garden Club will meet at 12:30
p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at Roser Memorial Commu-
nity Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
The video "Gardens of the World" will be shown
at the meeting, which is open to the public. Further
information may be obtained by calling Priscilla
Seewald at 778-3665, or Nancy Ambrose at 778-5274.

Some berths still to fill
on Privateers cruise
There's still room in mid-range cabins for more
celebrants and witnesses to a piratical "capture" aboard
the cruise ship Regal Empress, said the Anna Maria
Island Privateers.
The cruise will a one-nighter Saturday, Oct. 19, de-
parting from Port Manatee offering eight buffet meals,
five meals in the dining room, plus room service, duty-
free gift shop, shows, entertainment and the casino. A
feature of the cruise will be the Privateers "capturing"
the ship's captain and his command.
Still open are berths in cabins ranging from $84 to
$104, the other spaces at the lower and higher price
ranges claimed by the 250 persons already signed up.
Reservations may be made and further information
obtained from Fantasy Travel, 795-3900.

'Nooner' next Wednesday
for Longboat chamber
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce will
have a "nooner" get-together from 11:30 a.m. until 1
p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the Chart House, 201 Gulf
of Mexico Drive.
Cost of the monthly networking luncheon is $15
for members, $20 for guests. Information may be ob-
tained and reservations made at 387-9519.


New Islander
Tyler NormanLee Brewer is newly arrived on the
Island, born Sept. 23 to Dina Franklin and Phil
Brewer. Weighing in at 7 pounds, 4 ounces, young
Brewer is with Mom around the clock, during
daytime with her in the Anna Maria Realty office.
Grandparents are Norman and Marie Franklin.

55 Alive driving course
coming to library
Registration is open for the 55 Alive refresher
course for senior drivers at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
The AARP-sponsored course will be Thursday
and Friday, Oct. 17 and 18, from noon to 4 p.m. Reg-
istration may be done and further information ob-
tained at 776-1158.

Islander organizing
UN bioterrorism seminar
Dr. Frances Smith-Williams of Holmes Beach has
her hands full these days, helping organize a seminar
on bioterrorism for the United Nations Association.
The seminar, "Bioterrorism and Population
Growth," will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 17 at Sudakoff
Conference Center on the New College campus, 5700
N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. It is sponsored by the
association's Sarasota-Manatee Chapter. Smith-Will-
iams is on the steering committee.
Speakers will discuss bioterrorism globally, na-
tionally and in the Tampa Bay area. A reception will
follow at 5 p.m., with both seminar and reception open
to the public free of charge.
Dr. Smith-Williams served in Somalia for three years
for the UN high commissioner for refugees, coming here
with her late husband in 1990. She lives in Key Royale.

Tri-chamber business event
Wednesday evening
A tri-chamber business card exchange and market-
ing event is expected to draw 1,000 members from
three barrier island chambers of commerce, the Anna
Maria Island Chamber of Commerce said.
It will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct.
9, at Mote Marine Laboratory, on City Island off the
south ramp of the New Pass Bridge.
Participating will be members of the chambers of
Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key and Siesta Key.
Further information may be obtained at 778-1541.

Longboat education center
registration under way
Registration has begun for the fall and winter term
at the Education Center on Longboat Key, 5370 Gulf
of Mexico Drive.
More than 150 non-credit courses are offered in the
arts, humanities, natural sciences, and recreation, said
the center. Classes include yoga, bridge, painting, fish-
inrig, tai chi, memory, Islam, "woman talk," Yiddish
theater, Spanish and many others.
The nonprofit adult school will open Nov. 4. De-
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All-male hula revue
due at 'Beach Ball'
The Junior League of Manatee County will have its
fall fling, "The Beach Ball," from 7 to 11 p.m. Satur-
day, Oct. 12, at the Sandbar restaurant, 100 Spring
Ave., Anna Maria.
Junior League president Dana Preston said teams
are being formed to compete in a "free-form male hula
contest," with dancers judged mainly on their ability to
raise money for the organization.
Also featured, in addition to dining and dancing to
Shaman, is a drawing for a $10,000 cash prize. The
affair is open to the public at $25 per person. Details
may be obtained from Tracy Acquaro at 727-650 or
761-7827.

Local programs team up
for homeland security
The Manatee County Chapter of the American Red
Cross is teaming up with other local organizations to
prepare volunteers for homeland security, said Rusceen
Norman, volunteer recruiter.
The Red Cross is coordinating the effort because
of its century of experience responding to emergen-
cies, Norman said, so it is joining with Meals on
Wheels Plus and the Retired and Senior Volunteer
Program to recruit and train volunteers to enhance
homeland security.
The initial drive will benefit from a $17,760
grant to RSVP from Programs of National Signifi-
cance. The volunteers will be trained as disaster ac-
tion teams to prepare for acts of terrorism, chemical
and biological emergencies.
RSVP will host a free continental breakfast for
prospective volunteers 55 years and up at 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 16, at Meals on Wheels Plus, 811
23rd St. E., Bradenton.
Interested seniors may reserve for the breakfast and
volunteers may sign up for the homeland program and
receive further information from Norman at 792-8686
of www.manateeredcross.org.
'H.E.V.' health seminars
launched at Center
An "H:E.V." program is under way on Thursday
mornings at the Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
ter, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Joan Driscoll, retired nurse, is leading the semi-
nars designed to lead people to "harmonize, ener-
gize, vitalize." It is from 9 to 10 a.m. Details are
available at 778-1908.


Florida Fishing Class
registration under way
A five-session "Florida fishing class for
women and men and kids" will begin Oct. 22, and
registration has begun at Manatee Technical Insti-
tute.
"There are more and more women in the
classes the past few years," said longtime fisher-
man/instructor Guy DeBlasio. "They tell me their
husbands go golfing and leave the wives at loose
ends."
The classes will be from 7 to 9 p.m. on five
consecutive Tuesdays and Thursdays at the insti-
tute, 5603 34th St. W., Bradenton. Fee is $45. For
registration and further information call 751-
7900, extension 1092.
DeBlasio said he has fished Florida since
1960 as well as fishing the Atlantic "from Boston
to the Keys." He has done network TV shows on
fishing and in the past taught at Manatee Commu-
nity College.


Nautical flea market
set for Cortez Saturday
The third annual nautical flea market is scheduled
for Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Seafood Shack grounds in
Cortez.
It is wide open to the public, both in bringing items
for sale and in buying from others, said the event's
organizers. "You can buy, sell or trade or just keep
your old boat stuff forever," said George Carter.
The event will be from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the
restaurant just off the east end of the Cortez Bridge.
Details are available at 794-8214.


Ralleyball is beginning Tuesday
at Community Center
Team Tennis Ralleyball starts Tuesday, Oct. 15, at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center for young-
sters from kindergarten through fifth-grade.
Designed to develop basic tennis skills and help
children progress to match play, play will be from 5
to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesdays and Fridays for six
weeks at the Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria.
Charge for the program is $60 for members, $70
non-members. Details are available at 778-1908.


Obituaries


Rosemary M. Haverland
Rosemary M. Haverland, 89, of Bradenton, died
Oct. 2.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mrs. Haverland came to
Manatee County from Hauppauge, N.Y., in 1975. She
was a homemaker. She was a member of the Anna
Maria Island Power Squadron and the Palma Sola Bay
Yacht Club. She was Roman Catholic.
A celebration of life service will be held at a later
date. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice
of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL
34238: Shannon Funeral Home, Westview Chapel, is
in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by husband Fred A.; daughter An-
drea Engel of St. Paul, Minn.; sons Gregory Haslach of
Hauppauge and The Rev. Mark, of Des Moines, Iowa;
seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

John Francis Hunt
John Francis Hunt, 78, of Bradenton, died Oct. 2.
Born in Cleveland, Mr. Hunt came to Manatee
County from St. Clair Shores, Mich., in 1987. He was a
manager at Palmer Distributors in St. Clair Shores for
many years. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II.
He was a member of Suncoast Camera Club, Bradenton.
There were no services. Bradenton Funeral Home
was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by daughters Marcia Barlow of
Anna Maria Island, Janice Hunt Kost of Livonia,
Mich., and Denise Dell of Allen Park, Mich.; sister
Eileen Sulewski of St. Clair Shores; brother Frank of
Ferndale, Mich.; and nine grandchildren.


Boston Lunz
Boston Lunz, 99, of Homes Beach, died Oct. 2.
Born in Belpre, Kan., Mr. Lunz came to Manatee
County from Miami Shores in 1966. He was a self-
employed court reporter. He attended St. Bernard
Catholic Church, Holmes Beach.
Services will be at 10 a.m. at the church, 248 S.
Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Burial will be at Man-
sion Memorial Park, Ellenton. Griffith-Cline Funeral
Home, Island Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by nephews Dick Robinson and
Rodney Robinson, both of Belton, Mo.

Ralph Allen Oyseth
Ralph Allen Oyseth, 78, of Bradenton and for-
merly Anna Maria Island, died Sept. 29.
Born in Carson Lake, Minn., Mr. Oyseth came to
Manatee County from Port Huron, Mich., in 1949.
He was a retired trapeze performer for Ringling
Bros. Circus. He was the owner of a lawn service
business. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during
World War II as an aircraft mechanic in the Pacific
area. He was a member of Palma Sola Baptist
Church.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Oct. 27 at
Riverpark Senior Residence, Bradenton. Memorial
contributions may be made to Palma Sola Baptist
Church, 4000 75th St. W., Bradenton FL 34209, or
to Riverpark Senior Residence, 309 10th St. W.,
Bradenton FL 34205.
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Bradenton Beach

meeting disrupter

arrested in Anna Maria
A woman who verbally abused members of the
Bradenton Beach Corridor Management Entity at their
Sept. 24 meeting and who has twice been committed by
that city's police under the Baker Act, was arrested in
Anna Maria Oct. 3 and jailed for a traffic violation.
Virginia Remsburg, 62, of 507 Kumquat Court in
Sarasota, was arrested in Anna Maria Oct. 3 by Mana-
tee County Sheriff's Deputy Sgt. John Kenney on the
misdemeanor charge of driving with a suspended
driver's license and taken to jail. Rembsurg had previ-
ously been issued a warning Oct. 1 by an Anna Maria
MCSO deputy for the same offense.
But Remsburg is no stranger to Island municipali-
ties and police and has a history of verbally abusing
public officials. On two prior occasions, Remsburg has
been taken into custody by Bradenton Beach police
under the Baker Act, Chief Sam Speciale said.
The Baker Act allows law enforcement officers to
place a person in a mental health facility for a 72-hour
period, Speciale explained.
Remsburg interrupted the Sept. 24 CME meeting
by lambasting the city and its officials with threats of
a lawsuit, claiming she was the widow of a former
Dallas Cowboys football player and was a major prop-
erty owner in the city. She compared Bradenton
Beach to "Auschwitz" and told the startled CME mem-
bers that she has "a group of lawyers who are going to
eat you alive. I am suing your city."
In Sarasota two years ago, the Sarasota Police
Department issued bulletins along with' Remsburg's
photograph to city and county workers to "be aware of
Mrs. Remsburg's activities" and behavior patterns,
according to the bulletin.
Anna Maria city officials said Remsburg came to
. city hall the same afternoon as the CME meeting [Sept.
24] and spoke with an MCSO deputy for about 20 min-
utes in an "animated" exchange of words, but did not
create a disturbance.
Special said if she shows up on public property or
at a public meeting in Bradenton Beach and "does
cause a disturbance, we will take appropriate action."
Kinney said MCSO deputies in Anna Maria are
aware of Remsburg and will also take "appropriate
action if necessary," should she return.
Holmes Beach Police Lt. Dale Stephenson said
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By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Holmes Beach police discouraged shutting down
Holmes Boulevard for the Halloween costume contest,
so the Trail of Treats is moving across the street.
The Island-long trail full of treats for youngsters
will begin this year in the shopping center parking lot
on Gulf Drive in front of Brian's Sunny Side Up Cafe
and LaPensee Plumbing, said Mary Ann Brockman,
executive director of the sponsoring Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce.
The chamber asked whether one block of Holmes
Boulevard at the chamber office's comer at Gulf Drive
could be shut down to vehicular traffic during the judg-
ing of the costume competition, when many of the
Island's children will be milling around in heedless
excitement.
But "I don't like to restrict access to public streets
any time I can avoid it," said Police Chief Jay Romine.
"I advised them to check other options before taking
the street closure any further, and they've found a good
one.
"I think having the youngsters gather off the street
and on that manageable parking lot is a better solution
than Holmes Boulevard.
"The police department will be there to deal with
traffic and any other problems, to help them have a


good time."
The Halloween costumes will be judged starting at
3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at the "Chamber of Hor-
rors," Brockman said, with prizes galore already in
hand and more coming in almost daily.
Judges are to be Karen LaPensee of LaPensee
Plumbing, Carol Bernard of Island Real Estate,
Rebecca Barnett of The Islander, and Maggie Fields of
the Sun.
Each youngster will get a traffic-warning reflective
bag for Halloween loot, provided by Captain Kim's
Boat Rides & Charters of Cortez.
Publix and Walgreen's are providing "tons of
candy and other Halloween things," including many
prizes for winners in the costume contest, which will
be awarded by age group.
The Trail of Treats actually will be two trails this
year, Brockman said, to avoid a monster jam-up by
hungry kids at one business or another along the
way.
Both trails will lead all over the Island and start at
4 p.m. at the contest judging spot, where every child
will get a map spotlighting the special treat spots along
the trail. "These treats are provided by reputable, re-
sponsible business people," Brockman said. "So par-
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Adventurous Islanders will have plenty of op-
portunities to get spooked this Halloween. The West
Manatee Fire & Rescue Volunteers, the Anna Maria
Island Privateers and the Anna Maria Elementary
School Parent-Teacher Organization will both be
opening their doors to haunted house visitors.
WMFR volunteers and the Privateers will be
haunting the "creepy old fire station" at 201 Second
St. N., in Bradenton Beach. Tours through the sta-
tion run continuously beginning at 7 p.m. on Oct.
18, 19, 25 and 26.
Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for children.
If you dare to re-enter the house on the same day,
additional trips are $1. For more information, call
haunting volunteer Rhoda Paloski at 741-3900.
AME also plans to have a haunted house at its
annual Fall Festival Oct. 26 based on last year's
success.
Jim Callahan is looking for volunteers versed in
"Spooking 101" to help make this year's AME
haunted house a success. Volunteers interested in
helping out at the school can contact Callahan at
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The Manatee Community Blood Center is en-
couraging donors to donate blood this weekend and
will have a bloodmobile at St. Bernard Catholic
Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive in Holmes Beach Sun-
day, Oct. 13, from 8 a.m. to noon.
The center relies on the generosity and continued
support of special donors to provide an adequate sup-
ply of blood for local patients. In order to maintain
an adequate blood supply in Manatee County, 90
units must be collected daily and all blood types are-
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The Anna Maria Island Art League has announced its
schedule of classes for the autumn season. They will be
at the league's quarters, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes
Beach. Registration is required, the league said, and may
be done at the league offices or by calling 778-2099.
Hours there are 8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Tuesday-Friday.
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Drawing the Tropical Landscape 4-5:30 p.m. Tues-
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Beginning Stained Glass 9-11 a.m. Friday from
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Handcrafted Tile Art 11:25-2:15 p.m. Tuesday from
Oct. 7 to Nov. 12, Margo Belaga instructor. Cost $76.
Old Masters Methodology in Landscape Oil Paint-
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Paul Scibilia instructor. Cost $84.
Classical Black and White Photography 6-8 p.m.
Monday from Nov. 4-18 and Dec. 2-16, Chris
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Free Form Fountains noon-1 p.m. Monday from
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Watercolor 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays all season, Barb
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Butterfly park work day set
The Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park is looking for
volunteers to help with a public work day Wednesday,
Oct. 16.
Nancy Ambrose, founder and head of the park, said
"the public is invited to come and enjoy working in the
butterfly garden" starting at 5 p.m. at the park between the
Island Public Library and Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
"Be sure to bring water and gloves," she urged, and
she will provide plenty of work to be done. Further infor-
mation may be obtained from her at 778-5274.
Another work day will be Thursday, Oct. 24.
Art, bale sale Saturday
An art and bake sale is planned by the Artists Guild
of Anna Maria Island from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday,
Oct. 12, in front of the guild's gallery in the Island
Shopping Center, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Art by members of the guild will be available for
viewing and purchase along with baked goods. Details
may be obtained at 778-6694.

Squadron's course Saturday
A "Boat Smart" course covering various aspects of
boating will be conducted by the Anna Maria Island
Power Squadron from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct.
12, at 1200 71s St. N.W., Bradenton.
Included in the course will be safety, laws,
weather, boat handling, signals and boat types.
Cost for the book, materials and food is $35. Fur-
ther information may be obtained by calling 545-7646.

DePorre correction
Anna Maria resident Gail DePorre said a statement
attributed to her in last week's The Islander story on the
city's visioning process was incorrect.
She clarified that she and her husband have a "$4
million investment in the Island and we want to make sure
our property values are not diminished," DePoore said.
Island Florist toll free number
The toll free number for Island Florist in the Is-
land Shopping Center in Holmes Beach was incorrect
in last week's story. The correct number for toll-free
calls to the shop is 800-771-7163, while the local tele-
phone is 778-4751.
Due to a company error with Island Florist's new
telephone carrier, the flower shop is not listed in this
year's Verizon telephone directories.
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Beach walkers
First-graders Tori and Nicky Boltwood led mom Nancy Boltwood and first-grader
Brennan Gallagher with his dad David to Anna Maria Elementary School. The
group met last Wednesday at Manatee Public Beach and walked to school to
celebrate "National Walk Your Kid to School Day." Islander Photos: Diana Bogan


Anna Maria Elementary
School Menu
Monday, Oct. 14
Breakfast: Large Orange Muffin, Fruit, Cereal, Juice
Lunch: New York Sub Sandwich, Frontier Fries,
Oregon Trail Orange Slices, Grand Canyon Cookie
Tuesday, Oct. 15
Breakfast: French Toast Sticks with Syrup, Fruit,
Cereal, Juice
Lunch: Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Corn, Garlic
Bread, Jello, Fruit
Wednesday, Oct. 16
Breakfast: Dannon Danimals Yogurt, Fruit, Cereal,
Juice
Lunch: Monumental Mac & Cheese, Heartland
Bread Stick, Star-Studded Steamed Broccoli, Forefa-
thers Fruit Cup, Mom's Apple Crisp, Shining Sea
Juice, Majestic Mountain Milk
Thursday, Oct. 17
Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs and Toast, Fruit, Cereal,
Juice
Lunch: Freedom Fried Chicken, Yankee Doodle
Macaroni Salad, Uncle Sam's Steamed Green Beans,
Constitution Corn Bread, Justice-for-all-Juice,
Melting Pot Milk, October Birthday Cupcakes
Friday, Oct. 18
No School for Students
Milk and juice are served with every meal.


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IMS PAC function, name
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The Island Middle School Parent Advisory
Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 10.
PAC President Julie Krokroskia and IMS char-
ter board representative Scott Bassett will discuss
the function of the PAC with parents as well as a
future name change for the organization.
Krokroskia and Bassett reviewed the school's
charter and believe the school isn't required to have
an "advisory" committee. The PAC, according to
Bassett, functions more as a traditional parent-
teacher organization than it does as an advisory
committee to the charter board.
To avoid future misunderstandings, parents will
be asked to approve changing the group's name.
Krokroskia and Bassett also developed a five-
point mission statement defining the functions of
the group. The functions are:
Assist in providing communication between
the parents and staff.
Provide fundraising.
Coordinate volunteers.
Coordinate and sponsor extracurricular activities.
Communicate with the community.
The name change and mission statement will be
brought to the table for a vote Oct. 10.


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Lighter Side: Salad Sensations or Ham and Cheese
Sandwich
Tuesday, Oct. 15
Traditional Meal: Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Corn,
Garlic Bread, Jello
Basket Meal: Cheeseburger, Fries, Fruit Juice Bar
Lighter Side: Salad Sensations or Tuna Salad Sand-
wich
Wednesday, Oct. 16
Traditional Meal: Monumental Mac & Cheese,
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Island Biz


Chamber's vision is on steady pace
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Executive
Director Mary Ann Brockman and Jon Pace of Pace
Media operate the new ChamberVision virtual movie
tour computer system of Island businesses and
accommodations now available at the chamber
offices in Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

On pace to revolutionize
tourism industry
Holmes Beach resident Jon Pace of Pace Media
has introduced ChamberVision to the Anna Maria
Island Chamber of Commerce and Island businesses,
and he predicts his innovation will revolutionize how
businesses market themselves to reach a global net-
work of potential clients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Just installed at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce office at 5337 Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach,
ChamberVision allows a visitor a virtual tour of an accom-
modation, restaurant, real estate offering or other business.
"You actually see what the accommodation or busi-
ness really looks like, its operation and setting," said Pace.
"How many times have you chosen a vacation spot
based upon a brochure, then when you get there, the place
is nothing like what you saw or read about?" Pace asked.
"This eliminates the guesswork about an accom-
modation," he said.
The idea is simple but unique.
Pace and his professional crew produce a two- to
three-minute CD video of an Island accommodation,
restaurant, real estate office or business at a fraction of
the normal cost for a 30-second television commercial.
Business owners can then use the CD, called a
movie tour brochure by Pace, for direct mailing, their
own Web site, or buy a spot on the ChamberVision tour
at the chamber's office.
"Instead of someone coming in and asking a lot of
questions about accommodations, we just direct them to


the computer screen where they touch an icon and get the
virtual tour of any property in the system," said AMI
Chamber Executive Director Mary Ann Brockman.
"In season, we may get 2,500 inquiries a month.
This makes it so much simpler to provide factual, good
.quality information," she said.
At present, eight accommodations, two restaurants
and several real estate agencies and other businesses
have joined the ChamberVision program.
Best of all, the chamber's Web site at
www.amichamber.org has a link to ChamberVision for
interested parties around the world to access and view
the tours. By Jan. 1, Pace expects Internet users can
also access his planned chambervisionusa.com Web
site to view accommodations.
"This targets your market worldwide, 24 hours a
day, 7 days a week," said Pace. "It's much more cost
effective. People can pick it up globally, unlike a TV
commercial which is gone in 30 seconds. This is a per-
sonal movie tour of the property or business that stays
on the Web site."
If Pace sounds enthusiastic, it's because he be-
lieves his product is the first in the country and he's
marketing it with that "vision" in mind.
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce and the
Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce are the first two
chambers to join the program, and Pace believes more
and more resorts will follow that lead.
For more information on ChamberVision and the
movie tour brochure, contact Pace Media at 778-7223.

A-OK babies
A and A Baby and Toddler Rentals is now open
in the Anna Maria Island Centre Shops in Holmes
Beach, and owner Kelleigh Wendell and manager
Kellee Kresten plan a grand opening Oct. 17 in con-
junction with AMI Video Rentals next door.
The A and A store features all the newest items to
rent for babies and toddlers, including car seats, cribs,
beds, toys, strollers, bikes, beach accessories, such as
floats and water jackets, along with chairs and umbrel-
las. Rentals can be on a daily or weekly basis.
"We should come in pretty handy when grandchil-
dren visit relatives on the Island," said Kresten, "espe-
cially since we have a delivery service. We like to say
we cater to families to make vacation fun."
Delivery is available to Anna Maria Island and
Longboat Key seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
and customers can actually access the store's Web site
at www.aababyrentals.com and select items for deliv-
ery without having to go to the store.
The store is patterned after Wendell's A and A
store in Sarasota, which has been in operation for eight


Babies and things are A-OK
Kellee Kresten and Keleigh Wendell of A and A
Baby and Toddler Rentals in the Anna Maria Island
Centre Shops opened for business Oct. 7 and plan a
grand opening Oct. 17. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
years and serves the Siesta Key area.
A and A got its unusual name from Wendell's two
daughters, Amber and Autumn, Wendell said.
For more information on the store, call 778-3441.

Island video opening
Islanders from Bradenton Beach to Anna Maria
will soon have a centrally located video store to rent the
latest movies in both video and DVD formats.
Anna Maria Island Video Rentals will hold its
grand opening Thursday, Oct. 17, at 5 p.m. in the Anna
Maria Island Centre Shops in Holmes Beach and owner
Jerry Simons promises the latest and best movies.
"We're going to open with more than 2,000 mov-
ies in stock," said Simons, who along with wife Patricia
and Lisa Gray, will be running the store.
"Plus, we've got video, television and DVD equip-
ment rentals along with PlayStation 2 and games. We're
going to have all the movies you'd find at Blockbuster or
Hollywood, only we're centrally located on the Island.
You won't have to drive back to the mainland."
Customers also don't have to join a club to take
advantage of low prices and specials from AMI Video
Rentals, he said.
"The computer will remember your name and ac-
count," he said. "Once you rent 10 movies, you'll get one
free."
Store hours will be from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily
and from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. For more information
call 779-0880.


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Mary Mazza to return to IMS as consultant


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Last year's language arts teacher will be returning
to the Island Middle School as a consultant for the re-
mainder of the new school year.
Mary.Mazza has agreed to work on a contract ba-
sis to train teachers and to establish a "gifted and tal-
ented curriculum" for students.
Teachers will be taught to use the school's "Com-
pass" software, whichis one way teachers can moni-
tor student achievement.'
Mazza said she has spent the past year learning to
use Compass, which can be a time-consuming and in-
volved process for teachers. She will be available to
help the current teachers utilize the program more ef-
fectively and efficiently.
Mazza will also be working with "gifted and tal-
ented" students on a more challenging curriculum.
Mazza- said she has "been' attending workshops and
worling with IMSlDirector Jeanne Shell, but hasn't yet
worked out the details df the program she will offer.
'Mazza also ircdofimended that the board purchase
the educational computer program "Riverdeep," which
is used throughout the Manatee County school district.
Similar to Compass, the program helps teachers
evaluate student achievement levels. However, Mazza
said that Riverdeep will not only enhance the use of
Compass but it has much more to offer both students
and teachers.
MaIza .said she visited area schools to learn how
they incorporate the use of both computer programs
and has found that Riverdeep challenges students who
are high achievers. "
The program is interactive and is accessed via the
Internet. Mazza said this allows students with a sub-
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Charter board members unanimously agreed to
purchase individual subscriptions for each student en-
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sizes. However, increasing enrollment to 90 students
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Wednesday, Oct. 9
10 a.m. to noon-- Landscape oil painting class begins
at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd.,
Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.
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.
5:30p.m. Opening night of "Footloose" dinner theater
presentation at the Manatee School for the Arts, 700 Haben
Blvd., Palmetto. Information: 721-6800. Fee applies.
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Longboat Key Chamber of Com-
merce Business After Hours at Mote Marine Aquarium, 1600
Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota. Information: 387-9519.
. Fee applies.
7 to 8:30 p.m. Adult basketball at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Thursday, Oct. 10
5:30 p.m. "Footloose" dinner theater presentation at
the Manatee School for the Arts, 700 Haben Blvd., Palmetto.
Information: 721-6800. Fee applies.
5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Multicultural Festival at Manatee
Technical Institute, 5603 34th St. W., Bradenton. Informa-
tion: 751-7947.
7 to 8:30 p.m. Adult volleyball at the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Information: 778-3390. Fee applies.

Friday, Oct. 11
9 to 11 a.m. Beginning Stained Glass with Sandy
French at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes
Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.
5:30 p.m. "Footloose" dinner theater presentation at
the Manatee School for the Arts, 700 Haben Blvd., Palmetto.
Information: 721-6800. Fee applies.


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8 a.m. Privateers Mullet Smoke at Publix, 3900 East
Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 761-3565.
8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cortez Nautical Flea Market at the
Seafood Shack, Cortez Village. Information: 794-8214.
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Boat Smart safety course with the
Anna Maria Island Power Squadron, 1200 71st St. NW,
Bradenton. Information: 545-7646. Fee applies.
9 a.m. to 3p.m. Art and bake sale at the Artists Guild
Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
778-6694.
2 to 4 p.m. "Women Contemporary Artists" reception
and award ceremony at Graciela Giles Studio, 1014 12th St.
W., Bradenton. Information: 544-5344.
5:30 p.m. "Footloose" dinner theater presentation at
the Manatee School for the Arts, 700 Haben Blvd., Palmetto.
Information: 721-6800. Fee applies.
7 to 11 p.m. 'The Beach Ball" Junior League of Mana-
tee County Fall Fling at the Sandbar Restaurant, Anna
Maria. Information: 761-7827. Fee applies.

Sunday, Oct. 13
8 a.m. to noon Bloodmobile at St. Bernard Catholic
Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
2 p.m. Butterfly Association meeting at member's
butterfly gardens in Palmetto. Information and directions:
758-5740 or 792-4652.
4 p.m. Christian singer Paul Todd in concert at St.
Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 778-4769. Fee applies.

Tuesday, Oct. 15
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 ap-
plies.
Noon-- Anna Maria Island Rotary Club meeting at the
Beach House Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton
Beach. Information: 778-4060.
Noon- Roser Men's Club meeting with guest Jean
Marie Martell at the Roser Memorial Community Church
Fellowship Hall, 512 pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information:
798-9816.
2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Basic Drawing class with Ginger
White at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes
Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.
4 to 5:30 p.m. Drawing class with Ginger White at the
Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes
Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.
5 to 6p.m. Team Tennis Ralleyball at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
7 p.m. Candidate forum with Katherine Harris, Jan
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Wednesday, Oct. 16
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Longboat Key Chamber of Com-
merce "Nooner" at the Chart House, 201 Gulf of Mexico
Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 387-9519. Fee applies.
5p.m. Anna Maria Island Butterfly Garden work day
at Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 778-5274.
6 to 7:30 p.m. Parent support group with Shirley
Romberger at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee
applies.
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. Information: 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 Museum, 201
10th St. W., Bradenton, through January. Information: 746-
4131.
"Mother Hicks" at Island Players through Oct. 13. Tick-
ets and information: 778-5755 weekdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
and one hour before performances.

Upcoming:
* Global health seminar at USF New College Oct. 17.
* Country Night to Benefit County Kids at Bradenton City
Center Oct. 18.
* Island Bayfest on Pine Avenue, Anna Maria Oct. 19.
* Island Players porch sale at the Island Players Theater Oct.
19.
* Privateers fantasy cruise from Port Manatee Oct. 19.
* "New York, a State of Mind" Dinner Auction/ Gala at St.
Joseph Catholic School Oct. 19.
* Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Golf fundraiser
at Woodlands Golf Course Oct. 19.
* "Have I Lived Before?" workshop at the Island Branch Li-
brary Oct. 19.
* Anna Maria Island Democratic Club forum at the Beach
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Island police reports
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Oct. 1, 204 Palmetto Ave., Tip of the Island Pub,
battery. A man was reportedly struck in the face by
another man after the two had a verbal argument. Ac-
cording to the report, the victim was in his car trying
to leave the bar when the other man reached in through
the window and began hitting him.
Oct. 3, Gulf Drive and Palmetto Avenue, sus-
pended license. A woman was arrested for driving with
a suspended license.

Bradenton Beach
Sept. 24, 2500 block of Avenue B, burglary. A man
reported his vehicle was broken into. According to the
report, the small passenger window was broken, al-
though no items were missing.
Sept. 24, 101 Gulf Drive N., One Stop Shell Shop,
Baker Act. Officers took a man sitting in front of the
shell shop into protective custody because, according
to the report, the man said he heard voices and claimed
his medication was not working.
Sept. 24, 600 block of Gulf Drive South, theft. A
woman reported her cell phone stolen.
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reported his cell phone missing from his vehicle.
Sept. 24, 1101 Gulf Drive N., Queens Gate Hotel,
burglary. According to the report, a man was seen at-
tempting to break into a vending machine.
Sept. 24, 2300 block of Avenue C, domestic distur-
bance. Officers responded to a call from a couple having
a domestic argument. According to the report, the man had
found his girlfriend at a bar with another man.
Sept. 26, 1800 block of Gulf Drive South, aban-
doned vehicle. An abandoned vehicle was towed, ac-
cording to the report.
Sept. 27, 2513 Gulf Drive N., Circle K, aggravated
assault. According to the report, a man pointed a handgun
at two men getting into the car parked next to his. The
victims told police they were able to distract the suspect
and get the gun away from him before calling police.
According to the report, when officers questioned the sus-
pect, he said he didn't remember anything that happened.
Sept. 28, 1000 block of Gulf Drive South, informa-
tion. A woman requested officers patrol near her home
after she received a threatening phone call from a male
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Island Real Estate rides scoring to top


By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Correspondent
Island Real Estate has raced out to a perfect 5-0
record and first place in Division II behind the one-two
scoring punch of Max Marnie and Stephen Thomas.
Marnie, who notched an incredible six goals in one
game, has a league-high 16 goals, while teammate
Thomas currently has 12, good for second in the
league.
Island Real Estate has outscored its opponents by
30-13 behind the play of Marnie, Thomas, Patrick
Watts, who has two goals, and defenders Nicole
Botero, Samanth Frische, Joseph Karasiewicz, Karson
Lonzo and Dana Slowey.
Island Real Estate looks to improve on its unde-
feated record when it takes on third-place Mr. Bones
Saturday at 11 a.m.
Division III has what looks like a nice battle for
first place shaping up. Danziger Allergy & Sinus, be-
hind the one-two scoring punch of Joey Hutchinson
and Jordan Sebastiano, currently holds a four-point
lead on both Air & Energy and Jessie's Island Store.
Hutchinson's seven goals place him second in Di-
vision III behind Gateway Solutions's Blake Wilson,
who has scored 12 goals. Martine Miller's six goals
leads Jessie's, which also has received five goals from
Austin Martin.
LaPensee Plumbing has jumped out to a six-point
lead in Division I behind the prolific scoring of
Lorenzo Rivera, who has scored 12 goals. Island Pest
Control has managed a 27-2 record to stay within strik-
ing distance thanks in part to the goal scoring duo of


Soccer schedule
Instructional Division (ages 5-7)
Date Time Team vs. Team
Oct. 9 6 p.m. Island Animal vs. W.C. Surf Shop
7 p.m. Galati Marine vs. Sun
Oct. 10 6 p.m. Morgan Stanley vs. Observer
7 p.m. Island Animal vs. Galati Marine
Oct. 15 6 p.m. Observer vs. Sun
7 p.m. W.C. Surf Shop vs. Morgan Stanley
Division III (ages 8-9)
Oct. 9 6 p.m. Bistros vs. Air & Energy
Oct. 10 6 p.m. Gateway vs. Danziger
Oct. 11 6 p.m. Jessies's vs. Air & Energy
Oct. 15 .6 p.m. Bistro vs. Gateway
Division II (ages 10-11)
Oct. 11 7:15p.m. Harry's vs. Air America
Oct. 12 10a.m. Harry's vs. Air America*
11 a.m. Mr. Bones vs. Island Real Estate*
Oct. 14 6 p.m. Island Real Estate vs. Air America
7:15 p.m. Harry's vs. Mr. Bones
Division I (ages 12-14)
Oct. 10 7:15 p.m. Island Pest vs. W.C. Refrigeration
Oct. 15 7:15 p.m. LaPensee vs. W.C. Refrigeration
* Make-up games


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as of Oct. 9


Division III (ages 8-9) Wins
Danziger 3
Air & Energy 2
Jessie's 2
Bistros 1
Gateway 1
Division II (ages 10-11)
Island Real Estate 5
Harry's 2
Mr. Bones 1
Air America 0
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Island Pest 2
W.C. Refrigeration 1


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Jay Dee Jackson carries the ball forward for one of
his three goals during Harry's 3-2 victory over Mr.
Bones in Division II soccer action.

Phelps Tracy, who has notched five, and Sarah
Claussen, who has found the back of the net four times.
We're at the midway point of the season so there's
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top. Get on out to the Center and catch some of the action!

Division II: Harry's 3, Mr. Bones 2
Jay Dee Jackson scored a hat trick to lead Harry's
Continental Kitchens to a one-goal victory over Mr.
Bones on Tuesday, October 1. Mr. Bones was led by
two goals from Kyle Sewall in the loss.

Island Real Estate 8, Air America 4
Stephen Thomas exploded with four goals and
teammate Max Marnie scored three to lead Island Real
Estate past Air America in the second game of the
night. Patrick Watts added one goal for Island Real
Estate, which improved to 5-0 with the win.
Celia Ware led Air America with three goals while
Michael Frieler added one goal in the loss.

Island Real Estate 6, Mr. Bones 3
Island Real Estate rode the one-two scoring punch
of Max Marnie and Stephen Thomas to a 6-3 victory
over Mr. Bones on Monday, Sept. 30. Marnie scored
four goals to increase his league-leading total, while
Thomas stayed close with a pair of goals.
Will Osborne, Kyle Sewall, and Amanda White
each scored one goal for Mr. Bones in the loss.

Division III: Jessie's Island Store 6,
Gateway Solutions 4
Martine Miller exploded with four goals for
Jessie's, which also received single goals from Austin
Martin and Daniel Miller, to record a 6-4 victory over
Gateway on Saturday, Oct. 12.
Blake Wilson added to his league-leading total, but
it wasn't enough as Gateway fell to 1-3-1 on the sea-
son.

Gateway 3, Jessie's 2
Gateway Solutions received single goals from
Blake Wilson, Darren Phillips and Alex Burgess to
earn its first victory Thursday, Oct. 3, over Jessie's
Island Store.
Jessie's received a goal each from Kyle Parsons
and Austin Martin, but it wasn't enough as they
dropped to 2-3 on the season.

Bistros 3, Danziger 2
Two goals from Nick Tankersley and one goal
from Justin Garcia sparked the Bistros to a 3-2 win over
previously undefeated Danziger Allergy & Sinus on
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Danziger 7, Air & Energy 0
Danziger received goals from five different play-
ers to take the "energy" out of Air & Energy 7-0 Mon-
day, Sept. 30. Joey Hutchinson led the way with three
goals, while teammates Jenna Duvall, Zachary Evans,
Zachary Facheris and Jordan Sebastiano each added
one goal to the win.

Division I: LaPensee 4, W.C. Refrigeration 1
Lorenzo Rivera added to his league-leading total
with three goals during an Oct. 3 4-1 victory over West
Coast Refrigeration. Chris Martin added a single goal
to complete the scoring for LaPensee, which improved
to 4-0 on the season.
Spencer Carper scored the lone goal for West
Coast, which fell to 1-4 on the year.

LaPensee 5, Island Pest 3
Three goals from Lorenzo Rivera and a single from
both Ian Beck and Chris Martin lifted LaPensee past
Island Pest Control on Tuesday, Oct. 1.
Island Pest received two goals from Sarah
Claussen and one goal from Cameron Moroz in falling
to 1-4.

JV Dolphins coral Broncos in 12-6 victory
The JV Dolphins surrendered their first touchdown
to an opposing offense to fall behind by an early 6-0
score, before roaring back with two unanswered touch-
downs to record a 12-6 victory and improve to 4-1 on
the Police Athletic League football season.
The fact that the Dolphins' "D" surrendered a
touchdown didn't deter them from their game plan,
which was to hit Bronco running back Nathanial Baker
early and often, which paid huge dividends during the
waning moments of the Oct. 5 game.
On the Broncos' last possession, Baker was pretty
much going to win or lose the game for the Broncos.
On first down, Pat Cole and Eric Whitley planted their
helmets on. Baker to hold him to no gain.
Baker gained seven and six yards on his next two
carries, but both runs ended with crunching hits delivered
by Tim Bouziane, Whitley and Curtis Rey'nolds. The
Broncos then tried to get Baker outside and into space with
a couple of swing passes, but on both attempts Chad
Richardson was in position to make the play. He almost
intercepted the first attempt and tackled Baker for a five-
yard loss on the second pass play to end the game.
The Broncos took a 6-0 lead on its opening posses-
sion of the second half when Jemier Whatley broke
through the middle of the Dolphin defense for a 28-
yard touchdown run.
The Dolphins answered right back on its next pos-
session when on fourth and eight, Dolphin quarterback
Nick Sato connected with Chad Richardson on a five-
yard slant pattern which he took all the way in for a
touchdown from 49 yards out.
The play was there because the Broncos defense
was committed to stopping Whitley on the ground.
Defense played a huge role in the go-ahead touch-
down for the Dolphins when C.J. Wickersham broke
into the Bronco backfield to disrupt the play caus-
ing a fumble which Wickersham pounced on to give
the ball to the Dolphins on the Bronco 38-yard line.
The Dolphins then pounded the Bronco defense
with sweeps to Whitley that netted gains of one, eight,
three, and 11 yards before he ran it in from the eight for
the winning score.
Whitley finished the day with 65 yards and the
touchdown on 12 carries while also making seven tack-
les on defense. Other defensive standouts were Cole,
who made six stops including a sack, and Connor
Bystrom and Jordan Pritchard, who were in on five
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THE ISLANDER 0 OCT. 9, 2002 M PAGE 23


Grouper, snapper offshore after storms pass


By Capt. Mike Heistand
With the passing of the storms and the calming of
the Gulf of Mexico, offshore action has resumed red
grouper and snapper are still thick out there and hun-
gry for all the offshore anglers.
Backwater fishing for redfish and snook continues
to be great, with upwards of 20 reds caught on any
given day. Flounder are starting to get hungry, too, and
trout and snook returns are starting to improve.
And don't forget that our favorite crustacean, the
stone crab, comes in season Oct. 15.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business out of
Catcher's Marina in Holmes Beach said he's getting
limit catches of redfish on almost every trip, snook up
to 30 inches in length, and plenty of mangrove snapper.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach out of Catcher's said he's been target-
ing redfish and snook during the past week with excel-
lent results.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide said he was
able to finally get offshore and caught grouper to 25
pounds, snapper to 5 pounds, plus he's finding bonita
all over about 30 miles offshore. Other highlights in-
clude lane snapper.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said off-
shore boats finally got offshore after a spell of rough
water during the storms, and found that the fish were
hungry. Lots of red grouper in the 30-mile range were
being caught, plus mangrove and lane snapper are thick
right now. In the backwaters, look for redfish as the
mainstay, although snook action is good on the higher
tides. Mangrove snapper are still virtually everywhere,
with best results coming from the artificial reefs or any
underwater structures. And don't forget, Lowman's
open at Catcher's Marina with live bait.


Sports
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 22
tackles. Other standouts included Dillon Cutler-Frank,
Sean Price, Curtis Reynolds and Bouziane, each of
whom was in on four tackles.
Next up for the JV Dolphins is a 4:30 p.m. game
Oct. 12 against the Bears at 202 13th Ave. E.

Dolphin Mitey Mites drop 13-0 decision to Broncos
The Mitey Mites dropped a 13-0 game to the
younger league (ages 9-11) Broncos, but did manage
to put together a 42-yard drive including three first
downs. Running back Eddie Shaw led the way with 30
yards rushing on the drive, while quarterback
Broderick West added 12 yards. Fullback Heath En-
glish was recognized for his outstanding blocking.
The Mitey Mites next game is against the Bears
Oct. 12 at 12:30 p.m. at PAL.


Horseshoe winners
Winners in the Oct. 5 horseshoe games were
George Landraitis of Bradenton and George McKay of



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Red whopper
Charles "Chalky" Vaughn of Bradenton caught this
35-inch redfish near Price's Key in the mouth of
Palma Sola Bay with Capt. Mike Heistand.

Capt. Eric Bergin said red grouper are his best bet
of the week, with most fish in the 20- to 30-mile range
offshore. Snapper action continues to be great, he
added.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said snook fish-
ing has been good, but redfish action is hot right now.


Anna Maria City. Runners-up were Carol and Pete
Watson, both of England.
Winners in the Oct. 2 games were Jack Cooper of
Holmes Beach and Tom Rhodes of Cortez. Runners-up
were Jesse Brisson of Holmes Beach and Herb Ditzel
of Anna Maria City.
The weekly contests get under way every Wednes-
day and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria City Hall
Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no membership fees
and everyone is welcome.

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He said one day last week there were six or seven an-
glers that had red hookups at the same time, with one
fish that was caught and released that tipped the scales
at better than 30 pounds.
Anglers at the Anna Maria City Pier report mack-
erel are the best bet right now, but snapper are hang-
ing out under the pier just teasing the fishers and not
taking a hook. There are some sharks being caught, as
well as flounder, black drum and snook action is im-
proving as the days of autumn continue.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's said he's still catching mackerel and lots of
reds, with a few linesiders up to 30 inches in length. He
added that flounder are starting to get big and hungry.
Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
anglers out of the shop are finding lots of redfish off
any of the piers on the Gulf of Mexico. Boaters report
excellent catches of spotted sea trout, and one wade
fisher said he's catching at least one keeper snook per
trip.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
snapper and mackerel are thick off the Sunshine Sky-
way Bridge fishing piers, plus a few legal-size grouper.
Snook are in the cut but don't seem to be hungry, while
mullet are starting to school in the bays.
Capt. Thorn Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he was on the Southern Redfish Tour out of
Homosassa last week and caught 11 spotties on
artificial and planned to go back this week to compete
in the live-bait division.
On my boat Magic we were able to get offshore
one day last week and caught over our limit of red
grouper up to 12 pounds. Inshore, we caught 26 reds on
one trip, plus lots of trout, mackerel and flounder.
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 infonnation. Pictures may be retrieved once they
appear in the paper.


Aonnoa M io slon TiUtes

Moon Date AM HIGH AM LOW PM HIGH PM LOW
Oct9 1:26 2.6 8:35 0.0 4:02 1.8 7:39 1.4
Oct 10 2:02 2.7 9:37 0.0 5:34 1.6 7:48 1.5
Oct 11 2:41 2.7 10:46 0.1 - -
FQ Oct 12 3:30 2.6 12:02 0.2
Oct 13 4:35 2.4 1:31 0.3
Oct 14 6:05 2.2 11:05 1.7 2:43 0.3
Oct 15 7:54 2.2 1:25 1.6 11:14 1.8 3:38 0.4
Oct 16 9:20 2.2 2:56 1.4 11:22 1.8 4:16 0.4
Cortez High Tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later














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RHODES 22-FOOTSAILBOAT in top trim for fall/
winter sailing. IMF, Genoa, new marine head.
$9,500. John, 920-1502. See on line at:
premierflorida.com/boat.html.
MAPLE BROYHILL HUTCH, $75; Sharp micro-
wave, temperature probe, $50; Pewter collection,
coffee/tea service, bowls, platters, etc., $200. 778-
5394 leave message.
KING-SIZE DREXEL bedroom set. $500; kitchen
table with four chairs, $130; mauve Lazyboy chair,
$65; white leather chair, $75. 778-6805.

BIG BEAUTIFUL HOUSEBOAT $28,500 or make
offer. 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.
GIGANTIC RUMMAGE SALE Friday, Oct. 11, 9am-
1pm. St. Bernard Activity Center, 43rd Street,
Holmes Beach.
HUGE MOVING SALE Friday, Oct. 11, 9am-6pm
and Saturday, Oct. 12, 9am-noon. Furniture, lamps,
outdoor furniture, household items. 211 Willow
Ave., Anna Maria.

GARAGE SALE Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 12-13,
9am-1pm. Tools, beach stuff, household items,
small appliances, miscellaneous. 7400 Holmes
Blvd. N., Holmes Beach.

CORTEZ ANNUAL NAUTICAL Flea Market, Satur-
day, Oct. 12, 8am-3pm, at the Seafood Shack. Buy,
sell, trade orjust keep that old boat stuff forever.
Call 794-8214.

Buy it, sell it, find it fast in The Islander Classifieds.
The best results from classified ads and service
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ISLAND PLAYERS PORCH SALE, Saturday, Oct.
19, 9am-2pm. We're cleaning out our closets!
Come and find a treasure! Costumes, props, bake
sale and lots more! Island Players Theater, corner
of Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue, Anna Maria.

ESTATE SALE: Friday, Oct. 11, 10Oam-3pm. Before
9am, pick-up numbers from Bill at Ringling Cause-
way in park by the Bird Key traffic light, note 10am
opening. Sterling and plated sets, tea set, hollow
ware and more. Yamaha clavinova, two sofas, sofa
bed, teak buffet, two TVs, nice chairs, tables,
lamps, linens, dinette, chests, twin beds, art sup-
plies, books and much more. 319 Bob White Way,
Bird Key. Sale by Julie McClure.
YARD SALE: Saturday, Oct. 12, 8am-? Rattan,
dressers, linens, kitchenware, TV, microwave,
knick-knacks and more! 112 Palmetto Ave., Anna
Maria.

SALE: Saturday, Oct. 12, 10am-3pm. Washer, dry-
ers, miscellaneous furniture and much more. No
early birds. 111 Seventh St. S., Bradenton Beach.
GARAGE SALE: Saturday, Oct. 12, 9am-3pm.
Clean queen set mattress, box spring, dinette set,
etc. 505 72nd. St., Holmes Beach.
GARAGE SALE: Saturday, Oct. 12, 9am. Full bed
sets, furniture, appliances, miscellaneous, kitchen
items, books, dressers and much more. 2715 Av-
enue C, Holmes Beach. 778.6547

ESTATE SALE: Thursday, Oct. 10, 9am-2pm. Fully
furnished. Steuben, Lladro, Waterford, silver plate,
Oriental screens and rugs, marble-top tables,
Florida bed and dining sets (twin and full), desk,
sewing machine, curio, leather recliner, cup/saucer
collection, two VCRs, two TVs, set of china, love
seat, sectional sofa, vacuum, golf clubs, yard tools,
mower, refrigerator, wall unit, linens, kitchen and
more. 593 Roundtree Bay, Longboat Key Estates.
Sale by Julie McClure.
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LOST: CAR KEY, black leather for Toyota. Lost
Wednesday, Sept. 25, around 5pm, at Anna Maria
Post Office. 778-6809. Reward!


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.


2001 DODGE DURANGO SLT plus platinum exte-
rior, leather interior. Third-row seating. Excellent
condition. 35,000 miles. Asking $22,000.794-2439,
leave message.
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. Min-
utes to Intracoastal, Gulf, restaurants, bait. Capt.
John's Marina. 792-2620. Bottom painting.
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.
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F I S H l N G E L H A ES R V C S C n t n e


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

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


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
Sarah, 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
communication skills. Apply in person, Silver
Beach Resort, 4131 Gulf of Mexico Drive,
Longboat Key.

PART-TIME OFFICE/housekeeper for small resort.
Call 778-7153.

OFFICE RESERVATIONIST Reliable person for
Longboat Key Resort. Five years experience. 9am
to 5pm, Friday through Monday, $12/hour. Ph6ne
383-5549 and ask for appointment-,

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. 779-1208 or 778-6247.

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world? Are
you interested in learning the history of Anna Maria
Island? 'Get involved with the Anna Maria Island
-Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
WE NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.


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

The best news on Anna Maria Island
Since 1992 The Islander.


SA p AR -T R *- N *T IS
TOWN & COUNTRY PERICO

941-795-4899
HOURS: Mon-ri 9-5, Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5
Dkecgonus From U.S. 41, travel west on Manatee
Avenue (SR 64) and across Palma Solo Causeway
to Perico Island. Town & Counlry Perloo
S wllbe on the left.
www.tchome.com
Limited time offer certain restrictions apply.
'Size restrictions apply.


ASSISTED LIVING: Haven Home Bradenton
Beach is admitting residents. Respite, long term.
Call 779-0322 for details, inquiries welcome.

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, Chris-
tian lady, ready to be your assistant. Fantastic
cook, transportation for errands, excellent com-
pany when needed. References available. Call
745-9941 for Frances or e-mail:
flyons116@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.


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

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

COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your
computer 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, rea-
sonable and reliable. Free estimates, licensed and
insured. 778-0944.

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


* 2BR/2BA bayfront bungalow with dock/lift. Washer/
dryer included & small pet okay. $1,300/month.
* 3BR/2BA elevated home in Anna Maria. Cathedral
ceilings, large master suite, washer/dryer, carport and
storage. Walk to beach. $1,500/month
* 2BR/2BA lakefront villa in Bradenton. Loft, washer/
dryer, one-car garage. $1,100/month
* 2BR/2BA lakefront villa in 43 West. Pets okay. $850/
month.
SEASONAL RENTALS
* 3BR/2BA ground-level home within steps of the beach.
Laundry, two-car garage, neat as a pin. $2,700/month
* 2BR/1 BA elevated cottage with pool/spa. Walk to bay
and beach. $1,000/week or $3,000/month
* 2BR/1 BA ground-floor condo, heated pool, walk to
beach. $2,000/month
* 3BR/2BA renovated duplex just a short walk to beach.
$2,700/month
* 1BR/1BA beachfront bungalow. $2,000/month.

Call Duncan Real Estate at 941-779-0304


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

BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigera-
tion. Commercial and residential service, repair and/
or replacement. Serving Manatee County and the
Island since 1987. For dependable, honest and per-
sonalized service, call William Eller, 795-7411.
RA005052.

ORIGINAL HUSBAND/WIFE team for general
house cleaning with the personal touch. Local resi-
dents. Dependable, trustworthy. Satisfaction guar-
anteed. References. Ask about our "Homewatch"
service. Call Ginny, 727-8329.

HOUSE CLEANING Permanent weekly or bi-
weekly. Experienced, reliable. Call for a free esti-
mate and ask for Marieta, 722-4866.

THE ROYAL MAID SERVICE Licensed, bonded,
insured. Professional experienced maids, free es-
timate, gift certificates available. Call now, 727-9337
(72-SWEEP).

SHUTTER AND WINDOW specialist. Impact film
and glass, room enclosures, screened rooms. Li-
censed and insured. Visit our showroom or call for
in-home estimate. Call Shutter-Vue at 745-2363.

JACK'S HANDYMAN SERVICES No job too small.
Home repairs, painting, textures, tiling, property
maintenance. Phone (941) 724-1958.

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.


LARGE FUNDING COMPANY
Pays cash for owner financed mortgage notes,
court settlements and lottery winnings. Call or fax us
today, 751-1905.

JACK-OF-ALL-Trades. Carpentry, home repair,
yard work, painting, cleaning, home audio, car au-
dio, car alarms, automotive headliners. Scott,
761-2416.


DICK MAHER
AND
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ISLAND SPECIALISTS

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Simplify Your Search!
Call anytime for a consultation.


TIME PAST
The Anna Maria and Cortez Bridges
were built in 1957 and replaced our
wooden bridge of 1923. For adults
they ruined they character of the Is-
land... for us kids they ruined our days
off school during hurricane season...
as the wooden bridge routinely
"washed-out'" with the least blow!

TIME PRESENT
Personal attention, personal services
and personal Island knowledge is
our way of doing business today.
We are the Island!





MARE LIC REAL ESTATE
FRANKLIN R EALTY BROKER
We ARE the Island."
9805 Gult Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florida 34216
941 778-2259 Fax 941 778-2250
Email amrlty@gte.net
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HOUSEKEEPER/HOME CARE, health issues,
meals, errands. No job too small or large. Reason-
able rates, Island resident, references provided.
778-7178.
KATHY & MIKE'S CLEANING Service. Delivering
a standard of excellence for all your interior and ex-
terior cleaning needs. No job too big or small. Great
rates and references. 722-4358.
MAID TO CLEAN: Island resident, professional
house cleaning services. References available.
Call Wendy, 778-0321.


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

ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If
it is broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior
discount. Call 778-2581 or 962-6238.

JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE
Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling,
cleanup. Island resident 25 years. Call 807-1015.

FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels and everywhere
else in The Islander, 778-7978. The best results for
your buck!


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

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

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

FREE SNOW REMOVAL! Everything else costs ex-
tra. 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.

ALL PHASES OF LANDSCAPING. Free consulta-
tion for trimming, clean-up, palm and plant instal-
lation, irrigation, shell ($25/yard). Specializing in re-
designs. To start a great relationship, call Jerry of
Anna Maria, 779-1952.

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






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miss this opportunity to build your
ell' Dream Home on a beautiful cor-
Sner lot in this desirable location in
Holmes Beach. Enjoy direct
beach access and experience Is-
r land living today! MLS#86560.
Priced to sell at $259,000.
7 -.-. For more information call:
Bonnie Bowers
Fran Maxon Real Estate
800-306-9666 or 941-778-2307
Swww.franmaxonrealestate.com
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BY LAND or BY SEA!
Karen M. Johnson, Elise Braaten
& Captain Jeff Braaten
778-0176
THINKING OF BUYING OR SELLING YOUR HOME?
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GORGEOUS BAY VIEWS from this Key West-style
home located on the tip of Key Royale! Lots of liv-
ing area with high ceilings, loft, decks, massive
stone fireplace, four-car garage, community pool
and tennis courts next door! Call Jeff, 792-3484.









JUST STEPS TO white sandy beaches on the tip of
Anna Maria Island. Gulf views, high ceilings, morning
room, large deck, oversized two-car garage with work-
shop and loft are just some of the many features in this
up-to-date Island home. Call Karen or Elise, 746-0491.

SR'AMI Gulfstream Realty
'3007 Manatee Ave. W. Bradenton


VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, inte-
rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. 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.
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction.
Free estimates, no overtime charges. Now certi-
fying back flow at water meters. (FL#RF0038118)
778-3924 or 778-4461.

OVER THIRTY YEARS craftsman experience. In-
terior, exterior, doors, stairs, windows and trim.
Have sawmill, will travel. Dan Michael, master car-
penter. Call, 745-1043 or cell 962-4068.

WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more by
Hunter Douglas and other major 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.


2317 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach
Gulfview, two-story residential triplex with two
units of 2BR/1BA down and one unit of 1BR/
1 BA up, overlooking the Gulf. $550,000.

Doug Dowling Realty
Phone & Fax: (941) 778-1222
E-Mail: dougdowling@earthlink.net
www.dougdowling.com



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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.
ANNA MARIA IS OME
3BR/2BA home o mes Beach.
Large lot or a pool. Immacu-
late, sh to beach. Garage.$329,900

KEY ROYALE POOL HOME
4BR/3BA Key Royale "500" block, split-
plan, canalfront, 4,000 lb. boat lift, caged
pool, family room, two blocks to great
beach. $499,000.

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

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Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 www.suncoastinc.com


EXCLUSIVE LISTING
New on the market!
Rarely available 2BR/2BA with 2-car
garage Lake front Villa.
1243 Spoonbill Landings.
$249,000 Beautifully Furnished.





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

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

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


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

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

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

-HOME REPAIRS & IMPROVEMENTS Carpentry,
painting, sheet-rock and popcorn, doors, bi-folds,
trim, moldings and general repairs. Homes, condos,
rentals. A.J. Winters, 713-1951.

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


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


A#"H H^%e H.a
This beautifully remodeled 3BR/2BA residence
has been tastefully refurbished with gorgeous ce-
ramic tile floors, textured ceilings with crown moul-
ding, brick fireplace, home movie theater and a
gorgeous free-form swimming pool and spa with
changing room and cabana area, all located di-
rectly across the street from the sparkling Gulf of
Mexico! Other features include leaded-glass front
doors, built-in bookshelves, custom bathroom fit-
tings and fixtures and enclosed outdoor shower
with hot and cold running water. Truly in a class by
itself! Priced at $975,000.


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BROCHURE


COMPLETE BATHROOM REMODELING Drywall,
repairs, texture coating, painting. Custom shower
stalls, tub enclosures, fixtures, cabinets, tile. Unique
Options, 752-7758 or 545-6141 (cell).

JACKSON HOLMES PAINTING and pressure wash-
ing. Honest, dependable, quality workmanship. Ref-
erences, insured. Call 795-2771 or 224-1560.

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



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


BAYFRONT COTTAGES with docks available.
Turnkey, beautiful views, breezy, quiet area. No
pets, nonsmoking. Priced from $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.

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.

Buy it, sell it, find it fast in The Islander classified.


The best news on

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Island -- Since 1992.


/ YOUR HOMETOWN REALTOR SINCE 1939
WAGNED EALTY "
Email: wagnerfl@gte.net www.wagnerrealty.com
HOLMES BEACH
RESIDENCE Jusl re-
duced, this 3BR/2BA -
elevated home was
built in 1998. Offers A FAE ." Sam
1,402 s.f. of living
space in an open floor
plan with lar ger.
screened porch and
garage parking for
$299,500. Call Dave Moynihan 778-2246 or 778-7976 eves.
4 4 EXCLUSIVE JEW-
"FISH KEY! Seclu-
sion and privacy in
this island hide-
Saway! 2,300 sq.ft.
S on 1.7 acres. Lots of
.-, glass for fabulous
water views, coral
stone fireplace in
master bedroom and living area. Reduced to $1,950,000.
Call Anne Miller, 778-2246 or 792-6475.

I S L .A N D
TOWNHOME! Re-
cently updated 3 or
4BR/3BA townhome
at Sunbow Bay with
lovely lagoon view
and close to 2,000 !,,
sq.ft. of living area. 'l[i
Tennis, two pools,
fishing pier, dock, short walk to beach. Offered at $299,900.
Call Dave Moynihan, 778-2246 or 778-7978 eves.


ANNUAL RENTALS!
DUPLEX 1BR/1BA steps to the beach. $725 includ-
ing utilities! May accept small pet with deposit.
DUPLEX 2BRI2BA, $825 per month! Call Valerie
or Talia at 778-2246.
VACATION RENTALS
Reserve your Island getaway now!
www.wagnerrealty.com

2217 Gulf Drive N. Bradenton Beach FL 34217
778-2246 800-211-2323


BAYFRONT TRIPLEX annual. Large 2BR/1BA,
$1,000/month and large 1BR/1BA, $850/month.
Washer/dryer hookup, full kitchen, newly reno-
vated. First, last, security. 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.

UNFURNISHED ANNUAL Bradenton Beach. Steps
to the beach. Large 1BR/1BA with Jacuzzi tub,
washer/dryer, large sundeck with great views.
$850/month. By appointment only, call 778-0292 or
650-3552.

VACATION & SEASON. Private Beach. Walk to
everything. 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.
Currently being remodeled, 2BR/2BA, living room
with fireplace, kitchen, large enclosed porch with
incredible panoramic view. Fully furnished. Avail-
able November 2002 through May 2003, minimum
three months. 778-3645.


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
Web site: www.smithrealtors.com

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2BR/1 BA condo. Cortez
Road, San Remo Apart-
ments. Furnished. $7so-0'-
_month. -


2BR/1BA duplex. One
block to the beach. Unfur-
nished. $750/month.


2BR/2BA house. On
deep canal. Holmes
Beach. $1,400/month,
plus utilities.


7 3BR/2BA HOUSE on
deep. canal. Caged
SH heated pool. Flamingo
Cay. Two-car garage,
washer/dryer.
3BR/2BA HOUSE. One
block to the beaches.
Open heated pool.
Washer/dryer. Holmes
Beach.

2BR/2BA HOUSE on
deep canal. North of
Anna Maria. Washer/
dryer.


3BR/2BA HOUSE on
deep canal. North of
Anna Maria. Washer/
dryer.

S 3BR/2BA CONDO on
the beach. Second floor.
Private elevator.
Washer/dryer. Holmes
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Paradise Improvements 778-4173
-i i Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
-Replacement Doors and Windows
Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
Lic#CBC056755

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Water Damaged Drywall Tiling Painting
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Clean, Honest, Reliable More than 20 years experience
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Tuesday and Saturday.
>- Addresses ending in odd numbers (or N Z):
Wednesday and Sunday.
)- Irrigation not allowed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Irrigation with treated waste water allowed any
time.)
- Owners can wash their vehicles anytime as long
as they use a hand-held hose with a shut-off nozzle.
(Pull the car on the lawn to wash!)
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lowed for ten minutes daily.
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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 annually. (203) 481-0000.

HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL 2BR/2BA screen
lanai, garage, dock. remodeled in Island style and
colors, tropical landscaping. Nice, quiet area, no
pets, non smoking, $950/month. Also, available fur-
nished. 776-1789.

ANNUAL RENTAL Spacious 2BR/2BA villa, at-
tached garage, large utility room, sunny den, fruit
trees, quiet neighborhood, walk to beach. $1,100/
month, plus utilities. 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
updated, north and south buildings. One-month
minimum. Also, Perico Bay Club condos: 2BR/2BA
waterfront, beautifully furnished. T. Dolly Real Es-
tate, 778-0807.

CANALFRONT CONDO with dock. 2BR/2BA. $825/
month. T. Dolly Real Estate, 778-0807.

TURNKEY FURNISHED 1BR/1BA. Available Octo-
ber 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 Av-
enue 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. 1BR/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.

HOLMES BEACH north end. Seasonal/annual,
beautifully furnished. 2BR/2.5BA, two-car garage.
Photos and floor plan available. (614) 792-7535.

LARGE ANNUAL: Bradenton Beach, 2BR/2BA,
duplex, carport, storage room, washer/dryer
hookup, new carpet. Glimpse of Gulf. $850/month.
(941) 625-2889.

WESTBAY POINT & Moorings condo for rent No-
vember-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 fur-
nished. 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,
vacation, seasonal or annual, non smoking, close to
everything. Heated pool, tennis court, fishing dock.
795-5845.

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 spa-
cious homes both 3BR/2BA with all conveniences.
One is $4,700/month, the other is $4,300/month.
(813) 752-4235.

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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.

SEASONAL DECEMBER-APRIL Second-floor unit,
west of Gulf Drive. 1BR/1BA, plus queen sleeper,
hydro tub, skylight, turnkey furnished, open-air deck
with Gulf view, washer/dryer in unit. $1,700/month.
Wagner Realty, 794-2246.

TRIPLEX 1 BR/1 BA, 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,
dishwasher. 778-4555.

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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,
available October-April. Ground-level duplex, 2BR/
1BA, Florida room, two blocks to the beach. Fully
furnished, washer/dryer, immaculate. 778-4745.

SEASONAL RENTAL Holmes Beach. Immaculate
and beautifully decorated, 2BR/2BA, duplex, pri-
vate, 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.
GREAT LOCATION Close to beach, bay, park.
Laundry, garage, boat, parking. Bradenton Beach.
2BR/2BA, annual, non smoking, no pets. $750/
month. (800) 541-8451.

ANNUAL RENTALS Historic Cortez village. 1-2BR,
$600-$750/month, plus electric. Wagner Realty,
794-2246.

SOUTH SEAS MARINA VILLA condo, 2BR/2BA,
newly renovated, waterview. Available Dec. 24-Jan.
8. and Feb. 15-21. Call Richard, (973) 744-2100.

HOLMES BEACH CANALFRONT home, 2BR/2BA,
completely furnished, garage, laundry, dock, many
extras. $650/week, $1,800/month. Now available.
Call (813) 286-9814.

.-ANNUAL RENTALS
2BR/2PA'Turnished home, $1,200/month. Sunbow
Bay, 2BR/2BA, furnished condo, elevator, pool,
boat dock, $1,250/month. 3BR/2BA, canal home,
dock, $1,800/month. Call Island Vacation Proper-
. ties, 778-6849.

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

ANNUAL DUPLEX: Bradenton Beach. 2BR/1BA.
Carport, laundry room with washer/dryer hookup.
First, last, security. $775/month. 778-2918.

ANNUAL RENTALS AVAILABLE on Anna Maria
Island and Perico Bay Club. Priced from $620/
month. Call Island Real Estate, 778-6066.

ANNUAL CANALFRONT HOME unfurnished (pets
OK, non smoking). Renovated 2BR/1 BA, $2,250/
month. Available now, 779-2217.

ANNUAL RENTAL AVAILABLE now. New carpet
and paint. Washer/dryer, covered parking. Large
storage area. Call Island Real Estate, 778-6066.

Buy it, find it, sell it fast in The IslanderClassifieds.


CHARMING 1 BR/1 BA on canal. Furnished, washer/
dryer. $850/month, all utilities included. Available
now through Dec. 31. 778-5405.

HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL Large garden duplex
apartment. 1BR/1BA, washer/dryer, carport, new
kitchen and tile floors. Water and garbage included.
Clean, sober adults only. $700/month and security.
779-0470.
DIRECT GULFFRONT: Water's Edge condo. Beau-
tiful 2BR/2BA, available February, March, April 2003
season. Newly remodeled, heated pool, tennis
courts. 778-2167.
AUSTRIAN CHALET: Ex-Islander couple looking for
home exchange from Dec. 21 to Jan. 5. Great ski-
ing and sightseeing nearby. E-mail:
mschwab@aon.at.

FULLY FURNISHED STUDIO apartment, lush land-
scaping, washer/dryer, one block to beach. $600/
month, will consider seasonal. Call Paul Collins,
928-4062.

ANNUAL RENTAL Country Village, a 55+ commu-
nity. Deluxe 2BR/2BA, stove, refrigerator, washer/
dryer. $695/month. Contact Cathy at New Concepts
Properties Inc. 792-9314.
ANNUAL GROUND-LEVEL duplex in Holmes
Beach. 2BR/1BA, lanai, unfurnished. Steps to
beach. $875/month with hot water. Security, first
and last. No pets, non smoking. 778-7665.

ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 1BR Anna Maria
City. Gulfview, $675/month, plus utilities. No
pets. 778-5439.

SEASONAL RENTAL nice and clean, 1BR apart-
ment. 300 steps to beach, pool access. 778-4499.
HOUSE ON THE BAY 3BR/2BA, unfurnished. Avail-
able now. $1,000/month. 526 56th St., Holmes
Beach. (941) 232-3665.
PERICO ISLAND Gorgeous end-unit condo with
lake views from every room. 2BR/2BA, den, two-car
garage, washer/dryer, cable. $1,000/month, in-
cludes utilities. Available November and December
2002 and May-December 2003. 778-6158.

STEPS TO BEACH Immaculate, 2BR/2BA, ground-
level, one-car garage home in Holmes Beach. Non
smoking, no pets. Seasonal. (813) 961-6992.

AUTUMN SPECIAL 1-2BR, steps to beach, remod-
eled, fully furnished, TV, phone, kitchen, washer/
dryer. $425/week, $1,295/month. Call 778-1098.

SEASONAL RENTAL Quiet street, walk to Gulf.
Bright living room with dining area, kitchen, 1BR/
1 BA, private patio. $1,500/month, available Novem-
ber-April, short or long term. Call 778-5338 until
Nov. 4; after Nov. 4 call (516) 627-2652.

BRADENTON BEACH: Newly remodeled 1 BR/1 BA
annual. One block to beach and Bridge Street. $725/
month. 778-4451.


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RAESAERAL SATECotiue RAL SATCotne


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

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

ANNA MARIA 4,300-square-foot, multi-use resi-
dential/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.

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 entertaining. Landscaped, palm trees. 631
Foxworth Lane. $998,500, open to reasonable of-
fers. 778-7837.


GREAT HOUSE 2BR/2BA, one block from beauti-
ful 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 Prop-
erties Sales, 778-6849.

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, Oct. 13, 1-4pm. 7411
Sixth Ave. N.W., Bradenton. Charming, contempo-
rary cracker house, 2.5 lots, 2BR/3BA, hardwood
floors, new air conditioning, newer roof, two newer
refrigerators, water garden in lanai, workshop, stu-
dio, fenced yard. Close to beaches, schools, shop-
ping. $265,900. Nierman, 792-7290.

BANANA BEACH DUPLEX Coquina sunsets. Ex-
cellent rental history! Newly updated. Turnkey,
dock. $595,000. Call Suzanne, 962-0971, Island
Vacation Properties, 778-6849.

INVESTMENT/BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY Island
six-unit motel/apartments. Gulf Drive location, one
block from the beach. One 2BR unit, four 1 BR units
and an efficiency. All are updated and there is a
large heated pool and on-site laundry. Bookings
and reservations in place for the season. Just take
over the business! $995,000. Call Dick Maher or
Dave Jones, A Paradise Realty, 778-4800 or toll-
free, (800) 237-2252.

HEART OF ANNA MARIA city. Immaculate house
and 1/4 acre landscaped garden in lush tropical
setting. 3BR/2BA, heated pool, canal on two sides.
For sale by owner, $675,000. 779-2586.

Buy it, find it, sell it fast in The Islander classified.


BY OWNER Holmes Beach furnished, 3BR/2BA
with boat slip and great waterview. $342,000. 778-
0805 or 962-6056.

OPEN HOUSE: Sunday, Oct. 13, 1-4pm. 7814
Senrab Drive in Palma Sola Park. New floors, air
conditioning, on two lots. Call Kathy or Jeff, 730-
3251.

AFFORDABLE ISLAND HOME, elevated, 2BR/
1.5BA, two-car carport, Holmes Beach. Brand new
renovated, Spanish tiles, screened lanai, minutes to
beach. By owner. $169,000. 778-1098.

ISLAND LIVING YOU CAN AFFORD! Turn key fur-
nished 1BR/1BA 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
beautiful Tobago Hilton on Tobago Island, Trinidad
in the Caribbean. 1,694 square feet. Excellent rental
market. Asking $229,000, appraised at $241,000.
Call Rick at 778-1102 or 727-5873.

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.


DEADLINE: MONDAY NOON for Wednesday pub-
lication. UP to 3 line minimum includes approxi-
mately 21 words $9. Additional lines $3 each. Box:
$3. Ads must be paid in advance. Stop by or mail to
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. We're
located next to Ooh La La! in the Island Shopping
Center. More information: 778-7978.


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


53 YEARS OF DISTINCTIVE ISLAND SERVICE

3224 East Bay Dr. Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
l dc ]\ .... ISales: 941-778-0700 Rentals: 778-6665
1-800-749-6665 www.Wedebrock.com
RESl. T COMpY OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK


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


MARTINIQUE SOUTH Awe-
some Gulfviews from this
fourth-floor corner-unit. Heated
pool, tennis, clubhouse. 2BR/
2BA. $475,000. Gail Tutewiler,
778-0700.


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





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


SPACIOUS ISLAND HOME
4BR+ den. Close to beach.
Boat slip available. $439,000.
(Plus $6,000 allowance for re-
modeling and decorating.)
Gail Tutewiler, 778-0700.


ISLAND DOLL HOUSE. 2BR/
1 BA with boat dock and boat a
block away. Close to beach.
$334,500. Gail Tutewiler, 778-
0700.


BRING YOUR BOAT! Spec- LAUREL OAK PARK 4BR/3BA BRADENTON WATERFRONT
tacular unobstructed water pool home. Cul de sac, private, Beautiful house on Manatee
view. Unique 1BR/1BA condo lakefront location. 10'-12'ceil- River with boat dock and
in Palma Sola Harbor. Dock ings, upgraded appliances, 10,000-lb. lift. 3BR/2BA, pool
your boat at your back door. corian counter tops. $357,353. overlooks river, peaceful and
$150,000. Becky Smith & Elfi Elfi Starret & Becky Smith, scenic. $399,000. Lowell
Starrett, 778-0700 778-0700 Shoaf, 778-0700.
Wedebrock Distinctive Rentals


Bay Winds Bay View! Panoramic Bay View!
2BR/2BA with loft, bayfront, 2BR/2BA spacious duplex with 2BR/2BA, gorgeous upstairs
steps to beach, available gorgeous bay views, one block unit, one block to beach. Avail-
weekly, monthly for season! to beach, kitchen with bar, open able weekly, monthly for sea-
Call for our winter brochure with lanai and covered parking. son! Call today to reserve.
more rentals!


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TROPICAL HORIZONS Large 2RH condo
in choice Holmes Beach area. Walk to
shopping and restaurants. Very close to
the beach with some Gulf views. Rooftop
sundeck. $415,000. Call Denny Rauschl at
778-4800, 725-3934.


RARELY OFFERED Anna Maria
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 COMPLETELY RE-DONE TRIPLEX A
2BR/2BA with views of Gulf from huge stone's throw to the beach. Upstairs unit has
deck and master bedroom. Nicely updated, wonderful Gulf views. Not a penny spared with
including Mexican tile. Great location and the updates. Tons of charm and character.
is in move-in condition. $399,000. Call Ed $559,000. Call Jane Grossman or Nicole
Oliveira at 778-4800 or 705-4800. Skaggs at 778-4800 or 795-5704.


WEST OF GULF DRIVE
Luxury Island retreat with Gulf
views. Top of the line throughout,
exquisitely turnkey furnished.
One large master suite, -two
baths. $650,000.


Real Estate
i REALTO'0RS


STEPS TO BEACH
2BR/2BA, ground level Holmes
Beach condo. Heated pool,
covered parking and lanai. Pets
accepted. $249,900. Furnished.


Broker/Realtor, 744-0700 720-7761


[B Carol R. Williams,





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f983. She's active in St. Bernard
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programs. Kathy is particularly qualified in helping
families relocate to Anna Maria. Kathy and her hus-
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12, and Sage, 9. Stop in and say "Hi" to Kathy.









GREAT ISLAND HIDEAWAY
Two separate villas just 300 steps to the Gulf in cen-
tral Holmes Beach. Beautifully furnished, community
pool and low monthly fees. These units have indi-
vidual tax rolls and could be sold separately by the
owner. Great rental history. Don't miss this super in-
vestment opportunity! Offered at $350,000.










HISTORIC ROSER COTTAGE
CIRCA 1912
Take a stroll back in time in this vintage seaside
cottage with incredible bay views. Structurally sound
and ready for restoration. Wood floors and tongue-
in-groove paneling. Yellow-pine construction, an-
tique-brick patio. So many possibilities with ROR
zoning. Artisans, craftsmen, jewelers. Live and work
from home in the village of Anna Maria, all within
steps of the City Pier and Tampa Bay! Perfect loca-
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$465,000.


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condo overlooking Palms Sola Bay. Deeded
boat dock. $329,000.
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$294,000. Can be divided.
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TITLE HOLDERS
By Randolph Ross / Edited by Will Shortz


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Across
1 Visitor
7 chat (ballet move)
12 Hooters
20 Wife of Paris, in myth
21 Modern library selection
22 It can be military,
commercial, or general
23 The Godfather
25 The Prince of Tides
26 Cajun cookbook author
Prudhomme
27 Nicholas Gage book
28 Mario Puzo wrote about
them
29 It's shed
30 Brief moment in time:
Abbr.
32 Arab head of state
34 Abstained
35 The Frernch Lieutenant's
Woman
40 Cheers and others
42 Hot spot
43 Ticklish one
44 Marathoner's need
46 Blather
49 Agcy. created after the
Manhattan Project
50 Haley best seller
52 The Man With the
Golden Gun
54 Drummer with Benny
Goodman
57 Stirs
59 Byrnes who wrote
"'Kookie' No More"
60 Bellow in the library
61 Narrow
63 Certain game ending
65 Balloon or dirigible
68 The Vicar of Wakefield


Down
Went under
Pull (in)
Latch
Filter cleaner


72 Rocker Lewis
75 What doctors are
sworn not to do
76 Book of the Bible in
which the word "God"
never appears
80 Morlock's foe in "The
Time Machine"
81 Some fraternity men
83 Something to talk
about
86 It's not on the main 83-
Across
87 The Spy Who Came In
From the Cold
91 Attendance lists
93 Tour grp.
94 Emulate Mrs. Mitty
95 Like open-ended tests
97 Center of government
98 Did the same as
99 Material in sheets
100 Lady Chatterley's
Lover
103 Gaza group
106 Pres. Clinton negoti-
ated it
107 Very dry
108 Wistful word
109 Nobel Prize subj.
111 Lilting refrain
114 Fawner
118 The Natural
120 Native Son
122 Pump preserver
123 Pine
124 Author Balzac
125 Uncompromising
126 Bashar of Syria
127 Rubber


5 How some payments are
made
6 Classical opening?
7 Grant (college
scholarship)
8 Last words of an All
boast
9 It's better, in a phrase
10 Radio V.I.P.
11 out a living
12 Ulan
13 Big publisher of romance
novels
14 Just misses, as a hole
15 Hillbilly's rejection
16 A bug in one's ear?
17 Entertained, in a way
18 "South Pacific" director
Joshua
19 A belt at the bar
24 Touch up, at the salon
28 Give bad marks
31 Still-life piece
33 Immature amphibians
34 A few grains
35 Topers
36 Turn away
37 Come again
38 Melville tale
39 Finish a sentence
40 Audubon Society
member
41 Literary collection
45 President
46 Punkie
47 Lago contents
48 Source of some cures
51 Part of >
53 Pluses
55 __acid (C6H3N307)
56 Coming down with
something, maybe
58 Mar. honoree
62 Chess champion Mikhail
64 Kind of message
66 Wade's adversary


85 Where to get littlenecks
88 Author Jorge__ Borges
89 Ltr. insert
90 Popular women's
magazine
92 Poll ending
96 Simple songs
98 City with a Penn State
campus
99 Baked-alternative
101 TV newswoman
Elizabeth
102 Superman foe
103 Severe
104 Waikiki welcome


105 Koch memoir
106 Long time follower
109 River through
Zaragoza
110 Good buddy
112 Indian mecca
113 Do banker's
work
115 Author Oz
116 Double
117 1914 battle site
119 Like many stocks:
Abbr.
120 Lead-in for nose or hair
121 Many a title starter


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