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Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992) ( November 6, 2002 )

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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
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Creation Date: November 6, 2002

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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: November 6, 2002

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

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; -, Skimming the news ... Vote counts, Holmes Beach, Bradenton Beach, page 3.


I Anna Maria


Islander


Veterans Day Monday.


"The Best


News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"


Volume 10,


no. 52, Nov. 6, 2002 FREE

McKay


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Lifelong Island resident Mark Rudacille escorts Katie Maninno during Manatee High School Homecoming
festivities held during halftime of Friday night's game ...


... and Islander Josh Sato escorts Manatee High School Homecoming Queen Jamie Myette during MHS
Homecoming festivities. For more information, see page 26. Islander Photos: Kevin Cassid v.


Holmes Beach begins visioning workshops


The City of Holmes Beach will host the first of
three visioning workshops from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 6.
Visioning workshops are an opportunity for resi-
dents to share what they believe the future of their com-
munities should be. Each workshop builds upon the
information gathered at the previous workshop.
The session will be held in the city commission


chambers at city hall, 5801 Marina Drive.
Participants will be asked to identify issues and
develop strategies to plan for the city's future.
The city has contracted with the Tampa Bay Regional
Planning Council to conduct the visioning workshops and
a final presentation will he made to the city commission.
For more information, call City Clerk Brooke
Bennett at 708-5800.


inspections could


be 'problem'
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn is advising contrac-
tors in the city that a problem could exist with issuance
of a "Certificate of Occupancy" for new construction
if former Building Official George McKay signed off
on any of the inspections.
McKay unknowingly acted as an unlicensed build-
ing official for nearly 12 months until August 2002
when he learned the state had actually denied his tem-
porary license application the previous August.
Since that revelation, Bradenton Beach Building Of-
ficial Bob Welch has acted as the city's building official
pro-tern, but because McKay made inspections and was
not certified, the possibility exists that Welch's, or any
building official's license, could be in jeopardy with the
Florida Department of Business and Professional Regu-
lation if they sign off on a certificate of occupancy based
upon McKay's inspections, the mayor said.
It's not a question of liability for the city, it's a
question of a building official's state license, said
SueLynn.
The issue came to light last week when Welch re-
fused to issue a certificate of occupancy for ajust-com-
pleted duplex at 408 Spring Avenue because inspec-
tions were done by McKay. Welch said he was con-
cerned about his own license if he issued a C.O., and
later there was a problem relating to a McKay inspec-
tion.
The stalemate was solved after consultations
among City Attorney Jim Dye, SueLynn and Welch.
The mayor said it was agreed that if an architec-
tural engineer "has been significantly involved in the
building" and would be "willing to sign an affidavit
that certifies that the building meets city codes," then
Welch will be able to sign the certificate of occupancy
at the completion of construction.
Welch said he had talked with building officials in
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Happy anniversary

to us
There's plenty going on up and down the
Island this week, including big sales and a
church concert, but in the midst of your plan-
ning, we hope you'll consider joining us for our
10th anniversary party starting at 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 12, under a big tent in the park-
ing lot of the Island Shopping Center adjacent to
our newspaper office.
We look forward to the opportunity to thank
you personally for reading The Islander.
More happenings inside ... party informa-
tion on page 22.


THE BEST 10 YEARS

Since 1992





PAGE 2 M NOV. 6, 2002 E THE ISLANDER


Old Bridge Village cottages moving to Cortez


By Paul Roat
The cottages at Old Bridge Village in Bradenton
Beach have found a new home across the bay in Cortez.
Old Bridge Village developer David Teitelbaum
said four of the cottages off Bay Drive South should be
moved beginning next week. "It look very, very good,"
he told The Islander of the cottage move to property
near Annie Bait & Tackle owned by Peter Thurell.
Teitelbaum said county permits for the move were
still pending, but he did not expect any difficulties with
getting the necessary approvals.
He said he has leased property nearby the Old
Bridge Village site to preserve the extensive landscap-
ing at the property, and gardens will be moved late this
week. The cottages will follow, then construction of the
townhouse-office complex of Old Bridge Village will
start.
The project includes 11 residential units and three
office units between Third and Fourth Streets. One of
the cottages on the property will remain as part of the
office mix for the project.
Teitelbaum said he had bought the property from
previous owners Harry Brown and Susan Kehne for
$2.1 million and acknowledged that the pair have no
further involvement in the development.
Asked if he planned to remain in Bradenton Beach,


'Problem' perhaps?
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1


Manatee County and nearby cities and they had advised
him that having a licensed architect sign off on the in-
spections was acceptable procedure.
"Hopefully, there won't be any more surprises,"
said Welch. With the knowledge that McKay had been
denied a temporary license more than a year ago,
Welch said he just wanted to make sure he didn't "put
my own license in jeopardy" before signing a C.O. with
inspections done by McKay.
In the Spring Avenue case, licensed Florida ar-
chitect Eugene Aubry was able to sign off on the in-


An artist rendering of Old Bridge Village from Fourth Street South.


Brown said he had no comment.
The Old Bridge Village development was ap-
proved by city commissioners amid much controversy
earlier this year. Residents protested the development,
citing it did not meet the character of the neighborhood.


spections.
If no architectural engineer is available to sign the
affidavit, however, SueLynn said reinspections will be
necessary and the city will make arrangements for either
a Holmes Beach building official or Welch to conduct the
reinspections. If the reinspection involves buried material
such as wiring, the city has an outside consultant that has
"significant experience in performing this kind of inspec-
tion," she said.
Seven projects are affected by the new guidelines,
the mayor said.
The city commission was to meet in special session
Nov. 5 at the Roser Memorial Community Church to
discuss and approve payments for any needed
reinspections, the mayor said.


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Nov. 6, asking residents for opinions on Medi-
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THE ISLANDER M NOV. 6, 2002 M PAGE 3


Whitmore, O'Brien win in Island elections


Island electors returned a familiar face and elected
a relative political newcotner Tuesday with the re-elec-
tion of Mayor Carol Whitmore in Holmes Beach and
the election of Anna O'Brien to the city commission in
Bradenton Beach.
Whitmore received 1,580 votes to challenger Joan
Perry's 642.
O'Brien received 275 votes to best incumbent
Sandberg's 257 for the Ward 4 seat.


City requests

mitigation ranking for

6th Avenue flooding
Joe Duennes, superintendent of public works for
Holmes Beach, and City Commissioner Don Maloney
attended the Manatee County local mitigation strategy
meeting Oct. 31.
As the representative for the city, Duennes submit-
ted a request to the county to consider placing Sixth
Avenue on a list of mitigation projects under the evacu-
ation route and drainage category.
Duennes informed the county that Sixth Avenue
has a 15-year history of flooding that includes seriously
delayed ponding following any significant rainfall.
"These high lingering waters shut down school
bus, postal and garbage services. In addition, some
driveways are totally inaccessible to vehicles and mos-
quito breeding has become an ongoing concern," said
Duennes.
He also brought the county's attention to the city's
recent discovery of a storm drain outfall that has been
clogged and camouflaged by 25 years of mangrove
growth and noted that the area needs maintenance
cleaning and structural improvement.
Projects are evaluated and ranked in order of pri-
ority by the county. Having a ranking on the list is an-
other way to help get funding for a project either
through grants or county programs.


"I've done a good job," Whitmore said, "and ob-
viously the citizens believe I have or I wouldn't have
gotten 70 percent of the vote."
"I just want to thank everyone who went out and
voted for me," O'Brien said. "I guess I'm the people's
choice."
"I really want to win," Perry said before receiving
the tally. Upon the news of her loss, Perry at first
thought the numbers were "off," saying it seemed too
high based on the number of registered voters. "If in-


deed the early totals are correct, I wish everybody well,
and I pray for our city."
"We'll do what we can do," Sandberg said, "and
that's all we can do."
For Holmes Beach, with 3,599 registered voters,
Tuesday's election represented a 63 percent voter turn-
out; of the 1,030 registered voters in Bradenton Beach,
52 percent voted.
Whitmore and O'Brien will be sworn into their
respective offices on Monday, Nov. 18.


Meetings


Anna Maria City
Nov. 6, 6:45 p.m., Environmental Enhancement and
Education Committee meeting.
Nov. 13, 4 p.m., city commission meeting on rights of
way.
Nov. 14, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
Nov. 7, 3 p.m., city commission workshop. Agenda:
solid waste collection discussion, sign ordinance dis-
cussion, updates on noise ordinance.
Nov. 7, 7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda: public
comment, second reading and public comment on mora-
torium on some construction, second reading and public
comment on city parking lot parking restrictions, public
hearing on accessory use for Island Scooter Rentals, dis-
cussion of appointment to scenic highway committee, dis-
cussion of interlocal agreement on skateboard park, spe-
cial event application for Bridge Street Nov. 9, special
event application for Bridge Street Feb. 8-9, banner re-
quest for Harvey Memorial Church Flea Market Feb. 6-
8, Manatee County Sheriff's Office agreement discussion,
grant fund discussion from Southwest Florida Water Man-
agement District for community education, consent
agenda, and commission reports.
Nov. 12, 1 p.m., scenic highway committee meeting.
Nov. 13, 6:30 p.m., board of adjustment meeting.


Nov. 14, 5:30 p.m., planning and zoning board meet-
ing.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
Nov. 6, 6 p.m., visioning meeting.
Nov. 7, 9 a.m., board of adjustment meeting.
Nov. 12, 7 p.m., city commission meeting with work
session immediately following.
Nov. 13, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., "Designing concrete for dura-
bility workshop."
Nov. 13, 6:45 p.m., parks and beautification committee
meeting.
Nov. 14, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., "Designing concrete for dura-
bility workshop."
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Of Interest
Nov. 13, 10 a.m., Island Emergency Management Op-
erations Committee meeting, Fire Station Number 1,
6001 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

Veteran's Day holiday notes
City halls in Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach, Holmes
Beach and Longboat Key will be closed Monday, Nov.
11, for Veterans Day. Trash, garbage and recyclable
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PAGE 4 0 NOV. 6, 2002 0 THE ISLANDER


Anna Maria City mystery: Where's the point?

By Rick Catlinr
Islander Reporter
While most Islanders are celebrating the success of ,
the recently completed beach renourishment project on.-..
the west side of the Island, the beach at Bean Point at t -- .
the north end is quietly disappearing. Some say it's just .4
the natural ebb and flow while others blame it on the L
beach renourishment project's borrow pit about 2,0007
feet southwest of Bean Point.
Either way, a comparison of aerial photographs
taken this year and 13 years ago shows a considerable
amount of sand has disappeared at Bean Point since
1989.
In some cases, the waters now creep within 10 feet
of the dune line at high tide, while at other locations the
maximum width of the beach is about 50 feet at high
tide.
But concerned Bean Point residents had their
chance to be included in that last beach renourishment .
project and declined, said Manatee County Ecosystems
Manager Charlie Hunsicker, who spearheaded the
project.
That renourishment would have added about 120.
feet more beach in front of each property owner at Bean .
Point, but concerns about granting the county an ease-
ment prompted most owners to decline.
"What we were concerned about was having more ,
and more people on our beach," said one Bean Point .
property owner who asked not to be identified. Bean Point 1989
"We already have enough trouble with parking and
p eopleuphereandy wednoughtrou wivupa any This aerial photograph of Bean Point taken in July 1989 shows considerable sand on the shore and along the
people up here and we didn't want to give up any Gulf of Mexico. Sand along the city's east coast can be seen on the left. Islander Photo: Courtesy Jack Elka
rights," the owner said.
If nature doesn't bring back the beach at Bean Photography.
Point, residents there who now want beach
renourishment will have to wait about five to seven
years, said Hunsicker. 7
Rick Spadoni of Coastal Planning and Engineer-
ing, the firm hired by Manatee County to oversee the
beach renourishment project, discounted claims the".
borrow pit has caused any loss of sand at the north ....
point or on the bay side.
"The history of this Island and all Florida barrier '. -
islands is that sand comes and goes," Spadoni said. r :_...
As most sand along Florida's west coast follows a.
north to south migration, Spadoni said Bean Point .
would be particularly affected by that pattern.
But something is causing the Bean Point sand to
disappear, residents say.
City resident Dale Woodland said the channel from
Tampa Bay to the Gulf of Mexico seems to be chang-
ing. A sandbar off Bean Point now visible at low tide
used to be part of Bean Point just a few years ago..
But one city resident said he remembered around
20 years ago when there was little sand at Bean Point
and almost no beach along the city's west side from
Bean Point to past the Sandbar restaurant.
"Look at some of those photographs. You'll find
Bean Point was nothing and waves crashed against
seawalls" on the west side.4
"Beaches on barrier islands in Florida come and
go," reiterated Spadoni. It's part of the natural flow of
sand and water. The only way to prevent serious ero-
sion is by renourishment. "Otherwise, you have to let B n t2
nature take its course." Bean Point 2002
But Spadoni believes the sand at Bean Point should Taken in July 2002, this photo of Bean Point shows much sand has been lost in the past 13 years. In addition,
return within the next few years. the beach along Anna Maria's northeast shore is now virtually nonexistent. Islander Photo: Courtesy Jack
"If you look at the past history of that area, you'll Elka Photography.
see times when there was little sand and periods when If the sand doesn't come back in a few years, ing the next beach renourishment project, expected to
there was plenty of beach," he said. Spadoni said Bean Point residents should consider join- begin in about seven years.


Eastern shore could get 'critical' state designation


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Residents along some sections of the bayfront side
of North Shore Drive in Anna Maria with disappearing
shorelines (The Islander, Oct. 16) may be surprised to
learn that their coastline could be considered part of
Florida's "erodable coast" and potentially eligible for
a future renourishment project.
Manatee County Ecosystems Manager Charlie
Hunsicker has said previously that this area of shore-
line was not eligible for state and county-funded beach
renourishment because it was not part of Florida's
erodable coastline.
But that's not exactly the case, said Gene Chalicki


of the Florida Department of Environmental
Protection's Beaches and Coastal Erosion Bureau.
The list of Florida's "critically eroded coastal ar-
eas" is updated annually by the BCEB, not just during
a beach renourishment project, Chalicki said. Munici-
palities and governments can request a review of any
coastal area by the bureau at any time.
Being on the Gulf of Mexico, Palma Sola Bay,
Sarasota Bay or Tampa Bay has nothing to do with a
determination that a coastline is or is not included in
the critical erosion report, he said. It's all based upon
scientific study and information.
There is literally no "line in the sand" between the
Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay that separates erodable


and non-erodable coastlines.
"Our review is ongoing and continuous based upon
information and we can initiate a review at any time,
based upon a suitable request," said Chalicki.
In other words, Anna Maria doesn't have to wait
seven years for the next beach renourishment project to
get a coastal review.
Inclusion of a coastline in the BCEB's "Critical
Erosion Report" means the designated shore is eligible
for state and federal funds for renourishment, Chalicki
said.
Great, said Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn. She's
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No consensus in building official talks


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Hard to believe, but the three Island cities have
agreed on a common issue. They agree they have not
yet reached agreement on the ground rules for an
Islandwide building official and consolidated depart-
ment for all three cities.
Actually, said Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn, the
three Island mayors have reached a "general consen-
sus" that any agreement must be "fair and equitable"
to each city involved.
Splitting the estimated $332,000 annual cost evenly
among Holmes Beach, Bradenton Beach and Anna Maria
was "not fair and equitable," said SueLynn following an
Oct. 28 meeting with Holmes Beach Mayor Carol
Whitmore and Bradenton Beach Mayor John Chappie.
Instead, the mayors agreed at a Nov. 4 meeting to
determine the number of inspections and permits issued
in each city during the 2001-02 fiscal year, figure each
city's percentage of the total, then prorate the estimated
cost among the three cities.
"Obviously, Holmes Beach is much larger than the


Eastern shore could be saved
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4
going to initiate a request for a BCEB review of the
city's northeast coast and Bean Point as soon as pos-
sible.
Chalicki said most coastal reviews are done in the
early part of the year, so a request for a review from
Anna Maria could possibly be done early next year.
He added that a coastal renourishment project does
hot necessarily have to be beach renourishment with
accompanying easements, massive dredging and in-
volvement by county, state and federal agencies. There
are other types of renourishment programs and various
funding sources, he indicated, but most require a
coastal area first be designated by his office as critically
eroded.
The mayor said she understands from one DEP


other two cities and it was only fair that they pay their
appropriate share," said SueLynn.
In its 2002-03 budget, Anna Maria had estimated
a maximum salary for its own building official at
$55,000 annually, in addition to benefits. The initial
estimate of costs for an Islandwide official would have
put the city's share at $110,666, if split evenly among
all three municipalities.
At this point, however, SueLynn said she also
wants input from the city commission and will ask
commissioners at a Nov. 14 workshop whether she
should continue to pursuethe idea, or hire a separate
building official for the city.
"We're not near a decision on the common build-
ing official, so what do we do as a city? Do we wait,
or pursue our own official?"
Anna Maria's building official position has been
advertised in the local media and 11 applications were
received. The mayor has held off on interviews, in the
hope a consensus could be reached on an Islandwide
building official, although that does not appear likely
in the immediate future.


source there may be funding available now for some
type of coastal renourishment, but she does not yet
have all the specifics.
Once that information is available and a review of
potentially erodable coastline initiated, SueLynn said
she plans to hold a public meeting with affected resi-
dents along North Shore Drive to discuss available op-
tions for immediate and long-term beach
renourishment. She hopes to have that meeting with
residents in late November or early December when
many have returned to the city for the winter.
That's good news for North Shore Drive, said resi-
dent Joan Dicksinson, who failed in her efforts to have
her area of the shore included in this year's beach
renroushment project.
"That's wonderful that we may not have to wait
seven years," said Dickinson. "I've been really con-
cerned and I look forward to meeting with the mayor."


THE ISLANDER 0 NOV. 6, 2002 E PAGE 5


Bridge Street

renaissance Sat.
By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Bridge Street has been and is again "a really
happening place," its "dynamic and vibrant aura"
making it a destination for travelers and residents
alike.
That is the assessment by Nancy Sutton Scott
of the basis for the Bridge Street Renaissance cel-
ebration planned for Saturday evening, Nov. 9,
along Bradenton Beach's historic esplanade.
The festival will see all businesses there
open late, a 5-to-9 "jump start on holiday shop-
ping" with drawings, refreshments, entertain-
ment and, hopefully, live music. Scott and other
Renaissance organizers are to seek special per-
mission for the music from the city commission
Thursday night.
The two hotels there, the new Bridgewalk
resort and the historic Magnolia Inn, will host
tours of their premises "so local people will
know where to put their guests."
A special event will be a drawing for the "Ul-
timate Shopping Spree," double handfuls of gift
certificates from the street's shops and restaurants:
Register for it in the Bridgewalk lobby Saturday.
It's all an unabashed promotion for commerce
along the historic street, and Scott is an unabashed
promoter for her favorite boulevard. She is market-
ing director for special services for the Bridgewalk.
"The whole celebration has become a sort of
historical reach-back to the original Bridge
Street," she said. "Its oldtime visitors came by
steamboat ferry, then it was the anchor for that
first old wooden bridge from the mainland.
"People who haven't seen Bridge Street in
the past 12 months don't know what they're
missing. They can catch up in one great exuber-
ant night."
She has full information at 782-1129.


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Sorry 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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Is it over?
We hope we sincerely, honestly, deeply hope -
that when you read this the 2002 election is over, the
winners are declared and the campaigning has
screeched to a halt.
Enough, already. Enough of TV and radio and
newspapers and all the incessant over-coverage of the
campaigns. We've heard enough opinions that aren't
convincing from enough people we've never heard of
before and don't want to hear of again. And once we
hear the magic result numbers, enough of that too.
Please, please let all the results from all over be final,
with no election anywhere hanging fire and letting all
those excesses go on again. And let's get back to business.

Don't give up
The behind-the-scenes work to maintain the Anna
Maria Elementary School's existing auditorium in con-
junction with the new $7 million-plus construction
plans is ongoing.
While Manatee County School Board employees
must follow criteria for new schools based on state
guidelines, the community can still pursue options with
the board. Fundraising within the school and the com-
munity is integral to those options and, according to
Principal Tim Kolbe, the "kitty" is growing.
Pledges have now passed the $10,000 mark, and
Kolbe, The Islander and community leaders remain
optimistic the board will consider remodeling the ex-
isting facility for far less money than the proposed
$625,000 cost of replacement.
Some of your kids and your grandkids may have
performed there, and if so, you know exactly how those
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Opinion


With thanks to all
To our fellow Turtle Watchers and Islanders: We
were caught a little off guard at Saturday's Turtle
Watch annual banquet when we had the honor of re-
ceiving the 2002 Sadie Award. Had we been a little
more prepared and a little more comfortable with a
microphone, we would have taken that opportunity tu
acknowledge the fact that we can't do what we do with-
out all the support, patience and experience of many
other turtle watchers!
During a July storm [and Suzi Fox's absence] we
were definitely busy with a plethora of problems that
arise when turtle season clashes with storm season. The
crux of problems during that time, of course, was the
danger of nests being washed out. This threat fluctuated
with the tide as well as the severity of the storm. We
made many a phone call to the section leaders whose
nests were the most at risk. These people were more
than supportive and patient with our novice experience
in dealing with this turtle crisis.
Thank you Lee and Marvin for working with us and
putting up with our numerous phone calls while the storm
raged on. And a special HUGE thank you to Tommy
(a.k.a. "Turtle Tom"). You were so incredibly helpful with
your advice, expertise and willingness to get out there and
help us check nests, moves nests or whatever it was that
needed to be done! Turtle Watch is definitely a TEAM
organization and we have one awesome team!
This Sadie Award is definitely to be shared with all
of you!
Claudia and Glenn Wiseman, Holmes Beach and
South Lyons, Mich.
Love that trolley
I am a visitor from England and for the last four
years I have come to Anna Maria Island. This trip is for
five weeks and this year I discovered a new delight
your trolley service!
As I am partially handicapped, the trolley has en-
abled me to visit the whole Island on my own and it is
a delight.


Special thanks are due to the drivers who are so
friendly, extremely helpful and highly professional.
I am here until Nov. 10, so I anticipate more happy
travel on the trolley. I wish you great success with this
venture you should be very proud of it.
Jack Blake, High Wycombe, Bucks, England

Stretch Longboat north
Help! Please. I am trying to find a way to agree
with this program of a trolley on Anna Maria Island as
a positive idea.
I read in the news that this is more successful than
anticipated, Carol Whitmore, Ernie Padgett and Mike
Guy are impressed. Traffic is cut back, with 600 to
1,000 riders per day.
What? Is this a joke? I live in Hplmes Beach and
have a condo in Bradenton Beach and travel at all dif-
ferent hours. The best I've seen is eight riders (that was
on a holiday), most of the time two or three riders and
15 percent of the time empty.
If I bought the whole system and charged $3 per
ride, I would lose big time. If the county starts to charge
$1 per ride next year, it will lose 70 percent of the rid-
ers, maybe more.
Then who pays the bill? Yes, the taxpayers, who
didn't even vote on this "Coney Island park bus." Ev-
eryone I talked to uses words like "holdup," "smells,"
"noise" and "what happens in case of an emergency?"
Gulf Drive is the main road on the whole Island.
Question: Who will stand up and explain the fault on
a fire call 10 minutes late, a heart attack nine minutes
late, or the police on a hot call, while these buses load
and unload at more than 80 stops with cars and trucks
backed up burning fuel.
I am not surprised that Longboat Key turned this
program and the skateboard program down, a sure traf-
fic jam and a great liability. Smart people.
Answer? Let's stretch Longboat Key to Bean
Point.
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THE ISLANDER M NOV. 6, 2002 M PAGE 7


Chair speaks on charter government, moratorium


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach City Commission Chairman Rich
Bohnenberger made a presentation to the city's civic
association on charter government.
Bohnenberger's presentation completes the civic
association's "Getting to Know Your Local Govern-
ment 101" speaker series, which began earlier this
year.
Bohnenberger explained to a small group gath-
ered at the Island Branch Library the history of char-
ter government, the four types of municipalities and
his views on city managers.
According to Bohnenberger, charter government
dates back to medieval England, when citizens pe-
titioned the British crown for a charter allowing
them to levy taxes and improve infrastructure and
development.
When the American colonies were established,
the charter government was still in effect, although
after the American Revolution, the authority of the
crown was taken over by the states.
Florida, which was originally under Spanish
rule, already had two chartered municipalities St.
Augustine and Pensacola. In 1822, those two cities
received new charters and are the oldest cities in
Florida. St. Johns and Escambia counties were the
only two counties in Florida at the time.
Today, Florida has grown to 67 counties and
more than 400 cities. Of Manatee County's munici-
palities, Palmetto is the oldest, having been incorpo-
rated in 1897. Bradenton incorporated in 1903, Anna
Maria in 1923, Holmes Beach in 1950, Bradenton
Beach in 1953, and Longboat Key in 1955.
Bohnenberger said the main benefit in creating
a city is to gain independence and control over one's
community and the services provided. Providing
your own services to your community comes with
the price of taxing your community for those ser-
vices, setting up boundaries and a form of govern-
ment.
Bohnenberger said that in 1993, Florida had 392


cities, and today with more
than 400, it demonstrates
that there is a trend to in-
corporate. Likely this is "
due to dissatisfaction with
the services provided by
the county, he said.
When Manatee County
Commissioner Joe
McClash proposed becom-
ing a charter county, Bohnenberger
Bohnenberger opposed it
because it gives the county the right to override the
city government officials' decisions, thus diminish-
ing a municipality's home rule.
There are four forms of municipal government.
The council-weak mayor form of government exists
in Bradenton Beach and Anna Maria. This allows the
mayor to be a voting member of the commission.
Holmes Beach is run with a council-strong
mayor form of government. This leaves all legisla-
tive decisions to the commission and all administra-
tive duties to the mayor.
A commission form of government, in
Bohnenberger's opinion, is the worst option of the
four. It puts each commissioner in charge of a gov-
ernmental department.
And finally there is the council-manager form,
which puts a professional manager in charge of the
administrative duties.
Bohnenberger believes that Holmes Beach does
not have a complicated internal structure, with all
departments currently staffed with professional per-
sonnel.
Bohnenberger said that he doesn't believe the
city generates enough work to warrant hiring a full-
time manager, but the decision is ultimately one
voters would need to decide.
Civic association chairman Joe Bracken asked
Bohnenberger to touch on how the city's comprehen-
sive plan and land development code benefit the city.
The comprehensive plan outlines the overall


plan for how the community can be developed,
Bohnenberger said, and the land development code
is created to support the goals outlined in the com-
prehensive plan.
Bohnenberger believes that changes need to be
made to the comprehensive plan in order to prevent
losing valuable commercial space to developments
such as the Tidemark Lodge.
"I'm not opposed to the Tidemark concept," ad-
mitted Bohnenberger, "but our commercial district
currently has no density caps."
Bohnenberger has asked the planning commis-
sion in the past to consider amending the compre-
hensive plan to limit hotel-motel use in commercial
districts, but nothing has happened. And, more re-
cently, he has suggested the city commission con-
sider imposing a moratorium until a method of con-
trol can be developed.
The planning commission is currently working
on its final draft of mixed-use zoning and planned-
unit development for the city. Bohnenberger said he
is waiting to see what the planning commission will
forward to the city commission before deciding if he
will raise the issue of a moratorium again.
Bohnenberger noted that it can take as much as
six months to a year for a comprehensive plan
change to be completed, however he would like to
see some alternative to allowing another develop-
ment to encroach on the city's commercial district
without any specific restrictions.
"We need some method to put a lid on develop-
ment until we know how we want to handle it," he
said. "My concern is specifically with allowing the
type of project like Tidemark in a commercial zone
without proper restrictions."
Bohnenberger encouraged residents and civic as-
sociation members to become active in lobbying
government officials on issues, such as water use,
that affect municipalities. He also invited association
members to join him at a grassroots lobbying semi-
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PAGE 8 0 NOV. 6, 2002 N THE ISLANDER


'Compromise' needed for Anna Maria parking woes


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
In a city where the public parking problem likely
began the day the first Model-T Ford rolled across the
wooden bridge from Bradenton with a group of main-
landers headed for the beach, Anna Maria Mayor
SueLynn said the present city commission is deter-
mined to come up with a solution to the problem, or at
the least, a master parking plan.
And in a city not known for residents compromis-
ing on many issues, the mayor said at the Oct. 29 city
commission parking workshop that what is needed to
resolve the issue is just that compromise.
The city has been collecting information on the
issue since 1977 at least, she said, but for one reason
or another, successive commissions and accompanying
parking committee studies have failed to "come up
with a master parking plan." The last parking commit-
tee report and recommendations were presented in May
2000 but were never adopted.
Without trying to "reinvent the wheel," the mayor
said the city "just needs a workable compromise that
moves us forward."
She asked the approximately 30 residents at the
meeting to "be prepared to accept compromise," but
any hope of that happening seemed to diminish as tihe
meeting wore on.
Residents quickly divided into two camps: those
who want public parking on the rights of way and ac-
cess to the beach, and those who favor private property
rights and "resident-only" parking on the rights of way.
The commission, too, was somewhat divided.
Commissioner Linda Cramer favored public access
to the beach with designated parking at the end of each
beach access road, but agreed that "residents have a
right to their own parking."
Commissioner John Michaels said the taxpaying
residents of the city should have priority.
Even SueLynn said the city should "protect prop-
erty owner rights."
Whatever the commission does will not be popu-
lar with some people, said Commissioner John Quam.
So what's the starting point? Cramer asked.
How about the Sanibel Island parking ordinance?
asked Bill Yanger, an attorney and member of the
city's 1999 parking committee.
It's reasoned and disciplined, provides for resident


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
At the recent Anna Maria City Commission park-
ing workshop, some Anna Maria residents suggested a
Sanibel Island parking ordinance might be a good start-
ing point for a similar law or master parking plan in
their city.
That could be because Sanibel Island charges us-
ers for parking permits and has no parking on any city
rights of way, according to Sanibel Island Mayor Nola
Theiss.
Instead of a master parking plan, said Theiss, the
city instituted a study two years ago to determine how
city services were used and what fees should be in-
creased or added, including parking, to help pay for
those services.
The result was the institution of user-fee parking.
The city has no public parking lots, but does have
metered parking spaces, including along the beach ac-
cess, with a $2-per-hour rate.
"We also sell parking permits to residents for $10
per year," said Theiss, "and $40 a year to a county resi-
dent." Anyone else, including winter visitors, must pay
$80 a year for a permit or the $2-an-hour cost.
"There is no free parking at the beach for anyone,"
said Theiss, although most Sanibel residents live within
walking distance of the beach. Most city businesses
have ample free parking, she said.
She acknowledged that the vast majority of com-
plaints are about the $2-per-hour parking charge or the
$35 fine for violating the city's parking ordinance. And
most of the complaints are from county residents using
the beach on weekends, she said.
"Once you start charging for something that they


Park here
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn lists criteria for a possible city master parking plan during a workshop on the


city's parking woes Oct. 29. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

parking along with parking for the general public in
designated areas and allows the city to address where
parking should be, he said. And it's fair.
"Use it as a starting point," Yanger suggested.
But some people from the business community
said designated parking sends the wrong message to
visitors: that they are not wanted in the city.
Glen Neumann, owner of a Pine Avenue business,
said he was against resident-only parking. The problem
is beach-access parking. The city has the resources to
find a solution. It's better to have "strict" parking than
no parking for the public, he said.
If public parking is restricted in the city, businesses
might just as well start now looking now for a location in
Holmes Beach, suggested one member of the public.
Others in the gallery, however, believed Yanger's
suggestion about Sanibel Island might be a good start-
ing point.
SueLynn discussed a memo from Michaels written
in May on a master parking plan that would include


designated parking, parking rights for commercial busi-
nesses, efforts by the city to acquire additional parking
lots in commercial areas, a ban on parking on city resi-
dential rights of way, posting a sign at the city limits
for the public to park only in designated areas, and an
effort by the city to ask establishments such as Roser
Memorial Community Church to allow their parking
lots to be used by the public during certain hours.
Michaels said having designated parking is not
saying "keep out" to visitors, but Neumann disagreed.
"This sends a bad message," Neumann said.
If it's resident-only parking, businesses and visitors
won't come here any more, said former City Commis-
sioner Jay Hill.
Michaels said he was not bound by his memo, it.
was just a starting point.
Russell Stover said people are losing sight of the
central issue. "We're just talking about the demand for
parking within two blocks of the beach. That's the is-
sue," although how the city accomplishes this task
can't be "even-handed," he suggested.
"So what do you want to do?" said Cramer. It's
basically very simple, she suggested. Either the city
establish beach-access parking, or restrict public park-
ing to a city parking lot.
Resident Dale Woodland agreed that to eliminate
public parking is fair. "It may not be right and I don't
agree with it, but it's fair. It treats everyone equally."
But with everyone trying to present a recommen-
dation for a solution, the mayor said the workshop was
not supposed to turn into another parking committee.
That's been done enough in the city.

Options
With input from' the public, SueLynn listed crite-
ria for a master parking plan to include fairness, pro-
tection of property rights, enforceability, allow for
public beach access, a concern for permanent residents,
consideration of parking for commercial business, be
citywide and long term, easy to understand, and take
parking issues at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center into consideration.
Easier said than done, commented one resident.
SueLynn said the commission needs a workshop
where it can discuss the proposed options, have a
chance to talk among themselves, and hopefully come
to a consensus.
Cramer said there have already been enough work-
shops and special meetings on parking. "What else do
we have to do?"
"Just give us a chance to talk and come back to the
public," said SueLynn.
It's very difficult to reach a decision with all the
ongoing public comment, she said. "Everyone wants to
go in a different direction," she added, to the surprise
of no one in attendance.
Commissioners eventually agreed to hold a special
meeting on parking at 7 p.m. Nov. 7. Commissioners
will debate options for the next step for the first 90
minutes of the meeting followed by 30 minutes of pub-
lic comment, SueLynn said.


used to get for free, they think it is exorbitant, that it's
excessive," said Theiss.
But the city has to provide for beach police patrols
and cleanup and resident taxpayers were footing the
bill. Now, some of those costs are offset by day visi-
tors and seasonal residents.
Theiss acknowledged that a number of beachgoers
utilize parking lots at hotels along the beach, but "that's
a private issue. It's up to the hotels to patrol their own
lots, but people just say they're going to the restaurant
and there's not much the hotel can do."
Indeed, while Anna Maria doesn't have any
beachfront hotels, it does have the Sandbar restaurant
and its numerous parking lots located on the beach.
At the Oct. 29 Anna Maria parking workshop, Su-
san Wright of the Sandbar pointed out that in the ab-
sence of any public parking, the restaurant's parking lot
is used by many beachgoers. When confronted about
parking on private property, however, the beachgoers'
usual excuse is that they had intended to also eat at the
Sandbar, but won't now because of the harassment and
that they have no plans to ever return to the Sandbar,
not mentioning that they may plan to return to the park-
ing lot to use the beach.
So in the interest of public goodwill, the Sandbar
stopped trying to keep beachgoers out of the
restaurant's parking lot, said Wright.
That problem overflows to the parking lot at city
hall, where employees of several nearby businesses are
encouraged to park due to a lack of parking at those
facilities.
And that contributes to parking problems for Island
Players at city hall, which often finds the city lot full
before its performances begin.


Sanibel parking plan: users pay,


not residents, says mayor





THE ISLANDER M NOV. 6, 2002 M PAGE 9


Flag issue 'raised' again in Bradenton Beach


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The once-dead issue of a military veterans memorial
for the Leffis Key area of Bradenton Beach has been
"raised" again, this time by a group of veterans who say
they are independent of any organized veterans group.
At the Oct. 30 Bradenton Beach Scenic Highway
Committee Corridor Management Entity meeting, vet-
erans Bill Field, Gene Gillette and Larry Hanneken
made their pitch for the CME to resurrect the memo-
rial project.
Field, who is head of the Manatee Veterans Coun-
cil, said he and his colleagues were not representing
any organization, but came to the CME as independent
veterans, even though they don't live on the Island.
"We're just here as veterans who would like to see
a memorial on the Island," stressed Field. "The Mana-
tee Veterans Council is out of this project."
Field explained that a Manatee County compro-
mise proposal for an alternate memorial site about 500
feet south of the original Leffis Key location was re-
jected by the MVC in a bitter dispute among members.
The county had turned down the original location atop,
Leffis Key after environmentalists claimed the memo-
rial and flagpole might be harmful to migrating birds.
The current proposal calls for the county to spend
about $15,000 to erect a small flagpole and memorial
plaque at the new location. The flag would be lighted
24 hours a day and the county would cover all costs,
including maintenance.
All that's needed is a Bradenton Beach building
permit for the county to proceed, said Field.
Better to have a flagpole and memorial in another
location than .none at all on the Island, he added.
"If we can't have the original, let's just go 500 feet
farther south. I just want to see that flag flying when I
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"My concern is that we just have a flag flying, a
memorial to all veterans. Let's just keep it simple.
"We'd love to see this memorial before all World
War II veterans are dead, and they are dying by the
thousands every day," Field added.
"It's a memorial to all the people who didn't make
it back," said Hanneken. "It's for all veterans every-
where, living or dead."
CME Chairman Harry Brown and the CME agreed
to examine the county proposal and discuss the issue be-
fore making any recommendation to the city commission.

WE 5


Boat explode
An early morning fishing expedition ended with an
explosion before the boat left the dock last week.
One man was literally blown out of the boat at the
dock at Sunny Shores Marina in Cortez Oct. 30.
Johnny Pemelman was preparing to leave a dock
off 115th Street near Sunny Shores aboard Mike Davis'
23-foot Carolina skiff when he started the engine and
the boat exploded. Pemelman was airborne after the ex-
plosion, according to West Manatee Fire & Rescue


But not all veterans are in favor of the alternate site
for a veterans memorial.
Bradenton Beach resident Jim Kissick, who headed
up the original project for the MVC, said he is opposed
to any memorial location other than the original choice
atop Leffis Key. In addition, the veterans backing the
new location are not Island residents and the original
memorial project was to honor Island veterans in par-
ticular, Kissick has said.
In other CME matters, Fawn Ker reported that the
CME's Web site, bradentonbeachscenichighway.org, is
now operational and has a link to the city's Web page.


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Capt. Ernie Cave, and suffered multiple fractures in his
extremities.
Pemelman was treated by emergency medical per-
sonnel and transported by helicopter to Bayfront Medi-
cal Center in St. Petersburg.
Cave said the explosion was ruled an accident.
"The investigation is concluded and it was deemed
to be accidental," Cave said.
Davis was not injured in the explosion.


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PAGE 10 M NOV. 6, 2002 0 THE ISLANDER


U.S.C.G. flotilla dedicates new quarters Friday


Squeezed out of its Coast Guard Station Cortez
meeting space four years ago, Flotilla 81 of the USCG
Auxiliary will celebrate its own building Friday, Nov.
8.
The Coast Guard station needed the flotilla space,
so members of the auxiliary cast about for suitable
quarters and finally decided it would be better off on
its own. Four years later, it has completed construction
of a home of its own.
It got no federal, state or local funds, but members
"subscribed heavily," said Flotilla Staff Officer F.J.
Milio, and got welcome donations from the public as
well enough to get the building built, though it's still
in need of funds to pay off the construction costs.
The flotilla will dedicate the new building at an
open house and public reception from 4-7 p.m. Friday,
Nov. 8, at 5801 33rd Ave. Ct. W., Bradenton, just in-
side the west entrance to G.T. Bray Park.
Speakers will be Chief Petty Officer William T.
Turner, commanding Station Cortez, and Bradenton
Mayor Wayne Poston.
The flotilla is the oldest in Manatee County, serv-


Coast Guard Flotilla 81 will have a grand opening for its new building Friday.


ing the area's boaters for 40 years, said Milio. Its origi-
nal purposes were to help the Coast Guard in nonmili-
tary functions and educate the public in safe boating,


but its duties have expanded over the years, he said.
Further information may be obtained at 727-9300
or 383-3041.


Turtle feast, awards
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch celebrated a successful season of turtle protection with a banquet feting themselves at Bongo's on Palma Sola Bay, pictured at left.
Coordinators received copies of the Clearwater Marine Aquariums turtle book, and Claudia and Glenn Wiseman, of Anna Maria and Michigan, flew in for the event
and the surprise of the night, the Sadie Award for exceptional dedication to Turtle Watch. At right is Jo Ann Meilner, left, Claudia, President Suzi Fox presenting the
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Patriotism Week, Veterans Day coming


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Patriotism Week begins Saturday for Manatee
County and Anna Maria Island, with Veterans Day
falling partway through the observances, on Mon-
day.
Patriotism Week from Nov. 9-15 is "to promote
a strong sense of patriotism among all citizens of
Manatee County," and it was designed to surround
the traditional patriotic holiday Veterans Day on
Nov. 11.
Observances will be launched at 9 a.m. Saturday
with the opening of Vietnam-style Firebase Hackett
at Rossi Park on the Manatee River at the Green
Bridge, a large complex that will include military
history displays.
The Marine Corps Birthday Ball will be Satur-
day evening, starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn-
Airport Marina, 7150 Tamiami Trail N., Sarasota.
Veterans Day services will be underscored with
the tolling of church bells in the county for one
minute Monday at 11 a.m., the time the armistice
ending World War I was signed in 1918. Islanders
will have to go to the mainland for bells, for here
isn't a tollable church bell on Anna Maria Island.


The Manatee County Veterans Council will have
a patriotic display all during November at the Island
-Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,. Holmes Beach.
A second exhibit will also be featured, titled
-"'Woody Candish & Friends," a mixed media art pre-
sentation that will be at the library all month.
The veterans' display is "to further the goal of
encouraging patriotism and to help instill a sense of
national pride," implementing a Florida statute which
encourages school instructional staffs to use the assis-
tance of local veterans.


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Not a bell will ring at Island churches on Vet-
erans Day. There's no ding in their ling.
Veterans Day observance organizers want
church bells all over Manatee County to toll for one
minute Monday to honor vets at 11 a.m., the time
the armistice ended World War I on Nov. 11, 1918.
Anna Maria Island churches would love to ren-
der honors, they all said, but it's just not in the
cards. Nobody has a bell in any ringing shape.
Island Baptist Church, for instance, has a bell
but it works through the church organ and there's
something wrong with the organ. If that gets fixed,
the vets could hear the bell.
St. Bernard Catholic Church likewise is suffer-


(See related story).
As the bells fade, veterans will be honored in a
ceremony of remembrance in Veterans Monument
Park, adjacent to Manatee Memorial Hospital, 206
Second St. E., Bradenton. The county Veteran of the


The council's program to assist Manatee County
schools is Veterans Educate Today's Students, or
VETS. It provides speakers or patriotic programs at all
educational levels. Currently it is also promoting pub-
lic awareness of American Patriotism Week in Mana-
tee County Nov. 9-15.
The library opens daily except Sunday at 10 a.m.,
closing Monday and Wednesday at 8 p.m., Tuesday
and Thursday at 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 5 p.m.
Details on library matters may be obtained by call-
ing 778-6341, for veterans affairs 792-7395.


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Church of the Annunciation also is without a ringer
due to a breakdown in its system.
Gloria Dei Lutheran doesn't have a bell, nor,
for that matter, does Island Chapel on Longboat
Key.
Roser Memorial's bell is beyond immediate
function it's as cracked as the U.S. Liberty Bell
("We need a welder or something," said a parish-
ioner). But the church has a fine carillon that it can
and will play at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, Veter-
ans Day. Same with Harvey Memorial Church in
Bradenton Beach: No bell, but a carillon that likely
will play so the occasion won't go unremarked.


Year will be named, and the Grand Parade will fol-
low.
The parade will form along the river behind
Monument Park, proceed around the park, turn west
on Manatee Avenue and go through downtown
Bradenton to Ware's Creek, where it will disband.
The U.S. Military Academy Band from West Point
will march in the parade.
Tuesday noon the band will play at the patrio-
tism luncheon sponsored by the Bradenton Kiwanis
Club at the City Auditorium, 1005 Barcarrota Blvd.,
and in concerts at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednes-
day at the auditorium. Wednesday at 9 a.m. it will
offer a special concert and workshop for high school
music students at the auditorium.
Thursday evening Manatee's first "Stage Door
Canteen" will be staged with dancing to the Melody-
Booth Orchestra at 7 p.m. at the auditorium.
The observances will conclude with the closing
of Firebase Hackett Friday, Nov. 15.
Further information is available from Len
Sirotski, chairman of the American Patriotism Cel-
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The 19th annual holiday gift market of the Junior
League of Manatee County will be Friday-Sunday,
Nov. 8-10, at the Manatee Civic Center in Palmetto.
Opening the event will be a "gala party, silent auc-
tion and casino style entertainment" from 7-10 p.m.
Friday. The market, styled "All That Glitters," will
have 80 exhibitor booths open from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat-
urday and 9-5 Sunday. Details may be obtained at 727-
6500, extension 277.

Historical society
to air Perico video
The Anna Maria Island Historical Society will hold
a public viewing of the video documentary "One Heart,
One Mind" about Perico Bayou at its Monday, Nov. 18,
meeting at 3 p.m. at the Island Branch Library in Holmes
Beach.
Produced by independent filmmaker and seasonal
Island resident Jan Marie Martell, the video documents
the current state of the environment on the north side
of the Perico Island bayou and estuary, and what might
happen if development is allowed on Perico Island and
the eastern shores of the bayou.
The video was recently shown to the Manatee
Board of County Commissioners and this past April,
members of Anna Maria's Environmental Education
and Enhancement Committee had a viewing.
Other viewings have been held.recently by the Si-
erra Club and Audubon Society, and at the Key Royale
Club in Holmes Beach.
Organizations interested in seeing the video should
call Nan Serwin at 795-0841.
The Nov. 18 viewing is open to the public.

Rotary seeking sponsors
for first casino night
The Anna Maria Island Rotary Club is organizing
its first Monte Carlo Casino Night and is looking for
sponsors for its 14 gaming tables.
There will be those 14 games of chance, a silent auc-
tion, food, drink and fun the night of Jan. 11 at St. Bernard
Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
"We are planning to sell 300 tickets to the event,"
said Nancy Ambrose of the club. "Tickets will be $30
per person and that will include your chips for playing
the games and food."
Table sponsorship at $200 will help pay for the
tables and operators, she said that's the average cost
of a table with experienced operator.
Half of the proceeds will go to the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center's building fund and the other
half will be spread among other Island charities and
causes supported by the local Rotarians.
Further information is available from Ambrose at
778-5274 or 779-0333.


'Calusas-Condos' debut party
Tuesday evening
The Hunters will sign their book and serve
wine and cheese Tuesday evening, Nov. 12, at the
coming-out party for "From Calusas to Condo-
miniums."
Subtitled "A Pictorial History of Longboat
Key From the Beginning until 2000," Ralph
Hunter chronicles the island he helped shape and
tracked, with great help from his wife Claire.
They published the Longboat Observer weekly
newspaper from 1978 until selling it in 1995.
The book's 240 pages has 358 illustrations
along with enough text to tell the Longboat story,
and includes an index of 1,100 people on the key.
It will be off the press this month, Hunter
said, for $22.95. It is published by Royal Palm
Publishing Co. Inc., whose president and vice
president are the Hunters.
On Anna Maria Island, The Islander is the
exclusive sales agent and copies will be for sale
at the newspaper's office at 5404 Marina Drive.
The introductory party for the book and its
authors will be from 4:30-7 p.m. Tuesday at Holi-
day Inn on Longboat Key, 4949 Gulf of Mexico
Drive. Further information may be obtained by
calling 383-4066.


Privateers will smoke mullet
on Saturday
The Anna Maria Island Privateers will stage one of
their renowned mullet smokes Saturday, Nov. 9, at the
parking lot of Publix at Holmes Beach, 3900 E. Bay Dr.
They will smoke fresh-caught mullet from 8 a.m.
until they run out of fish, with "prices below market,"
said the nonprofit organization.
The proceeds from this fundraising event will go to
community youth organizations and for college scholar-
ships, said Greg "Shiprek" Davidson, president. Details
may be obtained by calling 778-8519 or 539-3952.

Roser yard sale Saturday
The thrift shop of Roser Memorial Community
Church will "clear the excess stuff out of the garage"
at a yard sale Saturday, Nov. 9.
The giant sale will be from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the
shop, 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Further information
may be obtained by phoning 778-3624 or 779-2733.

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the auto body shop was identified incorrectly. Air
America is located at 3014 Avenue C in the rear unit
behind Island Starter and Alternator.


Ghouls by the score
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce hosted a children costume contest and enlisted a long trail of
merchants to dispense treats following the prize handout on Halloween. It took a bullhorn to get the attention
of all the ghouls, goblins, ballerinas, princesses, firemen, Elvis and James Dean lookalikes and, of course,
Yoda. The horde of kids made a "frightening" impression on the judges and the area merchants participating
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Katherine Marie Arpke and Robert Gardiner Houle
plan to marry in a ceremony on Longboat Key Dec. 1.
The bride-to-be is daughter of Raymond and
D'Arcy Arpke of Longboat, the groom son of the late
Bert Houle and Louise Hardenburg, wife of retired
Navy Lt. Cmdr. Chester Hardenburg of Dania, Fla.
The young couple share careers as show develop-
ers and program presenters at the Orlando Science
Center. Both are actors, having earned bachelor's de-
grees from the University of Central Florida.
She is a professional water skier as well, a career
launched when she was performing with the Sarasota Ski-
A-Rees. He is also a musician and master of ceremonies.
Her parents are proprietors of Euphemia Haye res-
taurant on Longboat Key, her father executive chef and
mother business administrator. Commander
Hardenburg is an artist now and Ms. Hardenburg an
administrative assistant in occupational therapy at
Barry University.
After the wedding the newlyweds plan to continue
working together in theater and music.

Support group meeting Nov. 6
The Parent Support Group of Anna Maria Island
Community Center will meet from 6-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria.
Shirley Romberger, the Center's family therapist,
will facilitate the program offering a new curriculum
"which will incorporate developing capable people,"
said the Center. Solving family problems and under-
standing children's behavior are among the goals.
Those interested may register and receive further
information by calling 778-1908.


Married
Tracey Joan Moynihan of Holmes Beach and Miguel
Ferreira Infante Rosa of Brazil were married at
Sacred Heart Church in Norfolk, Va. She is daughter
of Patricia and David Moynihan of Holmes Beach.
The bride is a TV news reporter and he is with a
printing firm. They will live in Norfolk.

'Stars and Stripes Gala'
deadline next week
Deadline is next Wednesday, Nov. 13, for reserva-
tions for the "Stars and Stripes Gala" sponsored by the
Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island.
Reservations for the $25 affair may be made at
778-2427 or 778-7865.
The luncheon and fashion show will begin at 11
a.m. Nov. 20 at El Conquistador Country Club, 4350
El Conquistador Pkwy., Bradenton. Luncheon at noon
will follow the social hour, then will come a fashion
show featuring Irene's Fashions of Holmes Beach.
Models will be Nina Compton, Faye Pratt, Marian
Van Winkle, Irene Flinn, Sarah Maloney, Ginny Smith
and Dianna Miller.

Friends' speaker going
'Behind the Scenes'
Jo Ann Frye, co-producer of the Sarasota Opera,
will take Islanders "Behind the Scenes" at a meeting of
Friends of the Island Branch Library Tuesday, Nov. 12.
The meeting, the second event in the Friends'
2002-03 Program Series, will be at 2 p.m. at the library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. The program is
free and open to the public.
Frye's presentation will feature "backstage vi-
gnettes, snippets of popular arias on tape, tales about
some hilarious opera disasters, and a mini-review of the
new season's operas."
More information is available at 778-6341.


Obituaries


Glenn A. 'Butch' Kiwior
Glenn A. "Butch" Kiwior, 53, of Holmes Beach,
died Nov. 1.
Born in New Jersey, Mr. Kiwior came to Manatee'
County from West Caldwell, N.J., in 1979. He was a
self-employed carpenter.
Services will be noon Sunday, Nov. 9, at Coquina
Beach. Shannon Funeral Home Town Chapel,
Bradenton, is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by companion Jan Welch of Holmes
Beach and father Henry of West Caldwell.

Louise Johanson Reynolds
Louise Johanson Reynolds, 97, of Bradenton, died
Oct. 31.
Born in Charleston, W. Va., Mrs. Reynolds came
to Manatee County from Cincinnati in 1939. She was
a founding member of Island Baptist Church and taught
Sunday school for 40 years. She was a Red Cross vol-
unteer during World War II. She was a medical tran-
scriptionist at Manatee Memorial Hospital for many
years.
Memorial services were Monday, Nov. 4, at the
church. Memorial contributions may be made to Island


Baptist Church, P.O. Box 458, Anna Maria FL 34216.
Burial will be Flat Lick Cemetery, Herndon, Ky.
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island Chapel, is in
charge of arrangements.
She is survived by cousin Sue Moore of Bradenton.

Marion L. VanEss
Marion L. VanEss, 90, of Bradenton Beach, died
Oct. 22.
Born in Gratchett County, Mich., Mrs. VanEss
came to Manatee County from Bay City, Mich., in
1991. She was a homemaker. She was a member of
Island Baptist Church. She belonged to the Order of the
Eastern Star in Bay City and was past president of the
Women's Club in Bay City.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov.
7, at the church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Memo-
rial contribution may be made to Island Baptist Church,
P.O. Box 458, Anna Maria FL 34216. Griffith-Cline
Funeral Home, Manatee Avenue Chapel, is in charge
of arrangements.
She is survived by daughter Denice Hind of Bad
Axe, Mich.; son Robert B. Macaulay of Linwood,
Mich.; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.


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Season starting |
With the season starting .
for ballet, "Mo's
diehards" strike a pose:
left to right, Diana
Baird, Gene Cline,
Maiko Prestow, Melanie
Johnson, Irene Jones
and Roxanne Dinkin.
They are students of
Maureen Dye, who
again will teach ballet
as "classical exercise"
at 10 a.m. Monday at
the Sinclair Dance
Academy, 7451 Mana-
tee Ave. W., Bradenton.
Call Dye at 779-1108
for information on
joining her class.


'Dickens' visiting church women
Dr. George Curry will "dress and act like Charles
Dickens" at a luncheon meeting of the Episcopal
Church Woman Thursday, Nov. 7.
The affair will be at the Episcopal Church of the
Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Dr.
Curry, Dickens scholar and researcher, will present the
program at 11 a.m. Reservations may be made and fur-
ther information received at 778-1638.


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Neighborly Senior Services
notes Caregiver Day
Neighborly Senior Services of Manatee County
plans a "day of information and fun" at its seventh
annual Family Caregiver Day Tuesday, Nov. 12,
with reservations open now.
The Anna Maria Island group, meanwhile, is
moving from the Anna Maria Island Community
Center to the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach, where it will meet at 1 p.m.
Nov. 15.
The observances Tuesday will be at the Neigh-
borly Day Center East, 2703 19th St. Ct. E.,
Bradenton. Free care by professional staffers will be
available, plus lunch for $5. Reservations may be
made and further information obtained at 758-9969.


The Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society is
spreading the word among area artists that it will be
accepting entries one day only for its 25th anniversary
celebration show.
Artworks will be received Dec. 10 and judged that
day, said the society's June Morse of Longboat Key.
Mary Alice Braukman, artist and author from
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Youth dance classes
under way at Center
Youth dance classes are scoring a success at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, but there's
room for more dancers age 4 to 18.
The classes got under way recently with "Miss
Sara" Tanner instructing, and the schedule will con-
tinue Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays in the
Center's gymnasium, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
"Miss Sara" advises that dancers should dress in
leotards, tights or leggings and proper dance shoes.
Cost is $5 per class, $4.50 for a second child in the
same family, $3 per class if registered in the Center's
TLC program.
The schedule:
Monday Ages 4-6 creative dance from 4-5 p.m.,
ages 7-9 ballet 5-6 p.m., ages 10-12 ballet 6-7 p.m.,
ages 13-15 jazz 7-8 p.m., 16-18 jazz 8-9 p.m.
Thursday (except Thanksgiving) Ages 7-9 jazz
4-5 p.m., ages 10-12 jazz 5-6 p.m.
Saturday Ages 4-6 creative dance 11:15 p.m.-
noon, ages 7-9 tap noon-12:45 p.m., ages 10-12 tap
12:45-1:30 p.m.
Complete details may be obtained from "Miss
Sara" at 926-3314 or the Center at 778-1908.


Church lawn sale Saturday
Community crafts and clutter will be the focus of
an outdoor sale at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, from 8 a.m. until noon
Saturday, Nov. 9.
With a great response from vendors, the "yard
sale" is nearly a sellout at $10 per display, according
to spokesperson Marianne Moyer.
All that remains is for shoppers with community
purchasing power to attend and spend. Information:
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W., Bradenton. The artists' reception will be at there
5:30 p.m. Dec. 13. Some $2,000 in cash and merchan-
dise will be awarded for the show, and paintings will
be sold at a silent auction.
The exhibition will hang from Dec. 13 through Jan.
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By Rick Catlin
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The Florida Department of Environmental Protec-
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Yacht Sales in Anna Maria for its proposed mainte-
nance dredging project that would also involve con-
struction of new dock facilities.
But the DEP is getting close to granting Galati
Marine an "exemption" from the need for a permit to
perform maintenance dredging at the site, said DEP
representative Mark Petersen in Tampa.
Petersen said the DEP is now waiting on Galati
Marine to pay its state fees before issuing the exemp-
tion order that will allow the marina to dredge the same
areas previously dredged five years ago.
The Galati application, however, also asks for per-
mission to construct new docks over state lands and
that's a somewhat separate issue, said Petersen.
For the construction aspect of the Galati applica-
tion, Petersen said the DEP will issue a public notice
in a local media outlet within the next few weeks of the


DEP's "intent to permit" the construction of new docks
at the site.
Objections to the permit must be filed with the
DEP's office of general counsel in Tallahassee within
14 days of the public notice, Petersen said.
If objections are filed, the general counsel will
determine if those objections "meet the requirements to
schedule an administrative hearing" before a judge,
said Petersen. Should that happen, a construction per-
mit won't be issued until after the hearing and that usu-
ally takes several months, at least, he conceded.
Under the Galati Marine construction proposal, the
number of available boat slips would be reduced to
about 65, but larger boats with deeper drafts could be
accommodated. Many slip renters were given notice in
'September to move their boats within 30 days as the
marina anticipated an Oct. 15 start date for the project.
Jack Fiske, an adjacent landowner to the marina,
had filed a notice of objection with the DEP in August
regarding the application but has since reached an
agreement with the marina regarding the project.


Don't act suspicious in Anna Maria, someone
may be spying on you. You could be considered a
threat to national security, a member of a commu-
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for a parking spot and the beach.
But if someone is spying on you, that person
shouldn't be a city employee, claimed resident Diane
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Mayor SueLynn said city staff members were
to undergo first aid and CPR training by a Mana-
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protection and homeland security methods.
That prompted Caniff to ask what homeland
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government and U.S. Attorney General John
Ashcroft already had such a training program.
"I would object to our staff being trained to spy
on citizens," said Caniff. That's part of the federal pro-
gram.
That brought a laugh from the audience, and
prompted one long-time resident to say after the
meeting, "I thought we already spied on our neigh-
bors in this city."
SueLynn said she thought that part of the train-
ing would just include how to protect yourself if
attacked and to observe anything unusual in your
daily routine.
MCSO Sgt. John Kenney said the program is not
part of any federal training, just the MCSO.


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Four organists will play in recital Tuesday evening,
Nov. 12, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, accenting
Anna Maria Island's only pipe organ.
The program at 7:30 p.m. is open to the public free
of charge, said church organist and choirmaster Carl
Parks. He will play in the concert, along with Don
Baber, Elizabeth Bharucha and V. Earle Copes.
All four organists are past deans of various chap-
ters of the American Guild of Organists, whose
Sarasota-Manatee Chapter is sponsoring the concert.
The organ recently was updated for the third time,
said Parks, since its installation 40 years ago. Additions
include one octave of big wooden pipes "to give the
instrument more substantial bass," and a rank of 61
Voix Celeste pipes "to match its softest sounds and
make them much prettier.
"If Gloria Dei had chosen an electronic substitute,
we'd probably be on our third or fourth instrument by
now," said Parks. "Instead we have a real pipe organ
that can be updated and improved from time to time.
"Despite its location less than 100 feet from a salt-
water canal, plus the lack of a climate-controlled envi-
ronment and being right in the Tampa Bay lightning
belt, this instrument has already lasted 40 years and
should last the life of the building.
"Having a real pipe organ helps to make Gloria Dei
a singing congregation. It is truly a joy to lead hymns
here."
While 40 years may seem a long time for an organ,
Parks said, many pipe organs in the United States are
well over 100 years old. In the Swiss Alps, he added,
there is a pipe organ that has been in use since the
1300s, nearly 700 years.
The current updates and additions at Gloria Dei
were made by local organ builder Dale Jensen, who
recently retired as music supervisor of Manatee County
schools. Making electrical connections was Bob
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Island Biz


It's 'ooh la la'
Chef/restauranteur Damon Presswood of the Ooh La
La! European restaurant in the Island Shopping
Center is helping patrons celebrate the bistro's third
anniversary this November with some tantalizing
dishes. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

Ooh La La! birthday
When Damon Presswood was growing up on
Anna Maria Island, his friends would occasionally skip
school for a little surfing when the waves were up.
Damon would skip school and go practice cooking in
his mom's kitchen.
"It just seemed like a lot of my mom's friends were
chefs and cooking is just what they did when they vis-
ited, so I got really interested in how it was done," said
Damon. "I knew from the time I was in high school I
wanted to be a chef."
While skipping school didn't put him in good
graces with mom, it did fuel his passion for cooking,
particularly continental cuisine, and all that practice
eventually paid off.
Now, his Ooh La La! European bistro in the Is-
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ebrating its third anniversary this November and has
developed quite a reputation among Islanders and visi-
tors for its continental-style food, fine wines and
friendly atmosphere.
And Damon's menu isn't limited by the French
flavor of the bistro. In addition to French favorites such
as the grilled tuna dijonaisse and sauteed veal dishes,
there's the definitely continental beef Wellington,
which is one of Damon's favorites to prepare.
Crab-stuffed Dover sole and garlic-crusted lobster
tails are other menu delights and there are even a few
Spanish dishes on the menu.
"We're definitely continental here," said Damon.
"A lot of the regulars like to tour the continent with a
dish from a different country each time they come in."
Ooh La La! isn't just for lunch and dinner. Its Sun-
day brunch from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. gets more popu-
lar every year and Chef Damon expects this season to
bring even more people looking for that intimate din-
ing experience found at Ooh La La!
Ooh La La! serves lunch, brunch and dinner
Wednesday through Sunday and Sunday breakfast
starts at 8 a.m.
For more information or to make a reservation, call
Ooh La La! at 778-5320.

Longboat Key Chamber
membership drive
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce held a
recent membership drive that resulted in the addition
of 110 new members, including 10 from Anna Maria
Island.
Island businesses are particularly suited for mem-
bership in the Longboat Key Chamber because of the
large number of winter residents from Longboat Key
that utilize Island business facilities, said Kristen
Heintz of the LBK Chamber of Commerce.
The LBK chamber has 573 members with 52 of
those located on Anna Maria Island, Heintz said.
The membership drive is continuing and anyone


Longboat Key chamber drive
New members gather at the Longboat Key Chamber
of Commerce at the monthly new member breakfast.
Islander photo: Bonner Joy

interested in joining should call Kristen at 383-2466 or
visit the chamber offices at 6854 Gulf of Mexico Drive
in the Whitney Beach Shopping Plaza.

.Skinny's is grand this weekend
Skinny's Place, site of the former Duffy's Tavern
across from the Manatee Public Beach, will hold its
official grand opening this Veterans Weekend on Sat-
urday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to whenever, accord-
ing to co-owner Estelle Freeman.
Live music by "Democracy" will be from 3 p.m. to
7 p.m. this Saturday and Skinny's promises great
burgers and french fries, cold draft beer and much
more, Estelle said.
Skinny's is named after Carl "Skinny" Freeman,
who along with wife Janice opened the Mid-Island
Drive In at the present locationof Skinny's in 1952,
before there was any Anna Maria bridge to the main-
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From 1970 until earlier this year, the location was
operated as Duffy's Tavern by the Geyer family of
Holmes Beach.
While Grandpa Skinny passed away last year,
Estelle said Grandma Janice, now 85, along with the
rest of Skinny's family, will be on hand to celebrate
the opening.
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Jan Holman of Sea Hagg nautical gifts and antiques
at 12304 Cortez Road W. in Cortez is celebrating her
store's fourth anniversary on Nov. 10. Islander
Photo: Rick Catlin

An old sea hag turns four
Jan Holman always dreamed of moving to Florida
and opening a nautical-themed antique shop. Four
years ago, she jumped at the chance to buy an old store
at 12304 Cortez Road W. in Cortez, but didn't real-
ize how much cleaning and preparation it would take
just to open the business.
One day while sweating and cleaning through
mounds of dirt and debris and trying to think of a name
for her soon-to-be-ready-for-business shop, she re-
marked to a friend, "I feel like an old sea hag."
"Then I thought, wait a minute that's the perfect
name for the store," said Holman. Her friend said she
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"I've always been in the antique business and my
dream was to open a nautical shop in Florida. Now, I'm
living my dream.
"And one thing about the name," said Holman, "is
that people remember it."
Indeed, the Sea Hagg is all things nautical and sea-
related, from original brass ship's bells to antique
model ships and brass mermaids.
Perhaps her most unusual sale was the $10,000
someone spent on a model ship.
Then there was a piece of wood from the Titanic
that she got from an estate sale in Boston. "That went
pretty quick," Jan said.
"I'm always on the lookout for things from the
Titanic, or any shipwreck, but they sell pretty fast."
The Sea Hagg has now become so well known, Jan
has a legion of local and Florida fpllowers in addition
to regular winter visitors who stop in each season.
And she's not just an antique dealer. Jan enjoys
decorating homes, businesses and restaurants with a
nautical theme.
"I get a lot of calls from people asking me to come
decorate their place. That's what I really love to do,"
she said.
The Sea Hagg is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to
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'Best Midday Cuisine'
at Harrington House
Harrington House Bed & Breakfast Inn of Holmes
Beach has won an award as "Best Midday Cuisine" for
its "spectacular tea parties and luncheons," the Holmes
Beach resort has been notified.
The award comes from Arrington's Bed & Break-
fast Journal, which told Harrington House that the rec-
ognition will be published in the 2003 edition, which
is to be on sale toward the end of 2002. The Island re-
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from $525,000 to $1.5 million. The sales reps will be
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sold 9/25/02, Chovan to Zachos, for $465,000; list
$510,000.
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Anna Maria Elementary staff to get bonuses


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria Elementary School will receive
$32,202 through the 2002 Florida School Recognition
Program.
This statewide program recognizes schools that
have received an "A" ranking or iinproved at least one
letter grade from the previous school year. AME met
both requirements, rising to a "A" from last year's "B"
grade.
Funds are awarded based on $100 per full-time
student and can be used for nonrecurring bonuses for
the faculty and staff, nonrecurring expenditures for
educational equipment and materials, or for temporary
personnel to assist the school in maintaining or improv-
ing student performance.
Principal Tim Kolbe discussed options with the
school staff and submitted a proposal to the School


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laser and ink-jet cartridges from printers, fax
machines and desktop copiers.
<2The-schoo1 will exchange the empty car-
tridges for cash as part of its "Cartridges-for-
Schools" fundraising program.
So far the school has raised more than $100
recycling empty cartridges and the money will
be used to purchase new software for the com-
puter lab.
Local businesses and residents are encour-
aged to participate by donating any used car-
tridges to the school.
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spend $1,000 on accelerated reader books for the me-
dia center and to distribute the remainder for staff bo-
nuses.
According to AME Guidance Counselor Cindi
Harrison, this year the state has devised a new method
for determining a school's grade from student Florida
Comprehensive Assessment Test scores.
Harrison said the new way of scoring assigns the
school point values in three separate categories: high
level of achievement for all students, learning gains
for all students in reading and math, and learning
gains for the lowest 25 percent of students in read-
ing.
A combination of 410 points or higher earns the
school an "A" grade.
Harrison said the state used to look at the fourth-
and fifth-grade test scores in reading and math and

Island schools hold PTO

meetings next week
Both the Anna Maria Elementary School and the
Island Middle School Parent-Teacher Organizations
will meet next week.
AME's PTO will hold its monthly meeting at 7
p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, in the school's auditorium.
Prior to the meeting, dinner will be available from
5 to 7 p.m. in the cafeteria. Dinner will be catered
jointly by the Anna Maria Oyster Bar Landside and
Lazy Lobster restaurant and. tickets can be purchased
in advance from the school's administratiVe office.
Following the general meeting, third-graders will
present a musical performance called "Just for Grins."
For more information, call the administrative office
at 708-5525.
The IMS PTO will hold its monthly meeting at 7
p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, in the school's cafeteria.
Prior to the meeting, the school composite photog-
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compare it to the scores of the previous year's fourth-
and fifth-graders.
The problem with that, said Harrison, is that the
school's measure of improvement was based on a
comparison between two separate groups of students.
The new scoring method will now monitor how much
students learn from one year to the next.
In addition, schools will now only have to show
improvement gains within the school from year to
year, not in relation to the performance levels of other
schools in the county.
Harrison said the system for analyzing test scores
is still a work in progress and the school district is
working with school employees to help them under-
stand the new system.
Any parent interested in more detailed informa-
tion about how school grades are generated may call
Harrison at 708-5525.

Anna Maria Elementary
School Menu
Monday, Nov. 11
School Closed: Veterans Day Holiday
Tuesday, Nov. 12
Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza, Fruit, Cereal, Juice
Lunch: Chicken Fries with Roll or Comdog,
Veggie Pick-ups, Green Beans, Fruit Cup, Jello
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Breakfast: Large Blueberry Muffin, Fruit,
Cereal, Juice
Lunch: Barbecue Rib Sandwich or Fruit, Yogurt,
and Muffin Plate, Potato Rounds, Peas and
Carrots, Fruit
Thursday, Nov. 14
Breakfast: Dannon Danimals Yogurt, Fruit,
Cereal, Juice
Lunch: Beef-a-Roni with Roll or Breaded Pork
Sandwich, Broccoli, Cucumber Coins, Fruit
Friday, Nov. 15
Breakfast: Belgian Waffle Sticks with Syrup,
Fruit, Cereal, Juice
Lunch: Cheese Pizza Sticks or Turkey and
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'Snowflake' visits Anna Maria Elementary School
By Diana Bogan --- ;- ,
Islander Reporter .
Fourth-graders in Marcia Brockway's class at ... .
Anna Maria Elementary School got quite a surprise*
when "Snowflake" drifted into their classroom. '.
Snowflake, a lovable stuffed bear, was presented
to the class by Hannah Huhta, who has been visiting the .
Island with her family.
Huhta is a fourth-grader at Menahga Elementary
School in Minnesota and she was charged with the
task of passing the traveling bear on to another .
fourth-grade classroom.
The bear landed in Huhta's classroom when a
fourth-grade student from Buffalo Ridge Elementary
School in Castle Rock, Colo., visited Minnesota. .
The class from Castle Rock named its traveling
bear Snowflake because they live near the Rocky
Mountains, an area that sees a lot of snow.
In a letter traveling with Snowflake, the class ex- TO
plained that they are learning about the United States
in social studies and have sent Snowflake on this ad-
venture to gather information about other states.
Each class is asked to select a student who will be
vacationing out of state to take Snowflake along and
before returning home, to pass.the bear on to another
fourth-grade class.
Snowflake carries a journal with him so students
can record information about their state.
The class from Castle Rock wants the other stu-
dents to know that Snowflake likes to listen to stories -
and appreciates hugs.
The class in Castle Rock looks forward to welcom-
ing Snowflake back home in Colorado by April 2003,
when hopefully another class will send the bear back Snowflake in Florida
so the students can read about his travels. Hannah Huhta, far right, presented Snowflake the Bear to Marcia Brockway's class at Anna Maria Elemen-
So far, AME is only the second school Snowflake tary School. Huhta, a fourth-grader at Menahga Elementary School in Minnesota, is visiting the Island with
has visited. her family. Islander Photo: Diana Bogan


Middle school celebrates Mexico's 'Day of Dead'


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Dia de las-muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a festive
Mexican celebration that honors not only children but
also those who have died. It's a celebration where fami-
lies recognize the continuity of life.
Students at the Island Middle School studied the tra-
ditions and symbolism of this cultural festival and held a
fiesta of their own Nov. 1. The festival traditionally takes
place in Mexico on the first two days of November.
Festivities at IMS reflected some of the typical
events of the day. Students donned costumes, held a
special feast at lunchtime and shared some of the infor-
mation they learned about the holiday.
Students from the Spanish class sang traditional
Mexican songs and students from the art class deco-
rated the cafeteria with colorful skulls and skeletons.


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Festive altar
This altar was created by Kaylee Clark and Emily Salter to honor Clark's uncle who passed away. The altar
has three tiers decorated with candles, candy shaped as skulls, bread and other symbolic tokens to help
illuminate and clear a path for the spirit's return during the holiday.


Sixth-grader Lance Durham and eighth-grader
Lindsay Bressi won a spirited costume contest at the
_Island Middle School's Day of the Dead celebration.
Islander Photos: Diana Bogan


In their research, students learned that friends and
family members give one another gifts consisting of
sugar skeletons or other items with a death motif. Fami-
lies also erect altars to honor dead relatives.
Kaylee Clark made an altar for her uncle who
passed away. Decorated with traditional symbols, the
alter contained three candy skulls to represent the
Christian Holy Trinity, a photo of her uncle, candles to
illuminate his path, offerings of sweet bread and ciga-
rettes as well as soap and water to wash with.
Several students said they didn't understand the
festival until they researched and shared the informa-
tion with each other.
Karissa Miller, Jessie White and Leslie Price


summed up their thoughts with a poem they co-
authored and presented during the festivities.
"I sing, I sing for it hurts to cry and the why rings
in my mind. I with my hands, I recreate beauty and that
is why I sing and sing so much.
"So much like a sorrowful night that amid nature's
aroma the morning of music is purity that sprouts out
of the words of my song.
"I am seduced by the sensation, so beautiful, of
reliving the brief journey that is a star's way. It is my
reminiscent love letter: I know that my song reaches
her because I lay my soul in her memory."
Students finished their afternoon of celebrating
with a costume parade and more singing.






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THE ISLANDER M NOV. 6, 2002 0 PAGE 23


Fire district receives $98,069 in grant money


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
The West Manatee Fire & Rescue District has been
awarded $98,069 in grant money from the Federal
Emergency Management Agency's 2002 Assistance to
Firefighters Grant Program.
The program is designed to enhance basic fire ser-
vice delivery across the United States. More than 5,000
departments will receive $360 million to support fire
protection, emergency medical service delivery, ve-
hicle purchase and prevention programs.
More than 19,000 departments applied for grant
money this year and underwent a national review pro-


cess involving more than 300 fire service leaders.
WMFR plans to use the grant for three projects that
will help firefighters protect the welfare of the public
as well as themselves.
The first of three projects to be funded is the installa-
tion of mobile data terminals in district vehicles in order
to help monitor and manage the district's personnel ac-
countability system and incident command system.
The program puts data on occupancies at the fin-
gertips of commanders during incidents. Coupled with
the hardware, funds will be used to purchase a software
program that will enable an incident commander to
track the crews at an emergency scene.


Finally, funds will be used to install a new station
alerting system. Firefighters are currently alerted with
tones that are blasted over speakers and bright lights
that flash in the dorm.
The new alerting system will use a voice system
that progressively increases in volume and an illumi-
nation system that will amount to less stress on the
firefighter.
According to the grant application, WMFR would
have been unable to fund these projects without the aid
of the grant money because it hired eight firefighters at
the start of the fiscal year in an effort to comply with
new firefighter safety standards.


...and changing insurance plans


The West Manatee Fire & Rescue District Board
of Fire Commissioners unanimously agreed to switch
the district's employee health plan.
Employees are currently insured by Great West
Insurance but, according to Mary Stephens, WMFR
administrative assistant, the district has had difficulties
with the insurance.
Stephens said that employees have encountered
nearly every problem possible working with Great
West. The two most frequent complaints have been
that the network of health care providers is too small,
causing employees to incur higher costs, and it is
difficult to get in touch with customer service rep-
resentatives.
"With all the voice mail options, it has been diffi-
cult to get a real person on the line at Great West,"
Stephens said.
Chief Andy Price added that the turnaround time
on claims has been slow as kell. Price said the com-
pany still has not settled a claim that was filed May
22.
In light of their dissatisfaction, commissioners
have chosen to sign with Self Insured Plans out of Ft.


Myers.
According to Price, SIP offers improved benefits
and a larger health care provider network. The new
plan also costs slightly less than the current plan.
SIP is a third-party administrator of a partially self-
funded health plan. With this plan, employees will be
given a health fund from which they can pay 100 per-
cent of their health costs. Individual accounts are
$1,250 and family accounts are $2,500.
According to Rob Rhine, benefits manager, em-
ployees have no deductibles and no co-share payments.
Employees are also given a prescription drug card,
which requires a co-pay. However, Rhine said, em-
ployees can reimburse themselves from their health
fund.
Rhine told the fire commission that this is a new
approach to health insurance, which attempts to "make
us better consumers."
Rhine said national averages show that the major-
ity of consumers spend less than $1,000 per year in
claims. With the SIP plan, 50 percent of the money left
in an employee's fund at the end of the year will roll
over, allowing the fund to grow and offset the cost of


the plan.
Stephens said that she called at least six local busi-
nesses using the plan and received positive references
from all of them.
Rhine also promised that district personnel would
always be able to reach a live person at the other-end
of the phone line, and demonstrated it for Stephens by
making a quick call to the office.
District employees have had an opportunity to lis-
ten to presentations from several insurance agencies,
and Price said the feedback he received was over-
whelmingly in favor of SIP.
The commission voted to change its policy effec-
tive Oct. 1.
In other matters, the WMFR budget will be im-
pacted by a $30,000 increase in worker's compensa-
tion insurance coverage due to the death of a
firefighter last year and the effects of 9/11 on pro-
tective service rates.
The district received $108,965 in grant money,
which will be used to pay for a station alerting system,
a firefighter accountability system and mobile comput-
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back someday and build a little restau-
I- rant on the beach. They did just
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turned in 1952 with their two young
children, bought this piece of land and
built this place. Carl (Skinny) Free-
man and his wife Janice ran the little


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)\ 7 and it was at that time that we decide
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aturday 3pm to preserve this unique Island Ian
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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
presents "Responsibilities of a Department Chair-
man" at the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-
- 3898.
6 to 7:30 p.m. Parent support group with
Shirley Romberger at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. In-
formation: 778-1908. Fee applies.
7p.m. Family storytime at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Infor-
mation: 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 ap-
plies.

Thursday, Nov. 7
3 to 5 p.m. Saltwater fishing course at the
Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive,
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Niell at the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-
1908. Fee applies.

Friday, Nov. 8
10 a.m. to noon Watercolor demonstration
by Barbara Singer at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-
6694:
4 to 7p.m. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flo-
tilla 81 dedicates its new home at 5801 33rd Ave.
Ct. W., Bradenton. Information: 798-9544.
6 to 9p.m. "Sunset Stroll on the Circle" along
St. Armands Circle, Sarasota. Information: 388-
1554.
7 to 10 p.m. Holiday Gift Market Gala Pre-
view Party sponsored by the Junior League of
Manatee County at Manatee Civic Center, One
Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Information: 727-6500 ext.
277.

Saturday, Nov. 9
7a.m. to 4 p.m.- Privateer's mullet smoke at
Publix, East Bay Drive and Manatee Avenue,
Holmes Beach.
8 a.m. to noon Craft and clutter sale at Gloria
Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 778-1813.
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Anna Maria Island Power
Squadron Boat Smart Safety Course at 1200 71st
St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 778-8408. Fee
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9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Junior League of Manatee
County Holiday Gift Market at the Manatee Civic
Center, One Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Information:
727-6500 ext. 277.
10:30 a.m. Origami class at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 778-6341.
11 a.m. "Tales of Peter Rabbit" by the Patch-
work Players at Neel Auditorium, 5840 26th St. W.,
Bradenton. Information: 752-5390. Fee applies.
1 p.m. "Tales of Peter Rabbit" by the Patch-
work Players at Neel Auditorium, 5840 26th St. W.,
Bradenton. Information: 752-5390. Fee applies.

Sunday, Nov. 10
8:30 to 11:30 a.m. American Legion Auxil-
iary Unit 24 charity breakfast at 2000 75th St. W.,
Bradenton. Information: 794-3489. Fee applies.
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Junior League of Manatee
County Holiday Gift Market at the Manatee Civic
Center, One Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Information:
727-6500 ext. 277.
2p.m. North American Butterfly Association
presentation on butterfly conservatories at Re-
deemer Lutheran Church, 6311 Third Ave. W.,
Bradenton. Information: 792-4652.
2 p.m. Sounds of Harry James and the An-
drew Sisters at Neel Auditorium, 5840 26th St. W.,
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Monday, Nov. 11
9 to 10 a.m. Widowed persons support
group at the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-
1908.

Tuesday, Nov. 12
1 to 4 p.m. Veterans Service Officers at the
Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Registration: 749-3030.
2 p.m. Friends of the Library presentation by
JoAnn Frye, from the Sarasota Opera, at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 778-6341.
7:30 p.m. Organ recital presented by the
American Guild of Organists at Gloria Dei Lutheran
Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Infor-
mation: 778-1813.

Wednesday, Nov. 13
10:30 a.m. Book club discussion on Fannie
Flagg's "Standing in the Rainbow" at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 778-6341.


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11:30 a.m. Off Stage Ladies Auxiliary silent
auction and luncheon at the Bradenton Yacht Club,
4307 Snead Island Rd., Palmetto. Information:
778-7423, or 792-7818.
Noon to 3:30 p.m. Duplicate bridge at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magno-
lia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-3390. Fee
applies.
7p.m. Family storytime at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Infor-
mation: 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 ap-
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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.
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Sarasota Shell Club meeting at Mote Marine
Aquarium Nov. 14.
"Rumors" opening night at the Island Players
Theater Nov. 14.
Art and bake sale at the Artists Guild Gallery
Nov. 16.
Flu shots at Publix Nov. 16.
Holiday Berry Bazaar at Church of the Annun-
ciation Nov. 16.
Learn to grow.roses at the Palma Sola Botani-
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Poinsettia Bazaar at St. Bernard Church Nov.
16 and 17.
Sierra Club bicycle outing to DeSoto Monu-
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Stained glass stepping stone class at Anna
Maria Island Community Center Nov. 18.
Women's Club "Stars and Stripes" Gala Nov.
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Division winners set in Center soccer league


By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Correspondent
LaPensee Plumbing, Island Real Estate, and
Danziger Allergy & Sinus have won their respective
divisions in the Anna Maria Island Community Center
Soccer League. LaPensee finally had its perfect Divi-
sion I (ages 12-14) record blemished when Island Pest
Control tied them last week, but its 8-0-1 record can't
be touched.
Island Real Estate, behind the one-two scoring
punch of Stephen Thomas and Max Marnie, took top
honors in Division II (ages 10-11), while Danziger
Allergy & Sinus are the kings of Division III (ages 8-
a 9).
It's been a great season of soccer, although there
still are some games to be played, in addition to the
awards banquet and All-Star games.
A new feature is the Instructional League (ages 5-
7) Soccer Skills Challenge. On Wednesday, Nov. 13,
the Center will host a skills competition featuring the
young players in a showcase of they've learned this
year and a chance for a little fun. There are tons of
prizes for this team-based competition.
The event gets started at 6 p.m. with Island Animal
Clinic followed by Galati Marine at 6:20. The rest of
the schedule is as follows: Longboat Observer 6:40;
Morgan Stanley 7 p.m.; Sun 7:20; West Coast Surf
Shop 7:40 p.m.
The following evening at 6:30 p.m. the Center will
be hosting the 2002 soccer awards ceremony.

4, Division I: Island Pest 5, LaPensee 5
Sarah Claussen scored three goals to help Island
Pest Control to a 5-5 tie with LaPensee Plumbing.
Phelps Tracy and Sarah White each notched one goal
in the Tuesday, Oct. 29, tie.
Ian Beck and Lorenzo Rivera each scored two
goals while Chris Martin added one as LaPensee es-
caped losing its first game.

Division II, Harry's 6, Mr. Bones 2
Harry's Continental Kitchens cooked Mr. Bones
behind three goals from Jay Dee Jackson on Friday,
Nov. 1. The Hardy boys Chandler and Hunter -
scored the other goals for Harry's.
Will Osborne and Ryan Agnew notched goals for
Mr. Bones in the loss.

Mr. Bones 3, Harry's 2
Will Osborne scored a hat trick to lead Mr. Bones
to an upset win over second-place Harry's Continen-
PLEASE SEE SPORTS, NEXT PAGE


Center soccer

standings as of Nov. 1


Division III (ages 8-9)
Wins Losses
Danziger Allergy 6 1
Bistros 4 2
Jessie's Store 4 6
Air & Energy 3 4
Gateway Solutions 2 5

Division II (ages 10-11)
Island Real Estate 11 1
Harry's Kitchens 7 4
Mr. Bones 4 7
Air America 1 11

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


Ties
3
3
0
3
1


Points
21
15
12
12
7


sail


Dolphin quarterback Nick Sato fires a pass during football action at the Police Athletic League. Islander
Photos: Kevin Cassidy


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C.J. Wickersham and his fellow defensive mates are a big reason the Fins are the number-one seed heading
into the PAL playoffs.


Community Center

Soccer League schedule
Instructional Division (ages 5-7)
Date Time Team vs. Team
Nov. 7 6 p.m. Galati Marine vs. W.C. Surf Shop

Division III (ages 8-9)
Nov. 7 6 p.m. Air & Energy vs. Gateway
Nov. 8 6 p.m. Jessie's vs. Danziger Allergy

Division I (ages 12-14)
Nov. 7 7:15 p.m. LaPensee vs. Island Pest


Eric Whitley gives Dolphin Coach Tom Moore the traditional Gatorade shower after the Dolphins 32-0
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THE ISLANDER 0 NOV. 6, 2002 M PAGE 27


Webb is wakeboard champ in higher division


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
An Anna Maria Island native has gained a year, a
tougher division, and new honors in international
wakeboard competition.
His grandparents and uncle and aunt, who remain
Island residents, couldn't be prouder.
The champion lad is J.D. Webb, 15, back at home
and school in Polk City after winning the international
title in his junior men's division in the Mountain Dew
Wakeboard championships in Orlando.
Winning is nothing new to him: Last year at age 14
he won the championship of the boys' division. And
just about everything else winnable, from the time he
started barefoot waterskiing at age 4 in Anna Maria
Island waters.
His parents, Ben and Sue Webb, moved from the
Island to a lakeshore home at Polk City three years
ago to give J.D. year-around calm waters for his
training. His proud aunt, Paulette Webb of Holmes
Beach, said J.D. has added a new sponsor, Hyperlite
wakeboard and clothing manufacturer. Nautique
Boats, an original sponsor, remains with him also -
and a new boat.
Nautique has given him a Correct Class Super Air
team edition boat for his training. And he has done
many commercials and catalogs.
Many interests want him to turn professional, she
said, but that has so many events that he'd have to miss
a lot of school to compete. The World Wakeboarding
Association's amateur season ended with the world
championships and won't resume until April, which
gives him the slack needed for school.
"He's doing very well in school, by the way," she
said.
He's doing just fine as a growing, maturing boy,
too, she said. "His parents work with him a lot to make
sure his feet stay on the ground." His brother and sis-
ter, Ben and Nicole, help with that too.
He gets to the Island about once a month, she said,
to visit his grandparents, Jackie Webb and Don and
Joanne Sitero. An uncle, Joe Webb, is a charter boat
captain out of Anna Maria.


Sports
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 26
tal Kitchens on Wednesday, Oct. 30. Jay Dee Jackson
had two goals for Harry's in the loss.

Mr. Bones 9, Air America 3
Will Osborne scored an incredible five goals and
Kyle Sewall added four to lead Mr. Bones to its fourth
victory on Monday, Oct. 28.
Celia Ware paced Air America with two goals
while Breann Richardson added one.

Island Real Esate 5, Harry's 1
Stephen Thomas and Max Marnie combined for
five goals to lead as Island Real Estate clinched first
place in Division II. Thomas finished with three goals
and Marnie had two.
Chandler Hardy scored the lone goal for Harry's
Continental Kitchens in the Oct. 28 loss column.

Division III, Bistros 5, Jessie's Store 1
The Bistros continued its strong play with a 5-1
victory over Jessie's Island Store on Friday, Nov. 1.
Sage Geeraerts scored a hat trick to lead Bistros, which
also received a pair of goals from Nick Tankersley.
Zachary Even scored the lone goal for Jessie's,
which fell to 4-6 on the season.

Danziger Allergy 4, Gateway Solutions 0
Jordan Sebastiano and Joey Hutchinson scored two
goals each to lead Danziger Allergy & Sinus to a 4-0
victory over Gateway Solutions on Wednesday, Oct.
30. The win improves Danziger's record to 6-1-3 on the
season.

Bistros 3, Air & Energy 3
Bistros and Air & Energy battled to a 3-3 tie on
Tuesday, Oct. 29, in a game that the Bistros needed if
it had any hope of catching first-place Danziger.
Nick Tankersley scored two goals to lead Bistros,
which also received a goal from Joseph Fara. Gabe
Salter scored all three goals for Air & Energy.


J.D. Webb shows his wakeboard form.


J.D. with some of his "loot."


Tony Hawk's Boom Boom
Huckjam North American Tour
Hey teens! And extreme-sports enthusiasts! If
you're between the ages of 11 and 16, make plans now
to spend Saturday, Nov. 16, with the kids from the
Anna Maria Island Community Center's REACH pro-
gram.
The first 20 teens to sign up will be heading to the
St. Pete Times Forum for the Boom Boom Huckjam
featuring Tony Hawk's traveling extreme sports tour.
The show features the world's best skateboarders,
BMXers and motocross riders. You'll witness first-
hand athletes performing your favorite tricks on giant
customized ramps. They will be performing them all -
ollies, 540s, tailwhips, hand plants, me twists and 720s.
You might even witness Tony perform his history-
making 900. While all the action is going on, live mu-
sic from Good Charlotte will be rocking the house!
Tickets are $25 due at time of registration and only
the first 20 to sign up will secure a spot on the bus.
Show starts at 7 p.m., so you'll need to be at the
Center by 5 p.m. For more information, call the Cen-
ter at 778-1908. For more information on the event, you
may wish to visit Hawk's Web site at
www.boomboomhuckjam.com.

Dolphins clinch top seed
for playoffs!
The Anna Maria Dolphins rolled the Broncos 32-
0 to complete a 9-1 football season and take the num-
ber-one seed for the playoffs on Saturday, Nov. 2, in
the Police Athletic League.
Eric Whitley rushed for 148 yards on five carries
including touchdown runs of 97 and 20 yards.
After the Dolphins defense forced and recovered a
Bronco fumble at the three-yard line, they ran Whitley
up the middle to give themselves a little breathing
room, but Whitley broke through the line untouched
and raced 97 yards for a touchdown.


Another turnover gave the Fins the ball at the
Bronco 20, where Whitley again ran unmolested
through the line for a 14-0 lead.
With 40 seconds remaining in the first half, the
Dolphins added to its score when Whitley took a pitch
and ran right, where he stopped and fired the ball
downfield to a wide-open Connor Bystrom to complete
a 53-yard touchdown pass and a 20-0 lead.
The second half saw the Dolphins controlling the
clock with time-consuming runs by fullbacks Tim
Bouziane and Jarrod McKenzie and option runs by
quarterback Nick Sato.
Bouziane finished off one drive with a three-yard
run for a 26-0 lead, while Sato's five-yard touchdown
run capped off the Dolphin's 32-0 victory.
The Fins are in action for a first-round playoff
game on Saturday, Nov. 9, with kickoff set for 2 p.m.
at PAL.
Don't miss the action at Police Athletic League,
located at 202 13th Ave. E., Bradenton and a chance
to support the Fins.

Next up: Basketball
The Center is hosting a basketball camp Nov. 21-
22 for players ages 5-13. Joe Cheblus, Center athletic
assistant and a former Division 3 player with more than *
five years of camp instruction experience, will be fa-
cilitating the camp. Cost of the camp is $10 for mem-
bers and $15 for non-members. For more information,
call the Center at 778-1908.
The Center's 2002-2003 basketball season for boys
and girls ages 5-16 is officially under way with regis-
tration now until Nov. 21. Cost is $40 for members,
and $45 for non-members. Call 778-1908 for more in-
formation.

Kevin Cassidy is publisher of Sports Page, a free pub-
lication focusing on youth sports and distributed
countywide, coach for Manatee High School female
soccer, and a full-time teacher/parent.





PAGE 28 0 NOV. 6, 2002 1' THE ISLANDER


Renewable resource protection: no-take marine zoning


Islanders are in the midst of a zoning frenzy, with
each city either having undergone or currently under-
going a visioning process to define future development.
Now environmentalists are doing some rezoning of
their own: marine zoning is the latest tool in the ecologi-
cal garage to protect and preserve life under the seas.
The technique of keeping humans from catching all
things underwater isn't really all that new. For hundreds
of years, South Pacific islanders have had something they
called "rolling taboo" areas of the ocean where they didn't
fish for a few years to allow the stock to grow big.
Folks in New Zealand and Australia began experi-
menting with no-take marine zones in the 1980s, with
good results.
Now, it's our turn, as the Florida Keys National Ma-
rine Sanctuary designated 23 different types of no-take
zones in 1997. The 24th was established last year, and the
total covers more than six square miles of ocean.
The no-take zones allow varying degrees of human
interaction. Some are strict: no fishing, no swimming,
no anchoring, pretty much stay out. Others allow div-
ing or swimming, but no fishing "take pictures and
leave only bubbles" is the motto. The goal of the zones,
isn't to protect or enhance one species, scientists say,,
but to improve the whole ecosystem, from fish to lob-
ster to even the coral reef itself,


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no-take zones are growing bigger, and there are more
reef fish.-Data are inconclusive on how the coral is far-
ing, but scientists believe it is not as impacted as with
all those divers crawling over it.
What of the commercial fishers who once har-
vested the areas? When the zones were first suggested,
fishers said there would be significant financial losses
by essentially fencing off a valuable part of the ocean.
That loss hasn't really materialized, according to ini-
tial studies.
The keys to having the Keys' no-take areas work
are education and enforcement. People are informed at
dive shops, marinas and other waterfront businesses of
what they can and can't do in certain areas of the wa-
ter. To make sure they behave, there are 17 marine
enforcement officers patrolling the water.
Coming up with the first set of no-take zones took
a lot of work and caused a lot of squabbling. All the
special interest groups got together and hashed out
where and how big the areas would be, with care given
to protect underwater features rather than just taking a
Crayon to a map and saying "that's it. Stay out of
THAT area."
There has been some quiet talk for a number of
years about establishing a no-take area in Sarasota Bay.
The idea is to locate a special area that is biologically
productive and keep human interaction "at bay" at that
part of the bay. The critters that live there would grow
big, then move to another part of the system. More little
fish mean more big fish later on.
Since there is a symbiotic relationship between
mangroves and seagrasses that all things underwater
seem to like, an area with mangrove forests and nearby
grass flats is perfect for the experiment. Sister Keys, off
the north end of Longboat Key, was one such no-take
zone site that was always discussed, but not much has
ever come of it.
Now, with the public acquisition of Grassy Point
in Holmes Beach, another possibility for a no-take zone
comes to mind. Snorkel or paddle to your heart's con-
tent, but leave the fishing poles at home.
What do you think?

Election tales
Hopefully, as you read this, we have selected
elected officials to hold federal, state and local posi-
tions.
Hopefully, Tuesday's voting went smoother than
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feds were coming to some parts of Florida to monitor
the election. "What are we, some kind of Banana Re-
public?" he asked.
Well, maybe, I said. You do remember the 2000
presidential race results, don't you?
It was suggested that perhaps an outcry about hav-
ing federal poll monitors might be inappropriate in the
very real possibility that it could be those Banana Re-
public experts that save the day.
He was quiet for a bit, and agreed that his selected
topic for the editorial might not be so wise. After fur-
ther debate, he agreed to blast the bungled under-con-
struction Ringling Bridge, a topic near and dear to his
heart.
Let's hope that the election has gone smoothly.
Hopefully, we won't be in limbo and get the weird
and loathed notoriety of 2000: the results of the elec-
tion.

... and about that bridge
It's probably worth a trip to Sarasota just to take a
look at the progress of the new Ringling Bridge. It's a
65-foot-center-clearance, fixed-span bridge, pretty
much the same as was proposed to replace the Anna
Maria Bridge a few years ago, except the Ringling
Bridge is four-lane.
The only description I can come up with for the bridge
is that it looks from a distance like an enormous aircraft
carrier, and all the pieces aren't even in place yet.
You may have heard about the construction prob-
lems with the span. It seems that when they put the
precast pieces together, hairline cracks appeared in the
concrete. Cracks mean a way to let water into the con-
crete, and moist concrete means bigger cracks down the
way. Construction was pretty much stopped for a
month while Florida Department of Transportation
officials scurried around with the contractor to figure
out a way to fix the problem.
The contractor assures everybody that they're still
on schedule and will have the new bridge built by the
July 2003 deadline. Of course, the $1 million bonus
they get for finishing ahead of schedule does work as
an incentive.
It's a big, big carrier, er, bridge.

Sandscript factoid
Hawaiian shirts are apparently coming into style
again, although a few of us have never thought them
unstylish.
There are thousands of different designs from
which to choose, and there's even a book about the
vibrant apparel.
There are three things to look for in a quality aloha
shirt: the pattern on the pocket should match the rest of
the shirt, the buttons should be made of either coconut
or bamboo, and the shirt/material should be made in
Hawaii.
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THE ISLANDER M NOV. 6, 2002 0 PAGE 29


Kings continue to dominate offshore; reds thick


By Capt. Mike Heistand
The kingfish run continues to be great, with some
reports of fish being caught up to 40 inches in length.
Snapper and grouper action offshore is also excellent
right now.
For backwater anglers, redfish and snook are a
good bet, with some fishers reporting more than 20 reds
being landed per trip.
Remember that trout season is over until Jan. 1, so
please catch and release those fish or, better yet, don't
target them so they can grow to be big and fat for the
next season.
Anglers at the Anna Maria City Pier report excel-
lent catches of mackerel in the mornings, snook at
night, snapper during the daylight hours and the begin-
ning of sheepshead season: the striped fighters are start-
ing to hand out around the pilings.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said anglers
there are still catching lots of oversized redfish, plus
mackerel, black drum, pompano and snook.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business out of
Catcher's Marina in Holmes Beach said he's catch-
ing lots of kingfish on almost every trip out in the Gulf
of Mexico right now, some up to 30 pounds in size.
Other features include mackerel and bonita offshore.
Bay action includes lots of slot-limit redfish.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach out of Catcher's said he's also getting
into lots of kings offshore, with plenty of mackerel and
redfish mixed in.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide out of
Catcher's said grouper up to 25 pounds are out in the
Gulf, mostly red grouper, plus amberjack, cobia, man-
grove and lane snapper.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said
kingfish are the hot ticket right now, with good reports
of the run extending from Egmont Key to Longboat all
along the beaches and up to 12 miles offshore in the
Gulf. Some kings are as big as 40 pounds, Bill added,
but most are in the 15-pound range.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's said he's catching kingfish to 25 pounds,
mackerel to 6 pounds, bonita up to 40, mangrove snap-
per to 3 pounds and snook reaching 32 inches in length,
plus lots of redfish in the bays.
Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
kings are the king of fish right now for Gulf anglers,
with good to great catches coming in almost every day.
Backwater action features redfish and snook, with trout
season closed again for two months.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
snook are a good bet in the Manatee River right now
at night, with black drum being reported in the cut and
redfish in Terra Ceia Bay. Look for mackerel to be
hungry near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge piers now,
too, he added.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said to remind everybody that trout season is
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him at 779-9607 to provide a fishing report. Pictures of
your catch are also welcome and may be dropped off at







CAP eENa


Good
catch
Cody
Johnson,
7, of
Cortez,
was all
grins
over his
catch at
the
Bradenton
Beach
City
Pier:
grouper,
angel
fish, and
even a
redfish or
two.
Islander
Photo:
Paul
Roat


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.


Anno(a MDork) sloy /n^ es

Moon Date AM HIGH AM LOW PM HIGH PM LOW
Nov 6 11:44p* 2.7 6:37 -0.4 2:21 1.7 5:22 1.4
Nov 7 7:30 -0.4 3:41 1.6 5:33 1.5
Nov 8 12:23 2.7 8:24 -0.3 - -
Nov 9 1:06 2.6 9:24 -0.1 - -
Nov 10 2:01 2.4 10:32 0.0 - -
FQ Nov 11 3:13 2.2 11:38 0.2 8:31 1.6 10:23 1.5
Nov 12 4:39 2.0 8:38 1.6 12:41 0.3
Nov 13 6:22 1.8 12:18 1.4 8:51 1.7 1:31 0.4
Cortez High Tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later

Announcing the new location of

WOLFGANG SCHULZ
Marine Engine Services Inc.
at

CATCHERS


505 56th St. Holmes Beach
Offering:
Engine repair and maintenance Electrical repairs
Bottom painting Electronics installations

Mon.- Fri. 8-5
941-778-2873
Mobile 920-3709
lbiUOVIINti I)OC(KSIlE SEiRVICE!






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ITM FOR SAL GAR'GNSALESUontinudWBOATS& NOATNG otnuedj


THANKSGIVING SALE! Niki's Island Treasures,
5351 Gulf Drive. Storewide 10 to 90 percent off. Niki
and Jane Leist bought some fabulous designer ster-
ling jewelry. All sterling 25 to 50 percent off. Visit the
new antique store next door Fabulous Finds!

MAPLE DINING TABLE, double pedestal. Four up-
holstered fabric-padded chairs. Two 12-inch leaves.
Expands to 88 inches. $525. 795-5816.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND Video: A Musical Tour. As
seen in the Islander! Now available at A.M.I. Video,
3213 E. Bay Drive, 779-0880.

BEAUTIFUL SOLID MAPLE dining set. China cabi-
net, hutch, dropped leaf table, two leaves, four wo-
ven-bottom chairs. $695. 778-4668.

COUCH: EXCELLENT condition. Maple coffee table
and two end-tables. Two cast bronze lamps. $275.
778-4668.

21 BAHAMA-STYLE shutters. Affordable privacy,
handmade. Perfect for a beach house. 779-2212.

BIG BEAUTIFUL HOUSEBOAT $28,500 or make
offer. View at Web site: geocities.com/
houseboat_sunseeker or call 778-3526.


CHURCH GARAGE SALE Saturday, Nov. 16, 8am-
1pm. Furniture, housewares, clothing, appliances,
collectibles, books, toys, crafts and much more! To
benefit church missions programs. Palma Sola
Presbyterian Church, 6510 Third Ave. W.,
Bradenton.

ROSER THRIFT SHOP yard sale, Saturday, Nov. 9,
8:30am-1 pm. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. For more
information call 779-2733.

GARAGE SALE Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 9-10, 9am-
3pm. Books, CDs, Christmas decorations, shoes,
leather bags, sports gear, craft items, collectibles,
lots of miscellaneous stuff. 8002 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.


FLEA MARKET Saturday, Nov. 9, 9am-5pm. Furni-
ture, antiques, wicker, collectibles, glassware, jew-
elry, baskets, treasures and junk. 5351 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach.

GARAGE SALE Friday-Saturday, Nov. 9-10,
8am-? Furniture, appliances, etc. 211 S. Bay
Blvd., Anna Maria, corner of Magnolia and South
Bay Boulevard.

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.


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.


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.

WANTED TO RENT/BUY boat slip that will ac-
commodate 27-foot, I/O, 5-foot depth. Call (407)
376-3773.
BOAT DOCK FOR rent. For 20-ft. boat. Holmes
Beach, Avenue B. 761-9245.


COOL BOAT 1998, 17-ft. Maxum Sun Bird.
Bowrider, Force 120 engine, low hours. Bimini.
Great condition. 778-4502.

HOUSEBOAT FOR SALE. Excellent live aboard,
guest quarters or rental income. $28,500 or make
offer. View at Web site: geocities.com/
houseboat_sunseeker or call 778-3526.


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

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


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.

BEACH MOTEL SEEKS part-time housekeeper.
20-30 hours, weekeids:4,nd some weekdays.
Transportation a must. Hourly', 778-1010.

DRIVERS Island Transportation Inc. Part or full-
time. Fun job,-good: money.-No ilunr,suggies,
prima donnas, whiners,'liars or thieves. Weekends
required. 779-2520. i l.'i:nu;;,




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HELP WANTED"Continued SERVICES-Continued"SERVICES-Co.tinued


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

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

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.

- SERVERS AND KITCHEN help apply to Ooh La La!
European Bistro. Fine dining service, days and/or
evenings. Will train dishwasher/prep help. 5406
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Ask for Chef Damon.


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. Ed-
ward 778-3222.


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

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


TURN BACK TIME!


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

COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your com-
puter misbehaving? Certified computer service and
private lessons. Special $20 per hour- free advice.
545-7508

ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING for great results,
wash away mildew, dirt and salt. Thorough, reason-
able and reliable. Free estimates, licensed and in-
sured. 778-0944.

LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Available
evenings, weekends. For any computer needs,
hardware, software, network, commercial, private.
Call 778-8473.

BOOKKEEPING: We can invoice your clients, pay
your bills, reconcile your bank accounts. We pro-
vide appropriate financial reports; working with your
accountant at tax time and much more. Local, expe-
rienced. 778-9436.

MUSIC LESSONS! Also available: flute, saxophone,
clarinet.. Beginning to advanced. Contact Koko Ray,
792-0160.

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

BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigeration.
Commercial and residential service, repair and/or re-
placement. Serving Manatee County and the Island
since 1987. For dependable, honest and personalized
service, call William Eller, 795-7411. RA005052.


BEACHWALK TOWNHOME
ONLY TWO BLOCKS
TO THE BEACH-
"S- I; 'l S B-" New townhome with
J 4 L FT 3BR/2.5BA, private back
NLyL- yard, elevator tower in
0 1' M 11 !, place, screened lanai,
;* B Us hurricane impact window
Ii .S upgrade and 2-car garage.
$499,900.
Call Bob Fittro today
to see this magnificent
-_-newly constructed
S--townhome! 778-6066.


ANNUAL RENTALS
* 2BR/2BA bayfront bungalow with dock/lift.
Washer/dryer included and small pet OK.
$1,300/month.
* 2BR/2BA lakefront villa in 43 West. Pets OK.
$850/month.
* 3BR/2BA Elevated home in Anna Maria, cathedral
ceilings, large master suite, washer/dryer, carport
and storage, walk to beach. $1,500/month.
SEASONAL RENTALS
* 3BR/2BA ground-level home within steps of the
beach. Laundry, two-car garage, neat as a pin.
$2,700/month
* 2BR/1 BA elevated cottage with pool/spa. Walk to
bay and beach. $1,000/week or $3,000/month
* 2BR/1 BA ground-floor condo, heated pool, walk to
beach. $2,000/month
* 3BR/2BA renovated duplex just a short walk to
beach. $2,700/month
* 1 BR/1BA beachfront bungalow. $1,800/month.
* 2BR/1 BA completely remodeled cottage with Gulf
view on the north end of Anna Maria. Beach ac-
cess right across the street. $850/week or $3000/
month.
Call Duncan Real Estate at 941 -779-0304


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

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.

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

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.

NADIA'S EUROSAGE Relaxing, healing massage
in the comfort of your home. Call today for an ap-
pointment, 795-0887. MA#0017550.

LUISA'S CLEANING service. Complete cleaning
service for homes, offices, banks, resorts, etc. Also,
handyman services. Low rates. 739-0149 or 739-
1959.

SOS SERVICES Professional cleaning and organi-
zational services for your home. Free estimates,
Island references. Call Sharon, 920-1992.


NEW CONSTRUCTION

THE VILLAGE
AT HOLMES BEACH
LUXURY CONDO TOWNHOUSES

Model Open! 3800 Sixth Ave., Holmes Beach


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





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IGULFFRONT 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.
ML#87264. 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-
B - .S. lights, fireplace, walk-in closets and
9., a four-car garage. List price
$439,000.ML#87031. Call Frank
Migliore, 778-2307.

VACANT LOT FOR SALE
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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Priced at $949,500.
Call us for your real estate needs. We continue
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THE ISLANDER M NOV. 6, 2002 0 PAGE 33



SERVICES Continued SERVICES Continued LANDSCAPING Continued C


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.

IRONING DONE Shirts to sheets. Satisfied custom-
ers and excellent references. Pick-up and delivery.
Call Pressed for Time, 778-4192.

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

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

HOUSE CLEANING 12 years experience. Island
references. Call 792-3772, or leave message.

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

KATHY & MIKE'S CLEANING Service: Delivering
a standard of excellence for all your interior and ex-
terior cleaning needs. No job too big or small. Great
rates and references, 722-4358.

TOO MUCH TO DO? Need help? Send me! Just
call Lease-A-Daughter-Errand Service, Lisa Will-
iams, 779-0692.

FIREWOOD, SEASONED hardwoods, delivered,
stacked. Call Jeff, 809-7930.

MOREADS = more readers for you! The Islander.


MULLET & DUFFY SHIRTS
Get 'em while they're hot! Exclusively at
-ore a than a mullet wrapper!



The Islander
Call or e-mail for prices and sizes available.
news@islander.org 941-778-7978 5404 Marina Drive Holmes Beach


GERMAN HANDYMAN Tiles, wood flooring, paint-
ing and all other home repair you may need. High
quality, reasonable prices. No job too small! Li-
censed and insured. 539-7937.


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 es-
timates. Call Larry at 795-7775, cell 720-0770.

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


FREE SNOW REMOVAL! Everything else costs ex-
tra. Crushed, washed shell, gravel, mulch, dirt, and
rip rap delivered and spread. If you're looking for
the lowest price, call any Tom, Mark or Larry. If you
want the job done right the first time, call David
Bannigan, 794-6971, cell phone 504-7045.

TREE SERVICE BY BREWER. Topping, trimming,
shaping, stump grinding and removals. Trim palm
trees. Insured. Call Phil, 778-6014 or cell 545-4770.


VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/
exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Dan or Bill, 795-5100

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

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

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. Inte-
rior, exterior, doors, stairs, windows and trim. Have
sawmill, will travel. Dan Michael, master carpenter.
Call, 745-1043 or cell 962-4068.

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




$ave Big Bucks
on Seasonal Rentals
S.C ,LAN, .-D .l'# 3001 Gull Drive
SVACATION J 4 Holmes Beach
LL (941)778-6849
PROPERTIE3, LLC Toll Free: 800 778-9599
SALES AND RENTALS E,,i
L.4 .* *1 iW- a E Tal? Br1r r... ~. ..


A PIECE OF LONGBOAT SPANISH MAIN VILLAGE PEACEFUL & PRIVATE
home 2BR/2BA. Two decks, Beautifully updated 2BR/2BA in great Buy freedom with this 2BR/2BA home.
ceilings, storage downstairs. area. Community has great marina Great starter home or investment! Pri-
urnished. Enjoy Longboat Vil- and boat docks. Friendly neighbor- vate fenced back yard! Corner lot.
se to community dock. Cindy hood. Fantastic condo. Peggy Henger, Priced to sell, won't last. Suni L. Byrns.
r Mary Wickersham, 383-5577. 383-5577. #227417. $232,500. 751-0670. #87250. $114,000.
$330,000
(941) 778-2246 (800) 211-2323
2217 GULF DRIVE NORTH BRADENTON BEACH, FL 34217


3224 EAST BAY DRIVE HOLMES BEACH
Gail TaItewiler
941-705-0227
1-866-587-8559
w V"REAL ESTATE COMPANY .,ltltere@aol1n1


STUNNING! Everything in this beautiful condo has been up-
graded! Completely new open kitchen with a built-in office
space. All new baths, tile throughout. Beautiful views down
the lagoon to the Intracoastal. Nothing else like it! $274,500.





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

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

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

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


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, popcorn, doors, bi-folds, trim,
moldings kitchen remodeling, general repairs.
Homes, 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).
MORE ADS = More readers for you! ... The Islander


JACKSON HOLMES PAINTING and pressure
washing. Honest, dependable, quality workmanship.
References, 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.
HANDY ANTHONY. Jack of most trades. Home re-
furbishing and detailing, 778-6000.
TYRONE'S CULTURED MARBLE repair able to re-
store dull looks, cigarette burns, cracks, chips and
scratches. Call 284-7054 or 749-1764.

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



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.
WHO gives you more -- for 10 years? The Islander


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/1 BA 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 ev-
erything. 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.

STEPS TO BEACH: 1-2BR, newly remodeled, fully
fumished, TV, telephone, kitchen, microwave. $395/
week or $1,295/month, plus tax. Call 778-1098.
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 se-
curity. (800) 894-1950.


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island home. Great canal view, boat slip,
lush and private backyard. Won't last!
$349,000. Call Nicole Skaggs or Jane
Grossman at 778-4800 or 795-5704.


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located in Glenn Lakes. Great
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RARELY OFFERED Anna Maria
canalfront home with very private lot and
boat dock. 3BR/2.5BA with great open floor
plan. Very close to beach! Perfect to re-
decorate for your retirement home or use
as a rental property. $589,000. Call
Quentin Talbert at 778-4800 or 704-9680.


INVESTMENT/BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY GREAT VACATION OR RENTAL HOME
Island six-unit motel/apts. Gulf Drive location 2BR/2BA with views of Gulf from huge
one block from the beach! All updated units deck and master bedroom. Nicely updated,
with heated pool and on-site laundry. Just including Mexican tile. Great location and
take over the business! $995,000. Call Dick is in move-in condition. $399,000. Call Ed
Maher or Dave Jones at 778-4800. Oliveira at 778-4800 or 705-4800.


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Turnkey furnished
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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, va-
cation, seasonal or annual, non smoking, close to
everything. Heated pool, tennis court, fishing dock.
795-5845.

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

VACATION RENTALS: 2BR apartments across
from beautiful beach, $350 to $450/week. Winter
and spring dates available. Almost Beach Apart-
ments, 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.

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.



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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.

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.

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/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 1 BR, ground-floor, just steps to
the nicest beach on Anna Maria Island. Fully fur-
nished, washer/dryer, dishwasher. 778-4555.

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.

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 montn
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.

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. 779-2241.


ANNUAL RENTALS Condo, villa, apartments, effi-
ciency available. Prices range from $475-$850/
month. For details 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.

HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL rental. Updated,
very clean, close to beach. Available monthly, De-
cember-May. 2BR/1BA, $1,800/month; 1BR/1BA,
$1,500/month. Call (813) 928-5378.

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SHAWS POINT Traditional brick colonial,
4BR/2.5BA. Plenty of privacy. Room for
pool. Wood floors, shutters, custom built-ins,
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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.


ISLAND DOLL HOUSE. 2BR/1BA with SPACIOUS ISLAND HOME 4BR+ den.
boat dock and boat a block away. Close Close to beach. Boat slip available.
to beach. $334,500. Gail Tutewiler, $439,000. (Plus $6,000 allowance for
778-0700. remodeling and decorating.) Gail
Tutewiler, 778-0700.


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. Gail
Tutewiler, 778-0700


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


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







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.


ATTENTION INVESTORS! 3BR/2BA,
ranch beauty. Great location and
schools. Privacy fence, room for pool. A
steal! $120,900. Marie Franklin-
Paulins, 778-0700.


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ANNUAL 3BR/2BA, newer Holmes
Beach canal home. Dock, fenced yard,
laundry room, large air-conditioned
bonus room, oversized two-car garage.
$1,800/month.

SEASONAL 2BR/2BA canal home with
dock, garage, new paint and tile. Avail-
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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.

BEAUTIFUL 4BR/3BA house with pool and ga-
rage. Quiet neighborhood. Beautifully furnished,
room to park RV or boat. $2,400/month or available
weekly. Available November-March. 761-0832 or
(717) 484-0734.
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 de-
posit. 302-0779. 310 61st St., Holmes Beach.

SEASONAL Nice 2BR/2.5BA townhouse available
November-April. Gulf view, covered parking,
heated pool, lots of space $2,200/month, utilities
included. Call 792-8747 or 447-6759.

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

ADORABLE GROUND-LEVEL 2BR/1BA duplex,
steps to beach. Completely renovated, washer/
dryer, deck. $1,000/month. First, last, security.
(757)220-3544 or (757) 253-2382.
ANNUAL RENTAL Holmes Beach. 2BR/1BA, to-
tally 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.

1 BR/1 BA 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 2BR duplex. Immaculate, fully
furnished, dishwasher, TV, telephone, washer/
dryer, garage, balcony. Three minutes to beach.
Weekly, $400; monthly $1,350-$1,800:'November
2002 -February 2003. 778-6310.

UNFURNISHED COZY 1BR/1BA, steps to the
beach. $650/month, plus security and utilities. No
pets. Call 778-3854.
BRADENTON BEACH newly remodeled 1BR/1BA,
annual, one block to beach and Bridge Street. Fur-
nished or unfurnished. $650-700/month. 778-4451.
ROOMMATE WANTED Bradenton Country Club
area, 3BR/3BA, furnished, pool, office, family/living
room, etc. Utilities included. References required.
Call 886-7122 or 750-9281.

SEASONAL RENTAL 2BR/2BA condo, Westbay
Point and Moorings, Phase III. Nicely furnished.
Call 778-6746.

BRADENTON MORTON VILLAGE Unfurnished
spacious, 2BR/2BA, 55-plus condo. Beautiful view,
enclosed lanai, pool. $850/annual. First, last, secu-
rity. 778-2118.

BRADENTON BEACH CONDO 2BR seasonal,
three-month minimum. Attractively furnished, bay
views, pool, steps to beach. $1,400/month. 794-0763.
ANNUAL RENTAL north end. 2BR/2BA, half-block
to beach, newly redone. 1,400 sq.ft. $1,200/month.
142 Crescent. Mr. Glaser, (813) 839-3800.

BRADENTON BEACH ,teps to beach. Unfur-
nished, large 2BR/2EA, garage, no pets. First, last,
$750/month. Call 778 1539.


ALL DATES OPEN Holmes Beach townhouse. Ev-
erything new, inside and out. Turnkey, 2BR, heated
pool, laundry, garage. $800. manateevacations.com
or call Jim, (219) 924-0221.

ATTENTION SEASONAL RENTERS! Beautiful,
modern 2BR/1.5BA, elevated home on canal in
Holmes Beach. Newly renovated, upscale furnish-
ings and appliances with washer/dryer, private out-
door shower, patio and dock. Just steps to the
beach. $2,500/month. 216 S. Harbor Drive. Call
(813) 971-7999 day or (813) 920-3845 evenings.
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Real Estate, 778-6066.
DIRECT GULFFRONT 2BR/1BA condo.
Bradenton Beach. Fully renovated with new fumi-
ture. $1,000/week or $3,000/month, seasonal. 713-
4187, leave message.
JANUARY RENTAL Anna Maria Island Club, unit
26. Offered Jan. 4-15. Toll free, (800) 237-2252.
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ANNUAL RENTAL Westbay Cove, at light by
Publix. 2BR/2BA, pool, tennis, cable, water/sewer
paid. From $1,000/month. 778-3377.
A FEW UNITS available for 2003 at Westbay Cove
condo. Turnkey furnished. Season and single
month. Old Florida Realty Co., 778-3377.
SEASONAL RENTAL Anna Maria, 200 feet to Rod
and Reel Pier. Ground floor, 2BR/1BA. Completely
remodeled, washer/dryer. Available now. 387-
8610.
HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL Large 2BR/2BA,
stilt home. Large deck and sun deck. Just steps to
beach! Fully furnished. Cable, washer/dryer.
$3,000/per month. (813) 685-8506.

ANNUAL APARTMENT 1BR, City of Anna Maria.
Near Bean Point, deck with Gulfview. Available im-
mediately, $700/month. 779-2241.

SUNNY AND SPACIOUS canalfront home in city
of Anna Maria. 3BR/3BA, new paint and tile.
$1,600/month. 779-2241.
FURNISHED CONDO for rent. 2BR/2BA, Heritage
Village West, 55-plus, bike to all. November and
December, $1,000. January and February also
available. Call Amy, 750-0648.
SPACIOUS 1BR/1BA, turnkey, nicely furnished
"with laundry room. Bradenton Beach/Cortez area.
Available seasonally. $1,400/month or $900/month
with six-month minimum. 761-2725.
2BR/1BA FURNISHED COTTAGE. $1,650/month.
Log onto www.floridabeachcottage.com or cell
(863) 447-2577.
ANNUAL GROUND LEVEL duplex in Holmes
Beach. 2BR/1BA, lanai, unfurnished. Steps to
beach. $875/month. Security, first and last. No
pets, non smoking. 778-7665.
VACATION RENTAL AVAILABLE now! 2BR/1BA,
pool, walk to beach, shopping, restaurants. $1,800/
month. 778-3875.

3BR/2BA CANAL HOME, dock, $1,800/month.
2BR/2BA, furnished duplex, $1,200/month. Call Is-
land Vacation Properties, 778-6849.

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NOW VACANCY: For winter season 2003.1-2BR,
Gulf Drive Apartment. Steps to beach, fully fur-
nished, washer/dryer. $1,999/month. Call 778-
1098.
PET FRIENDLY old-fashioned bungalow, ideal for
single/couple. South Bradenton Beach, furnished/
unfurnished, short/long term. Fax owner, (941)
485-2057.
BRADENTON BEACH COTTAGE for rent. Dec.
21-28. Three minutes to beach, 2BR, non smoking.
$550/week. 778-7370
BEACHFRONT 2BR/2BA, large-glass enclosed liv-
ing room, kitchen with fireplace. All new furniture
and appliances, phone and cable. 778-3645.
CANALFRONT 2BR/1BA furnished. Weekly or
monthly, available now through Jan. 25. $1,750/
month. 778-5793.
FURNISHED STUDIO APARTMENT in Holmes
Beach. Two blocks from beach. $1,000/month,
minimum three months. 778-0212.
HOLMES BEACH annual. 3BR/2BA steps to
beach. No pets. $900/month. 725-4190.



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space? Budget Self Storage can help. Daily,
weekly, monthly specials. Boxes and packing sup-
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LONGBOAT KEY former bank building, 4,700
square feet, zoned office/professional. Twenty
parking spaces, contemporary design, great visibil-
ity. $14/square foot. Can divide. Owner/Realtor,
388-5514, or call 809-4253.
ANNA MARIA 4,300-square-foot, multi-use resi-
dential/retail office. 2,200 square-foot elevated,
2,160-square-foot ground level. Built 1983.
$549,900. Offers 761-2457.
SECLUDED DEEPWATER Canalfront house, 44-
foot dock, huge pool and lanai. Must sell! Terms or
trade. 730 Penfield, north end of Longboat Key.
302-3840.
GREAT HOUSE 2BR/2BA, one block from beau-
tiful beach. Raised, 1,200 square foot. 2713 Gulf
Drive, $339,000 or trade equity for larger house in
Bradenton. 778-4611.

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

TRAILER: CORTEZ TRAILER Park on the bay.
Furnished 2BR, sunroom, new roof over. Nice!
$25,000. Call 761-1340.
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R E A L A -EEST A T E C o n ti-uAdRES T E oi n ue dRE A LAECd 1


OPEN HOUSE: Sandpiper Mobile Resort Resi-
dents buying 9-acre 55-plus bayfront park, across
Gulf Drive from great beach. Shares available at
$57,500. Open house this Saturday, 1-4pm or con-
tact Gord Cleland 779-1343 or
www.sandpiperpurchase.com.

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.

DUPLEX HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA, garage, split-
level design, built 1977. Private owner. $325,000.
721-3649.

HOUSE ON BAY For sale by owner. 3BR/2BA.
$665,000. 526 56th St., Holmes Beach. 232-3665.

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.

PALMA SOLA PARK 3BR/2.5BA, family room, large
garage/shop, double lot. Shown by appointment.
Asking $275,000. 792-0600.


BEAUTIFUL CANALFRONT LOT in prestigious
northern Anna Maria. Direct bay access, no
bridges. Quiet cul-de-sac. 75-by-151-foot lot
(11,350 square feet). 516 Kumquat. For sale by
owner, $419,000. E-mail: OliverZorn@web.de

FOR SALE BY OWNER Steps to beautiful beach
on north end of Anna Maria. 2BR/3BA, over 2,000
square feet under air conditioning, two-car garage,
enclosed porch, large living room and separate din-
ing room. 788 N. Shore Drive. $689,000. Shown by
appointment only, call Lori, 322-8335.

LAKESIDE ISLAND HOME 2BR/2BA, large yard.
Zoned duplex, block to beach. $365,000. Westbay
Cove 1BR/1BA, poolside, newly upgraded. Must
see! Old Florida Realty Co., 778-3377.

ONE-OF-A-KIND Rare, double lot (both buildable)
with 250 feet on canal at north end of Anna Maria.
Ground-floor, two-story, 3BR/3BA home in garden
setting complete with heated pool and spa. Offers
privacy in quiet neighborhood, short walk to Gulf.
New roof, pool screen, solar panels, air condition-
ing unit and dock. Includes one-year homeowner's
warranty. $799,000. 778-0171.

HOUSEBOAT FOR SALE. Excellent live aboard.
$28,500 or make offer. View at Web site:
geocities.com/houseboat_sunseeker or call 778-
3526.


WATERFRONT MOBILE HOME Pines Trailer Park,
Bradenton Beach. $55,000. 778-3888.

COMPLETELY REMODELED 4BR/2BA, northwest
Bradenton. One block from mouth of river. 7803
18th Ave. N.W. $285,900. 795-1295 or 545-0575.

HOLMES BEACH 100-ft. on deep-water canal with
dock and davits, easy access to Tampa Bay, great
view, great neighborhood, large 2BR/2BA, Florida
room, lanai, deck, two-car garage, tile roof and
more. Excellent condition, $579,000. 778-4363.

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.

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


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BE YOUR OWN BOSS!
Don't miss this chance to own a business.
A true "locals" hangout and neighborhood
bar being sold turnkey ready. Unbeliev-
able potential here with 4COP license and
seating capacity up to 120. Combination
bar, restaurant, package store available.
All on the north end of Anna Maria! Be the
only ball game in town. Offered at
$475,000.


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


IbLANU INVTb I MIVtN I!
This triplex in central Holmes Beach has
lots of'Florida charm! 3-1BR apartments
plus owners efficiency unit. Large lot "west
of Gulf Drive". With some TLC, this could be
a delightful little compound! Offered at
$550,000.


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REAL ESTATE
OF ANNA MARIA

778-0455
9906 Gulf Drive


HISTORIC ROSER COTTAGE
CIRCA 1912
Take a stroll back in time in this vintage seaside
cottage with incredible bay view. Structurally
sound and ready for restoration. Wood floors and
tongue-in-groove paneling. Yellow-pine con-
struction, antique-brick patio. So many possibili-
ties with ROR zoning. Artisans, craftsmen, jew-
elers. Live and work from home in the village of
Anna Maria, all within steps of the City Pier and
Tampa Bay! Perfect location for your gallery,
boutique or salon. Offered at $465,000.


LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION!
This 2BR duplex is on the north end of
Anna Maria. Just steps to beautiful Gulf
beach. Great area of expensive homes.
Don't miss this Island hideaway with great
rental history. Offered at $419,000.





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ISLAND'S BEST BUY
Look no further! This 2BR/2BA condo has it
all. Pool, tennis, community and boat dock.
Turnkey furnished and ready to go for sea-
son. Great central Island location. Walk to
shopping, dining and the Gulf beach. Priced
to sell at $229,000.

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NORTHWEST BRADENTON
4BR/2.5BA, 2 story pool home
with many deluxe features. Dual STEPS TO BEACH
fireplace, eat-in kitchen, family 2BR/2BA, ground level Holmes
room, all appliances, lots of Beach condo. Heated pool,
storage. Immediate possession, covered parking and lanai. Pets
$349,000. accepted. $249,900. Furnished.

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This superlative 3 or 4BR.3.5BA.
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lus o.n the end of an exclusive cul-
de-sac in beautiful Key Royale.
Countless amenities include gorgeous granite countertops in the kitchen and
master bath, Pella windows, Roman style Jacuzzi tub with gold-plated fixtures
and a wonderful brick woodburning fireplace. The preferred split bedroom plan
is enhanced by ceramic tile floors and dramatic 25-foot tongue-in-groove, val-
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RESIDENTIAL
TAMPA BAYFRONT Double lot, 3BR/2BA, two greatrooms,
2,506 sq.ft. living area, ceramic floors, garage. $1,900,000.
LAUREL OAK PARK Acacia model, pool and upgrades.
$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.
coMMERCIAL
STYLING SALON 8 station, established over 35 years.
$39,000.
WALGREENS Triple Net. Good CAP. $2,650,000.
ANTIQUE & ART GALLERY Old Main Street. $69,000
MOBILE HOME PARK 71 spaces, lakefront. 10 percent cap.
-..See our classified ads We're booking 2003 rentals now!
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
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ANNA MARIA

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REAL ESTATE LLC
SARASOTA 28 UNIT MOTEL
1.4 acres on US-41 prime location. Located
near the Ritz, airports, colleges and Van
Wezel. NT-zoned, many other property uses.
In the "Enterprise Zone" = tax incentives.
$1,500,000.
WONDERFUL SPACIOUS DUPLEX
2BR/2BA each side. Just steps to one of area's
best beaches. Quiet secluded street in North
Holmes Beach. Very residential area. Two
garages and two carports. Excellent rental.
$695,000.
KEY ROYALE POOL HOME
4BR/3BA Key Royale "500" block, split-plan,
canalfront, 4,000 lb. boat lift, caged pool,
family room, two blocks to great beach.
$499,000.
GREAT STARTER HOME
2BR/1BA West Bradenton home near Wares
Creek. Close to downtown, hardwood floors,
eat-in kitchen, wood deck, fence. $128,900.

ANNUAL RENTALS
From $700 / month
SEASONAL RENTALS
Condos/Homes: $500 week / $1,000 month
779-0202 (800) 732-6434
ANNA MARIA

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


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OUR LISTINGS DON'T EXPIRE, WE SELL THEM!
SEASONAL RENTALS
Gulffront 1 & 2BR condos Beach Bungalow 3BR/2BA
Perico Bay Club 2BR/2BA villa & condo
ANNUAL RENTALS
Canalfront 2BR/2BA condo/dock Canalfront 2BR/2BA home/dock
much more
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SMUGGLER'S LANDING Beautifully reno-
vated-condo with 40-ft dock on deep-water
canal. All new kitchen with Corian and an 11-
by-9-ft breakfast area. Glassed-in 154 sf lanai.
$389,900. MLS#84143. Pam Dial, 778-2261.



ROOM FOR ONE MORE

Take advantage of global
exposure in a congenial
atmosphere with a
non-selling manager.

Call Pat Emmett, 778-2261.


LONGBOAT KEY Fantastic villa in sought-af-
ter gated community. Large rooms with open
plan overlooking golf course. Walk to marina,
private beach access, golf club, fine restau-
rants and shopping. $399,000. MLS#86696.
Pam Dial, 778-2261.


BRADENTON two houses and huge double
three-car garage on 7.3 acres. 4.8 acres com-
mercial and 2.5 acres residential. Great opportu-
nity, lots of potential and possibilities. On Alt. SR
70. $349,900. MLS#74930. Chard Winheim,
778-2261.


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