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


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School sculpts, page 22


"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"


Volume 11, No. 4, Dec. 4, 2002 FREE


'Boatel' proposed for Cortez waterfront


By Paul Roat
A boatell" with an accompanying 40-seat restau-
rant and three townhouses echoing the architectural
theme of the former Albion Inn has been proposed for
the Cortez waterfront.
Renzo Rivolta has submitted plans for Cortez Cove
Marina, 4522 121st St. W., site of the former Sigma
fish house, to the Manatee County Planning Depart-
ment.


"We spent a lot of time thinking about Cortez and
the proper use of the property," Rivolta told The Is-
lander. "We kept going back to the Albion Inn, which
was the only building standing after the storm in the
1920s, and got the idea of a boatel."
The proposal includes 20 boatel rooms, a caretaker
office, three townhouses, another office planned for a
boat brokerage, a dining facility for up to 40 people and
the continued use of the 34-slip marina.


"It will function as a boat-hotel," Rivolta said of
the project, "bringing people in by boat. We anticipate
more traffic on the water than by land."
The restaurant "will cater to the boatel and its cli-
ents," he said, "and we intend it to be similar to the
existing restaurants in Cortez."
The marina will cater to those using the boatel, plus
PLEASE SEE BOATEL, PAGE 4


Yes, Virginia, it
really does snow in
Holmes Beach
It may only snow once a
year in Holmes Beach,
but don't ask the weath-
erman how it could be so
... ask the snow machine
sponsors, builder Mark
Kimball, Ooh La La!
Bistro and The Islander.
The holiday forecast is
calling for this year's
snowfall to commence at
5 p.m. Dec. 6 at Ooh La
La! in the Island Shop-
ping Center followed by
holiday music performed
by the Manatee High
School Chamber Orches-
tra at The Islander. It's
open house for all the
merchants there and at
S&S Plaza across the
street and in the entire
"downtown" area,
including music, refresh-
ments and prize raffles.


Weather prompts boat parade cancellation.


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Promises of "horrendous weather" this weekend
have prompted the leaders of the Island's Christmas
Lighted Boat Parade to cancel the event.
Don Schroder and Chuck Stealey said they
checked repeatedly with the three top weather services
in the United States and all insist that a strong cold front
will be coming through Anna Maria Island Friday, last-
ing through the weekend.
It will bring east and northeast winds 13-18 miles
an hour and 3- to 4-foot seas, they found, and that's

Qualifying for Anna Maria
elections starts Dec. 10
Qualifying for the upcoming Anna Maria city elec-
tion on Feb. 11, 2003, for two city commission seats
begins Tuesday, Dec. 10, at noon and runs through
noon Monday, Dec. 23.
The seats currently held by City Commissioners
Linda Cramer and John Michaels will be up for elec-
tion. Michaels has already said he will not seek re-elec-
tion while Cramer indicated she has yet to decide.
In addition to the two city commission seats,
changes proposed for the city charter will be on the
Feb. 11 ballot.


"just too dangerous for boats here, especially the
smaller ones." Not only would they find the seas a lot
to handle, their decorative lighting would be wet with
salty spray, creating yet another danger.
The northeast shore of the Island will be especially
battered by that wind, they pointed out, hammering not
only the parading boats but the barge from which Jim
Taylor launches his fireworks. That too is canceled.
Sunday won't be any better as a delayed parade
date, and the following Saturday, Dec. 14, the ultimate
fall-back date, holds the threat of another front with the
same forbidding conditions, Schroder said. So the pa-
rade evidently is off until next year.
"All three cities on the Island and 25 or more mer-
chants and individuals were very generous, donating to
the success of the parade," Schroder and Stealey said.
"We can't tell you how much we appreciate that, and
how much we regret having to cancel."
Some 15 skippers had signed up their boats to par-
ticipate, and others were anticipated from the Friday-
night boat parade in Bradenton; that event will be in the
protected waters of the Manatee River, Schroder
pointed out, so may not be affected by the wind.
This is the first time in 15 years the Anna Maria
parade has had to be canceled, he noted. "The grinch
came this year in the form of a nasty front."
Schroder said all entry fees and donations will be re-
funded.


Happenimngs

Holiday Island
Merchants in the Island Shopping Center,
S&S Plaza and the surrounding "downtown"
Holmes Beach area invite you to enjoy open
house including holiday decor, refreshments and
seasonal music from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6.
The annual Privateers Parade takes to the
streets from Anna Maria to Bradenton Beach Sat-
urday morning at 10 a.m. with Santa Claus at the
parade end to lead the way to the children's party
which follows at Coquina Beach.
Everyone's welcome Sunday to celebrate a
"beautiful 20-year friendship" commemorating 20
years for the Island Branch Library and its Friends
of the Library from 2-5 p.m.
Likewise, you're invited to celebrate the sea-
son at Bradenton Beach's "downtown" from 5-9
p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, for the Historic Bridge
Street Holiday Open House.
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PAGE.2-A U DEC. 4, 2002 0 THE ISLANDER


Quick-thinking resident saves accident victim


A Holmes Beach man may have saved the life of
the driver of a Ford SUV Nov. 26 following a two-car
auto accident around 7:30 p.m. on Palm and 72nd
Street.
Alec Hull, 29, was at his 401 72nd St. residence in
Holmes Beach watching TV when he heard the sound
of screeching tires followed by three loud crashes, then
more screeching tires.
"I figured it was bad, so I immediately rushed out-
side while my mom called 911," said Hull.
Once outside, he saw a late-model Ford SUV had
smashed into a palm tree in the front yard, barely five
feet from his bedroom window. The engine was still
running, churning up dirt and debris, but the driver
appeared unconscious. Several people were standing
around trying to decide what to do next.
Fast thinking by Hull may have saved crash victim
Richard Francis Schluederberg of Flotilla Drive in
Holmes Beach from serious injury, or saved Hull's own
house from getting smashed.
"The car's engine was still running and his foot
seemed to be stuck on the accelerator. The car might
have taken off at any time," he said. "I knew I had to
do something quick."
Hull then reached into the vehicle, disabled the air
bag and turned off the ignition, at the same time doing
his best not to move the unconscious Schluederberg for
fear of adding any injuries.
The driver was pretty dazed, and had to be cut out
of the car by West Manatee Fire & Rescue District
personnel with the "jaws-of-life" cutter, Hull said.
Two other vehicles were involved in the accident,
including a 1988 Mercury from Bruce's Taxi. Cab
driver Randy Lee Carberry of Bradenton also suffered
injuries.
According to Hull, the driver of the SUV appeared
to be passing through the intersection and was struck
by the cab. That propelled the SUV onto the Hull's
front lawn and into the palm tree. The cab was then
rear-ended by another vehicle, said Hull.
"The palm tree was snapped," he said, and the top
of the tree landed only a few feet from the vehicle.


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Hitting the tree was "probably the only thing that kept
him from smashing the house and coming through my
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The airbag probably saved the man's life, he said.
"He would have been crushed by the steering
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The victim was taken to the hospital where his in-


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It was a lot of excitement for normally quiet
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THE ISLANDER M DEC. 4, 2002 0 PAGE 3-A


Santa's coming to town, parade, party! Meetings


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
The Anna Maria Island Privateers may lead the
annual parade, but Santa Claus is expected to make his
Island appearance at the finale.
And lots of floats and convertibles will fill the
space in between them, tossing candy and beads and
Small manner of greetings to the parade watchers on the
Island-lfig route.
; Time has run out for registration, but not for get-
, ting into the big Christmas parade Saturday.
. Just show up and you'll be accommodated on the
Spot, said Greg Luzier, who is organizing the Priva-
Steers-sponsored parade.
Entrants have to be on some form of wheels, he
said, even if its bicycles. But no marchers or pedestri-
.:ans, for the seven-mile-long parade route is just too
much to expect of walkers.
The paraders will muster at Bayfront Park in Anna
Maria before 9:30 a.m. when each will receive


Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore has an-
nounced the following commission liaison appoint-
ments for 2002-04:
Commissioner Sandy Haas-Martens
Tourism Development Council.
ITPO alternate representative.
Anna Maria Island Community Center.
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce.
Public relations.
Commissioner Rich Bohnenberger
Manatee County liaison.
Shores and beaches.
Manasota League of Cities/legislative.
Florida Department of Community Affairs.
Public relations.
Commissioner Pat Geyer
Buildings and grounds.


Luzier's assignment of a position in the parade.
It will start at 10 a.m. with a blast from the cannon
aboard the Privateers' ship, the boat/float familiar to
parade spectators up and down the Gulf Coast. Another
parade stalwart will be Santa Claus, here for all of the
festivities of the day.
Route of the parade will be from Bayfront on Pine
Avenue, Gulf Drive to Palm Drive, Marina Drive back
onto Gulf Drive at the Island Shopping Center, down
Gulf to Manatee Avenue, East Bay Drive to merge
back to Gulf Drive and on to Coquina Beach, arriving
about 11:30 a.m.
There, Santa will take over with his Privateer help-
ers and distribute hundreds of presents to youngsters 12
and under, who also will get free hot dogs and sodas.
Everyone is welcome, Luzier stressed, young and old
and in-between. The organization only asks for dona-
tions for food and beverages at the Coquina party.
The party and Santa visitation is expected to be
over about 2:30 p.m.


Roads/bridges/drainage/canals/erosion.
Police department.
Public relations.
Commissioner Roger Lutz
Beautification.
Parks and recreation
Keep Manatee Beautiful.
Sarasota Bay National Estuary Program.
Public relations.
Commissioner Don Maloney
Planning commission.
Solid waste/recycling.
Holmes Beach Civic Association.
Island emergency operations.
Anna Maria Elementary School/Island Middle
School.
Public relations.


Anna Maria City
Dec. 4, 6:45 p.m., Environmental Enhancement and
Education Committee meeting.
Dec. 5, 11:30 a.m., "historical society: Belle Haven."
Dec. 5, 6 p.m., capital improvements meeting.
Dec. 10, noon, city commission qualifying begins.
Dec. 10, 6 p.m., annual city appreciation holiday
party.
Dec. 12, 6:45 p.m., special meeting on "special event."
Dec. 12, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-61306

Bradenton Beach
Dec. 5, 7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda: pub-
lic comment, banner request by Anna Maria Island
Community Center for Tour of Homes, discussion re-
garding policy and procedures, beach access and en-
trance sign draft agreement discussion, purchase of
laser level discussion, bike lane engineering services
approval, planning and zoning board recommendation
regarding visioning, discussion regarding city-initiated
street vacation at 2512 Gulf Drive, consent agenda, and
commission reports.
Dec. 10, 1 p.m., scenic highway committee meeting.
Dec. 12, 5:30 p.m., planning and zoning board meet-
ing.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
Dec. 4, 6 p.m., visioning meeting.
Dec. 10, 7 p.m., city commission meeting with work
session to immediately follow.
Dec. 11, 7 p.m., parks and beautification committee
meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

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Dec. 11, 10 a.m., Island Emergency Operations Cen-
ter meeting.


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PAGE 4-A 0 DEC. 4, 2002 M THE ISLANDER


Holmes Beach code board: live.aboard must move


By Rick Catlin
SIslander Reporter
The Holmes Beach Code Enforcement Board at its
Nov. 21 meeting told marina resident John Evans he
has 75 days to find a new place to live.
They're not trying to be mean to Evans or give him
the boot out of the city, they just think that after spend-
ing the past 3 1/2 years "living" aboard his boat moored
at the marina now part of the Tidemark property, it's
time to find something more permanent.
After hearing testimony from Evans, the board
determined he was in violation of the city's ordinance
which prohibits use of a watercraft as a residence and
said it's time to go. Evans said he only slept aboard the
boat on occasion, but admitted he'd been doing this for
the past three to four years.
The board said Evans doesn't have to move the
boat unless he wants to, as long as Tidemark owners
are willing to let the boat stay at its present location.
The boat is not in violation of any city code.
Nick Easterling of Tidemark said he had let Evans
keep his boat moored at the dock at no charge. In re-
turn, Evans keeps an eye on that property and Catch-
ers Marina at night. Evans works at Catchers, but that
marina can't accommodate his vessel in a slip, he said.
Easterling also said that he had given Evans a for-
mal notice to vacate the premises after learning Tide-
mark, as the landlord, was also included in the citation
issued by the city to Evans.
In another case, the board decided that a triplex
owned by Lorainne DuJardin at 301 61st St. is in vio-
lation of the city's land development ordinance because
that structure is in a residential duplex zone. Addition-
ally, a two-bedroom unit does not meet the city's mini-
mum square-footage requirements.
DuJardin said she had bought the property a few
years ago as a triplex and the real estate appraisal re-
port given to her bank stated the city allowed the triplex
as a non-conforming use.
"The bank loaned me money as a triplex, I pay
taxes as a triplex and Florida Power and Light has three
meters," said DuJardin. She also said FPL officials told
her they could not have put up a third meter unless it
was permitted by the city.
"It's been bought and sold several times as a tri-
plex," she said. "How can this happen in the city?"
Code Enforcement Officer Walter Wunderlich said
he could find no record of a city-issued permit for a
triplex at that location.
The issue only came to light when a real estate
agent came to the building department to ask about a
triplex for sale in the city.
Board member Don Schroder said he sympathized
with DuJardin. The problem has been compounded by
previous sales and each successive owner did not real-
ize the property was in violation.
The board said they were only trying to help
DuJardin and suggested that if she removed the stove
from the third unit and did not rent that space, and
rented the two-bedroom unit as a one-bedroom apart-
ment, she would be in compliance.
"We are trying to help you," said chairperson Charles
Stealey. The board voted to give DuJardin 45 days to cor-
rect the violations.


Boatel plans presented to county
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
those who are daytripping to the restaurant. Other
spaces will be utilized by Rivolta Marine, an upscale
boat manufacturer managed by Piero Rivolta, Renzo's
father.
A small repair shop will also be on the site, al-
though not catering to major boat repairs, the younger
Rivolta said.
"We looked at the past of Cortez, the Albion Inn,
to help determine the future of this project," he said,
adding that many of the existing buildings on the nearly
3-acre site will remain.
The three townhouses will be situated on the west-
ern section of the property. Parking for 73 vehicles will
be provided.
Cortez Cove Marina currently falls under a light
manufacturing and residential single-family zoning
classification, with a historical and archaeological and
coastal hazard overlay zone according to Manatee
County zoning maps. The project is requesting a zon-


'Das Boat' to move?
The Holmes Beach Code Enforcement Board told marina "resident" John Evans Nov. 21 he has 75 days to
find a residence other than his houseboat at Tidemark Lodge. Evans is apparently in violation of the city's
ordinance which prohibits liveaboard boats, and although he doesn 't have to move it, Tidemark owners have
apparently asked that it be removed. Islander Photo: Paul Roat


Code Board needs


understanding


The Holmes Beach Code Enforcement Board at its
Nov. 21 meeting discussed reactive and proactive code
enforcement in the city, and the misconception among
some city residents of the duties of the board and the
code enforcement officer.
Board member Don Schroder said at a recent city
visioning meeting, many people thought members of
the code enforcement board could issue citations and
solve problems. That's not the board's function. It only
hears complaints brought forward by the city's code
enforcement officer.
That officer, Walter Wunderlich, said many city
residents don't seem to understand that complaints
can't be solved overnight, unless it's life threatening.
"There are procedures I have to follow," and there
is always a backlog of complaints.
"And a lot of people want code enforcement to be
proactive, not reactive," he said.
That's not possible under the current workload and
without at least one person in the office with knowl-
edge of the city codes and handling paperwork, said
Wunderlich.


ing change to planned development waterfront zoning.
Public access to the waterfront will be maintained,
Rivolta said. "We're separating the buildings to allow
pedestrian access for whoever wants to come around."
Architect for the project is Linda Stevenson, who
developed the architectural standards guidelines for the
village earlier this year.
The Rivoltas had proposed a different project for the
site in May 2001. That proposal called for a boat wood-
working shop and eight elevated townhouses. Members
of the Cortez Waterfronts Florida committee, a group
charged with reviewing changes to the historic village, at
first approved the plan, then later rejected the project cit-
ing, in part, the "condominization" of the waterfront.
Aristotle Shinas is the county planner assigned to the
project. He said staff comments would be presented to the
Rivoltas on the plan, then a neighborhood meeting would
be held to present the project to the community.
County planning commissioners will then review
and offer a suggested course of action to the county
commission, which will make a final determination.
Shinas said the entire process could take up to six
months.


"My problem is I can't keep up with just the reac-
tive complaints," he said.
Under a reactive system of code enforcement,
Wunderlich only follows up on reported complaints
and does not actively search for violations.
City Attorney Jim Dye noted it was not the board's
decision for code enforcement to be proactive or reac-
tive. That could only come from the city's administra-
tion.
"You can only deal with cases presented to you,"
Dye said.
True, said chairperson Charles Stealey, but many
people think board members should be out in the city
issuing citations and they don't seem to understand the
board's function, nor that of Wunderlich.
"We are the board. We only hear the cases, not find
them," Stealey said.
Schroder said Mayor Carol Whitmore is presently
trying to arrange for an administrative assistant in the
code enforcement section and he said he'd get more
information from her on when this might be enacted.
The board members all agreed the public needs to
be better educated on the board's function and that of
the code enforcement officer in the code complaint and
enforcement system.



Mote $500,000 grant

approved by state
Mote Marina Laboratory has won a competi-
tive grant process conducted by the state, and is to
receive $500,000 if the Legislature and governor
approve. It also must match the grant from volun-
tary contributions.
The money is to go to an expansion of the Anna
and Alfred Goldstein Marine Mammal Center. That
expansion is budgeted at $3.2 million by Mote.
The prospective grant is under the cultural fa-
cilities program of the Florida Division of Cultural
Affairs. Mote received a $500,000 grant last year
under the same program for the same purpose.
The laboratory campus is on City Island, off the
south ramp of the New Pass Bridge to Longboat Key.





THE ISLANDER M DEC. 4, 2002 0 PAGE 5-A


Changes in public comment draw fire in Anna Maria


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Efforts by Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn to once
again modify the method of public comment at city
commission meetings drew fire at the Nov. 27 meeting
from a number of regular attendees who claimed she
was attempting to "stifle" the public.
At the same time, however, other residents said
they are tired of complaints and negative comments
from the same group of people at every meeting.
The evening's fireworks began when SueLynn said
she was changing the public comment format to one
person per agenda item for a two-minute maximum,
and one comment per person during open public dis-
cussion at the end of the meeting. She also said the
public would comment first before commission discus-
sion of an agenda item and no questions would,be taken
during discussion of the item.
The changes were made, SueLynn said, because
some residents reported they fear "retribution" from
other residents if they make comments others don't
like.
Foul, cried long-time commission nemesis Rick
DeFrank. "What you've done here is totally done away
with meaningful comment," cried DeFrank. "You have
to allow me meaningful input. It's absurd that we can't
ask questions."
Diane Caniff said she wanted to have a future com-
mission agenda item and discussion on the "stifling of
comment," by the mayor.
Carol Ann Magill said the mayor is once again lim-
iting public comment by the two-minute rule and she
asked SueLynn to reconsider.
DeFrank said the mayor lets other people break the
rules on comment, but "you stifle me."
"I'll play by the rules but I'm entitled to break the
rules if you let others break the rules," he said.
Former City Commissioner Jay Hill said he didn't
think the problem of public comment lay with the citi-
zens, but the commission members.
Larry Albert said he has a problem with not being
allowed to comment after commission discussion. "We
should have a right to ask questions about what you dis-
cussed."
The mayor agreed, but said some people at the
meetings are just asking questions to "set up" that par-
ticular commission member, rather than asking specific
questions about agenda items.
Shirley O'Day suggested the mayor find another
method to allow people to ask questions.
But not everyone at the meeting barked at
SueLynn.
City resident Mark Alonzo, in a statement read by
his daughter, said "time and time again the same people
have nothing positive to say (at commission meetings).
So I say, cease and desist."

Committee appointments
The commission actually tried to work on agenda


items, but when discussion turned to appointments to
the five-person.capital improvements advisory commit-
tee, sparks erupted over the nomination of Chuck
White by SueLynn.
White and SueLynn share a Spring Avenue resi-
dence, although they are not married.
Diane Caniff objected to White's nomination as
did DeFrank, who was concerned about the mayor's
personal relationship with White and possible Sunshine
Law violations.
City Attorney Jim Dye said there is no Sunshine
Law violation with the mayor speaking directly to a
member of a city advisory committee.
DeFrank disagreed, but said his only recourse is to
file an objection with the State Attorney's Office. "And
I don't want to do that," he said.
"I'm not here to create undue hardship," he said,
indicating he has no problem with White's appoint-
ment, except that White and SueLynn can discuss is-
sues that may come before the CIAC in private.
But City Commissioner Chuck Webb said White
has a lot of expertise and the city would be foolish to
ignore it.
Commissioners voted to approve White along with
Larry Albert, Charlie Daniel, George Schultz and Wil-
liam Snow to the committee.

Proposed charter
Commissioners approved clarification of language
in the proposed new city charter and had the first read-
ing of the ordinance to establish the charter. The sec-
ond reading will be Dec. 17. If approved at that meet-
ing, the charter will be forwarded to the Manatee
County Supervisor of Elections office and placed on
the February ballot for voter approval.
The mayor said a charter interpretation workshop
will be held in January so that all voters will be able to


make an "informed choice" in the February voting.

City engineer
SueLynn narrowed the list of firms that submitted
proposals to become the city's engineering firm from
eight to two. Commissioners voted to have a presenta-
tion by the firm of Baskerville-Donovan of Sarasota
and Hough Engineering of Bradenton at 6 p.m. Dec. 12
at the start of the scheduled commission workshop.

Public parking
The mayor presented a list of 10 possible locations
to lease or purchase for additional public parking in the
city. All of the properties are zoned either commercial,
residential/office/retail or public/semi-public.
The list included the,parking lots for Roser and
Island Baptist churches.
Commissioners agreed the mayor should contact
the respective owners to get information on costs, and
fint if the property is for sale or lease.
SueLynn said a program for parking enforcement
by volunteer citizens has been established by the Mana-
tee County Sheriff's Office. It involves 20 hours of
training and at least 15 residents must sign up before
the class begins. Interested residents should contact city
hall.
During public comment at the end of the meeting,
Duke Miller said only 14 of 57 letters from residents
who sent petition letters to the city about the Anna
Maria parking problem were put in the city's reading
file. The remaining 43 were found in a file in city hall,
but should have also been in the read file. He wanted
to enter the names of the 43 people into the city record.
The mayor apologized for the oversight.
Commissioners agreed to move their regular De-
cember meeting to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, to avoid
any conflict with holiday activities.


Guest veteran
Jack Carroll was one
of four World War II
veterans who visited
the Island Middle
School. The veterans
shared their military
experiences with the
students. Carroll
spoke to students
about what it was
like to be at Pearl
Harbor when it was
attacked by the
Japanese Dec. 7,
1941. Islander
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O11110nion


Put up time in Anna Maria
New efforts by Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn to estab-
lish proper procedures for public comment by citizens at
public meetings have been met as in the past with a cho-
rus of boos and criticism from a certain element in the city
- the so-called "usual suspects."
Some folks in Anna Maria seem to attend every meet-
ing with an evident purpose of providing constant ago-
nizing input or inquiries to the mayor and commission.
According to the latest contention of the self-ap-
pointed "watchdogs" of city commission proceedings, the
mayor is trying again to "stifle" public comment.
At the same time, however, other Anna Maria resi-
dents say they are tired of the steady flow of negative
comments.
The naysayers have been told by others to "cease and
desist," if they don't have anything positive to contribute.
Soon Anna Maria residents who like to complain
about the mayor and commissioners will have a chance to
"put up or shut up."
Two city commission terms are up in February and a
revised city charter will also be on the ballot.
The city's naysayers should put their "hats in the ring"
if they don't like actions taken by the commission.
In fact, should the new charter be approved by the
voters, the mayor will no longer be on the city commis-
sion and the five-member commission will establish its
own rules of procedure, including public comment.
The proposed charter will also allow the newly
formed commission to appoint a fifth commissioner for an
eight-month period, giving the Anna Maria naysayers a
third chance to gain a commission seat and a possible
majority on the commission.
We suggest those who continually complain about the
actions of public officials should put themselves in the
arena and seek positive change rather than the present
negative comments and accusations from the sidelines.
Objections would likely be resolved with less hostil-
ity if they were presented at the onset of the process and
openly as the Sunshine Law requires rather than fes-
tering and developing into mini conspiracies and accusa-
tions behind the scenes.
It's an out and out waste of everyone's time to sit
through a continuous back and forth podium parade -as
item for item on the agenda is addressed ad nauseam.
It's not so much a commission meeting as a confron-
tation of minutiae.
It's obviously easy to be a complainer and harder to
try and offer a positive, viable alternative, but it's also
apparent Anna Maria needs relief from all the, er uh,
whining and moaning at city hall.



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Are we nuts?
Have the people of Florida lost their minds? Do
they realize how much banning smoking in restau-
rants will reduce their tourist business? How do they
plan to replace that lost business?
As winter residents of Holmes Beach for 10
years we will be back this year because our plans are
already made and because we understand that the
ban will not go into effect until July 1, 2003.
But we won't be here in 2004. After this winter
we will be saying a sad farewell to Holmes Beach
and Anna Maria Island. We will miss the many
unique and excellent restaurants, the hours we spend
on the beach and the friendly people. We also will
be wishing the operators of those half-empty restau-
rants good luck.
We might -just might send you a postcard
from south Texas where we can share a smoke with
the good old boys there.
Wally and Lois Town, Traverse City and Holmes
Beach

Leash the 'watch dogs'
While observing the actions (antics?) of the self-
appointed "watch dog group" in Anna Maria, two
things come to mind:
1. Where in the democratic process does "self-
appointment" fit? The voice of individuals is a cher-
ished right in this country, and that right is never
more important than in the exercise of keeping
elected officials accountable to their responsibilities.
But it seems to me that forming a "self-ap-
pointed" group to achieve this action is nothing more
than a circumvention of the election process. Any
legitimate political action group would be well-de-
fined in motive, membership and organization.
Shadow groups have always been the antithesis to
the American way of democracy, and they have al-
ways hidden their motives behind some "necessary


public action" for the "good of the citizens" without
any input from, or responsibility to, those same citi-
zens.
In the end, the motives seem to serve the needs
or desires of members of the self-appointed group.
2. The inherent danger of a watch dog is simple:
If the dog keeps intruders out of your yard and your
house by being vigilant and aggressive and threaten-
ing, that is good that is why you have the dog.
But should your house catch fire and the dog not
let the firemen in your yard, let alone your house,
your house would burn down and all your dear pos-
sessions would be lo.st. At that point the watch dog
is actually counter-productive to his own purpose.
Maybe Anna Maria just needs to get some shock
collars, leashes and obedience lessons for its "watch
dogs."
Mike Larimore, Holmes Beach


Not wanted here
The defeat of the replacement of the Anna Maria
Bridge sends a message to those who want to change
the image of this beautiful Island.
One only has to go see the Ringling Bridge un-
der construction and realize that the awesome con-
crete structure is not what anyone wants to be the
approach to an area that has fought for decades to
preserve and protect a seven-mile-long Island and
not a mile wide and no highrises!
It's not only the ambiance, it's the fact that we
use our bridges like any other street on a daily basis.
Can you imagine having a 65-foot-high Cortez
Bridge with a 6 percent grade and Anna Maria
Bridge with a 4 percent grade to be closed with 35-
40-mph winds? The current bridges have never been
closed.
God speed to the Florida Department of Trans-
portation.
Katie Pierola, president, Save Anna Maria





THE ISLANDER M DEC. 4, 2002 0 PAGE 7-A


1Opinion


Further on rights of way
SAgain someone is putting words in my mouth. Jim
Hansen (Islander reporter) and I talked at length about
the public rights of way to the bay in Cortez.
1) I said that Cortez needs a boat ramp and that the
60-foot right of way at 119th Street West would be a
good place for this.
2) That half of the 123rd Street West right of way
is being used as an individual's garden and parking
place.
3) That (a resident) had put a "Private Road" sign
and posts within the 33-foot access on 125th Street
West.
4) And that there is a house on the 20-foot access
on 121st Street Court West.
5) And that (Manatee County Commissioner Jane)
von Hahmann seems determined to allow a few to ben-
efit rather than clear them for everyone.
I said nothing about being opposed to fishing gear,
boats and other watermen's articles. Fishermen have
not for "generations" stored their property on rights of
way. The fishing boats were either in the water or tem-
porarily on the shore while being repaired. There were
no crab traps in Cortez "generations" ago. This indus-
try is only about 20 years old on this shore.
Since some people would have you believe that
I'm "anti-fisherman," here's some info: I worked with
fishermen for 32 years and was always fair and respect-
ful, even encouraged Paul Kight to take an offshore
skipper to court because the skipper was feeding his
large family at the crew's expense (at the time, the
average cost per meal on those trips averaged approxi-
mately $2.30 and on this boat the cost per meal was
over $10 per meal). The boat owner could have cor-
rected this. He refused so I accompanied the boy to
court, paid the court reporter should there be an appeal
- I was to be reimbursed by a collection from fisher-
men that somehow never materialized.
As to the survey, this came about because a woman


told the commissioners at a meeting in August that only
one person had a problem with things as they are the
survey showed otherwise. And there were several of us
responsible for the survey my part was to pay for
postage.
Finally, to change the land-use code for Cortez to
benefit two or three people would not be fair to every-
one commissioners need to do what is best for the
most, not only for now but the future as well. This
would also defy the county's comprehensive plan.
We have already lost two accesses to the water and
if the land-use code is changed, all of us will lose at
least two more.
Access for all, Commissioner von Hahmann.
Sue Maddox, Cortez

Against Save The Manatee Club
It was disheartening to see the radical Save The
Manatee Club written up as a top choice of worthy
charities sanctioned by The Islander. It may have been
of benefit for The Islander staff to do a bit of research
on this frothing dog of left wing activists before it of-
fered a big thumbs up to its cause. And what would that
cause be? The total elimination of boating and fishing
in the state of Florida. Don't believe that? Let's look
at the evidence.
In a paper written by Fort Myers biologist Dr. Tho-
mas Frasier, entitled "Manatees in Florida: 2001," he
states that not only should manatees be removed from
the endangered list, but should be reclassified as recov-
ered. The Save The Manatee mantra for a number of
years has been that the vicious recreational boater is to
blame for the rapid death and declination of the Mana-
tee population. They have cried wolf with the battle cry
that we are going to kill off all of the manatees since
the organization's inception. They even continue to
spout this rancid hyperbole when the latest manatee
counts have shown strong thriving numbers.
Now, this technique should sound familiar to you. Re-


member back in the mid 1980s when the environmental
extremists were screaming that a million acres a month,
or day or whatever sounded good, of the rainforests were
disappearing? By the mid 1990s someone finally stepped
up to the podium and stated to them that if those figures
were true then the rainforests should be gone by now. Of
course the jungles are far from that.
The Save The Manatee Club is a powerful organiza-
tion and is pushing forward a moratorium on boat docks
in the Southwest section of the state to eliminate boating.
The end result will be declining property values and the
restriction of an individual to use his property for what he
intended. If they succeed in Southwest Florida, do you
believe they will stop there? Of course not.
So you may say "but 'm not a boater." Then I ask,
do you fish? If so, your right to fish is in jeopardy as long
as these types of groups are allowed to run unchecked.
Organizations with similar mantra have been suc-
cessful in blocking off some of the best fishing areas
of California to recreational fisherman. Their war cry
is much the same as the Save The Manatee radicals.
One has only replace fish for manatee and you have the
same organizational handbook.
So when you are taking your children or grandchil-
dren fishing bff the pier or the beach imagine how you
might feel with that action being classified as illegal.
Scary isn't it?
Hmmm, the boating and fishing population has
been increasing, and the manatee population has been
increasing at the same time? The boating and fishing
community have played an exceptionally active role in
making this happen. Where in that equation is there a
need for-a group of too-much-time-on-their -hands
rebel rousers named Save The Manatee Club? No-
where. Instead check out www.freedomtofish.org and
get the reel scoop. Also, contact the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission to let them know
that you want your right to fish and boat preserved.
Rod Wagner, Bradenton, Florida


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Smoking ban could be boon for some restaurants


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Florida's recently passed constitutional amend-
ment that bans indoor smoking in all food-service es-
tablishments could tirn out to be a boost for many Is-
land restaurants compared with their mainland counter-
parts.
That's because a number of Island restaurants have
open-air patio decks or adjacent beach areas where
smokers can light up before or'after eating or while
sipping on a pinacolada. According to a spokesperson
for State Representative Bill Galvano, the smoking ban
only applies indoors.
"We're lucky because our customers can go out-
side and smoke on the deck," said Dave Russell of
Rotten Ralph's restaurant in Anna Maria. "I'm pretty
sure the ban is indoors only."
Russell said the dining room is already non-smok-
ing and smokers only puff away in the bar area. When
the new law comes into effect, they too will have to
head outside.
"There's really nothing we can do about the ban.
It's affecting everybody equally, so I don't see any loss
of business."
That might not be the case, said restaurant owner
Damon Presswood of Ooh La La! in Holmes Beach.
Although his establishment is already non-smoking,
smokers could start heading exclusively to those res-
taurants with an outdoor smoking deck, as opposed to



Lot division


application in


Anna Maria

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria's planning and zoning board meeting
Nov. 25 contained a few mild surprises, but perhaps the
best came last.
In what may be yet another example of redevelop-
ment in a city fighting to retain its "Old Florida" charm,
engineer Jeff Hostettler will be on the board's Dec. 23
agenda with a request to divide a 150-by-125-foot lot
on Periwinkle Place into two smaller parcels.
Board Chairman Doug Copeland emphasized,
however, that this is just a preliminary application to
divide an existing lot, not to create a new subdivision
of home sites as the Villa Rosa application was.
Speaking of the controversial Villa Rosa project,
board member Charles Caniff said recreation was on
the list of concurrency at that project's application to
the board, but to his knowledge was never discussed.
He also noted it was never discussed at the city com-
mission meeting approving concurrency for the project.
Mayor SueLynn recently raised the issue of allocat-
ing recreational space at.Villa Rosa at a city commission,
meeting, claiming the project might have to redraw its site
plan to conform to the city's public open space/recre-
ational ordinance requirements for new developments.
City Attorney Jim Dye said site planning and sub-
dividing are two different phases of development. In his
view, the site-plan phase at Villa Rosa is over, although
developers still must come before the city commission for
final plat approval before subdivision of the property can
begin.
The board also discussed new measurements and
other changes to the setback ordinance.
Board member Dale Woodland said the new ordi-
nance as proposed seemed to be the same as the old.
"The language hasn't changed," he said.
The setback rules are still "unclear and our aim is
to make it clear."
Following a discussion of the setback definition
and the required minimum distance from the right of
way, Copeland said it seemed the current ordinance
was "not user friendly."
Indeed, said Caniff. It seems the subject of a per-
manent structure within the setback is open to interpre-
tation by the city's building official.
Board members agreed to continue discussion of
proposed changes in the ordinance to their Dec. 2 spe-
cial meeting.


an establishment with no such facility.
Presswood offers outdoor tables for smokers, but
a Holmes Beach ordinance allowing outdoor dining is
prohibitive to his restaurant because of limited parking
at the Island Shopping Center where Ooh La La! is
located.
Ed Spring at Sign of the Mermaid restaurant said he's
been completely non-smoking for about a year and
doesn't foresee any loss of business because of the ban.
"Most of my customers don't smoke and those that
do don't mind going out on the patio," he said. "I don't
have any problem with the ban."
Ed Chiles, owner of the Sandbar and Beach House
restaurants on the Island and MarVista on Longboat
Key, said all three locations already have outdoor pa-
tios for smokers.
"I don't have a problem making the dining rooms
non-smoking," said Chiles. "When you have the people
deciding the issue for you, it almost becomes easier to
say 'no smoking.'"
While the ban won't have any effect on his restau-
rants, Chiles said he can sympathize with those estab-
lishments that fall under the ban.
Another establishment that probably won't have
any concerns about the smoking ban is the Drift In,
with locations on Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach and
Cortez Road on the mainland.
Owner Joe Cuervo said the ban "won't apply to us
because we have no food and we're free-standing. It
won't affect us at all."


In fact, the Bridge Street Drift In might even ben-
efit from the ban because there are a number of restau-
rants in the area. Cuervo conceded patrons of those
establishments might eat first, then head to the Drift In
for an after-dinner cocktail and a smoke.
"But-I really don't think it will increase business
that much. We might get one or two people, but I'm not
seeing the ban as a boost to us."
At the same time, however, Cuervo said he was
hoping the smoking amendment wouldn't pass. "I feel
it takes away the consumer's right to judge whether to
go into a smoking or non-smoking restaurant."
Whether or not any bar that also serves a little food
will have to be completely non-smoking could be open
to interpretation when the Florida Legislature meets in
2003 to enact the accompanying laws to enforce the
ban, said Galvano.
Galvano said a free-standing bar that doesn't serve
any food "probably won't be affected," but there is
some room for interpretation on the no-smoking excep-
tion for "stand-alone bars that predominately serve li-
quor where the serving of food is incidental," accord-
ing to the amendment.
The task of the legislature will be to define "inci-
dental," he said, and that might not be easy.
Galvano said the law, along with enforcement pro-
cedures aid penalties, must be in effect by.July 1, 2003.
Until then, Florida restaurants and all "one person
or more work places" can continue to offer smoking
and non-smoking sections.


First trim
Brooks Ayers gives up much of the lovely hair it took most of her five years to grow, just so a needy cancer
victim can have a natural enhancement. It was the first haircut for Brooks, a kindergartener at Anna Maria
Elementary School. She planned the event many months ago for the Locks of Love program, said her grand-
mother, Sharon Clarke of Bradenton Beach.



Seats for sale in theater re.do


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
The Island Players are selling seats not for just
a performance but for posterity to be installed next
summer "after Shakespeare" in a major refurbishing of
the Anna Maria theater.
They hope to sell a nameplate for every one of the
137 new seats $125 for one name on the plate, $150
for more than one name on the same seat.
The seats are on order from Contract Solutions in
Englewood, the company that made the seats for the
Venice theater that the Players liked, said Alice Doeden,
president of the Anna Maria Island organization.
The new seats will replace those that the theater
bought used in 1972 and reupholstered in 1984 when
it built a major addition to the building to house the box
office, costuming room and other amenities. Three


years ago a new lobby, rest rooms and entry were
added.
When the old seats are gone, the carpeting will be
ripped up and the wood floor repaired "Who knows
what we'll find there?" Doeden commented. "Some
spongy spots are already evident under the carpet."
Then will come new carpeting and the new seats.
Work is to begin just after the Shakespeare presen-
tation June 24-28, she said, and finished in time for the
season's opening in October.
Meanwhile, the seat sale goes on. Doeden said the
Players hope to sell enough nameplates to finance
about half of the cost of the project and they will seek
grants for the rest.
It's going to mean more comfort for audiences, she
said. "The community has supported the Players so
marvelously well that now it's payback time."- -





THE ISLANDER 0 DEC. 4, 2002 0 PAGE 9-A


Student interns help

out at Island center
By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Bo Hall and Amanda Crutchley will be assisting
both the Anna Maria Island Community Center's
TLC after-school counselors and licensed marriage
and family therapist Shirley Romberger during the
next few months.
Hall is a sophomore at Manatee Community
College and is majoring in psychology. He is cur-
rently enrolled in an applied psychology course,
which requires four hours of volunteer field work.
Hall will spend Tuesdays working with
Romberger and Thursdays helping children with
homework at the Center.
Crutchley is a junior at New College in Sarasota
and is also majoring in psychology. She is interning
with Romberger to gain experience working with
children.
Crutchley and Romberger will be co-facilitating
groups on Wednesdays and Thursdays at the Center.
"All of us are very fortunate to have the oppor-
tunity to work with these motivated young people,"
Romberger said. "I am sure they will be great role
models and mentors to our children."


Student interns
College students Bo Hall and Amanda Crutchley are interning with the Anna Maria Island Community
Center's TLC after-school program and group counseling services. Islander Photo: Diana Bogan


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Artist Micheline
Grenier has begun
working with art
students at the Island
Middle School on a
special mosaic
project. Grenier will
be working with
students once a week,
teaching them how to
create a tile or glass
mosaic work of art.
The finished piece
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classroom facilities.
Islander Photo:
Diana Bogan


Rummage sale Saturday
A rummage sale is scheduled from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 7, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248
S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
The sale in the church's activity center will feature
furniture, jewelry and all manner of items. Details may
be obtained at 778-4769.

Center's SHARE program
deadline is Friday
Deadline to sign up for a SHARE food package for
yourself, a family member, neighbor or stranger in
need is Friday, Dec.6, at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
A SHARE package costs $16 and contains food for
a family Christmas dinner, said the Center. Participants
need only do two hours of volunteer work. Details may
be obtained by calling 778-1908.

'Christmas traditions'
topic of trip Monday
The Island Manatee Widowed Persons meeting at
9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 9, will feature "Christmas tradi-
tions" and include a trip to the Crosley Mansion on the
bayfront in Sarasota.
The group will meet at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Transportation to the mansion will leave at 10 a.m.,
returning at 2 p.m. Reservations are required. A $5 fee
will cover transportation.
For further information or to reserve a ticket, call
the Center at 778-1908.

Rotary Club 'better late
than never' with wish
The Anna Maria Island Rotary Club finds late is
better than not at all as it makes its delayed entry in the
2002 edition of The Islander Wish Book its wishes
are rooted in the best for the Island: They are:
Full participation by Island merchants and citi-
zenry in our first Games Extravaganza at St. Bernard
Catholic Church Jan. 11 to raise money for children's
activities and education on the Island.
People interested in their community and the
world to join the Island Rotary Club as Rotary Interna-
tional prepares for its 100th birthday in February 2005.
Islanders interested in sharing their hobbies, busi-
nesses, avocations and interests with the members of
the Rotary Club as speakers at our meetings at noon
Tuesday at the Beach House restaurant.
Greater participation by Island citizenry along
with the Island Rotary Club and the Anna Maria El-
ementary School in the 2003 Peace Pole rededication.
Contact: Jim Dunne, president, 778-4060.

Key chamber sets holiday event
The annual Holiday Business After Hours of the
Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce will be from
5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at the Chart House,
201 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Cost is $5 for members, $10
for guests. Reservations may be made and information
obtained at 387-9515.


'Lighting of the Fleet'
honors Cortez's Jones
Cortez will see its first "Lighting of the
Fleet" Saturday at the Seafood Shack marina to
honor Ham Jones' return to active management
of the landmark restaurant.
It promises to be a spectacular "welcome
back," said Bill Hoffman, whose boat will be
among those turning on their Christmas lights at
6 p.m. The marina, part of the restaurant com-
plex and home to the Shack's Showboat paddle-
wheeler, has 60 boats and more than half had
signed up for the turn-on by last weekend.
S The boats will remain lighted until Dec. 31,
Hoffman said, adding that the lights are planned
as the first of an annual affair.
Jones has owned the Seafood Shack and
Marina Grill since 1972, and recently returned
to run the operation after a one-year hiatus. "His
return has been met with enthusiasm from resi-
dents and non-residents of the marina," said
Hoffman.


Pancake breakfast Sunday
at St. Bernard Church
St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive,
Holmes Beach, will commence its winter season serv-
ing the public a pancake breakfast from 8-11:30 a.m.
Sunday, Dec. 8, along with a sale of home-baked foods.
On the breakfast menu will be pancakes, sausage,
orange juice and coffee, $3 for adults, half price for
children. Everyone is welcome at the activity center on
the south-side of the church for breakfast. Further in-
formation may be obtained by calling 778-4769.


'Sex, Death, Funny Man'
library friends' program
Friends of the Island Branch Library will sponsor
a reading focused on Woody Allen at its 2002-2003
Program Series Tuesday, Dec. 10.
"Sex, Death, and a Very Funny Man" will feature
an assortment of Allen tidbits presented by the Asolo
Theatre Company Play Readers at 2 p.m. at the library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Harold Wolfe of
the troupe will portray Allen.
The program is free and open to the public, tickets
not necessary and first come, first seated no later than
1:55 p.m. Details may be obtained by calling 778-6341.
The library opens at 10 a.m. daily except Sunday,
closing at 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, 6 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday, 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.


'Classical conditioning' starting
Exercising to classical music with basic ballet and
aerobics will start Friday, Dec. 6, at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
"Classical conditioning' will be Fridays from 9-10
a.m., led by Maureen Dye. Cost is $4 for members, $5
non-members. Details may be obtained at 778-1908.








Bethlehem Walk planned at Roser


Roser Memorial Community Church is putting the
finishing touches on its annual Bethlehem Walk "for
kids of all ages" Sunday evening, Dec. 15.
This public event will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the
narthex at the west end of the church, 512 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria, from where people will "walk to
Bethlehem with Mary, Joseph, llamas, goats and don-
keys in search of shelter."
The walk leads from the church around the block
of Pine and Spring avenues and ending back at the
church. "While traveling from 'inn' to 'inn' we will all
join together to sing some favorite Christmas carols,"
a church spokesperson said.
"At the end of the journey we will gather together
by baby Jesus in the manger to hear the Scripture read-
ing."
Then will come hot chocolate and cookies and
SChristmas carols played on the piano, violin and gui-
tar in the church's fellowship hall. The chapel will be
open and filled with Christmas music playing for those
who prefer not to walk.
Organizers advise participants to wear their own or
costumes will be available for first come, first served
beginning Dec. 8 at the fellowship hall. "Create your


The annual Bethlehem Walk at Roser memorial
Community Church, featuring llamas, goats and
donkeys, will be Dec. 15.Islander Photo: Bonner
Joy
own as simple as a tunic or as ornate as a king or
queen."
Further information may be obtained by telephon-
ing 778-0414.


Obituaries


Henry W. Bailey
Henry W. Bailey, 87, of Holmes Beach, died Nov.
25.
Born in Hyde Park, Mass., Mr. Bailey came to
Manatee County from Appleton, Wis., in 1983. He was
retired as president and chief executive officer of Fox
Valley Corp. in Appleton. He was on the board of di-
rectors of First National Bank, Microseal Corp. in Zion,
Ill., and American Paper Institute, where he was presi-
dent of the Tissue Group. He was past president of Fox
Cities Chamber of Commerce and a volunteer with the
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce. He was a
Master Sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War
II and served in the Korean War. He was a member of
'JFirst Congregational United Church of Christ in
Appleton.
Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday,
Dec. 4, at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512
Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Memorial contributions may
be made to United Way, 1740 17th St., Bldg. J2,
Sarasota FL 34234, or to Hospice of Southwest Florida,
5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238.
He is survived by wife of 51 years Donna R.;
daughters Lesley of Tucson, Ariz., and Candis B.
Hickey of Wilmette, Ill.; sister Ruth Hayward of Port-
land, Ore.; brother Howland of Santa Monica, Calif.;
and five grandchildren.

Clementina J. Collura
Clementina J. Collura, 86, of Bradenton, died Dec.
1 .
Born in New York City, Mrs. Collura came to
Manatee County from Bronx, N.Y., in 1968. She was
a seamstress in the garmet industry in New York City.
She was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church,
Holmes Beach.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at
Manasota Memorial Park, 1221 53rd Ave. E. Griffith-
Cline Funeral was is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by daughters Matilda Dama and
Carol Weissman, both of Bradenton; sister Julia
DiRocco of Bradenton; three grandchildren; and four
great-grandchildren.


Elizabeth Vollmer Fraysier
Elizabeth Vollmer Fraysier, 87, of Bradenton, died
Nov. 25.
Born in Chester, Pa., Mrs. Fraysier moved to Anna
Maria Island from Glenolden, Pa., in 1952. She owned
and operated a silk flower and gift shop on the Island.
She was a member of the Civil Air Patrol.
There were no services. Griffith-Cline Funeral
Home, Cortez Road Chapel, was in charge of arrange-
ments.
She is survived by daughter Barbara French of
Columbia, S.C.; son Dennis of Bradenton; eight grand-
children; 13 great-grandchildren; and five great-great
grandchildren.


George G. Norwood
George G. Norwood, 80, of Anna Maria, died Nov.
30.
Born in Baltimore, Md., Mr. Norwood came to
Anna Maria in 1957. He served in the U.S. Army over-
seas during World War II.
He was manager of Island
SWater Company and, after it
was purchased by Manatee
S County, worked for the
SManatee County Utilities
S'," System until his retirement
S.. in 1984. He was a member
Sof the Anna Maria Volun-
teer Fire Dept. for more than
SNorwood 20 years. He was co-founder
of the Anna Maria Island
Historical Society and served as a past president. He
was voted Citizen of the Year 2002 for Anna Maria
City. He was a member of Roser Memorial Community
Church for more than 40 years, serving as a Sunday
School teacher, head usher, driver and head of transpor-
tation.
A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Satur-
day, Dec. 7, at the church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
Memorial contributions may be made to the AMIHS,
P.O. Box 4315, Anna Maria FL 34216, or to Roser
Church, P.O. Box 247, Anna Maria FL 34216.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years Carolyne;
daughter Linda Kinnan; sons Nick of Coconut Grove,
Bill and John, both of Bradenton; six grandchildren;
and six great-grandchildren.

Ryuichi 'Sam' Sato
Ryuichi "Sam" Sato, 52, of Holmes Beach, died
Nov. 30.
Born in Ibaragi, Japan, Mr. Sato came to Manatee
County from Japan in 1980.
He was a master technician
for Nissan Motors and
claimed "I never met a car I
couldn't fix." He was a
coach for more than 12
years at the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center. He
was a member of the Pigeon
Club. He attended St. Ber-
nard Catholic Church.
Sato Memorial services
Swill be at 10:30 Wednesday,
Dec. 4, at the church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes
Beach. Memorial contributions may be made to the
Kidney Cancer Association, 1234 Sherman Ave., Suite
203, Evanston IL 60202-1375. Griffith-Cline Funeral
Home, Island Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Barbara; sons Jason of
Gainesville, and Michael, Benjamin, Joshua and Nicho-
las, all of Holmes Beach; sisters Yoko and Chizuko
Onubu, both of Tokyo; and mother Fuchino of Tokyo.


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Birthday party spotlights Island library


The 20th anniversary party of the Island Branch
Library will highlight the December program for the
popular and widely used institution at 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
There will be music and a program for children
and, of course, a birthday cake on the program from 2-
5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8. Tom Thompson's wood carv-
ings will be featured, and the mixed-media show by
Woody Candish & Friends is included in the Decem-
ber exhibits.
Two days later, at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, Friends
of the Island Library will present humor and wisdom
in a Focus on Florida rendition of Woody Allen in
"Sex, Death and a Very Funny Man." This will be by
the Asolo Playreaders.
The rest of the December schedule for the library:
Monday Dec. 9-16, Internet class for beginners,
8:30-10 a.m., with advance registration required at 778-
6341.
Tuesday Dec. 10, 17, 31, veterans service officer
will be available for interviews by appointment through
749-3030, 1-4 p.m.
Wednesday Dec. 4, 11, 18, Family Storytime, 7
p.m.
Thursday and Friday, Dec. 5 and 6, AARP 55
Alive senior driving brush-up, registration required
through 776-1158, noon-4 p.m.
Thursday Dec. 12, Friends Book Club, 10:15 a.m.
Friday Dec. 20, Manatee County Neighborly Se-
nior Services, 12:30 p.m.
Saturday Dec. 14, origami class, 10:30 a.m.
The library opens at 10 a.m. daily except Sunday
and closes at 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, 6 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday, 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Further details may be obtained at 778-6341.


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'Strings!' book signing

Sunday at library
Eleanor Boylan of Holmes Beach will sign her
just-published novel for young readers, "Strings!" at
the Island Branch Library Sunday during the library's
20th birthday party.
Boylan explains that she was a professional pup-
peteer for 40 years in Massachusetts "where I raised my
family" and in Florida where she and her husband re-
tired in 1985.
In "Strings!" she combines puppetry with mystery
in an account of an impoverished family of traveling
puppeteers trying to make a living in the bleak Depres-
sion year of 1934. A trunkful of old marionettes pro-
vides the mystery.
It is targeted for ages 10-14, she said, "but many
aspects of it will appeal to adult readers who all too
well remember the Depression years." Its 110 pages are
"about right for young readers."
Her short stories have appeared in Alfred
Hitchcock magazine, and she has a successful series of
suspense novels to her credit.
Henry Holt Co. published the Clara Gamadge se-
ries, while thus far she has published "Strings!" herself.
It will be available at the library Sunday at $10 or from
her at 778-3904.


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'If I Were' printer can't keep up with demand


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
"If I Were" started as a tribute to a first great-
grandchild, and it has ended up giving a printer fits.
He misjudged its prospects, though its author was
- justifiably, as it turned out optimistic. She or-
dered 3,000 copies printed, the printer had time to put
out only 400. Now he's far behind, and she's chortling
triumphantly, if a bit impatiently.
She is Marguerite Louks Dye, longtime Anna
Maria Island visitor, Bradenton "snowbird" and life-
time poet. Her charming and charmingly illustrated
book is in print and available for Christmas giving.
It's not her first book. That one, "A Chuckle or a
Loud Guffaw, or What Happened When I Wasn't
Looking?" takes a good-natured look at fellow senior
citizens and is in its fifth printing.
Her new one started as a few chuckles for her first
great-grandchild, Nathan Alexander Dye. One chuckle
led to another until Nathan went into third grade this
year and Great-Grandma ended up with a bookful of
four-liners that delight pre-schoolers to old scholars.
She and her husband of 62 years, the late Willard
Dye, were dedicated travelers, and she wrote her "If I
Were" semi-whimsies about animals she had ridden or
otherwise encountered in her travels. She even includes
a pheasant in South Dakota where she was reared.
There are many, from the Egyptian camel that
opens the book to the Greek donkey to Australian ko-
ala through the dolphin "in the glorious Gulf of
Mexico." There's a world map where children can put
animals in their proper countries.
Maurie Harrington, a friend near Dye's summer
home in Vermont, offered to illustrate the poems. The
offer was fortunately irresistible for these are delight-
ful watercolors. So taken with them was Dye that when
publishers said they would accept the book only if she
allow them to use their staff painters, she opted to print
the book herself.
The result makes it worth the effort and expense,
and even the frustration. The 3,000 she ordered were
too much strain for the printer in Rutland, Vt., and he


Marguerite Louks Dye at a book signing for her new
publication, "If I Were."

delivered only 400. She went through them quickly, got
280 more and sold them and now awaits his promised
560 more, and more later. Admittedly, it is an excellent
printing job.
The big bookstores have a cumbersome process for
ordering through corporate headquarters, she said, but
the books now are available for $12.95 at the Main
Book Store, 1962 Main St., Sarasota; the Beach House
Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach; the
Sandbar, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria; the Longboat
Key Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat Drive; the
Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island, 5414 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach, where she is a longtime mem-
ber; and from the author herself at 794-6215.
She is astounded at the warm reception for "If I
Were," she said, and delighted at the fun the whole
process brought her: "I didn't think I was supposed to
be having this much fun in my dotage."


Illustrations in "Ifl Were, created by Maurie
Harrington.


Once upon a time ...
Lia Potter, 3, of Anna Maria, and Eliza Scott, 5, of
Holmes Beach, listen intently to storyteller Laura
Beard. Wednesday evenings at the Island Branch
Library is family story time, when kids arrive in
their "jammies" and settle in for a good bedtime
story. For information, call the library at 778-6341.
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Galati dredge work could start next week


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Dredging of the basin at Galati Marine and Yacht
Sales on South Bay Boulevard in Anna Maria could
begin as early as Dec. 9 if the required city permits are
approved this week.
According to Carmine Galati, all necessary state


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Lift coming down
"OK, says Bill Carlbert, owner of Island Starter and
Alternator on Avenue B in Holmes Beach, "I'm doing
what the city asked even if they reneged on their part of
the deal." Sean Hanley and Dave Kotona are shown
here assisting Carlbert, who was ordered to remove the
lift at his business. The city agreed at first anyway -
he could still work on vehicles outdoors, but Carlbert
says the city now maintains that he may not perform
any work on vehicles outside the shop. Islander Photo:
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pated three-month project.
During the dredging phase of the project, trucks
will move the dredged material to the Villa Rosa sub-
division on South Bay Boulevard, and will only trans-
port material every third day, Galati said at a recent city
commission meeting.
The dredging is just one part of the project that also
includes construction of new dock facilities that will
reduce the number of slips from about 110 to 65. When
completed, the new docks and deeper basin will allow
larger, deep-draft boats to dock at the facility..
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection
granted Galati Marine an "exemption" from the need for
a permit to perform maintenance dredging at the site, said


DEP representative Mark Petersen in Tampa.
The exemption order allows the marina to dredge
the same areas previously dredged five years ago.
Approval of construction at the site, along with
permission to dredge previously untouched seabottom
owned by the state, was a separate issue, said Petersen.
No objections to the new construction were filed
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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.
Many slip renters were given notice in September
to move their boats within 30 days as the marina origi-
nally anticipated an Oct. 15 start date for the project.


Tidemark nears needed pre-sales


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Pre-sales of units at the planned Tidemark hotel and
condominium project in Holmes Beach are nearing the
required bank minimum for construction financing, said
Tidemark sales director Brenda Boyd May.
With 40 units proposed at the Tidemark, bankers
want at least 15 pre-sold before construction can begin,
she said, and advance sales are near that mark.
"Right now, we've got 11 pre-sold and we're wait-
ing to hear on the 12th. We're right on our projections,"
she added. "We've had a lot of people looking and in-
terest is picking up," May said, particularly with the
advent of the winter season.
"We'll get more active as the season progresses.
Right now, we're hopeful of a January or February start
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THE ISLANDER M DEC. 4, 2002 0 PAGE 15-A


Bradenton Beach CME


hears pitch for path surface


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Members of the Bradenton Beach Scenic Highway
Committee Corridor Management Entity learned at a
meeting of the possibilities of a new type of surface for
its planned multi-use paths along both sides of Gulf
Drive through Coquina Beach and Leffis Key.
The new surface -Flex Path is a mixture of re-
cycled rubber and other compounds and eliminates a lot
of maintenance that concrete and asphalt surfaces require,
said Kevin Bagnall of manufacturer KBI in Dunedin.
Flex Path is impact-absorbing and a lot easier on
the knees and feet, is porous to allow drainage, and can
be used by bicyclists, roller bladers and runners, said
Bagnall.
Unfortunately, it also costs a lot more to install.than
concrete with a recent project costing $5 per square
foot to install, he said. And that price doesn't include
site preparation and the base for the path.
With an estimated two miles of an 8-foot-wide
multi-use path planned along both sides of Gulf Drive
and under the Longboat Key Bridge, that's an approxi-
mate cost of $420,000 just for the surface.
Judy Giovanelli wanted to know the annual main-


Furniture painting and papermaking by hand will
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Nancy McClure Law will demonstrate her in-
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Lee Mears will show how to create handmade pa-
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pared with Flex Path, but Bagnall did not have those
figures available.
He said a test project is currently being conducted
by the Pinellas County Public Works Department on
Shore Line Drive and has been operational for two
years.
Giovanelli suggested CME members contact
Pinellas County officials to visit the site.
But Bagnall said not to let the cost get in the way
of a good path surface. State and federal grants are
available for projects that utilize recycled materials, he
said.
Giovanelli said Bagnall should make a presentation
to the city commission, including costs, once the site
plan for the multi-use path has been completed by the
designers.
In other CME matters, Bradenton Beach Public
Works Director Dottie Poindexter said a formal agree-
ment has been reached with the Bridgeport Condo-
minium Association on a new city welcome sign on the
Gulf side of the Cortez Road-Gulf Drive intersection.
The agreement will go before the city commission for
approval at its next meeting.


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Mears is a wide-ranging artist whose handmade
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Her works are in private collections in Great Britain
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restaurant Nov. 27, asking what happened to his
final paycheck. Carnell said the owner, Graham
Gardener, owes him and his family about $550 in
back wages. He said the restaurant was abruptly
closed Nov. 13 when Manatee County Sheriff's
Office deputies arrived before noon with a court
order closing the establishment. Carnell claimed
Gardener took in more than $4,000 in cash from a
dinner party three days earlier, but refused to pay
the staff. The closure apparently involves a dispute
between Gardener and the landlord, BridgeWalk.
The restaurant had been open since early June.
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PAGE 16-A 0 DEC. 4, 2002 E THE ISLANDER

Permits for Haverkos

Court basin drainage

project on horizon
By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore anticipates
the long-awaited permits to begin the Haverkos Court
basin drainage project will be issued by the Southwest
Florida Water Management District in the near future.
In March 2001, the city commission unanimously
approved a cooperative funding agreement between the
city and Swiftmud to provide stormwater management
improvements west of Gulf Drive on 49th and 52nd
streets.
Last week the city filed an amendment with
Swiftmud to extend the contract date from Dec. 31,
2002, to end instead on June 30, 2003.
According to Joe Duennes, superintendent of pub-
lic works, Haverkos is traditionally one of the worst
flood-prone areas and the city chose to earmark this as
the first in a series of stormwater improvement projects
because it is on the Island's evacuation route.
An improvement plan was designed by the city's
engineering firm, Zollar, Najar and Shroyer, based on
the calculations and recommendations of Swiftmud's
1996 stormwater investigation report.
According to Whitmore, ZNS was required by
Swiftmud to provide its own independent survey defin-
ing the mean high-water line. Whitmore said ZNS has
completed its final survey and submitted its report for
the permitting process to be finalized.
Proposed improvements include installing two 15-
by-24 inch reinforced-concrete pipes on each side of
the road and inverting the road crown for a length of
750 feet on 49th Street and 1,100 feet on 52nd Street.
According to Duennes, the improvements won't
eliminate flooding, but will decrease the amount of
standing flood water.
The total cost of the project is estimated to be
$175,000. Swiftmud will reimburse the city up to 50
percent of the cost, or $87,500, and Holmes Beach will
be required to pay the balance.


Belle Haven meeting
Representatives of the Anna Maria Island
Historical Society will hold a public meeting at
11:30 a.m. Dec. 5 with Anna Maria Mayor
SueLynn at city hall to discuss the future of Belle
Haven Cottage.
Geof Thurwall, a Florida Division of Histori-
cal Resources field representative, will be at the
meeting to discuss procedures for another funding
application to restore the cottage.
The grant application submitted earlier this year
was turned down by the division, but Thurwall and
others in the division believe Belle Haven has a good
chance of obtaining a grant next year.


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Don't meet by accident
This wheel-crushing fender-bender occurred at the Manatee Avenue-Bay Drive intersection in Holmes Beach
moments before the 5 p.m. "rush hour." The vehicle drivers, both from Holmes Beach, were Carol Bryant in
the 2002 Lincoln and William Langston of Anna Maria Glass & Screen, and neither apparently suffered
serious injury. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy


New GSR offer to resolve bottomlands issue


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Developers of the Villa Rosa subdivision in Anna
Maria have made yet another proposal to the Lardas
family to resolve the issue of who owns the canal bot-
tomlands at the South Bay Boulevard property.
In early November, Steve Noriega of GSR Devel-
opment LLC said the company had made an offer to
settle the dispute with the sellers, members of the
Lardas family, but one of the hangups was the Lardases
wanted GSR to again pay their legal bill in this new
closing and sign a release form.
Noriega at that time said he wouldn't pay "another
dollar" in Lardas family legal fees after already paying
more than $13,000 for them at the closing in June.
After that closing, the Lardas family claimed it still
owns the bottomlands surrounding the property and
GSR said it bought those lands when it paid $3.1 mil-
lion, leaving property owners along the affected canals
caught in the middle.
S GSR filed a lawsuit against the Lardases over own-
ership of the bottomlands, but in the past two months,
Noriega and partner Robert Byrne have been seeking
an out-of-court settlement.
Time may heal all wounds and it's also money to
GSR.
Noriega said he and Byme have now offered to pay
up to $5,000 in legal fees for the Lardas family and
drop the lawsuit if they will deed over the canal bot-


Beach "boys" jam at Coquina
The Longboat Sound performed at the Boys & Girls Club Beach Jam on Sunday, Dec. 1. The party was held at
the south end of Coquina Beach and proceeds went to the Manatee County Chapter of the Boys & Girls Club.
Islander Photo: J.L. Robertson- ....


tomlands lands Noriega believes GSR already owns
- from the center of the canal to the GSR property and
the remainder to the adjacent land owners.
"But we won't sign any release" requested by the
Lardas family, Noriega said. The release is a liability/
legal issue that GSR lawyers have advised against sign-
ing, he said.
"We've riot heard back from the Lardases on the
new offer," Noriega said last week.


Holmes Beach comp

plan under review
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach planning commission at its
Nov. 21 meeting discussed a number of its recom-
mended changes to the city's comprehensive plan and
land-development code with Gerald Smelt of the
Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council.
The commission is implementing changes to allow
mixed land use and planned-unit development in the
city, said commission chairperson Sue Normand.
Smelt discussed a variety of changes to what the
commission had already written, including language to
encourage commercial property owners to redevelop
their properties as mixed use to provide for the "afford-
able" housing needs in the city.
In other words, said Normand, there's a growing
need for affordable housing in the city.
Smelt and the committee also discussed gross and
net density per acre.
As an example, Normand wondered if it was fair
for a property owner with two acres of property, includ-
ing one-half acre of submerged lands, to be able to
build to the same density as a property owner with two
acres of uplands.
Smelt said that to be fair, the city should use some-
thing like six units per acre density for each gross acre
and 10 units per net acre.
Normand wondered if even this was fair.
Following a lengthy discussion of gross acreage ver-
sus net, Smelt conceded that it may or may not be fair, "but
it's definitely complicated" to understand the difference.
If the city has one density for gross acreage and an-
other for net acreage, the city could use whichever figure
is greater, Smelt suggested.
"This protects the city from a concentrated density if
someone owns submerged lands," said Normand.
Smelt conceded, however, that having a separate
density figure for gross and net acreage might not be
legal.
The consensus among commission members was to
proceed with the net and gross concept of residential den-
sity in a commercial zone and establish those numbers
under the density section of the comprehensive plan.





THE ISLANDER 0 DEC. 4, 2002 0 PAGE 17-A


'Draconian' grouper rule is off, at least for now


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
The proposed ruling to cut the Gulf of Mexico red
grouper catch by 45 per cent is "too Draconian," a
federal rule-maker has decided.
So long-line commercial fishermen, many of them
operating out of Cortez, are "out of the woods" for
now and fishing under the established rules that gov-
ern their livelihood, said Karen Bell of A.P. Bell Fish
Co. in Cortez and a dissenting member of the council
that proposed the ruling.
The drastic reduction was proposed in July by the
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council and sent


Library stops handling
federal tax forms
The Island Branch Library won't be providing
federal tax forms this tax year, but patrons may
make copies of forms and other tax materials at the
library.
The Manatee County Public Library System
said the expanding collections of books and other
materials has crowded out the space used in the
past to stock 1040s and other tax forms.
The library will have a "reproducible forms
book" from which patrons may make copies they
need, and they may print out forms from the
library's Internet terminals.
Copies of the Florida Intangible Tax forms will
continue to be kept on hand at the library.
Details may be obtained at the Island library at
778-6341 or the Central Library at 748-5555 exten-
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to the U.S. Department of Commerce for its secretary's
signature. It would have pushed long-line fishing 80
miles offshore in 300 feet of water, where fishermen
point out there are no red grouper. Fishing now is al-
lowed within 50 miles of shore in 120 feet of water.
The ruling never got to the secretary, forestalled by
the department's National Marine Fisheries Adminis-
tration. The ruling was based on fishery figures from
1996, Marine Fisheries said, and a 1999-2000 study
was excluded.
At the autumn meeting of the Fisheries Manage-
ment Council in Key Largo, the council got the word
from Rebecca Lynn of the Commerce Department's


Members of Anna Maria's environmental educa-
tion and enhancement committee said at their Nov. 20
meeting they want to know more about water quality
in the city's canals. The committee will try to sched-
ule a meeting with a Southwest Florida Water Manage-
ment District water quality specialist in January to hear
about canal water in Anna Maria.
EEEC member Karen DiCostanza, who researched
water quality for the committee and contacted
Swiftmud, said she would schedule scientist Bree
Willett to meet with the EEEC on either Jan. 8 or Jan.
22.
The EEEC also discussed having a work day for
committee members and volunteers to pull weeds and
improve the gardens and shrubbery surrounding city
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The red grouper fishery's condition apparently is
much better than the council indicated from its early
figures, she said, and the proposed restrictions were
"too Draconian," too harsh and severe.
Scientists have not completed their assessment of
the later data, Bell said, and any decision by the coun-
cil on how or whether to proceed awaits the scientists'
opinion on the state of the fishery.
So grouper fishermen are fishing as usual, and law-
yers are holding off any suits that surely would have
been filed against the ruling as originally proposed, had
it been put into effect.


Committee members also decided to have a booth
at the Winterfest art and craft festival in Holmes Beach
Dec. 14-15 to provide informational pamphlets and
brochures and sell native Florida plants.
There was also discussion of the city's holiday
banners that will be put up after Thanksgiving. Banners
will be up along Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue.
EEEC chairperson Tim Eisler has also written a
letter to the city commission explaining the
committee's recent approval of a modular newsrack
program and accompanying ordinance. The commis-
sion recently tabled the issue pending further informa-
tion.
Eisler explained that no contract is required for the
Bradenton Herald to establish the program and asked
the commission to take the motion off the table.


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PAGE 18-A 0 DEC. 4, 2002 E THE ISLANDER


Privateers seek vendors to bolster education


Their scholarship winners squeezed by rising costs,
the Anna Maria Island Privateers will beef up its schol-
arship offerings spectacularly with a new endeavor.
It is an arts and crafts gala in January and the Pri-
vateers are looking for vendors to make it a truly big
show to match the size of their goal.
It is called "Island of Paradise Festival," and with
its input they plan to double the size of most of their
scholarships. It will be from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday,
Jan. 11, and 10-5 Sunday, Jan. 12, on the field next to
the Holmes Beach City Hall in the 5800 block of Ma-


rina Drive.
Spaces for vendors are in 10-by-10-foot incre-
ments, $100 due with the application. Those appli-
cation forms may be obtained from Privateers Eliza-
beth Christie at 778-8519, Greg Davidson at 747-
4953 or Ron Baker at 761-3565. Deadline for appli-
cations is Dec. 28. The forms are also available at
The Islander newspaper office, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
Musical entertainment will be "almost continuous"
for the two-day event, with musicians and bands sign-


Pursuit of city property not worth effort


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn said it was her de-
cision not to pursue return of the mailing list of the
city's newsletter, "The Record," from former
"Record" advisory board member Mike Miller.
"The Record" was published by an advisory
board of citizen volunteers from December 2000
until April 2002, when the board disbanded follow-
ing a meeting with the mayor and City Attorney Jim
Dye regarding Florida's Sunshine Law.
Following that meeting, the mayor asked Miller
for the mailing list for the city to mail questionnaires
to the addressees asking whether or not they wanted
to continue receivng."The Record," including the
official minutes of city commission meetings and
other information as prepared by the volunteer staff
of the publication.
But Miller balked and asked for a meeting with
the mayor on the issue.
....SueLynn declined and said she "asked for it [the
ist] on eeand it seemed like it was going to be a big
issue," so she dropped the idea. She then directed
city staff to use the Manatee County property tax
records to colnpile a mailing list and send out the
questionnaires.
'"I just did not want to make a mountain out of a
mole hill," the mayor said. "I feel I didn't have to
justify the request or ask a second time for some-
thing that I assumed was city property.
"If I had chosen to pursue the matter, I would
have asked Jim Dye for an opinion on whether or not
the mailing list is city property and was this a vio-
lation of some law," she said.
"But it was my choice not to continue the issue,"
the mayor said.
Efforts to reach Miller for comment were unsuc-
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The squabble between SueLynn and "The
Record" advisory board began this past April when
the mayor and Dye met with board members to dis-
cuss the Florida Sunshine Law and how the board
should operate under the law.
Rather than deal with the Sunshine Law, the
members declined to participate further with publi-
cation of "The Record," the mayor said at that time.
Members of "The Record" advisory board were
former City Commissioner Bob Barlow as commis-
sion liaison, Bunny Garst, Diane Caniff, Georgia
Van Cleave, Joan Voyles, Bill Worthanid Miller.
After the board disbanded, the cii\ commission
decided to determine how man\ people wanted to
continue to receive "The Record" and that's when
SueLynn asked Miller fo the mailing list.
According to a city staff member, 166 people
have responded to the city's(quesiionnaire about
"The Record" stating they want to continue recent -
ing the publication. .
Of those, 60 want "The Record" sent via e-mail
while the remainder want it either by fax or regular
mail.


Bird rescue training class
to be Saturday
A free class in rescuing wild birds will be at 10:30
a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Pelican Man's Bird Sanc-
tuary on City Island, off the south ramp of the New Pass
Bridge to Longboat Key.
Pelican Man Dale Shields also said he needs volun-
teers in many parts of the bird hospital operation includ-
ing the gift shop, guided tours and for speaking engage-
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ing on the schedule quickly, Christie said.
She said the Privateers now award scholarships
each year at $2,500 for the Whitey Horton scholarship
and $500 each for four or five other grants. They plan
to double the latter to $1,000 and increase the big award
to $3,500 or $4,000.
The Privateers also announced that The Islander
will be its sponsor for the event in gratitude for a do-
nation from the newspaper for the organization's assis-
tance and participation in the newspaper's 10-year an-
niversary celebration.



Holmes Beach finishes

visioning workshops
The City of Holmes Beach will host the last of
three visioning workshops from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 4.
Visioning workshops are an opportunity for
residents to share what they feel the future of their
communities should be. Each workshop builds
upon the information gathered at the previous ses-
sions.
The workshop will be held in the city commis-
sion chambers at city hall, 5801 Marina Drive.
Participants will review the information gath-
ered at the second session and draft a final vision
statement, listing community values and objectives
and strategies to meet its vision.
Results from the first two sessions can be re-
viewed on the Internet at www.tbrpc.org/HBVision.
The city has contracted with the Tampa Bay
Regional Planning Council to conduct the visioning
workshops and a final presentation will be made to
the city commission at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10.
For more information, call City Clerk Brooke
Bennett at 708-5800.


'Windowglass' on bill
The Off Stage Ladies auxiliary of the Island Play-
ers will see "The Ballad of King Windowglass" at its
luncheon Wednesday, Dec. 11.
The luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. the Bradenton
Yacht Club, 4307 Snead Island Road, Palmetto. Perform-
ing "Windowglass" will be Preston Boyd's eighth-grade
class at St. Stephen's Episcopal School in Bradenton.
Reservations may be made with and information
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THE ISLANDER 0 DEC. 4, 2002 0 PAGE 19-A


Island school's accountability report open to review


Copies of Anna Maria Elementary School's account-
ability report are currently available to the public.
According to Principal Tim Kolbe, each year the state
requires schools to have the report available to parents and
the general public.
The report provides data on eight topics, which in-
clude:
Readiness to start school.
Graduation rates.
Student performance.
Learning environment.
School safety.
Teachers and staff.



Anna Maria

Elementary School

Menu
Monday, Dec. 9
Breakfast: Dannon Danimals Yogurt, Fruit,
Cereal
Lunch: Hamburger or Peanut Butter and Jelly
Sandwich, Potato Smiles, Veggie Dippers, Fruit
Tuesday, Dec. 10
Breakfast: Sausage and Biscuit, Fruit, Cereal
Lunch: Grilled Cheese or Salad Shaker, Gold-
fish Tomato Soup, Fruit
Wednesday, Dec. 11
Breakfast: Dannon Danimals Yogurt, Fruit,
Cereal
Lunch: Sliced Turkey with Gravy, Mashed
Potatoes, Green Beans, Dinner Roll, Cranberry
Sauce, Holiday Dessert
Thursday, Dec. 12
Breakfast: Super Donut, Fruit, Cereal
Lunch: Fish Sticks with Roll or Stuffed Shells,
Seasoned Mixed Veggies, Fruit
Friday, Dec. 13
Breakfast: French Toast Sticks with Syrup,
Fruit, Cereal
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza or Ham and Cheese
Sandwich, Corn on the Cobb, Fruit
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Adult literacy.
Parental involvement.
Kolbe highlighted the report for members of the
School Advisory Committee at a recent meeting.
According to the report, compared to the district
and the state, students entering AME at the kinder-
garten level are more prepared to learn. Kolbe ex-
plained that "readiness to start" simply means chil-
dren have been read to by their parents, for example.
The report also shows AME students performing
above district and state averages on the Florida Com-
prehensive Assessment Tests.
One cause of concern, Kolbe said, is the large num-


ber of student absences. According to the report, 25 per-
cent of students are absent between 11 to 20 days during
the school year.District and state averages are 19 percent.
Kolbe said he believes the high rate of absence is
due to family vacations.
Also of interest, the report shows that the district
received $3,015,225.73 in educational enhancement
trust funds, or lottery dollars last year. Of that, AME's
share was $27,729.91.
Lottery dollars are allocated to support guidance,
media and school improvement activities.
Copies of the 2001-02 report are available at the
school office, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.


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Local musician "Koko" Ray Hansen had Anna Maria Elementary School second-graders in Deborah Tho-
mas' class banging drums and shaking tambourines to different types of music, such as rock 'n' roll and
Reggae. Hansen also demonstrated how music can evoke emotions by sounding "happy" or "sad." Islander
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Bloodmobile at Center
A bloodmobile will be at the Anna Maria Island
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9, taking donations to replenish Manatee County's de-
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Finding water
IMS student Tylor Lengyel built a sculpture out of marbles and wooden camels he found at home.
He calls this work of art "Camels Find Water." Islander Photos: Diana Bogan


Frosty duo
Katie Dittmeier and Lindsey Bressi teamed up to create this
sculpture called "Frosty Beach." The sculpture features a
miniature snowman lounging at the beach.


Pumpkin head
In the spirit of Halloween, IMS student Ryan Simnms
sculpted a character he calls "Dawnie the Pumpkin
Head Man."


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Justin
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World"
sculpture
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cigar cases
and pipe
cleaners.


Super George
Frank Koons constructed his sculpture, "Super George, using a broken music stand
for the body. The sculpture was an assignment for art class at the Island Middle
School. Students were asked to build sculptures using found objects to tie in with their
study of Picasso.


Sculpted memories
"Tower of Memories," created by IMS student Caitlin Lipke, memorializes
the events of 9/11, utilizing news clippings that reflect the American spirit.


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THE ISLANDER M DEC. 4, 2002 M PAGE 23-A


sIsland Biz


It's time for fine wine
Owner/chef Harry Christensen, left, and son Hal
Christensen of Harry's Continental Kitchens in
Lon boat Key recently passed their first level
certification to obtain a Master Sommelier designa-
tion. Islander Photo: Courtesy Harry's Continental
Kitchens

Masters of the wine
Harry and Hal Christensen, the father and son duo
of Harry's Continental Kitchens on Longboat Key, re-
cently completed their first level in obtaining a Master
Sommelier certification in knowledge of wines..
Following a two-day seminar in Orlando, the pair
completed an exam on wine production methods, ser-
vice, wine-tasting skills and the harmony of food and
wine.
The classes were demanding and educational, said
Hal, but there's nothing like a glass of red wine at 7:30
a.m. during wine-tasting class to get you ready for the
day.
The classes'are conducted by the Court of Master
Sommeliers formed in the United Kingdom in 1969 to
establish standards of beverage knowledge and service
in hotels and restaurants.


Father and son will use their new knowledge to add
to their already successful wine list at the restaurant,
which has earned Harry's a Wine Spectator Award of
Excellence for the past six years.
Harry's Continental Kitchens is located at 525 St.
Judes Drive in the 5600 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive
onLongboat Key and is open daily for lunch and din-
ner. For further information, call 383-0777.
You Dirty Dog
Steve Udell has brought his 20 years experience in
the dog grooming business to north Longboat Key with
the recent opening of his shop, You Dirty Dog, in the
Whitney Beach Plaza at 6828 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
.The store offers full-service pet grooming, said
Steve, from washing and bathing to nail trimming and
hair styling.
But You Dirty Dog is more than just another pet


grooming store, says Steve, who owned a pet groom-
ing business in Sarasota for a number of years before
opening the Longboat Key location.
"We're all about having fun and being friendly
and taking care of.people's loved animals. We want
owners and pets to be in a relaxed environment.
"I'm really just the poor-prietor [pun intended] of
this establishment. Some people do state-of-the-art
grooming, we do state-of-the 'arf' grooming," he said
with a laugh and another intended pun.
Store hours vary until the winter season is in
progress, Steve said. For more information on You
Dirty Dog, call 387-DOGS (3647).

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Cortez or Longboat Key? Call Island Biz at 778-7978,
fax your news to 778-9392, or e-mail us at
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Island Weeblos work on citizenship badge

Weeblo Pac 7 Cub Scouts are busy working on
completing their citizen activity badge.
To learn more about the inner workings of commu- '
nity government, den leader John Secor arranged for qz j
his Weeblo Cubs to visit Holmes Beach City Hall and
tour the facilities with Mayor Carol Whitmore. 4
Whitmore explained the duties of her staff mem-. ----
bers and also introduced them to local police officers. ., :
Holmes Beach Police Sgt. Nancy Rodgers gave the .
Cubs a tour of the police department, which included











Weeblo Pac 7
Chris Perez, Kevin Callahan, Garrett Secor, Chris Callahan and Darren Phillips, members of Weeblo Pac 7,
visited Holmes Beach city offices to learn more about local government. The Cubs are in the process of
earning a citizen activity badge. Islander Photos: Diana Bogan
the dispatch room and evidence locker.
Officer Vern McGowin explained how various
police vehicles are used, including the boat, all-terrain I
vehicle and electric car.
In addition to meeting with a community leader to
learn about their job, several other skills must be
learned to receive the badge.
Weeblos must learn the history of the American
flag and demonstrate how to hoist and lower it, hang it
on a wall and fold it; explain the meaning of the Pledge
of Allegiance; describe how the National Anthem was
Safety vehicles written, and explain the rights and duties of citizens,
Holmes Beach Police Officer Vern McGowin and including how citizens can save our natural resources.
Mayor Carol Whitmore gave members of Weeblo Earning the citizen activity badge is also one of the Top office
Pac 7 a tour of the police department, which in- steps that need to be achieved in order to earn the Ar- Weeblo Cubs visited Holmes Beach Mayor Carol
cluded a close inspection of the city's police ve- row of Light Award, which is Cub Scouting's highest Whitmore's office at city hall and got the inside story
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Author honors veterans by preserving history


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Robert Parker Fondes is the last man standing in a
family of military veterans dating back to the Revolu-
tionary War era.
Even though his immediate family members have
passed away, and without any children of his own,
Fondes has created a permanent family legacy that
honors not only his family's history but also our
country's military history.
Fondes was born on a farm in Parsonsburg, Md.,
and grew up in West Philadelphia during the Great
Depression.
His father, James, served in the 314th Infantry and
went overseas as part of the Allied Expeditionary Force
in World War I.
Fondes himself served 18 months in the U.S. Army
Air Corps just after World War II as an air traffic con-
troller, and is currently a member of the American
Legion Post No. 24 in Bradenton.
In 1989, Fondes inherited his uncle's farm and
found it overflowing with history.
"I come from a family of pack rats," Fondes said.
"The farmhouse was full of family heirlooms dating
back to 1790."
Among his discoveries were military memorabilia
such as letters written by his cousin while serving in
World War II.
Fondes believes family heirlooms should be dis-
played in our homes and not tucked away and stored in
a box. Fondes has gone a step further with his
family's artifacts and donated items for display to more
than 40 museums across the country, including
Florida's Military Heritage Exhibit in Punta Gorda and
the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.
"I wanted to remember my family," Fondes said,
"but at the same time donating these items contributes
to the knowledge of our country's history."
Fondes has chronicled his journey researching his


own family's military history and his work donating
artifacts to museums in his first book, "From the Attic
to Military Museums: how to honor your family by
donating and preserving military history."
The book also describes the process for donating your
own family's artifacts to museums and offers a reference
list of museums interested in military memorabilia.
Fondes splits his time between his home state,
Florida, and his native state, Maryland. While home in
Bradenton, Fondes is an active member in the
Gulfcoast Writers Group that meets monthly at the Is-
land Branch Library in Holmes Beach.
.He had a book signing at Circle Books in St.
Armand's Circle and plans another at the Tingley
Memorial Library from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 10


Fond of history
Robert Fondes' book
"From the Attic to
Military Museums"
is available at the
Tingley Memorial
Library in
-- Bradenton Beach or
through the Manatee
County public
,.-4'" .. library system. The
local author and
military veteran
explains how to
.... honor your family by
Donating and
preserving its
military history in
his first book.
Islander Photo:
Diana Bogan


and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 21.
Fondes will be donating a portion of the proceeds
from books sold at the Island book signing to the
Tingley Library.
His book can be ordered at local bookstores, on the
Internet at amazon.com and www. Istbooks.com, or
directly from Fondes at 888-280-7715.
The book is also available to read through the
Manatee County public library system and at the
Tingley Memorial Library.
Fondes said he is available to speak to organiza-
tions or schools. He spends much of his time in Florida
writing and is currently working on his second book,
"From the Attic to the Smithsonian," which will cover
his experience donating non-military heirlooms.


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Wednesday, Dec. 4
7:15 to 8 a.m. Pier regulars buffet breakfast
meeting at the Anna Maria City Pier. Information:
778-7062.
Noon Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island
Christmas Cheer Charity Luncheon at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-3898.
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.
6 to 8 p.m. Anna Maria Elementary School
book fair family night at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 708-5525.

Thursday, Dec. 5
Noon to 4 p.m. Floorcloth workshop with
Elena De La Ville at the Anna Maria Art League,
5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information:
778-2099. Fee applies.
7p.m. Gulfcoast Sandpiper Barbershop Cho-
rus at George Episcopal Church, 912 63rd Ave. W.,
Bradenton. Information: 778-4590.

Friday, Dec. 6
9 to 10 a.m. "Classical Conditioning" with Mo
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"Digital Fine Artists Association" exhibit at the Anna
Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd.,
Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099.
5:30 p.m. to midnight St. Armands Circle
Holiday Night tree lighting and Santa Claus at St.
Armands Circle, Sarasota.
6 to 10 p.m. First weekend art fest at Village
of the Arts, 11th Avenue W., downtown Bradenton.
Information: 741-8056.
6 to 10 p.m. Celebration of Christian Unity
Ball at the Bradenton Tropical Palms, 2310 14th St.
W., Bradenton. Information: 778-0414. Fee applies.

Saturday, Dec. 7
9 a.m. Anna Maria Island Privateers holiday
parade starting at Bayfront Park, Anna Maria, to Co-
quina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Visit Santa for chil-
dren at Coquina, with free hot dogs and soda for
kids.
10 a.m. to noon Furniture painting and hand-
made paper demonstrations by Nancy McClure Law
and Lee Mears at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6648.
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Canine Christmas Festival
at G.T. Bray Park, 51st Street West, Bradenton. In-
formation: 755-3507.
10:30 a.m. Wild bird rescue training class at
the Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary, 1708 Ken Thomp-
son Parkway, Sarasota. Information: 388-4444.
1 to 3 p.m. Artist reception for Liz Epstein at
the Joan Peters Gallery, 1210 11th Ave. W.,
Bradenton. Information: 741-8056.
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rade along Bimini Bay. Information: 778-2200.
6 p.m. "Lighting of the Fleet" at the Seafood
Shack, 4110 127th St., Cortez. Information: 350-
8113.

Sunday, Dec. 8
8 to 11:30 a.m. Pancake breakfast and bake
sale at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-4769. Fee
applies.
2 p.m. Holiday butterfly decor presentation
with the North American Butterfly Association at Re-
deemer Lutheran Church, 6311 Third Ave. W.,
Bradenton. Information: 792-4652.
2 to 5 p.m. Puppeteer Eleanor Boylan at the
Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 778-6341.
3 p.m. Pianist Janice Weber at Neel Audito-
rium, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 752-
5252. Fee applies.

Monday, Dec. 9
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bloodmobile at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Butterfly gardening basics
with Connie Hodson at Flutterby Gardens, 30902
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Tuesday, Dec. 10
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Longboat Key Chamber of
Commerce "Business After Hours" at the Chart
House, 201 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. In-
formation: 387-9519. Fee applies.

Wednesday, Dec. 11
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.

Ongoing:
8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Anna Maria Elementary
School book fair at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach,
through Dec. 6. Information: 708-5525.
"Natural Florida: Paintings from the George
Percy and Debbie Geiger Collection" at the South
Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton,
through January. Information: 746-4131.
Jack Dowd and friends at Kaos Gallery South,
1122 12th St. W., Bradenton's Village of the Arts Dis-
trict, through Dec. 15. Information: 747-0823.
"My Women" by Liz Epstein at the Joan Peters
Gallery, Village of the Arts, 1210 11th Ave. W.,
Bradenton, through Dec. 28. Information: 741-8056.
Digital Fine Artists Association exhibit at the
Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd.,
Homes Beach, through December. Information: 778-
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Hurricane reprieve; messing with Mother Nature


Southwest Florida dodged another bullet with the
2002 hurricane season. Actually, the whole state got
lucky this year, as no hurricane made landfall on our
shores during the entire six-month season that ended
Saturday, Nov. 30.
By the numbers: there were 12 tropical storms that
formed in 2002, with four of them becoming hurricanes
and two of those severe. An average hurricane year
sees about nine named storms, six of them becoming
hurricanes and two of them severe.
There was a record set this year, though, in that
eight tropical storms or hurricanes formed in the month
of September, the greatest number of named storms for
the month since recordkeeping began in the late 1800s.
The four hurricanes we did have Gustav,
Isidore, Kyle and Lili were the fewest number since
1997.
Hurricane forecasters credit El Nino with keeping
the numbers down. The Pacific Ocean weather pattern
of higher water temperatures tends to diminish the
quantity of Atlantic Ocean storms. Unfortunately, this
appears to be a relatively weak El Nino, and the glo-
bal impacts of the Pacific weather should pretty much
by gone by the start of the 2003 hurricane season, ac-
cording to forecasters.
It's not to say that we were totally unscathed by high
winds, heavy surf and lots of rain. A German visitor
drowned Sunday, Sept. 22, in the rough waters of the Gulf
of Mexico off the Manatee Public Beach. Four-foot surf
spawned by Hurricane Isidore was thought to have con-
tributed to the 61-year-old's death. Isidore, as a tropical
storm, eventually made landfall in Louisiana.
Hurricane Lili was the worst of the storms we had
to deal with last season. At one point it had winds in
excess of 145 mph, but weakened with winds of "only"
100 mph when it too made landfall in Louisiana.
So we made it through another hurricane season,
and relatively low property damages. Now is a good
time to start snacking on those Vienna sausages,
canned corned beef or tuna that you should have
squirreled away as part of your hurricane kit so you can
stock up again next May in preparation of the 2003
season.
Hey, the canned goods are at least a break from all
the turkey or ham you enjoyed for Thanksgiving.
And on a sobering note, remember that weather
watchers are sa) ing we're entering into a period of
more storm activity. More storms, more intense storms,
and more storms making landfall are predicted for the
next 20 years.
It's harder to dodge a bullet if it's been fired from
a machine gun.

James Patterson comes to town
Best-selling mystery novelist James Patterson will
be on Longboat Key discussing his newest book, Four
Blind Mice, on Dec. 11.
Patterson has been cranking out novels since
1976, when his first accomplishment, The Thomas
Berryman Number, won the Edgar Allan Poe Award
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a collector's item. Patterson is also supposed to be an
amusing speaker, so his trip to the key should make for
an entertaining evening.
The event will begin at 8 p.m. at the Longboat Key
Club, 301 Gulf of Mexico Drive, at the south end of the
key. The gatehouse attendant will direct you to the John
Ringling Room at the club. Although the event is open
to the public, if you want him to sign Four Blind Mice,
you'll need to purchase the book at the door or in ad-
vance at Circle Books on St. Armands Circle, the event
host.
I'll see you there, and call 388-2850 for more in-
formation.

Messing with Mother Nature: fire ants
A fire ant bite has been described as a Floridian
rite-of-passage. Actually, I doubt there is such as thing
as "a fire ant bite," since I've seldom gone away from
a nest without a score or so of the little nippers on my
feet and ankles.
Fire ants made their way to this country in the
1930s. They don't have any real natural enemies here,
except the occasional human armed with gasoline, and
the ants have flourished.
Scientists hope they've come up with a natural way
to eradicate the invasive pests, which currently inhabit
something like 310 million acres in the U.S. South, in
the form of Brazilian decapitating flies.
Researchers have found that a phorid fly from the
fire ant's home country is an excellent first line of de-
fense. The female fly lays eggs in the fire ants. The egg
forms into larvae, crawls into the fire ant's head, the
head falls off and is used as a cocoon for the hatching
fly.
Apparently, or so the scientists claim, the flies only
hatch in fire ants. "We can't get them to develop in
anything but fire ants," one researcher said. "These
flies are extremely specific."
Let's hope so. Remember the story of nutrias get-
ting loose in the wilds of Louisiana and tearing up the
wetlands? Or the feral pigs in Florida, and all the dam-
age they cause in upland areas of the state?
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is releasing
flies like crazy in Florida, and they're growing some-
thing like 6,000 flies a day at a research department in
Gainesville for the releases. Apparently the flies only
live for about two hours, just long enough to dive-bomb
fire ants and lay eggs.

Messing with Mother Nature: cattails
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melalucca punk trees or maybe Australian pine
trees. Allwere brought into Florida for some specific
reason and pretty much take over the natural ecosys-
tem where they "invade."
Peppers crowd out mangroves. Melalucca was
first thought to be a solution of draining swamps and
instead strangled native plants. Pines were first used
as windbreaks, then developed a tendency to create
a monosystem: the pine needles don't allow any
other plants to grow under their branches, and the
shallow root systems can exacerbate erosion as they
topple over in high winds.
And cattails? They are replacing sawgrass in the
Everglades, altering water flow and currently cover
something like 100,000 acres of South Florida wet-
lands out of the total of 4-million acres.
Cattail proliferation has been spurred through in-
creased phosphorus levels, a byproduct of sugarcane
fields which eventually flows into the Everglades.
Phosphorous is part of fertilizer. Most native Ever-
glades plants don't need much phosphorous; the exot-
ics like cattails love the stuff and grow like crazy with
it around;
And there is a lot of phosphorous around. At some
parts of the Glades the levels reach something like 300
parts per billion; naturally, its something like 10 parts
per billion.
So the Florida Department of Environmental Pro-
tection suggested lowering the phosphorous levels al-
lowed off sugarcane fields, vegetable farms and even
housing development to 10 ppb.
Big Sugar went nuts. Some say 30 ppb is just fine.
Others say 16 is OK. Environmental groups say even
10 is too high. A state environmental regulatory group
will make a final decision in March, and the matter will
probably end up in court.
Not everyone has been sitting around arguing
about the matter, though. The South Florida Water
Management District has embarked on building the
world's largest artificial wetland in the northern Ever-
glades. The $760-million project is expected to drop
phosphorous levels to the 20-part-per-billion range,
much better than 300 but not enough to meet the state
recommendation of 10.
I loved the comment from Charles Lee with
Audubon of Florida. He said doing anything but match-
ing background levels of phosphorous is "basically
saying you would be happy if the tumor grows a little
more slowly."

Messing with Mother Nature: a solution?
So here's my suggestion: We import nutrias into
the state from Louisiana. They tend to tear up plants,
so we sic them onto the cattails. We then introduce
feral pigs to eat the nutrias. We bring on fire ants to
sting the feral pigs into extinction, then let the Bra-
zilian decapitating flies take out the fire ants.
Right.

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Reds dominate backwater; grouper, snapper offshore


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Redfish continue to dominate the backwater action
this week, with reports of upwards of 20 fish per trip
being caught. Catch-and-release trout are also a good
bet in the bays, although snook fishing is still slow.
Offshore fishing for grouper, mackerel, snapper
and barracuda continues to be a good deal, with a few
reports of amberjack being brought back to the dock.
And sheepshead are starting to appear everywhere
there are pilings or a dock.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business out of
Catchers Marina in Holmes Beach said he's reeling
in sheepshead and redfish, plus a few snook.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach out of Catchers said last week's high-
lights included a few legal-size cobia, sheepshead and
some mackerel.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide from Catch-
ers said he's getting into a lot of grouper and amber-
jack, plus yellowtail and mangrove snapper.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said that
although kingfish are all but gone, good reports con-
tinue for mackerel, barracuda and bonita. Sheepshead
are startifig to show up everywhere, he said and, al-
though snook fishing is slow, redfish action is hot. Bill
reminded everyone that trout season is still closed un-
til Jan. 1.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said best bets for
dock fishers include mackerel, snapper, sheepshead
and a few pompano plus some oversize reds. He re-
minds all that the pier will be closed through Dec. 16.
Anglers at the Anna Maria City Pier report some
nighttime snook action, some mackerel in the mornings
and black drum, snapper and sheepshead in the after-
noons.
Capt. Sam Kimball on Legend charters out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said grouper are
starting to move into more shallow waterjust 10 to 12
miles out. Some trips are bringing back red and gag
grouper to 15 pounds. He's also putting his clients onto
mackerel, bonita, cobia and barracuda.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's said he's getting into a great mixed-bag of fish
of late: mackerel, snapper, sheepshead, flounder and
redfish are red-hot in the bays right now, plus some
cobia in the Gulf.
Capt. Matt Bowers on the Outcast in Holmes
Beach said his charters have been doing well with red
grouper to 10 pounds just 12 miles offshore, and also
a slew of mangrove snapper.
Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
anglers from the shop are catching lots of catch-and-
release trout, a few reds and sheepshead from the Anna
Maria Bridge pilings.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
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Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
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On my boat Magic we've had a couple good days
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2002 basketball, cheerleading kickoff banquet


By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Correspondent
The Anna Maria Island Community Center will
host a kick-off-the-season dinner fundraiser on Thurs-
day, Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m. Beach Bistro and Bistro at
Island's End will again provide dinner for the event
with all proceeds to benefit the basketball and
cheerleading programs.
The dinner cost is $6 for adults and $5 for children
16 and under for a complete meal. Parents are asked to
"please bring a dessert to pass."
Basketball players and cheerleaders will receive
their uniforms at the banquet. Everyone in the commu-
nity is welcome to join in this evening of food and fun,
and take out is also provided.

Sign up now for the 9th annual indoor
holiday soccer tournament
Regisration for the ninth annual Anna Maria Island
Community Center's indoor soccer tournament is un-
der way. The event will take place from Dec. 15 to 23
and will have four age divisions for both male and fe-
male players. Girls and boys teams will be competing
for division titles in U8, U10, U12 and U14.
This is the largest and most popular tournament the
Center organizes and it continues to grow in popular-
ity. Last year saw 350 participants from three counties,
so don't wait too long to register your team.
Cost is $100 per team with a maximum of 12 play-
ers per team and deadline for entering a team is 9 p.m.
Dec. 11.
Due to the increased popularity of the tournament,
the Center is accepting ONLY six teams in each age
group on a first-come, first-serve basis. Call Scott Dell
for more information at 778-1908.

Her-icanes tie two
The Manatee High School Her-icanes girls soccer
team earned two ties in the past week. The first one
came on Nov. 25 against Palmetto High when Laura
Garcia got taken down in the penalty box, giving Pal-
metto-a penalty kick. Garcia notched the penalty kick
to earn the tie for Palmetto.
Alex Bouziane scored for the Her-icanes on an
assist from Ginger Davenport for the Her-icanes first
goal. Priscilla Henriques added the second goal a few
minutes later on an assist from Lindsey Weaver.
The Her-icanes' second tie of the week was a 1-1
tie against a strong Ft. Myers High team on Nov. 27.
Bouziane scored her third goal of the season and
No. 76 of her career with the Her-icanes. Goalie Naomi
Osborne made five saves in the game as they fell to 2-



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1-2 on the season.

Rudacille and Sato's high school football
careers end in brutal loss
Islanders Mark Rudacille and Josh Sato's high
school football season and careers have come to an end
to a 32-14 defeat to Naples in the Class 5A-Region 3
finals held in Naples.
The Hurricanes never led and got dominated on
both sides of the ball to fall to 9-4 on the season.
Both seniors at MHS have college football careers
to look forward to now.
With the success that the youth-league Anna Maria
Dolphins had, it won't be too long before the Hurricane
football program is stocked with Islanders!
Island youth sports enthusiasts, players, coaches
and families, are all mourning the loss of Ryuichi
"Sam" Sato who passed away Nov. 30 at his home.
Sam was a mainstay at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, having coached all five of his sons
in baseball during the past 10 years. Sato also coached
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Island Football Club's traveling teams.
Andy Price, who coached with Sato for most of
those 10 years said, "He was always there for the kids
and always had a positive attitude. He will be sorely
missed by a lot of Islanders."
All of our thoughts and prayers go out to the Sato
family.

Horseshoe winners
Winners in the Nov. 30 horseshoe games were
Herb Puryear and Adim Shank, both of Anna Maria.
Runners-up were Bill Starrett of Anna Maria and Fritz
Erdrich of Bradenton.
Winner in the Nov. 27 games was Starrett. Run-
ners-up were Ron Pepka of Bradenton and Carole
Watson of England.
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Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no membership fees
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Island property transactions
107 Tern, Anna Maria, a canalfront 1,562 sfla
2bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1960 on a 75x100 lot,
was sold 10/24/02, Peltier to Johnson, for $355,000.
208 Fir, Anna Maria, a 1,698 sfla 3bed/2bath home
built in 1962 on a 105x100 lot, was sold 10/22/02,
Cutting to Connors, for $750,000; list $815,000.
2600 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 13 Anna Maria
Island Club, a 1,179 sfla 2bed/2bath Gulffront condo
built in 1984, was sold 10/23/02, Toal to Mountainaire
LLC, for $519,000; list $549,000.
623 Ivanhoe, Holmes Beach, a canal and golf
course front 2,084 sfla 2bed/2bath/2car/pool home
,built in 1978 on a 112x105 lot, was sold 10/21/02,
Reichart to Cutting, for $700,000.
643 Key Royale Dr., Holmes Beach, a bayfront
1,915 sfla 3bed/2bath/2car/pool home built in 1969 on
a 117x151 lot, was sold 10/25/02, McMillan to
Kiersey, for $890,000; list $899,000.
104 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach, a multi-family
2,088 sfla 4bath & pool complex built in 1954 on a
58x100 lot, was sold 11/1/02, Lumpkin to Davis, for
$685,000; list $715,000.
129 Hammock, Anna Maria, a canalfront 90x71
lot, was sold 11/1/02, Merritt to Lacios, for $270,000.
209 Church and 208 Bay Dr. N., Bradenton Beach,
a 50x200 lot (2 lots), was sold 11/1/02, Bazzy to Bill
Cundiff LLC, for $175,000.
2600 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 38 Anna Maria
Island Club, a Gulffront 1,179 sfla 2bed/2bath condo
built in 1984, was sold 10/29/02, Bernardi to
Mountainaire LLC, for $570,000; list $595,000.
2811 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a 1,741 sfla 2bed/
2bath/2car home built in 1979 on a 50x100 lot, was
sold 11/1/02, Moffitt to Sheffield, for $275,0000; list
$325,000.


Realty raves
Laura McGeary was leader in obtaining new
listings during October at the Anna Maria office
of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate Inc.,
while Chard Winheim led in sales and Rose
Schnoerr in closed sales.

2903 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a 1,402 sfla 3bed/
2bath/lcar home built in 1998 on a 50x100 lot, was
sold 10/28/02, Plough to Canasi, for $285,000; list
$299,500.
510 Bayview Dr., a canalfront 1,179 sfla 2bed/
2bath/2car/pool home built in 1972 on a 75x120 lot,
was sold 11/1/02, Tovani to Lepley, for $420,000.
1801 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 206 Runaway
Bay, a 691 sfla lbed/lbath condo built in 1978, was
sold 11/6/02, Russell to Finelli, for $175,000.
211 Willow, Anna Maria, a 2,955 sfla 4bed/
2.5bath/3car canalfront home built in 2000 on a 72x 148
lot, was sold 11/4/02, Moller to Miller, for $775,000.
213 83rd St., Holmes Beach, a 1,304 sfla 2bed/
2bath/lcar 1/2 duplex built in 1974 on a 45x90 lot, was
sold 11/6/02, Millwater to Duncan, for $200,000.
217 81st St., Holmes Beach, 3 Beachwalk
Townhomes, basically a freestanding 2,030 sfla 3bed/
2.5bath/2car home / condo built in 2001, was sold 11/
5/02, 81st Street Dev. Co. LLC to Piercey, for
$465,000; list $484,900.
411 79th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,163 sfla 3bed/
1.5bath/lcar home built in 1957 on a 92x1 15 lot, was
sold 11/5/02, Kelley to Seventy-Ninth Street Dev. Co.
LLC, for $275,000; list $315,000.
5808 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, a 2,532 sf garage
building on 12,512 sf of land, was sold 11/8/02,
Charles to PAG Holdings LLC (Duffy's Tavern), for


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$500,000.
622 Emerald, Holmes Beach, a canalfront 1,714
sfla 3bed/2bath/2car/pool home built in 1969 on a
100x 115 lot, was sold 11/7/02, Jacquin to Callaghan,
for $511,000; list $539,000.
203 77th St., Holmes Beach, a 2,405 sfla 4bed/
4bath/lcar duplex built in 1951 on a 7,536 sf lot, was
sold 11/12/02, Melanson to Rusin, for $430,000; list
$439,000.
226 Oak, Anna Maria, a canalfront 3,284 sfla
4bed/2.5bath/3car home built in 1980 on a 75x148 lot,
was sold 11/13/02, Miller to Vanzytveld, for $659,000;
list $679,000.
2713 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a 1,200 sfla 2bed/
2bath/2car home built in 1986 on a 50x100 lot, was
sold 11/1_4/02, Bass to Ippolito, for $315,000.
2813 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a 50x100 lot, was
sold 11/12/02, Abrams to Hill, for $118,000.
501 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, 203 Bridge-
port, a 1,000 sfla 2bed/2bath condo, was sold 11/14/02,
Nastali to Dombrowski, for $325,000.
5808 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 109 Waters Edge
N., a Gulffront 2bed/2bath 1,048 sfla condo built in
1980, was sold 11/12/02, Shardell to Friday, for
745,000.
613 Foxworth, Holmes Beach, a canalfront 1,706
sfla 3bed/2bath/2car/pool home built in 1970 on a
95x1 15 lot, was sold 11/13/02, Cochran to Micho, for
$450,000; list $469,000.
678 Key Royale Dr., Holmes Beach, a 1,501.sfla
3bed/2bath/2car home built in 1973 on an 86x115 lot,
was sold. 11/13/02, Palmer to Kiersey, for $380,000;
list $399,900.
Compiled by Doug Dowling, Doug Dowling Real
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$349,000. Over 1,770 sf. of living area. $650,000
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CHILD'S FANTASY bunk bed. Double folding doors,
create Victorian hideaway complete with windows.
$1,500, or best offers. 779-0153.

FABULOUS FINDS ANTIQUE sale. 50 percent off
on select antiques, glassware and treasures. Mon-
day-Saturday, 9:30-5pm. 5351 Gulf Drive, Dolphin
Plaza, Holmes Beach.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND Video: A Musical Tour. As
featured in The Islander! Now available direct by
calling 761-3001 or at AMI Video, 3213 East Bay
Drive, 779-0880.

LADY COBRA II golf clubs for sale. 1, 3, 5, 7
woods, 3-PW, Gap, SW, Lady Cobra staff bag.
Must sell! Retail value $1,650, yours for only
$900. Call 778-3012.

DINING ROOM SET: Table, four chairs,
Thomasville. Excellent condition, $500. 778-6158.

CASH REGISTER, new, electric, Royal 587. Cus-
tom keyboard, protector included, state of the art.
Never used, $250. 792-2913.

BUTTERFLY GARDEN personalized bricks. Last
chance for years. Order now. Order forms available
at The Islander or call Nancy, 778-5274.

42-INCH GLASS TABLE with rattan base and two
rattan chairs. $150. Charlie, 779-0355.



ISLAND PLAYER'S PECAN SALE: Mammoth
halves! New crop. Holiday bags $6.95 lb., choco-
late covered $7.95 lb. Now available at SunCoast
Real Estate and The Islander newspaper located
in'the Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach.
Proceeds benefit the Island Players. For informa-
tion call: 779-0202.

KIWANIS FRIENDS: Order fresh-picked Florida or-
anges and grapefruit from Kiwanis Club of Anna
Maria Island by calling Rich at 941-778-0355.


ROSER THRIFT STORE. Open Tuesday, Thursday
9:30am-2pm and Saturday 9am-noon. We have
Christmas decorations. 50 percent off rack. 511
Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 779-2733.

Get more advertising results for your buck in The
Islander classified. Call 778-7978.



TURN BACK TIME!


RUMMAGE SALE: Saturday, Dec. 7, 9am-lpm.
Furniture, jewelry. St. Bernard's Activity Center,
43rd. Street, Holmes Beach.

ESTATE SALE Exclusive European and domestic
furniture, some rattan, German beds, dining room
table with glass top and six chairs, two leather so-
fas/one sleeper (Benchcraft), glass coffee table, two
glass side tables, Ikea book cabinet (white), VCR
and CD player, two televisions, wood kitchen table
and two chairs, glass and crystal, kitchen utensils,
Matisse pictures and more. Call for appointment,
(gated community) 792-5040.

GARAGE SALE: Saturday, Dec. 7. Cat supplies, ski
outfit (size 14), sports equipment, mini coke ma-
chine, jeep top, clothing and more. 538 68th St.,
Holmes Beach.

SALE: FRIDAY-Saturday, Dec. 6-7, 8am-2pm. Bed-
ding, decorative items, clothes, lots of good stuff.
505 69th St., Holmes Beach, off Marina Drive.

ESTATE SALE: Thursday, Dec. 5, 9:30am-2pm. Sofa,
very ornate Victorian marble-top curio, set of four
Karges French-style chairs, brass-and-marble plant
stand, loveseat, leather recliner, pair of twin beds, pic-
tures, china, glass and silver, Waterford and Val St.
Lambert's stemware, vacuums, linens, kitchenware,
costume jewelry and miscellaneous. 503 75th St.,
Holmes Beach, located off Marina Drive.


FOUND: Friendly orange-and-white cat with flea
collar. Found Nov. 22, vicinity of 82nd Street,
Holmes Beach. Call 778-5497.


CRITTER SITTER Seven years in pet care, 22
years as an Island resident. Tender, loving care for
your pets with in-home visits. 778-6000.

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


1981 MERCEDES WAGON turbo diesel. $3,900.
778-3523.

STORAGE FOR BOATS, cars, RVs. Long and short
term. Transportation available to the airport. Resident
manager. 4518 119th St., Cortez. Call 761-7471.


1999 BUICK PARK Avenue, white, 19,300 miles.
Like new! $12,900. Call 778-5033.

1989 LEBARON CONVERTIBLE Runs great, new
top, fun car. $3,500, or best offer. Charlie, 779-0355.

1990 ECONOLINE 150 VAN, cold air conditioning,
has towing package. Ready for travel. Runs great.
$3,100, or best offer. 730-9622.


BOAT/TRAILER STORAGE/DOCKAGE. Vacation
or long term. Private ramp, wash-down areas. Min-
utes to Intracoastal, Gulf, restaurants, bait. Capt.
John's Marina. 792-2620. Bottom painting.

80-FEET OF canal dockage on seawall for rent
near Holmes Beach City Hall. $125/month. Call
725-1222.

FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels and everything
else in The Islander, 778-7978.

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


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

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


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.


WANTED: HOUSEKEEPER for Longboat Key re-
sort. Must be honest, dependable and sober. Good
starting pay and friendly working atmosphere, 15-25
hours per week, including weekends. Call 383-2431,
between 9am-6pm on Tuesday-Saturday.


VACATION AND ANNUAL RENTALS AVAILABLE
(941) 778-2246 (800) 211-2323 2217 GULF DRIVE NORTH BRADENTON REACH.


CONSTRUCT YOUR DREAM HOME on this
pristine "natural beach" Gulf lot for the price of
an existing older Gulffront home. Call for details.
Priced at $949,500.
Call us for your real estate needs. We continue
to offer personal attention and first hand
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"We ARE the Island."
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florida 34216
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NURSERY ATTENDANT NEEDED Sunday morn-
ings at local church. Call weekdays, 778-1813.

MODEL WANTED: Island artist seeks female figure
models to draw, $10/hour. 545-6213.

NANNY/HOUSEKEEPER needed immediately.
Dependable, healthy, energetic, trustworthy and
experienced for 8-month-old infant in my Island
home for at-home working mom. 11 am-3pm, Mon.-
Fri., Sat. night and weekend day shift occasionally.
Pleasant job requires flexible schedule for $7/hour.
Application, references, background check required.
779-1121.

HOUSEKEEPING NEEDED for Island hotel and bed
& breakfast. Energetic person needed to join our staff!
Must have own transportation. Call 778-6335.

MODEL WANTED: Island artist seeks vacationing
female for sketching. 545-6213.

EXPERIENCED PIZZA PERSON wanted full-time.
Good pay. Call Ciao, 383-0010.

SERVERS AND KITCHEN help apply 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.

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

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

PART-TIME ISLANDER REPORTER: Journalism
skills a must. Computer literate. Independent
worker. Resumes: E-mail news@islander.org, or fax
778-9392, or mail/deliver to The Islander, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.
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419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 PO Box 2150
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294


BOATERS PARADISE
Located on a beautiful oversized corner lot, this
two or three bedroom, two bath home is perfect for
the waterfront buyer. It features 70 feet of canal
frontage on one of the widest canals on the Island,
a boat dock and plenty of room for a pool. Other
amenities include a one-car garage, extra drive
space on the side street, sprinkler system and it's
zoned duplex. Many possibilities exist for the cre-
ative buyer. Priced at $489,900.


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

COMPANION AIDE: Companionship with compas-
sion. Rides to grocery, doctor, or just plain visiting,
light housecleaning, etc. Call Claudette to discuss
cost, 448-6185 (cell).


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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

NOTARY PUBLIC Civil marriages and renewal of
wedding vows. Sunset beach setting or wherever.
Norman R. Veenstra, 778-5834.

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

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

CLEANINGS-R-JOB Will clean your residence, of-
fice, rental or new construction. Island resident of 35
years. No job too big! Please call 779-9633.

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.

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PAINTING: INTERIOR and exterior by Henry. 25
years experience. Free estimates. 748-8959.

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

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



CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING and Lawn Mainte-
nance. Residential and commercial. Full-service
lawn maintenance, cleanup, tree trimming, hauling,
Xeriscape. Island resident. Excellent references.
778-5294.

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

FINAL TOUCH Complete lawn care. Commercial
and residential. Licensed. Call for a free estimate.
778-7196.


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SEASONAL RENTALS
S3BR/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 heated pool/
spa. Walk to bay and beach. $1,000/week
or $3,000/month
2BR/1BA 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/1 BA 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. $750/week or
$2500/month.
2BR/1ba cottage directly across from the beach,
$2800 month. Available Feb./March only.

Call Duncan Real Estate at 941-779-0304


or v usa ww.fa neal st .


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. Hauling:
all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free esti-
mates. Call Larry at 795-7775, cell 720-0770.

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.


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



VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, 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 705-1422.


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3224 East Bay Dr. Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
Sales: 941-778-0700 Rentals: 778-6665
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BREATHTAKING GULFVIEWS Totally
updated, perfectly decorated, ground-
floor unit. One of the most desirable
complexes on the Gulf. Tumkey fur-
nished. Gourmet kitchen. Two pools.
Shows like a model. Must see, won't last
long. Marc Turner, 778-0700.

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




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BAYFRONT CONDO Rare upstairs
bayfront condo at Imperial House of
Bradenton Beach. 2BR/2BA end unit, up-
dated kitchen. Clubhouse, pool, fishing
pier, bayside patio and private beach. 55+
community. Gall Tutewiler, 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.


ISLAND BARGAIN Large 1BR
condo in Gulf to bay complex.
Peaks of the bay from lanai. Enjoy
the heated pool, clubhouse, fishing
pier and private beach. $140,000.
Gall Tutewiler, 778-0700.


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SAN REMO CANALFRONT 3BR/
2BA home, private dock, pool, two-
car garage. bay view. $450,000.
Larry Smith, 77-0700


CONDO, SWEET CONDO 2BR/ RARELY AVAILABLE Updated
2BA cream puff! Updated, poolside, Shell Point 2BR/2BA condo. Tile,
with all new windows, tile and carpet, parquet flooring. $299,500.
Berber carpet. Turnkey furnished. Geoff Wall, 778-0700.
$135,000. Marc Turner, 778-0700.


ISLAND DOLL HOUSE. 2BR/1BA with
boat dock and boat a block away. Close
to beach. $329,900. Gall Tutewiler,
778-0700.


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


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BRADENTON WATERFRONT WORK PULLS OWNER FROM
Beautiful house on Braden River DREAM HOUSE Renovated top to bot-
with boat dock and 10,000-lb. lift. tom: tile floor, crown molding, new appli-
3BR/2BA, pool overlooks river, ances. Tropical setting accents 40-ft. lap
peaceful and scenic. $399,000. pool. $269,000. Tim Strzelczyk or
Lowell Shoaf, 778-0700. Maria Schmandt, 383-5544.


NORTH BEACH VILLAGE Rarely avail-
able 3BR/2.5BA townhouse with two-car
garage. Low maintenance fee for cable
TV, lawn care, pool, etc. New laminate
floors & carpet, a large screened porch.
Close to the beach. You'll love it!.
$415,000. Gall Tutweiler, 778-0700

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








BRING YOUR BOAT Spectacular
unobstructed water view. Unique
1 BR/1BA condo in Palma Sola Har-
bor. Dock your boat at your back
door. $150,000. Gall Tutewller,
778-0700


GINGERBREAD FAMILY HOME
Nestled on huge double lot. Cape Cod
wood shingles, open fireplace. 3BR/
2BA, plus separate guest house.
Savvy investor or family compound.
$185,000. Geoff Wall, 778-0700.


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PANORAMIC BAY VIEW 2BR/2BA, gorgeous
upstairs unit, one block to beach. Available
Weekly, monthly for season! Call today to reserve.


IMPERIAL HOUSE Steps to beach! 2BR/1BA. OLD FLORIDA Gulffront home, 3BR/2BA, front
Heated pool, nicely furnished. Annual or sea- porch overlooking gorgeous Gulf of Mexico,
sonal rental, great for large family. Weekly/monthly.


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Paradise Improvements 778-4173
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Replacement Doors and Windows
m Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
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Water Damaged Drywall Tiling Painting
HAND AND SPRAY TEXTURE
Clean, Honest, Reliable More than 20 years experience
= Fred 752-7758 Cellular 545-6141 .4


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Roof Coating Insured 29 Years Experience
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TILE TILE TILE. All variations of ceramic tile sup-
plied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt, re-
liable, many Island references. Call Neil, 726-3077.

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

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).

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.

GREG HOWLE dba Howle Homes. New, remodels,
additions, tile, painting. Free estimates.
Lic#RB29003120. Insured. 761-3053.

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

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



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

BAYFRONT COTTAGES with docks available.
Turnkey, beautiful views, breezy, quiet area. No
pets, 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.

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

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

TURNKEY FURNISHED 1BR/1BA. Available now
through February. Full kitchen. $500/week or
$1,000/month. Small pet OK. Walk to beach or
downtown Holmes Beach. Call 778-0554.

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.

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

ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/1BA, duplex in Bradenton
Beach. Newly renovated, more to come! Washer/
dryer hookup, covered parking. $850/month. (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.

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

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

Find great deals in The Islander classified. The
best results from classified ads and service adver-
tising. 778-7978.

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DIRECT GULFFRONT 2BR/1BA condo.
Bradenton Beach. Fully renovated with new furni-
ture. $1,000/week or $3,000/month, seasonal.
713-4187, leave message.

SEASONAL RENTAL Anna Maria, 200 feet to Rod
and Reel Pier. Ground floor, 2BR/1BA. Completely
remodeled, washer/dryer. Available now. 387-8610.

BEACHFRONT 2BR/2BA, large-glass enclosed liv-
ing room, kitchen with fireplace. All new furniture
and appliances, phone and cable. 778-3645.
HOLMES BEACH annual. 3BR/2BA steps to beach.
No pets. $900/month. 725-4190.

RANCH-STYLE DUPLEX, Holmes Beach, 2BR/
1.5BA, laundry hook-ups, stove and refrigerator.
Annual, $750/month. No pets, 778-0032.
ANNUAL RENTALS: Half duplex, 2BR/2BA, new-ce-
ramic floors, $750; 2BR/1 BA, stackable washer/dryer
hookup. $725; New tile floors, stove, refrigerator, 1 BR/
1BA, $650. Dolores M. Baker Realty, 778-7500.
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.

SUNNY AND SPACIOUS annual canalfront home in
city of Anna Maria. 3BR/3BA, new paint, carpet, tile.
$1,600/month. 779-2241.

BAYFRONT HOME with beach. City of Anna Maria.
Furnished 3BR/2BA, garage, immaculate. Available
_weekly, monthly or annually. 779-2241.

FURNISHED STUDIO APARTMENT in Holmes
Beach. Two blocks from beach. $1,200/month, mini-
mum three months. 779-0041.
SEASON/VACATION 2BR and 3BR, Gulffront apart-
ments, lovely furnished interiors, private beach, patio,
sunuoook,.p-orh. no pets. Tropical setting. 778-3143.
GRANNY'S BEACH VACATION Property Manage-
ment: We have vacation rentals available for De-
cember, January, and March. Call Pat Staebler, Li-
censed Real Estate Broker, 778-0123 or 705-0123.

BRADENTON BEACH CONDO 2BR seasonal, three-
month minimum. Attractively furnished, bay views,
pool, steps to beach. $1,400/month. 794-0763.

ANNA MARIA ANNUAL rental. 2BR/2BA, spacious,
attractive, half-block to beach, 1,400 sq.ft. 142 Cres-
cent. Mr. Glaser, (813) 839-3800.

SEASONAL BEAUTIFUL 2BR house on canal in
Holmes Beach. Heated pool, garage, washer/dryer,
etc. Available January and February 2003. $2,600/
month, plus tax. Call (813) 645-0577.


BEAUTIFUL 2BR/2BA home with screened lanai,
deck, washer/dryer. French doors and more. You
have to see it! Annual, $1,150/month, plus all utili-
ties and deposit. Call Lee, 302-0779.
CHARMING 2BR/1.5BA with washer/dryer, tile
floors, dishwasher and a deck. Small pet OK. An-
nual $845/month, plus all utilities and deposit. Call
Lee, 302-0779.

COZY CLEAN fully furnished, 1BR/1BA, mobile
home across from Gulf. $650/week or $950/month
seasonally. Annual negotiable. Age 55-plus park.
Call 778-1251.

10-BY-20-FOOT secured garage space for rent near
Holmes Beach City Hall. $125/month. Call 725-1222.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND 1-2BR, steps to beach. Fully
furnished, washer/dryer, cable, VCR, phone. Still
available for winter season. $395-$595/week and
$1,250-$1,850/month. 778-1098 or e-mail:
2florida@ usa.com.

ANNUAL RENTAL Westbay Cove, at light by Publix.
2BR/2BA, pool, tennis, cable, water/sewer paid.
$1,200/month. Old Florida Realty Co., 778-3377.
ROOM MATE WANTED for canalfront home near
Holmes Beach City Hall. Annual rental, $400/month,
plus utilities. Call 725-1222.

A FEW UNITS available for 2003 at Westbay Cove
condo. Turnkey furnished. Season and single
month. Old Florida Realty Co., 778-3377.

ANNUAL CANALFRONT with 20-foot dock, 2BR/1BA,
spacious rental. Washer/dryer, yard service, trash
pick-up included. $900/month. No pets. 778-5793.

SEASONAL RENTALS AVAILABLE Gulffront,
canalfronts and several close to the beach. Prices
range $1,350-$3,400/month. Call Fran Maxon Real
Estate 778-2307 for details.

CHARMING FURNISHED 3BR/3BA home, one
house from Gulf with great views of the water. Due
to cancellation available January or February. Dig
your toes in the sand and enjoy Island living. $3,000/
month. Won't last call now! 778-0733.
SEASONAL RENTAL 1BR apartment. 300 steps to
beach, heated pool. $1,150, plus tax, 778-4499.

1BR CONDO Annual, unfurnished, all tile, one block to
beach, large pool. Very nice! $750/month. 778-1915.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR duplex. Immaculate, dish-
washer, TV, telephone, washer/dryer, garage, bal-
cony, walk to beach. Available now through Dec. 18,
$400/week. May-October 2003, $850/month, plus
utilities. Call 778-6310.

BAY WATCH CONDOMINIUM Unit 7A,
Bradenton Beach. Available for January and Feb-
ruary 2003. Pool, bay views. $2,300/month. Call
toll-free, (800) 237-2252.


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LONGBOAT KEY Fantastic house on water with
large boat dock and heated pool. 3BR/2BA available
to rent January, February, March, maybe April. Call
778-1503.

GULFFRONT BEACH HOUSE on Holmes Beach,
late availability due to cancellation. 3-4BR/2-3BA.
Call 778-1503.

ANNA MARIA 1, 2, and 3BR cottages, heated pool
with waterfall, 100 steps to beach. Available as sea-
sonal rentals. Call 778-1503.

SEASONAL RENTALS book now! Perico Bay Club,
2BR/2BA, garage, $2,500/month; Palma Sola Bay,
2BR, $2,400/month; Longboat house, $2,900/
month; Mirror Lake 2BR/2BA, $1,800/month; Park-
ways Villas, $1,600/month. Flexible leases, Real
Estate Mart, 756-1090.

HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL remodeled 2BR/2BA
with office, 1,150 sq.ft. Steps to beach. First, last,
security. $950/month. 778-5412 or (585) 473-9361.

VACATION RENTAL Open, airy, 3BR, loft, 2BA,
immaculate, two blocks from north point beach, two
porches, $3,000/month, including taxes. Available
Jan. 1-23. and May 2003. Call (813) 969-3344.

WATERFRONT 2BR/2BA, beautiful location, must
see to appreciate. Week, month, season. 779-9074
or (703) 587-4675.

ANNUAL RENTALS 2BR/1BA waterfront apartment,
Anna Maria, $725/month; 2BR/2BA Holmes Beach
apartment, $875/month; efficiency apartment, $475/
month. Call Fran Maxon Real Estate, 778-2307.

TWO ALL NEW renovated 3BR/2BA, ground/up-
stairs duplexes. Washer/dryer, dishwasher, porch,
grill, TV/DVD, bikes. Just bring yourself. Steps to
beautiful Holmes Beach. Sleeps eight. Great for
family events. No pets, non smoking. Seasonally
$2,300/month or $750/week. 724-0025.


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

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

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. (813) 300-8543 or
(813) 265-3458.

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

LEARN TO INVEST in rental properties. No up-front
capital. One day course. Free coaching. L&R Prop-
erties. 779-9549 or 704-7650.

DUPLEX FOR SALE by owner. Call 302-0779 or visit
www.HolmesBeachDuplexForSale.com $359,000.

UPDATED 3BR/2BA ground-level Holmes Beach
home. Workshop, excellent landscaping, three blocks
to Gulf. For sale by owner. $349,900. Call 778-1489.

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 conditioning
unit and dock. Includes one-year homeowner's war-
ranty. $799,000. 778-0171.

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DEEP-WATER CANAL HOME with di-
rect shot to Manatee River. This 3BR/
2BA Palmetto home with private dock is
nicely updated and priced to sell!
$299,000. Call Ed Oliveira at 778-4800
or 705-4800.


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

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DIRECT GULFFRONT 2BR/2BA turn-
key furnished condo. This is the most
desired Gulffront complex on the Island.
Amenities include elevator, heated pool,
spa, saunas. Great rental potential!
$620,000. Call Lynn Hostetler at 778-
4800 or 720-5876.

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


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INVESTMENT/BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY RARELY OFFERED Anna Maria canalfront
Island six-unit motel/apts. Gulf Drive loca- home with very private lot and boat dock.
tion one block from the beach! All updated 3BR/2.5BA with great open floor plan. Very
units with heated pool and on-site laundry. close to beach! Perfect to redecorate for
Just takeover the business! $995,000. Call your retirement home or use as a rental
Dick Maher or Dave Jones at 778-4800. property. $589,000. Call Quentin Talbert at
778-4800 or 704-9680.


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 ooDDOrtunitv! Offered at $350,000.
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Look no further! This 2BR/2BA condo has it
all. Pool, tennis and boat dock. Turnkey fur-
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central location. Walk to shopping, dining
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MOBILE HOME for sale. 1 BR/1 BA. Good condition,
in a great location Pines Trailer Park, next to the
pier in Bradenton Beach. (907) 479-2774. #83
Midge Court.

LIKE NEW two-year-old home. 3BR/2BA, garage,
cathedral ceilings, large eat-in kitchen, ceramic tile.
Located in west Manatee, lease option considered.
$123,900. Real Estate Mart, 756-1090.

PERICO BAY CLUB villa. Two-car garage, 2BR/
2BA, lakefront. Scrumptious furnishings included.
New roof only $249,000. "Exclusive listing must
be seen with Marilyn Trevethan, Realtor, Island Real
Estate." 778-6066.

WESTBAY COVE CONDO, poolside, second-floor
unit. Walk to beach, shopping. Old Florida Realty
Co., 778-3377.

FOR SALE BY OWNER, half-duplex, turnkey, 2BR/
2BA, 1,180 sq.ft., 45-by-91-ft. lot. $210,000. 444
62nd St., Holmes Beach. 778-4671.

SPRING-LAKE HOME 2BR/2BA on duplex lot. One-
and-a-half blocks to beach. Old Florida Realty Co.,
778-3377.

ISLAND LIVING YOU CAN AFFORD! Turnkey fur-
nished 1 BR/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.

DUPLEX 2BR/2BA, one garage each side. Upper
Holmes Beach, built in 1978. Excellent rental history.
Private owner. $325,000 U.S. currency. 721-3649.

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

HOUSEBOAT FOR SALE. Excellent live aboard,,
guest quarters or rental income producer. $28,500
or make offer. View at Web site: o0ooities.com/
houseboatsunseeker or call 778-3526.


HISTORIC 1912 ROSER COTTAGE
Take a stroll back in time in this vintage sea-
side cottage with incredible bay view. Struc-
turally sound and ready for restoration.
Wood floors and tongue-in-groove paneling.
Yellow-pine construction, antique-brick pa-
tio. So many possibilities with ROR zoning.
Artisans, craftsmen, jewelers. Live and work
from home in the village of Anna Maria, all
within steps of the City Pier and Tampa Bay!
Perfect location for your gallery, boutique or
salon. Offered at $465,000.






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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.
LARGE DUPLEX NEAR BEACH
2BR/2BA each side. Just steps to one ofarea's best
beaches. Quiet secluded street in North Holmes
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condition. Located in a prestigious
gated club community minutes
from the white sandy beaches of
the Gulf of Mexico. Also close to all
the conveniences of town.
$210,000. MLS#87853.

WATERFRONT HOME & LOTS


861 North Shore Dr.......... $1,950,000

513 69th St .................... $599,000

510 72nd St. ................. $559,000

618 Hampshire Ln. ........... $595,000

657 Key Royale Dr ........... $1,099,000

505 67th St .................... $439,000

616 Emerald Lane............. $539,000

608 Key Royale Dr. ......... $489,000

509 68th St. ................ $439,000

510 68th St. ................ $489,000

524 71st St. ............... $1,490,000

623 Foxworth Ln. .......... $575,000
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140 50th St. ................. $489,500

308 55th St. Lot ........... $197,500

n Sun Plaza West #201. ... $399,000

Bridgeport #113.............. $298,900

Sunbow Bay #204. ......... $239,000

BeachwalkTownhomes- 1 Left. $499,900

211 83rd St. ................. $339,900
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6925 Holmes Bvld ....... $229,000

214 83rd Street. ........... $332,900

S710 North Shore. Lot...... $299,000

747 Jacaranda. Lot........ $389,000

405 Bay Palms Dr. ........ $329,900

MAINLAND

634 Estuary. ......... NEW $210,000

1276 Spoonbill Landings Cr. $249,999

8809 12th Ave. NW. ..... $239,900

Vizcaya #31C.............. $134,900

3948 Mariners Way..... $439,900

2418 90th St. NW.......... $2,995,000

6506 W. 38th Ave. ...... $119,900

11332 Perico Isle Cir ........ $325,000

1275 Spoonbill Landings Cr. $219,000
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ODD JOBS
By Nancy Salomon and Lee Glickstein / Edited by Will Shortz


Across
1 Fundraising letter,
e.g.
7 Kiln users
14 Hatreds
20 Line of clothing?
21 Royal band
22 Alley name
23 Mint stamper?
25 Resolve
26 Letters at sea
27 pro nobis (pray
for us): Lat.
28 Place out of place
30 Lifework
31 Caesar's "vidi"
33 Hardly haute cuisine
36 One giving shots on a
horse farm?
38 First baseman
Martinez
39 English literary alias
40 Court sport
42 Rank below a It. j.g.
43 Japan's P.M., 1964-
72
44 Like young Abe
Lincoln
45 Days
46 Laid up
48 Singer Taylor
50 CPR expert
51 Stuffed
56 Tangles
59 Soothers
61 Mr. Rogers
62 Ready and willing
63 Repay
64 "Dear" one
65 Boggy lowland
66 Waverer's word
67 "The Admirable
Crichton" playwright


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Campfire sound
Came together
Preparing to bloom
Caribbean music


73 Dye-yielding plant
74 Complete
75 Series ender
76 Telecom giant
77 Scacchi of "Pre-
sumed Innocent"
78 Feared fly
79 Mafia bad guy
81 Packed away
82 Month after Adar
84 Prot., for one
85 Schooner contents
86 Plot part
87 Arnaz Sr. or Jr.
91 "The Simpsons"
shopkeeper
94 Tearing more
97 Speak (with)
98 North Carolina
university
99 Hit man of the Year?
101 Make
102 "Dang it all!"
103 Clamorous
104 Charges
107 Political suffix
110 Moo pork
111 Matchmakers
113 Auditor of restaurant
facilities?
117 Online newsgroup
system
118 Spring
119 Scoring up a storm
120 Halter?
121 Interim government
122 Sprinkled with
powder


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1 Lets off the hook
2 Where Wilhelm I ruled
3 Kind of blouse
4 Teacup handle
5 About
6 Look like a wolf
7 Narc's find
8 "Hollywood Squares"
win
9 Declared suit
10 Three-time skiing gold
medalist Sailer
11 Aims
12 Captures, as a catfish
13 Levels
14 Fourth periods in the
N.H.L.
15 Something to take
before you take off?
16 Opener
17 Comprehension
18 Karl of "The Streets of
San Francisco"
19 Snide asides
24 Sleeve type
29 First name debuting
on Broadway, 1951
32 Stiff sultan?
34 Customer service
agent?
35 Symbol of strength
37 How some medicines
are taken
39 Paris palace
40 Crowbar schlepper?
41 Tiny soldiers
47 Court-appointed
guardian?
49 Cold
50 Portoferraio's island
51 Charitable surgeon?
52 Charge carrier


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80 Changed way of doing
things
83 Promoting peace
85 Sponsor's purchase
86 Doc bloc
88 Adaptable
89 "Take that!"
90 Covered
91 Early computer
92 Study
93 Major in golf
95 Flunking letters
96 Cheater, perhaps
100 Sully


101 Hawke of 2000's
"Hamlet"
105 Deer sir
106 Stridex target
108 Lampblack
109 Yellowfin, e.g.
112 Pork place
114 "... yadda, yadda,
yadda"
115 Waterloo commander
116 Titans grp.

Answers this week
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Christmas Prelude holiday lighting winners named


Winners in four categories of holiday lighting have
been announced in conjunction with the annual Christ-
mas Prelude Thanksgiving evening on Bridge Street in
Bradenton Beach.
Some 3,000 people braved the chill for the sixth
annual musical prelude to the Christmas holidays. "It
has become a true community affair," said Mayor John
Chappie, an originator and sponsor of the Prelude.
The Christmas lights around town were judged by
Chappie and the other founders of Prelude and of
Legacy III Emily Anne Smith and Lee Ann
Bessonette which sponsors the event, this year with
community donations.
The winners are:
Residential, 2508 Avenue B, first, and 404 21st
Place, second.
Resort/Condo, Bungalow Beach Resort, 2000
Gulf Drive N, first, and Marbella, 1900 Gulf Drive N.,
second.
Retail, Bridgewear, 121 Bridge St., first, and
Bridge Street Bazaar, 117 Bridge St., second.
Restaurant/Lounge, Beach House Restaurant, 200
Gulf Drive N., first, and Sports Lounge, 116 Bridge St.,

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SPECIAL 2002 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE
Prelude lighting winners
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 2


second.
The Legacy III members gave special thanks to the
donors who made this year's Prelude a success.
Leading the donor list were Les and Ellen Hoist,
$2,000, followed by the City of Bradenton Beach and
Two Sides of Nature/Dave LaBell at $750 each.
Others helping the big event, listed in order of re-
ceipt of donations, were Harry and Susan Brown,
George Sinclair, Betty Gilford, David Teitelbaum,
Charlie Palmer, Audrey and Jack Smith, The Islander,
the Sun, LaCreperie, Tom Eatman, Chappie Family,
Bridge Street Bazaar Inc.;
Banana Cabana Inc., Katie and Gil Pierola, Rick
and Nancy Curd, Bridgewear Boutique, Bridge Street
Interiors, Chapae, John and Mollie Sandberg, Mary and
Nicholas Messina, Ellen and Ross Benjamin, Sand-
piper Womens Club.




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from The Islander!


Santa wheels onto Bridge Street
Santa Claus and his antique car loaded with presents parked in front of Bridgewear on Bridge Street to meet
and greet kids of all ages. Bridgewear won first place in the retail category of Prelude's Christmas lighting
contest for Bradenton Beach. Islander Photo: J.L. Robertson


-'- Everyone loves chocolate!
Richey's Chocolates make a delicious holiday gift
for everyone on your list.., especially those secret Santas!
SUGER-FREE AVAILABLE
GREAT HOLIDAY TREATS & GIFTS
SHIPPING AVAILABLE TO ALL 50 STATES 7200 Cortez Rd. 941 761-1500




We have an
S., ^ ~awesome selection
,i .i :../, of gifts for everyone
' ;on your list!
Surfboards
Skateboards
Io Skimboards
M 0, Rainbow & Reef
Sandals Sunglasses
Swimsuits
Clothing & Accessories

Not sure what they want?
We have gift certificates!
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1 1904 Cortez Road West Cortez Village 794-1233


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Diamonds Flowers Wine i -
An exquisite
collection of
jewelry, gift items,
wine, flowers,
cigars and more,
Don't settle for a
crowded mall,
when Jess Jewelers
offers personalized
service, convenient
parking and items
for everyone
on your list.


1401 Manatee Ave. W.* 708-9663 Free Parking l1
Downtown Bradenton Financial Center First Floor Lobby I "
Mon.-Fri. 10 am-5:30 pm Sat. 10 am-5 pm


Get that tropical Island feeling at Helton's, the area
leader in quality wicker and rattan furnishings in a variety
of styles and finishes. We also have a large selection of
tropical accent pieces, framed prints
and decorative lamps,





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Holiday Happenin._gs


Downtown Holmes Beach
open house Friday
Merchants in the Island Shopping Center, S&S
Plaza and the surrounding area invite you to enjoy open
house, refreshments and entertainment from 5 to 8 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 6.
An annual holiday treat for guests of the open
house is the performance of the Manatee High School
Chamber Orchestra outdoors at The Islander. The
group of high school musicians perform holiday clas-


sics a sure way to get into the holiday spirit. Even
the students have remarked that it's their "favorite
event of the year." They will perform at 6 p.m.
Another treat, this one for youngsters, is the snow
machine, churning and spurting out plenty of snow
across the parking lot sponsored by Ooh La La! and
The Islander. The machine is courtesy of builder Mark
Kimball.
Guitarist Howie Banfield will perform at LaPensee
Plumbing, a keyboardist will be featured at Hurricane
Hanks and Mister Roberts, Saggy Aggy will clown
around with kids and make balloon animals, and lots


and lots of merchants will be awaiting visitors to enjoy
their refreshments and register for raffle prizes.
The Bridge Street holiday open house
Holiday shoppers should plan to visit Bradenton
Beach from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, for the His-
toric Bridge Street Holiday Open House.
Businesses along the street will be providing "an
atmosphere of fun and live music so that everyone may
wrap up their holiday shopping," organizers of the
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merchants welcome you and your family to


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For all your holiday floral needs!




ONLY FLORIST ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
778-4751 1-800-771-7163
www.island-florist.com


Enjoy our hidhli "
rfr'esihmincts as you
browse for a
/,,.,feet gift of art!!


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of Anna Maria Itand
5414 Marina Drive Holmes Beach 778-6694










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PUB & GRUB
Your hosts Pauly & Margaret
778-5788 5346 Gulf Drive, in the S&S Plaza
Live music in front of our place Friday evening.

Season's Greetings fom
Our Family to Yours!

Soin our family of satisfied customers. As
an independent agency, we tailor the best
insurance protection at competitive prices.
We represent only the finest
insurance companies, like Auto- .r ',.-
Owners, The "No Problem" '"'
People. Ask us about the many .
other advantages of doing 1--
business with an independent ..o,,
insurance agency. ...
Stop by Sun & Surf during Open House Dec. 6 for
delicious cookies compliments of Jim Mixon Insurance.
Jim Mixon Insurance Inc.
5412 Marina Dr.* Island Shopping Center Holmes Beach
(941) 778-2253 Office closed for lunch from noon-lpm


We have dining certificates and Ooh La T-shirtsl
Island Shopping Center ~ Holmes Beach 941 778 5320

SH Hope to see you all Friday
2 ,ening at our Island location.
IB tl l t Enjoy our holiday
S Sunnyside Up goodies and register
jSOCafea to win door prizes.
HOLMES BEACH & BRADENTON
5360 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach 778-4140
9516 Cortez Road Bradenton 792-6010
OUTSIDE DINING AVAILABLE at our Cortez Raod location


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Visit Our Store for Open
House Dec. 6 and

Our Refreshments!
Meet Our
Wonderful
Staff -
TONY, CAROL,
JOAN. DICK,
RICHARD, DEE, JIM,
STAR AND PETE

HOME /Wai7a&ce. HARDWARE
Help s Just Around The Coer.
5324 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach 778-2811


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event said.
Features of the open house besides the shop-
ping include live music Jimi Gee Jazz Duo. There
will also be drawings for a chance to win gift certifi-
cates and merchandise. There will be light refresh-
ments, and children can have their pictures taken with
Santa Clause.
Further information is available from Julie Mueller
at the Seaweed Gallery at 782-1128.

Holiday Walk on Longboat
The Whitney Beach Plaza Holiday Walk will be


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from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12.
The north Longboat Key shopping plaza, 8610
Gulf of Me\ico Drive, will include Santa Claus and
drawings from each of the shops in the Plaza. There
will also be live music by Brian Beebe, hours
d'oeuvres, wine tasting, sweets and even "doggie
treats."
And there will be "thousands of twinkling lights on
all the palms and seagrapes," organizers of the event
said.
For further information, call 387-7662.

Bell-ringing volunteers sought
The Anna Maria Island Kiwanis Club and the Is-
land Women's Club will ring the bell for the Salva-


THE ISLANDER 0 DEC. 4, 2002 M PAGE 5-B
tion Army at the Publix in Holmes Beach this holi-
day season.
And volunteers are needed.
The Salvation Army's locations for collecting fi-
nancial contributions in their traditional holiday
"kettles" has been cut back on the mainland, and of-
ficials hope Islanders will help "support the many
programs that they fund the benefit the needs," of-
ficials said.
Volunteers are asked to serve two-hour shifts
from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily except Sunday at the
Publix, 3900 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, during
the month of December.
To sign up as a volunteer, for for further infor-
mation, call Russ Olson at 778-6746.


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7i1 Enjoy the Holiday Spirit and Decorations
:I, Stroll the shopping area, meet merchants, share refresh-
ments at shops, galleries and restaurants and be sure to
check out the SNOW at The Islander office. :: Then gather at The Islander at 6 p.m.
for the holiday performance of the Manatee High School Chamber Orchestra.
4 Participants are located in the area surrounding the Island Shopping Center and S&S Plaza, Holmes Beach.


,' Please stop by for cookies
-. and holiday cheer!
Island Players pecans available!


Sun$tas
REAL ESTATE, INC.
5402 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach 779-0202


ISLAND GALLERY WEST
AN ARTISTS COOPERATIVE
"Plate" r, ,- ORIGINAL ART
ceramic -- "" c ft
plate
plate AFFORDABLE
ByDebbie N Mon-Sat 10-5
Hagstrom 5368 Gulf Dr.

$35-x *.. Holmes Beach
Visit us Friday evening for yummy Across from
refreshments while you browse our gallery! Sterling Anvil
FREE ART DEMONSTRATIONS ON FIRST & 3RD SATURDAY
Tel: 941-778-6648 www.amisland.com/gallery



EXPRESS IT
Cards Gifts Books
50% Off Greeting Cards

Visit us for holiday

refreshments on
Friday
Dec. 6
5-8 pm
d. Music by guitarist
Jerry Miller
i Shipping Service and Supplies
Signs and Banners
Fax, Copies and Laminates
S 5352 Gulf Drive 779-1119
next to Holmes Beach Post Office


!.- ., Casual Island-Style Furnishings
S" Visit us Friday
Register to win a $100
gift certificate good toward any item
in our store ... drawing 8pm Friday!
Save on Island-Style Furnishings
$50 OFF $500 purchase
or $150 OFF $1,000 purchase (ormore
Now thru Dec. 24
I Island Girl Interiors Inc. _
5316 Marina Drive Holmes Beach 778-0904
5316 Marina Drive Holmes Beach *-778-0904


S20% OFF
Regular Priced Merchandise
This Evening Only Free Gift Wrapping
Stop by for Cookies & Punch and
browse for your Holiday Gift Ideas!
Register to win a
Gift certificate
I* v S & S Plaza, Holmes Beach
778-4505


Please Join Us At
Our Open House
j Friday Dec. 6 5-8PM
S Refreshments Served
5337 Gulf Drive North Holmes Beach
Tel: (941) 778-1541 Fax: (941) 778-9679

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CAFE Cy
WE'LL BE OPEN FOR DINNER
SON FRIDAY EIVNING. l
Edy's Ice Cream :
FREE SAMPLE CONE ",.
FRIDAY EVENING, DEC. 6, ONLY!
Register to %inl
5318 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach a faux parrot
Island Shopping Center' 778-1804


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featuring local artists
Island Shopping Center 5314 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach 779-2624


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Holiday
fantasy
The first-place
-winner for the
residential
category of the
Prelude holiday
lighting contest
'is at 2508
Avenue B.
Islander Photo:
J.L. Robertson


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Great Gifts for the Holidays!
* Gopeds .
* Gocarts -
* Paintball & accessories
* Grasshopper & Snapper


Mowers
SParts & Service


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and much, much more!
Free layaway
and financing available

Gift certificates can
make life easy!

Family owned and operated
6004 43rd Ave. West, Bradenton *
792-1122
(Behind R.J. Gators)
Mon.-Fri. 8-5 Sat. 8-Noon


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holiday season and

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Brunch and Lunch
Wed thru Sun 11 AM-2:30 PM
Sunday Breakfast from 8 AM


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Gift baskets made to order. '


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After-turkey entertainment
The cold didn't keep folks from celebrating the beginning of the holiday season when about 1,000 people
gathered Thanksgiving night for the annual Christmas Prelude in Bradenton Beach. Islander Photos: J.L.
Robertson


Furniture &,o Mor
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Specializing in Nautical Items


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For the nautical lover on your Christmas list. Ship's wheel
clocks, portholes, nautical instruments, jewelry,
mermaids, pelicans, figureheads, lamps/lanterns,
,'- statuary, fishnet, local art, telescopes, telegraphs,
compasses, dive helmets and Trapp candles.
12304 Cortez Road West Cortez
4 blocks east of the Cortez Bridge (941)795-5756


STOREWIDE 20 50 PERCENT OFF THRU CHRISTMAS!

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beach style
10010 Gulf Drive Anna Maria 778-4323
Nothing says "I love you, but I need you to
give me some space" more than this...


'Jingle Bell Rock'
The Island Middle School singers entertained the
crowd with a melody of Christmas songs. The
singers were accompanied by the Island Middle
School Conch Fritter Band. Islander Photo: J.L.
Robertson


clothing cottage furniture home
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21-ft. Center Console with 150-hp Yamaha. T-top, 30-gallon live well.
,, As low as $22,500, --

SIsland Boat Sales -"
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S 12310 Manatee Ave. W. on Perico Island 795-3014 -4-
OPEN 7 DAYS 9 TO 5


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Everyone's


All three Island cities' residents, officials, kids,
parents, grandparents Everyone!
Absolutely everyone's invited to Family Fun Day.
Please, join us for an
SC old-fashioned gathering of the
A Anna Maria Island Family.
S- Chuck andJoey Lester


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Saturday Dec. 14 11-2 p.m.

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* 504 DUFFY burgers *


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Presented by Chuck & Joey Lester to benefit the Anna Maria Island Community Center. This advertisement is sponsored as a community service by The Islander.


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