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Skimming the news ... Don't forget to vote Tuesday! Polls open at 7 a.m.-7 p.m.


SAnna Maria


Islander


"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"


Volume 10, no. 51, Oct. 30, 2002 FREE


Cost of Island building official shared equally


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The estimated $332,000 annual cost for an Island-
wide building department would be shared equally
among all three Island cities according to Holmes
Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore's proposed preliminary
budget for such a facility.
That would put each city's share at approximately
$110,600 per year, or about $50,000 more than what
the City of Anna Maria has budgeted for-its own build-
ing official.
But a common building department would add a
fourth building inspector and ensure all three Island
cities are continually covered for inspections and plan
reviews, said Whitmore.


Moratorium extension

decision expected Nov. 7
A six-month extension on a moratorium on some
construction in Bradenton Beach is scheduled to be de-
cided by Bradenton Beach city commissioners Nov. 7.
The first public hearing on the ordinance was held last
week. No one from the public attended the meeting.
Planning and zoning board members also held a pub-
lic hearing on the issue last week, and tabled action until
Oct. 30 to have several issues of the proposed moratorium
clarified by the city attorney and a city planner.
The city currently has a moratorium on vacating rights
of way, rezonings and comprehensive plan amendments.
It was initiated in order for the city to conduct a visioning
process to determine the goals of the city for the next 30
years as it relates to new construction and redevelopment.
That process is ongoing, and commissioners decided to
extend the partial building ban.
The Oct. 30 planning and zoning board meeting
will begin at 5:30 p.m. in city hall. The board will then
present a recommendation to the city commission,
which will address the matter at 7 p.m. Nov. 7.


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Sopping wet, scared to pieces,
but safe and sound
Annie Williams, 9, of Holmes Beach, riding her bike
home from school on the sidewalk, turned at the
corner crosswalk on Marina Drive by the canal end
at First Union Bank and flipped when her tire hit the
pit next to the new sidewalk "improvements." That
sent her flying into the canal, where as luck would
have it, low tide enabled her to stand and poke her
head up over the seawall. That's when Margaret
Hoffman, Hurricane Hank's co-owner, came by and
happened to see Annie and helped boost her out of
the water. A little shook up and scratched up, Annie
was treated at the scene by EMS and helped home by
her family. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy


BRADENTON BEACH OFFICIAL
OPTS TO STAY, PAGE 5

This would eliminate the need for Anna Maria or
Bradenton Beach to hire an outside engineering firm
for plan reviews, or invoke the current interlocal agree-
ment and pay Holmes Beach (or Bradenton Beach in
the case of Anna Maria) for assistance with building
official matters.
Under the current discussions regarding a common
building department for the Island, the City of Holmes
Beach would provide office space and a number of
other services for a common department.


"That would give us a department running com-
pletely on its own," said Whitmore.
Whitmore emphasized, however, that talks
among all three Island mayors for an interlocal
agreement to create such a department are still in the
initial phase.
There has been no consensus among the mayors
and Whitmore, along with Anna Maria Mayor
SueLynn and Mayor John Chappie of Bradenton
Beach, first discussed the figures Monday, Oct. 28.
A number of issues other than costs must also be dis-
cussed and agreed upon, Whitmore said.
All three cities would need city commission approval
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Fireman-of-the-year leads school parade
A hero to students of Anna Maria Elementary School, West Manatee Fire & Rescue District Fireman of the
Year Lt. Chris Shepard leads the school parade from Holmes Beach City Hall to the school last Saturday. The
costumed hordes of students followed class by class with parents, siblings and family members in tow. Fall
Festival, including a costume contest and tons of fun, food and games followed. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy


Halloween graveyard

draws anonymous

com plaint Kids trail, art, art art
Halloween is for the kids especially when
By Rick Catlin the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce and
Islander Reporter local merchants host an annual costume contest
Artist Woody Candish has been putting his ghoul- and 'Trail of Treats" (mapped locations offering
ish characters and macabre scenes outside his house safe door-to-door treats) Thursday afternoon.
every Halloween for the past eight years. One year, he On Friday, there will be an opening reception
even had a man hanging by a noose from the tree in his for "Open Exhibit" at 5:30 p.m. at the Anna Maria
front yard. Island Art League in Holmes Beach.
front yard. The returning Fall Fest of Arts and Crafts out-
This year, he created a cemetery scene complete door show Saturday and Sunday at Holmes Beach
with phony body parts, heads and fake blood. City Hall includes opportunities for early holiday
So he was a little surprised Oct. 28 to find an shopping and engaging conversation with excellent
anonymous letter on his doorstep asking him to please weekend weather predicted.
remove the scene because it might offend children. Also Sunday noon, the public is invited to a
"Considering what you see on television every day reception and 80th birthday celebration for artist
and read in the newspapers, it was a bit surprising to get Carl Voyles at Artists Guild Gallery, Holmes Beach.
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Meetings

Anna Maria City
Nov. 6, 6:45 p.m., Environmental Education and En-
hancement Committee meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
Oct. 30, 5:30 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting.
Agenda: moratorium on some building plans, vision-
ing plan.
Nov. 1, 8:30 a.m., special city commission meeting on
appointment to the city's election canvassing board.
Nov. 7, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
Oct. 31, 3 p.m., planning commission meeting.
Nov. 1, 1:30 p.m., police retirement board meeting.
Nov. 6, 6 p.m., visioning meeting.
Nov. 7, 9 a.m., board of adjustment meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Of Interest
Nov. 5, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., election day.
Electors in Anna Maria City may cast their ballots
at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive.
There are two polling places in Holmes Beach:
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, and
St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive.
In Bradenton Beach, voters may cast their ballots
at city hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.


Building official consolidation?
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
before entering into any interlocal agreement for a com-
mon building department, and Whitmore said the discus-
sions are a long way from establishing procedures and
figures to bring before a commission for a vote.


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Halloween booed in Anna Maria
This Halloween graveyard exhibit at 207 N. Bay Blvd. in Anna Maria drew an anonymous complaint to the
city's code enforcement officer that the scene was "offensive," but the officer found no grounds for a citation.
Owner Woody Candish said he's been putting up "ghoulish" scenes for Halloween in his yard for the past
eight years and no one's ever complained before, at least not to his knowledge. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

Halloween decorations blasted


The idea of a consolidated Island building de-
partment, however, was broached recently by
Chappie and SueLynn with Whitmore after Anna
Maria found itself without a state-licensed building
official and dependent upon the other two Island
cities for services and Bradenton Beach building
official Bob Welch suggested he might take another
job if he didn't get a pay raise, leaving that city look-
ing to hire a replacement. Welch has since agreed to
remain with Bradenton Beach.
With four building officials to serve three mu-
nicipalities, however, Whitmore said it would be ex-
tremely unlikely a building official would not be
available to provide services to any Island city.


CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
the letter," said Candish.
"And kids seem to like the scenes," he added. "They
know I always have a scary thing for Halloween and
they've already been coming by to check this one out."
But "anonymous" apparently wasn't satisfied with
the letter. A few hours later, Anna Maria Code Enforce-
ment Officer Gerry Rathvon showed up on his door-
step, following up on an "anonymous complaint."
Rathvon said she checked out the complaint and
found nothing violates city codes.
The decorations will be taken down after Hallow-
een, said Candish, just like Christmas decorations are
taken down after the holidays.


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Whitmore, Perry talk politics at Islander forum


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Although the proposed micro skatepark and city
manager form of government were topics of discussion
at the Holmes Beach candidate forum, the evening pro-
vided an open dialogue on many other political issues.
Both Joan Perry and Carol Whitmore are seeking
the mayor's seat. Whitmore has been the city's mayor
since 1998 and previously served as a commissioner
for seven years.
Perry has served on the city's code enforcement
board since 1996 and recently served on the city's char-
ter review committee.
If elected both candidates vow to be a "full-time"
mayor for its residents.
Perry contends that she will be able to devote full-
time attention to city business, unlike her opponent
who also works as an administrator in her husband's
surgical practice.
Perry said she would be more accessible to the
public and available to gather information and research
city issues.
Perry said that she would have no need to hire an
assistant to help her fulfill her duties and that the sub-
ject of hiring a city manager has not been raised by
voters.
"In the future we might need a city manager, but
it's up to the voters," Perry said. "Holmes Beach has
a good staff. I don't know what a city manager would
bring to the table."
Whitmore said she is presently a full-time mayor
and said that her family can attest to the fact that she
works morning and nights, seven-days a week, on city
business. Whitmore said she has always been a phone
call away, if not already in the office.
Whitmore said she is good at managing and has
been successful with obtaining grant money for
Havekos Basin and funding the Key Royale Bridge, but
she wants voters to have the opportunity to decide if
Holmes Beach should have a city manager.
Whitmore is in favor of consolidating services with
the other Island cities, but wants to see things move in
"baby steps."
Unlike some of the commissioners, she is not for
consolidating the cities into one Island city because,
she said, each city has its unique character. At the same
time she admits that there are ways to save money and
work more smoothly and efficiently together.
Perry said the press seems more interested in con-
solidating the cities in one way or another than the
voters. Unless the other two mayors were unable to
manage their cities, Perry sees no reason to unite.
Maintaining the character of Holmes Beach is a big
issue to both candidates. They agree that the availability
of affordable housing for working-class families is dwin-


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Mayoral candidates
Joan Perry and Carol Whitmore talked politics at the
Islander's candidate forum last week. Both are
seeking the mayor's seat in Holmes Beach. Islander
Photo: Diana Bogan

dling at the risk of Holmes Beach becoming elitist.
"When I moved here the Island was where the poor
people lived," Whitmore said. "It's hard for middle
working class out here, but I'm not sure what I can do
about that. All I can hope to do is control the charac-
ter and infrastructure."
Perry agreed that affordability is a big issue and
that many people she spoke to believe they are being
taxed out of their own homes. She sees properties be-
ing bought up by speculators who hope to "make a kill-
ing" on the resale. "Prices can't go up forever," she
said, "but that doesn't solve the problem."
A large part of the problem, as both candidates see
it, is that neighborhoods have been compromised by
rentals. Neighborhood homes are being bought for the
purpose of rental income and it amounts to running a
business in a residential neighborhood.
Whitmore said she was unable to convince the
commission to pass rental restrictions and would like
to see the city have designated rental areas. Unfortu-
nately, it is up to the commission to handle, she said.
Mixed-use zoning might bring in affordable hous-
ing above commercial properties in the downtown area,
but both candidates think the city needs to be careful
about how redevelopment is regulated.
Whitmore acknowledged that Tidemark developer


Nick Easterling was able to jump through loopholes in
the city's codes and that the Holmes Beach Marina
owner may soon try to follow.
Whitmore urged voters to take up the issue with the
commission and said she would support doing some-
thing to put the land development codes in order.
Perry refers to the LDC as the "codes of confusion"
and would like to see a moratorium put in place until
the codes can be revised.
"Tidemark opened a can of worms and the only
way to stop others from moving forward is with a
moratorium," said Perry. "Our codes are in a shambles.
They are difficult to interpret and seriously need to be
looked at."
Neither candidate supports developing wetlands.
The issue came up that the city was considering a miti-
gation offer from someone planning to build on land
that has been determined to be 100 percent wetlands,
which appears to contradict the commissions efforts to
maintain the Grassy Point wetlands as a public pre-
serve.
Perry contends that if the city accepts the mitiga-
tion money that it could be sued by the property own-
ers who were told Grassy Point is not developable.
Whitmore said the city is still researching the facts
and that she personally does not support anyone build-
ing on wetlands.
Both candidates agree that the city's infrastructure
needs attention.
Whitmore noted that this is the first year the pub-
lic works department has more expenses, such as fin-
ishing the bike path and beginning the Haverkos Basin
project. Although the population hasn't grown,
Whitmore said the budget has grown thanks to grant
money, carryover reserves and a healthy contingency
fund. Increasing property values have also increased
the city's budget.
Perry admitted she has a more conservative back-
ground and she believes there is a limit to the number
of programs a city can keep adding. She said the city
can't keep spending without residents paying more
taxes, which circles back to the problem of taxing the
middle class off the Island.
In order to preserve the character of Holmes Beach,
Perry would like to upgrade the city's codes, address
stormwater drainage and right-of-way issues. With her
full-time attention Perry said she can save voters
money.
Whitmore noted her achievements in maintaining
the city's character to date. She got funding for the Key
Royale Bridge, the micro-skatepark, the baseball field
and the trolley. And she got grant money for Haverkos
basin drainage improvements and the bike paths.
Both candidates believe they can deliver the atten-
tion to details that the city and its residents require.


Candidates face off in Bradenton Peach race


By Paul Roat
Clear distinctions on issues ranging from growth to
paid parking marked the candidates for Ward 4 in the
Bradenton Beach City Commission candidate forum
last.Thursday, hosted by The Islander newspaper and
moderated by Publisher Bonner Joy Futch.
Incumbent Commissioner Mollie Sandberg, 69,
will face challenger Anna O'Brien, 52, on the Nov. 5
ballot. The nonpartisan race allows all voters in the city
to cast ballots, although the candidates must live within
the ward in the southern section of the city.
O'Brien was clearly on the offensive, repeatedly
referring to Sandberg's vote last January in favor of the
Old Bridge Village development on Bay Drive South.
Commissioners approved development of 11
townhouses and three offices on the site which cur-
rently houses eight units.
"I am not a politician," O'Brien said, "I am a citi-
zen concerned with the destruction of our neighbor-
hoods. My opponent does not appear to have the edu-
cation of the documents of our comprehensive plan.
'There is never an excuse to give away our property, our
parking, or compromise our residential neighbor-
hoods."
"There was nothing legally presented to turn the
project down," Sandberg, said of the project.
"Balderdash," O'Brien responded. "You set up a
precedent we can't do anything about."
The pair also parted company on the question of a


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Anna O'Brien, left, and Mollie Sandberg.

city manager to oversee city duties. Sandberg said she
"never considered it because of the expense and my
faith in our department heads. We are a small city, and
if a professional with that additional expense is added


in, I can't sec what we could cut from the budget."
"The city does need professional help," O'Brien
said. "I can't say if we should have a strong mayor or
a weak mayor or a city manager, but we have to address
it right away. We have these gunslinger lawyers and
developers, and we have to have someone capable and
experienced to deal with them."
The two did agree on one thing: gated communi-
ties should not become part of Bradenton Beach's
ambianc'
"They io me citizens or guests are not wel-
come," O'Brien said. "They give an ambiance of elit-
ism, and that is not what this community is made up
of."
"Anna, I know you'll find this hard to believe, but
I agree with you," Sandberg said.
What of the growing parking problem in the Bridge
Street area, and paid parking at Coquina Beach?
"The scenic highway committee is looking at park-
ing meters for Bridge Street," Sandberg said, "but the
problem is with people parking there for the whole day.
We need to provide parking for the store employees,
perhaps at Coquina, and the business people are look-
ing at that. As to paid parking at Coquina, we're about
the only free beach around. If you had free transporta-
tion to get to the Island, versus paying when you get
here, it may be the carrot to get people on public trans-

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portation and help reduce traffic."
"We've built too many buildings without parking,"
O'Brien said, "and we should be careful. You don't do it
without parking spaces. As to paid parking at Coquina, I'll
really have to think about that. I love the trolley."
Both candidates agreed that curbside recycling
pickup was something needed in the city.
"We had a test," Sandberg said of a six-week trial
program for residential recycling in the city last year,
"but it didn't go long enough. We have a recycling
center at Coquina now. I think the sooner we get go-
ing [with curbside] the better."
"It seems that every election we talk about recycling,"
O'Brien said, "then it dies. I'd like to see us do it."
Is the burgeoning area of boat moorings south of
the city pier an asset or liability to the city?
"It's not much of a liability," Sandberg said, "but
it does cause problems with people along the bayfront.
We have marinas going out of business, and we'll have
more and more boats coming. We need to have some-
thing in place, and we're working with the county. My
plan is to hurry it up in the next year or so."
"I'd like to see something in place," O'Brien said.
"It needs to be addressed."
Both candidates agreed that there should be no
high, fixed-span bridges to Anna Maria Island.
"I like our drawbridges," O'Brien said.
"We worked very hard to fight the high bridges,"
Sandberg said. "We live on the Island because we like
the slower pace, and people who don't like that prob-
ably don't fit our community."
Should Bradenton Beach and Cortez residents be-
gin discussions on combining forces and having the
village annexed into Bradenton Beach?
"We'd probably have to have Colin Powell to ne-
gotiate," O'Brien said. "Cortez doesn't want us, they
don't want to be remolded into the Disney style as we
are becoming. They're doing better with the county
commission than they would with us."
"I would have thought that, too," Sandberg said,
"but I've talked to some people in Cortez and they're
having a difficult time with the county. There seems to
be an interest in looking at it, as long as they can keep


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
In a 4-to-I vote, with commissioner Pat Geyer
dissenting, the Holmes Beach Commission directed
the city attorney to prepare a resolution accepting
a site plan for Island Starter and Alternator.
The only condition made by the commission
was that the outdoor lift must be removed for the
site plan to be in compliance with the city's land de-
velopment codes.
Donald Belmont and William Carlbert filed a
Joint petition for a special exception for the business
at 3014 Avenue C.
Belmont owns and leases the two units fronting
Avenue C to Carlbert, who owns and operates Island
Starter and Alternator, a full-service auto-repair shop.
The location is currently zoned commercial, C-3,
and Avenue C is a mixture of residential and commer-
cial properties within the area of Island Starter.
The building at 3014 Avenue C is divided into
four separate units; each comprises ground-level
commercial spaces and an elevated unit. Each of the
units can be owned individually and Air & Energy
currently operates out of one of the rear units of the
building.
Because Carlbert switched units within the


their own identity. It would bring a bigger population
base to Bradenton Beach and it could be a good mix."
Should the city pursue creation of an architectural
review board for new and renovated construction in the
city?
"The former Bradenton Beach Civic Association
called for one," Sandberg said, "but it could be more
stringent than people expect. Landscaping, drainage,
parking that's all OK, but when you get into the
style of doors or windows, it may be going too far."
"You have to be careful with what you tell people


same building, he was asked to file a new site plan
and to apply for a special exception to maintain the
vehicle lift outside the building.
Geyer voted against the special exception be-
cause the lift is a vital part of the auto shop's busi-
ness. She suggested that the lift be allowed to stay
as long as it could be moved farther from the right
of way.
City Attorney Patricia Petruff told the commis-
sion that based on its LDC there is no way they
could "shoehorn" in the lift. She said neither the
building department nor the code enforcement of-
ficer would have been able to legally permit the
outdoor lift because the codes call for all lifts to be
maintained indoors.
Two other automobile shops in Holmes Beach
have outdoor lifts, and according to Holmes Beach
Mayor Carol Whitmore, following the
commission's decision, the other auto shops re-
ceived notice that they too must remove their out-
door lifts.
Parking issues at Island Starter's location were
overlooked by the commission since the assistant
superintendent of public works noted that any busi-
ness occupying space in that building would never
meet the parking requirements of the current codes.


they can and can't do," O'Brien said. "It's important
not to keep building boxes on stilts."
Why should voters pick you over your opponent?
"I believe my approach is more people-oriented,"
Sandberg said. "We have to find more grant money for the
city, and I believe my organizational skills will help with
that."
"I will listen to you, and the citizens will come
first," O'Brien said. "I don't see that happening today.
We have to look forward, not backward. We are not an
armpit or blighted."


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PROVEN RESULTS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS


* Requested and received 100% funding for Key Royale Bridge.
* Worked with the county commission, and received 100% fund-
ing for an Island-wide transit system with 20-minute service and
increasing ridership from 64 riders per day to between 600-
1,000 riders per day.
* Developed an Adopt-An-Island with commission and the beauti-
fication committee at a minimal cost to the city.
* Wrote and received a grant to improve drainage in Haverkos
Basin.
* Worked with the five city and county governments on "The
Accord."
* Spearheaded bringing the Privateers back to the Island.


* Developed policy/procedures in general government/public
works/treasurer's department.
* Coordinated the building and funding of the Birdie Tebbitts ball
field.
* Have coordinated five cities and the county for funding on the
micro-skateboard park.
* Worked with Keep Manatee Beautiful for a beautification project
at the entrance way to the public beach.
* Coordinated the street light installation at the public beach.
* Wrote and received grant for bike paths to complete entire city.
* Worked with city staff to change health insurance to PPO under
the Manatee County plan.


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Fine looking dump
For the past four months Carol Codella has been trying to get the City of Holmes Beach to help prevent water
runoff and dirt from washing off a neighbor's empty lot into her yard. "I have pleaded with city officials from
the mayor to the commissioners to building officials, but found no laws to protect me. They claim all they can
do is require the homeowner to mow the property," Codella said. "It seems that the welfare of neighborhoods
and individuals are not as important as decorating the island, trolleys and skateboard parks. Islander Photo:
Courtesy Carol Codella


THE ISLANDER U OCT. 30, 2002 U PAGE 5


Building official

to stay in

Bradenton

Beach
By Paul Roat
Bradenton Beach Building Official Bob
Welch has withdrawn his job applications to other
cities and will remain in his position with the city.
"I didn't want to move out of the area,"
Welch said, "and I have a lot of unfinished
projects here in Bradenton Beach."
Welch told city commissioners in early
October he had been offered a job as building
official in South Pasadena in Pinellas County
for $52,000 a year. He told The Islander he was
paid $47,000 a year in Bradenton Beach. "I'd
like to stay here," he said at the time, "but I'd
like to negotiate a better deal with the city."
Welch had also applied for the building
official position in Anna Maria City, which was
advertised with a salary up to $55,000 annually.
Welch said he turned down the South Pasa-
dena offer and withdrew his application to
Anna Maria City.
"The job up there just didn't seem to fit
me," Welch said of the South Pasadena posi-
tion. "I pulled the Anna Maria application be-
cause I realized it was too divisive for the Is-
land. When I was on vacation I realized apply-
ing there wasn't the best idea I've ever had."
Among the projects pending in Bradenton
Beach is implementation of the visioning plan
the city began earlier this year. Planning and
zoning board members are discussing a host of
issues related to how the city will develop dur-
ing the next 30 years in meetings that could
stretch well into next year.


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0 01'_

Opinion


Trick or vote?
Once we're past Halloween, there's some serious
business at hand with the Nov. 5 general election.
Voters will take to the polls to elect a governor,
federal and state representatives, judges and myriad
officials as well as two Island officials.
The Islander has a longstanding political custom of
making what we hope are responsible, thoughtful elec-
tion recommendations. With much political back-
ground spread amongst us from before we became a
newspaper 10 years ago, we can only hope.
It has been our policy throughout those years to
more often than not retain incumbent officials barring
any gaffes in office or in their personal lives.
Such is the case in the Holmes Beach mayoral race
and the Bradenton Beach commission race for the
Ward 4 seat.
Based on her years on the commission and as
mayor of Holmes Beach, incumbent Carol Whitmore
deserves to keep her job even though she previously
said she didn't want it. Two years ago she was dead set
on quitting. Her reasons for seeking another term are
tainted by her indication that she would run only if she
didn't care for the person who sought to replace her.
As a potential lame duck, she pushed through some
special interest issues and projects that might have other-
wise gone by the wayside and for those there are regrets.
In spite of her motives, she deserves to return to office if
she's willing to again tackle the job at hand in earnest.
Her opponent Joan Perry has the right motives and
strong ideas for how the city should be run and profes-
sional governmental experience to back that up. She has
a proven track record in the environmental field and, al-
though her detractors point to a lawsuit against the city,
they should recollect it was generated by the spurious
actions of a former mayor and Perry acted selflessly in the
best interest of her neighbors and fellow citizens.
Someday we'll have a new mayor in Holmes
Beach, but likely not this year. We recommend Carol
Whitmore for mayor of Holmes Beach.
We have a relatively new incumbent in Bradenton
Beach challenged by a candidate who sees misdeeds in
developers, lawyers, commissioners, citizens and any-
one else affiliated with the development of Old Bridge
Village.
The rhetoric flew from Anna O'Brien at our can-
didate forum, but calling Bradenton Beach an "armpit"
and developers and lawyers "vultures" and then swip-
ing the mayor and the commission with the same cloth
is, to use her terminology, balderdash.



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Unfortunately, O'Brien is a one-issue candidate
whose attack tactics were distasteful to us and even to
some of her supporters. It's just not "becoming" in an
Island election.
O'Brien and other citizens in favor of changing
zoning, reducing density and protecting neighborhoods
need to rally for those issues in accordance with the
city's visionimg process, and we will support that effort.
In her year on the commission, Mollie Sandberg


Opinion



Luckiest in world
I was overwhelmed by the reception Thursday
evening, so many of my friends were there to greet me.
The handsome plaque and gift certificates from restau-
rants were certainly appreciated.
I truly felt like Citizen of the Year, although I still
question ifI deserve this honor. A big thank you to all the
restaurant owners for their generous gift certificates.
Carolyne and I will enjoy their meals for quite awhile.
I have lived in Anna Maria City since 1957 and con-
sider myself the luckiest man in the world to have raised
my children in this Island paradise with wonderful friends.
My thanks to the selection committee, especially
Charlie Daniel, who worked so hard on this project.
George Norwood, Anna Maria
Thanks for Bayfest
Island Bayfest was great fun and so well-sup-
ported! Island Middle School would like to extend a
special thank you to all of the parents and students who
participated and showed their true school spirit. IMS
truly is a "cool school."
We would also like to thank the following people
who helped make this such a successful event:
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce for rec-
ognizing our need for financial support and for invit-
ing us to participate in Bayfest, Micheline Grenier for
her artistic talents and design work for our new school
shirts, J&J Graphics for their hard work in getting our
new shirts printed up in time for the event, Jamal at the
Manatee Avenue Chevron station for outfitting the
Conch Fritters with their stylish shades.
Also Dr. Dave Band for assistance in getting the


By Egan


has handled a wide range of issues and contributed to
the budget process with considerable insight and prac-
tical knowledge.
She promises to pursue the path for more and more
grant money to offset costs to citizens for improve-
ments and we recommend you cast your vote in
Bradenton Beach to retain Mollie Sandberg.
Our best advice: Stock up on Halloween treats and
get out to vote early.


sound system set up for the Conch Fritters, Andi Morris
and Marion Robles for their donations of painting sup-
plies for our fish prints, and all of our parent and fac-
ulty volunteers who put in such efforts to staff our
booths and prepare our budding musicians.
Lastly, we would like to express our gratitude to
our local community members for the ongoing support.
Jeanne S. Shell, Executive Director, IMS

'Cell tower mafia'
Warning to Island residents: Your residential Island
paradise is about to be changed forever. The cell tower
mafia is still working in secret and nasty ways to bring a
gigantic cell tower to the Roser Memorial Community
Church parking lot.
Please attend the meetings at Anna Maria City Hall
and tell your elected officials that we do not want this
cancer-causing radiation tower in our Island community.
(Mayor) SueLynn, I would like to see you put in writ-
ing your position on this. I cannot believe you are going
to let the money from these greedy companies destroy our
Island paradise.
The Roser Church has been cutting down mangroves
and trees illegally to pave the way for their cell tower.
They have destroyed the natural habitat of the parrots and
herons. I have seen this with my own eyes. They have no
respect for the birds and creatures that live in beautiful
Lake La Vista, including families with children.
All of God's creatures want to go to heaven. We just
don't want to go sooner that we have to because of radia-
tion poison from a cell tower.
Robert Sexton, Anna Maria


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THE ISLANDER M OCT. 30, 2002 M PAGE 7


Anna Maria Code Enforcement Board faces busy year


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria's new code enforcement board held its
first meeting Oct. 21 and quickly learned that it should
be busier than the previous 12 months. The board last
met m November 2001.
New board member Duke Miller was elected chair-
person while Luanne Collins was re-elected as vice
chairperson. Other board members are Gordon Atkins,
John Fara and William Iseman.
While there are no pending cases for the board to
hear, Code Enforcement Officer Gerry Rathvon asked
for the board's help in reviewing and modifying two
ordinances: the city's noise ordinance and that dealing
with high grass and weeds.
These two ordinances have given Rathvon the
"greatest trouble" she said, as they are vague and dif-
ficult to interpret.
When Collins said she might have a problem "writ-
ing rules and then applying them" should a case con-
cerning a rewritten ordinance come before the board,
City Attorney Jim Dye said there should be no problem
with the board improving an ordinance.
Remember, he said, ordinance review is just half


of what the board does. The other half is reviewing the
facts of a case and making a decision.
He likened the board to that of a county commis-
sion, which often has to make zoning changes, then
decide if a particular case gets a zoning exception.
Rathvon was concerned that the high grass ordi-
nance was so vague that someone could contest a code
enforcement violation and the city could lose the case.
Miller noted that it was possible the board could
end up deciding what is "high grass and overgrown,"
then later have a case come before it on this issue.
Yes, replied Rathvon.
She also noted the city's 1981 noise ordinance had
specific decibel levels mentioned while the current
ordinance just says noise "can't carry" and invokes a
"quiet time." The board may want a return to a decibel
level in the ordinance, she said.
Miller wondered if there was a case to come before
the board.
Rathvon said there are no cases presently for the
board to consider.
Board members agreed to review the two ordi-
nances and compare them with similar ordinances from
other area municipalities between now and their Nov.


18 meeting. Possible changes to both ordinances will
be discussed then, Miller said.
Rathvon also explained the process by which the
board would deal with a case.
Rathvon first sends a letter to a property holder
giving them 10-14 days to correct the problem or con-
tact her for an extension. If the matter is not resolved
within that time frame, Rathvon sends a violation no-
tice giving 30 days for the property owner to either
correct the problem, a'sk for an extension, or appeal the
matter.
If nothing is resolved at the end of the 30-day pe-
riod, the matter goes before the board, Rathvon said.
Any meeting of the code enforcement board to hear
a violation is a public meeting, City Attorney Jim Dye
said, but he attends those meetings only as an advisor
to the board. Rathvon and the city must hire a separate
attorney to present the case before the board.
Dye also gave board members an overview of how
Florida's Sunshine Law affects their actions as mem-
bers of a quasi-judicial municipal board.
The board set the third Monday of each month as
a meeting date.


Villa Rosa developers hopeful of quick settlement


The developers of the Villa Rosa subdivision on
South Bay Boulevard in Anna Maria are hopeful of an
early settlement of their lawsuit against the Lardas fam-
ily over who owns the bottomlands at the property
bought this past summer for $3.1 million.
GSR Developers LLC filed suit Oct. 18 against the
Lardas family, essentially claiming they purchased five
pieces of property from the Lardas family, but only
received deeds to four.
The Lardas family reportedly received a tax bill for
the bottomlands from the Manatee County Property
Appraisers Office, prompting that family to write a
letter to the City of Anna Maria stating they still owned
the bottomland at Villa Rosa.
Steve Noriega of GSR Development said there have


been discussions between attorneys for both sides on a
settlement and an offer and counteroffer have been made.
He referred further questions to GSR Development
attorney Kirk Pinkerton. Efforts to reach Pinkerton
were unsuccessful.
"But we believe we have a very strong case," said
Noriega.
If the GSR lawsuit is successful, or a settlement
reached, Noriega said homeowners along the canals
should not worry about building a pier or accessing the
water. "We'll do what's right with those canals" and
the people affected, he pledged.
Villa Rosa is planned as an 18-unit gated subdivi-
sion of canalfront homes with an estimated sale price
of about $1.2 million per unit.


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Oct. 24 76 90 Trace
Oct. 25 75 90 0
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Proposed Anna Maria City charter reviewed


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria's proposed new city charter received
generally favorable reviews from city commissioners
at the Oct. 22 commission workshop.
Even the three members of the public who showed
up to provide input did not seriously object to essen-
tially changing the system of government in Anna
Maria to that of a mayor independent of the city com-
mission.
The proposed changes to the city charter include:
Separating the legislative and executive branches
of government, removing the mayor from the city com-
mission and the creation of a fifth commission seat.
The new commission would elect its own chairperson,
who would also serve as the city's deputy mayor. Un-
der this separation, the mayor would be the chief ex-
ecutive officer of the city as in the current charter, and
have veto power that can be overturned by a super
majority commission vote. The mayor would not vote
on the commission. The proposed charter more clearly



Island tax office to start
driver license service
The Anna Maria Island office of the Mana-
tee County Tax Collector's Office will add
driver license services to its other responsibili-
ties, Ken Burton has announced.
He is the county's tax collector and said the
new service will begin in 2003, but a date has
not been set. In addition to issuing Florida
driver licenses, the office will renew or replace
driver licenses, ID cards and transfers from out
of state.
Driver license-related transactions will in-
clude a $5.25 fee, Burton said, most of it to go
to office operations and maintenance. Details
are available at 741-4800.


defines the separation and strengthens the legislative
and executive roles in city government.
Creating the position of administrator as a pos-
sible future appointment by the mayor, subject to city
commission approval. The job description and qualifi-
cations will be defined in the city's administrative
code.
Addition of a definitions section to the charter to
help reduce any confusion caused by the use of certain
terms within the document.
Changing election day from February to Novem-
ber because the committee has learned there are more
registered voters that participate in a November elec-
tion than in a February election and it costs the city
about $2,000 more to hold a February election than it
would cost in November.
Extending the residency requirement to seek elec-
tion to a municipal office from six months to two years.
But commissioners still found a few items that
need further definition before the document is ready to
be approved by the commission and presented to the
voters in the February 2003 election.
There was considerable discussion of the mayor's
participation on the city commission, if he or she is no
longer a member of the commission.
The consensus was that the mayor "should attend"
rather than "may attend" city commission meetings.
The mayor will also sit at the dais with commission
members, provide input on issues and present reports
as requested.
Commissioners agreed to ask City Attorney Jim
Dye for clarification on various sections where state
statutes might override the charter. There were several
"what if' possibilities suggested in the event no one
runs for city office and Dye will also be asked for an
opinion on those questions.
There was a lot of discussion about the section
dealing with the creation of a city administrator posi-
tion.
City Commissioner John Michaels was convinced
the city charter already allowed the mayor to hire such


an employee, subject to


city commission approval.


"There's no reason the mayor can't hire someone. I
suggest it's already in our charter."
Aposporos explained the creation of an administra-
tor, saying "we just wanted to name that position,"
because the charter review committee believes the cur-
rent charter is unclear.
"But if you believe the mayor already has the
power, by all means delete the administrator," he said.
Michaels, while retaining his objection, noted com-.
mission approval would still be needed for both hiring
and funding the position.
Commissioners John Quam and Linda Cramer,
along with the mayor, agreed this section should re-
main.
There was discussion about the language in the
charter for staggered terms for the mayor and commis-
sioners until all six were on the same election cycle,
(e.g) three positions elected every November.
The new charter calls for the commission to ap-
point the fifth commissioner in February 2003 to serve
until November 2003 at which time the seat would
become vacant. Anyone elected to that office in No-
vember 2003 would then serve a full, two-year term.
Under the transition language of the proposed
charter, the two commission seats that now expire in
February 2004 would instead expire in November 2003
and the two commissioners elected in February 2003
would serve until November 2004. The term of mayor
would be extended from February 2004 to November
2004.
The commission consensus was to retain the tran-
sition language and election in the charter, but ask Dye
for an opinion on what the city might do in the event
no one filed to run for office.
Commissioners must approve any proposed char-
ter changes by resolution prior to a vote by city resi-
dents, and will probably do so at a special commission
meeting in November, said Mayor SueLynn.
"We don't have a lot of time," she said, noting that
the deadline to give the document to the Manatee
County Supervisor of Elections for inclusion on the
February 2003 ballot is Dec. 20, 2002.


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THE ISLANDER 0 OCT. 30, 2002 0 PAGE 9

Holmes Beach building now fit for construction


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The Island Fitness Center building in Holmes
Beach, site of the former Eckerd store, has been given
permits for interior construction of three business lo-
cations and owner John Belsito anticipates completion
by Jan. 1, 2003.
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce,
one of the three new tenants for the building, should
have its offices completed in December, Belsito said,
because that space is smaller than what Island Fitness


Center requires.
"I'm hoping to have the fitness center finished
around the first or shortly thereafter," said Belsito, who
owns Island Fitness, currently located at 5345 Gulf
Drive in Holmes Beach. The third tenant, Gulf-Bay
Realty, should have its offices completed at the same
time as the chamber of commerce, he said.
Belsito said he is negotiating with other tenants,
but no agreement has been finalized.
Holmes Beach Building Official Bill Saunders said
the three permits were issued Oct. 21.


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At the same time, Saunders discounted for now any
parking problem at the location. "As of the moment,
there is adequate parking," he said.
Any future problem with parking would depend
upon what businesses lease there and how many em-
ployees would be involved in those new businesses,
Saunders indicated.
A prior problem with the building's roof overhang-
ing onto the Tidemark property was resolved several
months ago, said Saunders. The "footprint" of the cen-
ter has not changed, he said.

Bridge Street Renaissance
celebration next week
To "jump-start that holiday shopping," Bradenton
Beach businesses plan a Bridge Street Renaissance the
evening of Saturday, Nov. 9.
Stores, restaurants and resorts along the historic
street will be open late, from 5 to 9 p.m., with drawings,
sales and refreshments to welcome shoppers. So said
Nancy Sutton Scott, marketing director for special ser-
vices for the new BridgeWalk resort and spokesperson
for the event.
A special prize will be "The Ultimate Shopping
Spree," gift certificates for use in shops and restaurants
as well as BridgeWalk.
Further information is available at 782-1129.


Bohnenberger to address
civic group Saturday
Holmes Beach City Commission Chairman Rich
Bohnenberger will discuss "The Ins and Outs of a
Charter Government" at a meeting of the Holmes
Beach Civic Association Saturday, Nov. 2.
The meeting will be at 10:30 a.m., preceded by
refreshments at 10, at the Island Branch Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. It is open to the public.
Bohnenberger's presentation will close out the series
"Basic Government 101" sponsored by the association.


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'Rumors' fly at Players Theater
Another lively work by the irrepressible playwright
Neil Simon will tread the boards at the Island Theater
when the Players present "Rumors."
The play will open Thursday, Nov. 14, and play
through Sunday, Nov. 24. Curtain times are 8 p.m.
except for the two Sunday matinees, which start at 2
p.m.
In "Rumors," the elegant Sneden's Landing home
of Charley, deputy mayor of New York, and his wife
Myra doesn't look like a place where a party is about
to begin. When the Gormans arrive by invitation, they
know something is amiss.
For Charley's political benefit they want to concoct
a story to cover for him in the proceedings, but can't
agree on the details.
Things get sticky right off the bat. The Gomezes
arrive with their BMW newly damaged, their Steuben
glass gift broken, with minor injuries themselves, and
they're not about to accept any story. Even so, they
contribute their own improvised rumors.
So it goes. The Cusacks contribute their confusion,
as do the Coopers. Chris is dying for a cigarette, they
all want something to eat, Cookie spends most of her
non-cooking time lying on a pillow to ease her back
pain, everybody wants to talk to Dr. Dudley.
When the cops arrive the party is going so well
they have to break in, which doesn't lessen either con-
fusion or rumors.
The cast features Robin Rhodes as Chris Gorman,
Hugh Scanlon as Ken Gorman, Georgette Thomas as
Claire Ganz, Gabe Simches as Lenny Ganz, Sam
McDowell as Ernie Cusack, Miriam Ring as Cookie
Cusack, Tom Aposporos as Glenn Cooper, Sylvia
Marnie as Cassie Cooper, Roger Byron as Officer
Welch and Sally Good as Officer Pudney.
Director is Phyllis Elfenbein and Dorothy Eder is
stage manager. Art Ballman designed the sets, Don
Bailey costumes, Chris McVickers lighting, Walt
Schmidt and Bob Grant sound.
The theater is at Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue in
Anna Maria. The box office will be open from 9 a.m.
until 2 p.m. starting Monday, Nov. 4, or tickets at $14
may be ordered at 778-5755.

Garden sculpture comes to
Corbino Galleries
Corbino Galleries on Longboat Key will introduce
garden sculpture among its November exhibits at 5350
Gulf of Mexico Drive. The sculptures are by Lisa
Bookstein, California artist who works in mosaics.
Also on view will be still life paintings by Dennis'
Wojtkiewicz and paint containers and brushes by Os-
car Lakerman. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues-
day-Friday, 10 a.ni.-3 p.m. Saturday. Details are avail-
able at 387-0822.
Phoenix Frame reopening
gallery Sunday
Phoenix Frame will reopen its art gallery from
noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at 5416 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
Featured will be works of artists Max Bullock,
Jacquie Clark, Roger Folk, Jeanne Garrison, Nancy
Hawkins, Doc Harris, Fernando Madridejos, Hannah
Price and Sharon Stewart.
Hours at the new gallery will be 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m.-3p.m. Saturday. Details
may be obtained at 778-5480.

Saltwater fishing course set
at Longboat center
Registration is under way for a saltwater fishing
course at the Education Center of Longboat Key, 5370
Gulf of Mexico Drive. Registration may be.done at the
center or by calling 383-8811.
The course will begin from 3-5 p.m. Nov. 7 and con-
tinue for six Thursdays, skipping Thanksgiving Day. Cost
is $70 for center members, $75 non-members.
Longtime fishing guide Capt. Ric Ehlis will cover
different topics each week on how to catch such fish as
snook, redfish, cobia, tarpon, grouper and snapper -
how, when and where to fish for them.

Oops
In a photo in last week's edition of The Islander
takend at a Democratic Party fundraiser at the Sandbar
restaurant Gilbert Smith was misidentified due to a
reporter's error.


7th Anna Maria art, craft sale
is this weekend
The Anna Maria Fall Fest of Arts and Crafts
show returns to the Island from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 2 and 3, on the field next
to Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive.
This seventh edition of the annual festival
will have artists and crafters from a dozen states
as well as Anna Maria Island and the mainland,
said Donna Powell of the sponsoring Sunset Bou-
levard Promotions.
In addition to fine art, jewelry, clothing, pho-
tography and crafts, the Wildlife Education and
Rehabilitation Center will give lectures on saving
wild birds and animals. The event is free. Details
are available at 927-1375.



Composer Moerk to tell of
'Music of Words'
Dr. Alice Moerk, composer, will present "The
Music of Words" at a meeting of the Gulf Coast Writ-
ers at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 4, at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Moerk compositions have been performed in many
parts of the United States and Europe. Further informa-
tion is available at 792-5295.

Don't forget to vote
Nov. 5, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Election day is Tuesday for myriad posts in federal,
state and local offices.
Electors in Anna Maria City may cast their ballots
at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive.
There are two polling places in Holmes Beach:
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, and
St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive.
In Bradenton Beach, voters may cast their ballots
at city hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.

Pier Regulars welcoming back
winter 'regulars'
The Pier Regulars, the very loosely organized
group that headquarters at the Anna Maria Island City
Pier, will "welcome back winter regulars" at a break-
fast Wednesday, Nov. 6.
It's actually a special edition of the monthly "first
Wednesday" breakfast where the Regulars join to-
gether for hale fellows anrd full stomachs, interrupting
their usual routine of fishing and other activities. It will
be a buffet style meal from 7:15-8 a.m.
Full particulars and a personal "welcome home"
are available from the Pier Regulars president, Frank
Almeda, at 778-7062.

7-session boating skills course
starts Tuesday
The Coast Guard boating skills and seamanship
program is being offered by Auxiliary Flotilla 81 start-
ing Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 5801 33rd Ave. Ct. W.,
Bradenton, just inside the G.T. Bray Park entrance.
It will be presented from 7-9 p.m. on seven con-
secutive Tuesdays and Thursdays for novice and pro-
spective boat owners, and includes federal and state
regulations.
Further information maybe obtained by calling
778-2495 or 795-6189.

Legion post sponsoring breakfast
American Legion Post 24 is serving an all-you-
can-eat breakfast from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov.
3, at Kirby Stewart Hall, 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton.
The event is open to the public and especially any
veteran, "since it's just over a week before Veterans
Day," said a post spokesman. Cost is $4 per person.
On the menu are eggs, biscuits and gravy, french
toast, sausage, bacon, potatoes, grits "and good music."
Details may be obtained at 794-3489.


Anna Maria fall cleanup Nov. 16
Anna Maria's fall clean-up day will be from 8 a.m.
to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at the south side of the
Anna Maria City Pier parking lot near Spring Avenue.
Yard waste must be separated from other refuse
and trash, a city bulletin said, and no batteries, tires or
paint will be accepted at this cleanup.


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Halloween horrors
Ghouls like these will be out in force Thursday night
for Halloween festivities. This scary foursome was
part of the annual haunted house at the fire station
in Bradenton Beach, the highly successful
fundraising event for the West Manatee Fire &
Rescue volunteers. Islander Photo: Paul Roat

Bela Lugosi's legacy
will rule at ball
"Bela's Ball," a dark tribute to the late horror
movie icon Bela Lugosi, will feature a "fiesta of dark-
ness" with artists from all over, including Anna Maria,
Friday, Nov. 1.
It will be at the Valeri Rose Studio in the Village
of the Arts, 1119 12th St. W., Bradenton, from 6 p.m.
until the witching hour.
Hostess Valeri Rose pointed out that it will be on
the Day of the Dead, or All Saints Day, the day after
Halloween as tradition dictates. She is hanging "dark
artworks" and has arranged participation in the
Village's costume contest and scavenger hunt, both
hair-raisers that may help baldies, she said.
Artists to be featured include Carrie Price of Anna
Maria, John Sudnick, Melissa, George Box, Angela
Dickerson, Cassandra Gordon-Harris, Karen Klosky,
Rose herself and others.
As samples she cited "Dragon Daddy" by Box,
"Joie d'la Vie" and "Not Just Another Pretty Face" by
Gordon-Harris, and her own "Coupe d'Val" and
"Thought."
Further information may be obtained by calling
748-8671.


Kids to trail


their treats


tomorrow

By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
The Island's youngsters have a long row to hoe, or
trail to treat or trick, with more than 100 stops along
their Trail of Treats tomorrow.
The big Halloween blowout starts at 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 31, in Holmes Beach and hundreds of
kids will fan out from there, following maps to partici-
pating businesses that will provide treats in volume and
variety.
Mary Ann Brockman, executive director of the
sponsoring Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
and sparkplug of the Trail, said more than 100 busi-
nesses from Anna Maria to Bradenton Beach have
signed up to host the young ghosts, witches, monsters
- and Harry Potter characters by the score.
Their costumes will be judged at the Chamber of
Horrors, in the parking lot in front of LaPensee Plumb-
ing and Brian's Sunnyside Up Cafe on Gulf Drive at
Holmes Boulevard.
That will be at 3:30 p.m., and prizes will be
awarded for costumes in many categories scariest,
most beautiful, most original, etc., in the various age
groups. The Whistle Stop, Walgreens and Publix are
donating most of the prizes, and Capt. Kim's Charters
in Cortez is providing kids with loot bags.
The judging will be completed about 4 o'clock and
the kids will head out from there along the Trail of
Treats as spotted on maps the Chamber will give them.
The search in the Holmes Beach business district will
end about 6 p.m. at Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach,
where more treats await.
Volunteers by the dozens will help keep an eye on
the festivities at the Chamber of Horrors and along the
Trail.
Two major plusses were cited by Brockman: The
kids won't have to go off the Island for their big Hal-
loween celebration, and all the stops along the Trail are
with responsible, reputable merchants so there is little
to fear of anything nasty happening.
"The businesses really deserve tremendous credit,"
Brockman said. "Most of them are staying open late to
take care of Halloween for the youngsters. They're
doing it for the kids."
Understating her case, she added, "It will be quite
a nice thing."

Woman's club to hear about
'Responsibilities'
"Responsibilities of a Department Chairman" will
be discussed at a meeting of the Woman's Club of
Anna Maria Island at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6.
The meeting will be at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407. Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Hostesses will be Nina Compton, Lorretta Galivan,
Florence Gelderman, Marjorie Kendall, Julia DiRocco
and Leda Van Wormer. Details are available at 778-
7865.


Obituaries


Marguerite 'Sis' Lafaye Magee
Marguerite "Sis" Lafaye Magee, 89, of Tampa and
Anna Maria Island, died Oct. 17.
Mrs. Magee began visiting Anna Maria Island as
a child from her home in Tampa via the steamer that
docked at the Anna Maria City Pier. She and her late
husband Joe purchased property and built cottages used
as vacation homes. They retired to the Island in 1970,
and spent much of their time on the water fishing. She
was a former member of the Anna Maria Island Art
League, Anna Maria Island Garden Club and Anna
Maria Island Historical Society. She taught craft
classes at the Island Hobby Shop.
Memorial services were Oct. 21. C.E. Prevatt Fu-
neral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by daughter "Peggy" Marguerite
Magee Menendez of Temple Terrace; sons Jim M. of


Atlanta and Dan of Anna Maria Island; seven grand-
children; and numerous great-grandchildren.

William Harold Tanner
William Harold Tanner, 76, of Holmes Beach, died
Oct. 22.
Born in Lerna, Ill., Mr. Tanner came to Manatee
County from Saint Lucia, West Indies, in 1991. He was
a retired architect. He served in the U.S. Air Force
during World War II. He was a member of Anna Maria
Island Power Squadron.
There will be no services. Memorial contributions
may be made to the Anna Maria Island Power Squad-
ron, 628 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.
He is survived by companion Melvin Dietrich; sis-
ter Ruth Nugent of Mesa, Ariz.; and brother John
Lowell of Stewart, Ill.


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Voyles is 80 and Artist of Month


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
It took him several successful ca-
reers to get there, but Dr. Carl Voyles is
reaching his 80th birthday and Artist of
the Month honors simultaneously.
He is a medical doctor, Navy cap-
tain, author and artist who has lived on
the Island since 1986. Not least of his
passing achievements is co-founding the
Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island,
which is honoring him Sunday and
throughout November.
The guild has named him Artist of
the Month and will feature his works all
month. Sunday, Nov. 3, it will honor
him on his 80th birthday with a public
party and reception from noon to 3 p.m.
at the guild's gallery, 5414 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
First among well-wishers will be his
wife Joan, herself a well-known Island
artist.
Voyles, son of a professional foot-
ball coach, graduated from Duke and
Johns Hopkins universities. He joined
the Vietnam Project Hope in 1965 for
several months, and years later returned
as a Navy. doctor to the same civilian
hospital in Vietnam. That won him the
Legion of Merit citation.
He spent 30 years in the Navy, retir-
ing as a captain, and his experiences
form the basis of much of his literary
production. He first wrote "Vignette of
Vietnam" from his diaries of the period,
then carried on its theme in the novel
"Voyage in a Red Canoe."
Recently published is "Angles and
Bangles," of the sea trials of a subma-
rine with the title taken from sailors'
description of the most wrenching up-


Dr. Carl Voyles in his element. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy


and-down challenges of a sub. "Angles
and Bangles" is one of the book's short
stories, a sort of Navy doctor's journal.
He is working on another novel now,
about half finished.


He met his artist wife Joan here soon
after his arrival, and chanced upon a gath-
ering of artists. Invited to join them as a
writer, he helped them found the guild.
Figuring a writer might qualify as


an artist, all right, but a painter might be
more legitimate, he started putting brush
to canvas. That was in 1989, and a mea-
sure of his success are his six paintings
hanging in the Island Bistro, not to ig-
nore his Artist of the Month exhibit in
the guild gallery.
There he will display four large
acrylics 30 by 40 inches, eight or 10
hands from his current focus on live
body casting, plus a couple of feet and
three faces. Old friend Brian Beebe will
bring music to the birthday/reception
Sunday, and Voyles may read from one
of his Vietnam books. Thereafter, gal-
lery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-
Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, 11
a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.
A cardiologist and internal medicine
specialist, Voyles was in private practice
for 15 years in St. Petersburg after retir-
ing from the Navy, and he still practices
as a volunteer. Some part-timer until
six months ago he volunteered part of
each week at the Immigration and Natu-
ralization Service Detention Center, part
of the week at the Manatee County Ju-
venile Detention Center, and one day at
the Professional Medical Center, 503
Manatee Ave., Holmes Beach. The
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ters now, so Voyles is down to his
Thursday at the Island's walk-in clinic.
His agenda is to finish his new
novel, keep up with his artwork, and re-
pair the brick patio in the backyard, his
wife said. That's at 80 what was he
like,as a mere stripling of 60 or 50?
"I can't believe its me, it's someone
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Recycling again discussed in Bradenton Beach


By Paul Roat
Bradenton Beach City Commission "alchemists"
are again looking into ways to turn trash into gold.
A trio of solid waste recycling officials from
Clearwater offered a presentation on how that city cre-
ated a program that has cleared more than $2.1 million
from 1993-94 to 2001, with a 20 percent return on the
initial investment.
The Clearwater recycling program encompasses
seven cities, unincorporated Pinellas County, and pri-
vate businesses, according to Bob Brumback, the direc-
tor of the program. Trash, garbage and recycling crews
collect from 26,800 single-family residences, 27,000
multi-family units and 2,300 commercial establish-
ments to the tune of 110,000 tons of solid waste a year.
Of that total, 23,677 tons of recyclable materials are
collected annually, Brumback said. Materials collected
include plastics, steel, tin and aluminum cans, newspaper,
cardboard, and clear, brown and green glass.
All of the residential units receive a bright yellow
plastic bin. Recyclable materials are put in the bin,
which is collected weekly at curbside. The recycling
collector sorts the materials at the curb and puts the
various recyclables in different sections of the truck.
When the truck is full, it goes to the recycling plant and
the material is dumped, compacted and sold to various
markets around the state and country.
Clearwater takes a processing fee of $19.50 for the
material, and then 25 percent of the market price per
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weekly, and large appliance pickup is on-call. All of the
service is included in a $22-per-month fee in
Clearwater, with some of the other cities varying in
charges from $18 to $24 per month.
Bradenton Beach charges its 550 sanitation cus-
tomers $125 a year for similar pickups excluding any
recycling and is the only city in Manatee County with-
out a curbside recycling program.
A key component in the success of the Clearwater
recycling program is the ability to find markets for the
material. Recyclables are a commodity, like pork bellies
or gold, and the market fluctuates almost hourly.
Brumback said the market peaked in 1994-95 when the
program had a profit of $747,000. The market dropped in
1998-99, and the program lost $44,000. Commodities
have risen since then, and last year had a $246,000 profit.
"We have found that recycling has to be tailored to
fit your community," Brumback said. "There are key
elements to it, but you need to build your program your
own way, and education and promotion is needed. The
key to recycling is marketing."
Bradenton Beach has been trying to develop a re-
cycling program since 1998. A drop-off center to ac-
commodate glass, cans, cardboard and plastic was cre-
ated at north Coquina Beach for residents and busi-
nesses, with some success.
Brumback said one truck with one driver can col-
lect 450 bins in an eight-hour shift. About 60 percent
of the residences in the Clearwater area recycle, so the


driver passes 900 houses to collect those 450 bins.
Using those figures in Bradenton Beach, one driver
could collect the city's recyclables in probably half a
day. A truck specifically designed for recycling costs
about $70,000; bins cost $5 each for a total of $2,750
for all city customers.
City commissioners are expected to discuss recy-
cling again at a later date.

Historic display:
'Women, Forgotten Floridians'
A display titled "Remember the Women: Forgot-
ten Floridians" will be at the Anna Maria Historical
Society museum through December, the society has
announced.
The exhibit was assembled by the Florida Humanities
Council, which said the women in the display "are not
known to most Floridians and have been largely forgot-
ten." The museum is at 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
The display ranges from the first natives and Span-
ish women from the 1500s to the 1960s "since recent
women have been covered elsewhere."
Uela, an earlier version of Virginia's Pocahontas,
as well as Augusta Fells Savage, the only black sculp-
tor whose work was exhibited at the 1930 World Fair,
are in the display, as well as Beth Johnson, elected from
Orlando in 1962 as the first woman state senator.
The museum is open free of charge Tuesdays,
Wednesday, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-
3 p.m. Details may be obtained by calling 778-0492.


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Democraic Candidjie for C)OC ner of Sleep King
Governor of Sarjgoua
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unteeied during the Vietnam War., er inm2 in
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PAGE 14 N OCT. 30, 2002 0 THE ISLANDER

George Norwood named

top citizen in Anna Maria
George Norwood was honored Oct. 24 at the Anna
Maria City Commission meeting as the city's citizen of
the year for 2002. In 1995, George's wife, Carolyne,
was given the same honor by then-Mayor Dorothy
McChesney.
Norwood came to Anna Maria Island in 1956 and
soon became manager of the Island Water Company.
When that business was bought by Manatee County,
George was then hired by the Manatee County Utility
System.
He served with the all-volunteer Anna Maria Fire
Department for 20 years and has been an active mem-
ber of Roser Memorial Community Church, eventually
becoming an usher and head usher. He was head of
transportation for the church until when his health de-
clined.
For the past 10 years, George and Carolyne have
volunteered their time with the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Society and helped it to grow from its infancy.
George thanked the city for his selection, but won-
dered if he had really done anything spectacular to re-
ceive the award. "It's a real honor and I thank every-
one," he said.
Along with his plaque, Norwood received gift cer-


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2002 MANATEE COUNTY
TAX COLLECTION NOTICE
The 2002 Manatee County Tax Roll has been delivered to the Tax Collector by the Property
Appraiser for collection beginning November 1, 2002. Taxes to be collected are Real Estate,
Special Assessments and Tangible Personal Property.
The 2002 Tax Bills will be mailed on October 31, 2002. If you have not received a tax bill by
November 8. you can pay your bill or print a duplicate bill from the Tax Collector's website
http://www.taxcollector.com. All City and County taxes, assessed on the Manatee County Tax Roll,
are entitled to discount for early payment as follows:
November .................... ...................... 4%
December .................... ....... ................ 3%
January .................... ... ........... ..... 2%
February ............................ ..................... 1%
On April 1st, unpaid taxes are delinquent and subject to 3% interest and advertising.
Payments received after March 31st must be in the form of certified funds.
TAXES MAY BE PAID AT ANY OF THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS,
Monday through Friday, during the office hours of 8:30 am to 5:00 pm:
1. Downtown Office, 415 10th St. W., Bradenton.
2. DeSoto Branch Office, 819 301 Blvd. W., Bradenton.
3. Palmetto Branch Office, 1341 10th St. E. (Hwy. 301E.), Palmetto.
4. Holmes Beach Branch Office, 3340 East Bay Dr., Holmes Beach.
OR
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$15.00. This is a change from previous years when the minimum tax was $5.00. Section 197.212
of the Florida Statutes allowed for this change after the passage of a resolution by the Manatee
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count will be automatically renewed for 2003, UNLESS you advise the Tax Collector to remove
your name.
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Island Biz


Drifting in at 44
The landmark Drift In lounge and package store
in Bradenton Beach at 120 Bridge St., along with its
sister at 2709 Cortez Road W. in Bradenton, are cel-
ebrating 44 years in business this November with a
number of specials and discounts for their loyal cus-
tomers.
Joe Cuervo, the general manager of the two stores,
said both the package store and cocktail lounge will be
"practically giving things away" from Wednesday, Oct.
30, through Nov. 5.
Daily specials will be in effect in addition to happy
hour prices for football games and other sporting
events, Cuervo said.
The original Drift In on Bridge Street was
founded by the late Louis B. Mack in 1958. Today's
group of owners and managers include Ed Sherrick
and Cuervo with Karlene Morgan managing the
Bradenton Beach operation and Barbara Metzger at


the Cortez Road location.
For more information on the 44th anniversary cel-
ebration, call 778-9088 or 756-2852.

Mixon's opening Friday
The world-famous Mixon Fruit Farm at 2712
26th Ave. E. in Bradenton will open for its 64th win-
ter season Friday, Nov. 1.
Mrs. Mary Mixon, the matriarch of the family, will
be at the farm opening day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to say
hello to all her long-time friends and customers. Island-
ers, mainlanders and visitors are invited to drop by and
sample this year's fruit crop.
In 1950 "Miss Mary" and husband, Bill Mixon,
started the Mixon mail-order catalogue that is still in
use today. She was born Jan. 1, 1929, the first baby in
Manatee County that year.
For more information on Mixon Fruit Farms, call
748-5829.


'Woody Candish & Friends' exhibit at Island library


The November art exhibit at the Island Branch
Library is titled "Woody Candish & Friends," a
mixed media art presentation arranged by the Mana-
tee Veterans Council and featuring the works of the
multi-talented Anna Maria sculptor/painter and his
equally artistic friends.
It will hang in the library at 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, through the month. It may be seen
from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday and Wednesdays, 10
a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday and Saturdays.
The November schedule of activities at the li-
brary:
Monday, Nov. 4-25, Internet class for begin-
ners (advance registration required at 778-6341),
8:30-10 a.m.
Monday, Nov. 18, Anna Maria Island Histori-
cal Society program, 3 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 5-26, veterans service officer
will interview clients (by appointment arranged


by calling 749-3030), 1-4 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 12, Friends of the Island
Branch Library's Focus on Florida program featur-
ing Jo Ann Frye of the Sarasota Opera, 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 6-20, Family Storytime, 7
p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 13, Friends of the Library
Book Club, 10:30 a.m.
Thursday and Friday, Nov. 21-22, AARP 55
Alive driving refresher course for seniors (advance
registration required by calling 776-1158), noon-
4 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 15, Manatee County Neighborly
Senior Services session for the elderly, 12:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 9, origami class, 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 30, Denny Fried and
Genevieve, authors of "Memoir of a Papillon," 2
p.m.
Further information may be obtained at 778-
6341.


THE ISLANDER N OCT. 30, 2002 E PAGE 15


Stars support

candidate with ads
By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
It took an Islander one phone call to launch
a big break into Hollywood and stars' support
for his candidate.
Always looking for backing for Jan
Schneider, who is running for the U.S. House of
Representatives, campaign volunteer Steve
Runfeldt of Holmes Beach called "cold" and
reached longtime Screen Actors Guild president
Ed Asner.
"Mr. Asner said he had a scheduling conflict
and couldn't cut an ad, but he gave me names
and numbers of friends he thought would help."
The magic entree turned out to be the other
candidate-"when I mentioned that Jan was run-
ning against Katherine Harris, the doors opened
right up. Three-fourths of them said, 'Thank
God somebody is running against her.'"
A surprising number of the stars he called
took the time and effort to cut spots for broad-
cast, he said Alec Baldwin, Susan Sarandon,
Shelley Berman, Mike Farrell, Martin Sheen and
Elliot Gould, who also called Schneider person-
ally.
"In this contest Jan is like David against
Goliath," he said, "and we all know how that
turned out."
Runfeldt's company does Internet market-
ing research into customer sales satisfaction,
mostly for AT&T.

Wild bird rescue class
starts Saturday
A wild bird rescue training class for persons 18 and
older is scheduled at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the
Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary on City Island off the
south ramp of the New Pass Bridge. For information
and registration call 388-4444.


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Anna Maria commission tables modular newsracks


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The Anna Maria City Commission tabled a recom-
mendation by the city's Environmental Education and
Enhancement Committee Oct. 24 for the Bradenton
Herald to spearhead a modular newsstand program in
the city, saying it needed more information from the
EEEC on the proposed contract.
Commissioners also tabled an accompanying pro-
posal for a city ordinance on the regulation of
newsracks after City Attorney Jim Dye said he didn't
have a grasp on the issue.
"I don't know what the agreement would look
like," Dye said. There is also a First Amendment issue
to deal with, he added.
Commissioner John Quam, the commission's liai-
son with the EEEC, said the object of the proposal is
to eliminate "visual clutter" on public property in the
city.
Dye said he needed to examine the contract, which
might be an easy problem to solve. But if the ordinance
"forces" a publication into a modular rack, there could
be a First Amendment issue.
Resident Charlie Daniel said the city commission
is spending too much time on such a minor issue.
"I think there are a lot more important things for the
commission to do than newspaper racks. This could go on
for years like everything else in this city," claimed Daniel.
Next, someone will want to dictate what color the racks
should be. "Just abandon the issue and move on. Look
how much time we've spent tonight."
The motion was tabled until the EEEC can provide
a copy of the contract with the Bradenton Herald and
Dye has had time to research the impact of a modular
newsrack ordinance.


Yoga classes resuming
Dolce Little will resume teaching yoga at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center on Nov. 8,
and those interested may register at the Center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, or call 778-
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Island building official
Mayor SueLynn said she was surprised by the
$332,000 per year cost estimate for an Island wide build-
ing department from Holmes Beach Mayor Carol
Whitmore. "It's a much larger estimate than I anticipated."
She met with Whitmore and Bradenton Beach
Mayor John Chappie for the second time on Oct. 28 to
discuss the proposal where the issue of costs would
likely be the main focus.
Under Whitmore's initial estimates, each city
would pay one-third of the entire cost to run the depart-
ment while SueLynn said she had anticipated the city
only paying its share of salary and benefits, for the
shared building officials.
Right now, the idea of a combined Island building
department seems to be "up in the air," she said.
Until that question is settled, the mayor said she is not
hiring a city building official, although the position has
been advertised and 11 resumes have been received.
She said former Anna Maria Building Official Bob
Welch, now doing the same job in Bradenton Beach,
has withdrawn his name from consideration.
At the same time, Public Works -Director George
McKay, who was also the city's building official until
August 2002, said he is undertaking state testing on his
own for his license, but that process may take two or
three months.
So the status of an Islandwide building department,
hiring a new building official for Anna Maria, or a re-
turn of George McKay to the post is all "up in the air,"
said SueLynn.

Micro skateboard park
Commissioners were to discuss the interlocal
agreement for the skateboard park in Holmes Beach,
but Commissioner John Michaels noted that Holmes
Beach had not "filled in the blanks" on costs. He didn't
think the commission could approve the agreement
"without knowing our share."
He'd also like to hear from the city attorney if this
is a "solid agreement."
Dye said he presumed it was a good agreement
since it was written by an attorney in his office, but he
had been unable to get that attorney and the Bradenton
Beach city attorney also a member of his law firm
- to sit down together and "tweak" it.
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maintenance of the skatepark, to be located in Holmes
Beach, are being undertaken by a private benefactor,
noted Michaels, so Anna Maria's costs are likely to be
for normal maintenance only.
Discussion on the issue was tabled until "the
blanks get filled."

Belle Haven grant
Commissioner Linda Cramer reported that the city
did not receive the state grant it applied for to restore the
Belle Haven cottage. She suggested some fundraising
might be in order to keep the issue moving forward.
SueLynn added that a field representative of the
Florida Bureau of Historic Preservation had called her
and wants the city to continue its efforts to obtain a
grant. She said the field representative will visit the city
in December to provide input for the city's grant appli-
cation in the next funding cycle.
In other actions and discussion, SueLynn reported
the city mailed out 1,400 questionnaires to property
owners to determine if they want to-continue receiving
copies of the minutes of city commission meetings by
mail. Of those who responded, the mayor said 55 want
them e-mailed, 81 want them sent by regular mail and
five opted for faxed copies.
The city has also received bids from seven compa-
nies to act as the city engineering firm and a decision
on those applications will be taken some time in the
next three weeks, she said.
Michaels also commented on letters sent to the city
claiming Laura Belflower, an attorney who represents
Verizon Wireless and Tech Tower Inc., was writing the
city's master wireless communications plan and the
city's ordinance.
That's absolutely not the case, said Michaels.
Belflower has attended the city's work sessions on the
cell tower plan and ordinance and has commented, as
anyone attending has a right to do.
"But none of us operate under the illusion
Belflower is there to give us a helping hand," con-
cluded Michaels.
Commissioners were to read and pass the zero lot-
line ordinance, but Webb raised the issue of how the
ordinance would deal with an easement between two
adjacent properties that an owner wants to combine.
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THE ISLANDER 0 OCT. 30, 2002 U PAGE 17


Center's education director pursues teaching career


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Mary Metcalf is leaving the Anna Maria Island
Community Center to follow in her mother's footsteps.
She will be leaving her job as the Center's education
director to pursue a career in teaching.
Metcalf s mom has been a teacher for more than 30
years and teaches English as a second language to
middle school kids in South Carolina.
Metcalf has worked at the Center as the education
director and TLC after-school counselor for the past
two years. The job was a career change from her work
in hospitality management.
Metcalf was originally hired by Maggie Rosario,
the previous education director, as a counselor. She
wanted to be a counselor to see if she liked working
with kids, and was offered Rosario's position when she
decided to leave.
Working at the Center has been more fulfilling
than Metcalf expected. "The love and admiration I re-
ceived from the kids has been nothing short of a gift,"
she said. "It's a job I love to get up and come to every
day and I've taken a sincere personal interest in each
child's well being and grown to love them."
Metcalf's last day at the Center is Wednesday, Oct.


30. She will be starting her new job as a teacher's as-
sistant at East Bradenton's Blanche H. Daughtrey El-
ementary School right away and she plans to pursue
obtaining her teaching certificate.
Her new career is only one of the changes in
Metcalf's future. She and Tom Moore, the Center's
football coach, are planning a June 2003 wedding.
Coincidentally Rosario, who left her job in 2000,
is planning a May 2003 wedding with the Center's
former athletic assistant.
Metcalf said the Center is still interviewing candi-
dates for her position, but with.the upcoming wedding
the timing is right for her to work toward a career in
education.
"My mom always told me I should be a teacher,"
she said. "She tells me 'I told you so' a lot."
Parting shot
Mary Metcalf gathered Haley Hutchison, Claudia
Tango and Vajra Morano for a photo at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center. Metcalf has been
the Center's education director for the past two
years and worked with Hutchison, Tango and
Morano in the TLC after-school program. Islander
Photo: Diana Bogan


Planning commission set to revise draft of mixed use zoning


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach Planning Commission will
meet with Governmental Services Coordinator Gerald
Smelt of the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council to
discuss proposed revisions to the comprehensive plan
and land development code which will allow mixed-
use zoning in commercial districts.
The planning commission will meet at 3 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 31, at Holmes Beach City Hall to dis-
cuss Smelt's comments and revisions of the planning
commission's proposed changes.
The commission is suggesting that the light com-
mercial C-l and C-2 zones be permitted to have hous-
ing above commercial businesses, and the C-3 district
would be permitted to add office space, but not hous-
ing above its more intense commercial uses.
The guidelines drafted by the commission during
summer meetings were submitted to Smelt for his re-




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view. The commission intends to forward its recom-
mendation to the city commission for approval after
considering Smelt's input.
In a memo to the planning commission, Smelt in-
dicated he had several concerns with the current draft.
He believes the proposed revisions are not specific
enough, lack clear incentives for developers, and that
"there is way too much unbridled discretion left to the
planning commission."
The commission believes that Smelt misunder-
stood its purpose, which according to Chairperson Sue
Normand is to provide checks and balances, making
recommendations to the city commission.
"We followed examples from across the state in draft-
ing our proposed revisions," Normand said. She indicated
that the commission took offense to Smelt's comments.
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Typically the commission has had a good working
relationship with Smelt, Normand said, and always
takes his recommendations under advisement.

Guild meeting Monday;
demonstration set
The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island will meet
at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, at the Episcopal Church of
the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
The following Friday, Nov. 8, watercolorist Barbara
Singer will demonstrate her skills at the guild's gallery,
5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. The works reflect
Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach and Longboat Key.
A graduate of Fairleigh-Dickinson University, she
teaches beginning and advanced watercolors at the
gallery from 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays. Details may be
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Principal lunch
Anna Maria Elementary School Principal Tim Kolbe
enjoyed lunch on "Bosses Day" compliments of
members of the staff and Ooh La La! European
bistro of Holmes Beach. He dined on beef Wellington
(filet mignon topped with pate baked in puff pastry
with bordelaise sauce) and all the trimmings fol-
lowed by a chocolate mousse-hazel nut souffle, all to
the chorus of oohs and aahsfrom students as he
paraded through the cafeteria and then from the
adults audience in the teacher's lounge. Islander
Photo: Bonner Joy


Budding florists
Third-grade students from Anna Maria Elementary School took a trip to the Island Florist in the Island
Shopping Center in Holmes Beach where they learned about various types offlowers and how a flower shop
operates. Islander Photo: Diana Bogan


Anna Maria Elementary School Menu


Monday, Nov. 4
Breakfast: Dannon Danimals Yogurt, Fruit, Cereal,
Juice
Lunch: Hamburger or Peanut Butter and Jelly Sand-
wich, Potato Smiles, Veggie Dippers, Fruit
Tuesday, Nov. 5
Breakfast: Sausage and Biscuit, Fruit, Cereal, Juice
Lunch: Grilled Cheese Sandwich or Salad Shaker,
Goldfish Tomato Soup, Fruit
Wednesday, Nov. 6
Breakfast: Dannon Danimals Yogurt, Fruit, Cereal,
Juice


PUBLIC NOTICE
FROM THE CITY OF ANNA MARIA


FALLI

C CLEANUP
Saturday Nov. 16 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
at the City Pier Parking Lot (Spring Avenue side)
RAIN DATE NOV. 23
Yard waste must be separated from other refuse
SSorry no batteries, tires or paint will be accepted at this cleanup
Remember... every Monday is recycle pickup day in Anna Maria.
Please set your blue bin at the curb.
For any questions about recycling, call city.hall at 708-6132, extension 25


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Lunch: Fish Sticks with Roll or Stuffed Shells, Sea-
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Friday, Nov. 8
Breakfast: French Toast Sticks with Syrup, Fruit, Ce-
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Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza or Ham and Cheese Sandwich,
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Island cheerleaders are 'teaming' with spirit


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
The Mighty Mites and Dolphin cheerleaders are
teaming up during football practices so the more expe-
rienced Dolphins can help inspire and boost the confi-
dence of the younger cheerleaders.
Both groups cheer for our Island teams participat-
ing in the Police Athletic League. The Mighty Mite
Cheerleaders range in age from 8 to 12 and the Dolphin
Cheerleaders are 12 to 14 years old.
Lynn Orlando coaches the Dolphin cheerleaders.
She's been coaching cheerleading for five years, four
years with one of the Island basketball squads and last
year, the first for the Island's participation in PAL, for
football.
Tara DeMarzian, who was Orlando's assistant
coach, has recently taken over coaching the Mighty
Mite cheerleaders, for this first yearfor the younger
football squad from the Island.
Both squads are open to anyone who is interested


Mighty Mites
Members of the Island's Mighty Mites cheerleading
squad include, front row, from left, Chandler
McClung, Emma Smith, and Brooke Cobb. Back
row, from left, Molly Wolfe, Destiny Harley, Tiffany
Andrasko and Chrissy Wolfe.


in cheering and Orlando said that girls who sign up are
not asked to try out.
"We don't make the girls try out. They don't have
to do cartwheels. They don't have to weigh 90 pounds.
They just have to want to cheer," Orlando said. "It
gives girls who might be a bit shy an opportunity."
"There is no discrimination and I think it's great,"
DeMarzian agreed. "We hope girls on our squad walk
away with positive self-discipline, teamwork, respon-
sibility and dependability."
The cheerleaders are responsible for showing up at
Tuesday practices and Saturday games, while Thursday
practices are optional.
"We don't want to overpush the girls," Orlando said.
"We're trying to teach them responsibility but we also
know teenagers have hor workk and other interests."
DeMarzian added that cheerleading offers girls an


Dolphin
cheerleaders
Members of the
Island Dolphin
cheerleading squad
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St- from left, Kayla
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Capello, back row,
from left, Heather
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pictured are Jordan
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a good time in a safe environment.
Orlando, whose daughter Alexandra is a Dolphin
cheerleader, says the group spends a lot of time together
outside of practice as well. She says they go for break-
fast, hold fundraisers and go to other games to watch
other cheerleaders.
Both DeMarzian and Orlando were cheerleaders
during their school days and have taught the girls some
cheers they know. The girls on the squad also have a lot
of input in what they do, Orlando said.
Some of the cheers they perform are found on the
Internet or are learned from watching other groups.
This year the Dolphins are also working on a dance
routine, which they will not only perform during half-
time at an upcoming game, but also at the end-of-sea-
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Wednesday, Oct. 30
8 to 9 a.m. "Good Morning Longboat Key"
breakfast at the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce,
6854 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information:
387-9519.
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. 31
3:30 to 6 p.m. Anna Maria Island Chamber of
SCommerce costume contest and 'Trail of Treats" at the
parking lot across Gulf Drive from the chamber office,
5337 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Friday, Nov. 1
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Opening reception for Anna
Maria Island Art League's "Open Exhibit" at the AMI Art
League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Informa-
tion: 778-2099.
6 to 9 p.m. Artists reception for Jack Dowd and
friends at Kaos Gallery South, 1122 12th St. W.,
Bradenton's Village of the Arts District. Information:
747-0823.
Saturday, Nov. 2
9:30 a.m. to noon -Black-and-white photo hand
tinting class with Deidre Bedford at the Palma Sola Bo-
tanical Park, 9800 17th Ave. N.W., Bradenton. Informa-
tion: 761-2866. Fee applies.
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fall Fest of Arts and Crafts
show at Holmes Beach City Hall Field, 5801 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 927-1375.
10:30 a.m. Holmes Beach Civic Association
presents 'The Ins-and-Outs of Charter Government"
with Commission Chairman Rich Bohnenberger at the
Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach.
Sunday, Nov. 3
8:30 to 11:30 a.m. All-you-can-eat breakfast at
American Legion Post 24, 2000 75th St. W.,
Bradenton. Information: 794-3489. Fee applies.
10 a.m. to 4:30p.m. Fall Fest of Arts and Crafts


"Jack Dowd & Friends" features the whimsical
sculptures of social satirist Dowd and his students.
Meet the artists at an opening reception Friday, Nov.
1, from 6-9 p.m. at Kaos Gallery South, 1122 12th
St. W., during the monthly "artwalk" in Bradenton 's
Village of the Arts district.

show at Holmes Beach City Hall Field, 5801 Marina
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Noon to 3p.m. Artist's reception and 80th birth-
day celebration for Carl Voyles at the Artists Guild
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Noon to 3p.m. Grand reopening celebration at
Phoenix Frame, 5416 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 778-5480.

Monday, Nov. 4
8:30 to 10 a.m. Internet class for beginners at
the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 778-6341.


10:15 a.m. Gulf Coast Writer's present "The
Music of Words" with guest Alice Moerk at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 778-7732.
6:30 to 8p.m.- Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island
general meeting at Church of the Annunciation, 4408
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6694.
Tuesday, Nov. 5
Noon Island Bridge Club meets at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: contact Hubert Mitchell at
792-6133. Fee applies.
7 to 9 p.m. Boating skills class with Flotilla 81
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W., Bradenton. Information: 795-6189. Fee applies.
Wednesday, Nov. 6
7:15 to 8 a.m. Pier Regulars welcome back
breakfast buffet at the Anna Maria City Pier, Anna
Maria. Information: 778-7062.
1 p.m. The Woman's Club of Anna Maria pre-
sents "Responsibilities of a Department Chairman" at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magno-
lia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-3898.
7 p.m. Family storytime at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
tion: 778-6341.
7 to 8:30 p.m. Adult basketball at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
Ongoing:
"Open Exhibit" at the Anna Maria Island Art
League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through
November. Information: 778-2099.
Watercolors by Carl Voyles at the Artists Guild
Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, through
November. Information: 778-6694.
*"Natural Florida: Paintings from the George Percy
and Debbie Geiger Collection" at the South Florida
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Jack Dowd and friends at Kaos Gallery South,
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Surprise helps

Dunnes celebrate

50 years
Jim and Nancy Dunne, married "on a dead horse,"
were honored for their 50 years of marriage at a sur-
prise celebration by fellow Rotarians.
Dunne is president of the Anna Maria Island Ro-
tary Club, and the festivity was arranged by Rotarian
Nancy Ambrose. She brought a cake and best wishes
a week before the actual anniversary, for Dunne
would be out of town that regular Rotary meeting
day.
They managed to wed "on a dead horse," he ex-
plained, by marrying when he drew three months' pay
in advance from the Navy, and that kind of draw was
"a dead horse" in Navy parlance.
It was during the Korean War, he noted, and he
was an ensign. He and Nancy McSween had met at
Albion College in Michigan, where she was a waitress
and he a dishwasher who "graduated eventually to bus
boy."
He was on a short leave from the Navy and they
soon parted, not to meet again for six months when his
destroyer pulled into Newport, R.I. He was on active
duty for four years and then in the Navy Reserve until
he retired as a captain with 30 years' service.
They came here in 1999 from Orlando, where he
headquartered as regional director of Webster Univer-
sity he noted that of the 18 campuses now in Florida,
he founded 17. They have reared two sons, both of
whom have remained in Florida.
Nancy Dunne is famed for her voluntary charitable
works here and on the mainland, he added.
As for the anniversary, it just inspired him to tell
Nancy that "we'd better try for 50 more."


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Dolphins climb to top of PAL football standings


By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Correspondent
The fourth time was a charm! The Police Athletic
League JV Dolphins football team finally got the mon-
key, err, Jaguars off its back with a dominating 13-0
victory Saturday, Oct. 26, at PAL in Bradenton.
The Dolphins received another outstanding defensive
effort that featured a 38-yard fumble recovery for a touch-
down by Corey Williamson in addition to an impressive
goal-line stand that took the bite out of the Jaguars.
The Dolphins got on the scoreboard first by taking
advantage of an alert play by defensive back Chad
Richardson. On second down at the 50, Jaguar quarter-
. back Brion Carnes threw a swing pass outside to An-
drew Young. The ball went through Young's hands and
rolled harmlessly toward the sideline. Richardson, re-
alizing the pass was a backward lateral and a live ball,
pounced on it to give the Fins good field position.
Five straight runs by Dolphin tailback Eric
Whitley produced runs of 11, six, seven, another
seven, and 19 yards to take the ball to the one. Two
carries by Tim Bouziane failed to cash in so the Fins
went back to Whitley who powered it in for the
touchdown and a 6-0 lead.
With time winding down in the first half, the Jag-
uars went to work to try and tie the score. J.C. Sand-
ers ripped off a 25-yard run around the left end before
fullback Lamar Whitehead pounded the ball up the
middle for six more. Sanders again got the call and
gained 11 yards to get to the Dolphin 32.
The Dolphins defense stepped it up at that point.
Cares lost six yards on the next play when he dropped
back to pass, but was instead sacked by Pat Cole.
Cole's hit knocked Carnes out of the game so Sanders
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Carnes returned to the game and again was sacked,
this time for a seven-yard loss by Williamson. Facing
a fourth and 28, Carnes again dropped back looking for
an open receiver when Curtis Reynolds laid a blind-
side hit on him, stripping the ball for Williamson, who
picked it up in stride and ran unmolested into the end
zone for a 38-yard touchdown. Whitley ran in the ex-
tra point for a 13-0 lead as the half came to a close.
The Dolphins defense ended any hope the Jaguars had
on their second possession of the second half. Aided by a
couple of timely penalties, the Jaguars put together a 14-
play drive down to the Dolphin one-foot line, but
Bouziane, Reynolds and Tanner Pelkey teamed up to stop
Whitehead for no gain on third down. Richardson and
Reynolds then blew up the next play when they tackled
Sanders for a nine-yard loss to take over on downs.
The Dolphins kept the ball on the ground to run the
clock down, but turned the ball over on downs, giving
the Jaguars one last chance at scoring. On first down,
Carnes hit Whitehead for eight yards, but on the next
play Shane Pelkey hit Carnes as he was throwing the
ball. Whitley picked off Carne's pass and rumbled 22
yards.
With time ticking away, the Fins ran Whitley one
last time for six yards before starting a celebration that
was four games in the making.
The Fins can clinch the top seed in the playoffs
with a victory over the Broncos at 3 p.m. Saturday,
Nov. 2. Come on out and support the winning Fins!

Soccer season winding down
Not counting makeup games, the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center's recreational soccer league is
down to its final couple of games.
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Allergy & Sinus appear to have comfortable leads in their
respective divisions. The Bistros have been hot in Divi-
sion III as of late, moving from last place to within a point
of second place. If the Bistros win their final four games
then Danziger would need wins in two of their final three
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could be on the line when the two teams meet on Tues-
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All star games and end-of-season awards are just
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some of the action before it's too late!

Division III: Danziger 3, Air & Energy 3
Air & Energy missed out on a golden opportunity
to gain ground when they tied league-leading Danziger
Allergy & Sinus on Oct. 24. Gabe Salter paced Air &
Energy with two goals while Sarah Howard added one.
Joey Hutchinson had a pair of goals and Jordan
Sebastiano scored one goal as Danziger fell to 5-1-3 on
the season.

Bistros 3, Air & Energy 1
Two goals from Nick Tankersley and one goal
from Sage Geeraerts led the Bistros to its second win
of the week on Oct. 23.
Sarah Howard led Air & Energy with one goal.

Bistros 3, Jessie's Island Store 0
The Bistros continued their recent strong play to
pull to within a point of second place thanks to a 3-0
victory over Jessie's on Oct. 22 at the Center.
Nick Tankersley led the way with three goals as
Bistros evened its record to 2-2-2 on the season.

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Sports
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 26


Jessie's 4, Gateway 2
Two goals from Kyle Parsons and one goal apiece
from Zachary Even and Austin Martin lifted Jessie's
Island Store past Gateway on Oct. 21.
Blake Wilson scored two goals to lead Gateway in
the loss.

Division II: Harry's 9, Air America 3
Jay Dee Jackson exploded for six goals to lead
Harry's Continental Kitchens past Air America on Oct.
25. Stephen Orlando supported Jackson's efforts with
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Celia Ware paced Air America with three goals
in the loss.

Island Real Estate 7, Mr. Bones 1
The one-two scoring punch of Stephen Thomas
and Max Marnie were too much for Mr. Bones in a 7-
1 Island Real Estate victory on Oct. 25. Thomas
notched four goals and Marnie found the net three
times as Island Real Estate wrapped up first place in
Division II.
Will Osborne notched the lone goal for Mr. Bones,
which fell to 2-5 with the loss.

Mr. Bones 5, Air America 0
Four different players notched goals, led by two
from Will Osborne to lead Mr. Bones to its second win
of the season on Oct. 21. Mr. Bones also received goals
from Amanda White, Kyle Sewall, and Ryan Agnew as
they improved to 2-5.

Division I: LaPensee 6, W.C. Refrigeration 3
Lorenzo Rivera continues to pour in goals at a record
pace as LaPensee Plumbing remained undefeated and on
top of Division I. Rivera finished with five goals while
Chris Martin added one in the Oct. 24 game.

Soccer standings as of Oct. 18
Division III (ages 8-9)


Wins Losses
Danziger Allergy 5 1
Jessie's Island Store 4 5
Air & Energy 3 4
The Bistros 3 2
Gateway Solutions 2 4

Division II (ages 10-11)
Island Real Estate 10 1
Harry's Kitchens 6 2
Mr. Bones 2 5
Air America 1 10

Division I (ages 12-14)
LaPensee Plumbing 8 0
Island Pest Control 4 2
W.C. Refrigeration 1 9


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Marisa Arce scored two goals to lead West Coast
which also received one goal from Shanen Young.

Island Pest Control 7, W.C. Refrigeration 6
Island Pest Control edged West Coast Refrigera-
tion by a goal, overcoming an incredible six-goal per-
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Phelps Tracy led Island Pest Control with four
goals, while Cameron Moroz added two and Sarah
White notched one.

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countywide, coach for Manatee High School female
soccer, and a full-time teacher/parent.


Anna Maria Island

Community Center

soccer league

schedule
Instructional Division (ages 5-7)
Date Time Team vs. Team
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7 p.m. Sun vs. W.C. Surf Shop
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7 p.m. Morgan Stanley vs. Sun


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Oct. 30 6 p.m. C


Nov. 1
Nov. 4
Nov. 5


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6 p.m.
6 p.m.


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Anna Maria
No reports available.

Bradenton Beach
Oct. 15, 100 block of Fourth Street, lost prop-
erty. A man reported losing his cell phone.
Oct. 18, 2601 Gulf Drive N., Sandpiper Mobile
Home Park, theft. A woman reported her bike miss-
ing.
Oct. 19, 109 12th St. N., Island Transportation
SInc., grand theft. The business owner filed grand
theft auto charges against a new taxi driver when he
failed to return the company vehicle. According to
the report, the vehicle was found abandoned at the
Island Shopping Center.


Oct. 19, 300 block of Second Street, domestic dis-
turbance. While on traffic control duty, an officer re-
portedly witnessed a domestic argument between a
mother and son. According to the report, both denied
making any threats and the two agreed to separate.

Holmes Beach
Oct. 19, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee County Pub-
lic Beach, theft. A man reported his backpack stolen.
Oct. 19, 200 block of 81st Street, burglary. A
woman reported a side window of her home was bro-
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Oct. 20, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee County Pub-
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Oct. 21, 100 block of 46th Street, theft. Two
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Weather, ship forecasts for next year, next millennium


The new Old Farmer's Almanac is out for 2003,
complete with more esoteric information than even a
Sandscript column.
For instance, an apparent long-ranging dispute is
finally laid to rest, thanks to a Canadian physicist us-
ing kinematics, relative velocity, vector components
and flux. His outcome: you don't get as wet when you
run to your car in the rain as you do if you walk.
Apparently if you walk 200 yards in the rain you
are hit by 61.5 milliliters of water. By jogging, you
collect 40 milliliters of water. You're hit by the same
amount of raindrops, but the time you're being hit is
halved by running versus walking.
Duh? You need a physicist to figure that out?
An interesting element of the Almanac is the
weather predictions for the next year. I always look at
what the book's authors said for the current year to see
how good they were and, as usual, the forecasts are
uncannily accurate, give or take a few weeks.
For instance, the Almanac for September 2002 said
of Florida that "the first and fourth weeks of Septem-
ber will have threats of tropical storms. Otherwise, it
will be dry with normal temperatures. October will be
cool and dry, especially in the second half."
Well, according to the National Hurricane Center,
"eight named storms formed during the month of Sep-
tember, the highest number on record for any month.
Four of these strengthened into hurricanes."
Not bad, huh?
So, for 2002-03, here's part of the Almanac
weather prediction for the Sunshine State:
"November through March will be cooler and wet-
ter than normal. Temperatures will be three to five de-
grees cooler than normal, on average, with freezes as
far south as central Florida in late November, early
December, early January and mid-February, and rain-
fall will be about 50 percent above normal.
"Summer will be a bit hotter and drier than normal.
We can't rule out a hurricane or tropical storm, but the
number of tropical storms will be below average."
Sounds good to me.

Freedom Ship, Freedom Island?
Another bit. of far-thinking news comes from
Sarasota. Norman Nixon is at it again, this time with a
platform 12 miles from Venice out in the Gulf of Mexico


that would harbor, among other things, a casino.
Nixon made the news a few years ago with his con-
cept of a floating city that would cruise the planet's
oceans on a never-ending tour. His "Freedom Ship"
would have a total population of 100,000, of which
40,000 are residents who call the ship home, with
20,000 employees, 15,000 hotel guests and up to
30,000 daily visitors. The ship would be 25 stories tall,
have a 4,500-foot-long runway for aircraft arrivals and
departures, feature parks, schools, hospitals, shops, res-
taurants and even a marina at the stern.
Electric engines would propel the vessel around the
world.
Nixon and his staff of about 100 volunteers are at-
tempting to raise some Asian funding, and if they're
successful in getting some offshore money, hope to
have an $800 million initial public stock offer floated
fairly soon.
And the Venice offshore casino?
"Venice on the Gulf" would be sort of a huge off-
shore oil derrick. The initial concept is for a casino re-
sort, since when you get 12 miles off the coast the
Florida gambling prohibitions don't apply. There
would also probably be condo units, restaurants, con-
vention facilities, a helicopter pad and a marine labo-
ratory.
The casino concept makes the project attractive to
the Las Vegas-Atlantic City crowd, promoters said, and
the estimated $20 to $50 million price tag for the "Der-
rick of the Sea" isn't a big issue considering what's
going on in Vegas these days.
Probably the biggest stumbling block to the project
is whether or not it's legal. Promoters point out that
Florida does have offshore oil leases, with rigs almost
as big as what's being proposed for the casino resort,


Cause ... ... and effect
Miss Sadie chewed a dog-sized hole through the After her last escape, Sadie got a new house, with
door. metal doors. Islander Photos: Paul Roat


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leaving the question of which is the greater threat to the
state, oil drilling or gambling?
I predict that the legal sharks will make the money
before any card sharks get to the tables.

Cause and effect: Slamming the door
on Miss Sadie's great adventure
My friend Cathy is a long-standing cat fancier, so
it was with some interest when she got a dog a few
years ago. Miss Sadie the shitzu got along great with
the kitties, and all was right in the world ... for a while.
Cathy got hired as editor of a New York-based
magazine, and had to do a monthly commute from her
Sarasota home to oversee the publication's publication.
She left Sadie with her boyfriend Bob while she was
gone. And Sadie began to perform a new trick that
of an escape artist.
The first time she slipped out a window a Good
Samaritan picked her up and called Cathy while Bob
and I frantically searched the neighborhood for the little
white furball. Cathy checked the messages on her home
answering machine, which included the furball's
whereabouts, called Bob and he collected the mutt. He
then began locking her in a spare room when he went
out.
Escape trick No. 2 was more straightforward, as
Sadie gnawed a dog-sized hole through the bedroom
door to reach freedom. Another Good Samaritan, an-
other batch of calls, another mutt pickup.
But I think the wily little dog has been outsmarted
by the humans now. Miss Sadie has a new, steel ken-
nel with a sturdy latch in which to live whenever Cathy
is out of town and Bob is too busy for dog sitting. So
far, no escapes, and the dog seems to like her new
apartment so much she spends most of her time there.
Maybe that was what she was looking for all along
a special den of her own.

Sandscript factoid
So you want to build a 100,000-population self-
propelled floating city? Here are the figures to figure
for: total cost, $1 billion. Condo cost: $153,000 for a
"motel-room size" unit to $9.1 million for a 5,100-
square-foot penthouse apartment. Monthly mainte-
nance fees: $492 to $14,716.

Red grouper decision

January at earliest
By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Long-line red grouper fishermen have gotten a re-
prieve from proposed restrictions, a delay in action at
least until January.
The original program was to have cut down the red
grouper commercial catch and make the boats fish be-
yond the 50-fathom line where, fishermen claim,
there aren't any of the fish.
That decision was reached by the Gulf of Mexico
Fisheries Management Council, meeting in July, and
was fought down to the wire by one of only two fish-
ing industry representatives of the 17-member council,
Karen Bell of Cortez.
It would push long-liners 80 miles offshore, she
told the council, and there are no red grouper there.
There are about 20 of the big long-line boats working
out of Cortez, where Bell's family runs A.P. Bell Fish
Co.
The council voted 13-3 to adopt the changes, which
included bag-limiting recreational fishermen to two red
grouper 22 inches or more in length.
From the council the proposal was to go to the U.S.
secretary of commerce for approval or otherwise. It
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Tarpon in October? You bet, plus kings, reds, snook


By Capt. Mike Heistand
The roller coaster ride of water temperatures appar-
ently is wreaking havoc on some species of fish, as
there have been several reports of hookups of tarpon in
last week's early 85-degree, then 75-degree, now 80-
degree waters off the Island, very late in the year for
silver kings to go after a hook.
Backwater action for reds and snook continue to
get better every day. Offshore, the kingfish run is in
high gear, and mackerel are still a hot ticket at the piers
and near the beaches.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said
there are some bizarre reports of tarpon hookups by the
Sunshine Skyway Bridge bizarre because it's so late
in the year for silver kings. Cobia action is picking up,
Bill said, especially along the beaches, and snook re-
ports are getting better every day.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said pier fishers
are reeling in lots of big redfish and black drum, plus
snook, mackerel and flounder, with some heavy mack-
erel action mostly in the morning hours.
Anglers at the Anna Maria City Pier are catching
lots of snook at night, mackerel in the daylight hours,
and mangrove snapper up to 3 pounds almost any time.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business out of
Catcher's Marina in Holmes Beach told me he's been
catching kingfish and jumped a tarpon on one trip last
week, plus catching lots of redfish when he can get the
right tides.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach out of Catcher's said he's reeling in lots
of mackerel and a few kings.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide out of
Catcher's said high weekly highlights included grou-
per to 25 pounds, amberjack to 50 pounds, and snap-
per to 5 pounds, with the best results coming from Gulf
water better than 150 feet in depth.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on tie Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's Bn~u & tackle in Cortez said he's catching
lots of Spanish mackerel off the beaches, plus a slew
of kingfish and several cobia.
Capt. Sam Kimball on Legend charters out of
Annie's said he's getting some good-sized kings up to
30 pounds not too far out in the Gulf. Grouper action
continues to be good in less than 100 feet of water, and
he's finding lots of mangrove snapper up to 4 pounds.
Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
kingfish are running 7 to 8 miles out in the Gulf: just
anchor and start to chum with cut bait, and they'll come
to you. Other action includes small bonnethead sharks
near the Anna Maria Bridge, plus some snook and red-
fish on the seagrass flats in almost all of the bays.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
there are reports of lots of reds in Terra Ceia Bay, and
flounder are starting to come on strong. Snapper are
still pretty thick around the docks, and mackerel are
there for the catching by the Sunshine Skyway Bridge
piers.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he caught a few snook and trout using
artificial on the low tides last week.


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Capt. Dug Moran said he's catching lots of red-
fish and snook on every trip out. Whitebait is still pretty
thick, he added, and it's easy to get.
Good luck and good fishing.
Capt. Mike Heistand is a 20-year fishing guide. Call
him at 779-9607 to provide a fishing report. Pictures of


your catch are also welcome and may be dropped off at
The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Please
include identification for persons in the picture along with
information on the catch and a name and phone number
for more information. Pictures may be retrieved once they
appear in the paper.


Grouper
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 30


never got there.
The National Marine Fisheries Administration of
the Commerce Department said it has been advised the
proposal was based on outdated figures and would be
updated early next year.
The council's "stock assessment l'. l I 'found that
data compiled in a 1999-2000 study of the grouper fish-
ery had not been included in the information on which
the council based its decision. The council's latest data
were from 1996.
The panel now has completed its compilation of
the 2000 information and some still newer, which in-
dicates the grouper fishery in the Gulf is much better
off than it was in 1995.
The council staff has not yet evaluated the data to
the point it can make a recommendation to the coun-
cil, said a spokesman for the council.
It will do so at the council's next meeting, Nov. 12-

















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new proposal at its meeting January 13-16 in San An-
tonio, Texas.
Meanwhile, long-liners apparently are conducting
business as usual.



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Oct31 7:29 2.1 1:20 1.3 9:19 1.9 2:17 0.3
Nov 1 8:50 2.1 2:23 1.0 9:36 2.0 2:59 0.5
Nov 2 9:56 2.1 3:19 0.6 9:53 2.2 3:34 0.7
Nov 3 11:00 2.1 4:08 0.2 10:16 2.4 4:06 0.9
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ANNA MARIA ISLAND Video: A Musical Tour. As
seen in the Islander! Only $19.95, plus tax and ship-
ping. To order call, Jim Sartain, 761-3001.
DRAFTING/CALLIGRAPHY lighted desk, $65.
Some supplies included. Call 778-8550.
ITALIAN POLYESTER CREAM bedroom set. Head-
board, dresser, mirror, night stands, mattress, box
springs, Like new! $300. 795-5503.
LAZYBOY CHAIR. Only two months old! Very light
beige fabric. $275. 792-6263.
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.
SELL YOUR ITEMS at our "Community Craft and
Clutter" Sale at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Saturday, Nov. 9,
.8am-Noon. $10 donation per table. Call the church
office for more information, 778-1813.
GARAGE SALE Saturday, Nov. 2. 8am-? Furniture,
clothes, toys, etc. 5602 Carissa St., Holmes Beach
(corner of Gulf Drive and 56th Street).



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EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS!
Vacation and Annual Rentals
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GORGEOUS BAY VIEWS from this Key West-style
home located on the tip of Key Royale! Lots of liv-
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$799,900. Call Jeff, 792-3484.







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JUST STEPS TO white sandy beaches on the tip of
Anna Maria Island. Gulf views, high ceilings, oversized
two-car garage with workshop and loft are just some
of the many features in this up-to-date Island home.
$549,900. Call Karen or Elise, 778-0176.

W R 1MI Gulfstream Realty
3007 Manatee Ave. W. Bradenton 778-7777


LOST: 11-FOOT. BOAT, aluminum V-hull.
Reg.#MC8165LN. Reward! 778-5212.
WOMAN'S RELIC WATCH found Oct. 14 on Palm
Drive, Holmes Beach. Call Gerry, (781) 933-3000.


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


1990 ECONOLINE 150 VAN, cold air conditioning,
has towing package. Ready for travel. Runs great.
$3,100, or best offer. 730-9622.
1981 MERCEDES WAGON turbo diesel. $3,900.
778-3523.
1988 CAMARO mileage under 60,000. Asking
$2,300. Call 778-4029.


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 TRAILER FOR sale. 24-27 ft., 2001
Shorelandr, B2780TBB, 8,000-lb., galvanized.
$4,500, or best offer. 778-2177.
HOUSEBOAT FOR SALE. Excellent live aboard,
guest quarters or rental income. $28,500 or make
offer. View at Web site: geocities.com/
houseboatsunseeker or call 778-3526.
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels and everything
else in The Islander, 778-7978.
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vided. 779-9607.
PRIVATE CHARTERS. Fishing, snorkeling,
sightseeing, Egmont Key. USCG License. Capt.
Keith Barnett. 778-3526 or 730-0516.


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.
CHILD SITTER AND PET SITTER. Seventh-grade
male looking for a job. Available after school and
weekends. Call Zachary, 779-9803.


ASSISTANT INNKEEPER in training. Holmes
Beach, very busy B&B and motel. Must be ener-
getic, positive, dependable and eager to learn! Will
train, must have own dependable transportation,
non-smoking facility. Call 778-5444.
DRIVERS Island Transportation Inc. Part or full-
time. Fun job, good money. No drunks, druggies,
prima donnas, whiners, liars or thieves. Weekends
required. 779-2520.
SEEKING EMPLOYMENT: Mature, reliable Island
resident seeks employment on or near Island. Ex-
perience includes sales, marketing, inventory man-
agement, purchasing, warehousing, customer ser-
vice. Please call, 778-8519.
RECEPTIONIST/SECRETARY Full-time for busy
Island office. Good computer, phone and commu-
nication skills required. Fax resume to 383-9453.
TRUE VALUE HARDWARE ic ceokinQ a mature
adult for a full-time position. Will train if not explo-
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ply in person, Island Shopping Center, Holmes
Beach.

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TO THE BEACH -
New townhome with
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yard, elevator tower in
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kil hurricane impact window
upgrade and 2-car garage.
$499,900.
Call Bob Fittro today
to see this magnificent
newly constructed
M townhome! 778-6066.


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GULFFRONT FOR SALE
Gulffront cottage with garage apart-
ment in the heart of Anna Maria
City. Gulfviews from almost every
room. Excellent views from roof-top
deck. Offered at $1,200,00. Call
Stephanie Bell, 778-2307.
NEW LISTING!
Elevated 3BR/2BA home in Anna
Maria City on a double lot. Home
features a wrap-around deck, sky-
lights, fireplace, walk-in closets and
a four-car, garage. List price
$439,000. MLS#87031. Call Frank
Migliore, 778-2307.
OPEN HOUSE 2-4 PM, SUN., NOV. 3
VACANT LOT FOR SALE
Just steps away from the Gulf! Enjoy
direct beach access and experience
Island living today! Priced to sell at
$259,000. ML#86560.Call Bonnie
Bowers at 350-1300.


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rVS .DICASIIF I -D


NEEDED PART-TIME office/housekeeper. Small
resort, 778-7153.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial
Library. Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or
778-6247.
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world? Are
you 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.
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.


ASSISTED LIVING: Haven Home Bradenton
Beach is admitting residents. Respite, long term.
Call 779-0322 for details, inquiries welcome.
CALL "CARE COMPANY" for qualified home health-
care aides, caregivers and companions. Ten years
serving Anna Maria Island and Bradenton. Excellent
current references. 778-4192.


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.
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$382,000.
DEEDED BOAT DOCK 3BR/2BA, wood decks, clear views
down canal to bay. Elevated with bonus area. $350,000.
DIRECT GULFVIEW Beach Cottage. Completed rehabed.
$429,000.
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STYLING SALON 8 station, established over 35 years.
$39,000.
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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
evenings, weekends. For any computer needs,
hardware, software, network, commercial, private.
Call 778-8473.
MUSIC LESSONS! Also available: flute, saxo-
phone, clarinet.. Beginning to advanced. Contact
Koko Ray, 792-0160.
SEWING: Get your sewing alterations done fast
and reliably. Hems, zippers, sleeves, waistlines,
cushions, 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
personalized service, call William Eller, 795-7411.
RA005052.
JACK'S HANDYMAN SERVICES No job too small.
Home repairs, painting, textures, tiling, property
maintenance. Phone (941) 724-1958.



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two or three bedroom, two bath home is perfect
for the waterfront buyer. It features 70 feet of ca-
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Island, a boat dock and plenty of room for a pool.
Other amenities include a one-car garage, extra
drive space on the side street, sprinkler system
and it's zoned duplex. Many possibilities exist for
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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.


LARGE FUNDING COMPANY
Pays cash for owner-financed mortgage notes,
court settlements and lottery winnings. Call or fax
us today, 751-1905 or pager, 506-0221.

MAID TO CLEAN: Island resident, professional
house cleaning services. References available.
Call Wendy, 778-0321.

WALLPAPERING, PAINTINGS, window valances
and blinds. 25 years in business. Full service in
home or office. Call Deborah at 782-1130.
ORIGINAL HUSBAND/WIFE professional house
cleaning services. References available. Call Alice,
758-8120.

ANNA MARIA APPLIANCE and TV Service. Hon-
est, reliable, experienced, repairs, major appli-
ances, home electronics, ceiling fans, garage-door
openers, marine electronics. 779-1779.

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NOTARY PUBLIC Civil marriages and renewal of
wedding vows. Sunset beach setting or wherever.
Norman R. Veenstra, 778-5834.
HOUSE CLEANING Permanent weekly or bi-
weekly. Experienced, reliable. Call for a free esti-
mate and ask for Marieta, 722-4866.
JACK OF ALL TRADES Carpentry, home repair,
yard work, painting, cleaning, home audio, car
audio, car alarms, automotive headliners. Scott,
761-2416.

MR. BILL'S HOME REPAIR/maintenance ser-
vice. Over 30 years experience, self-employed in
construction trades. "I'm handy to have around."
779-9666.

NADIA'S EUROSAGE Relaxing, healing massage
in the comfort of your home. Call today for an ap-
pointment, 795-0887. MA#0017550.
IRONING DONE Shirts to sheets. Satisfied custom-
ers and excellent references. Pick-up and delivery.
Call Pressed for Time, 778-4192.
LUISA'S CLEANING service. Complete cleaning
service for homes, offices, banks, resorts, etc.
Also, handyman.services. Low rates. 739-0149 or
739-1959.
LEARN COMPUTERS faster and easier. Retired
computer teacher. 40 years experience. Repairs.
Ask about unlimited lessons for one fee. 383-5372.
SOS SERVICES Professional cleaning and organi-
zational services for your home. Free estimates,
Island references. Call Sharon, 920-1992.

CLEANING SERVICE: Expect the best and get it.
Accepting new clients. Reasonable rates $10
per room, three-room minimum. Call Claudette,
448-6185.



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$199,000 -
THE COCONUTS
GulfFront complex. Condo is
ground-floor, comfortably turnkey
furnished and an end-unit. Heated
pool. An ideal investment !or either
beginning or seasoned investors.
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(941) 778-0766 (800) 778-8448
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CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING and Lawn Mainte-
nance. Residential and commercial. Full-service
lawn maintenance, cleanup, 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.


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
extra. Crushed, washed shell, gravel, mulch, dirt,
and rip rap delivered and spread. If you're look-
ing 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.
TREE SERVICE BY BREWER. Topping, trimming,
shaping, stump grinding and removals. Trim palm
trees. Insured. Call Phil, 778-6014 or cell 545-4770.
Buy it, sell it, find it fast in The Islanderclassifieds.


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

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


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


VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, inte-
rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. Dan or Bill, 795-5100
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. In-house plan designs. State licensed
and insured. Many Island references. 778-2993.
Lic# CRC 035261.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. 35-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at
778-1730.
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction.
Free estimates, no overtime charges. Now certify-
ing back flow at water meters. (FL#RF0038118)
778-3924 or 778-4461.
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.

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

GRIFFITHS' ISLAND PAINT/ paper services: Inte-
rior/exterior painting, pressure washing and wallpa-
per. For prompt, reliable service at reasonable
rates, call Kevin at 778-2996. Husband/wife team.
Find great deals in The Islander classified. The
best results from classmiod o~nr and service adver-
tising. 778-7978.


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on the Island, we're the biggest because we're the Best. With more
than 275 vacation properties, we're doing something right. So hook
up with a winner and call one of our four full-time rental agents if you
want results with world-wide exposure.


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ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodel-
ing, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens,
baths. Free estimates. Lic#CGCO61519,
#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.

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, sheetrock and popcorn, doors, bi-folds,
trim, moldings and general repairs. Homes, condos,
rentals. A.J. Winters, 713-1951.
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.
WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more.
Lifetime warranty. Call Keith Barnett for a free in-
home consultation. Island references, 15 years ex-
perience. 778-3526 or 730-0516.




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promptly. 26-years experience. Chris, 795-3034.

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

TYRONE'S CULTURED MARBLE repair able to
restore dull looks, cigarette burns, cracks, chips and
scratches. Call 284-7054 or 749-1764.

MASON: 26-years experience. Glass-block,
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ANNUAL RENTALS, several to choose from. Big
ones, small ones, and one just right for you. Mike
Norman Realty, 778-6696.

BAYFRONT COTTAGES with docks available.
Turnkey, beautiful views, breezy, quiet area. No
pets, non smoking. Priced from $750/month, $400/
week, $80/night. 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 TV, washer/dryer. $475/week. 866-4-LEASE-
3 or 447-6797.

FALL, WINTER, SPRING 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.

STEPS TO BEACH: 1-2BR, newly remodeled, fully
furnished, TV, telephone, kitchen, microwave. $395/
week or $1,250/month, plus tax. Call 778-1098.

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

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 778-0554.

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.


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BRADENTON WATERFRONT Beautiful
house on Braden River with boat dock and
10,000-lb. lift. 3BR/2BA, pool overlooks
river, peaceful and scenic. $399,000.
Lowell Shoaf, 778-0700.


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CONDO SWEET CONDO! 2BR/2BA
cream puff! Updated, poolside, with all
new windows, tile and Berber carpet.
Turnkey furnished. $135,000. Marc
Turner, 778-0700.


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MARTINIQUE SOUTH Awesome Gulf-
views from this fourth-floor corner unit.
Heated pool, tennis, clubhouse. 2BR/2BA.
$475,000. Gall Tutewiler, 778-0700.


SPACIOUS ISLAND HOME 4BR+ den. ATTENTION INVESTORS! 3BR/2BA,
Close to beach. Boat slip available, ranch beauty. Great location and
$439,000. (Plus $6,000 allowance for schools. Privacy fence, room for pool. A
remodeling and decorating.) Gail steal! $120,900. Marie Franklin-
Tutewiler, 778-0700. Paulins, 778-0700.


ADORABLE TANGELO PARK! Beauti-
fully landscaped, open back porch, fenced
yard. 2BR/1BA. Front foyer, living and
family room. Immaculate! $109,900. Marie
Franklin-Paulins, 778-0700.










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BRING YOUR BOAT! Spectacular unob-
structed water view. Unique 1BR/1BA
condo in Palma Sola Harbor. Dock your
boat at your back door. $150,000. Gall
Tutewiler, 778-0700


SHAWS POINT Traditional brick colonial,
4BR/2.5BA. Plenty of privacy. Room for
pool. Wood floors, shutters, custom built-ins,
french doors. Great family home! $259,900.
Tina Rudck or Mike Migone, 778-0700.


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


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geous upstairs unit, one block to beach. 1BA. Heated pool, nicely furnished. An-
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Wednesday and Sunday.
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time.)
2 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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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.

CONDO: HOLMES BEACH furnished 2BR/2BA,
vacation, seasonal or annual, non smoking, close to
everything. Heated pool, tennis court, fishing dock.
795-5845.

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.

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 in-
cluded, available now through Dec. 31, 2002. Call
778-4611.

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/1BA.
Annual, $1,200/month. 778-0300.

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

CHARMING 1 BR/1 BA on canal. Furnished, washer/
dryer. $850/month, all utilities included. Available
now through Dec. 31. 778-5405.
STEPS TO BEACH Immaculate, 2BR/2BA, ground-
level, one-car garage home in Holmes Beach. Non
smoking, no pets. Seasonal. (813) 961-6992.

HOLMES BEACH 1-2BR, steps to beach, remod-
eled, fully furnished, TV, phone, kitchen, washer/
dryer. $395 /week, $1,295/month. Call 778-1098.

SEASONAL RENTAL Quiet street, walk to Gulf.
Bright living room with dining area, kitchen, 1BR/
1BA, 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 2BR/1BA, two houses from
beach and two houses from intracoastal, pier. Decem-
ber-March or January-April, $3,000/month. Off season,
short term, vacation rates. Log onto
www.floridabeachcottage.com or cell (863) 447-2577.

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

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

ANNUAL RENTAL Holmes Beach. 2BR/1 BA, totally
remodeled, tile floors, carpeting in bedrooms. Non
smoking, no pets. Washer/dryer hook-up. $900/
month. Will work with first, last and security deposit.
730-5118.

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.

WANTED: HOLMES BEACH rental from Feb. 1 to
March 15, 2003. Minimum 2BR/2BA, must be able
to accommodate small, well-behaved dog. Non-
smokers. Bonnie, (207) 867-2213.

ANNUAL DUPLEX 2BR/1.5BA, appliances,
washer/dryer hook-up, big yard, no pets. $750/
month. 778-0032.

SPACIOUS WATERFRONT upper with dock. Pan-
oramic view. Furnished Key West style 2BR/2BA
with washer/dryer. Pet considered. $2,300/month.
Also, renting for year 2003. 794-5980 or 778-0349.


ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/2BA house. New carpet,
tile. Non smoking, no pets. $1,100/month, plus utili-
ties. (813) 643-3138.
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 265-3458.

HOLMES BEACH Weekly, monthly, seasonal. Large
modern, new 1BR, ground-floor, just steps to the
nicest beach on Anna Maria Island. Fully furnished,
washer/dryer, dishwasher. 778-4555.

ANNUAL 1BR DUPLEX. Clean, spacious, ideal for
one person. 2110 Avenue B, call 778-6387.



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VACATION RENTAL: You can have the warm west
coast Florida sun with beautiful white sand outside
your door. 1BR, located at Resort 66, Holmes
Beach, on Anna Maria Island. Full housekeeping
with kitchen, cable TV, pool, ocean. Fully furnished.
$900/weekly. Available March: 1-8, 8-15, 15-22, 22-
29. Call (315) 894-2304.
SEASONAL RENTAL 2BR/2BA condo, Westbay
Point and Moorings, Phase Ill. Nicely furnished. Call
778-6746.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB January, February
2003. Non smoking, 2BR/2BA, no children. Four-
week minimum. Beachfront. Call (813) 781-7562.
WESTBAY COVE SOUTH: 2BR/2BA unfurnished
condo, full bay view, heated pool and tennis courts.
newly decorated, new air conditioning and heating.
Available Dec. 1. $1,150.00/month, plus one month
security deposit. 739-0851.
VACATION RENTAL: Open, airy 3BR/2BA, loft, two
porches. Immaculate, two blocks to North Point beach.
$3,000/month, including taxes. (813) 969-3344.


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

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

BAYFRONT HOME with beach. City of Anna Maria.
Furnished 3BR, immaculate. Available weekly,
monthly or annually. 779-?? 94*-
ANNSL..L urEN-TAL: Steps to beach; beautiful 2BR/
-2BA, half duplex, new ceramic tile, stove, refrigera-
tor, washer/dryer hookup, carport, Florida room. No
pets. $925/month; 2BR/2BA, half-duplex, new tile
floors, $750/month; 2BR/1BA, stackable washer/
dryer hookup, $725/month. Neat and clean, $650/
month, no pets. Dolores M. Baker Realty, 778-7500.

ANNUAL RENTALS Condo, villa, apartments, effi-
-,,'nV available. Prices range from $475-$850/
montih.li-c~_ttails call Fran Maxon Real Estate,
778-2307. --.
WANTED TO RENT: Room with bath on Anna
Maria Island sought by single female. Ready to
move in immediately on an annual basis. Pool/laun-
dry preferred. Please call 704-4176, mobile or 778-
2215. home.
ANNUAL RENTAL 1BR/1BA duplex. Fenced yard,
deck, ceramic tile, hardwood floors. Half block to
beach. Water, garbage included. $725/month. 545-
6954.
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS Seasonal fur-
nished, 2BR/2BA. November-December 2002 and
January, April 2003. 778-3418.


1BR/1BA BRADENTON BEACH Avenue B. Steps
to Gulf, bay, park. $675/month, includes washer/
dryer, water. Private yard with storage shed avail-
able. First and $450 deposit. 778-6690.

HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL rental. Updated,
very clean, close to beach. Available monthly, De-
cember-May. 2BR/1BA, $1,500/month; 1BR/1BA,
$1,200/month. Call (813) 928-5378.

FURNISHED CONDO for rent. 2BR/2BA, modern.
Heritage Village West. 55-plus, pool, bike to all.
November and December $1,000/month; Jan. &
Feb. $2,000/month. Call Dr. Bill, 750-0648.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR duplex. Immaculate, fully
furnished, dishwasher, TV, telephone, washer/dryer,
garage, balcony. Three minutes to beach. Weekly,
$450; monthly $1,400-$1,800. November 2002 -
February 2003. 778-6310.
2BR CONDO Gulfview, beach access. Fully fur-
nished, available until Jan. 15, 2003. Off season
special, $400/week, holidays $100 higher. Call 761-
9530 or e-mail: tlernst@juno.com.
SEASONAL RENTAL 2BR/1BA and 1BR/1BA
apartment. Both 300 steps to beach. November-
April. Call 778-4499.
STUDIO APARTMENT in Holmes Beach. Two blocks
from beach. Available January. $1,000/month sea-
sonal or $600/month annual. Call 778-0212.
BEAUTIFUL 4BR/3BA house with pool and ga-
rage. Quiet neighborhood. Beautifully furnished,
room to park RV or boat.'$2,400/month or avail-
able weekly. Available November-March. 761-
0832 or (717) 484-0734.
ANNUAL BRADENTON BEACH Bright, spacious
2BR/1BA duplex. Ceramic floors throughout. Laundry.
Across street from bay. $675/month, plus. 779-9470.
BRADENTON BEACH newly remodeled 1BR/1BA,
annual, one block to beach and Bridge Street. $700/
month. 778-4451.
ANNA MARIA SEASONAL 3BR/2BA home, steps to
beach, some Gulf view, $3,600/month. T. Dolly
Young Real Estate, 778-0807.
ANNUAL 3BR/2BA, newer Holmes Beach canal
home. Dock, fenced yard, large bonus room, over-
sized two-car garage. $1,800/month. Marina Pointe
Realty Co., 779-0732.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA, ground-level unit in Holmes
Beach. Tile floors, washer/dryer, new appliances
and more. $775/month. Marina Pointe Realty Co.,
779-0732.
LIKE NEW 2BR/1.5BA with new washer/dryer.
Small pet OK. $895/month, plus utilities and deposit.
302-0779. 310 61st St., Holmes Beach.
SEASONAL RENTAL AVAILABLE Jan. 1, 2003. Ap-
proximately 100 yards to beach and adorable! To view
pictures go to: www.FloridaRealEstateteam.com/con-
tent/listdetail.html/10958397 or call Pat McClary at
920-6637.
Buy it. sell it, find it fast in The Islander. 778-7978


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RETL otne EA SAECniudRELETT otne


SEASONAL Nice 2BR/2.5BA townhouse available
November-April. Across from beach, covered park-
ing, heated pool, lots of space $2,500/month, utili-
ties included. Call 792-8747 or 447-6759.



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

LONGBOAT KEY former bank building, 4,700
square feet, zoned office/professional. Twenty park-
ing spaces, contemporary design, great visibility.
$14/square foot. Can divide. Owner/Realtor, 388-
5514, or call 809-4253.
ANNA MARIA 4,300-square-foot, multi-use residen-
tial/retail office. 2,200 square-foot elevated, 2,160-
square-foot ground level. Built 1983. $549,900. Of-
fers 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.
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 Proper-
ties Sales, 778-6849.
We have the Island's most comprehensive real es-
tate section.


PRIME RESIDENTIAL LOCATION. Tropically and
tastefully upgraded with tile, Berber and parquet.
Ample storage and parking. Tranquil setting with
active community. $299,500. Geoff Wall,
Wedebrock Real Estate Co., 778-0700.

BEAUTIFUL BRADENTON BEACH: Affordable
paradise, across from Gulf, furnished 1BR/1BA
mobile home. Carport, shed. Sandpiper Senior
Park. Call 778-1251 for details.

SANDPIPER MOBILE RESORT Residents buying 9-
acre 55-plus bayfront park, across Gulf Drive from
great beach. Shares available at $57,500. Open house
(fifteen units) this Saturday, 1-4pm or contact Gord
Cleland 779-1343 or www.sandpiperpurchase.com.
BANANA BEACH DUPLEX Coquina sunsets.
Excellent rental history! Newly updated. Turnkey,
dock. $595,000. Call Suzanne, 962-0971, Island
Vacation Properties, 778-6849.

ONE-OF-A-KIND rare, double lot with 250-feet. on
canal at north end of Anna Maria. Ground-floor, two-
story, 3BR/3BA home in a garden setting, complete
with heated pool and spa. Offers privacy in quiet
neighborhood, short walk to Gulf, new roof, pool
screen, solar panels, air conditioning unit and dock.
$799,000. 778-0171.

GULFVIEW BUILDING LOT 50 by 100 feet. Pan-
oramic view from your elevated dream home. Just
steps to the beach and priced right at $349,000.
3014 Avenue E., Holmes Beach. Owner, 798-3885.
Buy it, sell it, find it faster in The Islander. 778-9798


SUNBOW BAY Move into newly furnished 2BR/
2BA, end unit with panoramic bay views. Great
amenities, elevator, two pools, tennis, under build-
ing parking, walk to beach and shopping. $315,000.
For information call (941) 224-0555.
TRAILER: CORTEZ TRAILER Park on the bay.
Furnished 2BR, sunroom, new roof over. Nice!
$25,000. Call 761-1340.
DUPLEX HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA, garage, split-
level design, built 1977. Private owner. $319,000.
721-3649.
HOUSE ON BAY For sale by owner. 3BR/2BA.
$665,000. 526 56th St., Holmes Beach. 232-3665.
LOVELY 3BR/3BA HOUSE with rental apartment in
Holmes Beach. Open floor plan, ceramic tile floors.
$359,000. Call 779-0041.
TOTALLY RENOVATED 3BR/2BA ground-level
home. One block to Gulf. Must see to appreciate.
For sale by owner. $375,000. Call (813) 300-8543
or (813) 265-3458.

PERICO BAY CLUB: $219,000. Fixer upper? Yes!
Lakefront, 2BR/2BA villa, one-car garage, spacious
screened lanai and sun deck. New appliances. For
more information, call Marilyn Trevethan, Island
Real Estate, 778-6066.

ISLAND LIVING YOU CAN AFFORD! Turnkey fur-
nished 1BR/1BA mobile home. High 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.


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fireplace, eat-in kitchen, family 2BR/2BA, ground level Holmes
room, all appliances, lots of Beach condo. Heated pool,
torage. Immediate possession. covered parking and lanai. Pets
$349,000. accepted. $249,900. Furnished.

Carol R. Williams, Broker/Realtor, 744-0700 720-7761


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the $190', including homesites.
*1 Island lifestyle with off-Island convenience ,

W ATCH Just a five-minute ride to the beach!

5 Different Floor Plans
All open & spacious ...
SBR/2BAA& 4BR/2BA
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Watch is 1/2 mile on the right.


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WESTBAY POINT AND MOORINGS
3BR/2BA first floor, end unit with deeded
covered parking. Pool, hot tub, tennis and
26 acres of tropical splendor. Don't miss
this one! $350,000. Call Dick Maher or
Dave Jones at 778-4800.


BAYRONT COMPLEX 2BR/2BA nicely
turnkey furnished condo. Heated pool
and boat dock. Good rental potential!
$269,000. Call Lynn Hostetler at 720-
5876 or 778-4800.


TROPICAL HORIZONS Large 2BR 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.







COMPLETELY RE-DONE TRIPLEX A stone's
throw to the beach. Upstairs unit has wonderful
Gulf views. Not a penny spared with the up-
dates. Tons of charm and character. $559,000.
Call Jane Grossman or Nicole Skaggs at 778-
4800 or 795-5704.


HAWTHORN PARK -
NORTHWEST BRADENTON
4BR/2.5BA, 2 story pool home
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SSteps to Beach/Shopping Starting at $375,000
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2BR/1BA condo. Cortez
Road, San Remo Apart-
ments. Furnished. $750/
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.


[S ASO A RENTALS


3BR/2BA HOUSE on
deep canal.-Caged
heated pool. Flamingo
Cay. Two-car garage,
washer/dryer.

3BR/2BA HOUSE. On
Gulf Drive. 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.

3BR/2BA CONDO on
the beach. Second floor.
Private elevator.
Washer/dryer. Holmes
Beach.


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WAGNQ QALTY SINCE 1939
WAGNER REALTY
Sun. Nov 3, 1-4pm
11201 Longwood Court, Perico Island
S 51 DECORATOR'S DELIGHT
-p \N A 3BR/2BA Split plan mainte-
S nance free home on a lake
Swil room for a pool. Impecca-
S bly decorated and maintained.
Too many extras to mention!
SRoomy! $289,000
-- Call Mary C. Schmidt.
S761-3100. #85835.



"WALK WITH ME..."
in paradise at
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I can make your
island dreams come true.
ED OLIVEIRA
REALTOR
Sales & Rentals Since 1981
Office 778-4800 Cell 705-4800
5201 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach, Fl
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Across
1 Scratch
7 Bogged down
13 Claret containers
20 Charge
21 So far
22 Swallowed humble pie
23 Battery power?
25 Layered entree
26 Gasteyer of "S.N.L."
27 Senior member
28 French collagist
30 Almost
31 Nobelist
Hammarskj6ld
32 Certain clock setting:
Abbr.
33 Ring source
35 Go down
36 Hacienda brick
38 Mini?
43 La preceder
46 Procrastinator's
catchword
48 SALT subject
49 American composer
who pioneered in
polytonality
50 Done, for Donne
51 Vents
53 Like windows
55 Elementary education
56 Skin pigment
58 Stoops
59 Take out
60 Spade, for one
61 Dracula roles?
64 Something nerds don't
do
65 Shrill sounds
67 Screen writing?
68 Dry drink
70 Say yea
71 Arson?
73 Common Market:


Abbr.
74 Storm
75 Card game with a
Chinese name
78 Hall-of-Famers
80 interessant"
81 Get together
82 Snack bar
84 Cariou of "Sweeney
Todd"
85 Rock climber's
challenge
86 Synthesizer pioneer
87 Snacks
91 And so on: Abbr.
92 Yodels?
96 Wake Island, e.g.
97 Singer Sumac
99 Gets "warmer"
100 Big spender's roll
102 "Told ya!"
103 Kind of soda
106 Strand from a parent
107 Northeast Indian
state
110 Clavell's
" -Pan"
111 Sleep inducers
113 Task for King Arthur?
117 Ceramic vessels
118 Bakery buy
119 1862 battle site
120 Like some olives
121 Prepares for more
battles
122 Ceremonial dinners

Down
1 Paving material
2 It's heard at some
baseball games
3 _Building,
landmark on New
York's Roosevelt
Island


4 Director Jean-
Godard
5 Hair color
6 Takes to heart
7 Teeny
8 Iditarod terminus
9 Server's edge
10 Duster
11 World leader elected
in 1961
12 Hot 90's computer
game
13 Old White House
nickname
14 _advantage
15 Won't cooperate
16 "Time is money," e.g.
17 Struggle for a dead-
lock?
18 Cube creator Rubik
19 One of the deer
hunters in "The Deer
Hunter"
24 Doesn't keep
29 Sticking (out)
32 Subject to disproval
33 Physicist Georg
34 Phileas Fogg portrayer
37 False idol
39 Radio host Hansen
40 Very distant
41 Literary inits.
42 McCarthy's quarry
44 Takes it easy
45 Cause of Philip
Boyes's death in a
Dorothy Sayers novel
47 1970's sitcom
52 Cards
53 It means little to Chirac
54 Congregation divider
55 Mine entrance
56 Shakespearean queen
57 Reserve flier?
58 Exhaust


Shake up
Raid targets
Oscars' org.
Fail to pay the freight
Some contests
Comportment
Fluorescent lamp filler
,She wrote "Fried
Green Tomatoes at
the Whistle Stop
Cafe"
Food
Vigorously, of old
Played the shrew
Democratic donkey


designer
Schmaltz
Wood of the Rolling
Stones
Cheerleader, often
Work for eds.
Antagonistic
"The Lion in Winter"
queen
Sites for bells
Long
Deep thought
Quid pro quo
Mazda model
Off


103 Dances to jazz
104 Each
105 "Unfaithful" star
107 Thickening agent
108 Mason's wedge
109 Orch. section
112 Charlie Chaplin's
brother
114 Wharf workers' org.
115 "Evita" narrator
116 Billy, for one

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